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Nominations Must Be tritten and Posted on Bulletin
card Not Later Feb. 3—Qualificatins of Ideal
president Names Suggested as Men
Well Fitted for Positm.
♦ 4 *** + * + **•§*♦ +| i
•f* Tnder no circumstances willf j
4* I allow my name to be pre-if j
+ tented for reelection as presi-§ s
«fr dent of the commercial club."| ,
+ said Dr. D. W. King this after-1 |
♦ noon to a reporter of the Daily. ,
♦ World. "I believe the best in- ." ,
♦ tcrests of the club will be con
-4» served by a change of adminis- #1
♦ tration. 1 have an opinion as *\
4» to who would make a good man +
♦ for the position, but do not +
4> know whether or not he will $•
Who is to hp the next president
of the Commercial Club? Nomina
tions are to be made differently this
year than ever before. The amend
ment to the constitution takes force
for the first time. Article 111 reads
"Officers of this association shall
be President, Vice President, Secre
tary. Treasurer and a board of
trustes, nine in number, who shall
be elected, except the Secretary, at
tlle annual meeting of the club by
written ballot, and shall hold office
until their successors are elected
Nominations shall be made in
writing and each nomination, to be
valid, shall be made over the signa
ture of not less than three nor more
than five members of the club, and
shall be posted upon the club bul
letin bo&rd for not less than ten days
fcfore the date of election. All names
wall be written or printed upon one
m fcei and in alphabetical order."
r The annual meeting takes place
on Monday, Feb. 13th. Nominations
must therefore bo posted on the bul
letin hoard not later than Feb. 3rd.
The office of president being the
most important, the qualifications
for the occupant of that office are
being discussed by many who arc
interested in the welfare of Wenat
chee's booster organization.
If the club is fortunate enough to
get a man who has the unusual abil
ities of Dr. King, together with his
intense loyalty and the enormous
amount of time he has given to the
Discharge of his onerous duties, the
club will be indeed fortunate. That
Is too much to hope for. lew men
can afford to sacrifice so much time
for the benefit of the public, Prob
ably this will not be Required so
much in the future. The organiza
tion is en a working basis and the
routine can be cared for largely by
The prime qualifications needed
by 'he president of the Wenatchee
Commercial club are: He must be a
gcod presiding officer;; he should
be unbiased in his opinions; his
m Judgment should be keen
and ftfel balanced; sufficient time
onghtßto '-c at his disposal to exer
cise \lihnce over the affairs of the
of men are qualified
A\ WW '° r * np l lof 't' on > hut
fl H them would declare they
H required. A few
■ quietij about who
inducer] to sacrifice enough
valuable time to this pub
M; yor .lohn A. Gellatly would fill
all requirements if ho could be in
duced to accept. It is well known
that he is looking forward to a well
earned rest from public service of
all kinds which has extended over
a long period. He is loyal to the
city and his evperience would make
city and his experience would make
Ed. S. Russell would he a popu
lar candidate if his name is allow
ed consideration. Having acted as
a city father and as a trustee of the
club, he is thoroughly conversant
with all details. As a presiding of
ficer, few in the city or valley are
better equipped. He has shown rare
business acumen in his own affairs,
while his loyalty to the dub has
been evinced by his contributions of
both kmc and money,
A. b Wells is always referred to
as onflof the best business men of
the e«f. He has not given so much
time V> public service as several
other prominent citizens have done.
He Is a very busy man and it would
doubtless be considerable of a sac
rifice for him to accept presi
dency. Mo one can doubt, however,
that his administration would be
ideai. The very fact that A. Z. Wells
is president would win the loyal
support of many who are now more
or less lukewarm in interest. Per
haps Mr. Wells might be induced to
realize that he has a duty to per
Frank Reeves has been discussed
Las a man who would give the Com
uercial Club movement a great im
etus. His immense energy, person
u initiative, shrewd and quick
ndgment, superb presence and
poster spirit would bring things to
iss in most gratifying fashion.
