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1 THE IMPERIAL BAR Turf and Stock Exchange Fine Entertainment AUCHINVOLE & CO 282 Main 282 Main LL LEWISTON Meat Market JOHN WURSTER, Prop., Dealer in Freeh and 8alt Meats, But* ter, Eggs, Fieh, Oysters and Gams in Seaeon. Phone Main 19. 790 Main Street Free Delivery. First National Bank LEWISTON, IDAHO. Capital, $50,000. 8urplus and Undivided Profite, $245,000. UNITED 8TATE8 DEPOSITARY. Deposits Jan. 29, 1907, $1,177,849.47 The Strongest Bank In Idaho JOHN P. VOLLMER, PreaidanL A. E. CLARKE*, Caahlar. No. 11 upon the Roll of| Honor of aU National Banks RAYMOND HOUSE European Plan. Rates 50c to 11.60. All modern convenience*. Newly built and refurnished. Grill Room open day and night 'Jght and airy sample rooma. Geo. K. Reed, Prop. Are You Sowing Your Publicity "Wild Oats" ? Do you advertiae on the M hit or miss" plan? Has the whole matter of publicity seemed to you a complicated "guess?" And have you been content to "guest wrong" a good deal of the time? Have you figured the thing out as one of life'e lotteries—in which, if "luek" is with you, an oooasional prix# may be drawn; but in which, moot of the time, "blanke" are to be your por tion? Do you "try" about every sort of plausible "advertising" plan or scheme that is presented to you—tie up your appropriation to dead walla and bill boards and "dodgers" and "noveltiea" and the various kinds of fol-do-rol that look aa though there "might be something in it?" Well, there are a great many ways in which to "advertise." If you have "sown your wild oats" as an adver tiser, "settle down" and confine your self to "newspaer publicity"—aiid oomenoe ta make some money—to gat tome retuma from your investment. It oan bo dona—in that way. If you will phona Main 261 the ad vertising manager of The Lewiston Evening Teller will gladly eall and glva you any information that you may de sire. A very wise man once wrote; "That man improperly blames the sea who is a second time wrecked." And it would seem that an advertiser Improperly curses hie "luck" who continues to "sow his wild oats" in an advertising way. __________ The Lewiston Evening Teller COMMISSION MAKES REPORT Has Made World Wide Study of Municipal Owner ship Problems NEW YORK, July 8.—After an in vestigation extending over nearly two years and embracing many of the principal cities both of the United States and Great Britain, the National Civic Federation commission on pub lic ownership and operation has com pleted its duties. The important and interesting reports on labor conditions are the first to be made public. There are two reports on this subject, one by Prof. John R. Commons of Wisconsin university, and the other by J. W. Sul livan, editor of the Clothing Trades Bulletin of New York. The report of Prof. Commons, under the title of "Labor and Politics,'' is more favora ble to municial ownership of public utilities than is that of Mr. Sullivan, made under the general heading, "The Labor Report.'' Mr. Sullivan makes caustic reference to political rotten nes, evidence as to which he declares was conclusive in Syracuse, Alle gheny and Wheeling. Prof. Commons, on the other hand, holds that, corrup tion under municipal control was no greater than under private ownership. The Committee'* Investigation. The commission has made a most exhaustive investigation of public and private operation of the four leading public utilities, gas water, electric lighting and power, and street rail ways, in all the cities visited, both in America and Great Britain. Fifteen members of the lnvestiating commit tee sailed for Europe on May 22, last year, and returned to the United States in August. Among the cities visited abroad were Glasgow, Newcas tle-on-Tyne, London, Liverpool, Nor wich, Manchester, Birmingham, Dub lin, Leicester and Sheffield. Investiga tions in the United States were made In Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Wheeling, Detroit, Indianapolis, Rich mond, Atlanta, South Norwalk, Syra cuse, Allegheny, New Haven and Hart ford. A staff of engineers, accountants and statisticians, numbering over 20, of national reputation, were employed to examine thoroughly every under taking visited by the committee. Municipal Ownership Abroad. Certain effects of the municipal ownership movement in Great Britain on the private companies are evident, says Prof. Commons. The Sheffield company, under the far-seeing man agement of Sir Frederick Mappin, has directed its policy for many years with the d.stinct purpose of meeting the arguments for municipal ownership. To avoid agitation, it has refrained from going to parliament for permis sion to increase its capital stock. Con sequently it has distributed its large surplus profits in the form of reduced prices for gas and betterments. to its plant. Most instructive of all is the attitude of the compan es toward the.r employes. With the sentiment of mu nicipal ownership ready to explode, the companies cannot afford to risk a strike. The Newcastle gas company has met this situation by a willing recognition of the gas workers' union and by a resort to arbitration through which wages have been materially raised. The South Metropolitan com pany has developed Its co-partnership scheme with astonishing shrewdness and careful attention to details, so that every disaffected workman Is silent or dismissed. The Sheffield company, al though Its president had openly at tacked and wrecked trade unions In his private business, contented itself with gradually undermining the gas work ers' union, through the payment of wages and bonuses superior to those paid by other private employers of the district, and even In the case of un-> skilled labor, superior to those paid by the corporation of Sheffield. Influence of Wage-Earners. The influence of wage-earnest | through their unions upon the condi- j tlons of municipal employment In the | United States has been complicated j through the presence and activity of j practical politicians. In the municipal enterprises Investigated, except South Norwalk and Richmond, the eight hour day has been established for the past 10 or 15 years for all employes, whereas, in