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About The Deschutes echo. (Bend, Or.) 1902-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 10, 1903)
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of the water that comes
from these mountains is the only J
Warner Mountain Withdrawal to Pro
hope of the settlers in Lake County.
tect Water Supply.
Mr. Taggart believes most of the
now within the limits of
I f ever a reserve is created in the
T H E B E N D M E R C A N T I L E CO.
are there for the j
Keeps a complete stock of Sash, Doors.
Southern Oregon, it will be unique purpose of
among forest reservations in the
Northwest. The large withdrawal ; were taken for speculative pur*
that has been made in that region ! poses. In his judgment, much
is unlike withdrawals elsewhere, timber land has been obtained
HEADQUARTERS FOR SHEEPMEN'S
having been made almost entirely fraudulently, amd much timber is
AND CATTLEMEN’S SUPPLIES.
with a view to creating a reserve still being cut illegally. There is
whose main object will Oe to per practically no land under cultiva- j
Full Line of Hardware, Stoves, Etc.
petuate the water supply, so essen tion within the limits of the with-1
E v e ry th in g at Prineville P rjce s.
tia! to the outlying country, which drawal.
depends so largely upon irrigation.
The creation of a Warner Moun is there,” says Taggart, “ should be' *
tain reserve was first suggested in preserved for the conservation jbf!
A. ff. GRANT, M a nao kk
1898 by Forest Superintendent B. the water and for future as well as ,
F. Allen, of California, who had present uses. le a n see no injury,
been making examinations in the that could be done to any one by
Warner Mountains in the northern ! reserving these lands, but that
extremity of that scale. The pro- great benefits would accrue if they
ject originated in California, and were reserved.
was at first confined solely to that
“ Sheep do great damage to the
State. Later on, however, S u p e r- j undergrowth and brush generally
intendent G. I. Taggart looked in and should not be allowed in these I
to the question, and extended his mountains or within the limits of
investigations northward into Ore the proposed reserve.”
Taggart’s report was eventually |
gon, under authority granted by
Commissioner Hermann, with the submitted to the Geological Sur
result that he on May 27, 1900, vey,
recommended the withdrawal of a came back August 11, 1902, with
large tract in Northern California the following comment by the Di-
and the adjoining section of Ore- rector:
gon, surrounding Goose Lake.
“ The proposal for the creation of»
In the course of his travels Tag- a forest reserve in Northern Cali-
gart found that there was a great fornia and Southern Oregon, under
deal of unlawful cutting of timber the name of the Warner Mountains
in the Warner Mountains, and it and Goose Lake Forest Reserve,is
was only when he reported this j disapproved.”
fact that Commissioner Hermann
No reasons were assigned. 1 here
issued specific instructions detail- was no evidence that ihe matter
ing him to make examinations had received intelligent or careful
with a view to determining the ne consideration. Nothing but this
bare adverse report, a characteristic
cessity for a permanent reserve.
of the Survey.
It is stated in Taggart’s report
On May 9, 1903, the Bureau of I
that a great majority of the citizens
whom he tnterviewsd were in favor Forestry recommended the creation
of the creation of » forest reserve, of a reserve in the \\ arn^r Moun-
“ the water question is a serious tain country in Oregon, and on
and important one to all settlers, duly 15, recommended the with-
TWOHY A MK LOWS', PRO 1*8.
The only objectors to a reserve i drawal of an even larger tract, with ^
where sheepmen, sawmill men and the last recommendation oflering
\ The only first-class establishment of its kind in Western
shake makers.” He went on to the following explanation:
say that the disastrous fires of
“ These lands are practically all. \
the past have been started largely non-ogricultural, forested lands,
T h e fin e s t b r a n d s o f w in e s , liq u o rs, boer3 and
by sheepmen. The millmen. he and their protection is of great im-
c ig a rs co n s ta n tly on hand.
four.d, did not want a reserve be portance not only to preserve the
cause it would prevent them tres- loreet as a source of timber supply,
Eastern people are especially invited to call ut the buffet when in the city.
passing upon Governmenr land and hut also to insure an equable and
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cutting timber illegally, which, be continuous supply of water to those
added, many of them were then do arid
M c C u l l o c h ,
ing. The shake-makers are ac
countable for the waste of thou
sands or rather millions of feet of ed into private bands, it is believed
the finest timber to be found in the that much of it is still vacant, and
particularly is this true of the more Real Estate bought anJ sold and property looked after, und taxes paid
, mountainous districts,
for nen residents.
He reported that the timber sup- more mutilated and inferior forests, ;
ply of the Warner Mountains is the territories most in need of Agent for Lytle Townsite, proposed terminus of the Columbia Southern.
limited, there not being over 10 per proper management and protection. (Tjr© a n d l i f e i n s u r a n c e .
Prineville. O re g o n
‘The sentiment of the residents
cent of tne whole area of the moun
of the districts, most all stockmen,
tains containing timber. Merchant- is heartily in favor of forest pro*
A c c o m o d a t i o n s f l r s t * c l a s s in e v e r y r e s p e c t a t
able timber, he said would average tection by the creation of forest re-
25,000 feet per acre in Oregon, | serves.”
and in some i n s t a n c e s run as high
July 2«, on the showing made by
as 50,000 to 70,000 feet. Not 5 per the Bureau of Forestry, combined
This popular resort is under the special management and super*
cent, of the land embraced in the, Taggart, tfceK Secretary ordered the
vision of Mrs. Wm. Staats.
present Warner Mountain with- withdrawal that stands today —
rawal is agricultural. Yet preser- Oregonian.
D ESCH U TES, ORECON-
$ S'he -famous fir ep r o o f Rubbero i d Roofing.
ï M IN N E S O T A B U F F E T
Abstracter and Examiner of Titles.