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RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14. 1903.
VOLUME IX. NUMBER l&t
AT THE WORLDS FAIR.
The Modern Woodmen.
Modern Woodmen of America and
their allied fraternities arc making
big preparations for the proposed en
campment at the World's Fair, St.
Louis, in September of next year.
The Woodmen number about 750,000
members In America. Gen. John If.
Mitchell, commander of the organi
zation, says that 150,000 will be at
St. Louis during the week closing
Sept. 5, with '•Modern Woodmen of
America D:t/\ The Foresters, a
semi-military organization allied with
the Woodmen, has 80.000 uniformed
members and it Is said that 5,000 of
these will attend the encampment.
Many of the Forester companies are
said to be drilled as well as any or
ganization in the United States. The
Royal Neighbors of America, also
auxiliary to the Woodmen, bas a
membership <JT 140,000 lady members
and Gen. Mitchell estimates that 20,
000 of these will bo at the World's
Fair during the first week In Sept.
Rare Coin Exhibit.
A rare and interesting collection of
gold coins will be exhibited at the
World's Fair by Ira D. Garrnan, of
Philadelphia. The coins run from
850 gold pieces to 25 cent pieces.
The most valuable coin is a 850 Cali
fornia gold piece, dated 1855. It Is
said to be worth 8300 In the numis
matic market. It Is more than twice
as large as a silver dollar. The odd
est coins of the collection are the Cali
fornia octagons—very comely and at
tractive pieces. The 25-cent pieces
are very small, and thin enough to be
bent between the fingers. Some are
. octagonal and some are rnuud. An
exceedingly rare coin of the collection
is a Papal, or Pope's coin. It is gold,
and the size of a $10 gold piece.
Contained in the collection are many
California gold coins which are very
valuable, because they date back to
the days of '49, and are the output of
private mints. During the days of
'49 in California the primitive meth
ods of transportation, the lawlessness
and the great danger of shipping bul
lion to the East and currency West
through wild, bandit regions, led to
the establishment of private mints
near the gold Helds. Most of Mr.
Carman's rare gold pieces eame from
these private mints.
Skeleton of a Whale.
A skeleton of a whale seventy-eight
feet long, will be an attraction of the
Government scientific exhibit at the
World's B'alr. The whale wascaught
recently off the south coast of New
Foundland by a party of scientists
from the Smithsonian Institution at
Washington. The specimen is of the
sulphur bottom variety, with a bead
twenty feet in length, and the great
est height of body eleven feet. A
plaster cast will be made in Washing
ton, and this placed side by side at the
WorldsFair with the articulated skel
eton,making tbe first exhibit which
has ever been prepared In this way.
Feature ef Idaho's Mineral Exhibit.
Irlaho'8 Executive Commissioner,
C. B. Hurit, says that a feature of
Idaho's mineral exhibit will be a
boulder weighing over a ton, taken
from the mine at Hailey. The boul
der is 60 per cent pure silver.
Major General S. B. M. Young has
succeeded Lieutenant General Nelson
A. Mites, as military head of the
United States army. Young is not a
graduate of West Point, having risen
from the ranks. He served In the
Civil, Spanish and Philippine wars.
He will, however, reach the age limit,
January 9th, J904, and lie retired.
General Miles, also, is not a graduate
of the milltarv academy.
The base ball game at Harrison,
Aug. 2iid, between the teams of that
place and Rockford, was won by the
latter in a score of 15 to 8. The game
at Lane between Lane aud the Power
Line team, was a victory for Lane by
a score of 12 t'J 7. At Saudpoint, the
same day, Bonners Ferry was defeat
ed by II to 1 favor of the point
PRIZES AT SPOKANE
The executive committee of the
Spokane Interstate Fair, which opens
this year on October 5, has made an
important change in the premiums
for the best exhibit of green fruit.
Heretofore, upland fruit men and riv
er fruit men bave been in. competi
tion with each other for these prizes.
This year there Is one set of prizes for
the Upland exhibitors and another for
the river exhibitors. The first prize
for the river exhibit Is 8150, the sec
ond prize 8100, and the third prize a
road wagon donated by the Moiine
Baln Co. For the upland district the
same prizes are offered except that the
third prize is 860 In cash. This
change will give general sattsfaciion,
for usually conditions are quite differ
ent governing fruit exhibits from up
land and from river districts. This
change requires twice as many prizes
and more money, but the manage
ment expects ft will give greater sat
isfaction. These prizes aro for the
best exhibit for green fruit grown by
. In Idaho Penitentiary.
