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THE BEND BULL
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BUND, ORKOON, FRIDAY, NOVI'.MHIJR 13, 1908.
DIRT WILL SOON FLY
PrmljiiK Wll) lie Under
Way by Jnnunrx I.
SO SAYS (H:NL MOR, OflUfiJ
J)CKliutc Route In the One Wat Will
Jle Choien Promise- of 113 Miles
pf Railroad In IJI Months
A Rnllrond In 15 Mont lit.
The matt Interesting Ml of newt In
the railroad liic to be heaid for tunic
time U the stttleuieut'iitlc Dili week
hyOelirnl Manager O'llilen of the
Ilarrltnau Hue of On? rfortlmcst to
the ehVel tbal l.e Volltil lVe n long
Welch of fvftd 111 Vifibrntlon iltlilii);
the next feW 'inpnlhs. Mr. O'Htleii
said) ''We will have the 'road Imllt
for a distance of 115 mllri within 15
months." That will give Itend ml
the Heml conn try railroad ocr
nhlch to uiaiVct the crop of 1910.
General Manager 0' Illicit of the
Jlarrlnian Unci has said that lie
would bo disappointed It dirt is not
flylini all along lilt company's line
Into Central Orcnon by the 1st of
January. He also staled that with
in two weeks the surveying will be
finished, and the reports thereon
will be forwarded at once to Mr.
Ilarrltnau, who will decide which
route the new railroad Is to take,
It has been learned from the Port
laud offices that the surveys show
the Deschutes route into this coun
try to be much better than any
According to the Portland Jour
nal the surveys for that part of the
route between the mouth of the
)cschuics and Madras have been
about completed and the computers
in Chcf hugiiiecr Iloschkc's office
arc now figuring 011 the compara
ttvo coit of the Deschutes route with
that going Miutli front the termi
nus of the Columbia Southern at
Khauiko. The estimates will be n
strong feature in favor of the Des
niKY SOON TO HIS ri.YINC.
"I expect to have the reports 011
the routes ready to submit to Mr.
llnrrimnu within two weeks," vaid
Mr. O'Hrien. "We arc hurrying
them as fast as possible so that we
can get to woik. I presume the
reports will be acted upon without
delay in New York and that the
Deschutes route will lc approved
there. If that is done wc will be
gin work at once and dirt should
lie flying all along the line by the
first of January."
The probable choice of the Des
chutes route for the Central Oregon
Hue will be hailed with delight by
the great majority of people In this
vast section of the Mate now with
out railroad communication. It is
generally regarded as being the
liipit fcasjblc path into the central
part of the state, (he easiest to bit Id
nud flic que glv(ug the least diffi
culties In the way pi heavy grnt pg
HIM. IN Till: CANYON.
.Surveyors for the Oregon Trunk
line, generally believed to be a Hill
enterprise, have liccn working
along the .same route uud although
they secured n government grant
for rough of the way through the
government lands through which
the Deschutes canyen cuts, they
have stated that they would not at
tempt to keep the llarrimnu line
out of the Deschutes canyon should
they also decide to take that route.
In view of the fact that Mr. Hill
Is believed to be interested in the
Central Oregon country the inct
that Judge C. H. Carey, attorney
for the Hill lines here, and C. K. H.
Wood, who has represented Mr.
Hill personally in several important
legal matters in the Northwest, re
cently returned to Portland from an
extended trip into Central Oregon,
which they mode together, Is sljj
nlfirant. White Mr. Hill was In
Portland last week he declined to
discuss the proposition of a Central
Oregon line, inlying if lis planned
one he would'' not make it public
Until t was in such mIiiikj Hint it
could be dquc without injuring
I'lnus'lnr (he Iliirriiu.au line south
of Madras nc ii4 e"t problematical,
accprdiuu to Mr. O'llrfeii. Hesntd
thai'tic hud selected Madras as the
present terminal of the line from
the mouth of the Deschutes, so that
lie would have one section ready
for approval by Mr. Harriinan anil
could begin work on it without de
lay. A" fcoou us the Deschutes
Madras lliiu is approved, however,
work on rttitnatc for the line from
Madras south through llcnd to con
nect with the Klamath line which
is now built, will beg'u. And as r
matter of fact this work has al
ready been started, as surveyors
arc now running lines south from
CAPITAL STOCK PAID LP
The $2.1,000 Capitalization of the fiend
(link I Now Hilly Paid Up.
An Increasing Patronage.
