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\nl I ME 20 NO. 34.
0111( IAIS FORM NEW
WILL HOLD MONTHLY MEET
INGS FOR BETTERMENT OF
SERVICE. BUDGET CONDITION
TO BE DISCUSSED.
World: At a meeting of all Chelan
County official! held in the commis
lioners' room Friday morning, it was '
witei! to form the Chelan County of
licials Association, to include all coun
ty officers and their deputies. The
meeting was called by the county
commissioners for the purpose of con- i
sidering the budgets and the general
condition of the county affaire in ail
The general purpose of the new as
si ciation is to enable the variou •
In ails of county departments to gel
together and discuss methods of in
creasing the general efficiency of th<
general administration of county af
fairs. Prosecuting Attorney Sam 1!. j
Sumner suggested that an association
bo organized which would meet at
Ie iist once a month outside the office
hours, A motion to that effect was
unanimously adopted, and Chairman
I. F. Cadman of the commissioners
named Prosecuting Attorney Sumner,
County Auditor A. V. Shephard anil
('( unty Engineer John Duff as a com
mittee of three to outline a genera'
plan for the conduci of the new as. >■
ciation. The n.-xt meeting will be
called for the latter part of he month
when the organization will be per
Meet ii( Lake Wcnatchee Auii. 21.
It lias been luggestsd that this I
meeting be held at Lake Wenatchen I
Aug. 21. when the members of the as- I
sociation can combine business with
At .the meeting of county officials
I Id Friday, every department was
represented and the budget question
taken up,. and gone over. The ques
tion of reducing expenses to the min
mr.m was talked I ver and the neces
sity for practicing strict economy was
generally agreed upon.
Unexpected Drains on Treasury.
Some of the departments have
hi en compelled to spend considerable
money on work never done before, for
which no provision was made in the
la.-t budget. One item is the compil
ation of a poll tax list and the collec
tion of the same. This threw extr.i
work on the assessor, the treasurer,
t'nd the sheriff. To be sure the eoun
ty has received over $8,500 in fees,
but this goes into the general current
expense fund, and cannot be credited
to the department spending the mone/
or, i he job. '
Kiijlineer's Office May Have Surplus.
County Engineer John Duff reported
that he would be able to run his of
flee at a saving of about 9,000 unde
tin budget allowance unless some un
loi ked for emergency arises.
Sheriff Forsyth exceeded his Ini.l.
get for six months but has made mor
al-rests than usual by a great margin,
However the meals served to prison
ers averaged only 36 cents per day,
since the county i'.il mess was estab
lished compared with 85 cents per
day la.-t year under the old system.
Cilies Must Pay for Ta\ Collecting.
County Treasurer Buttles pointe '
out that the state law provides that
all incorporated cities of the first, sec
•ml or third class shall pay into the
county treasury $1,000 per year as
clerk hire to defray expenses of col
lecting the city's taxes, Thin hu3
re ver been collected here, but it will
probably be done in the future.
It was also suggested that some of
the county's surplus funds might be
Invested in warrants to bring a hi^i -
Pl rate of interest than 2 per cent
which the banks pay on daily balanc
P3. This applies particularly to the
$150,000 county building fund whicn
may remain on deposit for years be
fore being used.
County Clerk Stevens suggested
that interest be prcured on the liti
gant funds in his hands, which
amount to from 18.000 to $15,000, and
an subject to check at any time.
State Inspection Feed Large.
Deputy Horticultural Inspector S.
W. Usher explained that the collec
tions from the inspection of applos
shipped out this fall, will probably
■ ake that office self-sustaining for
thl ie.-t of the veal. It is expecte I
that 8.000 cars w II be inspected at
>■' per car.
The above ale samples of the tug
gestions brought Mil at the meeting,
and it Is believed that many more
s.icb idea.- will be ,-ecure when the
The Leavenworth Echo
i new association i.- organited and un
i der way.
| ( mmlv liinil* Sufficient In Mnl Ex
j The fart was brought nut, tli i
j while .some of the departments havo !
