A Weekly Journal of
Issue Number 270
We Wish You a Happy New Year and
Extend to You Our Sincere Thanks for
the Patronage Extended to us During the
%Zew reler'E) Optician
The long winter evenings are almost upon
us. Electricity in the home is almost a
necessity and is certainly a great comfort
in many ways. Have your house wired
and enjoy all the pleasures of a well light
Stevens County Power & Light Co.
Electric Lights Baths Sample Room
Steam Heat Free Bus
The Largest and Best Equipped Hotel in Stevens County
WILL DINGLE, Proprietor
First-clasa dining room in connection, under supervision of Mrs. Dingle.
COLVILLE ABSTRACT CO.
Abstracts of title to Stevens county
lands, mines and water rights
Title Guaranty & Investment Co.
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this community and want to sell or exchange
for other property, call on G. B. Ide of the
w ldeßeal Estate Agency
as we are in touch with 3000 real estate
dealers throughout the United States, Canada
and the Inland Empire. If you have a bargain
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For a very short time the Examiner will send
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Cbe £olville Examiner
Colville, Stevens County, Washington, Saturday, December 28, 1912
Gleaning and Repairing
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
The New Officials
On Jan. 13, the newly elected
officials, with the exception of
the school superintendent, will
assume (heir duties. The school
superintendent does not change
until next August.
In the auditor's office A. B.
Sansburn will have as his chief
deputy C. M. Durland, secretary
of the democratic county com
mittee, known as one of the very
beist accountants in the state, a
man of ability and of considerable
experience in courthouse work.
In former days he was a deputy
in the auditor's office, and it is
said that he gained weight by
doing the work which is ordinar
ily done by two clerks. It was
hinted before election that Dur
land might be the man for this
deputyship, and certain it is that
Sansburn lost no votes by this
supposition, although it is a fact
that not one of the newly elected
democrats made a deputyship
promise before election. George
M. Walsh will be the second
deputy in the auditor's office.
He has lived in the Colville valley
nearly all his life, comes of a good
old democratic family, has been
prominent among the young men
of the party, and has a business
education which especially quali
fies him for this position. He is
a product of the Colville schools,
a graduate of the Spokane busi
ness college, and has been en
gaged in clerical work for some
time. Miss Johnson, at present
an assistant in the auditor's office,
will remain in that position for
A. E. Dodson, assessor, an
nounces Albert Adams of Waitts
Lake as his deputy, a most capable
man, well known throughout the
county. Glen Ayars of Rice will
assist in the assessor's office when
needed. He has had some ex
perience in this office previously.
L. C. Richardson, county clerk,
will transgress the rules of the
old courthouse ring and not have
a deputy. This may be some
what startling to a long-suffering
public, but Richardson is some
thing of a worker himself, and
instead of having a deputy and
a stenographer in addition to the
services of the courthouse stenog
rapher, he will have his son Ed
ward, a stenographer, assist when
court is in session and at any time
when assistance in the office be
comes necessary. This will mean
a saving to the taxpayers, which
might or might not be pleasing
R. B. Thomas, "our Dick,"
states that he will not appoint
any deputy till he finds that one
is necessary, and that when that
time comes he will secure some
engineer who can earn his money.
No authoritative announcement
has come from W. L. Woodard,
The public will perbaps recol
lect that during the campaign the
democratic candidates made a
certain promise of economy and
efficiency in county office, should
they be elected. Well, most of
them are elected, and as is the
case with any man whose word is
good, the promise is being kept.
There is likely to be a consider
able clearing of deputies, assis
tants, stenographers, etc., over
at the county capitol, and it is
the right of the taxpayers now
to see that the county's business
is conducted in an economical and
businesslike manner, ju3t the
same as any individual would
handle his own business.
The new county commissioners,
P. H. Graham and M. C. Stolp,
are men perfectly capable of con
ducting their department, but
they have no direct jurisdiction
over a great part of the county's
expenditures, and must rely much
upon the individual officials for
co-operation and support in hold
ing down expenditures.
Dr. Mighell, coroner, hopes
Starting the new year right
that he will have nothing to do in
his job. In that case he won't
get any money.
John B. Slater, prosecuting at
torney, is the "13" man. This
was the 13th campaign he had
seen in this county, he made 13
campaign speeches, he won the
13th election, he will take office
on the 13th, in the year '13, and
you can bet 13 cents that he is as
able to care for the country's
legal affairs as he was in 1891-2
when cattle stealing seemed to
be the chief industry—until he
J. C. Hutchinson and W. D.
Smith, legislators, are prepared
to look after this county's inter
ests at the session which opems
the 15th at Olympia, particularly
along the line of road matters.
"The death of Representative S.
B,APPleman of Newport nccured
"tlVis** week, leaving a vacancy
which it is stated will be filled by
an election. Mr. Applernan was
first elected with Henry R. Sped
den from Stevens county, and was
largely responsible in securing
the county division. This year
he was re-elected, against Attor
ney A. S. Sherlock.
