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THE BEND BULLETIN
CHARLKS D. ROWK KDITOR
(tnrariablv la Jtbct.)
WEDNKSDAY, NOV. 17. 1909.
DRY FARMINO AOAIN.
Despite all that bns been said and
written explanatory of the trm
meaning of the exprcuion, "dr
farming," a surprisingly wide
spread misunderstanding of the
farming methods implied by the
term seems to remain tenaciously in
the public mind. Examples of tbi
misunderstanding ore evidenced al
most daily in the inquiries from
prospective settlers, received by tbt
local real estate men and the Board
The notion only too often prevails
that because the word "dry" is cm
ployed, the lands in question must
be arid and subject to cultivation
only by extraordinary scientific
and difficult farming mcthodV A
vast 'deal of Central Oregon's pro
dnctiveness of the near future wil.
be the outcome of this so-calleH
"dry farming"; the press of Cen
tral Oregon, and of the entite state,
whose markets will profit by the de
velopment of this section, could
well unite in a campaign of public
enlightenment, and spread a bettet
comprehension of the methods ana
possibilities of irrigationleiS crop
producing. For that is what "dr
farming" means crop raising with
out artificial moistnrc. It is even
less of a trick than scientific irrigat
ing. Any man of intelligence and
moderate farming experience can
quickly learn to prosper on the un
watered lands of Central Oregon
the hundreds of thousands of acres
that are now being taken up under
the 32o-acre homestead act. With
the Bend country's annual rainfall
of from 12 to 14 inches, the "pro
blem" of conserving the moisture
in the soil is not a difficult one
Well plowed ground to start with,
then a thorough "packing" b
means of a sub-surface packer or a
roller, and finally a harrowing to
produce a dust mulch on top such
is the intricate secret of "dry farm
It the doubters who fear that be
cause the new lands are advertised
as "dry" they must therefore be
nothing more than hopeless deserts,
will only come to the Bend country
and see with their own eyes the fer
tile lands of the giant sagebrush
country, their preconceived miscon
ceptions will receive a severe "jolt."
Also, they will become dry farming
enthusiasts of the first order.
gest certain caudldates for office,
but we must be mighty careful how
we allow the present udvocates of
the "assembly" plan to pose, in a
convention, as the uulhoriml "rep
resentatives" of the republican
party. They ore largely composed
of the turned out, disgruntled ma
chine politicians of a farmer day.
President Tuft bus returned to
Washington after his notable Jti lint
around the country. It can be
safely said that he is a wiser man
than when he started on "fits trip,
and that he uow knows better the
sentiment of the nntion regarding
that pernicious tariff law. President
Toft's support of the Aldrich-Payuc-Cannon
crowd is a matter of great
regret, nnd his record during the
first year of his administration has
been a keen disappointment to those
who expected much of him. How
ever, let us hold our judgment in
abeyance, and see if the president
will not yet "make good" during
the remainder of his administration
The river at that place has risen
eight or ten inches the past week,
says the La id law Chronicle. The
Deschutes has a habit of raising
about that much every time the D
I. & P. Co. turns the water from
its two big canals into it. The
Chronicle should' not give out the
impression that the Deschutes ever
changes its volume The sun may
vary, the moou and stars may oc
casionally take a night off; Central
Oregon's record for beautiful winter
weather may, once iu several years,
receive a hard jolt; Prinevillc peo
ple may even, some day, cease to
bate Bend but the old Deschutes
LOCAL NBWS NOTES.
Roller feed mill always
The Bend city council can scarce
ly afford to do auy audible boasting
uncut its progrcssiveness until it de
velops enterprise enough to proytde
lor the sweeping of the city's side
walks and cross-walks after a heavy
snow-fall, such as was experienced
Saturday. Children should not be
compelled to wade through snow
knee deep in getting to school, if it
is preventable. This is a matter
that should interest our merchants
THE CRV OF THE HAS-BEENS.
."The people have nude better nomi
nations than the bosses did. The people
get better service fiom their elected
officer! than they ever Rot from tbotc put
up by the old machine. Not a sinule
officer nominated by the people bat
proved a defaulter or an embezzler. No
one charge that money haa curried or
avieaieu any measure in Uic legislature
aince the people took control. The cor
porations have not been blackmailed by
officer nominated by the people, in the
legislature or out of it. There ia no ex
ample of the atate losing dollar thruuy h
the carelessness or incompetence of offi
cer nominated by the people." Port
land Labor Press.
