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THE BEND BULLETIN.
UKND, OKKGON, I'KIDAY, NOVKMDIJR 16. igoO.
BfiND SCHOOL WINS
Captures Prizes at Crook
TWO FIRSTS AND ONI: THIRD
Mlaa llowdo Doiiklo mid Clnlrc Hunter
llrlnjc lloiturH to tho l.ocnl IiikII-
tittlou of l.cctrnliiir
Scholars in the lieud schools have
again shown their ability. A re
pott of tint primt wluuurs in the cd
ttciitloiinl exhibit nt the Crook
.county fair linn just been received
from Superintendent Dinwiddle,
which shown that Jleml scholar
captured a goodly share of the
plums, ait tiaual.
Mim Heaaie Doukle received tlr.st
premium for beat rsaay, written by
ttdtolarsof the vventh mtd eighth
grade. 1'iIac, fa oo.
I'irat premium lor lest language
scheme, open to acuolars of the sec
ond jjiade, was won by Claire
1 1 tinier. The prixe was $2 00.
The Itcnd schools took tliird
premium on the bent general school
uxlubit. The comity high chooj
won litsl premiuui, and the I'rine
vllle achooln second. The tliird
premiuui aiimuuted to $3.00.
The total premiums offered in the
educational department amounted
to . The Item! achools captured
..oo In ptcmiuuiM, or uunrly one
half of the total.
ON Till! WAKI'ATII.
Drunken Indian Seeks Vcnitemico on
Yuiiiik (luck nnil II In Sipiaw.
Old Indian Charley imbibed n
little too much firewater yesterday
mid alaited on the warpath in the
vicinity of Adam Kotziiuui's ranch.
He started after the acaltw of a
young buck and hU nquaw who
were camped nearby ami who, thor
oughly frightened, ran to Kou
tuan's and took icfugein thehoufte.
The old brave wotihl have fob
lowed into the hoitae but Mr. Kotx
uiaii, it in reported, took a hand in
tlicurTairand inflicted corporal pun
ishment 011 the old buck. Kou
man then Milt word to Heiid, ask-
iujC that the sheriff be notified. A.
C. Lucas culled up SherifT lilkitis
on the 'phone and told him of the
trouble, whereupon thesherifTdepu
ti.wl Mr. I.ucus and John II.
Wcuaudy to go out and arrest the
warlike individual Heforc they
could get ready, however, another
niu!iiu(jur arrived from Koumau's
and announced that the young folks
had left and there was jwnee again.
The old buck claimed part of the
time that the young aquaw was his
wife, at other time Unit she was
May Have Power IMunt on Deschutes.
. The Priuevillc. Unlit & Water
company is contemplating setting
up a plant at some point on the
Deschutes, says the Review. The
new Ho-kllowatt generator ordered
some time ago is now held at Slinn
iko pending tiuaugemcntH, now in
the making, involving the iustal
lntiou of the Deschutes water pow
er plant. In case the company se
cures a suitable location on the
river the present plant will be worth
less, and totally different generators
similar to those used by Portland
General lilectric will thereafter be
used here. If a power site can be
secured at a reasonable figure the
change will be made almost at once,
uud bids for setting up poles asked
for. If the holders of power sites
nlong the river put the price too
high, the company will increase its
present plant mid run by steam
awhile yet. Wood is comparatively
scarce, but still there is enough to
rjttpply the company for many
(loveriiment Men at Silver Lake,
Supervising Kngineer C. K.
GritmskcyAn U. S. reclamation scr-
yicj! wan, arrived in Sijver Lake
Tuesday cvenitiBi dJfcct fromwasli-
ington I). C, ami will make an ex
haustive examination of the sur
rounding country to ascertain the
amount of water that is available
for irrigation purKscs.
drographle branch of the
en I survey has had a imrlv of l'col.
ogisls in northern Lake county for
the past several weeks, and it is
very gratifying to the people of
this section to know that the gov
ernment is taking an active interest
in reclamation work here. With
the certainty that construction will
commence on the O. S. I,, survey,
which tmwics through this end of
the county, within a year, and the
government taking an active part
in the development of this section,
the outlook is very encouraging
for northern Lake county. Cen
SKIN Till! PI2TITION.
'I ho Mnvu for New Mall Route Meets
n Very I'nvornblc Reception.
