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THE OREGON ' DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. MONDAY EVENING. JULY 13. VZ7.
LJmclfffht on ; Conditions in
; iescnmcs ,irrigauou a.
1 Porerfr. Sensation.;
PATENT- APPLICATION ; :
BRINGS ABOUT ACTION
fnimrrtor Thomn Kenhauwcn
Special Agent-rnde Lttr'i I
' taction Detailed bjr Head of Inter-
lor Department to Atteod . Matter.
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Secretary Jamea 'P?'
teiio ,4eD.rtmet , hM directed
Invalidation of condition. In th De
chute. Irrt.rttoa -Pow.r company ,
segregation In eentr. Oron
ty Inspectors Thomea- Neuhausen and
special agenM -nderhla direction,, Th
cretary action folio, th. .receipt of
application .made by th. Deachute. Ir
rleatlon company, for .patent, to .0t
acre, of land, thatar aaid to U now
and cultivation. , "
- Inspector. "K?.
lon. and examination of the Janda. the
extent of the ditches, the number ot
Sr. and amount of land.
tlvatlon wtH be made. It li not
that the company haa a" ' "JX
-with the requirement of the national
reclamation law., nor the term" of the
Carer act. Governor Chamberlain, Ola
..Tnf th ecretary'. order, .aid: ,
. omnot Chamherlala OlaA. , .
... i . i- n auch an' in-
,e..a.,on Vr thJnl, ItwjnM Mb.
a good thtnr for the p.blio.-tha vern
ment and tn npa4iy.--tt rbelve
... i ih. a-nvernment 1. to man. any
" ' .,j i. -tt ..v were about, and
wnoi. ..port would.be- of value . I. ha v.
understood that it wa. th. Intention to
.end a fore.t ranger to ma thl. x-
""-Bo'ia a. I am able to judir the
Peaehute. Irrigation Power company
f ni with the term. Of the
tate and federal law.. nave ma-
personal lnveatlra.lon of their land.
andTlrrlgatlon work... but I am not an
xoert In tbea matter, and might be
11M QUIIII'inu . . .. 1 -
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"1 he atat. iana " "7
engineer. John CUw hav emr1ad
. care in handling the matter o far a. it
1. under , their- Jurisdiction. . I have
though', at time, that Mr. tfwli,. "
even too .tringent and "ff
he know. hi. business, and was form-
erlr in the federal reclamation
I appointed him on the recommendation
. .. ..., reclamation depart-
fnentTand he cam. from , the federal, to
the state awrvioe. . , ,,..,
..i trla has hud BOm. lively .trVg-
. . .i, tha irriimtlon companies, to
bring them to the reaulrernenti i oI : the
law and tha ruling, made by the state
land board, knd haa been .ucceaaful in
..... i.unca in bringing them to hi.
term, in the essential feature, of the
matterFat Issue. These troubles, so
far a. thev affected th. Uejchute. com
pany, hav passed, the .tat. i. getting
along very well with this company and
Ine irrif?fttlnnp"r)"1"frtT,at 1"wt5r
apparently m wu .
r Vaabla to Supply WtVi - -
. nn.. rnin.hi 1 Rauthern k Irrigation
company. vhicK began development of
a project aouth of the Deschutes com
pany', segregation and took water from
rivnr. . a branch of tha .main
' r-. k..i.a rvmr. has not been so fortu
nate. An investigation of thi. Com
pany, project, by the .tat. land board
I- .h. .tat. .nrlneer disclosed . that
It. water .upply wa. In.ufriclent; that
,4t would be unable to supply water for
the 27,600 acrea aegregai, mu iv
cent appUcatlona for patent, hava been
- ''hicompany .ha. been forbidden by
the .tate board to aell any mora land.,
and ulrected to aell no mora water to
private parties Outside of It. aegrega
tlori. At tne present time th. settler,
on Columbia Southern land, are making
en Investigation of th. possibilities for
establishing stora. reservoir, to aug
ment th. present water .upply.
