East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, August 29, 1902, Image 6

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1902.
Tells About the Growth of the In
land Empire Stockralsing and
Farming Early Remlnlscenses.
W. S. Goodman, breeder of the
.Hudson's Bay herd of registered
Short Horn cattle, was in Pendleton
Mr. Goodman's ranch Is located
near the Oregon state line, 15 miles
southwest of Walla Walla, and seven
miles distant from the old Whitman
Mission farm.
Thought Only Good for Stock.
"On the 20th of next month I will
have lived on my farm AO years," said
Ir. Goodman. "My father came
across the plains in 1S50, to Califor
nia. He returned to the States and
in 1S62 he came with his family to
our present location. At that time
the .country was very sparsely settl
ed, the settlement being confined en
tirely io the creeks and river valleys
no farms being taken on the bench,
land. Those who came here then
thought the land only fit for cattle
raising. Most of those who came did
not come with the idea of remaining
nnd making their homes here. The
plan was to make a start in the cattle-raising
business and then emi
grate elsewhere and make a perma
nent home.
And Then Their Eyes Opened.
"After a few years' residence, how-
'ever, the settlers began seeing the
possibilities of this country and many
of them decided they could not better
.'themselves by moving. I paid my
first taxes to O. F. Thompson, who
now lives on Butter Creek. There
- are a few of the old pioneers still liv
ing here who were here when I
'came. O. F. Thompson, Aiarun
-Combs, who is a Mexican war veter
an; Phil and Joseph Hoorn. who live
near Milton, and a few others.
An Early Day Observer.
"I remember that in the early six
ties one man, named William Moore,
assessed the whole country here
abouts. He rode a little cayuse and
his district included Umatilla, Mor
row and a good part of Gilliam coun
ty. The farm upon which I have liv
ed for the past 40 years is part of
the old Hudson's Bay Company's
iarm. I own 400 acres of it Their
farm consisted of 1200 acres. It is
made land, beaver meadows, and its
soil is 10 feet deep and very rich.
The Hudson's Bay Company raised
barley and corn, potatoes and other
vegetables and cattle and pigs there
They raised supplies for their otheq
j)OSis, where it was not practicable
to raise crops.
"Pambruu, who lived on the reser
vation here, was the Hudson's Bay
Company's factor. I knew him. He
was quite an intelligent and well-in-formed
mac I also knew McBain.
the factor who had charge of the
Wallula station for the Hudson's Bay
Company. He was there during the
Whitman massacre.
Good Stock Pays.
"1 raise a good deal of alfalfa on
my farm. I have 61 head of register
ed Short Horns. With land at the
price it Is a man can no longer af
ford to raise common stock. You can
not raise S30 animals on land worth
Sinn an acre. I notice wnerever l go
that .the tendency is toward better
stock in all lines.
"While in Pendleton this trip
l.nncht 59. Ttflmbouillet bucks from
the J. B. Smith Livestock Company
I think for their qualities as
a muttin sheen, as well as their wool
producing qualities, the Rambouillet
is one of the best sneep we nave, i
have snme verv fine cattle from Mil
lot- x- Tndrt nf'west Liberty. Ia.. and
I also have' some fine bulls from .Gen
try Bros., of Sedalla, Mo.
"in ift vpars I have seen this coun
try develop from a sparcely-settled
cattle country to a well-populated
prosperous and thriving farming com
until it had almost Bpent its course
on account, of it being bo far away.
The only resldonce In reach of the
fire was Mr Joerger's and it was In
little danger at any of the time. Mr
O'Hara said "Had the wind veered
the whole city would have been In
danger." This is really laughable to
those acquainted with the locality of
the nre. There is not a nouse oi any.
kind on the side looking toward the
city from the fire within 200 yards.
Again, there are not a half dozen
houses within a nuartor of a mile of
the fire coming toward town. This
being the case It does not look very
much as though the city was In dan
cer of holnir wlned off the face of the
earth. Mr. O'Hara must have stopp
ed at the "Boozerlno" as he went
through Freewater.
After Killng Seven Sheep They Shot
the Herder Man Sent Out in HI
Place Driven Off.
From Heppner, Morrow county
comes the report of more sheep shooty
Ing and range trouble, this time
sheepherder having been the victim
of the fray.
The matter has created great ex
citement and Sheriff Shutt, of Mor
i row county, has gone to the scene to
investigate. M. C. Elliott, a sheep
herder for Tom Matlock was shot and
slightly wounded In the side by two
unknown men, supposed to be cattle
men from the John Day country. They
first shot seven sheep, and when El
llott came up with his Winchester
they shot him. Elliott raised up after
falling from his wound and fired five
shots at his assaillants, but did not
hit them.
