December 9, 1893
Mike Bogle and Pete Roy have formed a partnership to engage in the butcher business. They have purchased the business formally conducted by WW Johnson. They have opened up in the Donahoe building.
July 20, 1895
The big log drive-Jameson and Bogle started for Kootenai Lake this morning with their Big Log Drive, Halys towing them down. They are taking down 350,000 feet. It goes to GO Buchanan’s sawmill and will be worked up into bridge timbers for Kaslo and Slocan railway. Quite a force of men has been at work for a month or more getting it out of the Fitzpatrick ranch. The pay on this contract will put quite a little sum in circulation here and is due to the enterprise of Mr. AL Jamieson of the firm of Jameson and Gray who are always in the front rank in business enterprise.
August 24, 1895
Gold in the Cabinets-If 1895 does not make Bonner’s Ferry the center of a rich mining region it will be because the stuff is not in the country. Prospectors are scouring the country in every direction and it will be strange indeed if they do not find something rich, if it is to be found in these hills. It is safe to say that there are more prospectors in the hills adjacent to Bonner’s Ferry this season than during the past three years combined.
Some very promising strikes have already been made. Those on the Yahk and Moyie have been reported. The latest, however, is in the Cabinet mountains about 15 miles south of Bonner’s Ferry on the headwaters of Sand Creek and Grouse Creek, tributaries of Pack River. The strike was made known only this week and up to Thursday there had only been eight locations made. J Kendall has the richest showing in the camp. He is an old Pend Oreille prospector and trapper. He has a location about 4 miles northeast of Elmira and right on the line of the Boise Meridian. He has a 20-foot ledge and has received an assay from the ore running as high as a hundred dollars per ton. The ore said to be very similar in character to Trail Creek ore, but we are not prepared to say this week just what sort of a formation they have.
The district bears positive evidence of having been prospected many years ago. JC McCrae and Pat Murphy discovered an old location made 25 years ago or in 1870. The names were yet legible. The names on the notices were CP Price, CP Brown and Bell–one going into the Priest Lake country, one to Fort Steele and the third prospecting the Pend Oreille basin. Those who took the Pend Oreille route never returned to Walla Walla and it was supposed that they were murdered by the Indians. The above-mentioned location was probably made by some of this party. While trapping in that location some winters ago, Pat Murphy found a large chunk of coal. He supposed at the time it came from a vein of coal and a few weeks ago he and JC McCrae went out to prospect for the vein. They found an old camp and numerous relics of an assaying outfit. The coal had evidently been packed in for some use at this camp. This led them to the discovery of the quartz location which they proceeded to relocate. It is a 5-foot vein and is of the same character or as Kendall’s.
NC McKinstry has a claim near McRae’s running parallel to it, about 20 feet wide. These claims are about 2 miles east of Kendall’s locations. Frank Liddell, EL Whitley, John McCrae, AJ Kent, Pat Murphy, Mike Bogle and Pat McDermott are among those who left town for the new strike this week. JC McCrae, Pat McDermott, Ed Bjournsen and NC McKinstry came in from the camp during the week. One of the desirable features of the camp is that a now there is a wagon road almost to it. It is as stated not over 4 miles from Elmira to Kendall’s claims. There is an old wood road two miles of the way, leaving only two miles to build. John Kendall has three claims located on the lead he is working. He has sunk about 15 feet on one of them and proposes to make a shipment of some of the ore in a short time. Is safe to say that the Cabinets will soon be as full of prospectors as at Yahk and Moyie.
August 31, 1895
The ballgame between Sandpoint and Bonner’s Ferry teams will be called tomorrow at 2:00 PM. The game will take place on the Meadows down by Bunting’s ranch. This is quite a little ways out of town, but it would have taken too much labor to have put the old grounds in trim.
The players in the Bonner’s Ferry team are CW Duffin, pitcher; AJ Kent, pitcher and leftfielder; NC McKinstry, catcher; C M Mills, shortstop; Smith Field, first base; James F Dolan, second base; P Casey third base; L Fitzpatrick, centerfield; TJ Patterson, right-field; JC Callahan, home umpire; William McCrae, score, Mike Bogle, mascot.
The Sandpoint team will arrive tonight on number 16. It should be the object of all to make the stay of the visitors exceedingly pleasant.
