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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS
ttwiiton Teller, Established 1S76 Successor to The Lewiston Teller LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, MAY 2, IMS. Inter.Stata News, VaL 1, Nat. ' mountain gem to celilo FIRST TRIP WILL RE MADE Portland Anxious for River Service—Will Also Assist in Electric Line—Engineers Soon be Placed in Field jjews of a most encouraging nature comes from Portland with reference to the electric railway and boat line eject. During the past week Trustees E H. Libby. O/ A. KJos and R. C. Beach were in Portiand in consultation with the Portland Chamber of Com m erce and Open River officials with relation to the project and the matter was gone over fully. While the com mittee were in Portland the matter of placing an independent steamer on the Snake river to ply between Lewiston and Celilo was discussed and Mr. C. F. Allen, lessee of the steamer Mountain Gem. was communicated with and he wired assurances to the committee at Portland that he would be glad to carry the first cargo on the Mountain Gem from here to Celilo. The portage will be opened May 15 and Portland is anxious to have the service on the river begin at.once. The committee at Portland was assured of liberal sup port and further data will be forwarded to Portland after the meeting of the trustees which will be held in Lewiston on the 9th of this month. Mr. O. A. KJos has returned from Portland and Messrs Beach and Libby are expected back this evening. At the meeting of the people of Ilo last night there was a most enthusias ms gathering and before the close $10. 000 was subscribed for stock in the HORTICULTURALISTS ORGANIZE ( —:------ j Fruit Growers From All Sections Were ; Present. j - i was organized here yesterday, about 20 charter members. An inter esting m«etlng was held. Fruit grow ers from all parts of t the country .were present and mnch interest was shown. The officers elected are W. V. Win <ius of Pullman, president: E. H. Han ford. Oakesdale. first vice president: Colfax. Wash., Arpll 30.—The Whit- 4 J. man County Horticultural association with f Henry Rock. Diamond, second vice president: W. L. LaFollette. Wawawai. third vice president: F. X. English, Colfax, secretary and treasurer. It a was decided to hold three meetings annually. The next regular meeting will be held in Garfield In Sentember. The annual meeting will be held at Pullman In Januarv when the meeting of the state horticultural inspectors is in session. The snrlng meeting will j be held In Colfax in April of each fevfiut „na the three men nominat tjiàt position. X R. Holt, of year. Tt is Intended that tb« organ ization «hall market and care for fruit, as well as grow' it. Everv farmer and frui'e-owsr in the countv w>*n is in terested in frrowin«- fruit, no matter on how small a «c"ie. I« entitled to memher'bio bv navine 91 nnn',-1 d'*e« to the secret" r„ treas"re- or an,- o'he officer ftt *He -csociation nnfi all fl-e orred to loin and work In *»am-nm With the arrrvoinMon to CW"'»» V.p ♦ ♦ O— results In growing fruit and better .market, for.lt. Thl. association m-'«t Tin comnllance with the state law. nom -taste throe candidates for co—tr * »♦ inaner* nr end this was done ,*e«ter day. The county commissioner« shall S nnir to PnThn.fi , j t. Woodv. of Farmington, Present fr**it Ifisneeto-. end L» L. Good win a nn<d',*te and instructor ltl the Washington state eollewe. were nomi nated for ronntv in«neetnr at ,-e«ter dav'« mention The. farm land« ow-ned hv Pointer A Fons, one of whom died l««t venr, were sold at public auction hv the ad ministrator G TT. tfimsr vnsterdov afternoon. There are 7?« acre« I" the trs-t whfeh lies -noth nf Lee'« siding. Frank D. Garrett bought the entire for 895.50 per acre, which Is an «dkpqce rf 84.50 oer acre over the "»Ire asl.re «n- the tract l"«* sn-in«. n r„w, - n-netlr" "v made hr Pointer A Rons to Mr. Ge— *»t. Gw ine to the fact that there ne— —'nor hei-, is heeeme neee«am for the t«*ote *» >-« administered. ~nd the «e'e ve« terdm „-as the rss'llt. X**. Garrett Immediately sold the tract for $3# per ae-e mitklng a rwoft o« 50 eon»« "er ft ere. or 8800. In a few- inlsnif®. h*,t the name of the purchase« —ef Yearned. These wr. -ctive n ! a — for the land, and the "rice fo- w»>|e*» It ■"M 1« considered his* »* the land I« °Y>> ypartUHtv improved and Me« hack f »°m the railroad and wagon road. Tt ■nod grain land, hor On# third proposed line. J. J. Wood, of that city, was named as the chairman of the meeting and announced that he would appoint committees to further solicit the country and that everv fa ™ pr w»« try and that every farmer was expected to subscribe llberallv. The excellent spirit manifested in all the meetings held throughout the res ervation is bringing forth many words of praise. *The people are