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Wenatchee's Big Bed Apple Daily
VOL. V. NO. 256.
LARGEST BATTLESHIP 111
I WORLD IS LAUNCHED
Florida Was Dropped into Water Today
in the N. Y. Navy Yard—Govern
ment Claims That This Is the Most
Powerful Vessel Now Afloat
New York, May 12. —The
ship in the American navy slid of!
the ways today at the New York navj
yard, when the battleship Florids
dropped into the water. Later on,
when the Arkansas and the Wyo
ming, now under construction, are
afloat, they will exceed tbe Florid:
in size by 3,000 tons, a difference
sufficient to make a pretty good lit
tie liner in itself. The Florida her
self is by no means finished, for as
she went off the ways today she was
only about 60 per cent advanced
toward completion, which means that
she was not much more than a vast
empty hull and still awaits all of the
thousand boilers and main and sec
ondary engines and armor and
equipment that go to make up the
ship ready for commission.
Probably there is not a battleship
afloat that could tackle the Florida
on even terms, when her command
er's flag flies from the ungraceful,
but formidable, skeleton masts
which will be placed upon her. that
Is, provided the naval designers do
not change their minds, as to the
utility of this novel feature of ma
rine architecture within the next IS
months, by which time the Florida
should be in commission.
The ship Is the first of any real
importance to be constructed in a
government navy yard for a number
of years and naturally her perform
ance will be watched with keen in
terest by the private shipbuilders,
who are now building her sister ship
♦he Utah in Camden, N. J. As a
matter of fact the North Dakota,
built by tbe Fore River Ship Build
ing company, and the Delaware, con
structed at Newport News, with the
Florida and Utah will make what is
described as a unit In naval parlance,
meaning that these vessels are prac-
tically of the same type and may be
expected to operate together in naval
warfare. The North Dakota and the
Delaware are nearly two thousand
tons smaller than the other two ves
sels, though the armament is prac
tically the same and the smaller ves
sels indeed are rated at about a
quarter of a knot faster.
The Florida is 521 feet 6 inches
long, nearly as long as two city
blocks; her beam Is 88 feet 2Vz
inches; she draws 28% feet of wa
ter and displaces 21,825 tons in
light order, while when fully loaded,
with her supplies and ammunition,
ROGERS GREAT WE
WELL KNOWN BIG BENDER SAYS
POSSIBILITIES OF RED APPLE
CITY CAME OVER HIM LIKE A
"It all came over me like a
dream," said A. L. Rogers, of Water
ville. the other day in discussing the
possibilities of the big red apple met
ropolis. "I never realized it before;
in fact I thought the boys down
there on the flat were yelling too
hard. I thought they were beyond
their notch, but I can see now that
It is only a question of a few years
when Wenatchee will be a city of
25,000 to 30,000 inhabitants. Even'
element is there, including location
and wealth, and the best bunch of
boosters on earth."
Managers of Twilight League to Meet
For the purpose of making final
arrangements in regard to the base
ball games that are to be played this
season, the managers of the Twilight
league will meet tonight at 8 p. m.,
in the office of the city engineer, in
the Commercial Club building.
Tammany club today moved tbelr
culinary department and rendezvous
from the rooms over the postoffice to
tbe corner of C and First Street
North. The members of the associa
tion have been contemplating this
change for some time and rejoice
now in the realization of their hope.
she will measure up to 23,033 tons.
Her estimated speed is 20 3-4 knots,
which would have been regarded a
few years ago as the topnotch for
a swift unarmored cruiser. She will
carry 2,500 tons of coal in her bunk
ers, which should enable her to
make the round trip across the At
lantic at half speed. Parsons tur
bine engines, built in the New York
navy yard, of the enormous power of
28,000 horsepower, will maintain
the high speed of this big ship and
the steam will be supplied by sec
The main battery of the ship will
consist of ten 12-inch rifles arranged
in pairs in turrets. Looking at her
bow-on one would think that the
Florida had what is called super
posed or double-decked turrets like
the Kearsarge and the Kentucky,
but as a matter of fact there are only
two guns in each of the five turrets
and the second turret in the fore
part of the ship is necessarily ele
%*ated on a superstructure so as to
be able to fire freely over the top of
the foremast turret. There is a very
formidable secondary battery com
posed of sixteen 5-inch rapid flrers,
four three-pounders, two one-pound
ers and a number of machine guns.
There are also two 21-inch sub
merged tubes for torpedoes.
