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The Bend Bulletin
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terests of llond nnd Central Oregon
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Threo Months BO
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19. 1IMS
HOLD YOUR BONDS.
Hold your Liberty bonds nnd War
Savings certificates. Hold them first,
because they nro tho best Investment
In tho world, backed by every re
Bourco In tho United States, Is tho
appeal of Secretary of tho Treasury
William G. McAdoo, as sent to
Twelfth federal rcscrvo district Lib
erty loan headquarters.
Following is tho secretary's state
"Hold your Liberty bonds and War
Savings certificates. Hold them first
toocnuse they nro tho best Investment
in tho world, bnck by every resource
in the United States.
"Hold them because you have
made sacrifices In order to buy them.
Why pass on to some ono elso the
contract you have entered Into with
"Hold them because, even though
the war may bo over, it has not yet
itltutlonnl amendment fixing the
Imo of city elections, to nnnto only
no lustnnce, has loft us In real con
tusion. The portion of tho charter
leallng with elections must he
intended, nt least. While wo uro nj
t, why not go into tho whole nub
cct nnd mako changes conforming
o tho modern idea of city mauugor-thlpT
Wo should bo glnd to hnvo the
views of tho citizens nt Hond on the
subject and also to have any who
wish look over tho La Grande char
ters on file In our office.
Tho letter front Director Davis, of
tho Reclamation Service, quoted In
yesterday's bulletin, gives promise
of activity on tho part of tho Fed
eral government In this section that
will bo welcomed by nil. Tho agri
cultural future of the Deschutes val
ley depends on irrigation, but the
undertaking Is so tremendous that
wo cannot hopo to see it go through
without Federal aid. In fact, Fed
eral aid Is not enough. It must be
a contpleto Federal job with tho
money furnished by Uncle Sam nnd
the plans mndo and executed by his
Under these conditions tho one
thing to which tho people of the
whole Deschutes valley should de
vote their energy Is getting Uncle
Sam's engineers in hero to Investi
gate nnd study our Irrigation possi
bilities, Including lands to bo wat
ered nnd water supply for these
Subscriptions In tho recoitt win
work drive amounted to f2(.KI,
170,030. This Is not the full til) pet
cent. over-Rubscrlptton asked, but I'
Is tho most tremendous mini ovoi
rnlsed by popular iglft. DoHchutet
county and the stuto of Oregon Imvt
credit for meeting tho cull for tin
SO per cent. Increase. ,
Now that socks for tho soldiers nro
uo longer being knitted by tho Red
Cross a movement Is on foot, wt
understand, to enro for tho holes In
friend husband's socks.
Rootleggers who figured on Iinvlnr
an ens time nftor election hnvo dis
covered that Sheriff Roberts Is iif
much on tho Job Just after, as Jus
UHfcARY HOUND OF MONOTONY
Advice to Santa Claus: When yot
come down tho chimney this year,
look out tor (ho llu(e).
IUU Mil, IUUJ UV U1V, ,V ,. ..w v. I - - -
been paid for. Tho treasury de- lands. The first step will como when
pnrtment must soon Issue more
bonds. Every salo now mndo by you
makes futuro government issues
more difficult and more expensive.
This expense can be borno only by
the people of the United States;
therefore, why add to tho already
"Hold them because the time may
como when such an investment will
prove to be a true friend In time of
need, a guaranty against the fear of
debt and Insurance against real
"Hold them because the need for
saving Is not over. Government ex
penses are today larger than at any
time during the war. Our boys In
France and Germany must be paid
and fed and clothed, and, when their
the geologist begins his work nt Hen-
ham Falls. Whether or not more
steps arc taken will depend on our
success In Interesting the Reclama
tion Service in tho whole section, and
that success, in turn, will depend on
tho energy we show In creating such
Fear is expressed by many lest
there be a conflict of Interest be
tween tho Irrlgntlonlsts of Joftorson
county and the people of this section.
Such a conflict. If It should arise,
would be fatal to the wholo scheme
of irrigation in the valley. Doth
Deschutes and Jefferson counties
want irrigation. Neither will get it
unless storage Is provided nt Crane
Prairie or Denham Falls nor will
storage be. provided unless the Fed-
Before Postmaster General Uurlo
son begins to propose government
ownership of telegraph nnd telephone
systems ho might show if little effi
ciency In tho management of the
government monopoly of which ho Is
tho head, that Is, the post office. If
ownership of tho wires means the
satno sort of service wo hnvo been
getting from tho postal system we
do not wnnt It.
