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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 69. HI 10 BE BATTLE ROYAL COMING FIGHT PROMISES TO BE A SENSATIONAL ONE IN CITY POLITICS — CHIEFS OF "ORE GON BUNCH" TO SCRAP. Of all the fights that have been made in city or country politics the coming fight for the mayoralty nomi nation promises to be the most sen sational. In the days gone by John A. Gellat ly and Henry Crass, both old mem bers of what is known as the "Oregon Bunch." played politics together. In those days they thought and fought as one. It has been an open secret however, that during the past two years these men have become bitter political enemies. It is surmised by those who do politics in this city that the declaration of can didacy filed by Henry Crass yesterday was actuated from a desire to "even up" some old political scores. Con sequently the battle promises to be the kind that an old politician likes It is conceded by friends of both the principals that Henry Crass made an excellent record during his four years incumbency of the county attorney's office. He was a saving, painstaking official and handled the office with great credit to himself and to the county. It is on this record and on his ability as a lawyer that his friends insist that he is the logical candidate for mayor. John A. Gellatly on the other hand has forced the improvement of the principal streets of the city. Im provements aggregating half a mil lion dollars have been begun and some of them completed. He has an etxensive scheme of civic development outlined and his friends believe that he should be given another term to work out his plans for the city. Both are good men and it is safe to say that the city administration would be properly looked after in the hands of either. Many people here well remember the original break between the men who are leaders in this spectacular campaign. John A. Gellatly was a candidate for the legislature three years ago this fall. Henry Crass, through a combination with Leaven worth and Cashmere, is alleged by Gellatly's friends to have framed a deal by which Wenatchee was given short representation in the county convention and by which Gellatly was defeated for the nomination. This caused friction between the two men. Gellatly and his followers have been making unsuccessful efforts to read Crass out of the republican party and place him in the "Down-and-Out" fac tion. When the latter was a candi date for superior judge. Gellatly was a prime factor in his defeat, throw ing the endorsement first to A. N. Corbin and later to W. A. Grhnshaw who was subsequently elected. Gel latly himself last year would prob ably have been a candidate for the legislature had it not been that he did not care to test his strength with that of Crass at that time. Henry Crass has a strong following over the county and is an implacable political enemy, vindictive to the last degree, and takes credit to himself (and probably rightly) for the defeat of two of Gellatly's closest followers. Sam R. Sumner, who was a candidate for county attorney, and Walter M. Olive, for joint senator. It is also said that it is part of his game that L. M. Hull shall retire to his Okano gan ranch rather than serve another four years as postmaster of the city of Wenatchee. John A. Gellatly is supposedly at the head of a pretty strong political organization. Crass has no political organization but has a strong per sonal following and is himself one of the best organizers in the county. It is charged that Gellatly's political organization has always taken upon itself the "duty" of punishing anyone who dares to "buck the game." F. M. Scheble, candidate for mayor two years ago, can testify to this and has repeatedly gone down between the Gellatly phalanxes. It is this autocratic method that will have a tendency to strengthen the fight in Crass' behalf, notwith standing Gellatly's excellent record as mayor. It is expected that this battle be tween the candidates will eliminate either John A. Gellatly or Henry Crass from city politics and probabl;' the county. One of the leaders must fall before the battle of ballots and from present indications it looks as though the chances are about even. Both are strong men. Both are clean men. And from the known feud is it any wonder that Wenatchee is looking forward to the fray with intense interest? mm iei S9WPER AGRE SIX ACRE ORCHARD OF W. K. KENNEDY WILL THIS YEAR PRODUCE $3,000 WORTH OF FRUTT. W. K. Kennedy, of Washington