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I am cutting down the prices on everything in my stock to where no competition can reach them. See the prices in my window before making selections and you will toe convinced of the truth of my assertion. Some of the greatest price makers you ever saw in Cut Glass, Watches and Jewelry. ED. WALTERS, —JEWELER 418 MAIN STREET. PORTER BLOCK BYRNES' BAR J. M. BYRNES, Proprietor. The beet Wines, Liquors and Cigars. A gentlemen's resort and 'easant place to spend your time. Good muoie afternoon and evening. Lunch rom in connection. You'll bo treated right at Byrnes'. 384 Main Street RAYMOND GRILL BEST OF BERVICE DAY OR NIGHT THE CRYSTAL BAR—JOHN DESCHAMPS, Proprietor. Everything new and up-to-d ate. Clean, attractive and oomfort able. Btrlotly a 'gentleman's re sort. Goad" Music during the even ing. Lunch room in oonnoetion. We will be ple a se d to have y ou make this plaes your headquarters, and wo will try te please you if you will give us a sail. The Mint •AKER * SMITH, Pr sprtstsr s am MONEY TO LOAN + on Improved Harms and res id ence property an the most favorable tat ma We land our own toads and there la no delay. Can and aaa ns If yon Gmtra to borrow. JOHNSON BROTHERS Rooms 817-218, Over Kjos Store. LONG WOOD, SHORT WOOD. ORY WOOD, WOOD AND COAL RY TRAIN LOADS or WHBBLBARRAW LOADS. No - coders too largo or ema il far ua ta dll. Lot us figure with you on largo o r dere. Phono 1181. Yards, Pirat Street and N. P. Tracks. Clearwater Fuel Company JOLLY A THOMPSON INVESTIGATE m ! tile unexcelled terms offered hj the IDAHO TRUST CO. ;on REAL ESTATE LOANS i. Low Wo make loans an improved City Property u pon k Hum these offered by BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION«, rate of I nt ernst . Easy payments. No delays. Others have I n vest i » Bated and found our term s moot satisfactory. Farm l oan s a spec i alty. P. W. KETTENBACH, President O. A. KJOS, Vlas President. E. C. SMITH, Secretary. Keeping Pace Witli the Growth of the City I am now ready in my new quarters to meet all my friends, aad show them aM kinds of fine goods in Watches and Jewelry, aad aave them money or all purchases. * ED. WALTERS JEWELER 418 Mobs S t reet New Porter Mock Clyde J. Vassar UNDERTAKER. AMBULANCE SERVICE^ Telephons 18E1—Residence 1823 «EIRSHIP SUIT .UNFOLDS TALE LIKE A NOVEL BAER CITY, Ore., Dec. 21.—Claim ing that he ia the grandson of Joseph Gale, one of the early governors of Oregon territory, the illegitimate child of the dead stateman's daughter, Les ter Beam, has brought suit against James Holcomb, a well known rancher of Eagle valley, who, the boy claims is his stepfather, to recover 160 acres of fine farm land on the Umatilla In dian reservation, and the sum of $9,000 which he claims has been collected as rentals from the property, says the Herald. Like the tale spun from the brain of a novelist, Is the story unfolded by the witnesses in the case. They recited how Clara Gale, daughter of Former Governor Gale and his full blooded Indian wife, came to Baker City years ago and was deceived by the man she loved. In 1889 she was deserted and to earn her livllhood ac cepted employment In the Western hotel, then one of the leading hostel ries In this section. Later she retired to Mrs. Young's rooming house and there a baby boy was bora; a child without a npime. Hated Her Child. She hated the child at its birth, the doctors say, and would have ended its short life had they not taken the in fant away from her. When It was seen that the mother would not care for her babe, Drs. At wood and Dodson, who attended the girl -mother, gave the child to Mrs. Young, who in turn placed it in the care of Mrs. Elisa Beam, who now resides at the Bonansa mine. After they had kept the bright lit tle boy for a time Mr. and Mrs. Beam grew very fond of him and decided be 17 ly "BIG FISH" IN LAND FRAUD NET Tw« lilliouires Are Found finiltj of ' Conspiracy Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 20—The trial in the federal district court of Bartlett Richards, president; Will G. Com stock, vice president; C. C. Jameson, secretary-treasurer and general man ager of the Nebraska Land and Feed ing