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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily VOL. V. KG. 87. STREET STRIKE FARIULLY n CREWS WENT TO WORK FOR DOWNEY ft BETHEL AND JACK O'CONNOR THIS MORNING —PO- LICE PROTECTION GIVEN. The strike situation is improving. Last night a committee representing the strikers waited on A. H. Downey of Downey & Bethel and presented the claims of the strikers. It was insisted that the contractors pay $2.50 for the ordinary labor for eight hours and $2.75 for the con crete tampers. The contractors did not make any distinction in the class of labor and made a final statement that $2.50 only would be paid. The majority of the strikers refused this offer but this morning a crew was secured for the south end concrete mixer. This was moved to a new location further south and about 1 o'clock it started up with a crew. The contractors represented to Mayor Gel latly that the men needed protection and as a precaution against molesta tion an officer was detailed to remain at the works during the day. Last night the electric wires con necting the rock crusher were cut and had to be repaired this morning before work could be started. C. L. Filigno, secretary of the Spo kane Industrial Workers of the World, has been in the city since Saturday and has organized the lo cal workmen. He is very rabid In his utterances and has kept labor matters fermented in this city. Ac companying Filigno from Spokane was the man who was arrested yester day and given a $50 line for his im passioned utterances. The authori ties here state that should these men continue causing trouble that they will be put on the train and sent out of the city. O'Connor & Parrish also had a crew ready for work this morning and it is thought that in the course of several days the labor conditions in this city will be at nomal again. The work on South Wenatchee ave nue as far as the concrete work is concerned is almost completed. Two weeks more will finish all the side walks. The rock crusher is behind in its work and both night and day will be employed in grinding out the crushed rock for the streets. Mayor Gellatly was also waited on last night by a committee from the strikers but as long as there are no disturbances and it is simply a dif ference In price between the con tractors and the working men. has refused to interfere in the difficulties. R. H. Bethel has gone to the Sound. The most of the men have grievances against him and it is like ly that Mr. Downey will personally have charge of the balance of the work. Frank Henry, Maurice Daloisio and Ed Ryder, a committee representing the strikers and having the strike in charge, stated to the Daily World this morning that the demand of the strikers was that concrete and ham mersmen be paid $2.75 for eight hours' work and that muckers and graders be paid $2.50 for the eight hours. They also say that when the contractors state in print that they have offered these wages that they are not stating the facts as the work men are ready and have been ready at any time to go to work under the above conditions. Under the old ten hours system the concrete and ham mersmen were given $2.75 and the muckers and graders $2.50, and it Is the demand of the strikers that they be paid the same wages for eight hours as they have been for ten hours. The members of the committee state regarding the outside agitators who have been in the city for the past several days that these men have nothing to say regarding the conduct of the strike and that all matters pertaining to the strike are settled directly between the men themselves. Mrs. J. M. Ward left today for Portland. Mrs. Ward will spend the winter months in Portland, with friends and relatives. Miss Delia Thompson, who has been visiting here for the past month left today for her home in southern California. MADE BLONDE HAIR BLACK BARBER WATSON HELPS OUT BOY WHO BOUGHT SCALPER'S TICKET FOR HIS OLD HOME IN MISSOURI. Barber Watson, of the Voder shop, is an accommodating person, that is if he gets up in good humor in the morning. Monday morning a young fellow went into the shop and told Mr. Watson of the troubles that he would have to make himself fit a des cription punched in a through ticket from Wenatchee to Missouri. The boy came here last spring and has worked around all this season. He has very light hair and recently he received word that nis mother, living in Lincoln, Mo., was very sick and j the son desired to go back and spend the winter with her. The trip would be a very expensive one for the boy but he had an opportunity recently to purchase a return ticket to Mis souri from someone who had recently come to this valley and had intended on going back but found conditions so much better in this valley that he desired to make a home here. The ticket was bought for a dark-haired man and the boy's trouble was in making himself fit for the conditions of the ticket. Mr. Watson agreed to help him out and in half an hour's time under the deft