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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (July 8, 1909)
M A D R AS, C R 00 K CO U NTY, OREGON, THURSDAY JULY 8, 1909.
A100RI2 & LIVINOSTON, Props.
Good JVIeals and Clean Beds
Headquarters for Commercial Men, Freighters,
Vnrmen Union mid BVERYBODY ULSB
Liietty, peed & Sale Stable
"llVE OS A CALL AND YOU WILL (0 AWAY HAPPY
HOWARD W. TURNER
U. S. COMMISSIONER
Jnstfco of the Poaoo
J. Lt. CAfllPBELtli, PjPop., JVIflDHS
BEEF, PORK, VEAL j
We have the best line of Fresh Meats in the country
"all kinds of garden vegetables in THEIR SEASON !
1 8, Hamilton, I'rcis. 13. II. Fncxcir, Vico-Prca. J.C, Fowub, Cshr.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Qfllce In Crlig Store,
fyAX LUEDDEMAHN t
econ yatnivsiig m
FOREIGN EXCHANGE EOUCHT AND SOLD
DRAFTS OH ALL PARTS OF THE VORLD
Capital Stock, $50,6(10
SHANIKO, OREGON t
Jf II. HANEl.
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
Flrelusiiranre, Life lnnrtri'0, Saroty Bonda
"lienl Jlatate, Convcydnelrig
i'mnHvm-k, . onEooN
ABOUT TO BEGIN CON
O.R.&N. Assembling Men
And Materials For
WORK IN FEW DAYS
First 40 Miles Ready For Construc
ts nCrewaWork Ori Remaln
derOf Lino When Rlght-of-Way
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
D. P. Au.KN, I'rosldent.
Tt 11. Baldwin, Catlilcr.
Will Wonztrmen Vice l'res,
If. Dai.DiTIH, Aint. Cashier
A. E. CROSBY
DRUGS & KODAKS
THE DALLES, OREGON '
Rocliesler, II, Y,
A full line of Pho
to supplies always
on hand. Printing
done. Mail orders
will receive our
Wiiio for our new
fry n hottle of Mur.-
flno's Lkllitol Devel
oper. Will develop
any Plato or Paper
A. E. CROSBY
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
A. M. WILLIAMS & GO.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
BOOTS AND 8IIOK8
HATS. AND OAJ'S
, THE DALLES
HARNESS A Frill Liue
Heavy Work Harness, Fancy
Driving Harness; COLLARS,
WHIPS,. Halters, Etc., Etc.
B. S. LARKIN
P ROBINSON'S BIG STORE
We have a full line of Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
and Building Materials of all kinds. Cpme in
and see us about
Floors, Furniture, and all Interior work.
WILL NOT SCRATCH OR SCAR
J. C. & M. A. ROBINSON
Actual construction work on the first
40 tnilca of the Deschutes Railroad to
Central Orecon wili besrin in the next
few days, and largo crews of men and
the necessary materials and equipment
for construction wtwk are now being
assembled on the ground as rapidly na
thov can be cotton there. The remain
der of the line wilt also bo under con
Btruction as soon as pending right-of-
way matters can be cleared up, which
it . Ja believed can be accomplished
within the next 30 -days, and construc
tion crews will then be placed all along
the Hpe in order to hasten the comple
lion of the road. This ia a fummary of
the railroad news of tho past few days,
which is confirmed by reports received
from independent sources.
A message last Saturday from Grass
Valley, in Sherman county, reported
the arrival there of an extra train, with
water tanks, small dump cars and other
contractors' equipment, arid carrying a
passenger coach full of men an the way
to tho Deschutes line. Grass Valley is
the nearest point on the Columbia
Southern railroad to the Deschutes can
yon, and all construction crews and
materials for tho upper portion of tho
first 40 miles of tho railroad will doubt
less bo unloaded at Grass Valley and
hauled over to the fiver in wagons,
while materials for tho lower portion of
tho road will be unloaded at the mouth
of the river. It is also reported that
engineering crews are already at work
at the mouth of tho river, cross-sectioning
and making ready for the com
mencement of construction.
The announcement of tho beginning
of construction on the first 40 miles of
tho Deschutes lino follows very closely
upon and is in a manner duo to the re
port from Washington that not all of
tho maps for tho Deschutes Railroad
had heen approved. Tha original plan
was to let tho contract for tho entire 120
miles at onco. and begin construction ah
along ti.e line, but when the report came
from Washington that not all j)i tho
maps had been approved, i is stated
that Mr. O'Brien, general manager of
tho Harriman lines in tho Northwest,
wired to New York for permission, to
proceed at onco with tho construction of
tho first 40 miles, for which the right-
of-way was clear. That this permission
was obtained is evident from tho pres
ent activity In assembling construction
forces on that-portion of tho lino.
