I THE BEND BULLETIN. VOL, VIII BIWD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, i9o. NO. 14 fl t I t" ! t OF WILL BE HERE Temporary Cancellation of Con tract Southward Announced WORk TO SEND PUSHED Discontinuance of Construction South' ward WIH Leave HnJ Terminus and Operating I'otat for Alain and Trans-State- Lines. Bcud Is to be the end-of-the-raits terminus of the Oregon Trunk Railway. Such is the result of last week a action in the Central Oregon railroad field. Such action wan the temporary abandonment of construction work south of Hend and the cancellation of part of the contract let to II. C. Henry, of Seattle. The step was brought about by the unsettled financial condition in the East, it being understood Uut the "close new" of money necessitated some curtailment of construction nctivi ties, l'or the present no other part of Ceutral Oregon railroad work will be affected, and, says John I. Stevens, even this southerly stretch may be renewed at any tine. One important feature of this move will be the material hasten ing of the completion of work to Jlcnd. I'rom the outset great diffi culty has been experienced in securing; nearly an adequate amount of labor, and now, .with the operating distance cut iu half the amount of available labor for the Madras'Itend stretch will be doubled, and the work rushed all the fatter. While the official statements issued have spoken of the work as ceasing at Bend, It is now defin itely known that the clearing and grading contract from this point south for twelve miles, let to Chew & SItke, will remain In force Work is progressing on this piece of construction, a hundred or so men are employed by the con tractors, camps have been estab lished and a steam-shove, water piping, supplies and equipment of every kind is being freighted in, as well m heavy purchases made locally. This work under the Sllke contract carries the road to the top of the grade, from the lava fields south construction being ex ceedingly easy, the entire stretch to Klamath Agency requiring com paratively little time lor comple tion. The work lying between Dcnd and the lava is the hcavieit encoun tered south ol Madras. The con tract calls for the completion of the grade only, and, according to those in authority, if further work south ii-1 - END f!15 BEIHD is growing! WE are growing! Are YOU growing financially? GET IN LINE1 HELP BEND! HELP YOURSELF By Starting an Account With Us. Tk Dccchiites Banking and Trust Company Affbrsk Absolut Stcurity Fire Proof Vault. Modern Safe with Double Time Lock. BurgUr Insurance with r reputable . company. Oflicials heavily bonded. Conservative Banking for Conservative People. Tbe DtMchuU Biktojm-I Trust Company h, B. DAIRD, 1'rei. J. W. MASTURS, Vice Tres. M. 0. COH, Chler. of the lava Is postponed until the rallrond reaches Dcnd, as nccius Crobablc, the rails will not he laid cyond this point, but all opera tions both on the southerly exten sion and on the cast-aud-went line wilt be conducted from here. It further appears that even en tirely aside from the effect ol nny financial disturbance, a curtailment of work southward has been antici pated. Reduced to its lowest terms, those familiar with the sit uation say that little is to be gained by continuance of construction, at fircscnt, southward from Bend, Jnormons expense in transporta ting supplies and equipment would be encountered, with no practical guln, for once the heavy Work is completed from Bend to the lava the rest can be rushed through quickly, nut! with comparatively little expense, operating from Bend as a-rnil terminus. J. J. Crydcrtnan, the Assistant Engineer who, with headquarters here, has had charge of the work from Madras to Klamath Agency, this morning went to the Oregon Trunk headquarters at Portland. I'or the present, with but half of the Henry contract in operation, the services of an engineer for this work alone will not be required. J. C. Baxter, who has had the ter ritory from Uclllo to Madras, will now be in charge of the entire work from the Columbia to Bend. ' The surveying party under K. K. Kuney, which has been locating the east-aud-west line, has moved its camp from Millican's to n point on the Central Oregon canal near the old Philip Francis place, four miles from Bend. The crew is now at woik some eighteen miles from town and in all probability will have completed the location work from The Narrows to Bend in the course of a month. It is understood that certain of the engineers and survey camps between here and Klamath Agency have been moved south, appar ently to carry on the work of per manently locating tlie line lowaras California, while others have- been withdrawn Irom tlie