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Democracy Fifteenth Year The work of repairing and putting a watch into factory shape is not an easy job. It calls for a thorough knowledge of the purpose of every part and mechanical skill of such high order as can only be acquired by many years of constant and persistent effort. We especially solicit watches that have not in the past or do not now give satisfaction. Give us a trial and we will convince you that " IF ITS FROM RICH'S ITS RIGHT* COLVILLE, WASHINGTON COLVILLE ABSTRACT C Abstracts of title to Stevens county lands, mines and water rights Frank Ko&ka Merchant Tailor ColvUle, Washington rv A COLUMBIA ALL-STAR %$$%K SHOW IN YOUR HOME jM BiK^jMHßßjjjjß^ What greater relaxation after «f[vP^\3Bfi wlr a hard day's work than to set \^jajSß3Bß«B***sfiSl tie down in a big easy chair and enjoy a Columbia all-star Itti^^^ show ? T&Z&gJf Come in some day this week. Spyjj^i Listen to some of the new f i^^ Columbia records played on the yj^/m^* Now is the time to buy. Prices T ,/5n >.A on all models of the Grafonola COLVILLE SONG SHOP \£pj) Hazel Emery NvGrejx I WHY BREAK YOUR WIFE'S BACK Send your Laundry to the Prices Reasonable COLVILLE LAUNDRY Chapman & Simpson Phone 665 j -jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimtmiiiiMiiimmtmiiimmimniiiiiiiintiniiiimitinituMiiiifft****" | Use TopNoch Flour 8 82 If* 4 f frffi^f'V w caa "^^e with our flour. g< I )k (fIOURI / variety to your daily menu. & I [tSnoch Flour Mills 11 § COLVILLE. WASHINGTON | Cbe golviiie examiner OFFICIAL NEWS OF CITY AND COUNTY High clau tailoring for men and women Dry cleaning, pressing, repairing, altering Colville, Stevens County, Washington, Saturday, March 25, 1922 Former Colville Girl Competes for Prize A native daughter of Colville is one of the 40 successful contestants for the $30,000 in prizes being of fered by the Chicago Daily News for senario writing. Mrs. M. L. Strauss of Chicago, known by early Colville residents as Celeste Barman, daughter of David Barman and niece of Sig Dilsheimer, has entered the contest, and the following article re garding her appeared in the Chicago Daily News March 18: "When she was a girl in Portland, Ore., Celeste Barman determined to be a professional woman, a pianist, an interior decorator, a painter, or a linguist; many professions appealed. But the highly specialized post of an author did not occur to her. "Nevertheless, when one of The Daily News investigators, detailed to get facts on the forty persons whose stories are in the final running for the thirty-one prizes offered in The Daily News $30,000 scenario con test, brought this same Celeste Bar man an announcement today, she, as a woman, found that the profession of authorship was, after all, the one nearest home. Her story is one of the forty which the judges are now re-reading. "She is Mrs. M. L. Strauss now and for the greater part of each day she helps her husband direct his cloak and suitmaking shop at 16 South Market street. "When Mr. Strauss enlisted in the army in June, 1917, his wife sat down at his desk at the garment factory and remained there until he came back two years later. 'The best managed years the firm ever had,' says Mr. Strauss. " 'I got my first desire to write when I saw the announcement of the $30,000 contest in The Daily frfews late last summer,' says Mrs. Strauss, whose writing name, however, will be Celeste Barman. 'Until that mo ment I had about given up all hopea of professional life. I was not dis contented. Far from it. I enjoy keeping in touch with my husband's business, but in the back of my mind there rankled that old thought that' I had wanted to be so many different things and had turned out to be a sort of professional Jack-of-AH- Trades. So this news that my story is being even considered among the final forty is exceedingly exciting to me. " 'Today I start writing more scenarios. I won't let it interfere with my interest in the business.' She smiled reassuringly at her husband at this. 