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nHND, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVKMtfHtt 3. 1906.
MANY GOOD REASONS
Change In, Mall Service Is
'COMPARISON OP TWO ROUTES
A Comprehensive Statement of Pre'
cut Mall Condition nnd Mow
llioy Could (to Bettered.
The movement for 11 direct uuiil
service for the western part of
Crook county appeals to every eiti
en In the Deschutes vnlley. It is
nut coupled with any plan or hint
for lessening the service on the
l'rineville route but it purely a
move to mvitru proper facilities in a
region that has U-en .icltlcd and de
veloped since the present through
line was established,
1'ully to tet forth the situation
iioct&dtatu much detail, but it ik
warranted by the interests affected.
When the Columbia Southern rail
way reached Slianiko .some ix
years ago a direct service was in
nucurnted to l'rineville. At that
lime almost the entire txipulntiou of
Crook county (an area lorver than
the Mate of Maryland) was centered
at that point and beyond up the
Ochoco and Crooked river valleys
The road was oor, but with the
then small volume of mail it was
jKmlblc to make the 65. mile run in
the night in good weather, and
from l'rineville sub-routes the fol
lowing day distributed light mails
to the outlying country. During
the past five years, however, heavy'
settlements hnvc set in along both
sides of the Deschutes river from
Willow creek to Hend, covering mi
area of some 60 miles in length by
15 to 20 in width. This growth
being gradual, the mail was natur
ally distributed by cross Hues from
the l'rineville route. At the pres
out time this area contains some
5,000 people, and population is rap
idly increasing. Some five or six
important towns have sprung up
having community ol interest and
need for direct interchange of mail
and more demand for direct connec
tion with railroad rather than with
the county scat at l'rineville.
The enormous increase in the
volume of mail entirely overburdens
the capacity of the l'rineville route,
the stage leaving .Slianiko at night
generally carrying from one and a
half to two tons of mail, rendering
operation slow and almost imprac
ticable in bad weather. The road
is through a mountainous country;
starting at Slianiko, mi me 3, 400 feet
elevation; thence down Cow canyon
to about 1,600 feet at Cross Keys;
thence up the adobe bottoms of
Hay Creek, up and down over sev
eral mountain spurs (in one in
stance nearly j, 000 feet), and sev
eral hills of 500 feet height, cross
ing the divide into the adobe bot
toms of Willow creek; thence over
the pass of Grizzly mountain, about
.1,300 elevation, often- blockaded
with snow; down again to l'rineville,
3,700 feet elevation. The schedule
time allows but about lour miles
per hour, and this slow pace is ab
solutely impossible in bad weather.
From l'rineville to Hend the road
rises some 500 feel from the Crook
ed river canyon, up over tiie rim
rock; thence up again several hun
dred feet over the 1'owell Hutte di
vide; down to the old river bed; up
ngaiu several hundred feet by tirad
ual ascent to liend the schedule
time for this 30 miles being 10
bourn, about three miles per hour.
Kxccpt in the very best weather
ithc stages on the connecting lines
to Iteud, Silver Lake and interme
diate points, are held for hours at
l'rineville, and in the winter time
even then are often forced to come
without the railroad mail, leaving
it to lie over an extra day at Prlne
yille, It is impossible with the
present volume of business to carry
all of these mails to Prineviile and
give, any reasonable servica during
the greater poftfou of the y!at, the,
mall nearly always arriving at Hend
after cloie of business, necessitating
another day's delay in replies, since
outgoing mull leaves at 6 a, in.
