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The X-Ewiston Teller.
* BLESSeD+BE+TH©+7«RN+WHO+PBYETH+THE+PHINTeR. SZOLUME 15. L6WISTON. IDHHO, MARCH 5. 1S91. NUMBER 23. Hoiis Of the M! OBSERVATIONS AND OEMS HEWS INTERMINGLED. OF Promiscuously Secured For Our Readers.-Read Every Local Al* VOT1 WOW Mima tka Ana or You May Miss the One Intended for You Nez Perce Addition. —W. 8. Buck, Beal Estate Agent. —Geo. H. Lake, Jeweler, Lewiston. —Belting and lace leather at Bun nell's. —Black board slating; all you want at Bunnell's. —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! A Pokorny's. —Notice. —Wood wanted on sub scription at this office. —E. O'Neill has money to loan on best terms and at low'est rates. The lee crop is light this year, but, such as it is, it is being harvested. Mr. and Mrs. Knaggs have returned from their pleasure trip to Portland. —Choice business lots, residence lots and good ranches for sale. W. S. Buck. —Get Stanley's greatest book, "In Darkest Africa," of C. A. Thatcher, agent. Chas. Woods, sheriff of Idaho county, was in town last week on business. —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. —Jesse Moore Whiskey, of 1882, for sale at the O. R. A N. Exchange. Call in and sample it. —For complete Abstracts of Title, go to R. P. Mudge, Hale & Cooper block, south side Main street. Magnesia Stone stock is worth fifty cents on the dollar with a brisk demand and but few wishing to sell. —Remember that the dental parlors of Dr. F. J. Boston are now located one door west of the postoffice. —Wanted: —By experienced dress maker, work by the day or week. Can ( fornlsh machine. Address, Mrs. 8. H. Kinsey, lock box 140, Lewiston. The Court House yard has a new gate. Now let the city council con demn a few of the rickety fences along Main street and we will die happy. Last week was quarterly examina tion at the public schools. A full report of which, together with standing of pu plis and classes, will appear in next Week's issue. • —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. —Brand new press drill, in perfect working order, for sale very cheap, or will exchange for a couple of good sad dle or pack animals. Apply to I. N. Maxwell, Lewiston. Our thanks are due Hon. Willis Sweet for a copy of a late Report of Commissioner of Indian affairs and to Hon. W. J. McConnell for a copy of his forcible speech on the Union Pacific railroad bill. Many of our business firms are busy putting up Ice this week. The crop is light, a scant six Inches, but of fair quality. The cold snap will not hold much longer. A Chinook is looked for now at any day. Have you paid your subscription for the Teller? The year closed March 1st. Bettle with the cashier and receive one of those fine lithographed receipts with the autograph of the editor. Come early and avoid the rush. R. 8. Wtlmarth and son, and Jas. 8mith, left on Monday's boat for the 8ound country where they think of locating. It seemed probable, when they left, that Gray's Harbor would be the objective point, but further inves tigation may cause them to choose some other place. As soon as a new location is decided on, they will re move their families and household •Aatsthithsr. There is a craze among the Lewiston dudes at present to wear a smooth upper lip, and many a flowing mus tache that cost its possessor much time and trouble to rear, has been sac rificed. The prevalent question now all around is "Where did you get that face?" Captain Beck writes from Orangeville that he has l*een delayed from coming to organize Company I, as heannouced last week, but that he will be down in a few days, probably the last of the _ ^ week, to effect the organization. All the boys are eager and want to get to work drilling. Rev. Samuel Woods will deliver a lecture Tuesday night at* the Pres hvteriim u „i,defining Wonderland." All who have heard D, Woods are pleased with his efforts and the lecture will beyond doubt lie fine and instructive; one that you can not afford to miss. The finest beef of the season killed by J. Clindining on Fridav last. of I was The animal netted 1950 lbs and was In ' ' '""'u su|ierior condition, having been stall ■ fed all Customers choice cut of this beef are loud praise of the tender, juicy meat. winte by P Barton of this citv lers who were L iuckvto uèt a r nni ,.f i.