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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (March 11, 1909)
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MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, MARQH 1J, IO?
GOOD RIGS, GOOD TEAMS
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FOnEICN EXCHANCE BOUGHT AND GOLD
DRAFTS OH ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD
Capital Stock, S30,ogo
A, M. WILLIAMS & CO
Dry .Goods, Clothing
I100T8 AND HI10E8
HATS A&I) OAI'8
Lis! four property
VAN TASSEL LAND GO
Wo have in re buyers than we
' have land for ftalo
ORA VAN TASSEL, Manager
NOT IN THE TRUST
Milli 14 milea from Haycrcek. Rough Lumber 411.00 per thousand nt
tie mill. Flouring ami finishing lumber fHO.OO per thousand. Oilier
pices in proportion, Address QHO.lt, LII, Mgr., Aslnvood, Oregon
A. E. CROSBY
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CirrlOi k Oomii elo 1, 1 110 of I)ri!8 Xmliolnc. C)i(unl(;lii. llouioliold Remcdlc.
tm(jlit' Hmiilriu mil I'lioto HuppU. Country Mull Orler I kIvu my poronal
iiltnilon a (Jrkltiitto fn clmritu. Hafc .'(lvllvcry simranteol. Your prescription
Bf'fw , Ktrycliiilnc rihV lVt Ietroj-!tii. Block Foods nud Dip of all klnda.
iwe;forKuimii Kolnk. IliHli I'hou'us. WJI0I.K8AI.K AND KKTAIU
T. B. TUCKER
Firsl-Cta Wort OiarantecJ
r rtnrittirl 4 i 41it ttlil Ttmnhit of inn
an mi im m 1 bb n mj
Blankets & Robes
Flrte stock of Harness, Collars,
Bridles, Halters, Whips and
other articles kept in a first
class Harness Shop
DURABLE LINE OF SHOES
Wheat Taken In Trade
B. S. LARKIN
JAMES W. HURT, PROPRIETOR
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
Fish, Vegetables and Country Produce
g MADRAS, OREGON
The Pioneer glvra you the homo and
county tiowa and keeps you In touch
with your mirrnumiliiKS. Bubcoribe
for it. Price $1.60 per year.
ROBINSON'S BIG STORE
Notice To The Public
On and after March 1 we will discontinue
all open credit business and sell strictly for
cash or on approved security. And by giv
ing bottom prices on airlines of goods, we
will make it an object to all our patrons and
friends to continue dealing with us.
We ar& forced to adopt this system as we
are ho longer able to continue the open
NOT YET APPROVED
Left To Secretary Ballin
POWER PROJECTS SAVED
Engineers To Investigate Portland
In e.PMrnH Aparqvfll
Tlje rigbttof-way maps ,for the Harri
man road iplo Central Oregon by way
of the Peachutea canyon have not yet
been annroved bv the Interior Depart
rncnt, and it is likely that eeveral weeks
H ill elapse before any definite decision
is made. Although it was announced
last week that Secretary Garfield iiad
practically decided to grant tlio right-
of-way for tile iiarrhnan road up the
river, later developments proved that
this announcement was premature, and
that Mr. Garfield had passed the matter
on to the new Secretary of the Interior,
Mr, Baliinger, for final action. 'Just
two days before the expiration of his
term of office, Mr. Garfield stated that
lie iiad decided to refer the Deschutes
right-of-way matter to two special
agents of the Reclamation service for
examination as to the matter of con
Bervation of water resources alone the
river, and that lie had asked for
speedy report As soon as this report
is made, which should be within a few
weeks, some definite decision will be
ven. Engineer Schlccht, of the Re
amation Service, recently detailed to
the Klamath projeiit, will hayo charge
the investigation. JJe wdl determine
10 level nt winch n railroad can be
milt so that it will not interfere with
power development, either by the gov'
eminent or ' private interests. Mr.
Schlecht will begin his investigations
lis week, and upon his report will de
pend tiie action of the Secretary of the
The trouble over the right-of-way up
e Deschutes arises out of the fact tiiat
the construction of the road along the
present survey, which follows the river
level, would interfere with power devel
opraent on the river, and the Secretary
of the Interior lias inclined to the view
that the power possibilities of the Des
chutes are more desirable and in the
end would bo more beneficial to the
state than rtiiiniiis: n railroad tiirouuh
the canyon, if another route can bo
found. Because of this interferancc
with the power possibilities of the river
it was desired that the railroad raise its
grade 150 feet, so as to go over the pro
posed power projects, but to 'do tills
would throw the railroad eo high up on
the steep sides Qt tho canyon tliafcit
would make tho cost of building the
road prohibitive. The effect of tho re
fusal of tho Interior Department to
grant the right-of-way for the railroad
up the Deschutes would be to close the
only natural gateway to Central Oregon,
and to forco Mr, Harriman to ndopt one
the trans-mountain routes for his
proposed Central Oregon road.
