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BURNS. OREGON, SATURDAY. MAY 23. 1903.
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Ml» Munlb» 75<>nta.
••eeeeweeeeeeeeeeeewoeee^e-^weeeeeeweeeeeeeoeeecwM« doned, and for many years no disadvantages, common Io every
miners went there. Now, however, lie* country. There have been dry
lite camp is coming to the front, season« and hard times. Some who
and may shortly surprise the min came here with nothing exjieeting
ing world by the magnitude of ita to "make a etake * in abort crd -r
The mining belt at Pueblo have been disappointed, Other»,
extend« into Nevada, and some with perseverance, industry and
i Harney County is one of the • higher ground, which conaistsof a good quartz claims are being work- stamina to "stay with it’’ through
southern tier of counties, and be-¡ »V»dy loam, with but little irriga- I ed on that aide of the line. Just thick and thin are‘now beginning
across the line a 5-stamp mill is to find their reward. Still others,
longs to Eastern Oregon. Harney lion is equally a« well adapted, if
not better. Wheat, barley, oats working night and day and turning who started under favorable condi-
County was created by tire legisla,
arid rye are the principal crops i out about 9200 daily. Additional tions of pocket or equipment, last
ture of 1889, from the southern
stamps are to be put in thia sum- year placed snug iuiui in the bank,
Nardvart oi [vary Dtacription.
portion of Grant County. Harney grown. The hardy fruits can be
mer. The Oregon »ide offers great i ”
vas temiiorarilv designated u« the "
inducements to the practical miner *
county »eat Burns being chosen
vation. The greater part of tbe nsu field in which to operate, and 4
nt tlx* June election of tbe follow
fruit and part of the vegetable sup- it ia on this aide that the most val- I
ing year. Harney County's gnat-
ja ply comes from neighboring eoun-i uablc properties are likely to be de- f
eat length, north and south, L
velo|>ed. Gold and copper are the
about 140 miles, and cover« a terri I ties. Hay land is in great demand
Burns, the countv seat of Harney
arid sells from 110 to 920 an acre.1 chief minerals of the camp. From
tory east and west of about 45
was founded in the early
Farming land brings about the present indications, immense
miles. Its total urea is about 9S00
its real growth and devel-
posits of copper are likely to be un-1
square miles—larger than the states
on ita securing the
While the larger number of set-j covered in that region. 1______ ,
of Mss«achu«ett» and Rhode Island
1890. It is situated
fra in thia county have been de-,
combined, and embraces ncai
part of the
ting their time almost exclusive-i gold bearing ore was discoved in'
0,500,000 acres of land, containing
in a good
ly to the stock iuduatry, dairying Stein Mountain last year and is:
i nearly every variety of country ‘
being prospected with encouraging
It has a population of about 4IMX), is not extensively engaged in,
thcugh it would be hard to find a result«.
j but could, if thu country was
tile bottom lands of the 8ilviea
more favorable locality for that
Just north of the Pueblo district
i projierly developed, sustain a pop-
. River on tbe east. It has a popu-
extensive deposits of borax
Buy a postal card and »••ltd to The New York
! ulatioo of 500,000.
i lalion of about 850. The streets
ranchers and farmers make butter I which baa been opened with great
Tribune Farmer. New- York Citv, for a free
i There arc numerous valleys,
are well kept and lined with cozy
and cheese for sale, but the supply success, and has been worked for
j Harney vallev, the largest, is about
- cottages and handsome residences.
from this source is not equal to the several years by the Rose Valley ,
The Tribune Farmer i« a National Illustra
I tin mile« long and 40mi!es in width,
; On the busine«» street are a num-
damand, and every winter Borax Company. Tlte company .
