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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1910)
tHtoPE6PLE OF THE BEND COUNTRY ARE LOOKING ORWAND TO A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. THEY wL NOT BE WSAPPOINtitD
IV YOU WANT A LIVS
"COMIC TO KND."
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IWND, OKHOON, WKDNKSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1910.
ARTICLE DOCS NOT
A Superficial Observer Makes
Many RohIi Statements.
LAND UlilNQ TAKL-N RAPIDLY
Ilia Scandlnaven, a Chicago Publics-
lion, I'rlnU Misleading Reports In
Regard to IIIrIi Desert, and
Refuses a Letter In Reply.
Some lime ngo there appeared In
(lie Skandlnavcn, which enjoys the
lament circulation of any Scandl.
naviati paper In America, nn article
written by one Lars Knutson, highly
derogatory of the section known lo
cully Hi the IIIkIi Desert. Knutson
claimed to have visited It, having
gone out from Ilcnil, hut no one
here serin to know anything of
the man. Iu answer to his article,
TIioh. Tweet had a letter prepared
which aimed to show tip the falsity
of Kmitson's statements. This was
forwarded to the Skondinaven for
publication, but Unit paper refused
to print it. In returning the manu
script the editor wrote n sarcastic
letter! which certainly should have
been beneath the dignity of a gen
tlciiian. II wua his privilege to re
fuse the article, hut not to reject It
with puerile remarks, which only
The Bulletin has been asked to
print the article and lakvt pleasure
In doing so. It was signed by a
dozen of Mend's leading business
men. The letter follows:
To the Kditor of the Skandl
iiavcti, Chicago, Ills. Dear Sir.
In the issue of your valuable
paper of December 1 there appears
a letter from Lars Knittson, rcla
live to a trip which he made through
Crook county and the Deschutes
valley during the fall. It is not
necessary to give the details of the
communication, but justice to this
fertile section of the country de
mands that his statements, which
arc so palpably false and so grossly
unrepresentative of the Deschutes
region, be denied In toto. Pacts
nlnnc, which cuii be verified by any
one without the slightest difficulty,
I'ivc years ago the Deschutes
valley was practically unheard of,
Irrigation In the district was only a
nucleus; the country Itself was an
uninhabited, bar ten wilderness of
Hagcbrtish. A month or so ago
this same district, iu competition
with the older and far greater de
veloped agricultural sections of
Moutaua, Utah, Colorado, Idaho
and other states, captured every
prize worth mentioning with its ex
hibit of produce at the Dry Harm
lug Congress held at Hillings, Mon
tana, These magnificent products,
which shoved every other exhibit
off the boards before the eyes of
the judges, were raised oil the same
"half sand and ashen" which ap
parently irritated Mr. Knulsoii's
Five years ago there was, practi
cally speaking, no lnnd under cul
tivation In the vicinity of Heud.
Today 30,000 acres arc under plow
in this same district. Land once
thought worthless, both iu the dry
farming districts mid those which
have been transformed into garden
spots by the magic touch of wutcr
from irrigation canals, is now pro
duciug bountiful crops, The ap
landed testimonials from those who
lime tried and been shown arc
quite sufficient to prove the asser
tion. These excerpts arc taken
front a pamphlet, published as ad
vertising matter, and arc the words
of rrcommeiidutioii from actual set
tlers, Twritty-five acre of alfalfa tented In
Jillip inf July iiiuile a Kmwth ' '""
rlulit IiicIick In two frtt, rut in AtijttiM
Ik wtrk alter writing. The tei'oml
Kniwlli wm jumturril nil with lioj.
Oanlrii l ii K""'l 11 I rvrr mw in
Vaklnm r Ihr South, Oiip-quiirtrr acre
of Milal(ic ) (titled jo Mick. I'atiiilin
ilo tqually writ. Ki'ciU'il ouloiu In
March, tliey watt- a Urne h uiiicrr ami
tverfi-cllx ciirnl anil wilfil In rWietiiU:r.
Haiplwrrit lore the iue year n
planted. HlraMlN-rrj' plant hraltliy,
Voura very truly,
Drernilwr 7H1, l'H.
Drar 8lrr I arrived In Oil country
tune, yH, and on my filc areilnl one
lull acre of Mitatoe on July IoIIi.'dII of
which tnaturrd and produced yt mcki
of iini wunili each.
