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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 52. NEAR BEER IS on cm urn CTTY COUNCIL DOES NOT FAVOR THE PLAN OF NEW STYLE SA LOONS — SPECIAL MEETING FRIDAY TO CONSIDER LEVY. Near beer, bowling alleys, billiard parlors and soft drink emporiums which might be converted into blind pigs were given a bodily blow last night by the introduction of an ordi nance in the city council regulating the licensing of such places and keeping them very strictly under po lice regulation. The ordinance was given the first reaiing and the city clerk was instructed to withhold all applications for licences for such places until after the passage of this ordinance, which will be at the meeting next Tuesday night. The city council is taking every precau tion to make Wenatchee an absolute ly dry town and inasmuch as there has been reports of the opening up of near beer saloons the council is taking precautions to make these places directly amenable to the coun cil itself. It is also understood that the city council is going to enact a special ordinance imposing a $50 or $100 fine for intoxication. There were three bidders for the regrade work on Okanogan avenue between Orondo and Palouse. This is the strip west of the city park. The bidders are the Eagle Transfer company, Wright & Meredith and Downey & Bethel. The Eagle Transfer hid was as follows: Excavation, $225; wooden cross walks, $40; crushed rock, $437. Wright & Meredith: Concrete walks. $637; concrete «urb, $950; wooden cross walks, $40. Downey & Bethel: Excavation, $292.50; concrete walks, $714; con crete curb and gutter, $885; wood cross walks, $40; crushed rock, $400. The bids were referred to the street committee and the city engin eer with power to award the contract today. The Eagle Transfer company brought in a final estimate of the work on Douglas street. The total amount of the- contract was $6, 494.45. The contractors asked for a warrant for $2,580.21. Under the terms of the contract 10 per cent of the total amount, $649.50, Is to be withheld until it is finally acepted by the street committee and city en gineer. The request of the contract ors was referred to the committee, which will make a careful examina tino of the work done on this street. Charles Rogers, representing a number of citizens of Kittitas street, protested against having to comply with the decision of the council for building concrete walks on their property in compliance with the reso lution for Improving that street. Mr. Rogers' complaint was on account of the fact of having already this year laid plank walks along that street. The council thought it possible that the plank walks on this street might be moved to some other sec tion of the city which will be re quired to lay walks. It was also ordered that both Che lan and Douglas streets, which have been recently improved, be thorough ly wet down and that men be secured for this purpose. The finance committee was in structed to prepare a careful estimate of the expense for the coming year for the purpose of fixing a tax levy. The report of this committee will be taken up at a special meeting of the council to be held Friday night. An ordinance for the improvement of the west side of Chelan avenus, between Second and Fifth street, was given the first reading. W. S. Shumway and family, of Omak, passed through Wenatchee yesterday on their way home from Seattle. The family has spent the summer in Seattle. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1909. 13 FOR HOOD RIVER APPLES EASTERN APPLE HOUSES RE PORT EASTERN PRODUCT VERY POOR AND PREDICT FANCY PRICES. A representative of the W. F. Kurtz Commission company of New York City was here some few weeks ago looking over the apple prospects. Mr. Kurtz at that time stated that he predicted very fancy prices for Wenatchee Valley apples, stating that the eastern crop was a very in ferior quality and that the yield was very much below the normal. The Daily World was in receipt this morning from Mr. Kurtz of the fol lowing telegram: "Just received advices of some sales made of apples at $3 per box f. o. b. Hood River. Eastern apples are very poor. Fancy western box fruit will bring big prices here this season." 'APPLE' SMITH VS. 