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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1912)
is the business center for the entire Northern
Crook County district, and is the first town
of importance readied via the O.-W. R. &
N. and the Oregon Trunk Railway after the
Columbia River is left behind. Since the
coming of the railroads its growth has been
steady and substantial. It offers to its resi
dents the comforts and facilities of modern
civilization numerous churches, progressive
grade and high schools, well-stocked stores
and a substantial bank, close communication
with the outside world, a city water system
affording adequate fire protection and an
abundance of pure water for domestic uses,
and, soon to be installed, electric lights and
power. A flouring mill manufactures a most
excellent quality of flour, and numerous ware
houses provide marketing and storing facili
ties for the products of the district.
Madras and icinity offer exceptional at
tractions to the homBseeker and the investor.
Present values are in keeping with production.
n. i . .1 l i t.U -.roe Orpnrnn interior, in iYie VMh .1
oituatea at me gateway iu luc vi -6 , ... vul01tne
moft fertile dry farming country in the Northwest, Northern Crook County,
whose products have received prize after prize at the Dry harming Shows.
Wherever Madras products have been exhuV The prize-winning products of Northern
rooK county are noi limuea to gram alone,
Under the methods of scientific tillage practiced by the farmer of
today, the diversified crops of the Amciican farm arc produced in
like profusion and quality. Alfalfa, the richest of forage crow
is an important lactor in making the larmcr s profits,' and Corn
Fruit, Potatoes, and Vegetables of all kinds arc sure and profitable!
Poultry and Live Stock thrive, and animal health ranks high.
CROOK COUNTY WON SWEEPSTAKES AT LETHBRIDGE
ited they have taken the lion s share of prizes.
They have entered into competion with the best specimens that
could be procured from the fields of the most productive dry farms
in the west, from localities where dry farming is a much older in
dustry than it is in Northern Crook County. , The transformation
of this great territory from range to farm is a process that has oc
cupied far less than a decade.
will take pleasure in furnishing you with any desired information concerning Madras and the
Northern Crook County country from which the prize-winning dry farmed produdts come
I CTfCP and will be ready to give many
LLI ILli insDirinjr talks and much helpful
Government Will be Asked to Pay
Half ths Expenses of a Survey
of the Deschutes River
Through the efforts of J. N.
Teal, the Government will be ask
ed to subscribe one half of $100,
090 from the reclamation fund
for a thorough survey of the De
chutes river to deterrnine its pow
er and irrigation possibilities.
..The state will, it is proposed,
raise the remainder of the fund.
The fir annual convention of
th 2 Oregon Electrical Contractors
Association will be held in Port
land December 17-18. The in
eresting program has been pre
pared, consisting of addresses
that will be of value to all attend
ing. Many entertainment feat
ures have been arranged.
A "Made in Oregon" dinner
held by the Oregon Manufact
urers Association in Portland
this week called attention to the
importance of home industries
an 11 o sted state made pro
ducts. The value of such a
movement is apparent but the
necessity remains of sufficiently
n messing it upon Oregon
The Willamette Va'ley wants
the tolls taken off the locks at
jOre ron City, as provided for in
an .reement reached some time
ago by the War Department and
the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Co , whereby the locks
will be purchased for $375,000.
The abstract of title is said not
to be complete and much delay
has already been caused. Com
mercial bodies of the valley lnve
taken steps to hasten the transfer.
The Christian Endeavor Socie
ti ;s of Crook County are plann
ing to have a rousing county
convention at Prineville Dec. 14
15. Prineville wishes an oppor
tunity to show her hospitality
upon this occasion and urges
every society to send as many de
legates as possible.
f It is expected that State Presi
dent Baker, District Supt. Spra
.gue and H, H. Rottman the new
f ly appointed field secretary of
, the Northwest U. S. and Western
Canada will be at this Convention
Plans have been set on foot for
making the 1913 Rose Festival
the biggest thing in the history
of Portland. It is expected to
spend more money on the coming
festival than ever before and to
provide lavish entertainment for
the thousands of visitors.
