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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
A LL HOME
Vol. 10. No. 8
MYSTERIOUS RUNG ON
THE WENATCHEE RIVER
William F. Scheffd Files on 10,000 Cubic
Feet a Second—May Build a
In the Chelan county auditor's office
a filing has been made on 25,000 feet
a second of Columbia river water at
Rock Island and 10,000 cubic feet of
Wenatchee river water. Both filings
were made by William F. Schefiel. who
first filed on the Columbia river water
last Friday and on Wednesday filed on
the Wenatchee river. Just who Mr.
Schtffel represents or to what use the
electric power will be put is yet a
mystery. Under the last filing, says
the Wenatchee World, diversion is to
be made by means of a dam which will
be constructed at a point two miles
south of Chiwaukum. This is four
miles north of the presentjGreat North
ern power house. It is proposed to
bring the water four and one half miles
down the stream by means of a flume
to the site of the power house. The
filing states that electric generation
and kindred purposes are intended.
Mr. Schefiel is believed by some to
represent the Edison Electric Company
and the proposed use of the water is to
develope electric power for irrigation,
lighting; heating, pumping, and all
mechanical purposes. To achieve this
object the intention is expressed of
building dams, canals, conduits, ditches
pipe lines and flumes. While, as pro
vided by law, the projects outlined in
the filing must be completed and in
operation within five years, the report
is current that if the preemption of
the water meets with no opposition the
work of developing the power will be
gin this year.
The statement is made, without of
ficial confirmation, however, that the
Edison company has contracted with
the Great Northern to electrify the
motive power of the railroad between
Seattle and Spokane within six years,
and that the filing on the water power
at Reck Island is one of the first steps
by the Edison company toward the ful
fillment of the contract.
Others are of the belief that the
Great Northern is gobbling up all the
power sites in order to retain control
of the electric power in this section.
It is possible that the filings were
made by agents of the Wenatchee
Valley Traction Co. who have fran
chises for an electric line between this
city and Wenatchee, but not likely as
the franchises granted by the county
will expire in March. Mr. Felt the
promoter of the road is still in Europe
and is confident that he will be able to
sell enough bonds to insure the com
pletion of the road.
By the terms of the law the rights
must be improved in 180 days after
the filing so the residents of this sec
tion will undoubtedly know more
about this mysterious affair before the
summer is over.
Mr. Scheffel, who made the filing,
is said to be the agent of K. T. Per
rine, the electrical engineer who in
stalled the big power plant af Twin
Falls, Idaho. He is a director in the
Notice of Public Meeting
Notice is hereby given, that a public
meeting is called to meet at the
Commercial Club Rooms in, Leaven
worth, on March 1, 1913, at the hour
of 8 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of
organizing a good roads association for
All taxpayers and all persons inter
ested in road improvements are re
quested to attend.
Signed, L- J- Nelson
J. B, Adams
H. E. Can
Good Roads Committee.
A German has succeeded in mak
ing good brandy out of sawdust. That's
the stuff. When a man can take a
rip saw and get drunk on a rail fence
option laws will have no further terrors
ZTbe Xeavenwortb iScbo
Work Starts on Water System Monday
It was announced this week that
work on the water system will be re
sumed again Monday morning, and in
all probability the work completed in
the next two months. The first work
to be done will be the putting of the
supply pipe under the railroad tracks
for which a tunnel will have to be
built after which the pipeline crossing
the river will be put in. This is re
garded as one of the most difficult parts
of the work yet to be completed as the
pipe is to be laid on the bottom of the
SCHOOL BOARD SUSTAINED
IN THE LARSIN CASE
County School Superintendent Returned
Her Finding Wednesday
In November last the school board
dismissed Miss Josephine Larsin for
insubordination and unprofessional con
duct. From this action Miss Larsin
appealed to the County superintendent
before whom the matter came to trial
on the Ist of February. Miss Larsin
being represented by Col. Fox. The
transcript of the evidence shows that
she refused to comply with the regula
tions of the school and was guilty of
unprofessional conduct. Miss McKin
non, one of the teachers testified that
Miss Larsen said to her, speaking of a
pupil, "Why don't you knock hell out
of him," and also testified that she
used in her hearing vulgar language,
but would not repeat the language.
Miss Sims, another one of the teachers,
testified that Miss Larsin used profane
language to her in speaking of school
reports. It was also in evidence that
Miss Larfin said to G. A. Hamilton,
member of the school board, speaking
of Superintendent Moore, "He goes
about the building like a Jesus Christ."
Following is the decision of the
After hearing the testimony of the
witnesses, the plea of Attorney E. H.
