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NUMBER 19. •
Tellings of The Week.
Gypsy's Warning.
Nes Perce Addition.
—W. 8. Buck, Beal Estate Agent.
—Geo. H. Lake, Jeweler, Lewiston.
—Belting and lace leather at Bun
—Black board slating; all you want
•t Bunnell's.
—For the latest style Photos call at
. ,
Fleming's Gallery.
—Go to Bunnell's for glass, putty, | his
paints and fixtures. i
Have you seen the new suitings at Bee
Phllipi A Pokorny's.
—Notice. —Wood wanted on
acriptlon at this office.
J. Alexander made a flying business I an
trip to Oakesdale this week.
Mr. L. B. Boice is quite ill and has
been bedfast for several days.
—E. O'Neill has money to loan on
beet terms and at lowest rates.
Louis Grostein 1 b making improve
ments on his property on Idaho street.
—Choice business lots, residence lots
and good ranches for sale. W. 8.
—Get Stanley's greatest book, "In
Darkest Africa," of C. A. Thatcher,
J. 8. Bell, traveling collecting agent
for Mitchell A Lewis, is in the city for
a short stay.
—Bunnell can furnish anything in
the hardware line at prices that defy
—At the O. It. N. Exchange you can
get "Moore" Whiskey. We mean
Jesse Moore.
—Dent A Butler are agents for the
famous Judd Electric Belt. Complete
line in stock.
—Jesse Moore Whiskey, of 1882, for
aale at the O. R. A N. Exchange. Call
la and sample it
Ireland's joy and pride, T. 8. Leslie
and Bob Josephs, can be counted on
Feb. 13th, at night.
—For complete Abstracts of Title, go
to R. P. Mudge, Hale A Cooper block,
south side Main street.
—Remember that the dental parlors
of Dr. F. J. Boston are now located one
door west of the postofflee.
Miss Ruth Grostein entertained a
company of her friends at a birthday
party on Saturday evening last.
Jüst a little cold snap. Our first touch
of winter. It seems likely now that
there will be a chance for an ice harvest.
Remember that Lydon Bros, can fur
nish the neatest and most complete out
fits in all lines of livery and carriage
J. W. Poe is in Moscow this week at
tending the flrat session of court in this
district under the regime of the State
L. M. Guy was in his glory last ev
ening at Madison Square Theatre, in
Gypsy's Warning.— N. Y. World, Jan
uary 30.
* John P. Vollmer left Saturday last
for a six weeks trip in the East. He
will visit Indianapolis where his fam
ily are spending the winter.
—You need a new cook stove. One
of those new Charter Oak ranges at
Bunnell's is about the figure. Neat,
oomplete and exceedingly cheap. Call
and examine.
City Marshall Chas. F. Leland has
lately moved the cells of the old jail to
a point near the justices office and will
make a temporary lodging place there
for city criminals.
Placer minlug for gold in this coun
try is not so extensive now as in the
past, but there will be no end to Placer
Gold at G. A. B hall, on Feb'y 13th.
Don't fail to procure at least 75c worth
—the price of one seat
The Lewiston Dancing Club will
give It's farewell dance on Friday
night. Invitations are now out for the
oeeaslon and every effort will be made
to close the winter's festive season in a
neat and elegant manner.
—These cold, frosty mornings suggest
winter. The prudent man will be fore
warned and prepare for the time of
need. Stoves will soon be in demand.
Remember that Bunnell can supply
any design or quality of pipe oi natures.
Private advices from Senator McCon
nell this week assure us that Senate
Bill No. 4802, lately introduced by him
will surely pass the senate within a few
days and that it will beyond doubt
peas the house. He enclosed a letter
from the Supervising Architect, speak
ing of the favorable light with which
the hill waa regarded. This bill pro
vides for the acquisition of a site and
the emotion of a public building at Lew
iston for the accommodation of the
poet office and other government offi
ces at a cost not to exceed 1100,000.
No matter whether you are Irish or !
not, you should not fail to attend "Gyp-!
sy's Warning or Placer Gold," at Gros- !
tein A Binnard hall, ot. Friday evening
Feb'y 13, and see T. 8. Leslie and Bob
Josephs, the only two original Irish
commedians now in the west. They'll
surely be on deck with their blarney.
