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About East Oregon herald. (Burns, Grant County, Or.) 1887-1896 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1888)
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ol. II—No. 3.
BURNS, GRANT COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 13, 1888.
$2.80 a Year.
east and run? very nearly straight 150 spears to single root, or from
to the water, a distance of 4 mile I one seed; 30 acres in.
from its mouth. It will average 50
F. W. R itterbusch ; near Saddle
THE SECOND YEAR OF
UBLI8HED EVERY THURSDAY
feet wide and 20 feet high and is Buttes; July 20; Barley 41 inches
Some of II» Natural Ad van«««<■•* Wa
very uniform in it» structure, the high; a small piece put in to test
ter, Soil, Climate, and Produc
tions— Tliouttanda of
walls running up about 6 feet on agricultural value of bottom of the
D. L. GRACE,
Acre» Open for
Began on Thursday, November 29, 1888.
either side, and then, commence to slough on swamped land.
P ublisher and P roprietor .
arch over, and certainly form the
J ohn A dams . Near Burns; Ju
such as strawlierries, currants, finest arch in the whole family of ly 24; Oats, 78 in. high, Wheat, 60
caves that were ever discovered.
in., and Barley, 40 in. in hight.
Thouaand. ot Famllle. can liecure Vai.
>ne Year ...............................................
etc., will, from what evidence we
liable Homes in this Great Val
It is grand almost beyond de
lix Mouths................................................... 1-27
S imon L ewis , Silver creek, July
Hie Year (iu advance)............................. -00
30, wheat 40 inches, with full heads
AND TO RENEW EXPIRING SUBSCRIPTIONS.
year, be a success, as the native moth cave in it® smoothness of of
In ft Yean.
fine large grains.
Barley 58 inches high.
first 250 yards the bottom is as
1 A postmaster is required to give notice by A Railroad, County-Seat, and Land*
M rs . S imon L ewis , July B0, 13 i
kter (returning the paper does uot answer the
and ornamental shrubs were plant smooth as a floor, then are found
[w). when a subscriber does uot take his paper
nt of the office, aud the reason for its uot being Visit the Herald Office to See Samples ed freely by farmers in the Bpring; piles of rubbish or debris that have arge yellows beets, the largest one
Ucon Any neglect to do so makes the jiost-
the settings last fall survived the accumulated by falling from the being 9 inches in length and 14
|aster responsible to the publisher for payment
severest winter (1888), that Har ceiling above, 100 yards or so apart, inches in circumference; the flavor
12 If any person orders his paper discon-
'■The two largo editions of T he H erald con ney valley, in fact, that East Ore the last one being something over excellent.
hued. he must pay all arrearages, or the Pub
hher man continue to send it until payment is taining the Harnev Valley advertisement being
Ude aud collect the whole amount whether it exhausted, to meet the demand we republish in gon has ever known.
I 100 yards from water.
M rs . T. J. S hields , Silver creek,
[takeu from the office or uot . There can be our regular edition, and hope
There is no difficulty in reaching July 30, cucumbers of good size,! On all issues where party lines are drawn is the outspoken advocato
b legal discontinuance the payment is made. will mark the article aud mail his copy to a
Democratic principles as expounded in the words and policy of its
3 Any person who takes a paper from the friend in the East.l
region it will be readily seen that the water, it runs back on either crisp and tender.
toffice, whether directed to his name or an
Eer, or whether be baa subacribed or uoL is
Harney Valley i* Grant county» the VaHey offers mdneements' rare side in a trotlfffi Iff S3 the main pool
M aupin B ro ’ s ., one mile north of great leaders from Jefferson to Cleveland. In that as everything else, it
Eponsible for the pay
Oregon, embraces an area of 2,400 ly excelled. The farmers who have the distance of 100 feet, settling Burns, Aug. 2d, barley 44 inches,
14 If a Subscriber orders his paper stopped
sowed _ grain this year will be able down on either side, leaving the with fine head of grain; 18 acres in.
miles, or 1,536,000
Fa certain time, and the Publisher continues . square
[send, the subscriber is bound to pay for it If acres of land, bounded on every side to dispose of it at home, as a good floor crowning.
