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THE BEND BULLETIN.
1WND, OKKOON, FRIDAY, OCTOUP.R 9, 1908.
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GRADING TO BEGIN WHEN
SURVEYS ARE FINISHED
Two Bend Men Learn News at Port-
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land That Will Please Central
BEND MEN SECURE GOOD RAILROAD NEWS
A week or todays ago when Tlic Bulletin fcurncd tlmt
Messrs. J. N. Hunter nml W. II. Staals were soon to leave for
Portland, wc niked those gentlemen If they would drop urn let
ter and lot 11.1 know if there were niiy tfutli In the rcportrT sd fre
quently heard that grading niuchinery wan being" unloaded at the
mouth of the Deschutes river. Nearly every week during the
past month or two someone hai passed through Ilcnd and has
made the statement that the canyon at the mouth of the river was
full of machinery and that everything indicated that construction
of a railroad would noon be commenced. Mcsirs. Hunter and
Staats promised to do as The Mullet In requeued, and the letter
received from them brings far better news than had been expect
ed. The letter follows, and tells its own welcome story:
Portland, Or., Oct. 5, 1908. Kmtok Tint Ilt'i.i.itTi.s',
Ilcnd, Or. Dear Sir: We have deferred writing vou in regard
to the railroad up the Deschutes until wc could get something re
liable. Wc now have it from reliable parlies who arc closely con
nected Ixith with the Hill and the Harriman Hues, that as soon as
the surveys arc finished to Madras, which will be within the next
30 days, that construction work will be commenced at once, nml
that the Deschutes canyon will Ik fdlcd with men nml teams from
its mouth to Madras. This is going to lie one of the hardest con
tested railroad fights that has ever been known in the West, with
the Hill line 011 one side of the canyon am! Harriman on the
other. A social train just left Portland with four new crews of
Harriman surveyors for the Deadlines canyon. The Porter
Ilros, arc getting all their grading outfits in readiness and arc
moving them across the Columbia river from the North Hank
rood, Htidthe prmptct (or immediate construction look very
Hood. Yours very truly,
Hr.NTitu ami Staats.
neither Visit from Nnllronil Men.
W. 1'. Nelson of the Oregon
Trunk Line, It. J. Martin of Kan
sas City, president of the Oregon
Valley Laud Company; and K. A.
Martin, an irrigation engineer, ar
rived in Ilml about midnight Inst
night and left bright and early this
morning on their way to I.nkcview.
They have the suiue object as mot
of the other railroad parties that
have passed through liend recently,
namely, acquainting themselves
with the traffic possibilities of this
section the paction through which
the Oregon Trunk Line is to be
Hill's Mnn niter Information.
While returning to Ilcnd from
Portland, N. P. Welder fell in with
11 party of four men on the way
from Higgs to Shauiko, One of
these men Mignged in conversation
with Mr. Welder mid upon finding
out that he whs a resident of Cen
tral Oregon, the stranger began to
ply him with all sorts of questions
regarding the country. After he
had responded at Home length Mr.
Welder turned to' the man and
nsked him why ho wan so interested
in the country and what, was the
ob'v'ct of his questions, 'i he stran
ger finally gave nut that he and the
men with hun would take nil auto
mobile nt Slmidko and travel
thtough Central Oregon, across the
Mate to, the south, and the object o(
the trip was to thoroughly post
themselves as to the traflk possi
bilities of Central mid Southern
Oregon. To further quizzing on
Mr. Welder's part lie was iillonticd
tint the stranger had received or
ders from Hill headquarters to
make this trip mid tareport on the
traffic possibilities of this section.
Which is only more evidence
that Hill has his eye 011 Central
Oregon mid is about to build n Hue
of railroad across the Mate.
Progress of the Surveys.
