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The North Pacific Railroad.
A jrell informed Wasbingtoa corres poodont, writes us that we might as well give over all hope ot tho renewal of the land fftnt to the North Pacific railroad company. He says the division in the ranks of the friends of the measure is fatal to the wnole affair. Mitchell's bill the senate antagonizes the house bill which reflects the views of the company, énd between tho two the whole thing will fall to the ground. The same cor respondent says that the feeling against all government aid to railroads is strong and growing stronger, and that the North Pacific is weakened by reason of jay Cook's former connection with it, and the fear that if the grant is renewed tbç franchise will again come under the dbntrol of a league of land grabbers. The outlook for a railroad is poor.— W. W. Statesman. We wish Bro. Newell's correspondent may be mistaken, but the outlook is far from being Satisfactory in relation to failread facilities for tho Northwest. The Indian War Cloud in the Northwest. Chicago, March 27.— Official but trustworthy information from Fort 'Walsh confirms the recent «tory of a large confederation of hostile Indians in that vicinity. Sitting Bull and Spot tfjMTail have been reinforced by lodges t»he Missouri river agencies, in VsTucfing lle<l Cloud's, and it is now es timated that there are from 5.000 to 7,000 warriors within a hundred miles of Fort Walsh. Some of these bands have been seen by Miles' scouts. The laVita ;es are very restless and are under UdifiktAnt surveillance of tho limited force of Canadian mounted police, who evidently anticipate troublé. At the council the last week of Feburary the Indians resolved to resist the buffalo law and Sitting Bull counseled moderation towards the Canadians, but breathed defiance against the Americans. The force is well armed and splendidly equipped, and could probably be aug mented to 10,000 men, in which case a VÎgofour Summer campaign would be probable. Set to. / Struble of the 'telegram and Chap mai/bf tlfè Been t Portland, had a recent encounter in the street. Chapman used 1/h heavy cane and Struble a pistol. Struble was knocked down and Ohap J jnan dodged the pistol ball. Some of e«u* Portland cotemporaries use towards each ether more billingsgate than the journalists of the early days of Oregon, when'Tom Dryer and Bush rode upon the top wave. From this we infer the taste of their readers has not much im proved. Influence.— The Idahoan to show the influence of the Boise Statesman f *(broad, arrays 12 journals which olaim ^thpl the governor should have a show with only the Statesman to oppose him. **0h, could we see ourselves as others see us ?" $76,000.—A special correspondent of the Oregonian says the House com mittee on appropriations have agreed to 176,000 appropriations for looks at Casebdes, the present session, and $20,000 for Snake river. Half loaf bet 1 ter than no loaf. Thk New Dollar. —On the newly ooined silver dollar is the motto "In f * * ootemporary suggests JM «tlfmmtf "In Hod we trust for l^og>|| $feht cents." « Merchants' Fertilizer. —"Prin ter's ink is the best fertiliser ever dis covered for a business soil." . ▲ Profrecy w - -% * _ The Canadian skepticism concerning the alliance may he partially correct, but we do not share in their doubts con cerning the ultimate object of the In dians to attack the settlements in the Northwest. They have been hovering about there too long, and too iong threat ening to make an inroad when rein forced and well supplied with ammuni tion— which is at present the case—not to do it. An Indian war with Sitting Bull is as sure as a thing mutable can be, and no narrow sighted policy on the part of our government should refuse to have an ample force of men on the ground waiting to accord Sitting Bull a warm reception.—P. Standard. Wô are not going to say the above is not correct prophecy, but the frontier settlers would like to make the Stand ard a false prophet in this instance. Contemplates Change. "A few days ago the Statesman in timated that the Avalanche would "go down ere long." That remark, we suppose, was based upon meageruess of our local advertising patronage. The Avalanche nevertheless, is one of the institutions of Idaho; and its present aud former publishers have always paid one hundred cents on the dollar, and. stood well in the community besides/ Look out. neighbor; if times don't imj prove here in Owyhee, there is a possii bility that the Avalanche may be esf tablished as a daily paper at the capitd within six months, and, mark you, jf wo take that step, your career as journalist is ended.— Avalanche." It is only a question of time. Nb need of going to Boise City. Th Statesman will ere long suffocate iu iti owu stench. Chances. The Oregonian says that a letter from Washington conveys the following : "It is apparent to every observer at Washington that the Union and Cen tral Pacific companies are doing all they can to prevent extension of time for the Northern Pacific. No onj can be sure that any bill will pass; and the differences needlessly raised make the result still more doubtful. There has been, this writer says, the most persis- j tent and stubborn opposition to the I Northern Pacific bill in this shape, though always under pretence of favor ing^the extension asked for by the com Pany " ■------ - -------- Survey. »^Superintendent Black, of thç Northern Pacific Railroad left New Tar coma last Monday, with a corps of sur veyors, to make thorough examination of Cowlitz Pass, with a view of report ing upon it^ practicability as a route for the transcontinental railroad. Mr. Black has unlimited faith in the feaa bllity of the undertaking, and this re connoisance is made more to substan tiate his position by reliable data than to ascertain new facts as to its exict condition.