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liKWlSTOX, NORTH IDAHO. - ■ —■ o^e— SATURDAY ..................MARCH 30th, 187S. Lewiston Prospects. We are inc'ined to the opinion that Lewiston has experienced its darkest days. It is the oldest town in Idaho territory, and wui once a place of large mining trade, and it has derived most of its former support from the mines East of it. As these mines have gradually lessened in their annual yield from their placers,the town hasjlessened in its trade and scores of men who reaped a good harvest here, have taken their gains— pulled up stakes and gone to San Fran cisco, Portland aud other large towns and established themselves iu busiuess. But very little of the money made here was ever reinvested here iu the way of building up the place or in makingany general improvements. . The quartz mining has up to the present time failed to secure the investment of the capital needed to properly develope their wealth, tho' there is now a prospect that these mines will not much longer be neglected by those capable of bringing them to the front, and when this is done the wealth of those miues will add materially to the trade and wealth of Lewiston. But the permanent settlement of tho wheat and other agricultural lands in the country surrounding, whioh has been and is still going forward is causing a great change iu the purposes of traders and business men iu regard to making Lewiston a permanent location for busiuess, and causing some little effort to secure the trade of the agricultural portion of the oountry around. If this purpose to cator to this class of trade had been earlier formed, it is reasonable to suppose that it would have saved the practica bility of establishing several other small trading t'owns in the surrounding region, which now hold a check upon the growth and prosperity of Lewiston. But better late than never, and as our town site is one of great advantage in many important respects, it is not an unwar rantable prediction that energy, good will and perseverence will soon make large improvements in the oxtent and character of our trade with the whole surrounding country. Already we hear of several parlies contemplating the building of brick fire proof stores and ware houses, so soon as they can pro cure the brick and lime, with which to build, and to this end some permanent arrangements should be made with the Qovernment and the Indians to utilize the extensive and excellent lime stone quarries that exist on the Lapwai In dian reservation. The necessities of the people all through the country demaud this. If our citizens do not adopt and continue the "dog in the manger" pol icy, Lewiston will from this time forward show a healthy growth, and become one of the most desirable locations for busi ness, health and comfortable living, of any interior town on the coast, and soou regain what it lost in popularity from the supioeness and carelessness of its in habinants. It needs but united and gteady effort in the right direction to make our influence and character re spected and honored, both at home and abroad sitting Bull. St. Paul, March 20 —-There is great excitement in the northwest territory over a reported combination by Sitting Bull Sioux, Blackfeet and other tribes to attack the settlements iu the Spring. Many settlers are moving. Chicago, March 21.—Captain Con stance Williams, of the seventh infantry, stationed at Fort Belknap, has sent to military headquarter« the result of sev •ral scouting expeditions, which con firms the report recently telegraphed by U. S. Consol Taylor at Winnepeg. Man itoba. Capt. Williams learns the forces •ader Sitting Ball aggregate, with what j he has assurances of receiving in the way of rtduforcemer ts, nearly 7,000 ; fighting men. The talk among them is ! that they will tight nobody, but if any I one comes across their path they will ! get it just the same. The Indians are j well supplied with amunition and the (situation is regarded as critical, aud de ! eisige measures are urged. Ottawa, March 21.—The report ' from Battleford to the effect that Sitting j Bull had formed an alliance with the Blackfeet and other Indiau tribes for the purposes of attacking the northwest settlements, is discredited by the gov ernment. Washington, March 20.