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VOL. 11. NO. 288.
MURDERED AT LEAVENWORTH William Davis Walks Into Saloon and Shoots Down Magee in ( old I Mood—Dies Special to the Daily World: LEAVENWORTH. June B.—Wil liam Davis shot and fatally wounded a man named Magee in a local saloon late yesterday afternoon. Davis, who formerly worked in a Wenatchee planing mill, entered the saloon intoxicated. Drawing a re volver from his pocket he approached Magee and struck him twice over the head with the butt of the pistol, and then pointing it at him pulled the trigger. A loud explosion rang through the saloon, and Magee fell to the floor. Turns 011 Another -Man. A railroad detective, who happened to be in the saloon when the shooting occurred, attempted to seize and dis arm Davis, but the apparently crazed man turned the smoking weapon on the detective and snapped it twice in 1 his face. The pistol was empty, as was later discovered, else a double tragedy would have been enacted. Violence Threatened to Davis. The apparently wanton shooting of Magee in cold blood aroused the people, and mob violence was threat < ned. Davis, who was immediately taken into custody, was smuggled out of town to Cashmere and brought to Wenatchee on a freight, arriving between twelve and one this morn ing, in charge of Deputy Dubois. Jus tice Palmer was awakened, and a warrant was sworn out charging the prisoner with a nominal offense —car- rying concealed weapons. He was committed to the county jail to await a preliminary hearing. Cause of Shooting a Mystery. No reason can be ascribed for Davis' murderous attack on Magee. 60 far as can be learned there was no enmity betwein the men, and the shooting in the saloon was not pre ceded by any quarrel. Both men are said to be married. Prisoner is Prostrated. When seen by a World represen tative this morning Constable Sim mons said that Davis, now confined in the county jail, was in a state of abject nervous prostration, crying in cessantly and denying any recollec tion of what happened at Leaven worth yesterday. Up to the present time the motive for the shooting is shrouded in mystery. One theory is that Davis was demented at the time, and simply shot the first man in sight. Crass Goes to Leavenworth. Prosecuting Attorney Crass left last night for Leavenworth, and will collect evidence in the case. Magee Was From Seattle. John Magee was a Seattle contract or, and had been in Leavenworth about five months. He bore an ex cellent reputation in the latter place, and so far as is kn»wn was un acquainted with Davis. Died This .Morning. LEAVENWORTH. June B.—John v Magee, shot here yesterday by Wil liam Davis, died at 11:15 this morn ing. His wife and daughter were informed of the shooting, and are ex ported to arrive here today. Magee has three children, his family living In Seattle. It is highly probable that had Davis not been smuggled out of the city by the authorities last night tbat he would have fared badly, as the community is greatly incensed over the murder. Dust Suits Him. George Farwell, ex-county fruit inspector and one of the oldest and most successful orchardists in the valley, paid the Daily World editor a pleasant visit this morning. In con versaion about the insect pests that destroy fruit and make life an occa sional burden to the fruitgrower, Mr. Farwell said: "I've experimented with all kinds of sprays, and watched the work and results obtained by other people, and have finally come to the conclusion that there's noth ing like a dust spray for effective ness. I'll tell you why: Did you ever look at a young apple through a mag nifying glass, and observe tbe fuzzy growth that covers it? Well, when you spray with fine dust, you blow (the particles of poison right down through that fuzz and rout out the pest you're after. Liquid spray, no matter how fine a spray you may throw, does not penetrate the fuzz like dust; it forms in drops, too, and runs off. I'm sticking to dust entire ly and am sure I shall not be dissatis fied with the results obtained, and a dust spraying outfit costs only $33. or not over $75 for the largest, as against $300 and $400 for a liquid spray." Popular City Clerk is Married. Yesterday at S:attle Samuel R. Sumner and Miss Maud Hayden, the well known teacher in the Stevens school, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. The groom is one of the prominent members of the local bar, and for some time has been assisting Wenat chee to grow by acting as city clerk. Both parties are popular in Wenat chee society and their wedding is the culmination of a courtship of many months. They will be at home to their friends in this city after June 15th, at the home of the groom's mother on Chelan avenue. Before coming to Wenatchee the bride was a resident of lowa. New Store Going Up, The contract for the erection of the new building by the Ellis-Forde Co., has been awarded to Wilson Bros., contractors of Wenatchee. Geo. H. Bllis, Jr.. of the firm, accompani ed by Mr. Wilson was here Wednes day looking over the ground. With Frank Palmer they drove out to F. W. Schmitten & Co.'s mill to look at the lumber being cut for the build ing. They have the contract to fur nish all the lumber to be used in this structure, and Mr. Palmer stated that part of it is already sawed and that it is as nice a job as he ever saw.— Cashmere Record. JAPS LIKELY TO GET JOLT Uncle Sam is Getting Irritated at Constant Petty Complaints of Conceited Asiatics. WASHINGTON, June 7.