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35,000 ACRES NEAR ECHO TO
BE WATERED BY CANAL.
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BiiEdlot .. 700.00
lSkud2 1otn 900.00
6tJ159 to $300.
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111 Court Street
3 OF BLOCK
and showing: of Dainty
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623 Main Street
Phone Main 511
Arejirecbghized the best.s We,
have ilieF-cornplete 'line. ' Always
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A Big Grocery
"In a Small Room
Alta Street, Opposite SavirgS Bank 1
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ORLAN CLYDE CULLEN
TJ. 8. Supreme Court
U. S. Patent Office
V. I. ami FMEIBN PATENTS
Trade Marki nd CoprljliU
f lifc. t, N. W., ViloJttcn, D. C
Seattle Company Will Begin Opera
tion in the Spring to Reclaim the
Desert 25,000 Inches of Water to
be Taken From the Umatilla.
Reports from Echo say that a con
pany from Seattle, under the direction
of local engineers, is now surveying
the line for a proposed Irrigation
ranal, from a point on the Umatilla
river, about one mile above Nolan
Station, to extend to a body of va
cant land lying north of Echo.
The company will apply for 25,000
inches of water and will begin oper
ations early in the spring. The body
of land is a sandy sage brush tract,
comprising something near 35.000
acres, and Is of such a character, that
many of the most conservative and
experienced lrrlgationlsts believe that
one good making dnilng the winter
ueason will produce two eiopc 01 alf
falfa, without further irrigation. I
Dumps the 'Try season of tin? tai.i
ihe Umatilla river will r.ot afford 25.-1
0f0 nchcs of water at that rniint,
r.nore the amount now owned by
other ditches, but the rlans of this
company are to overflow the hiuu
thoroughly during the winter and eai-
ly spring, while water lb plentiful. A
flood of water could be turner on
that sandy soil and the entire capaci
ty of the ditch would be consumed
gradually by it.
Tnls flooding, it la argued, will
furnish sufficient moisture during the
cry months, to sub-Irrigate (he land
for -two crops,
It is one of the most feasible irri-i
i ! 1 ... tt . 1 1 1 - . . r '
this theory of sub-Irrigation la truo.
7 he land lies in one body, convenient
ly Irrigated from -one ditch; the soil
warm and sandy and the product
iveness is such that with very little
water it will grow Immense crops.
The line of ths 'luch hui around
the brow of a low 1-11150 of hills. To
flume wili !j; noi'CiMiry and m ry lit
tle rock wnrkwill be encountered.
Thp land is ttilmtao to Feiu an.l
one of the most proniisiiK tracts
of that vicinity.
The progress of the work will be
watched with much interest, ns It
forms a neuclus in the ISt-no 'neighbor
hood aroutd which -Jtlier important
reclamation schemes will most as
In the vicinity of Foster and Jlax-'
well are also soma largo tracts of
land, highly adapted to alfalfa and
fruit. If the winter Hooding will suf
fice to grow two crops of hay on ."his
land, as Is claimed by practical far
mers who are acoualted with the qual
ities of the soil and Its susceptibility
to become productive with very little
writer. Hie problem of Irrigation Is al
Dining the winter months the
mountain streams are all overflowing
with waste water. These great ca
nals can I e used to divert this wuter
to the arid tracts, while it is not
needed for growing crpps.
The sub-'.rrigation that fol'ows this
overflow ing process. Is the most nat
ural Irrigation method, as the mois
ture arises from benea!; the surface
to feed the growing roci" The
warmth of the atmosphere continually
draws the moisture v. wards and bet
ter results are obtained than Jiy sur
RESULTS OF IRRIGATION.
A Poor Sheep Pasture of California
Turned Into a Golden Orchard.
San Francisco, Jan. 9. In connec
tion with the present Interest in the
development of irrigation in the West
fllow!t tafta nntcrl fl'fim n nn.
1)f.r recently issued by the United
States geological survey on the ue
elopment and Application of Water
near San Bernardino, Colton and Riv
erside, California." by J. 13, Uppin
cott, resident hydrographer for the
state of California, will be of Inter
est as show nig what may be done by
means of irrigation ind also the lim
its of its possibilities.
in the 11 years prior to 1838 there
All kinds for all p'urposes.
Sash, Doors and . Blinds.
Planing of all descriptions done
Don't place your, order foi
Building Material until. ypti havr
Pendleton Planing- Mill aitf
ROMRT fORSTIR, Proprietor
-were shipped from mverside nearly
7.000,)00 boxes of oranges, which at
fair figures means an average income
of $1,000,000 a year. With the pres
ent condition of the orchards an in
come twice as large may be expected.
During the season or 1S97-98 4000
car loads of citrus fruits were ship
ped from Riverside, while In 1S99 the
annual yield "was said to be one-third
of the entile output of the state.
I'revious to the application of water
this section was a poor sheep pasture,
worth hardly 75 cents an acre.
