The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, October 13, 1909, Image 1

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NO. 31
Four Thousand Laborers Will Be Put on Con
struction Work as Rapidly as They Can Be
Hired Road Will Come to Bend and May
Go Farther Contracts Let to Madras.
John 1'. Stevens, president of the
Oregon Trunk I.lnc returned to
Portland Saturday from a three
weeks' visit to New York City. In
nu interview In the Orcgonlan he
ntated that work on the Oregon
Trunk will be pushed with vigor,
hut refused to Mate what would he
the terminus of the line, or whether
or not his company would build a
road cast and west Across the stntc.
"I have only to My," Mid Mr. Steven
in mi Interview Saturday, 'tlul ilia Ore
loii Trunk will proceed with the com
pletion of It projected road 1nlo Central
Orr;on jutl rapidly at I tic employ
ment of tatarcr and the eieiidilure of
moiity villi maVe uaible. A lo the
final deitlnitloii of our road, I have
nothing to ay. We have ttartcd out to
Imllil railroad Into Ccnlitl Oregon and
that ! what wrc propote to do.
"We have awarded contract for the
ronttructlon work a far outh a Mad
ra, and eauip htve been or;anlicd for
the employnient of 4() (adorer, who
wilt I put to wink jtitt a rapidly a
they can he found, It U true that we
have a number of nrvtyin(5 crew In the
field KHitll of Mailra, It I our putpoac
lo build our railroad to n point In Inter
ior Oregon at leatt Jo inllca itoulll of
Madia. It ha not !ecil decided that
llend will IxJ that objective lnt, al
though one of the urvcy citemU to
that town, The varioua mrvcyt which
have been made wilt la contidered
lhorouhly a to the practicability of the
route profited anil their feailbllily
with reference to pnanlhle extenilon In
the future. We mean tuulncM and the
work contemplated wilt be puttied to au
early completion."
(lenerat HaHroatl News Note.
Ilclwcru 3500 and 3000 men are
busy as bees of Natron
on the NaliouKlaiuath Falls ex
tension. Engineer Hierdott reached Mad
ran last week with n crew of 30
men, supposedly to relocate the Or
cgon Trunk Line from Madras
down Willow creek to the Dcs
chutes. McKlvor Ilros., railroad con.
tractors, have arrived at Madras
ready to go to work, presumably
for the Oregon Trunk. They had
ti six mile con t rue t on the North
lluuk Road.
John I). Twohy, of the firm of
Twohy Bros., Ilorrlmnn contract
ors, was married on Oct. 6 ut The
Dalles, to Miss Genevieve Fish
They were married nt St. Peter's
Catholic church by the Rev. Father
The crews of the Oregon Trunk which have been working at
Truil Crossing "vc finished (he
work thctc and left, probably go
ing to the camps cither at Majlrns
or in the Deschutes canyon. It is
liellevccl this work wns done in
order to hold the strategic crossing
of Crooked river at that point.
The Orccon Trunk now has
Meant shovel at work nt the mouth
of the Deschutes. Laborers arc
building grade above the Moody
mid government dutu sites in the
lower canyon. Another crew is
working above Sherar's bridge. In
nil about 1400 laborers are nt work.
1 In addition to these, General Man
ngci Smith suya they huve a stir
vcyiug crew on an average of ev
ery seven miles for n distance of
over 160 miles.
The Ifarrimnu and Hill people
evidently arc adjusting their diffi
culties over right of wn in the can
you, The Oregon Trunk has re
located its line from mile Kt 3j to
Shcrur'a bridge, a distance of 15
miles. It now runs on the went
title of the canyon through that
section. By this arrangement the
contest at Horseshoe Bend is end
vd. The Hurriuuin line stays on
the cast side of the river, thni
avoiding a conflict over right of
way. .
Crew In the Vicinity of Bend Are
Local In k the Line.
