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RESERVE LANDS The Best Soil on Earth for Set* tiers Tlie Coeur il'lene Indian Reetrva tio will bring to Coenr d'Alene a re source little realized or understood. This tract ot laud wbiob lies south of our city, is in the shape of an imper fect triangle, the west boundary coin ciding with the Washington state line. It is held by the government for 525 Indians of all ages, many of whom are reasonably cultured and refined and have been trained in Christian precepts and life. Many have fami lies pleasantly located on highly tilled land, supporting much stock, horaes, cattle and sheep. They work and em ploy others but in many instances they lease their lands to whites. As a rule their habits are good and their aspirations tend to unlift. The government estimates it will have 310,000 acres remaining of the reservation after the allotments to the Indiana have been made and the aohool sections reserved for Idaho's public schools. If all the land were good this would provide homes for 1937 families allowing 160 acres to the family. However some of the land is rough and undesirable so that probably there will be 1500 good claims on the reservation. Should the demand for this laud be equal to the demaud for land when the Crow and other reservations opened it means there will be fully 40,000 to 50,000 people who will apply. The luud is of the richest loam and chiefly coveted with timber. In many places this timber is very rauk and choice being comprised of white aud yellow pine, fir and tamarack. The greater portion of the upland is covered with open timber between the trees of which grow much nutri oious grass upou which the loose stock graze aud become extremely fat, de mand iug the best prices iu the mar ket. Along the streams, especially Hangman, are fouud the large farms under cultivation,fenced aud aupplied with the most up-lo date machinery possiblo, the ludlaus being the own ers of modern steam threshers and plows. Even saw mills are on the reservation. Large filed* of wheat, oonsisting of several, hundred acree may be seen waviug it* golden heads in the August sun. Near the eastern border is fouud a rich mineral belt. Some olaim* covered with the heavier timber ate estimated to be worth from 9 1 000 to #15000 or a suug fortune to the average poor man, deairous of a boma of Ids own. There are an abundance of streeme running through the reservation. The St. Joe river, whioh is known for ita great beauty, rune here. Every summer it eeriiee upon its bosom thoueend* of visitors seeking rest and quietude from the storms and bustlee of life. Lake, Hangman, and Rook creeks aud numerous others afford ex SUPPLY OF PURE WATER Coeur d'Alene enjoys a highly prieed and exceptional advantage In an ample aupply of pore, fresh water, coupled with an excellent sanitary condition, due to the natural sur roundings. The water supply of this ally, both for domestic erd general nee, as fui utabed by the ConsumeraCompany, is cellent wafer ways for the falling water. Transportation facilities oould not be better. Besides the lake itself and the St. Joe river over both of which regular boats bear their traffic, there are three railroads either completed or will be in the near future. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul trans-continental line strikes in the St. Joe oountry and after following down the stream to a point not many milea above the lake, It bears south to Tekoa, Washington. The O. R. A N. railroad strikes the reservation near Harrison, bordsrs the lake southward, thence in a straight route to Tekoa. The Idaho A Northwestern leaves Coeur d'Alene olty and keep ing on the west runs south to Plum mer on the O. R. A N. railroad, send ing branohes out to Tekoa, Rockford, The Mission and St. Maries. The last two roads are as yet incomplete. The Washington Water Power Com pany has a power transmission line running through the reservation, car rying power to the various mining dstriots in the Coeur d'Alenes. The government will probably throw the reservation open for home steading within the next eight mouths. Other than the allotted and the school land, it will all be opeu fer homestead. The United Stales oongress has passed a bill providing that when the president proclaims the opening the lands shall be oassi fied as timber, grazing aud argioul tnral lands. The timber will re quire five years of continuous resi deuce, while the grazing aud agricul tural lands may be commuted at the end of 14 months actual resi dence. The government has also provided that the laud shall be ap praised. According to other reserva tions this appraised, value will only be uomiual, probably beiug from #1. 