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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 Re^er the apples grow
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V 01.9. No. 41
John A. Gellatly Writes Letter to Con
gressman Norris—lntem
perate Language
Since our republican friends have
seen fit to print a letter in the Wenat
chee Republic of the 9th inst., which
R. F. Holm addressed to Congressman
Norris, for the purpose of making po
litical capital, it is not inappropriate
to print a letter written by John A.
Gellately at the same time, addressed
to Mr. Norris. Let the voters of Che
lan county, republican, democrat and
progressive, iorm their opinions after
the evidence is all in. It will be re
called that the Taft supporters kicked
themselves out of the republican con
vention last spring before any right or
privilege for which they contended was
taken from them. The Roosevelt fol
lowers simply contended that in the
organization of the convention the rule,
supported by precedent, decency and
common honesty, that a delegate
should not vote on his own right to a
seat in the convention, should be up
held and govern the action of the co«
--vention. The republican county con
vention was regularly called, regularly
opened and regularly organized accord
ing to rule and precedent. The re
publican county central committee
met before the convention was called
to order and reported a rule that con
testing delegations could not partici
pate in the organization of the conven
tion and would have to abide the ac
tion of the convention on the report of
the committee on credentials and rep
Three contests were filed. The
Taft followers filed a contest from
Cashmere; the Roosevelt followers filed
a contest from one of the Wenatchee
precincts and also from Leavenworth.
Now the Taft followers contend that
the Cashmere contest was genuine and
should have received favorable consid
eration, but that the Roosevelt con
tests did not deserve consideration.
When the convention was called to or
der and the roll called on the election
of a temporary chairman the three con
tested precincts were not called. The
Taft followers refused to abide by the
selection of the temporary chairman
and proceeded to elect one of their
own men chairman and set up an inde
pendent organization in opposition to
the regularly constituted republican
organization. After electing a tem
porary chairman and secretary and
appointing a committee on credentials
and representation and a resolutions
committee, at 11:45 the regular
convention adjourned to one o'clock
to give the credentials committee time
to make up its report. At exactly 1
oclock the convention was called to
order and the committee on credentials
presented its report seating the regular
Taft delegates from Wenatchee and
Leavenworth precincts, throwing out
the Roosevelt delegates. The regular
Roosevelt delegates from Cashmere
were seated as against the contesting
Taft delegates. Giving the Taft fol
lowers practically all for which they
contended. The bolting Taft dele
gates did not come into the convention.
After the regular convention adjourned
they organized a bolting convention,
selected delegates to the state conven
tion and adjourned at 12:4 Q.
Had the Taft delegates remained in
the convention, simply permitted pro
ceedings to take their regular course,
they would have controlled it. They
saw fit to bolt before any right was
taken from them. For losing their
heads, and by precipitate sction de
priving themselves of the right of tak
ing pait in the regular county conven
tion, they were well laughed at all over
the county. As a matter of fact, tho,
admission to the regular meeting was
not denied them. They simply did
not put in an appearance and the reg
ular convention proceeded in an or
derly way with the business of the
meeting, and elected Roosevelt dele
gates to the state convention. The
Taft followers preferred to rest their
case, knowing, no doubt that they had
a friend at court in the person of State
Chairman Coiner, whom Mr. Taft ap
pointed U. S. prosecuting attorney as
a reward for giving him the Washington
It is not on record that the Taft fol
lowers plead the baby act and claimed
that the regular republican county con
vention would NOT have seated the
Taft delegates had they remained in
the convention, but it is not too late
to amend their petition now. '
In reply to Mr. Gellatly's claim that
just as good men are lined up behind
Taft as Roosevelt, we might suggest
Lorimer, Penrose, Stephenson, Barnes,
Guggenheim and the Mormon senator
are also lined up behind Taft. Is there
not some significance in this?
Read Mr. Gellatly's letter to Mr.
Norris, it is intemperate and shows
enough heat to convince the average
man that it is not fair.
Office of Chelan Co. Abstract Co.,
Wenatchee, Wash., August 12, '12
Representative Norris,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir: —
Press dispatches of your late
speech in the House relative to the
recent presidential primaries in the
State of Washington and in Chelan
county in particular, show you to be
so ill-informed in the matter that I
cannot refrain from calling you down.
