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Volume 24 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1900. Number 96 OJO^ o)o<r6 »6 olo^o StrucH THEY ALL STOP Soda 017 Içe Glasses 00 Ice Syrups 017 Ice Ice 017 Icc We use only very cold Ice and very wet water, so that we have unusual attractions to offer to the hot and the dry. v 5 cents to all alike. by tbe Our Drills Are just as good as our Soda. Dent & Butler, Druggists r TF V V W ¥VTT V r VVV i yT ¥ wv w vvv Quick Meal Wickless Blue Flame Oil Stoves are EASY TO OPERATE ABSOLUTELY SAFE No smoke or smell, and are pronounced so by all users. KITCHEN COOLERS for this warm weather ► 286, Main St. FI FTf.HFR HARDWARE CO. Î AA aAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAi Great Sale of Shirt Waists It is only reasonable to suppose that we should have the best Shirt Waist Department in the city. The women of Lewiston have long considered this store as their headquarters, and we have at all times done our all to live up to this reputation. At this time we have prepared a surprise for you in our Shirt Waist Department by cutting the price of the choicest garments as a special induement for to attend our sale during these warm days........ ALL OUR 75c WAISTS, 48c ALL OUR $1.00 WAISTS 68c ALL OUR $1.25 WAISTS 88c ! ALL OUR $2.00 WAISTS $ \ «28 ALL OUR $2.50 WAISTS $1.58 ALL OUR $3.00 WAISTS $1.98 ALL OUR $1.50 WAISTS $1.08 ALL OUR $3.50 WAISTS $2.40 Jt Mail Orders Promptly Filled. ue O. A. KJOS. 1 PURIFICATION OF WATER W ATER is no more necessary to life than pure Water is to health. Be cause persous have drank ques tionable water and still live is no evi dence that they would not have lived better on pure water. Because one sur vives a dose of poison, it is is no reason that poison is good or harmless. IT IS REASONABLE, if a badly polluted water causes severe and fatal disease, that slightly impure water may slowly undermine the health by being the cause of a host of ailments and inabilities of body for which the suf ferer finds no apparent cause. When a city 1 s supplied with only doubtfully pure water, no family should lie without a private filter. We are Sole Agents for the PASTEUR GERM PROOF FILTER. Call and See Them Work Tfce CASH HARDWARE STORE THE PRICE FIXED The Department has Fouled on the Question of Price. THREE, SIX BITS AN ACRE STILL The Free Homes Bill Does Not Release the Speculator who would Prove up to Sell. Word was received today at the land office from the commissioner of the general land office to the effect that in case of com muted homestead the price would still be $3.75 an acre, the price in the bill which opened the reservation fors ettlement. Since the free homes bill passed, this question has been one of interest to many. The department when first ap pealed to, hesitated to settle the matter. There are pending commutations where it is desired to confer perfect title for homestead and speculation purposes. The contested parties have awaited the information here published with interest. This retention of the old price does not affect the homesteader who desires to make a home for himself and family, as there is nothing gained by commuta tion for the homesteaders who wants only a home. A Spanish Swindle. Washington, June 27.—Dwight Reed, United States vice consul at Madrid, Spain, has brought to the attention of the state department an ingeuious swindle which has been attempted upon various persons in this country by certain Span ish schemers. The consul transmits a sample letter which was used in the at tempt to defraud. It was sent to H. StenI of Buffalo, N. Y , and was signed Louis Samper Stenl, and in it the writer claims and explains a close relationship with the recipient of the letter. "Louis Samper Stenl," recites a long series of untoward happenings and com plications which only financial aid can mend. He has come into pcssession of some $650,000, confessedly an embezzle ment from the Spanish government, but to insure his money against seizure, by the officials, has deposited it iu a Mexi can bank, payable by check accompanied by a certain countersign, arranged by himself and the bank. Certain legal steps have been taken against him, and in lieu of money to defray his part of the pro ceedings, he has been put in prison, and his personal effects, including a valise in which «reposes the "countersigned" check for his fortune, are about to be sold at auction. In return for timely financial aid for his "blood relation," he promises a quarter of his fortune, his daughter's share of the money during her minority, and his everlasting gratitude. His daughter is at a convent, and the prior is the sole other possessor of his secret. He asks that a reply be sent to Teodoro Runez. Calle de Swivela, Cham ber!, Madrid. The latter is a nephew of the prior, but is ignorant of the existence fo the check, and the writer, therefore, cautions that the answer be sent in an envelope enclo^gd within one addressed to Runez. Similar communications have been aent all «ver the United States, the writer in most cases assuming the same name as the person addressed. During, the past year, Consul Reed says, parties have come from Boston and New York all the way to Madrid, only to find themselves victimized. The consul has been besieged of late by inquires by the recipients of letters asking some information about the signers of the communications. He has endeavored to answer them all, but in to at view of the growth of the swindlers' over tures he finds the task becoming great. Steps pre bablv will be taken to bunt down the offenders a ml mete out proper punishment. Slow to Act. Bkkun, June 27.