lwrfle THE BEND BULLETIN. VOL. V HKND, ORKGON. FRIDAY, MARCH 2J, 1907. NO. 1 ' A DEPUTY ASSESSOR P. E. Dayton !o Appointed for Western Crook. NEW POSTOFHCE AT GIST'S Tumalo Correspondent Report That I much New Land Will He Seeded This Spring-Other Noted. Tumalo, March 10. I'. I. Dayton of taldlaw ha Iwtu apK)tuted deputy auruor for the west aide of Crook court. y ami lia Ik' the regular yearly canats, G. D. I'utllam n lu Tumalo today, V. 1), Clark lu. purchased the Nrlll itetcrt claim one mile north of here. The P. II. I). Co.'a bhf four-horse team patted through li'.rc one day Intt week with Iwo loads of hay. The equinoctial tturtii li aurely a good one. A hard rain visited ua all ilay Sun lay anil It hat been ruining considerable since. The new poitoffire of OIt la soon to he rstablltlxd. It will lc Krvnd hy a continuation of the Heiiil ami Tumalo mall ronte. Mlm Itrnl ami Wletl or lleuit visited tth Mr. Smith nml I'mrl Illlituer at the HlghttiMci St Smith mill Satur lay ami Sunday Ky and Dryden Uaitnclls returned Sunday from a builnr-M trip to l'rlucville. Theyare working mi a contract grubbing on the Star Ranch. T, A. Jeiixn rcturnetl Saturday from a trip through Washington. Me Hill begin preparations noon to put in n kooI many acre of new ground till year. Considerable farming i being done We announced last week a Contemplated Change in ...Business... WE ARE BUYING FOR CASH and ARE SELLING FQR, CASH i. And giving our trade the benefit of Liberal Discounts from former retail prices on Dry Goods, Gents7 Furnishings, Hardware, Shoes, Groceries, and all other lines. I WE MUST HAVE CASH and MUST reduce our stdck in order to get it. Come in and let us show yoU that we mean just what we say for we know we! can save you money. - Bend Mercantile Company - now. Koine are clearing anil some plow ing ami the whole vicinity Inkci on uti appearance of great faith in 11 lnitiicr crop till year, Rodmurtd Hem. Kedmoml, March1 18. Vfewa aeema scarce tlila week principally on account prohahly of the flue rain that fell yester (lay. Mr. Ileneger nml family have moved on their homestead. A uoo many chlckcm ore beichmlng to eep In thla aectlon uf the country. (. W Moore of Prlnovlllr, was In our nrlKhhorhood for a few ijaya looking after hi 40 ncrei west of the river. A. W. Morgan ami Oeo, Wood were business vlaltora In l'rlucville, Mr. Wood brought hack mother team of horict. Among other who were In tail week were A. O. Walker, Iceland, Colo,, Jl, M, Dams, Condon; Mote Myers, Port land and J, H, JjrifKan of Ilverett, Vhlnjton. Mr. Walker, who li a 1'rraliytcrlari minister, wai accompanied by lila wife and they are located In the Johnson ranch neighborhood, Mr. and Mn, John Trlsler, who hate spent the winter with us, atart today for their home In Ottumwa, Iowa. They will makeaevrral stops on the road, tolc Inf; about two week for the trip. They lutte both enjoyed much better health thla winter than usual ami are loud lu their prnlso of Oregon climate. The undersigned wilt kc them at far at Madras and will return with wheat. IIC. 1'ark. Phono Lino Reaches Slater. The extension of the 'photic line into Sitter will be completed this week The wire reached that place yesterday and will soon be connected with the local exchange, which in in the Alex Smith store. Sifters people say it's fine and dandy to have telephonic ccuuec tion with the outside world. ORDER IS STRINGENT Must Fulfill Stipulations of Its Contract. SETTLERS' INTERESTS SAFE Suit Will lie Brought by the State against the Columbia Southern Irrigating Company. The Columbia Southern Irrigat ing Company is apparently tip against the real thing at last. The trouble that lias existed between that company and the state land board nnu the settlers has come to a head', and Attorney-General Crawford has been instructed to bring proceedings against the com. pauy to force it to fulfill its con tract, failure to do which will result lu a forfeiture of the contract. A dispatch in the Telegram tells the story as follows: "Salkm, Or.. March 14. What cave promise of a peaceful and liar monious meeting of the state land board yesterday afternoon terminat ed in Governor Chamberlain fir 11 tailing the p roteclinics while State Treasurer Steel pressed the button which set the display off. The up shot of the upheaval is that the Columbia Southern Irrigating Com pauy will cither have to take itntnc diate steps to live tip to its contract with the state by furnishing suffi cient water to reclaim its entire seg regation of 27,000 acres of arid land in the Deschutes country, or Attor-ncy-Gcncral Crawford will institute 1 v . .. ti. proceedings to compel it to do so, upon penalty of forfeiture of Sis contract. "The Governor's outburst was precipitated when the board hod tinder consideration a letter from the Attorney-General, asking the board's pleasure in the disposition of an order of last