The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, March 03, 1909, Image 1

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AVItyon read our premi
um offer on the liut
Look It ii i. It U well worth
your attention.
TUB Bend Country has Irri
gation, Tlmlier, Wsterpow
er, and Mining four natural
resources of great value.
NO. 5
Harriman States in a Telegram to Governor
Chamberlain That Road Has Been Author
ized, and O'Brien Says Construction Will
Be Vigorously Prosecuted.
Railroad new has been coming thick and font during the pant week,
nml each day's report brought better news for this section, The most
skeptical arc now beginning to concede that a railroad into Central Ore
gon with Iknd as the objective point -Is now assured. Harriman haw
announced in a telegram Id Governor Chamberlain that the road has
been authorized and thut its construction H now in the hands of local
officials; dispatches from Washington state that Secretary Garfield will
appiove the Harriman right-of-way maps up the Deschutes before he re
tires from office on March .1; and following this General Manager O'Brien
reiterates the statement that actual work on the road will be begun at
once. And not the least factor in hastening this road is the possible
boycott that Portland shippers threaten to wage against the Harriman
roads if a line into Central Oregon Is not started this spring. Central
Oregon's long, long wait for a railroad is about to be ended. Then
watch Ilcnd grow. The lauds of the Deschutes Irrigation & Power
Company will sell like the proverbial hot cakes, power plants, sawmills
and other manufacturing concerns will spring into existence along the
Deschutes, and the Bend country and Central Oregon will be a veritable
bec hive of activity and prosperity. Read the last good news as reported
lit the Oregonian, and then go out and shout for the Hcnd couutrj.
WA81UNOTON, D. C Pcb. 36.
The Harriman railroad will be built
up the Deschutcii river to a connec
tion dt Klamath Palls with the road
now building northward to that
point, and the right of way will be
npprove'd by Secretary Garfield be
fore next Thursday. These facts
were brought out at a hearing be
fore the Secretary of the Interior
It was stotcd by 0 representative
of U. H. Harriman that out of the raised by bonds recent
ly floated by the Harriman system
for new ruilroad construction, .io,
000,000 had been set aside for the
construction of a railroad up the
Deschutes river Into Central Ore
gon, terminating nt Hcnd, and for
an extension of the new Shasta
division, now Hearing Klamath
Palls, northward td meet the Des
chutes road nt Hcnd, thus complet
ing a new route fioin Sun Praucisco
to the Columbia river.
The construction of the Deschutes
road will be commenced, it was
said, ns soon as the Secretary of tin
Interior approves the right-of-way
application, nnd Secretary Gurfield
said he expected to do this before
he leaves office next Thursday. He
Is waiting only the adjustment of a
few minor details, and knows of
nothing that wilt delay his action,
All material obstacles that have
heretofore delayed the approval of
maps of locution of the Deschutes
road have been removed.
O'llrlen Says Work Will Ho Pushed
with Much Vigor.
Willi the nllliouuceinciit from Wash,
liigtou by Secretary Garfield that lie will
a pruvc the maps (or the Harriman rail
road up the Deschutes comes definite an
nouncement from officials of the system
in l'ortland that no time will U lost In
luglnnlug the preliminaries necessary
bsfore taking up actual construction.
With the maps approved the greatest
obstacle Mill be out of the way, and It is
evidently a question of only a few weeks
when the Central Oregon project will ue
under way.
Doth General Manager O'llrlen and
Geucrul Counsel Cotton, of Ilia Horrl
man lines in the Northwest, gave amir
ance U-t night that when word comes
from Washington that the maps have
been approved, there wilt be no addi
tional delay. With the work author
Wed, the officials arc in a position to
trend every energy toward eipcdltlng
the Hue.
"We are prepared to send out right-
of-way agenta jutt as soon a we are ad
vitrd that the maps have been accepted,"
said Mr. O'llrlen last night. "The ap
prnval of these maps, of course, gives us
right-of-way over all Government land
affected, and nothing will remain but to
secure concessions from othei owners,
and this will not take long, we believe,
although It Is itiiouille to say just how
much time this work will require.
"Already we have secured the records
of ownsrshlp to all land over which the
road will be laid, and after checking up
these records, which will require but one
or two days, our agents wilt lake the
field When they complete their task
the last prelimlnsry step wilt have been
"At the time our men are busy getting
rights of way we shall advertise (or bids
on the construction work. This will
eliminate the delay that would Ix neces
sary for advertising and estimating if
we waited until all rights of way were
"Our representatives have been very
busy at Washington for the past month
and have been protesting against further
delay of the project by the government.
We asked that our maps either be ap
proved or disapproved, and In reply to
this request we were assured that de
cisloa would soon be reached. In fact,
we had telegraphic advices from Wash
ington today which led us to believe
that Secretary Garfield was ready to ap
prove the maps."
