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ALL RIGHT, MR. HARIUMAN, IF YOU REALLY MEAN BUSINESS; BUT IF YOU DON'T WELL, CENTRAL, OREGON CAN BUILD HR 6WN RAILROADS
THE BEND BULLETIN.
'pillt careutcrjnre iitlll liiy
In llciul, mill our town U
making it healthy growth
111 B Bend Country hat Irri
gation, Timber, Waterpow
cr, and Mining four natural
resource of great value.
BEND, ORKOON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 34, 1909.
TO START AT ONCE
llarriman Authorizes Railroad
Up the River.
g WILL OPUN UP THIS SUCTION
Line Will Cost $-1,7 7 J, 000 and Will
Tup III Wheat, Irrigation, Stuck
and Timber Country Ordcra
(liven to Line All Speed,
FAOTS ABOUT DESCHUTES
Distance ijo tulle.
Route U Deadlines River from
Iti mouth to Madras, Henri and Red
mond, IMIuiatcri it 1,773,0m).
Connection Main line of O. K. fc
N. at Deschutes.
Physical feature Water -grade
line, expensive of cuiiitruetlou tmt
eaty of operation because of low
History Organlicri February 1,
! j, aiurmlnl survey adopted by
board of director August jo, 1907.
Hoad to Central Orriion promised by
llarrtniaii Hrplcmhcr 5, I'vS. I)e
cliutci route rrcotniiicnited by General
Manager O'llricn In fall or lyoH.
Tiuicof commencing work A toon
svt right of way obstacle arc renins cd.
Probable time of construction
from one year to a )car and a half.
Advices from I'ortlnud announce
that llarriman will enter Central
Oregon by the Deschutes route, and
also that actual construction or the
Hue will be begun just ns soon as
,crrtain right of way matters can be
adjusted. The Portland papers state
authority was given General Man
oger O'llricti to construct the line,
in telegraphic advices received from
Chicago by Mr. O'Brien on Feb
It is estimated by Mr. O'Hricii
that Iroin a year to a year nud a
half will be required to construct
the road. The distance is 150
miles from the mouth of the river
to the heart of the irrigation around
Bend. The estimated cost of the
road is f-l.773.cxx), Upon receipt
of approval of his recommendations
from Chicago, Mr. O'lJricu Buys:
Walt for Approval of Maps.
"I have beeu authorized to start
work oti the line up the Deschutes
River as soon as maps arc approved
by the Government nud rights of
way arc secured. We are willing
to pay what is considered market
value for rights of way, but wc do
not propose to be held up by exor
bitant prices either by owners ol
laud or others. Work will be start
ed after right of way mutters arc
settled as soon ns contracts can be
"Construction will be difficult
and expensive along the surveys,
(and I estimate it will take from a
year to a year nud a hnlf to com
plete the line. One of the biggest
obstacles will be the landing of sup
plies ut the points where they will
be needed by workmen. The line
will follow the river closely at the
bottom of the Deschutes canyon,
nud supplies will have to be hauled
overland and let down the sides of
this canyon, which in many places
are 3,00a feet high,"
Maps Not Yut Approved.
The principal matter that' Is now
delaying the construction of the
road according to Mr. O'Brien
Is the fact that their right of way
maps have not yet been approved
by the Secretary of the Interior.
Kllbrts have been made since 1906
to have these maps approved and yet
fiiml action 011 them has not been
Just bow" soon the right of way
maps will be approved by the In
terior Department no that work
may begin cannot now be known.
This approval Is withheld because
of conflicts with the Oregon Trunk
Line, which has surveys for a por
tion of the distance up the Des
chutes identical with the llarriman
surveys, It is the contention of the
llarriman interests that the Oregon
Trunk is really a plan to delay the
Deschutes company and extort
money from Ilurriman. This Is de
nied bv the Oregon Trunk people,
who claim that they intend to build
a road in good faith. There are
certain facts known In regard to
this company that upholds their
contention, It can be stated on
good authority that the Oregon
Trunk Line will ultimately be built
up the Deschutes.
