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Washington, Maroh 16.—The sub committee of the senate railroad com mittee to-day made a unanimous report to the full committee in favor of Sena tor Mitchell's bill, extending the time for completion of the main line of the N. P. railroad to eight years. The bill as amended compels the company to build on the south side of the Columbia river to Portland and Kalama W. T. It throws all the lands open to settlement of pre-emptors at $2 50 per acre, the proceeds to be paid into the U. S. treasury and by the secretary of the treasury to be placed to the credit of the oompany. When any section or sections of the road are completed and accepted by the government, then the secretary of the treasury shall pay di rectly to the oompany the proceeds of all lands designated by odd seotions adjac ent to the completed road, in which pre emption acts are not attached to the oompany, with restrictions, they shall be sold in quantities not exceeding 160 acres to one person, and at not exceed ing 62 50 per acre. The bill also pro vides for the protection of sottlers now on the lands. The even sections aro thrown open to homesteaders, 160 acros to each person. It also permits those who have been restricted to 80 acres under existing laws, to enlarge their claims to 160 acres. The extension is on the express condition that the North ern Pacific Railroad Company shall oommence the construction of their road at Portland within nine months after date of the passage of the act, and construct at least thirty-three miles within one year thereafter on the south side of Columbia river, and that each year thereafter the company builds one hundread miles of road, at least twenty five of which shall be on the Pacific Coast. The bill further provides that the road from Umatilla to Portland shall bo a common road for the use of the Northern Pacific and Salt Lake and South Pass Companies under such terms as they may agree and in the avent of a failure to agree, such terms as may be agreed upon by three persons selected by the president of the United States. The extension does not extend to the branch line across the Cascade mountains, but lands on the branch amounting to seven million acres are re stored to the publio domain, and in lieu of these lands an equal amount is granted the Portland, Halt Lake & South Pass Company in aid of a road from Umatilla to Salt Lake with like restrictions as to the sale of lands by the government, and on condition that the oompany shall commence at Uma tilla within six months after the date of the passage of the act, and build and «quip twenty-five miles of road within one year thereafter fifty miles within eaoh succeeding year, and the whole within four years from the commence meut of the work.— -Tel. to Oregotiian. Idaho's Govereor. —The States man takes us to task for doing an act of justioe to Gov. Bray man. While we do not favor carpet-bag rule, in any of our territories, as a general thing, we do not believe in doing injustice to any of our appointees simply beoause they nre not a part or one of us. The Statesman has a point to make. We wash our hands of the doubtful busi ness it now has on its hands.— ff. W. Union . ______ Borino for Water. —This is no oountry for artesian wells, never was and never will be. People may try and try again, but if they rest their hopes upon it, they will meet with nothing but disappointment. The whole upper country is nothing but a basin in an endless chain of mountains, with no well defined bed rook. If you take up a claim, depend upon the dew and moisture which falls from heaven ; dig a well^ and settle down, but don't fool your time and means on artesian wells, beeauae they don't live in this country. rrwMffMW, THE GREAT STORM IN WYOMING. A Number of People Frozen co Death* Immense Lon of Stock. Extraordin ary Work of the Railroad Co. to Clear the Track. Sherman, March 12.