The capital stock of the Central
Oregon Dunking & Trust Company
has Iwcii subscribed in full and the
capitalization of that institution,
35,000, is now fully paid up. The
additional stock was subscribed last
Wednesday by several of the for
liter stockholders increasing their
holdings and by the sale of n con
hidcrablc block of stock to ucw
parties. Those, outside of the old
stockholders, who bought stock last
Wednesday, arc V. V. Smith, of
the Hightowcr-Sniith Lumber Com
pany of Gist; Attorney C. S. Hen
sou, II K, Allen and Chas. D.
The election of officers and a
board of directors was also held on
Wednesday.. The election resulted
in the choice of John Stcidl for
president; Dr.. l C. Coc, vice
president; II. U. Allen, secretary
and cashier. The Iraard of direct
ors c1iom.ii consists of John Stcidl,
V. C. Coc. F. F. Smith, 15. A.
Suthcr and II . K. Allen.
The local bank has been doing a
very good business and during the
past two or three months there has
been a satisfactory and very de
cided Increase In the patronage of
the bank. While the bank is be
ing conducted, of course, for the
purpose of returning a fair profit to
its stockholders, yet it is the desire
of the stockholders to give Hcnd
and vicinity n first class banking
institution, to furnish accommoda
tions to those who arc entitled to
it, and to provide a place where the
banking business of the community
can be transacted sjccdily and with
perfect safety. With the capital
stock fully paid up, the local bank
is in a belter position than ever to
live up to this policy.
A Unlquo Christmas uox.
The California Christinas llox U the
latest California irolnct ami It is some
thing entirely new, novel and orlKlual
ll will ho (.Hipped, freight wUy, tp any
rnllronil station in tliu country, pr to
the Under for cxort. Tho Iiok con
tains the liitl of California products
fancy l'l;i Prunes, lVncJics, Apricots,
MurcaUI . ltaiji, -Seeded Kaislus;
Conned IVaches, Pears, I'luliiH and
(rapes Soft Shelled Walnuts ai)d Al
monds; OrangcSac lloupy. Th' con
tents of this hox weighs nliont pound.
This Is n Christinas Hoy thin K some
thing worth while nud ran ordered of
the Cnllfornln l'pilt Products Cqiiuiny.
Cotton, California, the (irlglnators nud
puckers of till unluc Christmas Hox,
They will limit three colored souvenir
M)tt curds nnil price Hit of their various
mvirtmciits of Ikied nud Canned Pndts
free to anyone who writes them, nlso to
uuy friends whose iiniues you enclose.
If You are Over Fifty fiend this ,
Mot people )Mitt middle-age' suffer
from kidney nud bladder illroMrs which
I'nley's Khlney Ucuiedy would cure.
Slop tlits drain 011 the vitality nud restore
lireiled htrcnglll nud vigor. Commence.
InVftiu t'oley's Kidney Kcuicdy today
C. V. Merrill, druggist.
Good milch coy and two-year-old
heifer. Call on Frank llasl,
three milca north of Netid on I.nid
law road. 3yzf
AN IMPORTANT WORK
VJI Study Wptcr Supply
of Cen'tfnj prcgon.
STATU AND GOVERNMENT
Will Hstahllili Gauging Stations on All
Streams anil Will Investigate the
" Question of Hyaporatlon.
The United Slates Geological
Survey Is preparing to make a
thorough investigation into the
water resources of' Central and
Southern Oregon, witft'ihc object
In view of determining to what ex
tent the waters of this vast section
can be usctj 'ijor irrigation. The
Survey will co-opcratp with Ore
gon officials and State Kngiuccr
Lewis will have a hand in the
The Geological Survey has pre
pared an article describing the
woik to be done, The article
makes interesting reading, and Is
The state of Oregon Includes within
Its boundaries an area almost as larec
as the state of Ohio uutrattrcd by a
slugli: tulle of railroad. To the town of
Silver Lake, in this urea, belongs the
distinction of being the pout-office far
ther away from araittoad than any other
In the United States. It is 175 miles
from the nearest railway station to Sit
vcr Lake, ami over this dittsnee sup
plies of all klmls such as hartlwarc,
foodstuffs, and, ill fact, everything that
i not raised In the Immediate vicinity
mutt 1 hauled by team; and yet, con
trary to the popular notion, the country
about this town Is far from lieiuu a bar
ren desert. In the past stock ruUlnqlias
leen the principal industry, fir lack of
tranMrtallou facilities has made it
profitable to raise only such produce
could I fed to stock that can le driven
to amsrkct. The soil is, however, well
adapted to dry-farming method, and on
some areas that can I artificially wat
ered almost any of the ordinary f.irm
prooucis can uc siiccciMiiiiKruwM.
