The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, August 25, 1909, Image 1

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NO. 34
Two Advance Men 'Were in Town Monday
Making Preliminary Arrangements to Take
Care of the Crews Surveyors Reported to
Be Working South From Madras.
Two railroad engineer, L. 1'.
Wnkcficld mid Wm. I'. Millikcn,
believed to l Hill men, arrived in
Jlcnd Sunday afternoon and after
transacting considerable business
went south toOdell Monday. While
these men were very nou-cnmmtini
cativc and were about nil talkative
ns oysters, yet by pulling two and
two together) The llullctln has
been able to secure n pretty good
("line" an to the nature of their
,vMt to Iknd. The rcHiilt of their
.visit in that two large surveying
crews will arrive in licud cither to
night or tomorrow to take up the
work of surveying a line through
jlcnd for Hill. The two crew will
comprise approximately 40 men.
These men ordered several camp
Moves from S. C. Caldwell, en
gaged two four-horse teams from
II. Wcnandy, put George Tiros
tcthous to making draughting
tables for the use ot their draughts
tiictt and also tables for the dining
tents, and conferred with other
Jlcnd merchants ui to supplies,
materials purchased were to
be called for Thursday. Orders
were alto left to engage five men to
work with these crews.
While, as staled lcforc, thcsel
mciv were not very talkative, yet
conversation with one or two
Bend men they gave out the state
ment that their line would follow
closely to the Deschutes river as
foHsiblc regardless of rock and re
jfHrdlcM of expense. This is ex
pnonaiiy gooti news to Menu ns 11
Msurcs that the Hill road will pass
'rp. "f ttttt - '"' " m 1 a
round Dead In Iter Home Last Friday
The Grim R-apcr has ngaiu vis
ed our midst and has left his
fwended mark upon the commttn
ljjw. His call this time was at the
fiwtuc of Mr, and Mrs, George
Hobbs at Powell Duties, and n sor
rowing husband is left to regret his
sit. Mrs. Hobbs was found dead
Iff her home Inst Friday evening by
fMr. Hobbs as he returned, about
j o'clock, from working in the
eld. Mrs. Hobbs was found lying
the floor, where she. had fallen
pBiite engaged In getting supper.
(Btatli was due to heart failure.
MMrs. Hobbs had Tiddcn a horse
Mthc field where Mr. Hobbs was
Jjljwork within nn hour previous to
Ac time when she was found. She
Burned to the house nud evident
Blind stnrted to prepare supper,
(When Mr. Hobbs drove into the
jjjrd, he missed her nt the door, it
fug her usual custom to nwnit
n there. Uneasy over her nb
twice, he told his man to take the
"Stun and water them nud he
stepped into the house. IIq found
tr lying on the kitchen floor. As
lie had becu troubled with fainting
through the town. The statement
also would indicate that Hill was
building n through line (presum
ably to Snn Francisco) otherwise
he would not he so regardless of
expense, It also assures the Im
mediate extension of Hnrrimnu's
Deschutes road to connect with the
Klamath Falls extension, as Harrl
matt will never let Hill occupy this
territory alone.
It wxs learned that these crews
nrc to work from Jlcnd southward
A letter received by J, N. Hunter
from Portland stated that surveying
crews for Hill would be put 011 nt
Madras to work this way. It is
rctwrtcd that there is a surveying
crew now working south of Mad
ras, but The Bulletin could not
confirm this report, It is known,
however, that two crews Icit Shan
iko the first of the week, headed
in this direction.
The Oregon Trunk Line, Hill's
road, has no surveys whatever
south of Madras. The throwing of
engineers into this section proves
conclusively that Hill will push
his line directly through the stnle
without delay. And also that
llcnd will lc on the Hill line.
A Hnrrltiian construction crew is
working nbout n mile this side of
Madras, just at the top of the hill
on the now road as one drives out
from Madras. Dwyer & Cnllihan,
subcontractors, have n crew on
Sngc Flats. They have a contract
for n 15-mile stretch extending
north from Madras.
spells, he wns not greatly alarmed
and attempted to revive her. Jim
Green, who was working for Mr.
