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At the head of the famous Wenatchee Valley, "The home of the Big Red Apple." The higher up the valley you go, the Bigger and Redder the apples grow
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V 01.9. No. 40
S. P. BEECHER GOES
TO KITTITAS COUNTY
Progressive Candidate for the State
Senate Will Lead All Others
in that County
J. 1. iUnyar
S. P. Beecher, progressive candidate
for the state senate from Chelan and
Kittitas counties, and J. I. Mayar left
here last Tuesday a week ago for Kitti
tas county, where they visited Cle
Elum, Rosyln and Ellensburg, return
ing to this city late last Sunday eve
ning. The writer was surprised to
find the progressive sentiment as strong
as it really is, and we were tnld by
some of the progressive leaders in that
county that the old time republican
standpatters were quite a curiosity in
that section, there being so few of
them.
In Cle Elum and Roslyn the largest
coal mining center in the state of
Washington, we were told by some of
the prominent Bull Moosers that fully
seventy-five per cent of the vote of the
two towns would be cast for the pro
gressive ticket. In Roslyn as well as
in Cle Elum most of the residents are
employed in the mines and Mr. Beech
er's stand on mining legislation made
quite a hit with the miners and he was
assured a large vote from that section.
Another point in which the voters
of Kittitas county are very much in
terested in is the making of an appro
priation in the next legislature to build
the Snoqualmie Pass road. A. A.
Batterson, publisher of the Cle Elum
Echo, which ft strictly a progressive
paper, we found to be one of the most
ardent supporters of the Snoqualmie
road. After a lengthy confab with this
gentleman, which resulted in a trip up
to the pass. Mr. Beecher assured him
that if elected he would do all in his
power to secure an appropriation for
the building of the much needed road,
which is a very important factor in the
upbuilding and development of that
section of the state. Mr Batterson
said that he could see nothing wrong
in the Stevens pass road, work on
which will in all probability begin next
year, but considered the Snoqualmie
Pass road a better route over the moun
tains, and since the Cascade Scenic
Highway was to be built without state
aid he could see no reason why a state
appropriation could not be gotten for
the Snoqualmie road. Another road
for which Mr. Batterson is a strong ad
vocate is the building of a permanent
highway across the mountains connect
ing Chelan and Kittitas counties by
way of the Blewett pass. This impor
tant piece of road building seems to
have been entirely overlooked by good
road enthusiasts of this county. There
is at present only an excuse for a road
via the Blewett pass which is almost
impassable, although it is occasionally
navigated by automobiles and other
vehicles. The writer and Mr. Beecher
crossed the mountains by way of this
road in the latter's Ford car, but ex
perienced much difficulty before reach
ing the summit, and for a bigger and
heavier car to attempt the trip would
be folly as it would no doubt get
stalled before getting half way up the
hill. After reaching the summitt the
road down the mountain side for about
five miles is quite steep, but at the
bottom of the hill you strike the good
roads for which Kittitas county is
noted, and after that it is easy sailing
all over the county. It would not re
quire a very large sum to put the
Blewett road into good shape, and once
it was completed the automobilist
could easily go from here to Ellens
burg or Cle Elu m in four to five hours
After a very pleasant stay of three
days in Cle Elum and Roslyn we jour
neyed to Ellensburg, a distance of
about forty miles, where we spent the
remainder of the week.
Here the fruits of one's toil can
plainly be seen and a prettier little
city cannot be found in the state of
Washington. All of the main streets
are paved and adorned from one end
to the other with cluster lights, which
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makes such an impression on the
stranger when coming into the little!
city that it is not soon forgotten. Both j
sides of the streets for many blocks are
lined with substantial brick buildings
and the air of prosperity seems to
prevail thruout the whole town. While |
as yet not much of a fruit growing i
section the land owners in that vicinity j
are commencing to realize that they
have as rich and fertile a valley as any
portion of the state and many large
tracts of land are being set to apples
and other varieties of fruit.
Here as in the other towns we vis
ited we found the progressive element
to be in the majority and were really
surprised at the amount of interest be
ing taken iri politics and especially the
third party movement. The old re
publican party we were told is practi
cally dead in that city and the demo
crats were making big talk of control
ling things in that county this year,
but from all accounts they are not ta
ken very seriously.
S. P. It. . ■ li. i
Mr. Beechers candidacy and the
things he is advocating were received
very warmly by the progressives in
Ellensburg and without a doubt he
will receive the progressive vote of
that city as well as of Kittitas county.
The return trip to this city was
made by way of what is known as the
"Wenatchee road" a distance of about
sixty miles, which crosses the moun
tains about ten miles below Wenat
chee. Leaving Ellensburg at 8 o'clock
Sunday morning we arrived in Wenat
chee at 1:30 p. m. which considering
the kind of roads we came over is re
markably good time. This road while
a great deal better than the Blewett
road in many respects is harder to get
over on account of the steep grades.