H. L. Wtester would be seated
the president's chair only after
i had made every possible resist
i cc, beyond a doubt; but if landed
l?re, he would make an ideal pres
ent. As a trustee he has mani
flted the greatest interest in every
cfail and has fa'thfully discharged
ofry task imposed upon him.
hjprything that Wiester does is
d|e with enthusiasm and thorough
nfe. The words "neglect" and
"jbth" are not in his vocabulary.
leveral more good men are being
cosidered. and their names will be
pipably published before the e!ec
Mi LOSE LAND
No _iern Pacific Asks Land
Winner Ousted and
' $500 Damage.
Collie, Wash., Dec. 31.—Miss
Mabel b. McNickle, Chicago steno
graphel who drew No. 1 in the al
lotment of Spokane reservation
more than a year ago
and alltrwards forsook the grime
and d? of the city to stake her
claim i|the fertile valley of Chimo
kane, rfer Springdale, happy in the
hope oia fortune fairly won, may
yet reave the unwelcome tidings
that shahas drawn a blank.
Rccori of the Stevens county su
perior c|rt show that she is a de
fendant p. a lawsuit begun yester
day by te Northern Pacific seeking
to oust if- from her land claim a.id
praying | court to award a decree
of damua against her for $600 for
unlawful fossession cf a portion of
the Nortbrn Pacific land grant.
In the pmplaint filed by E. .1.
Cannon, atorney for the railway, it
is allegedthat the plaintiff corpor
ation is tri successor in interest and
ownership if all the lands chartered
by the T'nied States government to
the North4i Pacific Railroad com
pany, inclaing each alternate odd
section forlO miles on either side
of the railway line of
the plaintiff and as such successor
is entitled § and is the owner of
the odd secfcns of land in the Spo
The northlest quarter of the
southwest qttfter and lots f, and 7,
in section 23|township 20 north, of
range!o. eastfcf the Willamette me
ridian, accorttig to the pleading of
the plaintiff oj-poration is being un
lawfully heldl'y Miss McNickle.
The filed 1 I other In
dividual suits Involving the same
question touchlg the claims of
homestead of Ilrothy Wilson. Ralph
W. Vermilya, laffella Janni, Clif
ford C. MrCrosjey, George F. Wis
mer , Dennis utchell, .loseph C.
Paltzl, Emi! siaffner. Patrick W.
trawler, Albert | Squires and Hen
ry A. Treadwell.l
Since each oithe suits involves
a federal questioi suits may be car
ried to the Unitfc States supreme
court for final rirision and several
years may intelene before the
rights of the sucissful litigants are
Robin May Recover.
New York, Dec! 31. —Physicians
say that Robin, t| banker, who
swallowed poison |st before the
hour of his arraignment yesterday,
haa an even chanceSor recovery^
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1910.
1911—Hello, Folks! See the nice doggie the kind old man gave me?
Pitched From Monoplane
to the Earth, 100 Feet
New Orleans. La.. Dec. 31. —John
B. Moissant. the aviator, was killed
near here this morning while try
ing to make a landing at Harahan.
His machine turned head down at
an altitude of a hundred feet, and
throwing Moissant out head first.
The machine was wrecked. Mois
sant, in a fifty horsepower Bleriot
monoplane, with a special 3o gallon
gasoline tank aboard, left the avia
tion field, and flew to Harahan.
where special grounds had been
laid out on which the aviator was
to try for the Michelin cup. Mois
sant circled the field twice, trying
to find a landing place. This was
difficult, the field being on the
edge of the Mississippi river and
swamps on all sides. Suddenly,
from a cause which may never be
known, the monoplane turned down
ward and the watchers saw Mois
sant pitch clear over the head of
the machine, falling one hundred
feet and landing on his head. Mois
sant was rushed to a flat car and
hurried to the hospital, but died be
fore reaching there.
New York, Dec. 31. —John B.