The surveying party in charge of
Mr. Craub began running n line
south from Madras on Tuesday
I morning of last week. The loca
tion of the Oregon Trunk I.Jne up
J Willow creek gorge to Madras has
Men practically completed ami the
surveyors art- now working south
from Madras, prcMimably for the
purpose of ascertaining what kind
of a pas can le had out of Willow
creek Hut. This presumption is
based umjii the information that the
present survey south of Madras
will only be run about live mile,
after which the work will be trans
ferred to the Deschutes river, at
the jKiInt where the location down
Willow acek ended. The flat at
the head of Willow creek gorge,
where Madras is located, is in the
neighborhood of 250 feet lower than
the surrounding country, but three
or four surveys have already lcn
made south from Madras, and it
has Ik-cu generally understood that
none of t hese surveys had to c-xcetd
a 1.5 per cent grade out of Willow
After running the line four or
five miles south of Madras, accord
ing to the Pioneer, the Oregon
Trunk Line party of surveyors w-ill
moves camp to the Deschutes river,
probably near the ferry, and work
on t he survey down the river will
be rpsumed. The line 1ms been lo
cate il to n point ott the Deschutes
just, below the mouth ot willow
lueuuwjiilo the llarriman wr
'c ,-ors an; also quite busy in the
Ihiscliuttti) canyon, in spite of the
continued minors that the Ilarri
111 nn interests have selected the Cor
viillis it Kiistcm route for extension
into Central Oregon. Several par
t Ich of Harriman surveyors are al
ready working along the Deschutes,
mid another party is located nt
ijpge Ilrusli, runniug n line up
'.Trout creek. Two large parties ol
surveyors nrrived at Shauiko the
first of last week, mid they were
understood to be in the Harriman
jmploy. Their destination could
not be learned, but the supposition
in that they will take u hand in the
railroad game as it is played in
The Harriman' party camped nt
(Continued ou page 5.)
MAKE BETTER ROADS
Some Advocate Purchase
of a Rock Crusher.
WOULD hi; flOOD irtVESTAlENT
Those- Who 'I'avor WJctter Highways
Urge Purchase 0! Rock Crustier
nnd n Steam Holler.
There is mure or less discussion
hereabouts m favor of the purchase,
by the county court)' of n ?ock
crusher and steam roller to be used
in making better .roadv for Crook
county. Those who are familiar
with the work of thesic machines
state that they would be of great
benefit in road making, and if a
crusher and roller should be pur
chased there is no doubt that the
highways of the county would yoon
show it 111 thrir unproved condition.
Those who advocate the use of
these machines argue as follows.
There have been several different
systems or methods used in road
building. In some places where
the road drops over a small rocky
ledge loads of sawdust have been
hauled in and dumped there. The
first heavy rain after ttie sawdust
has been so deposited, washes it
away and the road is in as bad con
dition as ever. And, at the best,
the sawdust docs but little good. It
is .so light and loose that a heavy
toad sinks into it badly and but
very little benefit accrues. Again,
some of the supervisors over the
county luivc been digging and
blasting out rocks from the road
Wherever a rock is removed, tber
is invariably left a hole to be filled.
This is generally done with loose
dirt with the result that the wheels
of the firkt "heavily loaded wagon
that past.es over the spot gouges
down through this soil dirt, and
there you have n beautiful rut.
This could all he overcome and
the roads put in first clans condi
tion if the county owned m rock
crusher and roller. In place of the
sawdust, n firm, solid bed of ctuslied
rock could be filled in wherever
needed and a htver ol dirt scattered
over the lop. The hole caused by
the removal of rock could be treated
in the same manner, and the work
dour once and for all time. There
has undoubtedly been enough
money wasted in hauling sawdust
and in other temporary makeshifts
to pay for these ujuch-utcded ma
chines And then think of the
hundreds of places in Crook county
roads where a little woik with a
rock crusher and n steam roller
would put the highway in fine con
dition. A strong movement has just
Iwen started throughout the state
in behalf of better roads. Crook
county would do well to get in line
with this movement. Some of the
Kustcrn states are spending thou
sands of dollars in road building,
and a few of them are building
miles of macadam highways through
the rural sections. Think of the
untold benefit in dollars and cents
that such roads mean to the farmer
who has heavy loads to haul to and
from town. Instead of crawling at,
a snail's pace through mud mid
Slush lie drives hisloml to mafket
)ver a firm, .solid 'roadbed.
