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The Leavenworth Echo
VOLUME 18—NO. 45.
PLANS ARE SHAPING
FOR CONSTRUCTION Of
NEW COURT HOUSE
TO CONSTRUCT NEW COURT
HOUSE WITHOUT ISSUING
BONDS, IS AIM OF COUNTY
Wenatchee World: Chelan county
will have a new court house without
issuing any bonds to pay for it, if
plans now partially perfected by the
county officials are carried out.
An option has been taken by the
county on ten lots adjoining the pres
ent county buildings, at a total price
of 23,000. Of this amount, 13,300 is
to be paid down as soon as contracts
have been executed covering the pur
chase of all the property, this being
in the nature of an option payment
good until January 1.
The county now holds a tract of
ground 100x120 which was deeded by
the Wenatchee Development Co.
about the time Chelan County was
formed in 1900. However this deed
contains a provision that the land and
the buildings or improvements thereon
must always be used for county pur
If the county attempts to soil the
property or put it to other uses the
property with all improvemens reverts
to the Wenatchee Improvement Co.,
which is controlled by the Great Nor
The land now held under option by
the county consists of three lots on
Wenatchee avenue north of the pres
ent county building having a frontage
of 75 feet on that street, also seven
lots on Mission Street, having a front
age of 175 feet there.
This will form a tract fronting 175
feet on both Wenatchee Avenue and
Mission Streets, and having a total
depth of 250 feet between the two
streets. There is an -<'i>?y irnning
through the property coming out of
Kittitas Street, but it is believed that
this may be closed, even if an outlet
has to be provided to either Mission or
Wenatchee in the county's property.
Finance Building Out of Taxes
The plan of the county officials is
to pay for the property out of this
year's taxes, and then draw plans and
let a contract for a new building, a
part of the cost of which will be paid
out of next year's taxes and the re
mainder placed in the tax roll for the
In this manner the total improve
ment can be financed without issuing
any bonds and at a very slight in
crease in taxes. The saving in inter
est will amount to a sum equal to the
cost of the building, as five per cent
bonds running 20 years draw as much
interest as the principal.
This is the method followed by the
federal government in building post
offices and making all other im
Advantages of the Plan
By permanently locating the new
county buildings on the proposed site,
the county will save the cost of the
lots already owned there, as well as
being able to use a portion of the im
provements, such as the county jail
building. It is also the belief that
the location is one of the most con
venient that could be selected.
No estimate of the probable cost of
the new court house can be made at
this time, but plans and estimates will
we secured as soon as practicable in
order that the best and most suitable
style of building may be selected.
* FIRE DEPARTMENT •
* CALLED OUT EARLY •
* MONDAY MORNING. *
* An alarm of fire called the de- *
* partmpnt to the home of L. R. *
* Hewerton, in the west end of *
* town, sometime between 12 and *
* one o'clock Monday morning:. They •
* found quite a blaze, which they *
* soon had under control and ex- *
* tinquished, not, however, before *
* considerable damage had been *
* done. An overheated and defec- *
*tive stove is said to have been the *
* cause of the fire. Mr. Hewerton *
* and son Dick were sleeping up- *
* stairs and were forced to make •
* their escape through the window. *
* A family who had been living on *
* a ranch had rented the house and •
* expected to move in Monday. *
* Their winter supply of spuds, cab- "
* bage and other vegetables, which *
* they had stored in the house, were *
* consumed by the flames.
IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY—HOME OF THE BIG BED APPLE— WHERE DOLLARS GROW ON TREES
G. N. LUMBER
COMPANY TO MAKE
LOADING WORKS AT MOUTH OF
CHIWAUKUM CREEK OR LOG
FLUME TO MILL; ARTIFICIAL
POND TO BE CONSTRUCTED.
