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MADRAS, GROOK COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1900.
HOOD & STANTON
Your Orders Prompt Attention
Transient Stock Of Feed And Care
0, C. COLLVEB
Oregon Trunk To Lay Rails
Justfoe oftlib Ponce
HOWARD W, TURNER '
U. S. COMMISSIONER
TRAINS Will BE RlH-
N!NC IN THE AUTUMN
Htnto. There Is a wonderful movement I r,. 1 1 PT
Westward amopg homcpekers, and Ore. Ufholjollt LflRO mdU OUIIl I U
IW WJ''U. ! I)) ).,!. uii HI u
sure to get your full share of fbji immi
gration, but under the circumstanpes H
la up to Orogortiana without reservation
to Announce to the world the wonderful
po'eibilitieH you have to offer,"
Interior Depart mnt
DOULE-TRACK fl. R.
&H, LINE TO PORTLAND
PETITION ASKING PBIr
Madras State Bank
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Money transmitted to ill parti of' United States and Canada
i ii r-.ti:. n.Lu-i .-.I ru M.'. . r i? n t. d m.
HEECTOIlH c. K. llguah, M. I'nU, J. C. Hoblnwm, ISobt. Hon, J. M. conkllii J
t.i " w mat "Wn'i mn n.imi i mm I, ,jpj
Orsopn Hae Brlsht Futurp, Put N, eetfs
Advertising Say Grant ftpl
Tyohy flro, Hawo Contract For Low
ering Oraae? &pg !r?'flht'
Carey Aat Project Offgrs To (SulckosJ
?8lHt,on Soourlnp Much rv
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
QHr.e tn Drug Btoro.
J( H. HANER
ABSTRACTER OF TITLE
I'Jre Insurance, hlfe Iniurtpco, Surety Hondo
ucs i citato. Conveyancing
"We expect to begin laying rails on the
Oregon -Trunk Ljnc njtf httr. thap June
1, next, and by the following Autumn
will have our railrood constructed into
Central Oregon, "salt J. J. Hill, veteran
railroad-builder, yesterday. "The work
prelipiinnry to laying the trapk is being
proeecuted just as rapidly as the employ
mentof men and the expenditure of
money make possible."
"No" was the terep but positive reply
J. Lr. CflmPBELlh, Prop., JIHDRHS
BEEF, PORK, VEAL !
Wchnve the best line of Fresh Aleuts in the country
ILL KINDS OF QARDEN VEGETABLES IN THEIR SEASON !
NO. 3851 .
The First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
B. F. AUen, I'rwldont.
T. M. nALuwiv, Caiuler,
Will Wukxweii.xr Vice Viet,
11. Uald-!, A u.t. Caihler,
Capital, Burttlua and Umllrldod
A. M. WILLIAMS & CO,
ojiEgos- of Mr IIiU whcn fljkp(, ir j IfJ ej
tend tho Oregon Trunk Line to Snnprnn-
ci8co. However, there prevails a very
eiroiiK euspiulon locally mat mere js no
necessity for Mr. Hill to construct a
road into tho California metropolis
There is every reason to suspect that
ti.e empire builder has acquired an in
terest in the Western Pacifio and that
the real terminus of the Oregon Trunk
is Lnkeview, to which point the Westorn
Pacific is now extending its line. This
would afford Hill an entrance to Cnlifor
nia, tiie (:onl he long has coveted.
unen astceu wnai leeuers wero con
templated in connection witii bis line
into the interior of the state, Mr. llili
answered evasively, but Intimated that
the policy of the JJill system was to go
after business wherever it was offered
Ann ii et'i tho ipuiiln In Shunlko of n wholesnli- and mall order
Ii 'it-, which Iiiiiidltn nothing but biiiuled llipiurii nnil hlh jjnulw
California whit' at the HniuO prices charged by city wlioliwstlr.
