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Y ti Î <L A \ •<•• V * ; V••*, r \ ■ ii ti / : k-'/ te>§ \ t\V / /,&.•?■ 1 til V ' S j >;7V ~ . ®lff III v f Bj v' I 3 ' . hi fl I - | fl WW fl T£ftMS IN A D V A 14 ■ Yoiii ni: l», I t fi \\ ï DEVOTED TO TH TO*, EBVl-ESO i G r 3T ! \ ; î t t S T S r NCkTHERM ^•pmri'Oigv, rni t.sn A V D SURR O L' N I «2 A :~i ü ' % iv V THE LEWISTON TEI LER CITY ANO CdUNTY OflICIAL WIR. f*BR8»AT. FwkUsk*4 Et 6i y TliursAar E — »T — A. LELANO t> SON, J an ta h y ut, tfw ilaj; Tins if Sikriftui, it Ciii Riles : !««•«.• C«rr run Tkaw .......................fri •« •• fil* Morris................. 2 00 •• •• Two Moiras ................. ! dû •iaglo W«»bor.................................... 1« prépaya *at ia r II cipos 4rifeftn4eJ. /'lps M ijuitiivf« wkcs tin? •( mbscriptio? IM aspiroë. ALWStLVLA!f1). CHAH. F. LELAH1). (■(«• •« A4reril9lBI Kr4ire4. kv i «!'i fqaire (1 inch \u csIuuémj 1 imertwu fl Kill alëitiontl iiflerdoi....... .......... à0 Tw« Sqiaroa insertion................... 2 00 Km! ilditional insertion................... I OU fbrm figuareê one insertion.................. * Ou ImI lAiitional iiserti«*»................. 1 00 fMr fi^uere« one iaaertij«.................. 3 üO ■anh additional insertion................... 1 i»u Yearly , hilf yearly and quarterly a ivertis auti More than (our square« inserted %y syo 'iai eontraut. Yrofaasional n 1 ArtUam* Cards of one •qnaro or less, per quarter.................. A 00 Votiooa in local column (oioapt voluntary) per lino........ . ............................... 20 Bat non« for leas than.......................... 1 ÜÖ Seoiety advertisement« and rofoiutioni per line each insertiau ....................... iu Local AdverlUiab Koteo* In S'aiu : gaaMoas, Sheriff'ft .Sale* and all other le gtl notices per itch f.rst isaertioa......$1 50 Stell lubaequeut iusurtion ........ .. ... 00 All transient aircrtiseuieuts and notices prepayment dcuiauded, all others jrnya fcl* faarterly. OFFICIAL DlltECTOliY OF IDAHO Congress. Poltgato iu Gavnrnor........ Secretary ....... Attorney General. tfarsbal.............. U. S. Attorney... Treasurer............ Controller ..... Supt. PuWli Ins ruction.....• JUDULS à ChLtlKS ........... F. T. Flplioia j .. . i'j. A. iStevoiisun. .. .Edward J. Curtis j ..... U. Z. Johnson | ..........IS. Baird ........J. ii. Ilawiey ! .......Charles i l i n rod | . . J . II. Wickersham W . Moody I lit District Clsrk S*4 District. ... ¥ ...... Clerk...................... 14 District................ Clsrk..................... Tks Jiidges of tbe tricts ssseuible hi the , Mead... in January John L I.ngan ; F. II. Grierson ....Gase liroiicricU i ..A. !.. Iti. Ii Hayes ........ S. H. llaycs 1st 2nd «ni 3d ois apiiai on ihe second cacti \eir, dml eon stiiit, It's Supreme Court ot Hie lerriiory, tfitk the Judge of tlie 3 I dislrict as l niet Jistice, and A. I.. Richardson as Clerk. Tk» Judicial Districts >, J Hie tines a ad places if holding Courts in each arc desig nated hj .ho Su|irems Court "hen in sea nss sad are liable Vo change each year. LAND OFFICES: Berrejar Register., Ricsirsr. Strauglm (iea............. J ■ C. LSWISTOK BISTRICT. ......................... F. F Patterson IDAHO DISTRICT ..........'j........Harlow lYtlv ............... H- C. Iirau8teite r HAILKY DISTRICT. ...............H. O. Billings ....... .StockaU^er Bt £':y. v »ui* A* I ST KU.'T. _ , ............I'\ W. Beane ..............John M out go mt COEUR d'aLKNE Irl-aTRlOT. S .gister................ K. K »IcFarlaml soeirer..............Judge Haçoard R'JRÏM IlIAV:* COGS' l'V OPnCl.U.S : MEZ ITilCE CO. ItsgitUr K«Cfiv«r P*g ittcr.. ^•ceiver. ftfgUter. Baceivtr. M. Force j I ,r Csuaty Attarscy..... Frshstt Judge........ Sktrir................... Xuditar X Recarder. Treasurer.............. Atssssar.............. Burreyor........... Coroner ........... .School Supt.......... .....A. «iuudkoulj'd.'h ......... \V. M. Rice .........S. J. Langilou .....1 LUiuttahaugh .......... P M. Davis ........... F K. Mi* ........\V. P. Bell j ____\V. A. Simpson ; ..... J, Q. Moxley j G A. Lccper Csuaty Goiamicfioncrs i H. J■ Bumly [j. L. Naylor IDAHO CBDUTV. Caunty Attorney................J- H. Forney t abats Judge........................ G W I asc tariff.........................A. W. Talkington Auditar A Recorder..,.,........ T. J* Rhodes j 'Treasurer...........................John Rower A ............................J h- "icu i Surrey or....................*• ^ r , , \ vr ' I James Witt County Commissioners •, 11, S. Jones j ( Phil Cleary SIIOSUONI COUNTY. County Attorney............—A. Jones j ......(fcnrge Cone ...... I'. F- Hanley ...T. K. McLclland ...John Comtmrilh ..........1 Ik Fun»* ..\Y. \V. Hammel J. C. Hollander f Tho*. Noggle County Commissioners < W. C Hnnnan I P McOowen, KOOTEMAIcor«TV. Coant? Attarucy - Geo A. Manning Probata Judge.. Sheriff................... Auditar 4 Recorder. 'Treasurer............... .yssessor.............. School Supt........ Coraner............. SbarifT.. Recorder....................... Probate Judge............... Treasurer..................... Assessor........................ Behaol Supt................... Caroaar........................ peunty Comtnissioncrs... . Wrn Martin ...Robert S IUgrnw .........Henry M chlor '.........W C Jackson ..........Charles Boar ..........W. A. Hart ....J. 11. Masters»» ! Ji,bn Russell Louis Leo M Jnnse H. T. MADGWICK, OARPENTER AND BUILDER LEWISTON IDAHO, j PHYSICIANS. J LEE KELLY. 1 YL D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON OFFICE: Willi Dr, SI. A. Kelly, Tilt.'.-sou lilijck, MAIN .ST. LKWISTO», IDAHO. Il tl F. S. STIRLING, NI. D • H. W. STAINTON, Physician and Surgeon, LEWISTON, I. T, <!*-•« and Re?idec,»e—Montgomery Rlreet Hcau of Four'll. -tf J. B. MORRIS M. D. Physician and Suigeon. OFFICE—in Halo A Cooper's build'ng. UEo* IDF.NCE-—at T. B. Hilling'/, Leaistun, Idaho. C. W. SHAFT. Tvl. D. I'M y sn !AN AND SURGEON. (.'fee tu north side ol Main street, over First National Rank. 31 tf F. J. BOSTON, .... . ■ ... _ .'■■SAt'I i . m * $ i v < ii Tf V' All dental sorcery perfel uurii'.teed to j^-ive sati.-fa* in led. (»(lice— I'p ntr« • r?* ncrli building, Lewiston, I m! nk ill Fully : ti nr iu«nev LA'.YVy.S J. VV. For. 1 G. W. 1'iPKit, Notary l'uhlie. I Lewiston. Idaho. 1 Moscow, Idaho. POE S- PIPER. AUorneys and ( cun ;eiors at l aw Luwistun and Moscow^ Idaho. Will practice in ali tho courts «f Idaho anc Washington Territories. J. W. Foe will cotilinuo l** rrfide in Lewis ton and attend to all matters of business, iu usual in the lir.e of his j ro.ossi -n. U. W. Piper will be pcrn»ancn*ly located ia Moscow by the 10th day of fiepi. next, whe^o he will engage in the practice of his profession. And the two offices will be conducted in con uection with euch other, by the said ütiu ef Pee & Piper. 