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IWND, OKKOON, HKIDAY, MAY I, 1908.
il Electric Line to, Be Built
BVCKr:D D,Y HASTKRN CAPITAL
Portland lluslness Atoti State- the Koad
Will Come by Way of Hay Creek
and I'rlrtovlllo to Ilend,
The latest news In the railroad
Hue I1 n proposed electric road to be
built from Condon to Priucvllle and
to llciid. This promised line is lie
iii); promoted by Portland business
men, nud It Is believed that I-intern
capital Ii luck of the enterprise.
Dr. II. J. Kccucy, George C.
Mason and Murk W. Oil!, Portland
business men who arc at the head
of tlili road, were in Prinevillc last
week explaining their p)nni to
Wincvlllc capitalists. They stated
(lint If their present plain are mic
ccnnful tl'ity will construct an elec
tric line by way of liny Creek to
Priucvllle and on to llcnd, with
branches from Priucvllle to the
Howard mines and to Ashwood.
Speaking of this enterprise the
Portland Journal says:
An electric railway company or
ganized by Portland and Seattle
wen will btiild a line from Condon
to llcntl, crossing the John Day riv
er and securing power from that
itrcain. nlKo erecting a dam 200
feet high in the Deschutes river
and developing power there. They
propose to tap a coal field near Mad
ras and serve the Oregon King gold
mine controlled by Jack Edwards
near Ashwood, constructing a
smelter at the latter point and sup
plying the coal for reducing Ash
Among those who nrc engineer
ing the deal arc Dr. U. J. Kecticy,
George C. Mason and' Mark W.
Gill, and it is understood that Hast
en! capitalists nrc interested In the
The concern will be known ns
the Portluud Construction Com
pany, which filed article of incor
position with tho county clerk at
Portland, stating that the capital of
the new firm wns 300.000.
Dr. Kccncy js president of the
new concern, and Mr. Mason, now
vice-president of the Construction
& Engineering Company of Port
land, is one of the othe officials.
"We arc not in a position to di
vulge our plans," said Dr. Kccncy,
"but wc will be able to give the
public information as to what we
propose to do in a short time."
The company lias made filincs
for water power at a point just be
low the government reclamation
service filings in the Deschutes riv
er. The country over which the
electric road will run is similar to
the region between Shaniko and
I'rlncvillc, and while some of the
grades to be encountered would Ik
ohjcctlonabla for n steam road, it is
said an electric line will have no
troubles overcoming the difficulties.
QIVGN ANOTHER TRIAL.
Will Mako One Atoro Attempt to Oper
ate Mndras-Shsnlko Road Train.
The Mndras-Sliatiiko rond train
Is to be given another (rial, accord
ing to the Pioneer The Holt Man
ufacturing Compduy, which makes
the machine, persists in declaring
that its machine can be successfully
operated over the road from Shau
iko to Madras, and will take charge
of the big machine that is now at
Shaniko and prove their statement.
The company stntcs (hat its ma
chines nrc operated over similar
roads in California nud can also lie
run In Central Oregon. A little
work will have to be done on the
roads, nud this the company will
It will be remembered that n
company of Prinevillc nnd Madras
men bought tills machine intending
to use it to haul freight to and from
Mndras from the railroad. When
irivcti a trial Inst fnll it proved a
failure and the scheme was aban
doned for the time. It is thought
that the trouble last full was due to
too, dusty roads, there being mi
much dust that the roads would not
pnek sufficiently to allow the" sue
cessful operation of tin- heavy en
gine. The company believes this
trouble can now W overcome with
the noil dampened by the winter
and spring rains '
MAY WHIIN CONSTRUCTION.
lixpected Hint Work n nvn Call
Power Plant Will IU Started Soon.
