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MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. FEB. 1, 1906.
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NORTHERN PACIFIC DOES
well iht Washington
Tho Northern Pacific's recent
annual report phowed that great
railroad to be in a splendid con
dition, and to be doing a far
larger volume of l)U8int?88 than
over before, ho that Mr. Hill can
well aflbrd lo hjnt if not Hpecifi
cally to wontiao, us he has
dotte several times during the
past year, that rates would from
time to time bo reduced in the
future, as they have been jn tho
A gratifying feature of this
report not only to the people of
the state of Washington, but to
those of Oregon also, is the pro
poition of business handled in
our neighbor state. With a
totul mileage of 5,070 miles, the
Northern Pacific has 1,5135 miles
of track in Washington. This
is 27 per cent of its entire mile
age. With gross earnings of
$50,771,070 for the whole sys
torn, its earnings in Washington
were $14,lil2,U04, or nearly 28
per cent of tho total. To about
the same degree the receipts
from passengers and freight in
Washington have exceeded the
average for the entire system
Tho average receipts for carry
inir passengers per mile were
2,320 cents, while for tho whole
road the average was 2,231 cents.
On freight Washington paid the
company .870 of a tent per ton
mile, whilp the system as a
whole collected only .8B2 of a
cent. The lines in Washington
carried a disproportionately
large share both of passengers
and freight. Out of 5,142,891
fare-paj'ing passengers on the
whole line, the Washington
passengers numbered 2,117,529.
Out of li,0U8,780 tons of revenue
producing freight for the sys
tern, the Washington lines
carried fi.2Q4.100 tons, Of
course, a large pnrt of this traf
fic, both passenger and freight
was interstate business.
No wonder, in tho fnpe of this
showing, that Mr. Jill is in love
with Washington, and appre
ciative of its great resources and
rapid development, nor that,
knowing Oregon to be an equal
ly resourceful state, he at last
broke loose from the "traffic
arrangement between gentle
man," the division of territory
agreement, and invaded Oregon,
lie will soon have a terminus in
Portland, and we may be sure
that ho will not stop with get-
geting into this city ovor the
natural and best route, but will
invade other parts of Oregon.
Ho understands tho Pacific
northwest thoroughly, and that
Oregon is or can bo made as
good a state in which to do bus
iness aB Washington.
Prinovillo Review: Tho First
National bank has moved into
Us now quarters in the stone
building. Removal was made
tho first of the week. The build
ing would bo a credit to any
TO DEVELOP POWER.
The Pilot Butte I)evelopment
Company, by A. M. Drake, pres
ident, filed notice of appropria
tion with tho ntato engineer last
week for 2000 cubic feet a sec
ond of the water in the Bos-
chutes river at 13uitd, Oregdn, for
olebtrio power mid other pur
poses, This Is in accordance with tho
plan of luis comiutriy tti erect n
dtttii ttt tibud wlUoU Wit iiu-
pound tho waters of tho' Des
chutes in a reseivoir coveting
about 00 acres. Tho reservoir
is to bo used to store logs for u
big sawmill. This is the only
place where logs can be stored
in a mill pond near Bend. Tho
fall obtained by the erection of
the dam will furnish aboitU500
horsepower, which uill be Uffcd
to develop electric power for use
in mills and factories at Bend
and for other purposes.
Z,F. MOODY FILES ON WATER
Ex-ttovernor ?.. V. Moody filed notice
of an appropriation for electrical power
pin poses ol sooo cubic feet a second of
the water in the Deschutes river.
The proposed dam and reservoir is to
be located near the mouth of the Des
chutes, in Wasco and Sherman counties,
The water filed on will develop about
During the past three months there
have been a number of filings made in
different parts of the state on the water in
rivers and mountain streams. There is
reason to believe that the same financial
interests arc back of many of these filings.
The reservoir of the power project filed
on in the State Engineer's oflice this
morninK is to be located on land belong
ing to Mr. Moody.
Central Oregonian: As an
illustration of what may be pro
duced on a dry land farm in this
part ol Central Oregon, with
proper management, look at the
Prader place, in the Summer
lake region; under the immedi
ate supervision of G. J. Wood
urd. For years before Mr.
Prader got the pjace it had been
considered almost worthless, a
number of persons having tried,
but with indifferent success to
make it pay. There were last
year raised on the farm 4,500
bushele of barley 140 tons of al
falfa hay, and 17,000 pounds of
potatoes, bringing in an income
of something like $4,400,.not a
bad showing for one season.
We cite this merely as an
instance to show how badly
some folks may be fooled in
their estimate of the productive
possibilities of a piece of dry
Oregonian: The "Holy Roll
ers," after having been disband
ed in this state through the im
prisonment of their leader and
placing some of their more de
mented victims in tho insane
asylum, have broken out in
Walla Walla. W lth rant tmd
shout and groveling on tlte
ground, they have driven one
woman insane and caused her
ohildren to come to ovil plight.
