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The Upper Columbia.
The mighty and lordly Columbia river
has come In this year as a new factor,
In a manner never before dreamed of,
in the developing commerce of Stevens
and Ferry counties. In our valleys
and on our mountain slopes we have
Inexhaustible quantities of fine fir and
pine timber, but 10t» miles down the
river, and In the marts of the outside
world .there Is a great scarcity of lum
ber and fuel. A recent article con
tributed to the Davenport, Lincoln
county, Times, from Miles, the new
town at the mouth of the Spokane,
gives a most interesting account of the
operations of the sawmill recently in
stalled at that point, through the suc
cessful receiving of logs by means of
rafting down the turbulent and swift
upper Columbia. Captain McDermott,
the foremost upper Columbia river ad
vocate and navigator, always pioneer
ing and trying new stunts on the big
stream, and invariably succeeding in
demonstrating Its utility, last year took
his steamer Enterprise and went to
constructing and actually handling
immense log rafts over the crooked
shoals and 'down through the boulder
strewn rapids of the river to the new
mill. The captain had done many new
things In opening the upper Columbia
to steamboat navigation, to the per
petual benefit of this glorious new dis
trict, but to hitch his vessel to an Im
mense log raft and guide and pull and
twist It successfully down through th^.
tortuous low water rapids was a
tiling that seems to score a ten-strike
for the possibilities of future com
merce on tills great river. By reason
of this new success sawmilling has
been put on a firmer basis and a great
future opens for the lumber industry.
Commenting on these events and other
pertinent subjects the Lincoln County
Times, in a recent issue, said editori
"Apropos of the Columbia river com
mercial improvement, mentioned In this
paper last week, the Wenatchee papers
have reported the arrival there of the
steamer Chelan from the mouth of the
Nespelem river, about fifty miles above
Bridgeport, with a cargo of wheat and
ore, totaling in value $4,265,000. The
Wenatchee papers state that the navi
gation above Bridgeport, which was
the former head of Wenatchee steam
boat service, was highly successful, and
that this extremely satisfactory service
was made possible through the Im
provement* inaugurated and conducted
on the river with money appropriated
by the state of Washington under di
rection of Captain Fred McDermott. and
now being continued by the United
States government under the super
vision of Major Cavanaugh and Engi
neer Baker, United States engineering
departments, who are asking the con
gress now in session for additional
funds to carry on the work another
"McDermott's work extended over
the river from Bridgeport to Kettl?
Falls, 200 miles, and it is peculiarly fit
that while the Wenatchee boats extern!
their service up the river, MclJeiniott,
with his boats, should be attempting:
new and previously untried stunts on
the long upper reaches, and be meet
ing; with signal success in establishing
it as a great and marvelous river com
mercially, as well as for its being
world-famed for Its gigantic water
power possibilities and the variety and
unparalleled grandeur of its scenery."
We can say that the people of this
whole district have an immense and
vital interest in these developments
and that we appreciate every word that
comes from a distance, as the abow
from the Davenport paper, to help In
the grand work of developing this new
E. M. Casey, the widely-known pro
prietor of the big general merchandise
store at Inchelium, the bustling town of
the Colville reservation, and one of the
proprietors of the Daisy Mercantile
Company at Daisy, was in Kettle Kails
and reported that tilings were moving
very briskly down that way. A con
siderable quantity of hay and grain
has been moving out of the country b/
way to the river. A movement is now
on foot among the merchants and
mine and sawmill operators to serve
some further work in the improvement,
of the river this winter if possible. It
is apprehended that the equipment at
present being used by the government
engineers this side of Bridgeport, about
175 miles down the river, cannot be
divided or brought up this far in one
move to advantage, and the matter has
been taken up with Captain McDermott
in the hope of inducing him to place
one of his boats at the disposal of the
engineers, providing they can then ar
range to have some work done up this
way. At present the steamer Enter
prise gets through, but the falling
water will diminish cargo and increase
freights. Next year the completion of
the Miles railroad will demand con
tinuous winter service and the handling'
of larger tonnage by both steamer* anl
barges, and it is vastly important that
further work on the river before that
time be done.
The Applt Conference.
