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rigation systems, orchards swayed with their fruitage, walnut and palm trees lined the streets and high ways, and prosperity, to all intents, abounded, and over it all the sun lighted a picture of wonderful devel opment. But we found how for tunes are made and lost in California. The first day we were in Orange we lost a considerable fortune —that could have been turned to account for many a rainy day. It so hap pened that we drove over to a neigh boring village for a brief look at the country. At a packing station we stopped at a store, and I availed the chance of walking over to a 20 --acre heavily laden lemon orchard. I picked one that had fallen to the ground, when the storekeeper told me to help myself from those on the trees. He said that the price of lemons was so low that it did not pay to gather them, and that the owner of this orchard would give the whole crop to anyone who would cart it off the ground. The yield of 10,000 boxes from this orchard would have been mine for $100, but everybody was talking of cutting back the lem ons and grafting in oranges. Three weeks later lemons were selling on the Atlantic market for $6 a box, against an expense less than $2 per box for picking, packing and steamer tariff. In the early days when wool and hides were the chief product of the country and the stage coach was the means of transport, the town people of Orange were wont to congregate at the livery stable to tell their troubles and exploit the country. On this day we found the crowd of enquirers down at the garage look ing over the license plates to see who had come. The process of getting acquainted with everybody here is better than a newspaper for satis faction. One fellow who had come down from his palatial home in town to the garage for his automobile seemed to be the center of interest. He did all the talking, placing spe cial emphasis on his right to free speech. He was particularly lo quacious on the high cost of living which he said was crushing the poor people. He declared that no man could successfully engage in business without a bank organization behind him, and then as soon as he ceases to be a profitable factor he is scrap ped like a jaded politician. Contin uing he said, "after all, common run of people are like cattle—driven, herded and slaughtered for commer cial purposes." Surely I had found in the golden state a real destruc tioni.st. He said, what every man of alleged disloyal inclinations has been saying for the past 30 years: That the system was all wrong, that the politicans have had their nozzles kicked away from the public trough and the banks are on the job. "Talk about German propaganda, the banks of the country have them •skinned to the ears. Put money in the bank, and the first time you draw a check to pay your grocery bill, every commercial agency in the world knows where your money is. Then too, they have a system of ad vertising that is hatched in New York, and the general plan is to in duce people to put their money in the bank, start a savings account, or let the bank invest your money for you. They are teaching the coming generations to be a lot of stunted hoarders of measly coins. Teaching them to be dependent on some organ ization to keep their money. Now, why don't they turn this around, and run a system of advertising that will teach the young man how to in vest his money, promote and foster the enterprise of the beginner and make 90' A successes rather than 90 f/ business faiulures." He had a shot left for some other intruding national interest, when the garage man told him his car was ready. I looked for a Ford to be delivered, but a Pierce-Arrow bowled out to the en trance and he took the wheel. I said to the garage man, "an anarchist driving a Pierce-Arrow?" A by stander volunteered the information that he was a rich Colorado mining man who had come to the California oilfields to try his luck. Before he struck oil he got into a pinch and was unable to get money at the bank to finish his first well. While he was sweating the usual amount of blood the drillers struck a gusher. He has drilled two wells since the first success and now has a daily out put of over 2000 barrels, which means a profit of about $3000 a day. He has one of the finest homes in Orange and ought to play with the aristoc racy, but he cannot get over his narrow escape from going broke. Every morning he comes down here and makes that talk, and if the battle of Bull Run was in progress out there in the street he would talk just the same. He ought to thank God instead of cursing the system. Santa Ana, the county seat of Orange county, is not the parched, hot, intolerable place it was a quarter of a century ago, but is one of the beauty spots of the southland. The days are pleasant with a breeze from the sea, and th« night is tern pered by the mountain air. The vast plain along the sea coast ter minates a few miles south in an un dulated surface that reminds one of the Palouse country. In these hills is the home of Mojeska, whose fame as a prima donna once thrilled the world. Forty miles farther San Juan Capistrana is built near the shore of the ocean on the ruins of one of the early missions which is a show place for the thousands of tray-1 elers who pass it each day.