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Volume 24 LEWISTON, IDAHO, MAY 5, 1900. Number 62 44************************************************f we i ♦ Arc Acknowledged to be * Headquarters for * Fishing Tackle ♦ OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. * $ Baseball Supplies and Sporting Goods. If you don't Î J believe it come and see. * t Kt'rfilTAre DENT & BUTLER, Druggists * r s. r_, , yvVWWVIFW'V WUFWWVWW VI A LITTLE HOME TALK Did it ever occur to you, in building a home that the judicious expenditure of a little money in Artistic Hardware would yield more lasting pleasure than can he procured at equal cost in any other way. If handsome, appropriate, and in harmony, rhe knobs and plates of a door always attract attention ? We pride our selves on our line and our ability to furnish a house complete at a very little cost. 286, Main St. FLEICHER HARDWARE CO. ^ JW Jl* «As ÀÀ AA jAl aTh. Al jAi A A A At? Suits, Waists and Wrappers, g* " . Ï Intensely interesting yalues for those economically in- J& dined. This department will he closed out, and tor that 5^ reason we make generous iducements and reductions 5ç entirely out of reason in ordinary selling, but we need the room and we know that the prices we make here will jC gain our point very shortly, and it last week's -.oiling can be taken as a basis for the next, we will have this de- **=» partment sold out in a very short time. « 1 All Suits $10 to $ 1 3 SO, All Suits $14 to "18, All Suits $20 to $25, All Suits $27 to $ 37 . 50 , $7.00 $10.00 $15-00 $20.00 SILK WAISTS. TOP SKIRTS Every Silk Waist is go ing at two-thirds regular fare and no return ticket issued during this sale. All silk waists one-third off. $6 waists for $4.00 t he remaining dress skirts in Serge, Brocade and Cheviots, plain or trimmed, arc now placed in one lot and they, too, go at 1 } off. $3 skirt $2.00 § Wholesale and Retail O. A. JS-JCO. 5; jsB 500 ! « AND— ADJUSTABLE Window Screens See Our Fancy Pattern FRONT DOORS eaSH î HARDWARE : STORE Our stock of Garden Hose and Lawn Mowers is the largest in the city. The Mercham's Ticket. The Merchants' association held an important meeting, Thursday evening in the Lewiston National hank huiuling. A discussion of municipal affairs * IS freely and harmoniously discussed at t ie conclusion of which it ws decided o 1 orne non partisan The Free Homes Bill Now Past The Danger Point—Senate Is Assured. GENERAL REJOICING HERE Senatur Shoup's Telegram a Messenger of Good Tidings to the Reservation and All friends of free homes. Washington, 1 ). C., May 3.— Am pleased to say that the free homestead hill passed the house of representatives tori ay. Rest assured it will pass the sen ate. G ko. L. Shoui*. The uIhjvc received by the Teller Thursday afternoon caused general re joicing among the citizens of Lewiston. There has been a grand fight made on the free homes bill and now that it has passed the danger point nil friends of the bill are greatly elated. The news means more to Nez Berce county than any other section of the northwest. It is estimated that in the Nez Perce reservation in this county there art* probably 3000 quarter sections of land occupied by actual set tlers. They were to pay $600 for each quarter section, or f 1,800,000 in the ag gregate. The passing of the hill releases the obligation of payment and gives to the settlers this vast sum of money. It will work a transformation scene, as these men can nearly all prove up this fall and begin to pay taxes. When they had no title to their lands they hail no credit, but they can soon sell or borrow money to make improvements. The as sessable valuation of the lands affected by the bill is close to $4,800,000, estimating the price at $10 per acree. This will give Nez Perce county the aid that is so nec essary to the building of roads and bridges. The passing of the hill is equivalent to presenting the county with fi.Soo.cxx) m ble to cash, which is considerable cash to add to that already acquired. No other coun ty in the United States can l>e similarly situated, for the reservation occupies the entire central portion and has l»een a ser ious drawback in the past. It could not lie taxed and yet the law had to be enforced everywhere and at great expense. The county could not hear more welcome news than the passing of the free homes bill. The hill is as follows: II. R. 996. A bill providing for free homesteads on the public lands for actual and bonafide settlers, and reserving the public lands for that purpose. By Mr. Kddy, December 5, 1899, referred to the committee on public lands and ordered to be printed. He it enacted by the senate and house f representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, that all settlers under the homestead laws of United States upon the public land acquired prior to the passage of this act by treaty or agreement with the various Indian tribes, who have or shall reside upon the tract entered in good faith for the peiiod required by existing law, shall be entitled to a patent for the land so entered upm the payment to the local land officers of the usual and customary fees, and no other or further charge of any kind whatsoever shall be required from such settler to entitle him to a pa tent for the land covered by his entry; Provided, that the right to commute such entry and pay for said lands in the op tion of any such settler mid in the time and at the prices now fixed by existing laws shall remain in full force and effect; Provided, however, that all sums of ! money so released which if not released I would belong to any Indian tribe shall Ik* paid such Indian tribe by the United States; And, provided lurther, that in the event that the proceeds of the sales of the public lands shall not he sufficient to meet the payment heretofore