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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
ALL HOME
™ PRINT
Vol. 10. No. 6
LEAVENWORTH SCHOOLS
HAKE RAPID PROGRESS
Boys and Girls Being Given Valuable
Training for Their After Life
NEW DEPARTMENTS OF MUCH BENEFIT
Nearly Four Hundred Students are now
Enrolled—Students Taking Much
Interest in Their Work
That the local schools will rank with
the best in the state was the opinion
formed by an Echo representative this
weeic who was shown thru the various
rooms by Superintendent Moore. The
enrollment at this time is 370 of which
number there are 304 in the gTades
and 66 in the high school. This
shows considerable increase over last
year and Mr. Moore states that new
students are coming in every week.
In the past people with children have
been very reluctant about coming to
Leavenworth on account of the schools
which were very inadequate but thru
the efforts of Mr. Moore who has been
the guiding genius of these institutions
for the past four years they have
reached a high standard and are now
excelled by few schools in the state.
The new high school building
erected last year at a cost of approxi
mately $50,000 is excellently arranged
for school work and the many new
departments added this year are prov
ing to be quite an attraction for the
boys and girls in the city. There were
a few skeptical ones in the beginning
who were opposed to the manual train
ing, domestic science and music and
art departments, but with few excep
tions they have all come to the con
clusion that these things are the great
est drawing cards that the school could
have.
More than ordinary interest is being
manifested in the manual training and
domestic science departments which
gives the boys and girls training which
is very valuable when they leave the
school and take up the battle of life.
There are from fifteen to twenty stu
dents taking up the manual training
work which consists of mechanical
I drawing and carpenter work and con
sidering the length of time since the
new branch was installed they are
making rapid progress. The writer
1 found eight young men busily engaged
'on some household article when he
visited this room and on inspection of
the various articles which consisted of
chairs, tables, umbrella and hat racks,
tool boxes, found many of them to have
that finish that only skilled workmen
can produce. After an article has
been finished and approved by Mr.
Moran who takes great interest in
I this work, it goes to the paint shop
where a coat of varnish or paint is ap
plied. The furniture room, as it might
be termed, is already full of things
made by the student, and Mr. Moore
believes by next year he can place the
product of this department on the
market and not be ashamed of it.
From here the writer was escorted to
I the domestic science room or probably
it would be best to say the kitchen
where he found at least a dozen girls
receiving instructions in the art of cook
ing. The tables were covered with
the ingredients of cakes, pies and other
pastries and the savory odors which
arose from the oven were most inviting.
Miss Miller who has charge of this
work said that the girls are doing ex
tra good work along these lines and
that their cakes and pies are in great
demand by the people of the city.
She further states that it is not the
intention to give the girls instructions
only how to prepare fancy dishes, but
more to teach them how to cook a good
meal at small cost. In these days of
the "High cost of living" the grocery
bill is a very important item, and one
which every young woman should be
(Concluded on Pa«e Six)
<Ibe Xeavenwortb Bcbo
No Hope for Republican Office Holders
Futile as it seems, in view of the
determination of the democratic sen
ators to confirm no nominations, save
those in the Army, Navy or diplomatic
service, the President continues to send
in many nominations to the Senate.
Little consolation can be gained from
this by the persons nominated, and yet
they are as eager to be named as
though that meant sure acceptance by
the Senate. Fortunately the Senate,
having made sure that compromise or
agreement was out of the question, has
abandoned its incipient filibuster and
has buckled down to the transaction of
the vast amount of business that re
mains for it to clear away before the
fourth of March brings the session ar
bitrarily and abruptly to a close.
WENATCHEE HAS PLANS
EOR BIG APPLE SHOW
Will Cost About $10,000—Location Will
be Secured at Early Date
Fair Hesperides was one of the
names suggested for the apple show
which the citizens of Wenatchee are
planning to hold this year at a meeting
held in Wenatchee Tuesday evening.
A good crowd was in attendance at
the meeting and Chairman D. D. Olds
was assured loyal support from those
present.
Chairman Olds reported that he has
already secured pledges of 1,000 boxes
of apples to be donated by growers and
for which they will receive stock in the
fair corporation, says the World. A
campaign will be inaugurated in the
near future to raise a large subscription
of cash from business men. Probable
cost of the enterprise was discussed
and it was thought that at least $10,
--000 will be required to make as suc
cessful an event as the club desires.
This will be prorated among the dif
ferent departments, each of which will
be required to keep within the pre
limit.
The chief problem now perplexing
the board is the matter of grounds and
building. There are prospects of solv
ing this problem next month by raising
$15,000 for purchase of several blccks
of giound east of the railway tracks,
this tract to become a public park,
playground and site for a big exposition
hall which would become the perma
nent home of the Fair Hesperides. It
is hoped to have this matter settled
within the next two months at the
latest.
