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STATE INDUSTRIAL NEWS
Items of Interest on Many Subjects from
Every Part of Washington
Olympia, Wash., Dec. 21. —"Prac-
tical economy will be the order of the
day at the coming session of the legis
lature," says Lieut. Gov. Hart.
Bellingham — the Blcedel-Donovan
mills have foreign orders for lumber to
keep 1,000 men busy from Jan. Ist on.
The legislature will make an effort
to curb the activities of the numerous
Chehalis is planning for a big fruit
and vegetable cannery.
Walla Walla —County commissioners
orderd the courthouse torn down and
a new one to cost $150,000.
Stevens county took first prize for
selling the most Inland Empire man
Aberdeen has established a munici
Swan Widlon and Johan Magussen
have bought the Ruth hotel at Ana
Spokane Chamber of Commerce is
sendine unemployed to Inland Empire
Vashon Island —to make this an
ideal territory is the ambition of Ira H.
Chase, new publisher of the News-
Chris. Hansen, Chinook, took 95
barrels of cranberries off H of an acre
and sold for 89 per barrel.
The Colville Examiner has some big
mineral discoveries that occupy col
umns of space.
Puyallup —H. N. Stillman & Son of
Tacoma have opened a Sheet Metal
Sumner —Standard Oil Co. bought
Stevenson sawmill plant and will erect
a distributing plant
Contractor T. P. Blauvelt has put in
a plant to manufacture cement brick at
Toppenish wants a fruit by-products
factory, but the Review warns against
repetition of the condensery fiasco.
Winona —Packing plant here pack
ing 100 hogs for home market.
Mr. Curtis of Snohotnish is organiz
ing a creamery at Granite Falls.
The Olympia cannery increased its
pack thirty percent this year.
Chehalis — County Uxes will be
8200,000 less than 1914.
Lumber orders for shipment after
January 1 are growing heavier.
Yakima county will build a micadaru
highway to the plant of the Pacific
Power & Light Co., at the Naches.
The Washington Power Co., will
contest reduced rates on lighting Mos-!
State auditor shows over ten millions ■
uncollected taxes for years 1908 to I
The Page, McKenny & Co , a Wash
ington firm, have a 840,000 wiring
contract for a Portland skyscraper.
Tacoma —Old Princess theatre to j
give place to a new 830,000 theatre.
Puyallup —A grandstand to seat 3,
--000 to be erected at the fair grounds.
Washington taxes for 1914 were
831.44 per capita. A fight is on to
cut this one-third.
Chewelah —Chas. Thomas is laying
three carloads of concrete tiles.
Tacoma—An item of 8500,000 is
asked of congress for an emigrant
Davenport —Contract for better light
ing system is up with the Washington
Spokane —Chamber of Commerce is
getting up big ruining exhibits for Pan
Union Pacific officials have let a con
The PALACE STORE
A Merry Christmas and
Prosperous INew Year
with the dawn of this morning, nineteen hundred and four
teen years ago, came the world's most sacred holiday, the
day of cheer and goodness. More than nineteen hundred
years ago was born the babe that first brought that infinite
and cherished goodness, and it is his birth we celebrate.
So, on this wonderful day we take opportunity to greet our
many friends, wishing them a Merry Christmas and a
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
The Palace Store
S. A. Murray, Prop. Leavenworth, Wash.
tract for filling in an abandoned tunnel.
Touchet —A state bank has been
orgjnized with some Walla Walla
Chewelah —United Copper mine has
put in new machinery to increase ca
pacity of plant.
Centralia—New ban* with 8100,000
AN EFFECTIVE METHOD TO
KEEP MICE AWAY EROM TREES
Every Orchardist Should See That His
Trees are Protected during the
With the coming of winter and the
possibilities of deep snow we should
immediately turn our attention to the
protection of young trees from the
ravages of the field mice.
The work of this little animal is the
greatest in hard winters with deep snow
and the results are many times not de
tected until we begin spring work in
our orchards. They gnaw the bark
and often girdle the trunk just at the
surface of the ground and make bridge
grafting necessary to save the life of a
A clean, tidy place harbors few mice
and so it should be with orchards
See to it that tall grass, weeds, and
other annual growths which become
lodged about the trunks of trees are
removed. They make an excellent
harbor in which these little animals like
to spend the winters.
Cover crops are inducive to the
habitation of mice, especially clover and
alfalfa, where they are sown in solid
"blocks throughout the orchard and al
lowed to grow to a considerable height.
A good plan is to mow down the dead
stalks for three or four feet around the
base and rake it back,, leaving the
ground clean next to the tree. After
the first snow falls, tramp firmly close
about the trees, thus compacting the
grass so mice cannot find shelter under
neath. Another plan that works well
where mice are numerous and liable to
do damage is to mound up earth around
the body of the trees to the height of
six to ten incnes. This should be re
moved in. the spring after all danger of
attack is passed.
Border fences of rocks, shrubbery
and hedges are excellent harbors for
mice. Here they can find shelter and
a safe breeding place. The only
method to pursue in this case is to plan
for their destruction by the use of
poisons or repellent washes put on the
trunks of the trees.
Methods of Dmtriirtlon
1. Wash the trees with some per
sistent substance in which is placed
Paris green. Maynard recommends
the use of Portland cement the con
sistency of common paint for holding
the poison and applying to trunks of
trees wtth a stiff brush.
2. Strychnine is the most satisfac
tory poison for field mice. Although a
deadly poison and dreaded by many
people, yet with the proper caution it
can be safely used. Various baits can
be used with it, such as wheat, corn
meal, oatmeal and bran. The bait
should be soaked over night in a poison
syrup which may be prepared as fol
Dissolve an ounce of strychnia sul
phate in a pint of boiling water, add a
pint of thick molasses syrup and stir
thoroughly. A few drops of oil of anise
may be added to scent the syrup.
