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LEWISTON TELLER. VOL < / 7 VÏE 20 L6WISTON, IDHHO JUNE II 1896. NUMBBR 38 Before Leaving Lewiston, THE Qet a box of our cele brated Candies. They are O. K. DRUC STORE. |S Clearwater Excursion. Three hundred pleasure seekers from I.exvlston anti Asotin enjoyed the steambout excursion to the Big Eddy on the Clearwater river last Saturday. The heavy rains of several 'days prev ious tended to diseourage the sueeess of the affair, hut the morning dawned bright and clear and hurrying hun dreds were at the landing when the Steamer Lewiston returned from her early morning run to Asotin where twenty-five excursionists had been taken nboaid. The start was made from Lewiston- at S o'clock, and I tie run to Lapwai consumed two hours. The journey to this point afforded a forcible comparison of the lethargy of the Indian with the industry of the while man. To the reservation line on either side, I lie fertile lowlands (■ordering on the river were masses of lieal thy green—orchard, vineyard, garden—happy suhurbait homes, while more favored spots above showed only traces of transcient or idle hands At La| wai a large numlier of government employes from the Agency and the Industiinl School joined the excur sionists and the steamer proceeded on toward Its destination. The site of the Fir Illutrs warehouse, which for many years was considered the head of navi gation, was reached at 12 o'clock, Above this point, the channel of the! river narrows, the stale y hills, decked with majestic pines and nature's fol-; iage untutored, stand more erect and crowd closer on the restless waleis. Here was nature in its rudeness, its intensity, its sublimity, and the ex-' eursionist of whatever ideal feasted with contented eye midst expressions of admiring wonder. The native) scenery of the Clearwater, already made famous by the artist's pen, is truly inspiring. The scanty evidences! oi civilisation the more intensely mag nify the grandeur of the native hills, I and the lieholder is charmed. The Clearwater river is now at its Hood and the course of the steamer was through a circuitous avenue of pines. The water rushed through the topmost boughs, and the agent of mao's ingenuity In its battle against nature, was carried from ' side to side,'at times darkened by tlie i shadow of the forest mouarchs, and ill I lie instant tossed hack to the freer and sunlit channels. Prospect of danger, however ineagher, always adds interest to human efforts, and the three-hour ruu to Big Eddy passed as » moment. As we approach tue Big F.ddy, the forestry becomes less dense, j and the steep bills gradually recede in the distance to the fertile plateaus alaivc, which form the celebrated Pot latch agricultural district. The relief "as uninviting. lust below the Big Eddy is Evan's Ferry, which is on the new highway from the Camas Prärie to the Potlatch country. The site now carries the "tune of the City of Agatha, and lias promise of developing into a thrifty trading point. The bunks were * ! rouged with people from tii • neigh borhood, who extended enthusiastic greetings to the excursionists. The captain sounded a generous response and the steamer, passing 'the ferry, drifted into the milder waters Mow the Big Eddy—the object which now attracted the silent attention of the eager hundreds who crowded the deck t'he Big Eddy is justly an titled to die distinction given it by pen mid pencil. Its waters never lose their ' "'loiisness, and the environment is in ÆÊHÊÊBWUMiÈMWàÊ w 1 I I 1 ('rood. Strongly made, properly cut Wrappers, made l»y the hundred, instead of liy tlie piece. We are aille h make home sewing seem like extravagance. A few the many, 90c, $1.35. $1.45. S1.S5 each. 6 .sc. 90c, $1.00, $1.25. JNO. f. V2LLMEII & CO Agents tor Waverlv Bi, Li U 8 Li ifrfi j j i : ' I ' i j tensely and consistently impressive. Tts treachery is ever in the rivcrmun's mind, and the stories of its victims never lost- their sail interest. As we approached, under the sheller of I he high blufts, the waters gradually became more restless. The swells from tile whirlpools, grew us we proceeded, and lashed with inert-used energy against the hont, which now tossed gently to and fro. The engines were stilled, and the passengers were priv eliged to look with safety into the whirl pool, which had claimed so many unsuspecting victims. The Itcll rang to go ahead—the prow pointed to (lie whirlpool. All looked unconcern ed, and the more timid sought safer quarters. The bout met the whirlpoo"s returning