I »penl more than one half of their hud-1
, gets for the first six months, they j
, will lie able to economize during the
| last half of the year sufficiently to I
j keep within their appropriations. Thg
unty can get through within iU j
funds for the year, and no emergency '
1 warrants will have to lie issued, ex-'
cipt in the case if road warrant.
--; made necessary by the spring floods.
ANHINGTON I'OIMI. A Tlo\
BY SEX. COLOR, NATIVITY.
The total population of the state.
11,,156,621, comprised 7.14,701 males
and 621,930 females. The corres- '
ponding figures for 1910 were as fol
lows: Total, 1,141,990; males, 668,
668; females, 488,327. During thr
decade the total population increased
bj 18.8 per cent, the male population
by ii.r> per cent, and the female pop- j
ulation by 28.7 per cent. The ratio of |
males to females In l!>20 was 118.1 tp
100, as against 136,3 to 100 in 1910.
The distribution of the population
according to color in 1920 was as fol
lows: White, 1,319,777: Negro, 6,88!!;
lidian, 9,061; Chinese, 2,363; Japa
nese, 17,387; all other (Filipino, Ha
waiian, Hindu, and Korean), 1,153,
Tin corresponding figures for l!) 10
vere: White, 1,109,111; Negro, <;.
058; Indian, IO,!)77; Chineae, 2,709;
J;.panese, 12, !)2!); all other (Filipino,
Hindu, and Korean), 186. During th,
(ifcade the white population increased
by 19 per cent, while the Negro pop
ulation Increased 13,6 per cent.
The foreign-born white population
numbered 260,066 in 1920, as against
211,197 in 1910. This element con
stituted 18.1 percent of the tol i!
population in 1920, as against 21.1 per
cent in 1910.
METHODIST CHURCH SERVICES.
Sunday School, 9:45.
Kpworth League, 7 o'clock.
Topic, "My Favorite Promise."
Leader, ('. A. Fuller.
Preaching services, 11 a. m. and s
Morning subject, "The Necessity of
Prayer." Evening subject, "Divin ■
An election of Sunday School off* ■■
ers will be held after the morning
sen-ice. All teachers and office! -
art urged to be present.
WM. HOSKINS, Pastor.
ST. IVMI/s EVANG.
Sunday School ,i: 10. Lesson, "The
Call of Moses."
Sermon at 10:45. John 9,25-41 will
b" the text for the sermon.
WM. LUECKEL, Pastor,
RUN TOO HIGH
COUNTY OFFICIALS Ml sr NOW
PRACTICE ECONOMY RKST OF
YEAR. CHARITY AM) RELIEF
World: Having finished their work
h- a board of equalization, the county
(■"inmissioncrs i>f Chelan County a.v
now tacklinp the many problem* thai
Bit before them ai comtniiwionerj.
There were only half a dozen com
plaints lodged with them aa b board
of equalisation and none of the.-.'
were very serious. An explanation
of the situation usually satiified thl
property owners that the valuation
fi>ed by the assessor is just.
The jireat problem now being con-
Hidered by the county officiall is th.it
o r cuttint* down expenses during th ■
li.st half of the year to nioet the bud
get. Many departments have HDCtI
much more than their appropriation
at: I they cannot run over the total,
even if the offieei have to be closed
and all the staff fi.ed. \ A radical re
iiuction all alonß the line must be ef
t'< eteil in some of the offices.
The charitie.- and relief budge) i<
the most heavily overdrawn of any.
Ar item of $l.. r.nn was put in the tax
roll for additional relief aside from
the county farm, medical aid, count
' nurse work, etc. Kor the first five
ironths of this year $1,800 was pat<!
out of this fund, .<o the commissioners
will have to declae an emerKency to
make up the deficiency and to prj
vide for adclitionil expenditures that
will become* iifi'o-arj durinir th. re '
I of the year.
IN Tin; WRNATCHBB VALLEY—HOME OF TIIK HKi RKO APPLE—WHERE DOLLARS GROW on ikcks
LEAVENWORTH, CHELAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12. 1921.
