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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CROOK COUNTY
PRINEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 1915.
Nov In Session
Buloin. Kvarytlilug wns In remit
neua fur 11m convening of the Twenty
eighth (!niufiil Assembly of Oregon
Monday morning. Secretary ot Sluts
Olrott, custodian of tli eapllot, had
the annate anil house chambers unci
rommttUia rooms renovated and iut lu
, ahlpshape, Th name of each mem
ber, hi district end county, eppoara
on tub clvnk, the drawers o( which
ware bulging with stationery and oth
er paraphernalia which Oregon fur
nishes) her lawmakers. Doth ttio sen
ate and the house convened at 10
Hen HoIIIhk, of Muttitomuli county,
won the speakership fight In I lie bouse
of rcpreeanlatlves. Ma defeated Allen
8. i:ton, of Lane county, by a vols of
87 to 3. On mot Urn of Eaton, attar
result was announced, tha election
A Belling waa mad unanimous by
vha voce vota.
Will a. Mara, of lllll.bi.ro. placed
. tha name ot Belling bufore tha houaa.
When Temporary Speaker 8. B. Una
ton recognised him, Hare declared the
demand of the stale for business ad
ministration forbade any bombastic
presentations, but ha admitted that
the legtstalure hu hum lit disrepute,
and that tho time has come for tha
reproeeniuttves of the people to win
Lack their lost respect.
Tho nomination of futon wan pre
acntcd by I uii a 11. Allen, ot Marlon
county, II declared l.'alon to bo the
dean of the present session, having
been returned by hla constlluente five
tliuee. "If a man'a worth la Judged by
hla cn :ilca," he said, "Mr. Raton la
a great niun Indeed."
No Conteat In Senate.
It required barely elfsht minutes for
tha annul to perfect a temporary or
ganization and take a rerun to allow
time for tha committee on credentials
to prepare a report.
Tha senate waa called to order by
Senator W. I). Wood of Washington
county, tin dean of the eeuate, and
the temporary organisation wai com
plcled, the necessary conimltteea ap
pointed and a recess taken.
There waa no contest In tha aenate,
and only one name waa placed In notn
. Inatlon, yet Senator Ptrnlck and Sen
ator Ketlaher refuaad to vote for
Thompaon and caat their ballota for
Senator Wood ot Washington county.
Senator Thompaon alao caat hla com
plimentary vote for Wood.
Deviating from the uaual procedure,
the two democratic aenatora, Garland
of Linn and Strayar of Maker, Joined
In on the organliatlon and did not
place one of themselves In nomina
tion for the prealdency.
Dr. Wlthyeombe Takaa Office.
Pr. Jamei Wlthycombe waa Inaugur
ated Tueaday, taking the oath at a
Joint aeaalon of the two bouaea. The
oath waa administered by Chief Jus
The ceremontea were almple. A
brass band played, but no atreet par
ade marred the accuatomed decorum
of Salem's thoroughfarea.
Neither waa there an Inaugural ball.
The Incoming governor vetoed that
detail. It waa hla flrat uho of that
Membera of the leglulature had
planned on having the Inauguration
Monday, ao all the preliminaries would
be out of the way and tbo aeaalon
could got down to actual business ear
ly Tueaday. Hut they did not care to
upset the arrangements that already
had been made,
Governor Went dldjiot read hla mog
ilalia In peraon, Printed coplea were
placed on the doNke of membera, Im
mediately after hla Inauguration Gov
ernor Wlthycombe rend hla meaaage.
Of prospective legislation chief In
terest centered In a propoaad exeou
tftlng law to make effective the prohibi
tion act paaaed by the people, at the
Inst election. A draft recommended
by the committee of one hundred,
which directed the recent prohibition
campaign, prohibits the sale of liquor
by drugstores and restaurants, as well
ns saloons. Hotel men of Portland
announced that they would try to got
this modified to permit the serving of
liquor with mcnls'ln large hotels,
Chnpln Gets Pardon From Governor.
