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The Colville Examiner, Saturday, January 18, 1913
N. B. Wheeler and J. M. Williams S^^^ tv I 111 Mlm^l^^
Managers, Kettle Falls, Wash. j. JL I 1 V
A weekly summary of event* of interest to Kettle Falls and the Upper Columbia River Valley, the garden spot of the great Northwest
Kettle Falls News
Dr. Lee had his fiery steeds hitched
to his snow plow Sunday morning. This
is the second time the doctor has acted
the good Samaritan to his neighbors.
A few of us had a short medical
course last week.
Mary B. Scheurle has resigned from
the teaching staff of the Kettle Falls
'. "The oldest inhabitant" says he has
never seen a winter in this valley with
out a month or more of good sleighing.
When one reads of a winter dust storm
in the Walla Walla country it is refresh
ing to look at the snow piled fleecy
white on the fence posts. Even the
telephone wires are loaded with "the
beautiful" after a snow fall, and every
pine looks like a Christmas tree.
Numerous sleighing parties by the
younger set make the nights resound
with good cheer.
Comes a sound from far-away
Kind of gentle hummin';
Tinkle, jingle, laughing, gay;
It's the sleigh ride comin'!
A musical entertainment under the
auspices of the Pinhook Military Band
will be held at Rice I. 0. 0. F. hall
Monday evening, Jan. 27. Ladies are
to bring basket lunches, which will be
auctioned, the proceeds to go to the
band. Refreshments will also be served.
The entire entertainment is free and
everybody is invited.
We see Homer is having hard luck
again. I guess that's what you call it.
There seems to be a stronger wind in
An interesting trial was held in Judge
Baldwin's court this week, in which
Myron Churchill was plaintiff and B. C.
Camp defendant. Each plead his own
case; in other words was own lawyer.
The sum involved was only $18.39. Of
this amount the defendant claimed he
only owed $4.57, and placed his check in
the bank, claiming it was a legal tender.
At this point the question was raised as
to what constituted a legal tender. This
question was not settled to the satis
faction of the court by the defendant
or his witnesses. There were spectators
present who could have defined it cor
rectly. The defendant had nine wit
nesses, and the plaintiff one. The de
fendant was called down several times
by the court, who threatened to impose
a fine for contempt. This had a quiet
ing effect for a short time, but it soon
wore off, and the old conditions prevail
ed. The case occupied nearly the en
tire day. The court rendered a verdict
for the plaintiff for the amount claimed,
assessing the costs to the defendant,
which amounted to $27.85.
The ladies aid society of the Presby
terian church will meet with Mrs.
Garthe next Wednesday afternoon.
It is a wise father that knows the
heart of his own child.
While the name of our paper sounds
rather warlike, we are first, last and
always for peace. War is becoming
less and less frequent as men and na
tions become more civilized. In 1914
will be celebrated 100 years of peace
between the United Statss and Great
Britain. Of course we must admit that
the existence of the huge armies and
navies of the great powers is a constant
menace to the peace of the world. As
well rear a giant on blood and meat
and when full grown try to satisfy
him with malted milk as to expect to
train all ablebodied men in the art of
slaying and expect to avoid wars. What
would be the sense of training up a
prize fighter and never give him a
chance to perform. Happily the mili
tary spirit has not yet secured a footing
north of the Mexican boundary. And
we are free from the fear that is a
nightmare to the statesmen of Europe
that they may wake up some morning
and find the enemy across their border.
Let us hope that the new party in power
will stay with the position they took at
the last session of congress when they
voted down the proposition to lay down
more than one new battleship this year.
Fresh Bread and Doughnuts every
day at the Home Bakery.—adv.
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.
Fine Crystal White Orphington cock
eralg (Kellerstrass strain from first
pen) for sale $1.60 at my ranch. Cut
this out for reference. L. B. Stickney,
The limited number of articles listed
so far under "Hade in Stevens County"
goes to show that there is a field open
for enterprise along many lines in Stev
ens county. Perhaps something can be
gained by citizens patronizing the home
industries we now have. Also the mer
chants can occasionally find an oppor
tunity to help themselves and an infant
industry at the same time. For ex
ample a barrel of Bauer kraut was
recently imported by a local firm when
there are several cellars of fine cabbage
within a few miles of town and a little
investigation would have produced a
first class article of home manufacture.
Just a little less of "Everybody for
himself" and a little more of "Each for
all and all for each," and we will have
the best country on earth along the
President Baker of the First National
Bank of New York admitted before the
money trust investigating committee
that a dangerous power was entrusted
to a small group of financiers in the
financial metropolis. Under our present
money system a large percent of the
entire money reserve of the United
States is piled up in New York City.
As long as the men in charge of the
large banks in that reserve center are
careful conscientious men, all will go
well. Nevertheless there is always
danger of an unscrupulous man coming
into power and using the immense money
reserve in a way that may bring disas
ter. The welfare of the nation demands
the most careful governmental super
vision over all banks in reserve centres,
and more especially in New York city.
10,585 persons were killed and 169,538
persons were injured by steam railroads
during the year ending June 30, 1912.
The majority of these were killed or
injured because of the speed at which
trains are operated. Of course those
who are not killed or maimed get there
in double quick time. But why this
haste? What end have they in view
more valuable than human life itself.
Sad falling off in consumption of beer
in Chicago. One quarter of a million
barrets less of beer was consumed in
1912 than in the previous year.
