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The Oroviile Weekly Gazette
SIXTH VICAR. NO. 16
CIIOK I TI'MiSTKN OKI:
There was shipped from this place.
Tuesday, for exhibition at the Spokane
Interstate fair a large .quantity tung
sten ore, the like of which has never
been produced by any property in this
state containing a like character of
mineral, and it is doubtful if it could
be surpassed in quality by any tung
sten producing mine in the country.
The shipment was not in the nature of
small cabinet specimens niggardly shot
through with this rare mineral, but
large and weighty chunks of ore in
which mineral far predominated .over
the quartz in which it is deposited. It
is a display that will no doubt draw
the attention of mining men at the fair,
and will be an attraction in that de
partment, which is always large and
varsed in character, representing the
mineral products of the country ad
jacent to and in a large measure trib
utary to Spokane.
The tungsten ore of which this men
tion is made comes from a group of
claims known as the Cathedral I’eak
group, located and owned by Herbert
Curtis, a young man of considerable
experience as a prospector and miner.
The claims are situated at a consider
able altitude some lit) miles northwest
of Loomis, near Cathedral peak, a
prominent land mark in that moun
tainous stretch of country. It is near
the headwaters of llie east fork of Ash
nola creek, and not a great distance
from the Siruilkameen valley and the
railroad. .Mr. Curtis located the claims
several years ago, and has done much
prospecting and development work
uopn them. The deposit, which seems
to be quite extensive, lias been opened
up in a number of places. Tunnels
have been run in on the ledges 4b, (10
and 200 feet, and the ore is present in
all the workings. This summer lie
stripped off the ledge at a point where
the work of investigation has not been
heretofore carried on, uncovering the
ore body for 100 feet, where it is ex
posed in almost a solid mass. There is
a Urge quantity of ore on the dumps,
ud tons of flout, the accumulation of
ages, scattered over the hill side. Ex
perts, familiar with the nature of that
mineral, who have examined the de
posit declare it to be one of the largest
and most important discoveries of tung
sten that has so far been made in the
county, and from the evidence in sight
one of the most valuable.
A? authority on minerals states tha
the principal ores of the tungsten vari-
ety are wolframite, hubuerite and
•cheelite, and it may be said here that
the ore in question is of the wolframite
variety, the most important and valu
able of the three mentioned as consti
tuting tungsten. The ore enters larg
ly into the manufacturing of steel, and
is used for toughning friction steel,
armor plate and projectiles. It is also
being extensively used in the making
of electric lights and apparatus, :ind
the demand is growing more rapidly
than the supply, making it one of the
most valuable ores now produced. It
it safe to predict that at no distant day
the claims now owned by Mr. Curtis
will be woi'ked to a great prolit, as
there is a ready market for all the
tungsten ore that can be produced, and
evidently in this case no end to the ore
produceable.
HAKHONIOtiS SESSION.
There was a meeting of the new re
publican county central committee in
Oroville Tuesday. The representation
was not great, but there was a sulli
cient number of members present to
gather together, and it proved to be
one of the most harmonious meetings
of the kind ever held in this or any
other county. There was no line split
ting of hairs over differences of opin
ion. Insurgents and regulars were as
neatly mixed as the purest blend, and
not a shade of friction ruffled the calm
ness of the assembly. It was taken for
granted that all present were republi
cans, and there was no disposition to
stir up the animals. It was an exhi
bition of a political millennium where
the lion and the lamb sported together
without a disposition on the part of the
lion to absorb the lamb. It was a beau
tiful example of unity, and means
trouble ahead for the common enemy.
A. M. Storch was chosen chairman.
H- K. Marble secretary, and Kred. .1.
Fine state committeeman.
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SALE OK A I. ANO MARK.
