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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 4, 1915)
City In Tho Biggest
be State Of Oregon I
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Bteftt Qte
Coestljr In The State Of Oregon
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Bert In The Wert M
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. DECEMBER 4, 19 IS
ARE CONFIDENT OIL IS
STRUCK IN THIS VALLEY
Drilling Discontinued in Well at 3700
Foot Depth and Arranging to Case
Off Water. Strong Indication of
Oil With Increased Pressure of
Gas. Stockholders Encouraged
"Harney Valley now has an
railroad building we certainly
would be prosperous and bring
ly. We propose to do that as
soon aa any feasible means is In
aight. Until then we must ask
you to be lenient in your condem
nation of the service.
The matter of acant service
causes us much regret because
we are mindful of the inconven
ience to our customers and wc
are confronted by our idle equip
ment that ought to be at work.
Your inconvenience and our loss
is part of the price we pav for
letting adjudication be postpon
Roy C. Dwyer.
Should be Interested
ROBERT E. STRAHORN
IS COMING TO BURNS
Railroad Builder at Boise This Week
Writes Railroad Committee That
He Desires to Inspect the Proposed
Connection With Crane Creek Gap.
Will Send an Auto to Meet Him
The above was the remark of to us a vast number of men of
one of the largest stockholders
in the oil well that has had such
a hard struggle to get down to
the present depth of 8700 feet
means that would develop the
resources of this big county in a
remarkably short time.
Just how rapidly the further
He made this remark to The i prosecution of tho oil well nroDo-
Timea-Herald the other evening sition will go forward we are un
and followed it with an explana- able to say. We understand the
tion of the future plans of those casing must be brought in from
in charge. i the outside and the present con-
The drilling has stopped for dition of the roads are such as to
the present and it is intended to make this uncertain. After it is
secure sufficient casing of smaller on the ground the matter of put
dimension than now in the well ' ting it down will take some time,
with which to case off the water. !
There is strong indication of oil; The Electric Light Situation.
at tne aeptn reacnea ana 11 is ,
confidently expected that when ; The power problem for Burns
the immense volume of water is js the topic of considerable dis
eased off it will be found of con- cusaion and the management of
siderable quantity. i the light plant wants to keep the
It has been suggested in the people informed on the situation
' past that it was possible oil had and its methoesof improving the
been struck before the well was 'power supply,
down so deep and that if the; Considering the unusual diffi
water was cased off it would give culties that we have had to over
a better idea of what the pros- come we point with pride to the
Recta were. Men familiar with fact that we have had only three
qil strikes have stated that oil days shut-down in nearly three
would not raise through any years of operation,
depth of water and when it was Last winter we ustd fuel-oil
considered there were over 3000 hauled from Bend lecause we
feet of water in the well it would were unable to show the Federal
seem impossible to know whether court the unfairness of the decree
there was really oil of any quan- that the Pucific Live Stock Co.
tity or not It is stated the gas held against the water in the
flow is considerably increased at river. We have just been in
the present time. If such is the formed that, although there is
case and it proves of any volume plenty of water at their Island
the stockholders may realize Ranch, they do not propose to
handsomely from this weir grant any favors. They hold
whether there is oil of paying that until the adjudication does
quantities or nou uas is an as- uiKe r ace tnev win exact meir
?iet that will bring immense re-
hound of Mesh"
Runnihg the plant on fuel oil
The Times-Herald is pleased to is unprofitable, we can not get
receive .-.ueh encouraging news of 'power from the Burns Flour
this important development and Milling Company because tiny
hopes the promoters really have are afraid that In room way the
what they have been striving monster will attack them, lo.
for. The striking of oil would if thvy sell us pewer: It is mani
bring Wonderful development to festly impossible to bring power
this valley and. attract more at- tft Burps from any of the plants
iintion than any other project, that have plenty of it some 160
not excepting the railroad. With miles away. The only solu
oil In paying quantities, the irri- tion of the power problem lies in
gation projects financed and the getting fuel brought here cheap-
Breakfast 50 to B Pin' 1 1 30 2
Mac's Restaurant & Bakery
Located in the new Levens Building
V ft. McCuistion, Prop.
