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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (June 16, 1910)
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. JUNE
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ANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Money transmitted to all parts of United States and Canada
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SlH'trj Wine, SI. CO a gallon,
.Vinentm Wliii-, $2 it gallon,
A G-ye.ni-oliI Bourbon Whis
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All Fop $6.00
FINE OLD PORT WINE, $1.50 A GAL.
orders given prompt and close attention.
ssea ed ana oacKed in erood condition.
n you are in Shaniko,
look for the barrel in front.
Lxpert Experienced Registered
Pliarmaci3t8 to fill your Prescriptions.
The soap with a sentiment
Violet, Carnation, Heliotrope,
Rose, Clematis, Lilac
10c per Cake
25c per Box
Watch our specials. Tuny
will save you money.
STATE ORGANIZER SIKES
MAKES INTERESTING TALK-
Farmers Will Make Warfare Upon Nox
ious Woods Desire State Weed
mtral Oregon Mercantile Company
SUCCESSOR TO J. C. & M. A. ROBINSON
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CUP GREASE, GAS ENGINE
Lsn a nnnip i tf i inf of paints and oils
FOR THE FOURTH
iuesuay was m aimers Union uay in
Madras. This organization made the
occasion of the visit of F. A. Sikes state
organizer of Milton, a grand rally and
the members with their families were
in attendance to the number of about 200.
The forenoon session was a closed
business meeting, at which matters of
importance to the organization were
Among other things the Union pass
ed a resolution pledging itself to take
up systametic warfare on the noxious
weeds upon their own lands, and do all
in their power to obtain a rigid enforce-
meet of the state weed law.
At the noon hour a big basket dinner
was served in Sanford's Hall, and the
ladies of the Farmers Union did them
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selves proud in the feast that was
After the dinner had been cleared
away Mr. Sikes made an address, cov
ering the main points that have been
accomplished by the organization and
urging the members to continue to
He emphasized the fact that the
Farmers Educational and Co-operative
Union .is not endeavoring to eliminate
the retailer, but the middle man be
twecnthe producer and the retailer
who takes the lion's share of the profits
simply by manipulations, producing
nothing in the way of value nor giving
anything in the way of convenience or
service for the heavy toll he takes.
The rally was full of encouragement
for the Union, which, although having
hardly as yet tested the strength of
co-operative action, has already derived
great benefit in bcth financial andsocial
irenchmcnt of construction plans for
tho year on account of n heavy slump
in the money markets and especially in
rrt. ;.. i j. t .. '
hub cnange oi pian win niicct many
private parties who have already gone
into the country south of Bend, bought
property and built buildings with a
view to going into business at conven
ient points to draw the trade from the
The suggestion is made that the con
tracts nave been postponed on account
of the fear of diverting labor from the
work now under way in Deschutes can
yon, but men in position to know sav
they do not believe this argument has
any weight at all.
Whatever the cause may be, the
action, on the face of it is to be regret
ted, as it will undoubtedly have a de
terrent effect on immigration to the
southern part of the county and conse
quently retard its developments.
NOXIOUS WEEDS BECOM
ING SERIOUS MENACE
SCOPE OF RAILROAD
WORK IS REDUCED
A COMPLETE LINE
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Fire Crackers Are
Prices $8 to $40
Energy Of Contractor Will Be Concen
trated To Line Between Mad
ras And Bend
All of the grading contracts on the
Oregon Trunk Line south of Bend have
been "laid up," but the work south
from Madras to Bend under the Henry
contract is to bo completed. The an
nouncement has given rise to considea
ble speculation as to what may be ex
pected concerning the ultimate construc
tion of the road, whether it indicates a
change of the route from Bend eastward
into Harney county or is merely a re-
Mr. Farmer, you'd better pull all
that yellow mustard in yout own fields
and then get busy and see that your
neighbor does likewise, and that the
road supervisors destroy it along the
If this damaging plant once gets a
good grip on your fields your lands will
be practically worthless for farming
and the cost of eradicating this pest
will be more than the price of good
Knowing from experience and un
doubtable testimony that this is a fact,
n seems remaricaDie mat many
ranchers will unconcernedly allow this
enemy to flourish among their crops
and along the county highways without
making any protest or effort to put
out of existence.
That it can be kept out is being dem
onstrateu oy progressive ranchers m
every neighborhood. On dozens of the
ranches of the German homesteaders
out southwest of town, their fields
wave green and free from even a single
spray of the yellow bloom of the
destructive mustard weed, Right
across the road perhaps a neighbor's
field looks like a flower garden. If
these plants are allowed to go to seed,
there's sure to be a woeful day of
reckoning for the owner of that land. "
At the meeting of the Farmers' Un
ion Tuesday a resolution was passed
pledging that organization to co-opera'
tive action toward subduing the weed
menace, i. l. f axton wno lives near
Fishervtlle, is another farmer who
earnestly wants the weeds destroyed.
But it is unfair for one man, or sev
eral, to destroy the mustard and other
weeds on their ranches, while their
neighbor's fields and the county roads
are full of them which are allowed to
go to seen. tJirds, winds, livestock
and wagon wheels scatter the seed
again and next year the labor on the
clean lands has to be done over.
