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Padding Valuations Alleged
at Meeting of State
(Dr United rim to The lttn.1 Itullrtln.)
SALEM. Oct. 3. Summary rc-
'moval of II. J. OTcrturf of llcnd and
O. B. Hardy of Itedntond as bonus
lonn appraisers for Deschutes county
was effected at n meeting of the state
bonus commission horo Monday, with
Oovcrnor Olcott presiding and nil
members of the commission present.
The removal of Overturf and
Hardy, It was stated, Is based on al
leged padding of appraisements of
real estate on which bonus loan np
plications arc based. The. entire mat
ter will bo made the subject of a
grand jury investigation. It was said.
Ovcrturf, who "was a member of the
last legislature and is a candidate tor
relcctlon, is charged with having a
personal interest in several parcels of
land on which tho values were
Investigation of Deschutes county
loan appraisals just completed by a
special representative of the bonus
commission is said to havo disclosed
n number of cases in which -the values
of property offered os security for
bonus loans have bceu kited.
Shortly after tho arrival of the
United Press story of the removal of
Overturf and Hardy from the county
nppraisal board, Overturf received of
ficial notification from the state com
mission, in a telegram dated Octo
"Commission at Its meeting today
revoked your appointment as ap
praiser for Deschutes county and
your authority ceased on this date,"
the commission wired. "You are di
rected to return to this office Imme
diately your certificate of appoint
went,, together with all reports now
in your hands, and to return to appli
cants all fees collected on reports not
forwarded to this office."
Overturf has but three appraise
ments which are incomplete and
which will have -to be. sent back to
the commission in. compliance with
"I will welcome a close fuvestiga-
tion of all the affairs of this appraisal
board, as far as I am concerned,'
Overturf said after being shown tin
United Press report of. thp bonus
commission meeting. "All I have
tried to do is to give the boys who
were entitled to a loan, a fair deal.
I have used my best judgment in this.
matter and havo nothing more to say
until I have full information as to
the operations of the commlslon."
RED CROSS SHOP
Ground Floor Location Proves Pop
ular Will Bo Open Sat
Great increase in the amount of
sales at the Red Cross shop was noted
on the opening day In the new loca
tion on tho ground floor in the old
Bend Water,, Light & Power Co. office
on Wall street. Sales amounted to
SlGtlia first afternoon.
The shop will be open on Saturday
nights from 7:30 to 9 o'clock, and
also on the evening of the 10th of
each month. It is open beginning at
1:35 o'clock on Wednesday and Sat
A "bat party" is to bo held at the
home of Mrs. V. A. Forbes, so that
the shop will havo new bats for sale
Wednesday. Further donations of
used clothing aro desired.
FAVOR RETENTION OF
Resolutions favoring the retention
of state accident compensation under
the present legislation, and efforts to
make It compulsory, were passed by
the state federation of labor at Its
meeting at Salem last week, roports
O. H. Uakcr, who attended from
Bend. Another resolution fuvored
(the proposed law to provide for tho
printing of school books by the state
nt cost. Tho convention was more
than usually successful, Halter stated.
WOMAN DIES AFTER
Mrs. Josephine Fehrcnbacher,
aged 33, died 'Sunday at tho St.
Charles hospital, of embolism, whlcl)
set In following a Caesarean section
which seemed entirely successful, the
child being In good health. Mrs.
Fehrenbacher's body was shipped
to Troutdale, Wash., for burial.
Mrs. Fehrcnbacher Is survived by
her husband, Frank J. Fehrenbacher
of the Ten Bar ranch, and by several
srrcs. rtwv rev
"We are gathered here tonight to
Inquire Into the drnth of a mutt sup
H)sed to be I A. Larson, commonly
called 'Slssle,' whoso skeleton was
found today In the Uluo Poppy mine.
As sworn ntid true members of the
coroner's Jury. I charge mid cqmtmtml
you lit the great name of the sovereign
state of Colorado, to do your full duty
lu arriving ut your verdict."
The Jury, half risen front the chairs,
some with their left bonds held high
above them, some with their right.
swore In mumbling tones to do their
duty, whatever that might he. The
roroner surveyed the asemhlne.
"First witness." he called nut:
Harry went forwnrd, clumsily seek
ing the witness rhnlr. He was ques
tioned regarding nothing more than
the mcro finding of the body, the Iden
tification by means of the watch, and
the notification of the coroner. Fnlr-
child wns culled, to suffer no more
from the queries of the Investigator
than Harry. There wns a pause. It
seemed that the lnn.uet was over. A
few people begnn to move toward the
door only to hnlt. The coroner's
voice had .sounded again:
"Mrs. Laura Itodulnot"
Prodded to hrr feet by the squint'
eyed man beside her, she rose und,
laughing til silly fashion, stumbled to
the aisle, her straying hair, her rngged
clothing, her b!g shoes and shuffling
gait all hlendlug with the wild, eerie
look of her eyes, the constant munch
ing of the almost toothless mouth.