ted Agricultural Weekly for farmers and
being next to the Willamette in ex
> ber of substantial brick and stone
creamery butter has to be imported has large and costly works upon ■
their families, and stands at the head of the
tent. It ha« rolling hills, deep
I buildings, showing the place to be
by our merchant« from Idaho and the ground for relining the product 1
agricultural pre»«. The price is fl <X) per
canyons, lofty mountain enaiii», ¡
| one of perraananc-e and commercial
Y<«r. but if you like it v»u can secure it with
' lake«, and a number of stream». ( ■ Western Oregon. It is, indeed, and preparing it for market. The activity. Tbe citizens are taking
strange that in an ideal dairying output is hauled to Winnemucca. | II
votir own favorite local newspaper, The
Tbe county from north to south i»
in beautifying their prem
like this, butter and cheese Nevada, a distance of over 100
ITEMS, ata bargain. Both papers fl 50.
uosurpassid in yastnes.» and scenic
ia«» with fruit, ahade and orna
have to be imported. The explan miles, by freight teams from which
Send money and order to The ITEMS.
mental trees and our little city is
ation is in the fact that stock raisers point it is shipped by rail. Two
Tbe classification respecting!
fast becoming dotted with beauti
. , _
| make money too easily in raising large 12 mule teams, carrying
ful lawns. Civic and fraternal so
PROFESSIONAL cards .
. ' .•
/. lfr cent . mountainous.
to be bothered
20,000 pounds each, make regular
, , stock ...
cieties are well represented and the
. , ,
.Iwithtbedrudgervincideultodairy- bi-weeklv trips from the works to
H i ■»■ I xmms No. *0, K o( P.
25 tier cent bench land, rolling and I
three ehurch organisations are
ing. Butter is never worth less the railroad all tbe year round.
Meet» »«rev riiurKUy night.
sometime* quite high, 2.) per cent |
J It MelU'llW.
| in a flourishing condition. Our
iban 2 > cents a pound, and for the The borax company is one of the
F M Jordan. C.C.
bottom, river and creek valleys
; school is one of the best in the
M Muthvrslivad , K •»< K. H.
hx months has been retailing best paving concerns in Eastern
great Inland Empire. A buei.iess
at 35 and 40 cents.
with timber, dense and majestic,
BUKN8 CIlAFTEK. SO 4». O EH.
college adds additional means of
At present the lending manu
So far in the history of this coun-! securing a good education without
and fourth Monday <4
Kuru«. ♦ Ircgnii.
and of fine quality for either lum
factoring iuaustry is that of lum- tv the naturnl water supply has
«•aeh tuonili in Maaonte lull. Vorgtlv
ber or wood. The principal va-
¡going away from home. Town
I«l4ldin( Mr» M«gg>e I zitm , W. M g^'MninSt.—opposite Bank.
, her. There are five mills in the never been utilized, though amply property is reasonable and consid-
lieties are yellow nnd black pine,
Mr». Emue» Tliotupmin. Sac.
county with an annual output of suppliedby Malheur. Silvies and erable business activity is manifest.
ret! and white fir, and tamarack ;
3,000,tX>0 feet, which goes entirely Blitzen rivers and Silver creek. Burns has never Wen a boom town
Bl'ItNS IjOlHiE, NO. »7, A F. < A. M. ¡
on tbe low hills juniper and ma
M AK«DKN A UKAKY
to supply the local demand. Rough The want of capital to develop our bdl l)8B gradutt|;y built up keeping
.Meet» Saturday on or betöre full moon,
hogany. In the mountains bear,
W L. Mar«S»n.
