Washington State Journal
DR. F. R. BURROUGHS
Physician and Surgeon
OFFICE—Second St.. bet. D and E
C. W. BICE, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
OFFICE—Second floor Gritman Block.
Phone 323. Night calls promptly
attended to from office.
RITZVILLE - - WASH.
DR. DAVID A. HEWIT
Physician and Surgeon
All calls answered, day or night.
Office—First National Bank Building
C Street. Ritzville, Wash.
0. R. HOLCOMB
Counselor at Law
Will practiee in all the U. S. Courts
and departments and all Washington
Courts. Office—Ritzville, Wash.
C. W. RATHBUN
of Adams County.
Office: Court house,
G. E. LOVELL EDWARD A. DAVIS
LOVELL & DAVIS
Lawyers Notary Public
OFFlCE—Upstairs First National Bank
" Building. RITZVILLE, Wash. I
DR JOHN JOHNSTON
RITZVILLE, WASH. !
J. C. MOGAN : '
Attorney at Law j
One door south of First National Bank. !
RITZVILLE - - WASH. jl
J. J. JOYCE *
Practical Plumber c
Jobbing promptly attended to. j
Second St., Concrete Block,
RITZVILLE - - WASH.
Geo. F. Christensen, Pres.
D. E. Zent, Sec. and Treas. *
ADAMS COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. v
Capital, $20,000.00 v
INSURANCE and ABSTRACTS I
Rooms 1 and 2, Tinnel Block, I
Phone, Main 523. RITZVILLE, Wash. w
COL. WM. F. YOHNKA, •,
General Auctioneer. p
Speaks German and English si
Office at 01
Journal • Herald Publishing Co., Ritzville
J. M. Kauffman ■
Is My Business... tl
Safety guaranteed. I have all neces '°
sary apparatus and machinery for W
transporting large structures on short w
notice. Excavating a specialty. n(
CHAKOES REASONABLE ai
.————— f 0
C. E. Abegglen, D. 0., ™
Makes a specialty of the diseases of ln
women and children. Calls answered ye
pay or night, Office next door to tt ,
LANDS FOR SALE. th
Wheat Payment Plan • ac
Eight Farms for sale — gr
Wheat payment plan be
W. R, CUNNINGHAM, Sr. pe
LAND AND MINERAL DECISIONS
£ Furnished by
WOODFORD D, HARLAN,
_ LAND ATTORNEY.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
COAL LANDS — The declaratory
k statement and affidavit must be made
by the applicant himself; subsequently
certain proofs and acts may be made
by an agent; where the declaration
_ was improperly made by atl agent,
in the absence of adverse filing or
conflict, it may be made nunc pr
CONTEST—During the pendency
lg of a contest, in which each party
alleges priority of settlement, both
_ are bound to comply with the law;
and if the successful party fails so to
do,such failure is properly the subject
of inquiry on behalf of the losing
FINAL PROOF — Taken outside of
office hours may be considered, when
_ so taken because the witnesses could
not attend at any other time,and their
testimony was submitted with due
opportunity for crosssexamination by
f the adverse claimant.
HOMESTEAD - Illegal
possession of land will not defeat the
right of another to enter the'same un
-1 der the homestead law.
MINERAL OR AGICULTURUAL
LAND—On proof of the mineral char
acter of a tract and allowance of min
eral entry therefor the burden of proof
k iis upon one who asserts the non-min
' : eral hcaracter of the tract, even tho'
!it was returned as agricultural. The
burden of proof is upon an agricultu
i ral claimant for land returned as min
; eral. 1
A. Y. P. Administration
■: Building Completed. '
i SEATTLE, Oct. 28.—The man»ge
| ment of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Ex
| postiion, determined to have every- !
j thing finished "nd in working order 1
jby June 1, 1909, the opening day, is ®
'[ busily engaged on the work on the r
I grounds. All of the grading will be 1
i finished by January 1, and several of!'
i the large buildings well under way. }
The Administration Building has been M
completed and occupied for several
The management is fully aware that
the success of the Exposition depends 0
upon its being ready on time, and in- a
tends to take advantage of every min- a
"ute of the twenty months it has in 8
which to have the fair finished. a
I The division of exhibits and privi- 8
leges will soon be organized and the 0
work of arranging for displays and c
concessions inaugurated. It is the 6
intention of the officials to start this 01
part of their task far enough in ad- v
vance so as to have all of the exhibit '«
space allotted in time for the exhibit- P
ors to have complete installation on 1
opening day. 4!
