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The Madras Pioneer
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25,1909.
HOOD & STANTON
Your Orders Prompt Attention
Transient Slock Giypn Best Of Feed And Qgre
0, C. COLLVER
Crook County Milling Go.
Justloo of tbo Ponoo
IjOWARD W, TURNER
U. S. COMMISSIONER
LARGE FLOURING MILL
WILL Bg ERECTED HERE
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Madras State Bank
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Money traiumiltcd to all patti of United States and Canada
J, M, (jnklin, Pretidenl nd Cert, Mtn'gr j C. E, Rouih, Vice.Pfedit
plia'i Tons i' K. Itmuli, M. 1'ulx, J, ('. Itntiltilon, ttobt. lien, J. M. Conktlu
Noyv Company Wll Hnve Partly Local
Popltal-qtock Will Qo JOP
looatlon of railway constniption campo.
Timber has been accural by tbe Por
ters on tbo Matolos Hiver. wbicli will bo
driven down that stream to the P(es
chuteu and then on down to tho mil,
Tbo lumber manufactured there wJ fop
UBod in tho construction of tho Oregon
Trunk J-jnonpd will qqnsiat prlpcjpaljy
Of bridge timbers npd Hps.
New machlpery nnd other equipment
will bo instapd at tbp mi), wbioli will
be put in operation n tic near future.
PUBLIQ LANDS WITH
DRAWN FROM ENTRY
Harripp Roqd Will Be Of
WltLOW CREEK BRIDGE
TO BE 270 FEU
High Bridge And Deep Cut Neppspar
To Maintain Uniform Grade?
Stptlgn Site Located
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
QMleo In Vtug store.
J. Li. CRCnPBEbli, Prop., WflDP,flS
BEEF, PORK, VEAL
Wc Imve the best line of Fresh Meats In the country
JILL KINDS OF GARDEN VEGETABLES IN THEIR SEASON
Jf H. HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
KIro Inmrnnre, I'''0 Insurance, Surety Houds
Ileal Kitiiiu, Conveyancing
NO. 3861 .
The First National Bank
OF PR I NEVILLE, OREGON
D. K. Ali.f.k, President.
T. M. Halpwin, Cailiier.
Win tt'irnxwiciMsn Vlco I'ros.
H. Uxtiixm, Ant. Cashier.
Capital, SilrpluS and Undivided
A. M. WILLIAMS & GO,
A. E. CROSBY
Dry Goods, Clothing,
DRUGS & KODAKS
THE DALLES, OREGON
Exclusive Agent For
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ROBINSON'S BBG STORE
Ladles' Dress Goods 1
E. 8. Ieanca, a proirdncpt milling map
of Walla Walla, lias been in Madras eeV'
ernl days looking after tho matter of es
tablishing another flouring mill at this
place. Mr. Isaacs has made several
trips into Central Oregon during the
past Summer, looking over the county
for the best localities for tho production
of a choice grade of milling wheat, and
he has decided that the country trlbu
tary to Madras, with its largo produc
tion of wheat, excellent quality and the
facilities for shipping to market, make
this tho point at which to erect tho mill
The preliminary arrangements for a
concernwhichwill.be called the Crook
County Millim: Company, to bo located
at Madras, arc being carried out and the
articles of Incorporation are being pre
pared under the laws of Oregon. The
capital stock has been placed at $15,000,
and shares will be Eold at $100 each.
It Is the intention of Mr. Isaacs and
his associates to interest the farmers in
thi vicinity into taking stock in the
project to the amount of one-third, or
more if they desire it. The Farmers
Union is a strong organization in this
section, and it expected to interest the
members" in the enterprise to the extent
that it shall have their support and co
operation when in operation.
A paper has been prepared and head
ed by Mr. Isaacs for $10,000 worth of
stock, and the paper will be circulated
among tho farmers and business men in
and around Madras and it is thought
tho stock will all be subscribed in a very
Negotiations are well under way with
the townsite company for tho location
of tho mill, and as soon as plans and
specifiutions are completed, bids for tbe
construction of tho mill will be adver
used, anu work will commence as soon
us material can be secured and placed
upon the ground.
pfverjs Wtl RoyiarSfppra Rasgryed
r-tyo Noy rrlgat6ri Project
Por Tho Present
A recent dispatch from Washington,
D. C, gives a list of lands withdrawn
from entry by tho Department of the
Interior which contain power sites or
have petroleum deposits. Tho lands are
in different parts of the West.
