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APRIL 34, 1903
VOT I)K. rURKINS' FAULT.
Under the caption of "A Fatal
Mistoke," the Times-Mountaineer
roasts Dr. Perkins for alleged in
coiupctence in diagnosing the first
case of smallpox at Shaniko ns n
case of poison onk, and suggests
that as "the doctor is responsible for
the spread of the contagion he
should -sequestrate himself and his
license be revoked.
Now, while the Bulletin docs not
set itself up as a defender of Dr.
Perkins, not knowing anything
about the matter, it seems to us
that i( is hardly fair to blame him
for the spread of smallpojc all over
Eastern Oregon. A card published
in the Orcgonian signed by nearly
all the business men of Shaniko ex
onerates Dr. Perkins of all blame in
the case, and that should go a long
way towards rehabilitating him in
the eye of the world.
The true facts in the matter arc
A man by name of Miller ar
rived at Shaniko about a month ago
with a well-developed case of small
pox, from which he subsequently
died. Where he caught the dis
ease will probably never be known.
But Mr. Miller, a few days before,
rode all the way from Silver Lake
to Shaniko with his face broken'
out, and stopped at all the .eating
places along the route, until the ex
posure during his trip aggravated
'. the c?se until it cut him off. It is
. reasonable to suppose that he left a
trail of infection in his wake, and
that the cases in Shaniko, Prine
villc, and other points, are the di
1 red result of such infection. The
mischief was done before Dr. Per
kins took the case, and, indeed, be
fore the patient left Prineville.
Therefore we deem it an injustice
to blame the doctor. The patient
was isoluted as soon as it was pos
sible to do so, yet the disease began
to appear in several places in a very
'.short time afterwards.
It is also reasonable to presume
that the end is not yet. Alarmist
reports are not always based on in-
. telligent understanding of smallpox
and its twin, varioloid, and should
generally be regarded with suspic
ion; yet we earnestly pray that you
' 'be careful. While we are not pre-
pared to say whether or not the re
cent cases in our neighborhood
were caused by the smallpox germ
it being impossible to secure the
services of a physician it was cer
tainly a contagious eruptive dis
ease, though harmless and very
mild. If it was smallpox, and that
Is not altogether unlikely, then it
may yet innoculate unvaccinatcd
persons with terrible malignity, if
not fatality. So, before it is too
late, disinfect your premises 'and be
vaccinated. If a doctor's services
cannot be secured, get some vaccine
points and vaccinate yourself. We
are glad to 1m; able to bay this ad
vice, with regard to disinfection,
has already been anticipated by sev
eral in this vicinity, and their ease
- of mind since is remarkable.
It should be remembered that
while vaccination does not by any
means prevent smallpox from ap
pearing, Mind is occasionally fol
lowed by severe illness, it prevents
a fatal termination, and secures to
the vaccinated patient only a very
mild form of this otherwise loath
preserving his or her beauty.
So get vaccinated. There is no
other way to prevent its spread.
Uncle Sam will not nllow the nuiils
to be held up, except by common
consent of every recipient of n let
ter on the line which could never
be gained.; nor do we want to see
the passenger uml freight tmfhe
stopped, especially the lntter, for
this is the time of yenr when iso
luted ranchers arc laying in much
needed supplies. The remedy, or
palliative, lies with yourselves.
In the coming eighteen months
the Amorionu people may be put to
n test; there cannot be the slightest
doubt that there is at the head of
this nation a man schooled to prac
tical wisdom in practical life; brave
and efficiently brave, as he is wise;
earnest, direct, sham-hating yet
passionately patient in great crises,
and above all a man erect, bowing
to no muster, abject only to his con
science. This is a man after the
fashion that the people have created
in their hearts as on ideal for thirty
years and found him only in their
hopes. ' Such a man is sure to cross
the purposes of men who live by
devious ways as a merciless fire is
sure to burn tinder. No diplomacy,
no tact, no kindness of heart, no
Christian charity can save him from
giving offense to those who live in
darkness, and if he should put
peace, even party -peace or peace in
the nation, above duty, he would
sink to the mediocre level of a skil
ful politician. The test' will come
to the American people when the
rupture comes openly, if it should
come thus, between Roosevelt and
the politicians. Their excuse for
the break, will not be the real cause
small, unknown stntiffrt on the 0.
R, & N,, unci Is not n postoffice.
Deschutes in Lytic contains u hotel,
a general mcrchtuid.sc stUfc, two
saloons, a. meat -market, a news-
pnpqr, a stugc station and express
oflicc, (and is the postoffice, for u
stretch of country nearly as large
as tlje whole of Sherman county.
So the name wasn't much of 11 steal
after all. DesChutes in Sherman
county should feel highly honored.
M 0 N .0 P O L E
of it. Indeed they will probably
assume the look of shocked hon
esty. If the people choose .sanely
then it will be because whatever the
evidence agairist him, whatever the
circumstances in which the duplic
ity of politicians may entangle him,
the people know above everything,
and in the face of everything, that
Theodore Roosevelt is true. Sat
urday Evening Post.