'WHEAT' SMITH CONTEST ON BETWEEN L. W. SMITH WITH FOUR ACRES OF APPLES AND GEO. SMITH WITH 500 ACRES OP WHEAT. L. W. Smith of the Suburban Home ranch is having all kinds of fun. He is having a contest with his brother, George Smith, of Badger mountain, as to who will raise the most from their respective farms. You see, L. W. Smtih has a six acre tract adjoining Wenatchee on which there is in bearing fruit about four acres. George Simth has many acres of wheat at Southside. Two years ago he had 200 acres and his brother, with the four acres, came out ahead in the amount harvested. Last year the former had 250 acres in wheat and his brother again came out ahead. In an effort to come out ahead once the latter this year put in 500 acres in wheat. The result will be watched and will be announced later. Masonic Grand Officers. W. R. Baker, of Colville, grand master of the Masonic order of the state of Washington, and Grand Lec turer Atkins, of Tacoma, will be here tomorrow. A special session will be held in the Masonic temple tomor row evening at which time all mem bers of the Masonic order are re quested to be present. Chicago Fruit Bayer Here. M. G. Gibson, of the Gibson Fruit company, Chicago, arrived in the city last night. Mr. Gibson is head of the company represented in this val ley by W. C. Michaels. Mr. Gibson comes west once a year for personal ly acquainting himself with fruit conditions. Acting Deputy Sheriff. J. W. Hutchinson, of Southside, who was a candidate for the primary nomination for sheriff of Chelan county, is acting as bailiff during the court term. Crazy Man at Sherman Mill. Sheriff Ferguson was in receipt of a phone message this morning, stat ing that there was a demented man at the Sherman sawmill up the We natchee river. He instructed Deputy Sheriff Debord of Leavenworth to go after the man. Divorce Granted. A divorce was granted Saturday by Judge Grimshaw in the case of Anna Bower vs. Garner Bower. Mrs. Bower is a daughter of John Sacks of Col umbia Siding. Deputy Sheriff Bennett, of Chelan, was in the city yesterday, a witness in the case of the state vs. Keys. Member of the Associated Press AN ACRE WILL PRO DUCE $2400 L. W. SMITH HAS ONE ACRE OF WINESAPS THAT WILL EASILY NET HIM $2,000 AFTER PAYING ALL EXPENSES. L. W. Smith has an acre of or chard that will net him $2,000 in clean cash this year. The trees are of the Winesap variety and are nine years old. This one acre will pay him 10 per cent interest on a ten acre orchard valued at $2,000 per acre, or at rates which the farmers of the middle west are accustomed it would pay 5 per cent interest on a ten-acre orchard valued at $4,000 per acre. Mr. Smith has 44 Arkansas Blacks which will average 12 boxes to the tree. He also has 40 Mammoth Black Twigs that will average 10 or 12 boxes. His 120 Winesaps will aver age 12 or 15 boxes to the tree. He has 40 Ben Davis trees that will aver age 5 boxes per tree. There is in the Smith orchard but four acres of bearing trees, yet he harvested last year $3,365 worth of fruit and the year before he received $3,500 for the fruit taken off. 10,10 FIRE 111 PORTLAND MILL, ELEVATOR AND DOCKS OF PORTLAND MILLING COMPANY DESTROYED EARLY THIS MORNING. Portland, Ore., Sept. 15—The mill, elevator and docks of the Portland Flouring Mills company, the largest on the Pacific coast, were destroyed by fire this morning. The loss was $400,000, about one-half protected by insurance. The fire was caused by an explosion In the dustlller collector on the sixth floor. The fire communicated rapidly to other portions of the plant. Two firemen and one Japanese spectator were instantly killed. WENATCHEEISVERY HEALTHY THOSE ACQUAINTED WITH THE HEALTH CONDITIONS SAY FT IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WEST. Wenatchee is one of the most healthful communities in the United States, according to statements of physicians who are in a position to know. Dr. W. M. McCoy, county health officer, has taken the matter up quite thoroughly and compared conditions here with those in other communi ties and after a careful examination of the conditions is of the opinion that Wenatchee and the Columbia valley and its tributaries is one of the most healthful communities in the United States. One of the interesting things about the health of the community is that epidemics are unknown. This section of the state has never had an epi demic. Dr. A. T. Kaupp, city health officer, has also acted in conjunction with Dr. McCoy and has found altogether in Wenatchee and vicinity there are now just 15 cases of typhoid fever, most of which are of mild form and most of them are recovering. Someone has started a wild report concerning typhoid fever in the val ley, but the above are the official fig ures and they are below the average for a community of this size. AWARDED OKANO GAN CONTRACT O. W. GUTHREY & COMPANY ARE THE GENERAL CONTRACTORS FOR THE OROVILLE - BREW STER ROAD. Definite information has been re ceived that the large railway con tracting firm of O. W. Guthrey has been awarded the general contract for the