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THE
VOL. I.
LEWISTON, JIORTH IDAHO, SATIIHOAIT JLLV 91 . J 877 .
MO. 40.
THE TELLER
Published Evety Saturday
—BY—
A. LELAND & SON,
MONT GOME I IY STREET
LEWISTON 1 T.
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Justice's Summons............................. 12 00
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of delivery.
ALONZO LELAND. CHAS., F. LELAND.
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
OF IDAHO.
Delegate in Congress....
............S
. S. Fenn
Governor....................
Bray man
Secretary....................
Marshal......................
I'inkham
U. S. Attorney.............
........J. \Y
. Huston
Treasurer....................
I Din toon
Controller...................
Perrault
JUDGES CLEIUvS & DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.
1st District.............................John Clark
Clerk...................................... If. Squier
District Attorney.!...................... J. W. Poe
2nd District.....................M. E. Hollister
Ulerk...........................A. L. Richardson
District Attorney.....................Geo. Ainsle
3d District........................II. E. Prickelt
Ulerk.........................................
District Attorney.................. F. E. Ensign
The Judges of the 1st 2nd and 3d dis
tricts assemble at the capital on the lirst
Monday in January in each year, and con
stitute the Supreme Court of the Territory,
with the Judge of the 2nd district as Chief
Justice, and A. L. Richardson ns Clerk.
The Judicial Districts and the times and
places of holding Cdurts in each are desig
nated by the Supreme Court when in ses
sion and are liable to change each year.
LAND OFFICES:
Surveyor Gen....................... L. F. Cartee
IDAHO DISTRICT
■Register........................W. P. Thompson
Receiver..............................James Stout
'LEWISTON DISTRICT.
Register..... . ....................... J. M. Howe
Receiver........................... R. J. Monroe
north Idaho county officials :
NEZ PERCE CO.
probate Judge.....................D. J. Warner
Sheriff...................................Ezra Baird
Auditor & Recorder............Thos. Hudson
Treasurer...............................A. Binnard
Assessor*.........................J. W. Northrup
I ...N. B. Holbrook
County Commissioners J- ........Wnr. Ewiug
J.........J. M. Currv
"l.E niott
a Srif^ Capps (
Treasurer.................................M. Maulie
Assessor......... . ....... 0. F. Brown
...... W. B. Yantis
Q nly Commissioners' ^~R. J. M. Bradley
Loewcnbcrg
IDAHO COUNTY.
^heîiff* judge .....................A. Shumway
aitor k Recorder............... B. F. Morris
Usurer................... . p Oliver
Mess or........................... .Ï.K. W. White
0lln , _ ) ...... D. H. Howser
y Commissioners /-....Geo. Dempster
j ......J. S. Fockler
Wholesale and ltctail Dealers in
GENERAL
Dry Goods,
Clothing,
Hoots & Shoes.
' Groceries,
liiqnors* N
Tobacco,
Waggtns
ami Farming Implements,
Prices Very Low For Cash.
28-tf.
C. C. BUNNELL,
DEALER in
HARDWARE* STOVES
Tin, Copper, and Sheet-Iron
WARE.
Mining and Farming
ta/t p
HVLEISTTS.
C AKVEXTERS' TOOLS, L0CKS
HOLTS, IS AILS, . ROPE,
FITCHtf, OAKUM, A .11
»irf tioa, mou si>
ARTICLES,
ETC 1 ., KTL.
801,1) AT GREATLY
REDUCED PRICKS.
•g .1 VERY VARIETY OF WARE IN THi:
jj'J Line Manufactured unC epaired.
Ait Orders Promptly Attended To.
1-tf C. C. BUNNELL.
mtm
Ll'J a
DE FRANCE
Corner Second and C Streets,
LEWISTON I. T.
riiiirs HOTEL IS THE stage office
F and Headquarters for all the expressmen
to Lbo Upper Camps.
j---
LUNA STABLE
( ^ Street, Between 3d and 4th,
THE TA.I3LE
Is always supplied with the BEST THE MAR
KET AFFORDS.
Tirß ROOMS AND BEDS
Arc comfortable,«neat and well-furnished, and
every want of the guest is anticipated and
supplied. RAYMOND SAUN,
1-tf Proprietor.
LEWISTON, I. T.
; Feed, Livery & Sale Stablt.
S
# vou Muck-a-Muck and n 0 Airs
-, .
Stock Taken to Ranch.
N. b HOLBROOK.
1ft Proprietor
JOSEPH ASKS TO SERKEN.
DER, A RUSE.
Monday, July 16, 5 1 *. ji.
Message from Gen. Howard arrived
at 4 p. m* to the effect that on the
morning of the 15th Joseph sent word
to Howard that he wanted to surrender
himself, that lie was not to blame in this
war, that he was forced into it, lie
did not speak for the rest of the hostiles.
Wo diil not see Howard's dispatch but
are informed that Howard did not place
much confidence in Joseph's sinccrety
in the proposition. The above we
gather from official circles.
By Nute Thomas who left McCon?
villa's volunteers at G r. m. yesterday
we learu the following, to wit:
He says substantially that McCon
ville with his volunteers, and Jackson
with his cavalry were ordered to pro
ceed down the Clearwater to Dunwell's
Ferry and cross and como up behind
Joseph, that they had proceeded about
live miles this side of Kamia when a
messenger overtook them from Gen.
