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'.yr y»yv*** - ▼S'-x ■>, c yg/ % \ 'V Succeeding tHE silver blàde. Jm "••• ~'" •iVi-i." li ,.-■■■ PRICE $1.00 PER YEAR RATHDRUM» KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1903. VOLUME IX. NUMBER 13. THRIVING RATHDRUM. Progressive, Growing Town. County Seat of Kootenai County. On Northern Pacific Main Line. Centre of Picturesque and Diversified Farm ing District. Fine Water, Fertile Soil, Good Climate. Boating, Batliing, Fishing, Hunting, Camping. Splendid Opportunities for Investor and Homeseeker. In Mineral Bearing Dis trict. Welcome to all Newcomers. By I. I. MDHPHY. In noting the salient features of Rathdrum and surrounding country, it has not been our intention to In dulge in fltmixjyant description or boom the district. Plain facts, plain ly staled, is cur purpose and brevity aud conciseness serve far better. No where. though, are better chances to be had and this is the time and now is the hour to investigate this garden spot and take advantage of the spleu dld opportunities on every hand. The strictest investigation is courted and nowhere is a heartier welcome extend ed to the new comer. Ilathdruin is a bustling, lively, sub stantial town (if 1,0C0 Inhabitants, situated on the main line of the Nor thern Pacific road, twenty-seven miles from Spokane and it is the center of a picturesque and diversified firming, timber, and mining district. It is the county seat of Kootenai countv, with a quarter of a million acres of the fin est land the sun shines on, blossoming as the rose, and hundreds of thousands of more acres that need hut the tinkle of lha plow and the touch of the. hoe to hurst into harvest. We have im mense quantities of timber, a grqat deal (if our woodland not having been explored yet and cur sawmills will be running full blast for Ufiy years to as on are several attractive summer resorts, J Finfc Lake, Hayden Lake, Spirit Lake, ! Sucker Lake and larger bodies of wat- j er like Lakes Coeur d'Alene and Pend ("Oreille. Visitors from all over the 1 come. The best fishing and hunting in the State arc to be had here and adjacent Northwest frequent these delightful spots and there fishing to delight the ' most enthusiastic angler can be had. And game including the graceful deer abound in our mountains. Rathdrum is charmingly located, snrrounded on all rides by wooded mountains, keeping watch and ward, as it were, over our fair little city. Besides being on the maiu line, sur veys have been made for a r.ii ' road through the Hoodoo and Spirit v; Uiys and thus thousards of acres of virgin farming and timber land will be op ened up. Prospecting has shown that gold, Silver, copper and lead, are found in our mouillai ns and the new smelter be*ng built at Sandpoint will enable mines to market their ores advan tageously. Toe day is not far dis tant when we will have mines em ploying thousands of men, therebv furnishing the best of markets for our farm and orchard products. We grow fine crops of wheat, oats, barley and rve, and our hay goes as high as four tons to the acre averag ing $12 a ton. Fruit growing is but in its infancy and the time is not far distant when our fruit will command tho markets of the couutry for flavor, size and hardiness, conditions being ideal here for producing ihe very best Our valley lands make model stock ranches and there is but little labor to be incurred with them. our or expense The wild native grass yields a ton acre and tlniothv, clover, often sown on these lands producing Considerable an etc., are four tons to the acre, of this laud can be had 11 s homesteads or by homestead relinquishments and I the nearby mountains give all the fuel and fencing materials required, j The mountainous timber lands can the timber and Tie taken up under stone acts and these offer a very at part full they grow from time in and shape. here car Bui John al does es tact, and every and here ty one. in He we ed ests first a as aged tical fore of one Mr. we low are is ed in us Mr. John C. It tractive proposition to the poor man as there is a constantly increasing de mand for lumber and as the railroads are extending their lines in all direct ions, they will increase in value fast. Near the valley edges, these lands make flue fruit farms. Railroad ties fence posts, telegraph and telephone poles can also be cut and they find a ready market. Our prairie lands need but to be fenced, plowed, and when improved as farms, they can be had on easy terms though the price is go ing up every year. Some prairie laud can be had by homsteadlng or by bomstead relinquishments. "you'll have