—There is beginning to be manifested here a distinct feeling of irritation against an apparent disposition on the part of certain people in Japan to magnify molehills into mountains and to per sist in an endeavor to precipitate trouble between this country and Japan. For months the state department has been extremely tender to the sus ceptibilities of the Japanese. Ever since the president went out of his way to settle the school question in San Francisco, which was. strictly speaking, entirely beyond the province of the federal government, there has been a manifest disposition on the part of certain public men in Japan to criticise the United States and to complain about all sorts of little things. The Japanese consuls in China and the ambassador in Wash ington are perfectly aware that con ditions exist in San Francisco which are unusual and are beyond control of the state authorities, to say noth ing of the nation. Petty Complaints Annoying. In spite of this, reports continue to come from Japan like the cabled in terview with Count Okuma, in which reference is made in serious fashion to the anti-Japanese outrages in San Francisco. The government here is becoming annoyed at these repeated complaints about petty crimes and insults against the Japanese. They have the same rights in San Fran cisco that Americans have. There is a growing belief that the Japanese at home and abroad have misconstru ed the attitude of the federal govern nent. Courtesy and consideration ;or a friendly nation induced the president and secretary of state to go infinitely further than they would have gone had a European country been involved. Apparently the Jap anese have interpreted this as weak ness or even fear on the part of the United States. Outrages Minor Incidents. All reports from San Francisco in dicate that the latest alleged "out rages" there are extremely minor in cidents of the general riot which has come about as a result of tbe paral ysis of the city government. The wrecking of a bath house and res WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1007. taurant during the time or the riot would # not be considered an interna tional incident by any of the great European powers. The pettiness of recent complaints on the part of the Japanese, coupled with the fact that immigrants from that country are pouring over the United States borders in defiance of our laws, is making many of the gov ernment officials tired of the com plaints and protests and denuncia tions of corner fights or bar room rows seem to be continued without concent of the Japanese government. Somebody here in Washington may take occasion to represent to the Jap anese ambassador or to the Tokio government that the American people are courteous and considerate to all nations, but that there is a limit to their patience, which seems to be nearly reached at the present time. Okuma's Jingo I'tteranccs. NEW YORK, June 7. —The Her ald's correspondent at Tokyo cables that Count Okuma's utterances and hostility to the United States are re garded by Japanese leading statesmen as principally for home consumption and part of the progressive party's efforts to overthrow the present min istry in the interest of Admiral Yam amota, the navy minister in the last cabinet, who is now traveling in Europe. He states that the recall of Viscount Aoki, ambassador to the United States, is one of the progres sive plans. They desire a "more ag gressive" representation at Washing ton and Baron Kaneko is mentioned as his successor. According to the correspondent Foreign Minister Hayashi declared the Japanese and American govern ments are at one in their views and there is no likelihood of internation al complications pending fuller con sular advices not yet brought b.fore the cabinet. Gel New Tram. A movement was started la3t spring by several of our most enter prising citizens to obtain capital to build a tramway from the top of the hill on the Douglas county side of the river near Dyer to Brewster, a dis tance of six miles, for the purpose of carrying wheat to this place to be ground into flour. The promoters have succeeded in interesting consid erable capital in this enterprise and are confident of securing sufficient money before the summer is over to build the tram and also a flour mill and elevator at this place. About $60,000 will be required to complete this project which they expect to have in running order by this time next spring.—Brewster Herald. At the Theater. On Monday night, June 10th the patrons of the Wenatchee theater will have an opportunity of witness ing the most powerful military drama yet presented in this city. Lin wood contains all the elements that a great play requires. lit beauti ful heart story contains a thought in every line, and its wonderful dra matic intensity holds the audience spellbound from start to finish. The entire Brandon company will be seen in this beautiful piece and all those who enjoy pathos, tear 3, thrills and laughter blended in an artistic man ner cannot afford to miss this won derful play. Tourist Club Meet*. Mrs. Loving entertained the mem bers of the Tourist club at her home yesterday afternoon, about twenty members being present. A literary and musical program was enjoyed, and afterwards the guests were re galed with a three-course luncheon. Among the members who attend ed yesterday's session were Mrs. Blake, Mrs. I. J. Bailey, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Coburn, Mrs. Clapp, Mrs. C. M. Denniston, Mrs. Manham, Mrs. Lodge