EIGHT PAGES. PAGE SIX. DAILY EA8T OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1904. Jin l. otelso is list Today is the last day SETTLERS SEEKING IRRIGATED LANDS Irrigation In the West Is manifest ly on the up-trend. Tho first boom In building largo Irrigation works at tho West was at Its height 15 years ago. The Invest ment was then very popular and Eastern and foreign money readily responded to tho call of the promot ers. With only a few exceptions ovcry Western state and territory re ceived the benefits of this expendi ture. Dut this development proved dis appointing on the side of coloniza tion. It was found that nrld land. worthless without water, was still without practical valuo after tho wa ter had been Drovlded unless thero was a man thero to till tho soil. And this man did nit come In sullicieni numbers. As an Investment, Irrigation lapsed Into unpopularity ana tho active eamnalcn of reclamation by means of private enterprise came to an end, Since then two tnings nave nappen pA. Tho tido of settlement has caught up with Irrigation. There is now but little vircln soil onon to the home' seeker except In tho valleys of the arid region. Furthermore, tho people have become educated as to tno mer its of the irrigated farm. Thev un derstand whnt It means to have their crops Insured by tho ditch. They ap preciate tho advantages of self-sufficiency and of near neighbors offer- el by the small, diversified irrigated farm. So they aro moving into nil tho places prepared for them by tho enterprise of other years. California Is getting many of tnem. Hut Just how many will not bo known until another census is taken. The railroads report that thoy brought 350.000 people to California during 1903, of whom only 90,000 had return tickets. One hopeful report comes from the nowiy-reclalmcd desert In tho eastern part of San Diego county. On January 1 Smythe. 1, J'.iOl, there was not a single white mnn In tho neighborhood. On Janu nry 1, 1902, thero was only a camp of a dozen surveyors. January 1903, saw a population of about 2,000 while January 1. 1904. finds nbout b 000 on tho ground. They aro still coming very rapidly and another year Is likely to disclose an oven larger gain. Tho beautiful Yakima Valley In Eastern Washington is witnessing similar growth. Indeed, this holds tvuo of many parts of tho Pacific Northwest drained by the Columbia river and Its tributaries, including Eastern Oregon and Southern Idaho. The Rocky mountain states are finding a strong demand for their ir rlgated lands. Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico aro gaining recruits very rapidly. And, perhaps, more encouraging than nnythlng else Is the nctivlty of settlement In tho long-neglected state of Novada. Hall road and mining development have much to do with It, but Novada Is al so the beneficiary of tho general movement of population to Irrigated lands. Tho lesson of all this is that the Inauguration of tho new national ir rlgatlon policy is well-timed and that the duty or saving the public, lands for actual settlers presses urgently upon congress. It can no longer be claimed that tho people do not crave homes in tho West. They arc clam orlng at the doors of this great em nlre and every aero that tho govern ment shall reclaim will bo promptly taken by those who aro ready to cul tlvnte the soli In good faith. If we have needed the speculator in the past as a sort of advance agent of prosperity wo need him no longer. The land laws under which ho has grown rich should be repealed and a true homestead law put in place of them, so that no one except the ac tual settler can get possession of this public property. William E. FOR BONDED Sweaters for Tennis Players McMinn's School of Dancing Monday, class night. Thurs day and Saturday, classes from 7 to 9 o'clock. Socials from 9 to 12. I Children's Matinee, Saturday, 2:30. The French Restaurant Best 25 cont Moal in the City Private Dining Parlors Elegant Furnished Rooms in Connection CUS LaFONTAINE, Prop. 633 Main Street PORTLAND TO HAVE IMPORT ANT GOVERNMENT BUILDING. A wounded soldier in a dwelling Is a protection thereto. Wounded or sick shall be cared for by friend or foe. Warring nations have the right to confiscate all movable property be longing to tho enemy. Private property may be seized when necessary. Property of tho enemy In a friend's ah In m n r Kn nnliarl Property of a friendly nation In an I I enemy's ship should Do returned if , seized. ECZEMA The Blood Aflame with, an Itching Humor that sets the Skin on Ftrc. ECZEMA KEPT SPREADING. Six years ago my wife .hod a breaking-out below her knees. At first red. bumps appeared, but soon white, husky scabs oamo, and when those would ahnri nfl thn nlnnn lianamA red nnain. and WOUld Itch and bum so that she found it Impossible to sleep. At times a yellow water ran from tno bumps, and. it kept getting worso and worso. Our family physiolan pronounced It Eozema, and prescribed ointments and powders, but It kept spreading, breaking out on her body and arms, and almost olosed up her ears The druggist at Garner told ma to trv 8. B. S.. whloh she did. and after taking several bottles was cured, and Is well to-day and has been for years. Qarner, o. w. a. auuu 1 i. Object of Bonded