to hurry". Our climate cannot be excelled and we have the purest of water and Rathdrum and Kootenai county offer opportunities for which the North west might be searched in vain. Lo cation, climate, water, railroads, farming, uilntng and lumbering, boating, bathing, fishing, hunting, and a liberal, progressive, wideawake people, all combine to make ours a favored section indeed. Yet real es täte and country property are not held too high and the stranger Is cor dially welcomed and met half way In his desires. Rathdrum has two banks, churches of leading denominations, fraternal organizations, comfortable, attractive homes, telephone, cable and telegraph J connection, and briefly, one finds ! here all that could be expected in » j bright, up to date, substantial town of Ibis size. Much moie might be 1 written of this favored spot but wi have thought best to note the leading ' points merely confident that th» most searching investigation will more than bear out every statement herein made. The right band oi friendly greeting awaits those whi cast their lot with us. Rathdrum bids welcome to all. The Bank of Cemmerce, Thomas & Callahan.—What Rathdrum has need ed has been banking facilities but with the establishment of the Bank of Commerce, the demand has been fuily supplied and the emphatic suc cess this institution has met with since it started, shows that it is ap preciated by our people. It Is man aged on the right lines and its finan cial responsibility Is undoubted, Mr. Thomas, the main owner, being well known throughout the Northwest as a man of high honor, commercial standing, and a keen financier. He owns the leading bank at Newport, Wash., and he is broad guage and progressive in his views. This bank has developed a large and valuable connection and we receive from it ac commodations which are not excelled in a town of this size anywhere. Since the day it first opened Its doors, it has moved steadily along the path of safe, conservative progress, and it keeps pace with the growth and de velopment of this favored region, sa gacity, energy, and the most honor able principles characterize the di rection of its affairs, banking In all its branches is carried on, and it Is h weighty factor in the upbuilding of our city. Its vaults are fire and burglar proof, and nothing is lackln I lbat a flrst c j ugg ^„k should have f or a town of this size, j Callahan,the Cashier is too well known to need commendation at our bands. lie was formerly our County Auditor and was for some time engaged In the r'r trade he Is He and are an idual is market and best our ronize meats ter Is all per of tels, All will th real estate and insurance business meeting with success in bis various undertakings, and he Is a shrewd, highminded gentleman, having the implicit confidence of every member of the community. Mr. R. E. Young the Assistant Cashier, is well quali fied for his post. The Hank or Com merce always lends a helping hand to all worthy movements aiming to ad vance the best interests of the city. The Rathdrum Lumber Co, of which Messrs. Christie, Shaner ftGja lire the proprietors, should not be left out of this description of our business interests as they are all gentlemen of character, push, aDd long experience in their line and they are winning. Their lumber plant is one of our old established aud prosperous enterprises having formerly been run by Mr. Post one of our respected pioneers. They do a large retail trade as well as wholesale, and they all take active part in the business, each doing Lis full part and contributing in equal measure to the success of the concern. Lumbering is in good shape now and they can expect that their trade will grow rapidly. Any lumber bought from them may be relied on every time and their customers stay by them. Messrs. Christie, Shaner & Gaa are in every way worthy of confidence and their business Is in first rate shape. They have a large connection here and are bnuwn to be men of un bending Integrity. They also sell in car lots. John W. Peters, Postmaster r-Mr. John W. Peters as our leading Feder al official should receive very kiudly mention from us as his position here does him credit indeed. He discharg es his duties with ability, zeal, and tact, hi6 clerks are intelligent, polite, and prompt, and our people hare every reason to be satisfied with the service. Considerable mail is handled and the business of the office moves pleasantly and expeditiously. Mr. Peters was formerly In mercantile life here and his career in this communi ty has been a successful and honorable one. He is well and favorably known in this part of the Stale and his ap pointment as Postmaster gave satis faction to all sections of our people. He is now filling his second term and we do not think there is a post office anywhere in the State that Is manag ed with greater regard for the inter ests of the public than ours Is. Mr. Peters is a gentleman of pleasant manner, and spotless integrity. Henry Reiniger, Jr., Hardware.