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Lewiston evening teller. [volume] (Lewiston, Idaho) 1903-1911, January 29, 1908, Image 2

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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
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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,
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A. D, GRITMAN HAS PLANS
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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.
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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.
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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

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