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DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF NORTHERN IDAHO AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY. •S PER YÉAR VOLUME 6. LEWISTON, IDAHO TEllKITORY* THURSDAY, APRIL« 1882. NUMBER 2« THE LEWISTON TELLER. CIU AND COUNTY OFFIC'ALPAPfR. THURSDAY........................A fill L 6 I8S2. Publish ïd Every Thursday Evening —BY— A. LELAND & SON, Terms of Subscription, at Coin Rates : ■iBGLiCorr pm Tsar....................... $3 on " " Six Mouths.,................ i on •< •> 1 mo JIORTHS................ 1 00 fclegl. Naabor.................................... ,0 Prepsjm.nt in nil eases demanded. All pa K r» diseonlinusd when tim« of subsoription * expired. Krim af A4v.rtl.la« Reduced. 1. Cola : j ttaa Square (I inch in oelumn) 1-insertion tl 50 Eaeh additional insertion.................. i0 Two Squares ono insertion..................... 2 00 Each additional insertion................... l 00 Tkroo Squares one insertion.................. 3 00 Each additional insertion..... .. ........ 1 50 Fear Squares one insertion.................... 3 00 2nek additional insertion................... 2 00 Yearly, half yearly and quarterly advertis ments more than four squares inserted ky special contract. Professional and Artisans* Cards of one square or less, per quarter.................. 3 00 Ketiees in local column (except voluntary) P«r line .......................................... 20 But none for less than.......................... 1 00 Society advertisements and resolutions per line each insertion............................ 10 Local Advertising listes« In Coin : Summons, Sheriff's Kales and all other le gal notices per inch first insertion....... $1 50 Each subsequent insertion ........ 60 All transient advertisements and notices prepayment demanded, all others paya ble quarterly. ALONZO LELAND. CHAS. F. LELAND. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY OF IDAHO Delegate in Congress..............Goo. Ainslo Governor.............................John li. Neil Secretary...................... T. F. Singiser Marshal.................................K.S. Chase U. S. Attorney..................TV. It. White Trtainrer..........................John lluntoon Controller..................... J. L. Onderdouk JUDGES CLRllkS * DISrKICT ATTORNEYS. lit Diatrict Norntan Buck Clerk H. Suuier Diitrict Attorney.............A. Quackenhusli 3od Diitrict..................... H. E. 1'riokett Clerk...........................A. I,. Kictmrdson District Attorney...............Jas. A. Hawley Sd Diitrict......................... J. T. Morgan Clerk..............................Wm.i!. Thews District Attorney............Willard Crawford The Judges of the 1st 2 nd and 3d dis trict! assemble Rt the capital on the first Monday in September in each year, and con Rtitute the Supreme Court of the Territory, with tbe Judge of the 3d district as Chid Justice, and A. L. Richardson as Clerk. Tbe Judicial Districts and the time« and places of holding Courts in each are desig nated by the Supreme Court when in ses sion and are liable to change each year. LAND OFFICES: Burveyor Gen...............TVm. II. Chandler IDAHO DISTRICT Register ' ...John R. Miller Rioiver James Stout LRWISTOH DISTRICT. R«filter.............................. J. M. Howe Riceiver.............................. K. J. Monroe OXFORD DISTRICT: ....C. J. F. NJRTH IDAHO COUNTY OFFICIALS NKZ PERCE CO. Probate Judge.......................P. Grigsby Sieriff.............................N. Jt. Holbrook Auditer* Recorder...............J. II. Evans Treasurer.................................JI. Hale Assessor........................... H. W. Howard 1............ S. C. Hale Ciunty Commissioners >.......). N. Lindsay I ........Wm. Evans SnOSHOSE COUNTY. Probate Judge...............J. C. Hilterbrand Sa.riff...............................I. H. Cowen Auditor * Recorder............D. M. Frazier Treasurer......................-......Aaron Kuhn A'lessor....:........................Frank Carle T ...... P. (iatfney | Ctanty Commissioners V ..... T Wilson: J ......R. Templeton \ IDAHO COUNTY. P obate Judge.....................John Power 1 Sieriff............................._.T. J. Rhodes Aiditor * Recorder.......J. B. Chamberlain T ensure..............................Win. Baird A 'lessor - W. J. Rainy County Commissioners \ ...C. M. Redman * ( D H. Teicher f OOTglfAI COUÜTY. Sheriff..............