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MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY. JULY 30. 1908.
N0W UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
been thoroughly renovated. No better tabic in Ccn-
for the money. Tour wants will be courteously
1 Iradquaitcrs ior traveling men.
j, W. LIVINGSTON, Proprietor
U. S. COMMISSIONER
Near Green Hotel
0. C. COLLVEf?
Justioo of tlio Ponoo
JAMES W. HURT, PROPRIETOR
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
Fish, Vegetables and Country Produce
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Odlcc In l);ui Store.
J, H. HAMER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
Klre InrHnw, Ufo Inturnnco. Surety Jloniln
Itmtl Kitnto. Conveyancing
It Is Easy To Reach North Beach
Take Steamer POTTER From Portland
raBciifpra are now trniiBforrod to tho railroad at
3IE0IiI.lt -H miles up llio Columbia River from
IIwhco, TIiIh I lull tiiilM thu necoMHlty of steamers
uniting fur thu lido, mid Insurer n prompt mid reg
ular nummer schedule.
The Steamer T. J. POTTER leaves Portland every
morning' except Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 o'clock.
Saturday only at 2 o'clock P. M. Remember the Sum-
all North Beach
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE. OREGON
II. F. Alt.en, 1'rmlilent.
T. M. IUlhwisc, Catlilcr.
Will Wukzweilkr Vlco Pres.
II. ULi)ix, Aut. Ctshlcr.
Capital, Burplui end Undivided
0. & flL 'is $12 from Shaniko to
points and return; good until Septem-
List your property
Xorlli Ileach Ih n fit mom, bentitlful pluco llio mot perfect
beach on thu whole North Coust.
There are aeeomnwdiitlotiH galore at prloes to milt nil tastes;
camping luellltlcH without equal; porfeot bathing con-
llltlOHH; llll HOrlH Of IlllltlHOItlOII t lilld (II VOnlOUS. COUIO,
have a good rest mill a Jolly tl mo.
Utm semi you our new .Summer Book, aptl toll you nil nbout
Local SHanilco X
Qcneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon
OSBORN & WILSON
V linuillo all kinds of real estate,
have a number of bargains to offer.
A. M, WILLIAMS & GO.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
HOOTS AND 8HOE8
HATS AND CAI'S
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OIL COMPANY FINDS
VEIN OF GOOD GOAL
At Present Will Prospect Coa
FOR DEEP DRILLING
Coal la Found at Depth of 150 Feot-
New Find To Bo Thoroughly
Although the news was not ninde
public at the lime, the Madras Oil
Gas Company drilled into a vein of good
looking coal in the hole which they were
sinking on the West elope of Grizzly
The coal was encountered at a denth o
150 feet and appears to bo of a fine qual
ity, but the extent of it is not known as
the work was suspended just after the
eoal was struck, tho machinery beim
too light to carry tho hole to a mucl
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greater ucpin. w nen tne work was
suspended, Frank Forest, president of
the company, left for California to buv
leaner machinery. He did not buy in
California, however, but placed an order
vith an Eastern firm through their
'ortland representatives, for a standard
drilling outfit and other machinery,
making up n car-load lot, and this will
be received within the next six weeks
In the meantime the drill on thf
ground will bo used in prospecting the
coal discovery, to ascertain the thick
ness of the vein, and it is probable that
lurther investigation of the coal pros
pect will prove it to be of sufficient ex
tent to bo of great importance. The
diecovery of a good quality of coal in
Crook county would bo of immense im
portance in tho development of this sec
tion, measureable by the extent of the
coal deposits uncovered, and tho ex
ploration of their discovery by the local
prospecting company will bo watched
with much interest.
As soon as the heavier machinery ar
rives work will bo resumed on the deep
well being drilled to prospect for oil.
Mr. ForeBt bought easing and other ma
terial necessary to continue the work,
and also employed another drill opera
tor, who will have charge of the work.
It is expected that this work will pot be
csumed within six weeks or two
months, as it will take that long to get
tliq machinery here and on the ground.
LINSTER SAWMILL AT
BEND IS DESTROYED
ENDING TWINE, 12C. FOR CASH
J. C & M. A. ROBINSON
3PT TAKEN FOR
ACCOUNTS AND TRADE
Firo Causes Loss of $8000 Lumber
Yard is Saved. -
Tho town of Bend was visited by a
disastrous firo last week, when the Lin
str sawmill situated on the Deschutes
about a quarter of n milo below Bend
was completely destroyed. The loss is
estimated at about $8000. Tho firo was
fought by n volunteer firo btigadc,
which prevented it from spreading to
the lumber yard proper, where $15,000
worth of lumber was stacked.
