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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1911)
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13 H. IRVING
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office of D.W. Harnett.
I YAH TASSEL
M8TRACTEB OF TITLES
.. Life Initirance. Surety Bond-
Kel Eit-te. Cmvejrnciu
' NOTARY PUBLIC
Collections a Specialty.
!ULVER JUNCTION. OREGON
ricllceinall courtH nnd De artinmt
of the Interior.
Justice of tie Peace
Howard w. turner
II, S. COMMISSIONER
Tie First National Bank
OF PRINEVILLE, OREGON
B.r. Allm, Preildent.
, . T. M. Balpwiw, OMhler
IILfmwhu Vice Prei.
H. Baldwin, Aut. Cuhler
ESTABLISHED 1 BBS
Cipltil. Uurplui ud Undivided Pro (1 1
Mil In Madras Call At The
Ererything Bright. New, Olean
E. R. BURTON, Prop. Loucks Bldg
MILD MAIZE GOOD
DRY LAND CROP
New Forage Plant Being
Introduced In State
SEED FOR START SECURED
R. B. Miller, Ttafflc Manager tf
linrrlman Lines, Urging Far
mers to Try It
Pin 0F AUKINDS IN
MI PROPETY, HOMESTEAD
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I MADRAS, OREGON
In an effort to introduce a crop that
may be grown with profit In a dry soil,
the tratllc department of the Harnmun
ltncs In the northwest, through its
office in Portland, is distributing 1000
pounds of seed of milo maize, a plant of
the sorghum variety, which has been
grown with much success in other dry
A lot of selected seed was procured
from the milo maize district of Texas
and smnll quantities sufficient to sow
a small tract for experimental purposes
has been sent to several farmers in
the eastern part of the state They are
urged to plant it and care for it the
first year and to enlarge the tract de
voted to this purpose with succeeding
years, ir the Texas seed is not hardy
enough for the Oregon climate, the
second year's product, is pointed out,
will gain in hardihood and be suffi
ciently strong to withstand any climate.
In the past four or five years the de
velopment of milo maize as a grain
crop has been progressing rapidly. The
carefully selected milo maize of today
is a great improvement over the com
mon, unselccted crop. Ordinarily the
stalk has been reduced, by selection,
to n uniform height from 4 to 4J feet
in regions lying at an altitude of 3000
to 4000 feet. Through selection of seed
the heads have been changed from
mostly drooping to moBtly erect By
further care in choosing the seed,
branching has been almost entirely pre
vented and the growth of "suckers"
has been checked. Milo maize is at
present the most successful summer
grain crop for dry regions. It is earlie r
and a more drought resistant crop than
corn and mnkes a more satisfactory
feeding substitute. Tho average yeilds
of corn under same conditions have been
10 bushels to the acre less than that of
The soil requirements for milo maize
are about the same as those for corn.
Well worked sandy loams or clay loams
are best. The roots penetrate to depths
of three to four feet in ordinary soils.
Fair yields result on rather poor lands.
In the semi arid country much depends
upon how the soil is handled to conserve
R. B. Miller, traffic manager of the
Harriman lines, has been instrumental
in the introduction or milo maize in
Oregon. He believes that carefully se-
ccted seed, through a period of from
two to three years, will develop a crop
that can be caily and economically
grown in the driest portions or the
state. The crop requires about the
same attentions as corn and can be har
vested at much less expense. The seed
contains the principal value and is fed
to chickens, cattle and hogs, wiihoutbe
ing removed from the stalk It has
been found best to allow the stock to
thresh out the seed for itsself.
Prlnevllle Will Celebrate
The business men of Prineville held a
meeting Monday evening and unani
mously decided to let the eagles scream
Ju y 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Twenty-five hundred dollars will be
spent n the celebration. There will be
a balloon, baseball tournament, a big
barbecue, auto races, street sports,
auto parade, street floats, etc.
The executive committee is com
posed of G. N. Clifton, It. L.
Jordan, L. R. Cooper, Collins W. El
kins and Frank Foster. Sub-committees
and final details will be an
nounced later. Journal
Mail by Railroad
H. G. Durand, postoffico in
spector stationed at The Dalles,
has been in Prineville arranging
to assist in the change of the
base of mail supply for Prineville
Redmond and other interior
points. Mr. Durand said all
mail should come from Opal City
or Culver Junction to Prineville,
because mail clerks run to those
points on the Oregon Trunk now.
He could offer no explanation
why there had been no change
made and wired the postoffice de
partment urging the change. G.
M. Cornett, present contractor
has submitted offers for the ser
vice from the points named, both
by stage and automobile.
The mail line between Prine
ville nnd Rend will be discontin
ued, and Prineville will receive
Bend mail over tne irinevine
Redmond route. Mr. Durand is
nfchfir interior Orecron
offices. Redmond Spokesman,
Proposed to Arrange a Sched
ule of dames
A letter has been rpcplveA hv
the Madras baseball
Redmond proposing the organi
zation of a Crook county base
ball league of not less than four
teams and the arrangement of a
schedule of games for the sum
mer. The plan is to have Prine
ville, Redmond. Madras and
Bend, and probablv teams from
other points in the organization,
and to set dates for games that
will give each town a came everv
This idea is well received hv
the Madras players, and the
prospect for good ball looks
bright at present.
