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The Madras Pioneer
m MADRAS.. QROOK'COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1909,
M I ft I
MOORE & LIVINaSTON, Prop.
Good JVIeals and Clean Beds
Headquarters for Comntorclnl Men, freighters,
Farmers1 Union ontl EVERYBODY ELSE
liiveny, peed & Sale Stable
GIVE US A CALL AND YOU WILL GO AWAY HAPPY
HOWARD W. TURNER
U. S. COMMISSIONER
BOTH ROADS BUILD
ING IN GOOD FAITH
0, C COLLVER
Points In Deschutes
Jnstioo of tho Penoo
J, U. CflmPBEUIl, Prop., MADRAS
BEEF, PORK, VEAL
'e have the best line of Fresh Meats In the country
IE KINDS OF GARDEN, VEGETABLES IN THEIR SEASON
OREGON tttd I KUU lulU Utfl I tlAL
OREGON THE STAKE
day and said tha( from 1000, to 1200 men
are now engaged in construction work
on tho Harriman road. Twohy Broth
era havo about 050 men now cm
ployed on tlio contested around Wcqt of
Slinniko and men ore going forward at
tho rata of 100 to 100 daily. Mr. TVQhy
estimates tho Porter forces In that lopal
ity at about 50, Entrance to tho Dean
ranch has, been gained by Porter Bros,,
by cutting tj wjjo fence but the Twohy
Bros, men t-Ul npj offer forcible resist
ance. Both railroad contracting firms are
draining the labor markets near and far
and the outlook Is that within another
week approximately 400ft men, will bo
strung along tho Deschutes
working for the rival roads.
POSTER'S WIN ftftPs?
. BATHE I" THE. pOURf
Injunction Dissolved Anil Tia Tyyob,
Mvflt Keep Off Porto j Broth-;
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Onice In Drue Blore.
Carry Battlo To Courts, But Constsuc
tlon Work Contlnuos Men And
Enulpmont Ruahod In
IS, IlAMtTos, Pres. K. II. Fiikntii, Vice-Pros, J. C. I'owmk, Cshr.
FOFIEICN EXCHANCE BOUGHT AND SOLD
DRAFTS ON ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD
,Cip!tl Stock, $90,000
Jt H. HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
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Heat Kslotc, Conveyancing
NO. 3851 ,
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OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
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T. M. IUldwin, C'aibler.
Will WunzvrxaKH Vice iVes. '
H. lUt.uit, A'M. Cashier.
A. E. CROSBY
DRUGS & KODAKS
THE DALLES, OREGON
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Dry Goods, Clothing,
II0OT8 AND 8IIOK8
HATS AND GAPS
HARNESS A Full Line
Heavy Work Harness, Fancy
Driving Harness; COLLARS,
WHIPS, Halters, Etc., Etc.
B. S. LARKIN
Developments in railroad construction
and movement of equipment during the
laet few days have pretty effectually
removed the aspect of bluff from the
opt rations of the Oregon Trunk Line,
eays Sunday's Oregonian.
The Work of Porter Bros, has now
reached tho stage when the daily expen
ditures of hioncy, the transporting of
laborers to the scene of operations and
the substantial character of the opera
tions 'undertaken indicate that two rail,
roads instead of one will ultimately
assist in the development of the Central
In addition to the evidence of serious
intentions given by Porter Brothers,
Judge Charles H. Qarey, of the law
firm of Carey cfc Kerr, yesterday gave
his pcrEonal assurance that the work
undertaken by the Oregon Trunk Line
constitutes a bona fide investment and
that It Sb the object of tho company to
build a road into Central Oregon.
"Of my own personal knowledge," he
Maid, "I know the identity of the inter
eats that are supplying the fands for the
construction of this railroad. The capi
tal at the disposal of the company is
ample in lact, is practically unlimited.
"In my judgment the construction of
the Oregon Trunk Line will not atop at
its present designated termini. The
plans of the men interested financially
in its construction are for a railroad de
velopment of great proportions.
"Tlio daily expenditures of money by
the Oregon Trunk Lino should convince
the people of Oregon that there is no
element of bluff in the enterprise.
Within the coming week Porter Bros.
will establish ten camps between mile
post 10 and mile post 20. This is in un
contested territory. Complete outfits
for four of these camps leave The Dalles
tonight. With these camps established,
tho Oregon Trunk Line will have 88
miles of the railroad survey covered and
before the end of tho following week
will have CO miles under construction.