This statement of facts is no more
than illustrative of the conditions
prevailing at Madras, Culver, Red
mond, Clitic Falls, I.uldhtw and
Sisters, practically the only towns
in Crook county outside of l'rine
ville, ft is now sought to better
the service by relieving the line to
l'rineville and the Crooked river
valley of the mails which should go
directly up the Deschutes valley,
by putting on the new route trom
Slianiko to Hend, bettering the
service to these important points
from six to, in some instances, 36
hours; at the same time supplying
the much needed tlirect service be
tween these points. This would
tighten the l'rineville service, en
ahliiiL' it to reach l'rineville in the
early morning in time to make con
nections with the sub-routes from
The new route need not have to
wait for separation and distribution
of way mail and could get off from
Slianiko promptly on the arrival of
the train and reach Hend the fol
lowing noon. It would follow the
saute UN the other some 36 miles,
thence diverge to Madras and con
tinue in almost direct line, parallel
with the Deschutes, to Hend. This
road is trood at all times of the year
and avoids the mountain spurs,
sdobe bottoms, swollen streams and
Grizzly mountain pass of tlie l'rine
The routing of mails determines
the stage routing for passengers
ami express. Under present ar
rangement the unreliability and ir
regularity of .singes in all directions
cniKes cxastcraliug delays, un
reasonable hours, and greatly
enhanced cxciise and forces pas
senger traffic largely to depend up
on private conveyance. Traffic to
the interior at befit is exceedingly
irksome and the picscut lack of fa
cilities seriously handicaps the de
velopment of the entire section.
This would largely be remedied bv
the proposed re-adjustment of mail,
and consequently stage, routes.
The, importance of the business
thai now seeks better accommoda
tion can be judged from the fact
that money order business at Mad
ras alone exceeds thai of l'rineville,
as does also the registry business at
From the 1st of December to the
1st of April, 1906, in no instance
did the mail arrive at Hend during
ordinary business hours. During
the mouth of March but four limes
did it at rive before the close of the
postofficu for the night, and during
that mouth about half of the time
the railway mail was already sub
jected to a day's delay in l'rineville
owing to being too late to connect
with the Hcnd-Silvcr Lake stage.
Under present conditions it takes
five or six days to scud a letter
and gel Immediate reply from Port
laud, and when the roads nrc bad
two or three days additional. A.
letter written at IJeud at 9 a. in.
Monday morning going to Ited
moild, 30 miles distant, on the di
rect route to the railroad reaches
there Wednesday evening; the re
ply written Thursday gets back at
lioml Satuiday night after business
houri. From I.uidhuv to Redmond,
1 3 miles, it takes one day longer,
owing to lay-over connections.
Front Hend Jto Madras, mail must
be sent out to Slianiko, then- back
to Madras, doubling half way, aud
taking a week for reply.
A move is now under vny to-extend
the Hend-Tunialo service to
serve n new office between) Tumalu
and Sisters. This route could, in
stead, be extended to Sister so as
to serve Sisters. Not having to
wait for the railroad mail at Priue
ville, the stage from, prineviile, via
Hend, to Silver Lake. , could, reave
l'rineville at 7:00 a. .m., reachiug
Hend at noon. The proposed stage
trom sisters, oy leaving Ucud at
noon, alter arrival or the mail: from
Slianiko, would thus deliver both
the Prineviile and- Slianiko mai 1
the same afternoon, .smtidfc 12 hour s
in the first atid.2iiiuUic: second in
It will constantly ho borne in
mind that,. owing, tfr'dlifctys between
Shaujk,o and.Hnlu.qtfiUc, the scjir.il.-
f Ml &TY ELECTION
Will deHcW This Year on
POLITICAL POT S sAlMORINQ
Slates Aro Heine Prepared on the
Quiet Four Aldermen, a Record
er find Marshal to lie lilected.
The political pot in Hend is be
ginning to simmer and probably
will be tailing at a furious rate in
another week or two. The city
txditiciau are getting their heads
together in quiet corners aud there
is some talk floating around that
"there will be something doing" in
the next election. The city election
is held on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in December,
which, this year, will be on Decem
While no candidates for the va
rious offices have yet announced
themselves, it is known that there
has been some writing on the polit
ical slate. This slate has not yet
TIIK time of the year has come when, in accordance with the wise custom
of our fathers, it IxK'oinet tny duty to et aMdc .1 fctecil day of thanks
giving and praise to the Almighty because of blesitiiigs we lue re
ceived ami of prayer that these blowings uwy be continued. Vut another
year of widespread well-being has tested. Never Iwfore in our history or
in the liUtory of any other nation has a people wijoycd more alKitinding
mutcrial prosperity than has our; a prosperity m great that it should
aroue in us 110 hpirit of reckless pride, ami lent of all, a spirit of heedless
disregard of our responsibility: lmt rnthor a sober mum of our many Mess
inj;, and a ruolutc purpose, under Providence, not to forfeit them by any
action of our own.
