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A PRICE $1.00 PER YEAR RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 1008. VOLUME IX. NUMBER it). !p . 1 , . 1 , ASSESSMENT FOR 1903. Substantial Increase Shown in Nearly all Counties. Kootenai's Increase Largest. Thtt lâst of the bounty assess ment reports of Idaho has been re ceived by the board of equalization. Of all the counties, of which learn, Kootenai has the largest in fcreäse of valuation. The total as sessed Valuation of all property in the state, excepting railways, tele graphs and telephones, is $ 55 , 250 , 815 .^ 6 , an increase of $ 4 , 969 , 107 . iÖ over last year. The heaviest assessment is that of Ada county, $ 7 , 660 , 909 ; next is Shoshone, and Nez Perce comes third, with $ 4 , 833 , 379 - we Boise Boise county has experienced a very heaithy growth during th- past year, Judging from the report of the assess or to tbe state board of equalization. In 1902 the assessor reported $831. 540 as the total valuation. This year he gives It at $1,147,694 16, showing a<t fctcieaflc or $310,154.1«. In a gen eral way the valuation is divided as follows: Real rproperty $764,770; personei property $582,924.16. There Is a marked increase in the assess ment of mining property,. Improve ments on mining claims arc assessed at $15,445; quartz mills, $37,800: oth'j er mining Improvements, $6,907; dred ges $50,000; power plant and Hume $30,000; ditches $1,500. The assessor returns 5,817 head of stock cattle, 370 milk cows, 2001 hor ses, 21,936 sheep and 343 swine. The merchandise of tbe county is assessed at $26,585. The assessor also found 107 tons of hay, 3,000 cord of wood, 342 vehicles and bicycles, and $116 worth of watches and jewelry, but like most of the other assessors, he failed to locate any liquor or a sew ing machine. He discovered, how ever, $97,477.13 worth of timber sold from state lands and turned that in as one of the biggest single items of revenue for the county government. Kootenai The auditor's report to the state auditor shows the assessed valuation of real estate In Kootenai county, 328,244 acres, to he $ 1 .406,494; im provements on patented land, $i28, 876; improvements on unpatented laud, $27,3i5. The valuation of city and town lots Is $ 125,7944 improvements on tbe same, $20r,559. The total valuation of all personal property in the county is $129,68$. The total valuation of all property, both real and personal, is $2,803,379, -an Increase in valuation over last year of $672,254. The report also shows 3893 graded cattle, 32i0 milk cows and 2327 hor as ses. Bear Lake The report of the assessor of Bear Lake county, shows a total valuation of $1,101,889, as against $1.080,195 for 1902, an increase of $21,694. Of this $742,441 is real property, show ing an increase of $ 16,882 over 1902, the balance being personei property. Bear Luke county, according to the assessor's report, bas ii,0i8 head of sheep, a decrease compared with last year, of 2930; but not a pound of wool was found to he assessed. The tail ing off of swine is also noticed, that being only 233 us against 350 last year. Of cattle, including milk cows, there are 9345, an increase of 604, and of horses 22i0, an increase of i33. There are only 28 vehicles and bi cycles I» the county, valued at $i45o, which clearly disproves the as-ertion tuade during the heat of political campaigns that that section was pro lific of wheels. Shoshone The abstract from tie assessment roll of Sho-h-me county, shows the total valuation to he $4,776,875 98, as against $6,64i,9i5.5t for the year f 602 . This discrepancy of uearly $ 2 , 000,000 1 n t-he two years is caused by the difforeut methods used in the as - 1 sessment of the mining properties during these two years. In the year I9C2 the assessor fixed an arbitrary valuation on the mining properties of the county, which »mounted to $ 4 , Ii7,262.5o. This year tne mines of the county are assessed on the net profits of last ytar, which were placed by the companies at a grand total of $1,460,696.28. Blaine Blaine's total assessed valuation is given at $2,390,341.72, a decrease as compared with last year of $598,313.; The improvement on mining claims is $97,225 and à concentrator is put In at $400. Tbe transient sheep number 301,230 and other sheep 16,074. 