manipulations of the tonsorial artist the boy was trans formed from a light blonde to a dark haired handsome youth. He went on his way last night rejoicing and does not anticipate any trouble from the railroad company. He was so well satisfied with his appearance after being in the hands of Mr. Watson that he left an additional half dollar in the man's hands as an evidence of his gratitude. Bought on Pennsylvania Avenue, George S. Merriam has purchased a lot on Pennsylvania avenue, just opposite his home. The lot was pur chased from John McKee and the sale was made by Martin & Bousauet. PLANT ORCHARD AT MOSES LAKE J. H. MILLER WILL LEAVE TO MORROW TO ARRANGE FOR PLANTING 20 ACRES IN WINE SAPS AND DELICIOUS. J. H. Miller, of this city, will leave tomorrow for Moses lake, where he goes to make arrangements for the planting of 20 acres of his 80 acres recently purchased at that place. Mr. Miller is going to put this tract in Delicious and Winesap apples and his plowing is almost completed on this place. Irrigation is an easy matter in that section as all that is neces sary is to bore through a 20 to 30 foot strata and there is plenty of water. Playing Each Other for Suckers. The city administrative force is di vided, W. T. Knapp on one side, and Clerk Sumner and Chief Inscho on the other. Mr. Knapp alleges that the fakir playing in one of the local playhouses has not the ability to per form certain feats of the psychic or der, while Mr. Sumner and Mr. In scho have put up a certain wager that the lady in this can do as she rep resents. The feat on which the wager is based is that Mr. Knapp shall write on a slip of paper the name of some person whose address is known to him and it is up to the fakir to sup ply the address. Mr. Knapp con tends that she cannot do this, while the others are equally certain that she can. Each side is playing the other for greenies and are planning on what they will do when the wager collected. Eastern Star Banquet. There will be great doings in the Masonic hall this evening, the occa sion being the banquet given by the members of the Eastern Star. This is in honor of Mrs. Dora Jones, who is an officer of the grand lodge. A program will be given followed by the good things to eat. Mrs. Bethel returned to her home in Leavenworth on No. 1. Mrs. J. B. Palmer is sick today at the home on Orondo avenue. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1909. 11 WATER 353 ACRES TACOMA CORPORATION OWNS TRACT ADJACENT VALHALLA— BEING PLATTED BY PROWELL ENGINEERING COMPANY. The improvement of the Columbia valley from Brewster to Kennewick continues to grow apace. In the sec tion adjacent to Wenatchee it is very marked. The Prowell Engineering company this week completes the making of plats for the Columbia Valley Fruit company. This is a Ta coma corporation and is platting 353 acres adjoining Valhalla on the south. C. L. Baxter is president, and the other stockholders are A. R. Thomp son, R. C. Nutt and W. H. Pringle. This tract is a portion of the Coffin- Babcock holdings. The men pur chased the land this spring. The Prowell Engineering company is under contract to install a pumping plant to water the land. As soon as this is completed it is the purpose of the company to put the 353 acres on the market and sell it off in small tracts. The lift for the water is but 260 feet. Hallowe'en Social. A Hallowe'en social will be given 'by the Rebekahs on Wednesday even ing, October 27. to which all mem ! bers of the order are cordially invit- I cd. This announcement is made by the secretary, Mrs. Bertha A. Page. M. D. Covert, who has been visit | ing his brother. S. A. Covert of jSchade & Parshall. left yesterday for j his home in Manesville, Pa. 25,000 CLUB GETS REV. W. J. HINDLEY OF SPOKANE WILL DISCUSS THE SUBJECT, "THE MAKING OF A MODERN CITY"—BANQUET FOLLOWB. The 25,000 club of Wenatchee will open its first public demonstration Friday night when Rev. W. J. Hind ley of Spokane will address the peo ple of Wenatchee on the subject, "The Making of a Modern City." The meet ing will be held in the Wenatchee theatre and admission will be by tick et. These tickets may be secured free of charge from J. F. Webber of the Webber-Brese Hardware Co. Banquet Will Follow. Following the address the men will hold a banquet at the Great Northern hotel at which time matters of gen eral interest will be discussed relative to the growth and development of Wenatchee and surrounding country. The price for this part of the pro gram will be $1.00 per plate. The number of tickets is limited owing to the size of the banquet hall. A gen eral invitation has been extended to those desiring to attend this banquet. Those who wish to attend must se cure tickets from J. F. Webber. PLANNING TRIPS TO no MANY WENATCHEE PEOPLE EX PECT TO SEE THE COUNTRY IN THE SOUTH WHERE THERE ARE GREAT PROMISES. • A good number of people from Wenatchee will make the trip this year to Mexico if present plans are carried out. In previous years many have gone as far south as Los An geles where they have spent the win ter. This year a number are planning to make the trip to the new land now being thrown open for settle ment on the isthmus of Tehuantepec. Among the first to go will be W. E. Stevens and family, who have spent the past two winters in south ern California. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Hood of Leaven worth are in the city visiting friends. F. A. Wood of Seattle is here on business today. Member of the Associated Press BUSY M.E. BROTHERHOOD BANQUET ABOUT ONE HUNDRED GUESTS WERE SERVED LAST NIGHT IN SOCIAL ROOM OF CHURCH INTERESTING SPEECHES MADE Members of the Methodist Brotber erhood and guests, numbering alto gether about 100, were served at a banquet in the social rooms of the Methodist church last night, and the affair was altogether one of the pleasantest and most enthusiastic of the several pleasant gatherings that organization has had since its incep tion about a year ago. The menu was provided and served by the Ladies' Aid society of the church, and no small credit is due that society for the success of the evening. Among the guests of the occasion were W. T. Clark, Dr. O. W. Mintzer, district superintendent of the Upper Columbia district of the Methodist church, and A. A. Piper, president of the Presbyterian Brotherhood. The post-prandial exercises were pre sided over by Fred Kemp, president of the brotherhood. The program was as follows: Talk by I. W. Reeves, "The Metho dist Church in Wenatchee—a Bit of Lri » j History. j Hymn. "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Talk by W. H. Dickson. "The Bro ! therhood and Politics." Talk by W. T. Clark, "The Oppor tunities of the Wenatchee Valley." Talk by Dr. Mintzer, "Reminisences of My Work in North Central Wash ington." Soprano solo. Miss Cady. Talk by Fred Cooper. "The Res j ponsibilities of Membership in the I Brotherhood." Talk by Harvey Snyder, superinten i dent of the Sunday school of the ; Methodist church, "The Importance of Bible Study." Remarks i>y A. A. Piper, president lof the Presbyterian Brotherhood, j Hymn, "I Love to Tell the Story." Remarks by the pastor, Rev. H. L. ' Beightol. I Benediction. Rev. F. B. Utter. Mrs. Fred Kemp was the accompan- I ist of the evening. The after-dinner ! speakers were all in a happy mood, and the several subjects were inetrest ingly handled. Particularly interest | ing was the speech of Mr. Clark, who i discussed both the material and moral i advantages of life in the Wenatchee I valley. He pointed out that the moral j tone of a community depended in a great measure upon its material pros perity. He first discussed in a remin j iscent way his experiences in other ! sections of the country, referred to | his earlier life in Kansas, his eight j years' residence in North Yakima, his investigation and observation of the horticultural sections of Idaho, Cali '. fornia, Oregon and the west general- I ly, and then reiterated his well '< know conviction that the Wenatchee j country offers opportunities of soil and climate for fruit growing, par ticularly apple culture, that are un ' excelled. He pointed OHt that the , substantial church buildings them i selves were monuments to the char ] acter of the country, and that with t out a soil and climate and the ma | terial opportunities, church building 1 would be impossible. He called at : tention to the fact that morality and financial prosperity should go hand in hand; he urged the necessity of i making the most of the opportunities lof this wonderfu country, and went i ion record as saying that notwith , standing the splendid yields of fruit I and the apparently satisfactory re -1 suits from fruit growing now en- I joyed, probably not one. if any, or | chard in the entire valley was trained and cultivated in the right way; that j the ranchers were not getting, there j fore, the best possible results from their orchards, and that the people 'of Wenatchee should do well the things which make for its material j and therefore its moral prosperity. Shot Waverly Indian. Spokane, Oct. x 26. —While sitting in front of his tepee at Waverly, Wash., Moses, an Indian, was shot through the heart last night. It is alleged that four white men commit ted the crime. Oscar Kerr, Fred Mit chell, Floyd Zimmerman and a sec tion hand named Joe, w r ere arrested in connection with the crime. The alleged murderers tried to bribe Moses with whisky to gain his con sent to force their attentions on one of his daughters. Fair Day Tomorrow. Washington—Fair tonight and Wednesday. NO ADJUDICATOR FOR NEWLY-WEDS JUDGE W. A. GRIMSHAW OF CHE LAN COUNTY RULES EARLY PETTY DIFFICULTIES SHOULD BE ARGUED AT HOME. ' The courts of this state cannot be made a clearing house for differences of newly wedded couples when the petty quarrels brought to bar prop erly belong in the homes," ruled Judge W. A. Grimshaw of Chelan county Saturday in Seattle in the superior court when he denied the petition of J. F. Elswick for a di vorce from Helen Browshausen Els-i