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TIIK 11KND IIUMjETIN, I1KNI), OUR., WKDXKSDAY, MAY 10, 1010.
Strahorn Tells of Growth of
Resources of Central Oregon
(The Sunday Orcgonlnn.)
I'rollmlnury surveys on tho Oregon
California & Eastern Hallway will be
completed by the middle of sum
mer, mid further development will
lio presned forward ns rapidly us pos
sible, snys ltobert K. Strahorn, pres
ident of tho road, who has Just re
turned from an extensive tour
through Contrnl Oregon.
Mr. Strahorn Is thoroughly en
couraged us a rosult of his trip. Ho
trovi-led moro than 000 mllert, start
ing nt Heud iiiul loading through La
I'lnc and Fremont to Silver Lake,
thence through tho whole length of
the Fort Hock and ChrlHtmns Lake
valleys and by vay of tho Narrows
of llnrnoy and Malheur lakes to
Crano Creek Gup, tho proposed wes
tern terminus of tho Oregon Short
Ho proceeded southward through
the town of Hnrrlmnn, around tho
cast side of Slelnc mountain to tho
Alvord lako country In extrotno
Houthern Oregon; tltonco nround tho
southern and western sides of Steins
mountain through tho Catlow valley,
Wnrnor Lnko and Abort Lake regions
to Paisley. From 1'alslcy ho went to
Lokovlow and to Klamath Falls, re
turning to Hand by way of Upper
ivlumnth I.ako and Klamath Marsh.
A number of side trips woro made
from several of these points nnd n
largo portion of tho 450 miles of tho
surveyed lines of the Oregon, Cnll
fornln & Kasturn ltullvay was close
Developments lira (I'liitlfyliiK.
Mr. Strahorn wrs much gratified
nt tho many dovolopmonts which
hnvo taken place In tin past year In
this country. No part of it seems to
hnvo stood still. For example, he
roports about 100 families hnvo lo
cated In Ciitlo valley, a section HO
miles wide and 1(1 miles long, and
b'ut a small fraction or Harney coun
ty. "Cntlo valloy," said Mr. Stra
horn, "Is ono of tho highest elevat
ed districts In Central Oregon, nnd
even hero fruit trees of various kinds
woro found In blossom nnd vegeta
tion well advanced.
"Mnny or tho homesteaders woro
making permanent Improvements of
such a character as to Insure thor
ough stnblllty of tho country. They
nil talk confidently of their future
liotwlthstnndlng tho nearest railroad
point Is about li",0 miles dlstnut ami
that thoy have to haul their building
material, fencing and other supplies
from n point north of Hums about
100 miles distant.
"Tho group of valleys on tho east
nldo of Htolim mountain, Including
Happy valley,, Anderson's -valley,
'Wild Horse valley, ami others, form
n connected nrnhlo district about Si'
mill's long and from two or three
miles. to 20 miles wide," said Mr.
Strahorn. "This Is nil In Hnrney
county. These vnlleysv lying around
the1 base of Steins mountain, white
so isolated, enjoy a very happy com
bination of tlio Immense summer
rnngo covering Steins mountain and
vast stretches of hay lauds and win
ter ranges around Its base.
!MO .Mile Audi Trip In Mnile.
"It required about a 'J HO mile au
tomobile trip to encircle this moun
tain from tho north end of which,
Htretchlng fit) miles northward to
Malheur lake, Is the great Hlltzou
vnlley region which has been so well
developed by Colonel William lliui
loy. This property recently changed
hands, now being owned by the
Swift Interests and the Corbett fam
ily, or Portland. This Is regarded ns
an Ideal stock raising section, prob
ably the best In Kmitorn Oregon,
"The wholo Stclnu mountain coun
try In connection with Harney val
ley offers splendid opportunity for
development by the Oregon Short
J.lne approaching froim the cast and
our proposed line to be built emit
ward from Heud to n connection
with the Oregon Short Kino boiiio
where In the Hums territory.
At Knktivlnw, Mr. Strahorn was ad
vised by the olllclals of the United
States Kaud Olll re Hint an average
of 100 land entries have been made
per year for tho post three years. As
this district Includes only Klamath
slid Lake counties and a small per
Hon of Crook county, It will glvo
Vomo Idea of the activity existing In
Government lands. Another strik
ing fact was the census recently tak
en of Fort Hock valley which Ilea
mainly In Lake county, showing (12 1
families with -7 school houses. This
valley lies about TiO miles south of
Heud and will bo crossed from north
to south by tho llmid-Lakcvlow Hue
of the Oregon California & Kastern. I constant
Probably the most Important ag
ricultural development u In Klanmth
county whore the vnlleys may not
bo quite so largo ns In Harney coun
ty hut the very large 'proportion tlf
reclaimed marsh lands are said to
be among the richest In the world.
