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THE BEND BULLETIN.
I3KND, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUCUST 7, 1908.
A NATIONAL BANK
fjcml Will Soon Have Suclj
CAPITAL STOCK PULI.Y PAID
present Hank Will (lo Out or limine
and Now Concern Will Tkc Over
Assets-Open about Sept. I.
llend Li to have n national bank.
The Central Oregon flanking X:
Trait Company will iooh be dis
jiolvetl mid i;o out of business. It
will Ik: muwiccdcd by mi luttitiitioii
known in the First National Hank
of Ilcml, Oregon. The new Imnk
will have n capitalization of f 15,
xx), fully paid up. The nxxets of
the old concern will Iw taken over
by the new organization, at a valu
ntlon fixed lv und under the ap
proval of the national bank ex
aminer. That is, the examiner
will place a valuation 011 nil nxscts
mid no assets will be taken over ex
cept lhoe that meet hit approval.
Application has been made for a
uatiouil bank charter, ami it is ex
pected to have the First National
Hank of Ilcud ready for business
on or about .September 1.
The (lerttoiiucl of the stockholder
of the new banking institution as
sures it.H succcs-f. The stockhold
er arc C. S. Hudson, cashier of the
First National Bank at Canon City,
Colo., who resigns to come to Ilcud;
John Stcidl, Dr. V. C. Coc, IS. A.
Sathcr, Roscoe Howard, Attorney
C. S. Benson, Cha. I). Rowc, of
Bend; F. F. Smith of Cist; Robert
Smith of Sisters.
Mr. Hudson, who will be the
.ashler of the new bank nnd who
will have the general management
of the bank's business under the
board of directors, is n thorough
banker and has had years of ex
jicrlciice in that business. He has
held several very important osj
tiotiH with large concerns in the
Hast, and each and every one of
them hjwaks in the highest terms
of him as it man and a banker.
Recommendations of equal satis
factory tone huve been received, in
response to inquiries made by local
men, from business concerns in
Colorado with which Mr. IfudwMt
lias been connected mid from men
with whom he has done business
It is quite evident that Mr. Hud
sou will bring to hit duties qt Rend
h ric experience in the business in
which he is to engine.
' It will mean much to Ilcud and
vicinity to have n sound f.unucinl
institution, namely, a national
bank, mid one that mn command
the icMiect of conservative business
men. The new bank will, of
couth-, do n general banking busi
ness, will make loans, collections,
etc., nnd will be able to afford the
usual accommodations to responsi
ble parties. While the exact date
when the new bank will open for
business cannot now be told, it is
exacted that nil nrrani;cmcits for
its opening will have been com
pleted some time !ctwccii the ist
nnd 15th of September. Before
the old bank closes its n (fairs it will
call in nnd redeem nil otiUtnitdiiig
"time certificates" Issued at the
time of the panic.
Mr. ifudsou, accompanied by
his wife, visited llend several weeks
ago nnd gave the local banking
field n thorough examination. He
expressed himself ns highly pleased
with piosectH hero nnd said an ex
celleut banking business can cer
tainly 1) worked up by the new
institution. He writes that lie will
be in llend nbout September 1.
Hear Damages Camp.
When Claude McCnll, who is
tending enmp for' the Martin &
Schroder sheep camps, wnn in our
office n few days ago, he told us of
the peculiar antics that n bear per
formed at one of their camps. Mr.
Hruiu made the visit, of course, at
a time when no one wns near, nnd
being fairly hungry nte ull he could
find about cnuip that was edible
Including all the mutton, bacon
and dried fruit, and turc tip nil the
other packages in the grub box,
leaving u conglomeration of cofTce,
leu, suijar, salt, beans mid rice.
Not being satisfied with the havoc
he hud already wrought he tore in
to the inner confines of Claud's bed
hud made it n very unpresentable
sight to the owner when he re
turned. Silver Lake Leader.
flowing Water at Threo Feet.
While the 7.X vnquerou were
camticd out by Fossil Lake on the
desert they dug a hole hear the
lake for fresh wnlcr. When down
nbout three feet they struck a vein
of water which soon boiled out of
Uie top und flowed like n sprint:,
soon making u small rivulet to the
lake. This goes to show that there
is a grc.it dcil'df water under that
country nnd if the right kind of a
well were sunk 110 doubt artesian
water could be struck anywhere on
the desert. Jt's up to somebody to
put in a. well drill and );ivc it' n fair
iri.ii, ns me indications tire promts
ing. Silver I.nke tender.
