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_________ — Ü WEEKLY---j AN, Publisher, j Lewiston Postoffice as ail matter. advance....................... f Z-5° ...................... »-5° outils ..............................- -75 Otißal Paper of Nez Perce County Lest We Forget Whenever Steunenberg is at tacked his henchmen raise the cry of opposition to law and order. Is Steunenlierg then the true and only representative of law and Older ? What is his record? He was elected in 1896 upon a platform which de nounced the use of federal troops in putting down the anarchy that reigned in the Chicago riots, and after he was elected one of his first official acts was to put his veto upon the appropriation bills to pay for the maintenance of the state militia used to preserve law and order in the prior administration. Personally he favored the disband ing of the militia in the Coeur d' Alênes, and was only kept from carrying out his purpose by strong protest in party council, backed by an earnest appeal from the law and order element in the Coeur d'Alenes. During two years and four mouths of the so called reign of terror in the Coeur d'Alenes Steu neuberg was governor of the State of Idaho, and he did not strike a blow for the institution of law and order. He was governor of Idaho when Fred Whitney was brutally murdered, aud when it was a com mon occurrence for men to be driven out of Canyon creek at the muzzle of guns held by masked men. He was governor of Idaho when the rifles were stolen from the barrack-room of the militia company at Gera, aud during all the long months from that day till the storm that was brewing broke on Ihe 29th of April, 1899, and where is there nn otheial act of his that shows he took any decisive stand for law and order ? For two years the labor leaders In the Coeur d'Alenes were his political lieutenants, his advisers in council and his appointees upon executive boards. He honored them with offices of profit and trust. Sovereign, Ihe labor leader whom the governor now denounces, was during all this time in bis trust and confidence, yet all this time murder stalked up and down Can yon creek and outrages were num erous, and the governor knew that they had secured arms at the ex pense of the state. Where then was Idaho's law and order gover nor ? Where was he all the weeks prior to the rioting of May 29, when he was advisee! by the citi z.ens and mine-owners that trouble was imminent? Why did Idaho's valiant governor wait two years and four months and then liegin his regime of law and order on the smouldering ruius of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill ? In bringing the governor to the front at this time in a heroic pose, neither he nor his friends must forget that the picture has the other side. t The Hobbies of Prospectors. The average prospector is ham pered in his woik by prejudices and hobbies. He lias perhaps observed that a particular quality of quartz has produced good val ues in California, Nevada, Mou tana, or Colorado, and spends his lime year after year looking for that particular formation. The old prospector searches generally for the regulation white quartz which bears only free gold or the ordinary rich iron sulphurets. The fact is that not one mine in ten of importance in the world possesses its values in the formation that is sought by the prospectors. It is the fad to look for quartz float and quartz croppings, although the de posits that promise grand returns and attract mining men are never found by such "blossoms." The modern mining investor is seeking niineralized porphyry deposits in which there is no free g old an d which is not quartz, in the sense of the term accepted by the ordinary prospector. The mineralized por-! phyry quartz dykes which are now pjotlucin g the wealth of the Coeur j j'Alenes, the British Columbia, the Sumpter and South Idaho camps do not cast off miueralized quartz, "float." The mines of to day are great intrusive deposits over the croppings of which the ordinary ''float" hunter would pass without his attention being attracted. It is surprising how fads influence the great army of prospectors. The great mines of today were all discovesed by ten der feet. The formation cranks overran Buffalo Ilutnp, Sumpter, Republic, and, in fact, all the great mines of today, and left the prizes to accident or to the tenderfoot who . was not hampered-by prejudice for t particular formation. This pre judice of the professional pros pector has kept the quartz mining industry back iti the Clearwater district for many years. Our ores are rich in gold held in solution which is not revealed In the crop pings and float. The values have leached from the exposed ledge matter. The prospector aud experts with hobbies have discouraged de velopment