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At tho rpstotsYco at Madras, Ore.
Under' the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879,
Pec. 14, 1905
MEANS MUCJp TO PORTLAND.
The ftntimince-menti that, the
Oregon Water Power Ruil
way uompany is to extend Us
road through Central Oregon
meatiB more to Portland than
any other lino that is projected
through this territory. ThiB
road etnrls at Portland's very
threehold, and if extended
through Central Oregon would
place the largest wheat-growing
area in the Northwest, with
atockraiaing, lumbering mining
and other industries directly
tributary to Portland, and would
give her unquestioned control of
this inland empire for the dis
posal of her manufactures.
What Portland wants is a
transcontinental line starting
from her very doors, The Har
riman cut-on" through Central
Oregon is all light for this coun
try, but it will be as easy for him
to divert the trade of this terri
tory to San Francisco through
the building of a branch to con
nect the Natron-Ontario line
with the Southern Pacific in
northern California, as At will
to bring it to Portland, and
what is more, Portland whole
Balers know from experience
that the Southern Pacific has
never yet yet diverted trade to
Portland as against San Fran
cisco, freight rates always favor
ing the latter city.
The Goulds are said to own
the Nevada, California & Ore
gon Toad which starts from
Jleno, in Nevada, and if the ru
mor proves true that the O. W.
P. &B. has become the property
of Gould) nothing is more plaus
able than that these two road
will be connected and will form
a junction with other Gould
roads that are building in Utah
and Nevada, giving Portland
another line with transcontinen
tal connections. This road
would, divert trade to Portland,
make a freight and passengei
tariff beneficial to Central Ore
gon, and would in others par
ticulars prove a competitor to
the Harriman roads which now
form a web around Oregon, and
are doing practically nothing
toward the development of this
vast territory, either in railway
constrution or by advantageous
If Portland capitalists want to
make their town a city of com
mercial supremacy in the North
west, and prove that they aie
not a band of money hoarders
as is now held against them,
here is their opportunity loghe
financial aid if necessary and
all the moral support possible
to a road which is of paramount
importance to them, and will
place within their grasp the
trade of Oregon, Northern Cal
ifornia, Nevada, Utah, pnd giv
jng them another trancontinen-
PETITION TO INCORPORATE
Comes Up at Next Term of 'the County
The matter of the petition for
ths incorpoiation of the town of
M idras will be ucted upon by
tlx county court at the January
term, and the county clerk 1
How gathering data for tho in
form.ttion of the court as to the
jreaicUnoe of the iner of the
petition. The petition was ofc
Laoted upon at h November
term ior tue reason tuat tne
court claimed to nave iuforma
tion to the effeo that a nutnber
were not boua fide residents of
A i - . 1
me territory asking 10 ue moor
porated and the petitiou was
continued for two months in or
fder that the matter might fc
The petition to incorporate
had 4ty signers, and out of this
number there were two or three
who m.ght possibly come within
the objection Raised by the
county court, as they had
homestead, although they are
engaged in business in Madras
and, haye both real and pert
soual property in town. How
ever, in the petition they alleged
that they were residents of the
territory asking to be incoipor
ated, and it is questionable
whether the County Court had
any authority or right to dis
pute their privilege of claiming
their residence where they
chose, so long as they were act
ually residing in town and en
gaged in business here. But,
this is neither here nor there.
The petition had more than 4Q
signers who are bona fide resi
dents of the territory asking to
be incorporated, and the court
should grant their petition.
For the purpose of ascertain-.
ing the status of their residence
here, the county clerk has sent
out to a number ot signers 01
the petition whose residence was
in question, a list ot questions
for them to answ.er, relative to
their residence here. Among
other things, this list of the
county clerk's asks: Did you
sign the petition for incorpora
tion of Matiras? Have you filed
upon a homestead? If so, in
what section, township and
range? Do you claim your res
idence upon this homestead or
within the territory asking to
be incorporated in town of Mad
ias? A number of questions
are asked, and are perfectly
proper in an effort to ascertain
the status of the petitioners'
residence Among those to
whoiu these papers were sent,
however, were Sonie- of the
"pioneer fcitifcenS" of the town,
people who have had ho other
honle since Madras became a
community; Ana tins is true
of a majority of those to whom
the list of questions was sent.