Apiln she laughed. In a vacant, em
barrassed manner, as she reached the
stand and held up her hand fur the
administration of the oath. Fafrchlld
leaned close to his partner.
"At . least she knows enough for
"She knows a lot, that ole girl. They
say she writes down In a book every
thing she does every day. But what
can she be 'ere to testify to?"
The answer seemed to come in the
questioning voice of the cqroner.
"Your name, please?"
"Laura Ilndalne. Least, that's the
name I go by. My real maiden name
is Laura Masterson, and"
"Uodulne will he sufficient. Your
"I think It's sixty-four. If I had my
book I could teir. I"
"Yes, I keep everything In a book.
But It isn't here. I couldn't bring It."
"The guess will be sufficient In this
case. You've lived hpre a good many
years, Mrs Itodalne?"
"Yes. Around thirty-five. Let's see
yes. I'm sure It's thirty-five. My boy
was horn here he's uhout thirty and
we came here five years before that."
"I Iwlleve you told me tonight that
you have a habit of wandering around
"Yes, I've done that I do It right
along I've done It evpr since my hus
band and I split up that was Just n
little while after the boy wni born "
"Sufficient. I merely wanted to es
tablish thut fuct. In wandering about,
did you ever see anything, twenty
three or four years ago or so. that
would lend you to know something of
the death of the man Into whose de
mise we are Inquiring?"
"I know something. I know a lot.
Hut I've never figured It was anyhody's
business hut my own. So I haven't told
it. But I remember "
"What, Mrs. Itodalne?"
"The day Slssle Lnrsen wns sup
posed to leave town that was the day
he got killed."
''Do you remember the date?"
"No I don't reuiemher that"
"Would It Ije In your book?"
"No no it wouldn't be In my book.
"But you remember?"
"Just like as If It was yesterday."
"And what you 'saw did It give you
any Iden "
"I know what I saw."
"And did It lend to any conclusion?"
"What, may I nk?"
"Thut somcltody hud been mur
"Who and by whom?"
Olizy Laura munched nt her tooth
less gums for n moment and looked
again toward her husband. Then, her
watery, iilmost colorless eyes search
ing, she hegan a survey of tho hlg
room, looking Intently from one figure
to another. On and on finally to
reach the spot wlnlre stood Itohert
Fulrclilld und Harry, and there they
stopped. A I'.'im finger, knotted by
rheumatism, darkened hy sun and
wind, stretched out.
"Yes, I know who did It, and I know
who got killed, it was '.Slssle' Lursen
ho was murdered. The man who
did It wus a fellow named Thornton
Falrehlld who owned the mine If I
ain't mistaken, he was the father of
this young man"
"1 object I" Furrell, the attorney,
wuon his feet and strutting forward,
lamming hH tfdm-Hcamd lUsses lota
a "HH'hft its Hu Villi so. " i his "has
ceased to he nn Inquest; It tins re
solved itself Into some sort of nn In
"I fnll to see why." The coroner
had stepped down and wns facing htm,
"Why? Why jum'ro Inquiring Into
n death that happened mu'e Hum
twenty' years ago mid you're busing
that Inquiry upon the word of a wotu
nn who Is not legally aide to give tes
tlmnuv In any kind of it court or on
any kind of a rase! Have you any
further evidence upon the lines that
she Is going to give?"
"Then 1 demand that nil the tostl
liiony which this woman has given he
stricken out nml the Jury Instructed
to disregard It.
The otllelnl smiled.
"I think otherwise. The Jury Is on
titled to nil the evidence that has any
bearing on the case."
"Hut this woman Is entry!"
"Has she ever been adjudged so, or
committed to any asylum for the In
"No hut nevertheless, there- arc a
hundred persons In this courtroom
who will testify to the fact that she Is
mentally unbalanced and not n tit per
son to fasten a crime upon any man'
head by licr testimony. And referring
even to yourself, Coroner, have you
within the last twenty-five years. In
fnrt, since n short time after the blub
of her son, called her anything else hut
Crazy Laura? Has anyone else In this
town called her any other name? Man,
I apoal to your "
"What you say may be true. It may
not. I don't know. I only nm sure of
one thing that n person Is sane In
the eyes of the taw until adjudged
otherwise. Therefore, her evidence at
this time Is perfectly legal und prop
"It won't he as soon ns I can bring
nn action before a lunacy court und
cause her examination by a board of
Thot's something for the future. Id
that com: things might he different
But I can only follow the law, with
the memhers of the Jury Instructed, of
course, to accept the evidence for
what they deem It is worth. You will
proceed, Mrs. Itodalne. What did yoc
see that caused you to come to this
"Can't you even stick to the rules
and ethics of testimony?" It was the
final plea of the defonted Furrell. The
coroner eyed him slowly.
