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THE BEND BULLETIN.
HKNI), OKIiGON, FRIDAY, JUNK 5, 1908.
ELLIS FOR JUDGE
ElKINS FOR SHERIFF
S' nn finsy Victory over All
Opposing Cnii'dldnlcs.' '
CHAMBERLAIN TUB WINNER
Lnlc Returns (live lllm n I'lur
1W' nllly of About IZOtC "'
COUNTY flOHS "DRY'
Prohibition Carrie (lie Day vllh a
Majority of 3H5-Dayton la'Dclcat-
cd by l.nPollctto for Assessor.
Ford Wins over Cook.
Ulcctloti Is over nntl the coplc
of Western Crook county nre
happy, 'fhey had up n good ninn
for county judge and he va elected
with n most gratifying majority.
II. C. Kills twllcd n vote of 930, or
n load of 301 over Robinson, his
neatest coinK.titor. Slanders and
pernicious stories told against Mr.
Kills could not overcome his splcti
did record for uprightness and in
tegrity, uud the county is insured a
good admiuiHtratiou for four years
iis fnr ns his office is concerned.
JIUKKA1I I'OR JUDGK KILIS
'Hie local option forces are ulso
jubilant, having carried the county
by a majority of 585, the vote for
prohibition being ll38,against 5.(3.
Prlucvil c went dry by only three
votes. Mlcnd closed the saloons
with n majority of 13, the vote be
lug ta to :. Madras gave local
Option a majority of 55, I.nldlaw
70, Sisters 53, Rostand. 15, I'ovvcll
Unites 30, Redmond 35, Haystack
$5. Hvcry precinct went dry ex
cept Howard, whlli voted 3 to $
Another victory that U pleasing
to this entire section is titc re elec
tion of ShcrifTKIkins. He polled one
of the largest voles of ruiy candidate
on the ballot, hi count being 1217
to Conuleton's 553 and Long's 63.
The people ol Hie county cvidenllv
knew heuthey had a good sheriff
King fr treasurer had nMifc lrad
over Mcl'iirland. He polled 1009,
Mel'arland 667, and Smith uf.
Daytou of I.nldlaw ailed to laud
the acHorship, which is u disap
poinlmtnL Ll'ollettc of Princ
villc won the plum with a total of
u.s3 to Dayton's O.10, and Swauson's
j 1 3. Lal'ollettc polled n winning
vote at I'nnevillc where he got H
and Daytou only 1.
I'ord i n safe winner over Cook
for school suiwrintendeut. His
total Is oi., Cook's 755.
For surveyor the victor Ih Rice,
1io jHtllwl 831, Huston 55H and
Rieu of Hay Creek polled a total
of 1790 for commissioner. Harney
of Prmuvillc 395.
McCall received a vote of 593 for
coiouer, having no opposition.
Tho State Ticket.
Geo. K. Chamberlain has won
the oloctlou for United States sena
tor. I lis majority over Cake will
lie about .1300. Chamberlain car
tied Multnomah by 858 over Cake.
While Chamberlain has won the
election before the people, the ques
tion arises, will n republican legis
lature elect n democrat to the
United States senate? Statement
No. 1 men have won (majority in
the next legislature, it being con
ceded that they have elected 53
members. A majority or the legis
lature is .16. If they hold to their
pledges and the principle embodied
in Statement No. 1 , Chamberlain
will be U. S. senator from Oregon.
Crook county gave Chamberlain
S98, Cake 607.
Kills and Ilawley arc re-elected
congressmen, Roberts. Iiertn justice
of the supreme court, J. V. Ilailey
dairy and food commissioner, Clyde
11. Aitchison, railroad commissioner
from the second congressional dis
trict. These candidates-are all re
publican. Returns from Klamath and Crook
Indicate Springer's defeat for M(il
Ncnator. Springer curried Crook
with 11 total ofgjB over Merryman'N
631, but Mcrryiiimi carried Klamath
with 962 to Hprliigcr'h 516. I'artUl
1 et 11 his from Lake gives Merrymau
29I1 Springer 312. The vote then
stands at the time these rtttirus
were submitted, Merrymau 1890;
Springer 165(1. For state rep
resentatives Ilelkuap polled, in
Crook, 1099 and Ilrattaiu 701; In
Klamath, Ilelkuap 863, Ilrattaiu
737 These men hud nu nnnositiou
The university appropriation has
carried the statu by u sale majority
1 he vote by precincts will Ik:
found on page . oUliis Issue, with
the exception of Camp Creek, re
turns from which have not yet been
Prohibition Sweeps the State.
