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VOLUME 22—NO. 2.
Division of Assets And Liabilities in Case of County Division lv case Chelan county were divided into tHe counties of Chelan and Canada, the assets and liabilities of the present county would be apportioned on the basis of valuation. Figures have been compiled showing the assets and liabilities of Chelan county <>n September 30, VJ22. These are given below. CHELAN COUNTY ASSETS and LIABILITIES, skit. 30, 1922 —ASSETS CASH Current expense $196,097.20 Game fund 1,142.60 Indigent Soldiers 689.38 County Institute 50.64 County Road and Bridge 18,427.81 County Building 866.46 County Permanent Highway Maintenance :. 2,667.55 County Road and Bridge Emergency _... 7.07 County Road and Bridge Bond.. 22,254.56 County Road and Bridge Bond Redempt 19,037.02 Domestic Animal Protection 345.50 $291,375.78 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Auditor's Revolving Fund $ 100.00 Bounties due from the state 2.00 Sheriff's revolving fund .. 300.00 402.00 Total County Cash $291,777.78 MISCELLANEOUS Delinquent Tax.County Portion. $16.", Miscellaneous Real Estate, subject to sale 1,000.00 Road Machinery, Tools & Cars.. 76,000.00 $240,755.27 FIXED ASSETS Courthouse, jail anil grounds $ 45,000.00 Furniture and fixtures 9,500.00 County Hospital, Poor Farm and Grounds 20.000.00 Furniture and Fixtures 1,500.00 Ned Courthouse site 61,100.00 187,100.00 377,855.2" Total Assets 669,633.05 •' Net Liabilities : .: 109,809.32 $889,442.37 —LIABILITIES— Warrants Outstanding, Current Expense $ 11,186.16 Warrants Outstanding, County Game . ~. 151.75 Warrants Outstanding, County Road & Bridge 82.96 Warrants Outstanding, County Road & Bridge Bond.. 515.50 Warrants Outstanding, County Road & Bridge Emerg.. 6.00 County Road Bonds Outstanding 827,560.00 , Total Liabilities $839,442.37 We understand that the Building Fund was transferred to the Current Expense Fund. Such a transfer would explain the large amount of cash in the Current Expense Fund given under ASSETS. Cascade county would have an assessed valuation of approxi mately $5,152,735.00. This is nearly one-fourth of the total valuation of Chelan county. It includes 53 538-1000% of the total railroad real property in Chelan county; in other words, in case of county division, Cascade county would have over one-half the railroad property (real) of the present Chelan county. DIVISION OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, AS OF SEP. M. 1922 CHELAN COUNTY CASCADE COUNTY . Assessed Assessed valuation $22,408,734.00 valuation 5,152,735.00 (estimated) Basis of apportionment of Assets & Liabilities on asses sed valuation see R & B 3817, 22.99*! PAYMENTS TO ASSETS— CASCADE COUNT? Cash $291,375.78 $ 66,987.29 Accounts receivable 402.00 92.42 Miscellaneous Assets 240,755.27 55,349.64 Fixed Assets 100.00 31.519.29 $669,633.05 $153,948.64 $153,948,64 LIABILITIES— Outstanding Warrants _ ..$ 11,942.37 $ 2,745.55 County Road Bonds 827,500.00 96.298.72 ■ ■■■■ ■—.. ■ -,— , (See Note A) 99,044.27 99.044.27 NET AMOUNT DUE CASCADE COUNTY $ 54,904.37 Note A— Cascade county charged only with amount of Road Bonds actual ly spent within its lines, as follows: Contract 1-F—Peshastin Creek Crossing $33,353.39 Contract 1-J —Leavenworth - Peshastin 36.642.05 Contract 4-A—Peshastin - Blewett Pass 16,303.28 Contract 12 —Peshastin Creek Bridge 10.000.00 Add to this a portion of general and engineering exp. From the above. Cascade county would have about 54,904.37 dol lars, or an equivalent of that sum in value, with which to start the new county and help defray the initial expenses involved in transcrib ing records, purchasing new records, certifying transcribed rec ords, etc. The Leavenworth Echo IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY— HOME OF TBS BIG RED APPLE—WHERE DOLLARS GROW ON TREES LEAVENWORTH. CHELAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922, DUMMIER, ECONOMIST, COMING E. F. Dummier, professor of Eco nomics at the state College of Wesal ■ Ington, is coming to speak in I.eav enworth and Peshastin under the auspices of the respective Commer cial Clubs of the two communities. Mr. Dummier is a well known expert on taxation and problems related to taxation. He has spent considerable of time investigating various systems of state taxation—especially the sys tems adopted in Wisconsin and New York. He will speak on state taxation at the Community building. Leaven worth, on Thursday. January 4th, at 8 p. m. This address is open to the public. No charge will be made for admission since the I.eavenworth Commercial club is bearing the ex pense of bringing him to Leaven worth. No person interested in this subject should miss this opportunity to hear this discussion. Considerable of interest has been aroused in the new tariff legislation that was passed by the last congress. This particular tariff act. known a.s the Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act. has aroused violent criticism in cer tain quarters —particularly by labor and certain farming sections of the country—and has been highly en dorsed in certain other portions of the country. In order to get some reliable information as to the facts of this tariff act. the Peshastin Com mercial club has asked Mr. Dummier to talk on "How Does the Tariff Af fect the Farmer and Consumer?," Friday. Jan. 5, at 8 p. in., at the