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The Colville examiner. (Colville, Wash.) 1907-1948, October 31, 1907, Image 1

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The Colville Examiner
No. I Colville, Stevens County, Washington, October 31, 1907 $1.50 a Year
A Statement to the Public by the New Paper
FOR several years the matter of instituting a
newspaper in Colville has .been discussed by
the democrats of this county. A year ago the
question was decided at the democratic county con
vention and a board of seven directors selected at
the Jefferson day rally which should have in charge
the inception of a democratic paper, this paper to
{ be controlled and operated by democrats under a
provision that it should ever remain democratic and
bs issued regularly without the aid or consent of
of any other party or individual. A stock com
pany has been formed and incorporated under the
name of the Stevens County Publishing Company.
An entirely new plant has been purchased and the
paper started. The result is now before you in
this first issue of The Colville Examiner.
Thus the Examiner was started, it 'is supported
and its politics are controlled by the democratic
party of Stevens county. Hence it can in no
manner become a personal organ. It expects and
is prepared to receive the invectives and time-worn
slurs of political adversaries. A newspaper insti
tuted in the manner of the Examiner means dan
ger to opposing political parties. It means danger
to any party or individual whose methods" threaten
to undermine the principle and spirit of democracy
upon which this government was founded.
Colville was chosen for the home of this paper
for the reason that here was found the best field
for a paper which in its news columns would be;
morally, crthographicaliy and typographically
clean. Personal attacks on citizens of known in
tegrity will never be found in the Examiner. Poor
spelling and improper grammatical construction
are a direct affront to our public school system and
an eyesore to an intelligent reader. They should
not be tolerated in any publication in the country
and-will not be he herein.
The taxpayers of the county support a number
of public representatives at the county seat. The
work-of th'ese servants of the people is of interest
to all. An attack upon, them is a reproach to a
plurality of the county's voters. For several years
many people of the county have not known what
was actually being done by the county officials.
The administration of a county is of as much in
terest and importance to the few as is the work of
the national government to the many. This de- -
partment of -news is deemed important by the
Examiner and will be thoroughly covered, but with
the element of personality excluded. Most citizens
are capable of thinking for themselves, and news
paper invectives against county officials bring few
good citizens to a new country. —
The Examiner is an example of home industry.
The entire paper is produced in Colville, with no
plate reading matter, no trust-made editorial sug
gestions. As such it is the only one in Colville and
one of the few in the county.
When the entire equipment reaches here the Ex
aminer will be able to turn out the best job print
ing in the county. This means just what it .says.
There is no intention of invading the field of work
which of right belongs to others and which they
can fill. But Stevens county is large enough to
now demand an up-to-date printing establishment
and thus keep its printing at home. For years
much has been going to Spokane, to Seattle, to
Tacoma. The money for this can hereafter retain
its circulation in Stevens county, while the same
quality of work can often be produced cheaper.
If the people of Stevens county support any
newspaper, they have a right to expect that paper
to do something toward the upbuilding of the
county.' The resources of this county are plainly
discernible to the investor or worker who comes
here. But why do not more come here? This is
the vital good which a newspaper can do. A clean
publication with the interests of the citizens, of
the county and of its industries at heart can ef
fectively reach more people than any other agency.
The Examiner has no intention of concealing the
many opportunities which are to be found here
about, or in any way attempting to discourage new
enterprises, for under the conditions which govern
this paper there is no opportunity for personal gain
in silence. Names of homeseekers or people look
ing for business openings are not only welcomed
but solicited. It costs money to send sample copies
but it costs the county more not to have them sent.
A larger population would mean more production,
more money, more development, and in the end
more subscribers. Hence if for only business
reasons this paper can well afford to spend con
siderable energy along a line which will redound
to the benefit of the county.
The above statements are due the patrons of
this pjiper. If they appeal to the people as being
fair and right, let them give support, whatever be
their politics, creed or station.

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