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x>t A TATT n I j J\ I J Ci ; M *1.50 PER YEAR. RATHDRUM, IDAHO. SATURDAY. JUNE 29, 1895. OL. l.-NO. 5. 177 «. 1800 . HURRAH ! a is 7 « p: V Pi FOURTH OF JULY ! The Eagle Will Squeal in Rathdrum On the Glorious Fourth. Rathdrum has perfected arrange ments to fittingly celebrate the natal The celebration will day this year, take place in a beautiful grove east of town, just on the west side of the race track, where a nice pavillion for dancing has been built, and every thing arranged conveniently for the enjoyment and comfort of all who at tend the picnic. An interesting pro . gram has been prepared, consisting of horse, bicycle and foot races, and oth er sports and pastimes to numerous to mention. Refreshments will he serv ed on the grounds. The Post Falls orchestra, consist ing of five pieces, wiil he present to furnish music during the day, and also for a grand hall to oe given at Eilert's hall in the evening. The ar rangement for this celebration is in the hands of a committee who will leave nothing undone to make it a grand success. LIVE ITEMS FROM SANDPOINT. Extensive Improvements On the Trestle Soon to Commence. [From Our Regular Correspondent.] Sandpoint, June 28.—Messrs. Mc Lauren, Goode and Crane, the United States mineral land Commissioners for the Coeur d'Alene land district, accompanied by Mr. Pelf, represent ing the Northern Pacific railroad com pany, have been making Sandpoint their headquarters during the past vireek, while examining and classify ing the contiguous country. From here the commissioners went to Koote nai where they will remain some time. A meeting will be held in Sandpoint Saturday. June 29th, to hear and file complaints and contests, if there will t lie any, on the landsalready classified. | Mr. H. Heacock, general manager j of State Milling- and Lumbîr Compa ny, of Missoula county, Montana, was in the city Wednesday. His object here was to dispose of about 400,000 feet of cedar shiögle logs to the Fowle shingle mill and the Sandpoint Mer cantile Company. The logs in ques tion were some which got away from a boom in the Clark's Fork and which are at present scattered over the lake. They are branded "B" and "[13»" an( l ail persons should know that any logs in the lake having these marks are the property of the above-named. i It is reported in railroad circles | that the fill in the Ion# trestle at this place, which is 1,300 feet long, will be repropped with stone, the work to As the fill commence in a few days, is from 15 to 30 feet high and 1,^00 feet long it will require considerable time, not a little rock and â dollar or so to foot the bills. It is also report ed that extensive work will be done on the trestle by the bridge crews The Sandpoint Base Ball associa tion was formed last Thursday eve ning. C. E. Redman was elected manager and Mr. Baker was selected as captain. The purpose of the or ganization is to play the Hope ninë a game of ball at this place on the 4th of July. The players bave not been selected. The N. P. railroad company intends putting in a new sand spur at this place, the old one being under water at certain seasons of the year. The new spur will be on the island about half way out on the long trestle. Tie contracts on the Great North ern are about closed as are the piling and pole contracts, and everything dicates a nice quiet summer in the timber business. * Harry Baldwin bas returned from Lakeview, where he has been doing some extensive decorating and paper hanging. He reports everything li ve ly in that town. J. Y. Nesbit, manager of the Fowle shingle mill, made a short trip to Hope this week. The Ewing Brothers are filling an extensive order for cedar posts. B. F. Butler returned from Rath drum Thursday. n ADBANY FALLS BUDGET. The Steamer "Metaline" Almost Ready For Excursionists. [From Our Regular Correspondent.] Albany Falls, June 27.—Fishing for the last three or four days has been first-class. The weather is just beginning to get warm about noon, hut the mornings and evenings are delightful. The steamer "Metaline" is rapidly nearing completion. Her owners, J. H. Boyd of Spokane, and Captain p. S. Miller are straining every nerve fco have her ready to steam up on next Sunday. A. E. Davidson, who repre sented the Third ward in the Spokahe council in 1888-90, is in charge of the men employed in putting up the m# t chinery. He is negotiating for a col | an( j W ill probably establish his j family at this place, The first camping party of the sea son to arrive consisted of ex-Council man C. S. Knox and family of Spo kane. Mr. Knox is at present filling a position as clerk in the postoffice At Spokane, and having a two weeks' v cation is camping in a beautiful grove on Judge Luce's ranch. Tt}e ladies aod children are enthusiastic l —everybody knows Charley Knox— has a story to tell about fish, and a true story at that. He was trying bis a about the beauty of the place. Charie; i luck on Wednesday, and found that | he had three fish at one time on hi9 Hoe. He succeeded in getting them on the rocks at the expense of a bro-1 ken pole, and then ensued a scramble on the part of the tlsh to regain the watery element, and a determined ef- ty fort on the part of Charley to prevent their escape. By throwing himself rthe flat on on the rocks and grabbing with his hand9 