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The Newsiest Newspaper Published in North Idaho is the Lewiston Inter-State News
Indications that Harriman Lines
will Build from Portland by
Independent Company
Portland, April 13.—The Portland
Telegram say*:
Surveyors will be put In the field
b} . a new Independent railroad com
pany just as soon as men familiar with
the territory can, be found to locate a
)ine between Portland and Puget
Sound points. Instructions have been
received from the financiers backing
the project by a Portland man who
«•111 represent them to place a corps
p( engineers in the field immediately.
While the plans are shrouded in mys
tery. it is believed that the surveys
are to be made for» the Harriman line
to Puget Sound, the old route on which
surveys were completed having passed
In 1890-91 the Union Pacific com
pleted surveys between Portland and
Tacoma and Seattle, building grades
between Vancouver and Kalama, on
the Washington side of the Columbia,
and for about 60 miles north of Kala
m a. When the Union Pacific went into
the hands of a receiver, the courts
ordered the work abandoned entirely
and James J. Hill acquired title at tax
sales. In 1899 the Northern Pacific laid
rails on that portion of the grade be
tween Kalama and Vancouver, and the
Harriman lines must now find a new
route for the projected Puget Souund
line, which has been promised; hence
the belief that the purpose is to be
concealed behind an independent com
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Denial of Strained Relations Be
tween Rival Systems is
Portland, April 13.—The Telegram I
says: Denial that strained relations
exist between the heads of the trims- ;
continental systems of railroads that
control the northwest trade seems fa - |
tile, in view of what happened in New I
, York yesterday, when Mr. Harrimun's
defeat in the courts was^given an ad- j
ditional sting by his exclusion from ]
the board of directors of the Northern j
Securities company. While some kind j
of a truce has been patched up copy [
cerntng building plans in eastern Ore-|
gon. eastern Washington and north - j
ern Idaho, appM-ance of engiiii ers i - j
the field to survey an independent line I
between Portland and Pug t Sound j
points will demonstrate within tvv*r i
weeks that the war is genuine and will |
be fought to the bitter end. While the ]
Hill lines can claim a portion of Ore- :
gon traffic nnd the immense tonnage
of transcontinental business laid down
at Portland or originating here, a'(
the present time the Harriman lines
»re practically shut out of participa
tion in Seattle and Tacoma traffic.
That is the reason the road Is to be
built, and by an independent company,
ostensibly to protect the Harriman in
terests in certain existing agreement!
until such time as it Is expedient to
take over the road. But the Northern
Pacific was not to he deceived and
was first to place Its engineers in the
Lewiston country. While it Is true
that the engineering corps In the field
has been temporarily called off, and
it was done at the behest of high offi
dals, who believed that all was going
amoothly ip Wall street toward patch
ing up another traffic agreement that
would enable Harriman trains to enter
Puget Sound over Hill lines, and pre
sent building Additional trackage,
there is now no question that the rub
Wng-it-in method of Hill directors w ill
fontinue the warfare and tHat Instead
peace being near the trouble Is to
Ve more bitter than In the past.
N«w Experience for Them
Hill and Hafrlmnn haw been
ta habit of having their own way
ta a large extent. Neither has any j
<* that "g,ve and take" principle that
** so often urged by official represen
tatives of each In traffle matters, and
hath are always holding out with a
"thingness to take but not to give
n the affairs that control vast traffic
•»»vas that have been created rall
,w»d grand divisions of the United
I * ut «» served exclusively by their
Doslre to central created the
r. and Individual desire on the
* trt * «*ch té have affaire conducted
according to hi« own ideas resulted)
in the split of what the public waf*
told would be the great example of;
gentlemen s agreements" In railroad
Harriman'.« holdings in the Secu
rities company form a considerable mi
nority of the stock, and In the prac
tlce of great corporations such a ml
ity representation i,:°thThoa°rd Tdi'- ;
rectors, but not so this time, If the
New Tork report is to be credited, j
Mr. Hill or his representatives may]
assert that it Is because of the an- '
nounced purpose of withdrawal of,
Harriman stock but that is transpar-1
ent, for even in that case the cour
tesy would be none the less a business
consideration of respect for a vigorous
competitor. Underlying is apparent
the decision to In no wise permit Har
ritnan Interests to longer know the In- l
side workings of Hill companies, that
they are contemplating a warfare with
the aggressive competing system. ;
Northwest Will Benefit. j
As has heretofore been told in the
Telegram, the northwest occupies a '
peculiar position as the beneficiary of
this battle between giants of American
railroad financiering and management.
