Vol. 1. No. 4.
Town and County
Charles Freitag ;md son left Sunday
night for Seattle on butlueil.
William Briskey, of Mission,was here
■on Friday last on a visit to his daughter
Mrs. George Beam.
..Mrs. F. Wettstein and Miss Bertha
Pnelaii graced the Eoho sanctum by
their presence this week.
Anthony Si* ridan. who was taken
down with diphtheria about ten days
ago, lias entirely recovered.
W. W. Walker has commenced a
f^'anf building on the lot where his sa
&3n was located before the fire. It will
be completed in about a week.
Frank Shofcwell from Mission, passed
through town on his way home Saturday
He had been up. to his ranch »t, the head
of Mud creek. A portion of the way he
made on snow shoes.
The west lx»und trains have been lute
.almost i-very Hay the past ivy. ek. The
delays have been caused by extremely
cold weather and heavy snows in thc t
Dakotas. and Montana.
"Miss- Graig", who has been absent from
'the sixth grade school room the past
week on account of sickness, was back
in her old place Monday morning,
.much to the satisfaction of herscholars.
Building will commence in earnest as
soon as the weather is settled. Several
business houses arc talked of, somowill
1)6 brick and others of wood, but there is
.sure to be considerable activity in this
The frame building formerly occu
** mI by the Mercantile Company has
JMun moved onto the vacant lot adjoin
in it the Leaveuworlh Morcanilie Co.'s
brick and will be repaired 'for Mr.
Dwight Darling's drug store.
A. ,T. Unyiile and son l»hiH,D. o'We
nntchee, spent several days in<our town
last week and made a trip Ifll to lake
Wenatchee before returning. Mr. Lin
ville said the timber around the lake
impressed him as remarkably fine.
L. W. Bloom will commence building
operations just as soon as the weather
will permit of his quarrying and hauling
it»ck for the foundation He' Will build
.a brick on the lot adjoininp'ihe one on
I which the Adams & Burke hall stood.
F. A. Losekamp, Leaveaworth's gen
oral storekeeper, lias bsen suffering
from a severe attack of toothache for
several days and on Monday went down
to Wenatchee to have »he offending
member extracted or at 1< ast rendered
Mrs. J. M. Beamish left on tho west
bound train last Monday night for two
weeks absence trom home. She will
visit In Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and
Portland, before returning. On Tues
day she was joined by her daughter,
Mrs. Wettstein. While in Portland,
fiiis. Beamish will buy her spring- s.toak
'Mrs. Nancy Johnston, mother otl.tl.
Johnston, came in on the belated Great,
Northern train last Monday evening
Ti'im QenMee, Idaho, where she has
I-iyl for the last twenty years. Mrs.
* is HO years old. She will
■JMthe remainder of her days with
ncr son on his ranch about four miles
down the river. A brother of Mr. I. N.
Johnston accompanied her and may also
conclude to stay here.
Mr. Waldenberg. the local artist to
whom the Echo made the suggestion
a few wekl ago that he try his hand on
some of our mountain scenery adopted
the suggestion and showed the writer a
picture "f lake Weuaichee. The pic
ture was, however, made from a photo
graph. Had the scene, which is a very
pretty one, been sketched from nature
it, would no doubt have been much bet
A special with four coaches came in
last Monday evening from the east and
romained in the yard over night. The
following Great Northern oilicials were
on the train and on Tuesday morning
.resumed their journey to the coast for
the purpose of Inspecting a lotof termi
ni work whbh the road is having done
in connection with the new
«tfpot which is to be built this summer:
<;. T. Slade, General Superintendent;
■V K. Ward, General Manager; H. A.
Kennedy, Assistant General Superin
tendent. George Emerson, Superinten
dent of Mottfe Power ant' T. J. Claifr.
jDivision Master Mechanic.
Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, February 12, 1904.
DOCTOR SMITH WANTS
TO BE GOVERNOR
The Enumclaw Sage Thinks His
Chances Are Good
The following authorized statement
from Mr, Smith appeared in lust Sun
day morning"*; "I 1 1":
Dr. J. J. Smith, of Enuinelaw. presi
dent of the Washington stale senate,
formally announced yesterday that lie
would bo a candidate for the Republican
nomination for governor.The announce
ment was made after a conference with
his friends, during which Smith was
assured of activo support in his cam
Dr. Smith's friends were Rppmhen
sive that the candidacy of Judge Bat
linger for mayor of Seattle might have
some bearing or influence upon county,
state or national politics in the fall.