If you actually believe what you said,
fairness and decency demands that you
investigate the matter further, as I
am prepared to prove that yQur utter
ances were the basest of lies, and lack
the smallest scintilla of truth.
In the name of our boasted nation I
ask. is it possible that things have
come to a pass where there is no hon
esty whatever. Such men as you who
boast of your political integrity, and
insist upon your monopoly of it, ought
for policy sake if you have no honesty,
to investigate before you talk so much,
and read so much rot into the public
record at Washington.
The attempt at political theft, the
political steam roller, the political
treachery in Chelan county were sole
ly the tactics and instruments of the
Roosevelt followers, and I can prove it
to any man who will investigate the
case. „I will pay your expenses to this
county and return, if I cannot con
vince you (assuming you to be hon
est) that every word you uttered rela
tive to this contest is wrong, and can
convince you that the Taft delegate
were duly and regularly elected, and
entitled to undisputed credentials from
this county.
If you want to know my standing in
this community, would suggest that
you ask Congressman LaFollette of
this State, or Senator Poindexter who is
also one of your own tribe, or wire at
my expense to any of the banks of
this city. There ought to be a statute
making such men as you accountable
for, and responsible to the law for your
slanderous tongue, and believe this
should be true in your case especially
as I understand you were at one time
a Court Judge and should know that
there is always two sides to every case.
Just as good men, just as patriotic
men, and by-the-way, just as brilliant
men as yourself and Brother Roosevelt
are allied with President Taft. Your
gang, in your frenzy and conceit have
become so blinded to your own faults
and crimes that you see no good in
any but your own.
"Thou shalt not steal except for
me" has become your rule of proceed
ing, and your measurement of others
by your own standards have become
so prevalent that it is no wonder that
you see nothing but liars, thieves, hy
pocrites, demons, etc, in the line-up
against you. For the sake of the peo
ple who inhabit the greatest nation on
earth; for the sake of those who made
it thus, and for the sake of those yet
unborn I beseech of you to consider
more carefully some matters you are
called to pass upon. Chelan county
can live through your poll-cat fumes,
but those who inhale them cannot
Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, October 18, 1912
(Paid Advertisement)
Great Play Coming to Leavenworth
The Awakening
Of Helena Ritchie
Scenic Theater, October 23
Roselle Knott, Henry Hall, little Mayo Methot and a superb
scenic equipment will be seen at the Scenic Theater, on October 23,
in a dramatized version of Margaret Deland's book, "The Awakining of
Helena Richie."
There is no question of the unmistakable value of "The Awaken
ing of Helena Richie" —it is the best book of its sort that has been
written in a number of years. There are some scenes in "Helena"
which, if fixed in the minds of people, will never be forgotten, and
everybody who sees it will not only enjoy it to the full extent but will
be benefitted by it. In setting the story of "Helena" before the pub
lic, Charlotte Thompson, one of the most promising dramatists of the
day, dramatized the story. "The Awakening of Helena Ritchie" en
tertained the citizens of New York for a year, and before that she had
ventured into the stronghold of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia itself, and
was received with open arms and overflowing houses. It has just fin
ished an extended run at the Illinois Theater, Chicago, and received
there as much praise as it did in either of the first mentioned cities.
Now "The Awakening of Helena Richie" has entered upon its western
tour and the long arm of western hospitality has been extended to it.
This is indeed gratifying to Margaret Deland, who gave us this ex
quisite story, and to Charlotte Thompson, who is responsible for the
dramatization of her work, and also to Roselle Knott, the gifted and
most efficient artist who is essaying the title role.
Owing to the massive character of the production curtain rises at
8:15 sharp. No one seated during progress of first act.
The house unquestionably will be packed. Tickets
are on sale now. Call or phone and have your seats re
served early. Lower floor $1.00 and $1.50; balcony 75c.
help but be poisened to some extent.
In conclusion will say that you may
not appreciate this call from me, but
I will say that in behalf of the "square
deal" your bunch boast so much
about, that no man can smudge the
name of this community or its honora
ble citizens on political or other sub
ject without his bluff being called.
Practice what you preach and eive
us the "Square Seal."
