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THE LEWISTON TELLER.
* WfY AN Ü COUNTY CFflCIAL LAFLR. Tht TELLER hat the laryetl circulation oj any roper in North Idaho. YHUKtiDAY..........................MB. 17. LW the late legislature Tho members ol the late legislative assembly from Idaho nod Nez I'ercc counties have returned. The former arrived at Lewiston on Tuesday afternoon 1 g. n route home. Those from th s couuly a|| did not come via Lewiston, but went by rail to Moscow, where they arrived on Saturday night last. We had a short interview with those from Idaho county, Councilman Larriuier and Representa tive Fenn, on Tuesday eve., and from them learned a few things that oecured during the session and saw some of the bills which they claimed had become laws, and learned tho fate of other bills that had been introduced for the benefit oi tha Northern portion of the territory, and from the short interview we had with these gentlemen we could not learn that much legislation bad been passed that was of great detriment to the North or to the territory, even if some legislation which seemed desirable did not pass. They summed the amount of the in debtedness of tho territory after the apptopriations of the late session, in cluding the session of two years ago, and the incurred current expenses, and the result was less than $152,000. This covered the capital hill and the insane asylum provided for two years ago. No large appropriations were made at the late aessiun, the largest bring $4,000 ad ditions to tho iüsano asylum, and $2,000 for furuiture for the capital buildiug. The university bill was defeated ; the Lewiston bridge,hill was defeated ; the Weiser and Warrens road hill was de fcated ; a compulsory educational act wa B passed ; an officers salary bill was passed as a substitute for a fee hill which will make the expenses of the counties about the same as before, perhaps a little more. A new insurance law was passed ; bounty law for wild animals, including squirrels, was passed, and several other laws were passed not included in the new code as prepared by the code commis sioners and several of the new code laws wore so amended that they would with difficulty bo recognised from the original They first passed the code as reported by the commission and afterwards took up the several provisions and smooded them as they saw fit, and when printed, the node with the amendments and new laws, is to be printed as perfeoled, so as to form an intelligent and comprehensive volume easily understood by the great mass of our citixens without tho aid of a lawyer. This is what is claimed fur the oode as adopted by the late legislature. If it meets this claim it wtll be of service to tho people ot Idaho. FROM MURRAY. I. T. Murray, I. T. Feb. 6,1886. Editor Teller : Things move slowly here in camp except the weather, which has for a week past, mored on the heels of wind, fieroe, strong and cold; a bliaxard in fact and a freeacr in truth. And in con sequence of this little change of weather, mails are behind and demoralized ; mails from the east to Thompson Fulls for six days, and only one train from the west, and Wardner U supplied with mail by the means of snow shoes, aud tha sonth forkers feel rather left The Two Mile road from Murray to Wardner was first blocked by a snow slide ; and then camo the breeze from the south east, which resulted in bad roads. A party of four, Dutch Jake and Tom Hawley, our new sheriff, being part of the quartette, started from Murray to Warder on business, and a rough trip is reported. Jake's fingers were nipped, and Tom's toes and fingers were frost bitten, and it was after four days suow shoeing that they reached Wardner, and there they will remain until the warm Idea come ever the lea. Miuing matters arc quiet and but little doing. The Idaho company put ou a force last week. The Golden King has partly stopped io consequence of the cold snap, the flame freezing up. There arc rumors of some contemplated investments in mining property to soon take place. There are many strangers constantly ar riving in camp to visit our mines., aud it is probable that the early spring will bring a grand rush into camp. Of amusement notes we have nono to apeak of. A dance is given weekly, and the M urray silver cornet band discourse the music fur the occasion. The band w improving rapidly; they have labored diligently, and they run now appear in public to the pride of the citizens of Murray and vicinity. On the first the Murray quartette of vocalists gave a ben tfit to Canby Post G. A. R., which was largely attended and highly appreciated. Yours, Nez in Perce. The government baa telegraphed the U. S. Assay Office that no charge for transportation of gold bullion to the U. 8: Mints for-coinago will hereafter be collected from depositors. This will save $4 per $1000 to del heretofore been thmocrat Msitore, which has larged to them.