It. P. Mudge, late county auditor,
has opened this week a real estate and
Abstraet office In the rooms in the Hale
A Cooper building. Mr. Mudge has the
only set of Abstracts in the county and
. , ____,_________, . . ,________. . .
his experience and training render him
highly competent for his new vocation.
Bee his advertisement in another col
In another column we publish an an
nouncement that Mrs. Eaves will open
an Art Class. Having studied for a
number of years in the best Eastern
Schools under W. M. Chase and Ken
yon Cox, the two leading American
Artists, Mrs. Eaves is certainly well
qualified to teach, and her class will be
quite an addition to Lewiston's educa
tional facilities.
Mr. L. M. Guy, the people's favorite
in heavy drama is billed to appear on
Feb'y 13, at G. A B. hall, most ably
assisted by Miss R. C. Kathleen, togeth
er with a full caste of artists, the best
that could possibly be secured in this
country. In his line of the profession
Mr. Guy has no superior and will hold
the audience spell-bound, while Miss
Kathleen needs no introduction and is
always prompt.
—The Oregonian has the largest cir
culation of any Daily, Sunday or
Weekly paper west of the Rocky
Mountain, and in order to further in
crease its circulation, they have selected
with great care, a large list of valuable
books and other useful articles, and are
offering them as premiums to each new
subscriber, to any of its several issues
for yearly subscriptions. The Orego
nian should be in every household.
Send for premium list to the Oregonian
Publishing Co., Portland, Oregon.
Men who advertise and need a new
idea now and then, or who have not
always the time or inclination to pre
pare their advertisements, will find a
valuable assistant in the navel book of
"Ideas for Advertisers" just published
by D. T. Mallett, New Haven, Conn.,
and sent on receipt of $1.00, post-paid.
He also publishes a tasty pamphlet
called "When," (price 25c.) a treasury
of good advice to business men. De
scriptive circulars of both these new
books «in be obtaiued upon request to
the publisher.
Letter From Home After Many Years.
Orin Morrell, a well known and re
spected citizen of Lewiston, received
this week a letter from his sister whom
he had not seen or heard from for thir
ty-three years, nor had he heard from
any of his relatives in that time. 8ome
chance of fate caused him to write to
the postmaster at the point at which
his sister lives and a curious coincidence
brought him a reply. Mr. Morrell had
lost all trace of his immediate family
and believed them to be dead. The
letter was a happy surprise and con
veyed much news, bringing both sor
row and grief in Its message. Mr. Mor
rell's father and mother, he learns, are
both dead—died of ripe old age, but a
few years since, aged respectively 79
and 77 years. By a curious coincidence
they died within two days of each
other and the lives that for years dwelt
together so peacefully, in death were
not divided. Mr. Morrill came here in
1866 and has worked at various employ
ment, being at one time mail contractor
between here and Mt. Idaho. He has
always shown himself capable and hon
est and enjoys the fullest confidence of
his employers. He bus been for years
and now is, in the employ of the firm
of Grostein A Blnnard of this city.
The Knights Ball
Much interest centered in the
Knights of Pythias ball of Friday ev
ening last, and the success of that affair
met fully the expectations of the most
sanguine. At nine o'clock the hall wus
full of guests and the orchestra opened
with a most excellent selection. It was
a most beautiful sight. The hall was
artistically decorated with bunting
shields and designs emblematic of the
order. Over the stage in front appeared
the greeting, "A Chivalric Welcome
Extended to All," white at the rear
another with an emblazoned shield
gave the words "Friendship, Benevo
lence and Truth. Triangles decorated
with swords were on the sides and ev
erywhere bunting of Knight's colors
decorated the scene. The guests vied
each other in doing honor to the occa
sion. New and elegant costumes ap
peared on every hand. The mingling
and blending of colors, the bright, hap
py and animated frees ot the guests as
they flitted to and fro o'er the floor made
! up a scene of beauty not easily described
nor easily forgotten. The musie was
! at it's l>est, the condition of the atinos
not 8to E ,™ e « ue * te
groups and the music divide
phere was propitious, and the musi
cians too caught tlic spirit of the occa
sion and excelled themselves. The
erowd increased in numbers as the ev
ening progressed till more than seventy
couples were in the hall. The Knights
ball could then claim the honor of ic
ing a very crush affair. Supper time
came but the music and dancing did
served in
groups and the music divided up and
kept the ball rolling. The supper was
in keeping with the occasion and did
high honor to the ladies of the Guild.
