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TEE CCEUR D'ALENE PRESS.
Hubert. x. McFarland,
Attorney at Low,
CtCDk DALBRIC. IDAHO
<C. L. HEITMAN,
Anomay ei Law,
•serial AuuUoa Gl*»u u> Hlnlaa Biulnm.
JAMKN H. HAUTE.
Rest Cl tat a and Insurance,
Duos* l sad A uoumj Block. icKl'K DALBHB
M. J. LIDDELL, M. D..
Rkyalclin and Surgeon.
UCn ua Fount. Kiri o<af old City Hotel.
i'll JOHN SABIN,
FHyaklan and Surgeon,
'•** .ten l«u u, V. W aaadci A Co.
CtBI'BD AUtBK IDAII'i
R. R. SMITH,
OTAKY * 1 TBI.IC
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Real EMale Broker.
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ft* A Block* in Simiu* Adil'ti,
For Sale or Lease.
lUfeHta V Merit *m ftbarfc
•Ft'H D'ALENE. • - IDAII
l!oa5e arycl Sign Painter^
Faints, Oils, llrutlica, Gift**, Etc.
C. L. McOINNIS. Proprietor.
W. J. CRANFORD ft CO.,
New and Second Hand Furniture,
Coffins and Caskets.
N#w \Vi<k to Order en«l ell
klnHw «>! KrpAirinir «4oiw.
•< UTM FT niirt D AUNt. IDAHO
J inwarc porting Soods
Miners, Builders and Loggers' Supplies.
Sash. Door*. I'lpe fitting,
I'alnta and Oils,
t'<KI'B D'ALENE, - - - IDAHO.
UNO. FIRE. WATER.
JHots joy Sale.
.Hands Joy Sale,
insurance Joy Sale.
Fre Insurance,Life Insurance,
Accident Insurance. Houses to
F**«»t• Choice Resident lot*.
DeSaussurs A King.
take your MEALS
An tu* Dkmcaciss nr Tim Biasoh.
Fresh l*ke Tr.mt a Hpocislly.
v '/ocrc SnCo , 'Proprietors.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Suits Made to Order
At Eastern Prices.
Balisfaetion Guaranteed or w charge,
t'burning and Repairing a Specialty.
C oeur dAlene. Idaho.
o. E. REYNOLDS,
CIGIRS, TOBACCOS. PIPES MB
OoBt'B u'Ai.a**, - . i
TBE CHUB O tliRE DROP IB.
Finest Liquor* and Cigar*,
Mixologist direct from New York.
The only (aory compounder lo the city.
BTOF AT THE
H L Jluncrolt, Proprietor,
Co-ur d'Alene, Idaho.
Lau n drY.
Work First-class, Prices Reaaouable.
f«r.l B PALMS IDAHO.
CtBur d'Alene Inn,
Ca t k Ii'Alknk, Idaho.
Tin*' IfuUrl u Sill
I on (hr bank oi
UtKl'K D'ALENE I.AKK
And ha* been rocsntlv
Refilled and Furnished.
If you like
Boating & Hunting
\ rrmi front Immiurm. or for roar wife
fresh, health* atr. «, P t'.» U r
d' liens . trial In .,w.V
lug of <Veor d'AI-na
General Snermatt Gu.lr.1
A te.d Ssini,!.- lor ( - 'in menial
Men. AgsnU for
Hartford Fire Ins. Co.,
Continental Fire Ins. Co.,
New York Life Ins. Co.
Warner & Wonnacott,
|1 PACIFIC FtR
frem bourne! or laurmell.tr polaK lb*
!• U»f Him* lo Uk»
T0 7TLL POINTS
EAST ~ SOUTH.
