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PRINT Vol. 5. No. 36. I G. • of Pomercy ior Governor RANGES ' HEATERS LARGE SHIPMENT DUE THIS WEEK Best Ranges Best Heaters Best Prices WAIT AND SEE GEO. KEATING The Hardware Man J. G. DEBORP Furniture and Complete House Furnishings Are You Going To Paint Your House? You can save money now by buying your paint from the L. M. Co. this week. We will sell you for this week the best ready mixed paint on the mar - ket, guaranteed strictly pure lead and oil for only— $1.35 Per Ga#/o#f LEAVENWORTH MERCANTILE CO. The Store THAT SAVES YOU MONEY S. J. and P. W. Van De Grift i.|.. \\ I nu HI 11. WWH Contractors & Builders B i-\ Trrm« TTbe %enx>en\votth £cbo A FEW OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES Wm. A. Grimshaw of Wenatchee Fred Kemp of Wenatchee for Superior Judge for Prosecuting Attorney For New Castle Lump Coal AT $7.50 per ton O. L. PETERSON Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, September, 18 1908. CHELAN ASSESSMENT READY Assessor's Figures Show Rapid Advance in County Valuations County Assessor Spencer has pre pared his report on the valuations and assessments for Chelan county for this year and it will be placed in the hands of the state board of equalization and be taken under consideration by that body this week. The report shows that there are 65 miles of trackage in the county, assessed at 825,000 per mile and, with the rolling stock, the total valuation of railroad property is placed at 84,044,844. The total amount of acres assessed is 405,787, with 12,950 under irriga tion and 23,336 acres improved. The value of the improved property is placed at $2,342,256 and the unim proved property at $3,489,657. About 226,9.13 acres of timber land and 108, --000 acres of grazing land lie within the county. The school district in Wenat chee has an assessed valuation of 82,544,600, which will give the dis trict ample opportunity to make much needed improvements and extensions. The land around Cashmere, Leaven worth and Chelan has increased consid erably in value and the assessed valua tion of the three towns amount to (51,000.000. The increase of the assessment of this year over last year is about 98 per cent, while the increase in the personal property assessment amounts to 25 per cent more. The average assessment of improved land is $170 per acre, that of unimproved land $i per acre. To The Old Red Hill Oh, could I hear the robins' song, As in the happy hours gone by When far from the pulsing throng I heard the forest peacefully sigh — Oh, to be for one short day Afar from the gaze of man — A child in nature's sweet domain Unruffled by life's uncertain pain. The town behind, The woods beyond And all around The old red hill. The old red hill. The moon beyond; The mountains crowned in silver mist The hills that rise, 'Neath western skies, And seem by heaven kissed The soft green vale. And sunlight pale Around the old red hill. The old red hill, With night beyond. The lofty pines unending croon, Sweet nature's sound With peace around, Under the face of the moon The starlight bright And white the night Around the old red hill. —Lottie Doyle. Mrs. Doyle is a native of Leaven worth but has large mining interests in the Red mountain district where she spends most of her summer vacations. Mrs. Doyle has made an enviable rep utation in musical centers as a song writer. J. E. Ferguson of Wenatchee for Sheriff COLUMBIA RIVER CONFERENCE i Communication Giving Review of Confer ence Just Ended The conference just closed has never been excelled, in many respects, in the history of the Columbia River Confer ence. The bishop by his tactful and brotherly way won all our hearts. He is a scholar of the highest type as was ; shown by his several lectures and | sermons. The people of Wenatchee royally entertained all the visiting delegates gratuitously. The reports brot in by the several secretaries and agents were very en couraging. Our missionary offerings have increased over 82,000, our mem ship increased 1,500 and several fine new churches have been built during the past year. From all quarters came reports of the "passing of the saloon." Mrs. Lake, a Roman Catholic lady from Missouri, by her temperance lec ture, thrilled us and strengthened the ties of love which we have for our Catholic friends. Dr. O. W. Mintzer was retained as district superintendent which was made possible by the creation of a new dis trict. The only change in the person al of our preachers is at Cashmere. Rev. M. J. Perdue succeeding Rev. H. T. Robinson who was sent to Newport. Bro. Perdue was a classmate of the writer at Garrett Biblical Institute and comes to Cashmere after a splendid record as pastor of a church at South Bend, Ind. A new circuit called Wenatchee Circuit was formed and R. L. Ludlam placed in charge. This gives us five charges with their five pastors, one evangelist, one superin tendent and about one thousand mem bers in Chelan county. The Leavenworth church is the weakest of all our churches in Chelan county but we believe it is in the near future destined to become one of the strongest. It is strengthened this year by the addition of Peshastin, so we start the year with a membership of over 70. A great many of these are young converts won last year. The contract for building the church at Peshastin is already let, and sufficient money subscribed to pay for same. We want to begin the church at Leav enworth at once and rush it through so that both of these churches can be dedicated on the same day. It was a pleasant surprise to the pastor when he came home from the conference to see two of "our boys" cutting the brush on the church lots just south of the new school building. Subscrip tions will be solicited at once for the church building. Let all our people push the matter and we will have suffi cient money in sight in less than two weeks to begin work. We desire to thank the people of Leavenworth for their help during the past year. It was a trying year, cheifly because of un- I