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DEVELOPMENT OF POWER ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER BEGINS WITH THE BUILDING OP A DAM FOR. ELECTRIC POWER PLANT AT fefcNi).
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HISNI), OKKOON, WKDNKSDAY, MAY 12, 1909.
Judge tlradslmw Will Pronounce
ESTEBONfiT IS ALSO QUILTY
C. II. Ilrkkson and Wife Convicted on
Charge ol Assault with Deadly
Weapons llatchenet for the
Unlawful Sale of Lhuor.
Mr. ami Mrs. C. H. Itrickson
have been found guilty, in the cir
cuit court ul Princvillc, of assault
011 one, Leonard Wnltcrri, with n
deadly vcaoii. They will lc
sentenced by Judge Hradshaw to
Thin is the result of the trouhlc
which the Kricksou had with
Wallets, who was n tenant 011 their
Hear Creek ranch. During n gen
crnl mix-up on the ranch iitmut the
middle of Inst March, Walter
clulrns to have been struck n severe
blow over the head with n gun
Walter ihot several times at KHck
son, but did not seriously injure
It in said that Walters made n
very good witness for the prosecu
tion. District Attorney I'rcd W.
Wilson was assisted by W. II. Wil
son of The Dalles. It is believed
by many that the latter nttoruey
was employed by a number of Hear
Crcrk ranchers to assist in the pro
secution, there being "bad blood"
between them and the Kricksous.
The' Kricksous claim the whole
affair is a scheme to run them out
of the country. They will un
doubtedly appeal the case.
Last week A. II. Kstcbcuct was
arrested for selling liquor at Ilend
nnd taken to I'riucvilic, lie was
indicted 011 several counts and yes
terday was tried and found guilty
In one case. Sentence has not lccii
pronounced. He is being tried to
day 011 another case.
U. S. C6wlcs and Dcllttveii of
the Madras country, tried on
charges of adultery, were !oth
found guilty, Cowlcs was given
two ycats in the penitentiary and
DcIIavcii will be sentenced tomor
row. The jury returned u verdict in
favor of the defendants in the case
of the Clinton (Iowa) National
Dank vs. John Atkinson, Frank
West and Ovid W. II. Kilcy. These
men bought a stallion, "llismarck,"
fioui Chupmaii Hjos., giving notes
amounting to f,.oo. The horse
proved sterile nnd the men refused
to pay the notes, Cliapmuu Hros.
having previously sold them to the
bank. Whcretiou the bank
brought suit for collection. The
hunk's attorney, W. A. Hell, an
nounces that he will ask for a new
Central Oregon Hanking & Trust
Company vs. A. II. Kstcbcuct, et
nl; motion for new trial overruled,
A. I.. Goodwillie vs. Hugh
O'Kniic, continued for term.
C. J. Morau, Leslie Allen mid K
1'. Gurrouttc, who were arrested
Houth of Hend for larceny ut Priue
villc, proved to be old-time jail
blrdH, each having previously
nerved terms in the penitentiary
They were each given two years in
the Oregon penitentiary.
A. M. Zevcly, Pete Sighlin nnd
Uacst Huys were fined for indulg
ing In a game of poker; Zevcly nnd
Sighlin $3 50 each; Hays f, 150,
John M. McPhersoii, indicted 011
a charge of horse stealing, did not
appear for trial nnd his bond,
$1,000, wnrt forfeited.
Nicholas P. Welder vs. Kffic L.
Welder, divorce; decree granted.
The present grand jury has tak
en great care to investigate all Itn
IKHlnnt matters brought before it,
uud Judge Hrndshaw says it is the
best nnd most complete grand jury
with which he has ever worked.
MORE SURVEYING CREWS
, IN DESCHUTES CANYON
Kunnlnjc, Line to Determine Advlsa
blllty of llulldlng Railroad Above
Dam Sites near Mouth of the
River Maps Are Lost,
Two surveying crews have been
scut into the Deschutes canyon by
Chief Knginccr Hoschkc of the O.
It. N. Co., to sec if it will be
nossiblc lo build the prooscd Des
chutes railroad over the damsltc of
the Hasteru Oregon Laud Company,
which company has make locations
for a clam three miles above the
mouth of the river. To build the
railroad over this dam, it will bo
necessary tq raise the railroad i.o
feet alwve the present surveys. To
do this will add substantially to the
cost of the road, hut General Mana
ger O'H'rlcn says the company is
willing to make unusual sacrifice
in order to conserve the valuable
water owcr ossibiliiics along the
"Wc know just as well as any
body that there arc extremely valu
able water rights along the river,"
said Mr. O'Hricu, "and it is our
purpose to do everything wc can to
Conserve them, or as many of them
as wc can, and still have n feasible
route for our road. I hold to the
theory that it would Ik ossible to
build n road nnd save the watct
rights, too, and it is lo ascertain
just how difficult it will be in this
one Instance that our engineers
have taken the field."
