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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily
VOL. VI. NO. 28. DECLARES FOR WEST SIDE MAN Republican Platform Adopted at Tacoma Wednesday Commits Party to Republicanism of Lincoln, Roose velt and Taft—lnsurgents Had But Little Represen tation in Convention—Supreme Judges Renominated John A. Gellatly, F. C. Lemon, S. F. Gilman and E. M. Gillette returned this morning from the Tacoma con vention. They left Tacoma just be fore the final adjournment which was about 10 o'clock. These men report a very unanimous convention with very pronounced stand-pat proclivi ties. The workings of the convention were practically unanimous. Dr. King submitted a minority platform report. The majority had strong planks endorsing President Taft, Gov. Hay, Ballinger and a west side candi date for the United States senate. Dr. King's minority report made an especially eulogistic mention of ex- President Roosevelt. It contained no clause as to the senatorship but car ried an equal suffrage clause. The convention did not take kindly to the minority report and it had but little strength. Poindexter was referred to by in nuendo only. The progressives put up no fight. All five of the supreme court judges whose terms are soon to expire were renominated. They are F. H. Rudkin, of North Yakima; Mark Fullerton, of Colfax; Geo. F. Morris, of Seattle; M. F. Gose, of Pomeroy and E. N. Parker, of Taco ma. Addresses were made by Sena tors Piles and Jones and Congressmen Humphrey and McCredie. Senator Piles was very bitter in bis speech against insurgency. Senator Jones was more moderate and an nounced himself not as an insurgent nor as a stand-patter but as a repub lican. Congrssman Humphrey thought to make a hit but received but little ovation when he euologizcd Speaker Cannon. Platform Adopted. The republican party of the state of Washington, in convention assem bled, declares its unqualified alle giance to the principles of the party, as enunciated in its various plat forms of principles and. as exempli fied in the wise, patriotic, progress ive and constructive work of the statesmen whose services the party has given to the country, such as Abraham Lincoln. William McKin ley. Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft. The republican party continues to be, as it has always been since its organization, the party of progress, of principles and achievements. To it belongs the credit for the enact ment o fthe legislation of the past half century which has made this country the pride of its people and the object of the world's admiration. An Enviable Record. Every American should be and every loyal republican is justly proud of the matchless administra tion of William H. Taft, which has not only been thoroughly republican and truly American, but has result ed in the enactment of more vital legislation in the interests of all the people than was ever accomplished before in the same period of jtime. The admission of Arizona and New- Mexico into statehood at the earnest solicitation of a republican presi dent was an impartial and fearless discharge of a public duty. Among the notable achievements of the present administration may be men tioned the postal savings bank law, the enlargement of the powers of the interstate commerce commission, the creation of a court of commerce, the corporation tax. tariff law, the law authorizing reciprocal treaties in relation to tariff, and the law pro viding for the creation of an impar tial tariff commission to investigate and recommend such changes, if any, as may be found necessary in the en actment of laws pertaining to this subject. The record of President Taft not only justifies but demands the administration and loyal support of every member of the great repub lican party. In the enactment into law of the president's legislative programme he has had no more loyal or con sistent supporters in congress than Senators Piles and Jones and Repre sentatives Humphrey and McCredie, and they are therefore entitled to share in the glory of the president's achievements, and we condemn any effort made to harass or hinder the president in his great work of pro gress and his wise administration of the affairs of the nation by enemies within or without the party. Attitude on Conservation. We believe in a sane and sensible policy of conservation of natural re ®bt Hails W®tß sources, therefore utilization with out waste should be the governing principle. Monopoly of water pow er should be instantly suppressed, but the progress of our people should not be dwarfed by unreasonable and unjust withdrawals from public en try of the government domain. Com mon sense and progress should pre vail over sentiment and hysteria. We believe that the interest of Inose states most affected should be