The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, August 03, 1918, Image 1

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ney County than any other
inivsiiiifi'. If you wish to
reach the people use these col
umu for your advertisement.
The Times-Herald la an oM
established frier d of the people
of Harney County where It haa
hern a weekly visitor for thirty
yearn. It's Jolt department la
equipped to nerve your need.
31 . y r r x ' w A
circuit Judge Dalton Biggs open
ed an adjourned term of court laat
Monday for the purpose of hearing
the arguments and exceptions to the
findings of the State Water Board
in the adjudication of the water
rights of Sllvies River.
Attorneys for the claimants pre
sented their exceptions to the court
In oral arguments but the matter
will be submitted on briefs finally
and therefore It. will require some
time to go over the matter and
come to a decision. Among the out
side attorneys here to' represent the
several claimants were: Ex-Qov.
llawley of Boise, representing the 0.
P. McConnell Interests; Judge L. U.
Webster for the Hsu ley interests;
P. J. Gallagher, who had several
clients to look after, also the local
Court adjourned on Thursday and
we are now destined to wait for a
period before anything further is
learned of the case as It takes time
to bring the matter to a close.
When the Germans were pounding
the French In their recent drive on
Paris, word was received that reen
forcements were urgently needed at
Chateau Thelrry. The French were
hard pressed and could not hold out
much longer, troops were needed,
that could rush in and do whatever
was most needed from the building or
destroying of bridges, looking after
refugees to fighting in whatM
manner was most needed. Railway
facilities were inadequate to trans
port troops to the front and things
looked very black Indeed for the
French. The call for reenforcoments
and the conditions were reported to
Ui" Marin. They nt once rushed out
and commandeered motor driven ve
hicles of every description and by
morning the 75 mile trip had been
made and thousandth of Marines were
pouring in the trenches to the aid of
their French Allies. At the same
time huge motor trains had been
started, these kept a continuous
stream of food and amunltlon pour
ing Into the trenches. Once in the
trenches the Marines did not wait for
the oncoming Germans but went out
and met them over half way and
Irove them back at every smash.
Many more men with tbla same
spirit are needed for service in the
Marine Corps as Infantry, Artillery,
Aviators, Signal men, and Machine
Gunners. At present men who are
luallfled as Linemen. Telegraphers i
and Radio Operators may enlist for
special duty and be sent East to en
ter Signal Battalions now forming
for duty in France. Vacancies also
exist for a limited number of Auto
and Gas Engine Machines for duty
with the Marine Corps Aviation and
will be sent to the Aviation Base In
Southern California for duty.
Men who registered June 6th last j
have the privilege of enlisting in the
marines as have all registered men
whose numbers are so low they will
not be needed to fill the
current '
quota of their local boards.
Young j
mon eighteen years and over may
also enlist and should not overlook i
the Marines as about 1600 vacancies i
for commissioned officers still exist
and are open to worthy enlisted men.
Men who are Interested and wish to
investigate or join this branch of
service may do so through their local
Post Master also at the Marine Re
i ruitlng Station, Bend, Oregon.
' with an admirable company, Includ-
Secd taken from the craw or a ig BUCh well known ond well liked
wild duck several years ago was , screen personalities as John Cosiar,
planted on hill land in the vicinity Koeppe. More than thirty trained
of Marshfleld. The resulting plants ! children complete the cast.
grow luxuriantly. A sample of the This appealing film will be the at
eod has been recolved at the Oregon traction at the Liberty on next Sat
grlcultnral College and a request I urday, Aug. 10. Don't miss It for It
made by the owner of the plants who I i, worth while and will bring back
tailed to sign his name, that It be j the time when someone stole your
examined and identified. uants at the swimming hole.
The plant Is a species of buck
heat, but is not the kind commonly
snown commercially, according to
Miss Helen M. Gilkey, assistant pro-I'-Hsor
of Botany. Tartarian buck
wheat, India wheat and buckwheat,
it is variously called, and Is distin
guished from the common species
Iii having rough grains, small incon- !
spicuous flowers and decidedly ar
tieciaeoiy ar-
i "w shaped leaves. The only places i
the United States In which it Is
knowa to have been grown extensive-
r art two states of the Atlaatlcl
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A very entertaining program was
wituessed by a large number of our
people last night at the Liberty
Theatre when Miss Jocolyn Burke,
gave a benefit for the children of
Belgium and France.
