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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (March 16, 1911)
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ANn
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WKESS OF OUR HOME STATE
SETTLING NEW COUNTRY.
Loon Lako District Offers Flno
portunltlos to Dairymen.
OLOSED SEASON NOT MADE.
Op-1 Master Fish Warden R
. , '-r-1 wuiuiii
win i noutaries Overlooked.
twcenCflnaRnvn n.t. . ng receipts of ?112.50 and dis-
tween Coos Bav and TVnJn i v. . .
a sawmill In lMM' Z' rursement3 or accounta presented for
provements wh." Jfl amounting to ?1,353.62. Ho
mU ,. . . L 7 B uuu ca,ia attention to tho fact that tho
The district was for years isolated, legislature failed to enact a Closed
without any ouUet but a trail. Re- season for Columbia rive triLarief
cently a wagon road was built from nnrt tw .... . .
t t i. x ,t . uiuauu season on tno (Jo-
xxjon .aKe to Alleghany, and the re- lumbia
1, noon, while on the
W!llnnn ... ....
mnmhor nf , i ' " "ver ana its tributaries.
aid AytiMt rth of the falls at Oregon City, the
a mill at Loon Lake. It will cut season does not close until noon March
about 12,000 feet a day, and will 15 and opens again at noon April 15
tures in the district now are bufitS x,,3tauon .th other tributaries of the
shakes. There is about 4,000 acres of 0,umb,a river in this state, west of
fine bottom land, which is attracting 5ta confluence with the Deschutes
the-attention of the dairymen, now river.
U4. 1.1- 1 ' . ... . . -
niuu uiu uistricc nas an nutinf. Ho. tt
suit is that a number of farmers are noon, to May
going tnere to settle. J. McDonald, a Willamette riv,
sides, nn .,fn na Jo v, " , " ?no. iact tnat the
Drain to kB v tt . damaed by
Lake country, this summe?, and there d tion for 2,5 closed season'onX
In the locality there is someoO.OOO,- Shlnd wufbe" uSSthe
000 feet of myrtle, maple and other vision of Deoutv Warden Pnthhn
5LMrL M,Do"ald " h.,s miU 1 e ?OT . has also been overhauled and
f r '!!mDer P,aced in working order for the closed
w j, w Utlu, ouu season. This w he mnnni k
r . w .........V. VI u ir
water uauiit uor ana Engineer F.
N. Sweet, both of Astoria.
ENGINE TO CLEAR LAND.
Rich Coquille River Bottom to Be FORESTRY BOARD FORMING.
Used for Dairying.
Coquille S. H. McAdams
structing a machine which
used in the, clearing of the
land on the Coquille river.
hardly be called a stump puller, al
though it has many points of a ma
chine of that nature.
will be I
Governor West Asks Five Bodies to
Salem Governor West has written
to the Oregon State Grange, Oregon
Forest Fire association, Orepron Wool-
growers' association, Oregon & Wash
ington Lumbermen's association and
It consists of a the United States Forest service, call-
boiler and engine mounted on skids, ,inS attention to the law passed at the
the engine being equipped with a TO.nt.nt of . ,ft - - .
drum and cable similar to logging en- which will have charge of the expend
gines. The engine is a double cylin- iture and of an appropriation of $60,-
der of great power, and the sled or 000 to be used in fighting fires.
skids are of massive construction. "You will note that the law pro-
Mr. McAdams says the machine is an vides that the governor shall appoint
experiment, but that he has made a as a member of the board someone
close study of the matter of clearing recommended by you, " he says. "In
the bottom land of the Coquille val- order that the board may be chosen
ley, and believes he has the proper and organization perfected at an early
kind of a machine for the work. date I would ask that you kindly take
As yet he has no contracts for clear- the steps necessary to obtain from
ing, but when the plan is tried out if
it proves successful he will have but
little trouble in securing plenty of
work. The machine will be ready for
operation early this month. Consider
able interest is being shown in the
plan by those who have willow bottom
land in this neighborhood.
For an Instant They Were Swaying Bach and Forth.
your body a full and free expi-ession
as to its choice.
GRANTS PASS CROP GREAT.
COPYRIOKT lOT TMt tOBBS-lRILL. CO.
