Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 03, 1909, Page 10, Image 10

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The California of the Northwest"
Then Ask Why is it that nine
tenths of the whole Northwest
and practically all of the new
comers are looking toward "The
Columbia River Early Fruit Belt"
Because it's the land that has proven
itself right. It's early, it's exclusive, it's
the very center of all the Northwestern
markets, than which there are no bet
ter on earth; its climatic conditions
-are right; no mud or slush; located on
Columbia River
Best District
It has become a well-known fart
that Colunioia River apples are the
best on earth, have the best color
and are the most sought after.
Wenatchee on one side of us and
Hood River on the other have
made fortunes for the owners of
apple orchards.
are prcduclnsr today apples that
have no superior. There are a few
orchards that were watered bv
private ditches before the building
of the big project that Is now re
claiming this fertile valley, and
thepe older settlers have proved be
yond question what can be done.
Many of the oldest apple men from
NorLh Yakima and Wenatchee are
selling; their land in those valleys
and moving- to Richland to start
anew, because thev know this "Co
lumbia River Early Fruit Belt" is
destined to be known far and near
as the greatest of all fruitgrowing
sections. A 3 0-aere apple orchard
here, arter it is five years old, will
allow you to live In luxury the rest
of your lifo and you can get start
ed for less money than anywhere
else on earth.
Free pamphlets on
application. For ad
ditional informa
tion call on, write or
phone M and Al 743
In Eloquent Address Argues
Against Annulling Grant.
Attorney Characterizes Tliem as
Timber (Speculators Hiding Be
hind Skirts of Government in
Quest for Valuable Land.
Speaking for the Oregon & .California
Railroad Company, W. D. Fenton did not
conclude his argument In support of the
railroad company's demurrer to the Gov
ernment's bill of complaint In the land
prant suit until late yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Fenton's peroration was an especially
eloquent and forceful presentation of tile
reasons why the railroad company would
have United States Judge "Wolverton. set
aside the complaint of the Government
In its suit to annul the grant of 40 years
ago, by which about 3,000,000 acres of
land were transferred to the Oregon Cen
tral Railroad Company and afterwards
acquired by the Harriman Interests,
which appear as the interested defend
ants in the pending suit.
Tn concluding his argument, Mr. Fen
ton scored heavily the 5000 intervenors,
who appear as defendants in the big
legal battle, and characterized them as
timber speculators, who were hiding be
hind the skirts of the Government in their
quest of valuable land under the terms
of a grant, which counsel said was dead
and in defiance of all that was fair and
B. D. Townsend, representing the
United States Attorney-General, will open
the discussion for the Government this
morning and will speak all day. He will
te followed by representatives of the in
tervenors, Tracy Becker and F. P. Dunne,
concluding the argument for the Govern
ment and the . railroad company, respect
ively. Why Grant Is Not Trust.
Mr. Fenton insisted that the grant by
which the land was conveyed originally
was not a trust for the following rea
sons: That no person or persons were
designated therein as beneficiaries; that
no penalty was provided for failure of the
railroad company to comply with the
terms of the grant; that it fixed no speci
fic time in which the grantee should dis
pose of the land; that it fixed no definite
area of the land that should be sold to
any person or persons; that it provided
no tribunal for determining the Btatus of
claims of persons asserting rights to the
land as actual settlers or as applicants;
because a refusal on the part of the rail
road company to dispose of the land with
in a specified time was not decreed a vio
lation of its terms; beeause any breach
of the alleged trust could not be enforced
subsequent to the date the land was
acquired by the Oregon & California
Railroad Company from the original
grantees: because the Issuance of patents
to the land and the recognition of such
patents by the Government was conclu
sive proof of the actual transfer of title
to the property and because the terms of
the Government's complaint was frivolous
and repugnant to the grant itself and in
violation of the apparent purposes of the
Government in making the 'grant.
It was further asserted by Mn Fenton
Fancy Chickens
Fancy chickens are now recog
nized as one of the chief indus
tries of many districts. It is a
well-known fact that a pood
chicken ranch is a safe and quick
road to wealth.
There is probably no district to
be found north of Southern Cali
fornia that can in any way com
pare with the warm belt of the
Columbia R iver for the raising
of poultry. Within a radius of 10
miles -of Richland there are sev
eral chicken fanciers, who in the
last ' three years have won more
than one-half of all the first
prizes given at state and inter
state fairs.
