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Vol. 17, No. 20
ORGANIZING THt YOUTH OF THE
UND IN AN INDUSTRIAL ARMY
From lfi to 21 Eligible to the Reserve
—from 13 to 16 in the Junior
Boys, you are called!
Boys in school, in the industries,
on the farms, can do their share
towards wininng the war.
To unify and direct the boys of the
State is the object of the U. S. Boys
Working Reserve and the Junior
Boys' Working reserve and the Jun
ior Boys' Reserve which is just being
organized throughout Washington
by State Director Robert Moran and
State Manager Frank G. Moran, with
headquarters in the Arcade Building
This movement is auxiliary to the
United States Public Service Reserve,
of which Robert Moran likewise is
State Director and Prank G. Moran,
manager the latter having made spe
cial study of boys and their welfare as
head amster of the widely known Mor
an School on Bainbridge Island across
from Seattle, and leader in the Con
gress of youth, held in Seattle last
year. The Congress of Youth is to
lip held again this year as a feature
of the Boys' Reserve organization.
In every County in Washington,
boys will have an opportunity to en
roll in the Reserve and exert their
combined strength for the public
good, under competent direction, ac
cording to the plan worked out by
Boys from 16 to 21 will be eligible
for membership in the reserve and
from the 13th to 16th birthday, in
the Junior Reserve. Director Moran
"A boy who maintains a war gar
den, helps his father on the farm,
gives his services to a patriotic or
ganization like the Liberty Loan,
Thrift Stamp, Red Cross, Food Ad
ministration, or a boy who applies
himself to his school work in the
spirit of patriotic service, by com
pleting that much earlier his training,
will be considered just as patriotic as
the boy who works in our industries
on our fruit lands, or in our wheat
fields, at a stipulated salary. The
'working' feature of the Reserve will
be to pledge every boy who enrolls
conscienciouely to plan with purpose
all his time, winter as well as sum
mer, to the end that there shall be
no loafing or lack of direction to the
utilization of the energy and power
of the boy to help the nation.
The Five Purposes of the Reserve are:
I.—To present to the boy of the
State of Washington his responsibi
lity in the face of the present Nation
al and world-wide crisis.
2.—To arouse a renewed, pure pa
triotism and love for Country.
3.—To fix the high ideals of youth
for clean speech, clean thought, clean
act, through inspiration and leader
ship and thus set a moral stamina
for our youth for fit preparedness.
4.—To set before the boy in a pro
per light some of the social and indus
trial difficulties facing us as a nation.
5. —To harness the adolescent boy
power of the state for a profitable
utilization of his energies and time,
whether at school or at work—winter,
spring, fall and summer.
"Any boy can enroll by filing out
an enrollment card; obtaining the
consent of his parent, take the 'Oath
of Service,' and he then receives a
certificate and an enrollment badge."
There are Three Recognitions for
Ist—Agricultural Unit. When a
boy assures the authorities that he
has spent six weeks of conscientious
and satisfactory service on the farm,
or on our great fruit lands, he is pre
sented with a Federal badge, bearing
the great seal of the United States
if he has been enrolled in the U. S.
Boys' Working Reserve. If in the
Junior Boys' Reserve he will receive
a proper similar recognition, but not
the Federal badge.
2nd.—The Industrial Unit. If he
works in an Industry essential to help
win the war, and after having served
ten weeks subsequent to enrolling in
conscientious and satisfactory work,
he is similarly rewarded as is the boy
in the Agricultural Unit.
3rd.—The Vocational Unit. The
Reserve recommends that all boys
who are at school remain there and
use their time in preparation. The
boy who thus prepares himself and
trains himself is recognized with a
The State Congress of Youth will
hi ;i training center for boys.
The fir*! UMlan will be for tiain-
Zlbe Xeavenwortb Bcbo
WE SENT OUR YOUNG MEN TO THE FIRST LINE TO BATTLE FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD.
THE RED CROSS NOW NEEDS OUR DOLLARS TO BACK UP THAT LINE. WHO DARES REFUSE TOGIVE THEM?
ing 150 adults who will give leader
ship to boys under the reserve.
