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MINI). OKKGON, FRIDAY, SKPTUMIMR 18, 1908.
THE BEND BULLETIN.
SHALL THE CITY BUY
l:orty Acres of Land ni the
Mead of Spring; River.
liXCiil.l.liNT WATHK SUPPLY
1 Utter Made Whereby Iho City May
Secure n Vnluatile Supply of I'uro
Water (or Use In the I'tilnre.
Shall the city of llcnd secure it
water supply now tluil, hi the fill
tire, will piove adequate Tor nil pur
imsc? TI11U is the question imw
confronting Mie city council An
oiler litis ken made the city where
Ity it ciiti Mxurc title to 40 acres ol
,lntnl,nt the hentl of Spring river
Thau Ity Mcuting title to the water
that gudieH forth in huge springs
nt the source of that nver. the city
would Ik! assured the finest and
purest witter supply in the Mute of
Oregon whenever Ik-nd grew to
kikIi a nine a would warrant the
cxkciim? rciiitcil to tutte the water
Iroiu the sittings to the city.
John l'crgiiAon, who owns too
acres at the htad of Spring liver,
has agreed to hell to the city the
10 acres uoii which are located the
springs that feed this iK-culiur river
The price asked Is $Kx exclusive
of the timber. The city council
took the uuvtlcr under consideration
at n special meeting hist Monday
evening, and instructed the com
uiittcc on public procrty to secure
nu option 011 this purchase
until January 1 next. In the
meantime, the matter will be laid be
fnrc the voters and they will le
allowed to say whether or not they
deem it lel for the city to adept
Mr l-' Ditisoit'n offer. The vote 011
the qut-Miou will probably he tHkeii
at the next tegular city election,
uhicncouie 011 December H. 11
the vltuen authorise this purchase
the imyioent will L-e stretched out
b rough several years, . either by
I'-Mimx Ion time lxnds against the
ity or by uine agreement with
Mr. Ferguson regarding the pay
mei.ts. These are detail to be
worked out later, but the plan is to
. arv the payments over a ufficteut
length of tunc o that the additional
taxation lor each year would be so
small as to be practically not notice
able. There ore many In Bend wb be
lieve the city should now secute a,
water Mijiply the purity of which
in nut be questioned nud which
will b.- ailciiate for the city'
giowth They argue and truth
fullv that Mime dav Deschutes
nver wntir wilt not be fit to drink.
With two or three sawmills oil the
Sisvumtc place at Heiid and with
others sotlli-icd along the river
above town; with several hundred
men living at each null, and with
the HerouiauyiuK number of
horses ; uitd with log being driven
down the river, they believe the
water will liecouic so coutauuuatcd
that it will make n toor supply for
a city'h use, Hence, the wisdom of
c nrin: u water supply now that
will nhvnyti be absolutely puie.
Such an opportunity is afforded
in Spring river. At the head of
that stream large springs guih
forth led by some uttdei ground
source. The springs burst forth on
the side of a knoll and ure some
,s or 10 Icet above the surface of
the water 111 the river, and he in
.such a position that it would be a
very easy matter to build a small
dam and conduct the (low of the
springs Into a pipe line leading 16
llenil. The sniuius could then be
roofed over and the city would lmve
11 water supply that never could be
contaminated, as the water would
How into the pipe lino within u few
Icet from where it gushes forth nnd,
ns plated above, the entire head
works could bo roofed over. The
water from these springs is ice cold,
clear as crystal ami pure.
