BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 8. 1904.
C. C. Mercantile Co., lid.
Including Groceries and Provisions,
Goods, Shoes and Hats, Hardware, Tinware. Feed
sud Flour. Hay ind Grain. In order to make room
for our spring goods now arriving, we are offering
exceptional bargains in : : : : : : : : :
Men's Furnishing Goods
When Figuring on Building, Call and Get Our
Special Low Prices on : : : ; ;
Doors and Windows
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
G. R. GRAY. Manaqir
éM I WANT YOU TO KNOW that ray office on Main St.
S Bonners Ferry, Idaho, is head quarters for the Real Estate |jp
business in the Kootenai Valley ; that I am selling choice Timber
and Farming Lands in large and small quantities; that I sell
Northern Pacific R. R. lands, Town Lots and Mill Sites, and am
M selling lands all the time; that I will write vour Fire Insur- &
tM ance; that I keep the certified Government plats and make a ^
specialty of writing Homestead, Timber and Stone. Contest and
Relinquishment papers, with reliable information to applicants CL
for public lands. Gan do your Conveyancing, Examine Titles, ~
^ Collect Rente and Pay Taxes for nonresidents. Call on
* OHAS. O'OALLAGHAN, Bonners Ferry.
Big Double Store
Agents for \
Some Reductions That May
10c and 15c
Summer Wash Goods—Dimities, Lawns,
Batistes, Swisses, Etj. :
10c values, sale price .....
12^c values, Sale price.
15c values, sale price.
16jjc values, sale price.
Ladies' Misses and Children's Suubon
Mieses' and Children's Straw Hats.—
Regular prices, 50c, and 75c, now . ., 25c
Our entire line of Ladies Mu«lin Under
One fourth off regular price
4 dozen pairs of Ladies' Shoes, tan and
black. Regular prices, $2.50, $2 75
and $3.00. Until sold
BONNER MERCANTILE CO., Ltd.
Largest Crowd in the History of Bonners Ferry
Assembled Here the 4th.
The 4lh of July celebration was
a great success in every particular.
A great crowd was present aud
the program was carried out almost
to the letter as advertised in the
Herald last week. The parade
was formed on neaily the order in
program and made an imposing
line of march, extending back a
surprisingly long distance.
Arriving at the schoolhouse steps
the Declaration of Independence
was read by William VanGasken
to a large ooncouise of people. The
size of the crowd was another sur
prising feature—«urprsethat there
were so many people in the
The balance of the day was given
up to racing and Caledonian sports,
the celebration closing with a
grand, free hall, the people filling
the big hall to overflowing.
The music furnished by the
Bonners Ferry Cornet Band was
highly entertaining and added
much to the enlivenment of the
The prize« award»*«) were:
Boys' foot race- Aldricb first.
There are Good Reasons Why Republicans
Should Stand Pat.
Republican organization and ad- J
ministration of Kootenai county is
entitled to a vote of confidence
Ironi Republicans for the following
The Herald believes that the
1. Because the administration
has been honest, able and economi
3. Because these men, having
gone up against a fusion majority
of 400 two years ago and won,
should not be turned down now
except foi cause—and that cause
something more than ihe hungry
appetite of their opposition for
4. Because the opposition to the
present organization and adminis
tration is being aided and fomented
by men some of whom openly de
cUre that they will not abide by
• the result of the convention unless
they have their way.
5. Because the opposition is
being led by a man who two years
ago assailed every principle of Re
publicanism, insulted Republicans
in personal attacks, and is even
now claimed by certain Democrats
one of their number, and who is
known to hold closer political com
munion with certain Democratic
leaders than with Republican lead
2. Because having been faithful
public servants, common courtesy
entitles them to a second term.
Indian foot race—Charlie, first;
Potato race — Causton, first;
3-legged-r&ce—Bunting & Owens;
first; White & Smith, second.
Foot race, 100 yards—Jones,
first; White, second.
Running high jump—Jones.
Standing high jump—Smith.
Indian pony race—Charlie, first;
Poney race—Mrs. Owen's horse,
first; Causton, second.