-......................... F . Haines Recorder.............................. «• BWonnseott Probate Judge.........................Henry oleldor Treasurer.....................................Max W cil Assessor.................................W\ D. U right Justices...............It. W, Cochran, C. W. \\ ood Constables................. M. Martin, J. L Steen, F. Canfield County Commissioner* Register. Receiver.. TL Fox Singiser 1 0. F . Canfield J. T. Kaukin W. Martin. 3NTEW BOOT « SHOE STORE. Sale Work, of San Francisco Make, Sold Cheap for Cash. WOMEN, CHILDREN and MENS WEAK. .»W- A'l «1»,»,, of work marufartur-J tf irder. Repairing neatly and promptly done. GEORGE GLASS, Montgomery at., Lewiatun, I T. JASPER RAM). ATTORNEY, And COUNSELLOR at Law, Office—M ain St, near Raymond House, Lewiston, I. T. 4 . tf QUACKEN BUSH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, And District Attorney for 1st Judicial Dis trict. Office.— Main street near Brcarley's Grist mill. tt. I. N. MAXWELL ATTORNEY, And COUNSELLOR at Law, Office —Third .Street, next door North of Loewenherg Bros. 4 - J. II. FORNEY, ATTORNEY IT EAIV, MT. IDAHO, 1. T. Collections promptly made. ALONZO LELAND, Âttorney-at-Law, LEWISTON, IDAHO TERRITORY. Will practice in all the Courts of North Idaho, and also the Supreme Oourt. Also Commis sioner of Deeds for Washington Territory in and for Idaho Territory. | \ 1 W. T. M C KERN, Attorncy-at-Law, MOSCOW, I. T. Will Iectiens PHYSICIANS. F S, STIRLING M D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. doors above the Raymond H. W. STAINTON, Physician and Surgeon, LEWISTON, I. T, Office and Residence Head of Fourth. -Montgomery Street -tf WHEELWRIGHT SHOP LOT WIGGINS, A skillful wheelright is located on 1st street, and is prepared to perform good work in his line upon short notice. REPAIRING CARRIAGES and WAGONS, made a specialty, Call and see him. Otf. OLIVER,SCHUBERT & CO. Blacksmiths, NIT. IDAHO, I. T. BLACKSMITH INO with ncatne: AND REPAIRING * and di.-patch. IIOHSI, «IIOIl A SPECIALTY. '£* 3 - EatUfadion gusrantfr 1 or «■< ;*ay 2 -ly I N. 1». HU AKT III KG LOTH INC* CLEANED. Itl.PAUtlil) TO ORDER. 3 ,„ ïd Street, LEWISTON, I T. kflTWRY&Côïd ■ I j£a JE* i /notai,: tJtJFOK 1 SS 2 '* 5 "it, e k.rr Y * CO., Detroit, R»L HOTELS. HOTEL ns FRAIE COR. lid and "C" »Tltl'.IlTS, LEWISTON, I. T. J Mme. Le FRANCOIS, Has been Rebuilt, Enlarged, and ENTIRELY REPURNIRHED, with all the Comforts and Convenience* of a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. This house has been long and favorably known as the Ftranger's home. Its spacious bedrooms, furnished with spring mattresses and tidy bedding, presents all tbe comforts for a fatigued traveler* .4 FIRST-CLASS BAR IX COXXECTIOX WITH THE HOUSE, The table is always supplied with all the delicacies of tbe season, and the best of cooki aud employees around the house. Extra Accommodation!! for Commercial Travelers. MT Ml. Idaho and Envision Stage office. W.E. Timborluke, Corner 5Ui and Montgomery Sts, LEWISTON I. T. T IGS HOTEL IS NEWLY BUILT hard finished throughout, has all the MODERN CONVENIENCES For the Comfort of Guests And is kept as s IIKST-CLASS HOUSE. GENERAL STAGE OFFICE, idquarters for all express lines d from Lewiston. MRS. R. SAUX A Co, Proprietors. 49-tf SALOONS. CALIFORNIA BREWERY SEAR HEAD OF FIRST ST., WEISGERBER BROS, Propr's LEWISTON, I. T. CALL A XU SEE US. T-tf LEWISTON BAKERY UOXTGOMERY STREET, LEWISTON. I. T. B read, piks and cakes -, ai.sooro certes Cunteclionary, Liquors and Cigars. r**«' Wihienthaler ha« purchased all the in terest of Conrad Wintsch in the above business and will hereafter do buxines* in tbe name of 8 . WILDBNfHALER. 18 tf 23 tf. J3 A. NY MEYER, COUNTY SURVEYOR, Nez Perte Count). Renidencc aud poet uffic MOSCOW* I. T H. C. DROWN, — DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE, MT. IDAHO, . I PplfftK ThC DCs! mOOCiS ttl LOw ifHf» THE SHEEP va. DOG QUESTION. Let dogs delight to Lark and bit«. Or chase the Luck and ewe; Let dog eat sheep while farmers sleep, "For God has made them so,'* Let dogs come forth to fill the earth; Let sheep in plenty grow. To make the meat for dogs to eat, "For God has made them so. Let dogs a score surround each door— The lank, the lean, the low— Or traça at night the lambskin's flight, "For God has made them so." Let flop-eared hounds range pasture grounds To scent the buek and ewe; Let curs yelp round as well os hound, "For God has made them so." Let every man keep, if he can, A dozen dog* in tow; And let their greed on mutton feed, "For God has made them so." Let man eat hogs —feed sheep to dogs— Raise mutton here helow To feed the dogs, while man eats hogs, "For God has made them so." ADMISSION OF WASHINGTON Report of the Committee on Terri tories, Recommending the Admission of Washington into the Union. On the 9th of March