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BF.ND, OKKOON, WF.DNF.SDAY, DF.CKMBKR 15, 1909.
BEND CITY COUNCIL
MAKES TAtf LEW
Will Need 10 Mills for Hxpcnscs
of Year of 1910.
ASSUSSUl) VALUATION $298,782
Utnd'a Property Stows an Increase ol
Over Four Time tho Amount
Listed In 1908 Hcnrinmlcal
Record by Present Council.
The assessable valuation nf Ilcnl
property for the year 1909 U $39H,
781. Last evening the city council
met and votctl n levy of 10 mill 011
this valuation Thin the new ccnii
cil will have $3,987 Hi with which
lo meet the expense and Improve
incuts of the city during 1910, as
suming that the tuxes'wlll I paid
In full which In never the choc.
Last year's valuation was .?(,
88s nnil the levy 15 mill. Thus
the Increase In Bcnd'a proerty
valuation la over four time wliat
It wan In 1908. Thin allowing la
partly due lo the raising of valu
ation on some procrty, hut Mayor
Davidson Httya thli ha Iktcii done
in only a few cases, nioitt of the In
crease being due to the listing of
new procrty. The assessable
properly and levy for the past five
yearn Is as follows:
Vr Valuation lvr
l$ W'J ,13 mills
6 i.... v"3 7 "
i'y'7.... 7.37ft ' "
I'A 7o.iUlj ij '
l'9 'A7& 10 "
II. I. Ovcrlurf, city treasurer,
aubmittetl the following report,
which shows a balance on hand of
$307. 34. Thta i a very good
allowing when ft U considered that
when the present administration
took charKc of affairs there was a
deficit of JM.j0.15.
citv YaKAauana'a aiiroaT.
January I, iv, to Drcemtwr ij, 19119.
Jan. 1, 19119, outnlintllnK warrants
l'fV'lK ' t iH 5
t.lcctlx on shows ... 6
l.lfriiw on Ttlillrr. d
l.lrriitr nil immiI mix)
Mllanl lulls clgsr
storrs, rtc lot so
Kale o cemetery lots, 6 to
KiH tar Hjj j
Total rrrdjiU........ 97 3
Total illitiiitMiiiriitaon warrant
picMiitol 7A5 18
lUUnre in ttraitiry ,f J07 34
During Hie year there have been
no arrest In llcnd and only $38.50
cxicnded for police service.
The assessable valuation of prop
crty iti the lleud school district foi
1909 fa 775.99?. and the hcIiooI
board ha levied a tax of 10 mills.
RlUK MRN INJUKUD.
One Will Dlo ami Three Other Badly
Hurt by Dynamlle HxplosloH.
I'our men were seriously injured
on Tuesday night of Inst week in
the Calahnu construction camp
situated below the mouth of Porter
Spring Canyon, the accident hav
lug been due to u delayed explosion
of dynamite. One man was no
badly Injured that he will not live.
The other three will recover.
The men were employed as a
rock gang on the night shift, and
were blasting In a tunnel which is
being cut for the purpose of cluing
lug the course of Trout creek
They hud prepared three blasts at
this time, lighting them all at once,
mid had gone on the outside of the
tunnel until after the explosion.
Two ol the churges were distinctly
heard and the men walled for a few
minutes expecting to hcur the other
charge, but as the weather was
very cold and thinking ierhaps two
blunts had gone off at tlie same
time, they started back into the
tunnel and one of the men was
nearly Aiver the thlid charge when
it exploded This man's injuries
are extiemely crlom, his condition
being such Hint lie cannot tHisslbly
recover. Another iiihii being close
to the first, was also seriously in
jured, but It Is not thought his
wounds will prove Intnl. Tin
other two men, being a little farthci
in the rt'iir, were badly Cut and
bruised by the flying rock.
