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I.KWI8TON, NORTH IDAHO. FRtDAY ................NOVEMBER 22d 1878 NHlptlsa of Clearwater. Some have heretofore supposed that the Clearwater river could not be made navigable for steamboats. They have asserted this without any personal ex amination, and many have so asserted from tho faet that they could not have intelligently judged of its feasibility had they made personally a lull examination of the river, and many men because the^ dont khow a thing themselves, thihk that no one else can know, and therefore they are loud in denying its existence. Several of our rivcrmsn have long ago claimed that there was sufficient water in the stream at all seas ons to float a good sise steamer in the shoalest places, provided the channel ooujd be cleared. It became necessary to „Remove doubts upon this point, by procuring a competent engineer to go over it and examine with a view to its practicability as a navigable stream, in order that all cavil might oease, before application be made to the government for aid to clear the channel. Therefore our Delegate in Congress asked for a preliminary survey to test the matter, and the survey was ordered, and it has beon made and has proved far more thah the hopes of the most sanguine up on the question. Now we want the ap propriations for the work, and our peo ple should be persistent in their appeals in ibis direction till the money needed is Appropriated. Last Winter our oiti ■enp by a strong petition presented the importance of this improvement to the country, and perhaps that appeal will be sufficient, but if not, they must not be wepry in presenting and urging their claims. About 8,000 square miles of the best wheat lands in the northwest will be immediately tributary to the navigation of this stream. These border on both sides between this and the mid dle fork, and no portion of them is more thkn 15 miles distant from the bank of thip stream. While there is a large ad ditional amount still farther back on eitper side that will be also tributary in dne time. True that about 600 square miies of this land is now absorbed by the Nez Perce reservation and so long as that reservation exista it oannot be settled and cultivated, but will lie waste, save a few patohos along the small river bot tom where there is a little Indian culti vation. But the day is not distant when this reservation will be among the things that were. But the reserva tion need not delay the government from furnishing settlers outside this re servation proper facilities for transport ink their surplus to a market. The estimated whole cost of the improve ment as made by the government en gineer, Bastwiok, is only 175,000, thus furnishing fall 80 miles of practical ateamboat navigation, where now no steamboat tuns, and through a country Dpt equalled in advantages on any stream on the ooast, for the same distanoe. It has better and stronger lands than those bordering the Columbia or Snake rivers, and has the additional ad van I of having plenty of timber to, sup the settlers, which neither the ke or the Columbia have on their borders. Improve Clearwater river by all means. The Indian Bureau. Washington, Nov. 15.—The severo oritioiams uniformly in the annual re port by the military commanders of the wustern departments warrant the belief that a preooncerted plan of attack has Men adopted by officers in the army upon the Indian Bureau for the purpose of in fluencing Congress in reference to the proposition to transfer the management of toe Indians from the Interior to War départaient, which proposition is now being considered by a joint oommitteo of two houses. The attention of Secre tary Sohurx has been direoted to the re ports of army officers upon this subject, and U is probable that he will, through the Secretary of War, oall upon Oen. Sheridan and others who have incorpor ated in their reports gravo charges ef fecting the integrity of his management of Iudiau affairs, to furnish spocifioa tipns and proofs to sustain them. The Indian Bureau are struggling hard for prolonged existence, but it Will be invain. Vote In North Idaho on the Constitution. We have not the count of the vote as made by the commissioners on the Constitution in the three northern coun ties of Idaho. But wo have been ap prised of returns made from different precincts, which aro nearly correct. They are as follows, by precincts : NEZ PERCE COUNTY. Lewiston precinct. for con., against con. 155 4 Waha preoinct. 