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VOLUME 15.
L6WISTON. IDAHO. F6BRUARY 26. 1591.
NUMBER 22.
Doings litte Vont!
OBSERVATIONS AND OEUS
NEWS INTERMINGLED.
OF
Promiscuously Secured
Nor Our Readers.—Read Every Local
or You May Miss the One
Intended for You.
Nez Perce Addition.
—W. 8. Buck, Real Estate Agent,
—Geo. H. Lake, Jeweler, Lewiston.
—Belting and lace leather at Bun
nell's.
—Black board slating; all you want
at Bunnell's.
Jno. Burke, of Spokane Falls, is in
the city this week.
—For the latest style Photos call at
Fleming's Gallery.
—Go to Bunnell's for glass, putty,
paints and fixtures.
Have you seen the new suitings at
Philip! & Pokorny's.
—Notice. —Wood wanted on sub
scription at this office.
—E. O'Neill has money to loan on
best terms and at lowest rates.
Frank Boise's child has been serious
ly ill during the past few days.
—Choice business lots, residence lots
and good ranches for sale. W. 8.
Buck.
L. B. Boise has recovered sufficiently
to be about on the streets again this
week.
—Get Stanley's greatest book, "In
Darkest Africa," of C. A. Thatcher,
agent.
—Bunnell can furnish anything in
the hardware line at prices that defy
competion.
—At the O. R. N. Exchange you can
get "Moore" Whiskey. We mean
Jesse Moore.
—Dent & Butler are agents for the
famous Judd Electric Belt. Complete
line in stock.
J. Alexander returned hist Thursday
from a short business trip into the
Palouse country.
Judge Poe has returned from atten
dance upon the sitting of the District
court at Moscow.
—Jesse Moore Whiskey, of 188", for
Mile at the O. R. & N. Exchange. Call
In and sample it.
—For complete Abstracts of Title, go
to K. P. Mudge, Hale & Cooper block,
south side Main street.
—Remember that the dental parlors
of Dr. F. J. Boston are now located one
door west of the postoffice.
J. A. Miller, for breach of peace, was
lodged in jail last Saturday night, but
was released on §100 bonds.
Jno. P. Vollmer is in Washington,
D. C., and will soon visit New York,
Boston and the eastern business centers.
Mr. G. L. Thompson, niauager of the
Staver &, Walker house, at Pomeroy,
was In town the fore part of the week.
Lucius McGuire and Miss Kate Rath
bun returned Monday from a short
pleasant visit with friends at Palouse
City.
W. B. Palmer left last week for
La Grande, his future home and place
of business. He will return In a few
days for his family.
Captain Beck writes to inform the
members of the Lewiston militia com
pany that he will be here March 2nd
to muster in the company.
George Meister, a former Lewis
tonlan, but now a prominent business
man of Beattie, was in Lewiston a few
days on business.
—Wanted: —By experienced dress
maker, work by the day or week. Can
ftirnish machine. Address, Mrs. 8. H.
Kinsey, lock box 140, Lewiston.
—You need a new cook stove. One
of those new Charter Oak ranges at
Bunnell's is about the figure. Neat,
complete and exceedingly cheap. Call
and examine.
W. A. Monroe, of the Spokane
Chronicle, is in the city this week in
the Interest of that paper. He called
at our office and we found him to be a
very pleasant gentleman, who will
make friends and patrons for his
journal.
— C. C. Bunnell has dn hand a frill
and assorted stock of all kinds of garden
seed. The seeds are all northern grown
eapecially adapted to the soil and di
®*te, and all the product of last year's
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® ro A carefully selected stock °f
*wy variety. Every seed a good one.
y-atia nd examine. It will pay to choose
•vom selected stock.
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two doors west of Moxley's drug store,
R. 8. Wilmarth will have a public sale
of Parlor and Kitchen furniture.
Tile steamer Faxon, which has been
for several days ready, below at Whites,
to continue operations on the river but
was delayed because the engineers had
not arrived from Portland, came in
yesterday. The stage of water is ex
cellent now, and it is likely tb it the |
wheat now stored here by the Northern
Pacific Elevator Company will be ;
taken down on the boats as soon as the
season opens.