in our promising gold fields. Therefore, we have beeu victims of non-progressive pros pectors with prejudices and hob bies. Commercial Strategy. The story of high retail prices, the stock in trade of the would-be rivals to Lewiston business houses in remote sections, are being in dustriously distributed to the in jury of the retail trade of this city. The miners and prospectors are met ou the trains, on the roads, and at evetv possible point, and told that supplies can be bought cheaper at particular interior points than at Lewiston. Thousands of dollars ol retail trade have been diverted from this point this spring by the industrious agents of the dealers at various rival points, who have insinuated tlieir seductive stories, in season and out, into the willing ears of strangers and others unfamiliar with the facts in the case. This uudermining strategy of trade has been prosecuted while Lewiston merchants rested uncon scious of their impending ruin. This condition can be effectually met by concerted action only. The facts are at hand to refute this cry of high prices in Lewiston. Thou sands of dollars in diverted trade have rewarded the industry of the inventors of this gain-inspiring cry. The compensation already iu hand will perpetuate aud even extend the schemes which have been so fruitful, unless extraordinary steps are taken to advertise Lewiston prices aud the advantages which justify low prices in this city. Political Convulsions. The Idaho fusionlsts are just now in convulsions over an im probable senatorship. Fusion is recognized as an inevitable condi tion of even this improbability With only one seuatorship lor three hungry political beasts of prey, it will not be a wonder if the whole conglomeration is not thrown into hysterics. Dubois, the chronic can didate is practically without a com pensating element of fusion to offer for the senatorship. The silver republicans are a mere skeleton of a party without numerical importance, but a tiiumverate is necessary to make a fusion in a national sense, and to assuage the jealous populists. Steunenberg would smother Dubois' aspirations were it not for the rebellious popu lists who are held in the fusion in spite of convulsions by the linger ing hope for free silver. The name of Dubois is talismai.ic in the political fairy world where 16 to r and cheap paper money are the sun, luoou and stars ol pros perity. Without Dubois in a fus ion, the cry of 16 to i would not harmonize in Idaho. Steunenberg's convulsions are caused by the most serious political puzzle of the age. Without Dubois there could be no fusion, without fusion there could be uo senatorship to bestow, and without a senatorship there can lx no Duiiois in the fusion. When the season is favorable the Lewiston valley soil produces the most prodigious crops of wheat, oats aud barley. These crops are not exactly suited to our dry sea sous. There are doubtless crops of ; grasses, if not of grains, that would insure the fanner against even par j tial failure when ihedryest seasons prevail. Nature stocked our prai ries with wild bunch grass that was j a perfect forage crop in a wild st ite. That a cultivated crop can be found by experiment that will be com paratively as valuable a field crop as our natural grass, is a log ical conclusion. Our rainfall is not prohibitive of profitable field culture of many crops. Rye grows on our driest hills most prolifically in dry seasons. This good crop might be supplemented with other fodder plants for variety by careful experiment. The Turkestan alfalfa has a promising future for our rich satidy loam soils At least there is a world of promise in the result of experiments now under observa tion. A good fodder plant would give great impetus to mixed farm ing in the Lewiston valley. In this idea lies our hope for the greatest prosperity. With stock, fodder and grain we will have the true eco nomical elements of a prosperous farming community in the Lewis ton valley The recurring observance ol memorial day are inspiring les son in patriotism. The events of history upon which our republic is built pass in review in the pro grams of this occasion. The veter ans of our wars have received recruits from the, sold ers of the Spanish war, the first in consider able numbers iu a quarte of a cen tury. The heroes of our wars are universally honored and memorial day grows in the hearts of the peo ple as time passes and the events of history accumulate, Captain Harts, the government engineer, is to make a tour of the Clearwater river. It is to be hoped that he will not look at the obsta cles to progress up that way with a powerful telescope and then reverse his telescope when lie looks at the natural resources of the country as he did when he explored Snake river last year. The only law that the anarchist knows is one of compensation ex pressed in the maxim: The end justifies the means. This is Steu ncnlx'rg's law, too. How can con servative people justity anarchy in Steunenberg and condemn it as the principle of the murder -us dyna miters, BIDS F'OR RACETRACK GRADING. Sealed bids will be received by the undersigned for grading the racetrack in Clurkston, Wash., up to seven o'clock p. ni., Thursday, May 31, and then opened by the Board of Directors of the Lewis toil Interstate F'air and Racing Associa tion, Limited. A bond will be required from the successful bidder to an amount equal to fifty per cent of tile estimated cost. No liond with bid. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. W. A. Austin, Secretary. Maiu street, Lewiston, Idaho. Specifications on view at office. NOTICfc OF TIME APPOINTED FOR PROVING WILL, ETC. la ihe frühste court, in and lor Ne, Perce county, slat, ol IJaho. In ihe matter of the estate ot George W. Thomas, deceased. Pursuant to an order ol t prohate court made on Ihe J4th tlav of May IAO. lice is hereby given that Wednesday, the l.tih Jay of June. 194.0, at lt),o'clock a. m of said Jav. al the court room of sa.J court, at the court house in Lew tston. county of Ne, Perce, has been appointed as the time and place for proving the will of said George W. Thomas, deceased, and for hearing the applica tion of Charles F. Thomas and Levi l. Thomas for the Issuance to them of letters testamentary, when and where any person interested may appear and contest the same. Dated this 24th day uf May, 190). R. A. Langford. Judge. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Sylvester Higgs, deceased. Notice is hereby given, that tetters testamentary on the estate of Sylvester Riggs, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 19th day ot M tv. 190). by the probate court of Ne, Perce county. Alt persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them to me for allowance, at fire law oflice ut Poe fit Anderson, within ten months after the Jate of th.s notice, or they shall be forever barreJ. This 19th day of Mav. 190). b* Gburge D Riggs, Executor. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Sarah A. H. Watson, deceased. Notice is hereby given, that letters of nJministra tion t»n the estate ot Sarah A K Watson, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 17th dav of May, IVkK), by the probate court of Ne* Perce county. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them to me for all iwunce. at Lew iston. Idaho, within ten months after the date of the tirst publication of this notice, or they shall be fo ever barred. Thts 17th day of May. 1900 t>H Charlls Watson, Administrator. NOTICK FOR PUBLICATION. Commuted. Department of the Interior. Land Office .at Lewis ton. Idaho, May 24, 1900. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has tiled notice of his intention to make final proof In support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Register and Receiver at Lewis ton. Idaho, on July 9. 1900. vu. Jacob W«im«n for the ne K sa X Sec 1. Tp. 36 N . H. 3 W . B. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation_of said 71 . Wlst. Register. ; j j NOTICK FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lewis Notue'is her.hv given .liai the billowing named ■tiler has. tiled notice »I his intention to make final .,„,t n support of h:s claim, anj that saiJ proof ill t-e nixie bel re tlegisler ani Receiver at Lewa .n. . ... ...... July 1U, I9UU, vll : John Johnson to. ie lots 11 14, Is, 16, Sec. ll.tp. H k.H!W. 0». He names the following witnesses to prove his con mutus lesiJeme upon anJ cultivation of said lana. -, William siavin William Wilson. William Nathaniel Nve. all of Forest, Idaho Thumps J. B West, Heister. OTICE TO CREDITORS. unit'd to ihe unJei ■an, by the probate All persons havtr equired to exhibit t 1 veil that letters of administra ,t luit W Hell, deceased, were •ignel on the 7th Jay of April. vision, Idaho, r the dnte of the hrM publ hev shall be forever b irred. Ins 7th day of April, l'or Wilson P. Hell Administrant In the District C State of Idaho, erva Jane Li> ward Livingst sends greeting SUMMONS. iurt of the Second Judii in and for Nta Pt ial District Mit plaintiff, vs. Charles I d defendant. The state of Idaho ______ Charles Edward Livingston. hereby summoned and required to appear m an action brought against you by said plaintiff, in the said district court. anJ to answer the complaint of the above named pl.tiniiff, filed therein, within ten days (exclusive of the day of service) after the ser vice on you of this summons, if served wit! county, or, if served out of this county, but this judicial Jistrii t. within twenty Jays elsewhere, within forty days I his acth to dissolve the bonds of matrimony exis plaintiff and defendant and tor the care and custody ot their minor chili. Anj you are hereby notified that if you tail to appear and answer said complaint as above required the said plaintilt will apply to the court for the relief JemanJed in said complaint. Attest in*' hand and the seal of the district court * of the Second judicial district, state of (Sea! I Idaho, in and for Nez Perte county, this 26th dav of January. 