the private companies the hours are longer or have more re cently been reduced for a portion, but not all, of their employes In the more skilled branches of work. This ad vantage In municipal undertakings has been brought about, not by a defl nlte labor party, but by the Influence of wage-earnes as voters upon the municipal officials. Prof. Common*' View*. t The views expressed by Prof. Com mons are In many respects favoable to municipal ownersrlp. He finds, however, that the proper method of dealing with employes Is the most dif ficult and critical problem of munici pal ownership, and he favors recogni tion of organised labor as a safeguard against the pressure of outside (po litical) recommendations. Century Printing Co. Phona Black 91. Ba se m ent Lewiston Natl. Bonk. Try the Toller Want Ada KNIGHTS HOLD CRAND CONCLAVE 200 of for Saratoga Thronged W ith Visitors Come to Attend Encampment SARATOGA, N. Y., July 8.—Special and regular trains arriving at short intervals poured thousands of Knights I Templars into Saratoga today to at- i tend Ute 30th triennial conclave of the j grand encampment. Every section of the country is represented by the ar- j rivals and from present indications j the South and the far West wifi be especially well represented at the con clave. Many of the visiting bodies have brought their own bands or drum corps with them, and the scenes at the stations and hotels are those gayoty and pleasing confusion. Stragglers are noticeably absent, the delegations arriving in complete numbers in near ly every instance. A large number of commanderies were several hours late, but they seemed to come in as fast as the tracks could be cleared to make room for them. Early in the morning the streets and public places about town took on a crowded appearance, and everywhere were men wearing straight-cut black coats, adorned with mystic insignia, and women wearing ribbons and bades of various colors. Scenes of unusual activity were presented in the corridors of the big hotels. Great as Is the capacity of Sara toga for entertaining crowds, all ac commodations will doubtless be taxed during the remainder of this week. It Is estimated that at least 100,000 vis itors will be here before tomorrow morning. Every possible provision has been made for their comfort and en tertainment. Many of the delegations that arrived in special cars will con tinue to occupy the cars as sleeping quarters during their stay. Two of the largest churches have been convert 3d Into restaurants to help those who have taken nearby lodgings. Another temporary cafe capable of feeding 5,000 at one time has been provided The encampment program will be ushered in tonight with a reception In honor of Grand Master Moulton and the grand encampment by the grand commandery of New York. commandery of New York. Tomorrow will be the day of the great parade. Eleven divisions will constitute the great procession that is to be reviewed by Governor Hughes and other invited guests. In the first division will be the officers of the grand encampment and notable vis itors, among the latter being the Earl of Euston, the supreme gran« master of the great priory of England and Wales, as well as the special represen tative of King Edward. The Knights Templars exhibition drill at the famous Saratoga race track Wednesday morning is expected to be the best ever given, and, next to the parade tomorrow, is the great feature of the triennial conclave. In Conven tion hall Wednesday night four ele gant trophies will be presented to the yinners in the competitive drills. Thursday will be especially for fra ternal v'sits and the progressive ball Is scheduled for the same evening, to open in the Grand Union and United States hotels, Congress hall and Con vention hall, simultaneously, by an ex hibition drill. These are only the greater conspicuous . events In the week's program, as scores of others have been provided, including many band concerts, excursions, constant entertainments In hotels and continu ous outdoor vaudeville In the parks. | _ j | DENVER, Colo., July 8.—E. E. Rlt j tenhouse, state commissioner of in j surance, in a letter to I. I. Boak, head INCREASE RATE OF INSURANCE consul of the Woodmen of the World, (Pacific jurisdiction), made public to day, calls attention to the fact that during the past year the amount col lected for benefits or the mortunary fund was 576,816 less than the benefits paid to members. Mr. Rlttenhouse also finds that an ! Insufficient sum of money Is provided I for the expense of the order and that j there Is an unjust discrimination In 1 rates charged for insurance, the rate to new' members being about twice that which original members of the or ganization are paying. The insurance commissioner finds that the order Is entirely solvent with a total of $1,401,953 on hand, most of j which Is In the reserve fund, but he ] recommends that the order adopt with out delay some method of providing, first an adequate expense fund; sec ond, the elimination of unjust discrim ination and. third, adequate rates to protect the policy obligations. The order has over 100,000 members, a quarter of whom reside In Colorado. Tl# recommendations of Mr. Rltten house are concurred In by Mr. Boak. Try the Teller Want Ads. Engineers Meet in Mexico. CITY OF MKXICO, July 8.—Nearly 200 members of the American Society of Civil Engineers are gathered here for the society's 39th annual meeting. They come from all sections of the I'nited States, Canada and Mexico. The meeting will continue about 10 Three T ranscontinental Trains Daily Eastward from Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane. 'p o y O Fast Through Service to St. Paul and Minneapolis, with connections for all Points East. Pullman Standard Sleeping Cars Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars Through Dining Cars High Back Seat Day Coaches Northern Pacifio-Burlington Through Service Daily to Oma ha, Kansas City, 8t. Louis and Southwestern Point*. For any information, call on or writ* W. J. JORDAN, Local Agent. Northern Pacific Railway A. D. CHARLTIN, A. G. Portland, Oregon. P. A, W. F. 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