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Fnlered at the postofdce as second class matter. DEED 11. MAYAK. Editor and Prop rietor. Issuei! Every Friday. Subscription 11.00 per year in adrancr. Address all communications to The Leaven worth Kcho. I'HIIIAV. JILT I, l»O4 Bl SJNESS CONDITIONS Just now there is reported a dullness both in trade and trans portation. The railroads have cut down expenses by laying off train crews and employees all along the line, wherever a reduc tion could be made without im pairing the service. So far no cut in wages of employees has been made, and there is not like ly to be anj', as the resumption of business is expected to come with the movement of crops. The wheat crop of Eastern Washington promises to be lar ger in acreage than any previous I year, and the yield, if nothing | occurs, will be fully up to the j average if not considerably above. This is particularly for tunate, as the wheat prospects throughout the grain belt is not very promising according to crop reports. At present prices, wheat is immensely profitable to the Washington farmer, and the price is likely to be higher rather than lower, so long as the war in the east continues and the general crop prospect does not improve. The lumber and shingle indus try,on the west side of the moun tains, is suffering some dullness on account of the cessation in building and improvement the country over. This is attributed by some to the war in the east, and by others to the fact that we are on the eve of a presidential election. Whatever the cause, there is no disputing the effect. There may be many contribu tory causes. Perhaps the chief one is that the country wanted a little rest from the business strenuosity of the last six years. After all, may not a whole na tion, like an individual, want to take a rest, after an exceeding ly active period, only to gather up its loins for a renewal of ac tivity later on? That the dullness will last for more than a few months is not believable. The condition of the country, all things considered, is good. There have been no fail ures of any importance, nor is j there any reason why there should be any. We can not see into a mill stone, or into the future, farther than other men.but if there is not a general revival all along the line by fall—if next year is not as prosperous as any in the past 6ix, we will turn the stylus over to some one else and go way back and sit down. The Lumber company has a force of men at work on the hill west of the mill leveling up a location for a water tank to supDly water under a gravity pres sure to the mill and, it is understood, also to the town. We were informed by one of the workman that the eleva tion is about 140 feet above the town. This will give sufficient pressure for domestic purposes and for fire pur poses also, provided the water mains wo largo enough to carry a supply for lire purposes. But it is idle to expect the mill company is go to the expense of putting in large water mains to bup ply sufficient water for fire purposes, unless the property owners of the town either share the additional expense or pay for a term of y< ars for water to be used in tin' event of fire. Water con sumers only pay for water for domestic purposes, and water for domestic pur pom affords but little fire protection. '!'<> be of any cfT. • t in fighting fire a >y» le.n must be put in with that end in view. What are we going to do about it? With the water company it is a business proposition. Are those who, are interested in lire protection prepar ed to make some arrangement with the | .water company to furnish water for Civ jiurr^s**? ; LEAVENWORTH ECHO. An editor of a Missouri paper refuses to pubjish obituary notices of people, who. while living, failed to subscribe for his paper. Ho states that ''people who do not take their home paper are dead, anyway, and their mere passing away is of no news value" A superstitious subscriber who found a spider in his paper wants to known If it is considered a bad omen. Nothing of the kind. The spider was merely looking over the columns of the paper to see what