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rite Herald. Saturday, November 14, 1891 Surveying Kootenai Townsite. The following letter from A. D. Robinson, of the Surveyor Gener al's department, whould seem to indicate that General Pettit is get ting somewhat interested in matters Up this way. The public will note j what the letter says, and if any one has an interest in the survey of . Kootenai township they .„ay call at this office and get blanks. Boise, Idaho, Nov. 5. 1891. Editor Kootenai Herald. Dear j Sir: The Surveyor General author- ; zes me to say a contract which is j to be let for surveys in Kootenai county will include the township in which Kootenai is situated, pro *-1 Vided settlers send in the required j petitions and affidavits. I send tiSn 6 whh haTf'do/en e affldavitt In filling out forms'Rooted i lion should be assumed to be ap- ! proximately in T. 57, R. 1 W. of | Poise Meridian, sections 4 and 9. Respectfully, A. D. Robinson. The Penitentiary Scandal. Some months ago ä good-sized j duct of the Boise penitentiary. It i Was found that among other iirregu scandal was unearthed in the con larities Warden Mack had permit ted a brutal prize fight to take place between two convicts, An in vestigation was made by the prison commission, composed of Governor | Willey, Secretary of State Pinkham : fend Attorney General Roberts. At h meeting of the commission last Thursday night; Governor Willey Dominated a successor to Warden I Mack; but Pinkham and Roberts Mused to approve the nomination Governor Willey held that such ! Scenes as the evidence had shown Vas enacted at the penitentiai-y with the knowledge and consent of the warden were feprehensible, and Should not be overlooked, and the best interests of the prison de fuanded Mack's removal. The ! bth'er members contended that the hue of boxing gloves and sparring Contests among the prisoners had been customary ever since the peni tentiary was built; that Mack found the custom there, and did not see tit to interfere with it; there being kt the time no prison rule forbid ding such.contests. They therefore voted to retain Mack and he was detained. A majority and minority Report will be submitted and pub lished in a few days. fleers which states that the Upper Columbia Hake and the Kootenai Hver have been connected by a Wl. It will be reriiembered that the Herald stated iii a recent issue flic lake, which is the source of the l olumbia, and the Rootenai river Acre very close together at the up jjier end ot the lake and that a ca nial connecting the two was a feasa file scheme, This distance across from one body of water to the other js only three-fourths of a mile, with j swamp intervening. The canal is not now navigable, but could 'ksily be made so. A Canal on the East Kooteriài. , Samuel W. Childs, of Bonner's l ( 'errv, kindly sends the Herald a fetter from! one of the Dominion of 4 —Annie Campbell, the -ecentfy arrested at Sand Point for tSassin'g $5 counterfeit gold coins, »vas indicted by the grand jury at ^oise City this wèek and fiave her trial fésterday. ■ ,%t • ' .: 4 —Mr. P. M. Solomon has gonè to Sjiokane; where he thinks of resid ing in the future. —Mr. and Mrs. A. Rickert and Miss Johns paid the Herald* office ■i call one day this week. —Read N. E. Solomon's new ad. for the Minnesota Mercantile Co. * —The New York legislature, is »o Republican on joint ballot. woman was to A WAR WILL BE DECLARED. Jim Hill not to Have Things all His Own Way. The Northern Pacific has Commenced the I in provement of Its Hoad on a Large Scale, and is Getting Beady to Meet Its Powerful Competitor. j 1 resident Hills talk about the excellence of his road and his abil ,ty to haul freigb4 cheaper than any ot *" J ™| | aonnern i auric peopn. ! Th ® a ^ ent of the (lreat North * ; ern. built on the most modern J plans, of very low grade and well ballasted, is a serious competitor, I , r and the Northern Pacific reallZ0S ^hat Hade and territory are in vaded by a powerful enemy; it is j therefore preparing for the conflict, This line is k ' ing sWai ghtened in ^ place * and the grade lowered. t he improvements at Granite which shorten the ruft three-fourths of a mile and lowers the grade from fifty-two to twenty feet have al- ! \ . f .. ' ..' . . : ready been fully described m