Smash the "Money Trust"
The extraordinary revelation of J.
Pierpont Morgan's power, over twenty
five billion dollars of wealth in this
country brings an acute consciousness
of the need for some reform of our
banking system which will check the
enormous concentration of wealth in
New York. Gotham is our greatest
commercial city, and there must al
ways be more wealth there so long as
it holds that commanding system.
That the amount of wealth which is
concentrated there is disproportionate
to the city's importance in the fi
nancial scheme is due to our antiquated
banking system, under which stocks
and bonds are preferred to commercial
paper at a basis of credit, and under
which the idle funds of country banks
flow to Wall Street for speculative uses.
Mr. Morgan regards the enormous
power vested in him as a personal
trust, but we observe that he has ad
ministered it to his personal profit. He
has never been dishonest about it. We
can hardly say he has been unpatriotic
about it. He has merely taken ad
vantage of the weakness of our bank
ing system. It is time to reform that
system so that Morgans will become
an impossibility—Banking Reform.
In company with Governor West, of
Oregon, and delegations from the legis
latures of both Washington and Ore
gon, Governor Lister and State High
way Commissioner Roberts visited and
inspected the Celilo Falls power site on
the Columbia river.
Leaven worth, Wash., Friday, February 14, I°l3
MANY WOULD BE CITY
WATER COMMISSIONER
Council May Make Appointment at Next
Meeting—Woldenberg Expresses His
Ideas on the Question
When the council met on Tuesday
evening there were just enough present
for a quorum, Councilmen Close, Mis
chke and Saver being absent Among
the first things to be taken up was the
ordinance dividing the city into three
wards and on a motion from Massie,
which was seconded by Robertson, the
measure passed with an unanimous vote.
The deed for the right-of-way thru the
Cascade orchards for which the city
paid $250, was received and it was de
cided to forward Mr. Peters the money.
That the city water commissioner job
will not go begging was again demon
strated when two more applications for
the position were read, R. C. Leslie
making application for the job as com
missioner and W. A. Betz, as assistant.
Both communications were placed on
file. S. C. Woldenberg at this time
took the floor and stated that he and
many others were opposed to the ap
pointment of a water commissioner,
and it was his opinion that the city
could save considerable money in the
course of a year by hiring the work
done by the day. He didn't think
that a commissioner would be neces
sary after the service pipes had been
installed and it would be a useless ex
pense. This question aroused con
siderable discussion and it was the be
lief of Mr. Quigg that the city could
not get along very well without some
one to look after the system, and that
a $50,000 water plant should not be
unattended. On account of the absent
CouDcilmen it was decided to again lay
the matter over until next Tuesday
evening.
The clerk announced that the con
tract for the city printing would expire
on March 15 and he was instructed to
call for bids on the work. The notice
of an appeal by the Great Northern
Railway Co., who are protesting against
the Assesment roll for Improvement
District No. 1, which takes in the
paved district, was on hand and turned
over to Attorney Nelson. The report
on the improvement districts for the
past year was not completed and will
be taken up at the next meeting.
BIG APPROPRIATIONS
FOR STATE HIGHWAYS
Eastern Washington will get $640,000
to be Used in the Making
of Better Roaks
It is estimated that $2,000,000 will
be available for the building of high
ways in the state this year. Under the
plan 32 per cent of the highway fund
will be expended on the east side of
the mountains which will mean about
$640,000. The amount will be di
vided as follows: Spokane south thru
Colfax, $160,000; Walla Walla, $160,
--000, to be divided on roads either east
or west of that city as may be decided
locally; Wenatchee to Reardon, (road
to Spokane) $96,000, half to be spent
beginning at Reardon and working west
ward, and half to be spent working
eastward from Wenatchee. Colfax
$96,000, for improvements of its roads
both north and south. $32,000 will
be reserved for maintenance of this
road.
These amounts are arrived at by di
viding according to percentage of tax
contributions based on valuations of
property through which the highways
are to be built. Spokane gets 25 per
cent, Walla Walla 25 per cent, We
natchee 15 per cent, Reardoo 15 per
cent, Colfax 15 per cent, maintenance
five per cent. The average cost of
graded roads is figured at $3000 per
mile.
W. A. Betz has been on the sick
list for several days this week with a
seyere case of the grip but is now re
covering.
COMMERCIAL CLUB
HAS ANNUAL ELECTION
An Effort Made at Monday Night's meet-
to Revive Interest and Every
body Says Amen
In response to call the largest meet
ing held in the past year turned out
last Monday evening and almost filled
the club rooms. President Carr being
absent the meeting was called to order
by Secretary Gangler and Mr. M. A.
