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BURNS, GRANT COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1889.
IED EVERY THURSDAY
I. L. GRACE,
P roprietor .
Some of Its.Natural Advantages- Wa
ter, Soil. Climate, and frodile-
lions Thousand* of
Acre® Open for
ter 1« required to »five notice by
i the paver does not answer the
bscrilx r doe« not take hi« paper
and the reason for it« not being
lect to do so makes the post-
Ibleto the publisher for payment
person order« his paper discon-
B«t pav all arrearage«, or the Pub-
intinue to send it until payment i«
illect the whole amount whether it
the oflice or not*. There cun he
intinuance the payment 1« made
irson who takes a paper from the
(ether directed to his name or an
ther he has subscribed or not. 1«
Dr the pay
Iscriber order« hi« paper ste pped
tone, and the Publisher continue«
Ebseriber i« bound to pay for it if
F<.f the postotflee. This proceeds
J that a man must pay for what he
Tliousands of Fanifi:«« enn Secure Val
ualile tloines in thls Great Val-
iey at a Mere Nominai Cosi,
lleal Estate will In
in 5 Years.
A Railroad. Couniy-Seat, and I. a ad
Visit the Herald Office to Sec Samples
.Tim two large editions of T he II f . kald con
taining the liar: \ ' alley advertisement being
exhausted, to meet the demand we republish in
our regular edition, and hope ¿W*each reader
will mark the article and mail his copy to a
friend in the East.]
eral gardeners here, who will an
swer in detail all inquiries on that
subject; the white, or Irish potato is
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.
such as strawberries, currants,
blackberries, gooseberries, grapes,
etc , will, from what evidence we
have been able to gather tilt* past
year, be a success, as the native
plants are hardy and good bearers.
and ornamental shrubs were plant
ed freely by farmers in the Bpring;
the settings last fall survived the
severest winter (1888), that Har
ney valley, in fact, that East Ore
gon has ever known. As an
region it will be readily seen that
the Valley offers inducements rare
Harney Valiev in Grant county, ly excelled. The farmers who have
Oregon, embraces an area of 2,400 sowed grain this year will be able
square miles, or 1,536,000 square to dispose of it at home, as a good
irts have decided that refusing to acres of land, bounded on every side
khh and periodicals from the unst
ring them uncalled for, without by mountain ranges, and lofty ele has been erected at considerable
e aaine, i« priina facia evidence of
vations, and is an almost entirely expense in the Valley, near Burns,
level plain, plentifully watered by by N. Brown. A new merchant and
tRALD CI.UB LIST:
grist mill is a guarantee that the
he Century, one year
S1I.VIES AND BLITZEN RIVERS
industrious farmer will be able to
enioretit Magazine, one year 3.75 and their tributaries.
The former dispoae of surplus grain. And as a
bdey*« Lady « Book
8.75 has its source in the spurs of the
Mlie’s Illustrated Newspaper 5.75 Blue mountains, south of the John country it cannot be surpassed,
Mile’s Populai Monthly
4.75 Day river, flows a general southerly
since its water, grass, and salubri
Epslie's Sundin Magazine
3.75 course, passing down the cen er of ous climate takes horses, cattle,
$ w Harney valley, and empties into sheep and hogs throughout the year
lee sly Kxamiuer . - . .
It is (from January 1 to December 31),
6 00 Lakes Harney and Malheur.
ieeKly New York World
3.25 a rapidly flowing stream, about 80 without grain or any other than
etroit Free Press
¡den’s Manifold Cyclopedia, 2.90 miles long, and contains every kind wild grass feeding, and when the
onal volume after Vol. 1, 55 cents; of fish, including the salmon trout,
wint< r is milderthan common, stock
ra per volume, postage.
and other varieties of game fish. looks better in early spring than in
of all the above work« ran be ex
The Dunder-and-Blitzen river, or Eastern localities where they, are
ure in the Reading Room.
“Blitzen,” as it is shortened by com grain-fed during the winter; and the
mon usage, is about 50 miles in texture and flavor of the meats
lishers of periodicals are s.ilicitcd length, flows in a northerly direc compare favorably with the best in
Ing rules, a copy of their work for
lug Room—5Ve file, and bind the tion and also empties into the lakes. the market.