K. N. Grubb lias purchased the
T. McDonald residence property, in
cluding the building and three of the
choicest lots in the northwestern part
of the town, the object being to erect
> commodious and modern home at
some future time. The residence now
On the lots is a substantial and roomy
log building, and the oldest house on
the present town site north of the old
town of Oro. It was built soiue fifteen
years ago by the late .1. T. McDonold,
who tiled the office of deputy customs
collector at this point for a number of
years. When Mr. McDonald Look up
*f ,L land as :l homestead there was Ht
‘‘ ° r f n °. ValUe 10 ‘ ,eal estate »n this
1 lof the co “nty, but as in his otlicial
capacity he was compelled to reside in
ns then isolated region ho decided
that it would be no additional burden
to us official duties to secure a chunk
of land. The building of the railroad
put a high value on the property, and
although Mr. McDonald did not live to
enjoy the benefits of the raise, the
homestead became a fortunate invest
ment for the surviving members of the
family. In early days days many of
the old timers enjoyed the hospitality
of the McDonald home, and both big
hearted J. T. and his estimable wife,
who followed him to the grave a few
years ago, will forever be kindly re
membered by those who were during
their life time sheltered and enter
tained under their roof.
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HKKI) THE HELL
Ihe town authorities have inaugu
rated a new departure in providing for
the ringing of a curfew bell. Every
night, at 9 o'clock, the deep notes of
the Presbyterian church bell tolls out
warning to lads and lasses of immature
years to vacate the streets, and head
for home. It is a commendable cus
tom that has not been carried into
force before because of a poverty here
tofore existing of far sounding bells
within reachable distance of the center
of the town. Now that the practice is
in operation it is hoped that the mar
shal will strictly enforce the order.
There is nothing' so demoralizing to
the young as street loafing at any time,
and especially after night. They can
learn more cussedness, in all its rami
fications, in the glare of the electric
light, or under the cover of darkness,
than can be eradicated by years of
preaching and parental authority.
Haunting the streets when they should
be at home is a habit easy for children
to fall into, and as parents are careless
in restraining their offsprings in their
comings and goings it devolves upon
the constituted authorities to throw
some safeguard around the generation
growing up. May curfew never fail
to ring tonight from this time forward.
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COIN TV COM .M Ix.MO.N Mis’ I’KUCKKIi
-1 N OS
Conconully, Wash., Sept. 12, 1910.-
Pursuant to adjournment, commission
ers met in special session. There were
present Chairman R. L. Wright, Com
missioners A. C. Gillespie and U. L.
Picken, and J. 1). Hubbard, clerk.
Slate of Washington, County ol * 'kan
ogau SS. Order; Whereas, Petition
ol Omak Townsite company, a corpora
tion organized under the laws ol the
stale ol Washingtan, has been received
and tiled with the board of county com
missioners of Okanogan county, slate
of Washington, asking that said peti
tioner be granted a franchise to locale,
lay down, maintain and operate in and
upon the roads, streets, highways and
alleys of Okanogan countyi Washing
ton, located in sections 25. 2<i, 27, 54
and 55, in township 51 north, of range
2b east, of the Willamette meridian,
and section 2, in township 55 north, of
range 2b east,, of the Willamette meri
dian, a water system fur the purpose
of furnishing water, in pipes atid con
duits. to all tracts or tracts within said
sections for a period of twenty-live
years; now, therefore, it is hereby or
dered that the matter of said petition
be brought 0 n for hearing before the
said board 0 f county commissioners at
|0 o’clock in the forenoon of October
13th, 1910, at the usual place of meet
ing cf said board at the court house at
Conconully, Washington, and that the
auditor of Okanogan county give due
notice of said hearing, as required by
law, and that the expense of said no
tice and hearing be borne by said
Omak Townsite company, petitioner.
Hy order of the board of county com
missioners in and for the county of
Okanogan, slate of Washington, It- L.
Wright, Chairman. Paled at < oncon
ully. Wash., Sept. 22, A. I>. 1910.
The following hills allowed:
S II Shaw, labor on road ns supervisor,
and teams * " m 75
G 1 Slmw. labor on road -j It’
James I. Swan *' ] 1 oil
I S Herd " ... n.)
holds Wall " JJS
w t wall - r
Ittlwln Wall “ j, ( " K|
n L Brown “ , ,
II W Hell, material for rock l»u • •' s
After due consideration of all bids
submitted, the Wm. Oliver Mridge
companv of Sokane is hereby awarded
the contract to build a bridge across
the Methow river, near the tow n of
\ldhow. Wash., as per contract on Hie
in the county auditor s office, for sum
It. L. WRIGHT,
Chairman of the Board of County Com
missioners of Okanogan County,
Washington.
