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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (March 5, 1908)
TKe Madras Pioneer
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY. MARCH 5, 1908.
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. i- iliorouflhly renovated. No belter tabic in Ccn-
oU5C''a5,y; ,. Your wants will be courteously
pst-slass Livery in Connection
I w I IV1N0ST0N, Proprietor
U. S. COMMISSIONER
MADHAB ' OMOION
A. E. CROSBY
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0 C. COLLYER
JUHTICK OK THK l'KACB
dlMtiio'H, aii.l now Iiuh representatives I ull f TDV Tfl PflTPH
, i ilu. i,imn..i,L nmmtrv . where tli I WILL I HI IU. 01 lUn
' In ml owners arc reported to lc very
Ollfllll n n 4 !Or linOO ' 'ndily plgnfng up the liberal contract
onUuLU nAlotnUuoii,',i'"y,- The a to
uo very lavorauio iniiiuimimn i "
throughout all tliat section of the
county, unci as noon us a sufficient
number of, leases have been signed to
necure to the company n share of the
foe nef ltd from the work tlisiy ure under-
F(ank Forresl of Crooked, River Tells of His
Experience in That Business
HELfS SOLVE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM
PHYSICIAN & SURCEON
Olllco In DniK Storu.
Makes Markot for Grain and Produces
Product Which Is Now- Bolng
, Lnrgoly Imported
J li. HAHEI!
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
Flro Iiimirnnee, Mf" Iimtirnnco, fiiiroty' Jlonrt
lit nl lUtnlo, Conruyniiulni;
UMBER FOR SALE
le have plenty of lumber for sale at our
I, located about 3 miles east of Grizzly
i r-! .uui
jost office on county roaa. rnuw uym.
IcMeekin & Eastwood
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II. r. Amis, I'rwclilont.
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II. IIALHA IS, Aunt. ("OKllllT.
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
Capital, Stirphw ntnl l inUvIlea
The best in Shaniko
(food Stock. Careful Drivers
Host of liny and drain Fed
At Very Reasonable Prices
D. A. Howell, Shaniko, Or. f
Beltiner. Lace Leather
Whips, Bridies, Halters
Kim. Iliiiuliiiinlo Ilanu-Hs hilly truaran-
t.. . iiimlu lroin nest laiiiormn uiik
tanned harness leather
B. S. LARK IN
Frank Forrost was in lowSi the last of
the week from his homo on Crooked i
Kivor. lie Ih one of the old-tfHiexH of
Crook county, having focen a reHident of
tlio county for the past thirty yearH, and
during that time ho hits witnessed- the
Hettloment of this entire section, which
when ho came hero hoastcd of only half
a do.un scattered settlors. In speakmi;
of Hie need of this section and all of
Central Oregon for rail transportation.
.Mr. Forrest stated that he helieved the
solution of the problem for the fanners
of this section at the present time lies in
putting thoirgrain into hoys and other
Crook county, and all of Central Ore
gon, imports tne uuuc oi lis pone pro-
lucts from the outside, while all of that
money should be kept at homo by the
production of thoEo things here. The
development of the hog industry would
provide a market for much of our grain,
while at the same tune the industry
would be most profitable in itself.
Mr. Forrest tells of one rancher who
engaged in the hog business on a moder-
iitc scale as an experiment, and kept
account of all of his expenses, and when
his hogs were marketed he estiulated
that the grain fed to the hoes had net-.
ted 1 1 i in 00 cents a bushel.
Regarding his own experience during
the past year in the hog business, Mr,
Forrest gave some facts and figures
which aro interesting. Labi Fall he
started in with i!0 head of hogs, count.
trig sows ami pigs. This Spring he sold
at Prinevillo one bunch of hogs which
brought him $7M, and he still has be
tween70 and 80 head oiliogs left, out of
the increase from the start he had last
Fall. Ho lets the hogs run on the
idfalfa during the Summer, and in the
Fall puts them on the stubble. About
ten days before they are to be marketed
he puts them up and feeds them chops,
idxmta pound to the head, and the hogs
arc then sold "on foot." Tips l ull he
wilt have another lot to msft-ket, Irom
which ho expects to realize about $1200,
ntill keeping his brood sows and pigs.
Ho sitvs that he knows of no surer money
makers, or better "mortgage lifters '
than hogs properly handled.
taking, should they strike ox the
work of sinking the wells will begin.
It was suited by one member of the
company a few days, uuo that drilling
would probably begin within the next
xlxfy days, although it Is taking some
littln time to get, everything in shape.
The Indications of oil In this section
are unquestionably strong enough to
Justify spending some money in fur
ther prospecting. Tlie Indications
have foeeti known to exist for years
In the Culver and Opal Prairlttdlstrlcls
and in the Lumonta district thele is
one well which lsald to foe so strongly
"flavored" with oil that utock will not
drink the water.
ROBINSON & COMPANY
Howard W. Turner and J. W. Robin
son Rotlro From Firm
SAGE' RATS NEXTWEEfc
More of, tho Pestiferous RodonUi.
Wanted for Exporlmonts
As announced lust week-, J. W. &. M
A. Hofoinson & Company of this place
have succeeded in making asettlement
with their creditors, and the. receiver,
who has had chume of the business
for the past five weeks, was discharged
lait Monday. With the announce
ment of the settlement comes also an
announcement of changes lif the per
sonnel of the partnership, Howard
Turner and J. W. Kobinson having
retired from the business, and the firm
name being changed to J. C & 31. A.
Robinson. The sole members of the
firm now are J. C. Robinson and Mrs
M. A. Robinson, who have acquired
the .interests of the other members.
fhe businefcs will foe conducted aft in
the past, and the friends of the nrm
throughout this section of tiie county
ure gratified at the speedy settlement
of their ilnitncial difficulties.
