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THK POULTRY EXHIBIT.
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(Written for the Colvllle News Bureau
by John B. Slater.)
The Stevens County Poultry Associa
tion last Saturday evening at 9 o'clock
closed its doors, after one of the most
interesting sessions of poultry displays
ever held in eastern Washington. Near
ly four hundred birds had been entered
and the scoring of these Is said by
Judge Nelson to have averaged higher
than any show he has Judged In many
years, showing that Stevens eountv
farmers have taken a decided Interest
in keeping the best stock in their
The largest display of single stock
was that of Rhode Island Reds. There
were more than r.fly speciments of
these in the pens and more than a
dozen received on scores and special
prizes went to many exhibits because
of genera! interest in the show. The
Rhode island Red is a recent production
of American poultry and bad its origin
In the state of Rhode Island from the
breeding pens of Dr. Aldrich. who'
spent more than twenty years in bring
ing It up to its present high standard
of excellence, These birds are excellent
layers and are profitable for marketing,
the cocks weighing dressed ordinarily
more than six pounds, and the hens run
ning in excess of five pounds.
Not less Important as a profitable bird
is the Orpington. Buffs, black and
white Orpingtons were displayed In
considerable numbers, and these at
tracted much attention form poultry
fanciers from the point of profit.
One tact about the poultry show that
excites some comment was that there
were no turkeys on exhlbiton, although
Stevens county has been cited as a
profitable turkey range, especially In
some parts of the county.
Diteltl and geese occupied a promi
nent section and attracted a liberal
shale of attention. A pen of man
niotli Buff geese from the Stevens
county poor farm were the largest
specimens ever seen here. Also a pen
of Toulouse was exhibited which were
sen'ted by one pen. This specimen of
duck is popular because they are easily
eared for and marketable within four
months alter hatching. Indian Runner
ducks were shown in three different
varieties. These ducks are said to have
come from Egypt originally and thrive
without the necessity of water for a
range. Wli'e they are profitable for
Ilesh and feathers, they are also ex
cellent layers and are in commission
more than ten months during the year.
A peculiar thing occurred during the
show, when the partition separating
the ducks and geese was broken down,
precipitating six geese into the en
closure with three ducks. A battle im
mediately ensued, which resulted In a
victory for the ducks, which proved
to be valiant and vigorous fighters.
Willie the geese flopped their wings
and hissed viciously the ducks ran
their broad bills up under the flappers
of the geese and by yanking their
feathers, soon put them on the run.
The Qerman and Plymouth Rock
Homer pigeons shoved mammoth
varieties of these birds, which are
growing popular as an edible quality
of poultry. In localities adjacent to
the larger cities these birds, properly
cared for, form an Immensely profitable
Wlille there were a number of speci
mens of bantams and cochins, the va
riety of fancy poultry was not large, It
being evident that the minds of poulter
ers run to profit and predominates In
the raising of birds of higher utility.
The Plymouth Rock pens were popular
and while the newer breeds seemed to
attract attention because of many novel
features manifest in their breeding,
still every one will agree that the
Plymouth Rock Is a substantial stand
by and those who do not wish to extend
their experiments over too wide a range
in search of profit can readily satisfy
themselves by pinning their faith to
the faithful old Plymouth Rock vari
eties of chicken.
The Mlnircas, Leghorns, British
Game and Anconas were well represent
ed among the active poultry stock.
These, while passable as a meat pro
ducer, are more excelled for their lay
ing qualities. There were also vari
eties of Houdans, Hamburgs and
The newest bird and perhaps the
first of this species exhibited In this
state were the English Silver Campines.
Tills bird is active in fllp-ht as well as
on Its feet, and. while they are small
and excellent layers, their eggs are of
uniform size, and the shells very white.
While for shape they resemble very
much the style of the Asiatic pheasant,
yet they are a chicken bred and born,
because it is said that the pheasant of
the Old World will not cross with the
decendents of the jungle fowl. The
Campalnes are being quite generally
introduced through the Atlantic coast
states from England, but very few pens
have yet reached the Pacific coast.
The Stevens County Poultry Associa
tion, which lias been organized less than
a year, proved a pronounced success in
tills show and has established its mem
bership in the National Poultry Associ
ation. Financially it was also a suc
cess, sufficient funds being realized to
disburse all expense. It will be an
annual event, and one looked forward
to by every one In future years.
