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The bend Bulletin
1JKN1I, OREGON, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 10, 1111(1.
AH Retails Will lm Collected' by Oc
' tobcr or November Urges Might
of Way Work Here Club Dls
cussca Hock Crusher Purchase
Encouraging progress In tho pro
illmlnary work or tho Oregon, Cali
fornia & Eastorn was reported by
Robert E. Struhorn at tho Commer
cial Club lunchoon on Saturday. Hy
October or November, according to
Mr. Strahorn, the detallB will bo
jjiifllck'iitly In hand to cnablo a full
presentation of them to lio mado for
tho purposo of olf-rlnlng tho ncces-
l.iary Hiipport. Besides listening to
Mr. Strnhorn's talk tho club heard a
(discussion of tho proposed purchase
of a rock crusher by tho city and to
un announcement of standing com-
Mr. Strahorn spoko Informally,
impressing his polasuro tn finding
things coming "our way" as they
were at tho present tlnio, not moroly
in connection with tho railroad but
(a other matters. Ad an example ho
Ited tho rainfall which had been ox-
lorlenced this year and vonturod tho
ope that It meant a chaugo of cll
nato which would Insure crops on
oino of tho present uncultivated
IIiiIIm Rilng Wheat.
In coming from Tho Dalles, Mr.
strahorn said, they had passed
through nn almost continuous wheat
lold which wnH thero becnuso of tho
iroxlmlty of tho railroad. It was an
ilijrct lesson, for If you wont back
groin the railroad thero wns no whoat
lr In other words, to make It worth
i-htle to ralso wheat the farmer must
to near enough to the railroad to
let transportation. "I bcllove," Mr.
ktrahorn onld, "that grain can bo
lalncd In tho Interior country If wo
Ir.n furnish transportation."
At present Bond 13 attracting
liorp Mttuntlon than over, hitfire.
I'eople nro coming 10 siuuy mo lanu
Ind to look things over with a view
lo Investment. For this, said Mr.
Btrnhorn, tho railroad project Is
largely .responsible Pooplo aro
lomlng to him dr.'ly for advlco and
formation on Central Oregon.
Ilcportlng on tho railroad work,
Jr. Strahorn said that It was noces-
nrlly progroaclng slowly because of
lio tlmo It takes to got properly
pady to build. Onco ready the
Midi g enn bo dono quickly. The
iirvevlng is being well dono and tho
bcatl n work Is flnlshod from Bond
tho llnrney vtlioy and from Hcnd
Lakovlow wltu tho exception o:
miles. Tho Klamath Falls lino
finished from Sliver Lako to wth-
abotit 30 miles of Klamath Falls
bd within CO days tho Hold work
ill be completo. Then will como
io assembling of figures andes tl-
uteg so thnt "by Octobor or No-
ember tho wholo project will bo on
por read for the judgment of thoso
In closing Mr. Strahorn pointed
bt that Ilond had a great deal to do
award getting right of way and hop-
El thtrt on nctlvo campaign would
Hock Crusher Argued.
Tho matter of the rock crusher
as brought up by J. H. Ovorturf
ho cited tho county's unsatlsfac-
ry cxporlenco with n crusher re
pntly bought fromi tho same com-
ny Ho urged that the city go
lowly In the mattor and try out
nrlpim method of paving rather
ian to buy a crushor at this time.
junclman Steldl said thnt tho
lusher wns a necessity, It having
ben discovered that the cinders
ero cf no permnncnt value The
latter wns referred to tho newly np-
nlntet) committee on roads and
I Tho standing committees, as an-
lutnced by President Keyes, are as
Entertainment. E. M. Lara,
tialnnan, H. W. Skuse, F. D lleck
. A. L. French,, Carl Johnson, J.
Public Affairs-Floyd Dement.
Italrman, T. H. Foley, C. S. Hud-
i, D. E. Hunter, W. L, Codd, l,.
Iludow. John Steldl.