Incorporation has been delay
ed for two months, but unless
the county court simply acts
arbitrarily in the matter, there
can be no question now of the
iiml action upon the petition,
since the thorough investigation
was made. Madras is entitled
to the benefits of incorporation,
and there is no reason to believe
that the petition of her citizens
will be denied, or that the
county court will arbitrarily de.
prive tnem 01 tuis rigur.
FORGE NAMES OF THREE
STATE LAND OFFICIALS
Desperate Means Taken in the Last
SALEM, Or., Deo. 11. More darlrjft
and mote extensive forgerlea have been
JiBcovered in the land-fraud casef,
showing that Horace MuKlnley and
.rf. A. D. Tutor, having lost nil hope of
escaping the penitentiary, entered up
on a BChemfe of forgery which they
could not hope to keep long from de
tection, and worked their . scheme
vigorously uud successfully In the last
three inontbB. It Is thought here that
the two land sharps have left thecouu
try and will uover be seen here ngaln,
unless brought hack by ektraditiou.
It is reported here that McKiuiey whs
last beard of In Japan.
Two bundles of forged certificates of
sale were received today, one this
mornfng disclosing nothing new ex
cept that tho signature of ex-Clerk
M, Ii. Chamberlalti had been orgod,
as well as that ot W. 11. Odell. The
other bundle or certificates was receiv
ed Me this aft ernoon and "brought to
light new sehemes for deception and
Krnta the last bunch of ransrs Clerk
G. G. Browfl dlsecVered that Finer not
ecly print! blank forme of luud-sale
oertlllontee, but printed blauk forms ot
Land'Onice receipts, upon "safety"
paper exactly like tU,t used in the
State Laud Crffle. He also nail letter
heads lithographed in exact duplicate
01 me leiioruemin 01 me xjhuu ihwi
and procured rufW stamps to fill in1
the blatikn in reolepta.
In other words, Tuter' provided him
self with a complete outfit for running
a Btate Land Ottlce, seal and all. Ilia
plat) ot procedure was as com plot 0 rte
he could make it. Ho would Ifsue
forged certificates exaotly like the
genuine ones tu datn, tmmes and land
de8orlled. Ho would then Issue re
ceipts showing that the purnhuse price
had beou paid. He would wrlto let
ters to himself, signing the name of
the present clerk, G. Q. Brown, stating
that tho certificates are valid and In
good standing, that payments have
been made as shown by receipt, and
that deeds will be issued when final
payment has been mads and he cer
Puter did not need any Btate Land
Oftloe help to transact his bushier.
He went in on a larfto scale, and a few
hundred dollars spent In printing,
having seals madn, etc., was a small
a flit I r In comparison. Ho or someone
of the gang forged tho names ot Odell,
Chamborlntn and G. G. Brown with
equal facility, and so well that the
forgery would not bo detected uulevs
looked for with care.
ThoStato Laud Board, at the request
of persons interested, will notdiscloBe
the Identity of the latest Vlcllmk but
ho has been apprised of his loss, so
that ht can take such steps as he niaj
bee fit to bring the Bwludlers to justice.
the lamia for which tho certificates
were forged are in Crook couuty, uud
are owned by tho Mouller Laud Com
pany, of Davenport, Iowa.
McKlnley passed through Madras,
going to Bend, about tho 5th of Octo
ber, and It Is probable that the latest
victim was in tow at this time.
