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THE BEND BULLETIN
DEND, OREGON. WJDJESDAY, AGUUST 21, 1912.
CRITICISA1 DUE JURIES,
Ciunly OUU'cr 'Ililrikw II U Duty
I'liUhfiilly lloiif nnii lloml
Hitlr "llltthrr tK' ?
I'lml Troutilr, Too.
"My lirlntU'i nr up. Thiy
coin? nftor ma All tlioy ilcne.
Thai oxprufco Bhorlff T. N. Hal
four' vluw, at klntod uvr tht tola
phono yritcnlay, In cunnvctlun with
the chanse (lovornor Wet lift innile
KKttltut ti 1 1 ii. tha nllcsntlcmi of tlio
Iteilmuml reformer, and lht thront
diird Kiilicrimtorltil procedure nrlrnt
hl bond, on (ho roimd of uufulflll
incut of' duty. Wlun okkrd what lie
had to lay reiardlnc J. N. Crciuhaw,
who chiefly tlrrd up (lovornor
Writ's action, Mr. Unlfour refrained
from uxprciilriK hlmaelf,
"If I told you my real opinion, I
inlitht liurn out a fin." ho itld.
It Is charged by Oovernor West
that Sheriff llalfour appealed to
that the county might iiunt rambler
and other i)lireuiahlo clllteni and
that when an effort km mado to raid
Kumbllnr. plucca and dlDordorly
Iioiin that the Sheriff sent an In
lormer abend to notify the proprie
tor of thet place that n raid wm
In ilKht mid to lt on the watch.
It wa futther chanted that Mayor
June! of Itediiiotul Urclitred that the
DUlrlct Attorney wa with him In
hi aliened .(clement thai gambling
would continue utiinollnt In that
town. UUtrlct Attorney Fred VI.
ton, of Tho Dalle, n yet ha not
been heard from.
HherlfT llalfour Matt that ho Ii
willing to Ktand on hi record. He
and hi frUndi lell that he ha
llted up to tho reaponallilllt.ea of hi
office a thoroughly a po.lhle under
tho clrcunutatice. and that crltlelim
hould Iki directed agaliikt "higher
"Hlnco 1 havo len In orrice," ay
llalfour, "ovary grand Jury of thl
county that baa had before It viola
tlon of tho dlnordrrly houie law mid
Imllar offentrs, brought thnro by ma
and my deputies from Ineorporntod
town of thl Bounty. h refused to
reixirt Indictments against the keep
era and their Inmate, and grand
Juries before my administration hue
madu roKrt to tho effect that It did
not fool Ihut tho taxpayer lit general
should bo burdenod with the uxpenio
of keeping tho town closed.
"What InrouruguiiH-ut I there
under thoio clroitmstitnre to uihko
arrest when the taxpayer. thrntiKh
their grand Juries, refure tu Indict
and Indirectly theity InntrHet mo
nut to make arrests for such often
seT Tho Governor should direct
hi effort toward tho education of
Crook County grand Juror before
censuring a county official for doing
what hi ooixllttiiuit Instruct him
not to (In.
I'libllc lluililirx Vended,
"While I ii in of tho sumo political
extraction a tho (lovornor, ho know
ii well a I Hint II I Imposslblo'to
iiiforc" statutes whoro you hao not
tho bsrklnjt or public opinion, nud
whim you nm without the support of
tho grand Jury tho case la hopeless
and hht expressions regarding tho In
tictlvltle of injmlf mid appelate nro
nlthrut fotiiiilntlun ortrulh hnd have
no merit In thuni asldu fiom their
Intended grandstand effect In other
In tho matter of hi bond, mid (ho
promlMMl procoduru iignlnst It, Mr.
llalfour stated that ho has had tho
heft legal advice hn could obtain and
I assured that tho bond I entirely
protected. Tho sureties on tho bond
nro I). P. Htownrt, W A. Ilooth and
REDMOND MAYOR RESIGNS
Governor West, Threatening Military Intervention,
Ousts H. F. Jones, Convicted of Gambling
Reformers Predict Further Shakeup.
