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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 147. OLO CUf OF FICIALS IP Bill NiW MEMBERS Of COUNCIL SWORN IN LAST NIGHT—MAY OR ANNOUNCED APPOINTEES ANT) COMMITTEES. Appointive officers: Chief of Police —N\ Inscho. Health Officer—Dr. Kaupp. Engineer—C. C. Ward. | Water Commsisioner —P. H. Sher burne. Police Judge—J. B. Palmer. Fire Chief—J. E. Throw. Committee assignments: Street, alleys and sewers —Ross. Russell, Begg. Water —Russell, Ross, McGohan. Finance—ways and means—-Hal- Bert, Thomas, McGohan. Police, license, health — Begg, Thomas, Halbert. Franchise — McGohan. Russell. Stacy. Parks, libraries, public buildings and grounds—Thomas, Stacy. Begg. Fire—Stacy, Ross, Halbert. The old council gave way to the new last night. All of the old mem bers with the exception of L. V. Wells were present and cleaned up some unfinished business, adjourned and then was succeeded by the newly elected members. The first unfinished business was the passing of the ordinance approv ing the assessment roll for sub-sewer No. 3. The cost of this sewer am ounted to $831, and the assessment roil was passed and after the legal formalities will be in the hands of the city treasurer for collection. This is the sewer in the alley back of the Columbia River Lumber company. Councilman Porter reported on the matter of public weigher for the city and stated that on the estimates which he had secured it would cost from $150 to $200 to secure scales and an additional $200 for the in stallation of these. His plan would be to make this office self-sustaining and a charge should be made against each weight made. No action was taken on the matter and this will be one of the problems for the new council. The committee reported that ar rangements have been made with H. J. Olive to expert the books of the city. The Entiat Light & Power com pany reported that, owing to the strike, there has been a delay in se curing machinery shipments from the ■ east and as a consequence the plant would not be ready for operation for about 30 days. This company was granted a franchise with the under standing that power would be ready for delivery by January I, but. in the contract with the city there was a strike provision and the company of ficially gave notice of the strike and asked for the 30 days of time, which was granted. The council passed the ordinance providing for the creation of a fire department with a fire chief and fire d/iver. This was given a third read ing and passed. Estimates were allowed on public work which is in progress as follows: Sewer 38, Ball & McNerney, $74.61. Kittitas and Third, Eagle Transfer company, $937.03. King and Palouse, Allen & McKiv er, $185.54. Orondo. O'Connor & Parrish, $514.99. Chief Inscho made a report of the arrests made during the past year. The report was placed on file. New Plate. Arthur Gunn. on behalf of the We natchee Development company, pre sented three new plats for acceptance by the city. These are called River Front. Amended Plats of Blocks 3, 4 and 5 of Manufacturer's Addition and Second Division of Manufacturer's Addition. The plats met with ap proval of the city engineer and of the council and were referred to the committee with power to act. The public health committee was also empowered to confer with Mr. Gunn as to securing a crematory site In the Amended plat of Manufactur er's Addition. It is likely that this (Continued on Page 8.) COMMISSIONERS ADJOURN CONTRACT FOR CHELAN BRIDGE AWARDED AND COUNTY ROADS ESTABIjISHED—SALARIES ARE FIXED. The county commissioners adjourn ed yesterday after awarding the con tract for the Chelan river bridge, establishing certain roads and fixing salaries. E. E. Davidson of Seattle got the bridge contract on a big of $12,399. Six bids were submitted. In the matter of the petition by Oliver Bates and others for a bridge across the Wenatchee river at the foot of Lake Wenatchee, the petition was laid over until a satisfactory showing is made by petitioners as to the securing of donations. In the matter of road No. 188, pe titioned for by the Wenatchee Valley Northern Railroad company and others, final order of establishment was made. Road No. 167, petitioned for by M. 0. Logan and others, received final order for establishment. Roads No. 205 and 2058, petition ed for by L. J. Nelson and others, received final order of establishment. In the matter of road No. 244, pe titioned for by J. E. Guntherless and others, the petition was laid over awaiting bond of petitioners. The matter of road No. 246 was also laid over pending bond of peti tioners, P. B. Packwood and others. The salary of Deputy Sheriff C. R. Kenyon was fixed to begin January 1. 