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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 41. HUE, I HEART OF I HI A Population of 10,000 Promised for This City by January 1, 1912,-Com mercial Club to Take the Initiative in the Formation of a 10,000 Club to Boost Population. Open the rivers to British Columbia. Promote the good roads movement. Bond the counties to their fullest extent for good roads. Interest private enterprise to Wenatchee. Develop the untold horse power of the rivers. One million, two hundred fif ty thousand dollars supporting four thousand people, 1908; two million three hundred thou sand supporting five thousand five hundred In 1909. One-tenth of the acreage in bearing fruit, in six years the total acreage In bearing fruit, a yield of $23,000,000.00, and a population of 50,000. The Wenatchee valley is well rep resented in the excursion to Seattle today. The enthusiasm and energy with which the Wenatchee Day fete at the Seattle fair was greeted by the business men of the city and the suburban residents augurs well for the future of the city. The past few years have seen this j great north central Washington, the cream of the great northwest, come; to life. The vast up-country is no longer a sleeping giant. Th rich soil, so long lying dormant, has come to' life and has proclaimed to the world ! through the herald of W T enatchee, itsj importance. The vast mineral re sources are appreciated. The fires of! the railroad surveying camps dot the nights in the hitherto wilderness, as the stars in the heavens. The waters ! of the magnificent streams diverted j to the rich soil makes this great coun- j try earth's garden spot. The energy of the men of the northwest aston- \ ishes the world. The tenacity and confidence of the wives and children i awe the hearts of those in the east-; crn metropolis who are absolutely dependent on the conveniences of life. The suburban districts are devel oped to an extent that few commun-' Itles of the United States can be compared to the outlying districts of Wenatchee. The homes are de signed to meet the conditions and the conditions are such that few cities first impression and the lasting im can boast of so many good houses as can W r enatchee. The first impression and the most lasting im pression on the outsider who takes the trouble to drive through the rural districts, is the home of the rancher. The bungalow type of building meets his eye. That it is reasonably cheap, sightly and convenient there is no doubt. The many Improvements that are required in the rural districts, together with the city, are under way. The good roads movement has the citizens in its grasp. All are aware of its importance. All appreciate the necessity of preserving the live stock and maintaining the life of the vehicles. A complete sewerage system is under construction to take care of the sewage. The city has the natural physical advantages In its favor. It has power at its doors in plenty. The streets are well lighted today, every thing being equal our main streets in a short time will make the night Into day. The school system is the envy of the entire section. The Introduction I of manual training gives the boys an ! opportunity to learn to use their j hands In a definite way and is a j godsend to the people. The merchants ife natdjec Wail® M®tlh (Continued on Page 8.) ffIHR MATUR ING PLANS PROSPECTS LOOK VERY BRIGHT FOR THE RECLAMATION OF 20,000 ACRES OF EAST WENAT CHEE LAND AND QUINCY FLAT. W. A. Insinger, who was here some two weeks ago with the object of in vestigating the possibility of irrigat ing some fifteen to twenty thousand acres of land above the East Wenat chee canal and also of extending the ditch down to cover the Quincy flat, is in Seattle this week consulting with machinery men and engineers regarding this project. He goes east next week with the same object in view and is rapidly maturing his plans regarding the project. Further ; surveys will be necessary before any thing definite can be decided, but from a cursory examination of the water in the Wenatchee river of the different levels and the general con tour of the land, Mr. Insinger feels that he has on hand the character of a proqect for which he has been searching for many years. It will require an outlay of many millions of dollars, but should the project prove feasible. Mr. Insinger has the capital available from associates in Holland. BUSINESS HOUSES CLOSE FRIDAY MAKE WENATCHEE DAY AT SE ATTLE FAIR A LEGAL HOLI DAY—STORES WILL ALL BE CLOSED TIGHT TOMORROW. At the request of the business men and members of the Wenatchee Day excursion committee, Mayor J. A. j Gellatly has declared Friday a legal j holiday. This