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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 146. HUMPHREY'S SHIP i» WW BILL INTRODUCED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING IT POS SIBLE FOR AMERICAN VESSELS SO EXIST. Washington, Jan. 4. —Representa- tive Humphrey of Washington intro duced in the house a bill providing lor a ship subsidy by the United States government. The measure is known to have the approval of Taft and the administration and to be one ■pon which the proponents of the skip subsidy concentrate their ef forts. The Humphrey bill provides an increase in pay to American ships •nrrying mails to South America, China. Japan, Philippine Islands and Australia, bringing it up to $4 per snile for an outward voyage for tour miles or more. An increased tonnage tax on transportation of •eeanlc trade is provided and it is proposed to admit foreign bill ships to American register for the foreign trade. The author of the bill in an expla nation said the proposition to in crease the pay for carrying mails is the most important feature of the measure. The postmaster general is authorized to pay second class ships for carrying mails the same rate of $4 per mile that is now paid first class ships. Representative Ham pbrey points out that the opponents of the ship subsidy seem not to be aware that we already have a sub sidy for first class ships under the law. This law he claims "Is responsible tor every American vessel on the At lantic ocean. If repealed it would cause the American flag to disappear from tbe seas within sixty days." Heard of Adrian Lots. The Wenatchee Valley Land com pany is in receipt of letters this week from various parts of the earth re garding the Adrian lots which this company has recently placed on the market. One letter this morning came from Lob Angeles and another one came from Florida and other letters came from different sections of the world. This indicates something of the advertising ability of the Daily World, as these lots have been ad vertised extensively in this paper. Four Dead From Eating Canned Fruit Sawtelle. Cal., Jan. 4. —Four are dead and six are dangerously ill from ptomaine poison in canned pears eat en Sunday at the home of Mrs. D. G. Valdez. The dead are Mrs. A. Fer nandez, baby daughter, Isabelle Fer nandez, Mrs. D. G. Valdez. Frank Garcia, a young lad. RUNNING BYMDDLE OF MONTH mmAT light & power com- PANY EXPECTS BIG PLANT WILL RE IN READINESS BY JANUARY 15. The Entiat Light & Power com pany plant on tho Entia*; is expected to be in readiness for business about The middle of January. The manage ment had expected to have it running by January I, but owing to tbe strikes, which delayed the machinery. and to the floods in the Entiat river, which tore out a portion of the in take, the work has been delayed. En- gineer Weiland this morning stated that the machinery will all be ln stalled in a few days and it is hoped that by the middle of the month the machinery can be tested out and act ive operations commenced. The work at this end of the line has all been ecaipleted and as soon as the machin ery can be started at the power plant, power and lighting can be delivered in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn, formerly of Wenatchee but now living In Seattle, visited with old friends and neighbors on Western avenue during the holi day*. Mr, Dunn Is now foreman of a terse sfcoe factory in Seattle. INTERFERES WITH NAVIGATION BOAT SERVICE SUSPENDS BUSI NESS TODAY FOR A TIME, OW ING TO THE ICE IN THE COL UMBIA RIVER. For several days the ice in the Columbia river has seriously inter fered with navigation. Yesterday the boat did not leave until late and had to be chopped out of the ice. The conditions were even worse this morning and it is expected that to day will end the boat service for a time. For several years past the boats have had to discontinue the service during the winter months, owing to the fact that the ice freezes solid at all of the landings. The Eagle Livery company will put on stage service, carrying the mails and passengers between We natchee and Brewster. The stage will leave here between 6 and 7 o'clock each morning. SALE OF TOGGERY FALLS THROUGH INABILITY TO SECURE LEASE CAUSE OF J. W. JOYCE ABAN DONING PURCHASE — TUPPER WILL ERECT STORE BUILDING. E. M. Tupper, proprietor of the Toggery, received a telegram last night from his agent in Chicago stat ing that J. W. Joyce refuses to com plete his purchase of the Toggery and that the option money had been forfeited. Mr. Tupper was not much surprised at the news. Several daysj ago he learned that Mr. Joyce had been unsuccessful in his efforts to secure a satisfactory lease for the room now being used in the Olympia building. When seen by the World reporter this morning Mr. Tupper told a little