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IV YOU WANT A LIVtf
"COMK TO BUND."
MIND, ORKOON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1909.
IS TALKED OF
Agitation Started for City lm
CITY COUNCIL TAKES ACTION
General Opinion that Rend Should Ue
glfl to Prepare (or Coming Rapid
Growth-Pour Streets Will Do
Put In Uetter Condition.
A very commendable move linn
been matted by iiend business men
had property owners, looking to
ward the grading and rcparing of
certain of the city's main streets.
The matter of better streets has
occupied the mimW of Iknd people
to some extent for some time and
during the past week it has been
much talked of by everyone. The
Improvements to be made include
the grading, leveling ami graveling
of (he streets named in the follow
log report of the proceedings of the
city council meeting last night. It
is estimated that the work outlined
can be accomplished at a cost not
exceeding 50c per front foot 011 the
property adjoining the streets to be
Without doubt Ilend Is iu line
for it rapid growth during the cow
ing year and it is deemed impera
tive that everything possible should
lc dose by our city authorities to
make the town as presentable to the
many new-comers as may be, and
with this in view the city council
set the ball rolling last sight.
Cewtctt Takes Action.
At the meeting of the city council last
night a rtsolutlon was pssscd Instructing
that the service of a competent engineer
la- at once. secured to establish grade
line ami to furnish the Committee on
Strecta, Public Way and Sewers with all
necessary data and tIna as to the
amount of materials lo (w moved and the
approximate ctMt of the whole work of
grading unit graveling the following
street: Wall street, from the southern
to the northern line of the platted town,
tile of Ilcuil 1 Ikiml atrcet. from the south
crn line of town-site to the norlliern lite
of Nevada street ami Greenwood avenue;
Oregon street, from Wall atrcet lo Tenth
street, thence on Tenth ttreet to It In.
terscctlou with Ohio atreet, aud Ohio
ttreet from the wesleily lluo of towmlte
to the eait side of Iu intersection with
Other CawmcH Pr-Keedtngs.
Other business waa transacted by the
council, a follow:
The Committee on Street, Public
Way and Sewers wm Instructed to or
der the removal of the pine tree now
standing In the middle of the sidewalk
in from of K. A. Sathcr's store. Owing
to danger to team and wdcstrlatis, the
committee waa also Instructed to order
the Immediate removal from all pul
He street and sidewalks, all Implements,
tool, or other obstruction of ny kind.
The mayor was Instructed tn Interview
all person or firm doing business on
Sunday aud request them to close their
respective place of business on Sunday,
In accordance with the law,
RIVAL ROADS ARE RACINa.
Uagcr to Reach Central Ore gen with
LhtM of Steel RaHs.
A special from the railroad camps
at the mouth of the, Deschutes says
that with track-laying commenced
oh the Harriman road ou the east
bank of the Deschutes canyon and
the Oregon Trunk Line contractors
working at night on the grade on
the west bank, a race to determine
which railroad shall be the first to
reach Central Oregon Is apparently
All day long blasts touched off on
one side of the canyon or the other
reverberate from side to side aud
across the Columbia to the gaunt
hills beyond and back again. Musts,
from the Oregon Trunk Line work
are heard at all hours of the night.
Railroad transportation of its own
aud the earlier establishment iu the
field of contractors at this point has
given the Harriman line an ndvnn
tage In commencing trnck.layiug.
Ltit Friday n trnck-Iaylug ma
chine wns put at work at the ma
terial yards, one mile cast of this
point, where the Deschutes road
leaves the main Hue of the O. R.
The track Is now laid for a dia
tance of one aud one-half miles and
the track men say thnt ten miles
will be laid by the first of the year.
In the material yards arc rails
now ou hand sufficient to lay 34
miles of track, aud ties are piled up
iu sufficient numbers to correspond,
while kegs of spikes, angle bars,
galvanized iron culverts, bridge
timbers and other construction ma
tetlals arc scattered in piles over
several Acres of ground.
Ten mitts of track will carry the
Harriman line's work to a point
where some of the heavier bridge
work begins and will permit the
shipping iu of materials by rail, aud
promote faster construction in that
locality. The Harriman road is
laying steel rails of the 75-pound
continuous joint type, the same as
are uow in use ou the O R. & N.
ORKOON TRUNK MRIDQB.
WIH Cross Columbia or Natural Bridge
Site Near CeWo Station.
What might lc termed a natural
bridge site for crossing a stream of the
magnitude of the Columbia river Iu
been selected by the Oregon Trunk line
engineer for building the connecting
link between the Dcchutes Central Ore
gon road and the Spokane, Portland Ac
Seattle railroad. The bridge across the
Columbia will be located definitely at
the point referrt-d to, unless unforsecn
complications arise, such a objection
by the government to the crossing of the
The place named Is about one mite
west of Cclilo Italian and a bridge can
be constructed there with etcry pier on
dry rock, high above the surface of the
water except during the spring freshet,
or nine mouths of the year.
