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THE BEND BULL
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.JUiND. OKKCON, I'UIDAY, JUNH 3, 1001.
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STATE BOARD'S VISIT
CAMIi TO INSIWT RECLAMATION
tlovernor Chnmburlnhi, Secretary of
State Dunbar ntut Stato Treasurer
Alooro iMnko Personnl Hinmlttntlon
of (his Plcld nml nro Pleased with
What I hoy Seo"Plrst Stato Officers
In Crook County,
Governor Chamberlain, Secretary
tf State Dunbnr mul State Trwns
ircr Moore, constituting tlfc Mate
laud board, were hi Heml three days
this week IoaIcFAk ,nl de hrigntion
situation. They were Accompanied
by A. W. Prescott, the Orcgoninn'.s
Snlein representative, fiYtfl by W. A.
l.nidlaw nml C. C. IttMimwn.
Tliey arrived from ShMrHco by woy
bf Tniil crossing find I'diat s Sat
urday night nnd departed Iffeftdtvy.
morning, KoiAfe fdi by wfiy of
Priuevillc. Personal inspection of
the country and the works for its
reclamation won them completely1
from a critical, doubting attitude of
blind to a faith so strong that it
amounts to H).sitlvc enthusiasm.
Two members of the state IkxihI
hnd never before seen the Upper
Duschtites valley. Governor Cham
berlain nearly 37 years ago wan
lientuuRiit of a Mint county mili
tary company that .scut two
months this side the mountains pro
tecting settlers from renegade N'ez
Perce Indians then on the war
path. The governor then rode over
this country and got 11 pretty good
idea of its physical character but it
did not occur to him that the dc
crt would ever be reclaimed by
jff.cci ot the board having gcucro
supervision of this irrigation devel
opment, he came to renew his at
quaiutaiicc and qualify httuselt for
intelligent action in the premises
Secretary of State Dunbar had
never Iwfore visited tl.e upper Des
chutes valley and the whole coun
try was a revelation to him. State
Troasurcr Moore wont to Klam
ath Prill about 30 yours njo and
he has taken an active interest in
the hindering and irrigation oper
ations of that anility, .so he wax
a.imtrunun wurasvr.iiiuiAinr !
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vcortuc stnte onu- nrosm lorn ijii KWwRviifiMTtpf.t
jMirtially prejmred for what he sHWiami,,itehMM were made by Charles
Here, liioujju ue iiau never iwvii 0111
this ground Iwfore. liven to him, I
more or less familiar with such con-1
ditions as prevail here, the visit was
an cyc-opeucr and a miud-oeuer.
Sunday the party drove over to
the hendgate of the Columbia
Southern irrigation ditch 011 the
Ttimcllo. Prom there they fol
lowed down the line to the Swalley
bridge, getting nil idea of the dis
tributing system and of
under it. Mr. Giterin
the lands ,
lllld Mr. ,
Kowiee accompaiiieo 111c visiiurn on nmj ulfucltvu ailtlress, well pitlict
this trip. j tinted with applause His coin-
Monday the party drove up thH imi 0f fCW VVc i the local
west side of the river to Ilcnham Hulcl where he has lived but 11 few
falls with Mr. Drake, Mr. Howlee, . wcck, was complete, his delivery
Mr. Steiuemniin and a Bulletin mlHyt uH argument Incisive anil
inun. At the Hrowucll bridge 11 forceful,
halt was made and 11 flue lunch
prepared by Mrs. Kowlee was stow- l. I. & P. Co.'s Lands Clolnsr.
cd away. On the return trip a, cimrliw P. Church, n contractor
stop was made at the Dutch John , runi wXnXe ,.,, 0f Seattle, was
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nruigoior an uour s usuitig aim me , jjemi fuw days this week look
govenor cuught his first trout. Mr. iK Ver the irrigation lauds of the
Prescott, the Oregonian man for,i) I. t p. Co. nnd has contracted
the first time saw u trout caught. , wt, t,tf company for 1930 acres
Coming down the cast side n stop 1 luier ,ts hcgregatiou near Forked
was made at the licaclworks ot the,
'Pilot Hutte canal and the visitors
Vulked down the flume and ex
amined the construction. Then
Hh'ey drove down the canal line to
"Ucild.Vupping nt the first diversion
'gtU'es ;tb "Vee how the turning of
water from 'tlfc main canal into
'laterals is accomplished.
