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VOL. V. NO. 23. WENATCHEE HAS POPHW OF 5245 Polk's Directory Representatives Find That City Now Has 5245 Residents Within the Corporation—Has Made Wonderful Gain During Past Year and Prospects Are Bright for Future WenaUhee —Population, 5,245. This is the result of the recent census taken in this city by the rep resentatives of the R. L. Polk Di rectory company of Seattle. The census was authorized by the Elk club of this city and the expenses in cident to the taking of the census were guaranteed by the local Elks. J. B. Gordon and F. A. Egar have been here for the past two weeks and they finished their labors Wednes day morning and left in the afternoon for Seattle. They found 5245 actual residents of the city. The names are in possession of the officers of the Elk club, free to the inspection of any one who might doubt that the city has the number of residents claimed. The special object of the census at this time was that the local Elks might receive a charter. The matter of the population has been the only bar to this and now that it has been removed by the testimony of the Polk Directory company there can be no reason for refusing to grant a char ter. The result of the census Is consid erable of a satisfaction to the resi dents of the city. It has been thought for the past six months that there must be fully 5000 people in the city but until the Elks demonstrated it there was no certainty as to the population. While there is a great deal of sat isfaction over the Increase of the population during the past year yet there is not a single business man in LOCAL THEATER MAO 10 VALUABLE HOMESTEAD ADAM J. RITZ, OF GEM THEATRE, NO. 13 IN THE FLATHEAD DRAWTNG THIS MORNING—IS MARRIED MAN; WANTS HOME. Spokane, Aug. 12.—The greatest of the three land drawings began shortly after 9:30 this morning. Six thousand numbers are to be drawn to decide who shall have the chance to procure one of the 2,500 land claims on the Flathead Indian res ervation in northwestern Montana. Today 1,500 names will be chosen and Friday and Saturday will com plete this part of the task. Little Christian Donlan, daughter of a prominent politician of Missoula. Mont., was chosen to draw the first lucky application from the great pile of letters. The total registration in the Flathead reservation was 80,893. Filings on the land will be made be ginning April 1, 1910. Winners will have an opportunity of looking over the land in the meantime and decid ing on homesteads. Joseph Furay, of Warsaw, Ind., drew No. 1, and No. 2 was Joseph Hodge, Deer Lodge, Mont. The others were Patrick Qulgley. Rose mont, Minn.; Ed. M. Webber. Hill yard, Wash.; Eleanor McClellau, Mis soula, Mont.; W T ill Seuehlke, Apple ton, Wis.; Seth Stlne, Vagones. B. C; Glen Llewellyn, Beatty. Mont.; Lon Frank, Butte, Mont.; C. T. Brownell, De Smet, S. D.; Ed. H. Charette, Goldfleld, Nev.; Demettnius Roga mor, West Salisbury, Pa.; Adam J. Ritz, Wenatchee, Wash.; Jos. K. Fos ter, Mt. Carmel, 111.; J. Rockman, THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1909. the city who does not feel optimistic enough to say that the rate of In crease for the coming year will be double that of the past year. While careful estimate has not been made of the suburban popula tion of Wenatchee, yet it is general ly conceded that this is equal if not in excess of the city population. Every year sees the larger tracts cut up and occupied by families and it is safe to say that the population outside of the corporation from the Wenatchee river bridge to the Squillchuck is from 5.000 to 8,000. Besides this there is a large and increasing population on the 5,000 acres across the Colum bia river immediately tributary to Wenatchee. DIVIDED KITTITAS CONTRACT The street committee and city en gineer got together yesterday on the bids made Tuesday night for the im provement of Kittitas street and awarded the concrete work to Wright & Meredith, and the grading, exca vating and wooden cross walks to the Eagle Transfer company. Both contractors, it is said, will commence work at once on the improvement of this street. j Cascade, Mont.; Sarah D. Cooper, Portland, Ore.; Alfred Wallin, Prai rie dv Chien, Wis.; S. E. Jacobs, Ray mond, Kan.; Ralph B. Tower, Sissi ton, S. D.; Jas. C. Piper, Charleston, 111.; A. B. Herrick, Webberville, Mich.; Alfred Cruze, Morris, Minn.; F. S. Bull, Helena, Mont.; Isaac Hed rick, Brushby Run, W. Va.; Ed. S. Dorman, Missoula, Mont.; Harry H. Goble, Great Falls, Mont.; Andrew Silberg. White Fish, Mont.; J. R. Smock, Shenandoah, Iowa; E. T. Ellis, Altoona. Iowa; D. J. Miller, Grand Ronde, Ore.; Amandus Hlntz, Spokane; No. 32 R. A. Cobban, Butte, Mont.; Francis M. Cannack, Seattle; G. T. Tabor, Prairie dv Chien. Wis.; John N. Towney, Butte, Mont.; A. H. Page, Seattle; Donald Mclntyre, Eve leth, Minn.; Harry T. Gebhart, Mis soula, Mont.; Thomas C. Caswell, Missoula, Mont.; Charles E. Christo pher, Chicago; Patrick J. Gilroy, Butte, Mont.; Andrew E. Eck, Hel ena, Mont.; E. E. Carbon, Spokane; Elizabeth Pfelfer, Muscatine, Iowa; John D. Powell, Kallspell, Mont.; Roger B. Aitken, Mahnowen, Minn.; Elzear