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The Telle) Entered at the Lewiston 1'ostofllecas second Class Mall Matter. One year.....................................$:>.(*> On* year. In *d'*ance................... 2.80 <#x months.................................. 1-80 Three months...............................<8 Official Taper Jlez 'Perce The money question, like many others, has two sides. To satisfy all disputants there should he two laws, one for the rich and one for the poor. The nature of the sub ject does not permit a compromise. I The rich man has the money and the poor class wants it. Any leg islation that would more evenly distribute wealth, would benefit the poor and damage the rich man. It is a principal that is beyond re futation that the maintenance of a single standard benefits the usury gatherers and others with fixed in comes. It is just as logical, that a gold standard increases the hard ships of the wage-earners and the producers. It cannot be denied by the financier, who argues that free silver would result in a depreciated currency that a single standard re sults in an appreciated currency. The causes and effects are good or bad to correspond with the finan cial condition of the manor class of • men concerned. An appreciated currency multiplies the wealth of the rich man, and not one of them makes the mistake of advocating an adverse system of finance. An appreciated currency just as cer laiuly divides the wealth of all otlv er classes of people, but many of the money earners make the mis take of aiding to majfe the wealth they hope to acquire more difficult to obtain. The circulating dollar is up or down in the market in re verse order as the price ot labor, or the product of labor, is up or down. It has come to pass that our wheat, our meat, and every product of our great country is sold for a price fixed in a foreign market, and many people are willing that they should fix the price of our money. Many patriotic people sneer at the fiat of our great gov ernment even. There can be no more doubt that a great govern ment can fix the value of its cur rency than there is that a rich man can maintain his credit in business circles. The free silver advocates ofler a double guarantee of perma nent value to circulating medium. The fiat of the government is back of the silver dollar and its intrinsic value will sustain it. It absolute free coinage were adopted the val ue of silver would be taxed. The supply for the world is not exces sive with present demands. The withdrawal of the product of the United States would double the price of silver for the needs of the balance of the world. This con clusion is logical from the law of supply and demand, which the gold bugs invoke to meet so many arguments. The followers of the Wall Street party maintaiu the value of the American dollar with very tender care. But how about the value of a day's labor? When one is high the other is low. The man who keeps the dollar high keeps labor which measures its value low. The party platform which advocates an appreciated dollar advocates depreciated labor. The gold standard is for the rich man; the double standard is for the world's workers. The fruit men seem to have lost interest in their business to the ex tent that practically no spraying is done this spring for the Codlin Moth, that universal apple pest. The efficacy of arsenic washes has been well established when ap plied for the "apple worm." This ■noth is abroad every warm even ing, depositing eggs in apples and pears that will destroy the profit of the crop if war is not waged against it. The hard times have made people in many branches of busi ness less watchful of their im portant interests. The more im portant is work of the class uained above when times arc bard. The product of the fruit farm and gar duty ol the iruit man is attention than what might be called the sta ples in the markets. The best and the best only, ot the class of pro duce that may be classed with the luxuries of life can be marketed at profitable prices in times of finan cial depression. The perfect sam ples of such articles however, will never go begging for buyers. The berry basket or vegetable crate that is neatly packed with perfect samples brings buyers and so prof its to the producer The care which makes the perfect sample is not direlect of even the minute duties of the business. The first and therefore the most important to early spring spraying. Senator Duliois has introduced a bill to regulate the cutting of tim ber from public lands. The pro posed law will work a hardship to citizens of Idaho generally. The conditions are such in this State that the timber supply must Ire drawn from the public lands of the mountains. Needless complica tion and expense will effect the consumer's and it is a matter of great importance to the people of this State to have abundant and cheap timber at command. The farmers require large quantities of fencing and