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VOLUME 20—NO. i-i.
RAIL MEN ORDERED TO PULL Off GENERAL STRIKE OCTOBER 30 ACTION is EXPECTED TO TIE Hl' LINES TOUCHING 12 OF THE 48 STATES— r.00.000 WORK ERS ARE AFFECTED. Chicago, Oct. 15.—More than half a million American railroad men were today ordered to initiate a .-hike Oc tober 30, while other union- whose membership brings the total to about 2,000,000 announced unofficially that they were tonight preparing to fol low suit and make the walkout gener al on the same dates. Under this program the tieup would be complete, according to union pre dictions, by November 2. The hour was fixed for <i a. m. Oc tober 30, except for one Texas line, whose trainmen were authorized to go OUt October 22. Railroads listed In the first croup cm which the strike is to become ef fective touch 12 of the 18 states, with a trackage of 7::.(mo miles out of the total of approximately 200,000 miles. The New England states comprise the group that is virtually untoucheJ by the walkout. The strike orders were issued to the big five brotherhoods, oldest and most powerful of the railway unions, an 1 they specifically included mail trains. Their provisions instructed strikers to keep away from railroad property, with a warning that "violence of any nature will not be tolerated by the or ganizations." The strike was announced follow in." an overwhelming vote, said to be up ward of 00 ]>er cent, favoring a strike because of.a 12 per cent wage reduc tion authorised by the railway labor board of July 1, and after it was de clared by the Association of Railway Executives in session yesterday that s further reduction will be Bought by the roads. Printed instructions as t-> conduct of the strike, issued in Chi cago, were dated yesterday, October 11. "I fear it will bp one of the most serious strikes in American transpor tation history," said W. G. Lee, presi dent of the railroad trainmen, who. during recent weeks, has sent circu lars to his men-warning them of the critical nature of the step they con templated. The country was divided into four groups, in which they were authoriz ed to walk out progressively, one group every 2) hours. Names of the groups were not made public, but un officially the identity of roads in the first group to gfo was learned, subject to changes, which union officials said would be few. This first group ir cludea -ome of the country's greatest rail systems, from coast to coast and from Canada to the gulf. These are: Texas & Pacific, Kansas City Si uthern, Pennsylvania, Missouri Pa cific, International it Great Northern, Southern Pacific (Atlantic and Pacific lines), Southern railway, Louisville & Nashville, St. Louis Southwestern, (whether Texas lines included not stated). Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul (lines east and west). Northern Pacific, Chicago. Rock Island & I'a. if .-. Seaboard Airline, Erie, and Vir ginia railway. Unions issuing the Btrike call to'oj were! Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen. Order of Railway Conductors. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers. Switchmen's Union of North Amer ica. The 11 other orguni ai 1 - chiefs .-aid unofficially that they will join the .--tiike ares Sheet Metal Workers Internationa! alliance. International Association of Mi rhinista. Brotherhood of Railway and Steam ship Clerk-. Freight Handler.-, K\ presa and Station Employees. Brotherhood of Stationery Firemen and Oilers. Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen of America. United Brotherhood of Maintenance "f Way Employees and Railroad Shop Laborers. Order of Railroad Telegraphers, Brotherhood of Railway Carmi n oi A mci ica. International Brotherhood of Elec trical Workers. Internationa] Brotherhood of Boil ermakers, Iron Shipbuilder* and Helpers of America. International Brotherhood of Bla k smiths. Dlttp Forgen and Helpers. Fiw hundred general chairmen i " the bi^ foui' brotherhoods anil the THE LEAVENWORTH ECHO Switchman's L'nion of North America were on their way tonight from i week's conference here with the sign ed authorizations for b strike. Xi> further orders will be neces sary, the brotherhood chiefs said, to call out the rail workers. Grand of ficers of the brotherhood left for Cleveland tonight. Printed instructions were handed | every general chairman to govern the men's conduct. These authorized a progressive walkout, the first at l> a. m., October 80, to be followed by the other three secret groups each '21 hours, October :;i and November 1 and 2. Every chairman carried in a sealed packet a code word for use If the strike la called off. In event of re- I ceiving the code word from head- I quarters each chairman Is to open his ; packet to identify the weird. No reservations are made in the •Hike authorizations. Skeleton ser vice, outlined in the by-laws of the unions, is to be maintained, but oth erwise every man is expected to walk out. The instructions declare the men have "identically the Same right to refuse to perform service on all mail trains as you have to perform service on a freight train." Arriving at their headquarters, general chairmen of the brotherhoods and switchmen will issue system or ders over the signatures of general chairmen carrying the hour and date of strike. These orders will go to lo cal chairmen who will pa.