C. A. Forrsman, Publisher.
^uWred at the Lewiston Postoffieeas
Class Mail Matu*r.
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Tell It to the World.
In our mountains we have mines
that would bring about the im
mediate development of every re
source of the Lewiston valley, if
the facts could be effectually pre
sented to the world. Individual
effort is not effective in the promo
tion of great enterprises. Cities
and communities are built up by
public enterprise. This city and
this valley possessed from the first
more natural advantages than any
other district of the Northwest and
there have b.*en in uur midst from
the first some very enterprising in
dividuals, but the absence of public
energy has kept Lewiston and
Lewiston valley for behind some
other communities which were
f vored much less by nature.
If the mines of our mountains,
at this time, could be publicly ad
vertised the good effect would be
immediate. There i* a surplus of
capital in all commercial centers
that is available for mining enter
prises. If the bald facts of our
mineral ledges and placer deposits
in Elk, Pierce ami Florence were
known to the world millions would
come to our country without delay.
In along the ramifications of the
Clearwater there are 7000 quartz
locations. Many ot these offer a
hundred fold upon the money in
vested for their development
These facts should be impressed
upon the commercial world by em
phatic public endorsement. Aud
this is the time to promote great
enterprises that offer sure returns
for the money invested. There
was never before so much money
lying idle. The factories and the
farms no longer offer inducements
for investors. The old channels
of trade are supplied with all the
money that the profits will justify.
The time is ripe lor new fields and
the mines of this district offer ab
solute sure and ample profits for
money invested. Why should this
fact not be made known by public
The Sweetwater Ditch.
The Sweetwater ditch since its
completion is assured is regarded
by the public os an enterprise of
great importance to tbe Lewiston
valley. The water supply will be
sufficient tor all purposes until late
in July. The crops on the land
covered by this ditch will he fully
matured before the season of low
water arrives. All of the land be
tween the Clearwater and Tam
many can be supplied with an
abundance of water for irrigation
through June. It is a peculiar
condition of this district that only
the first hot days of summer ser
iously effect the crops. Without
irrigation all vegetation revives
irom the moisture of the soil in the
latter part of the summer. Even
with winter irrigation this subatid
district «'ill produce certain crops
These facts make the Sweetwater
enterprise one of great importance
to all the farmers of that fine belt
of farming land adjoining this city
ou the east and south.
It is a part of the plan of this
company to furnish water for the
residents of the Hill. A reservoir
system will be prepared for this
demand. The state law protects
the patrons of all irrigation works
in their demands for domestic use
This feature will give to the house
holders in the city lim.ts a guar
antee of water the year around
There ; s an ample flow in
Sweetwater creek all seasous
the needs eveu of a big city
domestic uses; and for nearly
the year for irrigation of all
fields of the Tammany district
This supply can be economized by
reservoirs, to meet all demands at
The question of public bridges
over one or both of our rivers
should be seriously considered
upoa the approach of the city elec
tion. It rests within the piovince
of the city council to bridge ti e
Clearwater river. By bonding the
city tor a reasonable sum this pub
lic work could be prosecuted and
the present indebtedness could be
placed in better condition. The
bridging of the Clearwater would
be a good undertaking in a finan
cial sense. A small toll would pay
the interest on the bonds and create
a sinking fund to cancel the prin
ciple when due. The expenditure
of the money, which would not be
come a burden upon the tax-payers
because the money would be re
paid by tolls and not tnxes, would
if*vive lagging industries and give
employment to idle laborers. This
enterprise would give impetus to
the city develepment that would
make Lewiston truly great before
it subsided There is a time for
every community to take the
elixer of life and Lewiston should
take the medicine just now.
Protests against the persecutions
by the Turks of Armenians es
pecially and all other Christians
who are subjected to the dominion
of the Sultan have been registered
by every one of the powers of Eu
rope in the past. The Greeks who
have ever been triends of the cause
of liberty were appealed to by
their brothers in the I de of
Crete; and thay responded with an
armed force to relieved their peo
ple from persecution. Every
Christian nation in the world had
expressed sympathy for the suffer
ers and abhorance for the tyrants;
and the Greeks believed they
would have the support of all the
Chri -tian powers. With the Greek
sentiment is above political inter
ests. They went to war for prin
ciple and the powers who acknowl
edge the justice of their cause have
contributed to their deft at and now
aid in their humiliation by dictat
ing terms of peace that will oppress
the nation of patriots.
