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THE CUV IN PARAGRAPHS
Jake Eichenberger has placed a fence around his prop ity on the hill Henry Grosteiii has moved into new residence ust completed on Adam* lane. Yesterday was the last day fin the pay ment of city taxes. The penalty added to the delinquent list is 5 jx*r cent. Mike Ketten has commenced the con struction of his new house on tin hill. 11c will build on the same lot just east of the house he formerly occupied. The buildire inspector is a busy man if he catches all th the reporter si o i Application for p< thick as leave- -.w V • ! • iew er's Iven twent health for several weeks and died from the ailments incident to old age The second floor of the 1. <>. <> F. building has practically been completed. The Odd Fellows held their first lodge meeting in the new room Tuesday night, and tbe Knights of Pythias held their improvements that his daily travels, it- must come as t | imbrosia. P. Scofield •! 1 at his home in this \V e diit - l t\ night. The deceased has 1 a resident of Lewiston for about i h is been in failing • the of is I regular nutting there Wedm « ■day night. The lodge room a» now oomph tied is one of the fittest in 1 lie state. A Northern l'acilie static. 11 lias just vith been established at Katuiah King as ageut Freight and passengers are still being delivered at Kamiali and Stuart by the const!uction trains. It is not known when the operating de part ment w ill take charge of llie road above Oroli no. Peter Spekker reached the city yester day from the Genesee » . untry, where he lias just completed the assessment. He will leave next week for the reservation to assist lus brother Ldward, who has liceti working there two weeks already. Mr. Sjxkkcr, the county assessor, thinks it will take all of May to complete the work in the county. The Old Kentvick ranch at the mouth of Ilatwai has l*ecn leased to L. G. Catup bell. The laud belongs to the Nathan Talent estate and has be en leised by the trustees, W. P. Hunt, M. L. Goldsmith and W. F. Kettenbach, to Mr. Campbell lor a term of four years. The ranch com prises 249 acres. 40 of which can lx* irri gated from Ilatwai creek and is magnifi cent fruit land. Judge Langford rt uorts the following business transacted. On the 29th tbe in fant son of Sarah PI inn w as legally adopted by Charlottu Helen Vinning. On Tuesday a default judgment was en tered against H. S. Wright in favor of J. F. Haligus The case of the Plano Man ufacturing Co. vs. A Stevenson and oth ers will come up for hearing today. This is a suit to recover on a note for f 175 on w hich one payment has been made. A Good Pointer. The j*.stuff.cc is the liest business IwrowcUr that any city can have, amt comparisons in the Lewiston office show that business is better this year than last, l'ostninster J. I,. Chapman fur nishes the figures in proof of this asser tion. During the quarter doling March 51, 1899, the receipts of the Lewiston office were $2064. Including Friday night's receipts the corresponding quar ter shows $,231x1 and the receipts of an other day will easily raise the amount to $2322, an increase of 12per cent over tile business of the corresponding quar ter of last year. The rank of the Lewis ton office will lie raised to the second class on July I, 1900. Postmaster Chap man will have his salary raised to fan», an addition of $31*1 to the present salary. The government will tln n furnish a mom and fixtures free to the postmaster. At present he furnishes his own equipment. I , j j j LEWISTON MILLING CO., Ltd. Largest Hour Mill in the State Manufactures Cl: NT UR Y 1900 PATENT, Cl.FAKWAThH STRAIGHT; Graham utu! Whole Wheat Hour made on burrs. Feed of all kinds m stock. All orders promptly tilled. Special Offerings FOR ONE WEEK BEGINNING TODAY Ladies' Dress Skirls Brocaded Silk Skirts, cut in the latest sty les, extra wide, full Lick. Actual val ue >7.50; for tills sale Bustles Wire Bustles,Satteencov «red. drab or hiuck, for this sale Children's Hose No. 36, Fast Black Bicycle Hose, the kind you have to | pay 25c for elsewhere; for this sale 3 pairs for Ladles' Handkerchiefs] Hemstitched w ith Fancy drawn Work Border inside the nrn hem, worth I2'..e, for /Kl 1 tin-.