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The Madras pioneer
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 1911.
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CRASH INTO POLE
Fred Zell Has Narrow Es
cape From Death
SPECTACLE IS HORRIFYING
Intrepid Driver Steers Team Into Tele
phone Polo and Saves Himself
From Serious Injury
Gripping the reins as if in a
vise, his feet braced against the
dash board, Fred - Zell, alias
"Sharkey,." had a narrow escape
from death last Tuesday morning
when the team he was driving
became frightened and crashed
into a telephone pole in front of
the Central Oregon Mercantile
The team started from the rear
of W. P. Hammer's store where
Fred had just hooked onto a new
wagon. They immediately start
ed to plunge and kick and by the
time they reached the main street
the maddened steeds were be
yond control. Attracted by the
noise as the horses tore down the
street, men and women rushed
from the stores to witness the
uneven struggle between man
and beast. Several bystanders
waved their hands frantically in
hopes that it would check the
speek of the now thoroughly in
furiated and frightened horses
that were fairly aeroplaning
down the street. Headed for the
telephone pole, it looked like cer
tain destruction for the intrepid
drayman, and the more timid
ones unable to gaze at the horri
fying spectacle turned their
heads when the crash, came.
Not so with Fred. He knew
better than the rest what his in
tentions were. He figured that
to bump against the telephone
pole and bring the team to a stop
would be better than to take a
chance on being thrown or drag
ged to his death along the public
highway. In relating his exper
ience afterward Fred said he re
membered nothing of what was
going on about him; that it seem
ed to him as if he were peering
into the golden hence, and how
it would seem to have loving
hands bear him to his last roast
Dr. Pale had a narrow escape
from serious injury Wednesday
afternoon when a speeder on
which he was traveling came in
contact with a freight train near
Pelton. The doctor had been
called to attend a sick man in
the railroad camp there and was
making the trip on a speeder.
When a short distance from Pel
ton they were overtaken by the
train and barely had time to es
cape with their lives by jumping
from the speeder down the em
bankment. The speeder was
smashed to splinters when hit by
the heavy freight. Neither the
doctor nor the man operating the
machine were injured.
P. T. "Tommy" Atkins and
Orlio Hale left Tuesday morning
for their homestead's at Summer
Lake. They expect to be gone
for a month or six weeks. Both
of these gentlemen have claims
in the artisian belt and predict
in a few years that all land in
the vicinity of Summer Lake will
come under irrigation.
Mr. Woodward, agent at the
O.-W. R. & N. depot for several
months, left Monday for Port
land. His place was taken by
J. S. White who was transferred
hejfrom, Cascade i Locks,. , , . ,,
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V I UlS MAJESTY KING TURK: 1 U
Many Shoot and Raffle
LADIES SERVE BIG DINNER
Lengthy Program Carried Out by
School Children Festivities Close
With Masquerade Dance
The jsual ceremonies attend
ant at Thanksgiving were ob
served in Madras today. Ever
since the first of the the spirit of
Thanksgiving Day has been a
broad, the one vital question
above all others being a desire
on the part of the male inhabit
ants to get a turkey for the "big
feed." Turkey shoots were held
during the day and raffling at
night was indulged in. Many se
cured turkeys in this' manner at
bargain day prices. The more
careful ones, however, bought
their birds outright at the mar
ket, thus eliminating any chance
of losing out.
The customary church services
were dispensed with. In small
towns union services are gener
ally conducted, but in the ab
sence of pastors from all the
churches except the Methodist,
Rev. Pacey deemed it best not
to hold morning services at all.
The ladies of the Methodist
church served an excellent
Thanksgiving dinner in tho
Sweeting building to a large
number of people.
. Yesterday afternoon the pupils
of the Madras school took part
in a program of Thanksgiving
recitations and essays. About
thirty visitors were present
while the program was being
All the stores closed promptly
at noon to allow the clerks and
others to gather around the fes
tive board at their respective
The annual Thanksgiving mas
querade dance drew a large
crowd, people attending from
Haycreek, Lamonta, Grizzly!
Culver, Metolius and Agency
40 DAYS NEEDED
TO INSTALL SYSTEM
Plan is to Build Pens On the Ranch and
Mix Poison With Wheat or Chop
and Place in Enclosure
Erglneor Hammond Has Finished All
Details Mr. Jeffry Will Person
ally Superintend Work
It is expected thnt material for con
struction of the water system will ar
rive here in u few days. Mayor How
ard W. Turner returned from Portland
this evening and announced that every
thing was progressing nicely. The En
ginoor, It. E. Hammondhas finished the
details and submitted the list of ma
terials needed to tho contractors, Jeffry
& Uufton. Mr. Jeffry will personally
superintend tho work and he confident
ly expects to have the job finished in, 40
days after work commences. This is
in accordance with their contract with
Mrs. T. Mann and daughter,
Mrs. S. H. Fike, of Vancouver,
Wash., are visiting their daugh
ter and sister, Mrs. E. L. Milner.