Saturday's Portland Telegram says:
According to unconfirmed reports re
ceived late this afternoon, Harriman has
decided to start actual construction
work on tho road up tho Deschutes Can
yon, next Monday. General Manauer
P. O'Brien could not be reached to
verify tho report, but it is known that a
considerable force of mon have roported
to tho construction department of tho
company and that they will enter tho'
field at some point on the lower 40 miles
of tho Deschutes road, tho
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Which htivo already been approved.
Several parties of engineers aild stir
veyors havo gone into tho country al
ready to dispose of tho crosa-sectiou
work, and theeo are to bo supplemented
early in tho week, it ia rumored, by
asput 200 laborers ready to beirin "malt.
ing the dirt fly,"
Tho Harriman offices aro closed altnr
1 o'clock Saturday afternoons, so thnt
details of tho plan to prosecute tho work
DE&CHUTES R.R. CREWS
PITCH CAMP AT MORO
made arrangements for tho nccommoda
tion of a complete cngineerWff outllh
and expect to bo on tho field for an cx
tensive period. Two other crow of et
ffinocraand surveyors arc being assem
bled, and they will probably go farther
into tho interior, one -woriuns irom
about tho middlo of tho Central Oregon
project and tho other at eomo point
near tho proposed Southern tcrmmua.
Tim first task after catnpa have been
opened will bo to. determine ho claas
and amount of material to bo removed.
on the right of way to bring tho line to,
erado. It is tho purpose of the narri
maiypeoplo to kiep these crews in tho
field and prepare all preliminaries; to.
actual construction work and roadbuild
ing. When tho. engineers now out on
the line have completed their work, tho
nroiect will be in shape to turn over tq
the railroad contractors. Meantime the
weary waiting to hear some word of en
coarattement from Washington regard
ing the unapproved survey maps for the
upper 00. miles of the road continues.
Yesterday afternoon General Manager
O'Brien sent another telegram to the
Hflrrimnn representatives at tho Na
tional Capital, asking them if any pro
greas had been made toward getting the
mapfl advanced irom me uenerai .uanu
Office to tho Department of the Interior,
He has had no answer to this dispatch.
CROOKED RIVER GAVE
UP ITS VICTIM TUESDAY
Body Of Percy Kidder Found On 11th
Day After DrownlnBFunoral
Tile body of Percy Kidder, who was
drowned while fishing in Crooked River
Saturday June 26, was recovered Tues
day morning by friends of tho family,
who have been searching along the
stream almost continuously since tho
distressing accident occurred. The body
was caught by a long net, which had
been Btretcueu ucross the stream near
its inouth, and against which the
seachers found it lodged Tuesday morn
ing. Word was Immediately 'phoned
to the family and to friends at Madras.
At tho time the accideut occurred
Beaching parties were organized as soon
as they could be .gotten together, and
every deep hole and eddy in tho stream
was carefully searched for the body,
but no trace of it could be found. When
these efforts proved unsuccessful a large
net was stretched across the mouth of
tho river in order to prevent the body
from being carried into the Deschutes
River, from which there would have
been little hope of ever recovering it.
Sin?e that time the search has been con
tinued daily and it had begun to be
feared that the stream would not give
up its victim. Tuesday morning, how
ever, tho searchers found the body
against tho netting, where it had been
lodged by tho current during the night.
Monday a number of sticks of dyna
mite were exploded nt three- points in
the river where it was believed the body
might bo lodged, m an effort to raiso it'
from its watery resting place, and al
though no glimpse of it whs had at that.
tme, it ia now believed that tho shock
from these explosions jarred the body
loose from some boulder on which it
was cauglit, permitting it to float down
With the current to the netting. When
found the body was in a good stato of
preservation, although it had been in
the water 10 days.
The rtmaina of Percy Kidder wore
aid at rest in the Halo cemetery Tues
day afternoon in tho presence of a largo
concourse of aorrowihe friends mid
neighbors, Rev. George R. Moorhead of
tho Madras Methodist church conduct
ng tho funeral service.
tion Engineers Here,
LOOKING OVER GROOK
. ED RIVER PROJECT
Of Madras Inapoct Damslto f .
Abovo Prlnovlllo c
E. G.I(opsp.n and D C. Henny, prom-,
inent engineers belonging to the gov
ernment Reclamation Service, were ir .