provided for the agricultural colleges and experi mental stations such deficiency shall be paid by the United States. Sec. 2. That all acts or part of acts in consistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. Soon after assembling the house went into committee of the w hole to consider the free homes bill. Mr Kddy of Min nesota, in charge of the hill, made the opening speech in favor of it. Mr. Kddy said all party platforms had declared in J favor of this. Mr. Flynn of Oklahoma in adv eating the bill said it was a mis nke to suppose that it gave settlers free They would have to reside upon of et 1 lu-mes. that the proviso & tural colleges would be to their advan tage. Mr. Grow of Pennsylvania, the venera ble ex-speaker of the house ami author of the homestead hill, supported the meas ure. The scene Indore him. he said, re minded him of the occasion in the old hall of representatives, where 48 years ago he made his speech on "Man's Right to the Soil." Mr Grow was given an ovation. By unanimous consent it was ordered that his original homestead speech l** printed in the Record. "I was the youngest ineiulier of the house," said he, "I am now the oldest." Mr. Wilson of Idaho vigorously advo cated the bill Messrs Shafroth of Colorado, Meyers of Indiana, Lacey of Iowa, Bell of Colorado, Jones of Washington. Ilurke of South Dakota, Suodgraas of Tennessee, Under wood of Alabama, Bartlett of Georgia, and Gamble of South Dakota also spoke in favor of the hill. The committee amendments Were agreed to. An amendment was adopted to extend the operation of the act to ag ricultural lands "which have been re cently opened to settlement." The bill was then passed amid enthus iasm in the galleries. The free homestead hill will he well looked after in the senate. Senators Tur ner and Slump have both lx*en active in support of this measure and are quite confident that the outlook for its success is bright. Senator Slump is much elated over the action of the house and think the battle for free homes more thau half won. MOUNT IDAHO COURT NEWS Alleged Frauda in (he Recent City Flection lo Be Invesllfated by the Brand Jury E. S. Sweet Appointed Foreman ol the Jury—34 Civil Caaea, 2 Criminal. Mt. IriAiio, May 3 —[Special to the Teller.]—Tile sitting of the district court at present being held here evinces little of interest from a sensational point of view. There are only a couple ol cases which rise above the ordinary i at inter esting points. It all rests with the grand jury, now impanelled and in conference as to whether there will lie any other cases set on the criminal side of the docket other than the two cattle stealing cases now set for trial. On Monday morning his honor Judge Steele instructed the jury as to their du ties and sent them to their private room for their delilierations, ap|>oinling K. S Sweet as foreman, which appointment is regarded here as particularly fitting. M Sweet is a man of business integrity, ex ceptioiial honor and sound judgment. It is generally conceded that the only case charging murder which the jury will consider, in which there is any possibility of finding a bill, is that of the killing of one Charles Burlinghoff by Henry Ray in a quarrel at Whitebird during the night of Feb 10th It is thought by those supposed to know that certain alleged frauds in the recent city election will lie investigated and also the cases of several physicians who have been practicing here without the necessary credentials. The jury has now been out three days. The civil docket shows 34 cases so far, hut none of real importance except the grulistakc case of Sherman vs. Plummer et al. In the majority of eases J F. Ail shie appears on one side and County Attorney Scales oil the other. Dent & Butler's New Store. The new brick store building ol Dent & Butler's is nearly finished. The car penters are nearly through with the wood work, when it will pass into the hands of the painters for the finishing touches. The shelving has lieen placed in jxwition and the other fixtures will he arranged in pluce as soon as the painting is done. The fixtures are of oak, handsome and neat in design and rich in finish. The prescription case will occupy the deck built for it ubove tlie first floor. It is a handsome piece of furniture, anil will tend to make the compounder more ex peditious in his work because lit the con venience in its arrangement. A neat ami well arranged private office is another attractive feature of this model drug store. It opens off from the (nain store room on the west, through which you enter the deck whereon the prescription case stands. The basement is fitted up for a store room, entrance to which is on e street. The second floor Is arranged for offices. Tlie third floor will be occu pied by the Commercial Club, for whom it has been specially arranged. On the whole it is a neat and attractive struc ture, adding materially to the appearance of the city, and stands as a mark Of the enterprise and public spirit of its propri etors and their failli in the city at the junction of the Clearwater and Snake rivers—Lewiston. Vineland Waterworks. J. W. Springston, representing the pipe company who have secured the coutraet to put in the Vineland waterworks, has arrived and is engaged in the prelimi nary survey of the lines. Ten carloads of the pipe are now on the way and will reach Vineland some time next week. The line will lie completed in the next six weeks. The head of the pipe line is in the high line ditch, some 200 feet above the lower levels. The main where it leaves the ditch is a 16-inch pi[>e. The 16 inch pip will continue some Soul feet, when it will reduce to a 12-inch pipe, which will run hx« feet. The laterals will run into smaller ami smaller pipes until the ser vice pipes are reached which supply tlie dwellings. The wa'cr delivered by the system is primarily for domestic use. 1 he irrigation will still lie supplied by the open ditches. STATE CONVENTION TUESDAY Local Committees Busy With the Details of Reception and En tertainment. 