Just what the armor is to be on
these ships the naval designers will
not tell. That marks the adoption
of a new policy 'n the American
navy, where heretofore It has been
customary to set out in smallest de
tail in the chief constructor's report
the thickness of every inch of armor
on the ship. It is believed though
that the side armor will average
about 12 inches and that It will be
extended over a length of the ship
heretofore uncovered and will be
much wider than the ordinary ar
mor belt, so as not to expose the
under body of the ship when she
rolls in a sea wave.
It will take more than a thousand
men to manage this great fighting
machine; the minimum requirement
is 60 officers and 954 enlisted men.
The estimated cost of the ship com
plete is $6,000,000, as fixed in the
act of May 13, 1908. Her keel was
laid March 9, 1909, so that the na
val constructors have reason to be
proud of the rapidity with which
they have carried on their work.
LOCAL ATHLETES GO
In order to be present at the an
nual track meet at Pullman, where
practically all of the high schools of
the state will compete next Saturday
on the field for athletic honors, ten
boys from the Wenatchee high school
leave today on train No. 4 for Pull
man. About 300 students will be
present to make a show of strength
and skill in various ways. Those
leaving today from this city are
Coach Wescott. G. Harter, E. Lake,
H. Tweed, J. Hyatt, M. Ross, C.
George, G. Collier, R. Miller and
It is expected that Collier, in the
dash, and that Harter, in the ham
mer throw, will carry off first hon
ors, and others are also hopeful of
making a fine showing.
Miss Finch Entertains.
Miss Mildred Finch gave a very
charming entertainment yesterday at
her home to a number of her young
lady friends. Late in the afternoon
light refreshments were served.
Those enjoying the hospitality of
Miss Finch were: Miss Sylva Grant.
Miss Ellda Nordeen, Miss Mamie
Walsh, Miss Jessie Lewis, Miss Zel
ma Reeves, Miss Anna Sumner, Miss
Eva Black, Miss Hazel Halbert. Miss
Elizabeth Graves. Miss Pearl Whis
nand and Miss Ethel Ardron.
Thelma Case Postponed.
Thelma Stanley, arrested for vag
rancy, is at liberty on cash bail
amounting to $100. Her trial is set
for the last day of the month.
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1910.
NEWS OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONER KINNEY TAKING
ACTIVE INTEREST IN ROAD
Two bents are washed away from
the Cashmere bridge on the north
side, making it necessary for the
farmers to go around by the way of
the east Cashmere bridge to cross
the river. An old house belonging
to Frank Miller that was just above
the bridge has gone down the river.
It threatened the bridge where it
stood and an effort was made to fire
it, but the house was carried off be
fore very much of it had burned. It
chanced to graze the bridge and did
Reports are that the Wenatchee
is higher now than It generally is
at ordinary high water.
Straightening Main Road.
Commissioner Kinney has been
taking an active interest in outlying
county roads, according to reports
from up the Wenatchee. At present
he is giving his time to straighten
ing the main road between Leaven
worth and Peshastin, putting on sub
division lines, as nearly as possible.
A combination bridge across the
Peshastin about five miles from its
mouth is being built by the county.
Use of the dangerous graveyard
hill grade on the Chumstick is no
longer necessary, as the bridge over
the Chumstick, that was started last
fall, is ready now, as is also the grade
that leads to its approach.
SEA WALL IS ABOUT DONE.
Great Northern Near End of Its Rip
Everett, May 12. —The work of
double tracking and rlprapplng the
Great Northern coast line between
Seattle and Everett is now practical
ly completed. In many places the
road haß been straightened, lessen
ing the distance between the two
cities. The riprapping gives a per
manent sea wall of rock.
Washington.—Fair tonight and
FIRST GAME MAY 17—LEAGUE
BULLETINS IN PROMINENT
Elaborate plans for the exploiting
of the Twilight league games are
made. Bulletins in the pool halls
and cigar stands will tell the fans,
all there is to know about the pro
grams of the games.
Results of games just played are
to be telephoned at once to both the
atres and announced on the screens.
Existing lineups for the teams of
the Twilight league are subject to
some changes. Following is the way
that the lineups stand today:
Republics—Reeves c, Dixon p,
Gibbons p, Dittman lb, Richenbach
2b, Ferguson outfield, Adams ss,
Chapman outfield, Sterling 3b, Yo
cum outfield, F. Ross outfield, and
Tammany—Grimshaw 2b, Jones
ss, Schau if, Armstrong 3b, Crist c,
Robinson rf, Sorenson lb, Ross cf,
Hill p, Cramblette p.
