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The Madras Pioneer
MADRAS, CROOK COUMTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, APRIU 1. 1908,
N0W UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
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rstolass Livery In Connection
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It'STICK W THf. l'KACR
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
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Jt H, HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
Klru Inaurnnrc, Uio Initininrp, Hlirptr nntiJ
ltenl Kutiito. CnnvpJonclnB
WllNJSVIMtB. ' QJIWOK
NOTARY - PUBLIC
UMBER FOR SALE
jvhavc plenty of lumber for sale at our
I, located about 3 miles eat of Grizzly
lost office on county roaa. rrices ngni
cMeekin & Eastwood
Socialist County Convention
The Socialist county convention for
Crool: enmity, Htnle of Oregon is here
by called to meet ut t lie circuit court
room at l'rlnevllle, Oregon, on Wed.
nesday, April 22, 1908, ut 10 a. m., for
the purpose of nominating candidates
for ull the County olllces to ho filled ut
the next general election, and for the
transaction of such other bUHlneus as
may come before said convention,
This will be a mass convention and
all persons In Crook county, state of
Oregon, known to be Identified with
the Socialistic movement will bp enti
tled to u vole? in the proceeding of
the convention. Done by order of tbp
Boclallst County Central Gomittlttpe,
March 2, 1908.
J. 11. McDowell, J)wght Boberffl,
N'OTIOJI TO COXTHAOroUS-Notlce
Is hereby given that sealed bids will be
received by ihu School Hoard of School
IJltrlct No. 10 until 3 o'clock P. M
April IK, 11(08, for the building of a school
house. Plans and specifications can be
seen at the home of the clerk, four mile
north of Madras. Did must be ad-
(bussed to "A. 1). Anderson, Olcrk of
tlio Hoard" and the envelope marked
I'Hhl for the Construction of School
House." Kiwili bid must be nccompaiir
led by security to tle amount of 6 per
nentof thu bid, Mich scourlty to bp for
feited to the School Hoard by t lie suc
cessful bidder, In case he foils within
live days of the date of award of contract
to furnish acceptable bowls In a sum
ecpial to the amount of his bid for the
Inltlifiil completion of the pout net and
the payment of all labor am) materia!.
The Hoard reserves the right to reject
any and nil bids, S. 1. Roving, Chair
man. ' mlB-a2
The best in Shaniko
Good Stock, Careful Drivers
Host of liny ami Grain Fed
At Very Reasonable Prices
D, A. Howell, Shaniko, Or.
Madras isanfords halu Oregon
FRIDAY EVE. APRIL 1 7, '08
DANCE NUMBERS $1.00
MUSIC COOD TIME FOR ALL
C. & M. A. ROBINSON
SUCCESSORS TO J. W. & M. A. ROBINSON & CO
MADRAS, - ' - OREGON
Pacific Horse Liniment Is prepared
expressly lor the needs of horsemen and
ranchmen. It is a powerful and pene
trating liniment, a remedy for emergen,
cies. A soothing embrocation (or the
relief of pain, and the best liniment for
sprains and soreness. Untqualed for
curing the wounds and Injuries of
HARIJED WIRB and for healing cuts,
abrasions, sores and bruises. Pacific
llorsc Liniment is fully guaranteed.
No oilier is so good or helpful in so many
ways. If It fails to snlisly, we authorize
.nil dealers lo refund the purchase price.
tXT LtNOC BOTTICB rirTY CCNT
HOYT CHCMICAL CO., Portland, Oac.
BOOKLET tBLiy&ZB FRCG
BAIN WAGONS, McCormick
Headers & Binders, Canton
Plows and Superior Drills
SPECIAL SALE ON DISHES.
40 bs Mon ni.1,,. 42-niMe sels. value $10, (or sale t $4.50 while they lost
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pecial Discount on Winter Clothing: 1 1 UnQSrMlllg
l 25 per cent dlsC0Ulit on al Winter Clothing, underwef and sweaters. Special discounts oh
atf Caps and Gloves.