17 0 Thorn Creek preeinot. 71 8 Paradise Valley preoinct. 125 1 Palouse Bridge preoinct. 87 5 Pine Creek preeinot. 80 o 185 Total 18 IDAHO COUNTY. Mt. Idaho preeinot. 140 2 Warrens preeinot. 24 1 Elk Creek preeinot. 11 0 John Days preoinct. 11 0 Slate Creek precinct. 1 8 Elk City precinct. 17 0 Jackson's Bridge. 12 ' 8 Middle Fork. 221 Total 8nOSHONE COUNTY. Pioroe City preoinct. 14 No voting in any other preeinot in Shoshone. Total vote on tho Constitution 770 For Constitution 742 . Against Constitution 28 Maj., for Constitution 714 As we said last week, many persons put in their ballots as they were print od without erasing either "for" or "against" before the word "Constitu tion," supposing they were voting for the Constitution when in fact their bal lots oounted nothing. This was partic ularly the case in Nez Perco county, for the whole number of votes cast was 618 for delegate, but only 498 were cast that oouoted upon the question of the Constitution. It is gratifying to know that our people are so nearly unamimous m favor of the new state, under the plan and with the boundaries as proposed in the Constitution submitt ed to them. It shows that they are alive to their owu interests. Our southern neighbors should begiu to know that we mean business in this movement and offer no farther cavil on the ground of having no deaire for a change of government. Majorities on Constitution. As far as reported to us tho following are tho majorities on Constitution : For Con., Against Con., 472 Nez Peroe County. 85 Shoshono Connty. 207 Idaho County 600 Whitman County Columbia County 87 Walla Walla County 758 1254 King County 882 Jefferaon Connty 66 Clark County 163 Island County 848 Whatcom County 217 Thuraton County 350 8nohomish County Pieroe County 123 Skamania 27 8 Cowlitz County 4082* 995 8087 majority so far for the Consti tution. _ That Thsbat of Bill Ladd, that la the event tho people of Washington adopted their Constitution, bo would nut invest a dollar of his money in the State, did have tho offset to frighten the pooe Walla Wal laians out of their tenses aad a part of tho good people of Columbia eonnty. But what will poor Bill Ladd now do with his money? He had better feed it out to tramps than to attempt to enslave a whole Sute by its use. If narrow gnage railroads can only bo built by tho people succumbing to euch threat* they bed better continne to make nee of bull team* to transport their surplus to a market. Railroads necessarily will be built upon principles that will leave the people free, in due time. A Bzttsb Road i* contemplated from Main street to the Snake river ferry. J W Poe 369 F Points 283 Official Vote ot Net Perce County. Démocratie. Republican Delegate to Congress. Geo. Ainslie312 Jonas W. Brown 306 District Attorney * Councilman G A Manning 327 Representatives. J J Bonner 358 Wm King 306 A A Lieuallen 201 H McGregor 232 Probate Judge. Tbos. Hudson 262 D. J. Warner 364 Sheriff. Eire Baird 381 L B Boise 219 Auditor and Recorder D. W. C. Dnnwell 191 J H Evans 417 J K Vincent (Ind) 19 Treasurer A Blnnard 274 H Squier 352 Assessor J H Irvine 317 H W Howard 315 Surveyor Bart Nymeyer 361 Alfred Colburn 266 County Commissioners. Wm. Ewing 365 S C Halo 335 N B Holbrook 368 J M Greonstreet 267 O II Perry Beagle 266 E Fix 276 Coroner R Grostein 13 ; C P Howell 7 ; J Sullivan 3. For Constitution 485 Against Constitution 13 Idaho County. Democratic. Republican Delegate to Congress Ainslie 204 Brown 178 District Attorney J W Poe 194 Councilman J Witt 168 N B Willey 210 Representative T W Oirton 163 W C Pearson 16» Auditor and Recorder M S M Williams 210 FA Kenn 170 Sheriff C W Caso 221 L P Wilmott 160 Assessor W J Rainey 218 J I, Crooks 189 Probate Judge John Bower 216 Israel Chapman 163 Treasurer C B Wood 151 F Oliver 225 County Commissioners. John MoPherson 208 J B Chamberlain 230 T Wall 206 Marion Smith 204 C Fruth 141 J N Rico 145 For Constitution 221 Against Constitution 14 The above aro as reported to us, wo have not been furnished with the official, which may vary by a few votes. Shoshone County. We have not official from this county. Ain slie had 26 majority. Wm. Yantis was elect ed to the eonnoil, and Robert Yantis to the House, Robert Templeton was eleeted sheriff. For Constitution 36 Against Constitution 1 Letter From Seattle. We have received a private letter from