The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, April 22, 1914, Page PAGE 8, Image 8

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TIIK UMNO IK'MiKTIN', IlKND. OUK., WKDNKSDAY, Arnili 82. 1614.
G. SPRINGER TO
J. W. FERGUSON
f
COUNTY JUDGE AFTER
RICHARDSON
Says Ittn Kcport on County Affair U
Prejudiced, Unfair, nnd n Number
of Other Things Itatl lllrcil On
High llccoiunt o n il n 1 1 o n a!
In n somewhat belated communi
cation Judge Springer hna snld many
unkind "things about the reyort of
John Y. Rlahardgpn. of tho Insurance
commissioner's oftlco. on county af
fairs sent out last month. So far as
the Insurance commissioner Is con
cornoil ho does not Intend to make
nny reply by reason of tho fact that
ho feels that no good can come from
any controversy between his depart
ment and county officials.
In ono paragraph of tho Judge's
letter he suggests that some of the
Bo-called Irregularities noted In Hall's
report, which tho judgo dofends, are
agreed to bo uch by the county at
torney and the assistant attorney.
Tho Bulletin has mado an effort to
learn Just what thoso "Irrogularltlos"
nro but as yot has boon unqblo to do
so. Elscwlioto In this paper cortaln
questions relating to the matter aro
addressed to tho Judgo which If an
swered, will throw much light on the
letter.
Tho letter In full Is as follows:
Prlnevllle, Oregon,
April 10, 1014.
Hon. J. W. Ferguson,
Stnto Insurance Commissioner,
Salem. Oregon.
Doar Sir:
I hopo you will pardon my delay In
writing to you regardlug errors, mis
statements and generally unsatisfac
tory work of your representative,
Mr. John G. Hlchanlsoa. as evidenc
ed In his report, vlx: "Report as to
controversy over county affairs as
based on a report made by certain
accountant employed by the oounty.
First misrepresentation.
The meeting of tax payers which
ho denominates "a certain fraction"
Was not a fraction but representatives
or every Industry oX political faith,
or former affiliations, a mass meeting
of about ono hundred who by their
delegations and petitions represent
ed a total of not less than four hun
dred. Second misrepresentation. (See ro
port.) ' "The accountants took thcr oils
and locked them up." Tho Sheriff,
tho abstractors, or any ono elso who
had any business with the rolls had
access to them at all times and it was
only after tho sheriff had entered the
YOUR
PARTY
The lnullcs of tho Presbyterian Church will bo pleased to meet you nt tlio Church
Parlors, Friday Kvcnlng, April lil, 11)11, nt H o'clock,
This birthday parly Is given to you,
TIs something novel, 'tis something now;
Wo send to each this little naok,
Plonso either sond or bring It back
With as many cents as you nro old;
Wo promluo tho numbor shall ne'er bo told.
Kind friends will bring us good things to oat
And Indies will furnish a musical trout,
Tho Indies with greetings, fraternal and hearty,
Ilcnd, Oregon. Feel suro you will cotno to your own birthday party.
M HB
room after ofllco hours and tnkon tho
rolls, that a night lock was put on tho
door.
Third. Ho criticises Hall In n way
calculated to convoy tho Idcn that
nail's statements were generally un
true. (Seo roport.) "It was stntod by
accountants that some of tho officials
wcro transacting the business of their
departments Illegally." Is it legal
to allow tax rolls to bocomo outlawed
ono nftor another? Then why at
tempt to excuse an officer who por
mlts It. Does not tho law require
tho property of dollnquonts after a
certain time be sold for taxes. Thon
why OX0U8O officials who aro rospon
slblo for past noglect In tho mnttor.
True, Sir. Ferguson, slnco examin
ing tho report of your representative
I doubted If I had road the law cor
rectly relative to tho duties of your
office. Hut from n close re-oxamlua-Hon
of tho stntuto I fall to (Uncover
anything In cither tho letter or spir
it of tho law which Indicates that you
aro to ubo liberally of soft soap and
whltowash.
Thero arc other Irregularities not
ed In Mr. Hall's report, which aro re
garded ns such, by our county attor
ney, In which yourself or Mr. Rich
ardson dare not take Issue; thon why
In tho name of good government
I (which your olUco Is supposed to os
jtabllsh) did not your representative
Mr. Richardson, commend tho work
and report of A, MoK. Hall & Co.
whero tho same was unquestionably
correct nnd beneficial, notwithstand
ing tho fact that he. Mr. Richardson,
Is an avowed enemy of Hull's.
Tho firm of A. McK. Unit & Co.
ALL FOR MEN
The Newest Spring Things
U 1 T
HOE
HIRT
Hats and Ties -
A. L. FRENCH
OKKGO.V STRKET, 1IKX1I, OltKGO.V
was employed on tho strength of rec
ommendation pronounced by tho
foremost business men In our county
to bo first class, also they nro com
mended by some of tho munt reliable
firms of Portland, backed up by past
officials of tho Rtato nt Illinois,
whence they formerly did such ser
vice. What concern then Is It to tho
taxpayers of Crook county whether
Mr, RIohnrdHou ns ho snys, "don't
go n dam uit Hull," or otherwise.