November 9, 1895
Mike Bogle and Tom Houston left on the steamer last night to try their fortune in British Columbia.
January 22, 1898
We, the undersigned, for bid all parties from floating logs or allowing them to float over our Meadows or through the Creeks or ditches the same as we have been at a great deal of expense opening East ditches for the purpose of draining the above Meadows.
The entire crop of these Meadows depends on the ditches being kept open when the water is going down and out. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Kate Fitzpatrick, James Fitzpatrick. Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, January 22, 1898.
June 4, 1898
The officers are looking after two sets of witnesses today. One set was for the injunction case of Fitzpatrick versus Bogle, and the other the habeas corpus case of E Costello and Thomas Featherstone, sent up from Bonner’s Ferry on a charge of burglary. Both cases came up in the District Court at Rathdrum. Judge Mayhew is now holding a special term.
May 6, 1899
Callahan & Bogle have a big boom of logs in Deep Creek, but the Creek is not high enough yet to run them. Mr.’s Callahan & Bogle will begin their large drive of 3,000,000 feet of logs in Deep Creek in a few days. They have made extensive preparations for the drive and it should be a success.
May 20, 1899
The warm weather of a week ago brought the water up in the stream and in tributary streams so the loggers can make the drive successfully. Hopkins and Reed secured a fine boom from up the river, while Callahan & Bogle are getting several million feet of logs down Deep Creek.
June 3, 1899
Callahan & Bogle have 3,000,000 feet of logs in Deep Creek near the mouth, having made a very successful drive. 1,300,000 feet are contracted for by a Kaslo firm and a deal is on for the balance. They are worth five dollars per thousand boomed in the river at the mouth of Deep Creek and represent a total valuation of $15,000.
September 2, 1899
Sold their logs—Callahan & Bogle have sold the balance of their logs to Nelson parties, who take the rafts in the river as per scale made before starting. Delivery of logs in the river, instead of running them to the lake, is a feature loggers have long labored for. Callahan & Bogle have had a very successful season, their output being 3,000,000 feet for the year. Mr. MP Bogle is assisting the buyers and rafting the logs in Nelson.
October 28, 1899
There is talk of several horse races on Sunday. MP Bogle has two horses he is willing to run, while William Elderton, George Fry and Reevie Frank may each let their flyers race.
January 4, 1900
Callahan & Bogle will finish their whole contract at Elmira during the coming week.
January 18, 1900
Callahan & Bogle have established a logging camp on Deep Creek, near Moravia. They have about 20 men. They will cut the remainder of the CCM company logs and then take several hundred thousand from the Callahan timber claim.
February 17, 1900
Mr. MP Bogle went to Kootenay Lake last week and disposed of the balance of Callahan & Bogle’s logs.
March 4, 1900
The tug, Halys, was up this week and took down a raft of logs for Callahan & Bogle-100,000 feet.
April 14, 1900
Callahan & Bogle are driving a raft of over 1,000,000 feet of logs down Deep Creek from a point near Naples. They were making good progress when the water began to fall and the drive is now at a standstill.
May 5, 1900
The injunction suit of Thomas Fitzpatrick versus MP Bogle came up for hearing in the District Court last Thursday. Judge Mayhew made the injunction perpetual, restraining defendant from taking logs through the water at the place in controversy. Callahan & Bogle sent their first raft of logs down the Kootenay to British Columbia this week. There was 200,000 feet in the raft. They have 1,000,000 feet more in Deep Creek which they will have out in three or four days more if the water keeps up.
May 19, 1900.