It is the Dining Car Route. It
run* Through Ve*tihuL><J Irani*
every day in the year to
(SO CHANGE or CAR*)
Composed of Dining Cars Un
Pullman Drawing Room Bleep
ers of Latest Kqvipment,
Tourist Sleeping Cara,
Bo«* that ran hr ronttraoUri ud In which er
roramuriettarn err both free end furalehed for
holders of A rat or wrond-clemltrkete. end
ELEQ4NT MY COACHES
A Continuous Lin. Connactlng with all
lints, affording Direct and Unlntor.
To eod front ell point* In A mer«re, England
end Europe ran he purchased el any ticket of*
Art of the Company
for full Information rooremlnc relee time of
trelnu. n>ut*e end other details furnmhed on
ppUrelMin to any agent. nr
A. D. CHARLATAN,
Assistant Urn. Tass. Agt.,
No. 121 First HI., cor. Washinslon.
Train leaves Custard'Alea* *t 6 p. m.
and arrives at l> 2f> a. ni.
P. JOY, A sent.
Bristow'* store front Is s beauty.
For first class job printing call on the
W. O. Buell was in tha city this week
looking over the situation.
For anything In the meet line call on
Born, on Wednesday morning, to the
wife of J. U. Rausch, a son.
Before buying, get prices at the Mer
A supply of good dry wood constant
ly on hand at the People's Warehouse.
Mr. H. D. Allen end family returned
from a visit to Harrison, Thursday.
For a fine assortment of fancy cakes,
go to McFaiiaud A Heiuiger.
bait Fish of all kinds, at the People's
Jay Hand Sanborn visited the me
trupolia this week.
Warrantee deeds and location »■»—i.
for sale at this office.
Fresh radishes, heeta and turnips at
the Kaactueyer MarkeL
Tlie hoard of trade held an Intenat
meetlug, Monday eveulug.
For fresh eggs, butter and cheese, go
to the Mercantile store.
Xew cabbage and onions at the
J- W. Meant* and W. B. McFarland
took iu lUtlulrum and l'oat Falls, Wed
Drop a nickel in the slot and get a
cigar, at the People's Warehouse.
McFariand A Retainer has a fine line
Araui and chocolate randies on sale.
Alfred Ititchie and Ed. Lighten, of
the St. Joe, acre in the city during the
A fine selection of railing canl* at
vegetables at the
AU home grown
r. Curry pul a force of carpenters to
ork on Ids u-aideun- this »«*k. John*
will have a flue home when completed
t I edr-r shlnglra In building quantities
al the Mercantile store.
Fresh oranges and lemons at
j R Barker and wife, of Spokane, art
'• aprnding a few days in the city, catch
| lug tin- fresh lake bterzea
The finest *|mds you ever saw, at the
j I'(tuple's Warehouse.
1 Fresh straw brines at the Kacarme*
! er Market
Bom to tlie «tie of Itliry Golden, ori
Ttiursda) June 23nl. a sou.
Mr * »o<i iw^m-w,
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Anything and everything in the stone,
*' ,r " McFarland * Beimger s.
A nice lot of oraages at Kaesmeyer
' Mr. FaiuL the enterprising editor of
, the IVod d'OnaUlc Xfwi, midr the
Fill** a brotherly call, Tuesday
Fresh smelt and trout at the Kaeac
llay. grain and provisions, at the
Fred. Bubb came up from Spokane
and remained with his relatives and
friends until Monday evening.
Try Quaker oats, at McFarland and
I Dr. J II Mellierson llentiat, is pre
j pared to do all kind of work in that
j line. Teeth exlrarted without pain by
the ure of vitalized air. Office I,ake
Judge Hagan I* making a very deeid
ed Improvement in his residence in the
eoustrurUou of a handsome bay win
Third Installment of dress goods, no
tion*. rtr.. from the East, just received
at the Mercantile store.
Straw hats for everyone at eastern
prices, at McFarland A Iteiniger's.
A. Cumberworth and wife returned
to Saginaw, Tuesday, where Mr. t'nm
berworlh has a job of putUng the ma
chinery in a large boat.
