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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 132. FOB FEDERAL iHi II WE SENATOR JONES HAS INTRO DCCED BILL PROVIDING FOR STRUCTURES AT WENATCHEE, WATERVILLE AND ELLENS BURG. V Washington. D. C, Dec. 17. Sen ator W. L. Jones'introduced bills to day for public buildings at Wenat chee, Waterville and Ellensburg. Senator Piles introduced bills to increase the limit cost of the public building at Bellingham from $120, --000 to $4 20,000 and at Everett from $130,000 to $400,000. Senator Piles introduced a bill for a light and fog signal on Eliza island. Bellingham bay; also bill for a launch for the customs service at Port Townsend, to cost $10,000. It has been felt here for some time that Wenatchee was in need of better postoffice facilities and dur ing the summer an effort was made to secure the co-operation of Senator Jones in the securing of an appropriation for the erection of a postoffice building in this city and it was to this end that the bill was introduced by Senator Jones. Offh-ers of Building Association. There was a meeting of the mem bers of the Wenatchee branch of the Pacific Building & Loan association for the election of officers at the county auditor's office Wednesday evening, December 15. A. J. Linville was elected president; F. W. Arnold, vice president; J. Godfrey, secretary and treasurer: Ira Thomas, attorney; C. Becker and E. B. Norell. loan agents. There will be a charter turned over to this branch. It will transact a general building and loan business in the city of Wenatchee. This branch is building an 8-room concrete block house at the present time in Wenatchee Park addition. It will also start building a business block on the site where the Wenat chee Steam Laundry stands. This building will be started March 1. There was a large attendance of members Wednesday night and they all took a lively interest in the elec tion. The meeting was called to or der by Special State Agent Charles Phipps. The Straw Market. The people of the Big Bend have begun to realize that the construc tion of the new railroad has opened to them a new market, viz.: a place to sell their straw. Likewise the peo ple of Wenatchee have begun to real lee that the opening of this road may cut down the expense of keeping stock through the winter to a very great degree. At the present time hay is selling at $25 per ton. Straw Is being laid down in Wenatchee for $8 per ton. With plenty of straw and just a little grain stock can be kept in fairly good condition all win ter. Wheat hay also will be another commodity to be shipped in from the Big Bend. During the past fall D. C. Towne, of the Eagle Livery, had many tons of hay baled near Doug las, Wash., which is now being ship ped into town. Apples for Christmas Gifts. Year after year Wenatchee valley apples are proving the most fitting Christmas gifts that could be made. For the past week or ten days there has been expressed out of the local office on an average of between 50 to 60 boxes of apples per day. These are being sent to all sections of the United States. The local apple houses are making a practice of fixing up special Christmas boxes. These bring fancy prices but are one of the most practical gifts that could be made. Furthermore the choice apples that are sent out of here for this purpose are of great advertising value and af ter each Christmas the letters re ceived are always in high praise of the apples. No Box Social. The box social planned by the Ath letic association of the Wenatchee high school has been called off for tonight. The reasons are many but the members of the association say that they expert to have it shortly after the first of the year. COLLIER'S IS WITH INSURGENTS POPULAR WEEKLY APPROVES OF PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN LEAGUE AND COMMENDS THE MOVEMENT. I'nder the heading of "We Should Have These Everywhere.'' the current issue of Collier's gives a boost to the insurgent movement in congress and says: A Progressive Republican league was organized at Spokane. Wash.. October 20. Its members consist of the owners and editors of 30 daily and weekly papers in the state of Washington. The president is Rufus Woods, of the Wenatchee (Wash.) World. Doubtless Mr. Woods would be glad to furnish information about the league to others who may wish to form similar organizations for the promotion of insurgent principles." HELPS OKANOGAN PROJECT INDIAN COMMISSIONER WILL AID PLAN OF ADDING 2600 ACRES TO OKANOGAN RECLAMATION PROJECT. Washington. Dec. 16--Senator Jones today received assurances from Indian Commissioner Valentine that the Indian office would help along as well as it could the plan of adding 2 600 acres of Colville Indian reser vation land to the Okanogan recla mation project. These lands lie across the river from the