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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1907)
HBND, OKKGON, J'KIDAY, JANUARY ., 1907.
BLAZE DOBS DAMAGE
Pilot Butte Inn Sustains a
Loss of $i,000.
jAUSlil) BY UUKNlftd CURTAIN
One of llond'H Loading Hotel 1 1 nil d
Narrow Ittcnpc frqm Total De
struction Last Saturday.
. Last Saturday morning nlmut
t) o'clock tlic I'llot Iluttc Inn wn
iuuiul to be 011 fire, mid before the
llatues were extinguished the build
in j mid furnishings wurc dutnai'cd
to the amount of iiIkhii jM.ooo The
fitc hturtcd In a room in the south
west corner of the builditi,; and
spread rapidl through the uppei
story, a brisk bteec from the south
fanning the blae.
The alurin was given soon nftcr
the lite started and in a very few
minute the volunteer fire company
was 011 the ground and had three
strcHtiift of water playing on the
blac. The fire had spread so rap
idly that by the time the company
arrived, the flames were bursting
out of the south ciul, through t,ic
window 011 the cist and had run
down the stairway ..nearly to the
first floor. The building appeared
lo l doomed. No one thought it
possible to save it. It was only a
Tew minutes, however, after the
water struck the flames until the
fire was under control and it was
seen that the building would be
saved from destruction. The flaines
' rapidly died down and wcic soon
The fire wai caused by a curtain
blowing against a hot stove. The
room was the one occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Sellers, and prac
tically the entire contents of the
Voom were burned, including their
clothing, Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac,
v The repairing made uccewnry by
the fire will consist chiefly in re
scaling it large part of the second
story. repairing the roof in places,
and pairing and painting the en
This w the first teit given the
Ulcud water system in fighting fire.
It Is gratifying to -.late that it ful
filled all the requirements demand
ed of it. A good strong piessurc
was maintained throughout the time
of the fire and the water was easily
tluown to the top of the building.
The pumps at the pumping station
were started as soon as the nlarm
was given and the guages showed
n larger head of water in the tank
Svhcn the .streams were shut off
'than was there when the fire
.started. The fire had obtained a
jjood start and was in a building in
which it was difficult to fight it on
account of numerous halls and
gables, yet the fire was put out in
ji very short time. It demonstrates
.that llend is supplied with ample fire
The work done by the men of
the town also deserves commenda
tion, Everyone turned out and
worked with it will, apparently pay
lug no attention to drenched cloth-
f,fng nor to fire and smoke. Mr.
Lucas states that he is very grate
ful for tub good woik done and
willing spirit shown by those who
helped to conquer the flames.
The work of repairing the build
ing Is now in progress. Tom Trip
lets with a force of several men,
is doing the necessary carpenter
work. Nick Welder is at work
(papering, and Carlyle Triplett and
'Ora Poiudextcr have a contract fdr
"fldinting the entire building within
und' without. Mr. Lu'cai says that
"'when the work is completed the
building and furnishing will btf in
better condition than ever. It id
expected thut the kitchen and din
ing room will be ready to occupy
by Monday, and in to- or ti days
' he entire repairs will be f.i.ls'lied.
"l-a the meantime .the building for-
' nierly occupied by Smith & Clipk
Is being used as temporary quarters.
Tl&j'mtrui! states1 (hut $90,0
have been sn?nt in building and
improvement in I'rinevillc (luring
1906. It says further: "This growth
has not been speculative by any
means, but was the result of Ihc
legitimate demands of business liiiil
an abiding faith In the stability of
values in I'rinevillc." There is
promise of still greater improve
ment during 1907. A very satis
factory record and one of which
the county scat can justly feel proiid.
Handier of Agency Plain Will Unite
In Drilling fur Water.
The residents of Agency Plains
tire determined to solve the water
ptoblem, which is the most difficult
one which confronts them, nnd
with this object 111 view have de
cided to combine forces and drill
community welts at different points
on the plains. At a meeting of a
number of ranchers on the plains,
last Thursday evening, it was de
cided to make the first attempt for
water on the ranch of W. lr. Magill,
whole homestc.id lies on the town
ship line between 9 and 10 in range
13. Eight or 10 of Mr. Magill's
neighbors will coubiue forces .vitlt
him, and together they will have a
deep well drilled, arrangements be
ing made to go to a depth of five or
six hundred lect if necessary. The
well will be jointly owned by those
who join in the enterprise, the ex
pense to le prorated among them.
