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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1909)
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MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 29. 1909.
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MOORE & LIVINGSTON, Props.
Good IWeals and Clean Beds
Headquarters for Commercial Men, Freighters,
Inrmcrs' 'Union nnd EVERYBODY ELSE
liiietry, peed & Sale Stable I
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Wc have the best line of Pfcsli Meats In the country
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FOREIGN EXCHANCE BOUGHT AND SOLD
DRAFTS ON AIL PART8 OF THE WORLD
CbpHd6 SHAN1K0, OREGON f
OWARD W. TURNER
U. S. COMMISSIONER
MADRAS ' OUEUON
0, C. COLLVER
lustko of the Peace
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PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
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J H. HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
PIib Inaurnnre, Ufe Iniurncc, Surely Bond
Jtual Kutatc, Conveyiujclng
A. E. CROSBY
DRUGS & KODAKS
THE DALLES, OREGON
Exclusive Agent For
Rochester, N. Y.
A full line of Pho
to supplies always
on hand. Printing
done. Mail orders
will receive our
Wiitp for our new
Try n bottle of Alur-
flne's Edlnol Devel
oper. Will develop
any Plate or Paper
A. E. CROSBY
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE. OREGON
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T. M. Ra ldwIm, Cathier.
Wiil Wumswkukb Vice I'm.
H. Baldwin, Asst. Can filer.
Capital, Surplus Mid Undivided 1'roflU
A. M. WILLIAMS & GO.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
hoots AND SHOES
HATS AND OAl'S
Heavy Work Harness, Fancy
Driving Harness; COLLARS,
WHIPS, Halters, Etc., Etc.
B. S. LARKIN
OBINSON'S BIG STORE
acks Sacks Sacks
Special price on Grain Bags
J. C. & M. A. R0B1M&0N
WAR OF RAILWAYS
BEGINS ON DESCHUTES
Oregon Trunk Starts Con
struction On Central
HURRYING MEN AND
EQUIPMENT TO FRONT
Grading Machinery Sufficient To Keep
500 Men Busy Is Hushes' Into
Will Build To,
Imvo been secured at Blaloch.
Vnnr Years aeo. almost to a flay.
James J. Hill was gucet at a banqiet at
the Lewis and Olark Exposition, inur
ing the evening Mr. Hill announced flat
footcdly tho liQ Intended to. bnUd a
railroad down ho North bank of the.
Columbia River. Continuing, ha said
jhero wan n noBslbllltv that when the
proptr tljcoo came he might Invade Gen
ual Oregon, U& Vitorx 0 wconceiv
nhln fcoialbllitles. hkJt los- yeara Ed'
ward Harrhnan has been endeavor
ing to bottle up permanently ana wtnen
m to the nresent time he has succeeded
In doing, with most deleterious effecter
on the development of th ptate.
HHl has built and pot into, operation
the. Worth Bank road, iust as he prom
ised, and that bis threat thaUiewonld
Inrado the ITamman preserve was no
"bluff' ia tuousrhfc here to be signified
by hia action in sending construction
crcwa into tho Deschutes country.
ORECON TRUNK LINE
TO COST $5,000,000
A special to tho Oregonla from The
Dalles, I'ated July 25, says:
Railroad grading equipineat, con
signed, to Portes Bros.j.coatractors, was
nnloflded here totlay, atai peeparaoa
have-been Bade to begia ia the morn
ing transferring the tnateriai toSherars
Urlrlge, on the Deschutes River.
Work on the railroad tbroagh the
Deschutes canyon into Central Oregon
will begin immediately by Monday at
latest and this road will not be Ham
man's, according to the contractors.
This is regarded as the first move in a
titanic struggle between liarrimas and
Hill for control of the Deschntes grade
into interior Oregon, and ft repetition of
the tactics carried on four years ago
when Hill bested Ilarriman for costrol
of the only ronte down the North bank
of the Columbia River.
Johnson Porter, member of the Srao
of Porter Bros., contractors, is in the.
city and superintended the ttnkd&Bg of
the grading equipment. Mr. Porter will
not admit that his company k work log
for Mr. Hill, but insists he is not in the
employ of Mr. Ilarriman.
Mr. Porter is the contractor militant
who built the North Bank for Hill in
the face of Harriman'B active and some
times forcible opposition.
"Do you expect to beat Mr. Harrl
man in this race as you did when work
ing for Mr. Hill in constructing the
North Bank road?" Mr. Porter was
'We are not' here to make our boasts;
we are here to build a railroad up tue
Deschutes canyon, and if there is any
race we expect to win, of course," was
Mr. Porter's reply.
