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Homeseekcrs Land Co. After Settlers With
Another Leaflet Telling About Biff
Southeast Territory N
Below la published the nrnjor pnrt of the text of a new
leaflet beinjr prepared for the Uomesoeker'n Lnnd Co.
Homesteads in Central Oregon.
The New Klondike of the West.
This U the District that U now receiving the undivided at
tention ot every limn mid nonuia (rum one end ot the countiy
to the other, who hiu any umhltlou to secure n choice piece of
Free Government Lnnd before It Is nil gone. Kvorjono who
)ioh Investigated thlt tiulilect lo any extent liu dUcoveivd Unit
deal ru bio tlumestends, like the lUitTnloei nud Antclons thai
wore onco so plentiful lu the Went, are rapidly becoming a
thing ot the pint. In fact, whn this Great Ucntiul Oregon
Empire has been settled up n It will hu within the next thtee
or four month's, tln last of tlu Free Goverunieiil Lund will
have been exhuutteil, and this account for the present unpre
cedented rush ot people Into this dlsttlet, making a continuous
stream of people ttavellttg by teams, nutomobilt, bucks,
stares, livelier, on liorselack uud even ou fiwt from the ncur
est 1UU road Station to this famous Valley nearly 100 mile
distant, reminding one of the Klondike Hush of 'l7 and 'IW.
The Valley an old Lake Bed.
This attractive Valley which Is at present the Mecca of all
these Homeseekcrs, Is located In Central Oregon, 35 to 76
miles beyond Uend. It Is about 20 miles wide and 40 to W
miles long, and was originally a large Inland lake which has
been filled up by the erosion of the surrounding hills and
mountains and high plateaus for many miles lu extent during
all theso ages of development.
Thin process of transforming an old lake-bod Into a beauti
ful and fertile Valley has guno on for ages until the mjII Is
now 15 to LM feet deep all over the Valley and is a Sedlmun
tary Deposit of Hicli Sandy Loam mixed with u sulllclcnt
blending of Volcanic Ash from the Cascade Mountains and ex
tinct Volcanoes to make It exttvmely fertile foryeurs to como,
as Indicated by tho enormous gionth of Sage Urushand Hunch
Gross which tt product's even in Its present ruw condition,
both of which are invdtlve proof of lu exceptional fertility.
The Climate Is more uniform and Ideal In this Valley than
In any other Miction of Oregoii. Theiulsan average of '20
days of Sunshine each year, u.td 111 to 13 Inches of mln-lull
which will increase with the cultivation of the Soil. Tho
Valley Is not subject to exctsscof brut or cold.
The temperature during the warmest days of tho Summer
usually ranges from 00 to lu decrees but this Is nearly always
counteracted by the cool brctues Coaling down from tho
numerous snow-capped mountain peaks, dotting the horizon on
the West. Tho temperature lu the Winter occasionally falls
below zero, but on account of t..e dry, clear, atmosphere even
this temperature does not seem nearly so cold as 32 degrees
above zero in the damn, foggy, and cold, rainy Winter months
in tho Willamette Valley and Western Oregon and Washing
ton. Fuel and Building Material.
The hills and mountains surrounding the Valley are
covered with Timber, the , Forest Reserve reaching down to
tho edge of the Valley, from wnlch the settlers are entitled to
20 cords of wood, posts and building material every year free
of charge. Also two sawmill In this same vicinity furnish
ample supplies of lumber and bjlldlng material for tho numer
ous buildings now under construction.
Cost of Living.
With tho advent of the railroad the cost of living will bo
as low as In any similar territory In the Northwest. The cost,
of course, depends largely on the size of tho family and tho
amount and character of Imptovements desired.
Game, Hunting and Fishing.
There Is plenty of large (June In tho hills and mountains
surrounding this Valley, such as Hear, Deer, Antelope and
Coyotes. While in the Vallej Itself there is an abundance of
smaller game; such us Wild Geese, Ducks, Swans, Sago liens
and Jack Itabblts. Rainbow und Mountain Trout from U
inches to 22 Inches in length are 'plentiful In the headwaters
of the Deschutes River. There are no rattlesnakes or other
poisonous reptiles or Insects in this entire district.
The Reason Why.
You may think it strange that such a Paradise has laid
vacant for so many years, but the lurk of railroad facilities
explains the whole situation, us it was more than 200 miles
over rough mountain roads to the nearest railroad point. Rut
now that two of the large Tramcontlnenial Lines aru headed
In that direction, each one with a main trunk lino surveyed
directly through the center of the Valley, onu from the Co
lumbia River on tho North and the other from the Knako
River on the Hast, and each one coming as fast as money,
men and teams can build them, It is no wonder that there Is
now a greater rush to secure these 320-acro choice Homesteads
than has over been witnessed In any other section of Oregon;
for within a few months more, tiulns will be running through
to Bund und these urut lands will then bu worth money in
their present unimproved condition, for they ate the same in
soil, climate, etc.. as the famous WhoatSectfons of "Umatilla"
and the "PuIoumi1' of Haste rn Oregon and Washington, which
produce from 30 to 50 bushels of wheut per acre und ore held
at $70 and 9100 per acre.
