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BKNI) 11ULLKTIN, HNXD, OBKGON, Tltl'ltfUlAY, HhTTKMllKIl SH, IOCS
TOM CARLON TO
Council Will Offer No Ob
jeetiou Believes School
Hope that tho city cuuncll will
offer no objection to tlto appointment
of Fire Chief Tom Cnrlon as truant
ofllccr was evpdesscd last week when
Cnrlon's name was suggested ami fa
vorably acted on by members of the
board of school directors In regular
session. Cm Jon was once before tru
nnt officer, but his resignation was
forced by the objection of council
members to tils serving In both enpn
cities. This time It Is believed that
no objection will bo mndo.
Need for another teacher at the
Kenwood school was reported by City
Superintendent Agcr.'.wlth the result
that Miss titholyn J. Hntheway was
ordered transferred from the camps.
Glen D. Turner of Monmouth was
elected to fill the vacancy which will
thus be created.
Following tho usual custom, the
board decided (hat Instructors should
bo paid twice tho first month. Need
of SO more desks, and of a piano at
the Junior high school were recog
nized. Tho desks wilt be purchased
but a piano will probably be rented.
Work ot an unusually practical na
ture will be offered tho classes In
civics this winter,! Superintendent
Ager stated when he announced that
tho budget which is to come up for
popular dlscusion on October S, will
be studied by Bend pupils.
Ileslgnatlon of three of the Janitors
was followed by appointment or Don
A. Slaughter for the Held school, C
L. Hlnman for tho Kenwood, and C.
J. Nicholson as assistant ot the Con
ARRIVES IN BEND
Iter. P. 15. Sibley, Former .Mission
r j- in Oil to Curry on Work
Berlin by 1'iinly
Iter. F. R. Sibley, recently named
pastor erf tho First Methodist Epis
copal church of Deed, arrived In
Bend last week, driving from Port-
' land by way of Sherman county, to
begin work here. He was accompa
nied by .Mi 8. Sibley and their daugh
ter, Virginia. An older daughter
entered Willamette university as a
freshman this week.
Sibley comes here from the Lents
Institutional church In Portland.
Other pastorates he has held in Ore
gon were at Joseph and Bnterprise.
He has been president of the Port
land Methodist Preachers' associa
tion, comprising CC active and retired
Methodist ministers, for several
months. He resigned that position
An attempt to carry forward
the work begun by Rev. J. Ed
gar Purdy, pastor for the last three
years, rather than to make changes
in the program of the church here,
will be Sibley's policy, ho stated.
Iter. Sibley Is a graduate of Mount
Union college, of Ohio, of New ,York
university, and of Drew Theological
seminary. His home, previous to
coming west, was at Akron, Ohio
lie spent six years as a missionary
at Nanking, China, returning to the
United States lnvl'9H.
Home Brew Lays Dust
Instead of Quenching
Thirsty Human Throats
Beer Intended for dusty
throats laid the dust In the road
at the side ot tho fire bouse this
at the side of the Are house
Saturday when Chief of Police
of Councilman J. S. Innes, emp
tied a tub containing seven gal
lons of brew which had reached
the limits ot its fermentation.
Four quart bottles of beer
turned out to be largely foam
when the tops wero removed.
The liquid had all been ob
tained In recent bosio raids,
which resulted In flues of $300.
Complaint Sfnde by Wrong Person
Under Suptcme Court Inter
pi elation of Statute
On motion ot Paul C. King, attor
ney for Beubon Shafford, a statutory
ehnrge on which Shafford was recent
ly held to tho grand Jury, has been
dismissed by Circuit Judge T. E, J.
A supreme court ruling holds that
In an action of the kind the com
plaint must have been made by the
-wife or husband ot tho defendant,
and becnuse tho complaint had not
been so made, District Attorney A. J,
Moore folt that It would be useless to
contest Klnfe'u motion.
They started forward then, making
their way through tho slime and silt
of the drift Mooring, slippery and wet
from years of Hooding. On on they
Progress had become Impossible. Be
fore them, twisted and torn and piled
about In muddy confusion, the tlm
hers of the mine suddenly showed lit
a perfect barricade, supplanted from
behind by piles of muck and rocky
refuse which left no opening to tho
chamber of the stoju? beyond. Har
v's carbide went high In the air, and
be slid forward, to stnnd a moment
in thought before the obstacle. At
place after place he surveyed It. flnully
to turn with a shrug of hi shoulder's,
"It's going to mean nioro'u a month
of the 'ordest kind of work, Boy," came
his final announcement. "'Ow It could
nve roved In like that Is more thnh
I know. I'm sure we timbered It
There was only one thing to do
torn buck. Fifteen mlmite.s more and
they were on the surface, making
their plans; projects which entailed
work from morning until night for
many a day to mine. Harry reached
for a new ax and Indicated another.
