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VOL. IV. NO. 304.
LEGISLATIVE SES SION ENDS SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRE SENTATIVES ADJOURN UNTIL AUGUST 11 — IMPEACHMENT BOARD REDUCED TO THREE. Olympia, July 3. —The senate and house of representatives adjourned the extraordinary session of the legislature shortly t>efore 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon until August 11, the date fixed for the tiral of im peachment of State Insurance Com missioner John H. Schively. The Hay forces in the house re ceded from their position of the morning objecting to the reduction of the impeachment board of man agers from 11 to 3. They voted to accept three and Speaker Meigs, Representative Sparks and Repre sentative Edge were named by bal lot. The conference committee on the compensation of members employed in the impeachment proceedings sub mitted a report fixing the salaries of senators at $5 per diem and $10 per diem for the three managers. The report was adopted. The feature of the house morning session was the fight precipitated by the introduction of a resolution by French, of Clarke, rescinding all for mer action relative to the member ship of the board of managers of the Schively impeachment proceedings, and naming as managers the speak er and Representatives Lambert and Edge. The board, when the house met, consisted of eleven representa tives —the speaker and Messrs. Lam- Buchanan, Frank C. Jackson, Todd. McGregor, Sparks, Taylor, Hubbell, McMaster and Edge. French, Beach, Weir and other members of the liberal element ar gued that it was a needless expense to the state to have such a large board, as the prosecution of the case was practically complete in the at torney general's office and three members could do the work of eleven. The house early in the morning indicated its disposition to refuse to consider the six or eight 'bills of purely local importance that passed the senate yesterday, and everything was referred to the usual i committees. f The senate transacted a little mi nor business during this morning's session. Falconer's motion to amend ' the rulings of the impeachment pro- cedure requiring that a showing be Bade that requested testimony is * material before subpoenas are is sued, and the Graves resolution that the senators be allowed no pay between the time of recess and Aug ust 11, when they will reconvene were passed. PUT BAN ON CRACKERS Chief Inscho Says That No Fire crackers Will Be Allowed to Be Fired in the City Limits. On account of the shortage of wa ter. Chief Tnscho has made a regula tion that po firecrackers will be al lowed to be fired within the fire lim its of the city of Wenatchee. Con ditions are worse in the city this year regarding water than at any former period and the police depart ment will see that every precaution is taken that there may be no fire started this Fourth. NO PAPER MONDAY. > The Daily World, in com • mon with the other business i houses of the city, proposes to » make Monday a holiday, con . sequently there will be no pa . per issued on Monday. The > employes will be scattered, • some going to Chelan, some to • Seattle and others will join i fishing parties. All plan to have < a good time. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1909. BOUGHT 1,000 CITY BONDS HARRIS TRUST & SAVINGS BANK OP CHICAGO THE BEST BID DER ON LAST BOND ISSUE PAID $2,010 PREMIUM. There were three bidders for the $40,000 bond issue of the city when the bids were opened by the finance committee and the city treasurer. These bonds draw 5 per cent and ma ture in 15 years. The bidders were the Harris Trust & Savings bank of Chicago, $42,010; Seattle Trust Title Co., $41,064; C. H. Coffin, Chicago, $40,501. The Harris company was the low est bidder on the $30,000 issue last spring which was found to be de fective and necessitated a new bond election at which time the amount was raised from $30,000 to $40,000. The issue which was just sold was needed by the city for the payment of the damages incurred by the re grade and for the purpose of paying for the city's proportion of the street improvement work in the city. The street committee and the city clerk formally signed an acceptance of the bid of Allyn & McKiver for: the regrade of Wenatchee avenue. This accepance was mailed to the office of the firm in Seattle by regis tered mail and the registry receipt was returned this morning. This means that the city has accepted the bid of Allyn & McKiver and that it holds the check of $3,750 put up with the bid by Allyn & McKiver for the faithful performance of the contract and will insist on the per formance of the work for which the j company bid. OFFERED CITY FREE POWER PRESIDENT GUNN OF THE WE NATCHEE ELECTRIC CO. TEN ' DERS THE CITY POWER FOR FIRE PROTECTION. Immediately after the little fire of yesterday atfernoon at the Miller residence, when it was seen that the city was without adequate water, President Gunn of the Wenatchee Electric company made the following offer to the city: ' July 2, 1909. 