Untlro $70,000 Stock of (letters) Mer
cliandlse of C. W. Hlklni to He Sold.
Announcement has reached this
office whereby the large general
merchandise stock of C W. Ktkius,
Priucvlllc, Oregon, is to be sold out
with (11 ten days commencing Janu
ary 9. This action taken by this
well-known and established firm
has been quite n surprise to busi
ness circles, but undoubtedly will
be welcomed by the entire buying
public, which thus evades paying
regular prices for their supplies,
and the $70,000 stock now thrown
on the market at astonishingly low
prices will surely attract large
crowds from the entire surrounding
countty, as it means the saving of
many a dollar.
The house is making vast prep
arations to accommodate the ex
Iectcd masses scores of extra
clerks having Iwcn engaged. The
store will be closed from Saturday,
January 5, until Wednesday, Janu
ary 0, to arraugc and mark down
the big stocl. Men's $10 suits will
be sold at . $4 85; $13.50 suits at
$6.65; boys'. 20c suspenders will go
at 6c, and $1 men's underwear at
46c; .4 cents will be the price for
10c outing flannel, and $1.26 for
ladies' $3 shoes. Ladies' , and
children's 30c hose will be reduced
to 7c; 10c handkerchiefs to go for
This price-cutting sale Is to
commence Wednesday, January 9,
at 9 a. in. and last only ten days,
so it behooves all who want to get
the bargains of u life time to get
Will a merchant who is wise ever
cease to advertise? Yes when the
trees grow upside dowti; when the
beggur wcnrs a, crown; when ice
forms dh the sun; when the spar
row weighs a ton; when gold dol
lars are too cheap; when women,
secrets keep; when fish forget to
swim; when Satan slugs n hymn;
when girls go back on gum; when
the smull boy Holes n drum; when
no politician schemes; when mince
pie uiifkca pleasant dreams; when
it's fumto break a tooth; when' all
lawyer tell the truthr when' cold
water makes you drunk, when you
love Jo smell a skunk; when' the
druuimcr bus no brass wl.e.v these
thinssfill come to1 tWssJ"'.'!?!" the
matutlhu's wise will neglect to' nd-
in . '
HfrWAtoHDlVANJ)- I nave a few
choicu tracts frbuV'.p to 160 acVes
each that can be bought at a bar-'
gaim P. Jf. Tompkins, frank
Building. 1 . i.iuiMIC. '
'You oughVWTe'itil'The Bulletin1,
'.t gtltsvthc TOfoSr- I
All of Jt.
BUYS FINE POULTRY
Farmers Arc Interested in
TORE IS PROFIT IN THEM
Ono Rancher Clears n Neat Sum from
a Small I'lock- Other Neighbor
hood Notes of Interest.
HitDMOxn, Dec. 31. Notice is hereby
given tocxery Inhabitant of Crook county
to present himself In alwut one year
more or 1cm at the l'irst Annual Display
of Vlie Hcdnmml Poultry and Pet Stock
AMociation. Kntric open to the world.
Premium! to to he taken by Crook coun
ty' mol famous chicken fancier. We
now tiututwr eight breed, at least, of
thoroughbred chicken being raised in
the immediate vicinity of Kcdmoml.
The Intent fancier nre Itcrt Luney with
hi llufl I.cgltorus ami P. T. Hcdmoml
with Huff Plymouth itockn. Speaking
of our own itlack tangslMiis, Me landed
licrc twelve ami a half mouth ago with
twenty-four, eighteen of thnm Mug of
female persuasion. To date c lmc
old thirty-opc dollar' worth of egg
and ftixtcen dollar' worth of chicken.
While wc hac not kept accurate tab on
hat they have cot wc feel fc in say
ing that the crk have paid for the fewl.
Wc believe till I deklined to be a jxul
Rcor(.'c McQueen has tccn out doing
some more clearing 011 hi place.
Mr. L. I,. Welch think nothing f a
canter to I'rinevillc. That wa the road
the rode Saturday, returning yesterday.
