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Qhe Xeavenwortb Echo
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KKID A\ , J 4NV \X V H, I 111 5
Practice What You Preach
Trade at home is good, sound ad-
vice, but it will be found very ineffec
tive if the one who urges trade at
home does not practice what he
preaches. Take it home to yourself.
If seme one urges you to trade at
home, to be loyal to Leavenworth, and
you know he himself is trytng to save
a penny by sending off for something
he wants, you at once conclude he is
wanting the best of the bargain.
"Heal thyself," says the scripture.
Before you can expect a man to take
your medicine you must convince him
that it has had a reforming effect on
We believe that sending money
away from the town for goods and
wares is wrong and hurtful to the com
munity as a whole. We can develop
and make this country prosperous by
working together, and only in that way.
The farmer should patronize the home
merchant.' It is to his interest to do
so, because he may need the help of
the merchant to get a creamery started,
to get road improvement, to build a
church aud to do many other things
the help for which depends on the
merchant and towns people. Do you
not know, Mr. Farmer, that a prosper
ous town indicates a prosperous sur
rounding country? Just so does a
prosperous surrounding country mdi
cate a prosperous town. The two go
together and must work together for
mutual good else both will come out
loser in the end. But you must work
honestly and sincerely. You must not
try to induce some one else to do that
for the town that you are yourself not
doing, else your effort will fall flat.
Three hundred dollars goes out of
Leavenworth for printing every month
that might just as well be done here,
and the three hundred dollars would
remain and be spent here. With the
help of the merchants we are about to
establish a creamery, but if every mer
chant sends out for butter the cream
ery will be a failure from the begin
ning. This trade at home argument
is sound, and will prove effective, if
only we will be sincere and practice
what we preach.
Calling Attention to a Condition
The somewhat caustic comment of
"Citizen" on Leavenworth's method of
fighting fires is not without point.
Everybody knows that fire fighting in
the past in this town has been a hap
hazzard affair. There has absolutely
been no system about it. A more
loose, irresponsible and profitless
method of combatting fires could not
well be imagined. In round numbers
we have some two or three thousand
dollars invested in fire fighting ap
paratus, and a water system that the
retiring city clerk says cost the city
over eighty thousand dollars, and we
all know will cost an additional ten
thousand dollars to make it satisfactory
and efficient, and vet we get little or
no benefit from the investment in the
way of fire protection. This is one of
the city's problems that should invite
early attention from the new council.
Can not some plan be worked out so
that fire fighting in Leavenworth will
have some system about it?
Plant Grain, Mr. fanner
Bread made from some kind of grain
is about two thirds of the diet of the
people of this world. England buys
nearly all her bread, France buys about
.one-half ot bread recmijfcd b* bar.
people, Germany about as much, and
Austria buys perhaps one-fourth of what
her people consume. Bread is re
quired in much larger quantities in war
time than when a nation is at peace,
because of the unavoidable waste. A
large part of the 1914 crop in Europe
was wasted, while the 1915 crop can
not be more than half normal. This
aacounts for the extraordinary high
price of wheat at this time, and it will be
still higher. Should the war continue
until the first of next October $2 per
bushel is not improbable. Even tho
the war should close soon, which is not
likely, wheat will be close to the dollar
mark for the next two years. Ameri
can farmers should strain every nerve,
and plant every acre of ground that can
be gotten in condition in some kind of
grain. For the next few years grain
will be the most profitable farm crop.
Wheat and rye are most in demand,
next to that corn.
Plant grain, and then plant more
grain, Mr. Farmer.
The flew City Administration
After qualifying as Mayor at Tues
day night's meeting of the council,
among the first statements made by
Mayor Woodrow was that in so far as
himfelf was concerned he would prom
ise Leavenworth an administration de
voted to efficiency and economy. The
first step in this direction was a request
for a full and complete statement of
the financial condition of the town.
Obviously without this as a point to
start, from intelligent and reasonable
measures of economy are imprac
ticable. Mr. Woodrow's past and
present training fits him for the
head of the city government and
we confidently expect a business
administration. This is peculiarly the
time when we need to adhere to a sane
economical policy. There is abundant
room for criticism of past extravagance
and blunders in the city council, tho
we do not propose at this time to dig
up skeletons, rather shall we content
ourselves with the hope that the new
council will profit by past experience
and from this time on devote itself to
a line of strict economy.
Higher Water Rates
Members of the new council tell us
that unless some way can be found to
cut down the city's expense account a
raise in the water rate is inevitable.