"The second session will be for one
hundred and fifty carefully chosen
boys, sixteen to nineteen years of
"The third session for one hundred
and fifty boys fifteen years of age,
and the fourth for one hundred and
fifty boys thirteen and fourteen years
JAS. McEVOY DIED MONDAY.
Lacking ten days of reaching the
alloted three score and ten, James
McEvoy breathed his last at the home
of his brother-in-law, Nelson For
syth, in the Nason creek valley, and
was brought to Leavenworth and
buried in the Leavenworth cemetery
Wednesday morning, following ser
vices in the Catholic church.
It was our pleasure to know Mr. Mc-
Evoy and from an acquaintance that
extended over ten or twelve years we
can say he was a man in every sense
of the word. Just, honest and never
spoke a harmful word about his fel
low man. Industrious and frugal,
but generous to a fault. He was bom
in Ireland, to which land he made a
visit of a year some six years ago.
SENATOR POINDEXTER'S BILL TO
PREVENT RAILROADS FROM
Stifling Water Transportation—Rail
roads Destroyed Boat Lines, then
Themselves Broke Down.
Washington, D. C. May 14, 1918.—
A concerted and determined effort
to secure at this session of Congress
legislation to prevent discrimination
in railriad freight rates which op
erate to stifle water transportation
competition, bath coastwise and in
land, is well under way in Washing
ton under the direction of a combi
nation of commercial and shipping
clubs and several of the state rail
road commissions and the indications
are that the Poindexter Bill, which
is designed to remedy existing con
ditions, will shortly be favorably re
ported to the Senate.
Members of The Intermediate Rate
Asociation, under which the commer
cial and shipping clubs and railroad
commissions have organized to urge
this legislation, recently presented a
wealth of facts and figures before
the Poindexter subcommittee of the
Senate Committee on Interstate Com
merce and the House Committee on
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
which clearly demonstrated that the
present system of Discriminatory
rate making as between long and
short hauls and especially as between
inland points and seaboard and river
points has been responsible for the
present deplorable lack of water
The Director General of Railroads
is understood to entertain the opin
ion that the present rates to the
Pacific Coast and many of the Mis
sissippi, Missouri and Ohio River
parts are discriminatory and made
at the expense of inland shipping
points with the sole view to lis
couraging water transportation. The
Director General is expected to take
some action in the near fuat.ro to
stop this practice during the period
in which the railroads are under
Federal control. The Poindextcr bill
would not only stop this discrimina
tory rate-makeng now, but would pre
vent a return to the practice after
The Government is very desirous
te the present time of inducing capi
tal to invest in water transportation
lines, both river and coastwise, but
considerably hesitancy as to the
future exists. Unless some such
legislation as is proposed in the Poin
dexter bill is enacted, thus forcing
the railroads into fair competition
with water transportation lines, it is
very likely that capital will continue
to view with suspicion any such
Legislation has been sought for
years to curb this unfair competition
which has practically wiped out water
transportation along our coasts and
upon our rivers but the railroads have
been sufficiently powerful and influ
ential to prevent this enactment.
Members of both Senate and House
are rapidly coming to a realization
that the Poindexter bill is more than
a mere rate measure; thtat it is a
war measure of the highest import
ance because of the posibilities it con
tains for the rejuvenation of the great
avenues of water transpotation.
LEAVENWORTH, WASH., FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918
JUST ONE DAY'S EARNINGS FROM
EVERY ABLEBODIED PERSON.
Will You Give One Day's Work to Relieve Suffering
and Misery During 1918?
That seems a small amount to ask for but if all will
give this amount the Red Cross will be amply provided
Let this be the minimum amount you resolve to give.
Give as much rnqre as your circumstances will permit.
Read the advertisements of the Leavenworth business
men. With few exceptions they have devoted time and
advertising space to promote the welfare and prosperity
of the greatest Humanitarian Organization in this sin
ful old world.
The Drive for Funds Begins Next Monday and Lasts
A regular meeting of the council
was called to order by Mayor Irwin
Tuesday evening and the folowing
councilmen answered present: Block
sedge, Daly, Pipkin and Wunder.