E. M. Strong, representative
of the Oregon Life Insurance Co.,
was in Madras Saturday drum
ming up business in his line.
Members of the Farmers' Un
ion through Dr. Snook have or
dered 560 ounces of strychnine,
valued at $364, for use in exter
minating jack rabbits. The poi
son is expected here about the
10th of December.
While it is necessary to be
very careful in distributing the
strychnine in the favorite haunts
of the rabbit, there is no more
effective remedy known for com
bating these destructive pests.
Sixty-nine determined farmers
have orders for the poison, and
besides what has been ordered
Dr. Snook will have a few extra
ounces in case others want some
who did not get in on the origin
The most effective way to pre
pare the poison at this time of
the year is to mix it with choo
or wheat. It is pretty generally
understood that tho farmers will
build a pen or several pens at
different points on the ranch and
put m a quantity of hay, to at
tract the attention of Mr. Rabbit.
and when once he gets inside the
enclosure it will be an easy mat
ter for him to find the poisoned
chop or wheat.
Dr. Snook and others have
tried the strychnine method for
killing rabbits and they say that
if handled properly, tho amount
ordered is sufficient to kill every
rabbit in the county. The result
will be watched with interest.
IN COMING ELECTION
Frank Stangland Endors
ed for Marshal
TWO TICKETS NOMINATED
Fred' Da via Unable to Servo Because
ot Postmaslershlp Both Tlcketa "
There will be two tickets, .in...
tho field at the city election to..-,
be held next Tuesday for the .
purpose of electing three coun
cilmen for a term of two years,
and a city marshal. The first -caucus
was held Monday night
at Sanford's hall. There was a .
large crowd present and after..;
electing Lewis Iriving temporary
chairman, the following names
were presented to fill the vacan
cies of the three councilmen ..
whose term of office expires on .
the first of January: Fred Davis,
J. L. Campbell, Tom Tucker, A.
C. Sanford, B. Randolph, Wm.
Esselstyn, O. A. Pearce, Dr.
Long and W. R. Cook.
The balloting on these men
yielded the following vote: Fred
Davis, 43; J. L. Campbell, 40;
. C. Sanford, 33; Wm. Essel
styn, 7; W. R. Cook, 12; B. Ran
dolph, 13; O. A. Pearce, 12; Dr.
Long, 8; no ballots were cast for
Mr. Tucker, he having announced
his withdrawal before the ballot
ing commenced. Davis, Camp
bell and Sanford, receiving the
highest vote were declared the
For city marshal, Frank Stang
land, present incumbent, Jack
Hardy and Fred Zell were placed
in nomination. Following is the
result of the balloting: Stang
land, 45; Hardy, 12; Zell, 3. Mr.
Stangland receiving the highest '
vote was declared the winning
candidate. On motion of J. W.
Robinson, Mr. Stangland's vote
was made unanimous.
It developed after the Monday
night caucus that because of his
postmastership, Fred Davis was
ineligible to hold public office,
and a second meeting was held
at the the Madras Townsite Co.'s
off ce Wednesday night to nomi-
nate a man to take Mr. Davis'
place. After the meeting was
called to order, O. A. Pearce was
chosen to fill the place made va
cant by Mr. Davis' withdrawal.
It was then decided to put a full
ticket i:i the field and W. R.
Cook and B. Randolph were
nominated to make up the bal
ance of the ticket. On motion,
urank btangland was unanimous
ly endorsed for city marshal.
The name of the second ticket is
The Greater Madras Citizen's
Ticket. The meeting was pre
sided over by D. H. Williams.
The candidates on both tickets
are capable business men who
understand and will work for the
best interests of the community.
Walter O'Neil WAS 11 n -Ffnm
Madras Monday to visit with his
family and look after his chicken
ranch near this city. He says
uie urm oi u jNeii bros. company
is preparing to go out of the
wholesale liquor business at Mad
ras, it having become unprofit
able since railroad work is fin
ished Mr. O'Neil ia getting
ready to embark in the poultry
business next year on a good big
scale, and he can hardly fail to
make good at it as chickens and
eggs are always salable.-Prine-ville