—It is evident ( 1 er many has been interchanging opinions with Russia and other powers during the last 24 hours and that the foreign offices have been receiving new instructions from Count Von Buelow, minister of for eign affairs, who is still having hourly conferences with Emperor William at Kiel. As a result Germany takes the position outlined by a foreign official ns follows: "The German government does not yet see any cause to impute bad faith by tlie Chinese government to saddle the re sponsibility upon Peking for the partici pation of Chinese troops in the Boxer excesses. At least all reliable news re ceived here thus far leaves the question of responsibility still open. This view is shared by other powers. For the same reason the question of dethroning the empress has not yet been discussed be tween the powers " The correspondent of the Associated Press asked the official whether in case the complicity of the Chinese government were proved and Russia should still per sist in maintaining that a state of war did not exist and that the empress should be retained Germany would continue to side with Russia. "Germany," the official replied, "wishes to act in harmony with all the powers rather than to further the indi vidual aim of anyone." The official added that no policy has yet been agreed upon by the powers as to what course to pursue should it lie found that the ministers at Peking had been murdered and when the correspond ent suggested that the pacific assurance of the Chinese ministers at European capitals were of doubtful veracity he re plied: "Germany has no means of deter mining the truth or falsity of such as surances." The Berlin papers take a dispassionate view of the situation, but they agree re garding its gravity. The semi-official Neueste Nachrichten insists that provis ion be made for large trans-marine troops in the future. To this the Friessinige Zeitung replies: "The question whether the Kaiser can order any troops'forming part of the regular army to go beyond the seas involves a mollification of the constitution of the empire." Mum is The Word. Washington, June 27.— The cabinet meeting today lasted only an hour and developed nothing of special interest. It was stated that no troops, in addition to the Ninth infantry, had been ordered to China, and while this is literally true there seems to lie no doubt that the gov ernment is quietly taking steps looking to the early reinforcement of our small company of marines on Chinese soil, Secretary Hay took with him to the meeting a message from Consul Fowler at Cheefoo, but it was asserted that it threw no ligfit on the general situation. Secretary Long also had one or more dis patches, bui they were not made public. Postmaster General Smith stated at the meeting that Mr. Rathbone was no longer connected with the Cuban postal service. ary let French Minister Safe. Paris, June 27.— The Chinese minister communicated to M. Delcasse, the min ister of foreign affairs, this evening a telegram which he received today from the viceroy of Yun Nan, saying that M. Francois, the French consul, and those with him at Y.un Nan Sen started June 24th for Tonquin. The viceroy, it was added, had a number of well-officered soldiers accompanying the party for pro tection over the entire route and it was believed that they would be able to leave the provinces without difficulty. The admiralty also said he had received a dispatch saying the Europeans at Peking on that date were well and safe, but its importance was lost, as it was not dated. "That was R mean trick Harry played Louise." "What was it?" "Why, he disguised himself as a census taker and found out her age."—Chicago Record. are cans their the Don and S. to There goes a well known writer, yet people don't seem to care to talk to hint. Gilkins—What does he write? Gilkinw—Insurance.—Ohio State Jour nal. A NEW PHASE Of the Trouble in China is the Probability and Danger of IMMEDIATE OUTBREAKS. Chinese are Hurrying From Can ton and vicinity, Taking Fami lies and Valnables. * * ' * ! London, June 27.—3:45 a.m.—Afresh phase of the trouble in China is the probability of immediate outbreaks in the great southern provincial counties. The populace there is daily assuming a more hostile attitude toward foreigners, and tlie latter perceive symptoms of a general rising, especially at Nanking, where, ac cording to a disputch to the Daily Ex press, dated yesterday, Kang Wu, one of the most truculent enemies of foreigners, has arrived by way of the Grand canal, armed with full power from the empress j friendly attitude of \ iceroy Liu Kun \ ill toward foreigners has brought him into disgrace with Prince Tuau, president of the tsung li yatnen. The unrest at Canton is described in a dispatch from that city to the Telegraph, dated Monday: "It is feared that we are 1 on the eve of a scene of bloodshed and anarchy only paralleled during the Ta ! 