Moissant, who was killed near New
Orleans, won the heart of every
lover of the daring snort when on
October 3 0 he flew from Belmont
Park around the Statue of Liberty
and back to the aviation field,
ihereby wresting from the English
man, Claude Graham White, one of
the most highly prized trophies of
fered for aerial feats. Interest in
the young man became so intense
locally that the news of his fatal
plunge caused an unusual shock in
this city. Moissant was born in
Chicago in 1870. He has made a
number of wonderfully successful
and thrilling flights.
OKANOGAN GETS ROAD
State Highway Commission l«ta Con-
tract from Tonasket East.
Olympia, Wash., Dec. 31.—At a
meeting of the state highway board
yesterday the contract for a state
road four miles in length east of
Tonasket, in Okanogan county, was
let to Wood & Rubert, whose bid
will amount to $:>,OOO.
The board has extended the time
of the contractors who are building
the new state road from Seattle to
Tacoma until July 1, 1911, as win
ter weather has set in and put a
stop to operations.
The board received resolutions for
the building of state roads from
Byron to Kennewick by way of Pros
ser, in Benton county, a distance of
forty miles, and for a road in Co
lumbia county twenty miles long,
from Hawksville to Marengo.
Chelan County Official Paper.
+ POTATO PRICKS TO RISE? *
* California Man Sees Four Cents *
+ a Pound Soon. *
* Stockton. Cal., Dec. 31 —That +
* potatoes will sell for $3 or more ♦
4» a sack is the prediction of Geo. 4»
* Shima. the potato king, who is 4»
* said to have on hand about «§•
4» 000,000 sacks. He also says +
* that when potatoes are sold in 4>
+ small quantities before the •>
+ ing spring they will commF.n i +
* 4 cents a pound. Shima has +
+ made a close study of the po- *
4» tato crop throughout the United *
* States and not a section jip.s 4»
* been overlooked. ♦
* In summing up his belief that +
* potatoes will be unusually high, *
* he points to the fact that the +
* crop throughout the United +
* States is far less than usual *
* and the yield in this section <•
j* was less than the preceding ♦
I* year, yet more than the average +
j* of the last five years. The *
* high prices have caused most •>
* of the growers and commis- +
j * sion men to sell. Shima has *
j* refused to dispose of any of his 4»
j* best grade of tubers, with the +
|* result, h ehaa a large supply *
i•> on hand. *
Somebody Quietly Paying
Cash for Holdings
Everett, Opr. 31. —United Wire
less stock lias some value, for cer
tain mysterious men now in Everett,
are quietly attempting to buy shares
held by mill workers and others
and are paying cash.
The only presumption advanced
in explanation of this stock rejuven
ation is that a syndicate has been
formed to reorganize the wireless
business, the purchase of stock be
ing made in order to secure control
The agents assert that they have
$3,000 in the bank with which to
take up stock and that there is
plenty more money forthcoming for
the same purpose. Everett stock
holders exhibit no reluctance in sep
arating themselves from the wire
HALF HOUR NO POWER
Wenatchee Valley Gas & Electric
Co. to Make High Tension Con
nection Monday Morning.
Power will be off from 7:30 to
S o'clock Monday morning, accord
ing to the officials of the Wenatchee
Valley Gas & Electric company.
Some high tension connections have
to be made and it is though that
the shutting off of the power at that
time will be of less inconvenience
than at any other time during the
day. It is expected that the con
nections can be made in half an
A marriage license was issued to
day to Elick E. Pulse and Miss Flor
egte F. Kelley, tyik of Peshastio. ■
ID WEST 111
Bobbers Loot Both Banks
in the Town of Water
Beatrice. Neb., Dec. 31.—Robbers
blew up the safes in the Citizens
and State Banks at Waterville. Kas ,
early today and escaped with $8,000
The Citizens Bank lost $6,000 and
the State Bank $L\ooo.
The buildings were wrecked. The
robbers cut the telephone wires and
citizens were awakened by the noise.
Two shots were fired at the robbers
as they ran down the street.
Head of British Ballooning Depart
ment Made 190 Miles in 4 Hours
and .10 Minutes.
