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THE BEND BULLETIN,
MINI), ORKGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBIJR 5 1907.
NO. 32 ' 1
PERPETUAL WATER RIGHT
$15.00 TO $40.0.0 PER ACRE
185,000 acres in thj D0.1 Clititci Volley.
60,000 acres now under 350 miles of completed canals.
Most fertile soil, ubtuulntit and never falling water, Rlorl
ons climate 310 MitiHhiiiy days per yenr cheap lumber and fuel,
worlds pf water Kwer, fish, gnme, nml bcntitiftit mountain seen
cry, combine to make nit ideal country to LIVU in.
As for MAKING A LIVINU, iiuui nftcr man of our settlers
producing this ycur from tlicMc chenp lands from $50.00 to
$100.00 ail ncrc in clover, nlfnlfn, oat, wlicnt nnd barley crop.
Vegetable nnd fruit crops linvc yielded from $too.oo an acre up.
146 varieties of grains, grasses, fruits nnd vegetables raised and
ripened 011 (lie Intid. Clover H tons per ncrc, alfalfa 7 tons, oats
80 bushels, jotatoe 300 bushels, swectcorn 180 btinlieln roasting
cars, strawberrios 1140 callous, and other crops in similar pro
WHY, MAN; IT IS LIKE FINDING MONEY.
Have you got your tract of land yet? If not, why not?
Oct n hustle 011 nod Kt it owi while you cnu gat your pick.
Remember this is Carey Act laud.
YOU PAY ONLY 1'OK THIS COST OP IRRIGATION.
You get the laud absolutely free directly from the State
I'or particulars write today for Ilooklct G.
Deschutes Irrigation & Power Company
Chns. P. Richardson, Manager Sales Department
Room 203, No. 6 NVnll St., Spoknnc. Wash.
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Alt. Hood Company Buys
Towns! tu of Lnidlaw.
0K1M0N TRUNK PILES MAI'S
President (Ircgory Says Conxtructton
Will ho Started Shortly after the
First of the Year.
A Complete Stock of
Rough, Surfaced end Alonldcd
All Widths, Lengths and Thicknesses
SI 1 1 PI, A l
t. & o. flooring
win' dow jam us
0. o. uaskboard
0. o. jiattins
p. i!. i). patunt roofing
Tltc Lands of
The D. I, & 1'.
flic C. S. I. Co.
CUSTOM FEED MILL IN CONNECTION. 1
f ho Bulletin Sets the Pace;
If anyone is inclined to tlilulc tlmt
railroad activity toward building n
line into Central Oregon ii dying
out, lie is (ar astray from the
facts in the case. Rach week brings
(tonic new move by the big men
playing the railroad game to tltc
eye of the public, and tltc news
that lien developed during tltc past
Uo days .shows more conclusively
than ever that Central Oregon is
the prize that several big magnates
are fighting to secure one of them,
Hnrriuiau, who wlsh'os to keep it
tattled up as his own preserve for
years to come, and others who arc
determined to push their lines into
this section and open up its rich
One of the latest and most note
worthy moves has been made by
the Mount Hood Railway Co. in its
purchase of the townsite of Laid
law, which was reported last week
It is known that the nmc company
is. negotiating for the purchase of
CKnc falls on the Deschutes, a fine
water power about so mileti below
Ik-tid. This purchase of the I.J id
law townsite only helps to verify
the recent reports that the Mount
Hood company would build up th
Deschuleo through Central Oregon
to connect with transcontinental
tinea at Suit Lake. That titty ex
pect to ptjsh their road to early
coRipkttau ia also indicated by their
While the Moaut Hood people
are busy, they are not the only
ones. The Oregon Xrunk I, inc.
the road projected up the Deschutats
from its mouth, ban Mod maps of
final locution for a portion of its
route. President Gregory soys
lltnt actual construction will pro
Iwbly begin about January r. In
tli is connection, the Orcgoniau re
cently printed the following story:
"Had not. President Roosevelt's
attacks on the railroad interests of
the country been so persistent,
creating such widespread timidity
among investors, our road up the
Deschutes river from its mouth to
interior Oregon would now be well
under way," was the somewhat re
markable statement of President
Gregory, of the Oregon Trunk
Line, lust night. "In the recent
condition of the bond market, I
consider it impossible to construct
any railroad in this state that are
not aided largely by Portland and
Oregon capital. As for our road,
active construction shortly after the
first of the year is probably the
best that can be expected."
Mr. Gregory, of Seattle, and W.
F. Nelson, vice-president and gen
eral manager of the Oregon Truuk,
both of Seattle, were at the Port
laud Hotel yesterday, in consulta
tion with their engineers, who have
just returned from making the, final
locations for the new road from the
juncture of the Deschutes and Col
umbia rivers up the Deschutes to
the mouth of White River, a dis
tance of 45 miles. They brought
their maps with them and these
will be. filed today at the laud office
at Tlte Dalles.
