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Lewiston Paint and Varnish Co.
A COMPLETE LINE OF Wall Paper, Paints, Tarnish i, Pictures and Picture Molding. Special attention to Contract Work. Give ns a CalL 200 Main St. Phone Black 301 The Right Time To connect to the new sewer is before the rush and everybody is forced to connect Have a com plete stock of Plumbing Fixtures, and Pipe and Prices are lower than they have been for several years. Call and examine. Estimates cheerfully given. Telephone Main 159. Hahn Plumbing Store Turf Exchange Opened Reports of all California Turf Events by direct wire 282 Main Street Raymond Hotel HEADQUARTERS FOR COM MERCIAL AND MINING MEN TINE GRILL IN CONNECTION GEO. K. REED. Proprietor LEWISTON NATIONAL BANK Gw—or to Bank af John Bearley, tha firet hank in North Idaho je-, and a National Bank oinaa ISM. Capital, Surplus and Profits $221,500 FRANK W. KETTEN BACH, Proa. J. ALEXANDER. Vioo Proa. J. E. CHAPMAN, Tailar. DIRECTORS. ' 4. ALEXANDER. O. E. OUERNBEY, C. C. BUNNELL. WM. A. LIBERT, J. B. MORRIS, JOHN W. GIVINS, EDWARD C. SMITH, A. FREIDENRICH, R. C. BEACH, PRANK W. RETTENBACH. Dil I font attention given to ho interrate of our patron*. Mora ovary facility eonoiotont vith aafo banking. Can furniah valua •Mo information romtlvo to tho rraourcra and buainraa opportunities of Nos Parra, Idaho and Aaotin Counties. Correspondance and personal interviewa aolioited. CLEARWATER FUEL CO. Wholesale and Re* tail Dealers In FUEL 16 inch wood $8 per cord. 4 ft. wood $7.5 ) per cord Coal $9.00 to $10.00 per ton Phone Main 182. Jolly & Thompson, Proprietors Yards N. P. Track and First Street The Riverside Barn Phono Main 183. Firat.elaao Riga, Single and Doubla. J. H. BREMER B SON, Proprietor*. H or a oo Boarded. Prompt Attention Aoaured All Patrons. 1 j j First National Bank LEWISTON, IDAHO. Capital, $50,000. Surplus and Undivided Profita, $250,0001 J" UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY. Deposits July 1st, 1907, $1,184,27739 1 he Strongest Bank In Idaho JOHN P. VOLLMER, Präsident. A. E. CLARKE, Cashier. No. 11 upon the Roll of Honor of all National Banks MONDELL FAVORS NEW LAND LAW WOULD INCREASE AREA HOME STEAD AND WIDER TIMBER ACTS SCOPE—PLAN IS ONLY TENTATIVE CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 10.—In a recent letter, Congressman Mon dell of Wyoming says that he be believes It will be possible to secure legislation Increasing the area of the homestead and widening the scope of the timber and stone act, 1 and Is quite hopeful of the passage of a bill authorizing the commis sioner of the general land office to sell lands within railroad land grant limits. He states that a permissive law. leaving the matter entirely In the hands of the commissioner of the general land office will not meet .with the same opposition which a bill granting the right to buy out right will encounter. Further, some arguments can be made In fav or of the government disposing of the lands which are left with rail road land grant limits which could not be made with any force with regard to the balance of the public domain. Of course, under such a bill the commissioner could sell or not, as he saw fit, or he could sell certain classes of lands and decline to sell others. j It Is true that there are un doubtedly lands within the limits of the Union Pacific land grant In Wyoming that people could not af ford to pay $1.25 per acre for, but If the more valuable grazing lands were sold It would probably be pos sible to follow this legislation up with an amendment bv which the minimum would be reduced. Mr. Mondell further states that he does not wish It understood that his j 320-acre homestead bflT Is beyond question In all Its provisions the best legislation that could be had on this subject. His Idea Is to In crease the area of the homestead, and In order to ward off opposition In certain directions he provides that land containing merchantable timber cannot be entered under the law and that not over SO acres of Irrigable land shall be Included In the entry. He thinks this last pro vision should be Increased to 160 acres. The bill Is tentative. His Idea Is to Increase the area of the homestead, and he thinks It can be Increased to 320 acres without the reoeel of the commutation clause, but he Is doubtful If It could be In creased to 6 4 O'. creased to 6 4 O'. CANADA DADS HAWAIIAN JAPS VICTORIA, B. C., Jan. 10.