(By Charles J. Webb —Continued from
The convention got down to business
at once, and adopted a resolution pro
viding for the selection by the chair
man of a committee of nine, with the
"That such committee be, and Is,
given full power and authority to per
fect an organization, make articles of
incorporation or association to act as
a general selling and distributing
agency for the fruit growers of the
northwest. That when such coporatlon
or association Is formed, the trustees
and officers hereof shall adopt bylaws,
plans and rules for carrying out the
purposes of such organization and sub
mit the same to the various organiza
tions for the marketing of fruit in the
states of Washington, Idaho, Montana
and Oregon for their approval, witli an
invitation to become members of such
Chairman Btrahorn selected the fol
lowing committee: W. T. Clark of We
natchee oral made permanent chairman
of the committee, with H. C. Sampson
of Spokane, secretary. The other mem
bers are: J. ft Kobblns, representing
the Vaklma district; 11. P. Davidson.
Hood River; Henry Uuber, Walla
Walla; W. M. Sackett, Bitter Hoot: ]•.
.1. Neff, Rogue River; W. N. Yost, tlic
southern Idaho districts, and \V. S.
Thornber, the northern Idaho districts.
The selection of these men provea
that Mr. Strahorn is very closely in
touch with the progress of the fruit
industry in the northwest, and with the
men lo whom this progress is due.
The committee oould bardlr be im
The chief points brought out In the
discussions were the following:
First. That the chief need of the
fruit Industry In die northwest has to
do with selling fruit rather than rais
ing it. This does not mean that all
growers are raising as good fruit as
they should raise. What it does mean
is that we have in the northwest con
ditions that make it possible by put
ting Into practice the knowledge we
already possess for us to raise fruit
that is in a class by itself, but
we have not, as yet, either the knowl
edge or the conditions which make it
possible for us to properly market our
Second. Tliat there are about 7n,
--000,000 people in the United States who
are not using any apples at all, and
that out of these 70,000,000 people there
are enough of the age at which they
ought to eat some apples, so that if
they actually did eat a fair number
each day, the entire crop would not
last more than from one to two weeks.
In other words, if we had proper dis
tribution, accompanied hy wise public
ity, we should he able to dispose of
ninny times the present crop at a good
Third. That at the present time we
arc not placing our fruit upon the mar
ket in the proper amounts or at the
proper season. We need storage facil
ities of three kinds: First, on the
ranch: second, at the initial shipping
point; and third. In the larger trade
centers. These means of storage, taken
together, should ba extensive enough
to handle all the fruit, sc. that it oould
be held until the market demanded it.
At the lame time, great care should lie
taken to put upon the market only
those varieties that are mature and in
season. If the consumer always got
apples just at the time they were in
prime condition, he would like them
better and consequently buy more. With
ample storage provided, each variety
may be kept until its proper season.
In addition to placing the apples on the
market in prime condition, the grower
will have the advantage of the normal
rise in price that usually occurs in the
months of March and April.
Fourth, With proper storage and
with the standardization of methods of
grading and packing, it will be possible
for the grower to take his warehouse
receipt and get money at the bank. A
box of good apples, safely stored, is
fair security for a loan of from 25 to
75 per cent of its value. The point was
brought out that in the banana In
dustry the grower is able to secure
loans on his ware house receipts, not
withstanding the fact that the banana
is one of the most perishable of fruits,
in that it will freeze at a little below
f>o degrees, and will suffer from the
heat at a little over 05 degrees. The
reason lies in the fact that the whole
business of marketing bananas has been
reduced to a science, and the product is
stored in large quantities and placed
upon the market lust as fast as needed
and no faster.
Fifth. The box fruit industry, es
pecially in so far as l\ concerns apples,
is a separate and distinct industry from
barreled apple industry of the east.
Our fruit is In a class by itself. It is a
specialty. That is the reason why we
must practice such extraordinary care
in every detail of growing and pack
ing. As soon as we allow the standarl
of our fruit to go^down to the level
of the standard set hy the barreled ap
ples of the east, just so soon we come
into ruinous competition with the east
crn product. That is the chief reason
why we should produce only the higher
grades. When the easterner can buy
apples that compare favorably with our
"C" grade at about 50 cents to 75 centrj
per bushel, he will not pay $2 or more
per box for ours simply because they are
boxed and wrapped. In fact, the box
ing, and the wrapping only serve to em
phaliM the inferiority of apples that
are of a low standard. Every effort
should be made to bring all our apples
up to the standard of "fancy" or "extra
fancy," so as to remove them entirely
from the field of competition with In
ferior apples raised In other sections of
Sixth. That there is no danger of
over-production of the higher'grades of
apples. The whole problem lies In
standardizing the product, and getting
all growers to join their local unions
and all the unions to join the central
selling agency. This will Insure the
proper handling of the whole crop at a
minimum of expense, to the end that the
various markets will be supplied
throughout the year with Just the
amount of fruit they require and no
more. The central association should
have absolute control of the whole pro
duct of the northwest, not for the pur
pose of controlling the market hy mo
nopolizing the product, but to the. end
that the .various growers will not be
Indulging In Ignorant competition with
The foiville Examiner, Saturday, January 4, 1913
one another In markets that are already
glutted while at the same time other
Squally srood markets are being ne
gleoted. Si'llinK the fruit of the north
west is a hIK problem and needs to be
handled in n big \\:\y. The success thai
lias been achieved In the 'anana in
dustry is proof unough that the problem
will be solved for tl c apple imhutiv In
a similar manner.
