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About The Redmond spokesman. (Redmond, Crook County, Or.) 1910-current | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1914)
Published at the “ Hub City” o f Central Oregon
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KKDMONI). CROOK COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, PJ14
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Statement o f flnam lal rondl-
1 1 • f t’ rook rimilir l i n m i l i m 31.
Statement o f noatirlal ronill
of Crouk m u n ir , Jannary 31.
Statement nf Itnanrlal rondi
[ nf l'riMik roimtjr. Krbruarr 3*
Statement of l» 0 7 la» roll
Reputi aa lo rontroversy ni<*r
»(Taira u bannl . n » ri
by rrrialti »irmiUlani» empio»-
) thè rounty
Reputi aa lo unlfurni arate o
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JOHN li KICIIAHIHtON,
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frook m u l i , O m w , Hot ontani
RI nane Ini eondltlon ai i stono of
Inraa lipirinlipr 31. 1913
I 6.231 'i5
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In i. il
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1.699 n i
II. ». boni
p *. ’ i fair
I l redem ption
! 11> t'oiintr
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23 » ut
1 1 3 . » « » 6ll
I.la b ilities
139 ' * 9 M
I u ì . i i U p lit
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Note The above debt of Hie
kinty la net and Inrltidea the rredlt
»lieilal funda for which the
kuity arta aa an a a m t only
The real ramnty debt, applicable
county government la detertnlnrd
takltiK I he tola) of Renerai fund
!d road fund oulatandlna warrants
d deducting therefrom the balance
hand In these funda
I Statement o f financial condition al
nal* of bualneaa January 31. 1914
I 2.4 4« 6«
mera) road ......................
3.036 « I
. lai r o a d ........................
4.» 3 » 37
delinquen! January 1,
Iteport aa lo controversy over
county affairs aa bused on u report
made liy certain
m conn (mils em
ployed by the county.
The Commissioners' Jmirnul allows
tliut u tirili of urcmilitanta. A McK
itali át Co . was auIboriteli to make
an audit of
the accounts of the
county, apparently for the year 191.7
This firm rendered a report to Coun
ty Jridice Sprinter on or about Jan
uary 19. 1914
The report contained
I Special schools
I.3«7 li« schedules simulili; the expenditure*
I t i 1 1 uf the various functions of Hie county
¡ R | $ ami contained comments, opinions
4 4 39 snd adverse criticisms of the various
School b o l l i l a ..................... 10.00U 00 county officiala
7'hls report was filed and Immedi
Interrai on bonds
4 6 00
Homi redemption ..............
26o oo ately caused a turmoil us between
1 "• «
nr, certain factions of the taipayers and
! Scalp bounty ..............
237 2» the county officials
At q special meet line o f certain tax
. . .
l o o «4
23 » 0« payers and some of the county offi
cials. thereupon called. It was stated
122.171 ».1 hy the accountants that certain offi
cials were transaction the business
1 4 « .« 2 « 62 of their departments llleically ami
that the 1907 tax roll of the rounty
124.666 6» was delinquent In the sum of 120.000
or therealioula. and as a result of
Statement i.f BU h . ..i 1 .
cluae uf bust tie»» February 2H. 1914 this meeting the accountants were
authorised to continue their work on
| 2.461 21 Hie lax rolls
In the meantime a controversy be
Special road .................... .
County si bilili
4.«39 37 tween the sheriff of the county and
1.310 6.7 one of 1 he accountants over the cus
’ l l « tody o f the rolls
The sheriff desired to have the
l i t lo
44 39 rolls audited In hla office, or an office
School b o n d s ...................... 10,000 00 adjolnlntc. where his deputies and the
Interest on tKimls
4& on abstract people could have access lo
The accountants apparently
Umili r e d e m p t i o n ..............
2 6 0 0 0 them
3 0 1 66 refused this request and took the
Scalp bounty ......................