A letter has also been received
from the Dufur club, wanting to
arrange a game between that
team and the Madras tossers to
take place here but it is feared
that the expense of bringing.the
visitors to Madras would be
greater than the financial end of
the game would justify.
Ed. Brown will be with Mad
ras for the summer, and is con
sidered the strongest man in the
box in this part of the country.
Knapp will also be here to back
up the home plate, while among
the Harriman construction forces
now arriving here there is said
to be some classy players.
Prlnevllle's New Schoolhouse
The contract is let for building
the new schoolhouse at Prine
ville says the Journal. It will
be a handsome two-story brick
structure with cement basement.
It will contain nine class rooms
and will accommodate 450 pupils.
Additional class rooms can be
fixed up in the basement and the
building made to accommodate
600 pupils. The structure will
cost $23,463. The heating plant
will cost $3720 extra.
Special Car for Presbyterian
A specialcar for the accommodation of
delegates and their families who desire
to attend the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church to be held at At-
antic City, N. J. will be attached to
train 18 of the 0. W. R. & N. C. leav
ing Portland at 10:00 a. m. May 12,
1911. Delegates to the convention
should call on our local agents for res
ITEMS OF INTEREST
WANTED -To buy several young
breeding sows. Address Frank H.
Pratt, Madras, Oregon. mll-25 pd
BLACKSMITH WANTED I am in
need of an all around blacksmith in my
shop at Lamonta, Oregon. Direct all
inquiries to Arthur Cox, Lamonta, Ore
FOR SALE At the Pioneer Omc,
L gal Blanks or all klnls; Carbon
aiid Typewriter paper, Installment
Sale contract, otrBund Rfeipts
FUR SALE Hoie, h-uue-. ud wag
ons Terms reasonable C. E Byt
Madras, Oregon ml6
FARM LOANS!! Madras State Baut
MONEY TO LOAN ON FAEMS. Sw
HAVING lately fettled in Omtnn
would like to heitr from owners 01
(arms, Iry or i iltia'etl : grazing r
twiner IimIh. Wtnt nomHliliu
i bat will turn Intn money within the
next three or four years. Only
replies from owners eoiiniilered.
ddrens B, 'are ot MitdrB Pioneer
Town residence lots for sale in the
north end of Madras. For terms please
write A. Eagles, Centralia, Wash.
Sand & Gravel
Empty cement and lime
barrels for sale.
OFFICE ON SITE OF NEW
Fred A. Zell
BAGGAGE AND EXPRESS
ToAII Parts of the City
! Pastime Pool Hall
A. W. CULP, Proprietor
-FROM ALL POINT ON
Oregon Washington Rail
road & Navigation Co.
TO -fa nr.s
Council liluBj s
8t raul, via Council Bluffi 6.190
Minneapolis, direct 60 00
Minneapolis, via Council Bluffs 63 00
8t, Louis 70.00
May 16, 17. 18, 19, 22, 23,21.25, 27, 28 and 29
June 6, 7, 9, 10, 12,16,17.21,22, 28,69, and SO
Juy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28
August 3, 4, 5, 14, 16, 16, 17,21,22, 23, 28, 29 and 30
September 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
8top overs within limits tn cither direction.
FInrI return limit October 31st, Que way
through California $15,00 additional,
Inquire of any 0. W. R. and
N. Co. agent for more complete
deneral Passenger Agent
PORTLAND, - OREGON
$ Cigars, Tobacco, Confectionery
I Smokers' Articles, News Stand
City Meat Market
THE KEYS BUILDINO
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
F?ESH AJSiD CURED fllERTS
WE BUY POULTRY
T. 8. Hamilton, Pres. E. H. French, Vice-PreB. J.C. Fowlie, Cshr.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE BOUCHT AND SOLD
DRAFTS ON ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD
Capital Stock, $50,000
Oregon Central Lumber & Supply Co.
HAVE OPENED YARDS AT
Madras and Metolius
We will also have yards Culver, Redmond and Bend
as soon as the railroad reaches those points.
J. H. SCRITSMIER, Manager
YARDS AT THE RAILROAD
Scott E. Gordon
Property Lines Run
City Work, Maps, Plans,
BAKER & SON
Baggage and Express Transfer
TO AND FROM
Leave Order At Commercial Glub Room Prompt Service
BALFOUR GUTHRIE CO.
Grain dealers. Bags and
twine. Wool sacks and fleece
Office in Madras, Oregon, F.
D. Stuart, local agent.
MADRAS MEAT MARKET
J. L. Campbell. X
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
peesh -A.nsrnD cttikeid meats
We have the best line of Fresh Meats in the country
au. mra np uvm VMTAEES IN THEIR SEASON X
MADRAS LUMBER COMPANY
Lumber, Shingles, Lath, and all
Kinds Building Material
S. O. Herman, Dift. Mgr.
Yards Located South of Stock Yards at Madras, Metolius, .
Yards, Madras Oregon Culver and Redmond.
Four foot Fir Wood Delivered ot your house for $7.50 per Cord.