December, in structing the state's chief counsel to proceed against the alleged de linquent irrigation corporation. Af ter the Governor had explained the conditions and negotiations with the Columbia Southern company lending up to the present status of affairs., the complaints of the set tlers, etc., Treasurer Steel inter posed a mild plea on behalf of the stockholders of the company, ex pressing the desire to grant them some concessions in order that they may be given a chance to realize on their investments. "This suggestion was the spark which touched ofT the Governor's magazine of pent-up impatience, and he launched forth against the company until the atmosphere fair ly reeked with sulphurous fumes. "The history of the Columbia Southern's operation in Crook county has been published so fre quently during the past few years that it is necessary to recall only the developments which have led up to the present situation. In brief, the company, nftcr contract ing to reclaim 27,000 acres of arid laud tributary to the Deschutes, in Crook county, selling about 18,000 acres nf the segregation, securing patent to only 12,000 ncres and having water enough to supply on ly about 10,000 acres at most, finds itself up ngainrt a very serious problem. "Having refused to adopt the rules and regulations exacted by the old board a year ago, governing the distribution of water, by which it was to furnish r.8 acre feet dur ing the growing season, the com pany nppcarcd before the board by its attorney, Seneca Smith, of Port land, and asked for n reapportion ment of liens irom 10 to $25 per acre. 1 he board agreed to this, upon condition that the company enter into a new contract and agree to provide means for furnishing suf ficient water to reclaim tlc entire segregation. Judge Smith finally agreed to this and repaired to the State Engineer's office to draw up the instrument, but when he got there insisted upon keeping the old contract and inserting the reappor tionment claiihe, to which Engineer Lewis would not consent "The old order of the board, in structing the Attorney-General to proceed against the company to en force fulfillment of contract, had not been followed out by that offi cial on account of the rush of busi ness iu his office incident to the leg islature, and the question was brought up yesterday afternoon over a communication from the Attorney-General, asking if it was still the pleasure of the board to en force the order. It was, and now it is up to the Columbia Southern Ir rigating Company to build a reser voir and make good its agreement with the settlers or step aside." President Wilson, of the irrigat ing company, publishes a statement iu which he says the company is not at fault, and claims they are acting in good faith. He says in part: "The contention of the board that the company should provide atonic reser otrsis well taken, and in the fall of 1005 our company made known to the board its plans for such a system at an estimated cost of $40,000 to 50,000, but it was then the governor's pleasure that we lie put out at business, and that seems to have been the policy since. "Since my connection with the com pany we have not tried to dispakc of any luiiis In the unpatented part of the seg regation, nor did we attempt to sell any water ns is inferred (11 the land board report- Any provisions our predecessors limy have attempted to inject into con tracts if not authorized by law will cer tainly not hold as we alwavs consult with competent lawyers and will not be a party to anything not legally proper." The concensus of opinion among the settlers on the company's seg regation is that the company has been woefully lacking id good man agement and that there ore sufii- (Continued oa pajje ) THOUSANDS COMING Colonist Travel to Oregon Unprecedented. MANY WILL SETTLE HERE Influx of Spring Visitors to the State Ureaks all Previous Records A ' Great Publicity Campaign. Portland, Ore., March 18. The campaign of advertising which has been conducted during the past 90 days by the commercial bodies of Oregon composing the Oregon Development League, is bearing fruit. Much credit for the success of this campaign is due to the press throughout the state, which has rendered valuable assistance in ex ploiting the colonist rates which be came effective March t and which will continue until April 30. The rates are the lowest ever made by the transcontinental rail roads, and homescekers, quick to take advantage of tbem, are pour ing into Oregon in constantly in creasing numbers. While many of these have come through to Port land, larger numbers have scattered to various parts of the state. It is now the duty of our citizens to make these strangers within our gates feel entirely at home. We should show them every attention; give them all necessary informa tion; the effect of a little encourage ment, a little ueighborliness, dur