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NEWS OF STEVENS COUNTY f
Superior Court Proceedings
April 11, State of Washington vs. Chas. Spencer,
April 11, State of Washington vs. Geo. Rancour,
April 11, State of Washington vs. Fred Miller,
April 13, in the matter of the foreclosure of
certificate of delinquency No. 1013, W. J. Stamb
augh vs. unknown owner, pending.
April 13, papers" served in divorce case of De
borah Cameron vs. John Cameron.
April 13, in the matter of foreclosure of certifi
cate No. 1015, D. M. Rrichards vs. E. 0. Snod
April 13, Divorce, Emelin Whitney vs. Fred A.
April 14, H. M. Warwick vs. W. P. Morrison et
April 16, Addy Aerie No. 1576, F. 0. E. vs. U.
S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. Pending.
Cases set for trial: State of Washington vs. J.
M. Pitts, May 4. Ernest Elliott (Set for trial but
books do not show date); Ludwig, do. W. Camp
bell vs. S. F. &N. R. R., May 18. Dean Lumber
Co. vs. C. J. Cimball, May 5. Keller vs. Higgen
botham, May 6. L. B. Harvey vs. Thoni, May 7.
Blackmore-White vs. Lewis, May 7. Johnson vs.
Pend d'Oreille, May 11. Martin vs. Godfrey, May
12 and 13. Knutson vs. Malde, May, 14. County
of Stevens vs. Hunter, et al, May 15 and 16.
2698. -L. N. Wood vs. B. M. Hervey. Motion
for bond for cost granted. Fifteen days allowed
in which to file bond.
532. - Estate of Nannie Bramley. Petition for
sale of real estate granted.
555. Estate of Robert Pautz. Petition for
publication of testinony of subscribing witness.
2649. Mamie Dery vs. George Dery. Motion
for default granted.
2619. —In reassignment of W. B. Dingle et ux.
Hearing on petition for confirmation of sale.
2713. - Gust Hensing vs. Bert Hall et al. Mo
tion to dismiss granted. Cost to plaintiff.
State of Washington vs. John M. Pitts. Mo
tion to quash informatian overruled, demurrer
overruled. Defendant called to bar.
Estate of Edwin R. Nicholas. Petition for ap
pointment of administrator granted. George R.
Shaver appointed as administrator, bond $200.
State of Washington vs. Chas. Hubert et al.
County Commissioners' Proceedings
The board of county commissioners met in regu
lar April session on Monday, April 6, all members
J. H. Noah appointed road supervisor district No.
1, bond $500.
Permit to sell liquor granted McDougal & Moore
at Blue Creek.
On petition for change of county road from
across lots 5, 8, 11, 30-33-41 to line of lots and
across lot 11, granted and survey ordered.
On petition a road was granted and survey or
dered commencing in 24-35-40 northwest to 5-35-41.
T. B. Mitchell granted liquor license at Bossburg.
Plat of Jaynes ad Newport appproved.
Registers appointed for precincts outside incor
porate towns: J. M. McDonald, Newport; E. W.
Burrows, Springdale; Hugh Munro, Kettle Falls;
F. B. Goetter, Colville.
Road granted commencing 20 rods east of west
line 29-33-40 northeast to east line 20-33-40, and
Plat of Parkside ad Kettle Falls approved.
Petition for electric road at Kettle Falls contin
ued to May 6 by request.
The following road petitions rejected for follow
reasons: Seeley road, same as Goss road; Joseph
Luft road, unable to secure right of way; J. A.
Phalon road, same reason; Jefferson Marble Com
pany road, too expensive to construct; W. O. Van
Horn road, unable to secure right of way; Chas.
Brown, road already established.
On petition, Eagle precinct is abandoned and
placed in Chewelah precinct, also southwest cor
Godfrey precinct established, comprised as fol
lows: Northeast corner 27-38-37, thence south two
miles, east to west bank river, south and west
along west bank river to mouth of Kettle river,
north on east bank to line between sections 20 and
29-38-37, there to place of beginning. Voting place
to be school house, district No. 122.
License granted J. R. Wheeler to conduct ferry
Suveyor's reports approved, plats and field notes
accepted, following roads ordered opened: Baker,
No. 163; W. A. Sloan, No. 223; J. H. Knapp, No.
220; S. C. Sturman, No. 175.
Board inspected poor farm on April 9.
April 10, on hearing of O. T. Berg, board found
same to be an established road and declared same
open to public, width 50 feet.
April 11, board visited the new Lapray bridge
over Little Spokane river and accepted same as
Wm. Woodbury No. 191 and W. G. Campbell
roads ordered opened after approval of surveyor's
Meadows Creek voting precinct established with
voting place at school house, No. 128.
