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THE BEND BULLETIN
Tonight nd Wodnnsduy,
Prtly Cloudy. Wostorly
BULLETIN r 1
IIK.MI, DKW ICUTKH VOVS'tY, OREGON, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY Hit, 1017
DESCHUTES COUNTY BILL
BACKED BY FORBES WINS
EASY VICTORY IN HOUSE
OPPOSITION IS LED BY
KING STILL ON JOB
llenrt lloprewiilallvo Shows Ncroa
ilty for Immediate Hrtlloini'iiO
Court lllll Hrenk Trail Cor
, SALEM, Jan. 23. Tho bill croal
lug Deschutes County. passed the
lldiiio Ht noon today with only 11
votoa agalnal II. Tho clean cut vic
tory evidences tha ablllly of llnpro
Mi'iitntlvo Vornon A. Forbes to rally
frlnnd.'i to hla support In tho House
and Inaurna tlm subsequent paasago
of the I'HI In tho Senate. Representa
tive llurdlck voted against tha bill
mid vnhnmmitly appealed, without
avail (or It defeat.
In fairness to III in. however. It
almuld bo alatnd that ho did not lobby
previously, and that hla excellent
speech waa probably Intended chiefly
(or I oral consumption In nntl-dlvlalon
precincts whura he rocelvod heavy
W. F. King waa a gratified listen
er, but hla ploaaura (ndd aa the votoa
wore counted. King says, however,
that In) will Mill may on tha Job.
George II. (Casey I Brewster, took no
part, but la active In Irrigation legls
Intlon. Representative Forbes Hindu a
coniprohnnalva plea (or tho hill. Iln
ilwolt on tho necessity (or nn liu
ineilliilo and di'flnltn settlement and
iinted figures showing tho geo
graphic and economic altuntlon.
llurdlrk'a chief point waa tho de
sirability of leaving settlement to tho
court. Ho IiNiiikIiI out tho allcgu
tlon that 200 Illegal votoa had boon
mat for dlvlalon. In Bnud. Ilia plea
waa especially for tho farmers, whoso
vote, ho auld, waa overwhelmingly
nntl-dlvlalon III con l runt to tho lloud
Forbes knocked out thla argument
by quoting rnlurna from Tumulo, Al
falfa and Mllllcan proclncta. Tho
representative from Bond alto dwelt
(Continued on Pago 4.)
flKCRKTARY I. AM; WII.I RE
FHAIN FROM DESIGNATING
LAND FOR MO ACUK LAW UN
TIL A FT K II INVESTIGATION.
CHARGE IS MADE
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 23.
Thnt wonlthy storrkmnn in thn woat
nro making uho of the recently on
acted 640 aero homoatnnd law to
gobble up largo area of range, la
tho chnrgo nindo In lottors and tel
egrams which aro pouring Into the
oltW'o of Socrothry of Interior Lano.
(o hue docldod to designate no land
pi (or entry under the now luw until
ho can mako a thorough Investiga
tion, and determine whether or not
fraud In bolng nttomptod.
The charges pouring In upon him
nay that in all tha woatorn stutos big
stockman have boon Bonding tholr
heritors and othor employes to make
applications for land under thla law,
thtiH obtaining n prior right to en
try. In thla way, It la nllogod, frauds
lire bolng nttomptod Blmllnr to tho
Plummy entries made under the old
timber and Btono act, No land can
, lio actually ontnrod undor tho 840
, ncro lnw until dnpartmental regula
tions have boon IsHiiod, and then only
Mich land can bo entered as Is doBlg
nothd for stockralslng homostoad
1ng by tho Socretary of tho Interior.
Aa yet, Socrotary Lano has mado
no designations, and the regulations
aro held bnck. By refualng to make
designations, tho saarotary can pre
vent tho perpetration of frauds, If
upon Investigation ho becomes con
vinced that oxtoniive fraud In the
Interest of big stockmen It being at
PLAYS RAGTIME AS
HE WAITS FOR END
Ncirro Murderer While Away Hour
Jn Itaath Cell, With Mouth Harp
Will Old February 0. '
(By United Jrfjbfli Th. n.ll, Bulletin).
