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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (July 21, 1909)
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MAY BUILD TO UGND COUNTRY
(Continued from page 1.)
begin the construction of a railroad
into Central Orcgou. Al Portland
Kngincer Ucthel vvns called into
conference with Stevens. Bethel
was one of Hill's engineer on the
North Bank road, mid also hnd
general charge of the running of
tLc Oregon Trunk Line surveys up
the Deschutes canyon into Central
Stevens has likewise been play
ing hide and seek with the Hniri
ni nn sleuths in Portland. The
Telegram tells about it as follows:
James J. Hill has sent the man
he regards as the greatest location
and construction engineer in the
would into Oregon to look the long
neglected territory over witn a
view, beyond any doubt, of decid
ing upon the feasibility of throw
ing railroad lines through the rich
and undeveloped empire. This
man is John F Stevens, who only
recently resigned from the vice
presidency of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford to become Hill's
confidential representative on the
Pacific coast Stevens is also the
man who won international renown
for the splendid record he made as
chief engineer of the Panama caual
and the Isthmian railroad.
Here Under Assumed Name.
Stevens retired from the vice
presidency of the New Haven
about two months ago, and he
must have closed up his business
afT.urs at once, for Mr. Stevens has
been living at the Cornelius hotel
for about five weeks under the
name of James F. Sjmpon, Mil
waukee It will be noticed that he
chanced both his first and last
names, but did not twist his initials.
With Stevens all this time has been
a man from the Hast -who regis
ters as E. P. Shannon, also of Mil
waukee. . His identity has not
been discovered, although he is
supposed to be a construction offi
cial from the Hill engineering
That Hill has had longing eyes
directed toward Oregon for years
no one any longer doubts, in spite
of his oft-repeated protestations
that he bad no idea of invading
that country. At the same time,
John F Stevens returned to Port
laud Sunday from a ten days'
automobile tour through Central,
Southern and Southeastern Oregon.
He went alone save for Shannon
and bad a reserve automobile with
him in case of accident to the first
one. That his movements might
be shrouded in still deeper mys
tery be did not hire livery auto
mobiles, but took two private cars
furnished by Samuel Hill, son-in-law
of J.J. Hill.
On the tour through Oregon,
Stevens visited, after leaving Shan
iko, Madras, O'Neil, Bend, Princ
ville, OJell, Klamath Falls, Lake
view, Burns and Vale, showing
that he made a comprehensive
sweep of the entire region through
which railroadsmight be construct
ted on any kind of practicable ba
sis. He took in all the possible
routes that presented no insuperable
engineering difficulties and would
tap all the important grain, timber,
agriculture, livestock and other
As James F. Sampson, this en
tire journey was covered; scores of
people were interviewed at differ
ent points,, and even several irri
gation, water right and laud pro
moters enjoyed Mr. Stevens' hos
pitality aboard his motor car and
noue of them, save one, suspected
for a moment who the distinguished
railroad builder and engineering
expert was. This one man wasn't
oure about it, but had his sus
picions, and when a Telegram re
porter showed him a photograph of
John P. Stevens, the cat was out
of the bag.
Picking up a thread here and
there, Stevens was hunted from one
hotel to another until the myster
ious Mr. Sampson was located at
the Cornelius. Here, too, when
the clerks were asked if John F.
Stevens of New Haven, was at the
hotel, they said no.
They were shown Stevens' pic
ture, and both agreed that it was
the man registered as Sampson,
though they were not informed
that the picture was that of Hill's
new confidential man. The only
information to be had about Samp
son and Shannon's latest move
incut, was that they had left Port
land lor tnc litut on a morning
tVain alter living at the hotel for a
number of weeks.
tlarrlman Dog tits Tracks.
For a considerable part of the
time that Stevens vas in the in
terior of the Mate he was dogged
by Harriman agents with an O R
& N. automobile. This was princi
pally true for the several days that
were spent in the territory which is
embraced in the Deschutes River
Railroad project. These spotters
scarcely let Stevens get out of
sight so long as he was anywhere
near the extensive halidom which
Harriman has so successfully kept
bottled up for all these years.
Stevens not only inspected the
topography of the country through
wnicu lie passed witn great care,
but he directed many of his in
quiries at various points where
'stops were made to matters per
taining to water rights, power sites,
reclamation ptojects and kindred
subjects, all of which have direct
bearing on railroad development or
are closely inter-related with such
enterprises. Much of this recon
naissance work took place right
under the Harriman nose, and this
srobably accounts for the fact that
the "little wizard of Wall street"
kept Stevens' trail hot so long a
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THE ONLY DIRECT STAGE
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Stages pass through Madras, Culver, Redmond, Laidlaw, to Bend
and thence to any point in Central Oregon, Stages connect at
Redmond with Sisters .line. For further information call on or
address J. PRUYNE, local agent, Shaniko, Oregon, or
BEND-SHANIKO LIVERY & STAGE CO.,
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When Yon Need
Modern, Neat and Serviceable
he was in eye-shot range. At the
same time, Stevens did not confine
himself to the immediate prospects
of this small portion of undeveloped
Oregon, but his observations gave
him a fairly good closerangc view
of the entire cmpltt almost as big
ns nil New England now entirely
innocent of railroads.