"We'll tut ties first," he announced.
And thus began the weeks of effort,
weeks In w-Jilch they worked with
crude appliances; weeks In which they
dragged the heavy stulls and other
timbers Into the tunnel nnd then low
ered them down the shaft to the drift,
two hundred feet below, only to follow
them In their counterbalanced bucket
and laboriously pile them nlong the
sides of the drift, there to await ue
later on. Weeks In which they worked
In mud and slime, as they shoveled
out the muck und with their gad hooks
tore down loose portions of the hang
ing wall to form a roadbed for their
It was it slow, galling progress, but
they kept at It. Gradually the tram
line began to take shape, pieced to
gether from old portions of the track
which still lay In the drift nnd supple
mented by others bought cheaply nt
that graveyard of miner's hopes the
Junk yard In Ohadl. At last It was
finished ; the work of moving the heavy
timbers .ecnmc easier now ns they
were shunted onto the small tram
truck from which the body had been
dismantled and trundled nlong the
rails to the rave-In. there to be piled
In readiness for their use. And finally-
A pick swung In the nlr, to give
forth a chunky, smacking sound, ns It
struck water-softened, spongy wood.
The attack ugnlnst the envc-in had be
gun. A foot nt a time they tore away
the old. broken, splintered timbers and
the rocky refuse which lay plied be
hind each shivered beam ; only to stop,
carry away the muck, and then rebuild.
Cold nnd damp. In the moist ulr of the
tunnel they lubored, but there wns a
Joy In It nil. Down here they could
forget Squint Itodnuie nnd his chalky
faced son; down here they could feel
that they were working twwnrd a goal
and lay aside the handicap which
humans might put In their path.
Day after day of labor and the In
dentation upon the cave-In grew from
n matter of feet to one of yards. A
week. Two. Then, as Harry swung
his pick, he lurched forward nnd went
to bis knees. "I've gone through !" he
announced In happy surprise. "I've
jone through. We're at the end of It!"
Up went Falrchlld'H enrblde. Where
the pick still hung In tho rocky mass,
a tiny hole showed, darker than the
surrounding refuse. There was Joy
In Harry's voice us he made u momen
"It's fulrly dry be'lnd there," lie an
nounccd. "Otherwise we'd have been
scrambling around in water up to our
necks. We're lucky thcye, uny'ow."
Again the attack nnd ngaln the hole
widened. At lust Hurry straightened.
"We can go In now," cmne finally.
"An! you willing to go with mo?"
"You mean 7"
But Harry stopped him.
"Let's don't talk about It till we
'ave to. Come on."
Silently they crawled through the
opening, the silt and Hue rod; rattling
uhout them as they did so, to come
upon fairly dry earth on the other
side, and to titart forward. Suddenly,
ns they walked along, Harry took the
lead, holding Ills lantern far nheud of
him, with one big hand behind it, as
thpugh for n reflector. Then, Just us
suddenly, he turned.
"Let's go out," came shortly.
"It's there I" In the light of tho
lantern, Harry's faco wns white, his
big lips livid. "Let's go"
But Fnlrchtld stopped lilim
"Hurry," he said, and thero wns de
fcrmlrntlon in his voice, "If It's there
wo'vo got to fate It, Don't you
think thut certain pooplo would make
an Investigation If wo should happai)
to quit the mine now?"
"F.xaotly. And how much worse
would It be for them to tell the news
than for usl"
"Nobody 'as to tell It " Harry was
staring nt his carbide linn "(hero's
"But we can't take It, Hurry. In
my father's letter was the statement
that ho made only one mistake that
of fear. I'm going to believe lilm
and In spite of what I Und hero, I'm
going to hold him Innocent, and I'm
going to be fair and square and ahovc
boanl about It all. There's nothing on
my conscience mid I know that If my
father had not made the inlstnke of
running away -when ho did. there
would have Been nothing on bis."
Harry shook Ids head.
