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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1907)
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. APRIL 25, 1907.
WHEAT, HOGS, EGGS,
BUTTER or PRODUCE
You have to sell
WE PAY YOU THE HIGHEST PRICE
SHIPMENT OF SAGERATS
U. S. COMMISSIONER
Trv our SUGAR
From now on wc will
sell only that
Will Be Sent to Pullman.
rjlt. HAROLD Or.ARKU
ah xim; of Dental Work nt reasonable prices.
TO BE INOCULATED WTH DEADLY VIRUS
LENA M. LAMB
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0 C. COLLVER
Suapoptlblllty Will Bo Tested
Poot May Bo Wlpod Out Noxt
Season By Flold Work
Ah requested by Mr. U. 13,
his recent letter,, published
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ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
Flro Insurance, Ufo Instiritiico, Surety Ilpndi
RcHl r.np, Cunveyniiclni;
Kick, butter, oaoa
rjn. A. A. BURRIS
J, VV, LIVINGSTON, Proprietor
and Rigs. First-class Service given to
Dlsenscs cured without drugs or surgery
iy magnetic osteopatliy, the now sconce
of druuleifs lieallng. Chronic cases
MH'cliiitv. Consultation free.
IScferences given to prominent parties of
week's Pioneer, lip v be furpishod
With flfty or more live BpcclmenH of the
sage ntt of thiH locality atoncci the rats'
being gathered together now lor ship
ment by express Saturday morning. A
number of sinall boys on Agency Plains,
iih wej as Heveral littlo fcllowH in Mad
ras, lmyo been busy thin week, catching
sage rats, and Saturday tho rats will be
iKJxed and provided with food, and
started upon their way. Mr. Piper will
hho these rats for making tests with the
virus which ho has been using in tho
inoculation of tho ground squirrels of
EaHtcm Washington, which ho believes
are about tho name as our sage rat, The
virus haH proved very successful in the
tests with the around squirrel, and this
yesir flchl experiments arc being made.
Tho little fellows who arc catching the
sage rats have become quite expert in
snaring them, They uso n long string
only, making n loop about tho burrow of
the sage rat, and when tho rat sticks his
hcadoutof tho burrow the string
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ugiiicneu ami mo rat necomes a cap
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.ir. j-iper 11ns occn aKCi to give an
occasional report of the progress of his
laboratory testa with the caged sago rats
and these rcjwrts will be published
NEW R. F. D. ROUTE
PHILLIPS'S DAM BREAKS
Sorvo Agency Plains Country
Willow Creek Transformed Into
$J000 IS RESULT-
Watr stored In Reservoir
To Irrigate This Season's
A second rural free delivery route out
of Madras will probably be established
at once, tho government inspector of Jl.
F. 1). KoutCB being hero to make a per
sonal inspection of the route today.
Upon hjs report will depend the estab
lishment of the route, and as there aro
moro than the required number of heads
of faipilios who wilj rcccivc.mail by the
new 11. v. v,. route, tliere is no question
that tho report of the Inspector will bo
TJio new rural free delivery extends
north from Madras and takes in the
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signers on the pctitibn', asking for the " "'"W 1U'JK "
creation of he 011(0, whiclTi's about 25 mile above Jndyas gave -y;ay luut Ion;
miles long. The petition was forwarded day morning, and for two hours or m.prq
to the department at Washington some Willow Creok assumed liood proportiops,
months ago by John Wagenblast, since rising higher than it has before at any!
which timo there has been no action time during the Winter. The dam was"
taken in tho matter until two weeks built on the ranch of A. p. Phillips for
Will Repair Dam at Once
ago, wlien benator 1'Ulton was cpm.mu
nicated with and took the matter up
with the department. ' With (he report
of he inspector in, prompt action will
be taken by the dcjiartment and tho
establishment of tho new route will
unquestionably soon be announced..
RUSH FOR TIMBER CLAIMS
REPORT THAT MAIL CONTRACT IS LET
Oflicu In Loucks UtiWding
Tlio report is current hero that
tho Department has awarded the
contract for carrying tho mail from
Shaniko to Bend, by way qf Madras, to
the Uend-Madras-Shaniko Stage Com
pany, and the new service will be in
auguraieu at once, 1110 new service
will bo for tho offices at Youngs, Mud
ras, Warmsprings, Culver. Redmond.
Tho Cirol Maiinncil nonl, r'aiclIawa?ul Roml nml tl,0H0 onices
I llU III 01 llallUlldl PallA will receive their mail several hours
earlier on account of the change. The
II. . Aixk.s', J'resldcnj.
T. M. im.mvix, Cashier.
Wtix Wci!ZWKii.Eit Vleo Vittt,
H. t!ALD4rtN, Asst. Cashier.
NO. 3851 .