Tha state board ha. also been advised
'that the Columbia Southern .company
, has made a proposal to the settlers .to
t aell out to th. lattes and turn over the
dltche. to them.- If tha settlers find
Mhat storage reservoir, can be built and
maintained th. outcome will ba the
.formation of a new company In which
the setuer. will hava th. management.
In view of th. state land board .fa
vorable opinion of th. work of the JDe
chuw. Irrigation Vomtr comfanr, the
action of Secretary Garfield In ordering
Jnveatlgation of U project has aroused
. unfavorable comment, whether or not
fact. Juatlfy tha belief, a. atrong 1m
, presslon ha. com. upon priva. lr
' rl ration builder, in Oregon that the
' government reclamation authoritlea are
private Irrigation projecta, and neglect
no opportunity or crippling or rnunj
them. The Deschutes .Irrigation
. Power eompny case 1. being cited aa
' an example of government hostility.
v. imi te JEsarta of Booatara. ;
! Development of central Oregon 1 a
" subject that la near to th heart of all
Oregon booster. Railroad transporta
tion Into that vast region and develop-
tnent of th. latent agricultural resources
' of Crook and surrounding counties, has
j been a subject of constant agitation by
Interest, of th. state feel that ail rea
sonable support ahould b. given to bona
flue undertaking, to people and culti
vate t.. se reglona
About 1900,000 ha. been expended la
inBiuinnim ui n ue.cnute. irriga
tion a Power company's project to Its
present stage, and the-i work la aolna
steadily on. The company haa 160 miles
or canais ana oitcbea completea. it
haa 45.000 acre, now under its irrigation
ditches, and of this amount 20,000 acre.
is uncier cultivation, 'inert are zsv
families now located on the tract: and
more settlers are coming in. The June
land sales of the company aggregated
l,0 acres, amounting to 120,1(10.
This week the company contracted
with the .Doualaa Hr National Pine
eompany of Olympla for 1. 01 lineal feet
of pipe at a coat of $79,209. to ba used
to oonvey water aoross an old river bed
from ' th. company', central Oreaon
canal lands in the neighborhood of
Prlneville. The water suudIv from the
Deschutes river is ample to . irrigate
tnouaana. or acrea more man are con
tained' In this company', segregation.
The company's manv miles of dltche.
extend far south of Bend and they are
turning waate water into tne irooaea
river. Each week seea more Mile, of
dltche. completed. The company', ex-
enditures for a single week ' ending
un. amounted to-18.600. 1 -...
Aooedas so Baqnlraaaatav -The
. comnany has acceded toevrv
reaulrement of a strict state land board
and the stringent, lulinga of the atate
engineer. - Former disagreements - be
tween th. state and the. company have
been adjusted by the company yielding
to every essential requirement by the
atat. and the relation.' between .tate
and eompany are agreeable r
. But up to tha present time th. fed
eral government, through the policy of
th. Interior aepartmeni. aas mil granteu
r latent for a aingia acre or tana to tne
rrlgatlon eompany, under the term.
provided by the Carey act. These' tact,
are cited by Irrigation men aa evidence
that the federal reclamation department
I. pursuing a policy that may ba con
strued aa hotftile to all, Carey act
projecta, ' .
Some time ago tha Deechute. Irriga
tion Power company made application
to tha etate.-and through- ttto the gov
ernment, for' patent to a large part of
it. segregation, comprising th. land for
which It estimated water- was then
available. The atat. land board and
State Engineer John C Lewis, after
careful examination and radical prun
ing of tha desired lands. Indorsed th.
.DDllcation aa to 11.403 acre, and the
application wa. passed up to th. interior
aepartmeni ror action. . .- .