^.r i...... I —C, C. Bunnell has on hand a full ; and assorted stock of all kindsof garden 1 seed. Tlie seeds are all northern grown espeeially adapted to the soil and cli mate, and all the product of last year's growth. A carefully selected stock of every variety. Every seed a good one. Call and examine. It will pay to choose from selected stock. Rev. J. D. McConkey informed us this week that the Bohemian memorial glass for the Episcopal church, of this place, which was shipped direct from Munich, Switzerland, arrived in New York about two wçeks ago free of duty, and will get here in a week or two. The church will now, in all probability, be completed in time for Easter services. Will Kettenbach, Jr., entertained a small company of his friends at his home Thursday evening last. Where, with cards, music and dancing, a most delightful evening was spent. An ele gant and appetizing lunch was served late in the evening. Those present w'ere Misses Ada Hatcher, Lillian Or cott, Laura Hatcher, Grace Smith, Gertie and May Kettenbuch and Edna Baird, and Messrs. Charles Brearley, Walter Bunnell, Ralph Benton and Ralph Baughman. The Faxon arrived on Sunday with her first load of freight from Riparia, having a heavy load of merchandise to the rejoicing of many. The Faxon will make three trips each week instead of two as formerly. The schedule at pres ent is to leave Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday's at 6 a. m., sharp, and ar rive Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur days at 4 p. m. The boat will be kept busy now removing the wheat stored here by the Northern Puciftc Elevator Company, and that done, later in the season the extra trips will be needed to market the fruit and vegetables raised at this point and along the river. The new schedule is a good improvement and will be welcomed by every one. With this issue the Teller begins the second year under the present management. We sincerely thank our patrons for past favors and solicit for the future. The Teller has a good name and a growing subscription list. Sample copies and extra copies have been sent far and wide to advertise the town. But Lewiston needs more ad vertising. With the best prospects and natural advantages it is doing the least to push its interests, lo work toward this end, the Teller promises to do its share. Will you do yours? Help to push the town and you push your own interests as well. Mossbackism is fast growing out of date. 8hake off the remnants and join the procession. "Vim, vigor and victory" is the motto for energetic citizens to rally under. Rev. Reg. B. Swift, P. E. of the Spo kane district of the East Columbia Conference, M. E. Church South, held the first quarterly conference on Lew iston circuit with Upper Tammany society, Feb. 21st and 22nd, 1891. He preached three able gospel sermons and dispatched the business to the delight and edification of that new organiza tion. This conference will be memor able in history as being the first one ever convened, by the M. E. Church South, between Clearwater and Sal mon rivers, a distance of about 75 miles. Upper Tammany will also go down in the history of Methodism as the charter organization of this section of Idaho. It was organized by Rev Howson B. Terry, Feb. 8th, 1891, with eleven members, after a protracted meeting of eight days. Two weeks growth has Increased the membership to 17, and projected plans for the erec tion of a house of worship near Isaac Mounce'a north gate in Tammany HolloV. Rev. Howson B. Terry will preach for them regularly every first and third Sundays. j I j THE LAW-MAKERS STILL CON TINUE THEIR WORK. I Saturday's Proceedings Supreme Court Decision.-Tammany ' - ___ _ * Hollow Invincible.—Lew iston Water Works. 1 " j In the «enate Saturday Finche's bill j the duties of the governor pas8e ' l - The senate has kept the calen- j J" l'lie house bill regulating the practice of dental surgery was indefinitely post poned. The state wagon road bill was under discussion and amended. Mc pherson introduced senate bill No. 88, detln \*% the 8,,uthett8t «»mer and the east line of Lemhi county. Delamar ; ■ - - i,ltro ' U,c ^ 1 *»«"« bil1 No. 86, reducing r ° f interest 0,1 8tate warrants I from 10 to 7 l K ' r r'" t ' ShoUp intr ° duced senate bill No. 87, providing for the payment of expenses of llvering insane persons to the asylum, - ------ ««— — ---- The committee on State affairs re fused to recommend any action in me morializing Congress in relation to rail road lands as requested to do by the Montana Legislature. The same committee reported in favor of appropriating $2-50 to defray the expenses of a commission to attend the commercial convention to lie held in Denver on the 19th day of May next. Senator Shoup introduced a concur rent resolution that the Legislature - ad journ sine die on March 6th, which was adopted. Mr. Weiler introduced Senate bill No 83, relating to compensation of the directors of the insane asylum, which was read a first time and referred to the committee on State affairs. A bill to change the name of Alta county to Alturas and of Lincoln to Logan, and providing the seals and records and proceedings shull be in the respective names of Alturas and Logan wus read a first time. Mr. Shoup moved the bill be laid on the table until it was ascertained whether the bill creating counties