Irrigation R. W. 8awyer. Cbalr-
3, V A. Forbes, Chas. Short, Geo.
iunc. II M. Abbott,
(Trunk- A J. Kroenert. Chairman,
C. Egan, J H. Corbett, T. A. c-
Ina. If C, Ellis.
Industries. H. II. De Armona.
lalrtntn, Hugh O'Kano, F. W. Sol
an. 11 B. Allen. Dr. U. Ferreti,
A Miller, J E. Larson.
(eiiibcrsliip. D. M. Davis, uuatr-
map, A. M. Prlngle, C V. Sllvls, H.
E;' Uaker, C. L. Mannhelmer, G. M.
Roads and Highway. H. J. Over
turf, Chairman, J. A. Eastes, R. II.
Could. It. M. Smith, Clyde McKay.
OTHER PAPERS CONFIRM
BEND GLAISJS TO EVENTS
Hcdiuond Spokesman anil Crook
County' Journal Hntn Articles
Hearing Out Local Content Inns.
(Hecause thoy so largely confirm
tho Bend claims as to tho events
which proceeded her action on tho
county seat tho to following art
icles nre reprinted from tho Redmond
Spokesman and the Crook County
Journal respectively. Tho Editor.)
From Tho Spokesman.
Petitions woro duly filed by llond
In tho proposal to remove tho county
seat from Prlncvllle lo Hand. Natur
ally the papers of tho two towns look
at tho matter from divergent angles.
Tho motion to strive for removal
mado at n Bend meeting was voted
"Aye" in an "Unanimous and enthus
iastic roar," says Tho Bulletin.
Redmond comes In for a certain
criticism on account of an npparont
chnnge of front at periods during
tho negotiations and wo must confess
such was tho case to some extent.
Without a completo analysis of tho
situation Redmond's first Impulse
was to snvo hqr territory and high
school district Intact, nnd to do this
Deemed to Indicate n dividing lino
nine miles east of the city. Later
Investigation showed tho Injustice of
this, as It would Icavo tho old coun
ty with but little more than two mil
lion dollars assessable wealth and
would carry doublo that amount In
to the proposed new county. Also,
If PrlnevMlo built her proposed now
lino of railway mora than half of Its
mileage would bo In the now county.
Nobody In this section wanted
county division at this time, but they
felt thnt If Bend wanted It they wero
willing to mako n fairly equitable
division along the Hues of assessable
wealth, and as a lino east and west
running near Deschutes .and Tumaln
ecmed to fill tho bill, the proposition
was mado to Bend to adopt this lino,
but this was rejected and tho fight Is
From Tho Journal.
Tho fight for tho removal of tho
county scat from Prlnevlllo to Ilond
Tho tacts that lead up to this con
dition of affairs are many; and It Is
tho popular thlng-'Juat now to lay
'tho blamo on tho other fellow. It
floonifl that ovcryono Is trying to uso
tho condition to the advantage of his
favorlto candidate, and tho condi
tions seem to warrant tho prediction
that tho public wilt havo none of this
kind of business, end the follow who
attempts to mnko partisan politics
out of a condition where n commun
ity Is effected, will be crushed In tho
This Is no time 'for quibbling nnd
potty politics. Prlnevlllo ns a com
munity faces nn organlzod town nnd
community, and Its success or fail
ure rests on united and undivided ac
tion. Tho Journal Is In a position to
havo somo Ideas as to what caused
the present stato of r.ffalrs, as ye ed
itor having bean an envoy to tho
city of the enemy, under scclod or
ders, ns It wero, from tho commit
tos which held the fate of Prlnevlllo
In their grasp, for which he hrs been
both praised and cuosed heartily and
In this connection will add, thrt the
mattor on which ho was Instructed
was the only ono considered In talk
lug with tho Bend committee, and
that the Interests or tho name of no
candldato wero mentloi.-d nt this
time or at any other tlmo In conn co
lon with this nil-Important subject,
nnd further that the Journal or Its
editor Is placing anything or jnny
candidate ahead of tho nil-Important
county seat removal mattor at this
time, Is olther woefully Ignorant of
facts and conditions or a malicious
What might havo been done, what
could havo been dono and what wo
consider the best settlement of theao
matters Is not to be considered or as
much as mentioned now.
