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THE BEND BULLETIN.
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ISKNI). OKKCON. I'KIDAY. JANUARY u, 1907.
COURT HOUSE AGAIN
County Court Attempts to
SCIII-M1: WILL HI: RI-SISTUD
Prlnolllo King Determined to 'lliwnrl
Will itf liupnyarit Levy Lowered
but Assessments IncrcnucJ.
County Coininlwiouer Jlnyley
rnvwd through Mend Wednesday
911 his way home from attomlitijf a
cioti of the county court nt I'riue
ville. It i learned tliul tlic county
court has awarded to McN'eilly &
Wright a contract for htt,itlitiK tin
foundation of the proiKW.-d new
court houw 'I he foundaiiou Ik to
cot $16,516, tlie entire building
ft.j8.591. The conltuctoru to hind
tjienmlvea to complete the job when
money U available to pay for it
It Is dmjdy m subterfuge hik!
uVMMiou to amrt that constructing
h $10,000 Imncmetit in not incurring
iridebtediMea for the county to
complete the structure; Ixrtidc
it muat lw borne in mind that even
tltt $16,000 iii not yet available or
likely to Ik If. in jH-obable, the
collection of the entire roll i eon
tmMed. Their scheme may sutwfy
lite commUrtionenf, but not the
The contrnctor takes great
chances of ever getting hi JHiy.
sine it it well known that the job
is to atoppttl ovuii if it becomes
uccaitury to tie up the entire tax
roll. Thure in no desire on the
part of Western Crook to olmtruct
reasonable improvements even in
Prineville, and we are awured that
the Krenter rt of the besfcitiens
of that city itself are opposed toJffonfo,,
this extent of thu proposed cxpen-.
diture, and disapprove of the doings
of the ring
Last spring the ring became
panic stricken at the discovery that
through the rapid settlement in the
Deachute valley Western Crook
could outvote them two to one,
whu 11 com para lively new ami un
known man was elected county
comitiiBkktncr by an overwhelming
majority over one of their tnot
popular men. Knowing that thuir
domination would end with the
expiration of the terms of Judge
Hell ami Comuiiion' r Steam,
they attempted to secretly railroad
through 1111 unueceasnrily large ex
txiudittire in order "to spend money
in rrlnevllle" and saddle o extra
vagant a court Iioums on the tax
jwyer that they would Ims deterred
powihly from the proposed county
divkdon, which wa recognised at
inevitable two years hence. They
have forced the iaaue, and it i not
improbnbltt that the taxpayer will
move the county .seat liefor the
exeuditure takes place.
The plan of the ting resulted in
the ntaciutor incrcu.ing, even doubl
ing the valuation in thu western
part of the county, mi as to throw
the burden of the extKMiditure ujkiii
that territory and rake in all pos
sible taxes hefotc a divihiou.
The lx)rd makes a gntudstuid
play of reducing the tax rate, but
the hollowne.SK of this Is npixucnt
when it is seen that the levy is to
produce $88,381 or $a7,.J3 more
than last year, thus providing
funds, if no opposition results, to
complete the building in two years,
mid before their regime will end.
The Story of tho Scandal.
Last spring foreseeing that they
would have political domination of
the county, the Princvillc ring de
termined to stick the county for 11
big expensive court house while
they still had the power, l'lans
were secretly prepared and bids nd
vertiscd for in tin inconspicuous
manner, in a l'ottlnnd paper, No
one outside of the ring knew what
was going on, until the scheme
was discovered and exposed by the
Madras Pioneer, The I'rincyille
papers even the ofiidal organ of
the county suppressed mention
of the plot. Indignation spread
among the taxpayers. A prelimi
nary injunction was obtained re
straining the commissioners from
any anion whatever until further
order ol the court. The iiijiiiirlion
whs placed in hands of the sheriff
lor Nvrvice by a social messenger
the day prior to opening of the
bids. Presumably nt Judge lit IPs
instance the sheriff conveniently re
served service until the commission
ers went through a farce of reject
ing the only bid of some $65,000
and scut the plans back to the
architect with instructions to maku
NO MATHKIAI. ciianou but bring
Cost TO WITH I N ,15.000.
