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THURSDAY........................JUNE 1», 1881.
Fort Cœur d'Alene,
June 7, 1881.
Dear Teller:— Owing to injuries
received from being thrown from uty
buggy, I since have been in an unfi
condition to make such observations
of this place and its surroundings as
would enable mo to do the place jus
tice. Again the infirmities consequent
upon the accident seein to divert me of
my usual vivacity of spirits and clear
comprehension of things before tne.
From Capt. Sarenson of the little
steamer "Amelia Wheaton,'' which is
now moored in front of the garrison
on the beautiful Lake Cœur d'Alei
I have obtained muchly valuable in
formation of the character of the Lake
and its surroundings, accompanied by
the fiist ruugh draft of his map of the
lake as far as ho has explored it with
hia steamer and otherwise, accompanied
also by a printed description of the
lake as published in the Spectator, a
small monthly sheet issued here by
Adjutant Ilowell and others cf the
officers of the garrison. To these I
shall take occasion to refer in the Tel
ler at my leisure after my return.
The interest the officers of the gar
riaon, Capt. Sarenson and others have
manifested in penetrating and bring-'
itig forth to the public the beauties
advantages of this lake and its rivers .
hu been much greater than usual un- !
der the circumstances surrounding
men in their position and with but
•mall appropriations and with impro
Tided means of carrying forward their !
purpose. The site for tho post is an !
admirable one, being as much on the
frontier as any that could have been ,
oelected at the sa mo time ut the poiut j
where the Mullan military wagon road
•merges from the Bitter Root range, j
and within 9 miles of the town of
Westwood and being the nearest point
of real beauty and romance after one
comes east of the Cascades, and era- !
bracing ro much that is sought for by
pleasure hunters, such as the choicest
rarities of trout from the lake and I
rivers, every variety of game from the
moose, elk, bear and den - djwii to the
rabbit, grouse, pheasant and wild duck,
all within convenient hunting distanco
of Ft. Cœur d'Alene. Then the roads
out from the post for a distance of 30
and 40 miles in a western and north
em direction are always hard and dry,
ao that drives of any reasonable dis
tance can be had at any season of the
year, save a few months in some Win
ters when there is an unusual snow
fall, impeding pleasureablu travel but
for a short timo in each year. Not
only is this place an agreeable one for
soldiers and officers while in camp, ;
but I am convinced that this lake will
•re long become o f-ivorite resort in
tW.arm season for pleasure seekers
and invalids from the important towns
of the northwest coast, and citizens
towns will ere long be built in the vi
cinity of this garrison, that will be
come favorably noted as a Summer
resort, continuous steamboat naviga
tion from the Spokan river through
the lake and up the St. Joe river for
90 miles as now tested, and from the I
Spokan through die lake and up the
Cœur d Alene, a distance o c 62 miles
and the St. Mary's river a tributary of
the St. Joe is navigable for steamboats !
14 miles up from its entrance of the
St. Joe. All this navigation pone
tratea the wildest mountain scenery,
with here and there small bottom
lands along the near margin of the
rivers. Iho course of navigation va
ries with nearly every point of the
compass. The rivers are from 10J to
150 yards in width with an average
channel depth of 20 feet, while the
lake has a depth of- from 70 to 250 |
feet, and at some points no soundings
made have reached bottom. Capt.
Serenson (who by the way is an in
ventor genius in high order) has made
a rustic map ot tins lake ujion aplani
paper surface, showing a topography of
the mountains, hills, and small valleys
which skirt this body of water, by
means of natural roots from cedar
which he gathered along the lake shore
tbeoe having been washed and worn in
all manners of shapes, so as to have
the appearance of being carved by
From these he has selected his
mountain lioundaries of the lake and
rifen in sections corresponding with
remarkable accuracy to the elevations |
and depressions found along every
part of the margin of the lake and a
rivers. These sections he has cut
through with a saw, so as to furnish '
a plain surfuce for attaching to his !
map and when attached, he has var
uished the whole which gives a lively
green color and fully representing
mountains covered with timber. The !
outer border of the whole map he
beautified by empty ca'.ridgc shells set j
in both parallel and angular shape, j
giving to the whole map a pleasing ;
and grotesque appearance, while at
the saute time it correctly describes !
v JOli h the geography of the lake and
^j ie topography of its immediate sur- 1
roundings. Upon this same map he :
has a description of the buildings of
the garrison shown by blocks of prop- !
er dimensions to suit, each fastened to
the plain surface of the map and in j
their relative places. Capt. Sarenson j
planned and constructed the little
steamer Amelia Wheaton, which is a
trim little craft and sits like a duck
upon the water, and which her mu- j
s through the lake at
the rate of 8 and 10 miles per hour.