Neither Mr. O'llrlen nor Mr. Cotton
had anything to say about the extension
of the Shasta line from Klamath I'alls
on to Hcnd, to a connection with the
Deschutes road, as outlined by the above
dispatch. The I'orllaud general office Is
concerned only with getting the line
built from the Columbia to Beud, they
The Deschutes line will tie I jo miles
long, It Is expected that Its construc
tion will occupy from one year to a year
ami a nan.
Portland Men Bring Pressure to Bear
In Behalf of Centra,l Oregon Road.
At lust it appears that the bust
uess men of Portland have awoke
to the importance of havinc a rail
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movement has been started among
them to divert their freight and
other shipments from the Hnrriman
to competing lines if Harriman
does uol begin nt once the construc
tion of a Central Oregou road. By
this means, Portland shippers could
cause the Harriman lines n tremen
dous loss of business. This action
will undoubtedly prove one of the
best possible means of securing the
building of a railroad into this vast
inland empire. While this drastic
action probably will not now need
to be adopted inasmuch as Harri
man seems ready to build the road,
yet the article is interesting in that
it shows what pressure could be
brought to bear on the Harriman
people by Portland shippers. The
Telegram tells of the shippers' plans
as follows:
About 80 of the Jcadlng shippers
and merchants of Portland, under
the direction of the transportation
committee of the Chamber of Com
merce, have joined a movement the
purpose of which is to show the
traffic officials of the Harriman sys
tem, including Ditcctor J. C
Stubbs and the traffic men handling
busiuess in the Northwest that it is
to their iuterests to sc that the ex
tension into Central Oregon is
rushed with all possible speed.
Extend Shanlko Line 25 Allies.
What the local jobbers and mer
chants desire first is an extension of
the Columbia Southern from Shan
iko, 35 miles southward, which
would serve to provide temporary
outlet for the vast productive region
of the Rend, Madras, Priuevillc,
Haycrcek and surrounding country,
out of which the produce could be
hauled overland on down grade all
the way. This line has been sur
veyed by engineers in the employ
of private interests, having exten
sive holdings in that region, and
the estimates as to the cost of this
25 miles of road run from $350,000
to $380,000, depending upon the
class of construction. The shippers
back of the movement tut: satisfied
that the former sum would con
struct the line in a fashion enstrely
(Continued on last page,)
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A. At. Drake Will Develop Power by
Damming River, and WW Put In
Lighting and Pumping Plant.
Work Starts at Once.
Ilcnd will have electric lights in
the near future. A. M. Drake has
fully decided to put in a dam and
power plant nnd will supply the
town with the long desired electric
system. Mr. Drake has modified
his plans somewhat and will build
the first dam across the river n
short distance up-strcnm from the
present pumping plant. There is a
natural site there for a small dam,
and Mr. Drake's plan for the pres
ent is to develop what power will
be needed for an electric light plant
and for puutping water for the city
system. Work will begin on the
dam tu the immediate tuture and
the plant will be pushed to com
Later, when there is more de
mand for tower, n dam will be
built in the narrow gap directly
north of the ohi bunk house site,
but nothing will be done with that
project at present.
Redmond Item.
Kkdmono, I'eb. aS There was re
cently born to Mr. and Mrs, J. Want
Uaradcr, a girl. Mrs. Ilennie McCatTery
was in attendance. The new father ha
lcn leachiuc the Cline l'atls school
which clowd Thursday, and will now be
at home as a (armer on his place near
We don't know whether the Surprlsers
were successful last night In taking Mr.
and MU I' rank McCalTery that way or
not, but everyone was certainly sur
prised at the iiumlter that can gather
and have a good time at oue house, Ev
eryone had so good a time that they en
crouched a little on Sunday to do it,
Messrs. l.hfollctle and Cooper of Prlne
vllle were in town early in the week
drumming up trude for the Vrintville
creamery. We hope to see them get
quite a batch of 'cream each week from
this station.
Mac uud Jim of the laud clearing firm
of Mcl.nlliu, Young & Co., came in
Monday night and have gone ou up to
S. It. Hull's place near Iiend to pull
trees, leaving Mr, Young lu the old riv
er bed section 10 finish some sagebrush
We are sorry to learn that Mrs. Jim is
quite poorly, being confined to her bed
for part of the past week. Wc hope to
hear of ber speedy recovery.
Kirk Whited's building operations are
being delayed by lack of lumber and bad
roads to the mill.
Meadamea Cline and Jordan were In
town over Saturday night on their way
to 1'rinetilte and participated In the sur
prise at McCaflcry's.
H. L. Irerson left this morning for
White Salmon and other points to close
the sale of a farm that he had at that
place. Dunne his absence the ladies
will run the store.
The masque ball on Monday evening
was a very pleasant aIalr although there
were not so many dancers as sometimes.
Some very pretty and striking costumes
were in evidence. Vd Kennard as
Oeorge Washington anil Nellie Covert as
a little old woman took the prizes.
George Klliot and Miss Bertha Hegsrdt
were married Wednesday night at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Davidson,
the Kev. Mr. Lilly officiating. Both
young people have been very favorably
known here for some time and will start
with many wishes for the best of success.
