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BOUGHT METHOW LAUD FIVE TRACTS SOLI* YESTERDAY IN METHOW VALLEY BY COLBERT & ELLIOTT—SEAT TLE MEN INTERESTED. F. If. Smith of Cashmere dropped into the office of Colbert & Elliott yesterday and purchased ten acres of land of the Bowman tract in the Met how valley without seeing the land. Mr. Smith had heard considerable of this country, talking with several gentlemen who had purchased In that vicinity and was more or less famil iar with the fertility of the soil and the general lay of the valley. Mr. Smith said: "While I have children. I consider they are pretty well able to take care of themselves, but nev ertheless I am going to do my part to further their interests. I am more than sixty years old. hale and hearty, but I believe the Methow is going to be a fine investment for them." E. O. Harm of Bellingham called up the office of Colbert & Elliott and advised them that he would send them by mail a check for the first payment on ten acres of land, looked over by him the week previous. Mr. POWER PUMPING PLANT? If so, let us figure witi you. Can save you money, time and trouble. We handle the American Well Works line of Centrifugal and Heavy Well Pumps and the Deming Triplex Pomps, also Wltte Gasoline Eigines. Write us for prices and descriptive circulars before you buy. Moran Engineering Company 12540 First Avenue South PEACH BLOSSOM FLODR Is now being ground from the 1908 wheat crop by new ma chinery Under a New Process I Will Sell at Cost and by that I mean I will sell until Hardware, Furniture, Queensware, Graniteware, Tinware, Etc. Exactly Wholesale Prices It Cost Nothing to Investigate LEE'S WENATCHEE AVENUE AND FIRST STREET NORTH Harm, who is a photographer of Bel lingham. has sold out his interests there and is going to the Methow to live. It is also learned that Mr. Elliott while in Seattle closed with a cer tain savings deposit banker on twenty acres of Methow land. The gentle man was in Wenatchee some time ago and in company with Messrs. Colbert & Furey went to the Methow to see the land. It might be of interest, however, to say that this particular banker, whose name is withheld, stated to Mr. Elliott while in Seattle, that never before in the history of Seattle has an outside crowd come into our city and by show and bluster absolutely suspended all business on First and Second avenues. L. C. Ross of Wenatchee. the own er of Orondo property and several other pieces in Wenatchee. consum mated a deal with Colbert & Elliott Monday, Labor day, for the purchase oi some twenty acres of Methow land. Mr. Ross spent several days In that country last week and like many others say s " The Methow valley is another Wenatchee. The offices of the Colbert & Elliott company received a wire Monday from a railroad man in Chicago, whose name is not divulged, for 18.09 acres of Methow land. This man is very close to railroad interests who advised him to make up-river invest ments. R. F. Holm went down to Ephrata yesterday on business. HAVE YOU ANY USE FOR A The old reliable October Ist. at THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1909. Seattle, Wash. RUSSIA STRIVING TO SHARE LOAN FOREIGN BOARD HAVING CHARGE OF HANKOW-SZE CHIT EN RAILROAD AFFAIR ASKED TO RECOGNIZE CLAIM. Peking, Sept. 8. —Under instruc tions from St. Petersburg, M. Koro tovitz, the Russian minister to China, will tomorrow for the second time urge the foreign board to recognize Russia's claim for representation in the allotment of the loan of $30,000,- OOOfor the construction of the Han kow-Sze Chuen railroad. France is said to be supporting Russian in this course. St. Petersburg does not ac cept the Chinese contention that the loan has been concluded. The Russian claims will have the effect in principle of opening competi tion for the German share of the loan, as the Germans are the only partici pants whose position is most protect ed by the existing convention. It is understood here that the Germans constitute the strongest obstacle to the signing of a loan agreement by China and the United States, an es sential to the American equality in participation, and the completion of such an agreement is the present bone of contention. The influence of Grand Chancellor Chang Chi Tung with the German bankers shows no signs of abate ment and the British and French bankers declare it is impossible for them to alter the German attitude. It is believed that French interests are now seeking a degree of partici pation in Chinese financial affairs equal to that for which American interests are striving. TO UNVEIL SEWARD STATUE Seattle, Sept. B.