Is the Representative .of the Interests of the People,
a takes it out of the postoffice. This proceeds
S. J. M othershead .—Aug. 4;
The water is remarkably clear;
b the ground that a man must pay for what he by mountain ranges, and lofty ele
one can sec the sand in the bottom
At all times advocating measures that look to the "greatest good
¡5. The courts have decided that refusing to vations, and is an almost entirely has been erected at considerable
ently not nearly grown.
kke newspapers and periodicals from the post- level plain, plentifully watered by expense in the Valley, near Burns, at the depth of 4 feet, and it ap
the greatest number,” in accordance with the principles of Democracy.
Bce, or leaving them uncalled for, without
by N. Brown. A new merchant and pears to have no outlet, as it is per
Lying for the same, is priina facia evidence of the
grist mill is a guarantee that the fectly still and quiet; it is good Aug. 8, White Sheaf Australian
SILV1ES AND BLITZEN RIVERS
wheat, 53 inches high, with heads
and their tributaries. The former industrious farmer will be able to drinking water.
HERALD CLUB LIST:
This wonderful curiosity has to averaging 5 inches in length, full'
has its source in the spurs of the dispose of surplus grain. And as a
15.75 Blue mountains, south of the John
be seen to be fully appreciated. It of large grains; 6 acrees in; he is
»raid and The Century, one year
AS A LOCAL NEWSPAPER,
jrald and St. Nicholas,
raising it for seed.
Braid and Demorest Magazine, one year ».7ft Day river, flows a general southerly country it cannot be surpassed, is truly of basalt formation and is
Braid and Peterson Magazine
»-70 course, passing down the cen er of since its water, grass, and salubri- quartenary, the walls are honey
ills , of Poison Creek, Aug.
Braid aud Godey’s lady's Book
braid and West Shore
Harney valley, and empties into . ous climate takes horses, cattle, combed in many places; the wall on 11th, Chili Club wheat, 48 inches T he H erald acknowledges no superior in Eastern Oregon. It points
braid and Uslie’a Illustrated Newspaper 5.75
braid and Leslie’s Popular Monthly
4.75 Lakes Harney and Malheur. It is i sheep and hogs throughout the year the south side sets on a horizontal long, with large full heads; 14 acres with pride to its well-filled columns the past year, and to its evident
braid aud Lealie’ji bunday Magazine
in; not irrigated.
progressive influence upon the prosperity of the great Harney valley.
braid and Belford's Magazine
3 75 a rapidly flowing stream, about 80 i (from January 1 to December 31), basement of eruptive rocks.
braid and Alden’s Manifold Cyclopedia, 2.90 miles long, and contains every kind without grain or any other than
This magnificent cave has evi Red clover, 42 inches high; very As in the past so in the future it will strive to make prominent note
Each additional volume after Vol. I, 55 cents;
of fish, including the salmon trout, wild grass feeding, and when the dently been used in time by the In fine.
10 cents extra per volume, postage.
of every enterprise calculated to benefit the people; to record every
and other varieties of game fish. winter is milder than common, stock dians as a fortification; the en
advance made in showing up the resources of the Valley; to advocato
rw-l'ubli»her» of periodicals are solicited
The Dunder-and-Blitzen river, or looks better in early spring than in trance has been walled up with Men that Advertise Harney Valley. i Law and Order under all circumstances; to frown upon all attempts
send clubbing rales, a copy ol tbeir work lor
|r Free Heading Room—We file, ami biml the “Blitzen,” as it is shortened by com Eastern localities where they are stone, and there are, also, two walls
Iter at close of every half-volume, and pay for
The following is a list of citizens to foment discord among the people in the interest of any individual,
mon usage, is about 50 miles in grain-fed during the winter; and the or breastworks on the inside, run who
ipies bv advertisement.
are sending, 1, 2, 3, and as far clique or faction; to give tlie new « of .the day impartially and as
length, flows in a northerly direc texture and flavor of the meats
and 8 copies of T he H er fully as industrious effort and the aid of friends may enable us to
tion and als'o empties into the lakes. compare favorably with the best in trance diagonally near the center ald to 6, friends
for one year, and leas. obtain it; io give all the Local and Personal gossip of our section,
These rivers and their numerous the market. There is no room for I some 50 feet long; this was for a When this item
marked, the re suitable for publication, with all else of interest in this department;
► ack 1 wk
tributaries have their water sheds large stock-raisers, as the territory second defense in case they were cipient is notified is that
his paper is
»1 50 12.50 |5 00 >8.00 >11 00 >15.00 within the county, and the lakes is fully taken up by three or four driven back from the mouth.