Warehouses is fori 0n.th,e high seas the right to . ... ... search for contraband of war is un- Storage of Liquor Under Govern- clenled and does not Infringo on neu- ment Bond exclusively will Mean tral rights Large Expenditure for Portland and Also Large Corps of Employes. "Tho establishment at Portland of a bondell warehouso for tho United States internal revenue service," said David M. Dunne, colector for the district to the Oregon Dally Journal, "will fill a much needed want In tho Northwest and will mean much to tho business interests of Portland and the state. The internal revenue service has no bonded ware house In the Northwest at tho pros-1 jea to capture ent lime, 'ine nearest is at Francisco." Further than the notification that a warehouse Is to bo -established at Portland, Collector Dunne has re ceived no Information regarding tho Institution and Is, therefore, not in a position lo give out particulars. "It will bo for the solo purpose of storing liquors and wines, subject to tax," ho said. Throughout the country bonded warehouses are fow In number. In Kentucky, whero n great deal of whisky Is distilled, there are several. Their establishment ana mnnago- meat Is under the Jurisdiction of tho trvlsury department. E- .... . . liy means or .tno uonueti warenouso system manufacturers of liquor may store their products and arc not obliged to pay tho revenue tax until tho whisky is taken from tho place. Asldo from tho payment of storage rates the distiller Is not obliged to put up any money and has tho use of funds that otherwlso would have to bo expended in payment of tho tax, until ho is ready to place his product on tho market. In a majority of cases liquors that aro aging aro stored in a bonded warehouse. Asldo from allowing tho producer tho uso of the rovenuo money until his liquor Is ready for tho market, tho bonded warehouso is a tcstfmonl al of tho purity of tho goods. The term "bottled in bond" is used by the. distiller as a guaranty of tho gcnu Ineness of his wares Tho construction or tho ware house," said Mr. Dunne, "will mean nn expenditure of quite a sum of money and conduct of tho establish ment will necessitate a considerable corps of employes. An enemy's commerce under neU' tral disguise has no claim to neutral immunities. An attempt to cover contraband of wnr from selzuro identifies a neu tral ship with the 'belligerent sho tries to protect. Neutrals may sell to either bollig' erents any articles thoy desire to buy. Furnishing money to belligerents Is not a breach of neutrality. ArmB and ammunition may bo shipped to a belligerent from a neu I'flt port by a neutral subject, sub' San ei ent. It Is a bicach of neutrality for one sovereign to recruit in anothers country. Sending armed ships to belligerent ports for sale Is permissible, but such ships may bo seized by tho op posing belligerent. It Is permissible under the neutral ity law to leavo tho United States with Intent to enter bolllgerent sorv Ico. It is against tho law of nations to permit men to enlist before leav ing tho country. A foreign minister enlisting men in this country may be expelled by tho president. The attempt of ono government to enlist troops in nnotnor country without permission Is cause for war. For a neutral to permit a belllger ent to fit out in his ports to cruiso against tho other belligerent is a breach of neutrality. .. RULES OF WAR. PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICE A. J. "BEAN HAULING OF A L K'NDS 6ds taken twit of care of. Lean srdera at Ttutuch'. Those Main 1271. lug for sick or wounded. International Law Covering All the Questions of Rights and Prlvl leges. Formal declaration of war Is not necessary. Notico of bombardment Is glvon when admissible to let noncombat- ants escape. It Is no Infraction of tho common law of wnr not to notify the enemy. Bombardment of unfortified towns s not permitted by tho law of na tions unless tho Inhabitants npposo tho enemy. Ambulances and military hospitals containing sick or wounded aro neu tral property and shall bo prolected by either bolllgcront. Tho neutrality ceases when armed forces shall occupy either. Surgeons, nurses and attaches of hospitals or ambulances shall enjoy tho benefits of neutrality when car- DRUMMER FROM HEAVEN. Traveling Man Dumbfounds Clerk In a Spokane Hotel. Clerk Armstrong of tho Hotel Kid path has met with about all tho queer vicissitudes of tho avorago clerk, but tnls morning ho was treat' cd to something that mada his eyes blink and caused him to wonder if bis oyeslght was deceiving him or If ho had suddenly beon transmigrated to some other globe, says tho Spo kano Press. A traveler camo to tho hotel this morning. Ho looked as most travel ers do with nothing out of tho ordi nary about him. Hut ho -roglstored from Heaven. That struck tho clerk as being queer and ho gazed at tho name, J. B. Markwoll, then at tho In dividual, who signed It, all tho tlmo keeping himself in' readiness tn dodgo In case tno man showed signs of distemper. Armstrong was too dumbfounded to Inquire as to whether Mr, Mark well had coma via tho hot air line or Hying ruachlno routo until tho man from Heaven left tho office An in vestigation was started. Things becamo moro puzzling than over until thoy