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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily VOL. V. NO. 148. DEDICATE HEW U » lie «&AND BALL AND BANQUET AN MOUNCED FH)R FEBRUARY 7 WHEN NEW STRUCTURE WILL BE TURNED OVER TO CLUB. The handsome Commercial Club building will be formally turned over to the building committee on Monday, February 7, and this event will be celebrated by a grand ball and ban quet. At that time the committee expects to turn the building over to the Commercial club fully finished and furnished. Plans are being for mulated by the committee for the celebration on that night and it is expected to be one of the greatest so cial events that has been given in this city for years. The committee is preparing a list of sub-committees which will have this affair in charge. The list will be announced in the course of a few days. The ball will be iv the handsome assembly room. This is 50x64, has a hardwood floor and will be put in shape by a sandpapering machine which will be brought here from Se attle. The best *music available, elab orately arranged banquet, perfect lighting and all the accessories that so to make up a swell evening's enter tainment will be a part of the pro gram as arranged for that evening. Messrs. Russell. Littlefield and Thompson feel very much pleased at the progress of the work on the new building. It will be completed prac tically on time and not only will it be completed but it will be furnished in accord with the $30,000 property of the club. Ed S. Russell of the building committee has volunteered to furnish the ladies' and gentlemen's reet rooms; A. C. Dallach will pro vide the furniture for the secretary's room and it is likely that other pub lic spirited citizens will also volun teer to furnish some of the other rooms. Any way the committee feelß safe in saying that the new club room will be as elaborately and handsome ly arranged as any club room in the state. The citizens of Wenatchee are be ginning to express their approval of the efforts of the building committee in completing this structure. There are but few cities in the state that can boast of a $30,000 club room with as little indebtedness as there will be against this one. This has taken strenuous efforts on the part of the moving spirits and all the busi ness acumen of the building commit tee has been brought to bear in tbe completion of this cndertaking. To celebrate the event of the com pletion and formal turning over to the organization in the city the grand ball of February 7 has been an nounced and it in expected that the entertainment will be of the char acter that will be talked of for years to come. Naturally there will be short dedicatory services, but these will be brief and the main event of the evening will be the dancing, the banquet and the getting acquainted with the now building. It will be heated and lighted throughout and it is expected that most of the people of this city will visit it on this occasion for the first time. Later—Ed. S. Russell, of the build ing committee, went to Seattle last night and phoned to H. C. Littlefleld today that he had had a conference with officers of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and he stated that a large number of the Seattle organ ization with their wives desire to be present at the opening of the new commercial club rooms here but can not be present on February 7. the date that* was agreed upon here by the building committee, but would be able to be here on Friday evening, February 11. Believing that a more friendly relation would be establish ed between the members of the We natchee Commercial club and of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce it has been deemed best to postpone the date of the grand ball and opening until Friday evening It is expected that a whole train load of Seattle people will be here at that time. Dr. Ruseel T. Congdon went to Spokane to appear before the examin ing board in order to secure his li cence to practice in this state. APPRECIATE (KIM FORT STATION SOMETHING FOR NOTHING IN WE NATCHEE—COMFORT STATION AND LOUNGING ROOM POPULAR RESORT. The comfort station opened by J. M. Duffy during the holidays has filled a long felt want in Wenatchee, and its patronage is Increasing every day. The place is not generally known as it will be later, as it is taking in no money and consequently none is spent for publicity. Mr. Duffy had a vacant finished basement that did not rent well so he turned it over to the public as a comfort station and rest room. An attendant is in charge and the place is kept heated and in order. There are tables where guests may read or play cards, and visitors will find it a pleasant re treat during the cold weather, where they can warm up and put in any sur plus time, without feeling any occa sion to spend money. Kill HUSBAND FOR INSURANCE FRED REEVES REVEALED SENSA TIONAL HISTORY OF RESPECT ED CITIZEN OF EPHRATA YES TERDAY IN DIVORCE SITT. Fred Reeves was in Ephrata yes terday as attorney for J. Stupka, of Quincy, in his petition for divorce. After a most sensational statement of f.