The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, August 10, 1918, Image 1

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gularly to more home In Har
ntjp County than Any other
newspaper. If you wInIi to
i . u'l the people iihi these col-
The Times-Herald l an oM
established friend of the peopl
of Harney t'ounty where It. has
been a weekly visitor for thirty
years. It's Job department ri
equipped to aerve your neeiK.
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NO. 41
James J. Donegal. Instructed to
Appoint District Chairmen and
Get his Organization Ready.
Goes to Portland Next Week.
.lames J. Donegan nan received a
letter from Mr. Cookingham of Port
land ask Iik that he cor-.e down to a
conference of County Managers to
he held on Aug. 15 to prepare for the
next Liberty Bend drive which will
.ike place the latter part of Septem
ber. In writing Mr. Donegan. Mr. Coek
iiighatu took occasion to state that
tie had ronsented to be huirmitn of
the Htate at the" request of the Feder
al Reserve District, provided he
would be permitted to hold Intuel
the splendid organization of the last
Liberty Loan drive and upon this as
surance accepted. The gentleman
complimented Mr. Donegan on the
success attained In this county dur
ing April and hoped he would be able
10 use his organisation as before..
ilmniie will leave for Portland
next week. He has found It neces
sary to make a few changes In the
rhalrmanships of the several districts
in this county and also has added to
the districts as it will facilitate mat
ters by having a closer organization
and giving each a smaller territory
lu which to confine their activities.
Mr. Donegal) has forwarded the fol
lowing names to Portland at the re
quest of the state chairman, as chair
men of the several districts:
('. K. Me Kinney. Bums; John Smyth
Andrews; Frank Clerf, Alberson; M.
J U Connor. Denlo; C. 8. Green. Cat
""IowTTT. H. Brown. DlamondT'ft
Jenkins. Happy Valley; Mrs. Tom
Allen. P. Kanch; Ira Mahon. Harney;
Ji'liu Craves, La wen; C. W. Drink
water, Drewsey; J. E. Sizemore.
Warm Springs; James Anderson.
Van; J. M. Mi -Dad.-. Fields; J. C.
Cecil, Silver Creek; Dave Craddock.
rharles M. Faulkner, who has been
the secretary and manager of the
Harney County Abstract Co. for the
paM several months, has succeeded to
sll the stock of the corporation, hav.
ing bought out J. J. Donegan, J. E.
l.oRgan and Archie McUowan. the
other stock holders, the first of this
This is a business that has been
conducted for several years and the
plant has been built up until it la
well equipped and doing a good bus
iness. Mr. Faulkner has had suffi
cient ezperlence in this line of work
to be proficient and bis Integrity and
reliability are such as to command
the respect and confidence of the
This firm does a general abstract
and fire insurance business also build
ing loans and Investments. Mr.
Faulkner is secretary of the Federal
Karra Umu Association In this coun
ty too.
in response to the appeal made by
the goverment for young women to
sign np as United States Student
Nurse Reserves to take up work in
the Army Nurse Schools several of
this section have signified their wil
lingness to go and five of the follow
ing will likely be called between now
snd April 1:
Miss Juanlta Upson, of Drewsey;
Miss Esther Hughe), of Pasadena,
allfnrnla; Mlas Drusa Dodson, Mrs.
Juanita McUowan, Miss Dots. Sweek,
Wish Esther Sweek, all or Burns;
Misses Harriett Hill and Phyllis Hill
" i'enio; Miss Anna Brown, of Moun
lain Home, Idaho.
A board of five will be appointed
lo make the selection of the first
five young ladles lo take this Nurses
Training t'ourse.
li does not matter whether you
' irry golf clubs or fishing roils or a
camera on your vacation. The Viuln
tiling is to get Hit- and for
I ' Miur daily routine for I he I line
he occurence which civet b man
n '. mem , in cantonment (be most
tag issuing of iii:, oversea
c luipment.
According to the stockmen from
the south and east side of Stein's
Mountain the water supply of thai
section Is l.eliiR menaced by the
destruction of the timber and brush
of the mountain hy sheop herders.
They claim these herders are setting
fire to the brush and timber of that
region frequently and that it has a
tendency to denude the country and
allow the snow to melt so readily
that none is left to come down dur
ing the later months when the water
Is most needed for irrigation. There
is a severe penalty for Ihus destroying
timber and uuderbrush on water
sheds and should the practise con
tinue there is a disposition on the
part of men interested to bring the
matter to attention of authorities In
this place to prosecute.
