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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1906)
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON; THURSDAY. JAN. 11, 1906;
cards. TO RENT GOVERNMENT
LAND TO SETTLERS
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lo grant grazing privileges to
homestead settlers and owners
if utrt'ill fnrmu In (ln irS1
DEHTIb I regions of the west.
General Land Commissioner
V. A. Uiolmrda, whon asked if
lie hjfd Fcen Ohairmnn Lacey's
bill and if ho approved of it,
said that he had not seen it and
did not know what it was, but
ho approved of it. flo explain
'd his apparent anomalous po
sition by telling this now telo
phono story. A young man had
b'on courting a young woman
for Homo time and was too bash
ful to propose. Ilo finally con
i luded to ask her by telephone-
to marry mm. Ho called her
up and said, "I icvo you very
much and wish to marry you
will you have me?"
She answered immediately
"Yea, who is this, please?"
mcuaius wouiu approve o
.my leasing bill, for ho thinks a
law authorizing tho leasing o
the vacant public domain would
solve many of tho vexatious
(roblt?ni8 now existing in refer
ence to tho uao of tho public
ands of tho west.
Representative Lacey's bil
recites that its purpose is to
i?ivo to tho homestead settlers
and holders of small farms the
opDortunitv. in tho arid roeion
to improve, uso and protect the
irrnss upon tho public domain
in tho vicinity of their holdings,
so as to prevent tho further do
ttiiioratiou and the mouopoliz
ing of tho range by tho owners
of largo herds of livestock,
Ii provides that portions of
i ho arid lands, not capable of
nigation, may bo leased for
uoek raising purposes, subject
to tho right of entry and settle
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AW M I That leases shall run for a po
nun ui noi exceetiuig uvu yeurs,
and shall bo limited to 3200
acres to any ono person. They
sjiall only bo made to actual
homestead settlers or to free
holders whoso lands aro in the
vicinity of the Innds to be
Tho leasing charges shall be
recrulated bv..the secretary of
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NJteMer JIJr Meat Market
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tl. Vumitt, MM. Chillier
NO. 3861 .
Fiist National Bank
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$j5-!&& vl5lona witiff to minerals, reg
ir.n illations permitting fencing of
LAND CO. leased lauds, right of way
across leased lands, oto. It pro
vides that tho leasing nut shall
not be put in operation in any
state or territory until its legis-
aturo shall by resolution re-
ouest such action. .Also that re
ceipts wising from the leases
shall bo set aside as an irriga
tion fund to bo expended in tho
state or territory in which tho
samo shall bo qoll.eoted.
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Stable ho. io.
Ctlvc July 8, m(
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GREAT CHICKEN INDUSTRY
Petalumn, Oalll'ornIA, .with a
population of 4000 people and
1,000,000 chickens, has bijou re-
ooghized at Inst by the national
government as a great place.
experts or tno departmont oi
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'"Minn iij,)y (0
hjFnuioiaoOj lefoiTing to it as the
rum nuno oi uie uuickoii nmuo-
has a chicken hatchery, accord
ing to tho department, that is u
whopper. It is probably th
iiwyi-Bi, in mo worio. in tno in
cubator house 80,000 eggs are
m all stages of incubation, lor.
it should bo understood, that
tho chicken m'tm of Potaluma
don't think of hatching chick
ens by tho hen. Not 1-100 of 1
per cent is brought up that way
A ton of feed is usee at each
feeding time in this liatchery
and electric cars aro used to
carry feed, wash water and the
eggs from building to building;
About 3000 eggs aro laid daily
Water is furniohed by a system
of pipes city fashion. The iloors
are all of concrete and the whole
institution may bo whitewashes
in three hours by the use o
The expertB find that only
White Leghorns belong to the
"upper 400." This upper class
has shown a special adaptabil
ity for tho conditions obtaining
in this locality, and tho Barred
Plymouth Rocks and the Brown
Leghorns aro back numbers, not
moving in tho best society.
Tho department finds that the
sandy loam about Petaluma is
the proper thing for the chicken
industry. The eggs go to San
Francisco to make up tho large
government orders and for ship
ment to Alaska, Hawaii and tho
PRINEYILLE TAKES NOTICE
Troolc rountjr Journal.
E. E. Gordon, chief engineer
of the Great Southern, and W.
F Nelson, ono of tho officials of
the railroad company, have
been in Madras this week col
lecting data regarding the conn
try in that vicinity. Al e in
formation pertinent to railroad
construction has been collected,
and the two are on their way to
this city, making an invostiga
tion of the country between here
It is understood that the rail
road officials will arrive, hero to
night to look over tho city and
vicinity and investigate the leas
ibihtv of a southward route
throuch Swartz canyon. As
soon as they arrive the Bust
Hess League will in all proba
bllity moot and furnish them
with suoh' information as they
Juniper Wood is Valuable.
Laidlaw Chronicle; The burning of ihe
juniper limber as is being practiced here
by many who are clearing land, is to be
regretted and the time is not far distant
when this will be fully realized. Recent
tests go to show that this timber which
has heretofore been, considered without
commercial value will soon be in good de
mand and the moment that proper trans
portation facilities are at hand there will
be n market value on this wood that will
be far in excess of the,, cost of properly
taking care of it while the land is being
There are only a few bodies of juniper
timber left in the United States and a
good part of these are of the scrubby
order and there arc none that can excel
that of Western Crook County and
especially that on the west side of the
This wood being susceptible to a high
jolish and when properly seasoned of n
very tough fiber fits it admirably to be
used in furniture finishing and especially
where the natuml color is desired, but
aside from this th:re arc many things for
which U can be used successfully, bui
ossibly the greatest demHnd will come
rom the manufacturers of lead pencils as
investigation shows that il cannot be
beaten for this purpose.
