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VOLUME 22—NO. 2.
Division of Assets
And Liabilities in Case
of County Division
lv case Chelan county were divided into tHe counties of Chelan
and Canada, the assets and liabilities of the present county would be
apportioned on the basis of valuation. Figures have been compiled
showing the assets and liabilities of Chelan county <>n September 30,
VJ22. These are given below.
CHELAN COUNTY ASSETS and LIABILITIES, skit. 30, 1922
Current expense $196,097.20
Game fund 1,142.60
Indigent Soldiers 689.38
County Institute 50.64
County Road and Bridge 18,427.81
County Building 866.46
County Permanent Highway
Maintenance :. 2,667.55
County Road and Bridge
Emergency _... 7.07
County Road and Bridge Bond.. 22,254.56
County Road and Bridge Bond
Domestic Animal Protection 345.50 $291,375.78
Auditor's Revolving Fund $ 100.00
Bounties due from the state 2.00
Sheriff's revolving fund .. 300.00 402.00
Total County Cash $291,777.78
Delinquent Tax.County Portion. $16.",
Miscellaneous Real Estate,
subject to sale 1,000.00
Road Machinery, Tools & Cars.. 76,000.00 $240,755.27
Courthouse, jail anil grounds $ 45,000.00
Furniture and fixtures 9,500.00
County Hospital, Poor Farm
and Grounds 20.000.00
Furniture and Fixtures 1,500.00
Ned Courthouse site 61,100.00 187,100.00 377,855.2"
Total Assets 669,633.05
•' Net Liabilities : .: 109,809.32
Current Expense $ 11,186.16
County Game . ~. 151.75
County Road & Bridge 82.96
County Road & Bridge Bond.. 515.50
County Road & Bridge Emerg.. 6.00
County Road Bonds
Outstanding 827,560.00 ,
Total Liabilities $839,442.37
We understand that the Building Fund was transferred to the
Current Expense Fund. Such a transfer would explain the large
amount of cash in the Current Expense Fund given under ASSETS.
Cascade county would have an assessed valuation of approxi
mately $5,152,735.00. This is nearly one-fourth of the total valuation
of Chelan county. It includes 53 538-1000% of the total railroad real
property in Chelan county; in other words, in case of county division,
Cascade county would have over one-half the railroad property (real)
of the present Chelan county.
DIVISION OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, AS OF SEP. M. 1922
CHELAN COUNTY CASCADE COUNTY
. Assessed Assessed
valuation $22,408,734.00 valuation 5,152,735.00
Basis of apportionment of
Assets & Liabilities on asses
sed valuation see R & B 3817,
ASSETS— CASCADE COUNT?
Cash $291,375.78 $ 66,987.29
Accounts receivable 402.00 92.42
Miscellaneous Assets 240,755.27 55,349.64
Fixed Assets 100.00 31.519.29
$669,633.05 $153,948.64 $153,948,64
Outstanding Warrants _ ..$ 11,942.37 $ 2,745.55
County Road Bonds 827,500.00 96.298.72
■ ■■■■ ■—.. ■ -,— ,
(See Note A) 99,044.27 99.044.27
NET AMOUNT DUE CASCADE COUNTY $ 54,904.37
Cascade county charged only with amount of Road Bonds actual
ly spent within its lines, as follows:
Contract 1-F—Peshastin Creek Crossing $33,353.39
Contract 1-J —Leavenworth - Peshastin 36.642.05
Contract 4-A—Peshastin - Blewett Pass 16,303.28
Contract 12 —Peshastin Creek Bridge 10.000.00
Add to this a portion of general and engineering exp.
From the above. Cascade county would have about 54,904.37 dol
lars, or an equivalent of that sum in value, with which to start the
new county and help defray the initial expenses involved in transcrib
ing records, purchasing new records, certifying transcribed rec
The Leavenworth Echo
IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY— HOME OF TBS BIG RED APPLE—WHERE DOLLARS GROW ON TREES
LEAVENWORTH. CHELAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922,
E. F. Dummier, professor of Eco
nomics at the state College of Wesal ■
Ington, is coming to speak in I.eav
enworth and Peshastin under the
auspices of the respective Commer
cial Clubs of the two communities.