C. L Shattuck, who hud charge
of construction of the Prinevillc
Light & Power Co plant when it
was being built four years ngo, is
again in Priucvllle awaiting instruc
tion!! from his sutwriotis. The
journal iay it is generally believed
that work 011 the Lava 1'nlls power
plant above llcntl will be sturted
soon, anil continues:
"In speaking of the Installation
of the new wati-r power plant nt
I.nvn Falls this morning, Mr. Shat
tuck said that lie did not know
when work would be" in on thccoti.
hirnrilan nf the nlant and its vari
ous Hues to provide electricity for
Priucvllle ami oilier towns in me
Deschutes valley, but that he had
Imcii ordered here for 11 vcar or
more nud is awaiting instructions
from Mr Gales'
Money for Crook County's Schools.
The state treasurer has decided
to disburse among tlie counties of
the stale for hchool purposes $1 19,
too that has accumulated in the
common school fund. This dis
bursement is generally not made
until about August t, but because
of the uuusual amoutt of money on
hand the state treasurer will ty
out a portion of this money now
The balance due the counties will
be ta Id later. Crook county's share
of the first payment will be $1,500.
Hcretolorc tlie overage yearly
amount juld out through the com
mon school fund has aggregated
about $250,000. It is believed the
amount will be much larger this
Local Option petitions Piled.
Local option petitions were filed
with the counlv clerk Monday.
They ask for a vote nt the June
election on the local option amend
ment and wcrcsigncd by 360 names
from nil parts of the county. An
other petition will be filed from
Kutchcr precinct where some 80
names have been secured and per
haps a third from Paulina., The
lam two named will make tlie con
test n precinct fight ns well an n
county issue. Organizations have
been formed both for nnd against
the amendment nun n cioseiy con
tested cnmnaiiMi will no doubt re
sult. Prinevillc Journal.
Socialists Nominate County Ticket.
The Socialists of the county met
in convention at Prinevillc last
week and placed the following
county ticket III the field:
County judge, J. II. Homey of
Madras; sheriff, Thomas Long of
Prinevillc; county clerk, Ii. lf.
Wilhoit of Prinevillc; treasurer, J.
II. Smith of Priucvllle; Commis
sioner. V. H. Harucv of Prinevillc:
superintendent of schools, C. W.
Alienor Laiillaws surveyor, j. k.
llcnham of Laidlaw; assessor C. D.
Swaiison of Powell Huttcs: coroner,
J. A. McCall of Gist.
Pleasant Rldgo Items.
I'i.i;asant KtliOK. April jo. The
cackle of wild geese ii now heard la the
Dry weather and wind seem to be the
prevailing habit ol the day.
Prof. I. Alton Thompson, teacher of
the I.aidlaw piilillc schools, did not gel
oat last week 111 annul seeing to 111 fnrin
duties l'rldnys and Saturdays id each
Win. Hlrdsell nud family were guest
of the Hev. Ilarradcrand fatally ntCllae
Palis for dinner Imt Sunday,
Clint Woods Is irrigating hi ground
this week before needing. We think
tilts a very good Idea mid n plan that
lion lil he practiced by all fanners who
can do so.
Mr. l'rlckett of Clllie I'nlls was buying
loud of seed oiita of Sherwood llros.
On the 1X111111! of Mnv H the Ladles'
Aid Society ( l'lciisaut Kldge will glvu
1111 entertainment and. serve ice crcuui,
sherbet nud cake for refreshments. The
proceeds will go to- swell a fund with
which to buy uu organ for the Sunday
TOPPLES INTO RIYER
Lnldlrtw I-xul Mas Narrow
tBcnpe from Drowning.
J. I). OIIJSON HAS RUNAWAY
Morses llecome Unmanageable nnd a
Had Smash-up Results Other
Notes over the County,
I.Aini.AW, April 3J. The little son of
air. ami Jlr. Jienneii ii! a very nar
row tvuwpc from drowning Tuesday.
