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's.l.rd*», 1 The Lewiston Teller. I T wice-a» Week. ; j Wednesday . . I . . Saturday. VOU'^E 2Ï. LEWISTON, IDAHO, NOVEMBER 8. 1899 NUMBER III '■S' School Books, Tablets ,„ d School Supplies. DENT & BUTLER, Druggists. § Telephone 15 1 1 have just I received a L... lam selling [ them cheaper \ than they I were ever f sold here he f fore and in I vite your in spection of them. r^F V V VV» V TJ ~ WVWWV V « Studebaker Brothers' 4 .* .* .* J» ^ Spring Wagons, Buggies, Hacks, GEO. W. J FLETCHER j Successor 4 ,o jj Made especially for Idaho C. C. Bunnell ^ < < < Trade. ^ J 4 - .<v A A JVZV/V AAA AAAA2 SHQES... Headquarters for Rubbers For Men's Winter Wear Vised Calf, Nova Scotia Seal, Seal Grain, Box Calf. Storm Calf, Kangaroo Calf. For Ladies' Winter Wear Titan Calf. Willow Calf, Box Calf, Chrome Calf. High Cut, Ami ill short, tiling in the shoe HASTINGS & BUTTERFIELD. The Tax Cases. The appeal to the District Court from j the Boar«l of Hqualizatiou by the mer chants of this city was among the most important cases of the term just closed. | The case of J. 1 *. Vollmer and company was submit ted as a test of the law princi- ' pits involved. | In this case the plaintiff sought a re* Auction ot the valuation of his property 1 as fixed by the assessor and the Board of • Equalization hv appeal to the court, j Messrs. Ilalsey, Culver & Johnson and 1 County Attorney Hanford represented | the county, and J. K. Babb appeared for the plaintiff. The Court overruled the general de murrer on the ground of jurisdiction at the beginning. Later in the cases a kin dred point was raised in the form of an objection. Mr. Johnson contended that questions of value of property for pur poses of taxation could not be determined by the courts, that this function belonged to the legislative department ot the State and not to the judiciary. This construc tion of the law was accepted by the Court and the objection was sustained This practically ended the suit so far as the district court is concerned. The case will 1 « appealed. The lawyers say this is a new law issue in Idaho and if Ju»lge Steele is sustained by the higher court it will become an important precedent Tbe suit grew out of the increased valu ation placed on stocks of merchamlise throughout the couuty by Assessor Spek *erand the Hoard of Equalization. Another test case was the suit of the !»nk against the county. I11 this instance intricate questions of law are involved. The Court took this case under advise ment. Election Returns. Ohio is n ported to have gone Republi 1:111 yesterday by at Hint 30,000 majority. N'ew York city gave the Tammany a majority of about 40,000. The i ! Strie Legislature will be Republican by * l » r ü«r majority than that of last year. Nebraska was carried by the Fusionists ! •iv about 10,000. Kentucky went Republican. | Massachusetts gave- the Republicans ' 60,000majority, | Maryland, Democratic 10,000. New Jersey, Republican 20,000. South Dakota, Republican 8,ooo. , <owa, Republican 60,000. j Pennsylvania, Republican 120,000. j So» 1 'raucisco elected a Democratic 1 Mayor. ! 1(rnvi ' r and Arapahoe county went j Democratic. j Salt i ak- n • uake City went Republican. J W. Poe, S O. Tannahill and R. B. 'Li's went to the mountains today to rick ilata f or a winter stock of bear •hule». ! A $10,000,000 Mine One of the greatest mining companies operating in Idaho is the Trade Dollai Consolidated M. & M. Co., whose yast holdings are located at Silver City, Owy hee county, consisting, with the recent purchase of the Black Jack property, of Florida Mountain in its entirety, which j s three miles in length w ith an average width of half a mile, nearly every foci 0 f which is richly mineralized, the tw precious metals predominating. Th Silver City Avalanche refers thus to the plan of consolidation: "Detailed plans j mark for working the consolidated mines hav not been matured, or, if so, are not made public. General development, which is now under way, consists of the Leopard crosscut from tile east and the Dewey crosseut from the north. The forme tunnel lias a present length of about 1200 feet, ami is probably the biggest enter prise of its kind on the coast. It fur uishes employment to 22 men, and i 7x8 feet in tlie clear. Completed to the outh end line of the consolidated com pany's holdings, it will have a length of 17,500 feet, or over three miles. The first 4000 feet will be