The Oregon inn gives the follow
ing history of railroad matters along
The Dchchutcs Railroad Com
pany (the llarriman line) was or
ganized on February 1, 1906. Sur
veyors for the company were put in
the field on February 13, 1906.
Nine days later Incorporators at
Seattle signed articles for a corpora
tion under the name of the Orcgou
The Deschutes Railroad Com
pany completed the survey of the
first 30 miles of its toad south from
the mouth of the river on March
16, 1906, and the maps were filed
with the United States authorities
on March 37, 1906. The survey 011
the second so miles was begun on
March 19 nud completed May 7,
and filed with the United States
authorities oil May 17, 1906.
These maps were referred to the
Reclamuliou Service for rejort as
to whether or not the' line would in
terfere with reclamation projects.
The Commissioner of the General
Laud Qflicc reported that the sur
veys submitted iuterferrcd with cer
tain reclamation plans in the Des
chutes canyon. The maps were re
turned to the laud office at The
Dalles. They were ngalti referred
to the Reclamation Service and an
other investigation made.
The maps were again returned
by the Commissioner of the General
Lund Office on April 11, 1907, to
the local Uud office at The Dalles,
together with a letter from the di
rector of the Reclamation Service
referring to his former recommend
atiou that the surveys be changed
so far as to ruti too feet above the
normal flow of the river from its
mouth to Sherar's bridge, a dis
tance of 40 miles. Flans Ijad been
developed for preserving the Des
chutes river as a source of water
power, and this stimulation was
made so as not to interfere with the
The Deschttthes Company's en
gineers made n reconnoissance to
determine the possibility of con
structing its line In accordance with
this recommendation. The report
of the surveyor was, made May 6,
1907. Thereupon the company
rcstirveyed its line to comply with
this requirement of the Reclamation
Service. The survey was com
menced April 38 i ml completed
August 6, 1907, and amended sur
veys were adopted by the board of
directors August so and filed with
the United States Laud Office Sep
tember 4, 1907.
Similar requirements as to the
elevation of Hue having been made
of the Oregon Trunk Line, the Des
chutes River Power & Development
Company thereupon filed a protest
against the approval of maps of
both the Deschutes railroad and the
Oregon Trunk and the Commis
sioner of the General Land Office
advised the Deschutes Railroad
Company on February 14, 1908,
that its two maps, together with
the showing made by the Deschutes
River Power & Development Com
pany in opposition to the Deschutes
Railway's application for right of
way, were submitted to the director
of the Reclamation Service for con
sideration and report.
The General Land Office ruled
on March 3j, tooS, that there was
a conflict between the location as
shown on the maps of the two rail
road companies and that the Des
chutes Railroad had the prior right,
and its map would be approved un
less a showing was made by tin
Oregon Trunk why it should not
be. The latter company wos given
60 days within which to lite the
stipulation required by the Recla
mation Service and to make a show
ing why the Deschutes Railroad's
maps should not be approved, fly
this ruling, also, the protest of the
Deschutes River Power & Develop
ment Company was dismissed.
Thereuuon the Deschutes River
Power & Development Company
appealed to the Secretary of the In
terior. The Oregon Truuk filed
its stipulation as required nnd mude
a showing why the maps of the
Deschutes Railroad should not be
approved, nnd why its own maps
in conflict should be nppiuved.
The Deschutes Railroad thereupon
filed affidavits allowing why its own
maps should be approved and thoc
of the Oregon Trunk rejected. The
General Land Office, 'on July 18,
1903, ruled that the location in
question was a pass or defile and
that the maps of both companies
would be approved.
From this decision of the General
Land Office, the Oregon Truuk ay
pealed to the Secretary of the In
terior. That officer suspended all
action on November 10, 1908, with
reference to approving right of way
maps and no other action has been
taken by the Department of the In
terior In reference to the appeal of
the Deschutes River Power & De
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FIELD OF OATS IN
An Important Mass Meeting.
