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operation*. Thes drained to a depJ iug will eo'nmeii Mayflowejr ! portion ** VOLUME 23. LEWISTON, IDAHO, NOVEMBER 25. 1898. NUMBER 10. -t j A In Cold Weather - Hot Water Bottle. A fine stock of these and all other Druggists' Sundries constantly on hand. Dent & Butler, Duggists' Telephone No. 15. § Handkerchief Linens i Finest quality, Dainty Laces. kerchief squares. and Scores of Patterns in Also Ready Prepared Haud | THE BAZAAR. % I New This Week ... | Ladies' Rubbers, delayed in transit •Silk mixed Dress Goods, in Plaids, * f f 4 * T f f f t T * •f• *fr f T T f ♦ t ef. T t 40c tirely new ........ - 7 ^ c ( Men's Mackintoshes, three pockets, 53 « inches long .............. '> l - 5 ° t Men's Tan Box Coats, D. B., 54 in. long $4.00 < New Knit Gloves, our famous "Gerster $1.50 Ï New O Doylies, New Tray Spreads, T New Scarfs, New Linens. .§• •j* » Remember 1 • *|* Our Special vbg _ For .... P / i Æ^m. *f* Jfc* Jfi <tgs «f» * 4 . aÿ* «J* •ft''* *£» </£» «$* *£» ej* •'î* •'Î'* *T* *0* *T* 5^Wrtrti««ii..ViV.iitmVit««i««««VïimV.ï.VA«iiVÂVmi««ViVrt.'.V»V.ïmif»rfiVWiVAViV««miV««VV^ I Nez Perce Flour and Feed Store \ } W. E. Matthews & Qo. I Dealers in Flour, Bran, Shorts, Baled Hay, Wood jj is a „d Coal All goods sold at the lowest prices and de- §: I iivered promptly. Store on Main Street, near Blue |; t Front Cigar Store. s. Ifj A Surprise Party | In the way of Price Making »7 I FOR Friday, Saturdy and Monday, Nov. 25, 2b and 28. 20 Per ct Disc't on Boys' Clothing ! 1 $1 2.5C to For thi >12. 1; Men's Suits 75 - le oulv. you can take your choice of Men's Fine Worsted Suits at one price. Men's Suits 5".7 » % - s and Cassimere to M5 Men's Suits Twenty- 111110 worth less Lum three days only, at tli ^ I Men's Suits * 4 - 7 A Men's Suits in this lot, uone ^o, take your choice for ■ 5° Special Values in Every Oepar.ment For this Sale. j n0 . p. Vollmer & Co. The Leaders. fffl WMWWWAWWWAW The Railroad Situation. There was Home excitement over the movements ot the railroad engineers, agents, and a large three of graders at Lapwtti last Frida> and Saturday. At one time a clash of interests and au thnrity seemed imminent. The Indians were aroused with a desperate fear that the homes they hold so sacred were to he desecrated by the graders and railroad builders. The redmen ap pealed to Agent Fisher to protect the homes that are sacred as the heritage of their fathers. Mr. Fisher also had charge ot the agency reserve t hrough which the road was sought to lie built In the incident excitement the eoudi-1 tion of affairs was reported to the gov ernment at Washington and tlie ques tiou of military force for use in case of resistance liy the railroad people was offered was discussed. This incident was exagerated till the report became current that ttie military was called out and this rumor found its way into the psess dispatches. All of this con fusion resulted from misapprehension. The railroad agents and managers had no intention of attempting to overstep their legal rights in the premises. In the haste to enter the territory for which there is contention at tills time a contract for grading the first section of road was let for immediate construc tion in anticipation ot wpeedy adjust ment of the question of right-of-way both with individuals and with the department of the interior. The delay in this routine work caused the belief that the company intended to proceed without first securing the necessary light all around. The engineers say the company never had any intention ot acting otherwise than in harmony with tlie government and with Agent Fisher. Interest centers in the probable course of the O. K. & N. company after reaching this city with a line along Snake river from Wallulu. The Oregonian is generally conserva, tive and this is a prediction from tiiat paper: ' The O. H. & N. is not giving away its game to its adversaries, but there arc hints that the fight will be carried through the state of Idaho into Mon tana, and it is among the possibilities that a line may he built to Billings to connect w'th the Burlington." General activity is observed all along the line between Lewiston and ! Wallulu. Active work has begun on I the lower river where grading is under way. Building material ts besng cits tribunal along the river, and it §: |; s. I tribunal along the upper river, and it is believed the graders will be on the ground in a short time. T here is a general scramble in the interior for rigiits-ot way into the farm ing districts and the mining camps. The O. R. & X. has a fmoe of locators divided in squads in the different sec tions of the district which it is desired to tap and