The Portland Chamber of Commerce
ia directing its efforts to securing ap
proval of tho right-of-way maps up the
Dosuliutes, and all the pressure possible
will bo brought to bear to bring this
about. Portland business men are be
ginning to realizo the liossibilities of
trade development iu Central Oregon
nd the importance of opening up this
vast section of the state. Portland is
tho natural market 'for. the products of
Central Oregon, and a railraod by the
Deschutes canyon would nrovido a
water level route to this market, with
cheap freight rates on our products.
Portland's interest in tho Deschutes
routo is therefore second only to that of
MONEY IN FARMS
J. C St Mi A. ROBINSON
Several Quarter Sections Changs
Hands At From $2000
To $2100 '
Paul BiUcb and V. J, Senn of Portland
Ptlrred tilings up in tho really market in
this section lttst week while here, They
purchased in tho Oput Prairie country
and on Agency Plains n hUlnher of quar
ter sections, aggregating in tho nelgh
boriiood of 200Q fccrton to which they
''tot $8000 ttf fglfcHt Mn8tm
was In tiiis locality several nvrinthqag
onil onmirwl L few OntlOllH for llimscU
and ids associates, and on ids visit here
last week lie was accompanied by Mr,
Bates, who closed up a number of the
deals. A full list of the purchases mrtd
by tlioso gentlemen was not obtained
but ntnong those who sold were W. G
Kiliingbeck, George Killingbcck, Frank
Hunter, Jcma Starns and Arthur Baker-
in tho Opal Prairie country and E. V.
Dotv on Aeoncy Plains. A number of
other nlnces were bought, but the
names of the owners wero not secured.
Before returning to Portland Mr,
Bates made tho statement thatches
lands were bought as an investment
and that tile purchasers expected to.
hold them for some jtears. It i tinder
stood that epme of the quarters were
leased for a term of years, which would
indjcatc that the lands will not be on
the market again soon.
COUNTY COURT PRO-
Report of road viewers on Harold
Baldwin road approved and road de
clared a public highway.
Iteportof road viewers, recommend
ing Lyle Gap road, approved.
County Clerk requested to determine
total amount taxable property in each
district: the total amount of road tax
and also the 60 per cent thereof which
the statute prescribes must be spent
upon work within the district in wind
it is collected, and it was ordered that
a tabulated statement thereof be pub
lished in the official county paper for
the benefit, of the several road supervis
ors and the taxpayers of Crook county.
It was further ordered that County
Commissioner Tt.H. Bayley take charge,
under the direction of the Court, of the
expenditure of the 50 per cent of the
road tax that is to bo devoted to the
general maintenance ol roads all over
tho county wherever most needed, a
provided by statute. Nearly all of the
larger bridges in the county are in ur
gent'need of repairs or rebuilding, and
Mr. Bayley's experience in lumbering,
dam and bridge work will mean a great
saving to the taxpayers in the long run.
The bid of the Glass & Prudborame
company for hardwood office furniture
and sectional steel vault fixtures was
accepted, their bid being approximate
ly f4000 therefor. By the terms of tlii
bid the county is given until nearly the
middle , of 1010 before any part of this
bill becomes due, in order that next
year's taxes may be available for the
payment thereof. Only such furniture
ns seemed necessary was ordered. The
sheriff's office and county clerk's office,
in whi,eh the bulk of the county's busi
ness is transacted, wero provided with
necessities, and only so much of the
steel vault furnituro was ordered as to
conveniently accommodate the present
records, "documents and files. A small
amount of furniture was ordered for
tho assessor, county school superinten
dent and surveyor. Aside from two
judge's chairs no furnituro was ordered
for the court rooms. Both tho hard
wood and ateel office furniture is of the
standard type and finish and may bo
added to at any time as the needs and
finances of the county may wurrant.
FARMERS ARE HELPED
BY DEEP SNOWFALL
D. P. Ilea, cooperative observer of tho
weather bureau at Madras, has written
an encouraging. letter on crop conditions
in his district to District Weather Fore
caster E. A. Beats. The letter eays:
"I inclose monthly weather report as
taken from observations here. This
winter lias been most favorable for the
farmors in this section for a number of
eurs. Owing to tho prospects of a rail-
oad through tills county thero was n
greater acreage of vlicut put in last fall
than ever beforo, and with plenty of
snow and moisture this winter it is do-
ing very well. Thero has been no
weather cold enough to hurt the crain.
hu farmers are all busv now nlmvinr.
their Bummer fallow nud mutinir n
their spring grain, and it w safe to sav
wiinoiu any moro bad weather there
will lanrrfnnn i...t.,.i.. .- ,
keteU from this section alone this vear.