FACES CHARGE OF ARSON
A. li. rUlehenct Hound over to Circuit
Court 1'allcil to Ralso Itond nnd
Wat Taken to Jail.
Last Friday afternoon A.
Kstcbciiet was arraigned 011 n
charge of arson, and his hearini:
was had before Justice O'Connor of
Rend. As a result he was bound
over to the circuit court, with his
bail pluccd nt 53,500. This he was
unable to raise, and Sunday he was
taken to jail nt Priucvillc by Car
lylc Tnplctt, who had been ap
pointed special officer by Sheriff
lilkins. He is charged with hav
ing set fire to his storage cellar for
the purpose of collecting insurance
on his Mock of liquors stored
Considerable evidence was intro
duced at the hearing. Sheriff lilk
ins tcstiticd that he had asked Hste
benct why he had moved part of
the liquor out of the cellar into the
ice house. listchciict made 110 an
swer except to say thnt he just
wanted it there. The sheriff also
said he had examined the cellar,
nnd could plainly sec that the fire
had been set by someone, also that
lie saw something unusual, namely,
the keeping of empty bottles in the
storage cellar. He finally accused
Kstcbcnct with having set the fires
and said that he intended to arrest
him. Whereupon Kstcbcnct showed
great signs of fright nnd nervous
ness, turning first red nnd then
white, with great drops of perspir
ation standing out on his forehead
Charles Drown was put on the
stand nnd asked if it was custom
ary lor saloon men to keep empty
Iiottlcs in storage with their liquors.
He replied that it was not, that the
empty bottles were generally .stored
out of doors,
Ralph Putin testified that on the
day following the I.iuMcr fire he
went into JvUcbcnct's place after a
hntiiinrr that the defendant had
borrowed, doing into the cellar
after it he noticed that the room
wns quite full of smoke, and asked
Kstcbcnct if the smoke was from
the I.inster fire. Kstcbcnct replied
that it was not; that someone had
probably dropcd .1 match into n
barrel of waste paper in the rear of
the cellar, which had caught fire
and pnitly burned. Dunn asked if
anyone put nut the fire and Kstc
bcnct replied that it went out itself.
Henry Whitsett testified that on
the moiuiug nftcr the Muster fire
he noticed that the hose enrts were
.standing in the street between his
place nnd Kstebcuct's. The night
previous they hnd been left be
tween the Pilot Hutte Inn and the
old Smith restaurant. Whitsett
asked the defcuduut who had
moved the carts down there, and
Kstcbcnct replied that he had,
that he fenrcd there might bo n Ike
downtown. This action, taken in
connection with the fire in the cel
lar, is tnkeu to indicate thnt the de
fendant knew of the fire in the eel
lar nnd had moved the carts in or
der to have them ready to protect
(Continued 011 page 4.)
Of Interest to Desert Land
DI-CISION ON LOCAL CONTUST
Stock In Irrigation Company If Accept
able as "Yearly Hxpcndlturc"
Required by Law.
Attorney C. S. liaison of llend
hns recently received advance sheets
of "Decisions Relating to the Pub
lic Lands. Hie pamphlet con
tains the decision of l'irst Assistant
Secretary Pierce of the Department
of the Interior, in the contest ol
Caldwell vs. Hnlvorsou. The de
cision will le of widespread interest
in this section as It establishes the
precedent that the' purchase of stock
in an irrigation company (when
said stock entitles holder to a cer
tain amount of water for irrigation)
will be accepted as a part or whole
of the "annual expenditure" re
quired by the desert laud act. The
decision follows in full;
All cxcudlturc for stock in an irrigation
coMxuiy, by means of vlioc system a
ilrvrt land cutrymau proxtc to irri
gate Ills land, each shaie of stock en
tltllue him to a certain amount of wat
er, It mi cxiitliturc (or the "purchase
of water rights" within the meaning
of section i of the act of March , 1801,
and he l entitled to credit therefor
toward mrrtiiiK the requirement of
the statute with respect to annual ex
(iciiditurc, notwithstanding uch stock
uuy be transferable.
First Assistant Secretary Pierce to
the Commissioner of the General
Land Office, May 4, 1908.
