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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 92. TALKS ABOUT mm in FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN D. ATKINSON STATES STATE AUDITOR MAY BE MAN DAM USED AND MADE TO PAY BRIDGE VOUCHER. John D. Atkinson, former attorney general of the state of Washington, is in Wenatchee today and while in the office of the Daily World was asked concerning the status of the Wenatchee bridge. Mr. Atkinson said: "The proper method for the people of Wenatchee is to present a voucher for the payment of the money as ap propriated in good faith by the last legislature. If the state auditor re fuses to pay same by warrant he may be made the defendant in an action by mandamus and before the supreme court of the state. Upon the show ing that the bridge is in good condi tion, safe and sound as it is no court can fairly decide otherwise than to decree that the voucher be paid. The report of the state roads commission, though it has been adverse, cannot under the law prohibit the payment of the money when it is known that the bridge was a good, substantial structure for the state to buy. It is altogether unlikely that the court in such event would desire to investigate the matter by a commis sion appointed by itself for that pur pose or require the complainants to bring in expert evidence to show that the bridge is a safe and sound struc ture in that way to offset the report of the state highway commission. If the commission should still stick to its former report the court might likely order the highway commission to make a further and more detailed report. In case the supreme court would not hear the matter originally it would, of course, then be ordered to be brought into the superior court and from there be carried to the supreme court for review. Money Will Revert Soon. "Under the state constitution all moneys from the legislature not paid out reverts two years from the first of April following the adjournment of the legislature. Under this law only a little over a year remains in which to close up this transaction with the state. It is important therefore to the people of Wenatchee that action be taken immediately. The unfavor able report of the state highway com mission is regarded in Wenatchee as a matter that was fixed up before ex amination of the bridge was made." Mr. Atkinson has just returned from a hunting trip at the headwaters of the Entiat. During the past year he has been engaged in organizing the Pioneer Fire Insurance company, .of Tacoma, and is now president of that company. It has a paid up capi tal of $200,000 and the stockholders are leading business men of Tacoma. He has also been engaged in a numr her of land deals on the west side of the mountains but has not lost his interest in Wenatchee and txpe.Hs n?«t year to do considerable lan'J business in the Okanogan country and will spend more or less time about Wenatchee. A. H. Snyder Buys Fruit Ranch. A. H. Snyder, of Seattle, last week purchased the 120-acre orchard tract known as the Ed. Allen ranch. Mr. Snyder left Saturday afternoon for Seattle and will return with his fam ily some time this week. The sale was made through the Big Four Real "Estate company and the price paid was $7,000. Barn Burns. A barn belonging to Arthur Gunn was burned to the ground this morn ing, entailing a loss of about $500. The contents were most all removea before being consumed. The fire de partment arrived from Wenatchee but owing to the fact that there is no city water that far out they were unable to be of much benefit. The cause of the fire is no known. Commissioners in Session. Boa'd of county commissioners are in session at the courthouse today. The session began this afternoon. FIRST TRAIN FROM WATERVILLF TRAIN NO. 385 ARRIVED AT 12:55 O'CLOCK—IT CONTAINED THIR TEEN FREIGHT AND TWO PASSENGER CARS. The first regular train on the Big Bend branch of the Great Northern arrived at 12:55 o'clock today. The train contained 13 freight cars and two passenger cars. One of the pas senger cars is a combination smoker and baggage car. The train crew is composed of the following: ,C. C. Fay, conductor; Jack Love, engineer; Messrs. McAllis ter and Burke, brakemen, and Webb, fireman. There were about 15 pas sengers, among whom were the fol lowing: C. A. Bolen, Providence, R. I.: Chief Engineer Whitcomb, of the Great Northern; Mrs. C. A. Morrison. Palisades; H. M. Roth. Columbia Sid ing: Mrs. J. Beaty, Spokane; C. Davis, St. Paul, and two others from Mans field whose names the World did not get. In years to come this item will be copied as a matter of history as it marks an epoch for the Big Bend country. The return trip of the train will be made this afternoon, leaving at 4:30. ZAHREN —WINCHELL Another Defection in the Ranks of Tammany—Well Known Yonng People Wed. Today the halls of Tammany are shrouded in darkness and deep gloom. Once again has the lair of the Ter rible Tiger boon invaded and once again has a member of the club fallen captive before the shafts from the quiver of Cupid. When the Tigers gathered for their noonday meal the customary box of cigars was opened and passed, and as the mtaches were struck the best wishes of the club members were ex