The sight selected has been approved
by Civil ItngluccrModJcskl, of Portland,
who is the chief bridge engineer for the
Oregon Trunk line, and the data ha
lecu forwarded to him by the engineer
of the local charge o that the estimates
of the cost of the bridge nuy be pre
pared and plan submitted to the War
Department for approval.
Pive span will cross five channel of
the river aud several deck spans will
complete the bridge, the distancc'from
the Trunk Una grade on the south side
of the river to the S. P. & 8. grade be
ing jHoo feet. The longest of the spans
will he JJo feet and the others will be
from 130 lo I Ho 'feet. The crossing of
the Cclilo canal, now under construction
will le at an elevation of 35 Icet and the
channels of the river will be spanned at
a height of about 73 feet. The crossing
of the O. R. & N. tracks will be over
Bend Real Batate on Alove.
Bend real estate is certainly look
ing up these days. Many lots arc
changing hands at advancing
prices aud the "knowing ones" arc
eagerly swapping their hard cash
lor residence and business sites.
During the past 10 days Hunter
& Staats have sold 50 lots In their
Deschutes additlou, selling n to
one person uloue, Mrs, AuneMallne
of Prinevlllc. These lots arc sell
ing at $125 for inside lots aud $175
for comer lots. Residence lots iu
Rend arc selling at from 350 to
500 aud business lots up to $1,000
Two bay horses, one bruuded 4
on left shoulder -and one branded
W on left shoulder; both have
roached manes, One has a few
white spots qu back and both shod
iu front. Came to my place about
September t, 1909. Owner can
get same by paying pasture and
feed bill and this notice,
For Sale Shares in Swalley
ditch. Homk Land Co.
Seven Offices Are to Be Pilled
NO CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED
Mayor, Three Councllmen, Recorder,
Treasurer and City Marshal to lie
Chosen Near Deer Question
Will Also Ho Voted Upon.
The next city election in Dend
will be held on December 7th, that
date being the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in December, the
time designated for the holding of
the regular election, and already
considerable speculation is being
indulged iu as to what men will be
chosen to take the place of the offi
cers whose terms expire on that
As Rend is just entering upon a
period of rapid growth and expan
sion, the importance of selecting
good, sound, capable men is very
apparent. Men with business abil
ity and foresight, who can wisely
decide the questions of importance
which are sure to arise, arc what is
needed. An office on the Bend city
council will hereafter be an impor
tant oue, iu all probability, and the
efficiency of that body should not
be allowed to deteriorate. There is
plenty of good material in sight
from which to select officers and it
behooves every voter iu the city to
take part in an effort to elect the
There are seven offices to be
filled, as follows: Mayor, three
councllmen, recorder, treasurer,
and city marshal. The council
men whose terms expire are S. C.
Caldwell. C. M. Red field and Anton
Aunc. The other retiring officer
arc mayor, J. D. "Davidson; re
corder. H. C. Ellis; treasurer, H.
J. Ovcrturf, and and city marshal,
Homer Boggcss. The councilmcn
Who hold over are J. N. Hunter,
"Jack" Kelley and Tom Triplctt
So far as can be learned no aspir
ing candidates have yet announced
themselves for office.
The city council at its meeting
last night ordered the following
question placed ou the city ballot
"Shall the sate of what Is commonly
known as necr-beer, or any substitute
therefor, be permitted within the city of
lienor' vote yes or no.
Judge and clerks of the comlne elec
tion were appointed as follows: Indues
Millard trlplctt chairman; R. G
Sturgeon and Theodore Aune. Clerks
Tumau). Nov, 14. Severn! Inches of
snow, the first of the season, fell tiere
yesterday. Tut was unusually early (or
such a uow.
Ml Umm Spoo of this placo I con
fined to her room with an attack of
jack Wittier made a business trip to
Ceo. W. Wlmer & Son are contem
plating butchering some line beef soon,
which they will deliver to their old
patrons at Iknd.
Dr. Van Snyder of North Yakima,
Wash,, was business caller at Tumalo
one day last week.
Mrs. I.. I. Winter left Prldav for Port-
laud in company with W, P. Myers and
wife of IXdlew, where she will remain
during the winter.
I. It, Wlmer is expecting to make a
business trip to the Valley soon.
Water was turned out of both the
Wlmer & Wooley ditch and the C S. 1.
Co. illicit ou account of the snow.
J. W. Baker aud P. V, Swisher re
turned from Madras and Cove Prlday
bringing back some fine fruit. Cove ap
ples are equal to the Hood River or
Rogue River product.
Mr. Jack Wimer expects to leave this
week for Olendale, Douglas county, to
spend the winter with her parents, Mr.
aud Mrs. A. Umphlett of that place.