main body of lands included in the original pro ject. Some of them are claimed by Indians as allotments. What is de sired is to have the Indians ex change these for other lands or con sent to take smaller claims under the project, so that their holdings may conform to the maximum acreage al lowed when water is upt on the land. Track Walker Badly Beaten by Thugs John Richardson, a track walker for the Great Northern at Scenic, was brought to Everett yesterday un conscious from injuries received in a brutal attack by unknown robbers. Richardson was slugged and robbed by three men Tuesday night and thrown over an embankment. He was badly beaten about the head and had not regained consciousness when brought to Everett yesterday after noon and taken to the hospital. Railroad officials believe they have a clue to the thugs and hope to ap prehend them. Horse Case Dismissed. The case of Heath vs. Watts was dismissed in the superior court yes terday by Judge Grimshaw on the motion of the plaintiff's attorney. This was the case which was tried before Judge Palmer, wherein Heath sued Watts for $60, the deferred pay ment on a horse. Watts set up a claim that the horse was defective and the jury in the lower court brought a verdict of $1 and costs in favor of Watts. The plaintiff appeal ed the case but on yesterday asked for a dismissal, which was granted. YOUNG RECEIVED COMPLIMENT CONTRACTOR ON COMMERCIAL CLUB AND WORLD BUILDINGS RECEIVED PRAISE FOR WORK DONE AT A.-V.-P. C. S. Young, contractor on the commercial club building and the World building, is in receipt of a let ter from the commissioner of build ings of the A.-V.-P. which acknowl edges the kind of work done on the buildings and states that of all the building put up on the grounds the past season that that done by Mr. Young has proven to be the most satisfactory of any. Mr. Young had the contract for a number of the large buildings at the fair. WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1909. DRUGGISTS TO TEST VALIDITY TAX (COMMISSIONER PARISH POSTPONES ACTION UNTIL COURTS DETERMINE QUESTION OF PHARMACISTS. Druggists will test the validity of the state law which compels all persons selling liquors to pay an an nual tax of $25 to the state for the privilege. With the understanding that immediate action will be taken. State Tax Commissioner T. A. Par ish, who has been designated by the tax commissioners to collect this money, will defer radical proceedings against pharmacists. It is believed by the state tax commission that a test case can be settled within thirty days and as the druggists might be right the state board will not be ar bitrary. Commissioner Parish has provided officials of the Royal Arch with a list of the saloon men who have ignored the state tax and the saloon men's organization will insist that all mem bers pay up any delinquent taxes and in the future remit their state tax promptly. It is believed by the state tax com mission that the Royal Arch can com pel payment of the liquor tax prompt ly and save the state endless litiga tion and much expense. Since the of ficers of the organization have prom ised to see that the saloon men are not delinquent again an opportunity will be given them to handle the case. Since the tax commission sent out a peremptory notice that delinquent licenses must be paid immediately, it ib announced $25,000 has been re ceived. This amount will be increas ed by natural returns from the com missioner's warning, but the outcome of the negotiations with the drug gists and the Royal Arch is expected to yield far more revenue than the commissioner's epistolary efforts. Tn sending out notices to delin quents the tax commission has run into a number of peculiar complica tions. Apparently letters were sent out indiscriminately to those who pay government licenses and some of them were addressed to men engaged in other lines of business who hap pened to pay federal licenses for handling other goods, under the pure food act. A number of indignant re plies have been received by the com mission from men who do not handle liquors in any manner and the com mission has been obliged to explain its position. SPOKANE MEN IN METHOW FOUR MEN PURCHASED 546 ACRES FOR 40,000 — TRACT WILL BE PLANTED TO FRUTT IN SPRING. Spokane. Dec. 17. —Four promi nent Spokane men have acquired more than 500 acres of rich land in the Methow valley. F. E. Pope. C. H. Weeks. E. C. Fleming and O. S. Bowen are all well known in Spo kane. Through F. E. Pope these pros pective fruit growers have just closed a deal for 546 acres on the Methow river, costing about $40,000. F. E. Pope has secured the Tea Garden ranch of 130 acres and the William Van ranch of 168 acres; E. C. Flem ing, agent for the Great Northern, and O. S. Bowen, resident engineer of the Great Northern, have pur chased the Sullivan ranch of 95 