building of the Oroville- Brewster railway. This information is authentic and is from the Great Northern engineer's office at St. Paul. The names of the sub-contractors have not been given out as yet. It is further stated that general activity will commence on this big contract at once and it is expected that a big proportion of the grading will be fin ! ished up this winter. Wilson-Mills. A marriage license was issued this afternoon to Edna Mills, daughter of J. E. Mills, and Arthur Wilson. They will be married tonight. PEARL SMOCK SKIPPED THE CUM GIRL WHO WAS THE PROSECUT ING WITNESS IN THE CASE OF STATE VS. PRINCE ATKINSON — STATE ASKS CONTINUANCE. Where is Pearl Smock? This is the question the prosecut ing attorney, the sheriff and other of ficials connected with the case of the state in the Prince Atkinson trial are trying to solve. Pearl Smock is the complaining witness in the case against Atkinson. She was here some two weeks ago and until the past week Prosecuting Attorney Kemp had no idea that his chief witness against Atkinson would be missing. The case of the State vs. Atkinson, charged with rape, was set for Wed nesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. This morning County Attor ney Kemp asked for a continuance of the case until some later date when it might be possible to have the complaining witness present. In asking this continuance the county attorney filed some rather sensational affidavits. He directly accuses the defense with spiriting the girl away. The affidavits allege that the girl, Pearl Smock, has been staying with the family of her stepfather, E. E. Bradley. Recently she went with the family of H. J. Kimmel into Kittitas county, where Kimmel has a contract with the Milwaukee railway. She promised when she left that she would be back here either last Satur day or Sunday but though the sheriff has used diligence In trying to locate the girl she has not been found. At torney Kemp also connected the name of C. E. Stauffer, Atkinson's bsuiness partner, with undue diligence in try ing to get the girl out of the country. The courthouse was well filled this afternoon with spectators interested in the case. Should Judge Grlmshaw refuse the continuance asked for by the county attorney it Is equivalent to throwing the case out of court, as the county attorney would not seek to proceed without Pearl Smock. At the time of the World going to press the attorneys for the defense, Messrs. Parr and Thomas, are arguing against the continuance and it is likely that no decision will be reached in the matter until evening. Later —The motion for a continu ance was denied and on the motion of the defense the defendant, Atkin son, was discharged. This seeming ly ends the Prince Atkinson litigation which has lasted over the past year. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily JURY FOUND KEYS GUILTY CASE WENT TO JURY AT 6 O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT AND NO VERDICT WAS REACHED UNTIL 2 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON. The case of the state vs. Robert Keys of Chelan, charged with sell ing liquor to an Indian, went to the jury last night about 6 o'clock. It was feared that the jury would hang and once or twice the foreman in formed Judge Grimshaw that it would be impossible to agree. How ever, at 2 o'clock the jury reported to the sheriff that an agreement had been reached and the verdict was guilty, with a recommendation to the judge that Keys be given a suspend ed sentence. The jury was composed of E. C. Long, T. G. Jarvis, Thos. Huff, Chas. Hlnton, N. S. Titchenal, J. R. Lamb, John McDougal, John Marshall, Louis Meir, W. S. Hughes, G. S. Roland and Henry Nelson. MAKES LONG TRIP ALONE MILDRED GERMAN, AGE 13, MAKES THE TRIP FROM KAN SAS TO WATERVILLE ALONE— IN WRECK IN OREGON. Mildred German, aged 13, made the trip from Eureka, Kansas, to Waterville all alone, arriving in We natchee Monday. She immediately proceeded up-river, where she goes to stay with her brother, Jimmy Ger man, during the winter. Her trip to the west was not al together an unmixed pleasure, as she was delayed by a wreck in Oregon, for 18 hours. Aged Woman Very HI. Mrs. B. B. Holcomb is hovering between life and death and the end is expected almost any time. Some months ago Mrs. Holcomb, who is 69 years of age, had a stroke of paraly sis and since that time she has been bedfast. She is a pioneer resident of the Wenatchee valley and is the mother of P. P. Holcomb of this city. Italy's Future King 5 Years Old. Rome. Sept. 15/ —Humbert, prince of Piedmont, prospective heir <o Italy's throne and as the king's only son the sole hope of the nation, cel