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About The Deschutes echo. (Bend, Or.) 1902-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 17, 1903)
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D E S C H U T E S , C R O O K C O U N T Y , O R E G O N , O C T O B E R 17, HMUÌ.
IR U IG A T IO N IS T S .
were raised last summer. Sixteen ^
acres have been seeded to alfalia rx
J i S h o r t A c c o u n t o f th e S u c c e s s fu l W o r k
and seven acres of rye has been }
o f th e D e s c h u te s R e c la m a tio n a n d
Irrig a tio n C om p a u y.
sown on the Svvailey and Benham j
places. Indications point to a
THE BEND M ERCAN TILE CO.
Of all the Deschutes river irriga- good crop of alfalfa next season
K e e p s a c o m p le t e s t o c k o f S ash , D o o rs .
tion enterprises, the Deschutes and several shareholders are pre-
W in d o w s , an d
Reclamation and Irrigation C o m - paring the soil lor seeding. Mr.
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pany has thu 3 far been most sue- Bow has twelve acres
cesoful in its aim to accomplish fh e lands selected by this com-
the purpose of its promotors. To pany are ot the very choicest and
H E A D Q U A R T E R S F O R S H E E P M E N 'S
this company must be given the lay to the north, south and west ol
A N D C A T T L E M E N ’S S U P P L IE S .
credit of being the pioneers in irri- Bong Butte. About •'f'NOOO. has
gation on the Deschutes river, thus far been spent in money and
Full Line of Hardware, Stoves, Ete.
The scheme originated with G. W. labor to push this work to a suc-
Swalley (now deceased) and James cessful conclusion and a crew ot
E v e r y t h i n g a t Prlr.eville P r i c e s .
R. Benham, who in 1898 succeed- eight men and two teams are now|
ed in interesting others in the pro- engaged in widening and deepen-
ject, and in October of the next tng the ditch. Besides the eight
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year the company was incorporat- quarter-sections held by the mem-
ed. The shareholders at that time ; bers of the company, several have |
were W. II. Gann, C. B. Swalley,' homesteads and Frank Glass has
W. R. McFarland, W. H- Bird- | purchased 400 acres of state school j
song, Win. Johnson, B. C. Low, G. land which can be easily irrigated.
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W. Swalley and James R. Benham.
Mr. Gann later sold his share to so*l P11 die lands held b}’ the com
the company and some time after- | P a i , y and Messrs. Benham and j
ward Frank Glass, purchased it, Alt’! arland are of the opinion that
making him one of the sharehold- ; *♦ equally as good as that in the ^
ers. C. M. Elkins, of Brineville, bottom <ands of Crooked
also acquired a half interest in
share after questionable success. It is esti-
an organization had been effected uiated that tlie cost of maintain-
and at present is the executive ai,ce of canals will not exceeil forty
Has a complete line of
head of the enterprise. Mr. John- cents per acre irrigated,
goods at his new store.
son is secretary and treasurer, Mr.
A two-thousand dollar
The upper floor of Steidl
Benham general manager and .Mr.
addition has just been
McFarland chief engineer, he huv-. Reed’s new barn will have a oa-
ing been selected for that position p»city of from twelve to fifteen tons J
received. Qualities right
by the stare land hoard in the fall ot’ bay. This part of the structure,
and prices right.
of 1900, when the company decid- extending out over the rimrock, is
W . H. STAATS, Prop.,
ed operate under the Carey act.
several times as large as the ground
The survey had been made in boo,-.
September, 1899, and tlie work was
already well under way when ap-
plication to select lands under the
Carey law was made, i lie origi-
nal intention of the promotors was
to select iand under the Desert
Band act and to encourage other
settlers to come in and acquire an
interest in the canal by doing an
equal amount of work or by pur
chase of riglits from the company.
The appropriation of lands im
mediately contiguous to theirs, by
larger concerns that
came in, forstalled their plans,
however, and caused the little
company to select a small area of
its own and carry out the work
without further aid. The
construction work was that of the
flume something over a half mile
in length and for which lumber
was hauled from Benham falls,
The flume is seven feet wide with
fourteen inch side boards and is
built with a grade c f three-eights
of an inch to the rod. In the
ditch work, considerable rock was
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Deschutes, • - - Oregon.
F. G. Connelly, the forest ranger
wl10 has been stationed at Crane
Prairie during tlie past summer,
was in Deschutes Thursday on his|
way to The Dalles. Mr. Connelly '
was formerly a partner of Nick
Smith in the locating business.
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Kenne(Jy> ()f th# p rine. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
viile Review, was a visitor in town
last Sunday, having come ovei to
visit friends and incidentally to
try his luck with the rod. He suc
ceeded in landing 110 of the finny
tribe and and took them to Prine-1
viile the next day to distribute
among his numerous friends. Mr.
Kennedy was accompanied bv his
faithful dog. Ox.
MINN F SO T A
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TWO II Y < 1 t M KKO\\\*, 1 * 1101 **.
The only first-class establishment o f its kind in Western
T h e f i n e s t b r a n d s o f w i n e s , l i q u o r s , b e er s
cig a rs c o n s t a n t ly on h a n d .
Kastern people are especially invited (o r a li at (lie Buffet when in the r itv .
A protective tariff would greatly ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
benefit English landholders. Of
j . l . M c C u l l o c h ,
late years the value of English lands
bas dwindled down nearly to a
prairie basis and the landholders
have in some cases become bank-
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looke‘l af*eB ar>d taxes paid
for nen residents.
would gladly welcome a tariff but
♦be hordes of city laborers would Agent for Bytle Townsite, proposed terminus of the Columbia Southern.
Abstracter and Examiner of Titles.
necessitated be driven to desperation. Chamber- Fire a n d life i n s u r a n c e .
Pr ln o vi l l e O r e g o n
hard labor for these plucky irriga- bain s speech would indicate that
tionists. This was all overcome Englishmen are not afraid to ac-
A c c o m o d a t i o n s f i r s t - c l a s s In e v e r y r o s p o c t at
and at the present time the c om -1 know,edge that the country is in a
pany has eight and a half miles of critical state,
ditch carrying water to their lands,
aorne twenty-three acres of which
C. W . B A R N E S ,
This popular resort is under the special management and super
have already been tested to show ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY P I B L I C
vision of VV. H. Staats.
P R IN E V ILLE , O R EG O N .
Three acres of well-matured oata o « c e » wMt Third 9tr««t.