The Bonners Ferry Herald
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BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO. FRIDAY. AUGUST 9, 1912.
Bonners Ferry Business Men Organize
Kootrnai Valley Commercial
Club Friday Nigbt
CANVASS FOR NEW MEMBERS
To Plan For Active Publicity Campaign
For This Fall
At a meeting of the business
men of Bonners Ferry held last
Friday night the Kootenai Valley
Commercial Club was organized
with A. J. Kent, president; L. N.
Brown, vice president ;
The meeting was held at the
offices of Drs. Fry ik Stauffer and
was called to order by Charles
O'Callaghan who told the gather
ing of the decision of the Publicity
Committee to disband and to turn
over to a regularly organized body,
the advertising of the resources of
the Kootenai Valley. The resig
nations of the Publicity Committee
were accepted and a vote of thanks
was tendered it in acknowledge
ment of the earnest work and sac
rifices made by its members in
carrying out various projects hav
ing to do with the advancing of the
general interests of the Kootenai
Following the election of tem
porary chairman O'Callaghan and
temporary secretary King and after
some discussion it was decided that
the name of "The Kootenai Valley
Commercial Club" was more ap
propriate than that of "The Bon
ners Ferry Commercial Clnb" and
the first name was unanimously
After the election of permanent
officers, President Kent was auth
orized to appoint a committee of
three whose duty it would be to
prepare the constitution and by
laws of the organization and desig
nate the committees to be appoint
ed and their respective duties. W.
P. Mahoney, W. T. James and C,
D. Simonds were appointed on this
After some discussion il was de
cided that the initiation fee for all
members of the new commercial
club should be fixed at $2.00 and
that the monthly dues be fixed at
$1.00 per month. After this de
cision the president was empowered
to appoint a membership committee
which was instructed to immediate
ly set about to secure as many
members of the Kootenai Valley
Commercial Club as possible before
the next meeting of the organiza
tion which will be held at Kent's
hall on Friday evening, August 16
at which time all committees will
make reports of the work they have
President Kent appointed the
following members of the member
ship committee: E. E. Elliott, D.
C. McColl, James Fitzpatrick, E.
K. Fry, C. E. Moore, E. B.
Schielte, John Gardener, Henry
Guthrie, H. O. Jackson and W.
Colomsu Rate* 0u
Great Northern Station Agent
Ashby reports that westbound
colouists fares from eastern points
will be on sale September 25th to
October 10 when the rates to all
common coast points from the
Missouri river, Twin Cities and
Duluth will be $30; from Chicago
$38; from St. Louis $37 and cor
responding reductions from -all
PREVENTED A PROBABLE WRECK
Mrs. Viola Jacobson Wins Recognition
Fron S. I. R r For Bravo Action
Mrs. Viola Jacobson, who resides
on her homestead near Snyder and
who on June 25, during the time
of the severe windstorm which
visited this district, risked her life
to warn the trainmen of the Soo
passenger train of the obstructions
on the railroad track which would
have probably resulted in a disas
trous wreck and loss of life, was
substantially rewarded, recently,
by the head officials of the Spokane
International Railway company.
The terrific windstorm of June
25 blew a number of trees across
the tracks of the S. I. railway and
these obstructions were noticed by
Mrs. Jacobson who posted herself
at a point on the railway company's
right-of-way from which she could
signal the approaching train and
warn its crew of the danger.
About the time the train was due
to arrive several large trees were
blown across the tracks near a curve
between her point of observation
and the passenger train. Mrs.
Jacobson rushed down the hill over
rocks, brush and fallen trees, cutt
ing and bruising herself in the
wild scramble, and arrived at the
curve just in time to prevent an
inevitable wreck which would un
doubtedly have caused the train to
have been hurled into the Moyie
river which washes the track en
bank ment at that point.
Mrs. Jacobson has been person-1
ally thanked for her service by
President Corbin and Supt. E. J.
Roberts and her ranch has been
designated as a "flag" station.'
At "Broad A Ranch.
Friday evening, August 2nd,
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Brody enter
tained again at "Broad A Ranch."
The bouse was lighted with can
dles and the red clover blossoms
were seen everywhere.
