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At the head of the famous Wenatchee Valley, "The home of the Big Red Apple." The higher up ihe valley you go, the Bigger and Redder the apples grow
Vol. 10. No. 7
City Council Arrived at This Decision
Tuesday Night—Have Not Yet
Made Appointment
When the ordinance (or the appoint
ment of a water and street commis
sioner came up on Tuesday evening it
was the subject of much debate.
While the ordinance calls for the ap
pointment of one man for both posi
tions it was the opinion of Councilman
Massie that an appointment should be
made for each position, as he believed
that there would be plenty to occupy
the time of both commissioners during
the summer months. Mr. Mischke
was on the floor by this time and said
that it would be a useless expense to
create two offices and he believed in
following the lines of economy as much
as possible, and if at any time the
water commissioner had more work
than he could attend to an assistant
could be appointed to work by the
the day as long as needed. Mr. Mas
sie then came back with the statement
that it was not his intention to put
the street commissioner on a regular
salary but he believed that the two
offices should not be combined, as the
streets would in all probability be
neglected. He further stated that in
view of the extensive improvements
on the streets planned for this year,
some one should be on hand all the
time to look after this work. The
rest of the council, however, concurred
with Mr. Mischke that one man should
be appointed for both positions, and
in spite of the protests of Mr. Massie
the ordinance was passed. The salary
was fixed at $100 a month, of which
amount $75 will be taken from the
water fund and $25 from the general
A petition from property owners on
Front and Commercial streets asking
that the alley between the two streets
be paved was presented but on ac
count of a lack of signatures, and the
paving trouble which is still in the
courts, it was strongly objected to by
Mr. Mischke. Mr. Massie favored
granting this request but the rest of
the council held Mr. Mischke's belief
and the petition was laid over for an
other week. The alley is in very bad
condition and it is believed that the
council will make some arrangement to
do this work at their next meeting.
A resolution and petition carrying
3i names from the residents on Whit
man street, asking that the street be
improved by grading and sidewalking,
was presented which was adopted and
the date of hearing protests set at
March 18. The new district will be
known as Improvement District No. 6.
In the report of the other Improve
ment districts made up by Attorney
Nelson and Engineer Cook, the city
attorney stated that Districts 2 and 3
are now ready to be advertised for bids.
District No. S which takes in Cascade
street will have to be readvertised and
the date of hearing has been set for
March 18.
Engineer Cook and Attorney Nelson
were instructed to negotiate with the
Lamb-Davis Lumber Co., and The
Washington Steel and Iron Co., in re
gard to acquiring a right-of-way for a
street from the Wenatchee river bridge
to connect with Commercial street.
L. R. Hart granted a right-of-way
thru his land on the south side of the
river for the city's pipe line under the
agreement that he might take water
from the same at a rate not to exceed
SI. 50 a month.
Mr. Steinfeldt was given permission
to operate a popcorn and peanut wagon
on the corner of Front and Ninth streets
for which he agreed to pay a license of
525.a year.
Remedy for "Money Trust"
Whether the Pujo committee, which
investigated the "Money Trust," will
get a report before Congress is a mat
ter of doubt in the minds of some
Washington correspondents. It does
not so much matter whether a report
TLhe Xeavenwortb ]Sc%-
is submitted, because the whole coun
try has followed the investigation, and
every man knows that there is a dan
gerous concentration of money and
credit Dower in New York. Students
of the question realize that this condi
tion is due to our antiquated banking
system, which permits the redepositing
of country bank reserves with the big
banks, and makes Stock Exchange se
curities the only liquid basis of credit.
The way to put an end to the danger
is by reforming the system which is at
Engineer L. B. Roberts, Formerly of this
City and Mrs. Del McCoy of Pe
shastin Die at Wenatchee
L. B. Roberts, the engineer who was
injured in a collision of freight trains
near Wenatchee on the 11th of Sep
tember, died in Wenatchee at at early
hour Monday morning. Mr. Roberts,
whose spinal column was supposed to
have been broken in the accident, has
lingered between life and death for the
past four months and undoubtedly suf
fered untold agonies. In spite of this
he made a valiant fight for life and
several weeks ago the attending phy
sician gave out the information that he
would recover but other complications
set in and his death had been expected
hourly for a week or more.
He was aged 39 years, 11 months
and 17 days. The deceased was a
member of the A. O. U. W., of
Rochester, Minnesota and also of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
of this city. The following engineers
acted as pall bearers: From Leaven
worth, A. B. Westcott, Mr. Clemmens,
Mr. McNulty. From Hillyard, Otto
Donaldson, Ed Anderson, Mr. Wagner.
