The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, February 15, 1919, Image 1

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The Tlmce-Horald goes re
rtilarl) to more homes In llar
,., County than any other
aewspaneTi If you wish to
reach tlio people awe thette col
n n ii for your advertisement.
The Tlmes-llcr.Mld In mi old
established friend Of Hie people
of ll.irncy County where It has
been h weekly visitor for thirty
years. It'- Joh department la
equipped to serve your need.
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ITIaiiidiiuii ut itiiuiuiin wi
1'crmit Selection of Homestead in Any Clime.
Government Would Finance 1 roject.
I .inns for soldier
,.f Interior l.nne lias asked con
en -.. appropriate ICMI,OIMI,0M
vtith which the I'. S. Ilcctumiitioii
sen ice may make new farms
for returned Milliter. 'It Is
proposed to IrriKate deserts,
drum swngepS and elear eut-over
timber lands. The entire pro
gram is explained by Secretins
I. in' hiuiM'ir In the following ur
ticelc BY I HANKMN K. fcAWB
Secretary of Interior.
(Wrltted especially for The Times
Herald. All over the United States there
are quantities of lands that are ca
pable of producing cotton, corn, fruit
and wheat, which are out of use.
Altogether there are perhaps 250.-
000,000 acres of such lands that in
two or three years by scientific drain -
ige or by Irrigation or by stumping
could be converted into first-class
In the far West, in the arid country
ilong the Colorado River in Arizona,
llong the Snake In Idaho, the North
'late in Wyoming and Colorado, and
near the great rivers of the West,
there are millions of acres of lands
luti can be Irrigated; while in the
-on!) and the northwest than are
tore than 104.000,000 acres of land
ha' bave been logged off but which
I idla today.
'in I..1111I t Use and Fverjbody Gains
in nicn 1 ua ra presented to
team that ws Hiiaii put
Ihi- land to use. That Is where the
llns. It m uos that it shall
pui Into condition by the soldiers
iftcr they have been mustered out.
I'liiu 1 whan the soldier gains,
Svi rv man who has been in the lacks
fcf Hi" army or navy shall have an
opportunity to go on one of tlieso
irojei t and have a Joh at the current
in building a dam or a
Bill li or leveling land or pulling up
ituuip-. building dykes, clearing land.
lulldlni houses or roads or fena t.
1 .111 Select Complete Uarm in
.in) (lime.
This means that when the boy
aa bi S'ew York he goes hack homo
or a tine, meets hi people, and then
'' en .1 1 banes to take a plai I in
in:, of Hi" great canps that win be
ormed for tbfl reclamation of aoiue
l this unused land.
H" gets bin wageH there. Out of
M' be will nav a certain amount
or in board, save soougb in a -; r
half or twa years while be is
to pay a first liistalliucii' on
farm anywhere north, uoutn or
' and have thai us his own. it
r'H ' .1 farm that will be prepared
B piece Oi wild land, hilt a
In a settlement which has its
ilready built.
It will be a farm already surwyed,
tl, a bouse and barn bull', the
mil elaarad, so that a man can move
1 lii furniture ami lieirln life at
The) will be connerted with rall
" if they are not Immedlutely
Ini It, ,y good roads. They will be
1 1'" 'ii with reference to the market-
g of the produce thai will be pro-
fu'-! upon them.
Is -hort, eacb man can have a Job,
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the goviTiunent advancing the cApli
al. and out of the ootthinatlon Of bla
owa lubor and the govariiui
Hal he inn be given an Independei.t
It's Not Charity Act, Hut I'Hituer
slilp Affair
Hut this is not to be done in the
slightest hit as a mutter of charity,
nor Is any man to ha I -oerced into
taking up the wrrk It Is an oppor
tunity whi h tb government out of
appreciation for the fine service ren
dered by Its boys glvei to them.
The will pay back the money with
Interest, hut they can pay it back
over a period of 40 years. The same
who drains a great area in South
Carolina may choose a farm in Arizo
na or In Oregon.
We have spent $60, 000,000 . day
In fighting the boche, and surely we
can afford to spend what was a tew
days' war outgo In setting up for life
tha men who whipped the Hun.