After the minutes for the last
regular and special meeting were read
and approved the usual grist of bills
were read and allowed.
The clerk read a communication
from S. L. Americus regarding a
claim of C. F. Clark for Wages due
him by the city for services as
special policeman. The clerk was
instructed to write Americus that
there was an assignment on file with
the city for $33, the only claim ever
presented by Clark.
A communication from A. N. Pear
son, attorney for Piperno, asking for
settlement of a claim of $50 for ex
pense incurred by Piperno on account
of Piperno's girl falling on an icy
pavement. The Clerk was instructed
to notify Mr. Pearson that the claim
The bond of J. C. Davis as police
judge was accepted and placed on
Ordinance 185 regarding the duties
of the chief of police and increasing
his salary was read a second time and
The chief of police was instructed
to notify all persons that obstructions
in alleys must be removed.
The request of Jas. Ainge that the
street on which his property fronts
be opened was referred to the Street
and Alley committee with instruc
tions to report on same at the next
meeting of the council.
. Following, are the bills allowed:
Trick & Murray, License tags
and plates $ 11.55
F. T. Motteler, coal to City hall 38.35
N. B. Day, flowers and flag to
city hall 13.00
Burroughs Add. Much. Co. in
spection charge 5.00
Mutual Merc. Co., suplies .., 1.72
T. C. Yocum, street work and
park labor 15.00
J. B. Bowers, fixing hose 2.00
T. L. & W. Co. street lights and
Cascade Garage, auto supplies.. 4.06
Volunteer Fireman, Davis ca11.... 10.00
FLOCKMASTERS AND SHEEP
W. A. McGuffie, from Yakima,
two flocks of sheep, Wm. Knox, Pros
ser, one flock and Benn Agor, Yaki
ma, one flock, all brought in over the
Great Northern, arrived this week.
S. O. Stewart is here and says he
will have his sheep here soon.
The forestry office this week re
ceived a car load of telephone poles
that will be used in building and ex
tending the Chumstick line.
While here Wednesday Mr. Frank
Wingate, one of the successful and
prosperous fruit growers of the Pe
shastin valley, remarked to a repre
sentative of this paper that investiga
tion led him to Believe that the We
natchee valley would have one of the
heaviest crops of fruit ever grown,
at leant the trees in the upper valey
indicated as much.
AUTO ACCIDENT YESTERDAY
J. E. Shubert's auto went off the
grade on the Peshastin road a mile
and a half east of» town yesterday
afternoon between 4:.30 and 5 o'clock.
In the car were Miss Daisy Mclntosh,
Miss Gail Gilbert and Hother Shubert.
From the information given Miss Mc
lntosh was at the wheel and in some
way the car went over the grade
just beyond the Icicle Ditch Co.'s
spillway. The car turned over several
times throwing the occupants out.
Fortunately none of them received
seiious injury. Miss Mclntosh had
a rib fractured and was otherwise
bruised. Young Shubert escaped
with bruises of a painful nature. Miw.s
Gilbert escaped without injury. The
car was badely wrecked, say those
who viewed the wreck. Young Shu
bert's father is in Wenatchee. Dr.
Hoxey attended the injured and says
they had a miraculous escape from
Frances Anderson Reynolds was
born near Salem, in Jay County, In
diana, Oct. 23rd, 1867. He was the
second son of George E. and Josc
pine Reynolds. He was reared a
farmer in early life.
He entered into active business at
an early age in which he continued
for several years near his birthplace.
He was united in marriage to Anna
E. Hastings of Fort Recovery, Ohio,
Sept. 17th, 1899, they making that
their home until 1903, when he with
his family including their two
daughters came to the northwest and
located at Nason Creek, Washington,
near Leavenworth, where he resided
for a period of seven years, after
which time he with his family came
to Leavenworth, at which plqfe they
continued their residence until his
He departed from thtis life on the
10th day of May, 1918 at the age of
50 years, 6 months, and 17 days.
He leaves behind a wife Anna E.
