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Lewiston Taller, Established 1876 Successor to The Lewiston Teller LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1905. Intsr-State News, Vol. 1» RA»- IE PORTAGE ROAD WILLBENEFITl Governor Chamberlain of Oregon Says Freight Rates will be Lower Portland, April CO.—The Portland Telegram says: That the state portage railroad at Celilo Falls will prove of lasting ben efit to the farmers and stockgrowers Si the Inland empire, whether it is operated, is the opinion of Governor Chamberlain. Completion of the road and its turning over to the common wealth in readiness for handling the traffic between the Upper and Lower! Columbia, will be the signal for re \ duction of freight rates of rail lines! reaching the interior. Just as ocean rates on freight control the adjustment of tariffs between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, even on classes of traffic that could not be economically or satisfactorily handled by water. If ships were engaged regu larly between the various ports, so will the existence of an open river compel lower rates because the means will be at hand for transporting freight by water, even should the opportunity not be utilized. Necessity of supplying boats for the upper river has not yet been met by provision for sufficient necessary boats, but there is little doubt suitable steamers will be provid ed- and Governor Chamberlain thinks It is probable that intereSted persons of the interior will themselves take the responsibility of placing such a line in service. "There now seems to be no reason why the portage railroad will not be completed on May 15, the date when it was expected the road will be turn ed over to the commission ready for operation," said Governor Chamber lain. "It is impossible to tell yet the exact cost, but it will be completed at a cost of $165,000 to the citizens of • Oregon, the amount appropriated for the purpose. It will cost considerably more than the appropriation, but I do not know the exact amount, the dif ference being made up by the Open River association, and there -will be no obligation against the state other than the amount already provided. "Eastern Oregon, eastern Washing- j ton and northern Idaho will be greatly benefitted by building of the portage j poad. The natural dfreetton for com-! meree of that section of the country is; down the Columbia river to Portland j and completion of the road will open 1 the great river and Its upper naviga ble tributaries to traffic for the future. "One of the first benefits to be de rived from operation of the road will be reduced freight rates from all points along the Columbia river east of The Dalles and along the Snake river. The portage road will act as a regulator of freight rates, even if it should not be used directly for the carriage of freight. That was the effect of con structing the portage road around the rapids at Cascade locks, and-I ho ve no doubt that the same result will fol low the construction of n portage road around the falls at Celilo. "People interested in securing re-^ duced freight rates ought to begin now to make arrangements for building boats on the upper river. No individ ual will probably feel like entering into competition with transportation com panies. but those interested in cereal production, ns well as those interested In livestock, could well afford to raise money and construct the necessary boats for the upper river. Such bo..ts ' . . , , would unquestiopably command con-) siderable business, reaching certain lo calities along the stream that could be more conveniently and better serv ed by the craft than by railroads, though economy in handling the freight offered for movement, but the presence of the boats and their ability to handle tonnage would be the effective means of compelling granting of lower rates by the railroads. "From Information received I have every reason to believe that In due, time steps will be taken by the people, of the interior to put on a line of steamers. Those interested have evini'-j e<l their interest and conldence in the; success of the enterprise in a most sub-; stantial manner, and they will not stop; short of accomplishment of the benelts lor which it has been intended and is; certain to confer. I think the road will be completed; 'he middle of May, as has been e nected since the contract for the build ing was awarded. Work ha ls now progressing nicely, weather has while period of construction. Every thing is being done on a substantial been and and the ' * '"' e ' * . been propitious- during the. basis that will make the mud perman *'nt and serviceable for its require ments as long as required. I think. Equipment will be good and of a char a «'ter to give most satlsfectory service. "Just as soon as completed and de iivery is made to the state the road will b* ready for operation. There will, be just as few employes as possible—Just the number necessary to operate the road properly. The small number of employes required will be selected by the board composed of the governor, secretary of state and state treasurer. We have not conferred upon the ques tion of employes at all as yet, for as I have previously indicated we do not know as an absolute certainty th»t the road will be operated, or that it will be necessary to operate it to accomp lish that for which it was built—lower freight rates for the bringing to mar ket of the products of the interior. "So far as the Portage Railroad com mission Is concerned. all will be in readiness to operate the road from the date it is accepted, and It will be oper ated to take care of all of the freight to be handled between the upper and lower stretches of the Columbia, at the lowest possible expense to render efficient service." CROP OUTLOOK GOOD Big Harbest in Clearwater Valley Al most Certain. Stltes, April 20.