Engineers—Foster c, Smallage p,
Date Engineers Firemen Republics Tammany
May 17 Republics Firemen
May 19 Tammany Engineers
May 24 Tammany Republics
May 26 Firemen Engineers
May 31 Tammany Firemen
June 2 Republics Engineers
June 7 Tammany Engineers
June 9 " Republics Firemen .. .■
June 14 Tammany Republics
June 16 Firemen Engineers
June 21 Tammany Firemen
June 23 Republics Engineers
June 28 Tammany j Engineers
June 30 Republics Firemen |
July 5 Tammany j Republics
July 7 j Firemen j Engineers j
July 12 Tammany I Firemen
July 14 Republics j Engineers j
Member of the Associated Press.
L. E. RADER, FORMERLY PROMI
NENT IN STATE POLITICS, DIED
THIS MORNING AS A RESULT
OF 20 DAYS FAST.
Seattle, May 12.—L. E. Rader,
formerly prominent in state politics
and one time member of the legis
lature, died today after faßtlng for
29 days. He was suffering from
stomach trouble and on the advice
of a woman physician was given the
"starvation treatment." Friends
and the city health committee en
deavored to induce him to take nour
ishment by he flatly refused.
East Wenatchee Represented.
Among those who attended the
good roads convention at Waterville
from East Wenatchee were the fol
lowing: J. W. H. Farver, L. S. Far
ver, J. D. Parkhill, H. T. Cox, A. P
Kiser, L. J. Coonan, A. A. Fargo,
Captain Usher and P. L. Gilbert.
Bridgeport Ranch Sold.
Amos Mason, of Bridgeport, has
sold his fruit ranch to Seattle par
ties. The ranch consists of ten acres
of bearing orchard and 80 acres
more of irrigable land. The price
paid was $16,000.
STREET CAR HELD
UP BY BOYS
Seattle, May 12.—The police be
lieve a gang of three young men
held up a South Park trolley early
this morning taking more than $1500
in money and jewelry from the pas
sengers and conductors. The same
men robbed an Alki Point car almost
the same place several months ago.
They are familiar with the operation
of the cars and selected a time when
saloon keepers were on their way
home with the proceeds of the night
sales. The heaviest loser is E. G.
Derey, a liquor dealer, who yielded
$1250 in money and jewelry. On
one passenger were three loaded pis
tols which he surrendered meekly.
Mudd p, Sidener lb, Fisher 2b, Russ
ss, Ripley 3b, Thompson If, Newton
cf, Lake rf.
Firemen—Tyrrell c, Leonardy p,
Fister lb, Roberson 2b, Boyd ss,
Morrison 3b, Shreve If, Little cf,
Throw rf, Wine sub infielder.
With Adams playing shortstop for
the Republics it is necessary to find
another umpire. The present out
look is for Pitcher Brown of the
First team to umpire for the Twi
lights, and for William Green to um
pire for the First team. The First
team's lineup stands the same as it
was given in previous issues.
Gellatly to Start the Twilight Games
Arrangements are pending with
Mayor Gellatly to have him throw
the first ball for the Twilights next
Tuesday evening. The mayor has
not given a definite answer yet and
is out of town today, but is under
stood that he will make the big
Firemen Had It on the First Team.
Last night a practice game was
played between the Firemen and the
First team. The water-squirters did
some hard playing and won by a
score of 3 to 2.
Six innings were played and there
was light enough to have played a
seventh. The game started at 6:45.
Managers of the league meet in
the council hall tonight.
Following is the schedule for the
GOHL CONVICTED OF
Montezano, May 12. —Wm. Gohl.
who has been on trial for the past
week charged with wholesale mur
der, was this morning found guilty
of murder In the first degree. The
entire Grays Harbor country has
been greatly stirred up over the se
ries of crimes which have come to
light there during the past year, and
there is great satisfaction tbat the
crime has finally been fixed.
It was announced tbat a motion
for a new trial will be filed within
ten days. The motion and appeal
will be filed concurrently so that if
a second trial is denied the appeal
can be taken at once. No one but
Mrs. Gohl is permitted to see Gohl.