"Ten carloads of equipment are now
on the way and tho end of next week
Porter Bros, will have 2000 men at work.
Both the Great Southern railroad and
the Columbia Southern, paralleling the
Deschutes river on the West and on the
East, will l)o uced for shipping in equip
ment. Porter Bros, have leased a ware
house at Slinniko and have acquired
ground for tho erection of another.
INJUNCTION Oil PORTERS' RIGHT OFWAY
Grass Valley, Or., Aug. 4. An injunc
tion was ecrved this morning on Porter
Bros, by tho State Circuit court, order
ing them to desist from work on f even
miles of the Horseshoe Bend district of
the Deschutes canyon. The Deschutes
Railroad Company is ' plaintiff. The
seven mites covered by tho injunction
is the conflict district, where both Por
ter Bros, and Twohy Bros, have been
hastening men for grade work near
This is the crucial stage of the railroad
struggle. As the couita finally decide
this case, so. will the advantage bp in
choosing strategic positions for grading.
Favorable judgment will mean a eaving
of perhaps hundreds of thousands of
dollars in construction work. The ques
tions to be raised will involve prior
location and to what extent the canyon
law can forco a rival railway line into
costly construction before permitting it
to invade another's right of way. If
this injunction is sustained, tho Porters
would have to take the line of heaviest
work in the Horseshoe Bend district,
but na other part of the survey is called
into question hy this case.
Peace reigns. There is na evidence of
purpose to. resist or evade court orders.
Both sides were yesterday hauling over
the contested supply road down to the
canyon. The Porters received 60 re
cruits yesterday, and the Twohys ai out
50. These were sent to the Cove dis
trict near Shuniko, which is now the
center of keenest activi ies Court com
plications are expected there soon.
Both parties are opening construction
camps ai various points along the river
beyond the conflict zones. Automobiles
bearing attorneys and managers fly from
one place to another, with n serious busi
ness air. Despite' courts and coups,
both parties continue pressing opera
tion?, and insist that they will build u
line to Central Oregon.
Moro, Or., Aug. Judgo Butler lato.
tonight dissolved tho temporary. Injunc
Hon against Porter Bros. This means,
that Twohy Bros will not bo permitted,
to cross tno Gurtz ranch with supply.
canyon, teams and equipment for tho Deschutes,
jtfot to be outdone, Harrnaan's legal
representatives at once filed condemna
tion proceedings against Porter Bros. In4
an effort to forco an entranco to the dis
puted terrritory through the property,
of their rivals.
Arguments in the injunction, enact oc
cupied two days in tho Circuit Court
here. A night session, was also held to,
expedite the hearing There was along,
array of legal talent or both the cpn,-.
Tho records in tho case were volum-i
inous, there being about 75 or 80 pages,
of evidence to read in connecttion with
the pleadings in tho case, which wero.
also, quite lengthy. T,h,e arguments,
lasted until II o'clock last night, and
were taken up again this morning at
0 o'clock and completed at about H
o'clock today, when Judge Bntler took, '
the matter under advisement, and ren
dered his decision after 0 o'clock to-.
The evidenoe showed that the plain
tiffs secured certain rights to go over
these certain lands with their wagons
and outfits, and on the strength of these
rights expended $8000 in constiucting a
grade down the canyon of the Deschutes
to the railroad right of way. But no
deeds were taken by tho plaintiffs from,
the land-owners, nor any agreements in
writing. Porter Bros, saw tho opportun
nity and purchased from the land-own-erf
the land over which this road ran,
and immediately upon securing passes
sion under these contracts stopped tho
Deschutes Railroad Company fram,
sending in supplies over the road.
While the temporary injunction was
in force, the Deschutes Railioad Com.,
pany had been sending in about 1Q to ii
wagonloads of provisions each day, am)
now has a sufficient supply to last for ftl
least two months, there now being 36
men employed at this point on the river.
RIVALS WARRING IN BIG COVE
Bhaniko, Or., Aug. C. Trespass warn
ings have been posted on the Dean
ranch, 20 miles from this place hy the
Harriman railroad engineers ami the
situation is practically the same aa that j
which exists at the Gnrta ranch, near
Grass Valley, with the competing rail
roads occupying reversed positions.
