A weekly summary or events ut in
terest to Kettle Falls s.uu the i i>i" '
< <miiinl>it. Klver Valley, ihe gurneti
«l>ot of »ii.' great nurtnwetsi.
Mrs. Myrtle i-'isli, Kupreseniative
Kettle Falls News
Midnight service will be held at
St. Peter's church tomorrow night,
beginning at 11:30, with Rev. T. A.
Daughters in charge.
There will be two weeks vacation
in the schools instead of one. School
beginning again Jan. 2.
Rev. Valdo Petter will preach at the
Presbyterian church tomorrow at 11.
The Christmas exercises and tree
at the Presbyterian and Baptist
churches will be held at both places
tomorrow evening at 7:30.
Grant Pond is in Colville for the
Representative and Mrs. Herman
Josefsky left today for Olympia.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson and
daughter of Tonasket are spending
Christmas at the home of Mrs. Nel
son's parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Lucile Slagle had the misfortune
to fall Monday and break an arm.
Miss Wanda Daggett left Sunday
for her home in Portland, Ore., to
spend the holidays.
Miss Hollinshead is spending the
holiday leason at her home in Coeur
J. C. Wilson returned Wednesday
Miss Bessie Llewellyn of Spokane
is a Christmas guest at the home of
her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Llew
A son was bom Saturday to Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Beaumont.
Mrs. Geo. McGaughey spent last
week-end with Mrs. S. H. Bender.
Mrs. Sam Roper expects to open a
restaurant in the N. 15. Wheeler
building on Broadway in the near
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Llewellyn and
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Welch enter
tained nine tables at cards at the
Masonic hall Tuesday evening. Prizes
were won as follows: Ladies first
prize, Mrs. J. B. Robertson; second,
Mrs. M. M. Fish; booby, Miss Grace
Miner. Gentlemen's first prize, A. R.
Squire; second, E. J. Kelley; booby,
Myron Spencer of Meyers Falls.
Delicious refreshments were served.
Mrs. N. B. Wheeler entertained
the Masons Widows Wednesday eve
ning. First prize was won by Mrs.
J. B. Robertson. Refreshments were
Ladies' and Misses' up-to-date hats
at reduced prices.—Karen Fogh.
The most complete line of pyrex
in Kettle Falls.—Mrs. Dan Richard.
Your call is solicited to inspect
the pretty and useful gifts, also a
special assortment of high grade
Christmas cards and folders at my
Call and see my full linr of Bix
ler jewelry.—Mrs. Dan Richard.
One of the events of Xmas week
to which many of the young folks of
Kettle Falls and Colville are looking
forward to, is the dance to be given
at the I. O. 0. F. hall, Friday, Dec.
29, at Colville at 8:30 p. m. by the
students of Colville and Kettle Falls
who are now attending W. S. C. It
is to be called a W. S. C. booster
dance and is to be limited to seniors
and alumni of Colville and Kettle
Falls high schools and any others
who might be prospective students.
Each one receiving an invitation is
at liberty to ask a guest. The com
mittee in charge are planning the
decorations suggestive of W. S. C.
and the affair will be an occasion
to be long remembered by those for
tunate enough to attend, and will
show the spirit of good-fellowship
of the W. S. C. students.
Me 7«*» Reporting the
Falls erenu •bout >
Mrs. A. L. Swaneon, Representative
The Comunity Ladies' Aid met at
the home of Mrs. Myron Spencer
Dec. 14 and elected new officers for
the ensuing year as follows: Presi
dent, Mrs. Ed. Hale; vice president,
Mrs. Joel McDurmid; secretary, Mrs.
Chas. Keller; treasurer, Mrs. Harry
Stephenson. Rev. Daughters and
wife from Marcus attended this
meeting. At the close of the meet
ing Mesdames Swartout, Thomas and
Spencer served dainty refreshments.
Mrs. Spencer had her rooms beauti
fully decorated in keeping with the
The Greenwood grange party on
Dec. 15 was well attended consider
ing the weather at that time. The
evening was spent with guessing
games, music, readings and after
supper they danced for awhile, and
at a late hour departed saying we
ought to have another party soon.
Tuesday evening a birthday party
was given at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Gerking for their twin
daughters Maybelle and Clarabelle,
on their 18th birthday. Fourteen of
their young friends were invited and
such a nice time they did have with
games and music and a dainty lunch
which was served at midnight
The White Pine orchestra will give
a New Years dance the last Friday
of this month. Come and have a
good time at the grange hall Fri
day, Dec. 29.
