v, THE BEND BULLETIN. "? VOL. V BEND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH ao, 1907. NO. 2 f t INVESTIGATION IS ON Columbia, Southern, Co.'s Books to Be Examined. MAY PORFfilT ITS. CONTRACT State Land Board Determined to IHish ' Trouble with Irrigating Company ' to a Speedy Terminating The invc4tlKttt!on of the Coltim. bin Southern Irrigating Company is now on. The Mute land board has authorized King, Gucrlti cc Kollock, of Portland, which firm nlso maintains nn office In Hciid, to cxiiniiuc the account nuil leifrn the fiimnciul standing of the coin jxuiy. If access to the company's hoqV.i is refused, the trouble will be, tnkcti intq the courts to force an iuvtMigatlon, The Portland, Telegram, in a recent imuc had- the following "special" froi" Siilcm regarding this, Double with the Columhln Southern Irrigating Company which opurutcs on the west .tide ol the Ucsohittus river with headquarters nl I.aldlaw and which di veils its water, not from the Deschutes river. but from Tumcllo creek. The Telegram nays; A a pifllttilitary step tn commence mcut of 1okI proceedings against the Columbia Southern IrrJKMK Company by Atlorjiey-Oenrra.1 Crawford, for an aqcoutitliiK. P'li the apqutmrilt of a receiver, (lie stale Unit Writ this morn ing altil a resolution authorising the fitjii of Ulng, Ouerln A: Kollock, of rortlaml. reprecutlng the Columbia Southern Water-t'scrs Association, tu employ nervaMry expert accountants fc iniestitfale the accounts ami financial ttt us of the company. This proceed In); Is to Ik- conducted without ccute to the state, it Is practically a fore none conclusion tint the coniiiy, of which R. W Wilson, of Portland, Is prvsidvut, will not submit to such an elimination, In which rtelit the case Mtjc takn into the niurts for thor ough liMfsllMUoii. Outing a discussion of the status of the riw this morning Iwtwcen Attnr-tMy-Ociu'ral Crawford and Attorneys W, . C.uetlu nud John Kollock, the altoruey-geucralcxprcsscd serious doubts as to the legality of the transfer of the contract from the Three Sisters Irriga tion Con psny to the Cohinhta Koutlirrti Irrigation Company, and from the latter to tfr Columbia Southern trrlnotlni Coiupaiiv and It was his opinion that all the officers and houdholders of the three companies, Including President C. Sam Mtilth, cx-shcrlff of Crook coun ty, nud M. H. Drink, secretary of the Thnv Sinters CotiiMiiy, nuil President W. A. I.ildUwand James U. Lytic, of Portland, of the Columbia Koutlicrn Ir rigation Coiiiniy, colihl lc held re sponsible for aiiv deficiency, fraud ot violation of the state'a contract which. may br found to exist. The Oregon Trust .V Savings Rank, of Portland, twrids a first mortgage upuu the property uow tu tlvv w.inc of the Columbia South x tltlgiMlw: CouiMuy, and if the at-lotuey-geucraP deductions are upheld by the courts this Instrument and obliga tion would be invalidated, The question arose in the lioard meet Ine as to whether the tltto tu the land In the scgiruntlou would revert to the gov- urnmeni 111 111c event mat iuccouiMiuya contmct U canceled but it was thcotiln- louof Attorney-General Crawfonl that theltitlt) would revert to the state only anilHIwl the state could proceed with the (reclamation project. The govern inoilt would have to bring suit to set aside the piteiit Issued the state, A Move That Favor Intension. The Hums Times-Herald has n note to'thc effect that railroad sur veying crews have ngnltt taken up work on the "Sage Hen" route and says that "should they finally decide on the Sage Hen route, it WQUl'LIlidicatc thnt they propose Corvallls to. hastern I connecting with the Euslou." The 'surveys to urc on the Oregon considered that Mar- recently secured the Jastern. is there any in the fact that lijs stir again begun work on a had been abandoned Mwould be the best one to nn extension of the Eastern? People In UlCCtMfltMti rnthtfllMMi NaUJffS 'lerci9trJ IasiHllii7 KTit'il rliuLaW5?j CortotiNi & 1 aigittianci veypwUHty; liiuk'le alih conufRMPft Conlistfigk: Central Oregon sincerely hope so nuil tlmt the extension of the above line will noon be commenced. UUODWII.MU-JONBS. Mend's Mayor Join llio Uenedlcta and Weds Mia draco Jones. A. I,. Goodwillio and Miss Grace Jones were milted In marriage in Seattle last