Mr. Dummier is a well known expert
on taxation and problems related to
taxation. He has spent considerable
of time investigating various systems
of state taxation—especially the sys
tems adopted in Wisconsin and New
He will speak on state taxation at
the Community building. Leaven
worth, on Thursday. January 4th, at
8 p. m. This address is open to the
public. No charge will be made for
admission since the I.eavenworth
Commercial club is bearing the ex
pense of bringing him to Leaven
worth. No person interested in this
subject should miss this opportunity
to hear this discussion.
Considerable of interest has been
aroused in the new tariff legislation
that was passed by the last congress.
This particular tariff act. known a.s
the Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act.
has aroused violent criticism in cer
tain quarters —particularly by labor
and certain farming sections of the
country—and has been highly en
dorsed in certain other portions of
the country. In order to get some
reliable information as to the facts
of this tariff act. the Peshastin Com
mercial club has asked Mr. Dummier
to talk on "How Does the Tariff Af
fect the Farmer and Consumer?,"
Friday. Jan. 5, at 8 p. in., at the
School Auditorium. This is one num
ber in the educational program of the
Commercial club and everyone inter
ested is urged to be present, All ex
penses are cared for by the club so
no admission will be charged.
Both Commercial clubs extend an I
invitation to everyone interested,
whether living in Leavenworth. Pc- |
shastin. Dryden. or elsewhere, to !
come and hear Prof. Dummier on I
these two subjects, "Taxation," and i
"How Does the Tariff Affect the Con- j
sumer and Farmer?"
Christmas Day was the anniver
sary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
F. L. Barkee and in celebration of the
event their daughter. Mrs. Leslie
Mercer, as a reminder of the oc
casion, invited a few friends out for
the evening. The guests arrived at
about 7:30 and it was a complete sur
price for Mr. and Mrs. Barkee.
Five hundred was played and all
present became so deeply interested
that even time seemed hurried. A
very nice luncheon was served and a
social hour spent before the guests
departed. Mr. H. E. Newell won the
honors. Mrs. Newell and Floyd Rear- '
iclt shared the booby honors.
Those present were F. A. Sinclair)
and daughter Edith and son Fred:
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Schannach, Mr,
and Mrs. H. S. Rearick and son
Floyd, O. A. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. H. E.
Newell. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mercer
and the surprised, Mr. and Mrs. Bar
kee and all hope to be present at
many more celebrations of the event.
A piece of cut glass was presented
Mr. and Mrs. Barkee by the sruests.
BPWOBTH LEAGUE ELECTS.
Ray Jones. President.
Albert McClure. Ist Vice President.
Clara Jones. 2d Vice President
Mabel Lowd. T,d Vice President.
Ted Kuch. 4th Vice President.
Flvin West. Secretary.
Alfred Derby. Treasurer.
Dorcas Estelle. Organist.
Following the business meeting, a
social hour was enjoyed.
ALL SET FOR BASKET BALL
The city is to have a basket ball |
team, work having already gotten '
under way to whip in I gang that car,
take on anythine in North Centra!
Washington. Word comes from Cash
mere that they have "some" team
and it is probable that the two towns
will soon have opportunity to judge
where they are at. Cashmere has a !
new building this year and they will
no doubt want to put on a game that
will be in keeping with their idea of
"the fitness of thinL'-." I.eaven
worth has had the !>< ■-• basket ban
court in this section of the state and
thai di.i credit to their surroundings,]
Chelan county fraternal bodies.
civic, social and religious organiza
tions are to be asked to "mother" 15
orphan children who have been
caught in the vast human tragedy,
bo* extending throughout the Near
Ka-:. banding more than two million
Christian people together in a fellow
ship of grief and suffering.
