The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, October 19, 1906, Image 1

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NO. 31
Bend Freighter Falls Be
nea tli Ills Load.
wuna passus over iihad
Report Not I'tilly Vorlllcil Announce
(lint (IcqrKO Knnrr Received I'ntnl
ItllirrlcH nu Aliovo Stated.
George Knmr. a froiIitcr
btirtincvt Iiiih been the hauling of
freight from Sluuiil:o to Bend,
met with nu accident Wednesday
iiflcniooii, the result of which wns
fatal to liim. The report was
phoned to llcnd that when about a
mile south of Antelope on his way
to Mend, Kimrr was thrown from
his loud and killed. At the time
the accident occurred Knurr was ac
comHiniel by hi father-in-law, J.
II. Woods, Iwthinen driving four
horse tenuis. A hitter uttumpt to
obtain full imrticiilnrs over the
phone wan uiiNiicceMfuI, ntnl it is
not exactly known how the acci
dent happened
The flrnt report time wa hettrtt,
however, said thnt the wagon hail
lurched into a Ixid rut, hurling the
driver from his sent. He fell under
the load and n wheel passed over hi
head, death Ikmiik caused alinoMt
instantly. The report also stated
that Mr. Woods placed the dead
man 011 one of the horse mid took
him hack to Antelope.
The remains arc cxcctcl to ar
rive in llcnd, this evening ikI the
fcucrnl will probably be held either
SimdHV or Mniidwy.
The ileccnsed leaves a wife and
two children to survive him, a
daughter about 16 years old and i
Ikjv of 10 or 12 yews.
(lolJ Aline Hast of Prlnolllo Mas
Pleasant Opening lUerclseti.
The Oatcwood mine at Howard,
.to mile.s cast of Prineville, gave nu
"opciiiug'Mo. the public Inst week
Monday, which wns very plenwut
and interesting.
At a o'clock tlw quests met on
the second floor of the stamp mill,
says the l'rincville Journal, where
a brief address was made by T. M.
Baldwin of The Fir.t National
Dank of l'rincville, who spoke
earnestly of the brilliant prospects
of the new mine and what its de
velopment would mean to the com
mercial interests in Crook county.
The last words of Mr. Baldwin's
address dedicating the mine to
"success and prosperity" had
scarcely died away when Mr.
Oatcwood turned on the owcr.
Tiie 125 horse-power water wheel
began to revolve, and as the Im
mense 750-pound .stamps began to
drop Mrs. If, I Belknap broke a
battle of clear. Ochoco water across
the face of the battery, and the first
gold stamp mill ever erected in
Central Oregon was in successful
operation not to stop until the
Northwest comes to know that
Crook county contains n gold mine
that is a commercial success.
Mr. Gatcwood estimates that
there is enough ore now in the bins
and in sight to keep the mill run
ning night and day for a year,
Experts pronounce the mill as
thoroughly equipped as any mill in
the West. The ores are handled
almost entirely by the gravity sys
tem nnd the cost of milling is re
duced to the minimum.
The mill now contains a battery
of five stamps, each dropping 95
times 11 minute. Three tons of
concentrates arc produced every 24
hours, of the value of $350 per ton;
the tailings arc carried to the
cyanide tanks and will produce
enough gold bullion to pay all run
uitig expenses of the mine.
Noted Athlete in bend.
Thos. H. ShevJin. Jr., of Min
lieapolis, who arrived iu Bend last
week to look after exteusive Urn
her holdings held by his father
hereabouts, box acquired no small
degree of fame iu the intercollegiate
athletic world He has broken two
or three world's records iu putting
the shot, having iMirticipulud in in
ternational contests at different
times, once iu London.