28. Cassia Cassia's assessed valuation shows a substantial Increase over last when the total was $1,529,080. This year it amounts to $1,612,116, an In crease of $83,036. Cassia is strong on live stock, particularly strong on goats, of which there are 900 in the county, assessed at $2.60 a head. 1 here are 200 graded cattle, 888 cal ves and 1094 milch cows, not Includ ing those the assessor did not see. Of sheep there are 111,420 and of mer chandise $70,428 worth. The count} is also comparatively well-fixed foi money, having $13,170 on hand when the assessor called. But the people over there are up against it for fuel, not a stick of wood being found to he assessed. Nor Is there a sewing ma chine in the county and nothing bui water to drink—that is, according to the returns, which leaves a blank af ter "wines and liquors". Lemhi year, Lemhi county did not make much of an increase in its valuation, but H did not run behind. The tbtal foi this year is $1,431,979, as against $1, 415,968 iast year, ati increase of $10. Oil. Lemhi's mines return quite a sum in taxes. There are 2314 acres of patented quartz claims, assessed at $5 an acre, and 61 06 acres of placet assessed at $2.5o an acre. But no where does the abstract of the asses sor show any assessment on the net profits, which It is slated in the last legislature, would create a great deal of revenue. There are 17,613 head ol cattle, 519 milk cows, 3oo7 bead ol horses and 3813 head of sheep 1n thi county. The total value of all tin merchandise is $85,685. Tbe poor women of Lemhi county hare also to sew by hand, there not being a sew ing machine within its confines, ac cording to the veracious report of the assessor. And not a citizen of the county owns a watch or a piece of jewelry of any description, as in the case of the other coqnties, it is strict ly a temperance locality, there being no liquors to tax. Bannock Baooock county shows a flattering increase, more than half a million. Its asscsed valuation in 19o2 was $2. 379,lo9. This year it is $2.944, loi, an increase or $564,992. Agricultural lands Und town lots make up a large share of the valuation. There are no mines taxed and very little machinery even the $42o worth of sewing ma chines that were there last year hav ing disappeared, The Bannoqk asses sor found some liquor, however—$4. 4oo worth, which no doubt compen sated him for his trouble and which will doubtless encourage other asses sors in their deathless search. Tbe county has stock on many bills. Tbe report takes cognizance of 12,485 bead of runge cattle. 2265 cows, 3219 horses and 93,951 sheep. Washington Washington county reports a totai valuation of $2,842,876, an lucrease of $197,855.75 as compared with 1902. The couuty reports, among other things, 266,798 bead of sheep as a ruercbaudise as gainst 201,305 last year, $137,744 of against $133,140; about $25,000 of mining Improve ments and machinery as against $30, 000 and $ 11,000 worth of grist and spwmill^ Frehaps more money was found by the Washington assessor than by all the others in the state, lie reports $13,050. Canyon Canyon County's total is given at $3,786,370, an increase of $201,580 for the year. A peculiar showing is made with respect to merchandise. This year there are reported stocks valued at $102,860, while last year, with far fewer establishments, the stocks were valued at $192,260. Custer Custer county shows a very small Increase—$!,443. The total for this year is given at $1.001,452, Although there is no return on quartz mills or other mining improvements, the as sessor found $13,000 of bullion in the county. In 1002 there were $ 20,000 worth of quartz mills in the county but tbe assessor was then able to lo cate only $2,850 of bullion. The merchandise shows a falling off of $6,285. Lincoln Lincoln county reports a total as sessed valuation of $508,241, an in crease for the year of $27,838.75. The assessor