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ACTUAL SETTLERS
AND IRRIGATION
Settlement in the West Has
Caught up With Irrigation
Tim wilhdrawal of land ex
cept to actual settlors, and Die with
drawal of all timlier lands from gale, by
tho government is a question the Great
Northern railroad has taken a great
Interest in. A circular on this question
has been distributed l>y the railroad
•which will no doubt do good in arous
ing public attention to tho fact that
what is left of the public domain should
be put out of reach o? speculators.
Tho following interesting article from
the pon of Win. E. Smytlic, on (he mat
ter of irrigation, which 13 closely allied
to the public laud question, will be read
with intereet:—
Irrigation in the west is manifestly
on the uptrend.
The first boom in building large irri
: gation works in the west was at its
height 15 years ago. The investment
, was then very popular and eastern awl
/foreign money readily responded to the
«all of the promoters. With only a few
exceptions every western state and ter
ritory received the benefits of thl3 ex-
I penditure.
But this development proved disap
pointing on tho side of colonization. It
was found that arid land, worthless
without water, was still without prac
tical value after the water had been
provided unless there was a man there
to till the soil. And this man did nut
come in sufficient numbers.
As an investment irrigation lapsed
into unpopularity and the active cam
paign of reclamation by means of pri
vate enterprise came to an end. Since
.Alien two things have happened.
The title of settlement has caught up
with irrigation. There is now but little
virgin soil open t<> the homeseeker ex
cept in the valleys of tho arid region.
Furthermore, tho people have become
educated as to the merits of the irrigat
ed farm. They understand what it
means to have their crops insured by
the, ditch. They appreciate the advant
ages of self sufficiency and of near
neighbors offered by the small, diversi
fied irrigated farm. So they are mov
ing into all the places prepared for
them by the enterprise of other years.
California is gJtting ninny of them.
But just how many will not bo known
until another census is taken. The rail
roads lvport that they brought 800,000
people to California during 1903, ol
whom only 1)0,000 had return tickets.
One hopeful report comes from the
newly reclaimed desert in the eastern
part of San Deigo county. On January
1, 1901, there was not a. single white
man in the neighborhood. On January
1, ISK)2, there was only a camp with a
dozen surveyors. January 1, 1903, saw
a population of about 2000, while Jan
nary 1,1904, finds about (WOO on the
ground. They are still coming very
rapidly and another year is likely to
disclose an even larger gain.
The beautiful Yakima valley in east
ern Washington is witnessing a similar
growth. Indeed, this holds true of
many parts of the Pacific northwest
drained by tho Columbia river and its
tributaries, including eastern Oregon
and southern Idaho.
The Rocky mountain states are find
ing a strong demand for their irrigated
lands. Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and
New Mexico are gainiug recruits very
rapidly. Aild, perhaps, more encour
aging than anything else is the activity
of settlement in the long neglected state
of Nevada. Railroad and minjug devel
opment have much to do with it, but
Nevada is also the beneliciary ol the
general movement of population to irri
gated land*.
The lesson of all this ia that the in
auguration of the new national irriga
tion policy is well timed and that the
duty of saving the public lands for
actual settlors presses urgently upon
congress. It can no longer bo claimed
that the people do not crave homes in
the west. They are clamoring at the
doors of this great empiro and every
acre that the government shall reclaim
will be promptly taken by those who
are ready to cultivate the soil in good
faith.
If we have needed the speculator in
the past as a sort of advance agent of
prosperity, we need him no longer. The
land laws under which he has grown
rich should bo repealed and a true
homestead law put in place of them, so
that no one except the actual settler
can got possession of this public prop
erty.
A mprlngtlold, Ohio, Mob
Springfield. Ohio, the home and head
quarters of tho ''National Anti-Mob
and Lynch Law Association," as well
j4,s tho home of Representative Stewart,
LEAVENWORTH ECHO.
E F SPRAGUE E" F • S SPrue c- E..araham „" H. A. Graham
E i£r E. F. Sprague Co.
Undertakers .: ..
OnMleaatera nn<i B»tmiM»n »'
nQ&£L&s\ FINE FURNITURE
Ufi?,QSfift Undertakers' Supplies
FLZ LZT I WKNATCmT JVASin^TON
I Paint Signs, or Anything on Earth
Graining and Paper Hanging a Specialty.