—A first class hardware establishment is a great advantage to a town and Mr Reiniger fills the bill in every respect as it is an up to date and well man aged store. He is a thoroughly prac tical man, being an expert on hard ware and he runs his place on lines that cannot fall to win, his father be fore him having been one of the most successful hardware men In this part of the State. He keeps a full stock of shelf a heavy hardware and nothing finds place on Jiis shelves or counters that he cannot fully warrant. It is one of our favorite trading places and Mr. Reiuiger has a large and valuable acquaintance among the people of this region being known to be rigidly honest and always a "pusher". Prices, we wish to state emphatically, are us low as the lowest and only goods of standard make in the different lines are sold. Mr. Reiuiger is a man who is w.nnlng success by the fairest of methods and those who deal with him may be sure they will always be treat ed in a perfectly honorable manner. His premises are well located and nothing is lacking that a first class progressive, hardware store should have. Mr. Reiniger is a man who combines commercial sagacity witb vim and courtesy and he is one of our best busiuess men. J. J. Will, Dealer in Fruit Trees, Ranch Owner.—Mr. J. J. Will has lived in this section some time and has ever been a man of energy and good repute. He has full confidence in the great future close at band for us and the fruit ranch which be owns be owns four miles from town 1* an ideal spot indeed for growing fruit. C. It is increasing In value every year and Mr. Will U well Informed In regard to the raising of all kinds of fruit. He represents the Louisiana Nursury, Louisianaf-Missouri,' and has a large | a The more ply line who sive and the their son is year. of ly win » be dit and al is aud of oi & ap Mr. as He and ac path it de sa di all h of and ly is have the trade as his goods stand every test and he Is a man who never misrepresents. He devotes all bis time to his ranch and fruit tree business and his affairs are In first class shape. Mr. Will is an in tellement, goahead. liberal Indiv idual who is always on the move and is one of our substantial residents. Grant Vess, Meat Market —This market should not be neglected as we summarize our mercantile interests and Mr. Grant Vess runs one of the best in this part of the State. And our people may be sure that they pat ronize him, they receive excellent meats at a very fair price. He does a splendid trade and no butcher in the Northwest understands the line bet ter than he does. His establishment Is kept perfectly clean, furnished with all up to date appliances for the pro per transaction of business, and the choicest steaks and tenderest meats of all kinds are always on hand here, provisions being purchased from the leading houses. Mr. Vess is a hard worker and he makes special prices to boarding houses, restaurants and ho tels, to all large customers In short. All patrons are treuted In a courteous accommodating, way and his trade will no doubt increase with the grow th of the city. Mr. Vess is a keen, commercial man, attends strictly to business and is honest to the cent. is be of is of us of who of him and who our has and and for owns an and to other leading makes, and he has every He detail of the farm Implement business at his floger ends. Mr. Royce plant large | cd his stakes here in 'W and there is j no Ing the tion good ies' ice Mrs. add, too. and and by most the the ility, her well put and Reinhart Brothers, Lumber Mill.— The lumborlng interest are becoming more and more important for the sup ply of timber is becoming exhausted though the demand is increasing. The line Is well represented here by the Reinhart Brothers and they are men who have a thorough and comprehen sive grasp of it. They have been en gaged in this business several years and are experts at it. Their estab lishment here Is well equipped with the latest and best machinery and their lumber will challenge compari son with any turned out anywhere. It is run on up to date principles and and ten their trade increases from year year. It is one of the main feature of the town and they employ a larg force of men, paying good wages. On ly broad guage, wide