As the night advanced to the wee sma'
hours the crush was lessened but it was
nearly 4 a.m., when the last guests
tread the measures of Home Sweet
Oood Prospects for an Open River.
It is certainly most cheering to learn
that after so much ugitatlon on the
question some 'actual and permanent
work will lie done toward opening the
rivers. Colonel I. N. Muncy, of Pasco,
In a recent interview in the Spokane
Review, says that a large force is now
being employed at that point on the
construction of new boats for clearing
the Columbia and Snake rivers of ob
structions to navigation.
Three boats are being built. They
will tie 40x90 feet, and each will have a
cabin 16x40 feet. It is expected that
they will be launched in March.
The appropriation for the Columbia
riyer is $70,000, and for Snake river
$20,000. Captain Smith, who had the
former contract for clearing the obstruc
tions from Snake river, has the con
tract for both rivers under the last ap
propriation .
The working of clearing the obstruc
tions will begin as soon as the boats
are completed. The first W'ork on
Snake river will be done four miles
above Pasco. The next obstruction
in Snake river is Fish-hook rapids,
sixteen miles above Pasco. Boats
now ascend Snake river with little
difficulty during high water, but
during low water are forced to line
over the rapids.
In the Columbia the obstructions
are Priest's, Rock island and Cab
inet rapids. Steamers have heretofore
ascended all these rapids, but with
great difficulty.
To Captain W. P.. Gray, of Pasco,
belongs the honor of having taken
a steamer further up the Columbia
from Pasco than any other pilot.
With the above obstructions
moved, the Columbia will be navi
gable as far up as the mouth of the
Little Spokane, where there arc some
troublesome rupids, which have never
been crossed except by a steamer under
command of Captain Gray.
Above the mouth of the Little Spo
kaue the Columbia is uuviguble to
Kettle Falls, and a new steamer is
now being built to ply on that route.
The Dent & Butler Prize.
The first contest for the Dent A
Butler mathematical prize occurred at
the Upper Tammany school house,
Friday, Jan. 30. In spite of the fact
that it has been so well advertised
only four contestants appeared on the
scene, and those the representatives of
but two schools of the county. Miss
Clark and Milton Herbert represented
Upper Tammany and Messrs. Itobinett
and Benton represented the Lewiston
school. After the contest a committee
of judges passed on the work, making
accuracy, neatness and process the
points on which to grade, and the
prize fell to Miss Clark. This is only
the beginning, however, as next
month and each succeeding month of
the year will see a uew contest for the
medal. The next contest will be at
the Lewiston school building, Friday
evening, Feb. 27. Every school of the
county should make it a point to send
at least one candidate for honors. Be
low we give the five problems on
which the contest was made, and next
week the answers will appear. Try
your skill and see what your chances
would have been :
(1.) What is the difference between
the bank discount and the true dis
count of a note of $350 payable in 60
days at 10 per cent?
(2.) A granary is 12 ft. wide, 20 ft.
long and 10 ft. high, inside measure
How many bushels of wheat will '
(3.) If cloth shrinks 2 per cent In
length and 6 per cent in width, what
is the per cent of shrinkage?
(4.) If an inch rope will hold a ton
how much will an inch and a hal '
rope of the same material hold?
(5.) Lewiston, Idaho, Jan. 1,1888
One year after date for, value received,
I promise to pay John Doe or order
the sum of Five Hundred Dollars,
with interest at 8 per cent. Payments
on the note: June 10, 1888, received
$150; Jan. 1, 1889. received $175; March
8, 1889. received $75. What fr due
November 1,1888?
Lewiston in the Lead on the Agricul
tural College Question.