The report of Warden C. S. Perrin,
of the state penitentiary for July
shows a decrease of 11 in the number
of convicts at the prison. There were
116 on hand July I, and II were dis
charged during the month. As none
were received it leaves the total num
ber of prisoners on August 1, at 105.
Of the 11 prisoners discharged during
the month, three had been pardoned
by tbe hoard, the sentences of two
bad been commuted and the time for
which the remaining six bad been
sentenced expired during July. Ol
the 11 discharges, five were from Ban
nock county, two each from Bingham
and Nez Perce and one each from Fre
mont and Custer counties.
Coct of Sugar.
More sugar was Imported into tin
United States last year than in any
other year in our history, the total
reaching 5,217,077,034 pounds. Thi
value of this was more than $100,000,
000. The average cost of tbe sugai
was only $1.71 cents a pound, against
5 cents in 1873, the price last year be
ing the lowest ever recorded. Thai
is a lot of sugar, aod the thought Is
suggested that we should be making
more at home and saving a portion of
that hundred millions sent abroad.
Idaho can furnish part of what Is
needed if we get the factories.- States
Mr. T. W. Bartley was this week
notified that be had been reappointed
state deputy of the Modern Woodmen
and that Utah and Nevada bad been
placed under bis jurisdiction. Mr.
Bartley will also continue to look af
ter the legal business of the order on
the coast. Moscow will continue to
be bis headquarters, although bis ad
ded duties will keep him away from
home a good deal. This is a decided
promotion as the result of efficient
work in the past. Mr. Bartley Is con
sidered by the head officers of the
Modern Woodmen to be one of tbe
best organizers in their entire field of
John Norris Pollard, the university
student who was drowned In the Pay
ette river near Emmett lut week,
was buried at Moscow, Aug. 7. He
was given a cadet's bur.al and was es
corted to the grave by a squad of uni
versity cadets who fired the custom
ary salute. Pollard was an earnest
student and popular college man and
president of tbe Freshman class lut
year. He was earning his own way
through college aod helping bis sister.
He was burled In the university plot
beside Ole Ilalberg, the university
July was the banner month in the
history of the Idaho state department
Secretary Gibson's report placing the
receipts for the 31 days, at 81620.
The receipts for the first six months
of Gibson's term are $6,082.45, and
indications promise that the receipts
for his term will be double those of
I his last predecessor,
On Auk. 10. Congressman Burton
L. French announced the following
nominations for the West Point ca
detship at his disposal: Wentworth
II. Moss. Payette; Aubrey Lawrence,
Moscow; Louis Yeager, St. Anthony.
Moss is appointed cadet, the other two
being first and second alternates.
Moss is a son of A. B. Moss of Pay
ette. Lawrence has been a student
at the University of Idaho for several
years, his parents living there. Ex
amlnations will be held some time
The state treasurer reports a cash
balance on hand In the state treasury
of $853,925.86, less $110,047.30, the
amount of money In Investment war
rants in the general fund.
A destructive forest fire Is raging
In the only remaining, fine timber
belt along Ruby creek, near Boise.
A carelessly neglected camp fire is the
Planer Burned at Cœur d'Alene.
Fire at Coeur d'Aleue destioyed the
planing mill of the Coeur d'Alene
Lumber compuny, last Saturday, en
tailing a loss of 835,000, with 88,000
insurance. The boiler house, and
some piles of dressed lumber were al
so consumed, and the dry kiln dam
aged. Only by heroic work by the
fire department, assisted by citizens
and two engines from Spokane, was
the fire checked from reaching the big
mill. Sixty-flve men are thrown out
of employment by the disaster, but
Manager G. W. Mason says the plant
will be rebuilt. Three men were in
lured in the fire, A. Bartlett, a con
tractor, was assisting the firemen
near the boiler room when the cylin
der head blew out, a piece of the met
al striking Mr. Bartlett's leg below
the knee and badly mashing the mem
ber. Amputation was necessary.
Herbert Helneman, foreman in tbt
mill, and Engineer Cbas. Bailey bad
their hands severely burned.
