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The Newport Mines
VOLUME X !L PASSES II HOUSE Vote 80 to 6—Emergency Clause Fails to Garry. On Senate Calendar Friday. After having been held in the Rules and Order Committee ot the House for a week the bill for creating tbe county of Pend Oretlle was placed on the calen dar for action on Friday last. When the bill was reached the the thitd read ing was dispensed with by unanimous consent and the bill placed on final passage. Before the roll call was taken Repre sentative Buchanan, of Spokane, and several of the King county members, ttsked the privilege of explaining the vote they were about to cast. They stated th».t the bill was meritorious and that the people of this section deserved relief from present conditions and that they had been in hopes of being able to vote favorably. However they could not vote tor the bill if it provided for the creation of a new representatine district. Other members of the King county delegation arose and said that they had opposed the bill on the same grounds but felt that the bill being meritorious their personal objections on the ground of representation should be waived and they would vote for the bill. Representative Spedden asked per mission to be excused from voting. He Htated that he was in the abstracting business doing business here and was a director in the Pend Oreille Title and Trust Compay, articles of incorporation of which were filed on Feb. 4th, and as there was some question as to his rignt to vote he was excused from doing so. On the roll call the vote was 80 to 6 in favor ot the bill, with ten absent and not voting. Four members of the King county delegation, one from Spokane and one from Kittias opposed the bill. On the roll call for the emergency clause only 45 votes were cast in favor of the emergency clause and it was therefore lost, a two-thirds vote being required to carry the emergency. The voting down of the emergency clause means that the bill does not become ef fective until 90 days after the governor signs it. FIRST NATIONAL BANK - CAPITAL $25,000 SURPLUS $2,500 BOARD OF DIRECTORS F. A. BLACKWELL, Rwr«. HtNRT TWEEOIC. Vice R««. CHARLES F. CRAIO, Cashier v J. B. TAHSET JACOB MARTIN A telegram received from Olympia this afternoon (Thursday) reads ad fol fows: Olympia, Wash., Feb. 11.—[Special to The Mineb[ —Bill transmitted to senate Wednesday morning and acted on bv committee Wednesday evening with rec ommendation for passage. Will be on calendar Friday or Monday. Reappor j tionment matter again an issue, but feel we can overcome difficultiea. F. L. Wolf. It is reasonable to presume that the bill will pass the senate unless very serious complications arise, and the house having given it the | splendid vote of Friday last i it would seem that the last objection • had been surmounted. The great cause of delay and opposition has been the clause making Pend Oreille a represen tative district and providing for one ad ditional representative in the House. The counties containing the large cities have opposed this clause, while the country or 4, cow counties" have insisted on the clause remaining and establish ing tbe precedent that each county should have one representative. Thus the county division bill became a matter of state wide principle and was fought out on that line Tift Signs Bill Washington, Feb, 15.—President Taft yesterday signed the bill designating San Francisco as the city in which will be held in 1915 the exposition signaliz ing the opening of the Panama canal. With a gold pen made of metal mined in California, and in the presence of the two United States senators and a num ber of the representatives from that state, tbe president attached his signa ture to tbe engrossed bill Mr. Taft presented the pen to one of the party, and it will be placed on exhibition at the exposition. Springdale Wants Commissioner In the event of the creation of Pend Oreille county from the eastern half of Stevens county, there will be a vacancy in the office of commissioner from the third district, Dr. G.W.Sutherland, the present incumbent, being a resident of Newport. Reports from Springdale are to the effect that there are already several aspirants to the office from that section. Is what your money will earn I you and should you want the |0 money at any time you can have it on demand, but if not left six months you loose the interest. 401 Same terms as above, except to I get interest must be left twelve months. NEWPORT, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,1911 NEWPORT POPULATION 1199 Does Not Include Several Addi tions Nor Idaho Side. Town's Total Is Nearer 2000. The Minsk received a telegram Sat urday from Director Durand of the United States Census Bureau, to the effect that the population of the incor porated town of Newport. Wash., was 1199 at the time of tbe taking of the census of last spring. This showing is fully as great as was expected as the circumstances of the case are such that Newport, could not receive full credit for the full population she possesses. There are fully 200 people residing in additions to the town that are not within the corporate limits and therefore not included in the official count. In addition there are at least 400 on the Idaho side of the town, which are in every way a' part of the town, and whose interest is here but unfortu nately being cut off from us by the state line they canbot be count*d with us and not being incorporated by them selves can get no specific mention. Thus Greater Newport, including the Idaho side and the additions on the Washington side that are not within the incorporation, has at population between 1800 and 2000. Ten years ago Newport consisted of only a few houses and stores ou the Idaho side. What is now the incorpor ated town had just been platted and there were few people living on the new town site, which in ten years shows a growth to 1199. Other towns in thris vicinity are re i ported as having population as follows: ! Colville 1512, Chewelah 823, Davenport 11229, Deer Park 875, lone 834, Kettle I Falls 377, North port 476, Spnngdale 251. Basketball Team Defeated The boys' basket ball team of the lo cal high school, accompanied by about 25 rooters, went to Sandpoint Friday, to play a return game with the team at that place. Our boys came out at the short end of the score of 21 to 13, and lay their defeat to the fact that the bas kets used were not of regulation size and that they weie not properly fastened. Keep all of your valuable pa pers IN ONE OF OUR SAFETY DE POSIT