RECRUITING OFFICER COMING.
Major Hiram U. Welch. Oregon
Mllltla recruiting offlccr, will arrive
hore next Tuesday and remain three
dra for tho purpoocf accepting
recruits for tho Oregon National
Guard now on the bordor. Able
bodied men, between tho ages of 18
end -IS aro wanted but those having
relatives deponding on them for
support will not be accepted. The
wages of the soldlar aro from f 15
to )4S a month, with all clothing, ra
tions and medical attendance furn
COLORED MAN DISCHARGED
A Jury In Judge Eastes' court yes
terday afternoon found Charles Al
exander not guilty of a charge of as
sault based on a shaking up which
he gave a boy on Saturday. Alex
ander, who Is a colored mon. Is said
to have been taunted by the boy,
whereby provoking his action. The
Jury recommended that a reprimand
be given Alexander by tho court.
HERE LAST WEEK
Enjoy!) Fishing and Studios Growth
of Town Snjs Head Should Havo
Great Increa.se In Population
Iinpiesseil by Saw Mills Hero
On an outing with his family and
for tho purpose of familiarizing hlmw
colf with tho rocent development of
this section President J. D. Farrell
of tho O.-W. II, & N. Bpont tho great
er part of last week In llond and vi
cinity. For two days tho party was
at Tho Titles enjoying tho fishing,
mid tho rest of tho tlmo was devoted
to Inspection of tho mills, to rides
about town nnd Into tho country. In
the party were Mr. nnd Mrs. Farroll
and their two children and Mr. nnd
Mrs. E. C. Shovllii, of Portland, and
In an Interview given to n repre
sentative of Tho Bulletin Mr. Farroll
said that his visit hero nt this tlmo
had no especial significance, and
that thero was nothing for him to
eny on rnllrond matters which would
bo of Intorest to the public. Ho talk
ed quite fieoly, howovor, on tho
growth which llend wns experienc
ing. Indicating by his remarks that
he had taken more than a passing
Interest In Bend's development.
As was to bo expected, tho two
saw mills hnd made the biggest Im
pression on tho visitor and ho con
tinually referred to thorn, to their
size, tho smoothness of operation,
tho pay rolls amounting to n mil
lion dollars u year nnd Bond's
fortuno In having them hero nnd In
the charge of tho men thoy woro.
Besides the mills, Mr. Farrell
spoko of the substantial chnractor of
tho now O'Kano building, which ho
had been over, and of tho valuo to
the town of such structures as tho
two bank buildings nnd other bus
iness blocks. To his mind thero wns
nothing of a boom nature develop
ing hore wljllo the town hnd ovory
reason to expect nVxonttnuous In
crease In population for some time
Mr. Farroll left on Saturday by
auto far Burns and Crane, tho now
Harney county tsrmlnal of his com
pany's lines which have just been
built Intb Central Oregon from tho
east. Tho re3t of tho party return
ed to Portlnnd.
FAIR PLANS PROGRESS.
Considerable- progress has bean
mado In tho past week toward work
ing out the plans for the new fair
association, Moro subscriptions
hnve beon received nnd stops to
ward Incorporation hnvn beon tnkon.
Everywhere, nccordlng to Charles
Carroll, who Is actlvo In promoting
tho Idon, It lias mot with favor and
pledges of support havo been freoly
glvon. A meeting In the Interest of
tho association will bo held on Fri
day at 8 o'clock In tho Commercial
Club room nnd nil aro Invited to at
tend. FOUNDRY NEARLY DONE.