There seems to be no reason for
setting these fires and if It is doing
an Injury as claimed by these men.
it should be stopped.
About the only difference between
acting on the speaking stage and In
motion pictures is that the latter Is
ninth harder work. At least that Is
the opinion of Taylor Holmes and he
ought to know, for he has been work
ing In both lately.
Mr. Holmes appears in "Efficiency
Edgsr's Courtship," a highly amus
ing comedy-drama produced by Es -
aanay. That organization has se
ured the noted actor as a permanent
tar for its pictures. Previously, he
was one of the best known comedians
before the fotllghts, having stored
tremendous hits In "His Majesty.
Bunker- Bean." "The Third Party. '
The Commuters ' and others.
At the same time Mr. Holmes was
being filmed In Efficiency Edgar, lie
was starring In "Seven Chances," a
Belasco Stage production then run
ning at the Cart Theatre. His two
roles were so contrasting In nuture
that he declared he lived in u state
of constant dread that he would get
them mixed up. In the audible play
he enacted the role of a woman hater,
spurning the advances of the eternal
feminine while In the silent play he
was making violent love to a pretty
girl and constantly Imploring her to
marry him.
"Motion picture work is much har
der," Mr. Holmes declared, "because
of the ever changing characterisa
tions and scenes. Once I have mas
tered a role in a speaking play, it
only remains for me to enact that
role over and over again, perhaps
for an entire season. But in motion
pictures one must master a new char
acterization with every new picture,
or, in other words; every few weeks.
That calls for more work than the
layman. But 1 Ifke motion pictures
much better than the work of the
sptaklng stage. The constant chan
ges. In fact offer a newness thut
breaks the monotony and gives fresh
vigor and enthusiasm to the work."
"Efficiency Edgar's Courtship"
is an adaptation from the story of
the same title by Clarence Buding
ton Kelland which was published in
the Saturday Evening Post. It will
be shown at the Liberty Saturday,
Aug. 17.
Farmers of Oregon are cautioned
I against selling off their stock feed
'and buying it back again in the
; course of the winter. Those who sell
' their oats and barley with the expec
tation of buying mill feeds, are like
ly to have to sell their stock before
the end of the winter, according to
W. B. Ayer, the food administrator.
j "Non only is selling feed And buying
it bark a financial mistake, but It
entails a useless and harmful burden
on transportation and marketing
facilities and requires the use of
many sucks which are badly needed
for other purposes," says K. L. Pot
ter, professor of Htilmal husbandry
In the Oregon Agricultural College,
"it Is impossible to toll how much
wheat will be ground on the Pacific
coust in i he eumtiig season, In no
case, however, Is Hiire any prospect
of their Ijeiiu; as much liran and
inorts on the market m the " idai i
iv ill want."
a i .i,u li.ti'd ;i iini'ii rt'-t) nn 111 I
Itulliiii front. Their Have undergone
iruiiiiug which rende'ri tin n
completely launu ie lb garlic.
Local Draft Board Asked to be
Prepared in Anticipation of
Extending Draft Age. Select
Registrars for tach Precinct.
The Times-Herald Is informed by
a member of the local draft board
that Instructions have been received
to prepare for another registration
to take place on Sept. 6 at which
time all men from 18 to 4!i yeurs
of age ure to register. This is in an
ticipation of the new draft age meas
ure being adopted hy Congress.
This will give in. le Sam a lot of
good fighting men in addition to
those now enlisted and will allow
many men who have desired to enlist
an opportunity to go over aud help.
The following have been selected
as registrars for the September date
for I heir respective precincts:
Alhritton T. C. Albritton.
Alvord N. H. Voegtly.
Anderson -Mrs. James Mahon.
Andrews John Smyth.
North Hums- Wm. Farre.
South Hums J. E. Loggan.
North Oatlow- -W. N. Monroe.
South Catlow E. W. Lewie.
Curry- Homer Cecil.
Denlo M. J. O'Connor.
Denstedt ('has. MnPheeters.
Diamond M. Horton.
Drewsey -C. W. Drlnkwater.
1 Kgli - L. Huttori
Happy Valley- Claude Smyth.
Harney llobt. Drlnkwater, Jr.
Lake Joe Morris.
Lawen- Frank Catterson.
Pine Creek--A. J. Johnson.
Poison Creek - Frank Whiting.
SIMesrT. K. Hardlsty.
Sunset ('has. Heed.
Virginia D. Qatar.
