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THIBTT-riRST ' YEAR—NO. 263. LEWISTON. IDAHO. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 4. 1901* MANAGER0.R.&N. TO INSPECT WORK Now Quartered in Cars in Raihoad Yards— Believed They Are Detail GENERAL MANAGER O'BRIEN OF 0. R. & N. TO REACH LEWISTON TOMORROW TO INSPECT WORK AT THIS POINT Northern Pacific Construction $£rew ed to Complete Bridge Is the visit of Genera,) Manager O'Brien of the O. R. & N. com pany and the arrival of the North ern Pacific construction crew, which has been reported as under orders to build the false work for the Cle.tr water bridge, significant of the re sumption of operations on the bridge across the Clearwater river? This is the question that is being aske' in business circles today. The visit of Mr. O'Brien Is regar : ed as particularly significant at this time, in view of the Omaha dispatch of last Saturday, which stated all Harriman construction would be romnleted att once and that the com compieieu a*, mu.«; >» panies were advertising for thou sands of men with which to hasten the completion of all features of the construction that were nearly fin ished at the time work was stopped a few weeks ago. Mr. O'Brieu is expected to reach Lewiston tomor row morning, and it Is understood will make an inspection of the stat us of the bridge work and ballasting required to complete the road from Lewiston to Riparia. The Northern Pacific construction crew reached the city from Ken drick last night and is now quarter ed in their cars in the Northern Pa cific yards. It has been reported this crew will complete the false work which has been assigned to Engineer Simmons and that the steel construction would soon be re sumed by the contracting rm of Me Cleary & Willard of Spokane. HOLDS MEETING __ i ! BANKING AND CURRENCY COM MITTEE OF HOUSE HOLD FIRST SESSION TO DISCUSS THE I FINANCIAL SITUATION. __ ' WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.—'The Dec. 4. house committee on banking The and currency met today for the first time since its reorganization. Chair- j man Fowler stated the only object of today's meeting was to permit the old members to get acquainted with the new ones and possibly briefly to discuss the sltutalon. He declared he had no financial hill in preparation. ------— GUNNER'S MATE KILLS HIMSELF -- Admiral Evans' Ship Is Delayed on Account of Suicide 4 .—The battle NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—me uc "^ : ship Connecticut, the flagship of Ad mirai Evans' fleet, will not sall un til Thursday for the rendezvous of . the Pacific fleet at Hampton oa The warship was scheduled to enve today, and It Is expected that t e postponement was caused by the sut eide yesterday of H. N. Plro, a gun ner's mate, iwho shot himself on hoard ship. The delay will perm an Inquest and burial today The warships Rhode Tsland, Vir- \ ginla and Yankton will sail today for Hampton Roads as scheduled. — —---------- Locate French War Balloon BELFAST, Dec. 4 —A dispatch bas Just been received saying that an airship believed to be the La Fatrle had descended at a farm to day northwest of Ballysallagh a lit tie country town. The machinery of the car is wrecked. FIGHTING FOR THE OPEN SHOP Fifteen Hundred Men Locked by Contractors. Out DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 4.—Duluth is now involved in a fight for thi open shop in the building trades. About 1500 men have been locked out by the contractors. The trouble is the result of the employment of nonunion men by the American Bridge company, which held the contract for the steel work on a new office building. The fight is directed against the building trades alliance, rather than the unions, and the contractors intend to break u p that bo(i >' if lisible claiming it is arbitrary and unfair j„ u s methods. HILL ONDER SI,000 BONO SHERIFF LYDON BRINGS HILL, CHARGED WITH HORSE STEAL ING, TO CITY—PRELIMINARY FRIDAY MORNING. Cinnebar Hill, the Summit farmer who was arrested a few days ago by .. . . . , ' , the Eatab county officers or a charge of complicity in the horst tealing was " e " tl J ng o( Baue " and " K ent..... returned tQ Lewl3ton ye sterdav aft ernoon by Sheriff Lydon and ar raigned before Justice of the Peace Erb on the charge. Hill furntsned $1000 bonds for his appearance Fri day morning at 10 o'clock, at which time the preliminary examinât! in will be held. -...... jjqj UNEXPECTED—BE CALL FOR BANK LIEVED STATEMENTS WILL SHOW LARGE RESERVES AND HASTEN CONFIDENCE WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.