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VOL. IV. NO. |02.
IE UB 081 I CQLtMBIA AN SUPPOSED HAVE SHOT | AT DEPUTY SHERIFF OF DOUGLAS OOUNTI THOI'GHT TO HAVE LANDED lift RE. 1 Dr. McCoy and D. ( H Tuwne made a trip up the Columbia river some 3 yen or eight miles* yesterday after »on and while driving along the ver bank they noticed a man float n g down the river on a small log 1 %ft. He was riddling away and, with the swift current was making 1 fast time. Bifore leaving the city | these men hal received information of the attempl of a man named S. Kepherd attending to shoot a dep- \: uty sheriff at Bridgeport on Monday aid that possibly the; man seerp o the log raft might be j l .he nian£wa&-d by the Douglas coun- ; y officials, rhey asked a rancher i whom tMhey ftse d to notify the We-: natcheJp auth.ities of the man who ?** fjJPting th T iver trip. This, how- I failedo do, but about 6:30 the Matt man .nded just above the I b.idme on the buglas county side of t;.e#river. Hevas assisted in land- ( ' b> ' a^nan I*° was catching logs - ar* ' was aftorw rds seen by a num- t b/ j r of other prties. but before the i /'fficials were aprised of the arrival f of the man he ad disappeared and cannot be founc Kepberd. is con sidered a bad ma, by neighbors. Ho vas jm*te& aboOt a year ago on th* chlrge Qf threat ening arson and was put under bonds to keep the peac^ , The first of the weefc a deputy 'ft? of Douglas county went up to i a!r.^hi m chjyge of attf-inpt^Jjj ■fc^fc < hia'neigh- I ■>rs with poisoned milk, but the H ;n took a shot it the deputy and H naged to escape. The supposition ■ | that he went to the river and I «'aed the two logs together and I lie the trip down the river to j I lade the officials. After hearing of, I je arrival of the raft man, Deputy I jenyon and Officer Nelson scurried I H found and tried to locate the man.; V. ' was unsuccessful. Sheriff Fer- i B also spent the night in search-. | tor him but he was also unsuc- j B. L They have several clews to »n which they are working and I I. i possibility that the man may Wk icated today. ■ \. c. VJ. Wilmerath, of Chicago, B Widress the members of the B club and the fruit grow ■ l Vuie valley at the Commercial H Anns Friday evening. July 2, B V. He comes with a letter of Action from Mr. E. C. Leedy, rly immigration agent of the Northern at Chicago, and ag from Mr. Leedy's letter, he I "I was at Columbia, Mo., at peting of the state horticultu- Mk iatiou in January, where he I an iddress before this as- H which was voted to be the H -ess on apple packing and B:etin- of apples that was B mtec to that association." ■ citet. of the United States H fie tartment of pomology sijtera Mr. Wilmeroth one i apple men he ever L A very fruit grower in I out and hear him. I IISNIS W. KING, President. riy Flowers. ion regarding the! 1 of Isabel 11 Ward, aughter of Mr. and ; it here was no men r beautiful floral c merob-'i * of the ity officials united j tiful floral wreath Bent in floral to -1 was private and ; Rer. Hyatt. LAWYERS FAILED TO COMETHROUGH EAGLE LIVERY & TRANSFER CO. TO HAVE VACANT PLACE IN THE RED APPLE TWILIGHT BASEBALL LEAGUE. It was thought yesterday that it would be possible for the lawyers to put a team in the Twilight baseball league but they failed to organize and the executive committee acted favorably upon the application for a place by the Eagle Livery & Transfer company. A team of the Eagle em ployes will meet . the Real Estate teamth is evening and though they have had no practice there are a number of good ball players among the boy? from this company and they are confident that they are able to hold iheir own with any team in the league. The line-up tonight will be as follows: Rea! Estate—Chase, c; Butler, p: Lake, be; Elliott, lb; Martin, 2b; F. Crollard. 3b: Grey, rf; Boehmer. cf; Fuller. If; subs, Hardesty, Oliver, Gehr, Keller. Eagtes—Coble, c; Fox, p; Gorm ely, Iti; Courtway, 2b; George, 3b; Towne.l ss; Montgomery, rf; Comp :on. cfi Oglevie. If; subs, C. Towne. Fates amd F. Courtway. «ALLYNII MS Clffl lUOJpJL A* Avti>Ei> FOR THE OF STREETS BLT HE WOULD BE RELEASED. The contract for the improvement of Wenatchee avenue and King and Palouse streets was yesterday for mally awarded to Allyn & McKiver, the Seattle firm who on Tuesday night at the council meeting bid on this work. The contract price for Wenatchee avenue was approximate ly $59,379. Mr. McKiver. however, on investigating, was not very well satisfied with the manner of paying for this work and yesterday asked the committer 1o release him from his bid. but insomuch as Mr. Mc- Kiver was the only bidder and from the further fact that he had put up