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I SfW oftm v&M inPjt I h iJCHini CITY OF BURNS The Biggest City In The Biggest County In The State Of Oregon I BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, ORKGON. APRIL 1, il 18 VOL. XXVI NO. 23 9S0 j (Hr S" 0 y )y ''' I f Or, " I" The Weil j aaaa m - :-r m . v' iaaaMifBaaaaii TO GET HILL RAILROAD DIRECT TO BURNS Work on Western Link of Electric Line May Begin at Once. Joint-Track Privilege Through Malheur Canyon Permit the Immediate Construction Of Branches in Big Harney Valley fThe fore part of the present constructing a portion of the week a gentleman more or less road bed would be awarded. familiar with the railroad situa- The company proposes to con tion was a caller at The Times- struct a road from Salem to Bend Herald office and predicted that by way of Stayton and through n. . ,m Ka wrvnl hv & Hill the Minto Pass, one of the few line at some time in the near fu- available railroad passes through ture. He fu ther asserted that the Cascade Mountains, it would be an electric road and The company filed articles of would follow closely the road incorporation February 24 of this grant land now owned by L. W. year with Capitalization of $500, Hill and associates. , 000. Its incorporators were: G. The gentleman further ven- A. Kyle, A. L. McCloud and J. tured to say that as soon as the F. Mounce. No statement was road from the east was completed mude as to who were elected of thmnirh the canvon to this Val- ficers or members of the board of ley we will find the Hill system directors today. has equal privileges with the Just who is backing the road is Harriman line and branch inde- not certain. However, it was pendent lines would immediately announced that all of the money be built, one through the north needed for the construction of part of Harney Valley to Burns the road was available immedi- and west to connect with the ately. DeschuteB country where the Kyle was engineer for the Hill Hills have secured immense pow- lines in the construction of the er sites. Another branch will North Bank road. McCloud has go south through the Blitzen completed recently the construc- Valley by way of the P-Ranch tion of the largest concrete Dnuge in the worm ior inose lines anu Mr. McNary has acted for them as an attorney at this point for a number of years. From these facts it appears suspiciously sti one that the Drooosed line Mr. Hill is interested in the Ore gon Railroad Company or not" This projected line through the Cascades would be a natural western link of an electric line passing from Burns to the De schutes along the land grant, through vast timber belts and where additional electric power of more or less consequence may be generated at intervals. College Education Makes Good Farm to the south. Later news from outside points seem to fortify the statements of this gentleman to some extent The activity and general trend of work of the caDitalists interested The indictment that college graduates do not make desirable farm help because of their indo lence and indifference to their work, brought by the New York State Department of Agricultur, is not a fair one. The allegation is made that ignorant foreigners are preferable to college men on the farm because the foreigners are willing to work while the college men are not. College men who are lazy and indifferent about work on a farm would be lazy and indifferent about their work in any vocation. If the New York Department of I Agriculture has found lazy and incompetent men nmong univer- (Continued on lust page. ) . CONFIDENT OIL WILL BE FOUND IN THIS VALLEY Men Actively Engaged in Prospecting Encouraged by Awakened Interest Manifested by Local People. En gineer Makes Further Investigation of Country in Interest of Company ' J. C. Gawthrop, geological -gineer connected with the Cen tral Oregon Oil & Gas Co., was here this week looking over the country again in the interest of his company. He expressed con fidence in the field and feels that oil in commercial quantities will be found. He was also pleased to find an awakening of interest among local people as to the pos sibilities and a spirit of co-operation in conducting prospecting. From his conversation it seems he was more or less discouraged on his former visit in respect to the attitude of the people and was inclined to advise stopping work and moving to other fields. Now, however, he is encouraged j as it seems the company has se cured leases on considerable land with prospects for as much more as they care to handle. Mr. Uawthrop has nothing to do with the financial end of the business, his line is the ground upon which to prospect. "I am Kind to find the larger land owners of