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Members of The
BEND REALTY BOARD
BEND TOWNSITK CO.
BEND REALTY KXCHANGE
J. L. BYRNK
CENTRAL ORE. REALTY CO.
CROOK COUNTY REALTY CO.
DESCHUTES REALTY CO.
J. A, EASTES
HOME LAND CO.
O. C. HENKI.K
HOMESEEKERS LAND CO.
W. R. RILEY
ROBERT B. GOULD
Civil, Engineer ani) Surveyor
Bend, - - Oregon.
BEND LODGE No. 139
A. F. & A. M.
.Meets on Thursdav ott ni
before the full moon of each
month. VUitine brothers
J. O. DAVIDSON. Bcy. U. O. OOC, M. W.
CONFUSE THE VOTER
Humorous Divison Measures
Would Change State Map
ADU8INQ THB INITIATIVE.
SAVE MONEY ftfft',,3!
Mwticaltaral Rre Relief of Urtgw
Home office, Salem, Ore
Let me explain
S. H. SNYDER Agent, Bend, Ore
Mrs. E. J. Herring
Facial Massage, Shampooing, Scalp
Manicure Article, Marcel Comb. Meal
Brushes, Skin Fowl, Sanitary Hair Rolls.
Dr. A. A. BURRIS,nAJL'
Ilralrr. DiwaK. Saecrafully Treated
Without the Vm ot Dntp or Satiny, by
th Kttunl Method, of tlnllof . Cbroa
C DiacaM Specialty. Coaiulutlon Fir
MrmUrorihf SUIr and National Naturopath
OfSce la Jofanaoa BUx., 8nd. Orrjroa
Horseshoeing a Specialty.
Corner Bund and Oregon Streets.
Physician and Surgeon
Deschutes Banking and Trust Co.
Wall street. Bend, Or.
F. H. MAY
Bend. Ore eo u.
GEORGE S. YOUNG
"Dullness men ot Oregon will do
well to Uko uote of the Innumerable
county division blllt for the consldera
tlon of tho people next fall. Already
to many division measures have been
filed with the secretary ot state that
If half of thorn are adopted the map
of Oregon will bo so changed that It
will not bo recognised oven by a na
tive son," declares the Pendleton East
Oregonlan In Its Issue of July 25.
-JVrthermoro the Indiscriminate
creation of now counties cannot tall
to Incrcaso taxation. This state can
not create ten nw counties and pro
tide for ten addltonal sots of county
officers and hon.o to get along with
present levies. The dlvlslonlsta ninko
assertions to the contrary. Hut that
Is 'campaign' talk. That samo argu
ment was advanced In favor of tho
creation ot Hood Illvcr county. Yet
E. A. Cchlffler, a Pendleton tailor who
owns property in Hood Illver, found
his taxes Increased 61.4 per cent the
first year of tho new county's exist
ence. It Is tho history of every new
county that division brings on tncreas-
d taxation. This Is only natural.
"Another feature ot these division
fights is tho tact that division meas
ures are sprung when tho people re
siding In the proposed new counties
do not want division at all. Take for
instance the Orchard county scheme.
Manifestly the people residing In the
greater portion of that proposed coun
ty do not want division. Two of the
four towns Included In Orchard coun
ty are hotly opposed to tho division.
They are Weston and Athena. They
have good reason for being opposed.
Division will mean Increased taxation
and that business now held by Athena
and Weston will be diverted to Walla
Walla. Milton people Imagino they
will get that business. Out they
won't. Milton is practically a suburb
of Walla Walla and such It will al
ways remain. If Orchard county ear.
rles, that business will be lost to this
"The Orchard county' measure u
drafted In secret by a little clique of
Milton business men. It Is purely a
selfish measure. Representative men
living right in Milton and In Free
water arc opposed to the nroDOslUon.
In communication to this psper they
have so declared tnemsetvos. Even
the newspapers of Milton and Freowa.
ter have failed to take up with the
proposition. Neither the Prewalar
Times or the Milton Eajrlo advoeatea
the division measure editorially and
tbia fact has caused much comment
Tho Weston Leader and the Athena
Press have declared themselvoe as
utterly opposed to division.
