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THE MORE VIGOROUS THE FIGHT IN THE CANYON OF THE DESCHUTES, THE MORE DOES IT PLEASE THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL OREGON
THE BEND BULLETIN.
sw nijw sunscuinERS
Will You lie One of Them?
BUND, OKKOON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST iH, 1909.
J. J. HILL IS BACKING THE OREGON TRUNK LINE
lll(NI) hat mure resource
ftiini which lo build it illy
than any other town In
Ccn Iriil Orriton,
JOHN F. STEVENS MAKES PUBLIC
ANNOUNCEMENT TO THAT EFFECT
Stevens Claims to Have Bought a Controlling
Interest in the Road, and Says Jas. J. Hill
Is Backing the Project Financially Vigor
ous Fight Is Assured.
The curtain of mystery Hint lift concealed the Identity of the forced
Iwhltid Porter Bros, in their fight iiIoiik the lower Deschutes, has ikcii
liftcil and John 1'. Steven conic fniwnnl with the announcement that
J. J. Hilt Is personally hack of the building of the Oregon Trunk Line.
Thin only verifies what has heen commonly believed. Last Sunday, in
Portland, Mr. Stevens Mid:
"On lctng nuked Kcvcral day ago if I had any. interest in the Ore
gon Trunk, or if I represented any rallrouds that were interested, I said
no, and the latter statement still hold good. Since then, however I
have acquired a controlling intercut in the project, have all necessary
financial arrangements coiupictetl, and the roud will lc built an fast as it
can be reasonably done with men anr money. The matter is personal
one, and I have no objection to saying that J. J. 1 1 ill. as an individual,
in financially interested to any extent necessary to carry the road
through to successful completion."
Continuing, Mr. Stevens said: "Plan
InilrUll are not (ully develocd, bill
will liecume apurenl from lime to time,
conditions may ' " require. II
may csald, however, that the Oregon
Trunk proposes to provide as quickly as
practicable northern outlet fur Cen
tral Oregon, regardless of the designs of
ny other transportation coniiiy."
Having uuile IhU announcement, the
Orcgonlau says, Mr, rUeeu refused lo
budge an inch. explaining thai he wat
not In a position to disclose futlher in
formation as lo Ihe plans of himself anil
hit associates. KITurta lo nuke hi ill Ulk
further were unavailing.
"la It your Intention to aecure coif
nerllom for your road with lrtlmlf"
W4t asked. ,
"lam not -prepared to discus thai
mailer." came Ihe amwer.
"Will you bridge (he Columbia?" was
the neat micsllon.
"I have mM all I ran mv In the state,
metil I have jut made," the re
ouse. Central Omioh Present Ooal.
"lo you eajiect to build eventually
Into CallfornUr' w Ihe third Inlerro
cation. To this Mr, Steven responded
with one of hi characterise mlle and
dismissed the Inquiry by saying "Cen
Iral Orcgou l our preaenl objective
Till auiHmncemenl U lielleved lo
make certain the common turmlut that
Hill will build through Central On-goti
to Ukevlew anil down Pitt river lo San
1'raucUco. Till situation hat ten fill
ly act forth In The llulletlu horn lime to
lime ami wll not M tcpeatrd now.
ROADS WILL PUSH FUUWAKD
Their Obwt Is to Tap Central Oregon
O. I. I'utnsiii, who lut tcen In the
Deschutes canyon for the pail leu day
at a representative of the Oregonlan, has
much to say of Interest concerning his
"Now (hat we know Hill is behind
Ihe Porlera," said Mr. I'uluam in a Hub
letin interview, at least one road seems
a certainty. Personally, I believe there
will be two, for the amount of work now
In progress in the canyon and at supply
points almost precludes the possibility
ol bluffing. , ..
"The Dalles Is the central operating
point for the I'orlrrs, whence they
height the supplies brought In on the
North hank road lo lliclr camps on the
Deschutes. Already Ihey have over 60
(nur-hoie leaim. engaged In this work,
mid approximately Jo camps, employ,
iuu eight or nine hundred men. The
Twohya operate chiefly from Orass Val
ly, having there rented olllces, a" bos
pltal building, warehouses, etc. for one
year, lids pretty nearly Indicating Ihe
iieruiaiieucy of Ihelr work,
"There la, I suppose" continued Mr.