The funeral services were held from
the Wenatchee Undertaking parlors in
Wenatchee Wednesday and were in
charge of Rev. Laurie of the Presby
terian church of Wenatchee and Rev.
Davis of this city.
Beside a wife he leaves a grown son
and daughter and two young children,
one being born since the accident in
September. The deceased's father,
mother and sister, who came out from
the east about two months ago are
still in Wenatchee.
Mrs. Dora Josephine McCoy, wife of
Delbert McCoy of Peshastin, died very
suddenly in Wenatchee Monday after
noon. She had apparently been in the
best of health until about ten days ago
when she became suddenly ill and on
advice of Dr. Judah was removed to
the Wenatchee hospital last Friday
where it was found that she was suf
fering from a very bad case of appen
dicitis. An operation occured Sunday
and she seemed in a fair way to re
covery until Monday afternoon when a
change came for the worse, death
coming about 5:30 that afternoon.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Mc-
Coy was 42 years, 4 months and ten
days old and with her husband had
been a resident of the upper Wenat
chee valley for nearly twenty years.
She formerly made her home in this
city, but for the past five years has re
sided in Peshastin where Mr. McCoy
has conducted a mercantile business.
She has a large circle of friends here
and in Peshastin and was also a popular
member of the Wenatchee Lodge of
the Eastern Star.
Besides a husband she leaves a
daughter, Madeline, to mourn her un
timely departure.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Davis from the Peshastin
church Wednesday afternoon after
which the remains were shipped to
Dayton, Wash., where they were laid
to rest by the side of her little son,
who was buried there years ago. In
this hour of grief the bereaved relatives
have the sympathy of the entire com
Among the claims of workingmen
from Chelan county allowed by the In
terstate Commission, this week Carl
Fritsche received $45 for the injury to
his left hand.
Leaven worth, Wash., Friday, February 21, 1913
Plans of Promoters are to Have Plant
in Operation this Summer—To
Contract for Cedar
According to a rumor about town
this week work on a big shingle mill
to be located at the foot of Lake We
natchee will begin within a few weeks.
Appleton & Carter are the promoters
of the new enterprise and from all ac
counts they have already secured a
site from the forestry department and
intend to have the mill in operation
some time in June.
Just what the size of the mill or its
capacity is to be is not known at this
time. Messrs. Carter and Applegate
have been up in the vicinity of Lake
Wenatchee for several days and their
return is looked for in a few days when
they will likely give out more definite
information. There are millions and
millions of feet of cedar near the lake,
and in the White river valley and our
informant states that from fifteen to
twenty million feet of timber will be
contracted for by the new company by
the time they begin the erection of
their plant. Most of the cedar which
lies at the head of the lake will be
floated down to the foot of the lake in
rafts. It is the plan of the promoters
to haul their finished product to the
railroad, a distance of about five miles,
with wagons where it will be loaded
into cars.
Messrs. Appleton and Carter are not
unknown to the people of Leaven
worth, the former having had charge
of the construction of the dam for the
Great Northern power house several
years ago. Mr. Carter only recently
resigned his position at the Great North-'
era power house where he was the chief
Forest Supervisor Sylvester states
that there is close to 30,000,000 feet
of timber in the Lake Wenatchee
country and it is his understanding
that the promoters of the mill intend
to put in a plant which will handle 3,
--000,000, feet each year. According
to this figure the output oi shingles
each year would be 30,000,000 or 1,
--200,000 bunches.
Arrived Last Friday—Ore From Ham
ilton, Wash. Machinery From
The smaller of the two steam ham
mers ordered for the steel mill arrived
last Friday. It has been on the way
from the east for some time and was
tied up in the snow blockade in the
Rockies. The hammer constituted a
car load, there being little else in the
car beside the hammer. The anvil
weighs practically 8,000 pounds and
the hammer 12,000. The large ham
mer which weighs more than twice as
much has not yet been shipped.
Manager Rothert says he has found
it necessary to build a hammer house
adjoining the main building on the
south side, work on which will begin
The first car of ore arrived last week
and was unloaded in the storage bins.
It comes from Hamilton, Washington,
a short distance north of Everett, and
is practically of the same class of ore
as that at Blewett, the company hav
ing secured control of it the past sum
mer. More of it will be coming in
soon and the storage bins filled:
The excavation for the large fur
nace, in the main building, is com
plete and work on the foundation will
soon begin. The brick for the founda
tion and fire brick for lining the fur
naces are on the ground. Some
change in the pump which will supply
the water for the boilers was made the
past week.
John Larue, switchman at Wenat
chee, was in the city Tuesday arrang
ing for the pall bearers for the funeral
of L. B. Roberts, which occured Wed
nesday morning at 10 o'clock.