Practically every organization in
t. c county will be asked to "adopt"
at leas' one homeless, parentless
child left stranded and starving by
the atrocities against the Christian
races, typified by the recent massa
cres of Christians and the burning of
Christian homes in Smyrna, followed
by the wholesale deportation of non-
Mohamemdans by the Turkish Na
This will be one of the outstanding
features of the life-saving program
of the Near Fast Relief, which will
open here in I.eavenworth the eve
ning of Sunday, January 7. with the
showing of pictures, portraying Near
East conditions, at the M, E. church.
Rev. A. E. Derby, as local chair
man for the Near East Relief, will
head the child-feeding effort in Leav
enworth and vicinity. Every organi
zation adopting a child wil make the
adoption by the "long distance"
method, merely pledging enough to
provide food and care for the "foster
child" for one year in an orphanage
of the Near East Relief. More than
200,0(10 orphans rescued from the
cold and hunger outside, are being
nurtured back to health and prepared
for their part in the reconstruction of
the war-wrecked Near East.
More than two million Christian
I people, who have been driven from
their homes by fire and sword as the
lesult of the hatred of the Moham-
I medan Turks for those who will not
| forsake the Christian faith, are now
] crowded into hunger-tortured exile
j camps, or are fleeing through winter
I storms, with little food and only the
! clothes they can carry, seeking safe
] ty. according to E. C. Newberry, field
j director for the Near Fast Relief.
i Mr. Newberry has been here in Leav
i enworth during the last few days
' helping to arrange details of the lo
; cal effort and the showing of the pic
-1 tures at the M. E. church Sunday.
GOOD ROAD WORK.
L. C. Brender and Theo. Paine
were out again last Saturday with
t'e Fordson tractors fitted with snow
plows and cleared the road from
I.eavenworth to Peshastin and people
who drove over the road Christmas
day say that it was fine and they
could go right along with autos. They
; demonstrated that the roads could be
1 kept open in this vicinity if the
I county board would authorize the ex-
I penditure of the requisite funds.
Some of the main thoroughfares
here in the city could also be kept
open, but this might require hauling
< a considerable portion of the sn
i off the business streets.
COMMERCIAL CLUB 1.1 NCHEON.
The Civic Club will serve luncheon
for the Commercial Club, beginning
next Thursday. Jan 4. and the Ci-
Club will hold their meeting follov .
ing the luncheon. All members of
both organizations are urged ■■ '
1. O. <). F. INSTALL .1 \N. 12.
Canton Lodge of Wenatchee will be
here Jan. 12 to install the officers of
the local lodire of Odd Fellows. T .
ceremony will be public and all in
terested are invited I ie present
This year we hope will not be an ex
' ception and we will look forward to
, some good games .'.hen we mix with
Wenatchee is said to have I lot of
good material for basketball and they
may furnish us some entertainment.
Waterville has a good team and we
' expect to seem them here. Then
there Is Okanogan and other towns
who will be expected to give us a run
. for our money.
In short, we believe that the con
census of thought here is that any
one who gets a decision over our
team i> going to be entitle 1 tn it anil
•will get the glad hand from the fans.
The Resources of the
It is very difficult to name the
principal source of income for the
| people of Leavenworth, for a survey
of Its resources discloses a multiplic
ity of revenue producers, each inde
pendent of the other and HH st of
them capable of greater develop
ment; some of them newly devel
but now past the experimental j-taw
The Lumbering Industry.
The lumbering industry is probabh
the largest enterprise in this inime
date district, ;ts payrolls running in
to thousands of dollars, most of
which is spent locally. The Great
Northern Lumber Company, located
at the southwest corner of the city
j limits of I.eavenworth. operates a
; large sawmill, cutting approximately
100,000 feet daily; a large planing
mill and box factory that turns out
. one and one-half million apple boxes,
a large number of peach and cherry
; boxes and other crates besides a hi"'
grade of finish stock; and seve .
• logging camps in the country adjac
ent to I.eavenworth where they have
| a supply of timber estimated to last
twenty years. Their payroll ap
proximates $50,000 monthly.
