The Redmond spokesman. (Redmond, Crook County, Or.) 1910-current, January 16, 1913, Image 1

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    Redmond
Spokesman
Published at the “ Hub City” o f Central Oregon
'OL 3.
N». 2H
REDMOND, ( KOOK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913
edication of Big
Union Warehouse
Greetings of
Is a Pleasant Event the Season
indication o f lb » lt»<lnion<! ali Ibra» tilinga whirl» ara baing dona
era' I' » l«>n «am liuuM i In thia In thia t an im i Oragon country iban
fvai Friday aftern oon ami even tha plonaar hlmaalf
With Itila In
r<- «
lara» crow d » o f | mk >| i I« »lew I aliali lirlally raíala a vary faw
■ II o f lb » •iirrotinitln* Ioana o f niy o * n eiparlanraa o f lata y»ara.
country
Al noon a bla fr»» In tha I iii | h that I m ay tharaby giva
i ••• served on Ib» u|>|>»r Hum you a b a i l a r undaratandlng of iba
warehouse
II * a i strictly a plonaar» aid» of i ha raw by lllualra
» feed. ami lb » bill o f fa r» ron lion than by analyala
1 of potalo aoup. p otalo rah«.
In Iba ftrat piara, lat ma aak a
. »alada and potato rhlpa
It j
What la lha dlffaranra ba
f uiatrd Ibat about III! p»npl» Iwaall a plonaar and a laudarfiMil ’
(••■I at uoonlltu» and In Iba ava Thara rould l<a nothing aaalar
Tha
question.
plouaar la tha Brat man on lha
lai dinnar tba Redm ond
fo n
ground. runa»<|unfitly ba knowa Tha
lia li il played a num bar o f a«l»r tandarfool la tba tiipu who mine*
and lb »n I, K Sm ith, praal along talar and therefore don't
.it Ib» »arabili»»» com pany, know
lha pioneer la lha man who
tba object o f Iba tnaelln« In • aya our aoll wou t produra anything
i hnaan rem arks
Mr» llroata I ha tenderfoot g o ra ahead and rala-
a d fo llo » ail In B m onulocur ea everything
Tha plonaar la the
» aa Interesting and murh ap man who alauda around and aaya all
alad by Iba audlanra o f naarly the*» thlnga < an t be dona
Tha lan
that bad gatharsd to attand thr darfoot go»a ahead and doea them
onlaa.
I'raal Smith than In
llelng an early aettlar myaelf.
ion i Hon J N W llllam aon of I hear definition» put ma al once on
n llla . who niada Iba fo llo * In* tha dafetialve and rail upon me to
« o un Iba aubjart o f "T h e l‘ lo explain why I look al many thlnga
and tba T an darfool “
and do a number of thlnga different­
r I'raaidani. ladlaa and ganti» ly than I did In former yaara
My
VIoat o f you muat raallaa tba explanation ran beat be made, aa be
i difficulty Involved In any at fora atalad. by giving a few o f uiy
nf m in» lo aipraaa my raal own experiences
( M i and feelings on aurb an or
I a « » a tenderfoot over at Powell
To ba bar», on Ihla ground, Multa four or five yaara ago plowing
tnldat o f a prom ising rlly. d i­ up one o f uiy old wood tralla, ovar
y lu alght o f the vary apol where which, long yaara ago. I hauled my
> than a third o f a century ago, winter's wood
I »lopped, atood up
v>te the pega for my Aral real In tny buggy, hallad him and aakad
to aaalat In dedicating a alrur him what ha »a a doing
"O h. Juat
■ at apeaka ao clearly o f change pluwlug a little,*' ha replied I aakad
He
hr Immédiat» paat and portend» him what he propoæ d to rala»
o. h for the fu tu r», flaahea be ■aid he thought he would try a faw
my mind aurb a panoram ic view nal»
I grew a little faretloua and
ne abort human « d a t e u r » that It told hlm I w aa aorry to aee my old
Ith unuaual difficulty, I aeaura road plowed U|> Aa I reaumed my
I
thaï I undertake to And »ord a aaat In tha buggy and drove on
What a alíame
xmvey to you the amalle*! frac thought to myaelf
It la for that man to be »polling a
al part o f my faellnga
»thing, I aaaur» you, aave the : pretty fair quality o f graaa In any
*ht that I m ight, by ao doing, aurh manner
How do you auppoæ I felt, tny
■me amali way render aaelatatice
he rierrtaee. could ba v» Induced friend*, when, two year* afterw ard I
paaaetl that u m e way and found the
to undertake It.
aaaing all thia. for the proprie- ■ante man threahlng 35 huahela to
forbid that I ahould detain you tha arre wheal from that Identical
, I think » « have now com e to place of ground?
