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WASHINGTON, OREGON AND IDAHO CENTRAL WASHINGTON BOOMS Land Values Have Steadily Advanced Under Influx of Homeseekers Past Year. WEXATCHEE. June 5. —The influx of settlers to central Washington has had a decided effect on land values and the prices have about doubled in many places since one year ago. This is true of the Entiat valley, as well as of the Wenatehee valley fruit lands. Shinn & Co., of Spokane, are investing heavily in frut lands of the small but beautiful valley of the Entiat river. Robert Gaines, a prominent rancher of that section, is in the city today and in speaking of land values in that vicin- ity, said: "One year ago J. A. McArthur was offered $8,000 for his ranch, which comprised 200 acres, sixty of which are under the ditch, but refused, saying he would take $9,000. A few days ago Shinn & Co. offered $15,000 and he re fused to sell. The Cowan place, one mile from the mouth of the Entiat, was bought for $3,000. It has been sold to Shinn & Co. for $10,000. E. T. Mauk paid $3,500 for his place two miles from the mouth of the river about two years ago and everybody thought he was crazy. It is now said that he has been offered $15,000. Chas. Harris, who offered his place for sale last year for $7,000. has refused $20,- 000 for it." Mr. Gaines himself is afraid to put a price on his place for fear someone will take him up. Commence New School House. KEXXEWICK. June 5. —J. C. Gor man, the North Yakima contractor and builder, who has the contract for the new school house, has arrived and let the contract for excavating the basement to Jack Schwindler, who be gan work Tuesday morning, says the Courier. The foundation for the new building will be of cement stone and the walls of Walla Walla brick. Some of the contractor's men are here. The brick layers will come down from Xorth Yakima. WE BUY THE RAW PAPER We Make It Into The finished Book It takes up-to-date machinery to do up-to-date work —we have the machinery. It takes up-to-date workmen to operate up-to-date machinery—we have the workmen. Special loose leaf Ledgers, special flat opening solid leaf Ledgers. Any kind of a book with any kind of cover from the cheap canvas to the best of calf or morocco. Our work is as good as the best, and the best is none too good. Our prices are as low as paid for inferior work. We can do the work; we need the patronage. Small jobs get the same careful attention as large ones. * * !* fe » * * * * We Rule; We Print; We Bind EES STATESMAN COMPANY NORTH COAST .SELLS PROPERTY North Yakima Holdings, Including De- pot Grounds, Transferred to W. C. NORTH YAKIMA, June 5.—A1l the property that the North Coast railway bought in this city for its station and freight depot grounds, consisting of about thirty lots, has been transferred to Walter Clymer Barnes, of New York city. The consideration for nine-tenths of the property was $44,468, and for some small pieces $1 was given as the consideration. The property was held by A. Grant Smith, of Spokane, secretary and treas urer of the North Coast road. The meaning of this transfer could not be learned here this evening. Barnes is supposed to represent the eastern con nections of the road. LAKESIDE. June 5. —An addition ib being made to the Lakeview house by the proprietor. Mr. Darnell. Other buildings are being painted and other wise improved. Would Hear "Little Bob." PROSSER, June s.—The Young Men's republican club has sent an in vitation to Senator I,a Follette, of Wisconsin, who is expected to be in Spokane on the 14th inst., on his way west, to stop off here and make a speech, and if the invitation is accept ed the distinguished Wisconsin states man will be warmly welcomed. The Prosser republican club, compos ed of the older members of the party, will no doubt second the invitation at their meeting Monday night. Electric Road Makes Progress. WAVERLY, June s.—During the past been named are: President, R. H. Rus month progress has been unusually sell; vice president, Robert Gerry; di rapid in construction wark on the rector, Rufus Fullerton. It is the in electric road, says the Gazette. The tention of the company to erect either several camps between this point and a brick or concrete building, but the Mount Hope have bended all their en- safe and fixtures, as soon as they ar ergies to the work of getting their con- rive, will temporarily be installed in tracts completed and have succeeded a wooden building in order to get well. It can now be said that the down to business as soon as possible. Barnes, of New York. Enlarging Hotel. grade is complete between this place and Spokane, with a few minor excep- tions, where everything will be com- pleted within the next three or four days. Pomeroy News Items. Wm. White has an invitation to a wedding in Spokane which will occur on the 12th inst., when James Walter Rigsby, formerly of this county, will lead to the altar Gertrude, daughter of E. L. Powell, formerly of Waitsburg. J. G. Trosper measured the rainfall at his place on Meadow Gulch and found it had reached a depth of 2 inches on Wednesday morning. That ought to soak the ground to a depth of six or eight inches. Gilbert Dixson has bought twenty five acres of land in the vicinity of Walla Walla and will move his family down there in the latter part