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iUi jrii inr \ « } I a P? Kl f $ « ? "14 * t SUCCEEDING THE SILVËR BLADE. V. JT *' * ~«X**Z*'T3aÊ ,1.^ , '1 > KATHDIUM, KOOTENAI OOÜNTY, IDAHO, 'FRIDAY,* AUGUST T. léOB. VOLUME IX. NUMBER 17. PRICE #1.00 PEU YEAR a General News. Scum of Europe Here Nearly 1,000,000 of the inhabitants of foreign countries have been added to the population of the United States in the fiscal year. This Is the largest number which has arrived in any one year of its history. Of this number, 634,885 landed at New York, and of the number landing In New York, 0, 416 were debarred, and 8,769 of the totiU for tile country were denied ad mission, When an analysis Is made of this rast flood of humanity the result is startling. The countries of Southern Europe are being depopulated of their lowest class of population, and tbc United States is being deluged-with a horde of Italian pushcart shovers and organ grinders, with an army of igno rant, unskilled and degraded human ity from Austria-Hungary and with a band equally as large and as undesir able from the Russian empire. The desire for business on the part of ifce great trans- Atlantic steamship companies Is declared to lie the cause id this great stimulus to Immigration to this country. In many cases priests preachers, school teacners and even magistrates and police agents are the paid agentsof lhe%rausportalion coni panics. Commissioner Generitl Sa-gent be lieves that the immigration laws of the United States should be amended by at least adding an educationaTTest to the qualifications which immi grants will have to possess before they can obtain admission to the country. Mr. Sargent believes that a grave danger threatens the country unless something is done to check the un precedented influx of the undesirable foreign element, Ignorance, illiteracy and indiffer ence to government arethechief char acteristics of arriving aliens, with a tendency to settle down in the crowd ed districts of the large cities, and these Commissioner Surgent thinks the chief dangers from immigration. This class of foreigners has no knowl edge of or sympathy for American in stitutions: they do not seek homes or employment exc«-pt In the squalor of the cities, where their presence and Empba Influence are impediments, sizing this point, Commissioner Sar gent declared that the reports of his bureau show that for the six months from January 1 to June 30 of the pres ent year 580 of the immigrants admit ted at the port of New-York became public charges in that city. A Reward of 3,000.00 Offered. The Northern Pacific Railway Co., i has offered a reward of $1000 and the couuty commissioners of Park county Montana, a reward of $2,000, for the apprehension of the miscreants who attempted to destroy the large rail road bridge acioss the Yellowstone river at Livingston, and wreck the the castbound passenger train, Sun day morning last. The explosion, of dynamite, was terrific and broke win dows in scores of houses in the east ern part of Livingston. No part of the city escaped a severe shock, big bridge was twisted out of align ment. The powder had been placed by Inexperienced persons, and tothat fact is attributed the escape of the structure. A hole was made in the central pier of the bridge. The MAMMOTH CAVE A mammoth ca^e has been div eovered near Box Canyon on the IVml d'Orellle river 40 miles iieluw New port, Wash. The original discoverer, K Scandinavian, named Johnson, made the find over a year ago and ex plored it about a mile, exact location of the cave mouth a secret and 'filled out to explore He has not been lie kept the the cave nMrre fuUy. heard of since and is supposed to have The other lost his life in the cave, day a man named Gould discovered a cave in tbe loc.