first consulted, therefore the interests of public land states whose develop ment and progress are deeply con cerned should prevail over the sen timentalists and alarmists of the East who have appointed themselves the conservators and guardians of the West. A wise and beneficent progress is better than a blind and unreasonable conservatism. We call attention to the fact that nearly a third of the landed area of this state is now in forest and Indian reserves, natural parks and other unsurveyed and unoccupied public lands with drawn from entry. We believe that lands most suitable for agricultural purposes in the forest reserves should be restored to entry, that homes may be established and civ ilization extended wherever possible, and that the development of our mineral resources should be encour aged. Hay's Administration Endorsed. We commend the selection by President Taft as a member of his cabinet of that distinguished citizen of this state, Hon. Richard A. Ballin ger, in whose judgment, wisdom, in tegrity and patriotism we have un bounded confidence. We indorse the administration of Gov. M. E. Hay and the other state officers, as embodying a highly com mendable example and display of en terprise, economy and efficiency. We heartily indorse and commend the good work done by the state railroad and state tax commissions, and we favor the extension or scope of authority of one of these commis sions so that supervision and con trol over public service corporations in the state may be had similar to that exercised by the public utilities commission of the state of New York. We favor the fullest public ity as to all public service corpora tions doing business in this state. Tariff Law Commended. The principle of protection is an essential part of republicanism. American markets should and must be preserved for American produc ers.. The late revision of the tariff was made by a republican congress in sympathy with this established republican doctrine. The new tar iff is, in our judgment, a practical fulfillment of the pledge of 1908. This law has substantially reduced the taxes on many of the necessar ies of life: it raised them on nothing but luxuries. It has converted a de ficit in the national revenues into a surplus. It has been placed on our statutes without disturbing the busi ness of the country and causing a loss of employment to any laboring man. We believe in the revision of the tariff from time to time as con ditions change. We believe that the wisdom of intrusting revision of the tariff to its friends has been fully justified by the Payne-Aldrich law. Favors Employers' Liability Law. We favor the passage of an em ployers' limited liability law, which shall lay the burden of accidents oc curing in the industrial pursuits up on such industry and not upon the shoulders of the helpless victims of such accidents. That in the new erection of public buildings in this state by the federal government that the representatives and senators in congress from this state are requested and urged to use every honorable effort to have spec ified snd used in all such public buildings materials from this state where readily available whether from forest, mine, quarry, mill, fac tory or foundry. That if in its wisdom the legisla ture of this state should see fit to authorize the erection and appropri ation for any state buildings, that it would help home industry by pro viding that all material used in the erection of such buildings be from the state of Washington, where read ily available. We have the mater ials; we have the mechanics, whose skill is equal to the best. We favor the repeal of second choice provision of the present pri mary law. (Continued on Fact f.) WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1910. VICE-PRESIDENT IS INVOLVED Senator Gore Says Sherman Is Connected With Land Frauds. Muskogee, Okla., Aug. 4.—Vice President Sherman was named by Senator Gore in connection with what is known as the McMurray land contracts, an investigation of which is being heard here today by a spe cial committee from the house of representatives. Senator Gore, after declaring he had been approached by Jacob Ham mond with an offer of a bribe of $2500 to remove all congressional opposition to the contracts, asserted that a man "higher up" in the gov ernment was "interested" in the contracts. Gore at first said he was reluctant to name the man mention ed as "higher up," but later, on be ing pressed by Congressman Burke, chairman of the committee, declared Hammond had used the name of Vice President Sherman. Gore said that Congressman Creagor, republican of the third district of Oklahoma, also had been connected with a bribery offer. "When I scoffed at the offer of bribe, even if it was raised to $50,- --000, as Hammond suggested it might be," testified