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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1907)
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. MAY 23, 1907.
A SEASONABLE RAIN
New Spring- Goods
jsfow ready for inspection
Our grocery line is compjetc. Remember
wc can handle all your ?tock that is ready M
for market, at the boat prices, Come in yt
. it . ' ' &
and talk to us ( fjp
LENA M. LAMB, I
Madras, Oregon &
U. S, COMMISSIONER
Rejoicing at Prospect
a Bumper prop
All kln.ild of Dcntftl Work nt rcftnormlile prlco.
GROWING GRAINS RESPOND WITH VIGOR
Groat Bonofltn Result From Honvy
Rains of Past Wook Big Crop
Now Practically 'Aseuroci
Q C. COLLVEf?
JWTIO! 01 TUB Vkack
Wo Can Supply You
Glvo Us A Coll o
i II. fiNOOK
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
onic? III Drue f(oru.
fej Cr;hr'7 on (and the Dcsl Fresh and Cured Meals
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
fire Inturuire, Ul6 lanurmeo, 8 lire I ) loail
pfjrs highest marl. at prleo
v'ttitacK, bjttnr, eflHB
jsd farm prouueo
i' it o ! u i i: t o it
f .n or Drtisa, Xamelas. chemlenl. liouwitokl KmellN
i r .t. aoppiiM Cflunirr Mali Qnlsr I l my pwohI
ii rimrn Hntr dHvrr KUarautted. Yonr jtrwrrlptlon
I all I I - M )lplriJr. ai4Xlt flMuI Kllit )ll f ll kimU.
L. I. ;li Tliuua. WlfOLKtUI.K AND KltTAlU
pn. a. a. burris
Disuses cured without drugs or surgery
ii y iimiiiii'iu- ootiyiimtliy, tlio new c encf
of ilriwletw Ix-aling. (,'hroilc cases
Miwlatv. C'oiiHiiilittion lice.
ItPlcmiciHtKlvon to prominent pit tics of
OAicu in Lottcks HuUdlng
A I no mil) throughout thin section
OREGON (luring the Itiflt days or the past week
canned rejoicing sunong the farmers as it
practically insures a bumper crop at the
coming harvest. In the opinion or a
majority of Hiohc of whom inquiry was
made, this rain will he sufficient to in
sure u uood crop from the fall howij
grain, even without another rain before
harvest; and the only danger to these
crops to be apprehended now is from
the hot winds of July, which destroyed
(ho crops laflt year. These hot winds,
however, are not greatly feared, aa they
arc or rare occurrence.
Spring grain shows a, great improve
ment nincc huitwcck'u rainfall. Heore
that timo the spring so.wn grain was not
showing a satisfactory growth, and a
decided improvement is manifest since
the timely and seasonable rain. It is
oxpet tod now that spring grain, which
constitutes a good proportion of the
crop of thU section this season , will
make n big crop. Threo years ago
when tht banner crop of this section
was grown, there were-conditions almost
identic! with the present, the Spring
wing very late, and nil spring sown
grain showing a very unsatisfactory
growth until after the late Hay an
.nine rains. nnu itrom Hint vear
yielded the bent crop ever harvested in
There was considerably more than an
inch ol rainfall hero during Saturday
and Sunday, and report from other
sections in this locality indicate that the
rain was general throughput this dis
trict. Tho downpour was stccdv
although not heavy, ami practically nil
with 1500 posts for tli'! fencing which
will bo required. Petitions arc being
prepared today, and will be circulated
at once for signatures in Cross Keys
precinct, in which district tho rvad lies
entirely,' in order that tho nonces may
be posted in time to permit tho road
petition to bo presented at the next
term of tho county court. Court meets
.July p, and the notices must be posted
not later than Juno 3.
Public Inyltod to Moot Monday and
Assist In tho Work
P. AUB.v, I'rotldant.
T. )(. IUuwlN, CMtiler.
Vftl.l WffZW8II.r,S VlMlTBt.
II. )Iauti, Aim. Cmhlor.
NO. 3QS1 .
Of it went into the ground,
RASH YAS CEtlEMAL
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE. OREGON
ESTABLISHED 1 008
Hurplup nnd I'ndlvlileil
Ladies' Fine Haberdashery
The largest, most costiplete and finest line
ever shipped into Eastern Oregon. Over 5000
yards in this shipment alone
W, embroidery, belts, Inccs, gloves
tWw, brushes, hair pins, mirrors, curling
J0!. kid curlers, puff boxes, talcum bowls
Plaid suitings, dimities, batistes, linens and
numerous other kinds of dress goods
Mersalanc, chambrays, percales, ginghams
and calicoes in all colors ,
A press dispatch from Colfax, Vah-
ingtou, to the Orcgonian eavs:
A rain wiiu li will lie worth hundmls
of thouwuidii of dollars to the Palouso
country fell lastjiightand tonight. The
rata, winch had been threatening fur
Profit two tlRys began falling gentiv about
dark and continued n.11 night, increasing
in volume until about midnight, when it
was coming down in torrents. It do
...i i ... . .
tivumi iniiBiii iiiormng unlit 11 was a
gi'iitlo drir.7,lo again, and gradually
ceased about 8 o'clock. Tito toUil rain
fall hint night was nearly half an iucl
unit it was (ti.otrilmtcd evenlv over tho
entire Palouue country. Tonight there
is a downpour that clinches matters.
