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iston Teller. Forksman, Publisher. Entered at the Lewlaton Postottieeas r second Class Mail Matter. One year, in advance.................... 2.50 Hix mouths....................;.............. 1.50 Three mouths...............................75 Official Sanitation. Lewiston is surely entering upon a period of progress that will bring boom conditions. The crowding! together of all classes of peoples without regard to sanitation will threaten the public health. There will be a rapid accumulation of disease breeding filth in the quar ters, that for the first time, have afforded shelter for large numbers of people, because there can be no adequate facilities for sewerage. Under these conditions we may] expect the ravages of malaria and typhoid fever. The health of the city should be a prime object of official solicita tion. Health is first and above all other questions of public concern. Conservatism and economy are crimes when even risks of epidemic are the balancing considerations. The health of the public is in offi cial keeping in this or any other crowded city. Malaria and typhoid fevers are contrôlable. They are the penal ties for the violation of sanitary laws. One of the blessings of science, one of the blessings of civilization is the means of staying the ravages of these diseases. Science has eradicated malaria and typhoid from cities in districts that evolved the germs of such diseases from natural conditions. The Lewiston valley is naturally the most healthful district in the United States. The atmosphere is less humid thau in any district outside of the arid deserts and the soil is a natural absorbant. The alkaloids of the soil are antidotes of the disease that nature imposes as penalties for the violation of the hygiene. Our naturaljheri tance m'frfi<hful conditions has only to be ptoserved to prevent malaria, typho® fever and other kindred maladifc to be dreaded at this time of transition from a state of nature to the condition of requi site scientific sanitation. I Gateway to an Empire. Lewiston hts assumed great im portance in rtilroad circles. By an agreement b«twten the great rail roads which ha' e conflicting inter ests in the. Nc thwest Lewiston was made i tr flic gateway. By common co^sen the great systems were to melt or even ground, at Lewiston. T 1 : Union and the O. R. & N agr ;d to build a down grade road to Portland and the N. P. witk allii I forces agreed to give the Orego road an eastern outlet over the learwater pass to the markets of Montana and the middle west, fliis compact was .formed on Oct; id last. Accord ing to the laies* information the agreement l 6 es^blish the gate way is still in diet, however, the rnutial efforts ers for this con: The farms and the Clearwater basin contention. Each ;ce. Some con developed m establish feed id ated system, mines of the me bones of the roads are now fighting for thexight to build feeders into this district. The gateway contract bns not been violated. The terms of this agreement will make her non an important division, it it bring machine shops here. Ii ill attract agents and employees of the road and make Lewistui an important rail road center. It will bring feeders from every direction to the gate way. It will build up important business enterprises by affording facilities for reaching the outward trading points. The peace treaty with Spain is fairly consummated. The l nited Slates is thereby committed to teiritorial expansion. The policy has not been deliberately formulat ed. It was thrown npon us. These Islands possess great commercial demands value. They must be redeemed!, from the methods of the natives; they must be redeemed from the wilderness, and the swamps that ; a must be redeemed from the and the swamps that breed malaria must be redeemed. The civilized world demanded the extension of civilization to these islands. Spain plundered the natives but never would have civilized them. The world de manded not only the reform of these barbarians but the commerc ial developement of these islands as well. Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philipines are the most pro ductive in the world. The world the products of their soil, and the world demands the increase of their products by the application of modern methods to the cultivation of these soils. It is forced upon this government in the name of humanity to extend the laws and methods of eizil ization over these islands. No patriotic citizen, no progressive I citizen can oppose this expansion which is enforced as a demand of the age. We want the islands for their wealth, not to plunder them as Europe plunders India, not to enslave the natives as Spain has done for five centuries, but to de velope their resources for the bene' fit of the whole world, to reform the people and to promote the couse of liberty. Free transportation to the Clear water basin is afforded to all men who express a desire to perform labor on the railroad extension This condition will flood Lewiston with the classes which hunt work as a profession, but which will not work. The city government will be called upon to meet an emergency eminating from this combination of