1900. P. L. STOOKEY, CLBKK. By J. Howard Howe, Deputy. Culver, Halsey & Johnson, Attorneys ***r plaintiff. Mthin j , if serveJ j n is brought | ing bt Dr. J. F. ATKINSON. dkntist. First class work at reasonable prices. D R. C. W. SHAFT*'. Surgeon. ^ hjJSlClfin Office Hoorns, Vollmer Building. Hours—Eye, Far anil Throat, 10 to It! in. All other cases, 1 toll |i. in. J.J. RANDALL, Dentist. Office in 111111111111; formerly occupied by Attorney J. W. Heid. JJ U. BROWN, M. D. V. 1). and Surgeon. Office Main Ht., opposite Teller of fice Special attention given to the Eye, Ear, Noe and Throat, am) chronic diseases. L. F. INMAN, M. D., Homoeopathic Physician Hurgeon und Specialist. Chronic unit nervous diseases of lioth women and men. Electricity used in all of its forms as medicine. OHice two doors east of the Bee Hive. Cou -ullalion free. JAM EH E. BABB, Attorney at Law. Lewiston National Bank Building, T,ewistou Idaho. Bractices in State and Federal Courts o! Washington and Idaho, and owns complete Abstract Books of Nez Perce Co MCFARLAND & MCFARLAND, Attorneys at - Law, Lewiston, Idaho. Will practice iu all Courts. GEOBUE W. TaNNAHILL, Attorney at Law. Probate matters and settlement of estates carefully attended to. Oflice in Adams Block. THOMAS MULLEN, * Attorney at Law. Legal business of all kinds Riven prompt attention. Lewiston National Bank building, next door to U. H. Land Office E. O'NEILL, Attorney at Law and No tary Public. All bu* 1 ness carefully attended to. Will prac tice in all courts of Washington ami Idaho. Of lice on Main street, Lewiston opposite Bunnell's Store. Daniel Needham, Ray D. Walker Late of Wisconsin Bar. NEEDHAM & WALKER. Attorneys at Law, Lewiston, Idaho Will practice jn all state and federal courts. Office, room 2, Lewiston Na tional l>auk building. Lrederick U. Culver. timer E. Halsey, Laie uf the Minnesota Bar. Late Receiver U. S Land Office, Marquette Mch. Miles S. Johnson Formerly of the Colorado Bar. CULVER, HALSEY & JOHNSON, Attorneys and Counselors. Office in Adams Block. Lewiston, Idaho. U. H. Land office and Department practice. Title litigation aud Frobate matters. State and Federal Court*. ERNEST MCCULLOUGH, CIVIL ENGINEER Deputy Mineral Surveyor 4*J7. Ma n Slreet LEWISTON Cable ■•Macs«." C.J, Me Nail UDd® W F. Kettenbach, p resi . J. Alexander, Vice p re !£j Geo. H. Rester, N^TÏûml BW '©P - Corner ol Fourth and Main Streets. LEWISTON............ IbdMO. DIR6CTORS. C. U. Bunnell, W R. Ketten baeli, J. Alexander, K C. Beach, H. F. Morris, George H. Reste (jrace Kctteiibaeh I'fafHin. TK^NJS/KT./ A QENPML jjiiB ÄROKMl J _______ BUSINESS. Sight exchange sold on the principal Cities of tlie United States and Europe. Thi John P. Vollmer, Preaideo K w Pf-Urm n. W haves, Cashier. Strongest Bank in Idaho &T* NATIONAL Pt* or LEWISTON, ihdHQ - ^ Capital and Surplus Fire proof vault for the protected by Sargent & Greetileaf ti * fll r ro< bv Buy and sell excha of customers for safe keeping of valuables. _ o ._. ___ . Correspondents in all the principal cities of the'' Burglar proof steel 4* & FOUND An Appetite..... ,THE loser can be put into possession of his property by calling at the...... t „ __W-S RESTAURANT I 4 1 * „ i Xi-X.. ■(§» The Boss Meat Market. S. J. Fisher, Prop'r. (Successors to Dowd, Hhaw & Co.) Sausage. Lard. * Game. Fresh Meats. Cured Meats. Poultry. 1 Nothing but the Very Best Kept Adams Building, Main Street. Fish* Oysters;. Kt«. Etc. oil Hand;. REAL ESTATE. FOR SALK : Fruit anti Vegetable Kan<ls in 5-acre lots or less two miles from town. Also the best Fruit ami Vegetable Ranch iu this valley To Rent to the right party, containing 12 acres, full improved. 2 lots in city. Main street. G. A. MANNING. Mallory & Lydon Livery Stable. (Marlin Collin's Old Htand) Lewiston, Idaho. LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLE. New Rigs, New Stock, Everything up tc datf*. receive prompt attention. 'Phone No. 17. Calls will M. Donzac & Co. Wines, Liquors and Cigars. w "----------► v v ' v ifw gp v v v v sf w w vw TEL. 117 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 dedvery. Xettenbacli building, Lewiston, Idaho. ttttttttttttt t tttttftttttt Lewiston Bakery & Grocery. J: •f 8. Wildenthaler, Prop. f Fresh bread every day, onr own special delivery. Main Street. Choice zrocerles, pastry aad traits. nuts, caadles. Telephone No. 28.