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PRINEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 14, 1904.
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10" Hun in Ciiiiiirclion with tin Bend Stable.
Qountry Orders Solicited
First Door South of Poindexter Hotel.
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STYLES and PATTERNS
g and Summer Suitings
General Mcrchan- k'd
furnishing Goods $J
Supply House 1
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sionnl ciiIIk prompt
Lake Stage Line
DICK VANDERVERT, Prop.
Leaves Prinevillc Mondays, Wed
newliiys and Fridays. Freight and
piuuiengcrs ffayhilled for Hitver Luke
and way points.
L. A. Booth, Agent.
C. G, CORNET, Proprietor
Leaves Prinevillc for Bums Mon
days, Wednesdays and Kriduys.
. L. A. Booth, Agent.
Convention Nominates Its
Docs Not Stand as
W. R. Hearst for
' The Democrats are opposed to any division of
Crook county at the present time, or the crea
uon or any new county
embraced within its limits, therefore be it
"Resolved; that the delegates elected to the
stat a canvention from this county be, and they
are hereby instructed to vote for nominees for
state senator and state representative from this
senatorial and representative district who are
unalterably opposed to any division of Crook
county at the present time.
"Resolved; that the
to the National convention should be iastructed
to support W. Randolph
the United SUtes."
The Democratic Ticket.
C. Ham Smith.
For County Clerk,
J. J. Smith.
M. R. Hiww.
Joh.n I). Lafou.ktt.
For School Siiiorintendent,
J C. B. DiNwitiniK.
J. If. Cbiviks.
E. T. Slayto.v.
M. H. Bki.l.
W. R. Mi Faiii.axd.
1 don't know whether I am a
Hearst mall or not." C. V. Hi
king. I won't no down to the con
vention pledged to the support
of Hearst. 1 uiiiiht support him
und 1 might not."- I.. N. LiKKett.
I ill not be a deleitute to the
stale couventioit with a W. Ktiu-
dph lleaiKt tax on my coat tail."
George W. Hui'neR.
Judging from the expressions
which were uinde at tho Demo
cratic count v confention last Sat-
un'ay, Crook county followers of
the Democracy are not a unit
when it comes to supporting Wil
liam Randolph Hearst for Presi
dent of the United StaU'S. On
about every other subject they
were as harmonious an two kittens.
But the Hearst resolutions were
thorns that scratched a little skin.
Ab soon as the resolutions, present
ed, by Mr. Springer.were read, Mr.
Barnes took exception and said he
objected to making national poli
tics a part of the county fight. Ho
stood very much in favor, he said,
of sending good staunch Demo
crats to the convention, but he
lidn't think they should be pledg
ed, offering as his chief objection
that Governor Chamberlain would
stand but little chance of getting
the nomination -of vice-president
with the presidential candidate al
so a Pacific coast man. He added
later, when nominated as a state
delegate, and after the Resolutions
had passed, "I will not be a dele
gate, to the state convention with
a William Randolph Hearst tag
on my coat tail."
And then some other views were
expressed, too. Air. Springer, in
defense of his Haystack resolu
tions, said he believed the Demo
crats of Crook county should
make known to everyone whether
they were in favor of supporting
Hearst for the presidency.
Mr. Barnes' motion to lay the
resolutions on tho table was de
feated as was also the motion for
an indefinite postponement. The
resolutions passed by a rising vote
of 13 to 9, tliirty-one delegates re
fusing to express themselves. It is
said that a vote by ballot would
have defeated the adoption of the
resolutions. The delegates 6nall)
elected to the state convention
were: W. F. Hammer, W. C.
Congleton, George Springer and
T. W. Triplett.
a Unit in Supporting
out or the territory now
delegation from Oregon
Hearst for President of
The nominations for the county
offices came in regular order. Five
nmes were up for the Judge's
chair, M. R. Jiiggs receiving 2!(
votes out of a total of 52 delegates
entitled to vote at the convention.
