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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 1906)
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A party of homo-Beekers ar
rived in Madras last Thursday
evening from Oklahoma, but
owing to the fact that they
could accomplish very little at
this Urne in the way of inspect
ing the country on account of
the stormy weather, they left
Saturday morning for Willam
ette valley points. They expect
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to return. to tins place later in
when told tlm(; they had
struck this section of Crook
county at its very worst season,
they stated that matters had
been shamefully misrepresent
ed to them by persons with
whom they had been in correa
pondenco relative to coming to
this section. It had been rep
resented to them that in this
section of the country it never
snowed; that it was so warm
one could work outside in his
Blnrt-slcoves all the year round;
and that for climate wo had
Florida so badly beaten that
that land of flowers looked, by
comparison, like a small sec
tion taken out of the Arctic cii-
clo. Coming here under these
impressions, it is not surprising
that they wera disappointed. to
find the country covered with
seveial inches of snow, nor that
they did not stop to inspect the
country While hero they were
told the true conditions that ex
isted as to climate and moist
tire, and they went away much
better satisfied than when they
Some of the party had dis
posed of their lands in Okla
homa, and had come to Con
tral Oregon with the view of
purchasing lands and locating
hero permanently. Others of
the party expected to sell their
real estate in Oklahoma if things
should proved satisfactory here,
and upon their decision in 'the
matter would depend the action
of quite a colony of their friends
in that locality. Those of the
party who had disposed of their
Oklahoma holdings became m
terestotlin what they learned of
the country surrounding Mad
ras and expressed their inten
tion of remaining here, but
others in the party who were
disgusted with the miaioprt'sen-
tationsthat had been made,
persuaded them to accompany
the party to the Willamette val-
loy uritil the weather in this
section would permit of a thor
ough inspection of the country.
The party was composed of 1).
L. McDaniol, J. E. Young and
J. Athorton, who came from
Rock, Oklahoma, and have their
families with them; W. 0. Hart
ley and Miss Evelyn Hartley,
from Ashland, Kentucky, but
who had been living in Okla
homa for four months, and T.H.
Kilnor who is from Texas. The
party, including children, num
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON', tHprt$gAY. N. 25 Ifflfc
The last issue of the Crook
County Journal publishes u long
ist of candidates for the vaii-
ous ofltces in Crook county to
be voted upon at the Juno ejec
tion, This list contains uotn
denioorats and republicans and
is-'rathor a list Of ' citizens of the
cYmnty who will' bo candidates
for their party nominations at
the primary olobtion on April 20.
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illY Ropublicans-B. F
fW of Pilndville.'fiatt OoU
?rinevillo, Hugh Lister
oi raunna, Frank Elkins of
Madras, J. S. McMeen of La-
monta, W. W. Brown of Heis
ler, W. T. E. Wilson of Sisters.
Democrats Jake Stroud, J. II
Crooks, Stroud Price and Med
Vanderpooi, all of Prineville.
Candidates for nomination for
County, Clerk; Republicans-
J. II. Ilaner of Prineville, and
unester W. Stdrr. Democrats
Warren Brown, Riley Cook,
both of Culver.
A GREAT MERCHANT DEAD
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Marshall Field, the great Chi
cago merohanp, died in New
York City on January 10, 1000,
of pneumonia.- Although one
of the country's richest men,
Mr. Field has in a large meas
ure escaped, the criticism to
which the immensely rich are
almost invariably subjected, and
probably no other,. of the con
spicuous fortunes of the coun
try is so free from the "taint"'
of corporate corruption or greed.
Mr. Field began .life on a farm
and at the age of 70 had amass
ed in the mercantile business a
fortune of more than a. hundred
millions of dollars. He was the
largest individual taxpayer in
the United States, having, paid
taxes 0ij over 40,000,000 last.i
year. He was never a specula-
tor, and it is noteworthy that
the death of this multi-million
aire, wnose wealth came to mm
through honest channels, has
caused no panio upon the stock
TRADED FOR WHEAT LAND
S. R. King of Cline Falls who
is a partner in the contract for
clearing 1000 acres of land on
Johnston ranch, is completing a
deal with W. F. Hammer, post
master at Haystack, whereby
Mr. King exchanges his land
under the Columbia Southern
ditch near Cline Falls for wheat
land which Mr. Hammer owns
n the Haystack country. The
at tor tract adjoins a homestead
which Mr. King has filed upon,
lence the trade. Mr. Hammer
will begin improving his Colum
bia Southern tract soon.
WORK ON UMATkLA
PROJECT BEGINS MAY I
The noveruraeiit will advertise for
bids for contracts on tho east Umatlllu
rrluatlon project wltliln CO days anil
actual work will besln May 1st, and bo
finished by April 1, V1007. The ditch
will bo 22 miles Hong cud begin about
ono mllo above Echo, whore a bedrock
dum will be put across tho Umatilla
river. More than 600,000 cubic yaras
arc to bo filled in at tho dam, besides
a conoreto core in tho center for. the
The dnm will bo CCO feet long at the
bottom. 2,000 foot long at tho top aud
07 foot high. Tho ditch will be 1& feet
wide nnd carry six feet of wntor to tne
reservoir eight miles north of J!.cno.