and feet in every direction, he at- last succeeded in smothering the in varmints and getting them into the basket. When last seen he was try- ly ing to persuade Davidson to mend his Ashing rod. He declares that no bushel basket could measure his fun | be since he has been out here. A D. N. McChesney alternates be tween his law office at Newport and which he I his fine ranch "Glencot," on has in quite a crop. Captaiu J. D. Miller and family have rented a house of Albeni Poirier and are now living at this place. J. B. Callahan is nursing a sore hand received while cutting ties. JH ••Blackloot" Mining; District. R. Miller came up from Spokane on | business Wednesday, returning to the Mr. Miller I city the same evening. aecently made a trip to Baker City, and visited some of the mines in that | locality. He saw the "Philipps" mine five miles from Baker City, and the "Virtue," 12 miles from the city, and was quite favorably impressed wîthl botb properties. On returning from Oregon he stopped at Palouse City, and thence drove to what is known as Blackfoot" mining district in | Latah county, where placer mining the 4 4 has heretofore been the chief attrac Of this district Mr. Miller I tion. spoke in glowing terms, some import-1 ant discoveries having recently been made which will help the camp won derfully within a short time. Several ledges have been struck- with from three to five feet of free milling pay | ore, assaying as high as $50 and $«0 per ton. Mr. Miller thinks that a I conservative average would be about $20 per ton. He seemed highly pleas ed with what be saw in that locality, and will piobably re-visit'it in the near future. Mr. Miller says the crop outlook in the Palouse country is just splendid and an abundant harvest is assured. He is a close observer, and says that. times are fast improving. He will make a tour of British Columbia in the near future, and upon his return promises some highly interesting min- 1 ing news. The case of Smith vs. Sharai came I In the Probate Court. a At a bis ty and only $1.50 per year. up for hearing in the probate court | yesterday, and resulted in the de fendant being fined $50 and costs. | them I .. Space forbids giving the full details of the case this week. Several witnesses from Hope were | present at the -trial, among Messrs. Crandall, Slaven and Childs. a Subscribe for The Silver Blade, the newsiest paper in Kootenai coun-1 LAKE. SP1 Through the Courtesy of W. H. Gle land The Silver Bbade man was last Sunday afternoon given an opportunl ty to see this hiost beautiful little lake. The drive from Rathdrum to rthe lake is a most pleasant one, occu pying about one hour, the distance be ing between 11 and 12 miles. Wlth in three or four miles of the lake the road is lined on either side with state ly firs, cedars and tamaracks so tall and dense that they seem to reach the clouds, and in places the sun cannot be seen from th€ road at mid-day. or ThU Beautiful Llfc of Water. A Brief Descriptl tie B< Arriving at the lake we were pre Rodcheck, the Spirit om we found a very sented to Pete pioneer, wh pleasant gentlenian. Pete has things fixed up very neatly and conveniently about his place, and campers and pleasure-seekers will find here many unexpected accommodations. To gain a beiter knowledge of the lake and view the grand scenery of • • the country surrounding, Pete kindly offered us the useaof pretty little row | boat, 1° which We rowed around the entire lake. The scenery Is simply I magnificent and words beggar desert p Everywhere may be seen love tion. | ^ spots that seem so inviting by the enchanting scenery surrounding iha.t ever - makes one feel he would like just such au location to pitch his tent for The deep canons, the dense forests of the mountain sides and val an( l ^is lovely body of water is certainly a paraqise of paradises for About four | hunters and anglers. miles from our starting point a beau tiful little islaqd loomed in sight, five aejes, and soon we landed at a hretty wharf where a little steamer vas anchored. Our I cor,tal,,| ng about KuMe informed uk that this was Brick LH an( i> and \ery soon we had the Pleasure of meeting it* genial proprl | e l- or ' L. Bricksl. who kindly took u9 a,oun(l an<1 pointed out the var I iuus improvements he had made about I' s ^ ;lnd ' things fixed up ver > r nice1 *- and kee P s au hot « 1 for the accommodatibn of pleasure-seekers at,d <*Por«*'nen. Several gentlemen were öt)0 PP ,n S here last Sunday, among whom were c - Hoffman, Ed. Ir win anc * Henry Doolittle. Mr. Brick el 0WDS a flne 1Il 4 le learner, the "VI °l a »" 21 feet long with 5-ft. beam, which is always at the disposal of P leasure parties ^bo desire to make a tour aroun( l the lake, 1 There is another steamer on the lake for the accommodation of pleasure seekers, the "Reco," 34 feet long with 9-fi. beam, which is owned by a Mr. I Wharton, but whom we had not the | pleasure of meeting on this trip, | from one to one |and one-half wide. ss, Salmon, Silver, I Lake and Bull trèut being the species caught. .Spirit lake was so called on account 1 0 f a superstition prevailing among the iven miles long and Spirit lake is | Fishing is flrst-cl Indians In this pärt, that ft was in habited by a large sea monster which I at one time swallowed seven Indians, On this account the redskins do not frequent this lake much.