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NEWS FROM THE
DOINGS OF CONGRESS ANE
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
PRESENT WEEK IS QUIET
Interest Is Now Centered in Com
ing Messages From President
Washington—With no sessions of
congress and with Washington de
nuded of many statesmen, the na
tional capital is very dull this week.
It is not expected thai there will be
any legislation affecting postal sav
ings banks, the interstate commerce
law or the Sherman anti-trust act
during the present session. All in
terest is now centered in coming
messages from President Taft which
will deal with the conservation of
natural resources and amendments
to the anti-trust law.
So far the president and the sen
ate leaders have (ailed to agree on
The insurgents will blossom forth
in all their glory in January. They
are expected to make capital of the
bars which congress has thrown in
the way of public relief measures,
and there will be some of the old
-time pyrotechnics shortly after con
gress again assembles on January 4.
Railroad Conflict Seems to Impend.
Some members of the Interstate
Commerce Commission and many
railroad officials believe they can see
i ipidlv aoproaching one of the se
verest contests between labor arid
capital in recent history. This does
not necessarily mean that railroad
men generally are expecting big
strikes in the labor world. It is
firmly believed by the railroad i»)cn
that this struggle will be begun by
the railroad labor organizations, will
rapidly spread to other lines of work
and may eventually result in a com
plete readjustment of industrial con
What will be the result of the
position assumed by the railroads j
n«nc can answer, but the railroad
and financial worlds arc rife with
speculation regarding the outcome.
In the end, it is generally believed,
the people at the ballotbox will have
to settle the question.
Cultivate Coal Lands. _
Chairman Mondell, of the house
public lands committee, has intro
duced a bill providing for the entry
of agricultural lands reported con
taining deposits of coal, reserving
to the government the right to dis
pose of the coal by sale or lease.
Legislation of this nature has be
come a necessity on account of the
large area of lands classified as coal
lands which have an agricultural or I
Taft Approves Subsidy Bill.
A ship subsidy bill that can pass
congress and meet the approval of
the president seems to be in sight.
Congressman Humphrey, of Wash
ington, and members of the mer
chant marine committee of the house
visited President Taft and laid be
fore him a bill introduced at the
last session with amendments that
have since been made. The amend- j
ed bill met the approval of the presi
Favor Local Dealers.
Secretary Ballinger has under way
a plan for reorganizing the system
of purchasing supplies for the In
dian service, whereby local mer
chant* in the west will have oppor
tunity of bidding on these contracts,
a privilege they have enjoyed to only
a limited extent in times past. Mer
chants and dealers in the vicinity
of Indian schools will have a reason
able opportunity of furnishing sup
plies to at least the local institutions.
Counterfeit $5 Silver Certificate.
Its back more deceptive than the
face, and with pen and ink lines
cleverly substituted for the silk fibre
of genuine government paper, a
counterfeit dollar silver certifi
cate has been discovered. The new
fraud bears the Indian head and is
of the 1899 series with check letter j
"D" and back plate Mo. 684.
Government to Save Birds.
Asking the government to act as
guardian to all the birds that (lock
through the various states and ter
ritories, sportsmen, ornithologists
and agricultural authorities through
out the country have joined the Na
tional Association of Audubon So
cieties in urging congress to provide
federal protection for the nation's
rapidly dying races of migratory
Harbor Bill Next.
There is talk among the wise ones
in Washington that the leaders in
congress will suppress the river and
Harbor bill, and postpone its pass- |
age until the short session next year.
It is also heard in Capitol corridors
that the president will veto any river
and harbor bill that is sent him.
GREATEST STORM OF YEARS
Blizzards, Tidal Waves and Cold Bring
Disaster and Death in the East
The eastern states and the Atlantic
seaboard were swept the past week by
the fiercest winter storm of many
years. Scores of people perished from
cold and exposure and hundreds lost
their lives in shipwrecks.
The storm swept tidal waves into
the coast cities of New England and
people were drowned in their beds.
For twenty-four hours the big eastern
roads were practically unable to move
a train. The Ohio river was almos
one sheet of ice, boats have ceased
running, and great fears are entertained
as to ice gorges and subsequent floods.
