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"Without a Smiling Face
Do Not Become a Merchant"
is an old Chinese proverb. For pictui-eaqueness,
ihrewd common sense and penetrating vision, the
A smile, a kind word, a sympathetic helping
hand, costs nothing; they unlock the gates of
untold happiness and success.
Without these human qualifications, man, indeed,
should not' become a merchant.
Service as expressed by salespeople who smile,
who BPe courteous, attentive, efficient, who render
helpful assistance to their customers, is an oft
mentior.ed characteristic of this J. C. Penney Co.
We strive to be worthy merchants.
And vc- •-hall continue to dtwerve your patronage
only to the extent we continue to rende* you this
record for production of all the
precious metals to be proud about.
Aside from the deep mines in Grass
Valley, the smaller deposits in the
aggregate yield enormously. It is
said that every man who wishes may
have a paying mine in California if
he will go through the high Sierras
with a gas engine and rock crusher
to match and establish himself on a
free gold seam in the rocky cliffs
almost anywhere along the range.
Mines in this state have been found
in what we term impossible places.
Even in the heart of the deserts gold
has asserted itself in many forms
and in great abundance, and from
the Oregon line to the Mexican bor
der there is scarcely a square mile
that has not been prospected or
mined for gold.
One is struck with the facility
with which both mineral and non
metalic products from the mines
may be commercialized. In Shasta
county is a great dyke or deposit of
pyrites of iron with no apparent high
metal values; in fact this class of
ore has always been veiwed with
suspicion by prospectors because of
its refractory character and low gold
content. In this case the necessities
growing out of war conditions crea
teu a demand for the ore which is
quarried from the ledge and shipped
to Vallejo where it is used in the
manufacture of sulphuric acid which
supplies the needs of the sugar re
fineries there. In the San Joaquin
valley a traveling man secured title
to several square miles of ledge
matter . yielding asbestos, and after
many unavailing attempts to interest
American capitalists who demanded
the lion's share, the Japanese offered
to fake his entire output for use in
industrials in the Flowery Kingdom.
In the western part of the same val
ley is being developed a deposit of
magnesite which is a large contribu
tor to the needs of steel manufac
ture. In the Laguna mountains a
railway is being built to the largest
gypsum deposit in the world.
In natural resources and prime ad
vantages for their utilization, Cali
fornia is a wonderful country, but
aside from taking into account the
climate it is yet only a part of the
Pacific slope where none of the
states has an appreciative advantage
over the other on the score of native
wealth; but we must not forget that
the greatest asset of California, the
golden, is its incomparable climate.
INCOME AND TAXES
(By Walter Price, in Grange News)
Since the price of most farm prod
ucts has fallen so low most of us
are beginning to feel very acutely
that taxes are very high. Sixteen
years ago I sold baled alfalfa hay
aboard the cars at $7 and $8 per
ton, but my taxes were only a dollar
per acre. As late as five years ago
they were $3 per acre. Now over $9
per acre. Let us examine and see
some of the reasons for such a large
advance in state, county and district
During the war while farm produce
was twice as high as now all salaried
people set up a cry that their pay
was not large enough and all state,
AMERICAN SAW MILLS and
WOOD WORKING MACHINERY
Meyers Machine Tools
New and Used Machinery—All Kinds
Anti-Friction Babbitt, Copaloy Babbitt, Copper Hard Bab
bitt, Belting, Pulleys, Transmission Equipment
NORTHERN MACHINERY COMPANY
Office SPOKANE Warehouse
607 Realty Bldg. Phone Main 6254 913 N. Howard
LOOSE LEAF SYSTEMS-RING AND POST BINDERS
RULED FORMS—BLANK FILLERS AT EXAMINER
county and district boards got busy
and gave them a raise, quite often
doubling their salary. They even con
tinued such salaries during the past
year when prices of farm products
and wages of mechanics and laborers
were very much reduced. Such offi
cials have been very lavish with the
people's money. I for one, warned
them what the result would be. It
was evident even a year ago and
more that the money of the country
was rapidly being deflated with a
consequent deflation of the price of
farm products. Hence the present
condition that thousands of farmers
cannot pay their taxes. Our county
and school district warrants are
being registered, and some of them
sell at a discount. The manager of
the Sunnyside irrigation project sent
out a circular a few months ago that
the delinquent payments were over
Let us compare a few items of
public expense with the present price
of farm products.
The governor's salary, .$6,000,
equals 1,500 tons of hay in stack,
300 tons of potatoes aboard the cars,
300 fat hogs each 250 pounds. His
automobile, $10,000, equals 2,500 tons
of hay, 500 tons potatoes. Hi 3 man
sion for 2 years, $18,000, 4,500 tons
hay, 900 tons potatoes. To quote
all other state and county official
salaries would take too much space.
Let's get nearer home.
The .salary of the superintendent of
the Outlook schools is $2,200, which
means 550 tons hay in stack or the
whole crop on 110 acres. It is well
known that alfalfa hay does not yield
above 5 tons per acre on a large part
of our lands. It also means 110 tons
of potatoes sacked aboard the cars.
