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EVERY IN-COMING STAGE IS LOADED DOWN WITH HOME AND INVESTMENT SEEKERS FOR THE BEND COUNTRY NOW, ."WATCH US GROW!1
THE BEND BULLETIN.
IP YOU WANT A MVK
'COME TO BUND."
BUND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1909.
OREGON TRUNK WILL
Surveying Parties Now Loculinj;
REQUIRE ONE YEAR TO UUILD
llxprct to Have Line In Operation to
Madras In IHMoiitha-l he Oregon
Trunk May Connect with l!-
tendon of Hie llurllnjjton.
Several Oregon Trunk survey
parties arc now working along lite
Columbia river between Cclllo and
Tlic Dalles necking the most prac
tical oint at which to bridge the
While it hat been supjKwd ever
since it hccuuic known that the
Great Northern was behind the
Oregon Trunk I.lnc that n bridge
connection across the Columbia
would be made with the North
It.ink Road, the first admUnlon that
such was the plan was nude at the
Oregon Trunk I.lnc offices Satur
day. The Oregon Trunk Line's survey
has now been located from the
mouth of the Deschutes down the
Columbia for a distance of several
miles. The original survey came
out of the Deschutes canyon ntiout
the level of the present 0. It. & N.
main line. In order to get over
the Government ami Moody dam
sites, in the Deschutes canyon,' the
line has been relocated higher
up the bank and now leaves the
mouth of the Deschutes at a point
about 70 feet above the O. H. & N.
main line. South of the present
O. K. & N. bridge across the Des
chutes about half a mile a promon
tory will Ik tunneled. Workmen
nre now boring this tunnel, which
is to be about 800 feet long.
Selection of Bridge Site Difficult.
Paralleling the O. K. & N. Miuth
ward for several mites the Oregon
Trunk Line is higher up the clifTs
of the Columbia river gorge, grad
ually dropping until approximately
.the level or the 0. K. & N. is
reached near Cclllo. 'The selection
of the bridge hitc is a difficult mat
ter, us the current of the Columbia"
is swift in that locality and syste
matic soundings must l mode.
While the point of the crossing
of the Columbia has not been defi
nitely determined, it is now thought
likely the bridge will Iks locatcM
cither near Cclllo or what is known
as I'tve-Milc Run.
It is the intention of the Oregon
Trunk Line builders to have the
road completed nnd in ocration to
Madras within 18 months, or by
about April 1, 1911. The Colum
bia bridge will lc about one year
in building, and it Is the expecta
tion that it will be completed so
that trains can run through be
tween Portland and Madras with
the completion of the road up the
Speed Is Alain Object.
In the Deschutes Canyon speed
In construction work is being given
strong consideration, It is prob
able that, in order to complete the
road within 18 months, the line
will avoid, temporarily, tunnels
that would reduce the curves, In
other words, extensive rock pr
tunnel work will not be permittee!
to delay the completion of the line
if such work can be avoided and
still a good Hue established, Sub
sequently, tunnels' that will straight
en the line nod reduce cost of oper
ation, but whlcl) to build now would
ilehtv opening the road, will be
(IIVIIS NI!V THKOItY.
Oregon Trunk Line May Join Inten
sion of llurlltijctoil Road.
San Francisco, Oct, 9 That J
J. Hill is considering the extension
of the Ilurllugtou Railroad from
Deliver to the Pacific const is stated
by T. B. Walker, n MliiiieiiiutlH
millionaire, iiitcnstcd in Culiloruiu
timber lands, who bus close rela
tions with the railwuy mugnate.
He is quoted as follows;
"In 11 talk c bad recently, Hill told
in that he did not Iwlletr that n line
from Han I'lmicUro north would t of
Kieat mlvilitMite, lull thai the extension
of the HiirlltiKtoii to tlil city, prolmlily
from the end of the Cheyenne or Oucrn
ey branch, would lc. TliU would make
a through Hue from Chicago to Sail
I'rxnclxii, with wlilfli tlicUrrKou Trunk
I.lnc could lx- connected at tome point
hi Northern CallfortiU.