means that the busi-1 ness houses of the city will be closed on that day and a large proportion of the business men and the growers l have signified their intention of join- \ ing the big excursion which leaves here this afternoon. The commercial club committee, composed of R. L. j Bartlett, Lem Ward and Howard Thomas, passed around a paper among the business men asking that the business houses be closed all day tomorrow. This petition received the ; signature of almost every business man in the town, and Friday the city 1 will be closed as on Sunday. DOCKS BURNED IN SEATTLE J. H. Miller returned home last night from a week spent in Seattle. He states that as he was going to the train he saw the docks on fire at the foot of Madison street, in the block east of the Colman dock. Advices also received in this city last night were to the effect that the fire was very serious. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1909. All EARLY MORN ING BLAZE WILLIAM HEMIXGEK AND FAM ILY RENDERED HOMELESS BY DESTRUCTION OF HOME ON COLUMBIA STREET AT 5 A. M. William Heminger, wife and ten children were rendered homeless at 5 o'clock this morning by the des truction of their honip on Columbia street. They had been occupying for some time a story and a half build ing just north of the Pacific hotel. In some unknown manner this build ing was set on fire and entirely burned to the ground. Mr. Heminger had difficulty in getting his family out of the building as the flames spread very rapidly. Some of the family escaped with only very scanty attire and none of the personal ef fects were saved. Mr. Heminger is a laborer and feels the loss very se verely. He had a new organ and a new sewing machine, which had been recently purchased. A collection was taken by sympathizing friends and a neat little purse -raised to relieve the immediate needs of the family. The fire department responded very promptly but inasmuch as the building was entirely in flames the principal efforts were confined to sav ing the Pacific house, the adjoining building. This was occupied by Mrs. Hattie Bartlett. Mos tof the tenants of the place moved out. The build ing was badly scorched on the roof and on the north side. Both build ings belong to Henry Schubert and insurance was carried on the build ings in companies represented by Frank Keller. It is conceded that the lower sec tion of the city had a narrow escape this morning and great credit is given the fire department for its effective service. It was thought for a time that the fire would spread to the south, taking with it the Pacific ho ted and Wenatchee theatre. RE-OPENS PLAIN ING MILL WORTHEN MILLING COMPANY IS NOW IN CHARGE OP PLANT WHICH HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN FOR SEVERAL YEARS. The old planing mill and box fac tory which has been closed down for the past several years has been re opened under the management of the Worthen Mill company. H. S. Wor then, of Seattle, has the mill in charge and It is now opened up and ready for bsuiness. New machinery has been installed and Mr. Worthen thinks there will be no difficulty in keeping the plant running at full ca pacity. A specialty will be made of fruit boxes this fall and the plant has a capacity of about 4,000 boxes per day. General mill work will also be handled. The Wenatchee Planing Mill com pany was the original owners of the plant.* The company became involv ed two years ago and the plant was taken over by the Columbia Valley bank and sold to the Worthen Mill company. Mr. Worthen is a pleasant man to meet and has the reputation of be ing a thorough mill man. The long distance telephone busi ness has Increased so rapidly in the office of the Farmers Telephone and Telegraph company that additional facilities are demanded. A new toll board a great deal larger than the | present one is being Installed at the telephone office. Bhis will soon be ;in position and give the company a | better opportunity to handle the 1 rapidly increasing business. Jack Homer returned yesterday from a two weekss business trip to Leavenworth. Member of the Associated Press A New Toll Board. HILL OPENS SPEED WAR CHICAGO-TO-SEATTLE TIME TO HE CUT 10 HOURS, MAKING TRIP IN 62 HOURS—AGREE MENTS BROKEN. Chicago, Sept. 2.