3.00 4 GO 6 50 12 00 18 00 28.00
of his friend IT WILL BE AN EPITOMIZED HISTORY OF THE VALLEY.
having no outlet, serve to furnish firms that hold all available ranges,
8.50 5 00 H.00 15 00
4 50 6 00 10 00 20 00 32 00 50 00
54.00 subterranean irrigation to the whole but the stock such as is commonly the cave there arc considerable fine
r col. 6 00 9 00 15 00 2.8 00 48.00
When this item is crossed it no
12.00 16 00 2S.00 4X 00 80 00 120.00 valley.
raised by farmert, will do well. The chippings where the aborigines have
20 00 30.00 40.00 60.00 110 00 140.00
sharpened their Btone implements tifies you that the time for which
INCREASE IN POPULATION
LAKES HARNEY AND MALHEUR
the Bender paid has expired, and
Lw- Liberal reduction to all yearly adver’ cover an area of more than 150 during the past two years has been which were made out of obsidian,
the publisher respectfully solicits
fcnT Call at Office, or write to Publisher.
aquae miles, and are connected by rapid, and is of that most desirable or volcanic glass.
I think that the water is in the you to renew the subscription, if Who know that in the rapid growth and wide proclamation of the
fr^-Cuts charged extra, according to space; a channel about 20 yards wide and class in an agricultural region, viz:
gne but metal base admitted.
of the cave, but can not tell it has been of sufficient interest to advantages of Harney Valley lies their own best road to prosperity
200 yards long. They receive the the small farmer whose industry
£»“A8 we stereotype all our advertisements
without further exploring.
Jrchanges after 1st four publications, fl each. waters of both Silvies and Blitzen produces the best of grain, stock,
I was informed by two parties Frank McClintock, Isaac Foster,
The houses and barns
Should Subscribe for the Herald Themselves,
£9» Advertising in local columns, 10c a line. rivers, but have no outlet and never and living.
that fish have been caught in the Jas. Copshall
J. T. Mael,
¿»-Marriage, birth, and death announce* overflow. Being situated on a level are generally frame; corrals and
leids free. Such items solicited as news.
plain, and having low shores, these other enclosures, are rail and wire cave that were of blue color and Dr. Connaway,
W. E. Grace,
AND SEND EXTRA COPIES TO EASTERN FRIENDS.
£4^- Liberal rates offered to religious, social, lakes have not such picturesque fencing; abundant water supplies eyeless.
A. W. Wilson,
scenery as Crater Lake, to recom from wells of living water, which is PRODUCTS EXHIBITED THIS SEASON. G. W. Barnes,
II'. C. Leven,
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mend them to tourists, but their reached at a uniform depth of six
W. F. Meadows,
G. W. Snielser,
As no fair is held in this valley T. M. Baker,
value to farmers is inestimable.
to fifteen feet.
The East Oregon Herald
NOTICE TO FOREIGN ADVERTISERS.
for the public exhibition of the T. A. McKinnon, J. II. Howard,
Right here, however, permit us to
MAIL AND RAILROAD FACILITIES.
While respectfully »oilciting your t'Htrousge
) we delire to keep our reader» potted a. to tile mention a natural attraction pos
Harney valley has a tri-weekly growth and excellence of its pro Mrs. A. A. Stenger, E. B. Hanley, Has successfully maintained itself through an ordeal of local opposi
BBt goods and reliable firms to deal with, cor
Kpondence will be saved- by referring to the sessed by lands adjacent to these,
tion, vindictive and unscrupulous to- a degree seldom equalled in
from the four points of ductions, T he H erald opened a col Wm. Shackleton, E.
Blowing statements based upon our circula-
pn in this and adjoining counties:
country journalism; has advocated unflinchingly the rights of all
lakes that will draw hundreds of the compass, there being a general umn to all producers, farmers and Thos. Haskell,
■^.Immoral medicinal ads. at no price.