It i reported on very pood au
thority that Engineer Wakefield is
now "locating" the line which' he
recently ran from Bend southward,
starting on the location work near
the Rosland sawmill. It is also re
ported Ihnt the crew under EngU
nccr Rockfcllmv is likewise "local
tug" the Ifnc between Bend and
Aside from the continued activ
ity of the surveying crews in this
vicinity, hnpcuiugs in the railroad
world have been rather quiet dur
ing the past week.
Albany, Lebanon A Mend Railroad
Company Incorporate.
Aluanv, Or., Oct 7.Artlclc of In-
cor'ioratloii were flteil here today for the
Albany, LcImiioii & llend Kallroad Coin
Miiy, which propotet to build a railroad
from Albany to llend by the way of Leb
anon and the middle fork of the South
Saiillatu river, My the Orc;oulau. The
Incorporator arc J. C. Mayer and lid.
KcltculwrKcr of Imitation, and George
II, Whltcomh of 1'otler. The capital
itock l f lo.uo.
Till company w a formed primarily,
It I umleratood here, (or the purpoac of
accepting a fraiichite nrnnlnl the luror
pnatnr alxuit Ik mouth ago for Die
cohtt ruction of a railroad alone a county
road from I'otter to the I'aywcll Hue.
The men back of the new company nre
the owner of the mine. Thry arc Mid
to be etnlcnvoslnn to Interval outside
capital now In the project of an electric
Hue from Lebanon (o Potter, and if till
project tuecceiU, the profited line from
Albany to llend may be coutliuctcd
r Tm Mnrh tar CAitrlt llmwn. W
The county clerk refuses to han
dle any more green coyote hides.
The scent is too utterly too too.
lie insists that the hides be thor
oughly dried before they nre
brought to his office, He says he
is tired of piling weights on them
to hold them in one place. Like
old, they want to cnnvl
n round Totmul.
X AiiuiiiG, itvi, m ,wuiuui,u
Jofm-Moore is drilling nuother
deep welfnt Rtdmond,. Two years
ngo n fine supply of water wns
found at n depth of 450 feet, but
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the well became plugged in some
wuy mm never could be used,
ryttfaj B uaras: Jl '
1110 A1BN ON THE O. T. L.
Some of the, I'oretnoM Hnglnecrs In
the World Are Its Officer.
What is the plan behind the Ore
gon Trunk Line? Where will it
end, and what is the extent of the
territory to be tapped by it? Is it
intended simply as a feeder to the
North Bank Road, or will it even
ttially be n link in a trunk line from
St. Paul to San Fruncisco? All of
these various questions arc being
asked rc'icatcdly by the people of
Oregon, and particularly of Cen
tral Oregon. An answer to them
is partially secured by noticing the
personnel of the forces in command
of the construction of the Oregon
Trunk Line.
The men at the head of the Ore
gon Trunk arc some of the fore
most engineers and organizers in
the entire country. John F. Stev
ens, the president of the road, is
well known as chief engineer on
the Panama canal at one time. J,
J. Hill classes him as the greatest
location and construction engineer
in the world. Mr. Stevens has
brought to Portland with him two
former associates in the canal con
struction in Jackson Smith, vice
president and genera manager, and
I.croy Park, secretary and treasurer
of the new railroad line.
Mr. Smith went to Panama first
as assistant to Mr. Stevens and
when the latter resigned he became
a member of the Pauama Canal
Commission and was Commissioner
of Labor, Quarters and Subsistence.
He resigned about one year ago,
Mr. Park was the European em
ployment agent for the commission
and wns stationed at Paris. His
work was a very important and
difficult one.
The Great Northern apparently
has spared 110 effort in getting men
for the Oregon Trunk Line who
arc experts in engineering and
organization, which is taken as
another indication that it is not the
intention to stop with the con-
(Continued on (wrc 4.)
Just above the power dnm at
Bend and on the- west side of the
river, high above the water, a de
posit of sand has liccn found and
workmen arc getting it out for use
in the mnsoury work on the dam.
It is difficult and expensive work.
