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THE BEND BULLETIN
(Published Every Wednesday)
''"OKoiiOB PALMER PUTNAM
Editor nml Publisher.
noiiBivr vv. sawyer
WEDNESDAY. NOV. IS. 10H,
THEC. 0. I. MATTER.
While Mr. Steams' snroastlo lajf
tor la no doubt Intotulcd to chnslqn
our spirit, wo confess to fooling folr
y,wcU satisfied with It: for Uio coin
wunkntlon echoes tho vory charac
teristics lo which wo hn,vo objected In
tho management of tho Central Ora
BOa Irrigation Company, nml. In f
fect Justlflos us further.
Tho letter tolls us to keep our
hands off. It Intimates that tho mat
tor concerns only tho company and
tho Insurance Commissioner.
Wrong. This matter concerns tho
water users and tho public It was
Initiated by the former and affects
tho latter vitally. As It concerns thorn
It Is tho duty of any newspaper In
this territory to discuss It. Tho com
pony's affairs aro not sacred. Kepc
clrlly becauso they often have boon
conducted so grossly, they must rc
main open to criticism. "The public
be damned" is no doubt a theory uo-
on which tho C. O. I. acts, but it
least that public Is privileged to conio
trnok with a little damning on Us own
Furthermore. In this Instance, tho
statements of Tho Uullctln have been
particularly timely and Justified, be
cause of tho extraordinary blindness
with which a high official or tho com
pany has placed himself In n hole and
showed his disposition to play fast
nnd looso with tho Interests and Just
demands of tho water uscro, even at
tha sacrifice of his spoken word.
Itoscoo Howard has denied making
a statement which a scoro of toler
ably honest men heard htm make.
Docs such an example compel or ovon
encourage our sllonca?
Terhaps that Investigation may bo
wade. Perhaps It will bo blocked
'.permanently. Perhaps It will bo de
layed so long as to bo useless, flut
at least wo can tell the facts of tho
matter to date, nnd to do what wo
can lo establish them boforo tho pub
That tho settlors arc In full sym
pathy with tho stand taken by Tho
Uullctln is evidenced In statements
plscwhero In this paper. At least
tho Howard-Stcnrns-Stanley crowd
will not bo able to say that this Is
simply a personal matter, and is un
supported In tho community, as thoy
bo often have said of ladlvldual set
1 tier's complaints.
Which brings up Mr. Stearns al
lusions regarding our stand In tho
past toward tho C. O. I. nnd Its of
ficials. Perhaps Mr. Stoarns Is so
blinded by tho halo or his own virtuo
that ho does not reallxo that for
months this paper has been roundly
criticized hero becauso It was too leu
lent with C. O. I. methods under
fire. Probably Mr. Stearns docs not
know that wo have been accused of
favoring tha company, at tho oxponso
of the settlor. And flit beoauto we
tried to be fair, and realized and ad
mitted the difficulties under which
the managomont Uborod. Kvon Ro
coe Hownrd told us that our account
of tho July 25th moeting wan "ex
tremely fair and It ohronirled hl3
offer to open tha books to examina
tion, which he now- denies making!
Wo have been urged to let tha
oampany alone, becauso It would d's
oaJiraee Investment. beae It would
hurt tho country, because it would
Injure the eastern bond and stock
holders who have dumped good cath
lato tho project. For the last we are
sorry. It Is time they soat respon
sible Investigators to get the true
story of tho roads tholr dollars hac
been made to follow. The charges of
tho ox-cashier may bo false. Thero
may not have been anything actually
"crooked" In the conduct of tho com
pany. Even the charges of the set
tlors may bo ill-founded. If an audit
would show all this, by all moans
hasten that audit nut It will be hard
to convince local observers that from
tho first there has not been wasteful
extravagance and blind folly. Tho
Centralo townsllo venture, tho sal
arlcs paid, the road building, the al
leged Juggling of Income, tho ap
parent neglect of settlers' Interests,
are In themselves euough to show the
impossibility of success crowning the
efforts of those In the saddle.
Wo are ready to let up on tha
.company as soon as It does Its diity
by the settlers and only then.
building need bo anticipated no ap
pears this year.
Tho county situation Is more com
plex. There seems no roaBonablo doubt
that Jefferson county will go, as It
Is entitled to. That being no, wo of
tho west side, who pay tho brunt i'f
tho taxes, will catoh It hot and heavy.
Wo won't relish that, but at loaail
wo can say "1 told you w" to our
neighbors who allowed themiotvoa U.
be misled by our antagonists In tho
tccetR county division light.