The Peshastin Lumber & Box Co..
t with offices at Peshastin. Wash..
| four miles southeast of Leavenworth,
operates two sawmills with a com
bined cut of about !>O.OOO feet daily
and a large planing mill and box fac
tory from which they turn out one •
and one-half million boxes yearly be
sides a large quantity of finely fin
ished hierh grade stock. They also
operate several logging camps in the
Peshastin district where they cut
their own logs from a reserve calcu
lated to last another ten years. While
their plant is four miles from Leav
enworth. this city is their principal
purchasing point and a number of
their workmen live here. Their pay
roll approximates $45,000 monthly.
tn line with the lumbering, is the
production of from 75 to 100 cars of
forest wood in this district. Most of
this is cut from windfalls, second
growth timber and isolated patches
of timber of footagre impracticable to
cut for lumber.
Shingle Mill at Lake Wenatchee.
Near the foot of Lake Wenatchee
is located the C A C Mill Company's
shingle mill cutting about eleven
million shingles yearly. Their ship
ments are made from Winton but a
number of their employees are resi
dents of the Lake Wenatchee district
who make Leavenworth their trading
Fruit Industry Growing.
Ten years ago the apple shipments
from the I.eavenworth district were
but a very few cars while the crop
this year will amount to 110 cars of
apples, two cars of pears and about
one care of grapes, bringing a total
gross revenue of approximately
$135,000 with an estimated yearly in
crease of ten per cent for at least the
next five years. This' strictly local
crop is taken care of in two modern
brick and tile common storage ware
houses built this year with modern
facilities for handling the crops eas
ily for the next five years. Excellent
soil, climate and an abundance of
water assure- the future of this in
dustry. From the Peshastin district
the thipmenti of the i!>22 crop will
amount to about 700 cars of apples
and pears, Most of these returns are
banked through the Leavenworth
hanks and practically all supplies
purchased of local .merchants. This
district is a great revenue produce! 1
for Leavenworth and a strong sup
p ■ of our lumbering industries.
Hay. Grain and Cattle.
Of an estimated production of 50
cars '•'.' hay. mostly alfalfa, about 12
cars were shipped out while two can
of grain were produced anil used lo
cally, Each year is showing a good
increase in production of hay and
general farm produce, the soil and
climate being ideal for general fann
ing and the supply of water more
Another year will probably see an
entile local consumption of locally
produced haj and grain. This
to the increase this year in the num
bei '•( head of cattle raised locally.
This year the local farmers ranged
about 125 head of young stock on the
I ' R rye. For 1923 they have
250 head already Mimed up with
o • ije to be listed before spring.
th has consumed about
$16,500 wortl of locally grown beef,
pork, mutton and fowls, while the lo
cal markets amounts to about $76,
--000, giving ample opportunity for
great increase n the local production
of meats. In line with the produc
-1 meats is that of butter fat.
Leavenworth Creamery has av
eraged about 350 pounds of butterfal
•• it ' ■ar and with the In
crease of stock shown by a canvas of
■ ■ ■ nation, should average from
150 poUB Is a week another
year This it practically all consumed
in this district. Apple growe ■ are
gradually being educated to the fact
that general farming can profitably
be included with fruit growing, a
practice not followed in the past, and
■ i reduction of meats and butter
•'.it is hound to increase rapidly in
the next few years from this -
The Forest Service Is very willing
to set aside reserves for herding lo
cally owned stock and at present arc
leasing grazing privileges to sheep
owner* who bring in some 60,000
i-heep to this district each year All
supplies are purchased at this place
chile the sheep arc in this district,
a period of about four months, pro-
$2.50 TEH YEAH
ducing a revenue to local merchant*
of about 116,000 from the sheep own
er.* as well as that portion of herders
and packers' cheeks that ate left
l>e\elopinent <>l Mining.
