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Vol. 2. No. 27. H ARDWARE Shelf and heavy hardware, loggers' supplies, stoves, tinware, etc. AGRICULTURAL IMPLIfIENTS Strictly Sanitary Plumbing George Keating The Tumwater Light & Water Company Are now prepared to figure with you on wiring your house and supplying you with Electric Lights cheaper than you ._-\ir afford to clean kerosene lamps, to say nothing of the bet »h w'-service. They will also do your plumbing satisfactorily and at reasonable cost All kind of Electric and Plumbing supplies. The Tumwater Light & Water Company THE FINEST Bar Between Seattle and Spokane THE THE HIGHEST Grade of Wines and Liquors npppA THE BEST *-* * "-»*V-^*. Grade of Imported and Domestic Cigars . __ In addition to which we have all the U./\.lv accessories that go with a drinking place patronized by gentlemen THOLIN & SMITH L Lamb Pros. C. K. Lamb. V.-Pres. G. E. Lamb, Sec. P. DAVIS, Treuf". 4 Mi-r Clinton, la. Minneapolis, Minn. Clinton. la. Leavenwortn, Wast Lamb-Davis Lumber Co MANUFACTURERS OF WESTERN WHITE PINE LUMBER Dealers in all kinds of building material. Leaven worth, - Washington ——— — i lawman 240 Acre Ranch The Best Buy in Chelan County. 1 Five miles from Leavenworth. 110 Acres under water, 30 Acres in cultivation. Splendid young orchard. All I kinds of fruit. In five years will be worth twice what owner asks for it now. The John Smith ranch sold for ten I thousand dollars two years ago. i This is worth more and will be sold I . for less. See or write DEED H. MAYAR LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON ■ .- " • L. LAnB PrcsMeM. P. DAVIS, VUcPr^Utmt. W. H. HADLEY, Cashier TUMWATER SAVINGS BANK LEAVENWORTH. WASHINGTON. Capital - - $25,000.00 W. .Son) depositor. . place of safety tor their money, and extend to all our patron, every accommodation within the range of prudent banking. In our Saving* Department we recede deposits of one dollar and upwards, upon which we pay three per cent interest, compounded .em. annually. No matter how small your depo.it, we will take It and safe guard 11 for you. Money to Lean Upon Approved Security. Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, July 21, 1905. WASHINGTON'S GREAT GOLD MINE Property of the Washington Meteor Mining Company at Blewett Seventeen Hiles From This City, Which Is Its Railroad Station and Principal Trading Point. An Immense Mineral Region Now Opening. Will Be Great Market for Our Farm and Orchard Products. Last Monday evening our citi zens were given a treat, which those who were wise or fortunate enough to attend will not soon forget. We refer to the stere optican show and lecture on gold I mining, which was given by Messrs. Rogers and Harris, under the auspices of the Wash ington Meteor Mining Company. Our people of course had an in terest Inthisentertainment much beyond its entertaining and edu icational value, which were very high. Situated as we are. at one of the termini of the Stage and mail route to Blewett. where the property of the Washington Meteor is located and being the chief trading point of the great mineral region in that section, ■ rtt iiin ■*—-•***■- ■■ -» ™* _ _ LARGEST STAMP MILL IX THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. Property of the Washington Meteor Mining Co., Bleweit, Wash. Blewett U reached by ti-i-ueekly stage seventeen miles distant from this olty, over a good county load. which will now come rapidly to the front, it means much to our citizens and to our community to get a true conception of the great possibilities which are now ours and which can be retained by us, if we will but rise to the occassiuii. HISTORICAL. It will be news to many of our readers, especially new settlers in this part of the country to read that the first gold discover ed in Washington was found on Peshastin creek which Hows northward and empties into the Wenatchee river at Peshastin | station, five miles east of this city. The early miners return ing from the Cariboo country (which is across the British- American line) in passing south-; ward discovered and washed the first Washington gold along the shores of Peshastin creek. This was in the early seventies and from that time ever since more or less gold mining, either in placer or quartz, has been car ried on in along that stream. THE KLONDYKE INJURY. Situated in the northwest cor ner of the United States, while we have been benefilted com mercially as has been no other state, by the great Alaska gold strikes, yet we have been equally injured in the matter of our own mineral developments. For, just at that time, experienced miners were beginning to take hold of Washington pro|ierties and prospectors were rapidly making new finds. But with the discovery of gold in the far north cum.