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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 45. BOUGHT CHELAM FULLS n m Frank MacKean, President of Rainier Power & Irrigation Company of Se " attle, Backed by a Holland Syndicate, Has Acquired Valuable Water Power Site and Plans Electric Railway Frank MacKean. general manager of the Rainier Power & Irrigation company of Seattle, has secured con trol of power plants from which fully 45,000 horsepower can be de veloped. These have been quietly secured and very little publicity given to the purchases made by Mr. Mac- Kean. He was in the city a few days ago and has just secured a con tract on the lower 160 feet on the Chelan river at Chelan Falls, paying for It $150,000 and from this he ex pects to develop 15,000 horsepower. This sale includes not only the water power rights but also a considerable body of land. Mr. MacKean already has pur chased and is developing three power sites on the Methow river. One is at Black Canyon, from which about 8.000 horsepower can be developed, one near Winthrop from which 10. --000 horsepower can be developed, and the other one is near Twisp and is much larger than the other two on the Methow. Mr. MacKean is backed by a Holland syndicate of un limited capital and it is his purpose to develop power for use In the Oka nogan mines for pumping purposes, but his great aim is to build a rail road in the Methow valley, eventual ly reaching Wenatchee, to be oper ated by electric power. This was his special object in his latest purchase at Chelan. From those in the confi dence of Mr. MacKean it is learned that it is his purpose to bridge the Columbia river near Brewster or Bridgeport and come down the river on the east 6ide. Mr. MacKean has completed his plans now and it is expected that within a short time he will' be negotiating for the right of, way for his railroad. SCHEDULE OF CITY TEACHERS CITY BCBOOLS WILL OPEN NEXT MONDAY MORNING AND THE POSITIONS ARE ALL FILLED— NOTES FOR PUPILS. The vacation days will end this week and the city schools will open next Monday morning. The follow ing is the roster of teachers: A. L. Brown, superintendent. Mary E. Beatty. supervisor of mu sic and art. High School. J. H. McGohan, principal, mathe matics. Miss Cora M. Colton, Engluish. Miss Eunice Engeland, history and English. Miss Nellie Jones, science. Leslie S. Rosser, history. R. E. Trumble, biology and horti culture. P. E. Ward, Latin. J. A. W T estcott, science and German Whitman School. W. H. Hall, principal. M.isses McDonald. Leek, Guthrie, Whitehead and Myrtle Hill. Stevens School. F. B. Nance, principal. M. Kibby, Misses Hoffman, Carr, Byron, Wilson, Winemiller, Munsey, Elizabeth Hill, Garton. Palmquist. Lewis-Clark School. Carl Gusler, principal. Misses Wenner, Savage and Mc- Clnskey. (Continued on Page 4.) BUILDING ROAD IN METHOW JUDGE NAVARRE TELLS OF STATE ROAD WORK—CONVICT!; FROM STATE PENITENTIARY EMPLOYED SATISFACTORILY. Judge I. A. Navarre was in the city yesterday en route to Seattle, bein§ called there ou the information ol the sickness of his wife. He stated to the Daily World reporter that good progress is being made on state No. 7, being built from Pateros up the Methow river. On the work have been employed in the past three months from twenty-five to thirty convicts from the state penitentiary and Mr. Navarre speaks very highly of the work of these men. when handled by competent men. One of the pieces of work recently complet ed on this road was on the Johnsor hi! grade, of some 2500 feet. The original grade was some seven to fifteen per.cent and the new grade has been reduced to two per cent. It is a sixteen-foot road in the clear, it is surfaced with crushed granite and is pronounced by geological engineers as one of the finest pieces of work in the state. The crew will be moved in a few days to what Is known as the McKinnon hill. When this is completed the crew will be advanced to Gold Creek hill. When this work is completed the hills on the road will be entirely eliminated from Pateros to Twisp. making this one of the finest driveways in the state. Judge Navarre expects to get back within a few days to again take up his work in the Methow. WAS SENT BACK TO PENITENTIARY BERT CLARK, PAROLED PRISON ER, HAS AGAIN TO TAKE UP LIFE IN THE STATE INSTITU TION. A penitentiary guard was here last night and took back to the state in