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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1911)
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1911.
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Shaniko Business Mouses and Public School Close Out of
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and he pulled a .32 calibre auto
matic revolver from his pocket
and shot his friend down in cold
blood. The fatal shot entering
Willing hands bore the wound
ed man to his home and medical
aid summoned. The doctors ad
vised an operation and at 10:10 a
special train bearing the banker
and his wife, who was nearly
prostrated over the affair, pulled
out of Shaniko for The Dalles
where it was hoped an operation
would spare his life. The train
reached there at 1:30 and the
operation was performed immed
iately. The shot was fatal how
ever, and but for a brief rally
after the operation, began to
sink and at 4:30 a. m. breathed
The body was brought to
Shaniko where the funeral was
held yesterday. Business was
suspended and the school closed
during ceremony. The remains
were taken to Albany, where the
final obsequies will take place
and he will be laid to rest beside
one of his children whft" died
there afew years ago. Besides
the widow one child about a year
old is left to mourn his untimely
Sheriff Crisman of The Dalles
was notified and Howell will be
taken to the county jail there to
await trial on the charge of mur
der in the first degree. He re
moved from Shaniko to Portland
recently and has a wife and two
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Purpoao Is to Dotermlno Where Are
Best Sltos for Storago
A party of government engi
neers engaged in making a pro
file survey of tho Deschutes river
from Pringfc Falls, above Bend,
to the, Columbia river, are camped
in town this week and for the
next two weeks will work down
the river from this point. The
engineers are in charge of A. T.
Fowler and assistant P. Hegdall.
The object of tho survey is to
determine where are the best
sites for reservoirs and the
amount of horsepower that can
be generated at the several nat
ural power sites. Another, party
under Chief Engineer Taylor is
working this way from the Co
lumbia river and the two parties
oxpect to meet each other some
time in December.
LIFE DEPENDS ON
Slayer of McAllister On
Trial for Murder
DEAD MAN'S FRIENDS MANY
Testimony Against Robinson Circum
stantial Riley Convicted of
On the testimony of Ruth Rob
inson, an 18-year-old girl, hangs
the liberty and perhaps the life
of her brother, Ernest Robinsoi.,
on trial at Prineville this week
on the charge of having mur
dered Louis McAllister at the
Ochoco mines May 9. Ruth was
the only witness of the shooting
and will testify that her brother
killed McAllister in self-defense.
The testimony of the state
against Robinson is entirely cir
cumstantial. According to the
story of the girl, McAllister was
standing near the mine quarters
when Robinson charged him with
having "jumped" his gold mine.
Miss Robinson will testify that
McAllister made an attempt to
strike her brother with a heavy
shovel and that both believed he
was about to draw his revolver.
The dead man is well known
throughout Crook county and had
many friends. .
J. L. Riley who ran down
Louie Long, a Spokane pugilist
in an automobile and shot him to
death near Redmond, was con
victed of manslaughter.
Wesley McCcHlum on trial for
alleged boot-legging was ac
quitted. YOUNG MMEETS
Tom Sumner Meets Tragic End While
Hunting Rabbits at
Homer D., Angell, an attorney
of Portland, was in Madras Mon
day adjusting somo matters for
tho Merchants Protective Asso
ciation of Portland, ,
Thomas Sumner, a young man
about 21 years of age, was found
dead last Sunday afternoon on
Grizzly lying under juniper tree,
his head having been blown off
with a shotgun.
Only meager details of the ac
cident could be obtained here.
No one knows just how it hap
pened. The young man took his
shotgun and went to Grizzly to
hunt Sunday morning, and it is
understood friends of his accom
panied him on the trip. He be
came separated from his com
panions during the day and late
in the afternoon they stumbled
onto his body as it lay in the po
sition above described.
The young man had evidently
become foot sore and sat down
under the tree to rest and took
off one his shoes, removed his
sock and had then put his shoe
back on. It was after this that
tho accident happened for the
sock and shotgun were lying by
his side when found. The cor
oner and sheriff were notified
and the remains taken to Prine-
The deceased was a son of Wm.
Sumner, well known farmer of
Grizzly, and a grandson of Judge
J. C. Sumner.
Mrs. S. Shultz and daughters
and Mrs. J. D. Bolter come over
from their homes on Trout Creek
evening to attend .the entertain
ment given by the ladies at San
HERE NEXT WEEK
Madras Awaits Coming
of Farm Experts
BIG RECEPTION IS PLANNED
Farmers Preparing to Attend En
Masso Whon the Train Arrives .
Saturday, November 4
The chief anxiety among far
mers in this locality now is wait
ing for the Farmers' Special
Demonstration Train which will
arrive in Madras over the O.-W.
R. & N. Saturday, November 4.
The lectures and demonstrations
will commence at 10:00 o'clock
in the morning and continue un
til 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon.
The Farmers Union here took
the matter up at a meeting about
a week ago and they state that
without single exception every
member will be present and that
hundreds of farmers who are not
members will be present.
A few days ago R. B. Miller,
traffic manager of the O.-W. R.
& N. Co., who arranged the trip,
sent out a letter to every farmer
living adjacent to the territory
to be covered by the train asking
him to attend the demonstration,
to confer with the officials and
instructors in charge and to pre
sent to them those particular
problems that have caused the
greatest difficulties. Posters ad
vertising the train were sent out
by the Madras Commercial Club
a few days ago and the advertis
ing the event is receiving from
other sources should bring out a
POSTAL SAVINGS BANK
Deposits for the First Twelve Hours
Amounts to $273 Mayor Turner
Makes First Deposit
Deposits at the postal savings
bank for the first twelve hours
of operation amounted to $273.
