THE BULLETIN'S SUBSCRIPTION LIST IS CROWING STEADILY FROM DAY TO DAY, AND THE BJtAS6N t6k THIS IS THE MERJT OF TUfe PAPfeR THE BEND BULLETIN. lll(NI) lm more icourcf from which to build n city than any oilier (own In Central ()rrgim. y NBW SUBftCRlBP.RS WANTHD. Will You He One of Them? VOL. VII IIKND, OKUOON, WKDNHSDAY, AUGUST m, 1909. NO. 22 PORTERS WIN FIRST LEGAL BATTLE Injunction In Regnal to Rontl Matter Is Dissolved. BOTH SIDES ARK VI-RV BUSY Much New Hqulpment ami Many Men Are Being Rushed In by Twohy tiro, and the I'orlem-Contract I. ft to Madras. The coutcM between tlic two ri val railroads on the lower Des chutes has been fought with the usual vigor during the past week. Twohy Droit, made n second at tempt to cntl supply wagon across the Ottrtr. ranch, which was being held by a force of I'orlcr Bros.' lauorcrs. just ixiorc the wagons appeared nt the gate and demanded passage, 300 laborer from the Twohy camp were seen approach lug from the river. See ing that they would lc ovcrctjtnc by number, Porter Bros. foreman ordered his men to allow the wakens to pass, and a conflict between the two forces was avoided. The temporary injunction se cured by Harrimau lawyers to re strain I'orter Hros. from interfering with the passage of Twohys' wagon across the Otirtr ranch, was dissolved later by Judge Butler nt Moro. The judge held that the evidence did not show that the Twohy had secured any right to cro.M this ranch, and hence wheu It was bought by the rotters, they had the right to close the road. This decision will give them the right to again close the road against the Twohys, but between the time that the Injunction was issued and when it was dissolved, Twohy Brow, had rushed in a large amount of supplies to their camp at Horse Shoe Bend, enough to last them for many week. Hnrrlmsn's attorneys have now instituted proceedings to condemn a road across the Ourtr. ranch. The Harrimati attorneys also se cured a temporary injunction re straining Porter Bros, from work ing on a stretch seven miles long nt Horse Shoe Bend where the surveys conflict. The Injunction has not been argued yet, and in the meantime, I'orter Bros, have moved their men down stream from Horse Shoe liend onto uncontested territory. No Let-up by Ulther Side. While the legal features are be ing fought out In the courts, hath sides continue to rush in men, horses, equipment and supplies, mill arc establishing new camp as rapidly as preparations can be, com pleted, Porter Hros., since finish ing work on the North Hank road, have had a large outfit Morcd at Vancouver consisting of steam Hhovcls, dump curs, rails, ninnll locomotlvts, etc., etc, etc. These are being shipped as fust as possible to The Dalles and moved Into the Deschutes canyon. It is snld that Porter Hros. have the largest outfit in the Northwest und it Is being assembled on the Deschutes. Al though they now have 1500 horses, they are out scouring the country for more. Much of Porter. Bros, equipment Ih now being 'shipped over The D.illca-Dufur line to Boyd, from which point a short haul tak.f it to the Deschutes. This puts the Porters op about mi equal footing with Twohy Urns,, who arc haul iug their equipment Irom Mom and Slmuiko. The Porters nre making a few shipments over the Shaniko line. Contract l.ct to Madras. Twohy Ilros. have let sub-contracts for a distance of 102 in licit with (lie exception of 40 miles which they themselves will handle. Thfttc 40 miles comprise two Im portant points where the surveys conflict, at Horse Shoe Ilend and at Cove. This will place crews (.long the entire line from the mouth of the tlvcr to Madras, and subcontractors arc preparing to bid on work this side of Madras. Twohy Ilros. now have between 1,000 nnd 1,200 men at work, and new men are being taken to the camps every day. i'orter Hros. nave not quite so large n force on the job, but they Mate they will have from 1,000 to 2,000 men on as soon as their canit arc established. Iloth the Partem ami Twohys are sweeping the cities for every man they can secure. Twohy Bros, have notified ranch ers north of Madras to vacate their cabins as they expect to begin blasting soon, and the Porters have also announced that they will es tablish a camp on the upper Wit low Creek gorge, near Madras, in the immediate future. ANOTIIBR VURSION. tlelleve I'orter Dros. Wilt Build to lUstern Border el the State. J. D. Iloucytnnn of Dcnd has had some correspondence with Portland parties relative to railroad matters, and recently received (he letter ap cnded below. The letter was written by n very prominent busi ness man of Portland, who is en gaged in an extensive wholesale business. The letter, in part, fol lows; Portland, Or., Aug. 7, 1719. J. I). Honryman, Ilend, Or. Dear Mr. Him- cvmau. 