Aldershot. Eng., Dec. 31.—Cap-'
tain Frank Cody, head of the bal-j
looning department of the British
War office, won today the British
Michel gi cup for duration and dis-!
tance flying for 1910, flying lf»<>
miles in four hours and fifty min
utes. The flight ended when Cody's'
aeroplane accidentally (touched the
Paris to Brussels Flight.
Brussels, Dec. 31.—M. Lanser. the
French aviator, arrived here today
after a flight from Paris which com
menced Thursday, in the attempt to
win the prize of $20,000 for the
flight from Fan's to Brasses aß( f
return with passengers.
Subscribers to Fund to
Guarantee Game Today
C. E. Owens is today distributing
checks to the contributors who guar
anteed the expenses of the football
game played in Seattle last Monday,
between Wenatchee and Oak Park
of Chicago. No financial statement
is being given out and will not be
until the bills are all paid in full.
One of the committee stated to a
Daily World reporter that it is ex
pected that all bills will be paid in
full wdth the possible exception of
the amount necessary to reimburse
the commercial club for apples fur
nished for publicity purposes. It
was agreed, on the part of the guar
antors, to meet this expense if they
had enough money left after cover
ing all other costs.
Former Senator Gunn Thinks State Representatives
Should Not Be Handicapped by Being Tied to a
Capital Removal Bill as the City Should Not Want
State Seat if it Were Possible to Get It.
LADIES WILL DRIVE
Will Be One of the Features of the
Racing Program Monday.
A ladies* driving contest has been
arranged for Monday and in this
will be considered the character of
turnouts, the driving and other
points. Three prizes will be offer
ed but just what they are cannot
be announced. This will be pulled
off immediately after the automobile
contest, just after dinner. No horses
are eligible in the ladies' contest
which have been entered in the rac
MANY DONORS TO
i RACING FUNO
Respond Liberally to Com
mittee Making up Mon
The business people have respond
ed very promptly and very liberally
in helping out the racing committee
to prepare an interesting program
for next Monday's racing contest on
Mission street. The donors to the
fund are as follows:
Columbia River Lumber company,
Wenatchee Produce company, W. A.
Thornhiil. E. J. Delaney, J. S. Moor
ney & company, Elman Hotel, C. F.
Ogilvie. Berry & Peters, T. Gagnon,
Eagle Transfer, H. M. Maxwell. H.
M. Allen, Columbia Valley Bank.
First National Bank, A. M. Wilson,
Bert Richardson. A. ,1. McCullough
R. T. Woodruff, East Wenatchee
Land company, Wm. Turner. Arrow
Transfer company, H. E. Adams.
Lamb-Davis Lumber company, We
natchee Department Store, Groves
& Nancekivill, Little & Wetsel com
pany, Farmers & Merchants Bank.
Ellis-Forde company. .1. A. Gellatly,
Bert Magee, Wenatchee theatre, .1.
11. Miller, Wenatchee Furniture
company, H. L. Wiester. Bliss Elec
tric company, Wenatchee Bazaar. C.
H. Armstrong, S. F. Gilman, W. M.
Little, Carl Christenson, George
Merriam, A. E. Rickerd, C. 11. Wlld
herger. Wells & Morris, .dills Bros.,
A. V. Huff, J. R. Taylor, Sam ref
ers, A. A. Bingham. E. Frank, B.
Duncan, 11. Schade, F. 6. Pogue. I.
W. Reeves, Howard Thomas, Frank
L. Jones. C. A. Harris. Frank Oliver.
Wenatchee Bakery. Wenatchee Steam
Laundry. J. M. Duffy. R. T. Cong
don. Dr. Haskell, R. M. Lewis, Wm
Heath, L. M. Lewis, Guy H. Whit
son & company, Japanese Restaur
ant. C. T. Ardron, L. V. Wells. R.
F. Holm. E. S. Alley. J. D. Siekel?.
B. F. Dudley, J. .1. McNerney. W. M.
McCoy, F. W. Whalen, E. C. Pierce,
F. C. Lemon. W. S. Belser. W. O.
Parr, Dr. Buck, Dr. Mancherler, the
Club Barber Shop.