Ill July Judge llradshaw granted
a permanent injunction against Jc--iug
any com met or incurring any
indebtedness in excess of $5000
This they now pro-tow to evade in
spirit by letting the contract for
only a portion of the work but
binding the contractor to complete
the job when further funds are
available, thus defying the pro
tests lodged by some Moo voters
and taxpayers. It was intimated
at the time the first bid was oteued
that there was n job in it. Whether
this was correct Can be judged from
the fact that the bid now acted up
on is lor (8,591. something like
$25,000 letw, and as the Crook
County Journal states in its issue
of November 15, for "the identical
-dan and specification submitted
in the spring."
If the new contractor is not a
dummy for the one who made
the former bid. it is demonstrated
that the opposition then raised to
the secrecy m asking for bids was
more than justified, since even the
enterprising contractors of Prints
ville were not able to then gut in a
bid on work in their own city. We
shall see what we shall sec, but at
any rate the agitation has saved the
county some $35,000.
There is uo fiulit against Prine
ville. All Western Crook wants
is a square deal. What it objects
to is the paying of an unjust pro-
taxes by the trick
rpf raising the assessment
crty 111 this section without a cor
responding increase elsewhere.
T. W. 7.IA1MURMAN MAKKIKI).
Wed Mlsa Mabel Williams at Port
land on January 2.
The following note, taken from
the Oregouiau, will interest the
lieud friends of Mr. Zimmerman,
who, until last spring, was the
bookkeeper for the I). M. Co. at
On of thr prettitmt wedding of the
week wwt tolemtitMsd Wednesday even
ing, Jan. 2, M ih residence of A. II.
Clark. lojj Uast Main otrt. when Mia
Mnll 11. William, of Memphis, Teuti.,
hm united in inrriKc U Theodore W.
ZimiiitfrniHii, of Howard, Or. Mr. Cor-ui'U-k
nrtnl mi groomsman, and Mr.
CoHHtt h matron of twttior At 8 o'clock
Mim l'onl ilyd MemUlaMlin' wt
ding march, and the paator, folkwl ttv
the KrwoMiittaii hihI kmohi, entereil lint
jwrlor and Umk lliir place in the wrcli
wny. Later the Uride, tirucixletl by lire.
Cowan, aluwly iiterel tty another route,
and the beautiful riiiu service of the
Christian church wan twrr formed by Rev.
J. T. Oltoruiley, Mia Williama' former
Mia Williatn, a brunette wan lovely
iu cream ilk voiV, trtiinnl iu kce and
ilk autdliiue, and curried a aitower
lwuiuel of bride roe, with tulle ami
while aalin ulreanwr. The uialrou of
luiiior wore cream ImiimUwh. triuiuted
with huf. Mi Wllllaini hiuI Mr. Ziiii
iiicrnuu art well known in the clly In
muaicid cirdm, lioth having lived here
inioual). Mr. .immermaii wa a
nicmlicr of a glee club, condurtett by
I'totefeaor Wiilcr. The bride Iwa titkcii
jtarl in miuiy iiroiniiiHiit uuulcal event,
mid una Milo w)irum) of lite Suuuyvide
M. It. chtirch for tuo year. Mr. and
Mrs. Zliuincrm.iu will reinaiu in thu city
at the llotul Oregon until after the
Scluiiiiiuiu-lluluk concur!, then they will
villi relatives in Albany and later go to
Howard, Or. whore they wilt reticle,
A Peculiar Wound.
Mrs. Hugh I.ister ot this city
met with a peculiar accident. Some
six weeks ago while .stamping her
feet to kick oil' some snow she
stepped on a broken lamp chimney.
She felt ti sharp pain in her foot nt
the time nud upon investigation
found that n piece of the glass had
cut her foot. She paid no further
attention to it at the time but for
some reason the wound would not
heal. Dr. Rosonbttrg examined
the wound and removed a triangu
lar piece of glass with a base half
an inch long. , The foot is now get
ting better, Princville Journal,
BUILD IN THE SPRING
Active Construction Now
Planned for Next April.
WILL LOCATE (1RAIIAM LINK
Story to tlio Hffcct Hint llnrrlmmi in
tension In Oregon Will He Started
within n Pew Months.