Hi ' firm iiiiiintalim iu bar mid ilfM-n no rt'tnlt business fnrtlnir thnn
t z, i lis tn hi i-rilur ciintiituerii n Kiiitnintft'.l nervice of rjuatlty anil
liuuiji.iic". iilu it n trnU ittid be CDiivliieed.
BARGAIN No. 2
,. ,Sbrr Wiiii. 1.50 u.piHoii,
Jd-catu. Wine. " K!"f'U,
A S-yuarnild Hoiirbuu WlitS'
All For $6.00
A FINE OLD PORT WINE, 3 GAL $6
Orders a-ivon rfrtYinf anH r.lnsp attention.
ods sealed and packed in good condition.
hen you are in Shaniko.
look for the barrel in front.
Dry Goods, Clothing, H.to,7f "Bf ?d,,d'
J ' K' on this subject, but made tho significant
nOOTfl AID 8H0E8
HATS AND CAI'8
DROP IN AND SEE
'I 5-ir.ir nlil tvliltt.
! V (nnart Iwiiin. l U'i,..,
"Hiart hliltli' Hluirrv U'liw.
50aenu,irt Iw.ttie .Wuscatul Whio
All For $2.50
OP ilLL IKIIIbTIDS
Imported And Domestic
The Pioneer's clubbing list In au-
other oulumu contuitis nu exception
ally linod assori input of publications,
and at prices to suit everyone.
ROBINSON'S BIG STORE
TO OUR PATRONS AND FRIENDS
We will close our store Jan. 6, 1910, and
remain closed until about Jan. 12, foP the
purpose of taking our annual inventory
A Mar nhrifltmno And Udnnv. Maw Voar Tn All
' "HUM J Ulll IdllliaO filIU IIUPHJ IUUI lu
remark that the purpose of building the
Oregon Trunk, was to aid materially in
the development of the state, and that
that development involved ihe invasion
of all centers of production and supply
ing such sections with needed transpor
At the eame time Mr. IIiU, who has
earned the reputation in the railroad
wonu as tuo roan wno uoes tilings, ib
most optimistic of tho future of this
state and its development, which, he
predicts, in the next few years will sur
pass most sanguine forecasts.
"With the possible exception of tlie
State ol Montana," said Mr. Hill, "Ore
gon has more unoccupied public land
than any other state. Until recently
there were many opportunities for the
hornrseeker in almost any of the West
ern Btates, but the public domain avail
able to the man who is desirous of estab
lishing for himself a home has been
pretty thoroughly culled. But here in
Oregon you, have thousands of acres of
choice land awaiting develonment bv
I really think you people do not fullv
appreciate, the situation. Tho future of
your state is most promising and you
should be even moro active in inviting
immigration. It is up to you to people
your state. You have tho opportunities.
What you need is tho people. Your
commercial organizatlohs ar'o doing
good work. It should bo continued
What Oregon needs is men to locate
on its lant's and cultivate them. The
disposition of the average homeseeker
from the East is to own some land of
his own and contribute to the state's
production. That tendency should in
every way bo encouraged, I would not
discourage the wonderful development
of the horticultural industry, for it will
be a great many years before the supply
ot such apples as j-ou raise in Oregon
will exceed the demand for the product.
"We feel that we aro doing our part
in conti muting both to tho development
of the state and tho prosperity of Port
land business interests by constructing
a railroad into Central Oregon and pro
viding needed faculties for transporting
to tho markets of tho world tho products
of tho interior. I predict that within
tho next two years Oregon will witness
tho high tide of immigration to this
Twohy Bros' coritrAptors, are pijttjng
an army of 7(H) men to work on the
trackage of the 0. II. & N. Co. between
The Dalles and Deschutes for tho pur-
pot i of removing curves and reducing
the grado to a maximum of 1G per cent.
The contract was signed, it was ascer
tained today, just prior to Vice President
J. P. O'Brien's departure tor ew York
a few days ago.
The project is one of the largest put
under way for a long time, outside of
new ponstruction, and will involve the
ejninfijture of at least $000,000.