Warm Springs- Harry Golden.
Waverly Hert VVIIIIums.
young GIRL CAUSES anxiety
Last Sal unlay afternoon Misses
Miriam McConnell Kathleen Jordan.
Hazel Owsley and Louise Desislets
started from the Dodge &McKlnnls
ranch on Emigrant Creek for town.
All but the latter were In a rig and
Louise was riding a horse. The girls
in the rig came In shortly after noon
come and later her parents became
but the rider on the horse failed to
uneasy and started out to look for
her. During the night the Dodges
started out from the mountain ranch
to assist and then called for help
sponded. The call came just as some
here in town by phone. Several re
of our people were returning from a
trip to Silver Creek and some of
them C. B. McConnell and Bert
Wheelon Joined with the party that
was ready to loave which included
Peter Peteson, Young Parker, and
Wm. Farre. At daylight the follow
ing morning several men on horse
back started for the hills but the
Petersen party hd found the girl at
the home of Mr. Dowglasss on Willow
Creek where she had come the night
before her horre having become lame
and unable o come on to town.
The receipts of eattie at abe North
Portland market for the weak to date
Is approximately 1200 bead. The
cattle market for the week opened
strong for all grades, the better
grades however, were In demand
and some cases showed an advance
over previous prices. The cattle mar
ket is steady at the following quo
tations; Prime steers f 11.76-12.76;
Oood to choice steers f 10.75-1 1.76;
Medium to good steers $9.50-10.75;
Fair to medium steers $. 50-9. 50;
Common to fair steers $5.60-8.00;
Choice cows and holfors$6.000 H.00 ;
Canaan $3.00-6.00; Bulls $
Calves $8.50-11.60; Stinkers & feed
ers $ti.00-8.00.
The hog market broke all previous
records yesterday, prices were shot
up 4 0 to 60 cents, top hogs sold
strong at $19.00 to 19.15
mlxid $18.65-18.85; Hough heavies
Hulk $18.85-19.00.
With a nominal run In the sheep
division today Hie murket Is steady
al (allowing, quotations. East of the
mountain lambs fl8.00-14.00; 'ai
ley la nibs $12.50-1:1.50; Yearllngi
19.60 to 10.50 j Wethers IS. SO B 60
' I.'..... , f C .III I,. "Oil
r. i-.i ,;,,,. l 'I t w I,, " ' .
The Salvation cnuy drive Is
obeduled neil week. Keep your
i pOCketbOOh handy.
HeaVy Pressure of Gas Makes
Addition.! Catinf Necessary
To Shut Off Water. Flow of
Oil Obstructed by Water.
W. G. Howell spent a few days in
town this week from the Swan Lake
oil well where he has been In charge
of operations. Mr. Howell has been
one of the optimists respecting oil in
this territory for years and wus the
power behind the move to raise the
funds with which to sturt a pros
peitlng hole on his holdings near the
Malheur Lake. The drillers have
been St work for several weeks and
recently they suspended operations
for si short time until additional
cable and Other equipment were se
cured. The other day they struck a How
of oil but owing to the water were
not able to get much idea of the
quantity and Mr. Howell was here to
to shut off the water. He told the
get more casing threaded In order
writer that he confidently believed
he had oil in paying quantities but
could not tell until the water was
cased off and the hole further tested.
There seems to be no question of
the. presence of oil in this region but
as to its quantity it is still speculative
Pendleton will stage her ninth an
nual Rouud-l'p next month for the
benefit of the Bed Cross. The direr
tors of ,the big frontier show offered
to roiitrhlliuie the entire net pro
ceetTTto (fie Red Cress .and the offer
vui-i accepted by the organization
representatives yesterdSy.W' ,
The niiielli til' Pendleton's isjiiiiu
epic dramas of the west will be held
on September 19, id and 21 and. de
spite the fact Home of the famous
cowboys aud bin karoos have answer
ed the call of their country and are
now bulldogglng the Hun some
where in France, there will be compe
tition a plenty for the prizes and
trophies. The usual program of wild
west sports will be presented but
there will be added touches of the
military and patriotic in keeping with
the spirit of wartime.
No person has ever received a sal
ary or dividend from the Hound-L'p
but heretofore the profits of the show
have been devoted to civic Improve
ments In IN ndleton. In these times,
however the directors decided that
such Improvements should give way
to war enterprises, and made their
offer accordingly.
Secretary Daniels said at a
ner lu Washingten:
"The Germans sre already beaten,
and we must not listen to tbeir paci
fist talk about a compromise peace.