Sample of Terrible Price That Is Some-
timet Demanded by the Moloch
of Modern Industry.
Ills face always wore the sumo ex
pression tho look of (he stoker wl0
comer to the deck for n-breuth of fresh
air. Ills business was, euro every
second, In give a certain imichlnc n
tu 1st In order tlmt u piece of u lie might
bend Into it circle. He had done this
sort of thing so long tlmt 1 wo lingers
Imil acquired u peculiar huideiied
eurviiture. One shoulder wiin lower
than the other, lie t.uew no other busl
nesH. It seems thai the iiinn had had an
unusual boyhood. While others Here
at their sport, his hours were spent In
passionate reverie. The llteratuie of
romantic chivalry, the story of fol
lowers of the Cross, (hit tine herolNin of
soul-sturving deeds for others claimed
hint and made him tremulous with as
piration, llii knew of nothing larger,
more captivating for til lit than a life
eked out In some remote Held of self
sacrifice for the redemption of the It n
man nice. And to this he pledged him
self. Hut then his father died, ittitu
was tho specter at the funeral feast.
An unnamed Nemesis pursued him, try
as ho might to keep faith with himself
nnd the call of mortal hunger. .Self
sacrifice. Yen, the screw-eyo Is n very useful
article. llostou Transcript.
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ivork is over, transported home. cra government iukcs nom oi me
they HAVE NOT QUIT. WHY proposition. Let the two counties,
"Hold your Liberty bonds instead
of exchanging them for some other
so-called 'security because you know
the security of your United States
bond and cannot often know tho
worth of what is offered in exchnnge.
Trie 'Get Rich Quick' crook is ready
to steal your bonds from you at tho
"Hold them because of tho interest
they pay. Hold them because it is
good business to do so. What -good
will tho Idle pleasure of ncodloss
luxury bought today with the pro
ceeds of your bondrfbo to you a
year from now? -Your bond works
for you, drawing- interest day and
night, week dayB and Sundays.
"HOLD YOUR RONDS. DON'T
BE A QUITTER; RE A PATRIOT."
then, Join in getting the government,
in the shape of the Reclamation Serv
ice, in here to provide the storage
Then let tho Service determine what
lands are to be watered.
So long as the road is tho samo
wo can both pull on tho samo traces.
When the road divides we can go our
own way. ,
A CITY .MANAGER.
Tho suggestion mado by Council
man Edwards at yesterday's Com
mercial club meeting that Bend
might well consider adopting the
city manager plan is worth going into
seriously. Tho same Idea occurred to
Tho Bulletin several months ago and
at the tlmo wo obtained copies of . tfno
La Grande charter and a statement
from tho manager of that clfytc
scribing thStwerkihg of tho plnfi.' Be
cause everybody's attention was ab
sorbed by war activities it did not
seem then a propitious time in which
to take tho matter up. Now that tho
war is over, however, and , -oblems
of reconstruction are beforo us, Bend
might well study the idea with u view
to profiting by the experience of other
cities. Anything we can do to make
Bend a better place to live in,
-whether by creating more business,
improving our schools, making our
city government moro efficient, or In
any other way, ought to commend
It was not In disparagement of the
present, nor of the incoming, city
administration that Mr. Edwards
mado his suggestion, wo are sure.
Ho merely recognized the fact that
for tho beat resultB you must bo
willing to pay money and that well
intentioned as any muyor and six
councilman may bo they "cannot at
tend to their own business and carry
on tho affairs of u city of tho size
of Bend as they should bo carried on.
It is not necessary now to go into
the details of tho city manager plan,
nor tho success which has been tho
fortune of tho cities which hnvo
adopted it. The name itself is de
scriptive of tho idea, and any reader
or student of municipal a Wars is ac
quainted with its working.