-s them to the rank and file. Although plans for the walkout of the other 11 of the 16 railroad organi zation! were incomplete tonight, it was said that the general procedure would be much like that of the broth erhoods. Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the engineers, declined to comment on the conferences of this week He Baid an announcement might be made from the Cleveland office later. "We're all through," he said. "I can't tell you anything now. but that the die is cast." W, 6. Lee, president of the train men, said ho had used every influence to avert a strike on the basis of the 12 per cent wage reduction of July i. 1021, but that he felt any further re ductions would justify a walkout. "I preferred to accept that reduc tion with an assurance that there would be no further wane reductions or chanpe in our working rules for a reasonable period," Mr. Lee said. "I felt that if the railroads got through these business condition.-, they would he in a position to pay th present rates of pay." Air. Lee refused to comment on the strike orders, although he admitted that he had already split out one au thorization to strike to trainmen on the International & Croat Northern, Traimen on this road, which operates between San Antonio and Palestine, Texas, asked to strike at noon, Oct. 22, independently of the other groups. Mr. Lee save his authorization sever al days ago, and it stillstands. The mad. however, is included in the first group scheduled tn walk out, and the trainmen may defer action until Oc tober MO. 1.. K. Sheppard, president of the conductors, said he could say nothing, reiterating his announcement of sev eral days ago that no official state ment would hp given out here. T. C. Cashen, head of the Bwitch mi n. and W. S. Carter, president of the firemen, declined to comment. The proposed 10 por cent reduction would bring wages back nearly to the level prevailing prior to July 20, 1920. For tlic principal classes of labo; those schedules were: Pas enger service engineers (day) $5.60 to .$6.20. Freight service engineers (da>) $6.60 to $8.62. Yard service engineers (day) $5.60 to $6.08. Passenger service firemen (day) $A to |5. Freight service firemen (day) $4.25 to $6.15. Yard service firemen (day) $-1.16 to $4.32. Yard service foremen (day) $5.33. Helpers (day) $5. Switch tenders (day) $4. Machinists (hour) .72. Boilermakers (hour) .72. Blacksmiths (hour) .72. Carpenters (hour) .45. Track laborers (hour) .40. Section foremen (month) 1100. Yard firemen helpers (hour) .53 'i. Hostlers, outside (day) $5.60. Hostlers, inside (day) $5.53*4. Helpers (day) .*r..r.f,'... Yard firemen helpers (hour) .5:5 l i. NOTICE. I am ready to do hauling to Pc shastin or elsewhere. Phone DM J. R. Roth. (43-tf) IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY -HOME OF THE BIG RED APPLE—WHSU DOLLARS GROW ON TRICES LEAVENWORTH, CHELAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21. L 921. Railroad Items ot Timely Interest Trainmaster Tripplett, of the Spo kane division, was here >>n business last Tuesday. ('. V. Meldrunr, assistant manager of passenger traffic, was in Leaven- j worth for a short visit Monday- Assistant General Roadmaster Al len with headquarters in Wenatchet. was ■ terminal visitor on Tuesday last. Thomas Richards arrived in Lcav enworth Saturday morning after a -ix months' trip to England where ho visited relatives. Messenger Helm.- on trains number '■'<'.! and 111. was recently displaced by Messenger A. s. Kingenberg, on ac- i count seniority. Mr.-. Grace Hitchcock, first trick operator, left last Thursday on a six weeks' vacation trip, which is to in clude New York City and eastern points. She Was accompanied by the Misses Moore, operators at Cascade Tunnel. TRIP OVER CASCADES EASY; LITTLE GIRLS TRAVEL 17.") MILES CARRYING OWN PACKS. The wonderland of the Cascades i.; not a forbidding, inaccessible co m try, but may be penetrated and en joyed by anybody or normal endur ance and determination, according to Prof. Ensign B. Hill, founder of the Harmony Hi^h School and now a teacher at Riverside, in Okanogun county, who has just completed a six weeks' trip over the mountain.