Gore, "my visitor (Hammond) in my office at Wash ington, went on to say that other members of congress were interest ed in the contracts. He said Sena tor Curtis was interviewed and Con gressman McGuire, Oklahoma, and then mentioned the name of a man higher up. I was appalled when I heard that name." The bribery offer, he explained, followed his opposition to the ap proval by congress of what was known as the McMurray contract which affects the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Indians. By these contracts, he said, J. F. Mc- Murray, his attorney and associates, were to receive ten per cent of the profits of the sales of 450,000 acres of coal and asphalt lands be longing to the Indians. "A New York syndicate stood ready to pay $30,000,000 for the lands, and the ten per cent to Mc- Murray's interests for 'attorneys' fees' would realize $3,000,000," said the senator. Utica, N. V., Aug. 4. —When an effort was made to see Sherman, it was learned he had gone to his coun try place in the Adirondacks, and will arrive at his destination late today. • Topeka, Kansas, Aug. 4. —Senator Curtis denies emphatically any con nection with the McMurray con tracts. PROGRESSIVES WIN IN IOWA With Majority of 300 They Give Standpatters a Square Deal. Dcs Moines, lowa, Aug. 4. —Re- publican lowa wrote herself vigor ously progressive yesterday at a con vention which was an uproar most of the time. Senators Cummins and Dolliver the insurgent delegation at Wash ington were enthusiastically In dorsed. The new tariff law was branded as a failure in the 'light of the party pledges of 1908. President Taft received the most tepid and lukewarm indorsements. A plea to harmonize was flung out for the administration of Governor Carroll. An attempt to use the "steam roller" to make the state cen tral committee overwhelmingly pro gressive was called off, presumably at the hint of Senator Cummins. Senator Cummins was temporary chairman; Senator Dolliver perma nent hcairman. The progressive majority ranged close to 300 on every question. The resolutions committee was progress ive six to five. Member of the Associated Press warn EH WE Commercial Club Committee Ask Appropriation of $1200 from County. Late this afternoon the Wenatchee commercial club committee, having in charge the work of securing the opening of the Wenatchee- Ellens berg road, appeared before the coun ty commisisoners for the purpose of asking an appropriation of $1200 for making the survey. The committee consists of A. Z. Wells, chairman; Will Hayward, Mike Horan, W. T. Clark and John A. Gellatly. Should tho appropriation be granted State Highway Commisisoner Bowlby has stated that he would send an engineer from his office for the purpose of checking up the survey. When this is completed the road will then be up to the state highway board for com pletion, that is, if the survey justifies the preliminary examination made of it. The Wenatchee commercial club committee feel the importance of hav ing this road opened up and do not anticipate any serious trouble in mak ing the commisisoners see the neces sity of granting the appropriation asked for. Nothing can be done, how ever, on construction work until after the meeting of the legislature when it is expected that an appropriation can be secured for opening up this link in what is known as state road No. 10. FOUR BIDS ON POST OFFICE SITE Bids Opened for Federal Site at State Capitol on August 3. Four bids from Wenatchee people were opened at the United States treasury building at Washington. D. C, yesterday. These were in pur suance of a notice for bids for a post office building site 120x120, and it is understood that all four bids comply with the specifications made. It is likely that an agent of the treasury department will make personal inspection of the sites sub mitted before the deal is consum mated. The following are the bids sub mitted: P. S. Leonard, Kittitas and Mission streets, $10,000; Walter M. Olive, Mission street and Yakima avenue, $10,000; A. A. Bousquet, west side Mission street, $5,000; George H. Ellis, jr., Chelan avenue, corner Douglas street, $110,000. The site offered by P. S. Leonard on Kittitas and Mission street is 120 feet square. Walter Olive's Mission street and Yakima site is 140x120; A. A. Bousquet offered 120x180, and Geo. H. Ellis, jr., 140x120. WOULD NOT TAKE BET Keichenba'ch, Gillian and Olive Back Up On Burke Bet. In an article published in the Se attle Star, Joe Smith tells of meeting Elmer Reichenbach, private secretary of Judge Burke, Harry Gillian, a lo cal politician and Walter M. Olive of Wenatchee at the door of a Seattle hotel and offering to bet any reason able sum that out of the first 20 men who passed the door, half of them would be for Poindexter. They fail ed to take up the bet. Republics