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The Madras Pioneer
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-TUB I'lONEKIt PUHLIsH INO CO.
Orfe year $i.bi
Six mouths w
throe months.. 50
A.DVKHT1SINO ItATKfi ON APri.lOATtO-
Knterodns second class matter August
S0; 1804, at the Postoffice at Madras. Oro..
"'fr'Actbf Congress of Mnrclf8. 187H
i-THURSDAY - APRIL 20. 1911
posed of by the United States
Government. These lands are
the best on the reservation.
Then this large body of land,
40 miles square, should be placed
in a Dosition to be utilized for
the benefit of the white man.
After going over the country I
made a reDort to the Great
Northern officials in February,
1910. It tells the story of thd
situation precisely as it is. The
facts are given largely by Mr.
Covey at the time."
Differs In Opinion
After fii,SuneVlnendfnf Cotffiv
limiting the nvJ ,
the city to sis
meeting of the coS POOR FARMERS
day evening of 1 .
council backed up q, .
Interested In Having the
tion at a meefr' w
-car VM ccrj;i.iuii rui unucr
WILL BE BUILT
S. E. Gray, At. Sellnrs and A.
Culp to Have Homes
Mr. Grahams report is:
"We stopped over night rit the
agency and got the following infor
mation from C. C. Covey, suporinten- j
dent of the agency. Therd ard GO0.0OD '
acres in the reservation, of which 315.-
860 are already under survey, 100,000
acres of the surveyed lands'afe tillable
of the first class, 2 5,860 acres suited to
grazing; 25,000 acres are timber lands
unsurveyed, containing somd very fine
yellow pine timber, average stand be
ing iu.uuu jeet an acre. The reser-
would accomodate 10,000 families. Mr. Main sWeet' that Part of the -Clty
Covey estimates that 25,000 acres could seeming to be the most attractive
S. E; Gray is'' planning to build
a handsome" mnv" residence on
his property on south Main street
this summer to cost in the
itSighbdrlKJod of $2500. Mr. Gray
has befen mukinr improvements
abdut the place r6cently housing
in atid painting his windmill tank
and tower, and building a neat
fence about the placd.
M. Cellars is also contemplating
building a new home south of
Mr. Gray's property.
A. W. Gulp is also figuring
with contractors 6ri the building
of a new home further south on
-I. " ?3HF
Although Superintendent C. C.
2bvpyof Warmspring Reserva-
makes a statement that
good land . in the
reservation has already been
taken and talks rather discour
fc 'A aerifitrlv" oT tlie advantage or ey-
f If I pedienof opening the lands to
? , settlefiient, F. W. Graham,
of the Great. "Northern railway,
Tftfdnlifferently, and in an in
It may be, as Indian Agent
Covey says, the1 most of the good
land is taken, " said Mr. Graham,
W$J ' ouc tne Iact remams that many
iiy 01 ine allotments are now part or
ythelndian estates and must neces-ek.-
3ariiy, in some manner, be dis-to,-
-most all' of -the
be irrigated cheaply. There werev116,
000 acres allotcd in 1896 and 25 years
from that time the Indians can get title.
There are at present 18,000 head of
sheep on the reservation, which pay an
average of 18 cents a head annually.
Assessed Valuation $164,544
The assessed valuation nf nil
"The range can btf made to Support uniwtv wifM w f
50.000 head of sheep, and on the lower r
ranges 15,000 head of cattle. There are
who are building
4000 head of cattle and 10,000 head of
horses at present There are 770 In
dians on the reserva' on, of whom 150
are heads of families. The Indians :do
not farm as well as the white man.
They do not plow deep enough for sum.-mer-fallow.
They du not cret over 5
bushels of wheat, an acre Xot anyone
around here farms right, either Indians
or whites. . Superintendent Covey has
asked the government to put in an ex
perment station on the reservation.
That will be done this year, and better
re ults are looked for. Some of the In
dians are industrious. The "maibritv
raise enough for their own use. They
hunt and do teamirig: for the govern
ment. They still have a few head of
stock but not many sheep. There are
bits of pasture land on the reservation
mat me came ana ponies nave never
Bridge Steel Expected Soon
Tho nretron Trunk construe
tion department is looking for
arrival of the first steel for the
flninririintinn of the cantilever
bridge across Crooked River at
Trail Crossing at any time now,
nnrl state that it will be only a
0rti4 h'mn until work on the
most interesting piece of engi
neering oh the entire line will bo
under way. It is statcci mat
steel cables will probably ue
onorated across the gorge as a
sort of tramway for handling the
sections of steel for the bridge
during construction, as the height
of the structure above the bed of
the river, about 385 feet, make3
the construction of supporting
false work impossible. Ihe en
gineers do hot expect the build
ing of the bridge to take longer
than a few weeks, in case the
materials arrive as fast as
there is alive with dead rabbity "
said Mr. Fisher, "arid I believo
that luuy ou are dying every
night from the
rabbits smell the
long distance and
in gr"eat drives."