According to an editorial ap
pearing in the Index of last week,
Alonzo Melville Doty sees a great
calamity approaching on account
of a democratic president being
elected. He quotes the old adage
that "great events cast their
shadows before" and gives for
his reason for his woeful and
pessimistic prediction that the
bottom has recently dropped out
of the onion market in California.
Notwithstanding the reported
predilection of the Index pro
moter for the bulbous confection,
he will undoubtedly have trouble
in convincing the people of the
United States that the California
onion trade will very materially
afFect the new administration or
the princibles of democracy. As
a matter of fact onions do not
seem to be one of the issues
before the Anaerican people today,
and it will probably be some time
before the editor will see his
favorite vegetable become an im
portant factor in national politics.
Crystal Falls is undoubtedly
the smallest town on the map
which publishes a newspaper.
B. P. Hughes is ;sues regularly the
"Home Trade" for the purpose
of advertising Crystal Falls and
vicinity, and tb ie store which he
conducts. The paper is 4 pages,.
2 columns of 6 inches each, and
is printed on a small hand press.
A serifs o£ postage stamps,
slightly larger than the present
ones, will be used in the parcel
post system. Before January 1,
when the system becomes oper
ative, they will be ready for
Therowill be three series of
design*, The first will show the
methods of transporting mail,
one showing a railway mail train,
another an ocean mail steamship,
the third one of the postal auto
mobiles and the fourth the des
patch of mail by aeroplane.
In the second series there will
be shown at work the four great
elapses of postal employes— post
office clerks, railway mail clerks,
city letter carriers and rural
carriers. The third series will
give four industrial scenes show
ing sources of products that are
to be transported through the
pack ape post.
We never quite understood the
panic cry until after the election.
Now it develops that it is confined
to various office holders and pap
suckers. When they are jarred
loose it creates a panic amongst
them. The thousand and one
of the Hay machine will now be
in order for the free soup houses
which we have heard so much
about. — Douglas County Press.
Edward W. Townsend, once
famous as the author of "Chim
mie Fadden," and now a repre
sentative in Congress from New
Jersey, makps his bid for distinc
tion in the field of statesmanship
by a suggestion to Speaker Clark
— which the speaker promises to
adopt- that the complimentary
"Mr" be omitted in roll-calls,
thus saving, as Mr. Townsend
figures it, $500,000 worth of time
annually. There can be no ob
jection to this practical and use
ful concession to the democratic
diction of Chimmie and his many
friends; but at that rate, think of
what could be saved if a time
limit were put on speeches meant
merely to impress constituents
later through franked extracts
from the Congressional Record.
The Examiner has for years
made a specialty of high class job
work, and in this department does
all classes of commercial printing,
society printing, color work, en
graving, embossing, punching,
ruling, perforating, loose leaf
work, and carries a stock of loose
leaf binders and fillers for same.
This office sells all classes of cuts,
notarial and corporation seals,
corporation books, stock certifi
cates, bonds and warrants. Mail
orders are promptly answered.
The following zone regulations
of the parcels post law affecting
the Colville post oflice should be
preserved for reference:
Ist zone includes points as far
north as Boundary, all points
northwest on the Great Northern
to Laurier, south to Loon Lake
and down the Columbia River to
Gerome, also all of Pend Oreille
2d zone includes points outside
of the first zone as far south as
Pullman, east to Jennings, Mont,
southwest to Wenatchee, and all
of Okanogan county.
3d zone includes Helena, Mont.,
Lewiston, Idaho, and Seattle.
4th zone includes most of Mon
tana, Oregon and northern Cali
sth zone includes North Dakota,
Utah, and all except the extreme
southern end of California.
fith zone includes Kansas City,
St. Paul and Santa Fe, N. Mex.
7th zone includes Chicago, St.
Louis and Galvoston, Texas.
Bth zone includes New York,
Washington, D. C, and New
Packages for Canada and New
Mexico will go at the Bth zone
rate and packages for Canada
cannot be over 4 pounds 6 ounces
Parcels post packages cannot
be registered but can be insured
for their actual value up to $50
upon the payment of 10c extra
postage. When desired a return
receipt can be secured from the
addressee upon request.
All packages must bear the re
turn receipt of the sender.
Ordinary postage stamps are
not good on parcel post packages.
An Exponent for
$1.50 Per Year
The Columbia Garage
Is now equipped to do all kinds
of lathe work, machinery repair
ing. Engines and farm machin
George Rioth, Mgr.
D. H. KIMPLE
I'lans and specifications for all classeß
of buildings, furnished in short order,
together with the approximate cost of
the building. You can save money on
any kind of building by securing plans
and estimates first.
Henry C. Rukgaber
All Kinds of Flow Repairing. All
Kinds of Wood Work Neatly Done.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty.
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The Universal Car
It is the light-weight champion
of the world. In a fair and open
fight the sturdy Ford has won
its title, and holds it because it
has more strength for its weight
and can deliver more power for
its size than any car in the
' Every third car in the country
is a Ford.
Prices for 1913: Runabouts,
$625; Touring cars, $700; Delivery
cars, $725. Fully equipped, F.
0. B. Colville. For particulars,
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