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The Leavenworth Echo
VOLUME 10—NO. 1. WENATCHEE VALLEY LEADS IN APPLE PRO DUCTION; BUMPER CROP FEDERAL FRUIT CKOI' SPECIAL ISTS ESTIMATES CROP IN VAL LEY AT 11.r.00 CARS. WHICH IS BIG INCREASE OVER 1918. The commercial apple crop for thy I nited States, now estimated at 26,174,000 barrels, by the fruit crop specialists of the Federal Bureau oi (i op Estimates, has over run even the most liberal estimates, particularly in the far \Ve>t. There has been an in ereaM of 1,758,000 barrels over the November Ist estimate and this in crease has occurred principally in the box apple district. It is now estimated that the far western or ■box apple states will pro duce 35,463.000 boxes, or an increase oi 2,985,000 boxes over the November estimate, and 14.154,000 boxes over the crop of 1918. "The commercial apple crop in the State of Washington is now estimated at 19,320,000 boxes or 25,556 cars. This is an increase of 2,282 cars over the November Ist estimate and 8,508 cars more than last year. The Wen atchee North Central Washington dist rict, which is the leading center of production, is now estimated at 11,500 cars. On December 6th about 3.500 cars were still left in this district to be moved. Yakima Valley, including Yakima and Benton counties, is esti mated at about 10,. r,OO cars, with 3,600 cars of this yet to move; Spokane dist rict is estimated at i,. r)00 cars, IJM) cars yet to move; Walla Walla district 1,100 cars, fifty yet to move. The White Salmon district had over 400 cars, while Western Washington or the coast district produced about 500 cars in scattered localities. Th? crop in the state generally was of the highest quality, particularly in the Wenatchee Valley, where Winesaps ran nearly 90 per cent extra fancy. It was neces sary to load considerable of the fruit in box carsl in some sections, in which case the load often exceeded 756 boxes. At the present time, however, all fruit not moved U safely in storage or protected. In addition to the fresh fruit movem. n\ from Washington it is rstimated that about 70,000 tons of fresh apples went to the by-products plants within the state. About 35,000 tons of this by-product fruit originated In the Yakima Valley." "Oregon is now estimated at 5,385 cars. As in Washington, the fruit was of the highest quality, particularly in the Hood Ri\er Valley. The Hood River crop it is estimated will exceed 2,000,000 boxes as compared with I .".50,000 boxes last year. . "The Idaho crop is now estimated at about 4,762 cars, or an Increase of 1,298 cars over the bumper crop of 1917. "The California crop is estimated at 08 per cent of a full crop, or 4,583,000 boxes."— C. S. Ray, Field Agent. A WORD TO DISABLED SOLDIERS Every man who was in the military er naval service of the United States during the late war, and who on ac count of such service is not physically fitted to engage in a gainful occupa tion should at once notify the Bureau of War Risk Insurance in Washing ton, D. 0. Under the law this bureau is gttarged with providing; for service r en discharged because of disability incurred in active service in the line of duty, compensation and free medical treatment until such time as they art restored to physical fitness. During the Runnier of 1918 there was a pen era! combing out of the military train ing camps of the country in an effort to bring up the standard of physic;.! fitness, ami many men discharged at that time may be unaware of thei: rights under an act of Congress U' compensation for disability and rnedi cal attention and hospital treatment where necessary. AH cases of this or a like nature should be brought im mediately to the attention of the Bu reau of War Risk Insurance. NOTICE. On and after Nov. 30th. 1919. I will not be responsible for any debts con tracted by my wife, Mrs. Theory Jamison. (KgMd) FRANK K. JAMISON. (49 — i times) IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY-HOME OF THE BIG RED APPLE—WHERE DOLLARS GROW ON TREES RETAILERS NOT AFFIXING REVENUE STAMPS Information reaching the Collector of Internal Revenue indicates that :i large number of grocery stores, drug stores,, cigar stores and small variety stores are not affixing proprietary revenue stamps to cough drops, vase line and other articles of that nature sold by them. Dealers are reminded that the war tax of one cent for each 25 cent or fraction of 25 rents included in the price for which toilet and proprietary medicinal preparations are sold must be paid by affixing to the articles the proper proprietary stamps for the val ue of which the purchaser is required to reimburse the vendor at the time of sale, and that failure to observe these requirements involves liability to heavy penalties.. Proprietary stamps may be obtained from postmasters or from the collector of internal revenue. Stamp orders mailed to the collector should be ac companied by money order or certified check to cover. CHAMELEON-LIKE BRAND OE WEATH ER CONTINUES METEOROLOGIST SEEKS REC ORDS TO FIND WARMER 1)E CEMBER DAY THAN THAT OF SUNDAY. The chameleon-like characteristic^ displayed by the brand of weather Spokane has been having for the la.st month continued yesterday, says th.