Portland is the commercial center
about which must radiate this strug
gle for maintaining traffic territory
and adding new traffic from the exclu- i
Initial points of rival lines. Ruilding '
of the Puget Sound line will be push
ed with all possible speed, unless the
trackage agreement to operate Harri- j
mnn trains over Hill tracks should be
forced. How improbable that Is may
be gleaned from the fact that even so
valuable and direct a connection as
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
was recently denied traffic agreements
by the management of the Hill llnqs
in Dakota, where the road could only
act as a feeder for certain classes of
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Carnegie Library, which will be formally opened this evening.
Thj? evenlng at 7:30 o'clock the doors i
^ Carnegie library will be opened*
Carnegie Library Opened Form
ally to the Public at the
Building Tonight
to the public for the first time and u
reception tendered to the patrons un
der the auspices of the library com
mission. The work of moving the
hooks from the city hall was begun
earlv in the week and Miss Ouyer. the
librarian, and a corps of very able as
sistants. have everything In readiness
[for the public tonight.
The library is one of the pubits in
j stltutions of w hich even > z " n '
a just pride. It started in t a modest wa>
five vears ago and met with immediate
public favor. The idea was presented
first by the ladies of the Tsceminlcum
club and Mrs. C. W. Shaft then its
president, has been an important fac
tor in earning the work to its present
Issue. The work of fostering the
brary Is still carried on b> the <l^b
under the direction of a Hbrarv com
mittee of Mrs. Shaft. Mrs. Libby. Mrs.
Vollmer and Mrs. Leeper
in Lewiston and the Work has
Hardly Begun
; Over Seventy Thousand Dollars has been Raised
The enthusiasm over the proposed
electric line has not lessened one bit
In this community. On every hand
nothing but words of encouragement
l * heard. There Is now no doubt over
the ultimate success of the plan and It
1* not Improbable that within the next
30 days that the full amount will have
been subscribed and the road can be
n,lance<1 -
' The Lewiston soliciting committee
has been bard at work spending a few
bours each day In soliciting stock fub
sc 'riptions and In view of the fact that
every citizen understands what ls ex
Peeted of him there is no hesitancy
when approached for a subscription,
i 11 *" expected that during the next
' "eek Lewiston will have been thor
ou Shly canvassed and a large suip of
mone l* will he realized.
j The trustees are now arranging for a
systematic line of action and It Is the
purpose to send out from here com
tnittees who will visit each district
tributary to the proposed road In or
der to assist the local committee of
its own district. Mass meeting* {will
be called at many points on the CaWias
prairie and Nez Perce prairie and-the
entire project will be explained to the
people by able speakers. Lewiston
The club raised the first money foi (
library purposes by a costume party 1
given in the Adams block when $112*
was raised. The first books purchased
were put in the council rooms and were.Snow
open to the public two days in each
week. A larger room was soon de
manded and the contiguous services ol j
a librarian. With the new books now
ordered the library has 4.50« volumes ;
and 3,000 patrons. The new library j
bullding Is a $10.000 gift from Carnegie ;
and the city of Lewiston is pledged
for a $1,000 a year for itq support.
The reception tonight is free and
open to the public. The band will play
and prominent citizens are on the list
of public speakers.
The following committee« of ladies
from the Tsceminlcum club will be
Reception—Mrs. C. A. Foresman, Mrs.
E. W. Eaves. Mrs. J. P. Vollmer. Mr*.
E. H. Libby. Mrs. W. W. Leeper. Mrs.
C. W Shaff, Miss Guyer
Committee In East Room—Mrs. Wm.
F. Kettenbach. Mrs. D. S. Dent. Mrs.
C. P. Coburn, Mrs. Ed. «tränt. Mrs.
Moore. Mrs. Kincaid and Mrs. Whit
Committee in West Room—Mrs H. K.
Barnett, Mrs. F. W. Kettenbach. Mrs.
B. F. Morris. Mrs. J. F. Thompson. Mrs.
Wildenthaler. Mrs. Fred Kling. Mrs. D.