1910. at $90. Salaries of deputy sheriffs at Cashmere and Leavenworth were dis continued until further notice. The commissioners adjourned to meet again on February 7, 1910. ASK AID FOR HOME STEADERS NEW BILL PROVIDES FOR LEAVES OF ABSENCE FROM CLAIMS DURING WINTER — HELP TO NORTHWEST. On account of the unusually se vere winter weather which has pre vailed throughout the west for the last month, preventing settlers from making residence upon land entries and preventing them from making a living upon lands upon which resi dence has been established, an ef fort will be made when congress re convenes to have legislation enacted which will relieve the situation, says a Washington, D. C, dispatch. Representative Martin, of South Dakota, who has introduced a bill to grant homestead entrymen a leave of absence from their claims during the winter months, will receive the co-operation and support of Chair man Mondell and other members of the house public lands committee in his efforts to secure early action. In the senate a measure will be pushed for consideration by Senator Warren extending for a period of three months the time within which homestead entrymen are required by law to make residence upon their entries where the time expires or ex pired after December 1, 1909. Under the general law the com missioner of the general land office may allow 12 months from the date of filing in which to establish resi dence on homestead entries, but this extension could not be allowed in ad vance and does not protect the entry man from contest if he does not per fect residence within six months from the date of filing. Polch for Badger Mountain System. The poles have arrived for the tel ephone line to be built from the Col umbia river bridge to Southside. The line will be nine miles long and will connect the settlement of Badger Mountain with the system in this city. This will afford the people of Badger Mountain a privilege of com munictaing to anyone In the Wenat chee valley and will also give them a chance to use long distance when necessary. J. W. Bromiley, who is in the city from Badger Mountain today states tnat $150uo m cash has already been paid in and that there are now 30 subscribers to the new system. L. J. Coonan, Walter Ball and Will Riser are the directors. WENATCHEE WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 5, 1910. ELEVEN DIED OE TAINTED PEARS Santa Monica, Cal., Jan. s.—Two additional members of the Marquez family, victims of the ptoamine poi soning at a dinner at the home of Mrs. D. G. Valdez. at Sawtelle, died today. Eleven of the twelve who partook of the tainted pears have died and the one survivor is not ex pected to recover. TO HOLD HOLIDAY SMOKER WIIjMKROTH ON EASTERN DIS PLAY AND STEREO PTICAN MOVING PICTURE LECTURE NEXT MONDAY NIGHT. Next Monday night is the regular monthly meeting of the Commercial club and this is to be a special vaf fair. A talk by C. W. Wilmeroth, who had charge of the commercial club exhibit at the National Land & Irrigation congress in Chicago, stere optican moving picture lectures il lustrating tbe California method of handling fruits of all kinds, hot coffee, sandwiches and cigars will be the features. A special invitation is given by the club directors to this meeting Monday night as it is believed that it will be a benefit to all those interested in fruit culture. Mr. Wilmeroth is probably the best posted apple man who has come to Wenatchee from the eastern states and the experience he has had at both the Minneapolis and Chicago exhibits will be very inter esting to this community. No one is more competent to talk about apples than this man, who has spent a life time on South Water street in Chi cago. The moving picture lecture will ex hibit to this appie growing commun ity the .various methods of handling all kinds of fruit in California, as well as the timber industry and the views of California scenery are re ported to be of unusual merit. As this will probably be the last general meeting in the old club rooms the officers of the club wish especial ly to have a large attendance from the growers and business men, whe ther members of the club or not—it makes no difference. UNION SERVICES NEXTMONTH EVANGELICAL WORK BEGINS IN FEBRUARY FOR FIVE NIGHTS A WEEK—LOCAL MINISTERS IN CHARGE. A federation of the ministers of the Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and Christian churches has been ef fected for the purpose of holding evangelical meetings in their churches throughout the month of February. The plans -will not be all perfected until another meeting is held next Monday. Rev. Gist, secretary of the federation, could not be seen at the time of going to press, but it was learned that local ministers