Ilertle, with oilier children, Mas crossing
lo middle island oil a narrow foot bridge
when he lost Ids balance and fell In. Mr,
TulUr heard the frantic crli-s of the
child ren oiid hastened lo the trenc and
wo 1 nblc (' rescue the little fellow below
the wagon bridge. The pretence of
mind that led llcrlic to close his mouth
white under the water saved hit lungs
from filing, and after drying up he was
m happy as ever.
Waller Kocheuderfer, who hat been
enjoying a few weeks' visit with Ills par
ents, Mr. and Mrs, It. I). Kocheuderfer,
left Tuesday morning for Waltsburg,
Wash., on his way to Spokane.
Jim Uarter started for Shaniko Tues
day where he will meet Mr. and Sirs.
Jrsc Hurler. Mrs. Uarter returns
much Improved in health.
Pied Sherwood of Pleasant Itldgc wa
n business caller Wednesday,
The surveying gang that was laying
out the cast road lo Powell Duties com
pleted the work Tursday,
A DAD RUNAWAY.
Tumato Man and Family In a 'Rather
Tuhai.o, April o. J. I). CIIhoii and
family cnuie near having n icrinua acci
dent last Sunday. They were on their
way to Cllac Palls and were driving a
fine pair of young hories to their top
buggy when one of the horses shied and
the ucckyokc broke. The horses bvcauie
unmanageable and started at a furious
gait. fortunately the tongue of the
buggy broke und let the horses free from
the buggy ul In time to sate Mr. Clif
ton and his family from gelling badly
hurt. The horses rati away with the
harurss on them, and the last we heard
Mr. Gibson had not found one of the
hortc. It was a close call for Mr. and
Mrs. (iIImoii and their little sou,
Pine weather and farmer all busy.
John Itdward has lieen gathering up
horn lately, having sold nine head to
outside buyers. Mr Udwards got a good
price for Ins hordes, no doubt.
O. W. Wittier & Sons have had word
from outside partic who want to buy
some heavy droit horses. The parties
want large horses for hauling copper ore
nt the copper mines in southern Oregon.
Alex Smith of Sisters was a pleasant
caller nt Tumalo last Monday. Mr.
Smith informed us that business Is good
at Sisters and everyone busy.
Thomas Arnold of Ctovcrdalc will soon
start for Summer Lake to look at that
country. Mr. Arnold just returned
from looking over California', but found
nothing to suit him, so wc hear.
Interesting Notes from Rostand.
HoslJiNI), April 3J. Joe Taggnrt
started driving the stage from Prinevillc
to Koslaud Wednesday evening.
I.ec Caldwell arrived here with most
of the sawmill Tuesday evening. He
was compelled to leave one trail on the
road as his load was too heavy for his
Geo. Holes arrived in Holland with his
household goods Tuesday evening. If
all goes well with the sawmill his wife
will come up from Portland later on.
Geo. Hague returned from Prinevillc
Monday evening, lie left his father.
1. S llogue, in Priucvllle to be treated
for hit eyes. J. N Mastcn came up from
llcnd with George.
Prank Hummer was in town Priday
for another load of provisions for J, h,
Poole, Mr. Poole has moved his family
out to his ranch nt Heaver Marsh, from
Crescent, where they have been living
for about a mouth,
Curl WUo is hauling liny nut to the
stage station for Prank llogue.
Mrs. Cook nnd Genevieve Howard
went down to llcnd Sunday, returning
Mr. nnd Mrs. Geo. T. Sly and daugli
ler Dora were visiting nt win, May-field's
The tvoya nrouud Holland turned out
Wednesday morning to ux up tne new
rond south of town so that I.co Caldwell
could get over it with the mill. Mr.
Hawthorn, the road supervisor, had
promised to fix It, but claims the county
road supervisor instructed him not to do
so uutll after May 1, Such accommodat
ing officers are the ones lliat expect to
lc reiuctnlercd nt election time.
O. T. Ccwiue, II. R. Illrsch and h. A.
linker, the drummers with Perry Poin
dexler, were In town Saturday evening.