Tuesday, March 26. The wedding was a very quiet one, no inventions were Issued, and only relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwillle left the same day for n trip through California and will return to Iiend in three or four weeks. Since the incorporation of Hcnd, Mr. Goodwillle has been mayor, holdliu: for some time the distinc tion of being the oungcst mayor In Oregon His olhcial position and connection with the Pilot Hultc Development Co. as its secre tary nnd treasurer has given him n wide acquaintance through this section, an acquaintance that will wish him joy in his new role of benedict. Miss Tones for some time was a 'iiost opular teacher in the Bend Sciiools utul has always taken n leading part in Bend's social life. She hus scrit the winter in Port laud and will be gladly welcomed back to Ilcnd as Mrs. Goodwillle. Church News. The doors of tlc church will be open Master Sunday. We shall gladly receive and welcome anyone wishing to unite with the M. h. church next Sunday mopiing, on probation or in full membership. Subject for Ivastcr morning ser mon- "The Church Glofious and Triumphant." Sunday evening: "The liastcr Message." The time of our quarterly confer ence has been changed from the and to the 7th and 8th days of April. Please bear in mind the dutcs of this important meeting. Kv. C. T.witNOK, rastor. Tho Deschutes. 'Mongsl mountains bold, where frost sprites Imtd Thuir carnival of high glee. Thou hadsl thy birth and hurried forth ' To seek the calling sea. Through grottoes deep where echoes sleep, Through caves where ijenll revel, O'er jagged rocks, with thrills and shocks, You seek a lower level. You slip and slid and spread and glide 'Mpugst meadows Krecti and tender, Along hy brink the trusses drink A,ud droop the willow slender, I.llic of gold purpled leaves hold, Quaint barques where fairy lovers Woo and wed. while overhead The witching moonlight hover. Oh'thc blue, blue skies, and the brown, brown hill. And the cloud that drift lietwccn, And the piuca that sigh when 11 hrcere wafts by I, ike the cchoo of a dream! Aiuldsi thy brakes, the wild fawn slakes Her t Id rt with water sparkling; The plaintive swan chants her death song WitluV thy shadows darkling, The. opnlcd trout dart III nud out Among thy Inuldcr primal; In thy iicllier sky, the eagle's eye Sees his reflected rival. You foam and boll nnd seethe and coil Throuuh canyon dark and solemn; You pluug nnd roar nnd torrent pour (Vcr many a rocuy column. Tlum nit rich In Red Men's lore, Their legends round thec cluster; Tlum hast seen their council fires. lMt seen their nrmle muster. In tlie magic hull where Memory dwells, Thy picture fndeth never, Nor is there one more fnlr to me, Thou beauteous, changing river, IUva 1, Smith, Shnuikn. Ekics For Hatching Indian Runner Ducks. Eastern prize winners. Wm, P. Downing, Ilcnd, Oregon, 1-4 ligga for Hatching. Prom Pure-bred White Plymouth RocUs, bred lor heavy winter lay ers; large, Uniform eggs, fertility guaranteed. E. P. Battn, 50-1 Bendl Or. INFORMATION GIVEN E. C. Park Gives Pacts for non-Resident Readers. TUMALO PEOPLq INDIQNANT Do not Like Recent Order of the Coun ty Court Farmers Work to Sweet Strains of "Canned" Music. RitnuoNO, March 35. We have had some tetter during the wsi week from various jwrls of the country. As the facts we have tcn called iixm to give will probably I of interest at least to uou-resldeut readers of ther notes, we reproduce a few of them here. A to our climate we call It exception ally fine.1 The winters are quite mild to us who have come from the Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, The jxist winter we have had an exceptionally targe amount of moisture for this section. ProlMbly enough with what wc are still apt to get to almost mature fall grain. Starting with September I, 1906, and taking the months in whfci the precipi tation that falls will be available (or this season's crops, we find that since the above date up to March 18, there has fallen 15.82 inches of moisture In rain nud snow. There statistics are taken from the recohl of Obtcrver Grant at lleud, who is supplied with a full set of government instruments. This precipi tation, augmented b) what will yet fall, will make available probably about 18 or jo Inches