The party and dincc given nl the hotel
on Christmas night by Mis Morgan
ua well attended and everybody reports
very enjoyable lime. Those who en
joyed themselves the lead were surely
not Welch and llcrnke.
Another very enjoyable event va the
Christmas ce entertainment given by
the .Sunday School In tho school house.
Mr. Park entertained a number of her
friend nt dinner on Thursday.
And still the population of Kcdmom
increase. Tnia time it U a Christmas
present to Mr. and Mm. llauer. Weight
eight pound. Mother and daughter both
Neighlior Kendall says that his slump
puller la kept busy all the tiuie, We
suppose it is the .cune with four or Jive
other pilllors in the ueigldiorhaod.
And now the iuwWpcr dispatches
tell of tero weather near our old home
in Nchmaka and coal n cent n pound.
What n blessing to have plenty of dry
juniper to burn
U.K. Joiioh hsd been holding down n
chair for the I). I. K: P. people during
the absence of Mr. O'Connor in Portland.
Mr. l'rniuof Pajottc, Idaho, is visit'
ing friouds in the vicinity of Clinc Palls.
Mc rtnd Mrs. KaVl Khrct enlertaiuml
n lnrgc uumtarof tlioirfriondbtliincvc
ing while ratchiug the old year out mid
the new in. It. C. Pakk.
MUCH NfiWS AT TUMALO.
Talk of a Farmers Telephone, Ureak
Down at Mill, and Other Notes.
Ti'MALO, Jftu. 3. The settler under
the Colembin Southern Company's
ditches ntv tnlkiug uf erecting aliirmcrV
telephone line hi various pluces on the
A break donn nt llightowcrtS: Smith's
sawmill Mouddy has temporarily Muit
down the work, 111 the broken pieces
have to be repalnvljit Portland,, .
Couch Uro(. nVe , busy wlthonr- and
six-horse team lat'liug and distributing
telephone pole) from Jvudlftw to 'Sisters
from Ilightoticr & Smith's sawmill. ,
The sever fyld. weather of the past
few days wu broken up Ubt night by u
gentle, snow sdo'rin.
J.1I. ICilwards wan a caller here Satur
Wm. Ifakcr tuul family, vho' have
been working; Kt tho I'lightowcrvi Smith
Company' iWill. le ft yesterday ' for
Priuevilley pere M.r. llakcr has pur
P.. Ki.amnjt s,tor rtcd Tucstiay on a mis-
triptbTtfu and. 'aiorltus MJhfMie istWay of i'etxu.
, ,-L-YstJ -. . i- k ! s.i r tobv i&e'nx&fuwtv-
.v.e)fVRJnwliNll?7. iW. ,tT,VvRiQiir.
liikslD.'l4V!Teey Arabusiiiess. He Hook f WAlV J 'Klt""' ',
.1 . . - , Z .
twek some seed grain from the .Star1
ltd White tarried in Tumalo one day
lait week purchasing supplies and seed
h. II. Koot iHitchcrml a fine fat beef
the first of the week, which he sold to
uclghliors In this vicinity.
Wc were sorry to hear of the loss Mr.
I.ucas sustained by fire to hi hotel in
llend, and hope that he will soon have
things running in their same good order
A very enjoyable time was had nl the
home of O. II. Pulliam Christmas night,
whore the young people gathered and
spent a most pleaaant evening. A good
time was rcjwrtcd.
Geo. W. Wlmtr & Sons have decided
to give their ranch at Tumalo a name,
ami in the future it will lc known as
The Star Ranch. This name is very ap
propriate as their stock brand is a true
It is rcorted that private parties have
decided to continue the hanking busi
ness at I.aiillaw and have placed Mr.
Kamscy in ni cashier. Mr. Hamscy is
an old hand Ht the business and will no
doubt do credit to the position.
Mend's Rccord-Urcaklnz Storm.
The heaviest precipitation of
moisture that has visited the llend
country for many a month was that
of yesterday (Thursday) when 2.54
inches fell, according to Observer
Grant's measurements. The rain
started early Wednesday evening
During Wednesday night two or
three inches of snow fell but by
daylight it had again turned into a
heavy, rain driven by a strong wind
from the south. This continued
throughout Thursday with never a
moment's cessation, and far into
Thursday night. The measure
ments taken by Mr. Grant at 5 p.
m. Thursday for the preceding 24
hours was 1.7 inches, the heaviest
precipitation in 24 hours ever noted
on his recorders
Rather Expensive Fuel.
