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UHND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1909.
nit May He Started at Bend
For That Purpose.
gLCNTV OP RAW A1ATGRIAL
Local Men Art Planning to i!ngsrei
on a Small Scale, In Hit (lrlndlnj?
of (lyptum Clay Into Land
(Mister Car mora Want It.
Another industry for Bend and
the development of a naturnl re
source in oboutto be started. C. II.
Erlckson ami N. P. Welder of Ucnd
nnd W. P. Myers of I.aidlaw will
soon begin the manufacture of land
planter from the gypsum deposit at
Hear Creek huttcs. This will re
quire a grinding plant, nnd while
they arc unsettled whether to lo
cate it at Item! or at the buttcn, it
will ptobabty k located at the
former place. In that cane, the
raw material will be hauled from
the mines to Ilcnd and mntiufnc
turctl. Two hundred tons of the land
plaster have already been spoken
for by locul farmers. Roberts Bros,
want several tons, as does also M.
M. Davenport of the Davenport
Stanley ranch. Mr. Davenport,
who lived at Hood River for years
and is thoroughly acquainted with
that famous fruit valley, is quoted
as having said that the land there
would not be worth anything if it
were not for the laud plaster used.
Several other farmers hereabouts
have signified their intention of us
ing the land plaster as soon as it
can be secured.
The promoters are starting this
enterprise on a small scale which
they are confident will expand into
considerable magnitude as soon as
the railroad reaches us. Hood
River, it is understood, btivs its
laud plaster from Utah. This elves
tin idea of the latge territory the
Ilcnd plant would have in which to
work tip n business.
The deposit of the Kvtmun clay.
from which the laud plaster is
made, is Apparently immense. A
.hole 14 feet deep has been sunk
through it and no sinus of the hot
torn of the deposit has yet appeared,
New Machinery Is llelng Installed In
the Local Sawmill.
A machinist is In Ilcnd from
Portland and is putting In several
pieces of new machinery iu the
P. I). D. Co.'s sawmill. A steam
feed and n friction log turner are
liclng installed. The capacity of
the engines I nlso being increased.!
With these Improvements, the out
put 01 the mill will be auumenlcd
considerably. The dally capacity
will then be about 30,000 feet.
1 hey ex ixc t to have the mill
ready to start next week,
SUNDAY'S HALL (IAMB.
lllend Team Defeat Surveyors with
Scare ol 10 to A,
The game Sunday afternoon be
Itwccn the Ilcnd ball team and the
II Iill surveyors was not nearly so
good an exhibition of base bull as
the preceding contest. More runs,
more errors aud more hits were
counted up against each side. The
numerous lilts may have been due
to the fact that Freeman had two
or three very sore fingers on his
rigui hand, and Tetherow was
struck iu the rluht shoulder while
at the bat in the fourth limine
These two misfortunes crlnnled
(both pitchers to some extent.
1 he story, of the game is told
quite completely In the fallowing
Hwank, c, ,, 5 o
Qllillll, jit Nllll Hi , 5
I'rrcman, p...... ,, 5
NcIkiii, is,,., 5
Clark, ).... 5
Wnkefielit,rf ami jb..
ItsiKcr.cl. ...,,,,,.... ,, 4
lsslng, If 4
Kay, ill nml cf i
Total , 41
4 7 7
Tftherow, p 5' J
van autre, c.... ........ 5
loliiiton, 1I1 , 5
nvraiii, II... .. ......... .
Turirin, if ,,,
McKay, si.,,,,,,, .,,,,..
Total ,,,., 40 m 6
SC0MK IIV INNINC.S,
neixi o 0 1 A 1 lit x 10
burteyor. ...... o o o o 0 1 ci a J 4
Struck out by Tetherow in; by Prce
man f Jk on halls off Tetherow H;
olf I'cccman 4. Umplir Dr. Currln.
