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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (June 22, 1905)
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RAIUROAD WILL EXTEND
Officials are Viewing Pro
CO THROUGH RICH COUNTRY
Exhaustive Report to be A1ade on Ter
Will Be Commenced
Under Uie hcad-Hrics "To Build At
Once" the Portland Journal announces
tho Immediate exteiiflou of the
ColuniJblH Soul hern Railway from
fjhauiko Into Central Oregon. We re
print the story In full :
Extension of the Colombia 8om horn
rullrottd 100 miles, from Bhanlko (n
Bend, will be commenced, It Im said,
within the next few months. Final
decision rwhIU the eompletiou of a
thorough Invpitlgatlon belnK made by
KarrlniHn line ofllclals with regard lo
conditions of tho country through
hlch Ihe route pwte.
It Ih reported that a iioallfve cnnclu
hIoii will be refiched within tho next
two week. The Interval will be spoilt
by Oeheral Manager J. I'. O'Brien,
W. W. Cotton, Uhlef Engineer Boflchko
and U. I). Miller, general freight ajjent
of tho Oregon Hal I road A Navigation
company, In making a trip over the
ourveyed route of tho Columbia South
ern between Shanlko, the prtnent
terminus of the road, and Bend a thriv
ing Interior town of BOO people on the
DtehutH river In Crook county.
Mr. O'Urlun, when acked today de
clined to con Armed the report. It In
positively kuovrtl however, that these
olllclala are making an oxhauallVu re-
! port on the territory deorlbed, and
that they will leave early next Week
to make a trip by wagon from Shunlko
into Central Oregon.
While ttio ofllolals will eay uothlng
u to their (Hp .or llw object, the In
veallgatlon will have but Jue rcsult
tlie extension of the line aa condl
tlona warrant a railroad through the
great agrh-nltural and llvcaiuok sec
tion lying between Shauiko uud Bend.
A im generally known, the transpor
tation commlnee of tho chamber of
commerce, composed of L. A. Iewls,
I chairman; Henry Hahn, T. D. Honey
( man, 8. M. Mcara, EdVvard Nuwhegln
and Arthur II. DeVern haa had under
coiuldeiatlon for some time the pro
lem of obtaining for this statu In.
creased transportation facIlltlL-n.
While this committee hB In direct
charge tho matter Involved, the move
ment Ih participated In by nearly all
the buHlueiM men and many of the
property-holders of this city, Tho
eonimlttffe has employed J. N. foul
aw Ita legal advlnoh
In April of this year the matter of
building hew line waa taken up ith
the general manager of live O. II. &. N.
company and Bouthern raclllo In Ore
gnu, feud since then there have been a
number of consul tatlins and Inter
views. The particular m altera taken up
with the 0. ft. A N. company direct
were the building of a road from some
point In the Willamette valley through
southeastern Oregon ant! adjacent ter
ritory, a road from Portland or vicinity-to
Tillamook, an exteuaiou of the
road from Elgin to the Wallowa coun
try, and the building of the Ripuriu
cutoff to Lewlston. At the same time
there waa taken up with Mr. Lytle,
president of the Columbia Southern
IVil I way company, the advisability of
tho Immediate oxtonslou of that line
'from Shauiko to Send,
An tho orftfmlttee was unable to get
any dellnlle'feiHfljfan'ce from Mr. Lytle,
Mr. Teal was directed to talio up the
and Wagon A(laker
HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY
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matter direct with Mr. Harrlman.
Accordingly, on May 26, a telegram
and letter were sent to Mr. Harrlman
respecting the situation, and under
date of June 8 a letter was received
from William 1). Cornish, vice-president
of the 0, ft. & N Co., advising the
committee that an examination of the
territory would be made, mid that aa
soon aa the examination was com
pleted and a conclusion readied, Gen
eral Manager O'Brien would commun
icate further'wlth the committee.
It Is confidently believed that the
iiiflpectlon about to be made will corrob
orate reports heretofore had on thin
country, Figures and estimates col
lected by tliecommltteosllow that the
cost of building the extension will not
be excessive, and they feul that In urg
ing Immediate construction of this line
tlipy are really dolug a service to the
railroad company. To sbardko for
the first 70 tulles tho rod has been
The necessity for this road wa
pointed out many years ago by W. II.
Kennedy, for years chief engineer of
the Union Pad lie and 0. II. & N, who
stated that he bad more than once
recommended its building.
