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REND nULLRTIN, niCND, ORK., IVKDNKSDAY, MARCH UB, 1011.
Rusjnes Methods nnd Detailed Ho
Mrt of Cinta Under Project Kn-
Rlncer Lnurgnnnl MnVe Favor
Tho Pncino Hulldor and Engineer.
In Its March Issue, contains n general
description of nil Irrigation project!
In tho West. A great doal of atten
tion Is devoted to the Tumnlo Project
and tho Stato's prominent pnrt In Ir
rigation, and in addition to an Inter
eating report by Project Engineer
Laurgaard tho following commont re
garding tho Latdlnw work is made
"Stnto ntd for Irrigation has taken
a firm und successful hold In Oregon,
the first state In the Union to under-
tako direct reclamation work. Read
ers of Uulldor & Engineer will find
in' this Issiia nn Interesting article
by tho engineer on the Tunialo pro
ject. "An excellent organttatlon has
been effected on this project and it
appears that efllcloncy. coupled with
nn exact knowledge of progress and
costs, has been worked out along
practical and economical lines. At
tention is called to tho success of
force account work, the experience
with contractors, the beating of esti
mates, and the administration
"An Item somewhat foreign to tho
actual construction and engineering
work on this project, but with which
tho writer is familiar and which
shows the keen Interest taken by the
project engineer in developing effi
ciency. Is the scheme In vogue anion?
the camp messes last season. In or
der to offer Inducements to the rooks
to furnish good meals at reasonabto
prices a sliding scale was adopted for
tho cook's salaries, it being under
stood that no toleration would be
shown it the men complained about
tho class of meals served. The start
was mado on the basis of 25 cents a
v meal with the cook's salary at $60.
and tho salary boosted as fast as the
rate per meal was reduced until It
reached fSO.OO a month with the
meals at 2p cents each. The first
month the moals cost $0.3444 and
the last month $0.2049. A total of
40,549 meals wcro served at an av
erago cost of 23 Vj cents. The same
genius permeated all branches ot tho
work with satisfying results."
STATE EXPERTS RE
PORT ON COUNTY
(Continued from page one.)
ut close of business February 28,
uencral fund $ 2,451.21
General road 2,035.61
Special road 30.22
County school 4,839.37
Special schools 1,310.53
High school 261.1?
County fair 44.39
School bonds 10,000.00
Interest on bonds 45.00
Pond redemption 250.00
Scalp bounty 237.28
Trust .' 239.0C
Outstanding warrants ., 4C.1S5.28
$ 22 287 35
County debt S 23J897I9 1
Note: The above statement of as
sets is of funds only and does not
show the value of roads, road ma
chinery and equipment or value of
lend and b -lldings owned by the
The delinquent taxes are also not
shown. in the statement fpr the rea
son that the amount actually realiz
able is difficult to determine.
The total amount of delinquent
taxes from 1908 to 1912, Inclusive,
amounts to the sum of $90,825 72
Under the system of accounting af
fairs on a receipt and expenditure
basis the liabilities would be Increas
ed by tho amount of claims filed In
December, whloh are not approved
and paid until the January term of
Htatemcnt of 1007 tax Roll.
Amount of tax roll that
should have been charg
ed to 8herlff J110.90C.44
Sheriff's assessments etc. 17,248.19
Penalty and interest col
Collected and turned
over to treasurer $101,541.32
3 per cent rebate allowed 2,275. CI
Errors and wrongful as
Injunction suit (The Des
chutes Irrigation and
Power Co. vs. county. . 7.580.49
Uncollected Jan. 1, 1914 4.97C.70
Balance brought down as
delinquent Jan. 1, 1914.$ 4,970.70
Report as to controversy over
county affairs as based on a renort
made by certain accountants employ
ed by the county.
The Commissioners' Journal shows
that a firm of accountants, A. McR.
Ball & Comnany, was authorized to
make an audit ot the accounts of the
county, apparently for the year 1913
This firm rendered a report to Coun
,ty Judge Springer on or about Jan
uary 19, 1914, The report contained
schedules showing the expenditures
of the various functions of the county
ana coniainea comments, opinions
nnd ndvorso criticisms of tho various
This report was filed nnd Immedi
ately caused n turmoil as between
certain factions of the taxpayers nnd
the county or.tclals.
