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THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD brings results to advertisers. Because it reaches
more people in the Wenatchee Valley than any other paper, and reaches them every day. WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD VOL. IX NO. 185. WORK ON WENATGHEE-OROVILLE BRANCH I OF GREAT NORTHERN TO BEGIN AT ONCE EXTRACTOR McCANN ARRIVES IN WENATCHEE ANl> IS MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR CARING FOR LARGE NUMBER OF MULES AND HORSES—SIX HUNDRED MULES ARE ON THEIR WAY TO WENATCHEE FOR USE ON NEW GRADE The arrival in this city yesterday *>f a railroad contractor who is mak ing arrangements for the caring of a large number of horses aud mules and locating places suitable for camps, has confirmed the existing rumor that the Great Northern would build up the river this spring. It is now evident that work on i he Wo •aatchee-Oroville branch of tin Great Northern will begin during the pres ent month. Dan McCana. a railroad contrac tor who is known all over the middle west, arrived in this city yes'.e.-dav and was recognized at once l>y par ties familiar with his wore in the past. Mr. McCann is a man who takes charge only of large undertak ings and it was stated today that he will have charge of the entire •onstrtrction work between Wenar •hee and Oroville on the new road having supervision over a large num ber of men in charge of the various samps along fhe route of the road. Six hundred mules are now on the road to this point and there is a call tor three thousand men to begin work. The survey was completed last fall and actual construction work will begin as soon as the LOCATING TOWNSITES ON MILWAUKEE ROAD •IX HAVE BEEN DECIDED UPON BETWEEN SADDLE ROCK A>'D COLUMBIA KIVER—BIG TOWN NEAR BRIDGE SPOKANE, Feb. s.—The Townsite company of the Chicago, Milwaukee «V St. Paul Railway company has se cured land for six townsites between laddie Rock and the Columbia river. The company has just completed arrangements with the owners of section 34, township 16, range 23, which is owned by Tacoma people, whereby the owners give a half in terest in the section to the townsite company. The company has secured the adjoining section, 30 twp square milts have been secured there for the establishment of a town. It is stated that the railway com pany will establish a division point at that place and the town will as sume considerable importance. A round house is to be placed there, as (Continued on Page 2.) Price $2,600 Gash A furnished house for sale by party leaving city. Five Rooms and bath, 50-foot lot blocks from portoffice, sightly, good neighborhood, property will increase rapidly in value I have other good otters L. V. Wells WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1907 weather permits. The road will be built along the west side of the Columbia and will open the whole of north Central Washington to development at once. The right of way men are now busy at work on the east side of the Okan ogan river and are serving notioes on the Indians who have allotments on ; what was formerly the Colville In dian reservation. It is feared that great difficulty will be experienced in securing the requisite number of men and it is ! reported that a small army of Greeks j will be brought in from the east i where they have been doing similar ' work the past year. From what can be learned work will be begun at both ends of the line and will be rushed through to completion so as to he ready for business by the fall of the present year. , A large quantity of snow at the present time will prevent the beginning of any work for perhaps thirty days, but after that time it is believed that the coming summer will witness continued activity along the road until trains connect this place and the northern part of the state. COUNCIL DECIDES ON PUMPING PLANT COMMITTEE HAS BEEN APPOINT ED TO INVESTIGATE TAKING WATER FROM THE WE NATCHEE RIVER At a special meeting of the council held last night at the city hail the decision was reached that a pump ing paint is the best and most feasi ble solution of the problem of a water supply for Wenatchee. In accordance wth this hypothesis the water com mittee of the city council, consisting of Councilmen Hariin, Fuller and Wildberger, decided to take a trip to the Wenatchee river this week tor the purpose of determining, if pos sible, the amount of power ihat might be generated by the fall in the We natchee river and whether or not it would he sufficient to pump a supply of water adequate for the needs of the city. The trip by the councilmen in their quest of knowledge will be taken about Friday or Saturday and j they will be accompanied by City En ! gineer Roy Zahren. Mr. Zahren in | his official capacity will perform a i few engineering stunts in the endeav |or to learn how far up the river the ! water must be taken out for the pro posed system and whether the power ; may be generated by an electric pow ier plant could pump the water to the ! required level. <! The proposition now foster,?;! by the council is to install a power plant somewhere between M. Horan's ranch on the Wenatchee and Mon itor. In the event that this is done the reservoir will be situated at the top of the hill where the Wenatchee Canal company's water supply leaves the pipes, the fall from thai place to tbe town being sufficient to meet all requirements. Doctors McCoy and Kaapp per formed an operation on C. W. Pen rod on Sunday afternoon to relieve an ftbsesg of the head. Mr, Penrod is confined to his home and although he has been seriously ill Is now re covering. MITCHELL WRITES OF WENATCHEE VALLEY '' V v SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION PRAISES HOME OF THE BIG RED APPLE The following article is taken from the Washington (D. C.,) Herald in which it was published on Sunday, December 16. It also appeared in other large eastern papers togethei with half tone reproductions of Wenatchee