The Ore Is still burning on son»
made ground and cannot be extin
Thotuas Cleland, the notorious
'uncipoint saloon keeper, was again
placed under the strong band of thi
law, on Thursday of last week, on a
charge of conducting a disorderly
house, on a complaint filed by John
Coffey. Cleland was taken before
Justice John A. Steinlein, who set
the trial for Monday and released tt»
prisoner on $100 bond. Cleland re
turned to his place and securing a
six shooter went to the Coffey resi
dence and threatened to do bodily
hatiu to both Mr. and Mrs. Coffey .
Again Cleland was arraigned on s
charge of threats to do bodily harm,
and lodged in jail to await his triai
The Masons organized at Laclede,
August 1st, instituting, Pend d'
Oreille Lodge, Ancient Order of Free
and Accepted Masons. Grand Master
D. II. Mason, of Coeur d'Alene, was
instituting officer, and the new lodge
starts out with good prospects. Dr.
Prindle Is master of the new lodge
A banquet, prepared by the ladies,
was served at closing. A new hall Is
Mrs. D. H. Budlong, and sou of
Coeur d'Alene City, departed Sunday,
for San Francisco, on their way to
the Hawaiian Islands. Mrs. Budlong
is the wife of Col. Budlong, register
of tbe U. S land office at Coeur
d'Alene. They expect to be gone
about three months.
Notice is hereby given that an ex
amination of all applicants for Life
Diplomas; State Certificates; First,
Second and Third Grade County Cer*
tifleates, and Primary Certificates,
will be conducted at the Public
School Building in Rathdrum, Idaho,
beginning August 27, 1903, at tbe
hour of uiae o'clock a. m.
Questions in School Law wilt be
based upon the chapter entitled
"Public School Fund," and in State
Constitution upon Art. 5, Judicial
R. C EG BURS, Co., Sup't..
Kootenai Co<, Idaho.
Near Hauser—Summer Resort
Fishing, Hunting, Camping-Favor-'
ed Region-The Citizens' Sawmill
Sucker lake,—or Mud lake, or
Lake Enterprise as it is variously
but less frequently called,—is a
beautiful sheet of water, situated
about one and a half miles north of
Hauser Junction in a picturesque
basin surrounded by wooded hills
and shady valleys, the home of the
wild chicken and the deer. The
lake covers probably xooo acres,
being one and a half miles long
and about a mile wide at its point
of greatest breadth. Its shores are
diversified with sandy and gravel
ly beaches, jutting, elevated points
and mud banks covered with lilly
pads and bullrushes, and shady
woods, fine places for camping.
Like most of the lakes in this
region, it is very deep and teems
with myriads of bass and perch,
and a few remaining specimens ol
the sluggish fish from which the
lake derives its name. Sucker lake
is an ideal place for a quiet,
healthful summer resort and camp
ing place, and well repays the visi
tor for his time.
Chris Jensen has a beautiful
farm which is the key to the lake
as a summer resort. He has good
accommodations and excellent
camping grounds on his place,
and keeps boats, which hie lets to
anglers and pleasure seekers. Bass
fishing, to those who understand
the sport, is not to be equalled in
Idaho, and perch are easily caught
at all times. Mr. Jensen is one of
the pioneer residents on the lake,
having resided there for 16 years,
and it was largely by his efforts,
that the lake was stocked with
bass by the government, and made
t paradise for sportsmen. The
license law, however, is keeping
xway the many visitors who were
wont to spend summer vacations
there. Mr. Jensen and his estima
ble wife, and sons are genial en
Other old residents of the region
are Wm. Baslington, A. E. Travis
A. Ulbright, Jos. Bower and Milt
Barto. S. A. Frear who sold his
place to Chas. Gifford, was also t
pioneer. These gentlemen al
own beautiful farms and orchards
of all kinds of fruit. The soil is
very fertile and irrigation unnec
essary. Numerous springs sur
round the lake. Sixteen settlers
have recently located on land
north of the lake.
The timber industry is still in
its infancy. A. Ulbright, whose
mill is running steadily is the
pioneer lumberman of the district,
but a new mill is being construct
ed on the west lake shore on 250
feet of frontage, leased from Mr.
Jensen for a period of 10 years.
The new company is the Citizens'
Sawmill Company. The stock
holders are, J. Wright, manager;
Wm. Baslington, P. Ulbright, A.