Reynolds, their two daughters, Vivian
and Mary and four sons, Austin, Wil
liam, George and Edward. He also
leaves behind three brothers and two
sisters, all of whom reside in Indiana,
except Day Reynolds, whose home is
at Cover d' Alene, Idaho.
"THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR."
The play presented under the aoove
name by the members of the public
school faculty is to be repeated at
Camp Lewis next Friday, May 24th.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Preach
ing at 11. Epworth League in the
evening at 7 o'clock and preaching
at 8 o'clock. Prayer meeting every
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. We
will be pleased to meet you at any
and all of these services.
F. L. MOORE, Pastor.
Day Reynolds who was associated in
business here with his brother Frank
up to about two years ago and who
has since resided at Cover de Alcne
Idaho is here this week transacting
business. He is at present engaged
in the insurance business, but rxncct.s
o locate in Seattle in the near future.
"A ROUND, UNVARNISHED TALE"
Mr. I . J. Brownlow called on the
Echo one day the past week to say
that he objected to this paper saying
last week that he refused to buy a
| Liberty bond. Asked if he had bought
a liberty bond, he said he had not.
Asked if he had been requested to
buy one, he said he had. In the light
of these admitted facts we here as
sert that out of his own mouth he
convicted himself of having refused
to buy a Liberty bond. He also said
he would have bought a bond but he
was not able to pay for it. There
are Liberty bonds as small as FIVE
DOLLARS, that can be paid for in
installments of 25 cents. Mr.
Brownlow will' hardly claim that he
could not afford to buy one or more
of these. The man who will not
buy one or the other of these, under
present circumstances, when the very
existence of our government is threat
ened,, does not believe in the perpet
uation of this government, and is
therefore not a good citizen. There
is no escaping this conclusion.
The statement that Mr. Brownlow
was dismissed from service was made
on the authority of the manager of
the Cash Store.
The Echo bears Mr. Brownlow no
ill will, and there was no intention
to do him an injury.
To buy Liberty bonds is considered
news worth printing and we have
printed the names of all bond pur
chasers. The fact that some people
do not buy Liberty bonds is also con
sidered news worth printing by the
publisher of this paper, and he will
continue to print the news, "let the
chips fall where they may." Mr.
Brownlow had a perfect right to re
fuse to purchase a Liberty bond. Do
ing so is as much a matter of judg
ment as duty.
IF YOU RECEIVE A MESSAGE YOUR
BOY HAS BEEN DISCHARGED
It is quit'-1 likely a Swindle?—Do Not
Send Money He Aslrs for With
A new form of swindling has de
veloped Scoundrels tend telegian'>;
to parents of itoldkri asking for
money to come home on, that they
have been discharged and want to
come home at once, and fov you to
send the $75 or $100 quick, waiving
identification, as they do n'*t know
anyone and can not hay? the check,
(wired or mailed) cashed without
identification. Always insist on hav
ing a verification from the command
ing officer where your boy is station
ed, either by wire or letter.
OUR MARINES IN FRANCE GET
The Germans, terrorized by their
maniacal fighting, have dubbed these
Americans, "Devil Dogs."
But the French who have come into
contact with the Marines refer to
them "as the millionaire soldiers,"
due to the fact that Marines are con
stantly dividing their pay with the
French women and children who need
help. In many instances Marines
have been known to give up their en
tire month"s pay to purchase food
for destitute French families.
And the Marines are proud of both
10,000 YAKIMA SHEEP FOR
W. A. McGuffie and the firm of
Butler & Knox today are shipping
about 10,000 head of Yakima sheep
to the summer ranges in the Leaven
One shipment of 21 cars goes from
Sunnysid'! Bn-J 8 to 10 earl no from
Kiona, both over the Northern Paci
Mr. E. L. Tucker an old time en
gineer on the G. N. for some months
stationed at Tye, and drawing 250
per for directing the juice on one of
the electric motors that hauls trains
thj-u the big hole in the Cascades,
slid down the mountain yesterday
with a grip full of spondoolicks. He
s-ays since the state has gone dry
there is no way of separating him
self from the coin of the realm where
he was and he came here to open an
account with the bank.