That Portland contains some men
who are rustlers, and are up in the
methods of the modern business
world, is evidenced by the success
of two of its commissioners who
went Ea3t. Mr. T. B. Wilcox re
ceived a promise from Harriman
that Central Oregon should have a
railroad as soon as Providence and
a surveying crew should show them
the way. This is something which
we were unable to obtain hereto
fore, even though promises are held
cheaply enough; and whether it is
more than a bluff on the part of the
O. R. & N. Co. remains to be seen.
Dr. H. W. Coe, after some rustling
among the bu.siue.vi men of .Minne
apolis and St. Paul, and a ten-minute
talk before the state legislature
of Minnesota, secured a promise of
an appropriation of $100,000 for the
Lewis and Clark exposition, and
also the hearty support and co-operation
of Governor Van Sant of
that state. Dr. Coe should be de
tailed to interview the Washington
legislature and governor,
The gentleman who tears off such
large chunks of wisdom anil dis
plays them to public garc in those
ablfe disseminators of public infor-mntiou-mic
Prineville Review, Sil
ver Lake Bulletin, Chcwnucan
Post, etc., etc., etc., "ml libitum,"
in his anxiety to do honor to
Hernmnn the Great, has placed
him on a somewhat higher pinnacle
of fame than that gentleman right
ly deserves. In an editorial ap
pearing in the Prineville Review of
April iCth, in which Mr. Her
mann's good qualities both past and
future were sung in accents unmis
takably loud and .strong, Hermann
is mentioned as having held the of
fice of secretary of the interior, the
duties of which he performed with
honor to himself and credit to the
We beg to make n correction
here. Mr.illcrmann was appointed
commissioner of the general land
office by- President McKinlcy, and
after n term of several years was
gracefully and effectually removed
by Secretary of the Interior Hitch
cock. "Mr. Hermann was not sec
retary of the interior, but only one
of the many .subordinates in that
office. Hermann Is now the Re
publican nominee for representa
tive from the first district, and will
doubtless be elected. But this is
none of our fight, and we only want
to "render unto Ocsar the things
that arc CjusarV and not give
credit 'hencredit is not due.
Methyl or wood alcohol is being
much used as a cheap substitute for
common or ethyl alcohol. It is far
more dangerous, and less than half
ounce has produced total perma
nent blindness, while fatal poison
ing has resulted from three fluid
ounces. A case of blindness has
been reported from external appli
, t Ask Your Oroccr For
In Teas, Coffees, Spices,
and Baking Powders.
They are the cheapest
High Grade Goods
IN THE WORLD
Take None But Monopole.
No Store is Complete Without
cation alone. Dr. J. A. Dcghucc
reports finding methyl alcohol in 40
out of 315 specimens of commercial
spirit of camphor, and that 30 spec
imens had been prepared with this
The rufc recently adoptud by the
state land board governing the sale
of state school lauds resulted in ad
ding several dollars to the school
fund in one small transaction on the
15th inst. The Iwnrci established 11
rule that when school lauds are to
be Mild they shall be advertised and
.scaled bids shall be invited, to be
opened at a certain date, the high
est bidder to take the laud. In ac
cordance with that rule, bids were
opened on the 15th for the purchase
of section 16, township 15 south, of
range 3 cast, and the highest bid
was by W. J. and Pinley Morrison,
each for half the section, at$i.i.37
per acre, or $9135 for the section,
The land is situated not" far from
Brownsville, in the Calapooiu river
country. One-halt of .section 30,
in the same township, was sold for
53.55 an acre, and 11 quarter-section
The ring that controls municipal
affairs in Seattle is fortunate in hav
ing 11 faithful colleague on the bench
in Judge Belt, who can knock out
Indictments against the gang faster
tliuii the grand jury can return
them. Mayor Humes and his as
sociates have reason to know the
value of a "friend in need." -Mountaineer.
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THE BEND BULLETIN
Devoted to the Interests of Eastern Oregon and Crook County in General and-tlie Bend Country in Particular.
dwelling house,' one chicken house
Kome disease, and is the mcano of and a small warehouse, It is a
Bend has a town now, I,ytle, at
which the inhabitants may get their
mail, without Mealing one of the
Sherman county towns, DesChutes.
Lytic is about half a mile north of
Bend postoflicc. It is surveyed,
platted, incorporated, and is in all
probability the official towusite of
the C, S. Ky. Co. Moro Observer.
If anyone ever saw the DesChutes
in Shcrnnin county without having
his attention particularly called to
it, wc rthquld like to hand him a
medal as an unusually keen observ
er. DesChutes, the "town" in
Sherman county, consists of one
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Bend is the Coming City of Central
Oregon. In five years it will have a
teeming population of five thousand.
If you don't believe this, ask the best
posted men in the State on lumber
and agricultural matters, and abide
by their decision. The Bulletin Is here
to STAY and keep Its readers posted on
the improvements made from time to
time. Don't you want It? It may
give you a tip that will make you rich.
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