"Mr. Furrell," came his answer, "I
must confess to a deviation from reg
ular court procedure In this Inquiry,
It Is customary In nn Inquest of tills
character; certain departures from the
usual roles must lie made that the
truth and the whole truth he learned.
Proceed," Mrs. Uodulne, whut was It
Transfixed, horrified, Fulrrhlld
watched the mumbling, munching
mouth, the staring eyes and straying
white hair, the bony, crooked hands
as they weayed hefora her. From
those toothless Jaws a story was about
to come, true or untrue, a story that
would slain the name of his father
with murder. And that story now was
at Its beginning.
"I saw them together that afternoon
early," the old woman was saying. "I
came up the rond Just behind them,
and they were fussing. Iloth of 'cm
acted like they were mad at each oth
er, hut Falrehlld seemed to he the
"I didn't pay much attention to
them because I Just thought they were
fighting nhout some little thing and
that It wouldn't amount to much. I
went on up the gulch I wns gathering
fiowprs. After awhile the earth shook
and I heard a hlg explosion, from away
down underneath nie like thunder
when It's far away. Then, .pretty
soon, I saw Fulrclilld come rushing
nut of the mine, and his hands were
all bloody. He run to the creek and
washed them, looking around to pee
If anybody wus watching him hut he
didn't notice me. Then, when he'd
wushed the blond from his hands, he
got up on the roud and wrnt down Into
town. Later no. I thought I saw nil
three of 'em leave town, Fiilrchlld,
Slush; u;id n fellow named Ilarklus. So
I never paid any mom attention to It
until today. That's nil I know."
Sim stepped down then and went
hack to her sent with Squint Itodalne
and the son, fidgeting there again,
craning her neck as before, whltn
Falrehlld, son of a man Just accused
of murder, wiitched her with eyes fas
cinated from horror. The coroner
looked at n slip of paper- In his hand.
"William Ihirton," hu called. A mi
ner ctiiue forward, to go through the
usual formalities, und then he asked
, "Old you seo Thornton Fulrclilld on
the night he left Oliadl?"
"Yes, a lot of us iiaw him. He drnvo
nut of town with Hurry Uarkliis, und
a fellow who wc all thought was His-sloLurscu."
"That's nil, (lentleinen of the Jury,"
he turned his buck on tho crowded
room ami faced the small, worried-an-
pouring group on the row of kitchen
chairs, "you havo heard the evidence,
You will llml a room nt the right In
which to conduct your deliberations.'
Shuffling forms faded through the
door nt the right. Then followed long
moments of waiting, In whIMi Hubert
I'nlrchlld's eyes went to the floor, In
which ho strovo to avoid tho gumi of
"We, th Jury, Find That tht Dceaied
Cams to Hit Death From Injurlti
Sustained at the Hands of Thornton
every one In the crowded courtroom.
He knew what they 'were thinking,
that his father hud been a murderer,
and that he well, that he wus blood
of his father's blood. He could hear
the buzzing of tongues, the shifting of
the courtroom on the unstable chairs,
mid hu knew fingers went pointing ut
hi in. For once In his life he had nbt
the strength to fare his fellow men.
A qunrter of nu hour a knock on the
door then the six men cluttered forth
again, to hand u piece of paper to the
coroner. And he, adjusting tils glnssos.
turned to the courtroom and read:
"We, the Jury, find Hint the de
ceased came to his death from Injuries
sustained at the hands of Thornton
Fulrclilld, In or about tho mouth of
That wns all, hut It was enough.
The stain had been rlncod; the thing
which the white-haired man who had
snt by n window back In Indianapolis
had feared all his life had comu after
It seemed hours before the court'
room cleared. Then, the attorney at
one shle, Harry at the other, he start'
ed out .of the courtroom.