E. Travis, W. H. Waller, Bud
Garden and Mr. Peach. They have
between themselves alone, over 5,
000,000 feet of timber.
In all the visitor is favorably
impressed with the beauty and
picturesqueness of the scenery
and the boundless future of this
Mrs. J. M. Bonds, of Coeur d'Alene
City, died Monday, at the Sacred
Heart hospital. Spokane, of apendi
citis. She was born in Germany.
The remains were shipped to Portland
for burial. Mr. Bond, husband of
tbe deceased, is a hotel keeper in
The pleasure yacht Imp, belonging
to George Foster, of Spokane; was to
tally destroyed by fire on the lake at
Coeur d'Alene during Friday nfght
last. The hoat was valued at $15,000
and was the fastest boat on the lake.
Tbe cause of the fire hr ttnknowfir.
(continued from last «reek.)
John Lyons constable fees, bill
Henry Lortie work poor farm 20
W H Cleland team hire
John F Yost printing blanks
StMaries Stable freight
T B Rollins justice fees
Eugene Stowe taking testimony 5
Elmer Hite wrk rd dlst 6
Bonner Mtie Co sup dist 13 14 85
F W Haviland wrk Tyson brdg 71
J W Kennedy blacksm!thing l 50
Roy Barto wrk rd dlst 0
S M Babbitt wrk Tyson bridge 5
F W Ilavtland sup *• "
S M Babbitt constable fee, bill
A J Kent constable fees
J M Bourn junr in justice court 2 25
Barney Miller cars county charge 6 50
C £ Shuro juror Justice court 2 25
B F Watts
J M Bourn
H Shudar blacksmltbing, bill
J A Stet nil ne jnsticc fees
The reports of W A. Turner, over
seer district 1; and F. A. McCall, pro
bate judge were at this time approved.
Boarh adjourned untlll Aug. 4.
TUESDAY, AUG. 4th;—The board
having made personal examination ol
the county roa«1 from Roberts' pi act
to the head of Thorn Creek bullt un
ter contract by David Nevians, and
finding that said road has been built
according to the terms of the contract
it Is hereby ordered that said road
work be accepted on tbe-part of tbt
•outity, and that the auditor is here
by authorized to draw a warn nt on
the general road fund in favor of tbe
-aid David Nevians for the sum ol
$200 for clearing right of way on said
road as per contract, and the auditor
Is further authorized to darw a war
rent on the general road fund for th<
sum of 8950 in part pavment of tbt
contract for coustructlng said road.
;.he balance, 826.00 to be paid whet
the damage to the river line caused
by the construction of said road Is re
Tb« board having made persona'
-xaminatlon of the Santa road from
the Lundt place to the top of Beavei
hill constructed by John P. Breug
uan under contract, and having
found the same constructed according
to contract, It was ordered that the
auditor draw his warrant on the gen
eral road fund in the sum of 81,000 In
payment of said road work as per con
The board having made personal
examination of the Santa road from
the divide at the head of Thorn creek
to the McBee ranch built by John P.
Brengnian unde r contract and having
found same according to contract II
was ordered that the auditor be auth
orized to draw a warrant on the gen
eral road fund In favor of the said J.
P. Brengnian in the sum of 8950 for
the building of 478 rods of road at 82
It was at this time ordered that
the auditor draw a warrant on th<
special road fund of road district No.
22 for the sum of 8100 In favor of W.
W. Ferrell in part payment of the
contract for building the St. Joe road,
Afternoon session:—The following
bills were allowed:
F M Cox wrk on road
II A Brown sup rd dist 30
A C Noble overseer dlst 9
David Nevian work ou road
Geo. Wright sup to dlst 20
E N J el lu 111 overseer dist 25
J C Parent
M A Burroughs wrk on road 154
Lewis Howe overseer dist 50
J T Masterson " " 30
Thos Whelpley •
C A Morgan
Bonner Mile Co sup to ferry 37 90
M Gilbertson overseer dlst 17 51
Perley Martin overseer
W M Welch A Co sup to Sup't 2 16
M A Burroughs ov»rseer dlst 42 140
II P Manning
A ni Turnbull
Ghas O'Cnllaghan justice peace 71 80
18 214 50
" 17 126
" 36 108 75
B M Peterson overseer dlst 4 82
At this time the Following road o
erseers' reports were accepted: E.