237 2« rolls ami locked themselves In a room
Inat II ute ...............................
lOO »4 on all upper floor of the court house
23» 06 In the meantime Ihe sheriff, feeling
hla responsibility for the tax rolls,
had the Janitor open this door o f the
2 4 « . l » 6 2k room am! took some of the current
tax rolls down to his own office
Tills action on the part of Ihe sher
123.697 9.7 iff! caused more friction and lead a
R o o d many o f the taxpayers to believe
Vole The above statement of as-
that the sheriff did not want hla tax
sets Is of funds only and dora noi
rolls amt accounts audited and that
show the value of roads, road ma
matters were not as they should be
chinery and eiinlpnient or value of
This was the situation
land ami bulldltiaa owned by (he
county when we arrived In Prlnevllle
An examination of the report of
The delinquent tales are also not
the accountants rendered on January
shown In the statement for the r e t 19. 1914. disclosed the fact that the
ami that the amount actually r é s ili adverse criticism
able la difficult to determine
certain o f Ihe county officials la mani
The total amount of delinquent festly unfair and uncalled for
taie s from 190« to 1912. Inclusive,
The statutes were profusely quoted
amounts to the sum of 190.H26 72
In an effort to confirm their adverse
I nder the system o f accountlna a f criticisms whereas a close scrutiny
fairs on a receipt and expetidlt lire of Ihe laws quoted by them shows
basis the liabilities would be Increas that the rounty officials were follow-
ed by the amount of claims filed l.i I hr Ihe laws (with a few minor ex
Iiecemher. which are not approved ception s) as closely as they could
and paid until the January term of
The tax roll for the year 1907,
statement o f I IMI? Tav Hull.
which Is In controversy, apparently
Amount of tat roll that
was turned over to the sheriff In very
ahould have been charn
There were numerous
e l (u slier I IT
1 1 I 0.»0t II errors of extentlon and computation
Sheriff s aasesments. etc
17.24« 19 and also errors of dou ble assess
I’ etialty and Interest rol-
ments The sheriff's assessments on
1 I I i
this 1907 roll amounted to a sum vf
The 1907 roll Is In a de
1129.503 03 plorable shape as Is also the 1910 tax
Collected a n d
Most of the old lax rolls are
over lo treasurer
1101,641 32 In a bail condition
Three i>er cent rebate al
The statement of the 1907 roll as
lo » e !
2.2 7 5.61 shown In this report shows that the
Krrors and wronitful as-
total roll amounts to } 110,906.44 ex
t 1,121 21 clusive of sheriff's assessments and
Injunction still iT h e l»ea-
other discrepancies. The amount of
chuleo IrrlKstlon and
the roll as shown by the county
Tower Co «a roun iy.
7.6HO 49 clerk's statement was 1108,1.75 46 or
Cncollecled Jan .1 191 4
-if 92,772.22 Wi can
il ot account for this error unless
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llalance brouKbl down aa
Day After Day the Quest for Something
GOOD to Eat Goes On
C ikm I Conti is the three-times-a-day problem with you.
Providing it at RIGHT PRICES is the all-the-time prob
lem with this store.
So, as you may have guessed, w-e should like to have you
solve a good deal of your problem with our store.
You will find that at all times we are in a position to
serve you with the REST there is in the GROCERY LINE
and ask you to give us a trial order and let us show you how
well we can satisfy your wants.
Our line of BAKERY GOODS will nppeal to you, for
they are always fresh.
Place your next order for anything you may want in the
Grocery Line with us, and we are assured you will be amply
satisfied with the goods and service.
Hobb’s Cash Grocery and Bakery
THAT ZEALOUSLY GUARDS
F U N D S — TOGETHER
WITH A P R O G R E S S I V E
METHODS— MAKE THE
A GOOD PLACE TO DO
on papers In the county unless they
allow the W. C T. V. to edit them: I
"B e It resolved by the Co. W . C.
T. t". In convention assembled:
“ That we do not patronise by our I
subscription, any longer than our
present paid up time, any newspaper i
in this county that refuses to publish
our reports and notices and does not
give us the temperance news o f the
At the meeting o f the Commercial county and state at large as far as
According to proclamation by the
Club last night It was decided to o b they can do so.
