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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1914)
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WOULD REJECT NORTH
"For Onco IcN Is Ailnilttrtl to 1ms
ltlplit, or Xcnrly So In Statement
to Dc-crt ImiuX lkuml C. O. 1.
Co. Says llnglnccni Wronjj.
Although a statement by tho C.
O. I. Co. on the Reclamation Sorvice
report or tho North Canal was nrs
Bontcil to tho Desert-Land Hoard at
ItH meeting on August IT no copy was
available for publication last week.
Having published the summary from
tho engineer's report on the North
Canal The nuilotln this week jirw
Bents the Company s stntoment both
ns a matter of fairness and to make
a permanent record of the controver
sy. Tho company's statement is as fol
lows: August 16, 1914.
Desert Land Hoard,
We havo tho report of tho U. S.
' Reclamation Engineers on the North
We offered the State or tho Gov
ernment or both about 36,000 ncros
of our project under the North Canal
for $300,000.00. Wo wero to com
plete certain concrete lining at a coat
which would mako the amount to be
received by us about $250,000.00.
The offor was contingent on those
who completed the system delivering
through the North Canal 30C cuble
feet of water to the lMIot Ttutte Can
al, n distance of about 1 H miles from
the Intake, 114 cubic feet to the Poir
ell llutte Canal, a distance of about
IS miles from the Intake, and also
water for 2200 acres of land lying
under the North Canal system, which
liad been entered.
Our offer was made in response o
a desire of the Land Hoard and of the
cltliens of Central Oregon that the
lands be developed more rapidly than
cur moans had permitted. We made
what wo consider a low olfor. one leas
than our cost by about $17i.00.0')
and one In which wo sacrificed tho
chanco of recouping our past losses:
,,V ?h iTnlnnro SSi-nA So WrtrW
Jffnod or-p ind &h inf.M lS
K ,.lm 1 ,h.r ?
, nablo us to complete other por-.j,
but ono which would pcrjnit us to
a . , .:. .... i
w- --.-, I i-. , .Iwi'lil render It Impossible to fulfill
nnnulfShi11'1 obllwlloni both to Us creditors
after preliminary conversations with Ij 8oU,orH
tho examining engineers; and while
no policy oo to price was agreed uon
Ifoth before and during the examina
tion the following Ideas wero devel
oped: That n fair price should 1ms found
and that liersonal desllre to get n
lower price would have no bearing
tn the xbattor. That In viewing the
project as to our proposition ot maa-1
log tho deliveries mentioned. It
should be treated aa a whole. In
other words, there are about .'i.ooo
irrigable aeras In the whole proJ-r'.
36,900 of wMleh were to be transfer
red; It wm MHoorsUxxl that the :r, -ooe
acre wculd have to share r.r
ably tbe total cost of HJO.Oi") en
Thin ooet sum Is not disouted in ih
sngtaeon and was made, upon the
request of the examiners, in arrord
anee with the ideas recommended l.i
the report of the Commltteo apix'l i
ed by the American Socle tv of Civil '
Eaglneora to Investigate and report
on a ldn "' 'laatitn of public utll-
Instead or the report being bttol
on these Ideas for determining coat. '
It is based on the narrow view r,
cost or reproduction or only a part
or the work, whleli Is theoretical and
does not equal the actual cost of that
part not disputed In the report, by
No provision Is made In thereiwrt
for conveying the 114 eub'c feet of
water to the Powell Kutta Canal, one
of tbe most important things for
which tbe North Canal was planned,
and which Is neeoMary to relieve tb.
fentrel Oregon rSnsl In the trH.
tlon of lands sold In the Powell llutte
The report allows the company
$60,008.09, but If provision is mad
for tbe Powell Dutto lads at tl--rgt
figured by tbe Reclamation Se -vice,
it follows that tbe Cjmiiar ,
would turn ever tbe work alreadv
parforiHsd and iy a sum of money '
tn addition. I
' Among the Ineonststenelea of the
ranort we call attention to the fart
tnat tn tbe estimate of cost allowed '
to the Company for laterals ii.oo Kr
KDre ih UHiirmi, wiiiih lur in oainuain
of oompletlou of like work by the
i.aeUunatlon Servico $10.00 per acie
Attention bt also ealled to tit
point that In allowing for all over
head ohargas In the oatimate of our
cost 10 tier eont was sllowed, while n
the cost for completion by the Rec
lamation Service 26 per cent was
allowed for jrlnaerlng and coiitln
geneiea. They may claim that con
tingent allowance was It. per cent,
but they out off contingent cost which
we actually expended of $35,000.00
Furthermore, their allowance of 10
per cont for overhead in cost of com
pletion ooly Included engineering
It is auggeatad In the report that
the North Canal Dam ma be oi-d
tor n diversion of a large amount r
water for tba reclamation of lands i
tho Madra country; no suggestion !
made that in such event those lands
bear a proportionate part of the c st
or Uio Dam. although such idea 's
applied to tho Company in the case
or the Pilot llutte Canal and the
2200 acres liorotoforo sold.