WORK ON PRESBYTERIAN
Man for (VMHIO lliilldlliK Coinplcte.l
nnii Conlriirl 80011 Will Im It.
Kltrhrii ami Cliolr ItiMims I'esturc.
Tho new homo of tho Presbyterian
church of (lend Is gradually pro
,;reilug. Tho pait'ir and trustees
an- scthttt rrtgagei I.. stcirlng-bld
for It construction. Many bid are
already In their hand. The con
tract will be let the lattor part of
thl week. H will lie a handeomo
church when completed according to
plan and specification approved by
the board of trustees. It will bo
01x04 feet In the clear, with kitchen,
Iodic' parlor, library and choir room
pastor's study. Sunday School room,
and audience room, all of which I to
bo finished In good artistic taste with
Actual construction work has been
begun. The ground have been
cleared the last week of all the tree
nud rubbish, the foundation trench
dug and sufficient, rock for foundation
purtKire placed on the trench line.
The furnace room space ha been
excavated and the lut leveled In
front. It I the ambition of the
congregation to build a church worth
at lesst 15000. Tho plsu aud
specification carry an expenditure
of at least that much.
"It I our ambition to have an
edifice that will not only care for tho
need of Hund today but that also
will ho a credit to the town for the
next decado", said the Itov. I. !.
Oorby. "Wo believe Hend I to bo
a big, city, and wo wish to be pre
pared for our future work."
ItAIN lU'lllNt. WKKK.
Main of groat benefit to farmer
lnvn fa! Inn durtne the lait week.
the total precipitation being .OS
Inches. Tho rain occurred irtim
Wednesday through Saturday, at
Interval. A little out grain wa In
tho field, and (he ahower were com
peratlvely light, slight damage was
done on thl head, and a deal of
good Pi dry farming district and
whoso seeond crop grasses wore Hear
ing eut'.lng time.
CI.KAN IT KIHTKItH.
On Monday morning C I Olst,
deputy sheriff, visited the places
where gambling has been going on
and ordored It closed. Gambling
hnd become qu'te common and open
nd It was high time some action wa
taken to put a atop to It.
Things hnvo been running on tho
high speed at Itedmond during tho
last week. Tho final result ha been
,1)11) resignation of Mayor It. 1 Jones
and City Marshal Z. T. McClay, nftor
I (Inventor West had threatened to
plnco the town under martial law,
i'lrst. It appear tint cltlicns of Jtcd
moral, finding that tho admlnlstra
tlon t'ounUiiMiiccd vice, protested to
Ooverntr West. Tho Governor told
Jones to behave himself. Jones told
the Governor Itcdmond wa hi town,
that gambling would continue a
long a It lulled him. and that tho
Goternor could go chase himself
or word to that effect. Then Jone
wa caught gambling, convicted and
flnxl. Whereupon tho Governor
telegraphed for hi resignation.
Jone refuted to give up hi Job. The
Governor promised to send soldiers.
Monday afternoon Jones thought
better of It and resigned. A new
mayor I to bo chosen Monday.
That I tho itory In expurgated
primer form. However, It detail
are rich, rare and racy That the
last chapter which Isn't written yet,
may be a sensational a It prede
cessor, I hinted by those who have
been responsible for tho clean-up
backed by the gubernatorial big
I'rlrtlon for Koine Time.
Por some time a group of lled-
mond citizens have been at logger
head with the administration, and
their protests that the town bo
cleaned tip have been without avail.
Such Is tho gonornl statement of J.
M Crenshaw, clergyman-editor, who
Is leader of tho reformer.
I Apparently determined to "get the
! good" on the mayor, and secure
evidence that would Justify Governor
1 West In Interfering, as ho did at
Huntington, n well a such would
'convkt tho town' chief executive of
lawbrcaklng, the services of a prl
I vato dotcctlvo were secured, K. A.
Dillon being the man employed. It
Is understood that Dillon wa In the
lumploy of tho state, acting a n
pedal evidence-gatherer for the
On either Tuesday or Wednesday,
the Cth or 7th, Jone made a night
of It at tho gambling table. Un
fortuustely for his political life, the
tportlvo ma) or "sat in" with no
other hut Ulllon, detective. They
played until long after daylight.
