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G.N. PROBES PASS in SPOKANE MEN ARE CALLED TO ST. PAUL IN CONNECTION WITH INQUIRY — SECRECY MARKS ACT. Spokane, Jan. 5. —In conection with a sweeping investigation of ir regularities in issuing free transpor tation A. F. S. Steele, chief clerk of General Superintendent E. L. Brown of the Great Northern, and George A. McDonald, chief clerk to Superin tendent L. W. Bowen of the Spokane division, have been called to St. Paul. Superintendent Bowen is also out of the city, but it is not probable that he will be required to give an LESLIE M. SHAW, FORMER SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. The searching inquiry intu tin* methods of the sugar trust which con gress is likely to bring about will call for testimony from many men who have beeu prominent in political life during the last few years. Statements have been made by men now and formerly employed in the customs depart ment which call for replies from Leslie M. Shaw aud Lyman J. Gage, former neeretaries of the treasury. One witness has stated that he told Mr. Shaw iH-rsoiuiliy of crookedness on the Brooklyn docks of the sugar trust, but that he never was able to get any satisfactory action from the treasury depart ment. Only two more days for the Wenatchee people to have a chance to get the choice of these lots. We close Wednesday evening and plat will be out of town for 15 days. We will have but few lots to offer upon our return. Many have accepted this opportunity and if you wish to secure one or more of these choice lots call today or tomorrow as the best will all be sold when we return. Lots 50x120 feet for from $15 to $100 per lot. 1-5 down, balance 16 months. WENATCHEE VALLEY LAND COMPANY O. W. BUTLER PHONE 1433 FRANK OLIVER Wenatchee, Washington OFFICE OPEN EVENINGS accounting. M. J. Welch, chief clerk to the superintendent of the Cas cade division, whose offices are at Everett, is another who has been re called, and the investigation also will touch Montana points. Wholesale issuing of trip passes to employment agents has caused the in vestigation, interstate comaerce of ficials having joined with the railroad authorities in ordering the probe. Secrecy Marks Probe Tiie investigation here hes been conducted with the utmost secrecy. General Superintendent Bro'vn and Division Superintendent L. W. Bowen denied knowledge of any proposed in quiry and Mr. Steel said Sun lay that he had not been recalled, but left the city shortly after. Information was obtained, however, from an authentic source, with the further statement that Frank J. Gavin of the office of Superintendent R. C. Morgan of the Marcus division probably will suc ceed Mr. Steel in the general super intendent's office. Mr. Gavin was the only chief clerk in the Spokare offices THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1910. who is not affected by the recent dis closures. For a long time, according to the facts now before the investigating of ficials, employment agencies, Italian padrones and others who transport a large number of laborers have been conniving to obtain trip passes in large quantities. The chief clerks have entire charge of issuing passes and are in position to give out any amount of free transportation with out the knowledge of the superintend ents themselves. The interstate commerce authori ties have taken a hand because the is suance of wholesale quantities of trip passes violates the government regu lation which requires that railroads submit periodically complete lists of all passes issued. An employment agent in St. Paul, it is said, precipitated the investiga tion by reporting the situation to rail road heads after he had become dis gruntled in a controversy. President Hill at once ordered an inquiry and instructions were issued to the local men by Superintendent Brown. Dr. Cook Has Not Withdrawn Cash. New York, Jan. 5. —Dr. Cook has never made use of the $15,000 letter of credit he obtained from the Car negie Trust company just before he disappeared about a month ago. ac cording to a statement made by R. B. Moorhead. secretary of the banking institution. The explorer also has a large cash credit with this trust company which can not be withdrawn before Feb ruary 1. as it is a time deposit. Thomas, the man who makes the watch go. •** Town Is So Good It Needs No Judge. Hillsdale, Mich., Jan. 5. —Justice of the Peace Frisby resigned yester day because local option has made Hillsdale so good that there is noth ing for a justice of the peoce to do. See Frank L. Jones for fine watch repairing. *** Hay, $21.50 a ton. W. E. Mor ton. ••* Howard E. Gray, one of Wenat chee's new arrivals from the Sound, states that he is greatly pleased with the valley and will make his home here. Mr. Gray intends building a home here as soon as he can relieve himself of some responsibilities in Olympia. The foot ills of all mankind would be unknown if everyone would wear "Ralston" foot wear. See our show window. Schade & Parshall Co. Thomas, the man who makes the watch go. *** ♦ CITY NEWS. ♦ +♦♦+♦+♦++♦+♦♦♦♦♦ The Waterville stage arrived here about noon today, loaded with pas sengers. The Chelan stage will not be in until towards evening. We are exhibiting three of the most noted shoe lines on the market —"Ralston Shoes" for men; "The S. L. Pierce Shoes" for children, and "Duttenhofer Shoes" for ladies. See our show window. * * * SCHADE & PARSHALL CO. The Ellis-Forde Co. invites every body in town who desires to get good attention from our clerks to come to our store in the mornings and do their buying. In the afternoons our clerks are taxed to their limit. *** Closing out our line of violins, mandolins and guitars at half price. Frank L. Jones. *** It cost the Ellrs-Forde Co. thou sands of dollars in cold cash to buy the Custer clothing stock of Belling hom. The sequel to this is that we are able to sell to you cheaper than any one else. **** Fred Chase, who was injured re cently, is still confined to his bed but is getting along very well. ++++++♦++++♦++++ + TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. + +++++♦+* + ♦ + + + + + WANTED. WANTED —Woman to assist with plain sewing and light housework by the hour, day or week. Phone 91. 