Mrs. Haskell, the people of East Oregon generally and Harney Valley especially
excursionists from the East in the distributing office at Burns. Ship stockmen, in which to give a writ Chas. Jones,
^^Advertisements at leas that) 10 c^nts per
ten description of all that was “H. C. J.”
J. C. Garrett,
against the machinations of all organzed petty cliques that Bought
fch, net price, yearly, or 20 aents, transient, ’ near future: Standing in the door ping is done at present at Baker
T. II. Roberts by fraudulent misrepresentation to advance the private interests of a
ways of farm houses about sunrise, City, Huntington,and Ontario. All worthy of mention. Monstrosities R. J. McKinnon,
^USpccial position >2 extra charge per in-
should be classed as such, and not I Mrs. N. Comegys, T. Sillman,
few at the expense of the many. Believing that “The sober second
Mlon. Instead of position n standing reader I distant objects, towns, farms, moun- the family supplies, necessaries, and
iling attention toad, each week is run in with 1 tain peaks, and bands of cattle and
thought of the people is always right and always effective,” and that
luxuries, common to Eastern towns, as samples. This elicited the fol- W. R. Mitchell,
Mil news matter free.
C. M. Caldwell,
Jno. Robinson, “Truth is mighty and will prevail,” T he H erald has steadfastly fol
horses grazing on the ranges, Are are abundantly furnished by the i lowing response:
John Cornutt, lowed the bight , and the people have given it a moral and material
M rs . I one W hiting .—Near Burns W. E. Alberson,
hje H erald is kept regularly on file for re* pictured on the atmosphere and general merchandise stores at rea
luce, in the Geo. P. Rowell Newspaper Ad- rise up from the ground like magic;
June 20: Barley, six acres, sown on Thos. Dodson,
support that renders its permanency beyond question. As it has
tiaing Bureau, 10 Spruce at., New 5 ork.
T. I). Harris,
and these white representations are
| ground under cultivation the past Prof Ensley,
worked indefatigably and unselfishly in the interest of the people, it
BURNS AND HARNEY
It. J. Williams, now asks for patronage that will yield something more than a bare
so truly drawn that a member of a are the two principal towns of Har j 13 years; stalks (exclusive of roots) P. F. Stenger,
family living several miles away ney valley, where, as will be seen 142 inches in length, heads well Wm. McGlymre, D. Miller,
existence. It has become valuable to all as a general newspaper, and
Mr. Armstrong I
home, can distinguish the per by our advertising columns, about filled, grain fine and large; planted G. J. Wrisley,
.....................Grover Cleveland sons of the family as they walk all lines of business are near equal in April.
Is now a fixed Institution of the Valley.
Barley planted late, in April, on
fret ary of State ..................... Thos. R Bayard s about the yard: as brother from fa to the preBent demand—teachers,
fretary of Treasury............... Chas. S. Fairchild ther, or mother from sister.
lawyers, doctors, printers, druggists, new ground, 12 inches high.
fretary of Interior
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THE SOIL AND CLIMATE
“Yes,” murmured the young man
Wm. C. Endicott
fretary of War
merchants, carpenters, surveyors,
M rs . A lmeda S tenger .—Burns,
W. C. Whitney
fretary of Navy
at mas ter General
A. H. Garland terpart of that of Umatilla county-1
grocers, builders, jewelers, etc.
on cultivated ground; 36 inches the feet of a pretty schoolteacher,
Each of these two towns is the high; stalk bulky, grain well filled. “I love you and would go to the
I J. N. Dolph. (.(R Oregon, the best wheat-growing
J. H. Mitchell,((R county in the state. Very little has center of the section of the valley
Alfalfa, cut above the ground; world’s end for you.”
Binger Hermann, (R)
“You could not go to the end of
Sylvester Pennoyer, (I)) been done towards wheat-raising contiguous, and each has its local fine, strong, in blossom, 27 inches
Geo. W. McBride, (R)
bretary of State
the world for me, James,” was the
.................... G. W. Webb, (K) here, as yet, but those have’ been value, that will serve in the future high.