-lity supposed to be identical with the lind made by John «on. After several days of balloting be hind closed doors, the ( conclave of car dinais at Rome has chosen Cardinal Sarto to succeed the late Pope Leo [ XIII, the morning of Aug. 4th, and the The election took place on new pope will reign under the title of Pius X, The chain of 400 years of Italian popes remains unbroken. Pius X is a native of the peninsula, having been born at Venice, June 2, 1835, He is said to be popular, and, although 68 years old, is still strong and vigorous. • The desperadoes who escaped from the Folsom penitentiary, California, are still at large. They were surround ed on a hill near Placerville, Sunday, but ambushed a squad of militia, killing or wounding three. The con victs then drew off In the brush. A large sheriff's posse Is also in pur suit, hut militiamen and civilians have been tired out by the pursuit. The Union Pacific Coal Co., of Hanna, Wyo., where about 200 min ers lost thair lives In an explosion, has offered to settle with the relatives of the men killed, cn the basis of $250 for the unmarried men and $500 to be paid each widow, with $50 ad ditional for each child in the family. State News. food enter the Sovereign Turned Down WALLACE, Idaho, Aug. 3. James R. Sovereign, formerly grand niastei of the Knights of Labor, and weli known as a labor leader, has been re placed in the management of the Ida ho State Tribune, the official organ and property of the miners' union of lhe Coeur d*Alenes. At a meeting of tines each. the board of directors held yesterday the paper was leased to Clarence Smith, of Butte. Soverign, who Ins had the paper under lease for the past two years, was again an applicant, but was turned down. Othef bidders were J. Stark andJI. A. Moore. Smith, who has secured the lease, Is at present, editor of the American Labor Union Journal, published fit Butte. He was manager of the Ida ho State Tribune during 1897 and 1898. It is believed that the papei will henceforth be more of a labor pa The new management will as that for the the the per. sume possession in a few days, late the directorate of the paper had become dissatisfied with Soverign and or desired a change. 1. the ed, ly Articles of incorporation of the Lewiston & Owyhee Railroad eom pany have been filed for record In Spokane. The new road Is to be ap proximalely 200 miles long connect i n g Lewiston, Idaho,'with, the O. R & N. at Huntlngtbfa, Oregon. The new road in length is approxi mately 200 miles, The capital stock is $3,000,000, divided into 30,000 shares of a par value of $100. stock is nou-assessable. The incor William V, Alleti, ex The porators are: United States senator; W. E. Reed, his law partner, of Madison, Neb.; Charles M. Reed, former president Of the Erie road, of Erie, Pa.; Peter Rubendall, president of the First Na tional bank, and F. J. Hale, state senator, of Battle Creek, Neb.; C. E Burnham, cashier of the State bank of Tildan, Neb.; Alfred Coolidge and F. M. Bowman of Spokane; M. O. Reed, an attorney of Colfax; M. M. Godman, ex-judge of the superior court, and George B. Baker, a mort broker, both of Dayton, Wash. M. O. Reed; presl a gage The officers are: dent: M. M. Godman, first vice presi dent; J. F. Hale, second vice presi dent; A Bred Coolidge, treasurer; Geo. B. Baker, secretary: C. E. Burnham, auditor; William V. Allen, solicitor These officers and the board a general. of directors hold office until January 4, 1904. The new road wlil open up a rich mining and agricultural country, and direct benefit to Idaho, It will run will be a Washington and Oregon. along the Oregon side of the Snake river where that stream forms the boundary between Oregon and Idaho. It will b,ing the "Panhandle" near to the capital at Baise, and there- t by allay the agitation to separate tbe uurtheru from tbe southern part of i a er * the state, Work is to commence soon, and will probably be completed in about [ two years. On September 1st the citizens of Genesee will vote ou the question of Issuing bonds to the amount of $10, 000 for the purpose of putting in wa ter works. Bear Lake county is one of the most attractive in the state to the ungler and Deputy Game aihd Fish Warden Richards is determined to •keep it so. He has had much trou ble In getting owners ofdams to pqt in the necessary fishways, and he is also kept busy lookipg after persons who violate the law by putting in fish traps. He has adapted heroic meas ures, however, and will soon have the situation in hand. A number of dams have been blown after failure of the owners to put in fish ladders. Bagley's dam at Montpelier creek has been blown out, also Knuttis' on the same creek, Toole's on Thomas' Fork, Quail's on Montpelier, aud a big two story (lam at Thomas' Fork. Several fish traps have also been destroyed.