— LEW BLACK VS. THU CITY OF ISTON. Ou Saturilay l ist news reached here that the Su| renie court had refjsed lo older a new trial, and affirmed the jutlg •ment of the lower court with torts to be paid by the city. We have heard that attorney's fees, costs and expenses, incur red bv the city in deletiditit- this suit in the lower court ar.d in the supreme court, were in the neighborhood of $2, 000. which added to the judgement g. : j 500, swells the amount to $5,000 ; a|| eX p ens jyc suit, wbieh it has been al ledged, could have been settled with the injured man for $500, if a disposition had been sIiqwd on the part of the city authorities aud their advUers, to pay the injured man a reasonable sum for the damage done him. Rut they started off defiantly with the belief that the city was not liable, hut if there was any liability in tho matter, it was the county who was liable, and hence. they made strenuous efforts to make surveys to show that the place where tho accident happened was without the city limits. In this they signally failed, a6 well they might, as all who had looked into the matter of city boundaries well knew. They then en deavored to show that the man did not fall into the hole in the street, which they failed to show. Agrin they at tempted to show that his injury was not so great ns claimed ; in this they also failed. Then they endeavored to show that the injury, if any was done, was done prior to Lis coming to this city; but this failed them. The jury were of the opinion that the city was primarily liable to what ever damage he had sustained. His claim was lor $10,000. Some of the jury were for giving him the amount he claimed, as wo learned at the time of tho reudition of the verdict, others thought a less sum, and finally they agreed to compromise in a verdict of $3,500, and so rendered. The city then sent nn attorney abroad to huut up evi dence upon which to base a motion for a new trial, and they procured some and upon it founded a motion for a new trial. But the judge did not find it sufficient to induce the belief that he did not sustain tho injury, of which he had complained, as being suffered by reason of the defect in tho streets of Lewiston, and the judgo overruled tho motion for a new trial. Upon tho overruling of this motion the city took an appeal, and tho late décision given was upon this appeal, which denied the order for a new trial and affirmed the judgement of the lower court. The case on-the part of the city was conducted in the supreme court by our late district attorney, J. W. Parker, assisted by J. Biumback <£ Co., of Boise City, and the appeal was resisted by Silas W. Moody Esq., late controller of the Territory. The city can have no cause of complaint that they have not hud a fair show, while Mr. Rluck has bceu the real sufferer, and the tax payers of the city hare also bceu made the sufferers in the neglect of the officers of the city iu not keeping that particular street in a safe travelling con dition. Mr. Black's leap in the daik was no m re prominent than was that of the city in not seeking to. compromise this matter with Black and payiug him a much has tutu. It docs the eity no good to resist a claim for damages unless the evidence is clear that the claim uniust and fraudulent. Our eity au thorities are not fully up to the under standing of their liabilities in their neg lect of tho s'reels. If we are to main tain a ci'y government over certain portion of the area of Nez Perce county we must keep up the public highways of that city, so as not to be dangersus to travel either day or night It we enjoy the honors of a city government, we must assume the responsibility of such govern meut, oa expressed iu our charter. There is no dodging or evasion that can be practised with credit to our city or its inhabitants. Our chickens will be sure to come home to roost. To Be ble pose of' and to for five the of of the to of Lyons, Mich., Feb. 13.—The floods still continue here and the water is rising at the rate of a foot an hour. The waters rushed through the main sticcts of the town, carrying away twenty build ings, and as many more were moved off their foundations. Several business fronts were mashed in by floating The tewn is almost deserted, the people seeking shelter on higher ground. The damage already done will reach many thousands of dollars. Milton, Feb. 14.—Much indigna (ion is expressed here over tho action of Senator Wager in regard to tho division of the county. Wager was burned in effigy to night by a posse of citizens who supported him last June. The effigy bore a placard reading : "An enemy to a just cause ; nine hundred petitioners defeated by sixty men and one thousand dollars." The effigy carried a bottle of bourbon in the right hand. Wasuisgton, Feb. 11.