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Lewiston LEWISTON, IDAHO, Fr i U.Y.\ J THIRTY-SECOND YEAR— NO. 15 Evening Teller Y IV. 1303 RAPiD BAiN u BUSINESS IMPROVING RAPIDLY, ALONG CONSERVATIVE LINES IS ESTIMATE OF E. W. EAVES, I MANAGER CLEARWATER CO. _______ j I Bulk Shipments Being Agitated, but Farmers Net Certain of Their Ground—Grain Bags Will Be Cheaper for Next Year "Business conditions are improv ing in all sections of the Northwest, and rapidly resuming normal condi tions," said E. W. Eave-», manager of the Vollmer-Clearwaier Grain company, who has return* J from a business visit to Spokane. Portland, Tacoma and Seattle, having attend ed the annual mest'ng of the Wheat Growers' association in Pullman while en route. "Business in all sections is being conducted on a very conservative ■basis, the trade generally buying only the supplies needed and limit lng the credit business. The out look generally is very encouraging. that must with the farmers," said Mr. Eaves, when asked relative to -the discus sion on this question at the wheat growers' convention. ''The question was discussed at length at the con vention, and at the close of the meeting was as much up in the air as when the convention was called to order. Concerning Bulk Shipments "The matter of shipping Wheat in — ». « ... nriainat» hulk is one that must orl P inate to order. "There are many things to be taken into consideration before defi nite action is taken. In the first place, the grain in sacks will brink a higher price than bulk deliveries, which will offset more than one-half of the sack bill in the beginning. Another feature is that the general opinion prevails among the farmers of the Inland Empire that eventual ly the harvesting will be performed with combined machines of some character, and sacks must be used with these .machines. Reports from Eastern states showed that ware house charges for bulk grain are higher than where the delivery is made in sacks and this combination of conditions will of necessity be carefully considered before the farmers change from the present system. Grain Bags Be Cheaper a A T "A big production of Jute last year has assured a big reduction in the price of grain bags," said Mr. Eaves. "For the past three years the price has ranged from 9 to 11 cents, but it is certain the opening price will not be above 8 cents this season." He says the estimate compiled by coast exporters shows that from 60 to 70 per cent of the grain crop of the Northwest has been sold by the farmers and shipped to tidewater. In the Clearwater country more than four-fifths of the crop has been pur chased and shipped out. NEVADA MUST PROVIDE POLICE W ASHINGTON, Jan. * 17.—The president today Informed Governor Sparks of Nevada that he would per mit the troops to remain in Nevada t a reasonable time to give the iegls-,^ lature an opportunity to organize a police func force to perform the tlons of the state. Dry Farmers to Meet 8ALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 17. —Reports received here indicate that the attendance at the dry farm ing congress to be held here next week will be much larger than at the first meeting held In Denver last year. The congress will discuss plans for reclaiming the seml-arld weet by methods of dry farming. Eve!» VO out th'.t 'women. i-tcr? ii Ref.o navly. A •:.« n,ne b ' ,,,! ' s - Kvcr '^° I air. Sleep with win Take a cold bath c j To quiet nerves, pln-'e I urated with cold wate of the brain, allow'ng r 11 bnvor r> c?IhiWcV| leap night or j in tl.e open i idowr, open, j r*-y morn in g. | t sponge sat- j at the hase ; the water to trickle down the spine. Drink two quarts of rich milk every day. Last don't worry. a MASS MEETING ATJATONE ELECTRIC ROAD AGITATION TO BE FURTHERED BY MEETING OF ANATONE CITIZENS AND OTHERS ALONG THE LINE I I A mass meeting will he held at I A n a.t 0 ne tomorrow evening for the j purpose of a further discussion of , the electric road movement, and an urgent invitation has been extended be are in ! to the P e °P' e of Lewiston to partiel P ate in this meeting. This is the In- j formatlon conveyed t0 the c -; ty this ! afternoon by a telephone message from Frank Hurst. The meeting will be held to allow the Anatone peo pie to enter a fuller discussion of the electric road movement, and it is expected a large percent pf the resi dents of that section will attend. The*people of Asotin have selected a committee of five composed of the most progressive business men to represent that section In the electric ; railway association which was au thorized at the mass meeling held at the Commercial club rooms Wednes- i day night. ; n,. . _________'quence The Asotin committee