merchant was not advertis ing so that it could spin its web across his store and be free from disturbance. Wenatchee voted in favor of a propo sition to bond the city for $16,0C0 to provide an additional supply of water for fire purposes. The insurance rate there is now about one-half what it is in Leavenworth but special agent W. P. Folger, for the tire insurance com panies, assured the citizens that if the plans were carried out the rate would be still further reduced. There has been considerable com plaint on the part of the readers of this paper that do Dot Blwajl *ret their pa per. This is in the nature of a com pliment to the Echo. It convinces us that our subscribers are reading the pa per. If they were not. they would not complain when they miss a copy. We take great pains to see that every sub scriber's paper is put in the post office. The post master assures us that the pa pers are properly handed out. When you fail to get your copy of the Echo if you will take the trouble to come around to this office we will always give you one. Additional Local News. Quite a number of Lenvenwortli peo ple will spend the Fourth away from home. Seatt'.e and Spokane are favor ites. Mrs. R. 11. Conn, of Quincy, Wash., has beeu visiting with the family of Frank Shell. She returned to her home Saturday. Her husband i> night-watch man at the Lamb-Davis mill. Mrs. Thomas F. BuwoU will leave to day for Spokane where she will visit for au indefinite time with relatives. Mr.Russeli will leave noxt week aadgo from here to North Dakota where he has some property interests that re quire his attention. James Hamilton, who was electrician for the Tumwater Lighting and Power Co., for the past six months up to May Ist, returned this week from LeGrand. Oregon, where he lim been for the past two months. He will again become electrician for the company and super- I intend the erection of the line. The I company will commence the erection of ! the light and power plant at once and I will be ready to furnish consumers sometime this fall. Dr. McCoy and Mr. Kademan return ed to the city after an absence of ten days up in the vicinity of Lake Wenat chee. The Doctor says he located on a miueral spring about eight miles above the lake. He says the wate s contbin valuable mineral properties. Among the possibilities is the organization of a company for the purpose oi building a hotel and sanitarium rear the spring. With this additional attraction the re gioD about Lake Wenatebee "ill easi y become the most famous health resort in the state. L. A. Parker returned Sunday from the Swank mining camp on the EUens- I burg side of the mountains east ofßlew- I ett. He has i-everal claims in that sec tion and reports considerable activity in mining in that section. Some new | quartz mines are being developed that are making a favorable showing. The Swauk placer mine* were Erst worked fifty years ago and considerable placer mining is still done there. When Mr. Parker went to his cabin this spring-, tome six week* ago, he found that the j wood-ruts had entered his cabin and carried off a number of his spoons, knive-s and forks. This is an old trick jof theirs. The writer has known them | to carry off ■ half dozen tea spoons and i between two and three dozen clothes j pins and numerous other small articles lof household goods, that were after : wards found under an old stump two ! hundred yards from the house. They j seem to have a preference for anything j that is bright, sucu ne tea spoons, arti cle* of jewelry and small pieces of tin ware. Tlif I .-r- •(-."