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The California of the
You are going west, and the ques
tion is, "Where to stop." Let us give
you a few reasons why Kennewick,
Washington, under the new irrigation
system of the Northern Pacific Irri
gation Company affords the best op
portunities for a family seeking a new
home or a capitalist seeking an in
FIRST. —Kennewick lies in tlie cen
ter of a district comprising 14,000
acres of land, now being put under the
most modern and complete system of
irrigation that is possible by the com
bination ol experience and capital.
SECOND. —Its location gives it un
surpassed markets for its products, be
ing midway between Spokane and Se
attle on tne line of the Northern Pa
~ THIRD. —Kennewick lands are fat
cheaper than any similar lands can oe
uought. for the reason that the Irri
gation Company is closely allied with
the Northern Pacific Railway, and has
had in view the upbuilding of a pros
perous community on its line, and has
therefore given the public the benefit
of any possible saving in cost.
FOURTH.* —The climate is ideal.
While only 365 feet aliove sea level, on
the beautiful Columbia River, its proV
imity to the snow clad Cascade
biountains makes it a land of sunshine,
with air pure and healthful, where
malaria and kindred diseases are prac
tically unknown, while those suffering
from any bronchial or rheumatic af
feetion find here instant and perman
ent relief. )
FIFTH.—The low altitude makes
the winters very mild and gives the
earliest growing season known in the
entire Northwest, enabling the fann
er thereby to deliver his products into
the markets in advance of all other
parts of the Northwest. It Is unneces
sary to state the advantages obtained
by the first delivery of berries,
peanhes, grapes, melons and all classes
of fruits, the prices realised making
the adage "The early bird catches the
worm" only too true in this case.
SIXTH.—While many farms in this
country are successfully raising crops
of grain, fruit and vegetables without
Irrigation, on lands costing only five
to twelve dollars per acre that are
better and more prolific prdUueeis
than most eastern farms, still the na
ture of the soil and climate is such
that with irrigation (artificial water
ing) the yield is Increased both in size
and marked value at least five fold.
It is impossible, in this small space,
to tell you of the many wonderful ad
vantages accruing to the early settler
In the Kennewick country. A per
sonal investigation will more than re
Bear in mind that similar land in
older Irrigated districts is now selling
at from three to ten times the prices
now asked here. As tnis district has j
more favorable conditions than anv!
of them, lands here, in a very short.!
time, will unquestionably Increase j
very rapidly in price, and it will pay
you not to delay your coming.
Any further information will be i
cheerfully furnished on application. I
HOVER'S VILLA TitACTS adjoin
the city limits, is good land and de
sirable as a home. These tracts are
from an acre to 2Vfe acres in size, have
Bpacious avenues. overlook the
r iver, and are rapidly be
coming the center for the
k'ENEWICK LAND CO.
choicest residences and small garden
tracts in the Valley. We can not give
prices here, as they are bound to ad
vance rapidly, but wnl .sell them at
prices that you will readily recognize
are right when you consider' their
splendid advantages. If you want a
speculation that is sure to win, take
lour tip. buy one of these. Terms!
Fine 2V 2 acre Truck and Fruit Gar
den, one halt mile from town. $300.00.
with water right. Easy terms,
j 2. Splendid 10 Acre tract, one mile
1 from city, $1000.00, one-half cash, bal
ance to suit purchaser. This is a snap.
, includes water.
i 3. 40 acres, 3 miles from city;
j $60.00 per acre. Will divide to suit.
280 acres finest Stock, Hay and
Fruit Ranch in the Valley; 225 acres
Alfalfa, 10 in Fruit, 10 Timothy and
Clover, 20 in Root Crops, with Com
plete Farming Outfit, nice House and
Barn and other out-buildings, Work
Stock, Etc. This Farm will net $10.-
000 profit per annum. Runs from riv
er to canal, and is a lovely home in a
beautiful spot, and as an investment'
can't be beat; $18,000 buys it.
5. 24 acres, 3% miles from city, 1
$2<».00 per acre.
Wheat Farms arc a
Sample of List.
i 6. 640 Acres Good new upland,
joins cultivated farm. Five miles from
Kennewick, $11.00 per acre. One-half
cash, balance to suit.
7. 526 Acres fine farm, 200 acres
under plow, balance raw, $4.50 per
acre, one-half cash.