School Auditorium. This is one num ber in the educational program of the Commercial club and everyone inter ested is urged to be present, All ex penses are cared for by the club so no admission will be charged. Both Commercial clubs extend an I invitation to everyone interested, whether living in Leavenworth. Pc- | shastin. Dryden. or elsewhere, to ! come and hear Prof. Dummier on I these two subjects, "Taxation," and i "How Does the Tariff Affect the Con- j sumer and Farmer?" wedding anniversary surprise.; Christmas Day was the anniver sary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Barkee and in celebration of the event their daughter. Mrs. Leslie Mercer, as a reminder of the oc casion, invited a few friends out for the evening. The guests arrived at about 7:30 and it was a complete sur price for Mr. and Mrs. Barkee. Five hundred was played and all present became so deeply interested that even time seemed hurried. A very nice luncheon was served and a social hour spent before the guests departed. Mr. H. E. Newell won the honors. Mrs. Newell and Floyd Rear- ' iclt shared the booby honors. Those present were F. A. Sinclair) and daughter Edith and son Fred: Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Schannach, Mr, and Mrs. H. S. Rearick and son Floyd, O. A. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Newell. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mercer and the surprised, Mr. and Mrs. Bar kee and all hope to be present at many more celebrations of the event. A piece of cut glass was presented Mr. and Mrs. Barkee by the sruests. BPWOBTH LEAGUE ELECTS. Ray Jones. President. Albert McClure. Ist Vice President. Clara Jones. 2d Vice President Mabel Lowd. T,d Vice President. Ted Kuch. 4th Vice President. Flvin West. Secretary. Alfred Derby. Treasurer. Dorcas Estelle. Organist. Following the business meeting, a social hour was enjoyed. ALL SET FOR BASKET BALL The city is to have a basket ball | team, work having already gotten ' under way to whip in I gang that car, take on anythine in North Centra! Washington. Word comes from Cash mere that they have "some" team and it is probable that the two towns will soon have opportunity to judge where they are at. Cashmere has a ! new building this year and they will no doubt want to put on a game that will be in keeping with their idea of "the fitness of thinL'-." I.eaven worth has had the !>< ■-• basket ban court in this section of the state and thai di.i credit to their surroundings,] TO SHOW PICTURES OF NEAR EAST Chelan county fraternal bodies. civic, social and religious organiza tions are to be asked to "mother" 15 orphan children who have been caught in the vast human tragedy, bo* extending throughout the Near Ka-:. banding more than two million Christian people together in a fellow ship of grief and suffering. Practically every organization in t. c county will be asked to "adopt" at leas' one homeless, parentless child left stranded and starving by the atrocities against the Christian races, typified by the recent massa cres of Christians and the burning of Christian homes in Smyrna, followed by the wholesale deportation of non- Mohamemdans by the Turkish Na tionalists. This will be one of the outstanding features of the life-saving program of the Near Fast Relief, which will open here in I.eavenworth the eve ning of Sunday, January 7. with the showing of pictures, portraying Near East conditions, at the M, E. church. Rev. A. E. Derby, as local chair man for the Near East Relief, will head the child-feeding effort in Leav enworth and vicinity. Every organi zation adopting a child wil make the adoption by the "long distance" method, merely pledging enough to provide food and care for the "foster child" for one year in an orphanage of the Near East Relief. More than 200,0(10 orphans rescued from the cold and hunger outside, are being nurtured back to health and prepared for their part in the reconstruction of the war-wrecked Near East. More than two million Christian I people, who have been driven from their homes by fire and sword as the lesult of the hatred of the Moham- I medan Turks for those who will not | forsake the Christian faith, are now ] crowded into hunger-tortured exile j camps, or are fleeing through winter I storms, with little food and only the ! clothes they can carry, seeking safe ] ty. according to E. C. Newberry, field j director for the Near Fast Relief. i Mr. Newberry has been here in Leav i enworth during the last few days ' helping to arrange details of the lo ; cal effort and the showing of the pic -1 tures at the M. E. church Sunday. January 7.—Contributed. GOOD ROAD WORK. L. C. Brender and Theo. Paine were out again last Saturday with t'e Fordson tractors fitted with snow plows and cleared the road from I.eavenworth to Peshastin and people who drove over the road Christmas day say that it was fine and they could go right along with autos. They ; demonstrated that the roads could be 1 kept open in this vicinity if the I county board would authorize the ex- I penditure of the requisite funds. Some of the main thoroughfares here in the city could also be kept open, but this might require hauling < a considerable portion of the sn i off the business streets. COMMERCIAL CLUB 1.1 NCHEON. The Civic Club will serve luncheon for the Commercial Club, beginning next Thursday. Jan 4. and the Ci- Club will hold their meeting follov . ing the luncheon. All members of both organizations are urged ■■ ' present . 