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HIJND, OREGON, IMUDAY, AUGUST 6, 1907.
Bccnuso wo arc selling the samo and better
quality at a closer margin Is a very good
I reason, why you will And our store tho
best placo to buy anything in the lino of
i Groceries, Drygoods, Furnish-
sngs, Shoes, Hardware, Sash and
j Doors, Paints and Oils
UTe PINE TREE STORE
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All Widths, Lengths and Thicknesses-
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CUSTOM I'HIJI) MILL IN CONNECTION.
Central Oregon Banking;
& Trust Company
C. S. BENSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Bend, - Oregon.
W. P. MYERS
Land and Irrigation ,
l'mctlea Ih All Court mul DettMiiinta
of the Interior.
' U. C. COE, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
(Wick ovkk hank
?lll TWflbt Cclcpbonc Connection
DAY TKLKI'IIONK NO. 21
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M. V. TUBJLEY, M. D.
Physician mul Surgeon
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First National Bank
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II I'. Alldi
T. M Itol.lrttll .
E. C. PARK
Importer ami Ilrccdcr o(
Poland China Hogs
Black Langsliah Chickens
Young Stock for Sale.
SURVEYING ON C. & E.
Working Eastward from
Summit of Mountains.
ANOTHER RAILROAD COMING"
J. C. Ilrnclier, Director of tlio Eugene
U Itastcrn, Snys HI Road Will
Tap 'litis Section.
Siktkkb, Aug. '-I' Prospects
for nil extension of the Corvallis &
Eastern lmvc been matcriall bright
ened during the past week. A crew
of surveyors, under Engineer II. J.
Roberts, arrived nt this place Tucs
day mul ns soon as their equipment
can le brought in, work' will be
commenced on running a line cast
across the state. The equipment is
exacted about Friday or this week.
Work will be commenced at the
summit of the mountains and a line
win ic run eastward, i lie crew is
composed of 13 men.
An extension of this line would
Ik: the cheapest means by which
Ilarrimau could tap Central Ore
gon. The railroad is already built
practically to the summit of the
mountains from the west, and n
good tmss is available in fact, it is
said to lc the best pass in Oregon
through the Cascade range. Of
late much talk has been rife to the
effect that Harriman would extend
this line cither across the state to
Ontario or to connect with the pro
posed Oregon Eastern at some point
in Central Oregon. The surveyors
now at work would indicate that
Mich a plan wits seriously conttin
pluted. It also indicates that
Krutttchuilt's report to Ilarrimau,
alter his leceul trip to these parts,
was undoubtedly favorable to an
extension of the C. & K.
An old survey of the C. & H.,
put throtiKh Mine 15 or 21 years
ago, losses through this place,
skirts the townsite of I.aidlaw, and
crosMrs the river close to Rend. The
building of this line to connect with
.same transcontinental line in the
eastern part of the state, is of vast
importance to this region as it
would give lrans)ortatiou for our
lumber to the markets of tlie East
ern states, and also to tide water at
Till! AtcKIINZII! RIVUR ROUTE.
Ulectrlc Lino to llulld up tlmt Stream
and on Into Central Oregon.
The latest railroad company to
express itself as determined to tap
Central Oregon through the Bend
country is n cororatiou recently
formed and known as the Eugene
& Hasten), whose business is the
operation of electric lines from
Eugene to Springfield, up the Me
Kenzic River and throughout the
Willamette valley. This corpora
tion is n Storcy-Rrachcr company,
a wealthy concern that owns timber
lands all over the state of Oregon.
The company olso owns the street
car line nt Eugene, with franchises
nt Eugene and Springfield anil with
rights of way extending up the
McKetuie river, where the Stoiey
HrRcher company owns large tracts
of timber. It is understood that
this company docs not want to have
to depend upon nuy one system of
railroad mid desires nu electric line
to connect its properties with the
The news of their intention to
tap this section was brought to
Rend Tuesday evening by J. C
Uracher, one of the directors or the
Hugene & Kastent. lie was driv
ing across tho state, having started I
nt Ontario. Mr. Uracher stated to I
The Hulletin that construction on j
their Hue from Kugeue to Spring-'
fiolll IVflQ HOW ltltil.tr tttni. fPI..L I
. I1 .iwi. . 1...J. . t.lij
road will be extended tip the Mc
Kenuie river to tap the Storey-
Ilrnclier timlcr holdings. It will
ultimately lie extended through the
mountains to tap this vast inland
empire of Oregon. The line in the
valley will be on electric one and
Mr. Ilrnclier sit id will ls In opera
tion by January 1, 190H. A?kcd
when his road would reach this sec
tion Mr. Ilrnclier replied that it
would be here within two years.