A "Hard Time" oahtl If to be given
at the school house foty he benefit of the
(strict on Saturday tvrning, January so.
A prize is to be given for thr most typical
mid time rostums.
THE RUSH TO CROOK BEGINS 4:4
H II 1 I
, Crook Conhly Jpurnal
"I have taken more home
stead applications today than I
have for several months past,"
sa:d County Clerk Smith Tues
day. "It is only an indication
of the rapid settlement which
will take place in this section
of Oregon during tho present
year. This office is leceiving
many inquiries from persons
representing eight or 10 fami
lies, and settlement of Crook's
acres will be made this year in
colonies if indications are worth
Tho present year no doubt
will be a record breaker for
urooK county, inquiries are
coming not alone to the county
clerk, but to other county offi
cials, commissioners and busi
ness men. These requests for
information are not conlined to
any one particular district in
the East, letters being constant
ly recoived from sections both
east and west of the Mississippi
river. Even Texas contains
some prospective Crook county
residents, and the Dakotas,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois,
and Iowa, aro all in line to swell
the local population during the
coming months. The effect of
the irrigation companies' liberal
advertising and that which the
county has received through
other sources is being felt,
and greater population and set
tlement will bo the ditectresults.
HERMANN'S TRIAL 11 FEB'Y
The Supremo Court of tho District of
Columbia has overruled the demurrer
to tho Indictments lu the cases charg
ing Frederick A. Hyde, Jjhu A. Ben-
Moti, HeLry 1. Dlmond and Joseph H.
Schneider with conspiracy to obtain
public lands by fraud. It was con
tended by tho defendants that the in
dictments were defective iu Improper
ly joining 42 difft-reut and Independ
ent conspiracies and that the indict
merits were generally indefinite. All
points raised by the defendants were
It has been decided by tho Govern
ment to commence tho trial of Blngor
Hermann iu the courts hero Immedi
ately upon the conclusion of the Beav
ers and Greeno trial, which will be
about February 15. The Hermaun
trial will bo followed by the trial of
the Hyde-Benson case.
Attorney Ileuey expects to leave
Washington for the west in a few uuys
to remain until the Hermann ease is
OUR NEW FALL GOODS ARE HERE
Ladies' and Children's Hate, Caps and Bonnets
Buy a new Jacket. All Koing at Half Prico
Eyery man needs a new Fall Hat, Come in and see Onrs
We can fit you out In atiy kind of a Suit, from a
Sunday Suit to a Mackinaw.
BUY A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
Before tlie wet weatlier
Ana won t forget we ben a
Nice, Clean Line of Groceries
LENA M. LAMB, Prop.
I AT THE OLD STAND.
! Horseshoeing, Blacksmithing, Wagonmaking
I F. J. BROOKS, Madras, Ore. f
i WE 'SELL Agricultural Implements, Machinery and Barbed Wire
tAt ?ftf TT"' PffT
iOWLES & DERHAM Sawmill
on IDes Clxixtes ZEBrver
FIRST-CLASS LUMBER AT LOWEST PRICES
Rough lumber delivetl at Madras $13.50 Perm.
All dimension lumber will bo Fir if desired at same price.
SEND ALL ORDERS TO THE MILL
ZDa.i2.3r ZMZail, I3. O- Address,
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This is No Snake .Story.
Kred Fisher has ix little pets in his
rtell which Jie says he wouldn't swap for
160 acres of land in the middle of the
townsite of Fisherville. These are six
small water frogs. Their oiigin is un
known, but as far as Mr. Fisher knows
ihey first saw the light of day about u year
ago when he struck water in the well on
his place. At a depth of 90 feet he had
failed to find water and his was still work
ing in solid basalt rock. A big blast ol
powder was put in, and when it had been
touched off and the smoke had cleared
away, they went down and found the six
little frogs, which Mr. Fisher says the
blast had liberated from a prison of solid
.... 1 r .
stone. There was no evidence 01 any
crevice through which they nugth have
come, though this blast also gave Mr.
isher his first water in the well, two or
iree small streams about the sue of a
stiaw coming out ot the otherwise nppar-
nily solid wall of stone.
The origin of these frogs is a mystery
although there h.-iye been other instances
in which frogs or lizards have been found
at great depth in apparently solid rock.
A neighbor of Mr. Fisher's found a toad
under similar circum&tances at a depth of
over fifty feet. The frogs found by Mr.
isher anncar like any other small water-
froes. and thev seem to enjoy their free
dom, making themselves very much at
home in the well, wncrc nir. i isiicr
frequently climbs down 93 feet ol ladder
to visit them.
The presence of tlie trocs in uie wen
all iho more difficult to account forlrom
tho fact that this is a frogless 'country, the
DrejenWDf frogs v evertvsi)n the surface of
the Eroiind being unknown,
Shaniko Warehouse Company
QENERAL STORAGE AND FORWARDING
Special attention to Wool Grading and Baling for Eastern ship
ments. Dealers in Blacksmith Joal, Lime and Builders' Material
of all kinds. Sulphur, Wool and Grain Sacks and Twine, Grain,
Flour and Feed. Highest prico paid for Hides and Pelts. Stock
Yards with all tho latest and best facilities for handling Stock.
Mark Goods Care of
"S. W- Co."
T. G. CONDON, Manager.
Cornet! Stage & Stable Co.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY
special attention kIvgii to carrying Express Mattpr.
Fare $4.50; Round trip,$8.
Agont at MADRAS HOTEL.
The Madras - Pioneer
$1.50 PEft YEAR
TWg oily of White Leghorns