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THE BEND BULLETIN
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WEDNESDAY, JUNIL8, 1910.
WHO WANrS SUCH CONSERVATION
The country will be better off fot
the failure of tbe bill presented In
Congress to give wnlcr power sites
to the States In which they nte
located. This Is nn attempt on the
part of the "Interests" to get In
directly what they probably will
not be able to get directly, nutwith
standing the strict constructionist
would confer upon them every
thing they want that is not posi
tively forbidden by law and lenvc
to the people the blessed conscious
ness of having developed" the
country by placing its natural re
sources iu the control of n few great
When and where has a State ad
ministered with wisdom, or even
with decency, such native re
sources? When the Nation wmIcc
tip and seeks to reform the abuses,
those who are bent on obtaining
tlie rich graft try to accomplish
their purpoe through the Slate.
And too often thev ore successful.
It is very plausible to nrgue that
natural resources should be admin
istered by the local authorities,
which, tf course, are more Inter
estcd than anybody else in the wise
use, of them. But all experience
Ins shown that the States habitu
ally abuse the trust cast upon them
in this manner., and that it is fat
easier to hoodwink and bamloozU
(not to use n harsher term) u Slate
Land Botrd than to reach the same
end through an awakened federal
Oregonians have abundant illus
tration of the truth of this state
ment right under- their now
Look at the immense land grant to
tbe Orepon & California railroad
Look at the multiplied millions
of acres conferred upon the six
"military" wacon road companies
Look at tbe shameful and pitiful
waste of our school land patrimony
Look at the screaming farce of the
State's Carey-act administration, oi
which tbe Deschutes valley at this
moment has distressing examples
AH these muddles, to u.-e a mild
word, came through the State au
thorities their flagrant neglect ot
There is no promise that the
State will do better in the future
than it has in the past with such
matters. The State receives as a
gift from Congress what it has no
right to expect, it values the gift
lightly and readily turns it over to
the first palavorous applicant, who
comes with a wink and a smirk
and a promise of some sort, any
sort, of political influence. True
aud practical conservation will not
be served by turning native re
sources over to the Individual
SQUAW CREEK WATER RIOttTS.
Adjustment of the water contests
at Sisters last week may be re
garded as in all respects wise
Contention is generally unprofit
able. The attitude and history of
the Wnrzweiler concerns drove the
settlers to active measures of pro.
trctioti in these cases. When it
ws found that they could not be
bluffed further, Wurzweller an
nounced "we don't want just what
belongs to us." His language was
a bit ambiguous but his meaning
was understood to be conciliatory.
So tbe fight ended.
It should not be assumed, bow-
ever, that tbe Board of Control will
award the water in accordance with
tbe stipulations and amended ap
plications now filed. Reduced to
lowest terms the dismissal of the
contests means only that the dis
pute between applicants is ended
It remains to be seen what the
Board will do with the application;,
before it. It is certain that none
will get more water .than be has
applied for in many cases it may
be materially less.
Superintendent Saxtou says that
in adjudicating tbe water rights on
six streams tbe highest award yet
made by the Boatd is 40 miner's
inches to 50 acres of cultivated land
eight-tenths of an inch to the
acre. An inch to the acre means
six feet depth of water upon the
land within tbe irrigation season,
which is deemed more than any
land requires. There is chance for
error Here, However, because the
Board awards tbe water at the
point of diversion from tbe stream,
and if the land to be served is a
long distance away and tbe ditch in
porous soil much of the water may
be lost, just as we have many
It is practically determined by
tbe Sisters adjustment that the
Sauaw Creek comnanv cannot
speculate with water. It will have
enough to serve the area already I
under cultivation by its stockhold-'
trs, but none to sell to outsiders.
And the stockholders ns individuals
would have that much any way.