reports 57,796 sheep as against 69,791 in 1902. The totals for the other counties, whose reports have been received dur ing the past two days follow: Fremont $312,464. Owyhee—$2,222,435; Increase $452, 417.75. Latah—$4,020,049; increase $637,-, $2,519,338; Increasi 292. Oneida—$1,034,850; increase $5, 223. Bingham $206,908. $2,771,714; 1 ffc reuse Elmore Of the four counties named, all show an increase in their assessed val nation with the exception of Elmore That county shows a decrease. Th< assessed valuation in 1902 was $ 1 , 006,301.75. This year It is $949,898, 25 a falling off of $59,503.50. more's assessment of patented land> and mines with their improvements, mining ditches and saw and quart-/ mills amounts to $13,135, There ar< 9834 head of cattle, outside of milch cows, of which there are 212 , accord ing to the returns, 1097 range horse!^ and 05,175 head of sheep. Of iner chandlse the Elmore assessor found $67,015 worth. He was not lucky ii bis search for wool. He only fount $30 worth of it in the entire county He was also unfortunate with respect to the amount of money unearthed his returns showing that there wa only $650 on hand in the entire coun -y. Watches and jewelry were als< scarce, there being only $235 worth. He could not discover a drop of liquoi no wood and and not a single sewing machine. El General News. In the pugilistic battle for the championship of the world, which took place at San Francisto, Frida} night last, between James J. Corbett and James J. Jeffries, the latter suc ceeded in preventing the former cham pion from recapturing the belt. The gate receipts were $ 60 , 000 . Teachers Notice. Notice is hereby given that an ex amination of alt applicants for Life Diplomas; State Certificates; First, Second and Third Grade County Cer tificates, and Primary Certificates, will be conducted at the Public School Building in ftathdrum, Idaho, beginning August 27, 1903, at the hour of nine o'clock a. m. Questions in School Law will he based upon the chapter entitled "Public School Fundi" and In State Constitution upon Art. 5, Judicial Department. B, C EGBEftS, Co., Sup't.. Kootenai Co., jdaho. Anyone buying 100 pieces of porce laln dish ware at Klopf^, is allowed a Aug7-21 rebate of 10 per cent. County News Crushed Under Sand Bank. * William Lbar, aged 45 years, work ing In the placer mining claim of ft. Nell in the Tyson cuuip, was killed Wednesday afternoon, last week, as a result of a sandbank caving in over him. He was at work in a diich, with the banks about seven feet high. Workmen had warned Loar of the danger or the bank caving, but he kept on working. In less time than it takes to tell the bank had caved and completely buried the man. Workmen at once slatted to dig for him and feund the body In about, thirty minutes. Life was left yet, but he died in half an hour after be ing uncovered. Deceased was buried at Tyson. He leaves a family, who are residing at Tyson.—Courier. Killed at Clark'$ Fork. A man named James McCann was killed at Clark's Fork last Saturday night, by being run over by a North ern Pacific train. The remains were so badly scattered that a basket was necessary in which to gather them. Upon order from Sheriff Whitnej Justice II. L. Bidwell of Hope, helrl in inquest Sunday. The remains were buried by the county. It was shortly after holding this inquest, that Justice Bidwell acci deutly shot and killed himself. A telephone system is being put in .it Sandpoint. A man named Pat Burke, while in toxicated. was struck by a Great Northern train east of Sandpoint, Iasi Friday. He was rendered uncon scious but was not seriously hurt. Tho White Pine baseball team was defeated at Newport, Aug. 9, score 1 to i2. The Harrison team was de leated the same day at Rockford by a score of 2 to il, John Loan, who fell i4 feet off th< conveyor at the mill at Post Falls, striking on his head, is improving rapidly at the hospital in Spokane, The school trustees of Ilarrisor have employed the following teachert for the ensueing year: Francis Aiken, of Farmington; Ida Calef, of Oregon: Margaret Habermann, of Casville, Wisconsin; and Mabel Trowbridge, ol Latah.