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RESOURCES White and Yellow Pine, Cedar and Fir North Idaho's timber resource** naturally center around the two great lakes of tbit part of the state- They are lakes Pend O'rielle and Ooeur d'Alene- The extent of the resouro ea of the former are as yet little de veloped or ascertained. However the vast timber resources of lake Ooeur d'Alene are an established fact, which statement is attested by the soore or more of lumber mills, some of which are among the largest In the world, that are located upon ita shores or in its immediate terri tory. The famous St. Joe, which la by ter the longest navigable river lying within the State of Idaho, permitting large steamers to ascend ita quiet wa ter* for over 40 miles, emptiea itself into the lake. Into It runs the St. Maries and other nomeroua streams. The Ooeur d'Alene river empties Into the lake In close proximity to the St. Joe. These rivers drain an Immense water abed whose surfaoe is heavily wooded by some of the obolcest tim ber to be found In the great north west. All of this unlimited supply of timber is snaked down the hill aides into the smaller streams during' the winter months, carried by them Into the St. Joe and borne by it to the lake and on to Coeur d'Alene. Over 30,000,000 feet of logs often eome down In a single drive, after the numerous smaller drives from the many streams are united. It takes many weeka to oolleot and float these Immense drives from the logging camps to the mills at Coeur d'Alene. Hundreds of men are at work,through out the winter, outtlng these logs. One mill alone in some Instances, has over 300 men aotlvely engaged. The timber Itself is the finest to be found In the northwest. The white pine, whioh is in such great demand and so high priced, is found In abund anoe in the timber tributary to Ooeur d'Alans. Those desiring timber HOBSON & PARKER Real Estate, Insurance. Stocks, Bonds We have property listed in all parts of city and additions. We are agents for SPOKANE ADDITION The most desirable location for a home in the city. Nice level lots, water, lights and phones. Terms are easy. Our list of Farm Lands is complete. Write us for particulars of property in and around Coeur d'Alene. When here make our office your headquarters. . NOTARY PUBLIC IN OFFICE: HOBSON & PARKER Phones: Bell i9o, Interstate i3a Room 5 Coeur d'Alene Bank & Trust Bldg. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho claims consider a rich find has been made when a sprinkling of the white pine exists on their holdings; bow ever, in many cases the olaim may cruise millions of feet of this choice timber-, which grows so straight and is so free from knots. Cedar, in many oases reaching a diameter, of 10 to 12 feet, may be found along the streams and the higher lands. It is not only valuable for postsand cheap er grades of lumber but for shingles and other purposes A few thousand ce dar poles upon a claim adds very ma terially to its value. And as time con tinues their value increases. Yellow pine has already reached an excellent prioe, bringing on the stumpage in many oases, $2.50 per thousand feet A poor quarter section indeed that will not yield 1,000,000 feet of lum ber. Fir and tamarack are also be coming more valuable as timber be comes soaroe. This timber lies not only along the St. Joe, St. Maries and Ooeur d' Alene rivers but also on the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation and near Haydan, Fish and Spirit lakes. The construction of the Idaho & Wash ington Northern railroad, from the north into the oity, will add very materially to the timber resources of our oity. Instead of ties and logs being hauled on wagons, transportation will be found on the Eleotito line. The completion of the Idaho & Northwestern railroad on the Coeur d'Alene Indian reserva tion will bring to the large B. R. Lewis mill (inasmuch as many of the same stockholders are In the railroad and mill) praotloally all the timber on those 400,000 aores of land. This resource will become a direct easy asset to Coeur d'Alene by the build ing of the sooalled Lewis road. East of the oity in the Coeur d'Alene for est reserve is another valuable timber resource as yet praotloally untouched by man or mill. Muoh of this re serve had been taken before the government withdrew it. Within a short time, It ia evident, from the hard work being done by the western congressmen, especially Senator Hey burn, that all this land will be cap able of homesteading. This means added to what has already been mentioned,timber for Ooeur d'Alene, not for 20 yean, or 50 years, but 100 year*. Reader, when you and 1 ehall be no more. Coeur d'Alene will be In her zenith of lumbering. With the 20 mills tributary and others com ing, it is not necessary for the people of Coeur d'Alene to be uneasy over the thought of a timber dearth. In deed, no such thought oomes to the man who has studied the vast sources in timber. Many a town has grown larger, and been as prosperous, resting alone on the timber crop which fell short