8. 640 Acres 3V6 miles from Rail
road Station, joins good wheat farm in
cultivation, $4.00 per acre.
9. Section Raw Land, Franklin
county, $1.00 per acre.
10. 320 acres In Douglas county, 2
j miles from station on Great Northern
Railway. This is a snap. $1.00 per
acre. Has good spring.
11. Fine Vacant Corner in business
12. Nice residence property, $50.00
to $125 per lot.
13. The pleasantest Cottage in the
city; 5 rooms and bath, with two lots.
A snap at $1350.
14. Two good business houses in
heart of city; 55-foot front, renting for
$37.00 per month; price $2300. This
pays 18 per cent above taxes and In
15. Fine Business, paying profit of
$300.00 per month. Investigate.
16. One Fine 20 Acre tract to rent.
17. Section of wheat land to rent.
THEY HAVE CAPTURED THE CITY
OF SAN DOMINGO.
Taken Charge of Cable Office and
Land Lines—Political Prisoners Re
leased —People Killed in Streets—
Business Stopped—Uncle Sam Is
San Domingo, March 25.—The revo
lutiouists are in lull possession ol the
city of Sun Domingo. They have
taken charge of the cable. Foreign |
Minister Sanchez has sought the Unit- ■
ed States consulate.
General Peppiu, at the head of a!
force of revolutionists, attacked the!
fort and released the political prison- \
ers. Many persons have been killed
or wounded in the streets. The
stores are all closed and business is
at a standstill.
The lighting continuos. Assistant
Governor Echnique and the'command
of the government forces, General
Pena, have been killed. It is expected i
that the government troops outside
the city will attack the revolutionists,
who are in San Domingo. General
Wosgil has assumed command of the
The number of men killed or wound
ed is not known, but it is reported
many have been killed on both sides.
War Vessels Remain.
Washington,' aiarch Zi.—No war
vessels will be ordered to San Do
mingo for the present. The Atlanta
is under orders to proceed from Pen
sacoia to Monte Cristo, near Cape
Haytien, and American iutnrests being
endangered at San Domingo, she will
TWO WAITERS ARfc DEAD.
Built Coal Fire in Boxcar—Suffocates
Ellensburg, Wasu., Marph 23.—Two
human lives were sacrificed in the
Northern Pacific railroad yards at this
station Sunday night, as a result ol
the carelessness of the victims.
Michael Hunt, waiter, of Tacoma,
Frank McCluskey, waiter, of Lake
A refrigerator car standing in the
yard was discovered on fire. It was
quickly switched' to where the fire
could be extinguished, and an inspec
tion of the car revealed two dead
bodies badly burned.
The conditions showed that the two
men had gone into the car for a
night's sleep, had procured coal and
built a fire in a tin can, lying down
on either side of the can to sleep.
The car being air tight, the fumes
from the coal had smothered them.
The floor of the car took Are and
communicated to the clothing of the
men. The arm of one man was burned
completely off near the elbow and the
thigh of the other badly burned.
Papers were fouAd in the pockets
identifying one as Michael Hunt, a
member of the cooks and waiters'
union of Tacoma; the other, Frank
MuCloskey, a member of the cooks and
waiters' union at Lake City, Ore.
One of the men had been seen
aoout town for a couple of days past.
It is supposed they were cooks look
ing for employment. Th» jury ren
dered a verdict of "death by asphyxia
tion." The remains are in charge of
Undertakers Scott & Cameron. Coro
ner Felch communicated with the
unions mentioned and found that both
men were in good standing and
I through them the homes of the men
I may be discovered.
Harvard College Examination.
Seattle, March 24. —Arrangements
are in progress for holding, this spring,
in Seattle, an examination of persons
desiring to enter Harvard college. This
will be the first time such an examina
tion has been held in this state, but it
is expected hereafter such examina
tions will be held here annually. De-
I tails as to requirements, time and
| place of this examination may be
learned by correspondence with Joseph
i Sh'.ppen, A. M.. of Seattle.
London, March 24. —No cabinet min
ister is taking a more active part in
English public life than Ambassador
Choate. There Is scarcely a function
jor an interesting dinner but what the
ambassador is present. One of tne
I most remarkable of these will be the
I White Friars club annual ladies' ban
quet on May 1.
Miss Barton Deposed.
Washington. March 25. —The board
of trustees of the American Red Cross
society have decided to depose Clara
Barton from active work in the asso
ciation and to appoint Rear Admiral
Van Reypen, surgeon general of the
navy, as her successor. Miss Barton
will be given the office of honorary
president for life.