'Today I begin with some real basis for confidence in the belief that I can write. I followed the ad vice given by D. W. Griffith in the columns of The Daily News and wrote about the life I know, the people I saw and the actions I ob served.' "In other parts of the United States other investigators are work ing to establish the authenticity of each claim for authorship as it is made in the list of the forty best manuscripts which the judges have sent to the Daily News. "As rapidly as they substantiate the facts they send to the Daily News their reports for publication. "By this method the identities of the thirty-one prize winners will be available at the moment the judges determine which stories have won. This is likely to occur any day. It is certain to be before March 31, ac cording to the judges." Alabama Minstrels Staged Last Night The minstrel show which was staged at the Colville theater last night under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen was a success in every respect. The show which has been under the direction of Miss Eva C. Mills, who spent considerable time in drilling the participants in the art of negro dialect. The cast consisted of about 50 people and the rendition of the pro gram was well relished by a large and appreciative audience, and con sisted of negro minstrels, dancing, vaudeville, monologues, dialogues and clogg dancing by Clark Peters, who gave some of the real jig dances. Members of the show were: Misses Virginia Noble, Cleo Scholes, Neva Miller, Minnie Eager, Velma Foster, Thees Johnson, Luella Droz, Emma Hoffstetter, Gladys Casey, Florence Ehmke, Edna Johnson, Eunice Set zer, Irene Gammage, Harry Eslick, Wilbur Copp, John Huggins, L. Thurber, B. Casey, Jesse Casey, Don H. Phillips, Merle Starr, Osee Noble Jr., Clark Peters, Charles Wil bur, Hubert Page, Fay Baker, Earl Droz, Jones Tracy, Edwin Johnson, Charles VanTuyle, Adolph Naff, Bob Fay. W. W. Campbell New Postmaster Recommended by Webster to Succeed C. M. Durland at Colville Campbell postmaster W. W. Campbell was this week recommended by Congressman J. Stanley Webster for the office of postmaster at Colville. There were only two applications for this office, and both were certified by the civil service commission as eligible, W. W. Campbell being given first place, and Will C. Spedden, county auditor being given second place in the civil service listing. Both had strong petitions and recommendations for the office. Tuesday Mr. Campbell received a telegram from Congressman Webster that the recommendation had been ftiade for him. The recommendation ■will now go to the president for pre sentation to the senate for confirma tion, after which bond will have to be filed before the commission is is sued. The procedure will require about two months. Mr. Campbell was for nine years with the Colville postoffice, most of the time as assistant postmaster, tak ing that position under Postmaster P. R. Parks. C. M. Durland be came postmaster Nov. 4, 1913, was reappointed in 1918, and his term ex pired Jan. 24, 1922. Mr. Campbell resigned as assistant Jan. 1, 1918, and has been engaged in business under the name of Campbell Mercan tile Co. For many years he was secretary of the Colville Chamber of Commerce, has been on the govern ing board for several years, is secre tary of the Stevens County Live stock association, and ever since his residence in Colville has been a live wire in all community undertakings. For many years he has been a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and Masonic lodges, and is a Shriner and D. O. K. K. He attends the Congregational church. bis wife is a past matron of the Eastern Star, and his eldest daughter is a student at the University of Washington. C. M. Durland, who will have been postmaster BV2 years by the time he turns the office over to Mr. Camp bell, has given a most efficient admin istration and during his term of office has seen the Colville postoftice rise to an office of genuine responsibility. He secured free city delivery Oct. 16, 1914, and several years ago put on rural route No. 3 covering the territory west and south of the city. •As a result of increased business, the salary of the office has risen to $2600, and the salaries of employes have all risen. When he took of fice, the highest paid assistant re ceived $1100. Now the assistant receives $1950 and the second assist ant 1800. Congressman Webster, in making the appointment, gave out the follow ing statement Tuesday: "I today recommended the appointment of W. W. Campbell for postmaster at Col ville. This has been the most per plexing contest that I have yet had to deal with. It is universally agreed that both applicants are good men and both are well qualified for the position. After carefully can vassing the whole situation, I came to the conviction that the sentiment of the patrons of the office favored Mr. Campbell. Moreover, as the result of the civil service examina tion for the office, Mr. Campbell re ceived the highest grade. Under these circumstances, I deemed it my duty to recommend his appointment." New Dairy Business Northwest