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The bend bulletin.
BEND. 0IU3G0N. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 27, 1912.
MANY OBJECT TO
CASE NEXT WEEK
Hid In fur Unadvertliwd County Tl in
ter Cruise Asor Now Opposed
lo Court Arlon-ObJctor Hay
Kxtr Tax U Unwarranted
Nowa that blda for crulstuK tho
timber of Crook county were to lin
submitted last Monday drw much
Interest to tho County Court. No
offlclnl action was taken, but n pro
test against tho proposod contract
was nied by promlnont timber own
cm and other tax payors.
Yesterday tho Court decided to
postpono All action uion tho hid
until tiio objectors had opportunity
to present their caao In detail, which
la to bo dono next Wednesday, April
(ird, at 11 a. m.
Whllothere had been no onlclal
advertisement fgr blds.kduo to a mU
up below outlined, nevertheless nvo
blda were received, and apparently,
officially recognized by tho Court,
although It appears that ttforo. la
crave doubt of their legality without
tho prescribed advertising previously
bavins; been done.
, The blda -wero as follows, for
cruising all tho timber In tho county:
0. 11. Gardiner. Portland, 4tt cents
an acre; l. 0. Mease, Portland,
i 38 cents an acre: Archie Johns
ton, Portland. Sit eonta; L. Motko,
llend, 3H cenu; and J. II. Ilaner
Co. of Prlnevlllo, 6 cents.
The protest' points out that Ore
gon's law provides that tho assessor's
utile shall do all assessing snd ap
praising, and that "there appears
no provision whereby anyone but
tho assessor shall list and ap
praise taxablo property In tho
county" and that auch action "by
any other agency is entirely without
legal effect. Nor does there appear
any moro or better reason for hat
ing a apcclal eatlmato of timber than
of farm lands, city lots, livestock,
The protest goes on to ssy: "that
as tho assessor has atated ho Is now
opposed lo tho proposed crulslnn.
Lawrence Clyifo McKay find W. II
Willi! County In u Hlonly
Tim protest was not ilt'ilituml, tho
signers siiy, ns nil pxlmustlvo or
legally complotu document, but
untruly n broad i;onornl stataiumit
that should lond to moro thorough
oxaiulnullon of thu question,
NotwIthstiiiidliiK tho fact that
thnro had boon no public ndvortlie
mont for theso bids, thoro worn half
a dozen filed with tho county clork
and aovoral tlmbarinon woru pros
tint. This clrcutnstnnco lod to an
Inquiry Into tho origin and history
of tho movemont.
First Heard of in January
The matter first got Into the
County Court record In tho form of
an order last January to create a
special fund for cruising timber.
Accordingly a special levy of 1H
mills was made, with tho other taxes,
to fill tho fund. Tho order finally
entered at the March sitting of tho
Court rMulr?d each bidder to sub
mit his own contract, all bids to be
In by March 2b.
HUlrinrnt at Variance.
Two things about tho onlclal court
order Invited attention from thoso
who wore searching for Informa
tion. It recited that tho court's action
was based upon petition of tho as
sessor, and It purported to direct
tho clork to advertise for bids. As
sessor .taKollutto expressed himself
sa opposed to the cruise at this time,
and when confronted with tho offic
ial Journal entry ho did not heallato
to declare that It was erroneous as
ho had petitioned for- nothing of the
kind Ho admitted that ho had
formorly favored the plan. A pe
tition to that effect, dated In Febru
ary, and signed by him, was filed
with tho County Court. Tho clerk
hsd not advertised for bids as men
tioned In tho order bocauso tho pre
liminaries giving him propor author
ity had not been attended to.
Nothing la recorded as to the
showing that conviucod tho court
last January that a special fund
would bo needed for tho timber
cruising, and It Is pointed out that
tho court would hardly creato tho
new fund and levy tho tax unlesa It
was at that, time Intondod that tho
Money should bo expended.
FIRE LIMITS ORDI
Council Knarts Measure Intruded to
1 educe Kire Danger in lluil-
wess Part of Town -New
rildrwalk Iawr Also.