It is not hard for one to under
stand that with our mild Winters,
almost perpetually green alfalfa
fields and the clean, dry ground,
free from mud, slush and with an
atmosphere free from fog, that
Richland is the natural home of
fine poultry.
that ferrnl tltln i j .
ca - - ' - wio jo.uu was conclu
sively established by the grant and the
issuance of patents. Persons claiming to
be actual settlers were denominated tres
passers on land, title to which was be
yond question. Mr. Fenton urged that
the issuance of patents by the Govern
ment to the land, except in case of fraud
or mistake, served as conclusive evidence
of waiver by the Government of any vio
lation of the terms of the granting act
and precluded the Government from
maintaining any suit to annul the grant
affecting any lands Included in the grant
and to which patent had issued for six
years or more. The suit against the rail
road company, he said, was conceived
and inspired by intervenors. who. while
representing themselves to be actual set
tlers, were in reality timber speculators
and not bona fide homeseekers.
"J. Wells" Pleads Not Guilty and
Will Conduct Defense.
Incoherent! v mutto-ino-
- iu name oi
J. Hells as his true name, J. Kaw-
anas j. Williams, believed to be
the most active opium smuggler op
erating in the Pacific Northwest in
recent vpara x,r . , , ,
Ignited States Judge Wolverton yes
terday. He pleaded not guilty and in
sisted on an Immediate trial.
vuen Drougnt Into court the opium
smuesrler ricpiin .
..v, feivc ins irue
name In response to an inquiry from
iv. vuLumcy .aaciourt, say
ing that he did not desire to disclose
his real name under the circumstances.
Vv hen pressed by Judge "Wolverton.
t II e prisoner smllonl-v- i i v-;
- , - ti owu ma name was
J. Vells, but the Federal officials are
-wCU mm mis is only another of
the convenient n Hsiao. h ,
After entering- a plea of not guilty.
.. ..,vuuctu mai ne aid not wish
an attorney, but would conduct his
own defense.
In April, 1908, Wells was detected
carrying a quantity of opium from the
Salmon-street dock to an uptown
lodging-house. He was arrested, and
245 pounds of the drug was seized and
afterwards sold by the Government au
thorities for $1200. Wells was held to
the grand Jury and released on 11500
cash bail. He was later indicted, but
in the meantime had jumped his ball,
which was forfeited. He was later ar
rested at Tacoraa for a similar offense,
but, upon agreeing to turn over the
smuggled opium, he was released from
custody only to be placed under arrest
by the Federal authorities In this state
and returned here for trial.
W. B. Price, alias J. J. Vajr, Indict
ed for impersonating a United States
Deputy Marshal, was arraigned and
asked until Monday to plead. Price
operated in the vicinity of Shaniko
where, by reason of his impersonation',
he is said to have succeeded in cash
ing a number of worthless checks.
Pleading guilty to an Indictment
charging him with taking mail be
longing to another out of the postof
fice at Burns, Frank Fuller was yes
terday sentenced by Judge Wolverton
to serve four months in the Multnomah
County Jail. Fuller is a cripple and
has been incarcerated in jail for about
five months awaiting the action of the
grand jury.
C. M. Clark, of Philadelphia, vice
president of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company, who has
been in conference with President
Josselyn for the past few days in re
gard to Improvements to the system
during the coming season, left yester
day for home. He was accompanied
to Portland by Mrs. Clark and both
were extensively entertained while in
the city.
One of the biggest pieces of enilnftrinip
In the ITnion River, at Ellsworth. Maine
It la constructed of hollow concrete? aid
Americans Valley
And What They Will Do
Peaches from orchards In this
vicinity for the last few years have
controlled the markets of the en
tire Northwest for weeks before
any other Northwestern peaches
were ripe, and the average net
profit per box to the grower Is
consequently double the amount
received by orchard owners in
later sections. That "the early
bird catches the worm" is an
established fact. Therefore every
man in selecting- his future or
chard home,- should not select -a.
place where he not only has to
grow the fruit under trying cli
matic conditions, but must almost
beg for purchasers after he has
raised It and finally take a low
figure for his products, because
people are already tired of that
kind of fruit. Such conditions do
not exist in Richland. "The Cali
fornia of the Northwest."