On the other hand, some oppose
the piopositiou. They take the
stand thul if llcnd grows to a bi.u
btiflkieiit to wornu putting in such
a system, the city would be
belter .idle at that tune to stand the
entile i-xm-hm- tlian it now is in
i.imh.isf the laud sutronnduig tin
sprln Ti.ey say. ' I.et the fi I
loiv- who an- union to use (IicwhIi'I
Maud the i-tpriine " The others
answer that st.-U-inent Willi III1'
aigiiiiieut thai it my 1h iniHsiMr
to Miiue a suitable kiippl) 111 fiv. .
tour ; seals heller, and it liml
Iwliet Ik- -.coned now when 11 1
HMihle to do no and when the
print is low
The M heme is simply t plan In
provide lor the future At piesont
lieud Iihsuii excellent water silppl).
but Mime day a different source will
have In Ik. provided than that now
Used The inst nf puttuiu 111 11
pipe line iioiii the head ol Sprnix
river to Ik-ml a distance ol about
30 jinles would amount to shout
$70. -oo or 00.000 Ol course the
exeuditure ol .such a .sum would
la-inn ol the question at the pies
enl time The spruits can le -e-ctirid
now at a reasonable tirice. In
a lew cais their purchase pruv
may adva'ic into tl;e thousands,
and they might be owned by some
one who would not vll
Are the 'ofle of Ileud wilting to
pay a small tax now in order to Ik;
assured a siicrb water supply for
the luttiti ' 1 lu-y can answer the
question at the December election
The council also took steps Mon
day evening for the laving of a
water itiaiti beeiuiiiiig at the Itatten
comer and running south along
Tenth street to Junior avenue and
thence east along Jtiuier avenue to
Klcvciith street, or a main may lc
laid iK-ginuiiig at the Howard
Spinning comer and running south
along litcvculh street one block to
Juuitcr avenue, or to the H. C
Kills comer. One of these routes
will he chosen A four inch main
will he laid and a hydrant will )c
put in at the Kilts corner. This will
afford fire protection for the south
east part of town, where there is
considerable pmpcrtv which at pres
ent is without protection. It will
also jirovide water tor domestic use
for those who desire to tap the
mam. The residents in that part j
of tLwn uow secure water from the ,
otien ditch mid 111 the winter when 1 m,ulrt " ami oen
the ditch water is abut off. tbev aie er"' mmiwIiu Bock..y n kb ae
oldicwl to haul water and that i , tve Jieutenaou in the UI. To tW
IIHMl i.Ml.V III' III 11 ,
thu wain thy wilt be supplied by
the efly system.
An agreement baa been reached
A'llh the water loniuauy whereby
the city will lay the main ami ty
the bills, but will atop the payment !
of the uiunthlv h drain rental until
the city is reimbursed for the
amount c.-iended in laying the
main. The monthly hydrant rental,
aid to the water lonipany by the
city (or lite ptolectiou, i 30 10.
III llo Del J hi Prlnavllle oil Srptem
lier JO and October I ami -.
The Tcacheth' Iuatitute of Crook
county will be held at Priiievillc
Sept. jo. Oct. t and 1, Stale
Superintendent AckeruiHti, R. C.
French, president of the Weston
State Xormal, l'rof. Alderman of
the University of Oregon and
Charles' II. Jones of Snlum, editor
of the Oregon Teachers' Monthly,
will be present during tint entire
No public school In the county
will be in session during the thtce
days of the institute.' livery teach
er.of the public schools is required
and earnestly urged to attend every
' vc are anticiMtiug n profitable
and iiiteiustiug time. All persons
intercatcd in the great ciiuse of edu
cation ami esccialty , the various
boards of directors are cordially in
vited to attend these meetings
Apart from the work of the de
partments thete will be evening
programs, including a lecture by
either Supt. Ackurmau, President
French or l'rof. Aldermun.
Ucgiu now to plan to attend.
Programs willibo scut out as
soon as possible;. Siticcrely yours,
U. A. Ford,
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edy, nu Improvement on.the.IfXAtives of
.former vciim. na,4t"tlbeN not Kriie or
JintKcate and U pleanant to take. It U
guiuuiueeu, m, , Aicrriu, urngguw
ANDSTILLTIIEYWaiElinrTLalLIKES THE NEW PLAN
! Central Oregon the AlcccalrHlo,eK(l ,.,,,. , ,,, .Hnottncc.
of Railroad Men.