—The latest advices from Sitting Bull's camps are conflicting in their nature. General Sherman roports he is by no means ap prehensive of any alarming results. ludian Prospects. The dispatches about Sitting Bull and his purposes, and his force of allies are by no means calculated to tranquihze the people on the frontier. The omens which settlers in the vicinity of Moses observe according to the W. IV. Union , are making these exposed settlers very uneasy, and their families are beiug sent to places of safety in consequence. The promise of Gen Howard not to disturb these Indians, dont seem to inspire them with confidence. The authorities at Washington City dont seem to anticipate hostilities. But from their stand point they are not so well situated to know the facts, as are many frontiersmen who with cool heads view the signs in closer proximity. We all hope and pray for 1 peace, but "to be forewarned is to be forearmed," and our suggestion is, men j exposed, should possess themselves of good arms, keep them in trim, and easy of access at a!i times, and their amuni tiou dry. Take no false alarm, but face the facts with fortitude. It will he the surest way of averting a war, mistreat uo Indian nor suffer any to mistreat you witn impunity. Delegate Fenn in a letter to Gov. Braytnau of date March 2nd, adds this iu his postscript: "Tho military authorities nml especially the Indian Bureau appear to think there is no serious apprehensions of offensive notion by Sit ting Bull and his Sioux. I am confident it is only u lull before a storm. The continuous ex citement among the Sioux at their various agencies: the fact that large hands aro daily leaving their agencies with threats of vengeance, that the mass oi the hostile Xez Perce warriors are still living some with Sitting Bull with their brains White Bird at their head, and that the ■ remainder arc scattered among the Crows, Flut- I heads and Blackfeet the hereditary enemies of the Sioux but friends of the Nez Perces, satisfies me fully that there is an effort being made to forma grand combination of all the Northern and North Western Indians, and I believe it will be, in part at least, successful, and that we will have an Indian War the coining summer that will dwarf the Nez Perce War to a second ary mutter. Nothing hut prompt measures can avert it, with an entire new policy ou the part of the Indian Bureau." .Air. Fenn is watching the present In dian movements as closely as any man at Washington, aud would not form his opiuiou except upon some tangible evi dence, and hence his views are eutitled to consideration, however much may be hoped to the contrary. 5 of The Northern Pacific. The Oregonian says that this com* paoy iu consequence ot the quarrel or' the people of Portland about the provif ious upon which this company shall have au extension of their graut, have deter mined to survey a route through tie Cascades Mountains on the Packwoid pass into the Yakima valley. We are informed that it avoids the Col umbia river pass altogether, and this will avoid Portland and the lower Col umbia aud be a more direct route from the mouth of Suake river to the Sound. We of the upper Columbia and Snake rivers, have no fault to find with this new programme, provided they will go to work and build the road as early as practicable. We then will have au outlet directly to the Souud, abd the most of our freighting to and from this country will be done over this route until the navigation is made continuous from the month of the Columbia to this point, [f Portland chooses to 'bite off her nose to spite her face" let her do so. W hat matters it to us so long as we get relief. If the company choose they can not only survey this new route but cau construct their road over it before the expiration of their franchise in 1879. They will then hold tie key to all this vast wheat country, and have a business on this end of their line that will pay them han somely from the day of completion for ward, aud make their connection with their road East of (he Bockies such a necessity that a future congress will ex tend the grant without opposition. We wish no evil to Portland, hut if her peo ple cant agree, it is no reason why we should suffer. NOTICE, U. S. INTERNAI, -REVE NUE SPECIAL TAXES. TTNDER THE REVISED STATUTES OI< U the t'nited States, Sections 3232, 