Following are the awards of prizes
with a separate list of special prizes:
Barred Plymouth Rocks—Fred S. Ide,
Colville, first cock, first hen, third hen,
first pen, first trio; H. L. Mooney,
Chesaw. Washington, first and third
cockerel; J. H. Genty, Colville, second
cock; Mrs. B. Broezel, Colville, third
cock; Mrs. F. Kostka, Colville, second
pen, first pullet, third pullet and third
Silver Campines—W. Gammage, Col
ville, first trio, first cockerel, first and
White Rocks—Mrs. J. M. Coogan, Col
vllle, first pen.
White Leghorns—D. H. Kimple, Col
ville, first, second and third cockerel,
first, second and third hen; F. L. Tor
ley, Colville, first trio, first and second
Rose Comb Dhode Island Reds—Ket
tle Falls Poultry farm, first prize on
pen; .1. H. Genty, Colville, third cock,
second and third hen; Mrs. William
Kstey, Colville, second cockerel; Mrs.
Schultz, Colville, second cock; R. S.
Wiltse, first and second pullet; Frank
Kostka, Colville, second pullet.
Bantams —Mrs. Eakle, Colville, first
prize and sliver medal awarded by the
American Poultry Association.
Mrs. J. C. Eakle, special on highest
score on single cockerel, S. C. Anconas.
Mrs. D. H. Kimple, Colville, S. C.
A. P. Trunnels, Colvllle, S. C. Brown
Mrs. J. H. Leighton, Colville, S. C.
Mrs. Frank Kostka, Colville, special
prize for largest and best display.
W. Gammage, Colville, received silver
cup as special prize for Silver Cam-
P White Orpingtons—B. H. Parker, Col
ville, first cock, second pullet; R. S.
Wiltse, Colville, first pullet; Mrs. J. H.
Leighton, Colville, first cockerel; T. J.
Nopp, Chesaw, second cock: J. H. Sam
ple, first and second pen.
Black Orpingtons —W. Gammage, Col
vllle, first, second and third pen.
Buff Orpingtons—R. S. Wiltse, Col
ville, second cockerel; A. B. Willett,
Middleport, first pen, first cockerel, first
pen; Mrs. A. L. Knapp, Colvllle, third
cockerel, second pullett; T. J. Nopp,
Chesaw, first and third hen; F. D. Way
nick. Colville, first pullet and third
Golden Wyandottes—C. C. McFarland,
Colvllle, first hen, third hen.
White Wyandottes—V. L. Ballard,
Threeforks, first hen, nrst pullet, sec
ond pullet, third pullet, first hen.
Houdans —D. O. Thomas, Echo, first
cockerel, first cock, first hen. first pullet.
Silver Laced Wyandottes—C. A.
Ledgerwood, Colvllle, third hen, third
pullet, third trio.
Black Mlnocras —Joe Cleater, Col
vllle, first cock, first cockerel; J. C.
Hanna, first pen.
Black Cochin Bantams —Mrs. Eakle,
Colvllle, special: L. J. Artman, Colvllle,
first cock; Mrs. E. Coners, Colvllle, sec
Favorelles —H. L. Mooney, Chesaw,
Rose Comb Anconas —H. L. Mooney,
Chesaw, first cock, first and second hen;
Mrs. J. C. Eakle, Colvllle, first trio, first
cockerel, first pullet, second pullet,
SPS? C. Anconas —A. P. Trunnels, Col
vllle third cockerel,
Brown Leghorns—A. P. Trunnels,
first cock, second cockerel, first pullet;
Warren Savage, Colvllle, second pullet;
Gus Selle, Colvllle, second cockerel and
Buff Leghorns—Mrs. William Heck
ler, Colvllle, first cockerel; Mrs. .1. <\
Kakle, first pullet, second pullet, third
pullet and second cockerel.
Cornish Indian Games—T. .1. Nopp,
Chesaw, first cockerel, first and second
lien; E. V. Fleming, Colvllle, second
Ducks, Indian Runner —Pred B, Ide,
Colville, first trio; A. P. Trunnels, Col
vllle, second trio.
Penciled Indian Runner—Frank Pol
lak, Narclsse. first pen.
Pekln—C. H. Morrison. Colvllle, first
trio; Warren Savage. Colvllle, second
Geese, Toulouse —C. 11. Morrison, first
Ruff Mammoth—A. p. Trunnels, first
Pigeons, German Homers—Fred S.
Ide, Colvllle, first: Plymouth Rock
Homers, first, special on display.
Special prizes given by Colville mer
Farmers' Store, Dr. Blakely, Mrs.
Statesman-Index, Dr. Blnkely.
Colvllle Plumbing and Tinning Com
pany, Mrs. Coogan.
Wtllett Bros., G. B. Ide.
