rr k(-T-J- '-'.. uv VOL. XXXV HI BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 4, 1925 NO. 23 hjfbw,v BARNES DISPOSES OF HOLDINGS TO FOLEY Now Owners of Durns Suburb ian Property to Become Act- ivo In Developing It. T. II. Koloy, tho Hoiul poivor ami light plant manager. uunuiitir-it to a roprusunttitlvo of thttt paper on Thursday that liu ami associate li.nl purchased tho real ostato hnhltiia of K, W. Uarnos am! his associates In this vicinity ami that It was cutum platud to bogln actlvo development. Mr. Koloy Hinted that It wan thulr Intontlon to assist In makliiK a great er Hunis', that thuy did not enntuni pato any revolutionizing methods, but thuy hnd tho Investment and do sired to got busy. Ho Bald ho desir ed to mnku tho uutiouticomuurnt that tlino to EOt ut rest any wild rumor respecting tho now ownership of tlitf lands. Tho rent otntt which Is now Hi thu hands of tho Head man and his associates comprises considerable laud situated between Uumn ami tho Fred Horrlck mill slto at Warm Springs, also somo lots and tracts within tho city corporate limit; the SeothoIT holdings, Harry rim I Hi farm, tJeor farms, l.oveiis laiulii tho former fair grounds and somo of tho vacant lands of the Orogon & Western Col miration Co. holdings. With this announcement tho citi zens of Durns aro assured of a con cern financially able to develop tho Innds and with Mr, Foley's iissurnnco that It Is thulr Intention to do this and Hint they doslru to work with Hums for a greater town, wo may now move forward on a deflnlto basis mid know what wo aro about. Mr. Koloy has the reputation of doing things .and that's the kind of men that Hums needs to mnko It grow. We aro approaching an era of de velopment and must keep paco with It. I). 0. McPhoraon was here with Mr. Koloy and we aro Informed will return to Duma soon to take notlve chargo of tho roal oatnte affair. He stated the now owners had Juat Mad papers of Incorporation which havo not yet boon mado public. We wero pi von to unilereUml tho uew firm would ha known as the llurn Com pany. Two engineers wcro brought ovar nnd Jiuvo since bean engaged In chocking up tho lands and making n general survey of tho alttiatlon. Mr. Foley and Mr. MelMieraon re turned to Bend Tlilrsdny afternoon nnd woro nccompniilod by K. W. Dnrnos. Mr. Koloy will bo hero again within ton days. o PHOPOHKD CIIANOH IN MAlli HKKVICK NOT POPULAIt This olllco Is In receipt of a lotter from tho Fourth Assistant Post Mas ter General In which ho announces that It appears n material saving may be mado In changing tho present mall schedule from Crane to JluniH by al lowing tho railroad to bring It up on alternato days and n three tlmos a week sorvlco by nuto. However, It stipulates that parcel post In excoas of tho maximum load of 800 pounds for tho nuto stage, shall bo loft at Crane nnd brought up by train on tho following day. It Ih plain that saving of expense tnko proccdenco over service In tho postal norvlco whom It npplles to tho Isolated districts. It will not bo as. satisfactory sorvlco as tho prosont. Tho writer, ns woll iih tho post mas ter at Hums and tho prosont star routo contractor protested such a chnngo, aa It was polntod out that within a reasonably Bhort tlmo tho train sorvlco would bo Increased to six times a week and then all agrood tho train should havo tho contract for carrying tho mall. Tho contem plated chnngo will certainly bo con fusing and result In much dliisntls afctlon wo aro of tho opinion. C'OUJIT HKMITH I-KNAlTY AND INTKHKST ON TAXKB Tho county court of this county on Thursday took advantngo of tho law piiBHod by tho recent loglslnturo whereby It was mado posslblo to ro mlt nil ponalty and Intoroat on de linquent taxoH for tho years 1021-1022-102.'!. This applies to all do llmjuont taxos that aro pnid on or before May Gth of this year. HOAI) CONKUItKNOIO KTH UKHUIl'B The dnelgatlou of Hnruoy county good rondn men, together with mom bora of tho county court, that mot with representatives from Horn! on Sunday, March 21, In connection with .Improving tho Central Ore gon highway hetweou llrooklngs nnd thu Qnp ranch, accomplished quick results, Tho proposition of asking thu state highway commission for a permanent survey of a routo that would eliminate tho UIiish Unite sec tion and give un a hotter routo with less lillhi and away from tho glass, was granted at a mooting of thu high way commission last week. Tho sur vey on control suction was promised. Harney county promised to do Its rnrt toward repairing tho present road for this season's travel and tho court