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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1907)
Portland, AJen Buy Inter
'cst.s of Ohio Capitalists.
WESTERNERS WILL CONTROL
I'nconllrmetl.ltujnor Sayn that (lantern
$(KKMoiuer Arc uui or me mjf
Irrigation 'Co rnpariy.
It Is reported here Unit Mcssr.
Johnston, Twucy ntul other Ohio
capit.tliHtN who wire lutcrcatcd In
the Deschutes Irrigation & Power
ComHiiiy have dipoicd of their
Interests in that cotnjuuy to
Mcsim Baldwin, Stanley, Stearns,
Downing nnd other Portland mem
Urs of the company, who now own
all of the stock in the big irrigation
jWi-jtfM. It in nlw reported that
Jcimt I Stearns, one of the large
owners in the company, will move
out to the dettert, to Rive the pro
jcvt hU personal MipcrvUlou. Al
though no definite nnnoitnccnicnt
of the plans of the company lias
Uui made, it in believed that ti
large amount of work will be done
ly this company on the desert
akt)K t'le Deschutes during the
canting spring and summer.
Another report is to the effect
that the Kasteni cnpitalihts have
uot disposal of their Mock in the
irrigation company, hut that policies
advocated by the Western stock
holder will hereafter be worked
out In other words, that the
Owing to a Contemplated 1
To reduce stock. Come in and investigate our prop
osition and we will show you where you can save
money by dealing- with us.
- Bend Mercantile Company -
management of the company's btiHl
nchH will be left largely in the
hand of Mess, Stanley, Stearns
Like the Hcnd Country.
J. C. Watc of St. Johns, Wash,,
passed through Bend WcdncsIay
on his way home from a trip into
Christmas Lake valley. He was
not very favorably Impressed with
that valley, fearing that on account
of its ultitlidc it would n I way a be
ouitc frosty. Aside from tl)c dan
gers of frost he said it was n promtv
lug section. On the other hand
Mr. Watc was very favorably im
prewed with the Hcnd country. He
said he thought it one of the best
irritation projects he had ever seen.
Mr. Watc will return here in a
few week with the intention of
ma kill; this his home.
Uuslncss at The Dalle Land Office.
A communication from Miss
Anne I.ang, receiver of The Dalle
laud office, dated March 6, says:
"There Ixiiug a temporary vacan
cy in the office of register, all busi-
iicm requiring the action of both
officers must await the filling of the
"Applications 10 contest entries,
or to cuter laud, and all other ap
plication requiring joint action of
officer will be filed a presented
but not octal on until busmen is
rcmimal. when they will lc dis
potcd of in their order.
"The land office remains open for
the hearing of final proofs now ad
vertised and for the information of
Annk M. I.ano,
Read The Ilullctiu.
Reductions in Prices for
SOLD AT $40 AN ACREliS
Ttjat Is the Price Paid for
MANY BUYERS ARE COMING
O. I. ft I1. Co.' Irrigated Lands Are
Attraction Numcrdiifl Settler
Other Noljclibpr'ood Note,
Ki:imoni, March ir. We hate to re-
conl til Im. week that h. I Welch has
sold lit eighty north of town. No
need to mention it though for everyone
here already knows It. We are pleased,
however, to record the price, which was
J,jo. Mr. Meyer of Loveland, Colo.,
wat the lucky purchaser and hat re.
turned to liis home to wind up some af
falrt lcforc taking charge of hli new
hmiIoiii. We hear that Mr. Welch
Intend buying more company land.
Other Ixncland, Colo,, visitors here
thc-pait week were J. A. Nash, J. II.
Schakel and I). W. Clauipctt who arc
nil coming lwck, except Mr. Schakcl
who will rcmnin for Mine time and
"I" "I1 Mf ,I0P "ewlierc In
tills country. IJvelnml Has nil cleva
tlou of ijoo feet with soil similar to
our and laud ranges in price from f 75 to
f joo per aorc.
Iluyora who were here from Seattle
were J. C. Mate, W. OerU and II. A.
Ilyghlaud. These gentlemen left Sun
day. I. J. Jlrown of Miuudoka, Idaho,
enmo in and is still here. II. II. Davics
of Wilbur, Washington, who waa here
nud hoiight an eighty In the fall in here
again for come tituc. P. II. McCully of
Klickitat, Wellington, came from
Shauiko, on hi wheel and will also lc
here for Mine time.
