La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959, August 21, 1908, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Land Is worth Just what It will pro.
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uuce. aier nas made some very
common-looking land wonderfully pro.
ductlve. .
Advertising sent out from an arid
section of the state contains this sen
tence. "The Lord made the desert
for irrigation and Irrigation made the
desert for man."
If the account of the sheeptcmler
on Mlnam being eaten up by a bear
la true, it should not take much of a
campaign to have President Rooso
Tlt visit the Mlnam Instead of Kla
math eounty, on his bear hunting trip
this fall.
We presume that In about six week
our county fair will be held. As usual
there Is no outward signs of any ac
tlvlty, and those who do not know the
usual manner of handling our fairs
will wonder why Union county fairs
do not amount to anything more than
a horse race.
mere win be quite a number of
our rexlrit'nta who go on the excur
'Ion, will view the grand old Pacific
ocean for the first time. It will be
well worth the trip to them. They
can sympathise with the fellow In I
small boat who was thirsty, and re
nmrKpii: -water, water everywhere.
and not a drop to drink."
lor ttf per acre. ! '
In this same section of the country
a government project is under way,
which will reclaim 150,000 acres, and
the cost of putting water onto It is
cxtlmated at $90 per acre. In view of
these facts, our 20,000-aere project,
at a cost of only $30 per acre, Is the
cheapest project ever attempted In any
Irrigation dlatrlct
In speaking of Irrigation districts,
these districts Include the entire
northwest. When the Willamette val
ley and sections of the country around
Tacoma and Seattle are Irrigating, the
lrrlgatton district can easily be ex
tended anywhere.
Bee what water has done for the
Powder River valley, between North
Powder and Raker City. A few years
ago this land was all unoccupied. To
day, ' ride through this same section
and note the hundreds of hay and
grain stacks. Water made this all
Possibly few realize It, but our 20,-000-aoro
project is deserving of care
ful consideration, and the mass meet
ing to be held In this city tomorrow
evening snouid be wen attended.
There will be mon present who wl
set forth the proposition in its every
detail. Just disabuse your mind of
Jut one thing, and that In. thntisnme
one Is going to make something out of
It. This is not a money-making
scheme, only for the man who has
land and will profit by having water
put upon It. Of course, others will be
benefited Indirectly, as this menns the
large holdings will sooner or later be
divided and the population greatly Increased.
(Continued from page I.)
thnt she turned to Annis when unjust
suspicions were rained In her hus
band's mind by gosslpera who poison
ed him against her.
'.' Slay Aid Husband.
It waa reported this afternoon that
a deal la considered by which Mrs.
Hums will testify In behalf of her
husband upon a promise that she will
receive her divorce and the custody of
the two children. According to the
atory, she wjll furnish the motive for
the shooting of Annis by testifying
that Annla suggested to her the stories
of degeneracy In the belief that their
circulation would prevent Halna from
making sensational charges in his di
vorce suit.
.National Coininlwlon to Promote
Vniromilty Meet. In Sewttta.
Seattle. Aug. 21. The national
commission on uniform state laws, ap
pointed by governors to furnish a
panncea for the tangled legislation by
bringing about a uniformity In law
throughout the nation, met here to
day. President Amasa Eaton delivered
an address. He said:'.
"The fact thnt we are meeting for
the first time on the Pacific coast, em
phasize! the Immensity of the empire
In which the conference is attempting
to effect a uniformity of legislation
between the states."
Montana lawyers.
- Hillings, Mont., Aug. 21. Several
legnl questions of national Interest
will be discussed by me'mbera of the
Eastern Montana Bar association dur
ing the meeting opened today. The
removal of the Judiciary from politics
will be one of the matters considered
Mr. Bryan wants all of the dem
crauo newspapers to take campaign
subscriptions. If Oregon la a fair
criterion to go by, there will be few
papers active. In this slate there are
not to exceed one-half doxen demo
crane papers. There are several
core actual democratic advocates, but
with few exceptions, they sail under
the head of Independents.
