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CITY OF BURNS
Tho Biggest City In Tlio Diggcst
County In Tho Stnta Of Oregon III
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, OCTOBER r, 1912
iVll m 3 I IX I l" I I I I 1 T,1C BiKC8t County In The State
$T fJW WWA II Of Oregon, Bestjn The Wet
Harney County Fair
A Grand Success
DIRECT NEWS FROM
Work on Big Tunnel Progressing With
Compressing Drills at Each End
Operated by Sixty-five Horse-
Power Engines. Modern Camps
With Electric Lights, Hospital, Etc.
Tho Times-Herald is fortunate
in securing somo railroad nows
direct fro.m tho scene of opera
tion in Malheur canyon. Mrs.
Wm. Miller, who returned last
week, visited the camps nnd lias
jriven us tho following descrip
tion of whatsho saw:
"Having heard so much
railroad talk for tho past year and
hearing that it was a fact that
one was in course of construction
I demanded proof. Visiting tho
Harper ranch in Malheur county,
about 100 miles from Burns, the
foreman, Mr. Sisson offered to
make up a party and take us to
see the big 2500 foot tunnel nnd
incidentally the railroad grade
between the Harper ranch and
the tunnel. Mr. Sisson his sis-
their families there, living in
small but comfortable houses.
There nro two largo buddings to
shelter tho machinery for tho
construction of tho tunnel. Two
sixty horao power engines with
their great boilors run with nir
compressing drills. Another runs
a dynamo which provides elec
tric lights not only for use in the
tunnel but also for the mininturo
city at tho mouth of tho tunnel.
"The work is done on threo
levels which gives room for a
greater number of men to work
at a time, the timbering being
done as fast as the digging is
completed, tho dirt nnd tho rock
being carried out on a mininturo
railroad in dump cars run by a
horse. They were about three
hundred feet into the hill at that
Agricultural Display Surpasses Former
Years And Proves The Best Ever
Products of Every Variety in Evidence, Combined With
Marvelous Magnitude, Results in Making The Fair
A Splendid Success In Point of General Proficiency
Several Fine Talks to Farmers by Prof.
Scudder of the O. A. C. and Local
Speakers. Many in From Country'
To Participate and Get Pointers
From Experience of Practical Men
ter Mrs. Edwards. Mr. and Mrs
Reich, Mrs, Claypool nnd myself, i time. Mr. Bowman tho superin
Westarted at9 o'clock and travel-' tendent of tunnel work was very
ed for ten miles over the worst courteous to us and assisted us to
road I ever saw all tho big
machinery for railroad building
having been hauled over this
road it was worn to a veritable
bed of dust all the way from six
inches to a foot deep, and every
few feet a chuck hole filled with
dust so that you could not see it
to avoid getting into it. When
we reached the river the road
was free from dust, and although
the river must bo forded six or
eight times it is a good road.
Every milo or so we passed a
grading camp although the grade
seems finished tho most of the
way. The main camp at the
east opening of the tunnel consist
of numerous sleeping tents nnd
cabins a largo boarding tent
where 125 or 130 men can be
boarded, several of the men have
see all there was to be seen, ho
thinks the tunnel will be finished
by the last of March or first of
April. At this camp is a very
fairly equipped hospital which
Dr. Tay and his assistant very
kindly allowed us to go through.
There were six or eight patients
some with broken legs, others
either with lesser injuries, or
indisposed from other causes.
The Construction Co. the Doctor
told us also employs a veterinary,
second to none, at a salary of ten
thousand dollars a year. Fine
mountain water is piped all over
tho camp, to every house.
"There will be a depot and
warehouses built on tho Harper
ranch this fall also a Y for the
turning of engines as that is to
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Tho aniuinl county fair Btartod
Tuesday with some of the finest
exhibits ever shown at a fair in
Hnrnoy county, or any other
county for that inn. lor. The
weather was raw, therefore the
attendance not up to the expecta
tion, but the excellence of tho
race proKram nnd the line music
by Tonawnma band uavo tho vis
itors a Kood urouratn for tho
afternoon and with the better
weather of the next day broiiKht
out more people.
The display of products were
perhaps the best representative
exhibit this county ever assem
bled. Some of the specimen
tfathored did not net to the fair
and therefore some districts wore
not represented. A large amount
of irraiti nnd grasses from the
Harrimau section had been gath
ered and stored at that place nnd
a local man promised the fair
management to bring them up
but failed. This is to be regret
ted but could not be avoided.
The management depended up
on this party to bring it in.
