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Sentinel ; °
yer & McFarland are preparing
""V a two story brick on Main
L ,o be occupied by their hardware
. odd Fellows' lodge wMll put up
story building either of brick
sandstone. It will be 100 by 30
in dimensions and will adjoin the
Gtorge A. Brown, the general mer
-nt, plans to erect a two story build
of brick, on Main street, where the
Wfflee now stands, adjoining Mr. [
wn's store. j
ffork Is progressing rapidly on thei
f steel bridge over Asotin creek. The |
concrete pillars are all in place ! as
work on the superstructure will
mence Immediately. It will be
-n by June *•
Tbe fishing season has opened and
after school or on Sat
... anv number of small boys can j
y ......'
■cry evening
»een along Asotin creek trying their
k, and some good hauls are made
rly every day.
new hotel used all the brick in
local yard and had to finish, with
ck shipped in from Kendrick. As a
alt there Is a shortage and the
will probably have to wait till the
rick company can burn a new kiln,
blch will be about six weeks or two
Ben Ayers has his new hotel about ;
ished and Asotin citizens will swell
Ith pride when the hostlery is opened 1
uly 1. The building, a *20,000 struc- j
re. will be the finest In the town. It
contains 54 rooms. together with a.
large dining room, sample rooms, bar- 1
-r shop, billiard room, barroom and j
large office. j
Weldon Wilson, the well known fruit
power from Slloott. was a visitor to
this week, his presence being |
ative. on account of. being a mem- ^
' the Jury. Mr. Wllson'says there
will be no peaches or apricots in his
locality this year, but that there will
bo about a third of a crop of cherries
outside of the Bing variety. Of the
other fruits there will be a good yield.
About four miles further down the
river. Mr. Wilson reports that there will
be lots of peaches. This Is the first
year in all of Mr. Wilson's fruit-raising
experience that he has failed to raise
County Clerk SViaughnesRy made a
record for the clerk's office this week,
having all kinds of business upon his
bands. Resides being clerk of the su
perior court, he had twenty land proofs
to hear on Monday and Tuesday.' The
courthouse deputy. Mr. Woelflen. to
gether with J. W. King, who had to b* j
est number of proofs ever taken In one j
day in the past was eight. (
The Asotin Roller mills suffered a ;
loss of several hundred sacks of wheat
Wednesday night, at the landing of the
brought into service, attended to the
superior court work. On Monday Mr.
Shaughmssv hoard six proofs, and on
Tuesday, with the assistance of county
Treasurer Woodruff. 14 proofs were
taken. This establishes an enviable re
cord for the clerk's office, as the'great
Wormell warehouse. About 750 sacks
Md been placed- on the platform for
«bipment the following day. Wednes- I
4»y evening the steamer Mountain Gem :
Putin there to allow the Lewiston band '
end pssengers to lantj. It is presumed ,
that the steamer must have Jarred the j
heavlly loaded platform in pulling out. (
*r through drifting, from the force of
*!>« wind against the boat, precipitating]
'b» entire lot In the river. About 150l
•<aeks were safely recovered and ls all j
ri *bt; about 300 sacks have been taken |
outand can be used for hog or chicken
fcW. while about 250 sacks Is a total I
><*«. The financial loss is close to *500,
to *ay nothing of the time consumed j
* »»king a partial recovery.
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members of the Odd Fellows
hut»® „ ^ .
EidM? r ebekPnB A80t,n
*i<le,1 to observe the anniversary day
the or der by having an old time bas
N picnic in the Asotin park, says thei
**tin Sentinel. The lodges of Anatone
and n T . ne lodges or .snamu.
s »u Clarkston will be Invited to be on
with well filled baskets, so that
^«dnesday, the 26th day of April, may
^ Properly observed by the members
« «ne of the greatest fraternal socle-'
** the world has ever known. While
"* Picnic wll, be chiefly for the pur-''
of Observing Odd Fellows' day.
k t*not the Intention to make the af-j
Mclusive for the membership and,
th * ,r ,a milie»;. but all people are in
^ will be welcome to come and
^ the pleasures and good ,el-,
of , he day. The committee
In charge the arrangement of
affair« are endeavoring to have Grand
Representative A. O. Ansell. from Spo
kane - present on this occasion to de
T er ,he ° rtUlon - He has expressed a
W,Ili " Bne8s and unx >ety to he present.
,f " >" Possible to get here. He is do
ing Jury service at present, which looks
as though it would hold on throughout
the month However, the committee
know ln a few dayB and win be
prepared fon any Emergency. Mr. An
sel1 ls °ne of the best talkers that the
rder Presses In the state, and it is
hoped that he will be able to come.
