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GREAT NORTHERN LUMBER CO.
HAS MILLION DOLLARS INVESTED
Employs from 200 to 300 Men and has a Monthly
Payroll of $40.000--Lumber Cut 40.000.
--000 Feet Annually
Employing some 200 odd men month
ly, and dispensing better than $30,
--000 among its employes, the Great
Northern Lumber Co. is one of the
chief factors in the prosperity in the
Upper Weaatchee Valley. Consid
erably over a million dollars has
been lores by the company in this
locality and they are now planning
extensive improvements which will
materialize in the near future.
The saw mill has a capacity ofj
100.000 feet daily and annually cut?
between 35,000,000 and 40,000.000
feet. A big part of the lumber pro
duct is tensed into fruit boxes this
company manufacturing nearly four
million boxes every year, a little less
than half the number of boxes used
ir the Wenatchee Valley. This is the
busy season of the year and finds
the box and planing mill running day
and night. The mill in all depart
ments is now operating on an eight
hour basis and paying the highest
scale of wages ever recorded in the
The timber holdings of the Great
Northern Lumber Co. are in the vi
cinity of Lake Wenatehee, where they
own some 50.000 acre? of timber.
This insures them a steady run for
the next fifteen years and there is
other timber available which would
keep them going for another fifteen
years. At times in the past there
have been rumors that the mill would
be dismantled or removed to some
other locality. There need be no such
fear, says Mr. Seritsiseier," the gen
eral manager. It is perfectly safe to
say that the present mill will be in
operation twenty year? from now.
At this time the Great Northern is
conducting six logging camps of their
own and only a few weeks ago an
agreement was entered into with a
logging fins, which has taken a con
tract to put several million feet of
logs into the river. Both the com
pany camps an those of the contract
ors will operate all winter, which
means that there will be a big supply
of logs on and for next year.
Next spring will also .=** ri\c* d■ "■. -
ing of logs again. Years ago the
mill's supply of logs was brought
down this way. but after the comple
tion of the logging road this practice
was given up. In addition to driving
the Wenatehee river, logs will be
brought in as usual over the logging
road. New rail equipment, such as
car and locomotives, were bought the
past year and from present indica
tions the company is anticipating a
big demand for lumber and boxes next
reason and is making preparations
for a heavy season's run. which will
mean operation both day and night.
There are now over 30 miles of stand
ard guage logging road and in all
probability next year will see several
extensions to tap numerous big bodies
of timber in the Lake Wenatchee dis
The company has gone to consider
able expense in providing comfort
able quarters for their employes in
the woods and has special boarding
and sleeping cars which are portable
and are moved from camp . to camp.
They are paying the highest scale
of wages and giving the men all the
accommodations possible under the
conditions. It has been the policy of
the company to deal fairly with their
employes and to make the working
conditions the best possible.
When, interviewed by an Echo re
porter this week Mr. Scritsmeier. the
general manager stated: "We are
contemplating extensive improve
ments for the near future, work on
which will likely begin at an early
date. However, as our plans are not
fully matured. I am not in a position
to say just what these improvements
will be. However, we are planning
on a busy season next year and it ii
imperative- that we make some
changes and additions."
"Our company desires the good
wishes and cooperation of the business
interests of Leavenworth and is will
ing at all times to lend its efforts to
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any movement which is for the growth
and upbuilding of Leavenworth.
That the company .-.-.- trying to
operate :n a spirit of fairness towards
buyers of their product* is own
by the fact that they supplied grow
ers last year with a half million fruit
boxes at a loss rather than cancel
their contracts, which they had a lejc^l
right to do on account of having to
operate under abnormal condition*.
This fact did not come thru any of
ficial of the company but reach*- tb*
Echo from outside sources, and we are
told the attitude of the company wu
so highly appreciated that it resulted
' in some large orders for them this
year. The fruit box being turned out
by this company is of high grade
white pine and giving universal sat
We might say in this connection
I that the Great Northern Lumber Co.
was organized some two years ago. at
which time it took over the ho'.dirgs
of the Lamb-Davis Lumber Co.. The
stock is heM by eastern capita' ■ -
J Mr. F. S. Scitsmeier. an experienced
• lumber man from Portland, Oregon.
succeeded Geo. L. Gardner as gen
: era! manager and under his direction
icany changes have been made.
The lumber market has been very
good the past summer and from six
' to eight cars of lumber have gone out
daily to eastern points. The outlook
' for next year is very bright says
■ Mr. Scritsmeier and promises to be
; one of the best years the lumber in
| dustry has ever had. .