Fatal accident on log drive— a fatal accident occurred on Deep Creek, near Moravia at about 8:30 this morning resulting in the death of Jack Bogle, of this place, and the serious injury of Phil Desarmo with a narrow escape for Paddy Ross. The accident occurred on the log drive of Callahan & Bogle, and was due to the falling of two large cottonwood trees across a stream where the men were passing. Part of the crew consisting of Jack Bogle, Phil Desarmo, John Ross, Paddy Ross and Dennis Bogle, had been down the stream breaking a logjam and were moving back up the bank to break another. Two large trees stood on the bank just opposite to the side where the men were passing. The high water had undermined the trees and the logjam and had flooded the locality, further weakening their support. The trees fell and came crashing down without warning none of the men seemed to observe the danger until the trees were almost upon them. The trees were grown together at the base. As they fell, one branch fell on one side of John Ross and one on the other side and he escaped without injury. His brother, Paddy, was not so fortunate. The tops of the trees pinned him down so that he had to have assistance to get out, but he was not injured. Desarmo was found under the tree, but happened to be in a low spot and was mashed down into the mud and water. When taken out he was found to have an ugly cut on the head from which he did not regain reason for some time. Bogle was killed instantly. His neck was broken in two places, and his body otherwise crushed. Dennis Bogle was a little behind the others and was not injured. It was a most strange occurrence that the tree should fall just as the men were passing. Mr. Mike Bogle of the firm of Callahan & Bogle, and a brother to the deceased, was in town at the time, but another brother, Dennis Bogle, was present when the accident occurred. The two brothers and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Desmond, are all the relatives of the deceased living here. He has other relatives living East. He was a man about 48 years of age, single, and a man of many friends and no enemies. The body was brought to town to prepare for funeral. Phil Desarmo also brought to town for surgical attention and is getting along all right. The fatality has cast a gloom over the entire community. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Mr. JE Callahan.
Briefs— the loggers are meeting with varying success in making the drive to the Kootenay. Callahan & Bogle are safe with their logs will down Deep Creek, the rains having raised streams so as to admit a successful drive. They have their 1,000,500 feet in safe water. On the other hand, the cold rains have checked the flow of water from the mountains, causing the Kootenay to drop down before JP Beeler could get out the million feet he has in the slough on the north side, near the Owen’s ranch. He will have to wait for another rise of the river. Mr. Joe Kingsley is now the polite and obliging miologist at the club. Many new sidewalks are being built in various parts of the town. The two picnic parties, one for Moyie and the other for Brown’s Creek have given up going due to the sad occurrence this morning on the lag drive resulting in the death of Jack Bogle.
June 23, 1900
We celebrate—Steps were taken last week to have a celebration at Bonner’s Ferry on the fourth. Charles O’Callaghan as chairman appointed the following executive committee WL Kinnear, JP Beeler, William Van Gaskin, John O’Hogge and AJ Kent. The executive committee appointed the following committees finance: Mike Fitzpatrick, JF Cook, John Seehaver. Sports: TA Bishop, William Elderton, TW McLaughlin. Ball: George Albert, MP Bogle, Luke Fitzpatrick, Phil Casey. Baseball: WR Shoufler, Jake G Cook. Reception: SC Henry, GR Gray, Frank Murray, TJ Jones, WL O’Donnell, JE Dolan, Troy Morrow, EJ Sullivan, MM Fry, in Henry Melder, SD Taylor. A liberal fund has been subscribed to pay the expenses prizes etc. and every arrangement is being made to ensure a grand time.
July 7, 1900
The Eagles screamed at Bonner’s Ferry— the Fourth of July celebration at Bonner’s Ferry this year was probably one of the most successful of recent years. The day was an ideal one in point of temperature of the weather. It being so cool that the ladies had to wear their wraps in witnessing the outdoor sports. There were one or two slight showers, but not sufficient to interfere. The outdoor sports commenced at 1 o’clock and lasted all the afternoon, beginning with horse racing and ending with the ballgame. The free-for-all horse race was won by Hope’s horse, while the Fry horse took second money. Pony race-Fry horse, first; Petersons second. Slow race: Robert Eaton, first; and Ed Little, second. Boys race: Harry Colwell, first; Leon Colwell, second. Running jump: Ernest Owens. Three-legged race: Luke Fitzpatrick and MJ Bogle. Tug-of-war: Bonner’s Ferry versus the lumberman, former won. Long jump: Robert Eaton. High jump: M Fitzpatrick. Bun eating contest: Harry Kinnear. The ballgame was the next program and attracted a great interest. The game is between the Troy team and the Bonner’s Ferry team. The first two innings would have indicated that the two teams were very evenly divided, but in the third, the Troy team went to pieces and recorded four straight goose eggs. They did not get the wind again until the last innings when they made a phenomenal run of 10 games. The Bonner’s Ferry team played an even game all through and considering that they have had no practice, played a good game. The Troy boys also play good ball, but picher Shoufler’s swift curve got in their deadly work and the Trojans fell down on their batting which they had considered their strong forte. The game ended with the following score: Troy 21; Ferry 25. Return game will be played soon.