Have you .signed the petition for
n new mail route through Western
Crook, running from Shaniko to
IJeud via Madras and Redmond? If
you have not, you should do ao at
once. In lieud copies of the peti
tion can be found nt the I). M
ittnre, at K. A. Sather's, and at
Mrs. C. A. Jones' office. Copies
can alto be found at the Johnston
ranch and there is one twiug cir
culated in the Arnold ditch district.
The etitiou tins also been sent
to the following places and is beiuir
signed by many: Uiidlaw, Red
mond, Cline Falls, Sisters, Tumalo,
Rowland. Silver Lake and Odell.
People as far south as Christmas
Lake heard of this (Mitition and
wrote to the lieud coiumitte and
asked that a copy be sent them for
lllsli Wind and Much Rain.
The rainfall Wednesday night
was one of the heaviest that has
visited lieud for many mouths, and
the wind accompanying it was very
strong. Houses .shook and trem
bled beneath its blasts and signs
were torn down. The tent in
which the D. I. & V. boys who are
'leaning the canals were sleeping,
waa blown down and piled upon
Horry Keunnrd, who extricated
hiniMlf from its rain-soaked folds
with difficulty. Grabbing their bed
ding and clothes, the boys skiddood
lor Arm Amies barn, splashing
through puddles of water nearly to
their knees and with the drenching
rain beating through their night
clothes. They say it was the cold
est b.itlt they have ever taken.
Many New Settlers Arrive.
C. II. Kilts wat in Head Tues
day from his Powell Unites ranch.
Mr. Hllis reports that settlers are
moving onto laud near the buttes
and are building homes. He is
soon to build n house for one of the
new c nners, Mr. lines by name.
Mr. Imes has purchased 80 acres of
ditch land mid is now building him
a barn. I lis house will measure
20X2.) feet with 10 foot posts.
Another new comer there is R.
Haldettnan, from Coulee City,
Wash. He owns 160 acres of
ditch laud and has built n house
14x28 feet with 10 foot posts-. Mr.
Halderman will begin clearing his
laud soon and will prepare about
100 acres for cultivation.
Must Put In Screens.
The deputy fish warden for Lane
county has published a notice noti
fying people that all irrigation ca
nals and mill-races must have a fine
mesh wire screen placed at the
point of itwakc from tie stream
that feeds them. Many trout have
been going down the iirigation ca
nals in the Silver" Lake country and
when the water Was turned off thft
fields they have Uceu left strande A
on dry land.
The HulletiW is in need of m com
positor and can gjve.ii portion to
some young1 girl who woul d like to
learn to set type. Call at this office
for further1 particulars.
vSel high , st.ati
um none lor yo
AFTER DEEP WATER
Machine Is Drilling
(10IN0 DOWN QUITE RAPIDLY
An Hxpert from the Rant In
flood Progress, with but
Dclnys In the Work.
HitriMONi), Nov. 11. Thursday the
toot of the engine for the well drilling
machine took on n new sound. Work
had lieguii. l'orty feet was the record
the fl rat day and Go feat the -next day,
with nlxml 30 fact of casing hi. How
ever, the lower lull of the well caved in
nittl operation were auapended for a
time. Work wm tiroKretiug(piileraii.
ly through a kind of pumice Mone which
could Ihi cut quite eaaily with a knife.
Monday drilling hod again lcu reunited
ami the drill hail rtnihol n depth of gj
feet with Ho feet of the smaller eating
in. ThU Nearly nwile up for the low
chumnI by the cave In.
An expert from the oil firldtt of Um
Kart Uh charge of the wertc. The ma
chine drills a six-inch Me.
UOIi'CAT WOULD NOT SliOO.
Redmond Lndy Meets lllg Cat In Iter
Path Other News Notes.
KtsoMONri. Nov 12. .Mr. J. II. Mc
C.unlc started aero lot for town the
other day and encountered a large tub-
cat The bobcat would not shoo, awl m
Mr. IeCuflc felt that there must be
a wiHinromiM: she herself tumml and
went around by the road
II. I'. I'ltulcy N nt home again from
Dormnce'ii, wlwre he w! let out by the
closing of the mill
l'iuis Woods I tlie snortaiiMii of the
town just now. Saturday morning lt
brought down a swan that measured
seven feet from tip tu tip.
Mr. Young from HortH of town wm
aiHitner Rend visitor. Of course be went
for lumber everyone dec HowHi.Iays,
Mr. Hansen went too, for seme more;
We notice that finis Wood i going
to improve his iKMiliry a he ha imr-
chased some tin Mlaek lAHKstutu stock.