—The farmers of this section are in high spitits over the copious rainfall of the past week as t is now almost certain that this sec tion will produce one of the best crops of grain that it has had in years. Near ly all the grain is sown and a trip through the country shows that the fall grain is up three or four Inches already. The recent rains have been a blessing and aside from the good done to the grain crops th£ hills are green thus assuring that the pasture for stock will be good during this spring. Fred and Keorge Shissler were In the city this week with a band of horses which will be placed on their stock range. Colonel Allan Miller, state immigra tion commissioner, was a visitor in this city from Boise during the early part of this week. J. F. Willson has returned from a trip to Spokane where he has been receiving medical treatment. HENRY WAX AT REST ^ ^ day Evening—Services were Impressive The funeral of the late Henry Wax was held Wednesday evening from the Binnurd home on Normal hill and was largely attended by friends from all parts of this section of the country. Many friends from his home, Grange ville. were present to pay their last respects at the grave. The business houses of the city were closed during the funeral and the mayor and mem bers of the council attended In a body. The Woodmen of the World and Eagles were present and escorted the remains to the grave. The floral gifts were elaborate and were banked about the casket at the house In artistic style. The service at "the home was per formed by Rev. J. D. McConkey and at the grave the Jewish service was performed by Rebert Grostein. The beautiful services of the Woodmen of the World were then given and a quar tet from the lodge sang "Nearer My God to Thee", which dosed the ser vices. The pall bearers were H. E. Heppner, . I John Norwood. Lou Smith, R. Cote and Homer Mhtteson, of Grangevllle, and F. W. Kettenbabch. of Lewiston. MUST HAVE IDAHO ATTORNEYS i Pleading of Non-resident Lawyers Stricken at Rathdrum. _ ! Rathdrum. Idaho. April 19,-In the j district court today in the case of the' ! North Idaho Land company versus Pe 1 ter Hanson et al.. on motion of Ed ; win Mi-Bee, attorney for plaintiff, Judge Morgan ordered the answer of ; defendant stricken from the files on the ground that the defendant's attor nevs were not residents of Idaho and; had not associated a resident attorney] in the- case, r.s provided by an act of, the recent Idaho legislature. This es- j tablishes a precedent affecting Fpo- j _] kane attorneys who practice in Idaho, i Trial jurors were present In court ! today and the trial of criminal actions i was begun. Archie Reel, charged with ' '»««ji it it with it deadly weapon, was ar assault w an •' * raigned and will plead tomorrow. . The trial of Henry C. Smith, charg j ed with arson at Coeur d'Alene, began this afternoon. A Jury was empaneled and the taking of testimony began. James Roche and V. W. Sanders were examined for the plaintiff. Divorce« granted were: Ida I. Dan - iskln vsi B. N. Daniskln. and James R. Coleman vs. Ida M. Coleman. PORTLAND IS NOW IN UNE FOR ELECT RIC RAILW AY PROJECT W. F. Kettenbach Returns Home with Most En couraging News-Local Committee Still at Work Portland business men will lend moral and financial support to the elec-1 trie and boat line line project. This in formation *111 give Impetus to the al ready increasing demand for the con-j structlon of this service. The news comes from Wm. F. Kettenbach, presl- ] dent of the Lewiston National bank,'This who returned last night from the Ore- 1 gon metropolis where he has been for the past week taking the matter up with the chamber of commerce and Open River association at Portland, The news brought home by Mr. Ket-j tenbach is most encouraging and his j shccess in placing the project before the people of Portland to the extent that the advantages of such service is made immediately plain to them. Is commendable. During Mr. Kettenbach's presence at Portland he met a great majority of, the business men and capitalists of j that city who made numerous inquiries concerning the project of building the. electric railway between Lewiston, Grangevllle and Nezperce, and the con struction of steamers to ply on the Snake between here and Celilo port-1 age. The general opinion now prevails there that the necessity for the con struction of independent lines is now at hand and