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Preparations are being made to start the Hewitt
mill the first of next week.
Preparations are under way for a dance next
month by the Catholic ladies at Marcus.
Fruit Inspector H. W. Sparks of Kettle Falls
was a county seat business visitor Monday.
The municipal electric lighting system for Che
welah is well under way and next month will
see it in use.
Harry Draper, special deputy from Spokane,
and Deputy Sheriff Ledgerwood were at Williams
A. Kennedy of Kettle Falls pleded guilty Thurs
day to petty larceny and was sentenced to ninety
days in jail and $100 fine.
The Winslow mill at Orin has 8 men nat work
now, and will place 20 in the timber on Monday
to keep the mill supplied.
Miss Lucie Perry is spending the holidays with
her parents at Marcus after attending Sacred
Heart convent at Spokane.
Mrs. Price, the boarding matron at Hewitt's
mill, stepped on a tack last Friday and is suffering
a great deal in consequence.
A basket ball game between Echo and Newport,
to be followed by a grand ball, is scheduled for the
evening of Jan. 1, at Echo hall.
Miss Lottie Williams, who has been attending
the Academy of the Holy Names at Spokane, spent
Christmas with Miss Mellen at Marcus.
Mrs. Hicks, near Valley, who had three of his
fingers sawed off a short time ago, is doing well
under the care of Dr. McPherson of Chewelah.
Burglars entered the City meat market at
Chewelah Saturday night and took $12.60 from the
cash register. At the City saloon the same par
ties secured a quantity of liquor. Preparation
for Christmas was evidently made early at Che
The board of county commissioners of Stevens
county has received word that at a meeting of the
Good Roads Association recently held at Belling
ham a committee was appointed to notify the vari
ous county commissioners of the state that a
meeting would be held at Tacoma, on February
11th, 1908, for the purpose of organizing a State
Commissioners' Association. It is needless to re
cite the benefits to be derived from such a meeting
in the interchange of ideas relative to the various
duties of county commissioners. It is desired that
every county by repesented if possible, not only
by the chairman, but by all the commissioners.
Stevens county should be represented, but no ac
tion has yet been taken.
Newport lodge No. 144, F. & A. M., has elected
the following officers for 1908: W. M., Sidney W.
Rogers; S. W., A. W. McMorran; J. W., H. A.
Noyes; secretary, A. E. Reid; treasurer, JohnMc-
The young people of Marcus held a Christmas
eve dance which proved to be the most successful
of the season. About 50 couples were present.
The committee on arrangements was Sidney Hof
fer and Eugene Speck.
F. Hewitt, the miller, living near Valley, has
bought a restaurant at Spokane and was there
last week, returning Sunday to look after his mill.
C. A. Newton left for Spokane Sunday to cook at
Mr. Hewitt's restaurant.
Some trouble has been encountered in securing
the north outlet to the new ferry at Marcus,
which was dropped a short distance down the
river from- its former place. Land for the de
sired road is owned by William Miller, a govern
ment ward, and owing to the amount of red tape
necessary to build a road over Indian land, the
work is stopped for the present.
The Seventh Day Adventists celebrated their
week of prayer at their church at Hewitt's mill
last week. Elder E. H. Huntley, formerly of
Cando, N. D., spent from Thursday until last Mon
day with them and held services each evening.
On Sabbath four persons were baptised by him by
immersion in the creek that runs through the
camp. In the afternoon the Lord's supper was
The Week at the Court House
John Knox et ux, pltf. vs. The Northport Smelt
ing and Refining Co. Motion to dismiss, con
L. C. Richardson, pltf. vs. M. C. Cooper. Hear
ing on sufficiency of bond in appeal. Continued
Oleas Peterson et ux, vs. Pantheon Lumber Co.
Demurrer to complaint, overruled.
L. E. Blackmore-White vs. M. H. Lewis, demur
rer to the complaint, overruled.
Estate of E. H. Tarble, deceased, order di
recting taking of depositions.
Estate of Littleton Hill, deceased, order con
firming sale of personal property.
Joseph Keller vs. Richard Frantz, motion for
bill particulars, allowed in part.
Annette Larson vs. Otto J. Larson, decree to
plaintiff, lot 5, block 6, Clayton.
New suits filed: Colville abstract Co., pltf. vs.
A. R. Squires, suit on account. Mildred Moore
vs. Victor Moore, divorce. Harvey J. Martin vs.
J. S. Godfrey, for commissions.