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The Newport Miner
Official Paper
Stevens County
Railroad News of the Week
Idaho & Washington Northern
Uses Western Company
Exptees service over the Idaho &
Washington Northern Railroad was in
augurated Monday, Jan. 6, arrange
ments having been completed with the
Western Express Company. The ser
vice was started under the supervision
of F. H. Smith, route agent of the West
ern Company, with headquarters at
Nelson, B. C. Mr. Smith was a Newport
visitor Tuesday, arranging with Agent
Gibbs for the work at this station.
Offices have been opened at Newport,
Kathdrum and Spirit Lake, and as busi
ness develops the other stations along
the line will be given service. The sta
tion agents of the railroad company will
conduct the business for the express
company, and are now prepared to
handle all kinds of business along that
line, including tho issuing of money or
The Western Express Company oper
ates over the lines of the Spokane Inter
tional, the Canadian Pacific and the Soo
Line. It does an extensive business,
and its introduction here gives Newport
and the other towns along the line the
benefit of a competing transcontinental
The two big freight engines for the I.
VV N. arrived last week, and having
been duly tried out, have been accepted
Northern The *''* store
Mercantile Co., Ltd..
January Glearance Sale
Read the list of bargains that are offered on the last
page of today s Miner. Special prices on dry goods, cloaks,
shirts, underwear, outing flannel, fleece lined goods, and
kets. In the shoe department you will find shoes for men, women
and children on sale for $1.95, "$1.45 and 95 cents. In the
Men's Furnishing department we are selling at especially low
prices men s underwear and sweaters. 200 men s dress
shirts to sell for 45 cents; come and see them.
Special Prices Prevailing in our Grocery Dept
The prices the lowest that wefe ever quoted in the his*-
tory of Newport Buy here and save money.
Just received a another car of canned goods,, this is the
reason we can make you the lowest price. Just think I To*
matoes, corn, etc. for 10 cents per can, and everything
else in the canned goods line reduced accordingly
Saturday we will again sell canvas gloves at 5 cents per
pair, only 5 pair to each customer.
Courtesy Seattle Poat Intelligencer. Photo by J F. Anrlerso.7
by the company and nut to work. They
have eight drive wheels and are hand
some, powerful machines, representing
the very latest in locomotive construc
tion. Their weight is 119 tons: with the
tender 200 tons; and they are capable of
handling immense loads.
Work on the construction of the rail
road yards at Spirit Lake continues, a
large force of men being kept at work
there. The steam shovel is still work
ing at the east end of the Newport
trestle and is making a big cut along the
right of way.
The new coaches were started out o
Pullman, 111., and should reach here the
first of next week. The coaches are said
to be the finest ever turned out of the
Pullman shops and cost $17,000 each.
Four new freight cabooses are also on
the way. With the arrival of the new
equipment there will be three trains a
day to Spokane, the trains running
through without change.
C. A. Hunt, a Great Northern engi
neer, with a force of men, is in the city
engagea in surveying for a transfer track
connecting with the Idaho & Washing
ton Northern Railroad. Mr. Hunt re
cently made a f?urvey for a 500-foot ex
tension of the Great Northern mill spur.
Traffic officials of the Great Northern
are now working with the Idaho &
Washington Northern officials on the
compilation of a tariff which will give
joint rates on all kinds of freight from
all points on one road to all points on
the other and vice versa. The exact
date at which the tariff will go into
effect has not vet been announced, but
it will likely be within a few weeks.
"Sfetvport. tubere rail and rit)er meet."
Agents for "ButtericK. Patterns

At the Bargain Square
There has been considerable rivalry be
tween the roads to get joint rates with
the new road, the traffic value of its
territory being great. Heretofore the
Canadian Pacific, through the Spokane
International, has been the only road to
enjoy a pint tariff with the Blackwell
The new railroad is giving Newport
some mighty fast freight service from
the east over its connecting lines, the
Canadian Pacific and Spokane Interna
tional. D. Caldwell & Co. this week re
ceived a shipment from St. Paul that
had been only six days on the road.
This is mighty near an exDress service.
Roadma9ter J. M. Sachs, ot the Great
Northern, was in Newport Monday,
looking after the arrangements for the
work of making the big fill on the trestre
between here and Albeni Falls. The
steam shovels are expected to arrive in
a few days. It is estimated that there
is nearly a year and a half of work to be
done in making the fill. The trestle is
at some points nearly 70 feet high and a
twenty-foot road bed will require as
high as 180 feet of base.
