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VOL. 11. NO. 279.
FRUIT GROWERS HOLD MEETING Association Selects Men to Care for Packing and Marketing of Season's Crop. An important meeting of the We natchee Valley Fruit Growers' asso ciation was held at the offices of that organization yesterday. All of the members were present and consider able business of importance was transacted. Mr. Campbell, superintendent of the Great Northern Express company, with head quarters at Spokane, at tended the meeting by appointment and the matter of shipping fruit in car lots by express was thoroughly discussed. It is thei ntention of the association this year not only to have the fruit well packed and graded, but al?o to get it to the market in the quickest possible time, so that it will reach the consumer in a fresh and palatable condition, and thus satisfy them so well that they will be will ing to pay the price that Wenatchee valley fruit ought to command. It is thought that express car ship ments can be handled into Spokane and Seattle, and also in British Co lumbia points to advantage. This year the general supervision of tne general affairs of the company will be tinder the direct charge of the president of the association. Mr. J. B. dinger was engaged as manager of sales and shipping de partment. Mr. E. T. Balch will be manager of the packing department. Mr. Bennett was engaged as book keeper of the association. Mr. Ben nett resides at Paradise Valley, four miles west of Cashmere, where he owns a ranch. He formerly was an expert accountant and book-keeper in Seattle. Mr. Balch is secretary of the as sociation and also one of its direc tors. He will spend his time oui among the fruit growers, giving Ir srructions as to how packing should be done, supervising the pack, and in a general way assisting the grow ers in getting their fruit packed in the best manner. The packing will be done at the warehouses of the as sociation or at packing sheds erect ed by the growers in different com munities where a lew growers can get together and pack their fruit un der the direction of one of the fore men. In the case ff large isolated ranches the packing will 5e .Tone at home. The association desires to be understood that the growers must not rely on the association to furnish p.u-kers. but alt must go ahead as they have heretofore done, and en gage enough help to take care of the crop. „■ The supervising of the packing and grading will be arranged for by Mr. Balch. J. B. Olinger, who takes charge of the sales and shipping department, is an old and tried man in this line of business. Last year he was con nected with the association as ware houseman. Previous to that time he resided at Cashmere and did a buying and selling business of fruit on hi? own account. Before coming to Che lan county he was connected with the Puyallup and Sumner Fruit Growers' association. He is a man of sound business judgment, fine execu tive ability and an untiring worker, and it means much for the associa tion to have him at the head of one of its most important departments. The association this year will not buy and sell fruit as was the custom last year. The fruit will be taken from the growers at the several ship ping points along tbe railroad and at the time of delivery each grower will simply receive a receipt stating the number of boxes, grade and variety of fruit delivered. This will be sold by the associatior kets to the best advantage, tor the for the growers, in the different mar best prices that can be obtained. Each grower will receive all of the money received from his fruit accord ing to its kind and grade, less the regular charges for handling, so that every grower will receive the same price for the same variety of fruit delivered at the same time. The charges for handling this fruit has been fixed at four cents per box for peaches and boxes of similar size and six cents per box for apples and boxes of like size. There will be no other charges o" deductions. It was thought that it would be best to charge each grower four per cent on the amount of his net Teceipts in order to create a sink ing fund to eliminate the debt of the association. But the affairs of the as aociation have been so financed that it has been found necessary to in sert this clause in the contract this season thus the contract reads that all growers shipping through the as sociation this year will be required to pay only the regular cost of hand ling the goods. The matter of getting the contracts signed up by growers was placed in the hands of the standing committee of twenty-five that were elected by the stockholders at the last annual meeting. Mr. C. B. Reed of Malaga is chairman of that committee. The up town office of the association will be in the Griggs block on the second floor, over the Wenatchee Depart ment Store. The outlook for the success of the association this year is very bright. Already numerous inquiries have been received from the New York, Chicago and many eastern points, as well as from numerous dealers throughout the middle west and the Pacific north west. The fact that the association is going to have a uniform