There are several hundred thousand
Mere of these marsh lands In Klam
ath county of which several thous
Miid acres are holng reclalmod every
year. They at onco become thickly
settled and developed. Tielr pro
ductiveness Is so prodigious that 40
or 80 acres Is considered a good
farm. It will bo tho cattle and dairy
ing country pur excellence, says Mr.
Dry Fnritiliur Progrewt Is Made.
"While the marshes are being thus
Tpldly drained uud developed,
great progress Is being mado on the
uplnnd dry farms," ho explained fur
ther. "Many new tracts aro being clear
ed of sage brush and put into crops
this season. It is believed that the
usual wheat yield in tho viclnity-of
Klamath Fulls amounting to uoout
2uU, Quo bUBhels pur year, will
quickly double. Klamath county bus
also In the piiBt year shipped nbout
10,000 hogs and considerably moro
than $1,000,000 worth of beef and
Tho development of new furni
lands, irrigation piojects, etc., is al
so very active ln tho Silver Luke
region and about Paisley. Private
Irrigation projects are being pushed
on a considerable scalo, whllo tho
larger projects under tho district
plan are being organized nnd placed
in a fair way lor early construction."
Mr. Strahorn found lurgo ounntl
tles of wool being hauled north
trom tho Lakevluw and Paisley dis
tricts to Heud, u distance of from
100 to loo miles, for shipment to
Portland; also that a Paisley Ilrm
which last year shipped 30,000
pounds of goods from San Francis
co Is this year buying Its ontlro stocl:
at Portland. Ho also learned that
there aro 3110,000 head of sheep
grazing In tho country tributary to
his projected railway with an nnnuul
wool production of about 11,000,000
pounds. Contrary to reports broad
cast during tho winter, tho losses or
sheep and cattle woro comparative
ly small. Whllo thoro was an unus
ual snowfall In the higher districts
tho ' winter ranges reinforced by
largo amounts of hay brought the
cattle and sheep through In good
shape, Meanwhllo tho heavy snow
fall has left the soil In Hue shape
for dry farming.
Lumber Industry Doing Developed.
Tho lumber Interests are being
vory repldly developed. Hesldes tho
two groat mills recently completed at
Heud, the starting of ono of which
.Mr. Strahorn witnessed whllo thoro.
now mills cf considerable capacity
have been built on Upper Klamath
lake and smaller ones In various oth
er sections. In Klamath Fulls sev
eral factories are utilizing lumber
for boxes and other by products on
ti largq scale. Tho largest mill tit
Kliimnth Falls, having a capacity of
1150,000 feet for each 10 hours, Is
now arranging to put on ti night
shift so Its production can bo In
creased to f00,000 feet per day.
Ono or tho big llend mills Is do
ing the same, and tho capacity of ono
of tho Hcnd mills will be doubled
In tho near future. All or theao
lumber maiiufiicturera advised Mr.
Strahorn that they had booked or
ders for a long time ahead mill that
these orders woro well distributed
throughout till of tho Central states,
reaching ns far south as Texas.
About IIOO miles or tho Oregon,
Calirornla &. Kastern Hues hnvo been
surveyed, whllo severnl hundred
inlloB of preliminary surveys have
been run In nddltlon, Tho two par
ties now In tho Hold nro oxpectod to
complete tho engineering work by
mid-summer, after which several
months of olllco work by tno drnrts
men will plnco the whole project on
paper In good shape. The most Im
portant Held work now going on Is
the new line being run south rrom
Silver Lake vln Sycnn Marsh and
Sprnguo Illver to Klamath Falls.
litis Is an Important diversion
from the Hue originally run from
Sliver Lake to Klamath Fulls via
Kirk. Tho now lino Is about 40 per
cent complete and Is thus far very
If present prospects nro roa'llzed.
whllo the new line will Involve CO
miles more construction, It will de
velop nn entirely new nnd much
richer territory than the old ono.
MeeltngH Held At Town.
Hesldes endeavoring to complete
his knowledge of tho ontlro Centrul
Oregon country lying tributary to
thoso proposed lines, Mr. Strahorn
held meetings with tho people nt
such points as Hond, Silver Lnke,
l.ukevlew, Pnlsley and Klamath
Fullt) to adjust tcnulual and right vt
way details which havo nrlsen since
surves were commenced. All of
these meetings were largely attend
ed and enthusiastic, nnd assurances
were everywhere received of unani
mous support of tho people. In tho
language of several, "anything that
was asked for would bo produced."