stitution at Walla Walla, Bert Clark. Clark is a paroled prisoner but has had several difficulties since he was returned to this city. Several weeks ago he came in conflict with Officers Nelson and Simmons and during the past several days he has been charg ed with petty larceny on the boats, where he has been employed. The prison guard was sent for and the man was returned to serve out his term. Sold Leavenworth Business. W. M. Rice, formerly of Leaven worth, is in the city today. Mr. Rice for the past several years has been in the livery business at Leavenworth. This he sold and leased his barn for a period of two years to Frank Davis. Mr. Rice expects to devote his time in the future to the improvement of his orchard tract south of the city. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1909. NEW JURY LIST IS DRAWN CLERK CAMPBELL DREW NEW JURY LIST OF THIRTY NAMES LAST SATURDAY—COURT IN SESSION NEXT WEEK. A new jury list containing thirty names was drawn last Saturday by County Clerk Campbell. The jury selected has been summoned to ap pear for service next Tuesday, Sep tember 14, at 9 o'clock. The list selected is as follows: M. J. Garrett, Wenatchee. I J. R. Moore (dead), Moore. |\l M. Cundiff. Monitor. ; tKW. Ferguson, Wenatchee. \ J. S. Hendricks, Chelan. . - *E. C. Long. Cashmere. T. G. Javis, Leavenworth. R. Missel. Cashmere. J. J. Griffith, Peshastin. ( John Miller, Cashmere. W. S. Gehr. Wenatchee. Wm. P. Kinne, Wenatchee. ! Henry Nelson, Wenatchee. J. A. Kerins, Monitor. ' John Marshall, Cashmere. N. S. Titchenal, Cashmere. V.. H. Muirhead, Wenatchee. J. H. Geyer, Wenatchee. J. M. Rezck. Wenatchee. James Marshall, Chelan. S. E. Morical, Fairis. B. F. Martin, Chelan. Louis Meier, Lakeside. Louis Michel, Wenatchee. J. Ever, Wenatchee. F. J. Brady, Leavenworth. M. Anvil, Monitor. A. H. Miller. Lakeside. M. O. Tibbits (dead). City Council Meeting Tonight. The city council meets tonight and there ar« several matters of import- ance that will come up for considera tion. One of them is the appearance of the various saloon proprietors of this city to show cause why their liquor licenses should not be revoked at once in accordance with the recent local option election. Miss Mattie Zimerman of Minneap olis arrived here this morning and has accepted a position as trimmer with the Wenatchee Department store. Mrs. W. W. Rice returned to her home in Leavenworth today after vis iting friends a few days. STATE EQUALIZERS BOARD IN SESSION TO FIX COUN TIES' TAXES—ASSESSOR OS BORN REPRESENTS CHELAN COUNTY AT MEETING. County Assessor Osborn is in Olympia today to meet with the state board of equalizers. The board con sists of the state auditor, three tax commissioners and land commission- er, and fixes the amount of tax each county must pay for general state fund, state school fund, military fund and highway fund. The two funds last named are by law a fixed levy of respectively one fifth and one-half mill. The school fund must with other sources of the state school revenue equal $10 for each person in the state between the ages of 6 and 21. The board may fix the general fund levy at any sum not in excess of 4-10 mills. Representatives of east side coun ties will be heard before the board today, of west side counties Wednes day, railroads Thursday and tele graph and telephone companies Fri day. J. E. Miller, S. C. Sullivan and Morris Fritz arrived here yesterday from Rockford, Ind., to spend some time looking over the valley. Joe Corcoran left this morning for his home in Seattle after a visit with his parents, J. S. Corcoran, for two weeks. Member of the Associated Press MEET TODAY MEANS MONEY TO THIS CITY H. C. LITTLEFIELD THINKS CELE BRATION at the A.-V.-P. EXPO SITION ONE OF THE BEST IN VESTMENTS IN BUSINESS WAY. H. C. Littlefield returned yester day evening from Seattle, where he went to help Wenatchee celebrate last Friday. Mr. Littlefield Iras great praise for the Wenatchee day com mittee and he states that people who were not in Seattle on that day can not realize the effects of the 2,000 boosters in Seattle. "I do not believe that the city ever made a wiser advertising investment than the celebration in Seattle last Friday. Seattle business men. after the parade, went to members of our party and stated that it was the best outside celebration that had been made in Seattle this year. During the parade business was entirely