Miss Martha Korter, who has been
visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. J. Bonhore,
at this place, for several months, re
ceived the sad intelligence Monday
that her oldest brother, Oliver O. Kor-1
ter, had died with typhoid-pneumonia, |
Sunday, nt his home in Port Townsend !
and that he would be buried on Tues
day. But on account of receiving the j
message so late, it was impossible for ,
her to reach home In time for the bur- !
nil. She will leave, however, in a few
days for her home.
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—The Oregonian lias 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 li msehold.
8end for premium list to the Oregonian
Publishing Co., Portland, Oregon.
One of tliemost pleasant social events
of the past week was the card party
given last Thursday evening by Mrs.
8. H. Reed. An enjoyable evening
wus spent at progressive euchre. The
prizes for honors fell to the handsof Dr.
J. Lee Kelly and Mrs. Anna Kroutin
ger. The booby prize for ladies was
given Mrs. Amy Kettenbach, but for
the gentlemen three worthies had to
contest, viz: Fred Kroutinger, Kay L.
Thompson and C. A. Foresman. The
latter won in a spirited contest and was
pronounced the "boobiest booby" of
the trio. After the award an elegant
lunch was served.
Proposals for Building Materials.
U. 8. Indian School Ser\ ce.
Fort Lapwai Indian School, Idaho.
Feb'Y, 26th, 1891.
Sealed proposals endorsed "Proposals
for building materials" and addressed
to the undersigned at Lewiston, Idaho,
will be received at this school until
one o'clock of 19th day of March, 1891,
for furnishing and delivering at this
school a variety of building materials
including ubout 45,000 feet of rustic,
flooring, and finishing lumber, 40,000
feet of rough lumber, 31 windows,
flooring, and finishing lumber, 40,000
feet of rough lumber, 31 windows,
glazed, 11 doors, 40,000 shingles, lime,
etc., a complete list and description of
which may be obtained by application
to the undersigned. Bidders must
state the proposed price of each article
to be offered for delivery under u con
tract.
CERTIFIED CHECKS.
Each bid must he accompanied by a
ce: tilled eheek or draft upon some
United States Depository, made pay
able to the order of undersigned, for at
least five per cent, of the amount of
the proposal, which check or draft
will be forfeited to the United States In
case any bidder or bidders receiving an
award shall fuil to promptly execute a
contract with good and sufficient sure
ties, otherwise to he returned to the
bidder.
Edward McCon ville,
Superintendent.
Notice Stockholders.
Lewiston Magnesia Stone company,
Lewiston, Idaho. Notice is hereby
given that at a meeting of the directors
held on Feb'y 4th, an assessment of five
mills (.095) per share was levied upon
the capital stock of the corporation,
payable March 15, 1891, to Geo. W.
Morrison, at Lewiston, Idaho. Any
stock upon which this assessment re
mains unpaid on the 15th day of March
will be delinquent and advertised for
sale at public auction, and unless pay
ment is made before, will be sold on
March 16th, to pay the delinquent as
sessment, together witli costs of adver
tising and expenses of sale.
Geo. W. Morrison, Sec.
Lewiston, Idaho.
Lewiiton 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,
freight or express. I am indeed very
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
1 i bute free to my customers that buy one
j dollar's worth" of seeds, either by mail
! or otherwise.
Lewiston Seed Co.,
I B. Scofield, Agent.
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Lat i* t *ailroa_d News-Amcna- the
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE AT BOISE
DURING THE PAST WEEK.
Last Thursday's Race.
Churches—Lewiston's Young
Star—Other Things.
The legislature have been working
with a busy click all the past week.
Many measures have been passed,
many others side-tracked and it now
seems likely that the session will close
with many important questions undo
cided. Many measures of vital inter
est to the State and citizens will not be
reached this session. The question of
special or regular sesdon has not been
decided yet, but even if the Supreme
Court should declare it a special session
nili/th ilitnlvi il... ... ___
much doubt remains among the mem
bers whether or not a quorum can be
maintained. Many of the members
have business interests which will suf
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fer from their prolonged absence ami I
they can ill afford to remain in Boise
City much longer, pay or no pay.
An extra session would create a large
indebtedness which would add to the
discomfort of the already heavily bur
dened taxpayers and it is looked upon
with disfavor.
The Bingham county division bill
was defeated after a heated ami pro
longed struggle. The bill providing for
a division of Ada county after several
days, "stormed at by shot and shell,"
passed the house on Friday by a vote
of 18 to 13. Much speculation is rife as
to what we can expec t from the vote
on tliis measure in the senate. The
supposition now prevailing is that it
will pass that body by a vote of 11 to 9
when it comes to final vote, and that is
looked for in Monday's proceedings.
