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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily VOL. V. NO. 71. YAKIMA GROWERS PEEVISH STILL HARPING ABOUT THE DE FEAT OP LAST YEAR AT NA TIONAL APPLE SHOW AND MAKING UNJUST CHARGES. Some two weeks ago T. H. Atkin son, of Entiat, received word from Stark Bros., at Louisiana, Mo., that a Parker Bottom fruit grower had 300 or 400 boxes of Delicious apples this year. The trees from which these apples grew were sold by Stark Bros, and this company, the same as last year, are buying up for adver tising purposes all the first class De licious apple grown in the northwest. Mr. Atkinson was instructed to go to Parker Bottom and if possible buy these apples. The Yakima Republic has been loudly advertising the fact that Wenatchee people have bought these apples for exhibition at the National Apple Show in Spokane. This is not the fact in the matter, however, and the Parker Bottom De licious if purchased at all will go to Stark Bros, at Louisiana, Mo. The following story from the Yakima Re public shows what stress is laid upon the fact that Mr. Atkinson made a visit to Parker Bottom: "In order to aid in securing for Yakima valley fruit men that thing known as a square deal at the Spo kane apple show, the governing board of the commercial club indorsed last night a letter written by H. If. Gil bert ot the Richey & Gilbert Fruit company to the officials of the apple show. The board also took action relative to the securing of better freight rates from North Yakima to the Sound, and transacted other busi ness of less importance. Wenatchee Buyer at Parker. "That a Wenatchee buyer has been in the Yakima valley to buy Delicious apples to show at the Spokane apple show Is the opinion of Mr. Gilbert, as stated in the letter presented last night, and indorsed by the governing board of the commercial club. It asks the officials of the apple show to permit the entries for carload com petition to be made by combinations of growers as well as by single grow ers. In looking up growers to show exhibits from the Parker country, Mr. Gilbert came across what he called a 'snag' in the attempt of the buyer from the other section to get 300 boxes of Yakima apples, as there are not enough Delicious apples either in the Yakima or Wenatchee ▼alleys for a carload entry. Orchards Not Large Enough. "Orchards are not large enough in the Yakima valley so that a single grower can get a carload of perfect apples from his own orchard. This Is one of the complaints which We natchee people have been making also, and the letter forwarded to the apple show officials suggests that the growers of the Wenatchee. Yakima and Hood River districts would all be glad of the adoption of this change In the rules, and suggests that repre sentatives of these three districts be asked to confer with regard to the change. With the rules permitting exhibits by combinations of growers, the temptation to dishonesty will be removed. Old Charge is Stated. "The letter which the board in dorsed last night definitely formu lates the charge, which is generally believed by Yakima fruit men to be true, that the car of Wenatchee ap ples which won first last year was not taken entirely from the orchards of Mike Horan, as was -claimed, and the letter states that Mr. Gilbert has at hand proofs of these statements which will stand in court as evidence. The meaning of the letter appears to be, that if growers are going to com bine in making carload exhibits, the rules should be changed so that they can do it legally." CARLOAD OF APPLES FOR SHOW W. P. Sawyer of Parker Has Fancy Lot of Grimes Goldens to Be Shown in Spokane. W. P. Sawyer has a carload of fancy apples picked and packed for exhibition in the carload contest a* Spokane apple show. They come from Mr. Sawyer's Parker orchard and are the finest carload lot reported to have been gotten together to go to the show. The apples are Grimes Golde.i?. They came from a three-acre oi chard, averaging 30 boxes to the tree. On the largest tree there were 47 boxes. In addition to these apples to go to Spokane, Mr. Sawyer will ship a carload of apples of assorted varieties to Philadelphia.