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I 1 CITY OF BURNS mt COUNTY OF HARNEY The Biggest County In The State Of Oregon, Best In The West The Biggest City In The Biggest County In The State Of Oregon I BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AUGUST B, IMS XXVI NO. 39 I - '"",'. ', 77' I ' ' Z2 " PERATIVE PACK ING PLANT PROPOSED Parties Planning to Provide for ill Meat and Lard Supply for me Consumption Will Cut Out itside Packers and Protect the me Producers ition charges, the of living, and our hcreaaing noR supply sblemH that are being ily and which are en up for solution by leading citizens. We rays hay been heavy of ham, bacon and tofore the larger part ply has come from the eking plants, bouRht wholesalers by our chants for their retail Mr. Simmons has discussed the plan of all getting together with some of the larger feeders and it is meeting with general favor. This will necessitate the close co operation of the hog raiser, who has a over production to dispose of, the local merchant who has and must continue to handle the selling end of the meat supply, and the non-producing consumer who wants a good article at right Declares he Has Not Abandoned Central Oregon prices. This will cut out the outside ! packer, the commissions charged if Mi.. ar.vlr vnrrin thp whnle- the pust two years tne , Haler an(j tne transportation Harney County have j charges on the hogs to market the product back to the creased their stock of hey have been urged in doing this and Id conditions here very for raising good, inimals. These now sent to the outside id must be disposed of How are they to be I into cured meats, and produce to reach the Simmons has under work out a co-operative had a good bunch of own ranch that must d of and his farmer were also well sup- sent out for an ex- man to kin ana pro- ipare nis meat, ne A. Shenfield of Cal- has had 18 years cperience with one of it packing establisn- ICanada. During the Ih they have killed of hogs averaging pounds, and the meat ed or passing through A small supply of een placed in several in Burns. and on local merchant. It will keep all the money and profit involved in the transaction at home to the benefit of the entire community. Mr. Simmons proposes that he will furnish all the necessary plant and equipment, at present to be located down at his ranch but eventually to be installed in the proper business center, and will kill and properly prepare the product on a commission basis. With an experienced man in charge first-class cured meats, lard and by products can be turned out and waste reduced to a minimum. It has been estimated that there will lx about 2.000 head of hogs ready for the market with in the next six months within the territory contingent to the Burns market. That means some 130 to 140 tons of hams, shoulders and bacon, a mighty big item. j.ll our citizens are urged to interest themselves in this pro position and to investigate and discuss the matter. All are in vited to call at the Simmons ranch and inspect the meat now on hand and to discuss the plan for co-operation, and the bacon can also be found at several of the stores. Then in a short time a general meeting will be called for the purpose of formulating a definite plan of operation. THE BURNS HOTEL DELL DIBBLE, Prop. jtrally Located, Good Clean leals, Comfortable Rooms, Clean and Sanitary Beds Class Bar In Connection. Olve Me A Call rns Meat Market H. J. HANSEN, Proprietor Pork, Veal, Mutton, lasuage, Bolonga, Icheese and Weinerworst, Etc. holesale and Retail ipt and Satisfactory Service Patronge Solicited and jrs uive'i iuick mention to The gall Drug Store Ansco Camera's Films any thing wanted In the KODAK LINE toed Bros. Props. Both Hill and Harriman Lines to be Extended Across the State A letter of July 25, from Col. C. E. S. Wood to Mayor A. W. Trow of Ontario and published in the Ontario Democrat, contains an account of two interviews concerning the railroad situation as follews: "I had a talk with Mr. James J. Hill, which he said need not be treated confidential, in which he said he had not abandoned a siriRle original plan for Oregon, but he had seen this period of depression coming and he had stopped all construction work accordingly, but as soon as war ranted his work in Oregon would be resumed, but at this time he could give no more definite as surance than this. 1 was very glad to learn that he has no agreements with anybody and that his original plans are to be carried out. Of course, you understand, in such matters as railroads, no man can positively promise precisely what can be done in the future. "I also saw Mr. Schiti, (Kuhn, Loob & Co. ) of the executive board of the Union Pacific system is really the financial backer of Harriman. He said, referring directly to the Oregcto Eastern, that the apparent dis continue of work was only part of a general order applicable over the whole system for a temporary shut down'during the present money stringency, that they were anxious, if possible, to have the Oregon-Eastern opi-rating ul least to