Yours very truly,
John A. Gellatly
A Decrease of Nearly a Million Dollars
Was Made the Past Year
That there are 814 school districts
in the State of Washington operating
on a cash basis out of a total of 2,672
in the state, is shown by figures com
piled by H. B. Dewey, state superin
tendent of public instruction. A de
crease of $915,301 was made during
the past year in the warrant indebted
ness of all the school districts of the
state and in six counties only was there
shown an increase in the warrant in
debtedness. In Chelan county there
are a total of 55 school districts and of
these 6 are on a cash basis, or have
no outstanding warrants unpaid. In
all the districts of the county the war
rant indebtedness was reduced to the
extent of $2,559.71.
What Roosevelt Found
As far as I am concerned I should
be glad to have the recall for the pres
ident. It is not in the progressive plat
form and this is merely an expressson
of my personal feeling. My own ex
perience was that I could do nothing
as president except when the people
were heartily with me. The minute
I ceased to have them with me,
whether it was my fault or theirs, I
ceased to have power. Under such
conditions I would prefer to leave the
presidency, unless in fair open fighting
on the stump I could bring the people
around to my way of thinking." —
Theodore Roosevelt.
F. M. Goodwin, Ole Hanson and Sev
eral County Candiuates Addressed
Good Sized Crowd in the
Opera House
About one hundred and fifty voters
turned out last Saturday evening at
the first progressive rally, or for that
matter the first rally of any kind held
this year.
Following county candidates Gill,
Gideon, Lamb and Beecher, candi
dates respectively for auditor, sheriff,
treasurer and state senator, Mr. Good
win, of Spokane, candidate for con
gress made an interesting talk on cam
paign issues. He was followed by
Ole Hanson, former member of the
legislature and author of the anti-race
track bill, which became a law and
put the race track evil on the run.
The audiences gave the speakers
the closest attention and roundly ap
plauded whenever a point was made.
Templin & McKenzie Store Burglarized
Theives entered the furniture and
Hardware store of Templin & McKen
zie some time Friday night and made
their get away with four revolvers, two
32 Iver Johnsons and a 32-20 and 32
colts. Nothing else was taken accord
ing to Mr. McKenzie who says he has
missed nothing else. The author
ities along the line between Spokane
! and Seattle have been notified and are
! keeping a sharp lookout for the men
who will probably attempt to dispose
!of their stolen goods in towns along
, the way.
The little three year old son of Wm.
Horey received a deep gash in the
side of his head one day the first of
(the week inflicted by F. Bowdin's little
boy who is about the same age. The
two boys were playing together and in
some manner the Bowdin boy smashed
his playmate over the head with a
hatchet. Dr. Judah dressed the wound
tnd says it will not result seriously.
Paul Weigand has resigned as agent
af the Seattle Brewing & Malting Co.,
i to take effect Nov. 1. _
Six Hard, Cold Facts
Fact I—Taft1 —Taft cannot be elected.
Fact 2 —Roosevelt can be elected.
Fact 3 —Wilson might be elected.
Fact 4 —The election of Wilson
surely means tampering with the in
come of the business man, the wage
earner and the rest of the American
Fact s—lt5 —It is up to the American
voter to defend his income, upon
which must always depend his outgo.
Fact 6 —The only way for the Amer
ican voter to defend his income is to
prevent the election of Wilson by vot
ing for Roosevelt.
Items of News and Matters of Interest
Told and Discussed by
Seventy-five carloads of apples are
beine shipped from Wenatchee daily
according to advices received from that
city, but at least double that amount
should be going out daily if the apple
crop of the Wenatchee valley is to be
transported to the eastern markets be
fore the freezing weather sets in, says
G. W. Corbun manager of the fruit
growers association. The growers are
at present getting their fruit into sheds
after which the work of packing them
can go ahead without interuption. For
some time there has been a box shortage
but the Lamb-Davis Mill of Leaven
worth is now turning out about 25,000
boxes daily, which is enough for forty
cars of fruit a day. The apple growers
are having little trouble in getting
pickers this year and the prospects are
that the packers will have work up to
The big rabbitt drive which occured
in the Moses Lake country Tuesday
attracted hundreds of people, many
coming long distances to see the big
slaughter. The rabbits numbering
several hundred were driven into a big
wire corral after which the crowd
rushed into the pen and dispatched
the animals with clubs.
Fruit Inspector Smih who recently
made a trip thru the valley inspecting
the orchards has expressed himself as
surprised and gratified over the small
amount of fruit that is worm infected
this year. The growers seem to
realize, he says, the necessity of ship
ping clean fruit and are working toward
that end.