nciu. ine work of clearing right-of-way, which had been commenced at sev eral olnts south of Bend, has been abandoned for the present. FOURTH OF JULY MEGTINJ. Committee to Uo Apf stated to Take Charxe of Work. At a meeting held in the hose house on Monday evening plans were discussed for a Fourth of July rvtokratlnn. ft WIH decided that a big mass meeting be held tonight (Wednesday) In JUnstcr a vpcra nous, when all details will be per- Im-ImI nml mmmllrM nnrtOIIUCU. At Tuesday's meeting Frank Rowlcc was elected president to take charge of the work and C. A. Carroll secretary. A committee of seven was appointed to sec every business man in town and get him out to tonight's meeting. It is particularly requested that every one attend the meeting 8:30 to night, in Unstcr'a Operahouse. WHO HAS ITER? C. S. I. CO. OR THE SETTLERS Question to bo Tried Out In Bunch of Contests Now Being Heard at Laldlaw TI10 Issues Involved. At Laidlaw today Water Super intendent Saxton begins the taking of testimony iu more than 60 cases involving water rights from the Tumalo Creek and water shed. Most of these are by settlers and actual users of water who dispute the claim of the Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. to water conveyed in its ditches to them. Incidentally. 0 few people buying from the com pany water to serve lands outside the Carey-Act segregation arc made defendants with the company in contests brought by the Carey Act settlers and users. Briefly, the company claims own ership of the water and the right to dispose of it as may seem to it best. It uolds to tltc tueory tliat tlie set tlers upon segregated land acquire with their land the right to use the water in accordance with the terms of the contract and release of licji, such right being as licensees from the company and not as owners ol the water as an appurtenance of the land. The segregation set tlers, not beinfc' able to gel water enough, deny the right of the com pany to sell to outsiders. In other words, the segregtion settlers allege ownership of the water by reason of actual appropriation to ucneuciai use, having extinguished tlie com pany's claim by payment of its lien, and deny the right of the company to divert for sale in another local ity water which they need. The company admits that the segregation settlers own one twen-ty-scven-thousandth of the total water supply for cash irrigable acre the total segregation being 37, 000 acres but no more. The water supplied being so much less than the total area would require, the small fraction would be useless to the -settlers. About these leading issues a lot of details cluster, and these are the matters now to be beard by the Superintendent. The testimony thus taken will be considered by the State Board of Coutrol and may then go to the courts. OVCRCKOWDPD P. O. MOVES Because ef (Irewth e Business Post muter Ueta Greater Salary. On Sunday the postoffice moved from its old quarters on Wall street into the new building, just erected for Its use. on Oregon street west of wall. The new establishment provides twice the space of the old, and is planned end equipped in conformity with the rcqultcments of the. fast-Increasing business. Some 64 Hew lock boxes have been installed, all of wutcu already have tweet taken. Last week F. O. Minor, the postmaster, received official con firmation of tlie report which re cently appeared in the Portland papers that his salary had been raised from $ ijoo to $1400 per an num. The increase of business on which this salary increase is based was included only in the year end ing march 31, Since that date the postoffice has increased its business at a rate far in excess of anything previously encountered, which, with the promtsc of ever-increasing activity from now oh, practically Insures another big "raise" at the termination of the present year. Farmer Bend RasMent Wads. Mr, and Mrs. C, K. Smith, ar rived in Bend last Wednesday. They were married oh the first of June at Aberdeen, Wash, Mrs. Smith was Miss Vura Maekey, who at owe time was a student in the Bend High School. Mr. Smith is identified with the V. F. King Hardware company of Prlnevllle, and is a brother of F. F. Smith of Ikud, llurclars In Mutilir II Au unknown man attemptd to break Into R, B. MuUlg's.dwelHng last Saturday night, He waVd. tccted by Mr. Mutrlg, who gave chase but was unable. ' to avertaka the marauder. The wouldbe lnrg lar is supposed to have seen Mr, MuU'g draw moaT? from the bank Satnrday afterhoou to pay expenses of hta trip East, LIGHT ON D. 1. 