"Compromise! Compromise makes
me think of the story of Calhoun
"Cal said to Washington White
oue evening:
" 'Ye know, Wash, 1 useter steal,
but since I got rellgon I guv It up.
Last night, tho, In Peter Smith s
shoe-store I seen a pair of cowhide
boots Jest my site. No. 14, and the
devil he says to me, "Take 'em, take
'em," but the Lord say, ''No, let 'em
alone; It's stealing'."
" 'You bet. Wash, I was tempted.
I sure wanted them boots. Mine was
all bustedout at the back and sides.
Yep, me and the devil both said,
"Take 'em." The Lord said, "No,
It's stealing' "; but there was a mu
Jorlty of two to ono agin' the I-ord.
And Just then Mr. Peter Smith went
inside, and there was my chance.
" 'The devil said, "Take 'ein quick
now aud skedaddle." I knowetl thut
I could take 'em and stick 'em under
my coal, and get right away without
anybody knowln'. Hut bress the
Lord! Uress the Lord! Hress the
Lord, I stood the temptation, Wash.
I compromised, and took a pair of
shoes.' " Detroit Free Press.
00 ot T OM special TRAIN Off)
1)1 TIES
Three of our young nioii will leave
her.- nexl Wednesday for Portland!
io i.i lie up p.'.iai training coui i
in i he Hen on Polytechnic Ichpol
I ill' WAY Willi :
ii'MiiK I'n iter. Bdgsr Williams
ami iieiir.i Kelseubeok,
School Supt. Clark has selected
October If, 24 and 25 as the dates
for the annual institute this fall and
Is already in correspondence with
outside Instructors for that occasion.
stale Supt. Churchill will be pres
ent as will a iho Miss Ida May Smith,
primary instructor In the Eugene
Ouy E. Dyar, secretary of the so-
clal welfare an field representative in honor of the boys who have ganr:
of the American Bed Cross in this from Harney county to fight our
state, who Is connected with the battles. This is not a monument to
I Diversity of Oregon will be one of those who may lose their liven but
the lecturers during the institute. ' one in honor of every boy who ho
From his reportolre it is quite evl- entered the service In whnle-r
dent that he will be kept busy dur-! branch of the war work regurritc-.v
Ing his stay in this city as when he of subsequent events. A record Is Ira
is not appearing before the teachers be kept of each one and every inli
he will be In demand elsewhere In vidual and this is to be a pari or tb
town to address the people on his monument. If be comes back after
particular line of work. Among the the war it is so recorded. If he la lost
subjects he discusses are: "Heorgan-! that, too Is likewise Inscribed,
izatton of English Teaching;" "Les- Mr. Hounsevelle took it upon Mot-
sons of the War In School;" "Tom- self to nominate Mrs. Frances Clark.
it: it- and Sammies In France"; this Mrs. Eugenie item hold, aud Jaliaai
is an illustrated lecture; "Poetry of Byrd as a committee -to gather so. h
the Trenches;" "Your School and the record as may be possible at this efsae
Junior Red Cross;" "Home Service and begin compiling it for tb swr
of the American Hod Cross;" "Some pose outlined. H.; wants to coatrifc
Hecent War Dramas." Jute the necessary funds with whtVh
Mrs. Clark was also Informed by to purchase books for recording und
Supt. Churchill that Dr. Doney of the that the publto in general will con
Willamette University has recently tribute toward the erection of a suit
returned from France and would able monument in lienor oi' our boy,
be available for a limited number of
engagements but owing to her limit- AL,i Ml HT HKU' lS ,1K ln,N
ed means of securing outside Instruc- j COMMUNITY OF PEHTK
tors and lecturers Mrs. (lark may
not be able to avail herself of this
opportunity, although it is possible
the gentleman may be secured to give
some lectures In this section during
the Liberty Bend Drive.
' o
A common way of testing the age
of dressed poultry, as described by
liouje economies specialists of the V.
8. Department of Agriculture, is to
lake between thumb anil finger the
end of the breastbone, farthest from
the head, and attempt to bend It to
one side. In a very young bird, such
as a "broiler" chicken or a green.
goose. It will bo easily bent, like the . "W"'" ,,urr"w "ro"n " U1K- -cartilage
In the human ear; in a bird , pleasing the water and flooding tta
a year or so old it will be brittle, and crP"- Method of exterminating lhes
In an old bird, tough and bard to whirh th """vidual farmer as well
bend or break. , as ,1,e ommuity can employ, aro
Tricky dealers have been known
to break the end of the breastbone
before showing the bird thus render
ing the test useless.