41 ft. Fl. J. MONROE ;LÄND ATTORNE' j ; j i ' j j Peal lv tale Agent ami Notary Public. Practices Leiere all hrancho« of Ihe U. 8 Land liepnrtioent. lias had an eïpcrier.oe e over twelve years in the U . c. Land IIOlco at Lewiston . I.lullu Ol'rirE- P street, oppesite Land Ullice, Lewiston, Idaho. J. 31. IIOWE Attorney» t-1 -nw LE\risToy. idaho. L&ND and LOAN AGENCY Fight years register U. fi» land office. Spec* iut attention given to business before that d« pnrtment. Ural estate baugbt and sol 1* Of fice in llale A Cooper's block. 12 B. Pi. MAXWEIX, ATTORNEY, And COUNSELLOR at Law, OrriCB—Third rtrcct, next door North of Lwowoubetg lires. .BAHPKSè IÎA 3 SÎ, attorney, And COUNSELLOR at I.aw, Orne*— Main St. next Raymond Hou«e, Lewi.tou, I. T, ' E O'NEILL attorney-at-law anil NOTARY PUBLIC. I \LL BUSINESS CAREFULLY ! ' ATTENDED TO. I ill prncliro in «11 onurts of Washing ton and l inh" Territories. rjCico st Lewiston ! Main St., opposite llunncil's Hardware Store j A. (lUACKKXBt SH, attorney at-i-aw, AND DlKTItlCl ATTOK.W.V Also Notary Public, Lewiston, Idaho. Ornes. — Main stieet near Brearley s Grist JAS. W. AttciTicy RIAD. at - Law, l.l.WHTON. IDAHO : Will 1 (■;»'■! ' . •: (hr r k c i,j a an»! NV a^bio^'Mo TiniUr . u II Lff'irc (hi- Loral m. i Gturi»; h : «K!;. »ini iu* l»ejj*r(uifnt8 tit '> .» i.,r;_ ' U! |. ii'patchuJ. < t». t on u i »tv* • 'A'"**' tontiou. OFFICE —Main Street, up|><> U* î K L L Ofiea. 31 G rprur; r *t * jC . a i* ». i., 1 Ml • . 4 T • . i D. i>. r>r nn s'.jji, ! la flu. \V. IL. I ilïlln ivn Corner 5iL snd Montgomery r*ts, LEWISTON I. T. f «'S il IS HOT KL I- MW?. Y i- • - . 1 7 g hard finished thr.'Ugatiu., Uf ::;c UODEild t'O..YiiHi\f' r. S For the Comfort c»f Ggc.v.j And is kept as a nR«Td)li.4MX 23 Cl S «S V. GENERAL STAGE OFFICE 'tASKYDURiQCERFffl THES tafgSlgygg^ ;; N , c;HOICK p < it« î UftiL Lu/. i japam 30N , 6 voUdSJpQnTcn, C = Y SiFGFRiED*.OKAFiDENSTliH £ I S ji-- iæv 4 nH*rrsnxœiL?i;ï± - --• 1 * u— •BEST TEA IH THE MAIM 5 ! eL FOR SALE I1V ALL DEALER®, LEWISTON, X T. JACOB EICHENBERGER. BOOT AND SHCE MAKER, GOOD FACTORY MADE ROOTS AND SHOES FOR SALE, (.'heap B'ur Caili. Boots and Shoes made to Or der. Repairiügd-NGatly-rBonü Opposite 'Raymond JJoitse. L E 1176' TON, IDA H O. ^•'WEST-TESr SEEDS - LVK'IIf« WEST-TEST* SEEDS. « !'« 'rwÄa Mi. OO. loro. r;; : W *.Ya^vv i ..Æ'ûi: LlVuISTOH SEED Cöa*»wm!«IÖ Hurkieu'a Arnica Salve. Tea K*«t Salvk in the world for Outs, llrui.es, Sores, fleers. S it Rheum. Fever gores. Titter, Chapped Hind:, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Irruptions, and positively cures tho Riles, or no p»y required. I guaranteed to giro perfect •«lisfaction. in.inev refunded, l'rice 2Ô centa per lox.STw For ,«1« by Df. J- Q.Moiley. !üia-ï«i lURp.fh. irEilUn' . fi i t < «1 i: t .1 J ■ 1. F. 11/ .<'!(> A . IDA u<> MME LE FRANCOIS l*i.-j rirt rri. il*** nil the (h»»(urt teîen icnet FIRST-CLASS E0TEL \îra AtTomaeodîslcoEîN j u ravi'U'r* OREGON RAILWAY & RAVI' CATION CD. Voinmhia Uiver Route. and FU I DA Y : Leave Portland......... Arrivo at Pendleton., Walla W; c *t i'ipa • *J;4U, p. î M U M » A Y S an d F H 11) A v Arrives at hiparia... . Leaves Kiparia....... Arrives at Walla Wall; Leaves Walla Walla Arrives at l'endlitou . Leaves " . Arrives at Portland..., Pullman pnlaee sleeper ind toi \\ a'la W alla, via 1 throi.ch Pendleii'ti in l from principal the I'nilcd Slates, ( TICKETS Elegant Pullman Palace Cars Emigrant Sleeping Cars Run ilirougli on Express Trains OMAHA COUNCIL HLUFFS, and ST HAUL Frc« of Charge atnl Without Change. Close