To those who read the Meyers
Falls column each week, friends and
neighbors, I want to wish you a
very Merry Christmas. —Mrs. A. L.
Marble Valley News Notes
Mrs. C. H. King, Representative
The Christmas tree and program
was given Friday evening at the
school house. The school will take
a week's vacation.
Paul Russell, who is living with
his uncle and Aunt Fast, will leave
for Spokane today to spend the
Christmas holidays with his mother
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cleme are domi
ciled in the Howard cottage.
Many are taking advantage of the
snow and are getting out logs and
ties, others are looking up hay and
hauling it to feed their stock.
The spelling match scheduled by
the grange for last Saturday was
postponed on account of the severe
C. P. Gotham and family have
leased the Sherwood house Hear the
Naff mill and are now occupying it.
Mrs. Gotham is somewhat improved
in health, but not fully recovered.
News Items from Dominion
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sachs of Do
minion entertained at a dancing
party in their new home Dec. 9.
Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Clem
Harner, Mr and Mrs. H. E. Strenge
and small son, Mr. and Mrs. James
Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Smith
an daughter Peggy, Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Bestrom, Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
DeHart, Helen DeHart, Miss Dorothy
Dexter, Miss Evelyn Loucks, Mrs.
Otto Nielson, Mrs. Wm. Cox, Mildred
Bestrom, Miss Melvina Morrow, Ruth
Morrow, Mr. Jacobsen and sons,
Oscar Alden, Mr. Cummins, Tommy
Loucks, G. E. Mathews, Geo. Hauver,
James Johnson, Lester Hayter, Les
ter Morrow, Geo. McUne, Alden
English, Fayette Maxson, Millard
Peroll, Leslie Hoxie, Lester Bestrom
and Lyle Bestrom.
Lester Hayter left for Davenport
to spend Xmas with home folks.
NORTH BASIN NEWS
(Mrs. Ray W. Hall, Representative)
Forrest Young and family drove
up in their car Tuesday afternoon for
a short visit with his parents Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. Young.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tilson and
Mrs. Dan Osborn were shopping in
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hall attended
the Farm Bureau meeting Thursday.
Ray Hall and Tom Wilson have
been delivering wood in Colville this
week. They have been hauling it
down the Haller creek road.
F.van Albom left for Cheney Sat
urday, where he will attend school.
Frank Howe was a Colville visi
W. E. Noble took Mr. and Mrs.
Munson to Colville Friday. Mrs.
Munson had Dr. Goetter treat her
eye, which has been giving some
Vern Williams went to Colville
Friday and returned home on Sat
Miss Dorothy Inglehart gave her
Xmas program Thursday night. Af
ter the program the ladies served ice
cream and cake which was a wel
come surprise to teacher and pupils.
The scholars of the Basin school
gave their program Friday evening.
After the program the mothers serv
ed ice cream and cake and all en
joyed a social hour. The teacher,
Miss Velma White, and the pupils
are now ready for their Xmas vaca
The News of Greenwood
Ralph Walston returned home last
week from Clarkston.
Leslie Harlow was calling at the
Gust Nelson home Wednesday.
Clarence Bell is expected home from
Pullman for the holidays.
Cheney to spend the holidays with
We wish you all a very Merry
The Ladies' club met Wednesday
with Mrs. F. Gordon. Watch the
next issue of this paper for the date
of the next meeting.
Patient—Great Scott, doctor, what
an awful bill for only one week's
Doctor—My dear fellow, if you
knew what an interesting case yours
was, and how strongly I was tempt
ed to let it go to a .post-mortem,
you wouldn't grumble at a bill three
times a* big as this!
The Colville Examiner, Saturday, December 23,1922
A CHRISTMAS LEGEND
Crowing of the Cock to Keep
Away Evil Spirits.
Tale of Saint Stephen, the First Mar
tyr, Whose Day ii Decem
EVBB siwif tlmt lirsi Christinas cv»
the wick has crowed all ni^hi long
on [be anniversary to keep in} evil
spirit*; for Hit cock In a holy bird
iinil ii know inn one. Then, is a pleas
am i.ii- of htm Hint Sittm sti'[ilien. iin-
Hrst martyr, whoso day is Dticetnbsf
•jr,, close by his dear Lotrts.