The crowd still was on the street,
milling, circling, dividing Itself Into
little groups to discuss the verdict
Through them shot scrambling fornii
of newsboys. Dazedly, simply for tht
sake of something to take his mind
from the throngs and the golp about
him, Falrehlld bought u paper mid
stepped to the light to glance over th
first page. There, emblazoned undel
the "ICxtra" heading, wus the story
of the finding of the skeleton In the
Illue Poppy mine, while beside It was
something which caused Kohert Fair
child to ulmost forget, for the moment,
the horrors of the ordeal which he
wus undergoing. It was a paragraph
leading the "personal" column of the
small, amateurish sheet, announcing
the engagement of Miss Anita Natalie
Illchmoiid to Mr. Maurice Itodalne, the
wedding to come "probably In the late
Falrehlld did not show the Item to
Hurry. There was little that It could
accomplish, and besides, hn felt that
his commdn had, enough to think
about. The unexpected turn of the
coroner's Inquest hod added (o the
heavy weight of Harry's troubles: It
meant the probability in the future of,
a grand Jury investigation and the
possible Indictment as accessory nfter
the fact In the murder of "SIsslo"
Lawn. Not that Fulrclilld hud been
Influenced In thp slightest hy thp tes
tlinony of Cruzy Lnurii; the presence
of Squint Itodalne and his son had
shown too plainly that they worn con.
netted In some way with 4L that, In
fact, they wero responsible; An op
portunlty had arisen for them, and
they had seized upon It. More, there
came tho shrewd opinion of old Moth
er Howard, once Falrehlld and Harry
had reached the hoarding house and
gathered lu thu parlor for their con
sultation: "Ain't It wluit I snld right In the
beginning?" Mother Howard licked.
"She'll kill for that man, If necessary.
It wasn't us hard us you think ull
Squint Itodalne had to do wan (o art
nice to her and promise her u few
things that he'll squirm out of later
on, and she went on the stand and
lied her bend off,"
"lint for a crazy woman "
"Lhiiru's crazy und alio ain't cruzy.
I've seen thut woman us sensible and
us shrewd as any suno wouiiln who
ever drew breath. Then again, I've
seen her when I wouldn't get within
fifty miles of her. (toothless only
knows what would happen to it person
who fell Into her clutches when she's
got one of thoso Immortality streaks
"One of Hindi what?" Hurry looked
up In surprise, .
"Immortality. That's why you'll
find her sneaking around graveyards
nt night, gathering herbs nnd Inking
them to that old liimsojm tliojionjfrfj.
villa rond, where alio lives, nnd brew.
Ing them Into some sort of concoction
that she sprinkles on the graves. Hlio
helluves that It's n sure system of
bringing Immortality to n person,
Poison Unit's uhout what It Is."
Hurry shrugged his shoulders.
"Poison's what she Is I" he ot
claimed. "Ain't It enough Hint. I'm ac
cused of every crime In the enleiidar
without 'or getting me mixed up In n
murder? And" this lime he loolied
nt ralrchlld with dolorous eyes
"'ow 'nt we going to furnish bond this
time, If the grand Jury liullrts me?"
"I'm afraid thorn won't be uny."
Mother Howard not her lips for a
minute, then straightened proudly,
"Well, I guess there will I It's bond
able and I guess I've got a few
things that are worth something and
n few friends that 1 run go to. I don't
see why I should he left out of every
thing, Just because I'm n woman!"
"Lor' lovi) you I" Hurry grinned, his
eyes showing plainly that the world
was again good for him nml that his
troubles, ns fur as it few slight
charges of penitentiary offenses wero
concerned, nmohntod to very little In
his estimation, Harry had u habit of
living Just for the day. Ami the sup
port of Mother Howard had wiped
out nil fut mn illtl'icnltlcs for him. The
fnrt Hint convictions might nwalt him
nnd that the heavy doors ill Canon
City might yawn for him made Utile
difference right now. llehlnd the great
bulwark of his mustache, his hlg lips
spread In n happy iinnmmivniont of
Joy, nnd the world wus pood.
Silently, Itohert Fnlrchlhl rone nml
left the parlor forlitsowii room. Some
way be could not force himself to
shed Ids dlllh';illes In the same light,
airy way us Harry. Looking buck he
could see now Hint his dreams had
led only to catastrophe. From the
very beginning, there had been only
trouble, only fighting, lighting, light
ing against Insurmountable odds,
which seemed to throw him ever
deeper Into the mire of defeat, with
every onslaught. The llodalnes had
played with stacked curds, and so far
every bund had been theirs. Fair
child suddenly realized that he was
nil hut whipped, that tho psycho
logical ndtiintuge wns nil on the side
of Squint Itodalne, his nonr-tind the
crazy woman who did their bidding
More, another hope hail gone glimmer
ing; even had the announcement not
come forth that Anita Illrbimind had
given her prnmlse to marry .Maurice
Uodulne. the ncthm of n coroner's
Jury that night had removed her from
hope forever, A son of a mnn who
bus been called a slayer bus little
right to love a woman, even If Hint
woman has it hit of ui) story about
her. 4 All things can be explained
but murder I
It wns growing late, but rulrchlld
did not seek hod. Instrnd he snt by
the window, staring opt nt the sluul
ows of the mountains, out at the free,
pure night, nnd yet nt nothing. After
n long time, the door opened, mid n
hlg form entered Hurry to stand
silent n moment, then In come for
ward und lay a hand on the other
"Don't let It get you, Hoy," he snld
softly for hlin, "It's going to come
out all right, Everything comes out
all right If you nln't wrong yourself."
