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Democracy Fifteenth Year \K7HEN a treaty of love hat been made there I * * is one evidence needed to mark the be- B H trothal—an engagement ring. Make it worthy of the ftirl and befitting' the occasion, g H Give her a ring which in yean to come will reflect the m H taste and judgment you have exercised in its selection. When you buy the rinf here you eaa feel Mire that It U ai you with it to be—one that the can ahow with baahfa! Hy pride and happy thyaem to her |irl chum*. B Olfta for after the engagement are alao here la splendid £§ W aaaortment. The price* «re moderate and the qualities are W )£ th« b*at your atoomr ca« buy. M * IF ITS FROM RICH'S ITS RIGHT * COLVILLE, WASHINGTON COLVILLE ABSTRACT CO. Abstracts of title to Stevens county lands, mines and water rights Frank Kos&ka Merchant Tailor Colville, Washington AUGUST RELEASE jfK&V ■^"■■^fcw COLUMBIA RECORDS The list includes many more. COME IN TODAY COLVILLE SONG SHOP \\jof, ' Hazel Emery LOOSE LEAF SYSTEMS-RING AND POST BINDERS RULED FORMS—BLANK FILLERS AT EXAMINE!? I Use TopNoch Flour I K// Ifyr <*\iiS££f^ V can be made with our flour. JK I [tSpNoch Flour Mills] I I COLVILLE.WASHINCTON | Cbe Colvillc Examiner OFFICIAL NEWS OF CITY AND COUNTY High class tailoring for men and women Dry cleaning, pressing, repairing, altering Colville, Stevens County, Washington, Saturday, July 22, 1922 Form Taxpayers League and Set Meeting Date As a concerted effort to effect a substantial reduction in taxes, the residents of Pleasant Valley, after two mass meetings held at the Quillisascut grange hall, decided to launch a campaign for the organiza tion of a Stevens County Taxpa>*rs League. In order to make this organization as county wide in scope as possible, it was decided to communicate with the other community and civic or ganizations in the county and re quest them to take similar action. It is planned at this time to have as large a number of the members of the League as possible attend a meeting to !>e held in Colville at the court house on August llth and 12th, the 12th being the last day for filing of declarations of candidacy by the various office seekers. Taxation problems will be discussed at this meeting and the League will en deavor to center support on those candidates who they are confident will be sincere in their efforts to con duct their office in the most economical manner possible, so as to effect a substantial reduction in taxes. About 100 people were in atten dance at the mass meeting held at the grange hall Wednesday evening, July 19th. Taxpayers from all over the coun ty are urged to attend the meeting to be held in Colville August 11th and 12th. Hold Meeting at Hunters Discussing River Road A meeting was held at Hunters last Sunday for the purpose of dis cussing the likelihood of the state highway No. 22 being abandoned by the republican state and national ad- ministrations. About 100 people were present from various points along the Columbia river. Addresses were made by W. Lon Johnson, republican candidate for state senator; J. M. Glasgow, republi can representative; Thos. I. Oak shott, republican candidate for prosecutor; J. S. Lane, republican commissioner; Joseph Hudspeth, re publican commissioner; J. Stanley Webster, republican congressman. It was announced that the republi can state administration has recom- mended the abandonment of the road, partly because of the fact that the republican national administration will not give any federal aid to it. The speakers at the meeting all united in telling those in atten dance that the road is needed, al though it is said that several of the residents of the Columbia river knew that before. Congressman Webster stated that he did not know any thing about it, but it appeared the road was needed. This state road No. 22 was created by act introduced by C. R. McMil lan, who was democratic state sena tor from this county under the Lis ter administration. Some work has been done on it, particularly south of Kettle Falls, but with the change in state and national administrations its abandonment has been decreed. The road was planned to connect Kettle Falls with the lower Colum bia river country and Davenport. Colville Loses Pioneer Resident for 37 Years The funeral of Mrs. Jessie B. Habein, who died at her home south of Colville July 15, was held from the McCord undertaking parlors Mon day. Many friends of the deceased were present at the funeral, and floral offerings were numerous. Rev. J. M. Huggins of the Congregational church preached the funeral sermon. Music was furnished by Mrs. Glenn Crewse, Mrs. W. H. Jackson and Miss Susie Lommell. W. H. Jack son, R. E. Lee, Thos. Aspend, C. W. Winter, F. B. Goetter and C. R. McMillan, all pioneers of Stevens county, acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Habein moved to Colville 37 years ago, when she was 21 years of age. At that time she was Miss Harvey. She taught school in Col ville the first winter she was here, and at Fruitland the next year. She was then married to Frank Habein and lived in Colville, where Mr. Habein ran a livery stable between what is now the Examiner office and Willett Bros, garage. Later they moved to the Habein ranch south of town, where they have lived ever since. Mrs. Habein had been in ill health for several years, and her death was not unexpected. She is survived by her husband Frank, her son Earl, two brothers and three sisters. The Examiner is your home paper. Stringent Order on Setting Fires Fire Warden to Arrest Any One Starting Fire Near Timber or Forest The fire situation has become so critical in Stevens county that by order of State Fire Warden Pape, the county fire warden John Welty has received Instruction to have his deputies arrest anyone starting a fire in or near any timber. This order in in effect until there may be suf ficient rainfall to prevent further spread of forest fire. Many fire ; havo been hurtling over thr. county. The most serious one has been south and cast of Aladdin, where about 10 sections havo been burned over, about half of the land carrying good pine, and the balance scattering timber. This fire burned as far a.