"12 couldn't do much else. Boy. Ito
dnlne was stronger In some ways then
than he Is now. That was In different
dnys. That was In times when Squint
Bodalne could 'avo gotten a 'undrcd
men together quicker'!) a cat's wink
and l.vuchcd u mini without Mm 'avlng
a trial or anything. And if I'd been
your fatheri I'd ao done tho sumo as
"o did. I'd 'avo run, too Vd 'ae paid
for It with 'Is life If V didn't, guilty or
not guilty. And' bo looked sharply
townnl the younger man "you say
to go on?"
"Co on." said Falrrhlld, and he
spoke the words between tightly
clenched teeth. Harry turned his light
"Look There Over
by the Foot
before him, nnd once
It with his hlg hand,
A step two,
"Look there over by
Falrchtld forced his eyes In the di
rection designated and stared Intent
ly. At first It appeared only like a
succession of disjointed, broken
stones, lying In straggly fashion nlong
the footwall of the drift where It
widened Into the slope, or upward
slant on the vein. Then, It enme forth
clearer, the thin outlines of something
which clutched at the heart of Hubert
Fulrehllil, which sickened him, which
caused him to fight' down a sudden,
panicky desire to shield his eyes and
to run a heap of age-denuded bones,
the scraps of a miner's costume still
clinging to them, the henvy shoes pro
truding In comlcully tragic fashion'
over bony feet; a huddled, crumped
skeleton of a human being I
They could only stand and. stare nt
It this reminder of n tragedy of u
quarter of ii century ngone. Their
lips refused to utter the words Hint
strove to travel past them; they were
two men dumb, dumb through n dis
covery which they had forced them
selves to face, through a fart vyhlch
they hoped riga'lnst, each more or less
silently, yet oil sure must, sooner or
Inter, come before lliein. And now It
was here. .
And this was the reason t lint twen
ty jours before. Thornton Fnlrchlld,
white, grim, had nought Hie aid of
Hurry and of Motlypr Howard. This
was the reason that n woman hud
played tho part 'of n man. to all
appearances onty one of three disap
pointed minors' seeking i new Held.
And yet f
"I know what you're thinking." It
was Hnrr,v' volco. strangely hoars')
and wenl;. "I'm thinking the samo
thing. But It mustn't be. Dead men
don't always mean they've tiled In a
wye to cast reflections on the mun
that was with 'em. Do you get what
I mean? You've said " und he looked
hard Into tho crumped, sufcrlng face
of Itnbert Knlrrlilld "Hint you wero
going to 'old your father Innocent.
So 'in I, Wu don't know, Boy, whit
went on 'ere. And we've got to 'ope
for the host."
Then, while Falrrhlld stood motion
less nnd silent, the big ('ornlslimmi
forced himself forward, to sit imp by
the side of the heap of holies which
once had lopreseuted u mull, to touch
gingerly lie clothing, und then to
bend nearer and hold his carbide close
to some object which Fulrchllil could
not sec. At last he rose anil with old,
while features, approached his part
ner. "The appearances arc against us."
came quietly. "There's u Vie In 'Is
skull Hint it Jury'll say was mndo by
a single Jack. It'll seem like some
one 'ml killed Mm, uml then caved In
the mliio with it box of powder. Hut
V gone. Boy our father I mean.
'12 can't defend 'Imself. Wo'vo got to
take 'Is part."
"Mnj be " Kalrchlld was grasping
at, the Dual straw "maybe It's not
Hie person we believe It to be at all.
It might be somebody else who had
come In hero and set off a charge of
powder by accident and "
But tlm shaking of Harry's head
stilled the momentary ray of hope.
"No. I looked. Then1 was a watch
all covered with mold and mildewed.
I pried It open. It's goi Lai sen's
name Inside 1"
Again there wns a long moment of
silence, while Harry stood pawing at
his mustache and while Hubert Fair
child sought to summon the strength
to do the thing which was before him.