COLUMBUS. 0., Jan. 23. In the
Ohio penitentiary death coll, Ilobort
Kllla, colored, playa ragtime' for
hours at a time nn a mouth harp.
Not ton feet away In tho electric
chair In which ha la doomed to die
on tho morning of Fobruary 6.
"Tho niualc hulpa him forgot,"
Warden 1'.. P. Thoraua oxplalned to
day. Kvldoncs In Ellis' trial ahowa ho,
with two othnr prisoners In thn Ham
ilton county jail, played cards to leo
who would kill tho matron to got
nor koya and oscapo. Kllla drew tho
The crime waa commlttod July 24,
BIG RECEPTION FOR
I'rcNldcnl and Mm. Wlbmii to En
tertain at Hugo Social Affair
At White lluuw.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. Con
greaa la donning Its white vest und
awiillow tall today preparatory to
moving Into the While House for a
few hours thla evening (or tho an
nual Congressional reception given
hy Prealdont and Mrs. Wilson. It
always marks the largest gutherlng
In Washington of Congressional tal
ont. abetted by- Wibeauiy of thrir
At a spet-lul meeting of tho com
mittee on rules In both housea today
the following resolutions woro re
ported out and acted upon Immedi
ately to servo aa guidance at the re
Absolute limit on nil debate of
any legislative subject, thirty
There shall be no party slanders
uttered or political scandals aired.
No tlmo limit on discussion by the
wife of one Congressman on tho dress
of thn wife of another Congressman.
Thut every confidence Is held In
tho ability of Senator Lewis' 1917
model kaftan to make a sensational
That executive sessions of mem
bers in tho state dining room whoro
refreshments will be served, shall be
limited to forty-flvo minutes.
Tom MihIoc to Remain at TuknIiik
Homo Till Authorization Hent.
Until a claim la put in for tho
runaway, Tom Madoc, now stopping
at the cabin of Dalo Tusslng, 47
miles from Bend on tho Burns road
tho youngster will not bo brought
bnck to Bond, waa the word obtained
from II. O. Farrls, tho truck drvlor
who originally found tho lad and who
returned to tho city last night.
Mr. Tusslng has rocelvod no auth
orlzutlon to return the boy, Mr. Far
Powerful TliawliiK Devices Received
Today by Power Company.
' As a part of tholr policy for Im
proving service to patrons horo. thn
Bond Wntor, Light & Power Co. has
purchased two 20-kllowatt transform
ers, to bo used In thawing out mains
and water pipes, the apparatus bo
lng recolvod this morning. An outlay
of $700 was Involved.
Four transformers of Bovon and
ono-half kilowatts each, have already
boon in use, but with tho two new
ones, tha work will procood much
mora rapidly, Manager Folov states.
Tho ontlro thawing apparatus was
lit ,ian trwln.. II I- t.....l.. .1...
water users will be spared tho nocos
slty of continuing tho bucket brigado
Bystom aftor tomorrow night.
CASUALITY LIST FOR
EXPLOSION IS GIVEN
LONDON, Jnn. 2. It was an
nounced hore today that the complete
casualty Hat officially compiled, gives
80 killed, 72 Bllghtly Injured and 28
snrlously Injured as the result of the
munitions plant oxploslon Friday,
DRIVER NOT HURT,
BY FALLING WOOD
lOMtor Menoar Huatalns Only Few
ltruUes When Contents of Fuel
Hunker Four Over film.
Although burled completely under
a load of wood which poured out over
him, Leator Monear, driver (or the
Oregon Fuel Co., escaped with a few
bud bruises lute yesterday afternoon,
and today was aguln at work with
little left but a gonerul feeling of
soreness to remind him of his un
Mencar had backed hla wagon up
to a bunker at The Bhevlln-Hlxon
Company, plaut, and stood close to
the rear wheels as he released the
catch which allows the wood to be
dumped. Much more than a load,
however, was contained In the bunk
er, and not only was the wagon filled,
but the driver was covered almost
Instantly by a rapld-flro of sharp
cornered box wood.
