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FORMER GRANGER WRITES
FROM NEAR FRONT LINE
Men who have enlisted from the
Greenwood grunge have been remem
bered by the grangers and a letter
has been received recently by Mrs.
A. L. Swanson, lecturer of the grange,
from H. Gordon, who says he re
ceived the half pound which she sent
to him. At Christmas time the
grangers sent the enlisted men boxes.
Gordon enlisted two years ago with
the Canadian troops.
"I thank you for the half pound,"
he wrote, "as it conies in just light.
There are so many things that one
can't write about that it loaves a
rather narrow margin to work on,
and then to make matters worse,
-onu> guys will put in all kinds of
things that should not go in and it
happens the letter gets by and then
the people at the other end will see
it and think that anything will go
and that a fellow just don't want to
write anything. But they would not
think so if they saw some of the let
ters which get turned back and oth
ers that a man will get called up to
the orderly room about.
"I got back to Fiance from Kng
land March 26 and when we joined
the battalion there we were in the
front line. We had some "umpty
umptys," that is, fellows making
their first trip into the front line, and
it was a bit of an initiation for them
ull right. As far as shells and things
went, things were quiet enough, as
Fritz only "strafed" us a little with
"flour ones," "whi/.-bungs," but the
weather was something fierce as to
wetness and of course wet and mud
together The fellows in the company
who had been here all along said it
Paige b pansenger touring car, good
repair, $i:iUO car for $500. See it.
:i b. p. Fairbanks tti Morse gasoline
engine, big bargain.
Brass, copper, iron, wool, rubber,
furniture, bought at highest prices.
Gun, furniture and buggy repairing.
Leonard's Second Hand Store
Main Street Colville
L. H. Rothlisberger, D. V. M.
Graduate of Washington
State College and an
Veterinary Surgeon and
is opening his practice
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Jones & D llingham
Spokane, Wiu*li. I^wiaton, Idaho.
was the worst trip they had made all
"However, it has been pretty good
since as our trips haven't averaged
more than a quarter rain. Just now
we are having splendid weather and
everything is looking nice and green.
There are two or three French fam
ilies living near where we are billeted
and they are putting in their gardens
and have quite a number of things
up, such as onions and other vegeta
bles. Most of the buildings are pret
ty well battered around them, but I
suppose the people don't like to leave
their homes as they are all quite old.
They are not so far away from the
line but that they get some shells
around them occasionally."
That the soldiers take an interest
in home affairs and especially home
effort* to help the Red Cross is shown
by the reference he made in his let
ter to the Red Cros>s auction .sale in
Meyers Kails and Colville, of which
Mrs. Swanson had written him. Ho
said that while he was writing "Old
Fritz is throwing a few shells over
this way, but they are not coming
within a mile of here so we should
worry. He'll keep fooling around a
bit and then our guys will open upon
him and make him think his granddad
is a bear."
Mrs. K. .1. I'jiulish. Representative
Miss Jean Clifford who has been at
tending school in .Spokane, arrived
Sunday to spend her vacation with
her parents here.
Will Cottman came in from (lamp
Lewis Sunday to spend a few days
with his relatives. He is expecting
soon to sail for ranee.
Mrs. W. F. Drake transacted busi
ness in Addy Monday.
Miss Dolly Graham and Mrs.
Graham, Mr. and Mrs. John Alby and
Halmer Alby spent Sunday at Wait's
The singing school met Thursday
evening at the home of J. McDaniel.
The next meeting will be held with
Mr. and Mrs. It. J. English on Satur
Mrs. Lavina Ouster of Covina, Cal.,
is visiting her brother George Hague
and family. A niece, Mrs Lamb,
Mr. Lamb and children from Garfield
are also guests at the Hague home.
Mrs. Henry Grinnell spent Friday
with Mrs. Cottman.
A party from this place motored
to Clarke's lake Sunday. Those in
the party were Mr. and Mrs. Will
Kline, Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmid, Miss Ada
Sleasing, Miss Helen Sleasing, Mr.
and Mrs. O!e Hoel, and M. C. Garthe
Mrs. Amos Alby spent Sunday
with Mrs. Casperson.
The Junior memhers of tho lied
Cross met at the home of Mrs. W. V.
Drake, and .spent the afternoon piec
ing quilt blocks. The last meeting
was with Mrs. English on Thursday.