OF PRINEVILLE. OREGON
Capital, Surplus nnd I'ndlvldeil
Ladies' Fine Haberdashery
P I n . j I J. J 1 -i. 1 : .
S OLJ IIIUSl 1 1 1 JUIV- l.'O- uuu 1 1 a a wj i a p-a a w
er shipped into Eastern Oregon. Over 5000
ess Goods and
vu.uiuiuery, ucils, laces, gloves
k' WjIips. I
curlers, puff boxes, talcum bowls
Plaid suitings, dimities, batistes, linens and
numerous other kinds of dress goods
Mcrsalanc, chambrays, percales, ginghams
and calicoes in all colors
armspnng schedule will probably not
be changed, as that office is served bv
branch from Madras, makinir round
trip each day.
i no coiuraci mr me now service was
advertised and bids called for on March
oth, but owing to the blockade of tho
mails during February, sufficient notice
was not given, and no contract was
awarded under that advertisement,
New bds were called for, apd the West-
side stage company were the successful
bidders. The mail under the new ser
vice w ill reach Madras in the morning,
probably between threoand four o'clock
during tho summer months. Returning
mails to Mianiko will leave here at
about three o'clock in tho afternoon.
Tho new service Will bo very satisfactory
to the patrons of this office.
Inquiry by phono of tho postmaster
at Shaniko fajlcd to secure ofiicial eon-
n a al. . . , .
urmaiiou 01 me report mat the new
service has been created, but tho infor
ination may liavo come m private ad
vices to interested bidders.
Shaniko, Or,, April 10. -.nrgc parties
of both mop and women have been ar
riving daily fqr the last ten. days on
their way to the interior in a mad rush
for timber claims, While there are a
few chums still vacant in tlio Ashwopd
and Fossil districts, tliere are not many
desirable properties left, as they have
been culled and reculled, and some of
A,. 1 1 .
mem nave even Keen cut over uy un
scrupulous sawmill men and the best of
the timber removed.
It is feared by mapy that the timber
and stone act will be repealed next ses
sion of Congress, and those who have
been unable to use their right heretofore
are anxious to do so before tho act ic
repealed or the claims are taken, hence
their willingness to accept inferior
claims to none at all,
Timber cruisers aro aware of this fact
and arc making hay while tho Sun
shines. Every degree of sentiment is
expressed by the applicants on their
return from the timber, pome being
happy at the thought ot future riches to
be derived from tho sale of their timber,
which they invariably expect will sell as
soon as they make proof to their claims;
others who failed to find timber to suit
them, think tlity have a kick
and are not slow to
the purpose of storing water for irriga
tion purposes, and the reservoir was
full when the break occurred. The
damage to Mr. Phillips was about $1000,
and there was little other damage donq
by the flood. The high -water washed
the fence from one side of the .Tohr
McTaggart lots bordering tjhe creek) but
the damage was slight.
Mr. Phillips built jhp dnm across.
Willow Creek something over a year,
ago, irrigating a portion'of his land from,
the reservoir last season. This seaso
there was a creat deal more water
stored up, and he was just getting ready
to seed quite a large tract to alfalfa',
which would have been irrigated from,'
this reservoir later. The dam which '
backs the water ip and forms tho rcscr;
voir is about seven hundred feet long.
Few people realized the amount of
water which had been stored, until the
dam gave way and the flooding of Wil
ow Creek was witnessed. The crcek'a
banks were full, and it required several
hours for the water tq run off. Thjj
rushing water made a roaring noise jike,
a full-sized waterspout, and many peo
ple were along the creek bank, watching,
the flood. It was thought that the
bridge across Willow Creek would gOj
but although it was weakened it with
stood the force of the flood.
Last Winter when the. crpek was at its,
highest it was expected daily that tho
Phillips dam would give way, but it
withstood the heavy floods, althpugli
the reservoir contained fully 'a f'pot
more vater than it had in it at the time.
the lreak occurred.
J. 0. JOHNSTON DEAD
Comjiihi'h. 0.. Anril 22. John O.
Johnston, president and general mana
ger ot tne coiutnuus lias Fuel Com
pany, fell dead yesterday at the tele
phone in his home, lust after ho had
finished a conversation with his family
physician, making an appointment.
