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Sffte VimB-'SHtrnl& Tbt Offlolal Taper of Hume? County htiltheiUrxoit clrotilntlon tnil li onu 0 Ihsjbnt RdvorlUlnKjmiMllunii In Ktorn Oregon. SElie Qivenl Hfcmejj Couitiry Covers on urea of (I, -128,800 firm of lain!, 4,0:11,1)51 ncrcii yet vncnnt nnhicct to entry under tlio public land Iawd ol llio United Hlntes. VOL. XXIII BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 2, lMO NO. 20 mmtmtmbmafMxas She i-Mtfulb. 'i ' -."" I ULL BUYS ROAD LANDS luch a Report Comes From Malheur County This Week JAY TRACT WILL scheme Involves Development of Across the State Along Proposed Route of Boise & West RailroadParty doing Over Lands From East to West. That St Paul. Minn., capitalist, working in conjunction with tho lill railroad system, will take iver, develop and colonize from 10,000 to 60,000 acresof land now teld by the Willamette Valley & Cascade Mountain road in Mai nour county, has been decided by conference between John E. Orchard, of Burchard & Hub- bard, of St. Paul, James C. Wood, U St. Paul and Minneanol s. and IV. P. Davidson, treasurer of the Northwest Colonization company, Ind others interested, according i official announcement These men were in Vale this i'eek looking over city property, pi company with uol. u. u. fa. ood, of Portland, who is repre ssing the selling interests in ' lie big deal. A larcfi nart of tho . Und is owned by Chas. Altschul. Phe scheme involves the buying the old road lands and the alonization of every other sec- Ion of land straight across Mal- enr county from Vale. Col. Woods expects to take liese men by automobile over the Dad grant through Burns and to the Dalles. They will shirt rom Vale tomorrow. Vale En- 3rprise. INDUSTRIAL NOTES. (Portland Correspondence.). That James J. Hill will build east and west line of railway f:ross Central Oregon, from On- irio to Coos Bay, was stated on ood authority during the past ept Thn nrmpprnfl linn will mnect wif h tho Hmnfl Trunk. ' ie Hill road now being built up le Deschutes, and with the Ore- t Electric in the Willamette alley, believed to be another till property. This will mean a gridiron of ew railroads for Oregon during ie coming few years that will ring about a development in bis state never befpre approach- All Central Oregon needs is Mlroads; it has everything else at people and the railroads will ing them. Portland will have another eat flour mill soon. Balfour, ' luthrie & Co., wheat and flour cporters, have completed plans )r erecting a big mill at the ot of Tenth street on the Port- Ind water front. It is expected be ready for operations during He coming .ball and will cost bout $250,000. Plans provide 8r combined mill, wharf and avator. The contract for the harf structure has already been The mill will be reached by lean steamers and by railroad icks as well. It will ed by electric motors be oner-1 and will I : one of the most modern flour lilling plants in the country. daily capacity will be about barrels of flour. .n interurban service that is signed to meet the needs of o cities of the state has just en annonnced by the Harriman tes. Beginning this week. soline motor cars will be put service on the main lino of tho uthern Pacific between Ashland d Grants Pass and another on Springfield branch between ibany and Springfield. An- lier car of the same type will ' put on between Pendleton and latilla on tho O. R. & N. with- the coming week. These btor cars are designed to han- local business in tho territory by cover and serve the differ- communities much in tho ie way as interurban electric lins. They have been found, ry convenient wherever tried will no doubt aid tho devel- lent of the districts served to rreat extent F'ho Great Northern Railway ns to run its crack limited BE COLONIZED Great Body of Land Extending train into Portland by Juno 1, 1 using the Union Pacific and Nor thern Pacific tracks by virtue of tho traffic agreement existing be tween the Hill and Hnrriman lines in the Northwest This will mean tho inauguration of additional train service between Portland and Puget Sound points, as well as from this city to tho kast Cattle and hogs have made new records in the Portland live stock market during the past week. Hogs sold at the remark able price of $11.50 per 100 pounds, live weight, and steers of the best grade brought $G.75 per 100 pounds. Mutton also at tained a record, a lot of good grade lambs going at 12 a 100 pounds, an unusual price for any season puns man class stock. A recent press dispatch from Vale states that Frank H. Clerf who recently purchased tho Al vord ranch in this county, had left that point recently for his land holdings where he will take charge of tho ranch. Mr. Clerf will devote himself to stock raising and the cultiva tion of some crops. There are at present between 5000 and 1 6000 head of stock, cattle, sheep I and horses, and this number will be largely increased by the new owner. Mr. Ulerf brought sev eral carloads of blooded horses and cattle as well as high-grade sheep and these have been un loaded here and sent overland to lne nUlCtl, Mr. Clerf following to assume personal supervision of the property. When completely stocked, with