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The Newport Miner
Official Paper
Stevens County
Passenger and Freight Service Inaugurated
Monday, November 25th.
Monday, November 25th, was a not
able date in the history of Newport. On
that day the Idaho & Washington North
ern Railroad ran its first passenger train
into this city, and also inaugurated daily
freight service in and out of this station.
The first train arrived promptly on time
at 9:20 a. m., and brought to,this city
a number of passengers and also R. F.
Black well, vice-president and general
manager of the road and a number of
quests. Among the latter were: Waldo
< I. Paine, general passenger agent of the
Inland Empire electric system; J. 11.
Lothrop, general freight agent of the
Inland Empire; Arthur D. Jones, a
prominent real estate man of Spokane,
nil Dr. G. T. Doolittle, of Spokane, who
will be chief surgeon for the I. & W. N.
The train was met at the depot by a
large number of Newport citizens and a
delegation from the Commercial Club,
which was on hand to extend a welcome
to our city to Mr. Blackwell and his
guests. The visitors were taken about
the city and shown the numerous points
ol interest and industry. An informal
luncheon was tendered the partv by the
Commercial Club at the Antler Hotel,
at which an opportunity was afforded for
getting acquainted and in touch with
the business men ot Newport. The
party left for Spirit Lake on the regular
11 o'clock freight, which also made its
first trip out of Newport on that day.
There are six stations on the main
line of the new railroad between New
port and Grand Junction, the distances
from Newport being as follows: Penrith,
4 miles; Tweedie, 8.94 miles; Blanchard,
14.6] miles; Coleman, 18.45 miles; Spirit
Lake, '22.16 miles; Fish Lake, 33.14
miles; Rathdrum, 36.27 miles; Grand
Junction on the Spokane International
Railway, 42.99 miles. Grand Junction
is 20 miles from Spokane.
The new daily freight service to and
from Spokane is one that could scarcely
Northern — Slore
Mercantile Co., Ltd >
Now is the time to buy your winter wraps. We want to close our
entire stock of Ladies', Misses' and Children's cloaks and skirts be
for January 1, 1908, and in order to do so, we have cut them tre
Ladies' black all wool broadcloth coats,
5o inches long.
Our $18.00 coats this week for $t 3.48
Our $15.00 coats this week for 11.25
Our $12.50 coats this week for 8.98
Our $10.00 coats this week for 7.48
Our 8.50 coats this week for 6.48
Goods Musi Be Seen to be Appreciated^
20 Per Cent Discount on all Comforts and Blankets
be improved and is equal to an express
service. All shipments for points along
the line delivered at the Spokane Inter
national's freight depot by 5 o'clock p.
in. will leave Spokane at 11 p. m. and
local freight will arrive at Newport at
8:45 a. in. A freight train leaves
Newport at 11 a. in,, which will
gives as prompt service out of
here. Our merchants and shippers are
quickly realizing the possibilities of
quick service thus afforded, and the new
road is assured of a large business out of
Mr. Blackwell and his associates have
built this road without asking a particle
of aid from any of the towns along the
the road. They have been liberal in
their treatment of property owners along
its route and have made prompt settle
ments with all whenever possible. The
coming of the new road is the greatest
thing that has happened in the history
of this city, and in affording a compet
ing line of transportation insures our
city better service and an opportunity
to grow. The building of the down river
line will greatly aid the building up of
that vast territory, and will without
question greatly increase the business
importance and wealth of our city.
Notwithstanding the many difficulties
which have attended the building of the
Idaho & Washington Northern into our
city, the new railroad seems to have
none but the best of feelings for New
port. and all its advertising matter does
full justice to its business interests, and
evidences a desire to build up and make
Newport one of the coming cities of the
northwest. The town should rally to
the support of the new road and co
operate with it in the work of develop
ing this section.
The new road is bringing its passenger
and freight trains in on time to the
minute. It is picking up a nice passen
ger business and freight traffic is also
"flebuport. buhere rail and rii)er meet."
Agents for 'ButtericK. Patterns
Our regular $13.50 skirts now on sale at . , $9.15
Our regular $10.00 skirts now on sale at $7.48
Our regular $9.00 skirts now on sale at.... $6.98
Our regular $7.50 skirts now on sale at $5.48
Our regular $6 00 skirts now on sale at, . , $4.48
Our regular $5.00 skirts now on sale at $3.78
Our regular $4.00 skirts now on sale at... . $2.98
About 24 skirts worth upas high as $6.00 while they last $1.98
coming their way. The company has
orders in for six coaches, and it is said
that they will be the finest coaches ever
turned out of the Pullman shops, electric
lighted, steam heated and luxurious
throughout. All the engines are equip
ped with electric headlights and are
powerful ten-wheelers of the Baldwin
make, the passenger engines being par
ticularly adapted for speed, and it is
expected that its passenger trains will
soon equal the Great Northern's time
into Spokane. The fare to Spokane is
the same as over the Great Northern,
although the latter has a shorter route.
