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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (July 15, 1909)
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Farmers' Union nnd EVERYBODY ELSE
liivey, Fd & Sale Stable
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and Building Materials of all kinds. Come in
and see us about
Floors, Furniture, nd all Intarlpr work,
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CROOK COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, JULY
0WARD W. TURNER
. U, S. COMMISSIONER
Q C. COLLYEB
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
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ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
KJre Inaurnnre, Ule Insurance, 8urety Bond
Heal tate, Conveyancing
MIINEVILLK, . OREGON
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
II. F. Allkk, Prtnldem.
T. M. Baldwin, Caahier.
Will WuBZwnun Vice Fret,
II. Baldwin, A-wt. Cwlifer.
Capital, Surplus nnd Undivided'
A. M, WILLIAMS & CO.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
BOOTS AND SHOES
'HATS AND CAPS
HARNESS A Fall Line
Heavy .Work Harness, Fancy
Driving Harness; COLLARS,
WHIPS, Halters, Etc., Etc.
B. S. LARKIN
MADRAS, ORE. "
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Twohy Bros. Begin
On Deschetes Road
FIRST FORTY MIL&8 '
WILL GOST Sl.500,000
Big Contractors On North Bank o
glart, Construction 0" Cenr
tral Oregon tin
Actual construction work on the firat
40 miles of tho Deschutes Railroad into.
Central Oregon has begun, and men
and equipment for heavy construction
Work are being strung all along the line
from the mouth of the river tq Sherar's
Uridgc. ?o contract has been letior
that Begment of tho road, but tlie wont
is being done under tho "force account"
plan by Twohy Bros, of Spokane, who
were large contractors on tho North
Bank road. It is understood from Qen-
eial Manager Q'Brieu the, flo cOn.tra.ct
will be let until the entirfkiUjht-of-way
is anpraved and contract cap he eV
for, tho entire ime, dui wnep, n waH
found that there woud be further delay
in the approval of tho maps for tho re
raainder of the line, arrangements were
made with Twohy Rros. to, send their
outfit and equipment to the Jleschntes
canyon and begin construction work ori
thd first 40 miles under a force account
arrangement. This step was taken by
Mr. O'Brien in order to show the abso
lute good faith in Mr. Harriman's prom
iso to build the Central Oregon railroad
at once, and it is announced that con
tracts for tlie entire line will be let just
aB soon as the riht-of-way is clear. It
is estimated' that the firut 40 miles will
cost $1,500,000, and that expenditure
will not add materially to the value of
the Harrlman propei ty in Oregon unless
the remainder of the line is completed.
A dispatch from The Dalles states
that 20 carloads of laborers and a large
amount of suppliea and construction
material have been quietly shipped into
Tho Dalles by ihe 0. It. & N. Company
and ruehed into the canyon for the Des
chutes Railroad. Other dispatches an
nounce that 200 Italian laborers are at
work building roads into the Deschutes
canyon from Grass Valley, so that con
struction forces and heavy materials
and equipment for construction can bo
gotten down to that part of the line,
Tli or o is a good deal of reiteration in
thd daily dispatches, but all agree that
actual construction work has begun.
General Manager O'Btien has stated
that it would be out of the question for
the company to entertain the proposi
tion of letting contracts with the Cen
tral Oregon railroad in its present situa'
tion, but that work will bo continued by
Twohy Bros, by piece-meal, or by the
day under tho force account plan, until
the remaining right-of-way maps on the
three upper sections of 'the road have
been approved by the Secretary of the
Interior. Contracts will then be let,
although a large portion of the road
mny be built under the plan under
whichthe Twohy b aro now working.
FOUNDATIONS BAD UN
DER NEW COURT HOUSE
Walls Bulging And Cause Uneasiness
Foundation Too Weak For
The report comes from Prinovillo that
tho foundation walls of the new court
house building have bulged outward
fpur or five inches and are causing
much uneasiness to tho county officials.
