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Democracy Fifteenth Year $ The Dollar Mark! What Doe* It Stand For? An accountant, named Loe, who had never heard of efficiency or taken a course In scientific I'ffice management, took the Spanish "peso" and abbreviated It. thus ■•$". It saved him time. It pleated his eye and stood for value given for value rucelved. America liked and adopted it. It is nearly a century and a half old now, but never has the V mark represented )0 many uncertain conditions as during the l.:ist few years. This $ mark now-a-days represent* more than e/er before the policy back of every business. In the J. C. Penney Company, this $ mark represents a policy of freedom, equal opportunity and progress. FREEDOM because it buys for cash and sell* for cash. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY because every store offers f i|iui! and exceptional opportunity to its salesmen to be come co-partners. PROGRESS because the $ circulating through J»l2 stores In _'<> States keefM prosperity moving, bringing benefits to one and all. V'W* 312 DEPARTMOrT^TORES COLVILLE ABSTRACT CO. Abstracts of title to Stevens county lands, mines and water rights Frank Koiftka Merchant Tailor Colville, Washington . I 1 Use TopNoch Flour I 11 TopNoch Flour Mills 11 I ' COLVILLZ.WASHINGTON | Che £olt>ille examiner r^Bfe 1 / j i & *^ \ ( i üßli/^tfS^\ —^^^^^^^^^^^^ii^B^^^^^BßUßßß^^^^ —" In^ / ■ I / ■ a I/ >t^^'^Li^B^^ißßiJ i^^^ r^^»^^ #^ y High class tailoring for men and women Dry cleaning, pressing, repairing, altering HOME This gift will be the center of Christmas cheer on Christmas morning and all year round for many years. Secure your Columbia Grafonola now —a small first payment delivers any of the latest models you prefer, at once or on Christmas morning. Lowest prices, biggest saving, easiest terms^ — NOW. COLVILLE SONG SHOP Hazel Emery OFFICIAL NEWS OF CITY AND COUNTY Colviile, Stevens County, Washington, Saturday, December 17, 1921 Rich Discoveries of Silver Ore Bodies Ledges Struck at Silver Mountain and North of Old Dominion Mine A sensational strike was made in the property of the Silver Mountain Mining Co. near Daisy this week, when a ledge was crosscut which ran as high as $900 a ton in black sul phides, and the entire width of the eight-foot vein ran an average of $218. The Silver Mountain mine is one of the old properties in Stevens county, and has been operated by the Seelye brothers for 30 years, they having expended $85,000 of their own money on development. The re cent ledge is the third one uncovered, and is in a crosscut at a 400-foot depth. The ore carries some lead, but is principally silver. The property is 5 miles northeast of Daisy, and 14 miles by road from Orin. Great quantities of ore are now blocked out. The company has nine patented claims, and the lowest grades of ore average $50 to the ton. Present plans are to erect a con centrator at the mine. Crushing machinery is already in place. B. F. Goodman, G. B. Ide,. Chas. Gallion and H. G. Robbins visited the property on Tuesday. Mr. Goodman says it is the biggest thing he has ever seen in the state, and Mr. Idf states that the showings give promise of making the Sliver Mountain mine a big factor in future mining dp- , velopments of the county. Silver ore running $800 to the ton has been discovered on the C. N. Smith homestead four miles north of the Old Dominion mine, 10 miles northeast of Colville, between the middle and south forks of Mill creek. Mr. Smith, while building road, un covered rock which seeemd to carry values. He uncovered a stringer of mineral four inches wide, and with out having any idea of what was underneath, and knowing nothing about mining, continued digging to see what might be underneath. A constant widening of the stringer caused him to go 10 feet in depth, when he secured an assay which showed $6.60 in silver. He secured assistance and a 4x6 shaft was sunk to a depth of 30 feet, where the ledge is shown to be at least 8 feet wide, and with an assay of $800 in silver. There is a well denned hang ing wall on the east, but no showing of a foot wall. The outcrop shows for a distance of a quarter of a mile northeast and southwest, and strin gers seem to be running from the west leading to the granite wall on the east. .This property is north of the fa mous Old Dominion, and in a line northeast and southwest with the silver strikes which have been made all the way between the reservation west of Daisy, and the Eiitish Co lumbia line north of Metaline. Mr. Smith owns 200 acres, extend ing half a mile north and south cov ering the new strike. By running 1300 feet of tunnel he could get a depth of 1100 feet vertically from the present shaft. There is some nickle and cobalt in the ore, with consider able iron, but not much lead. At the LaSota mine, 5 miles north, picked samples of ore are said to have run as high as $400 in silver. Great Northern Traffic and Passenger Notes H. C. Barnes shipped out six cars of lumber from the White Pine Sash Co. to Spokane. D. S. Diehl shipped out this week eight cars of lumber, four to Oshkosh and four to Spokane. L. P. Johnsen shipped out one car of hay to Fife, B. C, the first of the week. Fred Draper of Aladdin shipped a car load of shingles to Spokane