RED MOUNTAIN OIE
SELLS HIS CLAIMS TO
ROYAL DV'MENT. CO.
FIVE CLAIMS INCLUDED IN THE
DEAL. RED MOUNTAIN OLE
MAY MINE DURING His LIFE,
ACCORDING TO CONTRACT.
John Smith (Red Mountain Ole)
ha.- sold hi.- live claim- to the Royal
Development Co., hut retains tlv
right to mine during his life. He is
paid a cash consideration and will
draw a monthly payment during his
life, besides retaining the right to
work the mines. He may employ two
men to assist him or in the event that
ho is incapacitated he may employ a
The claims are -liil to he just above
those of the Royal Development Co.,
and probably cover some of the rich
esi ore.- in the Northwest, Copper i.
the main mineral, hut they are said
to run very high in silver with some
gold. It is -aid that some of the ore
is worth $1,000 per ton. The only
drawback to operating in the Red
Mountain district has heen its inae
ce.sihility, but the Royal Develop
ment Co. is overcoming this difficulty.
Their former holdings were large and
valuable and they have heen develop
ing it for several years. First a road
had to he opened, then such machin
ery as could lie taken in by team and
truck was provided. A railroad is
new planned to be built, perhaps next
year, and plans were made some year
ago to establish a plant on the land
purchased from Andy Abbott, who c
the ores will he handled. This plant
will he some fifteen or twenty miles
this side of the mines and it is likely
that a considerable town will even
tually grow up around it.
There are still untold riches in the
mountains to the north of Leaven
worth which have never heen tiled up
on or which have reverted to the gov
ernment for the reason of their inac
cessibility. If railroads are built out
that way that will some day become
oni of the preat producing centers of
the state, hut great capital and years
of work with large forces are neces
sary to its development. Mr. Smith
was one of the few individuals who
were able to hold on until an advan
tageous sale could be made to a dig
ci ncern. There are a few other hardy
mining men who still are holding
claims south of there, but we under
stand that dozens, perhaps hundred::,
have had to abandon valuable claim
foi the simple reason that there is no
hope that they can be worked profit
ably for many years.
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.
lidian Religious Convention I c<l by
Port Angeles, Any. 5. Manna from
heaven fed Elijah under the juniper
For the wearied Children of Israel,
Moses produced bread from heaven
and water from 'he rocks of the wP
The Xazarene !Vil the multitude oa
I've loaves and two fishes.
Six hundred members of the "Shak
ii" conference of Indian- at the little
Indian village of Jamestown, near
Sequlm.are now being fed by a mirac
ulous run of salmon.
Not for 25 years have the tides o' 1
July and August left salmon on the
beach. Among the younger Indian*
the annual salmon runs on the .lame.
town tidellats had become little mo. •
than a legend. It was as if the Great
Father had suddenly withdrawn hi
1.a.-t Saturday night following t 1 c
Impulse of their mcestors salmon by
tin thousand wero swept up on the
flats by the incoming tide and when
i' receded hundreds were left en
er.tangied in seaweed. Indians har
vented over the week-end the tfift and
rejoiced in the miraculous return it
When food for Will Indians assemb
led at the "Shaker" convention was
hi comini.' a distressing problem, as in
the days of old a kind heaven sent
food. Now the followers of the In
dian-founded religion have ample
provisions for their assembly.
Tin: skk<;k vvrs recipe.
* hungry doughboy approached
tin grouchy me-- rergeant long after
mess was over and doubtfully asked
how cl ances were for a little some
thing to eat.
The sergeant willed upon him wit.,
quite unprecedented favor and asked
seriously: "How would you like a
ji- m sandwich ?"
"Fine." said tin: doughboy, loosen
inc. hi- belt in anticipation.
■'Well, here's two (rood slices of
bread, .lam 'em together."
"What was the first talking ma
chine made of?"