Siilnl Stephen was Kiiik Herods
Steward, it seeiws. wtiO served him In
tlie kitchen and at tahle. One night
ns he wus bringing In the hears l.ea«l
for his muster's dinner he saw the
Slur •hlulou over Bethlehem, imme
diately he set down the huge platter
"No longer, Herod, will I be thy
servant, for a greater King than thoo
•'What alleth lhee?" cried the King
wi-iiilit'ully. "Do .yon lack meat or drink
that yon would desert my service tor
■\iiy." answered Stephen, "I lack
neither mem nor drink, Bui the Child
that is horn this nitflil is greater than
all of us; and Him only will I serve."
"Thai Is as true," quoth Herod.
mn I ting the tahle with his fist. "a« that
this roast cnek on the platter shall
crow hefore us."
llnrilly were the words out of his
mouth when ihe cock stretched his
neok and crowed lustily. "Christus
natus est!" At this proof that
Stephen's words were true, Herod was
so nngry that he marie his soldiers take
Stephen outside the wnlls of Jerusalem
and stone him to death. And this Is the
reason why. unto this day, Saini
Stephen is the patron of stone-cutters.
—Ahble K«r\ve!l Brown. In Llpplncotf'
Cleansing the Saucepan.
Here is a simple but most successful
method of cleansing a saucepan In
which milk has heen boiled. After
pouring <<ut the boiling milk, quickly
replnce the lid before the steam tin*
time tn escape, ami allow the saucepan
to pool before taking it off again; Then
put the paii in cold water to souk. Ii
inn be cleaned quickly and Pnallv,
PLANTS GET OWN MOISTURE
Inganioui Device That Will Assuredly
Be Welcomed by All Absent-
Stay-at-home husbands are prone to
forget to water the flowers Hint adorn
the sitting room, even though specially
.■imrpni to do 80 by absent wives.
They will doubtless welcome a device
just Invented t>\% a Frenchman, -M. I'in
son, which enables plants literally to
water themselves and to do mo with
efficiency, taking neither too much nor •
lon little to < I rink. Tills device, Which
obtained a gold medal in Frame, con
sists of a flower pot of the usual
shape, but having a double wall. The
description runs, according to the Lit
The itpace between the two walls
constitutes a reservoir of water. Into
this there ezteuds two to four curved
tubes, according to the shape of the
pot. Each of these tubes contains a
wick. The lower end of the tube dips
Into the reservoir of water while the
other end Is bent so as to dip beneath
the surface of the soil In the inner
pot. Consequently we really have a
Mt of siphons which are set In action
by the capillary attraction which
causes the water to rise in tha wick.
Thus there Is a gentle but steady flow
of moisture to the plant.
In order to adapt the apparatus to
the needs of any individual plaut it Ik
only necessary to remove the inner pot
after the end at 24 hours and note
whether the outer pot still holds any
water. If so, the plant is oversup
piled, slace the excess of wnter has
been drawn by gravity to the bottom
of the Inner pot and escaped through
th« hole In the center into the outer
Examiner Want Ada Bring Results.
Don't fail to remember a few of your friends
with a genuine New Year's card. If you were too
late remembering them at Christmas, do it for New
Year's. A nickle or a dime will do it.
The Examiner's better line of holiday cards in
cludes some of the finest examples of art shown in
America, and numbers New Year's cards in the list.
Also thank-you cards for announcing receipt of
presents. , "
Remember that the Examiner greeting cards are
not the common kind, nor the cheaply made kind, but
the best produced in the country, personally selected,
and direct from the makers.
THE COLVILLE EXAMINER
Scatter Colvlllt sunshine with Exam iner greeting cards
THE SfHTA PARTY
How Lots of Christmas Fun May
Be Had by Boys' Club.
rich Lad Provi et One Present, Made
by Himself, for Old Krle
THE biggest boy in the club should
be the Santa Claus. To dress
him up, borrow a bath robe, and trim
it round ilia collar and cuffs with some
old fur. A big fur clp Is the thing
for Santa Claus' head, and a great
big bag should be provided for him
to hang over his shoulder to carry
the presents la. A paper mask for
Santa can be bought at some small
store for about twenty cents, and a
big beard can be made of excelsior,
tied up so as to stay In place. If
the excelsior can be dyed gray all the
Each boy in the club should pro
vide one present for Santa's bag. It
would be better if each boy should
niuke the present himself. Uood things
for such presents are beau bags, base
balls, bats, shinny sticks, tops, mar
bles, short wooden swords, slings,
putty blowers, Jew's-harps, soap-bubble
pipes, Jack-stones, match-safes, candy,
chewing gum. and so on.