25 to #5 per aore. whereas some of it will be worth #100 per acre. inasmuch as Coeur d'Alene has the land offioe aud is ao accessible to the reservation, oostlng but 50 oents to reach ita border, it is more than probable that the vast majority seek ing homes on IU riob lands will visit our city. Indeed many are already In our midst, waiting for the opening. Siuoe ell this territory le tributary to Coeur d'Alene. It mean* a great future to our town, taking into con sideration the numerous resources round about. The reservation is said to be capa ble ot supporting 60,000 people and not be over crowded. Besides tbe water accessibility to the reserva tion, tbe Idaho A Northwestern now under construction will afford the beet possible entrance to every por tion ot it by railroad. as wholesome, and pore as ean be bad anywhere on earth. It comes from the oool, unpolluted depths o' beauti ful Lake Coeur d'Alene, fed by sparkling mountain streams, and is pumped from tbs lake at a depth ot 1U0 feet into a large concrete reeer vioir capable of holding one-half million gallons of watar. Prom this roof-protected reeervior looated on the hillside at a height of some 200 feet above the level of the city, the supply is distributed through large mains generally over the city and over an area of six square miles. So great is the oapacity of this water plant, that 30,000 people could be supplied, allowing each in dvidual 100 gallons (the average daily consumption in our larger cities) without increasing the size or capacity of the present pumping or impounding facilities. The combin ed capacity of the water pumps of the present plnat is 2200 gallons par minute at a pressure of from 90 to 150 pounds per square inch. These pumps are located in a con crete and atone wall shaft 14 feet be low the high water level of the lako, the water flowing through an intake pipe which extends at a depth con siderably below the surface of the lake to 500 feet off shore. By an admirable arrangement, in case of fire in the municipality, the large pumps are started and pump directly into the mains- Under this oonvneient arrangement, water sup plied for fire extinguishing purposes, is furnished absolutely free of cost to the olty, so, also, is all of the water used in municipal street sprinkling. That the homes of most of our citizens are beautifully lighted, is due to the Installation of a system of incandescent lighting by the Con sumers company, which gives uni versal satisfaction. LOCAL MILITIA Well Organized Company of I. N. G. The local militia oompany known aa Company C, was organized this spring and had a vaiied career until the present captain, Ludwig Roper, waa elected. It ie now in a flourish ing condition, having drills every Wednesday evening. The company has 42 membres and is fully equipp ed in evray respect. The meetings are held at tbe corner of Sixth And Front streets. The state enoampment of the Idaho militia companies will be held during October. The young men composing tbe oompany are among the better grade in the eity. The offirces are, Captain Ludwig Roper, R. Shadduck First Lieutenant and R. L. Genrty, Second Lieuten ant. THE AUDITORIUM Modernly Equipped Theatre and Good Shows. The auditorium located at the cor ner of Fourth and Coeur d'Alene streets, supplies the accommodations for the theater going public. If there is one thiug Coeur d'Alene may boast of,it is tbe troupes visiting our city. The maugement makes a spec ialty of high grade plays and first class actors. Coeur d'Alene enjoys the same privileges that Spokane cit Izeus have. During the winter months, local taient avails itself of an opportunity to put on an operatta or play. These are particularly appreciated and well attended. Churches, lodges, Sunday schools or other organizations in this f ■ fc •:,%? AUDITORIUM. COF.UR D'ALENE, IDAHO. manner often replenish their treasur ies for Coeur d'Alene citizens are not clannish, attending high grade enter tainments irrespective of creed, polit ical affiliation or social distinction. In this connection it may be stat ed another theater building has been planned and ita construction in the near future is anticipated. It will be very elaborate in equipment*, spacious in room aud accessible to the publio. DRUG STORES Coeur d'Alene is Well Supplied With Drugs. There are five drug store* in the oity, four on Sherman within a block of on* another and the other on Fourth street, between Lakeside and Coeur d'Alene streets. The men in charge are first class buiinets men at well at dro^gltts and fiom time to time enlarge their stock and build additions to their struc ture*. The state of Idaho requires a COEUR D'ALENE DRUG STORE Clement Wilkins, Png., Prop. INTERIOR VIEW COEUR D'ALENE DRUG STORE The Coeur d'Alene Diug store la Indeed metropolitan. We do not think that we make bold in hazarding the statement that there is no city in the Pacific Northwest of tbe size of Coeur d'Alene that can boast of an license of every drug clerk which in sures competent men. EXCELLENT BAND Gives Weekly Concerts and is Credit to City. The Military band of our oity would be a credit to a much larger place. It has one of the best directors, James Austin, to be found in the northwest. It has been the practice of this organization to give