The new brick foundry building
for tho HuffHchmldt-Dugnn Iron
WorkB Is expected to be completed
this week, A second pattern maker,
has beon omployod and work will lio
turned out next week.
1,111 1 TOWN
Imi j KjkJ- wSjtH
X Rob ert E. sCshornWSk
U RAILROAD BUILDER. j "flFTEEN Py)
LEAVES FOR PORTLAND
Stato Kecutlu', With Members of
Iand Hoard, Returns From In.
spcctlou (if Dralmigo Project anil
Nitrates Deposit Others Visit
On the last leg of an Inspection
tour which had carrVed thorn well
over eastern and central Oregon
Governor WlthycomhQ and n party
of stato ofllclala and othor promi
nent mon arrived hero Thursday af
ternoon. At tills point tho party
hroko up, Governor Wlthycombo and
Attorney Ciotioral Brown leaving on
tho night trniu for Portlnnd and tho
others cpendlr.g tho night horo before
proceeding to an Inspection of tho
Tumnlo project nnd on to Portland
Ilc3ldes tho governor and tho nt
toinoy general tho party Included
Secretary of State Bon W. Olcott,
Treasurer Thomas B. Kay, Assistant
Stnto Engineer Percy Cupper, ox
Govornor Hawloy, of Idaho, Thomas
W. Cole, president of tho Stato
Bnnk of West Pullmnu, Chicago, R.
P, Henderson, of tho Colo Motor Co.
of Indianapolis, C. B McCnnnoll, of
Hums, nnd Harry Wilson of tho
American Nitrates Co.
Governor Wlthycombo hnd ninny
words of appreciation of tho npponr
nnco of tho cultlvntod fields near
Bond, tho clover ami alfalfa looking
ospeclally well to him after IiIr long
rldo a crow tho homestead country,
The party which visited tho Tumnlo
was greatly plcnsed with the condi
tion of the project. Thoy nlso vis
ited tho snw mills heru tho night before-nnd
wero much Impressed by
thorn, both Mr. Kr.y nnd Mr. Olcott
saying that they had no Idoa of tho
blzo of tho plants.
Main Object Is Inspection.
Tho main object of tho trip was
for tho Inspection of tho Harney
county drnlnngo projects and tho nl-
trnto doposltn In tho Succer creek
nnd Wngontlro districts. Tho lntter
aro of Importance to Bond as It Is
mtdorstood that shlpmontH of tho.
product will be mado through hero
as soon ns production begins, which
1b exDnctcd to be In tho nenr future.
" Thlshnso of tho trip wna de
scribed In a recont Issue of tho Ore-
en n Journal as follnwn:
During th6 trip tho members of
tho board visited and Inspected the
holdings of tho American Nltrato
company nt Succor creek, Buzzard
canyon, Rnwhldo canyon and Wagon
Tiro mountain. Tho company has
acquired by location under tho fed
oral net moro than fiOOO acres of
land containing potassium and ult-
rnto doposltB nnd Is now ongnged In
tho Installation of reduction plants
for handling tho output of thoso
holdings. Tho company oxpects to
begin tho shipment of nltrntea nnd
potassium within tho next two
months, in a small way, preliminary
to a mora oxtenslvo output during
Uia coming year.
ARNOLD COMPANY ELECTS.
At tho meeting of tho stockhold
crs In tho Arnold Irrigation Coin
pany, held on Saturday, tho fill
lowing woro -olocted- directors for
tho coming yo'ir: E. P. Drostorhous,
Charles Slpchen. A. C. Arsmtrong, A,
Powell and Glenn Slack. Other of.
fleers nre to bo elected by the ill
rectors. It wim reportod nt the
meeting that nil stockholdorH woro
receiving plonty of water this yenr.
STUCCO IS SHIPPED.
Stucco for tho new MuUlg build
ing nt tho corner of Wall end Ore
gon street will be chipped nt once
from the factory at Auburn, Wash
ington, according to Mr. Mutzlg
Work nn tho foundation will bo re
sumed ou Monday.