Miss Burke is a most graceful
dancer 'and gave several dramatic
dances In costurao which were very
much appreciated by those present.
U Isn't often the people of Burns
' have an opportunity of witnessing
j such a performance and it was theie
i fore appreciated. Some classic
dances were most gracefully perform
ed, also dances of India and the Ha
waiian Fantasie. Sh won unstinted
praise from her admirers.
Miss Burke was assisted by Miss
Kvclyn Byrd. pianist, Mrs. Nolllc
Reed, soprano, who gave two beauti
ful selections and had to respond to
an encore; also Miss Agnes Foley In
a reading tint captivated the house
and who also had to return for an
insistent encore; Miss Foley also
played a charming selection upon
her violin that brought prolonged ap
plause and the young lady had to
play the selection over.
Mrs. Eugenia Rembold presided at
the piano with her usual grace and
several members of the Sage Brush
Orchestra rendered some numbers.
Those present were pleasantly en
tertained and all expressed their ap
preciation. The total receipts aside
from the actual expense goes to the
war orphans and will amount to a
goodly sum
Whatever else may bo said of chil
dren in motion pictures. It must he
admitted that their work Is vastly
more appealing to the average and
lence than that of "grown tips"
granted of course that it is well done
We all were children once, and the
memories of our childhood days ure
our greatest treasures. Hence, It is
only natural that those treasures,
when faithfully reflected upon the
screen, evoke a sympathetic response
from us, swelling from the heart.
We are prone to turn to our neigh
bor and remark:
"Don't this remind you of when
you were a kid?"
Such a reminder Is the aim of
"Pants," the five part Essanay pic
ture. The story Is a simple one, writ
ten with a strict regard for realism.
It might fit into every day life wlth-
out a single alteration. There has
been no attempt at preachment, sex
or birth control problems. It Is
wholesome and purely entertaining
In value.
A little girl, living in a rich home,
grows rebellious because her guar
dian refuses to let her play with
children in the streets. She runs
away and, after many ludicrous ad
ventures, returns with a flock of
tenement children to Invade the man
sion. Little Mary McAllister appears In
,nfi teaturea roie in ranis. abbm
from her histrionic ability, this child
bears a distinction of which no other
Photoplay star can boast. She holds
the appolbtment by the War Depart-
1 ment as a non-commissioned officer
in the regular army. This honor was
bestowed upon her In recognition of
her patriotic work in recruiting more
than 6,000 men for Uncle Sam's
fighting forces and In gathering
thousands cf dollars for the Red
Cross Fund. She is the youngest
officer in the army.
Essanay has provided Little Mary
The Kansas soldier who after tak
Ing part in a battle on the western j
front wrote to bis mother, "Say,
mother dear, I never knew courage
was so common," has expressed the
sentiment of the nation. We never
knew that there was so much latent
heroism among the young fellows In
tne offices, the factories and on the
farms of America.
Thank God that
to our young Americans "courage Is
ao common."
Mav a War Saving SUats.
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Associated Press Summary Published in
Friday Morning's Boise Statesman
Gives Encouraging News of Ad
vancement. German's Are Driven
Back Along Entire Western Front
( Associated Press War Summary,
taken from the Friday morning
Boise Statesman. )
After a short perold of relative
calm on the Solssonn-Rheims salient,
the central and western sections of
the battle front again have been the
scenes of mighty struggles.
On both sectors tho allied forces
have acheived notable gains of ground
which seemingly place the Gorman
armies In precarious positions.
From the region south of Solsons
to the northwest of Fere-en Tarden
ols and southeast of the last named
town over the upper portion of the
left banch of the "V" salient running
10 miles eastward from Nesles to
VIllo-en-Tardenols and with St.
Gemme as Its southern base, Amer
ican, French and British troops have
pushed back tbe armies of the Ger
man Crown prince.
