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Superior Court News
Proceeding of the week, with Judge Carey on
Order entered admitting Joseph Peter Meyer
and Adolph Steins to full citizenship.
States vs. Ernest Hessner. Upon the statutory
showing that sufficient evidence to convict could
not be secured, the court discharged the defendant
and exhonorated his bond.
Northport State Bank vs. John A. Rosenberry,
et ux, demurrer sustained, leave granted plaintiff
to amend complaint.
H. D. Boyes vs. Turk Mining Company, plaintiff's
motion to strike from answer denied.
In the matter of estate of Catherine Becher, ap
plication for an order to set aside real property,
Barbary E. Morrow vs. T. A. Morrow, motion
for default granted.
M. E. McCauley vs. W. H. McVay, hearing on
defendant's demurrer to complaint, demurrer
Mary J. Rush vs John Walsh, demurrer taken
In re estate Jas. S. Riley deceased, order to sell
personal property granted.
In re estate of John Edgren, petition for family
W. B. Stuart vs. G. F. Belcher, motion for dis
J. H. Young vs. Kate Jarvis, motion to dismiss
Meyers Falls Lumber Co. vs. G. U. Murray,
default judgment granted.
In re estate Clyde Henion, order granted on
In re estate Richard Barnett, hearing on peti
tion for final discharge.
In re estate Mary Ann Coonce, hearing on pe
tition for probate of will granted.
In re estate Betsy Bratson, M. C. Peltier ap
In re assignment W. B. Dingle, application for
sale of property, order granted.
In estate Henry Morgan, hearing on final account,
order granted approving same.
State vs. James Casey and Wm. Mcßride, burg
lary, plea guilty entered and sentence pronounced
of two to four years.
James Casey and William Mcßride were brought
before the superior court on Monday, charged with
the crime of burglary of a box car at Newport a
month ago, from which they extracted a consid
erable quantity of flour and sold it to the citizens
of that town at such a reduced price that their
prospective customers grew suspicious. Judge
Carey sentenced the two men each to a term in
the penitentary not less than two years and not to
exceed fourteen years.
C. J. Larson, who stood charged with having
assaulted his wife with a flatiron, was also arraigned
upon a charge of assault with intent to commit a
felony and was sentenced to a term in the pen
itentary not less than six months and not more
than two years. Larson came from Clayton.
J. H. Long of Newport has brought suit in the
superior court asking possession of the Emma L.
Lode mining claim situated in the Newport district,
upon which the complaint alleges the defendant,
the Sterling Silver Lead Company, a corporation,
is attempting to secure a patent. The mining
property is said to be very valuable.
New cases filed: C. H. Hammond vs. Chas. A.
Neary, action to foreclose mortgage on lots in Addy.
Jno. W. Snead vs. Elmer Brain, suit for posses
sion of mining claims in Hunter creek district.
T. D. Coppenger vs. Edna Coppenger, action for
Joseph Keller vs. Richard France, action for
damages of $1300 for alleged nonfulfillment of
L. B. Harvey vs. E. S. Miller, action on promis
The State Horticultural Convention
Five hundred fruit growers from various parts
of the Inland Empire are expected to attend the
annual convention of the Washington State Horti
cultural society, which will meet at Walla Walla,
Jan. 29 to 31. There will be speakers from the
several famous districts in the Pacific Northwest
to explain the methods employed to give the Spo
kane country, embracing 150,000 square miles in
eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western
Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern
British Columbia, a fruit crop valued at $14,000,000
in 1907. Three prizes will be offered by the asso
ciation for the best display of fruit. A silver cup
will be given the owner of the best 10 boxes of
apples on exhibition, also a silver cup will be
awarded for the best fruit display regardless of
quantity or variety. Another silver cup will be
given for the best plate display of winter apples.
There will be in attendance at this meeting men
from the famous Hood River fruit district in Ore
gon and delegates from Wenatchee, Chelan, Ken
newick, Colville valley, Spokane valley and the
Snake River country, who will explain the methods
used in their localities. It has been within the
last few years that fruit growers in Washington
have awakened to the benefits and profits to be
gained by modern methods of raising fruit and
these annual meetings of the State Horticultural
society have done much to bring about this result.
Growers who were a few years ago earning from
$100 to $300 an acre from their fruit made this
season from $800 to $1,200 an acre, due to the
manner in which trees and vines are tended.