—The Senate committee on River and Harbors have increased the Oregon and Washington Territory appropriations For the prorement of the mouth of the Colombia $175,000 ; Cascade locks $50,000 ; of this amount $15,000 being appropriated to survey the ship railway at the dalles of the Columbia. The Oregon Senate has passed Dalles portage railway bill. The AN ACT. a to in J. of a no of to can its sure To amend Title Thirteen of the Re vised Statutes by adding thereto chap ter fix, concerning the redemption of county indebtedness. Be it enacted by the legislative assem bly of the Territory of Idaho, as foliotes : CHAPTER VI. KEDI.MOTION* OF COUNTY INDEBTEDNESS. 2602. The hoard of county commis siiocrs of any county may issue negotia ble coupon bonds of their c-juuty lor pur pose of paying, redeeming, funding or re funding the principal and interest of any of' the following indebtedness of their couDty, when same cau he done at a lower rule of inti rust, and lo the j refit and bent Ct of the county : 1st. Any indebtedness contracted prior to July 30, A. D. 1880. .2nd. Any indebtedness contracted sub sequent to July 30, A. D. 1880. And all bonds issued under the provl sums ..f this act must show on their face for which of the foregoing classes of m dehtedntss they are issued. Said bonds shall be issued as near as practicable iu denominations ot one thousand dollars each, but bonds iD the denomination! of five hundred and one hundred may be issued when necessary, said bonds must bear interest at the rate of not to exceed eight per cent, per annum, to die paid on the first day of January and the first day of July in each year at the county (ins urer's office or at such bank in tho City of New York as may bo designated by the board of county commissioners, at the option of the holder thereof, such bends to bo redeemed by the county in the fol lowing manner : Tea per cent, of the total amount issued to be paid in ten years fioiu the date of issue, and ten per eent. annually thereafter uutil all of said bonds are paid, making the last bunds redeemable twenty years from the date issue, but suid bonds or any part thereof may, at the option of the county issuing tho same, he redeemed at any time alter five years from the date of their issue, provided, such time and op tion he stated upon the face of each boud and each bond must be redeemed in the order it is numbered. 3603. Tho bonds mentioned in 3602 of this chapter must have uttuchcd to each bond when negotiated, semi-annual interest coupons covering the interest ex pressed in the bond from the date of is sue until paid ; such bonds must he signed by the chairman of the board of county commissioners, and attested by th lerk oi said hoard, and bear the seal of the hoard of county commissioners, and countersigned by the county treasurer of the county. Each couptTD must have an ncxed to the same a number cnrrt-Rpuod ing with the number of the bond, and each bond must state upon its face the amount for which the same is issued, to whom issued, and the date of issue, and must also recite that it is issued in con formity with the provisions of this chap ter, aud this chapter must be printed on the hack of each bond. 3604. The board of county commis sioners must, give notice by publication in some newspaper published iu the coun ty, if there he one, otherwise by three notices posted up in the county, one of which must be posted at tho court house, The off The many of in who effigy to of have of dalles such cause sum due, taxes, fully The within and ui-bcsh pr. taxes such such tho whole value as terest be such paid the first thall to aud no ply the as of for nor of of itl intention to issue and negotiat such bonds, and invite bidders therefor, and after ascertaining the best terms up on, and the lowest interest of which such bouds can be negotiated, must secure tho proper engraving and printing thereof, and thereafter must have them cousecu lively numbered and otherwise properly prepared and executed, and wlico so ex ecuted, they must be by the audit .r reg istered in a public record book to be kept lor that purpose, and therein must he stated tho number, date, amount of bund, time and place of payment, rate of inter eat, number of coupons attached, aud any other proper description thereof lor future idcutificatioD. That thou said board must from time to time iu such amounts as it may deem best, deliver said bouds to the couuty treasurer and take and file his receipt therefor and charge him with all bonds so delivered, and uny duties required of said board in pursu ance of the provisions of this chapter may be performed at any general, special or called meeting thereof. The treasurer must under the general supervision of the said board sell said