ROBERT E.STRARORN ARRIVES
TO REOIN TRIP OVER INTERIOR
Mrs. Strahorn Accompanies Him
Party Left for Hums Yesterday
and Will Go To Klamath Later.
On the beginning of his long ex
pected trip over tho lines of the
proposed Oregon, California & East
ern, Robert E. Strahorn arrived In
Ucnd on Friday uvenlng, coming
overland from Tho Dalles. With him
woro Mrs. Strahorn, whonccoiupan
les Hint on his travels whenever pos
sible, nnd James Iloono, the son of
n frlond of Mr. Strnhorn'a In Cnld
woll, Idaho, and a recent graduate of
the Yalo Law School.
Mrs. Strahorn, who Is tho author
of "Fifteen Thousand Miles by
Stage," has visited Bend once boforo,
tho occasion being Mr. Strnhorn's
first trip to Bond In September, 1914,
whon ho enmo In with W. D. Cheney
nnd first becnnio Interested In tho
possibility of building railroads Into
tho Interior. Her book Is tho rocord
of n number of years of travel with
hor husband over tho westom states
and among Its ninny Illustrations are
several Bend scenes.
Aftor upending three Cays hore
Mr", nnd Mrs. Strahorn, accompanied
by Mr. nnd Mrs. C. S. Hudson, Mi
yesterday for Burns to Inspect tho
surveys for tho Oregon, California
& Eastern Into tho Hnrnoy valley.
Thoy will return by wny of the
Crooked River country nnd Prlne
vlllo nnd thou take n now start, this
tlniD going to Lakovlow, Klamath
Falls nnd Crntor lake.
GILMAN HEREFOR DAY
Picsldent of Oregon Titiuk Brings
In Party of U. N. Officials.
President L. C Oilman, of the
Oregon Trunk, with.n party of offi
cials hdojU Tuosday here, taking ac
count of tho growth of tho town nnd
tho saw mill developments. The
C-ento.' part of tho forenoon, vn
client nt tho mills nnd In the lf tor-
noon thoy went cut Into thefftiulfo'
to Inspect tho long! tg 'operations.
Divides President !Gllmnn thoso
In tho pnrty woro W. P. Kennoy, of
Senttle, vlco president of tho Groat
Northern, M. J. Costollo, of Seattle,
assistant tralllo manager, and C. K
Pretty of Portland, general agent,
of tho. Great Northern and v. 1),
Skinner and J. T. Hardy of tho Oro
TO HOLD PICNIC.
A Scandinavian picnic will be glv
on by tho Sons of Norway next Sun
day nt I'lckutt Island, Tumnlo. En
tertainment Is planned In tho way
n r limit ii f n-nr. foot rncH nnd Nor.
woglan folk gamed. Refreshments
will be served on the grounds at
roiiBonnblo prices. An Invitation Is
uxtonded to nil to attend. Thoso
who wish may nrrnngo for trnuspor-
t'ttion at i norson a a-oro.
TO OPEN RIDS.
Bids for the construction of the
addition to the Bond Steam Laim
dry will be opened ou Saturday, K
II. Knnno. tho architect of this ml'
dltlon, has also preprrud tho plans
for tho Bend Ilrrdwnro Co. warn-
Iioubo. which will ho a two story
brick building 60x70 In size. Tho
foundation and concrete floor or tho
wurehoiiso nro alroady llirsiied.
SHALL CITY BUT
A ROC CRUSHER
QUESTION 15 ARGUED
Machinery Salesman, Out for a Halo
Causes Split In Council Somo In
Fit tor of Purehaso Major Fas
ten Refuses to Sign Contract
A rond machinery snlccmnn who
wns looking for a commlBslon on a
sale blew Into town last week and
before ho paid his hotel bill and
bought n ticked to the uoxt proopuct
town, ho created In tho city gov
ernment what should at least bo call
ed a rift. At the same tlmo ho gavo
tho town something to tnlk about
and to take sldosupon, a condition
which had not exlstod since tho con
troversy was on as, to whether Bond
or Wall street should bo Improvod
ns an approach to tho mills.
