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ttm United lWn>Mtor op* portunitioo for homooookora ■■n't bo found. MAY NOT GET GIFTS IN TIME Freight Car of Xmas Mail for Orangeville Delayed Special to Evening Teller. GRANGEVILLE, Idaho, Dec. 24.— (By Naz Perce Co-Operative Tele phone.)—This city and the surround ing towns have been without a mall since Thursday. Word come s from Lewiston that a freight car loaded with mall left Lewiston yesterday after noon on the first train out of that city since Tuesday, and If the stages make good time some of this delayed mail ahould reach here today. Telephone and telegraph wires have been badly demoralized since the heavy rains, and for three daÿs this city has been practically without com munlcatton with the outside world. WHEAT NEEDS IN NORTHWEST. Mills Ground 13S Million Bushels Last Year—- Little Surplus This Year. The Northwest MUler reports that 118,500,000 bushels of wheat were grôùnd in the year ending August 31, 1*04, by the mills of Minnesota and the Dakotas, including a few in nor thern Iowa and western Wisconsin that depen on the three northwest states for their suplics. Minneapolis mills ground (5,5000, NO bushels, Duluth 4. 500,ON bushels, -and the country mills (8,500,000 bush els. With 1S8,50N,000 bushels made Into flour and l0.NO.ON bushels used for seed the total northwest require ments were 157.000.0N bushels, or 35,ON,ON bustle's less than the offici al estimate of the northwest crop for IMS. The northwest crop this year is es timated at 177j0Q0 l AM bushels, or 20, 000,000 bushels more than require ments, Over 20.ON.N0 bushels have been ahljpad out up to the present j time so mat apparently the northwest 1 has no more wheat left than will be , needed by home mills for the remain- • der of the year. LONG CUT OFF FOR N. P. SL Paul-Seattle Line to Be Reduced 140 Mile«. Houston, Tex., Dec 23.—Pursuant to an ultimatum issued yesterday by the officers of the B-otherhood of Lo comotive firemen, following a referen dum vole of the members of the broth-j erhood affected, a »trike of the lo _ comotrve firemen wer.l Into effect this afternoon at 5 o'clock on the ,ines of the southern Pacific company In Texas and Louisiana. About three or four hundred men are involved In the strike and ths lines to which the strike order applies are the Morgan's LO'i.&iana and Texas, the Iberia and Vermlilian, the Louis tana and Western, TVxas and New Orleans and the Galveston, Harris burg and San Antonio. These lines extend from New Or'eans to El Paso, 28 branches reaching several Impor Unt by-points in the two states named, j Toe effect of the s.rike will not be apparent for several cays and no an- I »ouncement o, the intention of the j company relative to the filling of the i ... . • places or the men who have gone ou has been made. ________ ; Four- 6tory Log Hotel. Grants Pass Courier......... That Grants Pass Is to have erected j next year a four-story modern hotel ' with the best equipment and service ' eof any hostlery in the state outside of \ Portlaiid is the firm conviction of thos i directly interested in the movement, t The building is planned o be 106 x i 184 feet, which Includes! an veranda. Tls veranda will extend i around the entire four sides of the j bulldlng and the four stories and the structure is to oeupy the center of the ! block 56 feet from the sidewalk on all sides, this space to be in lawn, with trees and shruberey. The novel fea ture is that the building will be con structed entirely of logs, surfaced ori three sides, but the outRide will have the apearance of a log structure. The furnishings are to be In the Mission style, and all the furniture Is to be manufactured !n Grants Pass. The first floor will