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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1907)
MADRAS, OROOK COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 31, 1907.
WE WILL TAKE
IN TRADE AT
0 CENTS PER BUSHEL
Wr Till-Ill UlKlU itll! I lll-IMl'W I'M ltwll.litl.il ulll i,1un l.oiiw.
k- it or hi Hit ullli rash,
I, I'rii cm JMi- -n;iil' rehired ;ih we arc planning in
Lose out our entire stock
LENA M. LAMB
U. S. COMMISSIONER
COUNTY FAIR A SUCCESS
Fine Exhibits Dloplaycd In All
Departments of Industry
It. IIAIIOLI) CI.AUICl!
All JcIiiiIm ol Voiitnl Work fit rtiiUoilnMu prlWM.
0, C. COLLVER
limt CROWDS OF VISITORS ATTEND
JlWriOi Of TUB I'KACK
PHYSICIAN" & SURGEON
unice in Uriiic Btore.
icf"5 ma nit as
A. E. CROSBY
1' It O V It I K T O It
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A i r limit' ;n flmrjiL'. . Hi.fr ihtry fiimrniilifd. Vour ).ri rlitln
y "'ryclniilii' nil'l I'unt Iiedtri;ir. Work l'onJ mid I)w of nil Wild.
Kfulmnn K('ill. Wntli TIiomm. WHOI.KHAM! ANI ItKTAII..
0 HUG OK
fN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
been thoroughly renovated. No belter table in Ccn
n for the money. Your wants will be courteously
io. Headquarters lor traveling men.
Iclass Livery in4 Connection
U VV. LIVINGSTON, Proprietor
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J, H. HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
I'irt Innurnrifp, Mfo Iiwurmiet, Surety Honda
Ileal Kstate, CoiiyiricJu!f
ft. r. A i.LtK, fnnWlottt.
'(. M. lULtotfl. Cul.lcr.
'Wiu. Weaz aii.nrt Vlw Vren.
II. ll.un.riN, A'.t. Ciulilrr.
. NO. 3851 .
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE. OREGON
npltrtl, 8tirilM Sail Qwtlvldfcl Profit
A. M. WILLIAMS & CO
Dry Goods, Clothing,
BOOTS AND 8H0S
1IAT8 ANIJ CAt'8
the dalles orecon
Racing Events Attractod Many Fast
Horaon and All Races Wore Well
failed Weather Wan Ideal
The fair held at I'rlnevllle from the
2Uh to 20th, Inclusive, of this month,
under auspices of the Crook County
fulr association, was the most success
ful meeting of the kind ever held In
Crook County, hoth In point of atten
dance und in the minntlty and quality
of the exhibits displayed at the big
pavilion. The weather was ideal , und
from every section of tho county peo
ple began lo pour Into i'rineville by
iliurMlay morning, every available
room In the city being utilized to
acconiinodalo tho lare crowd who
attended the fair.
Agricultural products of every kind
and description were on exhibition in
the hit: pavilion at tho fulr ground,
showing iho wide range of the pro
dtiollve!ioHMf the county, and some of
(he very best of these ligiiculluial ex
hihlt cuttle from I lie dry farming dis
tricts of Die county. The fruit exhibit
coming friftii the several dill'uront dis
trict of tho county, was a remarkably
fine one, and the exhibit of apples
otpiclally would have compared favor
ably with that of some of tho famous"
Iruit districts of the state.
The exhibit of lino blooded stock.
for which Crook County has long been
fumouH was an especially attractive
feature of tho fair, .and no other de
partment .of tho, exhibition ultracted
more attention from visitors to the
fair. Iong famotiH for its cattle ami
sheep, Crook County is also becoming
famous Jor Its flno blooded horses, anil
the exhibit of horses in both (he draft
and speed classes was by long odds the
best ever given In tho county. There
was Home disappointment because of
the failure to bring out a good fllieep
exhlblr, for Crook County sheep huvo
been prize winners wherever shown
and thlh county is tho lioino of tho
largest thoroughbred sheep ranch in
tho world. The failure of tills oxhib-
it was duo to the fact that tho J3aldwln
company of IJtiycreek were expected
to have a largo exhibit of their fine
sheep at the fair, although they did not
bring any sheep to the fair at all, and
rrfuny othersheepmen kept Iheir fine
stock away becuuso they did not care
to enter Into competition with the
famous JJaldwln sheep.