ing the nrst tew uays or weeks, will be marvelous, and as the new comers become better acquainted at close range with what Oregon has in store for them, they will be thoroughly glad they are here, and will wonder why they did not come before. However, it must not be forgot ten that these low rates will contin ue for six weeks more, and that great work may be done in that time. It has been said that "Per sistent Publicity Pays." Euccne, Grants Pass, Medford and Ashland have become firm bclivcrs in this doctrine; only last week the com mercial clubs of those cities, assist ed by Tom Richardson, manager of the Portland Commercial Club, inaugurated vigorous publicity campaigns and raised good sums of money forpdvertlsing purposes. If other communities, not al ready active, will hut follow the examples being set for them from week to week, and advertise to all the world what they have to offer to homescekers and investors, the population of the Beaver State will surely d,cm,bje within a very few years. A goodly number of these home seekers are coming to urook coun ty and more will undoubtedly Jol low. Everyone should raake.this business to welcome these Strang ers and show to them the adJfc tagesoflife in Crook county, esneer? ally iu Western Crook with its fer tile soil, irrigation projects, great pine forests, running streams and clear lakes full of trout. tiorrlblo Accident. A roost distressing accident be fell the little 17 mouths old baby of Sam Sippy who lives on the Mc Kay. Monday Mrs. Sippy was scrub bing the floor and had just poured some scalding hot suds in a tub to begin operations when the little toddler in an unguarded moment fell into: it, A scream notified the I mother of what had happened but before the little unfortunate could be rescued its right sidennd should er were fearfully burned. Dr. Belknap was sent for immediately but he hardly think it possible for the child to live. A piece of skin the size of a dinner plate came off and one convulsion is succeeded by another so that the chances of recovery are slight. Prineville Journal. NEW IRRIGATION SCHEME. Plan to Reclaim Lad Near Paisley In Lane County. Another large irrigation enter prise in Central Oregon has been launched.. Contracts have been' entered into between the state land board and the Portland Irrigation Company for the reclamation of a' large tract of land near Paisley in Lake county, the contract involv ing' the expenditure of $121,000. It is estimated that the cost per acre of the irrigation of this tract will be in the neighborhood of 525, as the proposed plans include the construction of a large dam 60 feet high, for a reservoir, 15 miles above the lands to be reclaimed. Water will be taken from the Chewaucan river, and the company agrees to maintain all dams, ditches, main canals, laterals, flumes and other works, which are to remain their property. No land can be sold until the ditches are built and the company has been notified that they can sell land. This land is entered and will be reclaimed un der the Carey Act, and the inter ests of the settlers arc safe-guarded by the contracts. CATHOLIC CHURCH ITEAIS. Rev. Father Mickey's Comlflg lslt to Bend. Protracted sickness and the un usually severe winter haw kept Father Hickey from making his Bend circuit this year as he had promised. The reverend gentle man has been suffering from pneu monia and aggravated bronchitis for two months past, and is still in extremely poor health. He has written to some of his Bend people, however, to say that he will be with tbem the second Sunday after nosier nnu win remain a weeic or tJ more teacbingftbe children and giy- 11 ins a series of discourses for adults l in the little church budding which the Altar Society ladles liave fixed up very tastefully. In a Iterhi. . sue of The Bulletin will be fuller details of the clergynjette viit and the rplicions Mtercisfi- ;o- be held during his stay here T?ntbr Wlflfiv title nlrffiiv ut- nn m. M.te. ..r .a ... WWV.J rvt VM - .. ahead several large hQes o,f clmrcl; goods qnd orn.qtn.ents. and will take ' with him, some more when corahs His visit is looked forward to. wit) pleasure by all and especially th little children. , f A Freak Bjx, Mrs, Murk brought us a freak egg this week which is most pecu liar. The egg, before be'i hrok en, appeared to be normal jpou being broken there appeared nn egg within the egg. Instead of a yolk there was a second egg, just about the bize of a yolk, but soft shelled, Mrs, Murk says that in all her experience with chickens and eggs she never saw the like bo. fore. It certainly was a curiosity. Laidlaw Chronicle. Appreciation. A subscriber writes to The Bulletin and says: "I have read every copy of your paper with nrait Interest and eonUder it a first-clAM country paper. Am sorry ou failed iu getting your new county est tabllshed as you certainly were ensHled td it." I'