Horse race—Holmes of Port Hill
first; Hoagland, second.
Indian canoe race, bucks,—Tam
meo, first; Muschell Temo, second.
Indian canoe race, squaws, Sue
seppe, first; Annie, second.
Tug-of-war, North Side vs. Para
dise Valley—Paradise Valley won.
Ball game, Troy vs Bonners
Ferry—Troy 6, Bonners Ferry 7.
The executive committee having
charge consisted of G. H. Albert,
Wm. VanGasken. Fred Moore, J. F.
Cook, Herman Salscheider, Jack
Fletcher, T. H. \\ aldron and S. D.
Taylor. John E. Tracy, secretary
The finance committee consisted
of G. H. Albert, A. C. Moore and
T. W. McLaughlin.
6. Because the opposition push
is actively aiding and abetting the
opposition to the present Republi
can administration and organiza
tion, and basing their hopes of
D» moeratic success on their abilitj
to stir up Republican strife.
7. Because the false and mali
cious attacks against »he Republi
can organization and administra
tion, found in a newspaper not of
the Republican faith, and which no
Republican newspaper would be
guilty cf publishing, which articles
bear the ear marks of an office
seeker of the opposition organiza
t.on, shows plainly the rule or ruin
tactics employed which is not good
8. Because it is the duty of Re
publicans to uphold their leaders
when they have proven themselves
worthy, not to join with opposition
in assailing them,
9. Because it is Republican to
the core and does not lean on
questionable politics for support.
10. Because, speaking of local
conditions, the present Republican
administration has granted every
petition signed and sent from Bon
ners Ferry and the Kootenai Val
ley, and g rod roads, bridge« and
ferries are being constructed,
are getting something for our taxes
and the people never had more fa
vors from any administration.
The Republican precinct com
mitteeman of Bonnern Kerry pre
cinct is M. Bruce, a progressive
rancher living just south of town.
Mr. Bruce was selected by a unani
mous vote of the delegates at the
county convention two years ag ».
We understand that certain Re
publicans are severely criticising
that selection and want to know
whv it was done.
There were a number of reasons
why his name commended itself
to tne delegates.
To understand the matter better
it is best to consider conditions as
they existed two years ago. At
that time the committeeman of this
precinct neglected absolutely to is
sue a call for a primary. The day
had been designated by the county
committee, but the precinct com
mitteeman refused to issue a call
designating a place or an hour, al
though requested to do so by local
Republicans, and in honor bound
to do so by reason of his position
as committeeman. Republicans
had to line up on the sidewalks
and stand on guard to prevent a
snap judgment primary being held
and the stealing of a delegation
from Bonners Ferry.
Mr. Bruce had taken an active
stand against this evident purpose
to disfranchise the Republicans of
Bonners Ferry and accomplish by
political jobbery what they coma
not secure by un honest ballot aoi
a fair count. He was a Republi
can in every way worthy of the
honor and bis activity in opposing
these jobbers probably suggested
He was selected and he has dis
charged his duties honorably and
The objection to Mr. Bruce comes
from the same source as that which
attempted the primary job two
years ago. The same men are work
ing together this year to accom
plish by deceit and falsehood what
they attempted to do two years ago
by a brazen job.
The Herald invites the closest
inspection into the record of Mr.
Bruce as compared with the record
made by the former committeeman.
The Narcissus Club.
Will meet at 3 p. m. on July 20
at the home of Mrs. W. L. Kinuear.
Vll members are invited to bo
Mrs. S. D. Taylor, Secy.
Dedication at Paradise.
The VI. E. church of Paradise
Valley will be dedicated on Sun
day, July 17, at 11 a m.
M. Craven of Kalispell will preach
the dedication sermon after which
a basket dinner will be given on
the grounds. All are invited.
All Knights of Pythias in good
standing and their families are
cordially invited to be present at
the the installation and banquet
at K. of P. hall, Thursday evening,
T. VV. McLaughlin,
W, L. Kinuear,
James E. Dolan,
A story being peddled around
that the editor of this paper is in
league wita bund point people on a
county seat scheme i» an unquali
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