will conduct the services. No plans are being made to get any special evan gelists. Two Stages Made Trip. As was stated in the Daily World of yesterday navigation on the Col umbia river here has been suspended for a time, owing to the ice in the harbor. Two stages left the city this morning, being sent out by the Eagle Livery company. One of them went to Chelan and the other to Water ville. Both were filled witb passen gers and mail. Police Judge Pro Tern. Judge Palmer was reappointed po lice judge for the coming year last night by Mayor Gellatly. Judge Pal mer, however, is going to take a two months' vacation and with his wife left last night for California. In the meantime Attorney N. Sorenson has been appointed acting police judge in Judge Palmer's absence. Member of the Associated Press INCORPORATE NEW REALTY CO. HOI3I-WELLS-NICHOLS REAL ES TATE CO. NAME OF NEW FIRM —OWNS BIG EAST WENATCHEE AM) EPHRATA TRACTS. Messrs. R. F. Holm, L. V. Wells and E. A. Nichols are incorporating the Holm-Wells-Nichols Real Estate company. These men need no intro duction to the community, having been identified with W'enatchee ever since the town began to grow. Mr. Wells came over the trail from Ellensburg before the arrival of Jim Hill's first train. He gave Wenat chee its first electric lights and has set out more red apple trees than any other man in Chelan county. He is the president and half owner of We natehee Heights Orchard company, which is successfully growing more than 500 acres' of fine trees on Wheel er Hill, south of the city. Mr. Holm and Mr. Nichols came to Wenatchee in 1901, the former hav ing been identified with the realty business almost continuously since his arrival. With Mr. Wells, Mr. Holm promoted the Wenatchee Fruit Land company, operating in Moses Coulee on what is now the Mansfield branch of the Great Northern. Mr. Nichols was for some years connected with the Wenatchee Produce company and like his associates has large realty interests in and near Wenatchee. The new firm controls Valley View Fruit Farms, lying across the river from town, and have recently acquir ed about 900 acres at Ephrata, the county seat of Grant county. This land is now being platted and will soon be placed on the market. Reard's Addition to Ephrata, which lies with in their holdings, was placed on the market on Friday morning and is now more than half sold. A member of the firm stated that the «ales had al ready exceeded their expectations, as they know the value of the lots and having no objection to holding such of them as are not sold, confidently believing that they will rapidly ap preciate in value. The acreage being platted will, in a large measure, be sold to a colony soon to arrive from one of the southern states, and Ephra ta will become one of the liveliest burgs between here and Spokane. Messrs. Holm and Wells were re cently in the east and have made con nections there which will assist the firm greatly in disposing of Wenat chee property. It is the intention of the new firm to establish a brokerage department which they intend to make the most efficient in the city. It would be well for those desiring to sell Wenatchee property to get in touch with the firm at its quarters, 109 Orondo avenue, in the Columbia Valley Bank building. IMPORTANT HIGH ap SECOND DEBATE OF LEAGUE SERIES AT DAVENPORT MON DAY ON THE COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERNMENT. Schooldom is agog this week over the coming debate between the We natchee and the Davenport high schools. The debate will be the sec ond of the series and as Wenatchee already has carried off the honors in the first one there is a good chance of getting the championship. The first debate was between W. H. S. and the Sprague high school. Each side had three debaters, but in the coming event there Will be only two, Earl Marr and Russel Miller. The subject for Monday's discus sion will be, "Resolved, That the Cities of the Northwest Should Adopt the Dcs Moines System of Govern ment." and the W. H. S. will take the affirmative side this time, as they had the negative before. Each side chooses one judge from the opposi tion and the school board chooses the third. _____ Exhibit Water Colors. The Daker-Porter exhibit at the Howard Thomas jewelery store re ceived a lot of enthusiastic notice yes terday afternoon and today. Regret was expressed that the exhibit could only be here for a few days. A son was born last night to Mr. and Mrs. William Hudson. DELAYED SPECIAL MESSAGE Washington. Jan. 5. —The an- nouncement was made at the White House today that Taft's combined special message regarding the inter state commerce and anti-trust laws would not go to congress until Fri day. illecture ON