The highest elevation according to
government stakes being 5300 feet
against about 3500 feet on the sum
mit of the Blewett road.
For the next two weeks Mr. Beecher
intends to travel over this county meet
ing the voters after which he intends
to return to Kittitas county to spend
the last week or ten days before the
election.
For those who are not familiar with
the things Mr. Beecher stands for we
publish the following:
I a farmer and fruit grower by occu
pation; have lived in Chelan county
sixteen years; am a Past Master of
Peshastin Grange. If elected I will
stand squarely on the Progressive Plat
forms and will support and vote for:
Initiative, Referendum and Recall,
including Judges; Initiative of Amend
ments to Constitution; Preferential
Presidential Primary Law; Non-Partisan
election of all Local Officers; Fewer
Commissions and More Economical
Government.
The Abolishment of Capital Pun
ishment, and will favor the most pro
gressive methods of handling our
State Prison and Reformatory problems.
Repeal of the Hay Inspection Law.
Immediate construction by State of
of Snoqualmie Pass Road and State
assistance to Chelan, Snohomish and
King Counties in the construction of
Stevens Pass Road.
Restoration of first aid features to,
and increase of schedules of payment
of Workingmen's Compensation Act;
2,000 pounds to a ton for coal miners;
Eight-hour Bank to Bank Law.
Mrs. Turner Welch and her mother
Mrs. Medbury of this city visited at the
home of 0. M. Brooks in Cashmers
this week.
Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, October 11, 1912
GOVERNOR WILSON WAS RIGHT THEN;
WHAT WAS RIGHT THEN IS TRUE NOW
Both of the Old Parties Have Been Weighed in tbe Bal
ance and Found Wanting
In a speech delivered August 18, just after the new
party was launched, at his summer home, Sea Girt, New
Jersey, Gov. Wilson said to an audience of neighbors:
"I used to meet men who shrugged their shoulders
and said, 'What difference does it make how we vote?
Nothing ever results from our votes.' I suppose you know
the force that is behind the new party that has recently
been formed—the so-called Progressive party? It is a
force of discontent with the regular parties of the United
States. It is a feeling that men have gone into blind alleys
and come out often enough, and that they propose to find
an open road for themselves."
FEW CONTEST EOR
MUNICIPAL OFFICES
Nine Citizens File for the Council—
Five Positions to be Filled
With the exception of the mayor and
health officer, those now holding city
jobs will have no opposition in the
coming election on Nov. S, omitting
the different vacancies on the council.
While as yet no prediction has been
made as to who the next group of
councilmen will be, the election of
Mayor Carlquist to succeed himself is
certain, and if our dope is right he will
receive an overwhelming majority any
where from 3 to 5 to 1 over his oppo
nent.
The record of the present adminis
tration has been very satisfacory to the
voters and most of those who go to
the polls in November will vote to re
tain in office the men who have ac
complished so much for the city dur
ing the past year. While it is not pos
sible for a public officer to please every
element, Mr. Carlquist has come near
er to doing this than any mayor pre
ceding him for a long time, and the
people have confidence in his ability
and intergrity.
At the time the present mayor and
councilmen were elected there was
much agitation in favor of a municipal
water system, they favored the proposed
system and were elected over those
who were supposed to be against the
city water plan. Since that time the
people of the town have voted that they
wanted to own their own water system,
the bonds have been sold, the contract
for a system let and barring unforseen
difficulties they will be drinking water
from their own system in less than lour
months.
Under the present administration
three improvement districts have been
made and much is being done toward
the beautifying of the town by paving
and grading the streets. The saloons
have been closed at twelve o'clock at
night and the poolrooms on Sunday,
under the present regime, the first
time such a thing has been attempted
in the history of this city. The above
is only a partial list of the things the
present administration has done but it
is enough to assure the average voter
that the men who have looked after
the city's affairs the past year have not
been deglectful of their duties. Only
two of the present councilrnen Messrs.
Mischke and Schubert hold over for
another year.
Following are the names of those
who will put their names before the
voters at the coming election:
Mayor—F. E. Carlquist, J. W. Cor
coran.
Treasurer —John Koerner.
City Attorney —L. J. Nelson.
City Clerk —Guy A. Hamilton.
Health officer—G. W. Hoxsey, J. S.
Judah.
Councilmen-at-large—J. C. Massie,
A. Blomeke.
Councilmen —O. B. Robertson, H.
X. Featherstone, J. L. Close, S. A.
Burce, Max Kringle, Pfcter Saver, G.