Tho suggestion scorns especially
timely for Bend Just now because of
the fact that our present city charter
is badly in need of change. Tho con-
Doschutes county stands at the
head of the War Stamps list In Oro
gon with 1S5 per cent. Clatsop is
second "with 14S, and Wheeler Is
third with 121. A numbtir of coun
ties have not filled up their quotas.
Multnomah among them, with 91 per
cent. Does any Oregon county want
to leavo a record of failure In going
over the top? -hp time is short.
Several weeks ago we advertised
the fact that we would receive sub
scriptions for papers to bo sent to
Isoldltfrs from this section In France.
Now that the boys are coming home
and mall addresses aro so constantly
changing, it seems advisable to dis
continue this service. Arrangements
have been made, however, to obtain
Information as to the disposition of
units, cither returning homo or re
maining abroad, and any who are in
terested In keeping in intimate touch
with the men from this vicinity who
nro still in tho service of the country
may apply to Tho Bulletin.
Rules for proper living as a means
of combatting influenza which are
given by tho Oregon Journal are
rulos for keeping well In the face of
any epidemic. Read them and heed
"It behooves everybody Jn tho face
of these facts to tao tho best care
he can of his health. One or two
common rules may bo repeated,
though they havo already been in
print scores outlines. Llvo in the
frosh air ns much ns possible, hut
keep well protected always. Sleop
outdoors or with windows wldo open,
hut, at tho samo time, uso blankets
enough to keop warm.
"Do not sit In overheated rooms.
That is a fortilo cause of debility and
dlseaso In tho best of times. It is
exceptionally dungcrous now with
tho Influenza knocking at every door.
Eat temperately, avoiding like poison
tho foods which do not ngreo with
you. A person who keeps himself
"fit" mentally and physically is not
half so apt to como down with the
influenza as ono who permits his
bodily functions to lag or his mind
to sink Into melancholy."
Where's your button
LARSON S CO.
offer a few suggest
ions to Christmas gift
hunters. Ask to see
the following articles
Gold Handled Knives.
Indies' Solid Gold Heads.
Pearl IJar Drops.
I.'mlilem GmmIs, Buttons.
ladles' Set Rings.
Gentlemen's Cuff Links mid
Gentlemen's Silk and Gold
I ji tiles' Gobi Idivalllers.
Brooches and liar Plus. .
Gentlemen's Tlo Clasps nnd
Sterling Chillis' Sets.
Ivory Handle I'niliiellns.
Self Filling Fountain Pons.
Shaving Sets, .Mug mill Brush.
Cut Glass Wiitcr Tumblers.
Cut Glass Water Sets and Tray.
There is a joy in giving
when you know your gill
At all times we are glad
to show you our goods
whether you buy or not
Larson & Co.
Will take Liberty Bonds in
exchange foe Diamonds.
The practice of clasping or Joining
right hands as n pledge of sincerity
or us a seul of n promise Is of very
early origin. The apostle Paul, in Ids
epistle to the GalatlaiiK, says: "Ami
when .Tiiinex, Cejihns nnd John, who
seemed to lie pillars, perceived the
grace that was given unto me, they
gave to me and to Barnabas the right
hands of fellowship; that we should
go unto the heathen." In this case,
evidently, a friendly agreement was
sealed hy giving the right hiimh of
fellowship. From this the custom of
giving the right hand of fellowship
upon suitable occasions spread
throughout Christendom and Joining
right hands heenme a part of the
Christian marriage ceremony, Tho
custom of hand shaking certainly ex
isted before Shakespeare's day, for ho
refers to It many times as a kind of
pledge or social greeting, It Is not
confined to Ihigllsh-spenklng nations.
FOOD FOR ALL THE WORLD
No Fear of Starvation While the Da-
nana Grows With Its Pretent
Wonderful Prodigal. ty.
Concerning the value of hamiua Hour
there Is no possible question. Henry
M. Stanley, while he was In Darkest
Africa, tested that matter thoroughly. ,
For something like two jenrs It was
one of the staple fundi on which ho
lived, and his testimony regarding It I
Is Itoili clear and convincing, though ,
the Hour he had was made In the most
primitive fashion, by the natives '
among whom ho was living, and was '
not comparable, mivo la the simile
particular of cost, with the Hour tlmt !
has been produced and Is being pro
duced today In New York city. I
The world's available supply of ha- !
nanus Is practically InexlisintlWe. !