determined to build the electric line and each com munity is in Itself doing noble work to accomplish the object. The $110, 000 mark has been passed in Lewis ton and reports from other points are to the effect that the subscription lists have been increased handsomely since the original amounts were announced. It Is now certain that over $ 400,000 has been pledged for the project and little work remains to be done in the line of securing subscriptions. The trus tees, however, urge that not one per son should fail to subscribe for stock in the road as the community must be bound together to make the road a success after it has been completed. The .meeting of the trustees of the project next Tuesday promises to be one of importance and many matters will be considered. It is understood that the question of placing engineers in the field will be settled and that the applications of many persons who desire to finance the road will he con sidered of the growing crop goes with the land. Lippitt Bros., pioneer merchants of Colfax, have awarded the contract for erecting their new brick block on the corner of Main and Spring streets to J. R. Good Co. of Colfax. &for $23,475. This firm has a large planing mill arid f "' 1 fio ,, ioment of woodworking ma chinery in Colfax and have the second largest payroll In town. The new tmetnre Is to he one of the finest store buildings in Colfax. It will be two stories high, with basement under the entire building. It will have a frontage of 100 feet on Main and 90 feet on Spring street. Lippitt Bros.' general merchandise store will occupy the north 75 feet of the lower floor and the south 25 feet will be fitted tip for a storeroon for rent. The firm will have a large carpet room on the second floor and the remainder of that floor will be fitted un for office rooms and suites. The two street fronts will he of steel, plate glass and pressed brick, j The lower floor ceiling will he IS feet j high and the nnper ceiling will be 11 | feet high. Work will begin on the ex- 1 cnvatlon w ithin a few day«, and the contractors are today making out a bill for the material, which will be ordered tomorrow. It is the intention fall. to have the building completed before HONORS MISS AURELIA HENRY Collegiate Alumnaa Awarded European Scholarship. Moscow. Idaho. May 1.—Miss Aurelia j Henry, who held the chair of English | at the University of Idaho udring 1899 ! and 1900. vmd who the following year 1 took the degree of doctor of philosophy at Yale University, since which time she has occupied the chair of English at the Lewiston state normal, has been ] awarded the European scholarship the Association of Collegiate Alumnae.: Thle association is a national organ!- j aatlo- of woman graduates from recog- j nlzed colleges. It has branches In 29 membership of ' different cities and over 3.00«. It suports this scholarship with th S aim of promoting advanced study by college women who give promise of distinction through origi nal gifts, previous training, energy, power of endurance and health. The bestowal of the scholarship is N.se don evidence of the candidate's ability and of her promise of success In her chosen line of study. Women who fire looking forward to positions as professors and teachers, or to literary or scientific vocations are chosen for the scholarship. Recently Miss Henry Is "»id to have attained much distinction in a trans lation of Dante s "De Omarcla." She Is planning to spend the time allotted her by this scholarship in traveling and the study of literature In Europe. mim Henry recently visited the uni versity here and also the family of Judge J. H. Forney. NEWS FROM ASOTIN CITY Interesting Items Glesned from Sentinel, of that City. Aa0tln and Lewl9ton - Thpy w »> a,so Asotin, May 1.—Tha Sentinel says: Word has been received from the bridge builders at Seattle, that the steel and all material for Asotin's stsel bridge acros Asotin creek, at the head of Second street, was shipped on Tues day morning. Barring any unneces sary delay, while in transit, the same should reach Asotin during the early part of the week. Very little time will belost after the material is on the ground, for the builders are under con tract to have the same completed by a specified date In May. Charles Bucholz and Harry Tale have entered Into a copartnership jn the freight stage and draylng musiness. Beginning with Monday two freight stages will be put on the run between deal in ice, coal and wood. And peo ple from the Blue Mountain countfy hauling wood to Asotin can always find a cash market with them. Charles McGuire, from Spokane, has been spending the past week or ten days in Asotin and Anatone. He at tended the annual meeting of the Cop per Mountain Mining company, and while in Anatone he purchased a car load of horses, which he took back with with him to Spokane. Rev. Barbee, who has