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WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD
VOLUME I.—NO. 9.
MILLION DOLLARS
IN FREIGHT
REBATES
RODNEY SWIFT ACCUSES HARVES
TER COMPANY OF EXACTING
THIS FROM RAILROADS
IS A STOCKHOLDER
MONEY PAID TO ONE BRANCH OF
HARVESTER COMPANY ALONE
WAS $450,000
CHICAGO, July 11.—Another at
tack was made this afternoon npon
the International Harvester company
by Rodney B. Swift formerly head of
the experimental department of the
MoCormick pranch of the harvester
company. Swift's connection with
the company was severed some months
ago and snit commenced against him
by the officials of tbe company, who
alleged that he had defranded the
company out of the proceeds of
the sale of a patent. In his bill filed
this afternoon Swift, as a stock
holder, demands an accounting from
the company and demands that [the
court force the company to cease tak
ing rebates from the rai'dcad com
panies aud money said by Swift to
have been illegally exacted from the
railroads in the past.
Swift declares that up to September
SO, 1902, tbe MoCormick branch of
the harvester company alone forced
the railroads to pay it, jthiough re
bates and the operation of the Illi
nois Northern road, a sum in excess
o* $3,000,000. Up to the same date
the money paid in rebates to the
Piano branch of the harvester com
pany through the agenoy of the
Chicago, West Pullman & Southern
railroad amounted to $500,000.
Swi'tt asserts that the alleged il
legal rebates {made to the Internation
al Harvester company since 1902
amount to more than $1,000,000.
DECIDES AGAINST
PURCHASE OF PLANT
CITY COUNCIL REJECTS PROPO
SITION OF BUYING WENAT
CHEE ELECTRIC COMPANY'S
PLANT
At its meeting last night the city
conncil decided to reject the proposi
tion of the Wenatchee Electrio Comp
any to sell its plant to the city at a
price of $100,000.
Will H. Parry of Seattle appeared
before the conncil two weeks ago with
the proposition and it was referred to
the finance committee of the conncil,
wbijh made a thorough investigation
of the plant.
It was decided that the prioe asked
is exorbitant and that the plant itself
is not an investment which would re
commend itself to c conservative buy
er. It is stated that there is insuffi
cient water supply to make it possible
to increase >he plant to keep pace with
the growth of the city and that at
times during tbe winter, the stream
freezes ap ent.rely and the city is
without light or power. As it has
been decided that the plant is totally
inadequate to the needs of the oity
it is probable that this will end negot
iations for the purchase of the plant
as far as the oity is concerned.
Rev. O. W. Minszer, presiding el
der of this district was in town yes
terday and today. He held the
Fourth Qnartrly Conference of the
M E. Church last night.
A hundred hens, a hundred dollars.
It's easy.
PROJECT WILL BE
CARRIED CUT
AT ONCE
COMPANY TO IRRIGATE THREE
THOUSAND ACRES ACROSS
COLUMBIA RIVER
WILL PUMP WATER
SIX PUMPING STATIOMS TO BE ES-
TABLISHED ALONG EAST
SIDE OF RIVER
W. G. Stewart who will have
charge of the engineering work in
connection with the proposition of
iriigating the lands in Columbia val
ley arrivd ia the city yesterday and
will at once begin the work of estab
lishing levels and selection of pump
ing stations.
Mr. Stewart states that it is the
intention of the oomoany t; water the
lands from a point six miles above
Wenatchee to eight miles below. The
amount of available laud is estimated
at 5,000 acres although until the lev
els are established this cannot be de
finitely determined. Of this amount
the company will be in a postiion by
next spring to irrigate about 3,000
acres.
Power for operating the pumping
stations will be secured from an elect
ric plant to be estabiishd at the fall of
the Wenatchee river above Leaven
worth and about 24 miles above tbe
junotiou with the Columbia, and it
will develop at the start, aprpoximate
ly 5,000 horse power which can at any
time be increased, as at this point
there is an enormous supply of pow
er at all times. The water for irri
gating will be pumped from the Col
umbia river at six different points and
supplied to the farmers at a cost of
$80 per acre for a perpetual right and
a maintainance fee of $4 per aore per
year.
Mr. Stewart has been for the last
two years engaged in the govrnment
reclamation service and is thoroughly
posted on the subject of irrigation.
He states that the government has
found that irrigation by means of
pnmping is far more satisfactory than
the gravity system and he be'ieves
that it is the method which will be
generally used for reclaiming arid
lands. Whenever an irrigating ditch
breaks as in the case of the high
lihe ditch r a few weeks ago, the
whole valley nnder the dito l, is with
out water, whereas with a pumping
system, if one station breaks down the
others can be con eoted with the
ditch and the lands are never with
out water.