CALIFORNIA F. W. PRINCE WITH ILLUSTRAT ED TRAVEL TALK ON CALIFOR NIA WILL APPEAR AT COM MERCIAL CLUB MONDAY NIGHT W. F. Carson, advance agent of Frederick William Prince, is in the city today and has made arrange ments with the commercial club for an illustrated travel talk on Califor nia, at the commercial club rooms next Monday night. Mr. Prince ap peared last night before the Elk body in Spokane and the press notices all over the northwest speak very highly of this lecture on southern California with its magnificent scenery, beatui ful homes, orange groves and the thousand things that make California famed not only as a place for a home but for tourist travelers. Mr. Carson after arriving in this city this morn ing feared that the quarantine would interfere with his plans but it is found that the few cases of scarlet fever had so far recovered that it is thought that the quarantine will be lifted the latter part of the week. The travel talk will be a feature of the holiday smoker, whihc is to be given at the commercial club rooms next Monday night. Xo Change ha Police Force. Mayor Gellatly last night, in nam ing N. Inscho as chief of police, stat ed that while it was outside of his province to name the subordinate po lice officers, yet he recommended that i Officers Nelson and Hauser be re tained. Chief of Police Inscho today stated that it was not his intention to make any change in these offices land that both Officers Nelson and Hauser would be retained. REGISTRATION IS VERIP ONLY 125 HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE BOND ELECTION ON ' JANUARY* 15—ROOKS CLOSED [ LAST NIGHT. The registration books for the coming bond election on January 15 closed last night. Only 125 have registered and are entitled to vote at that time. The law prescribes that the book shall close ten days prior to an election. It also pre scribes that all voters must register for all elections after the first of each year. The books for 1909 closed last Friday night and were opened again on the first. Saturday was a legal holiday and but few registered on that day. Monday and Tuesday were really the only days left for registration. The bond election is called for Saturday, January 15, and is for >he purpose of voting bonds to the amount of $50,000. This is to take up old indebtedness and for other public improvements contem plated by the city council. Looking for Erring Spouse. Chief of Police Inscho this morn ing received a letter from a woman in Sedro-Woolley, asking the chief to locate her husband, who had desert ed her at that place. She stated that she was unable to work and the hus band had left her in straightened circumstances. She had heard that the man was in this city and the of ficers are making an effort to locate him. Steamers In the Shipyard. The last of the Columbia & Okano gan steamboat fleet came down the river this morning and was placed in the shipyard, awaiting the clearing of ice from the river. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily ARRESTS PRIOR TO LOCAL OPTION CHIEF IXSCHO'S ANNUAL RE PORT SHOWS REMARKABLE RESULTS OF LOCAL OPTION LAW—ONLY 20 ARRESTS. The report of Chief of Police Inscho for the year ended December 31, 1909, shows a total of 286 arrests, only 20 of which were made after October 1. The other 266 were made between January 1 and September 31. Nearly all of the arrests were for drunkenness and the totals for the different months make some very in teresting comparisons. The month of April seems to have been a very busy one, as 59 arrests were made then, while the average amount of fines was less than $4. Five arrests were made in October, but the aver age of the fines was $9. The highest average that the fines attained was in November, when the eight arrestß of that month averaged the city over $49 each. Following is the report of Chief Inscho in detail: Month Arrests Cash January 17 $241.00 March 20 31.00 February . 15 46.00 April 59 232.00 May 38 258.00 June 27 65.50 July 32 80.00 August 30 46.00 September 28 123.40 October 5 45.00 November 8 393.85 December 7 25.00 Totals 286 $1586.75 Total number of days' labor . . . .739 Meals for prisoners $486.47 Pound fees $116.00 EXPECT BIG PRICES FORJPPLES GEORGE BURGE SAYS THAT INDI CATIONS POINT TO APPLES BRINGING AS HIGH PRICE AS FOUR YE.ARS AGO. "I believe that apples are going to bring very fancy prices this coming spring, equaling that of four years ago, when fancy Winesaps brought $3.50 to $4," said George Burge this morning. "I have in storage about 15,000 boxes, 5,000 of which are Winesaps. The Wenatchee Produce company and the Wenatchee Canning company also have apples In storage. Outside of these I do not. believe that there are over two carloads in