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The Bend Bulletin
GKOItGC PALM EH PUTNAM
IIOHEHT W. SAWYER
An Independent newspaper stnnd
Inc for tho souaro dent, clean bust
" Hess, clean politics nnd tho best In
terests or Uenu nna uonirni uroKon
Ono Year k, 1.0
Biz Months 7R
Three Months 60
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1918
KAY AND THE COMMISSION.
State Treasurer Kay makes tho
Fame point which wo suggested ou
Monday In respect Jo thpresulta of
tfco Desert Land IirdVconncctlo;
xcjth the Central OtBRon Irrigation
Company project. "I TcnoV we havo
been attempting tor tho pajt eight
years to get some of tho thugs' done
which the commission seems ,Ablo to
put on paper In a slngioordcr," says
Mr. Kay. There is this dlffcronco be
tween us, however. Mr. Kay thinks
tho commission does not havo power
but believe that Its assumption of
jurisdiction and consequent orders
tho vory best thing that could hap
pen both for tho company and the set
tlers. If tho Desert Land Board has been
a failure for the past eight years so
far as its dealings with the company
are concerned, and this Mr. Kay ad
mits, Its members ought to be only
"too willing to have somebody with
authority step In and exercise It.
No assertion 4s raado that tho
things ordered by the commission are
not proper and desirable. Indeed,
they aro the things tho board itself
4ias been trying to get done It Mr.
Kay's participation in this effort has
been sincere he ought now to wel
come efficient action from another
Yesterday's city election Is the
first, we "believe, ever held In Bend
when anything was voted down. We
are frank to say that we do not know
Just what this means unless a com
mand from the voters not to start
anything new while the -war is on.
The charter amendments, of
course, -were not starting anything
new themselves, though tho first
ono would have made possible the
readier use of the Bancroft amend
ment to the charter providing for dis
trict Improvement. This should not
create any municipal liability if prop
erly safeguarded and we believe its
defeat duo wholly to lack of under
standing of, Its terms. It It had been
given publicity and explanation we
believe it would have carried.
Tho same Is true of the second
measure. No one has any idea of
just what the situation created by tho
constitutional amendment limiting
elections Ib, and few knew how the
proposed amendment was to affect
the situation locally. The voters said
to themselves merely, "Let's not start
anything now," and voted the meas
In respect to the taxes the situa
tion Is different. Here the people
havo said, "While It may be true that
It requires $25,000 to run the city
in tho way you have planned to run
It, "wo prefer that you make a new
plan and spend no more than the law
now allows." This Beems to be clear
and the council has a plain duty of
cutting expenses down to the amount
to which It Is limited.
less envious, less rovongotul, less big
oted, toss ninlovolcnt, less fastidious,
less dejected, less gluttonous, less
hateful, less irresolute, loss obsti
nate, less wasteful, less vindicative,
less boastful; moro charitable, moro
generous, mofo resolute, moro liber
al, moro hopeful, moro courageous,
moro modest, more friendly, moro
grateful, moro forglvlivg, more tem
perate, more courteous, moro bunov
olont, moro cheerful, mora efficient,
more trustful, all with tho object in
mind of lightening tho burden of
thoso about me, making llfo more
worth living for thoso with whom I
como In contact, thus making them
happier and moro efficient and moro
able to do thoso things necessary for
us to do to help bring tho war to a
speedy ad victorious conclusion; to
bring moro American soldiers safely
homo to their fanjEtlle's abd friends;
UTond tho danger of th6 festering In
fection of Prusslanism that will ever
threaten to break out andl ravish tho
peaceful world with Its cruelty, Its
Inhumanity, Its brutality, Its vulgar,
sensual, selfish, pitiless, ugly, blas
Fulfilling theso promises for tho
year 191S, I will thereby bo enabled
to bo a civilian soldier In tho world's
greatest war, tho war tor Justice,
World-peaco and Liberty, and thus
secure happiness nnd prosperity for
mysolf, my country, tho world at
largo and countless generations yet
URGED TO SLAY
AND SPARE NOT
German Soldiers Incited to Aots
of Cruelty by Gonoral Von
'EMANATION OF HIGH KULTUFV
A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION.