awake men ca; win in this line and the Reinhart him man. erests for soul havo shown that the right stuff is I them. Courteous, liberal and pic gressivo, we take pleasure in notir them among the substantial and pro perous busiuess men of Rathdrum. r C. II. Peters, Jeweler, Watchmak. —Mr. Peters though not with uslo ;? should nevertheless be given due c fe> dit as one of our pushing busing, men and he is fully trusted by y people. A child could trade w t j him as safely as a grown person co^. and his business methods and per*,,,., al character are beyond reproach. is an expert jeweler und watchma^ aud he keeps a stock of goods in line that is very creditable for a t*, u ] of this size. Prices are always (ce fectly fair and just and Mr. Peters is succeeding because he knows how to deal with people and treats all his patrons with courtesy and adaman tine honesty. Ho Is a gentleman of pleasant manner, unwavering integ rity, and energy. In buying jewelry, confidence in the seller Is the main requisite as only an expert Is aware of the exact value of goods of this kind but Mr. Peters' statements can be re lied on every time. We need a man like him in the jewelry aud watch making line. fldt one main it we size and tion and our C. W. Royce, Agricultural Imple ments.—In no other line has our couotry made such vast strides as In the development and improvement of agricultural machinery. These mar velous mventtons have lightened the burden of the farmer and added great ly to bis bank account so that now the husbandman's lot Is a happy one indeed. Here in Ratbdrum this In dustry is well represented by Mr. Roy ce an old timer here and a gentle man whose success Is owing to his ad amantine honor, keen, commercial acumen and everlasting hustle. He is a bard worker, always deals fairly and honorably with ouc and all and his trade has grown steadily from year to year. He bandies the Osborne cutting machinery, Deere plows, aud X is a to to every plant is j no man better.known than he is. hav Ing always paid a hundred cents on the dollar, and fulfilled every obliga tion as live progressive, citizen and good business man. Mrs. E. M. Thorpe, Millinery, Lad ies' Goods.—This Is an establishment which commands very favorablo not ice from us as our ladles patronize Mrs. Thorpe very freely anrl we might add, with perfect truth, 'very wisely too. She keeps only those hats and bonnets that she knows will please and she has built up a large trade. Painstaking and accommodating in dealing w!tb her patrons, her taste and moderate prices are appreciated by our people. Her business Is in a most satisfactory condition ând she 1$ the leading milliner in this part of the State. Being a buyer of rare ab ility, her go'ds are always artistic and fashionable, competent and experienced lady in her profession and she is doing very well indeed. Her parlors are c inven* Icntly located, now styles are to be found there just as soon as they are put on the market and Mrs. Thorpe, herself, Is a lady of refinement and mercantile ability. There is no nec essity whatever for any of our wives and sisters patronizing outside estab lishments as long as Mrs. Thorpe is with us. J. R. Wilson, Justice of the Peace. Real Estate dy> was say and der it is She Is a thoroughly A the en and It and Judge Wilson is entitled to promi nent mention in these pages as he has long been identified witb this section and bis career has been an honorable and active one. lie has been with us ten years, owning a valuable ranch near town and he has always com manded the fijll confidence of our people, lie is now serving his second term as Justice of the Peace, and be administers his duties with sound judgment and impartiality. He Is also engaged In the real estate line, having a great deal of desirable pro tQjj)grty_for sale both city and country On ca; as lie'is aTÏÏroaÜ gû8g<?' 0 Mr. Wright's contracting inlf*' him to handle, man. erests being so large, Mr. S. E. Begg manages store and he is well adapte? 