1 nave reaii jour letter very carefully, ami, while no one can give ad vice on matter of thii kind tlut It abv lulely uie to come true, yet 1 have re cently had an opportunity to look Into then matters to the eitent that I feet sure Central Oregon will soon have rail- road relief. I know It U the intention ol Harriman In build a Hue In the Ilend country and down toward Klamath I'alW to connect with and form a "V" con nection that It coming In to Natron to make a more direct Southern Pacific mute, at Icm ocrnt!ng ex peine, tram Portland to Suit I'rancisco. Thl Cen tral Oregon route down the Dcschutc to your country I sure to go. When the Porter Ilros, alto recently entered the field, there mi aome (pecu lation at to whether or not tlui move o( Ihriia wan a 1111(1. I have been looking Into the operation ot the Porter tlrot. considerably, and am now firmly con vinced that there are Rolng to be two line built Into Central Oregon, and that back n( I'ortrr lro. Uoue of the great rt railroad organization in the United Slates, who are not,golng to end their operations by building a 150 mile road, hut nre going oq until they have a direct Itaitcrn connection through Central Or egon to it eattcru border, down the Deschutes to the Columbia, and down the Columbia, paralleling the 0. R& N, to Portland, Now, a I have anlit Ix-fore, thl con rhitton may not be correct, but if it isn't correct, it Is a mighty good gur, and one that I feel xllivc will come true. Hthiigocsou a I have Indicated, your tlmlicr in Hatteru Oregon will lie worth much more than f 1.00 per M, and I would Advise you not to sell at the prices now being offered. Yours very truly, Wniilftti'i it lw n unrul Idnn in make your next purchase at n store Hint iiivueu you o comer CROPS ARE QUITE SATISFACTORY (iood Yield llcing Harvested in (irasscfi and drains. CLOVER MAKES RNBSIIOWINO Mammoth Red Variety (trow Five Feet Seven Incite Tall and Cut Over Two Ton to the Acre Tor the llrst Cutting. The yield of grain and grasses will be very satisfactory in the Ilend country this scaMiu. In fact, the crop N turning out to be one of the Ic5t yet harvested since irri gation Minted in this vicinity. The Htillctlu it n Kiinl to inquire' in immediate has make regard to the condition of crops over the en tire segregation, and farmers have reported unanimously that the yield in general will be very good. Samples nre now beginning to be brought in by some of the fanners, nnd these more than fulfill all that has Icch reported concerning the crop. The lcst set of samples yet exhibited were brought in Satur day by Simmons Ilros. from their fine ranch near Laidlaw, lying be tween Ilend and Laid law. They had samples of red clover, timothy and two varieties of wheat. The clover attracted most attention, and was certainly a handsome specimen of the Mammoth Red variety. It measured 5 feet 7 inches in height, and the stalks were soft and ten der, with a heavy growth of leaves. P. W. Simmons has 58 acres of this clover that will cut better than two tons to the acre, the entire field being covered with an even growth. This will be the first cut ting from the field, it having been seeded last year. It will produce a second cutting this season. Some might suppose that with such long clover, it might be badly lodged, but such is not the case as it stands about ; feet high in the field. This clover has attracted much at tention and many people have called at the ranch to .sec it. It shows what can be done with this soil by one who understands Irri gation. The timothy that was exhibited measured 4 feet 9 inches, and bad long heavy . heads. The wheat was the blucstcm nnd golden chaff varieties, and measured 4 feet 6 inches, The heads were from four to five inches long and well filled with grain. One field of wheat in the Powell Unites section the owners name we were not able to . learn -bas been cut with a binder aud shocked, and it is reported that the shocks stand so thick 011 the ground that it is difficult to drive over the field. One estimate places the yield from this field at 60 bushels an acre. It was grown 011 irrigated laud. Other fields in that section have produced practically as good a stand, the wheat in most instances standing as high as a man's arm pits, with long bends filled with plump kernels of grain. As