UMATILLA TO BE OPENED.
Secretary of Interior WillSPIace Tracts
for Homestead Entry.
Washington The secretary of the
interior has issued notice to the effect
that lands in the fourth unit of the
Umatilla irrigation project in Oregon,
will be open to homestead entry on
and after March 22, 1911, and that
water will be furnished to these lands
during the coming season. Water
Inspector Says Yield Will Be
Big This Year.
Grants Pass The fruit crop of this
section of Rogue River valley will be
among the big yields, according to J.
F. Burke, county fruit inspector who
has finished inspecting the valley.
Last season he examined 150,000
fruit trees in this county. These fig
ures do not cover the entire field, and
a conservative estimate places the
number of acres at 3,000.
Commercial pears took the lead in
the variety of fruit set out in 1910.
Mr. Burke says the greatest danger to
commercial orchards is found in the
backyard fruit trees in towns. They
are hard to spray, owing -to the nooks
and corners of the premises, and are
"Mad" Dan Maltland, on reaching his
new rorK uacneior ciud, met an attrac
tlve younn woman at tho door Janitor
u Hagan assured him no one had been
witnin that day. Dan discovered a wom
an's linger prints In dust on his desk
along with a letter fror his attorney,
Maltland dined with Bunnorman. his at
torney. Dan set out for Greenfields, to
got his family Jewels. During his walk
to tne country seat, he met the young
woman in gray, wnom no nad seen leuv-
ltfg his bachelors club. Her auto had
broken down. He fixed It. By a ruse she
"lost" him. Maltland, on reaching home,
surprised lady In gray, cracking tho safo
containing nis gems, ane, apparently,
took him for a well-known crook. Daniel
Anlsty. Half-hynnotlzed, Maltland opened
nis sare, tooit tnererrom tno jewels, ana
ravo them to her, first forming a part-
ersnip in crime.
right applications may also be made
for lands within this unit heretofore often neglected for that reason
entered and for lands in private ownership.
The fourth unit contains 6,053 acres cool weather.
of irrigable land, of which 2,763
acres are public. Building charge SI 04,000 Taxes for Malheur,
of $60 per acre is payable in not more Vale The assessment roll of Mal-
than ten annual installments, each heur county was turned over to Sheriff
payment not less than $6 per acre ex- Kerfoot the first of the month and
cept in case of lands hereatter enterea shows that $194,000 is to be collected
CHAPTER IV. Continued.
The Interior of the safe was re
vealed in a shape little different from
The present stage of all the orchards at of tho ordinary household strong-
is somewhat backward, owing to the
when first installment shall be $12 per
acre and subsequent installments $6
in taxes in this county this year. Of
that amount- $35,000 is for the road
fund, $92,210 for the state, county and
school tax, and $23,200 for special
city taxes. Of the special city taxes,
the city of Vale with its levy of 20
mills, will secure $9,200: Ontario
New Telephone Line,
Vale Through the granting of a
franchise bv the city council last even
ing Vale is to have a second -telephone with its tax levy of 12 mills will se
system within 60 days. The franchise cure $9,120; and Nyssa, with a levy
was grantd to H. S. Jackson, a new of 14 mills, $4,800.
arrival in the city, whose petition was
signed by 118 of the business men and Engineer Moves to Asylum Site,
box. There were several account
books, ledgers and the like, together
with some packages of docketed bills,
In the pigeon holes. The cash box,
Itself a safo within a safe, showed a
blank face broken by a small combi
nation dial. Behind this, In a so
creted compartment, the Maltland heir
looms languished, half forgotten of
their heedless owner.
The cash box combination offered
less difficulty than had the outer dial.
Maltland had It open in a twinkling.