1. O. <). F. INSTALL .1 \N. 12. Canton Lodge of Wenatchee will be here Jan. 12 to install the officers of the local lodire of Odd Fellows. T . ceremony will be public and all in terested are invited I ie present This year we hope will not be an ex ' ception and we will look forward to , some good games .'.hen we mix with Cashmere. Wenatchee is said to have I lot of good material for basketball and they may furnish us some entertainment. Waterville has a good team and we ' expect to seem them here. Then there Is Okanogan and other towns who will be expected to give us a run . for our money. In short, we believe that the con census of thought here is that any one who gets a decision over our team i> going to be entitle 1 tn it anil •will get the glad hand from the fans. The Resources of the Leavenworth District It is very difficult to name the principal source of income for the | people of Leavenworth, for a survey of Its resources discloses a multiplic ity of revenue producers, each inde pendent of the other and HH st of them capable of greater develop ment; some of them newly devel but now past the experimental j-taw The Lumbering Industry. The lumbering industry is probabh the largest enterprise in this inime date district, ;ts payrolls running in to thousands of dollars, most of which is spent locally. The Great Northern Lumber Company, located at the southwest corner of the city j limits of I.eavenworth. operates a ; large sawmill, cutting approximately 100,000 feet daily; a large planing mill and box factory that turns out . one and one-half million apple boxes, a large number of peach and cherry ; boxes and other crates besides a hi"' grade of finish stock; and seve . • logging camps in the country adjac ent to I.eavenworth where they have | a supply of timber estimated to last twenty years. Their payroll ap proximates $50,000 monthly. The Peshastin Lumber & Box Co.. t with offices at Peshastin. Wash.. | four miles southeast of Leavenworth, operates two sawmills with a com bined cut of about !>O.OOO feet daily and a large planing mill and box fac tory from which they turn out one • and one-half million boxes yearly be sides a large quantity of finely fin ished hierh grade stock. They also operate several logging camps in the Peshastin district where they cut their own logs from a reserve calcu lated to last another ten years. While their plant is four miles from Leav enworth. this city is their principal purchasing point and a number of their workmen live here. Their pay roll approximates $45,000 monthly. Forest Wood. tn line with the lumbering, is the production of from 75 to 100 cars of forest wood in this district. Most of this is cut from windfalls, second growth timber and isolated patches of timber of footagre impracticable to cut for lumber. Shingle Mill at Lake Wenatchee. Near the foot of Lake Wenatchee is located the C A C Mill Company's shingle mill cutting about eleven million shingles yearly. Their ship ments are made from Winton but a number of their employees are resi dents of the Lake Wenatchee district who make Leavenworth their trading point. Fruit Industry Growing. Ten years ago the apple shipments from the I.eavenworth district were but a very few cars while the crop this year will amount to 110 cars of apples, two cars of pears and about one care of grapes, bringing a total gross revenue of approximately $135,000 with an estimated yearly in crease of ten per cent for at least the next five years. This' strictly local crop is taken care of in two modern brick and tile common storage ware houses built this year with modern facilities for handling the crops eas ily for the next five years. Excellent soil, climate and an abundance of water assure- the future of this in dustry. From the Peshastin district the thipmenti of the i!>22 crop will amount to about 700 cars of apples and pears, Most of these returns are banked through the Leavenworth hanks and practically all supplies purchased of local .merchants. This district is a great revenue produce! 1 for Leavenworth and a strong sup p ■ of our lumbering industries. Hay. Grain and Cattle. Of an estimated production of 50 cars '•'.' hay. mostly alfalfa, about 12 cars were shipped out while two can of grain were produced anil used lo cally, Each year is showing a good increase in production of hay and general farm produce, the soil and climate being ideal for general fann ing and the supply of water more than sufficient. Another year will probably see an entile local consumption of locally produced haj and grain. This to the increase this year in the num bei '•( head of cattle raised locally. This year the local farmers ranged about 125 head of young stock on the I ' R rye. For 1923 they have 250 head already Mimed up with o • ije to be listed before spring. th has consumed about $16,500 wortl of locally grown beef, pork, mutton and fowls, while the lo cal markets amounts to about $76, --000, giving ample opportunity for great increase n the local production of meats. In line with the produc -1 meats is that of butter fat. Leavenworth Creamery has av eraged about 350 pounds of butterfal •• it ' ■ar and with the In crease of stock shown by a canvas of ■ ■ ■ nation, should average from 150 poUB Is a week another year This it practically all consumed in this district. Apple growe ■ are gradually being educated to the fact that general farming can profitably be included with fruit growing, a practice not followed in the past, and ■ i reduction of meats and butter •'.it is hound to increase rapidly in the next few years from this - alone. The Forest Service Is very willing to set aside reserves for herding lo cally owned stock and at present arc leasing grazing privileges to sheep owner* who bring in some 60,000 i-heep to this district each year All supplies are purchased at this place chile the sheep arc in this district, a period of about four months, pro- $2.50 TEH YEAH ducing a revenue to local merchant* of about 116,000 from the sheep own er.