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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 31, 1912)
THE BEND BULLETIN
' OEOROR PALMKR PUTNAM
l. N. HOFFMAN
r. ' ' i . i !' n m
An Independent newspaper stand
Ing for ttio square ilo.il, clean busi
ness, clean politics and tho boat In
terests of Rend nml Central Oregon.
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Hero's wishing you success,
Tho public library Is being pat
rouUcd more now than ever before,
Tho now residents of tho town will
find there a choice amount of read
ing matter, lncludlngt nearly alt tho
leading magazines. The room In
kept open from 7 to 9 o'clock ovory
evening except Sunday and from 2 to
B o'clock on Woducsday and Satur
WBDNBSIMY. JANUARY 31. 1912.
HUM) AM) Till: SOUTH.
Judging from what ono often sees
In sonio of tho nowapapors of tho
towns south of hero, tho Ucnd Com
morcll Club nml the Uend people In
general get what they go after, what
ovcr it may be. In sonio respects
this Is decidedly true, but tho mis
take that our nclghliors make Is that
thcy'go off half-cocked and imagine
things that never wcro dreamed of by
tho local commercial organization.
A fine Illustration of this Is seen In
the last laauo of tho Silver Lako
Leader. In discussing tho change
1 In mall service from hero to that
town, as repotted In last work's Rul
letin, the leader says:
"Although Silver Lako Is now less
than SO miles from tho railroad ter
minus at llond, this town is no bet
ter off. so far as th'o speed of the mall
delivery U concerned than It was
when tho railroad terminus was 1SS
"What's tho reason? lias some
commercial organization at tho end
of the railroad used its Influence to
the cmbarraament of the community
that must dopend on Btago tinea for
delivery of letters and newspapers?
Is it another caso of Dead showing
her sisterly lovo for neighbors of tho
"Have tho postal officials been de
ceived, or are they deliberately plac
votcs a ro fow and far between?
Ing a hardship on communities where
"Stage malts now Icavo Dcnd up
on the arrival of trains in the evon
. Ing. Why should they bo set' back
"Olds havo bscn asked by the Post-
ofllco Department for carrying mails
seven days each week after March 1
. over the ISond-Sllver Lako routo
This will ktlp some, but Silver Lako
could bo belter served by a prompt six
day tchetfuJa than by a slow dally
So far ss the Rend Commercial
Club la roaRerneddt lclng presumed
Drat tat rtuti is the "commercial or
ganlrattoc at the end of the railroad"
reform! tc It knew nothing about
any chant going to bo made until
tho whetfula tecclved by the post
master here was printed lu this news
paper. Yet the Leader Insinuate
that It "wsd Ita Influence to th
HiJtaiTagmeit of the communities
that mast -Impend on stage line for
delivery of letter and newspaper."
oi)i jo Btm.uo 2U0p JO pCO)U
sort, the people of Ucnd leut their
I ml u ewe to gt a better mull servloo
for the towns to the south by sign
lug a' petition asking that tho six
day service be Increased to seven
days aweetc. This move has been
succeeeful. It appears, for the gov
ernment Is ealling for bids on a sev
en day schedule to go Into effect on
March 1. It is btated lu the adver
tisement tint the mall stage will leave
Bend after the arrival of the train
at night, reaching Silver Lake In
28 bonis. Returning, it will leave
there at 1:. a. m. and get here be
fore ?:(. 3 in the next day.
The people here hope a satisfactory
bid will be received by the govern
ment, for thoy wish to seo the towns
to tho Mulli servod from here get as
good mail accommodations as pos
sible. And, lionef.t, Kdltor Morris, don't
you think, you owe Rend an apology
for this and other unjust Insinuations?
With n rural free delivery routo,
postal savings bank, ahlnglo mill,
fancy poultry business, new stono
hotel and a number of other hand
some stone buildings promised, Rend
Is certainly going fowfird. And tho
best of It Is that the going hns just
And some men are sober ouly whon
mono)' is tight.
So mo peoplo suffer Intensely ovor
Jealousy is but another namo for
Ingrown self esteem.
Anyway, tho font Is apt to be gen
erous with his folly.
In vfey of the fact that there Is
much government land in Crook
county vlifcli Is yet open to home
stead and desert entry, Tho Bulletin
1b printing much Information of In
terest to iindsueUera. Every home
steader In Ciook county shoutd be
a Bubbcilber and thereby get Infor
mation tttarl la of value to him.