McFarland A Iteiniger's is the only
place to get fresh terries.
Moores I'alace Bakery, |6 loaves for
one dollar. Cheaper than home baking.
Give our new baker, Mr. Herman, of
Portland, Or., a trial.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnson and
family returned to their farm, last Mon
day, where they will remain perman
Will the party who borrowed a pair
of tinner's shears of me, return them at
oust, and obliga.
Fred. Bosquet, the pleasant butcher
at the Kaeeetneyer Market, was laid up
for a few days this week, the result of
a strain from heavy lifting.
T. Cl. Kaeaemeyer hat enlarged his
butcher shop by building quite an ad
dition to the rear of the building. In
creasing business made this necessary,
The On-ur d'Alene Drug Co. have
just received s nice tine of fine station
The taw mill at Itlne Creek well run
for the next two weeks and exchange
lumber for logs, after which time it will
be moved to fa*ur d'Alene.
A complete assortment of the notrd
sports Abbey and ltnbra flies and
fishing tackle received at the Mercan
Tbs three year old child of C. Cole, of
Harrison, Is dangerously ill with inflam
atiou of the bowels.
There will be no service at the Eplt
copal church on Sunday evening. Mom
log service as usual at 10 o'clock. Sun
day school at 10 a. m. Everyone wel
8. Brady baa gone to the Cteur d'
Alene mines, where he will spend
couple of weeks looking after some
prospects that he has located in that
Judge M. T. Hartson was in the city
last Thursday, looking up summer
quarters for his family. The Judge
made the Fanes offices pleasant call
during his visit.
Immediately after tlie arrival of the
train, Sunday, June 86th, there will be
high-mass and sermon by Hev. Win.
Lindner, Kedemptorist Father, at the
Chaa i'aimer, brother of Fred and
Robert Fanner, accompanied by his
friend, arrived from England Monday
morning, and will remain for tlie sum
mer, or at least a month or two.
The hose house has been moved back
off of Sherman street and s new ladder
rack built at tlie rear of tbe same.
Several new ladders have been added
to tlie equipment of the fire department.
Messrs. Jas. H. Hart*- and F. O. Arm
strong returned from Moscow this
morning, w here they bare been for the
past week in attendance at the organi
ration of the Grand Lodge of the
Knights of Fytliias.
The finest strawberries that have
come to the market, were raised about
throe miles from this dty by Mr. Hack.
They were of the sharpies* variety, of
must beautiful color, extraordinarily
large, and most excellent flavor.
Tbe crop reports from all parts of
Ibis county are most flattering. All
kinds of grain is looking better than
eter before at this teatou. Iu conse
quence, the honest farmer has a con
stant smile spread over his honest
The bi.isiiUess men and citizens of
<**wr d'Alene have suffered the incon
venience of delayed eastern mails on
. , . .
acrount of the heavy washouts on the
Northern Pacific, but tbe damage to
the road has been repaired and tlie
mails are now more regular.
Messrs. Drumheller, Bolster aud
Norman, right of way committee of the
Spokane and C<i-ur d'Alene R U A N.
Co. will arrive in this city next Tues
day, at which time they wish to meet
tlie citizens on imi>urtaut business in
connection w ith tlie prupused line.
J. Brown, of Post Falls, has resigned
his |4ace as manager of the Post Falls
Shtagie Co., aud is now in Cceur
d'Alene. He will manage tbe People's
Transportation Co., and we predict for
the company more than ordinary suc
cess witli the energy and ability of Mr.
Brown to manage their affairs.
Development work is beiug rapidly
pushed on tlie mines on the upper SL
Joe river. The company are working a
double abift with all the men that there
is room to work. They have a fine
ledge and expect to be shipping ore be
fore fail. This is ouly one of many
good prospccta that are being developed.
