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PRI NEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, OCTOBER 30, 1902.
LIKES OUR COUNTRY
Opinions Expressed by
A Portland Man Talks
Views; of a Former Baatern Ore
gon Man Now Living In
It in pleasing to note Hint our
morning contemporary lias ut lout
awakened to the (act that Eastern
Oregon it ft vaxt and proline coun
try, and it would bo amusing were
it not pathetic to hear it confess as,
it did yesterday, after being the
leading, and in fact the only, paper
in Portland (or nearly half a cen
tury that "It it clearly more of a
country, lioth in its development
and its pruH'ctri, than has coin
mmily been believed."
Eastern Orison linn for years
tried to convince Portland of itx
importance, but bait never suc
ceeded. Not even it merchants
who have found it a fino market
have ever understood, or appar
ently cared to undcrHtund, the re
sources and mairnitudo of Eastern
(Won and its Brent dilv trvim?
to incubate the whole state withjlra tm'wn f lho legislature, but
charming naivete confer that it 01,8 nhi,M bo hM " more
never knew and docs not now know tlian wo can fotbom. Homo claim
nnvlliini about the resources ,,f that there will be BO much to do
It moderately intimates that the
nreahle acres can be increased five
tim,wicri irrigation systems are
perfected. As i matter of fact, it
would lie hard to say how many
times the area can be increased,
for ut present there is practically
none of it reclaimed.
All that is under irrigation is a
few small tracts, lying convenient
to streams, small creek bottoms,
and easily controlled areas. There
are a tew thousand acres under ir
rigation, and thero are many mil
lions of acres that will le made to
blossom like a garden when the ir
rigation systems are perfected.
Take for instance Crook county,
and it is only a small fraction of
the territory awaiting Irrigation
ditches, yot it will serve to carry
some idea of what the future has
in store for Eastern Oregon.
Crook county is in the center of
the state and contains 10,000 square
miles. Of this about 500,000 acres
are deeded land, and of this only
30,000 acres in the entire county
are classed as tillable lands.
The Deschutes, a magnificent
river, larger, if anything, than the
Willamette, flows through the west-
ern portion of tho county and will
furnish water to irrigate a goodly
portion of it. There are sevoral
ditches now being constructed to
put its waters on what is known as
the desert, and these are Hearing1
-completion. One of them alone
will bring more than 120,000 acres
of the very finest sage brush land
wider cultivation, and other pro
jected ditches will more than dou
ble this area. Besides, Crooked
river and other streams, together
with still more lands subject to
tho Deschutes, will bring the ir
rigable land in Crook county alone j
above the million acre mark.
This land yields on an average
seven tons of alfalfa per acre, more!
than 40 did before, and to make
even a crude estimate of its possi-
bilitiej would carry one into the '
realm of the fabulous. Eastern
Oregon In truly an Inland Empire,
and the sooner Portland realizes
it and reached out after its trade
the better it will be for both Port
land and the magnificent territory
of Middle and Southeastern Ore
gon. Now is the time, and delay
means the capturing of this trade
by 8an Francisco, and once cap
tured it will be held. Portland
"There is nothing new under the
sun." To those who believe in the
above adage, and others, we extend
a cordial invitation to call at the
JoriiNAi. oflic and inspect it new
press room. It is the work of the
best printing machinery manu
facturers in the world and is with
out doubt the best plant in this in
land country and as good an any
country plant anywhere. Ai re
gards facilities for fine newspaper,
hook or job work, "hen you are in
need of anything in this line, don't
fail to call and give us a chance to
figure with you. It means that
we get your work, for our prices,
work and treatment are all, all
There is considerable talk of an
that there will be no timo to con
sider the mutter of an appropriation
for the Lewis and Clark fair. As
tho matter must be referred Lick
to the people after the legislators
get through with it, it seems to this
paier that it will be worse for that
appropriation, to hold an extra ses
sion than not, for if there is an
extra session held it will entail an
expense fully equal to a regular
session and the people may be dus
gruntlcd over the fact of such a
largo unnecessary expense and
they will refuse to ratify the acts
of tho legislature in the matter.
In this way the appropriation may
become a flat failure. As there
remains but a little over . two
months more until the regular
term of the legislature it seems to
us that an extra session at this
time would be in the nature of a
graft foi the benefit of some favored
few. We feel certain that the peo
ple of Crook county do not want
an extra session at this timo and
should one be held there will cer
tainly be a feeling of soreness to
wards the prime movers in the
matter that may result unfavorably
for them later on.
Fredonia F. Tycer was born in
Chariton county, Mo., October 15,
1835, from whence she removed to
Oregon, where she was married to
John S.. Wright. Of this union
eight children were born j four sons
and two daughters survive her.
After a long illness, which was
borne patiently, she departed this
this life at the home of her son,
Jess Wright, near Howard, on Oct.
22, 1902, aged 67 years, 7 days.
She had been a member of the
Christian church for a number of
years. She died in the triumph of
faith in Christ. She was buried
from tho M. E. Church, Oct. 24,
at 2 p. m. Services by the pastor,
II. C. Clark.
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District Court Proceedings.
