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A Weekly Journal of
Issue Number 169
By her who in this month is born,
No gems save garnets should be worn,
They will insure her constancy,
True friendship and fidelity.
We have a beautiful line of deep red
garnets set in brooches, rings, scarf
* pins, etc.
Our low prices, considering quality, will
B. G. RICH
Do You Know
the power that is cheapest for you to use is electricity?
Cheaper, cleaner and safer than gasoline or steam. If
you are using power or contemplating using any, call
on us and let us show you the many advantages of
Stevens County Power & Light Co.
Jewelry at Cost
Notice to any and all persons
I have in my Edison store one showcase of
as good jewelry as can be had in Colville,
and with as good a guaranty, and I will sell
all jewelry at cost, and will show you the
original price just to show you how you are
being robbed by the profit on jewelry/
The Nicest That
Money Can Bujr
The Examiner Office
A good 25c meal served at all hours
We give quick service
MEXICAN CHILI 10c
Ivan Faugsteed, Prop.
South of Rickey Block
JOHN W.WAUSH. Prop.
Fine Team* and Turnout* Hones Boarded
Cbe Colville Examiner
Colville, Stevens County, Washington, Saturday, January 21, 1911
Governor M. E. Hay is making arrangements for
the printing by the state of the official song, "Dear
Old Washington," the words of which were writ
ten by Burton E. Hilborn, a Spokane newspaper
man. Joseph E. Howard, the well known popular
song composer, wrote the music.
The song will be printed by the state and fur
nished to the orphans' asylums of Spokane, Seattle
and Tacoma at cost, li cents per copy. The
asylums will sell copies to raise money for the
support of the orphans.
A feature of the song is the unique cover, bear
ing the great seal of the state of Washington, the
signature of Governor Hay and his "0. X.," the
signature of Captain I. M. Howell, secretary of
state, and tha heading "Selected as the Official
Song of the State of Washington." It is unlikely
that the song can be printed in quantities before
the adjournment of the legislature, as the state
printing office is blocked with work on the multi
tude of bills at present.
"You can't see my husband. He is not at home."
"But, madam, I want to see him the worst way."
• "Well, if that's the way you want to see him
you'd better sit right there on the steps until he
comes from the club."
"I suppose," said a sympathetic neighbor, "that
you will erect a handsome monument to your
"To his memory?" echoed the tearful widow.
"Why poor John hadn't any. I was sorting over
some of his clothes today, and I found the pockets
full of letters I had given him to post."
Declaring it utterly useless and worthless, a
thing without good, C. S. Reed, warden at the
state penitentiary at Walla Walla, has formally
consigned the prison lock-step to the oblivion from
which it came. Since the beginning the lock-step
has been the custom at. the penitentiary. When
the prisoners came in to their meals or marched
out to them they did so in the lock-step. The
lock-step, stripes and other relics of a more bar
barous age are a thing of the past at Walla Walla.
"The lock-step and the striped suits," says Warden
Reed, "have come down to us from the past. Why
or how they originated is now of little interest. It
suffices that whatever may have been the reasons
which actuated their originators, they do not hold
good today. The lock-step serves no purpose. It •
accomplishes no good. It is a senseless custom
which has outlived its time. The striped suit has
not been seen here for some time. The prisoners
wear plain gray clothes, with no distinguishing
mark but the prison number."
The department of the interior has been asked
to intervene in behalf of the entrymen on the Spo
kane Indian reservation whom the Northern
Pacific railroad is trying to oust in s.uits recently
Judge James Llewellyn, chief law clerk of the
land office, received a telegram from Mabel D. Mc-
Nickle of Springdale, who obtained claim No. 1 on
the reservation, asking the government to defend
her title. Other claimants have made similar
The department is in some doubt as to whether
it should allow itself to be drawn into the case or
let the entrymen fight it out with the railroads.
However, a recommendation has been made to
Secretary Ballinger by his legal advisors that the
attorney general be asked either to intervene on
behalf of the Indians whose original titles are
clouded by the Northern Pacific suit or that gov
ernment counsel appear on behalf of the claimants.
The Northern Pacific contends that under its
original grant it received every odd numbered sec
tion on the Spokane Indian reservation, while the
government's contention always has been that
lands on the reservation were excepted from such
The house committee on the census, after many
weeks of hard work, has whittled the house mem
bership under the new census down to 432, which
will be a gain of 41 seats in the house. When
Arizona and New Mexico are admitted the number
will be inreased to 435, being three additional.
Under the bill as now framed the south gains 10
members, counting Oklahoma as a southern state.
The north gains 31. The gains are divided as
South—Alabama, 1; Florida, 1; Georgia, 1; Lou
isiana, 1; Oklahoma, 3; Texas, 2; West Virginia, 1.
North—California, 3; Colorado, 1; Illinois, 2;
Massachusetts, 3; Michigan, 1; Minnesota, 1; Mon
tana, 1; New Jersey, 2; New York, 6; Ohio, 2;
Oregon, 1; Pennsylvania, 4; South Dakota, 1;
Utah, 1; Washington, 2.