The grand lodge of Odd Fellows for
the state of Washington meets at Van -
couver this year, on the first Tuesday
in June, and within the ast few days
the several lodges throughout the
county have elected delegates as fol
lows: Hoe lodge No. 30. of Anatone.
sends James Sangster as delegate, and
Mrs. James Sangster represents Zenith
Rebeknh lodge: Riverside lodge. No. 41,
of Asotin, has choseu W. A. Barker as
delegate, and Mrs. Carrie Farrish will
represent Welcome Rebekah lodge: _
A. Frazier Will go as a delegate from
Clarkston lodge, and Mrs. Frazier from
Clarkston Rebekah lodge and Mrs. Pe
ter Hendricks from Roseleaf Rebekah
lodge. In addition to those who will go
as delegates, will be many past grands
who are not delegates. The grand lodge
of Oregon meets at Portland at the
same time and the two grand bodies
can exchange visits, and make the oe
Ci,8lon one of S'eat enjoyment. Besides
,he 9tb of June ls odd Fe,lows at
the Lewis and Clark fair and will give
all a chance to attend the fair while at
the grand lodge.
People MOUm Over Death Of Ida
ho County's JVlost Promi
nent Citizen
No death ln recent years has caused
such profound sorrow as that of Henry
Wax, of Orangeville, who died in Port
land. Friday night, last week. But a
few days before he left Grangeville for
Los Angeles accompanied by Mrs. Wax
where he was a delegate from th£
Grangeville Woodman lodge to the
meeting of the head camp. He left here
Tuesday morning apparently in good !
health, 'hut before reaching Portland
a telegram was received here announc
ing his serious illness and his later
removal to a hospital in Portland
where he died Friday night. His son
Montie Wax of Grangeville. was sent
for, but arrived too late to see his
father alive. Mrs. Wax and a few
friends were with him when the end
came. His last thoughts were of his
family and he was counting the min
utes when his son would arrive.
The passing of Mr. Wax takes from
j public life one of the pioneers of this
section. He was first and foremost
for all public enterprises and as a fit
ting tribute to his memory it will ever
be remembered that he was the first
chairman of the independent move to
construct an electric line and boat ser
vice between Grangeville, Lewiston and
j Portland, having served in that capn
( city at the first meeting of thé people
; «t the Temple theater in this city but
a short time ago. Then It was shown
he was a natural chairman by in- ■
stlnct. He imbued enthusiasm in the
large audience present by his encour- ;
aging way of placing a question and
otherwise conducting the meeting.
Thus it is all the more sorrowing when
in the prime of life a man Is so sud
denly taken front this sphere of ac
tion. I
The steamer Spokane arrived In the j
city last night with the flag at half
mast. At the dock were multitudes
j of friends to meet the remains and
| greet the sort owing wife and son. Ao
companylng them was Miss Anna Bln
I nard. A delegation from the uniform
rank of the local lodge of 'Woodmen |
j of the World acted as an est oi °
the remains which were taken to the |
1 Rinrmrd home on Normal mil. leie
, , n n .. rt « of the
«prams from friends In ail pans in*
i country have been received by Mrs. |
^ ^ ^ ^ elaborate floral
from frlends and societies are;
8 . rv ioe8 were held
Z JZ îha. city. I
d ^fore leaving that cl
,n ,rtl
« > bb * WiS<? , ,«
The funeral will be . > 1 "
| Binnard home tomorrow ev Ing a
5 o'clock, the remains bemg held aua t
Ing the arrival of Mr ^ ^ r
Mrs. Harriet Lyzer. of Los Angles.
The Woodmen of the Ser vi
services and a " e " d w m be con
ces in the ew _* _ a ^ delegati on of
j ducted at the grave. .
j Eagles from OrangevlUe_ lodge o
which Mr. Wax 'vas a membe has a.