threshing commences, The Uulletln will endeavor to live the yield from different fields, aud in order to help us in this we would ask that the farmers and thresh ing machine men mull us accounts of the yield per acre of their vnr ions grain crops, ' T TZTL -. '! ' ''J31 .1 ill 11 Remember the band concert' Fri day evening. Rosland New. Hosi.Avi), Aug. 7. Church services were held In Kodnd Jat Sunday at II a, m. nod nlo at a p. m. Next Sunday nervier will he held nt the Mwralll cliool limine nt 1 1 a. m, and a p, tn. The Kev, Wilton, who ha lcen In Koiland for the twit couple of week, i folding the M-rvice which, m far, have been well attended. C. It. CImikm in preparing to leave the country for California. During the pant week he hat Iwen selling what tioiitehold effect he did not e-are to'lake with him. Ml Cora Cook returned lat Tuesday with the MLm-i Lillian nnd UVIm Knox. They were returning to their hnmrttrad after a abort vllt with Mi Cora. The girl returned to Kotland today, Mr. Oro T, Sly, with her children Dor and De II rt, called on Mr. C, It. Clausen I'rlday. H. C, Kourk returned from Odell lake with Mil Rourk and daughter (lad)-, I'rlday. Mr. Kourk and Oladya lime been up to the lake for the pait Ino or three week. The Kosland tawmill watarted again lt Thtiriular. During the time the mill ha been hut down, the mill peo ple have rebuilt the furnace and over hauled the plant. Order for lumber are criming In rapidly, and it i expected the mill will have all It can handle op to the lime winter ett in. U. M, hurt returned from Ilend hut Tuesday. Mr. J. N. Mailen, Mr. Nettle Sehultr and Mita Laurel Schulu will go to Ilend on Monday. Mfa Laurel will CO on to Prlnevllle and take the teach er' cinmlnatiou. The government hat placed an order for lumber at the sawmill for the erec tion of a targe barn at the ranger' sta tiou Iwlow Itontaud. Pleasant Ridge Items. TLKASANT RlDrtK, Aug. 10. Crop are rather on the bum of late, owing to the deficiency of water for a time cauncd by the dettruction of the flume. Tlieamouiit taken in at the ice cream aocial wa 8.50, to apply on tfie organ fund. Chritt Kamuuen ha returned to hU old position of carrying letter for Uncle Sam in Denver. Ralph Cake of Portland was vititlng hi cousin, Mr. R. K. Sherwood, last week. Kverybody eems to have gone camp ing of late. The harvettiue will le prolonged until about the latter part of September. Mr. Myer ha left for Walla Walla, Wath., where he will operate I1I1 fath er' ttirchlng outfit. Do You Want to Help Boom This Town? CONSTRUCTED UPATBONflSS If you do, you'll aUt the editor la advertising tUa place. If you do, you'll patronize home Industrie-, Including the printer. If you do, you'll subscribe for this pa per regularly and advertise In It Itut If you don't, you'll ner at our effort for town Improvement. If you don't, you'll order your Job printing from oma outsider. If you don't, you'll borrow your neigh bor's copy of the paper to read. DO YOU OU DON'T T0U1 1 Vim ' iTJffKii 1 TiiM " GOVERNMENT ASKS SILLY QUESTIONS Propounded to Homesteaders in Pinal Proof. AtiNirrnsT details required Complaint I Made That UseleM Ouerle Are Asked, WWch Result In Perjury by the Claimant and III Witnesses. The department of the interior has just issued n new form of ques tions to be used in making final homestead proof. Some of the quest'ons propounded would be very difficult to answer, and in fact not one homesteader out of a hundred could answer them truth fully. The following is one of the questions asked the claimant: "If there has been absence give the dates covered by each absence; nnd as to each absence state wheth er you, your family, or both, were thus absent and the reason for each such absence?" It seems a little unnecessary to require a person to state just why they were absent on each occasion. It would be difficult enough for the average man to give the dates of each absence, especially If he had lived on the place for five years. Another statement required of the cntryman is to state the num ber of "acres cultivable," "acres timbered," and "feet of timber" on each subdivision. To answer that question correctly would require the services of a surveyor prior to making proof, and It would ilso be necessary to get a cruiser to esti mate the timber on each forty If there was any on ones homestead. I'ew homt3teadcrs could tell the amount of timber, in feet, on their homesteads. The witucsscs are also asked to answer some rather impossible questions, as for example: "Have claimant and family