December 14, 1900
Mr. JE Callahan of the firm of Callahan & Bogle contractors in polls and squared timbers, informs us that a large settlement of Michigan people is locating near the halfway house on the Kootenay Road. Between L Mira and Naples. They are locating timber and ranch lands and expect to put in a sawmill at the halfway house.
A big log contract-Mr. JE Callahan and Mr. MP Bogle of the firm of Callahan & Bogle concluded a contract Thursday with the Nelson sawmill company, of Nelson British Columbia, to furnish the latter 4,000,000 feet of Saul logs. The logs will be gotten out this winter and next spring at points along the Kootenay, mostly above Bonner’s Ferry. Contract will give the employment to quite a force of men. Callahan & Bogle are to be commended for starting up an important enterprise and we wish them success.
January 11, 1901
Callahan & Bogle have established a logging camp on Deep Creek, near Moravia. They have about 20 men. They will cut the remainder of the CCM company logs and then take several hundred thousand from the Callahan timber claim.
March 1, 1901
Callahan & Bogle have cut about 1,000,000 feet of saw logs on Deep Creek. They will move their outfit to Libby and about 10 days. They have arranged for stumpage four 4,000,000 feet of logs near Libby and will drive down the river.
March 22, 1901
Callahan & Bogle have moved their logging outfit up to Libby.
April 5, 1901
Mr. MP Bogle is down from Callahan & Bogle’s logging camp at Libby. He says they are putting in 40,000 feet of logs daily.
April 26, 1901
Callahan & Bogle are making a drive of their Deep Creek logs-about 1,000,000 feet.
May 10, 1901
Mr. MP Bogle came up from Kootenay Lake today. He has been constructing a boom at the mouth of the river to catch the Callahan Bogle drive. Callahan & Bogle expect to get their logs out of Deep Creek in the next two days after which they will start their drive from Libby. They have over 2,000,000 feet ready to drive. A tie boom at Galena Landing broke Thursday and about 2000 ties belonging to Kent and Kinnear went down the river. Mr. Kent has gone down the river to attempt to catch the runaways. Many of them are being caught in the Callahan & Bogle boom at the mouth of the river but some have gone out into the lake.
May 17, 1901
Callahan & Bogle report good luck with their log drives. They took 1,300,000 feet out of Deep Creek. They drive this year to the mouth of the Kootenay, where they have a very strong boom constructed to catch logs.
May 24, 1901
A boom of 500,000 feet of logs that belong to Kent and Kinnear broke at Galena Landing last Saturday afternoon. They were caught in Callahan & Bogle’s boom at the mouth of the river.
June 14, 1901
William Elderton has a suit in the justice court against William Hanneberry of Elmira for a settlement in which some $2000 worth of poles and a team of horses are involved. Lewis Popp of Naples and Callahan & Bogle of this place are also interested in the case, making it a badly tangled piece of litigation. The case came up last Monday and terms of settlement are agreed-upon, but the settlement has since fallen through and the case will come up again next Saturday. SE Henry appears for plaintiff and WH Calgett for defendant.
June 28, 1901
Successful log drive-Mr. MP Bogle was up Sunday from the head of the Kootenay Lake, British Columbia, where the Callahan & Bogle log boom is located; he is very enthusiastic over the success of the log drive’s season expected to handle 5,000,000 feet. Mr. Bogle states they have now 1,000,000 feet of logs rafted and ready to be towed across the lake. They experienced no difficulty in extricating the logs from the drift. In fact, the driftwood is being utilized to pay a profit, as there are lots of trees in it that will make cordwood, which is being sold to Nelson parties. There was scarcely any loss on the drive on account of the flood. Callahan & Bogle have bought nearly all the logs up this season along the Kootenay from Libby, Montana, to Porthill in the state, where the Kootenay enters British Columbia and the total scale will amount to about 5,000,000 feet. Callahan & Bogle have commenced putting their logs at the head of the lake into rafts. They report a very successful season drive. They have about 2,500,000 feet in their boom.
August 2, 1901
Callahan & Bogle went to Libby yesterday with a crew of drivers to bring down another million feet of logs.
September 27, 1901
The real end of Bogle and Callahan’s long drive went past Porthill yesterday.
