THE BEND BULLETIN VOL. VI BIW. OKKOON, J'RIDAV, SEPTEMBER 35, 1908. NO. 38 WILL PAY ROAD TAX pistrlcf, ttorijey Rules In Payor of UcjiiU.' SUM AMOUNTS T() AHOIJT $175 County Court Will Undoubtedly Turn Over to City of llcnd SO I'or Cent nl All Road Money. Comity Judge I. C. Ellii 1ms re ceived nn opinion from District At lurncy Wilson in the matter ol llic demand from tlic city of llonil for it share of the roui) taxes collected from the llcnd road district for the pant two or three years. Thp ills, jrlct attorney's opinion, really ig in favor nf jlrnd, and opens (he way for the county cotirf. 10 my the n mo tint claimed If (l ccs fit. to do V3. The mi in claimed by tlc' city nniounts tq about 175. The lay jtipnlutes that 50 per cent of thp road tafc collected in nny rond dijtrict shall k expended on the roadgi ;i that district. The Rend rond district utid the munici pality of llcnd are one and the name thing 111 far nu boundaric.i arc con ccrued I hu tax has never been paid to thin district, the county court making the excuse that there was no road supervisor for the llcnd district mid hence it could not turn over the money, as the law stipu lated that said money must be paid to, and cxcudcd under the dlrcc tlon of, n road supervisor. And yet the court refused to appoint n supervisor for the llcnd district. Recently Attorney Benson was instructed by the llcnd city council to lay before the county court the claim of the city for .so jcr cent of nil back taxes collected Hi the llcnd district Tills was done and the county court risked the district at torney fur nn opinion as to what should be done, He holds that in asmuch as the llcnd road district and tic city nrc Identical that the money should be jwld, pud sug gests thut the anility court npjwint uomcone for rpud sticrvknr who would worL in harmony with the llcnd city council. TIo outcome Will be that llcnd will probably be iKiid the road money that should have been turned over to it long II gO. CLOUD IIUKST CATCHBS AUIO, Nclion-Portcr Party Have n Narrow lUcape Prom Drowning. The Nelson-Porter-Willi a msoii party, who spent the day in Bend n week ngo last Sunday, had nu ex citing experience 011 the return trip to Portland. While bowline along nt 11 merry clip between Princville and Hit) Creek, u Midden rainstorm that reached the pioortions of u cloud burst came up. The water fell in torrents nud the rond followed by the automobile along steep sulehill wus suddenly washed nut, the automobile precipitated down the mountainside ami the party of rnilwnv men thrown down 11 steep hill. Luckily, no otic was hurt, but the machine hud to be brought back to the road with the nld of n windlass mid nil hands had to tug at the ropes to brine the automo bile up the hill, Rut sjartllng though this adven ture proved, it was not the last to lw encountered by the pnrtv, says the Oicgonrati. Scudding along tit the best possible speed in order to reach the town of I lay Creek, the railroaders run into a raging moun tain torrent soon after being sent tumbling down the mountainside. The strcum was rising every minute because of the tremendous down pour of water following the cloud, hurst and it was thought best to plough through the stream at once lest the water rise so high that a crossing would be iuttMSslblc. It was not until the automobile and its occupants had gotten into the middle of the torrent that It was found the stream was already so high as to be dangerous, The raging water foamed into the buck of the automobile and almost cov ered the occupants. The railroad men set to work to bail with their hats and ns the water had "killed" the engine, the machine came to 11 stop In the tnliltt of the stream that threatened every moment to drown the occupants of the automobile Thrrc was nothing for it then, but t( pull the machine by main strength across the stream nud the r(ilroadcri were compelled fo jump out into the wati-r, whic rnu q most shoulder deep, and nttjl the machine to the other bank. Que mini remained In the body of tin car nud bailed with the oil cups of the automobile lamps while "tlje other two working with the strength of des)cratiou, managed to pull thr machine into shallower water on the other side of the stream. The men s.l! that while held in the midst of thr stream by the flood, they never exjweted to reach the other bank a live. Fortunately Bitch a thing as a cloud burst is unknown in the llcnd country. Thjs scctiop of tic IJcj chutes valley has ncyer been visji. cd, in man's recollection, by any. thing that could be designated, by the farthest stretch of the imagina tion, ns u cloud burst. GRADING OUTFIT Ofl RIVER Much Machinery at the Mouth of the Deschutes and Camp Is Heine LUtabllthcd on Moody Ranch. A man by the name of Dorothy who spent Thursday night in Rend, brought the news that Winters, Parsons & Roomer, a large railroad contracting firm, have moved their outfit across the Columbia from work on the North Rank road, and nrc unloading it at the mouth of the Deschutes river. The outfit consists of steam shovels, graders, horses, nud all the paraphernalia necessary for railroad grading. Camp is Icitlg established on the Moody much which lies along the Dvschutts at its mouth. .Mr. Dorothy saw