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Walter Woodard of Addy was a business caller
Earl Godfrey of Godfrey was in Colville Tues
day and Wednesday.
M. A. Turner of Blue Creek was registered at
Hotel Colville Wednesday.
P. Henrick, who owns a ranch on Deep creek,
was in town Thanksgiving.
The Boss Store gave away 81 Thanksgiving tur
keys with merchandise this week.
J. D. Rogers, formerly claim agent of the S. F.
& N., was in Colville Sunday visiting relatives.
Miss Bertha Strauss was missed from her accus
tomed place in the Boss Store the fore part of the
week, the cause being illness.
Mrs. P. R. Parks and little daughter have been
visiting during the week with Mrs. Parks' parents,
Mr. and Mrs. D. Fager, on Narcisse Creek.
Rev. and Mrs. G. H. Wilbur and Miss Margaret
Mitchell spent Thanksgiving at the home of C. R.
McMillen and family four miles south of town.
Fred Hall, son of A. A. Hall east of town, and
his family arrived Thursday evening from Minne-j
waukon, N. D., with their household furniture and-*
nine head of horses, intending to make Colville
their future home.
An enjoyable masquerade skate was held Wed
nesday evening at the roller rink. First prizes
for costumes went to Roy Acorn, smoking set, and
Daisy Neely, a leather postcard album. A large
attendence was present until a late hour.
Henry Doren of Echo, Oregon, was in town on
business for several days this week. He disposed
of his farm four miles northwest of town a year
ago and moved to Oregon, but does not consider
that country any better than Stevens county.
Union Thanksgiving services were held at the
Free Methodist church Thursday at 10:30. The
address was delivered by Rev. H. A. Sheldon of
the Methodist Episcopal church. Union praise
service occupied the evening at the Baptist church.
The attendance at the meetings was large.
Orin Wooley of Marshfield, Oregon, and Bertha
Phillips of Colville, were married Wednesday
evening at 7:30 at the home of the bride's father,
David Phillips, Rev. H. A. Sheldon officiating.
Only the immediate relatives and friends were
present. They leave for their future home in
Don't delay coming for those Christmas photos.
Give us time to get you up some fine ones for gifts.
Justus & Treadwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Will McDonald expect to take their
childred to Spokane Monday for a surgical opera
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Congregational
church will serve a "New England Dinner" in
connection with the fair December 6 and 7.
D. M. Ogden, graduate from the Portland dental
school, took the Washington examination this
week at Spokane by the state board of dental
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Winter, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Winter and T. Winter drove to Kettle Falls Thanks
giving where they were entertained by Messrs.
and Mesdames N. B. Wheeler and J. M. Williams
at the Wheeler residence.
The man who even intimates that the Reveille is
not a democrat paper, and run in the nterest of the
party, under the present management, is either a
damphool or can't read plain print.—Reveille,
This is surely a complimentary statement to make
regarding the democratic organization of Stevens
Captain George K. Armstrong, a former resident
and merchant of Colville, has returned from Sew
ard, Alaska, where he has spent the last seven
months, and will remain in Colville several weeks.
Captain Armstrong has been associated with the
war department', in charge of road construction.
The government receives annually from licences
in Alaska $280,000 and is turning this fund to the
construction of roads, with an additional appropri
ation last year of $120,000. Four wireless stations
have been built and are in successful operation at
Nome, St. Michaels, Fairbanks and Dawson.
Captain Armstrong is enthusiastic over the oppor
tunities which Alaska offers in several lines. He
exhibits several ounces of placer gold which he
washed from a claim in which he is interested,
and has rich samples of gold and copper ore.
He does not recommend farming. Climate and
soil are all right, but short seasons do not permit
full growth. Grass grows from 2to 8 feet high,
but time is not sufficient for it to properly cure.
Hay sells at $60 a ton. Sitka has an experimental
farm where small vegetables are successfully
grown. All timber and homestead claims are 320
acres and great bodies of spruce, alder, birch,
cottonwood and hemlock are to be had, although
it can not be shipped out of Alaska. The Captain
found several Stevens county residents in and
about Seward—B. Moore, former owner of the
Bank of Colville; Gray, of Kettle Falls; James
Slater, brother of John 8., and others from this
vicinity. He expects to return to Alaska next