For some reason It is very dfllcult to
get railroad managers to understand
the physical coudil ions and characteris
tics of this stale. In other state, un
der like conditions, there has been no
hesitancy In building, aud the commit
tee hopes that the same policy res
pecting this state will be Inaugurated.
The distance from Bhanlko to Bend
I ft about 100 miles, and from Blga to
Bhanlko 70 miles. -The total length of
(he Columbia Southern, If extended,
would be 170 miles. The greater por
tlou of the extension would be in Crook
county. Crook county has immense
natural resources, and needs ouly trans
portation facllties to become very
thickly populated. Its area is 7,750
square miles, or about 4,003,840 acres.
It now produces from 5,000,000 to
t,000,000 pounds of wool a year, has
2,400,000 acres of timber laud outside
of the reserve on which is estimated
to be glowing 10,577,000,000 feet of
staudliig timber, and Is now producing
farm products of $1,000,000 In value,
aud livestock of about $1,760,000.
Governor Chamberlain has issued a pro
clamation naming June 4, 1906, as the
time for holding the election on the re
ferendum to the voters of the state of the
$1,000 000 appropriation bill for which a
petition of 6,312 ndmes has been filed
with the secretary of state at Salem. The
proclamation is in accordance with the law
governing the referendum and is signed
also by Secretary of State Dunbar.
The petition held up the appropriations
for the maintenance and improvement of
1 lie asylum for the insane, the penitentiary,
the reform schools, . the state university,
the agricultural college, the normal schools
and the curreut expenses of the state
government. I f the voters desire they may
prevent payment of all items which were
provided for in the bill, and pending the
decision of the election, the state will issue
evidences of indebtedness to provide for
the carrying on of the jjovernment.
Crook County Journal; On the 15th
of this month a rural free delivery, the
first in Crook county, will be established
nt Madras. The route will be 20 miles
in length and accommodate some 125 fam
ilies south St M dras. .The Id iter place,
by reason of the establishment of the rural
route, enjoy quite a distinction, for it is
quite an unusual proceeding on the part
of the post oflice department to order rural
free delivery from interior points. This
instance, however, is an exception to the
general rule, brought about by the special
effort made by Representative Wdlia'riiVdn
to have appreciable favor granted to his
own couniy. While Madras Views with
no little satisfaction ht establishment of
the first rural route in the county, the latter
ikewise has reason to feel elatcU tor, so
far as known, Crook county Is the only
so situafcdln the state to be provided
with this Virid of government rhail service.
A mammoth locomotive just completed
for the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company by the Baldwin Locomotive
Works nt Philadelphia, which is one of the
seven largest ever built, is on exhibition
at Manhattan Beach, having arrived Wer
day as part of the attraction tor tne-Master
Mechanics' and Master tartitttos' Con
vention to be held there tola week. The
leviathan weighs afyood pound's, t'he
weight bH th'e driVto bctng 141,000, as
against U'tfdoo 6n fee largest tnogul Wo
motives In Use on Eastern trunk lines.
'Us high pWure cylinders measure 17 by
st'fe inches-, low pressure aS by a8 the
working jjVeam pressure is 200 pounds.
'It has atrt ao foot boiler tubes, atf inches
indiametet the, boiler d ameter is 10
!.,., itic firebox loo by 60 inchej, The
df coal 'and
HORSES ARE SECOND BEST
Bliss, O, T., June 14. An attempt was
made between midnight and daylight Mon
day to hold up a treasure party carrying
$40,000 of receipts taken In at the show
on the 101 ranch Sunday, by a party
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01 uesperaaoes, wno wouia nave succceaca
but that an auto in which the treasure was
carried from Miller Bros.' ranch to I'onca
to be placed in a bank, outran the horses
of the bandits.
After the show the cashiers counted up
the receipts and a large throng watched
the handling of the money. George
Miller, one of the proprietor of the ranch,
noticed several men whom he knew to be
desperate characters and later learned that
a plxi hod been laid to hold up the train
on which it was Intended to take the
money to Ponca.
This changed the plan and It was de
cided to take the treasure in Or. Thomas'
automobile, Dr, Thomas, ChafTeur Mac
Gowan, George Miller and W, C. Maurice
went alongas guards. When they reached
Cowskin creek, four miles from here, half
a dozen armed men rode from behind a
clump of willows and made for the auto.
Miller called to MacGown to put on speed
and commenced firing in the direction of
the robbers, Thomas and Maurice joined
him while MacGowan crowded the power
on the big machine.
The robbers set up a yell, spurred their
horses and began firing. But the ponies
were no match for the auto, which outran
them in less than a minute.
