BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19. 1904.
C.C. Mercantile Co., Ltd,
SUCCESSORS to CASEY & CRANE.
WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF
: : including : :
Gents' Furnishing Goods
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Shoes, Groceries, Hardware, Tinware,
Feed and Flour, Hay and Grain,
Doors and Windows, Etc.
We Aim to Carry a Stock to Meet the Demand, Consequently
our Goods are all Fiesh—None Shelf Worn.
OUR PRICES ARE THE LOWEST.
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I WANT YOU TO KNOW that my office on Main St. £$
Bonn -n s Feity, Idaho,' is head quarters for the Real E-o te ^
business in the Kootenai Valley; that I am selling choice Timber vtt
Wy and Farming Lands in large and small quantities; that I sell Œ
CTW Northern Bacille R. R. lands, Town Lots and Mill Sites, and am *
* selling lands all the time; that I will write vour Fire Insur
* ance; that I keep the certified Government plats, and makea *.
specialty of writing Homestead, Timber and Stone. Contest and Mg
Relinquishment papers, with reliable information to applicants
JJy for public lands. Can do your Conveyancing, Examine Titles, ^
Collect Rents and Pay Taxes for nonresidents. Call on
CHAS. O'CALLAGHAN, Bonners Ferry.
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Our new Hardware Stoie is now open for trade,
are exclusive hardware dealers and therefore can buy
and sell hardware rigid. We are prepared to serve
the public with shelf and heavy hardware of every
description and to fill the demands of customers for
everything in the hardware line. Let us supply you
New Heating Stove
Fine Steel Hange
We have 'a first'class line of Heaters, Ranges, Cook
Stoves and Cooking Utensils, besides Hardware Sun
dries of every description. Drop in and get cur prices
: Great northern Rotel
CANE & WILLIAMS, Proprietors,
I Central Location, Tirst-Class Service.
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BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO
T A new Hotel, Fine Rooms, and Tables Supplied with the Best
, in the Market, Meet all Tiains.
THE TAX PROBLEMS
New Methods of Assessment of Timber Lands
The Humbird tax case was again
before the district court this week.
iThiscise was tried before Judge
Morgan at the last term of court
and the court gave the decision to
the lumber company, but the case
was reopened at the present term
at the instance of Hon. Chas. W.
Beale, attorney fnr the county. In
the first case the case was tried on
its merits, while the present hear
ing runs more to the law' points in
The case came upon appeal from
the action of the hoard of county
commissioners sitting as a board of
The contention of the Humbird
luation placed by the board of
equalization ranged from $3 to $7
The board contends that
Co. is that they ha ve been discrimi
nated against in that Iheir lands
have been assessed higher than ad
joining lands of equal value.
these lands are worth more than
that valuation and that the company
has no just ground for complaint,
The Humbird pmple answer and
say they are not complaining of
their valuation, provided -all lands
are assesed accordingly.
There is merit l>-both of these
Contentions. Tin, lands are uu
questionably worth much more
than the assessment, yet it is quite
likely true that great inequalities
exist in tne assessment of timber
This comes from our rneth
od of assessment, or rather lack
It must be evident to anyone
giving the mattei thought that no
A Sixty-Five Horse
Machinery for a 65-horse power I
compressor passed through over the |
Kootenai Valley Railway on Thurs
day for the Continental mine near
VV . I. Bailey, general
manager of the company, was here
superintending the shipment The
machinery will he freighted from
Port Hill on sleighs, and will be
set up at a point about 3,0)0 feet
below the mine.
Mr. Bailey made the Herald
office a business call while in town
The Annual Masquerade Ball
given by Acme Lodge No. 15, K. of
P., is always a leading event and
this year's annual promises to be
no exception. It will occur next
Monday evening and the following
committees have charge:
Executive Ccommittee.— S. D.
Taylor, Geo. R. Gray, W. W. Fer
Floor Committee.—Luke Fitz
patrick. E. L. Little, J. E. Dolan,
T. A. Bishop, T. W, McLaughlin.
Reception Committee.— W. L.
Kinnear, Malcom Bruce, Taylor
Williame, C. D, Rowell, Geo. H.
Albert, A. J. Kent, John O'Hogge,
sessment of this county, especially
as relates to timber lands, when it
assessor can make an equitable as
is taken into consideration that the
county is 150 miles long and 50 1
miles wide an area of 7 )00 square
miles. His salary is $3000, out of
which he must pay his deputies,
including an office deputy. It is I
a physical and financial imposai
bility for him to cover the county
and estimate valuations accurately.