Two versions of the cause of the damage
aro reported) one attributing the trou
ble to tho settling of the foiitidalloti, and
another to tlie faulty construction of the
walls of the foundation, which may not
no ol sufficient strength to support the
heavy superstructure. The county court
will determine at once upon some meth
od of correcting the trouble before the
fine new structure is endangered, and
temporary expedients have already been
adopted to proveht the further bulging
of the tyallB. These temporary renalrs
coukbi oi passing strong bolts through
wie wans, to uraw the doubled walls to
gethor, thereby strengthening them
Regarding the damage to the walls, the
Prlnevllle Rovlew says:
"That the architect "who drew up the
pinns mr tne now Crodk county court
house made ft h.iBtuke in hU haloula.
tiqn ill figuring the strain of the heavy
buildUlfc Was aiacoVfcreU lute Urtweek.
wheii the pillar ul the ftmndlttlua
ww found t 'Us towif Mt
tboir bank walla, bo that prying away
the latter "could oaeMy daw Wlttl ft
small bar In tlia bands o any pno
"All arouna tllD uuuuinif w
aulta occur In. tbe fonpaatloR. pornera,
are Intact, aa la aluo tfip (opclotlon of
ho center at eitlier ol tlia tnrco Biono
stops. Only "wnoro v viwi
the falU occur, jioticcabto from tbo
way tlie Hc urftw; ft'ay from the
rgck, rubble ceop which once
fitted closely ngalndt- thorn on all side
and ho ugly looking cracks in tho rub
ble and between tno runoio
One of tho stone Bills overneaa a
cracked, also." ,
AUTO WRECKED ON
TRAIL CROSSING GRA&E
Serious Accident Averted By Banking
Machine Brake pid Not
W. H. Itagsdale and a party of Sher
man county men who were traveling
through this section in an Uto last
week, met with an accident at Aran
Orowug fm.d. were obliged to continue
their journey by team, wtme going
down tlie grade at TraU Crossing Mr.
Ragsdale discovered that the brake on
lis machine was npt holding very well,
and rather than risk having the car get
away from him on the grade, attempted
to bank it. Ab ho struck the bank tne
front axle broke n.d both -wheels were"
badly wrecked. The party had the ma
chine hauled to the.tfiwther place, and
securing a team, continued their jour
ney to Sisters.
Mr. Itagsdale, whose machine tney
were driving, was in' town last Thursday
afternoon on his way home. He expects
to return for tho machine as soon as ne
can secure new wheels, and have it re
paired He eaya that while the acci
dent was an expensive one and bad also
delayed them on their trip, after look
ing at the grade down -which they had
started he was very glad that lie had
banked the machine, for he is satisfied
that the brakeB would not have held the
leavy auto. Had the machine go.tten
away from him on the grade, with ite
steep pitches and sharp turns, a serious
accident might have happened to the
REFUSED 90 CTS. FOR
THIS i EAR'S WHEAT
Believes Prospects .Good For
" Prices For This Season's
. .Grain . ,
Henry "Windom', one of the progress
ive farmers in the Culver couutry, has
recently refused an offer of 90 cents per
bushel for his 1009 crop ot wlie.it. U?
was twice offered thdt figure in Prine
ville for his entire crop this season, but
refused it as ho believes tlnit wheat will
reach a higher figure before tlieeeneon
has far advanced. He says that he does
not expect to see wheat open that high,
but believes that conditions warrant the
belief that prices will reach $ 1.00 per
bushel or better in this county later in
the season, and says he expects to hold
his wheat for tho dollar price anyway.
Mr. Avindom was in town last Friday,
accompanied by Mrs Windom and her
sister, Mrs Roby. Mr. Windom ' nnd
his family have recently returned from
Corvallis, where two sons, wore attend
ing Oregon Agricultural Collepo. He
says that tho dry Benson was even more
noticeable in the valley than in Central
Oregon, and that tho crops will proba
bly Bhow a greater shortage on account
of the drouth than in this section.
COMING TO OREGON
Beeretary Ballingor of tho Interior
Department will hold conforunco wltli
the leading 4mleexs of the Reclama
Uon Service at Portland m tho latter
part of July, d will discuss plans for
the work during the coming year, as
wen aB the work now under way. Out
ot the receipt from the sale ot public
lands during the fiscal year ending Jhhe
30 last, approximately $7,700,000 will
be turned Into the reclamation fund,
ami mere wns last January an unex
pended bublilc of $4,600,000 in the
During Secretary Ballinger'a visit in
Oregon att effort will be miul ti dfaW
his atUUllon t0 toB rooked BltViro
ect it) thU couaty, 'ail to secure 'favor.