regular open air concerts at different points in the city. The appreciation of the music by the people is only surpassed by tbe rendition. Crowds assemble near the baud to listen to tbe evening concerts. Occasionally balls are given in the interest of the band at w hich time it furt isbes music. With the exception of the director, all tbe members of the organization are couuected with local concerns. Scarecrow Home of Crows. Mrs. John Rugger could not find any of her husband's old pants to make scarecrows, so she made two scare crows out of old dress skirts aud set them up In a cornfield on their farm near Shohola Glen, N. Y.. says a Tort Jervis (N. Y.t special to tbe New York World. Rugger recently found thir teen young crows in the stuffed dress es. He says this proves that a s are crow must be bifurcated to be effi cient. A Mystery of Indo-China. The great mystery about Indo-China and one which must ever be insoluble Is the story of the lost race and the vanished civilization of that strange country. The mighty walls of Angkor Wat. rising in the midst of sparsely settled jungles, remain as the memo rial of a great empire which has ut terly disappeared and is altogether lost to history. No one will ever know who planned this gigantic temple or what tyrant hounded on his mvriads of people to build up those Immense blocks of stone and Cover them with the most elaborate of sculptures. Ang kor-Wat was one of the most aston ishing monuments In the world, and this forgotten temple was built so as to endure as long as the earth itself were it not for the Irresistibly de structive effect of plant life on the strongest walls that mm can raise * hlKh '7 <1 and very •vealthy people could hare elected Angkor-Wat a very dlffe-ent race from the Anamite of moder i days. The whole nation has d'.sapp ired as utter ST ®- VrUlds ^ce pop ulated the wastes and solitude* of Memphis.—Singapore Five Frees. establishment of similar character, that carries a larger stock or whose equipment and appurtenances are more thoroughly up to tbe minute. Mr. Clement Wilkins, the proprietor, is a graduate ot tbe department of pharmacy, class 1901, State College. BARTON'S NO OIK No. 202 N. Fourth St., Coeur d'Alene I T HE ONLY Book and Stationery house in town. wish to call your attention to a few of the ma things in our line. We handle about sixty or seventy! ferent magazines, and take subscriptions for any. You can find all the Standard works in Fiction, Theology, History, Ladies' Physical Culture, Foreign guages, Encyclopedias and the latest, most popular not from 15c up. A Fine Line of Stationery, Blank Books, Pens Pencils of all'kinds. Superior line of Tobaccos, Cigars, Pipes and Smok Supplies. * Post Oardsjin abundance and no better Candies in to* Old Books bought and sold. Now give us a call and you will find almost ever] thing for sale in our line but trouble. We carry a nice line of Bibles, Prayer Book] Rosaries, etc. Kindly keep us in view when needing any thing in our line. Charged #5 For M 8*ss." A • tor y I® told of Fanny Kemble, who** favorite summer resort was Lenox, that on her first season there •he employed a self respecting villager who had a comfortable turnout to drive ^L®k° Ut - He - feeling It to be his fluty to make the drive aa entertaining M Feasible, began to call her attention to the beauty of the scenery-whlch ^ 1 * hed h> enjoy undisturbed—and to tell her who lived in certain houses M they passed along, until finally Mrs. Ksmble, being unable to stand it aur tongsr, said in the high tragedy uS omt somewhat peculiar to her, "I have ETtotolk" to for me. sir, and The driver ceased talking, pursed „d U p* and in all thsto snbCoL^ only rwmar^wJ^T^ jt** 7 *° • aanm *0 ws At the end of the v. his bill foe th*^nm££^j£ to*. Running her eye down its H*. irard columns she d&umA at * n _ aut ah. didn't und£^*~£J*" 1 cannot comprehend ft" W1B» equal gravity he replied *5- I dont often tabs it w wt^Tv do I charge." ^ D * wh«a I ®»e paid the bill without m... flnvae during many —snteis He came to Coeur d'Alene in| of that year. It has ever of bis endeavors to keep folly, of tbe growth of the city i ry a stook|that would meet allj ble demands of the community] Freeh Air. Fresh air clears the cobweb] the brain, puts new strength I muscles, a new life into the I new lightness into the step. It* away the petty ilia that both*', flay life aud helps one to greater patience. It shoulders for the burdens that < upon them. It makes the i fighter and the hardest day I Easy. "Wen." pondered the new I co*re^>ondents editor: "I to answer this. Here's a who wantB to know what's'I thing to take Ink stain* o*t*| flannel" •That's easy," replied tbs editor, "a pair of scissors." Barred. a Bum Alderson once reltf* 1 *] hto duties a juror who state! »J was deaf In one ear. "Too *9] to* bo*." said his lordship, "t* nsrsssary you should hear to® 1 Blood Medio "The duke's marriage was a bitter pUl fio swallow." "That is the way wtt impoverished Wood."