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A Weekly Journal of
Issue Number 383
Looks and wears like the real thing—in some cases
looks better than it. We have a nicer selection of
heavy gold cased jewelry than any other store in
this section of the country. It pleases the most fas
tidious taste and the prices cause you delight. A
visit today will make you a purchaser.
Jeweler and Optician
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
ed home.
Stevens County Power & Light Co.
Hotel Colville
The Largest and Best Equipped Hotel in Stevens County
WILL DINGLE, Proprietor
First class dining room in connection, under supervision of Mrs. Dingle.
Frank Ko^lka
Merchant Tailor
Colville, Washington
Abstracts of title to Stevens county
lands, mines and water rights
Great Northern Railway
Faster Schedules
More Convenient Departures
The ORIENTAL LIMITED leaves Spokane 8:15 a. m., ar
rive* Seattle 8:15 p. m., Tacoma 10 p. m:, crossing the Cas
cades in day-light. A beautiful trip
FOR THE BUSINESS MAN-A new night train, No. 25,
leaves Spokane 8:30 p. m., arrives Seattle 8 a. m.
Compartment-observation cars, standard
sleepers and coaches on above trains
Local train No. 3 leaves Spokane 8:35 a. m., arrives Seattle
10:25 p. m., stopping at all stations enroute
For further information call or write
D. W. Williams jfS^f I R- C. Shaw
Agent Imo^Sayl Trav# Paßß# Agt#
Colville, Wash. I^l Spokane, Wash.
Pay in advance and get the Examiner for $1.
Cbe ColviHc examiner
Colville, Stevens County, Washington, Saturday, February 27, 1915
Cleaning and Repairing
Neatly Done
A trade balance of $131,000,000
for this country during the month
of January would look well
placed alongside the cry of two
years ago that lower tariffs
would kill our country. We sug
gest that the loudest protection
ist should do the placing.
By the time our food inspectors
get through candling those Chi
nese eggs (which were going to
ruin the American farmer's
chances of livelihood), we will
have to use our own eggs at the
farmers' prices, and will have
the import papers of the Chinese
eggs as a proof of our own supe
riority—and of false republican
Automobile regulations in the
Province of Quebec impose a
fine of $100 for the first offense
and $200 for the second, with
imprisonment for one or two
months, for any person who,
while intoxicated, drives an auto
mobile. It is understood that
the Canadians enforce this pro
With the republicans claiming
that the ship purchase bill is a
socialist measure, and the social
ists claiming that there is no
difference between democrats
and republicans, how in thunder
is a progressive or an indepen
dent to know who to believe, or
how to vote?
The Serbian legation in London
has addressed a letter to the
press and public urging the
spelling "Serbian" and "Serbia"
instead of "Servian" and "Ser
via." "The latter spellingr,"
says the legation spokesman,
"is highly offensive to our people,
mainly because it suggests a
false derivation from the Latin
root meaning 'to serve.' It is a
source of hidden pain to Serbians
to see that some journals persist
in using the corrupt forms."
There is no full moon this
month. That there will be no
full moon this month was pre
dicted by the astronomers, who
have a way of their own of
peering into nature and finding
out what she is goinft to do. But
this office has refrained from pub
lishing this statement until today,
for fear something might happen
to the moon. If the moon can
keep from getting full tonight,
therefore, we will be all right.
She will be doing better than
lots of people.
When the European war is
over, will all the nations pension
their injured, and the families of
the dead? We don't know. There
are a lot people in Europe today
who, according to the present
death rate, will not be much
affected by the pension question,
in a few months. And if those
who happen to be left should
decide to pension themselves,
without the aid or consent of any
other nation, that will be their
own concern. But you can bet
on one thing—the tax on tourists
who desire to view the remains
will not be any lower by reason
of the devastation of war.
The granting of accomodations
in the form of overdrafts by
banks will no longer be counte
nanced by the Federal treasury
department at Washington, D.C.,
according to information received
by Colville banks. Local banks
have been asked to adopt resolu
tions directing that no officer or
employe of such banks shall pay
or charge to the account of any
depositor any check of such a de
positor when there are not suffi
cient funds on deposit to the
credit of the drawer of the check
to meet the same.
The request was made through
the Federal comptroller of the
currency, who asked also that a
copy of the resolutions passed by
individual banks be sent to his
office, bearing the names of the
directors who were present.
The same instructions have
been sent to the banking depart
ment of the various states, which
have agreed to take the necessary
action to secure effective co-oper
ation of state banks in attaining
the end desired.
Senator Robert M. LaFollette
says in LaFollette's Weekly:
The return to congress of a
number of the old standpat lead
ers from states and districts in
which Aldrich has been the ideal
for a quarter of a century is
hailed with joy by special inter
est press and politicians. Busi
ness is to revived and labor is to
be rewarded.
Already the first number of
the program of a new adminis
tration is announced —"restore
the Payne-Aldrich tariff." They
propose to "rescue our perishing
industries." They are already
counting upon "a large increase
in duties all along the line." Of
course it will raise prices and in
crease the cost of living. The
consumer will have to pay the
piper. But what of that? We
"must have "prosperity" at any
And the Wilson administration
has been "disturbing business."
Its principal offense is that it has
reduced the tariff.
That there should be some
business disturbance following a
reduction of the high tariff duties
was inevitable. That much of
the depression was artificial can
not be disputed. Does any ra
tional human being doubt that
the tariff interests would fight to
the last ditch to maintain their
unlawful profits? They had
many times warntd the public
that it would be unsafe to inter
fere with them. It was an open
boast of standpat statesmen at
the beginning of the tariff ses
sion under the present adminis
tration that "the-protected in
terests would make the American
people pay dearly for their folly
in the election of 1912; that when
a few million laborers had been
laid off, and the balance had
suffered a cut in their wages;
that when the banks reduced the
credit line and people were made
to feel the pinch, they would be
eager to bring Aldrich and Can
non back and beg them to make
the wheels go round."