Tlie ball, last evening, in the new
paviUuti, under the auspice* of the
board of trade, brought together about
one hundred people who enjoyed the
evening very' much. The supper furn
ished by Lbe ladies consisted of many
dainties and was an elegant spread.
The pavilion was brilliantly lighted
with electric lights and Chinese lan
terns snd decorated with evergreens.
The members of the Spokane Type -
graphical I niou, who visited this city
last Sunday, enjoyed their outiug very
much. After arriving here they crossed
tlie lake to 1-ake View park in the
small steam sis and passed the day at
that beautiful resort. Mr. Moughton is
making Lake View an attractive place
by clearing off the grounds and other
wise improving it.
Mr. Chaa Stowe brought to this office
a branch from a goosberry bush, loaded
writli frulL The branch and berries will
weigh between five and six pounds Mr.
Stowe did not tell us tbe variety. They
are quite large and very fine, aud not so
extremely acid aa tlie majority of this
kind of fnilL The growing of small as
well as large fruits, is an industry that
our farmers could engage iu to groat
advantage and proGL
C. \Y. Russell has been in town dur
ing the week, looking tor a site to erect
hia sawmill on. He has two or three
locations in view, but lias not yet deci
ded which he will use. Ills mill is now
up at Blue Creek, and that being some
what out of the way he has decided to
move it to some point near town and
within two months we may expect to
hear Uie hum of another mill and
twenty-five or thirty more meu em
Deputy Sheriffs Graham and Baldwin
were up the SL Joe during the week for
tbe purpoea of arreeting Thomas Col
lier, who has been indicted by a Whit
man county, Washington, grand jury
ont he charge of horse stealing. They
visitad Mr. Collier's ranch but did not
find him at home. It seems to be tli«
general opinion that he is not guilty of
tlie charge. Mr. Collier arrived here,
Thursday, at.d siinendercd himself to
the officers. i
ICmXY OFTHXfT. JOX
A Fsrtil* Valley With Uneqnalad
■stars) ■ su aer y
Last Monday morning, through the
courtesy of the BL Joe Transportation
Co., and an invitation from A. II.
Butler s Pans representative boarded
one of their steamers for a trip to the
head of the lake and up tbe SL Joe
river. We left Cotur d'Alene at II
o'clock, and after a run of about
three bouts up tbe lake, with its
ever changing scenery, the new
town of Harrison was reached. Here
evidence of prosperity were apparent
from the buzz of the saw mills »"* tbe
new buildings being erected. A. few
■alias above Harrison we entered tbe
BL Joe river, which for fifteen miles
passes through the Indian reservation
embracing one of tbe richest and most
fertile portions of Idaho; but these rich
lands, which could be made to yield
immense quantities of produce if per
mitted to come into the bands of set
Hers, are still in their primitive state.
After passing through the reservation
we soon noticed the evidences of civil!
ration. The river bottom is dotted
with the homes of the hardy pioneer
settler, the forest is disappearing before
his ax and poetic nature is being train
formed into a paradise of happy homes.
In this beautiful valley all kinds of
grains, fruits and vegetables grow to
tbe greatest perfection. It is destined
to become the garden spot of Idaho
and those w ho are fortunate enough to
own land there, while at present labor
ing under inconveniences incident to
pioneer life, will some day realize the
wisdom of their selection.
It requires an abler pen than oun to
do justice to the scenery of the SL Joe
and while we attempt to give our read
era an idea of its magnificent grand u re
the description will fail far short of do
ing it justice.