Frescoing if desired. Leave ■ orders [at Dr.
Shore's Drug Store. *■'■*' ** x\_ *r* *■ 8
leavenworth S. C f Waldenberg
the author of tho Ohio law providing a
heavy penalty for participation in mobs,
was for two or three days in possession
of a mob as wild and ungovernable as
the average southern negro burning
mob. In this as in all southern in
stances a negro was the cause. A negro
by the name (if Dixon, under very pro
voking circumstances, killed a popular
police officer. The mob took Dixon
from jail and hung him and then ven
ted its savageness in sliootiug into the
Itody gome hundred times. Having be-
come aroused, the mob spirit further
exhibited itself in burning out all that
portion of the city in which tho negroes
lived. Finally the governor \va9 ap
pealed to and sent live thousand troops
to preserve order. Of course after the
mob had accomplished all it had set out
to do, and driven all all the negroes out
of the city, order was restored.
It is said that tho cause for the out
break is the fact that several murders,
together with other crimes, have lately
been committed In Springfield, many of
which are charged against the negro
population, and that in almost every
case tho perpetrators have escaped pun
ishment.
It is the same oM story. Whero those
who are charged with executing the
law fail to do their duty the people will
rise in their might and do it for them.
And the people of tho north will do it
just as promptly as those of tho south.
WENATCHEE ITEMS
(By Our Regular Correspondent), ft
, Mrs. C. 11. Allen, of Pesbastin, was
in Wenatchoo the past week 'visiting
friends.
Frank Bush, of Chiwaukum, was in
town » bhort time last week.
Louis Hauck. of Beaver Creek, came
to the county sont last week.
Monday last Charles Gibbs, of Po-
mslin, was ill town.
Elmer Bcaiuau was granted a divorce
from Klla Beam on Monday in tho Su
perior Court. Grounds, desertion.
The play '• Wenatcheo" ' written by
Arthur Dexter, of Wenatcliee,' and pro
duced by local talent, was witnessed by
a large crowd Tuesday evening. The
plot is laid in this valley and those who
saw the performance commented favor
ably on it. si/I srii lava tin Jbl nt.v \ m \
Hon. .T. D. Atkinson left for Olympia
Tuesday, after spending several days in
Wenatchee and vicinity greeting old
friends and meeting those who have
settled in this valley mnee he left it to
take the State Auditorehip. From
comments made by those who met him
for the tirst time, it appears that he.
made a very good impression, and the
prevailing opinion seems to be that
from a political standpoint and from a
business view he should receive the
solid indorsement of this county at the
Republican connontion.
It is rumored that William Little, of
Chelan, although not seeking it, is not
averse to accepting the nomination for
County Auditor, if the republicans of
this county should nominate him. Mr.
Little is a young man of good charac
ter and ability. Ho has resided in We
natchee most of the time for the past
two years, going to Chelan occasionally
to reside on his homestead. His parents
settled at Lakeside when the county
was now, and he has resided here every
siupe.
Two topic consume the time in con
versation when two or more meet: the
Russian and Japan war aud politics.
And politics has the lead.
B. L.
LEAVENWORTH Dgua
(Dr. J. E. SHORE, Prop.) ]
Thanks you heartily for
your trade in the put
and requests a share of
jour valued patron
""> age""!* in tho^ future.
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Cor Front and Eight Sts
Leaven worth, "Wash.
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1' y \ and South
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THE NATIONAL, 332 DearDorn. St , Chicago.
ni.T'; Contest Notice... .
United States Land Office,
, ' ■Watervllle, Wash , Feb. sf>, 1004. ,
A sufllcii'iu contest ullld:ivit having been Hied
in this oflk'e by Petrel Davis, contestant,
against I homestead entry No. bt)A3, maue De
cember 20, IW*| for the s c M of section 0, town
bhlp -is n. range 17 c. by John Ueryinan, contest
ee, in which it is alleged thai, said John Berg
man has wholly abumioned naid tract, thai he
baa changed his residence therefrom for more
than six months since making said entry, that
said tract Is not settled upon nor cultivated by
■aid claimant as required by law. That Haiti
alleged absence from tliu bald land, and said
failures still exist and are not duo to his em
ployment in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps
of the United States as a private soldier otll
cer, seamen or marine during the war with
Spain, or during any other war in which the
United States may be etiffjued.
