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I NEWS OF STEVENS COUNTY I
Country hides are now bringing only one cent a
A marriage license was issued at Spokane Thurs
day to Ralph P. Lesh and Estella Churchill, both
of Kettle Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Young of Deep Creek were in
Colville Monday buying supplies. They are build
ing a residence on their homestead, and Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Carlin, parents of Mrs. Young, are also
building on an adjoining claim.
The young people at Echo are very enthusiastic
over the basketball team which has just been or
ganized under the managment of Will Charlton.
The members are Will Charlton, Fred Douglas,
Harry Brown, Clint Worden and Lonny Stack. A
team will also be organized for the young ladies.
A Bachelor Club has been organized by the eli
gible young bachelors of Newport, with H. L. Rus
sell as president and general manager. The club
intends to have something doing in the social line
and will liven up things this winter. Their first
entertainment will be a dance. In the near future
they expect to put on a first-class minstrel show
and will give one-half the net proceeds to the
Commercial Club to be used in advertising New
port and vicinity.—Newport Miner.
J. B. Thomas last week completed the surveys
for state road No. 2, Newport to Orient. He had
as assistants his son Henry as transitman and John
Hanna as levelman, with crew picked when needed.
Mr. Thomas has been out on this work since June.
Two reports are forwarded to the state highway
commission on the section of road between Tiger
and Colville, with no recommendations or comment
made. This board will go over the report of lines,
levels and topography, make decision as to best
and cheapest route, and immediately commence to
buy right of way. After plats are made the work
will be let by bid and contract. One line from
Tiger to Colville comes along the Little Pend
d'Oreille. The other leaves the first at Lake
Thomas and comes down the south fork of
Mill creek, through a farming and timber country.
Much of these lines was surveyed over down tim
ber, with a growth of young trees upon it, but in
no case is there more than a six per cent grade.
By means of the new state road the Calispell
valley will be greatly benefited, both in convenience
in transacting county seat business and in freight
rates. Part of the road has been surveyed during
the last two years, but during the summer and
until completion Mr. Thomas had entire engineer
ing charge of the work.
Joe Day returned to his home at Spokane on
Monday after visiting for two weeks with his
mother, Mrs. W. Day, at Echo. He was accom
panied to Spokane by his mother, who will spend
several days there before going to Vancouver to
remain this winter with her daughter Mrs. Tom
T. D. Coppinger, a resident of Arzina, where he
owns a farm and also owns and operates a broom
factory, was a county seat visitor Wednesday,
where he sells all his product. He says that
Stevens County can produce broom corn in quality
and length of fiber as good as any section of the
country. This is undoubtedly true, for Mr. Cop
pinger makes the very best of brooms. Here is
another industry in which time and labor will
bring great returns to the county.
The following have successfully passed the
county teachers' examination, which was held
Nov. 14 to 16, out of the 38 who took the examina
tion: Gladys Allen, Bernice Bradley; R. W. Cain,
Lena M. Carter, Martin S. Cory, Estelle Davis,
Elizabeth Davis, Anna Dow, Charles F. Dutro,
Lillian Eves, Mary Garrity, Louis Gurnsey,
Beatrice Hall, James Herritage, John N. Hoffer,
Ira J. Ogden, Blanch Orr, Minnie Pelker, Louise
Small, Lizzie Smith, Anna Vanderwort.
Frank A. Enzel, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. J. Enzel, who live near Rocky Ford, on upper
Deep Creek, 20 miles out of Colville, died in Spo
kane of typhoid fever on November 29, and his
remains were buried here Saturday, from the
Prindle undertaking parlors. Interment took
place at Woodlawn cemetery. The services were
conducted by Rev. H. A. Sheldon of the M. E.
church. The family came here from Minnesota
last April. The young man entered the employ
of the Granby Smelter, at Grand Forks, B. C,
where he was stricken with the fever, and was
taken to Spokane for treatment in the hospital.
The Echo band has reorganized for the season
under the leadership of Prof. A. C. Walgamott of
Colville, who will give instruction to the band
every Tuesday evening at Echo. The officers of
the new organization are Will Charlton, president;
Will Rosh, vice president; Harry Brown, secretary
and treasurer; marshal, Chris McDonald. Those
constituting the band are William Rosh, Otto
Ruehm, cornet; Chris McDonald, Will Wiggins,
clarionet; Will Charlton, Elwood Day, slide trom
bone; Fred Charlton, Stewart Beggs, alto; John
Shepard, tuba; William Weston, Harry Brown,
tenor; Theodore Weaver, Percy Weaver, baritone;
Leo Beggs, snare drum; N. C. Shaver, bass drum.
This is an excellent showing for Echo's band and
when the boys are ready to entertain their friends
they have only to let it be known.