—Yakima Republic. Fowler's Paper Moved. The current issue of the Ranch, formerly known as Leonard Fowler's publication, has been moved to Kent and is under an entirely new man agement. Following the financial difficulties of Mr. Fowler, the Ranch was taken over by the Metropolitan Press, the company which did his 'printing. New men have purchased the paper and it has been moved from Seattle to Kent. APPLE SHOW RATES GIVEN RAILROADS ANNOUNCE FARE AND THIRD FOR NORTHWEST —VISITORS FROM AS FAR EAST AS CHICAGO BENEFITTED. With the tariff announced by the railroad companies it will be possible for people wishing to attend the Na tional Apple show, November 15 to 20, for one and one-third fares for the round trip, the usual rates which have prevailed for special occasions in Spokane and other northwestern points. This rate applies not only to points within the northwest btu as far east as Illinois, and a probably reduction from points still farther east. These special rates will be good for 30 days and will allow stopover privileges. In addition to the reduction the railroads will allow patrons to come to Spokane over one line and return via another. In an alphabetical list of 225 points to which these rates apply the following principal stations and rates from them are given: Chicago to Spokane and return, $57.50; Aberdeen, S. D., $52.50; Erie, Pa., $74.60; Kansas City.' Mo.. $52.50: Milwaukee, $57.50; St. Paul, via lower Missouri gateway, $55; same point direct or via upper Missouri gateway, $52.50; Denver. $52.50; St. Joseph, Mo., $52.50; St. Louis, $55: Boise, Idaho, $19.50; Walla Walla and Wenatchee, $7; North Yakima. $9.50. G. N. EXHIBITION TRAIN COMMERCIAL CLUB TO DISPLAY PRODUCE THROUGH THE EAST IX TRAIN FITTED OUT BY RAILWAY. L. G. Monroe, secretary of the Spo kane Chamber of Commerce, has sent copies of the appended letter to commercial organizations and grow ers in Washington, Idaho and Mon tana, urging them to take advantage of a plan, which is designed to ex ploit the resources of the various agricultural and horticultural dis tricts of the three states in a travel ing exhibit to be sent throughout the middle west the coming winter, when It will be seen by thousands of pros pective settlers and homeseekers. Ran Exhibit Car. "The immigration department of the Great Northern Railway com pany is arranging to fit out an ex hibit car exploiting the resources of Washington, Idaho and Montana, which will be taken over the Bur lington system in the middle west during the coming winter. , "This car is being fitted up by M. J. Wessels, superintendent of the Spokane county building at the Alas ka-Yukon-Pacific exposition, who, as you know, has no equal in this busi ness. "The principal decorative features and fruit and vegetables preserved in jars will be furnished from the Spokane county building, for the benefit of the entire surrounding country. "In addition to the permanent ex hibit we shall need green stuff. Here is an opportunity for you to get con siderable publicity for your section with but slight cost to you, and that is to furnish us with any large vege tables, pumpkins, squashes, or any thing that is exceptional that you think would be advisable to install in the car. "The same can be boxed and ad dressed to M. J. Costello, assistant traffic manager, Great Northern Rail way company, Seattle, Wash., so as to reach him about October 13. All shipments should be forwarded by the Great Northern express, C. O. D., or some could be forwarded to Spo kane in our care, having the boxes marked 'for Great Northern ex hibit.' "Immediate action will be neces sary if you desire to take advantage of this opportunity." Erecting New Packing House. Emil Frank is erecting a fine large packing house and cold storage plant near the railroad track north of town not far from the Wenatchee river bridge. The new building is so ar ranged that a whole carload of cattle may be handled at one time. The equipment will be in many ways sim ilar to that used in the large packing houses of the country. The building is planned to accommodate the con stantly increasing meat trade of We natchee and vicinity. The cost will approximate $5,000. C. S. Stocking, of Tacoma, is her© on business. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1909. NO LEGAL VOTERS IN CITY LAW PROVIDES THAT VOTERS SHALL DESIGNATE PARTY AF FILIATION TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN PRIMARIES. There is a possibility of an entire ly new registration in this city be fore the city primaries of November 9. The amended primary law es pecially provides, relative to the qualified voter participating in the primary that "When he desires to vote at said primary each elector shall have a right to receive the bal lot only of the party for which he registered, if living in a precinct in which registration is required." So far In the city there has not been a single voter out of the 800 registrations who has designated his party affiliation—not even the city attorney, judge of the superior court nor lawyer candidate for mayor. The situation was discussed among sev eral of the city officials this morning, several of whom are candidates this fall and the city attorney has been asked to pass on the legal phase of the question. The attorney general of the state gave an opinion to the book concern that printed the elec tion blank at Olympia in which it was held that this law is a law until It is repealed or knocked out by the courts and as