Prohibition has won a sweeping
victory over, the Hate. Oregon's
nine dry counties will lie ffcrcascd
to ai. All dry counticw voting on
the proposition retain prohibition
They arc Lane, Mini Curry .Till
amook, Lincoln, Yamhill, SJicriuau,
and Wallowa. Twelve new coun
ties went dry. Prohibition was de
feated in Marion, Clackamas, Coos,
Washington, Columbia, Wasco,
Harney, KJamath and Lake.
The town ol Hood River went
dry by 300, Antelope dry by 3,
Shaniko wet by 15
Initiative and Referendum Returns.
The initiative and referendum
measures that won arcs University
appropriation, recall, scattering
state institutions, for Novem
ber elections, sheriff to have
prisoners, armory appropria
tion, wheelmen's fish bill, gllluct
tcrs' fish bill, people's senator
choice, proportional representation,
corrupt practices bill, jury indict
ment, Hood River county, port of
Portland bill. Those that were de
feated arc 1 Legislator's increased
pay, more supreme judges, com
pulsory passes, woman suffrage,
"'okmi town" bill, hingle tax.
"Lie Down and tie (lood."
A certain dement at Priucvillc
who have no love or liking for a
sheriff who does his duty, went so
far in their autc-clcctioii work ns to
burn In effigy the tiopular sheriff of
Crook county on the morning of
election. And that cheap demon
stration of spite, opposition and
littleucAS tcsuttcd In making more
votes for Sheriff Klkins. lc car
ried l'rincvillc by a majority of 71
over his, closest competitor, and
carried the county with 638 votes
over Cougtctoti, the heaviest vote
ever given n candidate in Crook
County. When is it time to "lie
down and lc good?"
Just a l.lttlo Humor.
A comical election! Mory is told
regarding the contest for sheriff.
Those who were hoping to defeat
Klkins Sent n matt to Redmond
with a goodly supply of "fire
water" to win votes away from
Klkins not necessarily to Conglc-
ton but anything to defeat Klkins.
Sheriff Klkins heard of this man's
mission and the stock he had in
trade and promptly sent Deputy
Sheriff Jones after him. Jle was
arrested for handling liquor without
u license, tried in justice court at
Prinevillc and fined S50. The
defendant appealed from the justice
court and a new trial was had
The following clipping from the
Norwalk (Ohio) Reflector will in
terest Rend people:
The wedding of Ornce I'.lln (iuodnow.
daughter of Mr. mitt Mrs, Chas, Good.
now 01 miciio, lorincriy 01 tut cuy mm
Konicvn Dudley Wlckhatu, u well known
young nltorncy of tliU city, took place
at noon today nt thu home of the bride's
parent. The young people will arrive
in this city during the afternoon mid
thl evening a reception will he given In
their honor by the groom's lister, Mitt
Mnyuo Wlckhatn, ut the home of her
parents, judge mid Mm. C. P, Wlcklmm,
No, 343 Ilcnedlct incline.
Ono of Many.
Portland, May 11, iyo8 Ilcuil llulle
tin, Ilcnd, Or. Oentlctiicii: inclosed
please find f i.jo for The llcnd llnlletiii.
We like the paper very lynch and want
to keep 011 taking It. Your truly,
Mrs. s. 0. KVM)r,i;rr.
On Oregon Eastern Rltfht
of, Wily South of OcfeJI.
LOOKS LIKB RAlLROAp WORK
fsatlunol ;orcat Officers Have Received
Orders to Oufsn Timber on RlKht
of yay of rlarrlnian Survey.
RdSi.AND, June 3 A matter
that is looked ufxin witli consider
able significance at this pjacc as re
gards the railroad situation, is the
fact that Jim Iirady and Carl Kwing,
forest officers btatioued at Roslaud,
are cstimutiug the timber on the
right of way of the Oregon Kastern
survey This is taken as evidence
that this Ilarriinau uc i' soon to
be granted n right of way through
the National Forest, and the limber
is Wing1 cruised In order that the
railroi((lrcpmpauy nfay'pay for what
timber It would destroy in building
hs line. The activity bv the forest
officers, taken in connection with
(he general resumption of construc
tion work ou variolic Harriman
lines in the Wcst, leads people to
believe that Hartlinan will soon be
gin the construction qf the Oregon
The cruising of this timber may
mean that the Oregon Kastern is to
be built at once, or thai the Cali
fornia St Northeastern, building
into Klamath Halls from the south,
is to be continued northward to
connect with an extension from
Natron through the Cascade range
of mountains at Diamond Peak.