the Herald. W ith the money derived rom the new lqan ' the c °mpany .proposes among other improvements i to remove the long trestle on the north ehore of lake Pend d'Oreille near Sand Point. This will be hlléd in by a solid embankment so that ^ raine Can be run at ful1 B P eed ' OV0X* it ' | fhe trestle at Pack riVer wil1 aleo : be removed and its place supplied by an embankment. An effort will be made to lower the grade and fill in the trestles between Spokane and Cheney at various points, especially at Hangman creek, which is one of the heaviest and yvoret grades on I the road. ! I Laborers are already busy widening this part of the line. j Ihe Work train has been em ployed al1 week filli ng in the très * le f between Kootenai and Sand j Poi f t ' t ia Haid tbat t . l ? e bl ^ treB ' j „ ie ? e at R°°tenai will also be ; ! dded *. n " rt wdl 48,15:6 lots of ' fVork to fil1 in tbe blg trestles at Saild Point and Pack River, and the work will biing lots of business to Kootenai ! and Sand Point. Idaho has Plenty of It, "The king of metals" is a name that is beginning to be applied to aluminum. This metal was cently brought into prominence by the German government placing an | order for 100 tons of it yvith a Pitts- ' was re burg firm. The Pittsburg firm_ not able to fill the contract, having i only ten tons that they could ship, The awarding of this contract, and the announcement of the pur-1 poses to which the aluminum is to 1 be applied, emphasize very strongly | the commercial importance of the metal and hint at an approaching '• revol uti 0 n , in many branches? of I mo defn Industry. | p or gome years past scientific men and practical chömists have been perfecting methods for secur ; ng aluminum from its ore at such ! a price as to make it of commercial value, and it Is now claimed that it ! can be produced at a cost approxi . matiug to fifty centB a pound With the cheapening of its facture ha's come ap almost phe nomenal multiplication of the uses tp which it is put. The special ad vantages claimed for the metal are its extreme lightness—it weighs but a third as much as iron—and its non-corrosibility. Kootenai county has some of the rickest aluminum beds to be found in the world, It is also tobe found in other parts of the state. In the, Pend d'Oreille valley, in ihe vicin-1 itv of Albany Pall, 'are nome very •-I , i rp, , it, rich beds. They have already been lopninri «nAnr n • • ' / , I located under the mining laws by ° f I capitalists who propose to work them on a large scale. And it is not unlikely that the manufacture of aluffiinum may become one of the principal industries of the state. I manu Hold Ops Last flight. The thugs of the town made sev end desperate attempts to make a haul last night, but do not seem to have been very successful,although »k> less than three attempts were made. About 11 o'clock two men held up a young Swede named Al. John son between Judge Dolan's office and Burns & Chapman's head quarters. A scuffle took place in which Johnson was getting the worst of it, when Mr. Dolan and ; J« W^n name np<,n the seone. At the first indication of assistance ! coming the robbers skipped for the | timber. Mr. Johnson then got hold ! of hie gun and bred two shots after the fleeins criminals but with what nt in S ( ummai , but with what effect ia not known. They got no money. Another man, whose name is un known, was relieved of $15 or $20 and two small checks in the same i vicinity . T he man was under the : influence of liquor a»ul not much could be learned about it. Whüe vi8itinff some of the demi ! Ï » ? ? m f i monde last night a party was : 'touched' for his spare cash, amount ing to $30 or $40, and one of the above-named class claims attempted to rob her last night as i, she was crossing from one side of Kootenai avenue to another. a man j I No evidence; no clue; no arrests. All H— 1 ! Now You See, Now You Don't See. A young Canadian; a dentist by profession, recently arrived in Koo-, ténai and hung out his shingle. ! One day this week he filled up bad whiskey and started on the war path, his prime object being to j massacre Pete Lund's big ddg, so 1 he declared. He entered "Lund's ! Place" with a six-shooter in his ! on ! hand. The barkeeper objected to i so much familiarity about the place ! and proceeded