of the month. Mr. and Mrs. Dickson and Roy and Miss Anna went down this week to look after things about the new home. S. A. Madge Buys Ranch. PROSSER, June 5. —S. A. Madge, of Olympia, deputy collector of internal revenue, who has been visiting here on leave with his wife for ten days, left for home yesterday. While here he purchased two irrigated tracts, one at Grandview, eight miles northwest of town, of fifteen acres, at $80, and an other at $120, just across the river from this city. Mr. Madge will at once improve the latter place and says he will move his family to Prosser on account of the climate. He will set out ten acres of orchard. First Bank of Pasco. R. H. Russell, of Genesee, was in Pasco last week and before leaving organized a joint stock company for the purpose of establishing the first bank of Pasco, which will be known as the First Bank of Pasco, says the Express. The company _ will be com posed principally of local business men. It will be incorporated and will open shop with a capitalization of $25,000. The officers who up to this time have THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. OFFICES NOT TO OE ABOLISHED Receivers In U. S. Land Offices Need Not be Alarmed About Their WASHINGTON, June 5. —Chairman Tawney and his associates on the com- mittee on apropriations, refused to ac cept suggestions made by Mr. Lacey of lowa, chairman of the public lands committee, to lop off the appropria tion for the payment of salaries of re ceivers of land offices, which is al ways carried in the sundry civil ap propriation bill. Mr. T,acey was de feated in his own committee when he tried to put through a bill abolishing these offices, and endeavored to have the committee on appropriations car ry the thing through by refusing to provide money for them. The reason given for refusing to do this was "that the committee was going to have trouble enough on the floor when the sundry civil bill came up, without bringing nearly all the western mem bers into line in opposition." This kills the proposal to abolish these of fices, which was urged by Land Com sioner Richards and the secretary of the interior. TRY TO PARDON ELECTION CROOKS Petitions Are Being Circulated In the Interest of Steffins, Rebstock SACRAMENTO, June 4.—A petition was circulated this morning asking Governor Pardee to pardon Stefflns, Rebstock and Wiman, convicted in San Francisco of election irregulari ties. The petition recites mitigating circumstances and says that the men have been adequately punished. The original Laxative Cough Syrup is Kennedv'a Laxative Honey and Tar. It expels all cold from the system by acting as a cathartic on the bowels. Kennedy's Laxative Honey and Tar « a certain, safe and harmless cure for colds, croup and whooping cough. Sold by L L. Tallman. Positions. and Wiman. Boy Hurt by Train. EVERETT, June 5. —While attempt ing to board a moving freight train in the Great Northern yards, the 11-year old son of Frank D. Johnson missed his footing and slipped under the wheels in such a manner as to crush both feet. The lad was removed to the hospital, where his right foot was amputated at the ankle and the left foot at the in step. RUNNING SORES COVERED LIMBS Little Girl's Obstinate Case of Eczema — Instantaneous Relief By Cuticura—Little Boy's Hands and Arms Also Were a Mass of Torturing Sores — Grateful Mother Says: "CUTICURA REMEDIES A HOUSEHOLD STANDBY" "In reply to your letter I write you my experience, and you are privileged to use it as you see fit. Last year, after having my little girl treated by a very prominent physician for an obsti nate case of eczema, I resorted to the Cuticura Remedies, and was so well pleased with the almost instantaneous relief afforded that we discarded the physician's prescription and relied en tirely on the Cuticura Soap, Cuticura Ointment, and Cuticura Pills. When we commenced with the Cuticura Rem edies her feet and limbs were covered with running sores. In about six weeks we had her completely well, and there has been no recurrence of the trouble. "In July of this year a little boy in our family poisoned his hands and arms with poison oak, and in twenty-four hours his hands and arms were a mass of torturing sores. We used only the Cuticura Remedies, washing his hands and arms with the Cuticura Soap, and anointed them with the Cuticura Oint ment, and then save him the Cuticura Resolvent. In about three weeks his hands and arms healed up; so we have lots of cause for feeling grateful for the Cuticura Remedies. We find that the Cuticura Remedies are a valuable household standby, living as we do twelve miles from a doctor, and where it costs from twenty to twenty-five dol lars to come up on the mountain. Respectfully, Mrs. Lizzie Vincent Thomas, Fairmount, Walden's Ridge, Tenn., Oct. 13, 1905." Complete External end Internal Treatment for Every Humor, from Pimple* to Scrofula, from Infancy to Age, consisting of Cuticura Soap, 25c„ Ointment, 50c., Reeofv ent, 50c. (in form of Chocolate Coated Pills, 25c. per vial of dO), may be had of all druggists. A tingle set often cures the most distressing cases when all else falls. Potter Drug * Chem. Corp., Sole Props., Boston, Mass. Mr Mailed Free, 44 Hov to Cure Torturing. Disfiguring Humors," and 44 The Great Skin Book." WELLMAN'S EXPEDITION Explorer Tells