"I don't know"
NO FISHING IN
EIGHT MILE CREEK
UNTII SEPT. 15
FOREST DEPARTMENT ASKS
CLOSING OF STREAMS AM)
LAKES tN 8-MILE REGION TO
REDUCE FIRE HAZARD.
The Chelan County (tame Cmnrai-i
--sion has caused the Following notice
t'. be published:
The Forest Department ha
requested that all streams anil
lakes in the Eight Mile Creek |
watershed be cloned for fishing
and hunting until Sept. 15 as the
lire risk is very great and this
area is hard to patrol and a- an
emergency exists the Chelan
County Game Commission is ad
vertising that area closed. Fight
milo Creek empties into the Icicle
river eight mil"- above Leaven
worth. This nil,' goes into effect
immediately and sport-men
should keep out if this district as
we wish to cooperate with the
forest officials in every way pos
— o —
Ranger Brender ask- through the
columns of The Echo that local sports
n en comply with 'lie above ruling of
tin County Game Commission. The
Umber in the Kiirht Mile district >s
very heavy and if a lire should start '
i' would undoubtedly ruin the water
shod as a game preserve and fishing
TWO WIVES FOR THE
FARMER, OR TWO MATES
FOR FARMER'S WIFE.
Should a farmer be allowed two
wives? Should .1 farmer's wife lie
permitted two husbands?
Colorado is all wrought up over
the questions. There is discussions in
the newspapers and proponents of
the opposing views have made appeal
to Governor Shoup for his influence
The matter started when Georgj
Smith, a farmer, suggested to the
Governor that as a solution of the.
shortage of labor on the farms the
question of allowing the tillers of the
soil to take two .vives, ■ after the man
nei of the Morm ins, should be favoi
ably considered. Here is the argu
ment advanced by Smith in his appeal
to Governor Shoup:
"I am a farmer seven miles south
c( Denver. My wife is sick and I
can't hire any house help. You are a
good governor, or the people wouldn't
have elected you by such a large ma-
rity the second time. You should
originate some good help for t'e
farmers, and I offer you something to
help the farmers end you can lead all
other governors of you can get it
made a law.
"It is. let the city men have one
wife and the farmers have two wive .
You see, one could help the other, ani
a farmer could more surely raise boys
to work the farm and not need to hi v
i>! big wages. Then the farmer coul.l
.■ell crops cheap and make money, an I
KvinK in cities would lie cheaper, an '
m&ny young men would leave citie
to be on a farm and have two wives.
"I tell you this argument about
farmers to be organized is all bo.-h.
A farmer needs no theories lam cer
tain a farmer can't get any help un
less it is born and raised on a farm,
Experience is needed every time.
"You would be a better man tin:
Lincoln if you can get the Unite I
States to let all the farmers have tw i
wives. You see. the farmer wou'd
he Independent of hired help in a lev
years, both on farm and in nous.'
work. A farmer could often marry
two sisters, or good pals. I ani your
friend and believe this, if it can bp
started by you, will excel all you can
ever do while governor or in your lif,'.
Thinll it over."
Woman Wants Two Husbands.
Smith's letter aroused the resen:-
I ment of Mrs. Mary Cornwall, of
| WoodrOW, Colo.; and dipping her pen
in vitriolic ink xhe thus addresses th«
"I have lead that a farmer applies
tn you suggesting that farmers ha' i
two wives—at the same time.
"It should he reversed. The wife
should have two husbands at th<"
"The farmer ri.->es, sit.- down to a
good breakfast that has been pro- I
pared for him, gets on his sulky plow,
hi.- tractor, or his harvester and rid >.;
in the shaile. comes in to a good din
ner, ride« again, the hired man put.- i
away the machin ■- or animals, the
f.'.mier reads hi.s papers and culti
vates a grouch.
"The wife rises at I. prepares break
last, milk.- the -o\VS, attend.- in the
churning, attend- ■.. the eh eki n . ra
ne; all the water I'm- the domesti
u.i'.- at leant ion leet, rushes out , 1
tin distant coal pile, keep* up t.i
hies, get* the kids read} lor schoo ,
pots up their lunch, then sets to wor.<
foi a big dinner of solid food, cleat
that away, sews and darn- on a la?i
century's sewing machine, gets sup
per, puts the children to bed, gel ■ ii
tin coal and water for morning; doe
this .'i.'iii days in the year.
