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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 2, 1911)
Balfour Guthrie Co.
Bought at a P'ts
anything in our lino.
Office in Madras, Oregon
NO. 3061 .
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5-croM Panel Dojm, Gift quality $U0
Qyarter-round, fi-in.. per 100 ft. 30 ct.
Cedar Siding, 4 ftnd 5ft.. $ 8 per M.
Flooring. 4 and 5 ft. . . $1 1 per M.
Drop Siding, 4 and 5 ft. . $11 per M.
All No. I and 2 good Aandaid flock.
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MADRAS MEAT MARKET j
J. L. Campbell.
I Wholesale and Retail Dealers :
! FEESH CXTEID MEATS
! We have the best line of Fresh Meats in the country i
! ALL KINDS OF GARDEN VEGETABLES IN THEIR SEASON :
Eastern Oregon Country
(By CYRUS II. WALKER)
TOMMY McCORMACK, Prop.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
FURNISHED ROOMS New and Up-to-Date Quarters
THE DALLES, ORE.
European Plan New nnd Modern
105 Rooms, Single and En Suite, with Bnth
Hot and Cold Running Water
Elevator and Sample Rooms
Telephone in Every Room
liar and Restaurant
PETER KUEHNLING, Manager
1. O. O. F. Lodge
Meets every Saturday
night. Strangers are wel
come. Tillman Reuter, N. G.
Lewis H. Irving, Secretary
Central Oregon Land Company t
A. C. SANFORD, Manager
Real Estate and Farm Loans
If you want to sell, list with me. If you want to buy,
v I have the best bargains. Try me and see.
Editor's Notc-The author of the
following history about Central Oregon
la remembered by many of the old timers
still living in this section.
Much is being written about
good roads and a Pacific highway
from British Columbia through
to California, passing the Will
amette valley and Southern Ore
gon; and to raise for all this
work, as I understand it, the
plan is by an initiative law to
bond Oregon for $2,000,000 per
annum or $20,000,000 for ten
years, bonds to run for thirty
years. The question arises in my
mind: Where will Eastern Ore
gon come in, especially on the Pa
cific highway project, if some of
the funds raised are used for
that purpose? This highway
would be of little if any benefit
to Eastern Oregon, and it would
seem there would be decided ob
jecuons to oeing taxed to pay
interest on these bonds and even
tually to help redeem them.
Again, when once a good road is
made in Eastern Oregon it would
remain good very much longer
than in our wetter western cli
mate; and, also, in most sections
the first cost would be much less
than with us. Still more likely
would be the objection on the
part of Eastern Oregon, should
there be a state formed out of all
Oregon east of the Cascade
mountains. This is more than
probable long before the thirty
years have expired on bonds.
The summit of the mountains
above named is a natural di
vision, with boundaries already
established between Western. Ore
gon counties and those of the
The new state perhaps would
be called "New Oregon" in order
to get as large a slice as possible
from the ever-increasing famous
name of Oregon.
We have New Mexico. There
can be a "New Oregon." The
"New Oregon" will then surely
object to keeping up her end of
the bond issue, unless it can be
arranged to relieve her of the
burden of taxation therefor.
Of the seventy-three years of
my life, nearly twenty-five years
have been spent east of the Cas
cade mountains the first nine of
which in what is now Washing
ton, 1838-47; one year soldiering
in the wilds of Idaho, 1865-66;
and fifteen were at or near the
Warm Springs Indian Agency in
Crook county most of the time
as a government employe, as
agency clerk eight years, super
intendent and principal teacher
agency boarding school three
years, acting agent several
months, besides filling other po
sitions temporarily. In the fall
of 1879 I made a special deposit
of over $300 to have the northern
part of the agency plains sur
veyed and assisted my brother,
C. L. Walker of Forest Grove, to
survey the same, he getting the
contract. I then entered land
along the Deschutes river the
first entered for at least twenty
miles either up or down, north or
south, on either side of the river.
Upon this I made improvements
and, being "owled" out of ser
vice during Cleveland's adminis
tration (I was then a Republican),
I resided unon this land two
years, 1887-89. Here my eldest
son, Clifford Wheeler Walker,
was born, December 12, 1888. I
also owned the agency ferry (as
it was then called) across the
Deschutes, but sold the same
some years before leaving the
agency. I hired Indians to make
the first road into Willow Creek
basin where Madras now stands.