To being not a little dull o f com-
an undaratandlng o f each other
•< thlnga hav» com a to aurh a prehetialon I have alwaya admitted,
In thia aectlon o f the country •till, after I get up from being
I (he 11 f f n r e m aa and relatlonahlpa knocked down once. I generally
the pioneer and the tenderfoot know enough lo keep away from lha
from
whence I received
be aafaly anali led without deal- direction
Since aeelng
<11 •<our »gainent to tha one. nr that particular blow
that tenderfoot threah 35 buahela t o '
a« affront to the other
do not know o f anyone who la In tha arre wheat, from one o f my old
Iter poaltlon to give the thoughta wood tralla I have used more rare In
reflection* o f the pioneer upon grow ing faretloua with any more o f
my tandarfootad nalghbora.
W bal'a tba m allar with
than»
taudarfart, anyway?
I want up to Hand laat fall and
found thay bad a town up th e re - a
raal. Uva town, railroad and all, and
right ou Iba Idantlral ground whera,
bark In l ha aaventlaa I had a calf
paalura fanrad with log» and bruab.
In which I aaparatad and waanad tny
ralvaa aarh fall.
I do not think
thoav paoplu up tbar* knew o f uiy
loaa. at laaat, non» o f thaui rafarrad
lo It
| fall Into tha hand» o f a talk
atlva kind of fallow who took
me
around and abowad rua aotna things
Took in* down to wbal ba railed Ibe
power plant and chattered away
about aome thousands or ao o f pow-
er unita, arre feat flow. Initial valor­
ity. and a lot o f aurh al uff. moat o f
which I did not bear, for Ibera » aa
that good old river which In year»
gone by had nothing to bother or
illaturb It aave to quench the thlrat
of my ralvea, aa It hurried and hurtl­
ed good naturedly along on Ita way
to the a»a
There waa that good old
river tearing Itaelf Into ahreda. laah-
Ing Itaelf Into a perfect fury o f rage
all berauae It had Juat been dammed
by a tenderfoot.
My friend circled
and came back on bla own track for
I waa not reaponalre In converaatlon
that afternoon, for I mlaaed thoae
ralvea
I aaw them now here lastly
loitering along the banka o f that
rryatal river aa they did bark In
thoae faraway aeventlea.
WE EXTEND TO OUR CUSTOMERS THE GREETINGS
OF THE SEASON AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR LIB-
EREL I'ATRONAGE.
THE FAST
PROSPERITY
The Store That Has the Goods
and Makes the PRICKS RIGHT
ADDED
ALL.
sufferings that have been experienc­
ed by the settlers on the Colum bia
Southern project in this county,
which was started about 10
years
ago under Carey Act provisions. W . ,
A. 1-atdlaw, the original prom oter,
was forced to abandon the enterprise
which undoubtedly was undertaken
In good faith, and since then num er­
ous private corporation s and in divid­
uals have attem pted to flnance it. O
1-aurgaard. an engineer w ho was em ­
ployed last year to Investigate the
future possibilities o f the Colum bia
The first annual
pou ltry exhibi­
Southern tract, said the land cannot
be Irrigated for leas than S38 an tion o f the R edm ond P oultry Asso­
acre. He urged state aid in carrying ciation began yesterday In the Mama
building on the corn er o f 6th and P
the enterprise to com pletion.
streets. Many pens o f fine birds are
A ct la D e cla re d F a ilu r e
on exhibition, am ong them a pen o f
Mr. G erkin g’s straight forw ard pedigreed Buff R ock s from Earl
talk, how ever, was the most inter­ Snell o f Condon.
Other exhibitors
esting that cam e b efore the congress from a distance have also sent in ex­
His earnestness and sincerity as he hibits.
told o f the almost utter hopelessness
Many people so far have attended
o f the C olum bia
Southern settlers the ahow. but the largest attendance
appealed to everyone. The room was Is expected tom orrow and Saturday.
packed.
The aw arding o f pretuiuma w ill un­
**The Carey act has been a failure dou btedly be made today or tom or­
In our cou n try.” aald Mr. Oerktng. I row.
“ It appears to us that It Is operated
largely In the interests o f the prom o­
ters and the people look in g fo r a big
rakeoff.
"T h e prom oters have sent adver­
tisements over the country show ing
how the state Is back o f these pro­
jects. when, in fact, the state Isn't
bark o f them at all. P eople are In- j
dured to com e to the state
under
false pretenses. They go on the land
not knowing
what con d ition s they
w ill have to meet there.
