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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 103. HAMILTON'S TRIAL APPROACHES PRISONER, THOUGH COURTEOUS TO ALL, LOSING AIR OP CHEERFULNESS WHICH MARK ED HIS DEMEANOR AT FIRST. Orympia, Nov. 13. —The trial of Ortis Hamilton, former adjutant general, for appropriating state funds to his own use has been set for No vember 23, and Judge Mitchell of the Thurston county superior court an nounced there would be no further delay in this celebrated prosecution. Assistant Attorney General Magill has the prosecution all prepared and 16 impatient to proceed with the case. The trial was set for hearing at the supreme term of the court, but Hamilton's attorneys applied for fur ther delay, alleging there had not been time in. which to prepare the defense. Judge Mitchell extended the time until the special session of the court in November and set Ham ilton's hearing to the very last on the docket to give him every oppor tunity to be ready with his defense. The prisoner was allowed to spend several entire days in the attorney general's department going over his vouchers and military accounts, as sisted by an expert accountant. He stated at that time that he expected to be able to show at his trial that every dollar of the state's money which passed through his hands had been expended for the benefit of tbe military department. As the time for the trial approach es, Hamilton is losing in a degree his air of cheerfulness and confidence which marked his demeanor during the early days of his imprisonment. He is still courteous and gentleman ly in his intercourse with the prison officials and his attorneys, who com pose his entire calling list. For several weeks after his arrest Hamilton was allowed liberty not generally accorded to an accused man under arrest. He went to a boarding house unattended for his meals and spent his days assisting the landlady about the house, re turning unattended to his cell at nighi. Yielding to adverse criticism on thi6 count, the sheriff curtailed these liberties and since tbat time the former adjutant general has been confined in the jail the same as any other prisoner. THIRTEEN SHARES $5,200 MRS. CARRm LONG OF CHICAGO BECOMES INTERESTED IN WE NATCHEE ORCHARD LAND CO. IN MOSES COULEE. A. A. Bousquet on yesterday sold 13 of his 100 shares of stock in the Wenatchee Orchard Land company to Mrs. Carrie Long, of Chicago, a sister of U. G. Pogue of this city. Both Mr. Pogue of this city and his brother in Illinois are interested in this company. Mr. Bousquet owned 100 shares and the sale reduced his holdings to 87 shares. The selling price was $400 per share. The company is incorporated with 300 shares. Besides the holdings of Messrs. Pogue and Bousquet, Ed. S. Russell is one of tbe heavy stock holders. When the orchard owned by this company in the Moses Coulee comes into bearing the revenues will be very heavy and this is considered one of the most valuable orchards in this section. Another Orchard on Columbia. Lester Jone6 came up from the Entiat, where he has been working, the first of the week to gather up men and an outfit to earn* on some contract work which he and S. D. Brandt have In hand. They have Fruit company, to clear and break up 50 acres of land and put it in shape for planting fruit trees. This company purchased the Fisher home stead at Fisher's Landing on the Col umbia, and will put it under Irriga tion and divide it into acreage or chard tracts. There is some water on the place now and a large tract has been under cultivation for some years, but a pumping plant will be installed on tbe river to provide a supply large enough for the whole place.—Chelan Leader. WILL PLANT 125 ACRES 8. W. USHER, REPRESENTING OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA OWNERS TO PUT IN BIG TRACT NEAR ROCK ISLAND. S. W. Usher, one of the Ohio col ony which arrived here last spring and are making homes in East We natchee near Rock Island, states that be is putting in 126 acres of orchard for Ohio and Pennsylvania owners. This is to be planted to Winesap, Delicious and Spitzenberg apples. Mr. Usher states that those who are making homes at Rock Island now are very well satisfied. This spring there was not a foot of land plowed nor a tree set but already some 400 acres have been broken and been planted to trees. As an evidence of the fact that the people there are well satisfied, Mr. Usher states that some two weeks ago one of the owners there who had eight acres planted was offered $625 per acre for his ten-acre tract but re fsued to sell. LOANING MONEY AT 5 PER CENT STRANGER SAYS HE IS GOING TO FURNISH CAPITAL FOR BUILD ING HOUSES IN DOUGLAS AND WATERVILLE. With a plan which appears to be identical to that which landed in jail for three months, the fellow -gener ally known on the streets in Wenat chee as the "Five Per Cent Fakir," a man is passing out circulars is