Hobbs, then came in and the two
men worked for several minutes
trying to revive her, but to no
avail. Mr. Green then hurried to
the stage station and 'phoned for
Dr. Kdwards of Priucville. Upon
his nrrivnl .'o minutes Inter and
after a very brief examination, he
stated that Mrs. Hobbs was dead.
The stricken womnti had re
turned from the field, hnd pealed
some potatoes and put them on the
stove,- nud the fire gave evidence of
having Ikcu stnrted. It was then
that the Grim Reaper culled.
Funeral services were held fiom
the Shepherd school house nt 10
o'clock Sunday morning, Rev.
Cook officiating. Interment was
made in the Powell Unites ceme
tery. A large concourse of friends
wetc present from Priucville, Rend,
and the surrounding country to
pay their Inst respects to one who
wns much esteemed The proces
sion that followed the remains to
their Inst resting place wns about
a half mile long.
Mrs. Hobbs, nee Mabel Raid win,
wns a daughter of Mr, and Mrs.
William Baldwin, nnd was bom in
lown 38 years ngo. On Mnrch 8,
1908, she was married to George
Hobbs, and sine; then they have
lived 011 the farm nt Powell Unties
for the greater part of the time. A
few years ngo, Mrs HoblH filed on
n homestead there nud Mr, Hobbs
on one adjoining. They both made
final proof nnd later were married.
Mr. Hobbs hnd been making ar
rangements to move to Rogne river
valley, his former home, believing
that the altitude here was too high
for his wife. Death called, how
ever, before plans could he com
pleted. Mrs. Hobbs was universally liked
and had a host of friends. Her be
reaved husband and relatives have
the sincere sympathy of the entire
community. The deceased was n
sister of Mrs. Pearl Lynes of Rend.
Teachers' Training Course.
The Crook county high .school
has introduced n two years' pro
fessional course for teachers. In
arranging this course, special at
tention has been given to the needs
of the Inexperienced teacher and
the teacher who has hat but little
opportunity for professional train
ing. The first year's work will deal
with all subjects in grades one, two
and three. Special methods of
teaching ench subject will be given,
nnd the prncticnl application of
these methods will be illustrated
each day by the instructor.
This course also includes regit
lar work in Hnglish, psychology
and hand work. All thoughtful
teachers realirc the great impor
tance of hand work and know that
they must introduce this into their
schools if they wish their boys and
girls to have the best education
that can be secured nt the present
time. This hand work- includes
clay modelling, paper cutting, fold
ing, nud weaving, basketry, and
card-board construction work.
This course is open to all who
have finished the eighth grade
work or its equivalent. Those who
complete the work will be able to
command good positions in any of
the grades.
All who wish to specialize in
primary work should cuter this
year, if possible, because next year
the intermediate nud advanced
grades will be taken up and the
whole time cannot lie devoted to
the primary work.
Mrs. Wickcrsham, who is to
have charge of this work, is well
acquainted with all grades of pub
lic school work. She has had ex
pcrlcncc in the country schools,
city schools nud normal schools of
the Mntc nnd has had professional
training in both the Hast and the
School opens Monday, Sept. r,y
For further information address
Principal M. R, Hockeuberry, or
Mrs. It in ma R. Wickershnm, Priuc
ville, Oregon.
All bills owed the Rend Drue Com
liiuiv should le paid to I', (). Minor, It
Is requested that payment be made ns
soon US tXSU)lt
Homesteaders Piling on What Is
Known as (he High Desert.
Promises to Atake One of the Greatest
Wheat Sections In the Northwest.
Water Can lie Secured Prom
Three lo 20 Feet Deep.
Many people in Rend, when they
considered the timber to be logged
here, and the wide variety of crops
to lc harvested from the outlying
irrigated lands, have seen Rend in
their mind's eye but a few years
hence n second Spokane. Rut
another source of wealth, hitherto
not given, perhaps, its just con
sidcratiou. is a large section of
country a half day's drive to the
south and cast of Rend.