1'iug rebellion. The signs of a murderous uprising are so manifest that wealthy Chinese are hurrying from Canton and vicinity, taking their wives, families and valuables. Li Hung Chang has again been peremptorily ordered to Peking. His enemies declare they will murder him before he can reach there. His presence alone restrains the revolution ary elements here. His departure will let loose the 'black flags' and 'red gir dies.' Knowing this Li's trusted officials are sending their families to Hong Kong. "The viceroy himself trusts the Ameri cans in this crisis. He says that they alone want no territory, and he places himself largely—almost unreservedly—in their hands. Atom important conference today he reiterated this statement: 'All the missionaries hRve been uotified of their immediate peril through confidential runners. They are leaving Canton hur riedly, and only a few are now here.' 'Commander McLean, of the U. S. S. Don Juan de Austria, is the first here to protect foreign interests. He is capable and energetic and is reinforced by H. M. S. Redpole. Two hundred foreign resi dents at Sbameen are armed. The Canton population reaches 2,000,000, in additiou to 250,000 living on junks ail'd flat-bot tomed river boats. Most of the people fcA A Jk. AAAAAJ SHOES 1 Men's Linen Shoes. $2.50 to $4 Men's Oxfords, low quartered, Tan and Black $2.75 to $3 White Oxfords for the Nobby Dressers These are the class of goods you want for warm weather t Hastings & Butterfield are disaffected and incendiary proclama tions are increasing the utmil>er of the virulent." , Shanghai cables that the French consul there has received a cable from Shan Tung asserting that it ,ixx> Chinese troops ire making forced marches from Shan Tung to Peking. Two Jesuit fathers and too native Christians have been murdered iu the southern part of the province of Che -1 i. The Chinese military authorities have been discovered recruiting at .Shang hai inside the foreign settlement, and some agents have been arrested in the act of constructing entrenchments around the European concessions. A Chinaman connected with war pur chases for China in Europe, who has been interviewed by the Daily Ivxpress says that China has immense quantities of arms and ammunition and will stag ger humanity if driven to defend her self. According to a report of a Chinese refugee who has arrived at Shanghai, the condition of Tientsin is horrible. Every where in the streets are the Inxiies of massacred men and women, Americans as well as all other nationalities. The Hong Kong and German banks, he adds, were both destroyed early during the Ixnnbardment. Shanghai also reports that the Ainerican-Russian relief force was so badly ambushed that the forces were obliged to abandon several field guns and much ammunition. Aljout 180 Russians and 11 Americans were killed or wounded. The German gunboat litis and a Rus sian torpedo boat destroyer is patrolling the l'ei Ho river and raking with guns the native villiuges on the luniks, which were filled with concealed "ulpers." -— » Ll Hung Chang Pleading London, June 27.—The Hong Kong j correspondent of the Times, writing Mon lay, says. Li Hung Chang officially announces tliut the presence of foreign troops at the capital is ,i ue to the Boxers, and he urges all sections of the community in Canton ready when the occasion arises to exterminate the enemies of the countries, 1 Numerous ruffians are entering British territory. ! ----* * All Attack Feared, London, June 27.—The Shanghai cor respondent to the Times says: A telegram from Niu Ch Wang announces ! that the residents there fear an attack by the Chinese troops. The foreigners and ! missionaries in the outlaying states have j taken refuge in the foreign settlement which is protecte ,j by a Russian gunboat, The rai)way j 8 Ul ueb damaged. ' —- ♦---- j Leaving: Wu Chau. Hong Kong, June, 27. —The steamer Sam Chui arrived todav from Wu Chau, on the West river, with a number of lady missionaries. She reports that the other Europeans are preparing to leave Wu Chau, as the natives are conducting anti foreign demonstrations. »tun uitmtsiitum ui \ 1 IVVVVWVVfVWIVlIlVf VIVVI i' ff <1 Highest CASH PRICE PAID lw €00$ and Poultry WHITE BROS., Commisataa Mcrekaata |i||||M|i||||U||||||||||U UIIIIMIli YYYYYTfVYYVVVm'VrirYVTVVTTTr, »iiimn " WW W Destroys Bed Bugs «£ j Cockroaches and all crawling vermin. Rids the house of them forever. Its in fluence is far-rea< hhig and these pests which will get into the best kept houses can be easily exterminated by its use. SURE DEATH an appropriate name. Its application ll easy anJ the result« satisfactory. Make il ourselves; we know that it will drive uut anv colony ut be4 bugs. Dun'« ha bolheteJ longer with the pells. The Owl.. Drug Störe Wholesale ^* 40 Retail