Douglas and W T aterville, anxious to loan money on property at a per cent interest. He purports to be working for tbe Standard Home company, of Birmingham, Ala., with an alleged authorized capital of $500,000. M. E. Worsham of Boise. Idaho, is named as state agent, and G. E. Mit chell as special agent. The scheme as told to a World representative is a smooth one and requires a payment in advance. The contract does not provide that the money which the borrower is suppos de to get is to be provided within a month or two. as is set forth by the agent. The "Five Per Cent Fakir." who laid out 90 days in the county jail in this city pleaded guilty to the charge of procuring money under false pretenses. People of Douglas and Waterville who have paid their money over to a stranger are liable to find themselves the victims of a smooth game. The Daily World does not desire to in jure the business of any men or that of any company, but to say tbe least the scheme of 5 per cent at a basis of 80 per cent on the valuation of a piece of property, which this man purports to loan, looks mighty sus picious. PLANS FOR FREIGHT DEPOT WORK WILL BE COMMENCED RE MOVING PRESENT DEPOT TO FOOT OF PALOUSE AS SOON AS NEW DEI"OT IS COMPLETED. Agent Piper states that the plans for the new freight depot have ar rived here. The passenger depot, it is expected, will be completed about Christmas, and as soon as this is occupied the present depot will be moved to the foot of Palouse street, completely remodeled, and will be used for the freight depot. Instead of the business being done on the south side as at the present time, the business will be from the east side.* Private rooms will be ar ranged for the agent, the cashier and everything will be more in keeping with the business of the city. Mrs. E. L. Longwortb, of Spokane, is visiting at the home of L. N. Baker. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1909. GOGGINS IS HOME FROM NORTH WENATCHEE MAN HAS SPENT SUMMER IN NORTH COUNTRY IN THE EMPLOY OF THE JOHN SESNON COMPANY. William Goggins arrived here last night from Seattle. He came down from Nome on the last boat out from the north country, the Victoria, ar riving in Seattle November 6. Mr. Goggins has spent the past summer in the employ of the John Sesnon company, having the general super intendency of the Seward peninsula railway of 90 miles and also of the Nome Lighterage company. This is the company of which T. A. Davies formerly of this city, is manager. W. B. Woodson, also formerly of this city, and connected with the Okano gan Navigation company, is also em ployed by tbe Sesnon company in charge of the clerical work. Mr. Goggins and Mr. Davies own the steamer St. Paul, which has been tied up here all summer, and Mr. Goggins came over for the purpose of looking into the matter of putting it on the river run again between Wenatchee and Bridgeport. Mr. Gog gins looks hale and hearty and re ports a very pleasant summer. Play Spokane Thanksgiving. Captain Lake and his squad are training hard and are getting ready for Spokane on Turkey day. The home team is still anxious to meet North Yakima and settle the apple title, but the management of North Yakima is slow in handling corres pondence. Several letters have been written but up to date the replies are lacking. The local boys feel that they are highly capable of competing with the sister apple city for honest laurels. Tbe honors of the local squad are tbe highest and best that have ever been obtained by any pre vious team ia the high school con sidering tbe conditions which tbe team has played under. Thanksgiving Ball. invitations will be issued the first of the week by the Eagle club for a Thanksgiving ball to-be held in the club rooms Thursday evening, No vember 25, Thanksgiving night. The committee on arrangements consists of R. B. Griffiths. F. J. Sloseon and J. C. Carpenter. , NEWS FORECAST FOR THE COMING WEEK Washington. Nov. 13. —President. Taft will leave Washington Thursday on the Mayflower, and will arrive in Norfolk the following morning to ; participate in the convention of the, Atlantic Deeper Waterways .associa tion. For the following day he has accepted an invitation to address the students of Hampton Institnte. It is expected that when Senator Aldrich addresses the New York Chamber of Commerce Thursday night he will review the work of the National Monetary commission and outline what he hopes to accomplish in congress this winter in the way of currency reform. The commission is to hold its first meeting in Washing ton Saturday. The trial of Patrick Calhoun on a charge of having offered a bribe to a supervisor is scheduled to being in San Francisco Monday. On Monday former Sheriff Joseph H. Shipp of Chattanooga and five co defendants will be arraigned at the bar of the supreme court of the Unit- i ed States to receive their sentence for contempt of court in permitting the lynching of the negro