—The railroad running time from Chicago to Seattle will be reduced to 62 hours —10 , hours below the present schedule — as the first move in a war declared upon ajl other western and north ' western roads by James J. Hill of the Great Northern, according to a story the Record-Herald printed today. The Burlington, Great Northern and Northern Pacific have made a proposition to the post office depart ment to put a new fast mail train in service between Chicago and Seattle to tnrke the long run in 62 hours. Notice was served today by the Burlington that, effective September 12, that road would no longer ob serve the western passenger train speed agreement, but would reduce the running time of its main Chicago- Denver train by two hours. If the government accepts the proposition it will result in facilitat ing the northwest mail service by fully half a day. It is proposed to start the new fast train out of Chi cago about 1:50 a. m. It is to ar rive at. Seattle at noon of the third day. The Burlington's move in the di rection of faster time between Chi cago and Denver may lead to another ; phase of the promised speed war. : Formerly the Chicago-Denver sched j ule 27% hours, but nov.* it Is 129 *4 hours. More than a ye.ir ago ! the western roads made an agree ment lengthening all schedule's to ; the Pacific coast. Shortly after It was i put in force it was broken by several !of the roads. GIVE TAFT APPLE DINNER SPOKANE ENTERTAINERS HOPE THAT IT WILL SUPPLANT DIX IE'S 'POSSUM IN PRESIDENTIAL REGARD AT COMING BANQUET.! Spokane. Sept. 2. —Spokane is pre paring to give President Taft a din ner that may become even more fam ous than the " 'possum dinner" of the south. In the Hall of the Doge? at Davenport's, claimed to be the finest banqueting room in the world, the president will be impressed with the fact that Spokane is the home of the big red apple. The finest specimens of apples grown in the inland empire will be used In the decorations, nearly 20, --000 apples being used for this pur pose alone. Apples will be served wherever possible on the elaborate menu and various viands will be served in the hollowed shell of the largest apples grown anywhere. Menu cards and special table deco rations will be beautiful and artistic signs of products of the orchard, the "bumper" crop will be suggested by "bumpers" of cider and tho distin guished guests will find, on leaving Spokane, that their refrigerator on the special train will be well stocked with the finest apples of the season's crop. Packvvood a Good Snoozer. P. B. Packwood, of Entiat, is prob ably entitled to the belt as the best sleeper in Chelan county. He slept in the Roosevelt hotel and no fire bells or din of fire wagons awakened him. He is also one of the two men who slept in through the storm that destroyed the city of Galveston a few years ago. Tom Hayes and sister, who have been visiting In the Wenatchee valley for the past six weeks, left this morn ing for Seattle. Prom there they will go to their home in Kentucky. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily SAYS WILSON WAS FIRST » s N. N. BROWN CONFIRMS ASSER TION OF FRANCIS WILSON THAT HE WAS FIRST WHITE CHILD BORN IN W ENATCHEE. Editor World: There seems to be some confusion as to the claim of Francis Sterling Wilson, son of Posey Wilson, in' regard to the honor and title of being the first white child born in Wenatchee. In reading the letter written by Francis Wilson of Washington, D. C, and published in the World, he does not claim to be the first white child born in the val ley of Wenatchee, but claims that honor of birth in this present town. I infer he does not include the "Old Town," that in an early day was built up on property lying about three fourths of a mile north of your pres ent town. I can verify the statement of Mr. Wilson. He is right in his as sertion, confirming his claim to the present town of Wenatchee, for I •was there as a denizen myself and remem ber the occurence, and also the at tending physician, Dr. Richardson. The father of young Wilson was connected with Arthur Gunn and J. J. Browne in the Columbia Valley Bank, but only remained there for a couple of years. I think my brother. Deak Brown of Monitor, is right in claiming his son Sam as being the first white child born in the valley of Wenatchee, as the article In the World of the 27th states. These statistics all have weight and should be properly stated for the sake of history. A few years now, is as that of many, as the age and state of progress is now upon us. For centuries and centuries, un til the first white child was born in the valley of Wenatchee, which is less than a quarter of a century ago. the bleak winds and uninviting soil and appearances in general were those that only the red man, the coyote and pestive jack rabbit cared to in habit and land values were rated at 75 cents an acre. What a change the ingenuity of man has wrought. Land that could be had as a gift was turn ed down and today is well worth $2000 an acre. Why should not one be proud of their birthright under those conditions? The first governor of our great state is honored as is the first Bal