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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1919)
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My County then Any other
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BURNS. HKNtY COUNTY, OREGON. JANUARY 4, 1919
ERNEST SMITH WRITES
FROM OVER IN FRANCE!
paying visits to SENATOR CHAMBERLAIN
WILL TRY AGAIN FOR "ffi 2 MISS PAULINE LOCK
NATIONS, HIS JOU
BOOM FOR PRESIDENT
Hag "Just Sawed Wood" Right
Up Near Front for Year. He
Hopes to Come Home Soon.
Towns "All Shot to Pieces."
Spe ulation Connects His Name Petition of Lawen Neighborhood
With 1'resiJential Nomination Found Faulty and Withdrawn.
Result of Kecent Speech (-Viti- Will Circulate Anol her. Want
cising The War Department Water Equitably Distributed.
Former Burns GirVajwmved of
Privilego of Serving Country
Because of German Nativity.
Renews Application to Go.
Jiefa I a
Miss Alletta Smith received s let
ter this week from her brother
Ernest, who is serving In the srm in
France. She very kindly gave up
permission to publish It. The young
men Is quite well known to the peo-1
pie of this section, being s son of .
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Smith, pioneers
of this county. Ernest did not enlist
from this county as he wss working
in Montana at the time the oppor
tunity came for him to volunteer his
services. He writes:. i
Srsnges, Vosges, France.
Dec. 1, 118.
I will answer your most welcome
letter and tell you where I am, and
what I have been doing, for the past
last year. We were Just given per
mission to tell where we are and
what we are doing. We are in Vosgee
and about two miles from Oranges,
which Is twelve miles from the font
We arrived here on Dec. 22, 1917, '
and have been here ever since. We ,
l.ulit a sawmill here and have been ;
running It night and day ever since
it was completed. It cuts from forty
to fifty thousand feet of lumber every j
twenty four hours. I am working In
the woods. There is plenty of good .
There has never been a clear day
Mince we came here until the war
etopped that there waa not a German
aeroplane over us. I have seen a
good many air battles and several
German machlnea come down. We
ould feel the Jar of the guns at the
jrom ana at times ine Dig guns
wouia Keep us ironi sleeping at
night. There has been lots of sham
tiel shells fell here but there ha
never been any of us hurt.
We are located In the danger xono
.ind that is the reason that I could
not tell you where 1 waa as no one
is allowed to ten where he ia or
what he Is doing who is located that
cloae to the front.
I waa over in Alsas last Saturday
and Sunday we were in three towns
that there waa not a building left 1
standing, Munster which la about the j
lxe of Baker City Is all ahot to
peaces there la not a building in It j
'hat has not been hit. We were as
ar as Colman it was far enough be-,
ilnd the German linen that It wail !
There are lots of the
liritish gnd American prisoners com
ing out of Germany pass by hen ,
They are sure in a bad shape thoy
.re almost sUrved to death.
Well the war Is over and I am
mre glad of It. We have quit falling
limber and will be through here In
tiliout two or three weeks and our ,
fnanager said that he was promised
hat we would be sent home as soon
lis wa were through.
I will class for this time. ! will
fell you all about my experiences In
J tie war when I get home as I can do,
a bbucb better job In telling you
kbout it than I can trying to write
i you aoout it. i am wen ana nope
lou all the aame.
ERNEST L. SMITH..
172246 4th Co., 20 Engru.
COUNTY COI'ItT IN HKKHION.
An adjourned term of commls-i'jii'-r
r) court was held on Dec. 30
pass upon the budget and also to
for Hi' i Dhsti net Ion of i
ai roMH iiic ( mnectlng
e lu arrows.
'i be budi 1 1 i f iht il In tbi e
'iiimiiK wan approved lu every ra
ped which makss the tax for Hie
tuing levy thirteen and four-tenths
';. W. Young was the success-
I bidder for the building of the
tdge st Narrows. ,
The regular January term of court
uvened on Thursday and one of
ie flrat things to consider was tho
tltlon of the residents of the
irtwen neighborhood ror an Irrlga-
on district. The P. L. B. Co., ap-
i-arsd oppoalng the petition and
lade a showing to the effect that
hlle a majority of the land owners
peered pettoning for the district,
ley did net actually sign the poti
on, therefore la a strictly legal
ttttBikahkA. Is. JfMBSk. m I
1 SL, i 1 !
af'I ' H&MaVT ' aS I I
Prince Yorlhlto Hlgashl Pu
shlma. eousln of the Japanese em
peror, is one of the best visitors
any nation ever had. Most of the'
prince's life has been spent In'
making official visits for his gov-'
ernment. He la now being enter
tained at Waahtngton. having
come here from England, where
he was entertained by King
George. He presented the British
kin Wllh a nwnrtt mwtA ! md
marshal or the Japanese;
, as s gift from his emperor.
