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NEW COUNCIL SEATED
Old Council Winds Up Business
of the Year
Mayor's Appointments Made
The town council of Newport met for
its last regular session Tuesday evening
before turning over the affairs of the
town to the recently elected officials.
All members of the council were present
and Mayor Vawter presided.
Reports of the city treasurer and
,-lerk for the year 1907 were read and
reports were made by the street coin
The telephone ordinance which* has
been hanging fire before the council
since last August was taken up for its
third reading and placed upon its pass
age. It was adopted section by section
until section 11 was reached. It being
desired to make a change in the pro
posed ordinance to cover certain privil
eges desired by the town Attorney
Sherlock was asked to draw, up a proper
amendment thereto. A discussion arose
as to the wisdom of passing the ordi
nance without further discussion and
and Councilman Eckerson and Attorney
Sherlock spoke in favor of further con
sideration. Asa result of the discus
sion Councilmen Eckerson and Bennett
voted for postponement and Caldwell
and Rowell for going ahead without
further delay which they feared would
imperil the chances of the town's get
ting a much desired service. As the re
suit of the tie, which there was no lega
method known for deciding, the matte:
is left hanging in the air for the nev
council to grapple with. It is only far
to the council to explain that all the de
lay in the matter is not chargeable t<
the council but it should be given ai.
early consideration, as there has beei
ample time to inquire into it and i
further delay is not fair to the partie.
asking the tranchise.
The newly elected town officers beinj
present they were sworn in by Cit}
Clerk Prianlx as follows;
Mayor, Ed. S. Appel.
Treasurer, Fijed Phillips.
Councilmen, George Hynes, Charles
es Stadelman and F. D. Bennett.
There being no further business the
old council adjourned sine die at 10:3<
The new council convened at 10:3f
with Mayor Appel in the chair and
all members present.
Northern T " e ™* Siore
Mercantile Co., Ltd -
Third Week of January Sale
Big Remnant Sale
Over 500 remnants in Dress Goods, Calicos,
Ginghams, Waistings, Muslins, Outings
and Flannelettes, from 1 to 10 yards in a
All our Outing and Flannelettes still
on sale at 9c
All Calicos goat. 6p
All Apron Ginghams 7c
All 12£ c Muslin go at 10c
Ladies' Underwear Department
$1.25 non-shrinkable wool underwear, in
white and silver, to close at per garment
$6.50 Seattle Woolen Mills blankets go at • •• • $5.20
$6.00 Seattle Woolen Mills Blankets, go at $4.80
$5.50 Seattle Woolen Mills Blankets, go at • $4-40
$5.00 Seattle Woolen Mills Blankets, go at. $4.00
$1.75 Cotton Blankets go at S*S
$1.50 Cotton Blankets go at. 1."
$1.25 Cotton Blankets go at
Northern Mercantile <&m Ltd.
The Newport Miner
The newly installed mayor read a list
of his appointments, all of which were
confirmed by the council and are as
City Clerk—W. A. Priaulx.
Police Judge—Jas. M. McDonald.
Health Officer—Dr. J. T. Phillips.
Marshal—Chas. S. Freeman.
Night Watch—W. S. Straight.
While the matter of the confirmation
of Mr. Freeman as marshal was under
consideration a petition was presented
to the mayor and council requesting the
re-appointment of E. Jenne as marshal.
A. W. McMorran spoke in behalf of Mr.
Jenne's candidacy, speaking of his
efficiency and faithful service. Council
man Eckerson was opposed to the re
ception of the petition and Councilman
Hynes objected to considering it at all.
The petition was signed by 154 residents
and business men of the city.
Mayor Appel announced that for special
reasons and with the belief that Mr.
Freeman would make an efficient officer
he would continue to present his name
for confirmation. The council confirmed
the appointment by a vote of 4 to 1,
Caldwell voting against.
' Mayor Appel announced the following
committees for the ensuing year:
Judiciary—Bennett, Caldwell, Stadel
Finance—Eckerson, Caldwell, Hynes.
Street—Caldwell, Hynes, Stadelman.
Health and Police—Stadelman, Hynes,
Mayor Appel requested leave of
absence for forty days which was
granted by the council, after which the
new boat win oe lurnishea later by the
"Jfeiaoport, Cohere rail and ritfer meet."
Blanket and Comfort Department
Agents for "ButtericK. Vattern*
NEWPORT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1908.