He has also Iktii quite n distin
guished football player iu the Yale
eleven, having held the ixwltioti of
captain of that team iu 1905. Last
Sunday's Oregouiaii, iu a write up
of Northwestern athletics, re fern to
Mr. Slicvliu as "Yale's groat end "
On his way to Bend Mr. Shevliu
stopped at Soknuc and assisted iu
the coaching of a Sjiokiitic eleven
The Oregouiaii says:
"Tom Hlievlln, Ttptnlii of Yale's victor
Iimim clcvrn of I'yoj, in In Spokfuto. nnd
I in Wfn assisting Ccmi'li Cook with the
niinlldule for 1 1 if HiKiknne Athletic Clnli
(Ii-wmi. HIicvIiii it Known fur miiiI Mi
nn Yale's iMtwt end. If lie coutiuuwk hi
work with the Npokune player the
Mioiilii I mm 10 ciK' Micct-Miiiiiy
day tram in the Northwest. "
Farmers Are Clearing Loud and
lng Junipers.
Khihiond, Oct. 16 Now thnt tltv ir
Hunting i ilutie the stMinp jmller in iw
Klmiing to net In it work again. Some
of lltooe pulling tree out our way lately
nr Mr. I.mU, Mr. MeQueon, Mr. Iw
niii nnd yiHin truly. Vn manage to Ret
from .u to to Item a day with one nimi
al tin- machln hih! one tending eaWc.
That Is n good ileal faster Umii h run
Ket them worked Mp alter they are out of
the ground.
Tliose who Mdld nil their trten lint
year are how thresHlng. .Messrs. Vos
leg, Johnson, llettsley mid ltwMiu art
the latest one to gel their grain out of
the wnv. We have not learned whnt the
yield wa except from Mr. Voslmrg, who
hail two uctea of mU tliat drought him
75 tiluil. Not an enormous yield of
eotuc, hut, then we do not oxticet that
Talk iitxMlt ndvaure iu, land values'
The reMrt U prevalent that one man
clrt'm he lnu tvtin ottered $5,001 for ho.
.10 acre. We can vouch for the truth if
the reHirt Hint U that the owner make s
the t'lnim. l'Mrtlmr than thnt we do not
XO. We are here to Ufcist Uedmutu! and
our wjircxHtion, mil we doll' I wiiut to
boost them m hlli that nu oho can wrc
What a lmy man wir Commlwtioiicr
Kill . StHtHrday, iu ooniiwny with
Mr. McUuuuii anil Mr. l'eaidcy, your
truly wai tiafarc him teitifylng thnt Mr.
McQueen lmt tlojic the proper thing by
hi deMrt claim for the first year nnd wc
found the nforeMtid eoiumiwioucr with n
utendy iitrenui of people luiuing iu nnd
out U-fore him. At half past one it
looked a thougl it would le night lx
furc he got hi uidday meal.
Mcri4, llonilc, IIuiImiu and Long
went up to the V,oulte rnuch hut Satur
ilav, Mr. mid Mm. John Trlnlor ol Ottum-w-n,
Iowa, nre expected out in nlout n
week to K'iul the winter with their
daughter, Mr. Your Truly, nnd tit en
joy the delightful winter climate of Cen
tral Oregon.
While driving Saturday we noticed n
new Iioiim: that hn been put up junt
(MiitthttiMt of I'urkml Horn llatte, nnd
we lenrn of several ulu of lnnd lately,
Mr. WcIiIkt heiug one of the lmyou.
Mr. Wchher hat U-oii with 11 n for hofne
week iiml ha found n piece of lnnd thnt
junt ulU him. All thi country need is
for tliae who hnve nlready liought to
nettle 011 their lnnd nuil improve it. The
rent will take core of itself.
The deep well drilling machinery 1
011 the way, um ttcfore long we will hear
the chug, chug of the engine. Then we
arc iu 1iohm to sec wnler that doe not
Come to u In the dltchcx. The well will
he mink iu the center of the Mock kct
aside for u city park.