8ense g WSB fcBred thla lechnicallty
wouid cause trouble mid therefore
(he petitioners withdrew It and will
al onC6 circulate another petition
for presentation later
w. E. Huston wss employed to
expert the books of the sever.!
mnntv nrrir-a Hurin. ih .. i,..
K. Smith was made county
phvsician for the yoar, also appolnt-
tftt county health officer
w. G. Bardwell was appointed
county stork inspector.
Thla waa all the businea that had
been completed up to this niornln
Mrs. Kmma K. Ash Springer wan
born In Yates t'ounty. New York In
the year of our Lord 1842 and de
parted this life Dec. 26th 118, aged
Her maiden name was Emma E.
Mable and she was the daughter of
John and Selectla Mable. She cimo
with tier parents to Michigan in 1855
being at that time 13 yeara old.
i jgei she waa married to Mr
Lyman Ash who died In 1889.
ier she removed to Oregon
coming to this state In 1902, and whs
again united In marriago to Mr I. H
Hnrinm.r th fnlljmln. ia.ii
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To these unions were born ten
children, five of whom remain In
mourn their mothers loss und five
have proceeded her. From r-nrlv
'youth she has been ft member of 'the
Church having united with the M. E.
i church at Kowlersvllle, Michigan,
ind at a later date united with the
Congregational Church at Harrison.
Mlchhtan. hut since inn .h. i...
accepted the teachings of the Seventh
Mrs. Springer leaves a husband
and a large circle of friends and re
latives to mourn her departure and
who will miss her sunny cheerful
amlle. At the time of her den.rtnre
Be realded near Ontario. Oregon.
The following- are the n.m. of
her children, Mrs. Etlle Gilbert,
Burns, Oregon. Mr. Lymsn Clark
Ash. Windsor. Canada. Mr. Frank
Lamont Ash, Ouray, Colorado. Mr
Leward Lee Ash, Jima, Ohio. Mrc.
Carrie Cantwell, Agate, Colorado.
Hannah Salocta Anh, Klaudu Soue
Ash, Nora Uoll Ash. l.anra Malou
Mtk. Aib springer Is descended
from mi old Amerli ,111 iiiiui'
th. ii. r grand (ather i-eiug a
liuntei oi th0 i
paths over Ihu Alle
Ihmm Mountains, ervloaa were bald
i'l Hie home or Mrs. (irltierl. u.iil
Itev George Ward of the I'eQtSoostal
Church or the Naxarene orfliiiatlng.
Interment at Burns cqsnetary.
We all remember that the Kaiser
one remarked that he "would
stand no nonsense from America
i mftmr Ike wiv " llu limn tit ual
, J , '
know how much rood hard American
common sense lt may be necessary
for him to stand "after the war."
It has been cold enough to please;
anybody during the past week, the
coldest In fsct lt has been for several
Oregon isn News Buresu, Wash
ington, Dec. 31. (Special.) A pre
sidential boom for Senator George
Chamberlain, of Oregon, Is looming
as a result of bis sensational speech
In the Senate yesterday, In which le
tore the lid off the War Depart
ment and expqsod its workings.
His speech was widely discussed
at the National Capital today and
gave Impetus to speculation which
connects his name with the presi
dential nomination. The Chamber
lain presidential boosters say that
the Republicans expect to make a
vast deal of capital out of exposures
of the shortcomings of the War De
partment In the recent war and that
the Democrats could make a ten
strike by nominating an Independent
and fearlees critic and military ex
pert like Senator Chamberlain,
whose leadership would give assur
ance to the country that the object
ionable conditions in the War De
partment and other branches of Gov
ernment would be remedied.
Already many telegrams and let
ters of approval of the speech are be
ginning to reach the Oregon Senator.
Mention of Senator Poindexter, for
the Republican presidential nomina
tion, suggests the Interesting pos
sibility that the Pacific Northwest
might furnish the rival presidential
candidates in 1920.
