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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 18, 1915)
CITY OF BURNS
The Biggest City In The Bit
-ounly In The State Of Oregon
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, DECEMBER J 8, 115
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RAIL CONNECTION WITH
GAP WITHIN OUR REACH
Chicago Contractor Proposes Immediate
Activity Upon Compliance With
Conditions. Most Attractive Yet
Submitted to Committee and Will
Meet Hearty Approval of Citizens
The railroad to Burns from the
(iap is now clearly put before the
people of this town on such terms
as command attention and The
Times-Herald fully believes it the
most practical and feasible pro
position yet advanced and fully
within our reach.
W. C. Ross, an experienced
railroad contractor, came in the
fore part on this week upon
vi'ommeniiations and proposi
tions made by the executive com
mittee f the Burns Railroad
Club and held a conference with
hose of the committee who were
Sn town Wednesday night. There
were also representatives of the
Commercial Club present and the
'result of this conference a clear
outline of what he would do to
Word building the line we desire
from some point at Crane Creek
Gap to Burns without any delay.
Mr. Ross had but little to say
but it was to the point and the
substance was: He would give a
bond to build and complete the
proposed line within four months
from the time final negotiations
were complied with by the peo
ple of Bums. His proposition
was that the business men of
Burn guarantee 160,000 in bonds
and secure the necessary right of
way and terminal grounds. He
would not delay active work on
the line pending the two elec
tions necessary to place city
bonds with him, which would re-
Wtiire one election to extend the
boundaries of the town and a
second election to legally vote
the bonds. The guaran tee of the
business men is all that he would
fequire to go before financial
fc.-i. and. secure the necessary
flu. Us to begin t)e construction.
J Mr. Ross desired early atten
tion of his proposition and all the
details worked out within a rea
sonable time in order that he may
fce getting his material ready for
ictive work as soon as weather
and that he has ample financial
The Times-Herald believes it
is now up to Burns to move.
Mr. Ross' proposition does not
in any way interfere with the
proposition of Mr. Strahorn to
build to us from the west nml
those interested in this scheme
may continue in their efforts. In
fact it helps the situation so far
as Rurns is concerned as it will
be a better inducement to bring
Mr. Strahorn to Burns from the
west for a connection, besides it
leaves us in a better way finan
cially to assist the Strahorn lines
I in that the requirements to get
the connection from the Cap are
not so large as had been contem
plated. Two members of the railroad
executive committee, Judge H.
C. Levens and L. M. Brown were
out of town Wednesday night
and unable to meet with Mr.
Ross; upon their return they will
be appraised of the proposition
made and after consideration
and consultation, since these
gentlemen were away on rail
road matters, and possibly have
suggestions to make as a result
of their trip, a public mass meet
ing will be called and the matter
fully discussed in order that
something definite mav be sent
to Mr. Ross by the first of the
The Times-Herald feels confi
di nt of the favorable considera
tion of this latest proposition and
begins to see the final solution of
the railroad problem for Burns.
Mr. Ross left Thursday morn
ing in company with C. B. Mc
Connell for Riverside on his re
turn to Chicago. Mr. McConnell
was instrumental in getting Mr.
Ross interested in this railroad
proposition and later President
W. P. Davidson of the Oregon &
Western Colonization Co. also
conferred with him and was most
on a recent visit and upon his
return east again visited Mr.
Ross in Chicago and suffirftiterl
his coming out personally and
look over the situation and meet
Mr. Ross found upon his arrival
here that reports given him of
the bigness of the country and
its possibilities by Mr. McConnell
were fully borne out and he was
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not uisappointed in any manner
whatever. In fact he sees great
er possibilities than estimated or
suggested by either Mr. McCon
nell or Mr. Davidson.
Mr. Ross was taken to the
flour mill and packing plant as
well as a short trip to the higher
hills to the north for a better view
of the country in general. Mr.
Ross was most enthusiastic in dis
cussing the big asset the packing
plant was to this country and
what it meant to a railroad, nor
was he less impressed with the
big undertaking of Mr. McCon
nell and his associates to im
pound the flood waters of the
streams to the north and bring
ing about a comprehensive and
equitable distribution of the wa
ter for irrigation. He strongly
commended this work and said
the people of this territory should
give such an enterprise every
encouragement possible e v e n
strain a point as it was a neces
sary work to the immediate fu
ture development of the terri
tory. Nor was he ignorant or
unmindful of the timber resour
ces to the north of this Valley.
The gentleman impressed the
writer with being a very keen
and careful man of affairs who
immediately grasped a situation.
He is certainly a man of exper
ience from his conversation and
one who is safe.