Mr.Stewart believes that the lands
near Wenatcthee are particularly
adapted to this system and states
that its success here depends upon the
farmers themselve.s ana that with
their "co operation it will be possible
to establish here a plant which will
be a model of its kind. Already a
large nrmber of contracts have been
secured from the farmers and it is
believed that the remainder will not
be slow In availing themselves of
this golden opportunity.
FOUNDATION COMPLETED
The foundation work on the new
two story brick business blook of C.
A. Bower is about finished. Work
on the brick laying will commence in
a few days.
MAKE GOOD SALE.
Bousquet and Holm report the sale
of the Lee Cameron improved tract
of three acres to John Griffith of
Newport, Wash, for the sum of S3,
200.
R. K. Pbyfe and family now at
the Elberta Hotel 01 a pleasure trip
will be in town for a few days be
fore going on to the Coast.
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY. JULY 12, 1905.
ALL THEY WANT IS
A BILLION
DOLLARS
JAPANESE WILL ASK THIS SUM
WHEN IT COMES TO MAK
ING PEACE
POLITICIANS' VIEW
PROFESSORS WOULD HAVE JAPAN
TAKE MANCHURIA AND
PART OF SIBERIA
VICTORIA, B.C. July 11.—Mail
advices reoieved by the Empress of
India today include views of Toluo
political parties and politicians of
Japan with egard to [peace {terms to
be soured by Japan.
The terms proposed by the prog
ressive party are the cession of Sakha
lin, acquirement of fishing right on
the Siberrian coast, opening of the
port of Vladivostok, acquirement rf
the Chinese Eastera railway by . T a.an,
the inheritance of all rights of Russia
m Manchuna by Japan and an indem
nity of a billion dollars.
GIVES UP A MILLION
Girl Goes on Stage and Is Disinherined by
Grandfather who is im
mensely Wealthy
CHICAGO, Tuesday, July 11—Dis
inherited by her grandfather because
she refused to give up the stage, Miss
Antonette Perry, a member of "Mrs.
Temple's Telegram" Company, now
pla r iig at the Paris Theatre, lost n
million or more. Tbe grandfather is
C. L. Hall,a former state senator of
Colorado, and one of the best known
mining men In the state. He is owner
of the famous Mammoth mine whone
output equals, if it does not exceed
that of the celebrated Independence
mine.
A year ago be disinherited one of
his daughters, Mrs. Georgo Wessels,
a member of William Gillette's
0 mpany, for disobeying him in the
same way.
WANTS APPROPRIATION.
Mrs. Frank Reeves, who has been
ohosen as hostess for Ch«lau County
at the Portland Fair, appeared before
the oity conncil last night, backed up
by her oorps of eight assistants and
asked that the city fathers make an
appropriation of funds for the pur
pose of enabling ber to entertain in
fitting style at the Exposition. She
suggests that the Wenatchee band b->
sent to tbe fair to help along.
The o nncil took the matter un
der consideration and appointed com
mittee to see what can be done about
it.
L M. LANE IN TOWN.
L. M. Lane arrived yesterday from
Seattle. He will be in town for
some time to oversee the construct
ion of his briok business block on
Wenatohee Avenue. The excavation
is now done and a portion of the
building material on the ground.
The funeral of Esther Dyer, the
sixteen months old child of Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Dyer, was held yesterday
from G. G. Hail's undertaking par
lorß. The Rev. Mr Corbley con
ducted the services.
Mrs. Eatherine Dean, Deputy Mat
ron of the asylum at Medioal Lake
arrived on the morning train and will
leave this afternoon with Ansis Mc
Goban who was comtmitted to that
institution Monday.
Heavy rain in New York floods
Wall Street. A new supply of water
ed stock will propably be issued soon
by the enerprising brc kers.
Wanted —A yonng man to act ac
reporter for the World, apply at office.
ONE LOT
Just west of High School Buildiug,
if sold at once, CASH, - - - $50.00
THE BEST SNAP IN TOWN
ARTHUR GUNN
. . . REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL AGENT . . .
Cor. Wenatchee Aye. and Palouse St.
Real Estate ....
Insurance
General Brokerage
BOUSQUET and HOLM
A BIG CUT
IN LUMBER
We do not mean that we have cut the price on lumber,
but that there is more lumber being cut up this summer
than ever. We are looking for more business. We
want you to call and let us figure your lumber bill. If
we can save you money, that's what you are looking for.
If we can sell you the lumber, that's what we are look
ing for.
■ m ■
The Pioneer Lumber Firm
WENATCHEE LUMBER COMPANY
F. M. SCHEBLE & SONS.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY.

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