There will be a mass meeting
held in I.ara hall Monday evening
for the purxsc of considering the
question of n Crook county exhibit
ut the Alnskn-Yukon-Pacific expo
sition, and to choose n committee
to appear before the county court
to secure an appropriation, if pos
sible, in behalf of the exhibit. As
The Bulletin slated fully last week,
this plan of sending an exhibit is n
most important one, and there
should be a large attendance at this
mass meeting. Let everybody at
tend. velopment Company, or the appeal
of the Oregon Trunk to the present
There Is n strong suspicion over
the state that llarriman is only
playing for time, and that tbfct last
announcement was made for the
purpose of killing, if possible, the
resolution Iwfore the Oregon legis
lature which proposed to ultimately
give the state, by a constitutional
amendment, the jtower to build and
operate state railroads. There are
many, however, who believe that
construction on the Deschutes Hue
will actually be begun this spring.
We all hope ro.
Ukdviond, I'eb.'si. We arc moved.
No more will the merry rattle of the
Priuevlllc-Cllne l'allt stage dltturbour
late morning slumber or the no 1cm
cherry volets of it driver call out, "Hel
lo NciRhbor," a mc k about our early
morning chore. Neither will we get
onr daily mail by simply walkiuc
through the front door yard, but must
go now out to the main road no rod
from the home. -Not to coincident, to
be aure, but with daly paper it beats
going to town once a week.
Jmlglua from tome remarks we have
heard, folks mutt look (or a Redmond
letter every week. Last Sunday Mrs.
Park was tick with a threatened attack
of typhqid fever attain and that It our ex
cuse for not having a letter last week.
After belug on her back from Saturday
night until Wednesday morning, the got
up pretty well fagged out, but It im
proving rapidly'nt this writing,
J. O. Hauien report that he hat a
contract for hauling 50,000 feet of lum
ber for the Hlghtowe'-Smlth Company.
Mott of it goet to lie ml, but part comet
A family by the name nf Long, from
Washington, has rented the llurlingham
Baby nhler was tick again at the time
our last report should have been tent in,
but It much Improved at present,
Colonel, the great and only Colonel
Belcher, hat returned from quite on ex
tended visit to Portland, A good many
are blaming the colonel's absence for the
extended spell of severe weather we had
at the beginning of the jear. We pre
sume It mutt be to, and In consequence
w,e shall say uothlug about the fact thai
there wat strong talk of lynching him on
account of hit failure to bring the rail
road in with him. Like llarriman. how
ever, he hat made another promise and
everything I all right now.
Alt day yesterday the outlook for the
Colonial Supp-r wat pretty dubious, and
the older the day grew the worse the
outlook wat. Those who ventured out,
however, were quite pleasantly surprised
at the number of other who had done
the tame thing. The. ladle were quite
tuccetsful, taking In overf 5, -I most all
of which wat net profit. The acrostic by
to llt'le girlt was quite taking, at were
also many of the costume. George and
Martha look premiums, that It, George
awarded one to Martha and vice versa.
Private Kctler of the Salvation Army
from The Dalles wat in town yesterday
soliciting funds for a Harvest Home to
be held there the coming season.
Mr. Kendall tpent the first four dayt
of last week on a trip to Ijoncr Bridge
Ttie masquerade tomorrow nl,ht prom
ftca tntbe quite the mott elegant and ex
tensive affair of the season. We will try
to have a report for next week.
II. M. Smith state that Olive has been
tick with diphtheria at Colfax, Washing
ton, but it belter udvv and is expected to
come in soon for a visit,
Mrs, Willox will have clearing done on
her eighty northwest of town, and will
make her residence arid reclamation
proof uext year.
E. C. rRK.
Tumalo Items. -TuMAto,
l'eb. ai. Another nice little
snow. About four Inches of the beauti
ful white fell here last night.
