THE BEND BULLETIN, .a ' VOL. IV BUND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY it, 1906. NO. 8 , PROFESSIONAL CARDS Q. S. BENSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW Bend, - Oregon. W. I. MYERS LAND ATTORNEY Twttpytinrell Hellc Ix-fnfe Hie t!. II, Mml Uttlt nil IWirlntnit of llie liittitor. Alu gviitfAl I'lMtlf. Office, Laiw.aw, Oku. U. C. COE, M. D. UIM'ICIt OVl'.H JIANIC Physician and Surgeon TKMtrilONH NO. J! ItltKI) - OKI'.CON NOTAHY I'UIIMC INSUKANCII A. H. CIUVNT Agml for Liverpool, London A (llobe, and Lnncnslilrc Fire Insurance Companies. MINI), 0KK0ON Crook County Really Co Heat Estate Nought and Sold. t.tfo and Accident INSURANCE. WS'V,'lilrT"' t''u," iyi,oBioi TRIPLET.' BROS. Barber Shop & Baths Best of accommodations and work promptly done WAI.I.8T. IIUNI), OKItGON J. W. ROBISON Veterinary Dentistry Ol'I'tCU AT lllSNII I.IVKKV A TUANSI'llll CO. STAIII.KM. IIKNI), .... OKHGON R. B. OARAIAN, Barber MOTEL REDMOND Cnll and sec inc. MK1IMONI), ORHGON. $10 Per Acre $10 Irrigated Land Crook County, Oregon, Deed di rect from State. WRITE for pam phlet and mnp. B. S. Cook & Co., 331 Alder Street, Portland, Oregon. The undersigned will pay fio.oo for the detection and convic tion of any person who in any way will fully injures or de stroys its lines in Crook County. THE DESCHUTES TEIEI'HONE CO. Notice! All parties owning lauds or any riparian interests along the DESCHUTES RIVER arc requested to scud addresses and laud descriptions to A. M. DRAKE, BEND, OREGON. Wanted. To contract to deliver 750,000 fret of logs, to commence May 1st, Hawkins Duos,, Priueville, REWARD! Because wo aro selling the samo and better quality at a closer margin is a very good reason why you will find our store the best place to buy anything in the line of Groceries, Drygoods, Furnish ings, Shoes, Hardware, Sash and Doors, Paints and Oils The PINE TREE STORE 12. A. SATilliN, I'KOI'KlirrOR A Complete DRY At Bend, Oregon. Rough, Surfaced -LUMBER- All Widths, Lengths nnd Thicknesses INCH COMMON DIMENSION SIJU'LAP RUSTIC T. & G. FLOORING BEADED CEILING WINDOW JAMBS WINDOW CASING HKAD BLOCKS 0. G. DASHBOARD STAIR TRKADS WATKR TABLE O. G. BATTINS MOULDINGS P. II. I). PATENT ROOFING FENCE PICKETS SHINGLKS ETC., ETC. Reasonable Prices (lood Grades Dry Stock CUSTOM FEED MILL IN CONNECTION. The Pilot Butte Development Company BEND, - OREGON Mi Iukioatiu) Land I have a few choice tracts from 40 to 160 acres each that can be bought at n bargain.- P. L. Tompkins, Hank Building. 43tf 3Benb Bulletin BOTH DAPERS One Year TWO DOLLARS porHmifc Journal Stock of nnd Moulded At Rend, Oregon. Limber Bclircrcd at Lew Cost Anywhere oa The Lasds of Tbe D. I. & I1. Co., or Tk C. S. I. Co. .6 Will Mr. Kins Please Explain? Mr. King tells us in the Prine vllle papers that if elected his policy will be to divide the county funds. A goal many people here are interested and would like to have Mr. King be more definite in his statements. Will he divide the county funds equally between the banks of the county or equally be tween the Priueville banks, or will he use banks at all in handling the comity funds. Rkpuiu.ican. Earthquake Souvenir. Cook Bay Harbor. The writer is in receipt of a sourenir of the California earthquake. It is n let ter without a stamp. The letter is post marked and in every other way is regu lar. There is no notice of "postage due" hut some official has noted on the envel ope, in brackets. "I'romSan I'rauclsco." that was prohahly all that was necessary ami the missive liftii passed the scrutiny of the postal officials, who on minor oc casions are very zealous in collecting revenue. This letter wns from the secre tary of the California State IMoral So clety and she was inclosing a receipt for dues. She writes in part as follows: 'The check may not be cashed even as early is the middle of May, for we are in the midst of a great disaster, l'rom n family of six I have added until we arc How 33. The earthquake did me nti damage as I live oil it llilh The Are swept Uy, fofl lhe near H wide street (Wo dist street) and oti the other side the wind blew' from1 my horn. One bloek tUviiy is tile ruins and the city of iny birth inttst he torn down utul re' built." MANY INDICTMENTS Grand Jury at Portland Strikes Blow. PRINBVILLB MEN INVOLVED Wealthy Citizens of Michigan ore Among Those Indicted for Land Fraud. On Saturday the federal grand jury at Portland returned indict ments against more than 20 men, who arc accused of participating in a wide-spread conspiracy to defraud the government of timber lands in Eastern Oregon. The defendants arc: Charles M. Elkius and Jack Combs of Prine ville and Benjamin F. Allen of Port land, members of the firm of Elkins & Co; Judge M. E. Brink, and Donald F. StcfTa editor of the Crook