BEND BULLETIN. L IW VOL VI IWND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNK 26, 1908. NO. 15 I. THE 1 n v 'I i r LOCAL MEN WILL BUILD RAILROAD prook County mul Port land Capital Is Behind the Enterprise, C TIRED OF WAITING Tnkc into Own llunds Extension ill Nond from Slimilko (0 Hcud and Priiievllle, ALL VH.I. ASKI-a TO lll:l.l Subscriptions to Preferred Stock of tho Company Will l(o Taken mid I 'ay luent Accepted tlllhcr In Cash, Labor, or Material. The Plan lirlclly Told. Portland want trade connections with Central Oregon. Crook county uceds railroad Irani Mrtatioti, Will unite anil build line from Khan iko to llenil anil l'rlncvilte. Will come via MailiM. Cooperation ol all nceileil, Suhtcrlptloti will lc askrtl of rath, labor 011 construction, timber for lira ami bridges, anil supplies for men ami tram. Payment will I made In preferred lock i( the roiniMiiy hearing 7 r cent. Intrtrst. KimiI to be known a Ccntiat Oregon Railroad Company. Titcd of waiting for the large companies to build a railroad into Cciitrnl Oregon, the business iu tercsts of tliis county ami of Port IaihI linvc taken into their own hands the project of building a line Into tint icctlon of the Mate, and the long lime dream of railroad transmutation will undoubtedly noon be realized. The line that will open tint vast inland empire of Central Oregon to a wonderful de velopment it to lie built from Shan ko to Bend ami Priucvillc by way of Madras, and will branch nt .some suitable K)Int touth of Madras, one fork ol the branch running to Rend, tic other to l'rincviile. It will be known ns the Central Ore ('on Railroad Company. A pre Imlmiry sutvey lias been run from Shunlko to Ilcml and the project is known to be a feasible one. The Srst step of n semi-public nature to net the ball n-rolliiig was taken nt Priucvillc last Thursday afternoon when T. M, Baldwin, V. A. Iloatli, C. W. Klklus. V. P. King. P. ForcM, G. M. Cornell, and I). lf. Stewart of that city met Rnscoc Howard iimlC. M. Rcdftuld, general manager mid chief engineer rcsK.ctively of The Deschutes Ir rigation & Power Cunijsiny, mul John Stcidl of the Central Oregon Development company from Haul; L. Krdcrud, secretary of The Bald win Sheep and I. ami Company from Hay Creek, A. C. Sauford of Madras, George O'Nell of O'Neil, nml C. N. Khrct of Redmond. Messrs. Howard and Rcdfivld pre Kilted much financial and engineer' lug (lain ami the project was fully discussal. At the evening session those present adopted the follow lug: "We hereby endorse the Cen tral Oregon Railroad project as tire scntcd by Messrs. Howard, Rcdficld and Stcidl nml promise to aid It in every way within our power. We hereby recommend it to the citizens of Central Oregon and urge their full support." The Central Oregon Rnllroad Committee was then formed with T. M. Ualdwin temporary clialrtuau nml C, W. IMkins temporary secre tary. A meeting of the committee was held nt Priucvillc yesterday, Thurs- day, June 95, when other represen tative from the county were Invit ed to become members of the couf miltee nnd" plans lor taking sub script Ions to the preform! Mock de cided UX)II. The men behind, this undertak ing proK)se to bttitil the roatl with capital from Crook county and Portland Portland merchant and capitalists have agreed to subscribe a Millklcnl amount to make the project n succcsti If Crook county will give it reusonuble support. It is promised to take subscrip tious to the preferred stock In thin county, taking in payment fhcrrfor money, InWir, material or supplies. In this manner a heavy subscrip tion from the county is possible, and will be of ns much value In building the road ns money. Money Is not too plentiful, but there is an abundance of timber for ties, cul verts nml bridges; there nrc many teams and men who can btiilil grades, nml there are many sup plies of food for men ami teams. It is ii"t promised to ask dona tions except for right-of way; for all subscriptions from this county preferred stock lciiring 7 per cent interest win ic given. 