Plans to Reach the Pole by Airship. FIRST TESTS EN SPITZBEBGEN. After They Have Been Made, Party Expects to Start on Polar Flight In Angnit — Hopes to Reach the Goal In From Two to Seven Days—Two Motor Sledges Will Be Carried — If Successful, the News Will be Flash Ed by Wireless Telegraphy. The night before he sailed for Eu rope recently Walter Wellman, the arc tic explorer and newspaper correspond ent who is going to try this summer to reach the north pole by means of an airship, spoke confidently of his expe dition to a New York Times reporter. He said: "Of course I expect to reach the pole. My friends in America will know of my success almost as soon as my ship circles above the long sought for spot, for the news will be sent by wire less telegraphy, so you see I will not be utterly isolated from the civilized world." Maxwell J. Smith, a wireless tele graph expert who has had considerable experience in the United States, has been selected to be one of the party of five who will sail on the airship. He will assist Mr. Wellman in Paris in making final preparations and gather ing the necessary scientific apparatus. Mr. Wellman is accompanied by Major Henry B. Hersey. who will represent the United States weather bureau and also the National Geographical socie ty. Besides Mr. Wellman, Major Hersey and Mr. Smith, two Frenchmen will be taken on the trip. One will be Gas ton Hervieu, one of the most expert aeronauts in Europe and an engineer of ability. The fifth man will be another aeronaut and mechanic to be selected after Mr. Wellman reaches Paris. "Besides these five men," said Mr. Wellman, "the Immediate members of the expedition will Include several oth ers. Dr. W. N. Fowler of Bluffton, Ind., will be the physician and sur geon; Felix Riesenberg of Chicago, a former member of the United States coast and geodetic survey, will have special charge of the nautical Instru ments; Alexander Llwenthal, who was associated with Count Zeppelin In the famous airship experiments In Ger many and Switzerland, will Join the party in Paris. We are also going to take an Adirondack guide. Francis H. Buzzacott is the man. His father was a guide, and he has had especial expe rience In arctic and antarctic regions. Mr. Wellman said that the entire party will assemble at Tromso, Nor way, early In June. With ten Norwe gian mechanics and workmen the par ty will Include about twenty men ex cfaalve of the crew of Be vgqteen on the TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 190« ice steamer Frithjof, which has been chartered for two years. "The first section of the party will leave Tromso for Spitzbergen early la June and the second section about June 20," added Mr. Wellman. "Tbe latter place is 600 miles from Tromso, and the north pole is also 000 miles from Spitzbergen, so the latter place, which is our headquarters for tbe start, Is our halfway house, you see. Tl» mechanics will build at Spitzbergen a big house for the balloon, and toward the end of July we hope to make our first experiments with the airship. "We are carrying to Spitzbergen a hundred tons of sulphuric acid and six ty-five tons of iron filings with which to make our hydrogen gas. We cannot mabe tests with tbe inflated balloon in Paris because the atmospheric condi tions are so different. At Spitzbergen we will get during the summer practi cally the same temperature that we will encounter at the pole, about freez ing point. Of course if any defect should be found in the ship the trip would have to be postponed, but if ev erything works right the start for the pole will be made as early aS possible in August. "How long do we expect to be gone? Well, that depends upon the winds and unforeseen circumstances. If I get to the pole it ought to be in froin two to seven days. As the airship will be equipped with two motors, it will trav el from twelye to nineteen miles an hour. All previous ones have been de signed for speed only, and while my ship will weigh but little more than the famous Lebaudy airship, which trav eled a hundred miles. It will carry vast ly more weight. We will carry provi sions for seventy-five days and 5.M0 pounds of gasoline. That will be enough to take us 1,800 miles, so with everything golug our way we can sail to the pole and home again without landing. It will depend entirely upon the winds we encounter at the l>ole whether we return to Spitzbergen or not We will make for the nearest point of land that Is available." Mr. Wellmar. will take with him two motor sledges, each weighing 200 pounds, so In case the airship collapse* on the Ice It will be possible "to S® home as slow freight," as Mr. Well man expressed It. "We are carrying a return ticket with us, and we hope to use it," he exclaimed. One of these motor sledges was fin ished in Paris and has been tried out recently in Norway, giving satisfac tion. The second has been built In the United States and will be taken to Norway for tests. These motor sledge* have three and a half horsepower «- glnes and are made to tow arctw sledges which will be carried along. In oider to facilitate the receipt of Wireless telegraph messages from tbe airship two wireless telegraph stations are to be erected, one at Hamerfest, Norway, and the other on the steamer Frithjof at Spitzbergen. If the airsbi* Continued on Page Three.