J. McGllvery. Mrs. Talkington.
Committee of Toung Ladies Serving j
Fruit Punch— Miss Vollmer. Miss Allen.
Miss Jennings. Miss Henry, Miss Libby.
Miss McCey.
Clarkston has combined with the Nez
peree-Grangevlÿe country with a fix
ed purpose In view and with the men
now promoting the project no stone
will be left unturned to accomplish the
C. F. Osmers, special agent of the
project. Is in receipt of many letters
from farmers throughout the country
who are interested In the project and
who do not wish to be neglected when
the subscription list Is passed around.
Up to the present time over « $70,000
has been signed for by the people of
Lewiston and the work has but Just
Reports coming from Nezperee City
are to the effect that the people of
that little city are determined to do
their share in raising money for the
electric road. A meeting will be held
at Nezperee Monday night and It Is
predicted that at least $25.000 will be
subscribed In the city alone and that
$75,000 will he subscribed from the
country surrounding.
From Orangeville, Cottonwood,
Westlake and other points in that sec
tiou conies the news that subscriptions
will be liberal and It may now be safe
(Continued on page eight.)
The New Trad* Mark Law.
A copy of the new law of trade marks
will be sent free to anj one interested
in trade mark protection by C. A.
were.Snow * Co., oposite Patent oflice.
Washington, I?. P.
National League Season Opens,
New York. April 14.—The familiar
cry of the umpire "Play ball" was
heard at the Polo Groundsgthi* af
ternoon for the first time this season.
It was the opening of the Nationnl
league season nnd a gala time it was
for the thousands of fans of Greater
New York. The hoisting of the Na
tional League pennant was greeted
with maddening, cheers, for it was the
first time the coveted "rag" had been
seen in New York in 15 years. There
music galore and a spirit of en
thusiasm prevailed among the players
as well as the spectators. A! 4 o'clock
ttie champion Giants and the Boston
team appeared. The players of both
teams, arrayed in new uniforms, exe
cuted the usual awkward squad march
from the clubhouse to the diamond.
The old favorites and new comers were
warmly greeted, while a few good na
tured roasts were, of course, handed
out to the visitors from the Massa
chusetts town.
Over in Brooklyn it was also an
opening day for the hasehnll enthu
siasts. There the home team faced the
Philadelphia club for the Initial game
j of the season. The other opening dates
of the National league today are Chi
cago at Ht. Louis and Pittsburg at Cin

Indians May Buy Liquor.
Washington, April IS.—The supreme
court of the United States In an opin
ion by Justice Brewer, granted the pe
n writ of habeas corpus. Heff was
prosecuted and conv'cted In the dis
trict court for selling beer at the town
of Horton to a Klckapoo Indian named
John Butler, to whom land had been
granted In severalty. The prosecut'on
was based unpon the theory that But
ler was still a ward of the nation. The
case was brought to the supreme court
In an original action, on .the ground
that In becoming an allottee, the In
states. This view was sustained by
today'* decision.
To Fight Tuberculosis.
Atlanta, Qa., April IS.—Preparations
for the meeting of the Antl-Tubercn
losls League, which is to be held In
Atlanta next week, are practically
completed and the indications are that
the convention of distinguished medi
cal men will be one of the most suc
cessful conventions ever held In the
south. Prominent physicians and
health authorities from all sections of
the country will attend the meeting,
and the local medical fraternity Is
making arrangements to receive and
entertain them in a becoming manner.
The convention will be held In the hall
of the house of represeetatives, and
Governor Terrell will deliver the ad
dress of welcome.
Chang* In Postal Ssrviss.
Washington, April 14.—The postmas
ter general has announced a change
In the star service In Idaho as follows:
Alton to Raymond. From February
4, 1905, supply Alton at site authorised
February 2, 1905, increasing 12 m.
Mary E. Miller, of Kamiah, has been
granted a pension of $12 per month,
beginning September 3, 1903.
P. Thompson has returned from a
visit to Spokane.
Weyerhaeuser Syndicate Prepar
ing to Build Up the Palouse
Boise, April 13.—The Weyerhauser
syndicate Is preparing to move some
of Its Idaho timber down the Palouse
river by a railroad constructed from
their mills at Palouse, Washington, to
the Clearwater Umber belt. The pa
purs for the organization of the com
pany have been prepared and sent eas<
by W. K. Borah, and the organization
is to be known as the Washington.