Beginning Monday morning an Idaho
& Washington Northern coach is at
tached to the Spokane International
local train leaving the O. R. & N. depot
at 7 a. m.
At Grand Junction, Idaho, the Spo
kane International train makes connec
tion with the regular passenger train of
the Idaho & Washington Northern at
7:50 a.m. The coach from Spokane is
detached from the Spokane Interna
tional train and becomes part of the
makeup of the Idaho & Washington
Northern train, which consists of two
passenger coaches and a baggage car.
This train leaves Grand Junction at 7:55
and proceeds to Newport, where it ar
rives at 9:20 a. m.
Returning the train leaves Newport at
5:15 p.m.and arrivesat Grand Junction
at 6:40 p. m., making connection with
Spokane International passenger train
No. 1, to which the Spokane coach is
attached. This train arrives in Spokane
at 7:45 p.m. After transferring the
coach to the Spokane International train
the Idaho & Washington Northern train
returns to Spirit Lake, where it lies over
night. Southbound it leaves Spirit Lake
at 6:45 a. m. and arrives at Grand Junc
tion at 7 ;50 to take on the Spokane
coach for the daily run to Newport.
Connecting with the Spokane Inter
national freight train, which leaves Spo
kane at 11 p. m., an Idaho & Washing
ton Northern picks up at Grand Junc
tion the freight for points on the new
The road starts operation with its own
brand new Baldwin locomotives and
coach and baggage car equipment be
longing to the Spokane International.
The Pullman company is building
coaches and baggage cars for.i,be line
and this new equipment will be deliv
ered on the line in about 30 days.
With ihe completion of a connection
which will be made with the Coeur d'
Alene & Spokane at Maguire points on
the Idaho & Washington Northern will
have a double train service to and from
Misses, Children's Coats
Still have a good assortment of child
ren's and misses coats which .must be
closed out.
Our regular $7.50 coats, now $5.48
Our ragular $6.00 coats, now. ... 4.48
Our regular $5.00 coats, now 3.48
Our regular $4.00 coats, n0w.... 2.98
Our regular $3.00 coats, n0w.... 2.25
Our regular $'2.50 coats, now 1.85
Has Her Right Heel Blown Off
Mrs. A. W. Westfall Badly Hurt-
Accidental Discharge of Gun
Last Sunday morning Mrs. A. W.
Westfall met with a very serious acci
dent. It seems that Mr. We9tfall saw a
coyote on his ranch, which is about nine
•miles down the river from Newport, and
thinking he might get a shot at him
followed the animal with a 12-gauge
hammerless shotgun, but lost track of
him. Mrs. Westfall, who was with her
husband at the time, volunteered to
take the gun back to their dwelling, and
in doing so the gun was accidentally
discharged, blowing the heel off her
right foot. Her husband, hearing the
report of the gun, hurried to her assist
ance and removed her to the house.
Neighbors were hastily summoned and
the patient made as comfortable as pos
sible. Preparations were made and the
injured woman was brought to Newport,
where Drs. Phillips and Boudwin dressed
the wound, after which the patient was
taken to St. Luke's hospital in Spokane.
Mrs. Westfall is the daughter of Mrs.
F. E. Braddock, of this city, and has re
sided with her husband on their ranch
for the past two years.
An operation was performed early
Mondav morning and the foot removed
at the ankle, it having been found that
it was so badly injured and full of shot
that it would be impossible to save it.
Mrs. Westfall rallied nicely from the
shock. Later reports are to the effect
that she is getting along very well and
is out of danger.
Financial Conditions Improving.
Financial conditions seem to be im
proving right along. In the east Chi
cago and New York are about ready to
resume cash payments, which will soon
permit of western banks doing the same.
The First National Bank has been dis
pensing some cash all the time on their
own checks, and with continued receipts
of shipments of currency has been able
to accommodate its patrons almost the
same as usual. They expect to be able
io resume the former business basis in
the near future. Their deposits are
greater at present than before the flurry
Nels Hansen, of Tiger, was among
lower river visitors in this city Wednes
Gilbert Mercantile Co.
We are headquarters for the celebrated Malone all wool pants, Dacotah
brand and Seattle "Woolen Mills mackinaws. Stailey underwear for men $5
and $6 per suit, union suits $4.50, all guaranteed. In sweaters and knit goods we
have a foil line for the family in prices from 75c. to $6.00. Men's slickers, rain
coats and overcoats from $1.50 to $21 each. Boys and youths cravinett rain
coats and overcoats from $1.50 to $8.50 each.
Men's Box Calf dress shoes. 53.UU
Men's high top shoes $4.50
We are exclusive agents for Young Brothers celebrated Teas and Coffees.