All the suddenness of tho old days
had come buck to him, ghosts which
would not be driven away; memories
of a time when he was the grubbing,
though willing slave of it victim of
fear of a man whose life hud been
wrecked thniugh terror of the day
when Intruders would break their way
thnnigh the debris, and when tho dis
covery would be made. And It had
remained for Hubert Fulrchllil, the
son. to llnd the hidden secret, for lilm
to come upon the thing which had
caused the agony of nearly thirty
years of suffering, for htm to face the
alternative of again placing that grue
some llud Into hiding, or to square Ids
shoulders before the world und take
There was no time to lose In making
his decision. Beside lilm stood Harry,
silent, morose. Before lilm Fulr
chllil closed Ids eyes In an attempt to
shut out the sight of It. But still It
was then, the crumpled heap of tat
tered clothing and human remains,
the awry, heavy shoes still shielding
the lleshless bones of the feet. He
turned blindly, bis hands groping la
"Hnrry," b called. "Harry! (let
me out of here I can't stand It '"
Wordlessly the big man came to bis
side. Wordlessly they made the trip
back to the hole In the rave-In and
then followed the trail of new laid
track to Hie shaft. I'iiip- the trip
so-mod endless as they Jerked ami
pulled on the weighted rope, Hint
their shaft bucket might travel to tho
surface. Then, at the mouth of the
tunnel, Hubert Fulrchllil stood for a
long lime staring imt river the soft
lulls and the radiance of t lit- snowy
range, fur nway. It gave lilm a new
strength, a new determination. Ills
eyes brightened with resolution. Then
he turned to the faithful Hurry, wait
ing In the background.
"There's no use trying to evnde any
thing, Harry. We've got to face the
music. Will you go with me to notify
the coniner or would you rather stay
Silently they trudged Into town and
to Hie little undertaking shop which
also served as Hie olllce of the coro
ner. They miide their report, then ac
companied the olllcer, together with
the sheriff, bnrk to the mine und Into
Hie drift. There onco more ihey
(lumbered through the hole In tho
cave-In and on Inward the beginning
of the slope. And there they pointed
out their discovery
A wait for the remainder of that
day a day that seemed ages long, n
day In which Hobert Fnlrchlld found
himself facing the editor of the Iluglo,
and telling his story, Harry hosldo
htm. But he told only what he had
found, nothing of the past, nothing of
the while-haired man who had waited
by the window, cringing nt the slight
est sound on Hie., old, vine-chid veran
dn, nothing of the letter which lie had
found In the dusty safe. Nothing was
asked regarding that ; nothing could
bo gained by telling It, In the heart
of Hobert Falrrhlld was the convic
tion that somehow, some way, his fa
ther was Innocent, and In his brain
was n determination lo fight for that
Innocence as long as It wns humanly
possible. But gossip told vvliut he did
There were those who remem
bered tho departure of Thornton Fair
child from Olindl. Thorn wero others
who recollected perfectly Hint In the
center of the rig was a man, appar
ently "Slssle" Larson. And they asked
questions. Tboy cornered Hurry, they
shot their queries at lilm one lifter
another. But Harry was iiilnmanl
"I ain't got anything to syol And
there's tin end to it I"
Lute that night, us they were en
gaged nt their usual occupation of re
lating Hut varied happenings of tho
day to Mother Howard, there camo u
knock at the door. Instinctively. Fulr
chllil bent toward her;
"Your name's out of this us long
She (.mllcd In her mothering, know
ing way. Then she opened the door,
there lo find n deputy from the
They've Impaneled n Jury up nt tho
courthouse," ho announced. "The
coroner wants Mr, Fnlrchlld nnd Mr.
Hnrklns to come up thero und tell
what they know about this heru skele
ton tliey found,"
Tl Wiis tfiu expect ed. The two men
went forth, to llnd Hie street nlioitt
the courthouse thronged, for already
the news of Hie lluillug of the skele
ton hail traveled far, even Into the
little mining campii whjih skirled Hie
town. Kvorjvvliero were blitck crowds
under the faint street lumps, Tho
liasemeut of the courthouse was Illu
minated: und lliere were clusters of
curious persons about the stairways.
Through (ho Hirougs sinned Harry
uml Fulrchllil, only to be drawn aside
by Fnrrell, the attorney.
"I'm not going lo take a pint In
this unless 1 have to," lie told them,
"It will look hotter for ou If It Isn't
necessary for" mo to uiiiko an appear
unco. How do you Know but what
Thornton Fnlrchlld was attacked by
Hits man and forced to kill In self-defense?
It's a penitentiary offense for
n man to strike another, without suf
ficient Justification, beneath ground.