Hut whether or not Jefferson goes,
; thero Is no earthly reason why that
budget oannot bo pared, wo bolleva
tho now sheriff himself will bo con
tent with n, lower figure. Without
Jefferson tho runowor'n estimate
should be out largely. The widow's
ponslon ealltnnto Is a acandal; na ad
ministered It Is a Joke, and should
bo cut off altogether. Tho allowance
for Indigent persons la oxtrnvagant.
Wo won't quarrel with tho high
school appropriation, except to sny
that It is simply a contribution of
tho taxpayers at largo to Prlnovillo.
Tho surveyor's offlco has been a no
torious moncy-grnbbor; shall It con
tinue to- be? Tho espouses of tho
water roaster's office nro absurd, and
out of all proportion to tho work ho
does; why not, for lustance, limit his
salary to tho irrigation season, Just
as tho fruit Inspector's salnry very
sensibly has been limited to tho fruit
Uut enough with theso, and other,
merited cuts, our taxes will bo high
enough. Let us of tho city of Ilond
rojolco that wo can at least offsat
tho county Increase with our decrease
nnu to It that this information
prepared and published.
Tho Sowora' list of nocowary facts
is as rouows:
"n Whether last year's appro
priation had been spout economically
and wisely; ; j "
"It How much of .tho suiiiilltvs
purchased tho' previous yonV" Avoro
Mill on nanu:
"e- -How much It cost lo maintain
orcIi of tho vurtoun olllcoa nml de
partments; "d How much would bo neodod
to conduct each olllco or department
for tho following yoar;
'o How much oqulpmoiit would
havo to bo purchased for each and
all departments; how much would -H)
needed tor now bulldltiga: how much
now nctlvlttos would cost;
"f What wan tho total amount
needed to conduct tho city's business
It Is gratifying to discover that the
taxes in the city and In this school
district undoubtedly will bo consid
erably lower than they were last
year. Thero are many reasons to
hope that every effort will be inado to
prune them down to a minimum. The
economy of course will suit all our
PQsket books, and tho contrast of a
lower looal tax. In face of the hlghv
QQjinty tax, wjjl furnish especial food
for tnougnt in. certain oisincis wnero
the' re.cont opponents to county dfv'-1
stop plead that retention of the
present county meant economy and
division meant heavier taxes. I
Tho-city shows Itself In first class'
shape. Even with our splendid, sew-1
or. and the Interest on Its bonds, and
a generous allowunco for running ex
penses in all departments, there can
be, a considerable cut la the levy. The
$rear now ending ha been financed
comfortably on tho estimates mado
for 1L and a notable lot of street irn
llioveniont has been put through.
With tho collection of outstanding
su'ms duo the city from unpaid sow
en and street assessments. It will bo
Jn remarkably sound shapo.
In the Softool district tho promised
lowering of the levy Ib most satlnfac
tory. While tho cost of the new
school house' tan far and away above
tho estimates, thus knocking put hope
foi-'a big cut In the levy, as foreseen
Earlier jn the year, evenr at that a
'decrease of four or five raJJIa yjlU-bo
'Welcome, and In tho futuro no such
drain from the general fund for
MAKING A BUDGET.
Consideration of tho different bud
gets now boforo. tho tax payors is
hard or cosy dopcndlng on whether
or not thoy nro informed as to how
their tax money hasleen spent in tho
preceding year. School district 12
nnd tho city nro to bo congratulated
en having tho figures for noxt year
given to tho peoplo along with this
year's expenses, but the county fig
ures nro blind. Undoubtedly tho In
surance commissioner's accountants
havo kept the records of costs up to
dato but nono of tho information gots
to tho tax payers.
Prorossor Sowers or tho Unlvorslty
of Oregon bns recently mado up n
list of facts that should be known
when a tnx lovy is being fixed. Wo
believe that tho Information should
Iks put In the hands of tho tax pay.
era so that they can tako an Intelli
gent part In tho bud got meeting to
which the tax layers Invito them. Tho
county court. In particular, should
Whtlo colobratlng his succeed In
tho county division campaign It must
bo an esneclnl ploasuro to Cluy E.
Dopson to lot his mind root on thaJ
ntothods ho used to omnin ins enu.
It Is doubtful If tho Hood Hirer Com
mercial Club, which now domnndn
that ho explain his misrepresentation
of Hood River conditions, will bo as
easily fooled by him as woro tho vot
ora ho Influenced.
Use True Hluo Flour! It Is tho
best mado and a llond product.