Kxamlner, A. W. Cook,
Old Dominion Creamery, F. I/. Torrey.
James Petty, W. W. Campbell.
B. G. Rick, Mrs. Eakle.
Casey & Son, Mrs. Coogan.
Leader, Mrs. Eakle.
F. B. Goetter, D. H. Klmple.
Lee Strauss. W. Gammage.
Colville Drug Company, A. Trunnels.
W. G. Hartwell, W. Gammage.
George Stenger. Mr. Ballard.
Heimbiich & Company, Mr. Hanm.
Stannus-Keller Hardware Company,
Carroll's Pharmacy, Mrs. Eakio
Barmans, Mr. Thomas.
R. E. Lee Company. Messrs. Ledger
wood and Mjl''arland.
Colvllle Paint Store, G. B. Ide.
Colville Bakery, Mrs. Eakle.
Colville Creamery, G. B. Ide.
To the Subordinate Oranges In Itevewi
mill Ferry ('ounHrN.
Worthy patrons: Publicity Is one
of the greatest aids to growth that the
granges can employ. If we do not let
the people know what we are, and what
we are doing, we cannot expect them
to take much interest in our organiza
tion. Next June the state grange is
going to meet in Colville, and during
the six months' intervening every
grange in Stevens and Ferry counties
should employ every means of publicity
possible to arouse the Interest of the
general public In the state meeting and
in general grange work. One of the
best means to accomplish these de
sirable results is offered to us freely
by the editors of the Statesman-Index
and Examiner of Colville, who have
generously offered us all the space we
want in both newspapers to advance
the Interests of the order.
Now, worthy patrons, It «s up to us.
There is no other place in the state of
Washington where the editors of In
fluential newspapers have been so gen
erous to the grange as Mr. Doty anil
Mr. Harrigan, and if we do not embrace
the opportunity for publicity they of
fer us, it will be because we are not
alive to the great benefits that will
accrue to each subordinate grange, and
to the other generally.
To take full advantage of this means
of publicity, I suggest that each grunge
at its first meeting in January, elect a
grange reporter, and pay such reporter
the same rates that the newspapers
pay for general correspondence (7'>
cents per column), and have the re
porter send in reports of all meetings,
and all matters of grange interest.
W. H. ANDERSON,
Pomona Press Agent.
With 7!i per cent of the membership
present, and visitors from Mt. Corbin,
Sherman Creek and Zada. granges, the
.last meeting of Quillisascut grange was
the best held during the year, and the
members did not get home until dawn
The first and second degrees were
conferred upon four candidates, Worthy
Master G. O. Curry, of Mt. Corbin grange
having charge of the work, and four
other candidates were given the third
and fourth degrees under the direction
of Supervising Deputy F. P. Waters.
The annual election of officers re
sulted in the following being chosen:
Master, W. H. Anderson (re-elected).
Overseer,, U. Grant Smith.
Lecturer, Mrs. Kate Goakey (re
Steward, Mrs. Edith Blagg.
Assistant steward, Roy Campbell.
Chaplain, Mrs. Mollie Burnham.
Treasurer, Omar Mathews (re
Secretary, L. W. Blagg (re-elected).
Gatekeeper, Jody Byrd.
Ceres, Miss Irene Wilkes.
Pomona, Miss Florence Anderson.
Flora, Miss Hazel Morton.
Lady assistant steward. Miss Una
After the election, the hungry grang
ers adjourned to the dining room and
partook of a splendid supper, Which
was prepared by the losing side In the
recent membership contest.
Arrangements were made to have a
public installation of officers lit the next
meeting, with Past Master It. F. Goa
key as installing officer, after which the
grange closed in regular form.
W. H. ANDERSON,
THE PURVEYOR OF CHEER.
HE hummed a snatch of a army tonf
He used f know, an' It passed along
To the never do well In the village
Who pursed his lips on the catchln' air
An' whistled It far f the tinsmith's door,
A man who never had sung before.
He raised his mallet an' paused again
An' called the words of the or refrain
He used f know, an' he sung an' sung
Till all of his pots an' his kittles rung
la harmony, an' the smith said: "Whewl
JJow what on alrth are we comln' tew
When he cuts loose?" An' he blowed his
An', raisin' the pitch up high an' higher,
He sung with all of his lusty might,
Though neither the words nor the tune
The merchant passed, an' he caught the
An' tuk It home for his wife t' croon
Whilst cookln' over the stove as hot
As Tophet, an' cheered her, as like as not.
It drifted out o' the door, It did,
An' struck on the ears of a lnvulld
That longed for it, an" I 'low It done
More good than Pillbox's medlcun.