The withdrawals include 2682 acres
along White River, 440 acres of which,
however, are embraced in pending
claims approximately 20.820 acres
along tlip Crooked River i 0441 acres
along the middle fork of the John Day
River; 9031 acres along the North fork
of the same river, and 7030 acres along
the South fork. AH these withdrawals
are in Oregon and are believed to con
tain water power possibilities.
Secretary' Ballincer aleo announced
tho withdrawal of 635 acres in Califor
nia having petroleum depo'ita. There
arc now 3,021,002 acres in this class of
Because of tho uncertainty regarding
results sought, the Interior Department
iias abandoned the propoccd construe
tion of the Walker River reclamation
project in California and Nevada. Sec
retary Ballingcr today announced that
lands withdrawn from settlement in
1001 and 1005 in connection with that
project aro restored to the . public do
main, with the exception of those sites
which are believed to contain water
Notice is given that probably 40 per
cent are embraced within ponding Eeg
regations, and that intending settlers
should bear in mind ti.at irrigation must
depend upon their individual efforts or
bo obtained through private enterprise
What will be tho highest bridge in,
tho state of Oregon when completed,
will be the crossing over Willow Creek
c'anyon at Madras on tbe Peschuteq
Railroad. The length of the entire
bridge will be approximately 10qQ Jebtj
and have ft steel spun of about 120 feet.
Tho height of this bridge above thq
bed of the canyon will be 270 feet. It i$
the plan of the IJarriman people that
they do not care to drop their road, jptq
Willow Creek basin after having climbed
the grade from Trout Creek tp almost i
level wth tbe plains, and thja bridge of
magnificent proportions is necessitated,
in qrder. to ayojd the drpp.
Tho depot and warehouse of tho Pes-
chutcs road will bo located on the edge '
of Anency Plains about three-quarters;
of n mile Northwest of Madras, where
sufficient ground for trackage purpose
has already been secured. '
Another work of the Harriman road,
in this vicinity winch will bo of con
siderable proportions is the cut through
tho Duling and Monroe places, 2 miles
from Madras, which will be !5 feet deep
and about 15Q yards long. ...
WILL CONPUCT GASES-
Francis J. Hoppy Returns To PprtlgntJ
To Try Ponding Lan'ti-Frsud
Rochester, N. Y,
A full line of Pho
to supplies always
on hand. Printing
done. Mail orders
SETS SHANIKO BOOMING
SURVEY NOT APPROYED
NEW AND COMPLETE LINE
LAPSES AND CENKEMENS' FURNISHINGS
For WHEAT And BARLEY
On Accounts And hi Trade
WE PAY THE HIGHEST PRICE
Little old Slianiko is in tho swim of a
genuine oUl-lasluoncu Western boom
Situated at tho . southern end of the
Columbia Southern railroad, 70 miles
south ol the Columbia river, slio at pros?
ent holds tho position preeminently as"
the distributing point for all of Central
Oregon, which is now tho raccca of the
homeseoker and investor. Through this
llttle,town must pass every pound of
supplies for 0,000 men working in the
construction camps of Hill and Harri
man systems, and tho men themselves
must pass through hero enrouto to and
from tho camps.
Resides this there is a wonderful in
crease tn business to and from towns in
tho interior. Tho increase in fneglit
alone amounts to many thousand tons.
and tluj streets of Shaniko in tbo vicinity
of the fivo mam moth warehouses are
jammed every day with four, six, eight
and ten hor6o teams. Porter Brothers
have just completed a second warehouse
whprein to store great quantities of sup
plies to bo employed in tho construction
of tho Oregon Trunk lino, nnd this week
unloaded two cat loads pf horses to bo
added to their freighting outfits.
Tho Slianiko branch of tho 0. R. & N.
runs four freight trains into this placo
every day, loaded to capacity, and aoats
in tho ono passenger traiu aro always at
aproniium. Tho hotels and lodging
houses aro tilled to their capacity night-.
ly and all business bouses do a thriving
There is not a vacant business room,
residence, or habltablo shed in Shaniko,
and boiuo families aro living in tents
this Winter. Thoro aro no unemployed
men hero, except those who aro bo from
Washington, Nov. 20. Tiio General
Land Office today rejected the Deschutes
Railroad Company's map for section 5
oi its line, in so far an it conflicts with
the right of way for the Central Oiegon
Railroad. An opportunity will bo given'
to nle a new map which avoids this con
'Section 5 covers tha,t part of the sur
vey for tho Deschutes Railroad between
tho Southern end of the Deschutes can
yon and Madras," said General Mana
ger O'Brien of tho Harriman lines last
night. ''The principal point of conflict
between our survey and that of the Ore
gon Trunk is where these surveys cross
the Crooked River. At that point, how
ever, there is ample room for two or
thrco railroads. Tho ruling of tho Gen
eral Land Office simply means that we
must make another survey covering that
section of our road and submit a map to
tho Interior Department for approval.
this will be done."
