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L HEARTS IN CENTRAL OREGON ARE BEATING JOYFULLY IN ANTICIPATION OF tHE COMING OF THfe LONG-DfeLAYED RAILROAD
THE. BEND BULLETIN.
UNO ha mure resources
500 NKW 8UBSCRIBKRS
Will You Be One ol Them?
from whirl) In build it city
limn itny other town In
I1KND. ORHGON, WI'.DNUSDAY, JULY 21, 1909.
MAY BUILD INTO THE BEND COUNTRY
SLATEST MOVES WOULD
INDICATE SUCH PLANS
Oohn F.Stevens, Hill's Famous Engineer, Takes
Secret Trip Through Central Oregon, Trav
eling Incognito Harriman Sleuths Follow
Him Over Entire Journey.
A lively game of "Pox nml Geese" has Icch played in Ccntrnl Or-
icpiii during the past two weeks, with John v. Mcvcus, one 01 the
jfrcntcM location mid construction engineers lifthc world nnd stipjioscdly
llallliii nmnlnu nf I I Hill, in llin inuiip nml n tmtnlwr lf I Tnrrlituiti
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mill as the fox. The goose nptiurciitly outwitted the fox this time,
jH-twcvcr, took mi extended jaunt throughout Ccntrnl mid Southern Or
jn, and finnlly returned to Portlatiil Irotn whence he enmc. Jim
IK liarriliinu iox is nun inning niuuiui un 111c kwuic trim irymg u
El out where he went and what he did. Dropping the metaphor,
Steven has made a careful trip throughout this part of the Mate, travel-
Hm- under the name of Jan. I'. Sampson, of Chicago, mid Harriman hah
JMMl men Hogging his sicps wiiercvcr 11c wcni, .jarrunmi oiuciais ni
fSrltutid have snared no expense in kccnlm: track of the famous Stevens.
-W It is generally believed that Stevens is in the employ of Hill and
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MM I Mill luteiliis to oiiiiu 11110 v-cmrni urcgou. 1 ins is wont nas surrco
'Wf the Harriman forces so violently, nnd explains why they dogged
Mcvcn's footsteps so persistently. Stevens was in liend on Saturday,
'JiJly 9, leaving the next morning for the north. He registered nt the
ltetcl Bend under the name of Jas. I'. Samusou, of Chicago. He was
(MNWinpanlcd by Dr. J. P. Redely mid J. G. Rogers, who registered from
fijohn 1'. Stevens was at one time chief engineer on the Panama caunl,
tinting the Roosevelt administration, mid is the engineer who, under
iSlI, built the Great Northern through to the coast. Hill considers him
ike iTpatnt location nnd construction ctnilnccr in the world.
Kl'hat the Harriman ollicials place I automobile for Shntiiko. He came
in neon nam 111c souiu, wiiii two
automobiles, mid was accompanied
by Dr. J. P. Redely mid J. G.
Rogers, who registered as from
Mcdford. At Ikiid, Stevens reg
istered under the nlins which he
used nt Portland, tlut of Jas. V.
The entire railroad world, par
ticularly of the Northwest, is ull
agog over just what this visit of
Stevens means. In whot-c employ
is he, why all this secrecy, and
why do the Harrimcn people plncc
so much significance on his cvoiy
move? TI10 very secrecy main
tained by Stevens himself, and his
attempts to evade his pursuers
would indicate that his mission was
Mil i.hkc nrrivru 111 iiciiu, uic
'jnirposc of his vixlt being to fc
3t where Stevens had been
,w4mt he had done. Young
Hftnt Importance on this secret vis
JtTof the famous engineer to this
part of the ftate is evidenced by the1
persistency with which they at
itmitrl in follow lilni. Station
'Xcnt Wilson nt Shauiko, made a
ptict appointment with a Ilend man
wbo came through there a couple
f, week 8 ago, gave him descrlp
TBn of the Stevens party, and usked
tSe Ilcud man to wire him (Wilson)
every evening if anything was seen
ec learned regarding Stevens. I,asl
ljgriday evening, R. W. Young of
'Suit Lake arrived in' Ilcud, the sole
Jhturr'uy evening, going south. He
wws stationed nt Ilend two years
f o as draughtsman for the Horri
mmii surveying crews that were
'working through here nt that time.
SstcvciiH made n very careful trip
Ufcrough the state. He was sup
'fSscd to hnvc come in from The
(OJullcs, mid through Priucville to
Sums, but Information received
tcr would indicate that he came
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e irom vuic hi miih.i. in., w in.