of Lincoln and Alta had become a law. Carried. Mr. Finch introduced Senate bill 84, an act to prohibit the sale of intoxicat ing liquors within one and a half miles of any railroad in course of construc tion. Read first and second time and ordered engrossed. The committee on State affairs re ported against the incorporation of Pocatello as a special act. Senate bill No. 28, the railroad bill, was taken up and the House amend ments concurred in. In the house Saturday the school bill was ci lisidered in committee of the whole and recommended that it pass. Tlie Ada county division bill, as amended in the senate, came before the house. The lobbies were crowded to hear the discussion. Ballentine made cutting remarks and referred to the combine by which the bill was carried through. Exceptions were taken to him on which division was made. Steunenberg and others re plied. The bill passed in substance as it came from the senate. The people will now have a chance to vote on it. Two years hence the Alturas county bill will become a law without the sig nature of the governor. The senate passed a resolution to ad journ next Friday, March 6. The house took no action. After the house had resumed its sion the question came up as the proper disposal of the bill creating Canyon county. Mr. Ballentine wanted it re committed on account of the amend ments. Steunenberg was opposed but finally said he was willing that the amendments should be printed. Mr. Ballentine still Insisted on recommit ment. He said the passage of the bill was induced by a lobby who took ad vantage of existing circumstances and traded. They were of a class who would trade grandfather, wife, mother or children. He could, and might yet, disclose some matter in relation to the manner in which the bill succeeded. Mr. Price, in commenting upon the manner in which the division Mil wai gotten through, questioned its legality. He talked of the absurdity of incorpor ating a constitutional provision in the rules, and then by a vote suspending Constitution and all. Th. 1 Senate hav ing done so did notât all add to Its legality. The amendments made by the Senate were ordered to be printed. Lewiston Water Works. The last shipment of material for the Lewiston Water and Light company came in this week. This was the pump for t,ie engine house und the hydrants for tlie clty- A11 t,le material is now here and on the ground. Every prepa ration is being made to push the work as soon as spring opens. It is now es timated that the whole work can be completed and the plant put in work in * op€m,i ' m in th '»' »month after tlin tvitrlr luovî itu Tl.l,, t.. »4 .. t 1 . the work begins. This is certainly en couraging. With a plentiful water sup ply the terrors of the dust will be allayed and life be made more tolerable during the summer. The supply of hydrants though seems hardly suffi cient for 'Je city use. A matter of false heavy expenditure later to remedy the evil. Supreme Court Decieion. In the Supreme Court on yesterday morning, Chief Justice Sullivan handed down the decision which was assented |uu*ii lucucusiim wmiu was assenteu to by Mr. Justice Morgan in the agreed cases of J. L. Goodnight versus the State Auditor. It held that the Con stitution recognized three kinds of ses de-jsions of the Legislature, viz: regular, extra and the first session, and it was . ..... therefore held that the present session was unlimited as to duration, and that members were entitled to pay at the rate of five dollars a day as long as the Legislature might continue in session. Mr. Justice Huston dissented. He agreed that the session was unlimited as to time, but held that the Constitu tion debarred memliers from receiving salary in excess of three hundred dol lars. A peremptory writ of mandate was issued, directing the State Auditor to pay tlieumount named.—Statesman. Tammany Wins Again. The second monthly contest for the Dent A Butler prize cup took place in the High school room in the Lewiston school building on Friday evening of last week. Six contestants entered but after the first half hour only two remained, Milton Herbert, of Tam many school, and Clarance Robinett, of Lewiston. Five questions were fur nished by Supt. S. G. Isaman and these were placed one at a time on the board for the contestants, who were allowed but a half hour for each. At the end of that time all solutions were hunded in to the judges for examin ation and grade. The judges acting on this occasion were Supt. S. G. Isaman, J. G. Thomas and W. 8. Buck. To secure the utmost fairness no names were placed on the manuscripts, but the contestants were designated by numbers. The grades were made on accuracy and method only, no credit being given for neatness and arrange ment. In two hours and fifteen min utes the whole contest was completed and the decision of the judges