for the 1907 crop, according to the Rend station, The yearly average for the Mst four year ha been a frac tion over 12 Inches. Itarly spring grain and twtstoes will probably require only one Irrigating. The seeding of spring grain at this time is well under way. The ditch company has an abundant supply of waer which It furnishes very liberally to tVf settler. Our altitude Is joou feet nnd the p(Os jwcta seem to be thai all the hardier fruits including apple will do well here. Hardly any one bift who is setting out fruit Including from 15 to 300 apple tree. Owing to the short length of time that the oldest settler have twen on the segregation it Is Impossible to give any very definite information. The apple trees that we set out ourselves last spring have not, most of them, made a very great growth, but wc noticed a few day ago in transplanting some that the root development vjas very good Indeed, so wc look for ltlcr top growth till year and in the future. No one'a cherries so faro we can leirn did vcrjr well last ear. One enquirer want to know about church privilege and religious condi tion. We have preaching every Sun day. Mr. Oeorge of I.aldlaw, a Prcsby. terian minister, and Mr. Tiivcuor, a Methodist minister of Rend, alternating. A Presbyterian thurch has been organ licit and meeting are held In the hall where all large gatherings arc held. The eucher cb met Thursday as usual, Mr, and Mr. II. V. Tinsley are both under the weather. Mr. and Mpt, R. A. Kendall had an uncle from, New York visiting them for it few dnya recently. Mr, nud Mr. Mcl.alllu entertained at cards Saturday night in honor ot Mr. dud Mr. I., I.. Welch, Mr. Tinsley Is clearing and fencing for A. W, Morgan. Several score of farmer are doing the same thing for themselves. We came near forgetting to mention the Rlacc I.augshau rooster that we re ceived Thursday by express oil the way from Arlington, Nebraska. He t surely an elegant bird nnd come through tu fine (hapc. Stop and see him In passing. We do not care to make what should be a Imtch of new note merely n list of real estate transfers so wu are not giving the name of buyer who have Ueu In the jwst week though there have been quite U number with several sale. One party went through going on to Silver I.uko. There I talk of organising a new school district to the south nnd west of town. Personally we should like to see a strong central school with such pupils as arc too young to walk furnished traui- jtortaliou. Such a scheme ha been found to work very favorably In Nebras ka nu wine of the older states, U. C. PARK. TUMALO PEOPLE INDIONANT. Do not Like Order that Forces Pay ment of Road Tax In Cash. Tumalo, March 27. The people here about are very Indignant hi regard to the order that Judge Dell has made to all road supervisors, as he ha ordered all the road taxc to lie collected III cash and turned into the county court. Tills order will cut out alt who wish to pay their road taxes In work. The people claim they have more time than money and we think they will not submit to any such arbitrary order. It will make It too hard on the people, as they will have all the cash they can raise when they get together their county taxes, without having to raise cash for rosd taxes. Mr. Piukham of I.aldlaw was at Turn alo yesterday on business. Hightower & Smith are busy sawing lumber at the Dorranec mill. Charles I,, and John R. Wlmcr arc hauling hay to Rend. They find a ready market for hay there. We are glad to see T. A. Jensen back again. He will soon commence putting In a large crop of grain. V, P. Ground was nt Tumalo Monday. The old gentleman is not having the best of health, we arc sorry to say. J. II. Hdwards, Sr., and J. II. Hd wants, Jr., p&ued through Tumalo Mon day. We are sorry to say that the old gentleman IMwards has been In very poor health lately, but he informed u that he has Improved semewlut in tha last few days. Mr. Drake's team passed through Tumalo yesterday with a four-horse load of telephone supplies for the I.aidlaw Sister telephone line. We are glad to see so many telephone line going up In till region for all such enterprises go far toward building up our country. Mr Clark of Latdlaw passed through Tumalo yestcTday. Mr. Clark owns a fine dcscft claim one mile northwest