Initially for Matters of Qenaral
"The InttlMlvo privilege is n valua
ble right and tho pcopls ot Oregon arc
fortunate In tho possession ot tho
same , It Jn a right though that should
bo used with discretion. If tliu Initia
tive Is Invoked Itidlsoiimlnatuly It
will bo ot Injury rather than of bene
fit," says tho Pendleton Kttst Ore
gonlan In Its lasuo ot July 10.
"lly the naturo of thlngtho Initia
tive should bo used for tho settlement
ot questions that aro of general state
Interest and questions upon which the
people at largo are capable ot Judg
ing. It was proper that tho direct pri
mary law be enacted under tho Init
iative. The law could not have been
enacted In any other way. Legisla
tures elected tinder tho old convention
system would never havo passed the
direct primary law. It was proper
that tho corrupt practice act be en
acted under tho Initiative and refer
endum. That law pertains to political
morality and tho people wcro able to
Judgo ot the merits of the law. It is
all right to settle tho normal school
problem under tho Initiative. Tho
legislature has utterly failed to handle
"Hut the most glaring abuse, ot the
Initiative Is on tho part ot those who
havo proposed county division meas
ures. Klght bills havo been filed ask-
lng for the creation ot new counties
or for tho changing of boundary lines.
In each case the question Involved Is
ot a purely local nature; not ot state
Interest. It will bo Impossible for
the people of tho state to Judgo ot
theso measures with Intelligence. Alt
division disputes should havo boen
held la abeyance pending tho pssssge
of a law calling for the settlement ot
such disputes by tho people directly
concerned. The county dlvlsloulsts.
however, havo refused to wait They
have submitted their bills In hopes
the people will voto bllndlr for them.
They havo abused tho Inltlatlvo priv
ilege and they should be rebuked for
aomg so. Every county division bill
should bo voted down.
'Insist that the Initiative be usod
only when it may be Invoked with
THE CAR THAT DOES THINGS
Durability, Appearance, Economy.
A. C. LUCAS, Bend Agent.
CIVIL AND MINING ENGINEER
C. S. BENSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Of PICK IN JMKT NATIONAL BANK BMG.
Vernon A. Forbes
PlKST NATIONAL BANK M.DG.,
C. COE, M. D.
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Notary Public and Conveyancing All
Legal Paper Correctly Drawn.
Crook Comity Abstract Co.
ABSTRACTS OP TITLE
to ell land aud town lots in Crook county,
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LET POPPLATIQN INCREA8E.
Counties Where Division Agitated too
The Prlneville Review sizes ud the
situation wisely when It says that the
population In most of the counties
where county division Js being agi
tated Is too small and scattering.
Many of the districts are too sparsely
settled to permit tho scheme. Resi
dents and property owners would be
taxea so high that it would mean ruin
to a large number. Walt until the
counties have more people and the list
of taxable warrant county division,
advises tho Review as follows:
"It would be unwise to make any
sort of division of Crook County 'Just
now. It Is too thinly settled yet In
due course of Urae, when the parent
county shall have attained 25.000 or
30,000 and the list of taxable war
rants It, division will be sure to come:
It is Inevitable. But it Is not business
sanity to divide a county of less than
10,000 souls, and a moment of sober
reflection should convince any one ot
this. When the proper time arrives
and a Just county division law Is en-
acted, the three cities most concern
ed, Madras, Redmond and Dend. all
of which have division schemes In
mind, can settle the matter between
themselves. Out so long as the whole
state Is required to vote upon a mat
ter with which only a small part is
even remotely concerned, wo would
advise electors to vote an emphatic
NO, not only on the Deschutes propo
sition, but every other county bill."
The Idea of creating Nesmlth coun
ty is commendable, but Is tho manner
of creating it commendable. It is
hoped that in time a Nesmlth county
will be formed, but It should bo done
in a way that would bo approved by
him If be were, with us today, Just at
well ask the people of Portland to
vote for the county officers of Lone
county, or the city officers of Eugene,
la to vote to create Nesmlth county
nd this applies as well to all the pro
osed new counties,
County Division Increased Taxes 61 4
That county division means In
creased taxation for tho secsslonlsta
is shown by the experience ot E. A.