Mr. Aldrich, from the House committee on Terri tories, made the following report, to accompany Mr. llrenta' bill to admit Washington Territory into the Union. The original bill has been so modified as to embrace within tho new State only the limits of tho present Territory of Washington. The opposition that grew out of the proposal to include part of Idaho is thus avoided. Tho append ed report is highly flattering to Wash ington Territory; and yet it does not in the smallest degrea overstate its re sources, progress and prospects: Washington Territory was organized out of a portion of the Oregon Terri tory by act of Congress of March 9, 1853. It is bounded by British Colombia on the north, Idaho on the east, Ore gon on the south aud the Pacific ocean on the west. J t is about 310 mil<*s east and west, 200 north and south, is in form nearly a perfect parallelogram, and con tains GO,994 square miles area. By the census of 1860 its population, inclusive of Idaho and a part of Mon tana, then within its boundaries, was 11,138. By that of 1870, the popula tion within its present limits was 22, 93. By a local census taken in 1878, it was 50,501. By another taken in 1879 it was 57,784. By the national census of 1880 it was 75,110. Its vote io 1870 was (5,182; in 1872, 7,891; in 1874, 8,494; in 1876, 9,907; in 1878, 12.G47, and in 1880, 15,823. Its taxable property, by asscasment of 1878, was $17,865,988.83; in 1879, 821,130,434.08; in 1880,823,708,587, and in 1881, $25,786,415. By the report of tho Territorial And itor, made in October, 1881, it was shown to be entirely free of debt, with a surplus of $22,217.94 cash in the treasury. Its present rate of taxation is but 24 mills on the dollar. The amount of its poll and road poll taxes for 1880 was $73,283.90, and for 1881, $108.971.25. Its people are hardy, intelligent, moral, enterprising, economical, law abiding, and in full sympathy with our system of government and its most ad vanced civilization. Its climate is mild, equitable, and remarkably healthful. Its agricultural, horticultural, viti cultural, manufacturing, mining, fish ing and commercial resources are, prob ably, unexcelled in any part of the nation, if in the world. Tbeir devel opement now scarcely begun,must soon liecome a source of great prosperity, producing a rapid and steady growth in population and wealth. Its product of cereal«, mostly wheat, for 1880, was 4,108,370 bushels, according to the census report; and for 1881 the com mittee is informed that it was estimat ed at a)>out 6,000,000 bushels, being an average yield of 27J bushels per acre. Its cut of lumber, according to information furnished the committee, was, in 1880, about 250,000,000 feet, and in 1881 about 300,000,000 feet; supplying in great measure the markets of the Pacific coast North, Central and South America, the Sandwich Islands, F.astern Asia and Australia. Accord ing to further information obtained by the committee, its cal product, of a very superior quality, and, perhaps, the best on the Pacific Coast, for 1880, was about 175,000 tons, and for 1881 about 250,000 tons. Its salmon pack, the committee is also informed, was, for 1880, about 200,000 cases, worth over $1,000,000; and for 1881 about 260, 000 cases, worth nearly $1,500,000. Its wool clip cannot be settled accurate ly, but from the l»est information af forded the committee, it is estimated, for 1880, at 3,000,000 pounds, and lor 1x81 at nearly 4,000,000 pounds. Its iron industry is of but one year's growth daring which, the committee under stand, about 15,000 tons of very sup erior pig was produced, and that tho amount wiil probably bo doubled dur the present year. Several other to III;« III" J vor . » «" I cl I Htiin important branches of industry «ppear a to be in successful operation, of which the committee are unable to obtain accurato data. The whole value of its manufactures for 1880, as shown l.y official reports, was $6,129,762, far exceeding those of any other Territory. As far as statistics have been obtain ed, they indicate a largo increase for the last year. Tho number of vessels belonging to the Puget Sound customs district, which comprises less than one third of the Territory (the balance be ing in the Willamette and Oregon dis trict«) in the fiscal year 1880 were 105 —43 steam and 62 sailing—with s tonnage of 29,029.82; and in 1881 there were 117—44 steam, 72 sailing and one other—with a tonnage of 38, 018.22. In 1880 seven vessels, with a tonnage of 682.32, were built in the district, and ia 1881 ten were built, with a tonnage of 2,530.90. The num ber of vessels entered in the foreign trade at Port Townsend, the