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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS
Successor to The Lewiston T eller—Twice-s-Week »i*ton S T Intar-State Nev e, Vol. 1 f Nt LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1906. Teller, Eetabliehed 1876 iglOlINCEMEflT IS EXPECTED l'ripof C. M. Levey to St. Paul Be (jjved to be in Connection with Probable Construction John p Vollmer »as in Spokane Fil lin' conference with a M. Levy, as ,,nt to the president of the North « Pacific, w ho has returned from St. ^ where he was in conference with •Rident Howard Elliott. Mr. Voll haf returned home but refuses ""ss the Object of his trip to Spo It would appear that Mr. Levey Paul conferring with lane. a a ms been in St other officials relative to railroad con struction in the northwest. It will be remembered that the Northern Pacific through Mr. Vollmer a short time ago -tve out the information that the com pany would begin construction some time this year. The Portland Evening Telegram, commenting on Mr. Levy's trip to St. Paul, says: "To those interested in the railroad situation hi the northwest, the pres ence of Charles M. Levy, assistant to the president of the Northern Pacific at St. Paul, this week, is regarded as highly significant. He is conferring with President Howard Elliott, of the Northern Pacific, and the visit is taken to mean that railroad matters in the territory tributary to Portland are be ing discussed. Projected improvements to the Northern Pacific system throughout this territory are believed to form the topics under discussion, and it is thought that before long the announce ments will be made of the company's policy in regard to railroad building about Portland. The presence of two crews of sur veyors who are working in the interest of the Northern Paeific at Linoton and Vancouver, lends color to the ex pected developments about Portland. Engineers have been making estimates and surveying routes for a bridge across the Willamette and Columbia rivers, reaching the Oregon shore hv way of the Peninsula, t and entering Portland by the present West Side track. Since the decision was announc ed to establish the Weyerhaeuser mill at St. Johns, it is believed that the Northern Pacific has been planning a way to handle the resulting traffic. Since heavy tolls imposed by the O. R. & N.. the owner of the steel bridge, make hauling across that structure un profitable. another bridge must be put in by the Northern Pacific. "When the surveyors sent out by the Northern Pacific concluded their work about Pendleton and in Northern Ida ho, no definite conclusion was reached as to what the company would do in that territory, and these matters will also probably be settled at the meeting this week In St. Paul. Although far removed from Portland, this subject, too, is one of great interest to this city. "Railroad men allege that the session at the head offices of the company now being held means much to this coast, and Portland particularly, and are waiting anxiously for any announce ments as a result of the conference now going on. --I WISWELL WINS VALUABLE LAND j __ ! Long Contest Decided Against Edward] : Weisgerber The local land office has received a decision from the secretary of the In terior in the land contest case of Ed vard c. Weisgerber against Edward R. Wiswell by which Mr. Wiswell wins ® ut and acquires a valuable quarter •ection of land near Avon. Roth parties to the fight are promi nent In this vicinity, and the case has one of the hardest fought con been *8sts that have taken place In Lewis t,on - Mr. Weisgerber is a brother of! 0>rls Weisgerber. one of Lewiston's wealthy citizens. Mr. Wiswell was formerly deputy clerk of the court at Moscow. In 1893 H. A. Smith made a home-I Read entry on the land, but after his •even years time had expired failed to nrovp up an<1 , n j u | y , 902 wiswell went to the claim, did some work and Wed a contest against Smith, calling 'he attention of the land office officials 0 the * act that Smith'R seven years expired. He lost the contest he •ause he di( j not Mt forth the fact that Smith was not an officer in the Span-, l*h war. ■e!L?