An Interesting Collection.
For some yeors Rev. Mitchell
has been collecting something in
the way of a museum. He has a
fair start iu the way of polished
wood, petrified wood, Crook coun
ty furs, Indian curios and guns
Lately Mr George Jones presented
him with three interesting sjK-ci-mens,
a Civil war Colt's revolver,
an old time horse pistol and a
Spanish machete, the two guns
provided with adjustable ramrods.
Also wlille in Seattle, Admiral
Rodgcrs, commandant of the navy
yard at Bremerton, presented him
with some valuable relics from the
battle ship Oregon. This splendid
war ship is now under repair aud
Unusually Early Snow.
The Bend country was visited by
an unusually severe snow storm
and "cold snap" the first of the
week, the worst in six years this
eorly in the winter. Five inches
of snow fell and Sunday night the
thermometer registered 4 degrees
below zero, faix years ago this
section was visited by a similar
Monti, but the snow went off at
once, the weather moderated and
for the remainder of the winter until
far into February, beautiful weath
er was experienced.
Attracting Much Attention.
The exhibits of the Bend public
schools which took first prir.es at
the Crook county fair are on dis
play iu the show window of the
Merrill Drug Co., aud furnish an
interesting study. The maps of
the geography classes, as well as
the work in some of the other de
partments, are remarkable for their
perfectness. The exhibit as a whole
shows unusual effort and diligent
work on the part of both pupils and
Fine Table Carrots.
Howard Splning brought some
mammoth carrots to The Bulletin
office the last of the week which
were remarkable not only for their
size but for their fine quality.
They were perfectly smooth and
free from the crar-ks and small
branching roots so common to the
very large carrots aud rutabagas
Mr. Spining raited a good crop of
potatoes, carrots, etc., this year, on
bis farm northeast ot town.
Rev. Tohn Lewtas. Traveler.
Lecturer and Evangelist, will com
mence this Wednesday evening, a
series of meetings iu the Bend
church. Mr. Lewtas just com
pleted a mouth's very successful
meetings in Prineville.
Mr. Lewtas is nn extensive trav
eler, having crossed the Atlantic
ocean five times, conducting meet-
tics iu Uuglaml, Ireland aud
Wules. He has visited France,
Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey,'
Syria, The IIolv Laud, and Egypt
He is an intensely interesting
speaker, a '.mined soloist, and a re
fined scholarly gentlemen. All are
welcome to euch of the services.
each evening at 7:30.
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Western Pacific is Head
ing This Way.
HILL IS THE POWER BEHIND.
Lines Will Give Central and Southern
Oegon Connection With Both Pert
tandand San Francisco Con
nect with Hast Also.
Interesting developments' in the
Central Oregon railroad field have
taken place during the past week.
It has transpired that another trans
continental line, the Western Pa
cific, in which J. J. Hill and asso
ciates are heavily interested, is
planning to cross through the Bend
country. The Western Pacific
will operate its trains over the Ore
gon Trunk Line, and into Portland
over the North Bank road.
"White the Western Pacific wilt have
no financial interest iu the Oregon Trunk
Line railroad, it will possess all essential
privileges of an independent railroad
line operating over that road," said a
Pacific Coast railroad man In Portland
last Thursday. "A I understand it the
present line of the Nevada. California &
Oregon will be used from its junction
with the Western Pacific near Honey
Lake, Cat., northward to its present ter
minus at Alturas, which is in the south
cud of the Goose Lake valley. Prom
that point the line will be extended to
"Lakeview to meet the Oregon Trunk
Through Geese Lake VaKey.
'The N. C. & O. is already built and
operating into Alturas, which U but
fifty mile south of Lakeview, Or., and
the intervening distance offers a fine
route and easy grade through the Goose
I,ake valley, with very large tonnage
awaiting a railroad. In that valley pri
vate capital is now developing an irri
gation project that wiU water some
150,000 acres of extremely productive
land, and this i an attractive field for
railroad construction. The business of
this field would be competitive between
Portland and San I'rancisco merchant."
More than a ) ear ago lid win Gould,
in the midst of the financial trouble of
Western Pacific, pubticaly stated at Los
Angeles tint the Western Pacific would
build through Oregon Into Portland,
"in the uear future." The prediction
is now to be made good, but through
the agency of the Hill deal in the West
Line From Lakeview.
The line from Lakeview northward
will undoubtedly come through the Sum
mer Lake and Silver Lake valley, and
across the Port Rock country to con
nect with the new projected line ot the
Oregon Trunk from the Columbia river
to Madras aud Bend. This route has
not been openly claimed by the Oregon
Trunk, but the Harriraau people ran out
the line three year ago anil made a per
manent survey for a line over this route
as tho best one that waa to be found
from Lakeview northward.