Nature of the Country.
The counlrv comiiii of a rather hli-h
plateau, varyfng in altitude from about
j.uii feel alnve fea on its eastern border
to about -l.uo feet 011 the west.
It is hauuded on the. north lly the Iltue
and Strawberry mountains and on the
west by the Cascade Kmtj;c. The
streams draining Ihc northern, eastern
and western sIojk-s of these mountains
find their way to the sea ihroiij-lt ttie
Columbia; those of the southern slopes
drain Into lakes, from which the water
escapes only by evaluation, and which
lclong to what is known as the (Jreat
lliulu drainage. The principal streams
lion lug. to the sea Ire Malheur ami Des
chutes rivers, the main tributary of the
Inst named being Crooked ritcr; the
principal streams Honing to the Croat
Imiln are Chctvaucaii rives, Silcr creek.
Silvies mir, ami uoiincr nud Ulitrcn
rivrr. In nildltiou lo.lliL- water sunnlv
represented by these strenms, cousiiler
able water for lxth irrigation nud do
mestic use can linihalily be ohtniucil
from niteslan wells when settlement
makes it nccctsary.
State and Federal Organizations
I'udcr agrccmeuls made by the t'niteil
Slnles Cicoiogicnl Survey with Ihc Re
clamation Service, the Weather UUrcau,
and slate officials of Oregon, an Investi
gation of the water supply of this area is
to 1 umienaKcn. (.auging stations are
to be located on all the principal streams
to determine their How. n .larue number
of rainfall stations will le established
for the purpose of ascertaining the
amount of precipitation in the various
drainage bfttlus, and i siy will he
mane 01 tnc relation iiciwecn Ue pre
cipitation and tnc ruu-olf of the stream,
whose flow ,vntie as greatly frH!i season
to season as does tlm raiufil, 4 Projects
to tcclaiul this area hv Irrigntiou will
therefore Involve the construction of
reservoirs in which the flood .waters of
the streams can be MprcO to make them
available during the irrigating period,
The question of impouimiui! water
for irrigation In large reservoirs immedi
ately brings up the n,uetitloil of evapor
ation, nud stations at wjiich tills phase
of the subject will lc studied will lie es
tablished 011 four or rji cot the princi
Thorough Study ot WMcr Supply.
As the reclaumiioii of pity portion of
tlilsjarge area will depend entirety on
the witter supply Hint Mil be made uvn.ll
able for such portion, no definite project
can ttc tntteit up until the water supply
has beetl thoroughly iVcstgatd. The
results -of the Investigation imw to he
undertaken will ho published Ivy the
United States Geological Survey hi rp
ports that will be available for free dis
tribution. Immediate supervision of the
work will rest with the Portland office
of the Survey, of which J C. Stevens is
in thntfcr. The cooperating bureaus
arc repiesenftd by I). C. Ilenny, surcn
vising engineer. 1'niled States Kecla
matloii Service, Portland; by ItiluardA.
Dents, section dlrecler of the United
Stales VS'csihcr Iluicau, Portland; and
l,t fiitni If ljuti tt.ilr. iiit.tiirrr. l1fltl.
Oregon. The field work wilt he under
Hie iiireollou 01 K. 11. roil, l'riiicvine,
('owcll Huttcs Notes,
lVrry Isms has his house finished,
J. J, Jones took a load of potatoes to
I'riiifvlllc one day recently. ' ' ' '
A Mr. Grimes of IJf ml bought "'')'
all the hay Ihat was Wr"ral;"in the old
river lcd except A. iV Mflrrlll's and IJ
or 3( tons of Cliff Kills wlfCAtmul Iward
less l-arley hay. " '
I'.. K. Hattcrinan U making ditches on
his ranch. "' -
Hveryonc Is elated over the crops
raised Ihc first year after water was de
livered and a largc'acreagc ttlll Ik plant
ed next spring in the line of jot 1 toes,
beets, cabbage, ciihi.is ski' Alfalfa.' '
A. I). Morrill was out (rom llcnd after
load of hay a few days ago.
JimCrifTiii is back on his homestead
for the winter. Jim has lcn weeing
on CrooVM river.
Kosland, Nov. fr. Mr. Ilcnuelt, the
forest ranger, is assisting 1'. P. Petit,
the ranger at Kosland, inspect some
homestead claims in the Widkcr Ilasin,
The people of this vicinity arc very
much pleased with the decision of the
United States laud office in the contest
of C. V. Richie vs. State Desert Selec
tion No. 1 1. Mr. Richie has a fine piece
ot meadow laud which the I.akcvicw
land office officials, at least, do not think
Homer IC Curtis is a new homesteader
In our community. He has fettled on
160 acres of land under the Desert Se
lection No. 1 r.