grade and pack meets with general .approval from wholesalers and commission men, and the association is assured by* these people that a fancy price can be secured for the real first class ar ticle. It is the purpose of the association to place upon every package of first class fruit a registered trade mark guaranteeing the grade and pack. It is a fact that all high grade grocery houses, restaurants and ho tels will pay a fancy price for fruit, that is picked at its proper stage of ripening, packed and handled as it should be and put on the market in fine condition. The management of the association fully expects that it will create a permanent market for this kind of pack. Three Sick Men Improve. T. J. Groves, for the last few days confined to his room with a malig nant attack of neuralgia, is reported improving, and expects soon to be able to attend to his mercantile duties. 8.8 . Holcomb, who has been dan Memorial Day Program Band will play in park at 8:30 in forenoon. All soldiers and others desiring to join in the decorating procession will assemble at sound of band. Procession will form at theater and start to cemetery at 9 o'clock sharp. Soldiers and their wives will lead, the procession. Next in order decorating committee followed by citizens in general. Af ter the G. A. R. ritual service at cemetery the procession will re-form and return to city. Adjourn for noon. Reassemble at 1 o'clock for afternoon program. At 1:30 p. m. assembly will be sounded by the band at the park. 2:00 p. m.—Parade will be formed and directed by the marshal of the day as follows: Old soldiers, soldiers wives, sons of veterans, Spanish-American War veterans, fraternal orders, schools, citizens. Line of march—Chelan avenue to Palouse: Palouse to Mission; south to Orondo avenue; east,to Wenatchee avenue; north on Wenatchee ave nue to Palouse and then to theater. Exercises at Theater Song, ' America," Audience Led by band and chorus Invocation Rev. J. W. Berger Reading of General Orders. Song, "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," Chorus Lincoln's Gettysburg Address J. W. Ferguson Song, "Come "Where the Lilies Bloom," Double Quartet Address— Rev. T. A. Hilton Song, "Battle Hymn of the Republic," Audience Led by Band and Chorus. Benediction Rev. E. O. Jessup G. A. R. Committee—J. B. Palmer, M. O. Merrill, A. P. Clayton. Ladies' Committee on Decorating—Mrs. T. J. Groves, Mrs. Frank Reeves, Miss Grace Parker. General Committee—B. C. McCready, Sam R. Sumner, Rufus Wood 3, J. E. Ferguson, C. H. Armstrong. Marshal of the Day—Ed Ferguson. Assistant Marshal—S. C. McCready. Business Houses to Close Business houses will close as follows: Dry goods, groceries, lumber yards, tailor shops, 1 p. m. to 6 p. m.; hardware, 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. Ice cream parlors, confectioneries, saloons and places of amusement, 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. Lodges will join in the parade. All those having conveyances areasked to be on hand at the theater at 9a. m. sharp. Those who can come and take one or more persons are asked to report to the committee tonight at' 8:00 p. m. sharp at the Daily World office. WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 39. 1907. gerouAy ill for the past week or ten days, is slowly improving, and his physician. Dr. Culp, believes that the crisis has passed. W. L. Frank, who recently suffer ed a stroke of paralysis, is improving slowly. Corps of Teachers Nearly Complete. The school board has very nearly completed its task of selecting teachers for next year's term of school. There remains one position in the high school, and one or two in the grades, before a full comple ment is had. It is expected that these few remaining vacancies will be taken care of at the next meeting of the directors next Monday night. Pinched Two Plugs. Marshal Ferguson thi§ morning ar rested two dray horses on a charge of vagrancy. They were found loaf ing on Mie;sion street, and taken to the city pound. Later in the day a man with a beard and two halters came and took them out. Their de parture left an aching void and a she goat in the pound. Livery Stables Give Rigs Free. The Arrow, the Eagle, and O'Con nor's livery barns have each agreed to supply a bus apiece for transpor ting members of the Women's Re lief Corps, old soldiers and a firing squad to the cemetery tomorrow morning. These busses are to be at the Wenatchee theater at 9 o'clock. The committee extends thanks to the liverymen for this courtesy, and also to the papers for the free use of advertising space in making an nouncements. Advertises for Girls. In another column of the Daily World will be found the advertise ment of one lonely man who was deeply impressed by the pathetic ap peal of a lonely girl in yesterday's paper. He modestly advertises " 100. The local market is glutted, and he should have no trouble in filling this small order. Morning Afternoon Teams Wanted. TIMELY TOPICS ARE CONSIDERED Municipal Parents Thresh Out Vital Questions Involving City's Welfare. The city council assembled last night, and talked about the welfare of the people who live in Wenatchee. Strange