Crook county's tenth newspaper
has mado Ita appearance, being the
Terrebonne Orogonlan. It is a four
page 'bU column publication and
start off with a liberal patronage
by the business men of the town,
W E.'Johnron la the editor and for
his flrut luiuo lias gotten out a
THK COUNTRY NKW8PAPKR.
(Now York Evening Journal.)
Tho Hearst newspapers havo moro
than onco called tho attention of. busi
ness men and citizens lu gcnoral to
tho Important work that Is douo by
tho editors of tho smaller newspapers
and to tho groat vatuo of thoso news
tiapers as advertising mediums.
It would bo Impossible to keep this
government going, Impossible at toast
to kc-cp .rpproseutattvo and demo
cratic government allvo In this
country, if It were not for the thous
ands of nowspapcr editors scattorod
throughout tho land, every ono of
them a watcher and an observer, a
vigilant policeman in politics and
Wherever two railroads cross In
the United States and there Is a town
or village, there Is, fortunatoly for
tho country, a local editor.
Tho editor watches the two rail
roads; he watches the affairs of his
township, county, stato and nation.
Ho talks dally or weekly to his
fellow citizens concerning affairs that
moat vitally Interest them. Ho Is
for them an eye that does not sleep,
a man alert and devoted to thoso
that iro his constituent
If the railroad crowing kilts t-o
ti'jfjy. If tho rallroaJi combine to
(iiaipt- too much or sc,"0 too poorlv
If tht Judge, nowr-nr or mjor
scvin more of a rallro. .1 official than
n 1ti1o's official, the editor Is thoro
In till nlmiif It.
Big tnctroi-olltan nc-vitpapers wl'h work.
circulations runulng Into many hun
dred thousands dallr ravi a pecu
liar power of their own.
But If you took all the metropoli
tan newspapers of the United States
and weighed them In the balance
against the prose of U.e 6air.ll c'llcn
and towns of America It would be
as though ou weigh.! .1 iP.y onto
building against I'lkH Peitt. und
the local pleas would ie PIkw a Peak.
The local odltoi ink to his
readers as one friend aiieukit to Kn
ottier. They know him y 4jitt. They
know b's lecord. rii; kfow for
how sm-il reward he ren ien if
Helen!, unselfish wtIch. And a
word from him mean more than
many eolumns from some avmyMous
and unknown "editor of die bit? ity "
The imlltlcians of thW jountry
know well the power j( (ho local piII
tor. They respect it and fenr it, and
It Is a good thing for the country that
A man writing fearlessly In soma
cougremmian's or sonio senator's
home town can do more to keep that
public official straight than all tho
metropolitan newspapois put to
gether. Public mon know the power of the
local editor and of the local newspa
per. It Is a pity that tho business
nen of the country ure Ignorant of
The man who has something roally
worth while to advertise. If he would
use the loeal newspapers intelligently
would multiply his sales, mako him
self known to millions that do not
ifow know him and put himself at tho
head of his line of competition.
if tho automobllo manufacturers
who attract attention Just nt this mo
ment would put their advertising In
telligently In the local newspapers.
paying a good, fair rate and offering
good valuo, they could very soon
change tho output of automobiles In
America from H0.000 In one yar,
v-hlch was the record of 1910. to
500,000 or 1,000,000 in one year,
and thla Is no exaggeration.
The smallest of tho country news
papers has among Ita readers ono or
Ave or ten or a hundred men that
could bo made to buy a car now and
will buy one sooner or later. So mo
intelligent automobile manufacturer
with the right kind of product will
reallzo this and sell tens of thous
ands of cars through tho local news
papers before his competitors know
what has happened.
The average of prosperity and of
wealth among the readers of a coun
try newspaper is far greater than
among tho readers of a metropolitan
dally, and, In proportion to the cost
of advertising, Intelligent publicity
gives by far tho best results.
What we hare said about auto
mobile advertising refers to adver
tising In othor lines.
Very fow poopln rcnllzo what It
moans whon n man mtdurtnkoa tho
publication of u dally or weekly
newspaper In n small ptneo.
Tho editor risks everything, pov
erty, bankruptcy, tndltforouco of the
public, and tit best his rownrd can bo
It Is said that Mr, Rryun la going
to opposotho election to tho preal
dency of Oovornor Wilson of Now
Joraoy because tho latter before ho
started out toward tho Wlilto House
asked Mr. Cnrneglo of tho steel
trust tti glvo him u life pension.
Many of us, of course, would fuel
hnpplur If wo could buglu our work
with n life pension that would free
ua from nil rare ovor afterward.