There is no room for
of every half-volume, and pay for Those rivet's and their numerous
large stock-raisers, as the territory
tributaries have their water sheds! is fully taken up by three or four
AD rERT SIN< RATES:
within the county, and the lakes firms that hold all available ranges,
mo I G mo
K 1 wk |2uk 1 m».
having no outlet, serve to furnish but the stock such as is commonly
ch 11.50 1 4- >o 15.00
subterranean irrigation to the whole raised by farmert, will do well. The
IL 50 J 5.00
INCREASE IN POPULATION
J.AKES HARNEY AND MALHEUR
during the past two years has been
>1. 6 00 9 00 15 00
12.00 Iti DO 28.00
cover an area of more than 150 rapid, and is of that most desirable
20 00 ;,o oo 40.00 GO.00 I
squa e miles, and are connected by class in an agricultural region, viz:
reduction to all yearly advei- a channel about 20 yards wide and
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the small farmer whose industry
Call at Office, or write to Publisher.
200 yards long. They receive the produces the best of grain, stock,
.^Cut® charged extra, according to «pace;
waters of both Silvies and Blitzen and living. The houses and barns
stereotype all our advertisement« rivers, but have no outlet and never
are generally frame; corrals and
ter ist four publication«, |1 tut h.
ising in local columns, 10c a line. overflow. Being situated on a level other enclosures, are rail and wire
e, birth, and death announce- plain, and having low shores, these fencing; abundant water supplies
•h iteuis solicited a« news.
lakes have not such picturesque from wells of living water, which is
1 ratcWQil'ered to religious, social, scenery as Crater Lake, to recom
reached at a uniform depth of six
mend them to tourists, but their to fifteen feet.
K t <> FOREIGN ADVERTISERS.
value to farmers is inestimable.
MAIL AND RAILROAD FACILITIES.
Mfully soliciting your patronage
Right here, however, permit us to
Harney valley has a tri-weekly
keep our readers p< sled uh to the
reliable firms io deal with, cor mention, a natural attraction pos mail-service from the four points of
[will be saved by referring to t he
eincutR based upou our circula- sessed by lands adjacent to these the compass, there being a general
d adjoining counties:
lakes that will draw hundreds of distributing office at Burns. Ship
metlieiuul nd«, at no price.
uneniB at less than 10 cents per excursionists from the Fast in the ping is done at present at Baker
e, yearly, or 20 cents, transient, 1 near future: Standing in the door- City, Huntington, and Ontario. All
position $2 extra charge per in- ■ ways of farm houses about sunrise, the family supplies, necessaries, and
ad of position a standing reader distant objects, towns, farms, moun luxuries, common to Eastern towns,
on to nd. each week is run in with
tain peaks, and bands of cattle and are abundantly furnished by the
horses grazing on the ranges, are general merchandise stores at rea-
I JOB WORK
-rpictured &a the atmosphere and sonable rates.
iription executed with neatness
rise up from the ground like magic;
at reasonable rate«.
BURNS AND HARNEY
and these white representations are arc the two principal towns of Har
l etter Heads,
Cards, TieKel a. j so truly drawn that a member of a ney valley, where, as will he seen
Dodge: a, Etc. - family living several miles away
by our advertising columns, about
in kept regularly on file for re from home, can distinguish the per all lines of business are near equal
Geo. 1’. Re well Newspaper Ad-
u, 10 Spruce st., New York.
to the present demand—teachers,
about the yard: as brother from fa lawyers, doctors, printers, druggists,
ther, or mother frwm sister.
merchants, carpenters, surveyors,
TIIE SOIL AND CLIMATE
blacksmiths, butchers, saddlers,
Grover Cleveland ! of Harney valley are an exact coun grocers, builders, jewelers, etc.
Vancaney terpart of that of Umatilla county.
