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A* 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 the apples grow
Vol. 10. No. 3
Men Who Were Detained Here for few
Days Receive Money Monday and
Leave for the Coast
The last of the hundred or more
striking snow shovelers who were the
guests of the city of Leavenworth from
Thursday of last week to Monday de
parted Monday evening for the coast.
In the action brought against the rail
road company it was charged that the
company owed each man $19 which
included p«y for the time they had
been forced to remain in this city.
The date for hearing had been set for
next Saturday, but Great Northern
Attorney Dougherty arrived here Mon
day morning with orders to settle with
the men and rather than wait for a
week, it was decided to bring the mat
ter to an end.
From Attorney Nelson who repre
sents the snow shovelers, we learn
that the men were paid for the actual
time they put in which ranged from
$4 to $7 after their board had been
paid. Their meals while in this city
were also settled for by the company.
In addition to this the men were given
transportation to either Spokane or Se
attle and late Monday evening the
larger portion of them boarded 43 for
The conduct of the men during
their stay in this city was very orderly
and as a whole they were far above
the average that one sees among this
class of men. There were some peo
ple in this city who condemned the
workers, claiming them to be I. W.
W.s who wouldn't work if they had
too, but the majority of the citizens
appeared to be in sympathy with the
strikers. Probably the conditions were
not as bad as some of the laborers pic
tured them but at any rate they were
bad enough. The company might
have made some arrangements to feed
the men after they left them stranded
in this city, but they did not and it
was up to the citizens of Leavenworth
to provide food and shelter for the
unfortunate ones.
Several citizens of Leavenworth,
among whom were Mayor Carlquist,
L. J. Nelson, D. H. Mayar, Chas.
Mischke, Rev. Max Jeffords and oth
ers whose names we have not been
able to learn, went good for the meals
for the men, and the nights they
spent in the Methodrst church and
the city hall. Mr. Jeffords speaks
very highly of the conduct of those
who stayed at the church and says he
would not want to meet a finer bunch
of men.
The twenty-three strikers who were
arrested in Spokane Friday morning
for beating their way from here to that
city on passenger No. 4, were arraigned
before Justice Fred Witt in Spokane
and given a fine of $5 which was re
mitted a short time later. Those who
went to Spokane received their money
Sunday morning, each one drawing be
tween $8 and $9.
Orders Swede to Leave City
Chief of Police Bohnsack this week
gave Yon Yonson a big swede who
has been hanging about town for the
past two weeks his orders to leave the
city. This is the same man who
caused the Spokane police force so
much trouble on several occasions and
it was thought best to get him out of
this city before he started any trouble.
He is a veritable giant and it required
six policemen to place him under ar
rest in Spokane several weeks ago af
ter he had started a rough house in
one of the restaurants there.
U. S. Population is 96,496,000
The latest statistics ol the popula
tion of continental United States places
the figures at 96.496,000 on January
2, 1913. This figure was used by the
treasury department experts in deter
mining the toUl money in circulation
in the country on that date, which was
|3,35 C,727,580; the amout per capita
being $34.72.
TLhe Xeavenwortb iScbs
Lives of Local Men Were Threatened
The three men, James Ryan, C.
Chofield, and Joe Stewart who were
arrested last, Saturday for threatening
the lives of A. H. Blake and Carl Tarl
ton were fined $25 and costs in Judge
Grants court Tuesday. Not having
the money they were take to Wenat
chee Tuesday morning where they
will serve ten days in the county jail
The trouble started last Saturday when
the men were refused a drink at
Mischke & Blake's bar. For this in
sult as they deemed it they swore they
would kill Messrs, Blake and Tarlton,
and rather than take any chances it
was decided to place the men under
arrest. _
Pliny Allen, Elected Pres., of Senate and
Howard Taylor, Speaker of the
As presiding officers in the senate
and house, Senator Pliny L. Allen of
King county, republican, and Howard
D. Taylor of King county, republican
speaker of the last house, were elected
for the ensuing session, at the open
ing of the 13th biennial session of the
legislature on Monday, January 13th.
The bull moose candidate for presi
dent pro tern of the Senate was Sen
ator R. A. Hutchinson of Spokane,
who received 13 votes while Senator
Allen received 27 votes. In the house,
Taylor, the republican candidate was
opposed by representative Corkery of
Spokane county, the bull moose can
didate, who received 28 votes as
against 60 for Taylor. Turnbow, the
democratic member from Whitman
county received 2 votes for speaker of
the house, and Masterson of Walla
Walla county received one vote, a
complimentary vote from representative
Turnbow, in return for the two votes
cast for him by the Walla Walla
county members. Representative
Sumner of Chelan county was one of
those who voted with the majority in
favor of Taylor. Senator Flummerfelt
of Chelan and Kittitas counties voted
with the minority in favor of Hutchin
son the bull moose candidate for presi
dent of the senate.