When the registration books closed
in Wenatchee Tuesday evening 2,005
voters had enrolled their names so as
to be able to vote in the coming elec
tion. The officials say this exceeds
the largest registration in former years
by over 700. Wenatchee's population
is estimated at 4500.
Governor Hay has appointed Sheriff
Ed Ferguson to represent the state of
Washington at the national convention
of the prison association which will be
held in Baltimore, Nov. 9to 14. The
sheriff has not decided as to whether
he will accept the appointment '
Death of Dr. Robert S. Kademan
As a result of a serious attack of
pneumonia. Bob Kademan as he was
familiarly known died in the Sacred
Heart Hospital in Spokane Monday.
Mr. Kademan was quite well known in
this city where he made his home sev
eral years ago and for a time practiced
dentistry here. He had resided in
Spokane nearly two years and had
built up a Urge practice in that city.
His parents who reside in Clinton, lowa
were notified of the seriousness of their
son's condition and left for Spokane at
once, but death came before their ar
rival. The remains will be taken to
Clinton for interment.
The Rev. Max Jeffords was in
Odessa several days this week attend
ing the ministerial associations of the
Methodist church. He read a paper
before the association on "Adapting
the church activities to the life of the
young people."
Just say you saw it in the Echo.
$1.50 Per Year
Do the Voters Want Reasonable Prelec
tion and Prosperity or Free
Trade and No Work
Polls taken by progressives, polls
take by democrats, polls taken by re
publicans, all show Mr. Tali running a
very bad third. Everywhere the testi
mony of the straw vote is the same.
For the voters of the United States
there is not a choice as between the
election of Mr. Roosevelt and the
election of Mr. Taft, says the New York
Press. Not a choice as between the
election of Mr. Wilson and the elec
tion of Mr. Taft. Beaten at the start
and falling further behind every day,
Mr. Taft is altogether out of it.
The only question before the coun
try is, shall it be Roosevelt or shall it
be Wilson? Mr. Roosevelt failing, the
alternative is Wilson and free trade.
There are Republicans who would
rather have Taft in the White House
than Roosevelt. But that is not the
question, because that is not the thing
to be decided. The thing to be de
cided is whether they would rather
have Wilson than Roosevelt. Whether
they would rather have Roosevelt and
experience or Wilson and inexperience;
Roosevelt and tested conditions, or
Wilson and theory; free trade, with
disturbed industry and lost wages, or
protection, with busy mills and wage
earners on full time and good pay.
The man who would rather have
Wilson can consistently vote for Taft.
He cant help Taft, who is beyond help;
he can help Wilson if that is what he
is willing to do. But if he wants to
keep Prof. Wilson and the Democratic
party from gaining control of the gov
ernment the only effective vote he can
cast to that end must be for Roosevelt
and the progressive party.
Messrs. Seaman & Quigg Have Thirty
Men Employed at the Intake
The first camp was established Mon
day on the Icicle river, six miles west
of town at a point where the water will
be taken from the river. The intake
will be built first because this is the
time of year when the water is at its
lowest stage. Work on the pipe line
will be rushed with the energy and
determination for which the contract
ors, Messrs. Seaman & Quigg, are
Scarcity of good men is the most
exasperating condition with which the
contractors have to contend at this
time. The force would be doubled at
once if the men could be had. How
ever it is hoped as fruit picking is be
ginning to wind up that labor will soon
be more plentiful. It is hardly likely
that the contract will be entirely com
pleted much before spring.
Statement of Ownership, Etc
The following statement, made under
oath, as required under act of congress
Aug. 24, 1912. The Leavenworth
Echo is published weekly at Leaven
worth, Wash., by Deed H. Mayar, sole
owner and publisher. Editors, Deed
H. Mayar and Julian I. Mayar. Not
Sworn to and subscribed before Guy
A. Hamilton, notary public, October 4,
Methodist Church
We have curtains arranged so that
every class in Sunday School has its di
vision for a quiet study of the lesson.
Our desire is for more older people to
enlarge the bible class.
Epworth League and preaching ser
vices every Sunday.
Max A. Jeffords, Pastor.
Dr. Judmh reports the three year old
daughter of J. B. Bowers to be suffer
ing from a fever which threatens to de
velop into typhoid.

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