The fuel problem has become
a serious one to the Priueville
Light & Water Company. Juniper
wood which the company once paid
S2.7C. a cord for. now has to be
hauled 15 or :o miles and the
wholesale price has therefore raised
until the wood is hard to get at
$3.50. About six cords are con
sumed every 34 hours in furnishing
I'rinevillc with light at night and
keeping the pump going by day.
At $3.50 a cord this expense
amounts to $2! a day, or .$630 a
month, or $7,665 a year. Ht is the
principal item of expense. The
company will go to the Deschutes
for power next year. Review.
A New Town Slto. ,
W. T. Smith of Burns has filed)
on a tract 01 laua iyiK J1"1 iimm-i
cast of Christmas lake a short dis
tance, in fact almost bordering the'
lake, and has declared his intention
of starting a town there to be
known as Swan City.
Already a part of the land has
been platted into town lots, and
Mr. Smith expresses the belief that
within tin: cou.'iug year a good
si.el town will spring up with
bright prospects for the future.
Captures Cub Bear,
Jess Hurter., .the man who killed
two large bears with a six shooter
two or three months ago, recently
captured a ctfb while on a bear hunt
in the Metolitis country The cub
was lassoocd and 'token to I.aidlaw,
where the Chronicle savsit has be
come very tame amttis considered a
t,A hv th&children of the towu. It
weighs about 'too pounds.
Td the Honorable Ma.yor aud
Common Council of 'heCity of
Gentlemen; The midersigned,
Earl J. Wright, hereby Respectfully
nnniiea fnr ii license Yi'om the 'City
) of Bend to,'se.ll spiitubus, 'Mhious
and malt lftiipm.ud "feraieuted
.1 1.. WtwOMM.IMiTur cititnted 'Oil
lots xi andf id'of blg&f ' :o ofHke
Citv of 'Betnl ' for a period of thrtee
'i6titlw fWf?.ue iseilay of Febcu
THE NEW WATER LAW
State Engineer Discloses
A A10ST IMPORANT MEASURE
Short Synopsis Olvcn of the Draft for
a New Water Code Will Be In
troduced In Next Legislature.
State Engineer Lewis has given
out n brief synopsis of the draft of
a new water law that is to be intro
duced at the next meeting of the
legislature. The vital importance
of thi& measure to the whole of
Oregon makes any information re
garding it of great interest. Mr.
"The basic principles in the
water law as adopted by the com
mittee appointed by the Portland
board of trade are believed to be
applicable to an section of the state
and prbVide in substance:
"1st. That all the waters witu
in the limits of the state belontr to
the public except as to vested
"2nd. That a system be pro
vided whereby every existing right
to the use of water will eventually
be determined, whether based up
on the ownership of riparian lands
or on beneficial use, and recorded
iu order of its priority.
"3rd. That taessureraeuts of
stream flow be made a's a basis for
the adjudication of rights, and that
the amount of surplus water may
be known, that a definite proced
ure be cstabliscd for acquiring
rights to such surplus water with
out disturbing prior vested rights.
"4th. That the state refuse per
mits to appropriate where such di
version would rob another of his
rightful water supply.
'5th. That beneficial use should
be the basis, the measure and the
limit of the right to the use of the
surplus water of the state, and that
use alone, without specific authori
ty from the state, shall in no wise
establish a right.
"6th. That for irrigation the
amount of water used shall not ex
ceed a certain fixed quantity per
"7th. That all rights shall be
appurtenant to specific tracts ol
land to be lecally described in each
trrant to water, that a transfer of
land carries with it the right and
that apart from the land the right
caunot be transferred, except by
permit from the state, and then
only where such transfer will work
no injury to others.
"8fh. That when a ditch waters
land not the property ol the ditch
owner, 'the right attaches to the
land on which the water ts used
and not to the ditch. The owner
of the land irrigated making the
proot of appropriation and the final
certificate being issued to him. The
ditch owner being a common car
rier and subject to regulatiou as
such, but his right to the diversion
of water protected by the state dur
ing a reasonable period of years
during the construction of -the sys
tem and sale of water rights or of
electric power to actual users.