Some of them went 10 far as to assert
that Mr. Balliug'er's candidacy would
be adver-si; to any one nf several inter
ests, and Dr. Smith's friends paid par
ticular attention to investigating the al
leged state of affairs.
Their conferences and investigations
sssured them, in addition to the assur
ances they received that there was and
is no reason to assume or believe that
Judge Ballinger's candidacy has Hny
purpose oi" bearing on anything except
securing a competent business head for
the city's business, and that no attempt
would 1)0 made, as a result of his elec
tion, to influence the result of the coun
ty or state convention.
There has been talk of Dr. Smith's
candidacy for governor for several
months. lit- was practically committed
to the campiign before he left on his
tour of Europe last fall, but when dis
tance had been put betweeniliimself and
state political issues the gubernatorial
campaign did not look as g«jod as it did
before he started. While abroad Dr.
Smith forgot nil about his canvass, and
he returned in an undecided frame of
Since he came back from Europe Dr.
Smith has held a number of conferences
with friends and has visited several
parts of the state. Yesterday he for
mally decided he would make the race
and declared he would stay in tlie light
to the end.
Coming from the Thirtieth senatorial
district, Dr. Smith is counting upon
that support as a nucleus for his
contest. His friends claimed yesterday
that he had been assured by district
leaders of their friendship.
In announcing his his candidacy Dr.
"I will be a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for governor. I have
canvassed the situation in this state
with my friends, and we are convinced
that, with tho support of the King
county delegation, the nomination can
''Prior to the time I left for Europe
last fall there had been some talk of my
candidacy, and I was seriously consid
ering the question. While absent I
gave it little thought, but when I re
turned I found my friends had been
active and new pledges of support were
tendered me. I have had time since
to go over thewituation and satisfy my
self that there is a good prospect for
I shall make an active campaign for
the nomination and will ask King coun
ty to support me. lam in the light I.)
We believe two state .conventions
would be more satir factory than to nom
inate the state ticket in May, Dearly six
months before the state election is.held.
That seems to be the prevailing opinion
among republicans with whom .we have
converted on the subject in this part of
Bouglas county. —Ilartline Standard.
It is frequently remarked icy a jealous
advocate of a railroad commission that
if the railroads would just keep
out of politics and let otl\er people
alone they would not be molested, but
a careful inquiry in many of these cases
reveals the fact that tho UoAvler for re
form is looking industriously for some
one to influence him.—Walla Walla
The latest addition to our exchange
list is the Leavenworth Echo, publish
at Leavenworth, by Messrs. J£ayar &
Laden. It Is a five column folio, all
home print and is a newsy shqet. We
wish it auccesß. —Big Bend Cui£,f.
Iliailiiblc. II not True
The following item from Le
sueur, Minn., was published in
the St. Pan! papers as a special
recently. "iThe sender probably
only intended to convey a vivid
idea of .the intensity of the cold
up in that part of the state.
Leavenworth is in almost the
same latitude that Lesueur is in,
yet the thermometer here does
not dropM low by twenty de
greet. This winter, which has
been unusually mild, it has not
touched J>esueur cold by forty
degrees, The editor of the Echo
was compelled to use hia palm
leaf to keep cool when he thought
about how much warmer it was
0.-c.ir Wilte, of Sebly, met with a
mo*t remarkable accident kb.li morning
that nearly cost him his life. With his
i-ille in hand he Was attempting to get
within range of a cat lie desired to
•boot, when the animal ran up into tho
framework supporting tba water tank.
Standing directly beneath the eat,
Wilte Hhot straight up at it, carelessly
forgetting the fact that the tanU was in
range. The bullet killed the eat and
pierced tho bottom of the tank and in
an instant the water, gushing out, sur
rounded Mr. Wilts with a complete
shower bath in a temperature of tlurty
live degrees below zero.
Instantly his overshoe* froze t<-> the
stono foundation on which he was stand
ing and stooping to unhuckle them, he
was changed by a spray, freezing in the
terrible cold as fast as it fell, into a
helpless statue of ice, stiff and immov
able as stone. Only by his stooping
posture, which kept his face free from
ice, was he saved from suttocation.
Soon the flow of the water was stop
ped by the sediment in the tank flowing
into tho bullet lr.)le and the little son of
Mr. Wiite, who had seen the whole af
fair, ran for .assistance. It was neces
sary to loosetfi the unfortunate man's
feet with chisels and when he had been
carried into the house by three strong
men the ice had to be broken from him
He was badly frightened by the ex
perience, but otherwise unharmed.
