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The Madras Pioneer
Published ovory Thursday by
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A.HVKnTISINO IlATKS ON APPLICATION
Kuterod as second class innttcr August
2, 1904, at the Postofflce at Madras, Ore.,
under the Actor Congress or March 3, 187U.
MAY 11, 1911
POOR OLD SHANIKO
Ever since the railroads reach
ed Crook county and the an
nouncement was made that some
point on the new lines would be
made a wool sale and shipping
point the Shaniko Star has been
grouching about it and every
week devotes space to statements
that are not facts as to the
amount of wool that will be
handled at Madras this year, the
last being that wool shipments
from this point will not exceed
700,000 pounds. As a matter of
fact about half of the wool that
has heretofore been shipped from
Shaniko will go but from Madras
this year, and that is what is
griping the Star, evidently.
Between one and a half and two
mi llion pounds of wool will be
handled at Madras this summer,
and the fact that Shaniko is no
longer the shipping point for a
great empire, and the assembling
place of countless freighting
teams, which business has been
the mainstay of the town in
years past it's the loss of this
that is making the Star feel ill
tempered about the Madras wool
shipments. We fail to see what
the Star expects to gain by
knocking the Madras wool busi
ness. It's something that Shani
ko never will get again, because
Crook county people no longer
find it necessary to drag their
heavy loads through Cow canyon
and through the hub deep mud
of Shaniko flat to get to the rail
road. The real Central Oregon has
almost forgotten all about Shani
ko except the memories of those
tedious waits for freight and
mail that came through there,
and the people in Crook county
are not caring a rap whether the
Shaniko Star likes what is being
done here or not.
CHANCE TO CO-OPERATE
While Louis VV. Hill was in Mad
ras Tuesday he stated that the
prospect of Madras getting a
United.States land office was very
good, and that all that could he
done toward that end was being
done by himself and associates.
As soon as it became known
that Madras was making an ef
fort to secure a land office prac
tically every established town
or platted townsite in Crook
county immediately got busy on
the same idea for themselves, so
that now we have Bend, Red
mond, Prineville, Culver Junction
Metolius, Opal City, Lamonta,
Gateway, Lapine, Mecca, O'Neil,
Laidlaw and every other post
office in the county trying to
get a land office. A realization
of the great saving to the people
by the opening of a land office
here ought to appeal to all of the
people in the interior, and a pull
altogether for Madras at this
time would get it. The present
effort of this city and the Hill
people to get a land office here
offers a splendid opportunity for
the Central Oregon Development
league that is proposed to be
formed to get together on a pro
position that would save thous
ands of dollars annually to the
residents of Central Oregon.
It would also do much toward
fostering that spirit of co-operation
which is being talked so
strongly by the commercial clubs
of Crook county of late and it
would make the Madras people
realize that they do not have to
fight all their battles alone and
that, too, against the people who
ought to be willing to help them
get something that would bene
fit the whole district.
LID OK MUSIC
NO MORE CONCERTS TO BE
ALLOWED IN SALOONS
Rogular Monhtly Session Hold -Recorder's
Recolpts of $946.05
By amending section 7, of or
ninauce No. 10,. the ordinance
governing the conduct of saloons
in this city, the council has put
the lid on music in barrooms, so
that hereafter it will not bo al
lowable for concerts of any kind
to be played in the drink estab
lishments. The regular monthly meeting
of the city council was held
Tuesday evening. Present were
Mayor II. W. Turner, Recorder
Jackson, Councilmen Tucker,
Roush, Gray, Gulp and Robinson.
Councilman Stanton was absent.
According to the report for the
month of April of Recorder
Jackson 49 persons were hailed
into the city court during that
month, all of whom paid fines ex
cept nine. The sum of $480.80
was collected from these forty
persons, and occupation taxes
amounting to $465.25 were paid
in, making a total of $946.05 for
fines and licenses.
The usual grist of bills was
audited and ordered paid.
Treasurer D. W. Barnett sub
mitted his monthly report which
was read and accepted.
The matter of a city marshal
was taken up.- and R. C. Taylor,
present marshal, was retained in
that capacity, subject to the will
of the council.
It was decided to increase the
police force on Thursday, May
11, the date' the circus gives its
performance in the city, two ex
tra officers being on both day
and night. The meeting was ad
journed subject to the call of the
The public schools of this place
closed today, Uio term be.ng
deluded as contracted for tot
summer. The program rende.ed
was very entertain.. and I b
nlayed to the patrons of the
school the thoroughness and dis
cipline that have been taught by
the instructors in the various de
partments of study. A largo
and appreciative audience was in
attendance. The ciiikulm, wv.v
well trained in the program am.
i imnd in their grades,
navi; iiun- f,
some reaching the high average
of 97 per cent.
The best evidence oi uio
work is the grades made after
being stopped for about seven
weeks soon after the term began
rnii mi !ifcniint of an epi-
domic of diphtheria, which broke
up classes and sei ikiuk uiu
so far, that had it not been that
we had a set of energetic teachers
that did double duty with a willing
and studious set of children, no
such strides in advancement
could have been made possible.
We only hope for as successful a
term during the ensuing year.
Dr. T. A. Long,
A patron of the school.
Madras, May 10.
Misses Bunch Grass
Jake Johnson, who used to help
round up stock in this section 30
years ago, was here today from
his home on the Ochoco to take
a look at the country which he
had not seen in years. It looks
funny to see the trains running
through here now, and all the
homes and fences and towns,"
said Jake. "I fail to see the
bunch grass like it used to be,
the only place that looks anything
like the old country being the
Morrow & Keenan pasture along
the road. The whole country
was covered with bunch grass
like that years ago."
FOR WATER BONDS
Sale of Securities and Completion
Of System Soon
Developments during the past
few days indicate that the water
bonds of Madras will soon be
sold. The city officials yesterday
received a telegram from a Port
land firm offering to buy the se
curities, as well as an offer from
Denver. The 'only delay that
now seems probablo is that the
city will endeavor to drive the
best bargain possible in the sale
of the bonds, and immediately
upon the funds becoming avail
able the water system will be
completed and water supplied to
Chafing under the delay in
getting water on their property,
heavy owners of realestate who
have sold to others with an agree
ment to supply water, have been
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LOTS AT ACREAGE PRICES
For homes, fruitgrowing and gardening purposes.
$15 TO $35
On north and south sides of the townsite.
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