It will he a profitable arrange
ment all around. The money will be
advanced by the people. It will be
returned hy those who take the
I expect hundreds of thou amis
of city-bred fellows will have this
desire for an Independent out-of-door
life. Then there are a million
mi'n in our army who come off the
farms, many of whom will Barer
have a haii. e to own a farm unless
there Is some such plan as this.
Stationed at Queenetcwn and
On Admiral Sims' Flagship
During War.
Leonard Locher was at home on a
furlough during this week. He was
here only a few days as his time was
limited. His arrival was something
of a surprise to his friends as but
few of them had been Informed of
bis coming, Leonard has been in ac
tive servlc in the navy ever since
volunteering hfs services to I'nile
Sam. He has been promoted an!
now is an officer. He la on the r
K. H. Melville, which Is a repair ship.
He was stationed a good portion or
i he time during active war at Queens
town. Ireland, hut wus fortuiinto to
gel "ii Admiral Hlms' flag ship dur
lag his cruising in the war aono,
Leonard found a hearty web
among bis many old time friends who
regret tbut his time wus ho limited.
He returns t,o New York and expect!
to go to southern watera lor ' i
untitling months of the cold weather
bui nil ship will make Hostou hur
bjOf its active base In the spring.
Leonard Is in the service for a four
year period und had Hie war contln-
1 1 - i had axpet ted to be given an op
portunity to go to Annapolis, bill
with the present trend of affairs the
young man has no desire to continue
In the navy hut may decide upon the
completion of his enlistment period to
engage actively in the merchant ma
tine Whatever Ills choice his old
time friends and fofmer cshool mates
wish bun success.
Judge II. 0, LoveiiH and Copiinls
-inner Mass took their departure last
Tuesday for Salem at the urgent re
uuest of many citizens of this conn .
(y to put before members of lhal
body the possible Interference of the
future development of this big coun
try should tin- bill ceding the Mal
heur Lake to the federal government
During their absence the count v
Officers will take occasion to look
further into the road building pro
position of stale and federal aid in
the building of the post road between
Bliraa and Crane.
Just as we go to press we barn
thai a telegram has been received
announcing the death of A. Kgll at
San Jose, California this morning.
rivers in concrete beds
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The some of rnnal construction In Irrigation projects stems to
have been re.che.Hn Strawberry Valley. Utah where this ";-";
crete river flow, down from Its mountain lake to ? ??!.
w.ste. Agriculture on a farm fed by on. of these rn Ktreams
opens up new possibilities in crop productions of alt kind. II en
included as bat a part of the plan advocated by B ury of Interior
Lane In his reclamation service for returned soldiers
t AHul.VN III Kill. K-Itt KI.ANH.
The Times-Herald made mention
of the death of Mrs. James Iliickland
in its last Issue, but little else was
given at that time. Since, throuh a
mutual friend, we have received the
following Information of the young
Carolyn Cathrlne Middle wm born
In Uarber, Oklahoma. October 17,
190 and died February 7, 191U. be
twenty-two yeurs, three months .ml
twenty-one days old ut the time. She
was married March !), litis, to James
Hu. kland. Beaidea her husband she
is survived hy her parents, Mr. and
Mrs N. 1'. Diddle, a sister. Alma Mid
dle, anil her brother, Kmtnolt lilddle.
Her husband was away from heme
but returned before her death aud
was at her bedside when the end
came. Many friends mourn with
the bereaved relatives. .
If the conditions of the Spanish
Influenza continue to improve in our
town by Sunday, Feb It, our church
and Sunday IChOOl will be open for
services where you will find a most
hearty welcome. II. S. Hughes, 1'us
h.r Mr. and Mri. Crank Dibble came
over from their silver Creek some
'i hur-.da . to consult i physician, Mrg.
Dibble being in great pain Troiii an
ntlnck or neuralgia. She was sOBM
relit red j I rday.
