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Lewiston Paint and Varnish Co.
A COMPLETE UNE OF Faper, Paints, Varnish ft, Pictures and Picture Molding, at 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 ad everybody it forced to connect Have a com* gfldfce stock of Plumbing Fixtures, and Pipe and fracas are lower than they have been for several jpcxrs. Call and examine. Estimates cheerfully gp we n. Telephone Main 159. Hahn Plumbing Store Turf Exchange Opened Reports of all California Turf Eoents by direct wire 282 Main Street Raymond Hotel HEADQUARTERS FOR COM MERCIAL AND MINING MEN WINE GRILL IN CONNECTION •GEO. K. REED, Proprietor V. P. HURLBUT, President M. W. BARNETT, Treasurer. M.ÊÊL IÎMOMA8, ViM Pr.aiiS.nt. JAMES A8POAS, Soorotary. ML SC WARN ITT, luptninr AbUnol DtpartmMi Commercial Trust Company Capital - - $1,000,000.00 General Banking and 1 rust Business. Abstracting and IFire Insurance.!^ Four Per*Cent Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. LEWISTON, IDAHO. First National Bank LEWISTON, IDAHO. «DtpUal. J6Q.000. Surplus and Undividad Profita, $280400. UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY. Deposits July 1st, 1907, $1,184,277.39 The Strongest Bank In Idaho JVDHNnP. «VOLLMER, PraaidanL A. E. CLARKE, Cosh Ion AkIH sipon the Roll of Honor of all National Banks , I I j } I I , I j I Watch for "The Fighting Chance" GIANT REDWOODS SAVED TO NATIONAL FORESTS PUBLIC SPIRIT GIFT OF WILLIAM KENT GIVES TO GOVERNMENT REDWOOD CANTON WITH ITS 295 ACRES OF MAGNIFICENT SEQUOIAS WILL BE PRESEBVED AS NATIONAL MONUMENT GUARDED BY GOVERNMENT FORESTRY DEPARTMENT. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 29.— One of the most public spirited gifts ever made to the government has come from William Kent of Chi cago, who has Just deed to the Unit ed States 295 acres of primeval red wood forest on the southern slope of Mt. Tamalpals, about six miles from the city of San Francisco. The land is deeded to the government with the approval of Forester Gif ford Plnchot, chief of the United States forest service. The papers have now gone to the secretary of the Interior and a proc'amantlon de daring the canyon a national monu ment will be made at an early date, This means that more of Callfor nla's redwood giants will be saved for scientific study and pleasure of the whole country, in fact the whole world, for the great sequois are only found In the Golden state. This grove given to the government by Mr. Kent Is one of the only tracts of redwood forests to be found In Its natural state In California to day. The land is said to hav ecost Mr. Kent $47,000 some years ago, but Its stand of redwood atone is now valued at more than $150,000 on the market. The canyons of Tamalpias which drain into the San Francisco bay, were cut clean years ago and the redwood obtained from them went into the construction of th old San Francisco. The giants on the tract to be known as Muir Woods escaped the ax, however, chiefly because the outlet is on the ocean side Instead of on the bay side, and also because the various owners of the land have for sentimental reasons, jealously guarded the timber from harm or destruction. Modern methods of logging would make short work of the timber, and wou'd, besides, put a handsome profit Into the hands of the owners. It Is the Intention to name the na tional monument "Muir Woods," after John Muir, the noted natural l Bt The giants of Redwood Canyon wil now be given permanent protec tlon by virtue of the act of June 8, 1906, which provides that objjects of scientific interest may be declared national monuments If such action ls deemed necessary for their pro tect'on and preservation. This 295 acre tract wilt be a pleasure ground as well as a place for scientific Study for the practically flpr the the whole of Ca'Ifornla, for within a radius of 52 miles of the canyon two-thlrds of the population of the entire state are centered. The chief reason for the perma nent protection of the Tand by the government Is that there Is no other redwood grove In the whole world 'more accessable to so many people. The canyon 1 b In absolutely prime val condition, not so much as scratch ed by the hands of man. It lies within an hour's ride of San Fran cisco, at the very door of hundreds .of thousands of people. So long as the land remains In private ownership there is always danger that the trees wi 1 be at tacked, and Mr. Kent feared this, but as a national monument they will be safe for all times. There are of course, many finer stands of red wood In California, but there are no typical groves owned by the United States nor are there any which might be acquired by the govern ment except at great expense. Originally this land was part of the old Spanish grant, "Rancho jsausallto." Mr. Kent purchased .the land some years