Tho cause of tho fire is unknown,
though it is suspected that it is the re
sult of carelessness on the part of some
one passing through tho mill yard, as
fishermen erofslng the river on the foot
bridge at the mill pass directly through
the mill, and it is thought some of them!
arelossly dropped n lighted cigar or
uigarctto among tho highly inflammable
pino shavings or sawdust. Thoro was
only $2500 insurance on tho mill, one
policy for $1500 having expired about a
SURVEYORS IN THE FIELD
As announced in last week's Bulletin
a crew of surveyors have been put in the
field. They havo established camp at
O'Nell and tho lino will bo run from
that point to Shaniko, says the Bend
Bulletin. Tho reason for starting at
O'Noil instead of at Bend is becauso it
will not bo necessary to do much sur
veying over tho D. I. fc P. Co.'b segre
gation. The ditch company has 10-foot
contour survoys of all its land. Thus a
lino can be Inriroly worked out In the
office by thu use of tho field notes,
Tho crow is in ehargo o( Robert Boa,
a civil engineer of Portland. Thoso
who joined tho crew from Bend are It.
F. Guult, Frank May, Max lilohardspn,
Harry Smith, Jack Htckson and S. B.
Kolley. V. J. Buckley and Lcland Co
Vert of Redmond will also bo with tho
Crew Which comprises 11 inuti.
HAS WAITED 18 YEARS FOR RAILROAD
"Uncle" Frank Nichols of Laidlaw,
was in Madras last Friday, this being
his first visit into this section since the
town of Madras was located. Mr. Nich
ols was the first pioneer settler upon
land on tho Deschutes river in the Laid
law country, having filed a pre-emption
on 100 acros at Pickett's island 18 years
ago. At that timo thero was talk of
railroad extension into Central Oregon,
and Mr. Nichols says that when he filed
tho pre-emption near where Laidlaw
now is, ho felt quite sure that tho C. &
E. would build through there in two or
three years. He selected what he
thought would .be the most likely cross
ing on the Deschutes and filed there.
Aft'er these 18 years of waiting, the
prospects for the extension of the Cor-
vallis & Eastern arc no brighter than
they were then. In Mr. Nichols' expe
rience there is a world of suggestion to
some of the settlers of this community
who are withholding their support from
the proposed Central Oregon railroad, in
the belief, that "Harriman will build in
Some of the farmers in the vicinity of
Pilot Rock have become very mucl
alarmed over the damage being done by
the giasshoppers this season, says i
Pilot Rock (Umatilla county) item
iiiey seem to oe in spots, ana in various
places the second and third cuttings of
alfalfa have been almost totally de
stroyed by them. They have not been
known to be so bad for many years, and
some declare it is on account of the dry
season. Many gardens m this section
havo been almost entirely destroyed by
the pests and altogether the damage
will be quite heavy. No material dam
age has yet been done in the immediate
vicinity of Pilot Rock, but many com
plaints are coming in from a few miles
THE PRESIDENT WILL
HUNT IN OREGON
TO CHASE BEARS AND MOjjjAlN'LIOM lf
Roosevelt Plans Outing In Cascade j'
Before Going to Africa
WATER AT 32 FEET
Mrs. A. Woodward was in town last
Saturday from her ranch near Juniper
Butte, buying a pump for the well
which she has just had drilled on the
ranch. The well was drilled by Ivan
Hale, and they struck water at 32 feet.
There is only two feet of water in the
well but drilling has been suspended
until it can be ascertained whether or
not the well will furnish enough water
for stock and household purposes. If
not, the well will be put down deeper.
Mr. Hale has drilled several wells in
that section of the country this Summer
and is having good success in flndinc
water at a shallow depth.
INJURIES FATAL TO MISS DOUTHIT
Miss Mary 0. Douthit, who died in
Portland last Saturday afternoon as the
result of being struck by a street car,
as formerly a resident of this county.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. Douthit, both now deceased, and
sister of Sam and Harry Douthit.
Miss Douthit movedto Portland about
15 years ago, and for a number of years
taught school there. She was the au
thor of a book of reminiscenses and bio
graphical sketches of pioneers entitled
A Souvenir of Western Women," pub
lished about the time of the Lewis &
Cash terms liioutm bettor prices. A.
0. Suuford, Madras.
FROM OUR EXGHANCES
II. F. Dietzel of tho Madras Milling
Company, was in Prinevillc Monday
and Tuesday looking after business
matters. Ho is returning from a trip
through Antelope, Mlthell and others
points in the interest of "Madras Flour"
and reports progress along that line.
