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Bank of Colville
Offices: Colville and Kettle Falls
May a goodly share of prosperity fall to you in
1913. We extend to you as an aid to this end all
the facilities for transacting business at our
It is often little things that make a bank's services
agreeable and profitable to its customers. For
example, many find it convenient to leave, at the
bank, money or a check for a neighbor, in settle
ment of account. You always know where to
find the bank and we are always glad to give at
tention to any transfers of money entrusted to
our care. Beside a transaction of this kind can
never be disputed as a record is always on the
J. M Williams, Manager
Kettle Falls Branch
Kettle Falls News
Dr. Letter, a former physician of this
place, now of Hunters, was doing busi
ness here on Saturday. The doctor is
reported as doing a very nice business
F. A. Edgerton ot Rochester, N. V.,
was in town on Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Edgerton will clear land and set to
trees several blocks the coming spring.
J. Albert Hart had the misfortune to
cut his foot badly while cutting wood
last week, and was obliged to take a
vacation against his will.
Lucile Brooks, who moved to Spokane
a few weeks ago, likes Kettle Falls
much the better. She returned here
last Friday, expecting to remain for
some time. We understand she is mak
ing her home with Mrs. A. M. Gill.
Dr. Greenwald returned last Satur
day, after a few days absence on pro
The popularity of Adams Brothers
photoplay here does not diminish in the
least. The house is crowded each en
tertainment, and everyone is well satis
fied he has received full value for the
price of the admission.
Mr. Rushong, representing the West
ern Union Life Insurance Co., has been
in town for the past few days in the in
terest of his company. We understand
Mr. Rushong has done considerable new
business while here.
David E. Wood, aged t>B, died on
Monday after a long illness. Mr. Wood
was a soldier in the civil war. He was
a member of the G. E. Houghton Post.
He wasi married about eighteen months
ago, and is survived by his widow and
a son somewhere in the east.
We note that the restaurants and
hotels in Spokane had a hi-u time at the
departure of the old and the welcoming
of the new year. Liquid refreshments
flowed freely. We note some of our
townspeople were among the merry
Coasting, the past week, was the
chief amusement with quite a number
of the older residents of this place.
The popular hill was on the road leading
to the depot. The hill has short turns,
very icy and smooth. The sleds ran as
fast as an express train. One evening
a pair of bob-sleighs, heavily loaded, in
trying to make one of the curves cap
sized, and the riders were mussed up
in the twinkling of an eye. .Mrs. 0.
W. Noble had her ankle fractured, and
was otherwise bruised. She was taken
to the home of T. L. Savage, and a
physician summoned to give her the
necessary relief. Mr. Handcock was
also injured about the head. Mr. Stev
ens, the owner of the sleds and driver
sustained severe injuries. The flexible
runners of the sleigh were badly bent
and twisted. Mrs. Savage made one
trip down the hill in safety, and wisely
quit at that. The experience of the
first ride she realized was dangerous,
and prompted her not to indulge further
in the exciting pleasure.
Miss Verna Smith, who is attending
the musical college at Moscow, is at
home for the holidays. Her many
friends here have extended to her a
hearty welcome, and regret to have her
Notice—l intend changing my line of
business the coming spring, and there
fore offer my present entire stock at
cost. T. L. Savage.—adv.
For Sale—Twenty-five tons alfalfa
hay at six dollars per ton. Inquire of
E. A. McMeekin, Kettle Falls.—adv.
On New Year's day a large company
of men and women celebrated by meet
ing at the home of W. A. Covington of
Pleasant Valley, where the men com
bined their forces in pushing the cement
work on the basement of the new Bap
tist church. The ladies held their aid
society meeting and served a sumptuous
dinner to the men. It is expected that
the corner stone of the new building
will be laid some time next week. Dr.
Chas. A. Cook of Spokane will assist
Pastor Hupp in this service.
E. R. Hunt of Marcus expired sud
denly while seated in a chair at the
Marcus hospital, on Dec. 26th. For ten
years he has been a resident of Marcus.
Heart failure was the cause of his
death. Deceased was an employe of
the Great Northern railway, working in
the yards. Interment was made in the
Meyers Falls cemetery on Sunday, De
cember 29th, at 1 p. m. Rev. J. M.
Hupp of the local Baptist church officiat
ed. Mrs. A. Rasmas of Walla Walla,
an old acquaintance of deceased, was in
attendance at the funeral. Mr. Hunt
was born in Michigan and was in his
63d year at the time of his demise.