THE CITY'S FINANCES
A Record of the Receipts and
Disbursements for the Year
City in Good Shape Financially
From the records of the city clerk of
Newport for the year 1907 the following
figures are taken to show where the
city's money comes from and where it
Total receipts were as follows:
Balance on hand Jan. 1,1907 64.49
Canceled warrant 5.56
Received from county treasurer, taxes.. 775.63
Saloon licenses $3000.00
General licenses 186.00
Police Court fines 363.55
Dog licenses. 46.00
Refund atty. fee from I. & W. N. R. R... 100.00
Assessment District No. 4 fund .. 1251.31
Total expenditures were as follows:
Books and Incidentals 84.52
Light, Heat and Rent 632.70
Prisoner and Jail Expense 164.20
Pauper and Health 22.00
Fire and Water „ 273.00
Legal Expense 225.05
Labor and Street Work 267.35
Assessment District No. 4 1480.00
State Percentage on Saloon Licenses... 360.60
Treasurer's Commission 115.51
For Buildings 316.57
Carter Water Lease '.. 1600.00
There is due the city from Assessment
District No. 4 the sum of $228.69 and
the city »wea on same $160.
There are outstanding warrants
against the city to the amount of $1915.12
including the Carter water lease war
rants for $1600 which are in litigation,
the city having been enjoined from pay
The treasurer's report shows cash
on hand in all funds amounting to
The Steamer Newport, of the Pend
d'Oreille Hiver Navigation Company,
had a close call to total destruction by
fire while lying at the Newport docks
Monday morning shortly after arriving
from the trip to Cusick. The fire was
caused by a defective steam pipe cover
ing The crew responded quickly to the
fire whistle and confined the damage to
two state rooms. Several of the em
ployees suffered the loss of clothes and
personal effects. The steamer wa9 not
put out of commission by the fire and
left on time for the regular down river
Just a few in odds and ends. Comes in
Vests and Pants, cotton fleece. While they
last per garment 33c
Ladies, Misses and Children's
About 2CKK pairs of Ladies and Misses
Shoes. Not over two pair alike. All
worth from $2.50 to $4.00. Your choice
95c and $1.45
Big Shirt Sale
About 150 Men's Dress Shirts, worth as
high as $1.50, all thrown out on our first
table, with a big sign on them. Your
Fire on Steamer Newport
In 1900, at the time the la9t National Census was taken, Newport did not receive recognition in the census report*.
In 1908 it has an estimated population of 1600.
It is located at the head of navigation on the Pend d'Oreille river. The Pend d'Oreille valley with its thousands of
acres of fertile lands and millions of feet of timber in virgin forests are all tributary to Newport. All traffic in and out of
this great valley must go through Newport.
The Metaline Mining Camp, at the foot of navigation on the Pend d'Oreille river, will have a great boom during 1908.
One concentrator is about ready to begin operations in handling the silver lead ore of this famous district. Another 200
ton concentrator will be erected during the spring. Newport is the gateway to this famous mining camp.
Newport is located on the main line of the Great Northern Railway 46 miles from Spokane. It has also the Idaho &
Washington Northern Railway which gives it connection with the Spokane International and Canadian Pacific and with
the Northern Pacific, practically giving the town the advantages of three transcontinental lines of railroad.
Two steamboat lines are operated on the Pend d'Oreille river. The Pend d'Oreille River Navigation Company is
building a fine new steamer to cost $35,000 which will be put in the passenger and freight service the coming season and
will also be used for an excursion boat. A third steamboat line is projected to carry ore from the Metaline camp to the
railroads at Newport. >
The Idaho & Washington Northern Railroad is surveying for a railroad down the valley which will likely be con
structed during 1908 and will do much to develop the country tributary to Newport.
The climate in this section is mild and agreeable, the soil is well adapted for fruit and vegetable growing and for the
raising of hay and small giain. Agriculture and horticulture are taking the place of the lumber industry as fast as the
lands can be cleared.
Gilbert Mercantile Co.
MAP OF NEWPORT TERRITORY
NEWPORT, STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON
McCALL PATTE-RJVSr CA'R'RIE'D Iff STOCK.
"THE STORE OF QUALITY."
prices on all Ladies
Misses and Child
ren's skirts, suits,
yarn, Ladies r kid
slippers, cotyton bats
Ten per cent, coupons given
with each cash purchase from
50 cents up redeemable
in goods on special dis'
play in our store.
Examiner, Colville, Wn
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