Ot course it w'oufd .be impossible
for tlie county to take up road
building ou so' pietcntious n scale
as some of thelSastern localities are
doing, and yet it is time that n be
giiiuiiii; in that line was made.
Those who favor the purchase f a
rock crusher and steam roller are
on the right road. They should
take up the mntter with the county
Hank Calls In Certificates.'
The Central Oregon Banking &
Trust Company of Bend hereby an
nounces that it is ready to redeem
ill the outstanding certificates
issued nt the time of the panic ldst
February, "and Interest 011 same will
tease after October 15. These ccr-
Senator Fulton at Bend.
Senator Charles W. Pulton will
deliver a political address in Lara
nun next ..lomiay evening at a o
clock. The senator is scheduled to
speak in Prineville on Monday
afternoon nml .arrangements arc be
ing made to have him come to Bend
jud deliver an evening address.
Kverybody should attcrd and hear
the issues of the dmpalgii discussed
jn the senator's forceful manner.
1 Remember the date Monday,
Oct. 12, at 8 o'clock.
lificatcs will be paid in cash if the
holder so desires, or they may be
left with the bank as a time' depos
it mid will draw interest at (lie rate!
of 1 ncr cent it denosited for six
months, or-tpcr 'cent if deposited j
lor a year The bank is ready tot
accept deposits 'at any time at thej
uixjve raici uinmerebi
A DISAPPOINTING APFAIR.
Organization of a National Hank
He nil Temporarily Delayed.
The reorganization of the Bend
bank into u national institution has
met with an uulooked for and
much regretted delay. As this
paper stated several weeks ago, all
arrangements had been completed,
even to securing a charter from the
government officials, for opening
the First isatioual Hank of Bend
The local men interested in this
undertaking were only waiting for
Mr. C. S. Hudson to arrive from
Canon City, as Mr. Hudson was to
take a goodly amount of stock in
the bank and was to be its cashier.
He had secured the agreement of
the directors of the bank with which
he Was connected at Cauou City
The Pirst National Bank to take
over lit stock and allow him to
sever his connections with that hi
Mittitioii However, since' Mr
Hudson s return to Canon Cityi
from Bend, A hitch in their plans!
seems to have .developed .and he
has- been delayed from week to
week, much to his regret and to.thc
disappointment of the local men. It
now appears that matters are in
such a shape that Mr Hudson can
not tell when he will be able to leave
Canon City. A letter received by
Dr. Coe from Mr. Hudson explains
the situation quite fully. The let
"Comix Ci tv. Colo, Oct. r. 190.V
Dr. I'. C. Co. Ikml, Or Dear Sir I
wiictl you tbi morning. 'Indefinitely
ed. See letter,' anil now l lo
'I lune had mv uood nil iwcked awl
been Maying at the Itoul fur neaHy the
wwk, expecting daily to Rt away, and
1mhmI to do an up to the Iat minte,
"Owing lo mmiw ileN which we have
on here wtth which 1 aui familiar ami
whivh amount to oute fw.s.txjo to our
Pile they )iv held me. a f feel nn
y, niter having aureed to takeumy
lock ami let me go. It I impoaaltile
for me to say when t can et awty now,
at owing to n tltM;reemiit belwvm
Mine of our ixianl, onarioncd by iny
leaving, we have lieen uuahle to uet any
Iwrnwnioim meeting, or satUfitcltoit.
"If later ihi I ran arrange to come out
ex (wet to come to Itcml to live, and if no
other ileal I made would lite to carry
out the deal wv had outlined.
"Your reference .here in regard to
mykvlf I am sure were Mtnfnctory ami if
jou carr to do so you may write ciltitr
one of the partle wtwtn you inquired
from a to my standing, a to the truth
fulueiM of my atalemcnu herein.