IteiHrtH from all section show that
the rainfall was general and that it
came at the timo to do tho greatest
amount of good. In Western Whitman
County spring sown wheat is up and
several inches high.- This was needing
ruin to keep it urovim Ktondih. In
Eastern Whitman County much of tho
gram was not up yet nnd would not
come up without rain. Tho rainfall of
last night will bring this up evenly nnd
there is sutlicient moisture in tho ground
to Keep it growing. Whilo tho top of
the ground was quite dry and in many
cases a haul crust had formed, the
ground is wot two inches beneath tho
sunaeo and tho rain was merely needed
to soften and dampen tho surface. Far
mers are jubilant. Tho prospects for a
big yield of grain have seldom been
better and tho indiiuitinus point to
higher prices titan havo prevailed for
Prices are way down at rock bottom. Remem
ber your cash register checks, they are valuable
.7. 1), Mayes requests nil persons who
arc interested in properly improving and
maintaining the Madras Cemetery to
meet 'there next Monday morning for
the puriHiso of clearing tho tract of
sagebrush and making otiicr needed
improvements. Tito plat of ground
upon which the cemetery is located was
donated by Mrs. N. A. Holt, n daughter
of Mr, Mayes, who requested Just prior
to her death that this particular tract
be set aside and dedicated to. the public
for a cemetery. The cerntitery is
beautifully located, and with very little
work can be cleaned up and beautified.
No second request should be necessary
to secure a helping hand in work of this
The cemetery grounds havo never
been dedicated to the public, but Mr.
Mayes says tiutt tiic heirs of Mrs. Holt
will attend to thi$ipattcr at once. The
ground is being laid off for the purpose.
It is the purpose to fence and beautify
the tract now, and Mr. Mayes requests
that persons who go thero to assist in
the work next Monday will bring tool
with which to work, with them.
SHORTY DAVIS ESTT
His Helra Found lr Greec
By Hood River Lavyen
DAVIS'S REAL NAME LEOHIDAS J, OOURIS,
Romantic Story of Lawyer's Forrotlnq
Out Identity and Establishing
Claim of tho Hc(rs
Iloan IfittJ", Or., May 10. Froifl
classical Athens to Hood IUvqr to obtain,
the patrimony of ,a brqtbcr whom b
did not know owned anything and wlin
lisapponred mysteriously ae if swal
lowed up cajne Conatantine .1. Douris, a
Greek. Douria has just left for New.
York, where wilj take ship for his home,
after having established ownership to a
75,00p etate left by his brother near.
i'rineville, which had been escheated by.
His visit here was to ewg,nlt witJi hip.
attorney, A. .1. Derbyt of Jlood Ijiyer.
through whom the heirs qf he ovner o
the estate, Lconidaa J. Dmris. ''cro,
located, and who ferreted out I1I9 rc',
markable story. The story aa. told by,
Mr. Derby is as follows :
"Through a friend in Portland 1
learned of the escheating of the estate,
of Leonidas Douris, who was knofn in
the Priifeville country under the name,
of Elias Davis. Douris appeared in
Prineyjlle in 18S1 looking for work. He,
is said by those who' knew him to have,
IMPROVE PADRAS SERVICE ren rs'abTn fel.!ow' to,,is
lioworidi arms, uui so snori am siocKy
of build aa to have been aim oat a dwarft
wiiicn aided in establishing hie identity.
He went to work for a man near there,
named Lyttle at sheopherding, Iyttlq.
jiving him at the end of each year a
Tolephono Company Plans Local Ex-
chango and Extension of Lines
AV. E. Guerin, jr., president, and II.
C. Ellis, general manager, of tite Tio- "umber of sheep in return for higher-.
near Telegraph A Telephone Co. wen viee. Joiiriswas a hard worker and
avmg and soon commenced to make,
money and buy land. Abo,ut this timo.
ie took out naturalization papers nndci.
tho name of Eliaa Davit), specifying par
ticularly that he wanted to renounce all
dlegiance to. tho Sultan of Turkey, ind
itive ids birthplace as Montenegro.
In llKX) he ownel three quarter.
sections of grazing land, many head of
took and a good bouse. In tho nine '
years that lie was at PrtqeviUe lie left.
there but twice, going once to Salt.
Francisco, where he bail a lifelong
friend, John Sapho, with whom he had
lived before coming to Oregon and
whom ho told lie had gone there to rid.
imseli of his countrvmen, who were
orever borrowing from him and nVvor.
eturning, and that he had changed lti
name on that account. Ono man in
Portland also knew Douris, Harry
Unverriehi, in the restaurant buSmosa
near Twelfth and Morrison, to whom ha
made one vint.