Whether it is to be the Oregon
Kastern across the state from east
to west or thecxtensiou of the Cali
fornia & Northeastern northward,
it is good news to this section for
it brinis n road into Central Ore
gon, If cither of these lines is
built it will mean n railroad through
Ilcnd and thc'Iknd country in a
FINK SCAKB AT REDMOND.
(llrl's Sash Catches Fire at School
Kmimond, May 31. The entertain
ment and iMtkct M)clnl held At the new
Khoul lionc litcciUiiK wi another
big Mirer, and i Mid In Ik- one of tin
trl If nut the Iwitcvrr gbcti In Red
niond. Out fo.oo was cleared to go
tunahU purchaiing'a bell.
One tiling which had the tendency to
mar the pleaiure of the cvenim; m a
fife acare. There wa to le a Jojvaiicny
drill by the ichool girft and Nellie
Coyert'n ah caunht fire from a gaudlne
tovi' The audience could cc the llath
thioueh the curtain and there were tall
doing for a little bit. l'ortuna(ely no
one was very badly hurt, though the
teacher, Ml Wilton, experienced quite
a Kilitful burn 011 the writ in putting
nut the fire. What we iied now u a
fire eca)c on the new building.
W. II, I.niub had the misfortune to
loo oic of hi black hoica thl momine
after working with him all night. It
Weill to hqvc becu a case of boU ill the
Kol)ort Immelce alo lout one of hi
new hore the ivait week. We did not
(Julie a number of caller at thin pUcr
thl afternoon. Mr. Park had lwen im
proving very allghtly for a day or two
but U worse thl evening, not however
a a iciuu 01 tlic rompaiiy.
A hhli) that paktcd in the night, and
poke to us all In the passing. Only a
digital showing, now dareueM ogatti uud
a ailcnpe, )octor Unwell.
We hear that Mr. and Mr. Chappell
Intend tcnding (he tuiumerat Corvulli
and other Willamette point. They will
dart this week'and ilrive acro.s. Mr.
Matidciiicheid will jvntcr their crop
while they are gone.
No definite new yet at to when I. It,
I,uiuh will return. It teems now that
he will probably remain la Lincoln,
Nebraska, until the youngest son ha
completed the tatc medical exami
nation which was May 37, S, and 39.
If any person in our city did not
get an automobile ride Sunday, it
was cither their fault, or because
they diden't have a quarter. Mr.
Davies, the proprietor of the auto,
was busy all Sunday afteruoon
going up and dowu the road for
SQtrie four miles, giving rides to all
who wanted them. He did n cplcn
did business, and in coimcqucncc
his wallet bulged considerably with
"the coin of the realm" lie picked
up around here'. Mr. Davies
brought in four traveling men who
did a good biiHiucot'taking orders
from our mi'rchants. Silver Lake
ft Head's Literature There.
A communication went outlast
week from the Portland Commer
cial Club to the organizations of
the state asl:ing for a supply
of literature issued by each
community. Special files of these
publications arc kept for the infor
mation and benefit of newcomers,
who naturally come to the larger
citi a first and to whom such a dis
tributing bureau will be of the ut
most advantage. The whole Pa
cific Northwest is included in the
scope of tins work.
WILL CLEAR UP MYSTERY
Murderer of J'Shorty.' Davis Is Known
and Authorities Are on His Trail,
The murderer of "Shorty" Davis
js known. The truth is gradually
leaking out and that mysterious
case will no doubt be cleared up in
(lie time, The skeleton of Davis
and that of his horse have been
found, and ic Is currently reported
that the skull of the murdered man
is now in a doctor s office in l'rinc
villc Two or three stories have floated
to Ilcnd during the week in regard
to this mysterious crime. One of
them is to the effect that some
months ago a sheep man who lives
southeast of Pnneville boasted
while drunk in a Prinevillc saloon
that he had killed "Shorty" Davis.
He babbled away and told how one
day his sheep had gotten into
Shorty's pasture. Whereupon
Shorty rode out and asked him to
drive the sheep out. He refused,
a quarrel ensued, and finally he
shot Shorty. He then put the
body on Shorty's horse, took it into
souio nearby timber, stood the horse
between two down logs, shot the
horse and then set the woods afire.