The authorities should not pal
ter with tho leader of these un
seemly antics, but should deal
with him promptly as a dan
getous man, guilty of and incit
ing to disorderly conduct. The
small colony of these religious
fanatics would speedily disrupt
if their leader was restrained
The building of the North bank road
down the Columbia is resulting in tnc
establishing of a number of new towns
along the route, the latest of these being
the townsite of Roosevelt, just across the
river from the old town of Arlington, and
which was platted last Saturday. A
choice corner lot m tlie new town nas
jeen deeded to President Koosevelt, ami
the deed conveying the lot in tne town
bcaiing his name has been forwarded to
tho President. It each of the new towns
along the North bank road should prove
equally generous; the President would
soon becoihe bankrupt paying recording
l.'-mir Tvlnrlt 1111(1 JuHSO Huftor Of
Liiltllnw and Oor Joliimon of I(aho
worn in town over "Weenesdny nlgtit.
Mr. Murk la In tho dairying business
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Postowure out unnuuuuiuK """iuu
bull for ilio l'lth of Felinmry.
iinni to the wife of. Fred Killiiwbcck &
girl oh jttnunry 3$, ipofiv
' IN fflE LAND LAWS
Repeal of Timber and Stone Act to be
From,timo to time sit recent
sessions of Congress attempts
have been made to bting about
certain needed reforms in the
public land laws, but these at
tempts have been blocked and
the only reform of any import
ance which has been accom
plised Vas the repeal of the law
permitting lieu land selections.
At the present session of Con
gress, however, prospects of im
portant legislation i,n the way
of land law reforms are good,
and .tis highly probable that
those land laws responsible
for the tremendous) land frauds
which have been unearthed in
Oregon and other states will be
either wiped off the statute
books by repea1 , or so modified
as to meet the urgent demand
being made for reform. Among
the proposed reforms will be the
Repeal of the timber and
Appraisal of timber and sale
at auction under rules to be
made by Secretary of Interior.
No land chiefly valuable for
timber to be patented under
commutation clause of home
Desert Land claimants to
show that they take land foi
own benefit, arid have made no
agreement to sell uliiitrtg o be
limited to 60 acres instead ot
320 as at present; actual resi
dence of at least two years to
be required; actual production
of valuable crops on one-fourth
of area, and actual irrigation to
Commutation clause of home
stead to be repealed, or to be so
amended as to become effective
only after three years actual
Agricultural land withit
forest reserves to be opened foi
agricultural land entry.
Grazing districts to be re
served by Presidential procla
matiori: Secretary of Interior to
classify ad appraise grazing
vplue, appoint officers in care of
each district, collect fee fo
grazing permits, and mtikeregu
lations; regulations to aim a
largest permanent occupation
by actual settlers."
It is impossible yet to predict
what action will be taken by
Congress when these reform?
are proposed, but it is likeh
that the recommendations ofth
Public Land Commission ap
pointed two. years ago by the
President, will be followed.
Western congressmen have been
opposed to the repeal of the
commutation clause ot tm
homestead law, for the reason
that its repeal would retard th
developementof the great West
It is a fact recognized by a I
that tho first settlers in an
country are rarely permaneir
residents. Thoy flock in when
the rush comes, take up a home
stead and by a bare complianct
with the law acquire title, t
sell later to the farmer who hit.
been crowded out of tho middh
West by the high price of land
and has come further out in
search of a home. The position
has been taken that tho soonei
the first settler can dispose of
his homestead, the sooner will
the country pnss into tho handu
of actual farmers. It is this
view of it which lias defeated
any attempt to repeal the
tCUiiulUded t)U VH 8)
OUR NEW FALL GOODS ARE HERE
LadleH' and Children's Hats, Caps at)d Bonnets
liuy a new Jacket. All' going at IJalf Price
Eyery man needs a new Fall Hat, Come in pit see Onrs
We can fit you out it) any kind of a Suit, from a
Sunday Suit to a' Mackiuaw.
BUY A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
Before tlxe -wet -wesutlxer
Ancj Don,t Forget We Sell a
Nice, Clean Line of Groceries
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I ' AT THE OLD STAND
! Horseshoeing, Blacksmjthing, Wagonmaking !
! F. J. gBQQKQ,' Madras, Qre.
J(.E S(Tl AgripylTural Implements Maphinery and Barbed Wir
GOWLES & DERHAM Sawmill
on IDes Olru-tes ZESiver
FIRST-CLAS? LUMBER. AT L.OWEST PRICES
Rough lumber delived at Madras $13.50 Per m,
fej Air dimenslcn liirnber will be Fir If desired at same price, tsK p
SEND ALL QRDERS TO JHE MILL
IDail3r IMil, !F. Q. Address,
Shaniko Warehouse Company
OENERAL.STORAQE AND FORWARDINjQ
Special attention to Wool Grading and Baling for Eastern ship
ments, Dealers in Blacksmith Coal, Lime and guilders' Material
of all kinds. Sulphur, Wool and Qrain Sacka and Twino, Grain,
Flour and Feed. Highest price paid for Hides and Pelts. Stock
Yards with all the latest and best facilities for handling Stock.
Mark Goods Caro of
S. W. Co."
Cornett Stage & Stable Go.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY
Special attention given to carrying Express Matter.
Fare $4.50; Round trip, $8.
.Agent at MADEAS HOTEL.
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G. CONDON, Manager.