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The Madras Pioneer
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. 1911.
OK COUNTY EXHIBITS FOR
XTH DRY FARMING CONGRESS
bllent Displays of Alfalfa, Cereals
and Fruit Will Be Shown
LARGEST SINGE ORGANIZATION
an Reuter, Member of Executive Committee,
Hunt for Prize Winning Exhibits Farmers
Handicapped by Unfavorable Season
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I mamlipr of the executive
Iteeof the Sixth Interna-
lie co-operative interest of
fad farmers, Crook county
swell represented at the
fction to be held in Colorado
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s, uciooer io lu wii.
Reuter returned Friday
L fmm n two weeks' trip
loco valley, Prineville, Red-
and Laidlaw and reports
M success in securing
hMhits for the show. In
fchoco valley, alfalfa G feet
lend wheat and oats nearly
me, were secured for ex
l and in other districts sim-
Lnlts in the matter of crood
lys are reported. Especially
5 true of the district around
lond. After the close of
Incress at Colorado Snrincrs.
Khibits will be taken to New
land Chicago for the land
I to be held there later.
i object of the convention
Idiscuss problems now con
ing the farrrer in the irri-
country in the world has
ain percentage of airricul-
acreage for which there is
r limited rainfall or limited
pre m other forms. To
these problems is the work
P great co-operative con-
i and every farmer who
sly retards his own nnr.
I interests or the interests of
fry territory where he re-
urged to consider th
Not) Of the lltmnsf. onm.
al and social importance to
conjunction with the Sixth
national Dry-Farming Con
Uhe Internal inn ni nnn
Women, auxiliary to the
arming congress, will hold
annual session at Colora
lr'ngs, October 17, 18 and 19.
! Program and oh nH. of flin
Eof Farm Women is for
ron of the movement
pr homes, for better san-
e practical education,
:gmenand a greater
advancement morally, spiritually
and mentally in the homes of the
rural districts of all countries
The. speakers before this Wo
men's Congress will include
many notables who are working
for the higher standards of life
upon the farm. There will be
domestic science demonstrations
and exhibits, and lectures upon
the subjects that are nearest to
the hearts of the farm women.
Sciology, nursing in the home,
hygiene, literature, dress, archi
tecture, home making, business
management for farm women,
and Other kindred subjects will
be discussed by leaders from
many institutions of learning and
from the delegates.
Mr. Reuter left again the first
of the week for Bend and the
Powell Butte country in search
of exhibits, and in the latter
country hopes to find an excep
tionally fine quality of specimens,
especially wheat and oats.
Owing to the unprecedented
dry season this year Madras
farmers are badly handicapped
in the matter of prize winning
exhibits over other districts
where the weather conditions
have been more favorable. But
nevertheless some good displays
will be sent from this district.
On the ranch of Mr. Reuter, 7
miles southeast of the city, are
some fine apples, potatoes and
corn, and he reports that other
ranches will yield some excellent
Mr. Reuter wishes to call at
tention to farmers to select their
most hardy specimens of wheat,
oats, barley or vegetables for the
Colorado Springs Congrqss and
the land shows in the east. At
the latter places valuable cups
will be given for prize winners.
Farmers are requested to leave
their exhibits at A. C. San ford's
office or at the office of the Mad
A complete list of the speci
mens secjred and the names of
the donors will be printed as
soon as it can be arranged.
lad m , inev,no vvas
KJ Monday calling on
Iwill JJ'j 1113,111 w"ere
of th0 , y tne ear
kKi ?.!" vicinity
Rev. Blackman and family,
John Peck and family, and Mrs.
Dr. Long and her sister Miss
Bramstetter, have gone to Warm
Springs for a two weeks' outing.
F. R. Dunn, traveling freight
and passenger agent of the 0.
W. R. &N., was here the first
of the week inquiring into busi
ness connected with his company.
Mrs. Carrie Messinger of Opal
Prairie made final fiye year proof
on her homestead Wednesday,
with L. T. Dam and James II.
Davis as witnesses.
W. II, Stonehocker and family
expect to leave tomorrow for
Oregon city where they will re
side this winter. The chances
are "Billio" will be seen strolling
back to Central Oregon early
50 GALLON FLOW
TAPPED AT WELL
Bad Weather Causes De
lay in Operations
THREE VEINS UNCOVERED
Well Expected to be Finished by the
Time Work Is Resumed on the
Reservoir and Water Mains
The flow of water at the new
city well was increased last Sun
day evening when another large
vein was tapped at a depth of 43
feet. This makes three-veins of
water now pouring into the well,
bringing the total flow up to 50
gallons per minute. There is yet
19 feet to be dug and it is the
general opinion of those working
at the well that another vein or
two will be uncouvered before
the full depth is reached.