a check for $3,700 as an evidence of good faith, the members of the street committee were disposed to hold him to his contrant. He left last night without statins just what time he would commence the work. The council feels disposed to assist Mr. McKiver in securing the prompt pay ments for this work so that there nay be no delay. A committee will be appointed from the members of tie council to canvass the property owners on this street and if possible secure promises from ail to pay into the city at statel intervals a percent age of the cost of this work assessed against their property. PLANT READY THIS WEEK NEW CITY PIMPING PLANT AND EXTIAT POWER COMPANY PLANT READY TO SUPPLY WA TER LAST OF THE WEEK. The Enti.it Power company- has had all kinis of fouble with the railway company in getting its new plant here, but this finally arrived the firt-t of the week and it is ex- DOtced that the installation will be completed on Saturday. It is also stated that the hew city prutifpfßg plant will be in readiness for opera tion by Sunday, so tha.4 by that time it will be possible 10 commence the pumping of thei Columbia river wa ter. 1 THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1909. 10 m mm without he MS This Is the Statement Made by C. W. Wilmeroth, a Prominent Fruit Buyer From Chicago, Representing New- York, Philadelphia and Chicago Ap ple Exporting Houses. C. W. Wilmeroth, of Chicago, rep resenting" Olivet Bros., New York. Detwiler & Son of Philadelphia, and M. Fry & Co. of Chicago, big apple firms, arrived in the city this morn ing for personal inspection of the Wenatchee valley. Mr. Wilmeroth was found at the office of Colbert & Elliott by a World representative. Mr. Wilmeroth was formerly asso ciated in business with Charles P. Elliott,'the father of E. M. Elliott of this city. True to the nature of j Mr. Wilmeroth's business as a buyer it was some little time before the fact developed that he was an apple buyer and that he was here for the purpose of sizing up the probable yield and fruit conditions of this val ley, but he was finally persuaded to |express his opinion on the apple crop |of the United States for the year ! 1909. "I have seen the Boise. Nampa, I Payette. Grand Ronde, Yakima and Wenatchee districts. I am going ! from here to the Spokane, Meyers Falls, Dayton and Hood l&v+m toaii * tes. and from what I have seen, | and I am frank to *uy that I have i examined very closely, the entire ; western country, with the exception of Colorado, will have a little lighter crop than usual. "Owing to the judicious use of j fire pots, the Grand Junction and j North Forks country, Colorado, will ; have a bumper peach crop, which of course will bring fabulous prices, J owing to the fact that these will be | practically the only fancy peaches on the market this year." On being questioned as to the use lof fire pots, Mr. Wilmeroth said: "The fire pot as used by the Colo : rado peach, grower, is very similar to | the plumber's furnace. They are j sheet iron cylinder affairs about 8 ior 10 inches in diameter and from |18 inches to a foot high, partially filled with crude oil. with a wick j protruding from the top. The wick jis lighted and perhaps three or four, of these pots are placed at intervals of 100 feet apart, making about three or four to the acre. They are very efficient in checking the killing frosts, inasmuch as they heat the air and cause,warm air currents to pass through the trees, protecting, as it were, the buds." Mr. Wilmeroth was asked as to the prices Wenatchee fruit would bring this year, and the gentleman was perfectly frank in saying that it was rather doubtful, even though our crop is a little short, that prices would go any higher than last year, inasmuch as the Ben Davis section, which represents 35 per cent of the bearing fruit trees of the United States and includes those middle western states, Missouri, Kansas, Ar kansas, Indiana, a portion of Illinois, etc., will have, from present indica tions, an enormous crop. However, the effect of this particular Ben Davis section on the Wenatchee crop is decreasing year by year, inasmuch as the farmers through the middle western states are discouraged with i apple growing and are inclined to neglect their trees simlpy because j when they do have large crops they are either unprepared for their hand- ( ling in the way of pickers, barrels, etc., or if the farmers do prepare themselves for properly picking and packing the apples, market condi-' t; ins for the mediocre apple is such that the price is not in keeping with "]£i!j|t and the farmer barely breaks ieven." Th e is tnyit year by tfl&*f£me! neglects his trees •more