150 DELEGATES EXPECTED Notable (lathering ol Kepretcntative Re publican. Coming to the Gateway City. From news received from all over the stule the state republican convention w ill lie a largo and enthusiastic gathering of representative republicans. The various omity delegations are comprised of the most vigorous and enthusiastic party leaders. This will lie a notable gather ing, as it practically opens the campaign wherein the reunited republican party has high hopes of carrying the state. The local committees of republicans have lieen busy all week with prepara tions for the coming convention. The meetings will lie held in the court house, which has been gaily decorated with flags and bunting. All local committees held a meeting at the city hall last night to talk over final arrangements, livery things seems to lie ill readiness. It is ex pected that the delegates will begin ar riving Sunday and that they will all lie in by Monday afternoon. The conven tion will tie called to order at 10 a. m. Tuesday by John T. Morrison, chairman of the stale central committee The work of the convention will lie finished early in the afternoon and a rousing ratifica tion meeting will lie held Tues day night, wiicii such speakers as Judge Ileyburn, W. K. Borah, (leorgc l'arsons, Judge Huston mid others will address the people. of Orangeville secured an option 011 this big ledge last Monday. He sampled very carefully, and if the assay returns are sat The Middle Fork District The Middle Fork strike continues to attract mining men from all quarters. It is generally lielieved that the big ledge discovered alamt a month ago by Wheeler and Gates is almost or quite equal lo the Butfalo Hump strike. The values of the ores of the district have not been very thoroughly tested, but the big ledge car ries gold in quantity to make a mine, for pan and mortar tests reveal free gold suf ficient to pav for milling. J. J. Bennett O. VASSAR, Manager F. B. WILLIS, Sec'y and Treasurer LEWISTON Furniture and Undertaking Co. Wholesale and Retail Everything la the Housefurnishing line Complete Stock CALL AND SEE 5 Phone ISJ Odd Fellows' Building, i SEE! The "Cleveland" Bicycle BtrORL YOU Bl)Y Thatcher & Kling Agents MU isfactory a payment of ÿio.nno will tie made June ist, followed by payments at short intervals till the full amount ot the bond, $100,000, is paid. The extent of the deposit lias not been established. There has lieen a rush of prospectors to the camp in the past two weeks. The distinctive rock that carries free gold has been found only in the big Wheeler ledge This deposit is 70 leet wide and it extends atiout louo feet across the mountain. It has not lieen traced beyond this limit. The Wheeler ledge is a porphyry-quartt of volcanic origin.' The walls are Imth Archival! granite. The mineralization seems to have tieeu tin- result of a slow accumulation of vein filling and a con tinued filtration from heated mineral water. This ledge is five miles from the junc tion of tilt- I.ocksaw and Selway forks of the Middle Fork, at an elevation of about fssxi feet alaive the sea. At present the mine is almost inaccessible. A rugged mountain must lie clinilieil over a new trail blazed through the thick brake, and over which horses cannot pass. The vis itor must carry blankets and Imard for two davs from the river to the mine on his back. The river is a very turbid stream. It is generally impossible to se cure the service of a Ixxit. A small liaml raft is lilt only available means of fer riage. T! esc rafts are rocked upon the rough water. The cold water runs over them very often. It is necessary for safety to s'il ilat upon the logs of the raft. As the cold water creeps up the spine in the course of one of these voyages the sensation is not consoling to a tender spirit. The formation cranks can find no fault with the Middle Fork district. The eaith's crust is folded 111 an ideal manner. The geological slratu from the archaean to the quatenary are encountered as readily by the explorer on the mountains and iii llie canyons of this district as in any [lart of the g lotie. No expert can disregard the possibilities of the Middle Fork district. While these indications do not insure valuable ore deposits they make an interesting field for the proa vector. The ledges are numerous and large. The need of the district is the prosector and the capitalist to reveal the values of the ore deposits. Nkwton Hums. Contract Awarded. The city council met Thursday morn ing in adjourned session for the mupose of awarding tile contract for filling the old Booth ditch on Main street. A full laiard was present, with Mayor Weisger lier in the chair. There were five bids for the work. The successful bidder was Charles It Skinner, who agreed to re move the dirt for 43c |ier cubic yard. The following were the other bidders: Win. Holland, 52c; John Faber, 65 c; Henry Wilson, 60c; Alfred Hovey, George W. Reid, hinter Curtis, I. B. Miller, Gtorge Redhead and Henry I.acourse, 55 c. Wmk will begin immediately and il will Isr pushed as fast ns possible The dirt will la- removed from the Fifth-street cut. Farmers from the Tammany report I t , ml t)l( . beginning to head. If j nothing damaging occurs it will do to harvest by the middle of June. *< You r Summer' s Kl CREAI ION VACAIION SIGH I-SITING Should NOT be planned without thought of a pho tographic outfit. You cannot move mountains or bring bits of scenery home with you but you can bring pict ures ol them. If yuU bu V thr nui tit of U* . - and UPWARDS I he Owl Drug Store Wb •! •■»ale anJ Retail