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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1M8.
EIGHT PAGES UH BRIEF RECORD OF COUNTY EVENTS Special Correspondence : PAGE SIX. ffar HIM T MANY HOME SEEKERS ARE COMING TO HERMISTON la Land of Promlsey Irrigation la IIoiiikI to Make It Great Butter Creek Telephone eoiiiaiiy Arrang ee to Put In riwnes Very Soon; Have Men. at Work Iur OouncU nien Reshn -Thieves Break In Va rious Places. Hermlston, Feb. 10. Many home aeikers are flocking Into Hermlston at this time This Is the place for the fioniemaker. The land and the water are here and It now depends on the efforts of man to make the best of what Is here. In two years' time there will be vast acres of crops rais ed here. Many, acres or rrult trees will be growingjwhich will soon pro duce the finest fruit that tan be had In the Inland empire. Hermlston Is the place to make a home. For Telephone System. The Butter Creek Telephone com pany has entered Into a contract with the Pendleton Electric company for switchboard and station complete. The switchboard will be of a capacity of 100 phones, and more will be add ed as needed. The company has a large force of men at work putting up poles and stringing wires in this vicinity. Cotincilmen Resign. At a recent meeting of the city council Messrs. Irvln and Stewart re signed and the vacancies were filled by Messrs. E. P. Dodd and W. H Skinner. The State Library commission has Just sent a choice lot of books for the library at this place, and they can be secured at the Hermlston Bank & Trust company's office. Thieves Break In and Steal. A few evenings ago a couple of thieves broke Into the O. R. & N. tool house and stole several pounds of dynamite. They then broke into the cash drawer at the Hermlston ho tel and secured some chnnge, and oth' er places showed signs of having been tampered with, though nothing of value was missing. There Is no clue. The real estate dealers of ihe west end of the county report more land deals of late than they have made In some time. The people know the value of the land under the different projects, and this is only the begin ning of a great land boom. Irriga tion will make the west end f Uma tilla county one of the greatest sec tions of homes, orchard- and fields any where in the United States. II I WELL KNOWN PEOPLE LEAVE FOR CALIFORNH LmmI Leased for the Purpose of Hatelng Vegetables and Water Mel ons Qiutrantino lUlscd on Home of .Milton People Social Dunce Proves to Bo Great Success The Market Day Solieiiie at Freewater Will Prove a Great Success. NORMAL WINS AGAIN. In of Home Team Carries Off Honors Game at Walla Walla. Weston, Feb. 10. In the game basketball between Pearsons' acad emy of Walla Walla and the Weston Normal teams which was played at Walla Walla Friday evening, the nor mal team won by a score of 16 to 18. The game was a return contest, Wes son having won the game two weeks ago also. The Normal team is a hummer. Dr. Miles Hopkins formerly of this place a recent graduate of the Phil adelphia Homeopathy institute has passed successfully in the Washing ton examination, and he expects to locate at North Yakima. Milton, Feb. 10. Saturday, Mr. and Mrs.. A. M. Elam and daughter. Miss Bertie Elam, and Miss Llna Coe, left for California, where they will remain several weeks. They loft with the Walla Walla contingent for the southern part of California. A. M. Elum has leased 10 acres of land to Couch brothers of this place and five acres to J. L. Long. They propose to raise water melon., peas, etc., on this land. Wm. Forsythe recently sold a five acre tract of land from his home place to Arthur Van Ausdle for $250. The quarantine on the home of M. R. Hudson has been raised. The place was quarantined for a few weeks on account of scarlet fever. The dance given . Frl lay at Mos grove hall was a very enjoyable af fair. Music was furnislnd by Ma.'e'a orchestra of Walla Walla. Freewater News. Freewater, Feb. 10. The people of this section are taking great Intel esc in the market day scheme and the first one will be held next Saturday, the 15th. It promises to be a great success, as the farmers seem to hate plenty of stuff to