A Western automobile club ha
pledged Itself to buy no German
made goods for seven years. We
ourselves are quite ready to abstain
from all German-made goods for
seventy years. Before that time wo
trust that we shall require only
goods made In Heaven.
With the various countries In
Kurope and Asia which Germany is
expected to rehabilitate and provide
supplies for, ahe must feel like the
Old Womsn who lived In a Shoe.
The German Instinct would be to
"give them some broh without any
bread, and pound them all soundly
and kick them to bed."
If we know the good old V. 8., ill
Christmas spirit will not go home to;
rest for another year. It will be act
Ivel with us through 1919. Thero
never more need of It.
Hold Your Libsrty Bone's
f "SAME OLD
-M--Wefbasxak 'y?n rY-
The subject of Irrigation has beon
discussed for so many years in this
country; its necessity Is so universal
ly admitted and the present unsettled
conditions so often deplored that It
has become somewhat old In a way,
yet It Is of such Importance that it
must be kept before the people. This
week the Lawen people were before
the county eourt with a petition for
an Irrigation district. The Pacific
Live Stock Co., which bad land with
in the proposed district, protested.
The Times-Herald Is not going to
attempt to go Into the merits of this
case In any manner as It wants to be
fair. It realises the P. L. 8. Co.,
hss rights the same as the other
people. It is not up to the writer to
say this big concern should step aside
and allow the small ownes to form
an irrigation district if they see fit
or otherwise. It only regrets that
conditions are such that the differ
ent Interests cannot get together for
the good of the entire country ami
try to eolve the Irrigation problem.
Individuals or concerns are of no
consequence In the final result pro
vided the matter Is adjusted pro
perly and each given rights they are
Mr. Tread wen, the legal repre
sentative of the P. L. 8. Co.. stated
while here the other day that he
did not know just what should be
done in such matters; he stated that
at present It was hard to determine
since the water of the Sitvles River
had not yet been adjudicated and
that until such time we should watt.
On the other hand the Ijiwen people
claim the company Is not allowing
the flow of water to the land In that
neighborhood they are entiled to
mid the object of the irrigation
district la for the purpose of getting
the matter In shape in order that a
water master may apportion it ac
cording to the rights.
The Times-Herald has contended
In the past that the P. L. 8. Co.,
William Hanley and the Oregon A
Western Colonisation Co., could put
an end to this litigation, or rather
heM It within their power to get
this country In shape for proper
Irrigation and distribution of tbe
wster. The sooner tbeae things can
be thrashed out the better for all
The petitioners who failed to get
SJBJ H ,
H Tg vTj 1
ssaaxeV I sfl ' !
ggBB aflkxf nsf
jnumaie irienaa say shs 7r. a
"chip of the old block" when It
comes to leadership It Is Mrs
Msdlll McCormlck. wife of Illinois'
new senator-elect and daughter of
the great political leader, the late
Mark Hanna. Mrs. McCormlck Is
chairman of the Republican Wom
en's National Executive Commit
tee, with headquarters at Wash
In u ton.
before the court at this term are de
termined to try it again and the next
time they will be sure to have a
sufficient number of land owners on
their petition and the fight will
come up again. They desire relief
and are entitled to it if conditions
are as they represent. There will be
law suits, no doubt, but how else
can the matter be settled T
If the Lawen country is being de
prived of water for Irrigation that
rightfully belongs there the people
should take such action as within
their power to remedy It. They hare
not had the usual supply during the
past season and as a consequence
they are seriously affected for lack
of hay for their stock. Whether this
was because of the dry season or the
diversion of the water from other
causes is a matter this paper has
nothing to do with but It Is one that
should be given consideration in the
the courts of justice and brought to
a definite conclusion at the earliest
possible moment. There Is too much
at stake to further delay. Our local
sto;k men have had to drive and
ship stock out during the past season
to feed and this additional expense
must be stopped. The resources of
thin country must bo developed to
their full capacity and the possibili
ties of the laud given a chance
oi it new ykaics uNoumosr.
Mere we are fairly started jii
1919. The salutation of "HajP)
New Year" has Juat ceased ringing
In your ears, and your .New Year's
resolutions are all made ami in orilei.
Perhaps you have made up your
mind to be more kindly this year;
perhaps you have determined to bo
more economical; maybe on the con
trary you have resolved to be more
generous; possibly more Industrious.