Putnam, who has traveled 011 foot
through two thirds of theciiuyou, "some
three or fo.ur mlleaof grading practically
cnmpleled, this being scattered along at
various points. Hut Just at present work
u Im-Iuii chiefly conceutriiled on Ihe
building of wagou roads, which are es
sential for tlio establishment of new
cumps ami the ready uiuiuteiiauce of the
old. This feature of Ihe work is emi
nently satisfactory, from our tandjlut,
as Indlcstlut! that the constructionist
After calling attention In the fact that
the Harriman subcontractors and en
Kiuccrt have just conimcucrtl operations
on this end of the Hue, near Mailras,
Mr. I'utnam went on In say "Of course
I was particularly Interested in Ihe fate
of the Item! country whether the mails
would continue lieyond Ihe points now
designated as terminal poind. Although
Ihe heads of both sides amid of course
say little almut Ibis at present, It Is
pretty clearly Intimated, In facl, practi
cally acknowledged, that no railroad
would stop short of the Umber 11 1.
John I). I'orler etprclalli- dwelt uiairi
the vast uimrlance of lumber freightage
to k dcvelued. 'I'lxr hundred cars a
day for 50 years,' was what lie estimated,
"There Is every reason to llleve that
the roads must and will touch Ihe mill
ing points on the Deschutes, and al! In
touch with Ihe work declare California
is the objective (mint, t'nlcss the courts
Interfere, the Deschutes canyon will see
the greatest railroad war In Northwest
White In Portland Mr. Putnam Inter
viewed the commercial club' publicity
man, obtaining Information In recant lo
town advertising in Oregon. "There is
no section in the Northwest," Mid he,
"an much in the puhtic eye. these days,
as the Deschutes country. It Is aston
ishing how much It Is being discussed,
and distressing how little Is understood
of its vast possibilities. Indeed, all with
whom I talked declared thai Item! was
missing golden opportunities these
'rallroady' davt In not crying her ware
Ko.il.ANti, Aug. 14. The Misses IJI
Han and taViia Knox went up lo their
homestead Thursday, after a short visit
wllb Mis Cora Cook and Ihe Vande
verts. Mr. J. N. Masteti and Mrs. Nettle
SchulU returned from llcud Wednesday
I'.dwiu Sather returned to He ml
Thursday, after scmliug'ten days with
I,. M. Hurt.
Oco, Nolan has been spending several
days with C. K. Clausen.
Mr. Cha. Graves la slaying with
Mrs. Nolan al Koslaud,
Mr. Petit returned from the Valley
Geo, llogue and Carl Wise was up Ihe
Clint Vandevert hauled a load of
shake for the He v. Mitchell lust Tuea
.day. Kvrryoue I busy haying these day.
Mr. Cook was up the river today
visiting Mr. C, K. Clausen.
AH bill owed Ihe Hcutl Drug Com
pany should he miIi1 to 1', O. Minor, It
la requested that payment be mude as
soon at iossible.
llllNI) llHUIl COMPANV.
The Ilullctiu only f 1.50 Year,
NO HLOCKINO TACTICS.
V. W. Ilrown Uefuscs to Aid Harri
man In Ills kallroad Tight.
W. W. Ilrown, who owns a ranch al
Willow creek where il flows Into the
Deschutes, is the right sort of a man to
have in a country. He had previously
wild right of way across his ranch to the
Harriman rople for their Derchutrs
toad. Ifciwn next lo Ihe Dechutca there
was thtec-lentbs of an acre lying In such
a iMmitinu between the Harriman rich!
of way and the river, that If it could I
wen red by Harriman it would hlock
I'orler Urn, in their railrotd Imitdlng.
Harrlman'a agent offered Ilrown
f j.ood for this three-tenth of an acre,
but Mr. Ilrown refused to sell. He said
that he wauled lo see both railroads
built Into Central Oregon and he would
Im- a arly lo no blocking tacllc. Mr
Ilrown stood firm and would not sell,
baler Porter Hro ajjenl asked for right
of way an I Mr. Ilrown sold him Ihe
three-tenths of an acre and right of way
across hi entire ranch for tyom.
Which coca In show that Ihe people of
Central Oregon Intend lo play fair with
A STOP FORWARD.
The first National Hank of Bend Is
Designated a County Depository.
The First National Dank of Bend
received, the first of the week, a
deposit of comity moneys from
County Treasurer W. P. King, nud
Mr. King announced that hereafter
a part of the county funds will be
deposited in the Ik ml bank, mak
ing it a county depository.
This is quite an acquisition for
the local bank and shows that the
county officials have confidence in
the institution. The Fitt Nation
al is proving of true worth to the
people of this community, and this
is but another proof of the advanced
jKwition the bank intends to take
In its line of business.
II, S, Cook of Portland, who it heavily
Interested in Crook county property
among which Is the Itcdmoml townsite,
came in on Thursday for a few day vis
It. This is Mr. Cook's first visit in three
years and he woa agreeably surprised al
the development on the irrigated lands.