The bus driver harked V the llltin', sweet
Refrain an' peddled it down the street
Till every one whistled It, old an' young.
An' them as couldn't to whistle sung.
It seemed that the leaves In the maples
fen' even the storekeeper's kitten purred.
In yender field where the furrows turned
Tbelr bumped backs up f the sun that
The feller who'd started the army tune
Bet down f eat In the heat of noon
Be thought of his work an' hla heapln'
An' faulted Providence, 1 suppose.
Like moat men do, till he heard that son*
A naybor sung as he passed along.
"But look," he said, with a happy grin,
"What a world of song we are llvln' ml"
—John D. Wells In Buffalo Newa
High-cI»M printing at the Examiner
The Colville Examiner, Saturday, December 28, 1912
The Two Forceful Leaders of the Democratic
House of Representatives
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His Experience With a Five Dollar
HE KNEW 'TWAS COUNTERFEIT
Mrs. Bowser, However, Told Him Its
History and Administered a Severe
Jolt to His Pretensions as a Currency
Expert—Results of a Little White Lie.
By M. QUAD.
[Copyright, 1911, by Associated Literary
" i^k"- by the way," snld Mrs. Bow
■ ■ Mr the other evening when
dinner hnd been finished.
"cun you tell good money
"Whut an Idiotic question!" exclaim
ed Mr Bowier nfter a look nt her.
"I suppose you can?"
"You needn't suppose anything about
It. If I couldn't tell bad money from
good forty rods away I'd eat my hat."
"I wuß down shopping this after
noon, iiml I think I nnt stuck with a
"You did. eh? I've always told you
you would. Thut comes of handing
money out to a wife. How big Is the
"What! What! You don't tell me
that you let a plerli work a bud five
ANK AM" YOU 1.1 111 TO .Ml.
dollar bill oIT on you! If you have
then you'll never bundle nny more of
my money above a nickel! Five dol
lars! h'lve dollars!"
"But I wuKti't looking tor any one to
cheat me," proteHted Mrs. Bowser.
"Of course you wasn't. No woman
ever Is. You were Just sloshing nround
tin* stores mid tilting any cbangt of
feroti without counting it. i'y the
limping .loiiclio. you ou^lit to be lock
"Yon have taken Inn] DKNM? for
Kooil koiiic time in your life."
"Never! Name the dale If you con!
1 have had them try to work me a
million times. Imt they never mieceed
ed. und they never will. If uuy one
ever slicks me with even a lead nickel
I'll make yon a present of ten Mk dol
lars. Five dollars ut one clip! Where's
Exhibit In the Case.
Mrs Bowser produced it from a vus<
on the mantel, and Mr. Bowmt hpld It
at mill's length Bid iboutsd:
"Ye K'xl.s. Imt Iliink of a woman for
ty yean <>i<) being fool enough to tako
this lor good money I"
"But It looks to in.' like tiny five dol
"Ami It would look Unit wuy to v
child dire(! yean <>tdf Rawest ••ountt-r
--f«lt 1 over siiw. Wouldn't fool uu Idiot
rl^'lit uut of the asylum. Let's Hee! I
can count twenty different points to
prove that It's a fuk<!. The v«ry fMI
of Ihe paper itself oueht to have been
enough. Hold! 8old!"
"What will I do about It?" Mked
Mrs. I'.owser u» he grinned Ht her dls
"You can't do anythlnK. If you can
remember where you got it the person
will lit- out of It."
"Hut tt was where 1 bought the
■DOM, and tin? salesman was real nice."
"Certainly! He could afford to be
for |B He'd had this bill In his pocket
for n month, waiting for an idiot to
come along, How he must have chuck
led and grinned an you went out!"
In ths Toils.
"Anil are you sure H'h counterfeit?"
"Just iih sure iiH that I Iwid a Krand
"I wish you'd take It over to Home
of (lie stores mid sec."
"Oh. you do! Well, I'll do nothing
of tin- kind X my word Isn't Kood
BOOllgb 00 that then you'd better ent
the old tMUebOrn counterfeit."
"But art y.iu huh- that no ono ever
IHUHCd !i !■" i vrft-lt bill on you?"
I "Sure? Bj tkea4<* woman, you
HHO to look upon me ns a child! If
I'd ever got ittKk with n bill like that
I'd bava committed suicide next day.
What are you smiling at?"
"Mr RoWMT, you went downtown
last evening to buy some socks."
"I did. iiml I bOßgttt 'em for ntiout
I half \vti;it you would have paid.
i There's no (.Tins In thnt for you."