On Tuesday of last week L. A.
Young, P. 'V. Vlbbertand Vm. Brown
hill Went to Prinovllle to interview
the County Judge and County Com
missioners In regard to the com
pletion of the North Eud Qradcn and to
find ddt Why the work waa beld up,
the settlers and petitioners having
finished their donation Work. They
tell Us that, after having made an
investigation they found that accord
ing to the court records no report had
been made to the court of the progress
of work on this grade, consequently
the court had uo olllclal knowledge of
this matter and had taktin 110 action.
These parties made report 'o the judge,
but the commissioners being away the
Judge was unable to act. The judge
promised to take this matter Up soon
as the commissioners returned-, and
within a week or two at farthest work
should resume On this grade oJT the
The Boston Journal remarks that
"the Lewis and Clark Fair hasn't a
very romantic or attractive name."
Ah, hasn't it? Now that is truly too
bad. We should havo named it the
Emerson and Aloott Fair, or the Sam,
John, Joslah and John Quinoy Adams
FHr, or T. Bailey Aldrlch andT.
Wentworih Hlgglnsou A&tlr. What
Boston does not know aud is not will
ing to learn about American hlstorr
as It Is made west of New Eugland,
would uauBo the Boston Public Library
to bulge aud collipse If, collected into
books and placed In the building.
Boston is still writing and reading
biographies of Henry David Tiloreau,
whose darlug explorations In the
Walden wttnds thrill the tilaek Bay
diatrict aud cause the lights on Beacon
JIM to U!a2o With romantic excite
ment. Roburtua Love In Oregoniau.
Our Vegetarian friend ha'd an amusing
experience at the hotel at breakfast a few
mornings since. His family was out of
town and he went to the hotel and took a
seat next to a stranger, and immediately
proceeded to advertise his creed by telling
the stranger that all meat was injurious,
and that the human 'iftct should be strictly
vegetarian. "But I seldom eat meat,"
replied the stranger. You just ordered
eggs, insisted the vegetarian, and an egg
is practically meat, because it eventually
becomes a bird. "The kind of eggs I
eat never becomes birds, sir;" answered
the stranger quietly. "Good heavens,"
cried the vegetarian, "what kind of eggs
do you cat?" "Principally soft boiled,"
said 'the stranger,
Orders have been issued from Presi
dent Goode's office that all buildings at
the exposition, except the Trail attractions,
remain open every Sunday between the
hours of 12 noon and 6 pm. This new
regulation will give the laboring element
hn oppbrtunity to view the cxpokion
in its entirety on the babbath. Orig
inally the building,, we'ffc not to be
operied'on Sundays. On the exposition
ground's ihe belief prevails that the build-
fogs will be kept open at night hereafter
'afthough tKere'is b16 official order to that
3.7!5 to $ia.oo
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SELLING AT 5c PER YARD f
FINE ASSORTMENT LAWNS, DIMITIES AND OTHER SUMMER COODS
Canned Goods, 10 cents and up per can
DOORS A S D WINDOWS
Full line of HARDWARE
LENA M. LAMB, Prop.
MADRAS, - OREGON
Boy's and Men's Straw and Cloth Hats.
A complete line Mfew pattern Dry Goods.
The finest line of Gent's Furnishing Goods in Madras.
The celebrated Northrup & Sturgis preserved fruits.
ONE WEEK ONLY
All Canned Fruits at SO Cents a Can
WHAT $5 WILL BUY FOR ONE WEEK
3 lbs. sugar
ib lbs. beans
i lb. tea
For godd shoSs- at bedrock prices
go to the warehouse of
MADRAS MILLING & MERCANTILE GO.
Men's Canvas slioes, - - $1.25 pair
" " leathers Foied, 1.50 "
' dress shoes, satin .calf, - 1.50 u
ft EST VALUE n THE STATE
All kinds of shties from 75 cts. up to $4.00.
See our mens Tan shoes THE LATEST FAD.
WE BitS i GOOD SUPPLY OF
We m. HAtto wIth tea 'and coffee
MADRAS Nl. & M. COMPANY
BOOTS, SHOES) CLOTHING,
Of all kinds, We also carry a full and corijpVe'tellne of 'Groceries
mid. Hardware. Agents for jlitcViel.l Wagons', Hacks', Buggies,
Carts, Plows, Harness Drills and all hinds of farming implements
JOHNSON, SOOTH & CO
Main St., Prineville-, Ore;
10 lbs. of any dried fruit
2 lbs. coffee
8 lbs. bacon
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