Actual eonttructiou on the work of
extending the Hnrriinmi line from
Nntron to Klamath Pall will begin the
flmt of April. r.ralor will start on May
1 to Iti1d the O. It. & N. uxteiMHon from
the ColumMa up the lcehMte river In
to Central Oicxou. In about five week
a crew of aurveyor will be at Hcml mak
ing final location on the preliminary
survey made by Kngiiteer Graham ll
The above intereatittK tatement were
made during the week by C. J. Millar,
engine, r in charge of a crew that ! now
making Anal location on a line runnifie
eaat from Ode I. Mr. Millar wa in Hrrid
on twaim ami while here tol.l the above
lory. He said thai preent plana con
template active construction aa aUive
imillned, ami tiMt Central Oreaon will
be the acene of miKh railroad building
during the comitiK Minmer. IIU crew
will make lite final loculion on the
Grahum turvey through Hh1.
Mr. Millar tted that the propo-il
dam to tie built in the Deachute by thr
reclamation tervice, would not interfere
with tlie building of a line up the river
by the O. R. ,"s N. He said that their
urvev had lieen o male aa to over
come thai olMtacle.
Mr. Millar alaoklateI that contt ruc
tion enKiifer were now at work at Vale,
from which point the Oregon Itaatern U
to tie IhiIU acroMi the tate wetwanl to
Ontario. The enginecri are a I way
followed in railroail coitntnictmn by the
Trader hihI the actiml building of anew
It hm alui tearnetl from ubMilutcly
rcllublc sotircea that gnuline will lie
commenced wxi tnrint; slmuluiteoualy
at Natron and ItoMand rtiuniiiK north.
Thu by t!te time the rail reach thU
Ride of the Cascade, the laying of raft
can be c.iiitliiiie.1 north through ltnd
and south to Klamath 1'all.
New Council 0rganlz.es.
The new city council met last
Tuesday and perfected an organi
zation for the coming year. No
business of imortance was trans
acted, only routine matters being
attended to. Following are the
committee appointments made by
Police, I'ire and Liquor License
Caldwell (cli), McDonald and HeuMin.
Streets, Tuldic Way ami Sewers
Stroud (ch). Caldwell ami Oneitl.
Way and Mean Koikwm (ch). Stroud
Health McDoiutld (ch), lleiinoii ami
Cemetery and Public I'rujicrty Oneitl
(ch). Luldwelt and Wenamly.
Rule. Order of Huainetcaitd Itlection
wenamly (ch). MclMnam aim htowL
S. C. Caldwell was reappointed fire
chief for the enautug year.
0KIK10N FACTS OHSIKBD.
Tliotisaml.s of I'coplo Asking About
Portland, Jan. 7 Never at any
time since Oregon became a state
has there beeu such wide-spread
interest in her development as is
evidenced by the letters received
from all parts of the United States
by the Oregon Development League.
President T. 11. Wilcox, of the
State League, has just authorized
an increase in the advertising iu
thoroughly reliable agricultural pub
lications of large circulation. These
advertisements are devoted exclus
ively to 'J'e agricultural lauds of
the state, lor it is an increased farm
population that Orcgott needs more
than all else combined. Put ener
getic farmers on the vacant lands,
cut up the largo ranches and the
cities, towns and villages of Oregon
will grow and prosper. With that
end in view Oregon is being adver
tised as never before, and the iu
quiry is three times as great as it
was during the Lewis & Clark Ex
position. Many communities of the state
ore sending out literature to inquir
ers, lists of which are being fur
nished to each and every one of tlie
sixty-three organizations compos
ing the Oregou Development
League. Letters of inquiry are com-
httr in mnnv different lmifriincj .
English, German, Swedish aud
Polish lead; letters arc coming
from every state in the Union, but
Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, tile
Dnkotas aud Nebraska arc about
equal iu number aud it is from
just these portions of the United
States thst we want our immigra
tion. An accurate conception of
the enormous correspondence can
best be had from the fact that it
cost $527 00 to pay the outgoing
postage for the past twenty-five
days from the Portland office alone.
Kcmcmber that it is iu January
that you get more readers than any
other month, tiecause the farmers
iu the cold sections of the country
are resting, but February is also
important. One piece of literature
aud a ersoiinl letter sent today are
worth more than tui during the
farmer's busy season.
MCJ IRRIGATION DAM.
farmers Up Oclioco Protect Interests
by liulldlng Large Dam.
