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NEWS OF THE WEEK IN COLVILLE
E. A. Bennett was a Spokane business visitor
Mrs. Frank Habeine and son, Earl, have gone to
Portland, Oregon, where they will remain for the
Mrs. George W. Thomas is visiting with her
brother at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and will return
George Camp, the city merchant delivery man,
went to Okanogan county last week to attend a
suit in the superior court of that county in which
he is interested.
Mrs. George B. Burdsal, wife of cashier Burdsal
of the Bank of Colville, returned: this week from a
visit with relatives in Spokane.
William Miller, who has been suffering with an
incipient attack of typhoid for the past two weeks,
has so far recovered as to be on the streets again.
About half of the Examiner's plant is some
where on the water-logged railways of the east.
The three billion dollars of water recently squeezed
from New York stocks may have completely sub
merged it. We have part of the plant and a few
hopes. This issue is produced under these condi
tions. That's all.
Stevens county can be discounted by no section
of the country in weather. These autumn days,
famed by the name of Indian summer, give a re
laxation from the busy summer of production in
the many lines of industry. Nature offers her
golden tribute on foliage and tree, and the balmy
air blends all in harmony with the dying year.
Colville is just now enjoying a very active build
ing boom. More than a dozen residences are in
course of construction, and two substantial church
buildings are being built, the Christian and Metho
dist denominations. These houses of worship are
being established upon stone foundations and will
be completed by spring at a cost of about $5,000 each.
R. A. Thayer received advices from Grand Chan
celor Orno Strong of Spokane that the application
of local members of Knights of Pythias of Colville
has been received, and as soon as the grand record
keeper of the state approves the same a lodge of
that very excellent order will be organized here.
Mr. Thayer expects the new lodge to be instituted
about the middle or last of November.
Lost—A .22-caliber single-shot Stevens rifle on
the road between Addy and Colville last Saturday.
Reward offered if returned to the Examiner.
Miss Chloe Clark, who has spent the last year at
the home of her uncle, J. D. Millspaugh, and as
sisted as clerk at the Leader, has returned to her
home at Sprague.
John Welty of Meyers Falls was in Colville
last week and part of his time investigating
the feasibility of starting a freight line between
his town and Spokane. The present first-class rate
between these points is $1.08. A six-horse team
can haul 9,000 pounds each way in six days for $1
or less a hundred, and this would not only give
the sections between Meyers Falls, Colville and
Spokane a lower freight rate, but would afford a
greater convenience in many ways, open up a
home industry, and leave more of our money in
the county. Such a proposition is worthy of inves
tigation by the merchants of this county, by the
farmers and by the fruitgrowers.
The Stevens County Interdenominational Sunday
School convention convened in the Congregational
church in this city last Thursday and Friday and
was a most interesting gathering. A number of
similar meetings have been held in the county, but
this year the association has placed itself in per
manent position and each year hereafter a county
convention of the Sunday school workers will be
called. About 50 delegates, representing 16 orga
nized Sunday schools, were present. The county
was divided into districts and $100 was raised to
promote the work for the coining year. Workers
are to be sent to all parts of the county and teach
ing and preaching services are to be provided for
the most remote portions of the county.
Rev. G. H. Wilber, pastor of the Colville Con
gregational church, was moderator of the conven
tion. George H. McCrea of Chewelah performed
the duties of secretary. The officers elected for
the ensuing year are Rev. A. M. McClain, Kettle
Falls, president; Rev. W. H. Boddy, Colville, vice
president; Miss Daisy L. Hard, Colville, secretary;
Mrs. Ella V. Hanna, Colville, treasurer. Among
the ministers present at the meeting were Rev. C.
J. Boppell, superintendent Sunday school work for
Washington and Idaho; Rev. J. T. Percival, secre
tary for the same field; Rev. W. C. Merritt, gen
eral field worker for the United States; Rev. E. F.
Spicer, Northport; Rev. A. M. McClain, Kettle
Falls; Revs. J. C. Beach and F. D. Healey, Che
welah; Revs. C. S. Treadwell, G. H. Wilber, H. A.
Sheldon, W. H. Boddy, Colville.
A number of interesting lectures were delivered
during the convention. Especially was this true
of a discourse by Rev. Mr. Merritt, who told of his
experiences at the world's fifth Sunday school con
vention in Rome last May. The fact that the church
was crowded to its capacity each day of the meet
ing speaks well for the interest in Sunday school
work in Stevens county.