(Icucrnl loclal time mid Ixtskct upper
hy the I), I, V 1', Settlers' Association
011 (lctoher 27, After thnt let iu nee nil
ineinlierti turn out a well to the regular
Tliene notei) may he looketl for regular
ly, They nre not written hy X. Y, '.,,
A. 15, 1 1'. K, 6,, or iitiyhod) hut your
truly. If you know new of general in
terct nnd do not happen to sec the re
porter to tell lllm, drop a Hue Iu the
limit hag 011 rural route No. 1 and wc
will dish It up to the general public to
the best of our ability,
Mrs, Syriioii hts returned from a dc-
(Continued 011 page 4,)
An Exciting Pight with a
lily? Cat.
Conner Head Mini nnd Mis Two Plucky
Dog Win In n Pierce Uncountc'r
on a Hear Creek koiich.
Last I'riday evening about dusk,
0. II. Hricksou, son of Charles
Urick.von, formerly of lk-nd, had a
very exciting time with a large
lynx 011 the Kricksou ranch on
Hear creek. The outcome of the
fray was the death of the lynx iu a
very jwculiar manner.
Mr Ktickon was walking over
the ranch when his two shepherd
dog started a large lynx and ran
it up a junior tree. The young
man was not sure at first whnt
animal the dogs had treed, but
upon a closer approach to the tree
saw a large lynx, in its branches,
thnt growled savagely at him. Hav
ing no weapon with him, he tried
to halloo to his father, distant about
Till alKivc Is a cut of l)cm handsome
use for the firxt time last September.
11 1 1 -- 1 - - " ' 'H . '
roll 1 It l: 1 ufit -mH
position, has a fine view to the wxst of the mountains mid river, nnd has plenty
of roam for n piny ground for the children. Oil the first floor arc three study
room besides cloak rooms and lobby. The second floor will not be finished until
the needs of the district require it. When finished the second floor will also hnve
three study rooms with clonk rooms adjoining. Miss Until Reid, the principal,
prenidc over the grammnr grades, Miss Marion Wicst over the intermediate, and
Mrs. P. P. Smith has charge of the little folks.
a mile, to bring a gun but the elder
Krickson could not Understand nnd
paid but little attctitiou to his sou's
calls. O. II. did not want to leave
the tree to get a gun for fear that
the dogs would follow him unci the
lynx would get away, so he con
cluded to bombard the animal with
the liberal supply of stones lying
around. This he did and after an
hour of most streuuous work, he
succeeded iu knocking the lynx to
the ground, when the fun com
menced. The big cat had no sooner struck
terra flrma than the old dog, well
known in Bend as "Old Teddy,"
grabbed it by one of its hind legs
close to the body, flopped the
animal onto its back and held on
for dear life. "Old Teddy" is a
famous old bear dog and knew he
was up against the real thing. As
the old dog took hold the young
dog also sailed into the fracas,
made one lunge and grabbed the
lynx with a hold on the side of the
jaw and throat. With almost
human intelligence the two dogs
then kept the at stretched out on
its back, iu which position it could
harm neither ot them.
The struggle started on the top
of a knoll and the young dog pulled
the lynx and "Old Teddy" clear
to the foot of the hill, neither dog
letting go its hold. By the time
they reached the base of the hill the
life was choaked out of the lynx.
Mr. Krickson said that Some of
the most blood-curdling and awful
yells ever heard were given forth
by the big cat in its dying struggle.
The anitnnl was a good sized one
nnd stood about 30 inches tall. He
has killed several colls for Mr.
Krickson, who is consequently glad
to be rid of it. The young man is
rather lame from his violent exer
cise in bombarding the animal, and
says he has cleared off all the rock
011 that hillside.
Whnt He Is Doing In (lovcrnment Ex
periment Work In Idaho.
Prof. Hlias C. Nelson, the irri
gation expert, who formally had
charge of the I). I. & P. Co ' ex
periment farm east of Dcud, and
who, it is reported, will have the
supervision of a similar farm at
Hedmond during 1907, is busy in
Idaho starting a new government
experiment station at Caldwell.
Prof. II. T. French, director of the
Idaho Mate agricultural college, ac
companied by Mr. Nelson recently
were at Caldwell tor tlic purpose or
darting work on the new station.