FRANK RODMAN'S INDICTMENT FAULTY
The case of Frank Rodraon, who was
accused with Mrs. Hazel Maddux ol
manslaughter for running over Mrs.
May Real on tho Lmnton road, Atigust
5, will bo resubmitted to tho grand jury,
probably this morning, says Saturday's
Oregonian. Presiding Judge BrotiaUgh
sustained a demurrer to file indictment
in tho circuit court yesterday just be
fore Rodman'B case was assigned for
trial. Ho declared tho indictment
SURVEYORS FINISHING WORK
Engineer Fremont Crane ami his par
ty of surveyors moved to tbo Deschutes
canyon noar tho Warmspring ferry last
Friday, having completed permanent
location and cross-sectioning down Wil
Pending Oregon land-fraud indlol
ments finally are to be either wiped off
the Federal docket or dates fixed for thtf
trial of the indicted defendants, says a.
recent issue of tho Portland Oregonian.
trances J. Heney, for a number of yeara
employed aa Special Assistant United
States Attorney-under ex-Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte, will leave San Finn-,
cisco before the end of the week. It
wa6 through Mr. Heney that wholesalo
indictments implicating prominent Ore
gon people were returned four or fivo
yoaro ago. It will be on his recommen
dation that the same indictments will
be dismissed or otherwise disposed of.
Unitfd States Attorney McCourt barf
no knowledge ot wtiat will happen w'hen
.Mr. lleney arrives. It is known that
his miesion is finally to consider all
land-fraud cases untried and to recom
mend the dismissal of several of thesu
indictments. That all of these peiiding
cases, lii m number, with tho exception ,
of the Binger Hermann indictment, will, .
be dismissed is regarded as more thaii
Mr. Heney has been appointed special
prosecutor under the Attorney General
having resigned that position priorto
tho election in San Francisco, when ho
was defeated for district attorney. Mr.
Honey assured Attorney General Wiqk-
ersham, when ho tendered his resigna
tion, that just as soou as possible after
tho San Francisco election lie would
come to Portland'. It is in keooine with-
that promise, rather than a detormina
tion to initiate further prosecutions, that
Mr. Honey is believed to be coming.
STOCK RAISERS IM
PROVING THEIR NERDS
TO OPERATE SAWMILL
J. W. Gilchrist, tho Paulina stock-'
man, was m Prinevlllo the last of tho
week, returning from Haycreek with
several registered Shorthorn bulls which
Gilchrist Bros, had purchased from tho
B. S & L, Co. to add to the thorough
bred herds on upper Crooked River.
Gilchrist Bros, recently purchased tho
Logan Shorthorns and aro bulldinc un n
Creek. Engineer Rlerdon and his largo herd of theso splendid beof cattln.
crow, which has been at work In this as uro many of tho other Crook Cotthtv
w"ji " ueen uisuiuiueu, part oi tno siocKinen, ana tins, policy Is ope that"
men being employed in Madras and will attract wide
J. C. & M. A. ROBINSON
Porter Brothers, through their ropre-
Botitativo, Mr. Mason, last week leased
tho sawmill on tho Deschutes River near
the WarmBplnga ferry, ntuThhvo also
secured some lnad nt that point for the
some of them going to Tho Dalles,
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Howard Blackerhy to H. Links,
l6p acles, consideration, $ 3350
Ivan Hhlc to Frederic Benedix.
1 60 acres,- . 3400
William Steinke, contract to cell j 10a
trlct within, a few J-bUrs, na well aa bring '
profit to tho growers. Thu scrub nnd
grado catto don't look good to tho Crook i
County ranchers any more. But if u
breeder show something flno ho can
readily Interest our cattlemen and can
usually find them ready to part with ,
fancy nrico It Umv tf,n nnt.nnic,
that are UOOd ennntrh in nnl prn'..liJ