1 mis a. man will not be donnUm his time, his labor, or his material, but will lc getting an equivalent therefor. The merchants of Portland nrc nml have been fully alive to the great possibilities mid the value of trade to them of the 60,000 square miles of territory in Central Oregon, an empire lying idle waiting develop ment, If it could be given railroad transportation The) arc also fullv alive to the possibilities of the pre sent railroad activity In the south ern part of the state which, if con tinned, will mean that the trade of this section will go to Sau Francisco They know that with n north and south Hue connecting the important centers of this county nml running into Portland thry will gain n great volume of business. If the supKirt that Crook county can give to this proposition is given, Portland mer chants will subscribe to the bonds and the road will be an assured success. The business interests of Crook county and Portland feel that suf ficient time tins elapsed wailing the building of such n railroad by the present existing lines without re sults, nnd going on the principle that ' God helps those who help themselves!," arc taking steps to build it themselves. The opportunity is herewith pre sailed to get the long wished for railroad into Central Orugon. Your earnest cootwraliou is re quested. Notice. As I nm to close my business on or before July ist, nil those who nre indebted to me will please call and settle their bills nt once Suvkrt UitniNrs. mmmf ftftywpcMhi p ffS ?- jfL&i PhP iHyiUlafo - ? SUGAR BEETS ON inRIQATED LAND NEAR DEND. THIS illustration shows plainly a field of sugar beets near Ilcml in process of Irrigation, with the water running through the furrows These beets grow to perfection In the Ilcml country. Samples of sugar beets grown hereabout nml scut to the United States Department of Agriculture for analysts showed a high per cent, of sugar one of the highest of nny beets ever nnnlyncd by the Department. The beet sugar industry will some thy be n prominent one In this section, All other root crops, ns well ns sngnr licets, do excellently well lit the liend country, A farmer living near Kcdmoml, who has lmd much experience raising hogs In Iowa, says he can produce better pork oil root crops and clover In Oregon than with grain hi Iowa. At the left side of the illustration Is shown u field of standing grain, TWO GRADES ADDED Bern) Schoo Ranks with Fiest in'Centrnl Oregon. A PULL IIIQil SCHOOL COURSE Science and Herman Teacher Will lie lingaged for Coming Year and Lab oratory Uqulpment Bought. The Haul public schools arc to be increased in efficiency, and n complete high school course will he taught hereafter, beginning at the oK'iilug of school next September. A teacher of science and German will be added to the faculty, nnd two additional grades taught. This will give the Hcud school a is grade course, ami will make it equal in efficiency to any school In Central Oregon. At Its meeting on Saturday evening last, the school board de cided to equip the high school with chemical apparatus and to open a course in ucrmau and science, which, in addition to the courses previously taught, will raise the local high school to a first grade school or equal in grade and cfii ciency In every respect to the re quiicmcnts for county high schools White this step will afford scholar who desire to patronize the Ilcml high school nil the advantages and opportunities afforded by any other high school, it will also, by the provisions in the union high school taw, exempt the district from the county high school tax. The lxwd has called for bids to finish another room on the second floor of the school building. The Increasing number of scholars nod tht- adding of the new grades makes the finishing ol this room necessary. The board also has engaged teachers for the ensuing year as follows: Principal, Miss Ruth Reid; grammar grade, Miss Maud Vnmicvcrt; intermediate, Miss Marion Wiest; primary, Miss Nona Richardson. Master Mill Leased. J. S. Williams, formerly of Missi ssippi, lias leasetl the I.inster saw mill for one year, and will begin at once the mauufttcturc of lumber for the retail trade. He has purchased Mr. Cluster's stock of lumber 011 baud and also the logs In the pond. Mr. Williams iptciids also to open n lumber yard at Powell Duties at the stage station and will keen on hand there n complete stock of dry lumber, rough and finished. Mr. Williams is an experienced lumber man, having been engaged 111 that business in the South where FM&tem&! gpSSfilmwmy he now owns two sawmills, besides quite an acreage of limber. He expects to dispose of his Southern holdings and give his entire atten tion to his business In Rend. INVITATION FROM PRINEVILLE Asks Ucnd to Send over Largo Dele Ration to Help litem Celebrate. Mayor McDonald Is In receipt of n letter from Priucvillc extending an invitation to Bend people to join with the county seat in their cele bration on July 4th. As the Bulle tin has said before, Priucvillc sent over targe ami liberal