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THE BEND BULLETIN.
UKND, OREGON, J'RIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1907.
Bccauso wo nro selling tho samo and bottcr
quality nt a closer margin is a very good
( reason why you will find our store tho
I best, placo to buy anything in tho lino cf
Groceries, Drygoods, Furnish
1 ings, Shoes, Hardware, Sash and
Doors, Paints and Oils
1 The PINE TREE STORE
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Rough, Surfaced and Moulded
AH Widths, Lengths and Thicknesses
- t. & 0. flooring
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WINDOW JAMBS e en .
Prices wiNDOV CASINO ! eL
Qood HKAD HLOCKS Any kYc M
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SfOCk MOULDINGS IM U M. M.
l 11. D. PATENT ROOFING
CUSTOM FI3EI) MILL IN CONNECTION.
Central Oregon Banking
& Trust Company
C. S BENSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Bend, - Oregon.
W. P. A1YI2RS ,
Land and Irrigation
J'raatlcc In nil Court titttl DcjMrtmcnt
o( tho lutviiur. 1
U. C. COE, M. D. ,
Physician and Surgeon"
OI'I'ICK OVMU HANK
nil Wflbt (Telephone Connection
DAY TliUCrilONK NO. 31
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M. V. TURLEY, M. D.
Physician niul Surgeon
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John K Kollock
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First National Bank
Capltnl Surplus rind Undivided
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E. C. PARK
Importer mid Ilrcedcr of
Poland China Hogs
Black Langslian Chickens
Young Stock for Sale.
RRDMOND, . ORHOON I
NO GRAFT INVOLVED
Deschutes Company Free
froni Sucli a Charge,'
SO THINK. LOCAL PEOPLE
Malicious Story Will Ito Proven Fnlic
Licit (Irantcd Company for Rcc-
tarnation Is Not llxccssfVc.
Tlic latest sensation to be sprung
upon thin section is n charge of graft
lodged against the Deschutes Irri
gation & Power Company nud np.
pcaring in a long article in Sunday's
Orcgouiau. The main statement in
tltis article is thnt "perhaps" the
recent increase of the company's
lien against the land (raised to an
average of 25 per acre) is too high
and allows so great n profit to the
company that there will be "mil
lions in it." Under the original
contract the lien xvas placed at $10
The article also states that an
"investigation" has been ordered
by the government, implying
throughout that n gigantic steal is
about to be unearthed. It is the
common opinion of people in this
section-v-men on ttic ground and ac
quainted with the segregation and
knowing what cflort and expense it
requires to reclaim it that the
charge of graft is pure buncombe, a
malicious story that will hurt uot
only the company but the entire
section by throxving cold water, so
to speak, on its development.
I.ct us sec xvhat the statement of
an "Investigation" amounts to. A
year and a half aeo the company
made application, thr6ugh the state
to the government for the issuance
of patent to the state of Oregon for
same 40,000 acres that had been re
claimed. Settlers xverc clamoring
for deeds and the company
desired to furnish them. At that
time the company asked the gov
ernment officials to make an inves
tigation if they so desired, offering
to conduct them over the company's
works. Nothing xas done, how
ever. About nine mounts ago tuts
request xvas again made by the
company. Again, miring the past
mouth an invitation was extended
to Secretary Garfield to make a per
sonal investigation of the segrega
tion while on his Western trip. lie
refused on the plea of. lack of time.
As far as an investigation is con
cerned the officials of the company
fear it uot at all and have been ask
ing for it for n year and n half.
As to the statement that there
would be a bouncing bfgroflt at
$to an acre, the company states
positively that at that figure it was
a money losing proposition and if it
had uot secured tin increase of lieu,
would have been unable to com
plete the undertaking. Thu com
pany cites the fact that (and under
the cheapest government project is
36 an acre and ranges up to $60.
And work on most of the gox-eru-incut's
projects has been shut down
for lack of funds,, due to the fact
that increase in cost of labor and
material had exceeded all expecta
tions and had left the service with
out sufficient funds, Over against
that yqu find the Deschutes cpm
pany working ou an average of $25
Por several reasons the cost of re
claiming this country is expensive
work. It is a broken, rolling coun
try. That necessitates long wind
ing canals, more expensive to con
struct than those iu a comparative
ly level country free from rock.
Besides making unusually expen
sive construction work the broken
nature of the laud leaves less land
to sell and requires longer canals
and laterals tjb water it. Many
other features have made this work
expensive, not the least of which
liavc been numerous sink Holes iu
the Canals, due to Caverns iii the
lava rock, and costing much to
overcome. These Unforeseen quan
tities, taken all together, have
greatly increased the cost of recla
mation above the first figures, a
condition of affair that has con
fronted practically every irrigation
project of which there is any rec
Another expensive feature is the
distance of this section from a rail
road, nearly too miles. It has thus
been next to impossible to procure
any material except that obtainable
here, btruclural steel, cement, etc.
could uot le brought iu, for the cost
Lof traii5Krtfn it would have been
prohibitive. Keeping this fact in
view the company maintains that
its flumes, canals and entire work?
are as good as could be expected,
a statement in which local people
Other expenses that could not- at
first be definitely determined have
been attorney's fees, cost of litiga
tion, cost of richt-of xvay, etc., etc.