ANOTIIIiR I'AUTV VISITS IJI-NI)
O'llrleii nnd l.liutciiunls Arc IKpccted
In Next Wees. Nelsnnl'orler
CrowJ Spent Stunlay Merc.
And still they come. Knell wtek
brings 11 party of railroad men
ihriiuiih Central Oregon. J. I'.
O'Mrien, general manager of the
ll.iiiimai) lines of the Northwest,
issvheduled to pns through' this
section on an iiis'HCti'm tour during
tilt next few dao. He will be ac
companied by Chief Kugiuecr G.
V Iloschke and Ocuerxl Htiiierin
lemleiit M. J Hockley. The latest
re)!ts are to the effect that this
party left Detroit on Tuesday or
Veliieiday ami will travel on
horseback over the proposed exten
sion of the Corvallis it Kasteru into
Central Oregon. Automobiles will
umlitulittslly Ik- tslptl lie II they et
IhrouKh tltc HMuiitiilii ml the jutitney
eiHitiutted thruMKh to l.Wtiew and later
Adt if ew from Portland tutte tlwt thl
tinir of inection i t lx- nwile In oidi
turiuhle Mr. U'Hrkt. ami hi engineer
to more iiitcltiRcnlly tl.uose the route of
tlie ncn riMtl lulu thrtr trti, and tlwt
upon tlmr rrtarii to I'uiiUihI hiiimhiiici
went id live route chamii will xkmi lc
iiale. It li confiilciitly Ivlicvcd that
coutrnctUm (mi the iich rowl will lRin
itUlii joilavs ami a Rood start utatle
lfnr winter wealhrr rt'. in.
ThU Itip through th dale it loofcut
ukji with conaideralilc signiflcam' U
cmh ol tit fact that th tatilUiHg of the
new rtwul will be unier the imo.ediate
iltieetion n( Cencrat Manager O'lirirn,
' P"1" "" '" HVM.I.H IH
ehewar to extend the Coeval 1 1 & East
ern, tha jouruey of the O'Brien jstrty
urr the route of that extension u ill ko
a lon.v; way in strciiKlUeaiag tlut Ik-'.k.
Anntlitr Party Vlalta UanJ.
Vu lhtt Btwttel lWisidr-Uc in-
teieil during the iwat week waa the vtait
to Rend l't Sunday of nnollwr Neltoti
lorler party. This NUty eame in by
autOHwbilr aad coiml vt W. I'. Net
sou, ptxaideat of tha Ortuton Trunk
Line: V. D. Wiltiamaoji', one f the heav
iest stockholders in tlu' roail R. B
lwttr, of Porter Itroa. & Welsh, rvitroad
etmtraetors; nml A. K. llannnouda civil
eugineer fortMcily eouncetett wiUt tlw
l.aidlaw irrigation project and prowl-
uently kimwn throughout Oregon. Ttiey
louiigid about town du-in tile day con
ferring with John Statdl ul other Mend
men, ami went up aud look a look at
Heiihum l'slln in the afternoon, .iul
ueic greatly impressed with the jxmrr
Mstbilitie at t)i fall. These tneii re
fused to talk railroad matters tad kvc
out nothing new. Mr. Ste:!t like
wise refuse to tliseus their visit except
to say that it a to attend to u impor
tant business matter that will eventually
mean tunch to tteial and vicinity.
It waa Mr. WilHamaou's and Mr. l"or
ter's tint trip Into these parts and, iu
view of recant Oregon Trunk activity,
the visit would augur early railroad con
lnirtlon; It is certain IheV veri not
here for their health 'Tlieylett MVuilay
mirnltig 011 their return tr'; 'o "ort
land. An Interesting ttcpor't.
V llcnd mnii who retained the first of
the week from The Dalles reHrtn that
ho saw a large scow at the mouth of the
Dcnehutei river from which men were
unloading grading tools and machinery.