Mon day. Willett Bros, had shipped in this week a car of gasoline for their gas station. TopXoch Mills shipped out this week one car of wheat, and with the Colviile Feed Co. shipped through the nrm Bureau one car. The Carney Co. and the Singleton mill have been shipping cars of lum ber to Spokane match companies. The Christmas packages for east ern points have been steadily going out; much of it has been fruit, prin cipally apples. Great Northern Christmas rates are for local points only, to all sta tions west of Chicago, Dec. 22 to 24. Rate must exceed $2.50, and the near est station out of Colviile to which this rate would apply is Loon Lake. Fare exceeding $25 will not come under this special rate. Beautiful telegraph blanks have been issued for patrons of the West ern Union Telegraph Co. for Christ mas messages. Among the Social Events of the Week The Klatawa Sewing club meets tomorrow with Mrs. Earl Strong. Judge and Mrs. D. H. Carey en tertained at dinner last Thursday night Judge Lindsay of Spokane and Superintendent and Mrs. G. L. Put nam. The Twentieth Century Club mem bers and their husbands were en tertained Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Walter Bowen, the hostess being assisted by Mrs. Thou. A.spend, Mrs. J. D. Casey and Mrs. Daniel H. Carey. Potted plants and Oregon grape were used as decora tions. Bridge was played at five tables, honors going to Mrs. W. G. Ktolts and Dr. R. F. Goetter. A de licious luncheon was served. Guests were Miss Mary Mantz, Miss Bernice Stolts, Dr. K. F. Goetter, David Mc- Millan and the husbands of the club members. The members and their husbands present were Messrs. and Mosdames L. Dannheiser, W. H. Jack son, F. B. Goetter, G. W. Denny, C. R. McMillan, W. G. Stolts, C.' C. Casey, Thomas Aspend, J. I). Casey, 0. H. Carey, W. L. Bowen. The 80th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Sue Ham was observed Dec. 9 when Mrs. H. A. Ham entertained at noon dinner. Those present were Mrs. Harriet Aubin, Mrs. Clyde Maurer, Mrs. B. P. Taylor and son Gordon, Mrs. Robert Hughson, Mrs. K. Palmer and daughter Madeline, A. L. Ham, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ham and son Howard, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Ham. Gifts of flowers were brought as tokens of the occasion. Mra. Ham has been a resident of the Colville valley since 1889, when she settled west of the city with her husband John Ham, who died in 1901. Later the family moved to the ranch a mile south of Colville. Few of the residents of 1889 are left to join the newer friends in hearty good wishes to Mrs. Ham. At a meeting of the Colville Im provement club held at the home of Mrs. E. J. Strong Tuesday the fol lowing officers were elected for the coming year: Mrs. M. R. Strong, president; Mrs. D. H. Carey, vice president; Mrs. W. Lon Johnson, re cording secretary; Mm. Carl Buchanan, treasurer; Mrs. H. R. Wil liams, corresponding secretary; Mrs. A. B. Sansburn, librarian. The board of trustees are Mrs. M. R. Strong, Mrs. D. H. Carey, Mm. A. B. Sansburn, Mrs. F. B. Goetter, Miss Kate Bostedo. Mian Bostedo was ap pointed assistant librarian. • < iimml»ionrn' Meeting. Notice In hereby given that the Loard of county commlnlonerH of Steven* county. WaHhJnKton, will meet in ne»- Hlon on December 28. JB2l. for the pur- POM of cloHiiiK up the year'B biiHlnemi. and any pei-Hon or firm having any clnlmn agalnm Haid Htevinn county ar« hereby notified to file their clalmx with the county auditor on or before »ald date. Dated thlH 10th day of December, 1»21. WIL.L C. HPKDDEN C!ounty Auditor How the Churches Observe Christmas Many Programs of Varied Natures Will Be Fea tured in Colviile The special Christmas music to be given by the choir of the Congrega tional church next Sunday morning, December 18, 11 a. in., consisting of anthems and solos, will be rendered by the following members: Sopranos, Mrs. W. C. Keller, Mrs. Glenn Crewse, Mrs. Harry Noble; altos, Mrs. E. C. Durdle, Mrs. E. E. Page, Mrs. Quinn McCord; tenors, Ludwig John sen, W. C. Keller; basses, Quinn Mc- Cord, H. J. Plumb, with Mrs. E. K. Lavigne as pianist. Program: Prelude (Ketelbey) Mrs. E. R. Lavigne; processional, Joyfully the Angels are Singing (McPhail), choir; hymn, O, Little Town of Beth lehem (Baraby), congregation; scrip ture reading and prayer; response, Bow Down Thine Ear (Herbert), choir; anthem, Joyously I'eal, ye Christmas Bells (Coombs), choir; offertory, Charmeuse (Clarke), Mrs. E. R. Lavigne; solo, What Star is Thin? (from "The Nativity"), H. J. Plumb; sermon, The Coming of the Messiah, Rev. J. M. Huggins; an them, Fear Not (Ferris), choir. Solemn high mass will be sung at the church of the Immaculate Concep tion on Saturday night, Dec. 24, at midnight, by the following quartet: Mrs. J. C. Harrigan, Mrs. Lester Cohrs, G. O. Morris, H. J. Plumb. Airs. Daniel H. Carey will be or ganist. A mass written by P. A. Kaufer of Seattle entitled "The Lit tle Plover Mass" will bo rendered. Masses on Christmas day at 8 and 10 a. m. Roy. E. 8011, S. J., officiat ing. Christmas .services will not be ob served this year in the Baptist church, owing to a vacancy in the pulpit. The Seventh Day Adventist church v. ill observe Christmas Saturday, Dec. 24, at the churrh, with a special program. Festivity anil the tree in thin denomination at Christmastide are in the home.