The Australian ballot bill was safely
passed to the evident disgust and dis
quiet of the Mormon faction in lobby at
capital. They had been jubilant over
tlie hope t liât nfter the passage of this
bill by the senate tlie session would
end before the house could consider tlie
measure. Much to their chagrin, how
ever, tlie bill was immediately taken
up and passed the house by a handsome
majority. By this bill lusting disfran
chisement to all members of tlie Mor
mon church is enacted.
Senator Wing's joint resolution pro
posing an amendment to tlie constitu
tion, separating the office of Probate
Judge and Superintendent of Public
Instruction, now made one by tlie con
stitution, passed tlie house on Saturday.
stitution, passed tlie house on Saturday.
Each office shall, under the provisions
of this bill, receive only such
condensation as may be provided by
law, provided that tlie probate judge
shall not receive a compensation in ex
cess of two thousand dollars for any
year, nor tlie superintendent of public
instruction in excess of twelve hun
dred dollars for any one year.
Sperry introduced a resolution to tlie
effect that the name of tlie location of
the Agricultural College Lie left blank
in the bill until all other provisions of
the act shall lie settled and that then
each member as the roll is called should
name the town he desired the eollege
located in and the place receiving the
highest vete to be inserted in tlie hill.
This proposal was certainly one of fair
ness and one that would give eacli con
testing point n chance to show its
strength, but when tlie resolution came
to vote the next day the proposal was
defeated by a vote of 19 to 14. Tho "rule
or ruin" policy of tlie southern mem
bers will doubtless kill the bill and de
prive the State of the government ap
propriations for the next two years.
Lewiston has still a better showing
than any single one of her competitors
but they combined and blocked all leg
islation on the question.
Hone Racing.
Lewiston's delightful winter climate
is widely and justly celebrated. It is
the proad boast of her citizens and the
wonder of all strangers. Elsewhere
the snow is deep and drifting, railroads
are blockaded and traffic delayed.
Here the weather is warm and mild.
The snow lies half way down the hill
on the Clearwater side, but then gives
up to the warmer atmosphere. The
ground has been white hut once or
twice during the seas in and the light
fall of snow soon disap{ieared. The
ground has been for the most of the
time dry and even dusty. Tills loca
tion has attracted the attention of
horsemen and a fine training track has
been fitted up near the city. Here
horses have been in training all the
winter. Rivalry naturally sprang u]
among the drivers and owners, am
p
a
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Lewiston sports and lovers of fast
horses were given the novel experience
of witnessing a horserace in midwinter.
Of the many horses now in training on
the Lewiston track, a match was made
between Vindex, owned by Geo. Mor
rison, and Dexter, owned by Dr.
Morris. More Jtlian a hundred people
gathered at the track on Thursday
afternoon last to witness the race. The
track was a trille heavy owing to the
late heavy rainfall, but when we con
sider that the hills about are covered
by snow, and that the weather else
where all about is at zero temperature,
there is no cause for complaint.
Promptly at 2:30 p. ui. the horses ap
peared on the track, with Billy Barrs
and Johnny Clark handling the rib
bons. Dr. M. A. Kelly, Ezra Baird
and Jno. Sears, acting as judges, soon
got the animals otl' for the first heat.
This was won easily by Dexter as Vin
dex was unsteady and lost ground by
bad breaks. The time was 8:14. In
the Kl ,. oml , ieut however V index
W urmed to llis work an(l woll halulil y,
time ;i:08 . The third i ieu t was a repi
titioll tlle SWMld V index wllllli
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easily in 3116, and taking the race and
the §100 purse. There iH some talk of a
second mutch, but in the opinion of
speedy animal and continued training
would only make him the
winner.
surer
Railroad News.
nearly ail present Vindex is the more
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Cheering news is at hand this week to
tlie effect that tlie directors of the
Northern Pacific company will imme
diately resume work on all tlie exten
sions and complete the work us soon us
possible. This is good news for Lewis
ton and good for Camas l'rairie and
Asotin. Chief Engineer Huson in a
recent interview at Spokane, said that
the Lewiston branch would Lie com
pleted at once and that arrangements
are being made to extend tlie line from
Lewiston to Camas Prairie. The route
is already located und the branch will
tap one of tlie finest grazing and agri
cultural sections of Idaho. Tlie con
tract for building the brunch will un
doubtedly be let this spring. No ob
jective point has been decided upon.