Mr. H. I. Loving, District Fiscal
Agent, Mr. L. A. Wilson, Logging
Engineer, and Mr. C. M. Allen, Tele
phone Engineer, ajl from the district
office at Portland, were visitors at
the local forestry office this week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Lingley left
Thursday afternoon for Wenatrh.ee
to attend the Yoeman's lodge.
4 in '
$2.00 Per YEAR
f. A. REYNOLDS SUICIDED IN
SEATTLE fRIDAY, MAY 10
Was Operated on for Appendicitis
Wednesday. May B—Last Words:
"I Was Suffering too Much. Tell
My Wife Good-Bye."
When the news was flashed here
last Thursday that Mr. Reynolds had
been operated on in Seattle for ap
pendicitis it was unexpected but
scarcely caused comment. When,
however, Friday night the news was
icide in a hospital by shooting himself
considerable interest was aroused. He
had lived here the past eight years
and previous to that lived at Nason
creek, or Dardanelles a number of
years. He had three times been an
unsuccessful candidate for county of
fice and resigned the office of police
magistrate of Leavenworth April 26.
From an account in a Seattle paper
it appears that he gave to a nurse as
a reason for the act that he could not
stand the suffering.
He left here Sunday, May 8, for Se
attle and told a reporter for this pa
per just before taking the train that
he intended to locate there and would
move his family over as soon as he
could find a residence.
From a statement given out it ap
pears that immediately after arriving
there he was attcaked with appendici
tis. At any rate, on the Wednesday,
May Bth, he was operated on at the
Seattle General hospital.
To all appearances the operation
proved successful and he rallied f
the efects. The next day, Fri'.
May 10, while lying on his bed, >
asked the nurse attending him, M
C. L, Lynon to place his hand ban
near, within his reach and retire from
the room a few moments. The noise
of shooting called her back to the
room and investigation showed that
three shots had taken effect, one passed
thru the temples and two through the
chest, one missed him and penetrated
the wall. He was writing on the
bed .and told the nurse he could not
stand the pain, and for her to tell
his wife good-bye. The pistol used
was purchased in Leavenworth and
was a double action Colts, purchased
while he was police magistrate to
protect himself against bootleggers
who had been tried in his court and
made threats against his life.
Mr. Reynolds was 54 years old,
and left a wife and five children. The
remains were brought here and buried
in the Leaven worth cemetery Sunday,
Mr. Reynolds met with financial
reverses here along about the time
land values took a slump in 1912 and
1913, but always took a cheerful view
of life and was about the last man any
one would expect to take his own life.
He had many warm friends here, and
besides his family there is the family
of his father-in-law, C. W. Hastings,
residing at Dardanelles. His brother,
Day Reynolds came here from Cover
'de Alene, Idaho to attend the funeral
Thore is considerable rivalry be
tween Bridgeport, and Brewestev,
Wash. Last week a Rooster was
auctioned off at Bridgport. Repre
sentatives from both towns were in
on the bidding and when it was all
over Bridgport got the bird at a prici'
of $690. The receipts go to the Red
Mr. J. B. Best, editor of that ex
cellent daily newspaper, the Everett
Herald, made a brief visit here the
first of the week. He is interested
with other Everett people in a fine
young orchard a mile north of town,
and comes here several times each
summer both to see his property and
for a change of scene. He called on
The Echo, and as is his custom, radi
ated cherfulness and optimism. He
said the orchard is looking fine ami
gives promise of several thousand
boxes of apples this year.
Little Edna Gull left Wednesday
for Spokane to visit her uncle Wm.
J. Gull, who recently bought a home
and decided to locate there per
manently. John, as he was beßt
known here, will be recalled because
of his long residence here and his
Mr. C. O. Smyth returned Wednes
day from eastern Washington where
he spent .several days the fore part
of the week. He expects to le*V«
for the coast the last of thin X
He remarked that on Tuesday, v»: 1 .
in eastern Washington, it rained \,
hard and the tillers of the soil in th.>
part of the state confidently look
forward: to abundant crops.