Wo presented a detailed statement
of the oosts or tho North Canal lands
showing $420,990 90. which Is ad-
mltted by the examining engineers
to bt legitimate.
They clnlm to have estimated t
fair prlco to bo pntd to tho Company
for Its work, in reclaiming the North
Cnnnl lands, but havo only estimated
what tho physical work would cost if
done under jrosont conditions. Thuy
liiuo omitted from thtU ostlmnto tho
cost of tho Company of soRrcgntinic
those lands, ami holding thorn Intact;
the cost of holding tho water rights
through its contract with the State,
and making a Carey Act project pos
sible. Tho overhead charges, nctu'tl
cash outlay and value of these frau
chtsos Is entirely Ignored. Homo-
stead, or desert entries, numerous
wntur tilings and other Interloping
nets would have so smeared ami In
volved tho situation that It would
now be very oxpenslve if not Impos
sible to reclaim thesn lands ns n
whole or any considerable portion of
them by a single Irrigation system ex
copt for the outlay tn this respect
'which the Company tins mndo, and
therefore a sutmtautlol allowance for
those expenses should have boon add
ed to tho cost of reproduction.
Our opinion based on a number of
year's experience in that country is
that the allowance of 60 per cent for
losses of water in operating the sys
tem Is excessive and we fall to see
the present necessity for budding a
$200,000.00 dnm at Crane Prairie as
proposed. Wo have made an exten
sive survoy or that valloy and havo
estimates that an ndequnto dam can
bo built there if ever necessary for
It is probable that the reduction of
Canal losses will obviate tho neces
sity of any dnm at that point so far
as the North Canal lands are con
cerned. Jt would, of course, bo val
uable for tho reclamation of other
Tho report Is unfair to tho Com
pany. It does not deny that our
costs wero correct or necessary, but
does not recommond their payment u
part as asked by the Company.
It doos not provide for the relief
of tho Powell llutte Dlstrlot.
It does not offor sutllcJent to repav
the Company for its outstanding lia
bilities on the North Canal Dam and
Canal so far as constructed, much
less to provide any additional fundi
with which to complete the other
parts of the system.
It does not meet the situation of
Krclaroatloti in Oregon In a broad
and fair spirit, and tends toward tho
further delay of the expenditure of
any part of the Reclamation funds
rightfully belonging to the State of
Oregon In the hands of the t. K.
The report of Mr. Lewis. State
Engineer, cornea nearer to being fa'r
than does that of the Reclamation
Kngineers. but he doos not provide
for the relief of the Powell llutte
The company U not asking for any-
' !" U!tabTo. It has
not t,n,wl " wHIInknwii to com-
promise: but as a business proposl-
cnnn0. 8CCont nn -' h t
uon cannot accept an oner tnat
Vory truly yours,
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WUITKS MOU.NI ADVK'IC TO LOCAL DAIUVMK.V AT Till-: UK-
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UHOl'H lKKDINO AUK DKHIHAIlhi:.
Professor ltdwnrd 11. 1'ltts, nnlmal
and dairy husbandry oxpert of the
Oregon Agricultural' College, spent
last week Investigating dairy condi
tions in this vicinity. Tho llullcttn
requested him to wrtto nu nrtlcle
dealing with dairy eoudltlous as he
enoountorod them In Crook county,
with suggestions K.i oow raisers, llo
low Is tho article:
Dairying Is an Industry that should
eriwt a In ran ttroitnrtton nf the
eresi a large nrononion oi toe
farmers of Crook county for It pro
vides a means whereby most of tho
hay and other crops grown can be
marketed at good prices.
The Industry Is Identified with
good farming practice as It encour-
ages diversified farinlnw and rotation
or crops and also retains on tho farm
for return to the soil most or tho
fertilising material contained tn the
crops grown. Thus the soil Is built
up rnthor than depleted.