The Colville Examiner, Saturday, April 18, 1908
Stephen W. Weed granted liquor license at Mey
ers Falls, Gardner & Schueltheis at Metaline.
Petition for vacation of alley in block 24, Meyers
Falls set for hearing May 7.
Following bridges declared unsafe, emergency
declared, and John Acorn employed to repair same:
Blue Creek, No. 337 and 338; Orin No. 306.
E. D. Growden, who has been living on a ranch
up Sherman creek in the forest reserve, moved
his family to Kettle Falls Tuesday.
The sawmill has closed for a few days waiting
for a fresh run of logs.
W. L. Rule sold his ranch on the other side of
the river this week. He will move to Kettle Falls.
Frank Day and Eli Eusor from over the river
are putting in the concrete foundation for Mr.
Stambaugh's new house.
Dr. Lee is treating his house to a new coat of
Geo. A. Campbell, a well-known rancher from
•Columbia Falls, Mont, has been looking over the
country the past week with a view to future invest
ment. He is a very pleasant gentleman to meet.
Mr. Gillson the Meyers Falls stonemason has
been plying his trade in Kettle Falls the past few
The Presbyterian ladies are to give a sacred con
cert in the church Friday night. It should be well
Both the Presbyterian and Baptist congregations
will have services appropriate for Easter Sunday.
The Presbyterian Sunday school will have its
offering for missions. The Baptists meet in Fish's
Quite a discussion has been aroused by the pro
ject to make an irrigation district out of the land
covered by the Fruitland irrigation ditch. There
is quite a difference of opinion as to the feasibility
of the project. We hope the matter will be thor
oughly discussed in a candid and careful way and
the best interests of the valley be subserved.
The question of cleaning the streets and alleys
of our little city was discussed at the council meet
ing last Thursday night. Such a thing is needed
and will help the appearance of things in a marked
Improvement at Cronin
Cronin, Wash., April 7.
Editor Colville Examiner: I ask for a small space
in the columns of your paper. I wish to show'your
readers how a rustling homesteader is making a
fine home and ranch near us on the south fork of
Albert Loiselle of Ferry county drove from
Northport May 7, to a claim adjoining Patrick
Cronin's claim on the west. Jack O'Conner was
the former owner. Mr. Loiselle looked the claim
over and purchased it. There were no improve
ments on the claim except a cabin 14x16. On
June 8 Mr. Loiselle came up and began to improve
the claim, but his family of a wife and four child
ren did not arrive until July 6. There is now a
nice farm house, one and one-half story 24x30,
the first of its kind in our district. Across the
road he has erected a large barn 28x32 feet with
a projecting roof in front, and has room for ten
head of horses and four cows. He has started
another barn the same size just in the rear of the
first, to put his fall crop of hay in.
Mr. Loiselle expects to sow 17 acres to oats, bar
ley and peas soon. He has been busily engaged
all winter slashing and clearing. For the last
week he has been busy with his fine team pulling
stumps. He has the finest natural flow of water
to be seen any where. The spring is only 20 yards
from the door of the house and has a flow the size
of a man's waist.
He expects to drive a well back of the barn which
will til]) the vein to obtain easy access to water for
his stock and will use the overflow for irrigation.
This man's labor certainly shows the people in
this vicinity what one man can do with what
Uncle Sam gives him if he is willing to exert him
self a little.
It looks good to see a five-acre piece of good,
clean land, where three months ago there were
trees. If you pass this way stop and feed your
self at his place. He has a good cook.
If Mr. Loiselle has his health, in another year
he will show a well improved farm. Mr. Loiselle
will throw his house open to guests on the night of
April 30, his birthday, for a big dance.
Patrick Cronin has a claim that cannot be beaten
anywhere in the county for a first class stock
The Farmers' Cooperative Produce and Supply
Co., organized at Northport with a capital stock of
$20,000, filed its articles of incorporation with
the county auditor this week. Its officers will be:
J. Westerman, president; John Christianson, vice
president; John Selmer, secretary and treasurer;
these with F. M. Turner, L. Berger and H. Mc-
Inerney will constitute the board of trustees. The
company is organized to do a general merchandise
and produce business in Northport.
Notice is hereby given that a delegate conven
tion of the democratic party of the state of Wash
ington is called to meet at Spokane, Washington,
on the 18th day of May, 1908, at 11 a. m., for the
purpose of electing ten delegates to represent this
state at the national convention to be held in the
city of Denver, Colorado, on the 7th day of July,
1908, and to transact such other business as may
properly come before the said convention.
