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BEGINNING AT ONCE
WE OFFER AS LONG AS OUR STOCK LASTS
EVERYTHING REGARDLESS OF COST PRICE
OR RESALE PRICE.
IT WILL PAY YOU TO BUY
YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS HERE
COME EARLY AND GET OUR PRICES
m IF ITS FROM RICH'S ITS RIGHT*
COLVILLE HOTEL COLVILLE BUILDING
COLVILLE ABSTRACT CO.
Abstracts of title to Stevens couqty
lands, mines and water rights
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LOOSE LEAF SYSTEMS—RING AND POST BINDERS
RULED FORMS—BLANK FILLERS AT EXAMINER
I Use TopNoch Flour 1
4jj Hk^T* /I^W housewife is eternally seek-
lr^r I OIJSSSf*/ F ca* **• made wittl our flour- s)
1 PtSnoch Flour Mills] 8
I COLVILLE^WASHINCTON 11
Che golvilie examiner
OFFICIAL NEWS OF CITY AND COUNTY
High class tailoring for men
Dry cleaning, prejwing, repairing,
Golville, Steveiis County, Washington, Saturday, December 9, 19^2
Are Now on Sale
Every Person Asked to Aid
the Cause of Education
The annual sale of Christmas seals
starjed in Stevens county Dec. 1,
and continues through December.
These seals pay for the Modern
Health Crusade and Nutrition work
in the schools of Stevens county,
and for all the educational work of
the Anti-Tuberculosis League.
Hugh A. Scarborough, principal
of the Colville high school, is coun
ty chairman of the Christmas Seal
sale. He has appointed community
chairmen as follows:
Clayton, F. A. Strieker.
Loon Lake, R. L. Dailey.
Springdale, R. G. Sabin.
Valley, J. B. Hergesheimer.
Daisy, W. L. Beaumont.
Rice, B. F. Frampton.
Hunters, V. F. McPherron.
Northport, S. V. Thistlewaite.
Kettle Falls, Cornell Vander Meer.
Marcus, Emmaline Schiauch.
Orin, F. E. Wentz.
Meyers Foils, Laura V. Ellis.
Chewelah, Mrs. F. L. Reinoehl.
Colville, Mrs. Ross Culver.
Christmas Seals, selling at only
one cent each, are gradually stamp
ing out tuberculosis, the great men
ace. They are doing it by educating
the children in the common schools
through the Modern Health Crusade
and Nutrition work. They are
doing it by educating adults in
methods of prevention and cure.
The Great Menace
T2very three minutes some one in
the United States dies from tubercu
losis. One-tenth of all deaths due
to tuberculosis! One-fourth of all
sickness due to tuberculosis!
One-third of the poverty in the
world is due to tuberculosis I One
half of the cripples of the world due
to tuberculosis! States and counties
are struggling under increasing tax
burdens to care for an increasing
number of indigents who are incapac
itated by tuberculosis.
Yet tuberculosis is preventable
Medicine will not prevent or cure
tuberculosis. It is prevented and
cured by right living.
Christmas Seal Sale
Each December the National Tuber
culosis Association furnishes Christ
mas Seals for sale to all persons to
use on their Christmas letters,
packages and greetings. The seals
are three colored lithographed em
blems, like postage stamps, and
their use signifies that the sender is
willing to spend a small sum each
year in wofking for the health of
The seals sell at one cent each.
Of this sum the county league gets
60"%, the state association 80%, and
the national association 10%. Thus
practically every cent spent for
seals remains for the work at home.
Sale in Colville
For the Seal sale in Colville, Mrs.
Culver has the following assistants
who will commence work Dec. 9:
Gladys Casey ant! Jessie Parsons at
Stenger-Gleason's; Virginia Noble
and Josephine LaPlftnt at the post
office; Julia Bair and Vera Willett
at the J. C. Penney Co. store; Mar
garet Taylor and Katherine Milliren
at the Rexall store; Dorothy Diffen
ba«her and Ruth Houghton at Bar
mans; Bernice Schwerdfield and
Marian Barnes at the Leader.