This was our nearest route from
Agency to Prineville, forty-five
Before returning to this valley
in July, 1892, I sold out my land
ed interests for $1000. Since the
railroad has been built up the
Deschutes, passing through this
land I am told it could not be
bought for $25,000. This is only
one time in my life that I ' 'missed
it by not staying with it.
Another time was when, in the
spring of 1863, a partner and my
self took forty head of milch
cows up into Umatilla county
and settled upon upper Birch
creek and made butter for the
Boise mines, getting $1 perpound,
but in the fall I sold out and re
turned to "God's country," as
this valley was then called by
miners. Having thus live! in
Eastern Oregon, known its cli
mate, so different from ours here,
seen its "magnificent distances"
and splendid opportunities, I can
not but be loyal to her interests
and shall ever rejoice in her up
As an Oregonian I know no
sectionalism and shall always be
a "booster" for all Darts of our
peerless Oregon," and Idaho
and Washington too, since in
God's providence I was born in
the "Old Oregon" of which they
were once a royal part.
New Fall and Winter Millinery
Ladies' and Children's Sweaters, Aviation Caps and Shawls
New line of
ART NEEDLE WORK IN ALL THE LATEST DE
SIGNS. EMBROIDERY MATERIALS
Optical Goods a Specialty
MRS. ISA E. B. CROSBY
Appeal is Made to O.-W.
R. & N. Company
CHOOSE CENTRAL OREGON
Company Prefets Large Tract In One
Piece Which Fliey Propose to Sub
Divide Into 80-Acre Tracts
CENTRAL LUMBER & SUPPLY CO.
FULL LINE OF
Roofings, Fence Posts, Tanks of All Sizes
Fence Posts, 16 to 20 inch, 7 feet, 17ic each.
Phone in your orders.
YrdB North of Stookyarda
Paul Garvin, Manager
Agent Woodward of the O.-W.
R. & N. Company is in receipt of
a communication this week from
General Passenger Agent Wm.
McMurray of Portland in which
the latter encloses a letter from
a Chicago syndicate who wants a
tract of land containing 100,000
acres in one tract if possible
which they propose to divide into
80-acre farms. Following is a
copy of the letter:
"A syndicate in Chicago is en
deavoring to locate 100,000 acres
of land in orje tract, if possible,
and which can be purchased for
less than $10 per acre, which
they propose to sub-divide into
eighty acre tracts, break up five
acres of the land, build a house
on same, furnish two horses and
a wagon, and one cow, and sell
same on the installment plan.
"Parties have looked over land
in Michigan and Wisconsin but
claim it does not suit them, and
will you not kindly advise if there
is any such tract along our line
which could be purchased at the
price indicated and oblige."
Agent Woodward has placed
the matter in the hands of local
real estate dealers and it is pos
sible that a piece of land such as
they would wisli can be secured.
Anyone knowing of such a tract
will confer a favor by advising
For pains In the side or chest dampen a
plocn of tlnnnol with Chamberlain's Linl.
ment nnil hind It on over thu sent of puln,
There Is nothing butter. For sale b K.
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EflK Banking Co.
FOREIGN' EXCHANGE BOUGHT AND POT.D
DRAFTS ON ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD
Cap tal Stock, $50,000
LARKIN HARNESS SHOP
Lap Robes Saddles
Low Price High Quality
Old Harness Taken in Payment On New Harness
LARKIN HARNESS SHOP J
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I have some of the finest farms in Central
Oregon listed. Both irrigated and dry land.
Loans and Insurance
V Metolius - - Oregon 2
Is now Reached via the Deschutes Branch
Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company
ror oom rassenger ana freight Traffl.. to and from Madras
Melohus, Culver, Opal City, Redmond. Bend and
other Central Oregon pomta
" Opal City
7:50 a m.
12:40 a in.
6:00 p m.
6:30 p m.
Leave Op 1 City
Arrive Deschutes Jet
" The Dulles
8:15 a m.
Auto and regular stage connections to La Pine, Fort Rock RIW i t,
Prineville, Bu,ns, Klamath Fall and other inland pSSlS '
The Direct Quick : and Natural Route between Port
land and All Pnlnc -- rui 1
.... . w... ,tl vcutrm uregon
Call on any O.-W. R & N. Agent for any isformat.on desired, or address
General Passenger Agent