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.
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Moran Engineering Company
12540 First Avenue South
Is now being ground from the
1908 wheat crop by new ma
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
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
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
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
R. F. Holm went down to Ephrata
yesterday on business.
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THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1909.
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
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
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
Getting a Shave.
"Hair cut?" the barber asked.
"No; a shave." the customer an
"Shine?" the porter asked.
"A manicure?" the young woman
finger artist said.
"Your straw hat cleaned?" the por
Byt this time the barber had fin
ished the shaving process.
"A massage?" the barber asked.
"Possibly a shampoo?"
"Tonic on the hair?"
The customer seized his hat and
beat it to the desk to pay. The cash
ier took the money and said, sweetly:
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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
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
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.
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
AUTO CARNIVAL IN
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
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
Yorus for business.
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