In the evening there was a recep
tion for the officers at Grant's hall
'and the largest crowd ever assem
bled in fiend attended nearly 300
people. A. M.' Drake presided and
remarks we're jnade by Governor
'.Chamberlain, Secretary of State
'Dunbar, State Treasurer Moore'
mid V. It. fluerin, Jr. Alt steered
clear oT polities.- The ttovunor
told a couple oT funny Wtortos nml
spoke oftho miirYelonsdevclopmnl
which had nliottdy Iwgttn in the
Deschutes couiitiy. Mr. Dtiubai
expressed his gritliflcatio'h n't wlint
he had seen in this region and his
great faith in the progicss of the
coming years. Mr. Moorv had hd
experience in irrigation and 1iiiuIm.t
ing in Klamath county, from which
he formed the judgment that the
Deschutes valley would soon lie the
home of many thousands of people
drawing wealth flout the .soil mid
The most significant part of the I
remarks or nil these olhcors was the
expression of unalloyed confidence'
in the .success of the reclamation
movements now in progieM here..
Iherc was no balancing 0! qualifying
phrases, the subjunctive mood was
ruled out of the sjKxchos; personal
examination of the field had driven
away nil doubt, loth us to the pos
sibility of successful irrigation iiere
and the good faith of those engag
ed in the work, and enthusiasm
and admiration 'entirely supplanted
hesitation and uncertainty. There
were unequivocal pledges of support
for the development agencies at
work here and a promise from each
to visit this region again within
Chairman Drake ad led iixn Mr.
Ciierm to make resjHmsc to the sen
timents of the visitors and he did
so in a brief seech that found
favor with all. A formal vote of
thiluks for this visit from the state
IkmihI was, passed and an invitation
to return here was also voted. After
this, opX)rtuiiity was given for the
iwople to erect tiersotuilly the visit-
, ors and half an hour was Hissed in
pleasant social intercourse.
ritcsdiiy mnruiugjU" visitors lea
. iuntill'-mit. llin Hr-il
I'hursdiiy reached Portland again
While in Ik-nd the vhifdra Were
iiu ru-re'i ai ineiiui't-iiiiiiiiuigoiHiie
D I P Co and most of -a hi.
time thc ate at the home of P. C.
Kowlee, assistant general manager
of the coutNiuy. Sunday evening
they dined at A. M. Drake's
McpuMlcnn Rally Tuesday Night.
The republicans held Mil enthu
siastic rally at Crnnt's hall TtiPMlny
night. The hall was well filled
with vi)trs. A. M. Drnku nriviiilMl
a. Gilchrist nominee for county
cierk; j. j,. .tcCtillocb. for awiessor:
William lloeit II. for suiMriiiteudent
of schools; Prank Ivlkuih, for sheriff;
and W. A. Nell, for county judge.
These cnudidatos did not waste
nt'ich time in elocution but spoke
1 briefly and to the point on local
I issues, and all wore well received.
I Aftur the nominees had Ihjcii
heard from W. K Gtieriu, jr., dis
ciismmI for half nu hour the milt Ion 1
iskltDSof the dav. makitivn nlinirdtii'
n , ---o
noril jmtte for himself and other
settlers in 160 acre tracts.
These settlers are exacted to ar
rive early during the coming sum
mer nnd begin clearing the laud for
seeding next fall. Mr. Church in
tends to make another visit .to Ileud
in about a mouth.
The D. 1, & P. Co. has con
tractcd for over 3000 acres of its
lauds this month, and is receiving
every day numerous inquiries con
cerning its segregation.