the party affiliation provision is still In effect it is a law. From all parts of the state there are complaints being made against the proposition of registering the party affiliations. In many places it Is being ignored entirely and this in spite of the fact that the attorney general has held that the law is valid and should be enforced. In Wenatchee no one has paid any attention to it. The impression has gone forth that it is not necessary and every voter has merely regis tered as usual. The fact that a man has not put his party affiliation on record would not under the provi sions of the law bar him at the gen eral election bst it would prevent him from participating In the pri maries. The law was passed on the th«o*y that a republican has no right in the democratic, socialist, or any other primary any more than he would have a right to participate in their caucuses, and vice versa. Had this registration oversight not been discovered in time to give the voters an opportunity to register prior to the primary election and the courts had held that the oversignt was defective it would have meant that there were no legal voters in this city and the present administra tion would then have held over an other term. It is expected that city attorney will pass on this ques tion within the course of a few days and If he deems it necessary for re registration there will be plenty of time for the voters to get right on the books before the primaries, on the 9th of next month. IRISH APPEAL FOR FUNDS T. P. O'CONNOR WILL SOON SAIL FOR UNITED STATES TO SEEK AID IN THE FIGHT FOR HOME RULE IN IRELAND. London, Oct. 7.— T. P. O'Connor will sail soon for the United States at the request of John E. Redmond, the Irish leader, to explain the po litical situation to the supporters of the Irish cause in America and to appeal for funds to carry on the struggle for home rule. Nationalists regard the approaching general elec tion as one of the most critical per iods in their history and the full power of their organization will be utilized in helping the liberals de prive the house of lords of power to vote, which they claim is the sole remaining obstruction to home rule. Lloyd Wells was agreeably sur prised last evening by a party of 16 of his young friends who proceeded to have an enjoyable time. Those present were: Nellie Bradley, Myr tle Walton, Cameron M. McEldown ey, Ella Glyspie, Ruth Glyspie, Onie Glyspie, Inez Soule, Mary Reed, Ed ward Rezek, Elva Rezek, Tom Reid, Emma Wells, Millard Wells, George Soule, Harold McEldowney. The informal dance given by the Merry Makers last evening in the Antlers club rooms was enjoyed by 50 members of the younger set of Wenatchee society. Excellent music was furnished by the Crollard or chestra. It is the intention of the club to give these social events dur ing the entire winter. Member of the Associated Press A Surprise Party. Dance Wednesday Evening. COUNTY TAX LEVY FIXED COMMISSIONERS IN SESSION FOR PAST THREE DAYS FIXING THE LEVY FOR STATE, COUNTY, ROAD AND SCHOOL DISTRICIS. The county commissioners have been working all week on the tax levy and it was only at noon today that this matter was finally fixed Some delay was occasioned by one or two of the municipalities of the county being late sending in to the commis sioners the city levy. As finally fixed the levy is as follows: State general 3.12 State school 2.59 State military 21 State highway 1.04 Total 6.96 County current 6.31 County indebtedness X 0 County bond interest 20 General school 3.70 Road and bridge 3.00 Indigent 03 Total county 14.04 Total consolidated 21.00 The state levy for last year was 5 I mills, whereas this year it is 6.96. The county levy last year was hut 10 J mills, whereas the county levy this year is 14.04. legislation is j in part responsible for this. The lastj session of the legislature passed a law i making it mandatory upon each coun-j ty raising by taxation $10 for each j pupil enrolled in the schools of the county. In round numbers there are 3,700 school children enrolled and \ this necessitates the county raising $37,000, requiring for this purpose a levy of 3.7 mills. The road and bridge fund has also been raised .5 of a mill over the rate: for last year. It is now 3 mills in stead of 2.5. The road district levy' is as follows: No. 1 3.5 No. 2 3.5 No. 3 4.0 The levy as fixed by the various! municipalities of the county are as; follows: Wenatchee 10 mills! Chelan IB mills! Cashmere 11 mills i Lakeside 5 mills' Leavenworth 7 mills The tax rate for the city of We natchee will be 42, divided as fol- lows: State and county consolidated, 21, city 10, school 11. Cashmere will pay 40. Chelan 40. Leavenworth 34: Lakeside 40. The rate in Wenatchee last year was 29 as against 42 this year. The consolidated levy of 21 mills in round numbers will raise $217,623 