Mtflsf J. !>• llrnn.utn. Clerk.
Seal of the Board of County ( om.ms
sioners of ukanogau Co., Washington.
(iIIINMX *»' H.M AMS
i \s this paper goes to press, permit
l t iof only a brief mention ol the
felicitous event, the ceremony, and
1 the subsequent festivities inseparable
therefrom, was in progress that united
m the bonds of matrimony E. 11. n
: 11 .. n ,i Miss Hern ce \\ dliams, eldest
-mdi ai 1 Mass net,, wi||jflms> Kt , v .
1 p'lber * Thompson officiating. Only a
r?t,*i , !in» r personality, ; inu , n *
popular throughout the county. Ihe
OROVILLB, WASHING TON SEPTEMBER 30. 1910
HUNDREDS TO FIGHT IN INOI'N RiTTi E.
The battle of the Clearwater will oe fought nightly at the Spokane Inter
state lair, which will be held Oct. Is to t) (bis year. For iis oicular > iglit
attraction the fair management last '.ear produced Hie itihlieal story of the
siege of Jericho, a tremendous theiqe, well suited to the vast staging ami
gorgeous pyrotechnical effects made 'tussihle by large open air spares and a
lavish use of money. In fact, the .odious battle that was fought between
Chief Joseph’s Indians and the Cuib 1 States troops tin r lirigadier General
O. O. Howard, like the more fatuous Tilblieal siege of Jerieho, would lie impos
sible of staging In the largest theute s of the world ou the scale that it will
be staged at the Spokane interstate 1 air.
For the fierce attack of the dusk;, warriors, circling around the troops on
their wild horses, riding in daredevil style almost upon the troopers' guns,
for the determined resistance of the white soldiers, the obstinate struggle for
every foot of bloodstained ground, vast space is needed.
Some 800 actors take part in (he pictured battle, whose actuality is not
forgotten by still living pioneers of <iie Lewiston country, where was fought
the bloody battle of the Clearwater. The state militia will take part, as will
about 1100 Indians. Noz Perce. Coenr TAlene, Spokane, Yakima. Colville, Flat
head and Umatilla. The other act' rs. numbering several hundred, will be
supplied by B. E. Gregory, superintendent of amusements at the Minnesota
state fair, who staged the siege of Jericho last year for the Spokane interstate
Fair and will this year stage the bate of the Clearwater.
bride is a charming, winsome ano
accomplished young lady who has livu
a number of years in Oroville, where
she is a general favorite. The young
couple enter upon their new life with
the most kindly wishes for their future
happiness of a wide circle of friends.
County Treasurer A. J. Nickle left
Saturday for North Yakima, where hc
will attend a meeting of the county
treasurers of the state. Mr. Nickle is
playing in big luck this year as he lias
no opposition in his candidacy for tin
treasuryship. As he is a democrat lie
would certainly lie defeated, for it is
not behoved that the voters who called
for republican ballots at the primaries
will stultify themselves by voting the
democratic ticket in November.
Report says that Brouillette and :■
hot biot ■ pccdei of Ri-cwater
Mickle, are training for a UK) yards
Application Nos. 7368, 7367, 7471, 7008, 7101,7407,
7656, 7511, 7076, 7356, 708.>, 7I»8, 7051, 7052, >053.
Notice of Sale of State Lands.
NOTH'!-: IS IIKKKBY tIIVKN, That on Sat
urday, the sth day of November, loin, be
twee the hours of ton o’clock in lint forenoon
and four o’clock in the afternoon, commencing
at ten o’clock in the forenoon of said day, in
front of Hie main entrance door to the county
court house in the city of t’oiiconully. county
of Okanogan, state of Washington, either by
the conntv auditor of said county oj by a mem
her of the*hoard of stale land commissioners of
the state of Washington, the following des
cribed state lands, together with the improve
ments situated thereon. " ill be sold at public
auction to the highest bidder therefor, to wit:
Application No. 736 m.
Sb of sc l .| of section 12, township north,
range 26 east W. M., containing 80 acre-, more
or less, according to the government survey
thereof, appraised at |BOO.OO.
Application No- 7367.