On account of the heavy rain
Monday the crew was forced to
quit, the pump refusing to work
because of slippery belts. There
was about 30 feet of water in the
well this morning and Mr. Echel
berger, if the weather would
permit, expected to start the
pump going this evening so that
the men would be able to start
working again tomorrow morn
ing. The water now rises to
within 14 feet of the surface. It
takes over six hours steady pump
ing, with the present equipment,
to empty the well.
It will be at least two weeks
yet before the well is down to
the required depth, and by that
time it is hoped the matter of
issuing the city's bonds will be
settled so that the Portland con
tractors, Jeffry & Bufton, can
put a large crew to work and
finish the work of cementing the
reservoir and installing the water
mains before freezing weather
sets in. The ordinance adopting
the amendments to the charter
becomes effective the 17th of
this month, after which date
further procedure' relative to the
bond issue will be taken up at a
meeting of the council.
Extra fixtures for the pump,
including a six inch hose and
pipe, were received this week.
The three inch hose through
which the water is now pumped
is inadequate for present needs.
The large hose will permit pump
ing the full capacity of 75 gallons
Geo. Jackson Dislocates Wrist While
Cranking 40-Horse Power Ala
chine Last Saturday
While cranking a 40-horse pow
er Knox automobile in front of
his home last Saturday, George
Jackson, well known automobile
man and chaffeur, dislocated his
right wrist. Dr. Gale wassailed
in immediately after the accident
and attended the injured man.
Mr. Jackson attributes his bad
luck to the fact that he forgot to
remove the spark plug before he
commenced cranking operations,
the powerful engine "kicking
back" when the spark caught,
throwing him to the ground with
terrific force and dislocating his
A. (J. Kibbee of Haycreek
spent a couple of days last week
FIRST TRAIN CROSSES
Through Change In Plans 0. W.R.&N.
Une May Connect With Oregon
I Trunk at Metollus
The first train over the Wil
low Creek viaduct crossed early
Wednesday morning. The train
was composed of the tracklaying
machine and several cars of ma
terial for construction work.
It is expect to have rails laid
to Metolius by the first of the
week, but it is not known defi
nitely whether the . 0. W. R. &
line will connect with the Ore
gon Trunk at that place or lay
the track to Culver as originally
planned. Assistant Enginner
Mattis stated Tuesday that the
matter was still unsettled. The
grading has been done to Culver
and the Original plans called for
a connection with the Oregon
Trunk at that place. Since then
the railroad officials have discus
sed the advisability of abandon
ing the Culver grade and connect
Should it be decided to connect
at Metolius, the 0. W. R. & N.
train instead of stopping here
over night will go on "through to
our neighboring town.
Now that the Crooked river
bridge is completed it will only
be a matter of a short time until
Bend will be the stopping place
at night for trains over both
REV. M. W. WEAVER
WILL GO TO BEND
Appointment Is Made at His Own Re
questRev. F. H. Winter Comes
Rev. M. W. Weaver, pastor of
the local M. E. church, returned
Tuesday from Spokane where he
attended the Columbia River con
ference of Methodist Episcopal
At his own request Rev. Wea
ver was appointed to fill the pas
torate of the M. E. church at
Bend. He asked for the change
on account of his health, the
continual wind and dust here af
fecting his throat and speech and
forcing him to seek a different
locality. He will immediately
move to Bend and take up his
work there. Mrs. Weaver, if
possible will be prevailed upon
by the W. C. T. U. workers to
remain here until after the coun
ty convention, September 15, 16
Rev. F. H. Winter, who fills
Rev. Weaver's place, has been
conference evangelist of this dis
trict for the past year. He is a
man of long ministerial experi
ence and members of the Metho
dist church here are highly elated
over their good fortune in secur
ing his services.
II. 0. Perry, for six years a
pastor at Sunnyside, Wash., "was
appointed district superintendent
and will visit Madras quarterly.
Rev. and Mrs. Weaver have a
long list of friends who regret
they are to leave. Mrs. Weav
er's exceptional music ability
made here her conspicious at all
church, services and entertainments.