The Leavenworth Mining district
hai bewi but barely touched by pros
pectort and is due for great develop
ment. The most worked of any part
it that at Blewett where about $2,
--000,000 in gold has been taken out:
at present a cyanide plant ia in op
eration. In the other enri of the ilis
tiict. near Red Mountain, about fortj
miles north of Leavenworth, the
Koyal Development Company have
boupht a large number of claims and
have opened .1 vast supph of copper
ore, At present they an- building re
duction plants, irillingr a seven-mile
tunnel ami preparing to operate with
a large crew another year. They
plan ultimate:; to have then own
smelter at or near the mine and are
spending a lot of money preparing
the Round) building power houses
and dijrffinir the tunnel, a crew of
about ten men hemp at work now
with supplies sufficient for all win
ter's work. This all goes through
Leavenworth and their shipping
point when producing will ho this
city. Other claims and prospects are
beulg opened up and the future as a
mining- cento' is promising.
Homeseekers and Tourisis.
In order to stimulate the influx of
people the Leavenworth Commercial
Club has turned out a little booklet
of particular interest to tourists anil
sportsmen. The past year has seen
a larsre number of this class summer
ing in this district and the annual
revenue from this source has been
close to $16,000, A few ouf our set
tlers can be attributed to this source
and we find more homeseekers mix
ing with the tourist? each year. As
to the revenue derived from tourists,
this is sure to increase greatly in the
next year and thereafter v soon as
the Stevens Pass highway is opened
—it is now nearly completed. This
highway cuts off about H5 miles in
the distance from Spokane to Seattle,
is the most scenic route yet. found.
passe through a lot of undeveloped,
tillable country adjacent to I.eaven
worth and is decidedly the least dan
gerous. It also affords to the resi
dents of the Pound country a very
pleasant week-end trip over Stevens
Pass to Leavenworth and back by
way of Blewett and Snoqualmie
Settling Logged Off Lands.
About twelve miles north of Leav
enworth, the Wenatchee-Chiwawa
Land company lias opened to settlers
some six sections of lopped off lands
and provided for sufficient irrigation
to care for much more than they have
put on the market. Already a large
part of this land has been sold and it
is but a question of time until a thriv
ing community of settlers will be
loading 1 at Leavenworth from this
land many carloads of general farm
produce, meats, butter and eggs.
Further north in the Chiwawa River
an<l White River and Wenatchee Kiv
er valleys are many sections of land
open to settlement, where now but ;i
few producing farms are in opera
The Railroad Situation.
As to the railroad situation, about
which there has been so much discus
sion, while Leavenworth is no longer
a division point, there are at present
nine freight engine crews, five pass
enger engine crews and three work
train crews working out of this point,
with the attendant crews of repair
men for minor repairs, so that Leav
enworth has quite a large railroad
payroll. As to the exact effect on
business in general, this is hard to
foretell, but hank balances, local
money, are about the same as last
year. Most of the merchants report
a slight increase in total sales this
year against last year and this at a
time when general retail prices are
lower than before.
Leavenworth A Pine Home (in.
As a home place this city is quite
modern, being well supplied with the
'•.•-■ drinking water, electric lights
and telephone service. Catholic.
Lutheran and Methodist denomina
tions have pleasant places of v.
and the school plant, consisting of
three two-story brick buildings with
a common steam heating plan!, pro
vides an excellent place for the edu
cation of the youth of the city.
IK! \KKMAN INJURED.
Oeo. Kalakoiky, braking on the
local switch freight, was hurt in the
yards of the O. X. Lumber Co. Wed
nesday evenintr. He was ridinjr on
the side of a car when he failed to
clear a piece of timber on another car
on an adjacent tracV. Three of his
ribs were fractured. He ii at the
Comunity hospital and will no doubt
rapidly recover thought at this writ
ine it was rather early to make a
The Woodmen's dance, formerly an
nounced for Saturday niirht, has been
postponed to Monday ni^ht (New-
Years) and everyone i- invited to
I come. waltz, jazzy music and a
Pr\7f \vu!tz. ja77y n-,ii«!c and a
L'f<od time for all,