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This Paper is Read Every Week By Four Fifths off All the Residents in the Upper Wenatchee Valley— Because it Has the NEWS, That's Why
Best County Paper
Vol. 12. No. 1
MAYOR WOODROW WILL
WORK FOR ECONOMY
Newly Elected City Officials Took Up
Their Duties Last Tuesday
Tuesday evening saw the last meet
ing of the old city council, with the
exception of two members, Council
men Wheeler and Miller, who are hold
overs for another year. Those chosen
in the election of December to serve
for the coming year and who took up
their duties this week were: Mayor
L. W. Woodrow, Councilmen H. X.
Featherstone, C. W. Seeley, J. E.
Schubert, P. A. Snyder, and S. C.
The retiring Mayor Woldenburg, be
fore giving up his seat to his successor
made a few remarks concerning the ad
ministration of 1914. He stated that
it was usually the case for the outgoing
mayor to thank the council for their
help and assistance during the year,
but strange as it may seem, he had no
praise for his colleagues of the past
year. They had helped him but little
to carry out his promises made to the
peoDle before his election, and he then
cited the Volunteer Fire Department
which he had tried so hard to get or
ganized. It was his belief that $100,
--000 worth of property could have been
saved if the city had had a fire depart
ment the past year. The councilmen
in office at the time the city water sys
tem was accepted, also were criticised
Mayor Woodrow who took his seat
following Mr. Woldenburg's talk stated
that he had few promises to make, but
that he did promise Leavenworth a
program of which "Efficiency and
Economy" would be the headliners,
He stated further that he would go slow
on appointments and had none to make
at that time. He then asked the clerk
to call the roll and the new couucil
took their seats.
The first thing asked for by the new
Mayor was a report on the financial
condition of the city which was given
by Treasurer Koerner.
The report showed the city to be in
bad shape financially. For some time
to come the leading question will be
"How to relieve the situation." There
will be retrenchment along all lines and
wherever an item of expense can be cut
out, it will be done.
City Attorney Nelson suggested that
the council should have a detailed
statement every month, taking in every
fund, showing the amount of money on
hand, and also the outstanding war
rants. This suggestion met with the
spproval of the mayor and the council
and the treasurer will probably in the
future be asked for such a report. The
city attorney also believed that the
clerk should be provided with a filing
cabinet and card index system to keep
track ot all of the city's valuable
Councilman Woldenburg stated that
he believed that an additional bond
should be issued to take care of the
city's indebtedness providing they
could find bonding houses that
would accept 6 per cent issuances.
He said this would result in a saving of
at least 2 or 3 per cent interest.
F. H. Hutchings was granted per
mission to transfer his saloon license to
the room over the Jap laundry.
The ordinance confirming and ap
proving the assessment roll for Im-
P T6ve-mem Dist^o- 4 was read and
It is believed that tfc« trial of Harry
E. Carr of this city for 'the killing of
C. D. Franklin and J. L. Parsons in
the Cashmere court room on the 7th
day of last December will commence
in Wenatchee the latter put of Febru
ary Frank Reeves one of the best
known lawyers in eastern Washington
will defend Mr. Cart.
The library is open every Wednes
day and Saturday afternoon from three
to five o'clock.
Qhe Xeavenwottb £c^
Employment Agencies Evade Law
Employment agents have a new plan
of evading the law without being
euchered out of their fees from pros
pective job hunters, according to E.
J. Gorman, of Spokane, a blacksmith,
who Monday night reported they have
opened an office in Post Falls, Idaho.
Mr. Gorman reported that he had
been informed that job hunters were
obliged to pay their way to Post Falls,
pay $2.50 for a job and then pay their
return fare to Spokane.
He also said that in some instances
agents would get the slip for the work
men without charging them the fare
for the trip to Post Falls and return.
HAS NARROW ESCAPE
Cashmere Man Almost frozen When
Saved by Workmen—ls in Pre
Albert Stewart, superintendent of
the Cashmere water system, had a nar
row escape from death Monday when
he and a man named Burson were
blasting ice at the spillway near the
city power plant. The ice had formed
an arch from the ditch over the spill
pay. Mr. Stewart, thinking the ice
would hold him, started to cross when
it gave way, precipitating him down
the spillway with tons of ice. At this
place the channel is solid rock and the
force of the water strong.
He was dashed head first, whirled
around by the rushing water and car
ried to the bridge across the ditch,
where he was lodged for a little time
under the ice, but washed out again.