* 0 * mber ' 19 ° 2 ' Smi,h •^ond contest. giving his notice by giving his notice by Publication and posting one on the d 0 *"" of the old cabin. He also slept m fabln, which was then thought ** upon the land, but which was not. " April, ms. be again visited the claim, and again laid out a site for a| new cabin, and in that same month got a decision in the second contest in j his favor. In May Weisgerber offered i timber and stone tiling on the land, j but it was rejected because of Wis- , well's prior right of 30 days had not j expired. On May 26 Wiswell filed aj homestead on the land and Weisgerber appealed from the rejection of his fil ing. but failed to give notice to Wis- i well of the appeal. Wiswell completed j a new cabin in November, 1903, and did further work around the place and : did not learn of Weisgerber's appeal 1 till November 15. when he was inform- ; ed that the commissioner had cancel- | led his entry and sustained Weisger ber. Wiswell intervened and the commis- I sloner set aside the decision sending | the case back to the local land office for the taking of testimony. The trial lasted nearly a week, and the register, J. R. West, decided in favor of Wis well, that he had shown bonafide in tent to settle on the land, but the re ceiver decided for Weisgerber. Roth sides appealed and the commissioner decided for 'Wiswell. Weisgerber ap pealed to the secretary of the interior and again a decision has ben received for 'Wiswell. LEWISTON WANTS JUDGMENT City Sues S. G. Isaman Judgment on McLean to Suit has been started in the district court by the city of Lewiston against S. G. Isamnn for $17,944.20, the amount the city has paid out in judgment and costs as a result of the damage suit of James A. McLean and wife of Spo kane. The original verdict in the Mc Lean case was $12.000, but with costs and interest the total is brought up to the figures named. The litigation has many points of peculiar interest not only to Lewis ton. but to other municipalities. On February 13, 1900, Mrs. Miriam W. Mr Lean fell through a coal hole on Main street in front of the Grand Hotel. Re- j cause the wooden doors over the hole | were defective and because of lhe se- l rions nature of Mrs. McLean's injuries' she sued the city for $40.000 and re ceived a verdict for $12.000. which was! sustained by the supreme court. The city paid the judgment by glv- 1 ing warrants and only last week held i a special election to vote upon thej question of creating a bond issue to retire these warrants. Had It not been | for this heavy judgment the bond issue! w ould probably have been unnecessary i and election costs would have been I saved. For some time Attorney I. N. Smith j has advised the city thatt he believed the city had a good case against S. G. Isaman. the owner of the property in 1 front of which the accident occurred, and he has been especially employed to conduct the case. The complaint , sets forth that the coal hole was a nui sance: that it was put in the sidewalk by the defendant and was for the sole use of the defendant: that the doors ! had improper support and were with out the knowledge of the city. Because of these facts Mr. Smith believes the city can recover the full amount from Mr. Isaman. The ques tion in law Is known as the contribu tion of persons jointly liable for tort, and it is believed to be the first time It has ever been brought up in Idaho and perhaps in the northwest. j Coming by Thousands. Foreign immigration this year bids j fair to break all records. It was very ! large during 1904. the total new comers ft"" 1 '" rei * n ,an(,s havln * hpen S0S ' 9 " : The number this year will certainly he ! enormously greater. The number of' arrivals in February was 67.116 against 33.967 for the same month of last year, or exactly double. The special significance of this in pouring from Europe relates to the prosperous condition of Industry of this country. Europen Immigration Vesponds with singular promptitude to the varying conditions of our indus try. Prosperity stimulates it, while the number of new comers shrinks dur '"K a period of hard times, which for | a large portion of wage earners means a period of low wages. The bulk of the! i immigration now a days as for a long j time are chiefly wage-earners. The volume of immigration cannot; j be due to special Industrial stress or to any other extraordinary cause In Eur j ope. as sometimes occurs. It is ex j plainable only on the fact of the solid j and ver: country. 1 I Hits Most of Us. Experience—the name we give our failure prosperity of the __ !