The salary of the next man in
authority in the school is $1,800,
equal to 450 tons of hay and 90 tons
of potatoes. It costs about twice the
sum of money and the produce to
pay it now as before the war to run
When we come to our roads we
find that difference in wages of be
fore war and now not so great. But
owing to the fact that there is more
automobile traffic more work is
I have no doubt that some will
claim that the rate per cent of tax
levy does not indicate much increase.
To such I will say look at the in
creased assessed valuation of proper
It is evident that the average
price of farm products will fall more.
Hence if we would retain our homes
we must curtail expenses. The pay
of farm and other laborers is now
about to bed rock. But the pay of
public officials and professional
people can and must be reduced or
we will all go into bankruptcy. The
professional class in their greed will
soon kill the goose that lays the
The farmer must watch the pub
lic officials, especially the local di
rectors. Let no argument that we
must have schools and roads con
strain you to pay such excessive
wages or salaries any longer. The
first thing all of you need is a roof
over your family. Beware lest you
The Colville Examiner, Saturday, February 25, 1922
He Gives It to a Raw
Recruit in a Fatherly Way
(Copyright, 1917. by the McClur* Newspa
By M. QUAD.
When Mr. Bowser entered his family
drug store the other evening he found
si middle-aged man dressed In a khaki
uniform to show that he belonged to
the army. The druggist saw that Mr.
Bowser was working up a fatherly
expression of face and was likely to
have something to say, and he guve
the soldier boy the wink.
"So we have a recruit here?" suiil
Mr. Bowser a minute later.
"Yes," was the reply.
"I am glad to see you, sir," con
tinued Mr. Bowser. "I am glad to see
you in that uniform. It shows, sir,
that you love your country and are
enrolled among patriots, Instead of
skulking from place to place to keep
out of the iirmy. One would say, from
reading the papers, Jhat at least one
half of the American nation was com
posed of cravens. It did not used to he
so In my time. We had trouble In keep
ing the young men out of the army in
stead of getting them Into It."
"So I have henrd, sir," replied the
"I want to give you some little ad
vice, If you will take It kindly. Pin
your henrt Into the work."
"I have, sir."
"Be ready for drill any time drill
is ready for you."
"Yes, sir; I shall be."
"The trouble with a raw recruit is
that he gets homesick almost imme
diately he is in the army. Fight
agninst It. You can conquer that as
you conquer the foe."
"I shall try my best, sir."
"You may want to see your dear
old mother, and have her pat you on
the back, but you can't see her; and
if you make a good fight of it the
feeling will soon wear off. Even the
bravest men have been known to be
homesick at times."
"Others have told me the same
thing," said the soldier.
"You may want to see the hens, the
hogs, the sheep and the old spottfd
cow, but conquer the feeling. Tell
yourself that you are In the army to
stay until the foe is conquered. If you
hear a band playing 'Home, Sweet
Home,' do not let your eyes fill with
"No, sir; I will keep my eye dry."
"That's the way I like to tear a
man talk. There's another thing. You
will be under officers fresh from Wost
"Keep Right on Until You Have Removed * Dozen."
Point. They are great hands to boss
and put on style. You must know there
Is a great gulf between ofllcers and
privates. You may be cleaning your
rifle, and preparing to slay half a
dozen of the foe, when an officer will
come up to you and call you a son of
a sen cook, a skunk In the brush and
lots of other hard names. He does not
do It to be mean, but it's only his way,
you see. Do not sass back, but smile
as you look at him. He will become
ashamed of himself and walk away."
"Yes, sir, I will do that," replied
the soldier. "I shall want to knock
him down, but I know all about that
gulf and I shall keep my temper. Tou
are very kind, sir, to talk to m« as
"Ob, that's all right," replied Mr.
Bowser, In his off-hand way. "I wish
that I could talk to a thousand of yon
raw recruits. It might save yon much
"You have been used to lying In bed
until nine or ten o'clock In the morn-
Ing, and then coming down to find
your coffee and toast and fried eggs
and bacon all ready for you."
"That's the way, sir."
"All raw recruits are prone to find
fault about their rations," continued
Mr. Bowser. "Bear this In mind and
do not kick. It will do you no good If
you do. You may smell the fried
oysters cooking lor your colonel, but
remember the gulf. Uncle Bam In
tends to feed you well, but there will
be times when circumstances prevent.
If they deal out a ration of raw tur
nips to you, eat them aud say nothing.
Do not go wandering about camp anil
asking the othw men If you Hre not en
titled to butter, scrambled rgirs, gold n
bacon, French fried potatoes and Java
coffee. There Is always enough kick
ers about to start a rebellion If you
speak encouraging words, mid your
dear old mother will hcur thut you
have been shot as a mutineer inster.n:
of dying as a hero in battle."