Material well-tcing, indispensable though, ftji, "run tfcver.be uny
thing lmt the foundation of true national greatness; and. liappiucso. If we
build nothing ukiii tills foundation, thcti our national IfTe will 1 as mean
ingles and empty an n house where only the foumlhlioti lias been laid.
I'pon our material well-being must Ik? built a superstructure of individual
ami national life lived in accordance with the laws of the highest morality,
or cite our prosiwrity itself will in the long run turn out a curse instead of
0 ldessing. We should be IkjIIi reverently tliaukfiil for What we have re
ceUad.aud earnestly bent upon tumiiiK it into a means of Knot and not of
Accordingly, I hereby set apart Thursday, the sfctlt day. of, Novem
ber, next, as the day of thanksgiving ami supplication, upon. which the
people shall meet In their homes or churcho, tfevdutly acknowledging tlwt
which has Ixrcn given them niid to pray that they may in addition receive
the power to use these gifts aright.
In witness whereof I lmv; hereunto set my luiud aad caused the seal
of the United State to be affixed.
Ikme it the uitv of Washington this amtl oTOctolwr, in the year of
our Lopl, 191(f), and of the independence of the United States the 131st.
rsrur.. JIIlfOlJOHH ROQSUVKLT.
Uy the president.
UMIIV Hoot, Secretary of State.
tiles are all elongated some 34
hours additioual, while on the new
routes, free from the obstacles be
tween Slianiko uud Prineviile, reg
tthir schedules could be maiuuiucd
throughout the year.
The adjustment now sought is
metely to scrvu the- normal settle
ment nttd development of the re
MUSIC MATH CHARMS.
Hend Has n Mtlslcnl Organization That
Is Worthy of. Support.
One of the most .popular organi
zations in Hend, nttd one that de
serves the support of all citizens, is
the Hcud band. During the past
fi vc mouths the members of this or
ganizaUou have be,en faithfully
r tracticiug, with tlie result that the
I own lias n baud bf vfhich it may
well feel prottd. Any good musical
organization in thtf cemmunity is al
ways conducive of much good.
"Music hatlt charm tq soothe the
savrtge breast,'' ydu"- know; and
likewise it llascliayiris that are po
lent for good in breasla'that are not
sor,nvage. ind theiitlt?re is the
niqre'pleasUtVJ.fititl enjoyment that
cotJtes from, btfdtingr go&U, t"uB!S'2
.. A band LnAmtiirally A.'publiMhi-
JtjtytfWirf.tMfcKc itflJjMiM receive
iShrr uued. Support of nl. faiuce
Jts 'organisation 'laNtsTuiyi e boys
been given to the public but will
undoubtedly be sprung wlicn the
time is ripe.
An entire new city council is to
be elected with the exceptitirt of
Aldermen Stroud and Caldwell,
who hold over for another year.
The terms of Aldermen Whitsctt;
West, Sathcr aud Ovcrtttrf expire.
It is not now known whether they
II I Ivm n fritl trlnt fnr rA.tor Inn
Alderman Stroud has moved from
Hend, which would naturally call
for his resignation and thrt election
of a successor, but he has an
nounced that he would like to re
tain the office in view of the fact
that he may return to Hend in the
A city recorder and marshal are
also to be elected. H. C. Ellis is
the present incumbent of the re
corder's office but there is a vacancy
in the office of marshal. The mar
shal gets the munificent salary of
$1 00 a year, and hence candidates
will probably not fall over each
other in their eagerness to seize the
Orders Subsurface Packers.