port of entry of the district, in 1880, was 287, toiiDagc 145,067; in 1881, 306, tonnage 109,155. Cleared in 1880, 305, ton nage 160,353; in 1881, 322, tonnage 165,790; and in first half of 1882, 194, tonnage 110,418. The coastwise trade is estimated to bo fully twice aa large. The exports of tho entire Territory during tho year 1880 are estimated to be about 3,009,000 tons, and in 1881 about 4,000,000 toiiR. The spirit of railway enterprise, the maioapnug of American thrift, is be ginning to breathe new lifo and vigor into all these other nascent industries, and affording better, cheaper and more adequate channels of ingress for this swelling tide of immigration. Several hundred miles, more than over before, were constructed during the last year within its borders, and many more ure in progress of construction. Ths North ern Pacific—the great transcontinental railway, whose western terminus is on the shore of that magnificent harW of Northwest Pacific Coast, the Puget Sound, with its 1,594 miles ot shore line, and its innumerable bays and in lets in this Territory—is rapidly ap proaching completion. The Oregon short line, branching off front the Uni on Pacific at Granger, and passing through Idaho and Mastern Oregon, is nearing a union with several diverging shorter lines which ramify every sec tion of this Territory. The Oregon railway, between Portland, the com mercial emporium of Oregon, and the eastern portion of this Territory, will be finished during tho present year, The building of the 'Seattle aud Walla Walla railroad, reaching from tido wi ter to the great agricultural region of tho interior,*is fairly under way; and several others aro already in coutcm plation at an early day. The poople of this young and rising common wealth—rich io present ac cumu'ations of money and property, and richer in grand and varied rcsour ces—of nil parties and with one voice are beseeching us through thoir Dele gate, by repeated memorials of their Legislature, by the uniform declarations of their various party platform«, by their almost unanimous votes directly aud indirectly on the question, and in every possible way to clothe them with power to form a State Government aud admit them into the Union, that they may enjoy the rights and privileges pertaining to American freedom and citizenship. Is there any just reason why their appeal should be refused ? Their character, habits and civil in stitutions are unexceptionable. Their material and financial condition is bet ter than most of preceding Territorial communities emerging into Statehood, From the facts given, it is manifest that the population of the Territory has increased as rapidly as its prede cessons at the same stage of develop ment, and certainly at no less rate than between the censuses of 1879 snd 1880, which was thirty per cent. At this rate, it now has 126,953 inhabitants, and before its State machinery can pos sibly be constructed and put in opera tion it will exceed the number consti luting the basis of Congressional rep resentation. Of the twenty-two new States which have entered the Union through the portal of Territarial pro bâtions the population by the preced ing and succeeding censuses, and the rate of increase during the decade were as follows: the lie ly, its in in of 822 I Comparing the population of these ; States by census previous to their ad ; mission with that of this Territory by j I)at« Af I'opu Popu Rate admis latiou lation per MOB. By pre by fob cent v Keen low g of in BUS. cen s ere se Vsrmont . 17!M 85.425 ]. r >4,465 KO Kentucky.. . 1711*2 73, «77 220,955 200 Teunetoe .. .1706 8j,<;:ii 105,602 195 Ohio...... 1WI 4 Ô, •230,760 403 Louisiana. . . 1 » 12 79.556 152,923 100 Indiana . ihm; 24,520 147,178 500 M).t*i.H8ip|>i. Alabama IM7 I lsiy ( 75,448» 40,3.i0 . 127,1(91 ( 403 Illinois. IMS 12.282 55,162 350 Missouri .. . 1K21 tk),557 140,455 III Arkaiiftas .. 1H3« 30,388 97,574 221 Michigan . IS?7 31.639 212.267 570 Florida. ist."« 64.477 87,445 60 Iowa...... IS46 43,112 192,214 345 Wise«main . IH4» 30,043 305,391 km; California . . 1850 92,597 379,994 310 Minnesota . 1H58 6,077 172,023 2,7.40 Oregon ... . I8Ô9 13,294 52(405 294 Kauaas .. . ..1861 107,206 264,899 240 Nevada. . . ISttt 6.857 42,491 620 Nebraska.. ..1807 28,841 122,993 322 Colorado .. . 