The supply of parcel post stamps in
all important centres is about exhausted
owing to unexpected volume of business
and the postmasters are ordering new
supplies by telegraph.
Adrianople, the pearl of the Orient,
is still in its shell.
Teacher of Sunday School class—"One
person dies at every tick of the clock."
Young Hopeful—"Why don't they
stop all the clocks?"
Read the Scimitar for all important
news of the Upper Columbia River
Pastor (to colored member of his flock
who has invited him to dinner)—"Rastus
where did you get those fine chickens?"
Rastua —"Parson, now look-a-here, I
nevah ask where yo get yo sermons
Kettle Falls or Columbia river sub
scribers not receiving their paper reg
ularly, or at the correct address, should
notify the Kettle Falls management.
Sample copies may be secured at this
office, and orders for subscriptions or
job work will be attended to.
Upper Columbia River Poultry As
sociation held Its annual meeting in
Webb & Atwood'a office on Saturday,
January 11, and adjourned until Wed
nesday, January 22, at 4p. m. All in
terested in retaining the annual poul
try show at Kettle Falls are urged to
attend. The meeting will be at the
Eckert & Morris announce a prize
contest. They will give as first prize
for the best loaf of bread a sack of
flour. Second prize, a 25-pound sock of
graham flour. Third prize, 10 pounds
of farina. There will be five judges:
Pomona master, master of one of the
granges and three ladles. Prizes will
be decided at the open session of the
Pomona grange held at Meyers Falls,
February 12. The only condition of
the contest is that each contestant
must use flour made by the Eckert &
Supplement your natural ability with
great Industry and unswerving per
servance. Earn the reputation of be
ing the most energetic, best Informed
and the most reliable, as well as the
most obliging man on the job.
There has been a vast amount of
stuff In print, for sometime past, con
cerning the high cost of living, whlcli
affects us all seriously, especially those
In moderate circumstances. In the past
decade the cost grows more severe with
each succeeding year, until we wonder
where or when the end will come and
prices will be on the downward scale.
Perhaps It will Interest those who do
not remember the scale of prices that
prevailed about the close of the civil
war, nearly 50 years ago. The cost of
necessities at that time compared with
the present shows quite a contrast, es
pecially so when we take Into con
sideration that the scale of wages then
was not over half as high as at the
present time. The following were the
prevailing prices, as a rule, at that
time: Coffee, -60 to 75 cents per pound;
factory or sheeting, 20 to 30 cents per
yard; dressed pork, $16 per hundred;
wheat, from $2.50 to $3 per bushel;
turpentine, $4 per gallon, or 60 cents
per pint; sugar, 15 to 20 cents per
pound; molasses, $1.50 to $2 per gallon;
barley, $1 per bushel; clover seed, $16
per bushel; oats, from 60 to 80 cents
per bushel of 32 pounds; wool, $1 per
pound: clothing correspondingly high;
cut nails, 10 to 12 cents per pound:
sewing machines, $150; mowing ma
The change of management In the
moving picture business, at tills place,
from Adams brothers to W. D. Richard
son was a surprise to the people here.
Mr. Richardson is well and favorably
known here, where he has many
friends. We predict for him a very
liberal patronage. It is understood he
will extend his business to Rice and
Daisy as soon as he can get the nec
essary lighting apparatus for operat
ing the machine. These towns at
present are out of the electric circuit.
From recent rumors it seems quite
probable that there will be plenty of
electric juice ready for the down-the
river towns before many months.
The city council met Tuesday even-
Ing and finished its business, with W.
H. Lee the retiring mayor. Mr. Lee
made some appropriate remarks In
turning over the office to his successor,
J. M. Williams. The new council or
ganized and transacted a small amount
of business. The following are the
officers: .T. M. Williams, mayor; Gus
tav Wig-elt, F. C. Zlrtzmann, E. E. At
wood, R.| A. McKellar, Bert Williams,
cuuncilmen; N. B. Wheeler, treasurer;
E. B. Qroudon, marshal; J. C. Wilson,
fire chief. The clerk is not yet ap
We sure got a cute little girl in
Mrs. J. W. Worley is on the sick list
—too much high life, when not used
L. Worley and B. Bradbury attended
the W. O. W. lodge Monday and report
ed a. good time.
Never mind, little girl, you muy
never see him again.
The cake sure tastes different lately.
Everybody's doing it, doing It. Doing
what? Sawing wood.
Bob Olinger is again working for
Mr. and Mrs. H. Curry were on the
flat for a few days.
A P. D. Q. call!— Anybody knowing
a good cure for getting sore because
not winning every game, please tell
Ray Bradbury and Seastrom attended
the grange across the river Saturday
anrt report a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Worley returned
from Martys, to say it's a good enough
place, but they like being on the level
with other people.
For week ending 6p. m., January 7.
Month Date Max Mm Snow Precip
Jan 7 18 10 3} .36
" 8 28 18 2J .20
9 21 29 2 .20
10 26 18
11 23 17 1 .10
12 19 10
13 17 1 2 .20
Monthly summary for November, 1912:
Maximum temperature, 55
Minimum temperature, 20
Mean temperature'for month, 37.3
Total precipitation, 3.34 inches
Total snowfall, 1 inch.
H. H. COLE,
Thrifty Trees at
Dr. H. A. Green wald
Physician and Surgeon
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
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Collins & Downing
May be secured at the same old
prices by leaving orders with the
Kettle Falls office of