At St. Paul and ether places the
thermometer has been registering over
At Leavenworth, for over a week,
there have been mild, sunshiny days
and clear bright moonlight nights.
Late Wednesday night a heavy snow
fall set in, the large fleecy fkkes add
ing to the earth's warm covering, and
balancing still higher on the miniature
; s on twig, branch and limb, an
which have remained marvelously
poised since the previous snowfall of
two weeks ago, and with not the
slightest breeze to disturb their equa
librium. The blizzard sufferers of the
east are respectfully invited to examine
the ideal weather conditions of the
wonderful Wenatchee valley.
See Comet With N«*ed Eye
New York, Dec. 29.—For the first
time since Halley's comet reached this
section of the heavens on its pres£&t
"visit, if. "is Visible to iTie naked eye in
New York. Professor Eastman of Col
umbia university has been studying the
comet for several days without the use (,
of a telescope. It is in the northeast,
twenty degrees in length.
IS RUSSIA SEEKING WAR?
Troops of Czar by Half Million Are
Massing in Siberia.
Victoria. 1.. C, Dec. 27.—Russia
is massing troops in Siberia, accord
ing t" statements of travelers from
North Manchuria and Siberia pub
lished in Shanghai newspapers. Half
a million troops are said to be en
camp* il in the vicinity of Lake Bai
kal and 15 submarines are said to
have been sent to Vladivostok.
The building of the Amur rail
road, IS3O miles long, at a cost of
$150,000,000, is being hurried, owing
to representations of Russian offic
ials that there is danger of a second
war with japan in consequence of
the struggle for control of Man
The Siberian border is the scene
of great activity by Japanese spies,
and Vladivostok and Harbin news
papers make complaints that the
Japanese have been surveying the
Patton Fighting for Cheaper Corn.
Chicago, Dec. 28.—James A. Pat
ten.whose recent "corners" in cotton
and' wheat have made him a domi
nant figure in tlie Bourses of the
world, is entering upon the most
desperate speculative battle of his
career. He is fighting to keep down
the price of corn He i = known to
be between 10,000,000 and _'0.(K)0,000
bushels of corn "snort." and stands
to lose several millions unless there
is a radical change in the market.
Stockmen Must Raze Fences.
Forl Bidwell, Cal., Dec. 26.—The
government has issued demands on
many large landholders of this sec
tion to tear down fences they had
buili around large tracts of gov
ernment land, thereby holding the
laud against settlement.
Tax Reports Must Be Made.
Denver, Dec. _'<>. "dank forms are
d by local agents of
the federal internal revenue depart*
ments to be nailed to companies in
Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona,
which come under the new corpora
tion tax law.
Bones of Cortez Found in Mexico.
Victoria, B *.'.. Dec. 27.—A story
is brought from Guaymas to the ef
fect that the remains of rlernan Cor
tez, conqueror of .Mexico!" which had
n irly a century, had
been located in the chape] of Hospi
tal de Jesus Mazareno al the City
i of Mexico.
Puget Sound Steamer Sinks.
Seattle. Dee 27.—The Pugct
Sound steamer Columbia, a vessel
of 131 tons, was rammed and sunk
at the St indard Oil Company's
wharf here Sunday afternoon.
•'My husband is so poetic," said one
lady to another on a street car.
Whereupon an honest-looking wo
man, with a big market basket at her
feet, interjected with, "Excuse me,
mum, but have you ever tried rubbing
his joints with hartshorn liniment?"
dbc fccavcnwortb £cbo*
Some Surprising Figures.
• Washington, Dec. 27.—From eight
of the staple agricultural crops, farm
ers of the state of Washington during
the year received a total of 857,513,
--000. This does not take account of
horticultural products at all.
t To produce this product 2,364,000
acres were farmed. Each acre, there
, fore, yielded 824 on an average. The
I eight staple crops were corn, winter
wheat, spring wheat, oats, barley, rye,.
L potatoes and hay.
