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BEND, OKrXlON, MONDAY. FEURUAItY 17, 191JJ.
OREGON-EASTERN RAILROAD HEADS FOR BEND!
PRESIDENT F&RJIELL Qf 0,-W JL & N, MAKES IMPORTANT ANNOUNCE
MENT IN PORTLAND TODAY.
RoaJ Now Building Westward Through Malheur Canyon to Connect With O.-W. R.. & N. System Here-An-
nouncement Follows Dissolving of Hairiman System Which Makes O-E Competitor of
the Southern Pacific Work is to be Rushed
Puts fiend on Great Trans-Contlncntal Route, Affording
Long-Sought Outlet for Lumber Manufacturers and
Development for Homestead Territory to Southeast
(Special to Thu lliintl llulletln.)
Portland, run. i7.-( p. m.)- pkkh. fahki:llofthi:oki:gon.
WAHHINOTON RAILROAD A NAVIGATION .(.X) .HirrUHNP.D .FROM
i:V VOIIK TODAY AMI ANNOt'Nl'KR THAT tin: O..W. II. A N. HAH
taken ovi:h tiii: oki:on kahtkkn koad. hi: alho official
i.v annol'nckh that thu okkhon eastern will go to hknr.
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lllil.II'.!'. lll.VI nilltn Mll.ii Ml. i..-nr.iwiw.. rwwi iwi.
kvih. the oregon kahtijkn ih now headed whtwahh. wohk
havino pkoghehhkd into maliikl'k canyon. vi to liakt
week it wah relieved that the wkhthhn oiukctivk point
wah a connection with thu nathon cut-off at ok near
F. W. ItOHINKON, PKKVIOPHLY AHHIHTANT TKAFFIC DIRECTOR
OF Till: UNION PACIFIC HYHTKM, COMKH TO WIIITUSII AH AHHIH
TANT TKAFFIC MANAGER OF O-W. K. N.. HUCCEKDINO W. I.
HKINNi:il. IT IH ANNOUNCED THAT TIIK MERGING OF THE HAR.
I KI.MAN HYHTKM Wll.l. NOT AFFECT TIIK O..W. It. A N. IN ANY
Iiui been cantered at Vale "for tho rail outlet rnemi more to Hcnd than this country the greatest potential
purpose of puahlnic tho Hup across could any one tiling,
the fttoj ai rapidly as possible." I The Hill lino bia from the first
The Oregon Eastern waa tho prop- given It to bo underitood that It
Tho above dUpatch received by
The llulletln la tho essence of thu
, railroad story that appear In tho
1'oMland papora thla afternoon and
li being tent out by tho Associated
I'reas. It la elaborated on by a pel-
4ato telegram which atatea that thore
seems Rood rcaaon to bellovo that
work on tho Oregon Eastern will bo
undertaken from llend aa well aa
from tho Malheur end.
Aa announced In Portland papert
last week, a great quantity of con
atructlon matorlala and a largo forc
of men, under George W. Hoschke,
chief engineer of tho O.-W, It. & N..
orty of tho Oregon Short Lino pre
vious to tho recent forced dissolv
ing of tho Harrimnn combination,
since which It-has come under tho di
rection and control of tho O.-W. It.
A .'. This fact la regarded. as being
probably tho key to tho apparent sud
den change of pinna of tho Jlarrl
man builders, through which tho
western objective point of tho road
will be llend. where connection will
bo afforded tho O.-W. R. ft N. Had
tho road gono south, It would havo
simply hitched up with tho South
ern Pacific Oregon-California llty?,
which Is now, technically, a competi
tor of tho O.-W, It, & N.
Tho now route, when completed,
will servo as n direct conectlon he-
planned an eastern road from llend,
and has a completed survey covering
wheat producing area In the North
west, and with transportation his
statement will becomo a reality.
It means that towns will spring up
and with them and tho development
tho territory. Hut the fact that ro-jof tho ranches, an Important trado
cjnt rato concessions on lumber ship
wonts to tho East have been granted
local manufacturers seemed to In
dicate that at least tor a time plans
for such a road had been shelved, as
theso rates, In forco over existing
routes, practically equalled any that
might bo expected to hold even over
a direct eastern road.
Aside from the general effects,
suoh as tho lowering of freight rates
and tho placing of llend upon a big
transcontinental route, the eastern
line has more local significance, of
vast Importance to the town's devel
opment. For Instance, the road will
twecn Portland and the East, and pass through practically tho heart of
especially tho Southwest. Into tho'tho RrcBl iawlirtt,h country to tho
Bolt Lako territory, for Instance, It . .
... . isouthatst- During tho last three
lll shorten tho present roundabout I '
ji'nm uunurcui 01 louiuics iihtc ibk
n,Bnjen up thousands of acres of home-
route of tho Bhort Lino by
miles, and rcmovo tho long detour
jow folloed In going up tho Colum
la river and tho Snako rlvor.
