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A weekly summary of events of in terest to Kettle Falls and the Upper Columbia River Valley, the garden spot of the great northwest. Mrs. Myrtie Fish, Representative Kettle Falls KETTLE FALLS OFFICIALS Mayor, Archer R. Squire. Clerk, W. G. Welch. Treasurer, Harriett Williams. Councilman: Hugh Munro, Gust Weigelt, J. H. Slagle, V. H. Morris, Bert Williams. Marshal, E. B. Growdon. Deputy marshal, J. H. Ibsen. Health officer, Dr. H. A. Greenwald. Kettle Falls News C. J. McKellar, who is in Spokane at present, is recovering from a se vere case of the flu and il able to bo out again. Miss Verna Koot is assisting Mrs. Lowell Woods during her illness. Mrs. i/owell Woods, who has been ill for the last week, la slowly im proving Evan Album, who is taking advan tage of the school vacation, is work ing for D. McKellar. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Merit drove to St. Regis Mission last Monday to have their little daughter baptised. Mrs. George Francis returned homo last Friday from Minnesota where she had been for the last two months. She brought the flu with her. Mable Balmes is packing apples for George McKellar this week. Edith Koot is the new clerk at Lar son & Kelley's. W. G. Ferguson has been home for a few days. He and Clyde are haul ing ore with their Federal truck at Chewelah. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell of Dunsmuir, California, have been in Kettle Falls and vicinity for the past week. Mr. Wendell is a brother of the late Mrs. Anna Stambaugh. Claud Edgren, who enlisted in the field artillery, has been withdrawn and assigned to a medical college to finish his medical course. Volney Morton and Marion Hol comb were united in marriage by Rev. Alborn of the Baptist church at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holcomb on October 80, Mrs. Hector Curry is seriously ill at her home in Pleasant Valley. W. A. Doyle and George Dexter were in Chewelah for a couple of days this week. Dr. H. A. Greenwaltl has received his commission of first lieutenant and is requested to report at Camp Lewis next Wednesday. Lost or Strayed— Gray horse with brown spots, reached mane partly grown out, very fat and slightly lame. Phone or write Mrs. Flora Kinsey, Kettle Falls. George W. Clous, optician, will again visit Kettle Falls, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19, and may be found at Slagle Bros, drugstore. He will examine your eyes without charge and fit them to your perfect satisfaction. If you need glasses or new lenses in your frames, it will pay you to see him. All work guaranteed. Livestock to trade for motor truck, not less than one ton capacity. Co lumbia Machine Shop, Rice, Wash. For Sale Two-horse-power gat* engine, Jack of all trades, and pole saw. For further information rail or ad dress MRS. C. H. LIVERMORE P. O. Box 142 Kettle Tails Graham & Fox Licensed Auctioneers. Men of experience. Farm and live stock sales a specialty. Red Cross sales free. Hunters, Wn. SLAGLE'S DRUG STORE Kettle Falls Modern In all resprcta. Photographic • uppllr., aoda fountHln, and other aldr llnr« roramonly found la druic atarea. J. H. SLAGLE, Proprietor Bob Downey's Grid* Mill At Rice Custom grinding of Graham, Cornmeal, and Chop Feed FoTSale or Rent For Cash. 337 acre ranch, 125 acres cultivated, balance (rood pasture, houae, barn and water. Inquire R. OEHMIGEN Hunters, Washington Mrs. Lizzie Apple of Puyallup is spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. Anson Humprey. I. H. Dewey leaves Saturday for his home in Rochester, New York. Word has been received from Washington state college that Angel ine Keyser is ill with the flu. T. L. Savage, former resident and pioneer of Kettle Falls, was renew ing old acquaintances here for sev eral days this week. He and his wife expect to come back to reside here next spring, as they have found no place quite like Kettle Falls. Mrs. Rose Bradbury is ill with in fluenza at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Biigham. The entire community extends its sympathy to her in the loss of her husband, Ray mond Bradbury, who died in Colville last Sunday of pneumonia following the flu. P. F. Schroedei, cooperative obser ver, gives the weather report from Kettle Falls for the month of October H follows: Maximum temperature 77, October 11; minimum temperatnre 26, October 25; mean maximum tem perature 62.1; mean minimum tem perature 38.7; mean temperature 60.4. Precipitation during October, 2.01 inches. There were eight clear days, twelve partly cloudy and eleven cloudy. The greatest rainfall was on the -r>th. Correspondence from Rice Mm. I). C. Allen, Representative Harold Clinton has 1 been transfer red from Texas and is now on the eastern coast ready to depart for France. Charley McGregor has also been sent to the coast, ready to cross the pond. Fred Covington and family, who are at Wenatcheo, report quite a few deaths there from influenza. Fred is driving a -truck, hauling apples, and making big wages. So far as we have been able to learn there have been no real cases of influenza in this community. There have been