Convicts build State Roads,
State Highway Commissioner J. M. **
Snow of Spokane returned to Olympia si
a few days ago from a tour of inspec
tion in the Okanogan country, and
especially of the work in progress on m
the Methow-Barron road. The Met
how-Barron road, which is 80 miles tr
long, junctures at Pateros with the th
Wenatchee and Okanogan state road m
which is to extend from Wenatchee cr
northeastward t the Canadian bound
ary line, a dis- ce of 158 miles, [and ov
follows up 11 'thow river to Twisp, be
Winthrop a- northerly and west- up
erly to Barr the Slate creek min- th
ing district vill take five or six th
years to co> it, with the funds In
that can be ied. in
Comti.is! now went over the wl
route fron irop to Pateros, a pr
distance of »0 miles. He found m<
the route .. construction work in
accomplis! ly satisfactory. Old pp
grades of I to 25 per cent are an
being red: ot more than three shj
per cent. fas
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1907.
"The convict labor camp is located
four miles from Pateros," said Mr.
Snow, "and I found the experiment
proving most satisfactory so far. We
have 28 men in the camp, four of
whom attend to the cooking and the
care of the quarters, and the remain
ing 24 working on the road. They are
now engaged in cutting the road
around a great rocky bluff for a dis
tance of a mile a'.d a half, the most
difficult piece of work on :he whole
road. We had estimated that the con
struction of this particular piece of
road under the usual contract system
would be $9000. but we are expecting
to do it with the convict labor with a
saving of one-third, or for $6000. Ac
cording to our best estimates we are
saving $500 a month by the use of
"And those men certainly do like
the work. |rhev want to stay up there
all winter and kc-ep at it, and we
now exyect to continue the camp all
winter. I watched the men at work
with the hammers and drills, and they
work with a vim day by day that I
don't believe would be equaled by paid
free labor. The men like the open
air, the climate, the certain sense of
freedom they enjoy, the absence of
prison routine,and - perhaps most of all,
the excellent bill o/ fare which would
do credit to a good hotel, save in the
way of fancy dishes. They are all
men whose terms would soon expire
anyway so they have nothing to gain
by attempting to escape, and so lose
the accumulated 'good time' allows
ance. They do not wear prison cloth
ing, and the only way one of the con
victs could be distinguished from any
other laborer would be by 'finding the)
number appearing on the inside of his |
shirt at thcback. The rock work affords
a good chance to work the men this
winter, as little trouble will be exper
ienced from the snow, and we expect'
to continue the camp.
"We now have thirteen state roads j
and twenty six state aid roads under |
way ir. all sections of the state, so i
there is plenty of work in this depart- ,
ment and I will be kept out on insjiec-■ j
tion trips most of the time."- -Chron* ,
i Wheat Crop of 1907 100,000,-
I 000 Bushel* 'ess than of '06.
t The crop reports of the department
3 of agriculture for October are gener
. ally accepted as fairly accurate, for
. at that time practically al l of the
, grain crops of the counrty are matured
and thu9 beyond the reach of any
. serious damage. The
. out this month show that the wheat
I crop out of the United States will reach
. 625,567,000 bushels, or nearly 110,000,-
i 000 bushels the crop of last
. vear. The crop at that is considerable
larger than the average for ten years
. past The corn crop is also shorter
i than that of last year by about 45,-
435,000 bushels, although it will still
be above the two-billion mark.
Not with standing that the crop of
both of these falls con
siderably short of that of last year,
the money value of both crops is much
greater, the advance in the price
muc'n more than maxing good the
deficiency in yield. This is likewise
true of cotton, the advanced price on
the smnller crop bringing the grower
more money than he got on the larger
i crop of last year.
The farmers' earnings', the country
over, therefore, will average *much
better than last year, and following
up several of good times, will leave
them in better condition financially
than they have been in previous years.
In this state there is double benefit;
in a crop of splendid proportions,
which also brings a very much higher
price than ever before. The actual
money returns from the wheat crop i
in this state promises to be out of all! <
proportion the greatest ever known; I
and every industry in the state will
share in the good fortune of the i
;ed Will Mcßride be a Candidate for
Ir - Governor.