avenue, is the owner of six acres of orchard five years old which will pro duce this year $3,000 worth of fruit. He has 140 Rome Beauty trees which will average three to four boxes per tree, 250 Stayman Winesap which will average 5 boxes per tree; 28 Black Bens and Ben Davis which will average 3 boxes per tree. He has enough fruit in the orchard to bring in $3,000 this year. Though only a young orchard the place will net him more than $3,000, after pay ing all expenses. Last year when the trees were only four years old he sold from the six acres $625 worth of fruit. Consider ing the age of the trees this record cannot be equaled anywhere outside of north central Washington. Ed Dennis, whose orchard is lo cated beside that of Mr. Kennedy's and is also 5 years of age, has Wine saps that will average 4 boxes each and 18 trees of Winter Banana from which he picked 130 boxes. BEHEADED INSANE MAN MONDAY HARRY DEAN, ENGINEER OF THE NO. 3 RUNNING OUT OF SPO SPOKANE, TELLS HARROWING TALE OF ACCIDENT. Harry Dean was engineer in charge of the No. 3 passenger train which j left Spokane Sunday night and wasj due here early Monday morning. He j passed through here yesterday and to a Daily World representative told of a horrible decapitation which oc curred on his run just this side ofj Spokane. He had just rounded a curve and the electric headlight showed a man stepping out of a cre vice in the rocks in the right of way. The man apparently was about 45 j years of age. He was entirely naked with the exception of a pair of shoes OB his feet. He deliberately walked out on the track, laid down, crawled on his stomach and hooked his head over one of the rails. The engineer whistled to the man, but the distance j was too short to stop the train. The; engine struck the man and decapi-! tated him. The train was stopped! just as soon as possible and the re- j mains of the man were picked up and taken back to Highland, where the coroner took charge of the remains. That the deceased was a resident of the neighborhood and in a fit of insanity committed suicide, was the! theory held by Dr. Schlegel. Another theory is that the man was from some other place and took the precaution ; of removing and hiding his clothes; to escape identification before putting his head across the rail. A remote possibility that he was an engineer or a machinist was sug ■sated by the fact that his hands showed the marks of lubricating oil. j FOR SMOKING CI6S Contractor Bethel and John Fisher Arrested Last Night for Vio lating Statutes. Chief of Police Inscho last night made two arrests for violating the statute regarding cigarette smoking. Contractor Bethel, who is of the firm of Downey & Bethel, in charge of the cement sldewalking work on Wenat chee avenue, was one of the men ar rested and John Fisher, a plumber, the other. The time has not as yet been fixed for these cases to come to trial but it will be in the course of a day or two. It is thought that Mr. Bethel will take this case into superior court and it will probably be up to Judge Grimshaw to pass on the constitutionality of the act. The police officers of this county are very anxious to see the matter tested as it continually puts them at a disadvant age. In Spokane and Seattle the law is being openly violated and the of ficers do not like the idea of having to make arrests here for offenses that are being condoned in the cities. Byers-Case. Miss Belle Case and Mr. A. J. By ers, both of Entiat, were married at noon yesterday at the Christian church parsonage by Rev. A. J. Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Byers took the No. 1 train yesterday to Seattle where they will spend a brief honey moon and afterwards will make their home in the Entiat valley. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1909. GILCHRIST APPLES GO TO ENGLAND SIX AND A HALF ACRE YOUNG TREES WILL PRODUCE $5,000 WORTH OF FRUIT—ONE-THIRD OF ORCHARD IN BEARING. Notwithstanding the fact that only about one-third of the orchard is in bearing Dr. Gilchrist will pick from his 6, 7 and 8 year old trees fruit to the value of approximately $5,000. He has 75 Winesaps that will pro duce 1,200 boxes and 6 Black Twigs that will produce 1,000 boxes. After paying expenses of picking and pack ing and shipping his 6% acres of young trees will easily net $3,000 this year. lowa Families Ruy. The Interstate Realty & Loan com pany received in yesterday's mail ap plications for four tracts in Chelan Butte Orchards from Sioux City, lowa, which means four additional families