The Labor Press gives the advo
cates of the "assembly" plan some
bard jolts in the above. All Ibis
cry and uproar about the failure of
the direct primary to bring out the
best men for office is torn my rot and
flapdoodle. It is a notorious fact
that the convention system has
given the country as officers a set
of grafting and low-grade politi
cians. The common expression, so
often made by honest men, is that
the more they see of politics the
more disgusted they are with it.
The present primary law has
produced fullyas good officers as
we, had before No one denies the
right of men to assemble and sug-
The strutting, self-complacent
turkey gobbler has made his exit
from the background of public
favor and is making himself very
noticeable these days by bis loud
cow-cows and gobble-gobbles emit
ted from the fattening pen. Surely,
we'll have to dispatch him creloug
too posts for sale. hu. HAL
Voksun, Bend. ltf
Cabbage 3c, and dry onions 4c lb
Fruit trees for sale. Howard
Spinning, Bend, Or. 36lf
Holiday goods arc arriving and
being put on display at the Bend
Duck hunters arc doing a good
business on the upper Deschutes
Good team, hack, harness nnd
buggy for sale. Inquire of Central
Oregon Realty Co. 31 if
Many town lots in the Bend,
Lvtle and Deschutes townsUcs arc
changing hands these days.
New crop walnuts, filberts, pe
cans, etc., also popcorn, and Iresh
candies at the Bend News Stand.
Several Bend ronlc took advan
tage of the fine snowfall the last of
the week, and went deer hunting.
LAIDLAW NEWS AGENCY
can save you money on your mnga
zinc and newspaper orders. Write
them for rates. ajtf
Mrs. A. M. Drake and Miss
Kershaw spent a few days at the
tatter's homestead on the upper
river the last of the week.
J I. West sold n lot near his
home to G, M McFartaue for $ 350
Mr. McFarlane will improve same
at once. The Home Land Com
pany made the deal,
Rufus Buck of Seattle, a civjl
engineer of wide experience, is ex
pected to reach Bend tonight. He
Is a brother of our townsman,
A. R Buck, and comes to locate at
County Clerk Brown has been
summoned as witness before the
federal court at Portland. Mrs.
May Bell Gray has charge of his
office during his absence. Prine
The resignation of C. W. Mer
rill as justice of the peace for the
Bend district has been accepted by
the county court, and upon petition
I. L. Scofield was appointed to fill
the vacancy .until the next general
Plans arc being prepared for a
two room business building to be
erected on Wall street which will
be occupied by H. J. Wright with
an up-to-date restaurant. Mr
Wright is at present interested in
the same line at Spokane.
I now have in connection with
my millinery, a nice line of ladies'
coats, sweaters, and thcnon-slinnk-ing
woolen and fleece lined under
wear. Also sweaters for men, toys
and girls. Call in and sec them.
Mrs. T. W. Trih.ktt.
Yes, it's been rather cold during
the past few days, but think of such
weather as an ordinary and regular
thing in the East and then count as
one of your blessings the fact that
you live in Central Oregon.
The contemplated cradine of
Bend's business streets is a step in
the direction of the new, growing
and more beautiful Bend. It would
be a great improvement.
Between Slianiko and Bend,
calling at Madras and Red
mond. $3000 Car. 50 Horse Power
A. B. DUCK, Manager
Address Slianiko or Hciul.
We know the best land and
will locate you upon it for
Including nil expenses
going and coming.
ASK US ABOUT IT.
More property to sell. Wc
have buyers for Irrigated
Laud, Timber and Stock
Farms. Also Bend houses
and Lots and close Acreage.
HOME LAND COMPANY
BEND - OREQON
First Door South Pilot Butte Inn.
The California Restaurant has n
new ad. iu this Issue. They serve
short order meals, also coffee and
doughnut, at any time of the day.
Read the ml. iu another column.