- with Mm, Hill and their two little girls, Cathaloen and Nettie, aged respect ively !» and 7 years. One of the unusual features of the trip, which has been made by many persons, was the fact thai the two little girls not only hiked 17-") miles am! made every difficult negotiated by their father, but that they carried their own blankets, fared largely on the "spoils of the chase" and enjoyed every minute of their outing, Mr. Hill is a writer of some note in the Northwest, both of verse an I prose, and Mr.-. Elizabeth Lee Hill i- an artist. They are collaborating in publish ing a book descriptive of the gran deur of the Cascade region, and this. it is expected, will he out next year. With their base camp at Lucerne, on Lake Chelan, the family of four started on their summer outinjr July 10. They tramped up Stehekin for a distance and made side trips which took them into regions nil' the beat."! trail. Their main journey, however, led up the Stehekin river lo the sum mit at Cascade Pass am] down the Cascade to Marblemount. A burrow was enlisted to carry their luggage in the early pail of th.> trip, hut at Doubtful Lake, near the summit, they had it taken back down the river and continued the hike over the mountain- carrying what they needed. Very little indeed wa need ed so far as weight and hulk were concerned. Rice, raisin.-, hardtack, butter and laid were the principal contents of their pack, but to ti..- were added quantities of huckleber ries and "the gamiest, and biggesv fish thai ever swam, it seemed," said Mr. Hill. "And the children enjoyed every bit of it," Mr. Hi'l added. "They carried their own blankets and climb ed where I climbed and they sail r songs about the campfires ''..> i and we all had a gloriou* t;; : i " Riverside Tribune. AN EVENING <»l SONG. The choir of the Methodist church will give a musical entertainment at the chinch Wednesday, November -. No admission will be charged, an. l everyone i.- given a cordial invital to he present. Those in charge of the program, request parents to ac company children. During thr evening a voluntary of fering will he taken, the money to be used to purchase new hymnals foi the church. A special feature will be the ap pearance of a recently organized male quartet, Messrs, Putnam. Motteler, Curtis an.l Alii.-. The quartet sine -ome humorous sontr- in ni . dialect. There will also be numb by a mixed quartet, ladies' quartet, [aides' trio, ai well a- soloi anil chor- i us numbers, ami reading* and Rtring instruments will vary the program. Don't say you missed the beautiful I scenic. "The Sheep O'Leavenworth," tilme'l right here in the hill.-. School Motion picture* ne\: Tuesday. \ 1 vertlsement Breezy Bits of News From Peshastin The P. T. A. was well attended last Friday night and Mr. l'etr's address | \va.> indeed lino. He took as his sub ject, "What teachers are for." and handled it in his usual splendid way. I Mr-. Pegg was also present. Mr. and Mrs. llaines of Seattle are visiting at the Haulier home, I he I. I-'. C.'s association packing plant is new running full blast. Each machine is putting out about 700 boxes a day. and there are nine ma chinos in operation. One day last week over 18,000 loose boxes were brought into the warehouses, hut for ; several 'lays, until Wednesday, noth ! injr was being admitted hut .'-'|iitzcn bergs and Delicious. Mrs. Pete Larsen is home from I Omak. Mr. Larsen will come later. ! He has been running a stage up there during the summer months, Miss Mary Wheeler of Leavenworth .-pent a day last week with Misa Elizabeth Hauber. Mrs. Warren Boston is reported better and hope- are entertained io, her recovery. Joe Coon- has regained his health to such an extent that he is able to be out and around some, though he is not top-notch yet. We understand that Louis Cartas has given up bachelor life, and joined the benedict ranks. Congratulation*. The Warmans were in Peshastin Tuesday evening. Mr. and .Mrs. Otto Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. I.cc Crockett and Mrs. Gregory, -pent Sunday afternoon at the Lee Howard ranch up Mission Creek. The picture to be shown at the au ditorium this Friday niirht (tonight) la "Wet Gold." Also a good comedy. Human Nature. Once when a wee child, the littli mother asked that I look over my col lection of playthings and pick out one to contribute to a box of toys, being gathered up for an orphans' home. ! at last picked out two of the motley array, undecided which one to giva up. One was a small but beautiful china doll; never however much real enjoyment, as it must needs be -.. carefully handled. Tlie other was ,i battered story-book, torn and thumb- Ed, but inside the bedraggled cover was a land of enchantment! Whenoth er (*ames or pleasures palled, the story-book with its old. yet new tale-. was always there to entertain me. And— l gave the doll to the collection. Human nature. Yes! What we don't care for. really, we give up without a qualm, hut the things we want, and that satisfy us. regardless of outward appearance, we keep, al ways! MUMMIFIED BODY OF INDIAN IS DISCOVERED Yakima. Wn., Oct. 15.