—The con trailer of the currency today issued a call for a statement of the condi i tion of all national banks at the ! close of business December 3. - — NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—The call for R statement 0 f the condition of all national banks was not unexpect I ed in financial circles here. It Is felt here that it will exercise a beneficial effect on the situation. ' and the belief prevails that the statenlent w m show the cash re serves of the country hanks to be j ar g e< and when the fact becomes j p U bU C u will tend to rapidly restore confidence among the depositors and hasten the resumption of currency payment. _ Sending Money to ttle Interior » NEW y OHlv uec. 4 .—The sub treasury yesterday transferred to in terior points for banks $1.234,000. Of this sum $668,000 went to St. Louis, $446,000 to .Chicago $100,000 to San Francisco. and Conditions Improve in San Francisco : SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4.—The ]Qca] flnanclal situation is steadily fmprovlng and the banUs re)lort a |nprpase |n deposlts The bank large Increase in deposits. The bank commissioners are expected to report the condition of the California g a j 0 Deposit and Trust company to day jj flre Go j d Arrives From Abroad NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—The Kron \ terday from Bremen Prinzessin Cecllo. which arrived yes 400,000 in gold. brought $ 6 , VISIT SCENE OF ASSASSINATION 1 - c onr t and Jnrv in Goebel Case Go to the g tate Capita], j i - GEORGETOWN. Ky., Dec. 4.— j Trie court, prisoners and attorneys today went to Frankfort to visit the scene of the Goebel assassination. COAL PRICES TAKE A DROP SHORTAGE NO LONGER FEARED —CURTAILMENT OF MANU FACTURING AND SMELTING STOCKS LOO-L MARKETS SALT LAKE, Dec. 4.—Aberdeen coal, lump and nut, dropped yester day from $6. «50 to $0 per ton, and the Wyoming coals will follow. Ab erdeen is the best of Utah coals and is equal in fuel value to any of the Wyoming coals. It is the only Utah coal which commanded the same prices as the imported coals, and if the Wyoming people wish to use Utah as a market, it is declared they will be compelled to sell at the price local competition affixes. The general coal outlook is tm proving and a shortage is no longer feared. Local dealers are confident that it is only a matter of time un til the coal market regains its for mer solidity. The closing down at Anaconda has made possible the di version to this market of a large supply that last year was shipped to Montana. The curtailment in con nection with the Salt Lake valley smelters has increased the domestic supply more than 10,000 tons. There, is plenty of coal in the coal yards) and dealers declared they will have no trouble in filling orders. SECRETABY'S MOTHER IS ILL Death of Mrs. Taft May Occur at Any Moment WORCESTER. Mass., Dee. The death of Mrs. Louisa M. Taft, mother of Secretary Taft, may oc cur at any moment. She Is uncon-1 setous and is growing weaker daily $300,000,000; « - = 1 CHICAGO, Dec. 4.—The cash in the vaults of the Chicago banks to- ; day approximates $300,000,000, $ 100 , 000,000 of which is in savings) banks and tbe remainder in national j institutions. The reserves are well above the 25 per cent of deposits, as required hy the national banking law. BONAPARTE . WANTS THEM WASHINGTON* Dec. 4—Attor General Bonaparte today asked the j supreme court of the United States! to advance on its docket the cases 1 of the United States against the Ar-! mour, the Swift, the Morris and the J Cudahy Packing companies, in each ; of which a fine of $15,000 was im- j posed by the United States district 1 court for the western district of Missouri. i 1 NEW DECISION IN MINING LAW of Applicants for Mineral \ Patents A new decision has been handed I j down , n mining law t h~a t upsets all nrecedent , n the matter of aDDlIca .