First, a foot or two of earth has to
Ikk 'stripped" oiT by means of teams
and "slips. Tills uncovers n con
glomeration, of boulders and wash
gravel, the gravel ranging in size
from a pea to the dimensions of a
man's fist. Mixed in with this is
the samf. The workmen dig it out
witli pickaxe and shovel, jt is then
screened uud lastly hauled to the
cast side of the river, when the
dirt is washed out of it by a liberal
application of water, nud it is then
used to mix with the cement. The
abundance of wash gravel nt the
sand pit proves conclusively that
the water flowed over that phice nt
one limu.
Cins, Niswonger and Fred Hun-
I uell arc hard at work building a
Twcntyscvcn Samples Go From
Bend (0 Dry Farming Congress.
C D. Swansea produces That Pleas
Ine Keault on Dry Land Wheat,
Barley, Corn, Apple, Potatoes,
Clover, lite In Collection.
Last week the exhibit of local
dry farming products was shipped
to the forthcoming congress at
Billings, Montana. Aa reported in
last week's Bulletin this exhibit
Irotn the Bend country was insti
gated by officials of the Great
Northern Railroad, acting on be
half of its president, Louis Hill,
and as such represents the first
official recognition of the Deschutes
country by the interests of the
"Umpire Builder."
The exhibit was arranged by
the Bend Board of Trade, and con
sisted of 37 samples of dry farming
products and half a dozen excep
tionally fine specimens of grain and
fruit from irrigated laud.
Probabl) the finest record of all
is that of the black oats entered by
C. D. Swanson, of Powell Buttcs,
which went 91 bushels to the acre,
a ngure rarely equalled in many
irrigated districts and the finest
kind of oats at that. The several
sticcimcus of wheat, ranging from
30 to 50 bushels per acre, very
creditably illustrated what can be
done eveu on new land without ir
rigation, while, the display of root
crops challenges comparison with
any procurable in the Northwest.
One of the potatoes alone tipped
the scales at three pounds, and the
half dozen of the three varieties
sent in, Early Rose, Uncle Sam
Dryland and Burbauk Seedling,
by their great size and perfect con
formation, evidenced the unparal
leled future that lies in store for
this branch of agriculture in this
rock pier up ngalnst the cast end of
the dam. This pier is several feet
long and will be 13 feet hieh when
finished. It is solid masonry and
will be water tight.
Quite a large force of men are
now at work on the dam. One
crew is excavating the "canal"
which will carry the water from the
pond formed by the dam to the
power wheels; another crew is
building the stone pier, four men
besides the two masons; a powder
crew is blasting out rock on the
west side of the river; another crew
is working in the sand pit; and two
or three men are detailed on special
jobs such as carpenter work and
the like.
The rock crews have blasted out
ton after ton of rock, a large part
of which is being corded up in huge
piles on the east side of the river.
This rock will eventually be moved,
into the dam. Take it all in all:
there is quite an air of activity on
the works.
section. A splendid bunch of
clover, grown by natural rainfall,
with bearded and bald barley of an
exceptionally high grade, likewise
furnished evidence of the "dry"
country's bright future, and gave
evidence of the great crops that
may be expected when the in-coming
settlers have tamed the sage
brush lands of the so called
There is a big silver cup waiting
for the Central Oregon town that
sends in the best exhibit. Bend bad
short notice upon which to gather
her specimens, but whether she
wins the trophy or not, there is
every reason to feel proud of the
creditable showing our exhibit will
inevitably make. And then, of
'course, the fact that the Hill people
asked Bend for samples of her prod
ucts, and that Hill is so clearly in
terested in the country, and intends
that it shali hereafter receive its
merited publicity, arc matters for
A strong delegation of the most
prominent representatives of the
Deschutes country will go to Bil
lings to attend the congress, among
them being Guy Springer, Culver?
W. W. Brown, Hcisler; T. M.
Baldwin, Prineville; J. M. Patter
son, The Dalles.