is composed of E Baumeister H C Fulton R A Campbell B H Damerell and C T Florence' These men will be In charge of the solicitation of the Aso tin* subscription "and"will* represent the interests of that community In all business transactions with Engi neer McKean or other railroad rep resentatives. resentatives. Similar committees will be named in Lewiston and at Clarkston and Cloverland will be represented by two members and Anatone by three. j ! | McKeau ' at ^ich time The plans of the organization pro- j vide for an early meeting with En the shape and a contract entered into. It is generally believed that the committee and Mr. McKean will have little trouble in reaching an agreement, and the project should be in a shape to be presented to the people within a very short time. - WANTS BRIDGE ALSO ASKS THAT THE LOUIS: CLARK ROAD FROM GIFFORD TO COTTONWOOD BE OPENED HTPORTS --OVERSEERS SRirUKTo --- commissioners were The county commissioners were this morning petitioned to construct ia bridge across Cottonwood, near tbe t old Myrt j e postoffice site and award con t rac t for the opening of the Loulg C]ark roa d from Gifford to Co ^ tonwood cre ek. The petitions were presented by McKern, who explained George W the needs of the Improvement asked. The crossing of the creek, under present conditions, Is often Impossi ble because of high water, and the proposed road will tap a large wheat district and materially lessen the cost of grain delivery. The Inspection of road overseers' reports is still occupying much of tbe attention of the commissioners, 3 «ft O fr ;. i I : m Fi n . v - - : lFLEMENT dealers to INCORPORATED—IDAHO MEN TAKE PROMINENT PAST IN SPOKANE MEETING SPOKANE, Jan. 17.—"The Inland Empire Implement and Hardware as sociation." This is the new name under which the organization now known as the Inland Empire Impie ment and Hardware Dealers' associa tion is soon to be incorporated, says the Chronicle. A committee of five men is to he appointed by the association's ndw ly-elected president, John Smith] of Walla Walla, to look after the r«.r rangement of the constitntions gnd by-laws and of the changing of the title in the articles of incorporation, P. E. Miller of Nezperce, Ida.; A. P. Johnson. Garfield; C. E. Max, Coeur d'Alene; G. -R. Beadshaw, El lensburg; F. W. Bier, Lind, Wash., and H. Eaton of Elberton, Wash., were elected this morning as direc tors of the association. i The discussion of a revision of the exemption laws of Washington and Idaho, and the needs of legislation that will more thoroughly protect the retail dealer took up the major part of this morning's sess'on. j . Need of New Laws ! R. I. Splker addressed the assem bly, declaring the need of a law which makes It a misdemeanor for a man to sell goods that do not be long to him. Mr. Spiker stated further that a readjustment of the mortgage laws was needed, as at the (present time It costs more to fore close a mortgage or to collect an ae count than a fair-sized account Is worth. worth. I "We are the ones to blame for the f ra11 ,aws ot our state. We are gov erned too much by pol'tical parties. ' Thus declared I. C. Hattabsugh of Grangevllle, Idaho. As a conse of the foregoing arguments v* a l e S ls,a tlve committee ?f three m?n from each state is to he appointed by Pres,dent Smith to confsr with the different district representatives and u, tlmately to securing the need ed laws. An address, "Has the Association Made Good?" was delivered by T. M. Sherman, publisher and editor of the Implement and Vehicia Record of San Francisco. Présidant John j Smith made a convincing talk on the ! value of the local association. In it Mr. Smith told of a war In which re an( j bis brother hardware men at |Wa j ]a Walla were engaged against, the catalogue houses and the ped ! ! HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LABOR WILL PROBE GOLDFIELD MIN ING TROUBLE, GOING OVER ENTIRE CORRESPONDENCE WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—Appli ca « ons for congressional Investiga- tion of the Goldfield, Nev., mining trouble are being received for the ! houae committee on labor, according ; to Chairman Gardner, who conferred j with Roosevelt today. There Is pending before the com mittee a resolution addressed to the president intended to bring out all the correspondence and reports on i the subject. ! The house committee on labor to I da T voted to report favorably the j resolution calling on the president for full data on the Goldfield labor troubles. ...... .. — One year ago today the ther mometer stood two below zero and j there was several Inches of snow on the ground. The weather for several days had been vere severe, and a snowstorm