' Workmen quickly rushed to his as
slstunce and removed enough of the
fuel to enublo him to regain his
MEETING HAH HEEN CALLKD
FOU FRIDAY EVENING, TO RE
VIVK UNIVERSITY ( LIH, HKRE
Actuated by a gregarious Instinct
that is becoming to most college
men, a call has been Issued by mem
bora of tho one tlmo University Club
In Bend, for a meeting to bo held In
tho Council Chambers noxt Friday
evening at 8 o'clock sharp, for the
bdrpose of "reviving' the organization
which hod a big membership here In
1910 and 1911.
Tho Idea sprung from the brains
of Judgo W. I). Barnes, H. C. Kills
and Georgo S. Young, president, vice
president and Bocrotary of the de
funct organization, who are desirous
of seeing tho resurrection of the or
ganization and its perpetuation in
With the rapid growth of the city
in tho lust three years there aro, it
Is thought more than 100 men in
Berid who have attended colleges, or
universities.. It will bo the Inten
tion of the University Club to enlist
thesa men and bring out the old
guard to a big feed, tho dato of which
will depend upon the completion of
the new Pilot Butte Inn. The Idea
prevails among tho older heads that
such will have a good field In Bend.
Among tho members of the tormor
University Club still resldont in Bend
and surrounding country ore: v
W. 0. Bornes, president, North-
(Continued on Page 4.)
WILSON CHEERED FOR
(Unitrd Pmi 8taff Corrapcimlcnt.)
MANCHESTER, Eng., Jan. 23.
Tho eyes of capital and labor
throughout Europe focused on the
Sixteenth Annual Conference of the
British Labor Party here today.
Labor Party delegates encored
President WiUon for five minutes
hero today whon G. J. Wardnor cas
ually mentioned his namo whon open
ing the convention. Tho ovation
was entirely spontaneous, and do
cldedly noisy. Followlns th'.s. with
another demonstration, the conven
tion overwhelmingly approved the
action of Ministers Henderson, Hodge
and Humes, In joining the Lloyd
Goorge cabinet, in spite of tho tact
that tho act was In violation of tholr
v What labor shall domnnd after the
greatest war In history was tho clear
Resolutions before tho conference
todny Indicated that labor will tight
to mold shattered industrial rela
tions moro radically than evor In
labor's (avor. Revolutionary de
mands will bo made on tho govern
ment. It had boon practically docldod be
fore the hundreds of delegates as
sembled that whan demobilization
throws hundreds of thousands of
workers back Into the Industrial boil
ing pot, the unions will domnnd that
tho govarnmont provide work for
every man who left his job on account
of the. war. Immediate restitution
of the full rights and privileges of
BEND S CREDIT
BOND'S NOT NEEDED,
SAYS A. G. LONG.
Write II. C, Kills on Fire Equip
ment Question Hpeclal Moetinj;
of City Council to Be Held on
J Protection Issue.
Bend's credit is on a high enough
rating so that in case it Is decided
to purchase new fire equipment for
the city, the expenditure need not
necessarily be Included in the bond
Issue covering city Indebtedness.
Such was the statement made by A.
O. Long, Portland dealer In fire ap
paratus, In a letter to City Recorder
H. C. Kills, received this morning.
"A bond Issue will not be necessary."
Mr. Long writes, "unless preferred
by the administration, I consider
Bend's credit perfectly good. The
town has a splendid future, and I
am willing to carry your paper at
six per cent."
- ' Council To Meet.
Mr. Long's letter stated that be
would arrive In Bend tomorrow, and
after an. Inspection of local conditions
would be able to advise better as to
whut style of fire fighting appara
tus would prove most efficient here.
Mayor S. C. Caldwell will call a spe
cial meeting of the City Council dur
ing Mr. Long's stay in Bend, probably
tomorrow night, st which the public
is urged to attend, as the matter of
more adequate fire protection will
be practically the only subject to be
To DincuHM Purchancs.
Recommendations, it Is expected,
will be made by Mr. Long and the ad
visability of purchasing more up to
date fire fighting machinery will be
. SMrvXong1 letter is In reply to a
communication adressed to him by
Mr. Ellis a short time ago in regard
to the fire question.
Fire protection will also be one of
tho chief subjects tomorrow noon
at the weekly Commercial Club
luncheon to be held at the Wright
hotel. It is expected that Mr. Long
will be one of the speakers.