Laundry, Butte; J. D. Van- Hew, Weldon, Iowa; James McKay, Battle Creek, Mich.; No. 50 John W. Durkin, Cleveland, O. A. J. Ritz, whose name was drawn as No. 13 in the Flathead reservation drawing- today, is one of the proprie tors of the Gem theatre of this city. He registered for all three of the drawings. He is a married man and Is very much pleased with his good fortune. He will leave next month to look over the land and make his selection. Member of the Associated Press WILL OPEN OFFICE HERE D. L. PRATT OF THE INTERSTATE REALTY & LOAN CO. WILL HAVE SI'ITE FORMERLY OCCU PIED BY WALTER M. OLIVE. D. L. Pratt, president and manager of the Interstate Realty & Loan com pany of Spokane, was in the city to day, coming down from Dover, and will leave this afternoon for Spo kane. The company represented by Mr. Pratt has recently acquired 760 acres of land at Dover, on the Col umbia river above Entiat. Five hun dred acres of this can be watered by a pumping plant, and it is the pur pose of the company to commence the work of clearing the land and getting it ready for planitng in the spring. The pump will be installed by May 1, insuring plenty of water for irriga tion purposes next year. Mr. Pratt has secured the suite of rooms in the Columbia Valley bank building formerly occupied by Walter M. Olive and later by City Engineer Ward. He is going to make this city his headquarters and will at once put his Dover tract of land on the market in five and ten acre tracts. MOTHER BUSINESS BLOCK TO BE BUIEI AT ONCE Jack O'Connor Sells Lots on Mission Street to Thos. F Lewis and Rufus Woods —Daily World Will Occupy Building—Contract Will Be Let at Once for Two or Three Stories The lots on Mission street owned by Jack O'Connor, in part of the burned district, were sold today to T. F. Lewis of Evanston, Wyoming, and Rufus Woods or Wenatchee. The buyers propose to begin at once the erection of a $20,000 busi ness block to be completed before cold weather. Part of the building will be occu- TO BUILD SCHOOL HOUSE BUILDING TO BE ERECTED THIS FALL ONE-FOURTH OF A MILE FROM THE EAST END OF COL UMBIA RIVER BRIDGE. The east side of the Columbia is undergoing a great change. During the past year dozens of fine new homes have been erected on the land which three years ago was a sage brush waste. Further than that, the people are not content alone with houses and barns, but churches and schools are also being constructed. The Daily World is now carrying a call for bids from the directors of Consolidated district No. 1. These bids will be opened August 14 and call for the erection and completion of a two roomed frame schoolhouse to be constructed about one-fourth of a mile from the east end of the Col umbia river bridge. L. fcj. Van Cleave Is chairman of the board, E. N. Simons, clerk. The other mem bers of the board are F. F. Keithley, H. J. Betty, Marlon Smith and George Porter. Mrs. Lindlay and sons returned to their home in Seattle yesterday, after spending a few days with Mrs. C. Browning. URGE ADDITION TO WAREHOUSE J. H. MILLER STARTED WORK THIS MORNING ON ADDITION 50x80 FEET ON SOUTH END OF PRESENT BUILDING. An addition f>oxSo will be erected at once on the south end of the We natchee Warehouse company build ing on Columbia and Palouse streets. J. H. Miller started men to work this morning to remove the sheds from the south of the present building and excavation work will be started Mon day. Mr. Miller has had this addi tion in contemplation for some time but did not positively decide to build until this week. There will be no contract let for the work, but Mr. Miller is to furnish the material and the work only will be contracted. The new addition is made necessary on account of the increased business done by the Wenatchee Warehouse company and from the fact that Mr. Miller contemplates putting in some new improvements to his plant. The addition will cost in the neighbor hood of $8,000 and will be ready for use early in the fall. pied by the Daily World office and what is left will be rented. Mr. Lewis left today for Wyoming to dispose of his property interests there, after which he will remove to Wenatchee, to make his permanent residence here. Mr. Lwis is a stock man of means and already has pur chased other properties in the val ley. START WORK ON POWER PLANT METHOW VALLEY CONCERN WILL GENERATE 4000 HORSE POWER USING POWER FOR* METHOW ROAD. Methow, Aug. 12. —Work has been started by the Methow Irrigation, Power and Traction company on Its power plant on the north fork of tbe Methow rivet, six miles above Wln throp. The entire volume of the north branch of the river will be utilized, with a 140-foot fall, in the genera tion of electric power. Contracts have been closed for the use of 800-horsepower for pumping water to Irrigate high bench lands In the upper end of the Methow valley. About 200 horsepower will be used by the town of Twisp for water works and electric lights. The company will proceed at once with the construction of the first unit of Its plant, which wll generate 1000 horsepower, and expects to be ready to furnish power In four months. The plant, when completed, will consist of four