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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1909)
MADRAS, OROOK COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1909.
LIVERY, & SALE
HOOD & STANTON
Your Orders Prompt Attention
Transient Stock Given Best Of Feed And Care
Qa G. GOLLVER
Grqaf War For Traffic Is
Juatioo of tho Podoo
Madras State Bank
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Money transmitted to all port of United Statci and Canada
J. M. Conllin. Pretldent and Gen, Min'rri C, E. Rmiih, Vice.Pjeiidenl
PIltKtTOItS. C. H. Houih, Sf. I'uU, J.'C. liuhlnioii, llojit. Ilea, J. M, ;onklln
fjOWARO W, TURNER
U. S. COMMISSIONER
RIVAL RAILROADS ARE
j Report Say Oregon Trunk Will Make
Tho Lion's Shro
PHYJIjCIAN & SURGEON
Office Id Drue Store. .
J. Ii. CflCnPBELtli, PfOp., JWflDfffJS
BEEF, PORK, VEAL 1
( We have the best line of Fresh Meats in the country
4U, KINDS Of ttAKUEN YiiupiAbLtS IN THBIH H f
J( H- HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLES
f.y NOTARY rUBWO .'
Flrojiutfrftnwi, T.lfo Inurajjcfi, Surety Bond
' Ket Estate, COnvoynnoIn i'
I'lUXKVIl.T.B, . ' 'OHKOON
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
.0. V. Alleu, Pretldent,
T. If. Baldwin, Cfliblcr.
Will Wumwkii.k Vice Prc,
II. Baldwin, Ait. Cashier.
ESTABLISHED 1 BBS
Capital,. Hurpliu and Undivided I'roflu
lie California Wine Co.
Ann unco the opening In Shaniko of h wholesale and mall order
li 'iim, which handle nothing but bonded liquor am! high grnilo
California wliii'(k at tho snnto price charged by city wholesaler,
llic llrm iiinlntnliifi n Imr nnd doe no retail business further thnn
t ave itH m ill older fiiiHtomori n guaranteed service of quality unit
liomitiif!s. Gvu Uit n trial iimi bo convinced.
SPECIAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS
BARGAIN No.J ,
Onsqiwrt l)..tn. (lullforjIH UminJyl
I'rjMciir olil whWky
0 quart liottlu I'.irt Wlno
0 eiinnrt noun? Hliurry Wlno
Oaeiliurthotth) Muscatel Wlno
All For $2.50
PARGAIN No. 2
KIkjio Wine, 81.60 n gallon,
JWiiMiutoi Wluc, 2 n gn'lnii,
A 8-jmir-)i liutti boit Whis
ky, S3" gallon
All For. $6.00
A FINE OLD PORT WINE, 3 GAL $6
Mail orders given prompt and close attention.
Goods sealed and packed in good condition.
When you are in Shaniko,
look for the barrel in front.
A. M, WILLIAMS & CO,
Dry Goods, Clothing,
HOOTS AND 8II0E8
HATS AND CAM
DROP IN AND SEE
tap & Powel
Imported And Domestic
WE HAVE more buyers for farm hindu
thau wo have on our Hats. 1'lcaau
cull at our ofllco if you desire to sell.
Vim Tussol Laud Co.
Although, the tracery pi steel will not
bo seen, nor the throb, of engifto and
rumble of -wheels heard in Oregon for
fully eight months the warfare for bus
iness between tho Hill and Ilarrjman
roads will be inaeurated within tile next
. j fi j j
30 days. The keenest of freight traffic
men in the Great Northern eorvico are
to be the vanguard flf fonnngo hunters
that vll rrjuke thaf. inexhaustible em
pire their pampjrjg gtound. Prepara
tions arp oyen now under way to dis
patch a force flf frpgh rustlerB njl
througn that territory.
That it will be a picturesque battle,
no one would undertake to denv. for. the
entire (30,000 square miles of fructifer
ous country that has lain dormant ever
since Oregon became a state has, been
looked Upon by the Ilarriman interests
as their exclusive domain, though they
have never undertaken to develop its re
sources until forced to do so by the ag
gressive invasion by their rival. James
J. Hill. This will mesh without any
question of doubt that as soon as the
Great Northern traffic department seeks
to contract for freight out of tiie lnnd of
"milk and honey" which the Oregon
Trunk Lino will tap, the 0. Jl. & N. will
move its men into tho territory trilm.
tary to the tlew fleschus Baijroad.
Clashes in the struggle to Jand pie pre
ponderance of this business are pre
sumed to be inevitable. But one great
factor stands out potently in favor of
the Oregon Trunk. It was tho first to
lay and carry out the plans for blading
the bafflincr trail into the waiting wilder-
ness, and this has developed the strong
est possible sentiment among the Btock
mon, farmers, mining and timber inter
ests in Middle Orejrou in its favor.