Then, brazenly lifting out the inner
framework bodily, he thrust a fum
bling hand Into the aperture thus dis
closed and prossed tho spring, re
leasing the panel at the back. It dis
appeared as though by witchcraft,
and the splash of light from the bull's
eye discovered a canvas bag squatting
residents of the city. The Pendleton-Captain Charles A. Mur- humbJy In the 8ecrot compartment; a
jihv w j . ,H"'"7". '"-M"t,:" phy, engineer for the orancn asyium, fat little canvas bag, considerably soiled
next few -daya j and Mr Johnson states has mQVed fnto a reaidence otl the frora much handHng( Buch as is used
that work will begin at once m Hi ,um site Wjth his home cq gt mattor.of.
city. cXottV7nUn on the round8 Captain Murphy wil fctf overy.day Bort of canvas bag,
to bring all of the independent lines supervise work on the lands purchased with notnlng about ,t of hauteur, no
w ram C wuul''7 Tj; "7 by the state and perform otner auties nlr of BeiMmportanco or ostentation,
wnne w v.. under the instructions or tne staie to betray the fact that It was tho re
central leiepuuuu board. He will have cliarge o: tne
The Malheur Home Telephone com- wQrk q laying the wat0r main from
pany, which has been operating lines . limits to the branch asylum
in Vale and vicinity for the past sev- rolind
eral years, is connected with the Bell
long distance telephone lines, but does
not connect with the independent lines
of the county, and it is generally be
lieved that independent telephone con
nections with every part of the county
will benefit Vale to a greater extent
on account of the help in securing
much of the trade that is now going to
Farm Brings S90.000.
Pendleton John Bahr, a wealthy
Umatilla county farmer, has disposed
of his 920-acre wheat ranch near this
ity for $90,000, making one of the
most important real estate deals ever
consummated in this county. Barney
Anderson, a local farmer, is the pur
chaser. The land is used exclusively
for growing wheat, and for this pur
pose is regarded as one of the beet
farms in tho country. Bahr recently
purchased a fine homo near Lents.
Rural Delivery from Athena,
Athena Postmaster H. O. Worth
inirton has iust informed the patrons
of hiB office that he has taken up the table, the Rlrl following,
matter of rural free delivery with tho light," he whispered; and loosed
the department at Washington and tno string around the mouth of the
that they have granted the rural serv- bag, pouring Its contents, a glistening,
ice, which will begin July 1, 1911. priceless, flaming, lrldlscent treasuro
ceptacle of a small fortune.
At Mnltland's ear, Incredulous;
"flovr did you guess?" she breathed.
He took thought and breath, both
briefly, and prevaricated shamelessly:
"Bribed the head clerk of tho, safo
manufacturer who built this.'
Rising, he passed over to the center
The district that will be taken in by
this route will extend north of town to
the Link Swaggart farm and on the
Mnrftiwont it will include the homes
along Alkali flat and Gerking flat.
horde, upon tho table.
"Oh!" said a small voice at his side.
And again and again: "Oh, Oh! Oh!"
Maltland himself was moved by tho
wonder of It. The Jewels seemed to
till tho room with a flashing,, amazing,
coruscant glamour, ralnbow-llko. His
breath canio hot and fast as ho gazed
upon tho trove; a queen's ramsom, a
fortune Incalculable even to its owner.
Contract Let for Ashland School.
Ashland The Ashland school board
awarded the contract for the building
1 I ..l, n.l,nnl n Snnnlf TtSI-
01 BTQZn .that firm beinir the Ab for tho girl, ho thought that the
lVmAw of it must have struck her
CLSl tk fhfe -mo from the
no Ann f 7K nnn D
Then, abruptly, the sun went out;
at least, such was tho ofTect; the light
of the hand lamp vanished utterly,
leaving a partly-colored blur swim
ming against the Impenetrable black
ness, before his eyes.
His lips opened; but a small hand
fell firmly upon his own, and a tiny,
tremulous whisper shrilled In his ear.
"Hush ah, hush!"
"Steady . . . some one coming.
. . . the jewels."
He heard the dull musical clash of
them as her hands swept them back
Into the bag, and a cold, sickening fear
rendered him almost faint with the
sense of trust misplaced, Illusion re
solved into brutal realities. His fingers
closed convulsively about her wrists;
but she held passive.
"Ah, but I might have expected
that!" came her reproachful whisper.
"Take them, then, my my partner
that was." Her tone cut llko a knlfo.
and the touch of tho canvas bag, as
she forced It Into his hands, was hate
ful to him.
"Forglvo me" ho began.
For a space ho obeyed, tho sllonce
at first seeming tremendous; then,
faint but distinct, ho heard the tinkle
and slide of tho brazen rings support
ing tho smoking room portloro.
