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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 46. CLOSE ALL US AI MID MI, SEPTEMBER 10 City Council Listened to Arguments of Saloon Men Last Night But Voted to Put Them Out of Business—Council Is Again Laboring With the Problem of City Water The city council has decreed that all saloons in the city of Wenatchee shall go out of business on Friday night at midnight, September 10. This conclusion was reached last night at a meeting of the city council at which the saloon men now oper ating places in this city were invited to be present and show cause why their licenses should not be revoked at will. S. D. Griffith, representing J. M. Duffy, appeared before the coun cil and in a lengthy and exhaustive argument sought to show the coun cil that it was its duty to allow his client to run until the expiration of his license on September 31. W. T. Karey also, in a short speech, asked that he be allowed to continue until the expiration of his license on Sep tember 17. C. A. Bower, the third man who is operating in this city and whose license expires on the 10th, was not represented. The gist of the argument of Attorney Griffith was to the effect that the new primary law provides that 90 days be given the saloon men after the date of the lo cal option election in which to dis pose of their stock. City Attorney Crollard was in Seattle and was un able to lie present at the meeting last night but Attorney Fred Reeves represented Mr. Crollard' and he briefly stated his view of the law in the matter. He did not attempt to make any argument to the council on the matter, but simply gave his view of the law. It was to the effect that the local option law did not repeal the old law. which gives the council discretionary power in revoking li censes. After the arguments Councilman Thomas moved that all licenses be revoked at midnight September 10, and that 90 per cent of the unearned portions of the licenses be refunded. This motion was seconded by Coun cilman Ross, who explained his vote by stating that in the spring he voted against summarily revoking the sa loon licenses, believing it would be better that the city as a whole vote on this matter, have it settled by September 1 and that all saloons should go out of business at that time. On the vote being taken on this motion the councilmen were un animous in favor of closing the sa loons September 10. The city council is up against an other matter which is causing the members considerable uneasiness. The city health officer has ordered *ht reservoirs southwest of town be closed for v r.ter supply and cleaned out, believing that the water in the reservoir is polluted and is unfit f r >r city use. In view of the fact thai the large pump In the new station is out of commission and that a Nrge portion of the city water supply has to come from the high line ditch, 5t was deemed by the council last night to be impractical to attempt to clean out the reservoir at this time. The water commissioner stated that it would take fully two weeks to clean out this reservoir thoroughly and the members of the council thought it would be not wise to deprive the city of the fire protection afforded by this water supply at this time. Later on, when the new pump is again in com-, mission the council men are unani mous in favor of entirely cleaning out this reservoir and again put it on a sanitary basis. The city health officer is an auto crat under the new law and* fhfa gives him the right to condemn the reservoir or any other water supply. Ttoe defects may he ordered remedied by the officer and the expense bill (Continued from Page 4.) «LAKES WITH BLACK BASS GAME WARDEN RIEF OF KING COUNTS WILL BE HERE TO MORROW WITH 17 CANS OF BLACK BASS FOR LAKE WE NATCHEE. County Game Warden Percy Sche ! ble received word this morning that 1 Game Warden Rief of King county would arrive at Chiwaukum tomor ' row evening with 17 cans of big ! mouth black bass. Mr. Scheble will meet. Mr. Rief at Chiwaukum and the fish will be conveyed to Lake Wenat chee where they will be let loose. The bass will be protected for a period of three years and after that time it is expected that they will furnish ; great sport for the county nimrods. Mr. Scheble had planned to stock a number of the lakes in the Lake Wenatchee country with trout but so far has been unable to secure any trout for planting this season. It is the purpose of Mr. Scheble to organ ize a county game association the by laws of which have already been pre- pared and the organization will be perfected some time this fall, j Through a strong organization, Mr. Scheble deems that it will be possi hie to secure the stock necessary for the streams and lakes