contemplated improvements com pleted and including the price paid for the property the Alvord ranch under Mr. Clerf will re present an investment of more than $500,000. Mr. Clerf was one of tho wealthiest business men of North Yakima, and he will locate permanently on the Alvord ranch and will turn to high-class livestock and horse breeding. Oregon Ooal of Many Easterner!. A Portland paper says: That the influx of settlers in Oregon is going to bo bigger this summer than ever before in the history of the state is conceded by every body keeping in touch with tho immigration movement. Thous ands of persons aro now en route from all parts of the east and middle states, but the travel is said to bo light in comparison with what it will be in the next two or three months, when weather conditions aro moro in viting. Largn crowds are reported to be heading for central Oregon with a view of taking up home steads in the sago bruBh and bunch grass areas. Transporta tion companies operating in ad vance of tho projected railroads are having all the business they can handle at good rates. Starts Oood Road Campaign April I, Judge Lionel R. Webster will open his stato wide campaign for good roads, in behalf of tho Oregon Good Roads association in Harney county April 1. He will continue from county to county in eastern Oregon, and then coming westward during the spring and summer. In every county a branch of the bo good roads association will formed. County judges who wero invit ed by Judge Webster to get into tho good roada campaign aro re sponding. To each county judge in Oregon Judge Webster wrote asking information. Responses are coming from all, not only giving tho information desired, but adding an assuranco that the pcoplo of Oregon aro awake to tho necessity of good roads and will work together to build thorn. The amount of work nqcessary to mako Oregon roads good v. as not realized until data related to present conditions began coming in. It seems that under tho old supervisory, independent method of building roads might bo good in a few places and very bad in most places. Tho conviction is coming to promoters of tho move ment that only by enlisting state, county and property owners in n coopcrativo effort can highways be mado good. Interest in tho movement is also being shown by additional subscriptions to tho good roads cause which mo being received in tho association offices, sixth floor of tho Beck building. Those who subscribo ngrco to pny a certain amount each month. In this way the expenses of tho campaign for good roads are provided. Portland Journal. NOTES FROM SUNSET. Ananias Henry Black and M. J. Nash have returned from Catlow Vn' ley with their well boring ma chine and expect to sink several wells in Sunset before returning. The Burns-Diamond stage is now running with four horses and tho driver has the smile that wont come off. Miss Hoddcr has just complet ed a seven months term of school and tho directors have decided to have an additional two months. Tho "hard times" dance given at the school house the twenty fifth was well attended. C. W. Fitzgerald from Narrows was given tho first prize of twenty five cents for tho best sustained character and Tim Crowley of Lawen captured the second prize of ten cents. Jim Brandon and a crew of P. L. S. Co. men have been turn- ing cattle out on the table lands near Chain Lakes. Mr. Brandon informed us that this was tho I only way they could bring their cattle out from the Island Ranch on account of high water. Tho roads between here nnd Burns are in bad condition and trade which otherwise would go to Burns is compelled to go to Narrows. Tom Cleveland and wifo at tended tho dance Friday night. They have been in Nevada fcr the last few years and aro now on their way to tho calamity country where they will reside. Mr. Tomlin and Mr. Groo tho new comers in the north end of the valley aro plowing and build ing nnd otherwise improving their places. They aro well pleased with the prospects. W. R. Dawson mado a trip to Burns on Monday. In talking with Chas. Beery we learned that he is expecting his brother from Ronton, Wash ington soon. He hns secured the Lambkin place and expects to mako his permanent residence here. The following people from Narrows were present at the hard times dance: C. W. Fitz gerald and wife, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Kidwoll, the Misses Kid- well and Julia McKenzie, Sam Midwinter, Andy Osborn, Billy Symea and Bud Kidwoll. Miss Mathucs from Burns was visiting friends in Sunset last week and attended tho dance Friday night. Mr. Mansfield and Mr. Saxton wero among our visitors Friday night They came over from tho Island Ranch. Len Zuldcrduino from Waverly was renowing old acquaintances in Sunset last week. Read tho pain formula on tho box of Pink Pain Tablets. Then ask your Doctor if there is a bet ter one. Pain means congestion plood pressurosomowhere. Dr. Shoop's Pink Pain Tablets check head pains, womanly pains, pain anywhere. Try one, and seol 20 for 25c. Sold by Reed Bros. Job printing at this ofllco. ' BOISE & WESTERN HILL'S Col. Wood Makes Positive Announce ment of its Backing GET CONTROL Believed Mill tins Acquired Idaho Roads and