The necessity for the most rigid econ
omy the corning year is so pressing
that the councilmen will be put to
their wits to meet the views of the
tax payers. In March the city, county
and state taxes will be payable, then
there is the street paving tax that will
become payable in midsummer, and
shortly after will come the street grad
ing, or improvement district tax.
There will be, three tax 1 bills to meet
this year. There is tax in front, be
hind and on each side of the prop
erty owner. Taxes were high last
year but they will be much, very much
higher this year.
Employers of the state will do well to
advise themselves of the provisions of
the minimum wage act. Every em
ployee who has been working for less
than the minimum wages can recover
from the employer, and State Labor
Commissioner E. W. Olson says that
he will vigorously prosecute suit for
such recover/ whenever it is brought
to his attention. He has already col
lected 8204 in back salaries for seven
female employes. Many employers
are under the impression that they may
pay less than the minimum scale if
they designate their employes as ap-
»s>r«ntices. However, the law does
not recognize any apprentices except
such as have secured proper permit
from the labor department and that de
partment has no power to date back a
Cbe Ueavenwortb j£cho.
Is Leo Frank Guilty?
Probabiy not io the past ten years
has there been as much national in
terest taken in a murder trial as has
been manifested in the case of Leo
Frank, who is under a sentence of
death at Atlanta, Georgia, for the mur
der of Mary Phagan a fifteen year old
factory girl. The testimony given at
the trial which ended a few weeks ago
shows the crime to have been a
heinous one, well planned and com
mitted by an abnormal brute, and the
man who is guilty should hang. But
the question of Frank's guilt is doubt
ful. We have not the time nor the
space to give the details of the case,
but refer those who are interested to
the last two issues of Collier's Weekly,
which gives a full account of the trial.
We will say, however, that Frank was
convicted purely on circumstantial evi
dence and the testimony of Jim Con
ley, a negro of the lowest type.
Leo Frank is a Jew. The well
meaning people of Atlanta appear to
have a dislike for Jews, and when it
became known that circumstances
Dointed towards Frank having com
mitted this awful deed, the citizens of
that city and throughout all of Georgia
rose up, and as if in one voice, cried
for Frank's execution. "Kill the
damned Jew," was the most common
remark on the streets of that Southern
city. The Georgians did not wait to
see what would be the outcome of his
trial, in their eyes he was guilty. The
judge, the jury, and even Frank's at
torneys were threatened with death if
he was not convicted. Under such
conditions is it not more than likely
that the laws of justice would miscarry.
The supreme' court, the highest
tribunal in the United States, will now
review the case and it remains to be
seen if Frank will then eet that which
every good citizen wants to see, "fair
If, in the end, Frank dies on the
scaffold for the crime of which he has
been convicted, the people of Georgia
may in years to come discover that
they have killed the wrong man.
And then won't they blush with shame.
The Spokesman Review- of Decem
ber 29th contained an account of
where an innocent man, George H.
Painter, was executed in Chicago in
1894 for the murder of his sweetheart,
Alice Martin. This is the statement
made by Chief of Police Cleason who
received a letter from a person signing
himself R. W. Baxter of Buffalo, San
gamon county, 111.
The writer asked that Painter's rela
tives be found and promised to remove
the stigma from the family.
Painter's last words on the scaffold
were a declaration that he was^not
Alice Martin, Painter's sweetheart,
was beaten to death in 1891 and Painter
was arrested nine months later. After
two years of fighting the prisoner was
convicted and executed. On the scaf
fold he said:
"If I killed Alice Martin, the girl I
dearly loved, the woman I loved so
much that I would almost commit any
crime for her, I pray this minute, my
last minute on earth, that the eternal
God will put me into eternal hell."
The condemned man raised his voice
Look here, gentlemen, if there is
one man among you who is an Ameri
can, I say to him on his soul —on his
soul, I say —see that the murderer of
Alice Martin is found,"
The scaffold prayer was delivered by
the Rev. A. P. Moerdyke who said:
"May he whom so many believe in
nocent of this crime join Thee in ever
lasting life for the sake 'O Lord of Thy
son, Jesus Christ, our Lo.d."
This is just another incident of one
of life's tragedies. Frank may be
guilty and if he is, no sentence could
be too severe. But on the other hand,
there is serious doubts in the minds of
some of the persons who have carefully
investigated the case. We are not a
believer in the police "Third Degree"
however in this case we would justify
it. Jim Conley. the negro on whose
testimony Frank was convicted should
be given even the fourth or fifth degree
and if at the end he throws no more
light on the affair, Frank's sentence
should be commuted to life imprison
ment. This would give him a chance
at some future time to prove his inno
BUTTER WRAPPERS AT THE
Ten Years Ago
Happening In this locality just ■> de
cade buck, us taken from the 01m of The
January U, I !»<>:.