IRRIGATION ISSUES ARE
VITAL TO THE PIONEER
Reclamation Projects Will be Discussed
Fully at Congress in Portland on
December 28, 29 and 30. Ques
tion of Money and Credit, Problem
of Guaranteeing Interest on Bonds
Marshall N.Dana in Sunday center about the guaranteeing of
Jeurnal: j interest oMhe bonds.
There are pioneers today in There will be one group in
Oregon, favor of a provision that the
They are put on the unestab-, state guarantee the interest on
lished reclamation projects. irrigation securities.
At the call of the irrigation i Another group will advocate
congress they will come down I federal guarantee of the interest
from their mountain valleys and for five years, during which tinr.e
plateaus. j the settler will be obliged to pay
They may hear a few city bred only maintenance charges. The
speakers tell them how to get bond would run for 40 vears at 4
"back to the soil" and "make a per cent and their retirement
success on the land." would take place during the last
But in the main they will couns-; 10 years.
el to gether. ! This is the plan of credits pro-
And they will seek answer to posed under the Jones bill newly
one overshadowing question. 'introduced before congress. The
I use the word, overshadowing
because until the question is ans
wered there wjll not be enough
bill provides federal investiga
tion and subsequent supervision,
and requires a preliminary that
sunny days in a vear to lift the the irrigation district laws be
shadow from the future or from satisfactory to the federal gov
the hearts of those who would (eminent
make homes out on the edge of It is pointed out that the net
cultivation. result would be;
The question is: Uniformity of irrigation dis-
What plan of reclamation can i trict laws,
A MERCILESS JUDGE
One Who Show no Favor
leonditions will permit He im
pressed those with whom he
liked, most favorably and con
vinced them of his ability to
irry out his end of the bargain
favorably impressed with his
proposition, so much so in fact,
that Mr. Davidson advocated this
is the most feasible proposition
yet advanced while he was here
Breakfast 5:30 tp Q
Dinner 1:30 to 2
Mac's Restaurant & Bakery
Located in the new Levens Building
W. R. McCuistion, Prop.
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Pried Columbia River Salman
Fresh fried Halibut
Kilyaraida Saaatl, ,
Stewed CUhh ....
Roasl .prine turkey and cranberry sauce
Roast beef and brown ray '
Roasl pork and apple sauce c.
Chocolate and Vanjll Cream Pie
fan, .(.., Mi
Supper 9 to Short orders at all hours
A merciless judge is Father
Time. Before him the weak and
the wanting go to the wall. Only
the truth can stand. For years
the following statement from a
La Grande resident has withstood
the stcrness of all tests.
Mrs. M. K. Nibbler. 21(K Third
St. La Grande, Ore., says: "My
back ached and I had severe
pains through my right side. I
was nil crippled up and I found
it hard to do my housework.
One of my relatives had used
Doan's Kidney Pills and advised
me to try them. Two boxes
drove away the aches and pains. ' '
NO TROUBLE SINCE
OVER A YEAR LATER, Mrs.
Nibler said: "I have had no kid
ney trouble since Doan's Kidney
Pills rid me of it."
Price SOc, at all dealers. Don t
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills the
same that Mrs. Nibler has twice
publicly recommended. Foster
Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N.
be evolved and put into practice
that will give assurance of suc
cess to an industrious man and
his family if they settle on an ir
The question has no reference
to the productivity of the land
It is a proverb among irriaa-
tionista that to get water to the
dry soil, even in the higher alti
tudes, is a practical guarantee of
The question is money and cred
It is a question of opportunity
to get a start, in equipment and
cultivation and cropping, without
being compelled to use the first
fruits in meeting bonded debt
Consequent increase in the
market-ability of irrigation se
curities. Most importantly -absence of
debt burden on the settler during
the first five years.
It has been suggested that if
I this law should be adopted Ore
gon and Washington would be in
a pogitiwi at once to benefit be
cause the irrigation district laws
of these states are now satisfac
tory to the secretary of the in
terior. But Colorado and some
of the other irrigation states
would have to make improve
ments in their laws.
This feature of immediate bene
fit is something that could not be
expected from a state guarantee
of interest on irrigation bonds
The desideratum is to go on the , because the subject would have
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"I owe my good health to
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Mrs. R. G. Neff, Crookston, Qhto.
"Two years ago was an invalid
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health. " For sale by all dealers.
The new flour made by the
Burns Milling Co. from this year's
wheat is every sack guaranteed.
Sumpter Valley Railway Co.
Arriva) and Departure Of Trains
No. 2, Prairie 10:15 A.M.
Sumpter 2:35 P. M.
Baltor 4:00 P. M.
land with a small amount of capi
tal and much energy, to be allow
ed to use the first returns for u
few years before, being compell
ed to begin paying off the debt.
