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The Bend Bulletin
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ought to Ix! inn ill tinned at a high
standard of excellence.
Tlte rush for stale school land us
the price was about to be (Untitled
whs natural enough, for the official
price of state mid government laud
establishes its market value. It
has little to do with the intrinsic
value of the land but it goes far to ' Company;
MAY 22, 1903
rim school hoard i.nharaiony
The opinion is growing: tlmt the
Pond school board ought to be
spanked and sent to bed without its
supper In order tlmt its sourness
might be slept oil' And it might
arise with something of the sweet
ness and charity and dignity of br
innn nature. ' Its recent squabbles
hnvc been beneath the suudhiess of
toys. Its members have been for
getful of their position in the com
munity as lending citizens and as
officers discharging an important
public function. Petty jealousies
have obtained too large a place in
the transactions of this body. Pii
vatc interests seem not always to
have given way before the higher
demand of the public good.
It is not within the province of
The Bulletin, nor its desire, to pro
nounce judgment upon either of the
factions engaged in this unseemly
wranglc. Such contentions are us
ually a matter of growth and it is
seldom that all the right is on one
side and all the wrong on thcothcr.
We are not concerned with the pri
vate aspects of the matter. Hut tlje
public interests involved demand
serious consideration and u6!ther
honeyed phrases nor abusive epi
thets will take the place of an or
derly and conscientious discharge
of official duty. Self-respecting,
law-abiding business men and cit!;
Sens do not conduct their own -aft
fairs in that fashion; why should
public business be made the excuse
for such unprofitable bickering?
Two factors should have recog
nition in public school matters
the children of the district, the
quality of whose citizenship will
depend in large measure on tbc
character of tlic common school,
and the taxpayers who provide tht
funds for maintaining the school.
Tlwse interests ought not to cjash.
and they will not under proper ad
ministration of school affairs. Hut
the proper administration of school
affairs demands the sinking of per
sonal spites and holding steadily in
view the highest good of the school
community, Men may differ with
entire honesty, it is true, but thet.c
differences seldom lead to such ex
hibitions as the J lend school board
has given in recent montlis.
So we say in good jwrt: Gentle
men; brace up! Drop these petty
contentions and "play ball;" do
business yith the dignity of men
and with the directness and open
ness that will leave no ground for
ijuusuoumg motives. ve art
. aware that advice is frequent!)
ciicap ami unwelcome and we are
not disposed to preach or to scold.
But important public interests are
at stake here and free discussion in
fairness and good spirit will, bring
solution that might not lx; obtained
otherwise without; bitter and ex
pensive litigation. Drop personal
ities and consider the public inter
est and observe in good faith the
rules laid down for the conduct of
such business. Our schools should
be our pride. They touch every
home .and involve principles great
enough to sink all personal differ
Americans, 6f all shades of political
and religious belief, may meet and
feel at home. It is one of the chief
glories' of our civilization ..and it
govern the jHice people will pay.
When state or government land
may be hud for St. 15 per acre, buy
ers will hardly pay more for other
tracts similarly located, so long as
the supply liokU out. Wlteti the
price is raised it has the effect of
cutting off the supply of the cheaper
laud and raises tlte price-level of the
whole. The railroads Hud other
holdersvof congressional laud grants
liave long complained that the
cheap government laud prevented
them front realizing fair prices for
their grants. This is one of the
reasons the laud grant corjorntions
have been lending their influence to
all jxissible ways of disposing of the
public domain or raising its price.
The selling price of private Inuds is
necessarily affected by the govern
ment's price. It may be a long
time before there will be active de
mand at 2.50 per acre for all the
state .school land recently bought at
M.25 an acre, but it should be re
membered that much of this was
very poor and might not have been
taken, at even 51.15 an acre, for
many years to come if there had
been 110 change in the state price.
It is also to be noted that this rise
111 the price of state school laud
tends to carry all the laud in the
-state of similar character, whether
held by private owuersor by the
RAILWAY iHHN ARI3 COMlNO.
Officials to observe Traffic PosMlill
I ties of Ccutrnl Oregon,
President A. 1,. Mobler ami Chief
Kuginuer W. II, Kennedy, of the
0. U. &N, Co.; President' K. U,
I.ytto, VlOPresidcnt Walter Moore
mid Chief Hugiiu'vr Hammond, of
the Columbia Southern Railway
President Theodore I).
Last week's Silver Lake pajwrs
came to Bend by way of Ashland
and Portland, traversing a distance
of about 900 miles to reach a point
is not and has not been n case of
smallpox on .the stage route lx-
tween Bend and Silver Lake. It is' Miss Sharp, and Messrs. Al Rich
Wilcox, of the P01 timid Flouring
Mlls Company, who represents the
commercial bodies and business in
ttreMs of Pnrtlttud in thu agitation
for 11 railroad into Central Oregon, j
and Hugineur Jnniieson, who made j
an examination of this country '
wine time ago for the Uarrimnu in-;
tcrests, will soon make a tour ofthe
Deschutes vnllay to investigate its
traffic-yielding poMiibilHicB. An
effort is being mndo to induce
Dr. James Wkliycomhu, director of
the Oregon Agricultural Hxperi
incut Station at Corvnllia, to tie-
company the pmty and give the
benefit of his expert judgment 011
the producing jovers of the Des
chutes valley. '
The party will have a complete
camping outfit and will mov
through tint country atlupleftjuire,
looking into ail phages of tho indus
trial jx-oblmu. It is expected to
leave Portland May 37 nud to ranch
Bend about tan days later. Prom
here it will go southward into the
Klamath country ami will probably
reach the railroad again at Ash
land, though it may cross tlte state
and come out at or near Ontario, on
Snake river. The party Is equipped
not only for judging of the indus
trial and trafiltt-yiekliug possibilities
of this interior land, but also for
getting a good general knowledge
of the engineering problems to be
worked out in building railroad
' 2. JR. MOODY,
General Commission I Forwarding Merchant
LARGE AND COMMODIOUS WAREHOUSE.