of this country. As a private individual or as a game.; warden it is difficult to make the politicians who control these per quisites to grant any request for stock fish or game. DRAUGHT BEER SHORT There is a shortage of draught beer in the city today and it looks as! though the town might have to go "dry" irrespective of the action of the city council. The Olvmpia sa-! i * i loon felt the shortage first and bor- rowed of the Rainier. Finally the Rainier felt the shortage and both local saloons commenced to draw on the supply from Leavenworth until Leavenworth had a tendency to go "dry." The only beer on sale in the city today in these two places is the bo't'ed goods ond the sale of this cits down the profits somewha*. Charles J. Vlach, of Wahoo, Neb., visited this week with Claud* Tubbs. Mr. Vlach is a jeweler and optician as well as a banker and has about decided to come to Wenatchee. He states that the people in his section of the country are well acquainted with Wenatchee and tributary sec tions and that it is probable that many people will move from there to this part o fthe country within the next two years. After leaving We natchee. Mr. Tubbs sent to Mr. Valch a fine limb of apples, which will be used by the latter for display in hit window at Wahoo. J» Oen. Corbin Dead. New York, Sept. S.—General Henrjr C. CprVhi died fift the Roosevelt hos pital early today after an operation. Washington Weather. Washington—Fair tonight and Thursday, except possible north. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1909. TENTH ANNUAL II STITUTE OPENED THIS MORNING IN HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF TEACHE tS PRESENT. The tenth annual session of the Chelan Conuty institute was opeEed this morning at 9 o'clock at the Whitman school building, Superinten dent Bowersox in charge. The roll call showed 120 teachers present. Rev. Stevenson opened the session with a few words of welcome on je half of the citizens of Wenatchee and the religious institutions. He had the devotional exercises. The following instructors* were present: F. F. Nalder, deputy super intendent of public instruction, Olym ! pia; H. A. Adrian, superintendent of schools Santa Barbara, Cal.; A. A. Cleveland, professor of psychology, ! State college. Pullman; J. E. Buch;in | an, professor of physical science, state normal, Cheney; Mary E. Beat ty, supervisor of music and drawi ig, I Wenatchee. Mr. Cleveland was the first on the program and gave a talk on the sub ject, "The Teacher From the Pupil's Point of View." Mr. Cleveland stat ed that he had asked various stude its in the high school departments to write compositions on "The Teacher He Liked Best," "Ideal Teachers," ! "The Best Teacher I Ever Had," | "The Teacher I Dislike Most," and various other subjects in connect on with the teacher. He secured sev eral hundred papers and the work was honestly done, and Mr. Cleve land gave many of the answers that he had received on this subject. Assistant Superintendent Nalder gave an address on "The Place of the Library in School Work." Tiis address was well received. Prof. Cleveland also lead in the discussion on the discipline theory of education and Prof. Buchanan on "The Why s in Geography." On account of the plumbing and repairs in the Whitman school build ing, the institute is being held tais afternoon in the Presbyterian church building. FORMED PARTNER SHIP HI L. A. RUPPE, OF VALLEJO, UAL., HAS BECOME ASSOCIATED IN THE UNDERTAKING BUSINESS WITH E. F. SPRAGUE. L. A. Ruppe, of Vallejo, California. accompanied by his wife and child, arrived here last night. Mr. Ruppe some tim» ago consummated a deal ; whereby he becomes interested in the ] ; undertaking business with E. F. : Sprague, under the firm name of ] Sprague & Ruppe. Mr. Ruppe is a practical embalmer and undertaker . and has had many years' experience in the larger cities of California. His wife is also an embalmer and will assist him in the work in this city. ; Mr. and Mrs. Ruppe expect to go to j housekeeping either in the Sprague j cottage south of the undertaking par lors or will secure rooms up stairs |in the Sprague building. Mr. Ruppe is a pleasant man to meet and doubtless will become a valuable adjunct to the business com munity. For the Benefit of the Band. William Green of this city is pro moting a benefit to the Wenatchee band. He is organizing a ball team which he plans to pit against the Ice men's team, which this week issued a challenge to any local team. If the proper arrangements can be made it Is likely that a game will be pulled off between these two teams at the ball park next Sunday and the profits wLI be contributed to the band. Member of the Associated Press MAKE GREAT APPLE ORCHARD KNTIAT