Seattle, written by one of the members of tho late Constitutional Con vention, relating to the votes of King county on the Constitution. From it we make the following extracts : "Seattle, Nov , 12 1878. Hon. A. Leland— Dear Sir The election is now over, and the Constitu tion is, without a doubt, adopted. I feel proud of King county. The man ner in which our citizens responded to the appeals in that behalf are very grat ifying indeed. Tho Constitution has 1,254 majority in King county alone. Don't you think that our people are anxious for a state government ? The federal officials in this part of the terri tory were nearly all opposed, and did their best to defeat it. But this is the people's movement and right nobly have they stood by it. Brentz has 294 majority in King county. I see by the papers this morning that Brentz will hzve, as now reported, over 1,200 ma jority with four counties to hear from. * * ' * A * I have heard nothing from your portion of Idaho yet, I hope your people have been aa unamimous on the question of the Constitution as ours have been. I have but little hope of admission until after the next Presidential eleotion ; but the way is now clear, and the final re sult tolerably certain. * * When the organisation is perfected, the state capital fixed at Yakima city, with one U. S. Senator from the east side and ono from the west side of the moun tains, then we will begin to fully realise the importance of a state, and feel tho full strength and power commercially and politically, which will follow as a natural oonsequenoe of our geographi cal and maritime importance. This will be a glad out oome for some of us who have waited for these many years for the fruition of our hopes. I begin to take new courage. Let me hear from you and oblige, Yours truly, A. B. L." In this city at the residence of the briilo, Nov. 10th 1878, Mr. John H. Fields and Miss Luella J. Cox. In this city at tho City Hotel, Nov. 11th 1878, Thomas Dewain Johnson and Mist Ma hals Owon. At the residence of the brides father, Nov. 16th 1878, near Mt. Idaho, by J. Aram, J. P., Cassius M. Day and MUs Mary Markham. SUMMONS. In the District Court of the First Judicial Dis trict, of the Territory of Idaho, in and for the county of Idaho. Action brought in the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Idaho, in and for tho county of Idaho, and the complaint filed in said county of Idaho in the office of the clerk of Said District Court. M. Rudolph plaintiff vs A. J. Chapman defend ant. T he people of the united states of the Territory of Idaho send groeting to A. J. CHAPMAN, defendant. You are hereby required to appear in an action brought Against you by the adove named plaintiff,'in the Dis trict Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Idaho, in and for the oounty of Idaho, and to answer the complaint filed there* in, within ten days (exclusive of the day of ser vice] after the service on you of this summons —if served within this county; or, if served out of this county, but in this district, within twenty days ; otherwise within thirty days— or judgement by default will be taken against you according to the prayer of said complaint. Tho said action is brought to recover, on a cer tain promisory note, the sum of ono hundred eighty-six and fifteen one hundredths dollars, gold coin, with interest at two per cent, per month, from the 1st day of January 1877, and 15 per cent, on the dollar of the total amount of said noto, and interest as attorneys fees, and the further sum of sixty dollars for goods, wares and merchandise sold and delivered to tho said defendant, and for costs of suit. And you are hereby notified that if you fail to ap pear and answer the said complaint, ns above required, the said plaintiff will take judgement by default. Given under my hand and tho seal of tho —n District Court of tho First Judicial seal 1 District °f tho Territory of Idaho, J in and for tho county of Idaho this v — v — 1 ' 29th day of July in tho year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy ©ight. If. Squikr, Clerk. Jasper Rand A tty., for pluintiff. 