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The Leavenworth Echo
VOLUME 10—NO. 1.
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
"The California crop is estimated at
08 per cent of a full crop, or 4,583,000
boxes."— C. S. Ray, Field Agent.
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.
On and after Nov. 30th. 1919. I will
not be responsible for any debts con
tracted by my wife, Mrs. Theory
(49 — i times)
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.
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.
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. < .
AT K.« V. B. HDW.
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
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.
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
"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
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."
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Well, I have a dog over here, and
if your chickens come over here 1
am afraid that he will get the chicken
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.-
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
"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."
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
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
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.
Charley Miller is visiting in North
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
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
Mr. .1. A. Wurman was in Wenat
-hce Tuesday.
Al Darlington was in Cashmere
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
John McCoy has sol<l the Burk ■
property which he purchased this lap'
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.
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.

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