on an assessed valuation of the coun ty of $10,363,000. Of this amount $71,945 will have to go to the state for state purposes, leaving $145,38 for running the county. SPEND THREE DAYS IN MOUNTAINS PRESIDENT ON WESTERN SLOPE OP SIERRA NEVADAS AWAY FROM THE CROWDS AND NE CESSITY OF SPEECH MAKING. El Portal, Cal., Oct. 7. —In the wilderness of the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas. away from the crowds and the necessity of speech making, the president is traveling by stage coach today toward the won derful Mariposa grove of big trees. The president has eight hours of stage riding before him and Wawona, where he will spend the night at the lonely tavern on the outskirts of the Yosemite valley, before starting Fri day morning to penetrate the Mari posa grove. This is a respite fro-n the great crowds which have marked his progress through the west. The period of rest in the bracing moun tainous atmosphere mid scenic en vironment which is declared one of the most beautiful in all the world, the enjoyment simple, the diet of mountain trout and chick in and ba con and eggs is expected to fit the president for the remainder of his trip. He will not make a speech un til Sunday afternoon, when he reaches Fresno, after three days of sightsee ing and restful traveling. An escort of troops of United States cavalry had been planned for the president but he respectfully requested that this arrangement be cancelled. Clear and Frosty Tonight. Washington—Fair tonight and Fri day. Light to heavy frost tonight. W. D. Finley, assistant manager of the National Apple Show, is in Wenatchee today. • Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily "DEADHEAD" MAIL CARS EQUIPMENT FOR FAST TRAINS GOES EAST—FROM SPOKANE TO LEAVENWORTH SIX CLERKS REQUIRED. Most of the equipment which makes up the Great Northern's new fast mail and express train, started last week between St. Paul and Se attle to hold the mail contracts, is re turning east as "deadhead" on train No. 2, known as the Oriental Limited. The train consists of three cars, made up of a mail car in which the clerks work, a storage mail car and one car made up of express matter. It is a comparatively easy matter to return this equipment on train No. 2 to St. Paul. With the many fast mail trains to the west no special effort ever has been made to hurry mail east and there never has been run a special mail train east from the Pa cific northwest. In most cases it is a difficult matter to work the eastbound mails in such shape that the service will employ all the clerks necessary to handle westbound matter. From Spokane to Leavenworth, the first passenger division west of Spo kane, six clerks are required to work the cars, while from Leavenworth to Seattle but three are required. in TO RE MAIN HERE ASSOCIATED HIMSELF WITH R. R. ELLINWOOD IN REAL ESTATE AND PROMOTION BUSI NESS. C. W. Wilmeroth, who came into this valley early last spring as a rep resentative of three big eastern ap ple houses, has decided to cast his fortunes with this place and has be come associated with R. R. Ellinwood in the real estate and promotion business. The offices of this firm will remain the same as that occupied by Mr. Ellinwood in the Lillis building. i Mr. Wilmeroth has made his home iin Illinois for a great many years and is consireded an authority on the marketing of apples. An address de livered by Mr. Wilmeroth last year before the Missouri State Horticultu ! ral society is being used as a text i book on fruit marketing in that state. !In a recent letter written to this city by H. W. Stark, president of the ; Stark Bros. Nursery company, it was i stated that Mr. Wilmeroth was the \ greatest apple man in the world to- day. Mr. Ellinwood, since starting in ; some three months ago. has built up quite a lucrative real estate busi ; ness and it is the intention of both himself and Mr. Wilmeroth to go east this winter with some large colonization propositions. Mr. Wilmeroth has a very wide ac quaintance in the east. Many of his friends have requested him to recom ■ mend orchard investments. It is \ the plan of the new firm to induce . buyers from the outside to invest in j the Wenatchee valley. To that end I Wilmeroth & Ellinwood are planning Ito equip themselves for the man?ge ! ment of orchards and the marketing 'of fruit, so that clients living at a j distance may receive the benefit of I Wenatchee orchard investments, the ! local firm being under bond and con j tract to properly care for the in- J vestors' property. Mr. Wilmeroth last week purchased | a ranch in the Moses Coulee. He is I neogtiating for an orchard near We natchee and expects to become ex j tensively interested in Wenatchee j property as rapidly as may be per i imtted by the sales of his eastern ! holdings. J. E. Keane Honored. Governor Hay has appointed the following local candidates to the dry farming congress to be held at Bill ings, Mont.. October 26-28: C. W. Hensell. Waterville; L. MacKean, Spokane: J. E. Keane, Wenatchee: Frank Hall, Dyer, and N. E. Davis, Beard. Cut in Chicago Salaries. Chicago. Oct. 7.