The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, April 05, 1907, Image 1

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NO. s
II. M. Street Klllod by nn
Explosion of Dynamite.
Man nnd llorso Hurled Into the Meto-
II111 klver-tiynamlte Mad llccti
Hidden beneath 11 Log,
A, horrible ncclilcnt occurred on
the bank of the Mcinllus river
near Sis't'era 1ml Saturday, when
II. M. Street, the ex-preacher nnd
rancher, was killed by nn explosion
of dynumlle ctirtritlcs. Street was
riding horseback when the ex
plosion occurred nnd Iwth he nnd
the horse were Ijurlcd into the
Mctolius. The Intent reports were
to' the effect that not a trncc of hit
body could be found, although the
dend horse wns found about n half
injic down strcnm front where the
ncclilcnt happened.
Street had been using dynntuitc
on his ranch i fay days previous to
the ncclilcnt nnd had. hidden n few
cartridges bciientlt i Ipj;. Hatur
dny while riding along he noticed
some squirrels playing in the trees
not fur from the house nnd went
nnd cot his little dnughtcr to show
her the pretty sight,. According
to the -.lory as obtained, by The
Bulletin, the little girl began to
chase the squirrels. Street in nn
endeavor to head them off nnd keep
them from running away, rode his
horc by the log where the dynam
ite had been conccnled. As he
passed the log there waft a terrific
explosion, with the result as be
fore stated. It is supposed that
coyotes had carried the dynamite
from beneath the log, had scattered
it about nud that the horse stcpttcd
on n cartridge, thus musing the
explosion. The little girl received
no Injuries.
A searching party started down
h Mctollus nud followed it to its
.ii(ou with the Deschutes. The
dead ltor w,as found about n half
mile from, lk,c scene of the accident
with one side of the saddle torn
to pieces nud with one stirrup deep
ly imbedded in the horse's side.
The nnimnl was lutlly torn, by the
explosion. No trncc of Street could
V$ (ouud ny,d the; party returned
Thursday morning. The Mctolltu
is n Rood sljcd maintain stream,
with a swift current, nud the body
was probably washed into the"
Deschutes or caught nnd held
down by some sua);,
fltrcct leaves a wife nnd three
small children. He was the man
who took such mi active pari in
the recent couuty division fight,
taking a firm stand ngnlnst di
vision. foundation for New Court House.
Tito foundation for the new
courthouse U nearly finished. It
isn substantial foundation, made
of coarse concrete, bnbnlt rock nnd
cement, all the way from four to
?lx feet deep, Tho foundation is
not merely for the shell of the
building, btit for the interior walls
ns well, and the corners arc heavi
ly reinforced. Review.
Illgh I'rfco for Atules and Horses,
.The Burns Times-Herald says
that it learns from a reliable source
that several head of mtiles were
disposed of nt the Island slouch
last week at as high as 400 a span
nud that $600 was refused for a
span of horses. This would sects
to ba nu Indication that horses nud
mules nrc about the ttiost profitable
livestock to hau'dlu "at this time.
These nrc top notch prices nud
will be nn Incentive q horsemen to
btccd n better class of stock.
Sold Team that llclongjed to "Hilly"
Roblson and Is Now under Arrest.
About three weeks ngo word
reached Bend that I'rnncls Marion
hud sold n team, set of harness ami
n hack nt I.akcvicw that belonged
to "Billy" Kobison of Bend, and
had Docketed the cash. Kobison
left Immediately for I.akcvicw to
recover his projwrty if possible.