Sheriff C. Sum Smith was out, tp
fix up his political fences hi Heud
precinct this weeks' " ' "4",,
WlliST IIOMLSTEAI) IHIilfiATIlI)
111.0T iiurrii canal.
Wnter'ts also Delivered to the lloiul
Townitlto-I:lrtt Diversion (Inlott Jtmt
SoittheaMt of lown-'Clik'f Uniclnccr
nml SiiperliitenJcnt Joint (i. Kclloy
l(cslKnsHMtliifiictory Prorcn of
The homestead of KnghlfoV I,.
D, Wlcst was watered from the
Pilot Hutte canal this week which
is the first actual irrigation from
that rvelnmation plants W-ntw is
now delivered at lite lleitd tOwnsite
also by a lateral leaving he Ttiaiu
canal opKsite the Wiest iateral.
This diversion of wateV front he
Pilot llutto canal is historic Ijccaiise
it mm ks the lirst actual use of it on
the soil to produce crops, Alter
iiImmiI four years of work and the
cxiKMidituic of tens of thousands of
dollars the soil buck from the river
is slaking its thrmt and pushing
plant life in 11 surprising manner.
The first diversion gates ate at a
point where the canal drops alxmt
two feet. A narrow stall or Hume
about 13 feet long mrullel with the
ditch sets in at either Hide, leaving
the center of the chauunl unob
structed. At the lower end of each
Hume the box turns outward, deliv
ering water through n gate into the
Mr. Wiest has sever! miles of
ditch completed 011 his home forty.
Chief Kttgiuecr John O. Kelley
resigned his jxmitlon with the D I
& P Co Ttiisdav and left next d
(or Poiuml, being drivt-u to Pnnr
m jumaiti iictc Initial a( thtfutcf
No Hi-tioti has vt Ixjt'ii tutcu tofil
1 me vHcniiry
Mr Kelly took the stiptriut
em of the work on the Pilot Jlutie ,
imiihI in the later part of Pebruur.x
nnd has pttuhcd oientioiis vuerget-1
ically since then, accomplishing
very subritnnliul result. Ilisrep
utMtiou a an engineer of ability
has bevu iKjrne out here and tlnw
with whom he Iih Inteii aiuuciutd
regret to s him go. Poreniau
Uoldeu, who cm me with Mr. Kelly,
The work at the front has been
Koing forward sutisinctolrly, both as
to engineering and construction.
The Pilot llutto Development Co.
is planting some sugar boot seed on
the ground just across the river
from the sawmill mid also near Pilot
hutte to try their adaptability to
fhis soil ami climate. If this veg
etable should do well here it nitty
lie the menus of cotablisliiug 11 new
industry and in the course of n few
years there would lc the possibility
of a sugar mill Imiug located in this
Mr. nnd Mrs. George O'N'elll, of
Prineville, wero in Ileud Tposdav
and Wednesday. Mr. O'Nell is
looking after the matter of furnish
ing the luitiler for the bridge to Ik.
built til Forest's Three other mills
expect to submit bids, but in view
of the rapid development of this
portion of the county, which will
furnish the greatest patronage of
the-bridge, Mr. O'Neill thinks the
contract should be placed here.
O. II. Ilclkuap, of Culver arrived
in Huud Monday, and is looking
over the lauds coveicd by irrigation
projects in this vicinity. His ex
plorations are made in the interests
of prospective settlers from Astoria,
Oiegoit, and upon his repoit de
pends whether these cop!o will
come to make their home here.
So far as he has seen Mr. Ilclkuap
is favorably impressed with this
country, and no doubt will be the
means bf bringing 11 number of set
tlers to I the Irrigated lauds.
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The mill of the Pilot Butte Develop
ment Company has begun sawing ami
hereafter will be ready to supply all
kinds of surfaced and rough
LUMBER and SHINGLES
AT REASONABLE PRICES
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