connections at Portland for San Francisco nud Puget Sound peints. For further particulars inquire of cut Agent r»f the Company or A L Maxwell, G. V. & T. A., I'urtlunJ, Urcgcs. A. L MAXWELL, G. P.4 T, A, W. H. HOLCOMB, g i'sNis. manager. SPOKANS IPALOUSB RAIIgltO ^*B>, Stages will leave Lewiston EVERY MORNING At G o'clock, for UNIONTOWN, an I COLTON, Conoeclini! with the S. A D. Railroad for Fullioau, Palouee City, Garfieid, Relinorit and Spnkane; and on Tues day, 'ihursday and Saturday lor Colfax R'■ n RN1NO—Will '.esvo Colfsx on Monday, Wednesduy an.i Friday, and Colton nud l ninutown, daily, on the arrirai of train fr"ln Spokane. Leaves i.cwi.-tou, daily, at f p. lo.. connecting with the train at Colton. Liwirltn 1 1 dice, at Raymond House; Colfax (Jfticc at Dal twin House: Colton otiice at Cotton Hotel. U. II. Df 1 F, t'rop. 3Stf ^alo Xn ŒW Work, cf 6 an Fncisco. ÎÆake, Sold Cheap for Cash. WOMEN, CHILDREN nal MENS WKAtt AU * f w»rk rnanufkirturad to rder. KupainuR ceullj »ad pronijitly done. GEOFIGF GLASS', M jntgomery at., Lewiston, I. T. • i.XT ACTS I ROM THE SPOKAN .LLVILW'B NEW YEAR. t int .î Mr.' liL uyli! tli.il liK Vrl'ili 1 Ml Ii. For many yi'ar: ils.' I'aiitiy un .1 lli lui.uiiuii," ln'Vniul ill (I, usiim'i., Iio litll I rfilii ti m \r 'll!.1 1 the minimi .-Ii ' smiwy rar|>cs I *l'l" , »' , ' i ii*r trav •ii t. tkf mu.: grämt gntcwsT to luiili that time il ku iii). The Mori the .vat.for ms ho, II r.,r.i. >1 tu aii i imo H «'ll i •n Wii.tli ipokane Falls, ili*' only 1 ni .h yjm! r . i n, ;. it » 1 [a iittniuti '11*8 l1 .11.: \rS Of h*' V.l. t jri.iii*». ninl î i.'lt il; ,:l.s Lavi i;irts ni ; 1, , ,v this mtury is—pi j m.od icspcots— ihe Jay nF '•|ii.in"i ling .-tit. •!:t n cl the ( :tily s it!, r. in Iiuv" r " m ly. IFiilr a il, hu\ th" way. Tho »team ii. »in* upent tol"ora|ih, tile|ilioiic and till otlurmotlrii ijijiti tue > tiro us. d in the ttotk of devel oj.iucut aud (jo luiud-iu lntu l with tl niouci r ot to day. Tho city of Spokane Falla is yet in the days of ils youth. Here, hut a briol dorade ago, there was scarce ly more than a sign of huuioii inhabitants. 1' day fifteen thousand souls comprise tlii bright, well-ordered metropolis, Itn-t'iog with life and energy. With utiles (I er.oh d streets, water works, cl. ctric lights, street railways, fire d. partaient, telephone system, free trail delirtry, parks boulevards, aud as handsome busi ness blocks as can be lourd outlie l'aeilie slope. It is oua of the must attractive cities m the Northwest. The chief reason that Spokane Falls is cs sentially metropolitan is, that the people here are mostly from laree cities in tin East and South. The urbane ileutrm predominates. The necessities gr itving out of its rapid development are prompt ly and intelligently met. With nearly twenty churches, a large number of flourishing fraternities, colleges, public and private schools, society here has I ! I ! ! ; passed the formative condition aud is a fixed and well defined as iu any of tin older cities of tho East A decade hence and tve shall have fully fifty thousand inhabitants. A multitude of util! be oligned upon the shores ot out wonderful river, and the hum of a thousand wheels will be attuned to the song of human industry. The iron eroue of gigiulie transportation lines will reach out lioui here iu many ways to all parts of the country, beuntig our gold aud silver, our grain, lumber aud wools, aud Spokane Falls will he kuuwu abroad as tbe