BOXES. YOU CARRY THE KEYB. Want Land Reinstated Petitions are being circulated by resi dents along the Pend Oreille, petition ing Secietaryof the Interior Ballinger to reinstate the land withdrawn under Temporary Power Site Withdrawal No. 72, under date of Nov. 27,1909. Temporary Power Site Withdrawal No. 72 refers to the strip of land lying ± each side of the Pend Oreille from Dalkena to the British Columbia boundary line, and under it the land is withheld from final proof temporarilv as power sites. A petition has been placed in the Newport postoffice, and all who are interested in the matter are urged to sign it. Forty Criminal Casts in Stevens County The clerk of Stevens county has re ported to the state bureau of inspection that during the year 1910, 40 criminal cases were heard in Stevens county and 32 convictions secured. In no other county in the state did the number of convictions so nearly approximate the number of cases heard, except in Doug las, San Juan Island and Walla Walla counties. Throughout the state 2418 criminal eases were tried and 1299 con victions secured. Civil actions tried in Stevens county numbered 313, and pro bate cases 95. Stevens county granted 33 divorces, as against 2795 for the state at large. Arrest Bootleggers Deputy Sheriff Jenne was called to Elk Sunday morning by a telephone call from Under Sheriff Brvant, From there they went to Camden, in this county, and arrested Luther Campbell, proprietor of a soft drink resort, and his bartender, a man named Gillingham, on the charge of bootlegging and conduct ing a gambling resort. Under Sheriff Brvant had been in the vicinity disguised as a lumberjack, and gathered evidence that gambling was going on and that whisky was being sold under the name of ginger ale. On the arrival of Deputy Sheriff Jenne at Elk the two officrrs walked to Camden and placed the offenders under arrest. The prisoners were brought to Newport and taken to Colville iu the afternoon. Campbell is an old offender, having been arrested on the same charge in this county once betore. V We are Having a Good Time Even if we are not making much profit and also making friends and the best part of the whole thing is seeing our customers getting goods like Fosston Mills Mackinaws, Staley Underwear, Malone Shirts and Pants and Other Good Things at Prices That are £i&ht CEMENT CO. IS NON-SUITED Secured Franchise and Spent $1,(XX),003 in Development. Forestry Department Recognized. The case of the Spokane-Portland Ce ment Co, vs. Lewis Larson, J. D. Clark, W. M. Miller and the Inland Portland Cement Co., which bas been on trial to a jury in the superior court for the last week, was concluded Saturday by an or der nonsuiting the plaintiff. From the evidence that the Inland Portland Cement Co., acting under and through title obtained from Larson, Clark and Miller, established mineral rights at the mouth of Sullivan creek of the Pend Oreille forest reserve, and for the purpose of user appropriated the waters of Sullivan lake, some miles back from the Pend Oreille river, and built flumes, canals and conduit* across the intervening county to convey the water to the big cement works recently built at the northern terminus of tbe Idaho & Washington Northern Railroad. Before proceeding with development, however, the corporation obtained from the United btates forestry department a 50-vear lease of the franchise easement, use and occupancy of the lands within the forest reserve, agreeing to pav an annual rental, and spent more than $1,000,000 in development of the power and building of the cement plant. The interesting feature of the case was the recognition by the court of the authority of the forestry department over lands in the forest reserve, the court holding that the forestry depart ment could, of right, make and enforce reasonable rules and regulations respect ing the manner of acquisition ot mineral and other lands under its jurisdiction so long as such rules do not conflict with laws of the state or of the United States. The Inland Portland Cement Co. an nounces that its plant will be readv for operation between March 15 and 20. Both Newport banks have complied with the taw requiring security for the safe keeping of countv deposits. It ought to make friends for us and at the same time quickly dis pose of these goods so we will be about even on that score. - NUMBER 40 Newport Washingto® Land Co. Growing Preparatory for the spring rash the Newport Washington Land Co. has en gaged the services of E. £. Jones aa bookkeeper and clerk. Mr. Junes was formerly with a large eastern concern. He arrived from Chicago this week and has already assumed his new duties. The Newport Washington Land Co., being the oldest and strongest realty firm in Stevens county, has been an im portant factor in building up and devel oping this district. They have shown unbounded faith in the future of New port by the investment of a large sum of money and within the past year have added to their holdings here. This t»eason will show an increased activity in the clearing of orchard tracts and several other large projects are un der way. Improvements in Cedar Park begun last year will be continued, and in addition to graded streets city water will be installed, sidewalks put down and the electric light system extended on Fifth, Valley and Spring streets. With these improvements it will make Cedar Park one of the finest residence sections of the city. The company fig ures on an ezpenditureof about $10,000 on the Cedar Park additions. Several dwellings will be built there as soon as weather conditions permit. A business office will be erected in the "Park," where General Sales Manager Harris will make his headquarters. The company has done much in aiding men of moderate means to acquire homes. In fact, their plan is more liberal than that offered by many home builders' as sociations, as evidenced by the many properties sold under their easy payment plan. The company will in the near future offer even more liberal terms to the home builder. It is seldom a town of this size has such an active, progres sive realty concern.'atid we are glad to note their continued success. Monday, Feb. 13, was observed as a legal holiday as the result of the hasty paseage by the house aad senate of the bill providing that when a legal holiday falls on Sunday the Monday iollowing is the day observed. The bill was signed by the governor on Feb. 8. This meas ure was favored by the banks and bank ing institutions of the state, and both Newport banks and the postoffice were closed on that day.