In addition. President Dement
states that several committee reports
GERMAN RAIDER IS
NOT TO BE LOCATED
BUENOS AIRES. Jan. 23. The
German raider has utterly disappear
ed, hut shippers are momentarily ex
pecting word . that operations have
been ronewed elsewhere. The re
port that the cruiser Glasgow sank
the rolder, is entirely discredited.
The Standard published a report, as
yet unconfirmed, that a submarine
halted the Spanish steamer Relna
Victoria Eugenia, at the mouth of
the , River Plate and examined the
ship's papers. .
unions, withdrawn during the war
also will be asked.
A demand for a general eight hour
day and a minimum wage is believed
sure to pass the conference. It is
equally decided that the unions will
demand the nationalization of pro
ductive industries mlnos. etc. a
radical educational retorm, profit
sharing schemes and other things.
Numerous resolutions, so far
framed, repudiate the government's
proposal to create compulsory arbi
tration of labor disputes.
; Immediate negotiations (or peace
aro demanded by many delegations,
but this Issue It Is believed, will
have no great Bupport. A demand
that women, now replacing men in
hundreds of occupations, shall be
assured remunerative omployment
after tho war Is placod In the same
class as pence.
If the main Ibsucs of the confer
once, howovor, are carried, British
unions will struggle In the future
(or a stronger institution than the
Amorlcan Federation of Labor.
The delegates look to the Bupport
of Arthur Henderson, the govern
ment's labor advlBor, who is also sec
rotary of the Labor Party. Hender
son, four months ago, called upon
every .union council in the British
Islos to lay down its Idea for labor's
post-war program. The resolutions
before the conference today, sum up
i Three days, possibly (our, will be
devotod to the unions' future policy.
CHIEF OF POLICE
LAYS MORAL WAVE i
TO BEND REVIVALS I
ArrcittM Almost Unknown, anil Police
Court Trials are Hcarcer, De
clares L. A. W. Nixon.
That a great moral wave Is passing
over Bend, is the declaration of Chief
of Police L. A. W. Nixon, who asserts
that the city Is becoming almost too
good to be true. "The only thing
I can think of as a possible explana
tion is the union revival conducted
by Dr. Lyon," he. said. "8lnco tho
revival hit Bend there has been a
noticeable (ailing off in the number
of arrests and police court trials. I
suppose too, that the people are too
busy to be bad." ,
Records in municipal court back
Chief - Nixon's statement as to the
morality of Bend, especially during
the last two weeks.
The evangelistic services to which
he gives credit for the scarcity of
law violators, are being held nightly
at the Presbyterian church, and will
continue during 'the balance of the
week. Afternoon lectures are also
being given, the evangelist speaking
this afternoon on the book of Revela
DE ARMO.ND, AT BALKM, SUG
GESTS THAT COUNTY JUDGES
PASS ON APPLICATIONS FOR
SALEM, Or. Jan. 23. (Special)
The decision as to whether or not
a permit shall be given authorizing
an individual tox receive liquor, as
provided In the proposed "bone-dry-law,'
will probably be made a duty
of the County Judge, instead of the
A suggestion that this change in
the new law be made was offered by
District Attorney De Armond, of Des
chutes County, at a general mass
meeting held in the House of Rep
resentatives here last night, at which
features of the new law were dis
cussed. Mr. De Armond was called on to
discuss features of the "bone-dry"
bill as they affected District Attor
neys and in his talk pointed out that
the law, as offered, makes the Dis
trict Attorney Issue a permit to any
one desiring to receive liquor upon
a proper showing being made. This,
he said, placed too much responsi
bility on the District Attorney, and
he advised a change so that the power
of Issuing the permit devolves on
the County Judge.
Secretary Hutton, of the Anti
Saloon League, and Treasurer Kay,
both approved the suggestion, and It
is probable that it will be adopted.
ON RAILROAD LOAN
Protests From Allies Cause r Four
Important Lines in Orient
To Be Left Out.