Several of the younger set enjoyed a
day's outing Sunday at the little Pend
Oreille lakes. Among those from
this vicinity were the Misses Josie
Hague, Juanita Drake, Delcie Raber,
George Hague, Jr., Berne Inman, Wal
ter Pearson, Jim Pearson and Koddie
Fire broke out in J. C. Johnson's
sawmill Thursday morning at 2 o'clock
and spread so rapidly it was impos
sible to check the flames, and in less
than twenty minutes the mill was
burned to the ground. The origin
of the fire is not known. It. J. En
glish, the night watchman reports
first hearing an explosion and im
mediately the whole building was
covered with flames. No lumber was
turned and only a few ties. It was
a new mill just making its first run.
Mr. Johnson expects to commence re
building at once.
About seventy neighbors and friends
gathered at the home of Mrs. Cath
erine Cottman Tuesday evening for a
reception in honor of William Cott
man who is home from Camp Lewis
on a five day furlough. The eve
ning was spent with games. Re
freshments were served, and good
byes regretfully spoken.
SHORTHORN SALE TO BE
HELD AT SPOKANE JUNE 20
The first Shorthorn sale to be held
in the northwest at this season of the
year will be held at the Union Stock
Yards at Spokane June 20, when Joe
Turner, A. Duncan Dunn and Day &
Rothrock will combine and offer all of
their Shorthorns which are for sale at
the present time. The offerings will
consist of about 34 head of choicely
bred young Shorthorns, of which ap
proximately 23 will be bulls and the
rest cows and heifers. All animals
will have been tuberculin tested and
their breeding qualities will be so
guaranteed that the buying public will
be fully protected.
The novel feature of this sale is
that any one who is too busy to attend
can arrange with E. J. Iddings, dean
of the college of agriculture of the
University of Idaho, or his assistant
C. W. Hickman, associate professor of
animal husbandry in the same institu
tion, to buy for him. The catalogue
gives full information. These men
will not buy up to the authorized limit
on an animal if it can be bought for
less, nor will they in any case bid
higher on an animal than its merit
The Colville Examiner, Saturday, June 15, 1918
NEWS IN COLVILLE
i". i.mo mnrauo uum
POB v. m. c. a. woieu
With two brother! in the service, 1-.
I*eo OrlnMead. who lias been a prom
inent war worker in the county, de
cided that he wished to devote all of
his time to helping win the war and
took an examination lust week In
Spokane [or V. if. ('. A. work. He said
that he didn't can: Where they sent
him, mit lie wanted to go aeroaa tin
water soon, lie informed them at the
Spokane headquarters that In: wouic
mi his alTairs into shiiii.- so as to he
ready to leave any time after .Inly 1.
Mr. Qrlmtead, who has a growing
law hualneil in Colvllle, hai heen a
faithful worker In all patriotic move
ment! and has spent a larse share of
his tine in making speeches in Bte
v.ns county to aid Überty loan ami
Red Croai campaigns, His ability as a
■peaker Is well known and he has been
in great demand. But not satisfied with
taking time from his profession to
spend || for Incle Sum. Mr. Cirinsteid
foil it his duty to devote all of his
time to wnr work.
"nf course l flon't enjoy the proa
peel of leavtng my family and rrienis
and seeing my business vanishing Into
thin air," cidd Attorney (Jrinstead yes
terday. " l.»t I feel Unit It is my duty
t<> help and I just couldn't stay at home
under those olrcumatancen. i told them
that I wouldn't refute to work in the
ITnited States, but th.it I would lmtrb
prefer to «o overseas."
If he is Riven an opportunity to go
tn Europe, lie win. no doubt, receive
training In the work at some military
cantonment here prior to Roinif across,
lie says that the V. M. C. A. is in need
of men, especially those witli commer
cial experience. Auto mechanics are
also badly needed.
The three absolute requirements for
V. M. C. A. workers are that the appli
cant must be above draft hkc. a mem
ber of some evangelical church am!
physically fit. The only case in which
the church requirement is waived is in
the case of auto mechanics. "Perhaps
they don't think an auto mechanic can
retain his relipion and be a Rood one."
remarked Mr. Qrinstead, laughing.
Mr. Qrinstead his a brother who is
a lieutenant-colonel recently stationed
at Camp Kearney. California, and an
other brother who is thoupfht to lie n
his way to France and who is a mem
ber of the motorcycle corps of dispatch
riders in the s!ith Infantry.