"The farmer always has two wive :
thi first one die.- at 10 or 50- -glad tc
/lose her tired ey>< on the everlasting
Irudgery. The lonesome widow
mariie- another woman to take up the
"Now \f\vr>r thi-. (live the farm
3rß wife one hu-band to work in t c
field, the second to stay around t'"i
'i use, help with the drudgery an i
seep her company and occasionally
lave a pleasant word to say to her, t-.i
ihovel -now from ".he walks, to can --.
the water and take a hand in all tho
irimitive servitude that characterizi
ifi on tinl ranch.
"Then- is nothing of domestic com
'ort on the average ranch. No
.' night except smoky lamp.-. No ho!
mil cold water. No fuel except !!■ it
iiled in the yard. Screen door.- tin
nended, The In Nans lived mon
omfortably than the average mnc'i
"Hence, I .-ay, let us have polundry,
it least until modern conveniences of
Vol. light and water are installed i
.Mr. Frank Knapp wenl to Wcnat
■hee Tuesday to attend the bank
lieeting of the Commercial Bank,
.Miss Ethel Claypool of Ephrata, i«
pending' a few weeks with her grand
larents, Mr. and Mrs. K. 11. Shi;
Mr.-. Russell Palmer enjoyed ,1
reek's visit with her sister and h«?l
lUsband, from Seattle.
Mr. Smith, of Leavenwoi'th, i- do-
UK' carpenter work this week for H
Mr. and Mrs. I. K. Craney returned
Sunday from a thiee week-' trip t>
Lester Peters hod his tonsil.- and
ulenoids removed last week by Or,
lessing at the Leavenworth hospital
Jack and Willie Burgess are bind
r,r grain this week for Gus Bergman
in the Chumstick.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Peters entev
;.im*d at Sunday dinner, Mrs. I!, i.
A i bl. Mr. and Mrs. George Weld an I
lohn Eforan, all of Wenatchee,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chiistorson an-!
dr. and Mrs. .). 11. Miller, of W'enal
lee. have been spending a week here
i 1 the Christerson cottage.
She: "Meet you tomorrow night .
isual place, seven o'clock."
He: "Right ! What time w ill yo I
USE Of COUNTY
CARS FOR JOY
Al.l. MOTOH VKIIICI.KS TO HR
DEVOTKI) TO COI Yn Bl'SI.
NKSS I)M,V, M'.MKItOI CO.M-
I" I. VI NTS MADE.
World: Numerous complaints hay
been made to the county rommitixion
ers that cars belonging to the county
have been used f.>.' picnicx ami plea*,
tie jaunts on Sunday* and holiday .
It has been called to the attention of
thi commissioner* that at a certain
resort in a remote part of the c-ount,\
recently neveral of the county ca ■=
were parked from Saturday afternoon
until Sunday night.
As a result of these complaints the
commissioners have issued strict or
ders thai all county officials' cars be
placed in Gibbon's garage every night
at C> o'clock and also all day Sunday
and holidays in'i -s required for
necessary county business. It i.- point
c-(' out li\ the county commissioner*
that not only arJ' t ht- county cars tut
l< rinir depreciation when used for pri
vate purposes but the county is alsi
furnishing the gasoline and tires on
tl.ese occasions. The commissioner
(i( not believe many of the cars are
being thus used bu! they intend to see
to it that no further cause for com
plaint shall be >riven in the future. A
strict check will be kept on all caix
to tee that all of them are accounted
for at all times.
Doctor (complacently) : "You cou»'h
more easily this morning."
Patieni (querulously): "I ought to:
I practiced nearly all nij;ht."
13.00 PER YEAH
FOUND NOT GUIETY
TRIED MONDAY IfEI'OKH A .It'lM
<>i ye in ii stu i: davis 1
court. i.i:i:i:ck \Mi iimi.