-.cts relating to tbe life of Mr. Stup ka the divorce was granted by Judge Steiner. Mr. Reeves' client is one of the best known and respected of the Quincy residents. Besides owning valuable farm property he owns a block in the city and is considered very well fixed. The story as told in court, however, revealed facts which have been a closed book in his life for a great many years Mr. Stupka wnen a young man lived in Chicago. He was a painter by trade and of Bohemian extraction. He lived in the Bohemian portion of the city and the life insurance com panies had worked Ctoa section pretty thoroughly. Mr. Stupka, like a great many of his neighbors, carried a pol icy. It became noticeable that a great many of the Bohemian heads of the families were dying and the pol icies were paid over to the wives. One evening Mr. Stupka heard his wife plotting with several other wo men regarding taking his life so that they might secure his policy. Stupka rushed out of the house and hunting tip a policeman asked him to save him. The actions of the man caused the police to think that he was de mented and the story that he told went to confirm his opinion. He was taken into custody and given a trial for his sanity and after a hearing was committed to Kankakee, tbe state asylum, where he served for two years. He escaped from this institu tion and went to Minnesota to live, finally drifting ont to Washington in 1596. He settled at Quincy and has prospered. In the meantime, how ever, Stupka sent home to Chicago funds to assist his wife in raising the family. Some attorney had told him that after a ten-years' absence from his wife that there was no chance for the wife to make a claim for any property rights which the husband might acquire. Last year a grown son of the man spent the summer with him in Quincy and sized up what property his father had accumu lated. He went home and the mother instituted suit for divorce and an equal interest in the property. Mr. Stupka came to Wenatchee and em ployed the firm of Reeves & Reeves to represent him and a compromise was affected with the woman on the property rights, and yesterday Judge Steiner granted tho divorce as peti tioned by Stupka. The man is a good citizen of Quincy and few knew the life history as revealed in court. Warmer, With Snow. Washington—Rain in the west portion and snow in the east por tion tonight and Friday; warmer; high southeasterly winds. Mrs. Frank Baker is seriously ill with an attack of rheumatism. WENATCHEE WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1910. HONOLULU HEARD AT WALLAWALLA WAL L A WAL L A WIRELESS HEARD STEAMSHIP KOREA LEAVING HONOLULU—LOCAL STATION HEARD KLAMATH. The wireless service in this state is developing slowly, especially on the eastern side. Coast stations are doing good work, but east of the' mountains there has not been the same success yet, although the trou ble seems to lie in the necessity of expert adjustment, as well as in cer tain necessary changes that are un derstood better now than at the time the stations were installed. An expert is expected in Wenat chee shortly. At present he is in the neighborhood of Walla Walla and seems to have gotten the station there in pretty good working order. Messages from the steamship Korea were picked up there recently as the steamer was passing Waikiki beach. The marine messages appear to trav el better than the land ones do, and while the Korea's operator could make himself heard as far inland as Walla Walla, over 2000 miles way, it would not be possible for the Walla Walla plant to send a message back so far. When a steamer is very far out at sea the wireless messages are sent from the Bellingham station, even from Seattle, although the re turn messages can be picked up any where. The local station does not seem to have power enough, and its aerial is not as high by 60 feet as the one at Walla Walla. On the other hand the Spokane aerial is high up on top of a skyscraper and yet the sta tion there does not give satisfactory service yet. Operator Selman at the Wenatchee station states that he has succeeded in cummnnlcating with Yakima, although he is not ready to give commercial service there yet. At night he can hear the ships at sea very closely and has intercepted mes sages from the steamers Watson, Tmatilla, Governor, Col. E. L. Drake and others. But tbe ships either can not or will not hear him. So far Mr. Selman has not bad a very exciting time at his out of the way office, and says that he wishes there were an amateur outfit near by to exchange with. Messages were fairly roaring into the local station last night and one was heard from the steamer Klamath reporting to Eureka, Cal., 15 miles northwest of Seal rock. "All is weTl." ADRIAN ATTRACTS NOTICE LIVELY INTEREST SHOWN IN SEW TRACT ON GREAT NORTH ERN MIDWAY BETWEEN SPO KANE AND WENATCHEE. The town of Adrian, 63 miles east of Wenatchee on the Great Northern, i-? pretty well owned by Wenatchee business men already. The sale of town lots began