"A man from unner Willow Oi-nnk in
tho Western end of the Blue Mountains,
some 84 miles East of hero informs mo
mere are 7 pr a feet of enow in tho tim
A Pessimistic Vlovv
Through the act of a friendly Iteclam-
atlon Service Mr, Harrllimn is relieved
of tho embarrassing sltUittiou of irtaking
is omit to central Oregon good, o
one can blamo hilif how. Bat two
routes nro Wt him, npd ono of these is
too precipitous, tho other too costly. It
s plain enough that Central Oregon is
ngnin forgotten by tho IlnrrlMatt vt-
Msdi as Business Meii
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Boost For Madras; V.f,-J- &Y.im
ORGANISE LOCAL CLUB WITH
- ' INCREASING MEMpERSf
And The Madras Country
Local business men met lastFriJa
evening .and organized a commercial
club under the name of the Madras; -Chamber
of Commerce, and hereafter.
that organization will be, tho medium,,
through which the local "boosters" will
work for the advancement of thcintqrr
ests of Madras and the Madras country
Every resident of Madras is expected.
get his name on the membership list,
and an invitation Ib also extepded to tho.'
residents of adjoinipg di?$rps, tq b.g;
come members, the dues for pqteido.
members having been teduccd in orden
to encourage non-resident membership.
The officers of the new organization
elected last Friday evening werei Pres- '
ident, A. C. Sanford; secretary, Don P.
Reaj vice president, Max Lucddemann;
treasurer,' Howard W. Turner. Twoj
committees were appointed at this
meeting, one on organisation, consisting
of D. P. Rea, J. W. Robinson and H.
V, Turner, and the other on. transport
tation, consisting d.f Max lyueddeniann,
J. C. Robinson and John McTaggart.
Tiie last named committee was instruct-
d to prepare a letter to the Portland
Uhamber of Commerce, submitting
Wets and data regarding this scctipi;
which might be of assistance to thefti
in tlieyr efforts to secure approval of tba
right-of-way up the Deschutes cap von, .
A meeting of tbp clrib fs calltl fqr n.et'
Friday evening, when other committees
will be appointed to look after matters. ,
of general interest to the community.
All members, and others who desire. 4
to become members, nro urged to at '
tend this meeting, which will be held at.
Sanford'a hall at 7 :30 o'clock.
SHERMAN QUITS HATFIELD - .
Wasco, Or., March 4. Charles M.. '
Hatfield, who for twq years has "made, v
ram" in the Sherman county hills, will
not be employed again by the Sherman .'
County Development League. Tho
county would have had to pay $15,000
this year for Hatfield, and as there was
some doubt whether the increased rains
fall of the paBt two seasons waB not duo
to natural causes, it wag decided to
spend some of the money Ir publicity "
work and give the clouds a chance to '
weep .unaided. Hatfield came from
Sonthern California, and his strange .
ippearing plant has attracted little atr,A
lention only because it was off the bc-V-
en paths of travel.
LOCATE POWER PROJECT
NEAR LOWER BRIDGE
A party of engineers left Madras last
Saturday morning for Lower Bridge on,
tho Deschutes river, where thoy will
survey the site for a new power project,
ii is understood that tluj survey is be
ing made for tho Willamette Wneon
Road Company, and F. E. Mills, who
ran the O. R. & N. survey throuch Mad
ras. has charge of the work. Mr, Mills
and W. 0. AVeirman, who have been in
moarns for threo weeks, wero ioined
here last Friday evening, by Max Wood
and Mr. Carter of Portland, and thev
iuib iimi morning mr uie scene of their
ITEMS FROM OUR EXCHANGES
Ship Madras Porkora to Portland
Stroud Bros, and William Davetinort
of Prinevillo recently purchtueit ovof
100 head of fat linga from different
ranchers about Madras, and tho first ot
tho week loaded them into freieht wa.
gons bound for tho railroad and shipped
them from Shaniko to thu P.rH,,,!
ards. Tho price paid for the uorkera
was from 4 1-4 to 4 S-4 cents, whilu tt.i
shippers expect to receive about 7i cts
live weight in Portland, Tl)0 trip fronn "
Madras to Shahlko by freight wagon '
necessitated tho Unloading of the hogs
at Cross-Keys for feedim? nun ulnlit
Slianlko beihg rehehed tho follov?ing
day, Tom Stroud and William D,,.
PQtt accompaniQd the shipment to Port-i-
This inannpr nt t... i . . '
SlnthlkO is a new plan, but is thought
outi;c8ui pne, Driving thu
ioga ia n alow proces and
much weight besides requiring several
days feeding. Freighters who ura eo.
ing iqio tsnnniko without loads are glad
to haul the hogs In their wage Mt k in
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