O. W. Ingram nud James Ilrady were
in Koslaud last Thursday nnd Priday.
Chester Hollingshcad arrived in Kos
laud Priday with n load of grain for the
atHKC company. He left in company
with II. II. llinfou of Madras and An
tone of I'ritmvlllc.
A PLIJASANT nVKNINQ.
Mr. and Mr. Huealnjc of (list llnlcr
taln Friends at a Card Party.
Gist, April 39 Mr. and Mrs. Itiictlitj;
Invited a few of their friend to n card
xirty at their home last Saturday even
ing. Prires were givi-il to theories mak
ing the highest number of joints, four
urirea being given Jerome Skelton and
Mrs. Arthur Tcmplcton won first prio
n decK ol playing cards ana box 01 sia
tioncry. Chas. Carson ami Mrs, Pord
won the liooby prUc pen wipers for
both. l.co Arnold was there but forgot
to bring his wife. All had a nice time.
Those present were: Jerome Skelton
and wife, Chas. Carson and wife, Arthur
Tcmplcton and wife. Alva Tcmplcton
and Miss Haul, Mr. Pord and wife, Mr.
Hutting and wife, Ieo Arnold,
The Squaw Creek Irrigation Company
has a crew of men working 011 its ditch
that carries water to the lower desert,
Guy McCallistcr is clearing nulto a
tract of land on his desert claim near
!.co Arnold made n pleasant call at
Gist today on his way to the Summer
The Ilighlower-Sniith Company is
running its mill in full blast. We are
glad to sec it running again.
It looks as though the wedding belts
will ring again soon in tin Gist neigh
borhood. We are informed that Ray Poster has
bought a third interest in the Sisters
lowusitc. Now girls, don't be slow.
Alex Smith went to Uend last Suuday
and returned on Monday.
P. M. Phlllpps made a trip to the
Madras country this week after n load of
C. L. Gist is doing some repairs on the
nurkhard lateral this week.
Hkdmo.sd. Anril 21. We are acaln
experiencing the goodness of heart of
our Kedtuona ncixiioor. 111c occasion
this time is a light attack of typhoid
fever In which Mrs. Park is Indulging.
In Its beginning it was aggravated by a
telegram saying that her mother had
typhoid also and wanting to know if she
could come home. After a visit from
Doctor Helkuap the patient is progress
ing nicely under Sir. McKallln's care.
Word received last evening from Mrs.
Trisler in Ottumwa, lown. stale that
she is very sick with typhoid fever, but
the physicians nrc confident of her re
Priends of Mr. Drown arrived the past
week from Winona, Washington. looked
over land aud went on to Silver !-ake.
They nrc expected back however iu 10
days or two weeks.
15. I,. Iverson has received a part of
his stock and has otned for business.
Prank Glass has moved into his new
Mr. Scheimletn and wife are new ar
rival. They have purchased northwest
Chillier and Pord have been clearing
for G. W. Davie but arc now camped In
town where they have bought lots.
In the stress of other things to think
of wc neglected Inst week to mention
that Mr. A. A. Hoiincy, state organUcr
for the grange, was here. He talked up
the matter of a grange and will probably
return to organuc otic iu the not very
It begins lo look a good deal as though
wclinve u school house. The shingle
are on and some of these day Redmond
will tie having an educational house
Seeding is the order of the day,
J. It. I.auib doe not get back from
Nebraska very fast, the only reason bciug
that he cannot make a safe of his place
there. Should he not be able to get
back iu time to put iu a crop this year,
we look for his sou De Witt, and a
neighbor, with J. H. and another son
Mrs. Prank Morrill was 111 and had to
luive the doctor a week ago, but 1 com
ing 011 finely now. Dr. Helkuap treated
tins case nlso.
Finds Indian Relic.