Now whon you nro looking for n
commission ou a sclu you miint first
mnko tho salo and before you can
do that you must Hud someone tn
mnko It to. Mr. Salesman realized
the facts, and selecting n rock'
crusher ns tho article for sale and
the city ns tho purchaser, approached
the mayor on tho subject Mayor
K.istes told him that the matter
would be up to the council and that
If Mr. Salesman could get tho coun
cil mifllcliMitly Interostod to hold a
meeting his proposition would bo
Apparently ho did so, for tho
mooting wns held.
Being unndvortlsod tho muoljiiH
was not nttoudiid by any others bu
sbies tho city oDlclnls ho that no
verbatim report of tho proceeding
Is available. Diligent Inquiry, how
ever, discloses tho following na about
To begin with Mr. Salesman nd
dressod the council explaining that
ho was hopeful that It would buy
a rock crusher for tho city. Ho gavo
alt tho roasono In favor of rock
critBhors and offered tonus of pay
iriont extending ovor Bovornl years. ,
,T-io Pjlc" EO'';Ul,'tW.r.pO),.WIiiMLjjf.
lm had finished, vfto atHumbnVliOKuSS
It lasted three hou?s In' tho mooting '
nnd tho groator part of Saturday out
oldo. Thrco coiincllmon, Sllvls, Cnld
woll, nnd Steldl, woro In favor of tho
purehaso. Brosterhous was opposed
mid so was Mayor Enstes. On n mo
tion to make tho purehaso tho throo
votod "Yon" and tho ono "No" nnd
the motion was declared carried. Mr.
Snlosmau had visions of getting what
ho rami after and produced a con
tract for signature by tho Mayor. 4
Mnyor EitHtos refused to sign.
At this point It Is believed that
tho proper thing to eny Ih, "And then
they clinched," and so thoy did, fig
uratively speaking. Hut tho mayor
was obdiirato and Mr. Salesman had
to content himself with the signat
ures of tho councllmoii who voted In
fuvor of the purchase, Whether or
not that binds the city Is not known,
but It Is understood that It dons not
This Is the rift.
And also the topic of cnnvrtrmi
ttou universally enjoyed on Saturday,
Colon Pacific CoIkiiIiiIIoii AgeutM
MiiKo Tour of Country.
R A. Smith, colonlzutlon uid In
dustrial a Hunt of the Union Pitojfiu,
and Isaiah W heeler, assistant nolo,
nlzntloa tftnt, wttrn In Hand on
Wednesday on' a tour of Cunt nil Or
e :on. eomltiK here from Crane whifro
thev took imrt In the cvlnhratlou In-
idem to the opening of the mil
toad to that point. With thfliu wtvh
Ch.i. IS. Ilrookt, MUUiit Hp(tr(U
Undent of the U. I, at KafNpft, Idu
IntipitetlnK the town thi par
ty spftiit Thursday on the Tunwlo
project, gtalng from there to tho
Griioro in Portland, after hlu visit
h'-re, Mr. Smith Is reported to havo
aid that the Ochoco project wan ono
of tho fiQMt ho had ever seen. If it
nlso reported that the people In tho
Hampton valley and other dry farm
ing districts woro making progress.
RAINFALL IS HEAVY.
July Is carrying out thn ynar'n
record for unusual weather, tho ruin
fall for tho mouth, all of which na-
curred Saturday night, Kituduy and
Monday, being ahead of all pntvloua
records. Over an Inch of ruin fe)ll
In tho period beginning Saturday
night Nnd undlug Sunday afturuoou,
and on Monday morning there wero
shower bringing .09 Inchon. ' Tito
rain has rerved to keep the roads lp , .
food condition and to benefit grow