The Great Northern Lumber Co.,
owners of some 50,000 acres of timber
land in the Leavenworth district, is
contemplating some extensive im
provements within the next few
months. These improvements include
a loading works at the mouth of tho
Chiwaukum creek (some miles up tho
Wenatchee river from town) about
one mile from Chiwaukum station, or
a log flume from the canyon to tho
mill, and also an artificial pond at
the mill. These improvements will
cost, either way, two or three hun
dred thousand dollars, and the im
portance of this should be kept ever in
mind by all the people of the city.
The surveys for all these plans have
been completed and it is expected that
the work of construction of the load
ing works, if determined upon, will
begin within three weeks. If the
flume should be found more feasible,
work would then begin on it at once.
The time for beginning the construc
tion of the artificial pond will also be
the near future.
The loading works, if constructed,
will include a spur from the Great
Northern Railroad on the Chiwaukum
creek, a dam and booms, etc., at the
head of the canyon.
If the flume is decided upon it will
doubtless follow the river from the
canyon to the mill, excepting for
The company, we are informed,
finds these improvements necessary
in order to handle the millions of feet
of logs which must be brought out
from the Lake Wenatchee region by
way of the river. Without either the
loading works or the flume, the logs
would have to be driven down the
river and it is only at the highest
stages of water that logs can be
floated through the canyon, and then
they would have to come down in such
a bunch that it is doubtful that they
could be handled in the present pond,
as the dam would probably go out and
the logs would continue their way on'
Then there is another reason for
constructing the artificial pond, which
is of two fold: The present dam, it
is feared, may go out at any time, and
if it does not the company probably
expects that it will bo subject to dam
ages to farm lands which in the past
have been flooded and for which much
damages have been assessed in past
The artificial pond will follow close
to the old trestle, excepting that more
room will be provided near the mill.
The river will be allowed to meander
along at will when the new pond is
finished. Room for ten or twelve mil
lion feet of logs will be provided.
Leavonworth's lumbering industries
have been worth much to the city and
community and they, as well as all
other ventures, should have the good
will and hearty support in all their
undertakings. The Echo urges that
all our people boost for our milling
industries so that they may develop
to the fullest capacity that the city
may receive the full measure of bene
fit which is sure to follow big under
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Lafayette Lamb Co. to John C.
Biles, Lots 14-15, Blk. 2. Third Add.
Leaven worth, $4000.
Frank A. Shell to O. P. Anderson,
Lot 8 Blk. 2, Peshastin.
Lucinda A. McCormick to John Be
lina, Lot 10-11, Blk. 9, Ralston Add.
George E. Kugelman to J. F. Pratt,
Lot 9-10, Blk. 1, Leavenworth Gar
Annie Thomas to William A. Smith,
Lot 23-24, Blk. 2, Town of Leaven
John Castleberry to Harry Wall,
SE 1-4, SW 1-4, NE 1-4 SE 1-4, SW
1-4 SE 1-4 Sec. 18-25-18; $1,
Herman Franklin to Arthur N.
Franklin, Lot 1-2 Replat Lots A & B
Merrian's Add. to Leavenworth; $1.
Art Pinch to H. S. Rearick, Lot 7
Blk. 11, Ralston's Add. to Leaven
FREE FARM ACCOUNT BOOKS.
The Leavenworth State Bank will
again distribute Free Farm Account
Books to all ranchers in this vicinity
who will notify the bank either orally
or by letter of their desire to have
one. The bank would like to be ad
vised immediately. (45-2H
LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1919.
Robbers Loot Toggery
During Friday Night
Cash and Goods Amounting
to $400 Missing.
The discovery was made last Sat-
uiday morning that robbers had en
tered The Toggery, Leavenworth's
clothing emporium, sometime during
the night and looted the safe and car-
ried away a large amount of merchan-
disc. A careful survey of the stock in
dicates that some two hundred dollars
worth of stock was taken, and the
$100,000,000 AS A
SCHOOL NEST EGG;
NOW HAVE SIXTEEN
STATE COMMISSIONER C. V. SAV
IDGE ESTIMATES LAND VAL
UES TO AID EDUCATION; ONLY
.FOURTH OF HOLDINGS SOLD.