several cases of colds, ton sils, sore throats, etc., but each case has been doctored carefully and the "flu" has "flew" away. Mr. Golm was the first victim of a cold, Ola Rice and liert Rice suffered from colds for a few days, Mrs. Golm was in bed a few days, but Dr. Thornton stated hers was a case of tonsils. Professor Allen was in bod one day, but we have been unable to find any name for what he had. Dr. Thornton states that when we get the real influenza it has a profound systemic effect, and we are likely to know wo have the flu. The road grading is about complet ed and next week gravel will be put on. The gravel will be taken from a gravel pit on the C. A. Small ranch. Several trucks are figuring on the proposition of hauling the gruvel. O. W. McKern, one of the election judges, was unable to serve on ac count of the sudden illness of his son Dee. L. F. Ledgerwood took his place. Mrs. Lizzie Duckworth, who has been employed at the Rice hotel, has returned to the home of her daughter Mrs. Ruy Cranston. Miss Clura Bird who has been employed in Colville by Mrs. Fred Thomas, is spending v few days at the C. A. Small home. W. J. Smith and C. A. Hell of Dav onport went on a hunting trip along the San Poil river and returned to Rice with a fine deer, a four-point buck. S. T. Jordan of Tensed, Idaho, was in Rice a few days invoicing the stock of goods at the store. At the time of purchase of the store from J. C. Harclerood no invoice was taken, and the invoice was to line up the stock. C. L. Small, aged 13, and Mrs. W. J. Small, his grandma, aged 65, cele brated their birthday anniversaries Wednesday. C. L. Small asked for the Colville Examiner subscription for a birthday present. He got his present, and will receive the paper for a year. J. H. McGregor was in Colville on business Wednesday. Arthur Staack had the misfortune to step on a rusty nail, and as a con sequence he is suffering from blood poisoning. NEWS FROM MILES The sale of the Crystal mine at the base of Crystal mountains in north Lincoln county was consummat ed last week. This mine which was located near Miles about twenty-five years ago is a silver-lead-zinc propo sition, and has .shipped some ore. About one hundred thousand dollars has been expended on machinery and development, mostly through the managment of Captain John Gray of Spokane, and John O'Connor of Soap Lake. The new management, it is understood, will begin work at once on further development, and will establish an ore concentrator at Miles to handle the output of this mine and others in the Crystal mountain dis trict. The Ololim Copper Company sit- The Colville Examiner, Saturday, November 9, 1918 uated in south Stevens county near the Dotillion Bridge, on the Spokane river, is at present working a full force of men, in ore production and development work. They have ship ped several cars of copper-bearing ore from Davenport to the smelters. They have been operating at a one hundred foot level but are preparing to sink another one hundred foot shaft and put in heavier machinery and prepare to increase their ship ment at the opening of spring. The steady, heavy rains of the last few days coupled with the rains that fell directly after harvest, have ena bled the farmers of north Lincoln county and south Stevens county to extend their fall plowing. The fall wheat sown in this region looks fine. Pastures are growing rapidly, which is a great relief to farmers and stock raisers who were short of feed from their harvest. The recent growth of pastures promises an abundance of pasture for stock for the late fall and early winter. J. K. Ferguson, commissioner of Lincoln county, was here last week looking over the necessary repair work for the roads traveled by mail stages from Miles, along the Spokane river, and to Davenport. Re ordered the graveling of a dan gerous clay grade near Crystal cove on the Spokane Kiver in D. F. I'ankey's district. The entire grades of the Spokane Valley from Miles to Lincoln and to Detillion bridge will be leveled and made safe for winter travel. Ed Newbill, road overseer of south Stevens county, is graveling the Detillion canyon on the Daven port-Hunters road. Marcus ! Happenings 1 i Reporting the Events of this Thriving Town The prevailing epidemic seems to be on the wane. Six of the seven teen patients at the hospital a week ago have gone back to their homes and those remaining are doing well. Mrs. K. A. Chiles and baby have returned to Marcus after several months visit in Texas and Missouri. Over one hundred dollars lias been donated by Marcus pe/!js\£"Nf,or the maintenance of the Red Cross Hospi tal. Meyers j Falls: Chronicle : Reporting the events about town Mrs. A. L Swanson, Representative Air. anil Mrs, 0. Montour returned Tuesday from a trip to the coast where they went to visit Mr. Mon tour's brother and sister who live at Blame. Mr. Montour hadn't seen his brother and sister for over 30 years. They enjoyed their visit, but Meyers Kails looks better to them. (irandpa Montour is 77 years old and Grandma Montour is 78. They traveled alone, with no assistance. John Middle returned to vote Tues day, and went back to Chewelah