The company'. - total segregation
amount, to 2l4.il acres, but It ha. a.
yet been unable to aecure action by the
department on any of It. patent, and
there la a belief among lt officials that
the policy of the government la unjust,
not onlv to the investors who are nut
ting their capital Into development of
the great project, but also to the set
tler, who are making home, on the
traot and looking forward to it. early
Secretary James A."' Garfield Wa torn,
time ago aent an Invitation by the com-
tany to make a personal Inspection of
he Deschutes tract and see tne canals.
ditcne. and growing crops. Tne com
pany's of tidal tendered Mr. Garfield
and hi party a trio via Shanlko and
by automobile through Crook county to
luamatn fan. tney would give "trie
time to see th. central Oregon country
and the actual conditions there. The
secretary in a brief note declined th. In
vitation. His extremely short stay in
Portland and Oregon of ' course pre
cluded any possibility of hi. giving at
tention to large development projects.
OTILE IN BATH TUB
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-i-:- Woarasl. Special Berries.)
Fort Collins, Colo., - July " 15. Mr.
Addle Davie waa electrocuted while
standing in a both tub In th. bathroom
of her home Saturday. She had filled
th. tub with water and after disrobing
and stepping in it, sh. discovered the
room wa too dark and attempted to
turn on the electric light. Th. wir. wa.
veiw heavily charged and when Mrs,
Davie, touched the button, th. current
passed tnrougn ner ooay. .
' (RpeeUl Dispatch W the JowasL) "
Amity, Or., July 18. Articles of In
corooratlon hav bean-filed with th.
county clerk at McMtnnvllle Incorporat
ing the Yamhill Valley Condensed Milk
company of this place, with a capital of
Ito.Obu, or which tzt.ooo haa been sub
scribed. A meeting of tha stockholder
will be held to elect a board of directors
and active work will be commenced on
a building within a xew oaya,
HARRY MINOR -HELD ; ;
ON FORGERY CHARGE
Special-Dtopate "(!- oTBal.
Elain. Or.. July 15. Harry Minor.
gged X0, haa been placed under- f 600
bond to appear before the circuit court
on th. charge of having,
g rorged a check
forged a check
for 1 5, In the nam of Thomaa Fleming,
hi, employer. He wee -unable to fur
nish bonds and wa placed in th. Union
county HU at uranae. -
' Eighty-Five Pound Salmon..
ftoerUI . Nsreteh to Tbe Joamil.)
- Astoria, Or., July-15. Olaf Peterson,
a well-known fisherman of the Colum
bia river, made a record catch while
fishing In th. lower river. On of th.
manv salmon caught weighed It pound..
It wa. a magniricent risn.
KNOWS rMnV" I
provocative of good humor as
Gblrarddll'8 Cocoa. Its delic
ious fragrance and sustaining
goodness fill the most exact
ing guest with generous im
pulses. The best thing too
tor Ms own
William Eeid Writes of Ster
ling Qualities df Deceased
Portland Business Man. -
William Raid, aa old-tlm . resident
and a friend ot George T. Myer. who,
death wa. announced Friday, last, write
th following l.tt.r to Tha- Journal,
chronicling some of th personal char-a-tteristiea
of th. deceased. Mr. " Raid
had known Mr. Myer. for a great nam.
her of freer, and h.ld him In high es
teem for hi ".lnoertty of friendship and
steadfastness ot . purpose, .Th letter
..t',.,' nstt nut a few Inside fact.
ahAvlits- the lo. which- Portland -haa
...ijt in the, death of George T.
Myers. George T. Myer. met tha writer
on th. old steamer AJax IS year, ago,
a. .h. landed at. Portland I- from Ban
Francisco, and a reciprocal friendship
-aver .inc. continue- u .7 "r
we never naa any ."11 ...
latinna Hiirlnar that lone period I can
. . . .1 m m vnu And him.
Thoronghly practical,' enersetlo,
quick In perception, with '
teerlty. hi. sreat aim In llf.wa. to aid
In th. advancement of m the ' North Pa
.T. k.ii-i. i unfortunately few
men realise today) that by developlnt
hi. rnnnirv's resources and his home
nitv- f Portland). Dloddjna- on . and co-
with others Yor that purpose
hi. l.i!i,.l nrnanarltv WOUld follow,
All the Investment. George T, Myer.
haa left behind - him- today prov. his
theory waa correct. Publlo-.plrlted, h.
never .ought politics, but when tn peo
ma called him - to th legislature . he
.eitll. rMinri .