OcTonun Tkkm Continued.
Elian Johnson vs. Nettie John
son ; decree granted.
Clins. Krickson vs Ed. Dorgan et
ai ; continued and case set for first
day of next term.
R. P. Harrington vs Ed. Dorgan
et al verdict for plaintiff in sum of
$200 ; deft gave notice of appeal.
Mrs. R. P. Harrington vs Ed.
Dorgan et al ; stipulation filed to
abide by decision in case of R. P.
Harrington va Dorgan et al.
Nevada Tetherow vs Jas. T. Teth
crow ; decree granted.
Etta Buttenburg vs Roy Batten
burg; decree granted.
W. T. Cusey vs Crook County ;
writ sustained and order of County
Court, establishing county road,
In connection with the rumor of
the resumption of work on the
Oregon King, comes the report
that W. 8. Thomas, the late
superintendent of that property,
will soon return to his camp. Mr.
Thomas has leen working in a clay
proposition near Salt Lake City,
for the past six months. He has
a host of friends here who welcome
the prospect of his early return.
A meeting of the stockholders of
the Morning Star Mining Com
pany was held at Antelope last
Wednesday evening, at which time
a report of the progress of the
work on this group was made.
Tha report showed tl affaire of
the company to be in a most pros
porous condition, and that a great
deal of development work had
been done on the limited amount
of money spent. It was decided
to continue the work on present
lines, and with the aid of the new
hoisting machinery just installed
this work should proceed rapidly.
The company was re-capitalized at
1,000,000, with shares of the par
value of 50 cents each, and a limited
amount of this stock will be placed
on the market at about five cents
per Bhare, the money thus received
to be used only for development
work. The old officers of the com
pany were re-elected for the ensu
The school entertainment last
Saturday night was a success finan
cially as well as other ways. About
175 was added to the library fund
and it will only be a short time
until the Prineville public school
will have one of the best libraries
of any school in the state outside
of the cities.
SMITH VANDERYERT. At
the home of the bride, in Prineville,
on Thursday evening, Oct. 23rd,
James H. Smith and Marguerite W.
Vandervert. Rev. H. C. Clark
officiating. The happy couple have
the best wishes of a host of friends.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to extend our heart
felt thanks to the neighbors and
friends who so kindly assisted us
during the long sickness and death
of our dear mother, and especially
Miss Lizzie Hawkins who assisted
us so long and faithfully; also the
friends at Prineville for their kind
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wright, S.J.
Leach, J. II. Wright. J. V, Wright,
L. O. Wright, Rutha B. King.
NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD
Items of Interest Gath
ered Here and There
Some Stolen, Others Not
Oulllnge From Our Exchanges
News Motes of the Week
The schema of President Lytle to
hare the government purchae the
rights of the corporations organized to
irrigate under the Carey act' while it
looks all right on the lace, is likely to
contain "a nigger in the woodpile."
If these corporations are honest, their
work will be just as advantageous to
the country at if the government did
the work. If they are not honect,
they are not entitled to recognition
at all. Assuming they mean to do all
they promise. Then the citizens of
Prineville should organize, and at the
earliest possible moment get to work
and by their acts encourage the gov
ernment to build reservoirs at the
headwaters of the Ochoco and Crooked
rivers, thus assuring a constant sup
ply in these streams. This scheme
would be of the greatest benefit to
Prineville and vicmity at onee. The
expenditure for labor and supplies
would redound to the immediate prof
it of the merchants, hotels and banks.
The late frust problem will be solved
when reservoirs are established. With
the development of tho natural re
sources of Prineville and vicinity, this
will It; the metropolis of Eastern Ore
gon. Increased Mull Services.
C. G. Cornett came in on Satur
days stage to arrange for the new
schedule to take effect the first of
next month on the Prineville
Bums stage line. This line will
put on a three times a week service
the first of November, which will
be a great convenience to the peo
ple of both Crook and Harney
counties. It is only a matter of
time when we will have a telephone
line and a six times a week mail
from here to Burns and the coun
try will develop very rapidly and
our city do a largely increased
trade with the interior points.
Notice to Electric Customers.
Your attention is called to the
monthly lighting rates, which will
be found in the last part of Section
10, Ordinance 122, which reads as
Evening until 10 p. m., .05 per
candle power ; evening until mid
night, .08 per candle power. All
night lights .08 per candle power.
Residences, churches and halls
special rates. Residences were
given a .04 rate for this reason.
They are supposed not to burn their
lights only when in actual use, and
in no case to burn lights all night
in unoccupied rooms.
Beginning November 1st, 1902,
we will cITarge an .08 rate on all
night lights unless permission has
been granted for same.
We positively will not furnish
current to lights not purchased
from P. L. A W. Co. Where this
fraud is found to exist service will
be discontinued without notice.
P. L. & W. Co.,
' Per C. L. Shattuck.
Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley and Mrs. W.
II. Butts got home Tuesday night from
Bend, Crook county, where they loca
ted timber claims. They are enthusi
astic over the timber prospects in
Crook county. Dalles Mountaineer.