of his plans for the future. He stat ed his purpose to erect a modern store building on the site recently vacated by the Owl drug store. Plans are now being perfected for a modern two story structure 120 feet deep. How ever, the Toggery will not be moved to the new location until compelled to abandon its present stand. Cashmere Masons Install Officers. Cashmere, Jan. 4. —Mission lodge, No. 158, F. and A. M., installed the following officers Friday night, John McDougal acting as installing officer- W. B. Paton, W. M.; Fred Pommer, S. W.; J. M. Francisco, J. W.; W. A. Leddell, secretary; Frank G. Pal mer, treasurer. Officers were installed Saturday night by Mission lodge No. 208, I. O. O. F.. as follows: W. B. Phelps. N. G.; J. L. Weythman. V. G.; A. H. Mohler, R. S.; H. A. Smith, F. S.; E. F. Stowell, treasurer; E. E. Stowell, W. R. McManus. D. F. Flisher. trus tees. The scholars of the East Wenatchee school have recently purchased a new organ aud appointed Fay Smith as music leader and organist. EXPOWTILI COMING CITY OF THE GOLDEN GATE LAUNCHES GREAT PROJECT INTERNATIONAL IN SCOPE— DATE NOT ANNOUNCED. The public can begin to save up and plan for a trip to San Francis co now, for an exposition will be held there soon to celebrate the opening of the Panama canal. San Francisco is still remembered for its famous Midwinter fair, back in 1894, that satisfied all who went. No vestige remains in San Francisco now of the great disaster that occurred there a couple of years ago. The city has been rebuilt on a grander scale than ever before and the coming exposi tion will doubtless go down in his tory as one of the greatest that have figured in the world's great fairs since the Centennial. WENATCHEE WASHINGTON. TUESDAY. JANUARY 4, 1910. LEGAL BUSINESS ON INCREASE FORTY-POUR CASES FILED IN I THE SUPERIOR COURT IiAST YEAR, ISS CIVIL CASKS AND «4 PROBATE. AH legal business of Chelan county showed an increase during 1909 over that of 1908. This is due in part to the fact that Chelan county had a judge here all the time and to the further fact that the county is rapid ly increasing in population, necessi tating more legal business. During the year 1909 there were 165 civil cases filed as against 134 for the pre ceding year; 64 probate cases as against 60, and 44 criminal casfs to 30 for the year 1908. The legal ousi ness whs on the increase but the legis lative enactment of last winter, whereby medical examination was necessary before a license could be issued, played havoc with the mar riage license business in this county. There were but 145 licenses filed for last year to 149 the preceding year. County Clerk Campbell has com piled the statement of the legal busi-, ness of Chelan county for the past ten years. This makes interesting reading and shows somewhat the changes in the business of the county as it was from 1900 to that of 1909. The statement is as follows: Cases Filed. Year. Civil. Probate. Criminal 1900 28 16 4 1901 40 9 7 1902 48 27 9 1903 66 31 19 1904 71 38 27 1905 112 28 18 1906 69 51 24 1907 131 48 27 1908 134 60 30 1909 165 64 44 MaiTiage Certificates Recorded. 1900 29 1901 50 1902 71 1903 81 1904 88 1905 90 1906 '. 105 1907 109 1908 149 1909 145 1000 Important Year for Rig Rend. Waterville, Jan. 4.—The year just closed has been the most important in the development of this portion of the Big Bend country since its settlement in 1883. The large crop of wheat harvested, together with a record price, has brought the ranch es to a cash basis. Construction of the Waterville branch from Columbia River to Mansfield has been of un told benefit to the wheat grower. Where it formerly took four or six horses one and two days to get a load of grain to market, now he can get out one and two loads each day and with a less number of horses. This has thrown many horses on the market, lowering the price. Waterville is now on the verge of a building boom. The Douglas Coun ty bank has prepared and adopted plans for erection of a brick block on the corner west from its pres ent location. The Odd Fellows' lodge will put up a brick structure adjoining its present building. This will contain two large stores on the ground floor and lodge rooms above. The Waterville Hardware company is planning a brick building on a cor ner lot. Several other brick busi ness buildings are contemplated. Statistics relative to necessity for a government building here have been requested. A bill introduced in the senate appropriates $50,000 for that purpose. The business of the land office exceeds $300,000 each year and the postoffice $5,000. Would Raise the Maine. Washington, Jan. 4. —President Taft is heartily in favor of the plan to raise battleship Maine from the bottom of Havana harbor. He has informed Representative Lord of Michigan that he desired to see the latter's bill, appropriating money for that purpose, enacted into law. Bought Orondo Residence. J. H. McGohan yesterday purchased the H. E. Motteler residence on Oron do avenue, paying for it $3,200. This was bought as an investment by Mr. McGohan. The house contains seven rooms and has a 75 foot frontage. Aeronaut Killed in France. Bordeaux, Jan. 4.