Mr. Urncher left town Wednes
day noon driving through the
mountains to the McKcnzic. At
McKcnzic Ilridgc he will meet a
crew of surveyors who nre running
a line for his company. Mr. Ilrachcr
talked in a very confident manner
and his statements were void of ifs
and quibbles. He is a thorough
business man and spoke as though
he was sure of his backing and con
fident of hs nbility to do what he
said his company would. He owns
IkhIi timber nuii farming lands in
Supplementing this news and
Mr. Urachcr's visit here, is nn arti
cle in Tuesday's Orcgonian staling
that a franchise has been asked of
the city of Salem for the privilege
of operating nn electric line through
that city, which line is to be built
northward to Portland, and south
to Hugene, with feeders. The
franchise is asked by one, A.
Welch, who is vice-president and a
director in the Kugcne & Eastern,
the lini- in which Mr. Ilrachcr is in
terested The petition for the fran
chise recites that work must be
commenced in six months and the
entire road between Salem and Al
bany completed in two years. The
Orcgouian's story says that th
circumstances surrounding t h .
scheme smacks of Hill interests
Activity on Natron Intension.
J. M. Lawrence, receiver at the
U. S. land office at Roscburg, was
visiting in Ilcnd this week. Prom
Natron he followed the middle fork
of the Wiillamctte river and enmc
through the mountains to Odell.
This route took him over the line
of the proposed extension from
Natron nud he reports much activ
ity on that work. He express!
himself as confident the line will be
built. Two carloads of scrapers
have recently been unloaded at
Natron, and Rankin, with .1 crew
of surveyors, is doing some very
particular work 111 the vicinity of
Odell. Mr. Lawrence says that
the country along that fork of the
Willamette is very well settled and
that a railroad through there would
have n goodly amount of local
TO IRRIGATE MANY ACRES
(Moneyed Alen Are Working on Plnn
to Reclaim tho "lllsh Desert"
Rich and Productive Land.
The Bulletin has it on lettable
authority that another irrigation
enterprise will soon be in process of
construction in Crook county nnd
one that will rival even that of the
Deschutes Irrigation & Power Com
pany in sire nud importance. The
scheme is in the first stages of it?
development but is hacked' by mon
eyed men who ure able to carry ir
to n successful close.
This latest plan contemplate
putting under water that large
scope of country known 011 the local
geography as the "High Desert."
This lauds begins within some
eight or 10 miles to the south nud
east of Ilettd and consists of a vnl
ley lying between Horhe Ridge and
Pine Mountain and extending 011 to
the southward close to Christmas
Lake valley, including Pringle Plat,
Harney Holes, Sand Springs mid
the Millicnu much country. The
water for this project will be taken
from Paulina Lake,
The High Desert i a scope of
country whose possibilities as a
farming nnd stock country are now
but Utile known. Hunch grass
stands on it today knee high and it
is believed that it will prove won
derfully productive when placed
under irrigation, mul will develop
into n great wheat country unsur
passed by any id the Northwest.
Government Officials Re
fute Charge of Qraft.
REPORT WILL BE FAVORABLE
Unite In Commending Work of (he
Deschutes Company An Umpire
with (lrent Possibilities.
Governor Ccorce I J. Clnmbcrlaiu, chief
executive o( Oregon.
W. C. Ilriitol, United St'lci District At
I II. Neu
T. II. Ncuhntifcn, upccial inspector
me interior Department.
M. A. Meyemlorf, upcoia! fluent of the
General Iiid Office. ,
John T. WhUtler, engineer In charge of
V. S, Reclamation work in Oregon.
John C. Kcwii, Slate Kngitieer.
The above state, and federal offi
cials, with the exception of Messrs.
Bristol, Nctihauscn and Lewis,
have been in Rend and vicinity
since Sunday making a very care
ful investigation of the segrega
tions and irrigating systems of the
Deschutes Irrigation & Power Com
pany with headquarters at Ilend,
and the Columbia Southern Irrigat
ing Company, with headquarters
at I.aidlaw. District Attorney
Bristol nnd Special Inspector Neu-
hauscn did not arrive until Wednes
day evening. State Engineer Lewis
came in Sunday but received a tele
gram announcing the death of a
brother and he left for Portland
Monday morn in jj. I S. Stanley,
of the Deschutes Irrigation & Pow
er Company, also came in with the
Object of the Visit.
The object of this visit was to de
termine if the work of these two ir
rigating companies was bc.ng !.-nc
in good faith, if they had feasible
projects, and if there was a suffi
cient nmount of water in short, to
determine if certain lauds were ac
tually reclaimed and if the govern
ment would be justified in issuing
patent thereto to the state as stipu
lated in the Carey act. As far as
the D. . I. & P. Co. is concerned,
everything indicates that the report
made to the government by its
special agents and engineers will be
very commendatory, and the recent
charges of graft proven to be abso
lutely without foundation and a
rank canard. As much can not be
said of the Columbia Southern com
pany nnd that concern undoubtedly
has trouble ahead of it.