| precedent In the matter of appllca- , tion for mineral patents. Under the recent decision applicants for min eral patents shall at the date of fll ing application have full possessory right or title to the claim for which patent is sought Heretofore, if he owned a portion, b e might begin the application ac- ! qulrlng his possessory rights or ti tle by the time the patent would be Issued. The decision overrules two old decisions long adhered to In the Issuance of patents, and will effect many patents now sought to he per fected, forcing the applicant to be gin proceedings anew. It makes no difference which side of the street you take, you will find your enemy also preferred that side. OUTLOOK ROOD IN PIERCE MINES CONSIDERABLE DEVELOPMENT WORK BEING DONE IN THE VARIOUS MINES—WORK TO GO ON ALL WINTER John B. Collins, a mining man of the Pierce City district, is a guest at the Raymond. Mr. Collins states that develop ment in the Pierce district will be carried on throughout the winter by a number of companies and the dredge will be worked continually unless stopped by heavy snow, The Wild Rose company, the San Diego and Escallon & Anderson are engaged In driving tunnels for the further development of their prop orties, and it is expected each of these companies will commence ex tensive operations In the spring, Mr. Collins states the outlook for next year is very bright and that much machinery will be moved into the camp next summer. Extensive development work will be coin menced next spring on a number of properties, and the reoorts from this ! year's work are most encouraging. ; Regiment Receives Its Pay LINCOLN. Neb., Dec. 4.—Gover nor Sheldon yesterday authorized an appeal from the decision of the and itor of the war department In the allowance of claims of officers of the Third Nebraska, William .T. Bry an's regiment. The auditor allowed the offirers $5288, hut it had been recommended that larger allowances should have been made. The appeal will he taken to the comptroller of , the treasury. .•*.*.** ^ FIRST BEGREE .1IW-— - NORTH YAKIMA, Dec. 4.—The, jury in the case of Joseph Flannery, , charged with the murder of his wife at Toppenish last May, returned a ; verdict early today of murder in the , j 1 J ; j 1 first degree. Foul Murder at Des Moines DES MOINES, la., Dec. 4.—Mr. and Mrs. Van Winkle, section hand and wife, were found murdered in their beds at Fairport, early today. Their skulls were crushed and their bodies badly bruised and mutilated. The motive for the crime is a mys tery. CZAR NICHOLAS GREETS TAFT 1 received an audience with Emperor ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 4.—Taft \ requested Secret« Nicholas at Tharskoe Selo today and I received the frankest expression of j Russia's sentiments of sympathy and regard for the United States. He Taft to convey his regards to President Roosevelt. TROUT COMING FROM BOZEMAN .| - , Clearwater River to Receive New Stock of Speckled Beauties The Eastern brook trout en route here for distribution are from the are government hatcheries at Bozeman, Mont. They are now about six ! months old and will continue to grow for several years, reaching sometimes, at maturity, a weight of 20 pounds. Notice of their shipment probable arrival said that they would be transferred at Arrow Junction for Clearwater points at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, but owing to the change of schedule in the trains, they will probably be brought to Lewiston and sent up the Clearwater Saturday morning. RECEIVE FISH FOR STREAMS I Government Sends Word That Trout Will Reach Lewiston Friday. — Game Warden Harbaugh and Oth-1 ers who made application for fish to stock inland lakes and streams re ceived telegrams today saying that the fish had been shipped from the hatcheries and would reach Lewis ton for Clearwater points for distri bution Friday. The fish sent will he distribute 1 to 27 points in the Clearwater coun try and are sent from the govern ment hatcheries on application from individuals, who are exported to be ready to receive them at railroad points and take them to their desti nation. Owing to the change in schedule on the Clearwater, the fish cannot he sent to points on the Short Line until Saturday. HOTEL MEN'S ASSOCIATION DE AFTER NEW YORK CLARES PROHIBS ARE LIKELY TO FORCE NEW YORK INTO • DRY" COLUMN. meeting of the Hotel Men's associa Hon of New York state, Several speakers urged the asso elation to take active steps in oppo sition to the prohibitionists, — — ■ ■ ■ _ NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—That the prohibitionists are making an effort to move New York into the "dry" column and unless decisive action is taken at once by the opposition they have the fight more or less won is the statement made at the annual , ; WOULD FIGHT SIDE BY SIDE PREMIER LAURIER ATTACKS OP POSITION FOR ATTITUDE ON JAPANESE QUESTION—JAPAN ALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN OTTAWA, Dec. 4.