Marley chosen to preside over the
deliberations.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year. There being no
contest for the offices and but one
nomination for each place it did not
take long to dispose of the business
for which the meeting was called.
J. A. Hearst was elected president,
John Koerner, vice president, R. B.
Field, treasurer and L. J. Nelson, O.
S. Sampson, S. A. Burce, J. B. Adams
and William Titus, directors.
A motion was made to so change the
bylaws that anybody could join on pay
ment in advance of one month's dues.
Some ten or fifteen took advantage of
the opportunity and enrolled their
narses. The meeting then adjourned
to the Rainier Cafe where Mr. Phillips
had prepared a splendid spread which
was highly enjoyed. About the time
the cigars were passed around Chairman
Marley turned the meeting over to
Col. Fox, who acted as toastmaster, and
in the next two hours called on J. A.
Hearst, Deed H. Mayar, F. S. Jacob
sen, L. J. Nelson, Wm. Mclntosh and
several others, all of whom responded
with brief remarks, principally directed
to the importance of maintaining a
commercial club and the good it might
d« if the right kind of spirit actuated
the members. President Hearst said
if the club rooms could be used for
social gathering of members and their
friends after business hours in the eve
ning and on Sundays he thought it
would have the effect of keeping up
interest in clubmatters. Mr. Mclntosh
concurred in this suggestion.
Mr. McDaniel brought up the sub
ject of the Kid Band and said if the
town would take as much interest in the
band and contribute to its support as
liberally as in the past the town had
contributed to keeping up a ball team
he would show this town what a band
could do to bring people here from
other towns in the valley. It soon be
came evident that Mr. McDaniel was a
band enthusiast and that bands were
his special hobby. Everybody has a
good word to say for our Kid Band but
not all would agree that it was the only
thing in Leavenworth worth showing
and talking about. A committee of
three, Messrs. Jacobsen, Krollpfeiffer
and Burce,was appointed to canvass
the band question and ascertain how
much money could be raised to help
the boys.
After some talk along general lines
and the best way to keep interest in
the club alive, the party broke up
about eleven o'clock.
Woman Prize Corn Grower
Miss Esta Beaman who resides near
Stillwater, is the winner of a prize of
$200 for growing the best acre of corn
in Oklahoma, in competition with 500
boys, has received orders for all the
seed ;oiu she grew on her prize acre
at %2 a bushel. Miss Beaman pro
duced 95 bushels and 10 pounds of
corn on rocky, stumpy upland, doing
all the work herself. The money wili
be used by Miss Beaman for a course
at the State Agricultural College.
Advertised Letters
The following letters remain un
called for at the Leavenworth Post
| office for the week ending Feb. 10, '13
Fleming James (2), Freeman Hen
ry, Hodkinson, Dale L.; Jarome, Rik
| art; Lavigne, W.; Madecia, Mary (2);
Wilson, Peter (2); Nelson, Victor Mrs.
McElwain, Frank; Philips, Geo. H.;
Price, Clyde; Reeder, Bill: Sutton,
Jane; Taylor, Robert; Willcott, Mrs.
Joe (2). J. C. Davis,
Postmaster.
$25 for a Slogan
On February 1 the fruit trade jour
nals printed an announcement of a
prize competition launched by the
Northwestern Fruit Exchange of Port
! land, Oregon, in the general interest
of all concerned, wherein they offer 825
in cash for the best slogan from all ,
the Northwest districts. Somewhere
there is a magic word that can be made
!to do for apples, what "Sunkist" did
| for oranges. They want to find it.
When they do, it will become as widely
.known as "Sunny Jim," "Quaker Oats"
; and the rest. This competition is
wide open to our readers.
COMMENCED WORK ON
A 600 FOOT TUNNEL
Machinery Hauled Out to Camp This
Week—To Be Completed Early
Next Summer
Charles Wallace took the contract to
deliver a large gasoline engine and a
compresser and drill out on the We
natchee river, about twenty-two miles
j from here, the first of this week, at a
I point on the line of canal under con
! struction by the Wenatchee Park Land
. and Irrigation Co. The tunnel is be
ing built to avoid a long detour and
is one of two which will be built.