Cost of a Burial
Two years ago James Connors, r.n
unknown and friendless hod carrier,
was found dead in East St. Louis. He
died possessing a certificate of deposit
for $1,526.25. The undertaker who
buried Connors brought suit for his
bill. Here is the bill:
For casket, $600; for outside cedar
box, $100; for flowers, $35; for 19
carriages, $108; $12 for a hearse and
$10 for a horse nei. Incidentals and
morgue fees brought the total amount
to $1,122.
The judge of the court refused to
allow the bill, and has just set a time
for hearing testimony as to the cor
rectness of the charge.
Were all undertakers possessed of a
set of nerves similar to this one's the
craft would soon face starvation, be
cause so few of us could afford to die.
Marshall Bohnsack Receives Letter From
Anxious Father Who Wishes to
Know Whereabouts of Boy
Chief of Police Bohnsack is in re
ceipt of a letter this week from C. Kyle
of New York asking him to assist in
the locating of his son C. R. Kyle who
is known to have been in this vicinity
quite recently. The Marshal has been
making numerous inquiries but has
as yet been unable to find any trace
of the man and it is believed that he
left the country. Mr. Bohnsack re
cently wrote the father and received
the following reply:
New York, N. Y.
Feb. IS, '13
J. H. Bohnsack:
Dear Sir: Yours, Dec. 17,
informing me you could find nothing
out about my son, C. R. Kyle, re
ceived duly: I wrote as suggested to
Dryden and to-day am in receipt of
returned letter from there with the
word Dryden crossed out and
Leavenworth put in instead in pen
cil. lam now begging you kindly to
make further inquiries about him. The
addresses he gave me at Leavenworth
were "Kenyon Ranch, Lock box 492"
and also "box 22" at another time
He is 46 years old, was in 11th Regi
ment U. S. volunteers, cavalry, Philip
pines, and honorably mustered out.
It is a great distress to me not to
know his whereabouts. I would ask
you kindly to avail yourself of the re
sources of your office in this matter,
also, any other agency that you can
think of. Possibly some detective
agency, it might be well to try. Any ex
pense incurred will be promptly repaid.
Thanking you for your kind letter of
Dec. 17th and assuring that any ex
pense will be cheerfully refunded.
Yours Very Truly,
C. Kyle
228 W. 10S, New York
Virginia Apples at Wenatchee
An exhibit of apples in the window
of Wells & Morris, Wenatchee, may
not be as fine as many previous dis
plays of fruit at the same place, but
none have ever caused fruit growers
to "sit up and take notice" as this one
does. The apples were not even
grown in this valley. In fact, that is
why they draw so much attention.
The fruit was sent by John A. Gellatly
from Baltimore and the samples are
Virginia grown apples. They show
conclusively that Wenatchee fancy and
C grade apples are in direct competi
tion with eastern grown apples. They
show conclusively that Wenatchee
fancy and C grade apples are in direct
competition with eastern grown apples
of superior quality. The most striking
thing about the exhibit is the color of
the fruit. It is impossible to put more
color on fruit than oiie can see on
these Virginia Winesaps, Rome Beau
ties, Jonathans, Ben Davis, Northern
Spy, York Imperial and American
Beauty. They are not large, but are
of the favorite four-tier size.
Prospectors Coming Here Every Week-
Can Not Always Find Sleeping
We have frequently called attention
:to the need of a hotel and additional
sleeping accommodations in the past
few weeks. Lacking the gift of pro
phetic vision we can not but see
with unerring certainty the necessity
for a good hotel and additional sleeD
ing accommodatrons as well as addi
tional rent houses and some business
houses. It will make no difference
whether we want the town to grow or
not, it is going to grow in spite of all
| you or any one else can do to stop it,
and we must have more houses before
the summer is over. Inside of forty
eight hours we could rent twenty-five
three, four and five room houses. We
i do not want any boom, and will oppose
| anything of the kind, but we do want
j to see a good, strong, healthy growth,
! and promise to do all we can to pro
mote it. We want people to come
here to build homes, to cultivate our
i unoccupied lands and make them pro
R. E. Miller, from Portland, repre
senting a cream separator company,
called at this office Wednesday after
noon and in the course of his remarks
said, "Say, this town must be going
some. When I got in here last night
at 2 o'clock I had an awful time finding
a place to sleep. I have been all over
the state and never before found a
place so crowded as this is. What's
the matter ? Is the town on a boom ?"
This is the second time within the
past week that the necessity for more
hotel and sleeping accommodations
has been brought to the attention of
The Echo. Every year for the past
eight years this same cry has gone up,
but this spring it is more insistent and
longer and louder than ever before.
