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The I eiuiiiAn Toller
ine i-ewislon 1 tiler. i C. A. FORKSMAN, Publisher. TLLfcPHOM 26 Entered at the Lewiston Paste >tfice as second class mail matter. One year in advance............ ...# 2.50 Six mouths..... ..... 15" Three uiojiths.......................... ..... -75 Officiäl^aper of Ncz Pcrcc County A growth of our foreign com merce from $1,000,000,000 in 1X72 to $2,000,000,000 in 1900 is re markable, and an increase of oui exports from $4 14 000,000 in 1872 to $1,227,000,1«)') in 1899 is even mote striking, but this growth is insignificant when compared with the commerce on the gteat lakes. The foreign commerce bf the United States has doubled >i»ce | .872 and the exports have trebled j dming that period. During the j same time the tonnage of vessels j commerce passing through the .Mary's Falls canal increased [ St. Mary from 914.375 registered tons in ; 1872 to 21,958,847 to ts in 1899, the increase having been over 2000 1 per cent, as against an increase of 100 per ceut. in total foreign com- j merce and 200 per cent in exports. The percentage of freight carried by Canadian vessels, which in 1887 was 7 per cent of the total was in 1898 only 22 per cent, j The value of Canadian cralt j passing this point was in 1887 $2,089,400, and in 1898 $2,491,900; whtle that of American craft, which iu 1887 was $17,684,550, was in 1898, $5,199.800, the value ot Ca nadian craft having increased less than 25 per ceut, while that of American had nearly trebled. With this increase in tonnage and busi ness comes an iqtially striking de crease in freight rates, the cost of traus]>ortatiou per tun per mile having falling from 5 3 mills in 1887 to.79 of one mill in 1898. It an impression lurks in the mind of any person in Niz Perce county that the Teller was prompted to adopt and pursue the course it deemed right and just in the Taunaliill and other matters ''pertaining to the county's wellare, from personal motives, then we say to such minds be disabused of your etror. It has been openly charged that politics were behind the actions of the county board in instituting action against Mr. Tati uahill, charging him with forgery. This accusation conies from those opposeil to the republican party and the exposing to light of the records of certain ex-county offi dais. This play is made purely to arouse sympathy for the ac cused, as any candid thinking man must admit. Firm in the belief that such is the ca'-c, and, too, that the republican party, the principles of which the Teller has beeu an exponent, had been mis represented in the matter, the Teller takes up the lie and hurls it bavk into the teeth of its authors. It is a lie, us a glance at the rec ords of tbe county and a reading of the state statutes will attest. The Teller has no personal feeling iu tbe matter and no excuses to offer for the course it has adopted in these matters, assuring its readers that it will continue to labor for the turning on ot light upon the record of any and all public offic ials, no matter what his or their political complexion may be. The special sub-committee on trust of the house judiciary com mittee ha* agreed upon a new anti trust bill as follows: First. Requiring the branding or branding of trust made goods ship ped out of a state, so as tobe easily identified as the product of a trust. Second. Piohibiting the intei state traffic of trust made goods not so branded, atiel making them sub ject to seiztve und condemnation Thiid. Requiring corporation: having a capital over $t,000,000 or doing an aumial business ol $1,000,000, to file a report of their affairs with the secretary of state. Fourth. Providing the process of injunction against combinations sending trust made goods from state to state or to foreign coun tries. Fifth. Prohibiting the use of the mails to concerns and their officials proven to be trusts. It is stated at the Treasury De part ment that tbe general effect of the new financial bill will be to greatly increase the Ranking facili ties of tbe smaller communities Comptroller Dawes has received a large number of applications for charier* of banks which will be or ale ganized under the national system !j itha iulof , invl . IaKes ., , ofles stha.. 3000 ...habt. ants The fa extent to which this provision of law is being availed of shows that the banking privileges which have extended by it to the smaller com munities. thereby placing them on an equality in these matters with the larger communities, has long been needed. One of the natural effects of this law should be a re duction in the rate of interest on lo 11s. are I I ! ess than the price put the of " ~ ' , Shortly the citizens ( t tilts city j will be called upon to vote on the proposition to bond the city for the purpose of purchasing the plant of ' \ . . ... . U r . the I.ewiston Water & Power Co. . I he price asked, together with the (j taxes on same lor this year, will f crowd $80,000 closely. The esti* j | mated valuc . of the made by j Mf Coope , who wa8 engage d by j , he lo determins its value, j u ^ upol) t j lt . p| ant t, y t he owners [ about jj 2ocoo in roU nd numbers. 1 ; Jf the , ant is not worlh tbe price !cleuiancled. then in that case the 1 , e should vote it Ul ,wu. This K a maUer lhat evtry tax p ayer in j , he cjty should carefully iuv es t i gate. The republican state convention in Boston on the 261h passed reso j lutious affirming their adherance j to the St. Louis platform. They endorsed the gold standard and ad vocated the uplifting and educat ing ol the Phillipine islands and ot 1 also providing for their adequate government upon the principles of humanity and liberty. A resolu tion endorsing President McKin ley and urging the name of John D. Long for the vice presidency was passed. The Idaho World, in a recent issue, iu commenting upon the two political parties in the state and the rapidly increasing strength of the republican party siys: "The republicans are getting iu their work and the opposition is getting left, so far as converting newspa pers is concerned." The conver sions of which the World mentions is due solely to care-fix! studies of the issues before the people and good reasoning. The republican state conven tion of Indiana on the 26th nomi nated Col. W. T. Durbin for gov ernor. Colonel Dut bin was a pri vate in the civil war and colonel of the 161st Indiana volunteers du ring the Spanish-American war. Lincoln, the home of Bryan, elected a republican municipal ticket the other day by the largest majority it has returned for years. The enemy's country is cita ing Bryan into his own dooryard. One of the most disastrous fires of the century visited Ottawa, On. tario, on the 26th inst. Over five square miles of territory was burned and the loss is estimated at $20,000,000. The Porto Rican BUI. Washington, April, 26, 1900, —[Special Correspondence]— The following is a summary of the principal provisions of the Porto Rican net, which goes into effect May ist: From the date of the passage of the act the same customs duties are levied on all goods entering Porto Rico from foreign countries as arc levied on the same- go ds entering the United States, save that coffee, which has free entry into the United States, is to pay a duty of five cents per pound on entering Porto Rico. Scientific, literary and artistic works and books and pamphlets printed iu the English language may enter Porto Rico free of du'y. All merchandise coming into the United States from Porto Rico and coming into Porto Rico from the United States shall pay fifteen per cent of the present Dingley tariff rates; articles of the class which pay an internal revenue tax in the United States must also pay a sum equal to this internal reve nue duty, v.-hile articles from U Rico internal there collected on that class ol ar ue duty, while articles from the mted States going into Porto ico must also be subjected to any ternal revenue rates of taxation tides. One feature of the act, which heretofore seems to have attracted little attention, is extremely- im portant to the Porto Ricans, be cause it will permit them to import free of any duty nearly all ol the necessities of lile. Uuder the 01 ders which tlie secretary of war had issued, flour, bacon, codfish, fresh beef, pork, mutton, rice, bags for sugar, coopers' wares and wood cut for making casks for sugar or molasses, machinery and anpara lus for making and refining sugar, 1 or for other agricultural purposes, plows, hoes, hatchets, machetes or