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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 2, 1911)
ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR RENT Six rooms for light
housekeeping on second floor. Rent
reasonable to the right party. Inquire
of Glenn Loucks s21tf
FOR SALE A house and four lota
for less than cost on north side of Mad
ras. The house is well built but not
quite finished, the lots arc 50x100.
Must be sold at once. For information
write Ora Van Tassel, Vanora, Ore.
FARM LOANS!! Madras State Bank.
FOR SALE At the Pioneer Ottlce
Linil lUanks of all klivla; Carbon
and Typewriter paper, Installment
Sale contract. Notvs and Receipts.
MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS. Set
Mndrnn State Bank.
WHILE fence posts are not our
upecialty, we have a special price on
fence posts that we are sure will
interest you. iMadras Lumber Co. jy27
FOR RENT 160 acres on Little
Agency Plains, 140 tillable, less than 1
mile from Madras, 3 from Metohus; 70
acres now under plow; good place for
chicken or hog ranch, or potato grow
ing. Address A. L. Carson, 102 Front
St., Portland, Oregon. ol2-tf
Having taken over the stock of the
Madras Lumber Co.'s yard, we can give
our customers the benefit of the hauling
expense by quoting prices at the Madras
yard. If you are in need of fence posts
now is the time to buy before they are
moved. Yours to serve,
TU.M-A-LUM LUMBER CO.,
Wm. Esselstyn, Local Mgr.
TUCKER & CULP desire to state to
the public that they will grind plow
shares at their old shop on Saturday of
each week. Tucker & Culp. ol9-n9
Conducted at Oregon Ag
WHITE LEGHORNS USED
Chickens Used in Experiment Suffer
No Harm From Cold Weather and
Retain Good Health
FOR SALE One good young milk
cow, part Jersey. Inquire at this of
FuR SALE Four fine young brood
sows. Inquire of V. C. Young, Opal
City, Oregon. lt-pd
Just received a carload of nut coal.
Get your winter coal at once. Phone
or call at the Central Oregon Ice &
Cold Storage Co.
NOTICE To the person who re
moved those brick from the warehouse
near the O -W. R. & N. depot last Sat
urday, he will please call and settle or
be prosecuted. P. W. Ashley, agent
B hlfour-Guthrie Co.
Elite Tonsorial Parlors
NO LONG WAITS
B A TH S
Blue PrintTownship Plats
Corrected uptodate, showing names
of entrymen, vacant land, rivers and
creeks, 50 cents each.
Land Scripts For Sale
For securing title to all kinds of Gov
ernment lana without residence or im
provement, at lowest market prices.
Write us for particulars. All kinds of
Land office business a specialty. Twenty-five
years experience. Reference,
French & Co., Bankers.
Hudson Land Company
The Dalles, Oregon
FARM LANDS FOR SALE
Two sections of grain lands,
partly improved, wells, springs
and orchard on tracts. One sec
tion within one-half mile of
Opal City; other section one
mile further east. Terms rea
sonable. Address inquiries to
Interesting tests for egg lay
ing have been conducted at the
Oregon Agricultural College by
John H. Mack, a special poultry
student from Portland.
In these tests single-comb white
leghorns were used, five pullets
and a cockeral being given a run
of but 10x10 feet, in which space
was the house, so that they were
in close confinement. The house
was but a 6x31 foot brooder coop
rearranged for their use. Half
was used or roosting-quarters
and half for a scratching shed
This scratching shed was kept
well bedded with straw about 8
inches deep, and a large part of
the whole grain given the fowls
was fed here, though some was
fed in the yard to induce the fowls
to scratch outside when the
weather permitted. The front
of the house consisted of two
doors which were either - wide
open or partly so even in the
coldest winter weather. No ill
effects were noticed, and the egg
record and general vitality of the
flock showed that they were ben
efitted by the more nearly na
tural conditions, although the
cold sometimes seemed extreme
As the soil was rather heavy,
several incnes oi sawdust were
spread on the ground, so that
the chickens did not track in
cold, wet mud, and had a good
scratching place which dried rap
idly after a rain.
A dry mash was fed them in
hoppers, and whole grain, oats
in the morning and wheat in the
afternoon, strown in the litter.
