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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V NO. 70. TWEHTY-THREE BODIES RE COVERED ALL NIGHT LONG RESCUERS RE MAINED AT WORK SEEKING BODIES OF THE IMPRISONED COAL MINERS. Ladysmlth. B. C Oct. 6. —Twenty- three bodies have been recovered from the Extension mine, where the explosion took place yesterday. Nine others are still in the pit. It is ex pected all will be brought out today. Since long before dawn a crowd of women with tense drawn faces, many holding children by the hands, have been awaiting the mine train from the Extension, 12 miles away, and when the train which carried a hundred miners from their Ladysmlth homes daily arrived, it brought 16 limp bodies on stretchers, covered with sheets. A pitiful scene followed. The other bodies will be brought herfe as rapidly as they possibly can be prepared for removal from the scene of the disaster. All night long rescuers kept at work seeking still imprisoned bodies. There are many caves where the coal has fallen in the crosscuts and the work of res cue is greatly hampered. Clarence White, who body was among the five recovered this morn ing from No. 4 west level, gave his life for a friend. The body was found with his arm around J. Isma-s ter, whom he had refused to leave. White had wavered whether he would follow Colter. Gilson, Radford and others who were rescued, but finally determined to remain with Ismaster, and died with him, his arm about Is master's body. Purchased Interest in Bearimr Or chard. J. E. Scott. of Detroit. Mich., an uncle of W. F. Lang of this city, has a half interest in the Har old-Gfpfcn fruit ranch, four miles south of the city. The purchase in cluded a half interest owned by Mr. Harold. Colonel Joe Green still re tains his Interest. The place consists of about 190 acres of land. 75 acres of which is just coming into bearing. The price paid for the Harold Inter est bjT'Mr. Scott was $15,000. The sale was made by Smart Bros, of Malaga. > Death of Leßoy Pearl. Leßoy Pearl, aged 12 yearß and 6 months, died yesterday at the Emer gency hospital at 3:30. He was moved to the hospital last Saturday from his home on Columbia street, where he and his sister have been living with their uncle, David J. Dyer. He was the son of Flora B. Pearl, who died two weeks ago. The fu neral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Sprague & Ruppe undertaking par lors. Interment will be in the family lot in the Sunnyslope cemetery. t FOR BETTER NAVAL . PROTECTION San Francisco, Oct. 6.—President Taft departed early today for a few days of real rest at Yosemlte valley. In spite of his great strength the president was a weary man after 18 hours of almost constant entertain ment, and retired for a few hours' sleep at 2 o'clock this morning. It had been a day and night of hurri cane order into which he had crowded three public speeches, a rapid trip through three cities, laying a corner stone, three receptions and a five hour banquet. One of the features of the banquet was the appeal of Governor Gillett for a greater navy and for maintenance on the Pacific coast of a fleet of at least 16 battle ships. Traded Okanogan Ranch. Ray L. Roderick has traded his Okanogan ranch to Dwight Roys for two lots on South Mission street in this city. Backward Social. The Christian Endeavorers of the Christian church will give a Back ward social at the home of Miss Nellie Buttles Thursday evening. AH who wish to attend are requested to meet at the church at S o'clock sharp. Sold Half Interest in His Holdings. C. E. Smith this week sold a half crest in his 30-acre orchard tract in East Wenatchee to C. W. Pugsley for $6,500. The sale was made by C. W. Halbert. CHRISTIAN PASTOR HAS RESIGNED REV. A. J. ADAMS WILL GO TO HOOD RIVER TO ACCEPT PAS TORATE — HAS BEEN IN WE NATCHKE THREE YEARS. Rev. A. J. Adams, pastor of the First Christian church of this c'ty, has resigned and will go from here to Hood River, Ore., to assume charge of the church at that place. His work in Hood River will begin on November 1. Rev. Adams has been in Wenatchee for three years. At that time the church had 65 members, and since that time there have been 250 addi tions. The Sunday school has in creased from 4 Oto 165 members. An extension indebtedness to the amount of $500 has been paid off and plans are now being made for the erection of a new building to cost $5,500. So one has been called to fill Mr. Adams' place but it is expected that arrange ments will be made for his successor within a short time. More Showers Due. Washington—Probably fair in the west portion; showers in the east portion and cooler tonight. Thurs day fair. 520,000 FOR THREE ACRES LOWEST PRICT? EUGENE PAGE WILL SET ON HIS