—Leon De La Crauge, the noted French aeronaut, was killed while making a flight here today. Member of the Associated Press $30,000,000 FOR RECLA MATION JKESIDENT TAFT WILL URGE THT IN HIS SPECIAL MESSAGE WHICH WILL BE SENT TO CON GUESS NEXT MONDAY. Washington, Jan. 4.—ln his spe cial message on conservation which President Taft will send to congress Monday a loan of $20,000,000 dollars to complete the existing reclamation projects will be suggested. Western senators who have visited Taft dur ing the last few days have been given to understand that such a loan will be recommended. The loan will' probably be ploated in short term bonds or certificates of indebtedness. Borah ol Idaho is the outhor of the bill for the $30,000,000 bond issue is opposed to the issue of certificates. LOCAliOuiri Tip PROMINENT APPLE GROWERS INTERESTED IN TACOMA PROP ERTY AND BUY HEAVILY IN TACOMA CENTER ADDITION. • Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 4. —W. H. Hall returned last night from We natchee, where he has been inter esting a syndicate of winter apple millionaires in Tacoma tidelands, who have taken a block in the popu lar Tacoma Center addition. Among the buyers la J. H. Ferry man, a prominent coal dealer; B. S. Crooks, purchasing agent for the construction company that is build ing the Great Northern branch up the Okanogan river; A. A. Piper, agent of the Groat Northern; B. Walter Jones, secretary of the Colum bia River Steamboat company; Roy E. Thayer, assistant secretary of the company; J. J. Griggs, manager of the Columbia River Steamboat com pany. The Tacoma Center addition is in the garden addition, but its days of gardening are about over, if the trend of development.continues that way. A valley gardener a few days ago made the remark that he would have to hunt up a new place. On a five-acre tract which he bought eight years ago he had made/ clear of expenses and the keeping of his family, an average of $2,000 a year; but couldn't afford to garden on $4.- --000 an acre land. Tacoma people have been good customers of the irrigated lands of the east of the mountains, and now some of the far-seeing ones over on that side are among the heaviest buyers in Tacoma tidelands, next to the eastern buyers, who come here with a tip from the railroad inter ests. Just to show what they are doing with their apples in Wenatchee Mr. Hall brought over some samples pick ed off from the stand of R. F. Lillis, the leading fruit dealer of the apple metropolis, which sell for two for a quarter. The same apples bring $6 a box. The kind brought over by Mr. Hall are the Delicious, and look It. The Wenatchee syndicate is the third of the eastern Washington dis tricts to buy in the Center addPion. Double Suicide in Akron. Akron, 0.. Jan. 4.—Charles Schmidt, alias Mike Jordan, last night murdered Miss Teresa Barn hart and while the police were search ing for him today he killed himself in front of the Barnhart home. G. B. Parks, recently of the Lamb- Davis Lumber company, and family will leave tonight for their future home at Pullman. Mr. Parks goes there to take charge of tbe Potlatch Lumber company yard. He had con templated going to North Yakima but received a better offer to take charge of the business at Pullman. Mr. and Mrs. Alyn Colwell enter tained Mr. and Mrs. Milton Marr and family at dinner New Year's day, at their home on D street. NEW MANUFACTUR ING KERN LOCAL MEN HAVE PUMP THAT WORKS AT ALL STAGES OF WATER —NO ECONOMY IN CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS. The long looked for Columbia rivet pump has finally come. Ever sinc# agriculture was first begun on th<: Columbia the settlers have talkeC about a pump that could be made t > work at all stages of water whi i fixed in a permanent place. The rl9e and fall of the Columbia has too much range for any ordinary pump to be of much use without moving it a few times during the season. To obviate this difficulty F. J. Clifford, formerly with the International Har vester company, designel a power head that seems to meet every re quirement that can be thought of. Mr. Clifford has interested some of Wenatchee's prominent men who have formed a stock company to make and sell the pump. A. B. Court way, J. F. Webber, O. M. Thomason and J. B. Clifford are president, vice president, secretary and general man ager, respectively. An exhibition pump is already set up and ready for inspection at Woodruff's machine shop. Mr. Clifford decided not to make his