tended to Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Zah ren. Though married on the Sound on September 14. yet the announcement was not made until today and the news came as quite a surprise to the friends of the couple. Mr. Zahren is the well known civil engineer of this city and for a long time held the position of city engin eer, and from his excellent record made many friends. Mr. Zahren is a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans, and during the late war with Spain served with much credit to himself as a member of the First Washington. The bride, formerly Miss Edna Winehell, is a Wenatchee girl and well known in local circles. She has been employed for several years in the office of the Chelan County Ab stract company and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver H. Winehell, of North D street. Don't Mention It! Don't say a word about it. because we saw it before you did and correct ed it. We mean the mistake in the heading on the first page of Satur day's World which read. "Wenat chee's Magnificent New Educational School." which last word should have been "Institution" instead. It was only a mistake of the head setter. Part of the issue was on the street before the correction was made. Those who are in the habit of send ing each copy of the paper east may have a corrected copy free by calling at the office. Electrical Firm Changes. The firm of Aikin & Cassidy, which has been operating an electrical sup ply house on North Wenatchee ave nue, has dissolved partnership, H. B. Cassidy acquiring the interest of his partner. John Aikin. The business will be removed to the Lillis building, in the portion recently occupied by Ellinwood & Wilmeroth. Died at Malaga. Mrs. Caroline Garrison, of Malaga, died last night after an extended ill ness. She was 69 years of age and formerly resided in Wenatchee. The faneral will he held this afternoon at Malaga and will be in charge of the Sprague & Ruppe undertaking com pany. Miller-Signer. A marriage license was issued this morning to Miss Josephine Miller, of Chelan, and Charles I. Signer, of Spokane. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1909 CANADIAN CASH IN THE CITY CLOSING OF SEATTLE FAIR SCAT TERED NORTHERN MONEY FAR AND WIDE OVER NORTH WEST. One of the local results of the closing of the Seattle fair has been the great inrush of Canadian dimes and 25-cent pieces in this section. Where before Canadian money never got much beyond Seattle, since the closing of the fair it has been cir culating inland and south at an amazing rate and today a banker es timated that about 50 per cent of the small change in the city was Cana dian coin. Every effort is being made to get this money back where it belongs, and large quantities of it are being shipped to Seattle for exchange every week; but so far this has made but little impression on the supply. The money passes readily on the streets, though it is not legal tender of the realm, and it is hard to collect it and get it ready for shipment. Trouble May Result, If the influx of the foreign coin in creases some trouble may be exper ienced by merchants: for the banks do not like to accept it in large quan tities. Such acceptance necessitates its being shipped out again and when a large sum of money is turned in to a bank in Canadian form, the institution is really taking a chance on getting rid of it. While its in trinsic value as silver is worth about the sum it represents in American money, it is nevertheless difficult to handle and bankers have noticed that while their customers do not mind turning it in. they have serious ob jections to taking it in payment for checks. • Much of the money is also being sent to Spokane, where it can be aB readily disposed of as at Seattle. The local field is gradually being cleared of it; but should any great prejudice develop against it. some difficulty of considerable proportion might result. Whether American money has gone to Canada in equal proportions to take its place is not known here. Matter of Technicality. I The only embarrassment that i might result from too great a supply of this Canadian coin would be of a technical nature, and that is really very unlikely to happen. Should the merchants and other people insist in turning in all their Canadian coin to the banks and retaining United States small change, so stocking the institu tions up with the foreign money fast er than they could dispose of it, and then should a call for a bank state ment be made, local bankers might have some exciting times balancing their accounts, for in the eyes of the treasury department, dimes and quar ters with the visage of Victoria and Edward upon them are not "real money." Of course such a state of affairs is ; very improbable, in fact, it is alm«t impossible; but it is one of the things that local bankers are thinking of I when they have nothing else to wor ry about. In all probability, they j say, the Canadian money will all be disposed of by the first of the year. CLUB HEARD FROM WILMEROTH COMMERCIAL CLUB REPRESEN TATIVE WIRES THAT WENAT CHEE EXHIBIT IN MINNEAP OLIS IS BEST THERE. C. W. Wilmeroth, in charge of the Commercial Club exhibit in the Don aldson & Co. store in Minneapolis, wired Secretary