- Poculeilo Advance. Idaho cheese Is fast coming into fame, and excels the eastern product by about 0 per cent, according to re cent tests made by the dairy, pure food and oil commissioner. No more outside cheese wilt be permitted to enter the state unless itcoines up to the requirements of the pure food law. Louis Grostein, a son of the wealthy retired merchant, and Mr. Held,-were arrested at Lewiston for shooting grouse out of season and were assessed tines and costs amounting to $29 40 each. * The stale board of equalization meets at Boise on August 10. County News The Electric Road It is now made public in Spokane, that all the plans for the electric equipment of the Coeur d.Alene & Spokane railway have been prepared. Two carloads of copper wire have ar rived. Manager Bettis is authority for the statement that the grading of the roadbed is 85 per cent completed, the bridge across the Spokane river near Post Kalis is about finished and the line will be in operation by Nov. 1. There will be two substations for supplying electric current for the op eration of the line in daytime, substations will be 13.2 miles apart, the more easterly one to he 6.0 miles west of Coeur d'Alene City. They will be 35x40 feet in size and built of brick or stone. A step down station will be located at Trent to which wires will carry the electric current from East Spokane where the Coeur d'Alene transmission line will be tup 'ped. Two lines of poles will be erect ed, one to carry the high potential circuit and the other to carry the feeder wires and the telephone line. The trolley wire will be suspended 22 feet above the rails. The new line will cross the right of way of the Northern Pacific four tiiufiS, crossing agreement» having been signed. It is intended ultimate ly to have a steel bridge at the Trent crossing. Other crossings are Dear Post Falls. WMise Tbe authorities had been informed that some one had, for the past six weeks, been shooting grouse on llat wi creek. A close watch was kept with the result that the two young men were found with the grouse care fully packed in their fish baskets with a few small trout on top of them as a blind. The two "fishermen" cheer fully exhibited their basket of trout to the officer, on request, but sbed tears of anguish when he insisted on dumping them out and finding the The Nez Perce Sportsmen's birds. Association is helping to enforce the e , aw ^ ^ ^ rcquested t0 sav that tbe Harrison Gun Club is determined l0 catch those shooting out of season! and ^ wl " j t had better gt • Ijj« from Aug. 15* wj of i u ec- . i .—Harrison Searchlight. Athol Lots to be Sold Athol, the lumbering town 13 miles northeast of Rathdrum, on the hnln line of the Northern l'acide Railroad, has become a distinguished town of Idaho, In a unique manner. It trans pires that the town Is established on state sehool land and will be placed on the.market. Application was re cently made to the land board to .ad I the lots, and the improvements, and the hoard, through Its chief ejerk, Norman Jackson, Instructed John S. Wuolery to nppralse the lots and make report, whereupon the property will be sold at auctfon. Mr. Woolery began to comply with the Instructions the forepart of this week. The chief reason why the town ,of Athol was built on a school section, is the fact that the Northern Pacific depot was established at that point. S J It is reported that Sergeant Roper, of Coeur d'Alene, is considering a proposition to organize a company of the Idaho National Guard at that place. He has had thirty years ex perience in the United States army. It Is reported from authentic source that Sandpoint will have a second hank open for business Aug. 15. With $25,000 capital, it will have the financial backing of the numoird Lumber Co. F. E. Catlln will be cashier. J. J. Kelley, a track watchman, living at Katka on the Great North ern, was killed there, July 22, hy being struck by a train. The body was found In a ditch thirty feet from the track. Mrs. Martha Hood died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phil Casey, in Bonners Ferry, July 30, aged 60 years. Deceased had been afflicted with an incurable malady for some time. The funeral took place Saturday. A Chance to Visit Utah The Eleventh Irrigation Congress to be held in Ogden, Utah, Sept. 15 to 18, 1003, promises to he the most