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Democracy Fourteenth Year SCHOOL STARTS SOON WATCH THE CHILDREN'S EYES It is a proven fact that Ninety per cent of children's eyes are taper feet and at least sixty per cent are being used at a disadvantage, in other words they ought to be wearing glasses. Give your child the benefit of our honest thorough eye examination and you will know instead of guessing at the efficiency of their great est gift, eyesight. If they do need glasses we can fit them correctly. IF ITS FROM RICH'S ITS RIGHT* COLVILLp ABSTRACT CO. Abstracts of title to Stevens county lands, mines and water rights Frank Ko&ka Merchant Tailor Colville, Washington COLUMBIA RECORDS OCTOBER MID-MONTH LIST NOW ON SALE "All by Myself"—Fox trot—Ted Lewis' Orchestra. "One Kiss"—Fox trot—Happy Six. "Crooning"—Fox trot—Paul Biese's Orchestra. "Listening"—Fox trot—Paul Biese's Orchestra. "Learn to Smile"—Fox Trot—Happy Six. "Paper Doll"—Fox trot—Happy Six. "When the Honeymoon Was Over"—Chas. Harrison. "Birds of a Feather"—Fred Hughes. "Peggy O'Neil"—Charles Harrison. "If Shamrocks Grew Along the Swanee Shore"— Broadway Quartet. COLVILLE SONG SHOP fJJQ) Hazel Emery, Prop. LOOSE LEAF SYSTEMS-RING AND POST BINDERS RULED FORMS—BLANK FILLERS AT EXAMINER I Use TopNoch Flour 1 I STANDARD BINDING TWINE 1 I 18c LB. I H F. O. B. COLVILLE § I [tSpNoch Flour Mills 11 I COLVILLE,WASHINGTON | | Che CoMlle examiner Colville, Stevens County, Washingiiii, Saturday, September 10, 1921 High class tailoring for men and women Dry cleaning, pressing, repairing, altering OFFICIAL NEWS OF CITY AND COUNTY Train Kills Three at Great Northern Passenger Hits Oak land Car at Palmer Siding Albert C. Pittman, his wife Mrs. Bertha Pittman, and a family friend Mrs. L. E. Genaell are dead as the result of the Great Northern north bound passenger train striking the Oakland car in which they were riding at Palmer Siding Sunday at 12:30. The engine struck the ear In the rear center, hurling it into the air, then struck it again and threw it into a ditch at the right of the track, 50 feet ahead. Mr. Pittman fell from the car as it landed the second time, his head striking the stone embankment of the ditch, causing instant death. Mrs. Gensell remained in the car and was instant ly killed. Mrs. Pittman was found unconscious under the car. She was removed to Mt. Carmel hospital, by Dr. J. W. Henderson in his car, where she died five hours later with out regaining consciousness. Mr. Pittman's injuries consisted of a fatal cut on the back of the head, the right arm broken, and legs bruised. Mrs. Gensell's right shoul der and both ankles were broken, the feet severely bruised and some injuries on the head. Mrs. Pittman suffered concussion of the brain and internal injuries. Mr. and Mrs. Pittman, who resided at the foot of Squaw creek 14 miles east of Colvllle, had been visiting over night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Gensell near Palmer Siding, S miles northwest of Colville. Sunday noon, Mr. and Mrs. Pittman and Mrs. Gensell started for a short auto ride, Mr. Gensell remaining at home to care for the baby. Travel ing the road northeast to cross the railway track, Mr. Pittman was on the wrong side of the auto to see the train approach and the engineer was also on the wrong side of the cab to see an auto approaching from the southwest. It is believed that the auto was almost on the track before Mr. Pittman saw the train, and that he then tried to cross. The train, which was in charge of Conductor Fred Getsey and En gineer Larry Moriarity, stopped in about 700 feet and backed to the scene of the accident where the con ductor sent a phone call from the D. C. Underwood home for physician and undertaker. Dr. J. W. Hender son came immediately and removed Mrs. Pittman to Mt. Carmel hospital School Enrolment Beats Record Approximately 630 students had registered by Friday for the first semester of the school year in the high school, the junior high school and the grammar school. Of the above number, 240 were registered in the high school, 120 in the junior high school and 270 in the grammar grades. The last of next week should see the registration in each of the schools increased by a con siderable margin. According to Hugh A. Scarborough, high school principal, there are 27 seniors in the high school, 43 juniors, 67 sophomores and 94 freshmen. The freshman class this year is the largest in the history of the school, exceeding the number expected to be registered by G. L. Putnam and Mr. Scarborough by a good number. Three divisions were created in algebra and home economics for the I first time in the history of the school. Enough students registered in biology to create two classes, where one had been sufficient in the past. Chemistry and the other sciences registered more pupils than had been expected, 28 being register- j f:d for chemistry alone. Youngest Attorney Colville lays claim to having the j youngest practicing attorney in the ; state. Thomas I. Oakshott, aged 22, is associated with State Senator W. Lon Johnson in law practice in the Hickey building, having passed the Ktate bar examination in May. He graduated from the Colville high school in 1915, shortly after passing his 16th birthday. He studied law at the University of Montana, and was with the legal department of the Washington public net-vice com mission and the Northwest Fruit exchange. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Oakahott, lived for six years in Colville and Aladdin. fwhere she died without regaining ffcnst'iousness. Quinn W. McCord j Brought the bodies of Mr. Pittman and Mrs. Gensell to the undertaking parlors. k, Funeral services for the three vic tims of the accident will be at the McC'ord undertaking parlors Sunday 8t 2 p. m. Mi. I'ittman was about 46 years of age and his wife slightly younger. They leave five children, Dale 21 Who lives with his family at Orin, Jlay l'J. Harley 17, Merle lfi, Mabel 12. Mr. Pittman had a brother . Ernest Pittman in California, and another brother in Ohio. Mrs. Pitt man had two brothers in Colville, Dell and Date Klingler, and two more brothers in Ohio. '. Mrs. Gensell leaves seven children, Percy 20, Preston 16, Robert 11. Emma 9, Vera 8, Jennie 6 and a boy three months old._ Her father "lives at Twisp, her mother being in Ohio. She also leaves a sister Mrs. Date Klingler and a brother D. C. Heberling of Colville. A bro- Chewelah Bank Robbed at Noon Using a large glass inkwell to knock Cashier A. H. Morse, of the First National bank of Ohewelah, unconscious a robber entered the bank shortly after noon Saturday and escaped with approximately #,'',2110 in currency. So quick did the bandit make his getaway and so cleverly >ad he arranged his plans that no Clue to his whereabouts had been discovered up to late Friday after noon. That the robber had laid his plans carefully in the belief of Sheriff W. H. Graham. No clue of any kind was left that would Rive the sheriff's office a tip as to who the bandit %°as or where he had gone as no one could be found up to Friday evening who had seen him enter or leave the building. Mr. Morse was seated at: his desk using the typewriter, it is believed, when the robber entered the bank. Sizing up the situation, the robber seized the inkwell and after knocking Mr. Morse unconscious took all the money in sight and then fled. The robbery was not discovered until Miss Marie Daily, a clerk in the According to predictions, the com mercial classes are proving to he the most popular of the different high school courses. Agriculture and manual training arc also proving to be popular with the students. The registration in Spanish shows that interest in these classes has not decreased in the past year. "The interest that the students have taken in the various classes means that we are going to have the best school year that we have hud in the city's history," said H. A. Scarborough, high school principal. "The fact that we have had to create new classes in biology, algebra and home economics gives an indication of the interest taken in the various courses of study". r. J. Gilbert returned Tuesday from attending the annual session of the Washington Rural Letter Car riers' Association at Seattle, where he reports the delegates were royal ly entertained. Mr. Gilbert, who is serving his 19th consecutive year as carrier on Colviile R. D. No. 1, states that he was unable to learn of any one else in the state with so long a record. His route is 27 miles long, hut he found a Seattle motor route r>7 miles long, and one 81 miles Senator Miles Poindexter Speaks Here Senator Miles Poindexter wiys en tertained at ■ luncheon at Hotel Colville Wednesday noon, about 60 j Colville and Chewelah resident* j being present. The Senator made an informal talk after beinK introduced I by L. E. Jesgeph, republican county ; chairman, expressing a belief that 1 the new tariff law would result in , I the curtailment of unemployment, < i and a hope that the new taxation '. 1 law would bring a resumption of i buHinewi activity. He stated that ther Lm Htberllng lives at Helling ham. Mr. GeiueU is employed at the Barnes sawmill. The family came here a year ago from the Aeneas valley, near Republic. Mr. Pittman had the reputation of being a careful and excellent driver, and lias operated a car for several years. There was no obstruc tion at the Palmer Siding railway crossing to prevent a view of an upproaching train, but the road is narrow and requires careful atten tion to keep on the crown. The fire man on the passenger states lhat he saw tho auto, but supposed it would stop at the track. When he saw the car continue over the track he whistled again, but could not avert the accident. Claim agents and officials of the Great Northern have viewed the scene of the tragedy during the week, and endeavored to learn the facts. It is said that the train crew claims the whistle was blown for the crossing. It is claimed by sev eral witnesses that the whistle did not blow for the crossing, and one nearby resident stated to the editor of the Examiner -that trains do not sound the whistle at this crossing more than half the time. On Tues day an investigator was at the crossing when a northbound freight passed, and the whistle did not blow, according to his statemnt. , hank, returned from the pOStoffice where she had gone some ten min utes before to get the mail. On en tering the hank. Miss Daily found Mi. Morse lying unconscious and im mediately gave the alarm. As soon as he was notified, Sheriff