Sw', of of section 10, township 38 north,
range 27 east W. M.. containing in acres, more
or less, according to the government survey
thereof, appraised at lioo.uo.
W .o se'.. of section I>. township :ts north,
range 27east W. M., containing sn acres, more
or less, according to the government survey
thereof, appraised at SBOO.OO.
Application No. 7471.
Nw 1 or iieji of section 10, township 38 north,
range 27 east W. M.. containing n» acres, more
or less, according to the government survey
thereof, appraised at $400,00. Improvements
appraised at |B.OO.
Application No. 7608.
S ! oOfsw*4of sec ion 36, township 30 north,
range 26 east W. M , containing mo acres, more
or less, according to the government survey
thereof, appraised at SIIOO.OO.
Application No. 7101.
\\m- of sw' a of section IG. township 30 north,
ange 27 east W M., containing 80 acres, more
or lew. according t" the government survey
thereof, appraised at I*oo.oo.
Application No. 7107.
Ne* iof sw 1 ., of section 16, township 37 north,
range 27 east W. M , containing 40 acres, more
or Ic'S. according to the government snrvev
thereof, appraised at $600.00. Improvements
appraised at $1'.».00.
Application No 7655.
nw_* f and w*.j of sw 1 , "f section ;:i.
township 3J» north, range 27 east W M . contain
ing 120 acres, more or less, according t.» the
government survey thereof, appraised at
fIoOO.OO.
Application No. 7611.
Hot hand sd 4 of nwj 4 of section 11, township
38 north, range 26 east W. M,. containing >* l -
acres, more or less, according to the gove n
i,lent survey thereof, appraised at S,H o;s U .
ied to an casement for a right-of-way for Man
road 6o feel in widl h over and across the s. k
ol nw l ias surveyed and platted by llu state
hi ah wav conmii-sioner. according to the plat
thereof tiled in the otlice of the < ommissioner
ol Public bands by said state highway ' "in
luissioner. which said easement tor said right
of way is forever reserved to the slata.
Application No 7076.
N*£ of sw 1 1. sw 1 ., and nw', of ss 1 4 of se tion
township 38 north, range 26 east v\ M.. con
laining 160 aeros, more er less, according t<» me
government survey thereof, appraised at
$2100.00,
Application No. 7356.
Lots 5 and 6 and the uLjof se‘ k of section o.
township :«* north, range 2»i east W M . con
taining 140.80 acres, more or less, according t -
the government survey thereof, appraiser! a
•T/ofaw? i and sw l 4 of sc', of section town
ship 38 north, rang* '■ east W.M coni
I-.,, acres, mure or less. aeeor*ii tig to ttie g*o eru
men! survey thereof, appraised ui J12U0.01.
Application No. 7055.
m; of sir 1 . of section Hi, township north,
raiiac "7 east IV M , containing ao acres, no
or less, according to the government survey
thereof, appr.ised at f'KMW. Improvements
appraise*! at JH.OO.
Application No. 7l.*>.
N', of lie 1 , of section H, township a- north,
race, with a fat purse of SIOOO, SSOO
a side, depending on the result, to be
run at Riverside in a short time. Brew
ster sports are backing the home man
and Okanogan moneyds behind Brouil
lette. The two men ran a race at the
Riverside fair, Mickle winning. If he
heads off Brouillette, and Brouillette
wants to win, he will have to go some
in the next race.
In tiie vote cast at the primary elec
tion for superior judge in the counties
of Okanogan and Ferry I’endergast.
received 772, Bennett 405, Brown .'1(1(1, 3
Fitzgerald 300, Iloskyn 225, Barry 223,.
At the general election in Novembet
two candidates for judge will he vote<
for, E. K.. Pendergast, of OkanogarJ
and C. H. Bennett, of Ferry, they be
fnjf tne imj who received the hightail
primary vote. I t is easy at this timff|
range 2(5 oust \\ . \l., containing so acres,
"r Itr', airordltip h> thi* government snrvtS,
thereof, appraised hi |Boo.oh. u
U'.jtd nw 1 . of section 12. township 18 nor
range 26 east W. M , containing 80 acres, im s P'
or le>s, according to the government »ui voes
thereof, appraised at f lOUO.ho,
N 1 , of sw'.j and mv'., of se 1 , of section
township :w‘north, range 20 eait \V. M ,eo
taining 120 acres, more or less, according to i wc
government survey thereof, appraised n lf
SI2OO 00.
