... r: l(ltNI) Jin more resources from which to Imlhl n rlly Hutu any oilier town In Central Oregon, Sod NBW sunscRinims WANTHt). Will Vou lie One of Them? vol. vi r MIND, OKKGON, WHDNKSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1909. NO. 21 THE BEND BULLETIN. BATTLE RAGING ON THE DESCHUTES Porter Bros. Clash with Karri man Contractors. WILL NOT LET WAQONS PASS Uuy Ranches Controlling the Road to Twohy Uroi.' Camp and Stop All Travel over It Much Uqulp nient la Uelng Rushed In. The very thing that Bend, am Central Oregon people have longed anil bocil for for years Is now ac tually taking place. Harriman and IX ill (supposedly Hill) arc cnRagcd lu a battle royal in the Deschutes canyon, each struggling to gain an advautacou footing over the oth er In race to tap the rich Central Oregon territory. It is no longer a thing to be guessed about, or doubted, or speculated upon, liven the most pessimistic, the old hard shell doubters, now admit, though reluctantly, that a railroad, and very probably two of them, will en ter Central Oregon by the Dcs chutes canyon route. By nearly everyone In Ilcnd it is believed that both roads will con tinue on across the state and down to San Francisco. The reasous for this belief are commou knowledge and need not be gone over again In The llullctlu. Suffice it to say that this general belief has becu strengthened lately by the sale of large terminal grounds on Oakland harbor, supposedly to Hill agents, Just at the present, however, all eyes ore givcti to watching the struggle in the Deschutes canyon. Twohy Uroi,, the Harriman con tractors, and Porter Bros., presum ably the Hill contractors, nrc em ploying tvtry tactic known to ham per each other, each hoping to gala an advantage over the other. The Itirrlmin forcer, hive been rush Inn In car after car of cuiuttuctlon ma terial by apecisl tralm from Portland, anil one train at least wa glen right of way and a clear track over all limited passenger tralm. Hundreds ol men are being put onto the work at fan I ai they can be lecuret), and trains on the Shan Iko line are crowded with laborers and supplies. In all, Ilarrliiun has shipped In about jo or 60 cars of equipment and supplies during the past week. Porter Ilros, are no less busy and arc likewise rushing in many men and targe amounts of equipment. Most of these are carried over the North llauV road to Grand Dalles and then ferried across the Columbia to The Dalles, from whence they are distributed among I'ortcr Pros,' various camps. The Item of greatest interest during the past week was. the securing by I'or tcr Ilros. of options on three rsnehes which controlled access to a private road dowu Into the canyon and which the llarrimsii forces had built nt a cost of f lo.ooo, lly controlling these ranches, they could prevent Twohy Ilros, from taking supplies and equipment down to their camp on the river where crews are at work on Horse Shoe fiend tunnel, one of the places where the surveys conflict. This is west of Grass Valley. I'ortcr Ilros, locked a gate that lesd onto the ranch, and put a gusrd in charge, This stalled the Twohys for a time, but liar riman's lswyers secured au injunction restraining Porters from hindering pas. ssge of wagons end supplies belonging to the Twohys across this ranch. After se curing the Injunction, Twohy Ilros, at tempted to send some wagons down to their camp, but the Porters assembled 75 Italian laborers at the gate, yho stopped the wagons, unhitched the mules, and then ran the wagons off the place. The sheriff and his deputy were there, but could do nothing against such oddi. Porter Ilros, have thus defied the order of the court, ami Interesting lc vclopmculs tuny follow. Porter Unix. have nl established n ramp nt Horse HImic Ilcnd, nnd lined the Twoliyt' roml owr which to haul down their cjiilpuiciit. rluhcoiilract have lx-cn let by Twohy Ilros for 39 mile tip from the mouth of the river, unci for other mull stretches further up the river, Hteel will be I11I1I juM as rapidly nt the grade (1 gotten ready for It, KOAU TO SODA SPRINGS. Place Will Alahe Meal Summer Resort llcstitlfut Lakes and Streams. The forest service has granted Hunter & Stoats and John Kd wards a crmlt to ojkmi up a wagon road from llcud to Soda Springs, at Sparks lake, about 31 miles west of llcud. The rond is ulrendy open as far as the Splcer ranch on the Tumalo. I'rom there a road will be built to follow along up Tumalo creek, nearly to the springs. It