Here is a region that is destined
to become a dry farming country,
and as such will be unsurpassed in
Oregon. John F. Stevens, the
famous engineer, several days ago
announced that Central Oregon
would become the greatest wheat
producing country in the world.
The section to which we refer and
which is included in Mr. Stevens'
statement, lies adjacent to Rend
and is known locally as the "High
Desert." Mr. Stevens should know
whereof he speaks as he traveled
all through the state at the begin
ning of railroad activity in the
Deschutes canyon.
From the Paulina mountains and
ths Fremont forest reserve, stretch
ing cast beyond the horizon, is n
scope of bunch-grass plains, con
ceded by the stockmen to be the
best range now left in the state.
The land is nearly free from rock,
and junipers arc scattered at wide
intervals. It only needs the plow
to be transformed into n valley
dotted with farms, if possible a
more beautiful country than at
present. In many places water
has been found at n depth of only a
few feet.
Owing to its remote situation
nud to the jealousy of the stock
men, it has lain idle, only furnish
ing n living for a few cattle nnd
wild horses. Rut recently, on the
south and west txudets, where the
general routes of travel have made
it better known, settlements have
appeared. Fort Rock, Fremont,
nnd Cliff, one of the older places
(contemptuously dubbed by the
stockmen "Sucker Flat"), have
all made a rapid growth. A late
net of congress has made it possible
for one to take 330 acres of this
land as n homestead, which has
given an added impetus to its set
According to Morrison & Coe,
who have been the pioneers in the
movement to settle this country,
Rend will bo the distributing point
for a large part of this territory,
and the market for a great amount
of its. products. Other Rend real
estate men arc interested in seeing
this vectlon settled, among them
being Hunter & Staats, who, in
addition to the above named firm,
will also soon take nu nctive part
in securing settlers for it.
Judge Rcan Render Decision In Favor
of Oregon Trunk Line.
Portland, Or , Aug. 24. Ilean'a de
cision la against lUrrlman, giving HW
absolute right In the Deschutes.
The above message was received
in Rend yesterday afternoon by
Hunter & Staats, and brought the
news that the Oregon Trunk Line
(Hill's oad) had won in its first
injunction suit in the federal court
regarding right of way along the
Deschutes. This injunction was in
stituted by the Oregon Trunk Line
to restrain Harriman's crews from
building along the Trunk Line's
right of way oil the upper 60 miles
of its survey, or in other words, for
that portion of the survey extend
ing 60 miles northward from Mad
ras. This decision by Federal
Judge Rcan gives the Hill line un
disputed right to that portion of the
canyon included in this upper 60
A similar injunction suit is pend
ing rcgatding the lower 40 miles of
the canyon, but this case has not
yet been argued.
Fire In the limber.
Rosland. Aug. J 1. There Is a fire
burning in the timber east of the Paulina
mountains. Have been unable lo ob
tain particular concerning it. Wednes
day the air was filled with smoke, which
must bave come from fires pretty well to
the south as no fire other than Uie above
could be seen from this side of the
Church services were held at the Long
Prairie school house last Sunday and
were very well attended,
I'ranlc Rogue and Wm. Dorell finished
haying up on Long Prairie the first of
the week.
Sid Stearns bought the D. A. I'imltcy
place some time ago and is now on the
place haying. Hi two daughters and
two sous are with him.
Wm. Holliushead Is cutting the hay
on the Clausen place.
Mrs. Ida Strotts returned from Mon
mouth Tuesday morning where she had
gone to take the teachers' summer
course and examination.
Al Trobee Is logging for I. N. Masten.
Miss Laurel Schulu returned from
Priucville Sunday where she successful
ly passed the teachers' examination.
Unless we have some rain pretty soon
we will all dry up and blow away.
It Is expected that the Long Prairie
school will open the last of the month
with a very good enrollment.