-.dc, 3 for Ll/U Tam Q'Stiarters The wind up of i<ur line nnn valu s from 5«x - to 75c; /Ul for this sale LUU Towels Special purchase of Ituck ir/i Towels, extra quality, JKI 16x19 inches, per pair |UU worth double Conn in and have a hs>k at our line of Ladies' neckwear and st'xk collars. They are strictly up to date and very cheap. The place to save money THE FAIR J Lewiston is rapidly approaching the standing of a free delivery office. If the receipts for the next quarter can reach $3000 an effort will !*• made to give the free delivery system to Lewiston. These figures indicate the steady growth of the city and are given as a pointer t«> its coli tinned prosperity. HERRES WINS THE CONTEST. Final Decision of the Secretary of tbe Inte rior (liteo in ffis Favor. Tlu* following telegram was from Washington, I». C., yesterday Secretary today affirmed commission er's decision, Sperry vs lierres. The above is with reference to tlu f case which arose w ith re n meut land at 11 as Dig can y de front muc h heard gard to 160 acres of gov | lc . mouth of what is kne von, on the Clearwater river. The case has gone through eve partaient of land office procedure the register and receiver at Lewiston to the secretary of the interior at Washing ton. It has been pending a number of years and several hundred dollars have been paid by the litigants. The length of time necessary to determine such mat ters is very burdensome, anti in the pres ent cast- if the hearing had not been made special it would have lieen muc h longer until it was ended than it has been. This is the end of the controversy so far as the title of the government is concerned. No other appeal can be taken, and while the delay has been a hardship and good faith litigation should if possible be more speedy, yet the present matter might have taken much longer had any such error been made by either the register and re- ! v ceiver of Lewiston or the commissioner of the general land office. A country can not lie developed without the title to its lands being settled, and the sooner this is done on the Ne/. Perce reservation the better for the county and state. Athletic Club Organizes I The members of the Lewiston Amateur , Athletic Association effected a perm incut j organization last night. Chas. Causey was elected president, Dr. Salshcrg vice president, Win. White treasurer and Otto j Rettenbach secretary. The club directors are R. C. Beach, II. C. Baughman, L. Koos, Chas. Itrcarley and Kd L. Wiggin. j Louis Roos is captain of the field s orts. The club rooms at present arc to lx- in the Squier building lately occupied by the Lewiston Ixittling works. A commit tee has lxen chosen to --elect the gymna sium apparatus. Collections will he made on the initiation fees Monday. From the outlook the club will la- in active opera tion about April 15. The present mem bership is about 60, hut applications are lieing received daily. Charges and Courtier Charges. There is trouble In the police force and Olllot rs Gilman anil Hutchiuson have Untitled hi their resignations. • 'barges were preferred ng ilust them by one Alex. Johnson. Tuesday night Johnson was arrested for disorderly conduct. When arraigned in court lie claimed that the police had robbed him of füii.fitl. At Johnson's trial K. <i. ('uminingH testitled that tile defendant was not drunk ut the time of hisarrest. Couticllmen Shall and Lake investi gated the charges made by Hit- defend ant and the result Is the lesignutioii of the officers, wlilcti will fake effect the 1st. Their sueoessors will 1«- a pointed Monday night nt the regular session of the council, when it Is nkely that the wliole thing will lx- discussed at length und the uiriiig of It promises loin- very Interesting reading Woodmen of the World. On Monthly night the Woodmen of the World will bold their first meeting in the new Odd Fellows' ball. They will ini tiate candidates and later in the evening will be joined by tbe ladies of the Wood men's circle and a big banquet and go time will be bad. A general invitation is extended to all members of l.K»tb orders to lx* present mid participate in the fes tivities. d j. I in F. v -1j e v Wrey, is in tbe Joe Day ne