Jovers of good horse-mcing also en
joyod a Quo exhibition of that snort at
the l'rlueville meeting, as there were
a largo number of flno runners on
hand lo compete in the speed con
tests. (Jver forty racehorses were
stabled at tho track, and every race
was well (II led. It wus good, clean
racing, too, and the best horse won in
NEAR SEVEN MILLIONS-
Crook Coiihty tax-Floll Showif
HAS INCREASED" $900,000 OVER 1906
Roduoton of Tax-Ratd Should B
Made When New Levy is Fixed
ELK DRUG STORE
Farmers' and Mechanics
Tools and Implements
We' ckrry the hthous "ENlTH"
I'ine of the MarshallWells Companj
NONiB 6BTTER MADE;
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Carries n good line of fresh
drugs and patents. Pre
scription work and familv
recipes made a specialty
T. A. LONG
Physician and Druggist
O.I Springer of Culver had an attrac
tlvp exhibit of blooded stock at the
con nty fair from his Haystack IJIood
Stock Hanch. Mr. Springer is one of
me utii Known breeders of thorough
bred stock in Weslern Crook County,
and has (tone a great dual towards
raising tho standard of stock produced
in I tils county, both by precept and
The Culver, Haystack, Lamonta and
JIadras sections were all represented
at the comity fair during the past
week iiy large sized delegations, thin
end of the county contributing a goo'd
jij'jrufu oi ine large attetulai:ce at
me meting, .nost ot those who at
tended staved thronciimit th
enjoying ti e festivities incident to the
The exhibit of their imported Shire
horses by the Baldwin Sheep & Land
Company of IIa3 creek, at the Crook
County fair, va one of the attraction-
at this year's meeting. These horse
were brought over from Eu'land bv
.Mr. Edwards a year or more ago, to be
auiieil to thidr fine collection of
blooded aulmals at the ranch, and the
fact that they were prize-winners in
Hughiiid when purchased by the
uuinwin company drew many to see
them nt Vrineville. Tbe exhibit was
in charge of Jim Rice audLyn Nichols.
One of the finest exhibits at the
Crook County fair this year was the
exhibitor line fruit from the Bocll
Ranch at the Cove on Crooked Hiver,
and no other exhibit at the fair at
traded more attention. Fruifs of all
kinds were included in the exhibit.
and in addition .Mr. Uoegll had an
exhibit of English walnuts and nl-
inond-j giowu at his famous Htth-
ration in crooked Itiver gorge. The
trims wore attractively arranged at
me pavilion, ami they were pro
nounced by many who saw them til lii)
as flue us any they had seen exhibited
ai any in tiie Iruit fair of the state
The county assessor lias completed
the tax rbllsfor theyear 1907, and th
totals show an Increase of nearly half
a million dollars over tho asoesament
oflOOG. Last year's total assessment
of both real and personal property
snowed a total of nearly six million,
dollars, but this was later cut down
about $400,000 by the decision exempt-,
ingtiie JL I. & J'. Company ditches
from taxation, so Mat the actual in-.
crease in the tax rolls for 1907 wilt
amount to more than $900,000, making
a total tax roll of more than six. arid a
half million dollars for the current
M. C. MASON
TftUliK LINE OFFICIAL HERE
President of Deschutes Project Visits
Proposed Terminus of That Lino
Real Estate, Insurance
Also makes a specialty of
in all lines. OHlce in Lotitiks
Hrothorh' furniture store
MADRAS, - . OREGON
A Hh Line 6?
Soo them if you need one
DEALERS IN FURNITURE
Belting, Lace Leather
Whip3, Bridles, Halters
rinivlliiihlinado IIuiiumh fully gnurnn
teed, iiiudo from lnt Calijoinia Ouk
tninuxl haulers leal lu r
B S. LARK IN
L. T. Gregory, president of the Ore
gon Trunk Line railway, spent last
I'ridny in Madra", looking after nnit
lers in connection with tho railroad
project up the Deschutes River to Mad
ras, of which he is one of the chief
promoters. .Mr. Gregory spent Wed
nesday in rrineville, coming over to
Madras next evening, and Friday he
epetit with one of the company's engi
neers going over (lie proposed route
up Willow Creek from tho Deschutes
When Interviewed regarding the
prospects for the immediate construc
tion ol the rottd up the Deschutes Mr.