S' u of sv.' 1 ., of section 12, township .‘IS nort
range 20 east W. M . containing so acres, mo
or less, according to the government snr\.#i
thereof, appraised at ssnn.otr, subject ?c an c;i •
mem for a right-of way for slate road oo feet ip
width over ami across the swf t of sw l , as snr
veyedami platted hythe highway commission
cr, according to the plat thereof tiled in the of
fice ,i the Commissioner of Public Lands by
said state highway commissioner, which said
easement for said right-of-way is forever re
served to the state.
Application No 7051.
W’o of ne' i of section I township north,
range 27 cast W. M.. containing 80 acres, more
or less, according to the government survey
thereof, appraised at sßoo.nu.
Application No. 7052.
Lot of section 10, township isjnorth, range
27 cast NV. M., containing 11.20 acres, more or
le.-s, according to t he government survey t here
of, appraised at |0M.00; improvements up
praise . at 115.00.
Application No. 705:;
Lot 1 of section 9. tow nship 11 north, range 20
cast W. M . coniaining 20.50 acres, more or less,
according to i c government survey thereof,
appraised at. $108.70: subject to an casement for
a right of way for stale road 00 feet in width
over and across said land, as surveyed and
platted by I lie state highway commissioner. ac
cording to the pin thereof tiled in the ollice of
the Commissioner of Public Lands by said stale
highway commissioner, which said easement
for said right-of way is forever reserved to the
state.
Lots 1 ami Jof section 10. tow nship .18 north,
range 20 east \v. M . ontaining •'>: 15acres,more
or less, according lo the government survey
the eof, appraised at $727.25; subject to unease
menl for a right-of-way for state road 00 feel in
width over and across said land, as surveyed
and platted by the slate highway commission
er, according to tin* plat thereof tiled in the
office of the Commissioner of Public Lands by
-aid state highway commissioner, which -aid
.easement for -ant i ight-of-way is forever re
served to the Bhrc; improvements appraised
At 112.00.
Said lands will be sold for not less than the
appraised valm* above stated and upon the
terms and condition* following ;
TSRMS \ N!• CONDITIONS OI BALE Not less
than one-tenth of the purchase price must be
paid at the time of sale to the officer making
the -ale. The purchoser, if he he not the owner
of the improvements, must forthwith pay lo
the officer making the sale the full amount of
the appraised value of the improvements, us
above stated, One tenth of tfie purchase price
must be paid annually thereafter on the tirst
dav of March of each year, with interest on all
deferred payments at t he rate of si \ per centum
per annum, together with accrued in teres on
any balance, at the same rate: Provided, That
any vnnhaser may make lull payment of prin
cipal, interest and statutory ice's at anytime
and obtain deed or stale patent. The purchas
er e»f land containing timber or other valuable
materials is prohibited by law from cutting or
removing any such timber or materials with
out hr- obtaining consent -f the Commission
er of Public Lands oi c c board, until the full
amount of the purchase price has been paid
and deed issued.
All sales of state lands are made subject to
the reservations of oil-, gases, coal, ore-, min
erals and fossils of every name, kind and des
criplion, and to the additional rerms and con
ditions prescribed in the ad of the legislature
approved March 2", 1907, being sec of coup
25<i of the laws of P.h»7.
The above described lands are offered for sale
in pursuance of an order of the board of state
Land Commissioners, and an order of sale dulv
issued ami certified by the Commissioner of
Public Lands of the State of Wa-hington now
on file in the office of the county auditor of
said county.
[seal] ' K. W. HOSS.
Commissioner of Public Lands.
Dale of first publication September 10,1910.
Date of lust publication November 1,1910.
to guess who will be the next judge of
this judicial district, and bis initials
are E. K. I’.