Win Pennant. The Republic won the game on Tuesday evening between that team and Tamamny. France, the pitcher for the printers was too much for the Tigers and they suffered a de cisive defeat. This was tho final game of the season for the Twilight league and the Republics are declared winners of the pennant. NO BALL GAME FOR SUNDAY Leavenworth Breaks Faith With Wenatchee to Save Ninety Dollars. The Wenatchee baseball manage ment has received another large package from Leavenworth. Mana ger Percy Scheble of Wenatchee made a bargain with Leavenworth for two games, the first to be play ed at the railroad town which was pulled off as per schedule last Sun day, and the second next Sunday in this city. Yesterday Mr. Scheble received a phone message from Mr. Elliott, the up-valley manager, saying that he would be compelled to cancel the coming game. Asked for a reason he coolly stated that it would cost him ninety dollars to keep the play ers together for another week and that he could not afford to do it. Mr. Scheble asked him if he could afford to break his word, for that amount and he replied that he would consider the matter further and call up that evening. Nothing further was heard from him and this morning several of the Leavenworth players passed through here and were met at the train by Mr. Scheble. They also had com plaints to make about the same kind of treatment. They were led to be lieve that the season would last for some time yet. but were summarily dismissed and notified that the game is ended for this summer. .Manager Elliott seems to take it as a trifling matter that he caused the Wenatchee management consid erable expense to play in his town last Sunday and that the only chance for reimbursement was a return game here as per agreement. May Schedule Games for September Manager Scheble is anxious to hold his team together and to play several games yet this season dur ing the month of September. He has good offers from Everett, Snoho mish and the El Sidellos of Seattle. He is particularly desirous to ar range a game with Snohomish, for that team is tooted as the cham pions of the North Pacific Coast. The problem is to secure employ ment for the players during this month. August is the vacation per iod and a large part of the people are away in the mountains and at the lakes. The attempt to make games pay out this month would prove a loser. It is not a question of making a profit but simply of playing even. TRAINS CLASH 111 MONTANA Head-on Collision of Bur lington and Great Northern. Whitefish. Mont.. Aug. 4.—Train No. 44, oast bound Burlington and Groat Northern No. 3 met in head on collision this morning, one and a fourth miles west of Bombay siding going 25 miles an hour, through some misunderstanding in the time of meeting. There is a deep cut at this place and a bad curve, which obstructed the view of the enginemen so they were not aware of danger till they were upon each other. Both crews jumped and escaped injury, except Engineer John Gre gory who sprained both ankles. Con ductor Wilcott on No. 3 was out in the vestibule when they struck and was thrown to the ground, severely spraining his arm. Will Grade Tonasket Streets. Riverside, Wash., Aug. 4. —The contract for grading the streets of Tonasket, Wash., was let today hy the Bonaparte Land company of Eihme Brothers of Riverside. The job consits of the grading of Whit eomb and Western avenues and Third and Fourth streets. The excavating for the 200,000-gallon concrete re servoir will also be done by the con tractor, and as soon as the street work has been completed the water system will be put in. wm cue is DROWNED 11 mm Was on Water Wagon Which Had Backed Into Colum bia to Be Filled, Thus Getting Beyond Its Depth and the Swift Current Carried Tank and Boy to Destruc tion—Thorough Search Being Made Without Avail. CANNOT IDENTIFY BODY Crippen's Lawyer Building Up Defense for His Client. London, Aug. 4.—Solicitor New ton, who is retained to defend Dr. Crippen, made formal application asking the authorities to permit an independent physician to examine bits of the human flesh found in Crippen's cellar. It is understood that he will contend that the flesh cannot be identified as the body of Belle Elmore. The question whether Crippen and his companion are mar ried is one of importance. If mar ried, the woman may refuse to take the stand against her husband. It is positively denied by Scotland Yard that Crippen has confessed. CONDITIONS IN THE MIDDLE WEST C. H. Webster Tells Obser vations of Recent Trip to Middle West. C. H. Webster is a well known tra veling man whose headquarters for this section are at the Olympia hotel. For some time he has represented the West Coast Grocery company in this territory, and has become well enough acquainted to invest in or chard land quite