The exhibits will be assembled
at The Dalles on October 13, and
after being photographed will be
forwarded to Billings, the Great
Northern Railway having under
taken to forward tbc shipments
The Board of Trade reports that
an eflbrt will be made to arrange
for the removal of the exhibit to
Portland, or some other advantage
ous point, after the closing of the
Billings congress, that Bend may
reap further advertising from it.
From the Pacific Monthly word
has been received that in the de
velopment section of the November
and December issues will appear
notices concerning the Bend coun
try, submitted by the secretary of
the Board of Trade.
Proof May Be Seen hi the Numerous
Trunks at Wenamly'a Office.
That many people are flocking to
Bend may be proven most any dty
by the number of trunks at the
Wenaudy express office. Yester
day morning 15 trunks, sent in by
new comers, were at the office and
four had been delivered that morn
ing. Fourteen trunks came in
Monday night, also loads Sunday
and Tuesduy nights. The express
stages are busy all the time.
The passenger traffic is equally
as heavy. Two autos went out to
Shauiko yesterday morning with
passengers. One machine ran
through to Silver Lake ou Sunday
and back to Shauiko Monday. An
order came in from Fort Rock for
on auto to meet a party of .Eastern
ers at ' Slmniko and bring them
through. At the same time anoth
er call came tu for a machine to be
hired by the day. One time last
week, the traffic was so heavy that
one auto got to Bend early in the
eventug and started right back to
Madras to bring out those waiting
there, Mr. Wenaudy is now out
making arrangements to put on two
new machines.
For Sale.
Gpod milch cow, Durham. Ktv
quire at Bulletin office. 3itf
Settlers Arc Moving eato Tracts
Recently Filed Upon.
Others Are HauHe. Lumber, Seme
Are piggb-t; Weha a4 Oae Man
MM 15 Acre lata Crop Be ml
WW Be Trade Ceter.
The work of settling and devel
oping tbc High Desert k already
actually under way, and sext seas
on will witness a goodly acreage in
to crop ia that sectioa. W. P. Ire
land, Fred Ireland and Columbus
Tetberow, who ere three of the
first ones to file on homesteads there
under the sew 3aoacre act, have
got their houses built asd are be
ginning to clear their land. These
gcBtlesea, k will be remembered,
were located by Haster & Stoats.
The three sea who were located
last week by Joba Steidl, namely,
Halleck Halgerson, George Erick
soa and Julias Petersen, have
moved onto their homesteads, where
the first two will be joined soon by
tbeir families. Tbcy will build
houses as soon as they caa haul the
lumber. Ia the meantime, they
have been digging a well. Elmer
Niswoager, who was out there Sat
urday, reported that they were
down 32 feet, at which depth the
soil was very wet. They expected
to strike water witbia the next two
or three feet. Speaking of welU, it
will be news to many to know that
in one well recently dug there is 14.
feet of water, the well being only
30 feet deep. The water is excel
lent. Another settler by the name
of Stewart Is hauling lumber for a
bouse, and still another has about
15 acres cleared aad into rye, which
is coming up nicely.
Men who have been over this
High Deaert describe a ceaditioa of
the soil which promises great suc
cess ia raisiag wheat and ether
grains. They report that if one
scrapes offaa iBch of the surface
soil that the grouad thea is so wet
that water caa almost be squeezed
out of it. They state that this con
dition existed during the hottest
part of the summer.
There is a direct aad easy road,
with no hills, from Bead to this
sectioa, which means that Bead
will become the trading center for
all that extensive territory.
tafured at SawHi.
A man by the name of Fetty was
badly injured at the Htghtewer
Smith sawmill Saturday by having
one of the wheels of a larue log
ging truck fall on him. The truck
was loaded with a log and lie was
driving it to the mill wheu the
wheel came off and fell upon him.
It cut quite a gash ia bis head,
another in bis side.aad bruised oae
hip quite badly, but no serious or
nermanent injury was inflicted.
When the accident happened Fetty
was close to the mill and two of the
men rushed to his assistance. The
wheel was so heavy that the two
men could barely lift it high
enough for the injured man to
crawl out. Fetty was brought to,
the Bend hospital for treatment.