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PRINT At the head of the famous Wenatchee Valley, "The home of the Big Red Apple." The higher up the valley you go, the Bigger and Redder ♦" Vol. 6. No. 2. I SELL THE BEST Bob Sleds, Cutters and Family Sleighs Shelf Hardware and Implements Best Heaters, Best Ranges at Best Prices GEO. KEATING The Hardware Man 1. l/imli Pn ¥ S. Jiicobsen. V. P. * Sec. P. Hiivis. Vioe;Prert. M. a. Marloy. i aßhier Tumwater Savings Bank Capital $25,000.00 We E-xtend to Our Patrons Any Accomodations that is Consistent With Good Banking' x? j& j& j& We Have Money to Loan on Approved Security L.XAMB C. R. LAMB G. E. LAMB DAVIS President Vice President Secretary Treaß. & Mgr. Clinton, lowa. Minneapolis, Minn. Clinton. lowa. Leavenworth.Wn. ■i ' "1 ' Manufacturers //^»v^^»^\ Dealers In ~of~~ ((/%^//Jm All Kinds Western J^^^J^Jj of PINE /^"* rifl%\ *Buildin£ Lumber *" Yv^^^Y Material YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME Oood Whiskey Cold Beer Pine Cigars BIG ROCK BAR _^__ MEISNERI& ROACH, Proprietors __ -MM . HOLIDAY CHEER Thruout the Year AT THE LOBBY F. H. HUTCHINGS, Prop. Conversation Drinks Fine Cigars 20 Acres Irrigated Fruit Land for $3200 W. H. Wahlfel, the owner, is compelled to look after larger interests. In the Chumstick Valley Seven miles from Leavenworth, on the line of the Wenatchee Valley & Northern Ry., which will have a station on the land. Twenty acres under water, all in valley; 16 in cultivation; 151 fruit trees, 40 in full bearing; all varieties of berry vines. New five room house; barn room for 6 hocj.es. all farm machinery and 18 tons of hay; good wood and chicken house; cold storage house. Good spring on place from which water can be piped into house. Twenty acres of upland with plenty of timber for fire wood and some saw timber. One mile from school house. Prefer that you see the place before buying. Want cash, but will give some time. See Deed H. Mayar or the Owner, as no differ ence will be made in price. TLhe Xeavenwortb l£cbo Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, January 22, 190°. Debord & McCoy v ■ " /J ~3IIF V // FH—Wf \\ Exclusive Dealers in Furniture'and House Furnishings It is to your interest to let us know your wants. Orders taken for £ special designs. Some Good Bargains in Second Hand Goods 20% Discount on all fancy pictures and frames until Jan uary 15, 1909 at — WHEELER'S ART STORE THE ONLY STORE IN LEAVENWORTH on the north Bide of track We carry in stock a general line of groceries The Best Brand of Flour Sold in Leavenworth All kinds of breakfast foods Choice fruits and vegetables Tobaccos and cigars Prices are always right Call on us any old time, we are always glad to see you Rice Grocery Co. Just west of the Round House BULK AND BOX CANDIES AND BON BONS New Post Cards Christmas Toys Handsome Stationery FINE CIGARS AND SMOKERS GOODS A. A. THOLIN In the Kin? Building ADAMS & CARR Real Estate. Insurance and Investments l FARM LAND, ACRE TRACTS Mining; Property Timber Land, City Property Insurance that Insures .lethodist Episcopal Church North Side one block west of Viaduct Services as Follows: 10 a. m. Sunday School 11 a. m. Morning Service. 8:45 p. m. Epwortn League. 7 :'i> p. m. Evening Servlc*. Mclvin Kumobr, Pastor Parsonage; Second bouse weettif Lurch. Strangers cordially Invited. We are on the back page but first in the hearts of the shopping public for the Greatest Bargain Sale ever conducted in Leaven worth Lea\enworth Mercantile Co. LOCAL OPTION LEGISLATION Chanres Favor Passage of Strong County Option Bill binary skirmishing in the sen ate last week indicates that the "wets" are compactly organized and by bring ing their forces earlier into the field won some preliminary advantages of position in the local option fight. While repeatedly refusing the efforts of the "dries" to force a test vote on some significant measure, they have elected Senator Ruth, one of the "wet leaders, president pro tern and appointed thru him a committee of their own members to parcel out the Senate patronage. As long as Lieu" tenant Governor Hay presides this ad vantage will not profit them but when he becomes acting governor it may prove a distinct advantage. Whenever the leaders of the local option forces have been confronted by anything which they felt would prove a distinct disadvantage they have forced a roll call vote and the anti optionists have given way rather than come into the open to be counted and identified. The most conspicuous examples of this policy were the adoption by the senate of Metcalf's motion Wednesday to create a new committee on public morals and a motion by the same sen ator Thursday to suspend the rules and immediately confirm the