acres; C. H. Weeks has bought the Countryman ranch of 153 acres. The ranches will be combined and worked cooperatively. A ditch three and a half miles in length, costing $5,000, will be built to irrigate the tract. The Tea Garden ranch is part ly under water now, and is set out with some trees. All of the ground will be put in fruit this coming sea son, and work on the ditch will be started early in the spring. The land Is on the line of the new Great Northern survey, and may soon be reached by a railroad. All of the owners plan to live on the farms during the summer. The tract ad joins the forest reserve and there is an abundance of game in the vicinity. Member of the Associated Press STRIKERS GET LAST CALL GREAT NORTHERN URGES FOR MER EMPLOYES TO RETURN TO WORK—MAY BE BLACK LISTED. Spokane, Dec. 17. Last calls to return to work were issued to the striking switchmen by the Great Northern railway, the yardmaster at Hillyard posting bulletins on the doors of the shops and yard offices yesterday. Failure to respond is be | lieved by the strikers to mean that | they will be "blacklisted." • Humors of a conference and final srttlenient were rife yesterday after | noon. A meeting of the railroad | managers' association and the strike I leaders was scheduled to take place in St. Paul yesterday or tomorrow. !It is believed an agreement will be effected with a compromise raise, the railroads offering 3 cents the hour more instead of 6 cents, as demand ed. Desertion from the strikers' ranks in northwest cities of B. of R. T. and O. R. C men is believed to have forced the strikers to accept the ; offer for a settlement. Striking switchmen at the local headquarters declare today that a Mifficient fund has been accumulated to prolong the strike for 30 days. j When the strike fund is exhausted, the financial aid which has been promised by the A. F. of L. will serve as another source of strength for the strikers. Local switchmen severely criticize i the members of the B. of R. T. who have gone back to work on the Great Northern here. They say the report ! that the B. of R. T. men of Butte ; hare gone back to work today is 1 false, and they also deny that the B of R. T. men of Duluth have return ed to the yards. "We have reports that the Christ mas freight at the Twin Cities is com pletely tied up as a result of the ] strike," said a member of the press | committee of the local union today. AEIER TEACHER'S SCALP PATEROS SCHOOL PATRONS WOULD HAVE CERTIFICATE REVOKED—HEARING REFORE STATE SUPERINTENDENT. A hearing is on this afternoon at the court house in this city. State Superintendent Dewey being the jndge as to whether the certificate of one J. W. Plessinger. a teacher of Pateros, shall be revoked. Plessin ger is charged with being a little too familiar with some of the girls in his school and in the hearing before the school board some time ago It was decided to request the revoca tion of his certificate. The action was sustained by the county superin tendent and the affidavits are now in the hands of the state superinten dent awaiting his decision. It is probable that the case will be set tled this afternoon. C. T. Borg. of Pateros, is here to represent the pa trons of the school and Plessinger is here in his own behalf. HORTICULTURISTS ME TOMORROW ANNUAL MEETING TO RE HELD AT CASHMERE FOR THE ELEC TION OF OFFICERS AND TRANS ACTION OF BUSINESS. A large number of the local grow ers are planning on attending the an nual session of the Chelan County Horticultural association which meets at Cashmere tomorrow. This is the date for the election of officers and transaction of other business matters pertinent to the fruit growing Indus try. At this time there will be a gen eral discussion of the Lafean box measure and plans will also be made for the entertainment of the state horticultural association which meets her the middle of next month. WAS NOT QUOTED CORRECTLY REV. GIST SAYS HIS STATE MENTS LAST SUNDAY NIGHT WERE MISCONSTRUED BY SO CIALIST. Editor Daily World. I have just read an article in the World of Wednesday of this week, written by "a well known socialist of this city," in which some beauti ful and true things are said of the great American principle of "equal rights to all and special privileges to none," and in which he also in forms us that the socialist party is "a body of citizens who are earnest ly endeavoring to discover some equitable way" for making this prin ciple practical. While I question the wisdom and practicability of their "way" for ac complishing this much desired and eminently desirable condition of so ciety, I, of course, admit their right to advocate this "way." But what surprises me and leads me to make reply is that the author of this arti cle, if he were present last Sunday '•vening to hear the poor "ignorant" minister at the Christian church, should have