RESOLVED, That during the com
ing year my primary aim In life will
be to help America win the war;
that to that end I will observe all
posslbltvoconomles in conserving food
supplies that our fighting men may
havo a sufficiency of those things
necessary to make them strong and
comfortablo and efficient; I will even
now begin planning my garden for
I will contribute to the best of my
ability to overy enterprise propagated
to further tho cause of our country
and our allies;
I will help with tho work of tho
Red Cross, tho Y. M. C. A., the Lib
erty Loans, tho Thrift Saving Stamp
campaign and I will encourage others
to do likewise;
I will gladly give of my time for
commltteo work and solicitation;
I will do whatever for the war I am
asked to do, without grumbling and
I will try at all times to help
lighten tho burden of thoso who have
friends and relatives in tho army by
ahowirig thorn evory kindly consid
eration that 1s within my power;
I will do my 'best to lighten tho
war-gloom by being cheerful and op
tlmlstlo regardless of whatever sacri
fices I. may bo making, realizing that
whatever thoy aro they aro' as noth
ing compared to tho sacrifice of thoso
In the treuc,no4 Of-Uii Hie devastated
regions at war;
I will bo less self JshV less resentful,
GET THIS RIGHT.
What is Intended by the Meatless
and Wheatlcss Day, called for by tho
regulations of the United States Food
Administration, Is cleary stated be
1. Meatless Day No beef, pork or
mutton to be served In any form.
This includes sausage, hash, Ham
burger, steak, Sweet breads, tripe,
liver, liralns, kidney, pigs feet, meat
Substitutes which may be used In
clude game, poultry, fish, eggs and
sea foods. Also cheese in combina
tion with macaroni, spaghetti, rice,
hominy, etc. '
2. Wheatless Day No wheat pro
ducts to be served In any form.
This included bread containing any
wheat flour, whether white or gra
ham; wheat cereals; whtto and gra
ham crackers; macaroni, spaghetti,
cakes, pies and pastry containing
wheat; sauces containing flour or
Substitutes which may bo used In
clude breads, pastry and pics made.
from combination of corn meal, bar
ley flour, rye flour, oatmeal flour
and rico flour. Popcorn has been
found to be a satisfactory substitute
for somo kinds of crackers.
Do not uso wheat on Wednesdays
on the theory that It will not keep
over until the next day. It can be
used later for toast and other pur
poses, nnd must In no instance bo
served on Wednesday.
Recipes for broad, cake nnd pastry
containing no wheat flour may be had
on application to this office,
Matters of Interest and of great
promise for the future satisfactory
relations between the Central Oregon
Irrigation Company and tho settlers
on Its project are contained In the
findings and order of the Public Ser
vice Commission Just Issued. The
whole paper is moderate In tone and
there is absent from It any touch of
the animus which has heretofore
characterized much of tho discussion
of tho company's affairs.
It is fortunate that a seml-judlc!al
body like tho Commission can tako
hold of a situation like the ono exist
ing and bring out something that poo
pie can tie to. The Desert Land
Board has never been able, to do this,
largely 'because It lacked judicial'
powers. Now that the Commission
has shown that it can and will, to use
a local pun, "irritation should ccaso
and Irrigation reign."
Remember tho Wheatless and
Meatless Days and keep them wholly.
To all Tho Bulletin readers. A
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Havo you noticed how much longer
tho days are 'getting?
Ono winter. Finder plcaco
WILL FORM CHEHH CLUI1.
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
Next Sunday at 3:30 In tho after
noon chess enthusiasts will hold a
mooting In Dr. Connarn's office to
mako plans for ,tho formation of n
chess club. All thoso Interested In tho
gamo aro asked to Join them. Twolvo
men have already signified their Interest.
What Germany did to Belgium 1s
told In tho War articles begun in this
Jssuo of Tho Bulletin. Be suro to
Governor General of Belgium on Rec
ord as DecUrlna the Innocent Mutt
8uffer With the Guilty Irvln
Cobb's Tale of Horror.
of lielgxum by the German soldiers,
umitr the orders of their commflmf
tng officers, are shown in all theit
hideousness by official document
and the testimony of eye-witnesses,
as well as by letters written by Ger
man soldiers in the field. The bra-
ten effott of Kmperor William to
cast the odium of the fearful deeds
on the Helgians is also shown. Quo
tations given are from documents
already made public or in the pos
session of the government at Wash
ington. Till Interview win reproduced In
the Berliner Tngvblntt of November
Mr. V. C. Wnlcott of the Belgian re
lief eoiuuilHlon tells In the (lengmph
leal Mncnztne for Mny, 11117, of meet
Ini: (ion vnn Itenihnrdl :
"As I walked out. Gen. vnn Bern
hard! came Into the room, mi expert
artilleryman, u professor in one of
their wnr colleges. I mot lilin the
next morning, nnd he nuked me If 1
hud rend his book, 'Germany In the
"I wild I linil. He xntd: 'Do you
know, my friends nearly run me out
of the. country for that?' They Fold.