important session of any congress or gathering held In the United States outside of the national caplial. The Legislature of Utah has appropriated $0,000 to defray the expenses of this Congress, and the citizens will con tribute enough more to make the to tal rund $15,000. The Utah people are said to be the most hospitable people in the whole West, and the delegates who visit this Congress at Ogden, Utah, will have a delightful time. In addition to visiting the fämous Ogden canyon, said to be one of the beauty spats arid wonders of the world, the delegates will be treated to a free excursion through the northern part of the State inspecting the Bear Riv Irrigation company's canals, stated to be one of the most expensive Irriga tion systems in the West. The U nited States experimental station, Logan, Utah. A dip in G/eat Salt Lake the most exhilarating bathing on earth The Great Dead Sea of America is now being bridged by the Southern Pacific railway, and the trestling, forty-five miles long, will be so nearly completed as to allow the irrigation delegates to run the first excursion train across the cut-off over Greut Salt Lake. The scenery of this moonlight trip will be the treat of a life time. The Ogden Sugar factory will slice 40Ö tons of beets daily and turn them Into sugar while the delegates of the Irrigation Con gress inspect the plant. The full program has not been pre pared, but the foregoing states enough to show that the trip to Ogden will lie oue of pleasure as well as business and public interet, The railroad will make a one fare rate for the round trip to Ogden with ample stop over pri vieges. and countv is entitled to represent ation to the National Congress. Lad ies are eligible to inemlicrship. Fred J, Kiesel, chairman of the Executive Committee, Ogden pleased to furnish all information re quired. a Each city in Hhis State Intel-State Cor. Inrt.. Cedar Rapids,- la; 3m—I —• r " j piu-um nis. Good Salaries. Rapid Promo wj tio " 8 ' . . . V™ Utah, will be Jos R O A Wm C W F K Lund Jas J Commissioners Proceedings. (continued from last week.) Rathdrum Mer Co supC II 20 10 " ' " sup to poor f'm 35 15 Remington Tpwrtr Co supplies 4 50 Rathdrum Mer Co sup surveyor 1 50 m road supplies 7 Carl Nelson sup rd (list 20 Rocky Mb Bell Telepeonc Co 53 g5 Holley, Mason Mark Co suppliesSO * Chas Gifford wrk rd dlst 6 Rathdrum Mer Co sup dlst 19 24 00 ■ 11 to sheriff 58 85 Ilenry Reiniger sdp to sheriff 7 75 P C Mashburn overseer dsb 12 47 S F Sears running ferry 1 month 48 A B Williamson wrk dlst 40 11 * J O Wllllomson " " 40 4 Wm Dudley Wm Norton Win Hubler Rathdrum Mer Co sup dist 20 John Lyons constable fees Ilenry Reiniger sup (11st 20 John Lyons bailiff In P J court 2 Courier Pub Co pub call for bids 17 75 Mike Dundon wrk rd dist 6 20 M 1> Wright sup to sheriff John Cogan register of election 12 5 <f T II Wilson postage stamps ete 10 75 Chas Cole service as commlss'n'r 5 M Pinion wrk rd dist 0 James Craham overseer J N Helm blksiulbngdist 17 8 75 S N Flnrow sup rd (list 38 Adjounncd until Wed. WEDNESDAY. JULY 28:—Board met pursuant to adjournment at 9:30 o'clock a m. Commissioners all pres ent. Minutes read arid approved. At this time the following bills were allowed: rames Russell wrk rd dist 1 $ 33 Clarence Fry " E F IJascue " August I'eterson wrk Geo. Karkruff " N T Ilascue " j N Ilascue " Elmer Westfall " Otis Michaels " A J Parent " S K Swartzwood " S Deck, ear fare to Sandpoint 2 25 J C Parent overseer dlst 13 55 50 Jus Sheffield wrk rd dist 13 12 John Shield E II Bradbury " llichard Pearson S S Shields John Bruce S Beck juror fees Geo Coleman overseer rd (list 0 116 2 •" " wrk dlst 6 llumbird Lmbr Co lmbr dist 3 24 50 Byron Courser wrk dist 3 II C Ferbrache " on ferry John Topar " dist 27 Levi Crow John A Wales John Schmidt O B Parmelle Jos Provost S M Skeels J 1) McIntosh fare indigent per. 3 F M Cann guarding prisoner 0 W F Brant care small pox pat. 20 Geo Ross Geo Newmyer " Jos Yack " g .1 Miller Frank Yack " Aug Lundwall " W C Donehoo " Idaho Mtlc co supplies dist 49 54 05 S C Craig overseer dist 19; bill *110.00, allowed 02 Sterling Lmbr co, lumber dis 42 4 40 P L Zimmerman suppliesdist21 47 55 A J Clark wrk rd (list 9 202 75 Edgar Clark Wm Bel ford Guy Millick C W Roy ce grader dist 20 Fred Ketshuin wrk rd dist 9 23 50 Gribble & Epperson sup dlst 9 08 53 A Perrenaud sup dist 1 1 72 h Geo Rena J Wm 2 " 46 " 40 j> 46 it 3 4 (( 17 55 17 55 18 15 È 0 95 J the of at a 18 100 7 55 " 24 " 24 " 24 4 18 10 21 1 » 24 " 24 " 19 " 19 " 13 " 24 30 18 20 5 of of re 28 18 24 9 ( t 2 14 17 36 13 4 1 1 23 ii 13 ii 2 2; 161 10 12 50 2 50 4 33 45 " " 27 " on ferry " dist 24 .