at Its regular meeting this weok provided for It. Tho repair or thu rond ovor Sngohou hill to Sil ver crook has been completed and tho rond machinery will be taken over to contlnuo tho work on tho Glass Huttu road as soon nr tho esctlou between has beuu taken enro or. lloml showed a fine spirit la con nection with this work nnd at once nccepted tho plans the delegations had settled upon nnd recommended. kxpkhi.mknt station nothm (Obll Shattuck, Supt.) Spring plowing makes a very good seed hud, but all land plowed should ho dlicod or harrowed down tho same day. Thu roller Is nn excellent Imple ment to use In the preparation of tho need bed where tho soil has a tenden cy to run together. This type of soil should bo double dlRced and rol led tho name day. Whoro rough plow ed soil lays for n day or two In tho wind and sun It becomes very hard and cloddy and It Is almost Impossi ble to work It down Into a good seed bed, especially If thu land Is lioavy. April first to 150th. Is n gd time to sow spring wheat and ryo. April 25 to May 15 for oats and barluy. Coroals should ba snoilml doop ouougli to gat tham into molat roll. It Is a guod practice to iow thorn II or I Imhoe ileop In this aectlou aa ilia eurfae soil tlrltaa out rapidly. This la Mpwslally trua where the eurface toll ts Tery rough and cloddy. Field pe.u 'houlil tea sown about the Sr.th of ApHl TUN crop Ilka a cool growing auaaon and la vary froat hardy. Tho aro doa heel on woll auk-Irrigated land. It makes ex callunt hav when mwii with oats, barluy, or wheat. It can ba hogged or aliMuail off. thus saving, tko cost of harvoatlng. Thu mature paaa are oxcollout for finishing pork. Tho seed bed for nlfalfa should bo flno ami firm. After tho land has been thoroughly cultivated it should bo floated or rolled prior to seeding. This flrnia tho soil and brings the moisture to tho top. Tho best meth od of seeding Ih with tho drill and t should not bo sown deeper than ono Inch. ThlB crop should not bo own until Into In April except In nations whoro tho moisture Is very limited--us llioro is dunger of In Jury by frost. It l a good pinctlco to tront all spring wheat varieties with copper carbonate at tho ratu of two ounces pur bnshol. This dust treatment does not Injuro or hwoII tho seod and eliminates all guesswork In sowing. Tho dust dlBlnfoctB tho socd, sacks, drill and tho soil In which tho seod la planted It also bcoiiih to act as a plant Htlmulnnt. Hoiisonnbto euro should bo tukon not to Inhale much of thu.coppor curhonato. It Is best to treat tho sued In tho open rathor than In a room, using an old barrel churn or somothlng similar. Each batch should bo worked about 2 or 3 mlnutoB to insure a thorough cover ing of oach kornel. It Ih rathro Interesting to nolo that much of tho winter wheat survived tho tomporaturo or n minus -15 do groes at tho Harney Ilranch Export mont Station, whllo tho snmo var ieties woro ontlroly wlntorklllod In tho Columbia Itlvor aroa. 0 HKVKHAIj OAHH OK OATTI.H LOADED OUT VHHTEHDAY Tho train wn Into getting out yesterday morning on account of a shlpmont of 350 head of cattlo that had to bo londod before It dopartod. This la tho first Hhlpmont of cnttlo from Durns. Uua Davis bolng tho shipper, EQUIPMENT ARRIVING FOR RAILROAD WORK Stcol nnd Wl.el For Dump rri. rnt....nr .q.n,. Contractor on Ground. Two car loiula or egutpmunl for rail rond grade havo beuu rocetvod this wuuk and more is on routo. Mr. Aruesou, tho man who recured the contract for somo huavy work In tho muiiutnlmt, hns a portion or his equipment here, Including coino work stock ami camp stuff. Ho Is making netlvo preparations to get out on th Job. Frank Klobuchor arrived homo from Portland hint Saturday night. He mndo somo purchase; whllo (hero In tho lino or steel and trucks for dump carts to bo used, also somo camp equipment. Thin consignment also Includes a compressor to bo used In thu rock work on tho huavy grades. Mr. Klobuchor purchimfld a ilucy run Dulsel Miovul to be used on thU work. This shovel Is somuthlng new In that Hue and travels 011 Its own powar, thu trend being of tho catta pllter type. Thin machine comes from Indiana nnd Is not expected un til Homu time next week. When Hoou yonturday morning. James (Hrard, In charge or tho Kred Horrlck Lumber Co. enterprise In this section, stated ho niuHiot lot any further contracts nt this jltuu. Portland newspapers this week an nounced that the Union Pacific had set nstdo $1100.000 as thu budget for Improving tho Crimo-Hums lino dur ing this year. 0 1101H1-: to ci:i,i:mt.Ti: CO.MPI.KTION OK MAIN