* as well as that portion of herders and packers' cheeks that ate left here. l>e\elopinent <>l Mining. The Leavenworth Mining district hai bewi but barely touched by pros pectort and is due for great develop ment. The most worked of any part it that at Blewett where about $2, --000,000 in gold has been taken out: at present a cyanide plant ia in op eration. In the other enri of the ilis tiict. near Red Mountain, about fortj miles north of Leavenworth, the Koyal Development Company have boupht a large number of claims and have opened .1 vast supph of copper ore, At present they an- building re duction plants, irillingr a seven-mile tunnel ami preparing to operate with a large crew another year. They plan ultimate:; to have then own smelter at or near the mine and are spending a lot of money preparing the Round) building power houses and dijrffinir the tunnel, a crew of about ten men hemp at work now with supplies sufficient for all win ter's work. This all goes through Leavenworth and their shipping point when producing will ho this city. Other claims and prospects are beulg opened up and the future as a mining- cento' is promising. Homeseekers and Tourisis. In order to stimulate the influx of people the Leavenworth Commercial Club has turned out a little booklet of particular interest to tourists anil sportsmen. The past year has seen a larsre number of this class summer ing in this district and the annual revenue from this source has been close to $16,000, A few ouf our set tlers can be attributed to this source and we find more homeseekers mix ing with the tourist? each year. As to the revenue derived from tourists, this is sure to increase greatly in the next year and thereafter v soon as the Stevens Pass highway is opened —it is now nearly completed. This highway cuts off about H5 miles in the distance from Spokane to Seattle, is the most scenic route yet. found. passe through a lot of undeveloped, tillable country adjacent to I.eaven worth and is decidedly the least dan gerous. It also affords to the resi dents of the Pound country a very pleasant week-end trip over Stevens Pass to Leavenworth and back by way of Blewett and Snoqualmie Passes. Settling Logged Off Lands. About twelve miles north of Leav enworth, the Wenatchee-Chiwawa Land company lias opened to settlers some six sections of lopped off lands and provided for sufficient irrigation to care for much more than they have put on the market. Already a large part of this land has been sold and it is but a question of time until a thriv ing community of settlers will be loading 1 at Leavenworth from this land many carloads of general farm produce, meats, butter and eggs. Further north in the Chiwawa River an<l White River and Wenatchee Kiv er valleys are many sections of land open to settlement, where now but ;i few producing farms are in opera tion. The Railroad Situation. As to the railroad situation, about which there has been so much discus sion, while Leavenworth is no longer a division point, there are at present nine freight engine crews, five pass enger engine crews and three work train crews working out of this point, with the attendant crews of repair men for minor repairs, so that Leav enworth has quite a large railroad payroll. As to the exact effect on business in general, this is hard to foretell, but hank balances, local money, are about the same as last year. Most of the merchants report a slight increase in total sales this year against last year and this at a time when general retail prices are lower than before. Leavenworth A Pine Home (in. As a home place this city is quite modern, being well supplied with the '•.•-■ drinking water, electric lights and telephone service. Catholic. Lutheran and Methodist denomina tions have pleasant places of v. and the school plant, consisting of three two-story brick buildings with a common steam heating plan!, pro vides an excellent place for the edu cation of the youth of the city. IK! \KKMAN INJURED. Oeo. Kalakoiky, braking on the local switch freight, was hurt in the yards of the O. X. Lumber Co. Wed nesday evenintr. He was ridinjr on the side of a car when he failed to clear a piece of timber on another car on an adjacent tracV. Three of his ribs were fractured. He ii at the Comunity hospital and will no doubt rapidly recover thought at this writ ine it was rather early to make a statement. WOODMEN'S DANCE MONDAY NIGHT. The Woodmen's dance, formerly an nounced for Saturday niirht, has been postponed to Monday ni^ht (New- Years) and everyone i- invited to come. I come. waltz, jazzy music and a Pr\7f \vu!tz. ja77y n-,ii«!c and a L'f<od time for all,