The Redmond spokesman. (Redmond, Crook County, Or.) 1910-current, January 19, 1911, Image 1

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Published at the “ Hub City ” of Central Oregon
|VOL 1.
No. 28
paying it hack in monthly pay­
ments, about the same as they
would pay rent. The projectors
of the idea hold that an usMocin-
tion of this kind will lie of Rreat
benefit to Redmond, as it will en­
able the man of small meuns to
U*gin huildiriR as soon us he has
secured a buildinR site, and will
settle up and ls*autify the city !
with a R ood class of residences
and substantial homes.
The plana of the association |
have not yet been fully matured,
hut it is a safe prediction to
{ make thut the project will lie in
workinR order some time the
coming spriiiR, as men who have
push and enterprise are la-hind
ARK INTKKKSTKI) the organization.
Building and Loan
Association to be
- ♦ *
Plan Is to Enable Wage
Earners to Build
Their Homes
■ The S|*>k<”*mnn is Informed
thn' a plan ¡«on f<*»t by local cap­
ita ts to organize a building
•B'i loan association in K<*<lmond
th< coming spring. The plan na
OU lined no fur in to have local
«a, '.al tlnunce the project ami
eot trol the ulfturs of the aaaoeia-
I The purjiose of the men In-hind
• project i« to conduct a rogu-
r loan and building association,
taking it possible for the wage
rnor to huild a go«>d suhstnn-
jii residence, by borrowing the
>ney from the association and
Mail Service
('aught lip
laist week the mail service
l>etwe«-n Redmond and Shaniko
“eauRht up" with itself, and
Portland and eastern mail was
received here on schedule time.
Eor the past few months the
mails have been a day behind,
hut last Thursday the staRe jieo-
ple Rot a hump on themselves
and hmuRht in a double header
mail. It is to he ho|H-d this con­
dition will remain durinR the bal­
ance of the w inter. The alsive
condition of satisfactory service
lasted hut two days Thursday
and Friday, and Saturday there
was no mail received at this
place. So it seems we began
crowing too soon.
The S|K>kesman’s Job
Printing pleases.
The Spokesman Publishes Below Three Dif­
ferent Versions From Reliable Sources
About the Progress of the Hill and Harri-
man Railroads in This Section of the State
---Trains to Redmond by July First
City Recorder Wm. G. Phoe­
nix, who returned hist week
from an extended trip to the
middle west, had an interview
in Portland with Chief Engineer
Budd of the Oregon Trunk line,
ami he told Mr. Phoenix that the
alsive line would lie completed to
Metolius, the first division point
on the line, and passenger and
freight trains running by the
first of April. There were no
if’s and and’s aliout the aliove
statement. Mr. Budd stated it
was a certainity that the road
would l*e completed to Metolius
at the time stated above.
This statement, coming as it
does from the chief engineer of
25 Tons of Merchandise
J u s t A r r iv e d T h is W e e k
The Store Grows More Popular Every Day
Of course the nearness of cold weather and the thoughts of Winter needs
that are now in the minds of so many, have something to do with the
increasing number of visitors to this store. Yet you’ll pardon us while we
step without the bounds of modesty and say that the merits of the store
also have something to do with this increasing popularity. Folks who
were formerly strangers to us are learning that this is a good store- a fine
place at which to trade. Customers are telling their friends to come here
for this and that article of merchandise. These things go toward building
a grand and stable business. Of course the store must make good—is mak­
ing good.
h is our constant aim to treat customers so that they will he please«! to re­
turn and visit us again and again. And we want every customer trading
here to know that they are sure to lie satisfied in every purchase. We do
not consider a sale made until the customer is perfectly satisfied.
Get You Groceries Here
Why? B«'cause we sell only the best groceries and always sell at the very
lowest possible prices. Manv thrifty housewives are saving money by sup­
plying their table from this grocery stock.
Here are some Specials for this week which
you should not overlook:
Apples, 5c per lb. per box, $2.25
Dry Peaches, 9 lbs. for
Navy Beans, 12 lbs. for
Sugar, 13 lbs. for
- 1.00
Dry Raspberries, lb.