continued throughout the day, which ended at 4 o'clock with four Inches of snow on tbe ground. V FREELY DEMOCRAT CHANGES TO ALDRICH BILL, AND IT WILL EE PASSED WITHOUT PARTY OPPOSITION WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—After two sessions of the senate eommit tee on finance yesterday the mem hers of the committee werjo In pos session of a fair idea of what shape the Aldrich financial bill will be in when it i3 ready next week. It i3 said to be practically certain that the limit of extra currency which the bill provides for will be raised from $250,000,000 to $500,000,000. Most of the meipbers of the commit tee believe that this figure is not too high for a time of emergency when a heavy Issue of currency notes is demanded on security of the pre scribed sort and under the prescrib ed tax. The taxat'on on the emerg ency issues will not. it is believed, be placed higher than 6 per cent, which the bill now provides, i An amendment offered by Senator Bailey reducing the required popula tion of a county or municipality whose bonds are to figure in a cur-, rency issue from 20,000 to 10,000 is expected to receive the support of a majority of the committee, and will _! Icording to reliable report adopted. This will permit smaller I' towns of just as great an age and of commensurate prosperity with | larger towns to participate in the j 1 benefits of the measure. nmhahi» «ni of. I ! I he does Senator Dolllver probably will of fer an amendment in opposition to the railroad bond feature of the bill, and it may possibly call for the en tire elimination of such securities, I Senator Bailey will no doubt support him in such a project. not hesitate to let it be known that ' he is not in favor of railroads being allowed to file their bonds with the 1 government ns secur'ty for currency issues, owing to their tendency to . , ■ . .. ... fluctuate. There i? thought to he enough opposition In the committee. however, to defeat such an amend ment, for the belief expressed by Its opponents Is that the backing by the government, once railroad bonds are accepted as security for a certain is sue, will have the effect of Insuring the stability of the currency notes i issued on them. issued on them. A democratic member of the com mlttee asserted today that the mi nority, as a whole, is not in favor of a bill providing for a currency ba sis except government bonds, but be lng unable to prevent a favorable : report on such a measure, they are i making it their duty, so far as lies , in their power, to make It as effec- j |tlve a measure of that nature as ! possible, and they are, therefore, (joining with the republicans in ad 'vocacy of most of the features of the Aldrich bill. SUFFRAGISTS LAND IN JAIL DEMONSTRATION OF RADICALS IN LONDON AT CABINET MEET- ING AND POLICE MAKE MANY ARRESTS LONDON, Jan. 17.—The of the ministers at Downing street arrival today te attend the first meeting of the cabinet before the assembling of parliament was made the occasion of a public demonstration of women suffragists today. There was a large force of polieemen, but some women managed to get inside the residence of Premier Campbell Bannerman. There were five arrests before order ; was restored. The suffragists refus j e< V to give security for their good be* ;havlor and were sent to prison for three weeks. Chicago Wheat Market CHICAGO. Jan. 17.—Wheat close: May. $1.04 X; July, 99%c; Sept., 96%c. , Education Meeting UiK. «Tan. 17.—do tion ■' it : <>n on i c h t to in motion in nte< 1 by the VU SI ä to :tko rs, bea Mes 11 be 1!« 'nr y le. who hns T: > vc bon'd of ;>'•< -Me. and the sp Governor Hughes, w Watte:sen of Louisvl n< t spoken from a New York plat form in some years; Booker Wash ington, whose subject in particular will he his own work at Tuskegee. and Bishop Abraham Grant of Indi ana. The musical features of the program will he furnished by a chorus of Hampton Institute stud ents. FROM I3TH STORY LEAPS FROM WINDOW OF HOTEL TO R0QF OF BUILDING BELOW —HAS BEEN ERRATIC FOR YEARS ' ' ß 8 " coaim 8a j e a ay )y ual '' nß , ,Pm t *U Pn * NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—Mrs. Her bert M. Sears, member of a wealthy Boston family an a guest at the Ho _! story window to the roof of a four history building adjoining. She was , I' » fre( * uent * ue8t of the hotel and al accom P an e y er nia er | ac ons ar ® sa a ' P PPn Pr j ra c ' anr t ' 10 m<1 ' Rp c ose w ' l c 1 of npr ml?trps8 , ' I rs - ' e,nrs n< X waR err y ! crushed. She was temnorarlly in isane, and prior to the beginning of I the mental trouble which resulted in her suicide occupied a position of so cial prominence in Boston. She came to Y' Icw York nine davs ago for medical treatment. Her physician . nnd _i.