'"Doc" Collier is another homesteader
who has settled on ditch laud within
the last few days. His place Is adjacent
to that of Mr. Curtis anil is also a fine
About all of the range cattle are now
off the range nud the beeves have been
taken to market.
Geo. Holes' house and turn in Ros
laud arc nlxmt cpuiplctlt.'
Prank II am tier of Wack Rock has re
turned front, tltp galley and is now hauV
ing hay for Geo. Holes.
Mr. Hveriuglum and family arc now
liking in Roslaud so that their children
can attend the Roslnnd school.
V. II. Stevenson nud family have re
turned lo Roslaud from his houicsUad
iu order to school his children.
Mr. and Mrs. l P. Petit were visitors
at SiUer Late the first of the week.
Inklings at Gist.
Gisr, Nov. 9.- Who could, avk for
more sunshine than wc are having these
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Graham are
spcudiug this wek visiting in the Gist
Wc will now have churcjj twice a
moiillt at Gist, Rev, Lowther having
been npphlutcd to this district.
I'. K. Dayton nud Mr. Sturgeon were
at GNt today ou buslnej.
C. I.. Gist will attend the annual
mcctlni! of the Souuw Creek Irrigation
Company to Iks held at i'rincvillc next
Mr. Sludham, near GUt, has burned
some 15,000 brick nud they are hard to
The prosperous farmers of tjip Covcr
date country purcl.ta$ed tic fjljier day a
fine statliqu- Thotc interested are
Thomas Arnold, Heft Hcxl-son, R, A,
t'ord, Chariot Carson, qui .rtjiur Tcin
plctoii, Raw Lungs.
When the lungs are sore and inttamed,
the germs of pueuuioiiln nud coiuump
lion find lodgment and multiply. Poley's
Honey and Tar kills the cough genus,
cures the most obstinate rucking cough,
heals the lungs, nud prevents serious re
sults, The genuine Is iu the yellow
package. O. W. Merrill, Drutiglst.
Came to my pasture about July
is last, yearling steer with both
ears clipped and split; also brand
ou right hip but cannot tell what it
is. Owner can have same, by pay
ing for this notice and damages.
35.0 RICHARD Kl.NO.
Location of Oregon Trunk
Line Will Soon Be Made.
ROUTES THAT ARE BOINQ RUN
Several Lines Aro Icing Surveyed
Titrotish Madras to Hcnd Other
Items of Interest.
I'. Crane, who is in charge o
the Oregon Trunk Line surveyors
working down the Deschutes from
Madras, says it will require until
about the 14th to complete the line
to connect with the one being sur
veyed up the river from the Col
umbia. The Pioneer says that
when the connection is made it will
comolctc the location of the Oregon
Trunk Line all the way through
from the mouth of the Deschutes to
The Oregon Trunk Line survey
down the Deschutes, below the
mouth of Willow creek, follows
along the high bench several hun
dred feet above the river. The lint
crosses Nigger Brown canyon just
above lid Campbell's, house, and
from there follows along the slop
ing hillside below the rimrock. It
docs not get down to the river level
until several miles below thcCowIes
alfalfa ranch. The line is fully 350
feet above the river where it starts
up Willow crctk canyon, this be
ing necessary in order to, get an
easy grade tip this canyon.
The surveying party under Mr.
Mills, which has been camped at
Madras for the past two weeks,
moved camp last Thursday morn
ing and is now located at Kimrock
Springs, according to the Pioneer
of last week. They ran the line
south from that place for some dis
tance following the survey made bv
the Oregqn pastern three years ago,
and it is reported that from Rim
rock Springs they will now run a
line north, following the range of
hills just cast of Madras. This
litic is evidently being run for the
purpose of ascertaining if a route
can be found that way, avoiding
the dip necessary to get across Wil
low creek flat-on the line they have
already run through Madras.
A second party of Harriinan sur
veyors moved iuto Madras last Fri
day afternoon and are camped on
the flat. This party is under J. II.