Samuel C. Caldwell has appealed
to the Department from your deci
sion of December 6, 1907, reversing
the action of the local officcis of
January 34, 1907, and dismissing
his contest against desert land en
try No. 556, made by Kd. Hnlvor
sou, May 20, 1905, for the NW.
Sec. to, T. 18 S R. 13 IJ., W. M.,
The coutest affidavit was filed
September 22, 1906, nnd charms
failure to make the required annual
expenditure of $1.00 per ncre, or to
make uuy material expenditure
whatever for the improvement, irri
gation and reclamation of the said
laud as required by law.
There is practically no con diet of
lesliniqny. It appears from the
record that claimant expended
about $55 in clearing ami cutting
trees tixn the land, during the first
year of liis entry, which is the per
iod in question, and that he liought
two shares or stock 111 the Arnold
Irrigation Company, paying there
for and thereon, in labor and cash,
enough to raise his annual expendi
ture above the required sum of
The nearest approach of the ditch
of said company to this laud nt the
date of entry was nbout two miles,
but is 111 processor further construc
tion, and is the ditch shown upon
the plat filed with claimant's appli
cation to make entry.
I his stock is transferal)!-, nnd
the question presented in this case
is whether this expenditure for
stock in the irrigation company can
properly be allowed ns nn expendi
ture required by the desert land
law. The act of March 3, 1877. as
amended by the net of March 3,
1891, section 5, provides:
That no land klmlt Ik- tutcntcd to niiv
persou under this net unless lie or his
ufcsluuorii idiull have expended in the nee-
eury irrigation, reclamation nnd ctilti
vnliou thereof, bv means of main canals
mid brunch tlitcficn. mid in periiiaiirnt
improvement upon the bind, nml in the
purchase of water rights for the Irriga
tion of the fcuiue. ul least a.im ner nere
of the whole tract reclaimed Hint jxiteut-i-d
In the manlier following:
limn one year niter ranking entry
for Ktich tract of desert laud ns nforcsnid,
the, party mi enteruur shall expend not
less than Ji.uiper ncre for the purixise
aforesaid: mid lie shall hi like manner
cicnd the sum of fi.ua per ncre during
tuc second mid nun uurliii! the third
year therealtcr, until the full sum of
I j.uo per ncre is mi expended.
You hold that the purchase of
this stock is nit expenditure "lit the
purchase of water rights for the Ir
rigation' etc., as provided for in
the nbovc quoted act.
Your decision reverses the action
of the local officers.
It is contended upon this appeal
that because this stock in this irri
gation company, concerning whose
solvency and ability to deliver the
water within the rcuuircd lime tin
qilciilion is raised, in transferable,
ami may be sold before water is
actually used upon this laud, the
expenditure therefor cannot be
properly allowed to this cntryman.
The same argument can be made ns
to allowance for fences, which can
be sold and removed, also as to all
ditches off the land, the water from
which can be sold and diverted to
other laud; also as to windmills,
towers nnd other movable machin
ery, even if the same arc actually in
use upon the laud.
The Department is of the opinion
11101 this expenditure for stock in
the irrigation company is an expen
diture for the purchase of water
rights, and properly allowed to this
eutryman under the statute.
Your decision is accordingly
It will be remembered that in
this case Mr. Caldwcl) claimed that
the purchase of stock in the Arnold
Irrigation Company could not en
title Mr. Haivarson to credit on his
yearly expenditure for the reason
that the stock could be sold and the
water transferred to other land.
Mr. Caldwell won in the land office
at The Dalles. Mr. Halvorsou
thereupon appealed to the Commis
sioner of the General Land Qfficc,
who reversed the decision of The
Dalles officials. Mr. Caldwell in
turn appealed to the Department of
the Interior, witlitlic result that
the decision of the Commissioner of
the General Land office was
affirmed. Mr. Caldwell, through
his attorney, W. P. Myers of Laid
law, has applied for n review of the
case. Attorney llcnson of Rend
has handled the case for Mr. Hal
vorsou. Pleasant Rldgo Items.
I.oU of beautiful warm tunshluc now-n-day.
I la) lug is nil over no-v and put up in .1
first clM condition, exceptionally to.
The railroad ii itill coming.
C. M. Hcslfield wn in our icinity
Tuoday on butincM.
Civil Kneiuccr P.ikc and crew nre nt
Ilall't ntntion thta week running urcy
line on which to build laterals for the
late l)a id Miller.