- Ball. The ball and ice cream supper which th« Ladies of the Companion Court ad vertised for last Tuesday night was pulled off in good style. The ladies were not as well patronized as they de served to be. The cream was simply delicious. a» we can testify. Just ho« much the ladies realized from their i venture we do not know, but suspect it I was somewhat disappointing, after ! having done so much work to make it a i success. Your Choice Free SEE CARDS Every household should have one of our Flour Bins, or Ever Ready Bread Pans, These are Useful Articles in every Kitchen, and every lady should avail her self of this opportunity-Bachelors not excluded. At LOSEKAMPS, The Outfitter. A Picnic Party Mrs. H. E. Carr entertained a number of her friends last Tuesday at her sum mer homo on the river, west of the mill. It was really a picnic party, as dinner was served out on the ground, in a line grove of pines near the river. A very enjoyable time is reported by all pres ent. Among those present were Mes dames Durand. Walker, Beamish,Spen car, Wettstein, Mackey, Gjertsen. Os trand, Guv c, and Misses Wettstein and Gjertsen, and several children. Row ing on the river was among the sports indulged in. nR. W. M. McCOY, Physician and Surgeon Office at Leavenworth Hospital Leavenworth, - - Wash. A. A. THOLIN Post Office Book and News Store FISHING TACKLE j —AND - CigarsandTobacco Leavenwortb, Wash. _.. . in i H justTi years! > < Have been devoted by the \ ' > proprietor to the study of > j \ medicines and their Com- < i < pounding. In that time < I S some points are picked up 5 | / regarding drug's and also ? i < relative to the policy of <jj > fair dealing. > \ J. E. SHORE, \ \ Leavenworth Drug Store. » Ni.i.< •■ of Publication—Timber Land ' United States Land Office rvUle, \\a>n , June -IS. ]»">». i Notice is hereby given thai in oomplikucc with the provisions ol the act of congress of . June 3. 1878, entitled "An wl for the sale of timber lands in the Mates of California. Orison. Nevada and Washington Territory." as ex tended to all tbe public land elate* by act of August 4, 1993, William M McCoy iof Leavenworth, county of Chelan. t tale of ■ , Washington, baa thin d»v filed in this office bis i sworn statement No. 46. for tha p-ircnase of the ne>4 <•% se', 4 of fee No. Ila twp No ■„'■> n. range No. ISewm. and will oiler proof to show that the land Bought I* more valuable for its ti j.ltr or none than for agricultural purp?.l-- >. and to establish Mscla'.m to said land before J. I 'E. Shore. U. 9 Co nmissloner at Ms cSlcit , I Learenworth. Wash., on Monday, the l.th Any of.September 19H I He names as witnesses: Fob?rt S. Kal*mar. ] lines M. Townnend. i.liam B. Hauley and Thomas W. GrteTe, all of Leavenworth. Wa>h. I 1 Any and all persons elalmtnc aovsr^ely tbe Any and all peretms clalmiae aiver»e:j ihe above described lands am reqnfstcd to tile their . claims in Ibl* office on or belore said l?th day ; of Septeist>er,l»>4. M. B. MALLOY. Register. i First publication July 1. U»i. Sept., 2,1W4. Take Your JOB PRINTING To the ECHO c a i "etaw I^^ 1^IIEWI" another SCI} KALS I UiN I Addition to Leavenworth « % WITH THE ADVANTA XOr f» GES OF RALSTON'S. U There is still a chance to fin - secure large level lots, free REAL ESTATE £ J^'°t 'SSSI g el. 45 howell Ralston .......................... "' ........■! ■!■■ Ull ■ L. Lamb. Pres. C. R. Lamb. V.-Pm G. £. Larub. Bee. P. DAVIS. Tna«. AMa Ciinion, la. Minneapolis, Mine. Ciintoo. la. LtaresworUi, Was! Laoib=Davis Lumber Co MANUFACTURERS OF WESTERN WHITE PINE LUMBER Dealers in all kinds of building material. Leaven worth, - - - Washington i nil?: !li?!\T DF4I/^i7 "We have just burned a kiln of fSUILI/liMl DKIvII very superior quality of build- I ing brick, not excelled by any ' ' """] in the state of "Washington. SEE THEfI We furnish estimates andcon | I tract to put up buildings. pfcrUKcBUYlMi i Ylird C' M . R PEAKE & Sox . Ktl JiVg^jLLs^i' » »■ Pkake A Son. I Home Cooking, J OVERLAND i Just Like I RESTAURANT j \ OUr Mother j Front St Adjoin^ Dr. Shore . ! Used tO DO. I JOHN BJORK. Proprietor. . r^S '■■ 1 tfqi'l' .'.MJ.'H-U-.HM 1-^. ..■^?^.>i»i.^..».-..J,.;ii>!HK-m;i|,j,j .JlJgA'.w.'lT.n ■ rilT nnirn i: All kinds Etoaghaad Dresseti '. wLJ 1 rK'vt g Lumber delivered at Leaven | j-jjv' 3 worth, or at the Mill, less cost of \ x ' ' hauling. I I TH^DCIi 1 Call on or Address. I LUJvIISEK I ■ P.A-LUKENS, ;"■ H Peshastin, Wash. Chas.Freitag I MAKES^specialty. of/ "V i MOUNTAIN RED FIR SAWMILL r~" —- ■ ! I NOTHING BETTER CHUMSTICK ; Where Strength and V 4LLEY '■ Darability is required At the mill or delivered. TUG PRICE AS LOW | - as the lowest Leavenworth, . Wash.