connect with the Deschutes by l'.l... and work would be pushed on it as soon as conditions warrant it. 1 might also say that the right-of-way people art now upplying to the Land Grant for right-of-way west." Market Report. Receipts for the last week at the Portland Stocks Yards have been; Cattle 1887; Calves 215; Hogs 2479; Sheep 4862; Horses 7. Heavy receipts of cattle for the week, and the fact that the best stuff was not offering has caused the market to decline from 26c to 50c. Good choice stuff is in demand and would still bring a good price, but there is no de mand for poor quality, which just demoralizes the market. The dehorning of cattle is strongly urged, as in many in stances shippers receive from 25c to 40c less on account of the bruised condition of the stuff offered. $8.25 is the top on steers when good ones are in evidence. One extra choice lot of cows brought 7.50, but good cows are selling around 0.75 and 7.00. Fancy heifers would bring a good price but there is a wide range in the class offered, as in the case with steers. Calves steady and bulls a shade lower. The hog market has dropped from ten cents to $9.70 for best light swine, and will probably go lower, as packers needs are temporarily supplied. The sheep house was slyw and draggy, probably due to the hot weather. Not many receipts. Good ewes would bring 3.50, top wethers 3.75 to 4.00, and top last of the mountain lambs 5.50 to 5.75 but a general apathy exists in the sheen trade. CROW CAMP RANCH AS PICNIC GROUNDS Between 450 and 500 People Spend an Enjoyable and Profitable Day at The Robins Home on the East Side of the Valley Many People From Burns Attend Sometime ago W. H. Robins, the ever hospitable owner of the Crow ("amp Ranch in the eastern part of Harney Valley, gave the public an invitation to come over to his grove and enjoy an outing. The Burns Rod and Gun Club arranged for a shooting tourna ment and picnic, the people caught the idea and spirit and the occasion developed into a dwelt upon the spirit of friendly intercourse which had brought so many together from such great distances and from all walks of life and the good which would naturally result from such com mingling. He very gracefully thanked Mr. Robins for his hospitality and voiced the senti ments of the entire crowd when he suggested that the occasion Prineville to Have Railroad Connecton. A- contract has been closed with H. J, tehee! of Tenlne, Wash., for the consruction of a standard gauge steam or electric railroad fcom Metolius to Prine ville. According to the news, brought direct from Prineville, construction wiI commence as soon as.righta-of-way are secured and preliminaries disposed of, That community is entitled to this development and we sincere ly trust that the matter will be speedily Rnd satisfactorily taken care of, Puckagcs sent by parcel post to the steam laundry will be re turned prepaid where tne Din amounts to $1 or over. great big celebration lost Sunday should be repeated each season, participated in and enjoyed hyi Dr. Denman as a representative 450 to 500 people. 0f the Harriman section boosted The weather was ideal; auto- the country as he ever does, and mobiles, trucks and rigs were spoke encouragingly of its future; available for nil; the ride through he also dwelt upon the splendid the waving grain fields, the! work of the various experiment fragrant wild hay meadows and (stations. across the wide expanse of l. v. i.aruen, who was visit- promising sage brush valley was ing the county as representative exhilarating, impressive and in- of the U. S. Agricultural De structive; the grove was at its partment, inspecting the various best and furnished ample shade experiment stations, paid this and room; the scence carried us section u glowing tribute and back to other groves and other guve his impressions gleaned picnics; the gray haired pioneer from what he had seen here along was there with his reminiscences, the lines more fully expressed in the matron with her chubby, sun- un interview found in another burned little "tenderfoot;" the column. Farm talks have becom8 009 maiden and bashful swain very popular here and this corn without whom there could be no ing from an expert and an out- picnic, side man was most pleasing. The Tonawama Hand Boys Wm Hanley took the crowd thoir .riroU onHiWith him on a breezy trip to added much to the enjoyment of ' l om'v 'slant! ; he urged participa- the occasion by u number 0flllonin "w Agricultural College good si lections during the duy. extension work, und also pre- A short impromptu program dieted that Harney Valley would was arranged; the qpsell mak- hwre a railroad within the next ing being opened by Frank Davey vt'ar or two. in his usual happy style. He (Continued on Page twoj Work On New Church To Begin at Once Burns To Have $12,000 Presbyterian Church Contract is Let A contract has been closed for the construction of the Presby terian church. Geo. W. Ray craft is to be Superintendent of construction, and all materials are to be selected and purchas ed direct by the building Com mittee. The building will be of stone and brick, with full base ment and all modern church con veniences. The foundation and basement story is to be completed this fall, the brick for the entire building to be burned, and stone and other materials assembled before winter; the building to be ready for occupancy by July 15. 