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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (April 20, 1911)
COUNGIL BACKS UP
ON SALOON LIMIT
Ordinance Passed Last
Week is Rescinded
FRANCHISE NOW READY
If Satisfactory to A. E. Hammond
Will Bo Passed Sinking Fund
for Water Bonds.
After passing an ordinance
limiting the number of saloons in
the city to six, at the regular
meeting of the council held Tues
day evening of last week, the
council backed up on the proposi
tion at a meeting held Thursday
night and repealed the ordinance.
It seems that there were some
aspects of the case that has not
been fully considered at the time
the limiting ordinance was pass
ed in the first place, at any rate
the number of licenses that can
period at any time than thirty dnya
Fourth. That said A. E. Hammond,
his successors or assigns shall furnish
its patrons electric lamp renewals
(broken lnmos excluded) free of
Fifth. That said A. E. Hammond,
his successors or asaicrns. shall erect
and install an efllcient electric light and
power plant of not les than 1000 lamps
of IG candle nower each, at not less
than 56 watts per lamp.
8ection G. The common council of
the city of Madras may, upon the fail
ure of the said A E. Hammond, his
successors or assigns, to comply with
all the terms and conditions of this
ordinance, cancel and revoke and annul
this ordinance and franchise
Section 7 A written acceptance of
the provisions of this ordi ance by Baid
A. E. Hammond, his successors or as
signs, shall be filed with the city re
corder within thirty days after the
paasnge of this ordinance otherwise to
be null and void.
An ordinance governing soli
citing upon the streets, side
walks and public places of the
city was passed. Section 1 of
this law provides that "it shall
be unlawful for any person, cor
poration or company conducting
any hotel, rooming house, res
taurant or tent house, or private
house, any stage coach or public
hack, automobile or conveyance
of any kind, to solicit patronage
for any such business or occupa
tion, upon any street, aljey, or
public piece of ground, or any
place other than from their own
Vehicle or place of business, ex
now be issued is unlimited.
Immediately after rescinding cept at the railroad depot) where
any person may solicit patronage
at any point except in the depot,
and on the depot platform."
Violation of the ordinance is
made punishable by a fine of
from $5 to $25.
the ordinance a license was order
ed, issued to J. F. Harris for a sa
loon, his application having been
received at the previous meet
ing. An ordinance creating a sinking
fund for the redemption of the
issue of $10,000 water bonds was
passed, which provides for the
taking up of the bonds at the
end of 10 years, by $500 sums
being tranferred from the gener
al fund to the sinking fund in
The ordinance granting an
electric light and power franchise
to A. E. Hammond was presented
by the committee of the council
that had been appointed to draw
up the same, and while the
measure is satisfactory to the j
council, -no action was taken
upon it until it could be learned
whether it was satisfactory to
Mr. Hammond. A copy has been
sent to him at Portland, and if it is
acceptable to him there seems to
be little question of its passage
by the city fathers. The essen
tial provisions contained in it are
Ordinance No. 27
An ordinnnce authorizing A. E.
Hammond, his successors or assigns, to
construct, maintain and operate an
electric light and power plant in the
city of Madras, Crook county Oregon :
Bo it ordained by the Common council
of the city of Madras as follows:
Section I. That A. E. Ham' ond,
his successors or assigns, be and they
are hereby granted the exclusive right
and privilege for 25 years, to erect,
construct, maintain and operate in,
upon or over any and all streets, alleys
and public grounds of the city of Mad
ras, electric light and power wires, and
their supports therefor, and a plant,
and all things neceessary for the
operation of an electric light and power
plant, for the purpose of generating,
furnishing and deposing of electric
light and power, and for general
flection 4. The said A. E. Hammond
his successors or assigns, shall pay to
the city of Madras for the rights,
privileges and franchise hereby granted,
and as compensation for the same,
a sum equal to one per centum per
annum of the gross receipts for the
light and power furnished by the sid
plant, payable on the first day of Jan
uary of each year.
Section 5. This ordinance is grant
ed on the following conditions: First.
That said A. E. Hammond, his succes
sors or assigns, shall within thirty days
after the passage and acceptance of
this ordinance, commence the construc
tion of the electric light and power
plant, as in this ordinance provided for;
and shall complete same and have it in
operation within ninety days after the
passage and acceptance of this ordin
ance. Second. This ordinance and franchise
iB granted subject to all the provisions
and restrictions of the charter of the
city of Madras relative to electric light
and power system, and the said A. E.
Hammond, his successors or assigns
snau render to me city or auras an
nually, such a statement or statements
provided for in the city charter
Third. That the said electric light
and power plant shall not be closed
down except for repairs, and shall at
Civic Centers Beautiful and
A Blackberry Craze
By M. QUAD
Copyright, 1910, by Assdetftted Lit
WOMAN'S ENERGY BIG HELP
Wayland, Mass., Will Have Parks and
Recreation Places Under Direction of
an Association Formed by Mother
Who Lives Two Miles Away.
Many splendid Improvements have
been made In New England towns and
cities this year, and one of these has
been the beautifying of the civic cen
ter of Belmont. Mass., where a flne
bridge bus been constructed to faclli
tate the handling of traffic.