on Wednesday, where he aims to stay until after the first of the year. Election day was one of those beau tiful days which God gives the Col ville valley. Front the looks of thing's around town we had quite a number of people in to vote. One thing; we noticed, not many people lingered around the voting place. Most of them were afraid they might get the flu. Everybody here has been staying at home, not because they are so much afraid of catching the flu, for there have been no cases here, but because there is nothing else to do. Most peo ple amuse themselves by reading the doctor books to find out the symp toms and nature of the disease. The News of Greenwood Ada M. Brown, Representative Mr. and Mrs. Harry Norton were out at their ranch Monday, driving over from Meyers Falls. Mrs. F. Zurbrugg is out again after a seige with the flu. It is not often that one can kill two bircls with one stone, but on Tuesday the Greenwoodites took advantage of election day and after voting did a little shopping on the side. Among those who went to Colville were Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Bender, Mrs. S. A. Lynn of Mapledale, Wm. Leithead, Miss Leona and Grandma Dennend of Ferndale, Father and Mother Gordon of Bellavista, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lynn of Cloverdale, and J. W. Rey nolds of the Elms. We noticed that Bert Curry teamed down from Snowflake ranch Tuesday, going over to Meyers Falls to vote. This world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. For instance,, the kaiser. Dale Jones of the TopNoch mills, and J. C. Clark of the Leader in Col ville, were over-night guests at The Elms Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Glenford Walston and little son Dale were guests at North slope ranch Sunday. Mrs. C. F. Wheeler is suffering with a sprained ankle. While picking apples she stepped off a box, turning her foot in .such a way that her ankle was badly sprained. However she was able to visit her daughter at Col ville Tuesday. MARBLE NEWS NOTES Mr. W. C. Dumas, who has been employed as horticulturist for the past three years or more by the Up per Columbia Company, left Saturday for Spokane, having enlisted in the coast artillery the first of last week. Ho will be stationed at Gonzaga Col lege for the present. Mrs. Dumas and daughter, will reside with her folks in Spokane. Mi. BueU and Mr. West, both of Northport, were Marble visitors Sun day. Mr. West is with the Potlatch Lumber Company, and having bought out (iarman 'Brothers Lumber Com pany, is living in Northport until he can secure a man to look after the business there. Mrs. L. G. (iorwell of Marcus has moved to Marble until the influenza subsides. The flu has not reached Marble at this date. K. D. Fish, who is with the Yuba Manufacturing at Ritzville, was a Marble visitor Saturday and Sunday. It is reported that B. H. Kothwell, who was employed during the past summer as tractor engineer, by the Upper Colombia Company, is con fined to his bed with a severe attack of the influenza. He is now at San Francisco. Letters have been received from George Dick, C. P. Tribble and Ivan Habcock, "old timers" of Marble, say ing that they were now enjoying themselves in the "damp" climate of California. THE FLU When your back is broke and your eyes are blurred, And your shin bones knock and your tongue is furred, And your tonsils squeak and your hair gets dry, And you're doggone sure that you're going to die, But you're scared you won't and afraid you will, Just drag to bed and have your chill, And pray the lord to see you through, For you've got the flu, boy, you've got the flu. When your toes curl up and your belt goes flat, And you're twice as mean as a Thomas cat, And life is a long and dismal curse, And your food all tastes like a hard boiled hearse, When your lattice aches and your head's a-buzz, And nothing is as it ever was, Here are my sad regrets to you— You've got the flu, boy, you've got the flu. What is it like, this Spanish flu? Ask me, brother, for I've been through. It is by Misery out of Despair, It pulls your teeth and curls your hair, It thins your blood and brays your bones, And fills your craw with moans and groans, And sometimes, mabe, you will get well, Some call it flu—l call it hell! —By J. P. McEvay Christian Science camp welfare work is now being carried on in forty five army and navy camps in the United States under direction of the Christian Science War Relief and Camp Welfare Committee of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. There are at present about seventy men and fifteen women engaged in this work, the women serving mainly as welfare room attendants. Conducted at first independently, the camp welfare work has been merged with the relief work which the Christian Scientists were doing in foreign countries before the United States entered the war. For both these purposes about one million dol lars have been raised. The aim of the Christian Science camp workers is to be as helpful as possible to all the men in the camps, whether or not they are Christian Scientists, and particularly to give assistance which may not be