—John R. Slater. NEWS OF SCHOOLS Some of the Current News at Colville's Accredited High School The Junior class of the Colville high school wishes to thank the busi ness men and the many others for the help given them in the way of donations for the Junior Folies. A dual track meet was held at the fair grounds April 21, the Junior- Kreshmen combination being victor ious over the combined forces of the seniors and sophomores. Two events, the javelin and the 220 dash, did not take place, as the score stood 52 to 39 before these events started Not until the seniors failed to ar rive at their classes on Tuesday did anyone suspect that they had held their annual sneak day. They went by car to Kettle falls, leaving the gymnasium at 9:30. Miss Eleanor Wilmer went as chaperon. It is customary for the seniors to have a sneak day, and the class of '22 took advantage of this privilege. A new contract for the teachers employed in the Colville schools was decided upon at a recent meeting of the board of education. The chief feature of the new contract is a slight lengthening of the school year. At the present time teachers are em ployed for a term of nine months, but several days are lost by reason of holidays and institute. Under the terms of the new contract the school year will be 180 days. It is be lieved that this will improve the sys tem and at the same time help the finances of the district considerably. Three new students, Adda Hofstet ter, Bend, Oregon; Felma Lakin and Jennie E, Hughes, Goldcreek, were enrolled in the junior high school this week. The Juniors The Junior Follies which was given at the Odd Fellows hall last Satur day evening was a success, both fi nancially and as an entertainment. The Junior jinks, a vaudeville given by members of the junior class, and the jitney dance, drew large crowds, while a number of people learned their future from the gypsy for tune teller. About $80 was cleared after expenses were paid. Nutrition Work Interesting work is being done in the nutrition class, and the hearty way in which the mothers are meet ing the workers is gratifying. A class of 22 pupils ranging from 5 to 18 pounds under normal weight was organized March 31. Mrs. Har rigan told a story to the children and Mrs. Rhode explained the chart and marked one pupil's chart with the earned stars. Weighing once a week keeps the pupil, mother and nutrition workers in touch with the improvement being made. The gold heart, the silver, gold and green stars are awards for visitors to the class, for gain, for milk drinking and vegetable eating. These are certainly incentives for more wholesome living. Simple causes as the following are found adequate to explain malnu trition of the most severe type: Fast eating, insufficient food, the use of tea and coffee, late hours, closed windows at night, too little time in the open air, poor hygiene, over pres sure and long hours in school. Such definite diagnoses are essential to successful treatment. A child 6 to 14 years of age, who is more than 6 pounds under normal weight, requires from 2000 to 3000 calories of food per day in order to build up. The underweight child is like a convalescent and requires more rest and food to build up to normal weight. The class method appeals to the im agination of the child and makes him do for himself what no one else can do for him. It teaches and in spires him to "train for health" in the way he trains to be a boy scout or good athlete. Therefore ask him what you will and he will do it cheerfully if he is convinced it is good "dope." The nutrition workers urge the mothers to come to the Friday after noon classes and cooperate with them in getting the boys and girls of today to eat more vegetables, drink more milk and take long nights of rest and sleep. This is nothing new or radical, but just a help to one another by a bit of competition, to do the things the boys and girls of BO years ago did every day. The Colville Examiner, Saturday, April 29, 1922 ,store &> J^wjlyß j^***-jiiSSS""'" "rljg^^ incorporated lowest okmbation |^p 312 DEPARTMENT STORES ""<*» Wash Dresses in Large Variety And at Prices that Defy Competition BY a lucky stroke of discovery, combined with the ability ~— brown, helio, black and white and Lineno in a diversity of . qji Uy? * bright colors. Novelty pockets and trimming enhance the charm of those garments at a price that is low and pleasing. jj LOT 2- $6.90 Imported Ratine, Novelty Voiles and Novelty Ginghams in /^tfßJßiP 1 ifflßlftn fT~^~(~~^l*<- II .and. Summer is expressed in the colors and shades in which LOT 3 | (these gowns are to be had. Another price moderation. LOT 4 A Score of Years Girls' Gingham Dresses of Achievement For Spring that Are Lovely In April, 1902-twenty years ago-the doors of the first . *** *™ '"^ cX t tremely. hantlß°mo ]if e *%}*> ** ?*»> T „ „ .: . ," dresses, that came to us in a series of recent remarkable .1. C. Penney store were thrown open to the public. v « » m « i , ■ X purchases by one of our New York buyers, which mothers The moment signalized a march of progression that has r~*^*k —/*. an<* tlie'r daughters alike mi equal in the annals of departmental storekeeping. / l^~3^Kiy^viTH^>\^ cannot fail to appreci- Imoid that one store has grown 312 stoics; a total business t. /i&i jt^ iittKfl 1 i , r "'. "IJ" ( >' ,""! .''," the first year approximately $29,000 was expanded to |/ w^riS models This wonderful growth, born of keeping faith with a W^fwffln r^wjffll- ju" REMARKABLE generous public, is bul a forerunner of greater achievements T^TJ*7 IP. ff^^ mJ VALUES In the coming summer and fall we shall add more than '/fey^BhrfXjJwMßyffl^'" Sizt's - l(> •' / 1/C 50 stores to our ever-lengthei.ing chain. w!'