1-7 ROOMS FOR RENT. FOR RENT—TWO FURNISHED rooms with bath. Board if de sired. Call 2507. 1-6 APPRENTICE WANTED. WANTED —Good apprentice girl at the Perfection Hair Store. 105 North Mission. 1-7 PURSE FOUND. FOUND —January 1, coin purse, small sum of money. Can get same by paying for ad and calling at No. 5 D Street South. 1-5 WANTED. HOUSECLEANING by the day. Tele phone 3163. 1-7 HOUSEWORK WANTED. WANTED —General housework, by experienced girl. Address N. X., Daily World. 1-5 Don't all wait until Saturday to buy at the Bankrupt Sale at the Big Store. Better come in now and take advantage of classy merchandise at rock bottom prices. **• Watch our windows. The prices we give you at our Bankrupt Sale are something that should attract every economical buyer. The cause of these prices is our lucky buy of 61 cents on tbe $1.00. **** If 61c on the $1.00 is any induce ment to get your wants now why not lay in a stock and save money. Every thing in the Ellis-Forde store is mark ed cheaper than you have ever bought before. *** If you have a fine watch you should be very particular as to where you have it repaired. More fine timepieces are ruined by incompetent workmen than are worn out by use. We give our most careful attention to this branch of our business and are care ful that every job is turned out in first class condition. We make a specialty of railway and other high class watch work. HOWARD THOMAS. *** Expert Watchmaker. The Custer Clothing Co. Stock Sale at the Ellis-Forde store is a winner. Every person in Wenatchee should take advantage of our luck buy 61 cents on the $1.00. *** OLD CITY OFFICIALS STEPDOWN (Continued from Page One.) committee will take an option on the site in this addition. Mayor Paid Tribute to Old Council. In closing up the work of the old council last night Mayor Gellatly ex pressed his appreciation of the work of the old council. He told of the friendly relations that had always existed among the councilmen and how zealous each member had been in the transaction of the city's busi ness and he also bespoke the same kind of relations with the new coun cil. Following the adjournment Messrs. Russi, Holcomb and Porter took a back seat and Messrs. Halbert. Russell, Stacy and Begg advanced to the front and, with Mayor Gellatly, subscribed to the oath of office as ad ministered by Clerk Sumner. The mayor then read his list of commit tee assignments and also announced his selection of the appointive offi cers. These were confirmed by the council. Following the appointments of of ficers. Mayor Gellatly voiced the sen- BEGIN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT Put Your Windows on a Midnight Flat Rate Hang Up An ELECTRIC SIGN : Get Our Rates Wenatchee Elediric Co. I tlment of the council in special in structions to the appointees. He ex pressed himself very much pleased with the ability of Water Commis sioner P. H. Sherburne in handling the water situation but insisted on a more uniform courtesy to the pa trons of the water department. He stated that there has been a very gen eral compla'nt of discourteous treat ment and he insisted that the council would not uphold him in this. To the city engineer the mayor stated that it was the desire of the council that all plans for public improve ments should be of the strongest pos sible character, that the citizens were willing to pay for the best and he in sisted that the rating of all public works in this city should be of the highest. The new council then entered into quite a discussion as to the drafting of an ordinance providing for the cre ation of an office of building, plumb ing and lighting inspector. The may or suggested that the duties of these positions might be filled by the fire chief and the office practically made self-supporting. Some of the mem bera considered that the fire depart ment should have two salaried men and did not like the idea of the fire thief being mixed in with these other jobs. The matter was laid over for another week, giving the new mem bers of the council time to consider it. i It is generally considered that the new council as it stands is a strong one and it is expected that though the business of the coming year will be very strenuous, yet it is believed that the men are big enough to han- die the city affairs in a business-lil way. A REAL SNAP. 160 Acres adjoining the town of Paceros. of which 25 Acres is in Bear ing Orchard of the best commercial varie ties of apples and some smaller fruit. Land perfectly level, of best soil and fenced and cross fenced. About 100 acres is un der cultivation, of which 50 is in fall grain. Six-room house, barn, cellar and other outbuild ings. Everything on the place goes, which includes household goods, farm implements, live stock. Every acre of this land comes under high line ditch, now under construction. $15,000 will buy it if sold soon. Party with a reasonable amount of cash can handle this proposi tion. For further and more com plete particulars Address G. D. J. CARE DAILY WORLD, Wenatchee, Wash.