Walla Walla will endavor to en
; courage house building by organizing
j a $50,000 corporation fathered by the
1 Commercial club.
WE MUST HAVE MORE STORAGE
FOR FRUIT BY ANOTHER YEAR
Car Shortage and Lack of Frost Proof Storage for
Apples Is a Vexatious Problem
Who will undertake to build a large
fruit storage and packing plant for
Leavenworth by another rear? Thi?
question has been fired at the Echo
a number of times in the pu
weeks. The need of such a plant
has been made only too evident this
fall, when oar apple growers, were
confronted with the problem of suf
fering loss or finding frost proof
storage for their apples. Car short
age has of course aggravated the sit
uation. Car shortage has come to
be a chronic source of annoyance to
the apple growers of this valley and
the only way to guard against lofs
from this shortage is to provide ample
storage for the fruit until it can be
shipped out. In connection with a
warehouse a packing and grading
plant should be kept in mind. The
constantly increasing production of
SPECIALLY DESIGNED BOARDING AND SLEEPING CAR- FOR l*?E IN LOGGING CAMPS
EXPERIENCE OF NEWSPAPER MAN
WHO TACKLED APPLE ORCHARD
Planted Tract Eight Years Ago—Had Long Wait for
Returns—This Year the 'Dollars
Grow on Trees
Mr. J. B. Best, editor of that ex
' cellent paper, the Everett Daily Her
; aid, came here last week and was
i joined the first of" this week by his
j wife and son Robert. For several
j years Mr. Best has had an interest
ma young o rchard just at the out
i skirts of Leavenworth, coming here
j two or three times during the sum-
I mer to note the growth of the trees.
Since the young trees were planted
and until they came into the bearing
■ stage, they have been a source of
: constant expense, and consequently,
: also a source of anxiety. Now, how
; ever, as the trees are in bearing and
j will undoubtedly give up some thou-
I sands of dollars worth of apples this
) fall, Mr. Best's face is properly and
I naturally wreathed with smiles. The
1 world looks brighter. When he goes
BOX MILL AND PLANER OF G. N. LUMBER CO.. AND A PART OF THEIR SO ACRE LIMBER YARD
apples in the- immediate vicinity of
Leavenworth makes such a plant very
necessary- It is over three n
to the nearest packing plant and many
apples within a half mile of the town
are hauled to Peshastin to be graded
and packed. The Motteler ware
house can not take care of half
apples in the immediate vicinity of
Leavenworth, and is not equipped
modern machinery for gra
and packing apples in the most ex
peditious manner. There is some
talk of the Leavenworth Growers get
ting together and forming an -
ciation patterned after the Peshastin
Fruitgrowers Association and build
ing a warehouse and packing plant.
Whatever method is adopted in order
to have more storage capacity for
?pp ■ ■'. another crop is har
vested the fact of the dire ne*d of
such should not be lost sight of until
THE LEAVENWORTH ECHO
SAWMILL OF 0 X LUMBER CO.. WHICH CITS lOOJOO FEET OF LUMBER DAILY
back to Everett those friends of his
who have been wont to twitt him
about his orchard investment will
hear how an orchard, when once it
reaches tlie bearing age. will from
one year's crop, pay for the entire in
vestment, without impairing the or
chard for future and even greater
yield as the trees grow older-
Having successfully gone thru the
experience of establishing a daily
newspaper on a paying basis, ad
mirably fitted him to tackle the de
velopment of an orchard. A man
who has the nerve to tackle a daily
newspaper in a small city can not be
deterred by a six years wait for an
orchard to come into bearing, even
tho he has to pungle up a few thou
sand dollars every yearto meet expen
se?. A real newspaper man rarely |
Astonishing figures are produced in I
the last issue of the U. S. crop report ,
relative to this year's production in i
i Washington. The state produced an
; average yield of 17." bushels of wheat
i per acre as compared with 12.1 per
I acre in IS. The acreage of wheat
! in 1919 was 2,573,000 as against 2,
--i 191,000 last year and he total wheat
Department of the Interior
U. S. Land Ofice at Water.
September 19, 1919.
Notice is hereby given that F. A.
■ Varo husband of Martha Hamilton
; Can- Varo, deceased, of Leaven worth.
; Washington, who. on August 15, 1914,
■ made Homestead Entry No. 013320
for List 6-083, Section 34, Township
; 26 N. Range 17 E., Willamette Men
' dian, has filed notice of intention to
' make Three Year Proof to establish
claim to the land above described, be
= fore R. S. Laddington, U. S. Corrmis
' sioner, at Wenatchee, Washington, on
i the Ist day. of November. 1919.
Claimant names as witnesses: W.