, rived in the cty and a iatg
j delegation of Grangeville citizens will
Entire Country is a Unit for Independent Elec
tric Railway and Boat Line—Stock
Subscriptions are Liberal
Lewiston, Orangeville and Nezperce
are now fully organized* for the pro
posed electric line and Portland. Walla
Walla and other open river towns are and
taking hold of the project with such the
vigor as to make it positively assuring
that in addition to the building of
the electric line from Lewston to ing
Grungeville and Nezperce, that steam
ers wiU be bul,t to ply on the
rlVer bet * een Lewiston and Celilo
portage. The enthusiastic mass meet- of
ing held a few days ago at Grangievllle
in which nearly *40,000 was raised and
the mass meeting at Nezperce yester- '
day in which nearly *60.000 was sub- j j n
scribed gives stable assurances that
the entire country is working In har
mony to one end, the improvement, de
velopment, and advancement of the en
tire Lewiston and Camas prairie coun
The local soliciting committee ls still
at work securing stock subscriptions
and ls meeting with excellent success,
Lewiston alone will subscribe for at
least *100.000 of the stock. Grange
ville will probably be good for a like
amount and Nezperce bids fair to raise
fully *75.000. The country Interven
Ing between Lewiston and Grangeville
will contribute liberally and It is now
estimated that between four and five
hundred thousand dollars will be sub
scribed before the work is ended.
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arrive on the train to attend the fu
Henry Wax was born In San Francis
co, Cal., August 4. 1859. His parents,
died when he whr quite young but on
reaching the age of 16 he went to
Portland. Oregon, where for many
years he was associated with the mer
chandise firm of Meter & Frank. He
later went to Walla Walla where he be
came associated with the firm of"Al^ :
Goldman & Co., and left there to come
to Lewiston ln the early eighties.
Spending a few years here he was
wedded to Miss Hinda Binnard, of this
city, and subsequently moved to
(^Grangeville where he had been Identi
■ pv tK ] es n t Grangeville. Resolutions of
reB p ec t ( n his memory and sympathy
; vvith t he bereaved family have been
adopted by the electric line project of
fled in business up to his death. Mr.
Wax was just contemplating retiring
from business in Grangeville and had
recently disposed of his busines pro
perty. During his long business career
in Idaho county he was associated with
the late I. S. Weller in the firm of
Weiler & Wax. conducting a store at
Mt. Idaho. He also at one time was
associated with S. (Yoldstone in con
ducting a merchandise business in Cot
tonwood. During his residence in
Grangeville Mr. Wax served th<* city
four terms as mayor and wns a mem
ber of the city council a number of
times.. During his term of office many
Improvements were made in the city.
He was always prominent In furthering
public utilities especially where It en
hanced the development of his com
Mr. Wax was prominent In lodge olr
des. having been a member of the W. i
O. W„ the Eagles and (^dd Fellows. He i
orthy president of the j
ficials of both
Lewiston and Grange
Subscribes Over $50,000 for the
Construction of the Electric
Nezperce, April 17.—The electric
toad took the people by storm today
when the rousing meeting was held
! at the opera house crystalized the over
whelming sentiment in favor of local
help in building the road. C. M.
Stearns presided at the meeting and
opened It with a stirring speech. Mark
Means, of Lewiston. J. A. Grom, of
Cottonweed. and George K. Reed, of
Grangeville. were the other speakers.
Subscriptions to the list were called
rapidly. Five prominent men and firms
headed the list with subscriptions of
*5,000 each. These were: D. J. McRae.
Z. A. Johnson. W. J. Ramey, Mockler
Miiller and Mockler and J. A. Schultz
There is now no doubt concerning the
financing of the line. Already many
inquiries have come In by telegraph
and letter asking for data relative to
the proposed line and tenders are be
Ing made to take up the project and
finance it. These inquiries are com
ing from responsible financial quarters
and the trustees will consider all pro
Mr. Fr
Frank W. Kettenbach, president
of the Idaho Trust company, arrived
home from Portland last night. Mr.
Kettenbach has been there on bus
' iness for the past few days and was
j j n consultation with W. F. Kettenbach,
this city, who is now in Portland,
placing the project up to the people
of that city. Mr. Kettenbach sftates
that Portland is now becoming greatly
interested in the matter and that the
Chamber of Commerce and the Open
River association officers are looking
into the details of the matter with a
view of assisting in the raising of
stock subscriptions. Mr. Kettenbach
■says that the open river problem ls one
that appeals to the business Interests
of portlund and seeing, that by as
sisting the electric line and Independ
ent boat line, that It means an lnde
pendet service to the coast, every effort
will be made to carry the project to a
successful issue.
Co. Over *50.000 was subscribed In the
first 30 minutes and *75,000 ls expected
In the town alone and *50,000 more on
the prairie. ,
The above was sent out early ln the
afternoon yesterday from the meeting
at Nezperce- By night the committee
had secured pledges for *61,000 and had
ln sight ln the town alone about'*75,
000. A committee of three were ap
pointed having supervision of the so
liciting on the prairie. Those appoint
ed for this purpose were Tom Mockler,
John Schroeder and R. S. Markwell. It
is estimated from the sentiment ex
pressed that the country surroupding
Nezperce will add *50,000 to the list.