Ae think we have some of the best
and most productive land anywhere
We have, hut a very little InveHtlira-
1 ""'i now mat innu n few years
ago that could lie purchased anywhere
from $1.25 to IS per acre, Is sow
finding a ready sale anywhere from
II ZD to $150 per acre. Water la the
magician that caused this wonderful
transformation. Our best land is now
elllng for about $65 to $715 per acre.
What would It be worth If we had wn
ler on It? Figure It out for yourself.
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Blx years ago there were but 21
people living In Wenatchee valley.
The railroad company put water on
14.000 acres of land that would not
ell for anything, and today there are
over 6000 people living In this valley.
It cost $40 per acre to put water onto
thess 14,000 acres, and now water
rights are oiling on a basts of $(0 per
acre. Thla land was not worth $2 per
acre, while that lying below the ditch
cannot be bought for less than $100.
Mr, Hoover, from whom we 'obtain
these Tacts, while In The Observer of
fice yesterday, stated that another
large tract of 11.000 acres, which was
purchased from the state at cost of
10 per acre, which waa 40 miles from
railroad, had bum put under water Bandon la to have a nw veneering
and the land waa bow rapidly sailing plant that will employ la or 11 men.
Though $50,000 worth of local prop
erty went up In smoke last night, the
fire sufferers have not been cast down
by the weight of their loss, but In
stead, are already making -plana for
the future, aasy the Pendleton East
Oregonlan. .
At an early hour this morning the
Wilcox company opened up headquar
ters In the old brick paint shop on the
west side of Cottonwood street, oppo
site the burned store. . At the time ot
the fire the company had two automo
biles stored In the old shop and these
together with a roll top desk that was
saved, constitute sthe firm's' stock In
trade at present.
But the tire had naruiy beeu xuu
gulshed thla morning before R. H.
Wilcox, head of the firm, began wir
ing for gods to fill orders they had on
hand. According to. Mr. Wljcox, he
will re-establish his business at the
old stand If W. H. Jones will erect an
other building for his. 'use. Mr. Wil
cox places his actual loss at between
$10,000 and $15,000. At the time of
the fire Tie had a stock that would In
voice between $2S,000 and $30,000,
covered by $16,000 insurance.
. Will Rebuild" t lnir. li.
. ITp to this time the Christian church
people have not. worked out any defin
ite plans for the future, but they are
ununimous In saying their church will
be rebuilt. The location may be
changed If they can depose-, of their
present property and secure a desira
ble location. When the now church Is
nullt It will be of stone. The old
church was painted but a few months
ago at an expense of ISOO.i
Over 82 years of age and declared
Insane la the sad stae of affairs with
J. C. (Pike) Ward of Elgin, who was
this afternoon examined by the coun
ty authorities, aided by physicians.
The old fellow Is a pioneer of the first
type. He has made his home In this
county for nearly 40 years and his
many friends will be grieved to know
of his Insanity. He Is not violent at
all, but la In a Btate of mental decline
that makes It unsafe for him to be out
of the asylum.'
Attendants will arrive in the
morning or Saturday evening to take
the old fellow away. '
(Continued from page 1.)
Tch-phono Girl Arrcatod.
San Francis Aug. 21. Winifred
Levlgu, aged IS, a telephone girl, was
arrested on the charge of burglary.
The police say she la guilty of series
of systematic thefta In the fashionable
apartment house district.
Gilliam county la not all dry upland
there are numbers of ranches on
the creek and river bottoms where
fruit of every description la raised In
I In naptli Cliuivli.
Cor. Klxth and Spring streets. Sun
day school at :45 a. m.; preaching
ot 11 a. in., and 8 d. m.. bv Re. M
M. Bledsoe of Portland.
Artaonlana Meet. .
Los Angeles. Aug. 21. Cltlsens of
Arizona, and former resident! of that
rrttory, met her today to begin a
three days' celebration and reunion.