The fowls ate only about one
third as much oats as wheat, but
as there were oats and barley in
the mash, they probably made up
deficiencies there. The mash,
which was fed dry and kept con
stantly before them, consisted of
two parts of bran to one of
ground corn and one of ground
oats and barley. Other hoppers
to which they had access all the
time held beef scrap, charcoal,
grit and ground shell. A good
supply of kale was kept before
them to pick at, and good fresh
water was always within easy
They were all apparently in
good health throughout the ex
periment, but on the last day the
pullet numbered 2 was found
dead in the pen without appar
ent cause, though she had been
laying up to that day.
The following record of the
amount and cost of the feed from
November to May is interesting
in the light of the production
records: 158 lbs. of wheat, $2.22;
nfi lbs. of oats. $.88: 13 lbs. of
bran. $.15: 7 lbs. of ground oats
and barley, $.10; 9 lbs. of beef
scran. $.32; 8 lbs. of charcoal,
$.04; 5 lbs. of grit, $.05; G lbs. of
shell, $.0G; G lbs. of ground corn,
$.09; total cost, $3.92.
Pullet No. 1 weighed 3 lbs. 8
ozs. at the beginning of laying,
and exactly the same at the end
of the experiment six months
later. She laid 113 eggs valued
at $2.35, averaging in weight
about 2.01 ozs. each. Pullet No.
2 weighed 3 lbs. 4 ozs. in the be
ginning, but gained 3 ozs. She
laid 112 eggs valued at $2.75,
averaging in weight 2.05 ozs.
each. Pullet No. 3 weighed 3 lbs.
2 ozs and gained 12 ozs. Site
laid 101 eggs valued at $2.39 and
averaging 2.08 ozs. each in
weight. Pullet No. 4 weighed 3
lbs. 12 ozs. in the beginning but
lost 3 ozs. She laid 113 eggs
valued at $2.94 and averaging
2.15 ozs. Pullet No. 5 weighed
3 lbs. 2 ozs. at the beginning and
but 2 lbs. 5 ozs. in May; her lay
ing record was 99 eggs valued at
$2.23 and averaging 1.8 ozs.
Thus it is seen that the total
expenditure for the five pullets
and the cockrel was but $3.92,
while the income from the eggs
was $12.66. leavincr a profit, if
the work in caring for the chick
ens is not counted, of $8.74.
Chamberlain's Stomach anil Liver Tab
lets do not f-ieken or f ! anil may be
taken with perfect safety by the most deli
cate woman or the youngest child The old
anil leehle will also tinil them a most suit
able remedy for niillns; and strengthening
their weakened digestion and for regulat
ing the bowels. For sale by M. E. Snook.
FILL ELIMINATES GRADE. "
Macadam Road From Cortland ta
Ithaca Nears Completion.
The above cut gives one an Idea of
the vast amount of work that has
been accomplished at the Gulf hill,
changing a steep, crooked road to a
straight macadamized highway with a
grade of about 7 per cent.
T'jIs Is on the road known as No.
GS3. Dryden'Cortlnnd, extending from
the Dryden village line, In Tompkins
county, N. Y., to the Cortland county
line, a distance of 3.SG0 miles. The
contract was let to J. McConnlcl; of
East Providence, It. 1. The engineer
ing wns In charge of A. L. Northrop
of Dryden. the division engineer's as
sistant for Tompkins county. The en
gineers on the work were L. E. Snyder
of Syraeuse-aud Harold Fox of Cairn-
The change of grade has been effect
ed by cutting away the tops of the
hills on either side and filling In the
valley between. The fill at the culvert
Is iwenty-llvo feet high, eighteen feet
above the old road bed. The culvert
THE UUhV Ulhh PI Lb.
LUMBER FOR SALE
Yes, we have lumber for sale, and for nearly all
purposes. If you are thinking of doing any building
it will pay you to see us, and we will quote you
LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES
Come and see us; let us figure with you and show
you some good things in lumber that will save you
money. Quality and Price We give the best of
both. We are prepared to furnish everything found
in a retail yard. Phone at your service.