The greater part of the evening
was spent at "500." Those re
ceiving high and low scores were
Mrs. Gale and Mr. Bush, Mrs.
Stauffer and Mr. Little.
After lunch had been served by
the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Chas
tek, Mrs. Moore and Miss Shilson,
Miss Clark and Mr. Kelley favored
the guests with several instrumen
tal and vocal numbers.
As the "wee sma' hours" ap
proached, the guests began to de
part, each proclaiming the evening
generally a delightful one.
Entertained at Cards Wednesday
Some 36 of the friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Chastek were roy-j
ally entertained Wednesday even
Several hours were, pleasantly
passed at the card tables, Miss
Vina O'Callaghan and Walter
King winning first prizes and Miss
ing at a "five hundred'
given at the Chastek home on
"The Bench" in honor of Miss
Susan Chastek and Miss Bessie
Agnes Mulfeld and Irving Bush
winning the consolation prizes.
In the serving of a dainty lunch
which followed the card games,
Mrs. Chastek was assisted by sev
eral of her friends. After the re-1
past the hostess passed around
slips of paper upon which were
j written instructions as to what
I each guest should do to provide
; entertainment for his
or her com
i panions. Many of the require
| Iuents were laughable ones and
. much interest was taken in this
diversion that it was long past the
usual time of departure before the
g Uests realized the lateness of the
Sheriff James Kearns was a bus
iness visitor in the city -Wednesday,
GIVE OFFICIAL ELECTION
COMMISSIONERS CANVASS VOTES OF PRIMARY ELECTION-CLOSE
RACE FOR SURVEYOR'S AND PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S
OFFICES—STATE RETURNS INCOMPLETE
Clagstone Gets Many Second Choie» Votes—-Haines'Friends Confident He Will
Get Nomination For Governor on Republican Ticket.
The official returns of the votes
cast on the republican ticket for
governor are being received slowly,
at Boise and it will be several
days yet before it can be defi
nitely decided as to whether
Haines or Clagstoue has won the
nomination. The unofficial returns
of the primary election gave Haines
a considerable lead over Clagstoue,
his nearest opponent. Clagstoue,
is getting many second choice votes
and from reports from Boise is
overcoming the lead credited to
The board of county commission
ers completed the official canvass
Tuesday of the votes cast at the
primary on July 30 for candidates]
on the republican ticket. The can
vass of the democratic votes was
The official returns show that
French, McCracken and Smith
| carried the county for congress,
as did Stewart for justice of the
supreme court. Paul Clagstoue,
j the Bonner county candidate for
the office of governor, carried the
county by a plurality of 920 over
his nearest opponent who was John
W. Haines. Herman H. Taylor,
in the race for the office of lieuten
ant governor, also carried the coun
ty by a plurality of 591. Joseph
Peterson had the majority of the
votes for the office of attorney
B. S. Defenbach has a plurality
of 104 over Dr. O. F. Page for the
office of stateseuator and A. H.
j Conner. E. D. Farmin and E. E.
i Elliot secured the nomination on
j the legislative ticket.
1 Reemer of Bonners Ferry was nom
I inated for the office of sheriff over
, Ed Doust, his nearest opponent,
by a plurality of 97 votes. Andrew
! Christenson also won in the nomi
nation for county treasurer.
F. Wood was the nominee for the
[office of probate judge and Dr.
Knapp was the nominee for coroner.
Mr*. Tedford U Hostess
Some 16 of the friends of Mrs.
Thomas Tedford were delightfully
entertained at the Tedford resi- j
( deuce Wednesday evening at a |
"Five hundred" was !
the game of the evening, Mrs. D. j
Campbell winning the first prize ,
for the highest ladies' score and ;
W. A. Alexander the first prize
i for the gentlemen's highest score,
i After the card games the guests
' enjoyed a delicious lunch served
I by the hostess with the assistance
| of her friends,
The preliminary hearing of the
case of S. E. Henry, charged with
Held On Purjery Charge
purjery, was had Wednesday be
fore Probate Judge Bunde who
bound the defendant over to the
district court under $1,000 bonds
which were furnished. The com
plaining witness against Henry
was Henry Riser who alleges that
the defendant swore falsely in the
case of the Heiir -VGold Mining
! cou 'P an y a K a,nst Henry which was
; tried before Judge Flynn at the
.spring terra of the district court.