Workmen saw the accident and rushed
to the place where the water enters the
Wenatchee river, expecting to catch
him there. Ladders and ropes were
brought and a rope thrown to him
which he fastened around his body.
He was drawn out nearly frozen, his
legs being stiff and helpless with cold.
He was bruised and cut about the face
and his ear was almost severed. Dr.
Parker was called and took several
stitches. He is confined to his bed
and is expected to recover.
LAST YEAR'S APPLE CROP
LARGEST EVER PRODUCED
Washington is Eleventh in Production
According to Department of
Washington produced 8,300,000
bushels of apples in the year just clos
ing, according to estimates announced
today by the United States department
of agriculture. The year's crop thru
out the United States was the largest
ever produced, being placed at 259,
--000,000 bushels, or 114,000,000 bush
els more than the 1913.
Washington, with her more than
8,000,000 bushels of apples, is the
youngest state in the list of leading
producers, as given out by the depart
ment. Her population also is the
smallest of any state in the list, the
number of persons engaged in the in
dustry, therefore, being proportionately
These figures represent the actual
"agricultural yield," the department
explained, and should not be confused
with those of the commercial crop,
which comprises the marketed portion
of the total production. In 1913 the
commercial crop was estimated at 40
percent of the agricultural production.
Using the same proportion for the
1914 basis this year's commercial crop
would total 103,600,000 bushels.
States other than Washington lead
ing in production of apples this year
were: New York, 46,600,000 bush
els; Pennsylvania, 23,100,000; Mich
igan, 17,200,000; Virginia, 15,300,
--000; Kentucky, 14,700,000; Ohio,
13,300,000; Missouri, 12,500,000;
West Viiginia, 12,400,000; North
Carolina, 9,000,000 and Tennesee,
The Higher Up the Valley You Go the Bigger and Better the Apples Grow
Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, January 8, 1915
FOR LUMBER INDUSTRY
Many Washington Mills Resumed Work
this Week—Logging Must
Within the past two weeks the lum
ber industry, the most important factor
in Washington prosperity, has begun
to take on life. Almost every day the
daily press has contained items about
mills resuming and employing one, two
and three hundred men. Following
are some of the items referred to:
Everett, Wash., Jan. 3. —Two lum
ber mills, employing a totai of 700
men, will resume work tomorrow, and
a third, employing 200 more, will start
up January IS, it was announced today.
Large foreign orders and improvements
in the eastern market are given as the
Washington, D. C, Jan. 3.—Busi
ness conditions and prospects are de
clared to be "generally reassuring" by
the chamber of commerce of the United
States in a report made public today.
The European war is acknowledged,
however, to have had a widespread and
depressing effect on industrial and com
Crops in general, the report adds,
have been good, but the cattle indus
try is confronted by a serious handicap
in difficulty in obtaining loans on cat
tle and by the foot and mouth disease
quarantine. The sheep and wool in
dustry is excellent, while mining con
ditions are stated as generally poor.
Many idle factories are reported as
preparing to resume operations and
employes are being taken on where dc
creased forces have been working.
HOBO EIRES CITY HALL
AND NEARY LOSES LIEE
Blaze Was Discovered in Time and No
Serious Damage was Done
A fire that for a few moments made
it appear that the City Hall would soon
be in ruins broke out Wednesday morn
ing about 5 o'clock. Black columns
of smoke poured out of the doors and
windows, but when the marshal ar
rived it did not prove to be quite as
bad as he expected and with the assist
ance of some of the nearby neighbors
which he aroused from their peaceful
slumbers with a gentle tapping of the
fire gong, succeeded in putting the
blaze out without much damage to the
The fire was started by a druken
hobo which Marshal O'Larey had put
in jail earlier in the evening. The fel
low, it seems, as soon as he realized
that he was confined, wanted his free
dom, and seeing no other way to get
it decided to burn his way out by set
ting fire to the blankets.
He regretted his hasty impulse, how
ever, and a few minutes later was cry
ing out lustily for help. By the time
the marshal and his helpers reached
the man he had been overcome by the
smoke. He was carried out into the
fresh air and Dr. Hoxsey who was pres
ent soon resusitated him. Aside from
the burning of the blankets, there was
no other loss to the building or con
Sunday school next Sunday at 10
Preaching at 11 a. m., subject,
"Present Knowledge and future Know
Evening service at 7:30 o'clock,
subject, "A Man and His Message."
Sunday school at 9:45.
Preaching at 10:45.
Church meeting in the afternoon at
2:30. Rev. F. E. Stern.
The State Satitarium at Mountain
View opens about January 1.