Wheat and hay, naturally, are the
great crops of the lot, the wheat crop
being for the year 35,780,000 bush'«
with an average price of 93£«>« at
I the farm, yielding 833,275,000,"ad
the hay crop 780,000 tons, at an aver
age price of 814, yielding 811,172
That corn is a good-r^ed crop in
the state of Washington v|N be a sur
prise to many, yet 15,000 acres"vere
sown to corn, and the result brought
nearly #400,000 to the farmers.
In average yield per acre Washing
ton ranks well up am"'? "lc °est
states. In winter wbeat, for instance,
Washington averaged 25.8 per acre,
that taking in much newly cropped
wild land. Only four states in the
Union were ahead of Wa-shington on
average yield, they being Montana and
Wyoming with 32.5 each, Colorado
with 39.7 and Idaho with 29. But
none of those states is distinctively a
wheat state, and their aggregate yield
is not as large as that of Washington.
Here are the statistics of the year's
crop as taken from the annual report of
tho bureau of statistics just issued:
Yield pit farm
Acre- per Proiliie- bu. value
iiui' ncr« tlon Dec. Dec.
(bus.) (bus.) Ist Ist
Cora . 18,000 27.H0 417,000 10.86 1 8511,000
wheat. 780,000 26.80 20,124,000 .i« 18,716,000
wheat- 780,000 80.60 16,666,000 .'.a 14,500,000
Outs 202,000 10.00 0,808,000 .lx 4,761,000
Hurley... 183.00U 89,60 7,1Wi,000 .til 4,i«i1,u00
Kye • ■ '<■■**' 21.00 Sl.ooo ,04 70,000
l'otllt'B. 41,000 17000 0,070,000 .17 8,376,000
liny 880,000 '-'.in 788,000 14.00 11,172,000
Totals, 2,804,000 107,118,000
Becoming an Electrical State
The remarkable extent to which
electricity is being used in Washing
ton is made evident by the tabulated
report in the 1910 edition of Blanch
field's Western Electrical and Gas Di
rectory. In a comparative list of the
amount of power produced, amount of
electrical railway power and other elec
trical totals, in the states of Arizona,
California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon,
Washington and in British Columbia
I and the Hawaiian islands, this state
i stands second in every report. The
state of California leads the Pacific
coast in electrical industries and im
In Washington, 163,904 kilowatts
can be produced by the machinery
already installed and in working con
dition, and 1,087,600,000 cubic feet
of gas is sold annually.
There are 557.74 miles of standard
gauge electric railways and 16.50 miles
of narrow gauge; 1228 standard gauge
cars are in operation. The greatest
percentage of power used in Wash
ington is produced by water, the total
amounting to 106,070 normal kilo
watts, as compared to 57,834 produced
by other methods; 154,812 kilowatts
of this total are produced in alternating
current and 9092 kilowatts in direct
The authorized capital in electrical
concerns in Washington amounts to
$105,929,300 and the issued capital is
$79,232,520. The bonds amount to
8100,452,000 in authorized capital and
$44,274,500 in issued capital.
In an explanation of the figures the
directory says that in one city of the
northwest it is possible to deliver 275,
--000 electrical horsepower. Another
city can be supplied with more than
135,000 electrical horsepower. The
largest installation, according to the
directory, under one roof, provides
40,000 k.w. normal rating.
Father is Sorry Now
New York, Dec. 30. —John H.
Thirey, a New York philanthropist and
educator, will ask the courts to permit
the renaming of his youngest son, who
was born on September 14 and named
in honor of Dr. Frederick A. Cook.
■ Since the rejection of Cook's claim by
the University of Copenhagen Thirey
has decided that he wants the child to
bear his father's name.
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fIDELIGHTS FROM OTHER
CITIES IN WASHINGTON
Montcsano—The past week has
been a busy one for hunters .""1 i/l
cidentatlly for the county auditor,
that official having paid Bountlet on
18 wildcats killed tv "«' hunters
from different par- °< 'he county.
Seattle—The ™ion l>acilic M
nounced that "hh the beginning ol
train ier#* January 1. lumber
tariffs vi* tlle Portland gateway will
becon/ effective over the whole
g ou ,i western State* and California
ar i Oregon.
