The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current, August 29, 1907, Image 1

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New Spring: Goods
Now ready for inspection
Our grocery line is complete. Remember
wc canliandlc all your stock that is ready
for market, at lljtj best prices. vComc in
and talk to us
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Coming North From Klamath County In Automo
bile to Shanlko This Week
Railroad Magnate's Interest (n Long Neglected Region Said
to Portend Construction of Railroad People Confident
That Trip Will Favorably Impress Visitor
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By means of four largo auto
mobiles from a Portland garage,
E. II. Ilarrimati, wizard of the
"Pacifies," will explore interior
Oregon. Accompanied by J.
P. O'Brien, manager of the
llarriman interests in the Pa
clfie Northwest, and his hunt
(ing party at Pelican Bay, the
Union Pacific magnate will
personally inspect Central
Oregon and see what induce
ments it offers for railroad
building, says the Oregonian of
Never before lias Mr. Ilarri-
?! man lingered in Oregon longer
ti ct..i Tin nnn
Deposits, $250,000
i' a o r a ibto it
rr i n ( mp cto I. In of DniR'- Mnicliiw. i liemleulii, ilnuslwld Komedios
Snii iHi lric nixl I'lioto Hniiplti'". Country Hull Onto I kIvd my Mmoiil
irn l'mt !n Htnrxe. Hfe delivery guftrantet-il. Your urvtvrMlnn
ii n i t. velmliiM niid I'ent lHwtroyor. Stork rood nnd Hip of all kliuln.
I r J nstmnir Ko.laki. Holh '1'ln.ii. WltOl-KSAM'. AND KKTAII..
than was necessary. He has
been whirled through the slate
. tu Jus private car many timeB.
ism jus stay nas oeen snort aim
his interest in the state appar
ently small. That he will
travel through the interior ol
the state and brave the discotn
torts of midsummer , to look
over the territory is taken as an
indication that Mr. llarriman if
beginning to take considerable
interest in this section and that
he plans to push the construc
tion of his projet ted roads- in
the interior is apparently iudi
cated by his trip.
General Manager O'Brien left
Portland last night at 11
o'clock in a special train foi
Shaniko. In addition to his
private car, "Oregon," the train
OllFiGOrs consisted of three freight cars
earning four automobiles.
Chauffeurs to drive the
accompanied Mr. O'Brien.
Upon arrival at Shaniko thi
morning, the automobiles will
be taken from the cars and tin
250'inile run to Pelican Bn
This is, without doubt, the finest offer ever made to our many patrons, and
wc know that it, will be appreciated as the most sensible and most useful premium
ever placed by any firm. This opportunity to secure so bcautiul a set on our
popular plan docs not come very often, so wc suggest to you that you avail yourself
I of this opportunity to secure a set .while they last, and wc will have cnpugli to
supply every family. We extend our most welcome invitation to every man,
(woman and child to come to our store immediately and sec the sets on disylay.
Monogram Dinner; Sets arc all the rage, so come and sec them; choose your
design and" learn how- to jeeure a set containing 42 pieces.
; W, & M. A. ROBIN
begun. It is expected that Mr
llarriman and his party ma
drive north from the Klamath
country, p'articularly if the
visit Urater Lake, meeting Mi.
O'Brien and his lour automo
biles some distance north of the
llarriman Lodge at Pelican
Bay. This is not definitely
settled, so far as known and ii
ia understood Mr. O'Brien wil
'lrive his cavalcade of automo
biles south until he meets hie
chief. Possibly Mr. Harrirnju.
will come to meet Mr. O'Brien
as far north as Odell, which i
on the survev of the Oregon
Eastern, the llarriman Mm
across the state from Natron to
Yale, but this is unlikely. The
magnate will probably awan
the arrival of the automobiles
oefore coming very far north
Irom the Pelican Bay lodge.
It is probable that a detoui
illbemade by the party up
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niw euMeru smpe 01 me ua
cades by the wagon road cross
ing the range south of Diamond
Lake, for it is in this vieiniu
i hat the Oregon Eastern is pro
jected across the Cascades.
But the country from the
headwaters of the Deschutes
River to its continence with th
Columbia is believed to be most
interesting to Mr, Harrimai
just now. He will undoubtedly
slmw the most interest on the
trip north from Odell. There
the road runs for 100 miles
through broad, seemingly end
less plains, where the bunch-
lras is thick and where wheal
i lields wide as the horizon will
i replace the present waste just
; as soon as a railroad makes
larming profitable in thai
isolated region.
The irrigated districts along
the Deschutes will unquestion
ably be visited and the wonders
being worked by turning water
on the thirsty soil are expected
to impress Mr. llarriman most
favorably. He will mark out
with his eye desirable routes
for a railway into that country
and, knowing as he does the
advantages of low gradients in
the modern tratlio world, ho is
expected to approve the pro
jects of engineers for a road up
the Deschutes from its mouth.
The trip south from Shaniko
with the practically empty
automobiles is expected to take
about two duya, while the run
back to Shaniko will probably
laky three. By the end of the
woulc the party will return to
the railroad and will probably
obmo to . Pqrtland in Mr.
O'Brien's ear. The special
train will wait at Shnniki uhtil
Mi. Ilairimau's arrival.