dispose of, and a ffhe auctioneer has been secured. Mr. and Mrs. M.'J. Reynolds have returned from an extended visit to her home in Illinois. A new telephone company has been organized by the ranchers living along theeast side of the Walla Walla riv er. The company has made arrange ments to connect with the Pacific States company, which will give them a good service. INDIAN LANDS SOLD. of Government Sells Tlioii.samls Acres of Rich Holdings. Secretary Garfiefd of the interior department, says of the sales of In dian lands during the past year The following Indian lands have been opened during the last fiscal year: Under a sealed bid plan 380, 790.69 acres Belonging to the Kiowa Comanche and Apache Indians in Oklahoma were disposed of to the highest bidders for $4,015, 3S5.25, an aveniee of $10.50 npr acre. '; Five hundred "no eighty-eight farm Units, aggregating 32.287.93 acres within tpft Huntley Irrigation project, which formed a part of the former Crow Indian reservation in Montana, were opened to entry on July 27, 1904, and 79 of these tracts have been entered at the last re ports. Laws have been enacted for the dispoal of the following Indian lands: Colvllle reservation. Wash., 1,000,000 acres; Flathead reservation, Mont., 1,000.000 acres: Yakima reservation, Wash., 1,145.000 acres: Blackfoot reservation, Mont., 600,000 acres; Lower Brule reservation. S. Dak., 55,000 acres; Coeur d'Alene reserva tion, Idaho,. S10.000 acres; Rosebud reservation, S. Dak., 835.000 acres; Lemhi reservation, Idaho, 84,000 acres. Steps are now being taken preliminary to the opening of theae lands nxt year. WYOMING LAND OPENING. Government Will Throw Open 150, 000 Acres of Irrigable Land In Eden Valley. The opening of 150,000 acres ofIr- rigable land in Eden valley, Wyo ming, June 1, is expected to draw farmers from all sections of the mid dle southwest. A $1,000,000 irriga tion works is being completed and water will be delivered In quantity sufficient to supply 30.000 acres by June 1. The quality of the lands to be opened is said to be exceptional and the price, fixed by the Carey act is unusually cheap, says ' the Kansas City Star. The population of Wyoming has gone up 30,000 in the last six months, and not without reason. There are in the state 10,000,000 acres of land subject to Irrigation and cultivation; the wool clip of the state was worth $12,000,000 in 1907, and will be $3, 000,000 greater in the current year, and the government irrigation work, which Is rapidly filling the state with farmers, Is going ahead without Impediments. TO TRY 3PKINLEY APRIL 13. Prominent Land Thief, Coming Rome from the Orient to Face Charges. " Horace G. McKinley, Beau Brum mel of the minor Oregon land thieves, faro dealer in China, soldier of for tune and affinity of Little Egypt, will step into the lime light of land fraud publicity once more Monday , April JS. when he wll face Judge Wolver- ton In the United States federal courl to be tried by Judge Tracey C. Beck er for the crime of forgery, says the Oregon Daily Journal, The court Has so aecreea. McKinley is on Missouri Blacksmith Shop PILOT ROCK, ORE We are now ready for your work ' In our new building. Right prices and prompt serv ice. Call and see us for horse hoeing, wagon repairing, Macksmlthlng and machine work. COPEUHD &TS0H ....... in - ,i now bupij'joc - iic .e trackless wastes of the great Pacific speeding to Portland In charg of a guard to answer for his having run away from the merciful clutch of Mr. Heney and Mr. Burns and thus avoiding his trial on several pending Indictments. It Is supposed that he will be in Portland safely tucked away in the county Jail by the time the April term of court opens and for this reason Mr. Heney yesterday afternoon asked that his case be placed first on the docket of the pend ing cases. Idaho's Reclamation Projects. The state of Idaho has 13 Carey act projects, covering 886,500 acres of land, and two government recla mation projects reclaiming 522,000 acres, aside from the numerous pri vate projects. The state also has three million acres of choice land that Is susceptible of irrigation. 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