I, oh Judge of tho county, didn't
consider It any part of my business to
Inquire If tho applicant was n sweet
heart of tho Insuranre office. I simp
ly sought one llrm able and willing to
do whut this county Is greatly In
need of, vis: get rid of the oxtraVK
guueos and Irregularities which are
responsible for thu high, taxes, iiIho
to lino up to some extent fr tho uni
form system which your office Is stir,
posed to establish. Hut when I llnd
as I discover from Itlrhnrdson's re
port a disposition to furnish munici
pal whitewash to bury the glaring Ir
regularities so convincingly portray
ed In Hall & Co's. report, I conclude
you have olthor selected an Incompe
tent representative or your office Is
to be of little value ns an Innugurator
of better sorvlcu.
Yours very trulv,
0. SI'RINGKR.
PATHFINDERS FOR SOLDIERS
BACK FROM 1000 MILE TRIP
Rhodes nnd Cotilo Map Out Route
Front Tho Imlle unit I'iikciip
Find Vntley Itouds Very Poor
J. C. Rhodes nnd Ward II. Culilo
returned Monday evening nftor an
auto trip of oloso to 1000 miles, iiiudo
to Mocuro accurate data In cniiuortloii
with tho proposed march of the regi
ment of U. 8. Regulars from olthor
Tho Dalles or Kugeuo to llond this
summer.
Tho results of tho trip, according
to Mr, Rhodes, wus entirely satisfac
tory, Good camping places with
wntor worn located nt proper Inter
vals, and trniiNportatlon for the regi
ment's coiumlHsnry and Imngugo Is
readily arranged by railroad, If de
sired. A detailed report goes to Ad
jutant General Pliiior,
Leaving here April I), tho path
finders, In Rhodes' Ford ear, reunit
ed Tho Dalles on (he lltli. going via
Hhnnlko, Miuipln, Tygh Valley and
Dufur. Thence they wept to Purl,
land by boat, and from Portland (o
Kugeiio via Kaleiu. As far east as
they could get on tho MoKouile route
was McKeuilo HrldgH, whero the
ronda nro still Impassible wlih snow.
The trip back to Portland from Ku
gone was made through Indepen
danco and Corvallls, From The Dulles
to lleud wiih uoiiolliitml In ono day.
"If anyone thinks On n tin I Oregon
roads aro bad ho should try the Wil
lamette Valley nt this moiihoii," says
Mr, Rhodes. "I never saw worse go
ing; mud In hub deep. In compari
son, our roads nro dreams,"
FRANK H. GRANT lll'ltl!.
Frank H. (Irani, formerly city at
loruey of Portlnnd and now a can
dtdalo for the Hupuhllonn nomination
for attorney general, was In town
yesterday In tho Interests of his oiiii
dldiioy, Mr. Grant spoke euthunlns
tlcally of tho country. Referring to
local Irrigation mutters ho snld that
while not now sufficiently familiar
with local questions lo ntittu wkrtS
hla attitude on them would hitJ
elected ho was leady to give assur
ance that his policy would be not
to sit on the Desert l-aml Hoard mid
quarrel but to get out Into the coun
try and study the situation on the
ground.
NKW THIAh FOR MrDANIKh.
HAMC.M, April 21. -Tho Hupromo
Court has handed down n decision re
versing (ho decision of the Circuit
Court reached at Prliievltlo last May
In the case of thu Hints vs. Gnylord
McDanUI, then found guilty of mur
der In the second degree of his step
father. The reversal was based on
the erroneous admission of evidence
In tho declaration of Fnuiilo Porli,
mother of- McDaiiM and wife of the
murdered mn. This uecMwdtntes a
re-lrll of the rase next Heptember.
Y AUTO TRUCKS IN USE
Wciinmly Company IIiih New Machine
Ami Others ore Coming.
Hy the addition of new trucks to
the equipment of lines nfntilug out
of lleud the matter of freight trans-
'portntlon to Interior points Is In bet
ter condition than ever ifore. The
longest nuto truck Hue In the coun
try operate from here, and with the
Increasing settlement of the luerlor.
business Is growing at n rapid rat.
I The latest company to put s truck
in service is the Wenaiuly I.lvery Co.
The company's new two ton
Mack arrived In town Friday and Iftft
nt once with n load of freight for Sil
ver Lake. A truck which has seen
service hero In the past Is that of W.
P. Wray who has a one ton Federal.
It was run between Ilend and Hums
last summer and Is now on tho road
ngnln, Mr. Wray having returned to
town with It a short time ago.
Iu addition to those aro tho lines
oporatod by Furst Urnthors nnd II.
O. Ferris while others are understood
to be planning tho purchase of still
more for tho Interior business.
It conquors distance at lowest
cost. Think of it thousands of
Ford owners are traveling for" leas
than two cents a mile. The Ford
has given the freedom of the "open
road to the man of moderate in
come. Ftre humlred dollar Is tho n" of tits !onl
runabout; ths touring ear I five fifty; theUn
car seven rifty-f. o. l. Detroit, complete wlili
equipment. Got catalotr and jxirtloulnn from
George II. Hoover, liend.
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