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THE BEND BULLETIN
OKOItOi: I'ALMKll PUTNAM
U. N. HOFFMAN
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WEDNESDAY. FEB. 7, 1912.
SAMK TUOl'ltl.K MiNI) HAD.
Lakevlow seems to be having tho
same, sort of trouble which llenil had
thrco months ago regarding mall ser
vice. After getting mall over tho
new railroad Into that town for
awhile, tho people havo to bo content
with stage service again, just as wo
had to hero. Tho situation Is sum
med up In tho following from tho
"On January 6 Postmaster Ahl
strom received orders to tho effect
that train scrvico would be broken at
Alturas and that closed pouches wero
to tie forwarded from Alturas to
lakevlow tnstoad of from Alturas to
Davis Creek. This order duplicated
to Supt. W. A. Dunaway was simply
authority for the Nevada-California-bregon
railroad to carry mall be
tween Alturas aud Lakevlow, dis
pensing with the stage haul from
Davis Creek to lakevlow.
"Yesterday Postmaster Ahlstrom
received advices from tho Postofflce
Department that there was no author
ization or orders between Lakovlow
and Davis CrcoU for mall to bo han
dled any other way than by tho con
tract held by tho Consolidated Stage
Company. Tho message stated speci
fically that there was no authority for
the railroad to handle the mall north
of Davis Creek.
"This In substance Is tho two let
ters received from II. G. Rhodes,
chief clerk of the San Francisco
division of the railway mall service.
It Is evident that tho last letter re
calls tho authority given In tho first
and tho postofflce at this placo is at
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dispatch tho mall south. Tho mes-
sago under dato of January 22 speci
fically denies the Nevada-California-Oregon
railroad tho right to carry
malls between Davis Creek and Lake
view and there Is no stage line in
operation at tho present time.
"It would seem to the ordinary
individual that there wero somo con
flicting orders from tho postofflco
TIIK KORKSTKY SLUVICK.
Bend is headquarters for the Des
obutes National Forest, but very few
yeople here know much about tho
large amount of work that Is done
by the supervisor and his corps of
rangers. The average person thinks
perhaps that fighting flro in tho sum
mer In the national forest is about
las only duties required of tho for
uatry employes. This is a big mis
take, for fighting flro plays but a
ataall part In tho llfo of the forest
ranger. His government Job Is not
a trtnoeuro. as It might, seem, with the
whole winter' spent idly in a warm
uRbto and a pay check coming from
Unele Sam regularly.
Fighting flro Is about tho only
work the rangers do that tho gonoral
jwMIc knows about, hence perhaps
tho mistaken Idea that Is abroad.
Tho uses of tho national forests aro
many, and all the work In this con
nection Is dono by the supervisor and
his awlatauts. Somo ono wants to
build a road, or a cabin, schoolhouse,
reservoir, bathing resort or tho like,
and makes application for a permit,
llefore It can bo Issued, a thorough
Investigation must bo made by the
tupervl3or'a office and a ranger is de
tailed to do the work. A settler may
want to construct an irrigation ditch
for a few hundred foct across govern
ment land to carry water from a
spring to bis farm. The ranger must
mako a personal Investigation of the
project, however small It may be, the
trip probably requiring two or three
days. The settler is given the permit
freo of charge, although the work
may have cost the government $16 or
Tho use of tho forests for grazing
purposes makes much work also.
Tbero aro always moro applications
for permits than can bo glvon, and
the apportioning of tho territory
must be carefully done so that all will
be Justly treated by Uncle Sam.
Grazing trespass, whether it bo inno
cent or wilful, is also to bo looked
. The sale and cutting of timber, the
free use of Umber by a settler, the
occupancy of land by n person who
wishes to dotormlno whether It la
sultnblo for agricultural purposos,
applications for homesteads In tho
forest reserve and for timber claims,
experiments in reseodlug depleted
areas, tho discovery and extermi
nation of poisonous plants those
and countless other things keep tho
forestry men busy from one end of
tho year to tho other.