crosscut, and the balance a drift 011 the ledge. This tunnel will cut below the deepest Black Jack work ings by nearly 300 feet; at the apex of the mountain it will have a depth of 1700 feet, and at the Blaine office it will lie 500 feet underground." Truly a great mine is the Trade Dollar, witli an annual dividend-paying capacity of $400,000, with a prospect, with its new ground, of swelling 'liât figure to the million dollar The Trade Dollar is a matchless property, worth f 10,000,000, from which came the wealth to build the Boise, Nampa & Owyhee railroad, and from whose rich resources is to come the nec essary money to extend that railway line north from Nampa to the big timber lielt on the Payette river. The dauntless Colonel Dewey's persistent efforts not only made possible the enormous pre cious metal output of Florida mountain i mg Washington county wealthy in material assets and rich 111 ! general prosperity Weiser Record but the 15 . N. Jfc O. railroad and other relative enterprises of more or less value ! to Idaho. The history of the Trade Do! lar very neatly illustrates what the great | Seven Devils copper mines, when tlior ' ouglily developed, will do toward mak | i„ L r Washington county incomparably to city , , L. Delsol has rendered final account as administrator of the estate of Baptiste Kscude. The receipts amounted to *8000 The unexpended balance of the estate was distributed to heirs of deceased 111 France. . Sheriff McLean of Idaho county passed through the city yesterday enroute to Wallace after some suspected cattle thieves Mrs R. c. Beach is visiting in Walla Walla. No New Cases of Smallpox. The Teller is authorized by the city health officers to stftte that there has not l>een a new case of smallpox in the city for eight days. They regard the danger of the disease becoming epidemic as past. There is absolutely no cause for alarm at | this tune. Schools Ail Closed. The city board of health met at 2 p. tn. yesterday and ordered the closing of 'the I schools and forbid public assemblies generally for a period of thirty days. I This hoard is composed of three council ShalT, I.ake and Russell and four) private citizens, Cooper, Kroutinger, Boston and Krb; of the couneilmen Rus sell voted for the order and ShafT and I Lake voted against it. The private] citizens all voted for the order. The | city authorities were instructed to en-| force the order without favor. Death of J. N. Williams. James M. Williams,father of Mrs. W. C. Fritter, died suddenly at his »laughter's home Sunday al>out 2 p m. of heart ] failure. Thus closed a life well rounded out toward the appointed three score and. ten, a life true to its purpose! and strong in its strife. Those whose pleasure it was to know Mr. Williams intimately can testify as to his sterling character. Old age found him well ripened, sound to the core, serene and] sell reliant. He looked back over a life ell spent, at peace with the world con tent to let the years bring the reward of I ell earned restfulness. Mr. Williams was born in Albion, 111 .,] Jan. 1.1834. But his life was spent tn in Flora, 111 ., where he was engaged in the hardware business. Then on ac count of ill health Mr. Willims left the I Illinois home and removed to Aurora Springs, Mo. This home was broken up] by the death of Mrs. Williams ami Mr. Williams came to Weiser, Idtdio, to re sale with his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Stewart. Last spring he came to Lewis -1 ton to make his home with Mrs. Fritter. ! Besides Mrs. Fritter ami Mrs. Stewart he leaves two other daughters, Mrs. McBride and Mrs. S. L. Bay senge r, of Missouri, also a brother, lion. Geo. A. Williams, of 111 . City Council Meeting The City Council met in regular ses iiii last Monday. All present. Justice McConkey reported seven trials >r violation of city ordinances and fine ollected to the am. mut of #30.50. Justice Sweet reported twenty trials lid #73 collected as fines. The treasurer's report was read and a balance of #2835.50 was on hand. Mr. Oleson ol Palouse, an agent for gasoline street lamp, asked the council to consider the proposition of lighting the city by this means. Mr. Cottier asked the council to con sider a system of sanitation for the city. The subject was referred to the health committee to lie considered at a ailed meeting on Tuesday afternoon Health officer Johnson made a lengthy eport on the subject of the prevailing smallpox scare. He recommended