The visitors who uddressed the meet
ing left for their homes this morning
and will carry the news of encourage
ment shown here to bring the subscrip
tions in other towns up to this high
The school board held a meeting last
night and elected teachers for next yeai
except the man for principal's posi
tion. Misses Schutte. Snyder, Davis
and Peasley were elected to the grade
Z. A. Johnson has purchased a ranch
near Ilo and will engage extensively in
the cattle business.
The city well ls now down to a depth
of 180 feet and there is a flow of water
approximating 10 gallons per minute.
The contract calls for double this
amount and the well will be driven
i The sprinkling contracts for the
i summer were let lust night at a meet
j ing of the council.
The city Is di
] vided Into five districts. Bids were
I accepted as follows: Chus. Hteele, dis
I trlct No. 1: P. M. Wilson, No. 2: John
i Vernon, No. 3: Frank Thornwaite. No.
i 4 and George B. Frazer. No. 5. The
j prices range from *3.50 t(i *4 per day.
J. B. McGrane Secures Possession
of Lewiston's Well Known
The Raymond House, of this city, has
changed hands. Mr. Jas. B. McGrane,
a well known business man of this city,
has purchased the lease and contents
of the famous hotel from E. C. Bur
dick who has been conducting the
house for the past two years. Mr. Me- ;
Grane has already assumed charge of;
the business and will make the house,
one of the most popular in the city.
It is Mr. MeGrane's intention to make
many improvements in the house and
he will have a new double entrance
built In the corner of the hotel.. The
dining room will be materially Im
proved and Mr. McGrane will conduct
a first class cafe In connection with
the hotel. The barroom will also be
re-arranged and enlarged and an ad
dition will be built.
Mr. McOrane is well known through
-out all parts of the state and has
many friends among the traveling pub
lic as well as In the city. He gta}es
that It is his purpose to cater to all
classes and owing to his prominence In
Idaho county mining affairs he will
secure an excellent patronage from
mtning men. He statea that no pains
or expense will be spared to contribute
to the comfort of his guests which as
sures him a wide and liberal patron
That City Doaa Handaoma Thing far
Elaetria Lina.
Grangeville, April 17.—This city is ln
a fever of excitement attendant over
the electric line project and every one
ls enthusiastic over the outlook. The
only feature to mar the enthusiasm Is
the sudden death of ex-Mayor Henry
Wax, of this city, at Portland, Mr. Wax
was one of the prime movers In tt^
electric line project and his death
ls a loss to the entire community. Many
people will leave Grangeville for Lew
iston to attend the funeral of Mr 1 .
The committees appointed to solicit
stock subscriptions In the various pre
cincts of the county are already becom
ing organized and today ls is estimated
that *50,000 has been subscribed. It
Is expected that the people of Camas
prairie will subscribe for at least *176,
000 of the stock of the company.
Engineer Ogden Now Investigat
ing Matter of Opening River
to Barge Navigation
David B. Ogden, government engi
neer, of Portland, who has been ln the
city for several days, left this morn
ing for Moscow where he will confer
with Congressman Burton L. French
with reference to the money that has
been set aside by congress to be ex
pended on the Clearwater river with
a view of opening the river to barge
navigation. Congresmun French was
an earnest advocate of the open river
plans ad mally through his efforts and
that of Senator Heyburn the money
was appropriated for the Clearwater
It Is understood that Mr. Ogden has
been In consultation with ex-Henator
Henry Heltfeld here with relation to
the work on the stream. Senator Helt
feld having been familiar with the de
tails which were later taken up by Con
gresmnn French. It Is now assured
that a corps of engineers will be plac
ed on the Clearwater river within a
short time and the work will be then
outlined. Mr. Ogden will return to
Lewiston May 1 for the purpose of go
ing more fully Into the details. From
Moscow he will proceed to Portland.
Man Start Movamant far
Club Housa.
Portland, April 17—The Travellers'
Proctectlve association will, ln all pro
bability. build a handsome pavilion at
the Lewis and Clark exposition. The
gulldlng will be use das a club house
for comirrerelal travelers, who will
make It their headquarters while In
Portland. At a recent meeting of the
T. P. A. of Oregon and Washington,
the matter was discussed and much en
thusiasm was manifested. The T. P.
A. commissioners at St. Iamis, who
came to Portland to Inspect the fair,
are heartily In favor of the project and
have assured the local members that
if the local division of the association
will taWe hold and raise revenue, the
national board of officers will assist.
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Canned Good« Man Organisa,
Buffalo. N. V.. April 17.—Prominent
packers of canned goods from various
parts of the country began a meeting
Among the Boxers.