His hand sought tho girl's; she had
not moved, and tho cool, firm pressure
of her fingers steadied him. Ho
"Quick!" ho told her In tho least of
whispers. "Leave by tho window you
opened and wait for mo by the motor
There was no time to remonstrate
with her. Already he had slipped awav.
shaping a course for tho entrance to
the passage. Hut tho dominant thought
in nis minu was that at all coats the
girl must bo spared tho exposure. She
was to be saved, whatever tho hazard.
Tho tapestry rustled, but he was
yet too far distant to spring. Ho
crept on with tho crouching, vicious
attitude, mental and physical, of a
panther stalking Its prey.
Like a thunderclap from a clear sky
tho glare of tho light broko out from
the coiling. Maltland paused, trans
fixed, on tiptoe, eyes incredulous,' brain
striving to grapple with tho astounding
discovery that had como to him.
Tho third factor stood in tho door
way, Blender and tall, In evening dress
as was Maltland a light, full ovor
coat hanging open from his shoulders;
ono hand holding back tho curtain, tho
other arrested on tho light switch. His
lips dropped open and his eyes. too.
wero protruding with amuzoment. Fea
ture for feature he was tho counter.
part of the man before him: in a word.
hero was tho real Anlsty,
Tho wondor of It all saved tri dnv
for Maltland,' Anlsty's astonishment
was sincere and tho morn cnmntnin
steal up to thVS a,ok tkS
unprepared to find any ono la tho
T. n mnrn onnnnil Vila trmn lnf
. "' ::::"r -m7c r. luu' up to th ..:
Maitianu nnu iravoiuu on io uio gin, woro bohavin uee and 1.73;
then to tho rifled, aafo-tnkihg In tho ngalni L yourselvei IS
wholo significance of tho scono. YVhon thronh aP.?e"Jed to L
ho spoke, it was as if dazed. Malllnn "... orfti7
"Uy God!" ho cried or, rathor, tho
syllnblos seoinod to jump from his
Hps llko bullots from a gun.
Tho words shattered tho tnbleart. On
their echo Maltland Bprang and fas
tened his fingers around Hio othor's
throat. Cnrrled off Via foot by tho
shoor foroclty of tho assault, Anlsty
gnvo ground a llttlo. For an Instant
thoy woro swaying back and forth,
with ndvantngo to noithur. Then the
Imnrliir'H I'lillllr n!lt)!)(l 1111(1 Hntnnlinw
tore from Its stud, giving Maltland's rapidly nZ?,!"
hands freer play. His grasp tlghtonod ants in t lo S?S COncoTae f
" .. hiuhib, C00l8. Ilml .i c''-fellr,
inorciiOHSiy. Aiusiy Biaggorou, gasped, ground of i,i uat, ivl
upon tho chost-feoblo, weightless el- d0," consldowS &.V "Tt" !
bow Jnbs thnt wont for nothing, than all of you"' a , Iaild' TfctS
concentrated his energies in a vain cntlne (lm'f,..? 0Irred. terai.v
attempt to wrench tho hands from his Inlloxlblo foreflnV.. .?Joa!h
throat. Hoollng, tearing at Maltland's wanted w 1 1 i S r miL
Hlgglns, you may B,ay7' K
Pon the bullCL ,ncaoUoB. i
"He's bon Ni
H'lekly, divert In
!'. "I was toiil
"Mr wor-r- S' j'
emotion. Then qUfcM..l'M
wuiuann shook his 1,7
over tho butlor'aLS ,.
'Yus. sir. Yes,
'orrld -apnonln'. V' i
me" ' " 'Uiu ctisi
"I won't, no miM ... ....
nn Is Anlsty-iinn, r" ",Ifl HI
wrists, I'aco empurpling, oyos staring
In agony, ho stuntblod, Morcllossly
Mnltlnud forced him to his knees and
bullied him across tho floor toward tho
nearest lounge with promodltnted de.
sign; finally succeeding In throwing
him flat; and knolt upon his chost, re- tho notorious iJZuT h
tnlnliiK his grin but rofralnliiK from i.v .., J0. 01 tlllef.nteiih.i
As It wns
of roslstauco had been choked out of
Anlsty. Ho lny at length, gasping
Maltland glanced ovor his shouldors
and saw tho girl moving forward, ap
parently making for tho switch.