Ve Discusing the politircal situation in
this state the Seattle correspondent
to The Oregonian has the following:
If a close analysis of the republican
re sentiment in this state indicates that
ad enr) Mc ßride can be nominated for
3 governor, the former executive will
get into the fight. His friends are
working on that assurance, and they
n are going over the state with a fine
-toothed comb to locate the disaffec
m [ ed parts and to ascertain whether
Mr. Mcßride is strong enough to win
* out in the first direct primary contest.
c Mr. Mcßride has been told by his
friends in different sections that he
can win, and that he is the logical
candidate to oppose Governor Mead
for renomination. He has been told
< e this story so often and so positively
re that he is beginning to believe it him
" Those politicians and party men
who do not want to renominate Mr.
* y Mead are skeptical about the chances
S. G. Cosgrove of I'omeroy, would
have if left in the fight alone against
n the present governor. Th re is no
doubt as to Mr. Cosgrove's personal
popularity, but close political obierv
'• ers do not believe it is the kind of
d popularity that'attraets votes. Mr.
Ie Cosgrove himself is confident and de
' termined, but he cannot convince the
® close students of public sentiment
n that he could win. That is one of
,e the reasons why anti-Mead republicans
have been so enthusiastic about the ,
1 prospects of Mr. Mcßride's candidacy, (
for he is figured strong where Mr. Cos- (
y i grove is weak.
g j The surprising thing about the Mc- j
Bride movement is that the great bulk ,
of his early strength appears to be j
shown in western Washington. It was
tj to be expected that Skagit county
I would forget past differences and t
' come again for him. Enough \
8 ! leaders of both factions in Skagit a
r have been to Seattle to affirm loyalty c
5 tb turn to indicate that he has regained |
any strength he lost since his defeat
'in the 19(14 convention. If the men o
: who used U know how certain districts C
would vote, still have that knowledge o
the same is true in most of the west
. side counties, a
Two seperate canvasses of eastern a
Washington indicate that Mr. Mcßride
is as strong in that scction as ever, ,''
and these returns encourage him to 11
get into the fight again. 11
Mr. Mcßride has made money both ' l
in the law practice and in his lumber
investments, and he is now anxious to r<
jbe governor. That he will make his 01
' fight is due in part to the pressure 11
| brought upon him and the fact that he
has a longing to reverse the defeat of m
1904. His friends believe that he ot
i could have won in 1904 in a direct pri- at
mary fight, and they believe he could e< "
be nominated now in either a conven- *'
tion or by direct primary.
It is hard to get a line on Mr. ,KJ
Meads' exact and dependable strength. mi
It is known that his organization will
have the hardest fight of its existance ne
in Whatcom county where such lead
ers as Hugh Eldridge, Mayor Frank ' ,e
Black of Bellingham, State Senator
Robert Kline, ex-Fish Commissioner rei
T. R. Kershaw, and Fenton H. Mer
rill are opposing him. It was report
ed several weeks ago that his friends "J
among the timbermen were notified Ui
that most of those identified with st
such interests would fight him, and J"
there has been reputed trouble in sev- fo
eral of the other counties.
3 — Three New Town* — 3 «'
Ralston, Revere and Lavista are the ni
names of three new townsites platted l'°
by the Western Townsite company of
Washingon. These towns are on the ro
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
and it is promised that ample depotsj
will be erected by the road at each ati
The towns and their locations and ( ,
resources are described by the company r,u
as follows: '
Ralaton is situated 13 miles east
of L,ind, in what is known as Rattle
in snake valley, one of the best wheat
and fruit districts in the states. Its
lots will be sold at auction in Spokane
on November 21.
t Revere is situated 24 miles east of
Ralston and several miles from any
existing town. It is surrounded by
a fine farming and fruit country. The
sale of lots takes place onNovembr22.
e Lavista is at the foot of Rock lake, j
13 miles east of Revere and eight miles
, r nor "> St John, its nearest corn*;
n petitive point. Rock lake is nine
miles long and from one-half to two
/ i miles wide. The sale has been set for j
I Our company has just completed i
j arangements for the erection of a first!
class hotel at JSt. Joe city, Idaho,"
states G. VV. Morrow. "The building
will cost $2D,0011, but the plans have
been so made that the big hotel may
bo increased at any time. We will
start laying the water mains on j
Grand avenue immediately . The'
•J street grading should be completed j
in a week.
"C. I'. Pride has worked out the j
0 details for the big paper mill at St. 1
Joe city. The second large sawmill I
for the Monarch company will soon |
be in operation. Arrangements have I
' also been about completed for the j
building of a fine steamboat landing I
and for a number of business houses
1 and residences.
"The Chicago Milwaukee it St.
Paul is building its lines through a
territory in which there are already
' transportation lines. It has announced 1
that at all its stations it will build
commodious depots with wide plat-1
forms, so that the farmers and ship- J
; pers will be provided for on all occas-!