Each of these two towns is the
Thos. F. Bayard
best wheat-growing center of the section of the valley
(. has. 8. Fairchild Oregon, the
W l VU®s
Wml C. Endicott county in the state. Very little has contiguous, and each has its local
W. C. Whitney ' been done towards wheat-raising value, that will serve in the future
Don M. Dickinson
A. H. Garland here, as yet. but those have been to render ah ealthy degree of com
successful that, tried it. Wheat petition between them.
l J. N. Dolph,
finds a ready home market at 5
The expectations of the ambi
| J. H. Mitchell,
a pound—$3 per bushel. Oats tious advocates of the natural ad
and barley grow equally well, and vantages offered the people by Har
Geo. W. McBride,
<}. W. Webb,
bring 3 to 4j cents per pound. Al ney valley will lx? realized in less
J. B. McElroy.
falfa and red clover grow luxuri than twelve months by the estab
j R S. >trshan.
antly; timothy and red-top thrive lishment of a
/ Win. I’. Lord,
) W W. Thajer,
finely. Pasturage is excellent; nat
NEW LAND OFFICE
ural grass abundant, and is cut for in Harney valley, where there are
J A F ee ,
J. L. R and ,
hay that sells at $12 and $18 per lands of the public domain as fine
ton in the winter. All cereal crops as those already taken up by the
G. w. G iliiam thrive
first-comers, sufficient to furnish
N K M axey
thousands of families yvith homes.
l’ioi. Menu an
N. 11. B oley
In winter the weather is cold but Also, a county-seat for
I 1. IL M o H aley ,
pleasant, the usual effects of alti
( H il. D
‘ avis ,
J. H. N iai . tude being checked by the gentle which will bring the administra
W. H. G ray
The snow tion of affairs pertaining to this
C H T imms chinook, or west wind.
E. H Al ER fall is sufficient to preserve wheat great valley within easy access of
T. H. CURL
and supply moisture that is not every citizen of this section; and the
IFW Ü. a. land office :
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD
A. F. S nei . i . tnw furnished by rains.
W. M. T ownsend there is a pleasant breeze constant now in course of consWuction will
ly blowing, which tends to keep pass directly through Harney val
agreeable weather; no matter how- ley. and after that what more is
hot the sun's rays, and the nights desirable?
Under these conditions it is not
cool enough to make covering de
>>. Thursday, Saturdays. 6 pm
s. Wednesdays, Fridays. 4:30am
sirable—in fact, one can sleep un necessary to say that the first to
SR—< ANYON CITY :
der cover comfortably the year procure homes will lx? the first to
. Wednesdays. Fridays,Cam.
reap the harvest of the forehanded,
huradny« a Saturday«10:45 p in, round.
for the fact is self-evident. The
as*— frinevillb :
y « at t* a in.
There is no timber in the valley invitation to come among us nnil
y« at 6 a m.
i except along the water course, settle is particularly extended to
rnr —L akeview :
where there is a light growth of the industrious of all claacea of
lay« at 9 p m.
>8 at n a di .
and an unusually large, heavy farmers and stock-raisers.
' J. < . PARKER. Postmaster.
growth of willows. But the adja
GREAT NATURAL CURIOSITY.
cent mountains are heavily tim
axnxMixn by «. c. pcncas
bered with fir. pine, juniper, moun
tain-mahogany, etc. Saw-mills are
Malheur Cave is located on a sage
IDTX.E. NO. 77. 1. •». O. F.
rellttuR Hall, «verv Satun’.av at located in the pineries, and the lum brush plain about 1 mile from the
J. E. M< KINNON. N. G.
ber. which is of the lx*st quality, head of the south fork of the Mai
sells much cheaper than in the heur river.
There is a amali basin at ita
The cave is 20 feet wide and 6
prrxlu'-ed in the Harney conptry
are large, finely flavored, abundant feet high at its entrance, and has
and easily raised. We will on ap an incline downward for the first
lists in T.nms. sn-I n <
® uj coitr.e ui erection.
plication give the addreaee« of sev- 2U0 feet, and then turns to the north
$2.30 a Year.
east and runs very nenrly straight ly 16; Grass, red-top, 31 in. bight,1
BURNS ADV E RTI SEMEN TS.
to the water, a distance of. I mile L>0 spears to single root, or from|
from its mouth. It will average 50 otic seed; 30 acres in.
feet wide and 20 feet high and is
F. \V. R itterbusch : near Saddle
THE TOWN OE BURNS
very uniform in its structure, the Buttes; July 20; Barley 41 inches
GRANT CO. OREGON.
walls running up about B feet on high; a small piece put in to test
AS IT IS VOICE» BY THE HERALD,
either side, and then '♦eminence to agricultural value of bottom of the
arch over, and eertaiidy form the slough' on swamped land.