'The tine would give the Iluilington a
ttiarcof the Sacramento valley traffic,
and a feeder might l hulll through the
San Joa'iiln tallcy. With the Oregon
Trunk connection, another line would
I oened to eaateru Watlilugtnu, Idaho
John V, Stevens, president of the
Oregon Trunk, later denied posi
tively that his road was going into
California, at least under the ptes
cut plans, and said that the plans
included no further building than
thut of the surveyed lines in Ore
gon. "I knew Mr. walker for 30
years while I was in Minneapolis,"
said Mr. Stevens, "and while I
know him to be a prominent tim
bcrman, I have never known him
to lc connected with the Hill inter
ests in uuy way.
"This Hiirilugton proposition is
a new one, out It is getting now
so that a-good many reports nu
lling circulated about the Oregon
Trunk, all equally without foun
dation. The Oregon Trunk is not,
however, planning to enter Cali
fornia and we will confine our
operations to Oregon."
Railroad New Notes.
Superintendent of Construction
Ilurdick, for Porter Bros., arrived
in Madras last week from a trip up
Willow Creek canyon, where he
was looking for convenient places
to construct roads down the canyon
for the establishment of construc
tion catlips, Mr. Ilurdick is mak
ing a gcnciat tour of inspection in
this locality, preparatory to In-gin
ning construction in the near fu
The Oregon Trunk I.lnc has let
a contract for bridge timbers, The
Crook County Journal said: This
week M. Toplill iV Company pur
chased a timber claim on uptier
Willow creek and at once entered
into n contract with I.nu Hamilton
for logging the timing and deliver
ing it at the mill site on the claim,
10,000 feet per day for the first few
weeks and 35 000 feet daily there
after until 3,000,000 feet have been
delivered. The machinery for the
sawmill, a big steam outfit, is now
on the way in from Shauiko. The
timbers ate to be from 14 to 20 feel
in length. The contract provides
for their delivery nt any point
along the Oregon Trunk Line right
The Coruett Stage & Stablo Co.
It's tin: mail line, the only direct
stage line from Shauiko to Silver
Lake, by the way of Priucville and
Uetid. Stopover privileges
tickets good until used.
Irrigated Land f-'or Sale.
Forty acres fine irrigated alfalfa
laud for sale, and relinquishment
on 1 Co-acre homestead adjoining,
For particulura address W, care
The Uullctiu. 3o-tf,
D. I. & P. CO. SUES
DRAKE FOR $50,000
Allege Damage Due to Document
Piled at Washington.
ALLEGATIONS ARE PALSE
ihelilg Irrigation Company Urcomes
Axgrraaorln Suit to Collect Large
Sum from A. At. Drake, Claim
ing Intent to Injure It.
The D. I. & P. Co. has filed a
complaint in the circuit court of
Crook county 11 gainst A. M. Drake
asking judgment against him to
the extent of 550,000 and for costs
The action was caused by the
fact that the defendant had filed
tvith the Department of the Inter
ior a statement charging the irri
gation company with fraud in con
nection with the securing of its
Itcnhnm Palls segregation, and
making other allegations against
the company. The D. I. & P. Co.
claims that Drake's statements arc
false and that it has been damaged
thereby to the extent of 550,000
which it will attempt to collect in
MANY LI.TTBRS RECEIVED.
Ilach Day's Alall firings Numerons In-
qulrles to the Hoard of Trade.