delegations to Haul's celebration a year ago and Rend should return the favor this year. The suggestion In re gard to a float from Hcud is also it good one, and Bend hustlers or the Commercial Club should take ac tion in this respect. Extracts from the letter follow: "I'rlncvlllc will celebrate on the com ing fourth ami Iwing one of the com mittee I am writlmr you to atk for the town of Ilcml to join u in our cele bration. "My particular part l the paraile anil it hat occurcil to me that if you would tend over a flmt ft wounl help out. "We hae tsken the matter up with the 1). I. Hi. 1. Co. tml expect that they w ill be represented but 111 addition to that we would like to ace Ilcml ei)d over a eood representation. "Will you kindly ipread the Invitation ami uc your effort to gel the people ami business men interested. "Thanking you In advance for your kindncii, I remain, Yours trtilv, W. 1'. jilNfl." llarrlman I Very Active. An indication that promises the extension of the CorvatlLs & East ern at no far distant day is the fact that forest rangers arc estimating timber on the right-of-way of the proposed extension of that road through the National Forest. News to that effect reached Bend from Sisters this week, and indicates that Harnman is undoubtedly pet ting all loose ends gathered up pre paratory to building into Central Oregon A few weeks ago The Bulletin reported that rangers were likewise estimating timber in the vicinity of Odcll on the Oregon uaslcrn right-of-way, another Harriman project. Reports from Klamath Falls arc to the effect that work on the Ilarri man line into that place from the south is being rushed, and that the line is nearly built into Klamath Falls. All ol which substantiates the belief that some definite an nouncement will be mode within the next few weeks. No Humbug No humbug claims have been made for Foley's Honey ami Tar, the w ell known remedy for coughs, cold ami lung trouble. The fact that more bot tles of I'oley'a Honey ami Tar moused than of any other couh remedy i the beat testimonial of its ureal merit. Whv then riik taking some unknown prepar ation when l'otcv'a Honey ami Tar costs yon 110 more ami is safe nml sure. C. W. .Merrill, Druggist. ENGINE SENT BACK Big Freighting Outfit Re sults in Failure. THE PROJECT IS ABANDONED Narrow Grades and Short Turn In Cow Canyon Were Chief Cause of Trouble Other News Notes. The freighting project between Madras and Shaniko has been finally abandoned, and the big road train which has stood at Shaniko for the past year will be shipped at once to the Holt Manufacturing Company at Stockton, California. This action was determined upon by the company after the recent visit of an expert sent to Madras by them, the report made by the ex pert having been unfavorable. The road train, which was sold to the promoters of the enterprise under h guarantee that it could be success fully operated river the roads be tween Shaniko and Madras, did not prove a success on the first and only trial trip made with it, and the company organized to carry on the freighting business refused to accept the outfit. It was believed for awhile that the Holt people would make a second trial, but that purpose was abandoned after an expert had visited and inspected the roads. The difficulty in the way of the successful operation of the road train was in the character of the roads, the narrow grades and short turns in Cow Canyon making it impossible to successfully operate the train without the expenditure of considerable money in road building, and this expenditure was not believed to be justified. Pioneer. Close Quarters with a Bob-Cat. Karl Abbott, the new forest guard who arrived last Friday at this place, started out to work Saturday morning to run lines at Sears flat, nnd near evening he came to a cliff of rocks and see ing a small bunch of grey hair stooped down to look at it, when to his astonishment he spied a bob cat closely eyeing him in the crev ice of a rock. Pulliug bis gun be soon put and end to her existence. Peering further iuto the crevice he saw a couple of kittens which he got out, bringing them home, and which arc now at Head Ranger Jay hillings' office in the Leader buildiutr. The kittens, ns well as the hide of the old one is prized highly as trophies of his first day's work on the reserve Silver Lake Leader. Located Oil Claims. 