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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CROOK COUNTY
H J. LISTER APPOINTED
l ll-l.M I'NEM'lltED TKHM OF J.
APPOINTMENT EXCELLENT ONE
Hrt lti'ir"wnlmlvc From I'uullna
Country For Many Vi-nrx
ItoMtl Work Important
II. J. Lister wm appointed county
fninilHl(ii)iT Ht mtmtliiK o the
ounty court bold on Friday, to Ml
the unexpired term of J. F. Hlumh
rd who resigned two months ago
to rrn for his business Interest In
The appointment of Mr. Lister
wm not surprise because of the
fact that long petitions have been
ftti'd with th court for some time
king for hli appointment.
II U representative citizen of
the I'ftulltift country where ho has
resided for many years, and haa
b;n very successful In hla private
affairs, which la an excellent recom
mendation for bla appointment to a
poalilan ot thla kind.
The appointment give resldonts
of that part of the county repre
sentation on the county board for
the flrat time in many yeara, and
puta the bad roada which have ex
luted for ao long between Prlnevllle
and that country up to a realdant of
their own neighborhood.
Thla work la the moat important
that Crook County will have to con
aider for the next few yeara, and
Mr. Lister la now placed In a poal
tlon to do the greatest poaalble
mount of good for hla nelghbora
nd the entire county aa well, which
he no clou ht will be able to do.
The term of hla appointment will
expire January 1, 1918, and it la
but fair to suppose that be will be
elected to succeed himself in the
eampalgn of 1917, for It will be
hardly possible to do the things
that need to be done on the roada
into the eaatern part ot the county
in less than four year period at
The people should be and no
doubt are well satisfied with Mr.
Lister's appointment. '
Oscar C. Hyde and Ralph L. Jor
dan purchased the dry goods and
men's furnishing stock of C. W.
Elkins on Friday, and will take pos
session ot the business on Aug. 15.
The new store will be conducted
in the Elkins building, and will be
strictly a dry goods business.
Mr. Elkins will continue the
grocery business in the part ot the
building formerly occupied by the
The sale is a very Important one,
nd all parties interested are woll
known to the people In this part ot
the country. ,
Wheat Club $2.23; bluestem $2.26;
red Russian, $2.20; forty-fold, $2.23.
Barley No. 1 feed, $45 pur ton.
Hay Timothy, $26 per ton; alfalfa,
Butter Crenmery, 40c.
Eggs Ranch, 36c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 61c; valley,
Wheat Bluestem $2.25; turkey red,
12.26; forty-fold, $2.23; club, $2.23.
fife, $2.23; red Russian, $2.20.
Barley $43.50 per ton.
Eggs Ranch, 45c.
ROLAND S. MORRIS
Roland S. Morris, who was appoint
ed American ambassador to Jspsn to
succiad Ambasaador Outhrls, who
IN RACES AT THE FAIR
This year's Fair will stage the
beat - races seen at Prlnevllle for
many years, the purses are larger,
the track faster and more horses
will start in each race than ever be
fore. Already number ot horse
men have signified their intention
of bringing horses this fall.
In addition to the speed program
published below there will be novel
ty races, ladles races, frontier
events, acrobatic free attractions,
band concerts, motor races, and in
fact more doing this year than ever
before at the same price. One race
that will create much interest this
year will be the saddle horse race
for $160 to be open for saddle
horses only. Last year there were
about ten starters In this race and
was more interesting than most ot
the others due to the fact that all
the horses and riders were local.
In the bucking contest hand
some saddle, made by W. J. Hughes
of this city and valued at $100 will
be offered and of course be won in
strong competition. '
SPEED PROGRAM -Wednesday
2:25 Pace ..$300.00
y Mile Dash ; 100.00
Mile Dash 100.00
S:S Trot ;.. 800.00
Mile Dash 100.00
Mile Saddle horse Race,
(Professional rtders bar
red and each horse must
carry 170 pounds) 150.00
2:15 Pace 300.00
Mile Dash 100.00
Trot or Pace (For Dos- ,
chutes, Jefferson and
Crook County horses) .... 150.00
Free For All Trot 300.00
Free For All Pace 800.00
Mile Run 150.00
Rules For Speed Classes
Five to enter, three to start.