°np* ,^:r"ssessed The oldest inhabitant still possessed a little wit. "Have you lived In the village long?" asked the stranger within the gates. "Naw" answered the aged man. '•only senne I wuz born." IMPORTANT MEETING TODAY OF ELECTRIC UNE DIRECTORS The Money Raised Insures Construction and the Board will Discuss Important Ways and Means of Future Proceedure The board of directors of the pro posed electric line were summoned by' .special call to meet in this city today to transact important business in con nection with the financing of the prop osition and ways and means for future preceedure. The subscription has j reached such a point that It is now i an assured fact that the required | amount of support will be secured and! that the directors are now in a posi-jable tion to take up the question of dealing with the problems of construction. j The present movement is an inde , pendent movement and in no way is connected with the project that Colo nel Spofford is Reeking to finance but the two proposition are obviously so elosel yallied In their objects and aims that the question of acquiring Colonel Spofford's Interests will be taken up at this meeting. There is a strong feel ing that the acquisition of the Lewis ton & Southeastern would be an ad SNAKE RIVER HOLDS ITS VICTIM Body of Young Van Arsdol Drownod Sunday Afternoon Not Recovered Clarkston, May 9—The body of young Van Arsdol has not yet been recovered though a strong search party has been employed since Sunday in attempting to get it to the surface. The body lies in a deep pool where there Is a strong eddy, and while it has' been grappled and brought to the surface three times each time it has been lost and car ried back into the deep water. Young Van Arsdol and half a dozen companions were fishing and bathing In the slough that lies below «'larks*' ton Sunday afternoon when the fatality occurred. The slough is formed by a sand bar which makes two small is lands and the rising river has cut a channel . between them. The water pouring through this makes a big eddy . and has created a deep hole. The boys | went over to (he lower island and Drexel started to wade to the upper is land when the rapid current took him off his feet and carried him into the „ I eddy where be never emerged. The smaller hoys carried the news to Clarkston and a rescue party was ( at once formed and has been ever since, endeavoring to recover the body. | The deceased was the son of Mr. ! and Mrs. C. C. Van Arsdol. of Clarks! ton. The parents are well known in ! section having been among the! Arsdol is at present in Edmonton, R. C.. ! this section having been among flrst faml]ies SPttle here . Mr . Van -n----i. -- Abstract Sheet. , , j where as an engineer he has charge of construction work on the Grank Trunk Pacific. Nez Perce county. May 6, 1905. Re-| ported by the Commercial Trust Co. , ,, v . . T pwlston eitj of Lewiston. Linn Parkins to Ulysses G. Paine; east half of northwest quarter of sec ! tlon 21-34-2 west. Consideration $1200.! The German Trust company to Har ry W. Hibbard: lot 4 and south Half of lot 3. block 12. university addition $450. ; Algeron S. Work to Elmer R. Lenz: southwest quarter of southwest quar ter of section 11-33-2 west. Considéra tlon $500. Alexander E. Houston to Benjamin F. Wheeler: northwest quarter of Rec tlon 11, north half of northeast quarter: and northeast quarter northwest quar ter of section 10-35-5 west. Consider ation $7,560. Nellie M. Leeper to Charles Francis Adams: part of lot 2. block 29 and part of lot 3. block 29. Consideration $1. Elijah N. Keeney to W. K. Stoddard: southeast quarter fo section 22, town-1 ship 36 2 west. Daniel O'Malley to C. T. Flynn; lotsi 23 and :M. block 16. town of Morrow. Consideration $220. PATENTS. U. S. to Linn Perkin's: east half ofj ! northwest quarter of section 21-34-2' ! west, May 8. Albert Soards to George A. Day: lots 7. 8, 9. 10. 23, 24. 23, 26. section 30. township 33 north range 2 west. Con sideration $900. David N. McDonald to Benjamin F. Consideration Long, lot 17. Fairvlew addition to city ( ^ ^ ^ ^_____ of Lewiston. Consideration, 1800. William H. Skinner to John H. Irvine ! part of lot C. block D. Central addition I to city of Lewiston. Consideration $50. I Thomas McGahn to John H. Irvine: vantageous thing to accomplish at this time because of the fact that this would facilitate the actual construction of the road. The Lewiston & Southeast ern surveys have all been made and rights of way secured. The englneer Ing problems have all been worked out and water rights acquired for power purposes. It seems probable that the directors and Colonel Spofford will be to reach a satisfactory adjust ment of mutual interests and unite the two projects. If, however, this can not be done, the new movement has acquired such momentum that con struction over an Independent line Is assured. The meeting was called for 10:30 this morning but the accident on the Clear water train has delayed the arrival of the directors from Orangeville and other points of the Interior country and nothing of Importance will be done till the adjourned meeting this evening. lot 3. block 3, Poe's tract, city of Lew iston. Consideration $1.90. Julia A. Martin to Charles B. Wat kins;. southeast quarter of southwest quarter of section 21. township 38, north range 2 west. Consideration $ 1 . 