W. Hathrway.
Corcoran Hunting Trouble
This community knows that the ed
itor of The Echo has tried to avoid a
controversy with J. W. Corcoran by
taking no notice of his little-minded
flings, enduring them until endurance
ceased to be a virtue. Since the last
castigation was administered he has
been decent for some three months,
but broke out this week in commenting
on the application of Deed H. Mayar
for the appointment of guardian of the
estate of Frank Freund, and went out
of his way to say:
"Guy A. Hamilton and Deed H.
| Mayar filed their applications with the
court for appointment as guardian of
1 the unfortunate man's affairs. Mr.
i Hamilton, being in the real estate bus
j mess and having had considerable bus
i mess with Mr. Freund, might be con
; sidered a very proper party for the job.
i The same can not be said, however,
| for the other applicant, who is sup
posed to be the busiest man in the
community, editing his Bull Moose
] organ and looking after his own exten
| sive real estate interests, to say nothing
of the fact that a deep feeling of dis
like had been cherished against him by
the man whose property he wishes to
control."
Deed H. Mayar has had very little
business with Mr. Freund, but what
he had was of the most friendly nature.
There was no ill feeling against .him
on the part of Mr. Freund for the rea
son that there was no ground for any.
There never having been any disagree
ment and only the most trivial busi
ness transactions. The above fling,
so gratuitous and uncalled for, from a
contemptible thief who tried to steal
honest men's reputation by charging
them with being mixed up in a five
thousand dollar graft against the city,
will be considered a very good reason
why he himself should have a guardian
I appointed.
Nick Kincherf, John Emig, Coun
cilman Schubert and Councilman
Mischke, each speaking for himself,
told Deed H. Mayar that they consid
ered him the best fitted and most ap
propriate man in the community to act
as the guardian of Franz Freund. If
there is any good reason why Deed
H. Mayar should not be appointed as
the guardian of Mr. Freund's property
it should be presented to the court
when the matter comes up on a hear
jing, Oct. 23.
PROGRESSIVE RALLY IN
OPERA HOUSE SATURDAY
J. A. Falconer, Govnor Teals, F. M.
Goodwin and Ole Hanson Will be
Among the Speakers
The first grand rally of the cam
paign will be held in the opera house
to-morrow night. The Moose Quar
tette of Wenatchee will be on hand to
render popular campaign songs.
Among the speakers who will be on
hand will be J. A. Falconer, of Ever
ett, candidate for congressman at
large; F. M. Goodwin, of Spokane,
candidate for congress from the third
district; Govnor Teats, of Tacoma,
! candidate for .lieutenant governor, aud
Ole Hanson, of Seattle, the man who
drove the race track evil from the
I state.
Another Bad Check Artist Captured
J. V. Ferguson, the young man who
about two weeks ago forged a check
for 320 on Wm. Roach, of this city,
claiming that he had an account in the
First National Bank of Wenatchee, was
arrested in that city last Friday eve
ning. On the following day he was
brought before Judge Grimshaw, to
whom he pleaded guilty and received
a fine of 8100 and was sentenced to
serve six months in the county jail
Ferguson, according to a Wenatchee
paper is the same young man who rode
a horse in a Fourth of July race in that
city and lost control of him, the animal
veering to one side of the course on
Mission street, trampling a rancher,.
Tom Bice, under foot. The injuries.
later resulted in the death of the man.
Ferguson gives his age as 19 years.
WATER BONDS BRING
GREAT BIG PREMIUM
Eastern Bond Buyers Pay $1,781 bonus
for Our $44,000 Water
Bond Issue
In the absence of Mayor Carlquist
at the regular meeting of the council
Tuesday night Councilman Campbell
acted as the chief executive. That
date being set as the day for the open
ing of the bids on the water system,
the bids were opened and the bonds
awarded to Cooke Holtz & Co., of
Chicago, who offered a premium of
$1,781. The difference between the
highest and lowest bid was 84000.
Following are those who offered bids:
S. A. Kean & Co., 844,500.
Farson Son &Co., 844,926.
H. C. Spear & Sons, Chicago, 845,
--200.
C. H. Coffin, Chicago, 845,007.
George H. Tilden & Co., Seattle,
844,082.
J. H. Causey & Co., Denver, 844,
--660.
Cooke Holtz & Co., Chicago, 845,
--781.
Johanson Egardh, Seattle less s'v
844,000.
Union Trust & Savings Bank. Spo
kane, 844,040.
Henry Pratt & Co., Tacoma less
8400 $44,000.
A communication from Engineer
Cook citing some things that had been
overlooked by former City Engineer
Brown in his plans and specifications
of the city waterworks system was read.