All the presents for the Santa Claui
party should be handed to a commit
tee of three knights, whose duty i
is to pack them all neatly in Sanin
Claus' bag. At the time of the party
the members of the club 'should gather
together in the meeting room, and th<
committee may meet la a room nea:
by with the big boy who Is to be Sauti
Claus. They must dress him up am.
escort him to the club. When Santi
comes in all will rise, and the prevt
dcvi will say:
"Greeting, Santa C'iaus; the box
Santa may reply, "Greeting, my chn
Then Santa passes out the presents
It Is beet for the boys to form a Hue
■ml for Santa to reach In the bag
without looking and pull out the first
thin* that comes to bis hand.
The last present In the bag Is Santa
Claus'. A good deal of amusement can
be had at the party if a committee of
live boys is chosen to look after the
entertainment. A good plan is to get
up Nliadow pictures. A sheet is huuff
up near out end of the room, about
live feet from the wall. Behind th*
sheet, close to the wall and low down
Is placed a strong light. The knigbte
and others who nre to be the audleue.
all sit in front, and when everything
Is ready all lights except the one Ik
hind the sheet are put out. The boy
who are to uiuke the shadow picture*
then go between tbe light and the sheet
*nd cut up all sorts of antics, throw
ing large shadows on the sheet. If
there is a boy who can make odd
shadow pictures with his hands he cm.
amuse the club for some time.
Another thing that makes fun at a
Santa Claus party may be called
the "boy orator." A large pair of boot*
Is provided, and the boy orator puts
his arms in these and stands back of
a table, so that his booted urms ma)
look like a pair of short legs and he
appears to be a funny little mau stand
ing on the table. Another boy stands
behind him, and puts his arms through
under the orn tor's arms and makes the
gestures while the orator delivers hi*
speech, ihls can be made very funny
If the orator learns a good speech ami
if the boy who makes the gestures
waves his arms and makes very had
and Inappropriate gestures. It Is espe
cially trying for the orator If th*
gesturer holds a handkerchief in bin
hands and wipes his face occasionally
or waves it in triumph at inappropriate
times. —'Hie Delineator.
Present and Future.
The wlae youth prepares for the future,
But during the Holiday whirl
He should alio remember the preaent
That's expected by his beat girl.
Santa Claus Did
v mMi it 1 IS i ■
1 AFRAID OF SANTA
Black Tots at African Mission
Make for Place of Safety.
Preaents of Apparel and Sweets Bring
Confidence te the Men, Women
AN AMUSING story of bow Santa
clans frightened the black ehtl
drtn at a mission station when tit
Brit appeared to them a tew years
Hgo, is told by the wife of a wisslo*
ary stationed at Ballunda, Africa.
They had celebrated Christmas at «•»
lunda before, but they uever had had
Santa Olaus; so Mr. Stover, tin ■ nil
slouary, dressed up as food Salat Nick.
"He bad been padded and powdered
juii packed until Ms own mother
would not have knows him." Mrs.
Stover afterward related. "Presently
we gave the signal, the door flew ops*
and in walked Santa Claus. But. dear
me I What consternation! He waa
greeted with shrieks and groans anal
cries of 'Let me out! It is the «t!I
on*. It Is the day of judgment!'
"The urchins, catching the late*
rlon of terror from the older black
people, fled to their bedrooms. Ml
down upon their faces, crept under
■ ■liniro and tables —anywhere te bide
themselves. Poor old Santa Claus
nerer had such a greeting before. Am
-<oon as 'he realized the panic be bad
■ auaed, he tore off his 'all hat and
vhife cotton beard. Thwi fretn tb«
»*« en'his back be began to throw
W'lfts right and left and to tell who
he was. .
"Reassured once more, everyone
vas scan laughing and chatting,
munching the great 'red breads'
(douftiiiuu), tasting their fruits ar
aibbllng at the sweets from th« fa
miliar little bags. One man wondered
which end 'ip he was te hold the fork
Santa Claua had given htm. Another
Immediately tried on hts ne*r shirt.
The girls arranged their brls>t titled
handkerchiefs Into turban*, white
others sought to find some place about
their scanty clothing where they co«M
stow away their bunch of braad, aa
well as the paper of needles and take
of soup given to each.
"It neeined as though everyone triad
ts> talk louder than his neighbor as
they examined the costume of Santa
Claus, whom they now no longer
feared. One man said that be tbovgnt
It was John the Baptist; another that
It was BHJah returned. Tet another
thought It was Satan himself.
In banging picture* doo't "•k/
them. A picture should be hung to
that lv renter comes Joat an a tore!
with a peraoa of arerage nelffat
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