THE SCENE OF OPERA TIONS OF BIG SPOKANE COM PANY—PLANT WINESAPS AND SPITZENBERGS. The largest commercial apple or chard in the world, devoted evclusive ly to the Spitzenbergs and Winesaps, is being developed by Spokane men and the company yesterday filed in corporation papers with a .capital of %5 0,000 fully paid in. The incor porators are H. J. Shinn and Dr. N. F. Essig of Spokane and Joseph Platter of Entiat. In speaking of the enterprise Mr. Shinn, who is one of the largest buy ers and shippers of fruit in the In land Empire, said: "We have already set out 100 acres in Spitzenbergs and Winesaps and will fill the rest of the tract with these varieties as soon as possible. When completed this will be the largest commercial orchard in the world devoted exclusively to these two varieties of apples." "After having been for 18 years in the business of shipping and buy ing apples from all the different sec tions, we have selected this tract be cause of the fact that apples raised in that section color better and keep longer than those from any other. "The moth and other insects that work at night in the orchards of the warmer sections are unknown in this valley on account of the cold nights. That condition also is responsible for the good keeping qualities of the fruit." The land owned by the company is a 400-acre tract on the Entiat river. The company owns its own irrigating plant, the main canal now receiving water from the Entiat river B*td—a**l laterals and ditches for the entire tract are in running order. The company will build its own packing plant and its charter permits it to buy of others and also to buy and sell water rights. It is the in tention of the owners to do a gen eral buying and shipping business from that point and the Shinn com pany in Spokane will probably act as general distributors of the product of the company. TO HANDLE REAL ESTATE C. 15. HALBERT, WELL-KKNOWN PROPERTY OWNER, WILL OC CUPY SUITE IN HIS OWN BLOCK. C. B. Halbert. owner of the newly completed Halbert brick block, is to give his attention to the handling ot real estate and will occupy Rooms 3 and 4 in the second story of his building. Mr. Halbert is well posted on land values in this valley and is prepared to give his clients the best of service. HARRIMAN IS BETTER Arden, Sept. B.—Dr. Lyle issued a signed statement today that Har riman was better. Two hundred men working on the estate resumed work this morning. Vacation Days Over. School opened* in the Peshastin district last Monday with E. L. Nich ols as principal. Mr. Nichols enters upon his third year as principal of the Peshastin schools. This district is building a four room brick struc ture which will be ready for occu pancy about the first week in Novem ber. The Peshastin district No. 15 will open next Monday with a Wisconsin lady teacher in charge. The Leavenworth schools also will open next Monday with Clarence Moore, formerly employed in the'city schools of Wenatchee as principal. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily PLAT ADDITION TO EPHRATA WENATCHEE COMPANY COM. POSED OF L. V. WELLS, R F. HOLM, H. E. GRAVES AND A. E. NR H( >LS INTERESTED. A local company consisting of L. V. Wells, R. F. Holm, J. E. Graves and A. E. Nichols have recently pur chased 550 acres adjacent to the town of Ephrata, the county seat of Grant county. Four hundred acres of this land was purchased from J. R. Reard for $40,000 and 150 acres was purchased from Senator E. C. Davis for $10,000. This land lies along Crab creek and a portion of it is in young orchard. It adjoins the well known Jessie Cyrus orchard, which has quite a.vreputation in that section of the country. One hundred acres of this tract is to be platted into town lots and will become a town site addition. The promoters of this company plan to put the bal ance of this tract into orchard. Wells with lots of water can be secured at small depths and the plan is to irri gate by a system of wells. After the purchasing of this land was made, 20 acres were resold to Mr. Reard for $20,000. Ephrata has a promise of becoming quite a little center and these men feel that their investment in that section has been a wise one. COURT GRANTS IN JUNCTION OLIVER S. FINLEY ENJOINED FROM USING ROARING CREEK WATER UN ENTIAT VALLEY PENDING SETTLEMENT OF SUIT A case was tried before Judge Stei- ner yesterday in which four law firms were employed and in which a great many affidavits were read in the case, involved. It was that of P. B. Pack wood et al. vs. O. S. Finley et al. This is a case wherein the plaintiffs plead for a permanent injunction against the defendants in the use of Roaring Creek water. Finley was en- j joined from the use of the first 29 inches of the water of Roaring