COUNTY W. C. T. II. DELEGATES
WILL CONVENE IN MADRAS
Mrs. Ada Wallace Unruh, State Pres
ident, Will Preside at Convention;
MORNING, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SESSIONS
Delegates From Prineville, Redmond, Metolius, Cul
ver, Bend and Laidlaw Will Take Part in Inter-;
esting Program of Music and Addresses
Commencing September 15th
and lasting for three days, the
County W. C. T. U. Convention,
with Mrs. Ada Wallace Unruh,
president of the organization in
this state in charge, will convene
at the M. E. church in this city.
Delegates from all over the coun
ty will attend. The following
program will be given:
Friday Morning 10:30
Devotional meeting, Local
Address of welcome, Pastor M.
Assignment of delegates.
Friday Afternoon 2:00
Devotional Meeting, Redmond.
Organizing County Union
Purity Talk Mrs. Unruh.
Friday Evening 7:30
Devotional Meeting Bend.
Ten minutes talk by visiting
members and delegates.
Address Mrs. Unruh.
Saturday Morning 10:00
Devotional Meeting Culver.
Organization topics with dis
cussions: "How best to organize our men
and women for service." Redmond.
"How to enlist the young peo
ple." Bend. 4 ,
"How to build up strong tem
perance sentiment in the young"
Culver. S '
Saturday Afternoon 2:00
Devotional Meeting Metho
Business session topics for dis
cussion: : vt
Is the segregate district right?
Is it expedient? Is it safe?
How to get rid of it and how
to prevent its establishment
Mrs. Unruh. 7
What shall we do to protect
our daughters and whose daugh
ters are in danger. Madras.
Does the segregate district
proct our daughters Laidlaw;
Shall we protect our boys
Saturday Evening 8:00
Loyal Temperance Legion sil
ver medal contest, special music
by the children of the L. Tt H
Sunday Morning 11:00
Address Mrs. Unruh.
Sunday Afternoon 3:00
Address to men only Mrs..
Unruh. Sunday Evening 8:00 " ,
Address Mrs. Unruh.
SpeciaLmusic will be furnished
throughout the convention.
Everything Is Ready for Successful
School Year Patrons Asked
John-Lawler and wife of the
Blizzard Ridge country passed
through Madras Monday on their
way to Merlin, Josephine county,
where they expect to spend the
On next Monday morning, Sep
tember 11, the doors of the Mad
ras public school will swing open
for the beginning of another
school year, which I trust will be
full of interest for pupils that
are able to attend; that their
studies may be pursued diligent
ly, and that their standings at
the end of the year may be among
the highest in the county.
The school board have mani
fested a strong desire and will
ingness to co-operate with the
teachers in their determination
to make the Madras public school
one of the best, if not the best,
in Crook county. Arrangements
have been made, if a sufficient
number of scholars who are ad
vanced in their work, to take the
ninth and tenth grade studies,
that these grades will be taught
in connection with thpnthnv lirvV.
. Everything has been nut in
readiness for the beginning of a
successful school year, and it is
the sincere hope of myself as
we'd as the rest of the teachers
that we may have the hearty co
operation of the patrons in the
school district, as we need your
help to make the school success
ful, and I would urge you to take
a more active part in the duty
you owe the school for the sake
of your children.
Your presence at the school
more frequently is desired, that
you may get better acquainted
with the work that is being done.
Yours, for a successful school
W. R. Cook, Prin.
Mrs. Jessie Palmer and son
Dudley, are visiting at the home
of her mother, Mrs. J. H. Jack
son. T. F. McAllister and wife of
Crooked River were in Madras
Saturday purchasing some fall ,
George Reams of Prineville
was in Madras Tuesday and Wed
nesday attending to matters of
the Cornett Stage & Stable Co.
Mrs. William Hannon of Port
land was called to Madras the
latter part of the week on ac
count of the illness of her moth
er, Mrs. J. H. Jackson.
J. Frank Stroud and Cap
Healy, passed through Madras
yesterday on their way to Prine
ville. They made the trip from
The Dalles by auto.
Al Howell va3 made defend-
ant in an assault case before
Judge Jackson Tuesday after
noon. It was alleged in the
complaint that he had struck
Frank Pratt on the head with a
rifle. After examining one wit
ness and a statement from thd
complaining witness that he did
not know whether the bump on
his head was caused by being
struck on the head or from a f a if
the case was dismissed.