—Searchlight. A man by the name of Bangs wi s put off the westbound locai train at Sandpoint last week with one leg bad •y affected with gangrene. A purs* of $8 or $10 was raised and the unfor Lunate man was taken to the count} hospital at ftathdrum. The Bonners Kerry Lumber coni pany, In which the Weyerhausei com pany is interested, expects to star operations about September 1 , with a capacity at first of 7o,oou feet daily. The company expects at an early daft to Install its own electric light plant at the mill. State News. Inmates of Soldiers Home. The report of Commander Chamber lain of the Soldiers' Home shows that there were 120 inmates In the institu tion on July 1, with three admissions dunug the month. There were 23 members on furlough at the close of the month and four 10 the hospital. There was one death during the month one member wasditftbarged at his own request, one was summarily discharged and ooe dropped from tbe rolls, leav ing 92 present for duty at the close of Ute month. The average number present at the borne was 95. The cost of maintenance for the month was $1108.43, of which amount $791. 66 is due from the United States en dowment fund. The sum of $271.05 was spent for permanent improve ments. KAUM FOB SALZ. A 160 acre farm on Eight Mile Prairie, near Ilalhdruih, Idaho, for sale. Terms, $2,000. Should he ôash, but if caunot get all cash, will arbl träte. For Information, address W. F. OKAY, Davenport, toWa\ .Vt3f-tf Justice Bidwell Henry L. Bidwell, the prominent and well known justice of the peace of Hope, Idaho., accidentally shot himself Aug. i 8 , about 6 o'clock while waiting for the passenger train at Clark's FVk, to return to his home. He had been summoned there to hold an inquest over the body of Jas. McCann, who was supposed to have been run over by a train three miles east of there early Sunday morning. After performing tho duties of the coroner he went to the station and while there an extra freight came a long, taking the siding for an east bound passenger train. While talk Ing and joking with the engineer, with whom he was well acquainted, Bidwell reached in his inside pocket for some) hing and upon withdrawing his hand his revolver went off, killing him almost instantly. Tho bullet passed through his body above the heart and lodged under his shoulder blade. A physician was summoned immediately, but tho victim dead before the doctor arrived. Mr. Bidwell was well connected and respected, having married the daugh ter of William Sisson, business mau in Hope, wife and two small children to mourn his loss, no was a member of sever at benevolent orders. He was about 36 years of age. was a prominent He loaves a Kootenai County Teachers' Institute. The Kootenai County Teachers' Institute, which convenes in Ratli Jrum, on Monday, August 31 st. will be an event of to the town. some mometft Over one hundred teachers are expected to be present from all parts of the county and neighboring points in nearby states. That there will be a large attend ance is assured by the dictum that "all teachers who expect to teach in Kootenai County during the suing year, must attend this insti en tute. An elaborate program has been formulated by Superintendent R. C. Egbers, and is a complete topi cal analysis of the institute, cover ing every subject pertaining to the theory and practice of teaching The institute will he in session at the court house. Commencing on Monday, August 31 st, it will last hvë days, ending on Friday, Sept. +th. Professor Miles F. Reed, oi the University of Idaho, will be conductor of the institute, and many of Kootenai County's most successful teachers are among the instructors. The corps of instrlic tors and the subjects of which they will treat, are, as given in the pro grams, as follows: Prof. Reed, general methods, school administration, physics. Prof. W. O. Cummings, Sup't Coeur d'Alene schools,—geo l Igraphy. Prof. O. R. Sliern, Principal Bon ners Ferry Schools—Arithmetic. Miss Susan L. Davis, Intermed iate Teacher, Coeur