wick. The Elswicks were married in Se i attle September 14 last and Elswick testified that he left his wife three I days later. "Why did you leave her?'' asked the i judge. The plaintiff hesitatingly intimated a statutory offense. "I did not know her real character | when I married her," he said. Judge Grimshaw inquired into the time of the marriage and the time of the separation and then declared himself. "This is no clearing house for youthful follies," he stated, "and the I fact that the parties litigant were j married last month and lived togeth !er three days and come to a divorce ' court one month later, without pass ; ing an ordinary period of either mar j ried life or separation, is repugnant to the court and the divorce will be I denied." Judge Grimshaw is holding a term !of court in King county to relieve \ the overworked judges there. L I. RAILROAD MEN HERE M. J. COSTEIiLO AND F. W. GRA HAM OF THE TRAFFIC DE PARTMENT —OPEN MANSFIELD BRANCH SUNDAY. M. J. Costello. assistant traffic man ager of the Great Northern, and F. W. Graham, traveling freight agent of the same company, are spending the day in the city looking after busi ness for the big railroad company. Traffic on the Wenatchee-Mansfleld branch will commence next Sunday and several engines and cars are be ing sent to this city for that purpose. There will be one regular passenger train over the road each day. The time card has not been given out as yet. There never has been a new time Inaugurated on the Great Nor thern that is creating as much gen eral expectancy as the one which will go into effect next Sunday. The division superintendents of the en- tire line are now in St. Paul work ing out the new card and it is ex pected that it will be completed in time to make the changes next Sun day. Messrs. Costello and Graham met on No. 1 two eastern friends, F. W. Burchitt, assistant traffic manager of the M. & O. railroad company Chica go, and A. C. Fay, of the Swift Pack ing company. These men are inter ested in Moses Coulee land and came out for the purpose of looking over their holdings and to also spend some time looking up business opportuni-j ties in this section. Partial to White Winter Pearmain. A. A. Bousquet states that he is partial to the White Winter Pear main as a commercial apple. This variety is being planted very extens ively in the company orchard in which Mr. Bousquet is interested in' Moses Coulee. On Mr. Bousquet's five-acre tract in Millerdale, a part of the old John Miller place, he picked 38 boxes of White Winter Pearmain apples from one tree. This had not been properly sprayed nor j the tree properly thinned this spring and as a result a considerable por tion of the apples were wormy and a great many of them- were undersize —the average mostly 5-tler. Yet, not withstanding this the marketable ap ples sold for $26 —a pretty fair rev enue from one tree. Albert Tonk, who spent a week at Cashmere visiting with his family, left this morning for Chicago. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily 10 WILL BE N. Y. MAYOR ALL THREE CANDIDATES CLAIM PLURALITY IN NEW YORK LAST WEEK OF GREAT POLITI CAL BATTLE. New York, Oct. 26. —New York's stirring municipal campaign has en tered today the definitely prophetic stage, and already the managers of the various canvasses for mayoralty honors have begun setting forth the proportions of their predicted vic tories in figures. Starting with the prediction of Re i publican County Chairman Herbert ! Parsons, that Otto L. Bannard, the i republican fusion candidate for may- Sor, will be elected by a plurality of iat least 42,000, the mathematical ; experts of the other candidates have I figures ready to show that substan tial pluralities will be forthcoming i for both William J. Gaynor, the | democratic candidate, and William |R. Hearst, candidate of the Civic al ! liance. All Are liii.-y. The candidate for mayor will lead lin activity in this last week of the i battle. Gaynor during the next six ' days is scheduled to make seventeen j speeches, while so far 14 speaking ! dates have been arranged for Mr. | i Hearst. Mr. Bannard. however, will j probably be the busiest of the trio. I His program calls for eight or ten i speeches each evening of the week, 'with a start in Brooklyn tonight. Discussion of the charges in a re ! cent magazine article that Tammany I hall has been protecting a wholesale j ! "'white slave" traffic with beadquar-i ; ters in this city, is expected to play j , a considerable part in the closing canvass. The woman's suffrage question has been worked into the campaign, al i though in a way likely to result more in making of propaganda for the suf j fragist cause than to the advantage jof any particular candidate. Mrs. Emiline Parkhurst. the militant Eng lish suffragette, speaks here tonight. HORSES HOLD OWN WITH AUTOS RETIRING PRESIDENT OF CAR RIAGE BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION DECLARES TRADE IN VEHI CLES GREATER THAN EVER. Washington. Oct. 26. —The horse, as