« wn „ . j _ . 0nr , d , tl0t , 1 was aged 37 years, e y parentlv in a norma! cnndHion She left a letter to her husband, the con tents of which are not known. She I j i Husband Retired Financier BOSTON, Jan. 17.—Herbert M. gears with his wife and two chil dren, lived In a beautiful residence op Commonwealth avenue. 1 She has been in delicate health for i years. : tack of . ßout ' the P°Pf - _ re,uctantly -1 several Her husband is a financier, who retired from active business a year ago. Pope Too 111 for Audience ROME, Jan. 17.—Owing to an at i , b°da y j was obliged to suspend the audience GIRLS KILLED IN FACTORY FIRE PANIC DROVE THEM TO THE FIRE ESCAPE, WHERE MANY JUMPED, SUFFERING BROKEN LIIMBS AND INJURIES SCRANTON. Pa., Jan. 17.—Two girls were killed and seven serious ly injured In a fire today In the Im perial Underwear factory. Two hun dred girls were employed in the building and a panic ensued when alarm Bounded. Florence Walrose was caught in burning building and burned to death. Marie Buckly, who, with a number of others. Jumped from the fl re escape, broke her neck. All the injured were burned on the flre es capes before jumping, and they are suffering from broken limbs and In ternal injuries. The flre la 8upp ^ 8e d to have start e( j from the upsetting of a glue pot j n the warehouse of the Economy Furniture company in the basement of the same building. The firemen did great work In rescuing the em ployes. The loss Is $75,000. Success consecrates j crime.—Seneca. the foulest ^ £ Ï 'ä T V* «■IMS* E iciUTûiy lb I in's 1 COMMERCIAL CLUB HAS SELECT ED ENGINEER WALTER H. GRAVES TO INVESTIGATE TEE DAM AT FIVE-MILE y of in I Engineer Walter Graves of the j Waha-Lewiston Land and Water i company will leave Sunday for Pas co. where he will make an investi gation of the dam project of the Benton Land and Water company in behalf of the Lewiston Commercial club. Mr. Graves was yesterday select ed by a committee composed of Dr. J. B. Morris. A. G. Wisner and J. H. ham to make this Important investi gation for the club, the expenses of such investigation to be borne by the irrigation company. The matter of damming the Snake river was presented to the Commer cial club several weeks ago and ne gotiations were entered into for an inspection to be made at the expense of the Benton company. No furth er action was taken until the Ben ton company endeavored to secure the passage of the necessary permits from congress. The local club then became active, with the result of the appointment of Mr. Graves and the early trip to Pasco to make the inspection. The company's plans provide for the construction of an Immense dam across the Snake river In the vicini ty of Five-Mile rapids, with suitable locks to permit of an uninterrupted passage of river boats. The view is generally held that action by local organizations is of little conse quence. as the careful Inspection of the war department, with the strict requirements for all construction where the traffic of a stream is con cerned is a sufficient guarantee that no embarrassment to transportation . autined homes. We feel there is no QUARANTINE WELL OBSERVED Health Department Carefully Guard ing Cases of Contagion "The smallpox cases in the city of Lewiston are well in hand and tho city is protected by the strictest en forcement of the quarantine rules,'* said City Physician G. Hinkly, who has been identified with the county physician in handling the cases aris ing in the city. "There have been nine cases re ported, and all of these are being treated at the pesthouse or in quar danger of a spread of the disease and little trouble will be experienced la stamping it out if the people will co operate with the officials in treating the cases. "The chief danger lies in afflicted persons visiting public houses and mingling with crowds after the dis ease has broken out, and the only way this danger can be reduced ia for all citizens to promptly report a suspected case." The men who were taken to tha pesthouse are reported to be doing nicely, and three have recovered and been discharged. , v , -______ l a LOS ANGELES TO SEE FLEET LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 17.—» A private dispatch from Washing ton to Secretary Elliott of the local entertainment committee of the re ception of the battleship fleet saye that Secretary Metcalf has given out the statement that the fleet will stop at Los Angeles on Its way to San Francisco "long enough for all tha people to visit the ships." Jesters must be content to taste of their broth. Just praise Is only a debt, but tery Is a present.—French. Simplicity forms a main ent in a noble nature.