Mr. Cook's estimate for the additional
expense was $6530, but this amount
was cut down by the contractors Sea
man and Quigg who agreed to furnish
the necessary labor and materials for
the extras for $4500. The engineer was
instructed to go ahead and provide for
the extras providing that the total
amount did not exceed 844,000.
The engineers report on Improve
ment district No. 3 which includes Ev
ans and Bentcn streets was read show
ing the cost of such improvement to
be 82529.50. As there was no remon
strances filed it was decided that the
estimates be placed on file and an or
dinance prepared to cover the same.
The time for the hearing of remon
strances on the proposed improvements
on Front and Commercial streets was
continued for another week.
The marshal was instructed to see
that sidewalks were put in on Sherburne
street at once by the property holders.
The motion that the tax levy for
current expenses be 9,'.; mills and for
park purposes ,'•-■ mill was seconded
and carried.
$400 from Two Acres
The Wenatchee valley is truly the
place where dollars grow on trees. P.
J. Morris of Wenatchee has two acres
in apples of the Winesap variety from
which it is estimated he will receive
I 3000 boxes of fruit. Most of the fruit
is of the extra fancy grade and will net
him $1.25 a box after paying all ex
penses, a total of 83750. There h
about 200 trees on the two acres and
each tree will have at least fifteen
J boxes. The trees are eight years old.
A LL HOME
ANE W >
$1.50 Per Year
f. FREUND COMMITTED
TO INSANE ASYLUM
,"Man Worth $100,000 Loses His Mind
and Fears He will be Killed by
His Imaginary Cnemys
Franz Freund one of the old time
residents of this section and probably
one of the most eccentric characters in
the whole Wenatchee Valley, terrorized
the residents in the lower end of town,
' where he lives, last Friday night by
prowling around the neighborhoad with
a leaded 30-30 rifle searching for par
ties whom he said were trying to take
1 his life. Fearing that he might com
j mit some rash act the jiolice were no
j tilled, and he was placed under arrest.
On Monday he was examined by
Drs. McCoy and Haskell in Wenatchee
and pronounced insane. He will be
sent to the asylum at Medical Lake
where he will be confined until such
time as he regains his mental faculties.
Mr. Freund has lived here for more
than twenty years and has accumulated
property estimated to be worth 6100,
--000. His first holdings was a nyich
i in the Chumstick valley which he dis
posed of several years ago and put his
money into rent houses in this city.
I He continued to buy dwelling houses
: from time to time until he now has
thirty nine houses in the city. His
income is estimated at between four
and five hundred dollars a month.
He suffers from a bad case of
goiter and for a number of years has
lived the life of a recluse, which no
doubt has something to do with his
present mental condition. Once be
fore about fifteen years ago he became
insane and spent several months in
an insane asylum where he regained
the use of his mental faculties. While
he is at present in a very bad condi
tion there is a chance that he may re
cover from his affliction after a few
months.
A guardian will be appointed by
Judge Grimshaw to take care of his
estate. And in case he does not
recover, or his death and no heirs can
be found his property will revert to the
state.
ELECTION OFFICERS
FOR NOV. 5, 1912
Those who Will Have Charge of Polls
in West End of County
Leavenworth —Inspector, Guy A.
Hamilton; judges, George Walker,
D. A. Burget.
Tumwater —Inspector —E. H. Roth
ert; judges, G. E. Ouren, John Love.
Lake Wenatchee —Inspector. Geo.
Brown; judges, William Nelson, Wil
liam Bates.
Blewett —Inspector, C. P. Daven
port; judges, W. G. Litnerland, J. V.
Heavner.
Chiwaukum —Inspector, T. J. Dil
lon; judges, W. W. Thompson, L. P.
Leech.
Merritt —Inspector, H. B Smith;
judges, C. W. Hastings, S. F. Black.
Peshastin —Inspector, J. W. Sussex;
Judge*, George R. Field, H. W.
Counts.
Brother Corselius, of the Cashmere
Record sold his plant some time ago
and g.ive possession the first of October
to Mr. Raab the new publisher The
ta-t number of the Record under Mr.
Corselius was a record breaker in
and getup for a country weekly. So
lient an edition deserves mention,
and we have to regret that thru an
itfht or press of other ma"
proper acknowledgment was not made
of his monster edition, of which 8,000
I copies were printed, replete with de
scriptive matter and ns of the
rich and charming valley in which
Cashmere is located. It was a fit and
> memorable closing r 'er as a
newspaper man in the Wena'xhee Val
i and will not soon be forgotten.
Curtiss Mann well known in til
who recently sold his hotel in Meritt
to H. B. Smith, has moved to Seattle
where he now makes his home. Mr.
Mann is co:. to the
automobile business in that city.

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