Idaho and Montana railroad company.
A. H. Thatcher, of Winona, Minneso
ta, i.« to be president of the corpora
tion ;ind the capital stork is fixed at
$1.000,000. The Weyerhauser syndi
cate will furnish the money for the
■ construction of the road.
The road will be built from Palouse
■ City to points In the Clearwater tlm
j ber belt and extended as development
demands. The rights of way and ter
\ minais at Palouse have been secured
: and the timber will be shipped to that
{point for manufacture at the Urge
. mills already owned by the syndicate
Central Idaho will nave
Mineral ExhijMt at Biff Port
land Pair
Mr. Fred C. Bradley, Maho El wf i
and Clark fair commissioner, arrive*
In the city yesterday frpen Halley; Ha.
Bradley is devoting much of hie thsa
securing the mineral exhibit for
the big Portland fair and haa trav e l ed ) ,
through every portion of the « t ät e
with the result that he predicts tksL
Idaho will be one of the best repres
ented states In the union at the fatr_ '
so far as mineral is concerned.
Mr. Bradley was In conference wUh»
mining men yesterday and urges Ike
necessity pf sending In ore sttrphs
and samples and specimens at tfi st
eadiest possible date. He la here now
to give central Idaho an opportunity
of sending down a drat class mineral}
exhibit and Is ready to accept at hMfa
a carload of ore. This assures tbs
public that the great central Idab*.
mining district will be ably represen
Mr. Bradley states that he will gs>
Into Idaho county before leaving Uus
section and urge the cause along. As
effort was made to learn If a Lewis
ton man would be appointed to the
posltlon of assistant in charge of the
mining department at Portland but
nothing has as yet been determined.
It Is understood that the frtendr ad?
L. F. Williams have been urging him«
for the appointment.
Dredge Wallowa wiU go » Cùm
mission as Soon as Stpgptolr
Water Permits
MhJo/ W. C. Lungfitt and David Hz.
Ogden, government engineer» of Port
land, In charge of the improvement»;
on the Columbia and Snake riverai
were I the city this week visiting with
Captain Harry Baughman, of the gov
ernment dredge boat Wallowa. Cap
tain Baughman has resigned hi* posi
tion to take effei t May 1 and will trt
relieved by H. It. Winslow, who ha»»
been appointed temporarily In charger
of the dredge. (H'aptaln Baughman»
will go to Alaska where he will enter
the service of the White Pass and
Yukon line operating one mt Its steam
ers on the Yukon.
Major Langtitt states that Just ae» '
soon as'the money is available that tha
ve ork on the Celik) canal project will lie
taken up and pushed to completion».
He Is of the opinion that the ««ft;
will probably start wijlfiin a few «feafth..
$330.000 has been appropriated for Cher
initlal work but Major Langfltt 1« con
fident that the government wilt place-,
the canal project on a continuing con
tract and believes .that within fon*
years the work may be wholly com
pleted. It will require about $4,00ff,0*ff*.
to carry through the project.
Major Langfltt state« that the dredger
Wallowa will be put in commiMan
again as soon as the stage of «raten
permits and that much work will ha
done on the Snake between Klprgrtu.
and Pittsburg Lundtng.
While here Major Iuingfltt assisted
by condemning officer Major Lee Fb—
blnger, of San Francisco, condemned
the old government scows now wharfed
on the Snake river.
Idaho Immigration Commissioner la
Looking After Official Business..
Colonel Allan Miller, of Boise, atAtsr
Immigration commissioner and labor
statistician, was in the city this vreefc.
Mr. Miller stHtes that he is on a trip
through the northern counties of the
/vtate for the purpose of inducing each
county to prepare literature expound
ing the advantages of its individual',
growth, wealth an0* Industry which- er fig
be made upon a pamphlet for gee—
titous distribution to the visitera «rhô»
are enroute to the Portland fàflK 'MtV.
Miller states tiku||the object will oe to
reach the "people before they Have a
chance to reach Portland in order t*»
give them an opportunity of nrakingr
side trips into Idaho at different pcista
Mr. Miller has gone to Idah« ««»sty
but will return heye tomorrow.
expects to remain in the north about:
two weeks. His assistant in the of«
flee at Boise is H. <J Kale, at Oneida,

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