Mr. Spencer reports that Ernest has
bought an eighty about 45 miles from
Spokane. That it is a good one is evl
lenced by the fact that he had a chance
to make more than 500 on it before the
papers were ever made out.
Rostand Rumors.
We understand thtt Geo. Dogue and
Wra. Taylor were visitors at Bend dur
ing the excitement at the roller-skating.
Roper Clausen is nicely settled In bis
new hntne. After making no me sub
stantial improvements their home is
quite coir- Roper is hauling hay from
C W. Rlchie'a Iwrn.
Chas. Graves, Jr.. and Joe Ringo of
Crescent have hauled two loads of ssw-
dust from the mill the past week. Looka
like ice cream next sumtner.
The dance given on the evening of
I'eb. M was a very pleasant affair, and
well attended All that's needed to per
fect these dances is a few more ladies.
The coyotes in this vicinity have be
come very plentiful and quite a few have
lately been trapped.
Cart Anderson, previously from Bend,
who was thought to be seriously injured
some time ago by two logs rolling on
him at the mill, is improving very rapid
ly and expects to be at work again next
We are able tn see a little bare ground
in many place, now that the sun is
showing himself aeain.
There seems to be considerable talk of
building In this neighborhood but it is
too early for auything definite along
that line, as most of the reports are very
Wm. Ilollingshead is hauling lumber
for Kd Mann.
The "Happy I'amlly" (Carl Wise, Wm.
Dorrclt and Prank Tolliver) are certain
ly piling up the wood around Carl's
place and have made quite an improve
ment in the looks uf the place.
Persons desiring Sunday school at
their home please notify Wm. Dorrell.
I'.lmer Hawthorue is agalu back in the
country. We are certainly glad to see
We hear that Mr. and Mrs. Rourk and
Bert Caldwell enjoyed the dauce at Bend
on the evening of l'eb, 11,
About three weeks ago an article ap
peared In The Bulletin relative to the
killing of a huge "grliily" by the Cres
cent stage driver, Tout Sly,
The article was slightly misstated.
The incident as the writer understands
it, was undoubtedly exciting for Tom,
but as yet no oue has seen the hide, and
also the non-appearance of the stace in
Rostand for two days, relates a very
different story to that of the original.
Foley's Kidney Remedy will cure any
case of kidney or bladder trouble that is
not beyond the reach of medicine. Cures
backache and irregularities that it neg
lected might result in Bricht's disease or
I diabetes. Bend Drug Co,
Hunter & Stasis Purchase Qoocl
willie Holdings.
WHI CJear the Deschutes TewMHe,
Lay Out Lota and Open a4 Qr4e
Street May Erect a Largo
Stene Bufldhig In Bend.
The real estate market in Dcnd
has been very active during the past
few weeks, and one of the most im
portant transfers yet recorded was
made last Monday when Hunter &
Staats closed a deal with A. L.
Goodwillie for all the lots he owned
in Bend, among them being some
of the very best business lots in the
town. This deal has been on for
some time but was closed on
The purchase of these lots is evi
dence that Messrs. Hunter and
Staats have great faith in Bend.
During all the discouraging vicissi
tudes of the past three years, they
have maintained that Bend was
destined to become a city, and now
that the railroad is practically as
sured they are mere confident than
ever that Bend will become one of
the leading cities of the Northwest.
This faith in Bend's future is fur
ther evidenced by the fact that
these gentlemen are contemplating
the building of a fine stone structure
on the corner lot just south of the
P. B. D. Co.'s office on lot 12,
block 5. The building that they
are planning will be a two-story
structure 36x80 feet and will be
built of native stone of a brownish
gray color, with the window sills
and other trimmings in black stone.
The first floor will be used either
for a general mercantile store, bank,
or some similar busiuess, while the
second floor will be fitted up for
offices. The building of this struc
ture is practically decided upon and
work on it will undoubtedly start
in the near future. Plans of this
building have not yet been worked
out in detail sufficiently to make
possible a correct statement of its
Another important piece of de
velopment work soon to be inaug
urated by these gentlemen is the
clearing and improving of the town
site of Deschutes, Mr. Hunter hav
ing bought a half interest in this
property from Mr. Staats. The
Deschutes townsite comprises 40
acres and joins Bend on the south,
and undoubtedly will some day tn
the near future be platted as an ad
dition to Bend. The work that will
be done now will first be the clear
ing of this tract. All the brush and
larger pine trees will be removed.
The trees suitable for shade will be
left standing, however. Streets
will be opened and graded and
some of the sidewalks built. Streets
joining Wall and Bond streets will
beopeneu through the Deschutes
property. Lots in this tract will be
on the market iu the near future.
Mr. Staats says that the Des
chutes townsite was the first one
laid out ou the upper river. The
tract will make a beautiful residence
section and wil furnish sjtcs for
many pleasant hoHHst.