Has, from the initial number to the present, persistently and impres
t. Public Instruction ...... J. B. McElroy, (D) successful that tried it. Wheat to render ah ealtliy degree of com
. A. J. B rown .—Near Harney, June I theughtful response; “The world, sively maintained that the Harney country was one of the finest
.................... Frank Baket
or earth, as it is more properly
) R. 8. Strahan, (D) finds a ready home market at 5 petition between them.
reme Judges............. z Wm. P. Lord, (R) cents a pound—$3 per bushel. Oats I
! called, is round like a ball, slightly agricultural regions in the Union, needing only the presence of indus
The expectations of the ambi stand 38 inches high.
> W. W. Thayer, (D)
trious farmers fo develop its wonderful resources. To prove the truth
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT:
D r . T. V. B. E mbree .—Near flattened at the poles—one of the of the strong language in its columns, the proprietor gave up a part
J. A. F kk , (R) bring 3 to 4) cents per pound.
Al vantages offered the people by Har
first lessons in elementary geog
trict Attorney.....................J. L. R and , (K)
falfa and red clover grow luxuri ney valley will be realized in less Harney; June 23: Lettuce, Oak raphy treats of the shape of the of his office room to the exhibition of the products of the Valley,
county — grant :
antly; timothy and red-top thrive than twelve months by the estab leaves green and brown variegated; globe. You must have studied it and urgently asked for specimens cf actual growth and for everyliody
.. G. W. G ilham .(R)
to call and inspect them. Attached to each specimen was the name
N. R. M axey , (R) finely. Pasturage is excellent; nat lishment of a
stalks white, crisp and tender; when a boy—”
: of the producer, often with the mode of cultivation. This was a
P hil . M ktc han . (E) ural grass abundant, and is cut for
“Of course I did, but—”
N. H. B oley , (B)
measured 20 inches straight across
tangible, practical presentation of the matter, which any one could
J. II. M c II atey , (R) hay that sells at 112 and $18 per in Harney valley, where there are the face of the head from tip to tip
“And it is no longer a theory. verify. Hownuccessful this movement has been, hundreds can testify.
IL 1J. pAvi»; (D)
ton in the winter. All cereal crops lands of the public domain as fine
of outside leaves (exclusive of Circumnavigators have established All T he H erald asks in return for its efforts to serve the people, is
J. H. N eal . (R) thrive
as those already taken up by the : ground leaves.)
W. II. GR a Y(K)
an increase of public patronage—a modest request when it is consid-
U. H. T imms , (R)
Second head, nine variety, 10
F IfAYas. (Ü)
that it returns to each patron more than his money’s worth.
T. H. CUKL(D)
In winter the weather is cold but thousands of families with homes. inches across.
I would do anything to please you. ' If each resident of the Harney country will subscribe or renew for
LAKEVIEW u. s I. LAND OFFICE:
pleasant, the usual effects of alti Also, a county-seat for
T hos . H askell .—One mile of Ab, Minerva, did you but know the himself and take one or more copies V j > send abroad, it will so extend
A. F. S nelling , (D)
W. M. T ownsend , (D) tude being checked by the gentle
j Burns; June 26: Alfalfa, in blos aching void—”
i T he H erald ’ s sphere of usefulne«« as to enable all to claim that it
Chinook, or west wind. The snow which will bring the administra som, 42 inches high.
fall is sufficient to preserve wheat tion of affairs pertaining to this
M rs . T hos . H askell .—June 26;
U, 8. MAILS.
Nature abhors a
Is a true Advocate of the Harney Country.
and supply moisture that is not great valley within easy access of | Gooseberries on a single branch; void, James.
furnished by rains. In summer every citizen of this section; and the the large English variety; branch vacuum; but, admitting that there
could be such a thing, how could
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD
ivea Tuesdays, Thurfldays, Saturdays,6 p m there is a pleasant breeze constant
8 inches long; 5 bearing twigs to the void you speak of be a void if
Yes Mondays. Wednesdays, Fridays 4.30am ly blowing, which tends to keep now in course of construction will
the branch, containing 151 very there was an ache in it?”
BURNS—C ANYON CITY:
agreeable weather, no matter how pass directly through Harney val large berries; weight of whole, one-
Ives Mondays. Wednesdays, Fridays, 4 pm.