O. ('. (Jock) Mil'er wax arrested
last Friday night in a raid on his
home and put up .1 cash bond of live
hundred dollars for hi- appearance
foi trial Monday afternoon at 3 o'
clock, A search warrant had been is
sued upon the complaint of Deputy
Sheriff Hall and the search of his
henie resulted in about fifty bottle*
of "home brow" (termed beer), a gal
lon of what wa- 'nlled cherry wine
and a liox of raisins being seized and
In Id ad evidence. There were also v
The ca*c was called by Justice l>a
\i- at about 1 a'clock and .Miller,
through liis attorney, J, T. I.indley,
inked for h Jury trial. VV, .1. Watson,
E. M. Ball, Win. Anderson, E (I. Qow
ing and 11. S. Rearick were drawn u.s
jurors and the trial proceeded.
Officer Tom Cannon was sworn and
testified tci going with Deputy Sheriff
Hall to make the search and to find
in*: tlir home brew and other exhibit
ir, Miller's house and of bis arrest.
Sheriff Forsyth was sworn and asked
by Dei>uty Prosecuting Attorney I.e
beck if he was qualified to judge as to
whether liquor was Intoxicating an I
what his qualifications were. He an
swered that he wa.< qualified and Btat
ed that he bad drunk Intoxicating
jiquor all his life whenever he coulil
get it. He was then asked to samp:.'
the home brew and give Ins opinion
which he did, pronouncing it "the
real stuff" and claiming that because
it had a biting or stinging effect it
The defendant. Miller, was sworn in
his own behalf and asked how long iie
had had the l«>x of raisins in his pon
session and what he used raisins for,
H( stated that he had had the raisins
in his possession for over a year and
that he occasionally used them for
pies: and other cooking. The prone
cuting attorney asked him to state
hew he had made the liquors in cvi
dence. This was objected to by th<
defendant's attorney mid the objec
tion sustained. I'his closed the tak
ing of evidence.
Attorney I.ebeck then addressed
the court and jury, quoting extracts
from the law and arguing that any
thing known as beer, whiskey, rum,
wine, etc., was under the Washington
l&W (1916) presumed to be intoxicat
ing liquor and its possession was
prima facie (on first view) evidence
of the violation of the law and pun
ishable under the 11)21 amendment.
Attorney Lindley spoke for the de
fendant, taking the stand that the
law provided penalties for the posses
sion, manufacture or transportation
of intoxicating liquor for the purpose
of sale, barter or exchange, and thiil
iii re possession of home brewed 01
fermented liquors for the use of the
individual in whose possession they
were found—and not sold or for sal.-,
barter or exchange- was not a violn
tion of the law. (There was no evi
dence of the sale, barter or exchange
oi the liquor by the defendant),
Mr. I.ebeck then Fummed up foi I'm
The jury then retired, taking *cv
ral bottles of the so-called beer into
th( jury room with them. They re
turned in perhaps ten or fifteen min
utes with their verdict, which wns
The defendant was accordingl) di«
charged and his bond returned M
him, and it is understood that tlii
ends this case—that It that it cannot
bi appealed by the state.
WINK. WHISKEY IMI'OKTS
TO I". s. TAKE ii Ml'
Washington, Aug. 2.— Intoxicating
beveragei imported into the United
States during the fiscal year wer*
valued at more than 15,000,000, a
compared with about 1600,000 in tb.
previous year, according to reports i
sued last nijrht by the commerce de
partment. Wine was the largest item
in the list of intoxicants entcrin •
I (hiring the year, .'mounting to more
than 2,000,00(1 gallons a- compare I
with 28000 in U ,20.
Whiskey came in larger quantities
ir tho past year wit a total of 1!(.j,
--; 000 gallons ,i- compared with 32,000
i gallons in 1020,
Creat Britain shipped in most of the
jwhiskey, France practically all of th>
.champagne and Spain the grestoi
1 l>.irt of the other wines.