- Spokesman-Review. A week ago the weather bureau records showed there had been but few colder days in Spo kane and that this December bid fair to break all previous cold weather ree rids. Yesterday the weather bureau man was searching his records to set if he could find a wanner December day. The ones he found were few. Yesterday, with the mean tempera ture of 43, was the highest mean temperature day for the month. Nor mal temperatuVe for yrsterday would have been .30 degrees. The maximum yesterday was 46 and the minimum 10. On Saturday the maximum was IS. but the minimum was .'IT. which mad the mean 42. one degree less than > esterday. The record warm December day was 5H degrees on December 19, I!UV. On December 2, 101 K. the temperature was 55. The temperature on Decem ber 21 a year ago yesterday was 37 high, 25 low and 31 mean. Sunday vas 11 degree! warmer than the same clay a year ago. Beginning December 17. five days ago, the deficiency from normal tern pfTature has been cut down from '■'■'" to 326 degrees. It is not likely that this month will be even a normal De cember month. To remove the de ficency in temperature piled up by the first two weeks of zero weather the remaining day? of the month would have to maintain a mean tempi of nearly 63 degrees.. Spokane is too far north to get any weather like that this time of the year. The rainfall Sunday Was .26 of an inch. The rain started about 9:20 p. m. Saturday night and ended at 6:18 o. m. Sunday. REINSTATE NOW: Under a special ruling issued re cently by the Bureau of War Risk In surance, Washington, D. C, all former soldiers, sailors and marines wnoflfl Government insurance baa lapaad >>r been canceled may have until Decetn bei 81, 191 ft. within which to reinstate their insurance, by paying only two months' premiums on the amount of insurance they wish to reinstate. The only other condition imposed is that the insured shall now be in a^s (•od health as he was when discharged from the service, or as he was when the (Trace period of his insurance ex pired (whichever is the later >ki*i ! and shall so state in his application. Immediate advantage of this liberal provision should be taken by those in terested. In the matter of securing life insurance protection, he who acts quickly act* wisely. No time as good as now. Make the check or money order pay able to the Treasurer of tfce United States and mail it, with your applica tion for reinstatement, to Premium Receipt Section, Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Washington. D. < . LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON, VRIDAY, DECEMBER 26. OU. YOUNG BURGLARS CAUGHT RED-HANDED AT K.« V. B. HDW. TWO MORE OI THE GENUS BUR (M.ARI - PESTIFEROUS LAND ED IN THE CITY BABTILE. HEARING SET FOR TOMORROW. Two burglar- entered the K. & V. B. Hardware store at this place Christmas night and now languish in the city jail awaiting hearing which |. m 4 for tomorrow before Justice Day. The burglars showed up about 12 o'clock and by removing a pane of glass at the back of the store got in side and then by removing anothei glass from an inside window gained entrance to the main store. F. W. Spencer, an employee of the store,who has been sleeping there, heard them and was ready with a gun awaiting a favorable opportunity to get the drop on them. When they had reached the show cases and provided themselves with a flashlight each, Spencer turned on the electric lights and covered them with his gun. The rest was easy. The burglars, two fellows about nineteen or twenty, threw gp their hands without waiting to be told to, and Mr. Spencer had them marched to the lockup. The boys say they are from Sno homish. They sure are in dutch. Breaking into a house or store is a serious offense and they will no doubt draw not less than a couple of years. If they are under age, and such is proven, we understand they will be sent to the reformatory in case of conviction. AGAINST WAGES FOR WIVES Gathering of Women Ridicule the Idea, Labeling It as "Commercializ ing the Home." Wages for wives were turned-down by an audience largely women hi.-re the f other uight = after a debate on whether husbands should be required to pay such wages, says the Philadel phia Evening Bulletin.