Wt(lp jPt admitted by the railroad
officials fit this tirrie, it is understood
that the WPrk means' the preliminary
and essential step tpward double track
ing the company's line from this city to
Deschutes, which distance will be sub
jected to unusually heavy traffic with
the completion of n branch into Central
Oregon by way of the Deschutes canyon.
"The line from The Dalles to Deschute?
has some very heavy grades in places,"
said one of the men interested in the
reconstruction of the road, this morning,
"and according to the plans the new
track wi'l in nO places have anything
more serious than a 15 per cent grade,
whereas the maximum on Ihe old route
is 75. ftbr Will it be necessary to deviate
very far frpftj the old track. The new
grade will be ponetructed so that it can
easily be double tracked to conform
with demands of traffic that are bound
to result sooner or later."
The contract is expected to bo com
pleted by April 1 and every spell of fine
weather will therefore be used to tin
best possible advantage. At least 700
laborers will be put to work at once and
this numDer may be augmented .if tin
men can be obtained.
ThomnpSPf thp Blirycy qf prpgeent
Lake and tho upper Deschites Ilivcae?,
recently made by Meesrs. 1J. Itogers nn'v
R. Bounds of Boise, Llahg, for the pur-;
pose of creating a storage reservoir lr)
obtain waters to irrigate tho Ijqrhsres
ern parljpn of Crook County, have beei
completed and placed on file with tho
Secretary of the Jnterior, frorp whom it
is expected to gain the permission to ueq
the waters for the purpose named above..
This mke being in the Katiqnal forcer,
reserve, it was necessary that numerous
petitione be circulated arnopg the resi
dents qf the eectiop to be benefitted,
directly and inrjjreefJFj for tfip purposo
of showing to the Department Ibftt thitj
section greatly desires irrigation and
that it also desires these parties to bo,
srranted tho privilege of using Crescent
Lake as a reservoir in which to conservo
the waters of that section during tho
Winter periods of the year, when it wil
hot be needed for irrigation, so that tliu
drain made upon the stream for irrigate
ing this country will not materially re
duce the flow of the Deschutes River
or interfere with the present or fntprff
power developments that way he estab
lished alopg fhp rjver
These petitions have been cent to tho
Department, along with the inapt?, anl
carry the earnest request that the Con
uressmen from this state lend their in
fluence and do such work asiffuithiii
their power tavvard securing (he consent, ,
of the Interior Department that thepo
lakes shall pass to private control fo(
the purpose of using their " ters for ir
rigation under the Cary Act.
IS BUILDING RAPIDLY
t A. E. PETERSON
J. C. & M. A. ROBINSON
t Watchmaker :
Jewelry of all kinds made to or
der and repaired. Setting for
Preciout Stone, made.
FIRST-CLASS WORK' GUARANTEED
Tho piogress of construction of tlf
Deschutes Railroad up the Deschutes
Canyon is being carried on very rapidly.
as stated in a report of the State Rail-
read Commission to the Governor.
The report says that the Dewhutei
Railroad In- jt the present time 3T
miles ojf grade completed and has full
laid 11 vo miloi of track, and it is hopeu
to have tho line in operation by July,
1010, to a point 00 miles Eouth of tin
junction with the 0. R. & N. oh the Co
The severe Winter weather which hat
pievailed during the past few weeks hat
not hindered tho construction work, and
Twohy Bros., the contractors, are of tlx
opinion that they will be able to work
their crews all Winter, which will allow
them to coirtplcte their contract at n
much earlier date than was at first nn-
tiripated. Additional men are bein
added to the construction crews all
along the line, and tho report ta current
that the one grent object in rushing
tho construction of the Harriman Ifm
to Madras is for the purpose of getting
the material on the ground as soon m
possible for the larco bridge which will
span Willow Creek canyon just West ot
Una city, which will be thS hiuhest ii.
the Btate at this time, and the longest in
N. C. 0. WILL EXTEND
TO LAKE GOUNTY
The contract has, been let for grading
the Nevada, California Railway to Lake
view, tho work to begin within a month.