According to the Telegram, there
is still no word from Washington
in reference to the llarriman in rip
on the upper 90 miles of the proj
ect. It Is understood that the
Secretary of the Interior has not
Ik'CU nblc to find any trace of these
maps, and that the general laud
commissioner has requested the
Hnirimau officials to scud another
set of these maps forward ut once,
'as the original ones have been mis
laid. The original maps went for
ward in triplicate. How all three
sets could have been lost is not ap
parent. LIKUS IJIJNI) COUNTRY.
(leorge Prince,' St. Paul Hanker, Con
fident of a llrlght future.
George II. Prince, vice president
of the Merchants National Hank of
St. Paul, Minn., was in Hend last
Saturday, Mr. Prince is one of the
stockholders in the Deschutes Lum
ber Company, which owns n large
tract of timber .south of Hend, and
of which company J. 1? Ryan is
the local representative.
Mr. Prince came in from the
south, having driven through from
Klamath Palls. While at the Palls
he was told that construction work
was being carried forward on the
ruilroad grade north ftom that
place, thus confirming again the re
ports that have been heard lu Hend
recently in regard to railroad work
to the south.
Mr. Prince naturally feels a deep
WORK BEGINS AT ONCE
ON DAM IN DESCHUTES
Hydraulic Engineer Here to Start Construction
on Power Dam Will Be Located Between
Club Houses and Curve in River Just
Above Linster Planing Mill.
A. M. Drake arrived In Hend last
evening, accompanied by John T.
Whistler nnd M J. Danlelson. Mr
Drake comes to set in motion the
building of the dam in the Des
chutes, construction of which was
announced in The Hullctin several
weeks ago. Mr. Whistler is un
experienced hydraulic engineer,
having been in the employ of the
U. S. government for some lime,
and will have super vision of the
engineering fcuturcs. Mr. Daniel
sou is an experienced dam builder
and will hold the position of super
intendent of construction. Work
on the dam will be begun at once,
and when finished an electric power
plant will be installed, to furnish
Kwer for the pumping plant and
to light the town.
interest in this section and is keep
ing n close watch on its develop
ment. He evinced great interest in
possible railroad building and was
posting himself as to the most feas
ible routes for railroad construction
into this section, mid also ns to
which will probably be the first
road built. Speaking of the devel
opment that is going forward here
and the advertising this country is
receiving, Mr. Prince said to a Hul
lctin reporter: "Pivc years ago one
never heard any mention made in
St. Paul of the Deschutes valley.
Apparently no one knew there was
such n place oil the globe. Now,
however, you will often hear it dis
cussed, chccially by the large lum
ber men. These men, who arc
some of the largest timber owners
and lumber manufacturers in the
world, class this belt of timber in
the Deschutes valley as one ol the
very best tracts of timber standing
at the present. They nrc thorough
ly acquainted with this section and
are keeping close watch of its de
velopment." Mr. Prince wns very optimistic ns
to the financial condition of the
country, and said J here was no
reason to fear a recurrence of the
panic of n year ago. While here,
Mr. Ptitice was the guest of Mr.
and Mrs, Ryan at their ranch home
at The Tulcs.
A SCENE ON THE
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As wc go to press, Messrs. Drake.
Whistler and Danielson arc making
an examination of the river, with
the view of choosing the location
of the dam. One site considered is
dircetly in front of the Club Houses
and another in the wide bend of
the river just above the Linster plan
ing mill. The final locution will be
somewhere between these two
It is impossible to give the de
tails of construction, length,
height, and general size of the
dam, until the location is finally
chocu. A full description will be
given in our next issue. This will
be the first dam on the Deschutes
built for power ptirixiscs.
HOWARDS P1.I2ADS OUILTY.
Pornier Hend Man Will lie Sentenced
Osborne lidwards, indicted for
murder in the first degree for kill
ing Thomas J. McGalliard at the
Richelieu rooming house in Port
land on January 0, npcarcd before
Presiding Judge Uronaugh in tin
circuit court last Friday morning
and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The district attorney said that the
plea of guilty to manslaughter was
satisfactory to the prosecution, and
the judge ordered the plea entered
on the record.
The time for pronouncing sen
tence was not fixed. Judge Ilro
uough will hear testimony so as to
be nblc to determine what penalty
he ought to impose. The punish
ment fixed by law for manslaughter
is from one to 15 yeais in the peni
tentiary and not to exceed ,5,000
. IMwards' trial was set for May
13, His story was that he shot
McGalliard in self defense, but this
was contradicted by the only eye
witucts to the shooting, Mrs. Mc
Galliard, who insists that IMwards
shot her husband without provoca
tion when the latter was ejecting
IMwards from the roomiiighousc.