None of the plans and laws of
the past have accomplished this
And meanwhile we have a mil
lion and a half acres that could
be made productive under water,
that could support families and
communities and pay taxes, and
make the desert give away to
At the last meeting of the con
gress there was discussion of fed
eral or state guarantee of irriga
tion district bonds. This was
with reference to the bond buyer
and with (he motive of making
him less afraid 'of irrigation see
At the Irrigation congress this
year the discussion will probably
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Bumpier 10:05 A. M.
Prairie 2:10 P. M.
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M. and No. 17 from east arriv
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No 2 connects with No. 5 (Fast
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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, Uvullier,
ring, watch, or any oth
er piece of jewelry that
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Jeweler and Optician
to take the force of a constitut
ional amendment to be voted on
at a general election.
At the same time it is admitted
that state as well as federal
guarantee would increase the
desirability of the securities.
Can the irrigation congress con
centrate and Utilise past experi
ence in settling upon a plan that
will revolutionise the reclamation
policy of the entire west?
It never has done so.
At the same time its general I
irilllli'ncn hnu ruaon ovorrorl in'
favor of projects and the settlers
upon them. It supported the
appropriation for the west Uma
tilla project apd. the. state built
The resolutions, adopted by the
congress last year are to an ex
tent contradictory and confused,
as though individual ideas had
been expressed without assimila
tion or being related to the gen
eral problem, but action has beeii
obtained on at least two of the
congress' proposals a drainage
code and the granting of one vote
to corporation having property
in an irrigation district
Had the resolutions, (U the con
gress that have to do with finance
been more coherent more results
might have been expected.
One resolution called upon the
federal government to bond the
resources of federal lands to be
used for irrigation on a dollar for
dollar cooperative basis. Anoth
er asked that tnooey for roads.
bridges and irrigation to be ad.
vanoed on the credit of federally
The different resolutions ask
ed, one for federal guarantee of
irrigation bonds and the other
for a sta'te guarantee (not feder
al or state guarantee of interest)
A resolution asked for the invest
ment of state funds in irrigation
securities and ft ftnal expression
was in behalf of a one-half mill
state tax. for irrigation, which
proposal was rejected supsequent
ly by the voters of the state.
There were still other financial
resolutions which, if added to
those mentioned, would make an
effort to evolve a centralized plan,
would merely make confusion
And this is not to say that any
resolution adopted was undesir
able, but merely that the con
gress to make its self more ef
fective, must be unified in its ex
The irrigation congress last
year went out of its way to ad
vocate the repeal of the state tax
of 26 cents to $2 per horse power
for private hydro-electric devel
opments, and is also asked auth
ority for the sale of surplus el
ectric energy generated incident
to the operation of an irrigation
A number of projects were re
commended for investigation and
some of these are enumerated by
Secretary of the Interior Fraklin
K. Lane as being now under in
vestigation. The co-operative to
pographic and steam measur
ment work of the government
was endorsed, of course.
Another action, the exact in
tent which the resolution does
not make clear, was to ask the
repeal of legislation which the
railroads find restrictive in mak
From the viewpoint of the set
tier, from a project who wants
opportunity and time to make
good, the recomendation does
not seem out of place that the ir
rigation congress decide what is
the best method of giving to the
settler time and to irrigation
bonds value and standing, and
that is ananyse its resolutions
carefully in their relation each to
Unquestionably with the matt
er of opportunity and credit ad
justed attention will turn more
definitely to roads and other
means of transportation for pro
jects, and always, the education
al aid a man newly on a reclama
tion project needs.
And perhaps, as a climax, we
will establish in Oregon a big,
broad, policies-free, plan of re
clamation for logged over and
swamp as well as arid lands, un
der the direction of men chosen
because they are expert and ef
ficient enough for the job.
SYMBOUSM OF ART AT
Subject Handled Moat Entertainingly at
Library Club Meeting by Rev. Dr.
Benton Last Saturday Afternoon.
Other Interesting Papers on Art
Were Read. Musical Numbers
On Saturday, Dec. 11, the beau
tiful new home of Dr. and Mrs.
J. W. Geary, was thrown open to
welcome the Ladies of the Lib
Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Eberly
of groupe three acting as host
esses. The subject presented on the
literary Program was 'Art,"
recognized it at once. "Intellig
ence," he stated was symbolized
by a magnificent statute of a
Man. Right here there was a
perceptible wave of silent resent
ment from his audience of wom
en, which, however, was but of
momentary duration, as he very
cleverly dispelled the same by his
final glowing description of the
higher, nobler, best in life the
and each number bore out the im- spiritual, symbolized by a collos-
port or tne group motto, "Art is ai statue of a-WOMAN.