Stevens mude n number o( pule
trips out of Portland, besides the
mure extensive one through Cen
tral OrcgotOvhich was, as stated,
the most comprehensive and ex
haustive. But in each instance he
chose tin itinerary which would in
dicate his deep interest iu what
Harriman is nr is not doing tu
other parts of the state. He made
a trip to Tillamook. He went over
the Corvallis & Eastern, and is
supposed to have visited the Coos
Bay country, although more of his
attention was directed to the'uppcr
coast region of Oregon.
Confers With Officials.
During his stay in Portland, Mr.
Stevens was in frequent conference
with Samuel Hill and with other
prominent Portlanders closely iden
tified with the Hill interests. One
of the Twohys, who built the North
Bank and who is now engaged in
construction work on the Harri
man road up the Deschutes, ac
companied the celebrated engineer
over part of the trip into the in
terior, and Chief Engineer Bethel,
in charge of Oregon Trunk location
work, was also railed into confer
ence with Stevens and Shannon.
But you can't get a word out of
any of these people. Some of them
admit they know a man named
Sampson, but they never heard of
The future of the Oregon em
pire as a prospective battleground
between Hill and Haniman looks
brighter as a result of Stevens'
visit. And the fate of the vast and
DUG G IKS
runs daily between
Madras and Bend.
dormant region will depend in
huge measure ukui the nature of
John V, Stevens' report to James J,
Hill, wham he served so faithfully
mid with such brilliancy in the ex
tension of the Great Northern to
the coast that Hill remarked, "His
work is one of the most tematkuble
achievements iu American railroad
ing, the acme of engiiieeiing pluck
RIGHT OF WAY API'KOVUD.
(Continurd from page l.)
iiiK hi our contracts with cltlers tlut
they mint not charge moic than the pur
chase price for any riKht-of-way land
tlinl the railroad may tcipiire to rxtrml
the line up the Deschutes. We uic
nulling our own project with all the
apeed we can, and are irmlinu over
fliMvoa month In development wotk,
and will Increase thU an the railioud U
being couitructrd. Our reclamation
work which N U'ltii done in the llcnd
territory include over 400 mile of main
canals and lateral, and we hac te
claimed alwut U5,(to acre of our jyv
ixacre MitrtKallon. Thl alone slums
that we ennuot nllord to aland in the
way of the new railroad."
Largest l'ro)ect In Country.
The Deschutes Initiation & l'owcr
Company ha the large! imijcct of II
kind in the country, and with Ihl con
cern announcing It intention 10 put
nothing Iu the way of the liultdlug of
the railroad it I not ennrcled that any
ol the nuincroii imallcr interests with
holding in that territory will interpose
any icriou nlntaclc.
Thl make the outlook for Irantpor
tatlon facilities into Central Oregon
much brighter than it ha ever tn I
fore, anil marks distinct progress Iu the
plan to invade the great undeveloped
Uospcl Meetings at Laidlaw.
State Evangelist Samuel Gregg
or Portland is conducting revival
services at Laidlaw, with some in
dications of success from the begin
ning. Mr. Gregg represents the
Church of Christ (Disciples) and is
expecting to organize a congrega
tion and locate a good preacher be
fore he leaves.
Mr. Gregg has been an evange
list for many years and his work is
remarkable for its stability, void 01
all clap-trap methods. As a speak
er he ts positive and forceful; he is
a man with manly bearings, in
dead earnest, and bent on a great
mission. As a strong friend has
said: "He touches the mainspring
of life iu the throbbing, longing
heart of man, with cheerful words
that come like radiant visitors of
hope, thrilling and inspiring men
and women to do right because it
ts right and makes for true no
bility." An all day service will be held
next Sunday, with a basket dinner
at noon. The citizens of Bend and
vicinity are cordially invited to any
and all these services.
One team young marcs, weight
about 3600; good set of harness;
brand new Shuttlcr wagon com
plete: $475 for the outfit. jlf
Ruiikkt.1 Bkoh., Sisters, Or.
Six-gallon barrel churn, good jis
new. Address Box 30, Bend, or
call at Bulletin office. i2tf
When In Bend
Orders Served In
$4.50 Per Cord, Delivered.
$3.50 Per Cord, Delivered.
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So Cooling, so Refreshing
there's nothing ijtillc m satisfy
ing ON A HOT DAY as n
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mutt I nurd I" le appreciated
No danger, no snot Jut the
thing for hot weather
$6 to $15
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curing the oenJ and Injuries el
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alt ittUit to refund the purcnut peke.
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Till! HII. I.
HARRY II ILL, Proprietor
I' I'M, LINK Ol'
Beef, Pork, Veal and
All my meat are storrd In a
large Ice Uix just Installed and
are always in the tw.t of condition.
I solicit your ptmnt;r.
C. M. Triplet
Clean, Modern Service
No Long Walts
Harness and Saddlery
Trunks and Vnllscs
I'rom our place May i, n hay
mare branded is on left Hhottlder.
Anyone seeing Hnme notify
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jjfUI '& fffcl1--
$30 and $40
Clay two or four minute ire
ord I.AROIt STOCK Ol'
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ranches In Crook rounty.
Iwttut nalrr rights under the DrKhuIrt
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omac OVItK HANK
Mil Wiibt (Telephone Connection
OAV TMLltl'IIONK NO. a I
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Physician and Surgeon
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
OFFICII IN IUNK liDIMIINO,
DR. I. I,. SCOlUiaD,
Ol'I'ICIt IN JOIINBON milLMNO
Bend, . . Oregon.
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