John W Oaary.
qiitlitlrd brothers (r»i»rii*lly inviteli,
lumber brings 910 per 1000. In water supply and convey it upon stride with tbe growth of tbe sur-
deer, antelope and smaller game is
< . E Kenyon, W. M. F. H. itieder,
Un. mdu.try Harney county ranks lrrigable lands is tbe most serious rounding country. Ita best days
Harns. Oregon. riuillb..ril. The streams abound aboul four,h ”r,lh Ea,'ern Ore*O,‘ drawback to general farming in Mre yet to come, the height, of her
Bl’KNH LODGE, NO. «3. A <> I'. W
with trout, which afford, recreation «ounties. Two shmgle mi l. are this as we.l as several other coun- progperity is yet far in th« future,
OlBc» at raaiJaoee, Tliotio 20,
Maat» al Bni»n hall »vary Friday eve
for numerous pleasure parties in k«*Pl bu”>’ 10
Iocsl co"’ ties of Eastern Oregon. Those who Strangers coming among us are
ning Visiting hmthi'ra fraternally in-
v‘tud. Tim». Hager», W. M. Cha» N.
shall intend in the future to till 8trongly impressed by her future
the heuted season. Maiheur and iu,»Pl'on.
ghiUM a BhiUrt.
The mineral resources of Harnev the soil must depend upon water prOspects ana words of confidence
Harney lakes are the »¡lortsnian
paradise where millions of water county have as yet received but: storage in the mountain fastnesses. ttnd enthusiasm are heard on every
J. W liigga
HARNEY UJUGE, NO. 77. I. <» ’» F.
Mrvtx every Saturday evening. Brown’«
fowl rest botti Spring mid Fall on 1 little attention from any source. ! orona system of artesian wells. band
lull. VtMlttng brother* (r«*i«*rngllv in*
There are numerous business
their way from their northern In the northern part of the county Both of these systems irrigation.
Frank <> JarkfeM,' N. G.
HI KXM. OKBOOM.
a few placers are worked 8 short it is believed, will be in general use houses in Burns and all art doing
C. G. Smnli. Hecretary.
brooding grounds to their winter!
in Bank building.
time in the spri.ig during the run before many years, as the people a good blwiness, thic t*ing the
; home in some southern clime.
TI’I.E t'lRiT.E. NO l«S. WOMEN OF
The bench land is covered with! of water which hardly ever holds I have already begun thinking seri trading point for a large scope of
Woodcraft. Meet» 2nd and 4tli Tit»»- 1
d»t at lint» n'o hall. Mr». Tilli» Jordan,
! sagebrush. The land is sometimes out longer than a month. In this, ously of the propositions. Should country. The lines af business
^yiUJAMs a riTZUKBALU
Mr», lone Whiling.
rocky ami in some places sandy, i time the clean up on each claim the Government take hold of the represented «re: Six general mer
Around the roots of the sagebrush b will bring the one or two men splendid opportunity offered for a chandise stores, two' hardware
succulent branches of grass, working it from 9300 to 91<XX). svste n of irrigation works in thia stores, two drug store«, two con
Cltneeh AnnouticeHtert 1«.
’ | The operators of these claims turn j valley, as it is thought it will, I
which form splendid fall and win-1
lM.tr, Notarial an<l Kcal kutalf
fectionery stores, one save store,
Sunday School at Harney the
this money into a "grub stake’’ to! homes for thousands will be pro
five hotels, two liverv stables, five
first Sunday of each mouth at HI
push the work on the respective vided on lands as fertile as are to
saloons.three blacksmith shops, tw*
On the second, ,
o'clock, A. M
quartz ledges located in the same be found anywhere. Tbe only
stores.two barber shops,two
third and fourth Sundays of each fgT< »flice in Masonic building
neighborhood. While nothing has object that stands in the wav of a
one bank, two brew-
month nt 3 o'clock I». M. Preach«
been struck here yet to create an large immigration into this section
works, three churches,
ing service« every second Sunday
excitement, the prospects continue this season is its great distance
I be excelled anywhere. Those en
(Presbyterian, Baptist and Catit«-
al 8 P. M.
gaged in thia pursuit have paid l<ut to be encouraging, and there are a from the railroad. The nearest lic, the latter organization having
of miners who have tin- railroad points are Huntington and
At' the I*rvabyterinn church
little attention to cultivating the e ’ | number
Practical Land Surveyor.