lumber to improve their new homes and farms and the residents ol the cities and towns are interested in cheap building material. The bill proposed de nies free timber to any, except the individual who cuts it for his own use; and forbids its manufacture or sale. In fact, it will give the forests of our mountains over to the speculators, with profits, and the government "stumpage" im posed as an additional burden for every resident of the Idaho prairie districts. Our timber regulations have been a shameful muddle for twenty years and the proposed law is just in line with the worst inter pretation of the law that has been imposed upon us in the past. Congress has adjourned. The only financial legislation accom plished was the passage of appro priation bills. The glories of the Lewiston Valley have been the burden of songs in the mouths of many visi tors during the "month of roses." A good climate is the greatest of natural blessings. Unfavorable conditions have prevailed so gen erally throuhgout the land, that our perfect weather is appreciated by the observers, who have been making comparisons. The lumbermen of the Clear water have been disturbed by re ports that a government timber inspector is liable to appear and cause them trouble the question of the right of settlers to the use of timber growing on government land. Meddlesome officials have often caused expense and trouble by arresting lumbermen and re viewing old law points in court for the fees that are in it to discharge them at the end of a trial without a conviction. There should !>e some security for the men engaged in this hazatdous and unremuner ative occupation. A bill has passed the senate giv ing the right of trial by jury in cases of contempt of court. The exercise of arbitrary power by judges of the Federal courts in numerous instances within the past ten years aroused public con demnation which has at last brought response irom the law making power. The right of trial by jury which is one of the safe guards of liberty under all consti tutional governments had become abridged by prerogatives and prec ident it not by law till the people became alarmed. The application of the right of trial by jury and of appeal in cases of contempt will mark an epoch of reform in juris prudence not less momentus than the abolishing of imprisonment for 1 debt ami prosecution for witchcraft. The degrading policy of fusion is the controlling principle of the populist and democratic parties. rificed for office spoils illustrate the worst feature of our republican politics. It brings disgust to every honest man to behold a great party or a party that boasts of re form ideas, stooping to barter and sale- It is not less a crime than bribery in public office to exchange offices between parties. We have held in respect the earnest men who have opposed by honorable means the measures of our party for so many years. We respect those old men yet but the new ele ment in the populist and démo cratie parties are not of the same sturdy class. The craze for office has dragged them from their high ideals to a degrading desire for spoils. al Dr. J. F. ATKINSON. First prices. dkntist. class work at reasonable J. Â. Terteling, Contractor and Builder, Keeps a full stock of Common Pressed Brick, Lime and Hair. and Would lie pleased to figure on all kinds of I trick and carpenter work. Lewiston, Idaho. W. S. JENNINGS, ARCHITECT. Lewiston, Idaho. Flrepoof buildings, artistic dwellings of every description known to the trade, aiul work superintended. In ventors drawings and specifications prepared for the patent office, and cav eats secured direct through the com missioner of patents. Agent for the Hand Manufaeturiug Co., embossed Dress casing, mouldings, corner hloeks. 0 .R.&N E. McNeill, Receiver. TO THE j I east Gives the choice of Two Transcontinental R0UTES Great ifnivn North'n Ry Pacific Ry. VIA VIA SPOKANE DENVER MINNEAPOLIS OMAHA AND AND ST. PAUI* KANSAS CITY Low <Rates to all Eastern Cities Ocean Slcaiuera leave Portland every Five Days for SAN FRANCISCO. For full details call on F. W. Ketten bach, agent, at the office of the Lewis ton National Bank or address W. H. HURLBURT, Ass't Gen' I Passenger Agent Portland, Oregon The 0. R. & N. Exchange. Headquarters for Busiuess and Travelling Men. Billiard Rooms annexed. Club and Newlftn A Jones, Proprietors. fie vu T^is U/eçk Choice resident lots for sale in "North Park Place," "North Park Addition,'' "Holbrook Tract," "Thatcher Place," "Grand View," "Nez Perce Addition," "McAllister Addition," or in any part of the city. Also choice property on ■ ' E" liest bus! street west of Eugene street, the liest business proper! y in the land and fanu land in quantity and at prices to suit. property city. Also iruit llnoni 2, Lewiston National Bunk Building. C. £. Monteith, Real Estate, Insurance and'Notorr. E. TIXIER, THE PI2NEER QR0QER Is Still in the Ring at the Old Stand, With a cleau fresh stock of Staple Groceries, Confection