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THE MADRAS PIONEER
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Enteracl as second clas3 matter
August 29, 1904, at the Postof
fice at Madras. Orecron. under
the Act of Congress of March 3,
Thursday, December 26, 1912.
r Happy New Year
HPHIS beincrthe last issue of
1 The Madras Pioneer before
the end of the year 1912, we de
sire to take this cc asion to
thank our many patrons for their
patronage during the year about
to come to an end, and we are
also glad of the opporunitty to
be able to express this appreci
ation and to wish you all a happy
and prosperous "New Year."
During the past year this paper
h is enjoyed its share of prosper
ity, and to all of those who have
contributed to its support, finan
cially or otherwise, we are very
grateful, and it is our greatest
desire to have this publication
merit a continuance of your pat
ronage during the year about to
be ushered in upon us all.
We have tried to give o. r sub
scribers a good, clean paper, one
that has been complimented by
many strangers; however that
has not made us feel that we have
been giving too much for the
money, rather it has been pleas
ng to know that notice has been
taken, by those interested, of
Beginning with the next issue
of our paper we are going to en
deavor to improve, and publish
a still better paper during the
year 1913, and we earnestly solicit
yoir financial and moral support.
We are going to publish all of
the news of Central Oregon, all
the local news, editorials on the
leading topics, and many special
feature articles, that will be of
interest to our readers, prospect
ive settlers in Central Oregon,
"The farmer who works early
and late, who guided by wisdom
and experience, will leave his
home and all of its surroundings,
his fields and roads and barns
and dairies, his herd of cattle and
hisho.-ses alt in better condition
at the end of a year of toil than
at the beginning. Let him not
count his profit alone in the
money he has received. Let
him look about and estimate, if
he can, the value of the improved
conditions surronding him and
his family in their daily life. In
this way only can he determine
what his profits have been."
The above is an editorial par
agraph appearing in one of the
Homestead's exchanges, Home
Continued industry and appli
cation ana ooservation and per
sistency of purpose are necessary
to crown life at last with gray
h iirs and those things that should
accompany old age honor, love,
obedience and hosts of friends.
"A few years ago Mrs. Russell
Sage became greatly interested
in the work accomplished by the
Audubon Societies and gave sev
erai tnousana dollars which was
used to carry on educational
work in the schools in some of
the southern states where song
b'rJs had for many years been
killed as game birds. A short
time ago Mrs. Sage pui chased
Marsh Island- in Louisiana, a
tract of land containing .seventy
five thousands acres. This is
a great breeding ground for
wild fowl and also a vast resting
place for the flocks that migrate
from the north during the win
ter season, Mr3 Sage determin
ed to make a permanent wild
bird refu out of the island."
The Discontented Farmer
Thfi workincr canital of most
won tn Ho farmers has been ac
cumulated by the steady appli
cation of industry and busisness
tn tho Droblems of one
farm and one locality for a quar
tor nf n conturv or more. Their
land is twice' as valuable now as
it wns n 4cade aero, but that
has not benefited their every
day prosperity. With increased
valuation of land has come a
heavier tax and higher prices for
everything that must be bought
as well as better returns for farm
products. "These things balance
each other to such an extent that
it. is not the -sneculative feature
so much as the yearly field and
fead lot operations that form the
basis of most farm fortunes.
There is a dissatisfied element
among farmers. Some prefer to
chase the unfamiliar phantom,
rather than trudge steadily on
with their familiar work. They
believe the farm across the fence
is naturally more productive than
their own, and they are certian
that land in some other state
would rapidly stuff their pockets
with wealth. As an instance, a
New York inquirer writes that
the land in his county is run
down and that the city people
have run the price up to more
than it is worth. He believes poor
men could do better on new land
in Oklahoma or Arkansas!. If he
makes the change he may prosper
or he may fail completely, de
pending on his choice of a farm
and his success in meeting the
If he stays where he is and
p its into nis estaDiisnea iarm
ing so ne of the earnest thoughts,
the new ideas and the tireless
hustle to which he would be driv-
in a strange region, he can
make his old farm yield an in
come that he never believed was
possible. A man can wake up
f ii -
on an old iarm as wen as on a
new one, if he will. Industry
and good management will be re
warded in either place. The
rrouble is that some men need a
great shock, like the removal to
strange surroundings and the
loss of a part of their savings h'n
the expense of moving, to bring
them to their senses. Then they
get busy .and succeed, but at an
unnecessary initial cost.
The precedent for seeking un
familiar surroandings in which
to lay the founiah'on for a farm
fortune was established i i t1 e
days of unoccupied land, and it
has been followed later until
many students of farm conditions
assert that the price of compara
tively new land has now been
CDmmonly pushed to more than
i;iswbth. Keen farmers and
b-siness men of the middle West
and East can be cited who are
buying lands near by as offering
the best promise of returns both
under immediate occupancy and
for investment. It is worth
while to study present oppor
tunities well before discarding
them. Thousands of farms have
been bought by thrifty farmers
from neighbors who moved to the
cheaper lands. It is universal
experience that those who bought
the discarded farms have pros
pered. Breeders' Gazette, Chi
cago. Abstract Report
T. B. Tucker to Maggie E.
Tucker lots 8 9 10 11 sec. 12 10 12
Olive A. Eals to Geo. R. Eads
NENE10EJSW3SE NE 3 12 14
Ch'as. V. Duling to Ernest R.