fan you Imagine a stream of cool crys
tal mountain water twenty feet deep,
with banks fringed on either side by
wild flowers atni a heavy growth of ferns,
shubbery and small trees, quietely me
andering its way through a valley part
ly Umbered and parti- v,pen. with a
back ground of grand and lofty moun
uins whose sun kissed peak, are lost
the time and exjienae of making iL
to view above the misty clouds, and
whose sides are covered with a heavy
growth of tall pines and wild flowers, the
stream wandering from one side to the
other, here gently bubbling around the
base of a massive mountain of rock or
lost in tlie recess of a quiet cove with
nothing to disturb its placidity except
the splash of the steameCs wheel or the
cooling mouutain breeze as it fans the
lofty piues and kisaes tlie clear cool
waters. With this picture fresh in your
mind tlie boat rounds a bend and a
valley with tte sweet flower* ferns and
greeu grass gradually unfolds to the
view. It is the beautiful in nature
opeuiDg up to view like a grand pano
rama as you glide gently over the water
ever changing, always something new"
never the same, but one succession of
views both interesting and pleasing to
the eye. You round another bend and
are surrounded by a deuse growth of
large cedar trees whoa* shadows are
blended in the water with the reflection
from the mountain side*. Here and
there are the primitive homes of the
bold pioneer who is opening tlie coun
try to commerce and civilization. Can
you imagine the snow capped moun
tains toweriug heavenward in the dis
tance as if to add the finishing touches
to tlie beautiful picture of nature be
fore you. Have you ever viewed tlie
far famed lludsou with its succession
of mountains, hills aud valleys; or tra
versed the waters of the blue Danube
with its Bavarian forests on one side
and the rock ribbed peaks of the north
ern ranges of the Noric Alps on tlie
other. If you have seen any of these
you have a faint idea of the scenery pre
sented to view by a trip up the SL Joe
river, but pen pictures will not do it
justice and it must be seen to be appro- 1
ciated. Tbe trip w ill well repay one for
Work on the imviliou was completed
the first of the week. It is octagon
shaped and the manner in which it is
constructed is a credit to the contract
ors and a monument to the enterprise
and hospitality of our citizens, who
raised the fund tor its erection and in
tend that it shall be absolutely free to
all who visit the city. It is located a
little east and south of the C<rur d'
Alene Inn on tlie lake shore and affords
a magnificent view of that beautiful
body of water. Electric lights have
been placed in position and at night the
pavilion will be brilliantly illuminated.
The flag of our country will float from
a flag staff at tlie top of the building.
A serious accident betol a Chinaman,
Tuesday afternoon. Fred. Einpey had
engaged him to saw some wood, and
was taking him to his work iu a dcliv
ery wagon, when the horse started to
run, the Chinaman, saw-horse and saw
were thrown out over tlie wbosi The
Chiuainan's que became entangled in
t ie wheel in some way, and while he
was swinging around the circle, the saw
struck him oil the ear nearly severing
that important member. Einpey tuc
c -eded iu stopping tlie horse and saved
t ie a.ilestial's que and says he yre
hi m.w Uie Mongolian will recover in a
few days, and iu the meantime lie will
conUuue to dispense bargains at the
A BOOM nr XBAL MATS.
Lot JtunpiagU Harriaoa Oansss Great
Thursday night was one long to be
remembered in the history of the quiet
little village of Harrison. About two
months ago, a number of tbe citizens of
that place conceived the idea that some
of the lots there were not held accord
tog to law and were therefore jump
able. Acting on that idea they took
hosts snd went out on the lake, held a
meeting and laid their plans so **»■*
there might be no disorder about the
matter. Thursday was the day selected
for the jumping. All day Sexton's mill
was busy sawing «x« timber for founda
tions and immediately after supper
they secured a team to haul the lumber
to the different lota, sixteen in all, and
commenced to lay foundations. At
some places they met with armed resis
tance, but seemed to have met it with
as little noise or bluster as possible and
pursue their purpose. There is
doubt but what they hare jumped some
lota that were legally held and will be
compelled to surrender them through
civil authority. A large majority of
the business men of the town support
tbe action of the men who took pos
session of the apparently vacant lota,
while others are making rigorous ob
jections and taking rash steps in the
matter. 8. W. Crain was the complain
ing w itness in a charge of riot against
the participants. The sheriff and three
deputies went up there yesterday to
make tbe arrests of the sixteen par
ticipanta, which t iey did and ret imed
on tbe Georgie Oakes last Bight with
the prisoners and about twenty wit
nesses. They all left for Kathdrum this
morning, where they will have their
trial before the probate judge. There
seems but one result possible, L e_ that
all w ill b e cleared of any cri minal charge.