1876 39,864 194,640 388 • • * • J J I'be last national census, we find that I the latter is exceeded by only four of them—Vermont, Louisiana, California and Kansas. Most of them foil far Mow this Territory in this regard. Owing to the wonderful growth of these new communities, their popula tion at the date of admission can only lie estimated approximately. Evident ly, however, no moro than five at the utmost of these in the list equalled this Territory at the present tiiuo. These were Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Min nesota and Colorado. By the time its constitution can lis made and its admission acoomplinhed, its population will doubtless exceed every one of these new States when admitted, with but two exceptions, Michigan and Wiscon sin. The ordinanoe of 1787, for the gov ernment of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, contained six separate "articles of compact between the orig inal States and the people afid States in said territory." Provision wss made in the 5th article for tho subsequent subdivision of such territories into 'states," or what are now terinod or ganized Territories; and it was therein expressly declarod that "whenever any of the said States have 60,000 free in* habitante therein, such State shall be admitted liy its Delegate iuto the Con gress ot the United Stales, on an equal footing with tho original Statns in all respects whatever, and shall be at lib erty to form a permanent comtitution d State (Joverutuent." The act of Congresa May 26, 1790, establishing a Oovernincnt for the ter ritory south of the Ohio river declared that the inhabitants of said territory "shall enjoy all the privileges set forth in tho ordinance of the late Congress for the government of the Territory northwest of the Ohio." By common acceptation at the time, this was regard od as a solemn compact with such Ter ritories 'as might he organized out of the same, of suitable dimensions for n State, though fower in number than those into which the northwest terri tory was to lie subdivided; that each should he admitted into the Uuion whenever its free inhabitants should number 60,000. When the hill for admission of Tennessee was under dis cussion in Congress, this construction und application weie given to these clauses by both the advocates and op poueuts of the measure, and, indeed, no one seemed to regard them in any other light. An act of Congress of August 14, 1848, for the government of the Oregon Territory, employs languago even stronger and more explicit than that of the government of the territory south of tho Ohio. It declared, "that the inhabitants of said territory shall I e entitled to enjoy all and singular the rights, privileges and advantages grant ed and secured to tho people of tho territory of tho United Stuies north west of the river Ohio, by tho articles of compact contained io the ordinance for the government of paid territory on the 13th day of July, 1787." The Oregon Territory has ainco been sub divided, as contemplated by these arti cles, into smaller organized Territories, suitable in size to be erected into such States as compose our American Union. Oregon, the largest of these, as soon as she was supposed to have, and before she actually had, tho > required "60,000 free inhabitants," was admitted on February 14, 1859. The friends of her admission, in the debate in this House, effectually urge] compliance with this compact. Mr. Stephens, now a venerable member of this body, speak ing for the committee having charge of the measure, sod other promoters, con tended for her admission under this compact, though it was generally con ceded that her population was much below the existing basis of Congression al representation. This compact, made with the people of the whole of the original Oregon Territory, for the benefit alike of every person of it, in order "to provide for the establishment of States aud [term anent government therein, and for their admission to a share iu the Fed eral Councils on an equal footing with the original Slates, at as early periods ns may be consistent with the general interest," and which was to "forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent," should be just os available in behalf of one subdivision as another. Tho people of Washington Territory are guilty of no act or practice incom patible with our laws aud institutions, and have in no way forfeited their claim to its benefits. Arid now, after having admitted so many Territories with so much less financial ability to support a State go* eminent, so much less of the element» of undeveloped wealth aud greatness, and so much less population; after hav ing admitted several with less popula ti u than then constituted the basis of Congressional representation, although it was far less than now; after having had for many years, and still having. Stales in the Union, loth 'original'' and "new," with less population lhaD the number constituting such basis; after having, at