Among tho best individual ex-
niuuors were uan varian, itnipnj
Hibbard nnd I. S. Geer that u
for a general exhibit. These three
were about as representative
of tho products of Harney county
as could bo gathered. The exhi
bits of V. H. Robins of Crow Camp
was the largest fruit display,
although Mrs. Adam George had
fine exhibits, as had also Mrs.
Venator, C. S. Johnson nnd
others. Some nico fruit was
brought in by Perry Boyd of
Dcnio, which was exceptionally
good considering tho distance it i
had to be hauled.
The vegetable exhibit was
most astonishing to visitors.
There were some of the finest dry
farm potatoes ever seen, Nick
Barth of Sunset having six vari
eties that cannot be excelled any
The Drewsey exhibit is up to
its usual excellence, although it
was received and not put in as
good exhibition shapo as desired
owing to lack of time.
In the Drewsey exhibit J. L.
Sitz had one of the most com-
nleto disnlays in tho pavilion. It
Included a vast variety of grains,
vegetables, fruits, etc. Mr. Sitz
had a most creditable display,
Another feature of the Drewsey
exhibit was 20 different varioties
of native grasses gathered by A.
In tho fancy work and cookery
department presided over by
Mrs. Hohn, one could find most
anything mado with a needle.
The display by the little needle
workers wns simply fine. They
also have a nice lot of cooking,
fruits etc. There were a nico
lot of (lowers somo of which were
sent in from tho country and of
courso wero more or less wilted
before tho judges had nn oppor
tunity to pass upon them, How
ever, this was taken into consid
eration in making tho awards.
In this department was aho
found somo beautiful paintings, a,
collection of arrow heads by John
Hoss nndM. II. Brenton. Can
ned fruits, jellies, cheese, butter,
bread cakes, etc. Ono very in
teresting exhibit was mado by
Mrs. J. C. Foley of this city.!
Sho had seven different prepara
tions made of crab apples.
In tho school childrens exhibit
wnm citrons. sqiiaBly onions, po-
tatoes, grasses, grairjs, in fnct
almost everything that can be
raised in this section. Tho child
ren done well nnd are entitled to
much credit for tho interest
shown. Next senson will see a
much greater exhibit by the
Tho dry farm exhibit1 are per
haps tho most interesting pro
duct on exhibition. These pro
ducts are certainly most credit
able and deserve special attention
as under present conditions they
appeal to the people most.
Two nico bunches of (lax were
on exhibit one by Dan Varicnnnd
another by Mr. McClaren. This
is an industry that should have
more attention from the fnrmcrs
in this section. (
Tho collection of grasses gath-1
cred from the P Ranch is anoth-:
er very interesting collection. In ,
the same corner was found some'
as fine nlfnlfa as can bo seen in,
any country. It is not in the best.
shapo for shipment out otherwise
Harney county would certainly
bo "it" at the big land show out
side where our produce will be
taken for exhibition.
Other features that attracted
attention in this lino wero some
samples of winter barley and
Alaska wheat These are both
excellent crops for this section,
drouth resistant to a certain ex
tent and grain that frost doesn't
In tho norflieast corner on the
north annex was ono of tho most
artistic arrangements of grain.
Most of this was from tho farm
of E. W. VanValkcnburg, but it
was all grown on Silver Creek.
Mr. VanValkcnburg arranged
this exhibit and it was a pattern
which other exhibitors should
Tho biggest pumpkins nnd
finest melons were from the
Drewsey section. Some, fine
squash wero in from J. C. Bcat-
ty's farm near Denio.
The cxibit of stock this year is
not up to former years in num
bers. This is accounted for by
tho fact that unusual rainy sea
son has many threshing late and
many of our farmers nre still in
the hnrvest. This lias also caus
ed the attendance to be lighter
than on former years. Mr. Wil
son was again in charge of tho
slock this year, assisted by A.
M. Byrd. Chas. stayed as long
as he could but finally Was called
to his ranch yesterday to mako
ready for his threshing. The
awards were made Thursday
afternoon. A. W. Hurlburt's
stallion was the only entry in the
thoroughbred-class. P. G. Smith
was awarded first premium on
standard bred stallions. In the
all purpose class Thos. Baker re
ceived first on Stallion, Thos Mc
Cormack first on team and P G.
Smith second on stallion.
J. P. Withers of Harney had
no competition in the Pcrcheron
class and his fine stallion was
much admired by all visitors. In
the roadster class Mrs. II. Dixon
took first on two-year-old mare,
first on mare and colt Chas. S.
