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CITY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CITY OF PRINEVILLE
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CROOK COUNTY
PRINEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 20, 1917
AIR PLANE IS COMING
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FOR INTER-STATE FAIR
IS $4,755,000 HST
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STOCK EXHIBITS Will BE BIG
KhiM.I Km) Will lie U'riliifMlH)' Till
Year IteMrvrd Hralt Offered
Fair VNHiir IUm'IiuII
Ralph P. Hansen, aviator, will be
l the Fair thli year, and will make
t l"st one of hli sensational ebl-
bltlons of the art that we are de
pending upon to win the war.
in addition to thli attraction will
be the bout racing program ever
held on the local track r also all
kinds of frontier events will be
staged bntwoen. the different racing
event and cash prlxes will be con
tcatnd for by aome of the beat rldera
The dairy barn la Hearing com
pletion and will be ready for the
K large dairy herda In ample time for
the Fair. Some of the largest berda
on exhibition at thta year's Fair
will be the Aberdeen Angut herd of
Warren, Dixon t McDowell; the
Shorthorn herd by M. II. Biggs; the
Holsteln Jeraey herd by 11. McCall;
the Brown Swlaa herd by Mr.
Freund; the Jeraey herd by John
Keromllng; the Hereford! by Ralph
Breese and George A. Kelley. In
aanuion to meae Breeder aome
splendid sheep exhlhlti are promised
by Mr. Berkley of the Hay Creek
Ranch, Andrew Noble and C, M.
Elklna, of Prlnevlllo. There are
numerous other exhibitors coming
with Block and the above mentioned
names are only a partial Hat of
those who have made application
There will bo all klnds'of allows,
concessions, merry-go-round and In
fact mora amusements than have
ever boon offered before On Satur
day night of the Fair will be Carni
val Night and everything will be
turned loose; confetti and serpen
tine will be In abundance and all
these things will add to the gaiety
of the final wind-up of the Fair.
Governor Wlthycombo will be In
attendance at the Fair October 6th
and will address the crowd on that
It Is probable that a series of
base tin II games will be played be
tween Hod Rupert's famout aggrega
tion of Portland, and the Prlnevllle
team. Mr. Rupert Is very anxious
to come again this year and says ho
bas as good a baseball team as he
had last year. These games will
depend on whether or not the local
boys want to play a series this year
and this will be announced definitely
Don't forget the dates October 3,
4, 5, and 6. Season tickets will be
on sale at the ticket office at the
grounds and parties wishing them
may secure them there.
Wednesday will be School Day
this year Instead of Friday as In
the past and all school children will
be admitted free on Wednesday.
Numorous changes have boon
made around the grand stand and!
track and as the band stand has
been removed from the grand stand
this space has been filled with fifty
six additional seats. These seats are
the beat in the grand stand and will
be reserved for the benefit of parties
coming late or unable to secure a
seat. These seats will be on sale
each day at Nlcolal's Drug Store
and anyone wishing reserved seats
may secure them there after October
EASTERN STAR ACTIVE
First Mooting of the' Year Hold Last
Members of the Eastern Star held
their first meeting for the year last
Thursday evening. Another meet
ing will be held next Thursday at
which all members are urged to be
present as several important mat
ters will be discussed, also the work
for the year will be planned.
OPENING BROUGHT CROWDS
Many Novel Features Introduced at
Cornell tt Co.'s Store
Ths fall opening at Cornett A
Co.'s store Saturday evening was
witnessed by several hundred Inter
ested spectators. Tbe crowd began
gathering about seven o'clock and
the store was filled lu a abort time.
Many beautiful garments depict
ing the latest fall and winter styles
were on display and some were ex
hibited on living models in the spa
cious windows of the store.
Music was furnished during the
evening by Joe Smolzer, H. L. Mak
er, Harry Stearns, Rei Powell and
George Stearns. Light refreshments
were served to the crowd by Essie
Reams and Toncy Cornett.
This Is one of the most up-to-date
stores In Central Oregon and always
carries a high quality of merchan
dise. FOR PORTLAND SHOW
William Daughtrey, president of
the Union Stockyards Company, of
North Portland, member of the
board of directors for the Oregon
Inter-State Fair and prominent fin
ancier in livestock circles In the
weBt, will have charge of the Pacific
International Exposition which will
be staged at North Portland during
the early winter.
The place has been filled by O. M.
Plummer up to this time. While
Mr. Plummer has many friends
throughout the Northwest, everyone
knows Mr. Daughtrey and the show
is sure to be a decided success.