"Thin was alw 4 great dtapnointmeut
to my wife a he wa ety much taken
with that country uml we'lmtti think it
orTeiH umxutunitica second lo nunc.
C. S. HivON."
While the turn of affairs has
naturally been a .disappointment to
the local men, nevertheless it will
tint .put a stop to their plans of or
ganising a uatiuual'bauk at Bend.
The necessary stock will be sub
scribed d,ud a national bank organ
ized us soon as possible.
Married Man In Trouble,
married man who penults any uieiu
Ivrof (lie family to take any thing except
l'olcy'8 Itnuevaud Tar, forconuhs, colds
and lung t row tile, U guilty of nuglcvt.
Nothing eUc U a c.ood for all pulmonary
troubles. The eenuine Polev'a Honev
and Tar contain 110 opintca and U in u
yellow package.- C. v. Merrill, drugist.
Hardy and acclimated plants.
Send for catalogue.
26tf I. D, WJKS.T, Trop.
TREES YIELD WELL
Orchards at Powell Butte
Produce Good Crop.
CROOK COUNTY'S HIG AIEN
Soma Meavy-Welefit Hunter Who
Have Applied for Licenses Other
Items of General Interest.
Dick Vandcvcrt brought to this
office (this week some fine specimens
of Bradshaw plums from his orchard
at Powell Buttc-V-sayn' the Prineville-
Journal.. The fruit was of
standard size and pf excellent fla
vor. This orchard, which has been
in bearing fop a . dozen 'cars or
more, has only one. season failed to
bear a fair crop of fruit. Pears,
apples, plums and cherries all grow
there, and while the orchard is only
a small one it furnishes more good
fruit than two average families
could use in a year.
Power Company Defaults Payments.
O. M. Prtngle came up from
Portland Friday after an absence of
a year and a half, to take over the
property of the Pringle Palls Pow
er Company, the companv having
defaulted its interest payments to
him. He is the owner of Pringle
Palls, one of the finest power sites
on the Deschutes, and while Port
land is Lis residence he keeps a
watchful eye on his Crook county
property-, of which the falls will
j probably prove to be the most im-'
portant within a few years. Re
view. Creole County's "big" .Men.
I he rrincvillc journal gives
some interesting statistics regarding
those who have taken out hunters
licenses. It says:
One of every five of the licensed
hunters is above six feet in height,
and the smallest is just five feet.
The biggest six-footers are Carey
W. Poster, Prineville, fi feet and
4 inches; G. Springer, Culver,
6 syi; C. K Wright, Prineville;
P, 0. Minor, Bend; and S. T.
Green, each 6 2. The smaltest
hunter, as well as the lightest and
youngest, is Thron W. Thronson,
of Prineville, 14 years old, weight
87 pounds, height 5 feet.
John Combs, Prineville, is the
heaviest hunter, weighing an even
150 pounds. Eleven othyrs tip the
'scales at 300 pounds or over, as
follows: James Wood, Ashwood,
245; J. T. Taggart, Rosland, 225;
John Steidl, Hcud, 220; Charles
Montgomery, Prineville, 220; II.
Turner, Prineville, 215; Jake Corps,
Warm Springs Indian, 215; V. G.
Bancroft, Modford, 310 J. W.
Hitter, 210; S. I,. Hulen, 210; J.
M. Montgomery. Prineville, 208;
Dale Jones, 203; 1 M. Templetou,
Most of the hunters arc still in
their twenties, but there are a few
older men in the field, too. The
oldest Crook county hunter U W.
II. Caldwell, aged 66 year Sev
eral otl.ers are past 60, and fully a
score are over 50 vears of age.
Farming Made Uasy.
The Prineville correspondent
the Portland lelcgratn, iu an item
to that paper; says that,ous of the
homesteaders north of Prineville is
"Rev. J. T. Moore, h Baptist
preacher, who 'devotes three Sun
days a month to religious services,
and the remainder to his farm.