boa, the first to discover the Pacific ocean. The great fair held in Portland. Ore., in 1905. honored Lewis and Clarke as the first to blaze a trail across the plains and mountains of our great northw r est. The Dennys and the Yeslers were the first to start this great city of Seattle, which today is inhabited by 300.000 souls, and one of the pret tiest and most interesting world fairs ever held is now to be seen —I say again there must be an honored first. Miller and Freer were the first white settlers to start a store or trading post in the Wenatchee valley. They hauled many a load of merchandise with six-horse teams from Walla Walla, several hundred miles dis tant, and trusted many a trapper or early pioneer miner and stockman to help them along their way. George Blair was the first amongst the pioneer to carry Uncle Sam's mail 56 miles over crusted snow in the face of fierce winds from Ellensburg. Phillip Miller planted the first ap ple tree that later proved to the world that the little valley of W r enatchee is the veritable garden of Eden. Mrs. Tollman Tripp was the first White woman that made her home In Wenatchee valley. • Mike Horan has been first in many things, but his greatest achievement that did more for the beautiful and rich valley of Wenatchee was when without help or solicitation he car ried away the cash prize of $1000 at the Spokane Apple show last year in competition with the world. Now, may I ask to whom is honor due for being the first white girl born in the city of Wenatchee and also la the Valley of the Big Red Apple? Would It not be a veritable drawing card to select some of your first In (Continued on Page 8.1 5c PER COPY. DOUBT AS TO MAR RIAGE FEES COUNTIES* FIXED DIFFERENT FEES FOR MARRIAGE LICEN SES—IT COSTS $4.50 IN YAKI MA—LESS HERE. There is a different construction placed on the marriage law as amended hy the special session of the legislature. While the new law removes some of the red tape and other obstructions that stood in the way of persons getting married, it has left the amount of the fee charge.B somewhat in doubt. It ap pears to be a question as to what fee should be collected. In Yakima county the prosecuting attorney has given his opinion upon the new law and states that the license fee should be $2, while the former law provided that $1 be collected for the county clerk. There is no repealing clause in the recent law, and therefore the two laws must be considered to gether. The ruling is therefore that the county auditor collect $2 as the license fee and $1 as the fee for the county clerk for recording the in struments. But in addition to this there is the provision that those about to be married must each file an affldavit to the effect that each h? not insane or afflicted with pulmonary or other contagious disease. There must also be an affidavit from a disinterested person who knows both those con tracting, to the effect that there Is no legal impediment to the marriage. The law provides that where the affidavits are made out before the county auditor he shall charge the sum of 50 cents for each, that would make the cost of the three $1.50. The auditor of this county has taken a different view of the matter and holds that the law placed the fee back to the old basis of $3. $2 for the auditor and $1 as recording for the clerk. The $2 includes the cost of the two affidavits where they are made out by the auditor. If these are made out by a notary the fees are but $2. The first to secure li censes in this county under the new law were Theo. C. Dakke of Bridge port and Miss Laura M. Larusten of Norway. CASHMERE TURNS OUT ENFORCE TOWN WILL RE PRACTICALLY DESERTED TOMORROW—NINE TY-EICiHT LEFT LAST NIGHT— MORE WILL GO ON DAY TRAIN. The town of Cashmere will be practically deserted owing to the large number who leave for the A.- V.-P. to be on hand Wenatchee Day. Ninety-eight left on the night train. Many more will leave today. Courthouse Open Tomorrow. The general closing movement does not include the county officers in the court bouse. These will be open all day. Monday being Labor Day will be observed as a general holiday by the courthouse, banks and postofflce. Fred Cushing and wife, of Council Bluffs, lowa, arrived in this city last night. Mr. Cushing is a brother-in law of R. T. Woodruff. He is an ex perienced machinist and will make his home in this city and will be em ployed in the Woodruff machine shop. Edward Dora and sister, Miss Flora Dora, arrived last night from St. Louis, Michigan, in company with Sherman Ham and Miss Nellie Ham, who have been visiting in the east. Mr. Dora and sister expect to re main here for the winter. H. L. Hart, of Peshastin, Is a busi ness caller today.