Jellunit dlst. &>; J. F. Masterson, 3<Jf
Lewis IIowc, 80; J. C. Pa font, 18; Ü-.
Wright, 20: Chas. Crotikfett, 45; Ml kid
Burke, 40; C. A. Morgan, 14; H. Ft
Manning, 7; Thos, Whelpley, 46; M
A. Burroughs, 4Î2: A. M. Turnbull,
Albert Itageman, 18; Abner Curtis!;
10; C. li. Stauffer, 47; John McDuffiff
3; F. M. Cok, 8l' A. C. Noble, 9; Pei*
ley Màrtin, 5; T. Thonias, 2Ö; Martid!
At this time the following blll4
were rejected, It appealing to thé
board that they arë not Just account«
against the bounty:
J £ Sigler
K S Wade room rent small pok
Richard Barrett coroner's juror i
Adjouroed until Aug. Sib.
WEDNESDAY, JÜLY 5:— Board
met at 0:30 o'clock, a m. Commis*
sloners all present. Minutes reud and
At this time the petition of A. ds
Fry and 26 others for a public road
described as follows: beginning at d
point on the present county road i*
bout 300 yprds west bf the hoiise df
Henry Tank In section 80 In Tp. 62;
N r 2 £ thence In an easterly direc
tion passing the said house of Henry'
Tank and running easterly to lot 2 of
section 20 Tp 62 N r 2 E a total of a
bout 500 yards distance; came up fdf
hearing and after due consideration
approved, and Arthur Bunton and
Louis Barker with the county survey'
or were appointed as Viewers to vie#
out plat and survey Said road and
make their report to this board. Thd
bond of the above petitioners was ap-'
The bill of D. R. Butler for hold
ing an autopsy on the body of WtaU - 2
neck, deceased, was after due consid
eration rejected, it appearing to thd
board that said D. R. Butler Is not i
Afternoon Session!*— 1 Thr petition
of W. H. Berry and 20 others for d
public road as follows: comnléocln*
at a point on the Cocolalln Valle/
road about 100 feet north of Moor«
Creek bridge In the N£ corner of sec'
linn 28 Tp 56 r 3 W, thence running
asterly and southerly course to a pit
near the SE corner of section 85 T ft
56 N r 3 W Intersecting the count/
road near this point; again comment*
Ing at a point about 200 yards south
of Thomas Reed's House on Cooolaild It
road, thence running in an easterly
direction to Dufoft Spurr oU the N.I*.
railroad, again Commencing cornet 1
between sections l4 and 83 Tp 56 r i
W, thence running In a southerly dir
ection to Intersect the Cocolalla Val
ley county road ending at or near II.
It. Garrison's house, was at this timd
duly approved and the coiinty survey*
or with Put Brown and John Camp*
bell were appointed as viewers to vie#
out, plat aod survey said road, etc.
The following bills wire allowed:
S M. Babbitt MtC for prisoner 8 1 5<f
St Maries Hotel board prisoners 20 69
J F Yost printing del ti* list 55 99
C W Royce sup dist 44
extras rd grader dis SO 0 99
Coeur d'Alene Lmbr Co supplies
bill $62.62, allowed
Butler & Culver sup to Co charge 4 39
Fred K Rice wrk rd dlst 8 18
W II Emery assisting sheriff 3
A Milkcy care • pox patient 3
J A Clark Wrk dlst 10 28 29
Olive Turnbull "
Thos Summers " "3d 118
Fred Turnbull "
D B McDonald overseer dist 28 67 5tf
Gus Earley Sjrrk dist. 08 15
Thomas Brophey wrk di6t 2
overseer dist 2 106
" 36 bill
H SaWyer, constable fees
E McDonnell work dist 28
" on road
The petition of Ilenfy Sage and 1 É
others for a public rorid described atf
follows: commencing at thé NE cor-'
ner stake of section 10 Tp 56 N r 3 W
thence running in an easterly direc-'
tion to the l'end d'Cfreieïle rivft in
section 4 and running &>ulh to the N
line of section 9 thence east about /
of a mile to the county road to f)M
Algoma, was at this time duly ap-'
proved and D, O. Merritt, and Sir
I (coni iTiuoil on pnpo tWrcC I
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