D.ehutes is looked upon as
hastening the construction b
Hiifjh a lino into Eastern Oregon
It in regarded a the most "ig
niflcant move by the Harrimaii
interests in territory ir
years. It is argued that Traffn
Director Ki uttsclinitt's some
what nimiiar trip into that
country a few weeks ago to spy
out the land must I'ave resulted
in a favorable report to Mr
llarriman, who is now appar
ently determined to see for him
self what opportunities for
railroad development exist
there. As that vast, fertile
pi airie lying east of the Cas
cades needs bui to b inspected
for all who see it to comprehend
rue possibilities for great agri
cultural development, it is
expected that Mr. Harriman
cannot fail to be impressed
with its futuie.
Members of the Harriman
parly who will make the trip in
the automobiles now on theii
way to meet them are: E. '.H.
Haniman, his two sons, Ed;
ward Kolaud, aged 11, and -5$
A., aged J. A. Taylor, JuS
W. (i. Lyle and W. 0. HiMa
ol New York. Colonel Wifiiai
Imi tit"
H. Holabird, of Los AncelesS's
ivitii the party and it isf.ex-
pected that Desiaes i7nat
Manager O'Brien, attorneys
and others in the Harrimai:
nav in the interior who-aiv
familiar with the local situation
there, will t)e picked up and
carried along so that they may
ive the railroad magnate what
evei inioi ination he desires.
Prubablj' the trip just mapped
out by Mr. lianiman is tn-
most satisfactory' thing he could
if he had consulted the
wishes of Oregon people. Con-
tidence is felt that if he but sees
he country, he will be entirely
atisliedthat a line into the
interior will pay from the day
it commences operation. In the
Agency Plains district now fai
from a railroad, Mr. Harriman
will see threshers at woik
gathering 1,000,000 bushels ot
wheat. That this' section will
become practically one vast
wheatlield with the completion
of a railroad will be apparent.
Mr. Harriman will tind
thriving towns along his route
where children, grown almost to
maturity, have never seen a
railroad train. He will find
settlers flocking into the conn
try, eager to till the fertile soil
and waiting only for the
encouragement offered by
means of marketing their
products, to make a veritable
garden of the greatest unde
veloped section of the whole
United States.
When Mr. O'Brien left Port
and last night he was poring
over a map of the state to find
lis way from Shaniko due south
to the Klamath country. From
Shaniko to Prineville, it is said,
the roads promise the roughest
iveling, but from Prineville
south the route is a level prairie
road whore fast time can be
made. If no mishaps occur,
Mr. llarriman should be in
Portland by the last of the
present wuok and it is believed
he will Jmve developed consid
erable enthusiasm over at least
one portion of the state he has
long neglected.
The teport
night from AY.
came in last
A. Leo's place,
where threshing is in progress,
that his barley field yielded 00
bushels to the acre. This ia the
b -t viold so
Umatilla County riarmers Suffer
pamago to Crops
Rich Alfalfa Fields Devastated Hall
Stonoa Two Inched Long Cover
Ground Several Inches Poop
Just asweg to piess a mes
is received saying that
John A.Isham, one of tfie pio
neer citizens of this section of the
county, died at Eugene last
night . at 7:30 o'clock, and that
the burial was held ac that
)laco today. Mr. Isham has
been in very poor health for a
year past, and the news of his
death was notunoxpeoted.
William Holder has launched
a new paper, the Silver Laky
render, at Silver Lake, for tlin
mrposo, it is said, of fiirhtitu:
the liquor interests. Mr. iM-
dor is an old newspaper mit'u,
uavaug owneu at various times
Tlits nurpoHe of Mr. I I'm !
man to go oier the. tt niton t tin ugh the
fnv renor.d ' ni nwspaper at Moro, Shaniko .
Jai ippoi -d, M Puneviileard Pulley, but thil
bailey nop tl is is.hH fiiv v in
What is described as the
hardest hail storm that ever,
occurred, in Oregon struck sim
ultaneously in (wo sections of
Umatilla County last Saturday
afternoon, devastating grain
fields and causing damage
which will amount up into the
thousands. The hailstorm was
followed by a cloud burstwhich
turned dry gulches hlo raging'
torrents, and did heavy tjamage
to everything in its path. ''Hun
dreds of acres .of fino whpne
Rvere beaten into the rrrnnnrl.
jfcjjf " tX'
juruil it is impossible to tell, the'
llirQshed from the unthreshed
yTorlions of the field. Bridges,
Miicken houses, arm machinery
and small livestock wri-p
washed away by the flood, and
many acres of alfalfa hay in
the lowlaudswere destroyed.
The hail storm caine pn so
suddenly that it caught the
harvest crews in the fields, and,
there was not even tim.e to
unhitch the teams, and as a
cout-equence several disastrous
runaways were reported. The
torm first struck the wheat;
belt at the Umatilla Hiver
about 15 miles east pf Pendle
ton, and from there swept
northward for a distance of ten
miles, the path of the storm
being three quarters of a mile
wide. The storm onlv lasted
i bout ten minutes, but so fierce
was the downpour of hail
-tones that in that short time
the ground was covered to a
depth of three or four inches.
Many of the hailstones were
two inches in lencrth. and or-
hards in the path of the storm
vere stripped of their leaves
and fruit. At Athena the dam
forming the reservoir from
which the oity's water supply
came was swept out, and that
umn is threatened with.
water famine. In the Athena
leighborhood the threshing-
was well over, and least damage
was done to gram crops, but
where the storm first struck,
harvesting had just beun.
The Cunningham Sheep &
Land Company, of which J. N.
Burge-s and J. M. Keenv, well
viiown in this section, are the
principal owners, was heavily
damaged, from fifty to one
hundred acres of alfalfa having
been completely destroyed on
their ranches.
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