Painted in large letters 011 the scow were
the words "Porter Pros." The man in
sists that he nv no vision, that it was I
no pipe dream, and swears on oath th'jt
his statement is absolute tiuth, and t'.vnt
he "aw it with his own eyes." In fact
he manifests righteous wrath if the. ver
acity of his statement is qucsMoued.
And why should It be questioned! Por
tcr Uro. have aunomiccd thnt tjticy will
move their urmlliitf outfit across Hie
Oluinldu from wmk on lli North lUnk
...t au.l .Ih.I I. .... .1... Iljai...,.. f...
incut on mint any day thst actus) work
has begun and it may he that l'orler
tiro, are alreifdy getting their inaihiii
erv hi reMllness. We laipe wj.
Dog Killed by Lightning.
lUlDMONii, Svpt. 1,1, After last Sun
day's storm Mr. and Mrs. limits went
home to mid their dog lying l-fde the
house dead. Their first tliottghl wa
xIm)h, ,ut a few splinters lying aroury!
whi'lt thev found later coiivlnceil them
that the house hwl been struck by light
iilug and the dog killed in that way.
Miss Olive Smith ha been called lo
Colfax. Washington, to work with a
erafil firm Whrtlier bookkeeping.
teiixraphy, or geiieral office work we
did not learn. , Du-ina Iter short slay
here she made many friends who regrrt
that hrr vacaUtt-n has been so short. Sim:
l-ave, lvowver, muwil k Imf nwrnl in
health, for which wt- ar- si I glad.
II. M. Smith will Imlld for Mr. J. K.
C. V. Ithret il P. A. Kannard have
our sympathy. Their wives are gone
either visiting or lielping the neighbors
and they arc Iwtehlug it.
Mr. John TrlIer expects to come to
Oregon again .this fall when Mrs. I'srlc
returns. There s nothing like Oregon
Hvelyu Atkinson was quite sick Thurs
day night and Friday, even having con
vulsions. The doctor, however, straigh
tened Iter up iu pretty good jJtapc Too
many green peas waM.lhe eauHt.
We did liot expect U have to report
tlwt John Johnson hail snakes again, but
it's so two of them. Rattlers too. One
of them lie killed on top of a loud of hay.
Settlers' Association meeting two
weeks from last night Sept. 10, regu
Ti'M.vuo, Sapt. ij. The fwggy, show
cry weather of the past 24 hours seem
like coast weather.
C. I.. Winter mad a Wines trip to
I. P. Winter, wife and children went
to tht Matolcs Montlar on camping
and Ashing trip.
iir. Rreiner, wha IWrea jjj miles east
of here was in Tuwalo today after a
milch cow he purchased of O. W. Wiru
er & Sons.
Mr. Roberts of Sisters psW through
heie todsv goinv; to Ik-nd. He reports
hu w-ifv b'ihI child doing nicely now.
Tlie Hell Invs erf Laidlaw arc taisy at
work ou the foundation for the uew
school house two miles cast of here.
Mr Canlrall of Sisters in Tuuislo
today looking after cattle fur the Black
Most all the farmers of this vicinity
havi- finished hoyiitg anil are preuariui
for threshing A gMid deal of gMiu will
be threshed this year.
U. S. RECLAMATION MAN HBRK
Is Alnklnz lnvestlgatlu,ns Along the
II. S. Williams, of the United
States Keclamation Service, is iu
Hend umkipg investigations. When
asked by The Hulk tin as to the ob
ject of his trip Mr. Williams re
plied: "I have nothing, whatever,
to give out to the public at this
time. The sefvicv has found that
it is a much better jiolicy to say
nothing regarding project' that
they may take up in the future.
