The Madras Pioneer MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1908. NO. 18 peeti Jiotel 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 ADRAS, OREGON A, M. WILLIAMS & CO. Rabbit drive hot An fcNIIKt SUUUtSS DKAMtUS IN Dry Goods, Clothing, Furnishing Goods HOOTS AND HHOKW JJATB AND OAJ'3 THE DALLES OREGON 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 Always Kept ping Neatly Done List your property WITH IMIIE f have tii( re buyers than I . liavo land for Rule Ora Van Tassel URfiD AGEJSlT MADRAS, OREFON tfve Me In Stock Prices Are Lowest A Trial A. E. CROSBY !' HOP ItlKTOR STOFFICE PHARMACY 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 DALLES, OREGON MADRAS MEAT MARKET JAMES W. HURT, PROPRIETOR :RESH AND CURED MEATS Fish, Vegetables and Country Produce RAS, OREGON -.4. T. B. TUCKER Horseshoeing and General Biacksmithing WAGON AND PLOW WORK First-CIass Wort Guarantee! Located hi the old Brtmks shop MADRAS, OREGON 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 MADRAS, ORE. NO MORE CHEAP TIM BER CLAIMS HOW I FURNITURE & UNDERTAKING SUPPLIES OHHMMM LOUCKS BROS MADRAS, OREGON The Pioneer given you the home anil county news and keeps you lu touch with your surroundings. Subscribe for It. Price $1.60 per yeur. II ROBINSON'S BIG STORE hpistmas Goods And NOVELTIES N assortment of Christmas candies and nuts ecial price for public Christmas entertainments RESH GROCERIES And Dainties For The Christmas Table - .. i ' 1 - " J, C. & M. A. ROBINSON GENERAL MERCHANTS. MADRAS, ORJBUUIN Not" Enough Drivers Prosent Rab bits Unrully Will Drlvo Again After Holidays. . 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 drivers. 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 Valuootlon, 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 timber. 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 acre. SHEEPMEN WILWAAKE WAR UPON COYOTES MADRAS DISTRICT 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. LOCATION COMPLETED 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 tnx-levy. 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 investment. 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 school Bulletin. 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. CUMMINCS-CORWIN WEDDING 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. ING DANDRMFFAND EAUIN&HAlRi ire but outward signs of the evil done In secret by myriads of dan Jruff germs sapping the life Mood ot the hair. Micro kills the para site, soothes the Itchlag scalp, gives lustre to the hair and stops It falling out. A single appiicatioi gives relief awl prove$ Its. worth. Save your hah before too late. Micro prevents baldness. It Is a delightful dressing for the hair, free from grease and" sticky oils. Ask yourdragglstforfree booklet, 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. L. PAX TON, Mmra, Oregon. if Hubfccribe fur the home news. the Pioneer uud get Prlco $1,60 per year.