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A REVIEW OF THE WEEK'S HAPFEHIHOS. Our Local Bound-up. Doing* About the City and Vicinity -Kew*.v Hew* Told in The Teller \V K. Kettentioch will build a fam ily residence on The Hill this summer. Hew. L. W. Sibbet will preaeti in llie llatwai eehool house next Sunday at :! i). in. Floyd Cochran, of Moscow, was in Hu- city over Sunday and returned Tuesday. Presiding Elder Van Dusen, of the M. E. Church has purchased a home 1 farm on Lewiston Flats. Mrs. M. Alexander and her two small children are visiting with Mrs. \V. M. I*. Millar, in Asotin this week. Frank McGrune moved to his home in Orangeville after spending the win ter in this Italian eliinate. Steamer Lewiston departs for Cave du Ich on Snake River Saturday. Hound trip tickets $1.CIO. Joe Kincaid rode through from Pal.mse to I«ewiston on his wheel Tuesday arriving here at 11 a. in. Bill James depnrted this week for Florence. He Is the owner of some of the liest property in that great camp. An elatsirate bicycle parade Is being arranged tor the Fourth of July cele bration by the members of the cycling club. Judge Piper passed through the city Satuiday, on the way to Idaho county to hold the spring term of the District court. Mr. James Surridge, of Camus Prärie was in the city a few days this week, marketing his annual surplus of beef stock. F. D. Sears depnrted Tuesday for Brittish Columbia, where lie goes to look after newly acquired mining in interests. F. L. Dumont, the Fifth Street tailor is enlarging his place of business by the addition of a nen* new front room thereto. Misses Aille Fraser and Allie L arson after a six weeks visit with friends in Walla Walla and Portland returned home Saturday. Mr. J. E. Steen, manager of the Granite Mining oompany, of Murray, was in the city Monday, visiting his nephew, R. K.Steen. A little son of J. B. Perkins fell in the river Monday. He was rescued by F. M. Manning. It was a narrow es> cupe from drowning. Ike Qrostein Is visiting here with relatives this week. He is now em ployed in the Mg Kuhn general mer chandise store at Colfax. A large uumker of Leland citizens visited Lewiston last week, attracted here by the G. A. R. Encampment and the Democratic convention. A steam pump has tieeu required to relieve the city sewers of the overflow since the water in the river has risen above the level of the basements in the city stores. Jacob Eichenberger lias a new store building under way, oil the lot east of tlic* Wlntsch brick. The first floor will lie occupied about July 1st by E. I.. Bussell, of the Cash Grocery. Joseph Little was arrested by Depu ty Marshal Mounee Haturday, for in troducing whiskey upon the reserva tion. He had a hearing before Com missioner Poe Monday and was com mitted to await the Federal court In the sum ot 1200 . Grand Master Rowley, of I. O. O. F., accompanied by brothers8. G. Larson, J. L. Chapman, Ben Dill, 8. G. Isa laauand K. L. Thompson, visited For ttxt on Mason Prairie and instituted a subordinate lodge of Odd Fellows in lhat new town. The railroad company has withdrawn the through passenger train from the Moscow' route and placed It on the Genesee division. The construction department will supply the service necessary to meet the demands of trade during the time of the extension to I-ewlston later in the summer. At the late election in Cmatilla county, Oregon, legal counsel in Pendleton, representing all three par ties, rendered an opinion that Indians *od half-breeds were not entitled to v °lc. The election judges of all pre cinct* accepted the opinion and acted •eoorrtingly. in some outside pre nnet* Indians were allowed to vote. The funeral of Vesta Piers tort - took place lest Thursday. The last honors to the beloved girl were very Impres The mem hers of the W. K. C. ••onducted the exercises. The pall tiearets were young girls who were tba **odat*s ot the deceased. There is *®* ll ®thing pathetic In the thought of •ne» last sad rite* being performed bv *ne bands of those who were the fair T^tng associates daring her bappÿ *hlkibood, ended so soon. Hon. VV. H. Reed, of Tacoma, an other one of Washington's candidates for governor, was n Tki.i.ek visitor Tuesday. He Ison hi- way to Asotin wb?re he is largely interested in real estate. Mr. Reed is on the popular side of many questions of vital im portance to the people of the inter mountain districts. He bus made a record as a tighter for free silver and low freight rates. He has lieen in the fight for the farmers for eighteen years. He is now state gram commissioner, in which position be lias done com mendable service for the wheat raisers of nl' the northwest. A new business bouse will open in Lewiston July 1st. The firm name will lie Hustings, Smith & Go. Their line will lie boots and shoes. The gentlemen are well known and popu lar business men. Mr. Hasiings