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MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1908.
LoW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
i hat bcn thoroughly renovated, No better table in Ccn
fo on (or (,e money. Your wants will be courteously
did to. Headquarters for traveling men.
-class Livery in Connection
W, LIVINGSTON, Proprietor
A, M. WILLIAMS & CO. Rabbit drive hot
An fcNIIKt SUUUtSS
Dry Goods, Clothing,
HOOTS AND HHOKW
JJATB AND OAJ'3
adras Harness Shop
E. m. DAVIS, Pvop.
LOCATED IN POSTOFFICE BUILDING
lust received a full line of Horse
Blankets, Collars, Buggy Whips,
Collar Pads, Whip Stocks and Lash
es, Spurs and bits.
Horse Furnishing Goods
ping Neatly Done
List your property
f have tii( re buyers than I
. liavo land for Rule
Ora Van Tassel
Prices Are Lowest
A. E. CROSBY
!' HOP ItlKTOR
ICwIm i Comp elc Mno u( Drug", Mcdiclnci, ChomlcMs, Uoiitohotd Hemcdlc.
BUi'Siinilrlea ml I'lmlo Huppllc. Country Mull Oritur I Klvo my )orontit
r3 A Ornluntc In I'linrije. Kate delivery Kuariuittcil. Your jrecrlrtloii
strjclmlne tit I'oit Doitroyeri, Stork Foodi Mini Illpi of all kind.
7brEiiimtti Ktxluks, Il'itU 'I'lionui. WHOI.KSAIiK AND RKTAII
JAMES W. HURT, PROPRIETOR
:RESH AND CURED MEATS
Fish, Vegetables and Country Produce
T. B. TUCKER
First-CIass Wort Guarantee!
Located hi the old Brtmks shop
Blankets & Robes
3ST IE W STOCK
Fine stock of Harness, Collars,
Bridles, Halters, Whips and
other articles kept in a first
class Harness Shop
DURABLE LINE OF SHOES
Wheat Taken In Tpade
B. S. LARKIN
NO MORE CHEAP TIM
BER CLAIMS HOW
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N assortment of Christmas candies and nuts
ecial price for public Christmas entertainments
RESH GROCERIES And Dainties For
The Christmas Table
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" J, C. & M. A. ROBINSON
Not" Enough Drivers Prosent Rab
bits Unrully Will Drlvo Again
. The rabbit hunt which was held last
Monday and Tuesday was not an entire
mccvn. and for several reasons. One
was that there was not enough people
on hand to effectually corral the rabbits,
probably not more than 100 persons nil
told turning out. It was thought by
spine that it was attempted to cover toe
much territory and that too long drives
were made, giving the rabbits many
opportunities to dodge back and escape
through the lino of drivers. Another
reason was that a rabbit lias some of
the characteristics of a hog and some
times almost absolutely refuses to he
driven. On these occasions it was gen
erally the signal for some of the drivers
to get excited and throw stones, Bticks,
or halloo so that the rabbits would be
come bewildered, witli the result that
some of them would dodge this way and
that and eventually elude the lino of
The rabbits also seemed to have a pre
sentiment of the snow storm which
reached this section Tuesday night and
had congregate in places where they
would bo most sheltered from the ele
ments and from these recesses it was al
most impossible to move them any dis
tance. Something like 300 rabbits are
estimated to have been killed during the
drives made on the two days- Several
Indians came over from the reservation
and helped with the drive- and a large
per cent of the rabbits slain was appro
printed by them.
The ranchers are not discouraged by
tiie apparently small number of jacks
killed nt this drive, but will meet again
December 28. near the John Trotter
place in Sagebrush -Springs vicinity. It
is probable that with the experience
gained nt the last drive they will make
a more wholesale slaughter of the rab
bits thnn rewarded their efforts during
the drive the first of the week.
Secretary Odors That Timber Clalrns
Shall Bo Sold At Appraised
Secretary Garfield of the -Interior De
partmcnt has promulgated n ruling that
on and. after December 1, timber lands
would be sold to entryman nt their ap
praised valuation, instead ol at a flat
price of $250 per acre as heretofore.