"I know, Hurry. Hut It's an awful
tangle right now."
"Sure It l Hut It nln't ns If a sane
person 'ud said It ngnliisl oii. There'll
never be anything more to that; I'nr
roll'l 'live 'cr adjudged Insane If It
ever comes to nnj thing like that.
She'll never glvi' no more testimony.
I've been talking tvlth'lm 'e stopped
In Just after you cuine upstairs. It's
only u crazy woman."
"Hut they took her word for It,
Hurry. They bolloted her. And they
gave the tenllct against my father 1"
"I know, I wus there, right beside
you. I 'curd It. Hut It'll come out
right, somo way,"
Them was n moment if silence
then n gripping four at the heart at
"Just how crazy Is she. Harry?"
"F.r? Plumb daft I Of course, ns
Mother 'Owunl says, there's limes
when she's straight hut they don't
last long. And, If she'd given 'or les-
llmony In writing, Mother 'Ownrd
says It all might 'live been different,
and we'd not 'uve 'nil on) thing to
(To tin Continued.)
TEST IS A SUCCESS
Hood rosults worn obtained In tho
gopher poisoning demonstration nt
the Ilotz ranch Monday morning at
Alfalfa, conducted by Albert Swain,
government rodent control specialist,
It was reported by County Agricul
turist A. T, .McOonuld, Tun enthusi
astic fanncru attended tho test.
Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Building Material, Kiln
Dried Flooring and all kinds of Finish
SASH AND DOORS
COMPLETE STOCK of Si.nd.rd SU.
BROOKS-SCANLON L-UMBER CO.
Local Halo Ajfont, MILLKIl LUMJiKH CO,
PER ACRE COST
More Recent Tumalo Set
tlers Protect Against
Booking legal uilvlcn us to Um pus.
slhlllly of axcurliiK n loduollnn of tint
la tu applied to laud holders undue
sttitn development, it cummltteii lut v
Ing among Its luumhers 11, (. Sum
mons, It. iiurcti, Dr. J, H. Cutiiiiirn
mid J, W. Drown, Is representing it
large number of settlors on Ihu Tum
These nntllors nrn the newcomers
on Tiiiimlo lauds, and their water
rights lira Inter than thoso of thu
ranchers whoso holdings weru ac
quired from 'tho Ooliimhln Hmilhern
Irrigation Co, llocausn of Ihu later
duto of these water rights, the com
mission which recently apportioned
tho per aero cost (if tho present recla
mation program considered that tho
newcomers would derlvo greater
benefit than thoso who held slightly
prior rights obtained from tho Co
lumbia Southern, It was been tun of
this that the holders of more recent
rights mint stand a por acre chargit
of 51 per cunt of that assessed
ugulnst lands which will wholly bene,
lit, while holders of tho older right
uro given it in par cent rhuige In tho
report of thu commlslon.
A suit may ho tiled, It Is Intimated,
In an effort to lower the rata pro
posed for tho newcomers,
MARSH CLOSED TO
Sycnn marsh, n favorite duck hunt
ing roglon in Lake county, bus been
closed to hunting hy the cattle men.
becnusu of the danger to their ratlin
grazing there, reports C. Hall of the
I'nlon Oil Co., who returned Mon
day from n hunt with It. J, Woods,
n Portland ropresentntlvo of tho snmn
linn. They in ride a good hng of dunks
near tho Silver lake dam.
PWHT.SKIO.VAIi AMI Htmi.VKSS
Lee Thomas, Architect
nml Hugh Thompson
DesrhutoH Investment Hullding,
Wall Street, Hind, Ore.
R. S. HAMILTON
Attorney At Imtr
Itoonis 13-ir, First National
Hank Illdg. Tel. SI
(Dr, Ctm't I'ormtr OfTWt)
II . C. ELLIS
Attorney At Law
United Ktnles Commissioner
First National Dank Ilulldlug
Lec A. Thomas, A. A. IA.
Ilalrd Hullding Hunt!, Oregon
C. P. NISWONGER
Undertaker, Licensed Kmbnliner,
Phono 69-J Ilcnd, Ore.
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