—Ad vices from Ottawa state that meas ures are being taken which win bar Immigration of Japanese from Hon olulu. A new regulation has been framed providing that all Immi grants must come direct to Canada from the land of their birth, or the land of their adoption. This wl ! not affect Japanese coming direct from Japan, but will stop those from Hawaii. An Ottawa dispatch eavs the regu lation Is general but will he used first to check the Japanese from Honolulu. Under the' Lemieux ar rangement with Japan, the Tokyo authorities will not object to Can ada taking any course it likes to prevent Japanese from outside c-mn-joffices tries coming to Canada, although Japan wants to do its own restrict-'regard fng In Its own wav with the Japan ese reaching here direct. Assurance Is given that It will restrict, but this assurance Is not always carried out. This trouMe ^some question has that Canada must reached a point do on Its own (account all the restriction possible (with the treaty engagements to ex j elude Orientals and get Japan to do I the same thing. If Immigration is reduced to the minimum by these efforts the people will be satisfied; If not, then the treaty must go. - For some weeks from the mines of Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Wyoming coal has poured Into Boise. The talk last summer of & fuel famine this winter caused peo Pie to buy coal whenever it was pos sible, and now all seem to have their 1 bins full. 1 _ Boarder* Wanted Board with or without room at 812 Sixth avenue. Phone, Red 1051, FRAUD OASES OPEN MONDAY OREGON LAND CASEE RESUME WITH HENEY IN CHARGE— FIRST CASE THAT OP EX-U. 8. ATTORNEY 7. H. HALL PORTLAND, Jan. 10.—Prepara tions for the resumption of the land-fraud cases are now under way i says the Telegram. They will begin Monday morning before Judge Hunt of Montana, and the first case taken j up will be that of John H. Hall, ex- j United States District Attorney, and j his fellow defendants. Francis J. j Heney, who will prosecute the case, In person, is expected to arrive In , Portland Saturday. Irvin Ritten- : house, an employe of the General ■ Land Office, Is expected here tomor- ! row. All witnesses In the Hall case wll be In court Monday, as well as the Jurymen. Marshal Reed has not received the order from the clerk to secure the Jury hut this will bo at tended to before the end of the week. Since the decision of the supreme court in the case of former Con- i gressman J. N. Williamson, It will be necessary to have a new trial and Heney will probably conduct this, although the point is not Bottled. The decision In the WlTHamson case does not in any manner affect the result of the other land-fraud cases, although the defendants could wish for nothing better. The- reversal In the Williamson case, according to the decision, war the error of the presiding Judge relative to the ad mission of a document, the method of conducting the trial, the Indict ment and other phases not being criticised. GOVERNMENT TO SUE HARMMAN WASHINGTON - , Jhn. 1*9.—It Is now confidently expected at the de partment of justice that suit will be begun within the- next < 39 days against E. H. Hardman, Involving the relations between the Union an J Southern Pacific railroads At a conference held at the White House last May it was decided that thé report of the interstate com merce cota m esfotr on the subject, when completed, should be referred to the attorney general, with a view of positive action against Mr. Har dman. There was some delay, however, In the completion of the report, and several matters Intervened to pre- j vent the bringing of soft as then ! contemplated. j Messrs. Severance and Kellogg, ' who hare been engaged as special counsel, made an Independent tnves tgatlon of the facts and questions fnvolved fn the matters of'the suit, It is understood that he procedure ' will be a suit in equity in general analogy to the Northern Securities ease. ease. BELL COMPANY ARRANGES SALE ______ I MONTREAL, Que Jan 10 The shareholders of the ' Bell ' Telephone cotnpany of Canada met at the head c-mn-joffices of the company In this city today to take the necessary steps In to the proposed sale of kbe property and business of the corn pany In Manitoba to the government of that province*. As heretofore announced: the province Is to» pay the company $3,300,000 for the business and an j additional >190,000 for