Oliver Powell, John Watkius
aud I?. N. White completed last
week an irrigation dam which has
cost them $1500 on Oclioco creek
about a mile aud a naif east ol
l'riueville, says the Review. This
dam bears a remarkable resem
blance to the Stewart dam on
Crooked river, with the one excep
tion that the latest reservoir holds
lens water. A line of piling was
driven across the stream, crushed
rock being laid arotin it, aud the
whole covered with two-inch plank
ing inclined downward on cither
aide of the piling. This reservoir
is a little more than four feet deep
at the dam, 90 feet wide, and the
water is backed in the creek, for
about 800 feet. The dam is the
best constructed one on Oclioco,
and will insure a plentiful supply
of water for three farms.
LAND SELLS RAPIDLY.
Many People Are Investing In Ditch
Speaking of the development that
is taking place on the irrigated
lands of the D. I. & P. Co., the
Portland Telegram has the fallow
ing to say:
"The company has reclaimed
75,000 acres of laud in Crook county
aud is making rapid strides in its
work of making the remainder of
the property placed iu its care fit
for settlement. Already 500 con
tracts have beeu made with persons
who are now living on tl-eir hold
ings or are planning to go there
this spring. The aver?gc unit taken
by the settlers is So acres, although
at least 100 contracts have been
made with persons who want only
half this amount of land.
"That 40 acres is enough to pro
vide for a family is proven by
Joseph liuckholz, one of the first
settlers on the reclaimed laud.
Uuckholz is a farmer who attends
to his laud aud his crops, spending
no time at the village grocery ex
plaining how to run the government-
He decided to put ten acres
of his new holdings into garden
truck and the remainder into hay
aud grain. As a result liuckholz
cleared $100 an acre on truck laud,
besides nuking good profit on his
hay aud grain.
"All of the settlers who have
gone into Crook county during the
post few mouths and taken up
homes on the reclaimed laud arc
said to be well satisfied with their
holdings, and are urging their
friends to come. It is expected
that 20,000 acres will be cultivated
by next September, providing homes
for 700 families; counting five per
sons to each family, it is figured
that within the next eight mouths
3,500 honest, industrious settlers
will be added to Crook county's
Cleared $60 per Acre.
Over S15.000 worth of alfalfa
seed tells the story of what was
done in this year This amount is
exclusive of the Willow creek coun
try. The farmers have heretofore
paid little attention to their alfalfa
seed, but a few put their heads to
gether and said they would try it a
year and the results were astonish
ing. Some of the growers cleared
$60 per acre from their alfalfa seed
alter paying the expenses of thresh
ing, etc Vale Oriauo,
How 'to Successfully Fool
the Wary Animals.
TRIQKS OF THE TRADE TOLD
Redmond Trapper Describes Methods
Used by Him In Catching Fifteen
of the Sly Brutes.
If you wish to trap coyotes and
rid yourself of the miserable pests,
read the following. Several weeks
ago The Bulletin's Redmond corres
pondent mentioned that Lysle
Perry had trapped 1 1 coyotes aud
was still after them. A few days
later The Bulletin received a -note
from an unknown writer in which
the request was made that Mr.
Perry state, in an article in this
paper, the methods employed by
him so successfully iu trapping
these wary brutes. His article
follows, in answer to a request from
For the benefit oi those who wish
to trap coyotes for profit or for the
purpose of ridding themselves of
this pest, I give below two of my
"sets" or methods by which my
father and I have been successful
in catching 15 coyotes. I have 11 to
my credit. The Ncwhousc traps,
size No. 2 ure those I prefer.
Find a trail frequently used by
coyotes and search tins for a place
where rocks or brush make it nec
essary for them to step in nearly
the same place in passing.
Set the trap, wiring it to a wood
en clog four feet long and about
two inches thick nt the base or
Dig out a hole large enough to
admit the trap when set, making it
about one and a half inches deep.
Place a sheet of paper (not stiff pa
per) cut just large enough to cover
the open jaws over the trap and
cover I he trap at least one half inch
deep with dry sand, also burying
I usually use a magpie's wing or
a bunch of rabbit fur to brush away
evidences of my work iu setting the
Make a drag of rabbit, cut open,
or use the entrails of a larger animal
and drag them about, making sev
eral large circles returning each
time to tlie same spot. I would
suggest that beef offals make a good
Previously set a trap and bury
the trap and clog as described in
the trail set at this spot afterward
being careful not to set off the trap
yourself. Drag the bait the last
thing about the trap once or twice
aud finally place it where it can be
gotten at only by going over the
trap. Now place a small stick or
twig before the trap so that by his
carefulness in stepping over the
stick he will step into the trap, and
your set is complete.