Me already lias some good ltalf breed
C. W. Minim waa at home I'riday.
TlMt U ittMiit a long as he can stay while
the road aru good, ImU he makea things
hum with Ills six horse while lie U here.
I'riday he had all six of them tupping
beet mid carrot while he (Hilled them.
Mr. f.audert lm his water tank ruady
for the winter now. W. It. Iuinb and
Yours Trul have their cave nearly com
pleted. The nro small items in them
selves, but when there ntx- uuough of
them they show somulhiug. One what.
We are pleated to note ntikmg lumber
buyer the jvut w eek Mr. I)u Creeu&lgh.
We kiw two loiul for him from the 1.
II. 1). Company of about 4000 feet and
3000 shingle. The tongue of the trailer
broke however uud Mr. GrceiMlgh wki
11 day late gutting one loud of hU IUm
br. In this country when any extensive
improvements are Iwguu it i nccoary
to look well to Uie water supply, Thurs
day the force repairing tho main chunl
hnd iiscii nil water remaining and had to
move to Ilouil so as to work down the
canal nud so keen a alrennt followlni!
We are. pleated 6 note the arrival of
15. h. Iv jrsou front North Itakota. Mr.
h erron. was In 11 year ago and purchased
two eighties and now has coinc to make
hl'iiMarkon tlteitt. With him came a
young man whose name we did not learn
bu t who own u forty cost of forked
1'iorii. Watch Ucdinoud grow.
Saturday's meeting of the 1). I. & 1.
Settlers' association Was vll attended.
The road liotice was putirt prflfxir shape,
an cutcrtftittlheut for TlwusgK'iM night
was provided fdc, and it was decided to
encourage Ulcf formatjan nud mainte
nance uf timid for Itcdmond, X co;n-
iiutte was also appalmtM to iUaw .up
rcsolulluns ,nud ivetitlons agsbut the
nctlutl Of the United States tcdaiuatibn
service in iiracttcalljr closing the i)cs.
cnuics river 10 lauiwid ouikiiok.
(Jric year 4fcal Sktw tfj HtytAyfofy
uroveiuto kcuuioiul wiu uie jency
cow. The IlVery txtrii w in course of
erection and we wondered what ft wa
to be. Tho Jackson Lumber Company
was alM) building the present hardware
lHiiMing. There was no saloon iMiildiug,
not nearly half a much store or store
as thre 14 now. Carl Ithrel lived with
his family in the lck part of the store
a he had no nice big residence at that
time. We might name many other
change that have taknu place in that
time, but wc turn with briifht face to
the future rather tlwu the past. Wc
camped that day Wide lateral C and
the next day hail ten caller. 1'retty
good for a start, wai it not?
Tumalo, Nov. 10, The hard winds
of Monday blew many tree down in this
vicinity. This is the hardest wind that
ha blown here for years.
1'. W. '.cverenge wa in Tumalo on
M. Mclviti passed through horc on his
way to lieud on butlueM Monday,
Mr. Tracy, from Portland, was here
the first of the week looking over titn
Iter. Mr. Kilo Hoottc and Mr. W. J. High,
tower were calling oh Ir. G. W. Winter
sir. iIIUirg wa a Tumalo caller
Su.nUjr. II nay he tike this country
better eeery day.
Mr. DennisoH of Madras wm in Tuma
lo over night Thursday, having come
after lumber at the HigMtowcr-Smilh
The C. 8. I. Co. have a crew of men at
work repairing and clearing out tln-ir
ditch prenaratory to next season's irri
gation. Geo. W. Winter & Sou have about 30
acre ot ground plowed which they ex
pect to seed to alfalfa next spring. 1'art
of this is clover sod which should be a
great tietteflt to the ground for alfalfa.
Wc are glad to hear of the start the
Redmond people are making In drilling
for water. My sncee erowu their
effort. This project Till be eagerly
watched by many on the wet side of the
river and if proven a sttccet Redmond
many wells will be drilled in this local
ity, which' wit! lie a great help to every
(To Iste aw wt fc.)
Mr. Maytield purchased a new
Mis 1'etinington i getting along nice
ly with her school.
I.ee Caldwell tuts l4i riding the
range for cattle lately.
Will Dorrelt i driving stage from
Rosland to Priueville.
Mr. Kelsey's freight team pael
through Rosland this week.