While nt work on the "desert"
recently Wm. McCarty unearthed
att Indian relic, in the form of a
perfect mortar and pcstel. It
stands about 16 inches high, is
about 30 inches in circumference
aud pointed at the bottom, giving
it the appearance of a huge bullet.
The hollow, or basin, iu which the
pestle was used is about nine inches
across at the top. The pestle - is a
very heavy oue. -Silver Lake Ore-gonian,
MORE ABOUT SICILY
Enjoys Experience with a
VISITS AN ANCIENT TOAlPLn
A. M Drake Writes interesting of
tfar Ruins of the Temple of Diana
and the City of Segesta.
Cai'RI, July, March 3t. On
Snnday morning wc went to the
pretty little cloister of the JJrmiti,
now in ruins, aud on to the ceme
tery where stands the chapel whose
vesper belt brought on the uprisings
and massacres of nil the French
garrisons on the island, known in
liistory as the Sicilian Vespers.
In the afternoon wc drove out
the Via Macquida where all Paler
mo drives or parades, attired in
Sunday best, and were greatly
amused at the peculiar styles and
customs. Sisters seem to always
dress alike, from shoes to bats, in
cluding a most wonderful get up of
the hair, compared to which the
most ultra pompadour toilet ever
seen in America would be tame.
Palermo boasts of the largest
opera house in Europe, but as the
season had not opened we visited
the Poliwama, the second largest.
The hotel people had secured our
seats, so we strolled over about 9
o'clock, the opening hour. Crowds
filled the square in front of the
building, but the iron gates were
closed, and from suppressed excite
ment, it was evident that some
thing was doing. We pushed our
way to the gates, when suddenly
rocks began to fly and the immense
stained glass windows over the en
trance were shattered. As wc stood
bewildered the crowd parted and a
young university student addressed
us in broken Englbb, praying us
to quickly betake ourselves away
as there was to be a menace and
police and soldiers' coming and the
crowd did not wish foreigners to be
involved. We backed off to await
results. A regular regiment of
guards appeared and amid hooting
and bissiuir arrested the leaders
and hurried them to jail, followed
by the sympathizing crowd iu pro
cession, we could get no explana
tion and the gates remained closed,
but an officer seeing we had tickets,
escorted us around to a guarded
side door through which we were
bustled privately. The perform
ance was on, but most of the peo
ple were reading newspaper extras
which men were excitedly selling
throughout the theatre. In the
row beyond us, a man got into a
wrong seat which po excited the
usher that he threatened to brain
him with some opera glasses. The
crowd joined sides for and against
till the preformance was drowned
and for awhile it looked like a free
for all. The audience was equally
demonstrative towards the perform
ers, so after the first act we got out.
It seemed that an Italian Heneyhad
just convicted Senor Nasi, a cabj-
uet oiuccr anu oiciuan, lor puuuc
graft, and the latter s partisans
were manifesting their displeasure
by forcing theatres, universities, etc.
to shut up through out the city. Dur
ing the night, bombs were explod
ed at the perfect's house and some
The government had foreseen
trouble and took prompt action to
suppress it. For several days the
streets were crowded and soldiers
in squads, making arrests right and
lelt, while the store keepers were
closing their iron windows at every
sign of possible riot. Such is Sicil
Before leaving Palermo we made
a side trip to the ruins of the old
city of Segesta with its famous old
Greek temple of Diana. The place
is out iu a lonely section aud wc
had intended joining a Cook party,
but as the party was abandoned
Miss Wood aud I decided to attempt
it by ourselves.
Startiug in the early morning, iu
a diukey fussy little train, we rode
for several hours at times following
the rocky coart, then through
groves of almonds, oranges and
olives, darting from valley to valley
through tunnel after tunnel, until
wc reached Segeatn station There
a carragcsentlo meet us from Cas
telamarc was waiting, into which
wc bundled ourselves, guide books,
wraps and lunch, in a pouring rain.