There Is tome conflict of opinion a
to which one won. Some ay that
Jone came off $200 to the bad.
while other, apparently a well In
formed, stoutly maintain that the
mayor, who Is "some pumpkin" at
poker, managed to separate the
state sleuth from a roll of bill that
totaled 1 CO. In thl connection
somo folk arc wondering who gel
(ho 200, If Jones actually lost that
amount, and, oourerioly, who foots
tho bill If Dillon was "cleaned" to
tho tuno of 1100.
"Hope the Governor has to hold
tho wick", wa tho way one official
who hn tome In for some unpleasant
publicity, ex (nested It.
Mil) or Hindi n Hat.
y Shortly after the all-night poker
piriy Mfl)oi' Jones smelted a rat. A
hq gradually awoke to tho ncnt little
trap Into which It appear ho hnd
fallen, that rat smolled more and
more It was, probably, the most
altogether unsavory rat with which
Mr. Jones ha ever come In contact
HI suspicion that he had been play
ing Jack pots with a wolf disguised
ax a lamb were further strengthened
when he chanced to see Dillon, hi
former poker adversary, riding with
Crenshaw In an auto. At least, Mr.
Crenshaw thinks Jones saw Dillon
with him, and that the Illuminating
sight was the starting point for the
mayor's brain storm.
Thereupon It appears Mayor Jone
got busy. He became a paragon of
Irreslstable action, Ho exceeded all
speed llmltH for virtue. The swift
little self-starting reform campaign
ho Inaugurated would make Anthony
Cumstock and France Heney and
The Colonel look like amateurs;
would, in fact, put any first class re
former In the shade always except
ing, of course, Oswald West, Govern
or of Oregon, for Mr. West has tho
advantage of Mr. Jones, Inasmuch a
(he militia stand back of his man
date. The hasty Jones reform campaign
took the shape of a notlco to the
gambling places that "from thl date
no more gambling games will he al
lowed by the city authorities," or
word to that effect, say Mr. Cren
shaw. The mayor, apparently, also
immediately went on record, to In
fluential citizens, that ho had ordered
The Golden Rule
A YOUNG FARMER went to his
bunker n short time ago uiul risked
to borrow SHOO.OO. After consulting the
depositors ledger and noting the condi
tion of siiid farmer's account the banker
said: "Alright sir, you can have it. I
observe that while your account is not
large, yet it has been gradually increas
ing, which shows that you are succeeding.
I also note that you are apparently doing
all your business with us, which shows
that you are our friend, and we always
feel like helping our friends." Was the
banker's conclusion logical? This bank
preaches and practices the Golden Rule.
GOVERNOR WEST MAKES
STATEMENT FOR BULLETIN
(The following letter from Governor West Is In reply to a request for
a statement of his views and Intended action regarding the Kedmoud
situation, and charges bo had made against Sheriff lllfour.)
(Continued on last page)
8AI.KM, Ore., August 19, 1912.
Mr. G. I Pulnam.
Kdltor, llond Bulletin,
My dear sir:
Thl I to acknowledge receipt of your kind favor of the 10th Inst., in
reference to condition at Itedmond. The conviction which have been
secured at Itedmond since tho date of your letter, and the evidence obtained
and submitted at the trial make It unnecessary for me to furnish )ou an
extensive statement about the lack of law enforcement In that town.
Aa to Sheriff llalfour: I have no patience with a public official who
alts Idly by and permits these conditions to exist- He could clean these
towns up In twenty-four hour and It I his duty to do to. It I not for the
Sheriff of Crook County to say which law breakers will be arrested and sent
to the poultentlary. It la not for him to say that "we will round up the
cattle thief and tho forger, but violators of the liquor, gambling and other
laws against similar offenses may continue with Impunity." It Is hi duty
to see that all violator of the law are brought to trial. He la not Justified
In standing behind the report of the Grand Jury which refuses to indict
for there are other grand Juries. Kven if bo haa not tho support he
should, he could clean up these outfits slngle-hsnded and it Is his duty to
do o. If he needs any assistance from this offlco In tho performance of
his duty it will bo gladly granted.