left for th ortiing train. W. F Stoddard of I ty on business. .1 G. Wright of Culdesac •ss in the city today. John Herris of Feck is doing busine before the local land office Math Jacobs of Kendrick has had busi ness in tbe district court to-day. A S. Butterfield returned yesterday from a two-days trip to tbe Drofino country. Mr. Mack < «amnion left this morning for a week's visit with relatives in l'ull ninii, Wash. Mr. Dean of th»* firm of ILmeyinan & I Kan of Fletcher, was doing business in the city this week. Zach McCall, summoned as a witness in tbe Taunahil! case, returned to bis home near Lelaml today. II. FI. Heppuer passet! through Lewis ton yesterday en route from Portland to the mining districts above. Ralph Iiendix, representing tbe Mark F. Jones & Sons Music Co., has been can vassing in the Lewiston and Asotin coun tries this week. H. Whittcd of Steele, is in tbe city serving on the regular jury. He has served on every jury yet drawn and was foreman on tbe Tannahill jury. Newton Hihi lav, and left this morning on the Drofino train to examine some min ing properties upon tbe Middle Fork. Less than a dozen Lewiston people went to Sjxtkane yesterday to bear Hryan. Among tbe number were Mrs. \V. C. Frit ter and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Leeper, Den F. Morris, I\. I*. Dorris and A. L. Jamison. J. II Lewis of Ne/peice arrived in tbe city Wednesday en route to Portland,Or. Mr. Lewis will take a three months' course of dentistry at tbe Oregon Dental College. Mr. Lewis was formerly a member of tbe firm of Galbraith & Lewis of this city. J. O. Barbour and wife returned from their camping trip on tbe upper Snake yesterday afternoon. They reached the city in a small boat after a three weeks' trip. Mr. harbour was engaged in do ing assessment work on some of his min ing claims near tbe Imnalia district. ! i ! I j Recorder's Office. Tin- foll-iwing busine»» was traus aeted in the recorder's office since our last issue : Kva K. Minima-and liusinnd toMin nie M. Kjo j , warranty deed to lot Band west hall ol lot t, block 4*1; considera tion $700. K. V. Niehol» and wife to trustees of Woodmen of the World of Ne/qien-e, warranty deed to lot 1, block CO, in the town of Ne/,|x>ree. United States patents were issued to M. M. Jones and Itobe.t Hope. John Nichols tiled mining location notices to four claims in Ness Perce county. District Court. Very little business outside of the Taniinliill ease was transacted this week. On the 2illh the case of Sallie Parish vs. Win. (4. Parish came on to I»- heard. There was no ap|iearauce of I be defendant and a decree of di voice was grants«! as prayed for. Ou the 30th the ease of James H. Evans and wife and others vs. ( 'lias, (liven was dismissed on motion of de fendant. plaintiffs having failed to lile an amended complaint. The ease of the State ol Idaho vs. J110. (layer will come up for heurirg today. continued from page 1 Mounce, current expense fund, $66. September 16, 1898, favor of Joseph Druck ma 11, for grand jury service, $ 19 50 June 5, 1897, favor of D. M. Gentry, for care of J. H. Huntington, f 18. April 21, 1897, favor of W. S. and \Y. G. Phillips, for care of K. W. Wright, $54. April ai, 1897, favor of Eioneer bindery, for supplies, f6o. Mr. TaunahilDs own story Is substan tially as follows: When the commission ers authorized the first warrant he drew that and sold it to Bell & Bollinger, to gether with one drawn to J. J. Pulse, and sent his own personal check for f6j 30 to Pulse in payment. The witness then stated that he went to Walm and during his absence the commissioners reconsid ered their action and allowed the remain der of the bill. On his return, when lie j bail learned the action of the board, he j drew the second warrant. He thought that when Dr. Stockton called in Noveni* j ed from Grange • vjmr/— • ih 011 the ; is ill the imng husi ! g business j COMING AND GOING Hart north and tier no one was present but Mr. Horn-! atlay, who did not know of the addi tional allowance made by the board. The alleged genuine warrant is dated July 30 and the alleged forged one July 20, and the witness was questioned re tending the cause of the different «lates. He said that when