circumstances be fore the winter terminates. Already the evidence of the demand for more complete police restraint of various kinds of lawlessness is here and there apparent. The only sure method of contending success fully with the criminal element that threatens invasion at this time is to route the enemy before it is fortified. The present mem bers of the inadequate police force understand the demands of their department of the city government. It they could be backed up with authority and be encouraged with reinforcements they could relieve the public of the danger from an influx of tramps and a worse class that may be legally designated and disposed of as vagrants. The council should broaden the scope of the ''vag" ordinance, increase the police force and arm the offi cers with the utmost limit of au thority.At least the ferry boats should be chartered as a police regulation for free daily excursions, tickets good for one way only. ton. What may be called a construc tion period in legislative work is at hand. Our organic state codes have never been successfully at tacked by the supreme court but the work of all the legislatures ex cept the first session has been all "shot to pieces,'' and especially the work of the last assembly is a populistic jumble. This is an era of statutory reconstruction follow ing political madness as well as infections ignorance, all along the line from Kansas to Idaho. The courts have been like governors on the political engines that have saved the commonwealth from self destruction. The people have de manded reconstruction. The logi cal work of the next legislature is more that of a code commission than a law making body. There is a crying ueed of wise revision of our laws, and we will be fortunate if the work ends with reconstruc tion. The people have declared by their ballots, for an end to legislative experiments in the name of reform. Everything seems to be working together to make Lewiston a great commercial center. The mines of the interior are developing great value. Large cash offers are made every day for interests in the Buffalo Hump district. Last week's transfers of important in terests mark a progressive move that means a great deal to Lewis-, Aside from the assurances f value in the ledges is the cef . linty of early developments, < e xt year will make of this city a ; a g rea t mining center. The great est camp in the Northwest is right at our door. It has been demon strated that a camp equal to Lead ille, Cripple Creek or Butte exists in Buffalo Hump, and that camp with Florence, Dixie, Badger, Newsome, Elk, Pierce and thé Seven Devils will make Lewiston city with more resources than ever Denver had. The dream that Lewiston would he a railroad cen ter has been realized. In conjunc tion with this we have these multi plying resources. No other city of the west has as many resources and natural advantages combined The question of an open river should be urged with renewed energy at this time of rail-road de velopment- The influence of this question will extend to the rail roads. No system can afford to over look the gateway plan of traffic that has recently been out lined. ?he open river transport ation system will force the gate way to a consummation. No rail way scheme in the interior of the Cleaiwater basin would be com plete thd did not make Lewiston a centra point for distribution If this piase of the question were over looled the opening of the river world be forced thereby and that cosunmation would enforce an immediate reorganization of any transportition system that disre gard the natural advantages of this point Therefore the efforts at this tine to promote the water system should be redoubled With the gateway system inauger ated wé will need the open river and with this open river we can compel the rail roads to regard our demands. The chief hindrance to the pro gress of the Lewiston valley is the shortage of farm products in the local market. The supply of poultry pnducts, dairy products orchard pnducts and garden vege tables hav; been inadequate to the demand inthe past. The rapid growth of he city demands and the intericr demands lor these purely douestic products leaves little hope >f a healthful comtner cial balauQ« in the near future This condtion should promote farm interets and especially mixed farming for which this valley eminently ltted. A review of the conditions vould lead to the belief thaf the loal products of a mixed system of farming would reach the limit of any possible demand, but thejhistory >f the past is convinc ing proof ofthe contrary. Lewis ton markets have always been sup plie 1 with inported butter, eggs pou try, frut and vegetables. This is si lipping toal to New Castle. T îe Tklisr is possessed of the spir t of progress. On Wednes day next the first issue of the Twi e-a-week Teller will appear Thii new issue will be a seven coluçin four page home print papek. It will be devoted to the Cleafwater basin in particular and to tpe state generally. The ueecfe of the new reservation dis triets will receive special attention through the columns of the Twice a-week Teller. Roads, schools and free homes and kindred public interests will receive special at tention heuce