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atie cxicunivc cxuiuiiiiiiiuii ui u;
mounding country, traveling to
c various points by team, nnd
tiding his automobiles here and
tilcrc in the probable uttempt to
tifuse the Harrimnn .sleuths. It
known Unit after making n core-
!fal reconnaissance of the Hums
5guntry, he visited Silver I.nke,
frViisley, I.akeview, Klamath Palis,
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JH" vniii'iis uiuci IUV.IIHIM
gpitthern Oregon, Prom Klamath
falls he ran over to Medford, nnd
oitt Medford back to Heud, via
Stevens Visits Ilend.
I Stevens arrived in Heud on Sat
urday evening, the 9th, nml left
bc next morning In the Wcuaudy
one of great significance. The gen
crul supposition is that Stevens is
In the employ of Hill and that the
Great Northern magnate will soon
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Rnll and Steel Orderi) for llio
C.riieit.1 ManiKrr O'Ufli-u, of llic
1 1 ttrrl tumi llnm, liHuimlcrril lllt'ialli,
lirli.nr alrrl, Mini cllirr ulructural ma
Irtlnl for llir Ijo nillrk of llir l)r
cliulr Itlicr Uallioail Tile lrl ii
now In Mock ami llic mlU for llir
first if llllln of llir mail liae altrmly
Ik-cii dilpiiril from Omaha, ami are
mi llirlr way to OrrKim. No x-cllic
dale fur llic dclivrrjr of llir ttrrl U
rc)fit(l, lull It will movr forward
jiltt n rap'ilty R- mMililr.
Tlir 50 mllra of airrl now nn lt
way to Orremi roiilt rntlrrly of
75xjiinil ralU and amount-, to noily
7400 lout, trlMcrri j,v and 4-j) car
loailt, II It llir atinoiinrrd Intention to It
gilt llir laving of llir ttrrl from llir
mouth of llir Drtclmtrt rirr. Tlir
dalr wlirn tlir firtt rail can In- laid
it, however, illicit tain, at it all dr
prnilt on tlir proj-rrt, madr by the
railing crrwt now In the firlil.
"That I llir onl, practical way of
roIiii: at II." tald Mr. O'llrlen. f'Ve
will work riKht up llir canyon from
the mouth of the river and continue
In handle the material and riiip
incut over the new ronitruction."
MORU CONSTRUCTION CREWS
Hf(y Men, Morses, Hay and drain Ar
rive at Slianlko and Go to Cove.
Last Pridny evening 50 men, one
car of horses, two cars of hay and
one nl grain were hauled into Shau
iko, nnd have been put to work at
railroad building on the Deschutes
at Cove, 35 miles southwest of
Shauiko. loiter a car of construc
tion material was also unloaded at
A depot of supplies ii being es
tablished at Shauiko,. and H. II
Coe, formerly ngent for the We
naudy stage lines, has been put in
charge as commissary. Six and
eight horse teams arc busy each
day hauling supplies and material
to the camp at Cove.
Wilson tiros'. Atlll Uurns.
Wilton Hros. sawmill nt Sisters
burned last Saturday. The fire
started in the engine room while
the men were nt dinner, mid had
gotten under such headway before
dh-covcrcd that nothing could be
done to save the property. The
loss is estimated nt about $7,000.
Or. Sklpwortli Will Preach
Dr. Walter Skipworth, presiding
elder of the M. R. church of this
district, will hold services in Heud
Monday evening. Dr. Skipworth
Is nn exceptionally nble speaker,
and there should be a large at
tendance at the services.
Construction Crews on Ilnllrc Line
within JO Days.
Ornrral Manager J. 1'. O'flrien, up
mi receipt of approval of the le
cliulm lurteya, Mid
"I ran e no rraton why rv
erytliini thould not lie clrarrd
up no that wr can K ahead and
let contract! for llir entire 130
mllr of the mad Intiile of a
month. We want to ;rt fou
nt r union crewa into that terri
tory jutt at toon at we pot-tiMy
It it tald that Mr. O'llrlen wantt to
place crewa at Madrat ami on the U
upper tecllont of the line by Aug
utt I, or thottly thereafter.
Mr. O'llrlen it alMwpintrd nt hav
ing wild that if the Oregon Central
Railroad Company would Kite a writ
ten waiver to the effect that It would
enter no prolett lo the approval of
the Harriman route where it conflicts
with the Oregon Central aurvcyt, the
Harriman company would cover the
entire turvey with ennttruction men.
The Oregon Central turvey It the
one run under the direction of the
I). I. ft. V. Co., wliow; ofljcialt an
nounce 110 protett will be filed.
Par Construction of 25 Miles ol RaH
road North Prom Klamath Palls.
A contract for the construction
of 25 miles of railroad north from
Klamath Palls has been let. This
news was brought to Hcnd Mon
day by Charles Graves of Odell,
who received his information from
one of the construction engineers.