8 P. SHED BY RECEIVER'S REPORT Howard Falls'.tb .Respond to Demand for CompanyProperty Summary Financial Statement, and Condition of Funds. Receiver Redfietd'n inventory and report filed In the United States Dis trict Court in Portland last week is composed of more than too type written pages. Most of the space, of course, U taken up with dry and formal details, but several interest ing fact are shown. The validity and legitimacy of the Howard Contract being a large question in'tbe troubles of the Des chutes Irrigation & Power Co., it is of .special iriterest to observe that after the beginning of suit for re ceiver, that Is, February 4, 1910, the' Howard Contract Company was incorporated under the Oregon law, and on the same day the D. I. & P. Co., by F. S. Stanley, first vice president, and Jesse Stearns, secre tary, mortgaged practically sli its property, present and prospective, to the Howard concern, except cer tain personal property for which the Ditch company gave the Howard company a bill of sale eves later, February 16. Most of this personal property, being necessary to the business, is rented from Howard by the receiver at $60 a month. It in cludes office furniture, instruments, implements, etc. April 35 the receiver made writ ten demand upon Howard and his Contract company to render a state ment of the six horses sold from the property described in the bill of sale of February 16, and to pay in cash the net sale price, not less than FIRE IS SCENE OF LABOR. Ltester ConfUtTattaa Causes Much Excitement and Little Damage. It was not even a real fire, but rather a miniature fire-let which roused Bend shortly after booh ou Friday last. The embryo xonfla eratloa occurred in the lumber piles and sawdust heaps adjoining the Linster plaaisg mill, and tbe alarm, quickly circulated, brought some half a hundred able-bodied citizens on the run, who speedily formed a bucket brigade and drowned tbe budding blaze. Little damage was dose, except as con cerned the personal appearance of the fire-fighters. EPISCOPAL BISHOP IN BEND. Services IteM Hera by BWiop PtA dock of nastern Orcs. The Rt. Rev. Robert E. Pad dock, Kpiscopal Bishop of Eastera Orctron. arrived ia Bead last Sat urday, remaining here until Mon day evening, when he proceeded southward toward Klamath Falls vi Fort Rock. On Sunday morning, afternoon and evening the 'fiahop.conducted services in the Bend church, de voting Monday to local vishing. Sunday morning s was a commun ion service, and in the afternoon occuredthe confirmation of four new church members: Mrs. C. M. Redfield, Hlitebeth.LueUa and Sa rah Worastaff. Flag Day at LsWtow. Flag Day was observed at Laid law yesterday, the vetrrans from Head joining with, their comrades of the LaidUw section, who came Xn Bead for Memorial Day service. TheLmtdlaw chu-ch was crowded at meetings afternoon and evening, when the1 old soldiers recounted many. of their experiences ia tbe service of the country. Vaeatrsa fer.Lfcrary Wer kf rs. At a mettiBK ol the Library Club y tenia? it wu decided to have ao more regular weetinga until the 6th of Sep tember. The affair of the orRanliallwi arc In a highly proaperouacontlltlon, owl never before haa 1m much lntertt been taken in tlie uie of bt roowa. On Monday night at peHOM. ud the library. 1 Radntead Votes For Incerferatiea. The town ef Redmond, by r vote of 73 to 1, drJXlorporat as a city. Not until the county court has passed, )hi )he ekctlon will k be valid. "The new Gov erament has a mammoutu task be fore it," svers the Hub, 800 as listed In the inventory. Howard was also called apsn to re turn the remainder of tbe property (escribed in the instrument of Feb ruary 16. The receiver reports that no written reply to such demands was made. Sundry items totaling $1927.85 were found in the D. I. & P. Co. cash drawer by the receiver. These items had been paid in cash by the Ditch company for the Contract company, and were carried in the Ditch company's accounts as cash. The receiver made written demand upon Howard for payment of this money, but tbe demand was uot compiled with. Four notes totaling$779.io,giveh by C. Cbristenson, are shown by the books of tbe D. I. & P. Co. m belt" on hand, and there, is" no record of them being placed or pledged in any of tbe trust or col lateral accounts, and no receipt ap pears showing the disposition of the notes. Roscoe Howard admits pos session of the notes and says they will be accounted for later. The receiver demanded the notes, but Howard did not surrender them. Iu should be stated in this con nect ion that Howard claims, and tbe Ditch company vdmits, that $116,358.42 were due him up to January 1, 1910, under his con tract. Ditch company officers be ing participants in the Contract company's profits, it was easy for the latter to get all the protection tbe former could give by mortgage, bill