Congress in Extra Session.
Washington. March 25.—President
Roosevelt It fully determined to call
congress together in extra session by
•r before October.
MRS. MAYBRICK TO BE RELEASED
Announcement Made That She Will
Be Free Next Year.
Mrs. Florence Maybriek, the Ameri
can woman who was convicted at |
Liverpool in 18c 1) on the charge of J
poisoning her husband, James May
urick, by arsenic, and avlioso sentence
of death was commuted to penal ser
vitude for life, will be released in
lyu-l. The announcement comes from
the home ofllce, which authorize her
Washington lawyers to use the fact
of her release next year as a reason
for securing the postponement of th-?
trial of the lawsuits bearing on the
prisoner's interest in land in Ken
tucky, Virginia and West Virginia. !
Mrs. Maybriek, who was Miss Flor
ence Elizabeth Chandler and a mem
ber of a well known and prosperous
southern family, was married July 27. j
1881, in St. James' church, Piccadilly,
to James Maybriek of Liverpool. She
was then 18 years old, vivacious and
beautiful and a social favorite. Her
husband was 34 years old. In the
spring of 1889 Mr. Maybriek became,
ill and in a few days he died. His !
brothers investigated his death and
charged Mrs. Maybriek with the mur
der of her husband. A long trial fol
lowed and a number of doctors swore J
Mr. Maybriek died of arsenical poison- j
ing. The defense proved that for 20 j
years Mr. Maybriek had been a con- \
firmed arsenic eater and that he daily
took doses that would have killed a!
dozen ordinary men. Mrs. Maybriek
was eventually sentenced to death by
the jtifge, Sir Fitzjames Stephen, who
spoke for two days in charging the
jury and who said It was impossible
for them to find her guilty in the face
>f the medical evidence. He died
some time later in a mad house.
Had she not been able to testify In
the suit pending in the United States.
Mrs. Maybriek and her mother would
have lost, all title and interest In large
tracts of lands situated In Kentucky,
Virginia and West Virginia.
Cuban Congress Called.
Havana, March 23. —President Pa!-
ma has issued a call for an extra ses
sion of the senate on March 24, for
the purpose of ratifying the Cuban re
ciprocity treaty as amended by the
United States senate. The reply of
Minister Quesenda to President Pal
ma's cablegram last night inquiring if
President Koosevelt was authorized to
join with President Palma in decreeing
an extension of time for the ratifica
tion of the treaty, was that President
Roosevelt was not authorized to ex
tend the time, and that the only way
to save the treaty was to secure its
ratification by the Cuban senate before
The call made by President Palma
was accordingly issued after a con
ference between President Palma, the
vice president and the secretary of
state. It is believed that lack of time
will prevent the document being re
turned to Washington for final signa
ture, and that President Roosevelt
can delegate United States Minister
Squires to attend the final exchange
jf signatures. It is held here that it
is unnecessary that the United States
house of representatives shall pass
upon the treaty prior to its ratification
by the Cuban senate.
Packers Fined $5000.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 23. —The
Armour, Cudahy, Swift, Hammond and
the Schwarzschild & Sulzberger pack
ing companies, the live defendants in
the ouster proceedings brought by the
attorney general of Missouri against
the alleged beef com Dine last summer,
were fined $6000 eacn in the Missouri
supreme court and ordered to pay the
costs of the case, which amount to
$5000. Unless the fines and costs are
paid within 30 days the defendants will
be ousted from the state, so the court ;
f Loving Cup It Given Bowen.
Washington. March 24. —As evidence
of the regard in which Minister Bowen
is held by the people of Venezuela, the
minister has received a handsome sil
ver loving cup. On the obverse side
the American and Venezuelan flags are
'ntertwin*»d and beneath is the follow
"Modest testimonial of gratitude and
sympathy to the Hon. Herbert W.
Bowen, New York, March 14, 1903."
Fire in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, March 24. —Three 1
fires in the northwestern section of
the city caused a loss aggregating
$175,000. The greatest damage oc
curred at the morocco works of Coey,
Coßtello & Co., on Orthodox street.
Bridesburg. The loss is estimated at
Actress Cora Wilber Is Dead.