believing in the strength and resource of this upper country Port land is ready to assist in every ma terial way to u^juild and develop the country. When seen last evening Mr. Kettenbach said: j "I am more than pleased with the success of my trip to Portland. . The people of that city have watched with interest the development of the pro- j ject ever since the first meeting in. I^ewiston and the liberal financial ■sup-1 port given by the people of this sec tion has opened the eyes of the worl 1J to the vast necessity- of further de- i velopment in this country. The offl cials of the chamber of commerce wire most courteous and held meeShgs for the purpose of listening to the rep- ; resentations which I made while there HOW TOWNS WERE NAMEO —; The Wallace Tribune says: | Frequently the query arises here: soncerning the derivation of the names] of the cities and towns of the Coeur d'Alene*. Fipce the death of "Jim" Wnrdner a few days ago which brought to the attention of all residents of the district that Wardner was named in his honor, the question of the manner in which the otheT cities and towns of the Coeur d'Alenes received their names has been often asked. W. R. Wallace was the founder of the city of Wallace, the county seat and business center of the Coeur d' Alenes. He located the town 21 years ago and it was named In his honor. Colonel Wallace is now dead, but his widow is living in poor circumstances at Seattle. What little property was left her in the city that was practically owned by her husband at one time was sold last July for delinquent taxes Burke was given its name In honor of John M. Burke, a mining man wide ly known throughout the west. On account of the prominent manner in which he was identified in the devel opment of the Tiger mine during the hO's. his name was given the town. After an absence of many years. Mr. i Burke returned to the Coeur d'Alenes last summer and once" more became interested in mining In the district by, '«king a bond upon some claims nearj Burke. After doing considerable de velopment work the deal fell through; and a short time ago Mr. Burke left) the district. Kellogg re received its name from Noah F. Kellogg, one of the locators of the wonderful Bunker Hill & Sullivan mine which after 20 j j i ears of continuous ope-| month paid tlie largest! tory, $150. , , . , . . , . t trlct Judge of Idaho, rendered the fol lowing decision In a case involving the ownership of the two ilalms of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan::" ration, lagt month paid monthly dividend in its hi oon. brated disco Wart lates logg ■was the owner of the < r-ele d do nkey w tiii-h figured in the very of the B'liikar Hill. Jim" Iner, in his autobiography. re that Judge Norman Buck. dis "From the evidence of the witnesses this court is of the opinion that the] Bunker Hill mine was discovered by] the jackass. Phil O'Rourke and N. D. Kellogg, and as the jackass Is the and before leaving I was assured that every effort would be made to lend moral and financial support. I have a letter from the president of the Poit land chamber of commerce which is addressed to the trustees of our pro ject which I shall turn over tomorrow, letter fully outlines the interest Portland has in the matter and in toto practically extends Lhe assistance that we desire. -it i„ very probable that the cham ber of commerce will appoint commit tees next w eek to visit the business interests of Portland and it is not im possible that from >75,000 to $100,000 may be raised there. While in Port land I was approached by several cap italists who suggested the information that they would lHce to figure on tak * n 8 U P the bond issue, so I have no f ea r that we will not be ablfe to finance t * ie road at the proper time." In the meantime the work in this section of the country has by no means lagged. The soliciting committee have been at work daily and the success In raising stock subscriptions Is phenom enal. which shows that every person in every walk of life is anxious to fur the projecj with a hope of its ulti mate RUccess. Today and tonight Denver, in Ida ho county, will hold a monster mass meeting for the purpose of furthering the project along and it Is estimated that between $25,000 and $50,000 will be raised from that town and immedl ate vicinity. Cottonwood will hold a meeting tomorrow and from informa tlon received it is'expected that that city will do equally as well as Den ver. Grangeville is rapidly forging ahead with subscriptions and report $30,000 raised there yesterday, Next week a committee will leave here for the Tammany arid Waha country with the purpose of visiting every farmer and of securing more subscriptions and there is every rea sonable belief that the committee will be successful. property of the plaintiffs, Cooper & Peck, they are entitled to a half In terest in the Bunker Hill and n quar t er Interest In the Sullivan claims." t* W as about two years ago that Mr. Kellogg died Captain Mullan.,|he army officer who built the government road from Fort Keogh, Montana, to Walla Walla. Washington, is responsible for the name of the town of