been pastor of the Asotin, and Clarkston Baptist churches for more than a year past, handed in his resignation to the Aso tin church last Saturday. Rev. Bar bee had labored in California for many yeark prior to his coming to Asotin county and while he likes this part of the country very much, still California seems to have a greater fascination for himself and wife. We understand, Mr. and Mrs. Barbee will start, over land. about the middle of May, for California, where they will again take up residence. Mrs. Merchant, the county school superintendent, officially visited the WILL IRRIGATE ITS LANDS Trust company south of the city and a]onst the snake river near Tammany, T he company owns about 5.000 acres of choice lands in that .vicinity which is sem ). a rid in nature and when watered , w m bloom Into beautiful orchard tracts \ an< j „„burban homes, , j^j r . Hurlbut was rather reticent con Commercial Trust Company Mate inf Plans. Announcement Made by Mr. Hurlbut W. P. Hurlbut. president of the Com mercial Trust company, who has re turned home from a trip to New York covering a great part of a year hns made the announcement that he and his associates will almost immediately proceed with their plans t«|place water on the lands owned by the Commercial j t . ern i nK the future plans of the com pany with relation to the many im provements that he has in store for this community. He states that he ex pects to return east very soon to com plete some unfinished business but that he expects to return shortly thereafter when announcements will be made. The Commercial Trust company own j va)uaWe WBter rl(fht( , and a large tract | ^ j an( j u,e Waha country besides ! considerable realty holdings near the 1 ' -* city. The building of an irrigation canal to water these lands is one of the possibilities, by the company, and It is expected that Mg. Hurlbut will make his plana known as soorT as they have ] ^n f„|iy perfected., of;-- LCW |g TON gkNKS GET MONEY j * - - —— j $25,000 »täte Fund« Allotted to Thia City .. ' Boise. May 1.—The state hoard of deposits has apportioned $165.000 among Idaho banks at 2 1-2 per cent interest, which will bring the state *4,950 annually. The north Idaho banks a»# aa foltofc^: Lewiston—First NStionnl $10.000: Lewiston National 110.000: Idaho Trust Co.. $5,000. v Orangeville—Bank of Camas Prairie. $5.000: First National Bank. $5.000: Savings and Truat $5.000. Moscow—State Hank $10.000. Genesee—Exchange Bank $5.000. Nezperce—First National $5.000. Farmers State bank $5.000. Coeur d'Alene—First National. $5. 000 . Wallace—Bank of Commerce. $10. Twetve north Idaho banks are ap portioned *80.000 and ten in south Ida ho 8*6.000. schools in the Lake and Cloverland dis tricts Tuesday. Mrs. Thompson accom panied her on this trip. Miss Blanch Brooks, of the Ilo coun try. arrived In Asotin Wednesday on a few days' visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Forgey, and other relatives and friends. George Garrison, from Vineland, spent a few hours in Astoin Tuesday morning, and then went on to Theon to remain a few days and see how things were getting on at the ranch. Ben Ayres last Saturday purchased a fine large three seated hack, and Im mediately Installed the same on hia pasenger stage running between Aso tin and Lewiston. TRIP TO PORTLAND Most Popular Young Lady to Go to tho Portland Exposition. The Keith Stock company announce that with'each 20 and 80 cent ticket sold to witness the performances at the Binnard opera house Wednesday, and Friday nights, that it will count as one vote for the most popular young lady in Lewiston named in the contest for a four days trip to the Portland fair and all expenses paid. Already it is announced that a number of names have been submitted and the contest is likely to become spirited. The voting will close July, 1. Further particulars relative to the contest Is announced from the stage by Mr. Lau rence at each performance. This week the company is produc ing "My Wife" a comedy which keeps the audience in laughter from begin ning to end. Following this production the company will put on the "Girl from Tennessee.'' The popularity of tlw Kléth company is becoming manifest with each succeeding play and the com pany is receiving a well merited pat ronage. SAW MILL ON THE LOLO A Nezperce Man has Purchased Plant which will be Erect ed Immediately Nezperce, May 1,—Z. A. Johnson has purchased a No. 3 double RuRsell saw mill and the same will be shipped im mediately to Greer from Portland and will be erected at a point near ■ the Loin water power dam. The news was given out by Mr. Johnson la«t night I I I and is the culmination of a deal that, began several months ago when Mr. | Johnson and associates secured an op tion on a large body of timber lands near the Lolo. It is understood that the deal was closed for the purchase of these