He predicts a bright future for Kel
tiiotul. The railroad buildlnc and the public
ily given by reason of the numerous in
junctions lietwreu t!ielechulc railroad
and (hand Trunk J. hie for strategic
points In the Deschutes canyon, has
been Ihe best advertising Central Ore
gon has ever received, as evidenced by
the daily increase in investor now flock,
in lo this land of promise Among the
new comer during the pail week were.
Cha. Hdwards, Kobt. I'iKsimon, M t.
Mating. C. W KmUwIy and Chas. Ilrock
of Portland; II. M. Crooks, AlUny; T.
II. Haikiu, Tonkawa, Ok la., I,. A. Hik
er, San I'taticltao; A. 0. bam inert, I'll
Among Ihe real estate sates of Ihe
week were. T. M. Johnson, Pittsburgh,
Pcun., Hi) acres; Geo. Truax, l'.nid,
Okla., 80 acres; I. IMsher, Denver, Col,,
40 acres; and a number of town lots.
Jas, A. McCoy is now at work on the
Mrs, Dixon and tiaby came In from
Salt bake on Tuesday. The doctor now
wears the smile that "won't come o(T."
It will lake alKiul two more weeks to
finish the doctor' new bungalow, In
the meantime the Hotel Kedmoud will
he Ihelr temporary address.
The wire Is on the ground for Ihe new
telephone line and the farmer are now
busy in all directions putting up iolet.
There are over 60 subscribers on the new
The lumber it now on the ground for
the new furniture and carpet ruqiorluni,
Hhret llrni. have entirely remodeled
the interior of their general. With new
shelving, new floor, paint, etc, it now
presents a very attractive appearance,
' A big louring car rolled in on Sunday
wllli l(. H. I.vile, U. P. Kffinger and
l'rrd S. Stanley 01 passenger. Hotb
Mr. Lytic and Mr, Kfhuuer Invested ex.
teuslvely In Kedmoud town lots before
continuing tticir journey south,
II, P, JONKS.
GOOD CROPS AT
Many Fields of Ripening Orain
and Green Alfalfa.
SAQOBRUSH IS DISAPPEARING
farmers In That Section Are Making
flood Progress In Clearing Their
Lands Uriel Mention of a
Pew of the Leading Parms.
A ride through the Powell TUittes
section furnishes a striking example
of what may be done with this soil
by the application of water. In
that section the sagebrush is rapid
ly disappearing before the on
slaughts of the settlers, and green
fields of oats, wheat, clover and al
falfa arc now been on every hand,
and in some instances cleared fields
with growing crops stretch before
ones vision for a mile or two. In
stead of the weary, tiresome view
of sagebrush and junipers, the eye
is now refreshed with preen fields
and neat homes. The transforma
tion from a dry desert into produc
tive farms is going on apace around
Powell Huttes, and the change is
one tlut makes the heart rejoice.
A Bulletin representative took a
urivc inrouen tnts section last Sat
urday, and was surprised at the
many changes and improvements
to lc seen on every hand. Charley
Swanson's was one of the farms vis
ited, lie undoubtedly has the best
field of wheat grown anywhere in
the Bend country this season. This
field comprics from 30 to 33 acres
and was seeded to Scotch Fife
wheat last September. When the
writer visited the field Mr. Swan
son and his tntn were just finishing
stacking the crop, but judging from
the length of the straw, the heavy,
well-filled heads, and the thick
stubble, the threshing machine will
prove that a very good yield was
raised on this field. We saw a pic
ture of this wheat taken before U
was cut, and the standing grain
reached to Mr. Swanson's face and
Mr. Swnnson is not a small man
cither a six-footer, we should
judge. One estimate on this field
is that it will go 60 bushels to' the
ucre, although Mr, Swanson was a
little more conservative and woutd
not risk his reputation by placing
an estimate on it. Hut a handsome
yield is assured. He also has some
oals tbut will thresh out heavily.
The wheat is the second crop from
the land. Mr Swanson has u very
pleasant farm home which bears an
air of prosperity.
Another field of wheat that
looked especially good was one on
the Tom Langdon forty, just west
of the H. A, Uussctt pluce, the for
ty being farmed this year by Dick
Myers. This forty had a fine stand
of wheat of the Dreece variety,
which iu many places stood as high
. it 1. . v
ax I lie uorses ducks, uuas. 11,
Poster was'busy cutting it with his
biuder, and, upon the question be
ing put to him he estimated that
the field woutd average 40 bushels
to the ucre, this being the first crop
from the laud. Mr. Myers also has
in 40 acres of oats on the Langdon
tract which will make a good show
ing by the time it is harvested.
A field of Forty Fold wheat ad
joins the Myers forty on the west
snd is being farmed by H. A. Bus
sett This field was about ready
for cutting, and gave evidence of a
very good yield, even better than
the Brcece wheat. The Forty Fold
had heavy heads, upon shelling a
few of which we found large, plump
kernels of grain. These three
the Swanson, the Myers, and the
Bussett were three of the best
fields of wheat seen in that section.
