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The Madras Pioneer
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 12. 1911.
RMERS SPtUIAL ULMUNSTRATION TRAIN IN IWADnAS NUVtfflbxn 4
Will Be Made Gala Day By
Citizens and Farmers
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Committees at Their Meeting Saturday-
Train Will Carry About Fourteen Cars
Telegram Advising Date of Arrival
Portland, Oct. 10, 1911.
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RELATIVE ON PLAINS
gon Agricultural College; Prof.
H. D. Scudder, of the agronomy
department; Prof. James Dryden
of the poultry department; C. E.
Robinson, foreman of the college
stock farm; Supt. H. J. Umber
ger, of the Moro experiment sta
tion; Orren Beatty, traveling ag
Representatives of the railroad
accompanying the train are R. B.
Miller, traffic manager; Frank
W. Robinson, general freight
agent; A. A. Morse, special agent
traffic department; William Mc
Murray, general passenger agent;
H. C. Oliver, traveling freight
agent and J. H. O'Neill, travel
ing freight agent.
D. 0. Lively, vice-president
and general manager of the Port
land Union Stock Yards, will be
on board to lecture on hog rais
ing. He is one of the leaders in
the movement to develop the in
dustry in Oregon.
Further details of the special
will appear in the next issue.
The matter will be taken up by
the farmers at their meeting
next Saturday and a program
Drennred. As the train will be
here from 10 a. m. until 2 o'clock
in the afternoon it is probable
that refreshments of some kind
will be furnished on the grounds.
The demonstrations will be held
at the 0. W. R. & N. depot
where the train will be side
tracked upon arrival.
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been working for Thomas one
week as a hired man, having
bsen sent there by a Portland
employmet agency. It is known
that Swain saw Thomas open his
purse exposing $65 in gold, which,
with the watch worn by Thomas,
Circulars giving an account of
the death of Thomas and a des
cription of Swain have been
printed and sent broadcast
tliroiitrhoiit. the northwest. It is
believed that Swain is headed
for Central Oregon and a close
watch is being kept by the local
police for the suspect. The cir
cular gives Swain's description
About 40 years old, 5 feet 11
inches tall, slender built, dark
hair, dark sandy mustache of
medium length and weight, blue
or gray eyes, quite large; pointed
nose, long face and hollow cheqks.
Any information is to be for
warded to Sheriff Mass at 0r6
Local Talent Presents a '.'Spinsters Convention"
Old Maids Transformed !nto Beautiful Young Maidens Right Before
Your Hycs-Sanford's Hall Friday Night, October 20
The "Spinsters' Convention,"
by well known local characters,
will be offered to the public next
Friday night, October 20, at San-
ford's hall. The play is not pre
sented under the auspices of any
society or church, it being the
intention of the promoters to or
ganize some kind ot a club lor
the betterment of social condi
tions in Madras this winter. The
organization has been named the
Madras Dramatic Club. No one
benefits financially in the under
taking, the surplus money left
from one play going into a fund
for the production of other en
tertainments. The "Spinsters' Convention"
is a comedy built for laughing
purposes only. In fact it is a
scream from start to finish. The
queer combinations in the play
are ones that only an old maid
For instance, Mr. Bachelor and
married man, you will behold for
the first time, if you attend the
performance, and no doubt you
will, a peculiar piece of machin
ery called the Remodeloscope, in
other words a transformer.
This remodeloscope is a great
mechanical invention and one
that every old maid longs to
possess". On the evening of the
performance this machine is dis
played on the stage in front of
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Josephine J. Green, President, - . -
Abigal Hodge, Secretary
Calamity Jane Higgins, Treasurer
Rebecca Rachel Sharp - -
Tiny Short - -
Mary Ann Fraddler - .- ..
Jerusha Matilda Spriggins '-. ' .
Sophia Stuckup -
Juliet Long - -
Betsy Bobbett -
Charity Longface . - ' !, "--
Polly Jane Pratt
Violet Ann Ruggles
The Professor's Assistant
the audience and the mysterious
transformation takes place right
before your own little eyes.
Wrinkled, homely old maids with
long noses, who have long since
passed the stage where the pow
der and paint refuses to restore
their angelic features, are run
through the Remodeloscope, while
one of her sympathetic sisters
turns a crank and they come
forth again from the machine
again with bright eyes and rosy
cheeks. Wonderful isn't it.
But the Remodeloscope isn't
the whole show by any means.
Sweet little girls with sweet
voices will sing, and old maids
with squaky voices will sing too.
Some have wonderful voices,
worth going miles to hear. Then
just at a time when you think
there might be a dull moment,
a sedate looking spinster steps
before the lights and in a meek
voice springs a funny joke on
one of the good looking men in
the audience and you have to
start laughing again.
The biggest crowd that ever
packed into. Sanford's hall will
be there to join in the fun and
listen to the witty jokes they in
augurate against the other fel
low. If you can't laugh stay
There will be a dance after the
Isa E. Crosby
Julia E. Dean
1 Maude Elkins
FIRE DESTROYS BLOCK
IN BEND BUSINESS DISTRICT
Flames Threaten New Bend Hotel
and Wenandy Livery Stables'
HEROIC WORK OF FIREMEN SAVES TOWN
District Destroyed Mostly Occupied By Saloons and
"Red-Light" Loss Estimated at $10,000
New Structures on Burned Area r
Fire starting in a frame building occupied as a saloon directly across the
street from Wenandy's big livery and transfer stables, threatened the total de
struction of town of Bend this afternoon. The volunteer fire department re
sponded quickly after the alarm was sounded and by heroic work succeded in
confining the flames to the row of buildings on the east side of the street in
the block occupied by Lara's big store. A phone message from there just as
we go to press says the fire is still burning, butunder control and no danger of
spreading. The buildings burned were occupied mostly by saloons and , the
red-light" district. The loss is estimated at about $10,000 partially covered
by insurance. It is understood the property owners will immediately rebuild.