'To the Mayor and City Council. City of Wenatchee, Wash. "Gentlemen: We understand that at the fire this afternoon there was not sufficient water in the city mains to have given any adequate protec tion. i "Realizing the particular danger ! just at this time, with extremely dry weather and the Fourth of July ap proaching, and desiring to do our full duty as citizens of the town of Wenatchee, the Wenatchee Electric | company offers to furnish current to ; operate your pumping plant for a | few days over the Fourth of July j without charge. We are doing this J for the sake of fire protection only, ; and do not intend to offer the city | free current to furnish water to the j city for domestic and irrigating pur ! poses. Respectfully. "WENATCHEE ELECTRIC CO. "Arthur Gunn, President." This morning Engineer Ward found that the Entiat Power & Light company would be ready for opera tions by noon and notified Mr. Gunn that power would not be needed pro viding the machinery for the Entiat Power company run smoothly. In case it did not the city would be very grateful for the offer of the Wenat chee Electric company. At 3:15 this afternoon the Entiat Power company started up the plant at the cannery and pumping opera tions were commenced. It is thought that the pump will work all right and that the reservoir will be filled up, thus giving the city plenty of water. Member of the Associated Press DOWAGER QUEEN MARGHERITA OF ITALY IN REGAL COSTUME The illness of Margherita, dowager queen of Italy, has caused much alarm a mom; her subjects, for she enjoys the love and respect of a vast number of people. The report that she had symptoms of lockjaw spread gloom throughout the realm. Court physicians at tirst thought it was a case of sore throat, but symptoms of tetanus followed, and specialists so diagnosed it The dowager queen is in her fifty-eight year. FOUND BODY OF MAN DROWNED C. E. JACKSON FOUND IN CLUMP OF BUSHES BELOW BRIDGE PORT—HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE JUNE 18. Bridgeport, Wash.. July 3. The jbody of C. E. Jacksou, who was | missing since June 18, was found a I quarter of a mile below the Bridge i port Land company's log boom, [ Thursday evening. Working men I returning to the company's camp in a skiff found the body tangled in a clump of bushes 10 feet from the shore. The body was easily recog ! nized. Eighty-five dollars was found |in a buckskin sack tied around the ; neck. The money was turned over to Bert Berry, manager of the land company. The body being badly de composed and under the existing cir cumstances it was left lying in the water to await the arrival of the j coroner. His friends were notified. On June 18 Mr. Jackson was work ing on a boom of logs close to the : NEWS FORECAST FOR THE : t COMING WEEK ♦ Washington. D. C, July 3.-—The Fourth falling this year on Sunday, the holiday will be observed Mon day. On that day the eyes of the nation will be turned toward the region roundabout Lake Champlain, where a program of notable festivi ties will be inaugurated in celebra tion of the 300 th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's discovery of the lake which bears his name. President Taft, the British and French ambassadors and many other notables are to participate in tbe Lake Champlain tercentenary. The president will attend exercises to be held at Fort Ticonderoga Tuesday and at Plattsburg the following day. Thursday he will be in Burlington, where the celebration is to close, and will leave that night on the re turn trip to Washington. Monday, the day previous to his visit to Fort Ticonderoga, President Taft will run down from his summer home at Beverly to* Norwich, Conn., and will speak at the celebration land company power plant. He was missed by his fellow workmen. His shoes and stockings were found on the snore. Immediately a search was instigated but