Adv. 37 It
THE PAST WEEK
TO MAKE SCHOOli LEVY.
A special meeting of tho freehol
ders In school district 12 haB been
called for Saturday, November 2.1. at
2 o'clock In tho principal's room nt
tho Hold school. At this mooting mo
tax lovy for tho district for the com
ing year will bo uotermineu.
HEAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Issued by Crook County Abstract l.
U. S. to Joan C. Holloro patent BE
Sheriff to J. II. Hanor tnax deed
SV 28-17-20; H Intorost NW NE
33; NW NE, SB NW 20-12-12..
J. II. Honor to John McCormlek
Ilcnd Pnrk Co. Jo J. H. Thompson
It. IT, blk. 114, 1st add Hand Pnrk
Samo to Chas. Thompson It. G, blk.
lit, same, $200.
A. R. Ilowraan to W. M. Killings
worth rection 1C.-20-10.
Tho Hond Co. to Hcnd Park Ox
Its. 1S-16, blk. 42, Center add, Ilond.
Paul Hold to Molllo E. Hold SW
toB 33-18-19; It. 2. 4-19-19.
Nettlo M. Abbott to Matt Kuloioh
SE SB, 13-NK NB. 24-16-12.
Except for the capture of Dlxmudo
from which It Is now reported tluy
have been Mrlvoii by tho Allies, tho
CortuniiH have been unsuccessful n
tholr attempt to push through to po
sitions on tho coast opposite England.
This temporary miocoai was gained
nt the cost, of enormous loss of life.
Since thou tho Allies havo reltoodod
tho territory occupied by tho ner
mann causing still further losses.
For tho present all efforts icoiii to
ut n standstill on both sides duo to
weather conditions. Elsowhero along
tho lmttlo lino tho situation remains
Ilortlu reports successes against
tho Russians who had Invaded En it
Prussia hut to tho south Cracow Is
reported In flames after having been
Invested by tho Russians. Austria
Is said to havo advanced Into Sorvln,
and the Turks report victories over
Russia and a lmttlo with Engllan
troops oil tho Persian gulf In In which
Hovero losses woro mulcted.
Tho Hrlllsh stipordroadnought An
daoloim Iihm bvpii sunk by n mine or
n submarine off the north coast of
Ireland. Tho loss occurred ttueu
weeks ago but tho nowu was ke.it
secret until tho arrival In New York
of steamers who had assisted In tho
rcsctto of the crow. Gorman sources
also claim destruction of three Eng
lish vessels oh! tho coast of Helglum.
Tho Moor revolt la said to havo
The Perils of Pauline
I S E
wim zzr i ummf
Having sold my Interest In Iho sec
ond hand store formerly conducted
by mo on Hond Btreet to II. 0. Ruin
oy, I hereby gtvo notlco that Mr.
Ratnoy assuiuos nil bills now atUtlng
against said business nnd that samo
nro not to be presented to mo. J.
A. Kcllcy. 37-41. p
SOCIAIi HYOIENR LITERATURE.
Tho Iltoraturo on social hygieno
has been received at the library. All
thoeo who wcro to dlittrlbhto the
pamphlets nro requested to call at
tho library for them.
Just arrived, ntco lino of candles,
nuts, etc You will appreciate our
warn! bath rooms In tho cold weather.
Tho sntno trio of barbers Is at your
service. Tho Metropolitan. Adv.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Don't Miss the Story!
One FARCE COMEDY
1600.00, balance 10 year tluio. In
ijulro Uullctln. 30-37 p
FOR 8ALR or TRADE Excolslor
motorcycle. 2 cylinder, 2 sooted, near
ly new. Trado for good horses. In
qulro nt llullotln ofTlco. SSlf
FOR BALE -Thanksgiving turkom
an! geese. P. II. Dcncor, Phono Rur
al 41. actf
FOR SALK 400 bushels of rye
11.25 a buthol. On 8ltors-Laldlw
road 0 miles northwest of Laldlnw.
Guy C. McAllister, Laldlnw. 3S-39c
FOR SALE Order your holiday
turkey now. Kino young birds. Phono
or wrllo Mrs, Elmer Cast, Deschutes,
FOR 8A LitThree Toulouse Kee-
nnd ano gander. F. V. Mwlshur, (.aid
FOR BALE 320 acru homwtM.t
relinquishment at a bargain. I.amt
level, good location. Inquire llulte
"TO TRADE OR KXCHAXai;.'''