contain office, lobby, grill, kitchen and several suites; the ; wecond floor suites, and the third and : -fourth floors single rooms, of which ! (here wU be about 80 In all. | Try the Imperial hot reset beef sand- wiches at the Imperial Bar. Lunch ■erred free. .Cottonwood, Nezperce, ORANGEVILLE, STITES AND OROFINO. THE LAST TRIP OF THE SEASON Steamer Spencer Has Discontinued the Run from Portland to Portage j | j 1 ! j ! ! ! | ' Monday evening the steamer Spen rer, which since September 20 has been making regular trips to the por tage road, brought the last load down for the season, and will here after remain at The Dalles dock each evening Instead of braving the waters of the eddy, says the Chronicle. On her last trip she brought down 2200 sacks of wheat, which clears the warehous'e at the portage. During the three months it is estimated that the Spencer has brought down between 55,000 and 60,000 sacks, besides other freight. Next year it is' likely the Open River association will have Its own boat on the run. Last night 500 barrels of cement were taken up to Smith & Jones, the government contractors, and the por tage expects to cary 7000 barrels for north bank contractors before the first of the year. Superintendent Steelsmtth expects that bu8ines for the portage will by the first of the year have been all handled and the road will be closed down for the season. ! j j j 1 , • DEDICATE HABT TO LABOR CAUSE CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 24.—Organised labor in America is to receive its youngest recruit tomorrow In the per son of Lee Glessner Creel, the two year-old son of H. H. Creel, a well known labor editor. The youngest is to become a member of the Allied Printing Trades Council, and all the ceremonies customary to the Occasion will be gone through. The same youngest camp into prom inence last September, when a bap tism was held to consecrate his life to the cause of organised labor. The ceremony was performed in St. James' Methodist church by the Rev. Dr. Mil ner. representing the department of church and labor of the Presbyterian church. ! ! j I ! IN XMAS TREE FOR WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 24.—The Roosevelt family are expected to ^ spend Christmas day at fhe White j House. There will be no family Christ ma8 tree . The oWer Roo8evelt chu _ : . . ... dren have outgrown such things, while , ,,, . j a «" Christ ! tree feSt,viUe8 'hey desire at the honle8 of Natives and Intimate ; ^ riends - At the conclusion of breakfast to morro ' v morning the family Is to as »ernble in the library on the second floor of the White House and there exchange gifts. | President Roosevelt will attend morning service at the Dutch Re formed church and Mrs. Roosevelt and other members of the family at St. j John . g Episcopal church. In the eve | nlng there wl „ be a family dlnnev I , .. . . „ , j ^ Th * P '' e8ldent hM dt f n * d '° i ° Ut * he ,tat ° f ,he famU> K ' ft8 ' • They are numerous, Among the diplomatic corps Chrlst ; was will b« observed with the usual elaborate ceremonies. Nearly every embassy and legation will have Its j Christmas tree. Mohammedanism will ' be temporarily forgotten In the Turk-, ' ,Bh legation, and even the Confucian \ sons of the Chinese minister will com i b,ne w,th the dozen other children of t The embassy in a genuine American i frolic. 