this with his own eyes nud says there is not the slightest doubt that this firm will soon bcgiucoiiMrticlion up the river. They crniscd the Columbia with their machinery nt nbout Arlington nud shipped it 011 the O. R. $ N. to the Deschutes, but their hordes were brought over at Cclilo. Mr. Dorothy has worked for this firm in former years and says he expects to learn thut they have commenced building railroad most any day. He is of the opinion that we will have u railroad into Rend within two years nt the farthest. At any rnte it is a fact that he saw with his own eyes, this assembling of the Winters, Parsons & Rootmr outfit at the mouth of the Deschutes, Mr. Dorothy is a rancher on the Deschutes not far from Moro. He was greatly impressed with the de velopment through this section, ami said that there are many farmers hereabouts who are evidently more prosperous than farmers who have lived 35 years in Sliermaii county. He thought we had n fine country and was enthusiastic over its future. Mr. Dorothy, with his sous, was on his way to Klamath Ralls 011 nu outing. , - Houses for I'orest Hangers. The forest service will soon be gin building n house one mile north of Roslaud for the use of the rang ers. This structure will be 1.1x33 feet, one story high, and will be built this fall. Two houses will be built next spring in the Fremont reserve, one on Long Prairie, qud the other Just above the Roidand sawmill, The Roslaud mill will furnish the lumber for all three structures. I'oley'a Oriuo J.nx.iUc imi new ruin, cdy, mi Imprinctin-nl 011 the laxative of former yearn, in It docs not gripe or iiniucnto and is plcatmit to take. It I guaranteed. C. V. Merrill, drugging Ulds Wanted. To clear and plow 40 acres of land on w6 sctf of Sec. 3, Tp. i3 south, R. is cast, W. M. Also to make enough juniper posts to fence it. J. BAUMOAKYNKR, 37-38 Astoria, Or. Subscribe for THU IIUl.MtTlN. STORE FLOOD WATER May Build Reservoirs on Crooked River. IRRIGATE MADRAS SECTION v Reclamation Service Unglnccrs Are Making Inycstljnjloni. Other Items of general Interest.. Speaking of the presence in that M-cliou of engineers oi the U S Reclamation Service, the Madras Pioneer says that Its story of two weeks ago of an iiivcstiitatlon by the government reclamation service into thr feasibility of n project for" irrigating the igi plateau lauds of that tfcctjrjti, was cunfjrrjlcd by the presence nt Madras last week of H.J Doqjjttlc, an engineer in the reclamation service, who is making the investigation. Mr. Doolittlc spent several days jn that locality going then through, the country south 11 nu southwest o( 11119 place, nud then on to Rrinevillc. Jle spent some time 011 the Mntqlcs last mouth, walking all the way from its .source toits mouth, nud follow ing this jatint lie walked from the Wurmsprlng agency down the west bank of the Deschutes to Shcrar's Bridge, returning then to Madras. His presence in this immediate lo cality was for the purpose of in vcstigatttiK the amount of laud which could be brought under irri gation if the project is fcasable, for upon the size of the irrigable area largely dcends t)ie practicability of the undertaking. The project under investigation now has in view the storage of the flood waters of Crooked river in reservoirs nboc Princville. This would be released as required and brought down the channel of the river to n olnt near Princville, where it would be takcu out in a canal high enough to get it across the divide lietween Princville and Madras, and to eventually dis tribute it over the irrigable laud in that locality. The present intcstigation is only in the nature of n rccounaisaucc, the reclamation service being con stantly nt work in these investi gations, blocking out work for the future. When n report on the present investigation is made, it will be passed urou by n board of engineers, and if the project is ap proved by them, further invesli. gation and surveys will be mak And if the feasibility of the project is demonstrated, the work will then be taken up by the government. Hrlcksons Acquitted of Horsestealing. After making a round trin of sonic 300 miles and spending u full week on the road, after doing n large amount of detective work as well ns performing the functions of his office in a creditable way, and locating nud arresting the two de fendants near Harrisburg, west of the mountains, Sheriff Elklns yes terday saw his efforts go to untight for lack of evidence in the case bgaiust Charles H, luicksou and Oliver luickson, father and sou, who were charged with horse steal ing by Horace Biggs, the complain ant. The mcu were brought back in the custody of the sheriff and John Edwards of Gist, placed on preliminary hearing before justice of the Peace Sharp, and discharged after a short hearing in the office of Prosecuting Attorney V. A. well Wednesday morning. The Ericksous, who live in the Rear creek country, took their ar rest nud the long trip back to Crook county as a matter of course and upon their acquittal the youugcr merely remarked: "Well, we hod good company back." "So did I," replied the sheriff, sotto voce. The horses alleged to have beeu stolen belonged to Riggs nud were brauded S bar. The Erfcksons pastured is, head of horses