William Hutchinson left Tues
day for Libby, Montana.
Clyde Chaffins defeated J. K, j
Ashley for the office of county !
surveyor and W. J. Costello has a
plurality of 55 over Allen P. Asher 1
in the race for prosecuting attorney,
The total republican votes cast ;
at the July primaries for caudi-1
dates for nomination for county |
For stale senator — Byron S. lief
enbach, 1,120; O. F. Page, 915.
For state representatives — E. D.
Fannin, 783; E. E. Elliott, 769;
A. H. Conner, 735; J. E. Holmes,
569; H. H. Sanborn, 562; J. H.
Hoagland, 447; Richard Wilson,
S. K. Henry, 355; W. L.
For commissioner first district—
J. G. Nagel, 1U92: O. L- Peavey,
For commissioner second dis
trict—George McCombs, 1217:
For commissioner third district j
— I). C. McColl, 738; I. Causton, |
Charles Jackson, 621.
421; Jos. Banning, 399; H. B. Car- j
For sheriff— H. S. Reemer, 601;
Edwin Doust, 505; F. H. Luce,
457; Ernest Kitchen, 448: Henry
For treasurer--Andrew Christen
son, 1038; W. F. Whitaker, 426;
J. A. Stewart, 328; A. Butler, 126.
' For probate judge— R. F. Wood,
1200: J. F. Dolan, 633.
For countv superintendent—J.
W. Ramsey, 1527.
For assessor — W. W. VonCauon
For coroner — W. M. Knapp,
1028; F. T. Harris. 695.
For surveyor—Clyde Chaffins,
998. John K. Ashley, Jr., 929.
For prosecuting attorney—W J.
Costello, 869; A. P. Asher, 803;
G. A. Buhrow, 517.
On the democratic ticket J. H
Bunde secured 135 votes for nom
ination as probate judge and park
Holland received 118 votes.
Farmer's Institute A Success
ers attended the institute and Rem
onstration held at Copeland last
Saturday by Prof. W. H. Olin,
head of the university extension
work of the Moscow state univer
sity. Prof. Iddings, Prof. Temple,
Prof. Colgan and Prof. Hughes,
j"H from the Moscow university,
took part in the institute.
.Prof. Olin expressed himself as
being well pleased with the sue
cess of the institute although the
rainy weather resulted in a smaller
lu the neighborhood of 75 farm
attendance than was expected.
Prof. Olin will hold a similar
institute in this city during either
the first or the second week of No
Played Bridge Saturday
Some 16 of the friends of Mrs.
Frank Chastek were her guests at
a bridge party last Saturday after
The prizes were won by
Mrs. O. S. Davis and Mrs. Otto
After the card games
delicious refreshments were served.
The Chastek home was prettily
decorated for the occasion, yellow
aud white forming the color scheme
which was also carried out in the
MAY EXTEND TELEPHONE SERVICE
MunUna and Idaho Telephon« Con
paaiai Plan to Connect Line* Soon
According to reports which have
reached this city the Pacific Tele
phone and Telegraph company is
contemplating the extending of its
(lines from Bonners Ferry to the]
Idaho-Montana state line
there connecting with a line of the
Mountain States Telephone and!
Telegraph company which con
nects Troy, Libby, Kalispell and
other Montana towns. It is
claimed that prominent officials of
both companies have gone over the
proposition together and have re
ported favorably of it and that
construction work will begin
telephone service of the Pacific
Should such an extension of the
States Telephone and Telegraph
company be carried out the resi
dents of the northern towns of
both Idaho and Montana will be
benefited on account of the closer
affiliations which such a line would
inevitably bring about.