is the intention of the gentle men opening this road to make of Soda Springs a summer rcsoit, as its location nud surroundings are especially beautiful. Sparks lake, the shores of which almost reach the spring, is one of nature's most beautiful wonders crystal clear, cool and deep, surrounded with green meadows and being about 6 utiles long by i wide it is ideal for boating, Surrounding the large lake and at various distances arc numerous small lakes, all fed by the melting snows of the higher mountains. Two large brooks feed Sparks lake, which, curiously enough, has no visible outlet. It is believed the surplus water escapes through some underground passage in the lava bed which touches the lake at the $ south end. The spring itself spurts out of the solid rock, a stream as large around as a quart measure, pure, loamtug soia water. Sodn Springs arc located in the heart of the best hunting and fish ing grounds in the United States and will some day be a great sum mer resort. May Hunt Deer Now. The open season for killing deer begun August ' n,iu will close No vember 1. A few points of the game laws relating to killing deer are as follows: Buck deer Unlawful to kill more than five in one season. Female Deer Unlawful to kill at any time. Unlawful to hunt between one hour after sunset and half au hour before sunrise. No deer meat whatever may be sold. It is unluwful to use dogs or to watch stands or trails. No young deer or spotted fawn may be killed. Rostand News. Hosi,ANl, Aug, 1. liver j one is hay lug on the upper Deschutes, J. N. Mastcn has just finished rebuild ing the furnace under the boiler at the mill. The mill has been laid up the past week for repairs, The report regarding the outing en joyed by Koalaud people two weeks ago was very misleading, owing to the in definite plans at that time. Instead of Odell lake being the destination, Davis lake was the goal sought, and the misery dolled out was Immensely enjoyed by the victims. The camp-mates enjoying same were: Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Ilogue and daughter Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Prank Ilogue and daughter rillllc, Mrs. M. L. Cook, the Misses Corn Cook, Lillian and La Visa Knox and Mess Herb Cook, Win. Dorrcll, Carl Wise and V. G. l'ordlifim. The fish trap seems to be very well patronised these days. There are ol ways several cumpers there and at times they might be classed as n crowd. L. M. Hurt was nt Heud the latter part of the week after a new wagon and a Peerless stump puller, A NICE PROFIT IN STRAWBERRIES I. J. Wilkinson Picks .300 Quarts Prom a Tenth of an Acre, SOLD FOR 25 CENTS A QUART L. I). Wlest Is Harvesting si Heavy Yield of Currants, Averaging Two Gallons to a Uusli Are Heine Sold at SO Ccnta a Gallon. That strawberries can be grown at Bend in a most successful man ner has been amply demonstrated this season by I, J. Wilkinson on his ranch just cast of town. From ouc-tcuth of att acre he picked 300 quarts, and found a ready sale for all he hud at 35 cents a quart. That means a revenue of $75 from the tenth of au acre or at the rate f 575 PC acre a neat little sum. The plants from which this crop was picked" were "Kcllogg's Thor oughbreds," a Wisconsin berry. Another feature In regard to the Bend strawberry crop which places a greater value on it is that the berries ripen and come onto the market after the crop from the early-ripening sections hns come and gone. Thai leaves au open market which will always insure a fair price. Of course, the 35 cents a quart, which Mr. Wilkinson received, was au especially high price, due to the fact that the demand exceeded the supply so greatly. This price naturally will be reduced when there arc more patches in bearing in the llcud country, hut even figuring from the price secured in other sections, Mr. Wilkinson would have received a handsome profit from his berry patch. L. I). Wicst, whose place adjoins the Ilcnd townsltc on the cast, is picking a heavy yield of currants these days. He his kept careful account of this crop, and each bush a Marked Copy" Did ike Trick. wu&f MARKKD COPY" on a newspaper wrapper la auro to make the receiver open nnd rend. Last yoor a southern man bought fifty coplt of hts local paper contain Ing n stiggvatlon for a factory location, marked thorn nnd mailed them to fifty Individuals or concerns that might be Interested. Result: Twolye imuiedtato Inquiries; three propooltlous for the factory site, ono