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APRIL 17, 1903
Some one of our great men hns
said that keeping everlastingly at
it brings success.
We intend to keep everlastingly
nt the postal money order depart
ment of our government in order
that they may sec the suitability
and utility of starting a money
order office at Deschutes. We nre
nlso going to mention the need of
n daily mail, so that hereafter we
won't be receiving lust Sunday's
Orcgonian on next Sunday or later.
We also want telephone connection-
with the world. Here is a
smallpox epidemic next door, at
Princvillc, and the only news we
arc able to get concerning it is re
ports brought by word of mouth by
.someone who Has Heard some one
else say tuat a friend of his heard
that a man in Princvillc had some
thing that looked like smallpox. If
wc had a telephone we could find
out what the matter was, and could
take all the necessary precautious.
As it is, wc don't know what to do
or how to do it.
The business men here ought to
take hold of these things in a deter
mined, business-like manner, and
have them put through. Every
modern convenience that is added
means an extra inducement for peo
ple to come here, and of course
means increased business for all of
us. Get in and dig, and don't al
low yourselves to fall into the con
dition of come towns and commun
ities in the Willamette Valley
which we could name.
If we get a telephone here the
Silver Lake people will not be slow
about building a connecting line,
and from there to Lake view is al
ready a telephone in full operation.
Don't go to sleep, neighbors.
The good citizens of Bend pre
'cinct had better lay in a goodly
supply of disinfectants, and use all
ordinary precautions and safeguards
against the smallpox epidemic
which has been raging in the coun
try between Shaniko and Princ
villc. As yet no case has appeared
. in or around Bend, but the dread
visitor is apt to poke his head in at
any time, even though the state
veterinarian was in Princvillc and
said that there was no need of n
quarantine. We are not doing this
as a bit of free advertising for the
Priueville druggists, as it may be
necessary to sterilize the disinfec
tants we send for; but we want to
warn the people so that we may
nut contract the dread disease while
we are without a doctor or a drug
Mr. A. E. Reames, of Jackson,
was nominated for representative by
the Democrats of the first district
on the first ballot. Mr. Reames is
a son-in-law of the late Thos. II.
Tongue and is a very popular
young man. He will undoubtedly
poll the full Democratic vote, but
will not bother Mr. Hermann much
in the race for congress.
We would like to register a No. 9
kick at the lack of expedition in
transmitting the paper mail south
of Priueville during the last .three
weeks. The daily Oregon ian might
as well be published semi-monthly
for all the good it does us, and we
jieed it every day and more
anybody else can, for the reason
that the news therein is indispens
able to a country newspaper which
is without telegraphic or telephonic
communication with the outside
world. If there is sickticss in the
postmaster's family at Princvillc, of
course wc do not expect things to
run ns smoothly ns clockwork; but
when others here get their paper
mail and wc do not, it looks like
lax methods prevail in the office.
The Deschutes office is by every
thing right and proper entitled to a
daily mail; but since wc do not
have that wc would like more
prompt results from the present in
sufficient tri-wcckly service. As it
is, wc await patiently the arrival of
last Wednesday's Oregoninn, ten
days old now, and those published
since that day.
Recent Wireless Telegraphy Develop
The amazing success of Signor
Marconi,' in crossing the Atlantic,
has stirred up a host of rivals, and
between this country there are now
a dozen or twenty systems strug
gling for precedence. And the law
suits have begun.
In this country the dc Forest
company is suing the Marconi com
pany for n million dollars damages
for certain statements said to have
issued from the Marconi company.
The latter replies by a suit for in
fringement against the de Forest
company, and asking that the lat
ter company remove itself from the
earth. It is to be noted that if the
Marconi company's claims are up
held, this will raise hob with any
system employing the coherer prin
ciple as a receiver ol the messages.
The dc Forest receiver operates on
an exactly opposite principle, how
ever, and there seems little likeli
hood that it will be shut out.
In Germany the Slaby-Arco and
the Braun systems have found a
clash, with a recent victory for the
latter, that it does not infringe the
Slaby-Arco devices. In France the
government has practically confis
cated wireless telegraphy, so that
the stock-boomers there have not
had much of a chance. Italy.proud
of its native genius, seems to have
taken up with Marconi, and the
English government has also equip
ped many of its warships with Mar
coni instruments. In America the
lead in this line seems to have been
secured by the dc Forest company,
both the war department and the
navy having, after competitive
trials, given the contracts to the lat
But by far the most interesting
point is the question of transatlan
tic signalling. Marconi's recent
messages across the Atlantic were
secured by means of what he calls
a magnetic detector. For long-distance
work, the old coherers broke
down. This magnetic detector,
which seems to be far more sensitive
than any form of coherer, is the in
vention of Professor Rutherford, of
Toronto, and was exhibited as far
back as 1897. It seems to have
been taken up independently by Sir
Oliver Lodge, in England; by Mar
coni; and by Prof. R. A. Fessenden
of Washington. Their patent ap
plications, now pending, arc in in
terference. It is said, however,
that Professor' Fessenden offers
proof of his invention, or improve
ments, a year in advance of Mar
coni's application. If this is true,
and Fessenden wins, the Marconi
company can do business across the
Atlantic only with Professor Pes
seuden's permission, for so far no
other forth of receiver has been
shown capable of taking signals
sver such a distance.