18-foo--- i The Bargain Isis, "Well, madam?" Inquired the floor walker. "I wish," she said, "to get a Christ ,rlas present for my husband." j j ! i J i ! i ! j I I ! j ; I ; j 1 I I "How long married?" the man asked. "Eleven years." was the reply. He pointed to the left. "Bargains down that aisle," he said. How to do With Our Presidents St. Helens Mist. If the president of the United States «'as limited to one term in office all future presidents would be as lnde- 1 rendent and fearless as the preldent 1 incumbent. - lf * #u boy y * ur rmrm lmPi*ments. Wagons and Buggies at the Western Hdw. S bnpL Cu., you will gst the best, rn Mala street Beend a pleasant heur at Km Si jeu teAjfht LAWYERS WANT CODE CHANGED Attorneys Take Steps to Form County Bar Association The members of he Lewiston bar ! met in the library roem of the supreme ! court building Saturday for the pur i.pose of taking steps to Interest the \ members of the legislature In certain j needed court legislation and to make ; some move in the direction of organiz I ing a permanent county bar associa ! tlon. Assistant United States District ; Attorney Mlles S. Johnson was made j chairman and Eugene Cox secretary ! for the evening. j Chairman Johnson appointed a com ! mlttee of five who will, with the chair | man, wait upon the legislators who j will be in Lewiston during the first j week in January, and present to them I the. desires of the meeting. This committee is composed of EL S. Fowler, E. O'Neil, James E. Babb, |J. O. Bender, George W. Tannahlll and Miles 8. Johnson. On motion of Judge Fowler a com mittee on permanent organisation was appointed. It consisted of E. O'Neil, James E. Babb. E. L. Fowler, F. D. Culver and Daniel Needham. A meeting of the committee on pro posed legislation will meet in the office of EL L. Fowler Wednesday evening. The first thing the committee, head ed by Mr. Fowler, was Instructed to take up with the visiting solons was the wants of the supreme court library. The report of the library com mission' calls for an appropriation of t(,600. FATHER'S YULETIDE BLISS Mother's knitting woolen socks, Half a dozen pairs; Martha's making fanqy soffits, Such as no one wears; ' j Sally's working table spreads, j Done with puffs and frills; ! What's the wonder father dreads i Christmas drygoods bills? J Amy's making handkerchiefs i Out of filmy lace; Mary's fixing powder puffs,—• ! Such a mery race; i Cousins, sisters, chums and aunts, ! Each has something made. What's the wonder father pants When the bills are paid. Molly's painting bugs and things On a lily pad; Proudly when It's finished bringR What she has done to dad. j Inexpensive little gift, Making nine or ten; f I Father's heavy eye-brows lift— Lift— and lift again, j All the house with scraps Is strewn, Ribbon, silk and lace; Needles clicking night and noon At a merry pace; Christmas still a monthNaway, I So much to be done; Father has the bills to pay— Such a lot of fun. ! j Hh, but what a splendid treat Father has In store! ; Beedroom slippers for his feet, I Seven pairs or more. Night caps, socks and various Things he never saw; ; Hetrogeneous muss— j Lucky, luck pa! 1 Amy wants a seal skin sacque, I Molly wants a dress, I Nellie wants a music rack. Father's in distress. And »'hen Christmas time draws near, With Its quid pro quo. Vows before another year He will learn to sew! —J. W. Foley in New York Times. Out in the Country. "Good gracious!" said the lady chauffeur, "that bull seems awfully angry, doen't he?" "It's your red automobile, ma'am," explained the farmer. She flushed and bit her lip. "I know It Is an old fashioned 1904 model," she murmured, "but who'd have thought a stupid old country bull would notice tha?"—Ex. There Is the Pacific Coast. Springfield (Mass.) Republican. All the Arctic explorers catch cold as soon as they return to the belt that we live in. Peary went It months' in the far nof-th without a cold, but the New England climate hea floored him: e * e * e 5 » a » * Pictures taken at ntgtit at Gomond'e. The Elite 1 Saloon Morrison A Stuart. Props* The Traveling Men's Resort. Sole Agents for the Celebrated Atherton 4 Kirkwood Whiskey. Cottonwood, Idaho. Orofino Drug Co. Drugs, Jewelry and Tollst Articles, Paint» end Oils. OROFINO, IDAHO. L.