ery, and can and will sell as cheap as anybody. Vegetables, California and local fruits in season. •RED W. PIPER Lawyer. Room !), third Moor Lewiston Nation al Rank Building. THE L. L. HAYNES f(>.. Lawyers* Heal Estate, Loan, Insurance anti Collection Brokers. Land otllce husi ness a specialty. Correspondents ev erywhere. All business given prompt attention. Suite 5 and 6, Magnesia Blk JAMES W. REII) Attorney at Law ■ Lewiston, - - Idaho Practices in the State and Federal Courts of Idfch(\and Washington, office, next floor to the Odd Fellows building. J. A. LEVER, Attorney at Law • Room 5, Building. Lewiston National Bank JAMES K. BABB, Attorney at Law. l.cwiston National Bank Rtiildiug. Lewiston Idaho. Practices in State and Federal Courts ol Washington and Idaho, and owns complete Abstract Books of Nez Perce Co. S. R. HOGAN, Attorney at Law. Business before the IT. S. Land ofilce a specialty. Plats of the Nez Perces reservatlou, Office on Main St., Lew iston, Idaho. H. F. Burleigh, BURLEIGH John Green, GREEN & Lawyers • Block, Ijcwiston, Room ft, Vollme: Idaho. E. O'NELL, Attorney at Law and No tary Public. All business carefully attended to. Will prac tice in all courts of Washington and Idaho. Of fice on Main street. I,ewis*on. opposite Bui in ell's Store. j DR. F. J. BOSTON, Dentist. I Teeth extracted vithout pain. -THE— Caliiarnia Brewery Chris Weisgerber, Prop'r. Beer by the Wholesale and Retail. L. L. STRONG. UNDERTAKER, And Embalmer. Wah Lee Laundry. Opposite French House. Jim Wong and Raymond ('baric, Proprietors. House Nothing lint the very liest laundry ing done at our establishment. Y [Id® Lewjjtsp F. W. Kettenbach, President. J. Alexander, Vice President, George Kester, Cashier. W. F. Kettenbach Ass't Cash ® © « ÆT 10 PÆI Corner of Fourth and Main Streets. LEWISTON............ IMHO. D1R0CTORS. Mrs. Saliie Ketten bach, C. C. Bunnell, J. Alexander, F. W. Kettenbach, B. F. Morris, W.F. Ketten lurch, George H. Kester. TRÆN3JKTJ A GENERAL B A Ki K 0 N) ® BUSINESS. Interest allowed on Time Deposits. Sight exchange sold on the principal Cities of the United States and Europe. White Froijt WH. HAEVERNKK, PRSFRIETSR. The Gayest Horses, the Nob biest Carriages, (Best Harness and Most Careful f .'Drivers . Horses boarded Conveyance of Commercial Men and Tourists a Specialty, i.'Raymond Hoïise (Buss to Boat. Terms most *.Reasonable Main St., East of 'Raymond House, Lewiston, laaho. Jno. P. Vollmer, President. E. W. Eaves, Cashier The First National Bank: Of Lewiston, Idaho. Capital and Surplus, $150,000.00. Directors—D. M. White, S. C. Thompson, Wallace Scott, A. W. Kroutinger and John P. Vollmer. Fire proof vault for use of customers for safe keeping of valuables. Burglar proof steel safe, protected by Sargent & Greenleaf time lock. Correspondents in all the principal cities of the United States. Buv and sell exchange. Interest allowed on time deposits. S. WILDENTHALER -Dealer in- \ Fancy and Staple Groceries, Provisions, Furnishing Goods, Notions PROPRIETOR OF The Lewiston Bakery Goods delivered promptly, free of charge, within Patronage of the Public Solicited. city limits.^^ Telephone No. 28.' ( C A. THATCHER. DEALER IN............................... HEWING MACHINES............ AND SUPPLIES..................... ORGANS, PIANOS....»............ AND MUSICAL INSTR'MENTS BOOKS, STATIONERY,.............. SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ETC. ETC. ALL KINDS WALL PAPER. FRANK BUSH, Proprietor of the Blue Front Cigar & Fruit Sore, Choicest Cigars and Tobaccos in the City. The Old Reliable Stage Line! From Lewiston to Uniontown. MARTIN MEULI, - - _ MANAGER Dally service,truns in connection with Northern Pacific. Arrives at Le»i»hj* at 9 a. in. und departs at 2 p. m. Special attention given to all classes of freight shiuincnts. For particuinncnpply to C. F. I.Er.Axn, Agent. Lewiston. U fe • flaue • por • Jale The Following Business Property. On south side of E street, opposite Raymond House; 60 feet front °l l i H 'J*l* First National Bank; 65 feet front on the southeast corner of Swanson siw*». ;tt)0 feet front on Swanson street, adjoining said corner lot 1; lot 5 block 29, sn ' 30 feet front on E street, opposite Fourth street. the Best Bargain of the 8eaaon—the Raymond House. _ A three-story building, 50x80 feet, containing 40 rooms, all hard finisliWt well Turnished throughout and lighted with electricity. Nothing reserved ex cept the family furniture and supplies on hand at time of sale. This I ir,1 P e v*, has a frontage of 102 feet on E. Street and ill feet oil Fifth Street, and >* '"J; recognized business center ot the city, and is now making more clear niotiej than any Hotel in the northweaL Also thousands of acres of farm and fruit land at very low' prices. We <** ofler some tsirgains in choice residence property on the hill for a limited Monroe A Barnett, Conveyancers, Abstractor, Insurance and Real Estate Ag*»w. Office opposite First National Bank.