BEND BOARD OF TRADE
IS BUSY THESE DAYS
New Members Are Joining and Nu
merous Inqlilrlca Are tlelnff Re
ceived aqd Answered Much
Publicity (liven to Ucnd,
The membership of the Rend
Hoard of Trade has had a gratify
ing Increase r'urh'g tho last week,
19 names now being on the roll,
Up to date the following have be
come members, while several not
hvrc given have signified their in
tention of joining at an early date:
C. 5. Hudson, E. A. Sathcr, G. P.
Putnam, II. O'Katic, E. A. Cast,
John Stcldl, J. II. Wcnandy, J. N.
Hunter, A. C. Lucas, U. C. Coc.
A. M. Drake, W. II. Stoats, II. J.
Ovcrttyf, The Ucnd Bulletin, F. F.
Smith, Anton Aunc, Morrison &
Coc, Central Oregon Realty Co. aud
Merrill & Wilkinson.
The week's correspondence has
broughfmauy Inquiries, practically
iu every field, though the greatest
interest has been centered Uxu the
wheat land homestead ing, due to
news advertising the High Dcscit
has received in the press of the
state. A considerable item con
cerning this land wan Included in
the weekly news letter issued to all
Northwest papers by the Portland
Commercial Club, nnd this has
been used iu n majority of the
larger papers, thereby giving Ucnd
the best kind of advertising.
The secretary has arranged with
the Portland Chamber of Com
merce Bulletin, a monthly magazine
published by tbut organization, for
the inclusion iu the next issue ol
an article upon the Ilcnd country.
Although the sketch must of ne
cessity be brief, it will stutc forcibly
the wonderful opportunities this
country offers all, and will par
ticularly dwell upou the enormous
development that will come with
transportation, The Hoard of
Trade will have a number of copies
ou hand, immediately after publi
cation, which may lie procured at
the cost price of 10 cents each, for
mailing purposes. If any are in
terested iu securing considerable
numbers to send out it Is requested
that they notify The Hulletinor the
Hoard secretary its soon as possible,
that a sufficient order may be
In view of the fact that there are
ntuny passing .through The Dalles
and Shuuiko who are bound for
(Continued 011 page 8.)
WHAT DO WE HEAR
OF THE HARVEST
A Pew Crop Notes from the lr
rigatcd Land Hereabout.
QOOD YI&D IN ALL LINES
Alfalfa end Grain Crops Show Up
Well, with Heavy Production of
Potatoes A Pew Interesting
Pacts and Figure.
In connection with other crops,
W. II. Staats has grown some ex
cellent timothy on his place adjoin
ing town this year. Just before
cutting, the timothy stood four feet
10 inches high, with heads fiom
six to eight inches long. It is as
fine timothy as one sees anywhere.
Mr. Stoats also raised some excel
lent oats, with heads literally load
ed with large kernels of grain. M,
Kcllcy, the Shevlin Lumber Com
pany's representative, said he had
been In every state in the Union
and never saw finer oats grown In
The banner crop of alfalfa so far
reported was grown by II. II.
Mitchell on his farm at Powell
Huttcs. Mr. Mitchell got three
cuttings from his tract, which aver
aged six tons to the acre. For
this he has been offered $12 a ton
as it stands in the stack. Figure
that for yourselfgross returns $73
per acre. Deducting the cost of
farming, will leave cosily fao'clcar
profit per acre. Counting interest
at 10 per cent, the farm would re
turn this year 10 per cent interest
on a valuation of 500 per acre.
E. A. Ilussctt, also in the Powell
Huttcs sectjou, has a field of oats
tlat Messrs. Hunter and Staats say
is the finest oats they ever saw. It
stands thick and heavy on the
ground, higher than the fence, and
Mr. Hunter says it is good for 80
bushels an acre. It is reported
that Mr. Ilussctt will clear j 1,000
this year from 40 acres which he
has into hay, grain, potatoes, etc.
C. A. Graves was in Dcnd yes
terday morning. He says he has
beans, watermelons and tomatoes
on his farm near Powell Puttes,
aud they are still practically un
hurt by the frost. Mr. Graves has
lived iu this section for many years,
and has great faith in its future.
The potato crop over the segre
gation is immense this year. A
large yield Is reported, especially
from the Powell Hutte section, nnd
the quality us usual is At. Pota
toes iu this immediate vicinity are
also yielding very well.