- One speaker drew a dismal" picture of the future of romance with wives working for wages. "Imagine a scene like this," he said: "Honey, do- you love me?" "Of course I love you." "Then will you marry me?" "Well, maybe. How much do yon pay?" "Suppose the wives were to join the soviet of walters-up and charge triple wages for waiting up nights for husbands." he said. "Imagine ■ wife going into society and being labeled a $15-a-week wife. A woman can take ■ last-year hat and make it look like new. Rut when she signed a contract for $15 a week there would be no hiding it from the neigh bors." Another speaker pleaded that "wom an shall not be brought down from her pedestal as a queen and made a mere employee of man." In depleting the future of romance under the wage sys ten: he Mill the marriage ceremony would have to be revised to read : "With this ring I hire thee. and will pay thee $15 a week by the aid of the world, the flesh and the devil." Notices like the following be pre dicted would be published I . "Married-— Brown and Mary Smith, by Rev. Russell H. Conwell. They will live In Logan and the wife's wages will be $15 a week." Scenes like the following in court were forecast: "Judge, he hired me for $20 a week and he Is now two weeks overdue in my pay. I'm going to get a new boss." LOOKING AHEAD A F£W YEARS Remarks That Will Be Merely Ordi nary When the Blimp Has Been Finally Perfected. Augustus Tolllver, the soap king, strode wrathfully out of his stateroom aboard the Wimp and irtlXi the arm of the porter. "Idiot!" he roared, "why didn't yon give me a call this morning? I told yon I had to be in London for a di rectors' meetlug at 9 a. m. sharp, and now London is Lord knows how many thonsands of miles in our rear." "Ah pounded on yo' door. boss, hut yo' refuses to waken," replied the porter. The soap king pulled out a watch. "Eleven-thirty." he grunted <Ms fnstedly. "Where are we now?" "Jest passed tfvcr St. Louis, boss; we'll be ba<k in N'Tawk at 12 :of>," "Oh I well." said Tolliver, "1 can attend that 12:30 mcetlnp of the soap pouiier people snd catdl the 1:80 hllinp for I-iiiidi'ii." WET WAVE TO HIT CANADA ON JANUARY FIRST DOMINION REVERTS TO PEACE BASIS ON NEW YEARS DAY. LIFTING WARTIME I'ROHIHI TION RESTRICTIONS. Ottawa. Canada, Dec. 24. — Canada will revert to a p*ace basis on Janu ary 1, according to an official an nouncement today in which the gov ernment expressed the view that "al though no proclamation has been is sued declaring the war at an end, war conditions long ago ceased to exist." Race track betting as conducted in 1917, and importation, manufacture, and interprovincial trade in alcoholic liquor will be among wartime re strictions to be lifted on New Year's Day, while orders-in-council to re main in force include control of pa per, pulp, sugar and coal, silver coin age, trading with the enemy, gold export, internment operations, great c; production in Indian reserves and censorship. Restrictions on the sale of liquor imposed by provinces are not affect e<:. by abrogation of the federal or rli ls-in-council, but it is anticipated that by the end of 1919 there will be no restrictions on the importation of liquor for personal use from one province to the other. An existing federal statute forbids liquor importa tion into a province for sale when such sale is prohibited by the laws of the province. The order-in-council signed by the governor general Saturday releasing prisoners sentenced under the mili tary act will be followed by a proc lamation Monday. A majority of prisoners have served their terms. New Photo Dark "Room." The dark room, necessary evil, has always been the one rigid obstacle to 'the. perfect flexibility of the photo graphic art. Now, however, the operator can carry a complete dark chamber along with him, and develop his expos ures when and where he pleases. The "room" described and Illustrated In Popular Mechanics magazine packs In a~case less than two feet Ion?, about a foot wide, and four Inches thick. It open* to a height, in the larger size, of 18 Inches In front and 13 Inches In back, with walls of light-proof fabric. Elastic cuffs at the side admit the op erator* hands, while he looks through a hood In front, equipped with two shutters that are opened by pressure on the hood, and Instantly closes on re lease. Trays and plates are Inserted through a ruby-glassed door la the top. Laborer Builds Organ. That worklngmen who are earning big wages possess a grand piano or even two pianos Is evidence that a love of music Is one of the first pleas ures indulged in when a man begins to have more money than he wants for necessities. I could tell yon at a wnrkingman In a Midland town. who. being of a musical and mechanical bent, his built himself a small organ in his living room. The instrument possesses a reed stop and several pedal notes, and Is a marvelous