City Council. Tuesday. April 7, has
“ Resolution adopted.”
been designated as "C lean-up Day”
serve “ G ood R oa d s" Hay. April 25.
and have all members o f the club
in Redmond .at which time all prop
and citlxens generally who are Inter F A R E W E L L SERMON AND AN- erty ow ners iu both the business and
NI AI, CONGREGATION Al.
ested In good roads, get out that day
residence districts are expected to
clean up around their premises.
and work on certain roads In the vi
This clean up proposition is inau
cinity o f liedmond.
The purpose of "G o o d R oa d s" Pay
gurated as a forerunner to a cam
paign that will be made against the
Is to have everyone In the state, that
I.ast Sunday morning at the Pres flies, and it is thought that by clean
can do. get out and do at least one
good day's work on the roads. Sup byterian church Rev. F. Harvey ing up the alleys and other places
erintendent o f Public Instruction preached his farewell sermon from o f refuse and garbage much o f the
Churchill Is preparing a plan under the text. " W h o is sufficient for these fly pest can be eliminated.
which the school children will t a k o ( things” and " Y e are my friends." I All property owners are urged to
part In the work. One o f the things "T h e Best o f Friends Must Part." | clean up on and around their premi
proposed by Mr. Churchill Is that the Following this the regular annual ses on the above date.
church meeting was held
children take part In dragging the was read from Rev. J. M. Cornell-
main roads leading to the school son, chairman of home missions of
AD VE RTISE THE 11.1 B
the Pendleton Presbytery, respond
ing favorably to the request which
At the Commercial Club meeting
I.A Hi IK P R O P E R T Y O W N K R H E R E had been made for n regrouping of last night it was decided to have
this church with another congrega cards printed bearing the Inscription
To facilitate this proposition
W. M. Wilson, accompanied by his Rev. F. Harvey retires from the " W e Are Members o f the Redmond
wife, arrived here last week from work at the close o f March and will Commercial C lub ." and have same
Valilex. Alaska, and will remain two take a rest.
The financial reports placed in the store windows o f all
or three months. Mr. Wilson Is one from E. C. Park and from the La merchants who are members o f the
This method o f advertising
o f the largest property ow ners In the dles Guild and other sources showed club.
city, ow ning nearly a block o f desir the total Income to be $600 for this the club has been done in oth er
The disbursements places. J. W. Brewer stated, and has
able business lots and buildings on church year.
were, for pastor’s salary, home mis resulted in much good.
Sth between K and F streets. He sions. foreign missions, relief
owns the Hotel Redmond and the aged ministers and widows. Sunday
t H \It*• El> \\ ITH B \PE
store building and hall on Ihe corner school literature, piano, lumber bill,
of fith and F streets. Mr. Wilson has fuel nnd lighting.
Rev. F. Harvey
W. D. Bell of Laidlaw., was recent
an abiding faith in the future of cordially thanks the citizens of Red
Redmond, and stated that he
was mond for their liberal and courteous ly arrested at Grants Pass on a war
contemplating a number of Improve treatment and desires that his suc rant charging him with rape on his
ments In some o f his holdings, es cessor may receive similar encour 14-year old niece. The alleged crime
The roll o f membership
pecially the Hotel Redmond, which was revised by the Session, and E. was committed last September and
he proposes to move off the present C. Park was elected a trustee for the sheriff's office has been on Bell's
track ever since.
Bell was bound
site and replace with a modern three years.
over In the sum o f $1500.
pressed brick hotel building
NAMES F O R MAILING
The Prinevllle Commercial Club
Ttt HOTPOT N E W SP A P E R S
The Spokesman has the name of has made arrangements to have a
The Spokesman last night receiv every taxpayer in Crook county, with big 4th of July celebration.
ed Ihe followin g communication in their postofflee address. Persons de
Local talent at I-a Pine will soon
the mall, with the envelope post siring names for mailing or other
marked Culver, which leads one to purposes ran secure same at this o f put on the comedy o f " M y Friend
i believe that a boycot Is to be placed fice at a reasonable figure.
GOOD ROADS DAY Ï0
"CLEAN-UP” DAY IS
FIXED EOR SATURDAY