PEOPLES TRASSPOKTATIOH 00.
casioually during the season and must
b.-eome very popular.
A Bew Lins of Lake Steamers Giving
Coeur d'Alene Connection With
the Union Pacific.
The organization of a new steam
boat company took place during the
week, most of the members being
citizens of this city. The new company
will he known as the IVople's Trans
portation Co., and proposes to carry on
a freight, express and passenger busi
ness ou Coeur d'Alene lake, the St Jo;
and Coeur d'Alene rivers. It is com
posed of well known local capitalists
and thorough business men who will
make a success of tlie new enterprise.
Tbe boats of the company w ill run in
connection with the Union Pacific sys
tem with which they have traffic ar
rangements that gives Coeur d'Alene
the same rates that are in force to
Spokane, thus saving the local rate from
that city. The officers of the company
are Geo. B. WonnacotL president; Geo.
Mims, treasurer; J. II. Brown, gen
era! manager. The board of directors
is composed of Geo. B. Wounaoott. Geo.
Mims. .T. IV. Stearns, J. If. Brown.
A. F. Powell, A. E. McCarty and D. II.
Uudlong. A tine new steamer will be
built as soon as possible and the other
boats of the new line will be thoroughly
overhauled, docks and side tracks will
be put in at Harrison; a joint agency
with the l'. F. lias already beeu estab
lished there. The capital stock of the
company is S50.000, divided into shares
of S5u each.
Sunday Pleasure Trips
a The People's Transportation Co_ of
this city, will give excursions from the
wharf of the St, Joe Transportation
to-morrow, June 26, as follows;
steamer Amelia Wheaton will leave the
dock at 10*»i a. m. for Beauty Bay. re
turning at 12:30. Leave at 2 p. m. for
Echo and Mica Bays, returning at 5:30.
Fare for each round trip 50 cents.
These excursions will afford tlie people
an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant trip
on the lake to the above beautiful bays
at small cosL They will be given oc
Mr. Geo. F. Mims while out driving
one day this week caine living a
senous accident. IDs horse becoming
fugtitened at a cow, dashed down tlie
road at fearful speed, and in tumiiig
a corner one of the wheels struck a
stump and overturned the buggy,
throwing Mr. Mims and his com paid on
violently to the ground, bruising them
not a little. The horse finally succeeded
ill freeing himself from the overturned
buggy and came to town. The buggv
is almost a complete wreck, the har
ness is under repairs, and the horse is
under the doctor ■ rare.
Raid and Labor.
The democratic party, which did its
utmost to degrade labor by the perpet
uation of slavery, is deeply coucvnied
over the support given Wliitelaw Reid
before the Minneapolis convention by
the typographical union. Since Mr.
Reid's name w as presented by organ
ized labor, we can not see the need of
this suddenly expressed sinvpathy and
regard for labor, most of which Is com
ing from papers that never gave a day's
employment to a union printer, and
that would go into bankruptcy if they
were forced to pay half the scale of
wage* paid by the New York Tribune.
Mr. Reid has always paid the highest
market price for labor. That is more
than can be said for most of these dem
ocratic papers that are now so worried
over the vice presidential nomiuatlon.
A Grand Collosal Spectacle.
Sotaism , His Tsmpls,
»*<1 tbs (Bum
by fobs labUasa's Orest WsrU's
To the skeptic or agnostic as well as
to the devout believer in the Sacred
Scriptures, the eta of the great King
Solomon's reign is and can be naught
but the mast impressive, the most Ju •
foresting and the grandest in all history.