last Monday and lasted only three days, but the Ad rian country was so well known in this neighborhood that three days were more than enough to sell out the cream of the lots, on the terms that were offered. The sctence of real estate has been so rapidly that it is as easy now for a man with a small salary to buy town lots as it has been to run a small account with a savings bank. As a result the investors of today are car rying their surplus moneys in little real estate investments more than ever before. The Adrian lots went to dozens of individuals who thought as little of paying one-fifth down on a $15 six teen months' time proposition as they used to think of putting small coins in the baby's bank. Money does not multiply itself in an iron receptacle as it does in apple lands or town lots tributary thereto. The Adrian plat was taken from the city today and will be placed at the disposal of Adrian and Wilson Creek investors for the next 15 days. Messrs. O. W. Butler and Frank Oliver have' the plat and will bring it back to Wenatchee at the end of that time. J. G. Debord of Leavenworth is in the city today. Member of the Associated Press OFFICES FILLED BY ABLE MEN COUNTY ATTORNEY KEMP HAS MADE ANNUAL REPORT TO GOY. HAY AND PAYS TRIBUTE TO OFFICIALDOM OF COUNTY. The annual report of Prosecuting Attorney Fred Kemp for the year ending December 31, 1909, just pre sented to Governor Hay as required by law, shows that, of the informa tions filed and handled in the su perior court since Mr. Kemp went into office there have been 23 con victions, 7 acquittals, 4 cases dis missed by the court on constitutional or other questions of law, 5 cases nolle-prossed before trial because of failure or insufficiency of evidence, and one case, that of the State against John G. FriU, still pending. Of the 29 criminal cases handled by the prosecutor in the various jus tice courts of the county, 27 convic tions were had to two acquittals. In the superior court during the last year the fines imposed amounted to $695, all of which has been paid except the $100 fine against J. C. McCormick of Cashmere for selling intoxicating liquor to a minor, which case was taken to the supreme court in appeal, but there just recently af firmed. The justice court fines im posed during this period amounted altogether to $688. The larger of the superior court fines included a fine of $250 imposed against Henry Ellis of Cashmere for selling intox icating liquor without a license after the town council had revoked his license, and the fine of $200 against E. C. Carter of Chiwaukum for sell ing intoxicating liquor without a li cense. Two cases were presented before the state supreme court, appeals hav ing .been taken in the cases of the State against Ludwig Myrberg on a conviction of rape, and the State against J. C. McCorn \!ok; both of the judgments of guilty had in the lower court were there affirmed. One case is still pending before the supreme court, the case of the State versus John E. Praul, convicted of trespass upon a mineral claim in the Red Mountain mining district north of Leavenworth. Besides the criminal cases the prosecuting attorney has represented the state in twenty-two default di vorce cases tried in the superior court of Chelan county this last year. He has prosecuted to judgment four tax foreclosure cases, and at this time has several' other such actions pending. During the year there was comprvi mised favorably to the county a civil suit brought by the county against the Lilly Lake Irrigation Co. for damages to the county road up Stem ilt canyon caused by the breaking of the lake reservoir. The law provides that the prose cuting attorney shall at the end of each year make a report to the gov ernor, not only of the amount and nature of the business transacted by him, but calls for such other state ments and suggestions as may be deemed useful, and Mr. Kemp's re port concludes as follows: "I beg to report that the county offices are all filled by capable and conscientious men, who are giving the county good and faithful service in their respective positions. My examination of their offices has sat isfied me that tne county work is be ing done well, and as thoroughly and methodically as the conveniences furnished by the county will permit. The jail is wholly inadequate to pres ent needs, but it is clean and the prisoners are well cared for. The plans for a separate jail building of modern construction and to cost about $10,000 are now in prepara tion, and the present board of coun ty commissioners has favorably con sidered the building of such a jail in the near future. "In connection with my own official duties and the enforcement of the law, I beg to make special mention of the work of tbe sheriff, J. E. Fer guson, to whom much of the credit 19 due for what success we have had in the prosecution of criminal cases. Personally I can not conceive of there being an efficient prosecution of criminal business and the admin istration of justice unless these two offices in particular be united and co operate to