It will lo seen from the nhovc that
while politics may lie strickly on the
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1907.
and society couchftnt, business,
nd enterprise are ttrlckly rani-
W, II, Lamb's father and mother
came in Tuesday from Nebraska to
ci)d the lutunier here at least,
Mr. Mutna has bought another forty
of the ditch company and also ten acres
from Mr. Doolh,
D. W, C. Woods, brother of T. II.
and J. H, Woods, is here with his
family front Oklahoma ready to buy
Mr. KenMian anil Colonel Ilelcher
are two old friends who arc back after
a long absence.
Another very enjoyable card party
and dance was glvon Saturday night at
No saloon in Redmond again for a
season, so we are informed.
Mr. nud Mr. McGuffie and Mr.
O'Connor werr Hcnd visitor on 1'riday.
W Gillespie and family of Granville,
N. Dak., arrived last Monday and he
has his house commenced.
K. C. Park.
Powell Uuttes Items.
Powki.1, Bumta, March 13. E.
A. Bussct lost a mare last week.
George lams and wife have
for the north.
J. J. Jones has been on the sick
Another settler for Powell Duties,
Old bachelors arc plentiful around
the Duties. Some old maids might
think this a good place to find their
ideal, butdon'tbc fooled, girls, these
bachelors have to haul water and
they know women have to use
water to cook and wash with.
C. II. Kllis shot a hawk which
had been catching chickens from
some of the ranchers. The bird
measured four feet five inches from
tip to tip of wings.
Mr. Wrcnels is back from an ex
tended visit in Washington. He
reports that his family will come
when the weather is well settled.
Charles Turner of the old river
bed is offering n team, harness and
wagon for $150. Who wants a
Hark, listen! lie still! What is
that noise, sounds like roosters
crowing? Oh, it's game cocks of
Princville, crowing over the defeat
of Deschutes comity
James Turner, who is on the sick
list, went to Priueville twice to be
Quite a little gardening is being
done around the Duttcs these warm
days and many have young chick
ens running around the yard.
C. II. Kllis has put a shingle
roof on his house over the tar paper.
Now the cook won't be mad as a
wet hen w hen it raitis.
A.J.Mitchell ofKlma, Wash.,
is Siting C. II. Kllis. He is on
his way to Harney county to take
Charles Turner bought two milch
cows of J. R. Harvey. C. II. Kllis
nlo purchased one. Mr. Harvey
has several cows for sale.
II. W. Morrill and son of Bond
are out at the Buttes putting in a
crop on K. R. Haldcrmau's ranch.
J. . Jones has rented his ranch
to Durt Davis.
Tumai.o, March 12. We are
having a little cold snap lately.
Mint Couch was in Tumalo to
day looking for seed grain.
Roy and Dryden Ranuells went
to Priueville Saturday 011 business.
Henry Schumacher was over to
the Hightower & Smith mill Mon
day after n load of cross-arms and
wire for the Deschutes Telephone
Mr. Boyd, who has a homestead
on Tumello Creek, passed through
John Overtttrf of Bend passed
through Tumalo yesterday.
Reports are that the Deschutes
Telephone Company have pur
chased the telephone line from the
C. S. I. Co. and will make many
(Continued on page 4,)
OREGON IS GROWING
All Parts of the State Are
AN INFLUX OF HOMB SEEKERS
The Low Colonist Rate Are Bringing
Many Thousand People Into This
Portland, Or., March 11, 1907.
A contract has been let by the
Portland Commercial Club for ad
vertising which will reach about
seven millions of readers, making
prominent the low colonist rates to
this state, and giving special atten
tion to the agricultural resources
and possibilities of Oregon.
The general passenger agents of
all the different roads unite in the
belief that wc arc to have an espec
ially large immigration, and urge
not only the commercial and indus
trial bodies of the state, but all citi
zens, to bear in mind that these
rates will continue until April 30,
and it is alvisablc for them to see
their station aecnts, and get the
exact facts, and write to acquain
tances, friends and relatives in the
older states. These rates have been
given on several occasions m these
columns, but it is well to repeat the
fact that tickets from Kansas City
and all Missouri river points, St.
Paul and all that portion of the
Northwest, including the Dakota,
as well as Nebraska, Kansas, por
tions of Oklahoma, Missouri and
Iowa, can be brought to almost any
point in Oregon for $25; from St.
Louis for $30; from Chicago for $33,
and from New York for $50.