But more important and sicnitkiant
than this, if you please, was another
master stroke conceived and executed
by James J. Hill only a couple of months
ago. It was a play that the people of
Central Oregon themselves readily
admit will contribute a creat deal toward
bringing the greatest tonnage to the Hill
lino when It is ready to accept business.
This was tho offer of $1000 in prizes
mode personally by Mr. Hill for th
region tributary to his roads that could
make tho best showing vi products rais
ed in dry-farming belts nt tho annual
Dry-Farming Congress recently held at
When this set of competitive awards
was announced, Louis W. Hill, president
of the Great Northern, notified the
Great Northern traffic men in Portland
to spare no cxpenso in collecting the
best line of exhibils that possibly could
bo gathered out of tho Deschutes Val
ley, Several freight agents hastened to
Central Oregon In automobiles, and they
annvassed tho entfro region which gains
its sustenance through dry-farming, and
when tho results of their labor were
placed in tho exposition hall at Billings,
they swept everything before thorn,
winning tho day against other sections
which have been well populated apd ex
tcnsiyoly developed for inany yckre, pot
oniv through cultivation but t irotiK i
No achievement which this itato has
e von won 1ms meant maro for tho futtirp
upbuilding of en empiro than did thja
one fact, demonstrating, as t did, that
only the provision of transportation fa'
duties which would open up the mar
kets of tho world, was needed to convert
a now desolate desert into qnp of the
richest producing sections n JJ).o pnitod
Immediately after tho decision at
Hillings, which tneapt so much far tho
interjor of Oregon, tho jreat Nqrr',crn
entered into negotiations with practi
cally all Of tho dry-farmipg exhibjtors
from tho Deschutes Valley witii a view
of having them particjpajp in the 100
congress on a much larger scale than
was dono last October.
t all means that Central Oregon,
which is to be opened up for eager mar
kets of the world by two practically par
allel and rival railroads by the first of
next August, js to be the greatest traffic
battle ground upon which Hill and his
ancient enemy have ever locked horns.
Although II. A. Jnckson, assistant
general piesenger agent of the Great
Northern, njeets thp issue evasively, it
is ajnpef. an established fact that he was
brpjg))t in Portland to take charge of
the Hill forces in the forthcoming strug
gle. Jackson engineered the collection
of the prige-winning exhibit; ho is a
close personal friend of both President
Louis Hill, of the Great Northern, and
of President John F. Stevens, of the
Oregon Trunk Line, the Great Northern
line up the Deschntes Canyon.
Dig Hay m Ranch Will
RANGE RESTRICTIONS ' '
RUINS BIO BUSINESS,
Conearya.torj policy Of Government
ttfpko Shep Ranch Unproflt
News has reached here ot the wreck
ing Of thp J)qnse of 3Ir. and 3Jrs. Wil
liam William8, pear Hunt's Ferry last
week, in a peculiar manner, says the
The workmen of Porter Brothers at
Copenhagen camp had prepared a "coy
ote hole" blast and notified the Wil
liams lamily, who lived 000 feet away
on tho opposite side of the Deschutes
River, to seek a place of greater safety
from possible falling debris. Mrs. Wil
liams told the men in charge that her
husband was sick and could not be
moved that day and said, she would not
allow the charge to be exploded at that
time. When she saw the men continu
ing their preparations regardless of her
protests, she seized her husband's ride
and declared she would shoot the first
man who attempted to fire the blast.
The contractors waited until the next
morning, when the sick man had been
removed, and ' then fired the charge.
The hole had been loaded with several
thousands of powder, but it Jailed to
rend the rocky bluff- Instead, it "back
ed out" tho main tunnel and hurled a
largo bouldor with terrific force straight
across tho river and into the Williams
home, smashing the bed recehtly vacat
ed by tho sick man. No one was in
jured. Porter Bros, immediately set a force
of men to work and repaired the damage
to the house and contents.
MAY AN ENTRYMAN
FILE UPON 480 ACRES?
fi ROBINSON'S BIC STORE fiifis
IS CALLED TO THIS SPACE.
I General Blacksmithing
First-Class W Gnaranteefl
Located in tho utd Jirnoha shon
GENERAL . MERCHANTS
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 24. A ruling
by the Secretary, of the Interior in a
local case, appearing completely to nuli
fy an important rule heretofore enforced
as to tho area of tho desert land the en
tryman ultimately is entitled to, has
been received by tho register of the Los
Angeles land office. It is held that "one
who holds land under an unperfected
desert land entry is not the proprietor
thereof within the meaning of the stat
ute holding disqualified to mako home
stead entry one who is the proprietor
of more than 100 acres of land."