The Christmas entertainment at the
Ist Baptist church in Kettle Falls on
Christmas eve, December 24, was a de
cided success. The decorations were
beautiful. Superintendent Johnson of
the Kettle Falls public schools was a
great success as Santa Claus. The
pantomino rendered by a number of
young ladies was worth going miles to
Rufus Gillie, formerly with the Scimi
tar in Kettle Falls and at present a
member of the Examiner force, spent
Sunday in Kettle Falls.
Rev. and Mrs. Hupp of Kettle Falls
had a most enjoyable visit with their
son Clyde, who is assistant cashier in
the Commercial State Bank of Oakes
dale. The latter arrived in Kettle Falls
Friday evening and remained over
Rev. C. H. H. Moore, colporter for
the American Baptist Publication So
ciety, who together with his family
have been residents of Kettle Falls for
several months past, has accepted a
call to the first Baptist church of Har
rison, Idaho, and will remove with his
family to his new field of labor in the
near future. The Moores have made
many friends during their short stay in
Kettle Falls. Mrs. Moore has been a
tireless worker in all the work of the
church. She will be greatly missed
from the church circles.
See Miss Wareing's new line of win
J. C. Wilson & Co. carry the finest
line of silverware ever shown in Kettle
Read the Scimitar for all important
news of the Upper Columbia River
B'resh Bread and Doughnuts every
day at the Home Bakery.—adv.
Every pocket knife sold at J. C. Wil
son & Co. 's absolutely guaranteed. No
questions asked if returned.—adv.
Joint installation services were held
on New Year's eve, of the Masonic and
Eastern Star orders, Deputy Lecturer
John Gifford of Spokane acting as in
stalling officer for the Masons, and his
wife for the order of the Eastern Star.
The following were installed in the
Masonic order J. M. Fish acting as
marshall: R. A. McKellar, W. M.; C.
J. Webb, S. W.; A. R. Squire, J. W.;
E. K. Jacobs, S. D.; Bert Williams, J.
D.; F. C. Zirtzmann and Fred Rimars,
The Colville Examiner, Saturday, January 4, 1913
N. B. Wheeler and J. M. Williams X^^ ■ I 111 I'^%^-/
Managers, Kettle Falls, Wash. ,„ X. M* WL
A weekly summary of events of interest to Kettle Falis and the Upper Columbia River Valley, the garden spot of the great Northwest
stewards; J. C. Wilson, treasurer;
Eugene Atwood, secretary; J. M.
Williams, chaplain;C. A. Heath, Tyler;
and J. M. Fish, rnarshall. In the order
of the Eastern Star the following were
installed, Mrs. A. W. Smith acting as
marshall: Worthy matron, Mrs. Carrie
Squire; worthy patron, E. E. Atwood;
associate matron, Mrs. C. H. Liver
more; secretary, J. M. Fish; treasurer,
Mrs. Flora Fish; Conductress, Myrtle
Fish; associate conductress, Bessie Llew
ellyn; chaplain, Mary Fish; marshall,
Lydia Charlton; Ruth, Mrs. C. A.
Heath; Ada, Mrs. H. Zwang; Esther,
Mrs. E. E. Williams; Electa, Mrs. D.
McKeller; Martha, Miss Morgan; war
den, Lucinda Childs: sentinel, C. A.
Heath. After the exercises a banquet
was served in the auditorium. The
lodge room was filled to the full capacity.
Aluminum cooking utensils surpass
all other kinds. Prices cheapest ever
shown in Kettle Falls, at J. C. Wilson
& Co. 's. — adv.
Up-to-date 'adies furnishings at Miss
Etta F. Wareing's.—adv.
Boys sleds and skates from 50c up to
$8.50 at J. C. WiLon & Co. 's.— adv.
New Year's Resolutions
I I will not worry when I break a
new years resolution because a worm is
about the only thing that can't fall
II I will not hesitate to confess
when I find myself in the wrong, for to
admit one is wrong shows one is wiser
today than yesterday.
11l I will not rest content with what
I have already achieved.
IV I will never believe anything bad
about anybody unless I positively know
it is true.
V I will be loyal to my friends.
VI I will do the best I can with the
advantages I possess and not grumble
because of lack of means, time, influ
ence or educational advantages.
VII I will concentrate my thoughts
and energy on the work in hand because
that is the only way to succeed.
New Year's Resolutions by Some
of our Prominent Men
Mayor Lee —To • use all my energies
for the success of the irrigation district.
Mayor-elect Williams—To be the best
mayor Kettle Falls ever had.