of sale or otherwise. Tbe valid ity of these acts U passed to be upou by the court. The Pilot Butte and the Oregon Irrigation Co.'s segregations em brace 140,714 68 acres, fit which about 65,000 acres have been re claimed and 51,350.98 acres dis posed of. la disposing of this land reclamation liens to the total sum of $757,659 18 were discharged. There remaias undisposed of So, 363.6$ acres, of which 51,806 are classified as irrigable and 37,557 65 waste. Tbe last segregation of 74,188 acres is not considered in this showing, since nothing has been done toward reclaiming it ex cept the making of plans. Some targe sums appear in the financial statement. The capital stock appears as a liability of $2, 500,000, though the company re ceived nothing for it. T balance this (and a. loss of $100,000 addi tional not yet fixed) the plant is put ia at $2,600,000. Following is the summary of assets and liabili ties: ASSKTS. Srtlltra' note aad eih In poaataaloa of Truattc coHatrral rii'M AcHlcra'aotcaon hinil 3,17s 14 sad, no(r and unodry accoanl re- Real cxale and prraooal tuopotjr, Cart dtllTtftd to rrctlTTT , , , Sandrr npOM account! ctiraur .. J7 159 U H.47 o IJJ4J 71 , I.Ut.4 3 imnaiiou pi.nu. .ifionfloooa Land aalta. Malt guarantee Land aalca, alnklog luiwl , , , H4U U uv wm fcJJJojci MABIUTIKS. Capital atnek. DoadtouUtacdlBf.. Nolra Ktund.. 6S0 VO Notta nnwnred. 109.164 4 Howard Contract Comtructlon acrt 1 '5.611 37 Hunrfnr acroudu tiavablc a, Al .it Accounta anowiac a duoz dw.vm I7.JtJ9 1M-WAS Merchant a. & T. Co., TTiutec. HJAJ Ihe First National Bank OF 3ND, BEND, OR.EGQ.N Or. U. a. DM. PratMant O.S. . Huesort, Oanltal fully paid S-tockholdiri' liability Surplui A Bank Whtn it has the bulBea, confidence an4 support ol the nee4e. 'A nk, like a man, cannot do buil&taa in a wwainaUy and not be kaowu by Its conduct. II it t managed propertr, at lorda the people ahwluta safety and Mr uWtog, It will receive their boalaSsa aad they will ceottnuc to fwtroalM R. . BuftiMM Stays Oftly Whar it k Wtt "Trarti. Almost everybody la thla oenwwnlty dot more or Um btMi neaa with The Flrrt Natlon-i Hank ol Bend, and ,. by fair treatment and pwgreaajve method, to continue to provide a Bank thtTHK P80PLK KNOW IS GOOD awd that la a benefit to. the entire Head country. Our firat coua-UleraUoH la SAFRTY. Nota our Urge eaah re aerve, whkta U alwaya tevcfal times the amount raquircd by the United States Government. IK E'C T o : it. A.SATHrR SMITH If. U, C. COJC F, y. NEAR-BEER TO Bl Ordinance For $W License Fee Pastes Cetmcll. NO STREET GRADINd ACTION CMy PoHce Mm Seme Expenses, Off set By Three tmpnA4 Cows ""iflttCJI 3t0CWMiC Wnvrwf The most Hnportant actroa takes at last night's city council meeting was the passage ef an ordinance providing for an Increwe in tbe license fee of establishments selling near beer from $200 to $500 per annum. An ordinance amending Ordin ance 40 was voted upon at the very close of the meeting, after Seller's motion that the rales be suspended and tbe proposed ordinance, pre viously read, be placed on passage. was unanimously passed, iitere was no discussion. Kelly, Trip lett, Sellers aad Hunter voted for, Overtarf against, the ordinance. O'Neill was absent. If tbe Mayor does not exercise his power of veto the ordinance goes into force imme diately upon iu legal pubttcatton. Among tbe bills against tbe city, all of which were accepted, were the following: Water Co., $320 for April hydrant service; B. H. Sherritt, for police service, May 6th to 10th, $10; Palmer, for work oo jail, $3565; quilts, blankets, etc. for tbe jail totalled aDoat $10; Colt's revolver for police farce, $22.35; S M. Scott, services as policeman from May 24 to Jane 1. $20; making an approximate total of expenditure for city polking for a portion of May, of $68. Aa in formal report later presented by Po licemaa Scott, covering work p lo June 1st. showed three cows as having been taaoaaattf, tnc OMtar fee thus farnaving been coNected oa but one. The report of the Cky Treasurer showed a. balance oa April 1st of $220 62, and disbursement for May of $689.92, leaving a balance oa band June 1st of $203:96. Overturf, cnairmaa of special committee on street grades, reported that he bad been in cowwuakation with C. B. Cee, a sewer expert of Seattle. His services can be secured for $10 a day, pins transport km. The opinion of the Council seemed to be that the entire matter be left in tbe hands of the committee, with full authority to take any advisable action. Thus far nothing ha been accomplished in the asatler, wkick (ConlMtMd oa page to.) e. A. SATrWR. Vic ProtWaM Caihl.r . . S2S.0M avM.oee . ss.oee is Strong IS: C. 8. HUBSOK C. XI.US E TAXED MUCH '