Every summer for the past eight years
from twenty-five to fifty rent houses
have been erected and every following
spring the same cry for more houses
has gone up. Yesterday a lady came
into the office looking for a four or five
room house, saying the family had
moved here from Everett where she
said they left their home, and that
houses of four and five rooms rented
for from 88 to 812 per month. Here
they want 815 and 820 per month for
houses not as well built and furnished
with fewer conveniences." The edi
tor of The Echo suggested that the
reason for this lay in the fact that the
people of Everett and other towns
come here to get employment which
makes vacant houses there and creates
a demand here.
Record Kept by Forestry Department
Shows That 111 Inches of Snow
Has Fallen Thus Far this Year
According to a record kept by Mr.
Springer at the Forestry Departments
offices on Commercial street, just 9
feet and three inches of snow has fallen
so far this year. During the month of
January which saw the hsaviest fall,
the records show 3 feet IOJ2 inches.
From all over the state reports come
in of a heavier snow fall than in pre
vious years and from a report sent out
by the Weather bureau it has been
greater than at any time in the last
fourteen years.
During the month of January 230
inches or 19 feet and 2 inches was the
snowfall at Cascade Tunnel and from
railroad men !t is learned that there is
still from fifteen to eighteen feet on a
level which is expected to cause some
serious trouble in that locality when
the spring thaw sets in. At Blewett
the fall was 68 inches during the
month of January.
Everybody else takes the Echo. Do
you ?
$1.50 Per Year
Saturday is Holiday
Tomorrow will mtrk the 181 st an
niversary of the birth of George Wash
ington in Virginia in the year 1732.
The event is a national holiday in this
state but it is not likely that it will be
observed by anyone excepting the
banks. There are but five national
I legal holidays, New Years Days, Mem
| orial Day; Fourth of July, Thanksgiving
i and Christmas.
Atty. Gray of Spokane Goes to Oh/mpia
to Represent Interests of Eastern
Washington in Game Measure
Local sportsmen are not in favor
of the enactment of the Collins fish
and game bill known as substitute sen
ate bill No. 8, which has passed the
senate. According to Game Warden
Scheble the Chelan County Game and
Fish Protective association is unani
mously opposed to this bill and be
lieye it vicious in its provisions.
Sportsmen say the Collins bill pro
vides for the appointment by the gov
ernor of a state game and fish commis
sion of three members, two of whom
shall be residents of counties west of
the range and one east of the range;
that this commission is to appoint a
state game warden who shall reside on
the east side, and that the governor
may name a deputy game warden for
each county. In this respect, they
maintain the bill makes not only pos
sible but probable, the building of a
huge political machine by the govern
or, and is therefore antagonistic to the
best interests of the preservation and
protection of game.
Control of the fish and game is ta
ken away from the counties and lodged
with the state commission. The bill
requires that all moneys paid for hunt
ing licenses shall be remitted quarterly
by the county treasurer to the state
treasurer; 25 per cent of this amount
is to be immediately available to the
state game commission for the pay
ment of salaries and expenses and the
remaining 75 per cent may be spent
in the counties in which the licenses
have been issued. It is not manda
tory that this shall be done, and there
is no assurance that it will be done.
The sportsmen gave their endorse
ment to house bill No. 404, intro
duced by the committee on game and
fish, and asked the members of the
house from Yakima county to support
it and do their utmost to kill the Col
lins bill. Bill No. 404 makes the
board of county commissioners a game
commission, with power to control the
expenditure of money paid in for hunt
ing licenses, and authorizes the ap
pointment of a county game warden,
with the authority of a deputy sheriff.
In this respect it is an improvement
over the present law. Now the game
warden has to secure from the sheriff
authority to make an arrest. The
house bill strengthens the present law
in other important respects.
The bill agreed upon makes a sep
arate game season from that of the
west side. Attorney A. G. Gray of
Spokane, left for the state capital to
day to represent the interests of east
ern Washington in the game measure
which comes up this week.
Van de Grift Sued by Railroad
The Great Northern Railway on Mon
day filed summons and complaint
against P. W. Van de Grift. The de
fendant is charged with acknowledging
trespass on railroad land and cutting
70,-188 feet of yellow pine at $1.50 a
thousand, but he refuses to pay the
9110. The suit is brought to get
judgement for that amount. The land
is situated on what is known as the
little Chumstick.
Election of School Director Next Tuesday
Notices for the annual school elec
tion which will be held next Tuesday
were posted this week. One director
is to be elected, G. W. Hathaway's
term expiring on that date. It is un
derstood that he will be a candidate
for re-election.

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