uphold the law. I also want to note my appreciation of the support given by the good citizens of Chelan county (and they are in the very great majority) in the enforce ment of law, for in the last analysis all law and order depends, not upon courts and prosecutors, but upon the people themselves." STAND WHEN FLAG IE IS PLAYED UNCLE SAM'S SOLDD3RS MUST RESPECT THE FAVORITE NA TIONAL Ant, ACCORDING TO A LATE ORDER, "Oh say can you see " Everybody standing where the band reaches that point? Not always. In the first place there is a great deal of uncertainty as to just what should be the rule when the "Star-Spangled Banner" begins waving. The follow ing order appears in the latest num ber of the Army and Navy Journal: There are two occasions on which officers and enlisted men are required to stand at attention when "The Star- Spangled Banner" is played, name ly: 1. When the air is played by a band on a formal occasion, other than retreat, at any place where per sons belonging to the military ser vice are present in their official ca pacity, in which case officers and en listed men stand at attention throughout the playing of the air. 2. When the flag is lowered at retreat and aboard transport when the flag is hoisted at guard mount ing. In this case part of the cere mony is the playing of the "Star- Spangled Banner" (or "To the Color" when there is no band), and another part of the salute to the flag. All of ficers and enlisted men out of ranks stand at attention facing the flag while the air is being played and at the last note of the music salute in the prescribed manner. Sentinels on post in the vicinity of a place where the ceremonies men tioned above are taking place follow the rule for soldiers out of ranks, provided their duties are not such as to prevent their doing so; in the first case, standing at attention facing outward from the post throughout the play ing of the air, and in the sec ond case, standing at attention fac ing the flag until the last note of the music and then rendering the sa lute prescribed for the weapon with which they are armed. By order of the secretary of war. J. FRANKLIN BELL, Major Gen. Chief of Staff. ______________________ _ New Tank Being Completed. The new tank for the Great North ern Railway cbmpany, located south of the new depot, is being erected and will be ready for use within a short time. BEGIN RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL Washington. D. C. Jan. 6.—The house committee on rivers and har bors began to frame the annual rivers and harbors bill today, start ing several weeks of open hearings. It is understood that the bill will be introduced in the house on the first Monday in February and will De returned to the house for action at the end of that week. From reliable sources today it is learned that the demands of Oregon and Washington, as outlined in the estimates of the army engineers, will be substantially granted. In Oregon, the Columbia River will receive most of the attention of con gress and the work there will be kept up this year with the additional appropriations asked for by the en gineers. In Washington, Tacoma and Olym pia harbors are to be improved, be sides the river improvements asked tor. The committee hopes to have the bill ready early in February. Will Start Big Pump. City Water Commissioner Sher burne today stated that the intake for the new pumping station had been cleaned out and it was expected to start the big pump going today. It is thought that this will solve the water problem in this city and that there would be no further trouble in securing an adequate supply of wa ter. The different plumbing houses in the city report almost as much trou ble with the water pipes this year as there was last year. But few of the houses are so arranged in the city but what the cold weather will effect the plumbing. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily SATURDAY'SHORTI CULTURAL MEET INTERESTING PROGRAM AR RANGED ON SUBJECTS PERTI NENT TO THE CULTURE OF FRUIT. Program. Saturday, January Bth, 10:30 a. m. "Benefits Derived from Auxili aries," Vice President D. N. Gellatly. "Budding and Grafting," George H. Farwell. Question Box. Afternoon— 1 p. m.—"Soils and Their Fertil ity," Prof. Trumble, horticulturist Wenatchee schools. "Grading of Apples." C. W. Wil meroth. "Cold Storaging of Fruit," L. G. Olds. Arranging for state meeting. Jan uary 12, 13 and 14. Professor Trumble received word yesterday that his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Trumble, aged 68, died at Sprague. He left for Sprague this morning. M'COIICK P RAGE FORSENATE TACOMA LUMBER BARON SEES DEFEAT STARING HIM IN THE FACE IN RACE AND WILL QUIT BEFORE HE BEGINS. Tacoma, Jan. 6. —R. L. McCormick, the lumber baron, is about to with draw as a candidate for the United States senate. His withdrawal will be quite unobtrusive, as befitting the retreat of a rich and dignified per son, but it will be none the less a withdrawal, even though it be soft jfooted. | Within the last few days it has be j gun to dawn on the