Tho Madras mill was shut down July 3,
and biiico the grain harvest of last year
has ground -10,000 bushols of wheat.
Mr. Deitzcl says that the wheat crop in
this section promises to be well filled
and of fine quality, although the yield
ill not be as large as last year. Prino-
Beginning with intense heat Sunday,
Crook county weather has almost run
tho gamut of conditions. Tuesday tho
government thermometer registered 104,
io highest in llvo years, and live hours
later it was raining so hard between
Hay Oroek and tho top of Grizzly that
next morning tho Prinovillo stago was
delayed four hours, the road being in a
frightful condition. Yesterday after
noon another shower descended, thor
oughly drenching the ranges and doubt-
ess injuring considerable hay that was
till tiiinn thd l-rnniul. An nlppti-innl
display arcompahied tho'roin of yester
day afternoon. Prinovillo Roviow.
CAMPERS KILL EICHT DEER
W. IT. Ramsey, J. 12. Campbell and
J. J. Watts and their familios returned
Tuesday from n two weeks' outing in
the Cascades. They camped near tho
big berry patch on the Santiam and
during their stay thero killed oight deer.
Berries were very scarco, and olily a few
have ripened so tar as tho season Ih late,
but big game la unusually plentiful in
KLAMATH FALLS, July 25.-Presi-'
ueni xiooscvcii expects to mini near in.
the wilds of Klamath county after tba
expiration of his present term and be
fore his departure for Africa, according
to advicos received in Klamath Falls
John D. Goff, the guido who directed.
the way to haunts of big game in Color
ado on the occasion of the first Western
hunt of the then Vice-President, wilj
visit Klamath county in September fop
the purpose of making a personal inves
tigation of the big game district of tho
It is stated on high authority that
Mr. Goff will make this trip especially
for the purpose of advising the Pres'u
dent as to the best time to hunt beap
and mountain lion in this state, While
the intended hunt is said to be practi
cally decided upon, publicity was not
desired and only by chance was the in
THE COVERNOR VISITS
D. I. & P, Cos Segregation to Be n
spected By tho State Land
The large auto belonging to the Des
chutes Irrigation & Power Co. was sent
out to Shaniko yesterday to meet F. S,
Stanley and a party of state officials,
among whom is Governor Chamberlain,
who are going to Bend to inspect tho
irrigation work in progress there on the
several Carey Act segregations. Tho
officials are expected in Madras today,
on their way to Bend.
The irrigation work at Bend is all be.
ing done under the provisions of tho
Carey Act, by which the company ac
quires no title in the land reclaimed,
but secures a lien upon the land for the
cost of the reclamation, that cost being
fixed by contract with the State Land
Board. The reclamation work must be
inspected and approved by the State
Land Board before any land can be dis
posed of. The Governor and other
members of the State Land Board havo
made a number of trips into Crook
county in the past three years.
Resigns From Prlnevllle Schools to
Come to Madras.
Professor P. 0. Fulton of this placo
has been elected principal of tho Mad
ras public school for the ensuing year.
Some time ago he was elected principal
of tho Prineville school, but he resigned
that position and accepted a similar po
sition in the Madras school.
Prof. Fulton was formerly principal
of the Madras school for two terms, and
last year was principal of the Mountain
View school on Agency Plains. At the
last teachers' examination ho received
a life certificate. In addition to his du
ties as principal, Prof. Fulton will teach
tho 9th and 10th grades recently added
m the Madras school. His assistants
will be Prof. Riley Cook, who will teach
tho 5th, Oth, 7th and 8th grados, and
Miss Clara Horney, who will teach tho
first four grades in the school.
GERKINC SUES FOR $16,000
The troubles of W. A. Laidlaw, who
was ono of tho owners of tho Columbia
Southern irrigation project on tho West
side of tho Deschutes, seem to be multl
plying. He has been having much
trouble with tho settlers aud the Slate
Land Board over his failure to supply
sufficient water to irrigate tho tract, and
now J- B, N. Gerking, one of tho pioneer
settlers on the tract in tho Laidlaw
country, has riled suit against the Co
lumbla Southern Irrigation Co,, of
which Mr. Laidlaw is tho principal
stockholder, for $10,000. Garking paid
$0400 for tho land and water-riglit, and
claims thut with tho improvements bo
ias placed upon it tho land is now
worth $10,000, but the company is una-
uie to givo him clear title to tho land
which it agreed to do as soon as ho had
finished .paying for it Hence tl iu suit.
Read my announcement in auotLttf
Column. A. C, 8aufbrd.