Marshall Growden—To attend church
(when I feel like it), preserve order,
peace and harmony.
C. M. Larstn—To resign from the
Ananias club, and tell the truth.
Post-master McKellar—To thoroughly
fumigate the post office, when there
are any dead letters.
J. C. Wilson—To do business plumb
ing) and on the square.
D. M. Richard—To order goods with
pleasure when not in stock.
Eugene Atwood—To be deliberate in
speech and action.
Hugh Munro—To be smiling, quiet
Adams Brothers—moving pictures—
To give better entertainments, if pos
sible, than last year.
Tom Savage—To irrigate my land
when I get ready.
F. C. Zirtzman-To be polite to the
ladies, as usual.
Prof. Johnson—To be a live wire in
For week ending 6 p. m., December HO,
Month Date Max Mm Snow Precip
Dec 24 38 18
25 36 19
26 37 26
27 31 21 3 .30
28 37 24 2 .20
29 34 27
30 40 24
Monthly summary for November, 1912:
Maximum temperature, 55
Minimum temperature, 20
Mean temperature for month, :>7.3
Total precipitation, 3.34 inches
Total snowfall, 1 inch.
H. H. COLE,
Our wireless machine is out of whack
this week; at this time it seems doubt
ful if repairs can be made in time for
any dispatches for this issue.
Later—The old operator on wireless
said he would not work this week, being
holiday time - so went away on a toot.
We got a new machine and operator,
and he took everything that was flying
around loose, as follows:
From Spokane—More drunks than
usual in the New Year's celebration.
From Portland—There are no indica
cationa of a drought at this time.
From Seattle—The name of our popu-
lar mountain (which we seldom see) is
From Tacoma—Our mountain, Ta
coma, is still in existence. It is there
just the same, but you can't see it.
From Spokane—We found the New
Year, and gave the young chap a hearty
welcome in painting the town red.
From Spokane-Still alive, the morn
ing after. Somewhat mussed up and
partially laid up for repairs. Swore
off, but won't count this time.
From Colville-We still have the
county seat. We cannot celebrate
openly the New Year like Spokane, but
we get there just the same (on the
From the North Pole—Have Peary
brin<; hack the pole. Dr. Cook was not
so sullish. He found the pole, and left
From Washington—The inaugural par
ade promises to be the biggest ever.
The suffragettes will lead, or try to.
city welcomed the New Year in a sane
manner (even if we are a "wet town)
and prosperity shows our works. Watch
From Marcus—Not dead, but sleepeth
all the sam-ec as Kettle Falls.
From the Falls—Still here. Lots of
energy going to waste. Some time
papa Granby will harness up and make
me work for him.
From Rossland—Snow enough here
for sleighing. Want some?
From Wenatchee—Apples, apples
everywhere, and plenty to spare.
From Pasco—As we said long ago,
watch us grow.
From New York—lt is claimed all
banks will be closed four months after
Wilson is inaugurated.
From Schenectady—Fred S. W. says
he will not be home until the walking
From Trenton, N. J.—Woodrow says
he can't please all, so he will try and
please himself first.
From San Francisco—No room for
any earthquake. Too busy getting
ready for big fair.
From Lob Angeles—So far this year
no sleighing. Sale of cutters and skates
From Alaska—Coal hard to get. Not
sufficient mined to supply the demand.
Held in reserve for those living in the
year of 2950.
From Menlo Park —Edison says elec
tricity will be used universally for
heating homes and cooking in 1915.
The High Cost of Living
This subject may be considered in re
lation to the higher standards of living.
If the wheels of time could reverse and
we could find the conditions of 50 years
ago reproduced, we would be impressed
with the simplicity of living as compar
ed with the complex conditions of today.
The very clothes worn by our fathers
would stand out as an object lesson in
the cost of living when contrasted with
the fashionable clothes of today. The
standards of dress of today bring down
on the father of a family a tremendous
burden. The tyrany of fashion which
changes the style of shoes, hats, collars,
ties, coats and pants, and ladies dresses,
twice a year, puts a crimp in father's
pocket book. At this point the question
is a moral one. The apeing after the
up-to-date in dress brings distress to all
classes who are trying to keep up to the
style and pace set by the people they
are trying to imitate. The burden can
only be set down when we cultivate the
back-bone necessary to dress according
to our means rather than according to
the way some one else dresses.