bonds fur cash or exchange them for any of the county in debtedness lor the redemption of which they were so issued, but in no case must -h bonds be sold or exchanged for less than their face or par value and the ac crued interest at the time of disposal, nor must any county indebtedness be re deemed at more than its face value and any interest that may be due thereon. If any portion of said bonds are sold for money the proceeds thereof must be applied exclusively toward the redemp tioD of said oounty indebtedness for the redemption of which such bonds were is sutd. And the treasurer must give no tice as provided by law, of his readiness to redeem such indebtedness and there after interest thereon shall cease. When the treasurer redeems any county in debtedness, he must endorse by writing or stampiug in ink on the face of the paper, evidencing such indebtedness so redeemed, the tints when and the amount for which redeemed, whether by money or the exchange of bonds, and tho words "redeemed" and "canceled," He must also keep a record of all bonds disposed of by him, showing their number, rate of interest, date, and amount of sale, when, where, and to whom payable, aud if exchanged for what, which record iu as The must be kept open for inspection for the publie at all reasonable office hours, and he must make such detailed statements to, and as often as required, by said board, of all his transactions under the provi sions of this chapter, and return to the board evidences of indebtedness redeemed by him canceled, as aforesaid. 3605. The Board must cause to be levied annually upon all taxable property of the county in addition to other au thorized taxes, a sufficient sum to pay tho interest oo all bonds disposed of in pursuance of the provisions of this chap ter and must at least one year before of to is he of of of to on of such bonds become due and in time to provide the means for their payment, cause to be levied a sufficient additional sum to pay Baid bonds as they become due, and all such taxes must be levied, assessed and collected as other county taxes, untill the bonds so issued are fully [laid, including the interest thereof. The faith, credit and all taxable property within the limits of the county, as con tituted at lise time of such issue, are, and must continue pledged, and the prop Tutors of the county must coutinue to ui-bcsh and collect on all the taxable pr. perty within such limit', the necessary taxes to pay said bonds and interest thereon as the same becomes due ; but the seggregated territory must be relieved of such luxation when the county acquirinj such territory pays to the couuty losing tho same, the same proportion of the whole indebtedness of the county as the assessed value of the property in the segregated territory bears to the assessed value of the property in the whole county as constituted before the division thereof. Should the tax for tho payment of in terest on any bonds irsued under the provisions of this chapter at any time not be levied or collected iD time to meet such payments, the interest must be paid out of any moneys in the county general or cuiront expense fund of the county, and the moneys so used for snch payment of interest must be repaid to the fund from which so taken out of the first moneys collected from taxes. 3636.* It shall be the duty of the county treasurer to apply the funds derived from the sale of bonds to the payment cf the indebtedness herein men tioned, und to no other purpose, and it thall be the duty of the county officials to levy, collect and apply the tax herein provided fur the payment of the interest aud redemption of the principal of the boiids in tiic manner specified, and for no other turposo, and any failure to con ply with the conditions of this chapter by the proper officers, or any neglect or refusal to levy and collect any such tax as aforesaid shall be deemed a mis demeanor and any county official guilty of the same must upon conviction be fined in an amount equal to the sum that should have been levied, or for any misappropriation he shall be fined in an amouot equal to the sum so misappropri ated, and imprisoned in the county jail for a term nut less than three months nor more ihan twelve months. 3607. The Treasurers of tho respective counties shall, for the services required of them by the provisions it this act, receive a compensation of i ot less than onc-fouith of one per cent, nor more than one half of one per cent of the amount of bonds issued under the provisions of this act, and the board ot county com missioners shall at the lime of issuing such bonds fix the rate ot compensation and when such bonds are sold Bhail audit aud ullow the account of such treasurer. Approved January 25. 