Tho following poem, entitled
"Tho Forest Hanger's Week." tho
author of which Is unknown, gives a
good Idea of this branch of govern
Tho Forest Hanger's life Is Joy
Ills days are spent In play,
Ills weeks are fun without alloy.
Ills months one happy roundelay;
Hut just to keep himself In trim
Ho works a bit each day.
Monday sees n mile of trail
Hlocked by n landslide's fall
Ho mends ti couple of bridges trail,
Aud cuts tho grade on the canyon
Hut aside from putting that trail In
Ho does no work at all.
Tuesday finds him full of sand,
Aud clean as a chimney sweep,
Ho rides ton miles to the driveway
And tallies ten thousand head of
Hut seeing this trifling duty douo
He spends the day In sleep.
Friday he made a timber sale.
With a certified check as security:
He figured tho stand by the decimal
And branded "V. S." on every treoj
So whtlo he might have douo somo
He passed tho day in ecstacy.
And Saturday, llko tho rest of the
Ho played at tennis and golf and
Ho shod his pony, cleaned the ercok,
Hurled somo litter, and Ifullt a
Hut. generally speaking, the livelong
Ho wroto his reports that's all.
Tho Forest Ranger's mottoes stand
"Create, protect, restore."
To help home builders with the land
And bring content on every hand
Now and forovcrmore.
Seodtlmo and harvest ho computes.
And from her plenteous storo
Summons Damo Naturo's attributes,
To mako two saplings shoot tholr
Whcro ono shot heretofore.
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Ifo stops tho fires that send tho
Which tear tho valley's floor,
And ruin tho farmer's corn and spuds
So that two cows may chow tholr
Whero one cud heretofore.
Whcro only sage and cacti grow
With ditch aud reservoir
Fed from tho mount's protected snow
Uo sees two drops of water flow
Whcro one flow heretofore.
And as tho fruit of his master hand
And knowledge of forest lore
Hearing tho stockman's glaring brand
Wo see a team of horsos stand
Where one stud heretofore.
So! Hero's to tho Ranger's fireside!
May his tribe Increase galore
And may ton Forest Rangers ride
On road or trail or steep dlvldo
Whero one rode heretofore.
The announcement of a $20,000
building for Jlond Is a most Interest
ing and Important Item of news to nil.
Tho handsomo odlflco which has been
planned, and on which work will
start March 1, will bo an honor to
tho town, being tho finest building of
Its kind in this part of tho state. It
should dispel from tho mind of tho
pessimist all doubt regarding tho
bright futuro of this town. Money
talks, the old saying runs, and whon
the men interested in a banking in
stitution have faith enough to go
ahead with tho construction of a
(20,000 building the natural-born
knockers of the neighborhood should
go off to some alloy and curl them
selves up In a secluded spot, away
from the light of progress and de
velopment. Already tho policy which tho Com
mercial Club adopted for this year,
the securing of new industries for
Ilend, Is bearing fruit. The getting
of a creamery and ice factory hero is
a big accomplishment, especially tho
establishment of the creamery, for It
means that Ilend will becomo tho cen
ter of a great dairying Industry. The
liberality of the company which has
donated the slto for the plant with
out waiting for others to Join In and
assist Is commendable Tho fact that
a largo number of cows aro going to
be brought In and sold on easy terms
to the farmors Is another action that
Is also praiseworthy. Continuation
along these lines will keep Ilend In
the front industrially and otherwise.
From February 15 to April 1 the
sportsmen will havo to tako a rest.
On the former dato the duck season
closes and on the latter the fishing
Many a woman dovotcs more time
to Improving her complexion than
her reputation. ,
I Heard Hero and There
TIU'K IN 1IKNH.
Merchants who don't advertise
often wonder why tho people patron
tto mall order concerts. The reason
Is that those concerns write clover
advertising that convinces people
they ought to buy from them aud
DAMPS KILL WIJI.Ii ll(l(!i;it.
(Sliver l.ako Leader.)
Damps In a well on his homestead
east of Fort Hock last Monday cost
tho life of Hay Ducbapelet. Another
man who was helping sink the hole
narrowly escaped tho siuuo falo.