At that time The Bulletin made in
quiry regarding the matter and,
with several ether reports, wns told
Morion hnd said he would "make
good" for the horses and outfit. As
no one seemed to know the exact
status of the affair, and in view of
Mm Ion's purported promise to
"mnke good," The Bulletin re-
Trained from reporting the unsavory
story. It now sccuu that Marlon
was unable to return the team or
its equivalent in cash and is under
arrest. I he Lake Couuty I-.xam
bier speaks of the trouble ns fol
"I'. M. Marlon, n tlmlxr cruiser of
Miillaw, Crook fatuity, came to Lake
view nunc weeks ao, put lip lll team at
the livery liable here nnd when derailed
for them found quite n large Ml) stood
agalutl the leant. A lie did not have
the money lie sold the leant to l'at Atij
land, a licciniaii of North Warner.
About a week ago a man by the iinine of
Kobison. a liveryman of fiend, arrived
litre and claimed Dial Marion had hired
the team, and demanded their return,
Mr. Augland refuted In Kite them up
and after werl attempts to net Ills
team, Mr. Kobison filed a complaint
against Marlon, charing him with lar
ceny, and Sunday evening Marion wat
laVeit in charge by tho sheriff.
"iiherllT Ilcitt went to Plush lastSatur
day to replevy tho tram, but Mr. Auk
land refuted to deliver the horses over
to the slicrill or In tell him where they
Merc. A warrant wat luued and sent lo
the sheriff on Monday, and Airland wat
p1arc under arrctt and brought to low 11
"Tuesday Marion's trial wat to have
come ulT but he waived examination and
wat placcl under f.vt Iannis, lie wired
home for money but in Milt In the cut.
tody of the sheriff. Marion clattut that
lie old not telt'Anutaud the team, only
"soaking'' It to hint (or a few days for
money with widen to pay tlir stahto bill.
Mr. KoIiIhmi was lejy lenient, remain
ing heio a Vhole neck befole tiiitkiitg
arrests, saying tb,W he did not want to
cause any trouble It he could net Itit
team without it."
M. H. Church News.
Kcvival meetings of the M. E.
church will tegin next Sunday
morning, April 7. The third
quarterly conference of the church
will be held at Bend next Saturday
evening nt 7:30.
Key. Rjdenoor of Prlncvillo will
assist In, hc special meetings. lie
is. n, consecrated worker. Come
out and welcome llrd. Rrdcnoor to
our midst. Above nil come to
learn more nbout the great Master
Worker, nnd sec how he works in
the human heart and life. Every
body is given n cordial invitation
to attend these meetings.
Ruv. C. Tayiinok, Pastor.
Drilling for Deep Water.
Prank I.ovcland spent Sunday
in town with his family. He came
in from the Hunter ranch on Opal
Prairie, where he is drilling for the
Opal Prairie Prospecting Co., nud
reports that they had reached n
depth of nbout 135 feet by the end
of last week. Drilling will pro
gress steadily, nud they expect to
secure water in the neighborhood
of 350 feet, although the contract
calls for 500 feet should it require
that depth, Madras Pioneer.
Egg For Hatching-,
Indian Rtitmer Ducks, Eastern
prize winders. -Wm. P. Dowkiko,
Betid, Oregon. 14
There's NEWS hi The UUlletiu.
bead (.
Surveyors Arc Busy on
Oregon Eastern Line.
Harrlman's Hnglneers In the Vicinity
of Duma Are Pushing Work with
All Possible Speed.
It is evident that Harriman in
tends no "retrenchment" in the
work of building n rniltcad across
Hasten) and Central Oregon, In
stead of discharging men nnd les
sening expenses 011 the proposed
Oregon Hastcru, more men nrc be
ing hired, offices arc being equipped
nnd everything points to n vigor
ous continuation of the work of
completing surveys.. Burns is the
present headquarters of Chief En
gineer Slraddlcy, who is in charge
of the different crews, nud the
Times-Herald of that place says:
"The present force is being add
ed to quite largely nnd everything
points to the immediate construc
tion ot the transcontinental line
through this section.
"Another indication of the vigor
ous prosecution of the work was
the nrrivnl here this week of n
large amount of office furniture and
an increase 01 the clerical force in
the offices in this city. The Times
Herald has been given to under
stand that Chief Huginccr Stradd
Icy will make Burns his permanent
headquarters in the future.