You linve let the cut out of the Ins.
I wild. 'No, I linve not, tiermiHO nobody
will believe It.' What did you think
"I said, 'General, I did not believe n
word of If when I rend It, but I now
feel that you did not tell the whole
truth:' nnd the old general looked
actually pleased." .
Sneaking on August 20, 1014. at
Minister, of the extreme measures
which tho Germans felt obliged to tnko
agnlnst tho civil population of Bel
glum. Gen. von Bisslng said:
"The Innocent miiNt suffer with the
guilty. ... In tho repression of
infamy, human lives cannot be spared,
nnd If Isolated houses, nourishing vl
laces, and even entire towns lire anni
hilated, that Is assuredly regrettable,
but It must not excite Ill-timed senti
mentality. All this must not In our
eyes weigh ns much ns the life of n
single one of our brnvo soldiers tho
rigorous accomplishment of duty Is the
emanation of n high kultur, nnd In
thnt, the imputation of the enemy
countries enn lenrn a lesson from our
Officers Encouraged Atrocities. '
Gen. von IUVslng. after his appoint
ment ns governor general of Belgium,
repented In substance tho ubove opin
ion to n Dutch Journalist. The Inter
view Is published In the Duseldorfer
Anzelger of December 8. 1011.
Irvln S. Cobb states tils conclusions
on the remnIMIIty of the higher Ger
man command for the atrocities:
"But I was nn eyewitness to crimes
which, measured by the standards ol
humanity nnd civilization, Impressed
me ns worse than any Individual ex
cess, nny Individual outrage, could
ever have been or enn ever bo; he
eniisQ these crimes Indubitably were
Instigated on ri, wholesale ImihIh by or
der of officers of rank, mid must have
been enrrled out under their persmiil
supervision, direction, mid approval.
"Taking the physical evidence offer
ed before our own eyes, mid buttress'
Ing It with the statements made to us,
not only by natives, but German sol.
dlers nnd German olllcurs, wo couli
reach but one conclusion, which was
that here, In such arid such a place
those In command had sold to the
troops: 'Spare this town nnd these
people.' And there they had sold:
'Wuste this town and shoot these peo
ple.' Ami hen' the troops bud dlscrlm-
luately spared, and there they had Id'
discriminate!)' wasted, In exact nc-.
corditnco with the word of their supe
riors." Irvln Cobb, .Speaking of Prus
sians, New York, 1017, pp. 32-31.
Hoodwinked German People.
These Ideas, then, were syMemnt
lenity Impressed upon tho military mid
ofllclal clnsseM. It was necessary,
however, to work upon (lie inlrulH of
the German people, so that they might
lend themselves to tho Inhuman poli
cies advocated by tho military leaders.
To do this wiih (lllllcult, for, ns has
been shown often, many of the civil
ian lenders of public opinion, tlmonuu
again, expressed their horror of the
new spirit which was animating tho
military authorities. Tho relchstng
debates give ample, evidence of this,
and tho tusk of tho military lenders
would tuivo been still moro dlfllcult If
tho relchstng had any real power.
(See War Information HerJes No. 8,
"Tho Government of Germany;" eo
nlso Gernrd'H "My Four Years In Ger
many," chapter 2.)
Tho military authorities mid thoso
In sympathy with them have done ull
In their power to stimulate u hutted of
other peoples In tho iuIikIx of tho Ger
mans. 'A campaign of education be
fore Iho wnr was enrrled on with the
object of Impressing iipoit the minds
of the Germans the treacherous mil tiro
of the peoples iiKiilnst whom tho mili
tary lenders were iiuxIoun to wiigu
war. Not only were the Geniiii"j gnul
unly led to believe (hut It wiih neces
sary Jo light ii defensive war ligulnst
unscrupulous foes, but also that 'these
foes would violate every precept of hit
nmnlty, nnd consequently must be
crushed without mercy ns u measure
nf self-defense. The fi lilts of this
riuupalpn of suspicion and hatred be
mine evident when almost itt tint out
break of the wnr tunny (termini In"
mine possessed with the belief that
the whole population of Belgium, the
(lrst country to lie Invaded, had vlo
Inted every rule of honorable warfare,
thnt the frnncs-tlreurs (guerrillas)
were everywhere present doing their
deadly work In secrecy or muter the
cover of darkness; that women and
yen children worn mutilating nnd kill-
. ng tho w.uundcd tirdfclpMsAiiirlmmer.