Have 500 Acres In Fruit
B O. Graham, manager of the
Kootenai Orchards company which
has some 1,200 acres of land at
McArthur, Ida,, which is being
cleared and put into fruit trees,
was a business visitor in the city
yesterday. Mr. Graham states
that his company now has some
500 acres of land planted in fruit
trees and will plant about 200 acres
more this fall. The company in
tends to continue clearing its laud
until the entire 1,200 acres is set
out in varieties of apple trees which
produce to the best advantage in
Building New Road
A. Klockman, president of the
Idaho Continental Mining company
of Porthill, was a business visitor
in the city Wednesday and Thurs
day, making the trip to and from
Porthill to this city in his motor
boat, the ''Martha''. Mr. Klock
man states that his company is
now employing some 150 men and
about 40 teams in the construction
of the new road from Porthill to
the Idaho Continental mine some
20 miles distant which will be
used, when completed, . in the
transporting oi ore from the mine
to Porthill. The Idaho Contin
ental Mining company has experi
enced considerable trouble in se
curing sufficient teams and labor
Mrs. Klockman, who makes her
home in Spokane, joined her hus
band here Wednesday and will
spend several weeks on the Klock
man Brothers ranch near Porthill.
^ f " ue ^ al servlce » of Mr *.
| Me ,ssa Last e ' who d,ed August 1
. . .
loni ®° 1 lc eceasec ast atur ay
at 1,30 P' m ' J he servlces were
conducted by Rev. John J. 1'acey
and " ,vere attended by a large com
pany of the mourning friends of
Many Attend Funeral
i of heart failure, were held at the
the deceased who gave expression
of their estee,u and re « ard for the
departed one in many beautiful
floral tributes. The body was
shipped to Correction ville, Iowa'
Sold Indian Whiskey
J. P. Anderson was tried and
convicted in Justice of Peace
O'Callahan's court Saturday on the
charge of having sold intoxicants
to an Indian on "circus day."
The defendant was fined $30 and
costs which he paid.
The ladies aid society of the
Presbyterian church will meet next
Wednesday afternoon at the home
of Mis. H. A. Gale,
Mining Industry in Moyi«-YaktD:slrtct
Is Now on (he Boom---Many
Men Are Employed
DEVELOPMENT WORK PUSHED
Thousands of Dollars Being Expended
For Machinery and Improvements
According to the records of A.
J. Kent, deputy mineral recorder
for the Moyie-Yakt mining district,
there have been more mining loca
tions recorded the past year than
have been recorded during a period
covering the previous five years.
The mining industry in the Moyie
Yakt district is rapidly assuming
large proportions and within a
radius of some 25 miles of Bonners
Ferry there are ten or twelve prop
erties which are being rapidly
developed and which give every
promise of becoming dividend pay
Among the most promising of
the nearby mining properties is
that of the Idaho Continental
Mining company near Porthill.
This company employs a large crew
of men and has hundreds of ton?
of rich galena ore on its dumps
and is now preparing to spend
$125,000 in development work.
The Idamont Mining company,
financed by Moscow, Ida. business
men, has a crew of 22 men work
ing on its group of claims located
four miles east of here. This com
pany is now working on a 42 foot
vein of galena ore and plans to
construct an aerial tram and a con
centrating plant at Crossport in
the near future.
At Boulder creek, 14 miles east
of Bonners Ferry, the Idaho Gol<j
& Radium Mining company have
a crew of 42 men at work. This
company has a group of 17 claims,
six of which are quartz and the
remaining 11 are placer claims.
The company is completing a two
and a half mile wagon road from
Leonia to its property and have a
sawmill plant under construction,
The Idaho Gold and Radium
Mining company plan to generate
electric power at Leonia which
they will use in the hydraulic
mining of their placer claims.
They now have an expert at their
camp who is looking over the
ground in older to determine the
advisability of constructing an elec
The Moyie Gold Mining com
pany has a group of 13 claims 20
miles northeast of this place and is
working two shifts. This is a
gold property and extensive devel
opment work is being done in the
way of tunnels and cross cutting.
The company now has some 250
tons of ore on its dumps which
will average $40 per ton in gold
Mr*. Cleghcm Entertains
Among the several charming
social functions of the past week
was the "five hundred" card party
given Tuesday afternoon by Mrs.
C. P. Cleghorn at her home on the
Northside when 12 of her lady
friends passed a most pleasant
afternoon. The highest score was
made by Mrs. T. W. McNear who
was awarded the first prize, a
beautiful piece of handpainted
china. The second prize was won
by Mrs. W. A. Alexander. De
i licious refreshments were served
after the card games.
The Cleghorn home was ren
dered doubly attractive for the
occasion by the profuse decoration#
of various colored nasturtium*,
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