I planlrd cum, a, ln, liirnlp,
all of which urrw well and aumillrd the
ladle with more than we rould rat. I
think the vegetable arc wrrter In till
country yuil taller lhan t Imvo eer
teen. On AiiKU'l Jolll 1 seeded one acre
of alUlla and Kt a uixxl aland IhU fall
I am drllchleil wfili the climate, wlilcli
U terfecl, I never boiiKUt hay until
Hovemtier 13th, feeding grain and pa
lining mr Itorara on the liimrh gran
which grow iu prolntloii Your truly,
OerrinlaT J. I'A
Tn Whom It May Concern: llefore
coming lulu Ihe I)ccliiite valley I had
done no farm work for Jo year.
I Iwicaii clearing my land in April and
Mrdrd tlic Ijlh day of May, lj, aoweil
a crop of oat liut did not irrigate the
land licinrc towing, uolng my tint Irrl-
ualtnu uie I jut 01 June. A Hie lanu
kliould have been Irrigated ticfuie ccd
(UK, the drat crop wat mall,
The Mine iiimmcr I clcaretl up ami
Irrigated nine acre more, plowed, liar
ruwrd and thoroughly prctMred It for
croi. Neat aprlnit 1 again aoweri to
oat a. On thia crop my net return were
f-M 15 rath per acie.
My Ktaloe the miiif year yielded x
liuihcl ier acre, (tlxty pound a to the
buthrl), and I old thia crop at price
ranging from two ccnta tu three cent
Tin araaon I towed my land Id al
falfa, with bratdlraa tMiley aa a nuiac
crop The hay ay lor all cxpeni ol
clearing, cultivating and Mjedlng, white
In audition I hail gnl paturc I10111 the
alfalfa during the late kuuimer and fall.
I could have aold my laud for f V) tier
acie two yeara ago hut would not ell it
lor Ij per acre today.
Dozens of testimonials of this
character can be secured for the
asking! Aren't the ticoplc who
have cleared this laud and arc now
making a bountiful living from it
better judges than a man who says
he spent three weeks iu Crook
county and tries tu lead olhers to
believe that he saw it all, notwith
standing the fact that Crook county
has an area nearly seven times that
of Rhode Island.
He speaks of the trip to the so
called "High Desert," lying 60
miles southeast of Mend. Three
hundred and fifty thuusand acres
of that territory was thrown open
by the government tinder the 330
ncrc homestead act, a few months
ago. Settlers have already ac
quired 60,000 acres of It. Mr.
Knutson did not take a tract. In
all probability he will be the only
one to regret it within the ucxt
year when the land is all gone.
We admit there arc long distances
iu Crook county, It is without
railroads. Hut the sweetest cher
ries generally arc close to the top
and 011 the most inncccssible limbs.
Crook county, on the other hand,
Is being settled by hundreds of peo
ple who are arriving before there
are steel rails to bring them, If
those same rails were here now
there would be no more laud to
settle, Mr, Knutson would prob
ably find fault with that. But both
IIIII and Ilarrimau, with forces ag
gregating 5,000 men, are upending
millions aud contesting every inch
of ground to gain entrance to Crook
county. Hath lines will cross the
northern boundary of the county
DO NOT LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS.
The Ilcntl Hoard of Trade has ordered 5,000 copies of the Ore
goninu's New Years edition. These will be for sale at various busi
ness places of the town at five cents each, already wrapped for mail
ing. Now, what docs this little news note signify? Merely this,
that llcnd people- all of ns should buy n few or many of these
paK'rs 0111! send them to their friends, send them broadcast over the
No better advertising of Bend and its surrounding territory has
ever been produced than is found in this New Years edition. It is
llbcrolly illustrated and treats exhaustively each of the many re
sources of Central Oregon. The grcatet attention is naturally paid
to the building of the I X ill and Hnrriniat) railroads into the Ucud
country mid on through the state to the south and cast. The rail
road articles are accompanied by many views showing the construc
tion crews at work. There are articles treating of irrigation, water
power, dry farming, timber, slock raising, agriculture in various
lines, clc , etc. Koch article is illustrated by several cuts, and
makes the best of reading.
One feature of unusual interest s a two-page perspective map of
Central and Western Oregon showing, railroads constructed and pro
jected. It shows the two lines running through Bend to Klamath
Halls, and n branch extending from Bend across the state eastward
via Burns, and also one from Bend to Lakcview. Engineer. Staccr
and his crew arc now at work on the Bend-Burns survey.