Howard AV. Turner, who retired
from the business, states that he has
made uo definite fousiness plans for the
future, although he fclill has private
business interests in Madras wlitcl
will require his attention. lc expects
soon to go upon his laud iu the Powell
Itntte country, and muy for a time
become a full-Hedged agriculturist.
William Harper of Agency Plalnii.
informs us that on Friday and Satur
day of next week an efFort will 'bo
made to snaro,a number of sage rats,
on the plains, for shipment to tho
experiment station- at Pullman,
Washington, where officials of the,
hloiogical survey will mako expert-,
nients In inoculating them with a
deadly virus. If these experiments.
re successful, the assurance has foesn
given that field tests will be conducted)
this section Immediately by a
Illclal of tfoe experiment department
who will come here to conduct tno.
eld tests, with a view to extermina
ting tho troublesome sage rat pest
Mr. Harper requests his neighbors oil
he plains to co operate with him iu,
he etr rt to secure the rats for these.
xperimeuts, as tho extermination o-
the sage rata is a matter of the great-.
est importance to all the farmers or
this section. Owing to the continued,
ool weather the sage nits arc slow iu,
making their appearance, font Mr
Harper believes that a sufficient num
ber for the experiments can foe caughtf,
by the end of next week.
J. C. & M. A. Robinson
SUCCESSORS TO J. W. & M. A. ROBINSON & CO
OIL LEASES BEING
SIGNED BY FARMERS
Expected That Drilling Will Begin
Within Sixty Days
Tho company recently organized for
the purpose of prospecting lor on in
his county has secured a number of
leases in the Culver and Opal Prairie
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
Notice is herefoy given that the uu
dersigned have purchased the proper
ty and fousluess of the firm of J. .
M, A. Robinson t Company of Madras
Oregon, the interests of Howard W
Til rniT and J. V. Robinson in said
firm and business having been ac
tfoe nndertiened. All defots
due tfoe old firm of J. W. & M. A. Rob
insoti & Company are now due and
payable to tfoe undersigned, who will
continue tho business under the firm
( .fc M. A. Robinson, and
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all debts due by the former partnershi
have been assumed by us.
Madras. Oregon, tills 2nd
day of March, PJOS.
J. C. Rokinsox,
M. A. RoniNSoN.
A.M. WILLIAMS & CO
announce that they will continue the busi
ness as formerly, assuring their friends
and customers of liberal treatment and a
"square deal." They solicit a continuation
of the valued patronage the old firm
has enjoyed in the past ' ,t . t
ist uniir nrnnprrv
Dry Goods, Clothing,
HOOTS AND SJIOKS
HATH AND C'.U'S
OSBORN & WILSON
w.t hniuiin all kinds of. real estate,
OREGON have a number of bargains to offer.
A, LARSEN & COMPANY
BOUGHT FRUIT LAND
IN JACKSON COUNTS
William Gomer Will Plant Grape
on Land in Southern Oregon, .
William Gomer returned hist Thursi
lay morning from Central Pointy
Jackson county, where he spent two,
weeks looking over the country. Ha
was very much pleased with tlfat sec-,
tion and while there made an invesU
ment in unimproved fruit land, buying
a plat of 21 acres. He expects in the.
near future to improve the land by
planting it to. grapeSj bu,t for the presem
will remain in this section and look
after his interests here, In 'the section,
in which Mr. Gomer invested, raw hui
is worth from $100 an acre upwardsl
and much of it is held at from $200 to
$300 an acre without any improvements.
upon it. He is well satisfied with his
Henry Gomer, who was reported ill,
has fullv recovered and has employ
n;ent there. Gus iemke and his family
from this locality are also residing there,
Mr. Zenike having bought land similar
to that in which Mr. Gomer invested
HALE GETS SENTENCE
OF EIGHT YEARS
Slayer of Tom McConnell TvAustServq
(Term at Penitentiary
Thomas Hale, who shot and killed
Thomas McConnell in tho bar room of
the Columbia Southern Hotel at Shan
iko last Fall, and who pleaded guilty to
murder in tho second degreo in -tho
Circuit Court at The Dalles last weok; '
bus been -sentenced to eight years iii 't,li'o
penitentiary. Hide was drunk at tho.
time of the killing, and knew nothing of
the deed he had committed until llo
became sobor vgain. IIo iiad novel1
seen McConnell before that night, and
these matters were taken into consider
ation by the judge in passing sentence,
McConnell was a shoopherdor in tho
employ of tho Baldwin Slieop & Land
Company of Haycreok, and had gone to
Shaniko with a baud of shoop whioli
were to bo shipped from that place. It
is said that at tho tinio ho was killed ho
also had boen drinking heavily, and
thoro wero -no oyo-witnoaiSQS to tliu
tragedy which occurred in tho bar room
whon ho and halo camo together.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
Fish, Vegetables and Country Produce
Married At high noon, on February
20, in the parlors of tho Hotel I'rlue
villo, Silas White and Miss leu lSaglo,
both of Madras, Oregon. Rev. II.
Charles DuiiBinoro, 1). 1)., pastor of tjiu
Presbyterian church, performed, thu
ceremony in the proience of a few inti
mate friends of tho bride. Tho happy
eon pie left at onco for their homo nonr
Madras, whoro tho groom is ongngud in
ranching, niuir many friendti uiiito in
wishing thoid till joy, happinoaa and
WHO SENT ORDER TO J. M. SMYTH CO.
Postmaster Davis wants to know thu
name of tho person who sent an order u
J. M. Sniytho Co., Chicago, enologhuj
88o, No nnino was signed, and th'
letter hai been returned to him.