A line also will lie extended from this
city into Asotin county. Lewiston will
Im? tlie center of extended and active
work of railroad construction during
the coming year. Orders are expected
any day now to begin work on tlie res
ervation. The decision of tlie directors
to push the work is a signal for the re
moval of the obstructions now in the
way of its completion. The road will
l»e in early in tlie season. The bridge
over the Clearwater at Lapwai forms
the larger part of the work to be com
pleted but tlie timbers are being pre
pared and a large force would soon
complete tlie work.
Among the Churches.
Rev. Samuel Wood, late of Spokane
Fulls, bus been called to tlie charge of
tlie Presbyterian church at tills place,
much to the gratification of the mem
bers of that body and tlie satisfaction
of the church-going public. His dis
course of Sunday evening last on the
"Prodigal Hon" was marked with
originality, clearness and force. Next
Sunday evening tlie sermon will be
upon the subject "Paul and the
Athenians at Mar's Hill," contrasting
Christianity and Pagan Philosopy.
At the Methodist church- a full and
overflowing house gathered to hear the
concert given by the Sunday school
An excellent programme was rendered
to tlie satisfaction of all present.
Leuten services have been, and will
be, held regularly during the season at
the Church of Nativity each Wednes
day aud Friday night.
Our Young Star.
Our talented young amateur actor, I.
G. Mitchell, lias this week received
very flattering offer to join a troupe of
actors now being organized at Walla
Walla, under the management of Kin
zie and Rasmus, experienced and pro
fessional actors. They propose a star
ring trip through the Sound and Inland
country and are anxious to secure the
services of the best amateurs. The se
lection of Mr. Mitchell is certainly very
complimentary to our local star and the
offer will doubtless end In his being
chosen to fill some prominent role in
the company. No one would work
with greater zeal in the company. He
will use both talent aud ambition to
secure success.
IaiuIs Dubois, who figured here lately
in a ease of trespass, has again been
arrested on the same charge. He at
tempted this time to drive C. P. Coburn
and son from their range on the Salmon
River with force of arms. They had
him arrested and lodged in jail at this
place, but when the case came to trial
. he had a change of venue made to
j Latah county.
FROM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, TO
LEWISTON, IDAHO.
The Beautiful Scenery.
Lewiston Excells All Other Points
Along the Entire Route as to
C limate and Location.
Lewiston, Feb. 22, 1890.
Ed. Teller. —After licing in the
great Empire of the Northwest two
months, I have concluded to give your
readers some points of interest tome
since I left West Tennessee. Memphis,
Tenu., was the final starting point, and
a growing city it is, too. St. Louis,
Mo., was the next stop and fourteen
hours there gave us an opportunity to
visit some of the many places of inter
t. Electric street ears took us to tlie
beautiful Tower Grove Park, where
rt has assisted nature in making these
grounds attractive. Sliukcs|K'urc's
statute stands majestically in one of
hose broad, graveled roads, and upon
tin? pedestal stone were the pictures
ami mimes of "Qtieen Katharine,"
'Lady Macbeth," "Hamlet" and "Fal
staff'." In front of this stands the
statute of Alexander Von Humboldt,
the world's traveler. Tlie musical
grounds are decorated by tlie statuary
if six noted musicians, placed in a liaif
•ircle, viz: Beethoven, Mozart, \Vag
icr, Rosini, Gournod and Verdi. The
ek-bruted "Shaw's Garden" was not
as lovely as during tlie General Con
ference last May, and yet it is a delight
ful place any season of tlie year, espec
ially to those wlio love to study botany
The Suspension Bridge is a wonderful
structure.
We to took a reelining-ohair coach
which run through to Pueblo, Col.,
via the Missouri Pacific system, and
tlie next stop was Kansas City, Mo.
This is a busy place and bends around
the Missouri river like a horseshoe.
Plie plains were interesting nt first but
I soon wished for hills and valleys.
At Holsington, Kansas, we changed
our watches, by turning back one hour,
from Central to Mountain time.
Prairie dogs were seen near Gluey, Col.,
and tlie Arkansas river near Nepesta,
and the "Adobe" houses near Meridetli.