of Tumalo. He inform u that he may conclude to take up hi abode on hi land later. We hofle s will, for we need many such enterprising men as Mr. , Clark to help us build up e country. The ltdgcrton boy have returned from Hood River and llyc taken up their oIkxIc on their homesteads two miles went of Tumalo. They report a rather tough winter at Hood River. V e arc glad to see the boys lack in this country again. They intend to improve their land extensively this summer. They have fine laud and have an inter est in the Gibsou-Pulliam ditch and water right. We saw our friend, C. W, Thorn thwalte, on the streets of Tumalo yester day. He is now on his homestead two tulles west of Tumalo. He has a fine tract of land nnd also owns an interest In the Gtbsou-Pulllam ditch and water right. Mr. Thornthwaite i now con ducting a harness shop in Rend. We have seen some of his harness work and it is first-class in every particular. A good harness shop has been much needed in Rend for a long time. Kosland and Die Meadows Notes. Parmer fqr mile around on the Meadow can do their spring plowing to a catchy two-step, a stirhlg ipa,rcli, or even the "Good Old Summer Time." Mr. H. V. West has the latest in q lonophoiie and I have heard neoiilc civ it It the best canned music they ever heard, !e- lug plain ami distinct. Mrs. J. Carter of Roslaud has Wen visiting Mrs. Prank West for the past few day. The fish are jumping and it is quite a temptation not to angle for 11 big "dol ly" but have patience it i Only a few more day, nnd theu We understand that Mr. Cornell ha rented the old stage station on the Van dervcrt place, and will conduct It us n stage station instead of going on to Roslaud, Pretty cold these- night. It was 17 above sero the night ot the Jjth, al though the croaking of tho frogs earlier In the evening beguiled us Into the be lief that spring was just approaching. A St. Patrick dance was glveu In the new hotel at Roslaud, ami they do say that they whooped it up until broad dav light, aud then some. All kind o'f eating and a good time generally was enjoyed by all who attended. DU.Sdkk. OREGON NEWS NOTES Many Are Working to Ad vertise the State. SCHOLARS WRITE ARTICLES Tha Schools at Work and the p(der Ooys at May-Low Ratea'gtill' Urine Prospective Settlers. Portland, Ore., March 25. Mr, E. I.. Lomax, G. P. A. Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, and Mr. A. M, Clcland, G. P. A. Northern Pacific Railroad, St. Paul, urcc all commercial and industrial bodies throughout Oregon to mail adver tising matter to them at once, as the colonists rates do not expire until April 30. Senator Hourne asks the Oregon Development League through all of its organizations to at once com municate with the director of the Geological Survey at Washington City, and insist that this state be given more liberal recognition in the development of it mineral resources. The business men of Portland are preparing an excursion for early in May; they will visit all points on the O. R. & N., includ ing some side trips, between Port land and Boise. Mr. M. A. Rigby, Burns, school superintendent of Harney county, offers a gold medal to the pupil pre paring me ocsi composition on Harney county. The pupils in high schools at both Ashland and Med ford, are competing for cash prizes for the best article on their city and surrounding country all competing articles must appear in some news paper printed outside the states of Oregon and Washing ton first $5 00, second $3.00, third $3,00. This is a pattern that should be adopted by every com munity in the state of Oregon. Mr. Frank K. Welles, Pendleton, school superintendent of Umatilla county, has taken up the matter of having the pupils of his cc-unty all write letters for publication iu out side newspapers. He has person ally written to evpry teacher tu Umatilla county. Eugene has determined to be come one of the best advertised cities on the Pacific coast. The people of that beautiful city appre ciate the liberal recognition given the university by the state of Ore gon, and are going to show tbeir appreciation in a practical way. The streets of the city are tq be paved; the city and the university arc to be advertised with the very finest printed matter; the univer sity is very much