When Elliot first went to the moun
tains with the sheep this Bpring, two
men came out of the locality. They
told him he had better go. as they
would have 400 head of cattle there
snnn to run that ranee. The land In
the locality is all deeded and owned
by Tom Matlock.
When Elliott was brought to Hepp
ner wounded another herder was sent
out at once. He came in shortly with
the report that five men had been at
his camp almost all the time since he
went out, and that Sunday morning
one of them brought him a letter
from his brother telling him to come
out at once. The men furnished the
herder with a horse and brought him
to the edge of the timber, promising
tbey would tend his sheep until Mr
Matlock could send another herder
in. It is the, general belief that they
will kill or scatter the sheep and get
out. Mr. Matlock, accompanied oy
Sheriff Carl Shutt, left for the scene
Tuesday, It is said they know who
did the shooting. I
cui Dnrtxntinus Forebodinas In
. w
Smoke of Small Pendleton Fire,
Who is Special Agent O'Hara of the
International Correspondence Insti
tute? A man of this name, claiming
n" hnll from Pendleton, was Inter
viewed by a local Walla Walla paper
a few days ago and from what he
said one would bo led to neiiove umi
the little barn, far in the extreme end
nt tnwn which was burned Tuesday
afternoon came very near wiping out
the town.
Hp savK In nart:
"After the two big fires which were
chronicled In press dispatches there
came a little one that was reany me
most dangerous of all. It happened
yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock
ami was a dwelling house that be
came Ignited. There was a strong
wind blowing at the time and had the
breeze veered around the wnoie ciiy
would, have been swept beyond doubt
mho flro was right In a thickly popu
lated portion of the city, and I do
not bellove the worn or an ine ure-
men who could be gathered would
have provonted immense loss had It
not been for the fortunate circum
stance that the wind held true and
blew the flames away from surround
ing dwolllngs."
In the first place the fire of Tues
day afternoon was not dangerous at
all. With little difficulty the bucket
brigade kept tho fire in the old shack
of a barn not dwelling house. The
flre company did not got to tho fire
It Is Done to Prevent Speculation in
Reservoir-Site Localities.
Sporptnrv of the Interior has with
drawn from entrv under the new irri
gation law 9,308,160 acres of public
land, which for the most part, u is
evnpptPd. will be reclaimed under ir
rigation projects to be undertaken by
the general government. The atten
tion of the department has been call
ed to the fact that wttnarawais ior
irrigation purposes shall be subject
to homestead entry, and supplement
al instructions are to be sent to locai
innn nffirps dlrectlnc them to allow
homestead entries of any lands here
tofore or hereafter witnarawn ior
this purpose.
These withdrawals are maae sole
ly to prevent speculation, and are in
localities where examinations are now
being ma'de for reservoir sites, with
a view to determining those offering
best advantages. Eighty-eight town
ships heve been withdrawn in Ari
zona, 49 in California, 70 In Colorado
five in Utah, 23 In Wyoming, 41 in
Montana, and 128 in Nevada. Others
will be made from time to time as the
field parties progress, one or more
being looked for In Eastern Oregon
where several feasible sites are
known to exist It is intended ulti
inately to restore to the public do
main all of the withdrawn lands not
found susceptible of Irrigation.
Grasshopper Pest
Jt turns out that the Al BIcknell
farm is not the only spot on earth
whpro trrasshonners are abundant
Down In Marlon county they are at
present by the thousands, ana many
n cardon is suffering from their rav
ages. Potato vines are stripped bare
of foliage, and the growing beans
peas and other garden truck are at
tnnlfpH and destroyed. Old resident
ers say -the hoppers wore never so
abundant in the locality as at the
present time. Many of them are be
ginning to view the prospect with
more or less alarm, and to wonder
what the outcome Is to be. So far
there is no acount of the grain fields
havinir been attacked. On several
farms alone the Albanv road in Ben
ton the hoppors monopolize the door
yard and are scattered in numbers oy
wheelmen as they pass on the bicycle
path. Corvallls Times.
Shatters All Records.
Torino In hnsnltnl F. A. Gulledce.
Verbena, Ala., paid a vast sum to doc
tors to cure a severe case or plies,
causing 24 tumors. When all failed,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve soon cured
hlra. Subdues inflammation, con
quers aches, kills pains. Best salve
in the world. 25c at Tollman & Co.'a
drug store.
nollvor Willie Hoy. kin youse tofl
me de meonin' of de word respect?