The college question has been the
central point of attraction in watching
legislative action at Boise this
week. On Thursday last the Sperry
bill was considered in the committee of
the whole and rejsirtod for passage by
a vote of 19 to 16. The Lewiston dele
gation were jubilant over the result.
But one amendment was made to the
original bill and that is to change the
donation of land from 40 acres to 350.
This amendment was adopted on Fri
day. The bill was made unfinished
business and came up on Saturday but
was again referred to a committee of
the whole, and is likely now to be de
layed for a week. This is hardly to lie
interpreted as any hostile move toward
the bill but tim.- is granted to allow
other sections a full and fair representa
tion in the matter. Lewiston has shown
her strength und cun rest assured that
the Hill will pass the House. Below
e give the action in detail together
ith other important happenings of
the week.
The committee of conference repor
ted the joint committee had readied an
agreement on the penitentiary bill.
Senate bill 44, requiring state officers
absenting themselves from the state
er thirty days to obtain permission
from the governor, was passed.
Frederickson introduced House bill
83, an act to amend the status, so that
no stallion over the age of 18 months
can be allowed to run at large, unless
he be valued at $250 or more.
Price introduced House bill 84, an act
to amend section 5,226 of the statutes,
regarding the right of eminent domain.
As the "general order" was reached,
the House went into the committee of
the whole for the consideration of
House bill 55, repealing the tax on
mortgages, and when the committee
arose it recommended that the bill pass
with the amendments—that is, exempt
ing mortgages and credits and taxing
At the afternoon session the large
crowd in the lobbies was a sure indica
tion that something important was ex
pected, although the consideration of
the Agricultural College bill was to be
merely in the committee of the whole,
and not final.
A special order set for 2 o'clock was
the bill for creating a Commission of
Technical Instruction and to establish
State Agricultural College and school
of sciences at Lewiston, the House
going into the committee of the whole
with Mills in the chair. It was to be
ucted upon section by section, and
when the first section was read, Sperry
delivered an address, setting forth the
claims of Lewiston. He explained the
location of that place, the climate in
winter and summer, and spoke about
irrigation in glowing terms. He said
no other county in the State raises as
much grain as Nez Perce. He stated
he was represent! ng the wishes of Idaho
Nez Perce and Latah counties in this
matter and used as an argument in
favor of his claim that the taxes of the
north amounted to $250,000, while in
return they receive $2500, the balance
going to the south.
The committee on counties and coun
ty boundaries reported favorably on the
bill to create Canyon county out of Ada,
A petition of 700 voters out of 800
are in favor of the division.
It is apparent the bills introduced by
Senator Wood to create the counties of
Alta and Lincoln, and to provide for
the adjustment and apportionment of
the debt of Alturas county will meet
with strong support in both branches
of the legislature. The present deplor
able condition of financial matters in
Alturas county Is attributed to hasty
legislation two years ago, and the feel
ing is general that it is the duty of the
present legislature to pass measures of
speedy relief, that Alturas will not be
forced to repudiate relief objection,
and thus destroy the credit of every
county in the state.
On Saturday the Militai bill passed
the Senate. This provides for the or
ganization of a militia and exempts all
those who enlist from poll tax and jury
duty. The bill asks for an appropria
tion of $5000 for the malntalnance of
the militia. House bill 47 which pro
vides for the extension of the wagon
road from Mt. Idaho to Little Salmon
Meadows was passeu.
The Governor announced on Friday
that he had appointed for regents of
the State University: George L. Shoup,
Salmon City; Willis Sweet, M. J.
Shields, H. B. Blake, Moscow; R. Z.
Johnson, Nathan Falk, Boise; J. W.
Held, Lewiston; J. H. Forney, Mt.
Idaho; John A. Finch, Wallace. Term
to be for two years from Feb. 2, 1891.
Fourteen Artists in full costume to
appear in Gypsy's Wamign. Secure
your seats at Dent à Butler's.
Beautiful White Building Stone
Near Lewiston to be Placed
on the Market.