Pike's Peak was seen, towering 14,147
feet above tlie sea level, before we ar
ived ut Pueblo. It is one of the liigh
■st peaks in tlie Rocky Mountain
range and is called "Colorado's Land
mark.'" Before tlie white man gave
Colorado its name, tlie Red Man used
it as a land-mark und now it inis lic
orne tlie goal of those in search of the
grand and beautiful in nature. Pueblo,
Col., is called "Tlie Pittsburg of tlie
West" and this name comes tlie neur
st to expressing tlie salient character
istics of the city. Bro. P. L. Stanton,
P. E. of the 1 leaver district, Denver
Conference, entertained us there.
Here we took tlie Denver & Rio
Grande R. R., known as tue "Scenic
Grande R. R., known as tue "Scenic
line of the World," and followed up
the Arkansas river for nearly 100 miles.
Back from tlie river rise high buttes of
sandstone, worn into fantastic shapes
by tlie action of the elements. Banded
with a great variety of colors aud dot
ted here und there by groups of pines,
makes tlie scenery interesting to tlie
traveler. Tlie Egyptian water wheels,
as used by the ancient [M?ople for irri
gation, were suspended in the current
of tlie Arkansas. Tills route liasses
through Grand Canyon, tlie narrowest
|M>rtlon of which is known as Royal
Gorge. Tlie conductor stopped hem
to give the passengers a view of these
granite cliffs, tlie highest of which is
1,627 feet, and tlie suspension bridge
hanging between the smiMith walls.
Tlie river, sombre and swift, breaks tlie
awful stillness by its roar. These
scenes caused this "Old Virginla-Ten
nessean" to exclaim with the poet:
'The half bus never been told." We
spent Sunday in Salida, Col., and wor
shipped witli tlie brethren of the M. E.
Church, where my P. E., Rev. Reg li.
Swift, preaches a soul-stirring sermon.
In the afternoon, Brother Swift and
wife, Frank Darr and myself, climbed
one of those mountains overlooking the
beautiful little city of 4000, and there
we viewed the surrounding hills and
peaks, of which were*"Yale," "Har
vard" and "Princeton," known as the
University Peaks. We passed Lead
ville at night and could not see that
wonderful mining town, together with
the magnificent scenery through that
portion of the Rockies, sucii as "Twin
Lakes," "Tenessee Pass" and "Mount
of the Holy Cross." Utah would have
been monotonous if it were not for the
snow-crowned mountains and the
presence of the multiform and vari
colored rock cliffs. "Castle Gate" is
six miles from Price and is similar in
many respects to the gateway in the
"Garden of the Gods." Gen. Albert
Sidney Johnson marched his army
through "Castle Gate" and down
Price river canyon oil his return from
Utah. At Soldiers' Summit we were
on the highest railroad point on the
Wasatch range. From this point we
descended into the Utah valley. It
has an Arcadian beauty and resembles
the description of the vales of Scotland.
Mount Neho, which is the highest and
grandest of the Utah Peaks, rises
majestically over all surroundings.
We thought of Moses as he stood upon
Mt. Nebo and viewed the "Promised
Land." This valley furnishes another
very striking scene of the "Holy
Land" in the Utah Lake, with Jordon
river flowing to the Great Sait Lake,
just as ita namesake ruus from the
Lake of Gennesaret to the Dead Sea.
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Brigham Young, in making Ids pro
phecy 43 yours ago of the "New City
ol Zion," doubtless oxiieoted to found
a "New Jerusalem" instead of Salt
Luke City, the future home of tho
Latter Day Saints. But he built so
near the "Jordon" that it has become
a "Jericho" to the Mormon powers, as
the Gentiles control the municipal
government now. We visited Temple
Square, whore tlie Mormon Temple,
Taliornaole and Assembly Hall are lo
cated. They are all buildings of rare
structure. Hie Temple is polished
tone, even to tlie stairway ami six
owers. They expect to tie 40 years
completing it, as t lie corner stoneS'were
laid in 185.!, April tith. The building
is 180x99 feet and lot) feet high above
the basement. Over two millions has
boon expended and all voluntary con
tributions. This is not designed for
public worship, but for tlie administra
tion of ordinances, rites and cere
monies, such as baptism, ordinutions,
sealings, prayer meetings, of the orders
of tlie Priesthood. The Tabernacle is
the largest building of tlie kind in
America, seating 8,Otto persons com*
fort ably. It is 250x150 feet and 80 feet
•dgb outside. It looks like the Hull of
a large steamboat turned bottom up
wards. It's inside finish is oval with
out any center supports, and presents a
marvelous piece of workmanship. The
decorations, which have been banging
for 15 yenrs, still look green and add
greatly to the acoustic projierties of the
auditorium. The "Bee-hiveand Lion"
houses are still there, hut since the
lentil of Brigham Young tlie wives
md children have been scattered.