MENU SUNDAY, NOV. 2, ItIB
Cream of Chick Soup
Spring chick.n, (riad to ordar
Oyttara, any atyla J0-
Crack ad Crab ' BOe-
Friad CkiM Wr Salmon ':
Erath Mod ftallM "
ihyar.idc Smelt J5c-
Roaat laf and brpw
H.,.,i pork and Iffel W ,,,.! Pi
M..hi pouio.. t.ki mA
Ckickan salad Crawnad rrtJp
Appl, Mine, and Pumpkin Pi
Taa, CoMaa, Cocoa
Supper 5 to 8 Short order at ajl hour.
In prosecuting agricultural ex
tension work in the State of Ore
gon for the 1915-16 period the
Department of Agriculture has
arranged for the expenditure of
$104,555 through Oreiron Astri-
cultural College. The.jmoneys
come to the state by reason of
the provisions of the Smith-Lever
act. adopted by Congress In
The instruction provided for
includes practical demonstrations
in agriculture and home econom
ics, given to persons who do not
attend colleges or reside in college
towns. In order to secure the
advantage of these funds for Ore
gon it was necessary for the Agri
cultural College to' agree to a
memorandum requiring the-col
lege to organize and maintain a
disinct administrative manage
ment for the extention work.
In Oregon Agricultural College
there is a director who is in
charge of all this work, and who
submits his .plans to the director
at Washington for approval.
For the iMist few years county
agents have been provided in
many counties, the coat being di
vided between tho Government.
state and county, who have been
working with organised bodies of
A glance at the appropriations
for Oregon is indicative of the
wide extent and variety of aid
that is being rendered, any of
which is open to any county
which desires to co-operate, to se
cure the benefits that accrue.
Administration $ 7.035
County Agents 44.691
Room i ministrations 3,150
Movable schools 14,356
Boy's club work 6,990
Pig clubs '4,700
Farm management 2.760
Rural organization 4,141
Robert K. Strahorn, the rail-1 Iloise or to western Idaho what
road man that holds the atten- should be done by them in regard
tion of this section at the present ! to the railroad development in
time, is expected in Rums to- j the interior of Oregon, but his
morrow or the next day. the loc-' sumrestion that it would he rn
al Railroad Club having sent a the interests of this section in
car to the railroad to meet him. i considered important.
A letter written at Boise was I "The Oreiron. California A
received the other day by Judge Eastern company was organized
I.revena in Which Mr. Stluhorn1 for rh mtrnnM nt oatiino arnrr.
stated ho would be in Boise for a led plans to build a railroad in the
iew nays mis weeK ana would central interior of Oregon," said
try and steal enough time to come j Mr. Strahorn. "These plans are
to Burns. At the time this was ' nnw in ih rnmuiiuafi v..
not known what his business was can say that we are endeav
in Boise and was considered pro- oring to connect the present lines
bablethathe was going to try j now built to their present termi
and interest thnt territory in the rials and towards the central por
building of the line from Crane I tion of Oregon
Creek Gap to Burns. This would "These connections would join
be a feasible iilan since Boise ii,,. iir,.r,.., aunt i ; - - -
would profit directly from such iol. from Va.li. thmiio-r, ih.
an extension. However, it an-1 Hnrnev vnJW at RnH with th
pears irom an interview in the Oregon Trunk and the Oregon
Boise Capital News that he has j Washington Railway & Naviga
other interests in that citv but j tion company; connect this line
has tnlked railroad to them. One ! with the Southern Pacific at Kla.
paragraph of his letter says
"My principnl purpose in going
to Burns now is to get a better
idea of the Harney Valley, especi
ally between Burns and Crane
Creek Cap, and the new route we
discussed between Burns
math Falls and connect that line
with the Nevada-California-Oregon
at Lakeview, a distance of
180 miles from Bend.