he drew the warrant for the second allowance he went to the stub of the warraut already issued for reference, and as the date was somewhat dim lie tiia«le an err«>r ami wrote "Julv 20" instead of July 30. He said he numbered the warrants the ■; v were issuei1 10 »be lie same purpose. The! j same because they same person for the second warrant was rna.lc'ouTm' Rg' Stockton, because that was the title on I tlic bill presented. The stub of the first warrant did not show the name and he went to the hill for reference. When asked regarding the registering of the warrant he said Richard Steen deputy auditor, checked from the warrant stub IxHik into the register amt presumably, not knowing of the duplicate warrant, only took the date and number of the first one. He said that when he wrote the second warrant tie took the blankout of tlie hack of the IxKik.asit was the only I place to get it. He explained the numbering of county 1 warrants and how, through loaning the ! ! from the judge, as excused jurors not entitled to fees. That Mr. Reid j brought tbe matter up for Drockinan and j the other jurors, and that under the in structions from the court he iTannahill i had issued a warrant for the mileage ami ; i one day's attendance; that Brockman hail, on the Sunday night preceding, met him in the courthouse.and asked him fo r a loan of f s. That two of the other | ! jurors had made the same request. That I he had gone to Dell & Bollinger, warrant j j scalpers, and obtained the loan for them, j land later, when the court allowed the to of to 30 lie he unt, he had d cashed the same, reimbur: the amount loaned Brockman anti sent him the residue. The ex-county commissioners—J. L. Armstrong, L. L. Darker and Z. McCall —when placed upon the s'audgave testi mony to the general effect that the sec ond allowance had been authorized by them to avoid a suit threatened by Dr. Stockton. In reference to the Mounce warrant Mr. Armstrong testified that after buying the first forty cords of wood from Mr. Mounce they had decided to take two more carloads, for w hich they authorized the auditor to draw a warrant. Mr. Tannahill testified that he had re ceived authority from Mr. Mounce to re j ceipt fot the warrant and cash it, pay himself wfiat Mr. Mounce owed him and apply the remainder on taxes. The evi dence of I. H. Trucsdale was introduced to corroborate the evidence of Mr, Tan nahill regarding the Brockman wrrrant. In the arguments for the state Attor ney Johnson laid special stress upon the weak points of the defense, citing facts the testimony to support his argu ment. The fact that such a volume of important business should have been transacted without a scratch of record was in itself suspicious; the discrepancy between dates and names was dwelt upon, and the circumstance of the failure of the stubs and registration books showing the regular issuance of the war rant in question. The fact also that the check to Dulse, bore the date of April 3 in payment of a bill allowed July 30 and passed to the payee through tbe bank some time in August was viewed askance by the state's attorney, who closed the case. J. \V. Reid and Judge Morgan ar gued the case for the defendant, review ing the testimony and insisting that the defense had established a line of proof which vindicated the action of the de fendant ami cleared him from the al leged forgeries. This view prevailed in the minds of the jury and their verdict is the result. Free Homesteads. Editor Teu.KR : The free home stead question is non-partisan and should be kept out of polities, inas much as all parties have declared in favor of it. The letter published in the Tribune of Wednesday morning's issue from Senator Pet tigrew seems an e ffort to make po litical capital. A brief history of the acts of congress on this meas ure is as follows : Prior to 1S60 the republican party had made an effort to secure the passage of a free homestead law and finally secured it, but James Buchanan vetoed the measure. As soon as the republican party came into power under the admin istration of Abraham Lincoln the measure became a law, and contin ued in force until the Grover Cleve land administration repealed it, The next republican platform de manded its restoration. It passed a republican House, was amended and passed the Senate by a vote as follows: IN FAVOR OF IT. Republicans.........................19 Democrats............................. 