"The Harriman interests having
given up the fight with Hill on the
north bank right of way nud aban
doning the territory to the North
ern Pacific has given the line
across the state through this coun
try a big boost, as it is now of
more importance than before to
complete this road as a time saver
to the coast. From what can be
learned the Harriman advertising
bureaus have begun a systematic
advertising campaign of this great
interior country too, winch is con
clusive evidence that they mean to
bring the line through nud desire
to increase the business of the road
even before it is built.
"The Times-Herald does not
take the retrenchment policy as n
retaliation for hostile legislation
very seriously. There is too much
at stake nnd the Harriman uconle
arc not going to stand in their own
way to greatly increase their busi
ness. Taking into consideration
the great possibilities of the terri
tory tapped by this new road It
would seem that it must be built at
once. When oue stops to think
that practically nil the vacant land
left in the state of Oregon (s con
tiguous to this line a.tid that twople
must have transpprtatton facilities
in order to dtvclon it, there is uo
question but such facilities will be
forthcoming with the least possible
Six crews of surveyors are work
ing on these surveys, and a crew
has recently been put on what is
called the "Sago Hen" route.
This route runs in a northwesterly
direction from the Burns country
toward Bend nud if it is finally
chosen as the permanent route, it
would indicate that Harrimati will
extend the Corvnllis & Eastern
instead of building the Natron ex
tension. - n
AH outstanding orders against
district No. 13 Crook county, Ore
gon, will have to be presented for
payment oti or before April 6, 1907,
upon which date they cease bear
ing interest. C. S. Uhnso.v,
The Bulletin desires to get some
otic to act as correspondent Iii the
C. I. O'st neighborhood. We can
make it worth while to you. Write
for particulars.
Madras Mill Company (letting In
Shape to Reach Out for Market.
The Madras Mill Company is
sending n load of Madras flour to
Bend this week, where it will be
Introductcd by tho Bend merchants.
Owing to the trouble which the
company had shortly after it began
operations, nnd which resulted in
shutting it down for a year, the
company has heretofore made very
little effort to extend (heir business
beyond the home market, but they
are now getting in shape to operate
nt their full capacity: and they ex
pect to extend the market for their
product throughout Central Ore
gon. The flour produced by the mill
ut this place has an enviable reputa
tion for quality wherever it is
known, even in competition with
the best grades of flour brought in
from the outside. Mr. Putz, the
miller, has had many years experi
ence, nud with the best modern
milling mnchineiy such as the
Madras mill is equipped with, ex
pects to maintain a high standard
In the product of the mill. Madras
Dog Encounters CJrcular Saw and
Meets Sudden Death.
Tumalo, April 3. William IltVcr't
dojj had a terlout accident at the High
lower & Smith tawtnill, which resulted
In the death of the dog. It got its head
MWttl off ritll a circular law.
farmers arc all buly.
G. V. Winter wat In Tuntalo today on
ltd. White went to I'rineville today by
way of Ilcnd, 011 btttlness.
Deputy An'cuor Dayton of I.aldlaw
wat in Tumato today 011 huflucas.
C. W. Thorntltwaltc was out from
llcnd Saturday nigltt to hit homcttead
near here.
Mr. Htlit passed through here today
front Ilcnd enrouto to Sitters on tele-
photic butincs.
Uc are glad to hear tint Mrs. Haucl
berg it ttcadlly improving from a long
tiege of rheumatism,
H. C. Htlit slates that the Dctcluitef
Telephone Co. will toon extend their
telephone Hue to Tutualo,
The Columbia Southern Irrigating Co.
has water in their ditch 110 to the de
light of the many tottler.
Drydcu Kaunclls returned to Cllnc
l'nlls latt week, having finished his
grubbing contract on the Star ranch at
this places
Powell Duties Items.
Mrs. Turner has been on the tick Hit.