Honnie Yep. it's de feelln' one kid
has for anodder wot kin lick 'im.
New York Journal.
EM0 5
will the United States collect Taxes on
during the Month of December, 1903?
(Clfan bMftaf f j.o ftt fbouund Uz.)
I A Cftn no wi 'ven in January, 1903, to the persons whose estimates
l45uu,uu are nearest to the number of cie-ars on which $3.00 tax per
thousand is paid during the month of December, 1902, as shown by the total sales of
stamps made by the United States Internal Revenue Department during December, 1902.
$5,000.00 In cast
5.000.00 '
5.O00.00 '
5.000.00 "
5.000.00 "
2.500.00 "
2,500.00 ;;
2.500.00 '
1 5.000.00 "
. 75,000-00
Distribution will be mado as follows i
To the (1) person estimating the closest
To the 2 persons whose estimates are next closest (42.500.00 each)
To the 5 persons whose estimates are next closest ($1,000.00 each)
To the . ,.10 persons whose estimates are next closest. ($500.00 each)
To the 20 persons whose esitmates are next closest .(8250.00 each)
To the 23 persons whose estimates are next closest (8100.00 each)
To the.... 50 persons whose estimates aro next closest (250.00 each) ,
To the.. ..100 persons whose estimates are next closest (25.00 each) ,
To the. .2,000 persons whoso estimates are next closest..... ($10.00 each)
To the .3,000 persons whose estimates are next closest ($5.00 each)
To the 80,000 persons whose estimates are next closest we will oend
to each one box of 50 "Cremo" Cigars (value $2.50 por box)
35,213 porsons
Every 100 bands from above named cigars will entitle you to four estimates.
(One "Plorodora" band counting at two bands from the 6 cent cigars mentioned; and no les
lhan ICO bands will be received at any one time for estimates.)
Information which may he of value in making estimates: the number of Cigars now bearing $3.00 Tax per thousand, for which Stamp
were purchased, appears below :
467,09-2.208 Cigars.
479-.812.170 "
In case of a tie In estimates, the amount offered will be divided equally among thoso entitled to It. Distribution of the JJbjJI
as soon after January 1st. 1903 ae the flaurea are oittntnarii fmm h int.mi n.unn Tvrtmpnt nf the United Stales ior uctc ,
Write vour full name and Pn.tt O fli A Hr) roc-, nlfiinli- nn rariUj.A. M..t:.. ii. ,.t nr VrnwiS charees on jour i--
must bo fully prepaid. In order for jour eulmatc to participate. cityKJ'
All estimates under (bis offer must be forwardsd Lrfcrc December 1st, 1902, to (he . . FLORODORA TAG COMPANY. Jersey L 7'
You do not lose the value of your banda. Receipts will be sent you for your bands, and these receipts will j
good as the bands themselves In securing Presents. One band from Florodora," or two bands from any of the 01 staB(Jart
mentioned above, will count in securing Presents the same as one tag from " Star," Morse Shoe," " Spear Hea' HoBCsiy,"J
Navy," "Old Peach and Honey.'V'J. T." Master Workman," Piper Heldsleck," Jolly Tar," Boot Jack." "lfl
1 iuuuclo, or une "owcci porat cigarette box t-ront. .picatt"
Send each estimate on separate plef of paper, with your name and addreu platnlr written on rack. Blank forms for tlwte w'u Mp r,
Tll.laiw.l.l . Tl .r.r.n ... .... . ....... . . 1(UV) nnfl WlU Uv ,
.i.uauum suiuiuguu ui i reui ior tuud a iiu iwi win De reauy ior distribution about uciooer itu, -
u itu v-uuio, or louacco tags, or twenty cigar bands. '
In December, 1000,
' December. lMl,
January, 1902,
" February, 1802,
In March, 1002,
' April, 1902,
May, 1902,
016,099,027 Cigars.
616,835.105 "
623,035,907 "
J. P. apencor. aged 63. who at-
tomptod to commit aulcldo In a Salom
saloon, has been sent to tho asylum
for the lntana
Powder was set off under a sport
ing house of Colfax, Wash., and the
building badly shattered and the wo
men badly stunned.
A caucus of the Wilson and Mr
Bride factions is called to meet t
Spokane and it to reported that they
will try to come to terms .
A threshing vfMJfiU
day and two men
In attempune