Mainly through the energy of Mrs.
James Lowell Moore the people of the
town of Wayland. Mass., have secur
ed a charter for the Waylund Park
and Playground association. Although
plans have long been under way and
there was strong hope for a play
ground In Wayland Center this sum
mer. it has been found impossible to
do all the people desired, and the only
playground this year was allotted to
Cochltuate village. In the extreme
southern end of the town. Wayland
Center Is a comfortable village In the
center of a farming district, while
Cochltuate is a manufacturing village
where the conditions are not so favor
able for the children. This Is a most
progressive more for n town so thinly
settled as Wayland. Out Mrs, Moore
and her associates recognize that
Wayland must grow because of Its
proximity to Boston, and tbey propose
to make an early start In developing
the playground possibilities and to so
cure permanent areas for park and
playground ideas. The movement is
well received by the people, and there
are good prospects for a successful
In this connection Mrs. Moore's ex
ample ought to be pointed out to those
who hesitate. Her home is on a farm
two miles from Wayland Center. Qpr
boys are not particularly in need of
playgrounds, and yet. as has been said.
It Is through her leadership that the
progress to date has been made possi
ble, And the example of all in start
ing first Jn the extreme end of tho
town bemuse there the need Is great
est is much to be commended. Such
unselfishness, for It must be remem
bered the whole movement Is in the
main directed by Wayland Center peo
ple, must do a great deal among rea- j
sonable people to wpld the town to- I
gether and to dissipate those potty an
Hawklnsville Is a village in tho
shadow of a certalu New England
mountain. It Is called the laziest
place in its state, and rightly so. Ten
years ago a stranger came along and
gave it Its deathblow, and in n rather
There, was a tavern at HawkinsviUe.
There wob little need of one, as very
few strangers ever found the place,
but there was one, and it was kept
by a lazy man. There was a black
smith shop, and Its owner was lazy.
It was the same with the butcher, tho
cooper and others. Laziness and con
Just why this laziness should have
irritated a traveler who rested at the
tavern for a few days was a puzzle.
He was not in the best of health, and
he wanted peace and rest, but the lazl
Iness and serenity of others appeared
to gall him. The weather was hot,
and of an afternoon about 200 men
would occupy the long veranda of the
It was about time for the blackberry
season to open. The mountain sides
and the fringes of the highways were
thick with blackberry bushes, and the
crop of berries promised to be unusual
ly large that season. It was from see
ing a freckled faced boy with a basket
of berries on his arm that the stranger
must have got his idea. The landlord
was lazy. His son, who waited on the
table, was lazy. The stranger called
them into consultation. He first swore
them to secrecy. Then ho admitted to
being a resident of Philadelphia and a
wine dealer. He had invented a new
champagne, and the basis of it was
blackberry wine. He was up In that
blackberry country to secure it.
Tho lazy landlord lazily figured, but
his figures proved to him that he could
make more profit in one day picking
berries than running his tavern for
sixty. Four dollars per day were his
figures, and there wero four of them
to pick and press. The four started
out next morning. Yes, they let some
of their friends in on the ground ,
floor. That was the reason why Haw-1
kinsville got the blackberry craze. In
two days it had everybody wild.
There is no man so lazy that he
won't pick blackberries. The bushes
are high, and you don't have to bend
over. In some cases you can sit down
and pick. All you have to do is to '
reach out a hand. You can fall asleep,
take a refreshing nap and then wake
up and go to picking again. The cham-1
plon lazy men of Hawkinsvlllo got a
move on them. Four dollars a day ,
and they could keep together and talk
as they picked! The women went out
The children went out. Old grand-1
fathers and grandmothers went out. A
certain citizen who had been told that
he would die within three days braced
up and lived two weeks in order to
give his fanilly a chance to go berry
ing. When about forty people are engag
ed in hunting the blackberry there
must be results. They came in at
night with full baskets and pails, and
before they slept the berries were turn
ed Into wine and bottled and jugged
and kegged. The champagne man was
on hand to speak encouraging words.
He even went out and did a little pick
ing himself and turned over the ber
ries to the widows and the fatherless.
One day a lightning rod man drove
Into tho town. He had been there be
fore. He knew how lazy everybody
was, and he .longed to throw stren
uoslty aside for awhile and mingle
with them. No one on the tavern ve
randaonly a lame man in sight on
the streets. The town was dead.
"Yaller fever?" he asked of the lame
"Then what does this meim?'
"Blackberries and $4 a day."
When the lightning man had heard
the full particulars he shut one eye
and held It closed for a long minute be
"Jest so; Jest so. Blackberry boom.
Blackberry champagne. Blackberry
stranger. Well. It ain't any of my fu
neral. If a town is bound and deter
mined to kill herself it won't do no
good for one man to talk."
"What's the matter?" asked the lame
"Oh, I ain't wanting to Interrupt tho
fun, but lemmo ask you if you ever
heard that champagne was made of
"I never knowed how it was made."