given Milton Herbert received 96 points; Clarence Robinett, 88. Mr. Herbert thus becomes the winder of the cup and will hold it for a month, when it will agaiu be contested for. At the close of the school year all winners of the prize cup will contest for a perma nent holding of the trophy. The con test has already become spirited and is awakening a decided interest both in and outside the schools. It is to be re gretted, however, that so for only two schools are in the work. There should be a representation from every school. Teachers, what are you doing? Parents and patrons are requested to stir up the teachers and pupils from the other schools and make the contest lively. Below we give the questions, which, though not very practical, serve as a fair test of mathematical ability: 1. A man wishes to build a water tank to hold 600 gallons, and wants to build it 8 feet long, 3 feet 6 inches wide, inside measure. How high should he built it? 2. A lump of gold weighs 8 lb. 4 oz., on a grocer's scales. What is its value if gold is worth $10.50 an ounce? 8. By what length of rope must a horse be staked to graze on one acre, and no more? 4. If a boat travels against the cur rent of a river at the rate of 8 miles per hour and with the current at the rate of20 miles per hour, how for will it travel in still water, and what is the rate of the current per hour? 5. If a 2-inch ball of metal weighs 4 lbs., what will an 84neh ball of the same material weigh? For Bals. Residence on Miller street, in the the center of city, opposite court bouse, consisting of six rooms with summer kitchen and cellar, with well of water and water ditch at hand. Land con sists of all of Lot 4 on Flat and j of lot 18 of acres on bench, in all about 14 acres. Will besold in desirable parts or as whole. Terms made known at premises J. A. Miller. AsMyaMer! C0RRESP0N DENT OF THE CHRON ICLE VISITS LEWISTON. Pleased With Our Clime Beyond Expression.—An Interview With Our Business Hen, and County Officials. Those who are in search of a mild climate may surely find it at Lewiston. For one to leave Spokane, burled in snow, and in less than six hours to find such a favored spot as this would seem Impossible; yet while the surrounding country is under snow, from ten to sixteen inches in depth, Lewiston is enjoying mild spring weather. This little city, which is situated at thj con fluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers, and at a distance from Spokane of about 115 miles, certainly bears marked evidences of its stability and prosperity, and while its business seems to be undergoing the usuul inactivity incident to this period of tlie year, yet U) the query "How's business?" the merchant's cheery answer is "Very good ; better thun at tills time last year," carried conviction of its truth at once to the questioner. All, however, are hopeful that the railroad will soon be fully completed to this place, and all are confident that great benefit will result to all. The uppeurance and make-up of the stores and business houses compare very favorably with her larger and more pretentious sister cities and tlie new water works which she is putting in at a cost of $100,000 are a great credit to lier and redound greatly to the cred it ol those who are Its promoters. The fully graded public schools of the city under the superintendency of Professor C. A. Foresman are in good condition with 160 pupils in daily at tendance and four teachers. A very large reference library is owned by the school. Judge S. G. Isaman, superintendent of public instruction of Nez Perce county, reports the schools throughout his district in good working order. Also that the average wages paid to teachers is about seventy dollars. In addition to being superintendent of public instruction, Mr. Isaman is probate Judge and he reports the num ber of cases both civil and criminal at eighteen. When it is known that the population of Lewiston is about 1,400, this is a good statement for the town and people. the most encouraging character. The Saint Aloysius academy, conducted by the sisters, is also in a very flourishing way. It numbers thirty boarding and thirty-eight resi dent students and five teachers. In connection they have a day-school for boys under 12 years of age. This school was established in 1888. Information from the farmers is of They inform me that the fruit prospects were never better and if nothing happens to injure the fruit from this on, that there would be an abundance. Mr. Evans, whose ranch is about six miles below the city, says that while his orchard is quite young, yet every tree that is old enough will bear heavily. It is quite a novel sight while drag ging through snow sixteen inches deep you could look down on the valley in every direction and see men plowing. A young man remarked that the peo ple