Pittsburg. April 17.—Much interest is
displayed by the local sporting fra
ternity In the fight to be pulled off
at Hopiestead tonight between- Mull
Bowser and John Parry. The distance
is scheduled at six rounds. Both men
have displayed their ability to put up
a fast and scientific go and as a con
sequence an Interesting contest Is ex
here today to consider the formation
of a national association, with the ob
ject of looking after the foreign trade
more carefully and keeping in touch
with national legislation nffectlng the
Large Crowd Attended Saturday
Night to WitnessOpenta g.
The opening of the Carnegie l(bmy •
Friday night was a splendid succeav
and a large crowd was present at tllee -
dedicatory exercises. Miss Guyer, JBw -
librarian, had already arranged the
large cases of books ln systematica*
fashion and the formal opening of finie .-
library gives to Lewiston one of CM* *
choicest public Institutions that liés lb. -
the gift of man.
The Lewston Military band rendered-'
music during the evening and at •
o'clock Mayor Chas. G. Kress delivered^
the opening address. He then introduc
ed City Attorney K. A. CoYc who spoke
In behalf of the members of the coun
cil. Attorney I. N. Smith followed wfth
an address.
In delivering the opening addreomr
Mayor Kress said:
"I have lived here In Lewiston for -
so long and have made this my home
and been identified with the town and'
watched its growth and development
with such Interest that each advance
and Improvemeat ls a matter of ea- -
pecial pride and gratification to me. .
And this Is especially true of the op
ening of this new library building. It '
is an event which affects all of us -
closely. Its Influence reaches Into pur
homes and affords new pleasures fht
us older people and new opportunfv
ties for our boys and girts. T am gthA~*
that we have succeeded In accumulai- -
Ing a substantial library Uke this and'
glad that we have procured this beauti
ful building for it, and I am espeelhlly -
pleased because I have been fortunate i
enough to be mayor of your city dur- -
ing the time when this work was noc
"I have been thinking today about •*
this building and my mind' naturally
ran back over the years that X bitve •
known this city and been fhmilfar with
the spot where this building is -now
erected. It was over 40 years ago that
I first saw this building sits. Tfiât 1e : •
more than an average life tfme.- Home ■
of you were not born then; most-'®* '
you were not In this locality: and there -
arc only a few of the people left WHS -
cast their fortune«- ln with LewigtGtn r
and made this their home, at that IklWi —.
"For years this Normal hill scct TUW »
was regarded «s practically worthliags
ground. No ntterr.pt was made to set
tle It. and I remember that 28 years •
ago. nlmost In the spot where we are
now standing, rifle pits were dug and
j the men of Lewiston were called out Ua
gunrd them to protect their homes andT
families during the Nez Perce war.
yoi , cnn hBrdly erstand today wlkar
that mennt to us. The conditions un
der which we nre living now are so
dtfferent from the conditions that con
fronted us then, that It is almost like
n story of another nge of another land.
If a man were to come running Into
this building now and announce that
the Indians were on the war path, wm
would laugh, but 28 years ago such an-,
announcement ns that would have been
heard with attention nnd alarm.
''These things are nil past now an*'
j belong to the past; h it I ljave seen
them, and for that reason I can appre*
clate the tremendous changes that time
hUR brought to us and the great de
velopment that we have accomplished
' So for that reason 1 p-obnbly appreciate
! the advantages of thl« «plendld library
! and handsome building more deeply
j than I otherwise rmild, and I fee-4
how much we are Indebted to the la
dles of Lewiston whose efforts have
procured these things for us. I believe
that I express the sentiments of all cit
izens of Lewiston when I say that we
honor them highly for their disinterest
ed public work. They deserve, and' W
think will receive, the entire credit ft»r
this work, and we are all of us ready
to accord the credit nnd apreciatlon to
them which they have so richly ■
City Attorney Cox spoke on the work
and achievement of the ladies of Lew
iston In having been able to bring to
this city a public library. He dwelt
nt length on the value and needs of
a public library to people in all the
walks of life. He said that were he hr •
inscribe a word as a monument to be -
plueed at the library door thar hb
would inscribe the word '•Opportunity''.
He said that here the opportunity o• t
the young men and women of the city
could be satisfied by th-* perusal of"'
choice books.
I. N. Smith then spoke for a brief
space on the great advantages of the
public library and paid a high compli
ment to the ladies of Lewiston in hhv
ing been instrumental in interesting-
Mr. Carnegie to donate t v e money with
which to erect a buildli g

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