Peaches and Cherries
are fruits of nearly the same class
as far as "marketing is concerned.
.They are both excellent money
makers and come into bearing
early, but to be successful they
must be from the early district. A
word to a wise man should cause
him to Investigate.
Power Company Wants Span
for Sole Use of Cars.
COST WOULD BE $300,000
Traffic on All City Lines Will Be
Jiouted Over Structure and Cor
1K ration will Save Heavy
Rentals Xow Paid.
A new bridge across the Willamette
may be built by the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company for the sole
use of streetcars in crossing the river.
The company will refuse to pay the
$18,000 a year demanded for the use
of the Madison bridge and will prob
ably refer the matter to the people.
If the streetcar bridge is built, cars
will be withdrawn from the other
bridges and routed by the trolley
bridge alone.
"We are seriously considering the
advisability of building our own
bridge across the river," said Presi
dent Josselyn, of the trolley company
yesterday. "This structure would be
used both by narrow and broad guage
cars and the other bridges would be
abandoned by the company. Pedes
trians or teams would not be allowed
to cross the bridge but it would be
reserved for the sole use of streetcars.
"We figure that such a bridge would
cost us about $300,000. As we now pay
$12,000 for the right to cross the Mor
rison bridge, $9,000 for the use of the
Burnside bridge, $6,000 for crossing
the Steel bridge and the city proposes
to tax us $18,000 a year for running
cars over the new Madison bridge, this
Investment would be an excellent one
for the streetcar company.
"I am unable to find another city In
the entire United States where the
streetcar company is taxed by the city
to cross public bridges. This may be
done on toll bridges but I know of no
other city besides Portland where
streetcar companies are taxed to cross
bridges open to public use. It does
not add one cent to our revenues to
cross the city bridges. It is a matter
of public convenience solely.
"The accident to the Burnside bridge
emphasizes the need for opening the
Madison bridge to traffic. It will take
several months to get ready to build
the new Madison brljge and during
that time the present structure can
be repaired and made fit for service.
Not a single bridge engineer has as yet
condemned the span and we are as
sured that it can be repaired and put
in commission without danger to the
public. We are willing to bear the
expense of this repair work and to
assunTe responsibility for operating It.
At the same time, we will do this
without prejudice to the city's rights
to condemn the bridge and will put
no obstacles In the construction of the
new bridge."
No site has yet beAi picked for the
proposed trolley bridge that the elec
tric company is planning to build but
it is likely It would be built across the
river at either Washington or Salmon
streets. Permission would have to be
secured from the War Department but
the project has not progressed far
A Fortune in Ten Acres
Growing the European and Cali
fornia varieties of grapes has be
come a science. They are the most
profitable crop Rrown (barring no
kind of fruit). It is a peculiar fact
that the comparative area of the
Northwest where successful grape
culture is possible is very limited.
In fact, only the most secluded
spots of the Snake River bottoms,
and "The Columbia River Karly
Fruit Belt" have seasons equable
enough to really ripen this almost
tropical fruit. That is why
pay a yearly Income of from $500
to $1200 yearly. Another beauty of
this crop Is the fact that it is a
food shipper and being early In
his favored section can be sold
for exclusive prices on the mar
kets of the Northwest, frequently
bringing from 10c to 16c per
pound, and when one considers
that each vine at three years old
will yield from 40 to 50 pounds
and that there are 680 of these
vines to the acre. It will give you
a subject for thought to find any
thing surer or better.
enougn yet Tor definite plans to be
made or a request framed for the right
to erect an additional bridge-
A. Vn Hoomlssen to Start Xew Pe
tition on East Side.
A- Van Hoomlssen. who spent many
months In circulating a petition for a
bridge across the Willamette River at
East Mill aud East Second streets, has
been asked to take up the matter again.
Mr. Van Hoomlssen said yesterday he
I wa approacnea by a man of wealth
" ,iv' vii lvj uai-s mm up financial
ly if he will again undertake to locate
the Madison bridge at the new place.
Mr. Van Hoomlssen said the attitude
of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company bears out what he has
contended all along, that it will never
surrender its franchise and will delay
the construction of the bridge inde
finitely. "The only effective way." he said, "Is
to submit to a vote of the people the
transferring of the $400,000 bond issue
provided for the rebuilding of- the
Madison bridge, and enough more
needed to erect a high bridge at East
Mill and Second streets, and thereby
escape entanglement with the street
railway company. That company wants
the. erection of the Madison bridge
only on Its own terms, which means
practically free usage, which It has
enjoyed for many years."