' 'The Oregon-California & East
ern Railway comnanv waiornn.
and ized for the purpose of carrying
on mdependend railroad construe
This paragraph is significant j tion- independent of any of the
and would indicate a greater in- other railroads and if these plans
teresl in the line which we hone j a, . carried out the transportation
to have constructed during the facilities will be provided which
coming year. It has been gener
ally understood that this line was
going to be considered first by
the people of Burns regardless of
Mr. Strahorn's plans and if he
wishes to take the matter up in
connection with other projects
he will find plenty of discouragement
will deveiope the interior as well
as connect up the lines I have
"The construction would mean
shortening of the distance from
this territory to Portland by 150
miles and to Portland 700 miles
over the nreaent trannnnrtatinn
t facilities offered
rn tkot rifi.
mi ...I.- , -.'-J
ine capital wews says in part: This naturally would be an ad
IJO.se and western Idaho can well , vantage. It would also make a
Of the 35 counties in Oregon.
only 10 at this time have availed
. . a ....
tnmseyes or the county agent
These agents have been Dartl-
cularly helpful in many states in
solving social problems, as well
as in giving aid to the farmer in
wrestling with the every day dif
ficulties that spell the difference
between success and failure.
In the organization (jf-nttf (riuhs
of contests jh growing grain and
vegetables among the boys, and
in the work of .interesting the
girls in canning clubs and other
branches of domestic economics
the agents have gone far toward
making the farm life of the coun
try more tolorame to the you
unil in i, in. Hour the rialA'cr rtoi
di'sire to iret ilwav to the citv
It is a work that is niaKingt'he
farm pay in crops and ip oys
and in girls.- Chamber of Com
I yast empire in the central por-
anord to bestir themselves re
garding the proposed railroad de-1 iiUn of Urmnin trihutarv t P-t
velopement in the interior 'Of Ore- land, San Francisco and Boise, as
gon, which the Oregon, Call for- well
nia & Lastern Railway company) "I d0 not beleive that the pro-
caovcwiiu cuny,un, Becoming 10 posed route from here to Winne-
Robert E. Strahorn of Portland
and Spokane, president of that
company and considered the most
prominent engineer and railroad i
constructionist in the west.
Mr. Strahorn i in Boise to-day
accompanied by Mrs. Strahorn.
Matters in. relation to the sched
ule of the Northwest Light &
Water company which furni .lies
the city of Wallace, among oth
ers, with electricity and of which
he is president, before tho pub
lic utilities (.oii.mi.-.t.ioii, called
him here. He will he here and
at ('aid well two da vs.
When interviewed Mr. Stru-
mucca to perfect a connection
there with the Western Pacific is
feasible. 1 am familiar with the
routo having been over it in form
er years. The cost of construc
tion would not only be great but
the territory does not offer in
ducements for a railroad. There
is little to draw on from here to
Winnemucca in-so-far as large
tonnage is concerned,
"The connection with the Ore
gon Short Line railroad out of
Vale to Bend offered by the Ore
gon -California A Eastern would
give a direct route to San Fran
cisco, not shorter probably than
me winnemucca connection nn
To High School Teachers
Examinations for high school
teachers who are graduates of
standard colleges and universi
ties, but who.have not had fifteen
semester hour's work in Educa
tion, will be given in connection
with the regular teachers' exami
nations which will be held at the
county seat of each county begin
ning on December 16. 1915. and
on June 28. 1916. For the pur
pose of certification, teachers
will be credited with three sem
ester hours in education for each
subject in which they pass the
examination with a grade of at
least 75 per cent. Twelve ques
tions will be submitted in each of
the five subjects shown below.
The questions will be selected
from the two books given after
each subject. No fee will be
charged for the examination.
After 1915, no applicants will be
permitted to take this examina
tion unless they are especially
recommended for certification by
the schools from which they have
been graduated. The Oregon
State Library. Salem, has a lim
ited number of conies of each
book, which will be loaned to
teachers, the only expense being
the postage. The books may be
purchased from the publishers.
or they will be sent postpaid bv
The J. K. Gill Company, Portland
Oregon, at the prices indicated.
1. Science of Educatien: -Rue-
diger: Principals of Education,
c. 1910. Houghton, Mifflin Co.,
Boston, $1.25. Celvin: The
Learning Process, c. 1911. The
Macmillan Co., New York, $1.25.
2. History of Education. -Graves:
A student's History of Edu
cation, c. HH5. The Macmillian
Co., Boston, $1.26. Monree:
Textbook in the History of Edu
cation, c. 1905. The Mcmillian
Co., Boston, $1.90.