Harry Wright and C. It. Rosen,
ham of Spokane, were located last
Friday on High Desert claims by
The Home Laud Company. They
will bring iu two carloads of stock
and good in the early spring utid
intend to tniikcsubstantial improve,
uiciits on their laud.
A. B. Buck, n recent new comer
from Seattle, bus an ad In this
issue regarding the auto .service he
is giving between Slianiko and
Bend. His Pierce Arrow car U
proving very popular with its fur
robes, and lie is carrying a goodly
number of passengers.
ncut 6f meat served at all horns
of the day.
Alter Decemlwr t, meal will be
Only 25 cents.
Coffee nnd Doughnuts 10c.
Clean, comfortable bed,
25c a night.
We riyt a HaVery b connection
with the reaWurant and carry
everything In lite bakery line.
Pacific Hone LMmsI kt pttftrti
cifrttfjr tor Uw b4 of bars casta a4
rsRdwM. hapxmrrf! m4 (
trattojc UfimtM, a rtiatay lor rrKrtt
cks. A kiMm toitrocatfefi tor Hrt
ttM ej bI. aaj Hk bI HaJmeat tor
fl sad r cam. ts azalea far
curiae, tke oak and Islarlti at
BARBED WIRE Iv htiHfH arts,
iiratloft. ttt tri feral. Pacific
Hme Uafatat I feHy tftce
No oHwr Is s 0 i4 or h IfW ia M away
n dealer to rtland the parriuM ffke.
if. KM ttut ttm (lata
KOTT CHtMKUU CO, FTU, 0(.
Boonuir sqpaj meg
I CAN SELL
Parties in the Ponell Itutte sec
tion, or unywherc In the Itend
country. who have tract of lapd
wholly free from rock, or nearly
so, and who desire to sell the same
should list them with me.
I have a large number of people
around North Yakima, Wash., mImi
want laud in thi section and I
will he able to sell your property,
tarKc tracta n siicclatty,
1H. 1'. M. VAK SNYDHR
Hither at llcud, Or.,
or North Vakima, Wash.
54.50 Per Cord, Delivered.
. LIMB WOOD
$3.50 Per Cord, Delivered.
F. M. CARTER..
IS NOT PAR AWAY
What are you going to give hint or Iter for a
If you are thinking of a DIAMOND, come and talk It over
We can please you In With price and quality,
Wit CAM, YOUR PARTICULAR ATTENTION to our tc
cently enlaced J KWM.RVimi'ARTMKNT. Wp ate now able to
allow you ome of the most beautiful xaiiil of tho Jeweler' ait.
Our designs are up to the inhiulc, quality guaranteed ami at
Prices That Will Defy
Come and make your selection of ChtUtutai Rlfta before Iho
Rush Season commences.
We now have a few eicluslve deslRii which ate splendid
With every purchase you make from our Jewelry Department
we will Kite you PIANO VOTIW at the rate of too vole for every
dollar to the full amount of your piiKlia.
MERRILL DRUG CO.
WE HAVE THE BEST
To and Prom th Land
to Every Oho "Who Locates.
Merrill dfe Wilkinson Company. 1
The PINE TREE STORE
Just Received a Nice Lot of
Twenty-five Afferent yittenn In all
wool chtwieMe Panama, Mekoseani
chaHgaMe Silk. Only one pattern to
each piece. Hurry end get your selec
tkm before they're f
all rJckjM out. Only JbvJewV
a pattern at
MA, KJNDS of IIOMK
Call at my shop ami Inspect my
Mission 1'uriilture. Chain", Tub
Its, Cabinets, etc., etc. All work
A. A. ANTHONY.
St. James Hotel
Si Iter Lake
J. S. Wakcflch), Proprietor
When In Silver tke, stop at this well known house.
Ouest can he assured that every attention will I mi
paid to make them comfortable, Kprclal attention
to traveler. Good homo cooklnjj. Terms rcasoiubta
Ifl Town for
WHEN IN BEND STOP AT
THE PILOT BUTTE INN
Tabla always luppllod wllh Ilia belt that Iho town afford.
Neat and Comfortable Rooma. 11ni, Okkckw
I ntu rcnily to buy for Winter 500 Backs
ofSpttduBitd 'ri.ooo notiuilH of Onions
must be iu good condition to keep lor winter. A. M. LARA.