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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1909)
PHENOMENAL SALE OF
NEW TOWNS1TE LOTS
Promoters Dtapone of 1,000 Lot In
Town of IIMman In First to Days.
If ThCM SeH So Readily What
StKHtfei Bend Lota Bo Worth?
More than 1000 lots in the town
oi Hillman, the new townsite south
of Trail Crossing which was platted
by Portland promoters a few weeks
ago, were sold the first 10 days the
tract was on the market. Kxact
figures relative to the disposition of
lots in Opal City ore not available,
but it is understood that the sn mi
phenomenal sales have been re
corded in that townsite.
Both these projects were launched
by Portland real estate firms, and
the extraordinary sales ore Indica
tive of the unswerving interest
which the Deschutes region has
aroused. Purchasers nie aUo tak
ing long chances on both these
properties, ftom a speculative stand
point, taking it for granted evident
ly, that the two railroads will make
towns in the desired spots, although
at present there is nothing to war
rant the supposition that there will
be a city of any importance at
Lots along the rlght-of-wav at
Hillman are selling for $200 and
JJ50, business lots from $125 to
$200 and residence lots from $10 to
$135. Lots have a frontage of 25
feet with a 140 foot depth and no
alleys. .At Opal City, lots range in
price from $125 to $350.
Notwithstanding theseppccs and
the unprecedented sales of the pro
perties which make Bend residents
open their mouths in skeptical in
dulgence of humanity's gullibility,
one factor is apparent above all
others the stupendous interest and
faith which outsiders have in the
future of the Deschutes valley
With property selling on staked
plains, away from livinc streams ot
water at such figures, Bend prop
erty, with the backing and future
visible to a pair of sightless eyes,
ought to be scheduled not by the
tot, but at so auch a front foot.
The reason that may be causing:
you 10 wish 10 sen win UKCWise
cause you to seek an early sale.
We have Rood outside connec
tions that will enable us to han
dle readily almost any Rood
nrnnnclr Inn I let vrtnr fnrm nr
town property with us.
Bend Investment Company
Next Door to INistoffice.
MUST MAKE (10OD.
Columbia Southern Co. ,Mut Reclaim
Its Segregation or Get Out.
The United States has notified
the State of Oregon that it will
be required to reclaim at once the
laud in the Columbia Southern
segregation or sunender its inter
est in said land The State Dcert
Land Board accordingly notified
the Columbia Southern Irrigating
Company that it would be required
to build, within the next six
months, reservoirs of sufficient ca
pacity to irrigate the entire segre
nation for which it has secured
patents or surrender the patents to
Patents were obtained to several
thousand acres around Laidluw and
west of Bend by the Columbia
Southern company, of which E H
Lytle, W. H Hoorc and V. Cooper
Morris were direclors, by repre
senting that the lands could be re
claimed. Subsequent surveys made
by the United States government
show that a great portion of the
lands patented are so located that
they can never be satisfactorily reclaimed.
PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES.
Miss Anne Market wa ill Dccemtwr 8
nil w. unable to tench In the afternoon.
Tlic Girls' Ilasket nll Team practiced
with the Hoy' Team Saturday ctenini;.
The game ended with the tcore 8 to 1 in
favor of the boy.
MIm Anna Mocn, of Lytle, hai joined
the rank of the freshman cliu.
M!m I'ern Hall tutMtituted far Ml"
Viet on I'riilay, Dee. 10, on account of
the illn-M of the latter.
The attendance in the grade wu very
poor the pt week.
The pupils in the grade are preparing
for hc examination to be given next
Ml Itllubcth Wornstaff left school
last I'riday on account of illness.
Mix llcuie Main became ill Thunday
and had to leave school, not returning
the remainder of the week.
Some of the girl in Miss Vandevert'a
room are hoping that Ifallr'a comet will
ttrike the earth before the examination
The ttighth Grade girl are soliciting
for the "Dutch Market" to be held by
the Whatsoever Dec 17.
The Bulletin's subscription list is
growing every week. Help it to
"Just Across the River"
PULL INTO TIUI RIVUR,
Two Men Have Close Call While
Working on New llrldgc.
