"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." have you noticed how the other papers 61 the c6Unty copy The hULLfeTiN's stYLit THE BEND BULLETIN. LHAVIJ your order for iim pte copies of Tlllt llULtn TIN and tend them to your friend. Itoott. "COMK TO BKND." VOL. VII IJKNI), ORF.GON, WIJDNF,SDAY, OCTOBER 13. 1909. NO. 31 WORK WILL BE RUSHED ON OREGON TRUNK LINE STEVENS MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT ON HIS RETURN FROM THE EAST 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 sotitlica.it 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 IlroncRcestw The crews of the Oregon Trunk J.inc 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. . WHAT IS HAPPENING MliRB. 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 Redmond. 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. LINO TO HBND IKJSSIiJLG. 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 clicc.se, 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 . .....i. trn -. I,-.,...... 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.) THESE ARE BUSY DAYS 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 A FINE EXHIBIT SENT TO BILLINGS Twcntyscvcn Samples Go From Bend (0 Dry Farming Congress. OATS YIELD 9i BU. TO ACRE 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 ON THE POWER DAM. 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, 4 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 "dcserL" 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 congratulation. 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 free. 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. MANY ARE COMING. 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 BUILDING HOMES ON HIGH DESERT Settlers Arc Moving eato Tracts Recently Filed Upon. THREE HOUSES NOW BUILT 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.