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The Lewiston Teller!
VOLLME 23. LEWISTON, IDAHO, DECEMBER 2.1898. NUMBER 11. He Has Commenced To Make His List. Making our store his headquar ters for Fine Holiday Goods. Toilet Cases, Albums, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Pipes, Games, Books, Fine Perfumes, ] .ather Goods, Toys, etc., at ed Rock Prices. You can »d him at Dent & Butler, The Druggists. Telephone No. 15. M r China The Standard Brands— A. K. T. V. Royal nvu and Haviland in choice pieces. v*-§ x THE BAZAAR. umitywmmm-mmmmmium •• 1 . 4 . 41 . -«- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... m TTT TtTttTTTTTT V ÏQ: effect Bath Robes— $12 down to $4.50 Smoking Jackets— $8.50down to $4.50 Night Shirts— $2.50 down to 50c Slippers— $2 down to $1.00. Our stock of, Holiday Goods we are now placing on sale. Many new things this year. More to.ar rive in a few days. ©. A. Kjos. D c cember Patterns and Fas kion Sheets now in. ^ftnïi M»h T: Santa Claus H as fa 7»Jred up with an early visit and left liberal supply of useful X mas Presents. The .supply consists of everything from a Rattle Box fo.t the Baby to a Silk Dress for vom wife, mother, daughter or sweet heart. For the Girls' Best Fellows We have a complete line of Gloves, Neckwear, in fact anything you can think of for a useful present. We promised old Santa we would sell the entire line at Jno. P. Vollmer & Co. Prices which always mean a saving to you. Con tnd examine the line. The Railroad Situation. The past week h«s not brought forth many developments In the railroad situation. At the same time there lias been continuous activity and a con flict of flying rumors every dav of the week. Tüe O. R. & N. company has been locating lines in and about the city. The purposes of the company are yet a mystery. A large amount ot building material was hurried forward by boat to this city, but it lies at the wharf. The company bas hud surveyors in and around the city for a week or more. They extended a line up Clear water on the north side. This line was run last spring as far as the Hdcott place, opposite the "point," which was then selected as a bridge site. Some work was done on the proposed bridge site Ibis week, too; but the ex tension of the line .beyond the north terminus would indicate a change of plans and a desire to either enter the city on the west, or extend a feeder up the Clearwater and build the bridge for a branch down Snake and to meet the conditions of the "gateway" bar gain. The Northern Pacific is actively en gaged in construction work on the Clearwater cut off. The contract has been let for the immediate construction of sixty miles of road, and a large number of subcontractors are on the ground with their crews and outfits some of them are already at work. Hundreds of men have been shipped in over the Paiouse rood for this work. Ft Is estimated tiiat five hundred men are already upon bhe grounds on the Clearwater and on the route of the l.upwai spur. A force of men began grading on the Caldwell pboe last Monday. The conflict of title and land rights have delayed the work on the Li-pwai spur. The government authorities interspreced objections to undue baste and the railroaders prop retors decided to pursue u red tape routine rather than antagonize the rights of others. Mr. Greenough the active business manager of ;he firm of Wien & Green ough was in the city Wednesday. He said his company bnd the con tract for the l.apwai spur and for the Clearwater cut off from die junction at the mouth of the Potlatch and the mouth of the l.apwai. They were not limited as to distance. They contract ed to make the gradeit so much [>er yard. Their winter* work would he limited by the condBioti of the clim ate. They hoped t/fiuish the valley division oil both routes this w inter and they expected to press on into the higher districts m the snow disap peared in the sprtig. Although Mr. <freenougli professes to have no definite idea of the business ■ >f lie railroad «ompany it was plainly indicated by tie condition of the work in baud that both the l.apwai spur and the Clearwater cut off are assured facts. Both will be pushed forwaid with cousltferable haste, the cut off to a Montauacnunection and the spur to Camas pr»irie. Wren AGreenough will have general supervision of the work. They have let out sections of work to subcontract ors already and will sublet all the work in sections. The subcontractors are already on the ground. The com pan v has been delayed some by the fotnai ity of securing rights of way from the government over allotted lands. This It is believed will be regulated soon. The large force of men now engaged will oe greatly increased as soon as con ditions will permit and the men can be secured. Five railroads are rushing toward the Heven Devils mining district. This great camp is one of the items of of wealth of this Empire of which Lewiston is to be the gateway. The O. It. & N\ railroad is one of the roads that is reaching out for this mineral district aud their policy of dowu grade hauls will bring the traffieof the Seveu Devils to Lewiston. This down grade principle is a factor in transportation must he recognized. This principle makes Lewiston a natural gateway equal to Ogden, Denver or Kausas City. Already laliorers are coming into the city with complaints tiiat they connut obtain satisfactory work with con tractors on the rail road. The wages are |1,75 per day nud board is ft per week. The old complaints by the old plaintiffs is now heard. The board is too high, wages are too low and work too hard." The city as a consequence is filling up with dissatisfied men. The contractors advertise for men and say all can get work, it will be well to receive this assertion with allow ance. There is evidently danger that too many laboring men will be brought to the Clearwater basin. The roads mav work thousand^ but at the irate they are now oomingkn *•---- I A nds will arrive that can tj « lore thous od work. The Cat# Stealing Case. W. H. Brockt nu " and William Ronke were before Sweet's court lust week and wi* committed with bonds fixed at ssoi'*' 1 ru, ' tt ay of tills week. Thev wereSralgned then and finally hound ova» to the grand Jury with bonds It OP"*"*! 