"Nol" ho orlod, poromptorily. "Don't
turn off tho light pIoiibo!"
"Hut " sho doubted.
"Lot mo havo thoso cttrtnln cords, If
you please," ho requested, shortly.
Sho followed his gazo to tho win
dows, Interpreted his wishes, and was
very quick to carry them out. : In a
trlco she was offorlng him half a
that had been used to loop back the pIantc,od w,thln, cursorily, replay
curtains. T I . 1 l 7K wnich he
Soft yet strong, thoy woro excellent- J H !"rblnB', Plos?d th itu
ly well adapted to Maltland's needs. "J, ho comb """on.
UnCeromonlouBly ho swung his captlvo Nothing gono," he announced k
ovor on his side, bringing his neck nnd lnart,cuIato gurgle from the prat
ankles In Juxtaposition to tho legs of fna" drow a bInck owl from lb.1
grip but refraining from by th 7 IZTS1
, understand? . ,'m !'k
, all strength nnd thought to motor to tho' viii.V? gobj w
constables; I mav" U . m
a detectivo from n.i L. ?.H
Bcoundrel stirs, don' i ZCf
hltri nlono-ho can't o ca ! ,7 54
Above all thlnBMon:!
movo that trnaV ,uaaetjr,
"Most corflnly, air. i,hllll .
mind wot you says-." m
, ! uon i wont any attend
lui.ii tin j rciurn.
"Very good, sir."
Maltland stopped over to tie J
land. Uccovorlnpr. "Good bmtI.,'
said politely to tho butler, and itridbj
out of tho Iioubo by tho frost dm
was careful to slam that behind h
ore darting Into the shadowi.
The moon was down, the sky a col
opnque gray, overcast with a
drift of cloud. The park seemed
dark, vory dreary; a searching im
wns sweeping Inland from the kiU
soughing sadly In tho tree ton; i
chill humidity permeated the i!r,p
cursor of rain. The young mis tfili
ered, both with chill and reaction da
the tension of the emergency Jostps
Ho was aware of an InstantiiK
loss of heart, a subsidence c! i
elation which had upheld him ttrct
out tho ndvonture; and to escape tUi
to forget or overcomo It, took Inn
dlately to his heels, scampering m
for tho road, oppressed with few
ho should find tho girl gone-wlftft
Thnt she Bhould prove untrue, fiffl
less, lacking oven that honor ikl
proverbially obtains In the eoclety d
criminals a consideration of soci i
possibility wns Intolerable, si nffli
bo as the suspense of Ignorance, ft
could not, would not, believe m
capablo of Ingratitude so rani, a
fought florcoly, unreasonlngly, ifiM
the conviction that she would harefcl
lowed hor thlovlsh Instinct :
made off with tho booty. . . J
Judgmont meet and right opoa W
for his madness! j
Heart In mouth, ho reached to,
gates, passing through without
covering her, and was struck 4a
and witless with relief when
stopped quietly from the shadow
a low branching tree, offering in l
f.iifflt.tff lianil. !
tju.u.i.n ........ ...
n ii ..t.n antA nu Ct f. 'I
UU1I1U, OI1W o"
Without being exactly conscW j
what ho was about he caught ui
i.n.i i hnii, i.ln own. "Then, !
ultod almost passionately- then j
didn't" ifc . J
His voice choked In "5
. ,i,irnif unturned .
didn't you ?ui m the dreWl
wo? He must bo Maltland ami ). Gleamed paio anu vvsm,
that substantial plepe of furniture, tho
His hands, tho first to bo secured, and
tightly, behind his back, Atilaty lay
helpless, glaring vindictively tho while
gradually ho recovored consciousness
and strength. Maltland cared llttlo
for his ovll glances; he wns busy. Tho
burglar's ankles woro next bound to
gether nnd to tho lounge leg; and, an
Instant later, a braco of half-hitches
about tho man's neck and tho noarest
support entirely eliminated him as a
possible factor In subsequent ovonts.
"Thoso loops around your throat,"
Maltland warned him curtly, "nro
looso enough now, but If you struggle
they II tighten nud stranglo you. Un
Anlsty nodded, making an Inco
herent sound with his swollen tongue.