lands last Saturday and Mr. Johnson placed the order for his mill then. The mill will have a capacity of from 40.000 to 50.000 feet of lumber per day and power to rtin the plant will be furnished by the Lolo power plant. The rains here for the past few days hase been of immense benefit to the crops and the farmers are happy over j the outlook for a bountiful harvest this I fall. There is now nothing that can Injure the prospects unies It should end In a dry spell next month when the crop might be lessened. The well drilling outfit, which has been idle here for the past week, was started up again today. The delay was occasioned by the fact that it be came necessary to ijse casing in mak ing progress and some was ordered shipped in which has just arrived. They are down about 200 feet on the well and have a flow of 15 gallons per minute. The drilling will continue un til such time rfs a large flow is en countered. j After hanging from the celling of his shack for three or four months the body of John Muir was discovered Bunday In a mummified condition by the town marshal, John Eaton. There was scarcely 40 pounds of the 180 lb man left. It was a clear case of sui cide and no Inquest will be held. That the discovery was not made earlier is due to the fact that Muir was a painter and was accustomed to leaving home for long periods when he found work in distant towns, and as all the blinds of the shack were drawn there was no way for a vasserby to see the interior. Even the odor was unno ticeable from the outside of the shack though In the little room It was some thing awful. Sunday monrlng Rev. Mr. Leev es, the Presbyterian minister here, received a letter from Muir's father at Grand Fork*. B. C.. asking about his sen and saying that he had not MILLS WILL RE ESTARIISHED SO SAYS MR. WEYERHAEUSER Makes Authorative Statement while in City, would be Necessary to Dam Clearwater River and Construct Power Plant It Frederick Weyerhaeuser, sr., head of the greatest lumber syndicate in the United States, whp was In the city last week, in company with his two sons, has made the direct announce ment that his company will build saw mills and make other improvements In Lewiston and vicinity Just aa soon as they possibly can. Mr. Weyerhaeuser was seen by the News reporter at the Bollinger Saturday night and had a few minutes conversation with him. When asked for direct information relative to the plans of the company in the Lewiston county, he said: "Tea, we will build mills here just as soon aa we possibly can but the date of the beginning of the operations we are not yet ready to say. We have great faith in Lewiston and owing to our heavy holdings In the Clearwater tim ber belt we will be compelled to erect large sawmills here soon. Before be ginning operations however. It will be v necessary to secure some legislation or permits to construct a dam across the Clearwater river for the purpose of making a back water to hold our logs as well as the logs of Others. We have been Investigating the feasibility of 'this plan and we are satisfied that It is practicable. In putting In a dam of this nature It will require the ex penditure of perhaps $500,000 or more and we shquld not wish to spend this sum without first having everything satisfactory to us as well as the peo> pie. In addition to the dam our mills will not be small ones but will be of lodge will take çhnrge of the remains. People here are unable to suggest a cause for suicide. Muir was not known to have any bad habits, nor ill for tune. He had $42.15 on his person when found. I The electric railway committee Is I still hard 1,1 work In this vicinity and I the stock subscriptions are coming in * The people of this section | are greatly interested in the pro gress that Is being made throughout the country relative to the project and any news concerning It Is eagerly de voured. Marshal Eaton, of this place, left today with John Adair, wanted In Whitman county, Washington, on a charge of horse stealing, for Lewis ton. where he will turn his prisoner over to the sheriff. Adair has been at large for several months and Is also wanted in Latah county on a similar charge. He Is also said to have stolen 'the horse he was riding from a man in the Haltnon river country. been heard from for some time. The letter was turned over to the marshal ! who went to the shack, which is about a quarter of n mile from the center of town, broke In. Muir was 33 years old, nnd had lived here since 1902. He wns a member of the Odd Fellows' lodge j at Ilo and was In good standing. The CORN HUSK» AND GRASSES Ussd by Mrs. Waaals in Making Picture for Portland Fair. Kendrick. Idaho, May 1.