cut Hie iiiuii Coal of i.iiinu.
w. 11. Chapman, Winnebago, Neb.,
tels how lie did It. "My two cliililren
had a very bad COUjrh ami the doctor's
medicines did them no food, I K«t a
bottle of Fnley'a Honey and Tar Com
pound, and before it was all used tlie
children were free .and cured of their
cough, I saved a doctor's bit! for one
85-Oent bottle of Fuley's Honey and Tar
Compound." No opiates Carroll Drug
6 different makes of axes absolutely
guaranteed, also famous Swedish cross
cut and buck saws, Aitkins, Simons and
diamond edge brands at J. C. Wilson
& Co. 's.- adv.
S . Daisy
A Chronicle of
Events by our
Born, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Young on Jan. Ist.
Miss Lovie Myers, who has been
teaching at Irby, spent the Christmas
vacation with her brother, Geo. Myers.
Mrs. W. Johnson of Inchelium has
been visiting with Mrs. Dr. Whittaker,
John Stewart and wife and family of
Orient returned home on the :ilst.
Frank Ball and Leo spent the latter
part of last week on their homestead
About a dozen of the young people
held a watch party at the school house
on New Years eve. They did the usual
thing with the exception that they rang
the bell until the rope broke, and then —
Mrs. George McCartney, formerly
Mrs. Alice Ward, and her husband left
on the 28th for the new home in Hill
Clarence Replogle, who has been
staying with his father for some time,
returned to Spokane on the 28th.
The grammar school board has decided
to employ the services of two all-day
teachers. They have secured the ser
vices of Miss Blanch Dyer of Bringham
Lake, Minn. As Miss Dyer has had a
number of years experience as a primary
teacher she will be given the lower
grades. The smaller children have been
given a vacation from school, until their
new teacher arrives.
The boys of the D. H. S. have organ
ized a basket ball team with Roy Bishop
as captain. The boys will have their
first game with a pickup five here at
Daisy on Friday the 3rd. They hope to
obtain games with the Kettle Falls
high school for the next two Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Casey spent New Years
day at Inchelium.
The roads around here are covered
with ice, to such an extent that traffic
is very near suspended.
Windfalls From Orchard View
In spite of the inclement weather,
John Edgren, Clarence Miller, Ev 1 and
Bessie Root attended the surprise party
on Mrs. Moore in Kettle Falls, Monday
evening. They report a good time.
The Root girls enjoyed the company
of Marjorie Smith Sunday.
Eva Root spent Tuesday in Kettle
Falls with Grace Bevan.
Mrs. Savage called on Mrs. Root
Lowell Woods and wife have moved
back into Kettle Falls.
Free Delivery by the
COLVILLE DRUG CO.
The Rexall Store
On January 1, 1913, the new parcels post law will come
into effect, and from that date parcels not weighing over
eleven pounds can he sent by mail for the following rates:
Anywhere within the first unit, not over fifty miles, 5c
for the first pound and 3c for each additional pound up to
For from 50 to 150 miles the first pound costs 6c, and ad
ditional pounds up to eleven pounds cost 4e a pound,
Anything in our store that is mailable, within a radius
of 150 miles, we will deliver entirely free; providing, the
price of the article ordered accompanies the order.
From week to week, in tliis space, we will publish a
price list of our Drugs, Sundries, Candy, Toilet Articles
and Stationery, and by saving this price list and hanging
it in a convenient place you will be able to refer to it and
order at your convenience. We would advise that if you
haven't a checking account at one of the hanks that you
arrange for one, so you can send a check instead of money;
however, stamps or money will be cheerfully received.
You will find any of the banks pleased to open an account,
no matter how small, and as your cheek will lie a receipt
it will prove a very satisfactory way to conduct your
COLVILLE DRUG CO.
Dr. L. A. Kerr, Manager.
Millard Taylor ami family have moved
into the Blue house near the Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Miller visited at M. C.