AS A MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING,
“I meant to say, my life would
hot-the sun’s rays, and the nights ley, and after that what more is ; half pound.
res Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
cool enough to make covering de desirable?
Flowers: A boquet of cut flowers, be lonely without you; that you
Ives Thursdays at 6 a m.
sirable—in fact, one can sleep un
Under these conditions it is not from Sweet Williams grown from are my daily thought, and my T he H erald presents unusual advantages. It is centrally located irv
v«e Thursdays ar 6 a m.
der cover comfortably the year necessary to say that the first to last year’s seedlings; 4 colors, ma nightly dream. I would go any a new and rapidly growing country, where manufactures of all kinds
procure homes will be the first to roon, 2 shades, magenta, and pink where to be with you. If you were are needed. We will booh have direct railroad communication with
ives Wednesdays at p in.
in Australia, or at the north Pole, Portland and the East. Live business men of both sections should
reap the harvest of the forehanded, and white variegated.
res ThursCays at 6 a m
J. C. PARKER, Postmaster.
There is no timber in the valley for the fact is self-evident. The! A box of growing plants; June I would fly to you. I—”
use T he H erald ’* columns to secure this great and growing trade.
“Fly! It will be another century Its rates, proportioned to its circulation, are reasonable.
except along the water course, invitation to come among us anil 22: 2 sets of carnation, ready to
where there is a light growth of settle is particularly extended to bloom; 2 thrifty ice plants; 6 petu before men can fly. Even when the
birch and an unusually large, heavy the industrious of all classes of nias,
bloom; a very handsomely laws of gravitation are successfully
mas, 1 in bloomy
HARNEY LODGE. NO. 77, L O. O F.
farmers and stock-raisers.
lox, grown from the seed. overcome, there will still remain,
at od«l Fellows Hall, every Saturdsv at
says a late scientific authority on
cent mountains are heavily tim
J. e . M c K innon , n . g .
Zs Raows, Sect'}
the subject, the difficulty of main
bered with fir. pine, juniper, moun
oreat natural curiosity .
in length; crisp and tender.
TERMS, IM ADVANCE:
taining a balance—”
tain-mahogany. etc. Saw-mills are
KXPLOBRD by O. C. DUNCAN
located in the pineries, and the lum
Malheur Cave is located on a sage Burns, June 2”: Boqoet of Carna “Well, at all events," exclaimed One copy one year............................................................................. ♦ 2.50
ber, which is of the best quality, brush plain about 1 mile from the tions, raised from last year’s seed the infatuated youth, “Uve got a Two copies, one year............................... ....................................... 4 .50
sells much cheaper than in the head of the south fork of the Mai lings. Very large and*very fine.
A METHODIST CHURCH
fair balance at the bank, and I Three copies, one year......................... ............................................. 6.00
pnization exists in Bum», and a com-
T. A. M c K innon .—Burns; June want you to be my wife. There!” Five copies, one year......................................................................... 10.00
nons house is in course of erection.
T he H erald with any Periodical or Magazine at clubbing rates.
“Well, James, since you put it
There is a small basin at its 29; Barley 52 inches high.
produced in the Harney country mouth.
July 30, wheat 43 inches; and in that light, I—”
MF*Ca)l on or address
are large, finely flavored, abundant
THE BURNS SCHOOL
The cave is 20 feet wide and 6 timothy with heads measuring from
Let the curtain fall.—Ex.
and easily raised. We will on ap feet high at its entrance, and has 8 to 10 inches in length.
D. L. GRACE,
white huHdinir. conveniently ar
M for the arronim««dation of both sexes plication give the addresses of sev an incline downward for the first
T hos . S tephens : near Burns; Ju
It of t*>lu limi t
eral gardeners here, who will an-| 200 feet, and then turns to the north ly 16; Grass, red-top, 31 in. hight,
St bbcribe for T he H erald .
EDITOR AND TROrRIETOR.
swer in detail all inquiries on that
subject; the white, or Irish potato ¡ b
grown with little cultivation, and is
superior to that grown in Ohio, Ill
inois, Missouri, Tennessee, or Kan
sas, we personally know as regards
size, “mealiness,” and flavor.