greatest iulaui city of the North west. Situated as this city is, midway be tweeu tho heavily populated portion ol' Montana and l'uget Sound, midway between Rritish Columbia aud Oregon— the chief point of interest and imp >rt aueu in Kistern Washington—it is the natural and acknowledged center of trade and transportation. It will soon become I a main point iu other systems besides | that of the Northern Pacifie railway. ! Already tho Union Pacifie is striving to I secure access to this city through ils lease of the Oregon Railway d: Naviga tion Company. This will reach the city from tho south, and the read is coui w| b j pleted to Rockford, a point but twenty- ; four miles distant. This will give our city a second line to Portland, and new 1 Eastern connections. The completion of j the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern rail-. way, oue hundred miles of which is uow ! in operation, will give us a second lin lo Puget Sound. Ruth of the above roads will be completed within the next eighteen months. The Northern Pucific will soon be operating three important j branch lines—the Spokane & Palouse, the Spokauc & Idaho aud tho Rig Rmd line, besides (he main truuk line—Irani this city. The magnitude of the rail road business of Spokane Falls has become generally known, and naturally . . 7 J . ' 1 : invites the attention of other great | companies to this place. The receipts of! the freight department alone for Spokane during the past month was 3200,000. The earnings of the month proceeding was 8100,000. According to tho annual report of tho Northern Pacific Railway • Company, the receipts on the freight lit n atrr tl: ,n a*, any . lit t | !«> f Mint., .j t - Tlii - • fa at i ' set ,oi f im iti I lie all . ni i I ru.-, "lit i:n 1 1 1 a I lines. A n '■"lie el wt'h the Gana ii n has hcin j î j ei. ,1 .ind mil probably be b nit witbiti I lee III it two years. Every line I w in ■ peratioii is paying hand stnS. and î ne can safely predict l fiait within five years. Spokane Falls will be ihe or ti te r ol » system of transportation - Ipi'lior I . any "tier ililaud city on the THE i'lriST BROAD A X X ,1 OH EDO Sai.rm, Or., Dee. ill At il o'clock t his ilteruuon a large crowd gathered at ! Go' stable of the Salem Street Railway I Ci.iiip..:iy to witness the driving of tin ! lir-t spike in the street railway. Some time was consumed iu curving a rail G I'ad from the street to the door of tin ! -table. While this v.as being done ; Fallier L. Patiish, the well-known I i mi l r, who had been t boson as th" ijji. in st deserving to the honor of drivim tlie first spike, proceeded to hew the end of tiie first plunk to he laid on the ruad Tie- tod used in this work was a broad î-;, ut. ut eight inches across the face ,i.d ali. ti! four across the fiit. The ax lias a history, which can best be given iu L atin r Parrish's own Words. When lli ■ rail had been placed iu position. Father Parrish stepp'd I'orw.ud anti is high above bis load. c int - this -id At » liaiui.i'l' it of i't h< t w line» t 1. » hitutk' mad t ■ the s his iii he 1 loiidiuj ihe nt spoke as follows : "Gentlemen : 1 hold io toy hand ihu first Aim licun nr ■ ver brought t, Oregon. The m «.is purchased by tin board of missions of the Methodist church iu N w York in lf.'