At which Maltland frowned, smitten
thoughtful with a now consideration.
"You mustn't talk, you know," ho
mused half aloud; and, whipping forth
a handkerchief, gagged Mr. Anlsty.
After which, breathing hard and In a
maze of perplexity, ho got to his root.
Already his hearing, quickened by tho
emergency, had uppiised him of tho
situation's Imminent hazards. It
needed not the girl'B hurried whisper,
"Tho sorvants!" to warn him of their
danger. From tho roar wing of tho
mansion tho sounds of hurrying feet
were distinctly audible, as, presently,
woro the heavy, oxclted voices of mon
and tho moro shrill and frlghtonod
cries or women.
HeedlesB of hor displeasure, Klalt
land seized tho girl by tho arm and
urged hor ovor to tho open window.
"Don't hang back!" ho told hor nor
vously. "You must get out of this bo
fore thoy seo you. Do as I tell you,
please, and wo'll savo ourselves yet!
If wo both mako a run for It, wo'ro
lost. Don't you understand?"
"No. Why?" sho demanded, reluc
tant, spirited, obstlnnto and lovely In
"If ho woro anybody olso," Maltland
Indicated, with a Jork of his head to
ward the burglar. "Hut
my doublo. I'll stay, brazon it out,
thon, as soon as possible, make my es
cape and Join you by tho gato. Your
motor's there wait! Do ready for
nut sho had grasped his Intention
and was suddonly bocomo pliant to hiB
will. "You're wonderful I" sho told
him with a llttlo low laugh; and was
gono, sllontly as a spirit.
Tho curtains fell bohlnd hor In long,
straight folds; Maltland stilled their
swaying with a touch, and stopped
back Into tho room. For a moment ho
caught the eye of tho fellow on tho
floor; It was upturned to his, sardonic,
ally Intelligent. Hut tho lord pf the
manor had llttlo tlmo to dobata con
light; tlio ifco ui - jj
troubled, saddened; yet wlth M
vw,,Hi .lv sweet. She. turned iM
tugging at hor hand.
(TO HB CONTIMUEIU
PROOF OF SIGHT IN Pl
. eii,j.iii Comes
' "Darwin believed that plajj jJJ
seo, and I bollevo so, w,
turo student. mV verand th
"I was reading on r..4
other day; ono fooi
convolvulus. The ondriU JJ,
. i in n ion -iM
ing outwaros, urn. - - .r sm
i . Wn mil V"-ll
in mat, unlliro Maltland, b had ha0n
hnnnl thoni rUBtIO kM
Alirimllv thn u. turntnt? towards
.; : 'l'." "r wwo w,uu ;: awards it, ok",u,,4,
.u u miun sioui man, clutching up lu ":,,"" might W"TJ
his trousers with a frantic hand, burst vory sluggish serpent dlbeM
Into tho library. brandlRhl nir nvnr. and by tho tlmo i " ffl c
head a rampant revolver. column thoy wore fordti
"'Ands hup!" ho cried, leveling at mo. J went "u"'nV-olTulusteH
Maltland. And then, with a fallen O" my rT V ianmed tbek
UUUULI nunPH1 "fl.n.rnni f..lM I I niRt?lIHLOIl. I1UU v-
You, Mister Maltland, sir!"
"Ah, Hlgglns," his employer greeted
tho butlor blandly.
Hlgglns pullod up, thundorstruck,
litlng and porsplrlng with agitation.
His fat cheokB quivered llko tho wat
tles of a gobbler, and his oyes bulged
an, by dogrees, ho bocamo allvo to tho
"By the merest accident. HJjudna, 1 1 way thoy do,'
march towaras op
"I got a poie In tea'
from tho nearest tendrils
thnv wore creeping
utoH thoy wore
tpwards tho polo.
twlnod anout iu
. . .. . ..nvn iui.p
if nnniri inn tun'-" I.
ttpproach my foot and mj m y
placed In tho oppoW
tlnnd began to explain, forestall- tho light, unless thoy ' ef tW
b ombarrassmonts of croBa-oxam. must hayo Bight, tnfBB,. .tieaV
i, couldn't trot about in tno