Fox, and after reviewing the transcript
as taken by Geo. Beggs, the court
stenographer, in "The matter of the
appeal of Miss Josephine C. Larsin
from the decision and order of dismis
sal of Leavenworth school board of
Dist. No. 49," I believe the evidence
shows that she (Miss Josephine C.
Larsin) was insubordinate to the prin
cipal and unprofessional in conduct as
a teacher. Therefore I, Viletta H.
Guthrie, Superintendent of Schools,
Cheian county, Washington, hereby
sustain the action of the Leavenworth
School Board of School District No.
49, Cheian county, Washington, in
the dismissal of Miss Josephine C.
Larsen as teacher.
Signed this 26th day of February,
Villetta H. Guthrie, Superintendent
of Schools, Cheian county, Washing
Mrs. Hutchins Pupils at the Scecnic
One of the most entertaining per
formances witnessed at the Scenic
Theater in several month!) was that of
last Friday night when the pupils of
Mrs Mabel Hutchins were the main
attraction at the local playhouse. A
good crowd was in attendance and
everyone spoke very highly of the
children's work. Those taking part
were, Miss Reatha Hutchings, Sada
Hasagawa, Oriet Peterson, Florence
Bell and Clifford Hegler. Consider
ing the age of the children who are
yet in their teens they can not receive
too much praise. Reatha Hutchins
and Master Clifford Hegler did un
usually well in a sketch "The Artists
Dream" and brought down the house
when they put on the Texas Tommy
dance. When the dance started the
young lady wore a spiked belt which
would not permit her partner to come
very close but during the closing sec
onds the belt had found its place in
the corner and they were going to it
in the regular old bunny hug style.
Mrs. Hutchins has announced that she
will give one entertainment every
Let the Echo print your next job.
Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, February 28, 1913
SHINGLE MILL SURE
EOR LAKE WENATCHEE
Promoters Plan to Have Mill in Opera
tion in four Months. Are Now on
the Coast Buying Machinery
From Messrs. Appleton & Carter
who came down from Wenatchee Lake
last Friday, where they spent several
days inspecting the cedar in that lo
cality, it is learned that they expect to
have their mill in full operation not
later than the middle of July. Con
siderable timber has already been con
tracted for and the owners of the mill
intend to buy all of the cedar in that
locality which is estimated by Forest
Supervisor Sylvester to be about 30,
--000,000 feet. The ranchers in the
vicinity of the Lake will do most of
the logging for the new mill which
will cut about three million feet of
timber each year. Logging operations
will begin at an early date and a big
supply of logs will be on hand by the
time the mill starts.
Messrs. Appleton & Carter have had
considerable experience in the shingle
business having operated a mill of a
similar nature on the coast several
years ago and state that the outlook
for the business fs very good.
Other parties representing eastern
capital were here this week and are also
seriously contemplating putting a shin
gle mill on the Lake providing they
can contract for enough timber to in
sure them several years run. One of
the parties, who arrived here the same
day that Messrs. Appleton & Carter
came down from the Lake stated that
he had made up his mind some time
ago to put in a shingle mill on the
Lake but thought there was no use
going into that section until the snow
had disappeared. He became excited
when told that most of the timber had
already been contracted for another
mill, bat it is understood that he is
still figuring on locating a mill in that
WILL END VERY SOON
Hard Matter as Yet to say who Will
Land the Plum—two Candidates
At a meeting of the democratic
central committee in Seattle last Satur
nay it was decided to leave the en
dorsements of postmasters and local
federal jobs to the county commit
teeman from the county involved who
will make the endorsements after con
sulting with the county committee. In
this county the Leavenworth man who
would be next postmaster will have to
receive the endorsement of W. O.
Parr who is the committeeman for
Chelan county. After the endorse
ment is given it goes to the state cen- ]
tral committee after which it will be
forwarded to President Wilson. Under
this plan only one name will come be
fore the President. The local postof
fice situation as it now stands is be
tween Guy Hamilton and G. W. Hox
sey with the chances favoring the lat
ter who is known to be favored by
Leavenworth Brick Goes to Chicago
In response to a request from the
Clay Products Exhibition to be held in
Chicago February 26 to March 8, Mr.
Gutherless of the Leavenworth Brick
Co., this week forwarded by parcels
post one of the best specimens of the
brick that he is making. There is to
be sent to Chicago 25,000 brick from
different parts of the country and they
will be used in the construction of a
building which the officers of the ex
hibition have planned. Another point
that will be watched with interest is
the length of time taken for delivery
under the new system.
Ed. Tholin who left here about two
weeks ago for Seattle suffering with an
abscess on his neck, is still under the
care of physicians in that city.
Castleberry - Drickha mer
The marriage of Mrs. Etta Castle
berry and Mr. William Drickhamer both
of this city occured in Wenatchee last
Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Jones of
that city performing the ceremony.