d'Alene— Reading. Prof. D. McCall, Schools—History. Mrs. M. J- Matheson, Principal of Sucker Lake Schools-—Primary Numbers. Prof. W. T. Wood, Principal Rath drum Schools—Physiology and Music. Miss Lillian Pennington, Primary Teacher, Coeur d'Alene—Prim ary Reading. Prof. Dan'l VanDuzer, Principal Athol,—Orthography. Prof. J. R. Eastland, Principal St. Maries Schools,—Arithmetic. R. C. Egbers, County School Sup erintendent,—School-Law and Course of Study. An evening program provides for Monday, reception to teachers; Tuesday, lecture: "The. Scientist and His Problem", by Prof. Reed; Wednesday, business meeting of feaclrers: Thursday,- miscellaneous. Ex-Sup't of Commissioners Proceedings. (contliiuod froh» last fe-eek.) ' TUESDAY, AÜG .6 A, petition be-' Ing on tile sighed by Wiu. Ramay ana nine others foi the appointment of R. K. Ramey as road overseer of road district 15 and it appearing to tbe sat isfaction of tbe board there is, a va cancy in the $ald district ft was order ed that the said R. K. Ramey be ap pointed as subh overseer and that he be required to give a good, and suffi cient bond In the su id of $300 for the faithful performance of said duties. A petition being on file signed by S. II. Watkins and 16 others for â public road described as follows: com mencing at north end of Main Street,' of the town of Athol on the sectiorf line running cast and weist betweerf section 9 and 16 Twp 53 range 3 W,' and to follow railroad in a SW dlrec; tion through section 16 and 21 and to terminate at Its connection wild the ftathdrum and Granite road, came up and after due consideration was granted and John McClelland ana Geo. Clark were appointed viewers with the comity surveyor to View ou& plat and sürvöy said road, etc. The petition ufS. O. Smith and 1^ others for a public load described ad follows: commencing at the South end and terminal survey of the Statelinc road, thence running south about f miles, theneb SE about 1 mile until it reaches Stelan creek and ending at said creek, came up at this time fof consideration and the board Being ful 'y advised in the premises it was or dered that said road be granted and that August Oakland and Geo. Titus' with the county surveyor be appoint ed as viewers* etc. The surveyor's and viewers' reportd were accepted on the following roads:' Stateline Continuation of the [ironson road, Wicks road and the Waggontr road. It appearing to the Satisfaction of the board from the surveyor's and viewers' report of survey of the Dunri road after due consideration It waif rejected. The bill of E. S. llcesuian for med ical sereices was at this time rejected it appearing to the satisfaction of the' board that same Is not a just charge.' Afternoon Session:—At the conven ing of the board at 1:30 o'clock p tti: the matter of the special School ta£ voted by the eeVeral schoal districts' of the county was taken up and aftef due consideration approved nnd tho said special tax Is hereby ordered lev ied against the assessible property in each of the following districts, towitf District 1, 16 mills, District 2,' 5 mills " 4, 5 u 5, 4 " li 8 , 5 6 , 6 44 " 12, 5 " 15, 10 t( 10 , 10 14, 3 10 , 10 18, 5 22 , 10 24, 9 20 , 10 29, 10 35, 5 39, lo 41, lo 43, 5 47, 5 51, 5 54, lo 57, 5 0 o, lo 64; 5 66 , lo 68 , lo 71, lo 74, io 77, fo 80, fo 80, Jo 44 l << it " 17, 10 " 21 , è' " .1* " 23, 10 " it " 25,5 27, 5 «• " 30, 10 " 38,3 " " tO, lo tl " 42.10 " 44 44 44 it if "• 44, 7 ' " 49, 2 " " 53', I o " " 55, lo " " 58, l o " " 6 f r lo li <4 " 65, lo " " 68 , lo u u 69, lo u " 73, lo " (( i ( 4 ( (» u " 76, lo " 44 " 79, IO " " 84, 10 it % t it " 87, 10 'f (Continued un page three J* Boy Cured of Colic After Physici an's Treatment had Failed. My hoy wnen four years old was' taken with colic and cramps in his stomach. I sent for the doctor and t.e injected morphine, hut the ctfild kept getting worse. I then gave bin! half a teaspoonful of Chamberlain's Colic,' Cholera ancf Diarrhoea Rem'edy, and in half an hour he was sleeping and' soon recovered.— F. L. Wilkins, Shell Lake,' Wis. Mr. Wilkins is hook-kesper for the Shell Lake Lum ber Co. For sale by Dr. F. Wen/'