These latest discoveries almost war
rant the assertion that a man cannot
beenrtulu he is holding valid state
land sale certificates, unless he knows
of his own personal knowledge that
they were issued from the State Laud
ofilee. The swindlers have stopped at
no expeuse that could aid their
How the gang of forgers could lu-
duce seal-makers, lithogtaphers and
printers to furnish tho material with
which to perpetrate thin fraud Is a
questiou the Btate Laud Board is ask
ing. Efforts will be made to locate
the persons who have thus been iudi-
rectly parties to the fraud, under cir
cumstances .which would at least
urouso their suspicion.
A few days ago dispatches from La
Crosse, Wisconsin, announced thatH.
Goddard was victimized by tho Puter-
McKl'nley gang to the extent of $200,-
000. It is believed in Land Olllce clr
oles that tble estimate is too high, for
some of the "certificates held by God
dard are known to be genuine. If
Goddard lost $200,000 the total amount
realized by Ibe forgers will approuch
$500,000, for the certificates were dis
posed of in all patts of the East.
. M. LANE
and Wagon Maker
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All Work Guaranteed
First class meals and beds,
Prloes reasonable. Head
quarters for all stage lines.
S. LARKIN, Prop.
FOR REPAIRING FINE SHOES
COMPLETE LINE OF HARNESS AND SAD
The best quality of Ropairing
A MILLION FOR COLUMBIA
Washington, Dep. ; Senator Fulton
conferred with General Mackenzie today
relative to estimates to he made by the
war department for the Columbia river
improvements. Mackenzie is working out
the details and will scale the amount as
closely as possible and still permit the im
provement to De carnea on acemcu
necessary by his department. This
amount will approximate $1,000,000, and
Senator r ulton ueiieves inai ne win secure
this amount in the sundry cival bill, which
unit hp framed bv the house annroDriations
committee after the Christmas holidays.
Wm. Brownhill was in town Wednes
day, and said that donation work would
ag3in commence this morning on the
North End Grade. All who are disposed
to help with this work are invited to come
and give their assistance.
.. , -
David C. Page, of upper Willow creek,
was in town yesterday.
First Sunday, morning and evuiiiim
Methodist Kplscop.il, ltov. J. K. Cralu.
Second Sunday, morning and ovcnlny,
Mennoiiito Urethral Nov. Cain, pastor.
Third Sunday. Morning and Evenlne,
M. 1!. Church, Rev. J. K. Craig, pastor.
Sunday schoof at 0 a. 111. each Sunday.
Mrs. J. K. Craig supcrlu undent.
Christinas tree will be held tiuturday
eveuing, Dec. 23.
MKTUOOI8T HIM. DISTRICT.
German M. . Church, Hcv. J. 0.
Moehring, pastor. Sunday school nt t.St
a. in., John IlnlTmnn, Sr., superintend
ent, Preaching services at 10.80 a. 111. unit
7.80 p.m. German school and Catechism
conducted by pastor Saturday at 2,00 p. 111.
Epwortu League, Sunday evening sit (V-lu.
Timber Lund, Art Juno .1, 1878.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office nt The DhUcm, Oregon,
March 25. 1005.
Kotlco Ifi hereby given Hint hi comj.llnnci
with the provision of the net of Cungrc 01
June 3, 1S78, entitled "An act for the ynlo of
timber lands In tho States of California., Ore
gon, Nevada, nnd Washington Torrltorr." hh
extended to all the pabllc land stated by act 01
August 4, 1802,
Kottlo h. UalvoMen,
of Ccntrollo, county of Lcwfi, utatc of Wat) -Ington,
lias this day filed In this office l.cr
sworn statement No. '2C92, for the purchnxe of
the lot 4, seu :w, lots 1, 2 nnd sec .11, tp 11 , r
10 c, iv in.