"9th. That the water rights
shall relate back to the date of ap
plication upon final proof that the
works have been completed. Up
on failute to make such proof with
in a specific time, or the securing
of an extension of time for adequate
cause, the water shall revert to the
"loth. That a central office be
provided, wherein all rights as de
termined, as well as future reghts
when acouired shall be recorded in
such a manner that an abstract of
all vested rights to the water of a
stream can be readily ascertained,
"nth. That au admitijjRralive
svstem be established for,sdtstribut-
ling the public waters in accordance
Willi recorucu. iieoh 'Wi "
f rearc ty, and that, tlwvjiofficer In
ack district Charged with such
with recorded, nguts aurjpB times
I duties lc clothed with police powe
to prevent unauthorized Use or tru
stealing of water."
A HANDY INVENTION.
Vic. J. O'Connor Perfects Centering
Devise for Typewriters.
The Portland Orcgonlan has the
following to say regarding the pop
ular cashier of the D. I. & P. Co
"Victor J. O'Connor, a Portland
boy, who has been locate! at Red
mond, Crook county, Dr., duriug
the past three years, has perfectcr'.
an invention for centering headings
on statement) written on the type
writer. The new instrument is
designed to save the stenographer
much tithe and annoyance in
arranging the spaces on the machine
in order to place the heading in
the exact center of the paper. The
invention of Mr. O'Connor is simi
hir to a drawing compass and ha
at: tchments which render the spac
ing cisy of arrangement.
"Since securing his patent on the
device, the inventor has receive J
numerous offers for it He is no.
planning to have the invention
manufactured in Portland. Mr.
O'Connor is connected with a larg
land promoting company in Crook
county, which is engaged in exten
sive irrigation projects. He is 111
Portland spcuding the holidays
with his relatives."
If you want to spend an hour or
two very pleasantly listening to in
teresting stories, drop into the
Thorp barber shop some evening
when "Dad" West, Thomas J
Tweet, G. W. Triplett and J. C.
Thorp arc 5eated around the good
warm stove telling their expert
enecs as they fought under the stars
and stripes and the flag of the Con
federacy during the civil wat
These men have seen war in its
humor, in its pathos and in its soul
sickening horrors. They unite in
the statement that "War is hell
Yet the account of the many battle-!
in which they figured. "Dad's"
version of the battles of Chatta
nooga aud Chickamaugua, his cap
ture and the awful life iu Anderson
ville prison will hold your attentior
without any lack ot interest. Mr
Triplett fought through the war
ior the South in Virginia, was at
the second battle of Bull Run and
tells some interesting tales of Gen
eral Longstreet and his South Car
olina boys While Mr. Triplett
was fighting for the South, Mr.
Tweet was in the Army of the Po
tomac aud they faced each other in
many and many a battle. One iu
tcresting statement that Mr. Trip
lett makes is that the rank and file
of the Confederate army did not
really desire separation from the
Union, but rather were fighting for
state rights and the -survival and
extension of slavery. Very fre
quently a vein of humor gets to
running through the stories and
first one and then the other tells
some laughing anecdote on the
"Yanks"or on the "Johnnies," and
the listener catches a vivid picture
of the grimness and horror of war
with something of the edge worn
off by that ingrained sense of
humor that exists in the human
breast. There are present at these
meetings three "Yanks' to one
"Johnnie" but the bitterness of the
strife is now all forgotten aud good
humor and harmless joking pre
dominates at these occasional
Local Land Office Decision Reversed.
Attorney Myers of Laidlaw has
just been notified that the decision
of the local land office iu the case
of Martin V. Turley vs. Jessie, Mc
Callister has been reversed .by th
general land office. "This is xl
case in which Dr. "Turley brought
a contest against a desert claim eu
try made by Jessie McCallister, the
case being heard before U S. Com
mtssioner Ellis duriug the summer.
The officials at The Dalles decided
in favor of Mrs. McCallister. At
torney Myers appeared for Dr. Tur
ley and Attorneys Brink of Priue
ville aud Gavin of The Dalles for
EveryBbily reads T$e Bulletin.