SEATTLE.—PubIic schools of the
state which now receive an income
from $l(>,000,000 realized from the sale
of school lands have only disposed of a
fourth of the land and will eventually
have a fund of $100,000,000 as the re
sult of the big demand for such prop
erty, according to C. V. Savidge, state
land commissioner. "Unearned incre
ment" since the war started will
amount to millions.
The state land commissioner confer- j
red with courthouse officials while on
his way to Pullman. He gave out the
news that much of the school proper
ties have doubled in value since the
war opened. The public is now clam
oring for the 2,500,000 acres of such
About 2,500,000 Acres
The commissioner said:
"I do not have the data with me to
give exact figures, but I can say that
the state has about 2,500,000 acres of
school lands. About 2,000,000 acres
are for the aid of the public schools
and 500,000 acres for the normals, col
leges, university and other institutions. I
"Our school funds realized from the
sale of school land now amounts to
about $16,000,000. We use the income
from this for the schools, but do not
touch the principal. The rental of
such land may be used in the operation
"We have handled $2,000,000 in cash
from contracts this year. It must be
remembered that we have only sold the
top of this land. We have reserved
the minerals and it is possible Ben
ton county may give us big returns on
oil from land that has been sold.
"Since the war we find individuals
in this section wish to buy when their
leases expire. Of course, when the
land is appraised it is sold at actual
value on liberal payment plans, which
are another inducement.
Only Sold Fourth of Land
"Bear in mind we have only sold
a fourth of our lands and have a
school fund of $16,000,000. We have
sections of timber land in the state
worth $100,000 each. That shows what
we have for our schools in the future.
We will eventually have a $100,000,
--000 fund from such sales.
"Much school land is left in eastern
Washington. The schools also own
many unsold lots in the school section
near the fair grounds."
Mr. Savidge refused to say whether
he would enter the race for governor.
He declared he had told legislators he
would state definitely late this fall
what he would do and would keep his
The next sale of school land will be
early in December.
CARD OF THANKS.
We hereby return our sincere thanks
i for many acts of kindness during the
I illness and death of our father, and
especially are we thankful to the choir
for the music.
Mrs. E. E. Andrews,
Mrs. R. L. Fromm,
Mrs. Mary Cahail,
Owen and Wm. Briskey.
cash taken from the safe was about
two hundred dollars.
Sheriff McManus was up from We
natchee Saturday to investigate, but
we understand that no clue as to who
! the robbers were has been discovered.
An overcoat, however, which the rob
j hers had taken, was found near the
I Congregational church on Saturday
| and returned to the store.
COMPANY MAY BUILD
NEED OF MORE STORAGE ROOM
ATTRACTING ATTENTION OF
PEOPLE OF LEAVENWORTH
The Echo is informed that the mat
ter of providing Leavenworth with
more storage room for fruit is under
the consideration of the Franklin Lum
ber Co., and that it is more than like
ly that they will erect a modern plant
in time to be in readiness for the
While the new management of the
Echo knows but little of the fruit
growing and selling business it must
be apparent to all that the facilities
for storing, packing and shipping the
apple crop from the Leavenworth dis
trict am very inadequate, and we
judge that ranchers will learn with
much interest of the contemplated
move by the Franklin Lumber Co. as
all available storage room in this vi
cinity seems to have been taken and
much more needed in order to relieve
the anxiety over the possibility of a
WHAT'S THE USE?
I used to be nuts on the uniform,
I knew every badge and bar,
The stripe or the chevron cuneiform,
The leaf and the shoulder star;
I could tell the suit of a Belgian lieut
From the garb of a French hussar,
And the Czeko's breeks from the
Serbs and Greek's
But now—they have gone too far!