Mm. O. V. Hall entertained n few of
her friend lat Sunday at dinner in hon
or of Mrs. Samuel Ward and tlauehter
Laura of Spokane, Wash, All reported
n deliKhtful time.
J. Alton ThompMHi ii irrigating Win.
IlurcheU'a ciop during hi nWnc.
Horn, to Mr. mid Mr. Clint Woodson
the Jitd, n lo-lti. lmliy jirl. Mother mid
babe doing well.
lleury Ilcwiiis i making Mine extra
exertion in ihoving the under over his
place Uli week mid lost.
Kev. llnrrnder filled the pulpit nt
l'lcswiit Hidgc lt Sunday, Ui ilU
court wn good,
Sherwood Pro, ate contemplating
Uiyiug 11 binder, m Milwaukee. Crops
are looking extremely promikiug. They
will cut oats for tluc who )ii.h cutting
Chad Irviu w-isnt our Sunday school
laid Sunday with plaT.11 re aud nirpriM.
to nil. However, we me ,lnd to tee this
Chid, and there is the most of welcome.
May the good work go on. Come right
Powell Uiittes Items.
(,ood crops nre lieiug harvested.
The settler hi tho old river bed ex
pect to have school next wiutcr.
J, 1, Jones Im come home from the
ditch camp to Irrigate.
Perry Imus and wife have leturncd
home after an extended visit to Portland.
Cliff lillis, who has been cnrpciitcrlug
hi l'r!ueIlle during the summer, hns re
turned home to Irrigate nnd harvest his
No one is imuuiuc from kidney trou
ble, so just remcml)cr that lfoley s Kid
ney Remedy will stop the irregularities
mid cure any case of kidney or bladder
trouble thnt Is not beyond the reach of
medicine. C. W. Merrill, Druggist.
Tltere'sNRWS "in The BuUetlu.
DAMAGE FROM FIRES
Burning In Timber South
HARD TO GET U.pHR CONTROL
A Stubborn One In 19-10 Is Causing
the .Most Damage Two Others In
22-o and on Paulina Mta.
For the last week or to days a
number of fires have been burning
in the timber south of Iicnd, nnd
arc doing more or less damage. The
largest one and the one causing the
greatest loss is btirnjng about five
miles wcs of Prank West's place
on the upper river, in township 19,
ranges 9 and 10. This fire is now
burning within the reserve, and is
a very stubborn one. Reports from
the fire Tuesday stated that it had
then burned over four sections, and
it has been burning constantly
since that time. A 'phone special
to The bulletin Thursday reported
that one of the fire fighters had just
been at the Prank West place and
he brought the uews that it is
doubtful if the fire can be put out
by tomorrow, Saturday.
J. N. Hunter has gone with eight
or 10 men from Iicnd to fight this
fire. In all there are some 15 or
20 men, including the rangers,
working hard to get it under con
trol. There is a large amount of
snow brush, jack pine, and young
fir in that region, wuich makes the
fire very hot and very difficult to
get under control.
Another fire of no mean propor
tions is burning west of the Ros
land sawmill and some six or seven
miles south of the "fish trap," or
in township 32, range 9. This has
been burning for several days and
reports from it state that quite a
number of large trees are falling.
A crew of fighters nre likewise try
ing to get it under control.
Still another one is burning on
the Paulina mountains. Inquiries
made at Rosland bv The Bulletin
discloses the information that this
one is not doing much damage, as
it is running chiefly through the
grass and pine needles. A crew of
eight or to men are at work on it.
A claim belonging to W. P. King
of Princville and located on Sugar
Pine mountain has been totally de
stroyed. J. N. Hifhtcr passed over
the claim and reports it a total loss.
While the cause of the fires is not
known, they are supposed to have
been started by lightning. There
has been practically no rain for sev
eral weeks and the timber is in
prime condition to burn.
Redmond, Aug. 3. Another oue of
the popular Lndict' Aid social U on for
pext Thursday afternoon from 3 o'clock
011, Icecream and rake will be served
nt the school house.
W. L. Gibson has had some honei
stolen ntalu. Saturday moruine Ik whs
lookhiK for them and presume he has
found them by this time.
Horn, to Sir, aud Mrs. D. W. C. Woods,
.Saturday, a clrl. Ten pounds, and Mr.