CRfAMCRY MEETING TOMORROW
If yon are interested in this move
ment come out to the meeting tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the
Scenic theatre. Whether it is "to
be or not to be" will be set
tled. If it is "to be" it will require
your moral and financial support. This
paper believes it means prosperity to
our ranch population. A resident of
the Methow valley writes us that no
other one thing has done so much for
that valley as their creamery. The
Twisp creamery turned out so well that
recently the ranchers about Winthrop,
twelve miles farthur up the Methow,
started another creamery.
ELKS HAD FINE TIME
AT NEW YEARS DANCE
Visiting Brethren from Wenatchee Were
Royally Entertained last Thurs
The Masonic Hall was the scene
of a dazzling affair last Thursday even
ing when the Leavenworth Elks enter
tained their Wenatchee brothers at a
grand ball followed by a banquet.
Over 200 visitors, including the "Bills"
their wives and "best girls," came up
on a special train which arriyed here
about 8 o'clock in the evening, and
that they all enjoyed themselves im
mensely, was quite evident. The hall
was beautifully decorated for the occa
sion, and many were the beautiful
gowns worn for the first time on this
night. Dancing was the main feature
of the evening and continued until long
after midnight. At two o'clock the
Wenatchee crowd boarded their "Spec
ial" and returned to their homes in the
Every member of the train crew was
an Elk. The engine was in charge of
Engineer Otto Donaldson and Fireman
Wm. Barrett. FraDk Johnson was con
ductor and Jack Close and A. V. Jones
The Wenatchee World says: The
visiting Elks were all loud in their
praise of the hospitable manner in
which the Elks and people of Leaven
worth treated their guests.
G. N. R'Y. PAYS FINE FOR
VIOLATING THE SAFETY ACT
Drawbar on Locomotive was 214 Inches
Too High—Also Pays Fine for Call
ing Engineer too Soon
The Great Northern railway, thru its
counsel, pleaded guilty to three
charges before Federal Judge Frank
Rudkin, in Spokane, Monday, and was
fined 822S and costs.
One charge was for taking an engine
out of Leavenworth in July with the
drawbar 36 inches above the bed of
the track when it should have been
only 34/4 inches, and another was for
hauling a Grand Trunk Pacific car out
of Leavenworth with a grab iron miss
ing. Both cases were brought under
the safety appliance act and a fine of
8100 and costs was assessed in each
The other case was on a charge of
calling Hans Frederickson, an engineer
formerly working out of this city, now
lecated in Everett, to duty before he
had completed his eight hours of rest.
This was due to a mistake, the dis
patcher not having been notified of a
change in hours. Frederickson was
called from his duties as engine hostler
to that of road engineer.
TAXES DUE SOON
Taxes for 1914 will be due February
1. Property owners who pay their
taxes on or before March IS will be
allowed a 3 per cent rebate, those who
Day on or before May 30 will not have
to pay interest, while those who do not
pay until June 1. or later, must pay
interest at the rate of IS per cent.
Provided half of one's taxes are paid
on or before May 30, however, and the
balance on or before November 30, no
.nterest will have to be paid.
SCENIC HIGHWAY WILL
SEE TRAVEL THIS YEAR
Plans are Being Made to Get Easterners
to Come By Way of Washington
That thousands of automobile par
ties will pass thru Leavenworth next
summer on their way to the San
Francisco Exposition if the Scenic
Highway is open for travel, is the be
lief now expressed. Motorists as far
east as Chicago are planning to drive
their cars to the Pacific coast, and a
special effort is being made to get
them to pass thru Washington.
Plans for inspecting and dedicating
the Northwest Trail from Chicago to
Seattle and for advertising that trans
continental highway among eastern
autoists have been n.ade by Spokane
Kood roads authorities.
Secretary Gordon C. Corbaley of the
chamber of commerce and Secretary
Frank W. Guilbert of the Washington
State Good Roads, will commence this
week a campaign to secure the co
operation not only of Inland Empire
cities and towns that are served by auto
roads but also of . every city on the
route of the Northwest Trail from Chi
cago to Seattle.
"We will suggest having parties
from each city inspect a piece of the
trail on May IS for the purpose of re
porting any needed repairs," states
M. Guilbert. "On June IS it is our
plan to have the formal dedication take
place, with ceremonies on every link
of the road.
"Unquestionably we can influence
several thousand parties of automobile
tourists to make the journey to the
California expositions through the In
land empire if we cooperate in putting
the Northwest Trail in first class coa
dition and follow this up by a system
atic campaign of publicity in the east
and middle west.