9 AGAINST IT. Republicans......................... 1 Democrats............................. 10 It became tied tip in a conference committee about the time war measures were being considered and failed to become a law. Con ditions are now favorable for action and the people demand it. Senator Pettigrew in his letter to machine to outside concerns, the mistake in numbering the warrants had occurred by not changing tin* machine back after It had been returned. He denied that the word "void " written on the stub of the warrant issued to Brockman was in ; i,j s handwriting or that of his denudes. He Stated that Brockman had come in as :t grand juror and had requested the court to excuse him; that the said grand juror had come to his office demanding ! his pay , that some one in his office, not ° 1 "' ,jf tin- authorized deputies, had told j him that lie would have to get an order allowed the he warrant, I himself for a till; tree hill ♦ hoTrihu.iü «.r 1 * tile 1 H DU lie 8a\ S. I intent! to ofltT homestead atl amendment to the Indian .appro priation hill in the Senate." Why not offer it on its own merits, with lm,i;», f T if «... »1 out loading It on to an\ other measure, and give each party a chance to make a record either for or against the Hill ? This play to the galleries for the re- ! P lir P ose of winning applause will Uot return any member to congress ! in the Coming campaign of HjOO ! A11 parlies pledged to free homes for 4 , * , , » t „ * " U ' St T ^ M tl ' e,r P ,ed S eS before *-fose of the present session of ; congress, or be held amenable to! their constituents. A majority of ! both .ranches of congress say they wiI1 V °' C fot " if consideration can ,)e bat L but can »ot consider it until reported by the Rules committee, The Rules committee sa> no apjdi cation has been made for a day to ' i , . . ™" SuUr ' Thc democratic minority of ,lle Ru,cs committee say they could not submit it, the majority* must do it. The majority all want to do it, but have not iieen asked to do it. Now it might Just as well he tiu derstood that the people have dele gated several congressmeu with authority to ask that just this par ! titular measure tie considered ; and j j ; | Dethel, agent. j j All kinds of green_yegetables a to Insist on getting Centura' Patent of your grocer if you want to make white ail or fancy pastry. We will sell the stock of fishing tackle recently purchased of the Clearwater Ci gar and News Co., at cost. White Bros. —Wildenthaler delivers fresh bread twice a day all over the city. Leave orders with the delivery man for groceries. —The place to get a nice, home cooked lunch, is at the Free Reading Room, opposite Damas block, west Main street Ladies welcome. Just received, a large consignment of codfish, salt mackeud, herring, and sal mon. Also smoked bloaters, rolled Hoi- . land herring, anchovies, caviar, French and American sardines at Russell's gro eery. 44-tf Will sell for cash, frame store building, one hundred feet of shelving, forty feet of counters, prescription case and sixteen show cases. Will sell separately or to gether, to suit purchaser. 45 2w' Dknt & Bt'Ti.ER. —The Lewiston Furniture & Undertak ing Company are still at work unpacking and arranging their goods for inspection. They will have the completest line of fur niture and undertaking goods in the state. Give them a call when you need anything in their line. 50 zt if it is not done, some of these will he asking the people to return them to congress and the people will not do it, but will send other men in stead with courage enough toa.sk for consideration ol a bill that ap parently__every congressman is so; anxious to vote for. An effort to shift tile responsibility from one party to another, when all parties are pledged alike ou this measure, will not pass current for a reason able excuse in this year of our Lord IQOO. Truly yours, J. N. SrAC y Lewiston, March 28 Cauliflower at W hitt* Bros. Wm. F. Galbraith, Dentist, three doors west of postoffice. (»reell