added to Wenatchee's terri tory. DR. ROLLER HELD BY POLICE SEATTLE STAR HAS PHYSICIAN ARRESTED FOR STATEMENT ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN MADE REGARDING LATE MATCH. Seattle. Oct. 5. —Dr. B. F. Roller, j the physician wrestler, who recently j was accused by Bert Warner of Mm! -! neapolis with having bribed him to "lay down." and who after carrying j out his part of the alleged compact, j then went in and wrestled Roller Ito a standstill, was today arrested j npon complaint of C. Harrison Green, i manager of the Seattle Star. The arrest grows out of the pub ! lication in a Sunday paper of a letter j signed by Roller in which he charges ! that Green, some time before the . Warner match, demanded 25 per | cent of the receipts of the matches held in the "arena" at the exposi- I tion and when this was refused \ stated that he would ruin the wrest i ling game and run Roller out of i town. The Star recently printed an arti j cle exposing the alleged fixed match ;es of Roller and it charges today : that the wrestler is now trying to "get even." Mrs. I. A. Baker and son Bert of ; Chicago, who have been the guest of their son and brother, Frank Baker !of the Central Meat company, re i turned yesterday from the fair. IS LAST WEEK FOR JUDGING APPLES FOR A.-V.-P. MUST BE SENT IN THIS WEEK IN ORDER TO COMPETE FOR PRIZES— MORE FRUIT DESIRED. All apples to be judged at the A.- V.-P. exhibit must be in this week. This is a statement made this morn-; ing by George H. Farwell, who is looking after the exhibit department. The display exhibited in the past has j been judged by Prof. Van Deman but; the fair management is also to judge the fruit and this will be done this j week. Both Mr. Farwell and the local! committee insist that the growers re serve the best fruit and send it over to the fair. Any further information desired by the growers on this point can be obtained by calling up Mr. Farwell at his residence. County Commissioners in Session. The board of county commission era is in session today. It is expected j that a several days' session will bej held. One of the principal matters that will be settled at this time will be that of fixing the tax levy for the coming year. The law prescribes that this will be settled at the October session. Cornell Not Arrested Monday. H. W. Cornell, the lawyer, orator and politician, who spoke in this city last month, was not arrested in Se attle Monday, as was stated in yes terday's paper. This was due to the fact that Mr. Cornell kept away from the police and was not located. He is charged with blackmail, the com plainant being Gottstein, a liquor dealer of Seattle. Member of the Associated Press CRASS FILED EOR MAYOR LOCAL ATTORNEY FORMALLY ENTERED THE LIST FOR THE MAYORALTY NOMINATION AGAINST PRESENT MAYOR. The prospects for a very lively city campaign was given an impetus yes terday by the filing of a declaration of candidacy for the mayoralty by Henry Crass. The declaration was not filed until late last night. Mr. Crass went to Seattle on the night train on business matters and will not be back for several days. The filing of declaration by Mr. Crass as sures a very lively campaign between the present mayor, John A. Gellatly, and the new candidate. The tenth of October is the last day for filing. As yet there have been no aldermanic declarations filed, but inasmuch as the campaign for the head of the ticket is going to be lively it is also expected that there will be plenty of candidates for the minor offices. BETTER ROADS IN DOUGLAS OHIO SETTLERS IN SOUTHERN WENATCHEE VALLEY TO ACT — RANCHERS PLEDGE $700 AND LABOR. People in the southern end of We j natchee valey near Rock Island have organized a road association to bet ter roads in that locality. County Engineer Shields of Douglas county ! has been working for some time to : form these organizations in Douglas county and the new association has already pledged $700 and consider able labor to carry on the work. This section of the Wenatchee valley in Douglas county is new and was uncul tivated until the extension of the canal of the Wenatche Canal com pany, which now furnishes water for irrigation. The Ohio colony, which came to the Wenatchee valley last spring, took up these lands. The canal company promised to return the money with interest to any one who became dissatisfied. Officers of the organization are: S. W. Usher, president; J. C. Buntin, secretary; j. c. Miller, treasurer; T. C. Cobb, road supervisor. People north and east of Water