On the second day of the session
the matter of the confirmation of the
thirty recess appointments made by
Governor M. E. Hay, since the last
session of the legislature was taken up,
and by a vote of 28 to 11 the appoint
ments were confirmed. Senator Flum
merfelt of Chelan county voted with
the 11 who opposed the appointments.
There was some opposition to the con
firmation of the appointment of John
L. Riseland, but no aspersions were
cast upon his honesty in the conduct
of the department, the objection being
merely that he did not secure a large
enough appropriation from the legisla
ture to conduct his department.
Officers for the State of Washington
Governoi —Ernest Lister.
Lieutenant governoi —Louis F. Hart.
Secretary of state of state —I. M.
Treasurer —Edward Meath.
Auditoi —C. W. Clausen.
Attorney general —W. H. Tanner.
Land commissioner —Clark V. Sav
Superintendent of schools —Joseph-
ine Preston.
Insurance commissioner —H. O.
United States senators —Wesley L.
Jones and Miles Poindexter.
Congressman at large—J. A. Fal
coner, J. W. Bryan.
Congressman, First district —W. E.
Congressman, Second district —Al-
{bert Johnson.
Congressman, Third district —W. L.
La Follette.
Justices supreme court —John F.
Main, Mark A. Fullerton, Stephen J.
Chadwick, M. F. Gose, George E
Morris, Wallace Mount, Herman D.
Crow, Emmett N. Parker and Overton
G. Ellis.
Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, January 24, 1913
Raid Robbers Den Near That City and
Get Five Men—Much Loot Disco
Five men who have already con
fessed, to many robberies were arrested
in Wenatchee last Saturday night.
When the authorities broke into their
shack which, is located on the east
side of the Great Northern tracks near
the Guthrie McDougall hospital, they
found enough loot to start a general
store. Among the stuff found was
two gold watches, three gold rings,
and two gold chains, three rifles and
two shotguns, a half dozen automatic
revolvers, ISO pounds of ham and ba
con, a number of carpenters tools,
three suits of mens clothes, six dozen
silver plated knives and forks, a couple
of sacks of sugar, two telegraph key
boards and various other articles of
small value.
The men give their names as, Ed
Collins, Frank Butler, James Gill,
Robert Huff and Paul Slpcum. Their
ages range from 20 to 25 years and
it is likely that they will draw a long
term in the state penitentiary. Slocum
was recently released from the state
reformatory and will likely be returned
to that institution.
The men are all said to be I. W.
W.s as a considerable amount of this
literature was found among their ef
fects. They are all well known
in Wenatchee having lived in that vi
cinity for several years.
Appointments are Likely to be Made in
March—Davis Wants Job Again
From all reports there is a hot fight
in progress among three of Leaven
worth's citizens, namely George W.
Hoxsey, Guy Hamilton and the pre
sent incumbent, J. C. Davis, to see
who is going to land the postoffice for
the next four years. Each one is al
ready claiming the office, but it is not
believed that the appointment will be
made until sometime in March or un
til after Woodrow Wilson assumes his
duties as president, in which event the
coveted office will likely lay between
Dr. Hoxsey and Mr. Hamilton.
Mr. Davis has hopes of retaining
the office for another four years, but it
remains to be seen as to whether or
not the Senate will confirm Mr. Tafts
appointments. The democrats believe
that their victory entitles them to the
public offices thruout the country and
all appointments will be opposed to
the utmost by the bourbons.
Mr. Hamilton spent several days in
Spokane this week, supposedly in con
nection with the postoffice appoint
ment, soliciting the aid of prominent
politicians of that city. He has al
ready started a house to house canvass
for signers on his petition.
Dr. Hoxey is said to have the en
dorsement of National Committeeman
Pattison, Mr. Heifner and other big
democrats, besides a large petition,
and his friends are already hailing him
as Leavenworth's next postmaster.
Another Addition to the Zoo
It is not every day that four men
can go out and capture a liye full
grown deer and when Clarence Camp
bell, J. D. Wheeler, Green Miles and
Mike Fitz started out last Saturday
saying that when they returned they
would have a deer their friends took it
as quite a joke. But nevertheless they
made good and it is to be the latest
addition to Leavenworths zoological
garden in the spring. The deer was
seen on the railroad 'track Saturday
morning about a mile up the canyon
by some parties coming down from the
power plant and it was this information
that prompted the hunters to go in
pursuit of the animal. The deer was
located about two miles up the canyon
and the chase began. Up the moua-
tain and down again and then up and
down again went the deer with leaps
j and bounds, making surprising head
way owing to the deep snow. But the
hunters never once gave up the chase
knowing that it would only be a ques
tion of time until the animal would be
tired out. The capture was finally
made in the mill yards of the Lamb-
Davis Lumber Co. The animal hay
ing dropped down in between two
piles of lumber unable to go any far
At present it is being kept in a shed
back of King's City Drug store, but as
soon as the'snow disappears it will be
kept in a fenced inclosure in the city
The deer stands about three foot
high and is said to be about two years
Over Hundred Men Employed at L.-D.