1 he party of Madras pcoJKe who went up to the I amonta neighbor hood last week to locate oil claims located 26 claims in all, spending several days there staking out ana measuring their claims, which cover about so acres each. Sun day T. B. Tucker and others went up from this place to locate claims, and it is reported that a number of people in the I.uinonta section have also located claims. The "rush" was precipitated by the location of the Madras Oil Company's first prospect well on the west slope of G r izzly. Pioneer. Gave Birth to Thrco Calves. George Kmery got a cow of Jim Honham of Summer Lake some time ngo nnd last week she gave birth to three as nice calves as one would wont to see. The cow is a Hereford nnd the calves are all marked like the mother, and can hardly he told apart. It is uot often a cow has triplets, and more especially nil of them alive nud husky fellows. Silver Lake Leader Better School for Madras. At a recent election the voters of the Madras school district uuani mously voted to odd the ninth aud tenth grades to their school course. The move is in line with progress siid the voters will never regret the 11 tion inkeii. A Great Strawberry Crop. The Hois! River News-Letter, under date of June 2., says that the strawberry season nt that place is drawing to a close and to dale ilie shipment of thoe luscious bcr ries had aggregated 66 cars or about 40.000 crates, TAKGN INTO CUSTODY. A. It. Grant Will Stand Trial In Fed eral Court at Portland. Deputy United States Marshal Trrry, accompanied by B M Mc Coy, sheriff of Sherman county arrived in Ben 1 last Sunday and placed A. II. Grant tinder arrest, leaving with him for Portland Mon day morning where he will stand trial in the Federal court for tLc emk-zzlcment of post office funds. The two officers had in custody N. Thomas of Ashwood and Calvin Morris of Paulina, who will like wise be tried at the next term of the Federal court Thomas was. arrested on the charge of havintr poed as a special agent of the gen eral land office He appeared at Ashwood, anprnached a man by the name of Jake Kasser and told Kas er he would cau-c him to lose his lands if he r'id not pay Thomas fo protection. Thomas Dxst' demanded $fi,ooo but finally dropped to $t,ioo Kasser wrote out two checks to pa , the Si, 100 and gave them tr Thomas Later he notified the' banks not to pay the checks, swore out a warrant for Thomas' arrest and Sheriff Elkins took the man in to custody. Morris, the prisoner from Paulina, is in trouble for sending improper matter through the mails'. He sen; a valentine to a girl at Paulina, who took offence at what was writ ten on the valentine and laid it be fore the postoffice authorities, whq promptly arrested Morris. Tumalo Items. TUMALQ. June ! Bright warm day after the beautiful rain of last Saturday are boottiug the crops along. Thomas Arnold and wife and daughter Mrs. Tert Hodson, stopped in Tumal vesterday homewsnl bound from Bent' where Mrs. Hodton made proof 011 desert claim. T. A. Jensen returned) today fret Shaniko wl;cre lie went after freig'-t 1 Mr. Horner of I.aidhw. ' A serious break in the Gibson dit'" week ago last Pr$dav, washing t I10V 140 feet long ami fet deep accord 1",, to reports, lias compelled them to but! considerable flume. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Winter ate dinner with Mr. ami Mrs. Spninhour last .Se ll ay and I gue from all reports thry lis ' something good for dinuer. I'. V. Su Utter ami mother made a bu incs trip to llcnd yesterday. Reports from Clovenhlc country ar not very promising for a large crop th year, owfttg to the backward spring. C. L. Wimer made a trip to the Squaw Creek country today. Dr. Coe of Bend passed through he r Saturday having been to rite Sisttr country. Inklings at Gist. HIST, Juue 22. Mr. and Mrs. Thorn Arnold returned froui Bend today wher Mrs. Arnold made proof on hrr devr claim. Prank Arnold and wife returned frou Matehs today, bringing back some ver. nice trout. Milt Roberts was at Out today H reports that his baby is some better James McCall received a letter tola from his daughter in Idaho statlug tin she would be here the 1st of July to him and if she likes the country she ns locate here. Dan VanWinkle of Sislers, has tb contract to carry the mail over th mountain to Lower Soda from Sisters P. M. Phillips was around with bc today. Will Ilurkhard, Henry Shoemaker an I M. Phillips veut to tho countv ea" Saturday on business. Dr. Coe was called b'phoue to tl 0 Roberts' home Saturday morning, Mr. Roberts baby being very sick, Rer. I.owther made us a pleasant ca'l Friday on his way to Tumalo, Ralu! Rain) Beautiful rain! Who says It dou't rain In the Deschutes valley? - & - flM?W&.