Gregory was very reticent, confining
his comments to tlie present state of
tho money market, which, ho says;
makes it extremely difficult to iluauce
nnyklnd.ofa railroad project at this
time. Ho "stated, however, that the
Oregon Trunk Lino project was a live
one, and that ho believed thut matters
would tihape themselves up so thut
early In tho now year actual construe
tion would he under vy. More defi
nite turoimatioii than tills could not
be secured. The Oregon Trunk Line
recently completed its ro-focatlon of
the lineas far as Sherur'i Hiidgo, and
amended light of way maps wero Hied
iU The Da I lea hind oflloe several wouksi
ago. It Is ifnderstood that in few
d.fys the now survey will 1,6 takuu up
again at Sherur's ami completed to
Madras, so as to oorrotit any poble
errors in the former loanthiti of the
route to this pluee,
It was inmnrd hr fridav n'ir.
noon lint Mr Uiocorv hud putchated I
the I'liillii'd ritiicli aitjoliilui; tliu town-
site, nod which coihim of about 700'
acre of valuable laud, hut Ihu repm 1 1
wa.tnifoululod as Mr. Gregory' did not
rime the deal wllllo here, although R
it known that ho held' an option on
tha place which expired yesterday, j
Lst year upon a total assessment of
approximately 30,000,000 a ,tas levy--
of id mills was made by the countv
courtjforall purposes, this levy yield
inga revenue of 500,000 with which tc
meet county expenses, and it was thle
levy which btought about the-vviiror-.
ous protest last year from Western
Crook county against the countyoeat
methods. In the wes'tern portion, of
the county, i which lie the farming
districts, the valuation of farm Jands
wus raisea trom 54 to 50 per acre, wtU
while the levy of 15 mills annearo nl
lower rate of taration upon its face,.
with the Increase iu valuation it 13' in.
(.reality a higher rate of taxation thau
.was paid the preceding year; Tinr
same condition prevailed in the timber. -districts
in the Bend neighborhood,..
where valuations were raised from
'$500 to S1000 on quarter sections of
timber, the tax levy being reduced
from 21 mills to lo mills, hut the In
creased valuation of the timber mak
ing the rate a higher one than in the
"With the large increase in the-
county tax roll In the past two years a
much lower tax rate is auticipated
when the new levy is made next Jau-
uary. The coat of conducting, the
county's affairs has, naturally, in-1
creased largely within the past yearp.
with the great Increase in population,-
but the increase iu tho n-cnnnanq nf th
ci unty has noj been in proportion, tff
the enormous increase iu values K$
property, and the taxpayers shoeli.'
have the benefit by a material decroaia'-
In the rate of taxation when the next
levy Is made.
PRINEViLLE STAGE UPSETS
Mrs. M. E. Brink got badly -bruised
coming in from Shaulko Saturday
..limit R 'PI... t f 1 f
nui.uiun, hi, xueeiugo uau reacueu
the bottom of Meltay Mountain wheij
the pin that holds the singletree tc
the tongue came unfastened andthe two
leaders' got loose. The wheelers cou Id f
not guide the stage rtnd ao the road'
was very d-ltsty they took the wrong
road and ran tha stage 611 to adidellng'
hill and onto c. post. This caused the.'
stage to,tip and threw Mrs. Brink and '
Oscar fiyde. 'wbo were slttiug on the
seat with the dflverj about 10 feet'
over a fence. The fence held tho
stage and kept it from'upsetttug with'
the six passengers on tho- iniide. The
driver jumped on the brake side aud
saved himself froth getting hurt. Mrs. '
Brink was the only one injured. She1
fell on n stone and out a deep gash'
about an inch and a half long, 011 lief'
forehead. Iler face is very badly
PRICE OF STATE SCRIP RAISED
On account of the limited amount-'
now available, tho State Land Hoard '
has raised tho price of state lieu laud to
fN. j, this l'oiii an mcreaso of 1.36 an '
ai'ie over tho former price. Tli'u order '
affecUall applications forwtmlod to the
Mtttehmd ofilce after October 82, upou'
which date the increase wetft into effect
Hereafter, however, ull land ..111,-,- fiv
and ehurKca for publu .iilni) . f n. . t i . -will
Lo ittid bf thedtwto, tht i-vj,. 1,,
being included in the tu. n.i .. iw.
yeveraluppticiitioii were f tit it u
this section within the past few wei s."
and they wont in jtt-t in tune to gt-t tl '
beueUt ot the old price oi 7.50