A few persons only hat e come through
on the Mullan road this season. A
few have gone east that way. The
expectation is that considerable travel
will pass over the road this season, es
pecially if the fallen timber of the
last Winter is cut out. The telegraph
is in good working order across to Bis -1
murk. They have a station at the j
and one to euch 17 or 18|
miles across tho mountain, so as to be
able to repair rapidly when the line is
Spokan Falls, June 10, 1881.
Came here last eve from Westwood,!
left Fort Cœur d'Alene Wednesday at !
. 10 o'clock; came as far as Bonanza and
! stopped an hour and chatted with
Warnacutt about the new county or-!
ganization. He had not then heard j
from the governor at Boise, although ;
! 16 days had elapsed. He hopes the ;
! governor will approve of matters so far [
but if he does not the people will then j
, seek to be organized under the name .
j of Kootnai. 'The people here need a !
county organization badly. The rush ;
j of people into this northern section i
! timber where Mr. Post took up a ranch j
about ten and resided with
makes this an imperative necessity, j
We then crossed the prairie to West
wood the new town at the edgo of the |
about ten years ago, and resided with
his family when I was here about nine
years ago. It is a line site tor a town
a little elevated above the prairie with
two creeks uniting near by and where
tho railroad enters the timber from the
prairie en route for Pend' Oreille Lake
From a point five miles below to a
point thirteen miles above the grading
for the road is as straight as an arrow,
with not an angle or curve in the
whole distance and the deepest fill or
cut is not over ten feet. Mr. Wood
cccupies a school icction which was
taken and much improved long before
the public surveys. Upon this section
quite a number of houses are going up
giving -much the uir of a town, though
Mr Wo d tff-rsto sell no lots, and
probably will not till he can secure a
title which should be granted him in
asmuch as he was long an occupant le
fore any surveys were made so that
he could tell where to place his im
provements. The school authorities
should be eutitlcd to take other vacant
lands in lieu thereof that are not im
proved. The railroad section is adja
cent east aiul is a good section, but
not so eligible for a town as that of
Wood as it has no water upon it. Wa
ter in diis section cannot bo had by
any well digging that has been tried
yet. McCartney sunk a well about 40 |
feet and near this creek but found no
water and no sign of water, when he
came to solid bed rock and gave up
farther pursuit. Here we met John
Ladd of Portland whom we had not
seen for about 16 years. He had
been in tho vicinity of Pend' Orille
Lake prospecting for quartz. He i
showed us some galena and silver ore
that he had found, whose assay, as
umde in Portland, showed 829 in sil
ver and about 80 per. cent of pure !
galena, which he claims to be near the ^
railroad. Oiher parties here have j
shown tne several samples of ore taken ;
from other localities nearby which
seem rich in Iwth gold and silver, and ;
I have but little doubt others will be j
soon disclosed that will establish this
Pend' Orille section as fertile in low
grade ores at least, and perhaps some
that may prove very rich. Wo met
here contractor J. B. Harris, Janies
Galbreth of '61 acquaintance who is
now chief commissary for this division
of the Northern Pacific. We also met
here Mr. Weeks, who in February last
brought the machinery for a small
steamer and has it now running upon
the lake, and has also already to run
a saw-mill, capable of cutting 100,000
feet of lumber per day, and Mr. Lewis |
of Dodge A L«wis, who have a mill I
about 3 miles east of here capable ol
cutting 40,000 per day. We visited
the new brewery of Henry Rimerger,
said to be the best brewery of the
northwest. He has constructed a sub
stanti..l building 40x80 feet and is fin- !
ished in permanent stylo and placing ^
in it all the requisite appliances for i
making the best class of beer, and if j
lie keeps up the reputation he achieved I
at Colville he will supply the article j
for all the towns for many miles and |
make a killing in the business. Mr.