Roberts, and is the same party
which ran tlie line up Trout creek
to Sagebrush flat. ,. They have
been camped at the mouth of Trout
creek for the past mouth working
muii nit UV3I.IH1IV3, x his l'iiiy
is also headed south, but will fol
low the Juniper Iltitte route, cross
ing over Crooked river near Trail
Crossing. This will be the first
line the Ilarrltnau people have pro
jected by that route, all their for
mer surveys going by way of I,a
inonta and crossing Crooked river
at Oncil. This Hue, by way of
Trail Crossing, gets back to the
old Oregon Eastern survey at a
potut near Redmond, and it M re
ported that the Oregou Kastern
survey from that point will be fol
lowed very closely all the way
through to Klamath Vas.
No Sale for Deef Cattle.
George Small, Jim Small and
Ernie Carlon, alter Laving driven
their beef tq .where the California
buyers were wcm(t to buy, and stay
ing therefor some, ttu'ie and tiud
ing absolutely no sale, for them, re
turned to this place witli their en
tire bands last week. It begins to
look like the sale of beef cattle had
absolutely stopped as no buyers
are iu the market at all. This con
dition of thiugs makes money ab
solutely impossible to get hold of
and from present indications no
one knows when the stringency
will let up. Silver Lake Leader.
Madras Firm embarrassed,
Because of their inability to meet
An obligation to one of the whole-
s de houses with whom they deal
the lirni of McTaggart & Uyc of
this place was served with an at
tachment Monday evening The
embarrassment of the firm is b
licvcd to be only temporary and iv .
due 10 uieir inn unity to raise money
011 their outstanding accounts
which arc sufficient in amount U
practically cover all their indebted
ness Their assets are greatly i t
excess of their liabilities. Mr. Mc-
Taggnrt left for Portland Tuesday
morning for the purpose of con
ferring with the creditors, and be
lieves that a satisfactory adiust
ment of their affairs can be ar
ranged, so that a general assign
ment will not ue necessary. Maa-
Shorter Items of Interest.
Madras now has a school enroll
ment of an even hundred.
Over 90 votes were sworn In at
Prinevillc on election day,
Sixteen ranchers of the McKay
district have banded together to
blind a private telephone line into
I'rincvillc from their ranches.
Mrs. R. A. Ford, wife of the
county school superintendent, hat
moved from their ranch near Sisters'
to join Mr. Ford at Prinevillc.
Contractor Shipp says that it
will be fully six months before tin
ucw court houe is Qriished a
Prinevillc. It promises tq"B' on'
of the finest in the state.
Silver Lake peo'ple have sent W.
F Nelson, the Oregon Trunk Line
man, samples of vegetables, fruit,
grasses and grains raised there
abcuts. Just a little coaxer to
bring that railroad in.
Local capitalists at Hood River
arc askin? for a franchise from th"
city to operate an electric railroad
oyer certain of the city's streets.
The road will extend throughout
the entire Hood River valley.
The younR, unmarried men of
Silver Lke have organized a club
that they call the "Silver Lako
Jolly Club." The object of 'the
club is to have a jolly good time,
giving dances and other" partic-j
during the winter.
Condon's city charter contain:'
the provision that allows the city
council, under the recent decision
of the Oregon supreme court, to.
authorize the Opening of saloons at
that place. Tlie city dads have
taken that action and now many
Condonitcs are indignant. At tlm
election last June Condon went
"dry" by a large majority.
The Lakeview Herald tells of n
couple of "sharks" who have been
operating in that section. Their
scheme was to sell dress goods pat
terns under the promise that tailorn
were following them tomake, up
the garments. The tailors failetl to
show up and tb'c,goods fell short in
measurement, The people caught
onto the little game at Lakeview
and the sliarks were obliged to ?
fund the money they had securcjl
from a number of young ladies.
WILL BUILD NEW FLUME.
Swallcy People toSawThelrOwa Lum
ber for a Substantial Improvement
The stockholders of the Dei
chutes Irrigatjqu & Reclamation
Company, commonly known as tho
Swallcy ditch compauy, are pr'
pariug to build a new flume at tlm
diversion works of their system,.
They have secured a portable saw
mill, have set it up on the Riley
ranch and will soon begltl s.Twlnj;
their own lumber for the flurrle5.
The uew flume is to be 10 feet
wide aud three feet deep and will
be built ot) a grade of 1.6 feet to
every thousand feet. It will h
built of two-inch materia), and will
have "bents,",, or . supports, every
four feet. , The flume will require
200,000 feet of Umber for its con
The Swalley ditch is one of the
best in this section, and possess)
one of the very best water righbi
on the entire Descbtite river, as it
was one of the first companies to
divert water to a beneficial usq.
The Swalley canal waters several
thousand acres, lying north of Bcuti.
The original Jjqo shares ol stock
in this ceianaoy hftve sold as b'glt