She had an affecting and dramatic
interview with her convicted hus
band in bis cell today. Gohl showed
some emotion, the first since his ar
rest, but stated emphatically: "Don't
worry. Before these fellows get any
thing out of me I'll see them in hell."
Mrs. Gohl is in a hysterical condition
today. The jury was out nine hours
and fifty minutes. Gohl seems un
disturbed by the verdict.
Milner Sisters Entertain.
Thirty-five or forty guests were
entertained at a pretty social func
tion given last night by the Milner
sisters in their home on D street.
Music and games enlivened the
guests and an old fashioned oaken
bucket, hung in a well entwined with
vines, was the source from which
the punch for the evening was pro
Seattle, May 12. —Joseph Bonner,
manager of a South Fifth avenue sa
loon, was shot and killed in the sa
loon early this morning by Wallace
A. Bussell, aged 25, brother of C. B.
Bussell, the millionaire land owner
of this city. Bussell tried to shoot
the policemen who pursued him and
was shot but not seriously wound
ed by the policeman. In an ante
mortem statement, Bonner said he
had never seen Bussell before. A
minute before the shooting Police
man Yolk wes standing at the cor
ner near Bonner's saloon and saw
Bussell with a rifle in his hand run
ning down an alley. Yolk called to
him to stop but no answer followed.
Bussell, who entered the saloon by
the back door, immediately fired five
shots at Bonner, four taking effect.
Bonner fired five times at Bussell
with a pistol but missed. After Bon
ner fell Bussell started for the door
but was confronted by a policeman.
Bussell raised his rifle, pointed it at
the policeman and pulled the trigger
but it was empty. The poliseman
shot Bussell in the collar bone. Bon
ner died in the hospital. Bussell
was sober and he had a belt full of
rifle cartridges strapped around his
waist. Relatives already have indi
cated they will try to prove his in
sanity. He was employed as a real
CODLING MOTH IS
Continued warm weather has given
the codling moth an early start this
year. In my breeding cage in the
orchard north of the Wenatchee Pro
duce company warehouse, the first
two moths came out an May 2nd. On
May 11th there were five moths out.
I also find a great many empty pu
pa cases in the orchards, which In
dicates that a large percent of the
months are now out.
Where the first spraying has been
thoroughly and properly done, I
would recommend making the reg
ular second spraying about the 20th
of this month, or the latter part of
While some of the early worms
will be hatching before that time,
the apples will be pretty well pro
tected by the first spray up till that
time and the main bulk of the
worms will hatch after May 20th.
The object of the second spray is
to cover the outside surface of the
apples, and for this purpose a Ver
morel nozzle (which makes a mist
of spray) will answer the purpose
and take less power.
P. S. DARLINGTON,
HITS I STATE IIAW
Douglas County Organization in Con
vention Asks Its Repeal—Douglas Is
Best Organized of any County in the
State —Shields Is President
The first annual convention of the 4
Douglas County Good Roads associa
tion was held at Waterville Tuesday
at which time the plans for improved
roads in that county were taken up
in an intelligent and energetic man
ner. The principal matters taken
up were a condemnation of the man
ner of handling state aid money, the
closer organization .of the county,
and the election of officers. The
principal address was made by J. W.
Lawrence, president of the State
Good Roads association.
Fourteen Local Associations.
Douglas county is the best organ
ized county in the state along the
lines of road improvement. The
county is divided into fourteen road
districts and every district has a lo
cal association. In district 14, which
comprises East and South Wenat
chee, there are two associations with
the dividing line at the Columbia
bridge. All districts have been
formed within the past year.
Following are the officers who
were elected for the ensuing year:
A. J. Shields, president, Waterville;
W. M. Long, treasurer, Mansfield;
A. E. McLean, vice president; execu
tive committee —Edward Johnson,
Bridgeport; Bond McElroy, Rex; S.
W. Usher, South Wenatchee; H. P
The following resolutions were
passed by the convention:
Resolved, That we demand tbat
the present state aid road law be re
Resolved, That we are unalterably
opposed to any and all trunk lines
as now advocated.
Resolved, That we are in favor of
spending all the money to which the
district is entitled, in the district in
which it is raised.
Resolved, That the main roads in
each district be connected with the
main roads in the adjacent district
as far as practicable.
Resolved, That the District Road
associations be subject to the laws
governing the County association.
Resolved, That there shall be
elected a committee of three in each
road district. The duty of such com
mittee shall be to check the accounts
and advise the District Supervisor
how mucn and where the work shall
be performed in each district.
