I NEWS OF TOWN AND COUNTY /
Mr. and Mrs. Short of Orient were Colville
Mrs. Adams of Bossburg has been visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Weisgerber.
Mr. and Mrs. Courtright of the North Basin
are receiving a visit from their son and daughter
from Wallace, Idaho.
A benefit dance "for the benefit of dancers"
will be given at the opera house Monday evening
with music by the new four-piece orchestra.
The infant daughter of Mrs. Mark Cagle died
on Mill Creek Wednesday night at birth, and
was buried Thursday afternoon. The father of
the child died last July.
The county treasurer's office reports taxes col
lected for the month of November as being
$11,034.44. This is nearly $3,000 more than for
the same month last year.
E. C. Peterson left for Ritzville Sunday to take
charge of work in the office of the Adams County
Abstract Company. Elmer leaves many friends '
here who are sorry to lose him from Colville.
Next week moving pictures and illustrated songs
will be presented at the opera house. Plans have
not been entirely formulated, but it is the inten
tion to have two evenings a week devoted to music
and moving pictures.
Deputy Sheriff Ledgerwood was at Rock Cut
Tuesday levying on property, a result of decision
for plaintiff in the case of Richardson vs. Cooper.
Mr. Cooper filed a supercedeas bond and will
appeal to the supreme court.
J. W. Horton and E. H. Horton of Colfax and
J. E. Creuzer of Diamond are on a hunting trip in
the country east of the Old Dominion mine. They
have made hunting trips to Stevens county reg
ularly for the last eight years.
The vaudeville troup, which was billed to appear
at the opera house Tuesday did not make an
appearance. They played Monday evening at
Kettle Falls and Wednesday night at Chewelah,
but their airship was not noticeable in transit.
For the benefit of any persons interested, it is
announced that the cells for the new county jail
will not be installed before the first of January.
Of this take due notice and govern yourselves ac
cordingly, for the time cometh when Sheriff
Graham will not be obliged to sit on a nail keg
with a shot gun all night to keep prisoners from
escaping from the old fort building.
E. G. Cummings of Coeur d'Alene is visiting his
brother, Prof. W. 0. Cummings.
Dr. Kerr, oculist, who owns a ranch on Deep
Creek, has returned to town for the winter.
A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Carriker at
their home near the Old Dominion last Friday.
Mrs. Albert Keough is reported to be very ill at
their new home in Eugene, Oregon, and a letter
from them received by Mrs. Jno. Keough, of White
Mud Lake, Wednesday stated her life was de
An exceptionally fine window display at the Boss
Store is the work of Miss Bertha Strauss and F. D.
Waynick. An extension dining table and six
chairs are to be given away, winner to be selected
from holders of cash purchase tickets.
The Congregational ladies' bazaar is attracting
many holiday buyers at the building formerly oc
cupied by the Colville Hardware Company. The
"fish pond" and the excellent meals served are
worthy of patronage. Today is the last day.
Evenings are made attractive by phonograph music.
In past years Stevens county's winter industry
has been logging. Last year sleighing started Nov.
17 and was good all winter. This year the lack
of snow and the muddy condition of the roads have
prevented a beginning of logging operations.
Many predictions are made that this will be an
open season. If so the logging industry will re
ceive a serious check.
Pursuant to a call from the comptroller of the
currency for Nov. 3, the Colville banks make
statement of their condition in this issue. The
showing of these banks is one of which to feel
proud. The Bank of Colville has 70 per cent of its
demand liabilities on hand, the First National
bank 64 per cent. Securities of both banks are
gilt-edge and the cash question is not bothering
them in the least, although a conservative position
is held for the protection of their depositors and
The Stevens County Abstract Company and the
Colville Abstract Company report transfers for the
week in amount which shows that the county is
not experiencing any dirth of real estate transac
tions. The Post Falls Mercantile Company has
sold to A. L. Rogers 163 lots in the town of Meyers
Falls for $2,508, deed being filed Tuesday. Water
right on Sherwood creek granted Ellen E. Michaels
by C. I. Lewis. Ira E. Worley to Chas. R. Par
sons, 160 acres, $2,800. Burton Laird to A. J.
Anderson, 160 acres, $1,500. Carl Fluegel to J. N.
Jones and Chas. W. Jones, 320 acres, $12,500.
Lost, a little bay mare, gone for two weeks, T
branded on front shoulder, U on hind hip, little
stripe on forehead, short tail, and holder on.
When found please write to Mrs. Albert Schulze,
Meyers Falls, Wash.
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