other agricultural implements not machinery, rough lumber and ural or artificial, root beer, ginger ale and similar nou-alcholic bever modern school furniture, crude pe t,oleum, lime, asphalt, bitumen, irec-s, p.anis and mouses m natu fa , ()r ' fresh slate . ni , l;C ral, carbon ated and se i Zv . r waters, either nat * ud numerous other articles j are admitted tree of duty and will so admitted under I i-ay but fifteen per cent or three I twentieths of the regular Dingley j ! tariff rates, and what is equally important, they may put an end to ; the payment of even this small continue t the aci which says specifically that "all merchandise and articles en- j tered in Porto Rico free of duty under ordeis heretofore made by the secretary of war shall be ad mitted into the several ports there-1 of when imported from the United States fiee of duty, all laws or j )ar t s 0 f laws to the contrary not- ! withstanding." It thus appears that Porto Ricans will, under the new a '-'b receive from the United States free of any duty all of the . ... above important articles in addi ______ ...ipoi (j on 1o those regularly upon the f re e list under the Dingley law, j while on other articles they will duty at any time they may desire, 1 since the law specifically provides that these duties shall cease as soon as the Porto Rican legislature shall have provided the necessary revenue for the expenses of the government of the island. ! 1 he duties collected under the act are to be placed at the disposal ot the president to be u-ed tor the government and benefit of Porto , Rico until the government of Porto Rico shall have been organized, when the money s collected are to be turned into the local treasury of 1 orto Rico. Goods imported from Porto Rico and under frond are to >ay only the duty imposed by the net. 1 lie capital is to be at San Juan. Persons who were Spanish sub jects April 11, 1899, and who have not elected to preserve their alle giauce to Spain, are held to be cit- ; izens ol 1 orto Rico and entitled to 1 the protection ot the United States. . 1 he laws and ordinances of Porto ; Rico now in lorce are to continue except as altered by the act, or by military orders, and which are not inconsistent with the laws of the United States. The old law forbidding the mar riage of priests and ministers is r pealed. The vessels of Porto Rico are to tie naturalized and admitted to the benefits of the United States coast ing laws. Ouarantine stations are to be established. Porto Rico coins are to be retired, the peso being rated at 60 cents in the exchange. Three months after the act takes effect Porto Rico coins are not to be legal lender. Property usually under the control of the United States will so continue, and other properties acquired from Spain will be administered by the Porto Rican government. The governor is to l>e appointed by the president and hold his office for four years, hav ing the powers conferred on gov ernors of territories of the United States, but is to make his reports through the secretary of state to ihe president. An executive council, appointed by- the presi ent and confirmed by the senate, consists of a se:retary, attorney general, treasurer, audi tor, commissioners of interior and education, and five other persons, to hold office for four years. The council is Ihe upper branch of the legislature, five of whom shall be natives of Porto Rico. The other branch shall be a house of dele gates, to consist of thirty five mem tiers, elected biennially by the qual ified electors. Provision is made for enacting legislation similar lo that in other territories. The judicial power is vested in courts already estab lished. the chief justice and asso ciate justices and marshal to be appointed by the president, judges of the district courts and other offi cers by the governor of Porto Rico. There is also a United States dis trict court. No expm t duties a e to be col lected, but taxes and licenses may lie levied. On the regular election day in November and every two years thereafter Porto Rico may choose a commissioner to represent the island at Washington, salary $5000. A commission of three members, one a native of Porto Rico, is to be named to revise and codify the laws of Porto Rico. of The Chicago Tribune says an exchange, has been digging np a !lu le tiim!