The Madias Pioneer Hay a ines
ftciigcr was Immediately sent to re
cure medical aid at thut place- 1.
miles distant and Dr. Kettle, rest
dent physician for the Dcschutc
KuilriHil, started at once for tin
scene, nnd made the Injured men
us comfortable us tmsMhtc uiidei
the circtimstniicc. The two mort
seriously injured men were started
on the road lo Sliuulku, at an carh
hour the next morning, to grt then
to the rullroud company's hospital
at Craas Volley.
Culahun is a subcontractor mulct
Twohy Bros, and is working on
the Harriman line.
EASTERN PEOPLE WILL
COME TO BEND COUNTRY
Sioux Halls Hanker Saya Hundreds ol
Settlers Will Como In Cnok County
Neat Spring Mend and Deschutes
Valley .Much Advertised.
Although at the time of the year
when travel is at its lowest ebb, in
dications of the tremendous influx
of new settler, investors and busi
ness men who will invade Bend and
the Deschutes country during the
coming year arc already apparent,
principally at Shauiko where be
lated passengers on the Columbia
Southern were held up for several
days last week on account of the
Hotels ut the terminus nf the
railroad arc overcrowded with new.
comets. Almost without exception
those arriving nt this time of the
year ate enrnute to Crook county.
The. one topic of conversation is
Bend and the Deschutes valley.
That the latter arc fast gaining,
nation-wide publicity is indicated
by the trend of conversation among
those waiting for conveyances lo
bring them into the interior. Last
week K. W. Shaffer, of Sioux Fulls,
So. Dak., was one of those who
spent a couple of days at Shauiko
during the blixard which raged in
that section. Mr. Shaffer hnd
come direct from the eastern cit
where he is engaged in the bunking
and real estate business, lie said:
"We jicoplc back Hast arc hear
ing a great deal of Central Oregon,
particularly the Deschutes region
and rejKitts have been so favorable
thut many jwople with whom I urn
acquainted arc planning lo become
permanent residents of Crook coun
ty this coming year. Many ol
them have hold their wheal (arms
and ate arranging to come curly In
the spring, along with the rest of
the tide of new settlers which will
spring up in a hundred different
sedlious of the Hnst in 1910 nnd
head for the Deschutes.
"I believe the Deschutes valley
nnd. llcnd urc the two bcM adver
tised districts on the Pacific Slope
today, outside of California which,
of course, has been in the hands ol
publicity bureaus for n great many
years. Hut the Immigrutioii into
the Deschutes valley next year,
will make up for loss of time if the
interest taken in the region buck
Hast and the present plans of ninny
to come here count for anything "
Mr. Shaffer was only one of
several do7.cu at Shuniko lust week
waiting for stages or other means
of travel to come in to Crook coun
ty. He stated that after a visit to
Prluevillc utid Behd he Would te
turn to Sioux Falls to come again
In the spring with a large party,
Horse, harness mid huckbonrd
cheap. Box 120, Bend Ore. jStf
The Dry Farming Exhibit Sent From Bend.
Hl'KassssHP iTi J L.ft!jT V ' 'IML
THK abovejs an illustration of the dry farming exhibit assembled at
Bend, a 'photograph of which was taken just !eforc the exhibit was
packed and forwarded to the recent International Dry Farming
Congress at Billings, Mont. All these products were grown without ir
rigation in this vicinity, and were a part of the famous exhibit from the
DeM'htitcs Valley, which captured so many prizes at the Congress, In
eluding the large silver cup given by J. J. Hill for the best exhibit from
Oregon, besides numerous other minor prizes. In the above illustration
arc entries which took three first prir.es
Tlie'jcopIc of this section naturally feel proud of the record their
products made at the Congress, when it is considered that the prizes
were won over exhibits from Montana, Washington, Idaho, Colorado
and Canada. It is further evidence that the Deschutes Valley is des
tined lo become one of the garden spots of the Northwest.
WILL RECLAIM 2,000 ACRES
Homesteaders Will Take Out Canal
From Pall River.
During September L. D. Wicst
surveyed and located a canal from
Fall river, a tributary of the Des
chutes having its confluence with
that river about 35 miles south of
Bend, to a point neat Spring river,
where it flows into the Deschutes
about 18 miles south of Bend. Fol
lowing the location, maps were pre
pared and in connection with an
application for a water right, were
tiled in the slate engineer's office.