Then up the mountain we slowly
plodded into a lonclycountry which
became more desolate as wc ad
vanced, until after an hour the
driver stopped by the roadside
where a mere trail led across a
swollen creek, up over n now de
serted country to the heights where
once stood the powerful city of
Segesta. At the trail a band of
briggandisb looking natives were
in waiting enveloped in great
shawls covering heads arid should
ers, who persisted in offers to hire
us broken down nags, and to serve
as guides. Ignoring their offers.
wc set off in a high wind and Kit
ing rain, I with coat collar up and
Miss wood trying to manage a
fractious umbrella. Nothing:
daunted the entire caravan joined
in to accompany us. Hoping to
get rid of their undesirable com
pany I selected the biggest of the
bunch, a strapping youth of about
twenty whose bare feet projected
from trousers a foot too short, and
constituted him guide and lunch
Up and on we plodded through
stickv adobe mud remindingonc
very much of a wet winter day on
the Shaniko fiats. One by one our
escorts dropped off seeing wc would
not relent and ride, until at last
weary and wet, we reached the
stone hut of the custodc, from
wnicu across an intervening valley
stood the old temple. Here wc
took refuge to rest and eat our
lunch, meanwhile gazing out
through a classless window at the
temple and kicking away some
skinny, mangy curs almost frantic
at the smell of real meat and chick
When the rain began to let up
we dismissed our guide, with a fee
and the remains of our lunch, and
assended to the temple. Up there
alone in a howling wind a subtle
feeling of its impressiveness crept
over us. Whether it was the deso
lation of the place accentuated by
the storm or the dignitv of the ruin
whose history is lost in antiquity, I
cannot say. But there it stood, grim,
gray and weather beaten from toe
storms of centuries drippiug with the
raiu of the last as if in silent defiance.
Of titanic proportions and strength,
though at the same time Airy and grace
ful, it surmounts a green knoll flanked
br a barren mountain of rock It is so
artistically placed at a point from which
several rauey diverge wai 11 is seen
from all quarter like the stage of a
theatre and from its entrance one looks
out over a vast natural amphitheatre.
There it has stood in grim grandeur
watching the green grass spring up and
die year after year through the 3$ cen
turies mat nave passed since iu construc
tion was Interrupted br the siege and
overthrow of the city, the surviving
gravestone 01 a departed nation.
As wc turned to leave, the wind sud
denly subsided and the sun bunt forth
adding lights and shadows to the picture.
A mall nerd boy witu two long iioraeu
Roman oxen strolled up the hUfside. and
in our last glimpse were tandlnit silent
and still caiiuit into space as utterly in
different to the presence of the temple
as It was to uieirs.
Retracing our ster to the hut. wc
took another trail which scaled the rim
rock height, where once the old city had
so proudly towered, enjoying one of the
most superb views imaginable.
What a scene of desolation not ono
stouc upon another over tho acres and
acres of ruins. We sat down in the old
theatre whose 30 tiers of seat rose one
above the other cut out iu the solid rock
in a little ravine facing the sea, aud in
imacinatiou tried to mcturc the olden
days. Here had stood a city before the
t'iioenicians came. Here it was mat
Acathocles returning 307 H. C from his
expedition against Carthage, treacher
ously massacred 10,000 of the citizens
and sold the remainder with the women
and children into slavery. It was be
cause of sending an nrmy to assist Se
gesta against bcituuatitat Alliens became
involved in the nuarrcls that ultimately
produced her downfall. History re
counts many sieges which the city sue.
ccssfully withstood, aud many other iu
wtilcu it succotubed, but mystery nun
silence reigns as to wliat produced this
utter destruction several centuries after
the beginningof the Christian era.
Remaining as long as we dared aw
hurried down the mountain back to our
During the descent we fortunately
noticed that the planks over the creek
where we crossed in the morning had
been carried away, but we were still
high enough to see a possible crossing
(Continued od pg .)