There will be no fixed price for a timber
claim, but its value will be appraised
according to location and quality of the
Under the present ruling an applicant
for timber chum must file with his ap
plication an estimate of the amount of
timber on the claim and its value. In
due time the government makes an ap
praisal of the value of the land and the
applicant then has a 30 days preference
right to the claim at that price. If the
government fails to make an appraisal
within nine months of the date of entry,
the entryman may buy the timber Aclaim
jit his own appraisal, but In no case can
the land be sold for less than $2.50 per
WAR UPON COYOTES
LEVIES 15-MILL TAX
Pendleton, Or., Dec. ll.-January is
to spell death to the coyotes in the state
of Oregon, according to the plans which
have been announced by Secretary Dan
P. Srnythe, of the State Sheep Co mm is
sion and the State Woolgrowers' Asso
ciation. During the coming month the
flockmasters of the state are to wane
concerted and systematic warfare upon
the greatest enemy the woolgrower has
to contend with. Dogs, guns, traps and
poison are all to be brought into requi
sition, and it is expected that the uum
ber of coyotes can. be greatly reduced
during the 31 days in the month which
has been designated for slaughter.
The same plnn was worked last Janu
ary, and, according to the reports re
ceived from all parts of the state, bun
ureds of the animals were slain. It was
this success of the first effort which let!
the officers of tho state association to
repeat the experiment.
THIS WEEK TO REDMOND
000-Foot Bridge At Trail Crossing
Mills' Party Passos Through
To Shanlho. -
A 15-mjll tax was levied by school
district No. 22 at last Saturday's meet
ing tor the purpose of meeting the ex
penses of tho Madras public school for
the current yenr. Tho levy was n little
larger than had been anticipated, but it
was as Iqw as it could be placed and
raise tho amount of funds necessary to
carry on tho school iu its present efll
ciuncy. There was very little opposi
tion to the levy of the tax, the senti
ment of the district favoring the main
tenance of n good school at this pluce.
The addition of tho 9th and 10th mules
to the Madras school was responsible for
tho increased tax-levy, as the additional
expense tlicreoy incurred by tho dis
trict had practically all to be met by the
Tho enumeration in the Madras dis
trict this year shows 141 children of
school ages in tho district, and when
the apportionment of school money is
made, the amount received by the Mad
ras district will practically cover the ex
penses of the first eight grades of the
school. In the neighborhood of $1000
additional expense wbb incurred by the
addition of the 0th and 10th grhdeB, and
this amount, with a few incidental ex
penses, had to met by the tax of a prop-
ty valuation of a little moro than $82.-
000 in the district.
BUYS 9-ACRE TRACT IN MADRAS
A. a. Phillips hns sold to Jack Dee
and Sam Compton a nine-acre tract ad
joining the townsito on the East, the
tract being on the extreme North end of
Mr. Phillips's land. The consideration
was $50 an acre. Messrs. Conipton &
Dee expect to build two comfortable
cottages on tho tract at once. Thev are
in the sawmill business at Grizzly, and
will build the cottages in Madras as an
lias tract is desirably located' and
with tho rapid' growth of Madras may
be platted as an addition to the town-site.
ITEMS FROM OUR EXCHANGES
Want. Relief From Tax
County Commissioners Rice and Bay
ley and County Superintendent Ford are
in Bend today, and, accompanied by
County Judge Ellis, have visited the
Bend schools. The visit wa9 made in
order that theso gentlemen might sat
isfy themselves as to the efficiency of
the Bend school, and if it is considered
tho equal of the county high school, tho
Bend district will be relieved, from pay
ing the tax for tho support of tho coun
ty school, according to the Oregon law.
It will bo remembered that the Bend
school board made application, pcveral
weeks ago, for exemption from this tax.
While these gentlemen had nothing to
give out as to their final decision, yet it
is Known tney are highly pleased with
uio ueni sciiool, its building and emiin
ment, and it is safe to predict that their
action will be favorablo to the local
It. M, Morris of Trail Crossing was in
town Tuesday buying supplies and also
took home a load -of "Madras Flour."
Mr. Morris says that the crew of rail
road surveyors under Mr. Mills, which
are now camped at Redmond, have run
several lines North from Redmond to.
wards Crooked river and It ia under
stood that they have located a crossing
one-fourth of a mile below Trail Cross
ing bridge. It is said that a bridge 350
feet long will be necessary to cross tho
river. Tins is several hunurea teet
wider than the crossing -found by the
Central Oregon road, which crosses
Crooked river about a mile and & quar
ter below Trail Crossing bridge. Tho
wider crossing is said to have been se
lected by the Harriman engineers be
cause of what they considered the moro
desirable approaches to the bridge. .