I.IXU This olllco is In receipt or an at tractive Kpeclnl descriptive booklet IsHUuil by. (he Union Pacific Railroad In honor or the completion of tho main lino Into Ilolso. This celebra tion Is auhadutud for April K,. One or thu cltlzaus of Hums who rooantly vlaltod Holsa. slntva tha' It I (Im hopv of that plaea that Mums would ba raprwwntatl by a special car of ilarnuy rounly paopla t. hl In tilth elabrallon. Tkoy asur u roy al good tlmo whloh will Incytidt )iitcrhi. iMrticru dl'irirr. npcrts, a 1ikii lattle hMwpon vart.ii unlti if Hit national guard, row ni and auto raraa. watar uornlVHl at tha Nit t ft torlutn. At ulght thora will bo a bnnquat by Ike Cluimbtr of ('0111 murco ami dancing. Tan or mnro bauds will bo giving concerts throughout tho day mid evening. -a"-as-eret - - TUNING FOR TOURIST TRAILS AGAIN by satterreld L "" 7 ( LARGE STOCK RANCH AT WAGONTIRE SOLD Mr.Jimic. Southorland Clo.init Out Aclivo Sloclt Intorct.; New Owners Stockmen. Mr. and Mrs. Jnmes Southerliiud tecently dlsposud of thalr big tuml liuldlugH In tho Wugontlro country, wliloh Includott some lilOO ncres of laud, floino of thin laud Is fine moa dow whllo other parts aro strictly granlug hut no situated as to control tho water. Mrs. Southorlaiid has long boon Iduntlrlud with that section of llnr noy county, being one of tho Hutton fninlly who settled thero In tho onrly '80s. Sho anil othor members or tho family had added to their land hold ings ft out tlmo to tlmo until they owned a big lot. They havo been en gaged in tho stock litiilncM tor all those years mid havo made a nuccuns of It. They retain tholr sleorH but de posed of tho stock cattlo to fin men who bought tho plnco. They uxncot to ilffpn-so of tholr bsr stoan and later spend somo time travelling, fin ally ttllng down In tholr hotr ul I.of Angoloa. K. A. Binary iiimI Link Woodrnd, both oattle mini of Silver l.ako, am the purchniorH of the lands. All parties Interested were In Munis this week making tko nerossnry arrange tnnnta for the formal transfer of tho holdings. Thu now owners aro prac tical stock men and aro valuable acquisitions to Harney county. o 1110 CONCKHN PAVH HACK TAXKH Drafts to the amount of J05.524. 80 wera turned In to tho sheriff this woek liy thu Knstorii Oregon Mvu Stock Co. in imt'Jrmotit of the buck taxes wliloh tha company had pro tasted mill which had bocu pending for tlju piisl three yearn. Thin ninniiiit Is In nceordaaeo with tho settlement agreed upon hint month. Tim Irons arur Is Just In riwalpt of this big aum and iH.buya chacdlug up tho aov oral account to which It will apply. I'nou rot urns from tha banks In con nection with the drafts ho than will bo ready m make 11 call for warrants that will innkn a material reduction. Phil Sin'tk arrlvrii lmnie Monday from Ogden. Ktib. whoro ha Had been for aevoral weeks In connection with tho aula of aomo boef cattlo that belonged lo several of tho growers In this vlolnlty. Mr. Smith says aN ter tho reed hill had been pnld os tho stock there wasn't much to bring back to tho growth. e - j:; t. -4&2r !' ciitr;i;rr coiiut in HKHHION TIIIH WISHIC Judgo Dulton lllggs or tho circuit court arrived hero last Saturday ev ening mid hns boon holding court hIiico Monday morning, Thin li mere ly nn adjourned term and several matters In tho lino or arguments, motlomi, etc., havo boon disposed or Incidental to clearing tho docket for nor.t woek when tho regular April term begins. Tho grand Jury wan. In session for four days and on Thursday brought In a final report In which thoy re turned throe Indictments ami thruu not truo bills of Indictment. Tho grand Jury consisted or Sam Moth ershead, foreman; Chester Muco, J. II. Culp, It. K. Pcnbody, I. h. Pou Jade, John Wlutermeler nnd J. It. Anderson. Two or tho three criminal Indict ments have been mndu public, ono chnrglng Dean Huston, or Prlnuvllln or inrcony or six cows and calves. A plea or not guilty was entered and tho case wan set for trlnl at tho Oc tober term. Tho othor Indictment charges Virgil Moon with rape. Noth had been done In thla cane up to yesterday lit tho wny or netting ror trlnl. KOH.MK.U HI'JMIIH-JXT HUM AT I'KIMTIUND Word was rorelvud hero Tuesday of the death of Kmnry Hill nt his homo at Krultltind. Idaho, from inieumonln, following an attack of Influenza. Mr. 1 1 111 was tho son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hill, of this vl clnlty, and was well known as hu hnd resided In Harney county ror many years prior to moving to On tario and Inter to Krultland. llo wns born at Paisley In this stnto and In 1000 wan