peas at White Bros. 191x1 Rambler on exhibition. J. II. Asparagus at W lute Dros All kinds of green vegetables received at White Bros, each Tuesday and Friday. „ , , z- ». —See our Fast window before buying your parlor carpets. D. J. McGilvery.48 2t Our Clearwater flour Is well known as a bread maker. Lewiston Milling Co. Ltd. —Wildenthaler's, headquarters for all kinds of Schilling's Best goods. —Cream and Swiss cheeses a new oice this week at Wildenthaler's. —Gold Medal lea, the choicest blend on the market at Wildentlialer's. —Cudahy's Celebrated Rex brand ot hams and bacon at Wildenthaler's. If you want your lots plowed and graded satisfactory, call 011 Jacob Shar rah. 44 8t Cat CLEAN UP Clean up your yards and alleys lx*fore April i. Section 26 and 27 ordinance No. 259. By order board of health. Chas. C. Phillips, M. D., Health Officer. W. PL Dknny, Marshal. 49-31 Wm. F. Galbraith, Dentist, three doors west of postoffice. A front offic block. FOR RENT, room in tile Wihlenthaler S. WH.DKNTHAl.ER. —McGilvery received shipment Car pet Matting, Linoleum anil Oil Cloth this week. 48 2t Why not have linoleum on your kitchen Boor when McGilvery lias sucti pretty designs? 48-21 FOR SALE. House amt lot 130 foot front on Snake River avenue. S. Wii.df.nthai.kr. LADIES, Buy your home-made Bread, Doughnuts, etc., at the Woman's Exchange, tf Cheap Wood at Porter's. Dry slab wood at Porter's mill, cut in stove lengths, $3 per cord ; dry cordwood at #4.50 vier coni. L. A. PORTER. FOR SALE. Fletcher Hotel. Doing a fair business. Good reasons for selling. Address John Biklby, Fletcher, Idaho. REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES At a meeting of the Republican Executive Con tnittee for Nrz Derce county, held at Lewis!«* March 29. 19U0, it was orJereJ that at the polling places used in the last election in each prec Sei Perce county there be held Republican prima ries between the hours of 4 o'clock and 0 o'clock p. the 21 st day of April. 1900, for the selection of delega'es to attend a county convention, to be held ! at Lewiston, Idaho, April 28. 1900. at 1 o'clock p. for the purpose of selecting delegates to represent atl this county at the coming (national) state conven ; Xnj ^frc^n,'i:n n i.,'Boi« e V u g'&ÛÏÙ : i? : ' the G. A. K. hall be used in West Lewiston precinct j The precincts will be all«*wed the following repre a ! w«1'uwiston.............. 17 Fletcher............... ..6 Fast Lewiston............. 12 Central Ridge..........*2 in man y ..................... 3 Ne* Perce............. 7 ^ Waha........................ 3 B>g Canyon............t Mason......................... 3 Clearwater . ; fa* j 4 utSI' , C.tuSpO B ' orJer u< the i 1 of to! of ) ROOM 39 a I W L r O. ZINN - Stenographer 'phone no Third Floor Adams Block LEWISTON, IDAHO rVW5FWVWW > > > > > ► ► Money to Loan on good Farm,«» Security j* „»* Terms Easy***'* APPLY TO D. W. GREENBURG, Lewiston, Idaho Office with Idaho In restaient ha tiki ng t unipu uy * * •K~ J. ALEXANDER POINTER No. I A small leak will sink a great ship." «j '"I 5 and 25< There is nothing that will bankrupt a farmer quicker than buying too much machinery. There is nothing that will make him more prosperous than the right kind oflabor saving ma chiner} - bought at a reasonable price. The Ncz Perce Implement Company has moved to the well known stand in the old Masonic building, near the brewery. A carefully selected lot of machinery and farm implements has been bought, suitable to the needs of the farmers of this vicinity. An effort has been made to save money on freights aud on the purchase price, sc that we are enabled to sell at the low est possible figure. The NEZ PERCE IMPLEMENT CO. A. D. GRIIMAN, MANAGER TKL. n 7. Lewiston Meat Market, FISCHER-THOMPSON COMPANY, Props. Dealers. In. All. Kinds. of. Meats. POULTRY AND GAME IN SEASON. Highest price paid for live stock. Courteous treatment Prompt de.ivery. Ketteubaeh building, Lewiston, Idaho. T T »J, wH m rvv SEE-C^^ J. H. BETHEL'S DIAMONDS. WATCHES. JEWELRY MtvDv WARE. CUT GLASS. Etc . Etc., if you »re 1 k ing for a present. ENGRAVING in Script. Homan. Hl.sk UU * « « lish and Fancy. 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