Having had nothing but the most kindly feeling toward Mr. llalfour
I, some tlmo ago, wired him calling his attention to conditions. I did so
because I wanted to give him an opportunity to take caro of It hlmsolf. If
he I unwilling to do hi duty, he should step out of tho way, In order that
someone who will do It wilt take hi place.
I am Just gutting a good atart In this campaign of law-enforcement.
S have tried to Impress upon the county and stsio official of thl state that
I mean builnet and a number of tbcm have not taken It seriously.
My Investigations show that condition have much Improved In Ilend
since you have taken office, but there is still need of a little house-cleaning
and 1 wish to take this opportunity to assure you of the hearty co-operation
of thl office In any step which you take toward (hi end.
mm NOW VICELESS
TOWH. SAYS "CITY OFFICIAL"
Northern Neighbor I a Model of
Virtue Complain That Melollu
Saloon Operate Without License
A "statement of a city official" of
Madras, published In the Portland
Orvgonlan, says, among other things:
"Madras haa been persistent, until
today there la less crimo in this city,
possibly, than In any frontier city
of tho same slxc In the West. There
are four saloons in operation, all
working under a license, notwith
standing the fact that In a neighbor
ing town, (Metollus) only five mile
to tho south, on equal number of
saloon are in operation, and are
paying no license, save to the Inter
nal Itcvonue Department, and de
spite the further fact that the town7
which Is not Incorporated, is In a
"Such a state of affairs ha existed
for the last year or more. There are
no members of tho underworld In
Madras now. The present condition
has been brought about slowly by
the city officials, acting on the knowl
edge that no assistance would be
tendered by tho county."
The rest of tho article goe on to
show that Vice, which admittedly ex
isted In Madras previous to Incor
porate in April. 1910, flourished
there considerably before llalfour be
came sheriff, or under the regime of
LADIES DO THEM
Ilenutlful KvlilbltN make Annual
l.rent More IMIftlitfal Than,
Ker Sliver Cup Incrn- i
the for Contestant.
With a big and appreciative at
tendance and an excellent' lot of ex
hibits, tho annual flower ahow given
nnder the auspice of the Ladles'
Library Club took place Saturday
afternoon. Owing to the Inclement
weather and the partial state of com
pletion of the building, the show waa
not held In the O'Donncll building,
as first planned, but In the Johnson
store room formerly occupied by
Thompson, next to tho Commercial
While tho heavy ralna of the week
were welcomed by farmers, they
proved nono too popular with the
ladles, aa many of the prettiest ex
hibits planned were put out of com
mission. The most notable damsgo
was to popples; some extremely
beautjful beds of these flowers were
spoiled for exhibition purpose al
most at tho lost minute.
, However, the show waa in every
way most successful. The total
number of exhibit waa close to GOO,
of which some 23S wore entered In
the contest for tho many prlxes,
offered through the generosity of
various cltlxens, whoso name aro
listed oo'ow, together with those of
the v ln.it r.
This year more potted plant and
uncut flowers wero on view than la
the past. Many people who bad
planned to be on hand, cither as
spectator or contestant, were kept
away by tho promise of afternoon
showers, In spite of which, however,
there was a good attendance. Re
freshments were served and many of
tue cut Powers sold.
A feature among (ho prlxes this
year was a handsome silver cup of
fered by the Emblem Club, which
goes for tho best all-round display
of flowers, and become the property
of whoever wins It three auccesslvo
seasons. The winner Saturday was
Mr. E. W. Richardson.
A feature that added to the at
tractive appearance of tho room was
a lot of beautiful roses sent by W.
D. Cheney of Seattle. Many of theso
were sold later, aa wero flowers con
tributed by Mr. E. 1), Farrah.
In addition to the cultivated
flowers there waa a considerable ex
hibit of w'ld flowers. Altogether,
the fact that the Hend country can
grow all kinds of poslcu, from deli
cate roses to hardier iKossoma, waa
Illustrated most effectively, while tho
several excellent entrle of vege
tables gave examples of tho soil pro
ductivity In that direction.
Tho following Is the list ot prlto
award made by tho Judges, Mrs. E.
(Contlnuod on page two.)
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