Washington, March 24. —Mrs. Cora
H. Wilber, an actress, the wife of
Arthur R. Wilber, manager of Hoyt's
"A Texas Steer" company, and until
three years ago a star in that produc
tion, under the stage name of Alice
Roseland, died suddenly at her home
in this city.
Americans bought in Paris last year
$25,000 worth of goose liver pie, $28,-1
000 of human hair and $120,000 worth
of mushrooms. ,
Ordinarily His Term Would en a
ruary 20, 1908—Term Lasts 6 Ye
—President of Congress to Tak*
Charge of Government —Some Doubt
as to Congress Accepting.
Caracas, March 24.—President Cas
tro has resigned, lie placed his res
ignation of the presidency of Uie re
public of Veuezuela in the hands of tha
president of congress after reading
the presidential message.
In the ordinary course of events.
President Castro's term Would hare
ended February 20, 11)08. He was
elected president of »enfezuela in Feb
ruary of last year lor six years, be
ginning February 20, 1902.,
Senor Castro handed over the ex
ercise of the presidential function to
the president of the congress.
Congress May Not Accfcpt It.
Washington, March 24.—Secretary
Hay received a dispatch from Mr.
Russell, the United States charge at
Caracas, confirming the report of Pres
ident Castro's resignation, but stating
that he doubted if the Venezuelan
congress would accept it.
Asked to Kemain.
The delegation appointed by con
gress caileu at the president's resi
lience, Miraiiores palace, and trans
mitted to President Castro the resolu
tion unauimously adopted regarding,
uis resignation and requesting him io
reconsider his decision. President.
Castro, in reply, declined to change
his mind, but, after being urged bjr
tiis personal friends, i e offered to pre
sent another message to congress,,
which he will meet on Thursday, to
suggest a solution to the situation.
The French warship Troude has left
La Guayra. Her departure is takea
as indicating that there is no reason to
tear international complications as
result of uastro's resigna
The congressional hall'was crowded
and all the members of the diplo
matic corps were present when Presi
dent Castro read* his message to con
Business is better for this time of
year in ivnitou man tor a iong time.
A veruict of murder in the second
degree was returned by the jury at
ror t land in the case oi Francesco de>
Falco, charged with killing his wifew
i ne penalty is life imprisonment.
Mrs. a. i*l. Hawitins committed sul
eide at San Francisco by turning ou
tne gas in a room she had recently
rented. She was about 25 years old.
It is thought that Mrs. Hawkins had
relatives at Ashlanu, Ore. She mado
an attempt to kill herself in the same
manner a few weeks ago.
Further particulars concerning th®
suicide of Mrs. Henry Duboise, report
ed from Sparta, shroud the case in
mystery. Tne coroner's jury returned
a verdict to the effect that the deceas
ed came to her death from a gunshot
wound inflicted by a gun in the handa
of a person unknown to the Juiry.
Fatally shot through the body by
Woods Gray and staobed five times i&
the shoulder and back by the 11 year
old son of his slayer, Archbald M..
Halgarth lies dying, tonight at hits.
home, 22 miles northeast of La Qrandm
and Ave miles east of Elgin, toward)
Fire broke out Sunday morning at
an early hour in the pulley manur
facturing establishment of W. M«.
Parellus at Portland. It spreads .x*
the Enterprise planing mills alongside,
owned by Peterson, Rosentine & Jack
son, and $15,000 worth of.damage r«-
; The Oregon Railroad & Navigation
company has granted all trainmen aa
; increase in wages, the average in
crease being per cent. For some
time a committee from the trainmen
I has been in conference with Superln-
I wages and it has been announced th&t
I freight men would be granted a 1»
per cent Increase and passenger men
ja 1© per cent advance.
Fredericks Licked Kid Lee.
Butte, Mont., March 26.—A special
from Havre, Mont., says that Kid
Fredericks of Seattle knocked out Kid
Lee in the 15th round.
In the fourth round Lee swung nt
Fredericks, missed him and knocked
out two of the referee s teeth.
Missouri Appropriates $10,000.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 25.—Th®
legislature has appropriated (10,006
for a state exhibition at the Lewis an-i
Clark exposition at Portland, Ore., ia
Peace Agreement Signed.
Montevideo, Marcn 24.—Peace has
been signed between the Uruguay gov
ernment and the rebels. There are
general rejoicings here.
A Bangor Me.) man, who Is said t»k
be otherwise sane, has an American
flag tattooed on his cheek.