in Ed ward's field at Gist, and the latter was one of the witnesses. EdwardsJ said that none of the horses he saw cither at Gist or Harrisburg bore the brand mentioned bv Bigg. Kricksons took 33 head with them to the valley recently and Sheriff Elkfns went over there to intercept. the stock alleged to be stolen Journal. Pays Himself Reward. Last week Mrs. A. Cohrs of this city advertised in the Journal for a purse lost on the Sliauiko road. On Tuesday of 'this week she received by mail from an unknown writer in Portland' flip" two, checks which the purer corjtajped, but the finder coyly rctainc.4 spmc $H iu cash as the sum of his own reward. Journal. Offers Prize for Farm Product. The Crook county fair manage ment has decided to offer two special prizes of 20 and $10 for the first and second best collection of farm products, including grain;, grasses and vegetables, collected fforn a single voting precinct iu fp county. Journa. porter terrj of Iqfprest. Tlic Crook pouuty ltigh school ojcncd last Monday. Lake county's new cqurt house is pcaring completion. The Ex aminer says it is a beauty. Hon. Prank Davcy, receiver of the laud office at Rums and editor of the Harnpy County News, is dangerously jl. The Madras spboo) qpened with an enrollment of 7p, and it is ex pected that it will react) 100 during the first two or tqrec weeks of school. Lakcyictv s extending its water system tq cover 171 ore of the town. Tlic supply is secured from springs in the mountains about five miles from town. Farmers about Silver Lake are showing n commendable spirit by bringing in samples of grasses and grains for the Seattle exposition. They are busy nt it there. Jack Kitching and George McVey nrc accused of having shot out the valuable stained glass windows of the M. K. church nt Princville and have been put under $500 bonds to appear before the grand jury. Senator Rand of Vancouver, Wash , arrived in Madras lust week and n report was circulated at that pluce that he wus securing right-of-way for the Oregon Trunk Line. He has had much experience in that work. The party of Central Oregon rail road . surveyors who have been camped nt Madras for several weeks, have moved camp to Culver. They arc locating a line from Madras to llcnd with a crossing over Crooked river below Trail Crossing, They are securing a very good line. A Lakevicw sport kicked open the door of a Chinaman's restau rant in the middle of the night and the Chinaman threw red pepper in his face. He had the Chinaman arrested but a trial judge dismissed the case as he claimed the China man was justified iu throwing the pepper. A. crew of surveyors arc running a line down Trout creek to the Des chutes, presumably a Harriman crew. If Harriman builds up the Deschutes, and inasmuch as the Oregon Trunk Line has possession of the Willow creek gorge, the only thing for Harriman's men to do, is to find another route out of the Deschutes cnuvou onto the hich lauds of interior Oregon. They may find such a routo by way of Trout creek. Hethcl Crew Contains 17 Men. The Madras Pioneer says there are 17 men in the Rethel crew of Oregon Truuk surveyor, and they are iu charge of Mr. Craue, who was one of the division engineers on the North Rank road. The party picked up the Madras eud of the Oregon Truuk survey, com. pletcd to this place over two years ago, and are -locating the line from this point down Willow creek gorge, and presumably, 011 dowu the Des chutes to connect with the other surveying parties workiug along the river. IS NOW THIRD CUSS Bend Postofflce Advanced to Presidential Grade. SHOWS A GROWING BUSINESS Postofflce Department Places Local Ofljce rt a ll'ltl'er Class Salary Of Postmaster $1000 a Year. Postmaster Merrill has received notification frqm the department at Washington that oil Qcjqber 1 the Rend postoflicc will be raised from the fourtli to the third class. . This places the local office in the class commqqly designated as a "presi dential oflice.'' The postoflicc re ceipts in any tow'n are a good indica tion pf the general condition of bus iness at that place. Thus the action of tjic postoflicc department is a feather iu Rcnd's cap, as it shows that business here is increasing Fqr a year or two the business of the Rend office has beeu running very close to what is demanded of n third class office, and it has now reached that stage. Thp salary of the Rend postmaster under the new clqssjfjcation is placed at f,opo per ypar. Pqstrqgstcr Merrill announces that the office will be arrauged, as sqqrj as possible, so that there will oc an open ioddv, ana ims louoy will be open night and day. A partition will be built through the middle of the building tie office now occupies, and the postofficc en closed in a room by itself. This open lobby arrangement is not re quired in a fourth class office, but it is necessary in a third class. It is a great convenience to the public and will be much appreciated. The only other offices in the sfatc raised from the fourth class to the presidential grade at this time arc those at Arleta, Preewatcr, Weston and Falls City. DEND QIRL KILLS BEAR. Miss flrneo Vnndcvert Bagged a Large Urown One Last Saturday. It isn't every community that can boast the possession of a young lady bear