This engineer had stopped at Mr.
Graves' place and told him that the
end of the new construction would
leave the road in u canyon, that it
certainly would not stop there, but
would be pushed 011 to Odell, where
it crosses toe mountains to connect
with the extension from Natron.
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE.
MWs Already Interested
Black Jack Pine.
Hunter & Staats have received a
letter from the Willamette Pulp and
Paper Mills ar Oregon City in
which the writer says he read with
interest the article in the Orcgoniun
to the effect that pulp could lie
made from the black jack pine of
the Hcnd country which "surpasses
in whiteness, ease of manufacture
and probably commercial value,
that of any wood heretofore used
iu the state." The writer asked
for n copy of the report msde bj
the Lebanon mill.
Which shows that it pays to
keep the resources of the Bend
country before the public by means
of the press.
HINTED THAT J. J. HILL WILL INVADE CENTRAL OREGON.
There is only one explanation being put upon the visit into Central Oregon of John P. Stevens,
the ruinous location and construction engineer, nnd that Is that J. J. Hill Is about to begiu construction
of n railroad across the state, branching southward from his North Hunk Road, it' is believed in Port
land that Hill cither has or is nbont to purchase the Oregon Trunk Line, which has a survey up the
Deschutes canyon, from the river's mouth, said to tie superior to the line run by the Harriman people.
In fact, Hill's engineers ran the surveys for the Oregon Trunk Line, and it has long been believed
that the Great Northern magnate was really the moving spirit behind that project. Coupled with these
reports is one lo the effect thnt Hill will also purchase the Pacific & Kastcm, n road running northeast
from Medfotd into a heavily timbered section. It is sld this road would give him rt ctoisiug over the
Cascades ut n lower altitude nnd with lietter grudes than Hu'riman has in his Nntron-Klamath Palls
ctit;ofr. Dr. J. P. Reddy of Medford, owner of the Pacific & Eastern, iiccompanied Stevens on his
trip through these parts, nnd took him over the route of the Pacific & Uastern lo Medford.
If Hill builds into Central Oregon over the Oregon Trunk Line surveys, he would bridge the
Columbia near the mouth of the Deschutes thus connecting with his North Bank Road and build up
the Deschutes canyon. The Oregon Trunk is supposedly controlled by Porter Bros., who have built
railroads for. II ill for years. They have until July a., next Saturday, to enter protest against final up
provol by the government of the 1'outth section of 39 miles of the Harrimun surveys.
The tnlk in Portland railroad circles Is that Hill is about to build 1500 miles of railroad llitotigh
Central Oregon mid jwssibly into Cnlilornia, mid the report conies from one who iiccompanied Stevens
on his recent trip. Indications are that Hill will build up the Deschutes canyon through the Bend
country. Let him come. . '
Hard at work on Lower 40 MHes
of Deschutes Railroad.
Tlir Department of the Interior ha
nnw done all it can In regard to ap
proving the Drtchutes surveys, for
the present, and the only object now
In the way of pulling construction
men along the entire route Is the
time limit of 30 dayt given for pro
tett to the Oregon Central railroad
and the Oregon Trunk Line, whotc
surveys conflict with lhoe of the
In the meantime, men tare being
put In work at rapidly at poaib!e on
the first section of 40 mile. Owing
to the nature of the construction 00
Ihe first 40 miles men can not be put
on the work at rapidly u could be
withnl. The perpendicular charac
ter of the wallt of the Detchiitet can
yon, in which ihe road it to run,
make it difficult to ettabllth mainte
nance camps I toad 1 over which sup
pile may lie carried have to be con
structed in rock work, but these dif
ficulties arc being surmounted as rap
idly as possible. About J50 men are
now at work on the grade of the first
40 miles of the railroad.
OOOD CROP AT TUMALO.
RIGHT OF WAY IS
Government Finally Grants Its
THIRTY DAYS FOR PROTESTS
Crewa WW B Put en at Madras and
Upper Portion of Line aa Soon aa
Possible, by August I or Very
A Pine Yield of llay la Now Uelfiz Cut
In That Locality.
TOUALO, July 18. Haying wilt toon
lie in full swing in this vicinity and men
are scarce on account of so many going
to the wheat field.
t. H. Winter and Cba. Spaugb expect
to begin haying next week and have a
good crop to harvest.
nimer Niswonger of Dend passed
through this place one daylast week
with land seekers. '
Bert I'owell of Bend passed through
I'rank Swisher wa In Tutnalo last
I'riday on business.
Kvcryone In these part I jubilant ov
er the good railroad news, and all ex
press great faith in the building of the
long wanted railroad.