HEAT TAKEN FOR ACCOUNTS AND TRADE
TOOK POSTAL COIN
TO SUM OF $3200
Postmaster Confesses He
SAYS HE WILL REPAY IT
(jJondsmon typw In Charge of oatoN
floe-rQrBnt Often Bqrppwed
JIKNI), AprjJ f , Postmaster AUrwl U,
Onutt of llend, has been removed by
I'pBtnl Inspector B- J- Stockmycr of the
Bpolcane dlvifiioti, and his boridsmPn
in chrgo of tfe istofllce.
It became apparent to tiie department
some time ngo that there was some ir.
regularity h" the manner fn which nion'
uy order funds were being transmitted
to the deiwaitory at Portland and an in
vestitation was made at once.
After being questioned Postmaster
Grant made a, confession to the postal
Inspector and Mr. Hunter, one of the
iMjudsmen, which is said to have been
in effect as followst
Grant had practiced irregularities in
handling the iunds and had tnisappror
priated sums at various times for over
two years. Whenever a postal inspector
was in the vicinity a fake duplicate of
remittance letter was made to covor
tho amount and placed with other pa
pers in the cash box, which was counted'
as cash when the omce was checked up
by the inspector. Tfius inspoctors were
evaded' during a period of two yeats,
He said further that some amounts had
been borrowed from and repaid to the
itionoy order funds, ,
The oflkc was short about S200. Of
this $2G00 had been taken since the first
of the current year. What had been
done with the funds Grant would not
state, further than that they had been
appropriated to his own use.
"I will repay it someday,'! he said,
but that was all.
It seems that through some defect in
the bonds tho government is secured
only to tho amount of $1000, which has
already been paid by PAmdpmen Hunter,
who lias charge of the ofllce at present.
The other bondsman is A, M. Drake,
who is spendina tho winter at Naples,
Grant is an Englishman by birtll and
is pust middle age. He has been in this
i-ountry many years. He was postmas
ter at Ilaycreek for a numher of years
before removing to Bend, where he was
appointed postmaster when the timber
rush was on several years ago.
but no Mine has yet h,epn, nffprdpd f
jt consideration pppftHap tip jmn?P
been engrossed wjth apprppra.jop bills,
which are privileged, rrtpaBnjpg. In
few weeks the hpnee frill have pas8eV
the regaining apprppriatlon bills, and.
When they are opt qf jho way and tho
house is waiting PP thp spnate, there
will be opportunity for the conBidcrar
tion of impprtapt measures which havo
received the approval of the senate.
Mr. Mondelf fully believes that tho
house will agree to tlP 820-acre dryj
farir) hill, in vjew of the unanimous re
port pf ins coromjttee, and the recoim
mentations rnmle by the President in
favor of such legislation.
Aa heretofore stated, there is no
known nbptacle of consequence p tho
path of this bill, and uples? unexpected,
opposition should doyclop, Ihe flmoot
Mondell bill, with perapa slight amend
mcnts, will bepomP a 1W beforPRd
TOTAL RECISTRATI0H IS 1581
"With practically the full registration
in, tiie total of all parties In the various
precincts of Crook county shows 1581
votes, A few blanks will come in from
the outlying precincts, but these will not
materially change the figures. This
year's registration is less than that of
two years ago, when the books closed
with a total registration of 1G30. Two
years ago there were 081 republicans
and 514 democrats, while this year there
are only 064 republicans and 400 denm
crats, the proportion being about thq
Prineville shows the largest registra.
tion of any precinct in tbo county, tha
total for all parties there being 220.
Kutclior is second with about 105 regis
tered, but leads all other precincts' in
the county in the number of republican
voters, as Prineville has only 110, while
Kutt'her registered 143 republicans.