available at the time or place through any of the other camp welfare agencies. A feature of this phase of the work is an arrangement for keeping soldiers and sailors in close touch with their rela tives. True Spirit He—Your son did not graduate af ter all ? She—No—Charlie has so much col lege spirit! You know there are so many graduating every year that it cripples college athletics. Precaution Unnecessary "Don't you know you will be pun ished for fishing on Sunday?" asked the shocked minister of the little boy on the river-bank. "Not on your life!" replied the young angler. "Dad's fishing him self a little farther down stream." WILL YOU HELP OUR BOYS ABROAD? Every Man, Woman and Child Can Join to Send News of This Town Into the Front Line Trenches. WHOLE NATION MOVES TO BANISH SOLITUDE Our Heroes Are Calling From Over There—Give What You Can to Help Those From Home. Every citizen Interested in the boys of his home town now at the front, and In the brave women who equally are serving their country abroad, has an opportunity to show his appreciation of the sacrifice they are making. The opportunity comes as a result of the generosity and thought of Colonel Wil liam Boyce Thompson of New York, who has conceived and put Into execu tion what Is known as the Home Pa per Service. Under the plan, every man and wo man In foreign service will receive the town newspaper, and so be kept 1b constant touch with the places and the people they know and love. Every brauoli of the United States Government is interested In the plan. The Government realizes the Impor tance of keeping those In the service happy and constantly In touch with their home ties and associations. Noth ing is mora depressing In a national emergency than the spirit of loneliness In those serving their country, and of ficials know that nothing can dispel this feeling more effectually than read- Ing the home town newspaper. Publishers of newspapers In all parts of the country—this newspaper includ ed —have grasped with pleasure th« plan outlined by Colonel Thompson, and they have agreed to co-operate In •very way. Under the ruling of the War Indus tries Board newspaper publishers art forbidden to send their newspapers free, even to soldiers. The newspaper must be subscribed for In the regular way, the only exception being soldiers who formerly were In the employ of the newspaper and who left that serv ice to enlist Colonel Thompson there fore proposes that the public In each community contribute to a fund so that toe home newspaper (In our case this newspaper) may reach every man and woman now in the service of his conn try. Anyone may contribute to the fund, and any sum may be contributed. It Is not necessary to contribute the entire amount of one subscription. It does not matter whether the rich man sends In one hundred dollars or the poor boy or little girl sends In five cents. Bach gift will be a message of love and help folness to the home town folks "Over There." The money will be lamped Into one fund, out of which subscrip tions will be entered as fast as the money Is received. Contributors who send in the fall price of a year's subscription may, if they wish, designate to what particular person they wish the newspaper sent, bat if the name given is already listed as receiving the paper, then the pub lisher reserves the right to apply the subscription to some less fortunate sol dier boy or noble woman who Is Just as lonely for news of home and home folks. The name of every contributor to this home paper service will be pub lished In this newspaper, and the name of everyone entered for a subscription will be published as well as the num ber of those remaining whose subscript tloin have not been covered. If the amount of money received ■hall be more than Is necessary to send the paper to every person from the town now In the service, then the bal ance will be turned over to the Red Cross. . The plan Is endorsed by the pub- Usher of this newspaper without any .thought of profit, either directly or In directly, but with a sincere desire to help keep the home flrea burning and to send to our heroes and heroines news of oar town, to keep their heart* warm for us and to let them know they are constantly in our minds. The publisher, of course, cannot m»Ve a profit on circulation, and addt tlonal circulation such as this will be— circulation from non-purchasers Bent far across the sea —can have no added value to the advertiser. , These facts arc stated so that every contributor may (eel that every cent contributed goes to the good cause. The mothers of our boys are facing *n ordeal with a bravery that com mands respect and admiration. Here and there where tiny stars are turned from blue to gold, where anguish grips the heart, the nation stands In silence and honors the women who have given of their blood, the very bone of their bone, to their country. To them, home bas lost Its moaning—the soul of It lias fled—there Is no home, It Is Just a place, and no place Is quite so lonely, unless It be within the hearts of those brave sons In far off France who long for Just a word of home. There can not be a man, there cannot be a wo