A well-kown authority on Rhema
tism gives the readers of a large New
York daily paper the following valu
able, yet simple and harmless pres
cription, which any one can easily pre
pare at home:
Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half
ounce; Com pond K argon, one onnce;
Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three
Mix by shaking well in a bottle, j
and take a spoonful after each meal
and at bedtime.
He states that the ingredients can
be obtained from any good prescrip
tion pharmacy at small cost, and, be- a
ing of vegetable extraction, are harm- K
less to take.
This pleasant mixture, if taken
regularly for a few days, is said to a
overcome almost any case of Rheuma
tism. The pain and swelling, if any, 01
diminishes with each dose, until per- c<
manent results are obtained, and with- ''
out injuring the stomach. While there H
are many so-called Rheumatism rem- e|
edies, patent medicines, etc., some of
which do give relief, few really give
permanent results, and the above will, |>i
no doubt, be greatly apreciated by
many sufferers here at this time. 2,
Inquiry at the drug stores of this
neighborhood elicits the information
that these drugs are harmless and can U f
be bought separately, or the druggis's
here will mix the prescription for our ti<
readers if asked to. S<
" — P<
• til VI nI. ..>«• ( I «li* ti. 4 U' IIU. |W'
UK? i ei.v.- v>. v ... .!,*?. i art Sea I j s j
advocate*, o: ; »od r ja<..s ia Miaaesota.
is ia.«Ui \za Ft eimous effort t » arouse
tiie i <• >;>le to mi. port the proposed con
stitmloual aiiieajiaeat, to lie voted oa
in November. empowering tlie state
legislature to make a direct tax levy
for road purposes, says the Good
Uoads Magazine. Ia discussing state
aid ho recently said: "You will find "
that from 4<> to 45 per cent of tlie tax
able property of the stale is in city
and village property, and I think it u<:
more than Just aud projier that thb
portion of wealth should be taxed In
connection with other property in the »
state for the benefit of better country
roads. Tlie citizens of rural district.** 1
should be thoroughly conversant witfc
the e facts, in order that they may
fully re.ilize the benefit of state aid
and that they may l»etter appreciate
Importance of tlie propose I amend
meat. If It Nad • '<* I the legislature
cttu levy one forr* 1 ! ' i ml!'. and that
fjtwrt— ' '»•" ome nice <
r Gold! Gold! Gold!
Its, DO YOU
inc ; WANT WEALTH
of Wmild you go mining in
Nevada's rich mountains at a
i nominal districts?
he| Only A Few Dollars
j W'ill put you on the ground lloor
;e » and may put you on easy street
Many have invested a small
n« ; amount in Nevada mining and are
III' i K I |
vo Now Independend
or I ON Life
A trip to town, a long street
t'dicar ride, a cheap excursion by
• s t | rail were all luxurious THEN; a
.. private automobile, a tour of
Europe, a summer home down
by the sea. are mere matters of
■ c choice NOW.
m Slock in the Lee Comstock Mining Co.
, n j will do the work!
It . It it Only 15 CenU a Share NOW
'' Rush your orders
or write for particulars
* Lee Comstock Mining Co.
II | P. O. Box 258. Rhyolite, Nev.
*! Your Precriptions
Should be Filled at
;i Rosenoff and Co.
- 1 1 =====
11 Where Purity,
Care are Prom
None But Registered Pharmicests
" Are Allowed To Despense Drugs.
My Coffee's at whatever |>rice
are selected and blended with the
greatest care with special regard
to quality and cupping. I pride
myself on my coffee trade and
know that I must give exception
-1 al values to hold it-
It is impossible to please every
one with the same coffee on ac
count of difference tastes, but the
quality is there for the price in
My 25c bulk is the largest sell
er and those who use it say it is
the best in town.
Better values and better cup
ping qualities at 30, 35 and 40c.
The old stand-by M. J. B. in 1,
2, 3 and 5 pound tins at 40, 75c,
$1.05 and $1.75 respectively is
worth the trial if you are not
quite satisfied with what you are
The highest price but perfec
tion in quality is Hill's Vacuumn
Sealed Highest Grade in 1 and 2
pound tins at 45 and 85c. Try a
pound at any price and if not sat
isfied get your money back.
Yours for business,
R. A Chittenden.
Call for check on Phonographs-
/• now open for buainest. Send
US your laundry work and
keep your money at
your own town
where it will
come bach to you
tome day. Call and
delivering free to any part
of the town. Phone 186.
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