Tho Importance of the chango of
larrlman plans for llend cannot bo
ivcrratlmatcd. Indeed, atudenta of
tho local railroad situation havo long
maintained that tho direct Eastern
stead land In that territory, and even
last summer crops were raised, de
spite the newness of the district and
tho great dlstanco It lay from trans
portation. That tho railroad will
dovelop thla great territory with re
markablo rapidity goes without say
ing. Pof. Thomas Shaw haa called!
with llend aa Its metropolis will come
into being. From the standpoint of
lumber alono the development of the
southeastern part of Oregon, means
tho creation of a great market for
Hcnd manufactured lumber, as this
will be practically the only consider
able supply point of that article for
FALL KILLS KTAGi: HORSE.
(La Pine Intcr-Mountaln.)
"Illack Prince," considered the
best horse owned by the stage com
pany, waa killed by a fall about 200
yarda south of the upper irrigation
ditch near llend last night. J. F.
Rogue, the driver, said that the shoe
on tho right hind foot of tho horse
caught on the fore ahoe. tripped him
and flopped him over on tho right
side. Death occurred before Mr.
Uoguo had time to get down off the
stago and reach the horse's head.
WANT POHTMA8TEK REMOVED.
(JJetoUous Central Oregonlan.)
A petition bearing the signatures
of all tho business men of Mctollous
has been sent to the Postofflco De
partment at Waahlngton asking for
the removal of John Hoffmann as
Postmaster at tbia place. Gross Ir
regularities in tho conduct of the of
fice are charged.
Rechutcs Land Company Wins tin
Fight With Governor Went and
lrcrt Land Hoard tiuprcinee
Court Kustains Momon.
DOTTED LINE EASTWARD FROM BEND INDICATES APPROXIMATE ROUTE OF OREGON EASTERN.
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(Special to The Rend llulletln.)
SALEM, Feb. 17. In a decision of
tho Supreme Court handed down last
wck Ic tho caso of the state against
the Derchutes Land Coraapany of La
Pine, Involving the right of tho com
pany to sell "options" on tho land
embraced In the Carey act project In
Crook county before the lands wcro
actually reclaimed, the court decides
In favor of the company and affirms
the decision of the lower court in dis
missing the suit.
The decision Is of great Importanco
to every aectlon of the state which
baa a Carey act project for which the
contract with the state was wade pri
or to the legislative enactment of
1909, amending the state's laws rel
ative to the desert land's authority la
Lsnoiing aucn lands.
Governor West made tbo flcht
against the Deschutes Land Company.
using every means to force J. E. Mof-
son, president of the company, to
cease selling any contracts or op
tions on the lands that his cornpany
was reclaiming. When Moraou rd.
fused to stop selling hia options, a
suit was brought In the Multnomah,
county circuit court by tho attorney
general, upon tho Instruction of tbo
desert land board, to enjoin tho Des
chutes Land Company from selling
options on the ground that the com
pany waa violating a provision df its
contract with the state. The lower
court dismissed the suit and the atatp
Land Hoard Without Power.
In the opinion of tho higher court,
which waa written by Judge Rurnett.
It is held that the desert land board,
under the laws In force prior to 909.
had no right to Insert a clause la the
contract with the company whtca
would prohibit the company from
selling such contracta or options.
"The general scope and purpolo of
the Carey act and of tho stato legis
lation supplemental thereto wna to
encourage the reclamation of desert
lands so that the aamo should, be
come Inhabitable." says the court's
opinion. "There Is no intimation In
any of the legislation noticed that al
ienation of lands should be hindered
or lmiwded. Roth the national legis
lation and the stato law authorized
the contracts and agreements that
may be necessary to 'Induce and
enure such reclamation.1
"The Oregon statute Itself pro
scribes this In general terms and In
addition thereto lays down with par
ticularity the condition which shall
he Included trithln the contract -with
any person or corporation desiring to
uudertake a reclamation project, but
It does not nuthorixo the board to In
sert any provision restraining the al
ienation of the contractor's Ilea or
possessory Interest In tho lands con
ferred by the statute.
"On the contrary, section 10 of the
act prescribes that any citizen Uealr
lug to purchase any unsold quarter
section of desert land on which la a
lien for the cost of reclamation shall
he entitled to purchase tho same on
the terms therein specified.
"In our Judgment the provision of
tho contract upon which the stato re
lies in this suit Is Inconsistent with
tho provisions of that section Just
noted and hence I it In plain excosa
of the authority of the board confer
red by tho statuto in force at the time
tho contract wna made. Rclng a de
parture from the board's authority
and thus contrary to the statute, ho
proyision is void and does not bind
either party to tho Instrument be
cause & contract to be efficacious
must be, equally binding upon both
parties. The defendant had a right
to contract Vo d6 "in" the future what
rnleh legally tje ,done under tiq "pro
Yidona qf ttitacUo' "