thriving factory located which to day pnyn wages to 175 peruoas llvlnj In Hint town. Yatrh this paper for such opportai nlUcs to DOOM YQUR TOWN. is yielding at the average rate of two gallons to the bush. A little figuring on this basis gives some interesting results. Figuring from the accepted manner of planting currant bushes there would be 1,089 bushes to an acre, with a yield of 3,178 gallons. Mr. Wicst is selling the currants at 50 cents a gallon, which would give a reve nue from one acre of f 1,089. Not very many people would set out currants by the Acre, but it affords interesting figures to show what the returns would be from an acre of currants, producing at a rate equal to that of Mr. Wiest's bushes. A PljNE NEW SCHOOL. Uulldlnc Will De Completed In Time for Fall Term. 1'OWM.l. DtiTTRS, Aug. 1. The Butte Valley school house In district No. 71 is nearly completed. The building is x36xfj with closk room and 6x6 li brary, 30x3a class room, porch and belfry. The outside walls are painted white with silver gray trimming and the roof green. The bouse is to be fur nished with seats, .blackboards, globe, clock, maps, and a flag nnd bell are also on the list. We hope the llultc Valley school is only a type of many to be built In the Itend country soon. otii8 powntr. nuTTRS notes. Terry lams has sold his ranch and will leave for Portland In the near future. Mr. Isms lost a horse last week. The animal got loose in the night and ate too much alfalfa hay. Hveryone is going to raske the water run up hill now, since the ditch has been repaired. A. D. Morrill hss been helping Cliff Hills in haying. Mrs. llarvc Windslow Is quite sick, a doctor from I'rineville having mode two trips. IC Prumler of Michigan Is painting the IJuttc Valley school bouse. Cliff Kill is doing the carpenter work. Hveryone is joyful over the railroad prospects. Those who were wanting to sell out had better look out now. The fine rain that came while the ditch was broken was a boon to the farmers, Can a Horse Reason? Horses may not reason and every thiug they do is said to be done by instinct or something kindred there to, but if so, it is hard sometimes to believe. F. M. Chrismau has an old horse who, about a week ngo, went of his own accord to the blacksmith shop, taking his place where the shoeing is done and held up his foot and whinnied. Mr. Adams, the blacksmith, went to the horse and noticed the shoe needed removing. As soon as the one shoe was removed and his foot put down he raised another foot and that shoe was alsoNemovcd, Then the horse went out of the shop and went to feeding. This week this same animal stepped on a piece of board that had a nail sticking in it, the nail going into his hoof. The old horse hobbled along on thrre legs holding the foot up that had the piece of board with the nail iu his foot and went to the shop, again stopping where the shoeing was doue and whin nied. As soon as Mr. Adams re moved the nail and fixed up his foot the old horse went out and went to feeding. From this, one would suppose a horse bad some reasoning powers. Silver Lake Leader. Strayed. From my premises iu Bend One large red. cow, star in forehead and some white on body; wearing large bell. Right ear cropped and split, half crop in left ear. Suitable re ward will be paid for her recovery or information leading to her re covery. Mrs. W. W. Orcutt, GREAT CHANCES IN CENTRAL OREGON Government Man Finds Many Resources in This Section. SEES A PROSPEROUS FUTURE R. IJ. Post, a Geologist, After Travel ing Over Much of Central Oregon, SaysltWill Become One of the Richest Parts of (he Nation. K. I). Post, a geologist who is stationed in Central Oregon in the employ of the U. S. geological service with headquarters at Prine villc, was in Bend Saturday. My. Post had just returned from Ben ham Falls, where he had established a measuring gauge in the Deschutes river, the D. I. & P. Co. having agreed to see that readings of the gauge are taken regularly. Mr. Post's work is concerned en tirely with the water resources of Central Oregon. He has these measuring stations established on all the principal streams of his ter ritory 40 stations in all. Meas urements of the different streams will be taken for a series of years, and thus the amount of water in each stream, at different periods of the year, may be learned by re ferring to these records. This is of invaluable service to the govern ment or private companies which contemplate building irrigation