"There is plenty of room up the Des
chutes canyon for two roads," contin
ued the railroad contractor. "There is
plenty of room for us and Mr. Harri
man, too. Our surveyors have fobnd it
possible to parallel the 0. R. & N. be
tween The Dalles and the mouth of the
Deschutes River, and the grade np the
canyon will not be difficult.
"Our surveys have all been made, and
everything is in readiness for actual
construction. If possible, wc hopo to
get tho men to work within a week.
Work will be rushed as last as men and
teams can be supplied. I shall start for
Sherars Bridge in the morning, where
wo expect to do our Hrat work. The
first camp will be established a little
this side of Sherars Bridge.' Another
camp will be established on the Charley
U'ulen ranch, alovo white Horse rap
ids, opposite tho mouth of Warm Spring
River, about 75 miles from The Dalles.
"We have now 100 men who are ready
to go lo work, but we need more men
and teams. We have sufficient equip
ment here for use by 600 or 600 men.
"No, we do not represent the Oregon
Trunk Lino. We represent ourselves,
you may say. We have, survoya for
construction work completed as far as
Madras, and intend to rush construction
work up the Deschutes canyon.
"Vte Uou't care to say Just which side
of the Deschutes canyon we shall occu
py. For a portion of tho way the road
will be on one side of the river and for
other portions on the other aide."
In this city the supposition is that
Porter Bros, are tho construction agents
of Mr. Hill, Porter Bros, have done
much construction work for Mr. Hill.
The North Bank road, considered by
engineers to be one of the marvels of
railroad construction in the Pacific
Northwest, was constructed by Porter
Among the equipment unloaded here
today from the steamer Balhy Gatiert
were 60 head of horses and mules and a
large BHabero! wagons, tents, scrapers
Teasa and wagons have beefe teSfftged
here as list a they could be stfcurw s4
horbwyera are boW eeoUrlns: tha con.
try iWxkvc to Meant more, jflfty
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Porter Brotharx Flan To Complete 110
Miles Of Railroad To Madras
Within A Year
SPOKANE, Jttty 24. "It ia true that
we are building a new- railroad in Cen
tral Oregon," stated R. B. Portor of
Porter Bros., the contractors, to the
Chronicle today. "It will be called the
Oregon Trunk line and will rnn South
from The. Dalles to Madras, a distance
of 122 miles. The government has ap
proved onr right-of-way for HQ miles
from Celilo to Madras.
"The cost of this 110 mils will be
about $5,000,000, and we expect to com
plete this part of the track within a
year. A line or noais win connect wun
the road, running to Portland, and we
also expect to run boats to JLewiston,
"Our present plans are to run South
only to Madras, but probably in the
near fature the road will be extended
further into the interior.
"The entire stock of the Oregon
Trunk line is owned by Porter Bros, of
Spokane and V. D. Wilhampon of New
York. We have nothing whatever to
do with the Hill interests. It is true
we are in opposition to Harrimars line,
but only as a matter of competition."
Portland Commorclal Interests Asked
To Help Secure Fovorablo
The Madras Chamber of Commerce
through Secretary Rea has written a
strong letter to the Portland Chamber
of Commerce, asking that body to aft-
aist in securing favorable) action by the
Reclamation 8ervico at once on
what is known as the Crooked River
project. The Portland commercial body
18 especially urged to bring the project
to the favorable notice of Secretary of
the Interior Ballinger during hia prebuul
visit in Oregon, Roscoe Howard, man
ager of the D. f. & P. Co. at Bend, uUo
boosted the Crook River project, in an
interview given tho Oregoniun during
his recent visit in Portland.
Tho letter from tho Madras Chamber
of Commerce says, in part:
"By concentrating tho efforts of tho
city of Portland, through its commercial
bodies, and those of the people of Crook
County, we fuel sure that we can induce
the Reclamation Service to proceed
with what is known as the Crooked
River project ; one which, if developed,
will be of incalculable benefit to all our
section and which will furnioh agreit
productive territory to the city of Port
land. This project contemplates (he
construction 01 Storage reservoirs in
Crook County upon upper Crooked
River, conserving the Winter flow of
that river and irrigating more than
100,000 acres of fine land around and
between Prineville and Madras.