< 24 " 1 " 24 5 18 17 ii 14 95 11 wrk rd dlst 38 " 38 " 38 " 38 " 38 " 38 4 12 18 15 54 38 " 38 14 0 108 50 II 45 9 0 1 23 20 40 55 115 50 34 30 " 48 " 34 20 E C Ribstein " E S Crane drivlng piling (list 1 E B Brown 22 18 wrk rd dist 27 42 6 Jas Jenson ' A J Layton " II T Hart P F Miller S O S Miller ' i V/ E Williams • M C Barnes ' la; ' j McA vory * 0 128 it be i it 0 3 - 48 « :if 50 19 38 18 iff at Ii 7 25 ' ■t io sd 1 Jos Billedeuu " R R Mann biacksmilblng Francis Ayottc wrk rd dist 27 O DanielSbti A Ilaniolsun Wm Wells C H Cobbett W E Nichols Frank Taper F II Stipé K C Rlbstelti sllpplies dlst 17 Lund II dw Co Jas Drink water wrk älät 18 Manor & Mulledy sup to sheriff J A Willlatbs slip dist 42 (t 25 50 50 05 40 55 75 50 53 It 27 20 Cl 20 I. 27 11 *» 27 "27 it 8 22 2d ii 27 02 » 14 Jp 8 " 17 ii 30 75 33 3 S m i. 28 13 3 8d 13 I 7* Anna Sexton specifications. Geo Meyers attending 8 pox case ]5 Sit 24 45 Rathdrum Lmbr Co lumber Rena Norton taking testimony in Justice court J K Ashley plans for brlllgo Wm Culp assisting janitor Holley, Mason, Marias & Co cable ferry freight Pioneer Bindery sup to Sup't Thos Hydorn Justice of peace 3 , Abtwr.ßurtlss overseer dist 10 187 12 " 3 182 4d 30 62 lid Ififid It was at this time ordered that the 6 00 ' 20 2 114 18 16 id 1« John McCuttie È II Cook it J S Horning coustiible actual expense incurred by John F. Fuller In securing data and copies ot plats from the land office be paid bÿ the county. Board adjourned Until Mon.,Aug 3.* MONDAY, AUG. 3:—Board rael pursuant to adjournment. All conf niissloners present. Minutes read and approved. , It appearing to the Satisfaction of the hoard after personal examination of the premises that thé electric rail way is being built upob the right of way of the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls county road, thereby making the said road impass!ble ( It bras or dered that said county road brf changed as follows, totolt: Beginning at a point on said county road wber# the same crosses the north and soutH line between sections 4 and 5 Twp. 6tf range 4 WBM thence following the most practical route between the Ft: Sherman branch railway and tbfc' Coeur d'Alene St Spokane Railway to' a point on the present county road where the same crosses to the north side of the right of way of the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane railway about I mile cast of the Carscallen farm. Jno. Lyons, J. M. Elder and W. If. Edel-' blute the county surveyor, are hereby appointed viewers to view out, plat and survey said road and make their report to this board. It appearing to the satisfaction of the bourd that lot 2 of bldck D in thö town of Coeur d'Alene was sold fof the taxes of the year 1895 and that said p-operty has since that time be - longed to the Catholic Church and been usesd as church property, it was' therefore ordered that the clerk of the board be hereby authorized to is sue to the Roman Catholic church of the Diocese of Boise City, Idaho, oil behalf of the County of Kootenai if quit claim deed to «aid property Uporf the payment to tbe said county of Kootenai of aruoUntft due for tuxes of 1895. 10 50 50 45 95 The following Dillrf Afternoon: wfcre allowed: W A Turner overseer dist I $78 A J Kent eönstable fees, bill $47.20; allowed Amos McBec constable fees A J Kent " " J II Robinson guarding pfi«0ners22 8tf T II Hall Mrs C M Butts board' g M W Frost justice fees 30 8Cf 0 9 60 2 fi 50 18 Ii 1, (? J R Wilson 11 Justice Case A V Chamberlin justice fees Thos ifydffrn Jno A Stcinleiri Chas Michaels, D Z Lyon, John Crenshaw. C L Watts, Howard Brundage, E B Martin, Georgs' Bartlett, J G Koch, C W lloyce J M Bourn, C A Berry, A II Du gan, and II. Fitzsimmons, jurors in Probate Court, each E öralapp juror in Probate Ct T A S'noiner " F Northway Geo Bead ha m " E C Ryle«, " Frank Tripp " .1 \ Waters constable feesy hill allowed (Wttinued on page tbreé.)' 59 la id Ii 9 Iff 55 50 2 23* 2 5ff 3 13 2 7» it 2 75 C 25' 3 50* it 26 *3 S2S.