valley orchard and ranch scenes. The article was prepared by Guy E. Mitchell, secretary of th«* National Irrigation association. Mr. Mitchell is in a position to do more for the Wenatchee valley than most other men and be is making a great effort to place the advantages of the valley before the rest of the country. Such articles as this published in the Washington Herald and the recent article in Maxwell's Talisman entitled ' Wenatchee. An Ideal Homecroft Village," are advertisements for We natchee which secured on a cash ba sis would cost the city hundreds of dollars. The orchards and vineyards of the great Southwest, have been partrayed as the place where lands reach their highest cultural development and most astounding value. As against the Eastern farm, worth fliO to $200 an acre, choice orange land in Southern California is valued at $1,000 and even $1,500 an acre. And this does not seem so highly unrea sonable when it is remembered that oranges, figs, almonds, Malaga grapes, pom* grav.ates, and. other tropical products Ihow there. Yet there are orchards in the great Northwest which are esteemed as highly and yield 'as golden a stream from peaches, apricots, berries, and other common fruits as has ever been claimed for the orange. Take the Yakima valley, or the Wenatchee valley, or a dozen ether mountain valleys in Washington or some of the finely developed fruit regions in Montana or Colorado. There you can find men growing wealthy on returns from ten and even five-acre orchards. Perhaps the valley of the Wenatchee, in Central Washington, affords one of the best examples of the fruit pos sibilities of the Northwest—situat ed in the midst of that region which •aniel Webster described as "fit only for the abode of wild beasts and wilder men." The wonderful development of this valley has been brought about entirely by private irrigation development, yet the gov ernment irrigation engineers consid er it an almost ideal irrigation com fm unity. Fed by the Mountain Snows. In the first place, there is a splen did water supply. To the west are the gleaming snow-fields of the Cas cade Mountains whose glacial streams feed the swift-running We natchee river, which, as it emerges from the valley, becomes a tributary of the great Columbia. The valley is sheltered from the bleak winds by the surrounding hills, so that fruit has never been known to bo dam aged by cold. There are no great farms on the Wenatchee. The entire valley is not so large as some of the vast bonanza farms of the west, but every acre is made to produce its ut most, and land values reach $1000. $1,200 and $1,500 per acre, not based on the value of houses And im provements, but upon the produc tive capacity of the soil. * Apples, peaches, apricots. berries, canta loupes, prunes, pears, and all the large and small fruits yield a profit of from $200 to $500 an acre. Why then should not land, five acres of which will net one thousand to twen ty-five hundred doliars, be worth five thousand or seven thousand five hundred dollars? The interest is liberal, is it not? There seems to be something very superior in the fruit raised in the Northwest. It finds a ready market THE PIONEEB REAL ESTATE AX9 FTWANCIAL AGXVI WENATCHEH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY N.. 9. W.natchM awaa. •'. WIESTER'C DEPARTMENT STORE NEW BOWER BLOCK - WENATCHEE CASH CLEAN-DP Money Saying Prices Ladies' Gloves Ladies' Golf Gloves, regular Sis values. Clean-up AA. ■ pries fcCwC Ladies' Hose Fast black cotton hose, reg ular 19s Tain*. Clean- *•» _ np pries IV Ladies' Hose, extra good val ue at lis. Clean-up «| mt j_ price . . II C Ladies' Felt Slippers Ladies' felt slippers, fur trimmed and light flexible soles regular $1.25 value. Clean-up pries V§V Ladies' all felt slippers. Te clean them np they M #% A go at, per pair "ffW© •uting Flannel 1,909 yards Outing Flannel. Clsaa-nn pries, m | m per yard ..... "f I *VV 1,509 yards Outing Flannel 7e and 8c quality. C*m Clean-up price per yd ww Ladies' Under wear Ladies' fleece-lined Under wear, good and warm; regular 50c value, to clean-up goes at, per garment Sarwls* FREE i VT FORGET TO ASK FOR THE TRADING ( tic PONS, ONE t.IVEN WITH EACH 10c PURCHASE, WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO HANDSOME PRESENTS AIISOL VT!7 V FREE. in such far points as Boston, and brines a price which more than war rantfl the heavy express charges. Washington apples have brought $4 a box, of less than a bushel, at the Hub. Nor are the eitisena of We natchee, or many other prosperous fruit sections of the Northwest, tied down to a wilderness life in order to secure themselves large incomes. Wenatchee, for instance, is the init ial point of navigation on the Co lunibia. ** FIVE CENTS PER COPY. ARTHUR GUNN lUsidcat Manager Boys' Pants Broken lots sf boys' ennta. regular (ft raises. •team-up pries por pr lsivt# Boys' pants, extra strong and well made, our regular 75s value. Clean-ap prise, Jft. »wr par Men's Pants , Odd lots ef men's pants, worth $1.59 and $1.76. While they last our clean-up _ price is, per pair VVV Men's pants, made for good hard wear, good value at $J.ot and $2.35, baft ear clean-up price is, per $1.29 Men's Under wear Ilea's fleeee-liiied under wear, regular SO* grade. Clean- up price per gar ■•at VIC Men's fleece-lined under wear, extra gocd value at 7Se. Clean-up price, per — garment, VVV Men's Wool Socks 7 dozen Men's extra good wool socks. Regular 25c val pefpair '• IQ* ues. Clean-up price, IVY it 13 bnT a few hours to Taeoma and Sea:.*;! while the local advan ta;r - are ts themselves very great. Th orchards and farms are so small thai, t'.e entire valley resembles a : great s*:burb. It is but calling dis tance from one house to another. fSa< 'as a telephone, running water an ' the rural free delivery, and elec t:; lights are being installed. The r. ~.ds are like streets and schools |p.ad churches are at close intervals. (Continued on Page 2.) ESTABLISHED 1893 W.natchM, Wa«h.