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The Daily World
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RUFUS WOODS Publisher
W. S. TRIMBLE Editor
CHAS. E. STOHL Advertising Manager
Main Office—Business and Editorial. Daily World Building.
Wenatchee. Washington. Farmers Phone 1132
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Prosperity is the watchword in North Central Washington and this
is due largely to the spirit of optimism which has taken hold of every
community. Men who have money, whether in large or small amounts,
are investing it with a confident expectation ol' a rise in values. There
has never been a time in the history of Wenatchee w hen there was such
activity in the real estate market. Large tracts arc being cul up into
small holdings and these small tracts find ready purchasers.
There is not a town in North Central Washington that is not sharing
in this feeling of* optimism. New additions are being platted and
placed on the market. This activity in real estate is not the result of
a speculative craze but rests on a solid basis. The superiority of the
soil in litis region for fruit growing, if water can be obtained for irri
gating purposes, is widely recognized. Within the past year, experi
ments have been made with pumping plants and the results have
proved so satisfactory that the cultivation of ever widening areas is
now made possible. It is the solution of the water problem by the in
stallation of pumping plants that is largely responsible for this in
In the up-river country irrigation projects which have been under
construction for several years are" now nearing completion, and this
has stimulated immigration. Indian tracts have also been thrown on
the market. The construction of tin 4 Wenatchee-Mansfield branch has
been a boon to the wheat district in this section of the I»iv-' Bend, and
active construction work on the Oroville-Wenatchee branch is having
its effect. When the new census is taken and the returns tabulated,
the marvelous strides which this region has made in the last decade
will be strikingly set forth. There are some localities in the state
which, as yet are unaware of the growing commercial importance of
North Central Washington.
POLITICAL TEMPER OF THIS DISTRICT.
Those few stand pat papers in this congressional district which op
posed the nomination of Congressman Poindexter and which have been
fighting him ever since because he made his canvass on a progressive
platform and in declared opposition to Cannonism ami has been true
to his declarations, will find that those aspirants who wish to succeed,
him will make their canvass on a similar platform. Republican policies
as interpreted by Theodore Roosevelt are still popular in the Third dis
trict. As an indication of the political temper of this district. Charles
TT. Braden. of Spokane, one of several aspirants, in an interview, has
announced his candidacy as follows:
"Yes. yon may say positively for me, that T will be a candidate for
congress to succeed Poindexter. Tarn not now prepared to make a full
and formal statement of the policies which my candidacy will repre
sent, but will make such a statement in the near future. This much,
however. T am now prepared t<> say : Thai 1 will make the race as ••
progressive republican, or. as current usage now has it. as an 'insur
gent' republican. It is now quite generally admitted that there is a
well defined and clearly-understood contest waging for the control of
congress, and thereby, of national legislation; and that this contest
between privilege seeking corporate interests on the one side and the
citizenship of the country at large on the other. These privilege seek
ing corporate interests are faithfully and loyally represented in con
gress by Cannonism -Cannonism consisting of a faulty set of house
rnhs. and an unduly influenced num. a subservient organization and
aii arbitrary method of action. The <renernl citizenship, on the other
hand, is faithfully and loyally represented in congress by the so-called
'insurgents,' consisiting of a body of men who have it ;;s their deter
mined program to modify these faulty house rules, to relieve this un
duly influenced man of his position, to weed out and reorganize this
organization and correct this arbitrary method of action, and to do it
in such a manner as to secure to the national citizenship as a whole
equality before the lawmakers—a thing which they do not now pos-
Columbia Valley Bank
"The Old Strong Bank"
'apltal ftIOO.OOOjPO Established IKO9.
We exteud «, cordial invitation to newcomers and prospective resi
dents of the Wenatchee Valley to make use «* our extensive facili
ties for the transfer of funds rom other localities, and welcome new
accounts, no matter whether large or small.
J J. Browne. President Guy C. Browns. Vice President
M. Horan. Vice President Frank D. Case, Assistant Cashier
Charles E Owens. Cashier.
Open from 6 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Lunch, from 11 a. tn. to 12 p. m 25c
Dinner, Table d'Hote, from 5 p. m. to 8 p. in SBc
Short orders at all hours.
Reiser's Popular Priced Cafe
Quick Service and Hot Meate our motto.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
BLISS ELECTRIC COMPANY, lacorported
A PROSPEROUS REGION.
THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1909
THIS DATE IN HISTORY—DEC SI.
1494—Jacques Cartier, explorer of
Canada, born at St. !'alo, France.
; Died there about 1555.
1764—David Daggett, U. S. sen
| ator from Connecticut, born in At
tleboro, Mass. Died in New Haven
April 12, 1851.
17 75—Quebec besieged In vain by
| American provincials under General
i Montgomery, who was slain.