Merchandise prizes were donated
E. Frank, ten-pound pail lard; J.
M. Duffy. 1 box candy; Wenatchee
Bakery, one cake; Wenatchee De
partment Store, one pair gloves;
Groves &, company, $.">.OO In trade;
Little-Wetsel, 10-pound pail lard;
Bliss Electric company, f> lb. hot
point iron: Wenatchee Bazaar, one
large lamp; Mills Bros.. $3.50 in
merrhandise; Buckeye Grocery, one
bottle of catsup for the iast winner:
B. C. Duncan, one pipe; Brese-Web
ber Co.. foot warmer; H. F. Schade.
one pair gloves; Wenatchee Drug
Co., one silver cup; Howard Thom
as; Frank L. Jones; Wenatchee
Harness & Saddlery Co., one whip;
The Toggery, driving gioves; Wen
atchee Clothing Co., dress gloves;
White Cross Pharmacy, bill book;
Pioneer Electric Co., electric lamp.
Bought Walker St. Property.
H, W. MeDaniel has purchased
the residence property of C. K.
Brandstorm on Walker street, con
sisting of two lots and a six-room
house. Mr. Brandstorm took in ex
change for this property two lots
on W r enatchee avenue. The consid
eration In this deal was $3,000.
Established July 4, 1905
5e PER COPY
"I think that it is a great wa6t»
of energy for Wenatchee people to
make an effort to secure the state
capital removal from Olympia to
Wenatchee." said former Senator
Gunn this morning. "In the first
place, we don't want it even if w,e
could get it. In the second place,
we cannot g*»t it.
"I don't think that anybody in
ever accused me of not
being ready at all times to help in
anything for the good of the city
and valley. I am proud of the en
terprising spirit which has led our
community to go after anything, no
matter how large, which would bo
for our general welfare, but we
should not allow ourselves to go to
the extreme which becomes ridicu
lous. Our judgment should balance
our enthusiasm. I have not been
in accord with the sentiment to try
to get the state capital located in
"In all your experience did you
ever know of a city having a state
capital that ever amounted to any
thing? Look over the state capi
tals in other states and you will
find them sleepy, unimportant
towns. We want to make a big city
of Wenatchee, and we don't want to
be handicapped by having the state
capital here even if it were possible
to get it. Another reason for not
attempting to move the state capi
tal is that the bulk of the popula
tion is on the west side, and there
is absolutely no chance of securing
the removal to the east side of the
"Furthermore, there are severnl
matters in which we want the as
sistance of. the legislature from oth
er counties, and I do not think we
want to l)e handicapped in any way
by going into the legislature with
a capital removal bill. We want an
appropriation for a state road, wo
want the Wenatchee bridge ma ite r
settled. We want assistance in a
change in the state horticulture
laws, and there will be other mat
ters in which we are Vitally inter
ested; consequently I think it is a
mistake to go into the legislature
with a capital removal bill which
has absolutely no chance of pass
TO GIVE CUE
Last Five Seconds of Old
Year Will Be in Darkness
—Light on at Midnight.
Tn order to celebrate the dawn of
tb" New Year, the Wenatchee Val
ley Gas & Electric company has ar
ranged to open the main lighting
switches at their substation for a
period of five seconds on New Year's
At the hour of 59 minutes and
55 seconds past 11 p. m., on Satur
day, December 31st. the switches
Will be opened and the city will bo
in darkness for the last five seconds
of the old year. At midnight, pre
cisely, the switches will be closed
and all city and resident lights will
be turned on at the same instant.
The electric company will take Its
time from the Great Northern Rail
way and all those desiring to wel
come the first moments of the New
Year may take their cue from the
lights on the streets or in their
homes, after five seconds of dark
ness they will be turned on again
upon the strike of midnight.
All Public Buildings, Offices, Stores
and Banks Will Be Closed.
Monday is a legal holiday and all
pnblie buildings and mercantile es
tablishments will be closed on that
day, just the same as last Monday
The most of the day will be given
over to sports which will be pulled
off on Mission street, the program
oi wbicbJwas published ijsf rda^.