The matter of raising 110,000 for
premiums to be paid at the show Is
already under way, and announce
ments of t,he dates and premiums
will be made very soon.
Many stockmen will be present
this year as usual at this event, and
will no doubt take their Bhare of
It is no doubt fresh In the minds
of many that the Prineville men
bought more high quality breeding
stock at this Bhow last year than
any other group of Btockmen attend
ing. TO SPEAK AT SISTERS FAIR
The Sisters Fair Association has
received the following telegram:
"In response to request from Mrs.
Corbett have secured Miss Anna
Johnson of the Home Economic De
partment of the Oregon Agricultural
College to address the Fair at Sis
ters, September 25th."
Federal Food Administrator tor
Oregon, by S. R. Winch.
Oregon Inter-State Fair, Oct. 3-6.
Big Dam .f the Ochoco Irrigation Project as It Will Appear When Completed
SCORES OF MESSES
CALLED IN LIBELCASE
WILL NOT BE CLOSED BEFORE
LAST OP THIS WEEK .
FORMER CO. OFFICIALS CALLED
Manner of Humlliiig County Business
By Courts For Years Past
la Being Aired
Scores of witnesses have been
called, and evidently many more
will be used. In the case brought by
Judge G. Springer against G. H.
Russell, J. W. Stanton, B. F. John
son, Jay H. Upton and S. W. Yancey
for the alleged libelous publication
of an article last May.
The case was called on Friday,
and will continue for several days
yet apparently. The defense is now
presenting evidence in an effort to
substantiate the claims made In the
published article. .
Following this evidence, the pros
ecution will present rebuttal evi
dence, after which the pleas of the
attorneys will be presented before
the jury gets' the case.
Stapleton, Conley & Stapleton, of
Portland, and N. G. Wallace are at
torneys for the Judge, while Seneca
Fouts is representing the defense.
The Jurors tn the case are: J. A. .
Way, E. L. Ashby, B. E. Bennett,
R. A. Amnions, C. F. Perrin, E. J.
Clark, Jas. E. Fuller, Wm. Herold,
O. I. Davidson, H. Et Dobson, Eli H.
Cox and Selwin Montgomery.
Former judge H. C. Ellis, and ex
commissioners, W. W. Brown, R. H.
Bayley, H. J. Overturf and J. F.
Blanchard have all been used as
witnesses besides Commissioner E.
The methods of handling the
county business, which have been
discussed widely, are being reviewed
to some extent, and the witnesses
mentioned above have been called
to testify to various methods and
events that were used and occurred
during their connection with the
county affairs, v
STUDENTS WANT EMPLOYMENT
I have a large number of applica
tions from boys and girls who wish
to attend High School but will be
unable to do so unless they can get
If you can help anyone in any
way, let me know at once.
H. C. BAUGHMAN.
MAT '"OTH IRRIGATION
DISTRICT IS PROPOSED
HAVE CIBCCLATED PETITIONS
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ASKING ITS CREATION
, INCLUDES All C. 0. 1. LANDS
Date of Hearing Set For October SI
at Bend Includes Some Lands
Not Now Irrigated
What will be the largest irrigation
district in the west, should it be
created, is being petitioned for by
land owners under the Central Ore
gon Irrigation Company irrigation
The name of the proposed new
district is the Central Oregon Irri
gation District, and the lands in
clude many thousands of acres in
Crook and Deschutes Counties, some
of which have never been irrigated
wnile other tracts are now under
There are 118 names of land
holders on the petition, and the date
of hearing the petition has been set
for October 31 at Bend, where it
will be heard by the Deschutes
The district plan Beems to be the
most efficient, under the new 1917
law, and the success which the
Ochoco District has met encourages
holders of lands under the proposed
new district to attempt the organiza
tion of the large one.
The procedure is comparatively
easy for the formation of the irriga
tion district, and there is little
doubt but that it will be a reality in
due course of time.
The attorney for the new district,
H. H. DeArmond, says that the plan
is supported by practically all the
land holders within the boundaries
of the district.
The date of election for the cre
ation of the district will be set by
the county court on October 31, and
the election will be held at the va
rious polling places throughout the
district on the day set.
L. Kamstra left here some time
ago, presumably on account of do
mestic infelicity, and last Wednes
day Mrs. Kamstra and her mother
took the train for points unknown.