piece of Ingenuity. As the family Is a large one and the room about 12 feet square, it can be 'imagined what inconvenience the family is willing to undergo In order to indulge its love of music. The or gan fills about one-third of their only living room. —Txindon Chronicle. Why Not? Clymer Jeffries. Jr., of Williams, Aril., four and one-half years of age, recently acquired a small dog and a few days later the following conversa tion occurred between him and his ' next-door neighbor: "Mrs. M., I want you to keep your chickens out of our yard." ' "Why, Olynier. what do yon mean by that?" "Well, I have a dog over here, and if your chickens come over here 1 am afraid that he will get the chicken pox." An epidemic of chicken pox was on at the time. The triumph over the disability of ! a lost limb Is not only exemplified In | the case of the legged cricketer. "There Is no need to be downhearted about a lost leg or arm." writes a cor respondent. "I have lost my left arm and can do practically everything that a man with two arms can. "1 can tie my tie as neatly and quickly as I ever did, lace my boots, ride a horse and bicycle, drive a horse and trap, drive a motor, play billiards (using a block of weighted wood with ! three groves in It as a rest), golf, ' bockey, tennis mid swim quite easily." } —London QirwlCle.- RESTRICTIONS ON COAL REMOVED Seattle, Wash., Dec. 24.— A1l strictions on the movement of coal or colve by wagon or trucks have been re- '■ moved by order of the regional coal committee at Chicago, of which T. Proctor is chairman, according to an announcement made today by 1 . Gilman, district director of the rail-' toad administration. Notification of the action of the regional committee was given the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the State Fuel Dealers association ' The order from the lepional com ■uitteo indicates that the coal situ ation is rapidly returning to normal and that coal may be purchased In any quantities obtainable and deli\ without interference by government orden. It is thought, however that coal dealers will meet the demads of those completely out of coal wit'n small lots until enough is procurable to insure everyone being supplied with fuel for immediate use. The or der from the regional committee fol low.-: "Effective noon Thursday, Decem ber 18. 1918, all restriction.- and regu lations on delivery of coal or coke by wagon or trucks are withdrawn.—T. W. Proctor." SERVICE CLUB NOTES. If plans inaugurated at the Leaven- WOrth Service Club meeting held last Tuesday night do not go estray, Leav | enworth will soon he enjoying house to house delivery of mail. President McKeown has been gathering infor mation relative to the necessary things to be done to get the service and the requirements of the postal department find it is found that it is not only not impossible but is probable. A com mittee was appointed to take charge of the matter consisting of Wm. Mc- Intosh, Thos. Pipkin and H. S. Rearick. The matter was brought up before th" city council at its regular meeting and definite arrangements made to go ahead with the matter, the city coun cil agreeing to do everything they could to facilitate getting it through Immediate steps will be taken to put it before the postoffice department and the help of the congressman for this district will be solicitated to put it through. A number of other important things were taken up at the meeting, among them being the securing of a deputy sheriff for the town, the establishment of a sewer from the school house to take care of their sewage, the appoint ment of a man as scout master for the Boy Scouts, and the abolishment of the toll between points in the Pes l.astin district and here. The need of a deputy sheriff em powered to go beyond the city limits and make arrests was brought up and in view of the recent robberies and forgeries it was thought important that Leavenworth should have one and a committee consisting of R. F. Taylor, C. S. Taylor and George Hauber were appointed to act in the matter and consult with the sheriff of this county. The matter of a sewage system for the school house was brought up. It appears that the cess pools now used are entirely inadquate for the purpose and with the additional sewage from the new building it is necessary to do something to relieve the situation. It was suggested that a sewer be dug from the school, underneath the via duct and thence out of town and a new improvement district be created to take care of the cost. A committee consisting of Mr. Carlquist, Rearick and Hauber were appointed to take the matter up with the city council anil the school board to devise plans. The abolishment of the phone toll between here and IVshastin district was taken up, the committee