These have all added to the general
expenses and have put the cost of
reclamation far iu excess of $10 an
The Deschutes Irrigation & Pow
er Company is composed of several
hundred stockholders. They have
put in their money expecting to get
a returnable profit. And they
should. Such a profit should in
clude at least 6 per cent on the
money invested and a fair return
for the energy and effort required
to carry through successfully so
large and important an undertak
ing, an enterprise that xvill make
productive fields out of barren
.wastes and plcasaut homes xvhere
oner oqly sagebrush and jumpers
j - .
grew. A reasonable profit could
not be had on $10 an acre.
Mr. Jesse I. Stearns, one of the
principal stockholders of the com
panv, stated to The Bulletin that
the company had undertaken the
work of reclamation in good faith
and that the charge of graft was
absurd. Kvcryone who moves onto
the land is satisfied and has no
fault to find, and Mr. Stearns cited
the fact that a suit had never beet
brought agaiust the company by
aoycrnor Chamberlain' Version.
Governor Chamberlain treats
fairly this charge of graft, insuffi
cient security demanded from the
company, aud too high a lien placed
ou the land, in an interview in
Tuesday's Urcgouian. He said, in
"The only possible mistake we
may have made xvas in the amount
of the lien we allowed the reclama
tion company for reclaiming the
land. I do mt believe there xvas a
mistake there, but if there xvas, it
was the only one.
"We xverc confronted by a sen
011s situation. Under a contract
made several years ago, the recla
mation company had begun the
construction of a canal system aud
xvas to have 11 lien of $10 an acre.
Part of the system had becu com
pleted aud the company had made
sales to intending settlers aggravat
ing 40,000 acres. The company
had taken part payments. Much
of the land for the sale of xvhich it
had made contracts wns 20 miles or
more from a ditch. With matters
in that condition the company be
came financially embarrassed and
could not proceed with the work.
There is no doubt whatever that
the first reclamation contract xvas
taken at too low n figure. The irri
gation system could not have been
completed for the amount specified,
$10 nu acre.
Project Could Not Uo (liven Up.
"The question presented, before
the state land board xvas, therefore,
whether to raise the lien so that
the company could proceed with
the work, or let the project be
abandoned and the settlers lose
what they have already paid. We
chose the former course, and in do
ing so gamed a number of ndx'au
tag:s. "The old contract gave the board
110 control of the sale of laud, made
uo provisions as to the plans and
specifications of the canals, and
gave the company n perpetual right
to charge a toll of St per acre per
year for water. The nexv contract
(Coiitimled bu pajje 4.)
BIG HAY CROP IS CUT
Partners Are Busy in the
FOREST FIRE NEAR TUMALO
Was Csuicd by Lightning nnd Did
Considerable Damage interest
ing Neighborhood Notes.
Hi'.wyOKr), Aug. 5. Having I iu full
Matt. e might write our complete let
ter nud tay that this man if haying; that
man is cutting Mr. So and So'a grain:
John Doe I rutting Richard Roe'a grain
on iharcs, nud so on, but v.c refrain. M
we aald before, haying and harvest are
right with ui and wilt continue to be for
iwmc time. Yields are generally very
T. M. Alcorn, a teacher from Wash
ington, la in the iielghtiorhood looking
around and incidentally taking orders
for the Underwood stereoscope and
x-lcws, and is meeting with good success.
Personally we have been pleased to meet
him as he brought us word from an uncle
oxer the range.
Mr. McCaftcry xras over to his place in
the Sisters country doing some haying.
Dan McCarty is pulliug trees for A. V.
C W. Muma Is back again from Shan
ileo. He expect to meet his sitter white
he I at home this time.
Mrs. Cart Htirefs father accompanied
her home from Salem and expresses him
self as vcrj much pleased with this coun
try anil may Inrcst here.
A. J. Boo 111 was going over some of his
old tracks in this neighborhood yester
day. Charles P. Ricliardson, sales agent for
the D. I. & P. lands from Spokane, is in
town and we understand is located here
for some time.
Mr. Irwin's mother and brother have
arrived and are now at home with him
The Rex-. Lilfy is making pastorat and
social visits in the neighborhood.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. I.amb will start for
the other side of the mountains on
Wednesday or Thursday for a six or
eight xvecks visit.
K. C. Park.
Tumalo, Aug. 6. A fire is raging
about five miles soutlnx-cst of here xxhich
is doing lots of damage to the timber.
This fire is supposed to have started
from lightning pue day last week.
Several thunder showers the last xxeck.
Most of our farmers are Imiv hax-inc
now and a very good yield i reported.