; W. Thomson, of Winton. Wa. ch:.reton:
". Frank B. Lindsaj'. of Wenatchee,
\ Washington; Anthony Violette, of
Blewett. Washington: Randall Hein
l richs, of Leavenworth, Washington.
BEN SPEAR, Register.
sept 26-oct 24
f gets cold feet. The nature of the
newspaper business is calculated to
1 beget confidence in one's self. In
! Mr. Best's lexicon of life the word ,
j "Fail" was long ago marked "Delete."
An issue of $250,000 bonds of the
Spokane Union stockyards has been
j purchased by the National Exchange
Bank of Spokane. the proceeds
I will be employed in part for extensive
i betterments at the stock yards which
I now cover 24 acres and can accom
i modate 250 cars of stock at a pinch.
i Business for 1919 at the yards will
i show an increase of 54,000,000 over
; the previous year.
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Harrah, the newest Yakima valley
I shipping point, claims the distinction
! of being first over the top with its
; quota for the Roosevelt memorial
fund. As soon as the quota was
! assigned the community's payment
, was made in full. , .
A. D. Grovenor, pioneer rancher on
I Peone Prairie near Spokane, claims
' the record for big apples. He is
! showing four Spokane Beauty apples
aggregating three pounds fourteen
and a half ounces.
production in 1919 is placed at 45.- I
642,000 as compared with a total of
26,429,000 last year.
Entries for the Western Royal Live
Stock show, at Spokane November 3
7. include more than 500 head of pure
bred horses, cattle and swine. A com
bination sale of purebred shorthorn.
holstein and hereford cattle will be a
feature of the show. One hundred
and thirty shorthorns have been enter
ed to date for the sale and 50 hol
Coming to Wenatchee
MELLENTHIN & CO.
DO NOT USE SURGERY
Will be at Elman Hotel
MONDAY & TUESDAY .NOV. 3 & 4
Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 pjn
Two Days Only
NO CHARGE FOR EXAMINATIN
The doctor in charge is a graduate
in medicine and surgery, and is li
censed by the State of Washington.
He visits professionally the more im
portant towns and cities and offers to
all who call on this trip consultation
and examination free, except the ex
pense of treatment when desired.
According to his method of treat
ment he does not operate for chronic
appendicitis, gall stones, ulcers of
stomach, tosils or adenoids.
He has to his credit many wonder
full results in diseases of the stomach,
liver, bowels, blood, skin, nerves, heart,
kidneys, bladder, bedwetting catarrh,
weak lungs, rheumatism, sciatica, leg
ulcers and rectal ailments.
If you have been ailing for any
length of time and do not get any bet
ter, do not fail to call, as improper
measures rather than disease are of
ten the cause of your long standing
Remember the above date, that ex
aminations on this trip will be free,
and that his treatment is different.
Address: 336 "Boston Block, Min
neapolis, Minn. octl7-24-31pd
nirDAY, OCTOBER 24, IMB.
A. N. Corbin M. H. Easton
W. F. Whitney
Corbin, Whitney & Easton
Suite 5, Central Bide.. Wonatchee
SAM R. SUMNER
Bank Bldg Wenatchee
BURT J. WILLIAMS
Suite 7, Central Building
Prosecuting Attorney Chelan Co.
N. M. SORENSON
Practice in State and Federal
Commercial Phone 459 Blue
Bank Bldg Wenatchee
REEVES & REEVES
F. M. Crollard F. S. Steincr
Crollard & Steiner
Commercial Bank Building
Phone 1385 Wenatchee
LEWIS J. NELSON
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Office Phone 14 Res. Phone 15
Suite 2, Elliott Blk. Leavenworth
JOHN E. PORTER
Attorney-at-Law Notary Public
210 Columbia Valley Bank Bid
Phones— 1635 Res., 1074
Hours 9 to 12—2 to 5
Dr. E. J. WIDBEY
Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat
Phones— 55381ue; Res 51481uc
Ist Nati Bank Bldg, Wenatchee
Dr. G. W. HOXSEY
Physician and Surgeon
Dr. J. Stillson Judah
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Leavenworth Hospital
Phones—Office. 112; Res. 11l
Office hours—lo-12 a. m.. 2-4, 7-8
p. m. Sunday's by appointment.
Office Phone 3555 Res. 3582
H. BAER. M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Room 14. Commercial
Bank Bldg. Wenatchee
Leavenworth Undertaking Co.
Night and day calls promptly at
tended. Satisfactory service guar
anteed. Phone No. 273.
Mrs. Amanda C. Town. Prop.
License No. 26.
Cascade Undertaking: Co.
General Office, Cashmere
All Leavenworth business will have
our most careful attention
Phone 1234 John Kuelbs, Prop.
License No. 120 and No. 4
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Keep Your EVes
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