(United Prcaa Staff Correspondent.) f
TOKIO, Jan. 23. Because of pro
tests by Great Britain, France and
Russia, the railway loan contract
signed Septembed 30, between the
Chinese government and the Ameri
can firm ot Sloms & Carey, St. Paul,
has been revised, according to an
official dispatch to the Japanese
Four lines,' all but one connect
ing Yingchow with Lunchow In the
elsand of Hainan, have been dropped
from their original contract it is re
ported. The line in Hainan Island and an
other of 800 miles which Is to con
nect Chuchow, a town in Hunan Prov
ince, with Chinchow, In Kwangtung.
are given in the new contract. The
amount of the loan Is to be changed
as a result ot a change in the plans,
says the dispatch received here. The
new amount is to be decided after
a survey by Mr. Kyle, englnoer ot
the Slems-Carey Company, who is
now on his way to China.
It Is probable that the last pro
posed line between Chuchow and
Chinchow also may recotve a protest
from Qreat Britain and Franco, be
cause ot conflict with the Hanking-
Hlengyi line and the Peking-Hankow
road, both undor British interests.
The French claim rights for lines
from Yunnan to Chinchow and from
Chinchow to Chungkung.
. AIM OF BILL
Old Law Included, but Many New
Features are Added In Ijaurgaard
Measure Allows Bonding
for Many Purposes.
SALEM, Jan. 23. Passage of the
bill Introduced by Representative O.
Laurgaard, drafted on recommenda
tions by J. W. Brewer, Percy Cup
per, J. H. Upton, Albert Elder and
Mr. Laurgaard, members of the Irri
gation congress legislative commit
tee, will result In the complete re
vision of the irrigation laws of the
state. The bill Is a lengthy measure,
cmoprlslng 41 typewritten pages.'
The new code was recommended
when it was learned that the irriga
tion district law had been so amend
ed as to make It almost unworkable
and tbat the United States reclama
tion service contemplated Introduc
ing a bill making extensive amend
ments to many of the sections.
Old Law Included.
The Laurgaard bill embraces vir
tually all the principal provisions
of the old law arranged in logical
order, and includes also some new
features, the most important of
which are those requested by the
United States reclamation service,
and duplicates ot the California sta
tutes relating to the certification of
irrigation district bonds.
The attorney general, superintend
ent of banks and state engineer are
to comprise a board having power ,
to examine the bonds ot an . Irriga
tion district, and If such bonds meet
the requirements ot the act and r
ceive the approval of this board they
would be certified by the secretary
of state, and may be used as security
by banks' end Insurance "companies
the same as municipal bonds.
Towns In District.
Provision is made to include with
in the bonded area ot an irrigation
district' towns lying adjacent to It,
provided a majority of the land own
ers within the town, together with a
majority outside the town, sign the
provisions necessary for creation of
The proposed law would permit
bonding for the purposes not only
of constructing Irrigation works, but
also for the purpose of operating,
maintaining or reconstructing such
works. Bonds may be issued for a'
purpose, including the redemption
of outstanding bonds, payment of in
terest or outstanding warrants. The
present law seems to contemplate
organization of an irrigation district
only for the purpose of constructing
Under the new code, says Laur
gaard, the United States reclamation
service projects will be able, to or
ganize and operate under the state
irrigation law, and it is probable tbat
water users' associations on these
projects will be discontinued.
PERSHING'S "-'EXPEDITION TO
CATCH VILLA UTTER FAILURE
ARMS EMBARGO WILL UK
EL PASO, Jan. 23. The Mexican
Consults advised General Obregon to
day that Pershing's withdrawal has
started. One hundred and sixty
truok loads of supplies are moving
toward the border. Troops are being
concentrated at Dublan. The Ameri
cans abandoned Elvalle, San Joaqin
and Charos. Three thousand Carran-
ilst'as were ready at once to occupy
tho evacuated territory.
VILLA STILL ACTIVE
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 23.
It was officially learned today that
General Pershing's withdrawal from
Mexico has started. The outposts
have been withdrawn and the army's
northward march is following imme
diately. The last chapter of the expedition
to ctach Villa is being written. Villa
Is still operating.
Following the withdrawal, the
question of continuing the embargo
of arms and ammunition into Mexico
will be considered. No official date
has boon set for sending Ambassador
Fletcher to Mexico. ' '
U.S. TROOPS ON
THE WAY HOME