At n special meeting of cortntn tax
payers nnd some ot tho county offi
cials, thereupon called. It was stntod
by tho accountants that certain offi
cials wero transacting tho business
of their departments lllegnlly and
that tho 1907 tax roll of tho county
was delinquent In tho sum of $20,000
or thoronbouts, nnd n a result of this
meeting the nccouutnnts wero auth
orized to continue their work on tho
In tho monntlmo a controversy bo
tween tlio sheriff of tho county nnd
ono of tho nccountnntovor tho cus
tody of tho rolls.
Tho sheriff desired to havo tho
rolls audited In his office or nn office
adjoining, where his deputies and tho
abstract people- could havo nccosa to
them. Tho accountants apparently
rctusod this request and took tho
rolls nnd locked themselves In a room
nn an minor floor of tho court house.
In tho meantime the shorter, feeling
hla responsibility for tho tax rolls,
had tho Janitor opon this door ot tho
room and took somo of tho current
tax rolls down to his own omco.
This action on tho pnrt of tho sher
iff caused moro friction and load n
good many of tho taxpayors to believe
that tho sheriff did not want his tax
rolls and accounts audited and that
matters wore not as they should bo.
This was tho situation in tho coun
ty whon wo arrived In Prlnovlllo.
An examination of tho report of
tho accountants rendered on January
19. 1914, dlsclosos tho fact that tho
adverso criticism directed against
cortnln ot tho county officials Is man
ifestly unfair nnd uncalled for.
The'statutes were profusely quoted
In nn effort to confirm their ndvorso
criticisms whereas a closo scrutiny
of tho lawa quoted by them, shows
thnt tho county officials woro follow
ing the laws (with a few minor ex
ceptions) as closely as they could.
Tho tax roll for tho year 190",
which Is In controversy, apparently
was turnod over to the sheriff In very
bad condition. Thoro woro numerous
errors of oxtentlon nnd computation
nnd also errors of doublo assess
ments. The Bhorlft's assessments on
this 1907 roll amounted to a sum of
$17,000. Tho 1907 roll Is In a de
plorable shape as Is also tho 1910 tax
roll. Most of tho old tax rolls are
In a bad condition.
Tho statement of tho 1907 roll as
shown in this report shows that the
total roll amounts to $110,90C44 ex
clusive of sheriff's assessments and
other discrepancies. Tho amount of
the roll as shown by tho county
clerk's statement was $108,135.46 or
a dlfferonco of $2,770.98. Wo can
not account for this error unless
thoro woro certain adjustments mado
on tho roll to tho sheriff without the
corresponding correction being made
on the clork'a certificate.
It will be noted from tho statement
of tho 1907 tax roll presented In this
report that the balance shown to bo
delinquent nnd uncollected on Janu
ary 1. 1914, amounts to $4,976.70
after charging tho sheriff with $110,-1
906.44 Instead ot $108,135.40 as
shown by the clork'a cortlllcato. ,
Thoro la no doubt In our mind that
thoro nre double assessments In tho
amount shown of $4,970.70 and thnt
when tho roll is thoroughly nunllzod
by tho Bhorllt'a office thnt tho actual
taxes collectable on this tnx roll will
bo but n small amount.
In connection with thta tnx roll
matter, wo advise thnt Crook county
has had Uh books audited for n groat
many yenra. Reports nre on tile from
a Mr. Dunlnp, Mr. Crnmlntl und Mr.
Wllsun In addition to tho moro re
Most of tho reports rondored by
those moil mado roforouco to tho cun.
dltlon ot tho tax rolls.
Wo quote from n report of Mr. Max
Cramlnll to tho county court of Crook
county dntud January ISO, 1909:
"To tho Honorable County Court,
Crook County, Oregon,
"I have audited tho accounts ot tho
rhorlff, clerk nnd county troniuiro'
(or tho period of tlmu from January
1, 1907 to Docoinlior 31. 1908, Inolu
Hive, and havo tiled with tho county
olerk tho usual statoinvntH of ac
counts of tho varlotm affairs, and
YOU WOULD NOT THINK OF USlNd A
POOR CEMENT IN CONCRETE WORK.
WHY WASTE OOOI). CEMENT IN 111ND1NO
TOGETHER PIECES OP CIAY. DIRT OR
VEGETABLE MATTER. YOU MIGHT JUST
AS WELL USB GLUE, AS FAR AS THE
STRENOTH ot tho WHOLE IS CONCERNED
VK CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH
WASHED HAND AND GRAVEL
OF THE PROPER MZES FOR
YOUR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
ASK FOR QUOTATIONS.