Tho country t'dltor ospoclnlly
would bo mnde comfortable and tree
from worry for himself and for hla
family If thoro wore some ateot trust
or oil trust bllllountro ready to of-
'for a pension to those beginning
But tho country editor goes to
work with no pension and no guar
anty, He nsks no pension, no cash
In advance, only fntr play nmt n
chance to work.
To tho mnu who has started his
own smalt pa nor and Is lighting his
way uphill with a little typo nml a
small press, paying tho highest price
for everything and getting the low
est prlco for his advertising nnd his
hard work, there seems something
vory comical In tho sight of n man
like Oovornor Wilson giving up a
position as university president that
paid him nearly $10,000 n year, tak
ing a large salary aa governor of
New Jersey, publicly bidding for tho
Unttod States prosldoucy with Its
$75,000 salary and nt tho same time
asking Mr, Cnrnogto of tho steel
trust to put him on hla pension list
nnd make It easy and safe for htm
to bo honest ever after.
The country odltor la tho man who
ought to havo a pension for tho work
Hint ho does, If any man ought to
hnvo It. Ho la also tho man, as It
happens, who would not take a pen
sion from tho steel trust, or from
tho railroad that runs through his
town, or from any Other agency of
That Is why wo havo lu tho past
and today and shall In tho fu-
turo try to Impress on our readers
and on big advertisers the fact that
they should do their sharo toward
supporting tho local press of this
country. Thoro would bo and could
bo no philanthropy about It. Sim
ply wlso self Interest should mako
every citizen buy his local paper and
according to his means glvo to the
support of tho local press.
Tho citizen that buys his local pa
per gota hla monoy back ninny times
over In protection of his Intorests.
And tho man who advertises wide
ly and wlsoly In tho local press gets
hts money back many times ovor In
Tho pcopto should not bo niggard
ly In support of thoso thnt do good
Business men nnd tho public
generally should bo especially broad
minded and liberal In their suport
of tho local nowspapora that repre
sent nnd tenslfy public opinion
throughout the country.
POSTOFFICi: RILL FRAMIR).
WASHINGTON, D. C A ten year
term for the Postmastor General, the
elimination of the entire Pnstofllco
DetMirtmont from itolltles and the
appointment of all ixistmastera ly
the head of the department Instead
of by the President, was presented
In a bill Introduced In the Mouse by
Representative Norrls of Nebraska.
Tho measure Is a revision of n pre
vious bill by Mr. Norrls.
HAWLKV AWAITS NOTK'K.
WASHINGTON. I). C. As boon ns
Representative Hawley receives noti
fication that his registration appli
cation has boon filed by the clerk of
Marlon county nnd his nnnie entered
u)on tho io book, he will Issue n
formal statement announcing his
candidacy for ronomlnntlon nnd ro
clcctlon to tho Houso of Representa
tives. Coupled wlth'thls announce
ment will bo a declaration of princi
ples and an outline of the platform
on which he will run.
Tho railway agent tomttlmtt stlls a tick-
t In a strip
Bo generous In Itnith that It l lonxer
than our lrlt.
"Mr. Subbuba, your bouse Is on fire,
nurry homo aud save your belong.
"Nothing In the house worth saving.
Everything we bad Is loaned out"
Adown tha stream of Ufa, they said,
Tostthrr peacefully they'd float,
But lust as soon aa I hey were wed
They both txten to rock tha twit.
Lady Visitor ito temperamental look.
Ing prisoner) Did you ever go In for
T. I P. No, tnn'nmi thla In me first
offense, and the chargo was larceny.
To lynch a negro with a rope, soma say,
la no dlisTSca.
It simply Is an effort made to elevate the
Ilcr Father I told you that you ould
marry ray daughter when you could
write n check for $50,000. Have you
Iler Suitor Yea. sir; It only nwalls
your signature-Philadelphia Evening
Tha whlppoorwlll beneath tha moon,
Llka some wa fain would part with.
Keeps taking- encores on a tuna
That wasn't much to start with.
THE SUBSCRIPTION LIST OF
Is Growing Rapidly. Why?
It Rives the news of Bend nnd
the Deschutes Valley the bltf
jjest and best "new" country
on earth and reflects In Its
columns the progress which is
being made in this country of
THE BULLETIN IS READ
EVERY WEEK BY AJORE
THAN 2,500 PEOPLE
people who live here in the Bend
Country and others who will
shortly become residents of this
wonderful new country.
That it pays to advertise is
shown by the results obtained
by a real estate firm who volun
tarily stated to The Bulletin
last week that they were get
ting many Inquiries from per
sons who said they saw tho ad.
carried in this paper.
Rates arc reasonable.