« Meadow creek. Another serious fire was west and north of Lake City and Echo, as far north as the Seven Devils. This fire was under control Tuesday morning, but in tho afternoon went over the heads of the men in a crown fire. It was caught again Wednesday. Reports of stock and homes being burned proved to bo unfounded although some cows emerged from the fire with singed coats, and some horses have not yet been found. Fire fighters saw 12 deer in a pothole, and set dogs on them to drive them out. The deer made a noble dash through the fire and escaped with singed hides, but it was believed they were not seriously injured. A big fire has been burning on Calispell peak and one northeast of Deer Lake. Fire Warden Wei^y sent a deputy to Calispell to maice re port, and it was said 100 men would be needed to control it, so it has re mained almost unattended. The tim ber is not particularly valuable, and all supplies would have to be packed in for fi«-e fighters. The greatest damage resulting from the various fires has been the drying up of water sheds and burn ing: of feed and waterholes used by game animals, and killing of game. Mr. Welty states that unless the sportsmen and settlers give full aid in stopping fires, there will be noth ing left in this county in the game line. Mr. Welty's deputies are George; Wheeler, Deer Park; Ed. Dwyer, Clayton; Frank Magers, Springdale; John Davies, Chewelah; J. Nugent, Northport. The patrolmen for the timber protective association are Jack Howell, Colville; Henry Ames, Park Rapids; Henry Hoist, Lead point; Kelly Jackson, Deepcreek; L. Weatherwax, Colville; Wrn. Otten bacher, Dominion. Picnickers, camping parties and huckleberry parties are said to have been responsible for many fires. Every citizen who knows of a fire being set, should immediately make rgyort to the proper authorities. This week the county fire warden received notice from the Seattle office of the department of agricul ture, telling him to look out for the white pine blister, which is a bug which is found in spring on wild currants and gooseberries, and which in summer attacks the pine trees, drying and killing the bark. Mr. Welty wrote the state fire warden that at present he did not have much time to look for these bugs on pine trees, as he was principally engaged in saving these trees from fire, and that if the fires were not soon con trolled, thrre wouldn't be any pine trees left for the bugs to work on. He has been on the jump day and night since the fire menace began to threaten, and says he will be "bugs" himself if the fires keep up. Place City Fire Bell in the Bandstand Park With the tearing down of the old city hall and fire station, the fire bell has had no official residence, and was temporarily Wt on the parking strip. So one made any effort to remove it, as it weighs something like three-quarters of a ton. Arrangements werft made to use the Free Methodist bell in case of fire, but that use was fortunately not occasioned. The council has had the bell placed in the bandstand park, northeast of the old city building, and where it can be used in case of fire. It i raised sufficiently to allow its use, but anyone tampering with it, or rinsfn* it except in case of fire will be prosecuted. Salvation Army Drive Made in Stevens County The annual drive for funds for the Spokane Salvation Army is in progress in Stevens county, in charge of the following local chairmen: Chewelah, F. L. Reinoehl, F. W. Dickey, J. R. Jones; Kettle Falls, Mrs. H. Munro; Marcus, D. R. Sny der; Northport, A. K. Ogilvie; Val ley, John Kulzer; Springdale, C. O. Snapp; Hunters, J. M. Glasgow; Daisy, J. J. Charlton; Clayton, Mrs. Vere; Loon Lake, Oliver Gallaher; Addy, C. Ostrum; Colville, W. L. Sax. Lieut. D. Harris, Knsign J. Barron anil VV. S. Kennedy of Spokane have been in Colville and Chewelah assist ing in getting the movement started. Other towns will be handled solely by the local committees. The Salvation Army has come to bo recognized as the one sure agency by which charity may be ex tended to suffering humanity, with no danger that funds will be mis applied, or that unworthy people or professional beggars will receive the benefits. There are many people who desire to do something in life in the way of giving charity to un fortunates who through adversity or ignorance are unable to care for themselves. Much money is annually thrown away in the towns of Ste vens county by promiscuous giving to professional beggars who have never lived in the county, and have no intention of remaining after they have received all the contributions they can get. The Salvation Army never turns down a legitimate appeal for aid. Funds donated to charity through the agency of the Army are sure to go to the right places. The rescue