as it may seem the water question was not monkeyed with; there were other more interesting themes for debate. About Saloons. A resolution was passed, concern ing the matter of saloon licenses; it was decided that hereafter when ap plication is made for a new license or the transfer of an old one. that "be fore the petition is acted upon it shall be referred to the proper com mittee, which latter shall take a week off and look into the matter. The saloon license granted to Prince Atkinson was transferred to Gilbert, formerly agent for the Seat tle Brewing & Malting company, but who row plans to conduct the "Ox ford." To Improve ( lielau Avenue. A resolution was introduced rela tive to the improvement of Chelan avenue, by grading, gravelling, etc. The section which it is proposed to make better stretches from the center lino of Spokane street to the center line of Second street north. O'Connor Bid $3,990. For improving Wenatchee avenue Jack O Connor bid $3,990. The work includes the grading of the avenue from First street north to the limits. The bid was referred to the proper committee for consideration. License for Fakirs. The ordinance introduced some weeks ago covering clairvoyants, fak irs, pedlars, etc., wa? passed at last night's session. Sub-Station lor Hose Cart. Upon the oft repeated suggestion *bf tne cnief of the Fire Department, Terry Ross, the council decided to secure a proper location in the upper end of town for establishing a fire sub-station. Under the present ar rangement all the fire-fighting ap paratus is kept at the headquarters on Mission street, and when fires occur on Xob Hill, or anywhere up on the hill, a long, tiresome haul is necessary to reach the scene of the conflagration. The establishment of the sub-station will obviate this dif ficulty in a measure. Park Abases. .Much agitated speech followed the introduction of park abuses. The council seemed pretty well in formed as to the nature of the abuses of the park, and arrangements were made for abating the current nuis ances as far as possible. Xew lights will he put in soon, and an effort will be made to stop thoughtless peo ple from pulling flowers, breaking trees, scattering paper, and otherwise misusing the public's pleasure place. Must Fix It. The Street Commissioner was re quested to notify the "Republic" to beautify the hole in the ground on Mission street where it once contem plated the erection of a towering structure. It was requested that the sidewalk about said aperture be also repaired. Sinful Sextette Due Tomorrow. Tomorrow's boat brings a bad bunch of bums. Sheriff Logan, of Douglas county, accompanb- iby a deputy warden from the Walla Walla penitentiary, will arrive la Wenatchee early to morrow having in custody six men sentenced from Waterville by Judge Steiner. The motly sextette will be held here awaiting the afternoon east bound train, when they will all jog along together to the State Gymnas ium at Walla Walla. Sheriff Webb and ConsthM • Simmons will enter tain the vi-uing guests at the hotel de Webb during tbe day. On account of the festivities tomorrow the bank robbers will probably carry away pleasant recollections of Wenatchee. Notice to Pythians. All Knights of Pythias are request ed to meet at Bower hall on Thursday morning, May 30, at 8 a. m., sharp, to attend in body Memorial services at cemetery. Bring your badges end floral contributions. By Order of Special Committee. On Orondo Avenue Near Wenatchee Aye. I can, for a few days only, sell you a little piece of good business frontage at a price quite a little under the market. Reasonable terms. This is a rare opportunity if you want to get a good piece of business frontage. ARTHUR GUNN Real Estate - Financial Agent $250 Cash Lot 50x200, Level, No Rocks, Mission St. South BOUSQUET & CHRISTENSEN Real Estate Surety Bonds Insurance Look at These Two Corners And compare the prices with your own residence lots. I can give you easy terms on these MISSION STREET $1000 120 x. 120 90 x 120 $1500 WENATCHEE AVENUE Beal Milling Company WALTER M. OLIVE Choice Orchard Tracts I am going to sell off part of my property, which lies in the noted "Vale of Cashmere" in the choicest part of the Wenatchee valley. I have some property which will make some of the best home lo cations to be found anywhere in the west. This property will be a good proposition either for an investment or for a home. Will Sell in Tracts of 5, 20, 40 or 80 Acres Here is a sample of what I can do for the person wanting a place to live or to make money. 2Q Acres ten of which is bottom land, balance on hillside, part of which can be worked to advantage. Good spring within two hundred yards of building. Good house of four rooms, four miles from town. Good road. I can sell this property to th c man who will look at it. Price $4,500 and not a cent less. Come and see what this proposition is. Wm. Briskey, Cashmere, Wash. Thoroughbred JERSEY BULL Registered. Will be et Ferry Bain in Wenatchee for the Season This animal is tbe best that has ever been in the Wenatchee valley Inquire BERTJOHNSON FIVE CENTS PER COPT. 120x180 Held at J.33HXS lIOVMS 90 x 120 held at $1800