H O E S F R O M g7Ntt.lt> IN I INNI T O
ARE “FORNINSr
THE CAREY ACT
OK
P IO N E E R
SK T-
ONK OK TH KM
threshing outfit.
BRING
Capital Fully Paid................................... $25,000.00
Surplus and Profits............................... 3,000.00
TI.ER.H V IV ID I,Y T O I J t BY
Who carries the largest Stock of Hardware, Ag­
ricultural Implements, Wagons, Buggies, Harness,
Paints, Oils, etc. of any store in Central Oregon.
Everything from a pegging awl to a complete
TO
WILL
U . S. D E P O S IT O R Y
Continued on Page 3
Hardware Man
BEEN AS PLEASANT AND
Redmond Bank of Commerce
He next took me to a cold storage
ewtabllahment. I think he thought 1 I
needed coolin g off a little.
I saw
them making Ire for the Brat time In
my life. and. after I had gotten out
of town and on my way home and
The Reliable
HAS
WE HOPE THE NEW YEAR
And that poor old river, ao furloua
at thia Aral Interference
I w onder­
ed how few m ore aummera It would
be until It ahould be loaded doyvn un­
til It would fairly groan out the bal­
ance o f Ita existence- gronn out Ita
etlatenre under the load o f the white
m an'» burden.
I think I atood up well under the
rhatterlng o f my friend that after­
noon. conalderlng the clrcumatancea;
rlrrumatanrea about which he knew
nothing, until Anally I took a hand
In the converaatlon m yaelf and aald
to him :
"H old on. my frien d ; llaten to me
I am running over with acre feet; I
am chock full o f power unit* and my
velocity 1» aotnethlng terrlfAr. loot's
get nut o f here. I believe I am aee­
lng th in gs."
M unz
YEAR
WE SINCERELY TRUST THAT
PROSPEROUS TO YOU AS IT HAS BEEN TO US, AND
Ht'FFKKI.NUM
A lfr e d
$1.50 PER YEAR
Irrigation
Congrí*.»
I.Ixten«,
and
Money la Mought lo Inventi,
gate Yarloua W ork on
Koot at 1‘reeent
The Irrigation Congreaa that met
In Portland laat week took a hard
alap at the Carey Act. and draatlc
law» were advocated. It was claim ­
ed the Carey Act measures w ere In­
adequate. too deceptive and expen­
sive.
J. W. Ilrewer o f thia city, and J.
N. B. Oerktng o f laHdlaw. were there
to lead the fight against the C olum ­
bia Southern, all the properties o f
which are In the hands o f the state.
They sought legislation that will give
the state pow er to guarantee the
bonds o f worthy Irrigation project».
Now Irrigation securities have no
market whatever.
W ith the atate
back o f them value w ould be sus­
tained.
Beneflt to the atate would
be through developm ent obtained
D epreciation o f value baa entirely
quieted the Colum bia Southern pro­
ject. which Mr. Rrewer declared con ­
tains the best land In the atate.
Speaker after speaker told how
their Irrigation project*, undertaken
under the
provisions o f the Carey
Act. either have failed entirely or
have been carried out successfully
only at an expense far greater than
the original estimates.
Particularly pitiful and dram atic
waa the recital by J N. B. Oerktng
o f Ijkldlaw, o f the difficulties and
I
S ta te Is B la m e d
$ 3 .6 4 3 .1 » D I K IN G T H E
" I confess that when I m yself
went on to tny hom estead I did not
Y E A R O F 1012
know the difference between the
Carey Act and the desert land la w .,
But I have found out sin ce."
He charged that the state has
shirked its responsibility If It Is back
Through the courtesy o f Postm as­
o f the Colum bia Southern project.
ter M oore The Spokesm an Is enabled
“ I am not a la w y er," he continu ­ to publish the receipts o f the Red­
ed. "an d can 't tell w hether the state m ond postofftce for the years 1909,
Is duty bound to back It or not.
I 1910. 1911 and 1912.
certainly believe, though, that
the
The total
business o f the year
state Is m orally obliged to give Ita 1909 was $786.10.
aid to those people w ho have gone
F or 1910. »2,07 5 59.
on to this project,
when they were
F or 1911, 3.014.19.
given reason to believe, and Justly so
F or 1912, $3.643.49.
that the state would aid them.
Mr. M oore states that every month
"M y Idea Is that the atate should In 1912 show ed an Increase over the
get back o f the m inor propositions. correspon din g month In 1911. The
It Isn't quite clear to me what the postm aster expects, now
that the
beneflt would be o f backing
these parcel post law Is In operation, that
the business o f the office for 1913
Continued on Page 2
w ill go way over that o f 1912.