Hxpcricncu has taught us that
when statements arc made to the
effect that the r,overnmetit is liable,
or intends to begin work on a cer
tain project, homesteaders mid other
settlers "begin to flock iu and take
up residence ou the land that it is
intended ttv reclaim. Then when
three or fo ttr or perhaps five or six
years slip by with nothing done,
these same Mtlert! who were so
anxious to got onto the land are
disappointed, become discouraged,
nud 'oeg'tii to kick nud holler and
muce all kinds of trouble. Hence,
we, have concluded to keep our
p'laus secret until they are ready to
be carried out."
To further inquiries Mr. Wil
liams stated that he might be sta
tioned at this place for some time,
and that his investigations would
be tin and down the Deschutes
river. He was one of the govern
mentis engineers on the Minidoka
project in Idaho.
Crook County Stockman
Favors Direct Sales.
ARE TOU) TO ROIL WATER
I'rlnevllle City Water Contains Germs
That Cause Stomach Trouble.
Other Notes of Interest.
. C. M. I.istcr of the Ochoco valley
is the first cattleman in Crook coun
ty to go on record in favor of the
new plan by which the Union stock
yards at Portland buys and my
for cattle; in other words, thecliuii"
nation of the buyer from the field
and shipment direct to the Mock
vards at current market tirxes. He
says the new plan is more profitable
to the stockman and more satisfac
tory to the yards.
Having some 18 carload of beef
cattle to market this fall, Mr Lister
shipped three carloads under the
new plan as a test, accompanied his
cattle iu person to I'prtland and
having now received the returns on
this initial lot he is o well pleased
that he will forthwith ship the re
maining 15 carloads iu the same
way. without awaiting the appear
ance of a buyer. He says he re
ceived about $s a licad more for
his cattle this way than formerly
under the old plan Journal.
Prlnev llle Tohl to Boll Water.
The Princvilie Light & Water
Co have notified all water-users in
that city to boil the water before
domestic use. This action was
taken as the result of an analysis
just made by the state bacteriologist,
who reports finding the bacillus coll
in the water, a germ that causes a
stomach trouble, from which ail
ment many local people have been
suffering. This is not a typhoid
germ, so there is no danger of an
epidemic, l'rinevilfe's water sup
ply is derived fuim deep artesian
wells-, to the fault is believed to b.
iu the mains. Two years ago Shau
iko suffered similarly, and the
breeding place of the germ was
found iu a six-inch scum an the in
terior walls of the town reservoir.
Hay Struck by Lightning.
Lightning struck a stack of hay
belonging to Jet Ivads in the Hay
stack neighborhood last Sunday
morning, and catching fire, it and
an adjoining stack were destroyed
before the lire could be extinguished
There were four stacks standing
near each other, but two of them
were saved with the assistance of
some of Mr. Hads' neighbors, who
hurried over as soon as they saw
the Muoke from the stack afire.
Mr. Mads did not learn of his loss
nor of the valuable assistance of
his neighbors until after the stacks
were consumed, as he was away at
borne distance visiting iu that vicin
ity. The lightning bolt struck
the hay stack during the severe
electrical storm which was iu pro
gte&s Sunday forenoon, and a num
ber of other times the lightning
struck uncomfortably close. Mad
Fast Time By Auto
Max Wureweiler, who has been
thinking of buying an automobile
for some time, with Deputy Sheriff
John Combs of this city, was treat
ed to an exhibition ot speed in a
large Cadillac car this wee.: avIucu
not only smashed some standing;
records but likewise convinced him
that on automobile is a very desir-1
nblc kind of locomotion to noss-oss 1
The Cadillac in .question was
brought in here by the owner, C.F
Gilbert, of Hood River, and S. S.