BUSINESS MEN ABROAD BY LOOKING OVER ITS COLUMNS WILL SEE THAT
finest arch in the whole family of J ohn A dams . Near Burns; Ju
caves that were ever discovered.
ly 24^Oats, 78 in. high, Wheat, 60 1 newspaper; 1 hotel: 1 brewery; 1 Burns
1 meat market: 2 lawyer«: 3 physiciAns
It is grand almost U'yond de in., and Barley, 40 in. in bight. 1 surveyor; 1 land agent; 1 drugstore; undertaker:
1 jeweler; 1 blacksmith; 1 livery «table: 2 general mer
scription, and rivals Qie great Mam S imon L ewis , Silver creek, July chandi«e «tores; 1 hardware «tore; 1 saw-mill: 1 carpenter; 1 saddled; harness «hop; 1 gro
moth eave in its smoothness of 30, wheat 40 inches, with full heads cery «tore. Also, 1 Odd Fellow« lodge; 1 reading room; 1 school; 1 church.
¿E-Mail a copy of Tint H erald to Advertise your town, in the
character and uniformity. The of fine large grains.
first 250 yards the. bottom is as
Barlev 58 inches high.
smooth as a floor, then are found | M rs . S imon L ewis , July 30, 13
THE SECOND YEAR OF
piles of rubbish or dfelg’S that have arge yellows beets, the largest one
accumulated by .falling from .the being 9 inches in length and 14
ceiling above, UK) yanjs or ro apart, “inches in circumference; the flavor
the last one living something over i excellent.
100 yards from water.'
M rs . T. J. S hields , Silver creek,
Thera is no difli^ultg in reaching July 30, cucvaubers of good size,
the water, it run» b;» k o‘n either ■ crisp and tender.
side in a trough from the main pool
M aupin B ros ., one mile north of
Began on Thursday, November 29, 1888.
the distance of 100 feet, settling Burns, Aug. 2d, barley 44 inches,
down on either side, leaving the with tine head of grain; 18 acres in.
Now is the Time to Subscribe
S. J. M otheushead .—Aug. 4,
The water is remarkably dear; timothy 43 inches long, and appar-!
AND TO RENEW EXPIRING SUBSCRIPTIONS.
one can see the sand in the bottom ently not nearly grown.
at the depth of 4 feet, and it ap C has . Z iegler .—Poison creek, i
pears to have no outlet, as it is per Aug. 8, White Sheaf Australian]
fectly still and quiet; it is good wheat, 53 inches high, with heads
averaging 5 inches in length, full
This wonderful curiosity has to of large grains; 6 acrees in; he is
be^seen to be fully appreciated. It raising it for seed.
is truly of basalt formation and is
A. H ills , of Poison Creek, Aug.
quartenary, the walls are. honey 11th, Chili Club wheat, 48 inches
combed in many places; the wall on long, with large full heads; 14 acres Is the representative, at all times, of the Interests of the People,
the south side sets on a horizontal in; not irrigated.
At all times advocating measures that look to the "greatest goed to
basement of eruptive rocks.
Red clover, 42 inches high; very the greatest number/ in accordance with the principles of Democracy.