this section show ing a disposition to help in this development," said Mr. (iuw throp. It is encouraging to those who are financing the pion eer work and will assist mater ially in expediting the work and bringing results In leas time if the oil people And oil In comtni t ciiil quantities il mea.i.i prosper ity and the bringing of millioni to your country. "Why do we believe there is oil in Oregon? Mr. Clark an old time oil man of experience, seems to have confidence and he is becking his convictions with his money. From my experience f fully believe there is oil in pay ing quantities in Central Ore gon." Hints For Making Hot Beds Hv I (' I.kwh The ideal location for the bol bed is where the land slops gen tly to the Bouth. The place should be well protected from the cold and prevailing winds. It will be found that the south side of a building or wall will be a very suitable place. The hot bed should be located near the house and be easy of access. Frequent attention will be nec essary in changeable weather, and at ordinary times it is desir able to have it handy for water log and other care. However, it is not best to locate it directly against a building. A uniform temperature is best for the grow - (Continued on last page.) OREGON & EASTERN TO JUNTURA IN JULY Burns Men Witness Work and Find the Tunnell Nearing Completion. The Grade Completed to Riverside 22 Miles This Side With Only Bridges And Rails Needed to Reach County is in the big real estate holdings of backed by the Hill interests. that section, of which Wm. Han ley is manager, would indicate such an undertaking was con templated. The rapid settlement of Catlow Valley also strength ens such a possibility. It is Drobable that the road will serve as a feeder. So far over 14 miles of right of way has been secured between Salem and Stayton. Mr. Kyle, one of the incorpor- tu r,r,io,. r..,-..iu,.,i ii, re n a tors, who is one of the best day or two later contained a dis- known railroad engineers in the patch from Salem which adds to West, and who has been associat- the interest of the railroad situa- ed with the Mill interests in pasi tion in Central Oregon. It says enterprises, said that the survey in part: across the mountains has not AnnMnn) urna mndp toflav been completed, but that the pro- ' by John H. McNary, attorney for ject of crossing them is entirely the comDany. that organization I feasible. of the Oregon Railroad Company I When asked if Mr. Hill was was about perfected and that backing the road Mr. Kyie saia. within three weeks contracts for "I wouldn't want to say whether THE BURNS HOTEL DELL DIBBLE, Prop. Centrally Located, Good Clean Meals, Comfortable Rooms, Clean and Sanitary Beds First Claas Bar In Connection. Oive Me A Call Burns Meat Market H. J. HANSEN, Proprietor Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton, Sasuage, Bolonga, Headcheese and Weinerworst, Etc. Wholesale and Retail Prompt and Satisfactory Service Your Patronge Solicited and Orders Given Quick Attention Get It! AT THE Rexall Drug Store Reed Bros. Props. IIbO L.H II , 'iilj f BI&ikHff9ypLLBBb I'M LBfe 11 1 " If Siw' .fsf i ' 1a ,u jAj " 'afl Lfll I a Bai V. .Ilk an T HHesiVtfBBBWalBBivBH - sH 'aHPVI t W 1 .. arm m L ea7 u AMlMaaV 2. jaRB biiWbT m I BsE k Vsss X r.Bv .. BBbiVsBBBBBbbbLt. -i Zal -eieu s.assia fUbfeser, ssr Wn "w 1j less. 1 JBBsysT EAST AND WEST MEET Walter McCormack, Famous Grand Opera Tenor, makes Friends with the Blackfeet Indians from Glacier National Park Tlif Kant ami tin- Wot cam together In a rathi'r ntrikiitK nl unuaual faahlon at the rwftit OOOMn SjlVW l)jr the St. Haul Symphony Orrhi'itra In the Auditorium at Nt. I'aul. Tin- Indian attended the concert aa rui'ta of I W Mill and were very appreciative nut only of the aplrndid eoloa (una by Mr. MeCormark, but of the rather Inlrioata am high brow l f oreheatratkin rendered by Prof. Kotbwell and hia wall known orrhealra. 1lcf Fred Rig Top, in referrlnK to I In concert, aaid ha enjoyed It rery much "aoma of it WW Juat Ilk Indian mimic." The Indium Cppkaoad Imm mid loud Hi tim.M nod utii.ni.d onnaldarebl. attcn tlmi IhawillUai, While tht (lit "i St, i'aul were praMwi in cveniiiK dri-ix tlirv had Mthtai OB !!" Indiana, win. wwM very elalHirately all trad iin.l rarrii'il lln'in aelvea with ilignity and Afler I lie cinirl, Hie Indilllla w.i, rnlrodu I to snd photographed with Mi Mel'ollnnck n mIipwii in lite picture tbov I'Siy rxttndad him cordial imilalinri i, HsM tlnrlr nutm- home, illacier Nalioiial Park. Mnnliiim, naxt u miner. Ilfiir.v Ford has built mom auto mobiles than imy other man who ever lived. He knows how. That's the reason he can build The C n i versa Car," at a wond erfully low trice. Better get yours now--if