Prompt attention uid to those who favor me with their patronage.
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Shaniko-Prineville Stage line
O M. COANKTT. MA.VAOKK.
Leave Shnuiko 6 p. m.
" Priueville 1 p. in.
Arrivu Priueville 6 a. in.
" . .Shnuiko 1 a. in.
First-Class Accommodations for the Traveling Public
PASSENGER AND niElflliriWTIS RCASONADLIL
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CII.N Ml SMITH
i JH J 111
A jwrty of ten young people
drove down the river nboul three
mllW lnslSnturdny for.nipianiawIt
was composed of Miss llrock, Mis
West, Miss Vandevert, Miss Kcver,
Wholesale and Retail Liquor Mouse
finest llrnmlrt of LIiior nn J Cigara.
Two Doors South of llnnk.
about time for the affrighted Silver
lake postmaster to come out from
under the bed and tell us what a
brave and sensible man and con
scientious postal servant he is.
For six thousand and odd years,
according to orthodox reckoning,
there was no physician at Hetid and
apiMrently no need of one. I.Mt
week one came among us ami he
found himself in business before he
jot his trunk unpacked. This
must be a fresh exemplification of
the law of supply and demand. It
also shows that the doctor inspires
confidence and, in this case, is
worthy of confidence.
The public school is the
ground where patriotic
Since Mr. Iidwnrd II. Hnrriman
is so great a lover of peace in the
transportation world, we suggest
ttiat lie get in and acquire the ur
ban and inter-urban trolley rights
4 Hcud before the dreadful Hun
tington or Hill or Could interests
get possession of the field. IJy op
erating street cars here for awhile
he might make up his mind as to
whether it would be wise to build a
standard railroad to Bend.
There is no further reason for
smallpox scare in this country.
There never was a case within 30
miles of Bend and the infected com
munities of Central Oregon are now
all reported to be safe. A few more
cases will probably occur, in per-,
sons who have been exposed, but
they will be cared for without dan
ger to the public.
While the postoffice department
is on its hot hunt for "irregular
ities" we crave to direct itsattentiou
to the mighty official who presides
over the destinies of the Silver I,ake
ardfcon, George Kccd, I). P. SterTn,
lid Brock and D. P. Ken. While
the girls busied thomsalvcs in pie
partition of a toothsome lunch the
loys went fishing, and Mr. StefTa
slipped from a slimy log into the
deep and foaming current. He dis
appeared under the log but came to
the surface presently on the othwr
side of -it and as he was carried
down stream to what seemed cer
tain death for one who could not
swim, he caught oil a friendly rock
and was saved. Mr. KichardKHi
at the very fetart had jtimied J11 to
save his helpless chum, but the
strong current throw him back on'
the rocks. The other lxys man
aged to pass the marooned fisher
man a long pole, by means of which
he was towed ashore very wet nud
shivering but alive. The girls were
much worked up over the thrilling
incident, but they were persuaded
to abandon the cumpfire while- the
rescued man and his would-be res
cuer exchanged their apparel for
horse blankets and, after a time,
got lwck into thoir own dry gar
ments. Though io ill effects fol
lowed, Mr. Steffa is quite satisfied
with one experience of that-kind.
A. Q. Palmer, formerly United
Status Commissioner, publishes the
news that people who made filinjis
or proofs ieiore Him alter, tlie ex
piration oi his commission October
4, 1902, may have those proceed
ings validated by the affiants mak
ing new affidavits before some offi
cer qualified to administer oaths, to
the effect that the statements were
true when sworn to nud thnt thu
affiants supposed Palmer had- legal
authority to administer oaths when
the affidavits were made. Palmer
says nothing about making these
people good on their extra expense.
With the grand jury indictment
hanging over him he is dreadfully
sorry, because it doesn't cost any
thing to be sorry and it foofs people
so nicely, '
PPBVILLE-SILVER LAKE STAGE LINE.
DICK VANUKVIiKT, Prop.
.Carry,ing4I..S.Jlail and Passengers.
Imvw Priueville Monday, Wednesdays ami Fridays. Freight and
Itwaeligwi! waybilled for Heud. Lava, Konlaud, and Silver Uka. Oood
rigs, careful drivers.
C. I. WIXXKK. Agent.
C'AHMIK A WO MNK 111
CAU, OK HIM. PRICKS RIGHT.
BOOTH & CORNLTT,
amiltDn Stables '""' mm
& Mhy Feed Barn
SWck boarded by the day, week or month.
Find Teanis and Rigs, and Reasonable Rales.
I'irst'ola&fl Facilities for Handling Locators and Commercial Trawlers.
Qhlck Service mid Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Columbia Southern Motel.
ItATIK FROM 91.50 UP PIvR DAY.
Mot nfld told IVftlef Oil Idlli floors, JJnths fof the use of guests,
Kvei-y modern coitvcfiitllcc' at hand
'i'ht' diiliifg fOrmf, !Wd6f (h flif&t supervision of .Mh Kcuncy, is n
very hlddel df l3lfefulf spotles elegance,, nlid the service Is equal to any
ifi the atntr
Ji' AU KBKNBY,. Proprietory