This Is being jnado good by the
free tenders of rights of
way and station grounds by the var
Among other developments which
promise lartse tonnnge to the Central
Oregon rnllway are the groHt sodn
deposits estimated at from 700,000
to 1.000.000 tons of solid crystnllzed
soda nt Alkali hike, owned by the
Sprookles Interests, Thixe peoplo
have just sent In two large auto
trucks loaded to the guards with
machinery for a plant which they
will Immediately establish nt the de
posits to extract the moisture from
tho product, thus reducing tho
weight of tho mntorlul about one
half nnd leaving It so near chemical
ly pure as to bo readily mnrketnblo
.fat good figures.
When tho plant Is completed tho
trucks will be used to haul tho pro
duct to Lakevlow, whence It will bo
shipped over tho Nevada-California
Oregon Itnilroad to San Francisco,
These trucks will bo tblo td deliver
10 tons to tho rallroa'd per day.
There aro also signs locally of the
development ot Summer nnd Abert
lakes project as a result of the ac
tivities of Jason Moore, Mr. Strahorn
reported. It Is reported that ma
chinery will be shipped In at nn ear
ly date to distill flie vnluablc salts
said to oxlst In great quantities in
Cut This Out It Is Worth Money
Don't miss this. Cut out this slln.
enclose, with D cents to Foley & Co.,
Chlcngo, 111., writing your name and
address clearly. You will receive !u
return n trial packago containing Fol
ey's Honey and Tar Compound for
bronchial coughs, colds and croup;
Foley Kidney Pills, and Foley Cathar
tic Tablets. Sold everywhere Adv.
Till) TIN CAN FAKMIIIt.
IJy Stanley F. Mote.
Farmer Jones was a trn-enn man;
Ho lived and nto from nn old tin can.
Canned beans for breakfast, beef
Cnnned stuff mado his family thinner
hven In cutis canio his gasoline,
And his tin-can cow's milk had no
Cnnned peaches, strawberries,
matocs and bonus,
From his tin-can gnrdon. with
lack of greons.
Hven his spouse wns mndo of tin,
And tho hnir fed peoplo who lived
Sometimes ventured to spend some
For nn apple, orango, pear, or plum
Which might Just as woll have been
raised nt home.
Till nt last tho rami adviser came?
And said, "It Is a beastly shame.
Theso boys must hnvo fresh fruit to
And vegetables, too, and home-killed
Why don't you rnlso somo homo sup
plies? A garden's n profltablo enterprise:
And keep somo hens, n cow, n pig.
The, Inhor of It ls not big.
Tho boys nnd girls nrust Join n club
To teach them how to ralso good
Tho farm ndvlsor went away,
Hut soon returned another day
A chnngo ho saw In homo nnd man,
Anil not n single old tin can;
A garden fine, nn orchard fair;
Tho hoiiso and tools In good repnlr.
Tho farmer nnd his wlfo' explain
With smiles, they hnvo not worked In
O r children In the club did win
And now we'ro snvlng all our "tin."
TEX HKASOXS FOIt DAIHYIXG
Tho Pacific Homestead gives the
following rensons for dnlrylng:
It enables the dulryman to antici
pate and receive a neat and regular
incomo from tho Bale of milk.
The Balo of surplus young stock
nnd cows furnishes an income in
addition to the Incomo for milk, that
adds to the profits materially.
It provides a home market and
pays higher prices for farm crops
than aro ordinarily paid at commer
It utilizes grass nnd various kinds
of feed that hnve no market value
oxcept ns thoy aro converted Into
milk or other salable products.
It provides a means of employing
lnbor regulnrly and profitably nt nil
seasons of tho year.
It makes tho farm permanently
productive by tho utilization of feeds
on the fnrm nnd the uso of fnrm
The regular Income from tho snle
of dairy products and stock ennble3
the farmor to keen up permanent
Improvements nnd to tnkc pride In
the possession of a farm home.
Dnlrylng offers one a great op
portnlty for becoming a thorough
business manager nnd enjoying the
game of trying to mnko everything
It produces a human food for
which there Is no substitute nnd for
which thoro will nlwnys bo a con
stant demand nnd nn opportunity to
supply nt icasonnblo prices.
It oilers a most sultahlo environ
ment for the development of high
standards of living both for a family
and n community.
Lots at Half the Price
Asked in other additions of Equal Distance from
the Business Center.
Lois 40X105. .$75 for Inside, $100 for Corners
Lots 50X125. $100 for Inside, $125 for Corners
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
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OREGON STREET, BEND, OREGON
Member Portland ltcnlty ltonrd.
TO WHOM IT MAV OO.WKHX.
Notlco Is given to all contractors
and builders that no work should ho
begun on any building within the city
limits of llend until the owner of tho
property has securod a building per
mit under tho recently enacted build
ing ordlnanco of tho city of Hcnd.
h. A. W. NIXON,
Chief of Police.
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