For though I keep up with the various
Diversified garb and hue
Of soldierly multifarious
In khaki and green and blue—
Though I know each rank of the
French and Yank,
Of English—ltalian, too;
I give up hope, for I can not cope
With the prospect that looms in
The labor is too terrificial
Of knowing just what may be
On the fellows from oversea,
The ribbons queer and the shoulder
In mystic variety;
I'd like to know what they mean,
The job is too much for me!
Sabbath School, 9:45.
Epworth League. 6:30.
Subject—"The Original Win-My-
Preaching services, 11 a. m., 7:30
Morning subject—"The Sounding
Line of Prayer."
Evening subject—"The Judgment."
WM. HOSKINS, Pastor.
Lutheran Communion services will
be held in the Congregational church
next Sunday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. Rev. Forseth of Spo
kane will conduct the services.
H. G. BOHLKE AND F. C. OLBERG
PURCHASE THE BUSINESS
AND STOCK OF THE KOERNER
H. G. Bohlke, the well known Dry
den apple man, and F. C. Olberg, of
Seattle, last Saturday purchased the
business and stock of the Keorner
drag store from P. W. Allen, who had
been in charge for a few months.
Mr. Bohlke has been a resident of
this section for some nine or ten years
and has been one of the valley's fruit
growers, and needs no introduction to
older residents. His connection with
the drug store insures that the man
agement will not overlook any oppor
tunity to properly serve the public.
Mr. Olberg has been in the drug
business at Seattle for twelve years
and has made a marked success of the
business, which he knows from A to Z.
He comes here to make this his per
manent home and to "grow up with
The attention of the public is called
to their announcement which appears
elsewhere in this paper.
SATURDAY NIGHTS MASQUE
BALL A BIG SUCCESS.
The Masquerade ball given at Fire
men's Hall last Saturday night by the
G. I. A. to the B. L. of E., was one of
the most highly successful social af
fairs held in Leavenworth for many
a day. Fully one hundred and fifty
couples wtre in attendance and to the
music of Hegler's orchestra all
devotees of Terpsichore "shook a
laig," while dull care languished in
the coiner unmoumed and unsung.
The variety of costumes was most
pleasing to the eye and all manner of
historic and comic characters were
represented. There were gay Pierrots
and sprightly Columbines, there were
knights of old, with kings, princes,
princesses and potentates of every age
and clime. Old Black Joe was there,
as were Uncle Sam and Miss Colum
bia, and even Old Nick himself, with
forked tail, cloven hoofs and smelling
of fire and brimstone, threw off his
customary grouch and helped add
gayety to the scene.
The clowns and clownesses were
strictly in their element and their
funny antics evoked much merriment
and kept the onlookers constantly in
Many of the costumes, particularly
those of the ladies, were beautiful in
the extreme and represented much la
bor in the preparation.
Prizes were given the best dressed
lady and the best dressed gent. Mrs.
J. B. Huff, of the Ranier Cafe, repre
senting Liberty, was awarded the la
dies' prize, consisting of a beautiful
cut glass dish. Mr. Ernest Ahlin, in
the costume of a White Hussar, won
the gent's prize and was presented
with a gold pencil.
Of course the comic artists could
not go unrewarded, and Mrs. Frank
Cassidy, in a characterization of "the
Irish woman," won the ladies' prize,
while Art Franklin was adjudged the
funniest fellow among the men folks.
Each of them received one whole dol
lar of untainted money and in unwind
ing it from its voluminous wrappings
ir is conceded by everyone that they
The ladies who were responsible for
the masquerade of last Saturday night
are to be congratulated upon the
splendid success which attended their
efforts, financial as well as social.
They sure gave everybody a good
time and we've got a notion that
henceforward the "boys" of the B. of
L. E. will think a mighty sight more
of their "girls" of the G. I. A.
CAMP FIRE NOTES.