- .30
Table Peaches, per can, - .20
Columbia Oats, per pkg. - .40
the line, sets arid«* all other pre­
dictions and calculations made by
«ithers who claim to be in a posi­
tion to know the progress of the
road. With the roa«l into Meto-
tius by the first of April, it is a
Bafe prediction that Redmond
will see the rails here by the
latter part of June, and locomo-
motives puffing into the city.
Metolius is five miles south of
Mailras and 22 miles north of
here, and the only delay in the
road reaching Redmond will be
the time consumed in building
the bridge across Crooked river,
and work will lie rushed on that
structure as fast as possible,
nearly all of the preliminary
work having been completed.
Mr. Phoenix stated that
while in Chicago, Minneapolis,
S t Paul and other cities in the
middle west, he had a number of
inquiries about Redmond and
this section of the state. Many
people from the country east of
the Rtx-k.v mountains are coming
out to Redmond as soon as the
railroad reaches here. Mr. Phoe­
nix said, and he looks for a big
rush to the Hub City during the
summer months.
making similar progress, and
officials of that road believe that
construction work on the line
will be completed as far as Bend
early next summer.
Both roads will be required to
construct several large bridges
and viaducts. An immense arch
bridge will be installed over the
gorge of the Crooked River by
the Oregon Trunk, while two
high uaducts will be built by the
Deschutes Railroad. One of
these will cross Trout Creek at
the 85th mile post. It will be
550 feet long, 100 feet high and
will contain 500 tons of steel.
The other viaduct will cross the
Willow Creek gorge at the 102d
mile post. It will lie 1050 feet
long, 260 feet high and will re­
quire 1500 tons of structural
steel. It is belived that this via­
duct will be one of the largest
and most costly structures of its
kind on the Pacific Coast
Oregonian: Construction on
the two railroad lines up Deschu­
tes Canyon is being prosecuted
rapidly, according to officials of
both companies. Ideal weather
has prevailed up to the present
and no time has been lost by the
contractors, the only delays be­
ing occasioned by non-arrival of
structural steel for some of the
The Deschutes Railroad, being
built by the Harriman system,
has lieen completed up to the
mouth of the tunnel which marks
the beginning of the joint track
which will lie used by the Des­
chutes Road and the Oregon
Trunk. Traeklaying has also
been completed by the Oregon
Trunk up to the same point,
which is aliout 71 miles south of
the starting points of the two
roads at the Columbia River.
The stretch of road to be used
by the two lines will be 12 miles
long and is being constructed by
the Oregon Trunk. According
to officials of the engineering de­
partment of the 0. W. R. & N.,
it is expected to reach the 82d
mile-post by February 1, leaving
but 51 miles of tracklaying and
bridge construction to be done
bef«>re the line is completed to
Redmond. It is believed that
the entire stretch of track of the
Deschutes Railroad will be com­
pleted some time in May. The
length of the line will be 133
miles. The Oregon Trunk is
There is all kind of talk about
when the Hill and Harriman
railroads will reach Madras, and
also when they will reach here.
Some of the interviews of rail­
road officials in the Portland pap­
ers have it that the Hill and
Harriman roads will reach Mad­
ras early in February, and be in
Redmond about May first. And
now comes another report from
a construction official who has
placed the date of the roads get­
ting into Culver Junction, six
miles south of Madras, as March
27th. and extending the time of
the roads arrival in Redmond to
The Portland papers have stat­
ed, from interviews with railroad
officials who are supposed to
know what they are talking
about, that the track laying
gangs are laying two miles of
steel a day, but the construction
official mentioned abos’e, refutes
that statement and claims the
track layers are not laying on an
average of one mile a day. And
there you are.
It is a well known fact to peo­
ple in this section that grading
of the right of way in this sec­
tion is practically completed, and
the preliminary work at the
bridge at Crooked river is so far
along that hut a short time will
be occupied in putting the bridge
across the stream when the rails
are laid to that point, and the
bridge material is on the ground.