the N. P, besides having active engineering cot ps in the field, have large forces w aiting for the right to begin grading toward ti e trade cen ter of tlie Clearwater basin. Th N. P. company ims practically secured all the private rights obtain able between I.apwui and tlie old 1 ! ! Caldwell ranch at the head of creek. This section is in the hand» of the contractors Messrs Wrenn &<»o:>d tiough, of Montana. The ol-ji-i-tive point of tliis tirauch is the NVz perce or Cold Springs prairie and Hie Camas prairie country. This is also on a line toward the Dixie, BuiiVo Hump and the Florence camps. The reorganization of the I 1'. »>•»- > tern gives impetus to the project of tlie Snake river extension of the Oregon Short Liue. The U. P. lia» assumed "I control ofthat line ami tuis makes tlie » i". P. desire a good grade to tlie Pacific % coast. The extension to the Seveu - Devils brings that system sixty miles I s nearer Lewiston, and assures the | irlv exti nsion to tliis place to connect 1 Laow ai I with Hie O. R A N. here. Supreme Court Decision. ! I Boise, Idaho, Nov. 2*2.—'Tbe supreme court lias handed down a decision in tile case of J, W. Alspaugli vs. J. 'A. Held from Nez Perce county. Tlie suit was brought on four promissory notes, aggregating aliout id,40n. 'I lie otes were made payable at Winston, North Carolina, and are alleged to have been executed in Lewiston. The an-j sw'n averred tlie notes had been paid, rfso that tlie action was barred under tbe statute of limitations of North I Carolina b.V virtue of the provisions of ection 47«, R. H. of Idaho. Defendant [asked for and secured judgment on the pleadings. The supreme court reversed : | Hie judgment, holding the defendant is required to prove the allegations of answer M A('KiNTOSUKs—'The $lö kind, re Fui Higher. Charged With Cattle Stealing. \V. S. Brockman and William Book were lodged in jail hero \\ ednesday , charged with having stolen some cat- , tie from an Indian la ' June. The | cattle were delivered to l)owd, Shaw j 4 it Co. at the Tammany ranch. It de velopcd that the cattle had been stolen fiom the Indians. i A great deal of pains was taken to locate the real thieves. It was tinally determined that these prisoners were guilty of abetting the actual thieves if not of stealing the cattle themselves. There lias been a great deal of stock rustling on the reservation and on tic .Salmon river ranges Hundreds of cattle have disappear*' I as if sw allowed up by the eaiivousot the mountains. It is bdleved an organized band of thieves has been operating throughout tlie country. It is believed the stock has been gathered by one set nT men and started over a chosen route to la passed from one set of the thieves to another until they were beyond the danger of pursuit. The men w ho are in custody it is believed will von bsafe something of a sensation belme they will be sent over the road on independ ent account. Tlie Indians have bee i long suiler ing of buidensome losses. They li.uyc been easy victims in the past years of opulence for the re son that their slock lias roamed ranges uiiwatehed. l'lie carlessucss of the indolent owners fias invited the rustlers to tlie reservation ranges. The particular charge on which Brockman and Book were arraigned yesterday, was t he stealing of Id head of cattle from Indian Arthur. The eattle were driven from Idaho county ami delivered to rlie purehu-ers in this county, in tlie same delivery were many more cattle which have been identified as stolen stock. A wholesale tlicfi was committed l>y somebody and these boys arc in some degree at Icusi identified with the crime. However it is not generally believed tlie head ot the gang lias been captured. Tlie de velopments of tlie trial will reveal I some sensations this afternoon if I promises and predictions prove true. j Judge A. C. Sweet eommited tin j men in the sum of $800 bail. The preliminary hearing is fixed for : Z o'clock today at the court house. Developing Idaho. Lewiston, Idaho, bids fair within tlie next few'weens to become tliecen ter of greatest activity to railroad eoi - struetion ol any locality in the United States. The Northern Bacille has de cided to construct a road from Butte, Mont., across bo Lo Pass, down the Clearwater to Lewiston and down the Snake to ltlperia where it will connect with the O. it. & N. Co. liy. Com panies have been organized in Port land and Butte to carry out this h g enterprise and several corps of en gineers are already on the ground completing the surveys, and work w ill lie started from Lewiston along the Clearwater at an early date, as con iiactors claim that winter will be % •9* T > I | 1 I prtrleruhle to summer weather for grad w tire ter in tin- mild climate along Hie In we valley. It is claimed t liât, the road to he constructed will shorten the N. P. route from Montana to the Pacific Coast some 300 miles and that this will become tin* principal freight and pas senger route.