The Bend Hoard of Trade is in
receipt of n letter from John I
Springer, traveling freight and
passenger agent of the Great North
ern Kailwuv, thanking the Board
for the quickness with which it
gathered and forwarded an exhibit
for the Dry Parralng Congress at
Hillings, and far the spirit of "hus
tle" displayed thereby. Several
hundred of the leaflets gotten out
by the Hoard have been tcut to
Hillings for distribution at the
The secretary received 40 letf's
last week from inquirers, all of
which have been answered. A list
q( several thousand names of per
sons iutcrcstcd iti Central Oregon
was ulsa received from the Oregon
An instance of the results that
come from sending literature and
writing letters to the persons named
in these lists is shown by the fact
that the Merrill & Wilkinson Com
pany has received 50 answers to
the letters they wrote to these per
The secretary of the Hoard, Geo
Putnam, has nu illustrated arti
cle in last week's Pacific Home
stead descriptive more particularly
of the dry-farming homestead np-
porttiuitics in this section. Anoth
er article, dealing with our irrigated
lauds will upcar in the Homestead
later. The Homestead bus a sworn
circulation of 13,608, which gives
some idea of the value of these arti
cles as advertisements for the Heud
The Hoard is receiving many In
quiries in regard to irrigated land
.here, which arc being answered. by
letters and by mailing D. I, & P.
Co, literature to the inquirer.
Hcnd Real Estate Is Active.
Last week Hunter & Stnats .sold
the lot north of the bunk building
to L. P. Swift of Seattle, the con
sideration being tji,ooo, This is
the lot ou which Hunter & Stoats
Intended to put up a uew building
for a town hall, with office rooms
in the second story. It is under
stood Mr. Swift will erect n build
on the lot along substantially the
same lines. Mr. Swift also bought
40 acres of ditch land ndjoiuing the
Voting tract northeast of town. He
expects to move to Ucnd in about a
TWO SUITS AOAINST COUNTY.
C. C. McNeilly, First Court Home Con
tractor, Suet on Default of Contract.
Two suits have been filed against
Crook county and will probably be
heard at the section of the circuit
court now sitting at Priucville. C.
C. McNeilly, who was the original
contractor on the new court house,
sues the county for $3,700, as the
balance due him on his contract.
It will be remembered that McNeilly
failed to complete the work. The
county court claimed that the
foundation, which McNeilly built,
was not properly constructed, and
they held back $3,700 from the
amount stipulated in the contract.
He now sues to collect that amount.
The other suit was filed by A. If.
Lippman. Lippman submitted a
bid for ccrtaiu furniture for the new
court house which was lower than
the one accepted by the court, and
he claims that the contract should
have been given him. The county
court states that Lippman's bid
was in such shape that it could not
have been accepted, as its wording
was uncertain and practically de
void cf specifications as to quality
A New Firm.
The Hcnd Investment Company
is a new real estate firm which has
opened an office in Hend, in the
building formerly occupied by the
bakery. The company has offices
both at Hcnd and Bcllingham,
Wash. The local office will be in
charge of H. A. Herkman, who re
cently moved here from Belling
ham. A llartalfl In Land.
For sale, at less than company
prices So acres of irrigated land.
Close to town, partly improved.
Can be had for part cash and bal
ance on time with approved secur
ity. Address X care of Bulletin.
One Moment. Please!
The citizen who sneers at his own
The- citizen who belittles local en
terprises. The citizen who scoffs at homo im
provements. Tho citizen who buys his housohold
goods by mail.
Tho citizen who gets his job print
ing done outsido.
That man's THE TOWN BUSTER.
ASKS CITY FOR
Louis Doonar Wants to Put In
Lijjht and Power Plant.
WOULD BEGIN WORK SOON
Agrees to Have Plant In Operation
Not Later Than a Year K the Fran
chlae fs Granted and if Not De
layed by Injunctions.
Louis Doonar of Princville, vice
president and manager of the Pio
neer Telegraph & Telephone Com
pany, has applied to the city coun
cil of Bend for a franchise to in
stall an electric light and power
plant in this place and sell elec
tricity for lighting and power pur
poses. The application for the
franchise was read for the first
time at the council meeting of last
week. The law requires two read
ings before action may be taken.
Mr. Doonar agrees, if a franchise
Is granted him, to begin work on
installing an electric light plant
within 90 days and to have the
same in operation within one year
from the date of the granting of
the franchise, provided he is not
hindered or restrained by injunc
tion or other legal proceedings.
The sentiment of the council in
regard to granting or refusing the
franchise is not apparent as no
great amount of discussion has yet
been given it. Mr. Doonar's ap
plication is in the usual form,
which asks for a perpetual fran
chise without compensation to the
city. Some of theatdermen have
expressed themselves as believing
that if the franchise U granted it
should be limited to 20 or 25 years
and that the city should receive a
remuneration for the privilege.