- Buried in his canoe with his bow stranpc-l to his body, the remains of an Indian chief were uncovered by the wind at Wallula, Wash.. 30 miles from hero, Friday morning. The shallow ltmv was directly back of the present site of the Wallula Hotel which has bei n built for more than Id years and pio neers assert that the grave i- at least 60 years old as Indians stopped bury ing their dead in this district about that time. '! • body was in almost a perfect mummified rendition and vermillion war paint still was plainly discen ible on the face. An earthenwan pot of paint and many heads and other relics were also found. Si* years ajro four other graves of In diana were unearthed in this vicinity a few feet from where today'- find was uncovered. LEAVENWOBTH t> : CASHMERE 1» Cashmere won the Football game between the high school teami on their grounds last Fridaj afternoon, scoring 16 to Leavenworth'i <>. The teams seemed to be of about e M ual weight with Cashmere having slight ly the beat of it. and aa they were playing on their own grounds thai probably had gome effect. Leavenworth was not able to do much in bucking the Cashmere line fhey made gains many times both in bucking the line and In rounding the ■-. but they were always stoppi their opponents !■■ ing goal, excepting in one instance when Vit*r Barbano took th< ball on Cashmen ' kickofT and ran all the way down through their team foi a touchdo ■ ■ This remarkable performance salved ■ ■ • i nome of the sorenegg that m have been felt over the other work of our team. George Ingham returned Rat i from a vi.-it to Mr-, [ngham an. l th«*il daughter over at Lake St« SCHOOL NOTES. The Chtlan Count) Teachers' Insti tute met Wednesday morning at nine o'clock for a three-day session, end . ing this (Fridaj > afternoon. The per cent of tardiness in the grades last month was 10 1-2. in the high school IS 9-10. It look- as though tardiness is a matter of hali,! or carelessness in most cases, when I the younger ones do better than the high school, Mis.- Conrad's primary tots made the besi record of any room in the grades. The Seniors had no cases of tardiness. The local hijrli school made a k roo I showing on the Cashmere footbail field last Friday, the majority of stu dents having gone down in car- and trucks to back the I.eavenwort'.i team. The hoys played a mighty tine game, and those who went down to support them did their part moil admirably. Waterville will play here next week. Our team will be out for the bit' end of the score this time. Let us see to it that 1.. H. S. gets be hind the boys in a body. We started some enthusiasm last week, now lets get together again and take the game from Waterville. The Freshmen have a football team. and Monday the Sophomores mi : with their advisor for the purpose of getting up a team. These teams can not practice with as much regularity as the first team, because the schojl hasn't the coaching facilities to do this, and because the first team men have to give their time first of all ' I first team practice. However, it such time.- as may be available, con siderable work may be done alonfr the line of class teams by having mem bers of the first team do the coaching. In this way the class teams will b,> drilled in the same style of play tint is bcintf given the first team. There was much rejoicing among grade school boys last Thursday aft-" school when their eleven "licked" the Freshman football team by a score of 112 to 0. The "frosh" were outplayed in every department of the game; their offense beinp unable to make fiiist down more than three or four times in the whole same and their de fense crumbling before repeated long runs by Foster Hat maker and Theo dore Johnson and line plunging by John Haugh. The grade boys have been practicing faithfully since their football arrived and deserved to wi.i. They hope to play a game with the Kiade team of Cashmere within the next three weeks. Those who partici pated in the (rame Thursday were John Haugh, Foster Hatmaker, Jo seph Stafford, Theodore Johnson. James I.eary, Wilson Walton. Bernard Schons, David Robertson, Earl Me- Kinley. Clyde Stafford ami Wallace Peterson. WONDERS OF TODAY. You press a button uml electricity floods the room. Grandma had to wash the globes and trim the wick.