sus pended along the route. As a result of the celebration, I am satisfied that a great many visitors at the Seattle fair have been attracted to our val ley. Further than that, T know that it is going to be easier for Wenatchee to secure money for building or in vestment purposes from Seattle than it has been in the past. I know that we had several offers for money with which to build the Commercial club building as a result of our trip. I further know of one firm here in the town who was authorized by a Seattle loan agency to draw upon them for any amount for business building purposes in this city, that is that they would put up the money for any loan recommended by the local firm. This looks pretty good to me and I believe that the effects of the Seattle celebration will be a great deal more far reaching than we ran now see. "Yakima was not in it at all with cur celebration. I believe It is now up to the Wenatchee fruit grower? to get In and carry off the best of the prizes of the National Apple Show this year, just as we did last year. Yakima is making strenuous efforts along that line but whatever Wenatchee does it will be well done and I believe after we make an effort to capture the prizes at Spokane again this year that we will have no trouble in doing It." BOUGHT MONITOR LAND C. B. HALBERT PAYS $15,000 FOR IS ACRES BELONGING TO L. H. BREECE—SIX ACRES ARE IN HEARING. C. B. Halbert of this city has pur chased the L. H. Breece 10-acre tract near Monitor, paying for it $15,000. The sale was consummated by the Holm & Graves company. The tract purchased is considered one of the best on the Warner flat. Six acres are in bearing and the balance is in young trees, contains a good house and i« considered a good buy. Railroad Men Here. W. S. Webber, traveling passenger agent of the Great Northern, and Joseph J. Lavin, assistant attorney of the Great Northern, are In the city today and incidentally are trying to find out the sentiment of the Wenat chee valley regarding the Interstate Fair to be held in Spokane next month. They found that while the Wenatchee valley is going to have a good representation at the Na tional Apple Show that the Interstate fair is not considered very serious by any of the local growers. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Deitch returned this morning from a visit in Seattle at the fair. Miss Doris Jones left this morning for Seattle to attend the annual ban quet given by the P.-I. for the con testants. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily B«L RETURNS TO THIS CITY PRESENT PASTOR OF THE METH ODIST CHURCH WILL FILL THE PULPIT HERE ANOTHER YEAR. The annual session of the J Colum bia River Conference of the Methodist church closed yesterday noon at Coeur d'Alene City and appointments for the various pastorates were an nounced by Bishop Charles W. Smith. The one that will Interest the We natchee people the most was the re appointment of Rev. H. L. Beigh tol to the pastorate of the local Methodist church. Rev. Beightol has been here for the past two years and is very popular with his parishion ers. The following are the appoint ments for the Colmbia River district: Columbia district—O. W. Mintzer, district superintendent. Almira —James Callahan. Brewster—To be supplied. Cashmere—M. J. Perdue. Chelan —Melvin Rumohr. Chelan circuit—To be supplied. Cheney—R. D. Snyder. Chesaw and Molson—To be sup plied. . Conconully—A| S. Redforn. Coulee City—To be supplied. Davenport—E. McOmber. Downs and Lamona—M. P. Stoute. Edwall circuit—To be supplied. ' Ephrata and Quincy — W. E. Thompson and one to be supplied. Greenwood and Crescent—L. L. Hursey. -^Hartline—B. C. Curry. Hatton —J. F. Cook. Lamont —To be supplied. —- Leavenworth—J. O. Hawk. Llnd—W. A. Luce. Loomis—To be supplied by J. B. Smith. Mansfield circuit —To be supplied. Meadow Lake—Charles Elvey. Methow Valley—To be supplied. Odessa—Charles M. Bolin. —Okanogan—A. Bauman. Oroville—To be supplied. — Pateros—D. L. Clarke. Riverside—To be supplied. Ritzville—William Hoskins. Soap Lake and Bright—A. A. Moore. Sprague—H. D. Robinson. St. Paul railroad mission—To be supplied. k. Waterville —P. C. Money. Waterville circuit—To be supplied. «, Wenatchee—H. L. Beightol. Wenatchee circuit —N. G. Fabian. - Wilbur —F. L. Moore. Wilson Creek—To be supplied. DUGDALE WANTS GAME Manager Olds of the Icemen*s ball team was called to the phone