Will Connect from Deschutes Rond Hnrrlimm People Being Blocked In West crn Extension Prom Vale Toward Burns by the Ranchers. Whilo it has been generally known for somo Hill interests were back of tho Boise and Western Rnilway it was never officially announced until this week. On Monday Col. C. E. S. Wood who has been prominent in tho promotion of this lino stat ed that he believed the time had arrived to announce that James Hill controlled tho Boiso and Western. In tho near future some law suits will be up for trial nnd then it will bo necessary to dis close the power behind the Railway. When oucstioned further about tho plans of tho Hill in- tercststhe Colonel had nothing to say. We wished to find out about tho Eastern connections. Tho Colonel was nosted nbout Ore- gon, tho connections with the Deschutes line and the road to the coast, but Idaho was a scaled book. However from another source that appears authentic we learn ed that Hill has the Pin road and tho Dewey road. Also that a line will be built down tho Boiso river to Boiso nnd connections made at Ontario. This gives the Hill interests absolute control of the great tonnago of mineral nnd timber in tho interior of Idaho owned by Weirhouscr and others known to work with tho Hill interests. Tho right of way has been procured practically all the way across tho state and runs through n good section of country for colonizing. Tho next move will be for in terests allied with tho Hill forces to get control of somo large holdings along tho Boiso and Western nnd make heavy invest ments at points that are intend ed for divisions. We beliovo it will result in great good to Oregon and espe cially this part of it. An oppo sition railroad will insure better service and an adjustment of rates. Any adjustment of must bo downward as tho has been reached. Ontario Argus. RANCHERS DELAY ROAD Tho Vale Enterprise says: Tho discussion of the communication i from Assistant Engineer Ashton of the Oregon Short Lino, in which that official asked for tho support of the Chamber of Com merce in tho securing of certain right-of-ways from Vale to a point ten miles west, was tho most important matter that camo up before tho Chamber on Mon day evening. Tho communica tion staled in part that it was tho present plan of tho officials of tho railroad to begin work of ac tual construction on its lino in Malheur county from Vale to Hnrnoy Valley at once. In fact, all that remains to provent this work now, is tho securing of cer tain ringt-of-way over tho private owned lands. Tho ngents of tho rond have gone among tho owners of tho several farms of tho first ten miles west of tho city and report that tho disposition of these land owners, with row exceptions, is not fnvornblo to a settlement with tho company for tho strip of lund necessary for tho construe-' tion of a railroad. In fuct in j somo cases tho owners Btated to tho right-ot-way agent that If a railroad over crossed their land nt any cost, it would bo by com pulsion, not through a permit on tho part of tho owners. TALKS OP FINE APABIAN HORSES. Tho Btory of tho noblo horso, LAND HOLDINGS man's most faithful friend, has timo that thol'i now meaning to an uregoman after ho listens to Homer Davcn port's "Travels in Arabia." Tho story of a poor boy's dream of tho perfect Arabian horse, of a life-long purposo to go to tho desert beyond tho plain where the Christ tnught tho brothor hood of man, of the ultimate suc cess of the tremendous undertak ing, is interlined in the narrative of travel in a land among the strangest of strange people. Davenport's lovo for tho horse over shadow his descriptivo pow era, hut adds interest to a tale full of pathos and human inter- est, says tho Journal. btrange indeed is tho fact that far out on the Arabian desert, w'th 'l8 scorching heat its deso- late bareness its wild tribes of cbony-hued men, are to bo found the llncst horses in all tho world. Yet when one considers that for thousands of years tho Arabians have studied the horse as no other people have, it is not to bo considered unlikely. The com mercial spirit hns not attacked tho wild tribes of-tho Arabian (lesci t. Homer Davenport tells the story of tho long journey to in terior Arabia, of tho trials of life among people 1000 years behind American civilization, in an in teresting manner, illustrating the principal features with views taken where the camera is un known and where the religious ban is placed on pictures. Tho pictures of tho great tent settle ments among tho nomadic tribes have intense interest for the stu dent of human progress. Interior Arabia is a country of which but little is known be cjiuso travelers fear the tortures of the climate nnd tho isolntion of tho desert The country com prises over 1,000,000 squnro miles in area, with no forests nnd in mnny places no vegitation to speak of. Coffee, aloes, gum arabic and myrrh are tho princi pal exports. Ostriches nnd ga zelles rnngo in largo numbers on rates,1110 oncn country. inmcis are iimii as common in ports of Arabia as horses are in Oregon, and sell for less money. Quarantine Lifted from Sheep Secretary Dan P, Smythe of tho state board of sheep com missioners has received official notice from