This apparently indicates that, though
an entryman has made an entry of 100
acres of land, ho still may tako a full
320 acres of desert land instead of the
100 acres heretofore permitted.
WIRELESS TELEGRAPH FOR THE DALLES
The Dalles will have a wireless tele.
graph station in tho near futuro. Tho
ofllco will be stationed in thetnain lobby
ot uio umattlla uouso on Front Street,
and a 200-foot transmitting tower will
bo erected, below that hostolrv on the
Tho United Wireless chmmnv fn n,A
I .- t niw
firm which is constructing tho annum.
tus and will bo in charco of the atntinn.
The workmen are now busy preparing
tho polo, which will bo bvar 200 feet in
height, being in three gectiohti Ti.n
I Dalles Ohronlcle.
The famous Haycreek sheep ranch,
located jn Cenlral Oregon and one of the.
largest and best-known sheep rancne
in the United States, has been force
out of business on account of tho For
estry Bureau's policy of conserving tho,
forest reserves. J. G Edwapds, ownec
of the famous ranch of ifr.OOQ acres, said
yesterday tnat he had been forced to tho.
wall by the Government's policy, and
he had decided to cut up tho big ranch
and sell it, says Sunday's Oregonun,
Several ypars ago Mr. Edwards came(
to Orpgon from Wyoming, whero he ha4
a range jrith ljOO.QOO sheep, the largest
in thp ponntry. Jfe eejecfed flay Crpek
as jdeaj for a sheep connfry, epf4 his,'
Wyoming interests and started jthp big.
establishment in Central Oregon -In,'
1900 lie had 40,000 head of sheep, which
he wintered on Ids 27000-acre ranch anil
winch he kept on the range in the Govr
ernment forest reserve in the Summer
months. That year the Forestry Bqreaa, in it
policy of conservation, cut Edward's al
lowance of range to a territory sufficient
for only 24,000 sheep. Mr. Edward's'
sold a Jprge number qf obeep ahd con
tinued. In 1003 carne another order fop
a 40 per cent cut, but th3 was foqght
hard by Mr. Edwards, who had it modi
fied to 25 per cent, and he was permit?
ted to continue with I7.SOO Imnrl of
sheep on the range. A few days ago he.
received notice of further reductionvof
30 per cent in his range allotment, arii
now that he can give range to only
12.260 head of sheep he has decided Iq
retire from business, asserting that unc
less the sheep business is carried Pn &
gigantic scale it cannot be a success.
"It is the Government's policy HgH
through which has forced ttm out of tfiQ
game," said Mr. Edwards, at the port
land Hotel. "I cannot continue in bus
iness with this small bunch of shqep on,
the big ranch, and now all I can do is to
Mr. Edwards believes that the For
estry Bureau policy is bad, not only fop
him but for the-state and country afc
large. It could have no other effect, ha
said yesterday, thau to drive great inr
dustries, such as ho has built up In Cert-,
tral Oregon, out of existence. He had,
created a ranch which had become fam-
ous the country over, was a model it;
every detail and one of tho great pro
ducers of tho state. There was no ex
pense to which he would not go to build
up his line Of sheep, he said, and ho im
ported rams costining thousands of dol.
lars and by systematic breeding pro
duced a sheep which had wool from its
nose to its hoofs, the only sheep of its
kind in its existence.
Recently, in anticipation of tho death
of his business in Central Oregon, Mr.
Edwards has been investing heavily in
Portland real estate and in ihe last few
months has made three purchases ag
gregating $145,000. One of these pur
chases he made last wek, when iio
bought a quarter block on the corner of
Grand Avenue and Belmont Street fop
HAVE FINISHED WORK
Burns, Or., Dec. 7. The four survey,
ing crews that huve been working thd
past three months in tho Malheur can
yon in tho Eastern part of Harney and
Western part of Malheur Counties have
been called in and the men paid off,
Theso are the crews employed by Colo
nel C. E. S. Wood and William Hanley;
out it is supposed they represent the
Oregon Trunk in tho preliminary work
for a branch road across tho Btato and
tho cessation of Work at this time is be
cause the strategic points through the
Malheur canyon have been secured and
there is no longer reason for hurry. Tho
Woods-IIanloy people and their ehgl
neer in charge have surrounded their .
movements with mysterv.
It is known that valuable tracts of
land havo been bought from private
owners, ami other large tracts havo been
entered with Northern Pacific Railroad
scrip along tho Malheur River, and
rights of way havo been obtained, -eo
that now. wlm nvnr nnmnanti i t.i. 1-. .i
lift tVtnriHn. 11 1 m 4 -"iHM
w,v mvu um, ii, is uuro oi a cooa out
mont,jt is sure of a good out
the ic-wi Malheur Volley. td
ir leveli o! Harney County'