"'A hall fellow well met,' generou In
aoul and sincere In hi ' friendships,
when he advocated any public measure
It waa pro bono publico only wunoui an
nerannal Interest.. After he. nnoMclt
on my part, hafl undertaken the promo
tion of a railway through h Nehalem
and to Tillamook.' for Portland', benefit,
b. asked me how much money -would be
needed to organise th. Institution. I
replied 11.-00. provided -contributed, by
to to 70 cooperating clttsen. a atock
holders. When he said I can Just a.
easy raise 120,000 a 11,000. It wa not
needed. ' - !- ' - '
To show that even his push and lnteg
Hrv were aimreclated bv railroad men
when ha declined In 1901 the presidency
of th new Tillamook Railway company.
A. I-. Mahler sent for'hlnvand confided
to him alone (what had to ba kept se
cret) certain Information then appreci
ated of Mr. Harrlman's cooperation and
good will to see the road built, and h.
showed Mr. Myers telegram from New
Tork to that effect with assurano. of
financial backing. Afterward when thl
fell through Mr. Myer volunteered to
accompany m to London at hla own ex
pease to se th. bond, .old an. I can
say never mad any condition that be
should receive or asksd any Interest In
K rajlwav MRIDtliri BtOCK!
"In conclusion bad he undertaken th.
presidency or me roruana. rxeiuuem
Tillamook Railway company when
asked, that line wouia nave oeea in run
operation today, but unfortunately for
Portland on account of hla dealre to
place hla son In business, hi interest
oa Puget aouna ana Aiasaa, tor nis
ant.s sake, took him sway from Portland
after the death of his wife. His life
1 a lesson to tne young men ox u.-
Teacher at Umatilla. '
' (Rpm-Ul TVlspitrh t Tke JmtnMl.i'
TTmatllla. Or.. July IS. Kyla MnDan
lei haa been reelected principal of the
Umatilla schools for the ensuing term.
and M-s. Burnhaa. la u primary d.
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Men's Outing Suitsr
siiiTS $1 0UTING $ 5 00
WEN'S $20 OUTING
MEN'S $25 OUTING
' tf.etJjas.sJ- iij- a
J . ENORMOUSLY
$20.00 SUMMER , j ' i r A
SUITS. v. . ..J) 1 0OU
m&JOMTSL IT :IN OUR AD. IT'S SO
Competitions for . Scholar
ship Honors Aid Instead of
Hinder One Another.
Although ; oomnattac , against each
other for honor and f.r preference tn
selecting' cholarhlp, contestanta In
th. eduoatlonal contest of Th Journal
nav.rth.lea become good friend. ..A
certain principle and honor exl.t. among
tham which cause them to fair deal
ing In th atrlfe for votea An example
of th generosity of on contestant tor
another la beat explained in tha follow
ing letter which comes to tha table of
th Contest Bailor. '''
"Vieone, kjt uit . -wi-i-n iwr,
Tha Journal-Dear Sir- I har decided
not to go to Forest Orov. I saw my
friend, Winona Ogden of Forest Grove,
today and found that sha la working
In tha contest for th earn thing I am,
and as aha la a aneclal friend of mine
I .would not go and work against her
in her own town, even tnougn i nave
friends there who would support ma
Very truly your. " '' ' . ;
"ALTA m. wilcox.-
Klaa Joaea AmblUoua. :
HL Phelna- address Th Journal In
behalf of Miss Mina Jones, who 1 do
ing very well In th Educational Con
test, notwithstanding th fact that she
uu In full time at Old, Wortman
re general aepartmeni
Phelp letter follows:
Portland. Or- July 14 To Th Jour
nal Contest Department Dear Sir I
hereby write in behalf of one Mlna
Jones, who I In the employ of Old.
Wortman dc King and who la In your
scholarship contest to enter Pacific
university at Forest - Grove. I have
known her for om time and so far
hav found her to be a good, honeat,
nnria-ht airl. trvlne- to earn her own
living, and she I very desirous of hav.