District Attornoy Bristol's Opinion.
District Attorney Bristol talked
freely to The Hulletin. but stated
that lie was not speaking officially
and only as a private individual.
Asked regarding his opinion of this
section, Mr. Bristol said: "You
have n great empire here. Your two
crying needs are transportation and
co-operation with each other." He
dwelt on this latter point to some
extent, condemning the two preva
lent spirit of strife nnd bickering
thnt he found present. Our grand
empire, he said, would never
amount to much without a close co
operation between all.
"What is your opinion of our
local irrigation project, that of the
D. I. & P. Co.," he was asked.
"With a personal knowledge and
acquaintance with practically all
the larger irrigation projects "of the
country," replied Mr. Bristol, "I
must say that the one here has
great possibilities and a promising
"After investigating this system
as you have today, what would you
say regarumg the recent charge of
graft ngninst the D. I. & P. Co.
uud the statement that the lien had
been placed too high?"
No draft by I). I. & P. Co.
In reply to that question Mr.
Bristol entered into an extended
explanation of the cost of reclama
tion systems which showed that he
had n thorough knowledge of that
subject. He stated that the profit J
WITH D. I. & P. CO.
accruing to the D. I. & P. Co , in
the very nature of the thing, could
be only a small one considering the
capital, labor and energy put into
the enterprise. He Said in part
"There is" nrphably not a i'xj
acre tract of the segregation lying;
east of town that we have not seen
today. Along the Oregon Central
canal (here arc many places thrcugh
rock where it could not be con
structed for less than 40,000 Oth
er portions would be much cheaper.
figuring the cost of this and the
Pilot Butte canal, with their miles
of laterals, with the hcadgatc and
flumes, I satisfied myself today
(and'l have never examined their
books) that the company has al
ready spent approximately $900,
000. I am also satisfied that the
maintenance charge of St.co per
acre will only about cover the ex
pense of maintenance. It would
cost an individual from $40 to $60
an acre to put water on tuts laid
and even then iis land would have
to be adjacent to some body of wat
er. While the company cuti do
this cheaper, yet the expense of re
claiming the land is great. Possi
bly the company may make a profit
of three or four per cent on this
enterprise. The lien allowed the.
company U not too high and there
is no reason to charge graft."
The whole trend of Mr. Bristol's
statements were favorable to the
company and he sooke freely and
encouragingly of the work done.
Others Also Pleased.
Special Agent Meycndorf also ex
pressed himself as well please ' with
the D. I. & P. system. He said
that in view of the lack of trans
portation, the company's hcadgatc,
flumes, and canals were well built
and that he was very favorably un
impressed with the entire system.
Others of the party made the
same favorable comment regarding
the project and of our great empire
and the promising country wc have
here. Their reports to their chiefs
will undoubtedly be favor;1'.
the D. I. & P. Co. project.
The Party Scatters.
Thursday Governor Chamber
lain, I. S. Stanley and A- W.
Prescott, an Orcgonian reptesenta
tive with the party, drove over
to Prineville, where the gov
ernor met the people nt a pub ic
gathering last evening. Ifrom ther
he will go to Portland. Mr. Whist
ler nnd Mr. Meyendorf spent yes
terday at I.aidlaw, Mr. Whistler
leaving for Sbaniko from that place,
and Mr. Meycndorf returning to
Bend for further work. Messrs,
Bristol and Neuhausen spent the
day, in company with C. M. Red
field, examining the segregation
east of Bend. Today they will or
fer with the settlers in a public
meeting at Laidlaw.
10V. CHAMBERLAIN'S REMARKS.
fllves Short Talk to Bend's Citizens
The Bend Commercial Club
called n meeting of the citizens
Wednesday evening at which Go
crnor Chamberlain was asked to
address the audience. The govern
or opened his remarks by coraph.
menting this section on the gr.at
development that has taken place
during the past year. He said it
was remarkable and that he was
surprised to see so great an advance
in the section beginning at Agency
Plains and extending to nnd
throughout this vicinity.
Ship tlie Knockers Out,
' He further said that though Na
ture had given this town and sec
tion great advantages, he wautcd
to give us n word of warning and a
word of advice. He warned us not
to make the mistake of thinking
that our city and town would ac
quire a niagulficent development
from its mere natural advantages
and did not need the united nud
persistent efforts of nil. On the
contrary it would require the united
work of nil pulling together. The
word of advUe was that everyone
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