Mr. Bussett has a very attractive
home place, really one of the best
around the buttcs. A neat, com
modious and well painted bouse,
with a yard full of flowers and
with a large barn and well kept
fences, gave the place a prosperous
A mile or two southwest of the
station we saw a fine field of alfalfa
nearly ready for the second cutting.
It was on H. II. Mitchell's place.
Mr. Mitchell said the first crop for
this year was cut on July 15, from
which he got over two tons to the
acre. The second cutting will be
very good also. This field was
seeded on May 30, 1908, and Mr.
Mitchell cut it twice the first year
getting about a ton to the acre
from each cutting. Mr. Mitchell
also had a small patch of onions of
which he was justly proud large,
firm bulbs covering the entire
Mr. Pulkerson, whose farm ad
joins the station on the west, has
80 acres into oats that stand as high
as a man's shoulders, and tbey
wcre seeded late, too. The greater
part of this field was cleared and
put under cultivation this spring.
It makes a very good showing for
a tirst crop. Part of this same
eighty is seeded to clover with the
oats as a nurse crop. Mr. Fulkcr-
son's place has a ueat appearance
and compares very favorably with
any in that section.
A. II. Rhode is another settler
iu that immediate viciuity who is
putting his place under cultivation
as rapidly as possible. He has a
small field of alfalfa that shows a
good growth and is nearly ready
for the second cutting.
.Above the canal there is con
siderable land that is being dry
farmed. Of this, Chas. II. Foster
has one pf the best farms, with a
fine large house on his home place.
Mr. Foster had just finished thresh
ing his rye, of which he had 36
acres. He expected about aoo
bushels from the field, but was sur
prised to find that he had over 400
bushels when he got through
threshing. Mr- Foster is an en
thusiastic believer iu the Campbell
system of dry farming and says he
intends to follow that system here
after. He also has 40 acres under
the ditch. Mr. Foster owns a
threshing machine and does most
of the' threshing for the farmers
O. J. Shobert is another dry
farmer whose crop threshed better
than be expected. He got 33
bushels of wheat to the acre from
his dry land this year.
These are only a few ranches
that are generally representative ol
that section,' South of the station
(Continued on page 8.)
GREAT GROWTH IN
THE BEND COUNTRY
E. E. Lytic, Railroad Bulkier, Is
Surprised at Devclepwcut
WILL PRODUCE MUCH TRAFFIC
After aa Absence of Four Years, Mr.
Lytle Sees Progress on Every
Hand Say There U Bushscas
For Two Railroad.
F. S. Stanley, E. E. Lytle and
R. P. Eppingcr, all of Portland,
spent Monday in Bend. These
gentlemen were on an automile trip
through Central Oregon, intending
to go from bend to Silver Lake, to
Lakeview, from Lakeview to Klam
ath Falls, and from Klamath Falls
to Medford vU Crater Lake, re
turning to Portland from Medford.
Mr. Lytle, who, it will be remem
bered, built the Columbia Southern
railroad and who is now engaged
in building the Tillamook Hue for
Harriman, expressed himself as
very much surprised at the develop
ment that had taken place in the
Bend country since his last visit to
this section four years ago.
"The growth and development
is a revelation to me," Mr. Lytle
stated when discussing the subject.
"I always had faith in Interior
Oregon and knew from the reports
that came from this section that
many new settlers were moving in
and that a healthy development
was in progress, but I had no idea
that it had assumed the proportions
which I now see evidenced on every
hand. As a friend of Central Ore
gon, I am much pleased with the
development which I find on this
This statement naturally led to
the discussion of railroad possibili
ties and Mr. Lytle was asked if, iu
his judgment, there was sufficient
business here to warrant a railroad
in building. Mr. Lytle, before
answering, asked a few questions
himself as to population, etc., and
then after figuring for a moment
he replied: "A strip four raites
wide on each side of a railroad
through this section will produce
enough traffic to warrant the build
ing of a railroad."
"Well, if that is true, there is
certuinly room for two roads
through Central Oregon," was theu
put to Mr. Lytle.
"Yes, there will be icty of
business for two roads whea the
development of the country gets
fairly under way," Mr. Lytic re
plied. Mr. Lytle and General Manager
O'Brien stood out for a long time
for an extension of the Columbia
Southern, and Mr. Harriman had
promised that the extensioa should
be made and bad given orders to
that effect. But the traffic and
maintenance men opposed the ex
tension claiming that there was not
sufficient b u sines In this section.
Mr. Lytle argued to the contrary
and stood valiantly for aa extension
of his road but io no avail, as the
results prove. Now, ...with, actual
construction under wav owtke Des
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(Continued 011 page 8.)