Line Through Central Oregon.
The Oregon Trunk tine is pro
jected not only to Madras, but to
Bend aud Lakeview as well. Gould
will build to Lakeylew, beyoud
question, they say, but the Oregon
Trunk officials contend theirs is an
entirely independent system, hav
ing no alliances with any other
railroad interact. The txipulnr
mind has long linked the project
with Hill, but this cannot be con
firmed. It is the opinion of President
Gregory that the Deschutes Valley
offers the only feasible entrance to
interior Oregon. Not only that,
but he believer, the route his road
will follow will be the main high
way of the commerce from Califor
nia to the Columbia River. By
following the Deschutes, the only
watcrgradc gateway to the interior
is opened. The surveys jubt com
pleted show a maximum grade of t
jwr cent for the 45 miles to the
mouth of White River, and an
average grade of .3 per cent.
Ity flic Gould road from Nevada
into Lakcview aud the Oregon
Trunk line to the Columbia River
on tlfc north, the natural outlet to
the vast and west, it is believed a
splendid level railroad, capable of
hauling the maximum of tonnage
with the minimum tractive effort,
can be realized.
Ideal Route for Road.
The Deschutes canyon, say
those who have explored it thor
oughly, i3 a remarkable aid to
railway-building into the interior
of this state. It is practically a
tunnel, 100 miles long. On cither
side the cliffs tower 1000 feet, but
along the river an easy pathway
for the railroad train is found. It
is one of the most wonderful av
enues for traffic ever found.
President Gregory walked from
tltc mouth of the Deschutes to
Shcrar's bridge, a distance of over
40 miles, und he says construction
will be remarkably easy. For a
distance of 10. miles he says, grad
ing for the laying of track will cost
not more than $2,500 n mile.
Ground along the river lies level
for a space wide enough for n rail
road track, while in other stretches
cay hillside construction is possi
ble. Officials of tlw Oregon Trunk
are enthusiastic over the possibili
ties of the canyon for railroad
The route tip the Deschutes will
have great advantages owr a rail
road that crosses the Cascades to
interior Oregon. A line crossing
the mountains will have to rise 4500
feet and then drop again to jooo or
even 1000 feet, depending upon the
point in the valley the road reaches.
The water-grade road will have
the best of it in serving the interior
territory. Low freight rates can
lw made, based on the small cost
of handling the traffic, aud tonnage
cnu be handled on u basis favor
able to the development of the
country served. A railroad enter
ing Central Oregon on minimum
grades will be of twice the service
to the territory of a road crossing
III Connect with 0. R. & N.
The Oregon Trunk will connect
with the 0. R. & N. at the mouth
of the Deschutes, but it will also ex
tend to the open river cither nt
Ccllloor The Dalles. Whether it
wilt cross the Columbia and find a
terminus nt the Puget Sound citie.s
U not yet determined upon.
Tlte 0. R. & N. has a Hue sur
veyed up the Deschutes, through
practically the same territory, and
there was a fight between the two
roads to sec which bould first se
cure rights of way from tic govern
ment. The Oregon Truuk jcems
to have secured a clear field, and is
now in n fair way to carry out its
project. Almost every condition is
now unfavorable to economical rail
road construction. Prices of every
thing needed are high, while investors-
arc frightened, After the
first of the year it is understood
steel will be lower, and it is hoped
that other conditions will be much
improved. The Oregon Trunk
promises to be one ot the livest
railroad projects in this territory
during the coming, year.
Ilarrlman's Old Tactics.
Harrlmau's hand is again seen
Otis week in the railroad game. He
has sent out ariother surveying
crew from Portlatid with orders to
run a line through tile state from
ROAD TRAIN NO GOOD
Cannot Be Operated over
WILL WAIT FOR HEAVY RAIN
Deep Churk-holes and Dusty Rosds
Cause Promoters to Abandon the
Plan of Hauling from Madras.
After a slow trip out, requiring
about three days, and attended by
one or two slight accidents, the
big traction engine and two cars
pulled into Madras last Sunday
morning, having steamed to within
a mile of town the evening before,
says the Pioneer of last week. The
trip out, while made without any
serious accidents, demonstrated one
thine, however, and that is that
the big traction outfit cannot be
operated over the roads in their
present condition, in a manner to
make it profitable for those who
arc promoting the enterprise. Not
only ate the roads full of chuck
holes aud badly cut up by the
heavily loaded freight wagons, but
the roads are too deep with dust to
be packed by the engine and cars
in the manner necessary to make
the enterprise successful Realis
ing this after their first trip in, the
promoters of tlte enterprise have
temporarily abandoned the project
of freighting all the way into
Madras from Shauiko.