of City Mrs. Jean McCloud has purchased the 80-acre tract of land known as the Hanna place and added it to h«r holdings north of town and has taken as a partner Robt. Skeels who will run a dairy farm upon the ranch. Mr. Skeels will move upon the Hanna place about the first of April and will have about 20 purebred Jersey cows and will start a dairy route. Some of his cows are prize winners and all are good milkers and have obtained a high milk test. Mr. SkeelH moved here about a year ago from Addy and haw been making good with his cows. Mrs. McCloud, since adding the Hanna ranch to her holdings, has about 350 acres of land suitable for this lint of business. The name of the ranch will be Jersey Maid Dairy Farms. R. R. Coleman of Inchelium was transacting business in Colville Fri day. To Cut Representation of Smaller Counties (By Fred L Wolf, editor Newport Miner, stale representative from lend Oieille county.) The Palmer-Seattle initiative bill which proposes to reduce the legis- lative representation of eastern Washington, exclusive of Yakiina, but inclusive of Skamaniu county, to exactly the same size as King county would create a new sena torial district composed of Adams, Grant, one-third of Douglas county, all of Lincoln, Ferry and Stevens counties that would have no greater voting strength than the compact little district of two wards in the city of Seattle that Palmer proposes to erect for himself. This eastern Washington territory covering 12,265 square miles, 50 times the area of all of King county, would get one senator and three representative! un der the plan outlined by Palmer and now being signed by Seattle voters under the spur of the newspapers of that city. And all of eastern Wash ington, twenty counties having a to tal area of 38,931 square miles, would be given 6 senators and 18 senators, what the Palmer-Seattle bill purposes to keep as King coun ty's representation—and there are but 2111 square miles in King coun ty, or one-ninteenth the area in eastern Washington whose legisla tive representation is to be whittled to the bone. Ever since territorial days each county has been accorded one mem ber in the house on the same theory that congress gives each state two senatoi's: that territorial represen tation is as necessary as population to enable a legislative body to rep resent the whole territory it gov erns. At present Adams, Grant, Ferry counties havu one representative each: Lincoln and Stevens have two apiece. Douglas also has a repre sentative. Palmer proposes to join these counties in the third senatorial district, but in alloting representa tives he would give Adams, Grant and the second commissioner dis trict of Douglas county exclusive of Trinidid, one representative between them; he would give another to Lincoln and Perry counties jointly and a third to Stevens, thus cutting the representatives from 7% to 11. At present Lincoln has a senator; Stevens and Pend Oreille have anoth er; Adams is linked with Franklin and a part of Walla Walla is a sena torial district, while Grant, Douglas and Ferry are linked with Okanogan county in a senatorial district. The Palmar bill would give these coun ties approximately one-third the present strength they have in the senate. Another striking example of what the Palmer initiative bill would do if enough Seattle voters sign the petition to place the measure on the ballot and it could be carried at the November election is given on the southern boundary of the state where Palmer proposes to link Columbia, Walla Walla, Henton, Franklin, Klickitat and .Skamania counties in a single district, again eliminating two east side senators and cutting out five representatives. The Palmer bill was filed just af ter an offieiul report made by L. D. McArdle, director of efficiency, had estimated that of the $116,000,000 of tax-exempt property in this state owned by the various dties and towns, Seattle alone owned $108,000, --000. About the time the Palmer bill was filed another bill was initiated from King county that would give Seattle home rule and unlimited op portunity to extend its tax-exempt holdings by engaging in every pha.se of business from farming, mining, marketing to arrial transportation. Seattle's relief from state tax bur dens would be increased by holdings inside or outside the city as it saw fit; it would become largely self governing and sieze a dominant position in the legislature that would enable it to make the laws for the rest of the state. Initial steps have been taken to fight the Palmer bill through v .state wide