At present the practical difference
between all the different "systems"
narrows down to the question of re
ceivers, But rrot. Ferdinand Braun
of Strassburg, Qermany, anuounc-
ed recently that he had found a new
method of sending the electric
waves, in any desired volume, and
directed to a given point of the
compass. These arc very broad
claims, and further details nre be
ing awaited by scientific men with
the deepest interest. Professor Pu
pin, of Columbin, credits Professor
Braun with having done the most
valuable work in wireless telegraphy
after Marconi. Anything he Ihih
to say, therefore, will be resjwet-
fully listened to. The sparking
method of producing the electric
waves docs seem rather crude dc
vice, and wc might hear any day of
anew method which would quite
Meanwhile, what is going to hap
pen when n dozen different systems
arc shooting up poles and bombard
ing space with electric waves? It
cannot but mean the most hopeless
confusion. There can le 110 mon
opoly in wireless telegraphy. That
is settled. The field Ls free to all
comers. Anybody with a common
alternating dynamo or an induction
coil can set up for business, or to
upset somebody else's business.
Tuning, or syntouy, is no doubt
possible within limits, but nt pres
ent these limits arc vague'. With
any extensive use of wireless, there
is bound to be a mix-up, and 11 gay
What will the lawyers do? No
body knows much about the ether,
and nobody less than they. Will
they ask the legislatures for wire
less franchises? So far as anyone
can sec now, that is the only thing
that can make wireless telegraphy
a practical business proposition.
The alternative is that the govern
ment should take it over, as France
has already done. Harper's.
Mow Prlneville Had Smallpox.
As an instance of how the news
travels we give an accurate account
of the spread of smallpox at Princ
villc during the week just passed,
as word was brought to us from
day to day:
Wednesday It wasn't smallpox
at all; only the 'dobc itch.
Thursday One severe case; doc
tors agreed it was smallpox; got
laughed nt by the citizens; doctors
didn't know nothin', nohow.
Friday County officers taken
down with it; citizens were scared,
and, still doubtful, admitted it
might be smallpox, but didn't look
like it. Perry Poindextcr refused
to allow his hotel to be quarantined.
Saturday Twenty-seven cases in
town; yellow flannel at a premium;
Perry was finally overcome and put
in county jail while the Poindextcr
was formally closed to the public.
Sunday Ninety cases; citizens
panic-stricken; wired for the state
health officers. Physicians making
all kinds of money vaccinating ev
Monday One hundred and sixty-two
cases, including six dogs,
one probably fatal; marshal ordered
to shoot the dogs, and take steps to
allow no one to leave or enter the
city; not even nobody. U. S. mail
quarantined and fumigated.
Tuesday Two hundred and ten
cases; using orange bunting for
keep-away flags. Seventeen state
health officers arrive; pronounce it
the worst form of smallpox, and
call an immense mass meeting of
available citizens to take steps to
stamp it out and facilitate spread of
Wednesday Three hundred and
twelve cases; fair grounds turned
into a pesthouse; many doctors and
trained nurses from all over the
state present; seven deaths and five
more expected at any moment; ton
of foruialdehyde and 1000 vaccine
points ordered; typhoid- germs dis
covered in the city wells; health
officers, terror-stricken, flee from
the doomed city. -
ThursdaySeven cases, one very
serious, rest mild. ' '"
LARGE AND COMMODIOUS WAREHOUSE.
Prompt attention paid to thoic who favor me with their patronage.
Shaoiofrineville Stage Line
(1. M. COHNItrr, MANAOICH. v
Leave Shaniko 6 p. m. Arrive Princvillc 6 a. tn.
" Princvillc t p. in. " Shaniko 1 a, nt.
First-Class Accommodations for (lie Traveling Public
PASSENGER AND FREIGHT RATES REASONABLE.
Wholesale and Retail Liquor House
Plnent tlrandn of Llmiom nnd Cigars.
PRINEVILLE-SILVER LAKE STAGE LINE.
DICK VANDEVERT, Prop.
Carrying U. S. Mail and Passengers.
Leaves Princvillc Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Freight and
Passengers wayhilled for Ilcnd, Lava, Holland, nnd Silver Lake. Good
rigs, careful drivers.
C. I. WINN UK, Agent.
CALL ON HIM. PRICKS RIGHT.
BOOTH & C0RNETT,
Stock boarded by the day, week or month.
Fine Teams and Rigs, and Reasonable Rates.
First-class Facilities for Handling Locators and Commercial Travelers.
Quick Service and Satisfaction Guaranteed,
Columbia Southern Hotel.
RATES FROM $1.50 UP, PER DAY.
Hot and cold water on both floors. Baths for the use of guests.
Every modern convenience at hand.
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The dinirig room, under the direct supervision of Mr. Kceney, is, a
very model oi taslcful, spotless elegance, and the service is equal to any
in the state.
All stages arrive at and leave the
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Two Doom South of Hank,
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