Hailing this morning that his exhibit is in place and it is far ahead of Yakima. Hood River or any other section. Mr. Wilmeroth will be in Minneapolis for two weeks in charge of the exhibit at that place and from there will go to Chicago. T. S. Blythe, the owner of the big irrigation canal in the Methow valley, was in Wenatchee this morning, hav ing come in from Seattle in the morning. He left in the afternoon for Spokane. ' The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church will entertained by Mesdames Surrey, Morris and Martin at the home of Mrs. Surrey on Ninth street west. Teams will be at the church at 2 o'clock. Member of the Associated Press SWACK HANNER IS BACK Noted Colored Lecturer (?) Floats Into Town. Mr. D. J. H. A. Z. Swack Hanner, Junior, who claims that he is an ex cannibal, arrived back in Wenatchee after an absence of several years. Old Swack is quite a character. He is known all over the state of Wash ington. He is a very broad-minded man—that is, he must be broad, ow ing to the fact that he is strong on rambling talk. He is also a philan thropist, at least we would judge so from the fact that he never charges anything for lectures —just takes up collection at the door of about 10 or 15 cents. The following is an ex tract of port of his string of talk ver batim: Pork townsend Jefferson County Q Washington. August 9. 08. jMr D. J. H. A. Z. Swack. Hanner Jun | ior an excannibal I Arrived in the city on the S. S. Chipewa. and went to the methodist Sunday School where he give and brief Talk on the Sunday school works of the wets Indies Is lands, and hayti The talk was inter esting and Instructing to all he aid the pupils in the Course of his re marks that he were an excannibal which cause some uneasiness Amongt the smaller pupils but when he en ; form them that he were convertd and Christunaixed all fear was dispelld ; and the little tots took an quite in | terestd His remark. He has travelled ; all over the world working and talk-. : ing to heathens Of others Countries | telling them of the good work done | along line of educational And what this chist can do for them as he has : done vor His tribes in his land. Mr |D. J. H. A. Z. SwackHanner Is an De ! scendeant from an race of Cannibals that infestd Hayti that cult that com» from africa. scores of years ago call Voodooism They come across the wa ter and settled there when the Span ish brought slavery Wtih them so then saw one boy here in the sundaty shools try to break up the Sunday school, by crying, he is traveling this countries talk ing the Churches Schools Halls, on the Educational women suffragist temperance White slavery and Unity of the Christans he told the peiples this city that id the Presbyterians Baptists, and Meth odists Would come to gether in thaf city they would do more for Lost souls in one month that they are do ing now. as juhn 17 ogapet says for. and 2nd. 3rd. 4th. Cahpter of the acts of the apostels. here he is talk ing the schools Where he Is given an chance by the schools boards teach ers and president of the Normals Universites Colleges, and city Supt. of the Common schools in all countys That he come into for the benefits of the pupils and teachers telling of the tilings That he has saw in his travels, he will visits all the schools distrits in the state and talk where ever he is given an Chance, by Schools boards principals teachers or Churches by trustees decons of Ministers, belong to Church of God God God which Which is at 1301 at South Tacoma Avenues at Tacoma Washington, an he Hold an Elder positions there if you want to know anything ahout him while he is Talking Write to Elder Bramtford Elder in Charge or Eldre Carter assistants, you Find out 1n time about swackHanner junior of Hayti He talk. China. Japan. India Manchuria. Korea. England, an the territory of that countries. German Empire. France, an it territory Italy Spanish territorys. new south Wales. Austrailia. South and ccental Amer ica. Burmah. Siam. Aribia. Belochis tan. Alfaganstans. and the Eights Is lands of Sanwich. and the Phillip pines Islands. East Islands. "Swack" called on the Daily World early this morning. He reported that he had made a lecture across the river last night and was going to give another one tonight. He expect ed to call on Supt. Brown to find out if one of his lectures might not in crease the knowledge of the members of the high school. He went from the World office to see Mayor Gellat ly. Swack also called on Rev. Beigh tol, asking if he might have the church in which to hold one of his lectures but apparently did not meet with success. Swack Hanner always takes his inevitable turn-down with the spirit of a martyr. A short time ago in the absence of the president of Whitworth college in Tacoma when Swack Hanner un ceremonio raly took charge of the meeting—£ave his lecture (?), took up a collection and left the room prior to the arrival of the head of the instit ..L->n. Judge Valuer on the Bench. Judge Yeager, of Kitsap county, is sitting on the bench of the superior court of Chelan county this week, having exchanged places with Judge Grimshaw. The jury term will begin next week. TO HARNESS FLOOD 1 FOR UNO RUSH OF WATER AT WILSON CREEK TO BE STORED—WID ENING AND