Bit MyMfcUriLlllia tar H.4 i
Harriman May Use The
Oregon Truofc rye
AYQSPS HIGH BRIDGES ,
AND IMPROVES GRADE;
Deschutes Railroad Enal.na.ers Gpln.-j
Pv,9r.Sy.ryeJf Of Rival pne Up
Although tho Desctiutes R'nilroad has,
bought tighVof-way along its line bo-,,
tween Madras and the mouth of Trout,
Creek, there are persistent rumors that
negotiations are under way for the pur-,
chase of the survey and right qf the.
Oregon Trnnk !4ne. The latter lino
parallels the Harridan line up the Des
chutes as far as Trout Creefc, where tha
D.eschutes Railroad leaves the cagypn
and follows op Troqt Creejc apd, pflt at.
Porter Sprine canyon, while the Oregon,
Trunk Line follows the Deschutes to.
Willow Creek, where it leaves the can
yon, following the creek to Madras an(
then. Spftth,. The tWP lines practically,
parallel each other South qf th,U plce.
It has been generally understood that,
the Oregon Trunk Line necureU soma
advantages pyer the Harriinaji line oi
this end of its survey by securing tha ,
pass up Willow C'reefc gorge out of tna
Uesctiutes canyon, ana u huh -rut.-t
there may bo good foundation, for" tha
rumors referred to nbove, in spite of tha
fact that the Harriman people bava
already boqght the rigbt-af way along
their enryey between Madran and tht
mouth of Trout Creek. The Portland
Telegram says on the subject:
"In, addition to the engineering crews.
and construction gangs winch havo aU-
ready been despatched from local Har-
riman headquarters up the Deschutes
another force ot engineers is beipg-.
picked up by Chief Engineer Bbcb,ka
and they will go farther tip into the in-. .
terior, probably .tomorrow. Although
such intentions are persistently deniei
by Mr. Boschke, it is understood fron
reliable sources that he is planping ta
nave his own men work over certain
sections of Oregon Trunk Luie right of
way with a view of verifying data whjph
indicates that tho Oregon Trunk has.
much more favorable locations than.
Mr. Bonchke'8 forces have been able ta
secure. Tins applies particularly to tuo
upper reaches of the two contending
Beginning at about tho 110-mile post
this situation nppliee for the raost ot
the remaining 20 or 25 railos of surveys.
Tho Oregon Trunk mils up Willow-'
Creek at 4 1 2 percent grade and 8-de
ree curvature, wjnie tno JJescluttou
Road lines diverge from the canyon ;
at a point below the mouth of
Trout Creek nnd cross Trout and Wil
low Creeks on hiizh and long bridges.
Tins entails grades reaching 1,5 per cent
with a curvature of 15 degrees at certain,
The Oregon Trunk has a further ad
vantage as it taps nt 'much closer rango
n highly prodnctivp territory in the-
Warmepnngs lceservntion and the Ma-
tolee timber belt.
The reputed object of the Harriman
engineers in running over their rival's
lines la to determine to a nicety just
how much more favorable the Oregon
Trunk Lino surveys aro. If it is found
that they are sufficiently superior itia
almost certain that negotiations of Bomo
sort will be opened up- between the rival
railroad projectors with a view of ami
cable settlement of tho strategic contro
versy, as it is admitted that it would bo
worse than folly for both lines to be
bullttnto Central Oregon at this time.
Porter Bros.rwho built the North Bank,
are Bald to control the Oregon Trunk.
but as yet they have shown too disposi
tion to rhako overtures to Harrlman 6J
suggest uny terms under which peaco
may be obtained.
COMTRtrCTIMi tAUP MAS Off WEI
Grass Valley, Or., July H. The Two
hy Bros., milroiul coutractora of fipo
kane, havo established headquarters at
thU place and have rented six o&ko
rodbis. They haVe also seccred a ware
house for a commissary and Ivava it
tiled with supplies for mtm and teatai.
They have built a large cellar for stortog
powderihata rented a krga livery H a
bio for teami bnd hav 20 head of mules
hero now. '
They have also established tatnp on
thd top of the Deschutw hilUhd have
160 ftieu at work there building a wagon
rdtM down the1 Jbllt so Uiey can etabliah
anip on the Hver,
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