Had the flames got beyond control and leaped across the street the entirebusi
ness district would have burned. t T
Fred Fine Departs Very Suddenly
Leaving Behind Many Alleged
3r C. Robinson left for Port
land Friday morning on a busi
ne;a trip. .
Ed Barton and Miss Grace
Holman were in Madras for a
few days last week on their
honeymoon trip, visiting friends.
The groom is a brother of Ralph
Barton, tonsorial artist at Smith's
shop, and formerly lived in
Madras. Miss Holman is a daugh
ter of of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hol
man, well known people of Hood
River. The marriage ceremony
was solemnized at the home of
the bride in the presence of only
a few intimate relatives and
friends. Rev. J. H. Hargraves
of the the Baptist church officiat
ed. The young couple returned
to their home at Hood River the
first of the week where Mr. Bar
ton will engage in the transfer
J. M. Crawford, of Walla
Walla, Wash., and one of the
principal stockholders in the
Tum-a-Lum Lumber Company,
is in Madras and vicinity this
week negotiating for the pur
chase of some of the lumber
yards of other concerns in Cen
Principal W. R. Cook, Leora
Myers, Anna Warmoth, Ethel
Klann ai.d Catherine Lowther,
Madras teachers, are attending
the institute at Prinevillo this
0. A. Pearce, cashier of the
Madras bank, has commenced
the foundation and cellar for his
house that ho purchased from
Archie Fauselt, and located in
the Railroad addition, which he
expects to have moved to the
lots adjoining the S. E. Gray
William Hanley, President of
the Central Oregon Development
League, and one of the best
known men in the state, who
was arrested on August 23 on a
charge of having wild ducks in
his possession out of season,
pleaded guilty before Judge Ran
dall at Burns last Priday and
was fined $25, which he paid at
A half tone cut of Contractor
H. E. Rhoades and two compan
ions with a string of fine trout
was printed in the LaPine Inter
Mountain last week to illustrate
the superb fishing in that lotality.
Max Putz and wife returned to
Madras Friday from California,
where they have been residing
during the past pear. Mr. Putz
says that he can see a consider
able improvement in the town
', and country since the railroads
says that this Central Oregon
climate seems good to him, and
they expect to remain here for
Fred Fine, well known Madras black
smith, left very suddenly last Monday
night for parts unknown, leaving be
nind several obligations that should
have been paid. They are traveling by
auto. The driver of the car, Hert Me
land, is also said to be indebted to
When it became known they had left
with the intention of seeking greener
fields, several of the business men who
had been "stung" phoned to the author
ities to hold Fine and p irty at LaPine.
They received a message from there
stating that said Fine and party had
been there, secured a quantity of gaso
line on "jaw-bone" and were jonrney
ing southward. A message was then
forwarded to Lakeview to hold them
when they reached there. Fine's home
was formerly somewhere in California
and it is thought he intends to return
FISHERMAN HAS .
Charley Foote Slips From Boulder at
Dangerous Place In the Des
chutes River "
OF LATE POTATOES
A, C. Sanford Digs Fifty-four Fair
S'zed Potatoes From One Hill
Vines Still Green
A. C. Sanford, local real es
tate dealer, brought some of the
finest samples of late potatoes to
town Wednesday afternoon that
have ever been displayed here.
The potatoes were dug on the
ranch of Carl McGee, eight miles
east of town.
From one of the hills, 54 good
sized potatoes were dug, enough
to last an ordinary family a
week. He also brought in the
vines from two hills. They were
still green and growing and
measured over three feet in
length. The recent rains have
been a great benefit to the late
potato crop; potatoes that would
ordinarily have been only an
average size have taken another
start'and will continue to grow
until the heavy frost comes to
kill the vines.
Charley Foote, one of the pop
ular young clerks at the Central
Uregon Mercantile Co., had
narrow escape from death by
drowning in the Deschutes river
near Mecca last Sunday while on
a fishing trip.
The river at the point where
the accident, happened . is . quite
wide and the intrepid fisherman
sought to gain a large boulder in
the middle" of the stream where
he knew there was lots of '"big
ones." He had reached his van
tage point safely and yith the
first cast hooked a large Dolly
Varden, when he lost his balance
and slipped off the boulder into
the icy water.
Dazed by his cold plunge, and
a badly bruised knee, caused by
falling on the rucks, the unlucky
angler drifted into an eddy, and
crawled out on the bank to safety.
His fishing apparatus including a
costly casting rod and reel were
His two companions. A. W.
Culp and Lewis Irving, say that
had Mr. Foote drifted into mid
stream instead of the eddy
would have meant certain des
truction as the river where fh
accident happened is white with
toam as it dashes against
boulders in the rocky gorge.
Harry G. York was over from
his ranch at Haycreek Wednesday.
T. C. Shankland, insurance ad
juster, was in Madras the first
of the week settling with J. H.
Barkley, for the loss suffered the
latter part'of last month in the
destruction by fire of his store at
Gateway. Mr. Barkley says that
in all probability he will not re
sume business again at Gateway.
J. H. Jackson, M. C. Mason,
Jerry Crammer and. others were
out at Metolius Monday after
noon conducting an attachment
sale on the property of Malcolm
McDonald, a former railroad contractor.