It is mi important thing that you
use dkv sand iu making sets iu cold
weather for wet sand will freeze
and render your trap harmless.
I would suggest to those bothered
by this "critters" that a bounty,
though small, offered by county or
state, would do much toward re
lieving you of their depredations.
I would be pleased to give any
one who wishes more information
as to trapping coyotes or trapping
coon and mink, what benefit my
experience may prove to be to
I will answer any question you
may wish to ask providing you en
close self addressed stamped enve
lop. W. Lysuj PBRRy.
Powell Duttes Items.
Perry Jones' brother has just arrived
here from Nebraska, having brought, his
wife and two children. Another settler
for the old river bed,
People lathe old river bed are not water
dogs enough to want their, laud washed
away or deep channels cut in it by too
much water, but they would nppreclrt'
enough for domestic une.
Vurt JJavfs had the misfortune to luu
ahorse foundered on grditl recently
which the animal broke laid.
Doc Piitin.in of Haystack par9cc
through this section lost week 'with dm
wild eat and 14 coyote' hide, which h
caught on the desert. '
Some of the Powell Uutto rancher
declare they heard the cars whistle. On,
man heard tli-s whistle in' the morning
before he was up.
WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.
Public Installation of M. W. A. at Red
mond a Pleasing Affair.
Rkdmo.vd, Jon. 7 At the public in
stallation Saturday night by the M.
A. vikiting Neighbor O. II. Long actcl
a installing officer. The social time
and box supper were enjoyed by a good
sized crowd, nearly fjo being realized
from the sale of the boxes. Some of
thern were elegant on the outside and
some on-the inside. Many of thern ful
tilled both conditions, while some of the
young men were kept so busy getting the
right girl's box that they did not know
any thing about the box itself.
The storm lias either got our wire
down or crossed and short circuited or
something else is the matter with them
tlwt makes news scarce this week.
We liail occasion to go down tlie ditch
from town but week and we saw one
evidence of prosperity for the first time
Neighbor Kendall's big painted house
L. L. Welch had been pulling trees and
had let him out into the world.
Mr. Hansen hauled wood to Princvillc
Wednesday and returned Thursday with
feed for P.hret Hros. Yours Truly beat
him a day over Tuesday and back
W c are told that Mr. l'ranz and Mim
Dora Harader were married Christmas
night and have left on their wedding
trip. Their many friends will wish them
a speedy return and a long, prosperous
and happy wedded life.
Mr. Pcaslcy expects to add to his
possessions of real estate. Then he will
pull some trees and do some more clear
ing. Later he will take the field for the
L. E. Trickett returned Wednesday
from Prineville, where he had been
building for W. II. Moore.
W. A. Ward has sold Ids forty, we un
dcrstand. Queer how some folks can t
Vic O'Connor Is expected back from
Portland on tho first stage of the new
company. Some people seem to expect
their mail on the same stage. Do not
be alarmed for that company will not
carry mail until they bid on a contract
The colouel Jjas left us for a season
and gone to Portland. Perlups that s
the cause ot the storm.
A special school tncetlng is called.
Owing t lhe storm or some other cause
we did not get cither the date or the
Wc haven new driver on the Pnne-ville-Cliuc
Palls stage, IC. C. Park
A NEW 10ST0FFICE.
Ono Will Be Established on C. L. Gist
Tomaio, Jan. 8.C. L. Gist was in
Tumalo Monday on buiine. Mr. (iui
stated that he is just iu receipt of a let
ter from the poatal department asking
him to uiake application for postmaster
as per petition sent in lost month for tin
extension of the Bend and Tumalo route
a distance of seven mitoe from Tumalu,
the new postodice to bo called Gist.
George Stevens of Madras was iu
Tumalo yesterday distributing bills nn
uounoiug the big sale of lOkins at Print
Dr. Coe of Bend passed through here
yesterday, being called to see Mrs. J. II.
Kdwards, who is sick,
Mr, Spainhour was 4 Tumalo caller
The worst storm of the year visited
us last Thursday, Heavy winds with
rain made us think of the Willamette
Mrs. Iluzelbcrg is suffering an attack
of rheumatism. Dr. Turley U attending
Wm. Baker was doctering his horse,
which was very sick at Tumalo, Friday1
Saturday and Sunday.
Lewis McCallister passed through hero
on lift way to Bend yesterday.
(Continued on page 8.