so far misunderstood! him, or if understood, should so far misrepresent his statements as to af firm that "Rev. Gist charged them with having, as a party, passed a ' resolution denying the existence of | God." What I said was this: "A convention of French socialists meet ing in Paris, agreed on this, 'Resolv-, cd. that the first thing necessary is to get rid of the idea of God.' Then I remarked, "It would seem that un believers are aiding to carry out this resolution." Can any one reasonably i construe that statement into a charge I that "Socialists, as a party, passed a resolution denying the existence of I God." j Many socialists (1 am inclined to think a majority of them here in ; America) believe as much as I in the ■ existence of God. The undersigned minister may be [ "ignorant" of many things he ought |to know, but the free literature of t socialistic character (and I am sorry to say) sometimes of positively anar ; chistic character, which has been thrust upon him through the mails j for the past four years, ought to have i kept him well posted on the teach ■ ings and progress of the socialist i party. And now, that there may be no chance to lay these statements at the door of any other minister, I ven ture to affix my own real name. OWEN J. GIST LEASED CHEWAWA HOTEL E. L. MANN. AN EXPERIENCED HOTEL MAN OF SEATTLE, HAS SECURED LEASE ON POPULAR HOSTELRY. E. L. Mann, an experienced hotel man from Seattle, who has been here several days this week, has se cured lease on the Chewawa hotel, the lease becoming effective as soon as the building is remodeled to con form to plans of Mr. Mann. For sev eral years Mr. Mann has been run ning a hotel and restaurant in the university section of Seattle. He is an old acquaintance of L. V. Wells, of this city, and comes here very highly recommended as a hotel man and a public spirited citizen. He is married and his wife will accompany him to this city. I p-Rivor Ileal Estate Still Moving. The two feet of snow in the up per Methow has not sufficed to stop the real estate activity there. Many persons are still in the field looking for snaps in anticipation of the spring advance in values. Lake & Rickerd report some recent sales near Win throp. and have two customers in that vicinity now, one of whom is F. W. Hoffman of Wenatchee. Broke Plate Class. The delivery horse belonging to the Central Meat Market got into its head this morning the idea of pulling backwards and as a result the cart was shoved through the plate glass window in front of the Wenatchee Billiard parlors, completely demolish ing one of the large panes. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily POOR APPLES POOR PRICE TWO CARLOADS OF YELLOW NEWTOWNS CiO AT $1.20 A BOX IN NEW YORK CITY—RAISED ON DRY LAND. Present dispatches state that two carloads of Yellow Newtowns grown at Dayton, Wash., sold in New York last week at $1.20 a box. This is the lowest price for any Washington apples sold on eastern markets this season. The low price does not indi cate the falling off in the demand for western apples, but it indicates a low price for inferior apples. Wenatchee, Yakima and Hood River apples are all commanding prices ranging from $3 to $4 in the eastern markets. Year after year it is demonstrated that an irrigated apple will command a much higher price vhan that grown on non irrigated land, but inferior packing, poor sorting and non-irrigated land is what is tending to undermine the apple markets this season. NOT RACK DEAL OE GOODALL HE SELLS ARCADIA LANDS IN NEW YORK ON HIS OWN HOOK —TRI'STEES OF CHAMBER SO STATE. V Spokane. Dec. 17.—The trustees of thhe chamber of commerce have had to deal this week with embarrassing complications created by the publica tion in Wenatchee newspapers of arti cles identifying the Spokane Chamber of Commerce with a private enter prise of President F. E. Goodall. President Goodall is in New York with W. D. Finley. former assistant secretary of the chamber of com merce. E. H. Eshelman and H. W. Hailing, formerly secretary of the Wenatchee Commercial club, to sell Arcadia lands in the northern part of ' Spokane county. Mr. Goodall has 'an option on 2,000 acres, and he i and his associates have rented a : storeroo mat Broadway and Forty- I second street. New York, and are dis ; playing there a carload of Wenatchee | apples and other exhibits to arouse j interest in the Arcadia project, j This has led to the publicantion in i Wenatchee newspapers of items rep resenting the venture as a Spokane Chamber of Commerce exploitation, and the trustees of the chamber of commerce have appointed W. S. Mc- Crea. C. M. Fassett and F. R. Cul ! bertson a committee to correspond ; with President Goodall and otherwise j investigate the coupling of the name !of the chamber of commerce with the undertaking. Much interest has been aroused among the