con ducted u business for several years on the South Fork of Clearwater and 'Mr. Edgar Smith lias been with J. P. Voll mer A Co. and O. A. Kjos in this city for five years. They are both deser vlngly popular with the public and will r. celvea littéral share of patron age. Campfire Stories. The stories related by the old veterans during the encampment in Lewiston would fill a dozen volumes. Thomas Sullivan related one evening, in the presence of tbe writer some of bis experiences as a soldier which will be presented as an illustration. He was captured by tbe rebels amt sent to the Richmond prison. It was decided to send a detachment to the dreaded Andersonville and the victims were commanded to step out as their names were called. Down the roll in Ins de partment the draft progressed till the next name was Thus. Sullivan. He waited breathlessly for the note that would seal his «loom. It did not come. The quota wns filled. He missed that living tomb by a single name. Again a detach ment was ordered Jfor parole. Every heart bounded with anticipation. To lie chosen meant freedom, home and happiness. To re main meant all tbe misery of a mili tary prison. Tbe names were called on the roll till tbe next was Thos. Sullivan and tbe quota was full. Tbe bright hope vanished; tbe shadow of a dreaded fate was darkened after tbe hope of an hour. At one time during tbe stay in Richmond, a brutal relict guard tired a rifle into a squad of prisoners and killed one and wounded two. Indig nation run high among tbe unfortun ate boys, and Jit was announced that the murderous guard would be sent to the front to face Yankees in tbe Held. This precaution was deemed necessary to secure tbe safety of tbe guard who bad shot an inoffensive and helpless captive soldier. After a brief alisenee the oflensive guard was back on duty in disguise. One dark night be was found dead in bis sentry box. Some comrade bud avenged bis fellow prisoner by eriisbiug tbe guard's bead with a stone; and Thos. Sullivan was accused of I be deed. Tbe charge pur sued him liken nemesis. It was only a suspicion and be was innocent, hut his accusers thirsted for blood and only a pretext of evidence would have brought an order that lie lie shot at sunrise. There were no traitors in that prison and tIn- torture of tbe thumb screws and tbe rack tried the mein I of tbe heroes but no word ot accusation was ever extorted from tbe oath-sealed lips. Tbe oflicers, how ever, stispicioned Thomas Sullivan and they hissed their curses in his face from day to day, even to tbe hour his name was paroled. Tbe charge bung over him like tbe shadow of death till it was dispelled by tbe light of lilicrty that came from old glory waving over bis bead. One of our ministers of the gospel caught the spirit of the occasion while camp tire yarns were current in Lew iston last week. Not to be outdone, be related some experiences ot bis warfare against sin on a frontier cir cuit. One one occasion it was neces sary to meet mi appointment at a place fifteen miles away. It was im portant that he should lie prompt. He iiad only forty-five minutes time to cover the distance, and be got there on time—fifteen miles in forty-five min utes. Geo. N. Wilson said be was a resi dent of Utah in 18t»2and became scout under Lieut Elliot. In tbe fall of that year be was assigned tbe task of con veying a message through a district that was over mu with Comanche Indians. Tbe overland mail bad Isfti attached, tbe driver killed and the stock driven off two days before, and the enemy was supposed to tie in tbe vicinity of Khell Creek Canyon; and it was feared they would ambush a com pany ot regulars that was under inarching orders to join Lieut Elliot. Wilson was asked to locate the enemy if possible and reisirt to Captain Eads who was in command of tbe expect; d reinforcements. It was planned to make tbe ride of twenty miles through the canyon in tbe night. As darkness settled over tbe country be approached a danger ous road. The dark walls of rock shut rut tbe dim light of tbe stars and spread gloomy shadows across the road. The wolves mingled their chorus with tbe iliemul calls of tbe night owls. Tbe faithful horse which bad oeen true to every demand upon him grew restless in prémuni lion of danger and finally stopped stock still in the road. An apparatiou appeared in a filmy shroud that lighted tbe canyon with an unearthly glow. The horse and rider were stricken with a fright that held them in their tracks. The gostly figura seemed to beckon him to follow. In a moment bis native courage returned and be fol lowed tbe spiritual guide which be lie lieved bad come to lead him past some danger. The form glided noislessly on and the horsi' and rider followed ns if led by an unseen band. After an un accounted time there were smoldering fires in tbe road. It was evidence of massacre. A train ofemmigrants bad tieen waylaid and murdered and their wagons bad lieen burned. The scout followed the specter till It disappeared in a clump of hushes. After oppres sive silence came a feeble moan,— natural language of pain. Tbe brave l>oy rushed forward. There lay a seemingly lifeless form. He slooped and raised tbe bead and gazed into tba face of a child that wore a deathly blanch. A whisper to low for mortal ears came from the pale bps and died in a lingering moan. It was tbe form of a young girl. Altout her were fifty dead bodies, tbe victims of Indian fiends. 