ville have petitioned for a rural de livery route and after the route has been surveyed by an inspector a tri weekly delivery has been promised within 60 days. D»T«LY MAIL POSTMASTER NOTIFIED NOT TO POUCH FOR NO. 3—FAST MAIL PICKS UP THAT WHICH HAS BEEN CARRIED BY NO. 8. Postmaster Hull has received or ders to stop pouching mail for train No. 3, due here at 5:07 a. m. and going west. The chief mail clerk has instructed the postmaster if the early morning service is desired here that a petition must be presented to the department for it. This has already been done by Postmaster Hull. Th 3 idea in cutting off the early morning service is that the night mail will be picked up by the fast mail train which goes through here at 10:35 p. m. This latter schedule is not per manent as yet. The trains which have been going through for the past week at about that time are 8 hours less than the government bid calls for and it is possible that the per manent schedule will be some few hours earlier than at the present time. B. C. Mine Explosion. Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 5.—A spe cial from Nanalmo this morning tells of an explosion in the mines and it is believed many were killed. Two men who just left the mine when the explosion occurred report 60 men at work. Victoria. B. C, Oct. 5. —At 1:3" o'clock a telephone from Ladysmlth states between 20 and 30 miners are still unaccounted for in an extension of the mine. Miss Retta Cornell, of Harrington, is here visiting friends. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily ENGINEERING WORK AT QUINCY GOVERNMENT GEODETIC SURVEY REING MADE—ROUGH PRELIM INARY PLANS BEING MAPPED OUT. C. F. Eberly, an engineer in the government geodetic service was in Wenatchee Sunday, having come up from Quincy where he is in charge of a party doing preliminary work in co-operation with the state of Wash ington. Mr. Eberly stated to a World representative that there are three parties now on this work, with eight men in each party. Eberly's party has just mapped off 204 square miles near Quincy. He will start again on another 204 square miles near Bev erly. Altogether there will be 832 square miles mapped out. The sur vey is purely a preliminary one and does not mean that the government will absolutely continue its work. Survey on the Columbia. H. J. M. Baker, an army engineer, is in charge of a party of 18 men who are now making surveys on the Columbia working north from Bev erly. The surveys on the river and in the Quincy district will be con nected up. The Baker survey is for the purpose of estimating cost of opening the Columbia for navigation.' TWO NEW BUSINESS INSTITUTIONS EVERETT MAX LOCATES DRUG BUSINESS IN GEM RESTAU RANT BLDG.—TEXAS MAN IN STALLS PHOTOGR4FH STUDIO. H. J. Lytle and family arrived here this week from Everett. Mr. Lytle was here early in the summer and was so well pleased with the city that he decided to remove here from Ever ett with his drug business. The Gem restaurant building was the only available location to be found and he is remodeling this as veil as pos sible. Mr. Lytle has spent several years in Everett and proposes to in stall a good stock here and conduct a first class establishment. He has secured a residence on Washington avenue, between D and E street. W H. Snell, who for the past 18 years has been in the photographic business at Sherman, Texas, arrived here this week w'th his family and has opened up a gallery in the P. P. Holcomb building, over Eyer's bi cycle repair shop. Mr. Snell comes well equipped for the practice of his profession. Spain Causes Uneasiness. Paris, Oct. 5. —Preparations for the extension of Spanish operations in Morocco, involving heavy rein forcements, is creating increasing un easiness in Paris. The Jetit Paris lan Jorunal, owned by Minister of Commerce Dupuy, in what is believed to be an inspired article, says Spain's program seems to go beyond the ob ject originally communicated to the powers and provokes apprehension in Europe, especially in London and Paris. The paper intimates also that reports from the interior of Spain in dicate grave danger of serious trou ble at home as soon as the country is denuded of troops. The Spanish embassy in Paris is heavily guarded night and day. It is feared Barce lona revolutionists are plotting the assassination of Marina Del, Spanish ambassador, as a means of forcing the government to abandon the re pressive measures in Catalina. CALL APPLE SHOW MEETING MASS MEETING OF GROWERS CALLED BY THE COMMERCIAL CLUB NEXT MONDAY NIGHT— OUTSIDE SPEAKERS EXPECTED Secretary Hailing, of the Wenat chee Commercial club, has given no tice of a mass meeting to be held in the Commercial club rooms next Monday night. The object of the meeting is to make permanent ar rangements for an exhibition at the National Apple Show next month. As large a meeting as possible is hoped for at that time. Martin Sines, of Entiat, is in the city today. 