C. I Winter attended the farmers' tel
ephone meeting at Laldtaw yesterday.
I. 12. Winter made a,trlp to the High-tower-Smith
mill oue day last week after
J. II. ,lMwardt wat In Tumalo Friday.
Mr. Kdwardt it undecided at to vvhett he
will move to Washington.
Rev. Mitchell of Itend stayed over
night at Tumalo Thursday night.
Men are at work making preparation!
tor putting up the Spoo-Dayton sawmill
near here. They expect to have it run
I'. 1'. Smith of Gltt patted through
here yesterday going to Bend.
Chat, AViyier delivered tome fine pork
er in (lend last Tuesday.
Rev. Lowther of Redmond patted
through her etterday 011 hit way to
llend. lie hat been holding revival
meetings at the Gtt tchool house.
Has Secured Band Instructor.
The Rend baud has engaged E.
C. Thome of Myrtle Point as ou
instructor, and Mr. Thorne will
reach Rend about the first of uext
month. He has had years of ex
perience as a baud Instructor aud
has beeu the leader of the Myrtle
Point band for 15 years. lie is At
instructor and the boys are glad
to be able to get hlra. The band is
making fine progress and Bend is
guaranteed some excellent music
during the coming summer
Read The Bulletin, and be happy,
FOSSIL FOUND AT
DEPTH OF 52 FEET
Madras Man Unearths Skull of
Sonic EarJyDy Animal.
LOOKS LIKE A GOATS HEAD
WW Be Sent to Mtweum at University
of Orejtea Many Interestlf-j- BK f j
of New from Central, South '
era and Casters Oregon.
Rev. I., D Brown found a skull
of some animal buried at a depth of
53 feet, while sinking a well cm bis
place near Madras. The Pioneer
says that the fossil was imbedded
in a stratum of sand and was In
fairly good condition, although
broken in several places. It was
about the size of a goat's head and
bad somewhat the appearance of
the skull or that animal. The fos
sil will be! preserved, and later may
be sent to the paleontologist at the
university of Oregon.
Shorter Hems of Interest.
Klamath Falls will have a cream
cry in qpcration by March r.
Sisters has organized a commer
cial club. Hurrah for Stfttersi
Keepers of blind pigs at Klamath
Falls were recently fined $350 each.
Lakevicw has an altitude of
4,835 feet, over a thousand feet
higher than Bend.
Quite a valuable deposit of coal
has been discovered near Vale, and
a company formed to develop it.
Sherman county won in the Inter
scholastic debate held at Moro re
cently between, the Crook county
high school and the all-Sbcrraan
team, the vote of the judges being
two to three, according to the
Dr. C. A. Cline was up from
Lower Bridge the latter part of the
week. He reports that the wliite
fish are plentiful these das iu the
Deschutes. This raeaus an early
trout season for 1909, for whitefish
always run just before the trout.
Luther Dlzney, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Dizney of this place, and
Charles Summers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Summers of Prinevllle,
have entered the navy. Word was
received here Saturday that they
had joined the navy at Bremerton,
and had been detailed to duty ou
the Philadelphia. Madras Pioneer.
Gas has been struck in a well
that was belug drilled for oil at On
tario. The gas was struck at a
depth of 3I.S5 feet,' or is feet below
sea level. The drillers have piped
it to the lop of the derrick and have
ignited it, making a huge torch.
The bead driller estimates there is
enough gas to light 350 homes.
Word received from Atorney
John K. Kollock by F K Dayton
is to the eRect that the State's case
against the Columbia Southern Ir
rigating Company ha not yet been
set down for bearing, but it is hoped
that it will be set for next month.
Mr, Kollock stated that the attor
neys for the State have been urging
a hearing but so far have not been
successful lu getting it set down.
Baled Hay tor Safe.
At $.o a ton 35 tons rye, five
tons wheat. Ed, Whjtk,
50 51 Two mile from Gty.