This magnificent cave has evi fine.
dently been used in time by the In
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dians as a fortification; the en
trance has been walled up with
AS A LOCAL NEWSPAPER,
stone, and there are, also, two walls
or breastworks on the inside, run
T he H erald acknowledges no superior in Eastern Oregon. It points
ning from each corner of the en
with pride to its well-filled columns the past year, and to its evident
trance diagonally near tlie center
progressive influence upon the prosperity of the great Harney valley.
some 50 feet long; this was for a
As in the past so in the future it will strive to make prominent note
second defenso in case they were
of every enterprise calculated to benefit the people; to record every
driven back from the mouth.
advance made in showing up the resources of the Valley; to advocate
Around and above the mouth of
Law and Order under all circumstances; to frown upon all attempts
tlie cave there are considerable fine
to foment discord among the people in the interest of any individual,
chippings where tlie aborigines have
clique or faction; to give the news of the day impartially and as
sharpened their stone implements
fully as industrious effort and the aid of friends may enable us to
which were made out of obsidian,
obtain it; to give all the Local and Personal gossip of opr section,
II AR P.)
or volcanic glass.
suitable for publication, with all else of interest in this department;
I think that the water is in the
end of the cave, but can not tell
IT WILL BP: AN EPITOMIZED HISTORY OF THE VALLEY.
ert Barr, the “Luke
without further exploring.
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I was informed by two parties Sharp” of The Detroit Free Press,
that fish have been caught in the is a humorous writer who has earn
cave that were of blue color and ed a reputation second only to that
of M. Quad, a sketch of whom we
Who know that in the rapid growth and wide proclamation of the
will publish this week.
PRODUCTS EXHIBITED THIS SEASON.
Like M. Quad, “Luke Sharp” was advantages of Harney Valley lies their own best road to prosperity
As no fair is held in tills valley “discovered” by The Free Press.
for the public exhibition of the Tn 1875 he was teaching school in Should Subscribe for the Herald Themselves
growth and excellence of its pro Canada. During vacation time, he,
AND SEND EXTRA COPIES TO EASTERN FRIENDS.
ductions, T he H erald opened a col in company with a friend, made a
umn to all producers, farmers and voyage in a small skiff from Detroit
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stockmen, in which to give a writ to Buffalo along the south shore of
ten description of all that was Lake Erie. The trip occupied a
The East Oregon Herald
worthy of mention. Monstrosities couple of weeks, and Mr. Barr, un
should be classed as such, and not der the noni de plume of “Luke
as samples. This elicited the fol Sharp,” wrote several papers detail Has successfully maintained itself through an ordeal of local opposi-
ing the experiences of himself and 1 tion, vindictive and unscrupulous to a degree seldom equalled in
M rs . I one W hiting .—Near Burns friend, and sent them to The Free country journalism; has advocated unflinchingly the rights of ALL
the people of East Oregon generally and Harney Valley especially
June 20: Barley, six acres, sown on Press. The articles were published, against
the machinations of all organzed petty cliques that sought
ground under cultivation the past running several weeks, and they by fraudulent
misrepresentation to advance the private interests of a
13 years; stalks (exclusive of roots) immediately attracted wide atten
few at the expense of the many. Believing that “The sober second
42 inches in length, heads will tion, being reprinted entire in many thought
the people is always right and always effective,” and that
filled, grain fine and large; planted other papers. Those who were so “Truth is of mighty
and will prevail,” T he H erald has steadfastly fol
fortunate as to read them, will easi lowed the right , and
the people have given it a moral and matenail
Barley planted late, in April, on ly remember the exquisite, side support that renders its permanency beyond question. As it has
splitting style in which the adven
new ground, 12 inches high.
worked indefatigably and unselfishly in the interest of the people, it
M rs . A i . meda S tenger .—Burns, tures and mishaps of “Luke” and now asks for patronage that will yield something more than a bare
June 22: Barley, sowed last year,
“Luke Sharp” was at once offered existence. It has become valuable to all as a general newspaper, and
on cultivated ground; 36 inches
on The Free Press staff,
high; stalk bulky, grain well filled.
Is now a fixed Institution of the Valley.