The couple returned on the after
noon train and have taken up their
residence in this city. Mrs. Castle
berry and family came to Leavenworth
ten years ago. Later she moved to
Missouri where she spent several years
returning to this city about a year ago-
Mr. Drickhamer is a fireman on the
Great Northern and is weli known in
SEWER SYSTEM PLANNED
BY CITY COUNCILMEN
Would Cost Between $30,000 and $40,
--000 According to Rough Estimate
by City Engineer Cook
That the residents of this city will
look with much favor towards the put
ting in of a sewer system for Leaven
worth, was the opinion formed by the
council Tuesday evening when one pe
tition carrying 39 names and two com
munications were on hand asking that
some action be taken on this important
question. At present there is a sewer
system serving most of the business
district but it is believed that it is in
adequate on account of not being deep
enough to drain basements. The pro
posed system will take in the whole
town, and Engineer Cook believes that
the cost would be at least 830,000.
On account of the depth of the pipe
which would be from 8 to 10 feet,
much rock would likely be encountered
says Mr. Cook and it will be several
weeks yet before he will be able to give
his estimate on the cost. In view of
the demand for this improvement the
council instructed the engineer to look
into the matter and make a report at
an early eate. Whether the work will
be done under the local improvement
district plan or submitted to a vote of
the people has not as yet been decided
as usually this class of work is done
under the former plan. If it is found
that the work can be done for $30,000
it will be regarded as a very reasonable
Two petitions asking that lights be
installed at the corner of 13th and
Commercial streets and one on the via
duct near the Leavenworth Steam Laun
dry were taken up and Marshall Bohn
sack was instructed to see to the in
stallation of the lights. The question
of putting lights on the viaduct over
the Great Northern tracks was taken up
but the councilmen were unable to de
termine any method by which the
lights could be installed so that they
would not be broken. About a year
ago lights were placed on the viaduct
but the constant jar on the bridge
caused by wagons and trains caused the
globes to break and they have since
been discontinued. Mayor Carlquist
suggested that the lights be placed on
a spring coil and it is likely that this
plan will be tried out.
The petition of last week from prop
erty owners in block 2 and three ask
ing that the alley between Front and
Commercial streets be paved with bith
ulithic pavement and the expense be
charged to the abbutting property own
ers was taken up, but on motion laid
over until next week. On account of
the proposed sewer system it was
deemed best to wait until final action
was taken on that question so that no
unnecessary expense would occur to
the property owners asking for this im
An ordinace was read making the
license fee $25 for operating a peanut
and popcorn wagon on the street.
For improving Cascade street by
grading, surfacing and putting in side
walks a resolution was introduced and
adopted. The date for hearing ob
jections is March 25.
An ordinance for the improving of
Price avenue from Pine to Sherbourne
streets known as improvement district
No. 4 passed its first reading.
Peter Saver left Thursday afternoon
for the coast to be absent several days.
BARCLAY WILL BUILD
Seattle Man Will Erect Two-Story Brick
Building on Front Street—Work
to Begin About April 1
Work on a two-story brick building
30x100 will commence inside of an
other thirty days according to A. C.
Barclay, of Seattle, who spent several
days here this week. The ground
floor will be used for a store room and
the upstairs will in all likehood be di
vided into rooms and become a part of
the Leavenworth hotel, now owned by
Hugo Kringle. The new building
will cost approximately $10,000 and it
is planned to start construction work
inside of another thirty days.
Mr. Barclay will be remembered by
some of the older residents when he
was station agent here about fifteen
years ago and later a passenger con
ductor. Since resigning his position
with the railroad company he has con
ducted a store in the public market in
Seattle, handling Heinz's 57 varieties,
from whicn he has made a consider
Mr. Barclay returned to Seattle
Tuesday afternoon but will return in
about a month and let the contract for
Revival services closed last Sunday
evening with a large crowd in atten
dance but the work for the salvation
of souls will never cease. All Chris
tions should pray that more will be
convicted of sin and brought to Christ.
We will hold regular services on Sun
day to which everyone not worshiping
elsewhere is invited. On Thursday,
March 6, our district superintendent
will be with us to preach and hold the
third quarterly conference in the eve
ning. Join with us in the Sunday
school, Epworth League and preaching
services for the uplifting of Leaven
worth and all surrounding community.
Max A. Jeffords, Pastor.
The subject for next Sabbath morn
ing at the Congregational church will
be "Assurance." In the evening,
"Uncertainty of Life." You and your
friends are invited to worship with us.
Good singing, good crowds and a good
time in general. Come.