3. Childhood and Adolesence
-King: The High School Age.
c 1914. Bohhs-Merrill Co., Ind
ianapolis, $1.00. Tyler: Growth
and Education, c. 1907. Hough
ton. Mifflin Co.. Boston. S1.K0
4. School Administration:--Monroe:
(ed.): Principles of
Secondary Education, c. 1914.
The Macmillian Co., Boston, $1.
90. Out ton and Snedden; Ad
ministration of Public Education
in the United States, c. 1912.
The McMillian Co., Boston, $2.00
5. Methods Judd: Physicol-
ogy of High School Subjects, c.
1V15. tiinn & Co. . Boston. SI Rn
Parker: Methods of Teaching
!n High Schools, c. 1916. Ginn &
Co. Boston, $1.60.
Very truly yours,
J. A. Churchill,
Supt. of Public Instruction.
OUR FOOT BALL TEAM
VICTORS AT JOHN DAY
A Well Contested Game Full of Thrills
Regardless of One-Sided Scoring.
Return Game Scheduled for Home
Grounds Next Saturday. Dec. 1 1th,
That Promises Decided Interest
hits! jluitl'i wawt I ltd t hn it? i; u tiii In
ll"l II UVIHMl HUH I IV TT S40 HWI III ' w.,i.VVVIVH
a position at that time to say to, pro'H,aed but throtiJrh, vary rich
' country opco it is developed,
XMAS IS NEAR
The place to get
your gifts If at
The Rexall Drug Store
Best price and the
moot up to date line
REED BROS. Props.
Sumpter Valley Railway Co.
Armil u4 Defeftoyre Of Tpisi
No, 2, Prame IQiliA.M,
Bumpte Ii39 F, M.
Arrives Baker 4i00 P. M.
No. 1, Baker 8:30 A. M.
fcumpter ld$S A. M.
Arrives Pratfe ?:1Q P- M.
No, 1 Makes good connection
with O.-W. R. A N. Co. No. 4
(Fast Mail) leaving Portland 6:80
P. M., arriving at Baker 7:65 A.
M. and No. 17 from east arriv
ing Baker 0:50 A. M.
No 2 conneptswith. No. 6 (Itast
Mail) arriving at Baker T166 P.
m iviii.h nleks un Pullman at
Baker, arriving at Portland 7:00
AM Alan with No. 18 at
0:45P. M forplnh En t.
v m m m na
A finer line 0? presents
than ever! You'll make
no mistake in giving a
nice piece of jewelry to
your friend or relative
There are no substitutes
that will take the place
of a broach, I a v a 1 1 i e r,
ring, watch, or any oth
er piece of jewelry that
is an appropriate Xmet
C. IH. SALISBURY
Jeweler and Optician
"Tho present terminal of the
Oregon Trunk and the Oregon
Washington Railway and Navi
gation company is Bend. The
terminal of the Southern Paciffc
is Klamath and the Nevada-California
& Oregon i tataview.
The. proposed! cAppeoting line of
the (Uwi-CaUfornia & Eaatern
is to build from Bend south to
Silver Ike. where tha mari
Lranehes towards Klamath Falls
to connect with the Southern Pa
olfle and to Lakeview to connect
with the Nevada-California & Or
egon. The importance of these
connection it manifest from an
Inspection f the arap, To this
section it is of some Import
ance, take It,"
Owa. H.r Good Haalth to ChambarUin'.
"I owe my good health to
Chamberlain's Tablets," writes
MrB. H. Q. Neff, Crookston, Ohio.
"Two years ago I was an invalid
due to stomach trouble. I took
i hive bottles of these tablets and
have since been in the beat of
health. ' ' For le hy all dealers.
Fresh fish and oysters for sale
at Mac's Restaurant.
Why You Should Uh Ch.mb.rlan'.
Because it has established reD-
utation won by its good works.
Because it is most eateeased bv
those who have used it for many
years, as occasion required, and
are best acquainted with its orood
Because it loosens and relieves
a cold and aids nature in restor
ing the system to a healthy condition.