bounded faith as to the future of Ontario, a distance of 150 miles a magnificient stone eiifice). one
Burns. Rev. A. J. Irwin pastor. I
butcher shop, a tailor, two millin
Kurus, Oregon, land, lienee there is a small acreage
Divine services the third and fourth ¡
The inducements offered in rich ery establishments, one fruit and
where a sod ha« been turned, ' i the section. In the southern part
t of the county, along the Nevada undeveloped resources m much
Munday« of each month at 11 a. ui.
though each succeeding year sees a
produce store, one photographer,
a mining region is coming in- overbalances the disadvantages
and 7:30 p. in. Sabbath school at g W MII.LKR,
larger acreage s.iwn, and in the I line,
harness aad «addle shops,
to prominence, which gives promise that the country will continue to
10 n. in. every Sabbath morning.
course of « few years, it is thought. ’
¡two Chinese laundries, bakery,
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
Preaching services nt the Baptist
farming will rank alongside that 11 of soon being a large producer of increase in population, extending( three (it) ysicÎM», two dentists,
x the precious metals. The camp is every brauch of industry until
¡of slockraising. The building of a
ehurch every 1st and 2nd Sundays, Mortgage«. De«d». Ktr , correctly math'.
eleven lawyers, U. S. Land Oilice.
known as the I’ueblo mining dis Harney county will rank among
morning and evening, Sunday Office At Store.
three weekly newspapers, a busi
«urna, Oregon. large flouring mill near Burns i----
school every Sunday nt 10 a. m.
its operation the past two years has trict. It is not, strictly speaking, the leaders. We invite the capi ness college, and a public school
a new discovery. but only the past talist and homeseeker to come here,
prayer meeting every Thursday
MANAGER WANTED—Trust-: added greatly towards turning tbe . two years has it attracted the at- believing that the future offers employing four teachers. The city
is lighted by electricity, and the
worthy Indy or gentleman to man attention of the settlers to the rais 'tention of mining men, though
lietter inducements that any other question of a water work system
Service« at Christian Science age business in this County and ing of grain as a source of revenue. capital is still lacking to properly portion of Eastern Oregon.
is being agitated. The city build
Hall, corner eaetof the Bank, every adjoining territory for well and The quality of flour turned out at: I develop the section. As long ago
is a two stary stone structure.
Sunday at Ila. m. and 8 p. tn. favorably known House of solid
as 1803 and 1864. miners en route ment land open to entry, though A daily stage line connects Burnt
Service Wednesday evenings at 8. financial standing. ♦20.00 straight
1 to Idaho from California found en- most of the tracts with springs and with Ontario, which is arise the ex
Everybody is invited to attend cash salary and expenses, paid each which speaks well for that which
i couraging prospects in that locality, along the creeks have keen enter td
press and passenger point, though,
Monday by check direct from head the future may have in store.
await oonsiderable passenger traffic is
The soil along the river and. and established a camp. The place Much of the
Expense money ad
was remote from transportation
is eatried on over both the Canyon
vanced; position permanent. Ad creek bottoms is a mixture of veg- 1 line» and provisions were enor ing
City and Prineville routes. Tele
dress, Thomas Cooper, Manager,
mously high. Besides, the Indians But the new corner with a little phone connections k also made
1030, Caxton Bldg , Chicago.
For Infants and Children.
were on the warpath and continual ready meaus can often obtain im with railroad points. Several rail
fine quality of hay. Here, also,
ly harassing the miners, and fre proved or even deeded land ata road surveys penetrate this country
Thi Kind Yon Have Always Boighl
cereals are grown with tlie best of
Thia paper and The Chicago : success, though it has been demon- quently killed some of them. For low price.
and a few more years will see the
Weekly Inter Ocean 11.50 for one , strated the past year that land on these reasons the camp was aban-1 Of course this country has its "iron honte’’ steaming into Burra.
year. “Special deal'*
; burns "!
IFYOUARE A FARMER