Mr. Strotts of Red Top raneh Is build
ing an addition to hi boat
WchoarAI. Trobee is tmllding a tx
room dwelling liouse on Ids homeAtcad.
Win. lksue is thinking of putting up
a new hotel at Roland soon.
Geo. Sly has been doing lots of work
in hi blacksmith shop lately.
1. S. lloKue & Son are doing a largo
Iwmikmm in their store at present.
b'rauk lkHiue is on hi way to Sluniko
"for supplie for the Roland store.
Therm)! Moffet of Priueville is ruling
the range in search of cattle at present.
Miss Howard, who has been workini;
at the Uegue hotel, returned home last
Miss Jessie Andrew lstenohinir school
at the Red Top ranch. She has a large
Mr, and Mrs. Will lloguc have re
turned from the valley. They report
tuiving a good time.
Geo. Hewitt and Otto Clausou took a
hunting trip a few days ngo. They were
hunting for (dear) deer.
Mr. Holllu&hcad and family have
moved to llcud where their children will
attend, school this winter.
Mis,. Cook, the Rosland hotel pro
prietor, has moved to rriuovillc since
the hotel at Rosland burned down.
Mr. Hall's people, who have been liv
ing on Mr. Sharp's homestead, Have -returned
to their heme in Washington.
Geo. Mayfield. accompanied, by Ids'
grandparents, Will Mayfield, ami wife,'
returned' from Klamath Falls with a load
of winter supplies recently. ,
Joe Taguett was seen driving , dowm
the road the other day making au'aWfuV
dust. He is 'driving the stage now be
tween Rosland and Silver Lake.
Gcorgo llpgueWnl Will DorrcHY Vho
went to the valley to pick hops and ee-
cooic, leturueu iiome wtiuouc
nlckliiL'ii hon orsecuriui! n cook -eilhor,
Mr. Grace HeUoii and John .Knox
were united 111 mafrtwee n rcw veeKs
.lx T..!... t.l.l.Ut. n.tt,.!...!.... Tl...
W , w wk
Kv, jui fjKn?v, wm
arc living 011 her homestead
THE DESCHUTES DAM
Reasons Why It Should
Not Be Built.
VAST INTERESTS INVOLVED
In a Letter to The Bulletin, L. D. Wlcst
States Soma of the Objections to
Darning the Deschutes.
To the Kditor: In a communica
tion published in the Madras Pio
neer of November 8, the superin
tendent of the Warm Spring agen
cy, Mr. Claude Covey, calls atten
tion to the proposed dam in the
Deschutes river by the U. S. recla
mation service and to his intentions
of entering a protest to the same on
bchnlf of the Warm Spring Indians
on account ol violations 01 tiicir
treaty rights that the construction
of this dam would cause and also
inviting the people of the Deschutes
valley to join in a petition to the
secretary of the interior and our
members tu congress.
While we believe that of all obli
gations the government should by
all means hold its agreements with
the Indians the most sacred of all,
there are also other very essential
reasons that should be a most po
tent incentive to cause not only us
but also Portland, all of Central
Oregon and the entire Northwest to
join hands with Mr. Covey.
That the reclamation service is
showiuc an effort to construct a
number of systems in Oregon is
both commendable and just on ac
count of the large amount of money
that the department has received
from timber sales in this state; nor
are we surprised that they come
rittht into our door yard to divert
our waters away from us, and spend
thousands ot dollars in doing ir ror
the benefit of a district so remote as
to make the cost almost prohibitive,
when we consider that for four
years the Blue Mountain counties.
under the matchless leadership of
such men as Mr. Will R King.
Judge Hatly and others, have beep
continually calling attention to their
undeveloped resources until the ue
partmcut has become thoroughly
imbued with the idea that the small
mountainous lringc along the east
ern border of the state is the great
state of Oregon. Neither are we as
tonished that of all counties in the
state that should receive the most
attention from theTeclamation serv
ice, on account of the large income
received by the government from
the timber sales in the county aud
the vast undeveloped resources both
in land and water that could be
utilized for one-half per acre that
this Umatilla project will undoubt
edly cost, Crook county has abso
lutely received no attention, isor
cau wc blame tlios; energetic aim
active Uluc Mount. liu boys for con
tinually Jailing theHr pockets with
our golden plums that we have per
sistently refused to- pick. However,
we may ask, is it mot time to call a
halt to all this w lien they cornel
right into our door-yards prepared
to take trees and all?