That's the story he told in his
At the time it was thought his
statements were simply the silly
mouthings of a drunkard and noth
ing was done. The story Snally
driflc1 out to one of the Kitchen
uoys, woo itiougiit lie would inves
tigate it, just to satisfy his curi
osity. So he got on n horse and
rode to wljerc it had been said the
remains would be found. There
he found the skeleton of n man and
a horse lying between two logs
precisely as the sheep mail had said
they would be found. The facts
were reported to the authorities,
who have taken the matter in hand.
That's one version of the affair.
Another is that the guilty man
told his secret to a second party
soon after the crime was committed,
but threatened to kill the pian if he
ever tola. The threat kept tue
man's mouth closed until recently
when he told a third party. This
third party finally told what he had
heard, and the authorities got wiud
of the affair.
Those arc the stories that have
reached Rend. They are too
beautifully obscure to put much
reliance on, but The Bulletin gives
them for what they are wuilii. An
attempt was made to interview
Sheriff Klkins, but he would not
talk. He intimated, however, that
the facts would be disclosed before
a great time has passed. There is
oue thing certain and that is that
the officers of the law arc close on
the trail of the murderer of
No humbug claim have been made
for I'olcy's Honey attdTar. the well
known remedy for' coital, colds and
lung tixmuic. 111c tact tuat more Dot
tles of I'oley's Uoltey and Tar are used
than of any otlier cough remedy is the
best testimonial of its great merit. Why
then risk taking home unknown prepar
ation when I'oley's Honey and Tar costs
you no iiioreatul is lufcBiulsure, C, V,
AS TO WATER RIGHTS
An Interesting Case Before
the Supreme Court.
WILL BEGIN DRILLING SOON
Location for First Oil Well Chosen on
West Side of Grizzly Mountain.
Dam Breaks on Ochoco.
A case that will naturally attract
much attention throughout this
section is soon to be argued in the
Supreme Court of Oregon. It is a
case involving water rights on Sil
ver Creek near the town of Silver
Lake, and will be of interest to peo
ple hereabouts because it will estab
lish new precedents in the law cov
ering water rights. A dispatch
from Salem says:
'-In a water right suit In which there
arc eiRUt plaintiff and 4S defendant,
the Supreme Court ba Indicated an in
trution tpxa Into the whole law of the
'rc'ative rights of riparian proprietor
ami prior appropriator. and or that
pupow: has asked that the question in
volved be re-argued in that tribiinal and
that new brief be filed. TJc case it
that of Anna C. Ifouuh et !., vs. S. A.
D. Porter, ct at., of Silver Lake.
"The cate it likely to Rolown in his
tory as the most Important water right
case ever heard, in Oregon. Already
there hate been a mmber of incidents
cdablithing new precedents.
"After the case hail been tried and
submitted to the lower court, Judge II.
L. Ilenson, on his own iotion, ordered
that all the claimants to the use of water
from the itrcam effected, Silver Creek,
lie made, partie to the suit. The action
taken by Judge Itcuion it entirely new
in water rtcht litigation and it alone the
line of a remedy, the establishment of
which was touglit by bills offered at the
last session of the legislature. It is said
tint Judge lienlon's course was strongly
opposed 1y the original parties to the
suit, but he has been upheld by the Su
Location of First Well.
The Madras Oil and Gas Com
pany has definitely decided to sink
its first well on the old Joe Taylor
place near Latnonta, now owned
by Oscar Cox, and the machinery
fcr drilling has been hauled there
and is being et up. The land up
on which the first well will be
drilled is located upon the west side
of Grizzly mountain, and the deci
sion to drill there was made after a
careful inspection of all the ground
leased by the company was made
by Mr. Ross, the expert. The in
dications of oil arc said to be very
favorable -at -that point, numerous
SccpagcsJfoihbavtng bceu ob
served thcrejfor years past. Drill
ing on this well will soon be com
Dam on Ochoco Breaks.
The big dam on Ochoco near
Howard burst Saturday night and
let a flood of angry waters loose
which raced dowu the stream all
day Sunday and spoiled a number
of fishing parties. Beyond this,
however, little damage was done.
Some alfalfa fields were washed
but not badly. Prinevillc was noti
fied of the break by wire from
Howard and was ready for it Sun
day moruing; but the stream has
been wingdammed and riprapped
so that there is little danger to be
apprehended here from floods in
this eccentric creek. Review.
Sells 15,000 Head of Sheep.