°« y d 7 hic r our f hy r ic , a ' constitution defending friends, the democracy, should rend It will help tnem to digest the Porto Rico . business. The subject of it is that Andrew Jackson was the first American governor of Florida His commission read that he was 1 to "exercise all his powers and authorities heretofore exercised by the governor ai d captain-general and indendeut of Cuba, and'by the governonsof E ist and Wes, Flor- I Ufa. He proceeded to execute | his mission as follows: He en- I acted ordinances for the govern-1 pointed mayors and aldermen. He had theaters and gaming houses | closed on Sundays. He threw the tx governor into the calaboose,aud ! when the United States judge 1 Issued a writ of habeas corpus! Jackson made the judge apologize, • »... j out representation and did not have the writ of habeas corpus. ************************** * ... THE POLiriCIAN . . . | ************************** "S. o. T."—Sent on trial. "Aie you acquainted with v >ur own j handwriting ? Headaches seem lo have been Mc Call's stock in trade. The t tb-rveHccutcorrespondent of the Review at tld» plaie needs an etterves eing powder. "How came you lo take that (war rant) from the back of the warrant book?''—"Because 1 had to bave an extia warrant to make that warrant." » # I have oftentimes wondered if the last issued .Stockton warrant for ÎH7.50 was ever presented for paymeut to the county treasurer. One auswer at a time, please. * * McCall, in bis testimony, said the t«>ard "seldom ever came to a vote" on t j bills presented against the county. Not even a hint to "let her went" seems to ; have been necessary, j ! or "I „t^rve by recent Issues of the Teller that the Politician has been flühim;," said a prominent politician to nie the other day. I pleaded guilty to the charge and confessed to having i*.pn successful in landing a Flounder, ! ♦ j am somewhat alarmed about my brother, Broxon, of the Pocatello Ad vance. In a recent Issue of that demo , fusion publication he delivers himself n f a vast amount of words, but unfor tuuately doesn't say much. I fear the brother has been sorely humbugged, * "R j s j,i tHe air," remarked a gentle i>f a conversation regarding the sliort age in accounts 11ml misappropriation 0 f public tun ils ol ex-officials in some counties in the state. I answered that p, my opiulou it was in the pocket and not in the air, as he suggested.' ; * to 1 After all that lias been said about the . porto Rican tariff measure by my ; ( | elI1( ,. fll!)ioI1 Brethren and (heir organs, there is nothing in their sayings. A man to me the other day in the cours is careful jierusal of this milch-discussed hill will soon convince tlie thinking mind that the opposition to the admin istration have lieen trying to make something out of nothing. * That polities should lie tiermitled to enter nnv of the educational institu tions of our slate—ihe entrance ot which must necessarily lower its stand ard—is a tiling to la- deplored by every citizen of the state. Institutions of this character and importance should he elevated und kept above the plane of politics. There is a growing sentiment in favor of nominating Judge Bteele as a member of the supreme court. The judge lias made a splendid record for himself as judge of this district, aud lias tlie confidence anil res|>ect of all law-abiding citizens. North Idaho lias no candidate for a state office, aud it Judge Steele will permit Ills name to go before the convention his nomina tion would add strength to the ticket, as lawyers aud laymen ure a unit iu speaking of Ids good work on the bench. The effusions thaï lia ve been given «pace I» tlie Review, |>eiined by an alleged correspondent here, relative to matters of a political nature (us lie terms them) and olherwise, were evi dently not written by one who was acting purely as a correspondent, hut by one who, to a man up a tree, would seem to have more than a tS-per-coi uriiii interest in the propositions dis cussed and cussed. Home few weeks since I read in tlie Oregonian an article from tlie pen of one here who I am firmly convinced is not a friend of the city. Tlie article in question was a reflection upon thester ling worth and