County Journal, both ol Princville; A. C. and Judd Palmer of Portland; I J. Dorgan, Francis J. Devinc and J. J. Collins, members of the firm of Dorgan & Co. of Albany; Mal colm McAlpin, merchant, of Al bany; J. W. Hopkins, attorney, of Vancouver, Wash; W. W. Brown, attorney, of Seattle; Thomas Wat kins, member of former firm of Wat kins & Erickson, of Princville and Edgar N. White of Portland. The eastern men named arc: F. W. and Ralph Gilchrist, Patrick Culligau and James McPhcrsou of Alpena, Michigan; Herman W. Stone of Benson, Minnesota, and Baron Schlicrholz, of Little Rock, Ark. The charge upon which these men arc indicted is that of conspir acy to defraud the government of more than 200,000 acres of timber land in Lake, Klamath and Crook counties. These lands arc situa ted in the yellow pine timber belt on the headwaters of the Deschutes and arc among the finest east of the Cascades. The value or the fraud ulently acquired land is placed at 1,000,000, The Gilchrists, Culligan, Mc Phcrsou and Stone were apparently the leaders, furnishing the capital and securing the lion's share of the bxity, while the others carried on the minor details of the conspiracy. The method of procedure was to procure men and women to make entries upon quarter sections of timber laud under the timber and stone act, falsely sweariug that the money used in proving up was their own, while as a matter of fact it was furnished iu each instance by the Gilchrists and the other big timber men. The laud was turned oyer to these men by the cutrymen as soon as patents were issued. The people who made filings arc said to have received from $75 to $150 apiece for their trouble, and were mostly men working by the day on the farms, Ihe ranches nnd about the small towns of Eastern Oregon. Many of them figured as witnesses before the grand jury nt Portland. A number of the defendants named arc well known in Bend. Judd Palmer is remembered by the older resideuts here. lie was the proprietor and for a time the editor of the Deschutes Echo, which was published at Dechutes; A. C. Pal mer, his brother, was U. S. com missioner at Princville aud in ab sence of a commissioner at Bend, took filings aud proofs here. Don ald SteiTa is also a former resident of Bend. He at one time edited the Deschutes Echo nud was clerk of the school board. Among those who were sub poenaed from this region to appear before the grand jury were: C. H. Erickson and wife of Bend, J. W. Sly nnd the Bogues of Roslaud. So well laid was the plot that the Oregon delegation in congress wns deceived. By passing false proofs, oaths and affidavits iu respect to these entriesf to the senators and congressmen of the state, these men were induced to push the claims to patent. The developments before the grand jury tend to show that the cougresiioual delegation was im posed tipon.through the efforts of Judge Mi fit Brink aud other in fluential men who arc alleged to be directly implicated. Warrants will immediately issue for the men who arc charged and .steps taken to bring; them into cus tody. Each will be placed under .bonds affront $2,000 to $4,000. It is to be regretted thet men oc cupying the social and business position of many of these defend ants should bcchargablc with such flagrant violation of the law. It is in a degree a reflection upon their fellow citizens and n depletion of the moral capital of the community. If there is a reasonable probability of their guilt, the federal authorities arc to be commended in pressing the big malefactors instead of their dupes. . CIRCUIT COURT NEWS. Many Cases of Interest are on the Docket. The circuit court convened at Princville on Monday with an un usually heavy docket ahead of it. Of criminal matters, the case of tbe state vs. Miller, is the most import ant. It comes to Princville on a change of venue from Harney coun ty, where it has been tried twice before. The defendant is charged with killing a neighbor in a dispute over a horse. There arc some other criminal cases of minor im portance. There are several cases on the civil calendar in which people from this part of the county are involved. The Pilot Butte Development Co. is plaintiff in a suit to enjoin the D. I. & P. Co. trora diverting more than 169 second-feet of water from the river at the intake of the Pilot Butte flume above Bend. J. D Honncyman and D. McMillan arc plaintiffs in an action growing out of their retirement from the Bend Mercantile Co. S. H. Dorrancc, the saw mill man at sisters is de fendant in a suit concerning the right to use the water of a small stream near his mill; a contract for the purchase of timber is also in volved. From present indications court will be in session all of next week Tumalo News. Tumalo. May 10. Jess Root returned from