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VOL. IV. NO. 19
The government reclamation serv
ice will soon be ready to make an
announcement to the people that
an irrigation project will be taken
up in the Yakima valley. Things
are now shaping themselves in that
direction and we will soon know
what will be done here, or at least
will be given an idea of what it is
possible for the government to do
in carrying out the various schemes
under investigation.
Some of the leading men of the
reclamation service are enthusias
tid over the way things are going.
While they are not giving out data
they are giving out information
that leaves no doubt about what
wiil be done. Everybody seems to
*be getting together on the various
questions for amicable settlement.
The decision of the government
depends on the adjustment ot the
water rights in the valley. This
nuf Jtion is now reaching a point
W >ere a settlement will be reached.
The basis for this settlement has
been agreed on and it is now con
fidently expected the question will
be adjusted without the least
A water user's association will
be formed by those who own land
under the Tietan ditch. A blauk
agreement has been drawn up and
is now in the hands of an attorney
for consideration. This agreement
will be signed by those owning
land to an amount over 160 acres
and is in effect that they will agree
to sell all their holdings above that
! The consulting engineers, with
Mr. Henney at the head, will make
a report about the middle of Nov
ember. They believe that they
will have everything in shape to
reach a conclusion at that time.
Those who are familiar with some
13 !ie data obtained express them
selves as certain that a favorable
recommendation will be made. It
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If You Are Interested in Irrigated Lands. Don't Kail to See the Land Under •
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Benton Water Co.'s Canal
Also Ask to See Those Lots in Amon's Addition to Kennewick
The Benton Water Co., Exchange Bank: Kennewick
is probable that Tietan ditch will
be constructed first and the other
canals be constructed later.
It may also be recommeuded
that the government purchase the
Sunnyside canal. The object of
having the report in by Nov. 15th
is to enable the interior department
th decide by December Ist, when
the option on the system expires,
whether the purchase will be made.
The recommendations of the re
clamation department will cover
Yakima and Benton counties and
that part of the valley lying in
Kittitas county. The whole valley
will be benefitted by the work that
the government will in all proba
bilty take up at an early date.—Re
Steamer Columbia Will Now Operate
from Celilo to Kennewick.
With the trip of the steamboat
Columbia from Celilo to Kenne
wick, the first through line ever
established is in operation from
Portland to the Inland Empire.
Freight can now be shipped thru'
to Portland by transferring over
the portage railroad. Arrange
ments have been completed for the
handling of wheat from the north
west wheat belt to Portland via the
D. P. & A. N. from Big Eddy to
Parties at Moscow have built a
machine that they expect will
greatly simplify harvesting opera
tions. It is a combined harvester
built on a less extensive line than
the machine now in use, and it has
been demonstrated by the model
built that four horses can handle
it and put the wheat in the sack as
cheaply as it is now put in the
shock by the binder. A success
full machine of this kind wonld be
a great thing for the wheat farmer
and we hope it will soon be in suc
cessful operation. —Pullman Her
While we are not offering any land for sale at present, and
wont for for Sixty days, we will be pleased to show you over
the land and to have you
investigate the canal
J. N. Scott was bound, gagged
and robbed last night in his store.
Two men effected entrance at one
of the rear windows and had a gun
on him when he awoke. While
one held the gun on him the other
tied him with belts and suspenders,
put a gag in his mouth, then rolled
him up in all the bedding they
could find. They then opened the
safe from which they secured noth
ing £They went through his clothes
and secured his watch and $25 in
money and departed. Mr. Scott
finally worked the gag out of his
mouth but could not raise anybody
and was compelled to lie there
bound and nearly suffocated until
the carpenters who are building an
addition to the rear of his store
came to work about 7 o'clock this
morning. On account of the roar
ing wind last night he did not hear
them until they nad effected an en
trance and had thrown their bull's
eye light on him and covered him
with the gun. There is no clue
and their detection is unlikely.
Contract Let For North Bank Road.
Seims and Shields, of St. Paul,
have been awarded the contract for
the construcrion of the Portland &
Seattle's new road down the north
bank of the Columbia to Portland.
The Portland & Seattle concern is,
of course the Northern Pacific, and
few officials of either company now
trouble to deny it. The statement
that the contract has been let to
the St. Paul firm is based on the
best authority and is not open to
Further, the work of building
the line is to be rushed. Siems &
Shields have handled a number of
large contracts, and they have a
national reputation for fast work.
Porter Brothers, of Spokane, will
do the grading. Seven crews are
now in the field. It was at first
decided that the work would be
prosecuted from Portland eastward
but the war with the Harriinan in
terests has necessitated a partial
abandonment of this plan, and
graders are at work uear Wallula.
Will Be Short Line
The new road from Kennewick
to Vancouver will be 230 miles in
length. This will make the line
from Portland to Spokane 375 miles,
some 58 miles less than that of the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co.
The approximate cost of the new
project is $4,600,000. It can not be
completed in less than two years.
The bridge across the Columbia
will be built at Vancouver, at a cost
of approximately $1,000,000 It is
probable that this will be a draw
bridge. The road will then cross
the St. Johns peninsula, and the
bridge across the Williamette will
be somewhere near the town of St.
Johns. It will probably be a high
bridge, costing about $600,000
President Elliott Announces Build
ing: of North Bank Road. Ken
newick to Vancouver.
The Great Northern and North
ern Pacific Railway companies will
build a railroad as rapidly as men
and materials will permit from
Kennewick along the North bank
of the Columbia river to Vancouver
The line is 230 miles long and
saves 164 miles. Unofficial esti
mates place the cost at $12,500,000
Bridge Notes
1 The piling is all driven for the third
bent and with the larger force work la
being pushed rapidly. The fifth span
is becoming very much weakened and,
1 the railroad company has an addition
al force of its own at work this week
stiffening it up for the traffic until the
contractors' gangreach it. Some piling
will have to be driven under it atonce.
Next week the truss work above will
be pui in on the first span and the
scaffolding removed to be used again
; further across the river.
Both swinging cranes will be used in
handling this material and in addition
a traveler will be put the full leugth
of the bridge.
Our land is located between the Columbia and Yakima rivers,
The Steamer Gerome makes regular trips up the river offer- t
ing easy transportation both by rail and by water.
September Specials
At Kennewick. . . .
A Fortune Awaits You.
We will divide acres within one mile of Ken
newick, on beautiful Columbia, into 5 and ten acre
tracts and soli - 1 six yearly payments of $175, includ
ing perpetual water right. Land adjoining pays $500
an sicre in grapes and $400 an acre in strawberries.
You caii easily own ? home that will keep you and
family and lay up $2,00n yearly in The California of
the Northwest. Free booklet and full
The New Railway to Portland
Is talked of and when it is built will increase the value
of all Kennewick lands. So now is a good time to buy.
Ask ;> bout our great bargains at $00 and $70 and $100
pe; acre with water rights, the cheapest and best land
buys in all the world.
Hanson & Rich,
The Bargain Givers.
jC. A. WASHES; "
< Sells all kinds of . . BEftfiY BUSHES
4 20 different varieties PLANTS
« All guaranteed name,
4 Careful attention paid topackingand delivering. Correspondence solicited
* All of my plants are pedigreed. I have personally selected and
j restricted the Clark's Seedlings four years. They are now fully
1 up to the «tandard of productiveness.
| C. A. WARNER, Specialist, - Prosser, Washington

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