This is a pretty good showing
considering that nothing was
said in the local paper concern
ing the bank since it was first
announced about a month ago,
and very few people are aware
that the bank has opened for
All of the amounts received at
the bank were small, thus indi
cating that already there is a
long list of depositors. Mayor
Howard W. Turner made the
first deposit, starting an account
A complete set of the rules
and regulations governing the
bank will be printed in next
Tillman Reuter States in Letter That College Pro
fessors From Many States Compliment the
Excellent Exhibit From This County
Charles H. Crofoot and family
of the Agency Plains leave to
morrow for a visit with friends
and relatives at Maupin.
Thomas Alderdyce and wife
came down from their ranch near
Opal City Thursday and brought
a notable display of farm pro
ducts including three different
varieties of apples and a sample
of beans that were just as treshed
from the vines, which were equal
to many crops grown in moister
climates. Mr. Alderdyce's or
chard is one of the first that was
set out in this section and while
the trees are only five years old
there is quito a quantity of fruit
on them this season.
CROOK COUNTY AWARDED
FOURTEEN FIRST PRIZES
MADRAS FARMERS LEAD IN PRIZE WINNING
Will Return With Many Photographs of Exhibits From All Parjsbf
the World Taken at the Sixth International Dry Farming
Congress Just Ended at Colorado Springs, Colo. f y
Crook county established a rep
utation at the Dry-Farming Con
gress just ended at Colorado
Springs, Colo., winning 14 first
prizes; 16 second prizes, and 3
third prizes, for produce gath
ered and sent there by Tillman
Reuter, delegate from this coun
ty. The prizes were distributed
Tillman Reuter, Madras
10 first prizes
12 Second prizes
2 third prizes
Miss Rosa Reuter. Madras
2 first prizes
1 second prize
R. Monner, Madras
2 first prizes
1 second prize
Walter Arney, Madras
1 third prize
A. G. Kibbe, Haycreek "
1 second prize p.
G. H. Lafollette, Prineville-1 '
1 second prize f
A remarkable thing in connec
tion with the. above is the fact
that of the 33 prizes awarded to
this county, Madras farmersVtook
31 of them. The last two named
persons being residents of Hay
creek and Prineville respectively.
There is also one first prize out
standing yet to be awarded.
Mr. Reuter states in his letter
to The Pioneer that the Crook
county exhibit made an excellent
showing and many congratula
tions were received from college
professors of the different states
who were present. He also sai a
that he will have photographs of
the exhibits on display in Mad
ras after his return.
PIE AUCTION SALE
TOO MUCH CREDIT
HURTS W. F. HAMMER CO.
Ladies of Christian Church Piomisc
Something Interesting for Night
of October 31st
While the small boy is busyyjg him-'
Belf by stealing your clothes line or re
moving the front gate, the ladies of the
Christian church will be auctioning off
choice home made pies to the highest
bidder on Hallowe'en night, Tuesday,
The pie auction sale will be conducted
along the same lines as a basket social,
the pie going to the highest bidder and
the lucky purchaser enjoys the gratify
ing sensation of sitting down at a table
and eating the pie with the good look
ing manufacturer. The sale will com
mence early in the evening and con
tinue until all the pies have been auc
tioned off. The social will be held in
the Arentz building.
AFTER OREGON CATTLE
Green & Farnsworth of Plymouth and
Kent, Wash., Buy Five Car Loads
In Crook County
Green & Farnsworth, extensive
cattle buyers of Plymouth and
Kent, Wash., bought 150 head of
choice young beef cattle last
week and drove them to Madras
where they were loaded on cars
and shipped to Portland. The
cattle were bought from farmers
on Willow and Hay creek and
were shipped over the Oregon
The buyers experienced some
difficulty after the cattle were
put in the yards; the frisky
beasts breaking down the fence
and hitting for the range again.
They were rounded up after a
couple of days however without
the loss of a single animal.
It is understood that this is tho
first of several bands of cattle
these gentlemen have bought and
will bring to Madras for shipment.
Present Intention of tho Company la
to Sell for Cash and Materially
Reduce Their Large Stock
Owing to poor crops in this section
the past season collections have been
slow, consequently many farmers have
failed to settle their accounts, which
has caused the temporary financial em-
harassment of the firm of V. P. Ham
mer Co. Mr. Hammer, president of the
company returned from Portland the
last of the week, having made satisfac
tory arrangements for continuing the
business as heretofore. It is under
stood there will be competent help pro
cured from Portland, who will have
charge of the books and collections with
the present corps of elllcient clerks. It
is the intention to sell for cash or its
equivalent, and the large stock mater
ially decreased. With the present pr b
pects for an abundant crop and good
business outlook for Central Oregon it
is anticipated there will be no furthor
events of this nature to chronicle.
CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT
OF HOTEL MADRAS
W. C. Moore, Well Known Hotel Man
and Former Proprietor Assumes
Charge Zogg Leaves
The Madras Hotel changed hands last
Saturday, Fred Zogg, the owner leas
ing the property to W. C. Moore, a well
known hotel man and former proprietor
of the MadraB and Hahn hotels.
It is the intention of the new man
ager to make several chunges and
operate a strictly up-to-date and modern
ho3tlery. He has already made several
needed improvements in the dining
room and kitchen, and is giving his pat
rons a first-class service. Mr. .Moore
quit the hotel businesa here a couple of
years ago anu lias since devoted his
time to farming.
Mr Zogg left by wagon, ucompunit.d
by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hinton Wednebday
morning for the Summer Lake country
in the Southern part of the state to
look for homestead land.
Rev. C. A. Sias left Friday
morning for Spokane on a short
business trip, .