Mrs. Thomas Bowers, wife "f Presi
dent Bowers, of the Bank of Chewelah,
has received word th.it her brother,
Dan Mahoney, with the United Btate«
infantry in Prance, was Uille.l in
action. Mr. Mahoney w.-nt as an en
listed man to FVanoe last December.
Dan Osborn, who recently bought the
A, W, Baker place in the Basts coun
try, was ii ColvlUe visitor Thursday.
He hns H forty acre place mi the liasin
road, on Haller creek, :iml has 35 ncrei
The Grand Lodge of Masons of the
jurisdiction of Washington and Alas
ka, which lias been in session at Ta
coma tills week, has elected the fol
lowing grand offloem: Alonao B, Em
ergon, Bllennburg, grand master:
Thomas B. Skagga,- Olympla, deputy
grand master; .lames H. Bent', Seattle,
senior grand warden: John Glfford,
Spokane, junior grand warden, Nathan
S. Porter of Olympla and Horace W.
Tyler of Tacoma were re-elected treas
urer and secretary, respectively. D. M.
Hurt represented the local lodge, and
Airs. O, 1". Vlnsnn represented the East
.1. P. Tllson. farmer and stockman of
the South Basin district, mv in town
Mr. and Mrs. Hy Hats-Miff of Colvllle
have been visiting at the home of Mr.
ami Mrs. O. 1.. Amos at Davenport, hav
ing motored there.
Horses i:. William*, looa! manager
of tlie Stevens County Power and Light
Company, sustained ;i current of 11,000
volts lit the power plant at Meyers
Pulls Thursday morning', and emerged
with only three burnt In addition to the
■hook, While Iniulating the Kettle
EMU wires nl the power house, he
ciime in contaot with an exposed part
Of the wires, and both hands received
the shock of the current, which made
for a bunoh of keys in his pocket and
burned his leu. the current emerging;
from his body at the point where The
keys made a contact with adjacent
metal, Ifis hands were severely
burned. Dr Wells dressed the burns a
few hours later, and Mr. Williams was
aide to he In the office afterward. Few
persons have survived such an experi
ence, death being usually the result of
such a current. His rtihhpr-soled shoes
probably saved him from the full force
of the current.
Itoy A. Toung, president of fhe Fller
tric Point mine. was In Colville
Wednesday on business. Mr. Poung is
one of the original owners of this bis;
property and It is due to his energy,
perseverenee ami superior skill in or
ganization that this property Is one >f
ttie largest and best mineral producers
In the state.
J. S. J.ane of Marcus was in ColvlUe
Mrs. Herbert A. Hay of Seattle,
formerly of Colville, is Visiting at the
Henry U. S'pedden home, on her return
from an eastern trip.
For baby's croup, Willies daily cuts
und bruises, mamma's sore throat,
grandma's lameness—Dr. Thomas' Ec-
lectic Oil—the household remedy. 30c
Miss Bertha Williams commenced
work as substitute clerk at the post
office Thursday, having passed the
civil service examination some time
Sayn It Acted l.lkr a Charm
Coughs or colda which persist at
this season usually are of an obsti
nate nature. All the more reason for
using a reliable remedy. Mrs. Mar
garet Smale, Bishop, Cal., writes: "Fo
ley's Honey and tar Compound is a
grand remedy. Stiffered from a cold
lust week, used the medicine and it
acted like a charm." Sold everywhere.
The First Flank Attaok.
We have a record in the book «f
Joshua of "the stratagem whereby Ai
was taken." This tells us how 5,000
men were set in ambush behind the
city. so that when the king of Ai and
ills hosts were drawn forward to the
tight v flank attack was made with
overwhelming success by the warriors
Not less disastrous was the fate of
Leonid as and his brave little band of
heroes when the Persians at Thermop
ylae, led by a traitor, tool; them in the
rear, 4SU It. C.
It was by a masterly maneuver near
ly WO years later that Hannibal dealt
one of the heaviest blows against the
hosts of Home. Baring concealed his
brother Mogo, with 3,000 horse and foot
soldiers, among the reeds, he enticed
the Roman Forces across tbe river Tre
bla. The legions foosht bravely and
held their own until Ifago, rising from
umbusli, attacked them in the real-and
Hope and Faith.