and maternity work, the employment bureau and the emergency relief are three phases of the Army work which distinctly reach Stevens county. The rescue work is now caring for four Stevens county girls, and the history of the Spokane organization shows many cases from this county which have been handled. The employment bu reau and the emergency relief are often used by Stevens county resi dents. Colville's quota of $300 is being raised by donations of sums from $f> to $25. Effort at City Beautiful Not Bringing Results (Contributed) About ■'! years ago a city beautiful club and a park board were elected whose duties were to suggest ways and means of improving the city park, city streets and in general to improve the appearance of the city of Colville. At that time the citi zens had visions of clean streets, printed homes, flower gardens anil rose arbors, in fact, a general cleu i ing up of the city seemed at that time to be what was sorely needed. If these bodies have accomplished anything to that end in the 3 years of their service the people have fail ed to note the effects. In many in stances in the place of flower gar dens, mustard weeds grow in pro fusion, and instead of rose arbors, burdock and thistles in all their grandeur and splendor grow in their place to gladden the heart and please the eye. .We believe that for the good of the city beautiful propaganda the members of the above organizations should hand in their resignations, as bodies that have ceased to function are a hindrance in so much as cer tain duties which are expected of them cease to trouble the easy going public who are too apt to let things slide along and follow the lines of least resistance. So much for the city beautiful and the park board. Now for the indi vidual. Any man or woman claim ing Colville as their home should have civic pride enough to clean up their yards and alleys, keep boards and wood piled neatly to one side, and mow the weeds from the front yard and parking strip. If every man would make himself a com mittee of one and do thin, a marked improvement in the appearance of Colville would soon be noted. We all know the past few seasons have been extremely hot and dry and this coupled with the inadequate city water -ujiply has made it hard to keep lawns green and flower gar dens growing. But there is no ex- OUM for allowing mustard, burdock, or thistles to thrive ami go to seed in or around your honvs or in the street in front; a few minutes time with a scythe or sickle will prevent the noxious weeds from going to seed. An Exponent for Stevens County $2.00 Year in Advance; 5c Copy Candidate Files For the Primary Several Contests Ix>om in the Political Circle of Stevens County The following candidates have filed for the primary election to be held ■September 12: DEMOCRATS Sheriff—D. F. Ham, Coiville; C. A. Ijodgerwood, Coiville. Commissioner Dist 2.— E. G. Kohlstedt, Coiville; P. H. Graham, Boundary. REPUBLICANS State Senator—W. Ixm Johnson, Coiville. Prosecuting attorney—Thomas I. Oakshott, Coiville. Auditor—Dorothy Dexter, Coiville. Theasuror—J. G. Snoddy, Colville; W. L, liiggar, Rice. Sheriff-^lohn R. Hunter, Coiville; Ludwig P, Johnsen, Coiville. Engineer—T. M. Offutt, Coiville; Harry C. Henry, Chewelah. Representative— Herman P. .Josef sky, Harvey. Commissioner Dist. I.— Joe Hud speth, Fruitland. Commissioner Dist. 2. —J. S. Lane, Boyd.s. Assessor—Chester R. Wiley, Coi ville. Horseshoes New Sport of the Coiville Fans With the slakening of the baseball srason, horseshoes seems to be the popular pastime of many Colville business men. Several of Colville's most prominent business men are taking up the old barnyard .sport, and several artists of the gamo have boen discovered. The prize contest of the season thus far was staged on the vacant lot between the Col ville hotel and the Palace theater last week Wednesday. W. Lon John son and Kenneth Q. McKay were the contestants, and the stakes were din ner for five. Hie first two out of three games were to choose the win ner, and Johnson won. As was agreed, Dr. McKay was host at a chicken dinner for W. Lon Johnson, Thomas I. Oakshott, Norman Moss and Dr. R. S. Wells. Friday evening a surprise cam*: when one was serv ed by Mrs. Johnson at the Johnson home. Dr. McKay will not tell where he got the chicken for the occasion, but says it would behoove people to take care in locking their chicken coops at night. George W. Peddycord and Dr. O. F. Vinson claim to be the champions of Piety hill. The degree in which this claim is well founded may be a matter of future decision, as Hugh Waddell, William Waddell, Henry R. Spedden and H. O. Bair are said to be spending considerable extra time in learning how a horseshoe should be thrown in order to have it land within any approximate distance of the stake. Downtown there are so many en gaged in training the trusty right arm to cast the shoe, that it would be unfair to quote champions at this time. A tournament might bring out some of the durk horses who have won great distinction in years gone by. Date and Place Fixed For Sale of Coal Mine August 26, at 1 p. m. at the court house door, constitute the time and place for the receiver's sale of all property of the Colville Valley Coal Co. at Valley. The previous sale for $25,000 has been overruled, and final sale will be as above. There are many stockholders in Colville and Stevens county who will watch with interest the sale of this property. 11l cigarettes lO* They are GOOD!