—One of the prettiest and most unique displays which will be seen at the Lewis and Clark fair this summer is the artistic work of Mrs. M. J. Wessels, of this city. Mrs. Wessels has made a life size picture of Sacajawea, the Indian woman who guided Lewis and Clark across the Bitter Root mountains; ano ther of a chief of 1805, and a third of a chief of today, the tatter being Gov ernor Gooding. The pictures are all made out of corn husks and various kinds of cereals, and are remarkably good likenesees. Commissioner Wessels returned yes terday from the fair to arrange for the shipment of a car of displays fropi Ifi-wlston. Kendrick and Moscow dur ing this week. This car will contain some of the educational displays but will be mostly made up of displays for the agricultural department. "Our exposition hall is finished." said Mr. Weasels, "and we have moved «he displays in. The mining display will be located to the right of the main en trance. The educational display will be on the left on the main entranoe, while the ladies' art nnd fancy work will adjoin the educational exhibit. The agricultural exhibit will be opposite the entrance and will occupy one third of the entire hall. Horticultural displays wlU be found In the center of the hall. sufficient capacity to employ a g reat number of men. In all the expenditure for sawmill plants will reach another half a million and perhaps more. By placing a dam across the Clearwater we will be able to build an lmmenss water power plant and the power will be distributed out to other manufac turing enterprises that will ooms Ur here at the time we begin operations.. Of couree you we urn steam ter our plants altogether, which Is owing bo th e fact that we have plenty of wood and sawdust to burn, thus lessening the cost of operation." Mr. Weyerhaeuser confirmed the re port that the company would possibly establish a paper mill here aa weir as a saw mill. He said that they would' put In a complete works, box factory, planing mills and everything that goer In connection with the lumber busi ness. Mr. Weyerhaeuser States that the amount of money spent In Mis handling of the timber output at Lew iston was very slight In comparison to the amount spent In geatlng It out. He states that three-fifths of tho money would he required In* getting out the logs, building roll lines and' making other Improvements along the upper Clearwater river points, Mr. Weyerhaeuser atatea that he Is much' pleased with Lewiston and predicts a bright future for the city. While here he was the guest of L. A. Porter, at* a dinner as was also hia two sons. John* and Fred, jr. They have returned to* the Northern country. * p owar sn d -Light Plans for land also various other exhibit*. . ! , "1 have returned to ship a car- of fils plays, while another car la an route* from the southern* part of the ■tat*.' \ "The fair la nearer completed tlfani any fair I ever attended, and the man* a gement will be ready for the opeicglgg day. 'T believe that Tfinho, Washington* and New York hove the best building" sites on the ground and as for Idaho«* building, it Is a beautiful structure. People are already offering to buy It after the fair is over." ALL DAY AND Nieter SERVICE^ MoseoX. Moscow. Idaho. May 1.—"This place Is to be favored with an ail day and night electric light nnd power servtco hy the Moscow Light A Power com pany," said Vice President E. B. Al drich, who recently returned from two - months spent In 'California. "Tho • power Is to be generated at Asotin. Washington, by the I^wlaton Water - Power company, with whom we have > contracted for all our power uaed this side of Snake river, nnd It will be - brought Into this nlace over the high tension line that we completed to Mos om last winter. The plant at Asotin Is completed and the current will be turned on this t morning, and a crew of men wll) ho started out along the tine to see that everything gets into perfect order **" soon as possible, ^be plant la new and there may be some friction, but Just as soon as the niant and tine »re adjusted properly the Juice will b» ready for use. in the meantime w* will keep the local plant running her» far a month in order to be ready t* switch In a current In case of a br e a k down. Borne time this week electric power in any quantity dealred will b» ready for use In Moscow both day angf night." * - • j RUDOLPH BOLLINGER IS DEAD' Early Rosidont of Columbia County-» War Veteran. Dayton, Wash., *^ay 1.—Rudolph Bollinger, an old time and respected citizen of Columbia county, died yes terday morning at his home four mile» south of Dayton, at the age of 78 yearn. The funeral was held from the United? Brethren church thia afternoon. Res . 1. H. Wilson officiated. The deceased was a native of Swit zerland. coming to the United 8t*tW> at the age of 26 years and serving through the civil war in the Fourth* Minnesota regiment. For the last 2fc years he has been engaged In fkrmlhgr In Columbia county and has bullt K comfortable borne and amassed consid erable property. He leaven a wife and six children.