"Well, mebbe you'll find out. When
the Inhabitants come back tonight lest
toll 'em I was hero and when I heard
about the champagne business I wink
ed my eye the left eye. Tell 'em I
never wink that eye unless there's
It was the last of the blackberry sea-
son. The bushes had been stripped for
four miles around. On tho last dav of
picking all tho green ones had been
taken as well. The pickers came back
to find the champagne man gone. They
To One Mourning.
Dear one. slvo way to Brief, and yet
As Buro as doth the violet
Bmell sweeter wet with rain shall you
Arise enriched to dare and do .
Throush this black hour whose weight
like lead . .
Bows you In anguish by the deaa.
The very silence and tho pall
May- seem sheer kindness, after all.
So rest In that dlvlno perhaps.
The pain that stabs, the doubt that apl
The plrit-wty, they may be naught
But shadows of the shining- thought
That Is too splendid and too bright
For tho endurance of our sight.
The otherwise o'er radiant spheres
Being tempered trr us by our tears.
The Need of Road Specialists.
After years of invest.gntlon tho of
fice of public roads has come to tho
conclusion that the chief cause of bad
roads in this country, first, extreme
localization of rond administration;
secondly, the payment of road taxes In
labor, and. thirdly, lack of skilled su
pervision. These are days of specialists. We
do not have our houses built by tho
doctor or call a carpenter to treat us
for pneumoula. We think sehoolteacn
ers should be required to take exam
inations, and we approve of military
and naval schools to teach military
discipline. We bolieve in tho civil serv
ice and competency for civil employ
ees. We require skill and experience
In almost every line of human en
deavor. Why uot, then, Insist that our
road taxes be expended under com
petent supervision? - Maurice O. El
Has the Habit.
"Is 'she a bride?"
"An inveterate one." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Discontent is the want of self reli
ance. It Is infirmity of will. Emvr
son. Not Selfish.
He-Do you believe in every man for
himself? She Oh, nol I believe in
every man for some woman.
The Happy Man.
"I hear she is to be married. Who is
the happy man?"
"Her father." Llppincott's.
"Ah, Miss Ethel, I can read your,
thoughts, y'know." "Oh, Mr. Chump
lelgb, then i1phra don't get insulted!"
BALFOUR GUTHRIE GO.
Grain dealers. Bags and
twine. Wool sacks and fleece
Office in Madras, Oregon, F.
D. Stuart, local agent.
Elite Tonsorial Parlors
iO i ONG WAITc.
"Mi H i II
For Good Farms
. City Property and
SEE D. W. BARNETT
1 IKFK'K MAIN STREKT, MADRAS, ORKCON
Also local agent for Depot Addition
to Madras and the new town of Meto
lius. Prices rght.
AND BAGAGE A
O W L
came back to learn what tho lightning Opposite Post Oflloo - NowManai.Br t
man had said. They clunir to their J . "uwuanaueme t
ume ana see us. If we treat
you right, tell your friends;
if not, tell us. o o o o
faith for a week, and then thev decld.
ed that they had been cadoodled, Then
they called a public meeting and "re
solved that every durncd critter In tho
town of HawkinsviUe be lazier than
ever to make up for this boom."
And that's why thero hae been no
funerals in the town since. The wo-
no tirno bo closed down for a longer, imosltlcs which so often spell disaster. t yt aw toy to4h
Tables Re ene: f0r t3jes
Tierney & lewis, Props.
A New Line of Trimmed Hats, Also Sheet HaU
Just in, Pricccs Right.
Now Is The Time to Buy Your Easter Hat
Mrs. A. W. Freeburg
-Tr?IT DDATUCDC PARrnAx,,. ,
W IN li.li-. unv a i ij-iixu WivirAINY IJvjQ'
Wholesale Jiquor Dealers and Jobbers in Wines iu, l.
Cigars. Sole Agents for Stonewall and McCoy wAisHJKW
Napa Soda Springs Mineral water. Distributors for
Schlitz and Ranier Beers. 'ael Bran,
We also carry a strong line of Glassware, Bar Towels pi
CardB etc. specially adapted to thcSaloon trade. ayw&
Orders by phone or mail will receive
MADRAS, - - OREGON
MACK & FRANK, Proprietors
Five Cents Per
Back of Lar
BLACK BELGIAN STALLION
, FISTON D'AVERNAS, No. 4455
Will make the season of 1 9 1 1 at Hood & StantonVbarn,
Madras. Terms $20 to insure live coll.
J. C. SOTHMAN.
Automobile Stage Line
. . , At IT AO f
ALL NbW b lUUbBArvLK ttUI
Shaniko, via Madras To Bend j
DAILY TRIPS EACH WAY
The Best Accommodations For All Passengers
FOR RATGS APPLY AT STUJE OFFICE
Gornett Stace & St
j WOOD 2STXD woK
The best equipped shop In Central Oregon
FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN EMPLOYED
HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY
STANLEY GRAY, PROP.
BAY PERCH E RON STALLION
Will make season the same as lasty
TERMS: single Service, $5; Season, $10; To Insure, $15
For Sale For Sale
One Bay Clydcidale Stal- One Black Percheroc iSja -lion,
roiniitgr two vcars old. lion, coming two year
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