This New Years edition is truly a "golden opportunity" by
which Bend people may advertise their country just at the time
when a tremendous development Is about to take place. Do not let
it slip by. On the contrary, invest a few cents in n few copies and
tend tbcm out on their mission.
by next June. Is it within reason
to believe that cither or both of
these great systems would work
night and day for months to reach
a country which Mr. Knutson says
Is worthless and 330 acres of which
would not feed 50 sheep a year?
Crook county expects to be
knocked. livery new country Is.
An a rule, however, the most vigor
ous ktiockers afterwards become
permanent residents. We arc glad
to have them. They make ood
citizens, because they sec too late
their mistakes and what they might
have possessed. Again, this
wonderful Deschutes x-allcy, with
its pure air and water, billions of
feet of pine timber, 300,000 acres
under process of irrigation and half
a million more of land productive
without irrigation, offers a home
and comforts and a prosperous fu
ture to the man with energy, brains
and ambition enough to override
present obstacles forced upon us
through lack of rail communication.
The drones are not wauted. It Is
a valley of sunshine, 320 days of it
n year, and work. To the man
who can come and present these
requirements there is a welcome, a
happy life and n good fat batik ac
count if he will stay with it and
turn this sagebrush nud sunt! and
ashes into the fertile aud productive
land it was intended to be by the
Creator who placed it here.
SOUS A LARUE CITY.
Chaa. Welshie of Namps, Idaho, Looks
(or m Second Spokane at Bend.
Chas. Weislde, G. K. IaI'olIettc
und II. II. Peters, all of Nampa,
Idaho, arrived iu Bend Monday
looking for investments. Mr. Vci-
side vas In last fall, invested iu
Bend property, and is now a dyed-in-the-wool
Bend booster. Mr.
I.al'ollctlc and Mr, Peters come
with the expectation of adopting
Bend as their future home.
"Bend people have uo concep
tion," ad Mr. Weislde, "of the
number of people that arc going to
come pouring into this section next
spring. Everywhere you go in
quiry is being made about Bend
and Central Oregon, Many in
Nampa are interested in your town
aud before leaving I was commis
sioned by several to buy Bend lots
for them. This is only indicative
of the interest one finds everywhere
iu regard to this section. Person
ally I believe there is going to be a
second Spokane here. Bend has
the location, and more resources
than Spokane ever had, and In a
few years there will be a large city
III. Make a Noise Like
The aaa who gets ahead is the
oae who makes a aoite, and it's the
unc with a town.
But it nst be the RIGHT KIND
There axe millions of noises in the
world and only one kind worth
makis?. That's the kind a aaa
learned about when he tried to In
terview a great financier.
He had spent several days trying
to get into the private office of the
old skinflint, but was always headed
At Ittt he went to a friend for ad
Tice. Til tell yon what to do," said
the friend. "Yon go down and stand
in front of the old fellow's door and
MAKE A NOISE LIKE A DOLLAR.
When he comes out to grab you, that
wilt be your chance."
That's the kind of noise we should
make In this town.
We should sound like ready
money and look like it.
Nothing would bring new busi
ness and hustling oitiaens quicker
than a NOISE LIKE A DOLLAR.
Every letter that goes out should ba
an advertisement for our town.
If you don't know how to make a
NOISE LIKE A DOLLAR, juit call
on us, and we'll try to help you.
One way is to advertise. When
everybody gets to making the right
kind of noise it will t worth whilo
watching things fc8.
I II CJ fam
PUSHINa RIUMT AHEAD,
Oregon Trunk Crews Keep Pegtfoff
Away in WHiow Creek Canyon.
Work on the two railroids in the
vicinity of Madras continues un
abated notwithstanding the snowy
and freezing weather prevalent id
Central Oregon, says the Pioneer.
Blasting is beard at frequent in
tervals down Willow creek canyon
where the Oregon Trunk Line is
boring two tunnels through the
rock. Porter & Clarkson, who
have the contract for constructing
the Oregon Truuk up Willowcrcek,
have three camps fully established
between Madras and the Deschutes.
although they arc not yet carrying
very large crews, as it, is difficult to
get laborers to come In during the
cold and somewhat uncertain
weather. At the present time there
is a force of about 150 men. Por
ter Bros, are daily receiving large
consignments of supplies, and from
present indications they will be
prepared by the time the weather
breaks, to have the Willow creek
and Deschutes canyons overflowing
with workmen between Madras and
the mouth of Trout creek.
The roads are in fine shape for
freighting, being almost like pave
ment, although icy and slick and
horses are required to be sharp-shod
In order to retain their footing.
EDITOR OVERMAN FREED.
