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local I NTELLIG ENCE Payment of troops was made at Lapwai ob Monday. No Reduction.—' The House Committee on Military Affairs have resolved not to reduce the army. Dance.— The young folks had a dance at Mrs. Rowley's on Monday night. A good time was had by all. Funeral of Judge Berry took place from the Court House on Friday, and was large ly attended. In Town. —R. Nugent, expressman from Mt. Idaho to Warrens has been tarrying a few days in town. Looks rosey as usual. Capt. Stump.— We are told that Captain Stump will have his boat rigged with new boiler, and ready to make bis first trip to Lewiston early in March. Going Below. —J. Alexander, Charles Bunnell and J. P. Vollmer, merchants have all gone below to buy goods and A. Damas goes on the steamer. Improvements. —Many are now in great need of-Iumber to make improvements on their pre-emptions and homesteads, south and east of town. But there is none tobe obtained. Alpowa Station. —John — Denny and family have taken possession of the station on the Alpowa, owned by D. Favor under a lease. Favor will make a trip to the At lantic States. Goods Coming. —R, Grostein has been recently to San Francisco and bought and shipped the largest stock of goods ever shipped by one firm to this market at one time. The Defense. —Gov. Braymau published his defense in the Idahoan of the 13th. From reading the charges and defense, we are led to the conclusion that the parties who set their net fortbe Governor succeed ed in obtaining a water haul. Railroads. —It is now claimed that the Northern Pacific and Salt Lake railroad men at Washington, have come to an ami cable understanding and that further oppo sition to N. P. extension will cease. Treatment of Ores. —We have received a pamphlet from Z. A. Willard E:=q., con taining a full description of bis method of the treatment of ores, claiming to save from 90 to 98 per cent of all the precious metals in the most refractory. Gone to Warrens. —An agent of Boston capitalists who have leased the Rescue Mines for a term of years, has gone into Warrens to make preparations for working and learning the needs for putting every thing in order by the 1st of June. Probability. —We are told on very good authority, that in case the North West Stage Company obtain the contract for car rying the mails west from Kelton to the Columbia river, and the Wallowa road to Lewistou is built, they propose to run a line of stages from Grand Ronde Valley to Lewiston, and connect with the steamers here. When the boats run they can make quicker through trips by 24 or 36 hours to The Dalles. Fibst Steamer.— The O. S. N. Com pany's new light draft steamer, Spokane, reached this place on Friday night the 15th inst, one month earlier than we have been favored with a steamboat in any former Spring. She left Wallnla with 50 tons of freight and drawing 22 inches of water only. She discharged much of her cargo at Almota, had about 15 tons when •he arrived here, and was drawing about 18 or 19 inches of water. The Suake river was near its lowest stage when she arrived ont the Clearwater bad raised a little. She h*d no difficulty in reaching this place, & od we may expect her hereafter with *nuch regularity, when there is freight to "»lug or take away. Saw-Mill.—T he machinery for the new saw and lumbering mill arrived on the steamer Spokane on the 15th and hai been hauled upon the mill site east of town, and workmen are fast putting it in place. They hope to saw lumber in about two weeks. The demand for lumber now is urgent. Lost.—A s Col. McConville was riding in a wagon from the Garrison into Lewiston the other evening with bis saddle horse attached at the rear of the wagon, the horse became in some way detached and ran over the prairie. He was found the next day, stripped of saddle, bridle and halter. Either some white or red Indian must have secured the missing articles, and he had better disgorge them to the own« er. Self Protection. —The policy used by business men is to patronize those who are ready to give patronage in return. Pub lishers must not be made au exception to this rule, and so far as this office is con cerned will not be. We will confer our patronage upon and speak in our columns favorably of those who remember to pat ronize the printer. Hence others need not expect that we shall be eager to do them favors in our business. War Claims and Spoilations. —Delegate Fenn writes of Feb. 3d, that be has prepar ed and introduced a bill for acommisslon to take evidence upon claims arising out of the late Indian war, including pay of the vol unteers of both Idaho aDd Washington, and claims for Indian and army spoila tions. This bill has received