There are about 1500 claims In this Valley, and from In
vestigation during the past year, wo believe these to be the
only desirable lands still open for Homesteads anywhere in
Among the more Important things that are at present In
areas within our borders, there are. according to tho Port
Evening Telegram of recent date, six new railway
systems, employing a total of 2u,G0U men and teams, building
with all possible speed into this vat new undeveloped region,
which has so suddenly sprung into lmportunce on tiie railroad
map of the world as to be almost Incredible to one Who has not
been on tho ground and actually seen tho real net-work of
railroad grades, roadbeds and surveys which cover this enUro
district In all directions. This means, according to Jumes J,
HID, the great empire builder, that his trains will be running
into Rend about June 1st, as the Oregon Trunk Railroad has
lu grade work completed to this point.
A good supply of jmro water lias boon found In the valleys
at depths of from 10 to 50 feet 50 toot being the deepest well
at this time.
Scientific or Dry Land Farming.
Dry land funning without irrigation is the plan most
generally adopted in this vutley , tho same as in the vast wheat
belt of Eastern Oregon and Washington und tho Palouso
country, where tho largest yield of 30 to 50 bushels of wheat
per acre is often hurvested on tno highest and dryest ridges
without Irrigation. The ground is plowed in the fall after tho
crop Is harvested and lays idle' us summer-fallow one year.
The next full It Is aguln plowed und sowed In grain, thus re
ceiving the moisture 61 two successive fall and winter seasons,
which Is alwuys sulllclent to curry the crop through to ma
turity without additional rainfull duiing the luto spring and
summer. Pumphlets and books on this method of sclentlflo
arming can be procured from tlie Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C, free of charge, for tho benefit of fanners
not familiar with mis mode of farming. Tills Is why Congress
passed tho Enlarged Homestead Act of February 10, 11WJ, so
that each homesteader might have 320 acres of land und put
100 acres of It In crop each year und "sumin,er-fallow" tho
othor 1(10 acres: but ofuomso, those who ure preparing to
irrigate their claims will be uble to put the entire 320 acres in
crop each year.
Enlarged Homesteads and Desert Claims.
After making your selrction of a claim in this valloy you
have four different options for tiling on It.
1. If you lmve never used jour homestead right you may
file on 320 ncroi under the Enlarged Homestead Act above
mentioned; moke your homo on it or livo years, cultlvuto W
acres of It for four years, mid receive patent from tho govern
ment w Ithout additional rest. You cuiiiuit commute u xMnoro
claim, but tiro allowed six month from date of Ming lu which
to establish your residence on the clulm, If tun nl ready own
more than Ilk) acres uf land. thooNctws nUivo the UK) acres
must bo deducted from the XVitcro claim, us you are untitled
lo hold only 4t0 acres all told, Including the homestead.
2. You limy still II lo on the old utile ItUMicru homcxtcml
If you have not ulrcndy used your right, and after fourteen
months residence you may commute It nud buy It at 41.115 per
aero, or live on It the full live v ears nud receive our patent
without huvlng It.
3. If you are a rewldeiil of Oregon, or will declare jour
Intention of becoming such, uud have never acquired title to
any government land, you may take any 320-ncro vacant claim
In the valley, as a desert claim under the act of March 3, ISM,
whom then are no rivets, running streams, springs or other
natural mentis of Irrigating w 1(1 sin face water. on are not
required to live on n desert claim, hut must expend one dollar
per aero on It for Improvements, each j ear for three years,
part of which must bo spent In procuring water nud irrigating
nil the Irtiguhlo laud on your claim. Tito total improvements
for the three years, amounting to $3.00 per aero may all Iki
made lu one year, If desired, und 40 acres put Into cultivation,
and you can then receive mtent for sumu from the govern
ment uhiu paying 1.2A mu acre for It, or you may hold It for
seven years liefore xtlng the purchase pi Ice to the govern
ment and receiving Kiteiit. thus saving seven eais taxes.