Why should any one chip where the
Dtexcis go oil their wcihlllig jour
lie)? Whose IkhImoh Is it hut their
owuf The two incidents in lite which
people of any anil every station should
allowed to atratiKc in detail accord
tnu to their own Ideas are wedding and
funerals. The pry in k multitude. gOR
i(le-eyed with curiosity, has no pUcc
In the identical Issue In which
the above gem of sophistry is
worked off the editorial system of
the Portland Oregoniau, appears it
half column ol goggle-eyed gossip
concerning this very same Drexel
wedding journey. And how tunny
columns in this pilosophic sheet
monthly ate devoted to uiifoldinv!
the minute details, scandalous mid
otherwise, concerning the deaths,
weddings and subsequent divorces
of our "first families"? It appears
that one's news columns must
cater to the peculiar "societ)
news" avarice of the "prying mul
titude," however superior to such
procedure one's editorial discourses
may be. Consistency, truly thou
art an abused jewel 1
San Francisco and New Orleans
are fighting tooth and nail for a
world's exposition to be held in
1915 upon the completion of tbe
Panama Canal. Both claim sujx:
rior rights and advantages as the
location for the aff..ir. But inns
much as Frisco has the big fight
this season, would it not be just to
give to the citv on the Mississippi
the tcn-tuilliou-dollar circus five
years hence? No town should cor
ner all the truly big events of the
ROAD liUPUOVU.UUNT ACTIVE
Visitors Come In, Ice Is Shipped Out,
Crops Arb Kxcepttannlly (hvod
and Hub Sturgeon lias a
Pine (llrl llaby.
SECRETARY O.IVGS UP JOB.
Lack ot Time Causes lutnam to Re
sign Publicity Work.
George P. Putnam, who for a
year has been secretary of the Bend
Commercial Club, last week ten
dered his resignation to President
Hudson, it to take effect the 1st of
June. While as yet no action has
been taken iu the matter, it is
known that arrangements will be
made by the organization for the
answering of the many letters of
inquiry that daily urc being re
ceived. Until someone can be se
cured to attend to this correspond
ence Mr. Putnam will see to it
personally that all inquiries are
The retiring secretary's reason
for giving up the work is the grow
ing demand upon his time of other
interests, which rapidly was mak
ing it impossible for him to devote
an adequate amount of time to the
publicity work. Bend correspond
ence for the Portland papers, how
ever, will be kept up as systematic
ally as possible.
Hulldlngr On Bond Street.
Ellis & Shcrritt are to erect a
building on Bond street, just south
of the Kulp establishment on the
corner of Oregon, for Louis Kibert,
who will use it for a pool ball.
The structure will have two stories,
and ground dimensions of 25x70
Lawlaw, June 7. Mr. J. It. McCoy,
a rancher north of Kcdttiond, vlalteil old
friends In till vicinity a few days last
V. II. Courtney itarled out balllnit hay
last week, Mr Courtney exiweta to me
a new power lml'cr Iu a thort time.
Mr. Ward Kullierford, formerly a
representative of the LaidUw Townslte
Company, returned here a few day ago.
II. K. lUllv, County Commissioner,
spent Sunday with hi family here. He
report work at Trail Crossing progress.
lug MiUfaclorily. It I the intention of
the County to pend about f 701x1 on tbe
grades, o when completed till will
make one ot the belt traveled thorough
fare in till section.
Mr. and Mr. Wilson, with the Utter'
sisters of Powell Ilutte, enjoyed a day'
Gshiug on tbe I)etbute near town Nit
Dr. I'ox and ou, recent arrival from
Kngtaml, wrre hi town last week, Tbe
Doctor is looking the different sections
over with a view to locating. This sec
tion apaled greatly to him and, no
doubt, another shingle wilt soon adorn
our business street.
W. II. Courtney and I'. K Harbour
were remit visitor to Ptlneville.
Road Supervisor Root reports that
the Laidlaw-Redmond road I now In
the best of condition. Mr. Root has
alo completed the new road between
Cllne I'alU and Uldlaw.
Railroad contractors visited till sec
tion last week. It Is the Intention to
establish a camp cast of here.