There are no parallels in all the records
of the past; nothing approximating in
grandeur, in wisdom and sublimity, in
any chronicle of modem ages. It was,
then, a felicitous conception of the
management of John Robinson's Great
World's Exposition to reproduce the
scenes, personages, incidents snd events
of the reign of Solomon, tlie grand old
patriarch, sage and King. That they
have done this thoroughly the public
and the press unanimously attest. Our
citizens will have the opportunity of
seeing this grand spectacle with John
Robinson's show ou July 12, iu this city.
That Fort Sherman will see a grand
Fourth of July goes without question.
They have the grounds, tlie men to
participate in the sports and tbe money
to induce them to do iL The men have
been training for the various contests
for the past two weeks, and hare at
tained a degree of perfection that In
sures tbe foot races, the bicycle races
and the ball game all to be of a high
order. The pavilion in the city aril
afford those who wish, the best of op
portunity to dance on a good floor and
to the best of music. The city and the
post are making all possible arrange
ments to entertain the visitors Hist will
visit our place on that day. An invita
tion is extended to all, and we think
that no place in the surrounding coun
try will afford the variety of am use
meats that will be seen at Fort Sher
A Chinaman HuLUm
A Chinaman was caught stealing
clothes from a house in Sand Point, and
w as arrested and tried before tbe local
justice, who sentenced him to sixty
days in the county jaiL Having no
place to keep him until the train came
to take him to Rathdrum a guard was
appointed to watch him. A short time
before the train was due, the guard
heard a rap at his door and presuming
it to be the deputy-sheriff, opened the
door, a hat was immediately placed over
his eyes and another man grabbed his
hands while a third took the Chinamar.
The guard was w arned not to come to
the door on penalty of his life—ind he
didn't go. A few minutes later be came
down town but no traces of the party
could be found and it is generally pre
sumed that the Mongolian was helped
to a safe hiding place in tlie chilly
waters of lake Fend d'Oriefle.
The Northern Pacific railroad is se
curing data and letters from the farm
ers of northern Idaho and Washington
to be used in a publication of which
500,000 copies will be printed showing
the resources of the country. It will
be principally made up of letters from
the farmers who are requested to give
their experience, showing what success
they have had since locating here.
These letters should show what you had
when startiug, the amount and kinds
of products raised, prices obtained,
amount of stock ou hand and other in
formation that would be of interest to
intending settlers. Let tlie farmers
take an interest in this matter and
write letters which may be addressed
to the I'll Ess, or to the secretary of the
board of trade and they will be for
warded to the Northern Pacific com
pany. The benefits to be derived from
such extensive advertising of our re
sources must be apparent to all, and we
hope all will take an interest in tlie
matter. Settlers along the lake aud
rivers can also include mention of our
Umberaml nmleral in tlwir
letu . re to * dvan tap,.
The Flora of Idaho.
It is probable that a complete exhibit
of the flora of Idaho at the World's
Fair would attract more attention to
tlie state than ouythiug else. The
mineral exhibit w ill interest those w ho
are familiar with the business of min
ing. At the best it can ouly attract
the casual attention of the multitude,
while the must desolate territory in the
Union might present an equally Inter
esting display. The exhibit of fruit
will particularly interest another class,
and be a subject of casual notice by the
general procession of visitors. It will
be so with all the exhibits; but a dis
play ol tlie flora of the state would
enlist tlie iutereet of more people thau
any other feature of Idaho's contribu
tions. for tha reason tliat it would be at
once a surprise aud a revehittou to
every observer. The world regards
Idaho as a sort of harrreu wilderness,
tickled iuto luxuriance in spots by the
industry of man; but an exhibit of our
natural plants and flowers would show
at a glance that the Gem of the Moun
tains is one of the slates that has been
most favored by nature, and it would
lead to more careful Investigation by
tlie average visitor of the industrial
resources of this regii u Boise States