Seals may also be purchased at
Hotel Colville, Hotel Lee, Strong's,
Exminer ami Statesman-Index.
The help of tEe young married
people of the city hag also been
enlisted so th".i 'he work will be
carried on continuously.
Mrs. C. L. Baker has offered her
home for a card party, the returns
of which will go to the League. In
vitations will be issued during the
F. M. Curtin.s, the well known
Berkshire breeder of Fruitland, is
not generally known in this county
a» a lawyer, yet he has had 16
years practice in lowa and in Spo
kane, and was one of the attorneys
in tbe Fruitland water right hear
ing in Colville this week.
State Examiner Makes Re
port of Expenditures
of Colville High
According to the report of L. D.
Brown, state examiner for the de
partment of taxation and examina
tion, the cost of maintenance per
capita in the Colville schools com
pares most favorably from the
standpoint of economy with other
schools in the state. The average
daily attendance for the two years
July 1, 1920, to June 30, 1922, was
606 and the cost per capita excluding
warrant interest was $74.87. In
cluding interest the total expense
per capita was 78.34. Mr. Brown's
report shows that the financial con
dition of the district improved great
ly during the year ending June 30,
1922, the warrant indebtedness being
reduced from $25,037.19 to $18,
--973.01. District No. 5 has no bond
ed debt but the old union high No. 3
still carries a bonded debt of $11,
--000. The valuation of the district
was $1,027,888 and the tax levy re
quired was 17 mills for the last year
of the report.
During these times when people
are heavily burdened by high taxes,
it is refreshing to know that this
examination elicited the statement
from the state examiner. As may
be seen from the school memoranda,
the per capita cost of maintenance
for the school year just ended was
most conservative. Expenditures
were also kept well within the an
nual estimate as they were also kept
within the "available revenue" as
shown by comparative statements
of this report.
This report covers only th«> Inan
cial management of the district. Ed
win Twitmyer, state high school in
spector, visited the school last year
and inspected the equipment, quali
fication of teachers, quality of in
struction, and the results attained.
In a recent report Mr. Twitmye*
says: "The spirit, discipline and
.quality of the work are excellent,
especially considering the handicaps
toiler which the school has to work."
SOON TO REOPEN
Chewelah Industry to Re
sume Activities with
Big Crew of Men
The big plant of the Northwest
Magnesite Co. at Chewelah is show
ing signs of increased activity and
more than 150 men are now at work
therej with an expectation that 300
will be at work soon after Jan. 1.
This plant, .which was compelled
to close Dec. 31, 1920, because of
failure of congress to pass the mag
i osite tariff asked by President
Wilson, is now gettirg the benefit
of a tariff of $11.60 a ton, which
will enable the Chewelah magnesite
to compete as far east as Chicago.
This plant is the largest of the kind
in "the world, built during the war
at a cost of about a million dollars.
During the war it supplied a large
part of the magnesite used in this
country, and millions of dollars were
paid to the railways for freight to
In the reopening of the plant, the
company has purchased the Cottrell
dust-saving equipment formerly used
at the Northport smelter, and this
has just been Installed. This equip
ment is expected to do away with
the troubles which have heretofore
been experienced by farmers from
dust. The transporting of the dust
.saving machinery required 27 rail
way cars, a month to tear it down
at Northport, and nearly a month
for erection at the Chewelah plant.
A steam shovel has been added
to the equipment at the quarries,
which are five miles west of the
plant. The rock is carried from the
quarries to the plant by means of
buckets hung on a tramwire.
As a result of the reopening of
the magnesite plant, the town of
Chewelah is experiencing a real re
vival in business. Many of the for
mer workmen have returned with
their families, and new ones are
coming every day.
A man who stuttered badly went
to a specialist, and after 10 difficult
lessons learned to say quite distinctly,
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled
His friends congratulated him upon
this splendid achievement.