Mill in Making Changes to Increase
A visit to the big mill of the Lamb-
Davis Lumber Co. plant located in
the western suburbs of the town dis
closed a busy scene. Mr. Riggs, the
new superintendent of the manufac
turing department of the plant said the
plant had heretofore been operated
with what the trade calls two double
cut band saws. This will be changed
to two single cut band saws, which
will slightly reduce the daily cut,
which will, however, be almost dou
bled the coming summer by oper
ating the mill night and day. The
quality of the lumber of a single cut
band saw is vastly superior to that
turned out by the double cut mills,
and the policy of the new manage
ment will be quality, rather than
Forty-odd skilled mechanics are errf
ployed in overhauling the saw mill.
New log carriages and new edgers are
among the improvements being made.
At the planing mill a large number of
men are employed. The boiler room
and engine house, 40x80, with walls
16 feet feet high, built of brick, is
being replaced with a substantial brick
building of much larger dimensions
and the furnaces relined with new fire
brick. New and improved machinery
will be added to the planing mill.
The dry kiln is also receiving an
overhauling and being placed in first
class condition. The round house of
the Wenatchee Valley and Northern
railway, located near the planing mill,
has been enlarged to double its former
capacity. A change made necessary
by the additional equipment ordered
for the road. The new engine is ex
pected to arrive the last of this month,
making three engines for this road.
The new log loader, much larger
than the old one, is being set up and
gotten ready for work. The new flat
cars ordered some time ago have ar
rived. Manager McDonald, who is
keeping the road open to Appleton
and making three trips every week,
says log hauling has ceased for the
present on account of the extraordi
nary amount of snow to contend with,
but will be resumed early in the spring.
Logging, while not carried on so ex
tensively since the heavy fall of snow,
is still going on in the Wenatchee and
Chewawa river va|ley.
Together with the skilled mechan
ics employed in making changes and
improvements in the saw mill, box
mill and planing mill, over a hundred
men are now employed. Mr. Riggs
says in the future the policy will be to
turn out the highest class of material,
both in lumber and boxes, and to this
end the changes and improvements in
the equipment of the plant are being
In its report to the legislature the
state bureau of inspection recommends
that the county auditor be the one to
draw all warrants in the future. The
bureau declares that there can be no
accurate check kept until the auditor
draws the warrants of the different
school drainage and diking districts.
Left Here Just Before Holidays—Trip
Made Without Mishap
Don Thomas, who left here a week
before Christmas and with him Jack
Can, Bill Herder and Dan Ryan,
writes from Hinchinbrook light house,
on Prince William sound, under date
of Dec. 29, just a day or two before
the party expected to arrive at their
destination, on Culross island, where
the mines are located. Writing of
their experience on the trip Mr.
Thomas says:
We left Seattle at 9 p. m., Sunday
Dec. 22, just a week ago to-day. Our
first day out was warm and spring like
with all the bunch regular at meal
times, which means four times a day.
On our second day up by Pitt and
Royal islands, B. C we encountered
severe snow squalls and cold weather,
but as we were on the inside passage
we considered ourselves safe. We had
now settled down to ship life, such as
playing cards and telling yarns. The
third day out was stormy with snow
and blizzard. We arrived at Ketchikan
at 11:30 a. m. It being Christmas
all places were closed except the
drinking resorts. We also had one of
the finest dinners that was ever set on
any table. And at 2a. m. on our
fourth day we passed thru Wrangel
Narrows arriving in Juneau at 12 noon.
Juneau is one of Alaska's livest towns,
it being within three miles of the fa
mous Treadwell mine. We left Juneau
at 1:30 p. m. on our way thru icy
straits and Cross Sound.