Ing a better education, and I, for one,
will do all I can In- her behalf.- Hoping
you will do all you- can. and the beat
you can. for th young, lady, I am.
lncar.ly your-.. TnKVp
" T VnlTStalty btrt Xadoraaa.
R. S Hughon, B. A principal of
Partamnuth rrammar chOol, ha writ
ten a letter to The Journal calling at
tention to th merit of Hilda Brant,
a contestant - who live at University
Park. He ayt - '
"Miss Hilda Brant has entered The
Journal Educational Conteet for the
purpose Of securing tne moans ui do
iitnln. a thorouarh education.
tainlng a thorough education.
1 deslr to say for Hilda that thl
I a bona fide attempt on her part to
secure an education, and that ah la not
working merely for the money, that ah
"in view of her exoeptlonally flrt
record while In Portsmouth school, th
fact that sh must mak her way In
tha world and her pluck and determina
tion, ah certainly oeaerve tnai a way
h. nnaned for th development of the
scholarly taste and power that ch
Ex-Mayor George 11. William gave
a liberal subscription to Edison J- Ed
wards of Mllwaukle. Mayor William I
known to be . liberally, educated and
widely read, and he - appreciate the
effort which th boy and girl are
making to gain for themselves th ad
vantages of an education through earn
ing scholarships In Th Journal contest.
Contestant Edward make for big
gam In hi quest for subscrlptlona Ha
has balled on Mayor Lane and several
other city and county officiate, -and he
has received encoursgement In every
direction. In last year contest Mayor
Lan exercised deliberation and discre
tion In beatewlna his patronage on a
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' $5.00 BOYS' WOOL
Make It a Point to Attend Welch's Genuine
Ypq VVjil Save
Men's $30.00 SuitsSale
Men's $2fc0 Suits Sale
Men's $20.00 Suits Sale
Men'slS-OO Suits Sale
Men's $10.00 Suits Sale
Men's $.7.50 Suit Sile
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John B. Stetson $4 Hat; Sale Price $2.85 :
The Lee $3 Hat; Sale Price. .. . . .$2.45
The Sphinx $2.50 Hat; Sale Price. $1.05
.The Best $2 Hat; Sale Price. .. . . .$1.5
Irlen's 50c and 75c Underwear; sale. .45
Men's 35c Underwear; Sale Price. .25'
Men's Fancy .Vests; Smle Price 85
Men's $1.50 Fancy Vests; Sale. . ..$1.35
If Not Right Welch Makes It Right
Vc!ch Moves to, the
v New Building on
fourth end VYashing
tcn Sts. About Srpt 1
. " AGES 8 TO 16 YEARS. .
$2.50 boys: wool; , e 1 nc
suits. . .v. . . . . 1 Jyo
CS'WOOL; Jjj 2' "'75"
$6.50 BOYS'. WOOLl . i i A C
suits.. v.. . i .v . . . ... -. 34.y t)
IMen's Golf Shirts
Men's Golf Shirtsior 2 A-
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BOYS' 50c GoU Shirts,
SPECIAL. . . . . . . . . . r. . ... a . . .
Dollars and Dollars by 1 Doing So
Price. .$ 0.75
Price. .$ 7.45
: .'..4"v. f. I .
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Shoes Sale Price.... $3.45
Shoes Sale Price. . . . $3.45
Shoes Sale Price. .. . $2.05
Shoes Sale Price: .. .$2.45
Shoes Sale Price..".. $1.05
Shoes Sale Price. , .$1.45
Men's Shoes 7 -
Men's $5.00 Trousers; Sale Price. . $3.45
Men's $3.50 Trousers; Sale Price. .$2.45 !
Men's $3.00 Trousers; Sale Price. .$2.45
Men's $2.00 Trousers; Sale Price. .$1.45
Men's 75c Shirts; Sale Price..,..;.. 45f
Men's $1.00 Shirts; Sale Price. ;T00
Men's 50c Straw Hats; Sale Price. . .35t
, Men's 25c Straw Hats; Sale Price. .15t
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