to do the club act. A sciiffle took place in which the gun was discharged. The bellicose deutigt was arrested,tried, convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of $50. ' Not having the wherewithal, he billed for the Establishment was Mc-j Clure at Rathdrum. He succeeded in getting away from Deputy Sher iff Hunter that evening and now roams at his own sweet will. It is presumed that he is not wanted very badly, though, as he the streets the next day and ning and the following morning after that. was on eve —Frank Lucas and family, after f p6Iiding two weeks iri Kootenai, *° r Bonner ' s Feri 7 thia week - Mr , kuck8 18 lately of Wisconsin and ihmk - 8 of bating at the Ferry an goin ^ lnto business. He Was accompanied by a party of three or : Î0ÜT ° thor men - And thus the ' ap ; ley contlnueB tö receive immigra t i° n * ^ —Yesterday's Review prints a sad Story of death and d(ëpra,vity of a y öun g Scotchman in that city named Henry Cecil Dean. It war at br ®t supposed here- that the de ceased ^ as the man Dean, some times calied "Crazy" Dean, who ran a faro bank liefe last spring. It proves, however, to be his brother. —The melodious voice of Happy Jack is no longer heard upon the streets. Ho chartered a side-door Pullman one.day last week, and it happened to be journeying west _ „ , „ ., . . "* . « 13 8 "P' Tw JiT " «T""' teed ifiake sixteen miles an hour, Ar ^ , , Mr. Eaton haS not decided whether , „ , e he will move it before snow falls or not ~A. Rickert visited Hope last Thursday in the interest of the Leibe Liquor Co. as ward he got ditched at Granite, which place he declares to be the finest city in America, which means that whiskey flows freely. , —The new boat for the Kodtenai, "The Alton," arrived this week and Mr. Ben. Butler, of the firn» of Butler & Lund, of Sand Point, is in town todav. In regard to the 1 building of the spur at Sand Point over . to the Great Northern. Mr. Butler said that the matter was not The Spur at Sand Point. H e stated definitely „ settled vet. that two lines had been surveyed,! and the estimates sent in for ap proval or rejection. If they are going to lay any track in this vicinity this fall one would think they would not waste much timoona mile and a half spur. Division Engineer Preston says no track will be laid on tins division this fall compromised on the timber cutting question. The G. N. is to pay the N. P. half of the stumpage. The rate P aid » not known. This saves the lumber and tie men from fur ther trouble, caseB airainst settlors for RW„l ^ u for lUegal tUlß ° f Ümber havebeen > or Wl11 be > dismissed. It looks as though the arrests were made simply to roll up fees for the U. S. Marshal's office. i, , . *° take a trip back to their old home m the eaSt thl * * mter> He ought to know —The N. P. and the G. N. have —We understand that all the —Agent Miniely and wife expect —Li H. Mason was among the pilgrims to Spokane this week. —Wm. Eaton has beèn down from the Valley this week. Rape fiers apd Prospectors When you come td BONNER'S FERRY, call on KINNEAR & WILLIAMS And examine their stock and prices. We carry a fail line of Hardware, Groceries and Provisions, Men's Furnishing Goods, etc. — Our stock of HATS find SHOES can't be beat this side bf Portlam WE ARE HERE TO STAY! COME AND SEE US! Kmnear <&* Williams, (Bonners Ferry: fhe IDAHO RESTAU RAN I . _ ^ - (RcstaV rant - and - SkoH - Order - HûUstè . Newly Opened Und fitted up in firstelass style, the best the market affords, t -o MEALS SERVED fN PRIVATE fiOXES^f ■ -, -> ■ , -, '• Tables supplied with Hunter's Old Stand, KOOTENAI. un in - A —Wholesale Dealer in— Liquors and Cigars ES, ■ ! i . !dah& Sand Point,* Kinnear & Williams, of Bonner's Ke "v. have received a full line fo ^ atov " Leater * 1 ~ ,Ioin th '* crowd at "Lund's oLJi*n tWtv™" 8 ' 'olhT ? tf Lund's Place" sells wines, Hquors and cigars at wholesale. I kdeommoMon Pacific mail /^|___ ^ (-lOSC V I^IFCS f l * »«üwyU j New Time Card. On and after Sunday, November j 1, trains on the N P R'y will arrive at Kootenai as follows: east bonnd. 4:17 »I m 5:40 p m WEST BOUND, 7:05 a m 8:10 a m R. A. MiNTELY, Agent. ! Accommodation 'ky / ~r. E Mt rjs * * e' MFT. V <2 a*« IIP *, i »Ui \ ? Jno. Bruegger & Bro Are noyv selling Goods cheaper than ever. Give Them a Call.