Johnson was awarded first on
driving team and ho was also
awarded the silver loving cup
that The Times-Herald put up
for the best driving team, and
tho neat handturned set of horse
shoes presented by Short &
Son, blacksmiths. They were
nicely bronzed and arranged with
links. J. T. Garrett was award
ed second on driving team. P.
G. Smith won first for single
driver and A. E. Murphy second.
There were a good number of
entries in the grade draft class.
H. C. Albritton carrying off first
on stallion ono year old also two
years old stallion. P. C. Clemens
first in aged stallions. J. P.
Withers first on brood mare and
colt, Thos. McCormack second.
Mr. Withers was also first on
O. L. Shingledecker won first
on Coach stallion. H. C. Albrit
ton first on yearling mule.
Mrs. H. Dixon, first on Red
Polled bull, Lute Parker, second.
Dr. L. E. Hibbard's herd took
all tho premiums in tho register
ed Jersey class. Grade bulls,
Allen Jones first, Donald Hotch-
kiss second, he also look first on
cow. Cow and calf, Mrs. H.
i Dixon first nnd second.
I There was a fine showing of
hogs this season. Not many in
numbers but these exhibits were
I exceptionally good. Dr. Hibbard
itook all the premiums in the
.Berkshire class. Poland China
boar, II. J. Hansen first, J. W.
The poultry exhibit was also
short of former years, some ex
hibits being made by the school
Jay C. Leedy had his class of
stock judging at the grounds
Thursday morning looking over
The horse races started with
three of the best contested ever
witnessed on the local course.
The first was a three-eighths
dash for saddle horses and five
horses faced the starters: Rowdy,
by Culver; Smutt, by Riley; Gray
Dandy by Mahon; Red by Allison;
and Red Wings by Clemens. The
.race was a fast one for saddle
horses. Gray Dandy winning and
Rowdy second, time 37J.
The second race was a quarter
dash with Brandy, by Caine;
Teddy Roosevelt by Cavender.
Ola by Starr. The latter is only
a young filly and doesn't under
stand getting away from the post.
She was a bad third in ttho race.
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The program arranged by L ; was generouly applauded.
R. Breithaupt of the Experiment S. W. Laythe of Harriman
Station in connection with the j next told of his experience in
Fair Association for the farmers ' harrowing grain. He trave a
on Thursday forenoon at Tona- very practical talk and finally
wama was a-most interesting and1 stated that the real essence of
profitable one to the large gath-1 success in this line of work
ering that attended. The crowd was a knowledge of the busi-
was made up of men and women ness of agriculture to know
from all parts of the county, why certain things should be
many of them being personally done, how to do it and when.
engaged m farming. Dr. L. E.
Hibbard, president of the local
"Chapter" of the farmer organ
ization in this county, presided.
Wm Hanley was the first
speaker, his subject being "Al
titude, Frost and Quality." Mr.
Hanley first complimented the
Harney County Fair Association
on the grand work it has carried
on for the past seven years under
trying circumstances.- He dem
onstrated that the higher alti
tudes and cold were essential to
the highest quality of life; both
animal and vegetable. He also
pointed out. the better quality of
these altitudes in producing the
most essential food stuffs the
frost resisting plants and fruits
being the main products that go
to make up the living of the peo
ple. I. S. Geer gave his views on
the "Foothill Lands" in a very
convincing manner, rrom Ins
experience he contends that these
lands are best for fruit and tend-
Mr. Laythe would not harrow
when the ground is crusted after
grain is up but first use a corru
gated roller, breaking this crust
and then when the grain is up
from four to six inches high har
rowing will be benificial.
Ben Roder of Sunset was the
next speaker. He told of "What
Grows in Sunset" in a mOBt
laughable way, apologizing for
his "Dutch brogue," which was
not at all necessary as he gave a
fine and instructive talk.
Miss Zoe Irwin of the domestic
science department of the high
school then gave an address on
her work. She told of the course
to be taught at the school where
the girls will be given practical
experience. Miss Irwin also told
the housewives of the short
course to be given during the
school year for the benefit of the
ladies of this county and invited
them to take advantage of it
Miss Louel Smith followed with
a most charming vocal solo.
er vegetables for the reason that I Jay C. Leedy of the high
they seem to be above the frost school faculty gave a short talk
line, also for the reason that all
the alkali has been washed from
these lands. Mr. Geer told of
the success he has had on foot
hill lands and his exhibit at the
fair demonstrates, that he has
been doing real farming.
This talk was followed by a
vocal solo by Mrs. Farre that
on vantage of such practical
work for the great industrial
classes to be given during the
coming year and also a short
course that would be for the ben
efit of the farmers of the entire
Prof. H. D. Scudder of the O.
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