"You took n ten dollar hill."
"I know It."
"I law you counting your money aft
er you got home. You had nnoiit $M.
You |iut » five In your vest poeM »n<J
11 one and some change In your troun
"la that flve In your vest pocket
"Of course It Is. TUat ls-what the
"is it therer
"No! It's been stolen and right In
this house und by you!"
"OoD't sbriut so loud. An hour after
you bad cone thin morning 1 found this
bill mi ill.' floor of our bedroom, where
It had dropped from your pocket."
"Yes, I'm a woman, nnd I found this
bill just where I said. It'a the live you
got in change."
"But It surely Is. I had no five dollar
"But that means I've let some Infer
nal scoundrel puns a bud bill off on
"Yes, It means that!"
"But It don't! It can't! I tell you no
living man could have paeaed that bill
on me! Do you mean tuul you didn't
"I went, but 1 only got some change
"And—and you lied to me!"
"Just a little white lie. You see, it's
such a good Joke that a man who nev
er got ■tang in his life should bring
home an old counterfeit that a child
"It Isn't counterfeit!" screamed Mr.
"Oh, but you said it wan. If you are
too tired to run over to the store I'll
"Never! Mrs. Bowser, you have
played*some sort of n trick on niel
Why. look at that durned old bllll
Would a blind man take it?"
"But you did. It's the very bill you
got In change."
He Jumped up and down and pumped
his arms, but words would not come.
"Yes. a woman may get counterfeit
money worked off on her sometimes,
but so does a Mian."
Mr. Bowser tiled to shout: "Never!
never!" but there was only n squeul.
"I wouldn't take It ro tiurd If 1 were
you," Kaid Mrs. Bowser In a soothing
Way. "Of couna (lie umu will lie out
of It If you go buck, hut think of the
"Woman!" exclulined Mr. Bowser, as
the rumble caiue buck, "you have lied
".liisi a Joke!"
"You have humlllntcd me!"
"I didn't menu It that way."
"you linve lowered my dignity I"
"it will return."
"And now, woman—now you mnst
pny the penalty!"
"Divorce and alimony. I suppose?"
"Divorce without alimony. Not a
blamed rent! You ran live by Joking!
I go! I move! 1 get out of this
"And will you take the counterfeit
"Madam, there Is no counterfeit"
"But there It 1r "
"There lias heen no counterfeit I
wish you good night and goodbyl"
And he walked down the hall and
outdoors What he might have dona
DO one can My, but What be did do
whs to fall down with a great crash
Just outside the Kate, and after limping
around the block he limped back Into
hIH own house and said to Mrs. Bow
ser: "There may be alimony, but it
will depend upon how you behave, your
self from this time on!"
An Englishman applied to the her
alds' college for a coal of arms. In
Nicb B case It Is pleasant to lie able
to borrow one from a celebrated an
cestor The man In question could
not remember ißytbing about his
great grandparent* and therefore could
not mention any achievement by them
wlilch could lie used as till basin of a
coat of arms. Itut the official to whom
be applied was not easily discoursed.
"Have you not done something your
self'/" be asked
"Nothing* I fear." snld the man, add
ing as a pathetic antithesis that once
having been locked 111 LudgßtS prison
for debt lie bad found means to escupe
from an upper Window,
"And bow did you Met down?"
"1 got a cord, fixed It around the
Back of King Lud's itatne und let my-
"Just the thing. There you have It
honor enough; lineally descended from
King I.ud. His coat of arms Is good
enough for you."—Tit-Bits.
•• An Old Sport's Epigram. JJ
I! When Kid Habit, the heavy- '.'.
II weight discovers that lie's got ]|
!! you're Angora you're Whipped •■
'■ before you enter the ring!— New Jj
.. fork Kvenlng World.
T-I-I-l -I-I-I-l-I-I-1 ■!"! •H"M-M"M"t"M-I-*
"I raised your snlury only a year
ago, when you came and told me you
were going to get married," said the
"I know you did, but I need more
money," was the clerk's reply.
"Well, I've got to pay alimony now."
► Detroit [Tree Press.
"Blgsby Is a queer follow."
"He's one of the strongest advocates
of good mails I ever heard talk."
"What's queer about that?"
"Why. be doesn't own an automo
blle."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Mean Man,
A maiden named Josephine King
Dropped dead while attempting to ainf.
Then a nelKlibor next door.
Whom her son us had made sore.
Looked pleased and said. "Death, whera's
thy Minis •■"
—New fork Monilna TelaOTADh.