Alfalfa, cut above the ground; and he has since written exclusively
fine, strong, in blossom, 27 inches
every week with his laugh-provok
A. J. B rown .—Near Harney. June ing sketches.
In 1881 Mr. Bar was sent to Eng
23: Alfalfa, in blossom, average1 land
to cstal lish the European edi->
stand 38 inches high.
tion of Th Free Press, and in July |
D r . T. V. B. E mbree .—Near cf that year the paper was issued
Harney; June 23: Lettuce, Oak at *525 Strand, London, where it is Has, from the initial number to the present, persistently and impres
Leaf variety; root 4 inches around; still publish' d with ever increasing sively maintained that the Harney country was one of the finest
leaves green and brown variegated; success. Mr. Barr spent nearly agricultural regions in the Union, needing only the presence of imi us
stalks white, crisp and tender; throe years in traveling over the trions farmers to develop its wonderful resources. to prove the truth .
measured 20 inches straight acrons greater part of Europe, writing ac of the strong language in its columns, the proprietor gave up a part
the face of the head from tip to tip counts of his journeying» for The of his oflice room to the exhibition of the products of the Valley,
of outside leaves (exclusive of Free Press. It is his purpose to and urgently asked for specimens cf actual growth and for everybody
spend several months during the to call and inspect them. Attached to each specimen was the name
Second head, same variety, 10 coming year in visiting other points of the producer, often with the mode of cultivation. This wns a
of interest in the old world, and tangible, practical presentation of the matter, which any one could
T hos . H askell .—One mile of readers of The Free Press will verify. How successful this movement has been, hundreds can testify.
Burns; June 26: Alfalfa, in blos doubtless be treated to a series of Al) T he H erald asks in return for its efforts to serve the people, is
som, 42 inches high.
interesting and humorous letters in an increase of public patronage—a imslest request when it is consid
M rs . T hos . H askell .—June 26; his own inimitable style. “Luke ered that it returns to each patron more than his money’s worth.
Gooseberries on a single branch; Sharp” is a genial Scotchman, a na If each resident of the Harney country will subscribe or renew for
the large English variety; branch tive of Glasgow, anil still a young himself and take one or more copies to semi abroad, it will so extend
8 inches long; 5 hearing twigs to man on the sunny side of forty; in T he H erald ’ s sphere of usefulness as to enable all to claim that it
the branch, containing 151 very the opinion of his many friends his
large berries; weight of whole, one- liest work is vet to come.
Is a true Advocate of the Harney Country.
The E ast O regon H erald and
Flowers: A boquet of cut flowers, The Detroit Free Press one year for
from Sweet Williams grown from $"—loth papers for the price of one,
AS A MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING,
last year’s seedlings; 4 colors, ma paid in advance.
roon, 2 shades, magenta, and pink
T he H erald presents unusual advantages. It is centrally located in
and white variegated.
T he E ast O regon H erald is a a new and rapidly growing country, where manufactures of all kinds
A Lox of growing plants; June
are needed. We will soon have direct railroad communication with
22: 2 set“ of carnation, ready to makes every effort to give all tie- Portland and the East. Live business men of lx>th sections should
bloom; 2 thrifty ice plant«; 6 petu general and l<x*al news. It will use T he H erald ' s columns to secure this great and growing trade.
nias, 1 in bloom; a very handsomely keep you informed of the principal Its rates, proportioned to its circulation, are reasonable.
niad>*-up box, grown from the seed. happenings of the old world, of the
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Aug. 11, garden bean«, 7 inches projects of government, of the trend
TKRMM, IN ADVANCE:
of politics, and especially of what
in length; crisp and tender.
is going on among your neighlxirs.
M rs . T. A. M< K innon .—Near You cannot keep posted on home
Burns, June 27: Boquet of Carna affairs without T he H erald . It is
tions, raised from last year's aeed- as necessary to your well being as
lings. Very large and very fine.
food and drink.
T. A. M c K innon .—Burns; June
Periodical or Magazine at clubbing rate*.
We offer to supply you with these
29; Barley 52 inches high.
two most excellent journals for the
July 30, wheat 43 inches; and term of one year for th<* small sum
timothy with head« measuring from of three dollars , ($3,) a price
D. L. GRACE,
8 to 10 inches in length.
easily within the reach of all. Try
EDITOR AND PROI’KIÏTOR
T iios . S tephe .M: n* ar Burns: Ju- it. Send in your «ubacription.
THE EAST OREGON HERALD,