1916, Herman Bartelt buys land in Washington
By Barbara January 10, 2002 at 07:34:52
Cheney Free Press, Cheney, WA, Spokane county, Friday Feb. 4, 1916.
BIG STOCK FARM BRINGS GOOD PRICE
1300-Acre Holdings of Wm. Hathaway Taken Over by Farifield Man-To Raise Horses.
A big transaction affecting Cheney farm lands was closed this week through the agency of William McCabe.The valuation was not stated, but is estimated by good judges to amount to a total of nearly $50,000.
The land consists of 1300 acres of stock grasing land located eight miles south of Cheney.It was owned by William Hathaway, and is said to be one of the best stock farms in the vicinity of this city.
The purchaser is Herman Bartelt of Fairfield.Mr. Bartelt annouces that he will stock the place as soon as spring opens.It is his purpose to raise blooded stock, particularly horses, and he intends to specialize in these animals, although other stock also will be reared in quantities.
As part consideration for the land, Mr. Hathaway accepted in exchange a house and a block of lots in the town of Latah, 80 acres of land near Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, and 300 acres lying eight miles southwest of Great Falls, Mont.The balance was paid in cash.
Mr. Hathaway has not announced what his plans are for the future.Mr. Bartelt was already a heavy holder of farm lands, owning 800 acres of fine wheat land near Fairfield.This he will continue to hold and cultivate, and it is expected he will place his new acquistion under direction of an overseer.
This is one of the largest realty deals closed in this vicinity for several months, and as it is the dull season for the realty market, is regarded as giving encouraging signs for an active demand as soon as spring arrives.