demonstration in the river at this time of the year, as interested persons would hardly care to go down there during the winter weather, and the pump can be shown and worked to just as good advantage on Wenat chee avenue. The pump is operated on the straight drive principle, and takes its name, the Strait Drive pump, from that source. All waste of power is eliminated and the Strait Drive is guaranteed to do twice the work of a centrifugal pump with the same pow er. It is a direct drive arrangement, connecting with the power by means of a very simple and effective clutch that represents only ten per cent of the total cost, or one-half as much as double pulleys and belting would amount to. The working head is a self-con tained arrangement that is swung on trunnions made fast to a permanent foundation. It will operate at any angle without loss of power. A pis ton rod connects it with the pump that can be permanently located anywhere in a straight line below. The pump will work under water, while the head is always in the dry and easily accessible. The principle of transmission is neither centrifugal or reciprocal. It is a direct drive and pinion. The pinion always turns one way and the rack is an integral part of the piston. When the rack has gone dowa as far as it will it pre sents its reverse side to the pinion and starts up, while there is no break in the motion. The whole device is simplicity itself and can not get out of order any more than could a hydraulic ram. Later in the season the Strait Drive Pump company will install three pumps embracing the three pumping principles of centrifugal, reciprocal and straight drive action down on the river close to town and will dem onstrate by actual test that the straight drive will lift as much water to a height of 100 feet with four horsepower as a centrifugal will lift with eight horsepower. A five horsepower pump, costing $225, not Including piping, will be sufficient to irrigate a ten-acre tract of land 200 feet above the river. J. O. Adams of Brewster and J. E. Steiner of Pateros will use strait drive pumps this coming season and twenty orders have been taken for deliveries in Moses coulee. The Strait Drive Pump company will soon begin the making of their pumps in Wenatchee on a large scale, adding materially to Wenatchee's present pay roill, which exceeds $20,000 a month now. New Year's Dinner. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Grant were hosts at a turkey dinner last Sun day. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Grant and son, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Fanner, Miss Welsh. Miss Sylvia Grant, Bruce Hastings and Mr. Gray. School of Horticulture. Prof, Trumble's school of horticul ture will begin on Monday, the 17th of this month, and continue on Wed nesdays, Fridays and Mondays, until tho course of 18 has been run. Mrs. Carl Ray is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Willrs Hoyle this week, on Western avenue. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily IRI AT BOAT LANDING WINTER SPORTS CLOSE TO TOWN —FOUR INCHES ICE AT THE BOAT LANDING AND RINK WILL SOON BE READY. Men are working near the boat landing today preparing a rink on the 4-inch ice that has formed there. A. J. Ritz of the Gem theatre has secured all necessary permits and will put up a large tent at once, in stall elecric lights, and let both privi leges for refreshments. Mr. Ritz will also arrange for music and al ready has the promise of a number ot parties that will be on hand as soon as the rink is ready. He is an expert skater and instructor himself, and the chance will be ideal for those who want to learn. Mr. Ritz is not ready yet to make a formal announcement but that will appear in a few days. RECEIVED 1934.50 vi popx COLLECTIONS FOR THE YEAR 1909 AS RECEIVED BY THE CITY CLERK SHOWS COST OF COLLECTIONS TO FE SMALL. "A Taxpayer" had an article in the Daily World of last night which was somewhat misleading, inasmuch as he stated that after the city paid other officers received commissions from this that there was very little leit-t>f the original $2 poll tax. The report of City Clerk Sumner shows that the city share of the poll tox amounted to $934.50 for last year. In securing this collection the city contracted to pay a fee as follows: "For the first $500 the commission shall be $40; for the next $250 the commission shall be $35; for the next $250 the commission shall be $50; or in the event the said amount be over and above the first $750 col lected shall not aggregate $250, the collector shall receive as commission and full satisfaction of all service rendered 2 0 per cent of such amount of the said $750." The poll tax collector's fees for the amount collected amounted to per cent of the tax collections and that was the entire cost. There were