the endorse ment of Secretary of War and he hopes it will be favorably reported by the committee on military affairs and become a law. Larue Stocks. —It seems to be the inten tions of our merchants generally to pur chase large stocks of goods for the trade here this Spring and Summer ; much larger than usual. J. P. Vollmer tells us us that he will not be outdone either in quantity, quality or prices. He will devtte about six weeks time in San Francisco in making his purchases. And so far as we can learn it is the intention of our mer chants to compete in low prices with any of the merchants of the lower towns. Tie necessities of the country and the rivalry of trade demand that they do this. State of Washington.— Delegate Fenn has our thanks for copy of bll introduced by Jacobs to enable Wash ington Territory including the thro? northern counties of Idaho to form t state government, also copy of argument made by Jacobs in support of said bil) before the House committee on territory ies. Also sundry bills and resolutions introduced by Mr. Fenn for the benefit of his constituents. The features of the first bill are eood, and the argument is concise, chaste and pointed, and recites facts in the growth and developement of Washington which entitle it to be come a store at a very early day. The Situation Threatening. — Six English war ships and one Austrian war vessel entered the Dardanelles to gether on Wednesday, the 13th at 3 P. M. The Turkish authorities simply protested, but did not offer forcible re sistance. 1,900 Russian soldiers and Naval officers have arrived to take pos session of Turkish fleet in the Bospho rus. Austria is warming up and claims that the Czar has broken faith with European powers. There may be war yet. The situation is critical. to of Minority Report. — Attorney Brumbacc made a minority report the Supreme Court on the question Gov. Brayman's direliction as an attor ney, which is published in the Idaho an and which recommends that the Governor be completely exonerated. JOHN F. VOLLMER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in GENERAL OF ALL KINDS. A General Assortment OF hi tins CLOTHING, Groceries, Crockery, AN» GLASSWARE. Cutlery, Tobacco Miner*' Good» Etc., Etc. Lewiston I. T-^ae., 39t.h. 18?* BAIRD BROS •f PROPRIETORS OP THE FLORENCE, WARRENS AND SLK CITY EXPRESS, Transacting business with WELLS, PAR GO 4c CO'S.. Express. Also carrying thé U. S. Mail from Lewiston to the above named places, and intermediate points. Always Supplied With The Best Of horses, coaches and "accommodating whips. M Never Failing to Go Through on Time. TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS, TREASURE COLLECTIONS, ORDERS Ac., M ade a specialty, and any and all business entrusted to them will be attended to promptly. We are making semi weekly trips to and from Lewiston, I. T., with stages. Leaving Lewiston at 4 o'olook a. m., on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and leaving Mount Idaho at 7 o'clock a. m., on Mondays and Thursdays of each week. Making weekly con nections with the mining camps. Elk City, Florence and Warrens. The best of references given if required. 1-tf BAIRD BROS. » HOTEL HE FRANCE, Corner Second and C Streets. LEWISTON I. T. T his hotel is the stage office and Headquarters for all the expressmen to the Upper Camps. THE TABLE Is always supplied with the BEST THE MAR RET AFFOI the rooms and beds Are comfortable, neat and well-furnished, and every want of the guest is anticipated and supplied. RAYMOND BAUX, Proprietor. CITY HOTEL, iLdswiißi?®]^ is©®™ aiuAJBO* T HE UNDERSIGNED IS NOW LOCATED in the ubove named hotel, and having thoroughly remodeled it, can assure patrons the VERY BEST OF ACCOMMODATIONS AFFORDED UFÎ IKHIE CIW. The rooms are conveniently arranged and com pletely renovated, and open to accommodata the publio in style not surpassed in Lewiston. , , A. BITTNER, 1"" Proprietor. FLAX NEED. A S AN INDUCEMENT TO INCREASE tho production of flax seed, the undersign ed give notice that they will purchase at the highest market price, or will contraot for all that may be offered of next seasons crop, through their agents, Messrs Allen A Lewis, of Portland, from whom seed can be had upon application. „ Jo aw G. Kittlk, Manager of the Pacific Oil A Lead Works „ . Ban Francisco. November 20th, 1877. SALOON DO. Ë A 0 . II I S OPEN AT THE HEAD OF 3d STREET ready to wait on his customers with neat-« ness and dispatch. Drop in and see. 47-3m SEEDS, SEEDS. GARDENT SFJBD8 G MWAHD FOR SALE AT THE Walla \Valia seed Garden. Finest quality onion seed$1 50 per pound. Send for illos trated catalogue and price list. Garden 2 miles south of Walla Walla • ADDRESS, », . Groans SrawRarr, Walla Walla W. J.