MAN LONG MISSING
Krrd Crabltfo Disappeared Prow
Drlck Van! Two Weeks Ao WHH4
fJUO, Hound for Ifomentead
Blnco ho left tho brick yard of tho
Bond llrlck fc .Lumber Co.. a mile
and a half west of town, two weeks
ago yesterday, Fred Crabtreo has
not boon seen, although every effort
has been made- to locale him.
On March 13th Crabtreo loft hla
wlfo and 13 ear old ron, anylng
that ho was going to thu southeast
and thoro la no power to eompot htm I to look over tho homestead country.
... a.lxnt mhMi xrutxt tlmrnfnrn Iholllll ttuMl bill 1200 lit hill imekot. At
work, If done, would be or no valuottho end of a week, henrlng nothing
or use to tho county." I from her hislnd. Mrs, t'rnbtruo
Tho cost of the proposed cruise , bocsme alarmed nnd started lit
is estimated at from SSG.OOO to I75.-1 iUlrk'. Tvli-Kinphlc descriptions
000 "and It Is Improbable that the of tho missing man have been sont
result would b bettor than tho. to v . l-mt ami u tho country,
assessor's list and regular uppralso
tnont regularly tnsdo."
Tho signers are: Christian-Mueller
Land & Timber Co., II. J. Ovor-
turf, John llloss, J. 11. (lean, Scan-
Crabtrvo was alMiut 40 yoaia old,
light of coiriili'lun. of medium
height and with a sandy mustacho.
80 far as Is known Crabtreo never
drank. Ho came hero from Port
Ion Qlpsoii Lumber Co.. J. N. Hunter 'land about two mouths aw, and is
F. F, Hmlth, The llend Co.. J. M. ' a shingle enwvr.
but If s Our Own"
said a depositor a few days ago as
he proudly drew $500 for the final
payment on a home he and his wife
saved for years to buy. Like them,
you and your wife can have a home
of your own by depositing each pay
day or oftener, on a joint account In
our bank. -
A flro limits ordinance was Intro
duced, read twlco and passed by tho
City Council at an udjourned session
hold Friday afternoon, going Into
effect at once. Tho boundaries In
clude tho business district of Wall
and llond atreets from Kentucky
atroot north nearly to Kvcrgroan
avenue, and 0 recti wood avenuo from
llond street to tho railroad,
Tho ordinance waa passed by a
unanimous vote or tho counclt, tho
rules being suspended nnd the ordi
nance being read twlco and put to a
voto. It was Immediately signed by
tho mayor, thereby becoming fb
force as It carried an emergency
What VroViolons Are;
In gouoral, the ordinance does not
appear to be drastic. It atlowa frame
buildings to be erected under cer
tain restrictions aa t h'eana of flro
All party walla ara to bo of stone,
brick or concrete and not less than
13 Inches thick, and all structures
aro to have foundations of-tho same
materia) and bo 4 Inches wider than
tho walla built upon them. All
walla and ceilings ahall b lathod
and plastered or covered with metal
or other flro-reslstlvo comiwsltiou.
No roof can bo covered with shingles
or tho like, but all present roofs con
structed of such nonrflra resistive
material may. bo repaired by obtain
ing a penult from tho council.
Cbimnoys may bo built of brick only,
and "no stove pipe shtlt bo placod
nearer than 9 Inches to any lath,
plaster or board partition, celling or
woodwork whatsoever." It Is pro
vided also that all amoko flues be
llnod with burnt clay, terra colta,
cemont or plaster.
Section 4 reads aa follows! "No
tramo building shall hereafter Imj
erected or built upon to a height of
over two stories and'ln no caso shall
tho combined height of tho first and
second stories exceed 30 feet in the
Kvory attle must Imvo on opening
Into It at least 30x30 Inches In slxe.
Walls and partitions ahall have flro
atopa placed between all atuddlnga,
auch stops to bo placod not less than
flvo feet apart.
Electric wiring must lo dono In
accordance with tho national elec
Tho penalty for violations of tho
TO BURNS FOLKS
BUSINESS MEN IN
DORSE NEW ROUTE
llend, Horns and Portland Will
Ilenrflt From Development of New
Trade Itoutn to Harney Points.
Quick Time and Low Hates
(Continued on last pago.)