Kvcryonc anxious for a railroad even
on paper.
rturt Davis hat J. Jones' place nearly
all plowed.
Will someone have a rov, to wc will
have some news?
K. K, Ilalterman knows where to find
good Kastcr eggs.
Nate IlcQch it making a bjg showing
on his hornet ted,
Preaching every nigh this week, irtt.he
Shepherd school house,
M.r, Morrhl is turning oyer the fertile
soil of tie old river bed.
Hugh Mitchell is burning tage brush
on . H, Halterman's ranch.
Charles Turner is putting in 19 acres
nf grain 011 C, It. Hills' ranch.
Many young chicks nbout here,
Coyotes look for a good harvest.
One coyote wat caught in a No. 7 trap
here, porcupine being usct for bait.
Some grumbling about the new road.
Oh well, we expected it, Perhaps the
grumbler has liver trouble and will have
to lie overlooked,
Cosstp here? No, not much, llecauu
there is so much bad in the best ot us.
and so much good in the worst ot us,
that it hardly bchQbvcs.anV ot us to say
anything ot the rest of us.
Read, The Bulletin's Irrigation
Bend Postofflcc Now En
titled to That Rank.
Gross Receipts Exceed $1,000 during
Four Consecutive Quarters In
creases Postmaster's Salary.
The business done by the Bend
postoffice has reached the stage that
should raise it from the fourth to
the third class, or to a "pretiden
tial" office. It now rests with the
postal department to make the nec
essary change in classification, with
the consequent small increase in
Postmaster Grant's salary. The
change in classification will prob
ably date from April 1, the begin
ning of the quarter.
Section 357 of the Postal Laws
and Regulations says:
"When the compensation of any post
matter of the fourth class thalf reach
f J50 for four consecutive quarters, each
executive of commissions on moncj order
business, and when the returns to the
auditor for four consecutive quarters
shall show him to be entitled to a com
pensation in excess of f J50 per quarter,
the auditor shall report such fact to the
postmaster general, who shall assign the
omcc 10 11s proper ciass. ana nx tne
ary as provided:
"I'urlhcr. Before a nottoffice of the
fourth class it entitled to 1 assigned to
the third class, the gross receipts for the
same period duriiiK which the compen
sation has exceeded f jjo per quarter for
four consecutive quarters must amount
to f 1,900 or over."
It is thus seen that the business
by which the postmaster's compen
sation is determined must exceed
$350 per quarter for four consecu
tive quarters and, furthermore, the
gross receipts of the office must
amount to or exceed $1,900 during
the same period.
The following figures show the
business of the B.cnd postoffice as
per above law;
Quarter ending Tune 30, 1906 ,.i
Quarter ending Sept, y, 1906..
juirter ending Dee. 31,-1906,.
Quarter cuditij March 31, 1907
87 4J
351 5
f ',033 49
qsoss RKCEirrs.
Quarter ending June to. 1006..$ 446 t
Quarter ending Sept. 30, 1906.. 490 18
uuarxer enuiiig rjec. ji, 1900.. 54201
Quarter ending March ji, 1906 446 53
51,924 8j
If made n, third ctass office the
postmaster would be entitled to a
salary of $1,000 per annum and an
allowance for rent, fuel and light.
Redqond Items.
Rkdxio.nd, April 1. We haye nothing
very startling to write on this April
1'ool's day except items of personal men
tion. The principal reason for this is
that we have not beeu able to follow
I'rank Clara and other land sellers up
and take notes on the business done.
The euchre club meets this week with
Mrs. McClay.
Mf. Welch sold two good cows to Mr,
Mr, McLaUin is transacting business
up Crocked river today.
Robbie Whitney entertained hit
friends at a hiftlldpy party on Saturday,
Messrs, l"orler and Manderschcld
erv&sed the Deschutes last week, for seed
Htl Arnold ot Sitters was 011 our
streets for a time today cu route to Trine
Messrs. Merrill and Batter of Crooked
river were transacting business with the
undersigned last week.