1 1776 —John Gaspar Supzheim, ccl
i ebrated phrenologist, born. Died No.
! vember 10. 1832.
1781 —Congress chartered the
I Bank of North America.
1801 —Father de Smet. an early
; missionary of the northwest, born in
i Belguim. Died in St. Louis May 23.
1849—Hudson River railroad
'; opened to Poughkeepsie.
18S7 —The Right Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain visited Toronto.
1893 —Nathaniel Wheeler, sewing
; machine inventor and manufacturer,
died in Bridgeport, Conn.
190s —Joseph B. Foraker and
Charles P. Taft withdrew from the
Ohio senatorial contest.
THIS IS MY r>«TH BIRTHDAY—
Tasker H. Bliss.
Brigadier General Tasker H. Bliss
mho directed the extensive army man
euvers held in the vicinity of Boston
last summer, was born in Lewis
burg. Pa., December 31, 1853, and
received his early education in Buck
nell university. He then went to the)
West Point academy, graduating in '\
IST."). He reached the grade of cap
tain in 1592 and during the next;
three years he was a member of the
commissary department of the army.
For a time he was professor of mili
tary science in the army college at
Washington, and in 1902 he was ap
pointed a member of the college war
board. Later in the same year Pros-;
irient Roosevelt sent him to Cuba,
where he had already served as col-j
lector of customs at Havana, to con-!
duct negotiations for a reciprocity'
treaty. Tn addition to the positions
already mentioned. Genera] Bliss has)
at different times served as member
of the board which reported on the
, militia value of inland waterways,
inspector of rifle practice, in com-i
mand of artillery, and as special aid!
to the secretary of war.
Mrs. T. P. Smith and family and i
Mrs. Thomas Derifield and son left !
Wednesday morning for Riverside,
where Mr. Smith and Mr. Derifield
have been the past two months pre-j
paring a home for them.
Another carload of brick and al
carload of lumber was unloaded this>
week for the Malaga high school
S. A. Chisholm gave a mask dance
a* the Mud Lake hall Saturday eve-j
ning. About 70 couple were pres
ent. The costumes and masks were,
so perfect that one could not pick j
out bis uearest neighbor. They all
report a very enjoyable time.
David Homer and family have:
moved from across the Columbia
river to their fruit ranch, which they
purchased from Walker & Widney a
few months ago. a part of the Ixick
.1. W. Gillespie has his new house
one mile south of Malaga, about
completed and will move into it in
a few days.
G. Karl Young, of Seattle, has
, been visiting old time friends thej
past few days.
Smart Rros. have placed a new j
Oliver typewriter in their real estatej
office in Malaga. They have also se
: cured the agency for the Oliver type
I Harry Wiker hade a flying trip to
i Wenatchee on the Mansfield special
The Kllis-Forde Co. tile on the $1
sab's means classy staff going at every
classes price. ***
A Happy New Year
You and Yours
State Educational Association.
The Wenatchee teachers who at
tended the State Teachers association
meeting that has been in session at
Tacoma for the past three days re
turned this morning, except Professor
Trumble. Superintendent Bowersox,
J. H. McGowan. City Superintendent
A. L. Brown and Professors Ward
and Gusler came in this morning on
an early train. Rural school prob
lems were discussed at considerable
length and the association went on
record as favoring the creation of a
cabinet department of schools at
Washington. The present head of the
schools of the nation has not enough
salary and dignity to handle the work
with the thoroughness that is neces
Has Gone to Honolulu.
E. A. Wyman left the first of the
week for the Sandwich Islands, in
tending to spend two or three months
there, most of the time in Honolulu,
the capital of the islands.
Fruit Men Protest Against Boy Bill.
North Yakima. Dec. :'. 1. Many of •
the leading fruit dealers and growers
of this section met here yesterday for
the purpose of protesting against the
Lafean apple box bill, which will
come up in congress early in the new
wear. The sentiment was unanimous
ly opposed to the bill, which it is
claimed proposes to enlarge the ap
ple box. Local men say this will mean
that they will have to change en
tirely their present method of pack
ing. A delegate will be sent from
here to the convention of protest, to
be held soon in Colorado.
Pocket < ig Manufactory.
A new idea has appeared that will
be of interest to those who roll the:
I little Durham pills. The originator
lof the idea was giving a free exhibi
; tion down at Duffy's yesterday. The
thing looks like an ordinary wallet,
but by pulling one end a compartment
filled with brown papers come into
i view. Also a hole at the top is un
; covered and the pill-rolling is greatly
; facilitated. Then by pulling the wal-j
' let another way the papers are cover
ed and the Tobacco opening closed.!
The idea is to preserve the tobacco'
and papers and keep out microbes.'
•An observer concluded to continue
i wearing knee pads and secure his cig
-1 arettes in the usual way.