The interests could afford to
take a small present loss on a
manufactured depression to re
store their privileges of monop
oly and huge profits for another
long high-tariff period.
And so we have had our sea
son of "business depression"—
a small measure of it the logical
result of tariff changes, necessary
during the period of readjust
ment from the false, artificial,
inflated basis to a sound, honest,
stable basis of actual values.
There was no reason for a de
pression of a radical or general
Democratic tariff duties on the
schedule of manufacturers, with
the exception of some of the
more highly finished products,
accorded to thosu industries a
fair measure of protection against
foreign competition. On wool
and sugar and most of the pro
ducts of agriculture, the cut was
unwarranted. For the most part
it is true that the farmer cannot
be materially benefited by tariff
duties upon his products; but
upon many things grown upon
the farm, he has foreign com
petition maintained under condi
tions which entitle him to the
same measure of protection ac
corded to the American manu
facturer. This he did not re
ceive in the democratic tariff bill.
But on the whole the bill was a
protective tariff measure, and in
finitely better and fairer to the
American people than the Payne-
Aldrich law.
$1 Year in Advance; 5c Copy
The investigation of Taft's
tariff board proved beyond dis
pute that many favored indus
tries were entrenched behind the
tariff duties of Payne-Aldrich
law, ranging from one to two
and three hundred per cent more
than "the difference between the
cost of production at home and
No such tariff monstrosity can
ever be maintained. It may con
tribute to the political success of
a few senators and members of
congress from pro-tariff states to
contend for such legislation.
But it is supreme folly for great
industries to hope to establish
business security and real pros
perity on a basis of wrong and
Remember 1908, 1910 and 1912.
Like conditions produce like re
sults. Let that not be forgotten.
The annual meeting, last week,
of the Stevens County Livestock
Association furnished an educa
tional opportunity seldom offered
to any section of this county. A
few people took profitable advan
tage of it, but it was noted that
those people who most need the
lessons there taught—were not
It takes the same character of
business judgment to make
money from a livestock or dairy
business as it does to make money
out of a mercantile or profes
sional business. The man who
thoroughly nows his business,
and sticks to the profitable end
of that business, is the man we
call successful. But the mer
chant, or the farmer, who does
not know his overhead costs, or
his running expenses, or his buy
ing and selling markets, is at the
mercy of the world—and only in
case of luck or fortunate sur
roundings can he make money.
Professor Shaw, the Great
Northern livestock expert, spoke
at the livestock meeting. He
gave a lecture which every resi
dent of Stevens county should
have heard. The business prin
ciples which he enunciated can
be applied by every grown per
son, regardless of vocation. And
it is the theme of one of his talks
which the Examiner desires to
bring before its readers this
"Find out in what line your
greatest profit lies—and follow
that line."
It's nothing but common sense
- and any fool ought to know it.
Yet, judging from the numerous
business failures in store and on
farm in this very county, it is
evident that its importance is not
In personal matters, the indi
vidual should be capable of ap
plying it. But as we progress
from the individual, and come to
consider the community, the
county, the state, the nation, or
society as a whole, this principle
may also be wisely followed.
The people of Colville and of Ste
vens county are right now at the
point where they should decide
how much virtue lies in Prof.
Shaw's statement.
Proof was furnished that within
our generation there will be no
overproduction of meats or dairy
products. Manufactories in other
lines may come to periods of stag
nation due to overproduction or
underconsumption, but there is
no likelihood that the livestock
industry will lack its steady mar
kets. If this prediction be sound,
then those communities which
learn to raise livestock profitably
will be on a firm basis for many
years. The individual growers will
have prosperity —which meana
prosperity to all other neighbor
ing branches of trade or traffic
that know how to conduct their
several branches of business
profitably. This prosperity then
becomes a community affair, a
civic prosperity, a county pros
(Continued on pfttfti thr«».)
An Exponent for
Stevens County
—"^^^ druggist
t —~"5F? DRUQSTOR ■
Stevens County
Drug Store
Homeopathic Drugs
Help the Chronic and
Cure the Sick
C. DeKEYZEß,coiviiie
Solicits your patronage while in
Rates 60 cents and up. Reasonable rates
by week or month, i block from post
office, near new Monroe Street bridge.
Full view down Riverside Avenue from
Wm Snow, Prop. R. H. Snow, Mgr.
Spokane, Washington.
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Make the
New Madison
Your headquarters in
Kates 50c and up. Special rates
by the week.
We have a clean and homelike
hotel and are anxious to make
your stay in the city so pleas
ant that you will look us up
Corner First and Madison
The Management of
Gilson & Thomas
444 S. Walnut
Well Drilling
See us for estimates or prices
Declare War!
On hawks and owls. I want all kinds
of birds that are not protected by law,
between now and May 1. Birds that
are badly shot or otherwise badly dam
aged are no good.
Send them by parcel post
L. Loew, Taxidermist
Box 74, Colville, Wash.
The Colville
Flour Mills
has its goods in all the stores
Top Noch
Graham Flour,
Whole Wheat Flour
and Farina
Chopped Wheat
and Oats
We have our chopper running
and can chop or roll your grain
to suit you
We are paying $1.30
per bushel for wheat
We retail and wholesale Give
us a trial
Colville Flour Mills
Jones & Zuck

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