Hope is the boy, » Mind, hendlong,
pleasant follow good to chase swal
lows with suit; Failb Is the grave, ex
perienced yet smiling man. Hope lives
on Ignorance; open eyed Faith, is built
upon a knowledge of our life, of tbe
tyranny of circumstance and the fail
ure of human resolution. Hope looks
for unqualified success, hut Faith
counts certainly on failure and takes
honorable defeat to he a form of vic
tory. Hope la a Kind old pagan, but
Faith srew tip in Christian days and
early learned humanity, in the one
temper a mini is Indignant that lie can
not spring up in a Clap to heights of
elegance and virtue; in the other, out
of n sense of nil iiilii'inities be i.s filled
with confidence became a yeur lias
come and gone and lie hug -still pre
served some ray of honor. — Kobert
Crest of the Bloody Hand.
The noted English family of the
Holtes has for its badge a bloody hand,
and this sinister badge commemorates
a wager tlmt ended In a crime. Sir
Thomas Ilolte one day In 1012 was
hunting. He invited his comrades
home wltli him to dinner, and as he
rode along he made a heavy bet on
his cook's punctuality. Hut the cook
failed him for once. When he got
home dinner was not ready. The jeers
of his companions at ttiis failure, to
gether with liis huge loss in the matter
of the wager, enraged him so that he
ran into the kitchen, seized a cleaver
and split the cook's head open with
It. Afterward his family, to keep this
crime alive, adopted for its crest the
bloody hand of the cook killer.
A Mild Threat.
The following story Is told of the late
Dr. Timothy Dwight ly his early
days, Whan lu< was n tutor in charge
of student discipline at Yale—a sort of
proctor, apparently—he was called out
of his room by some midnight escapade.
He was obliged U a matter of duty
to pursue tlie disturbers, and with his
long le^s lie si>on found himself gain-
Ing rapidly upon them. Thereupon a
solemn voice runs °ut suddenly into
"Gentlemen, if you don't run a little
faster I shall he obliged to overtake
Hunting a Penny.
More than n year ago the balance In
the Bank of Rngland showed the loss
of a penny. The working force -was
told to liml it and has been working
since without sin-cess, (iovernments
are exact in their small financial deal
ings, and even iv this country a post
master has received a check for a cent.
"The milliner, as usual, is six weeks
behind with my hat."
"Serves you right," growled her hus
band, the eminent magnate. "You
women will deliberately place a big
construction order without a sign of a
"Saturn hei eight moons."
"1 wonder if tnooti songs are eight
times as numerous with them as with
Keeps It There.
He—You're always wanting money.
My hand's in my pocket all the time.
She—Yes, and it never conies out.
♦ PRACTICAL HEALTH HINT. ♦
♦ Open the Window*. ♦
+ Statistics show I hat the death +
+ rate for pneumonia, bronchitis, +
♦ colds and grip is highest iv +
♦ January, February and March. ♦
♦ These arc tin- window shut +
♦ months. The rate is lowest in ♦
♦ July, August and September, ♦
♦ when the windows are wide *
♦ open. The rate rises again in +
♦ October, November and Decein- ♦
♦ her, when the windows nre clos- ♦
♦ Ing. It does nut drop again un- ♦
♦ til April, May and June, when ♦
♦ the windows are again opening. +
♦ The death rate for the four ♦
♦ diseases in winter cannot be re- ♦
♦ duced to that prevailing in sum- +
♦ mer, but it can be materially ♦
+ lessened by v more general use ♦
♦ of fresh air. ♦
♦ No air that ever blew out of ♦
♦ doors Is as dangeron or so poi- +
4* sonous as that inside a bedroom 4*
♦ with tightly Hosed windows. +
+ Night air U just as pure and +
♦ wholesome as day air. bogs and ♦
♦ rains are only Injurious in so far +
♦ as they frighten you into clos- ♦
♦ Ing your windows. ♦
♦ Open tbe wtndowi und lower *
♦ the death rate. ♦
Examiner gives the news
Proper Dietancaa Apart at Which ta>
Set Various Fruit Trees.
The proper planting distance at
which to set Iruit trees needs careful
attention. Prominent growers set
peach trees at least twenty feet apart
Allhoui'ii some Bet tbe trees sixteen to
eighteen feet apart, this has proved too
close. Peach trees set at this distance
cannot secure sufficient light, plant
food and moisture to develop properly
and a tfood cover crop cannot be grown
under these conditions.