The permit for the use of the
waters from Fall river having been
granted and signed by the state
engineer as asked for in the appli
cation, a company to be known as
the Fall River Irrigation Company
will be organized in the near future
nnd construction will begin during
the summer of 1910. The permit
as granted includes watyr for irri
gation of home 3,000 acres of laud
and for domestic purposes.
The land to be irrigated is located
between the mouth of Fall river on
the south and Spring river 011 the
north, on the west side ol the Des
chutes, the surface being 'almost
level, and having a gentle slope to
wards the north and cast. The
HARRIMAN SURVEYORS TO WORK SOUTH OF REDMOND.
The Hnrrimnn engineers now stationed In Central Oregon are daily expecting to receive orders
to commence surveying a Due southward from Redmond through this section oud on to' connect with
the hue building north trom Klamath Falls. The Bulletin has received this information during the
past week and it comes from a most reliable hource, the authenticity of which can not be doubted.
This news simply confirms Bend people in the belief, which they have held for many moons,
that the Harriman line now building up the Deschutes would not establish a terminus at any point in
Central Ori'gon. The only loglcul'thiug is for that road to be extended southward to connect with the
Klamath Falls road, and thus give the Harriman system a through line from Sn Francisco to Portland
east of the Cnscade mountains, thus, avoiding the heavy grades and expensive floods ami washouts ou
the west side of the mountains,
This announcement is of special interest to Bend and vicinity as It means that we will have com
peting roads, 11 luctor of much importance in building up a new couutry.
soil is composed of volcanic ash and
pumice, enriched by the decay for
years from a dense growth of jack
The cultivation and irrigation of
the same quality of soil in the same
vicinity has proved that it will pro
duce immense crops of timothy hay
nud vegetables. A remarkable
feature of this project is that there
will be no waste land whatever be
tween the canal and the river, as
there are no high ridges and no
The lauds included under the
system are owned or held by an
energetic class of homesteaders,
and the company will be organized
and the capital stock owned entire
ly by them. Among these home
steaders arc: M: J. Main, John
Usher, A. D Lewis, John Peters,
Joe Hoffman, Bob Bowser and
The main canal, being located on
a light grade, will be eight feet
wide on the bottom, two feet d"ep
and six miles long
KENWOOD TO BE PLATTED.
Now Addition to Bend's Residence
Kenwood is to be the name of
the newest addition to the residence
portion of Bend. The tract, which
lies just across the Deschutes, con
tains 80 acres and will be platted as
soon , as sufficient snow is off the
ground to permit the engineers to
complete the survey. It is expect
ed that the work of laying pff the
streets and lots will be finished in
time for the plat to be passed Uorr
by toe county court when it meets
at the January term.
The tract in question is the prop
erty of Don Stcffa who has owned
it for about three years. It will be
platted to match the contour of
Awbrey Butte and present plans in
clude a wide boulevard through it
center. Other streets will be 80
feet wide with ao-foot alleys, and it
is probable that a portion of the
tract near its center will be dedi
cated for a park. The site for this
runs back a short distance on the
btitte and affords a magnificent
:tw of the river and mountains.
O'hcr sections of the tract slope
back onto the buttc, making tbera
sightly residence places.
The work of clearing up the
streets will not be done until later
in the spring when the frost is en
tir-ly out of the ground so it can be
plowed and the grading done.
RAILROAD WORK HUMS
IN MADRAS VICINITY
Winter Weather Does Not Retard
Construction, and HW and Itarrl
man Camps Have Night aad Day
Shifts Many Crews on Both Lkies.
Railroad construction in the vi
cinity of Madras has not been re
tarded by the severe weather, on
cither the Deschutes Railroad or
the Oregon Trunk Line. The con
tractors at the Harriman camps
south of Madras are working a
large force of men and Twoby &
Dwyer, on the same line, are work
ing steadily on the deep cut sear
the Monroe place, two miles north
east of Madras.