.; Said parlies are. hereby notlned to appear, re
spond and offer evidence touching snfd allega
at 10 o'clock a. in. on April 11, ill' 1. bufori* J. K.
shore, U. S. Commissioner, at his i ftlce in
L»avonwortb, Wash., and that final bearing
will be held at 10 o'clock a. m on April is. hum.
before the Keirister and Ueotiver ait c United
States land otUce in Wuiervlile. Wash.
The mild contestant having, in a proper affi
davit. died February 84, I.ml set forth (aota
which show that after due diligence personal
service of this notice cannot be made it i* hero
by ordered and dlrec ed that Mich notice be
given by due aud proper publication.
, ... M. B MALLOV, Register
First publication, March 4, 1001.
Notice lor Publication
• United State* Lund Office.
Wateullle, Wash., *'ob. 13.1604.
Notice Is hereby given that in compliance
with the provisions at th« actor cougrei-Huf
June 8, 1878, entitled "An Bet for the gala of
timber lands Id the Slates of California, Ore
tftin. Nevada and Washington Territory," M I x
tended to all the public land status by act of
August i. 1893, ■•■■: . :
George Me Lean,
of Hillyard, county of Spokane, Hate of Wash
ington, bus this tiny tiled in this otlli-n hi
sworn statement No. 87ii, for the purchase o(
tbee',4ne Siejjie'i of section no 80, in
township No 37 n. range No 18 c, and will offer
proof to show that the land sought is more val
uable for Its timber or atoms than for agricul
tural purposes, and to establish his claim to
said laud before J. K. Shore, United Status
Commissioner at his office at Leavenworih,
Wash., on Tuesday, the and day of May. ivah.
. He names as ■ witnesses G*iorsre W. Hoxsey,
Frank Shell, M. J. Dalton and John Campbell,
all of Lfavenworth. \Va«h., and any and all
persons claiming adversely the above described
lands are requested to tile their claims in ill .
office on or before said -'n<l day of May. 1004.
M. IS Malloy, Register,
First pdbltcatlon feb 19, 11KH
Do You Want to?
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BUY.SELLorRENT
HOUSES, LANDS or LOTS
IN OR AROUND LEAVEN WORTH?
' • ■ • ■ '•• i wil f9rioa«i s ,/ ■/■ '••■■'! *"' ; !
I can fit you up. Let v*
me know your wants*
Just now I want some
cheap residence lots.
If you want to sell yours
better list them with me
Keep Your EYE On this Spot •
Here are a few items on the bargain
Counter:
Valuable* Hunch For Sale A Good Ranch For Rent
Two and a half miles from Leaven- Near Peshastin. For information
worth, consisting of 128 acres, thirl.yiive {. a n on or address D. H. Mayar, Echo
acres fenced, twenty under cultivation, o tlice, Leavemvorth, Wash,
live in timothy from which three tons
to the acre was cut last year. Bearing Tow" lot* For Sale
orchard of 70 trees and all kinds of Two business lots on Commerce street
small fruit. Double log house of three corner. Nothing better in town.
rooms, woodshed, tine cellar, barn and Two business lots on Front slr^PS
hay sheds. House, barn and orchard corner. Cheap. Deed H. Mayar."*^
fenced with • pickets. , Five running
springs on place, one running through D» *<>» Wa»c « «»«. Hay or Sto*k
through yard. 82000 worth of standing - ■ „ , _
„ ■ v "■■*?■ ■ i ,-,, . , ,1 can fit you out. Call and see me.
timber on place. Place is free from " • D „ Mural'
frost and well adapted to fruit and veg- '... .' "
etable growing. Owner wants to sell For Sale
because he has lived on the place by Some very desirable ranch property •
himself for ten years and wants to a pi-ices and on terms to suit piirchas
chango. For price, etc., see D. H. 1 _ eP , all cut to almost any size from
Mayar, at the Echo office. ','five acres up. Plenty of water for irri
-1 lots wanted gation. Near market, school and post-
I have several parties who want resi- office. Call on or address D. H. Mayar.
deuce lots in Leaven worth. If you , ' , ' , „
have any lots for sale list them with me. Two ]ots » Everett tO exchan^ »<«
I have unexcelled opportunities for get- Leaven worth property,
ting in touch with buyers. Three lots on a corner of Front
• „ D. 11. Mayar. / street for 8450. This is a snap. 7
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