Their departure leaves a good open
ing here for a jeweler. Grant
RED CROSS WORK STARTED
Marked Enthusiasm Shown at the
- . Second Meeting
: Although a small crowd was pres
ent at the second meeting of the Red
Cross workers, they made ' up in
enthusiasm "what they lacked In
"Work was started on several dif
ferent kinds of bandages, arm slings
and socks for wounded soldiers.
Meetings will be held every Wed
nesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock In
the Ladies Annex rooms until after
the Fair when two meetings each
week will be held. The commercial
club has donated the use of one of
its rooms and the main entrance
will be used.
Every woman imbued with the
spirit of patriotism should be inter
ested in this patriotic service and
attend these meetings whenever pos
sible. At least one hundred should
be present at every meeting.
You are requested to bring needle.
thimble and scissors with vou. All
materials are furnished.
ANNUAL HARVEST BALL
AT POWELL BUTTE HALL
The date for the annual harvest
ball at Powell Butte has been an
nounced for September 28.
Healy's Orchestra will provide the
music, and a big time is assured.
This event has become an annual
affair, and as the reputation of the
Powell Butte people has been well
demonstrated on former occasions,
there is no doubt but the hall will
be filled to capacity as usual.
Prineville has in the past provid
ed more cars loaded with people for
these occasions than any other com
munity, and no doubt will again
BIG FILM ACHIEVEMENT
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" to
. be Shown at the Lyric Theatre
Patrons of the Lyric will have an
historically interesting treat present
ed to them October 3-4, when the
film version of Jules Verne's master
piece "20.000 Leagues Under the
Sea" is shown. It is over forty
years since the greatest imaginative
writer of all time pictured in novel
form the adventures which have
been recently accomplished by the
voyage of the Deutschland, the
merchant submarine. 45tlc
Welcome to the
ANNUAL HARVEST BALL
at the Powell Butte Community Hall
Friday evening, Sept. 28th. Healy's
Orchestra will furnish the music and
a good time is assured. 45t2c
INCREASE OF 4H.4 PER CENT IS
SHOWN OVER LAST YEAR
5,421 Horses Are Assessed, 10,757
Cattle, 85 ,.122 Sheep, 405
Swine and 16 Dogs
Assessor H. A. Foster has Just
completed the rolls for the 1917
assessment, and a summary taken
therefrom provides some ineterstlnf
and useful figures.
The total valuation of assessable
property In the county is 14,755,000
or an increase of 48.4 per cent over
the estimated value of the property
in wnat was old Crook County at
the last assessment.
There are 522,708 acres of grac
ing lands in the county, valued by
the assessor at $1,094,250 while
67,236 acres now under cultivation
were assessed at 1825,245.
Horses were assessed to the num- '
ber of 5,421, cattle 19,757. sheen
35,322, swine 405 and dogs just 10.
The detailed statement follows:
Total valuations for the 1917 as
sessment; 749,768 acres. $2,859.-
Tillable land, 67,236 acres $825,246
Un-cultivated land 29,142
Non-tillable lands, 522,708
acrea- wKiuii 1.094.250
Timber land, 130,682 acres 831,250
Improvements on deeded and
patented lands 137.665
Town and City lots 196,760
Improvements on lots 151,110
Improvements on lands not
deeded or patented 17.620
Manufacturing machinery 10,180
Merchandise and stock in
Farm machinery, automo
biles, etc., 81,120
Money, notes and accounts 71.700
Shares of stock 130,940
Hotel and office furniture 3,200
Horses, 5,421 148.300
Cattle, 19,757 691,675
Sheep 35,322 ; 176,610
Swine, 405 2,290
Dogs, 16 190
Estimated value of public
utilities .... 41,010
Total valuation 1916, as
per Crandall & Roberts
or 48.4 per cent.
TIE CONTRACT COMPLETED
John M. Carpenter Will Deliver Last
Of 18,000 Ties This Week
John M. Carpenter, who made a
contract with the city several
months ago for 18,000 ties, will de
liver the last of them this week. Mr.
Carpenter has placed the ties at in
tervals along the right of way.
A great many ' . difficulties have
been encountered in getting these
ties and consequently more time has
been needed in securing them. They
were cut on McKay mountain and
delivered on motor trucks.
FISH ARE DISTRIBUTED
All Streams in Crook County Are
Stocked WTith Trout Fry
One hundred cans of trout fry
arrived Saturday evening and were
distributed in Crook County streams
the same night. Each can contained
800 of the small fish. Several
Prineville citizens and others work
ed all Saturday night to get them
out while it was cool.
Following are some of the
streams that were populated: Mill
Creek, Marks Creek, Canyon Creek,
Ochoco and all of the streams on