Power." . Dainty refreshments were serv
I he opening number was a voc- ed after which the club adjourn
al solo by Mrs. Farre and was re-
received with generous applause.
Mrs. Eberly read a very inter
esting and instructive oaoer on
the "Radical in Art." under the
ed until Jan. 8. 1916.
Are Your Taxes Delinquent.
The court of this county has
entered an order to the sheriff to
Post impressionists. Cubists and i"!?ue deIinuent certificates on
Futurists, brosdnintr hr noru.Jau delinquent taxes at once. He
by illustrations of the new art.
which she passed among the au-
New Railroad on Pitt
River Sure to Come.
U O. Leonard, the Butte
mining man and promoter and
MBCiatc of the late Mar
cus A. Daly, who is it at the
Palace Hotel, said this morning
that the British. Frenoh and New
York moneyed men who had ori
ginally been interested in a rail
road project from Butte, via
Boise. Idaho and Lakeview and
the Pitt River canyon in Californ
ia, to Sacramento, Oakland and
San Francisco would resume their
interest after the close of the
" I had a letter from New
York on the subject only last
week." he continued. We have
already spent $600,000) on sun
veys. One definite preliminary
survey has been run to a certain
point ont he bay of San Francis
co. There is a final survey
through the Pitt river canyon.
Final surveys have been com
pleted between Butte and Boise
and for one hundred miles from
Boise into Southern Oregon.
"We are not by any means go
ing to let the half-million dollar
and all the work that has been
done go by the board. The war
stopped our operations and the
project is in obeyance until the
war is over and the financial
world gets a breathing spell once
According to Leonard the par
tially finished surveys call for
a road 1012 miles long in Monta
na, Idaho, Southeastern Oregon
and California, at a cost of $66,
000,000. Originally It was pro
jected to Winnemucca, Nev,. to
a connection with the Western
and Southern Pacific.
By a proposed line to San Fran
cisco it is intended to give a joint
entrance into the city for the
Northern Pacific, Great North
ern. Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul and the. Chisago, and North
While friendly to the scheme,
those roads, according to Leo
nard, have not put up any of the
half-million dollars the surveys
haye so far cost. -San Francisco,
Mrs. Eberly stated that much
of this modern art was exhibited
at the Panama Pacific Fair, and
attracted wide attention.
All Art lovers are now on the
outlook for a new school of art to
be started in the near future.
An Instrumental Duet by Mrs.
Benson and Mrs. Sutton was
greatly enjoyed and enthusiastic
The grand feature of the en
tire program was a lecture on
the "Symbolism of Art" at the
Panama Pacific Fair by Dr. Ben
son which he delivered in his usu
al forceful and scholarly style.
Dr. Bert ton took his audience!
with him on a most pleasant and i
edifying journey through the
Fair grounds; teaching them the
great lessons of the growth of a
world, ita progress in all lines as
ymbolised by the collossal status.
which he described so vividly
that to see a picture of anyone
of the groupes mentioned, is to
is going to comply with this order
j and issue certificates on all delin
quent taxes from 1909 to 1914.
If you have failed to pay you
should at once attend to the mat'
ter and save additional cost.
W. A. Goodman, Sheriff.
O. A. C.
FARMERS' AND HOME-MAKERS' WEEK
ass! RURAL LIFE CONFERENCES
January j to 8, 1916
Ire ln( tost lun. Piactlcsl Help lor the Hume
the Peres, the Corotnuuitr.
Coiieeettoas if Oregon a Greatest Industries
Corjfereticea un Oregon' Most Vital PtoUenjeV
LKCTUarta DetMONHTB ATKINS-
Two Ibouossd people attended leal year. II la
gresl pisee tu make friends with lies
leeasers and llee thought. gM
workers, and good wuik.
WINTER SHORT COIIRSI:
January io to February 4, 1016
4 Practical Agricultural Course, in a Nut ShcIL
Applied Horuce in Actual Uork of
tee Paint and Houtcholit
Cannes la FRl'IT raising, farm CBOPB,
SOUS, STUCK RAISING. IIMKVUIIKK.
IUULTRY RAISING, GAKDKMNi;, COUK
ING.SKWING HOlSKIIOI.Ii ARTS I
Nt'RSING. BUMNKst) MaTTHOM, ROAD
Correeuoudcuce Conines Without Tuition
Kspert Instruction In Miu.li-.
Rrduced railroad retsa.
For program write Iv ThsCollrge Euhanfe.Orscoa
AfrlcsHeril Cantfa, Csnillli. tlw-efl 10 1 11
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Home Products for Home Consumers
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