The Camp Fire Girls met on Wed
nesday and Thursday evenings with
Miss Stone at the Hospital, for the
first of the series of first aid lessons
that she has planned for them. The
girls learned the use of the tourniquet
and how to bandage a hurt finger. A
number of the girls went home with
very neat bandages on their fingers,
placed there by other members of the
Probably no work that the girls will
do will be more practical than their
work in first aid. If possible all mem
bers of the Keeoseet should be pres
ent this w»ek on Wednesday evening
and the Soangetaha girls on Thurs
day. The time is 7:30 and the place
Miss Stone's apartment at the hospi
$2.00 PER YEAR
RED CROSS DRIVE
NOVEMBER SECOND TO THE
ELEVENTH ARE DATES. NA
NATION WIDE DRIVE IS NOW
ON. ARE YOU A MEMBER?
As President of the United States
and President of the American Red
Cross, I recommend and urge a gener
ous response to the Third Red Cross
Roll Call which opens on November
the second with the observance of Red
Cross Sunday and appropriately closes
on November the eleventh, the first
anniversary of the signing of the Ar
Twenty million adults joined the
Red Cross during the war, prompted
by patriotic desire to render service
to their country and to the cause for
which the United States was engaged
in war. Our patriotism should stand
the test of peace as well as the test
of war, and it is an intelligently pa
triotic program which the Red Cross
proposes, a continuance of service to
our soldiers and sailors who look to it
for many things, and a transference
to the problems of peace at home of
the experience and methods which it
acquired during the war.
It is on membership more than
money contributions that the stress of
the present campaign is laid, for the
ed Cross seeks to associate the peo
ple in the welfare work throughout
the land, especially in those communi
ties where neither official nor unoffic
ial provisions has been made for ade
quate public health and social service.
It is in the spirit of democracy that
the people should undertake their own
welfare activities, and the National
Red Cross wisely intends to exert upon
community action a stimulating and
coordinating influence and to place
the energies of the organization be
hind all sound public health and wel
The American Red Cross does not
purpose indefinite prolongation of it 3
relief work abroad, a policy which
would lay an unjust burden upon our
own people and tend to undermine the
self-reliance of the people relieved;
but thei-e is a necessary work of com
pletion to be performed before the
American Red Cross can honorably
withdraw from Europe. The Congress
of the United States has imposed upon
the Red Cross a continuing responsi
bility by authorizing the Secretary of
War to transfer to the American Red
Cross such surplus army medical sup
plies and supplementary and dietary
food stuffs now in Europe as shall not
be required by the Army, to be used
by the Red Cross to relieve the dis
tress which continues in certain coun
tries of Europe as a result of the war.
To finance these operations, to con
clude work which was begun during
the war, and to carry out some com
paratively inexpensive construction
plans for assisting peoples in eastern
Europe to develop their own welfare
organizations, The American Red
Cross requires, in addition to member
ship fees, a sum of money, small in
comparison with the gifts pouring in
to its treasury by our own generous
people during the war.
Both the greater enduring domestic
program and the lesser temporary
foreign program of the Red Cross de
serve enthusiastic support, and I ven
ture to hope that its peace-time mem
bership will exceed rather than fall be
low its impressive war-membership.
KEEPING CIDER SWEET.
The Bureau of Chemistry at Wash
ington claims to have developed a
system by which cider can be kept
sweet indefinitely. If the method
proves commercially feasible, cider
may take rank with grape juice as a
The plan consists of "freezingl thp
fresh apple juice, grinding the frozen
product, and then by means of a cen
trifugal process, separating the es
sential cider solids from the frozen
water, in much the same way that
cream is separated from milk. Five
gallons of cider can be reduced by
this process to one gallon of sirupy ci
der concentrate. This cider concen
trate, being so much less in bulk, can
be shipped and stored much more ec
onomically than the bulky fresh cider.
It is also easier to keep sweet when
concentrated. When it is desired to
use the cider concentrate it can be re
stored to its original bulk condition
and flavor simply by the addition of
ordinary drinking water."