CLbe IRewport Winer
OFFICIAL PAPER OF STEVENS COUNTY
A weekly journal devoted to tae interests oi
Newport and tne Calispel valley in particular
and the remainder of the earth in general. A
progressive paper for progressive people in a
FRED L. WOLF, Editor and Publisher
Kntered in the postoffice at Newport, Wash,
ugton as second class mail matter,
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Editor Newport Miner—Allow me to
congratulate you on the fact that the
agitation of the matter of the Calispel
road in your paper has borne fruit, in
that the powers that be have eased a
short grade on the Bobier hill of the old
road, taking out a 22 per cent grade and
giving a 12 per cent in its place.
The balance of the road is a sea of
mud in most places, which is all unnec
essary, for by expending a little time it
would be comparatively easy to turn
pike the road so that water would fall
into the gutters &t each side, instead of
settling into the wheel tracks, there to
be churned up by every passing vehicle
till the mud is a foot or more deep.
I was pleased to learn that Mr. Tiger
had made a trip from his namesake
town to Newport over the road, which
shows that such a trip is possible. It is
pleasant to learn that they have any
kind of a road. But the next thing in
line is to get a good road.
No one thing helps the prosperity of a
town more than a series of good means
of transportation to all parts of the
country with which it is interdependent.
Newport has two railroads leading to
points east, west and south. She should
have two more connecting with the lower
river valley and Colville. And there
should be a series of wagon roads not
less than 20 feet wide and on a maxi
mum grade leading in all directions
from the town. There ought to be ac
commodations for farmers' teams aside
from the high-priced livery barns, and
there should be rest rooms for farmers'
wives at all stores.
The Commercial Club could not do
better than to make the farmers of the
Calispel country feel that the farmers'
interests were considered at all times in
Newport. Tt is essential that the offi
cials of railroads and other corporate
interests should be dined, but the
farmer whom you expect to trade_,at
your Btore should be considered as well.
J. R. Patterson.
Refund Offered to Lumbermen.
To share the lumber traffic with
the railroads which, on account of
having been enjoined by the fed
eral courts of Washington and Ore
gon from raising the rates accord
ing to the tariff put into effect
Nov. 1, four of the roads operating
in the Inland Empire that have
not been enjoined have decided to
refund the excess rate if the new
rates are not sustained by the
interstate commerce commission.
All lumber shippers of Eastern
Washington will within a day or
two receive a circular letter signed,
as representatives of their roads,
by George H. Martin, general
freight agent of the Spokane Inter
national; J. H. Lothrop, general
freight agent of the Spokane & In
land and Coeur d'Alene & Spokane,
and R. F. Blackwell, vice-president
and general manager of the Idaho
& Washington Northern, which
proposes as follows:
' Referring to the proceedings now
pending before the interstate com
merce commission between the
lumber shippers and the railroads,
in which proceedings the reason
ableness of the present tariff rates
on eastbound lumber shipments is
involved, we desire to say that our
lines are not parties to the suit in
which the injunction was issued;
consequently to comply with the
law we are compelled to use the
new tariffs effective Nov. 1, 1907.
If, however, the interstate com
merce|commission decides that the
new rates or any part of them are
unreasonable, and shall direct or
authorize such unreasonable excess
to be refunded, we will comply
with such order."
The purpose of this proposal, as
explained by the officials of the four
local lines, is to place them as
nearly as possible on an equal foot
ing with the Hill and Harriman
lines, Burlington route, Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul and eastern
connecting lines included in the
Would't a year's subscription to The
Miner be a nice Christmas remembrance
to send to your folks at the old home.
Great Northern Train Held Up.
The Great Northern passenger
train westbound was held up Mon
day evening about a mile and a
half west of town. County Assessor
Luce and C. L. Ford, of Albeni
Falls, were passengers on the train.