members and opinion is divided as to whether the Arcadia project is meritorious. W. D. Finley was sent by President 1 Goodall to Wenatchee to buy the car load of apples that is now on exhibi tion in New York. After his visit there the Wenatchee World printed a news item connecting the purchase with the Spokane Chamber of Com merce. This publication coming to the at tention of some of the trustees of the chamber of commerce. Secretary L. G. Munroe was directed to send tele grams to the Wenatchee newspapers denying that the chamber of com merce was in any way connected with the project. Telegrams of denial were also sent to the newspapers in various apple growing districts of the northwest. A telegram from Presi dent Goodall denies that he author ized any one to represent that the chamber of commerce was behind his scheme. The Arcadia Land company has a large tract oflo gged-off land about 30 miles north of Spokane, some of which has been planted to apples and is being put under irrigation. Drowned in Spirit Lake. Raymond Redhead received a tele gram this morning of the drowning of his brother Carl in Spirit Lake. The young man was about 2f> years of age and was skating on the lake when he broke through the ice. The body was recovered. Raymond Red head left on No. 4 this afternoon to be present at the funeral, which will be held in Spokane. 5c PER COPY m LEOPOLD DIED LAST NIGHT BELGIUM RULER PASSED AWAY AFTER MAKING A GALLANT FIGHT AGAINST HIS INFIRMI TIES—RKGKNCY COUNCIL Brussels, Dec. 17.—A1l Brussels mourns today for the death of their ruler. King Leopold. The flags on the public buildings are at half mast and private houses are draped in crepe. The body of the king whs clothed in the uniform of a lieutenant general and remains in the chamber at Palms, where the death occurred. It is surrounded only by those who in life remained the king.-, closest friends. A regency council will nominally hold the reins of the government un til the heir to the throne. Prince Al bert, has taken the oath of ascension. Cardinal Mercier used every means possible to persuade the kine to re lent in his attitude towards his out cast daughters, but was unsuccess ful. The princesses, Louise and Stephanie, who incurred the displeas ure of their royal father, anxiously awaited permission to go to his bed side, but none came. Intestinal dis orders was the cause of the king's death. A contest over the succession to the throne of Belguim is possible. The Vatican is reported to have con firmed the marriage a year ago of King Leopold to Baroness Vaughan. Two sons are said to have been born from this union and both survive. The elder is Lucian. five years old. It is reported he claims the throne. Albert, the heir presumptive, is a nephew of Leopold. Paris, Dec. 17.—Dispatches from the Rome Vatican confirm the mar riage of King Leopold and Baroness Vaughan at San Remo. Italy, last year. London, Dec. 17. —It is thought here that the death of Leopold will have little effect at present upon the situation of Europe, apart from the withdrawal from the scene of the man who knew the innermost secrets of every state and whose intellectual and practical talents, especially in former years, were frequently drawn upon by brother sovereigns. It is believed his removal will be followed by new methods in Congo. All com ment here lays at his door the re sponsibility for the barbarities com mitted in the Congo. ZELAYA LOOKING FOR FAVORS Managua, Dec. 17.—President Taft last night cabled a conciliatory mes sage to President Taft saying that he had shown his good faith in re signing so that Nicaragua might as sume friendly relations with the United States. He added that he proposed to leave the country, but stood ready to account for his acts as president. Washington. Dec. 17. —The pass: ig of President Zelaya, the dominant influence for evil in Central Amer ica, especially in Nicaragua, is re garded here as a long step ia the direction of better things Frequent mention, however, of the name of Madriz as his possible successor as president of Nicaragua has not been received with favor in official circles in Washington. The very fact of Madriz being reported as being Ze laya's candidate presupposes an un derstanding by which in the event of the latter's succession to the presi dency the great monopolies controlled by Zelaya will be protected. It is im probable, however, that this govern ment will take active measures to prevent the installation of Madriz as president. It is well under that the sending of warships to command both Atlantic and Pacific ports in Nicaragua with a view of protecting Americans stimulating the revolu tionists to more energetic action and has disheartened Zelaya supporters. The Friday Night Club. The Friday Night Dancing club will meet tonight, the 17th. at Elks hall Dancing will begiu at yp. m.