1887. tho ex he aud lor said said take uny of or in must less ac nor re and sold be the is no there When in the so money words must rate sale, aud record Coeur d'Alene City, Feb. 13.—A file broke out iu Fulty Carrol's saloou here yesterday. A man and woman named Haines were in a room upstairs. The man succeeded ic making his escape; but the woman, who was sick, perished iu the flames. An old fisherman known as Uuclo John became so excited over the fire that he dropped dead of heart disease. London, Feb. 14.—Zanzibar advices say that the Sultan has refused to sur render territory claimed by Portugal. The Portugese government has ruptured diplomatic relations with the Sultan and have ordered a number of men of war to Tungi, which place has been threatened with bombardment unless the disputed territory is surrendered to Portugal. Washington, Feb, 14. — Senator Platt, of the committee of territories, hasrcpoited adversely to tho bill chang ing the time of sessiuu of the Washington Territory legislature. A minority report favoring the change was signed by Butler. A straight party vote resulted in the defeat of the bill. Kllessburo, Feb. 11.—A dispatch from the front announces the uaving in of the roof of the east end of the tunnel, No particulars of the accident are obtain able turther than the company have sent for surgeons. It, is believed thst con siderable loss of life has resulted from the accident. the and to, board, provi the be au pay of in chap before Vienna, Feb. 14.—The working force of Stoye rifle factory has been quadrupled. The greatest activity exists iu military citcles and the government is manulacturing great quantities of re peating arms. Cattle are dying on Sinker and Reynolds creeks, which is a bad omen for cattlemen, as next month is the time ot year when mott stock die in this country.— Avalanche. The Teller office job department always prepared to execute any and all kinds of job work of the latest styles and designs irom a visiting card to three sheet poster, consisting of Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill Heads, State men*», Weddiug Stock, Badges, Order of Dances, Invitations, Programmes, Tickets, Membership Cards, Visiting Cards, Business Cards, Circulars, Envel opes, Pamphlets, Labels, Shipping Tags, Posters, Dodgers, Legal Blanks, Book Work, Receipt Books, Checks, Funeral Notices, Mourning Cards, Mourning En velopc. Give us a call and we will con vince you that the Teller Book and Job Office will execute as fine work and sa cheap as can be obtained on Pacific Coast. NINTH HALE.—Oar Ninth Annual Claar anea Suit of Dr; and Fane; Good« and Grata Furnishing Goods will commence on Wudnaa da;> Januar; 5. 1887. and continu (went; eight da;s. Our narinn stoch without reserve will be offered at cost. Wc shall tndeivor make this sals, if possible, more interesting our patrons than were our SIGHT former anna al sales which hare become household words and known to a multitude of people. Earl; orders solicited. OLDS â KING, 180 First street, Foitlaad Ogu of to the M GC punt "WEST-TEST" SEEDS ■WEST-TEST» I GARDEN LEWISTON ook & Ladder Company No. 1. Will be, given in th. mm mmm mm ® [Of Urostein à D nnard'a, Lewiston 1 ]. UESDAY. FEBRUARY 22. 1887. Committees ; in sent con been re and omen time this all styles Letter State Order Tags, Book En con and and Claar Grata Wudnaa (went; reserve anna words Earl; AND ■seeds. LËWISTÔRSEED CO.WnftUft FOURTH MsâÆtEt —ARRANGEMENTS.— J. B.MENOMY. I L. WIBGIN. JOHN J. SEEDS. W. L. BOICE. C. H. PAYNE. I C. 1. ISLAND, R. J. MONROE. B. RICE. -RECEPTION.— 6. C. LELAND. M. SCOTT —FLOOR COMMITTER. .STANNUS. I. C. HATTABAUGH, C.H. PAYNE GENERAL INVITATION GIVEN. urNO SPECTA TOES ALLO WEIT** Tickets (exclusive of supper) (1 50. Doorkeepers I J. B. MENOMY. I C. F. LELAND. A.. H. GORDON, Notary Public and Justice the Pence. ORANGEVILLE - - IDAHO. AH business promptl; attended to. CAUTION TO Dealers and Consumers BEWARE OF IMITATIONS Packed hr Saa Francisco and Chicago Houses to resemble our FAMOUS BRAND OF TFA All Infringements on this Reg istered Trade Mark, or imitation thereof calculated to deceive tke public, will be prosecuted to the feilest extent of the Law- Every genuine paper or this fhvorlte and popular Tea bears the name or MAC0NDARAY & CO 2m SA!V FBAHClSr L. Stannus, -DEALER IN-- Farn, Dairy aid Mill MACHINERY, WAGONS,fBUGGlES, CARRIAGES, BINDING TWINE, BELTING AND OILS. BEST STEEL BARBED VIBE And Machine Supplies of all Kinds. -~oooK030W^~> <> *~ MONEY TO Facilities Ample ; No Reduced rates. LOAN, Delays ; Under Masonic Hall, head of First and Main Streets, LEWISTON, - - - IDAHO. 20 5 Ail Elegant Line of !L O AKS And the celebrated VELOUR FLANNELS, [Also a splendid stock of Dress goods Notions, Clothing, J. Alexander's BOtf Doors! AND tke the the We have just received a large s ment of Doors and Sash» which we offer VERY LOW. Jno. P. Vollmer