The body of the cat was found frozen
to his back.
An Old Ludy's Mtraiiifp Adiiiiliiii'.
On Friday of last week an old
lady by the name of Koche, of
Walla Walla, G5 years old, was
out driving. The horse she was
driving had been raised in Day
ton and was headsirong and the
old lady was too feeble to control
him. He decided lie would visit
his old home in Dayton, about
twenty-live miles away. He kept
the road and arrived there some
time during the night, passing
through a snow storm in the
meantime, and the next morning
was found standing in front of
the barn where ho had been kept.
The old lady, almost frozen, and
thinking she was still in Walla
Walla, had gotten out and was
wandering around looking for
It seems that the building of the 8.8.
&, E. railroad has reached a point where
to doubt is ■ sacrilege. Every fresh
piece of news on that tubjeOt appears
more business like and reliable, and the
early spring Will usher in active pro
ceedings. This i« the line that will be
built down the McUiow valley, giving
new lifeto that garden spot of tho state.
While wo rejoice in the knowledge
tihat the Methow valley is to be supplied
with a means of communication with the
world at large, there is another good
a,ad sufficient reason to awaken feel
ings satisfaction among the people of
this i-olated region. The Great North
crn will not quietly brook this infringe
ment upon territory from which it has
derived a large revenue without com
petition for so long a To contiuue
to hold at Mr.Hill wid de forced to get
directly In touch with northern Okanog
an, and we firmly believe the building
of the B .U. & E. will have a stronger
influence upon tho extension ot the
Great Northern than any luianiicr of
prayer or appeal thae could be made to
that corporation.-Palmer Mountain
ASSESSORS RAISE TAX
On Trackag-e $!.4O per Foot, On
Rolling Stock Forty cents
The convention of county assessors
which met in Spokane last week adjour
ned on the 6th inst after a stormy ses
sion of three days, a largo part of the
tine being devoted to a discussion of
the properasiesment for railroad track
age and rolling stock.
The lirst day a rate of $1.40 a foot
was adopted for lirst class trackage.The
Hti'-'ond day nineteen assessors voted
,to reconsider and raise the assessment
mill more and fourteen voted against
reconsideration. The motion was de
feated for a lack of a two-thirds vole.
Today the nineteen assessors have re
pudiated the action of tho convention
and signed an agreement to place the
assessment on all flrst .class railway
line, at $1.50, regardless of the action
of the convention declaring for a lower
rale. The rate prior to the present
year has been $1.35.
The convention unanimously agreed
to raise the rate on rolling slock from
:!. r) cents to 40 cents. Tho assessors who
signed the agreement for the higher as
sessment for their counties are: W. M.
Kenny, Kittiias; Pet&r Summersett,
Lewis; S. P. V. Messenger, Oar Held; S.
(J. Noble, Lincoln; E. E. Watson, Is
land;.lames Downing, .Cowlitz; C. E.
Buttles, Chelan; S. E. McClurken,
Franklin; Harry Coonse. Yukima; A.
F. Davis, Clarke;L'iuis Waltou,Adams:
U. A. Wilson, Asotin; Charles P. Will,
Douglas: F. M. Willmarth, Oki.nogan;
P. J. X. Miller, Thurston; Wilbur Hop
kius, Columbia: C. A. Olson, Jefferson;
B. A. Maxtield, Clallam and F. G. Wil
<■«>» TlieuiMolvoN ill a Hole
The Democratic senators in the at
tempt to dig a pit for the president,
have dug one for themselves. They
earnestly pressed a resolution demand
ing that the president forward to the
senate all the papers in connection with
the Panama canal and the formation of
the Panama republic. The Republi
cans in the senate did not seriously re
sist this application, but insisted that
it be couched in courteous language.
The Democrat* professed to believe
that something to the discredit of the
administration would be found in the
papers, and that they had not been
made public in full on account of that
In response to this Democratic reso
lution, the papers are now before the
senate nnd they disclose that there was
a foreign intrigue to prevent the rati
lication of the Panama canal by Colom
bia. It is shown that Germany also
tried to secure an island that would af
ford a strategic point of attack against
the canal: that it was largely due to for
eign Intrigue! that the canal treaty was
rejected by Colombia; that there was
secret interference by European nations
in every stage of tho negotiations at
Colombia. Further than this, it is dis
closed that the Colombian government
was secretly trying to sell out the Pan
ama canal to Gtrmany.