DEEPENING CRAB CREEK CHANNEL. Wilson Creek, Nov. 1. —The most important movement in the history of this section of the Big Bend coun try, having for its object the elimina tion of spring floods, which have in past years damaged Wilson Creek and neighboring towns, and the con serving of the water which flows through Crab creek valley each spring, was started this week, The widening and deepening of the channel of Crab creek has been un dertaken by owners of swamp land formerly known as Crab lake, to draw off the water which comes down from the high plateaus in the spring. John Rumsey has been awarded the contract for $4000. It is understood the Great North ern is backing the scheme, as the work will relieve the company of a large annual expenditure for repairs to washed-out tracks and result in revenue* when the large areas now lying waste are utilized. The work embraces the construc tion of reservoirs at the head of the canyon. Walls of the canyon * will furnish the material. The flow of water down the valley during the spring floods is enormous, and ample, if stored, for all irrigation purposes. Between Odessa and Adrian there are now thousands of acres lying idle and practically valueless on account of the annua] inundation. LAUNCH STEAMER YAKIMA BOAT REMODELED FOR STATE WORK ON THE UPPER COLUM BIA—OPEN RIVER COMMISSION WILL MEET TODAY. With the launching of the "Yak ima" the big boat of the Columbia River Improver ent commission, yes terday afterno< :i, the work of the commission wa 'eally started. While a few details yet remain before the start up the river can be made, Capt. Fred McDermott. executive commis sioner and the man who will have di rect charge of the work, stated today that he expected to leave for the up per river work on Thursday. Beyond about fifty people of We natchee who gathered to see the big boat take the water no ceremony marked the inception of the work. All was in readiness about 4:30 p. m. and when the work was given to cut the ropes mooring the steamer it slid down the ways and rested in the water. There was absolutely no hitch, and the launching, was one of the most successful in the history of the local shipyards. It had been expected that a num ber of the commissioners would be present, as a meeting of the commis sion is scheduled for this afternoon, but all of the members had been un avoidably delayed. "I am more than pleased with the progress we have made in fitting out the boat and the success attending its launching," stated Captain Mc- Dermott today. "The machinery is now practically ready for the inspec tors, who should arrive today or to morrow. As soon as their inspection of the craft is completed we will be ready to start up the river. "Our crew is already assembled and our supplies for several months will be placed on board in a few days, so that as soon as the inspec tors have finished their work we ex pect to start for Foster creek, where the first work is to be done." A meeting of the commission is scheduled for this afternoon at the Commercial club rooms. Miss Vaughn Received Injuries. Miss Lillian Vaughn, the well known music teacher of this city, had her arm badly injured Saturday evening at the skating rink. In some way Miss Vaughn fell, breaking her arm in two places above the wrist. Dr. Culp was out of'the city at the time, but Dr. King set the arm and this morning Miss Vaughn is reported to be greatly Improved. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily "HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE" LACONIC MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR OF KENTUCY RESULTS IN HUR RYING STATE MILITIA TO JACKSON COUNTY. Jackson, Ky., Nov. 1. —Because of ominous signs of trouble in the Jack son and Breathitt county election day, tomorrow, members of the Lexington militia are encamped here and Gov. Wilson is hurrying to Frankfort from the waterways convention at New Or leans. It is said in Jackson that the message from Frankfort to the gover nor was laconic and startling: "Hell has broken loose in Breathitt." As some of the bloodiest affairs in the history of Kentucky has been fought here in Jackson on political oc casions the state authorities have wasted no time in putting the town military surveillance. (Vollard a Duck Hunter. Louis Crollard is back after a trip to the Moses Lake country. He came back with seven Mallards hanging to his belt. It was reported that Crollard is posing as a mighty nim rod. but there are those who do say that Louis did not have any gun with him. This was his first offense. EASTERN ELECTIONS New York, Nov. 1. —With red fire sputtering on every street corner, with speechmaking in every available hall from the Battery to the Bronx and in Brooklyn and the outlying boroughs, and with speedy automo biles carrying spellbinders hither and thither about the city, the most in tensely exciting campaign New York has seen in years comes to a close tonight. Within another twenty-four hours the citizens of the metropolis wi]l know whether Bannard, Gaynor or Hearst is to be their mayor the next four years, whether Tammany or anti-Tammany is to control the city's purse. Not until midnight tonight will the leaders in the three-cornered mayoralty contest leave off the cam