The case has leen set lor trial
three times. The first time it wns
losltoucd at the request of IM
PILOT BUTTE CANAL NEAR BEND.
wards' attorney, John V. Logan,
because depositions as to Edwards'
character had not been returned
from North Carolina, IMwards'
former home. The second post
ponement was at the request of the
prosecution, for the purpose of se
curing depositions from North
Carolina to rebut the depositions
secured by the defense.
According to the Telegram a
number of influential people in
Portland have interested themselves
in IMwards' behalf since bis arrest.
IRRIGATED LAND SELLS
AT FANCY FIGURES
Worth From $130 to $300 per Acre In
Bitter Root Valley Conditions
There Are Similar to Those In
the Deschutes Country.
Philip C. Hurt of Rattle Creek,
Mich., who has been looking over
this section during the past week
with the view of purchasing land,
spnt .some time in the Hitter Root
valley in Montana before coming
to Hend. Comparing that section
to the Hend country, Mr. Hurt said:
"Laud in that valley which has
an assured water right is selling
for f 165, that being the price asked
by an irrigation company which is
reclaiming part of the valley. The
altitude there is liighcr than here,
ranging from 3,000 feet at the
lower end to over .,ooo feet at the
upcr. The growing season is
short, and yet in spite of the short
ness of the season and the altitude,
it has been thoroughly demonstrat
ed that fruit can be successfully
grown in the valley. One company
is Hitting out a large orchard nt the
upper end of the valley, at an atti
tude of 4.000 feet. The valley has
been settled for many years and
the question of fruit raising is past
the experimental stage.
"Cultivated laud," continued
Mr. Hurt, "when situated within a
few miles of town sells as high as
300 an acre. Conditions there
ami in the Deschutes valley are
quite similar. The altitude is quite
.1 little higher than here, thcyare
very close to the mountains closer
than at Hend, the valley being very
narrow their growing season is
short, and yet fruit growing is a
success, Just to what extent con
ditions of climate there are similar
to those here, I can not say at this
time, but I should judge that they
are quite similar in many respects."
Mr. Hurl is giving the Rend sec-
t'on quite a thorough examination,
mid will probably buy laud here.
A HIGH PRICE
Large Clip Assured This Year
From Central Oregon.
AQQREQATE 4,000,000 LBS.
That Amount of Wool, at th PrevaH-
IflZ Price of 20 Cents a Pound, WW
Turn $800,000 Into Central
Oregon Other Items.
It is estimated that there will be
marketed at Sbaniko 4,000,000
pounds of wool during the sales on
June 1, 15 and 29. The wool this
year throughout Central Oregon is
in much better condition than usual.
being much cleaner and of a finer
quality. The past winter was au
exceptionally favorable one for
The growers' opinions vary con
siderably as to the probable price
to be paid this season. Contract
ors report at Sbaniko having met
with poor success, and as far as
known not a clip has been con
tracted throughout Central Oregon.
At outside points where contracts
have been made, the price paid is
from 20 to 21 cents.
Farmer Will BuHd Warehouse.
A meeting of the county organi
zation of the Farmers' Union was
held at Madras recently, and a num
ber of prominent farmers from the
various districts adjacent to Madras
were in attendance. It is currently
reported that at this meeting it was
definitely decided to build a ware
house at Sbaniko in time to handle
this season's crop. The Pioneer
says this matter has been under ad
visement for some time and it is
understood that an agreement was
recently reached with the railroad
company regarding a site for the
warehouse at the terminus of the
railroad at Shaniko.
It is said that there was some
opposition to the proposal to build
a warehouse, this opposition arising
out of the fact that with good pros
pects for the early construction of
a railroad into this section, it was
believed that the warehouse at
Shaniko would be serviceable to the
farmers for not to exceed two years.
This opposition was overcome.
however, for a decision to build the
warehouse was reached at the
Shorter Items of Interest
A move is on foot to' start a wool
scouring plant at Burns.
Madras people have voted in favor of
issuing bonds for a new fj.ooo school
The Agency rlains. Culver and Mad
ras districts are badly in need of rain.
Crops are suffering.
Two crews are In the field making
surveys for the proposed government
reclamation project at Madras.
Hood River is just starting a free li
brary. They must tie slow there. Bend
has had one for lo these many months.
fcK. -tyUSyA Lnrfin)ln" flouring
Mrs. Iimttia n. WlckeflhSm'wi
land has been engaged to, teach in the
training department of the Crook county
high school or the comlug year. Jour
While Bend merchants are longing for
a railroad to the south so as to give them
access to the San Francisco market,
I.aktvleiv people are butldiliR a better
wagon road to Klauiath Palls in order
that they tuay secure connections with
the rortlaud market, which they prefer.
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