Mdny Visit Oateway
The opening day for the town
site of Gateway, 14 miles north
of Madras on the Deschutes Rail
way, held last Thursday was at
tended by an excursion of about
half a hundred from Portland
was and other points, most of whom
Hotel Has Been Leased
The new brick hotel, Tho Gntownv
which is under courso of construction
has beon leased to Gilbert. & William?
of Seattle, according to announcements
made this wcok, and as soon ns com'
pleteu they will open tho houso to the
public. It is also learned this week
that stock for n banking house that is
to occupy n portion of tho building is
now being sold, and that plana for
opening nnothor bank horo oro under
way. A. K. Bontloy on6 of the con
tractors is still in Portland, but Is ox
l-.l t 41. 1 L. - 11 1 .
in-tiuu 111 iiiu lum ui wiu wcok in com
pany with A. E. Hammond and Don P.
Roa. A forco of brick nrasons will
como at tho same time, It is said to
begin on the walls of tho hotel.
limits of Madras for 1910
$164,554. Next year will doubt- spent the day in looking over the
less show values many time that townsite and the surroundiug
on account of the raoid errowth district. The rabbit drive that
of the city and the construction
of the railroad through the town,
hone of Which was included in
last year's assessment.
Band Instruments Arrive
The instruments for the'Madras
band arrived today, and they are
a handsome set, being for the
most purt satin finish silver
plate. Prof. FV Fine, who wil
direct the band, announces that
a meeting will be held tomorrow
had been planned, to hold did
not materialize; and while there
was not much done in the way
of a celebration, the people who
came seemed much interested in
Alive with 'Dead Rabbits
Fred Fisher who was in from
Fisherville the last of the week
says that Mrs. Fisher is killing
rabbits by fhe hundred about
8weepIno8 to B Kept Off 8trta.
The board of public works Of aI
toonn, Pa., has doclded to enforce the
act of nasombly which prohibits the
depositing of tho nwoeplngs from
stores and other buildings on the pub
lic highways. Notices wero ordered
printed and posted, calling attention
of all persons 0 tbo law in tills con
nection, and It was also decided to
communlcato with Mayor Ooyor re
questing mm to unvo tne poiico pa
trolmen call tho attention of grocers,
news dealers, fruit d oilers, etc., to tbo
fact that tbo garbage cans which havo
been distributed throughout tho city
are not Intended to bo used as recep
tacles for tho refuse from these stores.
This more of Altoona's Is a good one
for any towu to adopt.
Now York ffl!1J't
New rope rHM
wntem ia f.. . J it iJ
Ib n clothb 2
pautrv 6t- Zjr?WH
graph. . '"ir"-l
Would etrdloh;.l 1liN
their place by putting out salt
at which time mixed with strychnine, in nlaces
seen. Alfalfa and wheat do well. Por-
an organization will be effected where the rabbits can get to it, i
cupines eatf e corn and early frosts art'd plans for beginning rehear- and protected from the access of
nip the fruits. sals made. stock. "Why the country down
Kidney Wbrtrn In 8wlne.
For kidney worms In hogs toko ono
tablespoonful of spirits of turpcntlno
and put Jt In the slop and get them to
drink it. ,Ond dose will euro nine
times out of ten.
Tonlo For Rundown Cows.
Powdered sulphate of Iron, two
ounces; saltpeter, two ounces; mix
vomica, one' ounce; dose, a heaping
teaspoonful In feed three times a day.
Give the dog ten. drops of fluid ex
tract of nux vomica and twenty drops
of fluid extract of ergot three times a
TH ffnton Glii
"No," replied the Boston
she added cojfIv- i .T
with sacerdotal pp
nil very small todnnitr,.!,
Mr. JoneB-Yes'm, Hyln
sure I don't know tberntot.
The Pair Purchaser-Oltlp
took thetn out of theuMtil
The Well 'oLtU.Vh
"You caa't get 'tostmd
CT? .v. ,.V IUUI4 UtiU 1
"No," answered, the
can't. But tue twulEVfltrt
business seem to maiattl!
ana tnen." Exchange.
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electric puiv ,
flection 4l&& '
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incw laooas iMew rnces
Ours5 is the only mercantile i
: house in interior Oregon:
I stocked with new goods f
I' from the railroad to the
shelves or display rooms.
The saving is yours for the f
THE SATISFACTION OF s
s BEING THE FIRST FIRM TO I
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QUOTE THIS NEW SCALE
OF PRICES IS OURS. J
Full line of farm machinery, garden
artlen and field seeds and
3 fill! -.-j
groceries at cash
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... - ;yto
We Wart Your Produce
nually, such a sta.
provided for in tht
Third. That tho su
and power plant sht
down except for repa'
no ttoo bo closed d v