When the train got here Mr. Ford
was for getting off, but Mr. Luce
told him not to worry, that he knew
when they got toSandpoint. About
a mile and a half out Ford satisfied
Luce that they had passed their
station and they "held up" the
train and got off in the mud. By
the time they reached the depot the
bus had gone and they continued
their pedestrian trip to the city —
The Great Northern Railway has
placed orders with the General
Electric Company for four 100-ton
electric locomotives for handling its
trains through the Cascade tunnel.
Each locomotive will be capable of
hauling heavy trains at a speed of
fifteen miles an hour on a 2 per
The Newport Miner appeared
in bright form last week and gave
a write-up of the'rich country trib
utary to the upper river metropolis.
During the year there were 33,-
000,000 feet of lumber manufac
tured and dressed at Newport
yards, with a value of $450,000, and
85,000 cedar poles floated from
down river points to a value of
$300,000. Most of this money re
mained in that vicinity in payment
of wages and stumpage, and $800,-
000 worth of timber remains in the
Newport yards awaiting shipment.
—Colville Examiner. -
A deal was consummated by the
Bonner county commissioners last
week which will meet with the
approbation of all her citizens.
The four-acre tract of land, on
which stands the fine new two-story
brick structure, and all the other
buildings and improvements, near
the Great Northern station, has
been purchased for a county poor
farm from Mr. Hunt. An addi
tional tract of land of twenty acres
adjoining this has been purchased,
making a fine home for the coun
ty's poor. This land has a fine
lake and other water, sufficient in
volume to irrigate the tract. Elec
tric lighting wires are already on
the place, and the purchase price
of this was secured at a very low
figure, only $4,200, about what the
improvements would cost, getting
the land practically free. —Sand-
H. W. Sparks, of Kettle Falls,
deputy state fruit inspector for
Stevens county, was a county seat
business visitor Tuesday, He re
ports an inspection of 36,000 trees
last month, of which he condemned
700 and disinfected 25,000. Mr.
Sparks has spent many years in
the fruit business in Stevens county
and is enthusiastic over prospects
of growth in the local fruit' indus
try. The main trouble encountered
is the lack of knowledge as to what
varieties are best for certain soils.
Altitudes will not successfully grow
long-season fruit such as Ben Davis
and Newtown Pippins. The mat
ter of slope has not been conclu
sively proved in Stevens county,
although a strong sentiment favors
west r and north slopes. % Cherries
on a north slope are a success and
this industry is receiving a great
deal of profitable attention. From
$200 to $500 an acre can be realized
from canning cherries and many
trees are being set. Stevens county
nursery stock is given the prefer
ence by many old time fruit grow
ers. Outside stock is carefully
watched, and to Mr. Sparks is due
the credit of keeping considerable
poor stock from being planted. The
size of the county will not allow as
thorough an inspection of all im
portations as he desires, but the
information which he is able to
give to the many newcomers desir
ous of entering the fruit business
will be of incalculable benefit to
this great industry to which the
county's soil gives such great op
When winds shriek high in fiendish glee,
And enters winter with his key;
t!v l°T eU ' from dißeaße *
lake Holhster's Rocky Mountain Tea.
At Adam's Pharmacy.
Mandy Heinegabubler, my wife, has
left my bed and board and is stopping
at the MISSOURI CHOP HOUSE lo
cated in Old Town, Newport, where she
says she gets a good bed for 25c and a
good square meal for the same amount.
She says emphatically that she will not
leave the MISSOURI CHOP HOUSE
for no man's bed and board, conse
quently I will not be responsible for any
debts she may incur.
SPECIAL AGAIN—I do not care so
much about Mandy leaving mv board,
but Ido hate like h—l to sleep alone
these cool nights.
Near Blueside, Wash., Nov. 28. 28-4
Good Medicine for Children.
The season for coughs and colds is now
at hand and too much care cannot be
used to protect the children. A child is
much more likely to contract diphtheria
or scarlet fever when he has a cold.
The quicker you cure his cold the less
risk. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
the sole reliance of many mothers and
few of those who have tried it are will
ing to use any other. Mrs. F. F.