that the newspapers publish full reports of Hie extent of tlie disease in the city. He advised that tlie conditions did not jus. tify the closing of the public schools. The conditions were not alarming the disease was not epidemic. He said there were six cases in tlie pest house and two rivatc houses were quarantined. The cases of disease oceuring ill the city were generally from the out side. There was 110 probability of the disease liecoming epidemic at this time as it is well under control. The only precaution necessary was hearty co-operation on the part of the people with the city officials and strict compliance with the vaccination ordinance Dr. Shnff argued that there was 110 cause for alarm, that the schools should not 1* closed only close vigilance and strict quarantine measures were de . manded at this time. Tlie council however passeil a resolu tion calling attenlion of the hoard of health to the existence of the disease in our midst and recommending some heroic measures to secure immunity from an epidemic. The measure was opposed and a tie vote resulted. The mayor, when it was explained that the resolution was only advice for the board of health to consider, voted for the resolution. mlier of private citizens appeared I* fore the council and discussed the situa tion in reference to measures to guard against the introduction of tlie disease from lieighlioriiig tow ns and the spread of tlie disease at home. It was the gen eral opinion that undue alarm had been nduccd by exaggerated reports. The disease is very mild, not a single death having occurred in the valley from the disease; not even a serious case having occui red. A railroad doctor reported that be had treated 186 cases in the various railri ad camps since last spring and that not a single death had occurred The usual monthly bills were passed Tlie Giffin Judgment was presented to the council for payment but was placed oil tlie table for later consideration. The lialance claimed as due on tlie judgment was #744.80. The citv attorney advised payment as the amount seemed to g*-t bigger all the time. __ The jolly old pioneer, Dutch Jake Goetz, was a member of the Spokane delegation of Foresters which visited this city yesterday. ! VIGOROUS VALUES IN FOOTWEAR Must be had in this weather. You need the kind that will stand the rain and the kind that will keep dampness from the feet on account of I he wet sidewalks. You need the kind that will fit jour feet. Now, if yon leel this way al>out your feet coverings, we are the people from whom you ought to buy your foot wear. We have that particu lar kind of shoes and we un dertake to fit you properly to a pair of shoes. Will you give us the opportunity? WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU ! ! Ladies' Welts Just the thing for street and school. Thick soles. Flex ible as a turned. Low cut or buttoned. High tops. Tan or black. They look a little mannish, hut they are the style, and it will l>e all right for you to wear 'em. $ Rubbers to fit if 'em you want Children's Welts Thick .substantial soles,warm, comfortable-looking,ami sen sible foot wear for the little one's feet. If you eet this kind for your little giTÎ for sehend wear her stockings will lie nice ami dry when she re turns, even though the walks are damp. They don't c<*t any more than the old-fash ioned kind. We have all sizes, 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 2. The prices are 1 00 1 25 1 50 1 75 Rubbers for any one of 'em Boys' Welts Are as sensible as they are in ladies' or men's wear. They, too, need a thick sole. Many times they run out in the rain and no ruhiiers. The result is wet feet. Get your iioy a pair of our thick-soled shoes for this time of year and the result will lie satisfactory to you and your boy. Black or tan, 13 to 2 and 2)4 to 514. Rubbers for this line also to be had Men's Welts You men know very well that the cold weather is just around the corner. We have pre pared for your feet as never liefore in this city. Come in here any day ami allow your feet to l>e fitted to one of our water-proof high or low top shoes either .calf or vici lined. Our shoes are much l»etter f we hear outsiders say, than they ever dreanietl of seeing. They are stiprisc«! to see such lines of goods carried, ami the prices are happy revelations. $ Rubbers, too,if you must have 'em di til O. A. KJOS, Wholesale and Retail Up Snake River. The steamer Norma made her second weekly trip to