Frank Farnsworth, the widely known
sheepman, who lias made a killing dur
ing tlie past few years out of mutton
and wool, was in town from bis ranch
near Tonasket Tuesday, for the lirsl
time in several months. Mr. Farns
worth has lost none of his old time
congeniality,and seems to have a stran
gle hold on the way to get ahead in the
world. Formerly the gentlemen let
the light of bis countenance beam upon
bis friends hereabouts frequently, but
during the past 18 months his visits
have been few and far between.
Last Friday night Dan Welsh, of
Loomis, put up at the Depot hotel, and
when he pot up in the morning ha dis
covered the absence of a SSO which was
in his possession the night before. Mr.
Welsh remembers of taking a liquid
nightcap at the bar, and from that
time his mind was a blank until he
opened his eyes in the morning. The
proprietor of the place was arrested on
a charge of having in his possession
the sum of SSO as pledgee which he had
received from the complainant. The
case will come on for trial today.
The two hall teams of the public
school, known as the second and third
nines, played an interesting game of
ball Saturday afternoon, and much to
the surprise of all concerned the third
nine won by the score of.'!! to 16. The
little fellows played with a zeal and
determination that was interesting to
those who witnessed the performance,
and the game was highly enjoyable.
What was lacking in science was made
up for in hard work, for every player
was bent upon the one object, and that
was winning for the side lie repre
sented.
VV. S. Boyer, special agent of the
general land office, lias been in this
neighborhood during the past week
spying around as the duties of hisoilice
require, seeing that applicants for
slices of the public domain are com
plying with the law. So long as the
man seeking to secure land is living
lot. J. A. Gorden, |L)K.
Oroville, Wash.
CURLEW ICE CREAM
Newell’s. “Best ever.”
vil
SHINGLES 1 SHINGLES!
I on Dr. Beale ifor extra clear Oftic
les. _
TAXIDERMISTS. |^.
mey Bros., the Chesaw taxider
, guarantee their work against
and insect damage, and mount
ecimens true to life. Write for ORO
>.
WANTED. C.
d hundred chickens at the Hotel
a urn.
WHY DON’T YOU i rr i
your cream to the Oroville Cream- 0r O
Wo noir fVin V*i m\, VnSr.v.’i?"
bia line to the gulf of Mexico, and the
change of conditions will be so dis
tinctly marked that the chances are
Mr. Green will be hiking northward
in a short time.
Clair Hunt, alloting agent on the
south half of the Colville reservation,
was in Oroville Saturday and Sunday.
The nature of the work Mr. Hunt has
to perforin is picking out and awarding
Indian claimants entitled to land on
the south half the full measure of prop
erty the law allows each individual.
There are numerous claimants and the
work of dividing up the territory to
the satisfaction of the beneficiaries is
slow, and it will be two or three years
before the job is finished and the resi
due of the land thrown open to settle
ment. Mr. Hunt was here to see and
secure the signatures of some Indian
claimants for railroad right-of-way.
The gentleman is not in robust health,
but ids natural cheerfulness is not af
fected by bodily ills.
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IN tIKtIOUII'tI
Officers and members Mayflower
I lodge Rebekah degree, No. 174. I. <>.
<>. F., we, your committee on resolu-
I tions of condolence on the deatli of our
j beloved sister, Alice Mcliargue, beg
i leave to submit the following:
Whereas, The grim reaper death has
entered our lodge and removed from
' our midst our dear sister Alice Mc
! Hargue, bringing sorrow and lone
| liness into her home, and to us all a
j realization of the shortness of this life
and the necessity of making read\ to
enjoy the life to come.
Resolved, That we, the entire lodge
deeply regret the death of our esteemed
sister, and extend to the bereaved
family our deepest sympathy, and that
while they mourn the loss of their
dear one. we mourn the loss of a dear
friend and sister.
Resolved, That these expressions of
our fraternal sympathy lie sent to the
! bereaved family, a copy of these reso
* lulions be spread upon the minutes of
this lodge as a tribute to her memory,
a copy be sent to the Washington Odd
Fellow, and the local paper for publi
i cation. That our charter be draped in
j mourning for a period of 3d days.
Mary O. Brown,
Hold ah Smith,
Bell Long,
Committee.
1 Loomis, Wash., Sept. 22, 1910.
$1.50 PER YEAR
"11.1. IM PROVE THE LAND.
Recently Geo. H. Ellis and Jas. K.