Starcher, of Ripley, W. Va , says' "I
have never used anything other than
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for my
child]en and it has always given good
satisfaction," This remedy contains no
opium or other narcotic, and may be
given as confidently to a child as to an
adult. For sale by Tiss & McMorran.
FOUND—A gold locket with mono
gram engraved on it. Owner can get it
at this office.
This is the season of decay and weak
ened vitality; good health ia hard to
retain. If you'd retain yours fortify
your system with Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea, the surest way. 35c, Tea
or Tablets. Adam's Pharmacy. .
We expect to move
into our new building on Janu
ary first, and as we do not
want to move all our stock we
will give a discount of 5 per
cent on all cash purchases
made between now and that
NEWPORT WASH. LAND CO.
Real Estate, Loans
We have a choice list of improved arid unimproved town
property. Seyeral fine ranches. Cordwood land and timber
tracts for sale. Our prices are right and our large clientele is
the best recommendation of fair and honest treatment. See us
if you wish to. buy or sell in Newport or the Calispel valley.
The demand for gbod town property and ranches is steadily in
creasing. Dozens of inquiries are being received frouf various
parts of Washington and the Eastern States. The immigration
here next year will be larger than any former year.
Buy now at bargain prices and get the benefit of advanced
prices in the spring. Write or call for particulars of any prop
erty you wish to buy. We will arrange terms and prices to suit.
NEWPORT, WASH. LAND CO.
M. FOX & CO.
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The oldest Optical firm in Wash
ington. Dr. Vinton, Secretary of
this company, will visit Newport
the 3d Saturday of each month.
Have ysur eye troubles looked after by a
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REMEMBER THE DATE
Reid Hardware Co.
607 Sprague Ave.
Pend d' Oreille River
EFFECTIVE OCT. 28. 1907
Str. Newport leaves for lone and In
termediate points on Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays at 11 a. in. Returning
leaves lone Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays at 5 a. m.
Str. Newport leaves for Cusick on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at
3p. m. On Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridajs at 11 a. m. Returning leaves
Cusick on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 6:30 a. m. On Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a. m.
PEND D ' OREILLE RIVER
W. H. IRVING. GENERAL MANAGER.
Q. R. WEEKS
HOUSE SION AND CARRIAGE
paper hanging and decorating
Newport, - - Washington
Dr. C. W. HUNT
FERN WELL BLOCK
Spokane, - Wash.
"One Piece or a Carload"
Herbert J. Anderson
MOSER-TERRY LUMBER CO.
Estimates Cheerfully Given
J. T. PHILIPS, M. D. _
Physician and Surgeon
OFFICE HOURS 11 TO If, * TO A; T TO 8. SUN. 10 TO IB
W. F. MILLARD:
Plumber and Tinner
I NEWPORT, WASH.
DR. G. B. MANN
DR. H. F. HUGHES
Office Hours 9a.m, to 12p. m.
1:30 p. m. to 5-p. m.
Newport, - Wash.
- A ;.
North room in Holmes' Block, wiih
Rogers & Talmadge.
We Have it
Wholesale and Retail
C. B. BOUDWIN
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Office Honrs: II to 12 a. m., 1 to 4
and 7 to 8 p. m.
ATTORNEY AT I, A W
omen; IN first state BANK BLDO I
Just received Fall and Winter
line of goods. Also line of sam
ples of high quality. Work done
at home and satisfaction guaran
ANO MINER '
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE
SIDNEY W. ROGERS
COUNSELLOR AT LAW
M. EBERT, Prop.
Fresh Bread, Pies and cakes
bated every day. Orders
filled promptly. A fine
line of candies, cigars
THE EAGLE BAR
OLYfIPIA BEER sc
Imported and Domestic
(Wines, Liquors and
A. L. RIES, Prop.
- List your property with
us at once. We have buy
ers for all kinds in this
locality at reas on ab 1 e
Carl R. Schotte
First State Bank Building.
Newport, • - Wash.
CITY DRAY LINE
H. SADDLER, Prop.
Transfer business prompt
ly attended to. Contracts
taken for any and all kind?
of work in the draying line
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