'I be girl was helpless but alive. The scout raised her upon the horse and carried lier till lie reached the s.tldiers in camp. As evidence of (lie truth fulness of tills story lie pointed to Mrs. Wilson who was the girl so miraculously rescued and the spiritual guide must have tieeu the girl's spirit mother. CONTRIBUTED. IXTKM I'KRKXCK. This is a subject to which all moial and sober minded people should de vote more attention. Even those of us who have very strong pri indices against the use of liquor will become accustomed to the tales of Aa loon luawls and tbe sight of drunken men staggering in the streets. Oil, that these things might meet witli great objection from the lovers of tem pérai.ce. Oil, that, we all would go armed with the weapons of defense against tills greatest of all human mis ery. It is an evil 1 for one cry down witii all the force of my soul and na ture. Not at all that I am a sufferer, for 1 have cause to thank my kind Re deemer I am blessed with total absti nence in my own house-hold. It is of the degrading, demoralizing, imposed misery abounding in our fair land I cry out against. My friends did you ever think how much better world we would have if all kinds of intoxicating liquors were stopped being nmnufa? tured; methinks the millemiiim would lie true. When the prisons were em ptied of their present throng of crim inals you would find lint very few new subjects, for rum, that deadliest of all vipers, prepares men for I wo thirds of all the crimes committed, and is Ihc power which places them lichind cruel iron liars, like caged wild iieasts, de prives them of their heaven horn lib erty, takes them nut nt God's bright sunlight ami puts them in dark and loathsome dungeons. Thousands today are crying "Oh, God how long," whose only wrong was the |ier|ictrulion ul some crime when crazed with vile liquor. Brain all maddened, conscience all gone. Home, father, mother, wife und children forgotten, only u wild de sire to wreak vengennej oil some one. Around (lie gambling (aille (The gam bler is a twin brother to the drunkard, i a dispute will arise over some simple matter, a shot, a trial, then the gal lows or life sentence. If this man had lieen in a sober state, in the first place he would not have been In the low haunts of vice. If t lie same words had been spoken at his place of business or work probably lie never would have noticed them. "In Christ's tune the unclean spirits were commanded by a The Boss Meat Market, W. P. HUNT, PROPRIETOR; LEWISTON, IDAHO. Beef, Mutter., Pork, Veal, flacon, Hums and Saunages. Tlie liest ul Meal mi tlie Blis'k and liy the Quarter, served in good style. Prices Low. (pfre ÜGtDistoßfftarfret m S. L. Thompson. Proprietor. This Market wjll lie supplied at all tildes with all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats, Sausages, Lard, etc. him in come out of men and enter in to a heard of swine feeding near. What a glorious consummation if the unclean spirits in the shape of the hy dra-headed monster Drink, would de part from our present generation. I believe there are lew who would regret the destruction of any of our domestic animals, if they should go into them and they be choked In tlie midst of the sea as that herd of swine was. For an illustration, allow me to usk you this: Would we not think a man crazy and only fii for a mad house, should he find in his patli a huge rattle-snake, instead of seeking something in destroy the monster stoop down and pick it up, only the next second to receive its deadly sling? Why yes, we atl, with one voice would declare that man in sane, would pity him for ids lack of judgment and feel sad over his untime ly death. But let me tell you friends, there is a more deadly viper men arc handling with impunity every day, every hour, yes every moment of their lives over all this grant and vust. world, handling m the shape of the wine cup, serpent whose sting is more deadly Ilian a viper, Cobra or the Motley moccasin of (lie tropic. Its sting may not end so fatally lu an hour's time, hut Oil, give me the poison that will take my child and liushund out of their misery in a day—yea in an hour's time rather than a slow poison of years. Tlie wasting away of their sturdy forms, tlie fading of I lie once bright and pleasant eye, tlie listening for the coming home