—Premier Lau rier, in a speech made last night , made a bltter attacU upon the l 6 iV d er of the opposition, Borden, for his attitude on the Japanese immigra tion question. The premier said Japan was an ally of Great Britain and in the event of war in Asia Japan would doubtless be found fighting with t' British. He declared that so long as he was premier the government would never do anything to jeopardize the British-.Iapanese treaty. CRAIG NOW IN DISTRICT COURT Arcli, Craig, charged with com piielty in the larceny of a hand of and w jjj o'clock. sheep belonging to Coffin & Hepton, was arraigned in the district court plead tomorrow at 9 he was held 'to ' th7 district bonds fixed at $200 Craig was arrested and the preliminary conducted Monday, at last Friday, examination which time court DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN MAN F „ nk Wayand PaImer . 0nce Editor . in-Chief Chicago Inter-Ocean CHICAGO, Dec. 4.—Prank Way' and Palmer, who was appointed post ma ster of Chicago hy President Grant and who served Jn that ca _ parity or as public printer, to which office he was first appointed by President Harrison, under the ad ministration of several presidents, d j ed yesterday of pneumonia, at the age 0 f gn years. Mr. Palmer was editor-in-chief of the Chicago Inter-; Ocean prior to 1888. when he be came postmaster. He retired from \ active life two years ago. WOOD LIKELY TO COME DOWN CONSUMERS MAY GET CHEAPER I FUEL. SAYS A CLEARWATER MAN—$4 TO $4.50 NOW PRICE AT CLEARWATER POINTS Two Thousand Cords Now Piled Along Railway and Farmers Are Bringing in More Every Day— Holding Back Supply jrJ - "Lewiston fuel consumers can ex pect a big drop in the price of wood within the next six weeks." said a prominent citizen of the Clearwater country, who is a business visitor ia the city today. "At shipping points along the Clearwater large quantities of wood I are stored and from the asking price of $6.50 per cord of a few weeks ago, the buyer can now secure all he wants at from $4 to $4.50 per cord. "At the Orofino station there is 2000 cords now piled along the rail road, and farmers are delivering more every day. It. is safe to say that at least another 1000 cords will he added to that now stored for ship nient. The same condition is true at all wood shipping points, and men are going to the timber every day to en gage in the wood cutting business for the winter. It is safe to predict that more wood will be cut in the Clearwater country this winter than ever before, and much of this will be forced onto the market early in the spring." The present prices of wood In Lewiston have been kept up t>y the persons holding the wood in the out side country, and much of the wood placed on the market here was bought for $6 jier cord at the ship ping stations. The drop in prices at Clearwater points will materially effect the lo cal market, and reductions may be expected within a few days. N.Y.T0 FOREGO JUSTICE O'GORMAN DECIDES ALL FORMS OF SUNDAY EN TERTAINMENT CLEAR VIOLA TIONS OF LAW . » i . NEW YORK, Dec. 4 —The Sun day theater in New York city will be a thing of the past if a decision rendered by Justice O'Gorman, in the supreme court today is enforced. In a sweeping opinion the justice denounced as a clear violation of the law every possible form of Sun day stage entertainment, under whatever title. The opinion was rendered in con firming the report of a referee in the case of William HamrftersteTn, involving revocation of his licensa for the Victoria theater on a charge of having violated the law. The referee found that only five of the acts given in the theater were In violation of the Sunday law, but Justice O'Gorman disagreed . with him and said "each of the 20 acts set forth in the petition constituted a clear violation of the law, suffi cient to justify revocation of the li cense and punishment of the pro prietors and the performers. The law Is plain. All performances 1ft places of public amusement and en terfn,nnient on Sunday are prohfb ,ted '' —*■ , _ -- Withhold Demand for Hipher Wflsre« SPOKANE, Dec. 4. Robert J. Martin, general chairman of tho board of adjustments of the Switch men's Union of North America an nounces the union has decided to suspend its demand for higher wage« until the financial stringency I» \ ended, after which the matter will be taken up with the railways again.