With regard to individual profits, a
man should average 10 per cent 011
his investment at the end of 15 yeais,
but if the conditions are modified by
a lack of water supply, destructive
frosts, or low grade trees, the profits
may be much reduced. It costs in the
neighborhood of ?300 an acre to get a
citrus orchard In bearing condition
including land, water, and interest on
the Investment. Under favorable con
ditions a 10-year-old orchard should
produce $200 gross and $100 net per
acre. hen all conditions arc satis
factory It takes five or more years of
hard, patient, and intelligent work
to place an orchard on a paying basis.
so it will readily be seen that it is
not a poor man's business, but Is sub
ject to the stern laws of the survival
of the fittest, as are other lines of en
terprise. When, -however, success
comes, life in this region Is ideal a
country life in a pleasant land, among
golden fruit and cultivated neighbors,
with most the conveniences
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FIREMEN MUSTERED OUT.
The Volunteer Fire Department of
Walla Walla a Thing of the Past
Walla Walla, Jan. 9. After an ex
istence of over a half a century, the
volunteer fire department of Walla
Walla ha3 been musteied out of serv
ice and for the first time the city is
tolely In tbe hands of a paid depart
ment, consisting of six men and a
chief. In an early day the village
needed fire protection, and a local so
ciety was prgaulzed with tho object
of protecting, property from damage
in case of fire and flood. Since that
time a number of young men have
kept up the organization, and last
year the membership numbered near
A few months ago an agitation was
legim looking to an enlargement of
the paid department, by adding sx
volunteers to the paid list, salaries
being allowed in the sum of $10 each
per month. The Are and water com
mittee of the council agreed to the
arrangement, but tho council objected
and at the last regular , meeting
agreed to add three fully paid men
and cause the local organization to
disband permanently. The discussion
In the council was warm and consid
erable feeling crept Into the speeches,
Hut the order was passed, and the vol
unteers will be given certificates ex
empting them from poll tax duty In
the future, as mementoes of long and
W. H. Weber, has acted as chief of
the volunteer department for three
years, and previously acted as assis
tant chief for fivo years. It Is notice
able, in this connection, that but few
fires of any Importance have occurred
In this city, and that a number of
close calls haVe been averted, In the
business district by the prompt action
of volunteer firemen.
FOR THE NORTHWEST.
Bills Passed by Congress for Benefit
of This Part of United States.
Washington,. Jan. 9. President
Roosevelt has signed a oroclamalion
setting aside St. Lawrence Island, off
the Nome coast, as a reindeer pre
serve. It is Intended that the Island
Lhall become lelndcer headquarters
for Alaska, under the charge of the
The army appropriations bill, re
ported Wednesday, carried $00,001
for erecting a commodious . hospital
at Vancouver barracks, as recently
lccommended by Secretary Root.
Bids were opened at the Interior
department for caring for the insane
of Alaska. But two offers wore made.
the Oregon Insane Asylum renewing
its offer now in force, $20 per month
per person, while the Clark asylum,
of Stockton, Cal., submitted a bid of
H per day per individual. It Is Tirob
able the contract with the Oregon asy
lum will be renewed for tho year end
ing .January 18, 1904.
Representative Cushman Introduc
ed a bill appropriating $150,000 for
tho erection of two or more govern
ment salmon hatcheries in Alaska,
with a view to perpetuating salmon
Ir. Alaskan waters, The bill is drawn
to permit canneries unable to main
tain hatcheries cf their own, as re
quired by law to procure their pro
fortional share of fry each season
fro mthe government hatcheries un-
on payment of a stipulated price to'
be fixed by tho fish commission.
Her puppy having died, a fox ter
rier at Twickenham Is now content
edly acting as foster mother to a
couple of young kittens.
"She'diiioirj care whatiuT lleie'i any
SHIT OR OVERCOAT ?
JOIN THE CROWD AND
Nellie Ett Heen's Homestead.
Nellie Ett Hecn married a China
man and Is now In a fair way to own
a North Uakota farm by special act
of congress. The tamlly history of
the Heens came up In the house of
representatives this week, when a bill
was passed granting to Nellie Ett
linen the south half of the northwest
quarter and lot i cf section 2 and lot
1 of section 3, in township 151, north
of rurge 101 wst, In the State jf
North Dakota. When all or this was
IranrmltteJ to the house, aftor being
lead by the clerk It was found that
Nollle Ett Hecn wis a white woman
who had married a Chinaman. Thu
Chinaman had duly taken up a
land claim, and the preliminary pa
pers had passed muster. Aftor tho
required number of years had been
spent on the land and tho necessary
Improvements made to prove up, tho
land office discovered that Hecn was
an Oriental, and also that no China
man could become a citizen of tho
United States, and that no one not n
citizen of the United States could se
cure land under the homestead act.
The appeal wan then made to con
gress for a special act deeding tho
land to Nellie Ett, the Chinaman's
white wife, and when tho explanation
was made there was no objection to
tho passage of tho bill. Washington
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