Chas. Swauson's wheat, of which
The Hullctin made mention several
weeks ngo, threshed 53 bushels an
acre from a part of his field. The
average yield we have not been
able to secure, but It ran very high.
Receipts Prom National lorests.
The following table shows the
receipts from the national forests of
Oregon for the fiscal year begin
ning July 1, 1908, and ending June
30, 1909. Twenty-five per cent of
these receipts, are turned over to
the road and school funds of the
county iu which the forest lies.
CascHileM.., .,..,..f 4,149 59
Crater , 7.0S7 99
Deschutes , 14,057 39
l'rcuiout,.. ., , 17,490 29
Malheur , I4,ru 15
Oregon.... 9,781 6 1
Slklymi 1,414 46
SIu.Ihw..,...,, 146 50
uinmiim 9,4V 97
Umnqua 1,361 39
Wctnilia .... , 6,31$ 35
Whitman 16,861 oj
Total flZHHt 88
Twenty-five percent.. ii,tio 47
(Tartly In another Mate. Receipt
prorated according to area )
Many Cattle Moving to' Market.
Willis W. Hrown, of Heislcr,
Frank Fulton of Wasco, and M
Grimes of Portland, all cattle buy
crs, showed up in town the first of
the week, on their way to the rail
road. The gentlemen had accumu
lated between them nearly one
thousnud head of cattle for market
aud stopped over here one night to
feed and water. Tbey claim there
arc more than two thousand cattle
left in Crook county yet, which
will be brought up during the fall
months and shipped. Review.
We are missintr one sorrel mare,
wearing bell, weight about i.ooo
lbs., with shoe brand on right
shoulder. Has a small slit in point
of one car. Has a swinging gate
when walking aud is a natural
pacer under the saddle, Had a
sucking colt on the range which
was found with other horses, If
stolen was taken between the totb
and 35th of Aug. We will pay
liberal reward for any Information
leading to her recovery. If stolen
we will pay Jtoo reward for return
of our mare aud arrest and convic
tion of parties having her in their
possession, G. W. Wimuk &Sons.
Tumalo, Or., Sept. I, 1909. 36
CREW ON POWER
Laborers Brought Out
CAR OP CEA.ENT COMING IN
Work on the Project la Doing Forward
Steadily and Much la Being Ac
compllshed Change (n Mans
From Ones First Adopted.
Work on the power dam at Ilcnd
is going forward steadily, of wbicb
the people of the town are fully
aware, judging by the numerous
heavy blasts they hear each day.
The crew has been augmented by
to Italian laborers who came in
from Portland last Saturday. A
car load of cement is on the wa
from Shaniko to boused in the con
crete work in various parts of the
dam and power plant. The cement
is a very expensive item in the cost
of construction. Laid down at
Shaniko it amounts to f 3.80 a bar
rel. Freighted into fiend takes an
additional $500 or a total cost of
$8.80 per barrel.
Considerable changes have been
made in the construction of the
jdam and power plant from the plans
first contemplated. The main dam
as originally planned will cross
the river on an east and west line.
Running north some 300 feet from
the cast end of the dam and at
right angles to it, another dam or
retaining wall be built, approxi
mately where the east bank of the
river originally stoodv Through
this dam, which runs north and
south, will be placed spillways
through which the surplus water
will be discharged into the present
bed of the stream. From the north
end of this dam, the water will be
conducted through a short canal to
the power plant and dropped 14
I feet upon the wheels. This so-
called canal runs through a ridge of
land and will require an excavation
even feet deep. The ground east
(and northeast of the dam and ex
tending back to the rimrock, will
all be under water. A bridge will
be built across the bop of the dam
and spanning the entire river.
The power plant will be built
with a capacity of rjoo horsepow
er, but all construction is planned
so that the plant may be easily en
larged, whenever desired.
DOUBLE WHEAT YIELD.
Central Oregon WHI Greatly Increase
Cereal Output when Railroads Come.