5c PER COPY. MADE TBI MILL CITY Till LEVY CITY COUNCIL IN SESSION LAST NIGHT PROVIDED FOR EX PENSES OF THE CITY FOR THE COMIKfI YEAR. Pursuant to a notice published, the city council met last night for the purpose of hearing protests on the estimated expenses for running the city for the coming year. There was nobody present to protest and the levy was made and turned in to the board of county commissioners tod|y. The clerk's estimate for the expenses for the coming year amounted to $33,900 and the revenue for license., and from general purposes outside of the tax levy amounted to $3,000. leaving $29,960 to be provided. It was generally expected that the levy for the coming year would be from 14 to 15 mills but as adopted by the council last night it amounted to 10 mills, as follows: General, 8% mills. Park. Ms mill. Interest, 1 mill. This will produce $20,100 on the valuation as turned in by the county assessor for the city of Wenatchee. $2,088,000. In taking up the estimates as pub lished the council decided that in stead of raising $4,000 by taxation to pay interest on warrants and bonds it would be better to raise the sum of $2,000 only which will pay the interest on the large issue of $40,000 worth of bonds and later on the coun cil will provide for a bond issue to take up the outstanding warrants and thereby reduce the interest on them from 8 to 4% per cent. The excessive amount of outstand ing warrants has been occasioned by the extraordinary expenditures which have been incurred during the past three years, such as building the city jail, buying the new park of seven acres, temporary work on Wenatchee. Orondo and Okanogan avenues, buy ing streets and other expenses. While these expenditures were necessary it is believed to be a better plan to bond for a sum sufficient to take up the amount of warrants issued for those purposes. Other items which were in the list as advertised were reduced sufficiently to make the levy of 10 mills possible. Next year a new valu ation will be set by the assessor and will approximate $3,500,000. This will allow a levy next year of 10 mills or less and at the same time keep the city in good condition financially. At the present time the city has a bonded indebtedness of $118,500 and other indebtedness amounting to about $25,000. leaving the city near ly $60,000 below the limit to bond. Considering the municipal work that has been done the city is in ex cellent shape financially and the levy for the coming year is considerably | below that of most of the cities of this size in the state. Attend Monthly Meeting. D. L. Pratt, president of the Inter state Realty & Loan company, left last night for Spokane for the pur pose of attending the monthly meet ing of the trustees of the company. Mr. Pratt will also attend to the shipment of his household goods to Wenatchee. The family will return with him and take up their residence in a suite of rooms in the new Gehr building which are now being pre pared for their occupancy. M. E. Brotherhood. The M. E. Brotherhood held its regular monthly meeting in the par lors of the Methodist church last eve ning. Plans were made for the fall and winter work and it was decided to give a banquet three weeks from last night for the members of the brotherhood and each member is per mitted to bring one outsider to this banquet. The brotherhood voted to retain P. P. Holcomb as councilman at large and endorsed his candidacy for that position. Refreshments were served. Death of Infant. Thomas B. Spencer, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Spencer, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the family residence on Yakima street. The cause of death was enteritis. The little one had not been well for the past three months. The funeral ser vices will be held Wednesday after noon at 2 p. m., September 6. at the family residence, the Wenatchee Un dertaking company morticians. Miss Adeline Dennis, of Wichita. Kansas, arrived here today to spend the winter with her sister. Mrs. Frank Palmer, of Cashmere. J. H. Bolen. of Entiat. is spending a few days in the city.