Bolton, Ruetenik & May
FRANK MAY, Mgr. "end, Ore.
Office with llolit. II. Gould, HcMchutCM
from which you will nuo thnt nil din
efopnnolos Imvo boon tuiUlml.
"You will soo from tho report" nn
tho various tux rutin that thu amount
ot sheriff's iibbphhiiioiiU nnd amounts
of itrrorn and wrongful ih"omiiiioiim
nru very large, amounting to on tho
roll of 1007 of thu first Hum to tho
mini or $10,598,41 ami $12,1:15.00 of
"Tlila shown tlio urgent nood of
ownership recordn of each tract of
lnnd In the county to uho iih a guide
to tho nsMossor In obtaining i correct
lint ot tho real estate, there In no
doubt but thoro ara still moro dis
crepancies In thin tiiutoHHimmti
"The roll ot 1900, also shown very
"A you will notice from tho ntnto
mont I havo mado there In $:iil.00O
uncollected tnxen on rolls of 1901 to
1U07, over $80,000 appearing ou tlio
rolls of 1U00 niul 1907, to havo thin
nu in of money properly put on u bantu
of nn nimut, It In almost necessary to
(Continued on hint piiK))
Just Right (or lliulimlio mill Ithoii-
Foley Kidney Plrtn nro no thor
oughly effective for linoknolie, rlioum.
ittlnm, nwollon, nulling Jiilntn, kidney
and bladder ulliiiontH that thny urn
recommended everywhere. A A '
Jeffords, Mctlrnw, Nelir., nays' "My
druggist recommended loley Kltlue '
Pills for palun In my buck, and livforo
I llulnhod ono bottle, my old 'roiiMn
entirely disappeared." I'littermm
Drug Co.- Adv, '
We have been
Remember we have
E. A. Sather
jD. D. D. Opens New Era
in Cure of SIdn Disease
Profor Budlenn'M case of eczema
wan known to almost etery hoaultal
and phynlclnn of reputation throuiniout
tho mate of Connecticut. JIIh tetter In
another Interentlnir tlemonntrntlon of
what la being aucnmpllihcd by tho
famous specino I). I). 1, l'reacrfptlon.
"It may bo of interest to you to know
that your llfe-ailn preparation. In
IX D. lrcrlntUin ItAjt lienn of Incut
culablo aluo to ma. 1 m covered
ylth ecxenia from head to root when
i iean umntr your romeuiea. i could
ret no relief olthouch I tried a thou
sand means. I applied but two hot
Uea of the Prescription: a euro wna
aSectod In a Very short time. In luaa
than ono month. rrof. C. 3, Iluiltonr,
South Lyme, Conn.
Aak any drucitlst today for D D. D.
Prowrlptfon. Iloll toll you It allays
tho Itch Instantly and soon thoro ofo
luna of euro.
Wo havo handled tho remedy for
yearn ami regard It aa the upeeina fur
akin trouble of all kind. Como In or
auk u about n. D. IX Preeerlpllon.
also about V. I. V. aoap poolalty
for tender aklna.
Wo offer tho drat full alio bottlo
on tho Kuaranleo that unleaa It atnpa
tho Itch at once. It conta you not a
PATTERSON DRU CO., Rend, Ore.
We have Two More Incu
bators Coming. The Eas
iest, Cheapest, Mot Scien
tific Way to Hatch Chicks
60 Egg Size $14-00
100 Egg Size $18.00
Building Material f
LUMBER, SHINGLES I
The Miller Lumber Company
Z,444441-44rt44 4 4 .
Wenandy Livery & Auto Co.
NEW AUTO TRUCKS
Will bo put on between Bend nnd Silver Lake April l.
BEND-LA PINE $3.06
BEND-FOKT HOCK $7.00
BEND-SILVEK LAKE.. J8.G0
will bo chnrged on nil Express and DuKKuKO.
' Bend Water Light Power Co.
YOU LOSE BY DELAY
. A beautiful sanitary bathroom is a permanent
investment nnd all the time you delay the purchas
ing of such equipment you are losing the use, the
benefits and satiofaction to be derived froip a mod
()laccd in your
lome with our
for sanitary laws
will be an econo
mic saving if
Let us estimate
on placing new
fixtures in your old
bathroom or on
making n service
able bathroom out
of that useless 6pare
J. J. RYAN