Redmond where he has been employed on the D. I. & P. Co's ditch. F. P. Ground is making some substantial improvements on his homestead one mile east of Tumalo. Charles Spaugh and C. L. Wimer were down from the head of the Wimer, Avery and Jenson ditch last Sunday. Mrs. Baker who has been dan gerously ill is reported to be mend ing slowly and it is hoped she will make a rapid recovey. Mr. Hill of Bend passed through Tumalo one day last week looking after beef cattle. He reports them very rcarce everywhere. T. A. Jenson is busy seeding his ground and he shows that he is a rustler by the amount of work he has accomlished this spring. The hot days of the past week are evidence that we shall soou be supplied with our usual spring thunder showers, which will be greaily welcomed by all. Iee strong a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wimer ar rived here last Saturday from Hood River and expects to spend the summer in this vicinity. It is reported that the Santiam road to the Willemette valley will soou be opeu so that people can saiely cross the mountains. This is many weeks earlier than in for mer years. A large fire is ragiug on the juniper ridge east of Tumalo post uuiL-v, wuicu is uisiroying me came range and also a vast amount of fine juniper timber. It has already swept over many acres and indi cations are that it will completely sweep the whole ridge, of several thousaud acres. The Rev. J. C. George, ot aid law will preach Sunday morning at 1 1 o'clock and the KeV. Jeanette of Priueville will hold services at S o'clock in the evening. Mrs. Eva Poindexter will lead the Christian Endeavor, which will begin nt 7 o'clock. . The subject is "Body Healing, Soul Healing." GETTING OUT TIES Crew, a Work In Vicinity of Rosland. SURVEY NEAR FORT KLAMATH Condemnation Proceedings Move Been Commenced by Oregon Trunk Line at The Dalles. There is abundant evidence that there will be actual railroad con struction in the Deschutes valley during the coming summer. Last week a party of people from Bend were traveling up the Deschutes and at a point about two miles above Roslaud saw piles of freshly bewen ties; at this point the survey of the Oregon Eastern is within a few rods of the stage road. It will be remembered that the Oregon Eastern as now projected will extend with its main line from Natron to Ontario with branches leaving the trunk line somewhere in the Walker basin country, ex tending south to Klamath Falls and north to Madras. This means, of course, that construction on the Madras branch will be started al; the main line and carried north so, that ties, as well as other material, will be first required south of us. A few weeks ago Phillip Francis, the freighter, received a proposition from the construction department of the Southern Pacific to submit bids for ties to be delivered between Bend and Rosland. Mr. Francis has secured options on considerable tracts of jack pine timber, suitable for making ties, in the vicinity of Bend though he has not made act ual arrangements with the com pany for their delivery. The Oregon Eastern engineers, who located its line on the eastern edge of town last winter are now in, the vicinity of Fort Klamath and expect to reach Klamath Falls in about two months. Members of the party have been informed by Engiueer Graham, who is in charge, that as soon as they reach that point they will at once return to, Madras and set stakes for con struction. Work has been pro gressing for some time on the main line out of Natron up the middle fork of the Willamette river, which stream the road will follow in cross ing tbe Cascades. A report (row The Dalles dated May 3 states that condemnation proceedings have been commenced by the Oregon Trunk Line to ac quire right-of-way along the Des chutes river. This company has purchased a strip of land through most of the region between the mouth of the Deschutes and Mad ras, but satisfactory arrangements could not be made with many of the owners. The fact that the company re sorted so promptly to condemnation after finding that purchase could not be made on a satisfactory basis indicates that the purpose is to oc cupy the right-of way at once. Bead Weather for April. Following is the temperature rec ord for Bend for the month of April, as recorded by A. H. Grant, voluntary observer: w Date Mux Mln H Dite Max Mln So 61 7 71 3. U 6J IS IS II 7 J 43 a 9 IT 11 33 S JJ 37 IS. 19.. M... 3 4" 33 40 34 3 II.. 144, I l.. .., ?6.m. M n'llMIWItMMNi ?9 1 1 M M I Ljvt it! It 13 1 M M ' Meau.... 6i.?j2!if Maximum 84 degrees. Minimum 12 degrees. Precipitation .7 inches. No observation. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Berry and family of Mitchell county, North Carolina, arrived in Bend last night and will make this their komc.