He Joes not attempt to do so as we
understand it. He merely attempts
to classify, and in malting these
rough classifications gress inequali
ties appear, as in the case of the
Humbird company. This leads to
litigation as we see
The county is undoubtedly losing
thousands of dollars by the present
method. The matter oueht to he
looked into by the commissioners,
in conjunction with the county at
torney and the assessor, and if
present laws are not adequate, legis
t laiion should be asked lor at the
j next session of the legislature to
enable the county to secure an ac
curate assessment of timber lapds
^ on a °y other property.
Both parties are ably repre
et nled—the. lumber company b\
iChar.es. L. H tit man and H. M.
1 Beale and county attorney Wilson
The case was reargued Jlast Mon
Stephens, and the county by 0. W.
( l a >' an d tnken under advisement
by Judge Morgan.
The case in court has no connec
tion with the other tax cases in
which large corporations seek to
evade payment of the special road
Power Plant for
and in speaking of the new power
pl anl ^bl that the workings at the
mine had reached such a point of
development that power was neces
sary to its successful operation.
XLe tunnels are of such length and
the ehslts of such depth that belter
air is also necessary, and this the
compressor will supply.
Mr. Bailey leaves in a day or t wo
for Los Angeles, to join Mrs. Bailey,
in which place they have decided
to spend the remainder of the
L. E. Rowell, Fred Bush, John
White, D, McDonald, and L. E.
Ticket Agent.— H. L. Medbury.
Door Keeper.—John Muhlfeld.
Eighth Grade Examinations,
Kathdrum, Idaho, Feb. 18, 1904.
Notice is hereby given that there
will be two eighth grade examina
tions foi Kootenai County again
this year, the first to occur March
29th, 30th and 31st. All teachers
having pupils desiring to take this
examination should report to the
county superintendent at once the
number so desiring.
R. C. Eubers, County Supt,
A Marriage Surprise.
Anuounceiueut is made of the
marriage of Mies Kdith May Col
well. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. Colwell of this place, and Mr.
Francis E. Brooks, also of this
place. The ceremony was perform
ed bj Rev. Cliarles Killman of the
M. E. Church at Everett, Washing
ton, on Deo. 27, Mrs. Colwell,
mother 0 f the bride being the only
The announcement of this event
haH only j Uöt beetl made public aud
cotnts aa a surprise to friends in
Bonnera Ferry . The „ Jttrriage ljad
been kept a secret by the contract
mg parties and was to have remain
ed such until Mr. Brooks had made
a contemplated trip east to pacify
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks leave for
the east in about ten days, but ex
pect to return.
The bride is well known in Bon
ners Ferry where she has grown to
v, omanhood. Tne groom is from
St. Faul and has resided here since
last summer, tie is a nephew to
James J. Hill of the G. N. and his
lather is in the secret set vice of
The Herald called upon Mr.
BrooKs lor a confirmation of the
rumor of fiis marriage and obtained
the tacts as above staled.
We lake great pleasure in con
gratulating Mr. Brooks aud his
Handsome bride aud wish them
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, Acme Lodge No. 15,
K. of P., has heard through advice
irom Vira. Elizabeth Monroe, of the
death of Brotiier Win. Aiuslie who
died at Madison, Georgia, January
Resolved, That the Lodge receives
the news with profound sorrow and
that in the death of Brother Ainslie
it has lost one ol its mod steadfast
adherents to the principals upon
which the order stands; thercfoie
Resolved, That as a mark of re
spect for the dead brother, it is tha
wish of each and every member of
Acme Lodge, No. 15, Knights . of
Pythias, that our Charter be draped
and remain so fora period of thirty
days, and that these resolutions bo
spread upon our minutes and a
copy sent ta the relatives of the
W. W. Ferbrachk, C. C.
G. H. Albert, K. of R. aud S.
Grazing Land for Lease.
Stockmen end ranchers desiiing
to lease school lands can secure iu
formation concerning ternis, etc.,
by inquiring of the County Treas
urer or writing Norman Jackson.
Chief Clerk Stata Board of Land
Commissioners, Boise, Idaho.
Are Northern Grown ,
Early, Hardy and
Describing many new and
valuable varieties. Write
for it today. : : : : :
L. L. May Company
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