Growing wild as the banana does with I
all tho excessive prodigality of trop
ical vegetation, In localities far out
side the ken of civilization, there Is
no way of estimating the possible ex
tent of the iinuuat crop, hut It may he
said that enough hamulus to feed tho
world grow somewhere each year.
Moreover, modern science has ills
covered the methods hy which this
luinnim Hour can bo made of the par
tially ripe fruit In such fashion that
It will keep almost Indefinitely almost
Mending a Sagging Door.
It milled the tidy nature of ths
handy man to lime to puli and Jtrk
at his door In open It, and then to
have to coax and push to Mint It. A
door should lit In Its frame, like a
stopper In a bottle, tie thought. A
cursory examination dlseheosl that It
struck nt the bottom. Of course. If the
swelling had been at the top, It Mould
have been mi tsnsy Just to plane off
the surplus. But. at lint bottom! He
tried tightening the serous In the
Upper hinge, which were quite loose,
hut found the wood so soft that even
longer screws would not hold. There
seeuusl to be nothing to do hut re
more the upper hinge, dig out the
soft wood and Insert In Its place a
pleco of new wood, which held the
hinge screws (Irmly and prevented
tho door from sagging.
Practical Gifts Chosen
THE PEOPLES STORE
Are sure to please mother, Wife, sweetheart or
EVERY WINTER COAT AND SUIT
Has been reduced, original tags aro left on
garment so customers can see just what they are
Priced nt $13.50 to 37.G0
CHILDREN'S COATS REDUCED
All sizes 2 to G years and 7 to 14 years.
Priced at $3.75 to $19.50
WOMEN'S AND MISSES DRESSES
Just in A lot of samples, no two alike, direct
from a New York manufacturer.
Priced at One-Third less than original Value
A new lot just received. Ideal gifts for women
of good taste. Tailored or fancy effect, first
quality Ge'orgette crepe in all the leading colors.
$3.95 to $8.75
SILK HOSIERY THAT WEARS.
A gift any woman appreciates, a good value,
of popular colors, also black and white.
75c to $1.9S
KIMONAS AND BATHROBES
Suitable gift for young and old, everything
from warm outing flannel to dainty lace trim
med silk kimonas.
$2.25 to $17.50
Boudoir caps, fancy aprons, neckwear and
many little novelties suitable for Christmas
JAPS FULL OF SUPERSTITION
Maxims for Markmen.
It Is strange that the novice will al
most Invariably try to hit the hull's
eye of a swinging target when It Is at
the center or In the lowest msltlnn.
This Is decidedly the Incorrect meth
od. Tho expert knows that the time
to shoot Is at the end of the swing.
In fact, anyone will arrive ultimately
at the same conclusion, for a little
bought will convince him that a tar
get Is the more easily hit when at a
standstill, or at the. end of a vibra
tion. The moving target as a rule has the
largest bull's eye, and Is often one of
die easiest to strike, If you hnppeu
to know how.
Simply aim at the point where the
center of the target stops and wait till
it ret urns. Then, hlngi
Raven Not Extinct In England.
The assertion, iiuiile In some London
upers, that the raven Is priictlrall.v
extinct In I'ngland, has been denied hy
a dweller on IJxinoor. The raven, ac
cording to this bird watcher, Is hy no
menus rare In Somerset, where he Is
often seen and heard. The story of
his having a dummy nest to mislead
marauders Is due to u misunderstand
ing of the bird's habit of sometimes
tiiilldlug a new nest Instead of repair
ing the old one, Bavins have u place
In many old legends In Ihirope, and
ciiiiuot he spared any inoru than can
tho stork of A I slice and Lorraine.
Have More FcotUh Beliefs, According
to Traveler, Than Any Other Peo.
pie en the Earth.
"When I was h very young man I
will 111 Us I with sujHfsjtllloiis Mens,"
Sdlil H "globe trotter." They Were
thoroughly dlHllsl from my mind,
however, lifter n visit to JmMU. Ill
tlmt men try there Is a siiwrstllIon
surrounding practically everything.