Wild Goose island last Sunday. Agreeably to some whim of those who controlled the boat the sfkrt made at 8 a. tn. after licing adver tised to start at 7. This little steamer has a romantic his-, tory. She was constructed on tlie upper Snake near Huntington several years ago,'and made the run ot Hell canyon iu high water to escape her prison and seek a field of usefulness. She is a staunch craft. She climbs the rapids of Snake equal to if not lietter than the Spokane, lier pretentious sister. The Norma stemmed tlie current of the Snake with out a liobhle from Lewiston to Wild Goose. It was a surprise that n steam boat could pass Teumile, Couse Creek, Buffalo Rock and Grand Rotule rapids without lining. Tlie Norma answered every liell on this run. If the captain had known the channel and had the courage to speed her stie would have made the round trip of 70 miles in seven hours. As it was, she failed to make the run in daylight. She was laid up for the night at dark at the mouth of Teumile creek, u miles above Lewiston. The average Lcwistouian docs not re alize that a section of water course as grand as there is 111 the world lies within a day's run of Lewiston. We have al ways lieen proud of the Clearwater, hut the beauties of the Snake have iicen neg lected. Tlie Grand Canyon of Colorado is not grander than the Snake in a dis tance of 50 miles from Lewiston. Tlie average resilient of Lewiston per haps observed nothing remarkable on the Sunday trip till we arrived at Asotin. The morning sun had just broken through tlie fog that made the early morning gloomy as we approached this little town The splendor of autumn rolor richer than any artist's blending flooded the whole valley. The pretty homes seemed to nestle in bowers made of curtains that had lieen dropped from sun-dyed clouds at the opening of many autumn days. Asotin is suggestive 01 rest and luxury, and the new glow of an autumn morning distills a honeydew that intoxicates the soul nnd drives away tlie t .ought of toil and sorrow. Palisade made of interlaced columns of lia salt stand like the rocks of Gibraltar along Snake river. The whipping of waves 011 tlie rapids, the sighing seething currents and the rolling of tlie whirl pools suggest that these everlasting wails imprison the lmd stream. Ill tlie recess of the rocky banks are lomestlc scenes. Orchards and viuc ds fill nooks on the bunks. There Is unpretentious house that might have lieen tlie home of Paul and Virginia, The fragrance of rii>e fruit comes from the shore like a memory of home, The whistle sounds the boat lands, for wliat b get a bucketful of jersev cream from the farm of Lou Jorgens. The products of this orchard and dairy are not the only wonders of this 1100k in the wall of Snake river canyon. The homestead is founded upon sands of gold. When oc casion suits the thrifty owner of this farm washes gold from the sand to re plenish his exchequer. This saml and this gold is replenished by each succeed ing season of high water. The Snake river's rocky beaches were once the scene of active placer mining Millions of tons of sand and rocks have lieen moved about, thrown in heaps and built into critis above the water's edge The gold that had been ground from tlie quartz ledge by tlie mills of the Gods was sluiced tluough tlie canyons und gathered on the natural riffles of rock in the thousands of years before tlie modern placer miner came to make the clean up. The tailings are now being worked over and over by man and the mill of nature is filling new riffles for future generations below the present water level. One natural rock riffle is pointed out which gathered #3000 to be cleaned up by a lucky miner in 1863 Buffalo Rock is one- landmark of th route. A romance is woven aliout th place. The basalt formation rises here and the primary granite crops. Tlie plane surface of tlie walls invited tlie In dian to paint rude pictures thereon. Out lines of the buffalo are seen on many of tlie sections of rock walls. The story goes that a party of Nez Perces captu young brides in warfare with the tribes beyond the Rockies and held them captivity in this secluded spot until they became reconciled to ttieir new lords, While the squaws grieved for their ol home they gave expression to their gi by picturing the typical coat-o( arms their lost trilie on the rocks in tills land that never knew the buffalo. These pic tures gave the name to this landmark At tlie mouth of Grande Ronde