October 4, 1901
School report-report of the cow Creek school for the month ending September 27, 1901: following pupils were on the role of honor, being neither tardy nor absent during the month: Alva Bush, Augusta Bush, Patrick Desmond, John Desmond, Thomas Desmond and Catherine Desmond. Mary Hoban, teacher.
October 11, 1901
Callahan & Bogle have taken a large log contract on the Kootenay River above Jennings. The timber is for the bridges on the Jennings branch.
December 13, 1901
Court business-Mr. William Elderton returned from Rathdrum Wednesday. He was out on court business in relation to a claim he has against some poles at Elmira. This is a badly mixed piece of litigation. Mr. Elderton and BH Walker have money loaned on the poles. Callahan & Bogle have a labor bill against them. William Henneberry, of Elmira, was the contractor and Lewis Popp was the purchaser. The matter has been in the court several times and a big array of attorneys are representing the conflicting interest, starting out with Judge Clagett, since deceased, and now in the case are George Heitman, ex-Atty. Gen. McFarland, ex-Congressman Sweet and lawyer of this place. The fight in court now is to have set aside a recent sale of the poles for $750, the value of the polls being three or four times that amount it is claimed.
December 27, 1901
Mr. William Elderton returned Thursday from Rathdrum where he’d been on court business. The suit in which he and Mr. BH Walker and Callahan & Bogle are interested, against Elmira parties, was adjusted out-of-court. We understand that the local creditors get about $.40 on the dollar, out of which must come their attorney’s fees and other expenses.
January 3, 1902
MP Bogle of the C&B logging company was up from Bronx to spend the holidays. They are now working six teams and 35 men and have a contract that it will take two years to complete. He reports on progress.
May 16, 1902
Just as we go to press word is received that Callahan & Bogle’s log boom at the mouth of the Kootenay had broken letting some 700,000 feet of logs out into Kootenay Lake.
June 6, 1902
Mr. BH Walker returned Monday from Kootenay Lake where he was looking after the logs that went out when the Callahan & Bogle log boom broke. Mr. Walker report said it would cost more than the logs are worth to gather them up. The logs have since drifted into better position and there’s some hope that something may be saved.
January 2, 1903
MP Bogle of the C&B logging company was up from the Bronx to spend the holidays. They are now working six teams and 35 men and have a contract that will take two years to complete. Reports fine progress.
January 16, 1903
Mr. MP Bogle is up from his logging camp at Bronx.
July 10, 1903
Report on Bogle Days-the Star-Spangled Banner was sung by the audience led by Prof. Walker and others; Miss Mary Dawson presiding at the organ. Following these exercises all adjourned to the racetrack. BH Walker had charge of the jumping contests and foot races; Capt. GR Gray, the horse races; and William Vangaskin the other contests. The winners were as follows: boys foot race, Willie Kinnear first; Matt McDonald second. Indian foot race, Selle, first, Mushell, second. Potato race, George Houston, first; Tom Hooker, second. Sack race, T McCall, first; C Bigger, second. Three-legged race, A Bunting and Ernest Owen, first; James Casey and MP Bogle second. Wheelbarrow race, Willie Kinnear, first; Alva Bush, second. Running high jump, E Owen and M Fitzpatrick, tie. Standing high jump, Ernest Owen. Hop, skip and jump, George B Whitney. Foot race, Hydorn, first; Welsh, second. Horserace, Osler, first; Indian pony, second. Pony race, Bunting, first; Matner second. Indian pony race, George Bills, first; Seneca, second. Tug-of-war, Northside versus Paradise Valley; won by Paradise Valley. Indian canoe race, Mathias, first; Tamo Mushell, second. The band discoursed inspiring music at frequent intervals. The boys made quite a swell appearance with their bandwagon and new uniforms. The grand ball in the evening was given by and for the band; over 100 couples being present. The celebration closed with fireworks, the grand ball—and a soaking rain. But the rain did not spoil the ball, and the day may be termed a decided success.
August 21, 1903
Reports received here today state that forest fires near Colburn are doing great damage and unless checked soon may cause still greater havoc. It is stated that Callahan & Bogle’s logging camp near that place has been destroyed with all their outfit and that the teams and men were saved only by hard work and fighting their way through the flames. The Great Northern has a large force of men at work protecting it’s property from the fire and is calling for more help. Much private property is in danger and if a heavy wind should spring up the damage would be something enormous.