Northwest of Fere the entire el
bow of the line where It turned east
ward along the northern batik of the
Otircq has been blotted out. making
Hi" line a straight one from Fere to
I liirienues and giving the allies much
bettor ground over which to work In I
further outflanking Solssons on the;
southeast and for pressing on toward
Fisiues In conjunction with troops j
now holding strategic points north '
and north Jl of Fere.
In this fighting the allied troops
drove out the Germuus who had
been tenaciously holding positions
between Plessler Huleu and tho riv
er and took the high ground north
of Grand Itozoy pressed on past the
village of Beugueux and arrived be-;
fore the villages of Cramoiselle and
Craroatlle. The general advance was
about two miles, and 600 Germans
were made prisoners.
The result of the changes in the
classification of men in the draft was,
made known on Friday of last week.
The questlonaires of 22 men were
examined and recommendations
made which were acted upon by the '
district board at La Grande.
Changes were made as follews:
Henry Keisenbet-k, James Lewis,
Paul Howe, Raymond Miller, Ray-'
mond Slxemore, were all married '
since the draft registration and there-'
fore placed In class 1. Chas. K.
Richardson, J. Olaacbea, James H.
Huse, John W. Robinson, were clas
sified as having dependents.
The following, who had been
placed In a deferred classification
because of Industrial exemptions
were placed in, class 1 :
Oliver D. Hotcuktss, 1. B. Hill,
Adelbert M. Hayes. Walter P. George,
(J ten 11. Berger, Jesse Bain, Fred
Breithaupt, Chas. Otley, Lewis M.
Ilughet, John C. Clemens, Ralph M.
Pavey. William E. Williams.
Water plays an important part In
the development of fruit.
Few fruit raisers understand the
efteits of too much water, too little
water or Irregularity In the supply or
moisture upon the activities of the
tree, while most growers fall entire
ly to appreciate the relation of water
supply to abnormalities in the phys
iology diseases as "bltter-plt" and
points out 11 P. Barss or O.
A. ('., commissioner ror tho West,
war emergency board of American
plant pathologists. An article on
"The Abuse of Water on Fruit Trees"
bv " v- Fisher, may he had on re-
" fn the ffl of fruit disease
.""".. u,u u. ...uu-
lrv Washington, D. C. or from Pro-'
feasor Barss, who has a limited sup-
Buy a War Savlag Stamp.
The most Important gain, however
was on tbe upper western point of
the -V," southeast of Fere. Here
the village of Clerges and the Meun
lere wood were taken, a maneuver
which places the Germans at the bot
tom pf the "V" at St. Gemme In a
seemingly precarious plight, for from
the vood and the village the allied
guns will be able to rake the Germans
If they should endeavor to make
their way northward, their only av
en'.e of escape, by an enfilading fire
Through ths capture of the Muniere
wood the width of the "V" from the
fringe of the forest of Itomlgny on
the east has been cut down relatively
to four miles.
As has been the case during tbe
last week, the Germans contested
stubbornly the advance of the allied
troops but to no avail. Since the
battle of the Marne began July 10
the allied troops have taken more
than 34.000 Germans prisoners.
Just what part the American
troops played in Thursday's battle
' has not yet been unfolded, hut thev
doubtless were In the center of the
battlo front and In the thick of the
fray. Between tho Serlnges and
(Merges, respectively northeast and
southeast of Fere, uiey are known
to havo made goodly gains over a
, four-mile front and to lia v.- pushed
further beyond Mergy and readied
within a mile and u half of tho vil
lage of Chamery.
Ofriclnl reports received In Pari
are to the effect that the German
command has attempted to with
draw more troop from the eastern
front. The German commander In
Russia Is said to have declared It
would be "unsafe" to take troops
from thero.
Nearly 100 Malheur and Harney
it til ti I v luiv'u l...r.pL.,l il,.i ...!.. - --
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Wednesduv vnin. ,.,i . --,
Lewis at American Lake, Washing
ton. Prlor to their departure they were
given a rousing farewell. The local
committee had arranged a big time
for them and the program was car
ried out completely. On the evening
before a dance was given at the Ford
Garage ror the local boys who were
to go to Vale the next day to-be in
: ducted Into tbe National Army. Ow
ing to the late arrangements lor this
event only a small number of the
boys were present.