suitable quarters' in which to hold our services, but it was a year of progress and we look with confidence to the future. R. F. Holm of Wenatchee for State Representative M. E. Church Notes Services will be held next Sunday as usual in Fraternal hall. We desire a full attendance at the morning service to talk over plans for the year. The hour for holding the evening service has been changed to 7:30. The pastor will preach at Peshastin next Sunday afternoon. And now a word to our membership. It seemed best to our bishop to send the present pastor back to Leaven worth. I did not solicit the re-ap pointment. The authorities said "it cannot be otherwise." Hence my return to you for another year. The Methodist church expects every mem ber this year to do his or her duty. Let us all work together to make this the best year the cause of Christianity has ever known in Leavenworth. Melvin Rumohr Extracts from Country Papers To vindicate itself and to prove that the "Bingville Bugle," in the Sunday Spokesman-Review, is true to nature, the latter paper has published the fol lowing clippings from country newspa pers, which actually appeared in the papers credited: A Teaser for the Gossips. —Marriage license has been issued for one of our popular old bachelors and one of our most popular young ladies, who has been successful in making a "mash" on her (soon will-be ' man. The old bachelor and young lady above men tioned are not the ones you think they are. —Carnesville ( Ga.) Advance. Heart Throbs. —At the musicale last Thursday night Susie Jenkins sang so effectively "Be Still, Sad Heart," that we could hear her heart beat against her slats, while her eyes never left the face of one Hank Evans. —Riverton (Wyo.) Republican. Sports of the Day. —Ramsey Nichols and family, in company with E. Vahle and family, of West Grove, picnicked along the Octoraro at Ross Fording last Saturday. They enjoyed themselves fishing and report having caught four minnows. —Oxford (Pa.) Press. Never Too Young to Learn. —Chas. R. Beaver is visiting friends at the Sand mines. He has taken his three weeks-old beagle hound with him and expects to learn it to hole back beetles and field mice before his return. —Lew- iston (Pa.) Sentinel. Good Providers. —Many thanks, Mr. Joshua, for that peck of nice figs, and to little Miss Addie Hammock for a nice, large muskelon. — Glass cock (Ga.) Banner. Aurora Boreaiis Northern lights were seen in Walla Walla last night, the display lasting from about 9 o'clock until after 10. At times the lights extended to the zenith and even over into the southern half of the sky. The colors varied from green to rose pink and were very beautiful. According to the records at the weather office, the aurora borealis was observed five times in 1886 and once in 1894, these being all there are on record. So far as known they are caused by elec trical discharges in rarified atmosphere. A Finnish scientist once ran a network of wires over the top of a mountain and then turned on a heavy current. A perfect aurora borealis was the re sult—Walla Walla Bulletin. V* All Home NEWS $1.00 Per Year Miles Poindexter of Spokane for Representative in Congress EVERY MAN COULD BE GREAT Dr. Glen McWilliams of California Declares All Have Opportunity In his address before a very large audience at the Y. M. C. A. in Spo kane last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Glen McWilliams of California made the fol lowing remarks: i "As I read this morning in the Sun day paper of the 'five greatest men,' how my heart beat and my soul sighed within me to think how many people should know and read that story. There is the possibility in every one present in this room this afternoon to become an Edison, a Roosevelt, a Bryan if he but lives his life in the right way. Who are great? Those through whose nerves, cerebro, muscles, fingertips throbs manhood —a manhood conse crated to God. How many poor saloon men there are today sitting over in their filthy, cheerless dens unknown to health and purity and wholesomeness! They do not know that this blood and sinew and bone is full of the possibili ties of a strong manhood. The director of the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium must be a man in every respect or he can never expect to lead his pupils to manliness. I have looked upon the inmates of jails and my heart has bled when I reflected that each one of that dark and seething throng was the result of the perversion, the prostitution of the convolutions, and muscles of a man. Locked up in each of them and in each of you are potential men of mighty mold. You belong to an organization which aims to attain a higher standard than any other union of mankind since the church was formed at Pentecost." Killed by a Train Albert Baker, a laborer from Baker's railroad camp, a few miles below Ridge field, was struck and instantly killed by a special train loaded with soldiers re turning from American Lake last Tues day morning. The accident occured at or near Copenhagen's camp between 1 Knapps and Ridgefield. The unfor tunate man was walking along the track and did not step off until the engine was close upon him, when he started to climb up an embankment. He tripped in some undergrowth, fell backward, and his head struck the rail just as the engine passed. The head was com pletely severed from the body and I ground beneath the wheels of the en gine. His employer at Baker's camp was notified. — Vancouver Columbian. Poindexter Resigns Judgesbip Judge Miles Poindexter tendered his resignation to the governor last week, to take effect Tuesday morning, and states that he will immediately open law offices in Spokane. Judge Poin dexter has the following to say of his successful campaign for the nomina tion for congress: "I hare obtained no support from special interests and shall go to con gress without entangling alliances of any kind whatever. "My aim shall be to represent the entire district without regard to local ity and the entire people without re- I gard to class."