And will offer proof to show that the lam
sought is inoro valuable for its timber or sloii
than for agricultural purposes, and to cnIhIc
llsh her claim to said land before the Keglsler
and Receiver nt The Dalles, Oregon, on the
17th day of February, lWfi-
She names ns wit nouses: Maud Harrison,
f.ttclilln McNeil, Ciitlierlnu McNeil, John Cur
ry, of Ccntrallix, Washington; Joseph Orulniin
of tilsters, Oregon.
Any and all person claiming adversely tin
nbovu-descrlbed lands nra requested to II. t
their claims in this 011 or before said 17th day
of February, VXM,
Miciiaei, T. Noi.an,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of (1)0 Interior.
Land Office at Tho Dalles, Oregon,
November 14, 19ft".
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settlor lias tiled notice of his intentloi
to make final proof in support of Ills claim
and that said proof will bo made before Don I.
Kea, U, S. Commlsslonor, at his ofllcolnMad.
ras, Oregon, on January 6, 11)00, viz:
James A. Drown,
of Culver, Oregon, on Hi K. No. 8001, for tho 0
uwJi and wj ncJ4 soo 30, tp 12 s, r U 0, w m.
He names the following witnesses, to prove
nls continuous residence upon and cultivation
jf said laud, viz:
UJIIcaley, of Culver, Oregon: James Me
Mecn, Ncal Mflllgan and ltobcrt Armstrong, of
MICHAKL T. NOLAN,
, M'ELROY . BROTHERS I
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WATER-TANKS and GRAIN-RACKS y
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Prescription work a prlnolpal feature of tlil store, lo fiubstlttitlon.
Accuracy guaranteed. Mall order reoelve careful atteutlou, and d. i
liveled lu retura roalh
SELECT LINE OF PERFUMERY AND TOILET ARTICLES
M'TACGART & BYE
Deal For Two Weeks
Working and Drive Harness Collars, Harries
and Everything In the Harness Line,
Has re-opened with afinelijie
BUTTER, EGGS AND VEGETABLES
A. PIERSON, Prop., Madras, Ore.
Shoes, 23!arp.iQS, Strap
worlr. and all lclmds of
Xjeatlier "Work done neat
ly and. on olxort notice.
CRAMER & STEVENS, PROP'S.
Pipst-Class Wines, Uiqaos
HIGH GRADE CASE GOODS
Oor, Hfth and E Strfia.U
A. E. CROSBY
Cnrrlci a Comp.oto I.lno of flruuii, Medicine, Chpmlcl, Houeliold IKmW
DrnggliitV Hnndrlu nnd I'lioto Sujipllo. Country Mull Orilem I gl r Pff
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my upccUlty, Htryclinlne and Vat Uetroyern, Stock food ami J)ipol lBn
Agauty for Kutmau Kodakt, Uotlt 'Pbonoi. WHOLESALK ANP ItETAIU
pnT?. -nAT.T.ir.a " ' ORE
If you haven farm or lawn property
for sale, list It with the Madras Keally
Company, Madras, Oregon. Ofllcc in
I'ow unite BulldliiK, Madras, OruKolt,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
I)oiartinunt of tlio Interior.
Laud Ofllco at Tho Dnllc, OrcKOii,
November U, 1!HW.
Notice U hereby given that the follntvlngt
namodnettlorhBH tiled notice of bin Intention
to make final proof In nupport of hi claim,
and that ald proof will bv made before Won
I', Ilea, V H, Coinmlmloncr, nt hit ofllco In
Madrait, Oregon, on December 27, J005, vie :
K, Julius Tragllo,
pt Madra, Oregon, on II. K. No. 11.707. for (hu
lot 2, 8, and 04 wit vo 30, ti Jl , r J 0, w in.'
Me names the following wltnenu-N to provo
hit continuous resldcnto upon and vultlvntloti
of said land, lt;
Kred Henako, Charles Winters, Joe MrHah
and Louis Arensmoler, all of Malras, Oregon,
MICHAKL T, VOI.AX,
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(Jilt this Ollt, l"n i. '
sign and mull tej-P
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