The Japanese housewife, for Instance,
will never sweep out n room Immedi
ately after imone has left It, for fear
of driving away the tuck. At u Japa
nese marriage It Is nut considered
wise for either the bride or bride
groom to wear purple. It Is held
I that purple Is a color likely to fade
ami mat the marriage will not be or
long duration, IVrlmps the stran
gest Ideas are those which prevail with
regard to"ilflgcr nulls,
"The Japanese believe that Iho cut
ting of finger nails before starting on
a Journey will Jirltfg misfortune to
tho traveler when he reaches his des
tination. The howling of a dog al
ways causes considerable perturba
tion, for It signifies death, It Is a
serious matter for a woman to step
over an eggshell. It Is the belief or
the country that if she does so she
will go mad. There Is u great fear of
ghosts In Japan and ninny of the na
tives keep lights burning throughout
the night In the belief that, the Maine
will drive them away, One of the su
perstitious Is put to practical use.
Japanese children are told that If they
tell a He an Imp will pull out their
Hires (77 'the world. V May, when all
the Judas trees are a mass of pinkish
blossom and the wistaria hangs In
pendant wle mnuve masses above the
narrow' slnn-tn between the old Wood
en houses Sllllil k ,NH bi-MUtl-
fill above nil iim.hi lis In die jir.
CITY IN BEAUTIFUL SETTING
Mexleo Mad Printing Preu In 1537.
Mexlr i Inn) M nrlMIng res about n
hundred years earlier thun the Cull
ed States, or, to he exact, In I.VI7. The
first works printed iihiii It were list
unity by authors born In SimIii who
had come to America. The claim Hint
the first book hy a native-born Ameri
can was written hy a Mexican, and
struck from this press, has stood un
disputed for many years. Ileceiitly a
writer of Santo Domingo has been
brought forward as the first American
author. An article In a recent num
ber of the new monthly magaliie, Inter-America,
presents n well docu
mented illseiisslou of the relntlvo
claims, In which the author concludes
that the honor still remains with
The first hook, In his finding, hy u
native American author was printed
by Juan de l.eon, In SevHIa, In the
jenr lr.lll. There exist copies of this
priceless edition In the collection of
the Hispanic Hoclel.v of America, In
New York, In that of the Duke do
T'Hcrclne In Sevllla.
Conll'n (visiting sick friend, solemn
,';) Don't think I'm lookln' f'r th'
vorsl t happen, Dlnny, hut It's f'r jer
own good I'm asking It art ye pre
pared? Hlavln (very deliberately) TIs
sorry I urn t say I'm not, Terence, hut
av ye'll he good enough t' cull ag'lu
lomorruh I'll giiar-ranteo t' havo a
brick handy, ye domb crape hnngerl
Flrtt F.lght of Constantinople Cannot
Fall to Impreis Even the Moit
8atlated Globe Trotter.
However many descriptions of Con
stantinople may have been read or
heard previously, the actual Hght of
It must certainly come to every one
with a feeling almost of astonishment
at the sheer beauty of the place.
Certainly It can he a matter of sur
prise to no one that Constantino chose
lljv.iiiitlinu as the spot fiiim which to
rule the s.'st, for study no city ever
had a more magnificent situation,
Whether seen fioui Iho deck of the
steamer, as It ncurs Constantinople,
coming up from the sen or Mnmoru,
or from the head of the (lohlen Horn,
or from the heights of Peru opposite,
or even from thu Oaliiln bridge, Slain
houl, rising from the brilliantly blue
waters which surround It on threo
sides, must always lake first placo for
loveliness- amour all the heatillfiil
When Alchemy Flourished,
The cult of alchemy was at Its xetiltli
during the fourteenth, fifteenth, ami
sixteenth centuries, holding tho pineo
with many that religion did with oth
ers. People believed Implicitly In the
existence of the philosopher's stone,
and pinned their faith to Its potency
to an Incredible extent. It was, of
course, In the great majority of cases,
simply a matter or suggestion accept
ed by those who were on the outlook
for the means of Increasing vveallh.
And Iheie were many who drew no
distinction between tint philosopher's
stone, which was supposed to have
the power of transmuting the base Into
Iho noble metals, and what was called
the elixir of life, a substance which
would piomoto imil preserve health
and Increase longevity, Thus the ap
peal wiih also iniiilo In credulity
through thu desire for health and tho
fear of disease.
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