He will arrive In Chicago tomorrow to
confer with the democrattc-unlon
Chicago, Aug. 21. William J. Bry
an will arrive In this city tomorrow
to begin a conference with democratic
leaders and labor union officials.
which may have an important bearing
on the campaign.
During his three-daya stay In Chi
cago, Mr. Bryan will meet rfnd confer
with Chairman Mack and other cam
paign managers and give them the
benefit of hi counsel. The' confer
ence of national and International
union leaders, affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, has
been called for the same time and Mr.
Bryan will doubtless meet the labor
official and urge upon them the ne
cessity of giving their whole-souled
eupport to the democratic national
From this city Mr. Bryan will go to
Indianapolis, where he will attend the
Kern notification ceremonies, sched
uled for Tuesday. Upon that occuon,
me Aeorasaan will deal with the
trusta and will deliver a long speech
on the subject of combines and monopolies.
On the way back to Lincoln from
Indianapolis, Mr. Bryan will atop at
Topeka next Thursday and will de
liver an address In support of the
plank In the Denver platform declar
ing for federal and state gunrantee of
bank deposits. . Mr. Dryan will make
this one of the most Important Issuea
of the campaign, and will point to the
auccesa attending tho trial of the plan
In Oklahoma as proof of Its practicability.
Among other speeches arranged for
by Mr. Bryan are those on the tariff
at. the Minnesota state fair, August
SI; on labor, at Chleavo. Sentemher i.
and on "The State and Nation," at
Perfrla. September .
John Kern la here with his leaders
putting the finishing touches on his
speech of acceptance, which will be
delivered at Indianapolis next Tues
day. Governor Johnson of Minnesota,
was a visitor at the democratic head
quarters today.
Illinium b ixiuuur tYiiuui C..,,,.
So far as the East Oregonlan has
been able to learn, the crop of wheat
raised by Samuel Banister near Wes
ton, Is the banner yield of Umatilla
county this year, although other fine
yields on small tracts have been re
ported. '
Mr. Banister harvested $4 acres on
bin farm near Weston which yielded
bushels -per acre and his entire 140
acres yielded 40 bushels per acre.' The
wheat -.harvested by Mr. Banister was
of the red chaff variety and was sold
for 81 cents per bushel, making the
grower a handsome Income from his
crop. The crop amounted to $6451.
Another good yield Is reported by
F. A. Slkes of Milton, who harvested
B60 acres of red chaff, near Milton,
which yielded 86 bushels per acre, and
which was sold at 80 cents per bushel
by Mr. Slkes.
Other excellent yields have been re
po-tod, but these two seem to stand at
tho head of the list. The East Ore
gonlan cordially Invites farmers hav
ing good yields to report them and
proper credit will be -given. Pendle.
ton East Oregonlan.
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Papko-Kehlicll Eight a Go,
.L.OB Angeles, Cal., Aug. 21. Jim
Jeffries today denied there Is any dan
ger of the Papke-Ketchell Labor day
fight being called off.
Quiet In Springfield.
Bpringfleld, 111., Aug. 21. Business
waa resumed here today. The people
are going about as usual. There Is
still a subdued air of terror in h
negro quarters. The grand Jury Is
still considering the cases.
Department of the Interior,
U. S. Land Office at La Grande, Ore.,
August 10, 1908.
Notice Is hereby given that
of Elgin, Union county. Ore., who, on
August, 10, 1908, made timber land
application No. 0859, for 8Vi 8WK,
section 5,Nli NWM, section 8, town
ship 2 south, range 35, E. W. M., has
filed notice of Intention to make final
timber proof, to establish claim to the
land abova described, before the reg
later and receiver of the U. 8. land of-
rlce, at La Grande, Oregon, on the
28th day of October, 1908.
Claimant names as witnesses: Sam
uel Parker, of Elgin, Ore.; W. H. Gib
son, of La Grande, Ore.: H. J. Hug,
of Elgin, Ore.; Henry Hug. of EJgln,
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