Mrs. Mrs. Crill, Mrs. Honiara, Mrs. Sterns, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. L. V.] Wells, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Bel ser, and Mrs. Moon-ey. Next Tuesday night Mrs. Piper and Mrs. Bailey will give a shower party in honor of Miss Patricia Collier, who is soon to be married. Married and Gone. Yesterday Justice Palmer united in the bonds of matrimony two Leav enworth young people. C. I. Williams and Lizzie Houck. They left here for Leavenworth on the next train. FORESTRY MAN AT SEATTLE Shelter Says Complaints Against Forest Reserves Art- Not Justified. SEATTLE, June 7. —D. B. Sheller. forest superintendent of the Yakima division of the Washington forest re serve, which includes a large part of the Eastern Washington national for est was in Seattle yesterday en route to Tacoma, where he will attend the annual convention of the Knights Templar, of which he is state grand commander. Mr. Sheller's head quarters are in Wenatchee. Speaking of the recent movement in this state to protest against their perpetuation, Mr. Sheller said yesterday at the Rainier-Grand: "1 cannot see where anyone in this state has any just complaint against the newly created reserves in Washington. These new reservations are remarkably advan tageous to the cattleman, and afford the irrigation farmers a much better protection from lack of water. The only one 3 who are dissatisfied, as far as I can see, are the lumbermen, who thinking merely of the present and their own interests, uo not realize what these reserves will mean to the perpetuation of lumber trade In this state. "All forest reserves are open for grazing, and these additions to the Washington reserves give the cattle men that much more territory to use, which will in no way be interrupted. The new reserves include a number of watersheds which contribute to the Eastern Washington irrigation properties and assures them contin ued supply. "As to the probability of there be ing large areas of land incorporated in these reserves which might be suitable for agricultural purposes, I cannot see where anyone has any just complaint, as all they need to do is to prove its adaptability to these pur poses and the land will be readily eliminated by the forest service." Mr. Sheller claims to have origin ated the bill which passed congress in 1906 providing for such exemption as mentioned in the above paragraph, and he says it is still as effective as ever, and should be resorted to when ever necessary, instead of united pro tests being made to the government as are now suggested. Farewell Frolic to Frank Dallam. Last night eight sympathizing friends fed Frand Dallam a farewell feed at the Chewawa Cafe. The un married men mourned his desertion from their ranks; yet they felt that Dallam could not help it —that mar riage is the common fate of man, and that the most undomestic may be roped and thrown when off his guard and least expecting it. The married j men present ate silently, 3aying but i little to cheer up the guest of honor ' —for they were sorry for him. Concealed in the adjacent bath room a 40-horse power graphophone ground out appropriate ditties, in cluding "What You Goin' to do When the Rent Comes Round," "Everybody Works but Father," and "Happily Starving to Death." As announced in yesterday's World Dallam is to be married June 12 at Albany, Oregon, to Miss Laura Hack leman, of that city. He left on the we3t bound train late last night. The mourners who sat at the last supper were Bill Grimshaw, Baldy Stocker, Geo. H. Ellis, Jr., Ruf Woods. X ' Weeks, Fred Simpich and Edmo'id Preeee, the son of a lord, and the victim. Bill Grimshaw took occasion last night to deny the persistent rumors of his early marriage. The following menu wa3 served: Stuffed Olives Radishes Soup Conso-rme a la Normandie Fish Fillet of Sole Entrees Homer Squab*a la Americaine Roast Tenderloin of Beef, Provincial Salad Shrimps en Mayonaise Xew Green Peas Dessert Ice Cream, Assorted Cakes, Fruits Cafe Noir Stogies Just received a shipment of Foun tain Syringes and hot water bottles. Pogne Drag. Co. 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 RANCH FOR SALE 10 ACRES of fine land at Sunnyslope, all set to trees partly in bearing, all kinds of small fruit. Good house and other buildings. Very best location at Sunnyslope. Water front and good water-right. For short time only $10,000, Easy Terms. Phone 635 or call on M. W. NELSON, Poplar Street Here is an Opportunity—Don't Let it Slip 3 lots in Peachy Addition, on Mission and Clark Streets, 284 feet frontage d»4 AAA $1000 cash, balance on terms. ▼ ■ RED APPLE REAL ESTATE COMPANY A. J. Linville C. H. Chapman Crystal Spring Fruit Land A beautiful home and an independent income are combined in 10 acres of Crystal Spring fruit land situated in the Entiat valley. This is what you are looking for. Equitable climate, full crops, no failures, plenty of water, spring water for stock, long distance telephone, mail delivered thrice a week, three miles from boat landing. For further particulars in quire of FRANK E. KNAPP, - ENTIAT, WASH. The Flower of aJI Flours That's PeotcK Blossom W enatcheeMiling C ompany WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON Dr. McCoy's Hospital WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON Will accept all surgical and medical cases except con tagious diseases. Ambulance will meet all trains and boats for out-of-town patients upon request. COLUMBIA VALLEY BANK Capital $100,000 Established 1892 The Old Strong Bank FIVE CENTS PER COPT. Wenatchee, Wash.