This week witnesses the first definite
step toward placing Lakeview on the
railroad map of tho world, saya the
Tho contract for tho grading of the
Nevnda-Cnlifornia-Oregon, from Alturas
to Alturas, having been 6igned between
that company and tho Nugent-Richard-eon
Construction Company. Tho latter
is now engaged in finishing Work on
their sub-contract on tli t rrlffn Inn
litrlifn nf tlin (Srnnnn rni;, T n.i r
. . unci jjuuii vuiii- I ouiuiiicr uuku la Ham in pnnm n vnin.
pany. Hie completion of thot work able deposits of salt and recently nenrlv
will require about a month wlimi th nil of ti n i,l nf n. ii.ni.l "f lr..!.'-
railroad work will bo taken up nd ed b miner
GUILTY OF PILFERING HAIL '
William . Craig, who was driving tho
mail stage between Jfejsler and Madras,
November M, 1000, was brought up fop
trial Monday the JJQth, bofaro Judge 0;
E. Walerton of the United StateB Cotirt
nt Portland, to explain how two register-
fd letters got out nf a mail pouch ho'
was conveying to Jleisler.
One of the registered letters container!.
$116 and tho other $1, the former being
the remittance fioni tha Culver office to
the Department, and a -record of tho
money was kept, arid by this means was
caMly traced, and the postal anthoritieH
claim that tbey have positive proof that
he took the money, y having had :
friend t-hnnne one of thn bills, wbicli .
was recordetl tit tho ihilver office and ih
now iu MJaseseiou of the authorities.
Cruig stoutly maintained that he did
not take the mail nintter lrom the Sack
but thore were no witnesses in his be
half, other than himself
A sealed verdict was returntd by tho
jury, and thedeiendt'ut was found guiitv
as charged. The court announced that,
entence would be passed today. Thv
penalty, being from I to 5 years, bht it
is thought tlnit, owing to the youth tho
dentenue will not be over two years.
FLOW OF OIL STRUCK AT VALE
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 17.Tho great oil
inks ol Eastern Oregon has been tapped,
w the announcement of D. M. Hunt.
I'ontructor iu charge of the well Bunk by
the Eastern Oregon Oil AflaaCoinpai y,
who declares he struck a 150 barrel lb W
of oil yesterday at u depth of 00 feet. "
The well is sunk iu Cow Hollow, eight
miles southwest of Vale, on Willow
Creek. Several oil outfits are working
in tins vicinity, which is believed to ba
the center of the oil field.
News of the btrike has created excite
ment here. C. O. Thomas, of Vale, itr- '
rived in Boise today with Ihd news. Ho
saya the word of Hunt is reliable. Par- '
ties will leave here tomorrow to look
over the field.
Re'ying on the belief that the oil lako
has been tapped, auents of the companv
ro;aUempiing to buy back all the stock",
offering a premium. The strike proba
bly will result in n stampede to the field.
STATE CLAIMS SALT DEPOSITS
Salem, Or., Dee. 17. That the title to
the bed of Summer Lake, in Lake Coun
ty, Is in the 8tate of O-iegon, and that
the State should assert ita authority tn
control the bed of this lake, is thb view
of Attorney-General Crawford Ih n let
ter addressed to the State Land Board
bummer Lake la said tq contain vnh
completion with all possible
nawav of the N. C. 0. Inland lakes belong to thestato by vln
to his Intcntlrm tn nf liir unvprotirnlv T s
. - - I - ww , , n II llillll. flfklll.I
o that road and at onco one of tha mn.t vnii.i.i. i
moat valuable, asset the etato lias left.'
U,X.LC" , ... . ThoAttorhey-Generallsof
,i.. . f " 11 L 1 i-..nDWB; nu veritiea on "that the beds of ail non-naviuabl
lias promtsed as
tend It to Lakeview.