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company
WM. W. ESSELSTYN, Local Manager
at the base of the fill Is a hundred
feet long, with a throat five feet across
both ways. In making the fill, which
Is about r00 feet In length, ll.OfX)
yards of earth were moved.
This Is Bald by state road men to ba
the largest Job of filling that has ever
been attempted on a state road In New
York, says the Dryden (N. Y.) Her.
aid. When the road was first surveyed
the engineers planned n different route,
not seriously considering the posslblll
ty of filling the valley, but after a
later survey the highway commission
directed that this plan ho used.
Those wno liave used the road Jn
the past will appreciate the change
of grade, as this was the only bad hill
between Dryden nnd Cortland, and
the automoblllst will make It on I ho
"high" without a bit of worry. When
this and the two sections of the Dry
den-Ithaca road are done there will be
a macadam rood nil the way from
Cortland to Ithaca, an Important link
In the system connecting central New
York with the southern tier.
The curves on this road are being
banked, which Is n new scheme In
macadam construction. The outer side
of the curve Is raised a little higher
than the Inner edge like a rnco track.
"1 do not believe there Is any other med
icine so good for whooping cough as Chnin
berlaln's Cough Iteniedy," writes Mrs.
Flaw-la Turpln, Junction City, Ore. This
remedy Is also unsurpassed for colds and
croup. For 6ale by M. IS. Bnook.
Attorney At Law
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Offivo la Drug Hloro,
Q C. COLLVER
JuBtico of tie Penoo
LEWIS H. IRVING p, T. ATKINS
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Ollice of U. W. Harnett.
Ora van tassel
Qt W. BARNETT
Collections a Specialty.
Wo P. MYERS
CULVER JUNCTION, OREGON
Practice in all courtu and Department
of the Interior.
i FOR YOUR WINTER'S f
- LI ..
ui icaauuuuic prices, delivered
at your door, the best coal on
uic niarKct, call or
Central Oregon Ice & Gold Storage
Your Orders Prompt Attention
! Transient Stock Given Best Ot
Feed And Gars
John T. Hoes
I). 1 1. Wylde
11. K. Wyld
CROOK COUNTY ABSTACT CO.
Complete tract Index to all land and
town Iota in ('rook comity. Alielraotn
made accurately oh nhort notice.
OH KG ON
HOWARD W. TURNER
U. S. COMMISSION
OR KM ON
EVERYTHING NEEDED la supplied at
this bargain pricu-nll tho material re
quired for tho construction of tliU ml
crn good-looking and comfortable cottage Wo
are independent dealers--not In any trust or
association. At this remarkably low quota
Hon wo Include all lumber. Bash nnd doors,
mlllwork. Biding, celling, flooring, nails, stair
work, finishing lumber, window frames, door
frames, building paper, eavra trough and
pipe, hardware, sash weights, painting mater
iais. roofing, plaster board, wall tint, etc.
.hoU' w,,Jch ls 0? Bo11'1' 'louble-con-tructlon
throughout. Is 2CVft.x25W ft. in
war"ranged.n1 uri'r,"n" and
Architects plans, npeclflcalions and full
details about construction are supplied.
Our free folder, which tells you all about
this houae is waiting for you. Ask for KoldcrK.
2232 Westiako Ave. SEATTLE. U.S.A.
For Good Farms
City Property and
SEE 0. W. BARNETT
OFFICE MAIN HTRKKT, MADKAB, OHKdON
Houses to Rent
Contractor & Buider
Ready Made Windows and
Door Frames. Shop First Door
West of Larkin's Harness Store
West of Main Street.
European Plan Newly Furnished Throughoufl
Bost Service Possible
Auto Service to All Points of ii
X A. E. Peterson
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T MADRAS. OREGON
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charms, necklaces, bracelets, luvaliera, chatelaine pins and dwohm.
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Tucker & Culp, Proprietors
Cigars, Tobacco, Confectionery
Smokers' Articles, News Stand
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to Eastern points: PuJret Sound and other
posits accepted for wesl-bound tickets to uu iu
tho east.' Details will bo furnished on request.
. IIOYDAR, Agent, MADRAS, ORB,