Creek pending the settlement of suits which have been instituted in court. In this case other water rights will also; be threshed out. Thomas & Sorenson anrt Crass & ! Porter represented the plaintiff, while i Reeves & Reeves and Parr & Hub , hard represented the defendants. The injunction was tried on affidavits ■■ which had been taken and there were hut few witnesses in the case but the evidence was solely in the form of affidavits. This is the only case that has been heard in the courts so far this week. Tt is likely that the docket for the one term in court, will be arranged by next Saturday. Is Cousin of Judge Pollard. J. G. Pollard, of this city, whose son is employed in the Little-Wetsel shop and whose daughter married J. T. Compton, was very much interested in a little story published in the Daily World of Monday, regarding Judge W. Jeff Pollard, of St. Louis. Judge Pollard was a very prominent figure in the recent anti-Catholic con gress held in Stockholm. He became famous several years ago by intro ducing the pledge ssytem In reform ing drunkards. More than 600 men and women have signed the pledge framed by Judge Pollard, and a large percentage of these have actually been reformed. Hta plan Is to give the prisoner the alternative of signing the pledge or going to the workhouse, and it worked so well that it attract ed attention all oyer,the world. Judge Pollard was hailed at the congress as one of the most practical"; temperance workers of the time. Mr. Pollard-of this city and Judge Pollard grew up together as boys. 5c PER COPY. PEARY STARTS 1110 KNOCK 08. COOK SAYS COOK 1HI) NOT FIND THK POLK NOK DID HE ADVANCE FAR TO THE NORTHLAND, AC CORDING TO ESKIMOS. Peary's dispatch to the Associated Press gives his first expression con cerning the claim of Cook that be reached the pole almost a year prior to Peary. It gives concrete form to issues already vaguely outlined In scientific quarters on the authenticity of Cook's announcement and the question of priority in reaching the pole. It contains the direct intimi dation that Cook never reached the pole at all. The attention of Europe and America continues to be centered on the announcements of the two | north pole explorers. Cook's lecture at Copenhagen last night, when he j had ample opportunity to substanti | ate the claims, was received there i without indications that it was ac -1 cepted as conclusive and this view is again reflected today in the increas ing skepticism reported from the for ' eign capital. New York, Sept. S. —The following dispatch was received early today: "Indian Harbor, Labrador, by wireless via Cape Ray, Sept. 7.—> Melville E. Stone, Associated Press: I have nailed the Stars and Stripes to the north pole. This is authori tative and correct. Cook's story should not be taken too seriously. The two Eskimos who accompanied \ Cook say he went no distance north and not out of sight of land. Other members of the tribe corroborate their story. (Signed) Robert E. Peary." Battle Harbor. Labrador. Sept. S. —Peary was sighted at 10 o'clock ' this morning. It could not be de termined whether the Roosevelt will call here or continue to Chateau bay, j3O miles south. South Harpswell. Maine. Sept. 8. — Mrs. Robert E. Peary received a mes sage from her husband today. She is not worried about Cook. Copenhagen. Denmark. Sept. S.— Daugaard Jensen, the inspector of Danish North Greenland, told a rep resentative of the Associated Press today that he was convinced of the truth of Cook's narrative. Jensen first heard that Cook attained the pole from Eskimos. He then met Dr. Cook, who confirmed the story. Had Mishap in Seattle. Frank Palmer, of Cashmere sus tained a very painful and quite seri ous though mysterious injury this week while taking in Pay Streak at i the A.-V.-P. Mr. Palmer was watch ; ing the Eskimos snap coins with their 25-foot whips, which they do so dexteriously. As the whip struck the coin, something struck Mr. Pal mer in the cheek. What it was has : not yet been determined but it came with such force that the small piece !of matter was thrust through his : cheek against his teeth. The wound bled freely but he thought nothing more of it until on arriving home the next morning. The cheek, on ac count of poison, had swollen to large proportions. A quick action by the doctor prevented blood poisoning and he will probably be all right soon. W. F. Cannon, of Entiat. 1s spend ing a few days in the city on busi ness. Estella barton, formerly of thte city, but who has lived in Ephrata the past two years, came.up yesterday to attend the teachers' Institute which is la Session. J. J. Harris came down from Brewster tfris moraing and left on No. 4 for Spokane, where he will spend the winter.