1914. CARDON COMMENDS WORK AT DRY FARM Representative of United States Depart ment of Agriculture Visits Harney Valley and Sees its Wonderful Pos sibilitiesRecommends "Get To gether" Spirit Experiment Station Notes. Hv I.. K. Hum i Mai I-1 The crops of most importance, the early maturing varieties of oats, wheat, peas, barley, all the winter grains and the flax are all ripening rapidly. Some are already ripe, such as the Sixty Day oats, Turkey and Golgalos wheats, several kinds of peas etc. Harvesting will begin very soon, a binder and self-rake reaper having been obtained recently for that purpose. A number of people have ex pressed an intention of visiting the Station before harvest. No time should be lost in coming. The things of most importance are the ones that will be harvest ed first. Kindly bear this in mind and inform any others whom you know to be intending to make the Station a visit. Mr. P. V. Cardon who is with the U. S. Department of Agri cultural with headquarters at Washington D. C. was a visitor at the Experiment Station the first few days in August. Mr. Cardon expressed himself as agreeably surprised at the yields which are promised from the var ious crops now growing on the Station. He was especially pleased with the field peas which he Baid were better than any he hud seen on his tour among the Experiment Stations West of the Rockies. There are ovl-r thirty acres of these peas on the station, most of these will be threshed for seed. Harney County should lose no time in getting into the field pea business. They are a hardy crop requiring small amount of moisture to make a crop that, with proper handling will return more per acre on the dry lands than any grain crop that could be grown. At the same time they will put the only element lacking in most of our soils into the ground. This element is Nitrogen. Peas, like the other legumes, have the power of tuk ing the Nitrogen from the air and storing it in the soil. The roots and straw left after the crop is hogged off contain quantities of Nitrogen and, in addition, are very beneficial because of the or ganic matter or humus they put into the land, sure to result other legumes tion with the Better crops are when peas and are used in rota cereals. No far mer can afford not to learn how to grow and market this crop. Every farmer should grow a patch next year. Oregon Eastern to Reach Riverside by November 1 I f no serious delays are en countered, the Oregon Eastern line of the O.-W. R. & N.. com pany will be completed to River side within IK) days. The road is being built from Vale and the distance to Riverside, through the Malheur canyon and valley, is about 80 miles. General Manager and Vice President J. P. O'Brien, of the O.-W. R. & N., company, went over the line about a week ago and inspected the progress of the work, and yesterday he ex pressed the belief that trains will be in operation between the two points by November if work progresses in accordance with plans. The line will tap a large body of land that is to be thrown open to settlement this month, land t hat some years ago was reserv ed by the government Some of this lund is mountainous and rough, but there are also stretches of considerable area that are splendidly udupted for dry farm ing. Oregon Journal. PUBLIC SALE A flat top ouk venered desk will be sold at our place of busi ness on Aug. 15, 1913 to pay storage und freight charges. Burns Hardware Co. Good Keaaon for hi Enthutiam, When u man has suffered for several days with colic, diarrhoea or other form of bowel complaint and is then cured sound and well by one or two doses of Chamber lain's Colic and Diarrhoea Reme dy, as is often the case, it is but natural that he should be enthu siastic in his praise of the remedy, und especially is this the case of a severe attack when life is threatened. Try it when in need of such a remedy. It never fails. Sold by all dealers. A Sad Accident. The following clipping from the Douglas Tribune published in Douglas, Kansas, was sent to us the first of this week. Mrs. Williams was formerly Miss Edith Gorham who taught for a number of years in the schools or mis county and has many friends who will be shocked and grieved to learn of the death of her little son. Little Lynn Williams, only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Williams of Rock was missed on Thursday evening of last week at supper time. The family, friends and neighbors became alarmed and instituted a diligent search all over the vicinity of the home, down to the river and up in the Osborn pasture on Muddy creek. Between nine and ten oclock the little fellow was found lying unconscious under the gasoline tank near the Williams store. He remained unconscious until the