Mullan. The road passed through this town and on this account the town was named In his honor. Gem received its name from one of the claims of the Milwaukee group that was located near there. One of the claims was known as the Gem of the Mountains. Prior to receiving Its name the town was known as Daven port. in honor of "Uncle" John Dav enport. Mace was given its name in conse quence of Aniasfi D. Campbell's con nection \lMth the Standard mine, which is located near there. He Is familiarly known as "Mace." Murray is located at a point once covered by a placer claim owned by George H. Murray, and it was on thiR accouqt that the town became knewn as Murray. One of the Frisco group of claims was! called the Black Bar. and on this ac- i oount the town of Black Bear received] its name. ! '■B1I1" Osburn was the father of thgj j town ° r ®* b » rn - and he 8,111 re8l,,es on his farm near there. - i ..........—"* • I NOTES FROM CHESLEY O. B. Chesley is making ir numbei of improvements on his saw mill. His mill will be ready for operation In about two weeks, A great deal of tnfuhle Is being had this year to find enough room for our school children. There is an enroll j mem of 36 at this time which crowds i our schoolroom to the limit. About I 65 children of school age live tributary I to this place but a number are com pelled to remain at home because of I the crowded condition of the room, F. E. Simmons and f». B. Chesley. have recently had 30 a rres of land platted into the Chesley townsite. Over 20 substantial buildings have ! been erected in this place during the past 18 months, including a saw mill and a feed barn. At present there a good opening to be had for a hard-I ware a'nd grocery stow*. IDAHO LAW COMES FIRST Oprnion by Attornsy General Guhssn Relativ# to Tsaehsrs' Cartifiestas. Boise, April .20.—Attorney General Guheen has given an opinion to Miss Scott, ' state school superintendent, in response to a query relative to revog nltion of teachers' certificates and di plomas Issued by other states. The opinion says: "I have to advise you that section 1 of an act entitled 'An act to amend section 4 of an act 4ntltled "An act to establish and maintain a system of .free schools, approved Fab. «, 1899," approved March 9. J905,' among other things provides: 'The board may issue certificates to persons holding state di plomas from other state requiring sim ilar qualifications.' Under this provis ion the board is authorised to issue Idaho certificates to holders of di plomas issued by states requiring qual ifications similar to those required by Idaho of applicants for diplomas. The qualifications referred to are prescribed in said section 1, where it is provided that applicants for state diplomas shall possess good moral character, and shall pass an examination in all the branches Included in the course of study pre scribed for the public- schools of the state, didactics, and such other branches as the board may preacrlbe; that they shall have been engaged suc cessfully in teaching for at least flflve years, two of which must be in the state issuing the diploma, and shall be the holder of a state certificate. "Holders of diplomas from state in stitutions of other states v are not en titled to an Idaho certificate by virtue thereof, even though such diploma con fers upon the holder a life certificate to teach in the state where Issued. The requirements of Idaho relative to the Issuance of diplomas must be complied with. In nthed wordB only persons holding diplomas procured by conform - ingto requirements similar to those In said act prescribed for Idaho diplomas are entitled to Idaho certificates with out examination, etc. "The board is not authorized by this act to recognize certificates Issued by other states. Applicants for Idaho cer tificates, other than those holding state diplomas procured as above indicated, must meet the conditions Imposed: that Is, they must 'comply with the requirements prescribed for Idaho cer tificates, which are the same as above recited for Idaho diplomas, w ith the exception that only three years teach Ing experience and a first grade county certificate are required." MEMORIAL SERVICES Wsrs Hsld at Grangavills in Mamory of Lots Henry Wax. Gru ngeville, April 20.— Yesterday] was u day or sorrow for the people' of this city. Ail the business houses closed for two hours in order Jo par ticipate in the inemerial exercises held In respect to the menjory of the late Henry Wax, ex-mayor of this city. The services were held in the I. O. O. F. opera house at 2 o'clock./ The opera house was filled to its capacity with people. Music was furnished by the Episcopal church orchestra and the combined choirs of the churches of the city assisted. Mayor Brown opened the exercises, paying a high tribute to the memory of Mr. Wax and giving a brief outline; of the work which he had accomplished during his residence in Grangevllle. I He was followed by Rev. W. N, Knox, who delivered the opening prayer. Rev. Fertig delivered on impressive sermon' the subject of whch was "Bear Yej Each Other's Burdens." Rev. Willard Roots spoke at length on the noble character and achievements of the de ceased and was followed by W. A. Hall,' who delivered an address covering the points In the life of the deceased dur a period of 20 years. The bene distion was pronounced by Rev. Vlck era - The sorrow manifested In Grange ville Is deep and genuine and his mem ° r / " 111 IOn * reroa,n * reen *" ,h " minds] ,,r people of this community. l _____ COTTONWOOD MEET EN MASSE People Considerably Worked Up Over the Electric Line Prejoct. April 20.