Sulum. -W. II, Chnpln, convicted of
lurcony by bailee In Tortland for ap
propriation to his own use of J.1D00 bo
loiiKhig to Marlon Annie Orace, was
Klvim a full pardon by Governor .West,
who executed the Instrument upon re
celvliiK a bond, signed by Chapln's
.frlonia, guaranteeing that ho would
Type Setting Machine
for the Journal
Ml arrangements Imve Loon
made for the Installation of a typo
setting niueliino in the Journal
Tho need for thin machine bin
been felt for a long time and tlx
InereaHlng volume of buli)cj justi
fies Its Installation. It will enable
us to get up a greater amount of
type thun has been ponsililo to act
by hand and will Rivo the Journal
nn entire new dress of which we
und our readers may well be proud.
Tho detnunds of our reader und
the spirit in which they anl the
local btiHinofw people are supporting
the Journal justifies the investment.
Other Improvement will bo made
as fust an the papci ' support Vill
We are firmly of the opinion
that Princville and the community
are entitled tu a first-class paper
and it is our intention to deliver the
CmuIjt CaauaiausMr H. 1. Of artari
H. J. Overturf Ap
The county court last Friday
appointed J. E. Adamson to suc
ceed T. M Balfour as janitor at the
courthouse. The change was made
Monday morning of this week. .
Judge Springer and Commissioner
Blanchard appointed H. J. Over
turf of Bend to take the place of
Commissioner Brown on the county
board. The new commissioner as
sumed his duties Monday morning
7 r - i -- -1 - "
and tho new court has been hard at
work all week.
Ovcrturf fs a man of ability, bav
iiiK been connected with various
InrRH concerns that hitve been active
in tho bundling of timber lands
near Jtend for several years.
ay , f, .
The court felt that the west side
of the county was entitled to repre -
Canty Cmaiiiimr J. F. BlucWJ
sentation. "The fact that some
two-thirds the voting population of
the county and more than one-half
its wealth resides in the west half
of what is now Crook county makes
the appointment of a west side man
the only fair course," the court
stated, "and in casting about for a
man to fill the place, there seemed
no one better qualified or more
popular than Mr'. Overturf."
I can locate you on a homeatead aitu
ated on the upper Ieschutes river, con
taining 30 acres of river bottom land
and 60 acres good yellow pine timber,
remaining 80 very good quality bench
land. Inquire Journal ollice. if 10
HANDS ACROSS THE SEA.
: Chapin in St. Loulg Rapublio.
The county 'n t made 'a. trip
last Friday and J Vurduy through
the Milliean cr:nty looking over
various county r-.-.'M. They in
spectd seven madg that are at
present private but for which peti
tions have been presented asking
that they be made county highways.
The party returned by way of
Bend where all the county charges
were visited and investigations
made as to their condition. The
trip was made in company with
Sheriff Knox who drove his own
car. II. J. Overturf accompanied
the court to Prineville Sunday and
took his oath of office Monday
Slaughter Sale Prov
ing Great Success
The Prineville Mercantile Com-
; pany's sale is an immense success,
Sheriff E. B. Kaox
Not only are the owners of this es
tablishment well pleased with the
results, but the people in general
are even more pleased at being
able to obtain the values offered.
Six clerks are constantly on the
jump taking care of the business
A great many dollars have been
kept in the town by the bargains
offered by these people. If you
have not already done so, it will
it will pay you to go in and look
over the stock offered. Goods and
prices are both on the square.
Sell your vegetables to Maddux &
Ready for Stockmen
The third annual meeting of the
Cattle and Horse Pvaisers' Associa
tion of Oregon which will be held
in this city next month is perhaps
the most Important meeting of its
kind for Prineville,
The first meeting was held at
Baker in 1913. At ' this time a
permanent organization was per
fected and the meeting place for
last year was chocen. The second
meeting was held at Pendleton and
was attended, among others from
this part of the state, by J. F.
Blanchard and E. T. Slayton of this
city. Through the work of these !
was secured for Prineville.
As this is essentially a stock coun
try and this association, statewide
in its scope, is for the purpose of
promoting the stock industry, a ' place all state receipts in the gen
more important meeting can hardly i eral fund in charge of the state
be imagined for Prineville. It is treasurer.
the business of the residents of 1 Recommends that efforts to
Prineville and the surrounding economize should not stop with the
country t.o mane every preparation
for the entertainment of the several
hundred delegates from all parts of
the state. . j
Committees who have the matter
of entertainment in hand report
splendid support and, no doubt, by
the date of the opening of the three
days' session which is February 9,
all details will be arranged. The
delegates will be met at Redmond
by automobiles and motor trucks
and conveyed to Prineville and a
banquet is being arranged for them.