Rules of the American Trotting
Association will btf observed.
Entrance fee 5 per cent ot purse
and 5 per cent additional from win
ning horeoH, same to be deducted
from money won.
All harness events to be mile
heats, best three in five.
The Board reserves the right to
call classes out of their published
order, and call them any hour of P.
M. If owing to bad weather, the
Board should be unable to start one
or more races on any day of the
Fair, such race or races may, at the
Board's option, be declared off and
entrance tee refunded. Entries
close at 8 p. m. sharp night, before
each race. (Except Indian races.)
No money paid without a contest.
Money divided 60-30-20.
Note Free stalls and free bed
ding will be furnished to horsemen.
Plan now to attend the Oregon
Inter-State Fair, at Prineville, Oc
tober, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
PRINEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, AUGUST 9, 1917
BIITI.Y WILL HE SUFFICIENT
FOR ALL STOCK CATTLE
SURPLUS WILL CO TO BEEFSTUfF
Hltimtli.il Much Better Than Was ai
FlrNt ('onnl!ereil Irrigated
It seems that the price of first
quality alfalfa hay has been estab
lished at $15 per ton for the season.
A few sales were made early at
aa low aa $10 and some at even
less and the recent trend ot the
market has been toward a point
above the $16 mark, but the
general understanding seems to be
that $15 Is all that the cattle men
can stand, and that this is enough
for the man who grows It. '
The supply seems to be sufficient
for all the stock cattle in this part
of the country, and united effort
la being made to secure the hay for
these cattle, and leave such surplus
as there will be to be used in feed
The beef are sure to come off the
ranges in good condition and many
of them will no doubt go Into the
market off the grass, while others
will no doubt be sold as feeders.
The general local condition Is
much better than was at first con
sidered, and the tact that all Irri
gated lands are producing even
more than normal years will .
greatly in making up the shortage
of hay. -
The importance ot an abundant
supply ot water for irrigated crops
was never more clearly demonstrat
ed than this year.
Cecil Stearns drove to La Pine
last Wednesday to look after stock
Interests up there. He was accom
panied by Tom O'Kelley who was
going to Davis Lake . for a few
weeks. John Scott, ot La Pine, also
VOU AtrAfe A. "STIFF
Days You'll Never Forget
I aui stacch ) v ASUT So Swell?. J gin.'.! J
ACCIDENT OCCURRED MONDAY
AFTEItXOO.V N E.Alt FOMHIL
SISTER Of IS. W. A. BOOTH
Hon, JikIkp Henry I). Keys Who
Wun Driving Car Also
Mrs. Zack T. Keys, of Fossil, was
killed and her son, Judge Henry D.
Keys of Wheeler county badly hurt
in an automobile accident that oc
curred at 3 o'clock Monday after
noon on the bad Howe Creek grade
between Twickenham and Fossil in
Details of the accident are lack
ing. The car was being driven by
Judge Keys when the accident oc
curred, and information ot the
tragedy was received by W. A.
Booth of this city about 6 o'clock
Monday evening. Mrs. Keys was a
sister of Mr. Booth, and was about
twelve years his junior.
She was In Prineville recently at
tending the funeral of her niece,
Mra. O. M. Cornett.
THOS. i. HILL RETURNS
W1U Open Studio This Year About
Sept. 1 Announcements Out
-Thos. J. Hill, instructor In music,
returned the last of the week from
Seattle and Portland where he
spent the summer.
He will open his studio this year
at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Adams
about September 1, and will limit
his class to a convenient number of
He taught as many as 40 at one
time last year, and has been very
successful. He has a new Steger
Bros. Grand Piano for this year's
work. Announcements ot his open
ing have already been mailed.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CITY OF PRINEVILLE
MRS. HAZEL CARTER
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Mrs. Hazel Carter, wife of a cor
poral, who waa discovered garbed in
khaki aboard a transport en route to
DSL BELKNAP NOW OM
THE EXEMPTION BOARD
Dr. H. P. Belknap was appointed
Thursday afternoon to all the va
cancy on the local exemption board
caused by the resignation of Dr.