Howard with dispatch saying that Jos
eph had sent in word to Howard that
he wanted to surrender himself and go
upon the reservation, and upon the re
ceipt of this a halt was ordered, and
that before Thomas left at (i
p. m. word had come that while
Joseph and Howard were parleying
Joseph's force made their escape and
Joseph himself, flowed them. It was
thought by some that they had gone
via the Lo Lo trail, ami by the greater
part that they had crossed the Weipo
camas grounds and gone towards the
forks of Clearwater, that Howard now
had become convinced that Joseph's
proposition to surrender was only a ruse
to gain time for lr.s force to get away.
Tln.mas says that James Lawyer does
all the carrying of messages between
Howard and Joseph. Thomas was with
McConville on the night of the lUtli
when the Indians attacked the volun
teers at past 12 with about TIG warri
ors and fought till daylight, stampeding
43 of their horses leaving most of them
on foot. The evening before the attack
the friendly Indians notified them that
Joseph was going to attack them and
cut them off that night, the next day
ho was going to attack Howard and
whip ldul? then they were going to
Lapwaiwnd Lewiston and clean them
all out and then go back to Salmon
river. On the receipt of this news of a
purpose to attack McConville fortified
on a small hill, preparing several rifle
pits and bringing his animals inside his
fortified lines, and all hands waited the
attack. It was made and the boys hav
ing the advantage of position stood them.
The Indians lired about lUO shots
the first volley, but without any
other effect than to so frighten the
horses that they broke their ropes and
stampeded. Several of them being
killed. The next morning the hoys
counted 11G as they rode off towards
Joseph's camp. Finding themselves
a foot they sent to Jim Lawyer to fur
nish them other horses from his band
of the friendlies, and received the au
swer that Joseph had forbiden his do
ing so on the penalty of his attacking
the friendlies and cleaning them out at
Kamia. At one J\ M. on the 11th Jo
seph attacked Howard, the result of
which attack we have given. Thomas
says in the two days light 12 soldier:*
were killed and 28 wounded, two of the
wounded died before they arrived at
Granger il le.
The Kamia Indians report from 17
to 70 of the hostil > killed. No soldiers
saw more than four dead Indians
Thomas says that while coming in be
!
;
saw smoke from fires in the direction if
the forks of Clearwater and he is of
the opinion that this smoke is caused
by the hostiles whom ho thinks are
moving in that direction. Basha and
a boy who was with him as cook for
his train were killed in the fight with
Howard's command.
THE WAY IT IS DOIVE.
In the Standard of the 0th and Or
egonian of tho 10th is a full account of
the light of the 4th and 5th claimed to
he special telegrams to these papers and
no credit given to auy other journal.
It is all embracing more than a column
in each of these papers tho language of
the Teller extra of July 7th. We
wrote the account from Morrill's state
ments made to us in our office. Morrill
was an eyo witness. Wo sent one of
these extras to the telegraph office at
Walla Walla and one to tho telegraph
office at Wallula. The telegraph oper
ator either sent the matter over the
wires without giving us credit, else
these journals were anxious to induce
the public to believe that their eorres
poujeuls who are at tho front furnish
edTnc information. We like to accom
odat'd bdth the telegraph offices aud the
prc£s with the news early for the bene
fit of the public, but ns w : get no pay
from cither, we like to have tin credit
due to us. Tho Boise Statesman has
published any amount of matter con
nected with this war as special dis
patches to the Statesman every sen
tence of which was composed by us and
published in extras of The Teller, and
yet the Statesman ofthe 10th has the
effrontery to attempt to lie us out of the
fact. Such is the Statesman venality.
It is true that when the news of the
outbreak lirst reached Lewiston on the
15th at 7 l*. m., our Saturday's edition
of the lGt.li was worked off and our
mails made up, hut before the mail left
on Saturday morning of the IGth, and
within 24 hours after the killing of
Norton GO miles distant froui Lewiston
and within sixteen hours from the time
the Mt. Idaho boys who first made tho
discovery, learned of the killing, wc had
the account of the killing issued in a
Teller extra, and when the mail and
express left Lewiston at 5 A. M. we
wont an extra to each of our exchanges,
the Statesman included, enclosed in a
letter envelope, also oue to tho tele
graph operator at Walla Walla and yet
the following is the shameless audacity
and arrogant claim of the Statesman ;
"The Lewiston Teller of June ICtb, pub
lished within 40 miles of the scene ot In
dian murders committed on the 14th, cqp
mined no intimation of any trouble. If
any one on that day had told the editor
that an Indian war w as imminent, he would
have scouted the idea ns a ruse to keep im
migrants out of North Idaho. The Stale»
men of the 19th contained telegraphic ac
counts of the massacre before they appear
ed in the San Francisco dailies and in time
to reach its readers in North Idaho before
The Weller knew that there had been an
outbreak."
The impudence of such a journalist
would induce him to "steal ceats from a
dead man's eyes."
Acknowledged. —The »um of mon
ey sent as the proceeds of a benefit giv
en by John Jack at Astoria to the suff
erers at Lewiston, was tendered to the
sufferers of Mt. Idaho. The following
acknowledgement is sent us for publica
tiou.
"To our friends of Astoria, Oregon.
Wc as a comuiuuity thank yon heartily.
Very truly your'a,
L. P. BROWN."
Glaus.—S everal loads of grain came
into town Monday Iroiu "over North "

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