ebrated his fifth birthday today. The event was observed throughout Italy with considerable enthusiasm. The city is handsomely decorated and a holiday spirit pervades every part of the kingdom, partly in anticipation of the anniversary of the occupation of Rome 39 years ago, which will be celebrated five days hence. MINING AT BLEWETT Frank Brady, formerly a well known restaurant man of this city but for the past two or three years of Leavenworth, is in the city today. Mr. Brady has cut out the restaurant business and has devoted the past year to his orchard interests adjacent to Leavenworth and has also spent several months developing his min ing properties near Blewett. Mr. Brady reports considerable activity in the Blewett camp and states that a Pittsburg hydraulic company is tak ing out $300 worth of gold per day. The J. S. McCarthy stamp mill is also running with three stamps and about four pounds of amalgam, equivalent to about $850, 1b being shipped out each week. There has been a great deal of development work done on a number of the smaller properties dur ing the summer and It is expected that next spring there will be the greatest mining activity in the his tory of the camp. 5c PER COPY. cnw ANOTHER VICTIM JAY CARSTEN, WHO, WITH HIS SON, FLOATED DOWN RIVER CAME TO GRIEF IN ROCK IS- LAND RAPIDS. The Columbia river has probably claimed another victim in the per son of Jay Carsten. It is the suppo sition that Carsten lost his life last evening by the overturning of his boat in the Rock Island rapids. Sher iff Ferguson was notified about 7 o'clock yesterday evening of the accident. As near as could be learned Jay Carsten, with his 18 year old son, Henry, left eLavenworth Mon day in a row boat. It was their in tention to float down the river to Crescent Bar, there to disembark and walk to Low Gap, where the family lives. From all accounts the trip down the Wenatchee river was a hard one. Many places the boat had to be lined around some of the dan gerous places. The boat passed We natchee yesterday morning about 11 o'clock. The father did not like the looks of Rock Island rapids and had his son get out of the boat and in structed him to walk around the rapids. He gave the boy two shot guns which were in the boat and also turned over to him what money he had. The start down the rapids was j made from the east side of the river, j The current is the smoothest there. For a time the boat went nicely. Then a current struck it and forced thie I boat into a dangerous channel, driV- I ing it over a fall where it was ove* ! turned and Carsten was thrown into ■ the water. The boy witnessed the I overturning of the craft and madje j all haste to the Valhalla ranch, j where he sought aid. The boy could I see that his father was making a | valiant struggle in the water. The ; men at the ranch proceeded to the ; river's banks and a boat was kept ,in readiness to put out in case the ' man could be seen. The search was ; continued all evening but nothing | could be found of Carsten. Thfc morning the boy proceeded down the ' river and will carry the sad intellj ! gence to the mother and the rest <if | the family at Low Gap. [ ■ Carsten and his son had been em ; ployed in the logging camp of the : Lamb-Davis company since last April ', and thought to save money by takj l ing the river passage home. Carsten ' was a large, powerful man. weighing ! about 190 pounds and was 6 feet !1 % inches in height. He had darfc hair and mustache. The ferrymen on the lower river have been in structed to be on the watch-out for j the boat and the man. Though when | last seen Carsten was making a valf ! ant fight for his life, yet from a con ; versation with the people at the Val ; halla ranch this morning, it is not thought that the man could live in the rapids which he had been at tempting to make. When informed last night of the accident and the lcrcumstances at tending it. Sheriff Ferguson and a number of people who heard of it were very skeptical of the story, thinking it would not be possible to make the trip down the Wenatchee river. The Valley Power company was called up and the people at this station informed the Daily World that the man and the boy had passed the station Monday night but were having a very hard trip of It. Judge R. S. Stelner arrived here last night from Grant county. He leaves on No. 1 for the Sound for the purpose of taking a needed rest. After visiting the fair for a couple of weeks he will go to Snohomish county to hold a term of court. Judge Black of that county has been sick for several months and the various superior court Judges have been called In to assist in the judicial work of that county.