Hnldwiu, of Portland. The trial
trip iu which Messrs. Wurzweiler
and Combs participated was made
over the kite-shaped track; that is,
from Princvilie to lleud, nud back
to Priueville by way of Redmond,
a distance of 80 miles. The time
was just ! hours, or 270 miuutes
over country roads, some of them
rDucb. others trood. vet others very
I dusty The leg to Bend by way
of Powell iliittes was rovend 1 ,
2 '4 hours, llend to Redmond in o.
hour, and Redmond to Prim. v id
John Combs said afterward t! S
they "were going some " Jottrmj
About .10 Hushela Per Acre,
fleo Summers, reiur-i f j t
the Madras country Tti'-Iav, rr
port threshing on the I' :. 1 ,
lull blast. Most of the ri'K r
arc threshing about 30 buI:'h t
the acre, and the gram is No 1
There will be a trifle over j. half
million bushels threshed in t'.a
district this jear, and about 50 o
sacks of last year's crop yet remain
iu the farmers' hand- Omte an
inducement for Mr. Harriman to
get busy. Princvilie Review.
Shorter News Notes.
Lakeview's new flouring in. 1
will be in operation about S if
Cattlemen around rru.vv.l? tr
beginning' the fail ship.n.-nt cf
stock to 1'oKland.
School bekn l'11 Laula." L
Monday with Prof. J. A' on
Thompson in charge.
Frank N. O'Connor of Wal.a
Walla and Miss Ward of Prinev dl
were married at the latter pta s? l.ts
Will Ledford, a Princvilie stage
driver familiarly known as 'Keii-
luck, has gone to Portland to a
tend a business college.
While the yield of wheat in Va?
Haystack'country is not os lr.iv
this year as last, yet it w.'.l gude
No. t according to report.
Madras adds two' new gra ! t
her public school codr.se this car
the oth and roth. The alten Jance
in these two grades will far ex ccJ
The fanners around Silver I tk?
are burning their sagebrush lnJs
off, with a view to increasing tucr
tfifable acreage, now that ra.lroade
are apparently a thir.g of t'aa neat
Some rascal shot into the costl
stained glass windows in tic Metho
dist church at Princvilie. complete
ly .shattering them. The Join t
says the authorities are lou ',...-; f .
Nearly every section of Orcg&i
contains a company that is pros
pectiug for oil or coal. The latest
company organized with t'n it ci t
iu view is one at Lebanon '. . t
wilt prospect for both oil .vi I c jil
The Chronicle says that Ilarw
Dayton, the ji-year-old son ot r
K. Dayton of Laidlaw, ha-, an abuu
datit supply of-g:it as lie refused t
take chloroform and "scar-'-v nt
tercd a cry" when his broken ..rr
was set las.t week.
Miss Addie L. Yamlerpi'
Prineville was married ou S-'pt 1
to Dr. Blmer Spautaiuu. Tlu P
view says that Dr. Spaulu.p t
risitvs? rapidly iu his profession, "' '
will take postgraduate v l. .'
winter at the Portland Dental Co
The handsome uew bom; of "J
M. Baldwin, cashier of tlu I '"
National Bank of Priueville, v..
soon be ready for occupancy Tu
Jonrnal says it will cost ?i j
and is undoubtedly the titiot un
most modern dwnlliug iu C10A
Jes Windom of Culver had th
misfortune to lose a horse Satur
day afternoon during the U-rnti
thunder storm that raged axoun '
Haystack butte. The hors was
being workeil ou the C. M I, k 1
place at the foot of the butte an '.
was struck by liglttuing Rc-en.
The stane comnanv that oner t -
a line between Paisley, Sumuic
Lake aud Silver Lake gives tutt.
iu the Silver Lake Leader that t
will not transport alcoholic hqiurs
over its line. The company says
that the above precincts voted 11
favor of local option, it believes the
law should be enforced, and it will
not be a party to its violation.
When Trifles Become Troublos
If any person suspects that their kid
neys ore deranged they should take l'ol
cys Kidney Remedy at once and not
risk having Hrlht's disease or diabetes.
Delay gives the disease a -"trounce foot
hold and you should not delay Ukiii)
Foley's Kidney Remedy, C W, Me