WJiat has Crook county ever
done to call at ten tiott to her won
derfully .extensive and unequalled
undeveloped resou trees to induce
cither capital or the reclamation
service to come wit bin her borders?
It is true that 1 :apital wisely in
trenched itself uud er the. Carey Act
in the western par t of the county,
but not from any 0 snspicuous guide
jwsts that we had 1 irected at every
fiuaucial cross-road , throughout the
United States, call! tng attention to
either the sparklin cc vatew of the,
Deschutes, the wo nderful possibil
ities of the fertility of 4be -soil to
vhlch the water c mid easily be ap
plied, r our salub rious fclimate. 3s
it not a fdet that . ever sfnee the"
NewlandiUUl was enacted, wve hove
been' utterly lhdiffi :rent?
While it jstt fac X that .cstfdidl (has
iriwirW the. T)eseV inte-L it hOS'becn
fully- demonstrate I by the Mliest!
settlers that there . areoAher-aeotions
,jn the valley equttaiyittsigootU The,
ice comes aicic ws wua lujpinm. .--
chutes' at an enormous expense is
proof in itself that if their attention
is properly called to it they will un
doubtedly prefer to use this money
in the reclamation of the rich and
desirable lands of Crook county in
preference to the questionable sand
dunes of Umatilla. Then why not
call the department's attention to
the large volume of water that
annually goes to waste from Crook
ed river and its tributaries, and the
fertile lands to which it can be dl
verted? The actual intentions of
the Newlands bill, as wc remember
it, was to develop systems that
would be prohibitive for private
capital to consider. On account ot
the storage reservoirs that the
Crooked river territory requires
rnpital has hesitated to enter there
Surely those of us from the western
part of the county would like to see
both real estate and the population
of the eastern part of the county re
ceive the impetus that would natur
ally result, for undoubtedly some ot
the crumbs would come to our
Another reason that concerns the
entire Northwest is the blocking o;
an important highway on the Dcs
chutes to which Mr. Jesse I. Starns
so ably, called attention in his ad
dress beore the irrigation couven
lion at Hood River. Anyone who
is familiar with the topography of
Oregon can readily see that the Dcs
chutes canyon is not only absolutely
essential for heavy traffic from Cen
tral Oregon to the coast but that it
will eventually become the most
economical route for trunk line
service between Portland and east
em and southern points. It wai
w'th this knowledge in view that
not only capital has commenced in
vestments both in lumber and irri
gation enterprises that will require
millons of dollars aud permanently
add thousands of both wealth and
population to the state, but was the
cause of large numbers bringing
their families to the Descbults ant
investing all they had in the devel
opment of the land on which they
have located. By the construction
ol this dam as now contemplate
these enterprises and developments
would not oniy receive a stagger
ing blow but both the east and
west and north and south trunk
lines would become so seriously
crippled as to make it doubtftf
whether the present plans woult'
ever be perfected. While it is a
well kuown fact that the O. R &
N. has the best outlet through the
Cuscades on the Pacific coast, it is
also well known that the usefulness
of this outlet is impaired by its
present route of heavy graces over
the Blue Mountains. When con
sidering the fact that from Th."
Dalles to Ontario via the Deschutes
river canyon there is a route that
not only avoids all the objectionabU
features on the present line between
.Qmaha. aud Portland but also
makejs possible -a north and
south line that misses all the sen
ous obstructions to heavy trafik
over the Siskiyou Mountains, it
should behoove not only all of Ore
gon but also Idaho, Utah, Nevada
California, Colorado, Wyoming
Washington and Montana to joir.
hands with Mr. Covey in his noble
Still auothcr reason, to which
Mr. Covey las called attention, if
that their appropriation of the stir
plus water .of the Deschutes for
this dam would impair numerous
possibilities throughout the Des
chutes region. Where can you
find either better soil or climate
than .there is right on tue v arrn
Spring reservation? Nor is t)ie res
ervatiou the ouly place tp wluch
any surplus water not already ap
plied for can be economically til
In conclusion we will say t"t we
do not believe that it us tb inten
tion of the reclamation service to
carry out work that would cripple
any section, and surely ot .any
thing that would be so detrimental
to such a large scope ot country
Consequently we would suggest
that atteution to this matter be ot
only -called to the interior depart
uient, our total representation in
congress, the states of Idaho, Utah,
Nevada, California, Washington.
Colorado .and Wvominc. but also of
Ltkei teclainatlo'hXser vice.
I,. D, WIXSX.