The democrats profess to favor a
fair trial of protection during the
McKinley administration. While
they make this loud profession
they engage every resource known
to political obstructionists to defeat
all reform measures that come be
fore congress. It is legitimate
procedure to vote and present ar
gument to influence others to vote
against the policy of the party in
power; but it is not consistent with
public welfare to defeat the will«of
the people by the jobbing methods
of the obstructionists, especially
when the will of the people has
been pronounced at the polls as it
was last November. The Dingley
bill is the plan of the majority for
the promotion ol prosperity. Its
effects upon the country are de
layed by partisan violence upon
the principles of even justice
The beginning of school vaca
tions should be a commencement
for every student of every grade.
Tlie habit of industry should be
cultivated during vacatiou. The
student who acquires the habit of
application during the summer
months has mastered the most use
ful course in the curriculum of
The people generally should
know that the Ohio valley was
covered with snow on May 10
the corn crop was not yet planted
in the Mississippi valley on May
15, the fall grain in Lewiston val
ley is three feet high and in full
Bell CMpaajr Wo*.
Washington, May 19.—The Bell
Telephone company has won the case
brnimht against It hy the United
Btat*s to annul the last Beniner patent.
This decision has the effect of contin
uing the control of the telephone by
the Bell company for 18 years from t he
date of the last liaient granted, 18SI
The government asked to have the
patent set aside on the ground that the
delay of 13 years in the patent office
was fiaudulent, through the fault of
the telephone company, and that tlie
patent Issued In 1880 covered the same
ground on which the new pa'ent was
applied for in 1891.
The supreme court. In an opinion
delivered today bv Justice Brewer, held
there was no evidence of corruption or
undue influence exercised over the
pateut 'Wee by the telephone oompan
mid 110 evidence that the delay in
grunting the patent had been brought
about by the company. The delay
wan through the fault ot the patent
office. Justice Marlon dissented.
Justices Grey and Brown, it was an
nounced, took no part in the case, pre
sumably I»ecause they were interested.
The court held that in order to set
aside a patent the government mus t
establish ground* as elear and satisfac
tory as to set aside a laud patent. All
the other allegations of the govern
ment beside that of delay were over
ruled. This decision sustains the
The case has attracted wide attention
lieeause of the extensive interests in
volved in its settlement, and the opin
ion of the court has been closely
The suit. i'. was claimed, involved
the practical control of the art of tele
phoning. It originated in a charge ot
collusion In the patent office, and was
brought to obtain the repeal and can
cellation of letters patent of the United
Mates No. 483,569, dated November 1,
1891, granted to tbe American Bell
Telephone company as assignee of
Kmil Berliner, the alleged inventor.
The repeal and cancellation of the
iraient was sought upon the ground
that the application for it, while filed
in 1877, was not Issued until 1891, and
this delay was charged to ne unneces
sary and improper on the part of the
patent office and the Bell Telephone
company, which, as Berliner's assignee
controlled the application. It was
asserted that the company had ac
quiesced in and promoted the delay in
their own interest, thus defrauding
the public of its rights.
It was claimed that the Berliner
patent practically controls telephony,
us it has to do with both the transmis
sion and receipt of the sound, and the
delay thus secured until 1891 operated
to prolong the control of this act for 15
years beyond the time of the expira
tion of the ß II patent.
It was al* o asserted that 'lie patent
was granted bv the commissioner of
patents without aut ioiilv of law, ami
that It was for the same invention for
which a paient hsd been granted in
1880, and that the principle was,
therefore, not pew. The suit origin
ated in the Unit'd Statef circuit court
for thedistiiet of Massachusetts, wh°re
It was decided in favor of dip United
States. Upon appeal to the court of
appeals for the first district this de
cision was reveised and the conten
tions of the Berliner clriins upheld.
f)n tili« opinion (lie United States ap
pealed to the supreme court.
Notice to Cr.-ditors.
Estate of M. M. Williams, deceased.
Notice I» hereby given that '.utters Testa men
tory on the Estate of M. M. Williams deceased,
were granted to the undersigned oti the 26th day
of April, IH97, by the Probate court of Nç* Perce
All persons having claims against siid F,state
are required to exhibit them to either ofusfo
allowance, at the store o the late M M. William:
withiu ten months after the date of this notice, or
they shall be forever barred.
This 30th day of April, 1897.
Mary A. Loomek. Stanley V. II. Loomer.
Notice to Creditor*.
Estate of F. A. Hale, deceased.
Notice is hereby given, that letters of Admin
istration on the' Estate of F A. Hale, deceased,
.vere granted to the undersigned on the 12th day
o! April, 1S97, by the Probate Court of Ne* Perce
All persons having claims agaiust said Estate
are required to exhibit them to me for allowance,
at my residence in Lewiston within ten months
after the date of this notice, or they shall be for
This 16th day of April, 1897.