The project verifies tlus reported large
purchases of lauds by Oregon Trunk
line officials in the Goose Lake valley
and at various points between Lakeview
and Madras, while it Is, a significcnt fact
that they have made no purcltases Jti
the Klamath basin, 70 miles! to the west
ward of the Goose Lake valley.
Junction m OWarBla.
This verifies the reported rcmodlbig
of the Nevada, Cullforuia&Orrgon Line,
to make a junction with the Western
Pacific iu northeastern California at a
well selected point, located with a view
to securing the Kcst grades nnd the sav
ing of construction of additional track
age. At this point the main Iijic of the
Wekteru Pacific turus duo south for a
distance of 30 miles, and a.1 ujxiIjU called
Chitcoot i( veers west through Heckwlth
pass and thence soulhwa id to Oakland
ami San I'rancisco,
The effect of such a developipect ot
the railroad series of south Centrvl Ore
gon, it Is poiuted out, would be tcrjdace
that whole region In closer touch with
San I'rancisco than with Portland, as to
distance, but It I believed that the level
grade of the Deschutes river route would
more than offset the question in favor of
Portland as trade center.
Rushing; Work on Oregon Trunk.
Madras. Or., Nov. 12. Construction
started on the Oregon Trunk this morn
ing at the mouth of Willow creek. W.
II Porter, who ha the contract for the
work from Madras down Willow creek
to Trout creek, i in Madras, and Is
nuperintendlng the work. Division
Kngineer Hickman, whose work reaches
from Trout creek to Redmond, is also
here and is devoting his time to harry
ing construction work on the Hill road.
Engineer McVicker, who is located at
Madras, yesterday received order to
divide hi crew and rush cross section
work on the line down Willow creek so
that the line may be in readiness for
construction gangs. Bridge carpenters
arrived In Madras last nicbt and are to
be put to work at once building ware
house and other building for nc of the
Oregon Trunk at this place. After this
work is completed they will be employed
in constructing trestles in this vicinity.
The Oregon Trunk line has opened its
commissary departmental this place and
supplie are already arriving tor the use
of construction crew. Official of the
Oregon Trunk are hopefnl of rushing
construction in this vicinity to the great
eat possible limit and to that end say
they expect to have 3000 men employed
between Trout creek and Madras within
Oregon Trunk In Harney County.
The Harney County News of last week
lus the following:
"There is no longer any doubt that
the Oregon Trnnk Railroad, which is
operating so sctivcly up the Deschutr
river, is the real power behind the move
ments which have been in progress in
this county and Malheur for two months.
The News has been aatlMied of this front
the inception of the movement and was
fully convinced of it this week by learn
ing that expense vouchers endorsed by
the Oregon Trunk were paid in Sums
The assurance tttst the Oregon Trnnk
people. Who are known to be hocked by
the great developer, tame J, Hitt, are
actively interested in tMs enterprise,
makes welcome new.
"It means that Harney coanly per
haps next yrar will see the building of
the Hill line east and west through it,
and it probably means also a parallel
line by the Harriman interests, which
are never asleep when important terri
tory is to be invaded "
Prom all indications it Is almost cer
tain that Central Oregon is to have an
cast and west Hue, as welt as a north and
Rosuand. Nov. 14. We are enjoying
the luxury of about six inches of tnow
snd zero weather these day. Hurrah
Dad Trobee bas frozen up for the win
ter or in other words, will not carry the
mall up to Crescent any more this winter.
Miss Laurel Schults moved onto her
homestead Saturday. She Is also having
a good hood erected.
W. G. Pordham will commence teach
inc in the Paulina Prairie school Tues
day. New school furniture for the two
new schools In the. district have arrlveu
in Shaniko and will soon be installed.
Mrs. Cook has returned from her trlD
up an Crooked river. She must have
had a good tiuie at she was wearing
very goou smtie wnen seen last.
Pumke Stone Wonted.
The Department of Mining of
the University of Oregon, Eugene,
has receked inquiries concerning
deposits of pumice stone in Oregon.
Anyone owning such deposits who
desires to dispone of them should
consult Professor F. L. Barker,
Kugene, Oregon. Sample of the
pumice stone can be submitted by
mail, a few ounces being a sufficient
amount. 36 37.
Strayed or Stolen.
A yearling Jersey bull, branded
on left hip witliiL, disappeated from
the Rowlee raucb ou Nov. 9. Suit
able reward will be given for any
information leadiug lo the recovery
of the animal.
W. P. Downing,
36tf Bend, Or.
The Bend Concert Baud will give
a big dunce iu Lara's hall Thanks
giving night. See hills soon.
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WANTED50 cords of 4-foot
dry Juniper wood1; Must be on the
road between lkndraid Oneil. An
swer stating price. rJkx 141, Bcud,