A contour survey has becu made
and the contract let for the
clearing of 80 acres. Land will be
immediately placed iu shape for
demonstration iu both dryland
and irrigation farming and it is the
intention to get in some seed this
full. A pumping plant will also be
installed that will have n capacity
for watering tthout30 acres of laud.
new school building, which was opened to
The building occupies a commanding
Professor French expresses satis
faction with the site, as well as the
soil, and has already served notice
that the word "ranch" doesn't fit
any more. Experiment Station
Farm will be the term hereafter.
The preliminary work of preparing
the land for irrigation will be iu
charge of Professor Nelson, aud it
is also understood that he is to be a
member of the station staff.
Postofflcc Business Is Healthy.
The Bend postoffice has again
broken all daily records in money
order business. On the 15th there
were 88 orders issued, amounting to
SS.644.631 with fees of fi8.38.
This beats the previous highest rec
ord by 573.48, fig orders having
been issued on September 14
amounting to $5,073.15 with fees,
of fifi.oo.
The total money order business
for September amounted to 256
orders, calling for $6,367,931 with
fees of $37.03. Forty two orders
were paid amounting to $619.95,
Cancellations during the last
quarter aggregated $363.83; stamps
sold, $490.18. The postmaster's
commission from the cancellations
and box rent exceeded by $10.58
What the law allows to a fourth
clasd postoffieo. The maximum
couiiUissiou allowed is $250 per
All the October magazines can
now be had at the postoffice news-stauU.
Government Will Build a
Dam in the Deschutes.
Structure to Hxtcnd 90 Feet above the
River Put Check on Railroad Up
the Deschutes Canyon.
The project of building a rail
road up the Deschutes river to
Madras and on into Central Oregon
has received a serious check at
least temporarily. Information has
recently been received from govern
ment officials by the railroads build
ing up the river that the reclamation
service has a filing on the water of
the Deschutes and it is its intention
to build a dam between the mouth
ol the river and Willow creek that
will extend 90 feet above the
surface of the river. This practi
cally places a plug in the narrow
river canyon over which a railroad
cannot go. It would be possible to
build a line of railroad high enough
to pass above the dam but such a
line would have to be chiseled out
of the rock, which would make the
cost prohibitive. The grades
would also be very unsatisfactory.
The governments intentions
I were recently conveyed to the rail-
roads through the land office at
I the Dalles. Tr.e railroads bad
filed their maps of location and the
, department returned them with the
1 above-stated reasons. The rccla
' mation service plans tq build this
' dam and install a large power plant
to generate electricity. This elec
tric power will be used for pump
ing purposes on the Deschutes and
will also be carried to Umatilla and
used to pump the water for irriga
tion at that place.
The Oregon Truuk Line has
had crews of men grading up the
river aud Harrimau had a line sur
veyed on the opposite side of the
Deschutes canyon. It was the in
tention of these roads to follow the
canyon to where Willow creek
flows into the Deschutes, build up
Willow creek gorge to Madras and
then on iuto Central Oregon. This
route would give them excellent
grades, something better than one
per cent. The railroads have re
turned their maps of location to be
filed, so that the project could be
resumed should the government
abandon the plan of building the
It has been pointed out that if
the government desires power
sites just as good oucs can be found
a few miles farther up-stteam, above
the point where Willow creek joins
the Deschutes. A dam built any
where above this point would still
leave the river canyon available for
a railroad route.
In view of this at least temporary
check to a railroad up the Des
chutes, the survey of The Dalles
Dufur line from Dufur to Madras
takes on added significance. Num
erous reports have appeared from
time to time stating that The
Dalles-Dufur liue would be extend
ed into Central Oregon via Madras.
This road is practically conceded to
be a Hill line, and still furnishes
him with a means of tapping
Central Oregon, even though the
Deschutes cauyon is plugged. Hill
is also supposed to be behind the
Oregon Trunk Line.
Railroad Men Inspect Route.