each apportionment I for nearly forty years, given additional ; representatives in Congress to nearly ; halt of the States of the Union, simply j upon a moiety of that number, and far * muicij vt nt«av niiu lui I leu than tbe population of this Terri tory possibly can be, and with at l e a s t one loss popul >ua and less rapidly grow* ing State in ths Union, to deny the application of these people would he invidious, unjust, and violative of the plighted faith of ths nation. In view of these foots and considér ations, the committee recommends tha passage of the accompanying bill aa amended. MISTAKEN. Many people ia Lewlaton and vieinit), where Chae. If. ___Mooteith reeidee, are bitter« ly opposed to hit appointment as India« Agent at Fort Lapwai. We are in f o rm ed that Mr. Monteith ia an hornet, upright man, ami that the appointment would lie a good one.— I'umtroy Republican. When our brother says that "many people in Lewiston and vicinity are bitterly opposed" to Mr. Montoith's appointment we are satisfied. that ha has been misinformed.' Thet Mr. Mod« teith may bave two of throe enemies,' who would seek an opportunity to do him injustice st any time aad in any manner if their own identity oonld bo' concealed, no doubt may bo tree. But we hare yet to learn of ths first man in this community, who will open ly say that Mr. Monteith is not honoaV' or is not competent. Our brother of tbs Republican must not ififer that bt-' cause a cowardly scribbler ottir a fic titious signature has said that Mooteith ' is unfit for the position, therefore many of our citizens are bitterly opposed to* his appointment. THE OOUTH IDAHO THEM. The Idaho Democrat says:' Thu House committee eh Territories ia considering the bill to admit Washington Territory sa s State unsliiimously fetoTféd not to divide Idaho: This settles tbs ques tion for North Idaho, for tbs present, at least. Here tho Democrat seem* to think tho question settled only for the present. But tho Boise Statesman in com menting upon the committee's notion claims that (be question is settled for ever and then reads to tho poople of North Idaho a lecture upon what they should do. Now we all have so mnoh confidence in tbe justness of the States man and the diniolereatedness of ite conductor, there can be little doubt that our people will make great beat«' to follow his advice and surroudor thoir own judgment to bis fatherly oar«. How bountifully be would provide for the North if matters were left in hia hands, let his past record in relation to us determine. Mis fancied qtfietut of the question is all assumed. The Ava lanche RayS: It looks now as if oar "North Knd" would have to tie couteut to remain with us for an, indefinite period, a kill haviug boon intro-' duced in Cungreaeto admit Washington with out any portion of Idaho, Our friends of the North might find many wons plaças to "stay with" than Idaho. It is about four years since tho Puyallup branch coal road was finished and not a mile of Northern Pacific rail road track west of Snake river ban since been laid. There has been a great deal of railroad talk daring all that time; several branch reads and termin al places selected on paper; but no work done. Tha Northern Pacific is only building one line east from Ainsworth; all ths other linos in Oregon and aasl of tho mountains are by Oregon oontf panies. These facts art hardly remem bered by the publia We do not bis-' lieve that the directors of the Northern Pacific will allow their own company, or any other company for them, to build any branch or connecting road with other points, until the main road front the east is built to Puget Sound. —Olympia Transcript. The detention of the ship Reporter* which lay 48 days outside the Oolnmbin river bar, endeavoring to get in, odona ioned a loss of $12,000 to hèr owners $6,000 by reduced charter fates, and $120 per day by loss of tine—to say nothing of the charges for towing, pil otage, lighterage and wharfage—about $4,000 more. By partie» just down from Farm ington, we arc informed that the wifo ot John )>odd, recently gave birth to à 12 pound boy. Thia, in itself, is not a very unusual circumstance, but Mr. l)odd ia 83 years old and his wife id 79. She is the mother of 20 children.' Observations upon metevric dust* the minute particles which reach the earth from the regions of specs, am attended by much difficulty and nn certainty, aa there ere few localities accessible to man to which terrestrial dust docs not penetrate. To seen re freedom from the interference of Ihnen terrestial atoms it is suggested that captive tialloons be employed and sent to the greatest attainable»