—A cut of 10 per | cent in the salaries of all the officials I and employes in this city, from j Mayor Busses $18,000 down to the : lowliest laborer, has been agreed upon by the mayor and department heads for the next year. Drastic measures are'necessary from the fact that Chicago has not enough money to maintain the payroll at its nor mal level. The payroll last year was approximately $15,000,000. A cut before becoming effective must be sanctioned by the city council, in which a big fight against it is ex pected. 5e PEE COPT. STORIES OF VALLEY WEALTH GROWERS EVEN WITH FIVE YEAR OLD TREES HAVE NO DIFFICULTY IN MAKING INTER EST ON HIGH VALUATION. L. W. Allen, who purchased seven acres of Arthur Gunn last spring, is harvesting his apple crop and with only one-third of the orchard in bearing he finds that it will >ield $2,000 net after paying expenses of picking, packing and marketing. Tie has 45 Winesaps. 8 years old. that will average 8 boxes; 45 Arkansas Black that will average the same. Mr. Allen paid for the seven acres $14, --000 and with only a small percentage of the orchard in bearing it will still pay 10 per cent on $20,000. (lay Buys McMnllen Orchard. W. F. Clay is now owner of the 10 acres on Burch flat formerly owned by Wm. McMullen. Mr. Mc- Mullen sold this place recently to Mr. Ollom. and it was in turn sold by him a few days ago to W. F. Clay. There are on the place 40 Rome Beauties 3 years old which will this year produce an average of 2 boxes each. There are 35 trees of Wine saps which will this year average 9 boxes. The place will this year net $2,000 and according to the usual output this orchard ought to pay for itself in two more years. The price paid by Mr. Clay was $17,500. Mr. Clay came to Wenatchee from Wise, Va., four years ago. He. says he had just $900 when he landed here. He now owns a beautiful home on Euclid avenue which cost $3,000 and he owns property to the value of $20,000. Black Twigs Yield 20 Boxes. Mike Horan. "The Apple King." will, from his 15 acres, net $6,000. This is not so had considering the fact that there is only about a half crop. He has one Black Twig 8 ▼ears old which will produce 20 boxes: 25 Arkansas Blacks which will average 10 boxes; 100 Winesaps which will average 4 boxes each. Last year Mr. Horan sold from his orchard, whicn is still a young one. 8,400 boxes, or 14 cars. For the poorest he received 60 cents per box, while some of the best which he had stored in Chicago during the winter brought $3.50 per box. Will Ship by Carloads. The tide is coming in for the Olds ] company—ln other words, the large acreage of orchard which this com pany has been putting out from year to year has begun to come into bear | ing and it is only a question of a I very few years until the carloads which come from this orchard will ;be counted by the score. The first j trees that were set out are now five 'years old. There are 150 Rome Bean -1 ties that will average 3 boxes per tree: 150 Jonathans which produce 250 boxes of fruit and 2Q Winter Ba nanas which will average 4 boxes per tree. From the nine acres of the first setting there are only about one third of the trees in bearing and these will net the owners $1,500. The Olds company has 1.000 of the King David variety which are now three years old and which are prized by the owner. These had a few apples on this year and in two years from now they will yield a nice crop. HEARING FREIGHT RATES Seattle. Oct. 7.—For the first time on the Pacific coast a full member ship of the interstate commerce com mission today began a hearing in Se attle of the Seattle-Portland case. Ft is the contention of the shippers that they should have freight rates as low as points in Montana and Idaho on east bound shipments as those given St. Paul, Chicago, Omaha and Kansas City on west bound shipments. Suits filed in San Francisco by shippers are involving the same principle. Port land shippers endeavored to have their case heard in Portland but the press of business obliged the com mission to rule that the hearing would be heard here. Representatives of Astoria shipping Interests have asked that the Astoria complaint be heard here, but It was Informed If it wished to file a com plaint that the present rates were un reasonable the commission would then consider the petition, and if As toria's grievance seemed to Justify a hearing it would summon the rail roads to answer. Astoria wants the same terminal rates granted Portland and other coast cities. Wheat Market. Chicago, Oct. 7. —Wheat—Decem- ber, $1.01 3-8; May. $1.03 1-4; July, 99 5-Bc.