On Wednesday under the direction
of the committee headed by Col. B. F.
Taylor, Dr. H. H. Whitney, W. H.
Laxon and others who collected the
funds, and served by the girls of the
Honor Guard a banquet was tendered
the boys at the Silver Grill. A com
mittee headed by Hugh Allen ar
ranged for the musical numbers
which included vocal solos by Miss
Reus Adam and piano solos by Mrs.
II. McK. Browne.
W. E. Loes presided at the banquet
I and uftor a Tew remarks Introduced
I Rev. Herbert Livingston, who deliv
ered a short address to the boys.
Following the banquet the boys
j were the guests of Ontario at the
performance of "Over the Top" at
i the "Dreamland'' it was a titling
I climax for the celebration. That the
! crowd enjoyed the performance was
beyond dispute the applause was
deafening at times and not s small
part or It In the least was that given
the Oregon Club's Wienie Trio, which
was bidding farewell to one of Its
members, A. F. Riddle, who was one
of the men ill thn Malhanr ..r,l..
The trlo re,uonded t0 many tuvona
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i vuu ii mru enucu meir performance.
Ontario Argus.
Buy a War Saving Stamp
Merle Bennett, who went out with
the Harney County boys from Burns
on July 5, has written his mother
and It was published in the Bluo
Mountain Eagle. We have stolen It
for he Is well known In this section
where he resided In boyhood and
where ho 'attended school. The let
tor Is taken from tho Eagle as fel:
William M. Bennett of Sllvics has
written the following letter to his
mother He Is serving In the 63rd
infantry, Co., E., San Francisco. He
"I received your lettor after you
returned from Prairie. Frank beat
the letter here. But I did not get to
see him.
"I do not want you to feel that you
are giving us up. You are only doing
what hundredes of thousands other
mothers are doing just sending us
out to fight for our own home, justice
and humanity. Our part may be
small, but we will gladly and willing
ly serve where ever we are Bent. I
am only too glad I was able to get
into the service and be able to say I
had a small part in making "America
a decent place to live."
"If I were going against my will or
for a cause that was not just I would
not feel so glad to serve however, I
am convinced that we are on God's
side of this struggle and that He has
many lessons to bring out and that
we will only be a part of those that
help to make life better and greater.
We are fighting ror liberty, justice,
peace. A liberty that will reach
around the world. In no place In
history can we Hnd where the reeling
ror freedom, personal or national, has
ever been stamped out. Liberty or
freedom Is an Inate tendency, born
In us, pari or us, and when men right
for their own lives they will win.
The price may be light or it may bo
li'n, anyway, liberty will not per
ish. "Justice Is one of the other prin
ciples that will lead America to suc
OOOa, We will not bo taught to abuse,
to slaughter, to rob or plunder, hut
Just the contrary, our generals and
the two or three lieutenants I have
talked to personally, put manhood
be a man, a gentleman first last and
always in the lire we lead. Of course
we are not all that yet, the leaders
believe in justice and are real men,
consequently those under will only
act as they direct. This military bus
iness thus far shows that the men,
under men are machines, they do as
told and nothing else.
"We also want peace and we are
going to get it. Not a scrap or paper
but I think, a peace, permanent, one
that guarantees the rights and pri
vileges or others. Every one wants
peace but we are tbe ones that must
"dictate terms to old Berlin." I
know the prayers of the American
people are for peace, but it must be
on honorable terms. Kalserism must
fall, people must be given a chance to
think and act for themselves. Poor
Russia, reminds me of a pack of hun
gry wolves, for If they cannot find
anything to kill they turn on them
selves. I expect nothing from such a
disorganised mob, however, should
a good leader turn up at some oppor
tune moment such a mob can be
welded into a fighting nation. When
we get such a peace as President Wil
son will write we will all be satis
fled and the boys will come marching
home proud of their country, glad
to help in so just a cause thankful
that peace once more reigns
"A call was made today for appli
cations ror officers' training work.
I put in an application.
"If you must spend that 15 ror me
you might send me about 4 yards or
towels, half a dozen handkerchiefs as
the onus I bought are getting so old
they are coming all to pieces. Tell
Ches to make me some gun wlperB.