Because it does not contain
opium or any other narcotic
Because it is within the reach
of all. It only costs a quarter.
For sale by all dealers.
Quality is Right, Prices are
Rinht. Flour is Right New
Flour. New Wheat. Every Sack
guaranteed. Special prices in
quantity. See your dealer, the
Mill, or Mr. Huston, the Secre
tary. The Burns Milling Co.
The Burns football team met
the John Day team on the fast
John Day field on November 26.
The teams lined up about balan
ced in weight in the line with
the John Day team somewhat
heavier in the backfield. From
the time the onenine whistle
sounded and Cooley received
John Day's kickoff on Burns 15
yard line and, with splendid in
terference. ran the ball back to
the John Day 15-yard line, the
game was full of the kind of
thrills that delight the football
John Day held for downs and
recovered the ball on her 6-vard
line. Then besran a spri nt
furious off-tackle plunges which
carried the ball well toward the
center of the field. John Day's
punt was blocked and recovered
by Burns and a series of for
ward passes and ooen field run
ning netted Burns the first touch
down Of the mm. Wnllmn
During the last three Quarters
of the game the contest was keen
at all times but the ooen nlavino-
of the Burns boys kept the edge
in tneir favor thruout The
John Day team fought gamely
and put up flashes of excellent
offensive work but never threat
ened Burns goal but once. One
touchdown was netted bv th
Burns team in each quarter and
tne game ended with the score
27 to 0 in favor of the visitors.
The John Day boys will olav a
return game in Burns on Satur
day December 11 and have al
ready greatly strengthened their
team by new players and im
provements in their style of play
both on offense and defense.
The contest will doubtless be de
cidedly interesting to those who
enjoy the fast open style of football
The Burns lineup was: Walkup
c, Triske r. g.; Jetley I. g.,
Young r. t; Sayer L t; VanWin
garden and Bardwell ends: Bre-
count and Cooley halves, Gilbert
and Young fulls, Miller and
Fleece Blankets Will be
Present to Nation's Head
When President Wilson is mar
ried to Mrs. Gait some time soon
if reports are true, they will find
among their wedding presents a
pair of beautifully made to order
pure fleece blankets from the
Pendleton Woolen Mills. The
blankets will be the best that can
be made in the world and thev
will be given with the compli
ments of C. S. Jackson, former
Pendletonian, and owner of the
Mr. Jackson recently ordered
the blankets through the Peoples
Warehouse and gave instruction
as to their shipment, etc. Among
other things it will be stated the
blankets are made of "free wool"
and that no tariff will be needed
to make the wool growers pros
perous if the pure fabric law can
But the Woodrow Wilson fami
ly will not be the only people in
high official life at Washington
in possession of Pendleton blank
ets. Mr. Jackson recently order
ed a pair of the local blankets
sent to Mr. and Mrs. McAdooand
a pretty little woolen blanket to
the baby daughter of the Secre
tary of the treasury.
During the days he was in Pen
dleton. Mr. Jackson was one of
the original workers in behalf of
establishing the woolen mill here
and he has always taken a axeat
pride in the industry. East Ore
Pictures. tonight, Tonawama.
FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER
Burns Meat Market
BACON, HAMS and LARD
Fresh Meats, Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumers
SPCIAL INDUCEMENTS orrrnvn
TO SHEEP MEN AND BIG ORDERS
O. A. C.
PAKMCRS' AND HOME-MAKERS' WEEK
ad RURAL LIFE CONFERENCES
January j to 8, iyi
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latiifcn null live ihaugltU. guutl
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January to to February 4, 101,4
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Cumin Iu VKUlf HAIalNU, KAHM CKura,
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BURNS REST FLOUR
BAKES BEST BREAD
Made From New Wheat : : : : Every Sack Guaranteed
Quality Right Prices Right Special Rates to Buyers in
Quantity Lota. See Your Merchant, the Mill or Mr. Huston
The Burns Flour Milling Co.
You Patronise Home when you deal here
To be Given Away
Every Saturday at S P. M.
ONE ALUMINUM SET
Be'aure end bring your coupons
JNMI may be the lucky one.
The one having the number
nearest to the number under
the seal will be the winner