To introduce them we will give 6 lbs 25c coffee for .-SI.OO
3 pounds 50c Spider Leg tea for j-J®
3 pounds 50c Gun Powder tea for ■
Baking powder, lib can 25c 31b can w»C
guaranteed to give satisfaction or you return the can and recei\e \our mcmey
back if goods are not correct. Walnuts, per pound ZOC
Quarter pound cans veal loaf, regular 15 cent can, now I UC
Quarter pound cans ham loaf, regular 15 cent can, now lOc
Quarter pound cans beef loaf, regular 15 cent can, now 10c
Quarter pound cans chicken loaf, regular 15 cent can, now lOc
Quarter pound cans potted ham, regular 8 cent can now 05c
Quarter pound cans deviled ham, regular 8 cent can now 05c
Beat 'Em All and Trilby Soap
Best laundry soap 6 bars for 25c 100 bars for $^00
Good laundry soap 8 bars for
50 pound sack flour for '' , 7
The expense of our grocery department, is light and we can sell cheap for cash
On Friday last the Idaho & Washing
ton Northern Railroad discharged 26
workmen on one of the extra gangs
working out of here, and the timekeeper
handed the men orders for the certifi
cates to be presented to the auditor of
the road, W. T. Hireen, at headquarters.
M. M. Sammons, as attorney for the
men, began civil proceedings against the
road for the collection of the money,
beginning proceedings in the name of
each individual, and in addition began
four criminal proceedings against the
railroad and its timekeeper, charging
them with having paid off discharged
men with non-negotiable or non-trans
ferable evidences of debt, contrary to the
laws of the state. The warrants were
secured from Judge D. R. Lusher, and
the case will be heard before the
judge Friday, Nov. 29. In the mean
time the men have spent the past week
at local hotels, living on the fat of the
land and their expected judgments
against the railroad, their board bills
having been guaranteed them.
Some of the claims are for as small a
sum as $1.50, and the railroad company
offered the men cash and authorized the
First National Bank to pay them, so as
to avoid trouble. But payment was re
fused on advice of counsel, and the case
will be fought out to the end, the com
pany claiming that the order issued the
men does not come within the meaning
of the law.
On Mondav Garret Linden, the time
keeper who issued the order for time
certificates, was arrested and taken be
fore Judge Lusher on the criminal
charge. He was released on $1500 bail,
furnished by C. F. Craig to appear on
Friday to answer to the charge. It
looks like another aotempt to make
trouble for a corporation which has been
liberal in its treatment of all who have
done business with it. In fact, so fre
quent have been these occurrences that
the head officials of the road never know
when it is safe to come to Newport, and
always have the fear of meeting a pro
cess server. For a road that has been
hailed as a good thing for Newport and
surrounding country they have certainly
had a large share of grief handed them,
and it is about time to ease up and enter
into a little co-operation for the common
A deal is on for the purchase of the
hull and machinery of the steamer Sar
etta, which was burned at her dock in
this harbor last summer. If the deal is
carried through the prospective pur
chasers will rebuild the boat and place
her in commission next summer.
Ladies' Heavy Skirts from $1.50 to $7.00
Just received another shipment of
Men's Suits From $15.00 to $22.00
New Railroad Sued.
Men's Goods
Bonner Covnty, Idaho, People Plan to
Lower Albeni Falls.
Both the Sandpoint papers of last
week featured a scheme to reclaim
thousands of acres of bottom lands sur
rounding Lake Pend d'Oreille, the river
of the same name and tributary streams
in Bonner county, Idaho, which is being
evolved by the owners of the land and
other parties interested in the welfare of
this district. As conditions exist at the
present time these bottom lands are
practically worthless except for meadow
lands, as the water in the lake and
streams is so high at planting time that,
if the farmers plant a crop, it is invari
ably ruined.
It is now proposed to regulate the rise
and fall of the water by deepening and
and broadening the channel of the Pend
d'Oreille river at Albeni Falls, about
two miles above Newport, and also by
constructing locks sufficient at all times
to regulate the water in thf! river so that
the water level in the lake can be held
at a common height.
The parties interested have banded
together and raised funds to make the
necessary surveys and profiles in order
to present the matter to tne state and
federal authorities in a proper manner
so as to interest them in securing finan
cial assistance, It is understood that
Senators Borah and Heyburn and Con
gressman French will push the matter
before the proper committees in con
gress. County Surveyor John Ashley
has been employed to make the neces
sary surveys.
Cunningham-Wimbcr Nuptials.
A pretty wedding occurred last Wed
nesday morning at Lamonia, Wash.,
when Miss Alice Cunningham was mar
ried to Mr. Roy Wimber, of Newport.
Rev. Mr. Daniels, of the Methodist
church at that place officiated. At the
conclusion of the ceremonies a reception
was tendered the happy couple by their
many friends, after which they left for
Newport, where they will make their
The bride is well known in her home
town, where she has a host of friends.
Mr. Wimber is manager of the grocery
department of the Northern Mercantile
Company in this city. The Miner joins
their many friends in wishing them a
long and happy life.
County Commissioner S. S. Beggs was
in town Monday on his way home from
a trip down the river on county busi
ness. He was accompanied by his srn.
Official Paper
Stevens County

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