extensively. Mr. Webster was called east a month ago on important business. He made some observations on business condi tions which differ in some respects with previous reports. The wheat crop in Minnesota is far better than generally undertsood. It will average better than a half crop. In the southern portion of the state the usual wheat acreage was greatly decreased this season by the tendency of farmers to alternate with corn in order to give the soil a rest. This corn crop is turning out in pret ty good shape. Wisconsin is not in as good shape as her sister state Likewise North Dakota's wheat is practically ruined. All this has made the cities of these states to feel a stringency of money. The Twin Cities however, are begin ning to be more hopeful and indica tions are that their money market will be much relieved this fall. The same condition exists in Chicago. NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Spokane 562 Vancouver 538 Tacoma 515 Seattle 384 Results Yeterday. Spokane 4; Seattle. 3. Vancouver, 4; Tacoma, 1. Games Today. Spokane at Seattle. Tacoma at Vancouver. -—~~—————— j Will Camp at I<ake Wenatchee There will be an auto party leave here tomorrow for a several weeks' camp at the Lamb-Davis club house at Lake Wenatchee. In the party will be Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Ellis, jr., Miss Dallam, C. E. Owens and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ira D. Ed wards. — Washington Weather. Washington.—Fair tonight and Friday. Established July 4,1905 5c PER COPY Norman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gun ther Carlberg, of this city, was drowned about s:bv> last night at Valhalla, and his body has not been recovered. Norman had only recent ly gone to the Valnalla ranch and in company with his brother Ed and a ranchman, went to the river yester day evening for the purpose of fill ing the water tank. This was back ed a little too far into the river. The front wheels of the water wagon be came uncoupled and the current swept the tank off the wagon and down the river, carrying Norman with it. The other two men managed to escape. It is thought likely that the boy was injured in some way by the tank and he made very little struggle in the water. He threw up his hands as though signalling to the boys on the bank and the nwent un der the cold waters of the Columbia. The Carlberg family in this city were notified at once and about 6 o'clock Gunther Carlberg was driven to Valhalla by Ray Woodruff in the latter's auto. A search wm main tained as long as daylight lasted last night and was again resumed early this morning, but the body was not recovered. Norman Carlberg was 21 years of age last March and last year was a student in the State University. He was a popular young man and two years ago was a student in the local high school graduating in the spring. He was active in all school work and was a membtr of the football team. His brothers. Ernest and Will, went up the river yesterday moining to go into summer camp with Mrs. Carlberg and the rest of the family above Lakeside. They were communicated with last night by telephone and informed of the death of their brother. They bore the sad intelligence to their mother and sis ters and the family are expected down some time this evening though they could not make it in time to catch the boat. Death has laid a heavy hand on the Carlberg family during the past six months —a daughter. Mrs. Bes sie Means, a former student at the Wenatchee high school, died of fe ver a few weeks after her marriage. Mrs. Carlberg'fl father also passed away this spring. The fifteen or twenty ranch hands at the Valhalla orchard company be low Rock Island and all of the men available in that section of the coun try are making a systematic search of the river in the hopes of recover ing the young man's body. The old Columbia, however, rarely gives up her dead for weeks and the chances are that it will be some time before the bod} - is recovered. The stricken father was almost heart-broken last night on the re ceipt of the news. Ray Woodruff made the trip to Valhalla in his auto in forty minutes and returned im mediately after taking Mr. Carlberg to his destination. The later is di recting the forces in search for the son. DID NOT RELATE TO RESIGNATION Secretary Ballinger States Senator Crane Did Not Mention Matter. St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 4. —Secre- tary Ballinger, en route to Seattle, wrote the following note to the Asso ciated Press: "Please say for me that the re ports to the effect that Senator Crane's conference with me had to do with the suggestion that I resign, is without foundation. Our confer ence did not in the slighest degree relate to myself or any matter af fecting me . "Very respectfully. "R. A. BALLINGER."