Rosenberg when he was called to
the colors. ....
The appointment was made by
the ' president on, recommendations
from General White. 1
DR. CERVIX RETURNS
Dr. J. H. Gervin returned to this
city Sunday morning after spending
several weeks touring the Eastern
states as a Chautauqua lecturer and
has again taken up his work as
pastor of the Christian Church. As
announced last Sunday, Dr. Gervin
will preach in the Methodist church
next Sunday evening, taking his
turn in the union meetings which
have been in progress and so highly
interesting during the summer
Dr. Gervin reports that his work
on the Chautauqua platform was
very pleasant this year and from
other sources we . learn that , his
lectures were considered among the
very best, both by the management
and his audiences. t
DAN CLARK SAYS HAY
SUPPLY IS SUFFICIENT
Dan Clark, livestock agent for the
O-W Railway, was in Prineville
Tuesday on business connected with
He says that the hay supply is
up to normal in the irrigated dis
tricts, and that Oregon has no
reason to fear the outcome ot the
The alfalfa crop in some localities
is even heavier than usual, and he
looks for no sensational prices of
hay, and says there is no cause for
alarm among the stockmen as to
the outcome of the situation.
PRINEVILLE MEN ON FURLOUGH
Are Greatly Pleased With Army Life
Want to go to France
Sergeant Asa W. Battles and
Quarter-Master's Clerk, Norris Bix
by who are stationed at Fort Colum
bia arrived in Prineville Saturday
on a furlough for a week. The
boys are delighted with army life
and are very enthusiastic about the
treatment they have received.
They are full of the war spirit
and are ready and anxious to go to
France when the call comes. "I
wouldn't miss this experience for
anything", said Sergeant Battles,
"it is certainly the best training a
young man can get." . They expect
to be ordered to Fort Sill, Okla
homa in a short time.
PAYS PRINEVILLE VISIT
IS ASSISTING IS PLAXH FOR THE
BECHTELL PRESIDES AT MEETING
Uusy Day Ahead For Prineville He
Ha Mayor Stewart Addresses
Members on Railway
Miss Avis Lobdell, passenger
agent for the O-W. railway system,
was an honor guest at the business
men's luncheon Friday at Hotel Ore
gon. She was accompanied by Mrs.
C. W. Elkins, and S. L. Wiggins of
the O-W. -
Miss Lobdell assured the people
present that she was working in the
interests of the Federation meeting
which will be held in this city in
October, and says that she came to
Prineville to get some first hand
information about the community. '
She will visit many delegates from
other Oregon towns, and will group
them onto a special train whic will
leave Portland over the O-W for
this city the day before the conven
Lake M. Becbtell presided at the
Friday luncheon, the first that has
been held since the absence of Dr. '
Rosenberg, and said in his brief
address that the luncheon had ac
complished man things and had a
busy program ahead.
. . . He emphasized the fact that the
presence of farmers and stockmen
is always desired at these luncheons
which are held every Friday,' and
invited them to bring their com
munity troubles to the local meet
ings for discussion.
Mayor Stewart addressed the club
on the railroad situation, and called
a meeting of the council and citi
zens of the town for Tuesday even
ing ot this week.
The luncheon will be held tomor
row at the Prineville Hotel.
R. A. Blanchard, who has . bee
county agriculturist in this county
for more than a year, has been se
lected by the Swift interests to rep
resent them in the state in a broad
His activities will be along the
lines of his past work, and ' will
keep him in touch with this part of
the ' state where he has so many
KEEP DYNAMITE SECURE
Judge Warns AU Road Workers to
Watch Explosives Closely
Judge Springer has warned all
road workers and others who are
using dynamite and other explosives
to guard their supplies, and see
that they are not stolen by anyone
who !s attempting to make trouble.
It you have not received his no
tice, use extreme care in this con
nection, as the loss of explosives in
other counties seems to make such
action necessary. .
A meeting was held at Lebanon,
Oregon, Saturday evening for the
purpose ot getting a good road built
between that point and Sisters,
which would connect this part of
the state with the Willamette Val
ley at a point' north of Eugene, the
The pass is a good one, and is
open longer as a rule than the Mc
Kinzie pass. Let the good work go