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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 5, 1909)
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. AUGUST- 5. 1909.
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MOORE & L1VINQST0N, Props.
Good JVIeals and Clean 6edS
Headquarters for Commercial Men, Freighter,,
Farmers' Union and EVERYBODY ELSE
Uherty, Feed & Sale Stable
GIVE US A CALL AND YOU WILL GO AWAY HAPPY
INWARD W. TURNER
U. S. COMMISSIONER
Looks Like Hill Behind
Oregon Trunk Line
0, 0. COLLVEf?
STRONG EVIDENCE OF
NORTH BANK CONNECTION
Justice of tli o Peace
J. U. CAIXlPBEUIl, -Prop., JWHDRHS
BEEF, PORK, VEAL
We have the best line of Frcsli Mcnts In the country
ALL KINDS OF GARDEN VE7.ETABLES IN THEIR SEASON
Will Bridge Columbia Fight Fop Der
chutes Canyon Will Bo Bottlo.
over interests may gain It, snys tho Port
Thin a the central on nion that is
crystallizing In th& minds of local rail
road men who havo been spectators 01.
tlia numerous memorable claaheH be
twoon tho titans of tho Northwest. One
and all acknowledge that no more bitter
warfare vtat evor Inaugurated, between.
. . t
theso warrjwj tiostn man is now urning
form iu the jiUd oud ploturesqup wastes
of interior Oregon, jjitf already has the
upper hand ho. far as the preliminary
moves that Have been, maue are con
cerned. Tortcr Bros., hia contractors;
have occupied and are holding strategic
positions, have flvo camps to. Hnrn
tnnn'fl ono, nnd from an engineering
standpoint they havo a tremendous ad
WARFARfi ON DES
Harriman Forces TryTq,
WAGON ROAD TO CAN- f
YON BQNE OF QONTENTIQN
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Ofllce In Drue Store.
T- 8. Hamilton, Pres. 13. II. FitKNcn, Vice-Pres. J. 0. ITowue, Calir.
OREGON l!M3IE U
FOREICH EXCHANGE BOUGHT AND SOLD
DRAFTS ON ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD
Jg N. HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
Fire Insurance, Mfo Insurance,. Surety Uondu
Itcol Estate, Conveyancing
PHINKVILLK, ' OREGON
NO. 3851 ,
There seems now to be little doubt
that" tho activity of Porter Brothers in
tho construction of the Oregon Trunk
Line in tho Deschutes canyon has the
support and backing of James J. Hill
Porter Bros, are the largest firm of rail
road contractors on the Pacific Coast,
and there is no doubt they could sum
mon to their aid sufficient money to
build tho Deschutes road themselves
were they so inclined, but the theory
that they are either playing a hold-up
game on Harriman or are building the
Deschutes road themselves, has beeii
dissipated by the developments of th
Not tho least important fact from
which this conclusion is drawn is the
personnel of the forces which are direct
ing the fight of the Oregon Trunk Line
in tho Deschutes canyon. N. W.Bethel,
chief engineer of tho Oregon Trunk,
! Madras Will Be Con
Potter. Bros, Control Important Pas
This Road Carrlod
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TWO LARGE CAMPS WILL
BE NEAR INTERIOR TOWN
Promising Crook County 'Town Soon
To Be Radiating Center Of
hi X ft I X in I 1 engineer ui inu ireuit -irilllK,
The First National BankHj'!heKo:u,"k
iimu lut jur. inn. uxivoriiey oames oj
Capital Stock, $00,000
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
will receive our
Write for our new
Try n bottlo of Alur-
flnc's Bdlnol Devel
oper. Will develop
any Plato or Paper
A. E. CROSBY
OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
1),K. Allkm. 1'rcnldeiit.
T. M. Kaldwin, Casliler.
Wjm. Wumwkii.kb Vice Pres.