character of the meui iiers of our present city council. To me tlie motive was apparent after 1 had petused it. I mentioned tlie m it tel at the time in tinge columns and rebuked tlie author for tlie uncalled-tor criticisms and insinuations. That tlie admonition hud a good effect is evi denced I» v the alwence of like insidi ous articles. Now isn't it a fact that under tlie laws of the state nf Idaho tlie board of county coinmlsc-ioners are directed to see that all matters pertaining to their county not appearing straight and reg ular art- corrected; that all tnnneysdue the county are paid iuto the treasury; that tlie records of their office must show cacti ami every transaction in volving the receiving or disbursing of its funds: that ull warrants issued tre i=™ z i„,,„i .,..1 ' " «''8 »'»ate purposes? . a . , " V ,TT' 7 TS"* ^ ' ? 7'7 T"* Kt *'»« "»»« r «*l^ts the laws, 7i!7VrT'ti ' e • 1,vwnt b < )im, f " r t,le course of action pursued by them in the recent eases Instituted against cer taiu ex-officials? It lias tieeu said liiere is reason in all things, but It strikes me <«*«<'lenoy I ÏTÂ"' | _ ■ — KSTRAY NOTICE. u .. -■* ------mles south ot Kuvsell. iJxh.». one hay horse, branJed (S B) ; one gray mar**, branJeJ (L); one brown mare, branded gray horse. brandeJ (6 9). L. D. Bhickev. JAMES E. BABB, • Attorney at Law. , , , SUI« *nd Federal Courts of Wä *' ,4u k 1ou Idaho, aud owns complete Abitract Books of Nez Perce Co NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate uf tit W Bell, deceased. Notice is hereby giv en that letters of administra tion on the estate of fcli W Bell, deceased, were granted to the unJersigned on the 7th Jay of April. I9(JU. by the probate court of Nei Perce county. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them to me for allowance, at my residence in Lewiston, Idaho, within four mouths after the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred. This 7th day of April. 1MUU. Wilson P. Bell. 1 m Administrator. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Mary Muses, deceased. Notice is hereby given that letters of adnonistra tion on the estate of Mary Moses, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 2d day of April, r.Mi, by the probate court of Nez Perce county,Idaho All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them to me for allowance at the uttice of the clerk of the probate court, at Lewiston. Idaho, within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred This 2d day of April, 1900. J. How AMD Howe. 54 Administrator. Dr. J. F. ATKINSON. DENTIST. First class work at reasonable prices. J)R. C. W. SHAPE. Surgeon. Office Rooms, Vollmer Building Hours—Kye, Ear ami Throat, 10 to 12 m. All other cases, I to 3 p. 111. ('. J. B. J.J. RANDALL, Dentist. Office in building formerly occupied by Attorney J. W. Reid. JjJ G BROWN, M. D. V. D. Physician and Surgeon. Office Main St., opposite Teller of fice Special attention given to the Eye, Ear, Nore and Throat, unit chronic diseases. L. K. INMAN, M. L>., Homoeopathic Pliysiciau Burgeon and S|>ceialist. Chronic and nervous diseases of Isitli women and meu. Electricity used in all of its forms as medicine. Office two doors east of the Bee Hive. Con sultation free. MCFARLAND & MCFARLAND, Attorneys ■ at - Law, Lewiston, Idaho. Will practice in all Courts. ( i EOftt MW. T a NNAHILL, Attorney at Law. Probate matters and settlement of estates carefully altemlcil to. Office in Attains Block. THOMAS MIJLLEN, Attorney at Law. I.egal business of all kinds given prompt attention. Lewiston National Bank building, next <l«s>r to U. H. Lui d Ollics K. O'NEILL, Attorney at Law and JVo tary Public. AllbuHincKMtarefulIy attended to. Will prac tice iu ail courts of Washington and Idaho. Of fice on Main street, Lewiston opposite bunueU'i Ernest mccullougii, Civil aud Mining Engineer, Deputy Mineral Surveyor Lewtston Bank block, LEWISTON......IDAHO. Cable •'Macsee." Code McNeil Daniel Needham, Ray D. Walker Late of Wisconsin Bar. NEEDHAM & WALKER. Attorneys at Law, Lewiston, Idaho Will practice in aH state and federal courts. Office, room 2, l.ewiston Na tional Ixmk building. PALDING, I HReHITEeT ADAMS BLOCK Limer E. Halsey, Lale Receiver U. b Land Office. Marquette Mch. Miles S. Johnson Formerly of the Colorado Bar. CULVER, HALSEY A JOHNSON, Attorneys and Counselors. Office in Adams Block. Lewiston, Idaho. U. S. Laud office and Department practice. Title litigatiou and Probate matters. State and Federal Courts. PEACE DECLARED. Why devote all your time reading about the Boer war and the gold fields of Alaska? There are other matters of vital importance. You may make a trip east and will want to know howto travel. In order to have tlie liest service use the Wisconsin Central Railway between St Paul and Chicago. For rates ami other information write James A. Clock, Gen eral Agent, Portland, Oregon. 