Clict Grotcs and G. I. Maakcv of
Portland, friends of Arnold Orci&cl
Dinppcti ncre jvuuriiay. 111c ixiys are
out for time and have txvo pack horses
aud are spending the summer in the
mountains, from llend they go south
through the mountains to Klamath
A hack Io.ul of men from Washington
passed through here today viewing the
Jim McCall has resigned his position
us mail carrier tctveen here nnd Gist.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo, Winter and
family are expecting a visit soon from
Mr, and Mrs. William Strong of Hood
Klver. Mrs. Strong Is the elder daugh
ter of Mr. nud Mrs. Winter, whom they
haven't M.-cit for six years. Mr. Strong
owns a valuable piece of laud at Hood
Ads arc out for bids oti carrying the
mails from here to Gist twice a xxcek un
Ncxv Arrival Is Pleased.
Wiiitb Rock District, Aug, j.I.
Alton Thompson, for the past txvo years
superintendent of schools at Flushing,
Mich., arrived in the district last xxcek.
He owns a forty betweeiuheGreenhalgh
aud the Sherwood ranches xxhich he
hopes to make his permanent home. He
is highly plenrcd with the country anil
xxilh the neighborhood and x.:i send fur
his wife and three children.
Ulg Meadows Items.
Haying is iu full blast and everyone Is
tn the hay field early and Iste these fine
Mr. King's fiuc uexv txvo-story house is
completed and tnakos a good howin'
among thv plnM.
Noll Smith has gone to Rostand U
build a two-fttory liouxcforl'rptik Rogue.
U'c hear that the thriving llttlo' town
of Silver Lake it to have another new
paper. Cowl luck, ay t.
Mrs. Allen is home again from a visit
to relative In the vally.
Mrs. I'rank Weat j entertaining Mii
Colda Weat of I'rinevlllc this week.
Mixes Wit and Sarcasm Into a Read
Rkdxond, Aug. 4. Hdltor Bend Itul
letin: Since we failed to ice the usual
notes in last issue of The Bulletin from
this section, perhaps you will give space
enough to indulge a few comments from
Vou see It's this way. Since the D. I.
& P. Co. has concluded to deert us and
move to Bend, we hardly know where
we are AT any more. In the early days
when tilings were different here and
hope for a lright future of olir country
seemed fair, we engaged in many airy
visions of the great possibilities of this
section of country. But these late de
velopments of conspiracy existing be-
tween the powers that be and the city of
Bend havesentall these things glimmer
ing and now alas! we have only memor
ies loft with perhaps a few realities such
as Cline fa Is and the Redmond well.
Of course, we believe yotj would, llaxc
been giaij to Jjijxe hijd them moved too,
but since the expense would haxro over.
run the. profit and xre are sure of then;
being permanent (jxtures, we will make
the most of them. The cataract we can
use to generate cleptricity to do all our
work such as plowing, harvesting, bring
ing pp he corw, etc. Wc woutij like
some e!low to invent a locomqtlw
whistle to put on the cows that would KQ
off about C o'clock each evening and if it
didn't scare flic cows Ijomc it wout at
tcasi let us Know wuere tUey were locat
ed amgng the junipers.
Then another thing that could be run
by electricity that xxe would like tp Ifavc
U a maculne to call tlic jogs every time
a tramp tomes on tlie farm, H mjght be
a goqd IJea to make it so it woud say
"Sic em, Bull," and "his hiss hiss" in
sort of a feminine voice. Tiiia miglit
be rather expensive but everybody need
not have them. Two or three in a neigh
borhood would be sufficient. People, in
Redmond needn't liavc them at all, they
could turn the hose on them.
Wc might use a railroad some, too, if
we had one. Might be you fellows would
loan us one of your new lines I haw
read so much about in The Bulletin. If
xve can't borrow one there's a fellow over
west talk of building one across the
Sisters if he can sell his Langslian
rooster, but there it no certainty about
that. Don't make any great difference
anyxvay about the railroad. Walking is
good in most all directions except
towards Bend. It's a little rocky up
that xvay aud considerable of wind, too,
but the Itardcsl blows tire usually about
the town and its fishing possibilities,
We liave some fish In the river here or
did have. Maybe they liavc emigrate I
to Bend by this time. But the electric
generator and the great advantages it
xvill bring, along with the Redmond
well, arc ours cood and plenty They
are part and parcel of this, our own land
of inheritance, tltat neither time nor
tide can possibly takeaway. We xvou't
lay dowu to sleep xvorth a million dob
tars and wake up paupers because they
skedaddled and left us.
Now if you fellows want to use any of
our electric machinery after xve get It
started, xxe might exchange it for one of
your railroads. Yours, etc.,
Aluch Travelto Oregon,
During the past three weeks the
travel into Oregon from the East
has been as large as at auy time
during the Lewis & Clark Exposi
tion, and many of the5 visitors are
becoming familiar xvith the oppor
tunities afforded by the state, a
great number of tourists having
made stops at live or six points iu
different parts of the state.
For Sat at a Usrln.
So acres choice irrigated land,
35 acres iu cultivation, Allfeuced.
Just south pf Forked Horn lJutte,
3Jj miles from Redmond. Address
V W. Amburu, 498 Columbia1
St., Portland Oregon.