G. W. Morrison, secretary of the
Lewiston Magnesia Stone Company, is
in the city. The company was recently
incorporated with a capital of $100,000,
divided into 1,000 shares of the par
value of $100 each. The officers are
I). M. White, president; J. B. Morris,
treasurer, and G. W. Morrison,
Mr. Morrison brought with him to
this city 18,000 shares, all of which he
sold to Spokane parties, and tele
graphed to Lewiston for more. John
Keenan, the well known stone con
tractor, bought 12,000 shares, and will
develop the quarry for the company
and put the stone on the market.
The quarry is situated on Asotin
creek, in Asotin county, Washington,
fifteen miles from Lewiston. The sup
ply of the rock is apparently inexhaus
The existence of this remarkable
stone was discovered many years ago,
but its true value was not known
until recently. The stone has been
used for various purposes for years, and
large piece is now on exhibition in
this city, which was recently taken
lrom a firepluce where it had with
stood the test of fire for twenty-seven
years without injury.
Repeated tests have been made in
this city which show that the stone is
fire proof and capable of withstanding
a pressure greater than brick. It is
almost pure white, light in weight,
and when taken from the quarry is so
soft that it can be sawed or cut with
the greatest ease. It can be dressed
and placed in a wall more cheaply
than any other building stone yet dis
covered in this section.
Mr. Morrison suid to a Review re
porter: "A railroad is to be built from
Lewiston to the quarry. The right of
way has been secured and a subsidy of
$14,000 lias been raised. Work will be
commenced on the road early in the
spring, and when the Lewiston branch
is completed you will see the magnesia
stone come roiling into the Spokane
Falls market und entering into the
construction of magnificent buildings."
Stockholders and citizens interested
here in tills new enterprise for Lewis
ton were most pleased to read the
above glowing account in Friday's
Issue of the Spokane Review. Mr
Morrison arrived home on Sunday last
and confirmed the account, adding
that the totul sale of stock, as a result of
his trip, was 21,000 shares. John
Keenun and A. McGuire, of Spokane,
took 16,000 shares, while Taylor A
Lauder, of Moscow, purchased the re
mainder. It Is certainly most flatter
ing that men of such practical and ex
tended experience in stone and
builder's materials will, and do, take
such lively interest in the development
of the new quarry. Mr. Morrison says
that lie could have easily disjxised of
half the corporation stock had be so
desired, but with the exception of a
few thousands, partially contracted for
by home parties, no other shares of the
stock are now on the market. The
sudden and lively demand for stock
has made holders here eager to keep
what they have. At a meeting of the
stockholders, called Tuesday afternoon
last, an assessment of five mills was
levied to secure a fund for opening and
developing the quarry. Mr. Keenan,
of Spokane, will commence operations
at the mine as soon now as the weather
will permit. He is a man of wide and
practical experience in the' working
and handling of stone, and is at pres
ent one of the largest contractors and
builders in Spokane. The new stone
will find ready Bale on the market.
Several large contracts that Mr. Keenan
now has In Spokane will be completed
with this material. In this city the
new Kettenbach bank building, to be
erected this summer, will be put up in
magnesia stone. The new corporation
starts out with every assurance of de
veloping and extended and lucrative
Lewiston Seed Company.
Located in East Lewiston one-half
mile east of court house where I am
prepared to furnish Seeds of all kinds,
either at Seed house or by mail. I am
thankful for past favors and hope to
secure a liberal patronage in the future.
I have also a few hundred small fancy
seed boxes on hand that I will distri
bute free to my customers that buy one
dollar's worth of seeds, either by mail
or otherwise.
Lewiston Seed Co.,
B. Scofield, Agent.
Behool Notes.
The good skating has been the cause
of several cases of tardiness this week
and somebody played "hookey."
There were 15 eases of tardiness this
week—4 in High School, 4 in the Gram
mar, 8 In the Intermediate and 4 in
mail U *** *a*a
the Primary.
The following pupils are on the
Honor Roll this wee
Will Kittsmiller. Clarence Roblnett
Olive McGregor.
Ada Hatcher.
Maggie Barton.
Cora Meador.
Laura Hatcher.
Lizzie Cook.
I va Wordon.
Mattie Barton
Laura Benson.
Grace Smith.
Will Benton.
Edna Baird.