Johnson in Chattanooga three years ago, while | his case was pending in the United States court. The court has the op tion of either fining or imprisoning • the men or inflicting both penal* • ties, and no intimation has been giv- ; en as to what course may be pursued, i Old soldiers of both the gray and i the blue will unite Monday in cere- I monies attending the unveiling of the monument erected by the state of i Massachusetts to the memory of its i soldiers who lost their lives in the battle of Baton Rouge and now lie I buried in the national cemetery there. Among the prominent speakers will t be Governor Draper of Massachusetts < and Governor Sanders of Louisiana, i The second annual convention of 1 the Mississippi to Atlantic Inland 1 Waterways association will meet in j < Jacksonville, Fla., Monday for the j 1 Member of the Associated Press SHIPP READY FOR SENJNCE Wfcthittgion, Nov. 13.—Former Sheriff J, P. Shipp of Chattanooga, Term., and his fivo eo-lefendants are in Washington ready to appear Mon day before the supreme court of the United States to receive sentence for contempt of court in connection with tbe lynching of the negro Johnson. Shipp's five associates are Henry Padgett, William Mayes, Jerimiah Gibson, Nick Nolan and William Col lins. . ■ Sheriff Shipp is a man past middle age, gray and sunburned, with a white mußtache and imperial. He talks with the easy deliberation of the south, being neither defiant nor defensive as to the curious case that for the first time in history has brought a prisoner in person before the supreme court of the United States. Owing to the unprecedented char acter of the case, the sentence to be imposed by the highest tribunal is . awaited with keen interest, partic ularly in legal circles. The charge against Sheriff Shipp and his five deputies is that of conspiring to lynch the negro Johnson, who had been given a trial in the state court on a charge of rape, and after con viction had appealed to the Tennessee supreme court. This court, after re viewing the evidence, declared that there was no ground for a new trial, and the case was then reviewed by the federal judge of the district. The supreme court of the United States granted a stay of ten days in the execution, and the sheriff thus being placed in the uncomfortable position of disregarding either the orders of the state, whose officer he was, or of the supreme court, appeal ed to the governor to grant a con current stay ot execution. This ar rived tbe night before the execution was to have taken place, and on the ,jame evening a mob. broke into the jail, overpowered the night paller and took the negro out to hang him. Sheriff Shipp was not at the jail when tbe mob broke in, but hurried there as soon as he heard of tbe dis tnrbanoe. He says that he, in turn, was overpowered and the lynching completed expeditiously. The su preme court tried him and twenty of his deputies and the alleged lynch ers, but this number was gradually reduced to the sheriff and five others. W. H. Brandan, of Pateros. is in the city today. purpose of considering the project •of an inland waterway connecting the Mississippi and Apalachieola rivers and thence across the Florida penin sula to the Atlantic. A national apple show will be hel3 in Spokane during the week. The announced purpose of the affair is to popularize the apple as a national! food and fruit and to call poblic at tention to tne fact that the United i j States and Canada now produce an annual crop of thirty-five million bar rels of the best apples grown any where in the world. ; Notable speakers will be heard at j the National Farm congress, which is Ito hold a five-day session in Chicago for the purpose of interesting the I people of the United States generally in the advantages of farm life. The joint meeting in Cincinnati of the National Municipal league and the American Civic association prom ises to be a notable gathering, dis tinguished by the presence of men and women who have been leaders in the nation wide movement for the making of a beautiful America. With reports of achievements of vast im portance to hundreds of communities there will be discussions relative to future activities, led by experts in city planning, forestry, school gar dens, tree culture, playgrounds, the abatement of the billboard and smoke nuisances and the preservation of such great scenic beauty as Niagara falls and the Yosemite. The commissioners of agriculture of the south will hold their eleventh annual convention in Jackson, Miss., with representatives of all of the southern states in attendance. Developments of the budget con troversy in England, the situation in Greece, the visit of the young Portu guese king at Windsor and the cele bration of the episcopal jubilee of Pope Plus X. will be among the events figuring in the cable news of the week. APPLES READY FOR BIG SHOW EXHIBITS ALMOST PLACED TOR BIG EXPOSITION TO OPEN