-. Church giving is confined to missionary funds. The Christian Science Society at the chapel on Cedar street will have the Christmas .service from the les son-sermon, entitled "Christian Science," with appropriate musical program and scriptural reading. Rev. Gun of Spokane will conduct the Christmas services at the St. John's K|)iscopal church Sunday morning. Miss Agnes Roberts will have charge of the musical program. .St. John's Episcopal church will also observe the Christmastide with a children's party and tree Dec. 26. A children's party Thursday eve ning with the Christmas tree as the feature, given by Mrs. R. E. Hagen's Sunday school class of the Christian church, will be the only observance of the Christmastide this year by the Christian church. Rev. Fred Thomas of Indiana, who lia recently been appointed pastor of the church, will spend the holidays with relatives in Wenatchee, and formally begin his work after the first of the year. Observation of Christmas in the Free Methodist church ha- not de parted from the original movement founded by John Wesley, except thut the local church will not have a Oiri.stniah tree. The tiermon will be by the pastor Rev. Ouy B. Denney on "The Resurrection." There will be recitationH, and the musical pro gram prepared by Mrs. A. M. Vind hiirst will include "That Beautiful, Wonderful Night," Christmas Hells" and "Silent Night." The Methodist Episcopal ser vices at the church Sunday morning, Dec. 25, will not outwardly depart An Exponent for Stevens County $2.00 Year in Advance; 5c Copy from the usual Sunday worship. Rev. 1 George K. Whitten will occupy the pulpit. There will be a Christmas tree, from which candy and fruits will be distributed to the children. The musical program under the di rection of Mrs. Rolla Willett, Mrs. Ralph Willett and Miss Marguerite Henderson will be given by the vest oil choir, and in the morning will in- dude "Where Shepherds Watched" ami "(ilory to (Jod." In the evening i the vested choir will sing "Hail the Lord's Anointed" and "Hail Our I Savior King." The junior choir will render "Song of the Christmas Bells," "In Bethlehem," "A Savior is Born," "L<>t the Hills be Vibrant," "Jesus Cometh to Reign," and "The Song of Songs." Opening of Fishing Is Set for May 1 At the meeting of the Stevens County Game commission on Dec. 6, the dale for the opening of next year's fishing nea.son wan set for May 1. The season will close Oct. 81. Approximately 1,400,000 fish will bo ready for distribution in the streams and laku.s of the county by I the first of the year if weather con ditions are favorable, according to C. 1 J. Uhode, superintendent of the coun ty fish hatchery, who was found by an Examiner repracntativs at the hatchery busily engaged, with copper prongs, in carefully separating the white eggs from the virile ones in baskets containing myriads of tiny round specks of atomic life. "The worst condition we have to fight against is this," he said, dis playing a small jar of Ash eggs on which clung a hlack mucoualike matter. "And this," displaying un der the cover of a tray a white ' mould. "This fungus kills the good fggs, and we have to work contin uously to weed it out. "This tray contains eggs from Chilian lake, Oct. 19, and they have not matured as fast as those from ! streams of warmer water. These other well developed eggs were 1 brought in Oct. 21, and we now givo them rougher handling." The county fish hatchery in a small way is an experimental station. : everything manifesting life, whether j fungus or fish, is under the watch ' ful eye of the superintendent. A 1 speck off a fish egg, kept in a small liottle, later grew to be a swimming uoimlikc bit of life. "This is the kitchen" boasted Mr. Uhode, as proudly as any summer re sort chef, displaying accommodations for distinguished guests. The "kit chen" wu.-. a small room equipped with a trough of water and a meat grinder. When the fish are young they food them six times a day on ground raw liver, and less often as they mature. At the game farm there is "nobody home" but the Japanese pheasants imported from the Orient, the ducks, and a chipmunk timorously inquiring 'Is it spring?" The Japanese pheasants were sent down from Northport. The cock is most gor geous ; In. head is a fluffy golden yellow. He wears a bit of black and yellow over his shoulder like a cape, and as he bobs his head a bit of glistening green is seen for a mo ment only, for his brilliant scarlet jacket and his tail fascinate one un til the only apparent colors are the golden head and the scarlet of his jacket. The tail fs like that of the native pheasant but for a few stray scarlet feathers. The female is a drab looking little creature, perhaps symbolic of the status of the Oriental woman. In the uncleared space now and then is a pair of highly colored pheasants, possibly having their origin in those imported. Three have been raised from the imported strain, one has been mounted, and one got loose and probably has nested, which may account for the occasional glimpse of a bird of great brilliancy around the game farm and in the hills. Make your Christmas packages more perfect and help the national perfect package campaign.