WILL TRADE Eighty acres. -mllos
north of town for olty property,
auto, etc., water right on land (lo
H. Young. K-37 c
IT TO YOU BY
THE NEW PARCEL POST SVSTEM ENABLES
YOU TO PHONE US. OR WRITE US. AND GET WHAT
YOU WANT SENT TO YOU THE SAME DAY.
THE PRICE ON WHAT YOU WANT WILL BE JUST
THE SAME AS IF YOU BOUGHT IT RIGHT IN OUR
WE TAKE SPECIAL CARE TO FILL YOUR PAR
CEL POST ORDERS QUICKLY. TRY US AND YOU
WILL FIND OUT.
R. M. SMITH CLOTHING COMPANY
LEARN THE WAY
ET YOUR GROCERIES
nt Shuey's, We huve just received
fresli shipments of Nuts, Raisins, Cran
berries, Corn for popping, and other holi
day luxuries. Save money by getting these
i. nt -
Shuey's Cash Grocery
Bend's Leading Eats Store
'wJaV yt r i
AQE.VTS WANTED Man nnd wo
wan mako big money selllnK our
bojtnhold spcolaltlp; rxporlonco on
neasftiary. Ooneral Utility Co , 600
IK 4 1st St.. Portland. Oro., 33u
- WANTED Girl for general hoime
work. Apply Mrs. O. M. Pflttw
son. 33 tf
WANTED An euerfiotlc young
man of Kood address, to represent us.
olllntc our lino of goods In Ilond.
on a oommiiHilon basis. Addrosa I'm
A Son. Portland. 37c
FOR RENT Two small furnished
housoa near school house. 8. R. Ho
Bin, hnlf block north and half block
west of depot. ' ' 32tf
LOHT AND FOUND.
LOST Whlto setter Cog. Notify
Bulletin ofTlco. tt
TAKEN UP On Scptombor 13;
ono 2 year old steer, roan nnd whlto;
ono 2 year old heifer, red nnd whlto
spottod; ono sprint; calf with rlKht
ear split. Will deliver for coats. V.
V. Swisher. La I (I I aw. 3ttf
FOR BALE Wo are offorlng two
young cows In milk and two A. J. C.
C. bulls, u two yoar registered Jor
sey, strong .vigorous follow; and n
threo nionthn old registered bull.
Phono or call at tho Whlto Rok
ranch, Laldlaw, Oregon. 33(f
FOR SALE Oood tonni of perdu
oron horses, 3 and 4 years old, wolght
2800. II. Hughes, R. F. D. 37-3Sp
FOR SALB-Bdlson Homo" phon
ograph and records. Also good piano
player witn records. Keasonablo
terms. Imitilre II. E. Allen. Ilond
Company office or residence. 37tf
FOIt SALE Sow and pigs. F. II.
PlnkBtcff, Laldlaw, Oregon. 37-38p
FOR BALE or TIIADE Register
ed Jorsoy bull, prlco reasonable. Wi
nter and Spaugh, Laldlaw, Oro. 37if
FQJt SALE Horso. weight 1300
at $ 10.00; Iiolsteln heifer, bred, at
llu.Ob; Jersey bull calf, C wuokH,
roglqiprod she, $12 00. O. Sygrnd,
Pleasant Valley, 4 ti mllos north bf
Deechutas or t'j south from Rod
rnond,' 37 x
FOR SALE Thoroughbred Jorsey
hull, flvo years old. Ellgibla to rog
later. Phone or call on William All,
4 '& mllos north of Ilend. 30tfo
FOIt SALE Good team, wagon
and harness, cheap. Crawford's Feed
Yard. , 30tf.
FOR SALE or TRADE Forty
ucr,08. improved land -under T. I. P.
Twqnty IrrTgnblo acres, 4 room houpo
3 miles from town, Prlco $760. Will
.take wagon, team, harness and cat
tle or other trado to tho amount of
Wear-Ever Cooking Utensils
A COMPLETE NEW STOCK, Come
in nnd let us tell you about Aluminum
Skuse Hardware Co.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Daily:
A full line of Roynl Club goods and Folger's Special
Teas and Coffee always on hand.
A call will assure you that our prices am .reasonable.
T. R. McCLINCY
Bond Street, llcnd, Oregon. Next to Dream Theatre.
Bend Hour Mill Co.
The1 leading brands of patent Hour.
Ask' your grocer for them.
Large quantities of Shorts, Until,
Hollcd Oats and Hurley on hand at
- Seed Wheat and Ilyu in several va-
I'-rietieS. Mailorders solicited.
Bend Flour Mill Co.
A. J. KROENERT,