from haunts of crime, longing to hear tlie foot steps, yet dreading, not knowing but you uoiv lie met w ith a Mow or cruel curses. I apiieal to you dear mothers, wives and sisters which |Miisnn would you rather see work its course. We often hear the old adage "Honesty is tlie Best policy." I will lake the privilege of making a slight change, "Honesty is the Onlv policy." Just so with men and boys uoout this tiling of drinking Total abstinence is the only way for them to guard against tlie sting of (liis reptile. .Slum classes who are engulfed in its muelstrom. If there is in your town a place the world lias named sa loon, hut known to Huttin and his an gels as a second Uadi's, pass it by us you would a carnal house. Even then you ure hardly safe, as oft times a wliitl of polluted air from u smull-pox patient spreads deatli and woe, so Hie vile fum?snf those placesurousc tin* dc sire of the pitsser-bv to again enter its fatal doors. So safety only lies in these golden letters of life: "Taste not, han dle not, touch not." Shun evil com panions, stay away from that part of the town where those low haunts are put your trust in God and look lo him as tlie author mid finisher of all lier feet gifts. Then you will gain a glori oils victory over all evil. Mits. Katk M. Chapman. Vollmer A VISION. As tlie odor of clovci blossoms Is wafleil over I lie sea, Tlie sailor stops in liis night watch To list to a melody. 'Tis voices of children Hinging The words of a swed refrain, And lie Imres liis head lo listen To an old familiar strain. And lo! ill I he hush (but follows Colne the words of an earnest prayer Aim lie hears himself commemled To Gist's eternal ea.ie. He sees Ids home—a picture, Tlie meadow, wold and beck; And Ids ship lies far Isdiilid him (III the ocean like a s|S'ek, Glad eyes look up lo greet him And loving hands reach out Hushed is the swish of the waters That lietli around iiboul. And up from the Tmcndnw* blowing Coined tlie breath of clover sweet, Ami lie hears the gold-eyed daisy Itap loud on Ids hurrying feel. As up from Ids path tlie linnet Flies high in the tree to sing With dew from the clover blossoms Like diamonds on Ids wing. He starts—'tis a call to duty And the vision fades from Ids miml As the radience of the morning From Hie memory of Hie blind. —M its. J. H. Loom Kit. Fresh Fish in Season. A portion ot the public's patronage solicited. Fresh Vegetables and Fruits in season CHARLES Q. KRESS, The Pioneer Jeweler Lewiston, Idaho. Always pleased to show the public my stock of jewelry, diamonds watches, clocks, etc. Nothing lint firstclass goods kept on band. Repairing carefully and accurately done ou short notice. ). R. (ïrane. Jr. Wm. L. Boise. McGrane & Boise, I'ltol'KlKTuKS OK THE star saloor, (Tlilesson's Old Stand) Remodelled throughout. Broad Illiquid, Estrella, El Capitaii General Cigars. Beer by the Quart, 'Ah'. Courteous Treatment Guaranteed. C. C. BUNNELL, The Pioneer Hardware Man. LEWISTON, : - IDAHO Carries the Largest and Most Complete Stock of Hardware in the State If you are on the road to the Mines, Reservation, Log ging; Camp, or in fact anywhere, don't fail to halt long cLough in Lewiston to lay in a supply of the famous "Camas Pk irie Brand," of Meats. Hams, Shoulders, Breakfast Bat mi, Light Back Bacon, Heavy Bacon. For sale by all leading meichants. Idaho Packing: and Milling Go.— Cottonwood Ben. Zuirn stein —1'KOI'KIKTOK OK SKOOKUM BAK'RY Everything generali kepi in a first class Bakery, will Ini found in my m talilishmenl. Special orders for Balls, Partie», etc., will receive prompt atten tion. Favor me with a call and I will treat you right. 1776 «l lljljllüll'"" 1*1896 Fourth of July! Claud Anniversary Celebration of American Inde pendence at LEWISTON, IDAHO. GRAND STREET PROCESSION Consisting of Business Floats, Local Military and civic organizations, Liberty Car, Officers and Orators of the day, Firemen, Bicyclists, etc., a large del egation of Nez Perce Indians, also Col. McConvillc'sentire Industrial School Headed by the Indian Brass Band. Procession will form at City Hall, march down "C" St. to Second; up Second to "D," down "D" to F'irst, up First to Main, up Main to Courthouse, up to Tdaho St., thence down to Idaho St. to Public School Grounds. Headed by Col. Kd. McConville, marshal of the day, and aids. Hon James E. Babb, of Lewiston, Orator. Miss Mary Kroh, reader of Declaration. C. K. Monteitli, Musical Director. Prizes will Ik* offered for all boys sports, such as po tato race, sack race, greased pig, wheelbarrow race, greased pole, etc., etc., the whole to be under the direct management of the Committee on Sports. The Day will conclude with a grand procession of "Horribles" in the afternoon for which prizes will be offered for best character. Free Ferries! Free Music! Free Show! Come and see a good celebration and enjoy Lewis ton's hospitality.