I rlv P1 v a c v3vjlei jf""llr ji ' '
quench arid wastes
vu,i,i, oraii rare homc
Mrs. 1. S hwaru is getting ready
to open a new line of strictly high
class furnishings for ladles. During
the present week she has been busy
with the traveling representative of
Klelschner, Mayer A t'n. making se
lections and she will have one of the
most exclusive lines ever brought OUt
of the larger cities Mrs. Schwartz
bus had such a buslnc In mind for
oiii" time and has only Ratted to get
the big general stock of goods out of
the way lo milk" her orders and pre
pare lor her new line. She hie not
decided the date of her opening hut
It will likely be early next month
The south half of the old store will
he occupied by Mrs. Schwartz, and
Mrs. Millar will again have her mll
tfnary displayed there as in former
times. The latter has gone to Port
land for the purpose of ordering her
new spring line, having gone out this
Trice I'ennlck met with a painful
accident the other day which may re
sult lu the loss of one of his fingers,
lie accidentally got bis hand in a
wood si anil it was badly lareeral
ed. lulling deep wounds and almost
completely severing one finger lie
is iii low ii where hi - ph l la n
wnii hful eye on the Injured hand and
hopes to keep all his dlglli lie s
nil' ring mm h pain from the wound.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Tudor were
in town yesterday. .
Churchea May Hold Servicea If
Deiired; Meelinga and
Parties Permitted.
City Marshal McDonald tailed a.
(his office the fore part of this week
and stated that the health board hud
i made further concessions In the fin
iiuaranilie regulations and that be-1 Beavera Responsible.
ginning tomorrow the churches would ;
be permitted to resume their usual j J. C, Foley was a caller at this of
nervlces; lodges would be allowed to I flee yesterday afternoon and wlnle In,
hold hu linens sessions and private ! a discussion arose over the proposed
parties at the homes were to be grant- j bill In the legislature to cede Malheur
ed, but no dancing. Lake to the federal government as a.
In this concession was also given
the privilege of games being per
milled in the pool halls with not more
than four people at a table, but no
chairs were to be provided for loaf -
ers. These orders are subject to
change at once should conditions war
rant. Although given permission under
these rules to resume nervlces. Itev.
Ii. 8. Hughes of the I'rcsbyterlan
cliurih announces that he will not
take advautge of it for the coming
Sunday, but If conditions continue
to Improve be will start the following
Several have asked when the pic
ture house will open und the manege
inent authorizes the announcement
liiaf as soon as there seems no dan-
ger from the epidemic and the an
tborlties consent programs will he
gin. o '-
Obi fhattock, the new aparin -
teudent al the Experiment Station, to
succeed V.r. .Martin, arrived lieie the
latter part of Inst week, accompanied
by Mrs. Shattuck, and they .re now
domiciled on the station farm and
ready to receive their many old time
friends. Theso young people are
not strangers In this community as
they were here for a tew years, in
fact they were married on tho Kx
perm. ent Station farm at the time
Mrr Shattuck was assistant to Mr.
Ilrelthaupt. Following this Mr.
Shattuck was county agent and the
young people left hero to again take
up studies at the Agricultural college
at Corvallls.
The new superintendent nn on
the field familiar not only Willi the
character of the work, hut here wee
of his former association with Mr.
BreHhaapl and his personal gCQI I
with the farmers of the count)
he la In a position to accomplish good
William ll.inlev, Hums. r , stock
man, who has been III ut the ort
land bote for the past Week, was
ng last night as a resell ot an
operation performed yesterday alter
noon. The iiiteiidlng physician, Dr.
B I' li-ary, says Mr Hiinley will be
unable to leave the hotel for another
week. Oregonluli Cell. 1 I
Mr . lieorgla Ilarbee. lormerlv one
of the employe i In the local telephone
office, aud well known lo the people I this shop lias been on the firing line
of this city, arrived in Munis Thurs- for a good many years. He has had
da Irom Cortland where she lias.manv experiences in this newspaper
been residing since last spring, and is! Hold and many have been in this of
u guest at the home of her mother, I f ice as printers and assistants in tho
lira, W. M. Sutton. Mrs. Ilarbee business, hut up to the present time
hud Intended making a visit here In It has been the fate of the "boss" to
a few weeks to remain for a time, but take the responsibility of the comern.