In the Summer of 1000 Douris disn
tppeared. He was a bachelor, Jiving
done, and lwvv long he was gone before
his fact was discovered is not known.
Xothing was apparently gone about tho
louse, and nothing was missinsr excont
lis horse and himself, neither of which
were ever found or heard of or wan
.here any evidence that threw light on
"The hoirs of Eliaa Davis wero dulv
ulvertisod for, tho property held in
iruat ror n year and Uicn esehanted. A
in town the first of the week, looking
over their line at this place, which they
recently acquired by .purchase - front
Jack Summers. The company now
owns in the neighborhood of Sf0 mile
of telephone lines and is contemplatim
a number pi extensions, which will
greatly increase their present mile
age. The next lino to be built will
be built to Burns, in Harney county,
upon which construction will liegin on
the 25 th of the present month.
hilo hero Mr. CJucrin stated thai
tho company wae oonteiupbtiinr 0
number of improvements on the lint
which now serves jladras, and that it
was til) planned to put in a local tele
phone exchange at this place. Farmer
lines will be built to Agency Plains aw
tQ the territory south went of Madratt, uli
connected with the local exchause a
this place. Contracts are beincsoliciteo
now by Asa Clark, who has entered the
service of tho company,
PRINEVILLE BOYS Will DEBATE
lioprosentative of tho Crook Count
High School won in the intorsoholasth
lebato which took nlaco at Friuevilh
last Friday evening, between representa
tives of that school and of the High
School at The pallus, the subject for
lobate being, "Resolved, That boards 01
aruiirauou wuh compulsory powers
should be established to settle diuputi s
between employers and waga earners."
Hie atlirmativo of the question was ,var later it was said that tho bones ot
taken by tho Tho Dalles boys, tho nega- "ouna could bo found in a woll near
NEW COUNTY ROAD
Hlohwoy to Bo Oponed from Lylo dt
Brown Gap to Prlnovlllo Road
A. C, Panford, J. W. Livingnton and
Max l.ueddemnnn wont to tho Lylo &
Htowngap yesterday, to moot County
llotultuastor McLaughlin, with whom
thoy went over a portion of tho pro
posed county road to give this section
an outlet to tho main traveled road to
the railroad. It lias bean decided to
apply for a county roudfrotn the gup by
the most practical route to tho point 011
Huyereok whero tho automobile line
crosses the Shanlko-Prinovillo road. No
objections to the road will bo offered "by
tho present owners ot what is known as
the Lylo ft Drown ranuh, as an agree
ment has been mado to furnish them
tve netng upiteiu uy mo rrmoviiie uoys.
rhose who represented tho Crook
uoumy iitgu J3CUO01 wero Luther ;
Moore, Reuben Uooten and Daid Pick
ett. Moth sidus are said to havo dis
played much ability in forensic
discussion and to have reflected great
IVmovillo, but investigation showed this'
untrue, 113 the bones proved to bo those
of a dog or some other animal.
My connection with the case date
from 1005, when 1 Itruod through
Muvorrichi that Douris had a friend in
San Francisco namod Smilm rmm
credit upon their reapoctivo schools, and whom I learned his real name. Through
tho moilds of the Utah School in this
county are especially gratified over tho
success of the representatives" of that
TO HURRY UP SURVEYS
It will bo of interest to settlqrs upon
mo American Consul at Smyrna, I
fiifally succeeded in locating the" Douris
family. Constantino, who is a brother
of Leouidas and who has four brothers
living in Greece, secured tho right to
represent them in tho caso and came to
Vmonca. "With Saphoa ho was at tho
recont term of court in Prineville, eg tub-
unsurvoyed tracts in this county to Uahed his relationship completely, nnd
Know mat two oxamtnera of surveys of "ie Hoira will get the money received by
mo general land ollice havo been mo state for their brother's nronertv.
assigned to duty in this state in order to loss tho amount for any debts or court
oxpedito tho adjustment of suspended vosts. Tho property, is now said to
surveys. They will proceed at onco to be worth botweon $75,000 and $100,000,
investigate tho suspended traota, as
well as contracts for surveys recently
executed, in order to push 'to cotnplo'.
tion and settlement all survey mattere
in Oregon. In this section of 'the state
there aroquitoa number of tracts which
WILL MAKE RAIN IN SHERMAN COUNTY
Los A.vokuw, Cal., May 18. Charles
M. Harold, rainmaker, has closed a con
tract to produce six inches of rain
1 1 I . . . 1 . . . I
11.nu uuvu mii vwywi, OUV WHICH SUrVOVJ lwnnn n. .....I OR I., til.
have never been officially examined or Ooimtv. rwn.. ir iMV, i.
approved) so lhai the tracts would lie- morrow to begin his operations. Far
come open to enlry. These matters will mers about Moro and Wasco havo hired
now uuuuuvus uo promptly acted upon. him.
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