Also o small pillow 12x12 and full or
good feathers as It would be worth
doodles to me. ir you must spend it
1 will find something real often that
you can send." Blue Mt. Eagle.
The Times-Herald family Inspec
ted the free camp grounds just across
the river from the J. W. Biggs place
the other day. These gounds uu be
ing fixed up by Harry C. Smith oi' the
Burns Garage and they are going to
be mighty popular with the travel
ing public and tbe people of this vi
cinity as soon as it becomes gener
ally known that there is such a de
lightful spoot of cool shade and con
vsalsiit slacs far pickle dlaaers.
NO. 40
At the request of School Supt.
Frances ('lark we publish below an
appeal to the young women of this
country to aid In war work. This In
a portion of a circular letter signed
by the surgeon general of the U. B.
army, chairman of tho Woman's Com
mittee, Council of National Defense.
Red Cross and such similar organi
zations. It reads:
Across the sea, from France, with
every closing day of the heroic strug
gle of our fighting men thero comes
a more Imperative call to the women
of America to assume their full sharo
of responsibility In winning this
world war for tbe right of men, wo
men and nations to live their own
lives and determine their own for
tunes. There exists now an extreme need
for at least 25,000 women of char
acter, intelligence, and education to
fill the gaps In our hospital staff
caused by the calling of many thous
ands of skilled nurses to the fighting
There is only one way to fill these
gaps: By keeping our hospital train
ing schools supplied with students,
who are not only preparing for ser
vice abroad and at home at the end
of their course and at the same time
are equipping themselves to earn
their living in one of the noblest of
professions but from the very outset
f the,r course are "",n tholr coun
try as well as learning.
The Surgeon General of the Uni
ted 8tates Public Health Service,
the Araerkan Red Crss, the General
Medical Board and the Woman'.-
Committee of the Council of Nation
al Defenst therefore unite in an
earnest appeal for 25,000 Student
Nurse ROOOTVO, TI nrollment will
begin on July 29, 191S. Those who
register In u body will engage to hold
themselves in readiness until April 1,
1919, to bo assigned to training
schools in civilian hospitals or to the
Army Nursing School and begin
th";r inurso or study and aciive
student nursing.
The "rvice which we are aklnc;
calls for the best that the woman
hood of America can offer In cour
age, devotion, and resourcefulness.
We cannot go forward to victory
oversea If the wives and fumili. s of
our fighters are not sustained in
health and rdrength, If w cannot
protect our workers against the haz
ards of war industries, if we cannot
defeat accident and disease, our en
emies at home. Cpon the health of
the American people will depend tb."
spirit of their forces in the field.
Acting on the ergency of the neeti,
the undersigned have asked th
State divisions of the Woman s Com
mittee of the Council of National
Defense, through their local unit:
to enroll the 25,000 women i A .
We ask tbe women of America to
support us in our further effort do;
to lower American hospital stan
dards, and give us the practical as
surance of their support by going to
the nearest recruiting station estab
lished by the Woman's Committ
or the Council of National Defense
on or after July 29 and enrolling In
tbe United States Student Nurse
Reservo. WfH'
Slmon Juanto, Walter Leehmann
and Frank Moynlhan Monday return
ed from Idaho where they went to
look into the hay situation. Thoy
did not purchase any bay while gone.
although they did take options on
some. All are rather skeptical about
taking their sheep this Fall loroaf
the desert and Into the valleys in
which the hay is located, be': ;
somewhat afraid of the long tlrotcb - .
without water across which It wou'd
be necessary t drive the sheep. Anil
also from the further fact that ir
there was much snow on the mo i I
tains to be crossed It would be M
sary to ship the sheep by rail from
Crane, with no positive assurance ol
securing sufficient cars quickly i; i
All state that there Is an uu:.i
dance of hay In the territory visited.
one rancher who Is the owner of 3t0
acres having 4000 tons of hay stack
ed on his place which represents the
crops of the past seven years. This
is the third tima that he hat followed
this plan of saving his hay until u
hard winter comes and then selling
at a high price, his bay at on tlcuu
having brought him 0,t04).- Lake
view Bxamlaer.