(The following Item was sent us
by the Los Angeles Chamber of Com
merce. )
Miss Esther Hughet, oT Burns, was
a visitor on August 2nd at the big ex
hibit of Southern California products
malntaned free to the public lu the
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
She also attended the lectures and
moving pictures that are a part of
the daily program. The exhibit is
the largest of any In the country
maintained by a commercial organ!-
sation. Miss Hughet expects to visit
several of the many other places of
interest in Rout hern California.
' -
That mutton and wool production
In this country can be greatly In
creased admits of no doubt. This
can be accomplished by developing
sheep husbandry on farms, especially
In. the Eastern and Southern states.
Steps should be tuken lu the East and
South to do away with the sheep kil
ling dog menace by state or local ac
tion. Large results can be secured
by improving methods of bruedlng
and management on the range; by
securing the restocking of improved
fain lauds with sheep; by the lurger
encouraging sheep and lamh clubs;
use of forage crops and pastures; by
by the elimination of parasites; by
protection against losses from pred
atory utilmuls; and by having lambs
ready for market at fro n 70 to 80
pounds weight, thereby requiring a
minimum of grain lo finish them am!
making possible the maintenance of
larger breeding flocks.
Overeating kills people physically,
proi rastlnatloii kills them linancla1
V' n olea1PMm klUa them moral
ly. lu olthor cat i i he sre "i oi i
(lencral Pot h'B policy of Dal
ami waiting has been rewarded
Shaft and Record in Honor of
Every Harney County ow
Who Has Responded to CalL
Asks Committee to do Work.
J. E. Hounsevelle has sugg,en'j-l
that a service monument be erected
Systematic and organized campai
gns, in which the entire coinmuaftjr
is Interested, sre suggested as meatus
of succesfully exterminating injuri
ous rodent pests On farms by tb
Bureau of Biological Survey of tkn
United State , Department of Agri
culture. The.v are about 7 BO ioroui
of rodents inhabiting the United
States, and the annual I'm- thee
cause in food and feed crops is es
timated at fully $:iOO,000.000.
'I hey teed upon crops in the fiojf'V
and in Storage, 111 some cases de
stroying gra ci laud so completely
that erosion follows. In the Irri
gated sections ;f the West s m-
told In Farmers Hulletin 9'J. re-
cently publlilied by the Unite
States Department of Aglculture..
Any farmer, by care and industry -may
free his promises of harmful ro
dents, but lie is h'-'Ipless to provenl an
1 earlv recurrence of the trouble ilultw.
he can tccurc. Hie active cooperation
Of his neighbors. The departmew
ot Agriculture urges, therefore, that
whenever possible the destruction of
these pc :t l ho a community undr-
I ii the past, individual ef
forts, often supplemented hy thei pay
ment of bounties by State, county,
or tow-ship, have been only par
tially ineoessfsl in reducing rodent
depredat'ons. In many western coun
ties tho amount paid out in a single
r for bounties on pocket gopher.
'ld eround squirrels would, if wlwsly
fied Poisoning operatic-
8UCU s nvo con " u"1r
Government gupervlglon en public
'an"8' " "&! "'
ly every such aulmal in the rosnt;
and make unncessary much further
',,., ,fr , 11Pnrt
A few of the rodents which inhab
it the I'nited States are not clasts)
a'j Injurious as they live in deserts,
mountains, or swamps and rentiy
come in tontact with cultivator!
crops. Some are valuable becaavi
they feed largely upon Insects. nom
because they produce fur, and other-;
because they are used as human food.
Of the injurious species ull art'
native to this lountry with th iw
cuption of four- Hie house BBfrMIt
and tarM kinds of rats gel the-'
four cause approximately two-thirds
of all the dttinugc Field mice, kan
garoo rats, pocket gophers, ground"
squirrels, prairie dons. wOOdchUekB
aud rabbits are among the most t!
tructlve of the native species.
Harney county is called upon t
furnlsb five men for the army to t
to Camp Lewis. 'Pim following aara
bs ii i.ei tie. I i i appear before th.i
local i ii i ft:
a. i. (toward of Nampa ; ClltfoecS
H 1 1 L'kard snd Jasi e H
of pre i : Walter H Quler, eC
Troutiiaie. Mauvllle Butidy, pt
i F ban 'a, o Ru