THE BEND BULLETIN An Independent newspaper, standing for the square dcnl. clean imslne, clean politics mil) the best interests of llend ml Central Oregon. SUBSCRIPTION RATHS: 0e jrtsr.-... ..' -. )i.c IS mtHllhrv1.f m iiiini iiiumiiiii imiimii 1 1 1 1 mi- (InTtrUbly la lYnc.) WUDNKSDAY, FEB 15 1911. LODGE IS BUILT SILVER LAKE IS PROS PEROUS TOWN. A rural free delivery p.rcels-pM SMiicUay will evolve fioui the present chaotic condition or our thisul$. vice, despite the struggle of expfcM companies to prevent it unit the ill- advised efforts of muny small-town retailers to ward n off. Tiic ob j ttiotis of the express people an too natural to demand comment; being human business oiganuutioti they desire to keep all the proritubh business thry can. The retailers' antagonism is characterized a short sighted because in the cm) even a general tMtcclvpoM, Mich as is operated in most civilized couu tries where the pot olli -e lepart meat is ruu on common sense busi nest lines, would benefit the local merchant immeasunibly. Tie feui ol the small merchant is that thr parcels-post would permit the tnai. order houses to rob him of his cus tomers. While undoubtedly Us operation would aid the large ctt) houses in getting their goods to the isolated country customer, the saute benefit, in u far more substantial degree, would accrue to the local merchant. He would cater to thr wants of a far larger territory than lie can now, efficiently, cheaply uno quickly. By means of the parcels post a note brought into town one afternoon, or a telephone call, woulu order goods which could be sent to the customer with none of thedela) and inconvenience resulting from a long trip to town in person, cost ly in time. J. V. Sllvertooth Visit Ucnd, Re porting Improvement Work on HI Store Well Being Dug In Slher Lake Country. "Shall books of fiction be prohibited in our school libraries?" Such is the question debated at a recent meeting of a literary society in Ctook County. If a school is to have a library containing auy book;, other than the driest of text books. it certainly would be an unconscion able shame to exclude therefrom fiction. Think of books like "Ben Hot," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "Black Bess" and "Bob, Son of Battle" possibly being excluded from the useof young folks because they come under the head of "fic tion." Each of these and there are hundreds more as worthy is u splendid combination of human sermon and moral text book, and written with such vital interest that the full attention of every school boy and school-girl reader would be held to the utmost held as no academic text book possibly could. To take fiction from the reach of school readers, if it in possible to make it accessible to them, would be a course as bhortsighted as is Kussias' in its censorship of reading matter inimical to the governmental policy. Let fiction be selected with care, but by all means encourage its use. V W. Sllvertooth of Silver Lnkc was in Bend over Saturday and Sunday. He reports everythini; very prosperous in the south coun try and says that business is en larging rapidly. He is miking prep irations to receive a big lot ol spring goods, said to be the 'finest .tssorttnent ever seen in Silver Lake On February 17th the Odd Fel lows move into their big new quar ters at Silver Lake, celebrating thr event with ancntertainment. Tht first floor of the new hall is devoted to a dance hall, upstairs being oc cupied by the lodge room. Tin organization is in an extreme! nourishing condition. C. R. Kigcr is building a house on his homestead at the north end of Silver Lake. Warren Duncan is going to O'Xeil for a load of grain for Stan ley Martin of Silver Lake. Alec Davis, of Klamath Marsh, has been purchasing cattle from Jim Small, and will feed them at the marsh. L. P. Klipple has put down an artesian well at Summer Lake, striking water at 30 feet. Another man south of Summer Lake bored by hand, with a 2 inch aucur, a well 1 15 feet deep, through thr sand. vices ntul an utlihevs chiefly dealing with the speaker's experiences lit Russia and the New York slums, nn informal discussion coiimtiiug the erection of the proposed new church or parrish house occured Bishop Paddock spoke of the gilt of the lot on the south end of Wall Street, dwelling upon the com manding position of the propositi building and the fact that its erec tion, in creditable style, would be n great asset to the town and n decid ed addition to its appearance. Hi proposed an effort to eitct u more substantial building than at first contemplated. Willi this in view u general committee of the men present was appointed to investigate wavs anil means of raising coulri bullous for a larger building. Tuesday morning Bishop Pad dock left for Redmond and Madias PRINEVILLE WINS TWO Here are some suggestive com parisons in costs of transportation. Up to the present thj settler coming to Central Oregon has had to pay in the neighborhood of twenty-rive dollars to transport himself from Portland to Bend. Perhaps thirty dollars