hunter, but that s what Rend can do and for that reason the successful killing of a large brown bear by Miss Grace Vnudcveit last Saturday has been the subject of much conversation during the past week. Last Saturday Miss Grace and her father, W. P., started out from the home ranch at Lava in quest of bruin, properly equipped with horses, dogs and rifles. About two miles from the ranch the hounds picked up the fresh tracks of a bear, and the chase was on. It was a short and spirited one and after a run of about a mile the dogs treed bruin. Miss Grace had followed the dogs closely through the thick of the chase, and beat her father to the tree in which the bear had taken refuge. A well aimed shot from her rifle brought the big brown animal dowu and the sport was ended. To a friend who rode up to the ranch just as they were bringing in the game, Mtss Grace said that she was not at all excited Oh, no, uot a little bit. The only thing that bothered her was that her fingers dkl not seem to work right and for a moment or two she had trouble in finding the trigger, Miss Vandevert is a student in Rcnd's high school. It is doubtful if there is another young lady in the state, of her age, who has ever hunted and killed a bear. Of Ititercst to tho Northwest. The Missouri river valley is one of the most successful hog sections of the United States, and corn has always been the basis of this in dustry. Today one of the most popular stock-fatteniug foods in the Missouri river region is a mixture of alfalfa and sugar beet pulp, which is produced iu Colorado. Advices recently received from that state show that utfinerotts new faiiUs are being erected, and certainly the, Pacific Northwest should give this industry every possible encourage ment. This is particularly truq since the great international con cerns like Swift & Company and others have decided to locate upon the Pacific Coast, and they arc now spending millions of dollars in building their plants at Portland. A good reliable fattening food equal to corn would make this section of the United States the very richest portion of our great republic. Oregon Say s "Sic 'cm." In what promises to be a titantic struggle for control of territory be tween Jim Hill and Ed Harriman in this state, Oregon says "sic 'cm," and may they both win. The hard er these two railroad .kings scrap the better it will be for Oregon. It has been evident all along that there was more in Harriman's stay at Pelican bay than a mere vaca tion. We cqnfldently expect that Hill's activity in Eastern Oregon will triakc construction of the Na tron branch by Harriman a tieces sity. That will mean much to Eugene. Register. ESTABLISHING ELEVATIONS Oeologlcal Surveyors Are Here o Tcl Us How 1 1 lit h Aboye S.ca Level We Live A Few Attitudes. A crew of government geological surveyors have been working in the territory south of Bend during the past week. These men are un der the direction of L. I Riggs and arc establishing altitudes at various places. A brass-topped post is set down at these various points, and on the brass is stamped the eleva tion at that point. At Rosland these engineers have found the elevation (0 be 4, 226 feet; at the Vandevert ranch 4,182 feet, ou Paulina creek at the Cakhrc'l ranch, 4,190 feet; at the Fred Shon-, quest place 4,173 feet; and at Lav.? Ruttc, at the highest point in the county road as it skirts the base o. the luitte, 4,507 feet. Incsc men arrived m Iiend Thursday night and continued the.r work in this vicinity, but The Bui letiu goes to press too early toda to give any of the altitudes in tlvs immediate vicinity. The engineers will find, however, a marked drop in the elevation as they travel north from Lava Ruttc. The elevation at Rend is now supposed to be about 3,675 feet, or 833 feet lower than the base of Lava Butte, a con siderable drop for a distance of only about 10 miles. It will be interest ing to note the result of the en gineers' work in this section, ami The Bulletin will give a detailed account of their findings in next week's issue. Total Vote of Oregon. The official directory compiled by Secretary of State Benson shows that (he total number of ballots cast at the 1908 election was 116,614. as against 99,445 in 1906, and 99, 315 in 1904, and the population of the state, according to the state census of 1905 was 464,538 as com pared to 413,536 under the federal census of 1900. The total regis tration for 1908, from Jauuary 1 to May j 5, was 133,095, divided among the several political parties as follows: Republicans, So.oai. Democrats, 38,788; Prohibitionists. i.SSS; Socialists, 3,336; Populists, 59; Independents, 3,656, and those designating no party nuiliations numbered 3.556. Millions ot hottleii of I'oley'a Hone ami Tar have been Mild without any per son ever having experienced any utlic tlian beneficial results from its use for coughs, colds and lung trouble. This is liecaUM the genuine I'oley'a Honey am' Tar in the yellow package contains 110 opiates or other harmful drugs. GuarO your health by refusing any but the genuine. C. Merrill, druggist. Cow and Calf for Sale. I have for sale a good milk cow with spring calf, at my place six; miles northwest of Bend. Address P. R. RlUSDOKFKR, Bead, Ortgee.