HUSKS HSTA(IA PIUHiRKSS.
(La Pine luter-Mountalu.)
Guy m Folletto, one of the ablest
newspaper men ever In tho central
states, has tensed tho Pnigrowt pub
lished at Kstacada, a town Xo mile
west of Portland. Ho takes possess
ion of tho plant tomorrow, February
CALF !OT TIIU MILK.
Dlro catastrophe threatened tho
Hotel Chowaucan last Monday when
n sassy calf drank up all tho milk
that Landlord Currier had secured at
tho morning milking. A lacteal
famine was averted, however, by tho
prompt assistance of another cow
owner who hud saved some milk from
tho predatory cowlet.
AHTiniOKKS DO WF.I.L.
Alexander Splrcr brought a sample
of artichokes to this oltlco that speak
well for this class of vegetable grown
on dry land. Mr. Sptcrr states that
m dry a year as last that tho yield
was approximately f00 bushels to
tho acre on the tract that bo bad
planted. This vegetable Is very nu
tritions ns a growing feed for hogs
especially, and It has been noted that
other stock do well on the root. It
seems that this would be a profitable
crop for tho farmers to raise. If the
yield each year was as heavy accord
ingly as last and with tho prospects
of crops this season that we now have
It should yield much better than It
WILL INVIISTKUTK ItlVKHH.
Klnior James Mct'austland, pro
fessor of municipal engineering, Ho
attle, has been appointed by the Unit
ed States Government to Investigate
the water powors of the Deschutes
and Metollus rlvors, nccordlug to nn
announcement mado last Sunday. At
tho recent mooting tho Hoard of Ho
gonts at tho university granted a
leavo of absence to Professor Mo-.
Caustland, beginning with May 1
noxt until tho end of the college yoar,
in order that he might do this work
for tho Government. Tho director
of tho United States Geological Sur
vey had been negotiating with Pro
fessor McCaustland for somo time,
expecting tho work would bo tnkon
up Juno I, but tho Federal Govern
ment, having recently decided that It
was Imperative a report on the two
rlvors should bo In their hands at
Washington by January 1, 1913, Pro
fessor McCaustland was urged to be
gln'hls work as soon as poeslhlo.
A .MAIL OltDKIt KOTAHIC URAL.
Down In Oklahoma the othor day
a man went Into a store to buy n saw.
Ho saw the kind he wanted and
asked tho price. It was $1.65, the
"Good gracious," said tho man.
"I can get the same thing from Sears,
Roebuck & Co. for $1.35."
"That's less than It coet me," said
tho dealer, "but I'll sell It on tho
aame terms as tho mall order house
Just tho same."
"All right," said tho oustomor.
"You can send It along and chargo it
to my account."
"Not on your life," tho dwilor re
piled. "No charge accounts. You
can't do business with tho mall ordor
houso that way. Fork ovor tho oash."
Tho customer compiled,
"Now 2 cents for postage and 5
cents for a monoy order."
"Certainly, you havo to send n
letter and a monoy ordor to u mall
ordor house, you know."
Tho customer, Inwardly raving,
kopt to his agreement and paid the
"Now 2G cents oxprossago."
"Well, I'll bo ," he said, but
paid it, saying, "Now hand mo that
saw and I'll take It homo myself and
be rid of this foolery."
"Hand it to you? Whoro do you
think you aro? You'ro In Oklahoma
and I'm In Chicago, and you'll havo to
wait two weoks for that saw,"
Whereupon tho doalor hung tho
saw on a pog and put tho monoy In
his cash drawer.
"That makes $1.07," ho snld, "It
has cost you 2 cents moro and takon
you two weoks longer to get It than
If you had paid my price in tho first
No matter how perfect an artlflcal
eyo may bo, It's an unsightly thing.
Folding' Card Tables 15c each
Folding Chairs GOc per doz.
. M. Thompson.
THE SUBSCRIPTION LIST OF
Is Growing Rapidly. Why?
It gives the news of Bund and
the Deschutes Valley the big
gest 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 MORE
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 the ad.
carried In this paper.
Rates are reasonable.