PLACF— YOUNG TREES NET $2,000 EACH YEAR. Of all the orchards in the Wenat chee valley producing heavy crops each year there are few that are valued as highly by their owners as that owned by Eugene Page, on We natchee avenue. This place was pur chased in 1902 from L. V. Wells by Fred Obernolte for $3,800. This was considered a high price. Fred Ober nolte sold the place four years ago to Eugene Page for $5,000. Some of the trees are quite young and a large percentaage of them were not in bearing, but notwithstanding that fact Mr. Page has taken enough in the past four years from his or chard to pay for It, This figure is net and does not include the money paid out for picking, packing and marketing. Last year the three acres netted $2,100. This year, which is a poor one. the place will net $2,000 above expenses. He has 100 Black Twigs 7 years old which this year wil] produce $2,000 worth of fruit. Four Arkansas Blacks from wh'ch he has already averaged $42 each and he has sold the fruit from 20 trees of Winesaps that are only five years "id for $300. These Winesaps will be shipped to Australia. Mr. Pag-* refused $15,000 for this place a year ago. He says it is probably worth $17,000 but that he Is holding it for $20,000 and would not take any !-?ss. 5,000 Boxes from 12 Acres. Hardman Bros., who have charge of the Z. A. Lanham orchard this year, expect to pick 5,000 boxes of apples from the 12 acres, 500 of the trees will average 15 boxes per tree. The apples are of the Ben Davis Va riety, for which they will receive 51.35 per box. Last year they picked 10,000 boxes for which they received 60 cents. Two years ago they picked 5,600. which they sold at $1.15 per box. Cig Case to Superior Court. An information was filed direct In superior court yesterday by Prose cuting Attorney Kemp against R. H. Bethel, one of the cement contract ors on Wenatchee.avenue. Mr. Bethel was arrested Monday night by Chief Inscho for smoking "coffin nails," and he hag employed Ira Thomas to defend him in this action and the constitutionality of the law is to be tested. Irrigation Ditch at Trinidad. Trinidad, Wash., Oct. 6.—Men in the employ of F. M. Rothrock Land & Live Stocy company are building an independent irrigating ditch in the hills west of the Columbia river. Two ditches are being constructed to con vey the water from Tkyson creek to where it can be used to water 40 acres to be seeded to alfalfa. City Ambulance Killed Stranger. Vancouver, Oct. 6.—While out for a trial spin today Vancouver's new city police ambulance ran over and almost instantly killed C. F. Keiss, a wealthy citizen of Austin, Texas. The automobile had not been accepted by the city. Jack Carter, of Bridgeport, is spending today in the city. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6,1909. NEW JUDGES EOR APPLE SHOW JUDGE VAN DEM AN WILL BE AS SISTED BY TWO EASTERN AP PLE EXPERTS—ONE MAN SE LECTED FROM OREGON. George J. Kellogg, of Lake Mills. Wis.; H. M. Dunlap, of Savoy. 111., and A. P. Bateham, of Mosier, Ore., have been secured as associate judges of the National Apple Show, to serve with Chief Judge H. E. Van Deman. Judge Van Deman is recognized as the foremost expert on fruit in the world, and in selecting his associates he has taken care to secure men who are thoroughly conversant with the merits of both eastern and western apples, and who also recognize the changing conditions in the northwest which have given perfection to many varieties not formerly understood. All the judges are aware of the value of pack, which is one of the strongest features of western fruit. Mr. Kellogg is 83 years old and has been an exhibitor of fruit since 1854. He-is the senior member of the firm of George J. Kellogg & Sons, proprietors of the Bell Cottage nur series at Janesville, Wis. He was one of the judges at the Chicago World's fair, at the Pan-American exposition, at the St. Louis fair and for many years has been the head judge at the Wisconsin state fairs, also at a number of county and dis trict fairs. Dunlap Well Known. Mr. Dunlap will be remembered and welcomed as one of the judges at the first National Apple Show, and Is so well known to all exhibitors that no introduction will be neces sary. He is a grower, packer, and shipper of apples, and Is proprietor of the Rural Home Fruit farm and president of the Illinois Orchard com pany. He will be accompanied to Spokane by his wife. Mr. Bateham is the only judge se lected who resides west of the Mis sissippi. He is one of the most prom-, inpnt frnff experts in the northwest and has officiated at many exposi tions aid fruit shows. He is a Ftrong advocate of the commercial points in apple cultpre and the fact of bis se lection as judge has been received with much commendation. ROAD BUILT MASSED CARS TO RUN ON THE DOUGLAS COUNTY BRANCH OF G. N. NEXT WEEK—NEW TOWN HAS FINE PROSPECTS. j Mansfield, Wash.. Oct. 6.