Resolved, That the County Com
missioners be requested to place up
on the most important cross roads
guide boards indicating the direc
tions and distances to the most im
The State Aid Law.
The resolution condemning the
state aid law was passed without a
dissenting vote. There was a general
feeling that something was radically
wrong with the present system. What
was wrong with the law was not dis
cussed at the time of passing the
resolution. The question was not dis
cussed by a single person. Assum
ing that something was wrong, the
members of the convention deter
mined on drastic measures and in
dorsed the movement for its repeal.
There were those in the convention
that would have liked to have had
AUTO U PERFECTS ORGANIZATION
ELECTS OFFICERS, PLANS WORK
ALONG LINE OF GOOD ROADS
— ENTHUSIASTIC MOVE ON
The move for good roads is an en
thusiastic one in Chelan county as
well as in Douglas. This was evi
denced again by the meeting of mem
bers of the Automobile Club of Che
lan County, held at the Commercial
Club rooms last night.
The auto club effected its perma
nent organization by electing its tem
porary officers to office for the ensu
ing year. These officers are: Col.
C. A. Huston, Cashmere, president;
J. R. Taylor, Wenatchee, vice presi
dent; Walter M. Olive, Wenatchee,
secretary; J. C. Lilly, Cashmere,
treasurer. The executive committee
Established July 4, 1905
5c PER COPT
the matter thoroughly discussed, but
nothing was said until J. C. Law
rence, in his address in the evening,
commented at length on the state aid
Lawrence Discusses the Law.
Said Mr. Lawrence: "Of all of the
taxes in the state 52 per cent of
them are paid by people within the
limits of incorporated cities and
towns. The other 48 per cent are
paid by the farmers. Under the cir
cumstances if the plan as suggested
is carried out, viz., that all road taxes
be levied by the road districts them
selves, the taxes will fall upon the
people in the country places instead
of being equitably distributed
throughout the state. No one will
dispute but that the cities should
help pay their share of the road
| taxes because good roads are bene
j flclal alike to the farmer and to the
i people living within the cities.
Trouble Lies in the Distribution.
It is highly evident that the main
trouble lies not in the collection of
road taxes but rather in their dis
tribution. Too much money is paid
I out for the benefits derived owing to
the greater expense to which con
tractors have to work when they are
doing a government job at a distance.
Would Localize Expenditures.
If the state aid fund were given
to the districts for expenditure there
would be more work done for the
It would follow along the same
lines that instead of centralizing the
organization for the construction and
maintenance of the roads of the state
1 in officials residing at the state capi
tal, there should be a decentraliza
tion of the responsibility and work
' of road building and maintenance, so
that each community would carry
By the adoption of standard plans
' and construction and jnaintenance to
be supplied by the state highway
commissioner, such standard plans
1 to conform to the highest standard
1 of construction of all classes of roads
suited to the various differing com
* munities in the state with a reward
1 system of a given percentage of the
" cost of construction of such roads
-1 when done in conformance to such
standard plans, the result would be»
1 a uniformity of effort in all parts
of the state along the lines deter
" mined by the highest available au
5 Such percentage of cost should be
" as great as the highway funds would
' permit, so as to allow a distribution
of such funds to meet every locality
in the state willing to enter into the
? construction of good roads,
i Favors .State and County Co-opera-
T Mr. Lawrence does not favor the
t repeal of the state aid law entirely,
" but believes that the state, county
1 and road districts should all work In
After Stock for Hatcheries.
H. S. Simmons left today for Sul
- tan, where he expects to secure 5.-
--. 000 or 6,000 young trout for the
i fish ponds of the Stehekin Develop
-1 ment company on Lake Chelan.
will consist of the four above named
officers together with W. T. Clark.
The initiation fee is $25.
Among those who attended were
the following: J. R. Taylor, W. M.
Olive, W. T. Clark, A. Z. Wells, E.
Wagner, W. E. Stevens, of Wenat
chee; S. P. Beecher, Peshastin; F. T.
Spiller, W. B. Paton, Frod Paton, J.
C. Lilly, A. A. Wright and D. H.
The organization expects to take
up active work in the agitation of
better roads In this part of the
state. The magnificent scenery of
this section of the state is felt to be
worthy of exploitation and it can be
done in no better way than in the
construction of better roads.
The next meeting will be held in
two weeks at Cashmere. The Cash
mere delegation has invited the out.
side members to bring their ladies.