company, controlling the 400.000 acre "Spade" ranch, and Aquilla Triplett, their agent, ended this evening in the conviction of four de fendants on 86 counts of an Indict ment which charged conspiracy to defraud the government of publie lands and subornation of perjury. The Jury took but two hours to con sider the evidence. The accusation against the officers of the Nebraska Land and Feeding company was that they attempted to secure title to vast tracts of land within the "Spade" ranch enclosure. In Cherry, Sheridan and Boxbutte counties, Nebraska, by fraudulent means of homestead entries under the Kincaid law, which permitted the homesteaders to take up a section of land In the semt-arld districts. Scores of witnesses were Introduced who swore that they filed on the lands at the solicitation of agents of the prln c : pal defendants with the understand ing that they would be paid all the way from $300 to $1,000 for their claims whea titles were secured and that all necessary Improvements would be made by the company. A year ago Richards and Comstock, who are counted In the millionaire class, were convicted In the federal court of illegally fencing government land and fined $800 each and sentenc ed to six hours' Imprisonment «ach. The latter part of the sentence was served at the Omaha club in the nominal custody of their attorney, who had been deputised for that duty by United States Marshal T. L. Matthews. As a 'sequel to this episode. Presi dent Roosevelt removed both the marshal and the United States district attorney, Irving L. Baxter. A few months later Rev. Geo. D. Ware of Lead, S. D., president of a big cattle company, and two of nis agents were convicted on charg- s similar to the one on which Richards, Comstock et al have Just been tried. Ware's case Is now before the U. S. court of ap peals. Fred Hoyt, T- M. Huntington and James Baird, officials of the Maver ick Loan and Trust company of Gor don, Neb., and Ami B. Todd of Den ver, an agent, were included In the Indictment found against Richards, Comstock and the others, but held to be tried separately. The trial will begin early In January. F. M. Wolcott, an attorney, who was also Indicted, was discharged. A number of other wealthy cattlemen and their agents are under indict ment for aimllar offenses. The maximum penalty for the offense is two yoaro imprisonment and $1,000 fine on each count. Change of program dt Bijou tonight. that they would give him their family Dame and protection. Accordingly the young mother's signature was secured and the babe became Lester Beam, having been legally adopted. Falle in Love. After disposing of her child Clara Gale went home to her parents In Eagle Valley. She resided there for nine or ten years when she met and loved James Holcomb, a thrifty young farmer. Concealing the story of her past from him she was married to Holcomb after a short wooing. While she never told her husband of her secret he says he heard of It from other sources and several times ques tioned her about it but every time she hotly denied the truth of the story. Upon these denials and the contention that the present Lester Beam may not be the boy who was born in this city 17 years ago, but another child who has been substituted for the real helr t Holcomb, the half-breed daughter of Governor Gale, gave birth to a girl baby. Neither child nor mother sur vived and the husband was apparent ly the only surviving heir. During her life Mrs. Holcomb had established her claim, aa an Indian descendant of the Umatilla tribe, to 160 acres of land on the Umatilla reserve. At her death this waa -turned over to Holcomb. Boy Wants Estate. Now cornea young Beam with the contention that he is the missing son of Mrs. Holcomb and consequently en titled to the reservation allotment. Al though he alleges that $9,000 has been collected In rentals the testimony In the case shows that but $1,060 In money has been collected besides house and other Improvements which have been made upon the property. FACILITIES NOT TO BE HAD HERE N« Building in Which Noted 1 m CobH Be Asked te Speak i In speaking to Rev. Mr. Euster about Moscow securing W. J. Bryan to lec ture there January 14, and asking