McClay say its no doctor's baby ..cither.
J. H. Lnuib lias bought A. It. Ander
son's three town lots, east of the Red
field property. He says they may come
handy to have when the rnilnvad gets
here. Mr. Anderson h.-w been tnlkiug
for some time of leaving aud expects to
do so lfore long.
More new arrivals whoso name we
did not lenru nre camped near the school
house. Twelve children arc in the num
ber. They nre folks who bought tonic
time ago, but seem to have trouble find
lug their land.
The latest word received from Miss
Olive Smith at Spokane is that she is
out of danger. Prlends of the family
will be pleased to learn this.
The C. O. surveying crew was spend
ing Sunday evening in Madras, having
moved their camp to that place.
K. C. Park.
Library for Prlnevllle.
The P. A. A. C. is putting forth
considerable effort to increase the
new ten 11 1
court and the skating rink, n new
library room is to be partitioned of
next to the billiard parlors. Th'
ladies of the Annex will furnish
the library. This auxiliary society
is already to do more than its shar '
of the work of making the club
better and more attractive. Jour
Porcupines Damage Fruit Trees.
Porcupines are proving to be a
pest at the Cove orchard, and a
numoei nave occn uiueu mere 111
the past week or so. Fred Fulg
bam, who works at'th'c Cove, killed
three of them Tfiursday night. The
porcupines arc attracted by the ten
dcr berry sprouts and the leaves on
the fruit trees, especially the pcai
trees, several of which they nearly
stripped of foliage. They do no
cat the fruit but pull off the leav
and ihc young sprouts from tin
berry vines, and one of them can do
a gqofl deal of damage in one night
STRIKES A VEIN OF COAL
Madras Oil & das Company's Drill
Pierce Fine Stratum of Coal In
Well on drizzly Mountain.
Although the news was not made
public at the time, the Madras Oil
& Gas Company drilled into a vein
of good looking coal in the holo
which they were sinking on thi
west slope of Grizzly. The coal
wa's encountered at a depth of 1 50
feet and appears to be of a flue
quality, but the extent of it is not
known as the work was suspended
just nfter the coal was struck, tin
machinery being too light to carry
the hole to a much greater depth
When the work was suspended,
Frank Forest, president of the com.
pany, left for California to buy
heavier machinery. He did not
buy in California, however, but
placed an order with an Kastctn
firm through their Portland reorc-
scntatives, for a standard drilling
outfit and othtr machinery, mak
ing up a car-load lot, and this will
be received within the next ix
In the mean time the drill ou the
ground will be used in prospecting
the coal discovery, to ascertain the
thickness of the vein, nnd it is
probable that further investigation
of the coal prospect will prove it to
be of sufficient extent to be of grea"
importance. The discovery pf a
good quality of coal in Crook couu
ty would be of immense importauco
in the development of this section,
measurable by the extent of the
coal deposits uncovered, and the
exploration of their discovery by
the local prospecting company will
be watched with much interest.
As soon as the heavier machiii
cry arrives work will be resumed on
the deep well being drilled to pros
pect for oil. Mr. Forest boucht
casing and other material necessary
to continue the work, and also em
ployed another drill operator, who
will have charge of the work. It
is expected that this work will tict
be resumed within six weeks c r
two months, as it will take th.i''
long to get the machinery here and
on the ground. Madras Pioueer.
TVMAio. Amj. 4. Hot
1. Ii. Wimer and C. -11. Spaugh w te
at Tumalo oue evening last week.
V. V. Smith of Gist und Mr. Tucker ot
Seatth?, Wash., stopped hero Sunday u
A number of our farmer air
cutting and putting up hay, and
are making a good yield.
O. Kelley of Hay Creek state th.it he
will be up in this country this f.dl wilt, ,i
steam thresher and his own cook wajju
to do the threshing for farmers in thii
V. II. Coulev of I'lauei-an. Oitiit.
was in Tumalo Sunday. Mr. Couley h 11
two bands of sheep on the rcsetve at tho
head of McKeuiie river.
Pred Wallace and Mr. cSuituon of
Laidhiw passed through here ynterdiy,
Nowthatjthe Laid law Cbrttdclc Kn
Ulltn back into Mr. Mveis .knn.lt ,i.
hope to get jUici good, reliable, seiiiibKj
HCW9 agaui jiuw JL,