—Two generations of the family of William H. Seward, the famous secretary of state under President Lincoln, to whom the chief credit is given for the Alaska pur chase, will witness the unveiling of the Seward bronze statue in front of the New York building at the Alaska- Yukon-Pacific exposition. September 10th. They are General William H. Seward, son of the secretary of state, and his son, William H. Seward, Jr., who arrived at the exposition recent ly from the Seward home in Albany N*. Y. The statue of Seward which will be unveiled is said to be the best like ness of the secretary ever made. In order to secure this, the sculptor, Richard E. Brooks of New York, spent several months in studying the life and character of Seward and he was aided in this work by Frederick W. Seward and General William H. Seward, who as Seward's sons, were members of his household at the time of the Alaska purchase. The statue was cast In France and brought back to the United States recently. While in Paris it created much favorable comment on account of its artistic beauty and lifelike appearance. It is an interesting coincidence that tile New York building at the exposition is an exact reproduction of the Seward mansion at Albany, N. V., and it is in front of this structure that the statue will be unveiled and lo cated. Getting a Shave. "Hair cut?" the barber asked. "No; a shave." the customer an swered. "Shine?" the porter asked. "No." "A manicure?" the young woman finger artist said. "No." "Your straw hat cleaned?" the por ter whispered. "No." Byt this time the barber had fin ished the shaving process. "A massage?" the barber asked. "No." "Possibly a shampoo?" "No." "Tonic on the hair?" "No." The customer seized his hat and beat it to the desk to pay. The cash ier took the money and said, sweetly: "Turkish bath?" Oroat Morthwm Kallway East!No! Time X*avtaff |No|Wstl IWanatchee | | I 21 Oriental Limited | 1 112:401 I Chicago to Ta- 1 ]P- m -l I coma. | I I 41 Paat Mall. St. IS| 5:071 p. ra.j 1 Paul to Tacoma, | |a. m.| 5:07 44 8. W. and N. W. 41 S:o2i a. m.j Express, Kansas p. m.j I City to Seattle I 1:20 2« Spokane - Seattle 2S t:os| a. m.j | Paat Express, a. m.| Upp» r row—Farm scenes where alfalfa, timothy and vegetables grow in the higher altitudes of the county. The lower left hand view shows the growing of strawberries between the trees before the orchards come into bearing. The lower right hand picture Is a view of the Columbia river from Wenatchee Heights. To one side of the picture is Lilly lake, now being used as a reservoir for the storage of water for irrigation purposes. WED AFTER MANY YEARS Cincinnati. Sept. 8. —A romance of renunciation and constancy extending over a period of nearly forty years culminated in the wedding today of George C. Custer, auditor of the board of education of Chicago, and Miss Alice Gertrude Hatfield of Mad isonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, where the marriage took place. The bride is . r 7 years old and the groom 70 years. I The bride's father. Colonel John P. Hatfield, was killed in the Civil war and Miss Hatfield and her mother were left dependent on their own re sources. As soon as she was old enough. Miss Hatfield set about earn ing her own and her mother's living. Then she met George Custer, a com paratively young man with a roman tic background of experience in the California gold fields, and a friend ship sprang up which showed indica tions of ripening into something deeper. Miss Hatfield, however, felt that her first duty was to her mother and marriage was not in her program. Mr. Custer removed to Chicago, was em ployed as a newspaper reported and a few years later was married to a cousin of Miss Hatfield. The latter remained single. Mrs. Custer died two years ago after having been an invalid for ten years. Some time ago Mr. Custer, now a man of wealth and prominence in Chicago, returned to his old home on a visit and again met the sweetheart of his youth. The old love flame was kindled anew and the couple's en gagement was soon announced. After a wedding trip to the Pacific coast Mr. and Mrs. Custer will return to Chicago to reside. Him NEWEST HOTEL Chicago, Sept. 8. —The new La Salle hotel, said to be the largest hotel ever constructed under an orig inal contract, was formally opened to day. The hotel, which is located at the corner of Madison and La Salle streets, is twenty-two stories high, with two additional stories below the street level. It contains 1172 rooms and is luxuriously furnished through out. AUTO CARNIVAL IN SEATTLE Seattle, Sept. 8. —What promises to be the biggest automobile carnival ever held in the northwest opened in this city today under the auspices of the Seattle Automobile association. The program covers four days and provides for a number of speed trials, parades and hill-climbing features. WITH THE FIGHTERS. Bill Papke has turned down an of fer to meet Willie Lewis in New York. Promoter Mcintosh of Australia has sailed once more for' England. As ( HAS. BECKER P. A. ROGERS Twenty-Seven Acres to Trade Fourteen acres bearing Winesaps and Spitzenbergs, two acres two year old commercial varieties apples, two acres two year old pears, one acre two year old peaches, balance raw land, 15 inches water, to trade for close in good five or ten-acre tract, or good city prop erty, to the amount of eight or nine thousand dollars as first pay ment, balance on terms so that place will pay for itself. CHELAN COUNTY REALTY CO. Basement First National Bank Phone 453 NOTICE TO THE TRADE * I wish to announce to the trade that I have removed from my old quarters to the corner of Wenatchee avenue and First Street North, in the building formerly occupied by W. A. Buttlea & Co.. implement dealers, where I will be found hereafter, with a larger and more complete stock of wall paper and paints than ever before. I shall be pleased to see all my old and many new customers. ML 0. Merrill for a clinching of the proposed Jef fries-Johnson fight, he is no nearer than he was 44 years ago last June. E. F. Sprague returned yesterday from a business trip to Leavenworth. Sol Cohen came down from a few days' business trip to Leavenworth yesterday. Yorus for business.