U. Dai.Divik, Ait..Caliler.
Cftpltftl, Hurpliia nnd ' Undivided
A. M. WILLIAMS & CO.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
ROOTS AND HHOKH
HATS AND CAPS
Kerr of Portland, who is looking after
the legal end of the Oregon Trunk Line,
is the lawyer ho conducted the sue
ressful fight for Mr. Hill on the North
Bank road, when Mr. Uarriman spent
several hundred thousand dollars trying
to block the construction of that road
l'rontM John F. StoVehs, Whose recent Visit into
Central Oregon gave the first inkling of
the contemplated invasion of this coun
try t-y Mr. Hill, whose confidential rep
resentntive he is, has been in frequent
conference with Attorney Kerr and Por
ter Bros., it is said- Mr. Stevens is re
ported to have gone Earn to make a per
sonal report 4o Mr. Hill, on the rtsult of
Another important fact which has
leaked out is that the Orccon Trunk
Line engineers have made surveys for a
bridge across the Columbia at The Nar
rows. On this subject the Portland
Telegram is authority for the following
. N. Bethel, tho big engineer and
OREGON right-of-way man for the Oregon Trunk
Line, who has always been a Hill man,
has made surveye at theoint where it
is reported that a bridge will be built
across tho Columbia. Bethel conducted
The Portland Evening Telegram of
Madras promises to be the center of
railroad-building activity by the JIarri
man interests in the next few days
Twohy Brofhers are skirmishing about
Portland trying to pick up another gang
of laborers, who are informed that this
town, located 100 miles in the interior,
is to be their destination. "While there
is a rather Berious scarcity of labor here
now because of the repeated inroads
made by the warring Central Oregon
contractors, it is said that one of the
biggest outfits yet assembled is to be
rushed in to Madras, the first town of
any importance touched by t;oththe
Deschutes Itailroad and Oregon Trunk-
This report is further borne out by
the fact thata number of settlers living
in cabins within several miles of Mad
ras ana aiong tno JInrriman surveys
have btfen notified to abandon their
shacks, as the Twohy Bros, expect to
begin blasting rock in that vicinity as
soon as pioper outfit and equipment can
be laid down at the scene of operations
Porter Bros, havo already announced
that they expect to pitch camp on the
upper portion -of tho canyon not far
The importance of thh situation lie
m the fact that it discounts ihe frequent
The Portland Oregonian'a staff corrcfh
pondent at the scene of the conflicVbe .
tween the Hill and Harriman forces in
the Deschntes canyon has sent his paper '
the following account of the progress of .
tl.e etruggle between tho rival roads: '
Grara Yalley, Or., July 30. For the
first time since Porter Bros, locked, tho-.
gate at the Ourtz ranch, two loaded
freight wagons were sent over the road"
toward the Deschutes canyon today by .''
Twohy Bros., Harriroan's contractors.
The wagonB were denied the right to
croos the ranch by Portor Bros', guard '
and returned to this place without at
tempting to force their way through tho
fence. Porter Bros, man did not offer
any armed resietanca. The guarcs, two
in number, simply refused to unwrap
the chains, making no threats.
At the time the two teams reached
tho gate, H. A-Braudop, construction t
ongineerj. Jay Bowerman, legal repre.
sentntjve here of the Harriman inter .
eats, and J. W. Twohy, were on ,tlfb -
scene, Having gone out in an antomo-.,
bile. TIiq entire party, including ha
freight wagons, returned to town, and,
almost immediately Mr. Bowerman, ac
companied by L. H. French, who haa '
an interested in a homestead entry on
one of the tracts on which Porter Bros,
have secured an option, returned to thri
vicinity of the disputed gate. Mr. Bov .
erman reached Graea Valley again lato
"We will have a wagon road ehtranco
through the canyon within a week,"
was his annonnrem-nt, but he refused
to reveal hia plan of action at this time,
and declined to discuss the subject fur
ther. At the ofllce of Harrimau's con
tractors it ia Btated that the eending of
the two teamg to tho irate todav'was
lone upon tho advice of counsel, and
was simply for the purpose of ascertain
ing the exact attitude of Porter Bros.
Railroad laborers are now going on
the works in number?. Tho ovening
train brought out aont 40 men for Por
ter Bros, ani about 90 for Twohy Bros.
HARNESS A Foil line
Heavy Work Harness, Fancy
Driving Harness; COLLARS,
WHIPS, Halters, Etc., Etc.
B. S. LARKIN
ROBINSON'S BIG STORE
Speciaiirjgrice on Grain Bags
the surveys personally in the vicinity of n8aertlona tl,at the frantic rivalry dem-
the Narrows on the Unlet Tho enci- onslrated in tho interior is only a bluff.