- of oil lamps. Her mother patiently made tallow candles, for progress hud only begun to conquer the black nitrlit. An old Indian chief, shown over New York, was asked what h n sidered the greatest wonde< II" pointed to the spigot from which came running water. It is only a few hundred years since '.here were no sewer*. That caused the frightful plagu;/ <■: th< middle a«es. You can count on your Angen the generations that have passed since Fiance had a tax on windows and poor people spent their nights in darkness and foul air. A city is bad enough at times, bui. when you arc inclined to bay at the moon too loudly, just consider t , hardships you missed by not beinr; born 200, 100 or even T>o years ago. We are making progress, all righ', in this world. Sometimes \\ ,eeni discouraging. Bui the journey, th.. -low. Is ever onward to better thing/ Cleveland Press. Two powerful colored stevedore*, v ho had some sort of falling out, en gaged in unloading a vessel at a St. Louii 'lock. L'rifcomplimentary re marlu and warningi of Intend) lerce were exchanged whenever Hi ■ twi pas-ed each othei- with their tiiirks. "You jf.-t keep on pesticatin' around wid me." declared one of the men, "an' you is L-wine to be able t i -fttle ■ might; iiij? question for d iciumtrflc folk?!" "What question dat?" a-ko.l th< othpr. "Kin i\c .',; '.'" 11,, ;„ ' Magazine, $2.60 PER YEAR 2922 COUNTY IAX LfVY WILL Bf $96,000 LESS THAN 1921 COMPLETE BUDGET FINISHED FOR VARIOUS COUNTY DE PARTMENTS — MANY FUNDS SHOW BIG DECREASE. World: The publicity committee of the Chelan County Officers associa j tion has prepared a statement show ing the estimated expenditures of the various departments and funds of Chelan county for 1922, also the esti mates for 1921. A total saving of $94,497 is made in the estimated expenditures of the the county for the coming year. The figures are $620,122 for 1922 and only $521,626 for 1922. The principal sav ings are made in the general road and bridge funds, the three road dis trict funds and the court house build ing fund. This year a total of $99, --578 was appropriated for this purpose and next year only $27,887 was put in the levy, saving about $72,000. A saving of about $32,000 is made in the three road district funds. But an increase has been made necessary in several funds, notably the general school, the bond interest and the damage and claims. There is also an appropriation of $11,400 for election purposes, which was not in this year's budget, also a donation item, and $2,926 for the assistance of soldiers of the late war. Following are the figures for the two years which " speak for them selves : 1921 1922 Agri. Agt .. $ 3,550.00 $ 3,244.25 Co. Soils Bu . 8,000.00 1,184.75 Co. Assessor .. 12,195.00 12,226.50 Co. Auditor ... 14,500.00 11,875.0') Co. Clerk 4,650.00 3,895.00 Co. Comsrs 6,000.00 5,700.00 Constable .... 720.00 684.00 Coroner (00.00 475.00 Co. Engr .. 30,680.00 J 6,720.00 Co. Hlth. 0f... 2,200.00 2,282.60 Co. Hort'cltst.. 10,000.00 9,120.03 Damages and Claims 4,870.00 7,991.00 Indgnt Rlf. 4,000.00 4,750.00 Co. Sheriff . 12,000.00 16,000.00 Justice Crt 1,500.00 1,900.00 Mother's Pen... 6,500.00 6,175.00 Co. Physician.. 5,000.00 4,760.00 Co. Farm . 7,675.00 4,750.00 Pros. Atty 6,100.00 5,795.00 St. Exmnrs 600.00 570.00 Co. Supt. 4,475.00 3,776.25 Teach. Inst 400.00 380.00 Co. Bd. of Ed.. 225.00 108.76 Sup]-. Court .... 12,700.00 14,250.00 Co. Treas. 11,000.00 10,786.00 Co. Nurse 2,640.00 2,608.00 Water Com. ... 1,000. 950.00 Miscellaneous— 1921 1922 Donations $ 2,375.00 General Adm. (C'rthouse).. 6,500.00 6,175.00 Gen, Election 5,700.00 Pri. Election 5,700.00 Registration v 150.00 150.011 Indigent Soldiers .... 1,000.00 1,000.110 Total Amt. to be raised for cur'nt exp...sl 72,780.51 $176,758.96 Indigent Sol diers, "late war" 2,926.63 Gen. Scl. Fnd... 58,702.09 62,360.3d Gen. Rd.-Bdg... 88,510.07 78,119.28 IM. Dist. 1 55,536.83 14,529.84 Rd. Diet. 2 74,960.82 60,131.52 Rd. Dist. 3 27,581.14 22,127.55 Int. on Bonds 12,478.19 50,203.46 Building Funds for C'rth'se 99,573.83 27,165.27 $447,312.97 $347,867.22 Grand Total Est. Expen ses 620,123.48 $524,626.17 YEOMEN OFFICERS. At the joint installation of officer.-; of the Yeomen lodge, held last Thurs day at Wenatchee, the following were placed in charge of the Leavenworth lodge: Foreman, Fred I.ingley; Master »i Ceremonies, Harvey Hal lock; Corres pondent, Mrs. Grace Heinrich; Mu ter of Accounts, Mils Harriet Tol bert; Chaplain, Mrs. 1.. Montgomery: Overseer, Mr.-. Madeline Van De Grift; Watchman. Mrs. Anna Ling ley; Sentinel, L Montgomery; Guard, Mrs. Ida Hallock; Lady Rowena, Mrs. Mary Morgan; Lady Rebecca, Mi,. Etna I. Miller. King Vidor special, "The Jack Knife Man," School Motion pictures next Tuesday.—Advertisement.