Oliver NW NW 22 10 14 $650.
W.H.Cook to R A. Harvey lots
7 8 blk 48 Palmain.
O.H Belknap to W. O. Ralston
SE NW 8 13 13 $950.
Patents Nancy White NW
NE 22 10 14.
James M. Snyder Eh N Eh SW
21 9 10.
Nancy H. L2mon W N W, W
Geo. RfgnorNWSE23 1314.
Misc. ItemsArticles of incor
poration of Central Ore. Title &
Trust Co. by A R Bowman,
Nawitt Davenport and C O Poll
ard $50C0 Frineville, general ab
stract and trust business.
Mrs. Betty Green,
Can't Count Cash
MRS. HETTY GREEN of No
York, rosy chocked nnd men
tally nlert nt sovcnty-olght
and who was onco called tho
"richest woman In the world," said on
her rocont birthday whon asked it
there was to bo a Uttlo celebration:
"Oh, yes; all day I'll bo singing my
littlo song of gladsomo prnlso that I've
escaped tho bands of robbers, cut
throats and money thlovea that Infest
Sirs. Green Is remarkablo In that aho
has successfully managed great wealth
for years without meeting financial
mlRfnrtutin In a moner center full of
allurements for tho unsophisticated
and tho unwary. And her possessions
havo multiplied under her own butowu
personal guardianship. How much
she Is worth will bo mado known at
tho beginning of the now year, she
promises. Could it bo $10,000,000,
000,000 or $100,000,000?
Can't 8UU Hr Wealth.
"I'm an old Quaker." added Mrs.
Green, "nnd when I say I don't know
what I'm worth I mean that You
see, If I sell a pleco of property in
Chicago for S300.000 I keep tho money
nn denoslt In tho banks there. If I
sell bonds In St Louis for $500,000 I
keep tho money with tho bankers
there. In that way tho banks help mo
to dlsposo of what I don't want
"Yes, this la the same dress I have
worn for many years," said Mrs. Green,
mnklng no effort to conceal tho frayed
edges of the garment Sbo Is a littlo
more Btooped than two or three years
ago, and the garment was 111 fitting.
"Pnrdon this onion I'm chowing," sbo
added, "but it's the finest thing in the
world for health. Perhaps that's why
I live so long."
The only bitterness in Mrs. Green's
birthday talk was when she referred to
0 by American Presa Association.
ubs. ncrrr obzxn.
Wall street Hero are some of the
things she said:
"I never wore corsets. Women are
happier when they dress naturally.
"Jesus never rode In an automobile.
I con get along without one.
"If we live good lives here, clean
lives and arc honest and love God wo
need not worry about tho next world.
I am not worrying-
"Religion Is the greatest thing in the
world, and tho longer I live the more I
como to realize It
"Indeed. I think It quite a credit to
die wealthy. It depends on what ono
does with wealth.
"Women nro learning more and mora
all the time.
"I don't think very much of this suf
frage matter. I alwaya believed with
my daddy that a woman's place was in
tho homo of course my cauc was dif
ferentand that a woman should mar
ry and have a family.
"Just give a man enough to eat and
all woman's woes will pass."
Mrs. Green expects to llvo for seven
years more, until she is elghty-flve, she
cheerfully announces. Then everything
will bo In Bhapo bo her robust son.
Colonel Edward H. R. Green, can tako
care of tho estate. Tho woman finan
cier for years transacted all of her
business in the Chemical bank, Now
York, of which she has some interest
"I walk all I can," she remarked,
speaking of her health rules. "But,
laws-a-me, you should have seen me
beforo I got poisoned up at the Chem
ical National bank. Since then 1
haven't been what I was. I was there
at my offlco to collect 13,000,000 that
was duo on a certain day, and there
wero a lot of papers to bo signed, so 1
stayed to luncheon.
"Well, there were about a dozen oth
ers at tho table, vet In tho directors'
room, and the funniest thing was that
no ono else but me was taken sick. 1
thought I was going to die. They
called a physician, and be said I bad
no fever, but a terrible inflammation,
and ho said I probably had ptomaine
poisoning. Rut I collected the money
all right, and since then 1 have noi
mado my olllco at the Chemical Na
"I Just started this ounce tir please
Eddie, no's such a boy! He wanted
to leave Texas und como up here and
be with his dear old mother."
Mrs, Green was then referring to the
offices of the Westminster compauy,
Which collects all the Interest on Mrs.
Green' vast holdings. " '
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