Mr. Van Hoomlssen says -he is ready
to canvass with a new petition again,
and thinks It. would be signed up rap
Idly, but does not care to shoulder the
expense as well as the work.
Petition to Open Madison Bridge.
A petition, signed by VX0 residents of
the East Side, Is soon to be presented to
the Board of County Commissioners and
the City Council, asking that the Madison-street
bridge be reopened -and used
for streetcar service until the new one Is
built. Thirty merchants along Front
street, in the affected district, have con
tributed $1000. which they propose to use
in conjunction with an equal sum donated
by the Portland Railway. Light & Power
Company, for the repairs said to be need
ed to make the bridge safe. In the mean
time. City-Attorney Kavanaugh Is con
tinuing his preparations to file condemna
tion proceedings.
Secures Lease of $80,000 Building
Being Erected at The Dalles.
THE DALLES, Ore., March 2. (Spe
cial.) An enthusiastic meeting of the
stockholders of The Dalles Hotel Com
pany was held at the Commercial Club
rooms tonight to discuss the feasibility
of improving th original plan of the
building by adding another atory. The
proposition was adopted by unanimous
vote. The added improvement will cost
$20,000. and the hostelry will consist of
four stories at a total cost of $80,000. It
was decided at the meeting tonight to
lease the new building to M. K. Clark,
now manager of the Cornelius of Port
land, for a term of sixteen years. Mr.
Clark will assume personal management
of the establishment and It will be oper
ated in connection with the Mineral
Springs Hotel Company of Carson. Wash.
Xew Nevada Eljrht-Honr Law.
CARSON, Nev.. March 2. The Senate
passed today the Assembly bill creat
ing an eight-hour clay in open cuts
and quarries. A bill establishing an
eight-hour day for plaster-workers and
gypsum-mill men has already become
a law.
Strawberries from "The Colon
bla River Early Fruit Belt" are
put on the markets of the North
west from the 2Sth of April to the
4th of May. thus giving us ex
clusive control of the markets for
at least twenty to twenty - five
days. The first crates usually
bringing from 1B to 20 and have
a ready sale, being the only ber
ries on the market. The average
net price for the season paid to
the grower In this early section
is about 4 per crate, against less
than 9 per crate In later districts.
A well-cared-for patch has been
known to pay $300 to $500 per
acre on land one year out of
sagebrush, so one does not have
to wait years for returns.
Is another crop that yields here to
perfection. Two and three-year-old
roots bring returns of $500 to
$1000 per acre.
Marketing begins early In ilarch
and the main part of the aspara
gus brings from 10 to 30 cents per
Asparagus is a very tender plant
and demands plenty of warm sun
shine In the early Spring. We
have 300 days of sunshine every
Petitions Will Be Circulated for
Change In Location of Both
Important Structures.
Two initiative petitions were adopted
at the meeting of the East Side Business
Men's Club last night in the Healy
building. One provides for the relocation
of the Courthouse on the East Side and
the other, to remove the state capital
and locate it in Portland, on the East
F. A. Dunham reported that the peti
tion and bill for the rebuilding of the
Courthouse on the East Side had been
prepared by W. S. U'Ren. father of the
initiative and referendum law. and he
submitted copies for circulation. These
were placed In the hands of members of
the club for circulation. K. A. Dunham
Thomas HUIop and Dan Kellaher were
appointed to attend the meeting of the
Seventh Ward Improvement League
Wiursday night and ask its co-operation
In the circulation of the petitions. .Sec
tion 1 of, the bill prepared bv Mr. U'Ken
orr0ac,el by the people of the State
Section J. That we. the prop.-, of Mult
nomah County, hereby Instruct our County
Judge and County Commissioners, sitting
" County Court for the transaction of
public business, to purchase a suitable site
.t"""18 ot ,he Willamette Rlvor
lthln the City of Portland and erect a
new Courthouse thereon; to use so much
as may be necessary of the funds dprl.-U
I2"Jfc ,heJ",Tc'a, ta3c lev -already made
Tor the addition to the present Courthouse
to levy no further tax for work on the
Sr.'.8"1 Courthouse site; to make no ad
ditions to the present Courthouse nor In
cur any expense In enlara-lna- the same: to
provide for the sale at public auction of
the present Courthouse and the site thereof:
to use the proceeds of such sale In the erec
tion of a new Courthouse: to complete said
ber OF b,or ,b m ,ay ot Uecem-
It Is proposed to secure 3000 signatures
to the petition and the vote is to be
taken inside of Multnomah County.