Cowboys' Reunion in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City.Hoc 31.—A big
round-up of cowboys from many
parts of Texas, Kansas. Oklahoma,
Ww Mexico and Arizona began In
this city today and will continue over
tomorrow. The chief purpose of the
gathering Is to form a national asso
ciation to perpetuate the memory of
the old-time cowboy of the plains,
who is rapidly vanishing before the
inevitable march of modern progress.
In connection with the reunion
there is being held a monster exhibi
tion of riding and roping contests
and cowboy races. One thousand
dollars in prizes will be distributed,
among the winners. The thief pro
moter of the affair is J. Ellison Car-!
roll, the champion cow roper of the;
world, who won the championship at'
San Antonio in 1901.
Very seldom ran a man buy n big
stock at 61c «>n tbe dollar. Tbe KUis-
Ford* * 'o. did and you w ill get the
iMMieflt of it next Monday. ***
WOOD FOR SALE
Clood dry mountain wooi.
Will deliver anywhere in We
j Disappointment in Store for Civil
Olympia, Dec. 31. —Scores of civil
war veterans, who have located on
320-acre homesteads authorized un
der the new double area law, will
probably be much disappointed to
learn that an unofficial opinion re
i reived here today by John Lawrence
holds that the old soldiers* homestead
law giving credit for service against
| residence on the claim does not apply
!to the new entries.
Under the old 160-acre homestead
j law a soldier who had. say, two years'
! service would be given equal credit
j for residence on a claim, and could
j therefore prove up after three years.
The new double homestead law
makes provision for certain cultiva
tion each of'the five years.
Mr. Lawrence was formerly a land
office unn ~il and took the question
'. up with the Washington officials on
behalf of some soldier entrymen. He
has asked Senator Piles to introduce
a bill to amend the law to give the
veterans credit for service time on
' the new claims.
Wenatchee Boys Are Lucky.
Wednesday night Miss Vida Van
Cleve drove in from across the Co
lumbia, gathered a load of young
men, took them home to an oyster
The EntiatLight&Po wer
from their new plant equipped with the latest and best machinery
for giving uniform lighting and reliable service.
COLUMBIA VALLEY BANK BUILDING
or phone 1632
A $2,500 HONE FOR $300
If you will pay down $300 cash, we will
furnish the balance necessary to purchase a
good lot, build a house with ever} thing mod
ern and complete.
Persons with limited available cash who
desire to own their own home will here find a
proposition which will meet their needs exact
ly. For further particulars, write to W. M„
care of Daily World.
You can occupy your own
rapper and then brought them back
again. The lucky boys were Messrs.
Hamilton, Hastings. Littlefield. Sni
der, Stuart, and Anderson. Chaperons
were Misses Marguerite Wilson, Min
nie Simmons, Dora Inscho, Vida Ulrey
and Phoebe Reeder.
Many strange faces have been no
ticeable 1n Trinidad during the past
few days. Visitors to parents and
friends here are taking each train to
different parts of the state. D. P.
Wheeler, who has spent Christmas
with his parents and children here,
will leave for Omak this evening to
resume his work as principal of the
Omak schools. A brother of Mr.
Wheeler will leave for Hillyard to
morrow, where he is employed as a
The importance of Trinidad as a
railway station has been recognized
by the appointment of another oper
ator. We now have three operators
and the depot will be open every
hour of the day and night.
W. R. King and wife of West Vir
ginia arrived this morning and will
become permanent residents of Trini
dad. They are young people of stir
ling quality and feel that they are
making no mistake in casting their
lot in Washington. Mr. King will
will furnish electricity in Wenatchee for
LIGHTING and POWER
For rates and applications call at office in
With Balance in Easy Payments
Home for $300.00
be night operator for the Great
O. Huddleston and family and Mrs.
Hattie Combs and sister arrived this
evening on a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Van Slyke and family. Mr.
Huddleston and Mrs. Combs are
brother and sister of Mrs. Van Slyke.
A committee of the Sunday school
today sent a handsome Christmas of
fering to the Washington Children's
home at Seattle. A few days ago a
well filled box of valuable wearing
apparel and provisions was shipped to
the home of the little unfortunates
In Spokane. Our people believe that
charity begins at home but the limits
of our home are extensive as are the
wants of the needy.
Miss Gladys Miller has accepted a
position of operator for the Great
Northern to fill one of the eight-honr
shifts at this station.
A male quartet has been organ
ized under the directorship of Mrs. C.
W. Miller. F. J. Potter, John Bea!.
Walter McMullen and Mr. Rathen
bury make up the singers. They will
entertain us at our watch meeting
The Kllis-Forde Co. 61c on the <104
--lar sab* commence** next Monday. Yon
don't have to buy, but come in and
look around and tell those that'do. **