Smith's in Bonnievale Friday.
Mrs. McKellar called on liesdames
Root and Reeder Wednesday afternoon.
John Edgren had the misfortune to
sprain his ankle Tuesday morning. One
might suspect he had received too much
party the night before. However we
hope the injury is slight and speedy to
New Years greeting tv all.
To-day is the day of resolutions and
perhaps several of us will plan on mak
ing 1918 a hotter your than 1912.
Quito a number of the Ptnhook girls
tool; advantage of the last few days of
leap year. Those hemp; successful
wore: Miss Leah Rounds married tv
Mr. Leslie Nullet, Miss Etta Compton
to Mr. Samuel Curry, Miss Lena Mc-
Gregor to Mr. Carl Castle. Wo wisli
them all health and prosperity.
Judging from outward appearances
Cupid's work isn't finished hero in Rico
R. T. Smith enjoyed a very large
holiday trade and was ably assisted in
the store by Miss Lena Mcdropor, who
has since become Mrs. Carl Castle of
Long Lake, Wash.
Berl Rico and Ernent Kirchberg have
been cutting ;i years supply of lire-wood.
Mr. and Mrs. Yeoman* of Spokane
are spending the holidays at the country
home of Mrs. Yeomani brother, A. 11.
The Indies of the I'reshyteria'i church
gave a watch party and social new
years eve at the hall in Rice.
The'members of the Baptist church
observed new years day with a working
bee at the'new church, the Ladies Aid
lerving a lumptoui dinner at noon.
Quite a number of the young men of
Rice have found work in the North Basin
in the logging woods.
The Pinhook Military Band is progress
ing very nicely under (lie able leader
ship of Prof. Cruger of Marcus. The
bo\s plan on a free concert with a
basket social to he given January 27th
at the I. 0. O. P. in Rice. There are
now seventeen pieces in the band, all
new or practically new silver instru
ments. One hundred and forty-nine
dollars has just been paid out by these
few boys for new horns, bought direct
from Lyon & Healy of Chicago. A band
is a great asset to a rural community
and with other commodities common to
rural districts, an aggregation of this
kind should be a heartily supuorted
Don't forget now to write 1918.
Mrs. A. M. Gill was in Kettle Falls
Mr. and Mrs. John Llewellyn enter
tained a few of their neighbors Satur
day evening at their home. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. P. Roy,
Mr. and Mrs. A. I). Fredendall, Mr.
and Mrs. C 11. Livermore, and all hail
a good time.
Mrs. M. C. Smith visited with Mrs.
L. H. Llewellyn on Monday. Both
were very much in the moodol working
and kflpt busy while visiting.
Miles Llewellyn and father were cut
ting wood up in Silver Queen Caynon
W. D. Miller and wife visited M. C.
Smith and wife Friday.
Clarence Miller, RoVCB Smith and M.
C. Smith were down the river cutting
Mrs. S. L. Savage gave her Sunday
school class a joyous sleigh ride Monday
evening in honor of Herbert Moore,
who will soon be leaving Kettle Kails
for their new home in Harrison, Idaho.
Mr. gutter called on M. C. Smith
and family Thursday.
H. H. Cole was working In the bank
at Kettle Falls during the absence of
Made in ;>ic vtum o*
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agent and sale, price. V\ > invito
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Sold by Larsen & Kell ■>-, W J. Rti
liaiurh'and .1. ('. Wilsi ri £ Co., Kut
HARNESS Made and sol ! b> Gu I
Weigelt, Kettle Falls
VINEOAR - Made by Eckeri & M
Sold by D. M. Richard
Flour Grahan ■ •
flour, farinn, rye flour, coi !
by Eckeri & Morri i, gold
merchandise stores and ('i '!
Kettle Ka'ls. and Fisher Br • md
Vinegar—Manufactured uy Mra. X
liARD and Cured Me trs- M
sold by Collins A l-. Downing.
HONEY Hives owned by Mr I
Williams. Honey sold privntoh but i
in sufficient quantity to •:■■,.■
Livery and St.
Teams fed or boarded by day oi
month. Prices right
Stage meets all trains
B. M. Woodard, Prop.
Kettle Falls Flow
will exchange flour for wheat.
| Satisfaction guaranteed. This
flour is nnn-bleaehed and con
tain* the full protein ad plu!
of the wheat. Try our breal.i
foods, corn meal, cream or w
farina, graham flour and rye
flour. Chopping and corn meal
'< grinding will be done on toll or
Sweet and hard cider 35c per
Highest price for good milling
Eckert & Morris
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