"You are very good, sir," snld Ow
soldier, as he winked ut the druggist
with his other eye. "I have eaten us
many as 20 scrambled egg* nf uncc,
but I shall learn to curl) my appetite.
Fresh salmon and milky coffee \» good
Dressed In a Khaki Uniform.
enough for me and if the 'tatert ar.
boiled with their packets on no one
will hear any grumble from me."
"It may happen," Raid Mr. Bowser,
hs he wiped a tear from his eyes, "that
you will get a letter stating that your
dear old mother Is dead of pneumonia.
She got it by going out in a bltasnrd to
bring in a handful of wood. Her lust
thought was of you. She gasped out:
'Oh, my son!' or something of thnt
kind, and was off to that happy laud
where soldiers are never seen."
"Yes, sir, I shall expect such a let
"But do not let It shock you too
much. If you weep over it, turn your
back to the other boys or go off into
the brush somewhere. Set you teeth
hard together and do not give away."
"That will be me, sir."
"And now about a battle," continued
Mr. Bowser, as he swelled out his
chest. "Be on call at any moment.
Take your place In the ranks and sec
that your rifle is loaded and the bayo
net on tight. You are going to cltnrgo
the enemy. Do not be surprised If half
your regiment Is wiped out. Pay no at
tention to groans uud screams of tin 1
wounded, but press forward and give
the foe your bayonet. Strike hard urn!
strike home. Do not be content with
removing a single foe, hut keep right
on until you have removed a dozen.
Then you can come back to camp and
have something to brag of."
"Tes, sir, I shall kill at least B
"Perhaps you know something
about soldiering?" suggested Mr.
Bowser, as he detected a faint smile
on the soldier's face.
"Well—well—er, I ought to, I think,
as I have been 20 /ears In the regular -
Mr. Bowser had wasted his time..
Be stood with mouth op«n, while the
soldier went out with a salute at the
door, and then the druggist said:
"B»wser, a few of us are trying to
raise 9100 for the Red Cross fund.
win you put your name down on this
list for a 910 contribution T"
And Mr. Bowser wrote his name on
the list, and handed over the $10 and*
went home to keep so quiet the rat,
of the evening that Mrs. Bowser won
dered If be was developing a case of'
Larry Semon, whose recent triumphs have Impelled reviewer* to style
him "The New Cmnedy Kinji." nan risen to that coveted pla.-e by long train-
Ins. BttCh stage in Ills career afFed iis ti stepping stone to his great achieve
ment Hrrbaps !.■• wns bom under a lucky planet. Anyway, he was for
tunate enough to lie the sou of am actor and received an early training In
mafic, Juggling and aerobatics. I-ft mastered some of these arts before h«
had finished the third reader. After leaving school he traveled with his
father and became mure efficient In the art of entertaining.
Then followed Hip period in the newspaper business as cartoonist. Tht»
developed his erei Ive ability and prepared him to write his own comedies.
It also uuiht him to forsake the well beaten path and search In the byway*
for new material. A cartoonist must be original,
Thus, t.arry Semun is perhaps Hie best qnnllfled f*r the title of comedy
king. All of his past experiences ca« be utilized upon the screen He Ct«
resort to thrilling acrobatics where tlie a\eru(e comedian Is forced to usa
slapsticks. He Is al«o «*tpt in training animals nnd has a cat, monkey anU
■Ik white mice that pliq; Hfllcult roles in his comedies.
During the three sf«rs previous to 1922. Albert E, Smith, president ni
Vltagraph, has agreed to outlay $3,600,000 on I.arry Seinon In the production
»/ 86 new comedies. "Tlie Grocery Clerk," which Is something different from
the usual run of laugk makers, was the first P.lni to be i>roduced under tl«»|
new contract. "Between the Acts," "Dew Dr^i> Tnn" and "The Head Walter 1
are some of Larry Semon's comedies that stand nut prominent as being in v
cUsa by themselves.
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Before he was an »«*«r, wmium Duncan wag an athletic Instructor and a
writer for physical cuttore magazines. He first appeared on the stage with
Sandow, the strong mv, and later toured the country at the head of his own
dramatic company playUg Hamlet. Today he Is known throughout the world
as a serial star and director. Upon completing "Smashing Barriers" Albert B.
Smith, president of VlUffeph, furnlßhed Mr. Duucau with a serial the produc
tion of which will cost C 5,000,000.
"The Silent Avenge*" Is the title of the new serial. It ni written by
Albert E. Smith and Cleveland Moffett. In this Mr. Duncan Is given ample
epportunity to show his skill as a fancy »hot pool player, expert on the ten-
Bls court and clever sl|oM of hand performer. The thrills provide the e»ar
director with material hi which to demonstrate his strength and ability as an
an•rouii.i athlete. He kMtst* on realism and will assume great risks to stage
• thrill aa it should be p»*formed. He will not use dummies or substitute*.
If the thrill is In the script, Mr. Duncan Insists that it can be performed
«ud he does it regardless of the hazard.