It is believed that later, after a
rain has settled the dust nud leveled
up the reads, that the roads will
pack so that the train cap be oper
ated all the way to Madras succes
fully At any rate, another trial
may be made later when the condi
tions are thought to be favorable.
The determination on the part
of the traction company to abandon
the freighting project into Madras
for the prescut will cause general
disappointment among the business
men of the town, and the farmers
of the surrounding territory, who
have been looking forward to the
successful operation of the road
train as a means of marketing this
year's abundant crop of wheat.
The abandonment of the project is
said to be only temporary, however,
until a good rain puts the roads in
to better condition for another trial
trip, upon success or failure of
which will depend the continuance
or permanent abandonment of the
traction freighting project.
INDIANS WILL RECOVER.
t,Coutluucd Oil pige &)
Were Two Very Sick Bucks but Are
Now Much Better.
The hearing in the case of Fred
Snodorly, Lloyd Yancey and Pete
Mnrscy, the three sheep men in
volved in the shooting affair with
Indians at Roslnnd last week, has
uot yet been called. Reports from
Princville state that these mcit prob
ably never will be brought to ac
count for the deed. The reason for
this belief is that a disinterested
white man who was not mixed in
the fight but who saw the whole de
plorable affair, tells n story that in
a small way excuses the herders.
This man told that the old Indian
went to the herders' camp nud per
sistently begged foVwhiskey. He
made himself such a nuisance that
the herders finally got disgusted,
kicked him out and were giving
him a putnmeliug when the other
two Indians appeared aud the mix
up followed. The Indians, how
ever, stick to their story as reported
in last week's Bulletin, aud state
emphatically that they were set up
on without cause.
While the Indians are now recov
ering rapidly, .Miller and Hote.
were iwo pretty sick Indians for a
few days. They passed, through
Bend on their way to the county
wat and remained here n day or
two for treatment. The rifle shot
through Hotc's shoulder made a
fearful wound and his fcvcrTVas
very high. MillcV had a fractured
skull from rt blow in the back of the
head with a rifle, with a small hole
broken in the skull where the ham
mer of the rifle had evidently been
driven in. His coanc black hair
and a piece of the skull were driven
into the wound and as the doctor
attempted to remove the hair Miller
would yell with pain.
Hote, however, showed the grim
nerve and stoicism for which the
Indian is noted. It was necessary
for Dr. Coe to introduce an instru
ment deeply into the wound and
swab it oit. During the fearfully
painful process Hote never even
"batted an eye," as an onlooker
remarked, and never the slightest
whimper or sign of pain escaped,
him. A white man would have had
to take an anesthetic before under
going similar treatment.
Hote was employed during the
Modoc war as a government scout.
Although of late years he has had
a bad reputation on account of hav
ing killed a marshal on the reserva
tion, his services for the govern
ment were apparently satisfactory.
In 1873 uc was given an honorable
discharge and it is said that he was
then 40 years old. Thus he would
now be 74 years old, but he is still
well preserved and shows not a
trace of such an age.
A Dlj: Fair.
Bend people who have becu at
Princville this week report that the
Crook county fair that opeqed yes
terday promises to be a most suc
cessful affair. There are 37 horses
entered for the races, including
some from California, Montana and
Idaho. Several fine races will un
doubtedly be pulled off.
Exhibits were also coming in
rapidly the first of the week tud
that feature will also be good. The
Baldwin Sheep & Land Co. of Hay
Creek had sent in a number of its
fine blooded animals that have
taken many blue rjbbons at various
expositions. The thoroughbred
Shire stallions and marcs, imported
about a year ago from England,
are on exhibition and are beautiful
specimens of horse flesh.
The fair opened yesterday and
extends through five days, being
closed on Sunday.
A QROWINQ BUSINESS.
Count of At alt Matter Passing through
' the Bend I'ostotfkc
Obcyiug instructions from the
poiioflice department, Postmaster
Grant counted every piece ot mail
matter that passed through the
Bend postoffice during the week
ending Oct. 19. The count result
ed as follows)
1415 letters, revenue fy 14
166 postal cards, " J 7
163 pieces 3 ml etas., revenue .... 27
76 " 2nd " no revenue..
48 " 3rd " revenue 70
16 " 4th " " .... ;, 00
lor " penalty matter
Orogon Fruit Yields Bljr Profit,
The magnificient sum of $4,575,
135 is the amount the fruit grow
ers of Oregon will receive for their
crop for the present year, as esti
mated by Hon. W. K, Newell,
president of the State Board of
Horticulture. In makiug his esti
mate Mr. Newell does uot deal with
fancy prices, nor does he include
the fruit that will be consumed on
A pencil aud ruler given free
with every, icte tablet at the Cor
ker Driig Store.