Chas. Monary, a contractor, well
known in this vicinity where he has
I done considerable work on the con
struction of irrigation ditches came up
from Wenatchee last Saturday and left
the first of the week for the Chewawa
river valley where he will superintend
the construction of a 600 foot tunnel
for the Wenatchee Park Land Co., ir
j rigation ditch. At present only a
small crew of men will be employed
but it is expected to increase the force
in about a month. It will ■ take from
four to five months to complete the
! tunnel. »_
NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH
WHEN GUN IS DISCHARGED
Chalmer Gay of Merritt Seriously In
jured by Bullet Which Passed Thru
His Eye—Will Probably Recover
Chalmer Gay, the fourteen-year old
! son of Mr. Gay, the operator at Merritt,
| had a most miraclous escape from death
i Thursday morning when a 38-caliber
| revolver, which he was examining ex-
I ploded, the bullet striking hin in the
i eye and coming out back of the ear.
' Dr. Judah, who was summoned to Mer-
I ritt immediately after the accident,
I says that while the wound is a most
I painful one, he does not believe that
| that it will be fatal. The bullet
i barely missed the brain and had it
' varied the fraction of an inch death
! would have resulted instantly. It has
not been determined as yet whether he
! would lose the sight of his eye. The
young man was taken to the Wenat
j chee hospital by Dr. Judah and the
I crisis is expected to be reached inside
! of forty-eight hours.
Death of Little Son of Thos. Grant
A very sad death occured Tuesday
night about 11 o'clock when William
the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Grant was taken from them. The boy
had only been sick about three days
and Drs. Judah and Hoxsey, who at
tended him were unable to learn the
exact cause of death although it is be
lieved it was concussion of the brain.
The boy, who was five yean and seven
days old was an unusually bright little
fellow and had a very lovable charac
ter. 'The funeral services occured
Thursday afternoon and were conducted
by Father Van de Walle.
According to a recent statement
made by the fruit inspector it is unlaw
ful for grocers or anyone else to sell in
fected fruit. Such sales carry a penalty
and in many places thruout the state
the inspector has jumped onto dealers
pretty hard and compelled them to
destroy large quantities of fruit. Apples
to be sold must be absolutely free
from scab.
A LL HOME
A NEWS
COUiiiib MOULD UNITE
TO BUILD BLEWETT ROAD
forest Supervisor Sylvester States That
The Cost Would Not Be Large
IS VERY IMPORTANT Tti OROUGHf ARE
County Commissioners Should Make Ap
propriation to put this Highway Into
Better Shape—s3ooo Needed
If the county commissioners of Che
lan and Kittitas counties would appro
priate $1500 each the Blewett road,
which is the connecting link between
the two counties, could be put into a
very passable shape says Forest Su
pervisor Sylvester. Mr. Sylvester had
hoped to receive a thousand dollars
from the forestry department to be
used on this road, but on account of
more important road work in the
Rainier Park on the west side, most of
the money from the Forestry Depart
ment highway fund will be used at
that place.
In the last congress it was decided
that ten per cent of the receipts of
this department, which in this state
will amount to about $25,000 should
be set aside for road work, the road in
the National Park which leads up to
Mt. Rainier sees much travel in the
course of a year and as it is iv very
bad shape it was decided to spend the
biggest shaie of the appropriation
there. The Forest Supervisor states
that about the only money he will re
ceive for roads will be $200 to be used
in the Chewawa river valley.
Mr. Sylvester says that the residents
of Kittitas county and especially those
of Cle Elum are very much interested
in the Blewett road and it is quite
likely that the commissioners of that
county would appropriate money for
the road if this county would do like
wise. He had originally intended had
he secured $1000 from the Forestry
department to ask the two counties to
contribute 81000 each towards this
work but since there is little chance of
him getting this money before next
year the counties will have to bear the
expense alone if the work is done this
year.
The Blewett Pass route which is a
portion of state road No. 7 is one of
the most important stretches of road
in Chelan county and one that has
been too long overlooked. While the
$3000 would not put the road into
first class condition, it would open it
up for travel and during the summer
months it would be used considerably
by motorists and tourists. There are a
few steep grades but Mr. Sylvester be
lieves that these could also be elimi
nated with little additional cost.
With the many valuable mining
properties in the vicinity of Blewett
and the numerous other benefits that
will result from the opening up of this
road, the county commissioners should
take up this matter at an early date
and arrange to have this work done
this year.
Revival Meetings
From seventy-five to a hundred peo
ple are attending the meetings at the
Methodist church each evening. Miss
Clulow's solos, together with the duets
in which her mother nelps, give pleas
ing variations to the song service.
The sermon being moderate in leneth
makes a good service of not more than
an hour. The meetings will continue
indefinitely.
In a raid made by the police author
ities in Wenatchee Tuesday night,
eight bootleggers were arrested in
Shacktown. Four of the number were
released on $200 bonds. The men
arrested were: Frank Hunt, Lee Ives,
John Doe an Indian, Carl Doe a little
Swede, W. S. Scheer, Joe, Italian.
Richard Roe, big Swede, and Slim
Martin.
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