471t NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. (Commuted.) the Intc April 4, I9U0. Notice is hereby given «hat the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said pr,*uf will be maJe before Register anJ Receiver at Lewis ton. Idaho, on May 16, I9U). via hurt Warren, the î» t 5» Sec. 7. Tp. 33 N. H 2 fc. He names the following witnesses to prove his c___ nnuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, vi* Thomas Hardwick. Oscar Oleson. Frank Keska anJ Kobert Moses, all of Net perce, iJaho. J. B WfcST. Register. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Thomas Wilson, deceased. Notice is hereby given, that loiters of administra tion on the estate of Thomas Wilson, deceased were granted to the undersigned on the 14th day of July. 1897, by tbe Probate Court o# Net Perce county, Idaho. All persons having claims against said estate required to exhibit them to me for allowance, at office of C. T. Stranahan. Spalding, Idaho, within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or thev shall be forever barred. This 4th day of Apr!. 1900. her Ke&iah x Samuel. mark Administratrix. TTUo® '' ** • KtUenbach p. . J. Alexander, Vieè i JTTSP 11 Corner o! 1 LCWI5T ON, • - Mm .irth and Main Streets lüflho. DIR6CTORS. 1 ('. Bunnell, W. K. Ketleubach, I J. Alexander, II. C. Beach, B. K. Morris, George H. Rester, ' Grace Kettcnbach l 'faillio. I mmuR !_ _ _ .BUSINESS, ^ Sight exchange sold on the principal Cities of the United c, and Europe. 1 & tate Tni -----• John e. Vollmer in.,.. OF LEWISTON, IDAH2. Strongest Bank in Idaho Capital and Surplus SMJnm1.11 Buy and sell exchange. ; of valuables. Burglar im sin all the principal ci tie, The Boss Meat Market. S. J. Fisher, Prop'r (Sucvessoiu to Dowil, Hliuw & Co.) Fresh Meats. Cured Meats. Poultry. Nothing but the Very Best Kept ndarns HuiUIinq, Main Street. Sausage. Lard. Game. Fish. Oysters. Kte. Etc. on Hand. Mallory & Lydon Livery Stable, (Martin Collin's Old Stand) Lewiston, Idaho. LIVEKY, FEED A&D SALE STABLE New Rigs, New Stock, Everything up tc date, receive prompt attention. 'Phone No. 17. Calls will ^ 4 k. A A A A A A A A. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A £j) 3 M. Donzac & Co. \ < > < Wines, Liquors and Cigars, jj Sr V VV V V VVVY VVW WWW V V vv vr!l Range Meat Mai kei. DILL BROTHERS, Prop's. Dealers in all kinds of Fresh aud Cured Meats. Sausages and Fancy Meats a specialty. We would be pleased to receive a portion of your patronage East Main Street. Lewiston, iu<. I Lewiston Bakery & Grocery. | «(• «> S. Wildenthaler. Prop. 4* Presh hread every ds>, special delivery. Main Street. Choice groceries, uuis. candles. pastry and fruits. Telephone No. 28. • --- --• DIAMONDS. MATCHES. JLWEt.UV. SitVEK WAHL. CUT (iLAS.S. Liu . Lie., if you ate look ing tor a present. • rj* J. H. LNCiHAVlNG in Script. Human. Block, Old Liuu lish and Fancy. • * 22. BETHEL'S Graduate Optician LEWISTON, IDA vvvvwevvvv vv 4 The Sideboard. Lewiston's newest and neatest saloon. Wines, uors and Cigars. Your patronage solicited. BINNAKD BLOCK, MAIN STREET. Liq 4 k. Jk. 4 k. jAx 4 k. jAl jfV. jfV. aflk Jk. Jk jfl*. jBm. «fk. jAl aSk jfix A*. jAl 4 k. 4 k A*. A* THE MINT ^ Morrissey & Baker, Proprietors. Choice Liquors, Wines, Brandies and Cigars, ootu in connection. Clark building, Main Street. A clttl fjv rAv )^v rj) ^ ^ ^ ^ efr nts rj- f*- ej* T fib i REAL ESTATE FOR SAI.E : Fruit and Vegetable Lands in 5-acre lots or Ifss two miles from town. Also the best Fruit and Vegetable Ranch in this valley To Rent to the right party, containing 12 acres, full improved. 2 lots in city. Main street. G. A. MANNING.