forth till full justice is accorded these new citizens from county, state and government The Twiee-a-week Teller will be equipped to furnish the most re liable and the most complete city county and state news of any paper in the field, and it will also afford the vjry best advertising medium for aj business men who desire to react either the city couutry basin. residjuts of Clearwater The businei men of Lewiston have never lu^y realized the great advantage of tie Vineland bridge to the commentai interests of this city. The big pay roll during the construction Will be a temporary benefit, but tht greatest advantage will come from the promotion of a producing suburban settlement of 5000 people who will sell their produce and buy their supplies in Lewiston. The demand of every city is a pay roll. Every Vineland garden-farm will be a factory on a small scale with the returns forthe labor all expended here. Vineland will be equal to a dozen big manu facturing establishments in the promotion of trade and the pro duction of wealth for the business men of Lewiston. Lewiston is in the Lewiston Val ley, has all the advantages of Lewiston climate and Lewiston soil; and Lewiston will be Lewis ton till the everlasting hills crum ble down. Its natural advantages of location will make it a commer cial center without a rival in the inland empire. It is the duty of the city council to provide streets and sidewalks for the accomodation of the public and to meet the demands of com merce. With a mountain of concrete gravel right at hand and almost natural surface drainage Lewiston has very muddy streets. The republican vote in the state increased more than one hundred per cent in two years. Selfishness and jealousies are the worst conditions of Lewiston climate. Lewiston with the best possible facilities has no surface drainage. Bridge Piers Are now Building. Vineland Prices will again Be advanced in the near future. Why Pay Rent? $100.00 will buy a good lot, and $500.00, to be obtained on easy terms, will build a good house in Vineland, within a half mile of Lewiston Cootcit Notice. Land Department of the Interior. United States Office. Lewiston, Idaho, Oct. 20th, 1898. A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed in this office by John T. Vosburgh, contestant, against William Fuller entry No. 4269. made February 25th, 1896, for w*^ swK swJi nw qr lot 8. section 22 and lot 1, section 21, township 33 n range l w. by William Fuller contestée, in which it is alleged that: said William Fuller has wholly abondoned the said tract of land, for more than six (6) months last past and next prior to date hereof, and further that he has never established his residence thereon, that he has wholly abandoned the said tract, that he has entirely failed and neglected to reside upon and cultivate and improve the same, said parties are hereby noti fied to appear, respond and offer evidence touching said allegation at 10 a. m. on Dec. 21st. 1898, before the Register and Receiver at the United States Land Office in Lewiston. Idaho. The said contestant having, in a proper affidav it, filed Oct. 20th. 1898. set forth facts which show that after due diligence, personal service of this notice can not be made, it is hereby ordered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper publica tion. Chaules H. Garby, Receiver. Thus. Mullen. Attorney for Contestant. Coolest Notice. Department of the Interior, United States Land Office. Lewiston. Idaho. October 18th, 1898. A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed in this office by Charles V. Cook, contestant, against Dirk Haverkamp. entry No. 5224, made June 10th, 1897, for ssection 30, township 34, N range 2, w b m, bv Dirk Haverkamp, contestée. In which it is alleged that: said Dirk Haverkamp has wholly abandoned the said tract of land for more than six (6) months last past and next prior to date hereof and further that he has never established his residence thereon as provided by law in such cases. That he has wholly abandoned the said tract and that he has entirely failed and neglected to comply with the homestead law as to residence, cultivation and im provements said parties are hereby notified to appear, respond and offer evidence touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a. m. on December 16th, 1898. before the Register and Receiver at the United States Land Office m Lewiston. Idaho. The said contestant having, in proper affidavit, filed Oct. 18th, 1898, set forth facts which show that after due diligence, personal service of this notice cannot be made.it is hereby ordered and directed that * by due an Charles I Thos. Mullen, Attorney for Contestant. T Od ® •**■« Liiinrip D. M. White, President. J. Alexander, Vice President. Geo. H. Kester, Cashier. W. F. Kettenbach Asst Cash. lATIIOPAL » * 9 w am Corner ol Fourth and Main Streets. LEWISTON. * * *........ IDAHO. DIR6CTORS. Mrs. Rallie Ketteubaeh, V. < Bunnell, J. Alexander, D. M. White. B. F. Morris, W.F. Kettenbacli, George H. Kester. TRANSACT/A GENERAL È Ä Kl BS D R9 (Sj BUSINESS. Sight exchange and Europe. sold on the principal Cities of the United States Tni John P. Vollmer, President R. Vollmer, Vice President K. W. Baves, Cashier. mm Strongest Bank in Idaho :ST • NATIONAL Or LEWISTON, IbAHS_____ ^ Capital and Surplus Fire proof vault for the use of customers for safe keeping of valuables. Burglar proof steel safe protected by Sargent & Greenleaftime lock. Correspondents in all the principal cities ofthe world luy and sell exchange. The Boss Meat Market. S. J. Fisher, Prop'r (Successors to Dowd, Shaw & Co.) Fresh Meats. Sausage. Cured Meats. Lard. Poultry. Game. Nothing but the Very Best Kept Adams Building, Main Street. Fish. Oysters. Etc. Etc. on Hand. Mallory & Lydon Livery Stable«^ (Martin Collin's Old Stand) Lewiston, Idaho. LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLE. New Rigs, New Stock, Everything up to date, receive prompt attention. 'Phone No. 17. Calls will The Lewiston Dray Line. S. D. Shurte, Proprietor. Anything in the way of drayage promptly attended to with reasonable charges. Household goods a specialty J W i ^ k. J a. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ A A A ^ A A A A A A . A i M. Donzac & Wines, Liquors and Cigars, The Secret of Success * • • in cooking bread or pastry lies in the quality of the flour used. Users of our High Grade Patent Process flour have no cause for complaint on this score. The demand for our product is daily increasing. We have on hand bran, also shorts and chop. THE LEWISTON MILLING CO First St. & Snake River Ave. THE MINT dt dt J. P Walker & Co., Proprietors. Choice Liquors, Wines, Brandies and Cigars, room in connection. Clark Building, Main Street. A club Notice for Publicttioo. Land office at Lewiston, Idaho. Nov. 8, 1898. Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final priKjf in support of his claim, add that said proof will be made before U. S. Land office at Lewiston. Idaho, on Dec. 17. 1898, via: Edward A. Leachman for the seqr sec 34. tp 33 n. r 4, w b in. He names the following witnesses to preve his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Albert G. Hancock. Oscar Eakin. and A>ex Roberts of Lewiston. Idaho, and Benjiman F. Burch, of Waha. Idaho. J. B. West. Register. Order to Show Cause Why Order of Sale of Real Estate Should Not be Made. In the Probate Court of Net Perce County. Idaho. In the matter of the estate of William McDonough, insane. Phillips, the guardian of the estate of Wil liam McDonough, an insane person, having filed in this court his petition, duly verified, praying for an order of sale of all of the real estate of said William McDonough for the purpose therein set forth,— It is therefore ordered by the judge of said court, that all persons interested in the said estate of said William McDonough appear before the said court on the 7th day of December. 1898. at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m. of the said day, at the court room of said court at the court house In the city of Lewiston, county of Nez Perce state of Idaho, to show cause why an order should not be granted to the said O. D. Chillies to sell all of the real estate of the said Wil liam McDonough and that a copy of this order be t ubiished at least three successive weeks in the ewiston Teller, a newspaper printed and published . *-» ->*- " ty. 896. E. StooKEY, Probate Judge. —The Cash Flour and Feed store will exebauge flour fc ■ wheat, one sack of the blest patent flour for two bushels of wheat. Call at the store on the railroad grounds near the Silcott ferry. U Timber Culture, Final Prool.-Notlce lor Publication. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, Oct. 29, 1898. „ Notice is hereby given that Sarah A. K. Watson for the heirs of David Watson, (deceased) has filed notice of intention to make final proof . Land Office In Lewiston, Idaho, on Tuesday the 13th day of December, 1898 on timber culture application No. 760 for the sw qr ne qr w half se qr se qr se qr of section No. 23, in township No. 36 N, range He names as witnesses. John Risse, Charles Shaltz. James A. Vernon, all of Lewiston, Idaho, and Link Meador, of Asotin. Wash. J. B. West. Register. Timber Culture. Fluul Prool-Motice lor Publication. United States Land Office. Lewiston. Idaho. Oct. Notice is hereby given that Benjaman F. Rj«ve> has filed notice of intention to make final proof p fore U, S. Und Office at his office in Lewiston. Idaho, on Saturday the 3rd day of December. 1BW. on timber culture application No. 88 V *? r w tne J* û swsof section No. 8, in township No. 36 range No. 5 w. ___ He names as witnesses: Henry Rees, of Genese Idaho: John Madden, of Genesee. Idaho; John Risse. of Lewiston: John EBB.rson. o^ Liston.JjAiho. Notice lor Publication. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho. Oct. 31. 189tL Notice is hereby given that the M owing-".*^ settler has tiled notice of his intention to make nnai proof in support of his claim, aud that said P'oof w be made before U. S. Und Office a t Uwist on. ldaho. on Dec. is. 1898, vii: Florian L Beguehn for the nw qr sec 28. tp 33 n, range 3 w b m. He names the following witnesses to provehiscon tinuous residence upon and cultivation of. sa _ ' v.r: Joseph Heymen. of Slickppo. Idaho Thomas Sullivan, of Sllckpoo. Idaho: Alney C EIHoF . f Lewiston. Idaho; Samuel O. Oleson. of Forrest. U * t10 ' J. B. WEST. Register.