Schlftler, the well known local tailor,
who ons some property In tho city ot
Hood River, To the Bast Oregonlan
Mr. Schtffler has exhibited his tax re
ceipts and they show that during the
first year ot the oxlatenco of Hood
River county Mr. Schlfflcr's taxes In
creased 61.4 per cent His 1908 taxos
which wcro paid In Wasco county.
amounted to JS5.G0. Ills 1909 taxes,
the first levied after the creation ot
Hood River county and which he rald
on February 14, 1910, amounted to
1138. Therefore the creation of the
new county cost Mr. Schlftler the sum
or IS2.S0 during the first year of
Hood River county's existence.
"I have always said that It Is fool
ish to divide counties." declared Mr.
Schlffler. "It only means additional
oxpense and Increased taxation."
THE ONLY SOLUTION.
(East Oregonlan, July 9.)
Voters of Oregon will be comnelled
to pass upon 32 legislative measures
when they vote this fall. The number
Is entirely too largo and many of the
measures aro of such a nature that
voters simply cannot hope to Judgo
Intelligently as to their merits.
Conspicuous In this class are the
eight county division bills that have
been filed. Each of these measures
pertains to an Issue that Is strictly lo
cal In character. The people of the
state at largo are not Interested In
county division disputes. The average
voter cannot hope ta Judge of the
merits of these division bills. From
one side he will be showered with lit
erature favorable to division; from
another quarter ho will bo Implored
fo voto against division. Often people
residing in tho proposed new counties
do not want division .0 carry.
Now what Is the poor voter to do?
In the vlow of the East Oreronlan
there is but ono logical way to sottlo
county division problems. All those
problems should bo held In abeyance
until a law has been enacted leaving
the settlement of such disputes to the
people who aro directly Interested in
them. It Is pretty certain that such a
law will be passed by the next leglsla
ture. Such a law was passed by the
last legislature, but fo- some unknown
reason was vetoed by Governor Cham
kerlaln following the close of the session.
Are not your taxes hla-h nnnnrh?
Can two county governments be sup-'
ported as cheaply as one 7
The cry of division comes from real
estate speculators who hope to profit
Ijy having the county seat located so
as to increaso values, You will havo
Attending Physician U. C. COE, II. 1'ItKKKM.
M. HELEN KERSHAW, Sitperintcnilnnt.
Cfnduatc of St. Luke's Hospital. Chicago.
MRS. A. M. LUTES, AsiMnnt,
Graduate of Columbus (Ohio) Truliiing School.
Terms: $11 to $25 a Week, Payable Weekly.
There i n Nurse on duty nt nil time. No
extra charge made for night duty, unlen in
extreme cases, when a special mime is requited.
The Pioneer Wood Yard
Cnll on or telephone us Tor the Hast Seasoned Wood.
Custom Wood Sawing Solicited.
All wood is cut green , therefore assuring pood live wood
Wra. P. DOWNING, Proprietor.
TFe Home Land Company
Real Estate and
Timber Lands, Irrigated and Dry Farm Lands.
Bend Planing Mill
Ornamental and Interior Mill Work,
Store Fronts and Fixtures,
Sideboards, Cabinets and Furniture,
Door and Window Framing, etc.
" m i Hi
Architects and Builders.
R. E. Woolley
WILL DE CARRIED IN STOCK IJY US HEREAFTER.
Rooms for Rent
Picnic Supplies, Cigars
J. F, Taggart & Co.
Wall l'ir al
N. P. WEIDER
Clicwt and Het Wall I'arei Kam-
lite In the county, (let
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Leave your nrder wild Nick Hiultli
Direct Express Service between
Shnuiko uud ilcnd.
Two Rigs Each way every week
Bend office at Auno's Barn
Phone orders to Redmond at
ON ALL KINDS OP
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of dry block wood. All it
cost you, in i6hich length,
Ih f- 50 cord in your yard
Dry Limb Wood fy.oo a cord.
Sce P. Al. CARTER
when you want wood.
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mi. uiv JUiiuaaay ju. act lilUL
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