Mr. Mills' party made a location from.
Madras South by way of Lamonta and
O'Neil to Redmond, and the surveyors
under Engineer Roberts have located a
line South from Madras via Opal Pjairio
to Trail Crossing. It is expected tho
gap between the two crews will be
closed within a few days, when the Har
riman interests will have two locations
from Madras to Redmond.
Assistant Chief Engineer Chase of tho
Harriman lines passed through Madras
Friday "going to Culver, where he in
spected, the work of Engineer Roberts
and Saturday he was at Trail-Crossing
looking over the work in that vicinity.
Saturday afternoon in company with
Engineer Mills Mr. Chnse went .to Red- -mond.
The party of surveyors under Mr.
Mills arrived in Madras yesterday even
ing and this morning passed on'through
going to Shaniko. It is . reported that
surveying operations by the Harriman
people will be conducted South of this,
place with only one crew, although it
is also rumored that surveying may be
suspended in a few days.
A very pleasant wedding occurred at
the. home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Co'rwin
of Madras, Wednesday evening Decern-. .
ber 16, 1008, when their daughter, Miss
Bessie M., was united in marriage to
Mr. Barney L. Cummings, a promising
young farmer of Madras. Rev." I. D
Brown performed tho ceremony. The
marriage ceremony was attended bv a
large number of tho friends and rela
tives of the bride and groom, who, with
their guests pnrtook of an elaborate
wedding supper, which was exceedingly
enjoyed by those present. ' " "
The bride and groom are both youmr
people who have resided in this vicinitv
for several years and are well and favor
ably known by numerous friends and
acquaintances. The wedding is reuort-
ed to have been a very nrettv affair. th
bride being gowned in white silk mull
and the groom dressed in black. Thev
received many presents and tokens of
remembrance from their friends.
From the wedding party Mr. and
Cummings went to their home, about
five miles South of Madras, where they
will be at home to their friends.
ire but outward signs of the evil
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HOYT CHEMICAL CO,
Narrow Escape From Flro
Firo was narrowly averted in the nub-
lie school building Thursday when the
henting stove in tho 5th grade room
fell over, strewing the ildor with fierv
T'im'a of wood. Tho plpo also fell, but
it una not located over tho pupils, eo no
one was hurt. Tho prepcnco of mind of
the teacher, Miss Jessie Hartley, ore-
vented serious consequences. She calm
ly naked several of thu Wer bovs to
aid her and together, without turning In
me warm, tney righted the stove while
others, gathered up the cinders and put
them where they would do the most
K0'; T.,,'.erH,wa.8 lw' or confusion.
Prlnevillo Review. ,
ADVERTISE ymir "Wftiitt." In ilm
Pioneer. It gets results. Reuularlo.
cfi udvertlslug rates.
MRS. FRANK RODMAN DEAD
Word was received here Sundav even
ing of the death of Mrs. Ella V. Rod
man, wife of Frank Rodman, which oft-
curred at the hospital in Portland Sun.
day morning. Mrs. Rodman was oner-
ted upon for appendicitis a week or
moro ago and hrr condition was known
to be criticnl, but tho news of her death
wasagrea't shock to her many fiiends
at this place.
MrH. Rodmnn was the daughter of
Jacob Stroud and lived in this county
for a number of years near Prineville.
hater sho moved to this vicinity with
her husband and resided for fivu vonr
"hear Madras, dm-ini .whinl. it, i...
wna very popular with tho younger peo
ple of this locality. About two years
ago Mrs. Rodman and her family re
moved to Portland where thev hnvu .
sided einco that time. She was uhour
20 yenrs of age,
Sho leaves her -husband, and one son,
aii, besides numerous other relatives
and friends to mourn her death. U
BLACK HA It IK Y eed tir p':;
duueil 20 bushels to 0re on my ,,c
this sextmu. Epeohly adnpted t
1Mb hull hiiiI ollniuto. Can b sown
either Full Sprlug. Ia ,u etlfl
and shells out II ko wheat. Will
imve about 00 bushel. of seed for
al. First eonic, first served. (J.
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