The vote on County Clerk stood
as follows: J. J. Smith, 30; War
ren Brown, 23.
C. Sam Smith received the nomi
nation for sheriff by acclamation,
as did also M. H. Bell for treasur
er, J. H. Crooks coroner, C. B.
Dinwiddie for school superintend
ent and W. R. McFarland for
John 1). Lafoilett was nominated
for assessor with 28 votes against
23 cast for P. B. Doak.
Five candidates were in the fiefrl
for the couimissionership, four
withdrawing after the first two bal
lots leaving J. H. Montgomery
and E. T. Slayton to te voted up
on at the third ballot. The vote
stood as follows: Slavton, 33;
The many new faces at the con
vention showed plainly the in
creased population of Crook coun
ty during the past two years. This
fact wis more noticeable among
the Democrats than in the Repub
lican ranks. Many of the strange
faces belonged to those who are
comparatively recent arrivals to
this section of Eastern Oregon.
One man who has been in the
county for years said after the
Democratic convention was over,
"This is the first time this county
has ever held a convention that I
was unacquainted with more than
four of the delegates. The rapid
growth of the county is shown
plainly in the number of strangers
who are in to represent their var
GOLD ORE OX CLINE BUTTE
Over Thirty Quartz Locations
Made on Deschutes River
Mountain Last Week.
Considerable excitement was
caused around the Bend last week
when it became known that gold
ore had been discovered on Cline
Butto, a low mountain lying just
west of the Deschutes about 15
miles below Bend.
The ore was first found by one
of the foremen on the Columbia
Southern Irrigation company s
construction crews and sent to
Portland where an assay showed
the value of it to be about 14 per
ton. Shortly after the word reach
ed Bend that valuable quartz had
been discovered on the mountain,
several parties of locaters went
down and staked claims. A total
of 30 was made during the week so
that the Butte and all of the adja
cent land surrounding was cover
The ore found was taken from
the surface, and development of
the claims may unearth some rich
deposits. It has been known for
some time that there was mineral
in that vicinity, but 'no one had
taken enough interest in the mat
ter to do anything more than a
CLAIMANTS GET PATENTS
Department of Interior Sends Out
Deeds to 21 Timber Applicants
in This County.
The Department of Interior, re
lenting somewhat in its suspicious
actions towards everyone who has
made a timber land entry during
the past two years, is beginning to
issue a few patents. The past
week the land oflice at The Dalles
has received 21 patents for resid
ents of Crook county as follows:
Michael Connor, John D. Newsom,
Sarah J. Newsom, Issac L. Ketch-
Thomas U. Lafollette, James F.
Cooke, Sherman B. Hartshorn,
Annie Mating, Samuel J. Newsom,
Harry L, Richardson, Orson
Brown, Sylenda J. Brown, Martha
A. Siwar, Willis E. Taylor, Nellie
Burgason; Alford Burgason, Mary
Winans, John 0. Rose, Tillie Rose
and Matilda Allen.
This is the first lot of patents to
he sent out and it is stated that
more will follow in a short time as
soon as the reports made by
siecial agents are received. Dur
ing the month of March the
government issued over fiOOO pat
ents and on April there were still
91,000 public land cases pending
before the Interior department, a
reduction of nearly 9000 during
SURVEYING ON A'JTO ROUTE
Engineering Crew Begins Laying
Out Six Mile Road for the New
A crew of surveyors, under John
Hammond of Cline Falls, began
work this week in the vicinity of
Cross Keys in laying out a six
mile track which will be used as
an experimental road for the auto
mobile line, the arrangements for
which are now well under way.
The engineers will finish the sur
vey of this line sometime next
week when the grading will be
done and the road completed for
It is the intention of A. E. Ham
mond, who is at the head of the
enterprise, to pack the road with
petroleum if the latter does not
prove too expensive s product after
it has been brought into the coun
try. As soon as the six mile course
is finished, a Cadillac machine
will be put on and trial runs will
be made. If the venture proves
that an automobile is a feasible
means of transportation, then the
road-will be extended to the Bend
and Prineville and a regular run
ning schedule adopted.