!3, ami w Sent around the Horn with uther suppli for the Oregon mission. Tl arrived InT' in 1S34, at the same time that Rev. •Ias- hi fj'O, the first superintendent of the mw-icti r. Mched Oregsn, after cross ing the plains. It was used by Jason Lee in doing all the hewing lor the mission buildings along the Willamette It iu the foundation of the mission in 1831 until 1811. Tim mission had by that time procured another ax, and thi ooe was scot to the missionaries who were building tb.ir home at Clatsop. The ''Chinook steamer'' (*ti Indian canoe) on which the ax and other sup plies had been started down the river struck a snag at Ray's Lauding, and the ax, together with other tools aud supplies was sunk. A month latrr the ax was 1 I | ! I fished out of the river, and seut on to the Clatsop mission, where it did ail the j hewing for the buildings there, Iu 1843 I was placed in eLarje of the Clatsop mission, and the ax came into my possession. I have kept it ever since. It was iu my house which was burned last November. 1 was afraid that its temper had been taken out by tbe heat; hut I hud it jjruund for this occasion, a new handle put iu, aud it is as good as ever it was. 1 intend now to inscribe it with its interesting history, and thou deposit it ia ihv museum of the Willamette University. ' TIIK 3R1KK DRIVEN HOME, Father Parrish, at the conclusion of his speech, knelt down, with the remark, "We Methodists are use to doing work on our kuees," and lilting the short handled ax ah ivc his head, brought it down w ith vigorous strokes until the first spike had been driven home. Then three cheers for the Salem street railway and for Father Parrish were given by the crowd with a will, and the track layers proceeded with the work of laying the rails. The work of constructing Ute line will ; probab , y bß oou)plttt . d by tUc tinic tb c k Klslatur0 mec , s . 1 ....... j Several of our exchanges have issued extended New Y'ear editions, which con ! tli jn graphic descriptions of what lias been achieved during the past year in (heir vicinity, and prophesy for the future, basing tbeir prophezei upon tho progress made during the last twelve j months. These prophesies scorn not to i, avc b ,. en written with an overdrawn imaiaginulion but seem quite probable. Tbe Oreyoninn and Spokane Review seem lo be the foremost of tlioac ex changes we have yet received and they " h .'7 a remarkable growth contrasted : with years preceding, and ll their | pc.jjtqinns com« auywhere near fulfill of! meut, the ensuing year will tell of greater achievements than tho most sangurue umoug us can now conceive. It may be that Lewiston will come in for a share of tho growth of 1880, but not if the drones of our population continue to have the control of our destinies. They arc not up to tbe spirit of tbe age. THE flIC BE .D, " At Count: y Unde £oing U pic Sc:t r c meut. F.'t i r.; in Line In c »till* V in |he 1. » in* u»i Hi.; I » n i uMiini ry tl 11 'Uii'hjng vidage D growing up b tlie name of Wilb, r. \ !.ir_ ■ aim tint of the publie Und busines' . f the Sp kune Falls district doling the pj-t > -ar h is related t ■ lauds suit I 'einig Wi.bei ami most of the filing papers »rut to the land office by s tilers hove h . u prepared by E. A. Hesseltinc. Inilhi words, he does I or his ssc'ii 'u nt country a sort of "laud ihre hu«i - In ibis way his infor iii ili 'll * ■ i î piiliiie land- in th it vieiuttv has b.eoui v alu.'hli he was ».iheited t upon lliis stil• j <'t 1 inb r date ol I ) c writes as follows: Eihtiih !i ft no n 1 for thi. Jicvicw. 