On the morning of the fifth day at
about 2:30 a. m. we came out on the
big Pacific and Bill and I did not want
anything to eat all that day, it being
somewhat rough. We arrive at Yakutat
Bay at 10 p. m. and then of course we
sat down to the midnight lunch, at
that table all were present, up to this
time Jack and Dan were first class
sailors, but they were in their bunks
most of the time. We left Yakutat at
1 a. m. on the sixth day out and en
countered a heavy southwesterly swell
and there was plenty of room at the
table while the swell lasted, we ar
rived at Katalla at 8 p. m. and an
chored in the roadsted of the town
about \% miles out and wailed most
all night for the scow to come out and
take the freight ashore which amounted
to fifty tons. This being our seventh
day out we left Katalla at 8 a. m. and
are just now entering Prince William
Sound and expect to arrive at Cordova
at about Bor 9 p. m. We will not
arrive at our camp until New Years
day. All are enjoying the best of
health, of course, barring seasickness,
which we had to put up with. To-day
has been quite cold, but there is very
little snow on the ground. Am mail
ing this at Cordova, so as to catch the
Mariposa back, as there it not an
other mail boat for ten days, I believe.
Local Basket Ball Team Loses 40 to 11
The local high school basket ball
team went to Cashmere last Saturday
accompanied by a loyal crowd ol root
ers with plenty of confidence that they
would be able to come out with the
long end of the score, but were sadly
disappointed, the Cashmerites piling
up a score of 40 to their 11. Just
what the real trouble was we have been
unable to learn, but those who claim
to know say the Cashmere boys have
had more practice and are consider
ably heavier thas the local team. After
the game the students from this city
were tendered a reception in the Cash
mere high school rooms.
Professor Moore says the boys are
still practicing every day and more
games will likely be arranged in the
near future.
Would Pass Phony $5 Gold Pieces
Two attempts that we know of were
made the past week to pass off a
phony $5 gold piece on Leavenworth
business people. George Hathaway
says a fellow came into his store and
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made a small purchase from one of
the girls who handed him the coin to
make change. He at once noticed
that the coin was lighter than a real
five dollar gold piece and on examina
tian found it to be a nickel which had
been given a coat of gold paint. He
returned the nickel to the man saying
that it would be impossible for him to
make the change unless he would ac
cept five pennies in return. The same
day an attempt was made to pass a
similar coin on J. B. Huff, but he no
ticed that it was not the kind that the
government makes and returned it to
the man.
Consolidated Gold Mining and Refining
Co. Doing Much Development
Work at Famous Camps
The following taken from the Pa
cific Mining Journal will be read with
interest by many local people who are
quite familiar with this well known
mining camp, located about twenty
miles from this city. ■
The camp of Blewett has been re
vived within the last year. F. S. Ear
nest from Spokane took a bond on the
Golden Eagle group a little over a
year ago and has operated the property
continuously ever since. An incorpo
ration known as the Consolidated Gold
Mines and Refining Co. Ltd., has
been organized by Mr. Earnest and
associates and they have paid of! the
bond and taken over the property in
the name of the company. They
have done extensive development work
and have over $200,000 worth of ore
blocked out. The average of this ore
is $12.00 per ton. They have also
found some very high grade ore that
runs as high as $1,000 per ton.
This property is equipped with a
six-stamp mill with amalgamating
plates and concentrating tables, also
with aerial trams, telephone system,
assay office and electric light plant.
The ore is not of a free milling na
ture as was first supposed. The com
pany has had a number of cyanide
tests made and have proven it to be
a cyaniding proposition, as 'tests made
show an extraction of from 87 per cent
to 93 per cent of the assay value. The
company has a 100-ton cyanide plant
under construction at the present wri
ting and expect to have it in operation
by the first of June.
The camp of Blewett is located on
the east side of the Cascade mountains,
on what is known as Peshastin creek,
which is twelve miles from Blewett
and 16 from Leavenworth, on a good
wagon road.
It is an old camp and has produced
in the neighborhood of J3,000,000,
but on account of crooked manipula
tion of some of the former promoters,
the camp has been practically aban
doned and the people who purchased
stock in the mines of the camp have
been the losers.
The Blenn property in this camp is
under bond to Jno. R. Magill, who
has about eight men working on an
ore body from three to four leet in
width, running $42 per ton, and is
operating with a mill leased from the
Consolidated Gold Mines and Refining
Advertised Letters
The following letters remain un
called for at the Leavenworth Post
office for the week ending Jan. 20, '13
Busby Calvin, Guild Bob, Johnson
F W, Lame Harry, Nicholson Floyd
D, Raney Clarence, Repsnider W,
Steady Nelson, Stay John, Tates C A,
Thompson (5) Oscar, Wilson John.
J C Davis, postmaster.
That the legislature provide for state
supervision of all moving pictures is
the recommendation made by the
prosecuting attorney ol Thunton
county in his report to Gov. Hay.
He says that most ol the children who
come before him for bad conduct ate
patrons of what he terms "dime
shows," and he thinks that all pictures
of crime should be eliminated.

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