J. 0. Hansen, was over west of the river
looking up solue matters pertaining to
some C. S. I. Co. segregated land,
I,. L. Welch expects to camp out on
his new forty some time next week and
spend about a fortnight pulling the
, ; j -r-
Mr, and . A. 0. Walker have soke
out to their farm and will live in C. M.'
Hcdiields house whlte'taUting up one of
their, own.
Mr J. C. George of I.aldlair was In
town today talking mutual telephona
lines. We hope lo sec the mstter taketi
up hcic.
Hhret Brothers have been handling
jteed o.ats from Titos. Arnold's. They
naye airciy join protjauly 150 bustiels
and will handle more.
Mr. Muma returned Saturday from 'a
two weeks' trip to Shadlko, bringing
among other freight a "nice line" of dr
goods for lihret Bros.
The Jverson eighty has not been sold
as was reported last week. The (Sole
reason teem) to 1 that the sale would
have had to be subject lo a two years''
lease to B. J. Uenlnger.
friends ot MV. and Sirs. Tritlcr, who
spent the while r here, nil! be pleased to
learn that (hey arrived aafe at home afur
spending several days visiting at various
points in Nebraska and Iowa.
N IJ. C. Pars:.
Ploaeer Stockman Will Retire
Active Business. '
One of the largest ranches in the
county was sold this week at a bar
gain. The ranch belonged to I,.
V. Dailey of Paulina, and was sold,
not because it was not a money
maker, but because of ill-health.
Alex A. Davis of Klamath county,
is the new owner. "Ie got it dirt
cheap at $8 an acre. There are
some fifteen hundred acres in the
place, ttvo-thirds of which can be
made to produce alfalfa and meadow
hay. Six hundred tons of pood
hay is annually cut from this place
as it is now. Mr. Davis will begin
to clear the remainder of the tract,
at once and soon expects to have a
model cattle ranch.
Mr. Bailey's cattle were bought
by James V. Pelton, also of Klam
ath county. There were in round
numbers 700 head, including too
calves. Mr. Pelton paid $17 a head.
I,. V. Bailey is a pioneet: stock
man of the Paulina country and
succeeded in building up, not only
a fine ranch, but also an ample
fortune at the same time. He is
retiring from business on account
of ill-health. Mr Bailey thinks a
change of climate may prove bene
ficial. Prinevillc Journal.
For Yaqulna Day or" Eastern Oregon?
New 75 pound steel rails are be
ing received in the Corvnllis &
Eastern yards at Albany, and they
will be used in the betterment of
the track between that city and
Yaquina bay qu improvement
that will be appreciated by the,
summer travelers to that famous
seaside resort. For many year?
the C- & H. track was the best in
the state, and to ride over it wa?
trtty a pleasure. Salem S,tate
Expensive Cordwood.
Hauling cordwood to this city
has ceased to be a pastime and has
become hard labor instead. The
best juniper comes from points 30,
miles distant and two cords is a
good load for a heavy wagon. It
is retailed hereabouts at $5.60 a
cord, and seeing that two days arc
used up in cutting and hauling,
the wood man cannot make more
than laborer's wages on the trip.
What Prinevillc needs is q handy
coal mine. Review.
The Influenco of Tmm,
A writer in the Minnesota Horti
culturist says:
"There are but few people hi the
world who do not admire noble trees 011
streets or country roads and wherever
they ure loutta sucu tnorougnures arc
the favorite drives.
"The man who plants trees is not only
a public benefactor; he, besides, minis
ters to Ills own welt being, physical,
mental and spiritual. He deserves cred
it for his altruistic work, aud he displays
good judgment in securing comenuKUi
or ntmseir, tuertoy oHoruing a double
niotlve lor his' endeavors. 11
hsfcplntn Will be kk Kwi."
or his' endeavors. Honor and