the equip ment. Payment will be made In 40 year 4 per cent bonds payable at par. The transfer of the property will be made next week. The Manl toba goveronment will operate the system by a commission and for a time at least Is expected to retain all of the present officials of the company. ■ ——....... To Meet on the Mat BALTIMORE, Md„ Jan. 9—Con »>*1« »«v»«, '• on * !» ,der » bl ® Interest Is manifested In 1 8portlng c,rc,es ,n tb ® wrestling 1 match tonight between Frank Ootch the American champion, and ''Amer leus," the champion wrestler of Maryland. Gotch has agreed to throw his opponent In one hour or forfeit the purae. , The Grand Goods Groceries 2? J. Alexander Cck j ______ ! j NEW YORK, Jan. 10.—Three ' Important cfcamptiflttttblp, billlaaB tournaments will he playodi within the next few weeks, and tfefr cue ex perts are preparing for a great pe jriod of activity. Interest in the ' sport is now at* a layge crowds wf' MANY BILL m GAMES* PLAYED CHAMPIONSHIP XtfBCHBK TWEEN STABS WILL HIGH PIT CEE OP- THE - SE0BT DUBING W IN T E R SEASON, high pitch andi Interested spec- j tators will undoubtedly witness all j the matches. The contest between George Sutton and Ora Mornlngatar for 13-2 honors la attracting the most attention at present. , Jacob Schaefer and Albert G. Cutler will contest the Ï8-Î cham pionshlp, and the young Bostonian j wizard** a close run far his tftle. The most tm- , I portant of the prospective matches 19 that between George Slosson and Wi,,,e Tt 13 to hold a «^ee-nights' match at 18-1 balklln *' l 20 « «* 490 night-1 ly ' Itr ,B also ho P ed com P IetR ar * ran «®"e n t* for a new 14-1 balkllne.$>9 national championship, to be held ber ® month, with Slosson, Cut 1er, Hoppe, Mornfagstar, Daly and possible Schaefer and Cuton as con testants. j " WHITMAN BEGINS TRACK WORK , Cross ; J Country Running Will First Work of Squad | | WALLA WALLA, Jan. 10,—Led ^ score of Whitman track candidates wll start out Saturday morning on the first cross country run of the year. These speedy excursions Into the country will be continued every week day until the end of March or j April, when it Is believed the track ; will be in good enough condition j for training purposes. ; With last year's experience In mind, when either for lack of Inter | est or because the work proved too ( strenuous, very few men continued 'in the squad, Captain Phtlbrook will by Captain George Phllbrook, a tack up, over the entrance to the running squad the Dantelan legend. "AH who enter here leave hope be hind,**' and Insist that all'who un dertake the runs shall contnue* them to the end. As a*-small In ducement to tbs plan, those who* perambulate In abbreviated costume over the fields adjacent to Walla WaHa will be excused ' from the - ob ligation of attending gymnasium «fasses. SO far nearly 25 traek candidates have tlned up for the runs. Start ing out on a dog tret 'for no mere than two miles, the* speed and dist ance will be Increased until the ten mile mark is reached. The runs will start each day from the gymna sium. FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS' (By Commercial Trust Co.) j - j Deeds—-Jan. 9, 1908 John Ferrie- to James A. Ferris; ^ acres In sw% se% and nw*4 se ^ 4-34-4 W.; and se^4 se% 4, , tots 5, 6, 7; 8 section 3r lots 4 and 1 5 section 19, township 34, range 4 W.: consideration, $2,590; j Edward - C. Smith to Mrs. Marv qTT ' ,,h eU so 14, cH wV4 ne% of , *3-34-1 Wr 1 acre In swVi seVi 33-34-1 w.: consideration, $1. C. F: Buckley to Bucklev-Pannon Lnnd <*>• " eV * 31 '• 8 * 32 " 35 " IB W. : consideration. $1. Keane to Albert Tener. ,ot t - b,ock 9 - consideration Richardson & McConbTe to D. B. RtohardRon. lot. 7 and 3. block 39, N*ezperce; consideration, $1. .Tames McConkle to same, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 46, Neeperce; consid eration, $1. C. W. (Veen® to Win. A. Hollings worth, aH neV t swt4, seM sw«4, s% nwli of se% eft 39: neU neH 31-37-1 W.; consideration, $2,500. Final Receipt« United States to John Ferris, se!4 a 4; fata & to 8 »action 3; fats 4 and 5, 10-34-4 W.; consideration $6 United States to Miron Frear, s% se% 19; aH swVi 20-37-4 E.*, consideration $6. Patents United States to Theresa Herboldt fat 4, wH sw%, se% sw V* 13-38-3 E. United States to Louis Herboldt, sw»4 se%, eH se^4, se% ne% 24 * 38-3 E. United States to Melvin B. Lund, fats 3, 4, 5, section 6, township range 4 E. ,