W. H. Hadley was missed from the
cashier's window at the Tumwater Bank
several days this week. He was on
the sick list.
The Leavenworth post office will
during the present month be raised to
the third class. F. S. Taylor who has
been postmaster for the past two years,
is an old veteran and an old timer.
He has a large circle of friends.
A fresh outbreak of diptheria in the
Chumstick valley has alarmed the resi
dents of that section. So far there have
been no fatal results.
Among the many improvements that
are planned for the next season, is that
of J. W. Elliott, who will greatly en
large his present quarters to accomo
date the expected increase in his ice
cream and soft drinks business.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Carr very pleas
antly entertained a few friends at cards
last Monday evening.
Geo. Siverly has given up his posi
tion with the Lamb-Davis Lumber Co.,
to enter the saloon business in Leav
enworth, having bought Wilbur Walk
ers' interests in the Lobby Bar oppo
site the depot.
W. F. Blankenship of Lake Wenat
chee was in town this week on busi
NOTICE—If you have lost anything, or
found iiny article, or If you want to Imy, sell
rent, locate, or wet information, write or
call ut this ofllce ana place an ail In our
"Bualnett I'liraitrapli Oolumn." You will
set quick remit*. Rates 10 oent»a lino for
first Insertion and 6 cents a line afterwardi,
.Minimum cliniKe lTi cents.
For Sale —Hercules Stumppuller No.
1. Pried $50. For particulars address
R. L. Amos, Dryden, Wn. l-2p
Nice, large C Grade Apples 3 boxes
for 81. L. S. Ailes, Box 694. 49tf
An Auto Snap
For Sale —Ford automobile runabout
1913 model, in good condition, elec
tric lighted and other extra attach
ments. Will sell cheao, 8250 cash
takes it. Inquire at Echo office. 46tf
Found —Left at this office fur collar.
Owner must identify and pay for this
For Rent — 3-room houso close to
school house. Furnished. See Lee
Howerton, city, or phone 194. 1
All the late popular songs and in
strumental hits of the day, for sale at
Mrs. Mabel Hutchings. 1-2
May Manton Patterns
May be had of the Blakely Dry
Goods Store, Spokane. tf*
Good for $50
This notice is good for $50 if it is
cut out and presented with $10 in
cash to Mrs. Mabel Hutchings, local
agent of the Ramakerßros. Piano Co.,
to apply on the purchase of a $300
Cable piano, now at her home on Mill
St. Terms to suit. 1-2
After January Ist all parties or So
cieties wishing to rent the Firemen's
hall for dances or lodge meetings, are
hereby notified to call at the Leaven
worth State Bank and make all their
arrangements, such as open dates,
rental and etc. All moneys are also to
be paid at the office of the Leaven
worth State Bank. Signed Secretary
of the B. of L. F. &. E. 50-4
Happy New Year
For Past Favors I
Your future favors I hope
to deserve by selling you
goods at a price you can
afford to pay; by not mis
representing anything and
by prompt service.
N. A. NELSON
Front Street, Building Adjoining
Leavenworth Mercantile Co.
Friday January 1915
Bring in Your
They've gone up
The Leavenworth Market
Charles Eckhart, Manager.
To all Our Friends and Customers
A Happy New Year
We want to contribute to your hap
piness the coming year by supplying your
grocery wants. By prompt attention,
prompt delivery and giving you always
"The Square Deal" we hope to induce
you to stay with us until the first of next
The Rutherford Mercantile Co.
(Joe Massies' old stand) "Where a Dollar Buys a Dollar's Worth."
New Year Geeting
That Heaven's choicest blessings may be
yours the entire year.
All those who patronize this market will
be thrice blessed.
F. L. COE, The New Manager
We Wish You a
Happy and Prosperous
Tumwater Savings Bank
"The Pioneer Bank" Capital ana Surplus 930,000
The Mill Behind the Flour
is something it would pay you to inoiiire into
Our brands stand for something | for the finest
selected wheats and for sanitary milling in a
highly modern plant. If you ever get a
chanc pay us a visit of inspection. You will
nnd it interesting and instructive,as to the kind
of flour you should always bup. If you're not
using our flour, a trial sack will convince you.
Peach Blossom Flour
Wenatchee Milling Co. Wenatchee, Wash.
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