1" Ï2000 in each ease. It was (glleved tiiat the Imnda would be given# the flr-t named figure and an effort was made to give tlie larger amount. auimlsed, however, that otter charge« w. re formulated against** 1 *? prisoners, and that they would !*° rearrested if released on bond# Tbk case is being prosecuted with a gold deal of energy. I he Indian, j hay« «»gaged special counsel and they will spa re no expense to prosecute the m«n whom they charge with stealing tb«lr stock. It Is claimed they will piefer other charges it by tecblnacll tfrs or otherwise the original eases ■bouId be defeated. There were cattle Belonging to several different Indians in the Dowd & Hliaw delivery last June and it is the intention of the prosecutors to make a separate case 01 each Indian's stock. It is generally believed that one or the other of the accused will confess and secure the legal abatements getter ally accorded for states evidence. This inducement will doubtless he held ou to theee prisoners. There sceins to he a common belief that an organized gang has been operating in Hit; country stealing stock a business. The stockman of this and Id »ho county are desirous of breaking up the stock stealing business and they would be glad to have the thieves who con stitute the gaud identified. While they do not generally believe Brock man and Rooke are the principals in the crime they believe they could furnish the information that would break up the organization of rusth rs, aud it Is hoped they will tell all they know. The Benson-Wiggln Wedding:. Miss Uussie Benson nnd Ed Wlgçln were married at the residence of 1 lie bride's mother, Mrs. Collins, Wed' es day evening. Though the wedd >n was no surprise it was a quiet one Oulv immediate relatives were iuv t.od except Wallie Htaintou and Mins M try Clark. Uev.J. D. MeConkey solemn ized the contract. A wedding supper was served immediately after the ceremony Later the Lewiston hand seremi ed the happy couple. Miss Benson aud Mr. Wiggln are native Lewiston tails. They are popu lar young people in society ami active workers in llte fraternal orders. They begin tiie new life under most favora ble auspices. Temporarily they will occupy rooms with the Clark sisters, but by tiie first of llie- year they will move into an elegant oew home which Mr. Wiggln has built lor Ills bride on the hill. No young couple ever started on tiie journey of wedded llte in Lewi-tou who took witli them m >re universal well visiles titan bless this worthy coup'e. is be The Wt Canyon Contest Case. The important laud contest of Hperry vs Herres has been in pi ogress since Tuesday. This suit involves a valu able town site at the mouth oi Big Canyon. The settlement was made iu advance of the government survey ut tiie opening of the reservation and tiie varous legal rights of squatters will he adjudicated in the course of this case through tiie triburals of tiie Interior department. The claimants tiuye been living u|k»ii asperate legal subdivisions of the disputed quarter section for three years. Not only the title to the land is involved but valuable improvements have been added. Big Canyon will soon lie a railroad center. Back of the site lies the rich est section of the reservation and ibis will be an important shipping point. The value of the site wus lecoguized long before the reservation was opened, and it is sain tiiat the settle ment was delihertily planned under the advise of good lawyers with a view of making good defenses in contest suits These plans ware laid in advance. The nature of the suit makes it one of Hie most inirecate that ever was tried before this office. The progress of the city is retarded by the shortage of building material ut this time. The available markets have been ransacked for lumber. Even the Coast mills are short of the needed builders supplies. Large orders have been placed with the local tnauufact urers and with shippers, to meet with very annoying delay. Make A Trial Of Chase & Sanborn's Seal Brand Coffee, And You Will Use No other. J. M. Fix f'y y ^j r y y i The Universal Stoves and Ranges. The Best on Earl 1UNNELL. Paints, Oils and Brushes. LAAAAA A A A-A. jfWkV A-gV j resets r$"l *$**$'*$* 4 At The New Saddlery Store You cun find tie very best and latest styles of all kinds of Leather lino is in our Hue. consisting of Hand'Made Light and Heavy Harness, Up-to-date Huddles, Clnipociijo«, Leather Cuffs, W lips, Hpurs, Itohes, Horse Blankets, Collars,etc Stock Huddles i.nd Ciiapotujos made to order. Carriage trimming und ne.it. rep* 'mg apectali es. Corner of Main and Fith St*., Opposite Raymond l.ewlwtoa, Id ho. Snake River Bridge. Active work is now under way on the Lewlstoi -Vi ed'iiid bridge. The hauling of tile rock to Is- eril-h' ' ' r tiie concrete piers *> as lieirun V' >• I *• - day. It was d* cnl d ' lia' crushed roek would l>e belter than tiie w isln d gravel from the bluffs, so il liecume necessary to quarry and haul hundreds of tons of tills country liessslt roek Tills rock will be hauled from tiie blufff on eich side of the river from one to three miles distance. This will give work to a number of teams and afford a large pay roll to a worthy class of Industrious citizens. Ho tiie first profits of tiie Lewiston-Vtiielund bridge are ut hand. -*■*-- <« W. Coutts of Kendrick lias iieeii in the city tills week. He is Interested in the Sjierrv H ures contest case la* sore tiie land office. j ! j j | j The No. 98 Wilson AirtL HEATERS Call aud see them at Whiting's Standard Papers__— The best in the worîa —I nvita tions and Corres pondence. We have just re ceived a new ship ment of the latest shapes, shades and styles, direct from I the factory. I The Book Store* r - The stage] tieen goner laud and irait) to Hpt distributed ' The Mr. Id a m. and go in one day Mi. Idaho q| stuge days I past. The one (liât Is a pii Increased in iiiq are auxiliary are only shadows of The Kalrburn broth* Moscow and Wesley ffl are in tiie city. They bav«J lug a business investment will probably become identif the mendiant He interests of thj They uro visiting with tbe fatnl] Gen. Heiner at present.