The United States supreme court has decided
that a woman can not bring an action and recover
damages for assault and battery upon her person
by her husband. This opinion was given in the
case of Mrs. Jessie E. Thompson against her hus
band Charles N. Thompson. She sued for $7000
damages for a beating which her husband gave
her. The supreme court of the United States has
do'ided that a husband may pummel his wife all
he pleases, and she can not sue him for damages
to tier person. If her husband tries to get her
property or to damage it, she can sue him and re
cover, but he can beat or kHI her and she has no
recourse for damages. Chief Justice Hughes and
•Justices Harlan and Holmes dissented from the
judgment of the court. The decision was thus
made affimative by a vote of four to three.
Republican spellbinders have intimated the dem
ocratic party stands for free trade. Absolute free
trade is impractical with the United States. Every
country in the world, including Great Britain,
levies some tariff, and this country must always
The democratic position on the subject is sub
stantially as follows:
The government should never collect one penny
more of revenue than necessary to administer its
afVairs with rigid economy.
The lowest rate that will yield the greatest
amount of revenue should be imposed.
Luxuries should always bear the highest revenue
Experience has vindicated the wisdom of
aclvalorem duties as being the correct practice.
Revenue duties should be laid so as to operate
with equality throughout the Union, discriminat
ing neither for nor against any class or section.
Absolute necessities should go on the free list.
There should be imposed a revenue duty upon
practically all imports, with certain exceptions.
These exceptions should be determined by the test:
Imports coming in competition with trust-controlled
products should be placed on the free list, and
articles of absolute necessity Should be imported
free of duty. .
Kansas City is in the lead this time, with a new
one which will bear watching. A man there by
the name of Marvin Minnear (regular $1.50 name)
has filed a petition for divorce, claiming that his
wife has the power to separate her spirit from her
body and that she sends it around after him when
he is away from home.
Whether this is a fact, or whether Marvin has
been reading up on theosophy, the courts will have
to determine. In any event, it must be extremely
pnpleasant for a man to have his wife's astral
L body traveling along with him, watching him as
he leaves the club, and being present when he
falls through a coal hole after a visit down at Tom
& Jerry's place. This spiritual emanation and
aura business may be all right in a book, but to
drag a psychic wife all over town is too much,
Just imagine yourself, dear reader, going out
for an evening with your conjugal affinity trailing
along in the rear, wearing nothing but a cold
breeze and an air of resignation. Any wife who
will play such a trick out to be brought up before
the postoffice and persecuted.
An omnibus county division bill which would
change the entire map of northeastern Washing
ton is being prepared by representatives of this
part of the state. This plan would cut up Ste
vens, Ferry, Okanogan and Douglas counties, and
would leave in their stead six entirely new divi
sions of the state.
The division of Stevens county by the amputa
tion of the eastern half to form the new Pend
Oreille county is already practically assured. This
is only the first of the provisions of the proposed
omnibus bill. The Calispel mountains would form
the county line, and Newport has already been
selected as the new county seat.
Next the framers of the bill plan to take the
remainder of Stevens county and the east half of
Ferry to make the second of the new counties.
The third county of the six proposed would be
formed from the west half of Ferry county and a
strip running north and south from the east side
of Okanogan county, comprising about one-third
of the territory of that disvision.
The fourth county would be, under this plan,
the northwestern corner of Okanogan county.
This would be a rectangular county including ap
proximately half of the present territory of Oka
nogan. The fifth county would be formed from
the southern part of Okanogan and the northern
part of Douglas. This county would be, roughly
speaking, triangular in shape, apexing at the
northeast corner of the present Douglas county.
The final county would be formed of the remainder
Prof. J. P. Norton of Yale University declares
that the "increased proportionate output of gold"
is not the principal cause of increased prices.
Prices in this country, under protection, have ad
vanced 50 per cent more than in England, under
free trade, he says. In all countries under the
gold standard the output of gold must operate un
iformly. Therefore, Prof. Norton concludes, there
must be some special cause at work in this coun
try. He suspects it is the Payne-Aldrich tariff
An Exponent for
$1.50 Per Yea
Big Deal on
We now have 500 pairs of
Hanna Bros, special guar
anteed shoes. With this
special $3.50 shoe we fur
nish you with a written
guarantee to the effect that
the shoe will not crack,
rip or wear out within 100
days from date of pur
chase. This is the only
bona fide written guarantee
ever given with $3.50
shoes in Colville.
Colville Drug Co.'s
In order to keep our drug stock fresh
and pure we will offer for the next
ten days everything in the drug line
including 1 all patents which have
been on our shelves for over six
months at a
Discount of 20 per cent
This includes several good cough and
cold remedies, blood purifiers and in
fact from one to a dozen of nearly
every patent medicine considered
staple in this market.
This sale will last for only ten days,
commencing Saturday, Jan. 21, and
ending Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Colville Drug Co.
Dr. L. A. Kerr, Mgr.
I am now permanently located at
Frank Goetter'a Drug Store and carry
a full line of Hamilton, Elgin and
Waltham watches, Ladies and Gents
Chains, Brooches, Rings, Cut Glass,
China, Silverware, etc.
Electric Lights , Bath* Sample Room
Steam Heat Free But
The Largest and Best Equipped Hotel in
WILL DINGLE, Proprietor
Firit-clasi dining room in connection, under
supervision of Mrs. Dingle
Your Patronage Is Solicited
at the pantatorium, cleaning, pressing, repairing, and
dyeing, both men's and ladies' suits. Cleaning, block
ing, and retrimming men's old hats. We make every
thing look new. Work quickly done, prices reasonable.
Look for the sign over the door. North Main street.
Miss Moore. Proprietor