1 bSS, he Your favor of the 1 '.'ili i ii - r , (.une to band tonight, apef a'ihoiigii l do n t su; î ......this will reabh ymi b. b rr N. « Y ars, 1 hasten to reply In r.gard to tbe lauds of this vicinity ? would s .y that ihe jesi; ibl.i lands tyro being fast settled upon h ; iintuigratlfs from the East. There is a large scope of country, however, lying west and south west "f this place wtibh will afford jin excellent opportunity for the ma^iy searchers leT hollies to secure land. T(lc soil is a fertile loam and lies will, is mostly well waternl, an 1 two railroads are now surveyed through that region. There are about aweti townships of good agricultural laud iu u body. West of the Gt uni C oilee and M -os Coulee— «... i-i.at "«uv'' :s miming fiom a point m the Columbia river ab iut forty five milea below Fort Spokane in a south isterlv direction about fifty miles. live enterprise ou the part of the selliers has made a vast improvement in school facilité'». Sch. ml houses and churches av rapidly increasing in num b. r. sod hOki ly is fast imj r. ving, fill •it jeotionafile feature* naturally cot) sequent upon the formation of a new soiiul world i'i a still newer country heilig gradually eliminated therefrom. The town ol Wilber is growing vetjy rapidly, and premise! in the near future .n b r. me an important trading p< nit 1er llio farin'rs "f Un* Rig Rend. Wood is obtained by hauling trill) thetiiuLr belt six oi aev.'u niii'-s vast, or the Canjutas tight miira north along the river. A recent report from mi n running th" four threshiug machines east of tlie Gruud Coulee shows 80,(KM) bushels (if giain threshed last harvest, that being u srnaii proportion of the amount raised, lya ' large quantities ar > put up for hay. E. A. 1Ies3Bi.ti.ne. FINISHED THE ARGUMENT. They wore always polte to each .th or when they were arguing, and when they contradicted one auothcr very flat it was always with a most elaborately polite preface. They had it the other uighl. "I beg your pardon, dear, but yon really must be mistaken. Ii «as—" "No, my sweet, you're wrong. ït was—" "Now, darling, I know bettet. Didn't l—" "Really, wif#, yau are always of) because I—" "My dear John, you are quite misL taken ; quits mistaken." "Well, since you know all about it, of course I—" "It is you who kuows all about it. 1 merely say—" "You dou't know anything ubout i \ You're all wrong." At this point the voices were gettio": rather high, and the small kid, playin ; with her doll house in Ihe corner, sud denly got up, pulled her little skirts oui and said: "I guess I'll get out of this." And she took three big steps toward the door. Then the father and mother looked at her and ihm at each other] and it was too much for them. Th'] argument was all over .—San Eraneisc/ Chronicle. WALLA WALLA'S WEALTH. . Wall*. Walla, W. T., Deo. 31.— The Assessment valuation of the county, on a basis of forty per cent, of the real value, amounts to $r,OdU,000. Tie true value of the property ta 06#llv $18,000,000. The rate ol taxation is thirteen mills, deriving a revenu ci uearly $100,000, more than sufiivieitt l > pay all expense*. Warrants are at far. aud arc readily acccpud os legal (code). The population of the county is abott' 9,000, and the per capita valuation i $2,000, a belter showing than that',, any other county in Washington Terr tory. The county bas 2,200 taxpayn -, au average valuation to each ot $8,0JJ Wo have 105 bttsiu«a* firms who p tuxes on over $10,000 each, the *v«T' valuation of business firms being t ' ' 0DQ.