wero cleared up by a traveling mnn volunteering tho in formation that Markwell was from Horse Heaven, a stretch of country about a hundred miles long down, in tho Columbia river section of tho stnte. THE RU88IAN FAMILY. Eight Persons Make Up Average Family, With an Annual Income of 5221.50. An nnalysls of tho avorago Hub- Eczema, the most common and terrible of all skin troubles, begins sometimes with a slight redness of the skin, which gradually spreads, and as the inflammation and itching increase, the entire system is thrown into a restless. ievensn condition, ooon nme watery blisters or pimples break out, from which a clear liquid or yellow fluid is discharged, which forms thick crusts and sores, or falls off in fine particles or scales, leaving the skin raw and tender, or hard and dry like parchment. Eczema attacks most frequently the legs and arms, back and chest, face and hands, and is a disease that comes and goes in the earlier stages, but is a perpetual torment and constant annoyance when chronic. At times the itching and stinging is so great that the sufferer, driven almost to distraction and fortured beyond endurauce, scratches and rubs till the skin is broken and bleeds; but this only aggravates and spreads the disease. The humors and poisons that produce the itching eruption, roughness and redness of the skin, must be rooted out before there is complete relief from the terrors of Eczema. Nothing applied externally does any permanent good, for whenever the blood is overheated, or the skin is reacting during Spring and Summer, the disease breaks out again. You can't rely upon washes, soaps and salves, or such tnings as are applied to the surface, for they do not reach the seat of the trouble, which is internal and deeply implanted in the system ; the blood is aflame with the itching, burning humors, which are carried by the circulation to the surface and are being constantly forced out through the glands and pores of the skin, and you can never heal the sores or stop .the aggravating eruptions with ex ternal applications. lo neutralize the acids 111 the blood and expel the humors and poisons is the only wav to get permanently rid of this torturing skin trouble, and no remedy known does this so quickly and thoroughly as S. S. S. It purifies the blood and restores it to health, and the outbreak of the poison through the skin ceases, and the sores and eruption gradually disappear. S. S. S. builds up the thin acid blood, makes it rich and strong, and restores to it all the elements of nutrition, and drives from the circulation all impurities; and under the tonic effect of S. S. S. the general system is invigorated and toned up, and you. ' not only get rid of j-our old skin trouble, but the health is benefited in every way. S. S. 8. being a strictly vegetable medicine, acts gently, leaving no bad after-effects, as do Arsenic, Potash and other minerals which are usually prescribed in skin diseases. Eczema cannot be cured by anything applied to the surface of the body; the blood must be purified and the cause removed, and in no other way can this deep-seated skin disease be reached. If you have Tetter, Psoriasis, Salt Rheum, Nettle Rash, or any form of Eczema, you will find S. S. S. does its work well and thoroughly, and relieves the itching and burning, soreness and pain, and soon produces a lasting cure. Write us, and medical advice or any special information desired about this King of Skin Terrors will be given without charge. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, ATLANTA, Gfs sian peasant's family in the prov inces of Russia, and their economic conditions, is as follows: Average farmer's family consists of eight persons. Annual gross rovenuo from all sources, $212.20. Of this, $106.0S is In monoy and $107.12 Is In farm produco at its cash value. Of tho cash, $48.80 goes to pay tho taxes and rent for lanu, leaving $5t. 28 for clothing, tea, sugar, oil, Im plements, furnlturo and necessaries for eight persons. Tho avorago family spends $8.81 annually for clothing, $1.9G for tea and sugar, $1.64 for household furnl turo, $1.20 for salt, 88 cents for kero sono, 39 cents for soap, 4 cents for articles of personal comfort. Tho Russian minister of flnanco is said to have narrowly escaped a de ficit last year, and wnrned all heads of departments to tako energetic measures to provont further lncreaso of expenditures this year. South Dakota Socialists. Sioux Falls, S. D., March 15. Tho socialists aro the first of tho political parties in the field In 'South Dakota this year. Thoy assembled In stato convention here today to nominnto a full congresionnl and stato ticket. The party will wage a long and ag gressive campaign with a vlow to malting tho best possiblo showing nt tho polls next November. Drink 8 IR ESCBNT EAM Gt is Fine To all of my Frlonds nnd Patrons: I tako pleasure In Introducing to my friends, Drs. L. L. and T. H. I White, to whom I have sold my den tal business In this city. I thorough ly recommend tho Drs. Whlto as first class dentists in every respect, and will esteem It a favor for any of my patlonts to placo their cases In tho hands of tho Drs. White. Rospectfully, B. A. MANN. 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