About the only thing to do in
the face of different reports is to
sit tight and keep hoping that
the roads will at least get here
in time to make a Fourth of July
celebration of the event.
Will Set Out
Fruit Trees
Entertainment for
the Library
Wm. T. Mullarky, who bought
the George Farris ranch recently,
intends to set out a number of
fruit trees the coming season on
his property. Mr. Mullarky is
well satisfied that this section is
adapted to fruit culture, and will
give his attention to growing a
good variety of apples, and other
The Juniper Reading Circle of
this city will give an entertain­
ment at Ehret’s hall on Tuesday
evening, Feb. 7th. The program
consists of Jean Ingelow’s "Song
of the Seven,” and ether selec­
tions of a library and musical
nature. The proceeds are for
the benefit of the Redmond Pub­
lic Library Association in an ef­
fort to secure more comfortable
quarters for the library and to
open a reading room.
Spokesman for job printing.
Work always satisfactory.
$1.50 PER YEAR
Now is the time to get
a good outfit of Clothing
at the right price.
Not wanting to carry too large a stock
over I have made a Special Cut on all
Rain Proof Cravenette Over- (I?1 ft
coats, regular $18.30, special.... «pT w
All other Overcoats 16 2-3 per cent off.
This sale will run for 10 days.
Men’s suits $12.50 to $30.00 cut to $10
and $27.00.
Full line of Wales Goodyear best grade
Rubbers at Portland prices.
Canvas Ixggins, 73c.
I carry Men’s Sized Shirts, 18, 18 1-2,19
E. L. R A P P
“The Head to Foot Clothier.” Redmond, Or.
New Members Joining and Pilot Butte Bam Goes Up
Interests of City Being
in Smoke Early Mon-
Looked After
day Morning
The Commercial Club of this News was received in this
city is laying out a program foe city Monday that the Pilot Butte
a vigorous publicity campaign barn at Bend had burned to the
during the coming year. Al­ ground early that morning and 4
though the city and district was horses died in the flames. All of
well advertised last year, the the vehicles, it is understood,
club is going right ahead on new and a quanity of hay also went
lines to bring more prominently up in smoke.
before the outside people the
As near as can be learned the
resources and advantages of fire was discovered about 5 o’clock
this section of the state. With Monday morning, and by the
the coming of the Hill and Harri­ time the firemen reached the
man roads to this city it is con­ scene the flames had gotten such
fidently expected that a large headway that it was impossible
number of new comers will be , to save the building, and efforts
here this summer. The Commer­ were concentrated in getting out
cial Club now has a membership the horses. All of the horses
of over 100. and every member were taken out with the exception
is a "live wire.” One important of four.
item the club is taking up is the
By directing there attention to
matter of freight transportation. the adjoining buildings the fire­
It is the plan to try and get the men were able to prevent any
railroads to agree to ship freight spread of the flames. Much
in here in carload lots as soon as praise has been given the Bend
the rails are laid to this place, fire department for the efficient
and not wait for the opening of manner in which they prevented
traffic on the lines, which it is the fire from spreading to other
underst<x>d will be some time buildings in the immediate vicin-
after the contruction trains ar­ I ity of the barn. The bam was a
rive here.
large structure and made a hot
fire, and it is considered a luckly
The basket ball game advertis­ chance that not more property
ed to be played last Saturday- was destroyed.
night here between the Redmond
and Prineville teams was post­ J. W. Brewer of Willow Creek.
poned on account of sickness of Wn„ who is interested in the
some of the ball players. The Redmoud Bank of Commerce and
game will be played before the other enterprises in the Hub City,
is in town this week.
season is over.
Fine line of Leather Goods, Shopping
and Hand Bags, Bill Books, etc.
Elegant Line of NEW STATIONERY,
all the latest designs in Box Writing
Fresh stock of LOWNEY’S Celebrat­
ed Chocolates and Candies, the best
candies manufactured
J . A . NORWOOD, Postoffce