It appears still further that the pres
ence of the large Heel, ol American war
ships at Colon was due to the discovery
that France was about to send warships
to Colon to protect tho canal in tho
event of the threatened revolution.
There was also a showing that there
mil founded aipprehension that some
European powers had in contemplation
tho seizure ot Colombian territory,
probably along tho line of the canal, on
account of Colombia's unpaid debts.
The correspondence clearly discloses
that some European poVefl were in
active readinrss to take advantage of
any evidences of weakness or vacilla
tion which our government might have
shown; that they were extremely dealr
ous to defeat, if they could, the cod
struetion of the isthmian canal and its
control by the government of th'" United
Had our government acted with less
promptness and decision; had it pennil
ted the European intrigues to bt carried
out to their logical ends; had it, in iborl
followed the programme which the
Democrats insist it should have follow
ed, there would have been a nice paafj
$1 00 per Year
at Panama, ami wo would have found
ourselvei with no canal treaty, no rights
on the isthmus, and with the Monroe
doctrine annulled by European action
and possibly with war ahead of us. The
courage anil promptness with which
the administration acted secured every
American interest, defeated every Eu
ropean intrigue, and has left the Euro
pean intriguers against our interest our
very good friends on the surface.
These facts would all have remained
state secreta. The administration re
fused to use them in defense of its ae
tloni in Panama, but was content to rest
upon tho open record. Tlu-' Democrat
ic senators have persisted ,in dragging
them to light, to their u\vn discomfi
ture. As seems to be the uniform Dem
ocratic rule, tho Democrats find that in
their entire course they have Veen en
deavoring to aid and »fc>et open and se
cret enemies of our country, and have
done their petty best to injure the large
interests of the. United States lor tho
benefit of European intriguers against
our interests and our safety.—Post In
ItciHil'liiiiii ('ommltU'C fall
Ellis Marrlmon, chairman of the Re
publican i-.tate Committee has issued a
call for the Committee to meet in Se
attle on f? aturday, the 27th of this month
.Mr. Mori ison explains the annonnce
ment he made som« time ago that the
Committee wou,ld be called together
about Feby. 15th by saying "I want
ed to give tls<> Commltteemen more
time to sound their constituents in re
gard to tho question oS holding one or
two cc nvenVsons.
''I was told by prominent republicans
that they de&iretl more time to canvas;
the situation with their counties. Ii
have given them more than a month*
from the time the cull will be received:
until the committee will meet, ami I
think this will be satisfactory. 'Lite
question of one or two conventions is
the one that It was urged must ba thor
oughly lESeausseil by members of the
committal ith the republicans they
represent. The question, I have been
informed, lj^ay come up, and the com
mitteemeg, i-hould be in a position to
vote the- aentiments of their constitu
A I'nullar I), liil-i .
A dispatch in Sunday's "P-I"
from North Yakima, dated Feb.
Harry Witllpms, who. is charged with
robbing tho safe of tine Northwestern
Improvement Company at Kcnnewick,
was found guilty by the jury after being
out nine hours. Prominent witnesses
testified th,a,t ho had taken four grains,
of cocaine avxl that when he went to the
office that was robbed he thought ho
was going to tlio station to take the
train, the office being in the old rail
It all depends on the evidence
whether tho conviction will
stand. The dispatch does not
state whether the evidence re
sponded to the charge or not.
But of course a man could not be
charged with looting a safe and
be convicted of taking a train.
The evidence showed that he
took the cocaine just before ho
started to take the train and tho
cocaine is evidently responsible
for his change of mind, for when
he got to the depot instead of
taking the train he took the con
tents of a safe.
When a certain bachelor was mar
rled the members of the Bachelors
Club broke him all up by sending him
a copy ot "Paradise Lost."
Colorado poetry: 'The evening few
her bath of dew is partially undressed;
Tho sun behind a bobtail Hush is sot
tinjj in the west; The planets light tho
heavens with the flash of their cigars;
The sky has put its night shirt on and
buttoned it with stars."
An old lady who had no relish for
modern church music was expressing
her dislike of the singing of an anthem
la a certain church, when a neighbor
said, "Why, that is a very old anthem,
David sang it to Saul.' 1 To this thq
Old Udy replied, "Weel, Weel, I nog
for the first time understan' why Sau}
threw his javelin at Davjd when the l#d
sang for him."
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