A franchise similar to the one ap
plied for by Mr. Doonar was grant
ed in the early history of the city
to the Bend Water, Light & Power
Company and is still held by that
corporation. It has installed a
water system, but no light or power
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Two genuine "Bob White" quails
a mail and a female were sceu
on Garden Row last Friday. These
little game birds are welcome vis
itors to this section, and hunters
should refrain from shootiug them
in order that they may multply
and stock the country.
Dr. I. L. Scofield, A. A. Al-
dridge and Armond Shearer left
yesterday for the vicinity of Sparks
lake, near Broken Top. Johnnie
Edward reports that he saw five
bears there in one day last week,
and these bold hunters are going
after one or more of them.
The following from Chas. Reed,
who left here lant Wednesday In
Prank Bunten's auto, is self ex
planatory: "Left Embody at 7 a.
m.; took dinner at Keuoiona at
12:30; arrived at Shaniko at 6:20
p. in. How is that for a tecord?
That driver is a peach. All well
Chas. S. Reed." Silver Lake
The bridge crew under County
Commissioner Uayley returned the
luller part of the week from repair
ing the bridge built during the
summer on the upper river. The
current had undermined the piers
and the bridge had sagged a foot or
two. This was corrected by driv
ing in piles, and the bridge is in
first class condition now.
That apples will grow in the
Bend country has bee amply dem
onstrated this season. A young
orchard on the Sam Wiebl place
near Sisters produced quite a num
ber of apples, which matured and
were of the best quality. Apples
also matured in the young orchard
on the old experiment farm.
Many boxes of apples will be pro
duccd around Bend within the next
few years as the numerous young
orchards come into bearing.
Tom Roberts, foreman at the P.
B. D. Co.'s sawmill, received a
very painful and quite series la-
jury Monday afternoon. Is esc
place in the mill a shaft revolves a
few inches above a large tiaber,
and a set screw extends from the
shaft two or three inches directly
over the timber. Roberts acci
dentally slipped his foot beneath
this shaft, and the revolving set
screw inflicted a bad wound in bis
left foot, cutting the foot and toes
This is what the Bend baseball
boys will bring home with thera
from Princville: "The baseball
cup to be awarded by the board of
management of the Crook County
Fair has arrived and in all its splen
dor b on exhibition in the window
of W. Frank Petett's jewelry store.
This cup is engraved "Crook Coun
ty Baseball Championship, 1909."
It stands 14 inches high on as-iach
ebony base. It is a $20 silver cup
and should stimulate the best ef
forts of the baseball boys." Jour
nal. The following extract from a
Winona, Minn., paper tells of the
death of a brother of our townsmen,
George and E. P. Brosterhous:
Louis Brosterhous was born in Rot
llngstone, Sept 22, 1872, and died
Oct. 4, 1909. He was a resident of
Winona until nine years ago when
he left for North Dakota. He Is
survived by his mother and five
brothers, George, Charles and Ed
ward of Oregon, Henry and Joseph
of North Dakota and two sisters,
Mrs. Francis McNutt and Miss
Tillie Brosterhous. The funeral
was held from St. Joseph's church,
Rev. Father J. Meier officiating.
Interment was made in St. Mary's
A. B. Buck of Seattle, Wash.,
was a visitor In town the latter part
of the week. Mr. Buck was very
much pleased with Bend and its
prospects and will invest in proper
ty here. He said that with our
climate, timber wealth, water pow
er, irrigated and dry farming lands
we certainly would have a fine
country and a large and prosperous
city at Bend. Mr. Buck has lived
in Washington 20 years and has
traveled over the state during all
that time. He has seen the Wen
atchee, Yakima and other famous
irrigated lands in Washington de
velop from raw sagebrush country,
and he says that Bend with its ad
jacent resources, has all of them
"skinned" from what they were la
One span of mares, wagon and
harness. luquire of Bulletin. 32-3