WHICH BEGINS iIN SPOKANE MONDAY. Spokane, Nov. 13. —Preparations for the opening of the second Na- j tional Apple Show, which opens Mon day, advanced rapidly yesterday and , last night and are now fast nearing completion. The carpenter work has been finished; the decorations prac tically completed, the heating and lighting systems have been tested, and by this morning more than 2,000 boxes of apples will, be on the racks. All of the carload exhibits were in the city last night, .with the excep tion of a car from Farmington, Wash., which is expected to arrive this morning. To Secretary and Manager Ren H. Rice everything looked satisfactory and he left tbe armory at 9 o'clock last night feeling that his early pre diction that every apple will be in place when President Taft presses the golden button formally opening the show Monday morning will be fulfilled. "It now all depends upon the ex hibitors." said Secretary Rice. "These apples are going to be on the ground today, and as our work is all fin ished it is merely a matter of get ting the fruit arranged." First Carload in Position. The first carload of 630 boxes to be put in position was one of two entered by Richey & Gilbert of North Yakima. They put the last box of their first car of Rome Beauties, and real beauties they were, in position at 8:30 o'clock and they at once staTted their truckers at work on tbe second of their entries. A car of Winesaps, entered by Joe Nessel of Wenatchee. wma all in tbe tent and was well in position by 9 o'clock. This entry is in charge ot W. W. Hailing and D. N. Gellatly. Tronson and Guthrie of* Eagle Point. Ore., are among the exhibit ors who will have a carload on the racks this morning. They are dis playing a car of Spiteznbergs. Im mediately after the completion of the show this car will be shipped to London. England, where it already is sold. Active Scene at Armory, j More than 100 exhibitors and I truckers worked in the glare of the scores of large gas lamps all night unloading the six cars which were placed on the apple show switch last night. More men worked in the audi torium of the armory placing the many hundred plate displays. It is estimated that 1,000 ot these plates of five apples each will be arranged by this morning. Even the office force, with the ex ception of Secretary Rice, worked till past midnight. One of the best represented valleys in the whole northwest will be the Wenatchee dis trict, which will have three carloads, two of Stayman Winesaps and one of Rome Beauties. These cars come fro mthe towns of Wenatchee. Entiat and Chelan. In addition to the town, Wenatchee has a district display en tered by the Wenatchee Commercial club and a general display. The Che lan Commercial club also will have a district display. A force of special police was put at work last night guarding the dis plays. ORGAN RECITAL LAST NIGHT LARGE AND APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCE GREETS PROFESSOR MATHER IN ORGAN RECITAL LAST NIGHT. Music lovers enjoyed a rare treat at the Presbyterian church last night at the organ recital given by Prof. Judson W. Mather of Spokane. Mr. Mather was assisted by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Mather, and by three of our local musicians, Prof. C. O. Brownell, Mrs. C. C. Griggs and Louis J. Crol lard. The new pipe organ, in control of Mr. Mather, measured up to the expectations of those who were in strumental In having it installed in the church. In compass and volume (Continued on Page 5.) Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily TRAIN STRUCK OLD INDIAN NO. 4 PASSENGER LAST NIGHT RAN INTO AGED INDIAN ABOVE CASHMERE FRACTURING HIS SKULL AND KILLING HORSE. The No. 4- passenger train which arrived in this city last night at 4:40 ran into an aged Indian, Doc Jim, just above Cashmere, killing the In dian's horse and also fracturing the Indian's skull and breaking two ribs. It is thought that he will not recover. ■ Doc Jim is one of the best known of tbe Wenatchee Indians. He is said to be fully 100 years old and is very deaf. He did not hear the train coming and it was on him before he was aware of its presence. The horse was killed outright and Doc Jim had his skull fractured and two ribs broken. Information from Cashmere this morning says that the doctors there consider that the old man cannot recover. After the acci dent the train was stopped and the engineer and conductor ran out to render aid to the wounded man. The Indian's dog, however, did not allow the trainmen to touch the Indian. The train was started up and after *hey reached Cashmere help was sent out from there. ENROLL FOR LOCAL MILITIA YOUNG MEN DESIRING TO BE EN LISTED IN COMPANY WHICH IS TO BE ORGANIZED HERE HAVE OPPORTUNITY. Colonel McKenzie, who came to this city for the purpose of looking over the situation relative to the for mation of a militia company, left on the Burlington yesterday afternoon, well