no fees to anybody else and the city received $934.50 which was used by the street department in the caring of the city streets. This statement is made for the in foramtlon of the contributor of the article in last night's World regard ing the subject of poll tax. This, like a great many other matters that is handled by tbe city administration is not understood by the public and consequently might be the subject of criticism. Orondo Avenue Rowling Parlor. H. C. Miller tomorrow will open up the Orondo Avenue Billiard Parlor in the building recently occupied by the Palmetto. Mr. Miller has a complete lot of new fixtures and expects to make his place a very popular resort. Washington Weather. Washington—Fair tonight and Wednesday, cold. MAYIEIiTEAM LEAGUE SIX APPLICATIONS NOW IN FOR PLACE IN NORTHWESTERN BALL LEAGUE MADE VACANT BY PORTLAND'S WITHDRAWAL Seattle, Jan. 4. —For a franchise in the Northwestern Baseball league made vacant by the withdrawal of Portland applications have been re ceived from Everett, Bellingbam, North Yakima, Walla Walla, Butte and Helena. There is talk of increas ing the league from six to eight in this event and three new cities may be taken in. The plan is much in favor to give the frantulse to Bel lingham with tbe privilege of play ing srames in Everett. 5c PER COPY Mini Bill II DUCED REPRESENTATIV B MANN FATH ER OF BILL WHICH PROPOSE* TO KEGULATE CARRYING BUS INESS OF RAILROADS. Washington, Jan. 4.—A bill mak ing sweeping changes in the inter state commerce law for the regulation of railroads was introduced today in the house of representatives by Rep resentative Mann of Illinois, chair man of the committee on interstate and foreign commerce. The bill is not in accord with the one proposed by the committee acting under the direction of President Taft and known as- the "administration railroad bill." It was prepared by Mann during the summer vacation of congress. The measure does not provide for a spe cial court to hear the interstate com merce cases. As has been reported this would be the form of legislation on this subject that Taft recom mends. It provides, however, for the crea tion in the department of commerce and labor of a bureau to be known as the bureau of transportation. where the shipper may file a com plaint against the railroad. If the complaint is a just one it will he re ferred to the attorney general and upon his further investigation and recomendation the complaint will be taken up by the interstate commerce commission and prosecution will be carried on at tbe expense of the gov ernment. The shipper, if he prefers, may file the complaint direct with the commission and prosecute the same at his own expense. The bill makes it the duty of the common car rieds to establish just and reasonable classifications and regulations and authorizes the interstate commerce commission to prescribe what they • shall do. The long and short hauls clause of the interstate commerce act would be amended to provide that the charge for the short haul in no case shoul.l be greater than the charge for the long haul and charge for through rate shall be no greater than the aggre gate of the local rates. False or padded claims for damages by ship pers are prohibited as are rebates The powers of the commission art? much enlarged in several directions The bill requires stock to be sold for not less than par and bonds for not less than the reasonable market value and also makes it unlawful for any railroad to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise ownership in any connecting line and forbids any form of ownership to acquire control of two competing lines of transportation unless permitted by the interstate commerce commission. NEW OFHCERS WILL BE INDUCTED POUR NEW COUNCILMEN TAKE OATH OF OFFICE TONIGHT— MET LAST NIGHT TO AGREE ON APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. The old council will meet this eve ning, the roll will be called and short ly therafter will adjourn sine die. The newly elected councllmen and mayor will then be sworn in and the city governing board will then start off on the business of the year. The council will consist of the three hold overs, Terry Ross, Howard Thomas and J. H. McGohan, and the newly elected members are Ed. S. Russell. George Begg, W. G. Stacy and C. B Halbert. The retiriug members are G. M. Russi, L. V. Wells, J. E. Porter and P. P. Holcomb. it is expected that Mayor Gellatly will tonight announce his committee assignments for the coming year. Last night the newly elected members and the holdovers met witb Mayor Gellatly and discussed tbe matter of appointive officers for the coming year. While nothing has been given out positively yet it is generally con sidered that there will be no change in the personnel of the appointive of ficers as they now stand.