this morning and Dugdale, manager of the Seattle league team was supposed to be on the other end of the line. "I understand, Mr. Olds, from what I saw in the Daily World of recent date, that you are looking for a game. Now if that is the case, I am willing to take you on for next Sunday after noon." "I guess that we can accommodate you," said Mr. Olds, "and while our team was not the leader in the Twi light league series, yet I thing that we can show you a good time and I advise you to put in Thompson, your fastest pitcher." "Well, we'll be there Sunday," said Dugdale. Mr. Olds, in telling of this occur rence in the Daily World office this morning, stated that while the man on the other end of the phone claimed to be Dugdale. yet the voice had a fa miliar ring and he is a little under the impression that he was talking either with Frank Keller, Bill Green or O. S. Stocker. Anyway, Mr. Olds says that he is ready for all, either local or outsiders. The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church will meet tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. Dr. Schiltz, 28 Chelan Avenue North. Mrs. Schiltz will be assisted In entertaining by Mrs. Fred Kemp. A. A. Macy. of Chelan, is spending a few days here with his mother. 5c PER COPY. i DOUBTS AS TO PEARH SCIENTIFIC WORLD GIVES CRE DENCE TO THE CLAIMS OF ROBT. E. PEARY—NO FURTHER NEWS AS TO DISCOVERY. The announcement of Robert E. Peary that he has discovered the north pole rivets the attention of the civilized world. The coincidence of two American announcements of such colossal achievement coming within five days, after centuries of fruitless; endeavor, is one of the most remark able of history. The question of pri ority for reaching the pole now ab sorbs the attention. Peary's an- nouncement appears to be accepted throughout the United States and the world at large, by scientists as well as the general public, and there is the absence of fhe doubt and skepticism which greeted the Cook announce- ment. No further word from Peary was received today. Sr. Johns, N. F.. Sept. 7.—Peary, with the Arctic steamer Roosevelt, left Indian Harbor. Labrador, for the .jouth. She will touch at Battle Har bor, which point she probably will not reach before tomorrow. London. Sept. 7. —The Reuter Tele gram company publishes a dispatch from St. Johns. N. F.. in which It is said Peary claims he was the first man to reach the pole. New York, Sept. 7. —Capt. R. A. Bartlett of the Roosevelt telegraphed a friend in this city from Indian Har bor the following: "It is accom plished. Kind regards to all." Philadelphia. Sept. 7. —The follow ing telegram was received today: "Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray. N. F., Sept. 7.—Henry G. Bryant, Land Title Building. Philadelphia: "The pole is ours. Thank you. (Signed) Peary." Bryant Is president of the Geo graphical Society of Philadelphia. Washineton. Sept. 7.— Through Herbert L. Bridgeman. secretary of the Peary Arctic club, formal official notification of Peary's achievement in reaching the north pole was made know to the government. Bridgman sent a dispatch to the secretary of the navy in which he says: "Com mander Peary telegraphed from In dian Harbor as follows: 'North pole reached April fi by Peary Arctic club expedition, under my commany.' " Portland. Me., Sept. 7.—Mrs. Cook whose husband's claims of having discovered the north pole antedate those of Peary, said today: "If Com mander Peary has discovered the pole, as I am sure my husband has. I heartily congratulate him." Mrs. Cook knows nothing of the report that Rudolph Franoke had brought to her a diary from her hus band at Etah which goes far toward proving her husband's claims to the discovery of the pole. Mrs. Cook said Francke had mere ly brought Cook's trunk from Etah. She knew nothing of the contents. Munich. Sept. 7.—Commenting on the remarkable coincident arising by the presence at the north pole of both Peary and Cook, the Zeitung says: "Commander Peary and Dr. C«ok are known to be strong rivals and their discoveries doubtless will lead to se vere scientific quarrel, In which pub lic opinion will probably support Peary." Jack Walsh left this morning for Spokane to enter Gonzaga college for the coming term. Russell Poe left today for Seattle to visit the fair a week. Miss Evelyn Vincent returned from a week's visit on the Coast with her parents.