While hot pour over one-half bushei of
onp of the above mentioned baits and
mix thoroughly. If too wet, add a
Cbe 2,cavcnwortb Jgcbo*
little more of the dry material to take
up excessive moisture. If not wet
enough, add warm water until the mix
ture is all wet. There should be mois
ture enough to wet every particle and
yet not enough to make sloppy and
cause dripping. Let the poisoned bait
stand over night then apply in small
bits with a spoon or small paddle in
obscure, sheltered places where the
farm animals and birds cannot get it,
because of the danger of poisoning
them. C. B. Sprague,
Yes, He Was In.
The collectui was after a dendbvat.
and there were rumors thnt he was
In more serious trouble even tliiin ow
Ing dehts The collector whs told to
get after Mm tit onre und run him
down before anybody else got hold ol
Him So he chose a time of day when
the deadbent would he moat likely to
be nt home mill went to his house and
rang the hell. The man's wife came to
the door. "Your hiisbiind Is In?" be
snld sternly - he made a statement
rather than a question of It. She look
ed scared nnd answered. "V yes, sir."
"I want to see him lit once." be went
on, very severely. "Why, you can't
see him." she answered "lie's in. nnd
yet I can't see him? I'd like to know
why I emit!" "Because he's In for
six months:" she sobbed, and shut the
door In his face.-Argonaut.
"I do not wish for cash." Bald he.
"An heiress has no chaiins for me,"
He married wisely, 1 aver—
His wife's ma Is a milliner .
Her father, on the other hand.
Makes ladles' clothes to beat the band.
—Milwaukee Free Press.
Taking a Chance.
He—Will you marry me?
. She—Not to snve your life.
-Good. You have saved my life
l>y refusing. Thompson bet me a hat
you would marry any Hint) who asked
you, and I won. If you had accepted
I would have lost both ways.—Rich
To assuage an extravagant pain
He severed his jugular vein.
Said his wife, with a scream: " ;
" 'Tis a measure extreme!
I trust you won't do that again!"
—New York Evening Sun.
Could Be Bought.
Housekeeper - Well, sir, what do yon
Tramp—rieuse, mum, 1 feel a lit com
in* on. and I'll go somewhere else and
have it IV the small sum of a dime.—
New York Weekly.
If, when you guess a woman's age, *
You add some to her years ■■
You'll know she's boiling o'er with rag*
When she sheds scalding tears
Ethel- Oh. Jack, hp careful tonight
Papa's brought home a bulldog -'
.Inrl; That's nil light. The dog used
10 In-long to me. and I got the dealer
to sell him to your father.—Buffalo
press. "'■■*. iV
Ho« clever are the Sherman's trlckal
!!f- knows exactly what In do
He never calls a "six" n "nix."
But tells the lady It's a "two "
-Detroit Prep PreM.
No law In Russia can come into
ITi-ct without the approval ot the
mum .■in elected body ot rcprcseutu
nyi«< Hnd the council of the emplw.
nr.'iiintitMl by the emperor
i Just So.
',!><> ton think that marriage is a
lottery?' ,«. V
"Can i say I do Still, everybody
ivli i ii,;itries takes a chance"-Kansas
; 'fliftii'ii* Is many gathered rnlsrrlraln
A More or Less Dry Remark.
"I re invented ii hunt made entirely
of cork "
"Who will man If.''
"(Hi I urn the corks crew."— Phila
Without h:in«er danger ciiiinut be
• urruoiinted -rnblir>» .Sv'iz.
If you want a
a nice box of
or a good
Drop in at
When calling for the above please
; say "advertised."
Anson B. Cabell, Charley Miles, M.
Wardle, Mrs. Hyout Peterson, AH. J.
Peterson, Richard Banet, Hugh Boyd
Frank Burrows, Claude H. Albert,
Dean Baldwin, Geo. Rasmussen.
G. A. Hamilton, Postmaster.
The library is open every Wednes
day and Saturday afternoon from three
to five o'clock.
T. J. Brown night hostler at the
roundhouse was badly scalded Wednes
day morning. It appears that he
opened the door of the firebox when a
burst of flame came out striking him
him in the face. His burns were
dressed by Dr. Hoxsey who says it will
be a month or more before he will be
able to return to work.
Roy Bates came down from Wenat
chee lake yesterday. He says every
thing on the lake has been quiet the
past few weeks, but everybody on the
lake and in the White river valley are
looking for the usual big time at the
Lake View hotel.
Mr. L. F. Bullis and his sister, Miss
Clela, left on No. 1 yesterday for Seat
tle where they intend to spend Christ
Dr. Hoxsey reports the birth of a
girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. O.
Canady Thursday morning.
Don't forget the Animal Pictures at
the Grand Theater today. 51*
My Christmas liusi
ness was good.
I thank you
"There's a Reason"
We Do Printing
of every kind at the Echo office.
Keep this in mind when next
you want something in our line.
We do the kind of printing
That Attracts Attention
We can print anything from a
1 visiting card to a book or double
sheet poster. The best equipped
plant in Central Washington.
And the Price is Right
jfriday December 25 1914
At this season of the year you are so apt to eat
too much of the wrong thing and become sick that it
is well to have a DRUG store in mind.
Remember our Drug Store and Remember what
our little Druggist has written on the wall above.
Wheeler's City Drug Store
We Give You What You Ask For
Rexall Agency A. D. S. Agency.
May Your Christmas
Fill Your Heart's Desire
Is our sincere wish. The Old Reli
able Leavenworth Market will do
business at the same place every day
during 1915. We guaranteee the
' same . square deal in the future that
we have given in the past. * -
The Leavenworth Market
Charles Eckhardt, Manager