March 12, 1904
Mayor MP Bogle of Bronx is stopping at the Thomas Desmond ranch this week.
March 4, 1905
Callahan & Bogle completed a successful logging contract last week for the Humbird Lumber company. Their seasons work amounted to 6,000,000 feet of logs and 4000 poles. Callahan & Bogle have a very fine outfit and their many friends are pleased to know that they are prospering. Their camp is at Bronx, where they will leave their outfit until the new contracts are met. MP Bogle, the Junior member of the firm was visiting his home friends here last week.
April 22, 1905
MP Bogle came up from Callahan & Bogle’s logging camp on Thursday. The camp is been closed down permanently after very successful year. Callahan & Bogle put in 6,000,000 feet of logs for the Humbird Company. They will likely take another contract this fall.
November 25, 1905
MP Bogle was in town for a few days. He is running a logging camp on Pack River having a contract for the Hope Lumber Company.
March 17, 1906
MP Bogle returned Wednesday from Spokane where he was attending court. Callahan & Bogle brought suit against the Humbird Lumber company for $2226.17 for amount claimed due on a logging contract. They secured judgment for $2079.92 and costs in the Spokane court.
July 28, 1906
Will celebrate again-MP Bogle, manager of the Bonner’s Ferry baseball team, has made arrangements for a great time next Saturday. In fact, the affair will start Saturday evening, when the ball team will give a social dance in the hall. On Sunday there will be another ballgame between Bonner’s Ferry and Sandpoint, to settle the championship; the game last Sunday having resulted in a tie on the close score of 2 to 2 after 10 innings. It will be an exciting game. Manager Bogle will also have some splendid races pulled off Sunday. There will be an Indian pony race, a white man’s pony race and a grand free-for-all for the fast horses. In addition to the horse races, there will be foot racing, including a 1-mile foot race, besides Indian races and other races. Manager Bogle is putting new life into the ball team and the boys are now ready to play all comers. The team is been greatly strengthened. With Bogle in the lead there will be nothing slow about any part of the program. The Sandpoint crowd will come up Saturday night to enjoy the dance. That there be a good attendance and give the ball team good support. The ballgame and races will take place on the Lakeshore, near that GN tracks below the Y. The management is having a grandstand built at the grounds so spectators can sit in the shade and watch the ballgame and races. An Indian horse race was pulled off last Sunday before the ballgame. MP Bogle was the big chief of the occasion. Seven or eight horses ran the race and it was a very pretty sight.
December 22, 1906
MP Bogle is home from Fernie, British Columbia and is able to be about with the aid of a cane. He had the misfortune to fracture an ankle about four weeks ago. He caught his foot between a sleigh runner along with the result that his foot was badly crushed. Mike says his first thought was, “Will I ever be able to waltz again.” He will.
July 6, 1907
Bogle’s Day celebrated-MP Bogle was home for the Fourth and assisted materially in the celebration. In fact, a Fourth of July celebration without the only original Mike would be a very tame affair. The fifth is always known here as Bogle’s Day. This year as in the past, Bogle worked up a celebration for the Fifth and a large crowd was out yesterday to witnesses sports under his direction. The attendance was nearly as large as on the Fourth. An interesting feature was the football game between the white man and Indians. The pale faces were able to win but not without a very hard contest.