All progressive, permanent and
accumulative agriculture Is depend
ent upon the conservation or soli
fertility. The keeping or live stock
is ostentlnl to the best and quickest
development or tho farm and or all
classes or rami stock the dairy oow Is
far In the load as regards the roturnt
secured from a given amount of rood
The low prices ror butter rat pre
vailing during the past summer have
tended to dlscourago many dairymen
and much talk is heard or selling out
or or going into the raising or her
On moat farms no i-eater mistake !
could he made for It would bo a sti
oacRwaru. .More dairy cattle are
needed rather than fewer and where
good cows are kept and correct meth-
od or feeding and handling praetlc
'ol dairying has lmld. It Is the man
who sticks to an Industry and seeks
to Improve methods who wins and
not the one who Is continually shift
ing. There is (treat need throughout
the country of better cows, better
bulls and Improved methods of feed
ing and handling.
There la a greater variation In the
producing ability of different cows
than Is generally realised. Often
times the best cow In the herd will
yield three or four times as much as
thft K0t rtn.1 tl.U On tllO
feed. It Is therefore or groat I.
tnnco that the actual yield or
cow , tho ,I0ri! ,,t, known.
herds contain some "bosrdora" or
cows that do not pav the cost or reed I
)ero iiiewj weuuuu uui uio ueru
would at once become more profit-
able. The dairyman should dispose
A Folding Ironing Hoard
With Every Electric Iron
At the regular price
The Hoard Cannot be lUtttorcd,
The Iron Is Gunriintt'ori I'ortner.
of nil cows not coming up to tho dell
nltu yield or buttur fat. ProlU comes
not front tho number of cows kept
or tho amount of fat sold hut front
Income In excess of expenditure. Only
such cows should ho kept ns poahhsh
i (no nimuy or converting food eco
nomically into milk.
Pure-bred bulls from cowb giving
lnrgo yields should bo used. Too
much emphasis cannot ho mndo here
tor me nun mourns inn miiK proiuiu-
I lX.Tntn hli. ft, "!?, "iL0o!l
'rll,uto lo ,,lH tn,rltnce and WHSS1
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them on to his daughters. Instanoea
nre not rare whore the yield In n
herd has been doubled through the
use of n superior s"ro, A "scrub"
sire will as surely havo the opposite
effect and decrease tho yield.
A few good cows, well fed niul
cared for should be tho rule rather
thim a larger number of Inferior ani
mals, getting scanty rations and In
different enro. As the basis ror it
dairy cow's rations there Is nothing
iieuer man niraita. it is rich in
protein, a milk stimulating rood and
good returns are secured by tho use
or this rood alone.
It Is not n perfect ration, however,
and better results will bo secured f
some variety Is given In the ration
Roots, corn sllngo, oat hay and grain
can be used to good advantage.
Sweet clover Is being tried In some
parts of the county and gives prom
i of being a valuable addition to lh
Itst or roods ror the dairy cow.
Com that Is estimated io yield
tn 10 tons to the acre has been gniwn
this yonc. The slln preserve this
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'tr .'" 1"Z1..I. n" L" ,".nr. w.n"B
fed In connection with alfalfa liar
given splendid reoulta. The Mtur
will prolwhly am more corn raised
and tho alio In general use.
Tho dairy row needs lo be red lib
erally. A scantily fad row will
prove a disappointment, no matter
how good her breeding and she
should be handled gontly and quiet
ly at all times.
It Is the opinion or the writer that
dairying will boeorao one or the lead
ing Industrie or the Irrigate! f.
tlona or the country and that It wilt
prove a large raetnr In developing
Its retwureos and adding to lis
Tho great needs are: lletter eows,
ennnrsl nan nf tiitrn limit l.nlta from
lilglt producing cows, liberal fowling.
chlnn nnt, KBMWare. 8kui0 jard.
wnro Company Adv.
Rend Uutter Is Host on Dread.
THE LIFE CAREER
"Sclifnlliig In youth thoiiM tnvsrliililj !
nurciru m iimmr ixmaii m inr iwii w
nt tlir lrl iPiinnnl titcmmtluii tur
it UcMl)l"l'itiutmte W idiot
ThU U Dm MUtlnn ol III
Pnrtyltth School Venr Opens
SEPTKHBER 18th, 1914
Write Inr HIiKtiatfd ico pn llniilt
let, "Mill I ll'l CAKM'lt." mid lot C.ita
Ior niiiliilnliiR lull litfni imitliiu
Dtgtt Couutt- AOHICIM rilNP t
tmiulry. Poultry I liistMiiuty. Ilorll.iilturc.