3-5-2m NOTICE, U. S. LAND OFFICE, ) Lewiston, Idaho, Oot. 2S, 1878. J C OMPLAINT HAVING BEEN ENTERED at this office by GEORGE II. RILEY against CHARLES W. FINCH for abandoning his Homestead Entry, No. 276, doted April 13, 1878, upon the south half of northeast quarter and south half ofnorthwost quarter, section fivo, township thirty-six north, range five wost, in Nez Perce County, I. T., with a view to tho can cellation of said entry: the said parties are here, by summoned to appear at this offieo on the 29th day of November, 1878, nt 1 o'olock p. ir., to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. J. M. IIowk, Ricbard J. Monroe, Register. Receiver. 3-4w. J. R. Yanc J. R. Finch. GEISTER AX, DONE AT LIVING RATES AND IN Workman Like Manner By ■Y-AuHSTE Sc FUSTGIT. BsaTOPPOSlTE LUNA RTABLE.-fgffi LEWISTON , I. T. 52-tf. CITY HOTEL, Esem'KTBi T HE UNDERSIGNED IS NOW LOCATED in tho abovo mimed hotel, and having thoroughly REMODELED IT, can assuro patrons tho VERY BEST OF ACCOMMODATIONS AFFORDED m TME (DHTST. Tho rooms are conveniently arranged And com pletely renovated, and open to accommodate tho publio in style not surpassed in Lewiston. Rar is attached whero tho choicest Liquors and Cigaru can be obtained. A. BITTNER, l-tf _ Proprietor. CLARENDON RESTAURANT. M RS A. L. COFFEY WISHES TO IN foriu tho good people of Lewiston that she bos returned from Portland and will open a first class RESTAURANT, on or about Satur day the 26th of October 1878, and would aolioit a portion of the PUBLIC PATRONAGE, And by tho aid of tho old renowned oook. Wm. McFarland, will endeavor to give GENERAL SATISFACTION, always supplying the table with the best tho market affords. Board der week....................................$6 00 Single meals........................................5O0U _ Mrs. A. L. COFFEY. JAMES McGRANE PROPRIETOR. Montgomery^., Lewiston I N CONNECTION WITH HIS BAKERY he has opened a chop house, where can be tound. at any hour of tho DAY OR NIGHT, Choice Porter House steaks, Ham and Eggs. Oysters Ac., cooked in order. No China slops served up, but tho best of everything the mar ket affords, and in tho best style. 52-tf JOHN P. VOLLMER, Whole.ale and Retail Dealer in GENERAL OF ALL KINDS. A General Assortment OF CLOTHINO, (groceries, Crockery, AND GLASSWARE Cutlery, Tobacco Miners' Goods Etc., Etc. Lewiston I. T. Jan., 19th. 1878 H. W. STAINTON, Physician and Surg LEWISTON, I. T, Office and Residence—Montgomery Head of Fourth. NOTICE TO BUILDE The proprietors of tho Lewiston Lnxnbering Manufacturing Co. T ake pleasure in notifying public that they aro now prepared U orders for lumber in quantities to suit. IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SAW-Xm WE HAVE A Sash, Door and Planing Mill, A ND CAN FURNISH SASH. DOORS S dressed lumber to suit, on short nnti». LOWEST MARKET RATES FOR CASfc Address. Lewiston Lumbering a Mahufacturi** «l 514, E. A. ROWLEY & GO Dealer in STOVES & TINWARE, Also Hardware, Tin, Sheet Iron & Copper War* O N HAND OR MADE TO ORDBK 0 short notice. Wo are selling at the low cash rates, if you don't believe it oall aad amino our prices and satisfy yourself 1 purchasing elsewhere. .jWt-Ordcrs from the country pronath attended Montgomery stroet, between 2nd aH U Lewiston I. T. ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL, WALLA WALLA, W. T. A Boarding & Day School for Girls. The Rt. Ukv. B. Wistsr Morris DDHwtot. Miss 11. B. Garrktson, Principal The FALL TERM Opens Sept., 5th 1878. For Board and Tuition in tho English Brutto and Latin, per terra (half year).......„ilM W Extras,—Optional. Music, vocal and instrumental, eMI ftr term................................................N Drawing, French and Oertuag.......... UM ForCatalogue and particulars addreu MISS H. B. GARRETSON. Walla Walla Wash. Ter. 45 3m HOTEL DE FRANGE Corner Second and C Street., LEWISTON I. T. T ins HOTEL IS TIIE STAGE W and Headquarters, for all the oxp to the Uppor Camps. THE TABLE Is alway. supplied with tho BEST TUB KET AFFORDS. THE ROOMS AND BEDS Are comfortable, neat and well-furnished every want of tho guost is anticipated supplied. RAYMOND SAUX I7H Proprid STABLE —AND— CARRIAGE HIRE AT THF EUTSTA STABLE, C Street, Between 3d and LEWISTON, I. T. Feed, Livery & Sale S BUGGY TEAMS & SADDLE HORSES T® HIT Stock Taken to R»B6 N. B. HOLBROOK. April 13th, 1878, tf. ProprW* II. GALE'S SALOON I HAVE NOW ON HAND THE BEST ASSORTMENT W INES, AND OTHER LIQUORS, ablo for a first clas. bar room, bestoigars. Drop in and .atisfy yot the head of 3d street, Lowiston I. T. J. W. POE, Attorney-at-La AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY For 1st Judicial Distriot. Office in . block 3d street Lewistoo, I. T. Willi#** business before the Laud Office.