Schwurtz is now engaged setting his
furnaces, who is a first class mechanic
in his line, and he and Mr. Rimerger
say they will send to the Teller office
a keg of the first beer they manufact
ure hare, so look out. Mr. Wood, the
proprietor, and his family, entertained
us hospitably while here and gave us
all the information that was in his
power to give in regard to this section
from his experience of ten years here
abouts. Yesterday we rode to the
bridge and dined and had a pleasant
chat with Mr. Crowley who gave us
several amusing incidents connected
with the Indian troubles of l!S77. He
does a good trade here and his bridge
is a source of profit and a great con
venience to the public. After 3 p. m. i
drove to this place and on the way
was overtaken by a heavy shower of \
ra * 11 '- 111 *- managed to save ourselves ;
from a severe wetting by our blankets
and rubber covering
JAY GOUI.l) NOT IN.
Jay Gould recently said in Chicago
! that he had no interest in the Vi)lard
! and Northern Pacifie combination.
That the Union Pacific in which he j
still holds a great interest had intend
ed to extend their road west from Og
j den to Baker City and there connect
; with the O. R. tfc N. Company's road to
; Portland, but that since the com pro
[ mise of Villard with the N. P., the
j Union Pacific would not connect at
. Baker City, but would push au inde
! pendent line through to Portland,
; Gould evidently fears the N. P. a 3 a
i rival. If Gould should see tit to
build from some point east of Ogden
and bear north through the Big Hole
pass of the Rockies, and into the head
of the Bitter Root valley, thence across
to the Clearwater and down thatstream
and the Snake to the Columbia and
thence to tide water at the Sound, he
would have the shortest and best road
across the continent, and passing
through the best of the country west
of tho Mississippi.
No Show tor Conkling.— By the
report of the vote in the N. Y. legisla
ture as published in Monday's Orego
nian, Conkling's chances of defeat are
nearly certain. The leading journals
of the east all give him very cold com
Gesssee, June 13 1881.
Trials before the justice are common.
Considerable rain in the last 10 days
Tho fields of grain begin to look
Business lively in town, and room
for a better business yet.
But little damage done to the crops
by the hail. Window lights and chick
ens s?eui to have suffered most.
Judge Buck visits our viciuity often
looking after stock.
The editor ot the Xews was with us
for a couple of days, not long since.
Horse racing is becoming very com
mon at this place of late. Some one
has mon *! or the " ,uare would not S° "
Sweet strains of music can now be j
heard at Mr. Levy'«, made by the 1
la'^r M*iss lev 1 ' 13 ' 1 ' tlie j
„ressing finely and for deportment at
feast the scholars are as good as any in j
the country. ]
The hail storm broke our ink bottle:
so we could not send notes last week. ;
Some fencing blew down during the |
storm, so the farmers who were just .
! through sowing their crops and begin- 1
ning to pine because of no more work,
! will again have business; with them,
^ labor ipse voluptas.
j We have not decided yet whether
; we celebrate the lourth or not, j
! > . ut ° ' lot,w î' 1 :
; t q,; 8 countrV- Probably Moscow did
j celebrate last year.
An immigrant wagon can be seen 1
most every week. Families are look
* ll S ^" or homes in the great northwest. ■
have returned, as there are more teams
than the demand requires at present.
Complctsd.— We learn that the 2d tun
nel on the Dalle* and Cascade road has
Moscow, I. T., June 10, 1881.
Editor Teller According
promise, I write you from this place,
I arrived here last Tuesday evening
The late shower of rain has put a
new feature on the surrounding coub
j try, and a bright smile upon the face
I of every one of our farmers end
j fellow townsmen.
tired, hungry and worse than all, wet,
after travelling all the afternoon
through a drenching rain. I find this
town a very pretty place and as you
will see by the following a very prom
i home ot Mr. Poiterfield, which he in
formed me was in Polk county, Oregon
\ The happy coiîple were well and fav
; orably known here and departed for
their new home amid the congratula
I am at present stopping at the Bar
ton House kept by our genial host Mr.