October 19, 1907
There will be some fine athletic sports on the old ball grounds, near the international hotel, Sunday afternoon, commencing at 130 o’clock. A football game between the Indians and whites will be one of the attractions. There will also be horse races, foot racing, wrestling, etc. The sports are under the management of MP Bogle
Saturday, June 27, 1908
Now for the Fourth-next Saturday is America’s natal day and Bonner’s Ferry will undertake to observe the event in a manner befitting the occasion and according to Western ethics! Western people love excitement. They like Caledonian sports and races. They figure on taking a day or two off to celebrate the Fourth and incidentally participate in the sports. They can read the Fourth of July orations as it appears in the press while they are resting up from the strenuous hours put in at the big picnic. A program is been arranged for the Bonner’s Ferry celebration that will keep everybody amused and interested from early dawn until as late as anyone can desire. It will start with the national salute. A parade to include civic and fraternal organizations and citizens will be pulled off in the morning, and brief exercises in commemoration of the day will be held. These will be at an earlier hour than usual, so that there may be ample time for the ballgame, races and other sports. There will be a grand ball in the evening, and on the Fifth, or “Bogle Day,” there will be a program of specialties such as only the original MP Bogle can pull off. The Eagles are expending several thousand dollars on their recreation grounds where the races and the greater part of the sports will take place. Water is being conveyed to the grounds and should be a pleasant place to assemble and witness the amusement. The ballgame will be between Cranbrook and Bonner’s Ferry. Several hundred people are expected from Cranbrook, Moyie and Creston to back the British team. The game will be a fine one. There will be five horse races for which purses will be put up. These races will include a white man’s horserace, a pony race, and Indian pony race, a free-for-all pony race and a farmer’s slow harness race. In addition, there will be a long program of Caledonian sports. For prizes, particulars and conditions, see the programs which will be circulated in a short time. Town people and ranchers are asked to join in the parade and urged to do so. Citizens are also urged to decorate. Decorate your homes and your business houses. A cordial invitation extended to all to come to Bonner’s Ferry to celebrate. We cannot give you a city celebration, but we can promise you that we will not be behind any town in the country according to size. Every person Bonner’s Ferry should look upon the celebration as individually a part of their business. Let us foster the spirit of town pride and give our guests the time of their life.
Saturday, July 4, 1908
Our natal day-preparations for celebrating the Fourth of July at Bonner’s Ferry are all complete and there’s every reason to expect a most successful celebration. A program has been arranged that will consume the entire day. Good purses have been arranged—not as large as the committee would like, it is true, but larger than those put up by towns much larger than Bonner’s Ferry. The parade will start promptly at 9:00 AM and will not wait for anybody or anything. After marching through town, the line will be to Eagle Park, where there will be music by the Glee club, and the reading of the Declaration of Independence. There will follow the baseball game between Bonner’s Ferry and Cranbrook; this promises to be a crackerjack game as both teams have been strengthened. At the conclusion of the ballgame, an intermission of an hour and a half will be taken for dinner. After dinner will follow the horse racing and Caledonian sports, and at their conclusion, the crowds will return to town to witness the Indian canoe races which always attract great attention and creates a great deal of amusement. The horseracing will be better this year than ever before. Is reported that will be horses here from East Port, Creston, Copeland and Porthill to compete with local horses. The track will be better than in former years and the opportunity to watch the races better. The Eagles have done everything possible in the short time at their disposal to take care of the crowd at the park. Ice cream and lemonade stands will be there, and plenty of shade and water. Teams will be admitted free. Parties can take their lunches to the grounds that they do not wish to return to town. An admission fee of $.50 will be charged to the grounds. Children will be admitted free. The citizens Fourth of July committee had nothing to do with the grounds and do not share in the gate receipts. The Eagles manage this entirely. The committee provides the amusement and conducts the games and races and pay the prizes from donations made by the citizens. The Eagles take the gate receipts to apply on their expenditures for building the racetrack, fencing the grounds, erecting a grandstand, etc. A prize of five dollars is to be given for the best decorated vehicle. The executive committee in charge of the celebration is as follows: SD Taylor, chairman; James Fitzpatrick, finance; WP Mahoney, horse races; MP Bogle, Caledonian sports; JP Brody, baseball and CK Andrews, parade. TW McLaughlin will be grand marshal in charge of the parade.
July 11, 1908
A big double celebration-Fourth of July celebration at Bonner’s Ferry passed off according to the program, which is to say that it was a success from every point of view. There were two big days—the Fourth proper and Bogle Day, the former managed by the citizens committee and the latter by that natural born entertainer MP Bogle. In fact, the citizens committee made use of the services of Mr. Bogle on the Fourth as a field marshal for all sports and races. The parade was a lengthy one led by TW McLaughlin, mounted as Marshall of the parade. Then followed carriages containing those to take part in the ceremonies, the mayor and town trustees, then floats carrying the band, the goddess of liberty and the state of Idaho. A float containing 13 little girls representing the original 13 states, the carriage for the Glee club, a merry widow float, and floats representing business houses. Many other carriages and vehicles were in line gaily decorated. Citizens conveyances in goodly number were in line, while the natives brought up the rear. Many of the Indians did not get into the parade being delayed in getting across the river. The parade started at 9:20, and the promptness in getting started and good showing throughout was largely due to CK Andrews who had the matter in charge. Miss Agnes Mulfeld acted as goddess of liberty, and Miss Vivian Hollinger represented the state of Idaho. Alford May impersonated Uncle Sam with good effect, and the town floats represented his artistic creations. The parade after proceeding to town headed for Eagle Park where the celebration was held. Arriving at the park there were musical selections by the band and the Glee club. The Declaration of Independence was read by James E Dolan in his usual impressive manner.