The meeting closes on February 11.
The Fourth Annual Irrigation
Congresj closed a most successful
session in Portland Saturday night.
A tax of one-half mill for irriga
gation was recommended by the
c ingress for action by the legisla
ture. Some of the delegates con
sidered other plans of financing the
various irrigation projects of the
state, but the tax levy was decided
The matter of where the $450,000
federal money for this state is to
be spent was left with the reclama
tion service without a recommenda
Officers elected for the next year
are: Asa B. Thomson of Echo,
president; Fred N. Wallace of Laid
law, secretary; J. W. Brewer of
Redmond, John Rigby of Vale, and
a. jvi. crawiora or baiem vice-
on the Deschutes
The Portland Journal, under date
of last Saturday, published a sensa
tional Btory concerning gold dis
coveries on the Deschutes in the
vicinity of Lower Bridge. From
the best sources we find that there
has been a strip of land two or
three miles wide and six or more
miles long filed upon as gold claims.
The filings are made by local peo
ple largely In the name of a Port
land association who plan to work
All who have been at Lower
Bridge. and at other points along
the Deschutes in that vicinity will
remember the strata of black sand
in the banks of that stream. In
these sands the gold is found, to
gether with some silver, platinum
and traces of radium, it is said.
Considering the nature of the de
posits, it is hardly probable that the
extent of the formation is as great
as is hoped by the locators.
Call and subscribe now for the Semi
Weekly and Hundav Oregon Journal,
just the tiling for busy farmers.
1 8 Kay V. Cox?pablr, Agent.
by the Governor
Hon. James Withycome was in
augurated as governor of Oregon
on Tuesday. In his initial address
to the legislative bodies of the state
the governor recommends that the
legislature set a record for brevity,
especially in the number of laws
passed. Urges a short sane session,
with a few good laws.
Would have several elective
offices made appointive; recom
mends the consolidation of various
commissions and bureaus and sug
gests that a committee be ap-
to make a survey of the
best way to centralize the state
government and report in 1917.
Would abolish continuing ap
propriations, except for state edu
cational institutions, and would
state, but extend to the counties.
Of every f 100 taxes, $12.50 goes to
the state and $37.50 to the county,
therefore the county administration
costs the taxpayers three times as
much as the state. The legislature
should save at least $20,000 in its
own expense of operation this ses
sion. Recommends anti-liquor regula
tions that can he enforced; wants
the governor to have the power to
remove officers who do not enforce
the prohibition laws; favors a sub
stantial appropriation for investi
gation by special agents.
Recommends a one-half mill state
tax for road purposes and the use
of the automobile license fund for
the same purpose.
Would evolve a rational state
mortgage credit system and
memorialize congress to take action
on the rural credit banking laws.
Recommends that a non-salaried
committee of seven business men
see what can be done to establish
new industries. Unreasonable re
strictions on commercial activities
should be frowned on.
Would encourage the normal
Recommends that from the sale
of lands in the Tumalo project set
the money aside for future irriga
tion aid under state supervision.
With one exception, the state in
stitutions are in good shape. The
exception is the penitentiary. There
is not enough work to keep the
men in physical trim. They should
work on road3 or manufacture
something not made by free labor.
Because youths and hardened crimi
nals are not segregated, the state is
conducting a school of crime, as the
novices imbibe the spirit of the
The exaggerated leniency to
prisoners in the past will not be re
peated. A more sparing use of the
pardoning power will have a salu
tary effect. Only in exceptional
circumstances will sentences be set
aside or modified.
Portland Cattle Market.
In the cattle market at North
Portland this week Harold Baldwin
topped the market Monday, re
ceiving $7 85 for steers. C. J.
Johnson sold at $7.65. Since Mon
day the market has been lower be
cause of more cattle and a poorer
grade in many instances.
Cofoid & Mace shipped four and
a half cars of cattle, a half car of
hogs and three cars of sheep to
Seattle this week, arriving at that
point Tuesday evening.
Three sound, gentle horses, weight
1200 each. Alo other Mtock. Owner
iriilnu East. Address Hubert Harney,
box 526, I'rluevUle. 1 14p