—On Thursday aboht midnight a storm of snow and wind set in, covering the country Green river to North Platte Nebraska, a distance of 550 miles, which proved to be by far the severest storm known since the con struction of the Union Pacific railroad. The storm continued without abatement until Sunday morning, making it im possible for a person to go out without almost certain death. Since the storm subsided bodies of a number of persons have been found who died from exposure. Two soldiers perished be tween Fort Russell and Cheyenne, a distance of three miles. Four men with an ox team were caught 15 miles north west of Cheyenne; three of them reach ed the railroad Sunday terribly frozen and will probably loso their feet. The fourth man and cattle perished. Three ranchmen were found dead a short dis tance north of Cooper lake. It is pro bable this is only a small part of these that have died from the effects of (he storm. One ranchman lost ten thous and sheep near Egbert station. Mmy other cases are reported of loss of stock. The snow is drifted in immense piles wherever there is any place to fore a drift. Every cut in the railroad track was filled with snow and sand. The sheds were also full. The railroad bad their forces out before the storm suKsid ed on Sunday, and have been constantly at work with four snow plows at differ ent points with ail the men they eould work. The different forces met at; this point to-night at 9 o'clock having clear ed 550 miles less than three days. All trains will be immediately started and no further detention is anticipated. Pas sengers were all located where they could be well fed and taken care of, and those who have been located where they could see the progress of the storm and the efforts made to open the road, accord the railroad officials and men the greatest praise for the result accom plished.— I el. to Oregonian. Inst, of Learning, Grangeville Items. Roll of Honor of the Grangevilh hirst Honor.—Miss A. Shumwaj, 94.0; Daniel Crooks, 91.0; Fred Noyes, 91.0; Suzie Markham, 86 . 3 ; Join Crooks, 83.3 ; W. H. Sebastian, 843; -Tkos. Creg, 77.5; J. G. Sebastian 8L 0; Chas. Crooks, 78.1 ; AUce Crools, 87.0; Wm. Schmadike, 82.0; This. Herman, 72.4; Arthur Clark, 861; Chas. Robinson, 91.0; Maggie Robin son, 84.5; Levoy Gordon, 84.3; Tlos. Pearson, 90.5; Geo. Schmadike, 80.0; Addie Pearson, 87.2; Caddie Benedict, 90.5; Allie Riggins, 93.1; Horace Brown, 70.0; C. Owen, 80.2; Grant Benedict, 71,4. J. D. Flenner. From B. S. Hailey just in from the Wallowa we learn that the valley fe set tling up beyond precedent. Union coun ty will soon realize to what exteit she has suffered by reason of the Nez Perce Indian war, for had it not been for Joseph and his band aided by Howard, the Wallowa would have been the wealthiest portion of this country. Par ties are already in the valley from the Willamette and have selected a mill site and will have a grist mill in operation by the time the coming crop is ready to grind.— M. Sentinal. A man who talka too fast generally geta ahead of any sensible ideas be may happen to have. far im of a a A PROCLAMATION By the Governor of the Territory of Washington. W HEREAS THE LEGISLATIVE A8 atmbly of tbo Territory of Waihington by an act approved the 9th day of November, A. D. 187t, provided that a special election should be held in said Territory, on the 9th day of April, 1878, for the purpose of choosing delegates to assemble at Walla Walla, in said Territory, on the 11th day of June, A. D. 1878, to frane a State Constitution ; and Whkreas it is further provided in said act, that delegates to said Convention shall be elect«! in the Territory at large and in districts as follows : Three delegates in the Territory at largo. Ore delegate in the First Jndioial District. Ose delegate in the Second Judioial District. One delegate in the Third Judicial District, One delegate in the County of Walla Wall*. One delegate in the County of King. One delegate in the Counties of Thurston and Lewis. One delegate in tho Counties of Clarke, Ska mania, Klickitat and Yakima. One delegate in the Counties of Cowliti, Pacific and Wnhkiakum. One delegate in the Counties of Pierce, Che. halis and Mason. One delegate in the Counties of Clallam, Is land, Jeffer.