D. 8. Wiihelm, of Kosland was a
visitor at the Journal office the first
of the week and reports the loss of a
purse. See his ad in another column.
He reports everything moving along
nicely up his way and says that he
may locate in our city for the winter
if he can find a vacant house. A few
cottages would be a profitable invest
ment for some of the real estate own
ers in this city.
Dr. Cline has bought the Harvard
dental chair and cabinet formerly own
by Dr. Kill pli Hutchison, and placed
them in his office. He has the only
Clark's glass bowl, self-cleansing spit
toon in eastern Oregon, and this, to
gether with the furniture just added,
gives him the finest equipped dental
office in the interior. He has also re
papered and refurnished his office. We
are always glad to note any improve
ment being made in the city, and if
the Journal misses anything you are
doing, come in and speak to us about
it and you will hare a notice in the
There has been some hesitation on
the part of outside insurance com
panies regarding placing insurance in
the city on account of the impression
haring gone abroad that the water
supply was inadequate for fire protec
tion. The water supply has been in
creased very materially, so that there'
need be no fear on that account, and
when the additional 1000 feet of hoe
is received there will be but few towns
in the state having' better fire protec
tion. The face that there has been
but one serious fire in the city for sev
eral years speaks well for the fire com
panies and citizens. The building of a
large number of Sues this full where
formerly pipes were used, has lessened
the danger of fire very materially.
Timber Laud, Act June 3, lf-78.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONS . .
Uxiran Status Lano Orncs,
The Dulles, Oregon, Oct. 21, 1902.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance
with the provisions of the act of Congress of
June 3, 18,3, entitled 'An act for the sale of
timber lauds in the States of California, Ore
gon, Nevada and Washington Territory," as
extended to all the Public Land States hy
act of August 4, 1892, the following named
persons have, on August 29, 11102, hied in this
othce their sworn statements, to-wit:
LEON A KU T. SM 1TH , of Buckley, county
of fierce, state of Washington, sworn state
ment No. 1069 for the purchase of the S
SE, 'E4, and SEJ NE1 Sec 12, T.
15 8, RISK., W.M.
FKANK F. SMITH, uf Buckley, county
of Fierce, state of Washington, sworn state
ment No. 1070, for the purchase of the SWJ
Sec. 8, T IS S., It 19 K, W. M.
That they will offer proof to show that the
land sought is more valuable for its timber or
stone than for agricultural purposes, and to
establish their claim to said land befor the
Register and Receiver, at The Dalles, Oregon,
on Tuesday, the 13th day of January, 1903.
They name as witnesses 1). L. Cady, Flor
ence M. Cady. J. M. Smith, C. Cady, D. A.
Cady, B. Cady, M. J. Cady, W. E. Cady,
Leonard T. Snjith and Frank F- Smith, of
Buckley, Washington, and M, J. Cady and
W. K. Cady, of tietcheil. Wash.
Any and all persons ciaiming adversely the
above-described lands are requested to tile
their claims in this umce on or before the said
13th day of January, 1:103.
o-30-p JAY P. LUCAS, Register.
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
United States Land Office,
The Dalles, Oregon, Oct. 21, 1902.
Kofice is hereby given that in compli
ance with the provisions of the act of Con
gress of June 3, 1S7S, entitled "An act for
the snle of timber lands iu the States of
California. Oregon, Nevada, and Washing
ton Territory," as extended to all the Pub
lic Land States hy act ol August 4, If!,
the following persons liuve tiled in this
office their sworn statements, to wit:
BLANCHE PARSONS ol Buckley, coun
ty of Fierce, state of Washington) sworn
statement No. low, riled August 29, 1902,
for the purchase of the tiVM Sec. 32, T. U
8., R. 19 K., W. it.
ALBERT S. PARSONS, of Buckley,
county of Pierce, stute of Washington.
sworn statement No. 1007, filed August 29,
l!i2, for the purchase of the E'-j NK'4,
S W N K'4 aud SEji N W V. Sec. 32, T 14 S.,
R 19 K., W. M.
PEARL CHAMBERI.IN. of Seattle,
county of KLig, state of Washington, sworn
statement No. 1024, tiled August 21, 1902.,
for the purchase of the K'4 SEH and E'
NE Sec. 1, T. 14 S.. K. 18 E., W.M.
That they will offer proof to show that
the land sought is iiuwa valuable for its
timber or stouo than fur agricultural pur
poses, and to establish their claims to said
land belore the Register aud Receiver at
The Dalles, Oregon, on Monday, the 12th
dnv of January, luttl.
they name as witnesses: Florence M.
Cady, D. Ijiwton Cady, Blanche Parsons
and Allien S. Parsons, of Buckler, Wash.,
May J. Cady and Walter E. Cady. of (iet
chili, Wash., and Pearl Chuniberlin, uf
Any and all persons claiming adversely
the alwve-descnbed lauds are requested to
tile their claims in this othce on or before
the said 12th day of January, 19U3.
o-30-p J. P. LUCAS, Register.