Land and dairy shows have the
center of the stage this week in
Portland and many visitors are
in attendance. Prize dairy stock
and dairy products may be seen
at North Portland and the varied
wealth of Pacifice Northwest
soil is collected at East Morrison
and Ev.il First streets were
splendid fruits, vegetables
grains .grasses, etc. are display
ed. Both shows are well attend
ed and the exhibits are of a very
That the experiment farms
maintained in Eastern Oregon
under the supervision of the Ore
gon Agricultural College have ac
complished as much as weather
conditions permitted during the
season ifr bringing record crops to
that part of the state is the be
lief of those in close touch with
the work being done. This state
ment is based on the fact that
crops raised at the experiment
farms and by farmers under the
direction of the college experts,
yieded from 20 to 30 per cent
larger returns than was secured
under old methods
Special attention has been paid
lo growing corn and field peas,
both crops being successful.
Their great value to Eastern
Oregon is that they improve the
soil by keeping it free from
weeds if not actually adding to
its fertility, and besides, give
great encouragement to the live
stock industry, one of the most
important assets of that section
of the state.
Don't let the merchant mix your oprgs
with oiIilth aud Bell them all for ynura.
Don't let ht'UH ninko their nestH un
der the buildings or lu tlie horse Bta
Don't allow visiting during laying
bourn. Ileus knock off laying when
Don't mnrk your poultry with paint
when n toe punch la better aud mark
cau't come off.
Don't keep eggu In a tight vessel.
Bpreud on a truy In a well ventilated,
cleun. coo) room und market early.
Don't neglect to change witter often
If feeding dry iduhIi, uh particles of
jiMHb from bird' hills sour the water.
SPENCER'S CHINESE CLIENT.
How the Celestial Adapted Hlnrnlf to
The "Knave" in the Oukland Tribune
has published several anecdotes about
the late Denuls Spencer of Napa, who
was noted aa a lawmaker, orator and
lawyer. The foUowlug story is particu
One day there entered his offlco In
Napa a bright looking, well dresse.
Chinaman. Ho took a chair and pro
ceeded straight to the point:
"You Mr. Spencer, the big lawyer?"
"How much you charge to defend a
"For what crime?" , L. 1 4) .
"Five hundred dollars."
The Chinaman said bo would call
A few days later ho returned to Spen
cer's office, gravely placed 5000 In coin
-n the der.k before the astonished at
torney aud sal.l:
-All lite. I kill 'Im."
Spencer defended and acquitted him.
What H Wanted to Know.
The Glib Salesman Yed. our new
plane Is absolutely novel. You can float
at a high altltudo with perfect ease
nnd yod can float on the water without
a thought of dauger.
The Prospective Buyer Tea, hut
what's likely to happen to you between
the altitude and tbo water? Cleveland
Waitino For Her.
nis wife (who has Just returned
from a short vlBlt to tbo country)
John, fancy these poople still having a
He You're quite wrong, my dear.
They've Ju8t got out their tickets this
morning again, when they beard that
you'd got back 1 London Opinion.
Miss Simpson Kin you cut mah in
itials on dc Ice. Mistah Johnson? Mah
name's Gertrude Llzboth Agnes May
Gladys Penelope Dorothy Simpson.
Mr. Johnson (dubiously) Waal. I
could do (Int. Miss Simpson, but it
would spoil do pond fo' skatln'. Puck.
MI know what reciprocity is, pop."
"Supposo you tell mo, then, uonV"
"When tbo doctor goes to see sick
peoplo ho pays them visits, don't he?"
"And then tbo visits pay tbo doctor,
don't they?" Baltimore American.
Above Hie Station.
Corporal (to soldier reporting sick)
What's tbo matter with you?
Tommy Palu In my abdomen.
Corporal Abdomen! Abdomen, In
deed! Youdon't 'nvo no abdomen; you
'uvo u stomlck. It's ouly orflccrB what
'ns abdomens. Boston Transcript.
Navvy Yuh, doctor, I still got that
Doctor Does it hurt you much7
Navvy Yuh: It gives a nwful twlngo
every time I twist
Doctor But you mustn't twist
Navvy 1 don't. Punch.
Money to Loan, on good ap
proved farm security. Inquire
of Howard W, Tumor, ,
De ton c. burdick
Petitions in Bankruptcy.
Offlco Cltliem Stnte MET0LIUS,
Attorney At Law
fj C. COLLVER
CHA5. HOBSON, Prop.
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Blue PrintTownship Plats
Corrected up tod ate, showing names
of entrymen, vacant land nvurs und
creeks, CO cents each.
Land Scripts For Salo
For Bccurinf? titlo to ull kinds of Gov
ernment land without rcsidonco or im
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