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Letters from Mr. and Mrs. George Burdsal re
port a pleasant trip to Chicago. Mr. Burdsal says
the money market is observed to be much tighter
as one travels east.
Miss Mary L. Nichol, formerly a teacher in the
Colville schools, was here from Spokane Thursday
visiting her many friends.
Mies Emma Graham lost her gold watch Dec. 26
between the court house and her home. Her name
is engraved on it. If it is found and returned, the
finder will receive a new watch as a reward.
County Superintendent Daisy Hard and her as
sistant Miss Dora Chrysler ate New Year's dinner
at the Walston home seven miles northwest of
The 1700 feet of sewer pipe loading 1 to the outlet
have been laid by Contractor Joe Scale, and work
on the outlet is progressing rapidly. Work so far
clone has been approved and accepted by City En
gineer J. B, Thomas. The manhole covers, cast
ings and iron work have all been bought from the
Chewelah foundry, Mr. Scale going there this
week to look after the material.
W. L. Sax, U. S. weather observer for Colville,
makes report for December as follows: Maximum
temperature, 45 en the sth; minimum, G on the
18th; mean maximum, 36; mean minimum, 24;
mean 30; greatest daily range, 19. Precipitation
was 2.83; greatest in 24 hours, 50 on the 25th;
snowfall 16 inches. Clear days 4, cloudy 23, part
cloudy 4. Precipitation for the year was 20.86,
which was over 3 inches more than the average,
17.47. Precipitation for December was 1.02 more
than normal. During the year there were 170
clear days, and 70 partly clear. Wind is seldom
greater than 10 miles an hour in this vicinity. Mr.
Sax has been weather observer here over seven
Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Boddy returned Wednes
day from their wedding trip and are now at home
to their many friends.
An enjoyable club dance was held at Eagles'
hall New Year's eve by about 15 couples of young
people. Light refreshments were served by F. E.
Studebaker, the caterer, and the new year was
properly introduced and given a trial before the
evening's social was ended.
Mrs. W. M. Wilson of Chewelah came to the
hospital Sunday for an operation, which was per
formed by Dr. L. B. Harvey. Mrs. Wilson is do
ing nicely, but may be here several weeks.
Joe Barbee, "miner, prospector, hunter and woods
man, has been calling on his Colville friends this
Ask your dealer for "Colville's Best" flour.
E. J. Palmer, teamster for P. J. Kirk, is about
again this week after being off some days as a re
sult of an injury sustained in handling baled hay.
The Misses Flossie and Frankie Dickson and
Iva Dickey of Chewelah were Colville New Year's
Thursday evening of last week, after prayer
meeting, a number of the members of the Free
Methodist church went to the home of District
Elder Bean and presented him with a sum of
money that had been contributed by some of the
On New Year's day at 11 o'clock Will C. Spedden
and Miss Orpha Hardenbrock and Thomas L.
Montgomery and Mis 3 Roxia Wingham were uni
ted in marriage at the home cf Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Wingham by Rev. G. H. Wilbur. After the cere
mony, those present partook of a wedding- dinner,
and the young couples left on the afternoon train
for Spokane, where they will spend their honey
moon. All their friends join in congratulations
and wish them happiness and success along life's
At the Congregational church next Sunday
morning eleven or twelve persons will bo received
into church membership. The sacraments will be
administered, and all are cordially invited to at
tend. In the evening there will be a special New
Year's service, consisting of a solo by Miss Moxon,
duets, quartettes and anthems by the choir, and a
New Year's address by the pastor.
The management of the opera house announces
that on Monday, January 13, Opie Read, the cele
brated novelist and lecturer, will entertain the
people of Colville in his lecture entitled "First One
Thing and Then Another," which is a sparkling
gem of wit and humor. It is net so much what
Mr. Read says as his way of saying it. Mr. Read
is a big fellow, physically and mentally, so full of
vivacity and life, that his very presence is like a
breath of pure fresh air. Mr. T>c?a\ says that this
is his last lecture tour for at least ten years, as
he has signed a contract with a great theatrical
firm to write one play a year for that length of
time. They are to give him $10,000 a year for
ten years and he thinks, if he tries hard, that he
can manage to live on that—that is he and Mrs.
Read and the little Reads. In the meantime he is
taking a sort of a farewell tour of the west, with
his eyes very wide open for "color" and his ears
pointed forward for "characters." If you are
good material, ycu may some day discover your
self in a great metropolitan play, provided he hap
pens to see you; but you can stand most anything
for the sake of seeing and hearing Opie Read. Re
member the date, Monday, Jan. 13. Tickets on
sale Monday, Jan. 6, at opera house.