. Enthusiastic endorsement of the
llond-Hurns route for Harney county
freight waa tho action taken by tho
Hums Merchants Protective Associ
ation at a meeting last week, during
a visit or llend and railroad repre
sentatives. Hums Is looking to
llend as a railroad simply point, and
Is willing to go moro thsn liaii 'way
lunuiua iiiuiijiniiniic n uig tonnage
from and to this point.
Buch Is tho promising report
brought back by J. B, Sawhlll, who
accompanied W. C. Wilkes, assistant
general frolght agent of tho Oregon
Trunk nnd Traveling Agent Hardy or
the 0, P. & 8. on a trip to Burns,
Not only will Ilurns freight from
Portlsnd and coast points go in by
way of llend, but the establishment
of regular auto-truck service means
tho development of a big business
In that territory both for this place
and for Portland.
E. KIrschner. representing the
Welnhsrd Hrewery of Portland, was
one of tho trade-doveloplng party.
Heretofore bla company has been un
able to put beer into the Durns
country In competition with Daker
City, Nsmpa and Boise. Hut now,
by way of llend, saya Mr. KIrschner.
it will bo possible for tbo Portland
brewery to land Its products In
Durns at a rate low enough to make
competition with tho eastern cities
mentioned not only possible but ex
tremely profitable. According to
Mr, Sawhlll, the Wclnhard people
already have arranged with the ma
Jorlty of tho Ilurns buyers for trial
While this, "and" shnjlar shipping
oereiopmont, mean much to Uend
In that It directs moro trade through
this channel, an oven moro encour
aging statement Is that of H. Kcrs
ten, who Is Interested In tbo cold
storage end of tho llend creamery,
now under course of construction.
Mr. Kersten saya tho Burns coun
try offers him a splendid field for
distributing aomo of hla products,
and cspeclslly for tho distribution
of tho sort drinks which ho will keep
In cold storage here.
tVimpsriiion Favors llend
The party waa particularly active
in gathering data with 'which to com
paro the merits of tho llend route
with that now chiefly used, by way
llend to Duma la HO miles.
Hums to Valo Is 138 miles.
"Hut thoro Is absolutely no com
parison In tho excellenco of the two
routes", said Mr. Sawhlll. "Tho
TRAVEL NOW BRISK
$pny People Coming (o Dend, Doll-
road Men Iteport
Tho trains every night this week
hnvo been bringing In a largo num
bor of passongors. Depot Agent
Corbett reports that freight trafllc
is also picking up. During tho
month 12 carloads of emigrants'
movables have arrived hero, coming
from Missouri, Kansas, the Dakota,
Washington and other stale and
from Canada. Tbo number of tick
ets being sold here Is about normal.
Mr. Corbett said, showing that there
are many persons coming in to Cen
tral Oregon to stay.
With Improvement In tho road
from here to Durns, travel from
Harney county Is growing. Pas
senger autoa are going out dally,
LOGGING K BEGUN
Crew of Men Heat IMa tho Woods
Dy Dend Co. Monday.
The summer' logging operationa
of Tho Dend Co. wore begun Monday
when a crow of men was sent Into
tho woods. They will bo in charge
of C. A. Holmes as foreman. Mr.
Holmes is an experienced logging
man who came hero from the East
About 25 men will bo employed,
Manager Averiil or tbo company
slated to The Ilulletln yesterday.
Three four-horse teama will be used
In hauling loga to the mill. Many
will be floated down the river.
BOND STRUCT REAL
ESTATE IS ACTIVE
ERA OE PROMISE
North Canal Will Ilelleve Water
Difltasltlr, Open up Now Lands
aod Pat Money In Circulation ',
Bend Benefits by Proximity
(Continued on last pago.)
E. H. Sammy of Seattle Bars Ixmc
Cabin Corner, and Intends to Put
Up Permanent Building later.
Bond street real estate la very
actlvo now, a number of deala hav
ing recently been consummated.
The most Important of theso was the
sale of lot 7. block 13. This Is tho
triangular log Cabin saloon corner,
which haa a frontage on Bond street
and Hawthorne avenue. In addi
tion to the Log Cabin, It is Improved
with the now moving picture theater
and other nulMbHSS.
The purchaser Is E. B. Summey of
Seattle, who owns a considerable
amount of other property here. It
waa bought from Mrs. A. C. Eeeley
through 8. J, Spencer at a price
understood to bo $15,000.