were coming the game of "Barnum plowing with an elephant" on us, but they were indeed plowing for grain. The outward movement of grain in this vicinity has been small. The ware houses are foil and the farmers are waiting to sell, but the number of acres sown to grain this year is equal, if not greater than that of last year. Mr. H. Barnett, the genial and oblig ing county auditor, reports business in his office and is led to believe by tbe character of the transfers that come to his office for record that the people of Lewiston will have a prosperous sum' mer and autumn. Mr. Barnett feels thankfol that while tbe people of neigh boring counties have been slicing off territory from Nes Perce county to add to their own yet they have been unable to divide the climate. Lewiston still retains that. Mr. W. F. Kettenbach, president of the Lewiston National bank, will build a three-story stone building this coming summer. Tbe bank will be located in the building. The building is to be constructed from the newly discovered magnesia rock. Mr. Ketten bach bas leased abont twenty acres of ground that adjoins the city to patries for a term of flaw yean at $7,500 or « $1,500 per year, for the lands, or seven ty-five dollars rental per acre. The parties who have rented the land in tend to garden by irrigation. A few years ago this land could have been bought for the annual rent, but irriga tion has increased its value. The young people are quite success ful at amuteur theatricals. The rendi tion of "Gypsy's Warning or Placer Gold" was very favorably received. Mr. Leslie Thompson and Len Mitchell took the leading gentlemen's part and were highly successful. Miss Kate Rath bun was considered the star of the company and her acting possessed a marked degree of excellence. A company of State militia will be organized in a few days of something over sixty young men. It is the pur pose of the boys to make the company the best in the State. The Presbyterian church has a new minister, Rev. Samuel Wood, late of Spokane, who is pleasing the people very well and the members of that body are gratified at his acquisition. Everyone you meet impresses you with the fact that the new railroad will be a great help to Lewiston. The citi zens hope to be able to get the agricul tural school and they think they are entitled to by reason of their advanta ges.—S|M>kane Chronicle. Proposals for Building Materials. U. 8. Indian School Service. Fort Lapwui 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 about 45,000 feet of rustic, flooring, and finishing lumber, 40,000 feet of rough lumber, 81 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 tbe proposed price of each article to be offered for delivery under a con tract. CERTIFIED CHECKS. Each bid must be accompanied by s certified check or draft upon some United States Depository, made pay able to the order of undersigned, for at least five per cent, of tbe 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 fall to promptly execute • contract with good and sufficient sure ties, otherwise to be returned to the bidder. Edward McConvillb, Superintendent Notice Stockholder«. Lewiston Magnesia Btone company, Lewiston, Idaho. Notice Is hereby given that at a meeting of the dlrectom held on Feb'y 4th, an assessment of five mills (.005) 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 (mini pay ment is made before, will be sold on March 18th, to pay the delinquent •• sessment, together with costs of adver tising and expenses of sale. Geo. W. Morrison, Sec. Lewiston, Idaho. Lewiston Seed Company. Located in East Lewiston «»half mile east of court house where I am prepared to fornish Seeds of ail kinds, either at Seed house or by mail, freight or express. I am indeed very thankfol for past favors and hope to secure a liberal patronage in tbe fotare. I have also a few hundred small fonoy seed boxes on hand that I will distri bute free to my customers that buy one dollar's worth of seeds, either by mall or otherwise. Lewiston Seed Co., B. Scofield, Agent. F or Sato . Storehouses and stock of merchandise at Warrens, Ii longing to the estate of A. ' general 'debt, be •noon, de ceased, also 60 heed of pm* malm some suitable for work — 1 t!t to ng. WRl gether with packing rigging, sold on reasonable terms ifa soon—to close estate. Annie E. Benson or 28 5tor tf applied for Apply to Mm Rand A Ho Lewiston, sa* —The Oregonian has the largest (h> cotation of any Bally, Sunday or Weekly paper west of the Becky Mountain, and in order to farther in crease its circulation, they havemieetsd with great care, a luge list of vakmMe books and other neafol articles, and tm oflferlng them as premiums to sash MW subscriber, to any of Me several Mm for yearly subeoriptiooa. The nian should be in ever. Send for premium list tothoOmsauMn Publishing On, Portland, Oregon.