Weyerhauser j manager that all he has read and j heard of senatorial reform was writ | ten and said in real earnest, and was mo part political buncombe; that the ' people are wearied of moneyed inter ! ests' domination in national affairs, j and that there is no hope of success jin Washington for a candidate of his class and character. Confronted with the certainty of I defeat- -defeat that could not be averted by any expenditure of money, no matter how large—McCormick bowed to the inevitable and sank his political aspirations himself rather than watch them go to the bottom under the fire of the people's ballots. Defeated Four Tears Ago. When McCormick made his unsuc cessful attempt to become mayor of Tacoma four years ago, he learned I that he was no favorite with the peo-| pie, no matter how high he stood in the regard of the merchants and busi ness men. Since that time he has j gradually lost whatever following he may have had by his cheap political j | trickery and his puerile political j j schemes. His crude buying of news | paper writeups and the extravagant praise he purchased for himself sick-i ened those who respected him as ft successful business man. It became evident to all that his ambition to sit in the senate was the child of his personal vanity, coupled with a de sire to aid and abet the "interests." Having never had any popular sup port, and having lost nearly all class allegiance, the situation became clear, even to his vision, dimmed as it was by his wealthbred conceit, and he is now allowing his "campaign" to lapse, to die of inanition. R. L. McCormick has at last learn ed that the people of Washington will not elect a lumber trust magnate or any ocher trust magnate to the United States senate. Cp-River Stage. The stage for up-river left about 8:45 this morning. It was a fine covered rig. with pretty good horses, and, while not quite as comfortable as the boats, was a great improve ment on some of the open-faced rigs that have gone over the road. Completing Sub-Station. The sub-station of the Entiat Light & Power company, located south of the courthouse, is being completed and the transformers and other fix tures are being installed. 5c PER COPY 11 or » mi Mi nn ATTORNEY GENERAL WICKER SHAM SENDS ALL PAPERS IN GLAVIS CASE TO (X)NGRESS— BITTER TOWARDS INFORMANT. Washington, Jan. 6 —Louis R. Glavis, formerly chief of the field division of the general land office, suf fered megalamania and was not im bued with a deep sense of patriotic duty in making his charges against Secretary of the Interior Ballinger and others in connection with the coal land claims in Alaska, according to Attorney General Wickersham, whose report on the controversy was sent to congress today by Taft. Wickersham severely arraigned Glavis. All the papers in the case were sent to congress in response to a resolution of Senator Flint of Cal ifornia. The attorney general's state ment recites the charges preferred against Ballinger by Glavis on August IS. He reviews the status of the Cunningham group of coal lands in Alaska and states Ballinger's rela tions with tho claimants. He cites the laws bearing on the case and quotes many letters written by Glavis and others regarding the claims and resultant controversy. In the opin ion of Wickersham the charges of im proper action were entirely dis proved. He says that Ballinger was scrupulously careful in his eonenction with the matter. The suggestion "That it is unlawful for Ballinger to have any professional relations with these claimants because of his pre vious incumbency of the office of commissioner of the land office is in my opinion unsound." SENATOR PERKINS INJURED FELL THIS MORNING OH THK SLIPPERY SIDEWALKS OP WASHINGTON AND THEHE IS A CHANCE HE WON T RECOVER. Washington, Jan. t>.—Senator Per kins of California slipped on the icy I sidewalk today and it is believed he seriously injured his spine. Senator Perkins struck the ground with terrific force and lay several seconds in a dazed condition. Dr. G Lloyn Magruder was summoned and | declared the senator had severeyl | wrenched his spine and had addi : fional painful injuries about his body. ! Perkins has been in poor health for ! some time and his physicians do not I feel justified in stating how soon he j will recover. SHOT AUBURN CITY MARSHALL MAN BEING ARRESTED FOR DRUNKENNESS DREW GUN AND VERY SERIOUSLY INJURED OF FICER. Seattle, Jan. 6. —City Marshal Roehl of Auburn, 22 miles south of Seattle, was shot and seriously in jured last night by Howard Williams, who with two companions escaped to Sumner where they were captured. They had been drinking heavily in the various saloons. After the shooting the three men left town, be ing pursued by deputy sheriffs. Williams and his companions had been arrested for creating a dis turbance. On the way to Jail Will iams drew a revolver and shot Roehl in the mouth, the bullet just missing his windpipe and lodging in the mus cles of the neck. It was removed by surgeons. Roehl will recover. Mrs. Margaret Thomason arrived today on No. 4, from New West minster.