no trace of the body could be found. The river being very high it was thought if drowned the body had floated further down the river. Some of his fellow work men could scarcely entertain the idea that he was drowned and even ex pected he would return later. Mr. Jackson was a resident of the Tunk valley. April 10 he made final proof on his homestead and since then has been in the employ of the Bridgeport Land company. He was to return home on the 4th and utilize his savings on his homestead. HAVE SOME 'COTS C. E. Lewis of Sunnyslope Will Mar ket 150 Crates of Moorparks This Season. C. E. Lewis of Sunnyslope this morning brought the first local grown apricots into the market. This con sisted of but one crate and it was sold to the Depot Lunch Counter. He expects to market 150 crates this season from his 150 trees. While this is not anything like a full crop yet he feels very well satisfied with what he has. there of the 250 th anniversary of the founding of the city. The czar will be the central figure in a magnificent patriotic military pageant which is to be held at Pol tava Thursday in celebration of the 200 th anniversary of the defeat of Charles XII. of Sweden by the Rus sians. A hearing will be held at White Plains Tuesday to determine whe ther Harry Thaw is now sane and in a condition to be released from' the Mattewan asylum. Three of the largest conventions of the summer are scheduled for the week. Denver will be the rallying point for thousands of school teach ers assembled for the annual meet ing of the National Educational As sociation. The international conven tion of. the Christian Endeavor Union will meet in St. Paul Wed nesday and on the same day the bi ennial convention of the Epworth League Will begin its sessions in Se attle. SURPRISED AT VAL LEY'S GROWTH W. J. CURRIDEN, WHO IS TRAV ELING CONTINUOUSLY, SAYS WENATCHEE IS THE BEST AD VERTISED APPLE BELT. '"The Wenatchee valley is the best advertised fruit section of the United Raffle. I have been from New York to Alabama all through the Southern states and as far northeast as Massa chusetts upon the New England coast : and everywhere I have seen the We i natchee apples. I have seen people stampede in Chicago to get the We i natchee apples." ' This is the statement made this j morning to the Daily World by W. J. | Curriden, who four years ago spent ! several months in this city as editor 'of the Wenatchee Advance. Since , leaving here Mr. Curriden has visited 'almost every section of the United- States from New York to San Fran : cisco, and he says that there is no ' section in the nation that has such a great future before it as tbe apple ; belt of this western country. "Wenatchee apples are the best known apples and therefore bring tbe highest prices. The remaining un developed portion of the valley which is not under irrigation but will later be under water should add a tremen dous volume of trade and bring ; greater success to the city of We natchee. I was astonished this morning when I first looked up aud down Wenatchee avenue and across the Columbia river, what used to be the eyesore and now bids fair to he the most attractive and productive of tbe Columbia river valley. 1 refer to that strip of land across the Col- I [ umbia river, opposite Wenatchee,! which anyone could have purchased \ five years ago for a song. There are I reasons why the apple industry of 'the state of Washington will con-! tinue to bring its larger and larger j . profits. I found from my travels that \ the vast apple orchards of New York i state. Missouri and Arkansas no longer exist. Blight and disease of j : various kinds is rapidly destroying; , these centers as apple producers, i thus making a greater demand for' the irrigated apple which has always held preference. I am reliably in-j formed that a deficiency of 25,000 boxes of apples occurred in 1908 in the United States. This fact, coupled with the increasing demand for We natchee apples I regard as a very profitable omen for the coming sea : son." Mr. Curriden. who temporarily abandoned the newspaper field, is now heavily interested in mining in the states of Nevada, California and , the tei ritory of Arizona. He is sec retary of one mining company in Ari zona which has produced $1,000,000 i during the last few years. They are 'opening a vast amount of ore which ! promises to quadruple, the results of the past. Mr. Curriden came | here for the purpose of having a 1 short visit with J. L. Corey, with • whom he has been associated in newspaper enterprises, but as he I found Mr. Corey was absent from | the city he will leave on No. 4 for I Spokane. i Four Drunks. Four drunks were arraigned yes jterday afternoon before Judge Pal i mer and given the usual fines of $5 i each. Some paid and others will | have to serve out their time on the I street. Mrs. J. H. Miller, who was quite badly burned yesterday afternoon at the fire at the Miller home, on Mis sion street, is much easier this morn ing. Both hands and arms were badly blistered but it is seri ous as was at first thought. The origin of the fire was determined last night-when Mrs. Miller became easier from her injuries. She stated that she was using gapoline to clean the clothing of her little boy, and in some manner a match dropped from the boy's clothing and was stepped on by Mrs. Miller, Igniting the match and causing the fire. In attempting to throw some of the articles on the porch which had caught Are, Mrs. Miller was quite badly burned. 5c PER COPT. RIVER COMMISSION 111 SESSION MEMBERS MEET IN WENATCHEE TODAY TO DISCUSS IMPROVE MENT OF THE UPPER COLUM- BIA RIVER. | The first meeting of the Columbia ! River Improvement commission is j being held in Wenatchee today. The j commission consists of the following I persons: State Senator A. W. An jderson, of Stevens county; James B. i Balentine, of Spokane; W. W. Bry ! ant. county commissioner of Stev j ens county; Herman Cornehl, of j Bridgeport, and Capt. Fred McDer i mott. The commission was appoint !ed by Governor Hay to look after the j expenditure of the $50,000 appro -1 riated by the state. The commission is composed respectively of a state senator, an irrigation man, a county J commissioner, a man who is con versant with the up-river country and a river captain. With this com j bination it is believed that the money ; will be spent in a most judicious ' manner. Many times the sum aprpopriated j could be spent on this river to ad vantage but even the $50,000 will do [much toward opening up the river at • certain seasons of the year. While jnothing definite has been done by the ; committee up to the time of going jto press, it is generally understood !by the members of the commission j that a greater part of the money will be spent at Foster creek. The blow ! ing out of some rocks at this place ; will allow the boats to ascend the i certain stages of the river, thus af , fording an outlet for the crops iv I Ferry and Stevens counties. The | work of the committee is important jto Wenatchee in that it opens up a (new territory tributary to this city. The commission was entertained !at an informal dinner today noon, j given at the Great. Northern hotel by | the Commercial club, at which there | were present a number of the club ; officials and representatives of the ; press. ! i Found for Boat Employes. Judge Palmer had a civil suit in his court yesterday afternoon in which Arthur Lawrence sued the C. & O. Steamboat company for $?0-.65. the amount which he claimed for service as a deck hand. Lawrence, it appeared from the testimony in the case, had attempted to throw off a package of pipe fittings at one of the tip-river landings and fell short on his throw and the castings went inio the river and were lost. The boat company sought to deduct the value of the castings, $12, fom his salary, but as it was shown that the man was acting under orders from a superior officer the court allowed his salary in full. Lost Horse in Fire. The barn which burned yesterday in East Wenatchee belonged to D. M. Simon, who last year purchased the place of D. N. Payton. In the barn was a valuable hocse which was con sumed by the flames. The buggies and wagons were removed in time to be saved. Mr. Simon estimates his loss at about $500. Hace Meeting Opens at Bntte. Butte, Mont., July 3.—The mid summer meeting of the Butte Jockey club opened today at the old Marcus Daly racing course. The meetin? will continue thirty days and from all indications it will be one of tb* most successful ever held here. One Thousand Made Homeless. Cobalt. Ont., July 3. — Fire yester day destroyed 7"» buildings and one thousand are homeless, with a loss of $350,000. Tents and supplies aT^ being furnished by the provisional government. Larking (towns. Misdemeanor. Olympia, July 2. —Attorney General Bell informally ruled today that superior judges who fail to wear gowns are guilty of a misdemeanor un der the criminal code.