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T1IK REND RULLETIX, REND, Oltn., WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1015.
Hood River's Experience
Competitive Utilities a Burden on the Public
(Application of the Consumers' Gas Co. of Millville.)
"Ilulil: Tlint tlic Hoard's decision In the Atlantic Highlands case, In
which It rofusod to upprovo it franchise granted by nn onllunnco of tho
Township of ShrowcBbury, Is In lino with WISH PUI1LIC POLICY.
, "Thu decision In tho Atlnutlc Highlands enso wob to tho effect thnt
tho competition between public utilities tends to be short-lived; thnt tho
unnecessary dupllcntlon of plant entnlls n pormancnt burden upon the pub
lic mid thnt thu Illusive doctrine of competition In this field Is being sup
erseded by an experimental rcglmo of strictly regulated monopoly."
NEW .IEIISEY HOARD OP PUHLIO UTILITY COMMISSIONS.
"Only by regulated monopoly, and not by competition and duplication,
can tho lowest rates ho secured."
SENATOR OSOAIl I'NIHIRWOOD, of Alulininn,
In a speech In tho IIoiiho of IlopreBontntlves, on
"Tho Water-Power Hill," July 18, 1914.
SALEM, Or., July 17. Tho Stnto Public Service Commission today
made nn order In the case of P. O. Campbell nnd others ngalnst Hood River
Gns & Electric Company, and Hood River Hydro-Elcctrle Company, both
under one management now, reducing tho chargo for commercial lighting
In Hood River to n considerable extent, re-adjusting thn schedule for ,
resldcnco customers by substituting a single block rato for nn old compll
, cated rate, which took Into consideration tho amount of Installation each
customer had, and finding thnt tho rural rates were not discriminatory and i
thnt of necessity they must be hlghor than In the city. However, tho mint
mum monthly charge for rural customers was reduced from $1.00 to $1.25.
Campbell and others Instituted tho complaint with n view of getting
tho snmo rates for the rural community ns wore charged In Hood River.
' No valuntlon was allowed on nny of tho company's property that Is not
at present used In the service of tho community. This excluded n transmis
sion lino from Hood River to Tho Dalles, ns well as other property.
IT WAS FOUND THAT THE PLAXT OF THE HYDHO.ELECTRIO
COMPANY, IXCLUDIXO STORES AXI SUPPLIES, HAD A VALUATION'
, OK 9tS!(M AXI THAT OK THE HOOD ItlVKU OAS & ELECTHIO COM
PAXY, $I!!,:SO, A COMHINEI) VALUATION OK 9UHit,UU.
THE VALUATION ON WHICH THE NEW HATES ARE EASED,
WHICH TAKES IN PROPERTY OK USE AND USEFUL- TO THE SERVICE
OF THE PUHL1C, IS fjlTH.niH) FOR THE HYDRO COMPANY AND J?l 10,3011
FOR THE HOOD RIVER, MAKING A TOTAL OF Ijt'Jl ,)) FOR THE COM
This was tho first electric utility caso taken up by tho 'commission and
nn exhaustive Situdy of the rates and valuations was made.
BEND WATER LIGHT &. POWER. CO.
THE DESCHUTES RANGER
Tho July number of the Deschutes I E. II. Howell, Deputy Stnto Flro
Rnuger, Issued monthly from tho Warden nnd Hunger Vincent nro con-
supervisor h olllco of tho Deschutes structlng u lookout tower nt Hlstors.
National Forest, beam on tho cover
pngo a photograph, taken by Super
visor Merrltt, of an elephant al work
piling teak logs on tho bench nt
Rangoon, India. Tho photograph
HiiggctttH tho lines from Rudynrd
Kipling's "Mundalay," "I'lephnnts n'
pllln' teak on tho sludgy, sludgy,
This number of tho Rnnger con
tains many notes of road building
and repnlr, ImproveinentH which are
doing u great deul In opening up tho
foreet to tho tourlHt nnd sportsman
which will bo nbout eighty foot high
A polo wngon bridge has recently
been completed ncrosH Cottonwood
creek and the Diamond lake road
west of Denver Marsh, by Sam Welch
nud other settlers In that vicinity,
With this project constructed It W
now possible to drive from Crescent
to Diamond lake by auto.
Deputy Supervisor llarphnm nnd
pnrty completed work on the road
between I lend and Tumalo Hunger
Lnku where fences will bo construct
ed. On Juno 2 ith II. E. Vincent count.
ail two bnndH of Bheep for Henrlch
PntJens. which wore tho llrst sheep
entering that end of tho Forest. Tho
old Hhcep weie In excellent condition
and tho lambs v. urn extra largo.