—No st led tt) make the meeting which unlay night, the The < 'ottonwood, be left unturi railway mass held here Fai event of the county. The people here are greatly enthused over the success attained at other towns in furthering the project along and the feeling ex ists here tbint Cottonwood business men should do their utmost to make a liberal subsbobription for stock in the road. People of Denvep, Grange ville. Keuterville, Westlake. Nezperce und Lewiston have been Invited to at-1 Is'tend the meeting and many addresses] w ill he made by prominent men of the coutttry covering the subject. ODD FELLOWS ORGANIZER Lewiston Now l\as Two Lodfeob in this Order-—Officers are: Elected Lewiston has another Odd Felloes# lodge. The organisation was perfecta« last Tuesday afternoAn at which fitne Grand Master Frank I. Marti» aadfe Grand Secretary D. L. Baffler,- AW Boise, were in the city to direct? tHo organlsatlon and Installation-. Tba name given the new lodge fb Gate City No. Ill, I. O. O. F. The new lodge starts out wltlt as# membership of 51. Lewiston lodge Na 8 is the old organisation and has IMF members occupying one of the fines*, brick structuVes In the city. Owing. Ba the rapid growth of the .cltjr It. wafe> deemed wise to form a second! lodge- which will work Independently ftaa# the older lodge. Grand Master Frahfe. Martin arrived in the city from Tuesday evening and the new was ushered into existence. The forming of the organisation the election of officers was conctado« during the afternoon session and at the night session 15 candidates wora* initiated and the officers installed aftor which the lodge enjoyed a banquet tnr Odd Fellows hall. Many addrasaaa were made by members present and'ttt» Lewiston lodge of Odd Fellows wSUffin exemplified the wo|-k of organising'tBw* new lodge was rompttmented' ever excellent work. The following were the officers elect ed and Installed: Dr. L. f. PerkMat.. N. O.: W. R. Longhorn, Y. G.; It' Lowe, secretary; H. D. Younktnan.-. trensurer: T. O. Crosier, W. A. Morey, . C. F. Grimm, trustees; JP. H. Long;;, 'warden: F. A. Garvey, conductor: C. F. Grimm, Inner guard. 81. «7 ISSma» ' was appointed district deputy grated' 1 ! master. The following are the members of- the new lodge: C. K. Grimm. H. Dt TfOrnik man, Wm. Mohl, A. D. Hadley, j.rJBA'. Long. R. R. Lowe. T. O. CrosMbyVer, * ««"»P"™- H. O. Isamah. W. A. MOoryv ** ** '' " " — — F. E. Garvey. S. Newell. W. R. horn. L. J. Perkins, J. R. WudswoCBt». L. A. Hadley, J. O. Yasser. C. L. BsP- mos, C. H. Martin. W. D. Smith, E. Of. Wagner. Frank Newell. D. M. BWA.E.. C. Brownell, F. J. Fish. The lodge will meet next Frfdfcy • night at the Woodman hall to hear tiPre report of the trustees and*adopt by- laws. RESOLUTIONS BY ODD FELLOW» ■ Qrangsvills Lodge Honors Memory oE? Henry Wax. Grangevllle, April 20.—The I. O. Or:. F. lodge here passed the following r o —i ,utlorm the death of Henry War. : "Whereas, the great ruler of U»e - universe hns seen fit in his wise prov idence' to remove from our midst on esteemed friend and brother, Heart. Wax; and where as, his worthy acts of helpfulness In uplifting and up building in the community in whftSr>x he Ilved - «lid much toward inciting oth I er8 1,1 do Ikewtse, is seems right an£? fitting to record our appreciation «** hi" virtues; therefore, be it "Resolved, that his removal trocs« our midst has left a vacancy that wHR3 be keenly felt by those with wtioatn _ __ mission to the will of ourGod.Tn whoa: W e trust, and will always endeavw 1 to emulate the virtues of those whoa* he was associated during hLs (rffc- ainong us. "Fécond, the Mt. Idaho lodge. No# L, I. O. O. K., of which he was past gran*, has sustained the .loss of a faithfnbt brother, who In all the councils of Utae lodge room sought to promote the bes* interest« of our beloved order. "Third, that we bow in humble life with us is o'er. Fourth, that as a fraternal organi zation we unite in tendering our deep est heartfelt sympathy to the sadly be reaved ones of his family, and can corn mend them to the source of all trua comfort in their great sorrow, witt- ."Me assurance that He doeth alt th.i gr w-ll; who also hath said that ail thing? work together for good to 'hem tha?t love God. •Resolved, further, that our ct:\rcCr beb draped In mourning for thirty days anil the a copy ot these resolutions be spread upon oar records; that. * copy lie sent to the family of our late brother; that another Le sect *-«- t*e■■ Idaho Odd Fellow' and to the Le x/ostj I POPers and that our city papers ai So be requested to publish the same. "Committee: W. A. Hall. J. A. H*», I 8 °", J- T. Overman, Orangeville, , - April 15. 1905."