Largo growing varieties of apples,
such (is Baldwin. Stayman and Grav
enstein. are at the maximum distance
of forty feet apart. In certain sections
where these varieties grow smaller,
because of soil conditions, thirty-six
feet is sufficient. Varieties of medium
size, such as Rome. Mclntosh and
Twenty Ounce, do best when set thir
ty-six feet apart. For the smaller
growing and upright varieties, as
Wealthy, Duchess and Yellow Trans
parent, thirty to thirty-two feet is suit
able. Where tillers are placed between
permanent trees the latter are set for
ty feet apart. Plums are set at a dis
tance of twenty feet apart, pears twen
ty, sour cherries' twenty to tweuty-flve
and sweet cherries thirty to thirty-five
TO GET GOOD RESULTS
If spring "fries" and fall eggs are
desired the Incubator should be set the
tlrst or second week In February, giv
ing a hatch the early part of March,
according to T. S. Townslt>y, instructor
in poultry husbandry In Kansas Agri
The main purposes of an early hutch
is to allow the pullets ample time to
mature before cold weather. If they
do not do this they will not lay until
the following spring. Cockerels hatch
ed in March will be ready to sell when
the market for fries is good. The early
hatched chicks will be large enough to
be turned out on the ground by the
time grass and other plants have start
ed to grow ami will thus get the ad
vantage of the green feed.
Before starting the incubator it la
advisable to spray the machine thor-
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The Ithode Island Reds have yel
low skins, their bones are well cov
ered with meat, and they have a
round and handsome appearance
when dressed. Rhode Island Red
hens arc excellent sitters, make the
best of mothers and brine the
Chickens along quickly and manu
facture good broilers early. The
Reds are very active and are great
"rustlers," but they are not wild,
and a four foot fence will hold
them Tlie bird pictured is a Single
Comb Rhode Island Red cock.
oughly win. a \l per cent solution Of
coal tar disinl'eclant. This will kill any
germs or spores that may have lived
through the winter. The Incubator
should be kept iv a warm room, prefer
ably a cellar, in order that outside
weather conditions will not cause the
temperature of the machine to drop to
a dangerous point.
The Incubator should be run two or
three days to test the temperature be
fore the eggs are put in. The machine
should be kept at a temperature of 101
degrees the first week. 102 degrees the
second week and 108 degrees the third
week. The thermometer should be
kept on a level with the top of the
The lamp should be filled and the
wick carefully trimmed each day. The
eggs should be turned and cooled be
fore taking rare of the lamp, because
if there is any grease or oil on the
iiaiuis when the eggs are bandied It
will injure the hatching qualities of
the eggs. They should be turned every
day for the first eighteen days. It is a
good plan to move tbe eggs at the out
side of the tray to the Inside to oTer
pome any difference in temperature.
Beginning with the third day the eggs
should be cooled each time they are
Care of the Bull Calf.
At the age 0( five to six months the
bull calf must be separated from the
other calves. From this time on he
must receive regular exercise and be
gently handled. When he is ten to
twelve months of age he may be given
light service, possibly one cow every
three or four weeks. From the age of
twelve to sixteen months this settles
may be increased to one cow per week.
Alfalfa Needs Lime.
Probably no other field crop requires
lime to such on extent as does alfalfa,
and. with the exception of rather lim
ited limestone areas, practically all of
tbe soils of the United States east of
•lie ninety-fifth meridian require liming
for the best development of this crop.
Examiner gives the news
Colville Headers Can No Longer
Doubt the Evidence
This grateful citizen testified long
Told of quick relief—of undoubted
The facts are now confirmed.
Such testimony Is complete—the evl
'• donee conclusive.
It forms convincing proof of merit.
Mrs. S. Warwick, Davenport, Wash.,
I says: "I suffered much from backache
! and pains in my loins and Bides. My
lumbs were stiff and sometimes It was
hard for mo to get up on account of
my joints being stiff. I had rheumatic
twinges, also. Doan's Kidney Pills
greatly helped me und did me more
good than all the other medicines 1
had ever taken for my kidneys."
(Statement given February 11, 1910.)
STILL U.SKS DOAN'S
On July 12, 1916, Mrs. Warwick said:
"I alwayß find Doan's Kidney Pills to
be all that la claimed for them. When
ever I have to take a kidney medicine
a few doses of Doan's relieve the
The above Is not an isolated case.
Mrs. Warwick is only one of many In
this vicinity who have gratefully en
dorsed Doan's. If your back aches—lf
your kidneys bother you, don't simply
ask for a kidney remedy—ask distinctly
for Doan's Kidney Pills, the same that
Mrs. Warwick had. 60c all stores. Fos
ter-Mllburn Co., Props., Buffalo. N. Y.
ter r Station
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