next day when he seemed to be recovering from the ellYets of the fumes, but the skin over a great part of the body had been blistered by the gasoline that had run over his clothing, and from that cause he died Friday afternoon. The gasoline tank which Mr. Williams had used in his mer cantile business, was located in a pit, an old well that had been filled up to within a few feet of the surface. It was necessary to go down into this pit to draw gasoline. Little Lynn had gone down there and turned the faucet the fumes of the gasoline had rendered him unconscious and he had fallen over backwards, the gaseous fluid running over his clothing. For about six hours he lay there the fumes poisoning his lungs and the fluid soaking into his clothing, blistering the skin on about one half of his body. Dr. Wilson was called from Douglass and another physician from Winfield. A trained nurse was also called from the latter city. They worked hard to save the life of the boy, but the in juries were so severe that death came in about 24 hours from the time he had fallen unconscious from the stupifying fumes. L. P. Williams has long been postmaster at Rock. He is a brother of George Williams, deceased, the founder of the town. The father has been in very bad health for the past six months. The parents and all the family have great symputhy from all who know them. Stop at the Burns Hotel when in this city where there is a fine cook and very best accommoda tions, tf 31. That Harney Valley is wonder- in many instances, they give fully well adapted for the pro- promise of being of great im duction of cereal crops and that portance in this section. The ii k'vch promise oi some aay spring oats ana Daney plats are being one of the most important excellent, as good as I have seen agricultural areas in the north- this year, and the emmer is west, is the opinion of Mr. P. V. showing up very nicely. I think Cardon, Assistant Agronomist in it would be difficult to find any the Bureau of Plant Industry, better pea crops in any section 'J. S. Dept. of Agriculture. Mr. of the semiarid west. This is Cardon has spent several dayB in one of the most promising crops the valley, visiting the experi- in the Harney Valley and will be ment station and a number of one of value in the cropping the farms in the vicinity of , systems of the future. Burns, and he is free in express- "While all of the experiments ing a very favorable opinion of being conducted on the station this country. ! are based on principles immedi- "lt is surprising that railroads ately practical in this locality, have kept out of this vallev there are some which are of the for so long", said Mr. Cardon j greatest importance at this time, when interviewed. "Certainly i Mr. Breithaupt is conducting ex the valley will prove a valuable! periments designed to determine feeder to any railroad, especially J the best crops for this section those leading to the larger cities , and also the best varieties of on the coast, which practically each of the crops. Then he is could be supplied' with cereals trying to determine the best and cereal products from this methods of cultivation, the treat section. It is very encouraging, ment of the soil and of the crop however, to leatn that a railroad after it is ulnntec! the nlflpp of is being built in this direction and that it will reach into the Harney Valley within the next few months. With the coming of the railroad, this valley will take on un agricultural develop ment which will equal in ex tensiveness any which has taken place in the northwest". Mr. Cardon is officially inter ested in the experimental side of agriculture and he was very enthusiastic about the work being conducted on the local ex- perimeni station. ror a new station." said Mr. Cardon, "I have never Been any that sur passed this one at Burns; in fact, it will compare with most of the older stations over the United Slates. Some of the crops grow ing this year are far better than I expected to see, even surpass ing my most generous expecta tions. The winter wheat crops are very good and although they do not surpass the spring wheats the various crops in the cropping systems, etc. The results ac cruing from these experiments will be of the greatest value to the farmers who care to keep in touch with the most recent and progressive methods in agricul ture. "The work which Mr. Breit haupt is doing in cooperation with farmers in the valley is worthy of commendation, for he is by this method carrying the experiment station to the people, who after all are most vitally in terested in it. In this work Mr. Breithaupt is showing himself worthy of the support of every farmer in Harney County; there is no work in which the "get together" spirit should be more strongly in evidence. "It is a pleasure to visit a country of this kind, where one cannot help seeing its wonderful possibilities; and it is pure joy to find in the heart of such a coun try, an experiment station doing such worthy work as is the local one." 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