paign. The managers of each of the three candidates has planned a whirl wind tour for tonight, with short speeches in as many parts of the city as can be covered, ft is estimated that nearly a thousand meetings will be held at various points in the five boroughs. An estimate made by a member of the board of election fixes the cost of tomorrow s election in this city at $700,000. to which is to be added over $100,000 spent in the primary election. The ballot is the largest ever used here. Nearly 3.000,000 of them have been printed, including several hundred thousand which are to be used to explain to voters how a legal vallot should be cast. The officials to be elected are mayor, controller, president of the board of aldermen, borough presi dents, district attorneys, sheriffs, county clerks, registers, three su preme court judges in New York county, one supreme court judge in Kings county, one' supreme court judge in Queens county, municipal and city court judges and coroners. Misel-Mills. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mills passed through here yesterday on the west bound train on their way to Cash- mere, where they will make their future home. Mr. Mills is well known in Wenatchee. having lived here for a couple of years and was graduated from the local high school. Mrs. Mills was formerly Miss Bessie Mise) of Calgary, Canada. She is a cousin of Miss Erma Misel of this city, now a teacher in the Lincoln school. The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Mills was solemnized last week. D. H. Estell and wife came down from Twisp Saturday and are spend ing a few days in the city. H. A. Johnson of Quincy is spend ing a few days in this city. Frank Matthews and family left this morning for Ottumwa, lowa, where they will make their future home. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Moberg of .331 King street left today for Seat tle to make their future home. Miss Phoebe Reeder and Miss Vida Ulrey were entertained yesterday at dinner by Miss Dora Inscho on North Chelan avenue. Arthur Dibble spent a few days last week hunting and reports a good catch. 5c PER COPY. IE MI 11 BEILIiI FI STARTED IN LODGING HOUSE EARLY THIS MORNING—BUILD INGS FRAME AND BURNED LIKE TINDER. Bellingham, Nov. 2. —Two lives lost, one* woman fatally injured, a dozen were seriously burned in the fire which destroyed the three-stoiy lodging house on Elk street, between Chestnut and Maple streets, short; 7 after six o'clock this morning. Dead: William Gorman, carpen ter; William Dawson, carpenter; Fa tally injured: Mrs. Emma Buffin, spine broken ; seriously, A. Vander hoof. burned about face; R. Jackson, bruised; Mrs. Ada Finch, burned. The burned building was of frame and burned like tinder. Within ten minutes the Denver house, the Seattle house and two stories adjoining over the B. B. grocery were masses of flames. The inmates were forced by the flames, in night attire, to the stairways and windows. Many were taken down by firemen on ladders. Mrs. Buffin lowered her two children from the third-story window to the street with a clothes line and then leaped herself. Her back was broken. One girl was rescued from the win dow after hanging by her finger tips for eight minutes Her clothing was burning when the firemen reached her. The origin of the fire is un known. Loss $25,000. MAYOR NELSON HAS RESIGNED E7CECUTTVE OP THE TOWN OP LEAVENWORTH REFUSES TO SANCTION THE CONTRACT FOR (TTY LIGHTING. L. J. Nelson has resigned his of fice as mayor of the city of Leaven worth, owing to the fact that the city council has entered into a con tract with the Tumwater 'Light & Power company hich he can not in dorse. The contract provides for the light ing of the city streets by this com pany at an expense of $117 per month for the term of three years. v The council entered into the contract un der the protest of the mayor, who believed that the sum is too heavy for the city to pay at the present time and owing to the fact that he has no veto power he deemed it best to resign under the circumstances. The question of a municipal water and lighting system is being discussed by the people of Leavenworth and circumstances point to the consum mation of such a scheme within a short time. To succeed Mr. Nelson, J. E. Guntherless has been appointed mayor and has signed the contract as passed by the council. David Keith Sells. David Keith has sold his five-acre tract on Miller street to eastern par ties. The price has not been report ed, but as Mr. Keith refused $16,500 last summer it is probable that he received a good price. Mr. Keith will finish the building of his new resi dence on Douglas street, which he will occupy early in the year. Mrs. W. M. Little is in Seattle at the bedside of her mother, who is seriously ill at the Providence hos pital. Little hope is entertained for her recovery. Mrs. Deniston Operated Upon. Mrs. C. M. Deniston is being oper ated upon this afternoon with a hope of possibly saving her life. Previous to the operation, which began at 12 o'clock, the doctors made a state ment that there is but one chance in a hundred for her recovery. Cancer of the stomach is her malady. The operation is being performed by Dr. McCoy, assisted by Drs. Kaupp and Haskell.