Oovernor Benson Refutes to Honor
E. II. Overman, editor of the
Shauiko Star, who was arrested at
Antelope recently at the instance of
the sheriff of Spokane county,
Washington, wax released from
custody by Sheriff Chrisman on
December 27, upon receipt of a
message from Governor Benson
stating he had refused to honor the
requisition papers Issued by Gover
Overman at the time of his ar
rest agreed to return to Washington
without requisition, but later
changed hio mind. He was ac
cused of obtaining money under
false pretenses by passing an al
leged worthless check. Overman
produced affidavits signed by promi
nent people of Olympia, it is said,
refuting the charges.
TbeShaniko editor returned to
his home and resumed the publica
tion of his newspaper.
Sentenced to One Year.
William K. Craig, the young
stage driver who way arrested on
the charge of stealing money from
t'ae U. S. registered mail, was sen
tenced to serve one year and oec
day in the federal penitentiary,
Federal Judge Wolverton pronounc
ing sentence at Portland. Craig
broke down and cried when sen
tence was pronounced. The sen
tence was made extremely light
due to the youthfulness of the de
fendant, who is only 19 years old.
Reduced Rata on RaMreads.
Reduced rates have been offered
by the Southern Pacific to those
who atteud the winter short courses
offered by the Oregon Agricultural
College, which began on Jauuaty
4 aud lasts until February 12. A
fare of one and one-third will te
granted on all Southern Pacific
line;) in Oregon, on the usual con
vention plan, where the fare ex
ceedt-,50 cents. Receipts should be
securlAl ut time tickets arc pur
chased. The Cornea Stage A Stabto Co,
It's the mail line, the only direct
stage line from Shauiko to Silver
Lake, by the way of Prineville and
Bend. Stopover privileges and
tickets good until used.
Hand us your subscription.
A CURIOUS TEN
DOLLAR GOLD PIECE
In Possession of Mrs. Geo. W.
Wimcr Since 188.
COIN WAS MINTED IN W52
A Rare Cota wKn aa tntorertbir Ufa-
tory That fs an Object ef Much
Curietity to Theaa Who Have
Had PrlvHcge of Seeing it-
Tcmalo, Jan. 3. Mrs. Geo. W.
Wimer of Turaalo, Or., has among
some curios a $to gold piece of a
somewhat odd make, which he
has had for a number of years. Sbe
has bees offered neat sums for it
several times but has always re
fused to part with it.
It was made in the year 1852 and
was run ia a mold, and the seams of
the aold plainly show on the back
of the cola where the edges of the
mold came together. On the face
of this coin appears the same in
scription as is on the coin of today,
except the purity of the coin ia
gold is stamped "884 Thous." The
back is dotted resembling a web,
and across the center is date and
name of the maker
AUGUSTUS HUM 1 ART
United States Assayer of Gold
The history of this uaknown
coin has never been fully learned.
The only record known is since it
was found in 1886, and its value as
a curio is unknown other than the
value stamped on it, Ten Dollars.
Everyone who has seen it say they
never have seen another oae of its
kind, which is almost conclusive
evidence that there were very few
of them made by that process. It is
somewhat larger than the $10 piece
of today and is in perfect condition
which shows it was not In circula
The coin was found on what is
known as Aulthonse creek, a trib
utary of tbe east fork of the Illinois
river in Josephine county, Or.,
about tbe year 1886, by a China
man who was mining ia that region.
The Chinamen ol those days made
a business of goiag around where
buildings bad burned down sad
clean up all the ashes and loose dirt
and, by a process known as the
Rocker, would wash the dirt and
gather together the gold which had
accumulated from burned jcwky,
coins, etc., and in that way this
coin was brought to view ia the
rocker from dirt and ashes where
there had at oae Hate been a saloon
that had burned.
The Chinaman, not knowing
what it was, saved it feeing that it
was some kind of a cola and had
not been damaged by tbe fire, He
placed it with his gold dust and
took it to Waldo, Or , where at that
time G. W. Wiwer was in the mer
cantile business and where be did
an enormous business with the
Chinese population of that country,
buyiug their gold dust and selling
them supplies in exchange, haviug
about .too Chinese cuMoawrs. Tbe
Chiuamaa presented this coin to
Mr, Wimer asking him what be
would give him for k. Mr. Wimer,
seeing it was. a curious make of the
$iq type, ofnred the Chinamen $10
for it, wbereupoa the cola became
the property of Mrs. Wiawr aad
has since remained ia her posses
sion as a curio, and has been tbe
source of great interest to many
people who have had the pleasure
I of seeing it.