appointed at the last meeting reporting that i! had been taken up with the Pacific Telegraph and Telephone Company and they had . refused to discontinue the charge. Mr. McKeown reported that practically every business man in tewn had consented to paying the tolls or, phones to their respective business houses originating around Peshastin and that notice to this effect would be given the phone company shortly and public notice made of the fact. The matter will be taken up further with the Public Service Commission to sec if some arrangement cannot be made looking toward the discontinuance of the charge. Practical Sympathy. James Shaffer of l/niontnwn. Pa., struck a foreigner who made disloyal remarks and was fined $10. bat the money was paid by. ten members ol the local Christian church, who on their way home happened to stop in th* "mil—' office. Each of the men I plunked SI down on the desk of the 1 official and the case wan sunn). $2.00 PER TEAK NEW ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT NEAR LY COMPLETE HIBBARD DECLARES MODEL FOB EXHIBIT TO PATENT <>! FICE OFFIIALS IS HIS MOSI POWERFUL. Seattle P.-I.— "I believe that the In strument I am now building and which r pxpect to demonstrate at Washing on, D. C, before patent office official, .vill bo the largest and most powerful generator I have yet constructed," dc -'ared Alfred M. Hubbard, 19, Seattle inventor of a device he calls an at nospheric power generator, Sunday if te moon. Hubbard is now ready to place th" nachine in operation as soon as ma ierlal ordered from the East some :imc ago, and delayed in transit, ar 4vM. He expects to have the large nodel in operation before the middle >t this week, and after Rev. William B. Smith, physics professor of Seattle ■cllege, has an opportunity to con ii:ct an exhaustive test of the device. [Tubbard has agreed that it will be riven a public demonstration.. "An invention which is destined 10 "ompletely to overturn existing met lods of power distribution cannot be Tiado public before patent rights are ibsoltltely secure," Hubbard said Sun lay. "While with inventions of minor rnportance greater chances might be aken, the colossal possibilities of my k'vice make it unwise, my backers 'eel, to exhibit it prematurely." Hubbard rested most of Sunday. >fter spending a few hours in his -ooms in the morning, putting the "nishing touches on the model and naking it ready to receive the parts >n their way from the East. PESHASTIN NOTES. Charley Miller is visiting in North "arolina. Charley Foster has purchased the Corner Gilbert property. tin. B. W. Taylor, Mrs. Home'- Gilbert and Mrs. F. F. Gilbert ware shopping in Cashmere Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Starks were in rtenatchee Saturday. P. R. Bradley's were in Wenatchee Saturday. The pupils of the High school with Mr. and Mrs. Bradley and Miss Han lah as chaperones enjoyed a sled ride :o Pryden Friday night and went to he North side school. j\ program md Christmas tree was enjoyed by ail. Miss Elizabeth and Miss Mary Hau ier and Bill and George were all in IVenatcheo Saturday. Mis? Grace Young came home Sat jrday morning from Pullman, where -he is attending school, to spend the Christmas .vacation with her parents. Miss Maude Wilson, teacher in the schools here, is spending her Christ rr.as vacation in Seattle. Jacob French left Monday morning to spend two or three months with relatives in Spokane. F. A. Wingate left Saturday to >pond Christmas with relatives in Se attle. Mr. .1. A. Wurman was in Wenat -hce Tuesday. Al Darlington was in Cashmere Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Craig and i-oung daughter arrived from the Big Bend country Tuesday where they hare disposed of their property. They are here with the intentions of pot sibly locating. Mrs. Carricker and children went to Wenatchi c Wednesday. Mias Grace T.anphere left Wednes day morning to spend Christmas with her parent.- at Waterville. Mrs. P. R. Rradley. Ufa r ;ij za . beth Hauber, Miss Glenda Smith wer,-> in I.eavenworth Wndansday Miss Madeline McCoy has been quite sick this week, boing in the first stages of pneumonia. Mi s Ida Coons was in LaaveßWorOi Tuesday. John McCoy has sol<l the Burk ■ property which he purchased this lap' summer. Mrs. Wilma Moore and children a. spending Christmaj • acation in Ever ett with Mrs. Moon's parents. The ware house has finished tbe r>acVing and the crew have leatterod, leaving Pe*hastin pretty quiet. HOW AN EDITOR GOT RICH A man tells of an editor win started poor twenty y.ars afe and has retire 1 with the eomfortaUe forti.ne of $50, --000. This moiKj was acquired through industry, economy, cot. tious efforts to give full value, indom itable perseverance, and the <\,, an unde who left the editor $49,999.50.