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A Weekly Journal of
Issue Number 269
FOR'CHRISTMAS? Let us'help'you." A' long experience in
gift selections has taught us many wrinkles. Come and look
over our stock. If you cannot decide, ask rour ;aid. We have
presents at all prices, and can assure you; of something that
will give "hfm" the greatest pleasure. Stop worrying-come
here and decide.
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The long winter evenings are almost upon
us. Electricity in the home is almost a
necessity and is certainly a great comfort
in many ways. Have . your house wired
and enjoy all the pleasures of a well light
Stevens County Power & Light Co.
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lands, mines and water rights
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for other property, call on G. B. Ide of the
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dealers throughout the United States, Canada
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Colville, Stevens County, Washington, Saturday, December 21, 1912
Cleaning and Repairing
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
The Most Popular One in Colville
THE POULTRY SHOW.
(Written for the Colville News Bureau
by John B. Slater.)
Royalty In the chicken world has
taken possession of Colville for tln j
three days' season of the Stevens Coun
ty Poultry Show, which will end next
Saturday night, and occupies the en
tire first floor of the Hofstetter block
on Main street, to wh'.cn place all other
chickens that claim blue blood as a
qualification for their entrance Into
the highest feathered society are in
vited. Gorgeously bespangled rhan
tlcleers pace their quarters and dispute
the rights of free speech to others (if
similar rank, and docile hens hum and
sing In low tones of submission to the
tyrannical dictates of the patriarch of
the (lock. The rooster who guards a
flock taunts the contemporary who has
to occupy a pen by hlmaelf, and If the
language of these denizens of the realm
of the barnyard could be translated Into
real English the news of the big event
might make much more Interesting
reading than prosaic record of the
event by the plain ordinary newspaper
The chicken has occupied a unique
position in the history of the world.
From the Jungle fowl of India, unfit
for food, but somewhat prized as a
game bird, the domestic farm bird of
this day, the grace of every aristocratic
home, has kept pace with the advance
of civilization of man. He comes to the
rescue of his master In time of sickness,
makes him glad at the banquet feust,
loves the home and pays a thousand
fold for liis keep. These facts are with
ln the knowledge of us all.
But the Bhow. Orn, can hardly realise
that In a poultry show in Colville there
lire birds that took prizes In the Or.vstal
palace poultry expositions In London,
and that many date their lineal ances
try only a generation or two hack to
the prize winning pens In Paris, Her
lln and In Rome.
Oscar NelHon of Cover d'Alene, Idalio,
who la said to be one of the (siren ami
most competent Judges of poultry In
the United States, is making up the
Hcore cards for the big exposlton, ;ind a
number of enthusiastic poultry flan'lcr.s
are following him In his work In order
to familiarize themselves with points of
excellency, which will aid them In im
proving their flocks.
It was thought when the poultry
Hhow was talked about It would !M Im
possllile to IntereHt enough people In
the enterprlze to make It a success,
Mrs. J. C. Eakle, who la secretary of the
Stevens County Poultry AMOOlatlon, un
listed the endeavora of some of the
nmst prominent poulteren In Steven*,
Spokane and Ferry counties and Brit
lan Columbia, and it was evident with
in a fortnight that the only thing nee
essary was to make the preparation!.
The business men of Colville came lib
erally to her aid by living oredlt and
cither prizes which augmented local In
terest and brought out many birds thai
otherwise would never have been
Dr. E. A. Blakely of Cuttle Palis was
the first to make an entry With a coop
of liose Comb Rood* [aland Bed*, com
priltng one prize cock, flint and second
lien and first and iceond pullet at the
Kettle Falls show. Tlie.se received a
special ribbon for best of Rhode Island
Reds at Kettle Falls a week ago.
Mrs. J. M. CoOgan bai an attractive
pen of White RoolCl. Mrs. A. U Knapp
a pen of Buff Orpingtons.
J. H. Gentry entered a coop <if Barred
Plymouth Hocks and a single entry
of Rose Comb Hhode Island K'-.ls,
which was a prize winner at the Spo
kane Interstate fair.
George It. Myers of Mill Creek dis
played two coops of Haired Hocks.
Fred Ide entered two pairs Of ptgconi,
one of the German Homers variety,
and one of the Plymouth Hock Honors.
B'rank Pollak entered a pen of
Penciled Indian Runner ducks. The*!
<lucks have recently been lntro'ijcod
Into this country ami nave become very
popular because of their ease of ear*
and their special value us efg r >o
ducers. It Is H.-ild they will lay con
tinuously during every month of Ul«
year excepting wlilli; moulting.
Two of the moMt Interesting displays
and the ones which attracted instant
attention Wtt thoae fi.un ChesaW. T.