According to -the registration Maury
precinct is the smallest precinct In the
county, and also the only Bolidly repub
lican precinct. Only onevoter regis
tered in that precinct and as he regis
tered republican it gives the grahd old
party a sweeping victory in that pre
CHANGES ARE YERY GOOD
Dry-Form Homestead Bill Is Likely
ToPass This Session Of
A recent Wellington dispatch says;
Friends of the 320-acre dry-farm
homestead bill are quite hopeful uf hav
ing their pet measure enacted into law
before the adjournment of the present
session of congress. For a time the bill
was in a rather precarious position, hut
recent events havo altered tho situation,
and the present outlook is quite favora
ble. The chief danger which confronted
this bill was the possible failure of
Western men to agree upon its terms.
It is a measure in which the Kast has
no direct concern, and naturally East
ern senators! and representatives defer
to the judgment of their colleagues from
the arid land states on a question of this
kind. Now that tho Western men are
pretty generally agreed as to what they
want, they are apt to get it, unless there
shall later boa difference of opinion, and
of that there Is no indication just now.
A month or so ago the senate passed a
div-farm bill prepared by Senator
Smoot Immediate after tho passage of
tills bill n general conference of Western
senators and representatives was held
and the Smoot bill was amended in eev
eral particulars, so aa to meet with the
approval of the entire Western contin
gent in congress.
Following that conference, the bill
agreed upon was introduced in tho house
by Representative Mondell, cha'nnan of
the public lauds CQmniittco, ami in the
senate bv Senator Smoot, deference
being paid to him as ho was the an
thur of tho tlrst dry farm hill which
had received tho approval of the senate
In introducing the bill as shaped by tho
conference, Souator Smoot explained his
intention of abandoning his first bill, tor
lie had no desire to insist upon Ids per
sonal views, as against the judgment ol
other men from the West.
Thu Mondell bill hu been on Urn
house calendar for more than two weeks
MADRAS C1RLS WINJJQN0R3
Mies Clara Homey, who is attending
tho Crook County High School at Prine.
ville, won tho gold medal in the annual
declamatorv contest held bv the high
school last Friday evening. There wero
seven contestants, Miss Horney winning
first and Miss Ethel Kidder, also a Mad
ras girl, being second in the contest,
This is the second time Miss Horney has
won the gold medal, as she was awarded
tlje Urst prize In the similar contest held' !
last year. Her victory entitles her to
enter the inter-state contest to bo
held at Walla Walla, Washington, in
May, and it is likely that she will par
ticipate in that event.
Madras has just cause to bo proud of
her young ladies who are attending tho
high school, and carrying off the honors
of the school. Miss Clara Horney is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Horney
of this vlqnity, and Miss Ethel Kidder
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. ,
Kidder, also of tho Madras country.
TO 0RCANIZE A LO0AL CRANCE
A. A. Bonrrey, a state organizer of the
Grange has been in town during tho
week, arranging to tjrgani.e a local
Grange at this place. There was a
meeting at Sanford's Hall Monday even
ing for the purpose of organizing, but
owing to ttio tact tnat tne meeting naa
not been advertised in advance, there
was only a small attendance, and thu
organization meeting was postponed
until next Saturday evening. Mr. Bou
ncy is anxious to havo all the fanners
and others in this section who are inter
ested in the work of the Grange, to at-.
tend the meeting next Saturday even
ing, when ho will explain the purposes
of the organization. All persons whoso
Dusiuss is not inimical to the farming
industry are eligible to membership,
and men and women are admitted oil
equal footing. Tho initiation fee is H
for men and 50 cents for women.
A meeting of the Stato Grange will 1U
held at Eugeno next May, and represen
tatio'n of tho local Granges at this meet
ing will bo based upon the local G ranged
in tho county, ono representative for
each four Granges. All of tho expenses
of those representatives will be paid by
tho State Grange. Mr. Bouncy expect
to organize a nurfibcr of Granges in this
James Bice, vice president of the B.
S. & L. Co. at Ilaycreek, is in Prineville
this week with one of tho company's,
thoroughbred English Shire stallions.
The horse will bo kept for service ut thu
Hamilton stables in Prinevillo during
.next mouth- This big Shire is four
years old and is one of tho herd import
ed from tho estate of tho famous Peter
Stubba of Gloa, England, by the Hay