.l.xtntct, fronj n Ivttor. .written by,,n
'lermrih soldier tn his brother. (Tills
letter, now In the possession of tho
United States government, wns obtain
ed for this pamphlet from Mr. J. C.
Grew, formerly secretary to the United
States embassy nt Berlin.)
"November 4. 1014.
"The battle are everywhere ex
tremely tenacious nntl bloody. The
Englishmen we hnto most nnd we want
to get even with them fur once. While
Olie now mid then sees French nrlsiin.
ers, one rfmrilly ever beholds French
black troops or Englishmen. These
good people are not overlooked by our
Infantrymen; thnt sort of people Is
mowed down without mercy. The
losses of the Englishmen must be enor
mous. .There Is n desire to wipe them
out, mot mid nil."
Urged to Kill Without Pity.
Extract from another letter to n
Schleswlg. 2... 8 1 1 (Aug. 2.'., 101 1).
"Dear Brother, . . . You will
shortly go to Brussels with your reg.
iflent, ns you know, Tnke cure to pro
tect yourself ngaliiHt these civilians,
especially In the villages. Do not let
anyone come too near. They nre very
clever, cunning, fellows, these Bel
gians; even the women and children
are armed mid lire their guns. Never
p Inside n house, especially, alone.
If you tnke anything to drink make
the Inhabitants drink first, nnd keep at
a distance frnmtheni. Tho newspa
pers relate numerous onrirW In which
they have fired on our soldiers whilst
they were drinking. You soldiers must
up rend nround so much fear of your
selves thnt no civilian will venture
to come near you. Remain alwnys In
the company of others. I hope thnt
you have rend the newspmiers nnd that
you know how to behave. Abort all
have no compassion for these cut
throats. Make for them without pity
with the butt-cud of your rllle and the
bayonet. . . .
"Your brother, WILLI."
The emperor gave his smirtlon to
the reports of the brutal acts of the
Belgians In a telegram to President
"Berlin, vln Copenhagen, Sept. 7, 1014.
"I feel It my duty. Mr. President.
to Inform you im the most prominent
representative of "principles of human
ity, thnt nfter taking the French fort
ress of Iuigwy, my troop dlsmvcrcd
there thousands of dumdum cartridges
made by special government machin
ery. The same kind of nmmunltlon
wns found on killed mid wounded
trMips and prisoners, nlo on the Brit
ish troops. You know uhnt terrible
wounds mid suffering these bullets I ti
ll let mid that their use Is strictly for
bidden by the established rules of In
ternational law. I therefore uddress
n solemn protest to you against this
kind of wnrfnre, which, owing to the
methods nf our ndversarles. hns be
come one of the most barbarous known
In history. Not only have they em
ployed these ntrocloiis weapons, but
the Belgian government bus openly en
couraged and long since cnrefu'ly pre
pared the participation of the Belgian
clvjl population In the fighting. The
atrocities committed even by women
nnd priests In this guerrilla wnrfnre,
nlso on wounded soldiers, mcdlcul stuff
mid nurses, doctors killed, hospitals
attached by rllle lire, were such Hint
mygeiieriils llnnlly were compelled to
take the most drastic measures In or
der to. punish the guilty and to fright
en the bloodthirsty population from
continuing their work of vile murder
nnd horror, Some villages and even
the old town of Loowen (Louvnln),
excepting the Hue hotel do vllle, had
to be destroyed In self-defense, nnd
for tho prolertlon of my troops. My
heart bleeds when I see thnt such
measures have become unavoidable
mid when I think of the numerous In
nocent people who lose their homo mid
property us u consequence of Die bar
barous hclinvlnr of those criminals.
Signed. William, Emperor nnd King,'
Lorenz Muller u the German Cnth
otic Review, Der Fels, February, 1015,
miido tho following statement In re
gard to tio emperor's telegram:
"Olllclally no Instance hi(H been
proven of persons having fired with
tho help of priests from the towers of
churches. All thnt has been mail"
known up to tho present, mid Unit tins
been madii tho object of Inquiry con
ceriilug alleged utroeltles attributed to
Cuthollc priests during thin war, bus
been shown lo be fatso nnd altogether
Imnglnary, tdthout nny exception. Our
emperor telegraphed to tho president
of the United States of America thnt
oven women mid priests had commit
ted atrocities during this guerrilla will'
faro on wounded soldiers, doctors mid
nurses attached to the Held itmbu
lanccH. How this telegram enn bo rec
onciled with tho fact stilted above wo
shall not bu able to learn until lifter
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