It. II. Humphrey and C K. Swafford
will arrhe shortly from I'orlland. Tbe
survey being completed upon their
water power project, it is expected thai
upon their arrival, actual construction
The farmers are prepalrlnc to take
care of their hay crop, cutting of which
will begin in a few day. Ilumper crops
will prevail in the Laidtaw section.
Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Root were called
to Carrollon, Oregon, last week by the
death of Mrs, Root's brother.
The Laldlaw Ice Co. has been ship
ping considerable Ice the past few week,
Madras being one of tbe largest buyers.
Rotten Sturgeon Is wearing a Sunny
Jim these days, also handing out cigar.
It's a girl.
Mr. J. D. OilMon just returned from
Rogue River Valley, where he spent
tbe winter. He says tbe Litdlaw sec
tion looks better than ever to hlin.
IWSTOFI'ICI! TO MOVE SOON.
Increasing lluslnoss Demands Itlggor
Quarters With Better Facilities.
The new hiilMitig for the Bend
Postollicc on Or en on street is almost
completed, mid F. 0. Minor Nays he
exuects to move iu next week. In
the enlarged quarters there will be
much belter accommodation for the
office, which recently has scarcely
been able to meet the demands ot
Its rapidly enlarging business, espe
cially iu the direction of new lock
boxes. Many more of these will be
iu use than formerly, materially
lessening the congestion at the
the general delivery window.
No matter where It is or what
it is, we have buyers for both
large aud small tracts of
Business and Resi
Don't Peddle Your
it cheapens it. Select one
good broker and stick to him.
We would like to be that
Advertise it pays.
Irrigated "40" six mile from town
33 acres under cultivation, alt fenced,
clear ct 1 and in crops. House, barn,
wagon and complete set of tool, ami
till year's crops go with place if sold
soon. Low price. See Ilulletln Office.
Hand us your subscription.
Our locator has had several
years' experience and knows
the country. We locate by
civil engineering aud guaran
tee our comers.
No matter how large or how
small, we're big enough to
handle anything desirable at
a salable price. Aud not too
large to give attention to
(gys Htp ?
WE HAVE THE
Best Wheat Land
IN CENTRAL OREGON.
FRfil! AUTOA.OMLU TRIP
from Bend to the lands and return for all who locate.
LIST YOUR CITY rfiOl'LRTY WITH US IF YOU WANT A QUICK SALE.
Write for Particulars, to
Merrill Sb Wilkinson Company
Will you call and get acquaint
ed or write us fully of your
desires and we will scud the
right man to sec you.
We are Here to Stay
Davis & Post
320 ACRES OF
FREE GOVERNMENT LAND
In the Dig Sage Hrush Country to the southeast of Ilciul.
WE LOCATE NEAR THE LINE
OP THE BEND-ONTARIO RAILROAD
' AUTOMOBILE SERVICE
City Iroperty--Qenernl Real Estate.
W. N. Brown Co.
Radcliffe Bros. Auto Co.
Between ShanHco and Bend and All Interior
Points of Central Oregon.
kUttsy. tAKLIFFE BEOS. AUTO CO., Barf, QrejtM.
New Cars 40 Horsepower Velio Reliable Drivers
A. A. DICKKY
J. W. MCCLURIt
The best investment a man can make is in a
offer most desirable locations. Make your selections
early as the best sites are selling fast. Liberal Discounts
to parties building this year.
Lots in NORTH ADDITION, CENTER ADDITION
and LAVA ROAD ADDITION
Will be on sale at attractive prices Monday, June 6th.
Wc have fnrm lands and city property
for sale. If you wish to purchase, .see
us. If you have anything for sale, see
us. We are here for business and will
treat you right.
Bend Townsite Company
C. C. R.CO.
Hotallng Building, Wall Street, Bend
Open Day and Night
The Best Food the Market Affords at Prices to Suit Your
Wheeler & Carr
Office corner Wall and Ohio streets.
Corner Bond and Oregon Sti,
Rates $2 and $2.50 a Day
HUGH O'KANE, Manager