married to Ida Cark, a sister or Joe Clnrk or Harney and or Mrs. Jnsio Alberson. Un Is surviv ed by his wire and two chlldron, Mrs. .loo I. Ingle and n son. Ills parents, nlso two sisters, Mrs. Jny Could nnd Mrs. Clifford Hood, a brother, (Joorgo IIIII. all of this plpcoflurvlvo him mid and iinnthor brother, Orn, who Is In Virginia. limory was a member of the Mns onlc and Odd Follow fratornlty. both lodge taking a part In tho funoral which waa bold nt Ontario on Thurs day fallowing a service In tha church at Fruit land. Jon aud I .so Clark. Vm. .ion Alheraon. Mrs. Clifford Hood ind two nleeee, Mrs. Cbaa. Co veil imuI Mr. Clyde Utahl went out fn.m hor to attend tha funeral. The many frlende of tha borenvad relntlvea In thla vicinity syapnthlxo with them In their loss, as timory wns held In high esteem where ho was known. Mrs. Hill will contlnuo to make her homo 011 tho farm noar Fruit-land. UNDERGROUND WATER DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSED Public Meeting Middle of This Month With View to Start Actual Work on Wells With a view or putting it to somo practical tiso, thu Information and data recently gathered by Secretary Win. Farro of tho Committee of Ton In connection with tho dovolopmonl of the underground wntur or Harney valley ror Irrigation purposes, n meeting will bo held In Hums some Imi' 'about thu mlddlo ot this mouth. Mr. Fnrro has gathered much data In connection with pumping water tor Irrigation. Ho hns Investigated thu laws of tho several western states In connection with such enterprises; ho hns gotten In touch with manu facturer of equlonont, i:-ve pump; well drilling apparatus, cost of pro duction under such methods of Irri gation and other such Information. A. S. Coiirlright of thu Ford Motor Co., who was recently hero In tho In terest of lib. company In exploiting Ford Irrigation milt, was much In terested In thu data Mr. Farro has gathered and has promised his aid In bringing about somo practical work to demonstrate tho pnsslbllltlcH of pumping wntor oil thu rich soil of this valley ror tho production or crops. Mr. Coiirlright hns given thin subject much study mid has had a lot or practical experience. The gontlummi tins promlsud bin aid and will bo back in Hums about the middle or this mont1! with somo concrete figure and facts to presont to thoso who aro Interested. Thu Committee of Ten will tnko charg-. of a meeting and lo. nation will be extended the gouoral public Just as soon as a udflnltu d.ito le fixed. It Is expected that many or thnsu who own laud In tho valley and have no other moans or Irrigating It will bo present mid that somo plan mny he formulated whereby a tost may bo madu of thu underground wntor supply la confidently expect ed. In fact already a number or men who are Interested hare slgnHlod thrlr wllllngaeaa to aaalat In a finan cial way toward sinking a well with the proper kind of eqnlpnvtai t kip It a real tout.' Thla will uo doubt come about soon. Mr. Conrtrlgbt has elated ho would bo In a position to onoourngo the bringing Into thu district nt a reasonable coat a well boring ap paratus that would bore a holo of tillleiout sUn mid depth to furnish water for nuuh purpose, also tho pro per pumping equipment. Tho Committee of Tun nuiinunco that thuy nru going to prosccuta this work to deflnlto results and thu pub lic will be Informed of nil facts as thuy are. o YOUNG MOTHHll VICTIM OK INKMJKN7.A Mrs. O. W. Itandol died at her homo in this city Tuosdny night from the offcctH of lufluotua. Shu had been 111 but a Bhort tlmo mid her husband became III, an did ono of tho chlldron. She arose from her sick bod to euro for tho other mom he rs of tho family mid It proved fatal. Her douth wiib qultu sudden ami un expected. Tho funeral wuh conducted by Itov. Samuel Harris of thu Prosbytcrlnti church on Thursday morning, tho short sorvlco being road at tho cemo tory with a quartet rendering two hymns. Tho Hnndols camo to this vicinity about 18 months ago and spont Inst fall and winter pn tho Ilrown rami out noar Sam Uolton's homo. Thoy had moved to town about a month ago nnd Mr. Itandol had boon doing work with his team. Mm. Itandol was 23 yours old. So leavoa besides hor husband n small baby girl, also a llttlo boy by a for mor marriage. Hor parontn, Mr. mid Mrs. Hathaway, of Caldwoll, arrlvod hero In tlmo for tho funoral. Mr. Itandol hnd also boon mariiod boforo nnd hnd a llttlo boy. All tho chlld ron aro loss than C yearn old, tho baby being but a row months old. Tho stneoro sympathy ot tho com munity goes ot to tho bereaved roln -WW.