sys tems. Mr. Post has two gauges on Big River, one on Little river, and one on the main Deschutes above Ben- ham Falls. Last January the gauges showed a flow of 1,700 sec ond feet above Ben bam Palls but only r,40o feet nt Laidlaw, or a loss through seepage and evapor ation of 300 feet. That is an ex cessive loss and Is undoubtedly due to seepage into the lava bed around the edge of which the. river flows a few miles south of Bend. Mr. Post also has evaporation stations established on Christmas and Malheur lake's. At these sta tions, the amount of water lost by evaporation is measured. That Central Oregon is wonder fully rich iu undeveloped resources, and that there arc great opportuni ties here for the young and ener getic man, is Mr. Post's firm con viction. He stated to The Bulletin that, after traveling over this great central part of the state, he was more than surprised by what he found in latent resources and said the people do not reulirc what a rich country they will some day have. Iu the immediate Beud country, he cites irrigation, timber, water power, stock raising and some mining. Extensive manu facturing plants will be located here, due to the cheap power. In other sections of Central Ore gon, Mr. Post has fouud more ex tensive mining prospect.", and in Harney county, south of Burns aud north of Harney and Malheur lakes, Mr. Post says indications point to one of the greatest oil aud gas fields in the country. He has been nil over the California oil fields and he is of the opinion that the indications in Harney county are much more favorable. Drill ing is uow going forward on a few test wells aud Mr. Post feels cer tain a large flow of oil will be found. The coming of a railroad into this section will start the develop ment of these resources and then Central Oregon will become one of the very richest spots in the entire NfSwest, according to Mr, Post. GENERAL NEWS NOTES. It Is reported that the Squaw Creek Irrigation, Company has re ceded from its position and has agreed to allow the individual water users a certificate of water right without having to litigate the mat ter. Laidlaw Chronicle. o At the quarterly conference ,of the Metbodirt church held at this place last Saturday, Andrew Larseti and Harry Card of Madras, and W. F. Sherwood and J. E. Lamb of Redmond, were granted licenses to preach. Madras Pioneer. Mr. and Mrs. Dan R. Smith have become residents of this com munity and have entered Into part nership with Jobs McCorraick in his ranching operations. Laidlaw Chronicle. The four-months-old child of Mrs, Wm. O'Kelley died last Sun day of 'cholera infantum. The funeral occurred Monday. This is the second death iu this home witbiu the past week, the father having died on Wednesday of last week. Prineville Journal. County Clerk Brown began mov ing today into his new quarters in the new court house. The job is a big one. AH the other county officers have moved into the new i building. All the furniture is here except the steel fixtures for the big vault in the county clerk's office. Prineville Journal. o The handsome new building of the Methodist church at this place was dedicated last Sunday morning, the occasion being a memorable one for the members of that denomi nation lu this locality, to whom Sunday's exercises were the calami nation of two years of earnest, dili gent and faithful labor. Madras Pioneer. Reports from the huckleberry field say that the crop is two or three weeks late this season, owing to late raias and cold weather. Campers should govern themselves accordingly, Prineville Journal. A California exchange tells last week of a man who tied his team to a juniper tree under which was a box containing to sticks of dyaa- mtte. When he returned he found that the horses had trampled tte explosive into the ground, but it had not exploded. The Prineville Review says: "A number of people are claBsering for the establishment of a county hos pital, and have asked us to voice their prayer through the columns of the Review. A hotel, it is ar gued, is no place for the sick, who need all possible quiet, as well as medical attendance at their bed sides. There are several eood nurses in this city but they are handicapped by having no suitable building for taking proper care of patieuts from the country. Let us hope the county court will se fit to answer the prayer, , , .i 1 1. If you should subscribe for tbe Bulle tin, ft will become a, welcome visitor at your fireside.