T. D. Wilcox, of the Portland
Plouring Mills, says that, with
transportation, Central Oregon will
greatly Increase the production of
wheat. The tract of a quarter
milliou acres lyiug southeast of
Bend, now being filed upon by
bquiesteaders, will play its part in
this increase. In regard to ihh
the Portland Telegram said:
Central Oregon will. In a few years,
double the cereal crop of the raciiT
Northwest, Is the belief of Theodore BV
Wilcox, of the I'orlUud Plouring Mill--
In other words. Central Oregon will
produce alone a crop equal to that now
raited, In Oregon and Washington, air.
Wilcox. U probably the best authority on
the subject of wheat In this section of
the country, owiiiK to his business anil
the necessity of studying the future of
"There are about 3,500.000 acres tit
the Northwest devoted to wheatralslug,'
cnaiucu air. v iiciix, ami with am
average of so.bus.hels to the acre, tho
crop this year would lie 50,0110,001) bush
cl. Hut this aeanon the crop doea not
tcrRe anywhere near an bushel to the
acre, and I believe that the yield will be
nnder 50,000,000. This can be demon
strated by the threshers. Every man,
of course, says that he has a full crop,
but that the other have not, tut we
nuke Inquiries from 350 point in the
country, and can sain a pretty good
Idea of Ihe aitnation.
"In Central Oregon there are million
am) millions of acre of land which, un
less I am greatly mistaken in the nature
or the soil, will be excellent for grain
Rrowlng without irrigation. Out of
thi vast territory in Central Oregon
there must be at least 3,500,000 acres
available for wheau This is as large a
grain acreage a is now used in Oregon
and Washington, and. considered m
bushel to the acre, It I easy to ee that
the yield of the Northwest will be
doubled by Central Oregon.
"All that Central Oregon has needed
to open up the new wheat belt is a rait
road, and with two line now entering
that section it will be a matter of only a
short time before the country will de
velop. Increasing the wheat yield will
not reduce price. Jarae J. Hill says
that within six year the United States
will be importine wheat If Hill is cor
rect Iq hi prediction, wheat and flour.
instead of being shipped from the Pacific
Coast to the Orient, will be sent to the
Bast, and we will be raising wheat for
home consumption exclusively. With
such a condition of aflairs there is not
ranch danger of price falling through
the exploitation of wheat Celd in Cen
Judge Ellis in a Holdup.
Judge H. C. Ellis, on his way
home from the East, was on the
train which was held up the other
night near Leadville, Colo. The
bandits blew open the express car
and shot off two heavy cbarces of
dynamite under the strosg box, but
tailed to open it. The Salt Lake
Herald 'Republican had as inter
view from Judge Ellis in which he
praised very highly a colored por
ter, who went through the train
immediately after it was held ud.
calmed the passengers, told them
to get into their berths, and keep
quiet. He then tursed out all the
lights in the cars. It is believed
that the turning out of the lights
kept the robbers froa molesting
the passengers, as the robbers
would not care to cater a darkened
car. The porter also went to the
rear of the train and lighted the
red lights, thereby preventing a
collision with another train that
came up behind them while they
were being detained.
A letter headed by Judge Ellis
and signed by 23 passengers was
seat to the division superintendent
of the Pullman compaay, asking
that the porter be rewarded for his
A Remarkable Run.
Undoubtedly one of the most re
markable runs ever made' my an
automobile through Central Oregon
was the one recently accomplished
by J. H. Wenandy's machine on a
trip south lrom Bend with H. A.
Hunter of Minneapolis. The ma
chine went south through the
Klamath Falls and Lakeview coun
try and back to Priueville, cover
ing a distance of uoo miles in 10
days and having stopped only 40
minutes for repairs. Mr. Hunter
phoned to Mr. Wcnandy from
Priueville and told him it was the
best auto trip be had ever taken
and was loud in his praises of the
driver, Chauffeur Fox. From
Prineville they were supposed to
have gone to Shaniko, but it de
veloped later that they crossed the
mountains into the Valley and ran
to Portland, from which point Mr.
Fox; was bringiug the machine
home. The record made during
the last part of the trip is not yet
known, but it was undoubtedly a
Judee "Ellis' is expected home the
latter part of the week,
Bring in your job priming to the
Bulletiu office. We gttataute to