would be a fairer estimate ot the usual cost of the trip. Now come the railroads with their an nouncement of low immigrant rates One can come from Chicago to Portland for practically the same cost as the Portland-Bend railroad aud auto rate. On top ot this, the completion of the Oregon Trunk to Madras cuts in bait the staging distance from the railroad to Bend, which will mean that those coming to Central Oregon aud Bend can get here, from middle western and east ern points, at a cost of prubabl) half that which has prevailed up to the present. The result certainl) will be a tremendous immigration. The beginning of the end has come The railroad has reached Madras. Central Oregon's tran p irtation isolation U a thing of the past Today Madras celebrates the arrival of the iron road, and with her all the interior country rejoices. An early season, this, for railroads and a bumper crop is assured. And as the crop matures let us borrow a catch phrase and declare to the observing World, "Watch Central Oregon Grow." Basket Ball Teams to Play Here on or About February 24. The Bend Athletic Association basket ball team was defeated in both games played with the Prine ville Athletic Club. The game on Friday evening resulted in a score tf 65 to 0. X he Menu team was fairly outplayed but was seriousl) Handicapped by the high passing of be ball. The hall at Prineville is ouicn uigner man trie one Here, j-o he team was unaccustomed to high passing. t The game Saturday night proved to be more interesting, the score be ing 45 to 18. A dance was given ifter each game. The first game drew a crowd of about 400 while the second was witnessed by about 25' The Bend team was well received and before leaving Prineville a re turn series was arranged for the 24 and 25th. The list of players follows: Prineville Bend Brewster F. Wheelock Beckle F. Brvon Ellis C. Springer McAllister O. Sieidl McAllister G. Hoech Subs Bend, Stoats and Sather Referee McMain, Mayor Gill of Seattle has learned the power of woman's vote. Equal suffrage cost him his job as Mayor last week, for it is estimated that mnm.iii1 tfntoa mnHf- tin ttlft stir nviWHIlii Fy.y ...www .-.w . .w thousand majority that effected his ing. recall. After the Monday evening ser CARDS OF THANKS. We desire to think the people of nend 4111I vicinity, for the generality and ym inlhy extended us, to help tide over our present misfortune and toss by fire. Sincerely. J. V. Young and family, I especially thank the ladles of the different organizations of Ileinl for their 'bought fulness and work, in providing me with so many household necessities if which I am in need. Accept my Meartfelt thanks. Mas. J, 1' YoUNO. BISHOP HOLDS SERVICE. Erection of Attractive Church Building benefit To Town. Bishop Paddock held services in the chuich on Sunday morning and evening; on Montlay alternoon there was a baptismal service, after a meeting of the Episcopal Guild, and in the evening another service. Jean Allen, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Herbert E. Allen, was baptized. Monday afternoon: in the evening Mrs. F. F. Smith was confirmed. A pleasant feature of the Sunday services was the singing; in the mornine Mrs. L. D. Lindborg rendered a, solo, and at tlio evening service she and Mrs, J, H. Wenan- dy want; a sacred duet, "Mv Faith Looks up to Thee." A very larce congregation attended Sunday even- ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER HEAVY TIMBERS A SPECIALTY IF WE HAVEN'T GOT WHAT YOU WANT WE WILL A1AKE IT FOR YOU Bend Lumber Co. Tiu LOG CABIN SALOON North-east corner Bond mid Oregon streets. Best Brands Wines, Liquors and Cigars WE CAN SERVE YOU Asy Drink YOU DESIRE. SEELEY &b McGRATH Proprietors r z -" ' n ALL FIRST CLASS GOODS WILL BE HANDLED AT e Silver Di Old Crow, Yellowstone Green River Hermitage, Atherton, and J. W. Harper. Wo are exclusive agents for the", famous WEINHARD BEER. for all Central Oregon. Your Patronage Solicited - Only Complete Stock of HARDWARE IN CENTRAL 0 R E Q 0 N. Builders' Hardware Stoves Cooking; Utensils Guns and Ammunition Sporting Goods Farm Implements. Barb Wire at Cost. Bend's New Harness Shop Manufacturers of Uumuss Repairing of All Kinds including jiHOK and HOOT A Big Stock of SADDLES, BLAN KETS, ROBES. Sale of Buggies $93.50 $85.00 Bend Hardware Co. wnwimnisjim hi J $115 Michigan Buggies for $100 Michigan Buggies for Genuine Mandt Wagons Farm Implements H. J. EGGLESTON Bend, Oregon. The Pioneer Wood Yard , Call on or telephone us for all kinds of WOOD We saw Cord Wood and Limb Wood on short notice. Orders Promptly I'illed. . , W. P. DOWNING, Proprietors. DESCHUTES ion Adjoins Bend on the south. Most beautiful residential sec tion in Bend.. Add; I REASONABLE PRICES Also Some Choice Business Lois. Timber Lands Bought and Sold. HUNTER & STAATS WAM. STKIJKT, 1JHNI), OR, TiTe E. F. Pitman Real Estate Co, IRRIGATED LANDS IN THE WALKER BASIN Farm and Stock Ranches for sale. We handle La Pino Townsite Lots. Tell Us Your Wonts. 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