committee appointments made by the lieutenant governor. There was anti-option op position to both of these motions. The leaders of the anti-option fight are Knickerbocker, Ruth, Booth and Smith, while the leaders for a local op tion law and other moral legislation are Falconer, Paulhamus, Fishback, Bas sett. Poison, Metcalf and Cotterill. Until some kind of a test vote is taken it will be impossible to classify all the members, but known friends of local option are Arrasmith, Blair, Bryan, Cox, Davis and Cox. Three Spokane senators —Huxtable, Hutchinson and Whitney —have acted thus far with the anti-optionists. Graves and Rosen haupt are not yet on record. Senator Hutchinson intends to vote for both the local option bill and the anti-race track gambling bill, and Senator Rosen haupt makes no secret of the fact that he intends to do the same. Lieutenant Governor Hay ascertained the attitude of each senator on local option and could probably make an accurate poll on the question. He made use of this information so to frame the committees as to favor and facilitate consideration of such legis lation. This has aroused the displeas ure of some anti-option members, but none of them made any public protest against the confirmation of committee assignments. Mr. Hay placed on the public morals committee, which will consider the bill, six members who favor local option and three who op pose, and on the rules committee, which will determine the precedence to be given in the consideration of bills, three members who favor local option to two who oppose it. About the same proportion runs through all of the important committees which might possibly have anything to do with such legislation or which might I be used to club members into line. The local option members of the public morals committee have already determined in an informal conference to introduce, refer to committee and promptly report a stringent and effec tive "anti-saloon" local option bill, to insist that no weakening amendments to it be permitted and to force all senators to go on record as voting for or against that bill before they will permit any substitute bill to be con sidered. The committee will use the bill drafted by the State Anti-Saloon league. A number of less stringent local option bills will probably be in troduced from time to time but the majority members of the committee take the position that this is the only genuine "anti-saloon" bill and that all others are substitutes advocated by I the liquor forces. The liquor forces have begun to supply legislators by mail with an onymous arguments against local op tion, among them a purported extract from an address by President-elect W. H. Taft. opposing prohibition legis lation, an extract from an editorial by Henry Watterson declaring that the advocacy of local option lost Kentucky to the democratic party and a circular entitled "County Option is not Local Option." The liquor forces have in the Hotel Baldwin the usual "tearoom," where free liquid refreshments are dispensed to callers under the supervision of Representative James Weir of King county. During* the last two sessions this institution was maintained in the capitol building, the patron and chief entertainer being Lieutenant Governor Charles E. Coon. The elaborate case (now empty) in which bottled goods were kept in a large closet opening off of the lieutenant governor's office is still in place. $25 RATE TO WASHINGTON Lowest One Way Colonist Rates Ever Made No news that has been received by the people of Wasington and Oregon during the last twenty-four months is so important as the announcement that the trans-continental railroads will make a rate, beginning March Ist and con tinuing until April 30th, from Kansas City, Omaha, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Winnipeg, and other similarly situated towns, to all main line railroad points in the two states, for $25. The people of no state in the Union have profited more by these one-way tickets than have those of Washington during the last four years. The rate from Chicago is %32, from St. Louis $30.50, with a proportionate low fare from all points in the United States. This should add many thousands of actual settlers to the population of the Pacific North west. These are one way tickets, and if travelers desire to return to their former homes in the older Eastern states they would have to pay full fare. Every Commercial Club and adver tising bureau in the state, as well as every real estate firm should begin im mediately to advertise these rates. Every citizen should write personal letters to old friends and acquaintances reminding them that the rate is good to their town. But the ticket must be bought to