&E. STABLE FIRST-CLASS LIVERY LANNINGHAM A ELFERS, Props. Grongsvlllo, Idaho. OLIVER SUPPLY CO. Dealers in Good Things to Eat. Fanoy and 8tap Is Groceries and Farm Pro duce. Receiving Station for Commer cial Cream Co v THOS. F. OLIVER, Prop., STITES, IDAHO. DRUGS Per highest quality of Drugs of all kinds go to ^ DR. ALCORN, STITES, IDAHO. A. J. BARTH, Watches, Jewelry, Silverware and Qptieal Goode. Glaaoee SeiontifloolTy Pitted. Cottonwood, Idaho. John's Place John Punks, Prop. Retail Dealer la the Boot Brando * of Wine« Liquors and Cigars. Orangeville Beer at Wholesale and Retail. An Orderly Resort. Finest Bar la Idaho County. Cottonwood, Idaho. The Cotton wood Barn HILL BROS., Proprietors, Livery and Feed. The Best Service Guaranteed. Cottonwood, Idaho. STAGE Between Kamlah and Cotton wood. Bally, BxcO Sunday. Leave Kamlah......... %. a. M. Leave Cojttbnweod.....l p. u. Arrive Cottosvood..... 13 m. Arrive KamlSb ....... 7 P.jf, McSarty A Ronahaw, Proa. --- 1 *-- —- N. P SALOON (Successor to the Old Brewery Saloon.) S. J. PETERSON, Prop. Cottonwood, Idaho. e Ie your collar a clean pure ! * white? e Is every bit of the dirt taken ! * out when you send It te the * e Lauadry. J 5 If not, year werk U set first * » class. . J a ; THE LEWISTON «TEAM J » LAmcmv. ■ • * Ton« ant a tot dam werk, a ( M NN(te»(M>NMNNS( Patronize Home Industry and Drink Weisgerber's Beer Speolal Brew, rrOT8 NICHT* Bottle Beer. - LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE, Orofino Trading ëo. alMlYBb. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in General Merchandise Grain and Produce. OROFINO, IDAHO. SAMI GOLDSTONE CARRIES the LARGEST and FINEST STOCK OF General Merchandise On Camus Prairie and is Always Up-to-Dste. Cottonwood, Idaho. Best Brands ' f Hi! When stopping at Nag Perzs ge to THE LOG CABIN. Wines. Liquors and Cigars. Srangevllla Beer on Brought ,* RALPH * KUHN, Proprietor«. R OR. J. H. LEWIS, DENTIST. SridBe and Crown Werte a S pecialty. NJU PERCE, IDAHD N*Z PERCE PRAIRIE, NEZ PERCE CITY THE HUB. « — N " WUI *" ■**«*»« " * , *"T " « ■* »«Ml Wta. .n.M ., ». vestments that you are looking for, call on ar write ms. __ *• H* WALLACE, Offset Farmer.' Stete Emte Bunding, No, P*««, ,g. ho . When stopping^ Stites go to the COMMERCIAL HOUSE Stites' Best Hotel—European Plan. , „ Daisly & Ruckman, Propr., _ STITES, IDAHO. r> , , . THE STONEY FORD BAR. Bon«led Whiskeys a Specialty. Fine Wines and «gars. rainier beer on draught PACKER BROS. Prop«. y# " " r * ,#oW "® ,#r • Homo whore it is piosoent to live, ar for aZ.T p 7Ü YOU » ""«•<* the famous Camas Pr.irlo in Idah. County, Idaho. Por ,pmdôU«.ro writ. to or sail on the Camas Prairie Land Company COTTONWSSte, *AHS. CkBARWATBK LIVERY ANÖ FEED STABLE 1 Frasier Brothers, Proprietor« I 1 Special Attention Given to Mountain Travel. Good Teams and Careful Drivers. Saddle Horses Fur nished on Short Notice. WHITE PINE TRADING CO., General Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Boots, »Shoes and Clothing, Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Agricultural Implements. _ _ QRFINO, 1D4H0. THE PIRST NATIONAL BANK, Cottonwood, Idaho. *• * Ehrhardt, Präsiden t| W. L. Brew* Visa MoOiniUa, SaaMor. PMaMaatt dyda page to th. raws « Jw Camas and Nau p #P0 , Prairiss and ths Upper C l., r . water oountry, Northern Idaho. ABSTRACTS OF TITl7 Lewiston Abstract Comoan. JAY WOODWORTH, Manager Bonded Abstracto« for Nez Perce Count, BNM 3, VOLLMtR BLOCK Whan at Nak Peres Step at THE CLARK HOUSE, Whara you r ato to a boot of ae uemmedatiena. J. H. Müler, Mgr.