One of the Grave tioy was dowu the
first of the week and returned home
Wednesday, s
Ivan Schultz went to Priucville Tues
Geo, Poles has sold his livery barn
and husiue-ai to Jefferson Howard, for
merly of the Mage station,
Mr. and Mrs. Arne Howard were in
town today from their homestead at
Seara Plats.
Jeff Howard started keeping house to
day. Mr. and Mrs. George Bole went up
the river to Frank Hamuer'a where they
Intend to take a pleasant, vacation hunt
ing and fishiug and enjoying themselves
Timber Lands Wanted,
If you have timber lands either
in eastern or western Oregon and
desire to sell the same, it will be to
your interest to at once write the
undersigned, who has buyers wait
ing. C. G. Rukkhakt,
to3 Itast First street, Albauy, Or
Stale Engineer Says New Mcas
use Is Not Understood.
Attention Called-to the Fact That the
New SUtuteAtakes Strict Provis
ion aa to How to Proceed to
Make an Appropriation.
The Bulletin is in receipt of a.
printed circular sent out by State
Engineer Lewis containing instruc
tions and suggestions on how to
proceed to appropriate water under
the new law. Mr. Lewis says:
"The old method of appropriating
water by posting n notice on the
.banks of a stream has been abol
ished. The general public does
not seem to be aware of this fact:"
We quote from the circular as fol
"Any person, association or corpora
tion hereafter intending to acquire the
right to the beneficial use qf any water
shall, before commencing the construc
tion, enlargement or extension of auy
ditch, canal or other distributing or con
trolling works, or performing any work
In connection with said construction, or
proposed appropriation, make aa appli
cation to the state engineer for a permit
to make such appropriation. Any per
son who shall willfully divert or use
water to the detriment of others without
compliance with law shall be deemed
cuiltr of a misdemeanor. The possc-
sion or use of water, except when a right
of use is acquired in accordance with
law, shall be prima facie evidence of the
guilt of the person usiug it." Sec 45.
i,u w 01 1909.
"It shall be a misdemeanor to use.
store, or divert nny water until after the
issuance 01 permit to appropriate such
water." Sec. 66, Law of 1909.
Applications should be made upon
forms prescribed by the state eugineer.
An application is not a permit to ap
propriate water until after its approval
by the state eugineer.
Three different application forms -ire
provided, one for original or new diver
sions, another for the enlarscment or
exteusious of existing works, and a third
lor tne construction 01 reservoir and
storage of unappropriated water. These
can be secured without charge by ad
dressing the Slate Kugineer, Salem, Or.
Kach application should be forwarded
to the state eugiuccr. accompanied by
the necessary map and fee, htrict com
pliance with the rule governing the
submission of maps is important De
fective applications will be returned for
correction without loss of priority.
Applications should not be made for
more water than can be applied to a
beneficial use.
The commencement of work, the ram
pletion of work, and the application ot
water to the beneficial use must be ac
complished within the time specified iu
the permit. The priority of rights can
l maintained only insofar as these re
quirements are complied with. The
state engineer should be notified Imme
diately upon the completion of your
ditch or other work.
One cubic foot per second of water is,
under ordinary conditions, sufficient to
irrigate from So to too acre of land.
One cubic foot per second flowing ij
hours will cover one acre two feet deep,
and flowing 110 days will equal ado acre
feeU Thi amount of water applied on
80 acre will cover it to a depth of three
One cubic foot per second (abbreviated
second-foot) of water falling 8.8 feet is
equal to one theoretical horsepower, or
?uantity in second-feet multiplied by
nil in feet divided by 8.8 equals theoret
ical horsepower.
Mammoth OooMtaerJea.
L. D. Wiest brought some goose
berries into this office last week
which were mammoth berries. One
of them, of an average sire, meas
ured three inches in circumference
around the small way, and 1 1 8
inches long. They are the Chau
tauqua variety nnd ure noted for
absence of spines and freedom
from the teudeucy to mildew.