flLI'IW iH2 Ihf ifr I ih The TImrs-Hcrald gov re gularly to mon hnmm In Har 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. f 31 . y r r x ' w A VOL. XXXI WATKR ADJUDICATION CASKS OI'HSKI) THIS WKKK 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 attorneys. 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. JOBS OFFERED WITH MA It INKS 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. IKIi 18 TAKEN FROM CRAW OF WILD DUCK ' 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 in the United States In which it Is knowa to have been grown extensive- r art two states of the Atlaatlcl !. ' MIHM JOCRLYN BURKK RANCKH FOR BENEFIT OF WAR ORPHANS 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 FAMOUS CHILD ACTUM MAKKH A HIT IN "PANTS" 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." a Mav a War Saving SUats. BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AUGUST 3, 1918 ' ' aBapamaaaaaaaamaTaajaMBWaaaaa THE ALLIED ARMIES CON TINUE THEIR SUCCESSES 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. MKN RECLASSIFIED IN ARMY DRAFT 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. 0 VALUE OF WATKR TO FRUIT 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. i.ni ...uu- lrv Washington, D. C. or from Pro-' feasor Barss, who has a limited sup- iy. 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. HY WAY OF COMPARISON Nearly 100 Malheur and Harney it til ti I v luiv'u l...r.pL.,l il,.i ...!.. - -- ' ; wwjn WUJUVMI KilTI llttlJI PI ' 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 , , ,, -.,,. , ,,.. r w- -. n i vuu ii mru enucu meir performance. Ontario Argus. Buy a War Saving Stamp MKRI.K SAYS SOI.DIHRH ARK TO RH REAL MEN 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: lews: 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 says: "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. r 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 WANT WOMEN TO HKOIHTKR FOR NURHK COURSE 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 front. 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' . HOW TO KT NIIKKP TO IDAHO IS A OCKHTIO.N 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 needed. 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.