i nd more h , - tfee Ben Davis seC_ jtion, and the til? is coming in ih * 'very near fuhm \ heh competition Member of the Associated Press with tliis section will be minimum. Mr. Wilmeroth has spent his life in the fruit business and is excep tionally well posted, as is evident by his talk at. the Missouri state con vention where he delivered quite a reading on apple culture and care of apple "zees, but the farmers, are not to be counseled in this Ben Davis section. They are discouraged, as well they may be, inasmuch as their apples are worth no more than the prices they bring, owing to their in ferior keeping and shipping qualities, not considering at all their general appearance and size. \ T o high class fruit stand, gro cery or general market in the United Suites is complete today without We natcnee apples." says Mr. Wilmer- oth. it is impossible to get away from the fact that the big red apple country produces the prettiest apple in the United States; pretty in ap pearance, large in size, firm in text ure, with a wonderful keeping qual ity. :'u. Wilmeroth will remain in We- natchee for a few days, will look over the entire section, and if he finds time, will run up to the Met how country and on the tT'up w'll be the guest of Mr. Elliott, of the Col bert-Elliott combination. Mr. Wil- meroth is stopping at the Great Northern hotel He comes here highly recommend ed and carries with him a letter of introduction from E. C. Leedy, trav eling immigration agent of the Great Northern, who states that Mr. Wilmeroth on last winter gave an address before the State Horticultu ral association of Missouri on "Apple Packing and Apple Marketing," and this address has become a text-book on this subject for use by the grow ers of the state of Missouri and has been pronounced by apple experts in the employ of the United States gov ernment to be the best treatise on that subject that has ever been given. Mr. Wilmeroth has been persuaded to address the fruit growers of this valley at a special meeting to be held at the Commercial club rooms tomor row evening. PITTSBURG FIRM MAKES INQUIRY CRITCHFIELD & WOOLFOIJi WRITE COMMERCIAL (TAT* RE GARDING CROI»S AND FOSSI HI LUTES OF CARLOAD LOTS. The fruit firm of Crutchfield & Woolfolk, one of the large firms of the east, with headquarters at Pitts burg, has written the Commercial dub of this city regarding the fruit crops of this season and the possi bilities of securing fruit here in car load lots. W. R. Johnson, a repre sentative of the firm, while touring the various fruit sections during the past several months, heard of We natchee for the first time and ad vised his fi.*m to make arrangements to do business here this coming sea son. The firm has written the Com mercial dub to find out if it is pos sible to secure fruit here this fall in large quantities. W. A. Thompson came in last night from Seattle. Mrs. Thompson and son will remain in Seattle Tor a month. mmn DIRECTORS OF COMMERCIAL CLUB TO PROTECT THE WORDS "WENATCHEE THE HOME OF THE 810 RED APPLE." The meeting of the board of di rectors of the Commercial clug was held last night. The most import ant matter considered was that of copyrighting the words Wenatchee, the Home of the Big Red Apple." In view of the fact-that recently some of the other localities of the state have been infringing on this slogan which is supposed to belong exclu sively to Wenatchee, the club will make efforts at once to have this pro tected, so that no other locality may not use it. Lem McKittrick, acting secretary of the Commercial club, was selected :by the board to go to Seattle and ! remain during the balance of the big fair to advertise Wenatchee and in ; duce as many people to come here jas possible. Mr. McKittrick is a 1 good booster and it is thought that the board made a wise selection. The board also decided to get out a large amount of advertising mat ter and probably r>o,ooo booklets will be printed at once to be used in the main at the Seattle exposition. HAD AUTO WRECK EXPERIENCE MRS. HARRY TAYLOR OF THIS CITY WAS IN THE GEO. W. STETSON CAR WHEN IT COL- LIDEI) LAST FRIDAY. Mrs. Harry Taylor of this city has ; been visiting in Seattle for the past : several weeks at the George W. Stet son home. She had an experience i last Friday, however, which would ' naturally tend to give her an an ! tipathy for automobiling. She was ;in the machine driven by Mr. Stetson and in which there were several other occupants and on the corner jof Broadway the Stetson machine collided with one driven by George C. Myers. Mrs. Stetson was thrown from the machine by the force of the collision and suffered a broken arm and also received