James Johnson and wife, and would
say everything from tho kitchen to the
parlor is kept in first class order; the
tables are loaded with everything the
markets affords and the beds are neat
and clean, and the house has a full run
of boarders, which is all the evidence
that is required to prove the above
remarks. There has been a variety
of incidents occured since my arrival,
for instance on last evening the Dili
Married at the Barton House in
this place l y R. H. Barton, Justice of
: he Peace, Mr. M. M. Poiterfield to
Miss Eva Wright of Colfax. The
happy couple remained here over night
and departed this morning for the
j Iffy came down
tions of their many friends.
Next in order comes the account of
one John Nymeyers little pistol prac
tice last night at Frye's Hotel. At n
late hour last night Nymeyer came
around with pistol to Mr. Frye's house
and aroused hiui out of bed ; Mr.
stairs to answer the
call, and at the foot of the stairs was
met at the hall door by Nymeyer and
without any provocation or cause
placed his pistol within ore foot of
Frye's head and fired one shot, which
came very near Frye's head, he then
took to his heals and disappeared; it
was a close call for Mr. Frye. This
I morning Mr. Frye entered a com
plaint against Nymeyer, arid the con
stable with one posse went out and
brought tho prisoner in, and the gen
eral belief of the people is that Ny
meyer's mind is deranged and the
preliminary examination that is in
progress at this moment for the pur
pose of trying his insanity, which I
think there is but little doubt in the
minds of the court and public here,
and think that he will be brought to
Lewiston in a day cr two, there to be
examined by the proper authorities
I am informed that Nymeyer is a man
of considerable property, and has been
a steady hard working man and bears
a good reputation, previous to this
There is a great deal of talk about
the quartz mines that have been dis
covered adjacent to this place. I was
informed by a Mr. Perry Beagle who
came in from the mines last night,
they that are (Messrs Beagle and Steel)
on their claims have stuck what they
think is the main ledge or vain; they
have been at work following a drift
that has developed itself from a slim
vain in its cropping to a vain eight
feet in thickness, a short ways below
the surface of the ground. Mr. Bea
gle is an old miner, and thinks from
what he has seen so far on his claim,
that he has struck it very rich. There
is a great rush of people from all parts
of the country to the new mines and
more coming. There was several Lew
iston boys arrived here last night and
left for the mines this morning.
I will now close this, my first letter
toycur papier, and if you think its
contents are of sufficient importance to
publish give it a place in your ever
welcome paper. With these few re
marks I will close. More Anon.
j June 3 , at 4 o'clock, a fearful
Lidyville, June 4, 1881.
Ed. Telleh:— On Friday evening
j storm accompanied by lightening swept
lover this portion of the Potlatch, i
^ le ^ ens0 shaped clouds touched the!
j kill tops, and moved with o great
] velocity in a north-easterly direction,!
sucking up the dust from the thirsty
; ear th and hurling it together with a
| dense volume of hail stones the size of
. __, . ,, ,
I« walnut upon the heightened crea
1 r °
lures below. The storm lasted about
fifteen minutes, and the large, hard
hail stones were driven with such
olence by the wind that tho earth was
j literally swept and pounded by the
: crystal shot. After the storm a scene
°' 'earful havoc was presents to our !
vision, which beggars description,
1 The storm struck with the greatest
force about one mile and a half west of
■ Lidyville. .A. field of grain one foot
I whieftas jointe"d was mowed
nearly to the ground. Fruit trees,
berry vines, and tender vegetation of
all kinds were either badly damaged
or entirely destroyed. Nearly all the
glass iu the south and west windows
were broken, and ths fragments hurled
across the rooms, while the glancing
stones even broke china ware within.
In the timber the ground was strewn
with broken limbs and cones from the
pines, and a lew trees were uprooted
or broken off. The shingles on roofs
facing the south were badly shattered
and some fences razed to the ground.
Farmers lost from 5 to 100 chickens,
even old hens were killed and birds
struck dead in their nests and in the
fields. Violence was done to persons
whose pates were unfortunately ex
posed to the fury of the elements, as
blue swellings attests. W here shall we
get consolation lor the loss ot our
small fruits, and will our tattered
vegeatables ever spring out of the
earth whither they have been driven
and assumed their wonted verdure?