Alice F. Baini» Administratrix.
Notice for Pnbllcotios.
Notice for publication of time appointed for
proving will, etc.
In the probate court, in and for Ne* Perce coun
ty. »täte of Idaho.
In the matter ofthe estate of Melaine Le Fran
Pursuant to an order of the Probate Judge, of
said Probate Court, made on the 30th day of April
897, notice is hereby given that Saturday, the
29th day of May. 1897. at 3 o'clock, p. m., of said
day, at the court-room of said court, at the court
house, in the citv of Lewiston, countv of Ne* Perce
state of Idaho, na» been appointe« as the time
and place for proving the will of said Melaine
Le Francois, deceased, and for hearing the ap
ilication of Eugene J. Bonhore for the issuance
.0 him of Letters Testamentory, when and where
anv person interested may appear and contest
Dated May 7th, 1897.
P. E- Stookky, C 1 er«t.
Notice to Creditors.
Estate of Sallie Ketten bach, deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned.
W.F. Kettenbach, administrator of the estate of
Sallie Ketten bach, deceased, to the creditors of,
and all personshaving claims against, said de
ceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary
vouchers, within ten months after the first publi
cation of this notice, to-wit, within teu months
after May 7, 1897, to said administrator ft his
office, hfs office being in the business room of
The Lewiston National Bank, in the Lewiston
National Bank building in Lewiston, Idaho, the
buainesa of said estate in the county of Nes Perce,
Dated May 7, 1897
William F. Ketten bach.
James E Babb. Attorney for Administrator.
U. S. Laud Office, Lewiston. Idaho. April 6th,
Complaint having been entered at this office by
Samuel R. Bogin against Enoa Heflfel. for aban
doning his Homestead Entry No. 4033, dated
December 2, 1H95, upon the E hlf NE qr, SW qr
NK qr and SE qr Nw qr. section 24. township
north, range 1, w b m in Ne* Perce county, ldi
with a view to the cancellation of said entry, the
saii parties are hereby summoned to appear at
this office ou the 9th day of June, 1897, at 10
o'clock a m to respond and furnish testimony
concerning said alleged abandonment.
B F. Mokk is. Register
Notice to C reSItor*.
Estate of Sain Pukulkc-likt, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given, that Letter» of Admin
istration on the Estate ot Sam Pa-kul*ke-llkt de
ceased. were granted to the undersigned on the
8th day of May 1897, by the Probate C jurt of Net
All persons having claims against said Estate
are required to exhibit them to me for allowance,
at my residence two and one half miles west of
Agatna. in said county, within four months after
the date of this notice, or they shall be forever
This 14th day of May. 1897.
Susie Sain Tip-VOH-Tose-TON-MY
T. S. Laud Office, Lewiston, Idaho v\pril 16. '97
Complaint haviug l»ecu entered at this office by
Wm Musto against August Norden for abandon
ing his Homestead Entry No. 4293. dated Feb. 28.
1896, upon the NW qr, Section 10. Townshii
N. Range 1. W. in N
w ith a view to the cancellation of said entry, the
W, in Nea Perce County, Idaho,
to the cancellation of said entry, the
said parties are hereby summoned to appear at
the t. S. Land office on the a6th day of June.
1897. at to o'clock A. M . to respond and furnish
testimony concerning said alleged abandonment.
B. F. Mohkis, Register.
D. M. White, President.
J. Alexander, Vice Pres hu
G eo. H. Rester, Cashier.
W. F. KitnnUch AtM CttK
Corner ot Fourth and Main Streets
D I R6CTORS.
Mrs. Sallie Kettenbacb, C. Bunnell,)}
J. Alexander, D. M. White.
B. F. Morris, W.F. Ketten bach, f
George H. Kester.
TKAN5JKT./ A GENERAL
sold on the principal Cities of tbe United State
Jno. P. Vollmer, Pres. R. Vollmer, V. Pres. E. W. Eaves, Cash.
Tie Firsi National Ml Of Lewiston, Iflalo
Capital and Surplus, $160,000.00.
THE STRONGEST BANK IN IDAHO
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 world. Buy and sell
The 0 . R. & N. Exchange.
Headquarters for Business and Travelling Men.
Club and Billiard Rooms annexed.
White & Walker — Proprietors.
mef^tæ & eo.
Dealers in all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meals. Sausages
and Fancy Meats a Specialty. We would be pleased
to receive a portion of your patronage.
DOWNING, HOPKINS &.CO.
Chicago Board of Trade Brokers.