^ffl&Q .BLLf^^^^^ 'S C/ Vkwßyf* Sizes II lo l( »05/ THE LARGEST CHAIN DEPARTMENT — STORE ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD ============== To Retire Poindexter From U. S. Senate The effort to retire Poindexter from the U. S. senate is assuming big proportions over the state, partic ularly on the west side where the bulk of the republican vote is located. John E. Ballaine of Seattle is to be the candidate of the progressive re publicans of the state, and some of the statements in the Ballaine an nouncement are interesting as show ing a decided difference of opinion between men who call themselves re publicans. Nearly all of the Ballaine planks are the opposite of Poindex ter's position, and some of them are here given, as in his announcement dated Thursday: "After conferences with represen tative men and women from every section of the state, some of them speaking officially for organizations with memberships of many thous ands, all of us former supporters of Senator Poindexter but unable to go with him in his abandonment of the principles and pledges on which he was elected six years ago, I announce my candidacy for the nomination for United States Senator in the repub lican primaries, Sep. 12, 1922. "The clean thinking men and wo men of this state and the nation can regard Senator Poindexter's vote in the Newberry case in no other light than an endorsement of the princi ple that a seat in the United States Senate belongs by right to the high est bidder for cash and to the traf flcer in the most corrupt methods. His votes on a long list of other legislative measures the last three years, including his vote against the cooperative marketing bill, are equal ly misrepresentative of the conscience and the interests of the people of Washington. "They will not accept such stan dards. They wiir blaze a new trail and set up guide posts of their own making, under the light of com mon honesty. "I am in the race on the expres sed wish of representative men and women from every part of the state, including others who have been dis cussed as possible candidates. "If elected to the United States senate, I would stand for clean politics, clean methods and clean measures, as I have done always. "I would refuse admission to the senate of any man who comes with a tainted certificate of election, and would vote to vacate the seat held by any such person if the case should be reopened. "I would represent squarely and fairly every part of the state, the farmers, the laborers, and every branch of legitimate business, in everything that would build up, would open better opportunities for all alike, and would elevate the general average of American conditions of living. "I would favor excluding effectively all unassimilable Asiatics, as wejl for our own protection as to remove causes of international misunder standing. "I would cooperate with the agri- | cultural bloc in the senate. "I would work for reclamation projects, particularly for those in the Yakima, the Kittitas and the Wenatchee valleys, and for that greater one of national importance, the Columbia basin project. To make them projects of general scope and benefit, I would work to provide ade quate revolving funds at low inter est to carry the settlers through the non-earning period of their farm de velopment. "A veteran myself of the Span ish American and Philippine wars, the son of a veteran of the Civil war, and the father-in-law of two veterans of the World war, I know the mind of the veterans. It would be a pleas ure to serve them individually and collectively in all that the nation promised and owes. "I would work to amend the Esch- Cummins Railroad act in a manner that would correct and prevent mis interpretation of its provisions to the prejudice of employes, as has been done, and would make its provisions clear and unequivocal' in their ap plication to employers and employes alike. "My work of results accomplished in and for this state and Alaska are sufficiently well known, I believe, to gether with my attitude on all lead ing issues, and my family life, that I may with propriety refer to them as the guide to my future course. "On these issues and these pledges 1 go before the people of the state, among whom I have lived for 43 years, squarely and fairly asking their support." Postoffice Department Wants to Give Service Perfect packages in the mails fa cilitate their handling and delivery in good condition to the addressee. Mail better packages for your own benefit. If your package is worth sending, it is worth good wrapping and pack ing. 1. Wrap with tough paper. 2. Tie with stout cord. 3. Write or print a plain address with ink. 4. Attach address to art. lie itself inside the wrapper. 5. Place return address in upper left corner., 6. Inclose articles liable to break age in corrugated paper or wooden boxes and pack in excelsior or simi lar substance. 7. If contents are perishable or fragile mark the package conspic uously or have mailing clerk do it for you. 8. Think of the miles it must travel rubbing up against other par cels, handled and rehandled. 9. When ready to mail, give it the "once over" for address, inside ad dress, return address, stamps, wrap per, packing. 10. Mail it early. 11. Insure it. Examine Want Ada Bring Rwjta.