flood, plunged into its in viting abyss—one man grew pale, a woman shrieked—anti we were in the smooth waters beyond. The steamer moved under the shelter of the friendly pines in |ieaceful waters, and all (lie passengers accepted the privilege of an hour in the woods. The signal of re turn brought them hack ludened with the wild llowers, which now carpets in beauty the milder slojies of tin* sur rounding hills. The boat started on its return, at 4 o'clock, and readied the Lewiston landing at ti o'clock. The novelty of a day on the water with such entrancing surroundings was highly appreciated by nil, and the end of tlie journey brought out munv ex pressions of regret. The excursion was conducted under the auspices of the Ladies Aid Society of the I'resbyteiian church, whose generosity coupled with the courtesies of the genic! captain and crew, made the day pleasant for ull. Elegant lunches, and other delicacies were served during the day by the ladies tor a slight fee and the church realized, above the expenses of the ntfalr. a net profit of $7ö. The Idaho Supreme court on the Sth handed down the following de cision in the Caldwell incorporation case, that is of interest ton number of Idaho towns: The legality of the or ganization as a city of the second class is affirmed, the decision of the lower court being reversed. InlSR'ithe leg islature passed a law governing incor poration of cities of the second class. Towns desiring to incorporate under the net were required to submit the question to the voters. Caldwell and some other towns proceeded to elect officers under the new law wit lion t first putting the question to a popular vote. Recently a test case was brought to determine tlie legality of the action then taken, as the proposed bonds were affected. The lower court held that the fact that the people elected officers under the law and that there has been no protest, shows that they intended to take advantage of the law; that they have acquiesced and that this acquiescence makes the present ■ rgamzatinn legal. It is iiiiofficiatly announced that tlie Populists will add three new planks to their platform. Tlie first will demand a cross between tlie llghtniug Img and honey bee, so dial tlie l»ee will Is- en abled to work at night. Tlie second will demand tlie breeding of the centi pede with »lie hog sw that each pig may have a hundred hums. The third will demand the building of strawlier ries on milk wi-eds, to tlie end that evervltodv who wants to can have strawtierries and cream from the same Crescent. MUCH INTERE8T TAKEN IN SE LECTION OF CITY OFFICIALS A Large Vote Polled. The Property Qualification of Elec tors Caused Considerable Discussion. The annual city election was held Monday afternoon. There was a lively interest taken, not from a political standpoint, but from personal grounds. The vote was tlie largest ever polled at a city election here. The candidates were all known and bad a strong |ier sonal following. Mr. Montoith bad served llie city well and the progres sive element of the population appre ciated Ids efforts. Judge George Erb, who was elected over the present in cumbent, is popular with all classes ami will doubtless make a good execu tive officer. J. P. Boos lias lieeii marshal two terms and the result of tlie election is evidence tlial lie lias served the city faithfully. There were three candi dates fori his position and tlie hardest fight of (lie day was made for that office. For councilmaii there was no oppo sition to Christ Weisgerlier, -«I tin- 1st ward and I)r. Morris, of the 2nd ward. In the .Ini ward there were titre«* can didates for this office. L. L. Strong, a new man in city politics, was elected over Ed Arunt and Win Holinatt. J. L. Chapman for treasurer find no oppo sition. Tlie vote was as follows: M AVOU. Frit............ I7Ö Montelth.................................17(1 MAHSHAL. Itoos................... 140 Warren............. py, Hadley.......................... 104 TRKASUKKIt. Chapman............... çk<i COUNCIL, FIKHT WAR1I. Weisgerlier.................. |ou COUNf ll., SKCOMi warii. Morris............ jço COUNCIL, :-i K I » WARP. Strong.......................................... Rohnett.................... .. ...... Arnnt................................ . ' J] Some discussion occurred ut the p ills over the question of qualification of voters. Some ill fe«'ling was engen dered by the requirements that voters should have paid city tuxes liefore Is ing allowed to vote. Tlie idea of a property qualification for voters is not a popular one in Lewiston. Mrs. Vine Favoris visiting from Moscow, Hie guest of Mrs. Felix War ren. Mike Welch, an old lime Lewison hoy, is in Lewiston this week from Camas Prairie. Lyndoll Smith and wife, of Moscow, arc among the visitors to tlie G. A. R. Encampment this week at the making Oregon —Get prices on Groceriet Golden Star Grocery before your purchases elsewhere. The official count in tin election, show H e election of Tongm and Ellis, republicans, to congress. Mr. J. S. Jennings will lireakground tor Hie erection of a fine cottage, oi Si lierian stvle of architecture this week. Mis. Dr. Richardson ami little child, arrived in tin- city last week from Pendleton, Oregon, to permanently reside. Manien, in Lewiston at Hotel dr Fram e, June 7, by Justice Thompson, Wm Rice and Miss Maliala lily. Imth ot Anatoue. Ohiel' Justice Morgan, ot tlie Idaho Supreme court, is visiting in Lewiston • his week, in attendance to the (J. A. R. Encampment. Mrs. Hart y Thatcher, of Genesee, accompanied by Miss Oanni, is visiting in the city this week, with lier mother Mrs. Onpt. liaughmau. Theft. A. It. people piesented a badge to J. Alexander for the most attractively and appropriately decora ted bvsiuess house in the city. — Patronize home industry by going to T. C. ( lark's kitchen, next door above Coffin Brothers' store. Fresh taffy and candy every dav. A liiert Coburn retrieved lost laurels m tlie bicycle races, at the Willows Sund iy. He won Hie quarter-mile dash, free tor all, with ease, and will Is- tlie recipient of a handsome medal. Mr. John Houser, tlie mining man who owns the Houser Bar on Snake River, was in the city Monday and Tuesday. He is contracting tor tlie construction of a ditch from Alpnwa to work hi* placer grounds. 1 Henry Adams, one of the owners of ; the Moose creek placer mines, in the Elk City country, called at the Tkllkk office Tuesday. He comes Into the country to Invest in some other good properties. There was adjourned meeting of Hie city council last Friday evening. The usual 1 iitsiness was transacted. The usual monthly bills were allowed and the freedom of tlie city was extended to tlie G. A. R. The invitation of the G. A. R. to the council to attend the encampment was read and accepted. Word lias been received in this city that Deck Rauch has lieen engaged I upon Ids placer mines for three weeks and has made' two cleanups with an aggregate of $12U0 in dust. Deck re ports four feet of miow in camp, with j ten feet on the mountain above ids ( cabin. 1 The Iruit men of this district arc en couraged over Hie prospect for a gisid market. Word comes from tin-dis tricts which have over-stocked the principal markets ;n past years (hat, the pencil crop is almost a failure. We deplore the misfortune of other people •*ut the prospect of a good price for our products is n pleasant consideration just the same. Another meeting of tlie Fourth of July committee was held Tuesday evening at the Council Rooms. Ar rangements were completed for accom modations at tlie celebration grounds, and tlie detail of the program of enter tainment consummated. Tin.....Mira tion will undoubtedly be the most elunorate in the history of Lewiston. Tlie Women's committee, who have in charge the Liberty ears, decorations, etc., will meet this week and begin their important work. Fosters an nouncing the program in detail will be issued this .week. The wheat crop of the Lewiston val ley is now past the stage of dnngei from drought. The fall wheat which was reported tliiu upon the ground early in the season has so grown under favorable conditions, that (lie stand is good. The growth has been very rank. Tlie heads have iqqieared from the boot and tlie straw is three feet high. Tlie acreage is not as large tills year as at other times in Hie past, Gut tlie storage rooms and tlie transportation facilities will lie over-burdened for all of next year. The crop on the tributa ry reservation fields will In- simply enormous. Home memls-rs of Mr. Harrington's crew of lumberman came down tlie Clearwater on a log raft Holiday. Tlie water wus at a high stage and they had some thrilling extierienees. They ran tlie Rig Eddy very fortunately. They were caught by the swirl and made one turn on the swell but floated out on tlie lull tide. If they bad made another turn the w hirlpool would have swallowed them up. Tlie average s|s*ed of travel on the way down was ten miles an hour. These met, report the biggest drive that was ever run on the river now banked and ready to run when the w ater goes