you want a Ford this season. Our great factory has produced near ly a quarter of a million Model T'h. 1'rices: Runabout $664; Touring Car, $7W; with all equipment delivered to your home anywhere in Harney Co. For particulars get "Ford Timea." an interesting automobile magazine. It's free- from Detroit factory. Ford Motor Company, 1444 Michigan Ave., Chicago, or Burns Garage, Gen. Agta. Burns, Harney County, Oregon. The violin pupils of Mrs. Dodge will play for Tonawama Pictures tonight. UNITED WAREHOUSE COMPANY BEND, OREGON a Meats, Flour, Salt, Sugar. Gasoline, Landplaster, Blacksmith Coal, Auto Oils and Greases - WE PAY - TOP PRICES FOR Hides and Pelts Thos. W. Stephens, Agl., Burns, Ore. DIGESTER TANKAGE Finest Hog Conditioner On Earth Tbot. BprtgaWi .lames Shepard and C. B, LcMay returned tha Brit of this week from a trip to JuntUra where they spent several days looking over the prospects for work in their respective trades during the summer. All three of these gentlemen are Kood workmen as carpenter, stone mason and painter and they say prospects are fine for considerable work at that point during this season. The town is nicely laid out and a fire limit was established st once. There are some exceptionally good buildings already under way, oi ! a bank and store combined covering 70x186 feat one story; a hotel 60x186 feet is under con tract, the excavation having been completed. This building will be two stories and a basement. Two Other big stone and brick build ings are to be put up at once. The gentlemen state that rapid work is being done on the tunnell the workmen having come to geiher on the work from each end and day light may be seen the entire distance through the big bore BOW. They did not learn when it was expected the tunnel! would be completed but the general talk is among the railroad men that the line will be completed to Juntuaa in July. Mr. Shepard states the road is graded for -J.1 miles this side of that point, beyond Riverside, which places it practically at the Harney county line. The road bed is complete to that point but before rails can be laid thei bridges have to be constructed. There are not many of the:e, j however, and none of any great j length, therefore it is expected the road will be at the Harney County line in a comparatively! short time. We understand traveling men are assuring busi-, ueea men of this place that they may ship to Juntura by July and may receive fall good at a point nearer Burns. The Library Club. lommunicated) The Library Club met with Mrs. Gaulton Saturday, Ai-ril 5. After the business (if the club was disposed of, the meeting was turned over to the hostess and a most interesting and instructive program was enjoyed by all. Miss Leila Egli read a very in structive paper upon Tolstoi and Tolstoism, dwelling upon the life and philosophy of this great Rus sian novelist. She clearly depict ed the steps by which be came to the conclusion that, "Only in renunciation is life" and how he then proceeded to carry it out. The rest of the literary program was in the nature f a symposium and the following ladie answer ed to their names by giving the life and best works of the author assigned to them: Dr. Ellis, - Janus Lane Allen Mrs. Geary, - Henry Van Dyke Mrs. Allen, - - Gilbert Parker Mrs. Foley. - - - Kate Douglas Wiggins Mrs. Egli - - - Jack London Miss Egli - - Robert Hickins Mrs. Purington, Margaret Dcland Miss Collins, - The Iron Woman Mrs. Cault, - - - MacI lowed Miss Locher. - Alice Hegan Rise Mrs. Thompson, - - - - Winston Churchill Mrs. Sizemore, - - - - Harold Bell Wright Mrs. Gault delighted those present with a numler of songs, one at the beginning of the pro gram, "The Year's at the Spring," a poem by Browning, and another at the conclusion "From an Old Garden," by Mac Dowel consisting of a number of Spring lyrics, The Pansy, The Myrtle, The Red Clover, The Yellow Daisy and The lilue Bell. LADIES HOSPITAL, Private and comfortable care. Mrs. W. T. Lester, Burns, Oregon. 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We have ev ral splendid ranches in California and Washington 157 acres well im proved home, large amount of fruit, level land and hog tight, ( miles from Thayer, Mo. Any of theue fine properties can be traded for a good stock and Im.v ranch in Harney County. Write or cull on us, We can give you the very best of bargains. THE WELCOMK PHARMACY r- Offers You The Very Best Of Faciiities For filling pnicription. We have a large and well aMorted stock of prescription drugs and competent Pharmacist to compound them. We have the agency for the well known line of Nyal Family Medicines, Eastman Kodaks and Supplies. Come and visit us at any time. J. C. Welcome, Jr. Prop.