"Spokane stands ready to do her
share toward bringing this about. Not
only will we put our share of the money
into it but we also are willing to do
more than our share of the work inci
dent to a campaign of this magnitude.
We have heard from Seattle good roads
authorities, and they will cooperate
"I am convinced that the com
ing of several thousand easterners and
their seeing this country in so thorough
a way as automobile traveling admits,
will be worth much in luture develop
ment to all parts of the Pacific north
JURY COULDN'T IDENTIFY
MAN BURNED TO DEATH
Remains Believed to Have Been Those of
John Johnson- -Origin of fire
At the coroner's inquest held Tues
day over the remains of the body found
in the ruins of the Overland Hotel
which was burned last week, the jury
returned the verdict that an "Unknown
man came to his death by the burning
of the Overland Hotel, origin of the
While it was impossible to identify
Ihe remains, little diibt exists but
what they were those of John John
son, the Blewett miner, who was a
roomer in the house at the lime and
has since been missing.
The jurors in the case were O. B.
Hayes, C. A Fox, F. A. Reynolds,
M. Fitz, J. E. Schubert and John F.
The witnesses who testified were
Jack Heaton, Neil Franklin, A. J.
O'Larey, two Japs, Wtn. Hart, J. B.
Violette, Ralph Thornton, Dora Arm
strong, Mrs. John Brochek, Al Mattos
Mrs. John Bjork and John Bphnsack.
Tom Pipkin of the Leavenworth
Mercantile Co. had business which
took him to the county seat jesterday.
The Washington State Wool Grow
era' association will be in annual ses
ision in North Yakiroa Jan. 13 »nd 14.
;t for Advertisers
$1.50 Per Year
New Gun Club Organized
Leavenworth sportsmen perfected the
organization of a gun club last Monday
evening with the following officers for
the year: J. B. Adams, pres.: J. F.
Buttles, vice pres.; L. R. Hart, secy:
W. Van Brocklin, treas., and A. A.
Pinch, field captain. Trap shoots were
held Dec. 27 and Jan. Ist and 2nd.
So far Mr. Adams stands high in the
clay pigeon shoots that have been
$10 Prize Offered for Name
The person suggesting the most ap
propriate name for the new fruit grow
ers' organization, which is to take in
all of North Central Washington, will
be awarded a prize of $100 when the
committee meets next Monday in We
natchee. The name must be sugges
tive of the entire district, catchy, and
one that will rally to its standards all
Committee Has Plan of Organization
Prepared to Present
The committee appointed at the
public meeting of the ranchers held in
December had a final meeting Wednes
day evening of this week at which the
general plan of organization was gone
over and decided on. This plan,
which is very comprehensive, covering
all the details, will be presented to the
meeting to be held tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock, in the Scenic Theatre.
All the ranchers have been notified
and a good turn out is expected. Some
interesting facts about the creamery
business, that should interest owners of
dairy herds, will be presented. In
order to put the creamery on its feet
the business men of Leavenworth are
expected to take a substantial interest
in the movement.
The plan of organization is on the
co-operative basis, and provides for the
entire ownership of all the stock to
finally go to the ranchers, as soon as a
sufficient number shall come into ihe
movement to make it a success.
COUNTY GOOD ROADS
MEET AT CASHMERE
Mr. 1. B. Adams Represented Leaven
worth—Work in Harmony With
Commissioners this Year
Mr. Adams, who attended the meet
ing and represented Leavenworth tells
the Echo that one fortunate outcome
of the meeting was the decision to
work in harmony with the county com
missioners. At last year's meeting
there was some friction and lack of
unily between some of the good roads
enthusiasts and the commissioners.
Harry Shotwell, of Cashmere, was
elected president, and S. P. Beecher,
treasurer. The meeting went on rec
ord as favoring the Scenic highway,
which was largely due to an incident
related by Mr Adams about Hawaiian
Forest Ranger Brender made a trip
to Beehiye ranger station Tuesday to
close some timber sales and scale
Forest Ranger Spencer Blankenship
was in Cashmere Monday. He closed
some timber sales and gave out fuel
timber permits. Under the forest reg
ulation down and dead wood fit for
fuel is given away.
Mr. W. L. Bishop, of Portland, is
here from the Portland office this week
checking up the local forest service ac
counts and inspecting the office work.
Forest Supervisor Sylvester will leave
for North Yakima Monday to meet
sheep men and receive applications
for grazing permits for 1915.
Forest Assistint Ramsdel returned
from Seattle and Portland last Saturday
where he spent his vacation.