Ivy Haines.
Emma Gregory.
Maude Wlldenthaler,
Rover's Correspondence.
Niagaua Falls, Ontario, Jan. 14,
1891.—I have found it impossible up
to this time to keep my promise to sup
ply you witli a description of my
eastern trip, with observations upon
the same. Leaving Spokane at the
unseasonable hour of 1 a. m., one does
not realize lie is being Whirled out of
the country until next morning finds
him on the great Flathead Indian
reservation. We found the Indians
here, some trapped-Up in gaudiest
paint, blanket and feathers, others in
the more modern habiliments of west
ern life, the overalls, ready to greet us
at every wayside station. Father De
La Mont informs us that they—though
strictly forbidden to indulge in that
favorite and, just now, dangerous
pastime, ghost dancing, now agitating
the noble (?) red man—may be found
small companies practicing the for
bidden dance. In fact some get in
such good fighting trim that they had,
only a few days previous, killed one of
their own number in the excitement.
We advised Father Do La Mont to ad
ocate the continuance of this style of
ghost dance, believing it to be the most
pleasant and satisfactory manner of
settling not only our much mooted
Indian question but the Indian also.
Nothing of note occurred enroute,
save that we notice the absence of snow,
the general mildness of the winter and
the rapid growth of towns and cities
along the line of ruilroud. At St.
Paul wo were set wondering where all
the people could be going, as train after
train load full and overflowing left the
station. We finally concluded they
hud just heard of Lewiston and were
making a grand rush for that city of
destiny. We felt like telegraphing the
tioard of trade or mine host Timberiake
but on second thought concluded to
wait developments.
The run to Chicago was made over
the rough road bed of the Wisconsin
Central and we narrowly escaped an
accident, os one of the trucks was
broken and the coach dragged over the
ties for some distance. The coach had
to be removed, causing considerable
delay, but as your correspondent was
sound asleep in the Pullman, he es
caped the distress and horrors of the
accident, which was not discussed till
breakfast next morning. We prefer
all our accidents served that way.
We were entertained two days in Chi
cago as only Chicagoans can entertain,
meeting among others E. H. Golfings
of blcentric pump fame. We were
permitted to examine the many models
that his ingenuous aud inventive
brain has developed. We found the
Hon. I. N. Perry, Vice President of the
Continental Bank, ever ready to dis
cuss Lewiston, and he predicts a grand
future for it. He thinks favorably of
establishing a building and loan as
sociation at Lewiston, and will do so
doubtless If properly encouraged. Ouf
energetic banker, W. F. Rettenbach,
has interested him greatly in the
scheme and he is quite taken with the
Chicago Intends to show the outside
world that she can and wifi take care
of them during the World's Fair.
Large and commodious buildings are
being planned and erected at this early
day. It is intended that no one »hall
leave Chicago feeling that that city
had not done honor to the nation in
making the display.
A few days later we find ourselves In
London, Ontario. We undertake to
describe the Great Northwest, but find
in many Instances we have to point
out Idaho. In others they have heard
of us, and I am candid when I say that
believe I could have started fifty
men for Idaho in a day's time. Can It
be wondered at when train dispatchers,
station agents and operators here are
getting only $30 and $35 per month aa
wages and then boarding themselves,
and other branches of labor paid in
The Canadians just now are trying
to solve the question, "What shall we
do with our eggs and barley?" "We
must and will have reciprocity" is the
cry. They claim that their egg trade
alone is Injured by the McKinley Mil
to the extent of $500,000, and that the
loss on their barley will probably reach
$1,800,000 per annum.
Cheap telephoning is one of the lux
uries of living here. Charges for a con
versation over the diatanoe of from 100
to 150 miles does not exoeed twenty
five cents. We indulged ourselves on
account of the cheapness, meeting
friends in Buffalo, Toronto, London
and Niagara Falls over the wire. We
leave this point for New York today
and hope to send news later on.
Ait dus.
Mrs. E. W. Eaves will take a
number of scholars In Music,
lug and Decorative paintli
formation as to terms and
as to lessons on Plano and
on Mrs. Eaves at her residence
days or Fridays.
For In-

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