Madras the laat of tho week, and al-.v
thought they gavo out no information,
regarding their business herejp it is un
derstood that they wcro investigating
matters in'cpnection with' tho prdposed"
plan to irrigate a largo area of land in, .'
this section, known tq tho Reclamation,
Service as the Crooked River project.
The .party was traveling in a tour-.
ing car, and from Madras, made a tnry
ont on Agency Plains and then to the,
territory South of this place, later leav
ing for Post on upper Crooked River,
nearwhtch jw,i.nfr trip storage "reservoir:
for the project wiU bp located in thq
event the government's plans mature.
Tho engineers had maps and blue-prints,
df this section and were making a thor
ough examination of the territory with-, j
in the scope of the proposed project. , ,
Last year engineers connected 'with
the Reclamation Servico spent soma
time in tbi3 section, running topograph- .
ical lines and making investigation!
into the feasibility and practicability
of irrigating this section from Crooked
River. The plan under investigation
proposed the storage of the flood watcra
of Crooked River in largo reservoirs. ,
about 30 miles above Prinevillo, to bo
let out through the channel of the river
as required and taken out of the rivep
channel at a point near PriflevHlp fpp
distribution over tho landcovered by
the project. It was understood that tho
government was looking for a project of
100,000 acres or more in this section, qf
the state, upon which to expend funds
available for that purpose, and a line pf
levels has demonstrated thov practieffr
bility of getting water across tho divida
and onto this section through a high
lino ditch from a point on Crooked
River near Prineville. This section and
the intervening territory includes a,
large amount of valuable land over
which water could bo distributed from
such a ditch.
No information was given out by tho
engineers in charge of tho investigation,
but tho press dispatches have since thnt
time contained several references to tho ,
"Crooked River Project" which tho Rev
clamntion Servtoo had in view. Several '
months ago while in Portland, Mr,
Newell, chief of the Reclamation Ser-
vice, stated that the government waa
anxious that a railroad bo built info
Central Oregou, for the reason that it
had several irrigation projects ..under
consideration, which could noUbo taken
up until better transportation facilities:
were afforded. The presence of Rec
lamation engineers in this sectiou, at
tliis time, taken in connection witli tho
)ositive assurance that construction
work is to bo started on tho Central Or
egon road at once, gives good grounds
for hope that tho uovernment is iroinir -
ahead with its inveatitations and is ma
turing its plans for irrigating. this sec
tion us soon aa the railroad ia built.
FOR NEW SCHOOLHOUSE
First of the Haniman ennArim,
camps which will bo eiiRBted lit cross.
section ttorfc blT the road h thb Dea
cliutwi Ounybh U been established at
Moro, bn, the Columbia Southern, teya
The foundation for the now school-
house to.be erected at this nlaco was
begun last week. A larce basement
has been excavated nnd tho foundation
will bo laid at once, so that work on
the superstructure may be started in
tho next ten days or two weeks.
The basement ia to hn
largo to afford storage for tho Winter's
supply of fuel, and to accommodate tho
largo furnaco and heating.plant with
Which the building will bo heated,
Contractor Mugness suya that ho will
begin work on the BUberstructuro in
about 10 dayB, and that he has plenty
of timo in which to complete tho build
mg ny Beptorabor 15,
The $3000 bonds issued by the district
wero sold to Morria Bros, of Portland,
who paid 14 premium of tot thebl.
heBtdou paying tho expenso of printing
th bondf. Th money ia available now
fWO FREE DELIVERY
ROUTES FOR MADRAS
Growlnjj Population Will Havn Batter1
A second rural frco dollvery routo will
be established out of Madras by tho
postal department at onco. Tbo new
route was petitioned for aomo timo ago,
and Poatmaater Duvla has received no
tice fl'Oin tilt! (Innnrlmnnf 41mt Jf tr.
cent ol tho aigner8 of the petition will
sign an agreement to erect and main-
t icguiuugu limn uoxes on the routo
it will bo established a tonco. Practically
tho required numbor havo uheady
signed thia agreement, and tho remalp
ins signatures will hn ntttnt
- --. ..vv. ntiuuut
the new rural routo runs North iroiil
Madras, across Agency Plains, and M
afford a frea delivery service to a largo
number of families residing in that sec
tjoh, Bixty-three heada of famlllea
sighed tho petition, and others will also
aVail'themselvea of tho Berylce, This'
will gtye Madras two It. F, D rouk,
ahd they aro .tha only rural, routea iii
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