There's where the state weed law
comes in, and if the members of the
Farmers' Union, together with such
other farmers as want to put an end
to the weed pest will combine and de
mand the enforcement of the law, they
can undoubtedly get tho desired relief.
There are always those, who. unless
they are compelled to destroy the npx
ious weeds, won't do it. The proper
remedy is the enforcement of the law.
Those who "haven't time" to get rid
ot the weeds ought to follow the ex
ample of Bert Dumbrowe, while he
lived on his homestead. He went out
into his fields in the night with a lan
tern and pulled the mustard plants
from among his wheat.
WILL BE BIG
Sport Will Be Big
COMMITTEES ARE BUSY
Preparations Being Made For Grand
Parade Patriotic Spoaklng
OUT FOR GODDESS
I have a new and com
plete stock of latest milli
nery and ladies' furnishings
PARLOR LOCATED AT CLARK
Mrs. L. E. Akeyson
The parade committee of the Madras
Fourth of July delebration in order to
assist in raising funds for decorations
to be used in the parade and to give
the people the apportunity of selecting
their choice for Goddess of Liberty,
have opened a voting contest for the
honor. The contest is open to all, with
the reservation that the name of any
candidate entered must first be submit
ted to tho committee on parade for ap
proval. This committee is composed of
G. V. Stanton, Louis Falkenhagen and
W. O. Rust.
Votes will cost 10c each and will be
received by D. W. Barnett, treasurer
of the celebration funds, who will post
the votes on n bulletin board at his real
Three nominations have already been
accented for Goddess and they are Miss
iBtella Baker, Miss Ulla Sanford and
Miss Ailene Sanford.
The voting contest will close at G p.
Preparations for the Fourth of Julv
celebration at Madras are going for
ward and the committees are all zeal
ously at work with the determination
that visitors shall see a real patriotic
celebaation with plenty of entertain-
ment. Indications are that a beautiful
parade will be seen with the liberty
car. goddess and other characteristic
The fireworks disnlay for the Madras
Fourth of July celebration will be the
best ever attempted in the county. At
then metine held Monday nightit was
decided to devote a large amount to
that bumoie inasmuch as it haa been
impossible to secure a band for the day.
Near a thousand dollar display of pyro
technics will be exhibited in the
evening and those who come to Mad
ras for the celebration will have
the opportunity of seeing something
worth while. The excellent collection
ordered includes upwards of 200 large
pieces. The following is an outline of
the more important ones:
Giant cannon salute
Bags of narade red fire
Bags of Parade Green Fire
Colored Star Rockets, 1 lb.
Set Aerial Boquet of 25 Rockets
Colored Special Rockets, 2 lbs
New Idea Exhibition Rockets, 2 lbs
New Idea Exhibition Rockets, 4 lbs
New Idea Exhibition Rockets, 6 lbs
Soecial Fancy Assorted Rockets, 2 lb
Sneeial Parachute Rockets, 2 lbs.
Exhibition Shoot'ng Star Rockets
Exhibition Jeweled Streamer Rock
ets, 6 lbs
Cannon Rockets, 3 lbs.
Peacock Plume Rockets, 8 lbs.
Prize Comet Rocket, 8 lbs.
Gold Cloud Rocket, 12 lbs.
Jacobs Ladder Rocket, 12 lbs.
Exhibition Star Mines. '
Exhibition Jap Colored Mines.
Exhibition 18 in. Vertical Wheels
Exhibition Double Wheels, Large
Exhibition Floral Wheels.
Display Batteries of Star, Extra
Exhibition Floral Fountain, Extra
Exhibition Prismatic Fountain,
Palmetto Tree Exhibition size
Devil among ihe Tailor, Large
Dragon Nests, large
Exhibition Silver Maple
Niagara Falls, 10 ft. long
Neopolitan Repeatidg Bombshells
Night Bombshells . "
Piece, July 4th. 12 in. letters, 12 in.
by 60 in.
Piece, Good Night, 12 in. letters,
1 ft. by 10 ft.
Extra Large punk for Lighting.
BOXERS HAVE A ROUND
Mud rap had a littlo boxing feat last
Saturday evening at Sanford's Hall.
The main event was scheduled as a
ten-round bout between Ed. Cuff of
Madras nnd Jimmy Thompson, former
ly of Baker City, but more recently of
Prineville. But it did not last ten
rounds. Preceedinx this two prelimin
aries entertained the crowd.
Cuff cuffed the stuffin' out of Thomp
son nnd in the third round the latler's
second threw up tho sponge. Tho kid
never had a look in. Cuff is an old vet
eran ot the rinu and so far outclassed
the youiiKHter that it wasn't any fun for
Tho second preliminary between 81
Spivina and Bill DeJarnelt was the best
entertainment of the evening. These
Indn went at it hammer mid tones all
the time anil were pretty evenly niu tidied.
Jack I lay den referee I the three con
tests, declarinu; the two preliminaries
iraws nml Ld Cuff tho winner ofCtha
m., TJiursuay, Juneau.