An implement firm at Madras
has ordered six "subsurface'' pack
ers, which is ample evidence that
the farmers in thnt region intend to
give the Campbell 'system a trial
have purchased new instruments
amounting to $165 -a $96 bass, a
$76 trombone, a $65 comet, and
$28 in au alto. 1 hey are conse
quently in need of money and are
giving dances every two weeks to
meet this expense. Thanksgiving
eve, November 2S, they will give a
popular masquerade ball aud there
should be 11 good attendance. The
band is practicing nightly on sever
al new selections, and special music
will also be furnished by ntt orches
tra composed of Jdlm Pergusou
with a harp, G. T. Callihan with
the violin, nnd Dr. Coe with the
clarinet. Prizes will be given, for
the best sustained characters,4 and a
turkey supper will be served. ' It ii
now expected that Iherc wdj be a
large attendance. ,. V
Following is a 'personnel, of the
band: f. -
Dr. I'.'C. Coo v ..SqjoXnariiU't
Crce Triplett , . Silo.'flat Comet
II. I1. I. MeftoimM., llaritone
1'. 6. Minor ,,.. ,,,llass
llarnaV Lewis ; . . Solo Alto
Cnrlvlc THnlett .'l'lrst Alto
Kenneth Minor .-.iMrst Tenor
Will Urd'ck l!a.s Drum
Tom T-riplett ..Snare )rum
The .Bulletin is in need of a com
positortind can give a V03'1'011 to
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learn to set type. Call at this office
for further particulars.
FARMERS ARE BUSY
Rcdmpnd People Are Haul
ing Much Lumber.
WfiLL IS NOW DOWN 160 PEET
yia'n'f- New Homes Arc Heinz Started
In tfie Tumalo Region Work Pro
Ercsshifc on Irrigation Ditch.
Kkumomp. Nov. 1$. We never go to
Hend any more wltliout meeting loads of
lumber coming otit, anil wc never come
out without niceting men going in for
lumber. It surely showi something.
Lost, Saturday night somewhere lc
tween Redmond and our place, a private
mail sack. Later, found. See what ad
Messrs. GlAfrtand Uelchcr were Dcnd
Superintendent aml,Hnginccr Hcil field
of the I). I. & V. Co. is out on a tour of
A. Ithret has returned totis home at
Newbcrg after on extended visit nere
with bis boys.
V c report the well down one hundred.
and sixty feet this week with casing in
for all lmt about ten feet.
Neighbor Hby is doing some clearing
for A. C. McLallin.
llert DeLorimer is building on his
place out near the cemetery. Neighbor
Lour is doing the work.
Mrs. I.ou Rcl, who has been danger
ously ill the past week, is improving
under the care of Dr. Coe. Congestion
of the brain was the cause and spinal
Mrs. C. M. Reilfield's sister is here
Clarence Jackson is expected back this
week and so is O. H. Long's family.
Watch Redmond grow.
Nine buyers were reported as being in
the past week. r ,
Joe MrClay tried,, the- Trttts- on thc,1
Cline Palls stage Saturday night ari'J
Geo. Wood has bought two sptti of
horses. He always scorns to keep some
Joe Murphy of l'rineville is now em
ployed by the D. I. & 1 company. His
official title is official stenographer to
Ithret Brothers arc quite hustlers. Sat
urday night they had twenty eggs for
about five minutes. They were from the
Illack Laugsluu hens owned by Yours
Truly and were the first they liad had
since wc took the last ones.
We think this is going to be a great1
hen country, but you must liave the,
right kind of lions.
Neighbor Welch and C. "W. Mnn$rgo
in from Slianiko Saturday evening vdti
freight. ' ' '
It. lr. Ilensley now luybis windmill up,
aud lias about fifteen barrels' of water.
He did not Miy where be gat the water.
Mr. HenitcmorpU'ouieroy, WaA.'. i
now located with W family on the Iver
sou place. " '
Postmaster Itfuut has 'his hand done
up with a liad burn. Look as though he
might have Wen trying to mis hot
asphaltuur and gasdliue or seme other
such lion- coiubust'ible or combatublc
or compatible materials.
Oren W.ilte of Lmnoiita Uin tho vicin
ity working in the Interests of The
John Clay is back from the Yakima
country and is working on ' the Johnson
ranch, ; P
The protracted meetings being held
here by Mr, George bQ-Laidtijw aiid Mr.