Tacoma—J. D. Warren, who was
in the service of the United States
government for several years hunt
ing Jesse James and his brothers.
died of old age at the residence
|)f his son-in-law. County Assessor
Scuttle—R. T. Phillips, a team
ster employed by a local transfer
company, was found dead on Jack
son street, near Railroad avenue.
The body bears many marks of
volence, and murder by thugs is
I Montesano — Few turkeys were
eaten in Montesano, as local dealers
were obliged to return to Portland
the shipments received from there.
They were mostly cold storage pro
ducts and their condition was unlit
Spokane—Reports are current here
that a movement is under way to
hold a mass meeting of Spokane
Republicans next, month to indorse
a candidate to succeed Congressman
Miles Poindexter, who is to make
the race for the United States Sen
Walla Walla—One thousand con
victs in the state penitentiary here
spent Christmas day in a novel
manner, when, after an elaborate
turkey dinner, they witnessed a
minstrel show staged by inmates of
the prison. The principals were at
tired in regulation full dress.
Seattle —Edna May Nelson, the
young authoress and newspaper wo
man who, in search for a human
interest story, contrived to get into
the county jail on the charge of
grand larceny, was allowed to plead
guilty to petty larceny, and was
given a sentence of six months in
the county jail. The sentence was
suspended during good behavior.
Spokane—The Trnders National
Bank, Spokane, which recently in
creased its capital stock from $600,
--000 to $1,000,000, distributed a divi
dend of $25 a share to the old stock
holders, to the amount of $150,000.
It is assumed that the large surplus
that reports have shown has been
divided and sent forth as a Christ
Seattle —As a direct result of the
prolonged switchmen's strike, the
Hammond and the Centennial flour
mills, two of the largest on Puget
Sound. have temporarily closed.
Since the strike began the wheat
supply has been irregular and mil
lers decided to suspend operations
until strike conditions show a more
Tacoma—Harry Hunter and Sam
Burrows, the two Olympia school
boys who found a broken rail in the
track two miles east of Olympia
and flagged local passenger train
No. 365, bound from Tacoma to
Grays Harbor, in time to prevent
a wreck which might have cost many
lives and much damage, will each
receive a check for $25 from the
Vancouver —During the year 1910
it is the intention of the St. Helens
Public Service Company to begin
the construction of its projected rail
road between Vancouver and the
copper districts in the vicinity of
Mount St. Helens, Wash., 200 miles.
Actual construction work will begin
at Castle Rock, and next year it it
expected to complete at least 15
miles of the proposed railroad.
Richmond — The lower Yakima
Irrigation company has started men
laying out a system of laterals to
water about 1000 acres of land above
the canal. Two pumping plants
will be installed with a lift of be
tween eight and 16 feet. The lower
Yakima project now embraces about
16,000 acres. Of this nearly 5000
acres will be in cultivation next
Elma —Defying flames in his ef
forts to save money and furniture
in the Winston Hotel at Satsop
Charles Potter, lessee of the place,
was badly burned about the head
and barely escaped with his life.
Even after this experience Potter
attempted to return to the build
ing, bystanders finally restraining
him. The building was burned to
the ground and by its destruction
Satsop is left without hotel accom
Aberdeen—A wood famine, strange
in a timbered district like Grays
Harbor, confronts Aberdeen. The
mills closed for the holiday period,
and conditions may become acute
before they resume. The cauie
of the wood shortage is traced by
millmen to the strike last summer
and the closing down then of the
mills for a month. This left the
mills behind on orders and they were
unable to meet all demandf.
jfriday December 31 1909
TEXT Of LAPEAN APPLE BILL
(Continued from Pint Page!
in traverse diameter shall be known as
Section 6. When apples are graded
in accordance with the specification
named in section 5 of this act, the
name "standard" may be used, and
when it is used it shall be accompa
nied with marks designating the size
as above defined as "Standard size A,"
"Standard size B," or "Standard size
C," as the case may be, and the pack
ages shall be branded, together with
the name of the variety, the name of
the locality where grown, and the name
!of the packer, or the person by whose
authority the fruit was packed and
Section 7. That any person who
shall sell, or offer, or expose or have in
his possession for sale for interstate,
territorial or foreign shipment, any ap
ples packed in closed packages and
marked as designated in section 6 that
are not graded as specified for such
grade shall be subject to a penalty of
not less than twenty-five cents or more
than one dollar for each package.