a means of transportation, is more than holding its own under the com petition of the automobile, accord ing to Maurice Connolly, retiring president of the Carriage Builders' National association, which ended its convention here last week. Connolly says the trade in horse drawn vehicles this year was greater than ever before and the business already booked for the coming year will eclipse all previous records. The only manufacturers of car riages affected are those who cater to the millionaire class, which has, in a large measure, discarded the lan dau, the brougham and the victoria for the motor car. Accordingly, the manufacturers of these higher grades of carriages have taken up the manu facture of automobile bodies. The carriage builders who turn out the moderate priced vehicles for city and farm use. such as buggies and sur reys, are sajd to have more than they can do. Reads World First. The Wenatchee Dally World has increased its size from a 6-column quarto to a 7 column quarto, and sometimes appears with twelve pages. All this is made necessary by increase in advertising patronage. The business men of Wenatchee rec ognize what tho newspapers are doing for Wenatchee and act accordingly. The World is a very newsy daily and is the first daily read by the Re porter force. We hope it may con tinue to grow and continue to spread daily the opportunities of north cen tral Washington.—Pateros Reporter. Mrs. Ross returned to her home in Tacoma today. Mrs. Ross came to Wenatchee yesterday to attend the funeral of Dr. Studley's father, who died here last week. 5c PER COPY. pice no or MUMS KILLED THE GLADSTONE OF JAPAN AS SASSINATED BY KOREAN WHO FOLLOWED HIM TO HARBIN TO DO THE DEED. Harbin, Oct. 26. —Prince Hirobumi Ito, the former resident general of Korea and probably Japan's foremost statesman, was assassinated here this afternoon (Tuesday), by a Korean who followed him here for the ex press purpose of killing him. The motive of the assassination was re venge. The assassin has been arrested. Almost on arrival here and just as Ito left the railroad car the attack was made. The venerable statesman, accompanied by the Russian minister of finance Kokovsoff was starting to inspect the guard of honor when a pistol shot was heard. Several more shots were fired in quick succession, the bullets striking the prince in the back. Ito fell mortally wounded. Three of the prince's companions were wounded, bullets striking the Japanese consul general, Kawakan, general manager in Tannaka of the Southern Manchurian railroad and the prince's private secretary. Ka wakan was badly but not fatally in jured. After his arrest the assassin %id: "I came to Harbin for the sole pur pose of assassinating Prince Ito to avenge my country." He also said he had a personal grudge because of the execution of several persons closely connected with the assassin which were ordered by Ito. The assassination appears to be tin outcome of an organized plot. Ye? terday three Koreans were arrestei at the station armed with revolver! The task of guarding the prince wa rendered difficult by reason of the re quest of Consul Kawakan that rail way officials permit all Japanese to enter the station to greet the prince. The police say it is impossible to dis tinguish Koreans from Japanese. Ito's body has already been started | homeward. The casket, before being i placed on the train, was covered with j flowers sent by Kokovsoff and Rus sian and Japanese officials. The Rus sian ambassador to Peking is accom panying the body to Kwanching Tsu. Tokio. Japan. Oct. 26.—G100m pre vails in this city following receipt ot j the news of Ito's assassination. t>e | tails are lacking tonight and are j eagerly awaited. j Washington. D. C. Oct. 26.—Offi- I cial Washington was shocked at the news of the assassination. The Jap anese embassy plunged into morning j while officials of the state department j expressed sreat sorrow for the tak i ing off of so distinguished a person age. Ito was looked upon as one of the world's greatest statesmen. London. Oct. 26.—The assassina tion of Ito. who was regarded here as elsewhere as maker of modern Japan, though deplored, is not regarded in official and diplomatic circles as sur prising in view of embittered resent ment of Koreans over Japanese occu pation of their home land. 11. C. IVEIS PROGRESSING HAVE FINAL LOCATION ON LINK CP-RIVER TO HORSESHOE BA SIN—WILL MOVE CAMP IN A FEW DAYS. The engineers Tor the North Coast railroad have completed final location on the east side of the river up the Horseshoe Basin. This part of the line was completed last night. The camr has been located for the past two weeks near the Wenatchee Vine yards, about eight miles up the river, and camp will be moved further up wl hin the course of a couple of days. The engineers are encountering no serious engineering problems and the work is progressing very rapidly. As with the line further down the river, the surveys are very complete and i the t'ne being run as a final location.