Grain, Stocks mid Provisions biuglit anil sold on margins. Offices—Chi
cago, Ills.. Portland and Salem, Oregon, Spokane nud neattle, Wash. One
thousand bushels and upwards, commission } cent. p.-r bushel or $6.25 for 5000
hvslieis. Our new 1806 Reference Rook just Issued, giving mai ki t terms, defi
nitions, explanations and private cipher code, with all necessary infirmation
for investor* und traders. Write for it. Best of references. Seve.al years ex'
perience on change.
DOWNING, HOPKINS & CO.,
Just This One Thing
has attracted many people to
our store. But when they
get inside it is easy to sell
them more from our choice
lines of staple and fancy
The Lewiston Battery,
J M HARRNIGTON
Plain and Dressed Lumber,
Lath, Shingles, Posts, Wood, Etc.
L. L. STRONG.
100 cere fiirm, 2 miles from Lewiston
for $2,259.1*1. Terms; $1090 cash,
balance in three equal annu l nay
ments at seven per cent. 49 acres cul
tivated; water on the premises.
J. N. Stacy. J
Ro'-in 2, Lewiston National Bank :
Mo.NKV To I oan on well improved
Potlatch farms, at 10 per cent. X •
commissions I, J Hoknapay
When we can make riding
so cheap and comfortable a
luxury? Fine turnouts fur
nished for all occasions.
will find 'liât they consult
their best i: 'crests when they
White Front Stables
\V.M, HaVKKNII K, Prep.
Main St. East of Riynnn.il House.
James H. Thomas,
doh II or A u Specialty.
and satisfaction assured
Estimates on any and all kinds
ol work in my line promptly given
ton sams:— 23 lots in Clearwater ad
dition on llic installment plan. Apply
F W. Kkttrxhach, Agent.
JAMES E. BABB,
Attorney at Low.
Lewiston National Bank Building ■
Idaho. Practices in State anil FeilrVLi
Washington and Idaho, r.nd owns cornel« "* 01
Abstract Boob of Nez Perce Co
JAMES W. KICIli
Attorney at Law
Lkwiston, - .
Practices in the State and He.ler.,1
Idahoand Washington, office
Odd Fellows building
°° r >" U«
Attorney at Laiv
lbs mi 5,
Lewiston National H ailk
THE L. L. HAYNEBCO.,
Beal Estate, Loan, Insurance a ,„l
Collection Brokers. Land office bu*i
ness a specialty. Correspondents «
erywhere. All business given pronmt
attention. Suite 5 and fi, MaunesiaBlk
S. R. HOGIN,
Attorney at Law.
Business before tbe U. S. I,and office
a specialty. Flats of tlie Nez Perce»
reservatlou, Office on Main St u.
Vollmer Block. I,<
Attorney at Law and ./Vo
All business carefully attended to. Will prac
tice in all courts of Washington ami Idaho Of
fice on Maiu street, Lewiston. opposite Runnel! *
F. J. BOSTON,
Teeth extracted -vilhnul pain.
Dk. J. F. ATKINSON.
First class work at reasonable
C. C. PHILLIPS, M. I)
Physician - and - Surgeon.
Office—Adams Bide. ' Phon ■ 1».
J. A. Terteling,
Contractor and Builder.
Keeps a full slock of. Common and
Pressed Brick, Lime and Hair.
Would he pleased lo figure on »II
kinds of Brick and carpenter work.
E. 0 BROWN, M. D » D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
Main St., Lewiston, Stuintim iilock.
The doctor is a graduate of the Brit
ish School of Medicine (England) Fel
low of the Society of Medicine of Greet
Britain, Graduate of tlie American
Medical College, Mendier of the Na
tional Association Medical HerbsJW*
of Great Britain, nud Vice President
of the American Association ot Pliyd
clans and Surgeons (Indiana).
L. F. INMAN, M. D.,
Office two door» east of Bee Hive. Of
fice hours morning 9 to 12; afternoon
to -levelling 7 to 8. Specialties— Catarrn
and all nervous and chronic diseases«
both men and women. Diseases ™
children given special attention. Coun
try and city calls given prompt atten
H. T MADCWICK
My home rann fronting tlie <
water river one mile from town is f ,ir
sale. Tlie terms are easy.
Newton Hi hi**
Palace - Saloon.
J. H. Cutter,
and Stonewall, '91
Liquors and wine* for medicinal pi
poses. F. Koos, Proprietor^
Real Estate Barfai««.
For the next thirty days. I- 0 '*,'"
Oxford Addition will be * Id* 1 '
low price of $25 to $190, will »ell '
stabilem plan or will allow 5 tier <
for cash. A supply of water on
ground. H- K. Babnktt.
Real Estate. As*«
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