ever been absent from the homestead since thus cstablishinc residence thereon? If there have btu any such absences, give the dates cov ered by such absences, stating who was absent and for what reason." flow can a witness know the reason that called an cntryman, or any of his family, away from the homestead? As was said by one man, no otic would know these things unless he had been a regular "buttlnskec," paying more atten tion to his neighbor's affairs than to his own. Again, the witness is asked: "How many times each year have you seen this laud, and the claimant aud his family residing thereon; and what other personal knowledge have you upon which your answers nre based?" How would a man tell the ex act number of times he had seen a place perhaps when he had driven by it every week or two. One witness replied, wheu asked bow many times he had seen the clujin utit residing on the land, "Oh, from 500 to 5,ooq times; every time I looked out of my kitchen window." The witnesses are also required to tell how many feet of timber is on a place, which, as everyone is aware, not one witness out of n thousand" 'could auWer correctly. I uue- trouuie is tuoe questions arc silly and it is, really impossible to answer them with any degree of accuracy. This makes it very difficult for an cntryman to secure competent witnesses. And the whole affair really results in what b practically perjury as far as these questions are concerned. KLAMATH CONTRACT LET. Orkkson & Peterson WW BitMd Forty MHe of RaHruad. Official notification bas been giv en that the buildinp of 40 miles of the extension northward from Klamath Falls has been let to Hrickson & PcttcrsorJ. The Utah Construction Company of Salt I,akc bas been awarded the contract for btiilding 25 miles southeast from Natron on the Natrou-Klamath road, aud art preparing to put oq a large crew- The 40-milc contract will com plete the road to the Klamath In dian reservation. RedRMftd Notes. (Too ble for Utt wnk.) Redmond wore quite a holiday air on Jait Tuesday, when everybody came to town to attend the meeting at the cboo! houe and to hear Attorney-General Crawford' explanation and view in re gard to Carry Act contracts. M. A. Tripp was (elected to attend a meeting of the detert Und board to reprekent tbc ttler' side, when the board take up tbe interpretation of disputed point. The incoming malls these days are filled with letter of inepjiry from pros pective settler and the question asked in some of the,!ctters would make good readjeg in Pack. The tremble I that very few people, writing to entire (trangen, Uke tbe trouble to enclose stamp for reply. Soeae ef bur settlers have received as manr a 10 letter of thl nature in a lingle tsail, All letter of inquiry without stamp for reply, gen erally find their way to real estate bkh or the waste paper basket More than double the quantity of hay I being -put up this seaaoq than ever be fore on tbU segregation, and tbe good part of it is that price will be higher tban even before, thank to railroad building up tbe Deschutes. II. F. Jonks. ' Tumate Hem. Tumalo. Auk- 7. Prank Swisher and mother passed throuch here yesterday. returning from a Sunday's drive. Herman. SpooJcft for the Valley one lv last week to be cone a couole of weeks. I'eople In these parts are Imsy hayicg , and a very good yield is reported, better than was expected. m A crowd of young people from Tumslo enjoyed picnic on.the, Deschutes rhcr lat,t Sunday, The whistle of the train is being lis tened for every dy now. Obituary. Mrs. Paaay C, Bayer; mother of Mrs. Ernest Griffin of Bend, died at the home of her daughter last Friday, aged 67 years, 1 month aud 37 days. The deceased had been in poor health for some time and her death was not unexpected. Fuuer'al services were.held at the home Saturday afternoon, Rev, Lowther officiating. Mrs. Griffin left that evening with the remains for the old home at Wadena, Minn,, where interment will be made. Fanny C. Drake was born on June 8, 1843, at Silver Lake, Iud. She was married to Benjamin K. Boyer at Warsaw, lad., on June 15. IS65- Five chitdreu were born to them, two of whom died in In facy. Her husbaud died on Octo ber 17, 1994. Tbc deceased Is sur vived by three children, Mrs, Flor ence E. Charmley of Staples, Miou., Mrs. Luella S. Griffin of Bend, Or., aud a sou, U. G. Boyer of Salem, Or. Mrs. Boyer had been a member of the M. K. church smcc eaj-ly in life,, ' Wautcd Position ou ranch for lVew,(titeil,'by"rliahle takn with, small family. Please yi;te B. RagaB, "Lake view.