organization of the .smaller counties in the "Cow County Defen.se League." Preliminary conferences have been held on both .sides of the mountains and further organization will be effected. In the meantime the league in gathering all the data that can be found at Olympia to fight the Seattle legislative control scheme. The Ladies' Improvement club held a card party at the home of Mrs. H. O. Bair. There were 20 tables and prizes were given, which were fur nished by the members. Refresh ments were served. An Exponent for Stevens County $2.00 Year in Advance; 5c Copy Game Season Fixed for Stevens County The Fishing Season Will Open April 15 and Close October 31 The Steveiu county game com mission has established the following open season on game animals, birds and fi.<-h for the year 1922: Deer, Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, limit one male deer; bear, Sept. 1 to April .'((); blue grouse and native pheasants, Sept. 16 to Nov. 15; Chinese pheas ants, Oct. to 15; Hungarian pheas ants, Oct. 1 to Nov. 15. The season is doled on all other upland birds. Bajr limit is five birds per day, either straight or mixed bag, and possession limited to five birds at any one time. Ducks, ffeeie, brant, rail coot (mud hen) Oct. 1 to Dec. 81. Daily bag; limit of ducks (except wood ducks or eider ducks), 20 in the aggregate of all kinds. Daily bag limit of geese or brant, eight in the aggregate. Daily bag limit rail or coot, twenty in aggregate. Hours of shooting are one-half hour before sunrise to sun set. Trout, bass, perch, sunfish, catfish, whitefish, crappie, bream, pike, April 15 to Oct. 31. Daily creel limit 50 fish, or 20 pounds and one game fish. Weekly creel limit is fixed at 30 pounds and one game fish. The closed season on game fish is Nov. 1 to April 14. The Stevens county seasons have been approved by J. W. Kinney, state supervisor of game and fish, and will be vigorously enforced, accord ing to L. S. Harbison, county game warden. The Stevens county game commissioners are A. P. Strobe, Chewolah; .1. C. Wilson, Kettle Falls; M. T. Wentz, Colville. Magazine Solicitors Try the Back Doors Quite a commotion was caused in Colvillo tin's week ut some of the homes, when magazine .solicitors who hit town Wednesday or Thursday used some very crude methods of salesmanship dying to solicit sub scriptions for some publication. The solicitors, two In number, apply to the back door of the home and in a very imposing manner ask the lady to vote for them in some kind of a voting scheme to try to help put the solicitor through school. In most cases they have a way of trying to force entrance in the house, generally starting at the back door. The sheriff's office was notified by some of the ladies who were annoy ed, and upon investigation found the visitors had boarded the northbound train Thursday noon. No doubt the towns north nf hern are receiving pleasant calls from the solicitors. For the benefit of the public it might be stated that most of these schemes are fradulent, and a ruse WOtksd out by .schemers to sell sub- Bcriptioni to cheap magazines which in most caiei are never filled. The solicitor liuy.s what is called a sheet writer* li.st of paid subscription re ceipts at a very low figure and sel dom pays more than 6 cents each for them and then plays his "educa tion" stunt to sell his six-cent sub scription for a dollar, in most cases. If Mrs. Housewife fails to fall for the dollar idea he brings forth another that he can sell for 36 cents or a less figure. And in a great many instances she feels that she likes to help the youth toward gain ing an education and produces the amount asked for, and is duped, for if she gets the magazine she has been cheated, and many never re ceive the magazine at all. Thorc are many good things offer ed to the housewife by courteous sales people, but in most cases they do not try to force an entrance into the homes, and never try to gain an entrance by way of the back door. A real salesman who has a proposi tion that he is proud to show will call at the front door and tell you what he has in a polite manner. Patient 71 Years Old Has Appendix Removed E. Bi Xi'wland, residing on the HetMBUUI place near Addy, who was oj» intcd for appendicitis last week, is getting along nicely, and was able to leave Mt. Carmel hospital this week. He (■ 71 years of age. Dr. W. A. Olds, who performed the op eration, reports Mr. Newland the old est patient he ever had for such an operation, and medical records indi cate that few men of such age ever have occasion to have an apepndix removed.