Mrs. A. C. Sceley bought It last
September from tho D. E. Hunter
Realty Co. at a price of $12,000,
allowing that there haa boon & con
siderable appreciation in property
values here during tho post alx
Mr. Summey expects to erect n
handsome atono or brick building on
the property as soon as tho present
Lost week another Seattle man
bought on Bond street, this being
Matt Button, of tho Butte Furniture
Co. The property la tho north 26
feet of Jot 10, block 9 and waa se
cured from Charles D. Silvia, through
Ryan & McOlllvray. The price was
$1300. Mr. Silvia and P, W. Brown
purchased the CO toot last tall from
Martin Sullivan of Idaho, Mr. Brown
still owning his 25 feet
With the actual beginning of work
on the North Canal of the Central
tircgon Irrigation Company's Carey
Act segregation, an era that promise
much both to the settlers and to
Bend seems to bo opening.
With the completion of tho work
to which tho company has pledged
itself this season, will como a greatly
Improved situation aa regards tho
settlors already occupying Irrigated
lands, for lack of water under tho
Pilot Butte system will bo at an end.
The North Cansl system will open
up aomo 50,000 acres of land for
aalo and cultivation, and as the com
pany In all probability will conduct
a vigorous selling campaign, this
means many new settlers and much
For Bend the construction of tb
canal means the. expenditure within
olx miles of town or more than
$150,000, and the ultimate expendi
ture on the complete system of prob
ably $700,000, aa well as the open
ing up of thousands of acres veer
close to this place.
Start Building House
Construction of bouses for laborers
has commenced near the site of tho
dsm, about a. mile below Dead.
Diamond drills have been received.
and preliminary work Is under war!
According to Manager Roscoo How
mru oi iau company, -wno was 14
Uend last week. ISO men will b
employed on the dam within sixty;
"We want the settlers to knowj
thst there Is work for them." salt
Mr. Howard. "We ahall give every,
asalstance to tho- men on the segre
gation who want work. They wilt
get first ehaneef-other things belajr
equal. If they will upplr to tfeef ore
man who will be In charge at tho
dam thoy will bo given werk foe
which they are especially qualified.
Tbla doesn't mean that thoro will bo
a, position for everyone, but It docs
mean that while Jobs aro Open tho
sottlors may have them."
NiMnrc of Work.
Tho dam, Vhlch will divert water
from tho Deschutes for tho Nortu
Canal, will bo 300 feet In length auj
33 feet high, of concrete, and wilt
cost between $50,000 and $60,000
From the dam a concrete lined flumo
will lead 8500 feet northeastward.
Jolniug the Pilot Butte canal. Tho
flume will hare a capacity of 1000
The estimate cost of this portion
of tbo work, according to Mr. How
ard, Is between $150,000 and $175.
000. Tho company says it will make
every effort to have the North Canal
(Continued on pago six)
The Deschutes Banking & Trust
Company of Bend, Oregon
"CoHMrvfltivt BmUns for CoMtrvfttlve ftoplt."
L. B. BAIRD, (President) J. W. MASTHRS, (Vice President)
F, O. MINOR (Secrslsry)
L, B. BAIRD, P. O. MINOR, & V. BAIRD.
is tin important item in the household.
Knives that cut and forks that won't twist
and bend are the kind needed. We have a
splendid line ot Cutlery, including ornamen
tal and plain carving sets, table knives and
forks, spoons of every size. We are head
quarters for keen tools, butcher knives, etc.
The fairest prices prevail.
Ako FmM LiM of BMrs SnpKf,
Sat, Doors, GUm, tc.
N. P. Smith
The First National Bank
OF BE HP, BEND, OREGON
Dr. U. O. COS.. PrMnt E. A. BATHCR. Vlt PratUUnl
O.8. HUDSON. Oaihltr
Capital fully paid ... 20.000
atockholdara' liability S3B.OOO
Surplus .... . SO.OOO
Our buyer left March 21st for
Illinois to purchtuw two carloads
of Holstcln cows. jjpf
Theso cows will be sold at
public auction, CASH Oil
Date of sale will be announced
in this paper later.
Write or call for particulars.
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