.1. Nopp of tin; Rosebud Poultry farm
made an entry of one pen of C irnlsh
(lame, a pen of Black Orplngtone.
if. l Moonc-y of Chesaw, proprlet ir of
tlie Sunny Blope ranch, entered ODf
pen of Haired Rockl and one pen of
Salmon Faverollex, one pen of Roil
Comb Anconiiß, one pen »t Bantam i.e«
horns, and ono pen of Cochin. The
Ancona cock took second prize In Crys
tal Palace Poultry exposition In Lon
don. The E-avorolle* and AMonaa an
all Kngltsh ImportationH.
Another bird that received :m <•"
lliuslastic reception was the JOn.illsli
Carnplne. This entry w.m made of one
cock and five liens by Walter Oanurago
of Colville. They weie Imported by him
from London last summer. They are
small, black and white barred bird, and
are siiid to lave originated In Belgium,
The Hist bird! produced Of this strain
were r,r the black body and white hack,
lull were later bred Into a barred back.
and thti variety li represented on the
Pacific coast, SO far as i:i known, by
only tw<i pens, one of which Is owned
by Air. Oammage, and the other owned
in Greenwood. The eggs of this va
riety .-ire perfectly white-shelled, and
the bird* are said to be known In their'
native country as "the everlasting
layers." The eggs for breeding pur
posea here sell for a dollar apiece, the
highest price ever paid for eggs for
breeding purposes, and Mr. Qammage
has more orders ahead than he can fill
llilH season. This pen of Carnpincs at
the Grand Forks Poultry show last
month drew three first prl/.eß, two sec
<ii>.ls ami three third, and first prize
for quality and appearance of eggs.
A. I!. Wlllett of Mlddleport, two pens
of Huff Orpingtons.
C. H. Morrison of Colville, two pens
Of Toulon geese, one pen of i'ekln
Fred Ide, one pen of Indian Runner
ducks, two single entries of cocks, one
pen of hens and two pens of pullets,
all Llarred Rocks.
I). O. Thomas, two pens of Houdans.
Mrs. Frank Kostka, one pen and one
trio of llarred Rocks.
V. Ij. Mallard, one pen of White
Wyandottes, also one hen.
Warren Savage, one trio of Brown
Leghorns, one pen of Pekln ducks.
J. IT. Young, one pen of Cornish In
.100 Oleator, one pen of Hlack
frank Wuynick, pen of Huff Orplng
The show opened at 9 o'clock Tl:urs.
morning, In charge of O. I). Ide a» pres
ident, Mth. .1. (.'. Bakli as secretary of
the Btovens County Poultry AHHoclatlon,
and Walter Qamtnaffe, manager of tlie
exhibit. The attendance today was
larger than )mn bettn expected, and
many applleatloiiH were made by people
who had not thought of presenting ex
hibits until after having seen the splen
did display. While all entries were
supposed to have been made before
the opening of the show, still space will
he accorded to those who desire to
nhow their stock, and Profexsor Nelson,
while Judging the birds, cheerfully
Klves all Information asked for by
Noon luncheon was spread in honor
An Exponent for
$1.50 Per Year
The Columbia Garage
Is now equipped to do all kinds
of lathe work, machenery repair
ing. Engines and farm machin
George Rioth, Mgr.
D. H. KIMPLE
Plans and specifications for all classes
of buildings, furnißhed in short order,
together with the approximate cost of
the building. You can save money on
any kind of building by securing plans
and estimates first.
Henry C. Rukgaber
All Kinds of Plow Repairing. All
Kinds of Wood Work Neatly Done.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty.
• FRANK B. GOETTER
V WK LEADING
]fc~ -J m r -^ OF THE
F. D. Tower
All of the little things
that are handy
Fir^t door north of Casey
Solicits your patronage while in
Rates 50 cents and up. Reasonable rates
by week or month. 4 block from post
office, near new Monroe Street bridge.
Full view down Riverside Avenue from
Wm Snow, I'rop. R. H. Snow, Mgr.
Help the Chronic and
Cure the Sick
of the membera of the Stevens County
Poultry Association at the Hotel Col
vllle by tlie Colvlllc Chumber of Com
merce. L. a. Keller, the president,
toasted for the event. The principal
speaker was Professor Oscar Nelson,
who met with an enthusiastic reception.
I'rofeHHor Nelson made the remarkable
statement that the moving product of
the poultry Industry In America alone
last yeur was In excess of $850,000,000,
wiimllriK almost a quarter of the m"tallc
money Issue of the government. Thess
IlKures place pnultcrlng only second In
the list of producers among the In
dustries—corn alone being first.
Others speakers were Dr. A. K. Blake
ly of Kettle Falls, O. B. Ide, James Al
gle, J. W. King, A. H. Wlllett, Howard
It Is the desire that every person In
Colvllle should patronize the show, If
for no other purpose than to make It a
success. This Ts not saying that It Is
not receiving a good patronage, but
President Ide says that since It cnßts
only 10 cents for admission, no one
should miss the Immense treat In store
The doors will be open from 9 a. m, to
9 p. m. each day, concluding with Sat