Mr. Davis and daughter of
Kettle Falls passed through
Meyers Falls enroute to North
port where they were elected
delegates to the Sunday school
Mrs. Florence Forber of Sand
Point, Idaho, is visiting her
mother Mrs. J. E. Randall.
Mrs. Grey, who has taken the
Hotel Randall, is pleasing the
Our school has closed; we only
had seven months which is to be
Miss Belva Burcham spent
several days with Meyers Falls
friends the past week.
Miss Minnie Moseley of Colville
visited her mother the past few
Mr. Walsh of Colville has ac
cepted a position with the Co
lumbia Gateway and contem
plates moving his family here.
The Kettle Falls baseball club
crossed bats with the Meyers
Falle nine last Sunday; the score
stood 7 to 9 in favor of Kettle
Mr. Sparks of Spokane, owner
of Plantations, spent several
days in Meyers Falls the past
week. He disposed of several
tracts of land while here.
Everett Hubbard of Colville is
here surveying for Mr. Sparks.
Dr. Parker of Kettle Falls um
pired the ball game here Sunday
and as usual gave good satisfac
Stanley Smith has returned to
his studies at Pullman.
B. F. Biggs, manager of Plant
ations, is in Meyers Falls attend
ing to his many sales.
Spring weather has arrived at
last and the ladies look forward
to wearing summer dresses and
hats with comfort on Easter.
Taylor Barnett received a sur
prise Thursday evening in the
form of a brother who arrived at
that time from Arkansas on a
visit. The brothers, who have
not met for twenty-six years, are
enjoying themselves. Mr. Bar
nett expresses himself as well
pleased with this county.
H. 0. Langdell was a Bear
Creek visitor Sunday.
Mrs. Zanoah Reed visited Mrs.
Chas. McKeown at White Lake a
few days last week.
Ben Kroll left for the mines
We are glad to note that C. C.
McKeown has again been ap
pointed road supervisor. During
his encumbency last year our
roads were worked more than at
any previous time.
Jury Commissioners Jacob Sti
tzel and A. B. Sansburn Satur
day drew the panel of 60 trial
jurors to report for duty at the
meeting of the jury sessoin which
will convene May 4. The jurors
are: L. R. Ross, B. A. Jones,
Tervald Olson, John Hendershot,
Louie Bern, Byron J. Scott, W.
F. Miller, George Parkons, C. S.
Peregine, B. J. Gallagher, Uriah
N. Miller, Josh Story, R. S. Proc
tor, Abel Carpenter, Clarence
T. Marklam, John Acorn, David
Moore, F. Broton, W. T. Kirk,
James Miller, John Gardner,
William Couts, J. H. James, J. A.
Noble, W. R. Duncan, F. L. Cov
ell, George Benson, W. E. Mar
tin, J. P. Curry, Ed Davis, Fred
Hermeyer, Francis Rickard,
Henry Croukhit, H. A. Mitchell,
W. B. Narville, Ray Mclntosh,
E. F. Carlisle, F. L. Kirklin, R.
Frankie, William Ganauny, J. B.
Samuels, C. M. Druland, A. L.
Carmichael, Nels P. Pearson,
Peter N. Linder, J. R. Coulter,
C. J. Root, F. A. Craig, J. H.
Newhouse, W. L. Morris, George
L. Rand, John Cornwall, C. R.
Day, H. Clark, S. K. Owen,
George H. Bobier, D. W. Porter,
E. R. Grant, A. C. Burnside,
Wallace W. Clark.
David St. Pierre, near Meyers
Falls, has leased his ranch to
Guy and Walter St. Pierre, his
Miss Ella Johnson of Chewelah
receives this year's senior ward
of merit at the state normal at
i THE LOCAL NEWS I
George Seal has been confined
at home for several days the past
week by his old enemy, the
F. H. McDermont was here
Monday to complete moving his
household effects to Spokane,
where he will reside in the
The extensive improvements
at the Congregational church
were finished this week, and the
church has a rejuvenated "Eas
John Bums was discharged
from the Harvey hospital Tues
day morning, and is well on the
road to complete recovery.
The report published recently
that Rusch Bros, had purchased
the Chewelah brickyard of Mr.
Mowatt was erroneous.
E. 0. Snodgrass was in town
Tuesday from Valley. Mr. Snod
grass has sold the furniture and
leased his hotel at Valley to a
Mr. Doerflinger, from Butte,
Montana, for a term of three
G. B. Ide sold, this week, Tom
Baldridge's place four miles east
of town to Fred Stoltz, for
$2,000. Also, Jno. Bluemcke's
place, one mile east of Echo post
office, to Mosmeier and Verule
F. Barman and daughter, Ce
leste, left Tuesday for a six
weeks visit in Chicago, 111.,
where they will join his daugh
Rusch Bros, received a car of
lime Tuesday that is very accept
able at this time, as many of the
ranchers have been ready for
their spring spraying for some
time, only lacking the material.