Umatilla county is Jubilant acd there
s no longer auy doubt of the project
going. Keul estate and otner ousiuofis
LlkES ACEHCV RiAI LAND
Joel Woods of Waitsburg,
Washington, vho Yisited with
ins daughter, Mrs. rfelson Grew
ell, on the Big Plain last week,
t 4i ft 1 ' n m
ieic Monaav lor nis nome. lie
was very much pleaded with
what he saw of the farming
country in this lopality, and ex
pressed the opinion that this
country had a great future
ahead of it. He says that on
Eureka Flar near Waitsburg,
conditions were at one time
somewhat similar to those which
exist here now, the farmers hav
ing to haul water for many
milesi but that in a few years
they began drilling for water,
and the. country now has suffi
cient water in wells running in
depth .from 60 to 350 feet. He
also says that tne sou tnere is
somewhat similar(in, appearance
to this soil, although appearing
lighter even than thisk. There is
jio section of Eastern Washing-
ten in which better crops are
produced, and lands in that
neighborhood are worth from
$50 to, $75 per acre.
Air. Woods farms on an ex
tensive sca'e, owning about4000
acres, less . tlian a lourtu oi
which is pasture lajid. He
divides his large farm, summer
fallowing over 1500 acres each
year, lie says mat 4)jtue ex
penses of farming in Eastern
Washington are less than any
other section he knows anything
aboutvand he believes that this.
will also apply to this section of
country when farming is done
NEEDS M OBSERVATORY
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W H E ATl
OUR NEW St GOODS, 'ARE HERE
Ladles' and Children's Hate, Caps-anci Bonnets
Buy a new Jacket. All going at tialf Prlco
Eyery mail needs a npw to Hat Com&.iii ai see dfa
Wo can fit you out l,n any kind of a Bait, from a
Sunday Suit to a Mackinaw,
BUY A NEW PA1& 0? SHOES
Before tlie -wet weatlxer
And Don't Forget We Sell a
Nice Clean Line of Groceries
LENA M. LAMB, Prop.
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MADRAS - . .. OREGON .
WE ,SJjLWL, AgricuIturalJjDiplements; MajMrttiry and Barbed Wire
WORK ON THE NORTH BANK
Arlington, Ore,, Jan. 18,,vvp, car
loads of draft horses anlvod here inei.
night from Montana and will be used
on the railroad oppoBlto this place.
They aro tj property of A. Cirunt,
who has followed railroad contracting
Hover tho Northwest for30ycars.
Mr, (J rant has tho contract for 20
miles opposite Arlington, aud at pros-
nt has 6()0tnon and 01) teams ai worn
jhoro. Ho IB putting men ami leunm
t work as fast a8 uiey arrive nun-.
Ieexpeots several more carloads of
horsoH this week. Rovon nuuureu
men, lo suyH, will ho horo tho latter
part of tho week from Minuwota and
ami Ne,lm8ka. 'Mr. Grant 'bpys all
ills suppuWm this town, aud rays hlu
raon iu oheoka ou tho Arliugtou bunk,
In answer tb a request sent in1
from Madras-that a voluntas
weather observatory be Estab
lished at this place, Mr. Beals.i
the forecaster in charge of the'
weather bureau for this depart-'
ment, informs us that there is'
an observatory of this kind ai
the Warmspring Agency, and;
the government does not make'
a practice of establishing them
within 20 miles of each other,
we will have to purchase our
own instruments for the taking
of weather records, Mr. Beale
ays that if we will purchase
the the instruments he will pub
lish the reports in the monthly
summary issued from the Port
land office, and he will also fur
nish report blanks and instruc
tions for keeping the record.
This is a very necessary es
tablishment for a farming com
munity such as this, and these
ecords would be of inestimable
value to us some day. The in
struments will cost about ijib.
including freight from Philadel
phia, and anyone in the com-
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munity wishing to subscribe 50
cents or more towards the pur
chase of these instruments will
please leave the money with
Don P. Rea a(t the ofllce of the,
Madras Townsite Company. A
carpenter has promised to do-'
.nato the supports required for
tho thermometers, a reliable cit
izen of Madras has promised to
accept the office of observer, and
tho smiill amount required from
each of the 35 or 40 progressive
farmers of this neighborhood!
will certainly be money spent;
in a good cause.
BOWLES k DERHAlM
on IDes Oirutes DESIrer
FIRST-CiLASS LUMBER AT. LOWEST
R 0 u gfi 1 ! 1 hi j e r rJ e I i v c (J Mat ra s '$ 1 3 . 5 0 P e r m .
!& Alljdlmerislcn lumber will be Fir If doslred at.sSme price. ii
SENp VLL ORDERS TO THE MILL
MADRAS, , - OREGON
The' Madras ' city incorponi-;
tion projeot wt"s turned 'down
by thtf Crook bounty court, We
Shaniko, Warehouse Company
OENERAL, STORAOE AND FORWAfcDINQ
Special attention toVool (adlng and Baling for Eastern s'hff
ments. Dealers in Blacksmith Coal, Lime and Builders' Material
of all kinds. Sulphur, Wool and Grain Sacks and Twine, Grain,
Flour 'and Feed. Highest price paid for Hides and Pelts. 8tock
Yards with all tho latest and best facilities for handling Stock.
. - Mark Goods Care oi
"S. W. Co."
T. G. CONDONJvTanage?.,
Stage & Stable Co.
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DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY
Speolal atteutlou given tocaVrilrig Express Matter.
Fare $4.50; Round tripif $8.
Agent at MADEAS HOTEL,
! The - Madras - Pioneer
: $1.50 PER" YEAR
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