Graham sent his deputies to guard thi' highways leading out of the dis tricts with instructions to apprehend all suspicious characters. A suspect was arrested later at Ohewelah hut was released when he proved that he had left town before the robbery took place. liank officials as well as the sher iff's office are inclined to believe that the robbery wax committed by some one who was fumilisir with local conditions, dun to the Pad that two men had been left in the hank at all times to guard atrainst such attacks. Saturday was the first time in sev eral weeks th;it only one person had been left in the bank alone. The time lock was set on the vault and as far as can he learned no attempt was made to open it, the robber con tenting himself with taking the money that had been left on the counter. "urrent Comments on Autos and Auto Drivers According to the report of the director of licenses of Washington, the following were the autos with the highest registration in the stale be tween Jan. I and .July 1, 1921, (1921 and 1022 model.- registered) Ford 1072, Huick 696, Chevrolet 342, Dodge 888, Studebaker 2. r,:i, Over land 128, Nash 108, Oakland 94, Oldsmobile 7. r>, Paige 71, Maxwell 07, Essex 86, Chandler •':«, Cleveland ■'■!, Hupmobile '.'&, Albert Conner is driving the first Huick four in Colville, and believed to be the first in Stevens county. Thin new product of the Huick fac tory is a beauty, and Culver & Richardson, distributors, believe it will prove a winner. The drop in Ford selling prices is believed by Willett Bros., distribu tors, to presage a big fall and win ter selling season. Considering all the improvements and additions to Ford CRTS in the last three years, the new Fords are selling for less now than at any previous time. Mrs. W. A. Hutchinson and Miss Clara Hutehinson of Spokane were the week end guests of Mr. anil Mrs. Marcus J. Sullivan. Mrs. Sul livan left with then Tuesday for Spokane where she will visit many of j her old time friends. legislation could never' hope to CUM or crate everything, adding that in telligence, hard work anil thrift were the basic factor.- of growth, prw pcrity and bappineH. Senator I'oin daxUT was emphatic in his belief that the farmers will find their best remedies in organization, particularly for purposes of marketing. The senator was accompanied on 1 hiH trip by Stodard Kintf, now on ! the editorial staff of the Spokenman ' Review, and known the nation over 1 as author of "The Long, Lontr Trail." An Exponent for Stevens County $2.00 Year in Advance; 5c Copy GOLVILLE NINE SPLITS SERIES LOCAL TEAM WINS SUNDAY GAME 6 TO 4—LOSE ON LABOR DAY 4 TO 1 iSnlli Contests Among the I- it—t«- —i Yet Played at Trail—Player* Royally Entertained Colville won and lost in its two game scries with Trail at Troll. The home nine took the Sunday game <> to 4 due to .some timely hitting and lost on Labor day 1 to 1. Both con tests were the fastest and hardest foujjht that the Trail fans had seen since baseball was introduced 'nto that town. Don McKenzie and Charlie Scan lon hooked up in a pitcher's buttle for six innings in 11»< ■ first game, both pitchers hurling a great brand of ball. In the sixth Scanlon weakened and from then on the local players hit the ball to all corner- of the lot making < noiitfh runs t.i coiPe out ahead. McKenzie, wlio was hurling an unbeatable brand of ball, ~et the opposition back without in- trouble in the last four stanza-. Colville made one run in the open ing inning. Not to ue outdone, Trail came back in its half and crossed the plate three times on oi.e hit and three errorg. After 'hen' ascent ill the first inning, tho home nine net tled down to play real bail and jjave the spectators a treat. From the first to th ■ -uxth, both nine., played hijjh Rtail^ ball, the hatters Koinu down ;.i ordei In the sixth. Scanlon weakened and the local team -roied once. In the seventh four hit coupled with n base on balls was good for two runs, enough to tie the score. Oolville tallied again in the eighth and ninth while Trail went iciwlwi'. Monday's (fame was a pitchers battle from the start oe I,ween llydorn and Patton. Despi'c the score Hy doin pitched a better game, the breaks helping Patton <e.t out of several hhfT holes wilii men on haw-'. Ifyiloni started th»* ucotintf ii ili^ fourth when he sinffW safely t" center. Ed Ruftis flew ou( to left fii'lil am] PolUn, noxl up, was given free transportation. Ed Rogers \va. safp on a Holder's choice, With Gran) up, the squeeze play wax y\v en, Hydorn started from third :ind scored easily when flrani bunK-d safely down the first bane 1 iino. Neither Exley nor Joe RoKern could solve I'atlon's bendern and sti"uckout with ill bases full, Two errors and a hit by Hutorac gave Trail onr run in it half of iln fourth. Morgan's two base liit to left wnter in tlw seventh with men on xecond and third was good for two Mm. while two more hits in th< eighth coupled with an error added one more, making the lirrl.' tcore ! to I. Notea of the Game Ivl Raftis on third for Colville was the fielding star of the series accept- (■Continued on i>;ik« ten i \\i I of I mmlM 115 ftp*/ toasted TO seal I in the | delicious , JLn Burley jSI. \ Once you've \ \ enjoyed the v \ toasted flavor 4 you will al- ways want it \ .