upon learning of the illness of her Knowing Kessler before he offered
little daughter, Crunces, who Is inuk-1 his services to his "Cm le Sum" at
ing her home with Mr. and Mrs. Sut LthS beginning of the war, and finding
ion. she came in at once. The little that the young man gave up an op
one Is a vL i Ini or Influenza but is I portunlty to romulii lu the army with
gelling along line wilh the very best la coiuinis.slon to return to his chosen
i i eara, protaaalon, the manager felt he was
making no mistake when mutual
I. II. Holland has purchased the ,,.,,,, iuwrted B, oomlSg to the
interests ol Krnest Musi, k Hi the pool ,.,,,.,.,, Mr KHk)r (.OIm.H , Thl.
hail. Mr. Mustek had i,ee absent Ttmes-HaraW net as a Strang er, nor
lor several month- and had suggest js h(, g slni,1Kor lo , ,.,,, of Ihlrt
ed some lime ago to Mr, Holland
thai he buy him out. Mustek i. al
present employed by Wells Fargo
I'o In Cortland. Ills many old time
teutlon to remain there insleul of
friends are sorry to learn of his In
retiirniug to his foi iner business in
this city,
J. II. nan, traveling representative cation from the time It was estab
for Fishy liner, Mayer H Co, wus in llslied in 1887 and one which la
town several days during tills week looked upon us reliable and perma
laklug an order for a couiploto line j nent. If present plans are carried
of ladies furnishings to be shipped forward and all things are agreeable
to Mrs. 1. Schwartz, whowlll open a I Mr. Feasler will become more fully
line of thvsegoods in this city in the I Identified with the publication of tbia
near future. J paper in the near future.
w Only Shallow Spot Near
Sod Houae Late aa 1889;
Stumpa Vitiblc.
maian Legend os urigim iviaKes
bird refuge.
Mr. Foley questioned the wisdom
of siii1!! a move upon the part of this
state from an economical standpoint
j or whether It was advisable to put
too much dependence in this place
as a permanent, nesting place and
breeding ground for migratory birds.
In connection with this opinion
Mr. Foley recalled conditions as late
as 1889 when he saw that lake all
dry but . small shallow spot In the
vicinity of the Sod House. Mr. Fo
ley was all over that portion of the
lake bed ami staled that there was
every evidence of It having once bean
dry as sagebrush stumps were visible
all over It.
This evidence hut recalled reading
"The Hunt Expedition," hy Washing
ton Irving, and the "Travels" ofWal
ler Skene Hodges, lu which the early
history of this country is record".l al
so an Interesting Indian legend of the
origin of Malheur and Harney lake..
The Indian legend tells of a dry
i waste throughout this territory in
1 whieh the water from the Snako
j ver on the oast to the DeechUtM
; on the west, was at the warm spring!
J ul Ba pu Kanch. A great hole had
allowed the water of this vast bai-ln
I to run off to the east to the Slake,
I All the animals of this vast eXfMUtee
traveled many days to the warm
springs for water with the result that
when it was reached they drank so
much they died by the thousands.
The buffalo. whtc"h formly were
plentiful in this1 region, finally' went
east ofthe Snake Itlver and never did
return. The beaver, seeing the great
waste of life, came down from Steins
Mountain and plugged up the holo
through which the water wus scap
ing, thus creating the lakes again.
Ibis Btorj of Mr. Foley'! coincides
.Hi the e,ul'. rec ollectlone of Capt.
the old Plate luil'un. He told'.ar stor.. to the late Dr. "alar -
.. , rltor recalls it as re
seated to bin by the Doctor. No
I doubt this will be confirmed shea
Dr. Mar. don I bonk ..I Indian Ion and
legenda is published bj the unlvei
ty of California.
Lieut a. Feaaler is now a dm n
bet of The Times-Herald force. In
adding Mr. Kessler to the staff the
ii. i: mc etneiit bad not only in miiid
tiie admonition to aid the returning
soldier, but also the future oi the
business. The present active bead of
community. He comes with the in
tentlOB of associating himself witii
one oi the substantial business con
i ei n.t of Harney county---one that
has been in the field for over thirty
years aud has become a part of the
country. It has been the only paper
to continue uu uninterrupted publl-
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