man, no, not even a child, who will fall to contribute Just a little to make the hearts of these patriots lighter. Not on«. Mot In our tows. WISE AND AUDACIOUS BIRC Story of the Indian Crow That Illua tratet Well Hit Most Uncanny Knowingneti. Travelers in the Orient have much t« say about (he Indian crow, a bird thai for uncanny knowlngness and pranklsl audacity h:is perhaps no equal. Corvus splendens—thus have orni thologists labelled him; but a famous naturalist who knows the breed at first hand hns called them "shreds of Sa tan, cinders from Tartarus." To glv» these Impish creatures their due, how ever, It should be said that life In India Is not a little enlivened by theli presence. Here is a characteristic tale of their doings: A small hawk had seized a little bird and perched on a leafless branch to devour his prey. The spectacle drew two crows to the spot. They hopped and flapped from branch to branch noisily discussing the strategy of their intended raid. Then one of them quietly slipped away through the surrounding foli age. At the same time his mate flew In front of the perched hawk, and hovering steadily within a foot of his beak maintained a bustling menace of snatching the titbit. That effectively compelled the at tention of the hawk. His prey grasped firmly beneath his feet, he angrily hissed and lunged at the hov ering nuisance. So lively was the skirmish that the human onlooker for got the existence of the second crow. But now that wily bird reappeared some distance In the rear of his des tined victim. With stealthy sldlings and short, noiseless flights he drew near. Then he made a swift dash, seized the hawk's long barred tall by the tip, hung on with all his weight and top pled the luckless hawk In a complete back somersault from the branch. The released titbit was Instantly seized by the first crow, and the clever pair bore off their booty with much triumphant cawing. IS DUTY OF ALL TO BE FIT National Efficiency Demands That All Citizens Keep Themselves in Good Physical Condition. There are thousands, perhaps mU> lions, of individuals who might b* Willing to die for their country—lf the accident of being of military age and fortunes of war should occasion such: a sacrifice —who apparently are not willing to reform their personal habits and go into training to Improve them selves personally for the sake of add ing to our combined national effi ciency. And yet I believe that If any on* of these men Is once brought to see this question In its right light be will not hesitate to do anything and every thing to Improve himself. It Is a per sonal duty, and It Is a national duty. jVhy should only the soldiers go Into training? Success In modern warfare- Is said to be based 70 per cent or more upon Industrial and business ef ficiency. Then why should not the workers and business men go into training to make themselves as vigor ous, fit and efficient as our soldiers? The wear and tear of business ad ministrations will sometimes be found Just as trying as the rigors of mili tary life. Vast numbers of business men die prematurely In middle age, Just when their business or profes sional success most requires their con tinued energy and direction. One should be fit for any emergency. The requirements of war and business are after all not so different as one might suppose. In either case, it Is primarily a matter of building vitality, organic strength, nerve strength and that quality of "resistance" needed to endure a strain of any kind that may be placed upon one. Don't Pronounoa It "e-tla," A New York writer takes physician* to task for their almost universal mis pronunciation of words ending in "ltls" by giving the first "1" the long "•'* ■ound. He says this causes many other persons to feel uncertain whether ap pendicitis 1b pronounced with the two. final syllables "e-tla" or "i-tls," with, other words of the class—colitis, tonat lltls and so on—ln the same uncertain ty. He says that according to the rules of English-Latin pronunciation usual ly followed in scientific terminology (whether from the Latin or the Greek) by English-speaking scientists the termination "1-tls" Is correct. The proper pronunciation of appendicitis therefore would be ap-pen-dla-1-tla, which makes the "ltis" like the 1 In Ice and not as c In eel. The writer says further: "According to Webster—"ltls" is correct and that the pronunciation "e-tis," so often heard, is perhaps due to German In fluence. The German scientists have brought about this change and If we are to use the term In a correct way we should adhere to the rules of Eng lish-Latin pronunciation. This sugges tion of the possible German influence will probably go further to establish a correct pronunciation than respect for English-Latin terminology. All the Oets. "I done had to go out collectln' fob. de missionary society," explained the old colored woman who was wanted for some housework, according to Har ris Dlckeon. "But I have work for yon to do, and you need all the money you can get What do you get paid for collecting?" asked Mrs. Dlckson. "I don't get paid," said Mandy. "I only gets whot I collections."—Chris tian Register.