Section 8. That any person who
uses the marks designated in this act
upon any package of apples that are
intended for interstate, territorial or
foreign shipment, and that are not
graded as specified for such grade,
shall be subject to a penalty of not less
than twenty-five cents nor more than
one dollar for erch package so falsely
Section 9. That any person other
than the original packer who repacks
apples into packages marked under the
provisions of this act shall erase the j
name of the original packer from said |
packages and substitute his own name
therefor, and any person who neglects
to make such erasure and substitution
shall be subject to a penalty of not less
than twenty-five cents nor more than j
MARTIN CHRISTENSON, Manager
Fresh and Cured Meats
Packing House Products
Wholesale and Retail EMIL* FRANK, Prop.
Housewives Do you need c^ ts >
liUujvTTl Ttj rugs, furniture, dishes,
lamps, agateware, etc.?
Danrfiprc Are you suPPlied with
IV a II 111 £ I o heaters, ranges, farm im
plements, ropes, guns and
RllHHpfC Are you lookin £ *or tools >
PUIIUCI hardware, glass, trimmings,
' paints or varnishes?
FvppvhnHv Isthere any article that
CV Cl y UUU would make your home
more comfortable, or
work more pleasant?
=WE HAVE IT==
Leavenworth Furniture & Hardware Co.
City Dray Line
License No. 2
All kinds of hauling
promptly and carefully done
Distributor of Rainier Beer
Lee J. Howerton
Notice lor Publication
Department of the Interior.
U. H. Land eminent Walervllle, Wash
December 24. MOW.
Notice I- hereby given that Cnllie (Jastle
berry mill Ethel Ouitleberry. helri of Har
rison D, OfMtleberry, who, on Sept. 80, "W,
mill Sept. 18, 1908, niailu homeiitead entry
No. .':;, l. mm, mix, for leM " »w)*i w%of
>■■',: new of ki'K. MO. It, tp. Si n, rg. is, c w
in, tuiH Illed notice of Intention to make
dun| Ihhiii >U'inl proof, to pstubllsli claim to
the lund above described, before .1 K.Hhore,
r S.i'onmilssloiipr, at tils otllcu at Leaven
worth. Wash., on the :'il ilay of Feb.. 1910.
Claimant name« an witnesses: Amanda
Farmer, of Wenatobee. wash.; Uonnle
Parker, of Wenatcbee, Wash.: Israel Trunk,
of Lenvenworth, Wash.: Patrick 11. Tim-
Iniiii. of 1..11 \in won Wain. HAYsKH
W. F. HAYNEB,
Dec. 81- Jan, Ki'glster.
READ THE ECHO $1.00 PER YEAR
one dollar for each package so repacked
upon which such erasure and substitu
tion are not made.
Section 10. That any person who
imitates, alters or effaces, or obliterates
wholly or partially any of the marks
prescribed in this act with intent to
deceive shall be liable to a penalty of
not less than twenty-five cents nor
more than one dollar for each package
upon which the marks have been al
tered, effaced or obliterated.
Section 11. That the term "terri
tory" as used in this act shall include
the insular possessions of the United
States. The word "person" as used
in this act shall be construed to apply
to both plural and singular, as the case
demands, and shall include corpora
tions, companies, societies and associ
Section 12. That the secretary of
agriculture shall make rules and regu
lations for carrying out the provisions
of this act.
Section 13. That this act shall be
in force and effect from and after the
first day of July, one thousand nine
hundred and ten.
"You confess that I've won your
"And your hand?"
"You'll have to win father's ear." —
Remaining in postoffice. uncalled for
on Dec. 27, 1909:
Clayton, Fred W Pland, E
Crawford, James Rolih, Vincent
Myers, Geo. (2) Sillain, Mrs Lem
McClure, Leona Webbey, Bud
Owens, HC Watt, Geo (2)
In calling for same, please say "ad
vertised." J. C. DAVIS. Postmaster.
Leavenworth • Wash.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
Dealers in all kinds of
We make a specialty in sell
ing to Leavenworth