Johnson arc well uttciuled, jiulg'ug by
the audience of Smitttiy afternoon.
If any reader qf these" notes has a sug
gestion to make us to how to make them
more readable taT the 'general public it
will be thankfully received by
K. C. Park.
TiiM.tt.b, Nov. 4. We are having If
ilttt1'frlii(r nt.itroUMit nnd the snow IUS
llcgun. to fly, titt trttetWh a ' beautinjd
Wit we ha'c no complaint to nlulte.'
fedHVuite hashh,,biK'r at.workoidthe
Jensoti ft AVer place Dating 'their liny
Charles Wfme? wi'n ( to Redmond
today to purchase" some hogs
Lewis McCallfstc? spent fast night In
Tumalo. He rcporU work steadily pro
gressing on their large irrigation ditch
from Squaw Creek.
Will Hunt of Laldlaw is painting tele
phone arms at the Higtifower & Smith
mill for the Deschutes Teleplrone com
pany's lines west from Ijidlaw;
Albert Smith of Sisters is reported very
low with typhoid fever. Wc" hope to
hear of his recovery soon.
John I Jd wards pas.cd ttifbu'-li here
Sunday on his way to Hend.
The Tumalo and Bend stage schedule
changes this week from Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday to Monday
Wednesday and Saturday.
Several new homes are being started
on the desert this season and we wilt
soon be able to talk to Bend over the
telephone. Seems that this country is
coming to the front regard les of knock
ers. A HANDSOME COURT HOUSE.
Prineviile People Will Donate $6,400
for the New Structure.
The people of Prineviile are en
deavoring to raise $6,400 by popu
lar subscription to pay for the heat
ing plant and plumbing for that
new court house They will un
doubtedly be successful. Without
this aid from PYiuevillc pockclbooks
the cost of the completed building
would exceed the statutory limit of
indebtedness bv the county. It is
stated that the building will not
cost more than $40,000
The Journal gives the following
summary of the plans for the build
ing: "The plans call for a stone foun
dation nine feet above ground.
Here will be located the cells, jail
corridors, heating apparatus and
'The main floor above will con
tain the sheriff's office in the north
east comer, the office of the county
clerk in the northwest corner, arid
on the south side of the floor will
be found the rooms of the county
cotrrt, the county judge, aud the
recorder's and treasurer's offices.
As the main part of the count 's
business is transacted here these
offices were given the most conven
ient location. This floor is reached
by three broad flights of stone steps,
with covered porticoes and vesti
bules leading into a rotunda situat
ed in the center of the building.
The entrance to the different offices
of course is from this rotunda. Two
flights of stairs lead from this room
to the one above.
"On the second .floor will be lo
cated the district court room, jury
rooms, the circuit judge's room, a
retiring roam for the use ol members
of the bar. surveyor's office, grand
juryroom, library, school superin
tendent s room, assessors room,
etc Two toilet rooms are located
both omthis floor and on the mam
'The structure will have a. native
stone' foundation and a superttruc
tttreof3tone and brick. .Galao.
tied iron cornices will be used and
the root' will be of tin. The build
ing will be surmounted with a 40
foot tower in which will be placed
a clock with four transparent dials
"The building is 75x107 feet east
and west, two stories high with
basement above ground. The
height to the top of the tower is too.
feet. If built the structure will
make the handsomest court house
to be found in Eastern Oregou."
A Pleasant Evening,
giute a number of the friends ot
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Grant pleas
antly surprised them last Friday
evening, the occasion being the
sixt,' anniversary of their wedding
The (.band boys also appeared ptl thv.
scene with their instruments and
treated ,Mr. and Mrs, Grant to a
musical serenade, after which thej
were invited into the house to join
with the res.tof the. party in a good
time. Musirrtndjq"kes and laughter
passed &! timYS away very pleasaul-u-uihtil
k latd tiour when the sell
'iftvUe'd guests ofcparted, wishing
the host aud Hosted many nappy
rejtvrW; of the day. Y Light refresh
mettis vvere serve4 dkttiog the eveu