The Spokane International discontin
ued its through passenger train service
to St. Paul last Saturday, the Soo-Spo
kane trains making their last trip on
that date. It is reported from the Spo
kane offices of the railroad that this
through service will be reinstated again
with the opening up of traffic in the
spring, hut for the present the passenger
service over the new line will be handled
by means of the .local trains between
Spokane and Eastport. There has been
no change in the running time of these
local trains.
Will Be in Operation by May 15
Navigation Company Makes Public
Its Plans for New Steamer
Official announcement is made that
the Pend d'Oreille River Navigation Co.
will have a new steamer for use on the
Pend d'Oreille river the coming season.
Reports have been in circulation for
some time that such was the intention
of the company, but the following infor
mation regarding the plans of the com
pany is authentic and comes from an
official source:
Construction work on the boat has
been begun by the Willamette Iron &
Steel Works, of Portland, Oregon. The
boat will be built in Portland, even to
the piiot house, all doors and windows
being lilted and everything but decks
and siding will be put on there. She
will then be taken down and shipped" to
Newport to be put together again and
machinery installed. Six to eight weeks'
work will complete the boat ready for
service after her arrival in Newport.
In size the new boat will be similar to
the Spokane, being 130 feet long by 26
feet wide, but in appearance it will be
entirely different, being modeled after
the boats in use on the Columbia and
Willamette. It will take about six
freight cars to transport the boat in
knocked-down condition from Portland
to Newport and when completed she will
cost about $35,000. She will be fitted
Gilbert Mercantile Co.
with electric lights and every modern
convenience for the comfort and pleasure
of her passengers.
The new boat will be placed in the
passenger and freight service, and will
be so powerful and speedy that a round
trip will be made each day from New
port to Box Canyon and return. It is
the intention of the company to use the
boat for excursion purposes during the
summer. Trains will be run from Spo
kane over the Idaho & Washington
Northern Raili3ad, connecting at New
port with steamer, and the excursionists
will be taken to Box Canyon and giv,en
an hour's time to view the beauties of
the canyon. The exceedingly fast time
that is possible over the new rail
read will make these strictly daylight
trips, returning the excursionists to
Spokane,- before dark.
The navigation company is making
every effort to give the people of the
lower river the best possible service and
to assist in the development of that sec
tion. The new boat will be a great ac
commodation to both residents and
tourists, and the excursions will be of
inestimable value in bringing to the
public notice the natural resources of
this section. The river trip is bound to
become popular, and Newport and the
lower river country are sure to reap
incalculable benefit from the service to
be given by the new_boat. It is ex
pected to have the boat in operation by
the middle of May.
Newport doubled in size and commer
cial importance during 1907. Let's set
a bigger mark than that to be reached
during 1909.
prices on all Ladies
Misses and Child"
ren's skirts, suits,
coats furnishings,
yarn, Ladies' kid
gloves, Children's
slippers, cotton bats
Ten per cent, coupons given
with each cash purchase from
50 cents up redeemable
in goods on special dis
play in our store.
The Fidelity's Boom.
The Newport brought the Fidelity's
pile driver up from Ousick on Saturday
and took it to the falls. A gang of men
started work on Monday constructing
the new booms of the company across
the river from the city.
The new booms will begin at Albeni
Falls and end at the Motoi place, oppo
site the docks of the Fend d'Oreille
River Navigation Co. It is under
stood that the new sawmill of the
company will be located on the land re
cently purchased of Rev. Motor. The
booms will have a capacity for over
M-:,000.000 feet of logs, sufficient for a
year's run for a large mill. The piling
will be driven in some places ever 200
feet from the present low water mark in
the river. The construction of the
booms will require over 2000 pieces of
piling. The material is partly on the
ground and the balance is in Trie&t
River and will be driven here as soon as
The company has a river frontage of
more than one and one-half miles along
the river from Albeni Falls to the ferry
line opposite old town. Engineer James
Fleming has been at work for some time
securing soundings and making plats of
the property of the company.
A Newport LimcricK.
A gay young man from the Pend d'Oreille
Said to his sweetheart one summer's
"Let ua elope; from the old folks slope,
For that i 9 our last, our only hope."
But the maiden said, "Neille! Neille?"
Official Papery
of 4"
Stevens O^ty

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