the entire valley. From present indica tions I believe that when the Alaska season opens up that all fancy apples will bring dandy prices. The apples this year, too, are keeping in fine shape. This is due in part to the season and also to the care that was used last fall in putting them up. Two years ago all storage apples suffered considerably by the weather condi tions and they had to be repacked, entailing a considerable loss. While $3.50 and $4 seems like a big price for apples, yet people will buy them and will pay this price for them. I foresee a very prosperous year ahead for the Wenatchee valley fruit grow ers. The apple and peach trees are very heavily set and I believe that the coming season is going to be the banner one for this valley. Quarantine Will Be Raised. City Health officer Kaupp stated this morning that Inasmuch as there have been no new cases of scarlet fever yet, in all liklihood the quar antine which has been on for the past week will be lifted next Saturday and that services in the churches may be held as usual. There were but few cases of scarlet fever in the city at any one time and the matter was not considered very serious here. The officers, however, took all necessary precautions to prevent its spread and as a result the scare has died out. G. W. Lockwood for the past few days has busied himself with raising funds to pay off a mortgage on a place of a widow woman living In this city. He has had no special dif ficulty in raising the money but wants to publicly thank the people who have assisted him in this work The recipient of the funds feels very grateful to the friends who assisted her in the time of need. 5c PER COPT SWITCHMEN AGREIO AR BITRATE ACCEDE TO DEMAND TODAY OP RAILROADS AND THE PROS PECTS LOOK BRIGHT FOR SET TLEMENT OF STRUGGLE. Chicago. Jan. s.—The members of the Switchmen's union representing the western railroads today agreed with the General Managers' associa tion to submit their requests for ad vanced wages and change in hours to arbitration under the Erdman act The suggestion to do this was made by the Switchmen's union. ralira WRECK ONE MAX KILLED —ONE BURNED AND A NUMBER SERIOUSLY IN JURED OX O. R. „ X. NEAR THE DALLES. Portland, Jan. 5. —A fatal rear end collision of freight trains oc curred early today on the O. R. & N. a few miles east of Cascade Locks. Ore. T. H. Carson, a Cornet, Mont., cattleman, was killed and a number of persons were injured seriously, the more seriously, T. B. Moore of Burke, Idaho, having his leg broken; George B. Hall of Tacoma, skull frac tured; M. McLean, Maunchank, Pa., arm broken; George Ha Han. brake man, The Dalels, leg broken; Guy Hamlet, residence unknown, head in jured. It is believed that one man was burned to death, name unknown. On the forward part of the west bound freight was an emigrant car and this with the caboose was burned. The first train was preceding slowly when a second train crashed itno it. The wreckage caught fire and it was with difficulty that the injured got out. Word of the wreck was tele graphed to this city and a special train carrying doctors made a flying trip to the scene, and returned here with the injured. It is not believed that any of the injured will did. The responsibility of the wreck Is being investigated. Denounced Convicted NegToes. Kansas City, Jan. 5.- —Judge Ralph H. Latshaw in the criminal court to day sentenced George Reynolds and John Williams, negroes, found guilty of assaulting Mrs. W. F. Jackson, to be hanged February 5. The judge de livered a scathing lecture. He said: "They can not be classed with com mon murderers. It would be an in sult to those men who had at least a spark of manhood in their hardened souls to have such brutes as these put in their class. I do not care to des ecrate the day by ordering these brutes hanged on the legal hanging day." Other prisoners in the jail loudly 'approved the verdict and were so demonstrative that it was necessary to remove the mto another part of the building. 1 Reynolds and Williams were even scored by other prisoners of their own race. The convicted negroes were stolid. Two negro lawyers re fused to prepare appeals for them. _________________ A. A. Bousquet will build a nine room modern house on Miller street near the Turner place. Architect J. W. Sussex made the plans and work will be started in the spring. K. of P. to Confer Ranks. Next Monday night Valley Lodge K. of P. will install officers for tbe coming year at 7:30. At 8:30 a class of twelve will be received to take the first rank of the order. Warmer Weather Coming. Oregon, Washington—Fair today and Thursday, except rain on Coast; not so cold. O. M. Thomason returned today from a several days' stay In Water ville.