satisfied with Wenatchee as the location for a company. To the com mittee he expressed himself as very much pleased and it is safe to say that he will make a very favorable report to the state officers. Col. Mc- Kenzie was shown several buildings that might be secured for an armory. The most important matter that re solves itself up to the people of We natchee is the securing of at least 5 8 young men for enlistment. Those desiring to become members of the company are requested to enroll themselves at the office of Ira D. Ed wards. Mr. Edwards is one of the committee and will take the names of all those who desire to become mem bers of the company. PROPOSES TRAM WAY FOR WHEAT If. DONEEN SUGGESTS PLAN FOR CARRYING OF BADGER MOUN TAIN WHEAT TO RAILROAD AT ROCK ISLAND. M. Doneen has proposed a plan which seems a good one and which may be made feasible for the carry ing of wheat from Badger mountain to the Great Northern railroad at Rock Island. He suggests that up the Rock Is land grade a railroad made of light rails and light cars be constructed. With such an arrangement the wheat on the mountain may be loaded into cars and by gravity be landed at the railroad at Rock Island. The empty cars would then be hauled back by the use of teams. One good team could haul back a number of small empty cars up this road. The road would need to be 15 miles long. On Badger mountain there Is an nually raised about 200,000 bushels of grain. The cost of taking this to market amounts to seven cents a bushel. It is figured that such a plan ought to save four or five cents a bushel on the cost of transporta tion. If this be true such a road would pay for itself in a very short time. Mrs. Tonk, of Cashmere, is visit ing friends for a few days. 5c PER COPY. BIG APPROPRIA TION FOR RIVER $100,000 AOKBP BY GOVERN MENT ENGINEERS FOR RIVER BETWEEN WENATCHEE AND BRIDGEPORT. Washington. D. C, Nov. 13.—The annual report of the chief of engin eers made public today, details the steps which have been taken to se cure tbe construction of Lake Wash ington canal and also for appropria tion of $5,000 for the maintenance of present work on tbe project as far as Ballard. The report states a 12-foot channel improvements at Bel lingham has been completed anl that no estimate bas been submitted for new work. The chief of engineers asks for an appropriation of $120,000 for fur ther improvements in Puget Sound and tributary water. Other estimates on tbe cost of work to be done on the north Pacific coast during next fiscal year follows: Swimmish Slough, $10,000. Columbia river between Wenat chee and Bridgeport. $100,000. St. Michael Canal, Alaska. $15. --000. Snake river. $15,000. Columbia river, Celilo Falls to mouth of Snake, $90,000. Columbia river, from The Dalles to Celiio, $1,000,000. Canal at Cascades of Columbia. $125,000. Columbia river between Vancouver and mouth of Willamette, $15,000. Willamette above Portland, $60 --000. Columbia and Lower Willamette below Portland, $175,000. Mouth of Columbia, $1,500,000. Willapa river and harbor, $5,000. Grays Harbor, $15,000. The report says work at the mouth of the Columbia has resulted in a well defined channel with a minimum depth of 26% feet. . . The First Snow. For a few minutes last night chunks of the beautiful came down. This morning snow is on the foothills surrounding the town and it has quite a whiteish appearance. FIRST RIDE IN 37 YEARS WOMAN AT MANSFIELD MAKES TRIP TO WENATCHEE OVER THE NEW WEN A TCH EE-M ANS FIELD RAILROAD. A Mansfield woman this week made a trip to Wenatchee over the new Big fiend railroad. This Is tne first trip that the woman had taken on a railroad for 37 years and the ride was accordingly quite an epoch in her life. It is said that on boarding the train that she knocked at the door before entering and said, "Good morning" to each of the passengers. She returned home Monday evening. Many Apples Are Water-Cored. Apple growers in Cashmere as well as in other fruit growing districts, are experiencing something hereto fore almost unknown in the fruit line here. During the past two weeks water-core apples have ap peared in great quantities, particu larly among the Winesap. Black Twig and Stayman Winesap varie ties, and there seems to be no way of determining the exact cause, al though old orchardists ascribe it to the late rains from water settling in the stem and blossom ends and soaking into the apple. Buyers are making a rigid examination of all fruit and in some instances are turn ing down entire wagon loads.—Cash mere Record. Finished Concrete Work. The concrete work on the first story of the new commercial club building will be finished this eve ning. Contractor Young has pushed this through very rapidly. Next week he expects to complete the brick work on the first story of the Daily World building. Snow Tonight or Tomorrow. Washington—Rain in the we** portion; snow in the east portion to night and Sunday.