of that possessed by Coeur d'Alene. Over seven billion feet of standing timber has been bought up In the region directly tributary to Coeur d'Alene lake. Most of this stump age has beoome private property dur ing the last few years. It is estimated that 15,000,000,000 feet of timber, including cedar, fir and tamarack, as well as white and yellow pine, are standing within the region tributary to Coeur d'Alene lake. All of this timber can be log ged and floated into the lake, and later sawed into lumber. There are two rivers flowing Into the lake, one of them, the St. Joe, meanders near Jy 200 miles inland and is available for logging purposes the entire dis tance. Following are some of the timber holdings in the Coeur d'Alene reg ion, aa nearly as they oan be learned by close estimates: Feet. Monaroh Timber Co.. . 1,250,000,000 Edward Rutledge Tim ber Co............1,250,000,000 600,000,000 Potlatoh Lumber Co.. Menasha Wooden ware Oo................ 600,000,000 Coeur d'Alene Lumber Co.............: . 400,000,000 Staok-Gibbs......... 400,000,000 F. S. Robbins....... 200,000,000 A. M. Fox Lumber Co. 200 , 000,000 50,000,000 Lost Lake Lumber Co. International Lumber Co............... Cameron Lumber Co.. St. Joseph Lumber Co. 80,000,000 300.000. 000 150.000. 000 Grant Estate........ 50,000,000 Empire Mill Co...... Other holdings, in cluding homesteads, 50,000,000 stone and timber claims.............1,650,000,000 Total.............. 7,230,000,000 A CITY OF THE DEAD Private Burying Ground that Is Well Kept. Our city is to have a new cemetery, conducted by private enterprise whloh promises to be one of the finest in this part of the oountry. We show hreewitb the entrance, which is to be constructed ef concrete pillars. The gates are now being made of Iron, ac cording to the design. Mr. F. G. Partingon, who came from Massaobusets to Idaho last April, is the founder. He is a firm believer in maintaining home in dustries and home talent, and as be has beoome a settled resident in this city, he has given the contracts for this work to people here. Mr. Harry Stiner has made the drawing and working plans, and under his direc tion the gates are being made. The cemetery is large enough to contain 8,000 graves and an avenue has been left at the rear for future use called "Expansion avenue." Work has been commenced on the ground, and all avenues, drives and paths are to oe completed, trees planted and all lots graded and sown In grass before spring, so that the grounds oan be planted to flowers ac cording to designs, for next summer. Mr. Partingon has traveled widely, both in Europe and this oountry, and has gained much knowledge in this line, by visiting and studying and on this account Hope cemetery is to be both original and beautiful. On entering we pass along a drive called "Alpha" whloh leads to the main avenue, whloh is endless and ciroles the grounds, called "Eternity avenue," radiating from the outside of which are forty paths, each one named after a separate tree, whioh is to be planted at the cor ner of each path bearir g its name. There are a few trees that may need to be carried over from year to year under cover, but it is expected that later a green bouse will be maintain ed so this can be done. On the inside of Eternity avenue and running from each corner of the grounds to the very center—where there is large flower bed—are four ways, each one symbolic of the sit j uation. The first is called the "Way of Rest," the soeond, ihe "Way of Peace," the third the "Way of Faith," and the fourth the "Way of Trust." Any and all of these Ways lead to "Eternity," in fact you can not get into the grounds or out with out entering "Eternity." Crossing the Ways there are twenty paths, and each path is named after a flower, a bed of whioh will be main tained at each corner. In the center and around the main flower bed is a square thirty feet tombs across, whioh is to be pav«fl| bordering on whioh there are served on whioh family be erected. The main avenue forms a of a campus and within it, f, the paths named after flowgte! also found twelve squares likes penter square, the whole blending in a Maltese cross while the paths that radiate outside of the avenue seem like The exit is called "Omega" enclosed between Alpha, Om«ga Eternity avenues is a large grass angle, on the center of whioh is ned a concrete chapel on the the Christian Cross. Bordering on the outside of this so as to form a figure are loe* the single graves, all other situatl being family lots. A man Is never bo on trial as la moment of excessive good for Wallace. trail Plan The Talmud. The Jewish Talmud hafs come do*! to us only through the heroic effort of the Jews themselves and ths trepid sen-ice of John Reuchlln. * reading was condemned by vu*^ edicts of emperors and kings; its i culation was prohibited by popes i theologians. Twelve thousand copk of this monumental work were bsni at Cremona In 1.1*19, and a similar tt| befell 5,000 copies of the Koran iff* der of Cardinal Ximines on the tikkl of Grenada by Ferdinand and Ia —Boston Post.