And had Slssle l.ursen oven so much
ns shipped Thornton Fnlrelilld, that
mnn would luive been perfectly Justl
tled In killing lilm to protect himself,
tlulde yourselves accordingly and 1
will he there only as a spectator, un
less events should necessitate some
They promised and went on. some
whut calmer In mind, to edge their
way to the steps and lo enter the
basement . of the courthouse. The
comncr nnd Ids Jury, composed of six
minors picked up !iiiplinf.iird along III"
street according to tho custom of
coroners In general were already
present. So was every person who
possibly could cram through tho doors
of the big room. To lliein nil Fulr
chllil pulil llllto attention -nil but
Tboy were on n back soul In the
long courtroom Squint HodnTiio and
his sou, chalkier, jet blacker than
over, while between them sat an old
woman with white luilr which strag
gled uhout her cheeks, a w email with
deuii-set eyes, whose hands wandered
now nnd tlu-t vaguely before her; a
wrinkled woman, lldgetlng about on
her sent, watching with craned neck
(hose who stuffed tbolr way within
the nlri-ndy crnmmid room, her cjos
never still, her (Ips moving constant
ly, as though mumbling romo never
ending role. Fnlrchlld stored at her,
then turned lo Harry.
"Who's Ihal with the Hislaliies?"
Hurry lnokrd furtively. 'Vrory
l.niirn bis wife,"
"And she ain't "ore for anything
good!" Ilurrj's voire hole u tone of
nervousness, "Squint Itodnlne don't
even rerognlie 'or on tho street - much
less appear In company with 'or.
.Something's 'npponlug I"
"But what could she testify to?"
""Ow should I know?" Harry said
It almost petul.intly, "I didn't even
"Oyo)!. oyeit, oye.!" It wns Hut
bailiff, unlng a regular dlstrlci-coiirt
Introduction of the fact Hint an In
quest wns uhout to be held, The crowd
ed room sighed uml settled. The coro
ner. JVleP'.-eil forwnr'Jt
SELLS INTEREST IN
Tho Interost of W. O. Host in tho
vulcanizing shop In connection with
Hubblu's service station bus been pur
chuHod by S. W. Hubble, J. F. Papa
will bo in charge. Best will open a
similar shop in his old location nt
Frenchlo's stage station,
Bullotln Want Ads bring results
Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Huilding Material, Kiln
Dried Flooring and all kinds of Finish
SASH AND DOORS
COMPLETE STOCK ol St.nd.rd Sire
BROOKS-SCANLON LUMBER CO.
Local Hales A((ent, MILMUt LUMHMU CO,
I Veil Lock ley Willi's of Hob LotvoN
I.VM of lleiiil, In Lust Issue of
lloh Lovvollyu of Hand, veteran
trapper of tho Central Oregon coun
try, In tho liinplrntltm for u pag" and
otio-half Illustrated artlclii aVpearlng
In (ho last Ihsud of tho American
niiii-iiilno, Fred l.ooliloy of tho Oio
1:011 Journal Is tlm author. I.owel
lyn's experiences In Alaska and Ore
gon a in sketched, nnd soino of liM
rnmarkablo catches of furs nro men
tion by Lock ley. Illustrations show
glimpses of Lowcllyn biding behind a
six mouths' growth ot beard, unit of
tho log buildings at l.lttlo Lava lake,
where he formerly resided.
Tho article. Is published under tho
magntlnn's heading, "Interesting
MAN HURT WHILE
RUNNING AT TANK
While playing "lag" with several
companions In mid around the swim
ming lank at the American Legion
building Friday evening lit 15 : .1 0
o'rlork, Tom Phillips of I'rlnuvlll"
struck his bend on a pipe ami wus
knocked down, landing on his head
us ho full, lie was knocked unconsci
ous, remaining In that condition for
an hour. Ho Is reported to he out of
IS OPERATED ON
Tom Foley, formerly rook nt Our
Cascade rooming house hut now n
county prisoner, having been held to
the grand Jury on two cliarges of as
sault with Intent to kill, wus operated
on at tho St. Charles hospital Satur
day for appendicitis. A guard will tin
placed over Mm ns soon a he hit re
covered illlllrlcntly to make It Hums
wiry. Sheriff H. B, Huberts slated to.
ilulletlii Want Ads bring results
I'HOFIMKIO.VAL AND IIFSINIISH
Lee Thomas, Architect
noil Hugh Thompson
Deschutes Investment llulldlng.
Wall Street, lleiid, Ore.
R. S. HAMILTON
Mini lie)' At I .n if
Booms 13-Ifl First National
Hnuk llldg, Tel. SI
(Or. Ctw's I'unner Offirs)
II. C. ELLIS
Attorney At Law
United Hi ii lis Commissioner
First Natlonnl Bank Building
Lcc A. Thomas, A. A. IA.
llulrd Building Bond, Oregon
C. P. NISVVONGER
Undertaker, Licensed Finbaliiicr,
' Lndy Assistant
Phono B9-J Bond, Oro.
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