Building operations reported from
all points in Oregon show greater
activity than at any time in the
history of the state. The smaller
towns are growing just as substan
tially as arc the cities, and in many
districts of the state new farm
houses arc being erected and more
substantial improvements are being
made than for many years past. All'
of the irrigated districts of the state
arc receiving mauy home-seekers,
and the valleys and more thickly
settled sections are entertaining a
good many visitors who are looking
for investments ok every possible
The demand for building mater
ial of all kiuds is unprecedented.
One brick manufacturer reports or
ders exceeding those of last year at
this time 30 fold, while the orders
placed for structural steel, cement
and lumber are beyond the antici
pations and expectations of the most
In all the fruit belts of the state,
many thousands of additional acres
are beitie put into orchards; in fact
there is prosperity on all sides. The
appropriations by the government
for water-way improvements are
especially liberal. Railroad build
ing is under actual operation in a
good many districts and all persons
who come to this state, either on
the colonist rates or tourist rates
which follow, will find all of Oregon
both inviting and prepossessing.
The commercial organizations
are more active than ever before,
but this does not excuse those that
are sleeping on their rights and
each nud every one that is not al
ready active should get busy.
Mining Hxpert Visits Itend.
M, Marks, vice president and
getteral mauager of the Lakeview
Miuing & Milling Compauy,
the first of
where he will
meet bis wife and
men return to tnc mines about 35
miles southeast of Lakview. Mr,
Mark's company is one of the larg
est companies developing mines in
the Windy Hollow district, hav
ing had a force of men at work
all winter. He has traveled exten
sively and is a mining expert and
says that the mines at Windy Hol
low will prove the equal of those
at Goldfield and in many of the
other recent large camps. Mir.
Marks expect about 6,000 people
to locate at the mines this spring
NEW LODQE IN BEND.
Knight of Pythias Organized Local
Lodge Thursday Night
A local lodge of the Knights of
Pythias was organized in Bend last
evening, starting out with a mem
bership of 16 knights. Visiting
knights from Princville were pres
ent to install the new lodge and
did their work in a manner that
was highly pleasing to the Bend
men. The initiation of the new
members began about 8:45 and
continued until 7:30 the next morn
ing, making an all night's job of it
At 12 o'clock the knights and can
didates took a recess and repaired
to the Hotel Bend where a three-
course banquet was served a
spread that elicited much praise
from the knights. Work was then
again resumed and carried on to
The knights from Princville were
Judge W. A. Dell, chancellor comman-
dcr and deputy grand chancellor
W. G. Woodanl, vice chancellor.
Cliarles A. King, prelate.
Warren Smith, master of arjns.
11. A. I'oster, mastcrof work.
Jorry Cramer, inside guard.
Robert Zcvelry, outside guard.
The officers of Deschutes Iodge
No. 103, the local lodge, are:
N. P. Smith. Charles W. Merrill, S. C
Caldwell, CarlylcC. Triplett, pas
Urling C. Coe, chancellor oommandrr
Charles I). Brown, vice chancellor.
II. V. J. Mclkmakl, prelate.
Chas. A. Stansburrougb, master of
Chas. D. Roue, keeper of records uil
Win. II. Wilson, masterof finance.
M. J. Morrison, master of exchequer
H. A. Griffin, master of anus.
II. If. West, inner guard.
Millard Triplett. outer guard.
WILL SERVE PRISON TERM.
J. N. Williamson, Dr. Van Qesner and
Marlon Biggs Lose Their Cose In
the Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ex-Congressman J. N. William-
son, Dr. van Gesner and Marion
Biggs, Princville men, have met
with an adverse ruling from the
Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting at
By a decision handed down last
Monday the Appellate Court con
firmed the conviction of VanGesuer
and Biggs and a term of prison now
stares them iu the face. William
son's appeal was dismissed by the
above court because he has taken
an appeal to the Supreme Court at
the United States. The govern
ment attorneys state that he has no
possible chance of winning a favor
able decision. The ruling by the
appellate court is considered a great
victory for the government.
These three men were thrice
tried and f.nally convicted on the
charge of complicity in Oregon laud
fiauds. Upon their conviction,
Williamson and Biggs were sen
tenced to to months' imprisonment
and a fine of 500 each, and Van.
Gesner was given five months' im
prisonment and a fine of $1,000,
Williamson's hearing iu the Su.
oreme Court will probably occur in
about three months. It is gener
ally couceded that these tneu will
uot be able to escape serving their
sentence in prison,