rive the valley widens as if to invite the builder of a village or ]a-rhaps a great city. There is not a habitation in sight Some hoodoo seems to have kept pro gressive man away from tills spot, which nature seems to have designed for a com niercial^Mlter. Here at the junction two great rivers, in the midst of a settle ment, is a wilderness undisturbed man. No wagon toad approaches the I mouth of Grande Ronde, and even, the J trails have lieen vacated since Chief | Joseph's Italians were compelled to re- j lire from the locality. Just above the Grande Ronde we enter the marble and lime district. Mountains j by of wliite marble glisten in thv sunshine * . . and await the qumryman, and perhaps Jlhe sculptor a little later. 1 We weie in the mineral belt r r rta Sheet Music Are the rages "I Loved You Once, I Scorn You Now." Song. "Hello, Ma ltaby." Song. "The Moth and the Flame." Song. "I Guess I'll Have to Telegraph My Baby." Song. "Dreaming." Song. "Wedding of the Winds." Waltz. "Whistling Rufus." Cake Walk "A Warming Up in Dixie." Cake Walk. Etc. Etc. Ete. Come in aud look them THATCHER & KLING. W. S. RESTAURANT THE BEST OF EVERYTHING Burnam & Herring. . i nf , DISC,-SHOE-AND - HOE-DRILLS SUCCESSFUL FARMERS AKK USING SUPERIOR > I ILLS ADVANCE Grain Cleaners And ators ARK THK BEST FANNING MILLS MADE. Canton Plows are Still Favorites. CASH HARDWARE STORE time we left Buffalo Rock The primary , formation, wherever it is not buried by j the lava overflow, along this division of tlie Snake river region is seamed with ledges that ta-ar copper, gold and silver. We had, however, hut fairly entered the mineral lieft. \\ hen we reached our des titration. Very flue samples of ore wire; brought aboard by tlie prospectors whom we fourni in camp at Wild Gi~>se Rapid Their stories ami the rich ore exhibited caused some excitement, and tlie captain was implored to remain over night to afford an opportunity to examine the prospects. Tlie journey ended at the foot of Wild Goose Rapid. This barrier to our pro gress consists of a narrow defile through which the volume of Snake river's flood rushes in a mad torrent. The encroach ing rocks heap the rushing water into a ridge of white, whipping waves that rise in the middle of the stream lour feet above water's edge at the beach. Con tending currents are thrown into the middle of the channel with such force that tlie waves moan, heave and la at like sea monsters at war with only a veil of foam to hide their hideous forms. Tlie g>-cat volume of water is not only throw u into a narrow space by the rugged liowi dtrs, hut a fall of about five feet in 200: I occurs at this point. These conditions J create a force that is treme ndous. It is | estimated that active power in this sec j tion of 200 feet of the river would turn) all the mills iu four Northwestern States. This barrier of travel has abut up in j tlie Snake river canyon mil i of water «hat is like a lake and of unfatliomed depth. The bunks alone this grand sec tu £ of , gr „ ni , rjv , * - 1 bluffs, in am tty plue» the'trji, wi:V. u -• t nr perpendicular hundreds of feet rv v^vyy y vyymvmvvvm* i Eastman's Kodaks. Are the only kind you will not get tired of. No complication. Loaded : in : broad daylight. Warranted to ne the best. 11 Prescriptions a Specialty. L Catalogue for asking AA AAAiW l ft AAA J* AAAAAA/Ni* 4 Roads or Streets. •hake of n e tixed up Ins, to lie "in the game,' And Neighbor Robinson did the same; j And soon every house holder in town [ Was trying Ins best to ' beat out Brown." Aud now, when the town committee *'There," sai«I Brown, with his head, "I've painted the house and the barnami shed ! The fence lias been fixed, and the lawn's l>cen mowed, But I tie wish the town would fir up that road. It's a shame, I call it, just plain and flat, That we have to drive over roads like that ! I'll wail no longer. I'll start to-day Ami fix my part of it anyway.'* Now Brown was one of those fellows who, When they start a thing, just "rush it through. ' ' And u week ur two after, as Neighbor Jone» Was driving home w ith his pair of roans, Brown's road was dry, while his own, next door. Was mud to the depth of a foot or more. "By George," said Jones, "I'll let Brown see That I can build roads as well as he!'* Now, Neighbor Smith, who livid below, Saw Jones repairing his road, and so meets To talk of roads, they call them "streets.'* —Irrigation Age. » * Mai k Means, the Gentle mire tant, >1 City.