LEWISTÖN INTER-STATE NEWS
Lewiston Taller, Established 1876
Successor to The Lewiston Teller
LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1905.
Intsr-State News, Vol. 1» RA»- IE
Governor Chamberlain of Oregon
Says Freight Rates will be
Portland, April CO.—The Portland
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
"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,
while period of construction. Every
thing is being done on a substantial
' * '"' 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
CROP OUTLOOK GOOD
Big Harbest in Clearwater Valley Al
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
Fred and Keorge Shissler were In
the city this week with a band of horses
which will be placed on their stock
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.
day Evening—Services were
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
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
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.
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)
received its name from Noah
F. Kellogg, one of the locators of the
wonderful Bunker Hill & Sullivan mine
which after 20
ears of continuous ope-|
month paid tlie largest!
, , . , . . , . 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
■was the owner of the <
tiii-h figured in
"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
-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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
"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."
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
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.
COTTONWOOD MEET EN MASSE
People Considerably Worked Up Over
the Electric Line Prejoct.
April 20.—No st
led tt) make the
unlay night, the
be left unturi
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.
Lewiston Now l\as Two Lodfeob
in this Order-—Officers are:
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
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 !
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-
RESOLUTIONS BY ODD FELLOW»
Qrangsvills Lodge Honors Memory oE?
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-
"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
•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."
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