the point of destination — it's just as cheap to the most distant Oregon or Washington point as to one just over the border of the state. SCHEME TO PROTECT PUBLIC Ed S. Russell Has Method to Stop Grafters From Gulling the Public Mr. Russell, a prominent real estate dealer of Wenatchee, said to a World reporter: "in view of the fact that a large number of residents of the valley have been bitten during the past year by slick ones who have come here with fake building and loan schemes, 5 per cent money, worthless mining stock, coal stock and numerous other proposi tions to separate the gullible public from their hard-earned dollars, I will introduce a resolution at a meeting of the commercial club that a committee ! be appointed by the club to investigate I all concerns that come into this valley with the view of selling stock, certifi cates, or anything else that does not 5 show plainly on the face what it is." Mr. Russell's idea is that all such concerns should be put through a sweating process by the committee and if found to be legitimate they should be given a clearance certificate show- ing that the concern is entitled to the confidence of the public. The buying public should insist upon seeing these certificates, and if they buy without seeing the certificate, then they should blame no one but themselves if they are taken in by the grafters. This matter will probably come up at the next meeting of the commercial ! club. All Home NEWs •>ples grow V^° v $1-00 Per Year 250,000 PRICES SLAUGHTERED by a tidal wave Biggest destruction in his tory of merchandise. Read all about it on back page. The Great Clearing; Sale Leavenworth Mercantile Co. COUNTY NEWS ITEMS The Wenatchee Valley Poultry ex hibit came to an end in the city of Wenatchee last Saturday. The show is said to have been very creditable and the birds exhibited to compare favorably with any section of the country. The grading on the extension of the Great Northern from Columbia siding to the Big Bend country, began last fall, is said to be practically finished. The steel will be laid in the early spring. Okanogan valley newspapers are very hopeful of a railroad this year. Indica tions point to the beginning of work on the line from Wenatchee to Oroville this spring. Much of the right of way has been secured and the survey of the route adopted. Ellsworth Hallenbeck, an employee of the C. & 0. Steamboat Co., ran across the Columbia river one day last week while the thermometer was 10 below zero, with nothing on but a pair of socks. He fell into the icy water once but got out and made the trip across and back. Arthur Gunn, manager of the We natchee Electric Co., told a reporter of The World last week that his company had taken over the Valley Power Co., and would spend $125,000 the coming year in developing additional power. The Valley Power Co. has a plant just below Peshastin for furnishing the town of Cashmere with light. The commercial club of the town of Wenatchee has under consideration the building of a handsome home for the club where a permanent exhibition of Wenatchee valley products will be kept. The ice blockade in the Columbia river, which has made navigation im possible for the past ten days, is de clared by steamboat men to be the worst ever known. The North Star, which was frozen in opposite Dick's Landing for several days, is now moored to the wharf at Entiat and will remain there until the channel is opened up once more. —Wenatchee Republic. Wenatchee has started a movement to organize the different charities of the city under one head and prevent impositions and at the same time make giving to the poor more effective. Frank Shotwell died in Arizona last week. He was a victim of the white plague. He was raised in the Wenat chee valley and at his death was 25 years old. His parents, for many years residents of the valley, now reside in Seattle. Chris Marks, a Swede who was em ployed on the railroad work at Col umbia Siding was brought to Wenat chee last week with his feet so badly frozen that it was found necessary to amputate one of his legs. His hands were also badly frozen. During the severe cold spell he loaded up on booze and crawled into and old shack. On Sunday he died just before if had been decided to take the other leg ofi. The refusal of the city council of Wenatchee to renew the liquor license of Shipp & Learner last week is taken as an indication that Wenatchee is to become a dry town. The same action was taken by the Cashmere council last week when the council refused to renew the license of M. C. McCor | mick, announcing at the same time that as soon as license of the other saloon expired that would also be put out of business and Cashmere would be a dry town.