These, whatever they may be, are
the individual good qualities which
yon wish to gain. But there is one
quality which we shall every one of
ua need very much through 1919,
and that Is patience.
We have Just come to the end of a
great war, for which we have all
borne deprivations and made sacri
fices, and naturally we are all very
anxious to see the conditions of
peace rcstorod exactly as they used
Itui this will lie a matter of time.
H linn taken time and Infinite effort
to arepers v ooaBtr for war, and
Ufa r4l apt lapse into Us old lines
in ,i Moment.
it u ill take time fco bring our
o to down to normal
ii vel. There will have to be Ioa
nnn in list be supplied as hitherto
rsaLiastmeni oi , rery kind, uoa
rtihiy some change in wages, and
tills cannot be hurried. We must
continue to conserve food for starv
ing Kurope until the next harvest.
There will be a Victory loau, for our
until the army Is completely mas
The problems of the government
will be many and aerloua, snd we
must not expect Impossibilities.
Now shall we all resolve to meet
these conditions with the utmost
patience? All In favor signify by
saying AySj Contrary same aigu.
Patience shall be our watchword
When Miss Pauline Locher was up
from Portland recently she was pre
vailed upon to take charge of a
serious case of Influenza. She found
It necessary to give up the case be
fore she would otherwise because of
an urgent matter before the federal
court In Portland. A telegram was
sent asking a postponement but as no
answer was received at once the
young lady made a hurried trip
acroaa to Bend to meet the appoint
ment. After ber departure the de
layed wire came granting her moro
time. However, she made the train
at Bend and therefore was on hand
at the proper time In Portland.
The Times-Herald was informed
of the nature of this urgent matter
at the time but awaited further de
velopment before printing anything
of It. Miss Locher fs raised in
Burns. Most people thought the girl
hsd been born here, but she was
really born in Germany- and that
caused ber a great disappointment
when she found It prevented her
taking part in the war as she desired.
The following Is taken from the
Oregonlan which was received in the
mail this merning:
Miss Pauline Caroline Locher is
the first German alien to whom full
citizenship papers have been granted
In Portland since the signing of tho
armistice. Her complete citizenship
credentials were completed and
signed yesterday by John B. Easter.
chief clerk of the County Naturaliza
Hack of Miss Locher's admittance
to American citizenship is a story of
deferred hopes. A 'graduate nurs.
who parsed all Red Cress require
ments. Miss lxicher was prevented
from serving her adopted country at
the battlefront because of her Ger
man nativity, i
Her application for service abroad
was filed at the outset of the war,
sjid she has subsequently made earn
est efforts to lift the barrier which
kept her from giving her full meed
of servlco under the flan of li v
. holt e.
She hope" now, however to be
ii hie to play her belated part in the
great war. According to county of
ficials, her application for service
ie.,r in has been renewed, and, for
tified with papers which show h t
to be a loyal American, sh" will en
deavec t ! her bit as a reconstruc
tion nurse under the Red Cros
standards in Fraos
Miss Locher was born In Germany
30 years ago, but arrived in America
when but six months old. Natural
ization Clerk Kaster heard of the
story of the young nurse some weeks
ago, and shortly before the recent
naturalisation examinations before
Presiding Judge Tucker, of the Cir
cuit Court, he procured permission
from Federal naturalisation officials
for Miss Locher to take ber final ex
amination In citizenship. She passed
every toot with flying colors.
Alfred Arthur Crosier wss born In
Seattle, Washington. June 9th, 1903.
He came with his parents to this city
in 1911 where he had since resided
until his death on January 1. 1919.
He leaves to mourn his early de
parture his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.
J. Crosier, three brothers Kenneth,
and James of Burns, and W. li.
Crogier of leattls I
Glenn Garrett. i this ettj and his
grandfather, J. u. Crosier also of
The young man had contracted in
fluenza which resulted fatally. He
was a bright boy who had passed
through the grade schools of this
city und was in his first year in high
school. He held the respect of his
teachers aud was esteemed by hi
The funeral was conducted by Bev.
J. K. Mobley. pastor of the Baptist
. lini'ch. on January second, the ser
vice being held at the cemetery. His
i parents and relatives have the deep
sympathy of many friends in this
May 1919 bring the world Hap
plness. Prosperity and Love.