—Delia mar N uggetl. Time to Wake Up. Talk of railroad building in tliis state increases daily, and many of tin report» arc of such a character that they warrant the belief that the com ing t wo years will witness much con struction. One point that has no doubt impressed every reader is that tlie new liue or lines most detluitely decided of great assistance to ! upon w ill tie I Lewiston. I t Tlie construction of tlie road from Wallula to Lewiston will give the lat- ! ter place great impetus, while, if tlie j road across the »täte into Montana is, constructed, Lewiston will grow j rapidly. Tlie entire northern part, of j the state w ill lie developed, and Lew- | iston isHosituttedthat.it cannot fail to lie greatly ts-m-flied. — Boise States man. , | liiere is | classes of realty in the Lewiston val ley and the inquiries exteudtothe | fanning lands in all sections of the j Palouse, Potlatch, reservation and j Camas prairie districts. I lie boom in | railroad construction gives inn | business enterprise? ! is not a day passes that does uot bring' men of means to Lewiston. The de- j yeloptnent of our country could lie greatly promoted by well directed ad vertising of oui resources. lively deummi for all •Ills to I . of all kiuds. There j 4 * fflb JjL T 'V' «As rfa rfa 4» r t,gb,gtsfA*i-t-ir>1Srjs ! We Are ! First in Mew Goods, j eT/s First in Low Prices, 4* First in Quality and Greatest in Quantity. np - •#» Remember Chase & Sanborns Importations —"Seal Brand" Cof fees. "Buffalo Chop" Teas. X Tlie low price and high w standard of our goods keeps W» us busy, while our competitors Î are sitting around and liowl ing dull times and no trade. qp J. M. Fix BartuWire... The Diamond E. Elwood, Jr. We have just received a carload of the above brands of the famous Genuine FI wood Glidden Barb Wire. There is nothing as good on the market. C. C. BUNNELL. + At The New Saddlery Store 4* /y Jjj, Von can fled (ip very liest «ml lutest styles of all kinds Of Lent Iicr Goods in our line, consisting of " % Hand-Made Light and Heavy Harness, Up-to-date Saddles, Uhnporajos, Lent her Cuffs, Whips, Spurs, Hobe», I lorse Blanket», Collars, etc Stock Saddles und Cba(Hirajos made to •9* ord* r. Carriage trimming and neat repairing »pectultie». T Corner of Main and Pith Sts., Opposite Raymond House. Lewiston, Idaho. ft-1 s.t-1 r.|->r.t-11-ta Tlie Nez i'eree county fruit exhibit which has been the rounds of the fairs from Spokane to Omalm and return was temporarily displayed 111 the old Log Cabin hull .ing on Mam street. It w a-an attraction for Hie visitors w ho tire numerous at t Id- time This exhibit should he displayed Intact all the wdu ter through as there will lie many visi tors here dm ing the next few months and I hen* could he no better advertise ment of our resources than this object les-oii that none «'an dispute. The Lew iston valley is well advertised to ( the world. What we want now I» eon-; I cut rated proof ut all seasons, of our re- ' sources that w ill he convincing, w hen | t he visitors who come lu re to seek relia- j ble information. j Col. John Lane bus secured office rooms in the new Doiizmc briek and he | will Is* ready for business at the new j stand as soon as the rooms are ready j fur occupancy. The No. 98 Wilson Airtight sc __ HEATERS—ehx j 'IÄ Call aud see them at— CASH HARDWARE. 1 Blair ' s Keystone Tablets — We have just re ceived a complete line of the above fa mous tablets, and can now fill any wish for fine tablets, in ruled and unruled, heavy and light pa per. Yours Truly, The Book Store. Musical Instruments. Both the O. K. & N. ami the N. P. roads are negotiating for rights-of-way along Lupw ai creek from the mouth as lar as Garden gulch. Tliis is evidence that the roads will tie parallel for a dis tance of six miles. The O. K. <fc N. lias evidently scoured tlie Garden gulch route while tile N. P. will follow Lupwai creek to its head at the old Caldwell plane. These routes place tioth roads ou the level of Cold Springs and Camas prairie. The O. R. A N. will hullo from Lupwai to Lewiston on tlie north side of the Clearwater river. Tliis line has been nurveyed and It is a part of tlie liue tiled in tbe land offices. Tills eetsblishes the claim that Ijewlatoll is to lie made the dia tributing center for the Clearwater basiu. J. B. Munshaw bus purchased a cab and will put it upon the at reef a for the accommodation of the public. Lewis .ton is putting on metro|ioMtan airs.