Thq break in the dam is about 150 foot
express it. Tele- wide, and Mr. Phillips expects, tq repaid
it at once. Tlie greatest Iqss which ho
wm suiter is from the losg of the water,
but by repairing the dam prppiptlv
w" vuiuii nujiu n ioi oj wuttsr 1U
Willow Creek for use this seasop. The
amount qf water which he had stored
before the break woubl have been suffi
cient for irrigating quite a largo tract,
during the entire season.
Mr. Johnston was formerly vice-presi
dent and general manager of tho Des
chutes Irrigation A Power Company
and spent a considerable portion of his
lime for several years at Bond, looking
after the interests of his company. It is
reported that ho recently disused of
his interests in the D. I. & P. Company
to Portland stockholders. He owned
other interests in this county however,
chief among them beiinr a 1000-aero
irrigated ranch near Rend. He was one
of the promoters of the Central Oregon
Transportation Company, which con
structed tho auto lino from tho Bolter
placoon Trout Creek to Bond.
DRINKS WOOD ALCOHOL
Emily Johnson, Dies From, Poisoning
Fine Handmade Harness
STRIKES WATER AT 23 FEET
lcesare way down at rock bottom. Remem
yur cash register checks, they are valuable
When In need of harness call
and see my full lino of lituul
mude heavy, medium and
light harness. Mudo from tho
Best California Oak Tanned arness Leather wiy of water at a depth of 2:1
ah ai.in.i.. n .Mr. Craig tliinks he has struck a
A Full line of whips, Bridles
and Halters, Harnofs n n d
Always o n Hand. 8bbo
Ropulring. All work neatly
nun promptly (loim
b. s. larkih, Madras, or.
ROBINSON and CO
BAY PERCH EROIM, NSTALLI0N
Will ninkotho sonson until July 20
as follows: At Muilrus, Mondays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, At
JjvIo it Urowu's Tuesdays and
Wednesdays, At Sagebrush Spgs.
Wednesday nfteruonn, Friday at
THUMN: 55 single service; $10
ho'ikuii; 115 to Insure,
il Peter Marnach, - Owner
6. E. Craig is in town today from
Sago Brush Springs. Ho has just fin
ished sinking a well on his place, with a
hand drill and says that ho got a lino
terranean lake, as all efforts to lower
tho water in the well failed, Tho drill
ed holo is only four inches in diameter,
and ho put in a largo pump and attach
ed it to his windmill, but tho water' Avas
not lowered in tho holo at all. Ho owns
tho land upon which tho Sago Brush
spring is located, but says that ho does
not ininic tno welt water comes from
tho sanio source, as it is so much cooler
than tho spring.
Emily Johnson, a domestic oipploycd,
in the home of Dr. Jwchol at Bond, died
ou AYednesday of last week from tho
effects of drinking a small bottlo of
wood alcohol. She was addicted to tho
drink habit, and while Dr, Juchol and
his family were away Tuesday evening,
she drank the wood alcohol out of a
email bottlo which Dr, Nichol used for
lighting his gas lamp. When tho empty
lwttlo was found, inquiry was made of
tho woman to ascertain if sliOhad
drunk the alcohol, and it was explained
to her that death would result if sho had
and if no steps were taken to savo her.
Sho.at first denied but later admitted
drinking the contents of tho bottle. Two
other physicians were called in, and
with tho assistance of Dr, Nichol an
offort was made to savo her, but tho
woman died on Wednesday afternoon.
BUILD WACONROAD TO C. & E.
CREEN HOTEL CHANCES HANDS
Tho Laidhiw Development Leaguo haH
taken up tho matter of securing a good
wagon road from Laidlaw to Detroit, tho
present terminus of tho Corvallia &
Eastern Railroad, and tho various inter
ests of that town aro being canvassed, to
SCO what can bo dono towards raining n.
J. W. Livingston has leased tho Green subscription for tho nurnoso. At ii-'
Hotel and expects to take charge of it cut tho Laidlaw travel and irnhrlif. nil
about May 4tht Ho has also bought tho 80n to tho Columbia Southern at
furnishings of tho hotel from J, A. Shaniko, a dtstanco of about eighty
Mossingerof Hillsboro, who owns tho miles. Tho road to tho terminus of tho
hotel. .Air. Livingston'Hlleaso is for two Corvallls win ,m
years ........... ouuiiuu um
Mr.' Livingston expects to conduct a ,U"tm,C0 llhly 30 miles, but thq
flrst-elaHS hotel, and sava that ho will wnS rot"1 to Detroit would not bo
try to make tho Green llotol mm nf dm unvtlilnelik-o nu Im,.i a ..i
best littlo hotels in tho interior. preBent IraO led ITm" 'IM