-on and dan Juan. One delegate in the counties of Kitsap, Sno homish and Whatcom* One delegate in the Counties of Colombia, Stevens and Whitman ; and Whrrbas it is further provided in said act, that the Counties of Idaho, Shoshone and Nez Perce, in tho Territory of Idaho; may bo repre sented in said Convention by one delegate who shall have the privilege of the floor, but shall not be allowed to vote ; Now, Thbkbfork, I. ELD5HA P. FERRY, governor of the Territory of Washington, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested by said act, do hereby call a special election to be held in the several Counties in this Territory on the NINETH DAY OF APR IL A. D. 1878, foi tho purpose of electing the delegates here inbefore mentioned, The said election to be conducted and returns thereof made and trans mitted as is now provided by law in cases of general elections for Delegate to Congress, Prosecuting Attorney and members of the Leg islative Council of the Territory. And the said counties of Idaho, Shoshone and Nez Perce, in the Territory of Idaho, aro requested to elect the delegate to 6aid Convention provided for in said act, at such time and iu such man ner as may be deemed advisable by the citizens of said counties. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set r —> my hand and caused the Great Seal ( I, s I of the Territory jo be affixed at I J Olympia, this 24th da, y of January, v —-—' A. D. One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-eight. Elisha P. IVerry, By the Governor, N. H. OWINGS, , Secretary of the Territory, J. W. POE, Attorney. at-Lav, AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY For 1st Judicial District. Office in Clark's block 3d street Lewiston, I. T. Will attend to business before the Laud Office. FLAX SEED. A S AN INDUCEMENT TO INCREASE the production of flax seed, the undersign ed give notice that they will purchase at the highest market price, or will contract for all that may bo offered of next seasons crop, through their agents, Messrs Allen A Lewis, of Portland, from whom seed can be had upon application. John G. Kittlb, Manager of the Paoifio Oil A Lead Works „ San Francisco. November 20th, 1977. 7-6-mo. LIVERY STABLE, M.NOLANDAW. A. CALDWELL. PROPRIETORS. A T TUB OLD STAND FORMERLY KEPT by H. Crites, on tho north side of E Street, LEWISTON, NORTH IDAHO. GENERAL FEED, SALE AND LIVERY BUSINESS. Old and new Patrons will find the management are invited, who "Sot §o Coarse." i-tf be 1 i j j | LOEWENBERG BEOS, m IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE LEWISTON, IDAHO. H ave constantly on hand large and complete stoelc of large and complete etoek of goods. * __ is-tr * n> o •H er 2 a v. o B a P-* 55 'S W 5 •< jr a sr 5-0 C. 5C 5* EL ^ =5 ca 2. O n *. ba n oa cr a r a t, H. W. STAINTON, Physician and Surgeon. LEWISTON, Office and Residence—Montgomery Street Head of Fourth. J_tf ALOJ\ ZÖ ÈELÂ ND, Attorney-at-Law, LEWISTON, IDAHO TERRITORY. Will practice in all the Courts ol'North Mahn, and also tbo Supreme Court. Also Commis sioner of Deeds for Washington Territory in and for Idaho Territory. j7k7vincent, AUCTIONEER, LEWISTON, I. T. A L L BUSINESS ATTENDED TO Promptly and Fpithfullv. 1-tf DUIMW ELL'S ORO FIN® EXPRESS. Ü ARRYING U. S. MAIL AND PASSLT gers to and from Lewiston and Pierce City, transacting business with WELLS, FARGO & CO'S., Express, leaving Lewiston on Monday and arrrving at Piere« 'ity on Wednesday, leaving Pierce City on Thursday and arriving at Lewiston on Satur day of each week 1-tf That Terrible Scourge. Fever and ague, and its congener, billious remittent, besides affections of the stomach, liver and bowels, produced by miasmatic air and water, are both eradicated and prevented by the use of Hostetter's Stomaeh Bitters, a purely vegetable elixir, indorsed by physicians, and more extensively used as a remedy for the above class of disorders, as well as for many others, than any medicine of the age. À languid circulation, a torpid stato of the liver, a want of vital stamina, are conditions peculiarly favor ably to malarial diseases. They are, however, surely remedied by the great Preventive, which, by invigorating the system and endowing it with regularity as well as vigor, provides it with a re sistant power which enables it to with stand disorders not only of a malarial type, but a host of others to which fee ble and ill regulated sy terns are subject. The Bitters are a safe as well as search ing eradicant, and have widely supersed ed that dangerous drug, quinine, which palliates but does not eradicate malari* 20-1 mo.