Anton Olson ntul IM Peterson,
who were working on the mill
bridge Sunday morning, had n nar
row escape ftom drowning. How
ever, after u most exciting experi
ence both men succeeded in getting
ashore and arc now npivucutly none
the worte for their chilly bath.
A cable had been stretched across
the river to which a Iwut was an
chored. Peterson went to step out
ot the boat, tripped and fell into the
water, III feet Incoming tangled in
a tope as he went overboard. Ol
son rushed to the side of the boat to
help Peterson and the bout upset
Peterson was under water quite a
while before he fotiltl Ircc himself
and vim pretty well dared when he
came to the surface. He then at
tempted to swim tip stream ami
having on a heavy pair of rubber
boots, could do nothing against the
strong current. He finally became
so exhausted that he drifted and
swam down stream to the logs
which extend into the stream from
the wc.t hunk just below the bridge,
and when the current threw him
against one of thoc, he grabbed
the log and wuded ashore. He
then walked to the mill boom,
crossed to the east side and came
down to M, J, Morrison's house, by
which time he was almost exhaust
ed, and fainted away after getting
into the house. He wns given dry
clothing and put to bed, and in u
few hours was none the worse for
his experience, thanks to Mrs.
Morrison's excellent nursing.
In the meantime Olson had drift
ed down stream and lodged against
a large rock where he hung until a
plank was pushed out to him, by
the aid of which he was able to
reach the small Island. A rude
raft was hurriedly hammered to
gether by the other workmen and
the marooned man was brought
ashore and fitted out with dry
clothing at the mill office.
The water at the bridge is about
14 feet deep and the current pretty
strong, and it is a bad place to be
Don't Qet Excited,
tiro. Talnter of the taidtaw Chronicle
hould be more careful in hU statement
as to Dend people contaminating the
river, and as to typhoid germ being In
the water of the Dctchutr. The resi
dent of this place arc asmuch concerned
a anyone In keeping the water pure and
II it once rxcnuie known tiiat ccm noolt
were draining, into the river, Iteml citl
ten themtclve would take quick and
drastic action. One can be practically
safe in itatiue that there I no typhoid
in the river. There hate been two or
three cases of typhoid in fiend, but It Is
admitted by the family where the most
Icknctsha Iwcn that the disease was
contracted by them in the southern pari
of the state, this family being late ar
rivals. Aside from this family there ha
Iwtn one other cae. These are the only
known case aloug the river, and If the
water waa contaminated there would tie
an epidemic of the disease.
f .aidlaw people may rest aasurred that
the sewerage of llend will never be ilia-
charucd into the river. A a matter of
fact there ha been no serious considera
tion, as yet, of iuttlng in a sewerage
system for llend, and even when Oil is
done it will not I emptied Into the
Deschutes. To do so would I a crime
against the health of the entire section
The Chronicle should make more care
ful Investigations before publishing so
damaging an article.
f : .
Wall Paper at
N. P. WEIDER
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WE HAVE THE BEST
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IN CENTRAL OREGON.
Write for Particulars, fo
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The PINE TREE STORE
Just Received a Nice Lot of
Dress Pa t te r n s
Twttty-five different pattern In all
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I CAN SELL
Tardea in the I'owetl Put (enac
tion, or anywhere In the Bend
country, who have tract of land
wholly free from rock, or nearly
so, and who desire to sell the same
should list them with me.
I have a large number of people
urotiud North Yakima, Wash,, who
want Inud in till section nnd I
will be able to tell your property,
Large tracts u socially.
. I'. M. Van SNYDI'.R
I'.ither at llend, Or,,
or North Yakima, Wash,
St. James Hotel
J. S. Wakefield, Proprietor
When In Silver take, atop at (hi well known house.
Guest can be assured that every attention will U
aid to make thun comfortable. Special attention
to traveler. Good hsiue cooking. Term reasonable
In Town for
WHEN IN BEND STOl AT
THE PILOT BUTTE INN
Table always supplied with the best that the town afford,
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