That's not much time to devote to
the farm, but even with one Sim
day's hard work Rev. Mr. Mooie
should be able to get a fairly good
crop m a tertue crop like it fits.
Invests Heavily in Cattle.
Willis W. Browu of Hcisler is
buying up many hundred head of
cattle iu this part of the county for
market. I.ust Saturday he brought
into Prineville 400 head from the
Ochoco aud Crooked river valleys,
taking to the Powell place on the
lower McKay to he fed. Of til.
herd 150 head will be shipped to
Portland immediately. Mr. Brown
is buying more daily for the sarr,.
Secures Valuable Homestead.
Some wise guy went snooping
around up at Hood River the othr .
day, nnd hopped on to a lloacr.
tract of land right in the heart f
the apple belt. It is worth Sioo or
more per acre, aud is all surround'
cd by deeded and improved land
I he neighbors all around thought
it vas deeded land held for- specu
lation. That fellow will net have
to worry any further as to bo? to
get a living.
Shorter Items of Interest.
The measles have broken out at
Paisley.. - .1 ,
Revival services at Prineville are
calling ot&turgc audiences, u
Roller skating pronlicc.i to be a
drawing card at Prineville th.s
1 There is considerable talk at
Hood River of building nn auto
road from that place to Portland.
A so-acrc tract of land in the
Twin Prtlls project, with 110 im
provements, recently sold for $140
The electric light plant at Lake
view has been sold to N. P. Jensen
of Denver, Col., who will make
quite extensive improvements in the
A matched race between Seventy
and I,a mon ta took place on Thurs
day at the track. It was a three
eighth mile dash for a fair size 1
stake, and Seventy won by a
A io-acrc orchard near Hod
River was reccntlysold for $16,000
probaWy the higttest price ever paid
for orchard land in the stse. This
orchard contains bearing trees of
New tot) -oiid Spilr.enberg apples
from sis; to n years old.
Dick Sherlock, a sheep herder in
the Summer I.ake country, recent
ly took refuge under a tree, with
his sheep, during a thunder storm.
The tree was struck by lightning,
27 sheep killed, and the herder
rendered unconscious for a while
Summer Lake people have
formed an organization called ths
Anna River Land, Water & Power
Company, and will divert water
from Anna river to irrigate about
4.000 acres of land. The Lake
County Examiner says this land
will raut apples, pears, pcaclujs,
Prank Blair of Young was a vis
itor iu Madras Monday. He says
the Hurritnan surveyors are busy in
that locality aud have run a line up
Sage Brush to Porter Spring can
you, aud then ou up Porter Spring
canyon to the flat above. The line
leaves Deschutes river at the mouth
of Trout creek.
W. G. Trill of Portland arrived
in our city ou Wednesday's stage,
and will at once begin work for the
Lake County Chamber of Com
merce to procure data for a general
write-up of the county. It is the
intention to publish 10,000 copies
for distribution at the Seattc expo
sition Silver Lake Leader.
ftrtmo narlifs in tlip vioini'K- nt
I.akevicw brought a charge of in
sanity against one. John Green,
aged 60 years. The examining
.physicians pronounced Green sane
It is satd the reason lor bringing
the charge was because Green was
too old to work, his relatives were
too pdor to support hini,,t!nd hence
they wished to get rid ofhim.
A runaway near Bowiua result
ed seriously for Mt3. Thomas
Michael and her h4bjr. NThe Lake
view Herald tays tljfef Some dogs
barking scared the team, which
ran away, colliding with a tele
phone pole. Mrs. Michael and the
baby were thrown out. The baby's
skull was crushed and its neck
broken. There is little hope for
the recovery of the mother.
ARE YOU ONLY HALF ALIVE
Veople with kidney trouble are ro
weak and exhausted that they are onh
half alive. 1'oley's Kidney Kcmedy
makes healthy kidneys, restores lot vl
tality, aud weak, delicate people are rc
stored Ho health. Refuse any hut I'oleV.
-C. V. Merrill, drngjdst,