Crop are looking very good In this
locality and a good harvest is expected.
A. C. Lucas and a Mr. Stiles drove nut
from Ilend today on business.
Two more large tundt-of sheep belo'ng
ing to R. R Illnton of Bakeovcn pawd
through here last week and two more
bands are expected through tomorrow.
Several from these parts attended the
race at Bend yesterday, between tbe
Kelley pony of Bend and I'umiy, tbe
Wimer pony of Tumalo, but express
themselves as seeing a ratten race, as tbe
place picked to run wa bum and owing
to that and foul riding, Kcllcy'a pouy
heat. Whipping your opponent's horse
over the head and crowding It oft the
track is a very rotten way to run a fair
rare. And to uv tbe least, it was only
owing to foul rilling that Kelley's horse
beau it was rotten, yes, rotten at iu
best. Hveryone expressed a desire to
see tbe race run again, over a track wide
enough to get away from such tactics. It
would Have been a tllllerent tune.
Funny isn't bkxx ykt.
Inklings from Gist.
Gist, July 19. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Carson started for tbe Valley today, to
take Mrs. Carson's brother, Mr. Morton,
to the railroad where he will depart for
his home in Nebratka.
Sisters, had a fire Saturday. The Wil-
son sawmill burned lo the ground. It
seem that the fire caught fioui a spatk
wheu the crew was atdinuer. The wind
wa blowing very hard at the time, so
fighting the fire was a difficult task. The
lots it estimated between $oco and
fGooo, We understand there was 110 In
surance, Guy McRcynulda and Mr. Slants and
ladies came down from Bend Sunday to
see the ball game at Gist,
Haying is in full blast here.
lobnnie Sdwtirda cut his first crop of
alfalfa on the DeBolt pluco last week,
which turned out fairly well.
The farmer of this neighborhood are
tired ol having kheep men herd their
sheep iu our fence corners when hclug
driven to the reserve. There should be
a herd law pr a three mile Uuilt law,
As anuounccd In The Bulletin
last week, tbe entire survey of the
Harrfraan line into Central Oregon
has been approved by the Interior
Department- Under the law, a
period of 30 days b allowed in
which any persons or companies
claiming prior rights may fte protests-
At the expiration of 30 days,
if no protests have been entered,
approval of the surveys will be
final and complete.
The upper 50 miles of the Harri
man surveys conflict in places with
tbe Central Oregon Railroad Com
pany's tine, which was run under
tbe management of men connected
with the D. I. & P. Co., something over
a year ago. The Central Oregon com
pany will enter no protest This assur
ance was given by P. S. Stanley, vice
president of the D. I. St r. Co. Accord
ing to the Telegram. Mr. Stanley wade
the definite statement that net only
would no protests be made by tbe Inter
ests he represents, but that they would
do everything Ultr possibly could to as
sist In getting the road into the interior
of tbe state.
Work WIN Oo Ahead.
This means tbat just as soon aa Gen
eral Manager J. P. O'llrlen has received
official notification of the approval of the
mips he will Have authority to let
contracts for building this part of the
road. He may do this or be may udder
take to begin construction under ar
rangements simitar to those nnder which
Tvrohy Bros art working on the first
40-mile section. Mr. O'Brien expects
that copies of tbe order of the general
land office commissioner approving the
maps will be received at Portland wtthiit
the next few days When this notice
comes tbe Harriman people and the Dei
chutes Irrigation people will tome to an
underslaudiug regarding the conflicting,
sites without waiting for the 30 days
time limit to elapse in which the latter
may file protests In this way consider
able time may be saved.
Crews at TMs Had by AuttMt t.
The two interests will undoubtedly be
able lo come to an agreement In time so
that crews of men can be sent iu to
Madras and other points along the upper
portion of the Harriman project by Aug
ust 1 or shortly thereafter, as Mr. O'Brien
says he Is extremely anxious to get work
under way at the earliest possible mo
ment. "If the Central Oregon interests ofler
no objection to the approval of our mapa
we will save just tlut much time," said
Mr. O'Brien. "It all depends on them.
We want to get construction crewa Into
that territory just aa soon as we possibly
WW Help RaHread.
"You may make it as strong a you
like that we shall place no obstacles Iu
the way ol the railroad project," said
Mr. Stanley, of the D. I. & P. Company,
when Informed of Mr. O'Brien' state
ment. "Why should we object.' It is
just as much to our Interest to see that
this road is pushed ahead as it Is to any
oiner inicrcsis in iini part 01 tne state.
Not only will we not protest, but we will
go out of our way to hep the Harriman
people get the deck cleared for action.
As evidence of this, we are now specify
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