encouraged as the increased number of high school graduates give it a splendid opportunity to grow. Public soeakers who have recent ly appeared before the high schools of the state say that 6q per cent of the pupils have coma to this state within five years. Doesn't this furnish a marvelous vehicle for advertising? Publicity matters are especially busy in Portland. The Admen's League gave their famous annual banquet which for spice rivals the Gridiron Club of Washington City. Wodnesday night at the Portland Commercial Club. Thursday night tho newspaper men of the city eu tertained the famous muck-raker, Lincoln P. Stefleus. The Oregon climate and its health giving qualities were iu evidpuce at the Portland Commer cial Club Saturday night iu a bot tle pool contest between the Hon. George H. Williams, ex-attorney general ot the United States and Col. John McCraken, the former 84 aud the latter 82. Col. James Jackson, of Governor Chamber lain's staff, a retired army officer, kept the score, while Professor I. W. Pratt, Portland's veteruu nud honored teacher, filled the position of referee. The home-builders axe coming) the colonist rates are still on and Will cotitlnue until April 3; $34 from Kansas Cjty and 'all the Mid dle West from Oklahoma to Min nesota Included; $xq ' from St. Louis, and $33 frflm Chicago. ifE$pF localInterest first Bees In Bend. Probably the fi,rst swarm of bees (o arrive in Bend came last evening for A. J. Grant. They came in good shape and were purchased of Jack Qommers of Prineville Mr. Grant now expects to live on hon ey during the summer. Case of Wood Poisoning-. C. A, Chapman is in town this week from his homestead, so as to obtain proper treatment for a case of blood poisoning in a finger on his right hand. A few days ago Mr. Chapman noticed a small erup tion on the finger which soon be gan to give him trouble and upon consulting the doctor was informed that blood poisoning had set in. It is proving quite an unfortunate af fair, as Mr. Chapman was very busy getting in this season's crop. A Chance In the Dear Creek Road. E. W. Richardson and I. J. Wilkinson have fenced up the Bear Creek road where it crossed their land and have opened a new road on the township line, Mr. Richard son reports a distance of four oc five miles. This changing of roads onto township and section lines is something that is bound to come to pass. Another recent change has been made on the road into the Arnold district, Ed. Brosterhous having closed the road across his homestead, he and Arthur Ely having opened a new road on the section line between their ranches. A SmaH Blaze. J. N. Hunter had a narrow escape from, a serious fire in his residence las.t Sunday m,qnjirig. The family had. just eateq hrek fast and were sitting at the table when tyil:e Morrison hurriedly opened h,P dqqr qnd told them the house wa$ are, the roof around the chimney being ablaze. Lucki ly the fire had just started and a few buckets of water put it out. The chimney is. a metal concern with a "saddle" resting over the peak of the roof und wi(h the stove pipe running directly Intq the "sad dle." One leugth of the s,tove pipe had slipped, into the one below it. breaking the connection with the chimney proper and allowing the stove pipe to tip to one side. This threw the sparks and heat directly against the boards of the roof, thus causing the fire. Protest Entered. W. P. Meyers appeared before Commissioner Ellis this week iu behalf of A. P. Douohue of Port land to enter protest against allow ing Mrs. Bettie Erickson to re-ad vertise on a timber claim filing. When the time arrived for Mrs, Erickson to make final proof set in the original publication she and Mr. Erickson were detained in Portland as witnesses before the federal grand jury and could not make final proof. The federal of ficers agreed, however, to see that her interests in the claim were, pro tected. She failed to make appli cation for re-advertisement within 30 days as prescribed by law, claiming that she was kept from doing so on account of the deten tion in Portland. Mr. Donohue maiutains that she was excused in time to make application within the 30 days, and that by failing to do so she forfeited her right to me ctatm. Attorney mason 01 Bend appeared for Mrs. Brk-knatt.