down. The democratic primary convention was held in this city last Saturday «lid delegates were elected to tlie ■ounty convention which meets at Iht court house next Saturday. The pil lowing delegates were chosen In rep resent this precinct: ,v'. E Child, Louis Rons, J. A. Wilkinson, John Green, James McGrune, Jr., Mike Ket ten, S. C. Hutchings, J. (>. Barbour, L. L. Haynes. The stale convention will convene in Pocatello next Tues day at which time delegates to tin- na tional convention will Is* chosen. The national democratic convention will meet in < 'lih-ago July 71b W. A. Shelton, a prominent farmer •mm Colton returned from a hunting trip in the Blue Mountains, w ith six liear skins and two live Is-ars on pack horses. With one companion this vet eran hunter made tills capture. He tells a good story of hi- sport in the worsts on Salmon creek, a tributary of the Grande Ronde, lie discovered ami shot an o.rt hear one evening alsMir dark. It proved to 1». the moth er of two culm. A trained dog j. 111 the *'Ubs up a tree. Mr. Shelton have shot them but lie decided 1 tun* them for pets. If.- commanded the hound to watch the tree until he returned, ami left h s coat for a u-d f,,r his canine friend. The dog watched all night in that dismal wish] and when Mr. Shelton and his companion returned the little Is-ars were still clinging to tlie boughs, high up in the giant pme. The young friend climbed the tree to capture the |H-ts. He slip|ied u noose over their heads and lowered them one at a time to Mr. Shelton, who placed them in a sack. They were good, big liears and th«y Wire keepiug up a lively fight for lllierty duriug the journey uu tiers« back. mill •'P- I I 6. A. R. OLD SOLDIERS ASSEMBL 3 IN COUNCIL FROM EVERY QUAR TER OF THE STATE. Veterans On Parade Word* of Welcome and Happy Response From the Mayor and Officer* the ol Order. The City In (lain Ore**. The delegates to the G . A. R. Ell camptnent for the department of Idaho began to arrive in the city last Mon day and continued till last evening. I'he city lias is-en alive with a moving throng and the good cheer of compan ionship all week. Though old und grizzled, the old soldiers are a jolly set of fellows. Those who have watched the progress of this great order for a few years, must Ik- Impressed with the marks ot time upon the brows of the mcmbcis. The years do not rest lightly upon old men. All the business bouses of the city are decorated in honor of the visitors this week. Hunting, llowers and ever greens predominate, but there are em blems and banners ou every hand that speak appropriately a welcome to our fair city. Some of the decorations are original and expressive. The business men have displayed a loyal spirit, and liberal isiliey In preparations for the reception of the G. A. R, The procession formed at the G. A. K. Hall ut :t p. ni. yeaterday. The delegates had not all arrived, hut Hie showing was eiislltable. The proces sion consisted of the Lewiston Regi mental Rand, Idaho State Militia, Filiform Rank of Knights ol I'ithlas, Canton, the Indian Itand, Relief Corps, G. A. It. delegates to the slate encampment, metiiliers of the order •11 foot, memls-rs in carriages and citizens. The route chosen was from the hall up Main Street to the M. 1-:. church, lo Idaho Street, around the Court House to Main Street, through Ute business part of the city back to the hull. There were banners and Hags which gave character to the dis play. The ladle-composing the relief corps dropiK-d out of the pris-ession near the church and returned to the hall. Following is a list of the visitors w ho. registered in time before the Tkllkk went to press. I>. H. Itudloiig, Depl. Commander. Jus. L. Fuller, Sen. Vice Dept Com. \V. II. Beardsley,.I un Vice Dept Coin Geo. A. Manning, Act. Adjt. Gcii'l. II. L. Bancroft, A, (J. M. (ien'I. G. .1. McRhiic, Dep't <'hapluin. .1. T. Morgan. E. M Hester. R. Jl. Barton. John Lyons. C. C. Carpenter. Samuel Wallace. I-!. F. Bean. E. Crockett. Limlol Smith. ('. H. Murphy. Lewis Jain. William McMahon. G. W. Daggett. R. Pickering. J. W. King. 11. G. Phillips N. J. Wing D. T. Welch. M. H. Tale. J. P. (irecn. F. < 1. McMinimy. R. F. West. E. Dodson. Jas. Crquhart. S. M. ( 'ramer. R. I-'. Oustol. T'hos. Sullivan. Thus. Matthew M. .