The Oregon Trunk Line con
tractors arc equally as busy getting
their camps established down Wil
low Creek canyon, says the Pioneer
Blasting upon the wagon road be
ing built into the canyon is beard
jvery day. Porter Bros, have three
camps established at different points
between Madras and the Deschutes
river, the sccond camp west from
Madras being located in the vicin
ity of the two tunnels which are to
be cut near the Deschutes canyon
I.. order that there may be a small
er degree of curvature in the line
The work at this point will be com
paratively slow as all of it b
through rock. Several station
crews are working in the canyon
below town, being strung out for a
considerable distance down the line.
The principal reason for the great
haste of the Harriman contractors
north of Madras is that track-laying
upon that Hue will come to an
abrupt halt when it reaches Willow
Creek canyon, and it is desired to
get the Deschutes Railroad com
plcted thus far as soon as possible
so that the steel can be brought in
for the Urge bridge which will span
Willow creek. This bridge will be
au undertaking of considerable
magnitude, and the Harriman line
will be stopped at this point for
some time while the false works are
being erected and the steel placed
in position for this immense structure.
FOR CROOK COUNTY
(lrcat Southern Will Be Extend
ed South FrotM DufHr.
WILL START NEXT SPRING
Julius ( Meter, ol Meier ft Frank of
PorthuM, ToM Two Bend Men lite
Road WW Be the First One
to Tap Creek County.
"The Great Southern Railroad
wilt be the first line In operation in
to Crook. County, notwithstanding
the activity of both the Hill and
Harriman roads," said Julias Meier
of the Meier & Frank Corapany, of
Portland, last wefk in conversation
with J. N. Hunter and W. H.
Staats of Bend.
"We have practically completed
the fiaal details for the extension
of the Great Southern from its pres
ent terminus at Dufur, southward
through Tygb Valley and across
the boundary line of Crook County.
Work will be started," he contin
ued, "as early in the spring as it is
possible for the company to assem
ble its crews and working material
and the work pressed forward until
Crook County is reached. We
think there b traffic enough for
three roads in that district and are
going to get a portion of it."
The Great Southern Railroad is
one of the "pets" of the big depart
ment store people and Is owned al
most in its entirety by the Portland
firm which has damped a fair sized
portion of its earnings into the line.
The Meier & Frank Company came
into possession of the road nearly
two years ago when it was taken
over fiom a party of Seattle capital
ists, headed by G. W. Heimricb,
who was at that time its president.
Since then the Portland firm has
furnished all the necessary capi
tal for extensions and improve
ments, and now, according t o
Julius Meier himself, has completed
the details for the projection of the
road into Crook county.
Mr. Meier made no deSnite state
ment as to the ultimate southern
terminus. Southward from Dufur,
however, there are easy grades and
the Hue could be extended into
the northern section of thb county
with little difficulty. Connection
there could readily be made with
either of the other bitr lines build
ing in, unless the company plaus
to maintain an independent terminal
Referring to the conversation
with Mr. Meier regarding the road,
Mr. Hunter said:
"Mr. Staats and myself were in
the Meier & Frank store buying a
bill of goods and were giving the
shipping directions to Bend when
Mr. Meier overheard our instruc
tions to the clerk aud introduced
himself. He was greatly interested
in the development going on in the
Deschutes region and we were be
sieged with questions not only from
him, but from many of the clerks.
A majority of the latter expressed
their determination to visit Bend
this spring. They all know where
it b. Speak of Bend in Portland
to anyone and vou're good for half
an hotir'a skirmish on the firing
line of inquiries unless you can
break away sooner, Jknd b cer
tainly well advertised and news
paper publicity has made the names
of Bend and Deschutes household
.m,. 1 1 1 ! ,,.t
The C4t nett Stage & Stable Ce,
It's the mail line, the only direct
stage line from Shaniko to Silver
Lake, by the way of Prineville and
Bend, Stopover privileges aud
tickets good until ue4.