"Yes," said the man, doubtfully,
"but it'n s-s-such a d-d-deucedly
d-d-difficult remark to w-w-work into
an ordin-n-nary c-conversation,
NEWS OF SCHOOLS
Some of the Current News
at CohWe's Accredited
Prwpare* by numbers of claaa In Jour
nalism, andar the direction
of Mlm Loom la
The third six weeks of the first
semester started Dec. 4. The first
semester will end Jan. 19. The
Christmas vacation will start in two
weeks. The report cards are to be
given to the pupils this week.
The Vera high school, which has
an enrollment of about 150 students,
wishes to make arrangements to play
basket ball with the Colville high
During institute week there was
an election of the officers of the
Stevens County Principal*' Associa
tion and the Stevens county unit of
the Washington Educational Asso
ciation. Supt. Putnam became treas
urer of the W. E. A., and H. A.
Scarborough president of the princi
pals' association. ,
Basketball season opened Monday,
Dec. 4. Thirty enthusiastic boys of
the Colville high .school turned out
for practice at the gymnasium. Nor
man Moss, the athletic coach, ex
pects to choose a winning team from
this large turnout.
There has been) a debating league
organized with the three accredited
high schools of Stevens county, Col
vi!if, Chewelah and Marcus as the
three competing schools. Coach G.
W. Wallace of the Colville high
school has been chosen saeretary
treagurer of the organization. The
question for debate in as follows:
"Resolved that,the federal employ
ment service should be extended and
coordinated with' the state and local
public labor exchanges." The men
to represent Colville in debate will
be chosen from th« following: Mar
cell ButiKe, Hubert Page, Robert
Bristow, and Theodore Peterson.
The students of the Colville high
school r»#umed Dec. I to resui >c
their studies after a week's vaca
tion. It is certain every one enjoy
ed their vacation and are willing to
work three weeks until their CluiiL
A very important meeting of the
Parent-Teachers Association will be
held ut 8 o'clock, at the couit house,
Tuesday evening, Dec. 12.
A costume ball in honor ol the
junior class of the Cdlville high
school is to be given at the Colville
gymnasium Saturday, Dec. 9, by
the senior class. Alt members of
the faculty have been invited to :it
tend. The patrons and patronesses
are: Messrs. and Mesdames Offtitt,
Simet, Johnson, Montgomery, Camp
bell, Exley and Mrs. Lallif Hice.
The. fust basketball game of tlte
season, which was to have been play
ed with Hllyard, has been cancelled
by that town. The athletic associa
tion is try ing, to arrange for a game
with some other town. At present
no game has been arranged.
The serving of hot lunches .started
Dec. 5. Instead of running the hot
lunches on* the credit system as was
the custom laat year, the lunches
will be sold for cash only. ThUwill
save the trouble of keeping books.
Ma MenMuir, Opal Phillips and
Minnie Eager, students of the home
economics class, will have charge of
the hot lunchen at the high school.
Ula Seiber and Irene Ogle, also of
the home economics class,. will have
charge of them at the grammar
school. A rate of two or three cents
will b«- charged at the grammar
school and five cents nt the high
TREASURER NAMES DEPUTIES
W. L. Biggar, who will take office
ag county treasurer Jan. 8, has an
nounced that his first deputy will
be A. K. Myers, who has. had 12
years banking experience, and who
for the last five years has resided
on a ranch northeast of Colville. Mi
Myera was cashier of a. bank in
Oklahoma, and on cominsr to Wash
ington wm assistant cashier of the
Whitman County National at Rosalia
for seven years.
Miss Velma Exley will be contin
ued in her position as segregation
clerk, and Miss TwU»-Craft will re
main in her work as roll clerk.
The fourth deputy, who is called
general deputy, and who receives
the lowest pay in the office, has not
yet been named.