-v. Baker. A. II Diligmun Wm. ( aller. E. E. Ruike. D. D. Burnham A. S. Too|>s. Sum Treseott, D. S. Tin-scot t. E. R. Wills. I'heodore Savage. R. F. Taylor. D. Gifford. K. P. Allen. L. G. Grattou, L. V. Farnsworth. At fc o'clock h. in. on Wednesday a large assembly was present at Masonic' Hall. ' he program was introduced by niu-ic by the bund. This was followed by Mayor Monteith in a timely and appropriate address of welcome. The res|Hinse was made by Department Commander Budlong. Hi- address was well received. He reviewed the life of a soldier with tlie sentiment and logte that appealed to hi* audience. IN set a the are A. to a i 1 i ' Marching through Georgia" was mi* ! dered by "a choir. L. G. Cosgrove, of Pomeroy, Vloa j National Commander, delivered a very interesting address. He cited many thrilling incident«« of warfbt^ whieh I pleased the audience and commanded , «'lose attention. After the public **« 1 ercise, the old soldiers held a social in j the G. A. R. Hall. There will be two business meetings to-day — morning and afternoon. In the evening a ball will lie given. The W. R. C. Is represented by dele gates from the different encampment*. This order holds an important plaça In the history of the country. Them ear* vices during the war were only lern tbnn that of the soldiers on the field. The work out-lined at thla time la one of education. The teachings ot patrl* otiam h» H»e youth I« a special trust In the keeping of the W. R. C. One of Hie enjoyable features of the G. A. R. entertainment la the recital of experiences. Little knots of blue coated veterans can lie seen on every corner, There is a mixture of the blue uniform and tin- ordinary cltlxen suits In every gathering. Every one displays Interest in the tale that la be ing related. It is in every instance a story of the great war. What else la as full of interest to young and old |ust now ns (he individual experience* of the men who defended our country. These encampments are celebration* of the victories that were won In the buttle* of the reliellinu. —Why don't you ride n Recycle? StrawIs-rrics and cream are ripe; also cherry pies. —Biggest Stove in the State, at ('ash Hurd wart* Store. A delay in shipment of blank news, necessitated the issue of the Tkllkk Im a new form this week. —Sewlug machines at half prie« ou easy terms at Gash Hardware Store. Joseph Morris, a pioneer of tlie HO*«, is in the city with Ids family. He la now a resident of Nt-zpercc City. —Ready mixed paints $Ln<> a gallou at the Cash Itardwure Ston*. George Thatcher is recovering from a severe attack of fever, and is ahl* to be about the streets. Step Deut mid wife return«*! from Portland Monday, where Mr. Dent had gone for medical treatment. —Most everybody trades at the Cash Hardware Store. There's a reason for this. Chief Justice Morgan, of the Idaho Supreme Court, is visiting In Lewiston this week, In attendance 011 the G. A. R. Encampment. -A whole car-load of stoves at Cash Hardware Store, ranging m prie* from fl ûO to S275.QO. The lug displuy window In Cnfifu Brothers' store Is now the home of a real live monkey and a smiling crowd Is always in the vicinity. All the bicyclists In the city are in vited to participate in the parmi* this evening. The procession will format Masonic Hall promptly at 7;.*». R. H. Barton, who wus prominent in Nez Parce county imlitics when Ne* Perce county extended from the Seven Devils to the Brittish line, is in the dly among the G. a. It. delegates. Gen. L. G. Cosgrove, of Pomeroy is a visitor with Ills O. A. R. friends In this city. Mr. Cosgrove 's a Past State Commander as well as « promi nent candidate for the govermnship of Washington. Miss Vesta Pierslorfi'died in this city yei terdav alsiut noon. The deceased was an estimable young lady or 1« years. Her illness was brief mid in* announcement of her death was a •hook to many friends. Yesterday was Hie last dav of the face meeting al tlie Willows. The chief event was half mile novelty rac* with Dock Morris, Johnnie Moore mol Ken ne way entered. The latter failed to start at the tap of the drum. Dock Morris won, time .vs seconds. This face was run without riders. The following decree* of foreclosure were returned bv the the I . s. Court, during the last term at Moscow: A. E. Hecht vs R. II. Barton and others foreclosure of mortgage, cover ing the Hotel • Mo-c .« for the sum of s2V,4V!i.l4; the I'eim-ylvunia M'S'tgag# Company vs J. I! McGuire, on a fine farm near Moscow, *s,7rt7.(St. Tiles« foreign companies have transferred their business largely to the F. S. courts. Di-crsei of tills nature am exe cuted by the l\ S. Marshals and their deputies. Notice. All memls-rs of the Lewiston Cycle Club are requested to meet at Maaonic Hall to uight ut 7 :.'»«• to ixirtk-ipate in G. A. R. parade. A. Cuhukx, Captain.