Of course as we pointed out in our
preliminary article on high cost of liv
ing, there are some who do not object
to the conditions which make it expen
sive to dress. There are a considerable
number of trades which depend for
their prosperity on the constant chang
ing of the fashions and the desire to be
in style. There is the tailor, the dress
maker,;the milliner, the dry goods deal
er, the retailer of shoes, the haberdash
er, the factories which supply the ready
made clothes, the shoe factories, the
cotton mills and the woolen mills. Yet
the fact remains that behind them all
is the mysterious and tyrannical Dame
Fashion who worries these tradesmen
and manufacturers quite as much if not
more so than she worries the purse of
the common people.
Coming down to conclusions we would
say that the dictation of fashion in
changing styles of dress is altogether
too tyrannical and the cost of living
would be decidedly lowered if there
were some styles standardized and con
sidered in good form at all times.
Show the Examiner to your Friend*
kit., (mmi fur i i r Columbia,
T-verty-flve thousand Jollirs has b*U)
recommended by General William H.
Bixby, chief of engineers of the army,
for the Improvement of the Columbia
river between Bridgeport and Kettle
Estimates aKyreijatiiisj $06,766,992 for
Improvements to river and harbor
fcorks throughout the country during
the next fiscal year were submitted re
cently to congress in the annual report
of General William H. Bixby, chief of
engineers of the army. This sum is
$J 6,311,372 greater than appropriated
for the last fiscal year for the same pur
pose. Of the total $43,829,010, includinK
1150,000 for examinations, surveys and
continguencies of rivers and harbors,
for which there may be no special ap
propriation submitted, is to be provided
far in the regular river and harbor ap
propriation bill at this session of con
gress. For the continuing of contract
work, $12,937,982 is asked of congress
to be appropriated in the Sundry Civil
Estimates for improvements include
for Washington and the Columbia river:
Washington—Puget Sound, $25,000;
Grays Harbor and Chehalis river, $30,
--000: Skagit river, $25,000; Waterway
connecting Puget Sound and Lakes
Union and Washington, $1,005,000; Wil
ajia river and harbor, $13,132.
Columbia river—Mouth, $1,000,000; at
Cascades $100,000; at Three Mile rapids,
$600,000; at upper Columbia and Snake
rivers, $480,000; between Bridgeport and
Kettle Falls, |80,000; Columbia and
lower Willamette below Portland, $250.
--000.—The Wenatchee Daily World.
All along the upper Columbia river
valley, from Kettle Falls to Kennewick,
development of the country's great nat
ual resources goes forward with a
vigor that is but imperfectly realized
by the public mind. This rich valley,
with its extensive tributary valleys like
the San Poll, the Okanogan ,the
Methow and the Entiat, has wealth of
diversified resources capable of sup
porting thousands where now Its pop
ulation is numbered by the hundrads.
If, as now seems probable, the south
half o£ the Colville reservation, in Ste
vens and Ferry counties, shall be
thrown open next summer to agricultu
ral settlement and an extensive domain
of fruit, grain and alfalfa lands will be
brought under cultivation. It has a
mild and salubrious climate, Is well
watered by springs and running brooks,
and extensive areas are well wooded,
assuring an abundant supply of lumber
Interest is awakened by the state
ment that Judge W. T. Beck, president
of the Spokane & British Columbia rail
road, has informed the citizens of Kel
ler, on this reservation, that his com
pany will begin grading down the San
Poil river from Republic as soon as the
Joint rights of way of his road and the
Great Northern are adjusted ani ap
proved by the interior department at
Louis Hill of the Great Northern
stated publicly several months ago that
his company would also build down the
San Poll as soon as the right of way
tangle was straightened out.
From Bluestem station to the main
line the Great Northern is completing
a branch north across the Big Bend
plateau to the Columbia at a point near
the mouth of the Spokane. Belief is
general that this line will be extended
up the Columbia to a connection with
the Spokane & Northern at Meyers
May be secured at the same old
prices by leaving orders with the
Kettle Falls office of
Gold Medal Apples
To raise Gold Medal Apples,
you must have the right
trees. One-third of all the
prize winning carloads at
the Fifth National Apple
Show were grown on
Dr. H. A. Greenwald
Physician and Surgeon
Charles J. Webb Eugene E. Atwood
WEBB & ATWOOD
Attorneys at Law
Manufacturer and importer
Harness and Saddles
and everything kept in a first-class har
ness shop. Repairing neatly done. Full
line of men's, women's and children's
shoes. Kettle Falls.
D. M. Richard
Heavy and shelf
Paints and oils
Flour and Feed
Board and Rooms
Everything New, Clean and
Nice. Meals at all Hours.
Next Door to Pool
Mrs. W. D. Myers
Collins & Downing