ago for the sum of $47,000. To Insure the preser vatlon of the redwoods for the In struction and enjoyment of all the people for the years to come he has now deeded the tract to the United States as a gift. The largest red woods are 18 feet In diameter at the butt and will approach three hundred feet in height, rising with perfectly straight and clean stems, As none of the big trees have been cut, their age is, of course, some what problametlcal, but it is safe to say that the veterans have stood for one thousand or fifteen hundred years. The total stand of redwood rough ly estimated. Is about 30 million feet, with some five million feet of fir, and a very considerable amount of tan bark oak. The redwood alone at a fair valuation of $150,000 as It WILL REBUILD DICKENS MILL stands. Except for a narrow Btrlp of brush along the east border and a fringe along the southwest line, the whole canyon is covered with a dense forest growth. The stand Is heaviest along the creek and on the lower slopes, becomfng poorer above, Redwood is the dominating tree, towering high above everything else and forming fully three-fourths of the whole forest, Douglas flr is next In Importance, and scattered over the entire tract are all the various hardwoods com- mon to the region, chief among which are the numerous oaks, mad rone, alder, maple, and mountain laure', all of which form a kind of dwarf underwood to the lofty red wood and flr. The redwood occurs both In big and small groups and by single trees, while the other spe cles are scattered throughout, The destruction of redwood by lumbering has been so rapid In the last decade that It Is now only a question of years when the origin al growth will have wholly disap peared. Its exceedingly scientific and educational va'ue, along with the fact that It Is a pleasure ground' for alf the people who live or visit this part of Callforn'a, makes the wood an ideal national monument, ■ .. ..... . _____ A. D, GRITMAN HAS PLANS ' I WALLACE, Jan. 29.—Word was received In the city that the Charles DI <*ens mill Is to be rebuilt at once. ; and that the new plant will be big eer aTtd more fu,1 y equipped than : the one destroys®, xt lB 8tate d on goo® authority that t6e work and expenses of rebuilding bourne by A. D. Gritman. wko > as ,s we ll known, was the for rner nwner of the famous Lerol mine. , does not Intend to delay tfto w ork, as Is shown by the fact that ^he looker ka8 been bought and j ordered shipped for the building and : orders placed for the machinery. j Orltman will put in new ma chlnery to replace that destroyed by j dr ® and will add to It other equip- ^ meT, t to cost an additional , $3.000. will brlrsr the cost of the p'ant U19 to 8 bout $28,000. The contracts j bave been let and call for the onm-| r> i'*L ,on °f the plant within 60 days trom date. k i® a ' so announced that work In mine will be resumend Monday, Dneratlon« wer« «formed temporarily *t the time of the fire. • TO ENLARGE CAPACITY OF NEW PLANT TO TAKE PLACE OF ONE DESTROYED. TRUE LOVE NEVER SMOOTH CRUE L PARENT SETS SEAL OF HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWO YOUNG HEARTS THAT ARE CROSSED IN LOVE i Clarksfon Bureau Evening Tel'er. CLARKSTON, Wash., Jan. 29.— James Fyfe, against whom charges of carrying a concealed weapon and threatening to do bodily harm to the person of Weldon Wilson were preferred, was discharged yesterday afternoon before Justice of the Peace Clear, upon stipulations of County Attorney Shaughnessy and Attorney George E. Erb, the under standing being that Fyfe should not trespass upon the property of Wll eon and should hereafter conduct hlm«elf In an orderly manner, The prosecution was the out growth of a love affair between young Fyfe and a minor daughter of of Wilson. It Is al'eged in the complaint that Fyfe entered upon the property of Wilson and there ad dressed the minor child and endeav ored to Induce her to run away from home with him. ; : , j : j j ^ j f i The Grand Leader Dry Goods Clothing Furnishing Goods Groceries Shoes Ef J. Alexander Co. GROCERIES Thurston & Eldredge We make a specialty of Teas and Coffee If you want a good Coffee at a moderate price try our GOLDEN GATE BRAND, it will please you. THURSTON * ELDREDGE The Pastime Weisgarber Block. Entrance on 5th St Don't Fail to See the Moving Pictures PROGRAM A Soldier's Honor. Children'» Reformatory. An Inexhaustible Bated. Street Scene in Tokio. Passing Train. Mt. Vesuvius. 2 j ; Song "Take Me Back to ths Old Virginia Shore.'* Continuous performance every evening at 7:30. Matinee every Saturday at 3 Admission - 10c SOMETHING ELECTRICAL fr ~ •varybody. - Wiring for «II bronchos of olootrlo oorvico. Go* •ral Eloetrtool Repairing. LEWISTON ELECTRICAL SUPPLY CO. TEL. MAIN 21S. 130 KETTENBACH BLOCK. Bollinger Hotel Lewiston's Leading Commercial Hotel