Secretary of Agri culture James Wilson that the federal quarantine has been raised from sheep in that por tion of Oregon east of tho Cas endo range of mountains, says tho East Orcgonian. This will bo welcome news to tho eastern Oregon wool growers and is con sidered a tribute to tho work of tho state board of sheop com missioners, tho law passed in 1907 and tho effective coopera tion of tho federal inspectors under the direction of Dr. W. S. McClure. Tho order is of far reaching importance. In tho past it has been neces sary for every Oregon shippor to submit his flock to a fedoral in spector boforo ho could ship it out of tho slate. This has caused great delay and much inconven ience besides entailing consider able expense. By tho now rul- ing a sheop man can ship out tho stufT ho has to sell as easily ns ho can ship lumber or nny other commodity, Tho Btato law, however, will still bo rigidly enforced ana no sheop will bo permitted to bo shipped in without first having boon submitted to inspection. This will bo necessary in order to keep tho flocks freo from dis easo aa thoy aro at presont Cremo -for Balo byyourgrocor. EIGHTH OKADU EXAMINATION. Tho next Eighth grado exam ination dates aro May 12 and 13. Tho program will be: Thursdays Physiology, Writ ing, History, and Civil Govern ment Fridays Grammar, Arithme tic, Geography and Spelling. SOURCE OF QUESTIONS. Arithmetic Practical Arith meticSmith. Civil Government United States Constitution. Geography Stato Courso of Study; Redway and Hinman's Natural School Geography. History List of topics -f rom HiBtory Outline in Stato Course of Study and Current Events. Grammar Buehler's Modern English Grammar, no diagram ming. Physiology Graded Lessons in Physiology nnd Hygene Krohn. Rending- -Tho teacher will send to tho County Superintendent the applicant's class standing in rend ing, which shnll be taken bv such superintendent as the applicant's standing on tho subject Spelling Reed's Word Les sons. Writing Specimens of Pen- manship as matter nnd Language. indicated in copied from manuscript in IRRIGATION DILL OBVIATES BONDS. Whatever legislation may bo enacted this session looking to the raising of additional funds to complete Government irrigation projects will probably follow tho general lines of the bill prepared jointly by the Senate committees on irrigation and finance and passed by the Senate. That bill differs radically from the bond iBsuo bill originnlly introduced by Senator Borah, after conference with Sccrotary Ballinger; in fact, if passed, it will bo moro accept able than the original bond issue bill, for in effect it provides for a direct appropriation of $30,- 000,000 out of the Federal treas ury, that amount to be reimburs ed out of tho reclamation fund, however. Under that bill it may not be necessarv to issue cestifi catcs of indebtedness, but such issuo is permitted if, in tho judgement of tho Secretary of tho Treasury, it is deemed ex pedient to resort to this means temporarily to fill tho Govern ment pocketbook to tho extent to which it is depleted by a loan to tho reclamation fund. The landless man hns lifted his eyes to tho west, tho only part of the United States that has vacant lands to offer. Ho is ar riving nnd bringing the news of tho thousands that will be in Eastern Oregon this spring and summer. Now, to the mnny who expect to como into Grant nnd Harney counties, nnd without effort or difficulty locate valuable homesteads, little encouragement is given. Becauso many have wrong impressions disappoint ment follows, but n man who comes into this country fully in formed meets what ho expects to find and is satisfied. It is a fact that there is much land unoccu pied in both counties and a great portion of it will in timo become valuable, but it takes intelligent work to locnto it and make tho proper start And then again it will tako labor, hard, continuous and intelligently directed to make wild Innds produce, and it is by no meana n bed of roses. Tho opportunity, for tho man of ex perience, of industry and deter mination is horo as it is in any other part of tho United States, and ho la welcome. Tho dream er, tho drono nnd tho faint of heart will find no haven hero any moro than ho will any where else. There aro thousands of vncant acres waiting entry nnd location and thoy will in tho very economy of nature bo developed into valuablo homes. It will bo work and sacrifice that will do it, together with tho scientific appli cation of tho most modern met hods of agriculture. If tho homc- seekcr realizes theso facts and is willing to pay tho price there ia room for him, nnd ns timo goea on ho will dovelop a homo of which ho can juatly feel proud and which will mako him in a measure independent Bluo Mt Eaglo, Job printing Tho Timos-IIcrnld Do you realize how much it means to you to get Quality in what you buy? There is a wide diversity in goods; we carry that class of mer chandise found only in other good stores. An examination of the goods in our Dress Goods department will convince you o(our claim of Qual ity. You; will find a much differ ent line ol goods -you will notice the Quality in looks at a glance. 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