Tho Dean ranch controls access to the
work to be done along a line of bluffs at
White Horse rapids. This ranch was
acquired by James B. Eddy, Bpecial
right-of-way agent for the O. R A N,
but tho deed Was made out to Mr. Eddy's
married daughter, and tho deal was
closed quietly. As does the Hauiman
road at the Gurtz nlace. the Orp.n.i
BUILD OREGON TRUNK
IN EIGHTEEN MONTHS
President Of That Roil Saya
Provided And Contract Let
i To The Porters
V. D. Williamson, president of tlio
Oregon Trunk Line, who was in Port
land Inst week in connection with tho
legal battle hetween his company and
the Harriman interests, says the Oregon
Trunk Line will hj completed to Madras
within tho next 18 months. He dis
claims any effort on tho part of his corn-
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tor a largo number of cainns nn t.tm I ment to cross tlito nmnnnv nn.i I vnn. fnrtlw- i,nn ;
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wiiii P cBiHuusiieu on us own land at the lo interests and the prior rights of the
entrance to tne mutts where construc
tion work has all eady commenced. So
far neither side seems to have the better
of the controversy.
For BeverAl days activity has been in
creasing in the Twohy camps, located on
upper section of the work.
"Porter Bros, now have quantities of
construction camp equipment at Van
couver. Much of this is being sent up
tho North Bank railroad to Grand Dalles
and there ferried across the river to
The Dalles. What is one of the
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For SUMMER UNDERWEAR, NEGLIGE
And LAUNDERED SHIRTS, DUSTERS,
STRAW HATS, Etc., Etc.
LINE Staple Dry Goods, Groceries And Hardware
railroad construction outfits m the West.
owned by Porter Brothers, will soon
be available for use in this work
Tho firm is now comnletlnff ilmiin.1
work on the Spokane, Portland & tfoat-
tlo main line near Spokane and tho out
fit and men there will be released within
two or three weeks and brought to the
me urown ranch, winch lie above the
point of conflict mentioned. Easy of ac
cess and a natural base for supplies
ineso. ranches are being made dlstribut-
uregon iiunk Line. In an interview
given to a Portland paper, Mr. William
son said: -
"The Oregon Trunk Lino has thrf
money to build the road up the Des
chutes and bus let the contract to Por
ter Bros, to construct the road from tho
mouth of the river to Madras. Orninn.
Til . ' 1
a no roncr uros.
now have about 75(1
men in the field and innrp on tin. ....
ing points for smaller Harriman camps "If the road is not completed within
located along tho river. 18 months It will be because th Un.-!.
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xnere is every indication that tho ' interests or
Harriman people intend to untlil w dnmmv
. . aw
some of HhtHmanU
companies, organized for tho
wv.whih.uuu nur in ueing uune on tin. i'iriKBQ oi throwing n .lu-i.
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ker, have bar-
J. C. & M. A. ROBINSON
Judge Carey declined to bo drawn into disputed territory ns well as on disputed veys up tho Deschutes riv
a statement ns to whether tho OriKmn k'round. FnrtprTl er-.i ...i. k0oi ...
o-" - ou iui iiuiu cmuu- ui uciuiueu us.
IrunkL ne is backed by one of the hshed construction camps only on con- Eighteen months is also the time set
transcon inental systems. - ' tested territory. Moro than a mile of for tho completion of u'ln lS
Tho Harriman road now seem8 to grading has been completed by the Har- up tho Deschutes, although t7 m
have beinin to rnl im u to imnn wv.i ,. .. .. ... . "'"luui" l,UH U-
i i.i ,7 wui,ov- wou iiuoiiKii mo xirown ranches, mate, i ke that of tho Oreiron TrimL
lnn with n fnt-mirfnti h. mnnnini wr l'ri,n. . ,i .... . . ",u we,on irunk
PMt '.. ,T ' "' cms "nu nigti mis on people, is mado with
, gutvin. William ior tno u. It. & mis grauo and the work has the appear-
,wi 1 noicl wcek lnk personal charge nce of permanency. In that iminedi-
of the legal matters now pending. Mon- ate locality there is room for a half
day ho will go to The Dalles, where It is dozen railroads.
likely an injunction proceeding will be The Harriman contractors are cstab-
instituted against thn Oregon Trunk nn.l llshlnc camna nW m. .
lorterBros., growing out of contested as far ns tho U'Reh mu in.i...u..
mat it may require longer if the ob
structive tactics of rival interests
ORECOH MAN WINS FIRST PRIZE
Isadora Felig, an Oregon man. resid-