Amelia Palace" lias been Uikeu by
tlie government from tlie favorite wife
of tlie dead president of, tlie Mormons.
We waited four hours at PiKMitello.
for the main line train, which had
nine couches and wus crowded witli
passengers. "Cyclone Bill" took us
through Southern Idaho at a rapid
ate. "American Falls" was passed
while eating breakfast in the dining
'»eh. This was my first view of
Snake river. It is running the right
way there, Hut I can't get used to the
ivers running north. That is just as
are raised. Good time was made,
via Pendli ton, Ogn., to Spokane Fails,
Wash. There 1 preach for the first
time in the East Columbia Conference,
Since tluMi I Iuive preached at Palouse
City, PI ne City and Staley, Wash., and
Leland, Upper Tammany and Lewis
ton, Idaho. These travels of 347 miles,
and preaching 61 sermons, has given
me an opportunity to get acquainted
with the customs of the people, and
pass through tlie famous Palouse
country and climb the Hills to the Big
Potlatch country. I urn delighted
with tho people and the country, too.
But of all tiie pluces none excell
Lewiston in climute or scenery. I
have crossed the Clearwater river at
Up|H'r, Central and Lower current fers
ries, and in every direction the views
are different from any scenes of the East
or South. Coming from Uniontown,
Wash., the nearest R. R. station at
present, 10 miles from Lewiston, a pan
oramic view brings tlie Clearwater and
Snake river valleys before us, with tlie
oldest town in North Idaho in the
fork. Far off to the south tlie Blue
mountains look smoky and hazy to the
vision, and nearer by, to the southeast,
is the Craig mountains. As oue ap-.
proaches the valley, the grade gets
easier and the temperature perceptibly
higher until he readies the Clearwater
and crosses on a ferry, established in
1862 for tlie miners who find developed
this section, and finds himself in a
Southern climate, only 680 feet above
the level of the sea. The streets are
planted with shade trees, mostly pop
lar, though some firs, which makes
them umbrageous and picturesque.
The houses are built after the old style
mostly, and yet tlie surroundings add
greatly to the looks of these pioneer
buildings, some of which are log and
roofed with iiand-made shakes. There
are, however, several large brick blocks
and a good many elegant residences of
modern syie. Tlie fire limits will com
pel others to build durable houses in
the future. The business part of the
city is on a level tract extending from
Snake river, on tlie west, around the
point of the hill and up the Clearwater
river. Tills neck of land is narrow,
varying from one hundred yards to a
quarter of a mile in width, but several
miles in length. The residences are
mostly oil the Clearwater side and yet
the
some are built on Snake river and în
tenqiersed witli the business. The
educational facilities are good at pres
ent and tlie citizens are using ail just
means to get the State Agricultural
College located here. We think a eol
lege or classical training school would
do well here. Christianity is not doing
what we would like to see, although
sectarianism is s»?en on every hand.
The Methodists, Presbyterians, Epis
copats, Uni versahst» and Roman Cath
olics ail have churches. This place
has a bright future. The Northern
Pacific has its R. R. graded through
town and several other surveys have
been made. The Union Pacific system
runs a steamboat up Snake river from
Rlparia, Wash. This place is sur
rounded by a good fanning country,
such as the Palouse country, the Big
Counlry, Tammany Hollow,' In Idaho,
and tlie Asotin country, in Washing
ton. This being the county seat of
Nez Perce county, and one of the
largest counties in North Idaho, it will
draw trade from all the above sections.
Tlie exact population is not at hand,
but there are about 1,500 people.
There are three banks, viz: Vint
National, the Lewiston National and
Bank of I^wiston. Nearly all
branches of business are represented
that you would expect in a five grow
ing town of this size. The I. O.O. F.
and Masonic orders are doing good
work here, also the I. O. O. T. naa re
cently organized and hopes to help
put down tfie liquor traffic. Apply
to W. S. Ruck, Real Estate Agent,
who will take pleasure In givt
formation in reference to town
farms. Howsov B. '

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