II. L. Until win from tho Genornl
Land Olllco nt Wnshlngton, I). C,
nrrlvod nt Sisters on Juno 21th nnd
Is horo to inuke n survey of tho
boumlnry lino between the Deschutes
National Forest and tho Wnrm
Spring Indian Reservation, commenc
ing at tho summit of Ml. Jefforson,
thtneo working enst to somo point on
the Motollus river. There hns nl
wnys been more or less dlsputo in
connection with tho location of tho
L. V. Kumwnlt hns been liiwy com
pleting tho pnsturo fence at tho At
liiiKham Ranger Station, irrigating
the liny meadows nnd clearing out
different roads and trails In that dis
trict. Ho has commenced work on n
Thorn Is alio n clover poem by Ran- Station, the party having been ai.now rood up UiosouthBjdooC Canyon
ger J. II. Curl comparing former nud
present methods of getting to nnd
fighting forest llres.
Extrncits from tho Rnnger follow.
Rnuger South made n trip to the
summit of Odell Unite to take ob
servations regarding tin) advisability
of establishing a lookout station nt
Supervisor Morrltt and Ranger
Oney spent Juno 1 a til and 1 1 1 It In
the region of Crane Prnlrlo In going
over piiMlblo rond route between
that point ami l.nva lakes. An un
handed ut tho end of June. Tho
road Is now passable by autos ns fnr
west ns tho Station.
On Juno 21st nnd 22nd r. F.
Ilenshaw of tho United States (loo
logical Surey, In company with Sup
ervisor Merrltt, made a trip Into tho
.Mtiioiius region and took stream
measurements on the Motollus river
ut Jacks Cnnou, First nnd Lnko
creeks, and on all of tho vnrlous trlh
utnrles of Canyon creek. New
giumes woro put In ut Canyon and
Jacks creeks unit arrangements miiilo
ustmllv good grade could bo secured ' vo them road regularly during
throne b n rotintrv free from rock , "' coming summer
where the surface will ninko an ex
Cold spring nn the Mackenzie wag
on road is entirely dry. which Is
something ery unusual This spring
was never known to bo dry but mice
before ut this time of the year nnd
hns btwn dry In the fall only once
during the past ten' years.
J. D How man, who went on duty
June Hth, Is stationed nt the Sis
ters Hunger Station. Ho hns been
busy repulrlng tho Mackenzie tele
phone line, the pnsturo fence nt Polo
Creek Ranger Stntlon nnd in clean
ing out different trails In tho district
A F Averlll In charge of tho Rlo
logtcul Survey work In Oregon, with
headquarters In Pendleton, wni In
Rend on Saturday, July 10th, looking
after tho Interests of his department,
especially ns regards tho work of ex
Lumber has been sent to Paullaa
lake for the construction of a house
for tho lookout men at the summit of
Paulina Peak. Deputy Supervisor
llnrphnm, Rnnger Smith and Guard
Allen will do tho construction work
Tho first bund of sheep to pass
through Crescent onrouto to tho is'n
tlonul Forest range wer counted by
Ranger South on Juno 22nd.
Oeorge Wilson, who is stationed nt
tho Tumalo Ranger. Station, has been
working on tho now rond between
there and Rend, cleaning out trails
nnd repairing tho counting corral at
Swampy lake during the past mouth.
Klrstln one man stunin nullor
has Just been purchased for use on
road work. It will llrst be tried out
In tho Davis lnko legion by Rnnger
Porter W. Ashley of Madras hns
iiinile application for u tract of land
on the south shore of Davis Lnko us
a summer cottage slto. This Is tho
llrst application that has been receiv
ed under tho now occupancy Act of
March 4, 1915.
Forest Assistant Sprout has com-1
pieteti the primary plane table trlan
gulatton control for the Deschutes
rorest and for tho northorn portion
of tho Paullnn as far south as Wal
ker mountain nnd Odoll llutte. Prob
ably no tuoro work along this lino
will he done this season.
All of the primary lookout points
on the forest bue been equipped
with Osborne Fire Lookout Protrac
tors. Hans Zimmerman has made appli
cation for n pasture and a corral
special use permit to bo used In con
nection with his leasing permit on
Ranger Hnrrlman Is having the
road between Summit Stngjs Station'
and his headquarters cleared oft
brush nnd rocks so as to make It pas.1
same for nutos. He has also done a
great deal of work along tho same
lino on the othor roads In his district.