ncer was at least makintr specifications Uailr0!Wl experts bold that it would be
for bridging the Columbia River, and a fo,,y for tha warring factions, paijticu
brWKe across the Columbia rm,i,l nnu, Uly aiiegea "obstructionists." to
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connect with a Hill road, tha North au u,p expense and trouble of car- ll,rKO mvn were llKen on to the end
Bank. Bethel is known to have secured rying t,ie camp!SU more than 100 miles OI the ''road at Shaniko, and will bo
estimates on the cost of the amount of up cayon they wero simply in Pul ai worK ive mile post 75, in thcr
cement which would bo needed in the e ,lolauP business, when tho blockad- pnyon of tho Deschutes at Horseshoe
construction of tho bridce." ' ing cou'd he accomplishel at much "end. ' orter Bros, apparently nro now
In the meantime tlio Harriman con- 0 aavantageous and less remote PrePa"ng to send men on tho grado Tfur-
tractors are concentrating their forces Plnts' therup the river, where Twohy Bros,
m the Deschutes canyon, and pupplies ue8nning of activities in the region navc ,inH a ca,nP for some time and
and equipment for construction work urouna MadraB can, thereforo, be -on- "ave u,en employed in rock work and
are being rushed In dailv. these mmnlv 8trucd as showing that tho battle is onlv jading,
trains having tho right-of-way over all "8t bEu and that if it is a bluff it is Sorter Bros', 42 Italians, who reached
other trains. Mr. Twohv. head of tli ft mighty big ono. - the bottom of tho canyon todav. wpro
tirm or contractors, who are building constantly increasing numbers of Port- "PP uusy building a camp of their own,
tne Harriman road, states that hia firm ,ana People are flocking into tho inte- ftna u wna 8fated that as soon as thin
will put every bit of outfit and equip- rlor Binco railroad activity began, and was established they would go to work
raent that can be raked and scraned several who have returned or heard at a Plnt "P the river. Porter Bros.
together into tho field, and ho added from thero sU,t0 t,,at Madras is getting now ,,avo 10 u,eu at work on tho tunnel".
unit hub woum be done iust as ranidlv extremely exciteu and is underudlnu a ue increasing of Porter Bros', forccw
as possible. Twohy Bros, arereatablish- Roou-aireu boom. f in tho canyon strengthens the nossthil
ing camps at a number of points along Alio only thing that can spoil this lty o Rclnslu This may happen if the
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sub-contrncts havo been let, one of another peaco pact, divide their "sphero P,nt where thero is room enouuh for
,u"ra Buu-vouiracia Detng for a piece of 4 '"""cuce nuu tnrow up a coin to u-one, out uie situation ia quiet at
uiiv ueiween mo mouth of Trout Creek BUU wuetner rorter tirothers. or tlmir present.
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.w.u mo pomi wnero the lino leaves the "VBlH J-woiiy urotuers, shall build thai A"e Harriman contractors ttUH ImVc
irout urcek canyon. Thev havo an
nounced that camps will be established
along.tho entire line Just aampldlyas COUNTY COURT ART
tho way ia cleared for permittln this m " 1 ' "WU 1 A0 1 &
J. C; & M. A. ROBINSON
uu uune. una r-ront. nxtiuih, nn n...
part of the Harriman forces ia also be
ing cited aa a strong indication that
they know who is behind the Drnn
Trunk Lino, .and that it can tin tonnn
other than James J. Hill,"
HILL'S SLOtfAM, 'flH TO 'FRISCO"
It Is not a BtruKcle for thn
Central Oregon territory that has led
Hill to Join battle with Harriman in the
majeetlu canyon of tho Deselmt Piv
Harriman may be guarding with leal'
oua eyo thp long.bollled nresorv,.- f
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miw vast uentrni
a large number of their emnlovea at
work on tho extension of tho waRon
road tothe upper tunnel portal, a dis
tance, of one and onchalt mil. Rm
?r,tU',ro!'?' Jo Wasted out of the
nuisiue, anu it ia an expensive piecd of
work, Iho extension is not yet in ahono
to be used. Kni'lucor Dnwttf .. i. ' L
The following road netitlons fm, .... J .L4l?.I?.rt..r B08- construction work.
... . , , . iiuo dui vcvura ui worK uown river froiV,
were acted unon hv Mm Ittm i,,nn1 t ..A.i.i ';' ":rr ,ro.Ul
,. .y ... wuuijf - null. tYiucii uircction thf
at an adiourned Rcsslm. nt t, Porter conatrttution fnra nv.
July term: on tne tunnel via the Hill
Mm, t n . ,,.. 4 . 8io iiver by boat.
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nw vuiuimieu to Hetitemlinp h... i. Me u. u. & n. rnntlmMlnn uniu-::
ohiira rtf (o li,... t. -i ii. i .lot CflnntriiPtini, ir.l. .i i ' V 77-
w. iuui iu biiuw legal poatinc of I i " wio mm camp ctu
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pAtinnf ti.w . . M. Vir ""y urps, ana uu oaded iIt biTf
ui , . "onea ami others, at-Moro, urussYal ey or Shaniko Yt
S "fl lll notice h-4;W
OrP, I... r"uul mea. and approved. JU. ",u "m" wogon-ioads.
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