Forde secured 80 acres of land on the
Hat just east of town, and while not
having a water front is only a short
distance from Osoyoos lake. It was an
Indian allotment, and taking into con
sideration its location,its configuration,
the readiness in which water can be
distributed to almost any part of the
land it is one of the most desirable
tracts for orchard purposes in the north
part of the county. The major por
tion of this choice piece of land is al
most perfectly level, and could not be
better situated for easy irrigation.
One of the objects of Mr. Ellis’ visit, to
Oroville at this time is to make ar
rangements for clearing oil the land,
upon which there is a scattering growth
of small sage brush, and breaking it
up preparatory to setting out trees in
the spring. It is the intention to sell
20 acres in its present condition, if the
turn can be made, and set out at least
10 acres of the balance of the piece to
fruit. Provisions will be made for
putting water on the tract, either from
the big' ditch or an independent sys
tem. Mr. Ellis believes that the best
way to make land adapted to the grow
ing of fruit valuable and saleable is by
improving it, and that plan will he
followed in this case. The Ellis-Forde
tract is in the midst of the large
tract that is being reclaimed by the
Fast Oroville Orchards company, and
this addition to the long and broad
stretch of territory watered by that
company's system of ditches will in
time make of the big Hat one vast or
chard, supporting a considerable popu
lation immediately tributary to Oro
ville. When once in bearing this Hat
will produce prolilically of the finest
fruit that grows. Its capability is es
tablished, us the land adjoins and the
soil is similar to that of the Okanogan
Smith orchard, where sturdy trees,
nearly half a century old, annually
yield enormous crops of the best fruit
to be found in the market.
111-; DIO HIS DUTY.
A. M. Storch, the amiable and al
ways happy natured young Okanogan
(the town) attorney, spent Tuesday in
Oroville. lie was here to attend the
called meeting of the new republican
county central committee, and came
burdened with proxies, which was all
iair in itself, as 11 relieved fho parties
he represented of a long trip, and Mr.
Starch is not the man to abuse a trust
placed in him. And he did not. But
that is another story. Mr. Storch was
the census supervisor of the district
embracing eastern Washington, and he
performed his duties diligently, pains
takingly and thoroughly. He put in
long hours of hard labor, and put forth
his best efforts to secure a full and ac
curate ennumeration. He was ably as
sisted by a large corps of otlice and
Held deputies He states that it will
probably be some weeks heforejthe
census bureau gives out the returns for
this district. The delay is caused by
the marvelous increase of population
in eastern Washington during the past
decade. The figures startle the heads
of the bureau, and clerks are checking
over the returns and footings. Mr.
Stock did not ransack graveyards and
list passengers passing through on
trains, and hence has no apprehensions
of any curtailment of the reports as
submitted.
COUNCIL CROCKED!NKS
Minutes of the meeting of the town
council of the town of Oroville, Mon
day, September 211. 1910.
Present Mayor McMahan,and(Joun
cilmen Davis, Desmond, Kvans and
Signs.
Minutes of previous meeting read
and approved.
The following bill was allowed; No.
Wash. Power t'o., lights for August,
*3O.
Mayor McMahan instructed the fi
nance committee to confer with the of
-1 licials of the Bank of Oroville and the
First National bank and ascertain what
interest they will nay on the city’s
monthly balance, and report next meet
ing night.
The street superintendent was in
structed by the council to have lights
placed at both ends of the upper Oka
nogan bridge and Similkameen bridge.
On motion the council adjourned.
E. S. Taylor,
Clerk of the Town of Oroville.
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LOOMIS >l. E. CHURCH NOTES,
Sunday school 10:30 a. m., preaching
s p. ra., Sunday, October 2.
Harvest home supper by the Ladies'
Aid in M. E. church Wednesday even
ing. October 5.
Annual Sunday school rally day,
Sunday evening, October 9.

CHURCH NOTES.
Methodist services Sunday, October
2, 1910 : Ten a. in., bible school ; 11 a.
m., morning worship, subject—“ The
Secret of Success in Christian Work” ;
7:30 p. in., evening worship, subject—
“ What is a Christian V” You are cor
dially invited to these services.
A. Bauman, Pastor.

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