Fred Thomas, son of Surveyor
J. B. Thomas, returned Saturday
evening after a two years ab
sence. He is also a surveyor
and came last from Newport,
this state, where he has been
surveying for the new railroad.
Dick Thomas, son of J. B.
Thomas, arrived first of the
week for a visit at home and to
meet his brother Fred. Dick is
well known here, having for
merly been leader of the Colville
band. He is now located at
C. K. Baeumle, who took pos
session of the Hotel Lee cafe
last Saturday, reports business
satisfactory. Naturally it would
be so, for Mr. Baeumle is a first
class man in his line and has
amply efficient help and accom
modation for a large trade.
Mrs. L. C. Smith has recovered
two of the three horses she lost
two weeks ago. Francis Town
send ran across them Sunday in
Nelson's pasture, and secured
two of them, but the other got
The Gerhart-Bradrick Lumber
Co. at Meyers Falls has leased a
large tract of land near the river
as a site for the new planing
mill which that company intends
to erect this year.
A meeting was called for Mon
day at Chewelah for the purpose
of reorganizing the fire company,
which has been defunct since
S. T. Roe is ill at the hospital
Miss Lucy Diffenbacher has
been announced for a pianologue
recital at Chewelah next week.
She gave a recital in Colville
several weeks ago which was
See the Colville Land Company
for business chances. They have
some new ones that are excep
Rex Lime and Sulphur Spray
for fruit trees, at Carroll's.
Call and see the Colville Land
Company for some cheap buys
in houses and lots this week.
Linoleums in stock at Kelly's.
Rev. Father Caldi of the Mis
sion, who had an operation at the
hospital, is doing well.
The dinner given yesterday and
today by the ladies' aid of the
Christian church, has received
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Winter
and Mrs. F. B. Goetter returned
on last night's train from Spo
kane, the rain and mud compell
ing them to desert the auto,
which will come on later in
charge of the chauffeur.
The furniture house of J. H.
Lasswell & Son has presented the
Christian church with a fine
chapel organ, which will be a
pleasing addition to the equip
ment of the new church.
The Masonic Quartet of Spo
kane will appear at the opera
house on the evening of May 6,
under the auspices of the local
W. C. Wilkes, traveling freight
agent of the Great Northern rail
road, was in town Thursday, in
vestigating freight conditions
and talking with business men
Mrs. Henry Schoner, who has
been at the hospital several
weeks, returns to her home at
E. B. Warren moved his family
and household furniture to Spo
kane the first of the week, where
he will enter the employ of the
Union Trust Company.
All the livery rigs in Colville,
and then some, will be required
to carry the crowd of people who
wish to go to Kettle Falls tomor
row to witness the big game be
tween the Colville and Kettle
A daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. I. N. Durrell on Mon
Word has been received of the
death of Mrs. Susie Stewart on
Tuesday, the 7th, at Dcs Moines,
lowa. Cancer of the stomach was
the cause of death, and she en
dured great suffering. She was
the sister of H. T. Jonas and the
aunt of Mrs. John Murray, Ern
est Jonas and Patsie Jonas.
Earl Sackett and John Stewart
of Orient were Colville visitors
"Comrades," a play, will be
presented at the opera house next
Wednesday evening, April 22, by
the High School Athletic Club,
under the supervision of Prof.
W. 0. Cummings. The proceeds
will be used for furthering high
school athletics. Those in the
cast are: LeeMantz, Clark Mills
paugh, Ronald Slater, Warren
Lane, Zella Wright, Mary Ide,
Flora Simpson. The Mather-
McFarland-Matini orchestra will
furnish music. Practice on this
play has been in progress for the
last six weeks and the result will
be eagerly awaited by the public.
Tickets will be on sale Monday at
Terry's, reserved 50c, general
35c, children 25c.
J. C. Hutchinson, postmaster
at Evans, was transacting busi
ness in town Monday, besides at
tending the county convention.
An enjoyable dance was held
at Vernon Underwood's in the
Basin last Saturday evening.
About 30 couples were present
and a lap supper was served.
An enjoyable party was given
last Saturday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. B. W.
Emery by the Misses Mitchell
and Bailey. About thirty of
their friends passed a pleasant
evening in playing 500 and in
dancing. Elaborate refresh
ments were served on the small
Those wishing Burbank seed
potatoes call on Alvin Miller at
List your property with Ham
mond. He does sell. Your farm
may be just what the other fel
low may want
High grade pianos at Kelly's.
Wanted, at once, teamster for
sawmill work. Inquire of the