"Tha Reclamation Service has made
preliminary surveys for tho project. A
petition will be sent by the people of
crook County to the Interior Depart
ment, requesting that this project bo
"With a strong and earnest effort on
all our parts, in view o! ttw tertalnty of
quick rail comnanlcallott with this sec
tion by meaMo( the bescbutea railroad,
we feel certain lhat the desired results,
which will Vo so- beneficial to us all, can
ska . "
"To tfeal end we respectfully request
that yo tlrge the Immediate buildlm? td
1Mb f'ojct with Secretary Baiiioftf
NEW M. E. CHURCH
BUILDING ip(QATEft .
PronaJneM Minister Atieei Exetr..
j-08 Attractive New Edlflcs '
Ctoar Of Doht
Tho bandaomo now building of Ihev
Mcthodiat church at this place was dcd-.
icated last Sunday morning, the occas
ion being a memorable one for tho mem
bers of that denomination in this local
ity, to whom Sunday's cxcrcisos wore,
the culmination of two years of earnest,
diligent and faithful labor. Dr, V. L.
Rader of Portland Dr Walton BKip
worth of The Dalles, Rev. Jf. K. Craig ,
of White Salmon, Washington, Rev. C.
L. Lowther of Redmond and Rev. G. R.
Moorhead, the local minister partlci-.
pated in tho exercises. Tho dedicaojyr
Herman, a strong and eloquent dlscooree,.
was delivered by Dr Rader, following'
which the formal dedication of tho new-
building was conducted by Px. Skm-
worth, presiding eider of the district,,
who accepted the building for- tho
church at Hie hands of the trustees
Mrs. J. H. Homey, Messrs. W. A. Ellia
and I. F. Shutt. A special musical pro
gram, Ua,d also, beep prepared, fox tho-occaafcm.
The new churoh building i no of
the most attractive and most comforti
able iu the interior country, and tho
members of tho church feel a pardon
able pride in their accomplishment a.
the building is entirely free from debt.
Plans for the Madras church were first -
made a little over two years ago, when
Rev. J. K. Craig had tho Madras
charge. During his pastorate here the
plans progressed and when lie waa re
moved to another charge about a year
ago the building had been almost com
pleted. "Under the present pastor, Rev..
G. R. Moorhead, the work has contin
ued and the new building lias been com
pleted and furnished and fully paid for-
Tho undertaking is one in which both.
jiastors have labored faithfully, anit
they deserve great credit, as do tho
members of the church who worked'
with them. At the meeting held Sun-.
day evening lu which all the ministers.
present participated, Mr. Craig and MK
.Moorhead each told a number of pa
thetic but at tho same time amueing
incidents, illustrating the sacrifice
which had been made by members of
the church in mulling and paying fortl
house in which to worship.
There were a large number of out-of-
town people in Madras Sunday to at
tend the dedication. After the exer
cises at the church, a big basket dinner
which had been prepared by the ladies
of tho church, was served at the old
NEW COURT HOUSE
BUILDING ALL RIGHT
The recent aiurminc stories over tho
condition of the new courthouse, which
dtories originated in Prineville and were
thought to be Well authenticated, prove
to have been entirely unfounded. An
investigation has been raido of tho
structure and there in nothing wrong
with the foundation or the buildinir.
The repoit arose out of the fact that tho
casing of one of the basement windows
nun sagged in, this giving the nppenr-
mce ot bulging walls. The window has
been Btraightened up, and tho buildlnn
now appears to be in good condition.
the examination of the buildinc wn
made by competent mechanices. ulm
announced that there was nothing
wrong with the foundation.
TEACHERS' ANNUAL INSTITUTE
Tho Teachers' Annual Institute of
Crook County will hold ita annual ses
sion in the High School building at
rrinevllle, October 10, 0, 21 and 22.
Stat fenpt. J. il. Ackerman, Prtaident
. It Kerr of Oregon Agricultural Col
lege, Professor A. JL Alderman of Uni
versity of On-gon, and other prominent
educators of tho county and state will
be present. Friday, October 22, will be
"school day" at the County Fair, and a
joint session of school officers and teach
era will be held or that day.
Marking Ceunty haatft)
P. T. Monroe. rntl anrutrvtoj. l
Cross Keys district, was in tows Mon
day in attendance at eounty cow t, 1 fcf'r.
uu urn, vu uio return-, piaevg MSjn
noard at the county line betwee Cfttok
and Wasco, at tho Scbultx- place, lust
beyond Cross Keys, marking thedivlx
Ion Detweeu the two countlea and giving
the traveler chance to iudgketween
the condition ot the toada of the two
counties. Another slguboard will also
llff ut Jho poiw where the new
Xgfe Gap roid L branches 0 the main
WanHctrroai tor Madras. It wjll lr
the iuscripUoBi "Madras IS ,
m wince nut to yirttirtMy,