All those once so promising look, now
as though swept repeatedly by flocks
of sheep. But the crickets; where
are they? From across the canon
where their marching armies were so
numerous and destructive comes the
report that ,'they are crawlin' aroun'
" busted open and a grittin' their
teeth." In the track of the storm the
bruised remnant, and a few fortunutes
alone remuin to perpetrate their kind.
Out of this great evil cometh the
good. S. D.
S. A. LANDES,
H a v i n ojp er m a n k n t ly located in
this place, will be pleased to receive the
patronage of all persons desiring any of tho
following work in his line.
anil IIAIR CUTTING.
UNDOES mM ©ftESiQ&llÊ
a speciality. Ladies' Switches, Puffs, Curls,
Bangs and Frizzes, made to order.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Charges reasonable.
(Jive me a call and satisfy yourselves. [35tf
M O S C O W .
THE BEST HOUSE IN THE PALOUSE
A. J. FRYE. - - - Proprietor.
There is an excellent
S T -A. 3 L E
belonging to this hotel, where feed and
stabling can be had cheap. Also Hacks and
Saddle horses to let for hire. (29fcf
P TJ R
Outfit furnished free, with fall instruc
tions for conducting the most profit,
ihle business that anyone can engage
in. The business is so easy to learn,
and our instructions are §o simple and
plain that guy one oan make great profits
from the very start. No obo can fail who is
willing tu work. Women are as successful as
men. Boys and girls ean earn large sums.
Many have made at the business over one
hundred dollars in a single week. Nothing
like it ever known before. Ail who engage are
surprised at the ease and rapidity with which
they are able to make money. You can en
g»ge in this business during your spare time
at great profit. You do not have to invest cap
ital in it. We take all the risk. Those who
need ready money should write os at once. All
furnished free. Address Trvi A Co., Au
gusta, Maine. 7 .]^
REAL ESTATE ACE1YT.
QOin ACRKS 0F LAND near lewis
ton, I T.; a portion nndor a wir«
fence and oultivation;
A BOX HOUSE
»ad Out buildings complet*, on* wall aad two
Springs of living water. Splendid paint far
DAIRY OR GRAIN.
Will be sold cheap, and terms easy.
Also several No. 1 City Lots.
at the Real Estate Agency.
I AM NOW AGENT FOR NORTH IDA
ho and Whitman and Columbia Co.s W.T
THE JOSEPH P. HALE,
" Bi LINGS,
" WHEELOCK »nd
" GEO. WOODS' Piano*,
" GEO PRINCE,
MASON &. HAMLIN, »nd
" STANDARD Organ*.
ALL OF THE VERY REST MADE.
I get the lowest factory rates, and for C<uK
with the order, can sell these first close
instruments almost os low as the
built-over and contract made
trash so largely advertised
by pretended Piano and
GET MY PRICES
and be convinced. Some fine samples
Also Lumber, Lath and Shingles, at the
lowest market rates. Yard'back of the
no30tf] C. A. THATCHER.
BEAU A FARR1SH
are ready to furnish the choicest of Lumbar,
ROUGH or DRESSED !
in any quantity, at Bottom Prices.
J. K. VINCENT, Agent.
Lewiston, April 21, 1881.
DEPOSITS RECEIVED SUBJECT
TO CHECK, AND
INTEREST ALLOWED ON TIME
Buy and Sell Exchange, aid
Collections made on all points.
OFFICE: On Main street at head of see*
ond, Lewiston. I. T. Mtf
Opposite the Raymond House.
MRS. M. A. WHITE, main st
HAS OR HARD A FULL ASSORTS RRT OF
HITS, BONNETS, FEATHERS
RIBBONS, VELVETS, SILKS. SATINS,
-anti every variety of
well selected fur this market, and told
at reasonable prices.
PLEASE CALL AND EXAMINE MY NEW GOODS!
She is 8 sill|blocking oqer OLD HATS*
28-4w) and see for yeurself.
.Yew Firm (
Old Stand. Corner of 3d and D
street«, Lewiston I. T,
ItfT OPENED IN THE NEW MARKET BUILDING.
East of the Harness Shop.
GEO. MEIStIr, Jr., Prop*.
of erer.v Teriety end of tb. but quality, mane
fectured from Pork end Beef, to twit ositomer*
Th. but of Met. of every Teriety always
on hand, Pricu low. Call sad tertW euert
ment and be convinced. f tl-im