3237 32J8, and 3239, every person engaged in anj business, avocation, or employment, which ren d«rs him liable to a special tax, is required t< ■procure'and place and keep conapir.uouely in hit ejablinhment or place of buxine*« a STASH* denot ing tho payment of said special tax for th< special-tax year beginning May ], 1878. Sec tfon 3244, Revised Statutes, designates who art liable to special tax. A return, as proscribe 1 cm Form 11, is also required by law of even person liable to special tax as above. Seven penalties are prescribed fur non-compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for continuing ir business after April 30, 1S78, without paymenl of tax. Application should bo made to COLUMBUS WALKER, Deputy Collector ef Internal Reve nue, at Lewiston, I. T. 24-4w. NOTICE. U. S. Land Office, 1 Lewiston, I. T., Mar. 11th, 1878. j ( COMPLAINT HAVING BEEN ENTERE] ) at this office by CHRISTIAN oCHOBK HORST against .1 A< Oil WILD, for abamlonin his Homestead Entry, No. c. 8, dated July D 1873 upon the south half of northeast qr.artc and »outheast quarter ot northwest quarter an Lot two, section IS, township 37 north, rang 5 weit, in No z Perces County, Idaho Territory with a view to the cancellation of said entry the siid parties are hereby summoned to nppea at ths office on tho 8th day of April. 1878, at o'clock P. M., to respond and furnish t.estimon, conetrning sahl alleged abandonment. Jon ATn an M. Down, ii. J. Monroe, Register. Receiver. 23-lw. Administrators Notice. Estate ot «James CJasrc, Deceased. lyrOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY Til II undersigned Administrators of the esta of J amrs Gage, deceased, to the creditors c aid all persons having claims against sa estate, to exhibit the same with the necessa viuchers within ten months after the first pu lhation ol this notice, to the undersigned Lewiston, I. T. Comimbus Walker, T. M. E. Schank, Administrators. March 14th, 187S, 22-4w. NOTICE. U. R. Land Office, ) Lewiston, I. T., Mar. 20, IS78. J C OMPLAINT HAVING BEI NENTER1 nt this office by DITLEF SMITH ngaii NATHAN P. FREEMAN for abandoning ] Timber Claim Entry, No. 6, dated March : 1877, upon the northwest quarter, section ! township 38 north, Range 5 west, in Ncz Pen County, Idaho Territory, with a view to t cancellation of said entry: the said parties i hereby summoned to appear at this office on t 22nd day of April, 1878, at 1 o'clock, P. M., respond and furnish testimony concerning si alleged abandonment. R. J. Monroe, Receiver. M. Howe, Register 23-4 w. NO OBSTRUCTIONS. A LL PERSONS ARE FORBIDDEN T deposite filth and rubbish in the Lewistt ditch on penalty of heiug prosecuted. John Brrarlrt, t . . „ Proprietor. Lewiston, March 23d, 1S77. 23-tf. CALIFORNIA BREWER\ y EAR HEAD OF FIRST ST., LEWISTON, I. T. Call and se« them. WEISGERBER Bit 1-1 LOOK HERE! AND SAVE VOITR moMEY! J. ALEXANDER. Has Bought Goods this Season low, Aud will sell as cheap as can be bought any where East of the Cas cades. ms eooDs aue fikst class. IIis stock cousists in p„rt of GENT'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, 5>ry Goods, * Boots & Shoe», flats & Caps, LADIES A GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS. HOSIERY Of every description. Carpets, Oil Clotlis, Mattings, FANCY NOTIONS, GROCERIES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, Wall Paper, Paints and Oil's, Crockery, Queens ware, CIGARS AND TOBACCO Of the best brauds. OIR STOCK IS COMPLETE, Aud was selected with a special re ference to the [DEMANDS —OF THE— LEWISTON & COUNTRY MARKET iu this SECTION, And they are now offered at the lowest rates. Dont send East to purchase cheaper or bet ter, lor it will he useless. We will take Farmers, WHEAT, OATS. BARLEY. BU ITER & EGGS In exchange fur gouds at fair market rates. WE have also AGRICULTURAL TOOLS and IMPLEMENTS formale cheap. COME AND EXAMINE And you will surely not Go Away Without Purchasing, —The goods you need.-» NO FURTHER USE IN YOUR GOING TO THE LOWER TOWNS To purchase any BETTER cr CHE "PER. J. -A-LESCA-lSriDEIl, Corner 2nd and D Street, 23-tf LEWISTON, I.T. I'Stw music 1 tm. A. ARMENT DEALER IN WATCHES, CLOCKS, & JEWELBV. Music of all kinds. School book, stationery and news depot. A ll watch work done on short nutiçe. And warrented to giveiatisfaBtin. DAYTON W. T. 17-tm.