8 " is .rig for the position as he puts heart au| Kl soul into his work, enjoys the full eori ln I r ;? fe> y j u ] is to his of main of kind re man 3 as fldt nce of Mr. Wright and the con munity. Fair and liberal dealing will 18 one and all is his watchword. Mrs. Lavin, Mountain View Iloto —The Mountain View Hotel, as tt main feature of our city, should 1 highly commended In these pages frs. it is a great credit to the city, in faj to we do not. think there is a town th we size in the West that has such a lari for and weil equipped house. Its lodow tion is excellent, being just a stjers, from the railway station, and it Hess surrounded by beautiful, well kel'et lawns, making it an attractive, sjaws and very pleasing to the eye. 1 tum our only first class establishment avith ihose wmda.uractically all the cijller hats and bonnets are bought from leading houses and she never over charges. Our ladies have fnll confi dence in her and they bnow no better value can be bad anywhere. Styles are always the latest and fashionable and she nolds her trade remarkably well. There is no more trustworthy millinery establishment In Nortnern Idaho and Mrs. Peters enjoys the re spect and confidence of all. She is the only trimmer here doing all the work in this line. O. K. Livery, W. II. Cleland.—Mr. Cleland Is well known in this part of the State and his business is in first rate condition. He knows the livery line like a book and no one can say he did not receive full value and courteous attention when dealing with him. Once you begin patroniz ing him vou are very likely to become a steady customer. He keeps good horses, his rigs are right, and drivers are accommodating and to be relied on. The establishment is open day night and no one Vvas ever overcharg ed here It Is ouc of the most success ful liveries In this part of the state andMr.Cleland is worthy of strong re commendation as he is of unwavering honesty, full of go, and always atten tive to business. The service one re ceives at this barn cannot be excelled. Burrow & Beck, Furniture anrl Undertaking.—Messrs. Burrow £ utinued on lisnri* three * en ;cn ral our In of mar the great now one In Mr. gentle ad He fairly and from aud ! Post Falls. I Judge J. H. Kenedy went to Spokane, Sunday, to. witness an operation on his son, W'. C. Kene* dy> for appendicitis. The oper-j ation, which was successful was performed at the Mountain View Sanitarium. The patient iè resting easily. Well! how it does rain. Why some will say they never saw much rain. There is one of twQ things: they do riot care what thfey say or their hieiriorics are very short. The city dads äre having thrç town cooler and engine house moved to lots, i and 2 ) block 25 , which they purchased for the pur pose. Well now, but we did celebratq and had fireworks too, and, Ohj how the rain did drive us in, and noW We listen to big; rolls of thun^ der over north of Rathdrum, and it makes a man think he is back ill Illnois or some other climate. / Miss Cora Kenedy went to Spo kane, Wednesday evening, to visit her brother at the Sanitarium. Rufus Dillard's buggy horse is dead. He was about 20 years oldf Street Commissioner Dittemore is doing sonie good Work. Capt. Fisher expects to get his transportation to the national sold iers' home, in California, any day. parties looking * » Is There are some for a sawmill site here. The planer is not running steadÿ as yet, but it does nice work. This rainy weather bothers thé graders on the grades on the eleE tric road. Granite. 0 8 " Miss Roberta Noble, ol Athol/ is visiting her many friend« at Gra nite. Kl ln Bert Michaels ancl daughter Pearl, of Spirit Lake, are visiting witli the family of A. J. Clatk thiè week. Mabel Leonard, of Spokane, is visiting friends in Granite this week. The family of Geo. Peacoclc spent the 4th in Coeur d'Alene. ; Mr. May and family went to Rathdrum to spend the 4th. Bode Lamberson, mother ancif sister, spent the 4th at Athol. as 18 to we for re is the of first say and good day state re re anrl £ ral State News. The Boise republican city conven tion met July 2, and placed a ticket in the field. The nominations of James A. Pinney for Mayor was made unamiomous. There was an opposing: faction but it could not egree on a ticket. The ticket is as follows. Mayor—lames A. Pinney. City Treasure—Benjamin Q. Petteu * 111 . Counciimcn: First Ward—II. S. Worth man, L. P. Grunbautu, C. K. Andrews. Second Ward J. IL Cfood, D. I?J' Moseley, E. W. Schubert. Third Ward— C. II. Roberts, Leou ard Logan M. II. Barber. Fourth Ward— S. B. Kingsbury, J. C. Drèssies, W. t. Thrallkill. The rapid disappearance of the. more valuable timbers of the Ùuited States has led to a new form of econ omy, which already gives great pro-, mise, This is briefly put; a Scientific method of seasoning with a view to making timber as immune from de cay as $bssible. As the presence of moisture is essential to the develop ment of the fungi which saves decay ihe thorough drying of th6 timber in advance of Its use goes a long way towards preserving it: Added to this the bureau of forestry is experiment ing with various substances by which the wood can be prevented from ab-, soi hing moisture after it' h'asbeenjcuiu ! pletely seasoned.—Rockford Register,