why Lewiston could not have the same privilege, Rev. Euster said: "I have been in correspondence with lyceum bureaus for nearly a year rel ative to securing men like that for Lewiston, realising the good It would do In advertising the place. The rea son why Moscow gets Bryan now and L&Follette later Is because It has a magnificent auditorium in which to place them. "By the time you pay $300 for a speaker like these and then pay $50 for a place to have them speak and you realise that about 600 Is the limit of your accommodations It Is no wonder that It la Impossible for Lewiston to secure them. "Moscow le securing some of the very best talent in the United States all because she has a fine audience room resting 1,000 people. "It is comparatively easy ter make things go in the lecture line and se cure men like Bryan when you have a place like that to give the people a chance to hear them. If Bryan should come to Lewiston. 1,600 people from the city and surrounding country would have to stand out In the street for want of room." ♦ "THie BATE IN HISTORY." ♦ December 21. 1719.—First lsue of the Boston Gbaette 1832.—Sir Samuel Montague, philan thropist, born. 1864.—General Sherman entered the city of Savannah. 1871.—President Grant Issued proclt mation abolishing discriminating duties on Spanish Imports. 1900.—Roger Wollcott, governor of Massachusetts, died. Born July 13, 1847. 1902.—Wireless message sent across the Atlantic. 1906.—Great strike In St. Petersburg. Call and mo my $2.00 cabinet pho togriphs before purcfaulgg gin whore. GOMMOND. If you wish anything .n groceries In a hurry, call up the Russell Grocery, the prompt delivery store of Lewiston. Our businooo grow, «mouse wo aoN medio ins of higher purity and potency. Chastain-McNair Drug u. G lawn We ♦ - ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ CAN'T REALLY WASH at home—don't have time, don't h ave room. Wa Dave LeCUIR LAUNDRY BOOK BINDING Wo manufacture Blank Books * ad Bpoolal Ruled forma for « Corporation* Bust i Wo m oka Billing Systeme and o Sand your Art Books, Muale * and Maggtlnaa ta Bind. « a Lewiston j Blank Book : Company • 180 Naur Sixth Street LEWISTON, IDAHO lanpaa.aaaaoaao W. P. Husibut, President M. W. Barnett Treasurer. E D. T h a m e s . Vice Pr e si de n t James Aspoas, Secretary. H. K. Barnett Supervisor Abstract Department Commercial Trust Company Capital - - $1,000,000.00 General Ranking and Trust Business. Abstracting and Fire Insurance. Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. LEWISTON. IDAHO. ........................................... . w. P. KETTENB ACH, President. J. ALEXANDER. Visa P u d» * GEORGE H. KB ST Eft, Caehiar The Lewiston Natioial Bank LEWI STON. P AHO BISECTORS Joo. Alexa n der , C. C. Bunnell, J. B. M orris, Grass K. PfaMki, R C. Beach, Goo. H. Keobor, W. P. Kettenbach, a E. Guernsey, Wm. A. Libert, Jnc. W. Givens. A. Froidenrioh. C smo r of Main ana ro ur tw S tr e am TRANSACTS GENERAL RANKING BUSINESS , V it m » • J . *' ' IS * ' ' ~ K - ' •*fht E xc hange Said an All tha PriaMpal CKica of the United States aad Ba rege. lawn f«rtUh,ers, garden fartUlezr« Poultry supplies, write or call on u * We carry a large stock, mar* MEANS, Lewiston, Idaho. * ♦ LADIES' TAILORING. - * v * nl "® costume, and ledits' Z ♦ tailoring a specialty. ♦ MME. ELKINS SHALA ♦ • Modiste. ♦ Ovor Ellers' Pi«„ 0 Hou.., I ♦ Lewiston, ldaho . „ Tbs Water Makes the Beer OLYMPIA BEER is made from clear sparkling spring water. Charles Parker, Prop., Lewiston Agents. Don't forget we are sole j agents for Î CROWN j Princess canned Goods * MJB High Grade Coffee MJB Tree Teas Also a flac Nm of staple and fancy groceries Lewiston Grocery & Bakery Telephone *cn Main St. seeeeeeeeeeee»^»»^,^ It is Unjust to Your Business To send out poorly printed stationary or advertising matter. We are exclusive job printers and our work la artistic and tasty. BLAIR A BISHOP, Main street Phono Main $41. BMW LEWISTON DRAY COMPANY Office at Blue Front Main St Office Phone UU. Fumltaire, Bdggaga, Freight . and Parcel Delivery. STORAGE To the Traveling Publiai Please tkdbange your with "Lewiston Dray Company's Agent" to avoid delays and In aura safa and prompt delivery.