With Mr. Biggar having served
14 years in banking work, and his
first deputy having had 12 years ex
perience in basking, and with two
experienced deputies remaining in
the treasurer's office, the work in
that office ought to be conducted
An Exponent for
$2.00 Year in Advance; 5c Copy
THIRTY YEARS AGO
From the Colvllle Republican (B. U
Jameson, editor) SV years ago today
The town election Tuesday result
ed in the election of R. E. Lee for
mayor, L. J. Wolford and John
Rickey councilmen, and John hfoyle
(.n Monday at noon at the Mission
occurred the marriage of John M.
Stevens and Miss Jennie Knsdorf.
They have gone into winter quarters
in the snug and handsome cottage
recently erected by Mr. Stevens.
On Dec. 5 at Medical Lake the
spirit of T. M. Herkimer took its
flight to its eternal home.
There is not a vacant dwelling
hou.se in Colville. Business is rep
resented by 28 flourishing concerns.
F. liarman has a $30,000 stock of
goods, A. A. Bamett $18,000, R. E.
Lee $10,000, Herman Baum $4,000,
C. H. Folger $1,000. Other busi
nesses are a bunk, drugstore, well
stocked shoe store, merchant tailor,
two dressmaking and one millinery
store, news stand, two watchmakers
and jewelers, bakery, two meat mar
kets, three hotels, a restaurant, six
saloons, a brewery, barber shop with
bath rooms, modem laundry, two
large livery stable*, saddlery, two
blacksmith shops, and a brick yard.
The Hotel Colville is a three story
brick and cost $30,000. The Rickey
block is just completed. The upper
floors are offices and lodge rooms
for the Masons and Odd Fellows.
'Every room is rented. Cost $25,000.
Witham's block li a two story brick
that cost about $5,000. The bank
building is another brick which cost
$5,000. Then there is Hofstetter's
' block, a splendid frame; Meyers'
block, the upper floor of which is
the town hall. There are two hand
some church edifices, Congregational
and Catholic. There are 7 lawyers,
2 physicians, and a U. S. commis
Examiner News Items
Fifteen Years Ago
Tint Colvilli- Kxarnlner's portrayal
nf events !■• y«n ago this week
Miss Osa Hrouillet returned Sun
day from a six weeks visit with her
brother's family in Seattle.
Leo Gordon, the harnessmaker,* is
giving neat pocket books to his
customers as holiday souvenirs.
He had been hunting. On his re
turn a friend asked him "How many
did you get?" "Only one," was the
answer. "Send me down a piece
will you?" "Sure." And when
the ireat was placed before him,
nicely cooked, there was a warm
spot in his heart for his friend who
would furnish him a deer dinner.
This warm spot is warmer now. The
hunter hod sent him a choice cut
from the coyote he had killed.
Miss Chloe Clark is again assist
ing at the Leader.
Councilman Charles Wingham was
ill tins week with the grippe.
Ben Setzer, an early Stevens
county pioneer, hast returned from
Nevada and will remain here this
G. W. Denny of New London,
lowa, will move to Colville next
week from Springdale where he has
The new Free Methodist church
at Orln will be dedicated tomorrow.
Presiding Elder Albert Bean will
have charge of the service, assisted
by Rev. O. F. DeFoe and Rev. W.
H. Boddy of Colville.
The entire Citizens ticket wai el
ected Tuesday: Council men, F. A.
Savage, W. F. Diffenbacher, F. L.
Torrey, George Stenger; treasurer,
P. R. Parks. The proposition to
raise the town to a city of the third
class was carried 98 to 27.
For the benefit of any person in
terested, it ig announced that the
cells for the new county jail will not
be installed before the first of Jan
uary. Of this take due notice, for
the time cometh when Sheriff Gra
ham will not be obliged to sit on a
nail keg with a shot gun alt night
to keep prisoners from escaping
from the old fort building.
An exceptionally fine window dis
play at the Bosh store in- the work
of Miss Bertha Strauss and F. D.
Country hides are now bringing
only a cent a pound.
Sheriff W. H. Graham was some
what under the weather the nrtt of