— Olympia Transcript. Is it the Cowlitz or the Packwood Pass ? You doctors disagree. The Pair Dollar Criticised. Some dishonest faces are fair to look upon, but the new silver dollar of nine ty cents has not even the poor merit of beauty. The eagle has the beak of a crow, the wings of a six month pul let, aud the attitude of a camp meeting preacher in the act of exhortation. The Goddess of Liberty is burdened with from forty-five to fifty per cent too much chin. The only appropriate fea ture of the alleged dollar is the sharp prominence given to the motto, "In God we Trust." To no other source can holders of the coin look for the ten cents out ff which it cheats tfiero.— New York Sun. A PROCLAMATION 1 By the Gove&or of <he Territory of Washington. W IIEItEAS THE LEGISLATIVE As sembly of the Territory of Washington by an act approved the 9th day of November, A. I). 1877, 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 frame x State Constitution ; and Whehbas it is further provided in said act, that delfgates to said Convention shall be elected ir the Territory at large and in districts as follow : Threo delegates in the Territory at large. One delegate in the First Judicial District. One delegate in the Second Judicial District. One delegate in the Third Judicial District, One delegate in tho County of Walla Walia. One delegate in the County of King. One delegate in the Counties of Thurston and Lewis. One delegate in the Counties of Clarke, Ska mhnia, Klickitat and Yakima. Ono delegate in the Counties of Cowlitz, Pacific and Wahkiakum. One delegate in the Counties of Pierce, Che ÿalis and Mas r >n. One delegate in tho Counties of Clallam, I - land, Jeffer-on and tan Juan. Ono delegate in the counties of'Kitsap, Sno homish and Whatcom. One delegate in the Counties of Columbia, Stevens and Whitman ; and Wiiekbas it is further provided in said act, that the Oounties of Idaho, Shoshone and Nez Perce, in the Territory of Idaho; may be repre sented in said Convention by one delegate who shall have the privilege of theiloor, but shall not be allowed to vote ; Now, Therefore, I. ELISHA P. FEIIRY, 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 severul Oounties in this Territory on the NINETH DAY OF APRIL A. I). 1878, foi tho purpose of electing the delegates here inbefore mentioned, Tho 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 ot Idaho, Shoshone and Nez Perce, in the Territory of Idaho, are requested to elect the delegate to said Convention provided for in said act, at such time and in such man ner as may be deemed advisable by the citizens ojsaid counties. jla Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set <—'—v my hand and caused tho Groat Seal f 1 of the Territory io be affixed at i J Olympia, this 24th day of January, v-—' A. D. One thousand Eight hundred aul Seventy-eight. Eeisiia P. Feriiv, By the Governor, N. II. Owinös, Secretary of the Territory. I | j ! j I I For 1st Judicial District. Office in Clark's blo< | k 3tl street Lewiston, I. T. Will attend to buainess 1>eforethe 0ffice - FLAX SEEÏT J. W. POE, « Attorney-at-Law, AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY 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 be offered of next seasons crop, through their agents, Messrs Allen & Lewis, of Portland, from whom seed can be had upon application. John G. Kittle, Manager of the Pacific Oil & Lead Worlts San Francisco. November 20th, 1877. 7-6-mo. LIVERY STABL'E, M. NOLAND & W. A. CALDWELL. PROPRIETORS. A T THE OLD STAND FORMERLY KEPT by H. Crites, on the 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 So Coarse." i-tf I9EWENBER6 Wholesale an<f Relkil Dealen IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE LEWISTON, IDAHO . [AVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND jt L large and complete stock o^oods. * 13-t# 5 S o o as *2 ~ r? i-H 3« a a a -3 CIS f 1 . a W a a ~ in » * OQ STAINTON, Physician and Surgeon, LEWISTON, I. T, Office and Residence—Montgomery Street Head of Fourth. l_tf 1ÆLAND, Atfcorney-at-LaWj LEWISTON, IDAHO TERRITORY. Will practice in all the Courts of North Idaho, and also the Supreme Court. Also Commis sioner of Deeds for Washington Territory io and for Idaho Territory. I J. K. VINCENT, AUCTIONEER, LEWISTON, I. T. l L L BUSINESS ATTENDED TO L Promptly and Faithfully. I—tf d1/KTw~ë"ll* s EXPRESS. C l A KEYING U. S.MAIL AND PASSEN J gers to and from Lewiston and Piere* City, transacting business with WELLS, FARGO & CO'S., Express, leaving Lewiston on Monday and arriving at Piere« City on Wednesday, leaving Pierce City on Thursday and arriving at Lewiston on Satur day of each week A 1—tf Tortures that Need not be Endured. People suffer a great deal of pain unnecessari ly. Among tortures that need not be endured are those inflicted by the rheumatism and gout, since the acrid element in the blood which pro duces them by contact with the sensitive cover ing of the muscles and joints may bo eliminated by the use of that matchless dépurent, Hostet tor's Stomach Bitters, before the inflammatory symptoms aro developed to any great ext«*L When it is considered what excruciating tor tures rheumatism inflicts, and what a tendency it has, when fully developed, to attack the heart, the advisability of an early use of such a reliable antidote becomes at once apparent. The rheu matic virus is expelled from the blood by the in creased action of the kidneys—which aot as strainers—produced by the Bitters, and the xuf ferer will find, if he uses this supreme defensive agent, t^at he will be protected against a return of the agonizing complaint. Dyspepsia, fever and ague, liver ant bowel complaints and other maladies, are also cured by this admirsble reme dy. 25-lm CALIFORNIA BREWERY. • NEAR HEAD OF FIRST ST., LEWISTON, I. T. Call and sec them. WEISGERBER BROS.