Saturday, July 10, 1909
Everyone enjoyed the day-the big celebration of the Fourth of July was one continuous round of pleasure from the early hours until they danced the “Home Sweet Home” waltz early Tuesday morning. The people began coming in early in the morning so that by 9 o’clock the streets were well filled. The parade formed shortly after 9 o’clock, consisting of the floats of several business houses and other floats containing the mayor and trustees of the city, the band and a float containing 13 girls representing the 13 original states. Zoe Kent was goddess of liberty and Georgia Loughney, Idaho. After the parade the following sports were pulled off on Main Street; potato race for three dollars, George Houston won first and Stevens Garvey second money. Three-legged race for three dollars, SM Said and Angie H McLaughlin first, George Houston and W Bayless, second. Foot race for eight dollars, Tim Callahan first and J Bogle second. Indian foot race for five dollars, Alex first, Charlie, second. Boys foot race for three dollars, 13 years and under, Fred Dolan first and Emery Kinnear second. Boys foot race for three dollars, 13 to 16 years, Frank Said first and Raymond Edwards, second. Girls race for three dollars, Francis Bogle first and M Gallagher, second. Little girl’s race for a one-dollar, Hazel Spring. Running high jump for five dollars. Eric DeWolfe, first and J Bogle second. Indian canoe race across the river for five dollars, Eli Archie first and Sam Low second. Squaw canoe race across the river for three dollars, Mary and Agnes first, Tilly and Lucy second. It was 12 o’clock when these minor sports were over and the people began to rustle place to eat. The sports were thoroughly enjoyed it were witnessed by over 2000 people. At 1:30, the ballgame between Moyie, British Columbia and the Bonner’s Ferry Dreadnoughts was announced. In the fourth inning it began to rain and the game was called off. At some future date these teams will get together again, when it will be shown which is the best team. The rain spoiled the horseracing, one of the strongest attractions of the day. The horse races were as follows: horse race for the purse of $200; first prize $120 second $60 and third $20. Murphy and Ferguson were awarded first and third prizes, each taking one half, amounting to $70, JE how winning second prize, $20. White man’s pony race for $100, Brody first, $60; Ferguson second, $50; and cookie third, $10. Indian horserace for $40, Sam first, $25; Tilly second, $10; and Michael third, five dollars. Free-for-all pony race for $42, Simmons first, $20; Brody second, $15; and Tilly third, seven dollars. Horses were here from Nelson and Cranbrook, British Columbia, also from Sandpoint and Newport. Our friends from the outlying districts especially the ladies and children, enjoyed the music which was furnished by Mills and Bruce in the eye I00F Hall all afternoon. The dance in the evening was well attended and was the crowning feature of the day’s events. From all sources we have nothing but praise for the manner in which the program was carried out and the reports of a grand old time. The executive committee has not met up to the time of going to press.
Saturday, October 23, 1909
Large land sale-one of the largest sales made in Kootenay Valley for several years was made in Spokane the first of the week. Thomas Desmond, one of our well-known citizens and an old pioneer of Bonner’s Ferry sold his ranch consisting of 180 acres, located 4 miles east of Bonner’s Ferry, and all stock in machinery to Mr. Pytcher of Ritzville, Washington, a well-to-do farmer from that section. Mr. Pytcher will move his family to Bonner’s Ferry and take charge of the ranch at once. While Mr. Desmond’s family will make their future home in Spokane, Mr. Bogle, one of our well-known citizens who is now in the real estate business in Spokane made the deal. This is a second sale of this kind that Mr. Bogle is made within the last two weeks in this vicinity. Having sold the Jack O’Hogge ranch to BF Telisely of Spokane, who is now making extensive improvements on his new ranch. Mr. Desmond was one of our most successful farmers, he and his family were well and favorably known and their many friends will regret to see them leaving us. The HERALD joins in wishing them success in their new home.
September 16, 1911
Mike Bogle, of Spokane, has been renewing old acquaintances in the city this week.