- a great change. We til ways seek that which is beyond. "Distance lends enchantment to the view." It has always been so. It probably always will. And so our miners flocked to the north, whilst leaving our own known mineral possessions in the hands of the non scientific miner, or, in many cases, others totally incompetent. Ol'H OWN FIELD. Blewett rich as it is and weU managed as it has been in mauy ways has suffered in common with the rest of the state by the stampede northward of the ex- perienced miner. But Blewett at least has proven its great money producing value, for it is a fact that more wealth lias been taken from those properties than has been produced by any other •ingle Chelan county industry. This fact is testified to by the governmental geological reports which show that over 13,000,000 worth of gold ore has been taken from this great mineral region. Ol'R MINERAL FIELDS. The mineral region contiguous to Leaveuworth, lies practically all about this city. North, north west, north-east, south-east and south. In this field, ranging from 45 miles one way to 2o the other, is found rich gold and copper deposits, whilst abund ant traces of silver, lead and otlwr meta's are noted. There are any number of claims held by both residents and non-resi dents of our county, on which assessment work is being done to hold them, but which, for lack of capital are not being brought to the front. In the Red Moun tain district, the North Star Mining Company is actively pushing operation, is shipping in machinery and all indications point a splended mining camp at an early date. On Icycle river. Frederick & Nelson, of Seattle, have a large crew of men at work, have long since passed the "guess work" stage and are steadily and rapidly bringing I their splendid properties to the front. GREATEST DEVELOPMENT. The Blewett district easily leads, not only all others in ourj county but all in the state. Here can still be found the placer miner on Peshastin creek. Here is seen the old crude Mexican arrastra method, which consists in placing the rich ore in roundj troughs and dragging hard rocks around over them and here can be found regularly or ganized stock companies, using j everything known to the science i of modern gold mining. The' Tip-Top Consolidated Mining company was, at last reports, going In on the base of the ledge at Blewett on the opposite side of the canyon from the Wash ington Meteor and was taking out aich ore. This company is operating on property, from which over $£0,000 has been taken and has traced the true lead on the surface in a south westerly direction from their present workings for about four miles. THE BIG COMPANY of the district and of the state however is the Washington Meteor. This companys hold ings adjoin that of the Tip Top on the north. Several oompan ies have in the past operated on the properties now controlled by the great Washington Meteor, into whose hands they passed j last February. Since that time! the Meteor people have been busy installing everything mod em knowu to the science.und ex pect to start up again in a couple of months in a manner and with a production which will justify their title of "Washington's Greatest Gold Mine." the buildings, machinery, etc., of the Washington Meteor, are in ANo 1 shape- They have been placed there with a view of many long years of future usefulness. It is on the property of the Washington Meteor that most of the 18,000,000 worth of gold ore mentioned above has been taken. The lowest estimates, by com petent engineers show an esti i Continued on^age 4. | $1.00 Per Year Chas. Freytag Saw Mill CHU.MSTICK VALLEY Ml Milt's from Leavenwortb Makes a Specialty of Moun tain Ked Fir. Nothing bet ter where strength and durability is required. _________________________ Prices as Low as the Lowest at Mill or Delivered. Ho! Fisherman! The fishing season open ed July Ist. If you want The Best Fishing Tackle This is the place. Larg est assortment and lowest p ice, quality considered. Writing' Paper, Station ary anil Tobaccos on the tide. A. A. THOLIN Post Office Building The Old Reliable BARBER SHOP Same Old Place and Same Old Shavers Three First-class Tonsorial Artists ready to Serve you. Sharp Razors —Clean Baths AL PESCH, Prop. Its the Come-Back Again Trade that pays best. Its the kindly smile of satisfaction a well pleased customer pives as the goes out alone and returns with a friend, that has built up my won derful trade at the fountain. The Best Judges of soda water invariably patron my i-od a fountain. Pure fruit juices, plenty of cream and 1 old soda is what attracts them. J. W. Elliott 3-B BEER Made by Bellingham Bay Brewery Big Rock Saloon • Geo. L. Hoppe, Proprietor Where any one can drink and no one is compelled to. - , Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars Chelan County Abstract Co. (Incorporated) Farm Loans Conveyancing; Abstracting Co. Palonse and Minion Streets WENATCHEE, WASH.