internal injuries. The accident happened about 9 o'clock and was near one of the big Seattle hospitals, to which Mrs. Stet son was Immediately removed. Both machines were large ones and were considerably damaged. Neither Mrs. Taylor nor any of the other occu i pants of the car were injured other | than being considerably shaken up. !E. C. Owens, of the Columbia Valley bank, was in Seattle on the wate of the accident and was a witness to it. Mrs. M. J. Taylor of the Great Northern hotel, a sister of Mrs. Stet son, left immediately on receipt of the news of the accident, to assist \in the care of her sister. Hardware Man Takes Bride. F. J. Templeton of the Seattle Hardware company, who for the past six months has made Wenatchee his headquarters, left several weeks ago for Red Oaks, lowa, where he was married. He and bride arrived here last night and expect to make this city their home. For the present they will secure furnished rooms and will not go to housekeeping until later in the fall. Attend Elk's Convention. Harry Taylor of the Great North ern hotel will leave Saturday evening for Los Angeles as a delegate from the local Elks to the National Elks' convention which meets in the Cali fornia city next week. Marriage. License. A marriage lirense was issued yes torday to Frank D. Whitson and Miss Florence Plessinger. both of Wenat chee. 5c PBB COPT. IMB TAMMANY WR TAIL TEAM FROM ELLIS-FORDED STORE TOOK FALL OUT OF FORMER (TIAMPIONS ON BALL GROUNDS LAST NIGHT. Standing of the Clubs. Won. Lost. Pet. Firemen I 0 1000 Bankers I 0 1000 Ellis-Forde 1 0 1000 Printers 0 1 000 Icemen 0 1 000 Tammany 0 1 000 Before the largest attendance of the season the Tigers of Tammany met the Ellis-Forde cubs Wednesday evening and were defeated by a score of 11 to 7 in an exciting five inning game. The game was won by the team from the Big Store in their half" of the fourth, when with men on bases two runs were batted in and four men were given the gift of a run by being allowed to score from third base on passed balls. Boyd, who tossed the pills over the pan for the Cubs, pitched a steady game and was well supported in critical places. Armstrong for the Tigers went into the game with a lame whip but pitched good ball for two innings, when he was relieved by Shreve. "Kentuck" went in in the third without warmiug up and though accorded poor support be hind the bat pitched good ball under the circumstances. The Cubs took the field. Kemp drew four wide ones, stole second and third and scored on Hall's wild heave to first. Shreeve, Bowman and Miller went out in one, two. three order. Tn their half the Cubs sent, two men across the rubber be fore Ora Hall fell asleep between second and third. In the second Green got to first but was forced at second on Soren son's infield pop-up. Sorenson was caught off first through poor coach ing, and Lemon went out at first. The Cubs cinched their lead by three more scores. Hi Boyd. "Pink" Ma honey and Knowles drawing the lucky numbers. Score, Cubs 5, Ti gers 1. In the third Mike whiffed, Arm strong ditto. Kemp singled anc! took second and third. Shreeve gained first, stole second and on wild heaves Kemp. Shreeve and Bowman scored. Miller ended the stanza by fanning. With "Kentuck" in the box Cleary was out at first, Dunning lift ed one to center for three sacks, scoring a minute later. Ora Hall and H. Boyd were easy outs. Green took first but was out at second on Sorenson's grounder to the infield. Sorenson took second, went out at first, Sorenson scoring. Anderson walked and stole second, but died when Armstrong was out at first. For the Cubs each man on the batting list got a chance at the ball in the last of the fourth, and with the assistance of the errors and list less playing of the Tigers, linked with a timely hit or two. scored five runs. In the last inning Kemp walked, stole second and third and scored a minute later. Shreeve was out at first. Curley got on the sacks and went the rounds. Miller made it two down. Bill Green and Sorenson waited and drew four wide ones and Tammany's chances looked good, but game was over. Tammany 1 0 3 1 *— 7 Ellis-Forde 2 3 1 5 *—11 Whit son-IMesslnger. Mr. Frank D. Whitson and Miss Florence Plessinger were united in marriage yesterday evening at the ! home of the groom's brother, on Washington avenue. Rev. A. J. j Adams officiating. The wedding was ; attended only by the immediate rela itives and friends of the contracting parties. Tney will make their home ' na the corner of Mission and Spo kane streets. John Kryle and wife, of Lakeside, passed through here today on their way to Seattle. Charles Brown returned this morn ing from Seattle.