MAYFLOWER GROUP IS SOLD
Oregon Mayflower Company Buys
Over the Interest Held by
Deeds were placed on record last
Thursday conveying to the Oregon
Mayflower company all the inter
ests in the Mayflower mine held
by Lewis McCallister. This final
ly closes the deal for the group
begun over a year ago.
It is the intention of the comp
any now in control of the mine to
install a hoist early this year
u-hirli mill he followed bv a small
mill The Mayflower mine is show-1
ing up some good ore as a result of
thp ilevelonment work beine car
ried on there and will probably be
the best paving property in that
vicinity before the summer is over
AMOUNT OF LIEN IS FIXED
State Land Board Names Price of
Land Under Columbia South
The State Land Board last week
fixed the amount of the lien which
may be charged by the Columbia
Southern company in disposing of
its tracts to settlers. The prioes
range from $2.50, where the land
is nearly all waste, to $14.75 on
land which is all tillable.
The apportionment was based
upon the report of State Engineer,
Hammond, who recently made an
examination of the company't seg
regation and placed an estimate
on each 40 acres. Under this re
port and its contract with the state,
the company has a total lien of
127,000. The report shows that in
the entire scgration there are 18,
"50 acres which can be tilled and
7850 acres of waste territory.
Settlers desiring to secure any of
the tracts under the company will
know the exact amount now neces
sary to be paid. This is the first
apportionment of a lien made un
der the provisions of the Carey
EMIGRATION GETS HEAVIER
Three Thousand Colonists Pass
Through St. Paul Last Week
Bound for the West.
More than 3000 settlers, en route
to their new homes in the north
west, have passed through Minne
apolis and St. Paul in the past two
days. It was the biggest move
ment of homeseekere to the west
so far this year. All the transcon
tinental trains were taxed to their
utmost capacity, and extra equip
ment was called into service by
the three coast lines. Max Bass,
migrant agent of he Great
Northern, said that never in the
history of the department was as
good a class of emigrants secured
as this year.
"We are not encouraging thrift
less people to take up lands adja
cent to our lines," said Mr. Bass.
We want only the American set
tlers to be had. The men going
west today are eastern farmers of
means. They are not going out
into a new country without money
Many of the settlers are men who
have sold their lands in the east
and are going west to a country
where the soil is more productive
than their farms in the eastern
The settlers will take up lands
all along the line. There is no
big movement to any certain local
ity. Many go into the country to
the west of the Cascade moun
In the party there were 38 rela
tives, who are going to western
Washington. Assistant General
Passenger Agent A. M. Cleland of
the Northern Pacific said that the
movement was entirely satisfact
ory, if not as large as a year ago.
The floods and cold weather
have hurt immigration to the
northwest this year," said Mr.
Cleland. "However, today's move
ment was large, and it has been
necessary for us to add much ex
tra equipment to all our west
Two hundred immigrants from
the south were among the settlers
who went to western Washington.
WORK TO BEGIN ON DITCHES
Columbia Southern Company Will
Irrigate Remainder of Its
Tract This Summer,
Colonel C. F. Smith was in the
city the first of the week making
arrangements to begin work again
on the canal lines of the Columbia
Southern Irrigation company- in
the Tumello basin. It is expected
that a crew of men will be ready
to begin operations the first of the
week when work will be carried on
Last year water was conveyed to
about 10,000 acres out of the total
appropriation of 27,000 acres and
the canal lines during the coming
summer will be completed so a to
cover the remainder of the selec
tion. Work will begin in the vi
cinity of the Swalley bridge, some
eight miles below the Bend, and
continued around to the west of
Cline Butte. The work this year
will be completed much faster
than last owing to the fact that
the company's dituhes are now in
the center of the selection, where
as last year considerable time was
consumed in completing the canal
lines down to tlie tracts of land