T. W, Waggoner, chief engineer
of the Oregon Short Line, who un
til recently has had an office during
the sumnier in neud, visited Lake
view the first of last week accom
pauted by. E. E. Switzer on his
way from Burns to Madeline on a
tour of inspection of the proposed
route of the exteusiou. Mr. Wag
goner's visit to Lakeview, along
with the visit of Mr. Fassett, of the
Southern Pacific Co., who is also
making a tour of inspection, , is of
greatest iubortance. It stems bow
that Lakeview is the center of at
traction for railroad men. Mr.
Fassct is greatly taken up with the
outlook for Lake county, and while
in conversation with V. Conn, of
Paisley, expressed himself in no
uncertain language about the future
possibilities of that county. His
reports to nis company will no
doubt stir them up to the point
of immediate action in laying plans
to reach Lakeview with a railroad.
The inspection of the route by
Mr, Wafrgoncr from Burns to Mad
eline via Lakeview is in line with
the Short Line's plan to branch
the Natron-Ontario extension near
Burns, one line running northwest
toward Bend, the other southwest
iuto California.
No Desert in Central Oregon.
H. A. Hunter, of the Hunter
Laud Co. of Minneapolis, Minne
sota the company that recently
purchased a large part of the Ore
gon Central military road land
grant, with the intention of coloniz
ing it. was in Lakeview last week
and held out great hopes for the
development of Central Oregon.
He says that right today there are
10,000 people in Minneapolis wait
iug for trains to take them to Mon
tana and the Dakotas, where the
devil not only made the land but
made the climate also. He says
the worst piece of land in Lake
county is a garden spot beside the
land nqw being bought and fought
for in other western states, and
that we have no desert, as is pic
tured on the maps. It is not a
desert, he says, but a rolling prairie,
susceptible to high cultivation. It
will be remembered that Mr. Hun
ter, when his company bought this
land grant, said that the company
had undertaken the colonization of
this land at the request of Harr
man officials. Anqthcr evidence of
railroad constructiqu iu he not
distant future.
Another Large Ranch Cast of Bend,
Will Dc Put under Cultivation.
W. B. Wilson has resigned his,
position as local manager of the
Haswell-Guerin ranch and is now
in charcc of H. D. Turnev's laree
holdings 14 miles east qf Bend.
iur. xurncy una oifj acrpg qr puqice
land, a larirc part of which will b
put intq crqpnet seaspn. The work;
of clearing this land and getting;
tr. reaay 10c cultivation ym pe
started at once-
A contract tq clear iaq acres has.
been let to G. W. Reynolds, of Bend
and later a contract will a$q be lc(
to clear an additional toq acres..
Several buildings will be erected
on the ranch, including a comforta
ble little cottace. a bunk house.
cook house and barn. Plans for
the cottage have not yet been ac
cepted. The bunk house will be
16x26 feet with 9 foot posts; the
cook house 16x28 feet with o foot
posts; the barn either 44x47 feet or
30x00 icet wun 22 ipor. posts.
1 ms ranch will be watered front
the Central Oregon canal.
Mr. Wilson's successor on the
Haswell-Guerin ranch has not yet
been chosen.
Plaintiffs Win Cose.
In the case of D. McMillan et al
vs E. F. Batten et al, tried in the
circuit court at Prineville this week,
a verdict was returned in favor of
the plaintiffs.
This was a case arising from the
sale of stock held by D. McMillan
and J. D. Honeyman in the Bend
Mercantile Co. to A- M Drake
aud A- ! GoixlwiljiQ. According
to the terms of the transaction
Messrs. Drake and Goodwillie paid
half of the purchase price at tho
time of the deal, the balance to be
paid later. After taking au inven
tory of the stock, the defendants in
this case claimed that the stock had
been misrepresented to them and
refused to make the last payment.
Suit wan then brought by Messrs.
McMillan and Honeyman to re
cover. Alter the. evidence had
been heard, the judge ordered the
jury to return a verdict of $1,200
in favor of plaintiffs.
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