Ranger Oney has made an examina
tion of the proposed administrative
site at the southwest corner of Lava
creek which will bo a big help in tho
way of lire protection whou It Is com
pleted. Jim Chllders hns Just completed n
cut off nt Crime Prnlrlo between tho
Cow Camp nnd tho Rnuger Station,
thus avoiding the rocks and mud
nloug tho old road,
Rnnger Ed Mann hns been cutting
poles for uo on tho Wickiup tele
Messrs. Kumwnlt and Goldon have
repaired the telephone lino from the
Alllngham Ranger Station as far
north as the Indian Reservation.
They also tiinde n large tool box to
be placed ut the forks of tho lllack
llutte trail nud the Motollus rlvor
road. Mr. Golden has taken n cook
stoo nnd his camp outfit to his cub
In nt the summit of lllack llutte,
where he will stuy during tho tiro
season. Already he hns reported
On June ICth and 17th E. II. How
oil nnd 11. E. Vincent worked at put
ting out a llro which has been burn
ing for n long time in the sawdust
pile at tho old Dayton milt In Section
20. Township 14 S., R. 10 East.
Supervisor Morrltt wont to Paul
Inn nnd East iLakes lato In June.
While there ho looked over tho hotel
site lease hold by Fred Shtntnffor,
assisted In Installing the lookout pro-
trnctor on Paulina- Peak nnd looked
over possible sites for n lookout cab
in. Rnnger Oney hns constructed a
spur telenhouo lino nbout one-third
mile In length from tho Crnno l'ralr
io lino to tho summit of Ilntes llutte,
n small hill near tho Dig Rlvor stn
tlon which Mr. Oney uses for a sec
ondary lookout point. Tho llrst call
over this lino came In on July 7th.
Forest Assistant Sprout nnd n field
pnrty of thrco men consisting of 11.
F. Wendover, F. II. .MofTett nnd Clydo
A. Denis started work on tho High
Desert Land Clnsslflcntlon project on
July 1st. A. F. Huuser of Fort Rock
is with tho party ns cook nnd camp
tender. It Is expected that these
men will cover nn nrcn of n ltttlo
over forty thousand acres during tho
noxt two months. This will complete
land classification work on the old
It has been decided to construct n
stone cabin 12x18 feet at tho sum
mit or Walker mountain. Most of
the necessary material hns already
been taken to the peak and Guard
Steevens Is now busy getting out tho
Guards Chrlstcnscn nnd Tyler aro
working nt the Willow Rnnger Sta
tion to complete the pnsturo fence
stnrted thero Inst year.
On Juno 15 Supervisor Merrltt
nnd Rnnger South mndo n trip to the
summit of Wnlker mountain to look
over u site for the construction of tho
lookout cabin. They also located a
reported spring about one half mile
from the summit, from which It Is
proposed to secure water for tho use
of the lookout men this season.
Altogether Ranger South nnd
Guard Tyler, working with tho local
pooplo In tho vicinity of Crescent
have constructed 8V4 miles of new
road and have permanently repaired
34 miles of old road in that district.
In doing this work they have remov
ed logs, roots, rocks, and stumps,
widened and repaired a number of
grades nnd made permanent drains
and two tills through low places.
Dr. Ira A. Williams, Geologist for
tho Oregon Statu llureau of Mines,
waB In this region several days dur
ing June looking over points ot geo
logical Interest. Ho accompanied
Supervisor Merrltt on his trip in the
Motollus region and to Paullaa lakes.
Ranger South made a trip to La
Pino on Juno 24th to nsslst tho ran
chers In working on tho llro that hns
Arc You Feeling Fit?
Do you envy the mnn or woman of
been burning for somo tlmo west of !,,, ..., , j u
Roslund Rancor stntlon. llano ' untiring energy, strdng body and hap
Smith, Oney 'and Guard Chllders1 P' disposition All theso dopend up
huvo nil worked nt this llro nt vnr-jon good health nnd good honlth la
Ions times. Impossible when tho kidneys r.re dls-
Mrs. Hurton Oney, who Is serving! oased. Foloy Kidney Pills help tho
ns telophono ccntrnl nt tho Dig River kidneys enst out po'jons thnt causa
Rangor Station, reports that 4 70 of-! backnche, rheumatism, nnd other
flclnl calls passed through there In . symptoms of dangerous kidney and
Juno, 5 being tho least nnd 50 tho, hlndder troubles. Patterson Drug"
most received nny ono day. (Co. Adv.
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GOOD SERVICE IN EVERY WAY
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FLOUR, SALT, HIDES
FRESH and SALT MEATS
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T& United Warehouse Co.
A. M. Pringle, Mgr. Bend, Oregon
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