It um have already hud a homestead or other government
laud, the number of acres to which uu acquired title must Iki
deducted from the 320 acres, us no one tuny acipiho title to
moie than 320 acres from the government under all the laud
4. If you desire, you iniiv file on WO acres as homestead
and another W0 not es adjoining asudeoeit claim, and may
commute the homestead in fourteen months and buy It for
(1.25 Kir tune uud mn also ucpdie tltbt to the desert claim
the first year, If desired, ns explained ulsive; thus giving you
title to tlio entire .120 acres wltnln the fourteen mouths. The
advantage of this over taking the whole 320 acres as n desert
claim Is that you save the additional expense of M.U0 per aoio
Improvements and cost of Irrigating one of the claims by tak
ing It up as ii homestead.
ReuicmlH'rthal either single or married women can take
up land under a recent law.
Locating and Filing Pecs.
The customary locating fee lsKW per eluliu, paynlilo after
you have seen the lands, and substantiated the fnou herein
contained, and made jour selection of it eluliu. This fee ulso
covers the cost of survey lug jour land, locating the govern
ment corner stakes und inotiumenU heiitlng the original num
bers and descriptions.
Tho government llllug fee on WOacre homesteads Is
$10.00. and on a 320-acre homestead $22.00. Ou desert claims
tho tiling fee Is 25 cents jwr acre, which Is deducts) from tho
purchase price of $1.25 pr acie. leaving tl.00 portiere pa) utdii
when jou prove up on the claim.
How to Get to These Lands.
liny your tickets to Madias, via the Oregon Trunk Hall
way, which connects with the North Hank Railway nt Clark,
Wash. One can also come over the Oiegon Short Line to
Deschutes and from there over the Oregoii Trunk Railway to
Madras. Then take stuge or automobile to Rend, u distance
of 45 miles. Stave fare ?5. Automobile faro $i. We will
meet jiurtles of three or imire If you will ultolliodatc jou
ure to ntioh Madras. Steel Is Mug rapidly laid letwevn
Madras und Rend.
Hotels $1.50 to $2.50 nr day. We then take our teams or
autos and drive to the lands. If you locate, tli fees ntuled
above will lm charged, but If you do not lake land the exme
of showing It will Ik- $15 to $25, including all oxenses after
you reach Rem). You can now see jour ticket aent and
figure tho exact amount of jour oxenses to these lands mid
ROBERT Ii. aOULI)
ClVII. KNOINItltlt AND SUMVKVOK.
W. W. Fmilknor, D. M. D.
II e n d. Oregon
F. S. SANDBORG, At. I).
II It N t) , OKIIOON.
. U. C. COE, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
H'l'ICK OVItk I'lHST NATIONAL UK.
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I'm ST NATIONAL MsNK IU.IMI.,
Bend Steam Laundry
FIRST CLASS LAUNDRY WORK
at Moderate Prices.
If You Have a Bundle Phone Us
MRS. MAZO LOCKWOOD.
A. B. STRONO
nud NVngoit Work.
AUTO KK PA IK I. NT.
ami HUKSI-: SilOKING
are my Njiecialtics.
lorcshocliig n Spcclnlty,
Corner lloiul mid Oiegon StrcetH,
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C. S. BENSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
IKCICIt IN 1'IHHT NATIONAL HANK HUM),
AVP MflNFY Xty )lac!"K y,n,r
QATl IllUillil jirc liuiifuiKd
llorticullurnl lire Ncllcf of Qtcgw
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F. O. MINOR
I.I I'K 1M KH-ACCI DI'.NT
I N S U K A N C K
S'otnry Pul.llc mid Cif.ejiiclii All
l.eHl 1'iipfia Oirivt'tlv liil.
Crook County Abstract Co.
AIISTKACT.S OP 1tTI.lt
tdall land mid lunil lots III L iwoW cdiimx.
II P" Wvi.iih, Secy
Ve phiitoKtuph tlit record".
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Cijky.Mecli on TliurMlay on or
liciotc the lull moon olcucli
motilh. Visiting hrothciit
o riLia. o m iiroriiiu. w m.
Moore Auto Co.
Weiandy Livery Co.
I lmvc on hunt! it utxxl stock of
Diamond Mill Whiskey
Braiulies in IJulk---
Apricot and Peach
Many different Brands of
Straight and Bonded Whis
kies in case lots. In fact
ALL KINDS of BAR QOODS
J. R. WILLIAMS
Bond mid Oregon Streets,
O. C. HENKLE
ON GOVERNMENT LANDS.
MV I.INH OH LIQUORS IS COMI'l.miL
IF YOU WANT A GOOD DRINK
DROP IN AND SEE A1E.
lloiul Street, between Oregon nud MinncHotn.
I liave locuted .settlers on over Four
teen Thousand Acres in this vicinity
during the past nine months. I am
in a position to show you the hest
The Home Land Company
Real Estate and HOMESTEAD
Timber Lands, Irrigated 'and Dry Farm Lands.