W. V. Davis, Pastor.
No services, except Sunday school
as usual, will be held next Sunday, as
the pastor will have charge of the ser
vices to be conducted in Low Gap,
L. J. AveLallemant, Pastor.
Mrs. Wiley Rice and little daughter
Ruby who went to Wenatches suffering
from blood poison are still in that city
but are reported to be recovering.
Mrs. Rice bruised her ankle quite badly
ten days ago and about the same time
her little daughter received a bad cut
on her forehead as the resuk of a fall.
Blood poison set in in both cases and
it was thought best that they should go
to Wenatchee where they would re
ceive better care.
E. Hallin was arrested this week on
a charge of disorderly conduct and
sentenced by Judge Grant to serve
fifteen days on the street. On refus
ing to work the judge extended his
sentence to thirty days, during which
time he will be on the bread and wa
ter diet unless he changes his mind
and decides to take a little exercise.
Mrs. Lou Brown has been suffering
with muscular rhuematisra the past
ten days but is said to be improving.
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Motteler moved
into their new bungalow in the Leaven
worth Gardens last week.
Cast your vote for G. W. Hathaway
for director at the school election to
s>l..">u rbi .
Saturday evening the members of
the Eastern Star Chapter were enter
tained at the newly remodeled home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gutherless. The
house was decorated with flags.
Shaded incandescent red, white and
blue lights, with the portrait of George
Washington in Masonic regalia open
ing lodge, were unique features of the
decorations. The scheme was further
carried out on the score cards, which
were imprinted with the symbolical
cherry. Cards were the form of enter
tainment, Mrs. Wheeler and Mr. Field
receiving the highest score. Soft
music added to the enjoyment of the
guests, Miss Lynch presiding at the
piano. A two course luncheon was
served. The hostess was assisted by
Miss Rhodes, of Wenatchee.
The invited guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. Mottler, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Samp
son, Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth Mohler,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ruth, Mr. and
Mrs. G. P. Fryberger, Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. A. G.
Stage, Dr. and Mrs. McKeown, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Davis, Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Field, Mr. and Mrs. Van Brock
lin, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Andrews,
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gutherless. Mes
dames Ella E. Wedell, Walker and
Geerds. Misses Bethia Nason, Carrie
Sims, Nell Sims. Messrs. F. E. Carl
quist and H. I. Talbot.
In point of fashionable attendance
and beauty of appointments, the Mar
tha Washington Luncheon given Feb
rbary 22nd by Mrs. Murry Alexander
Marley and Mrs. James Thomas Mc-
Donald as hostesses was one of the
smartest social functions of the season.
The McDonald home where the af
fair was given was decorated simply in
Sags and carnations while two large
round tables were made beautiful with
red ribbons from chandeliers to small
red hatchets bearing the guest's name,
for place, cards, miniature flags and
Those present were: Mesdames J.
B. Adams, A. R. Brown, R. Broughton,
G. Hamilton, Robert Fields, G. W.
Sampson, W. B. Simpson, Wm. At
wood, L. J. Nelson, F. S. Jacobsen,
Louis Taylor, Clarence Campbell, Wm.
Tegtmeier, P. A. Snyder, Albert Mc-
Keown, H. E, Can, J. Cullen, J. W.
Close, Madam Fields, Miss Carr, Miss
VanCleve, Miss Comby, Miss Grue,
Mrs. Warren of Everett, M». Marley
and Mrs. McDonald.
The Priscilla Club met with Mrs.
Wm. Titus last Friday and a pleasant
afternoon was spent in sewing and
fancy work after which a dainty lunch
eon was served. The guests were:
Mrs. Sam Humphrey, Mrs. Hugh Dot
son, Mrs. Frank Searles, Mrs. Heinrich,
Mrs. E. N. Burgess, Miss Pearl Sears,
Miss Minnie Poepmiller and Mrs. Wm.
Titus. The next meeting of the club
will be with Mrs. E. N. Burgess.
The M. E. Aid Society will meet in
the church pallors Wednesday March
sth at 2:30 p. m. Tea will be served
by Mrs. S. A. Blankenship, Mrs. Chas.
Albright and Mrs. M. O. Logan.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Lee will enter
tain the 500 club tonight at their home
on the North side.
School Director to be Elected Tomorrow
A school director to succeed G. W.
Hathaway is to be elected tomorrow.
The election will be held at the school
house. If you are interested in the
school you should take enough interest
to go and vote for the man you believe
would give the district the best service.
One of the largest, if not the largest
j crowd that ever assembled in the Sce
| nic Theatre was present at the Roundup
' pictures shown on Wednesday evening.
Three reels were necessary to show the
I doings of the cowpunchers at their an
nual big show and it was a most in
teresting scene from start to finish.
Two other unusualy good pictures were
I included in the entertainment.