P. J. Walsh, stock iuspector for
Wasco county, was in town last
Friday and Saturday. He was ou
his way home from the Morrow cc
Kcenan ranch, where he had pur
chased 15,000 head of yearling
wethers, the price being 3.25 per
head. The sheep will be delivered
at Shauiko Jtine a. They were
bought for S. Redmond, a South
Dakota buyer, who has just bought,
65,000 head for shipment to South
Dakota. The price was lower than
last season's price, but was consid
ered ft fair one under present mar
ket conditions. Madras Pioucer.
.Many Homestead Filings.
Since January i, 71 homestead
filings, embracing 11,360 acres,
aud 28 desert land entries, embrac-
Ing 8,960 acres, having been made
in U. S. Commissioner "West's
office, in Silver Lake. Perhap
one-third of the filing? for Northern
Lake lands were rnufc nt the laud
office at Lakevic'w, which wouid
give an additional 6,773 acres, anrl
a grand total of 27,093 acres file'd
on since theiirst of the year. Cvti
a m a nf
Had to Run from Flood.
While up Ochoco Sunday E H.
Smith and a party of fishcrnun
were taken by surprise by the
flood caused fiom the breaking 01
the dam near Howard and had to
do some tall hustling to get out of
the way of the waters. Smith re
ports running against a wall of
water 30 feet high. Priuevlllc
High School Class Graduates.
The first class io graduate frorn
the twelfth grade in Crook county
held its commencement exercises in
Prinevillc on May 21, having grad
uated from the Crook county high
school. The class consisted of nine
pupils, and the Journal says the
commencement exercises were most
interesting. After the exercises
a banquet was served In Belknap
hall where scats bad been furnished
Madras Girl Honored.
Miss Clara Homey of Madras,
who graduated this year from the
Crook county high school, has becu
awarded a four years' scholarship
to Whitman College by the trustees
of that institution. In a letter
transmitting the scholarship the
trustees wrote, "The award has
not been based upon scholarship
alone, but the board has taken
many other factors into considera
tion." 'I'"" 11 I. !
AlAKES SPLENDID SHOWINQ.
Oend Public Library Enjoys a Brisk
Patronage Popular with All.
That there was a need for a pub
lic library in Bend has been amply
demonstrated since it was opened
last April. The patronage of this
institution has bceu brisk from the
very start, and is steadily growing.
A few figures will prove interesting
and will help to show what the
library is really doing.
The library was opened under
the present management on April
6. From that time to the end of
the month there were 328 who vis
ited the library either to borrow
books or to read magazines to b-
found there. During May this
number increased to 327, or an in
crease of one less than too. The
highest number during any one
evening was 16 visitors.
The state traveling library reached
Bend on April 20, and during
April there were 35 books borrowed.
During May the number was
swelled to 1 15. making a total of
150 books borrowed since the li
brary opened. There are 51 regis
tered borrowers and patrons of the
Each evening finds from 10 to 2"
people in the library'' who come
there to read, a goodly per cent, of
these beingyoungboysof the town.
These boys are also borrow
ing books, and are thus forming
the habit of reading good literature.
'... fiM...' H..1I-.:.. ?.i !.
fv.i 1 tic uuiicuu uua saiu uciorc,
the I adies Library Club, which is
responsible for this good work.
should be heartily commended.
A very pretty home weddini? wa cl.
bratcd Wednesday, May 27, at the honfc
of Mr. aud Mrs. George H.Osboni near
Culver, when their daughter. Miss Ka
Prances Oibom, was united in marriage
to Mr. Harl Wright, a youim busiitcs
man of Head, Justice O. O. Collver offict
atittg. The ceremony was performed nt
noon, in the presence of n number of the
relatives aud intimate friend of tin.
bride and groom, aud after the crremo"v
a delightful wedding'dlnner was jerved
by Mrs. Osborn to the wedding mrt
aud their guests.
The bride, who is a native daughter of
Crook county, lias endeared herself to a
wine ctrcie 01 mentis uy iter many
charms of mind and person, and tho
groom was showered vlth congratula
tions upon lit good fortune in winning
so charming a helpmate. Mr. and Mr,
Wright left on the Wednesday afternoon
sl.ige fdr the railroad, on their way to
Portland, where they will spend their
honeymoon, and where later Mr, Wright
expects to engage, in btisiuess. Quite u
number of their friends gathered to
tllowcr them with rice as the stage Ue
parted. Madras I'lowwr,