— The i track layers on the Douglas county ' branch of the Great Northern road j have completed all their work to this j place, with the exception of the V and switch yards. They will be all j through in a few days and then move !to Okanogan county to work on the Brewster-Orovllle extension of Jim j Hill's line up the Columbia. This branch line is 62 miles long and in- I tersects the main line at Columbia I Siding, east of Wenatchee. A large force of men and teams has been at work several months under direction of Porter Bros. & Welch. A round house will be built at this point as well as two miles of side track. Regu lar train service will commence Octo ber 10. The farmers' union warehouse platform has been completed and sev eral cars of wheat already adorn the site awaiting cars for shipment to Sound markets. Build New Warehouses. The Seattle Grain company will start work on its warehouse here ! next and four other grain buy- I ing will put up houses here as | soon as the train service brings in j the necessary lumber and building material. As the terminus of the I new road Mansfield promises to be a j live, progressive town, with good openings for various lines of busi ness. Already two banks have been es tablished here, a newspaper will be Installed in a short while, and so far there are two restaurants, one hotel, one pool room and lodging house, one blacksmith shop, two general mer chandise stores, one harness shop, two real estate offices, one doctor, and other lines. The suit of A. H. Smith vs. the Olympia Brewing Co. and J. H. Mil ler was concluded last night, after being on trial four days. Judge Grim shaw has taken the matter under ad visement and will probably render a decision within the coming few days. Miss Stella Taylor left for the fair today on No. 1. Member of the Associated Press Smith Trial Concluded. 10 REVISE APPLE RATING CARO PLAN INAUGURATED BY MAN AGEMENT OF NATIONAL AP PLE SHOW FOR GATHERING OF APPLE GROWERS IN SPOKANE Plans are being made for a meet ing of representatives from fruit growing districts in the United States and Canada during the second Na tional Apple show in Spokane, No vember 15 to 20, to arrange a score card which will include all the stand ard varieties of commercial winter apples ,and give them their proper rating. Regarding this convention the Ap ple Show Bulletin will say in its forthcoming issue that it is conceded on all sides that no score card has yet heen published which is fair at the present time, for the reason that during the last few years several va rities of apples have been brought to a state of perfection which entitled them to a new rating. Continuing it cays: "Scoring values were suggested last year which gave each variety a full rating on quality. This plan, while commended by many exhibit ors was criticized by others, who in sisted that proper recognition was not given to some high grade com mercial apples. This year the trus tees of the National Apple Show in vited all exhibitors to give their views upon improvements for the second show, and a majority of the exhibitors requested that the rules and scoring card of the American Pomologies] society be adopted. "This was done, but it is now ap parent that the quality ratings are not fair to several varieties, prin cipally because such apples as the Winesap. Jonathan. Rome Beauty and others which are groVn exten sively in the northwest areVtill un der the ratings announced 12 years ago bj the American Pomological society, when these varieties were not brought to the present state of perfection. "There is no question but what the American Pomological society should make a complete revision of its score card, but unfortunately that organization will not meet again until 1911. In the meantime the National Apple Show finds it a most difficult problem to use a score card which will be fair to all dis tricts. "It Is conceded that the rules of the American Pomological society are uniformly fair, but the quality ratings are not just. The rules specify that in making awards the judges shall first consider the value of the varieties for the purpose for which they may be adapted: second, color, size and uniformity of fruit; third, freedom from insects and other blemishes; fourth, pack. "These rules meet universal ap proval, and it is regretted that a score card has never been announced which would be fair to all apples and yet conform to the foregoing rules." OPEN BOX BALE ALLEY LEVASSEUR, GALLAGHER A STEWART WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS POPULAR AMUSE MENT IN CRASS BUILDING. Messrs. Levasseur, Gallagher & Stewart, western representatives of the American Box Ball company, will open a place of amusement in this city tomorrow night. These men are conducting box ball alleys in a large number of places on the coast and it has proven a very popular amuse ment. The old Tumwater building has been tastily remodeled and the alleys have been installed and will be in readiness for the opening tomor row. These men promise courteous treatment and every effort will be made to make box ball as popular in this city as it has proven in other cities. Wenatchee Men at Hunters. Hunters, Wash., Oct. 6. —Herbert Davis on Saturday sold 57 acres of river front, of which 10 acres is in orchard, to Ben Sykes of Spokane, for $3,500. This tract, with the property owned by J. J. Browne of Spokane consist ing of about 200 acres, will be set to orchard and later platted Into a town site. Guy Browne, son of J. J. Browne of Spokane, was in Hunters last week with a surveyor running water levels and making estimates of the cost of getting water upon the J. J. Browne and the Ben Sykes properties. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Howard, of Chi cago, are here visiting friends. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily MUCH MONEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS STREET AND SEWER CONTRACT ORS ESTIMATE FOR WORK DONE IN SEPTEMBER AGGRE GATES VERT LARGE SUM. That the city of Wenatchee is do ing a great deal of municipal work is evidenced from the estimates of the contractors for work done during September as submitted last night to the city council. The city withholds 10 per cent of the estimate and the following are the amounts due: Sewer $ 712,80 Okanogan avenue 144.00 Palouse street 966.73 Kittitas and Third excava tion 1.084.05 Kittitas and Third, con crete i 572.17 Wenatchee aye., norm end 5,981.12 Wenatchee aye., south end 4.297.30 Wenatchee aye.. concrete. 10,077.99 Of the Wenatchee avenue estimate 10 per cent, or $2,035.64 is withheld and $5,197.20 was paid on a previous estimate, leaving $13,123.58 to be paid today. Wenatchee water works. $3,953.39. SHOULD EXHIBIT TEN CARS MIKE HORAN STATES THERE WILL BE NO DIFFICULTY IN SECURING APPLES FOR THE NATIONAL APPLE SHOW. The people of this valley are just beginning to wake up to the neces sity of making an exhibit at the Na tional Apple Show and this morning the Daily World heard expressions from dozens of business men and fruit growers who expressed them selves that the valley would make a great mistake if Wenatchee was not represented at the Spokane show. There was a great deal of indig nation expressed here at the report published in the Spokesman-Review yesterday under a Yakima date line that Wenatchee buyers were in Par ker Bottom after apples with which to exhibit at Spokane. The report is to ridiculous to deny and shows to what extremes Yakima is carrying her jealousy of this valley. Mike Horan. who exhibited so suc cessfully last year is one of the most insistent boosters for the show this year. He is urging a district exhibit and says that he has no doubt what ever that fully 10 carloads can be taken to the show this year and he believes that notwithstanding the un fair rules adopted that Wenatchee can carry off the first prizes. He is going to exhibit personally if a dis trict organization is not effected and will take fully a carload or apples to the fair. Mr. Horan's idea is to form a district organization including the Wenatchee valley. Monitor, Cash mere. Peshaßtin, Leavenworth. Enti at, Chelan and Malaga, and he says that there will be no difficulty at all in securing fully 10 carloads of ex hlbitable apples. His plan is to form an organization at the Commercial club meeting Monday night, appoint committees to have this matter in charge and then canvass the valley for apples, such to be passed on by a competent committee 1n order to secure only the best of apples and varieties. Mr. Horan states that Mr. France will take a carload of Arkan sas Black to Spokane, providing he is given assistance to the value of $200. Already there have been voluntary cash pledges to assist the growers in making the exhibit. Among those who have promised to assist are W. T. Clark, $300: H. J. Shinn, $50; M. Horan, $25; Alex Murray. $10; We natchee Department store, $25. and Mr. Horan states that he has no hesi tancy in saying that every business man in the city would give to this fund when solicited. The prospects are that there will be a very enthusiastic meeting at the Commercial club Monday night, when formal action will be taken on this matter of exhibiting. The residents of the valley appreciate the benefi cial results of the National Apple Show of last year and are willing to strain a point in order to make the exhibit this year. Moving Fire Station. The city fire station building i 6 be ing moved south from its present location in order to allow of the erec tion of the Commrecial club building on the lot adjoining. The building Is being moved but a few feet. Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses were issued yes terday to W. 0. E. Kafka and Miss Dorothy Case, both of Entiat, and Nelson Forsythe and Miss Lillian Mc- Evoy, both of Merritt, Wash. » 5c PER COPY. PUMP IS WORKING FINE ENGINEER SAYS NEW CHIT WA TER SYSTEM IS IX FINE SHAPE —HOTH PUMP AND RESERVOIR ARE SATISFACTORY. City Consulting Engineer Hanford, of Seattle, was present at the meet ing of the city council last night and reported on the city pump and also on the city reservoir. Mr. Hanford spent all day yesterday at the pump house and at the reservoir and care fully noted the details of these new improvements. Mr. Hanford stated to the council that the pump was in good running order but recommended that a good mechanic be secured in one of the city shops in Seattle to report on the alignment of the pump. Mr. Hanford, on behalf of the city, protested against the acceptance of the pump-house itself from the con tractors, stating that some of the work was defective and was not what the city paid for. The ordinances providing for a sewer in block 13, for the use of signs, awnings and banners and for the repair of sidewalks was given a second reading. W. H. Lavassioner applied for a license to conduct a box ball alley in the building formerly occupied by •he Turn water saloon. There was some little misunderstanding by the council as to the interpretation of the new ordinance providing for li censing bowling alleys. The strict reading of the ordinance imposes a license of $50 per annum for each alley but the council last night voted to interpret the ordinance as mean ing that each bowling alley business should pay a tax of $50. The peti tion of Mr. Lavassioner was referred to the license committee. The license committee also asked further time to investigate the appli cation of J. M. Duffy for a pool room in the Olympia building. The water committee reported on the petition of F. F. Keller for re bate on his water charge for the months of July and August. The committee recommended that no re bate be given. There was considerable discussion among the member of the council-as to the disposition of the refuse of the city. It was suggested that the com mittee be instructed to look up the matter of the cost of a crematory and also look up a. site for a dumping ground for refuse. The city scavenger's troubles were aired at the meeting last night. He has been burying the cattle and horses which had died in the city on the flat south of town. The owners of the property have stopped him from that and now he has to haul the dead into Canyon No. 2, west of the city. This is a long haul and he asks that the council back him up in his claim for $7 for each funeral. The old charge has been but $5 where he has had to go only a short distance south of the city, but he thinks with the long haul that be should be paid the $7. The council concurred. Petitions are being circulated in the district of which Washington ave nue. B. C. D and E streets are a part for the Improvement of that section of the city. This includes not only the north and south streets but the east and west cross streets as well. The street committee will take up the matter this week with the property owners who are promoting this im provement and it is likely that a peti tion will be prepared to be submitted at the coming council meeting to in clude the improvement of all this dis trict. The plan is for bonding the district, the bonds to run a period of five years. The street committee was also instructed to hurry up the plans for the sewer district, which is to cover this section of the town, and it Is the idea to have the sewer work done before a start is made on the street improvements. WRECK ON COLUM BIA RIVER Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 6.—The eastbound passenger train No. 4. of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle rail way, which left this city shortly after 6 last night, was wrecked by a land slide at 11 o'clock, between Fountain and Sandal, 125 miles east. Engineer C. A. Bigsby was killed. Fireman B. F. Bear was seriously injured; Ex press Messenger A. Kopler. severe scalp wounds, and Mail Clerk H. C. Pettitt severely bruised about the head. The engine, baggage car and tourist car left the rails. The engine was overturned. No passengers were hurt. The road will be cleared this afternoon. Mrs. Will Little went to eLaven worth today to visit her mother. Mrs. O. S. Sampson.