Aurliiiltiuc (or ImiIicik I-OKIS1KV,
1.0(11 UNO l:NOINItlKINO IIOMH liCO
liNniNM'UINO: kIMrkal, Irtleittleii,
lllRhw.iv. Alnhsnlcnl, Clicinknl, .MIiiIiib,
Cer.imkv CoMMIiMUI. PlIAUMACY.
lug, Home MiiUpf"' Conine. ImltiMiMl
Arls. 1-ureMry. luiMnrs Slmit Coursn
Sii,stlnf Jmjio-I'uiio, SWIiir, ll.mil.
Fmiitm Rutin.. CMe ty Mail fie
AJJirx rillt KIIUISTHAK,
(Iw.T-IMnSO) OiiivIII, Olnnn
W. T. (Irouue, llopklnlou, N. II.,
writes tho following letter, which
will Interest every one who tins kid
ney trouble. 'Tor over a year, Mrs.
(lreone had buon mulcted with n very
stubborn kidney trouble. Foley Kid
ney Pills done more to complete her
recovery than any inedlulue sho has
taken and I feel it my duty to recom
mend them." Patterson Drug Co.
Refresh )otire!f with a cold drink
Full pints nt 6 and 10 cents Ameri
can llakery Adv Uitt
I linto built I'tvry brick lioiioe In llonil erected by
WORK TIIK iii:mt.
PltlCICS Till: I.OWIWT.
NATIMFAtTIO.N AHSOHTKLV ftUAIUNTKItD.
SAND FOR SALE
The beat obtainable nt llm loiteat prices In large or
I linto the (iiilto pilillege for amid In nil O. O.
I. Coiupany ditches.
cxtciitis to you h coitlial invitation
make this hotel your lifHtlfiuiiitci-s.
THOROUGHLY RENOVATED AND REFITTED.
HooiiiKwillioiit l)Kth$l.()0 niu! tip. Hooin
with privHlf Imlh $1.50 nnti up. LOCA
TION CENTRAL. REST of SERVICE.
A RESTAURANT WITH FOOD AND PK1CES MIGHT.
C. II. S11AEER, MunitKtr
The Miller Lumber Company
Wenandy Livery & Auto'Co,
NEW AUTO TRUCKS
Will bo put on butwflun Bund anil Sllvor Litku April 1.
HHND-LA PIMK $2 fl()
HKND-KORr HOCK fr1.ni)
BBND.SILVMI LAKI5.. ?.Q0
will bo c)mr.ri( en nil J3x)roH mid KuKKatro.
itI'derto Coinpatvy CALirOBiiiA
CIiiiitIi of tin llietliioii.
Rervlnm ouch iilteriiuln Huinlav ; t
the M. 13. I'liuicli nt ti p. 111. No nu ,
vices next Hiintlity.
Tho nmiiliir him vices will be hold
next Hiiiuliiy morning nt It o'clock,
Tim thoinu of the morning suriiion
will bo, "Tim (Inmtent (lunltis." This
service will he preceded by the 8iiu
day school it 1 1 1) o'clock. Thu oven
lit K service will bo tho lust of l
prvsont Union services 11111I will i.n
hold In the Methodist Mplsr-opal
oliiireh. II. C. Ilsrtiiinft, pastor
Theio will bo services at Hie Cath
olic church at 10-0 Sunday.
lllble school 10 it. in. Preaching
service 1 1 o'oloult. Union Young
Peoplos' numtliig 7 p. in. In the
Methodist eliureli. Union presclilim
service in the Methndlst church nt i
o'cliKik. There will he a Union prtn
er iiioellng In the llnptlst church this,
Wmlnusdny evtinliig, led by Rev. II
C Hnrlrniifl, beginning nt K o'clock
Subject, "The Mnstei piece or Ood '
KIO.NM FOR HAI.K.
"For 110111," "For Hnl," "Room
lo l't", "llouNckccpllig Rooiiin," "'o
Aillillttniire." "No Miiioklng," Hi-.,
etc., Placard printed In .large t)n
on licnty brltoi iMiuril, Ifi rcnti emii.
Icon In qimiltltle. Ilulletlti Olllit. 1 SIT
It's a laxative, or course- and Hi"
ulciHit hot weather drink oii etc
lasted Fliishea thoroughly, niul
pleasaiillv, too. F, ('. Coaler. mi
cuse. N. V , says- "Have ud la
live for l' eara but llila Citrnli
has got everythlnk else bent H mil
Try It 1'atieraon Drug Co. Adv