Mix a half-ounce of Virgin Oil of Pine
compound pure with two ounces of
Glycerine and a half-pint of good
Whisky; shake well, and take a. tea
spoonful every four hours.
It is claimed this mixture will break
up a cold in twenty-four hours, and
cure any cough that is curable. Being
free from opiates and drugs. It is far
preferable to the ordinary cough-remedies,
and. as It provides a quantity suf
ficient to last the average family an en
tire year. Is as Inexpensive aa it Is
The necessary ingredients can be se
cured from any good prescription
druggist, and the mixture easily pre
pared. It Is well to remember, when
having this formula put up. that the
genuine Virgin Oil of Pine compound
pure Is never sold In bulk, but Is put
for dispensing only in half-ounce vials,
each vial securely sealed In a round
wooden case. Rank Imitations, resem
bling the genuine only In name and
style of package, are. sometimes offered
but these are essentially Ineffective and
often cause nausea. The ingredients
can be purchased at the Skldmore Drug
Co.. or any first-class pharmacy. Be
sure to get the genuine Virgin Oil of
Pine Compound pure, prepared only by
Leach Chemical Co.. Cincinnati. O.
""" ' the first questions gener
ally 'kM by the purchaser of a
r,r.w ir,-t u- "wh i put this
Into this year to mako it pay for
my time?" That Is an east- Ques
tion to answer in this long-seasoned
country. It only takes a
few days to take off the sage
brush, then clear and level the
land. Many times 10-a.-re tracts
are cleared of th brush and in
less than two weeks from the time
the first payment Is made the new
owner would have phnied either
potatoes or Rocky Ford canta
loupes, either of which will pav an
Income the first year equal to
the value of almost anv of our
land. If the potatoes are planted
ear y In the Spring, you can put
early potatoes on the market t
from 3 to 8 cents per pound, and
then plant another crop for Fall
digging. This Is being done every
year two crops In one season.
cuts four times every vear aver
aging about eight to ten tons to
the acre. The first cutting, being
the first new hay on the market,
usually brings a very large price
and is eagerly botiglit up by the
commission men. Richland Is ex
cellently located and can ship her
products In every direction, like
the spokes of a. wheel. Alfalfa
can be planted In the-earl v Spring
and will yield on new land the
first year from three to six tons
per Acre,
State Senator Kellaher brought up the
removal of the state capital to Portland.
He said that the members of the Legis
lature are favorable to it. He said fur
ther that the present Capitol building at
Salem must be replaP td soon, as It Is in
a ntwte of decay, end that the place to
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A tlending of tke keroic and the
mysterious and the passionate
thats romance. A narrative of
past events that's history. A
perfect union of the two that's
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F. N. KOLLOCly, District ACent, 122 A Third St., TORTLAKD
It is only a. matter of a few
years when this valley will he the
homo of more livcMook than any
other one point in the I'nited
States. F.very natural condition
is to he found here. Very little
care need to h taken on necount
of the mild Winters. The pasture,
on account of the nature of the
Foil, is never muddy, and the al
falfa fields remain preen for nearly all Winter, while
the best of water is available at
all times.
That a larpe dairy industry trill
soon be promoted here is an as
sured fact, and for nny man or
firm who is expecting to start
such an enterprise, surely Rich
land offers an ideal location.
Its perfect location on one of
America's greatest rivers and sev
eral lines of transcontinental rail
roads makes it possible to reach
all markets quickly and cheaply.
Other offices: Walla
Walla, Seattle, Ta
coma, North Yaki
ma and Spokane,
rebuild it is In Portland. Mr KeUaUer
announced that he had petition, pre
pared for circulation all over the state
On motion the club Indorsed the measure
and appointed a committee to assist In
the circulation of the petitions In Port
land. The petition reads as follows-
Better than,
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