units and will produce" 4000 horsepower, all of which will be utilized in the Methow and Okan ogan valleys. ELECTRIFY t L BETWEEN l- UEAIIDUBIUI It Is Known Positively That It Is the Purpose of the Railway Company to Make This Improvement Within the Coming Year—Plant at Tumwater Canyon Pleases G. N. Officials EAGLE TEAM STILL TAIL-ENDERS DEFEATED LAST NIGHT IN SNAP PY GAME IN THE BALL PARK BY THE ELLIS-FORDE TEAM— SCORE 9 TO 10. Standing of Clubs. W. L. Pet. Firemen 6 1 .857! Icemen 5 1 .833; Tammany 4 3 .531 j Bankers 3 3 .5001 I Real Estate .3 3 .500 i Ellis-Forde 3 3 .500 j Printers 2 5 .285 | Eagle L. & T 0 7 .000 In a snappy ball game played last night and which was concluded in the darkness, the Eagle Livery & Transfer team still maintained their hold of the cellar, the score standing 9 to 10 in favor of the Ellis-Forde. Both teams were obliged to fill out by using members of outside teams. Boyd and Stocker formed the battery for the Ellis-Forde and Hampton and Coble for the Eagh?. Both teams put up a good game of ball and it was an interesting contest from start to finish. C. E. Owens umpired the game. The concluding game of the Twi light league series will be played to night between the Real Estate and Columbia Valley bank teams. The treasury of the league contains al most $100, and this will be used in a banquet for the members of the teams that will be given probably some time next week. Tomorrow Last Registration Day. There have been already about 815 who have registered for tbe coming local option election. Tomorrow is the last day and it is thought that there will be but few people in the city qualified to vote who are not down on the city registration books. Charles Brown, of Chelan, is in the city today. HARRY THAW STILL HELD ID BE NE JUSTICE MILLS HANDED DOWN HIS DECISION THIS MORNING— WILL BE RECOMMITTED TO INSANE ASYLUM. White Plains, N. V.. Aug. 12.— Justice Mills handed down his deci sion this morning that Thaw was in sane and dismissed the writ of habeas corpus under which Thaw endeavored to secure his release from Mattewnn and remanded him to the custody of the state authorities at Mattewan. Justice Mills suggested that Thaw while at Mattewan be restored to the privileges he enjoyed during his first term and that his mother be allowed 5c PER COPY. Under the supervision of Contract or Carlson a large force of men are engaged in clearing the rock from a two-acre area near the old site of the Marr Lumber company. This work is being done in preparation for a large roundhouse to be con structed for the Great Northern rail way. This roundhouse, it is said, will be either seven or eight stalls. In connection with the building of the new depot, roundhouse and other improvements, that have been out lined from time to time by the Daily World, for the Great Northern it comes from a very reliable source that it is the purpose of the Great Northern railway to electrify the road between Leavenworth and Gold Bar on the western slope, the ODject being to operate all trains by elec tricity between these points. Some weeks ago the announcement was made that it was the purpose of the railway company to extend the trol ley wires from the tunnel to Leaven worth and Skykomish, but it is known positively that it is the inten ■ tion of the company to make a stiir further extension and include the dis trict between Wenatchee and Gold Bar. The railway officials are very highly pleased with the electric ser vice through the tunnel and the offi cials who Uif pected the plant and ser vice some two or three weeks ago expressed themselves at that time that it was only a question of time when the service would be greatly extended. Immediately after their visit an order was placed with the General Electric company for a third generator. One of the great items of saving by the use of electricity on the summit is coal, and it is stated that the saving to the company in this item alone would in ten years pay for the construction of the power plant. It is also said that it is the pur pose of the Great Northern to oper ate the Leavenworth-Lake Wenatchee railway also by electricity. These changes it is said will be made dur ing the coming six months. Natural ly this change would tend to give greater Importance to Wenatchee as a terminal city and it is Mkely that the Great Northern has this in con templation in the building of such a large roundhouse in this city. Miss Mildred Whaley returned thta morning from a visit In Seattle and leaves tomorrow morning for her home at Chelan. all possible privileges. Thaw will remain in jail at least until Friday, when his attorney will be given an opportunity to make any formal motions before Justice Mills at his chamber in Mount Vernon. The prisoner took the decision coolly. His only statement In denia' was the assertion In court of the opinion that he still cherished the same delusions that drove him to shoot White. Justice Mills' determination was based principally on the opinion of Dr. Amos Baker, assistant superin tendent of Mattewan. "All such au thorities," says Justice Mills, "are public officers with no conceivable motive except to do their duty."