200 . the In ona The for der ^ soa United to Albert Soards: lots the Edward Blgley to John Bigley; lnnd ! in Nez Perce county. Consideration j j up PATENTS I ' er section -7 I ( | ! ! I he States to Henrv Canfield: j 5. 6. seetion 7. township 36. 1 7. 8. 9, 10. 23, 24. 25. 26 Section 30. town ship 3^. north range 2 west. United States to Thomas F. Dykes; northeast quarter of northwest quarter north half of northeast quarter and southe ast quarter of northeast quar ter of section 7. township 36. north, range 1 weRt. United States to Lorenza R. Snyder: southeast quarter of northeast quar northwest quarter of southeast quar ter and north half of southwest quar townshlp 36, range 3 east FINAL RECEIPTS. United lots 3. 4, rrange 2 east. Consideration 84.76. ! Greer Newt. (From Orofino Optimisa.) George Randall went to Dublin Thursday. M. R. Erb made a trip to Spokane the first of the week. Miss Nina Mitchell, of Lewiston, has few days. been visiting here j two cars of hogs from this point Wed : nesday. Miss Peterson closed a successful Miss Maud Goldsberry has a school: I near Nezperce. where she Is teaching.! I Z. A. Johnson, of Nezperce. shipped! ternl of pl *Yit months school last l-rl j dn V and departed for Moscow Mon- | | da Y* ' I N5 ord was received here Sunday of, " le death of William Dahl of Pierce, | Mr. U"* 1 * Yiad been slek a long time, j j We know n * » 'ellpw «-ho sent to ] | ! j ; ! | j j : ! J ofj F. Nebraska for fruit trees. They were I on road so long some were in bloom j when they reached here. Charlie Ewing, accompanied by his witnesses, spent Monday and Tuesday In Lewiston. Charlie was granted a di vorce from his wife. Herb Chalker went to Lewiston Mon day to apply for an amendment to his filing. He took Frank Martin and Frank Wanamaker along for witnesses. ! ___ ' NEW MILL AT THUNDER Number of Interesting Items from Elk City's Newspaper. The Elk City Mining News says: George Pack and Dave Patterson lo cated a quartz claim on American river heat. Natwlck and Bullock moved their saw mill out to the Champion this week, preparatory to filling their con tract for cutting 150,000 feet of lum ber for the Thunder Mountain Gold company for their new mill building. AI. Chase, of Stltes. who has the con tract for the delivery of the machinery, is rushing it in In the most satisfac tory manner. Jack Anderson and Herman Brown located a remarkably rich ledge of free gold ore recently, near the Buffalo Hill placers, the ledge In fact being cut by recently w hich appears to run extreme- ; ly high in silver. The rook blisters with silver when subjected to strong the tail race. The fact of the vein's existence has been known for several years, but no attempt has been made heretofore to locate It, owing to the backward condition of the quartz min ing industry. With Its revival, how ever, nothing of known value Is left un located. Leslie Beloe, Frank Thornton and George Bradford are the lucky owners of a group of claims which promise to size up with any In the district. They are 'ocated on a dyke about two miles from town on the trail to the mouth of Crooked river. The ore is the same In all respects as that of the other dykes In the distriot. The aver age assay value is $2.70. There are spots which will exceed this many times, which, in fact show the nayve gold. Two tunnels are being run on the property at the present time. M. Hecht, of New York City, came In on Wednesday's state on a brief tour of inspection. Mr. Hecht is a heavy stockholder In the Imperial Cor ona G. M. Co., which owns a group of promising prospects in this district. The particular object of his trip at this time was to verify the favorable re port sent In to headquarters by the manager regarding the development which has been carried on on a small scale for several months. He expresses himself as being well pleased with the progress made, as well as with the appearance of the property, and gives great credit to Manager Matt Lundin for the good work done. Mr. Hecht holds the position of as sistant superintendent of buildings un der the municipal government of New York City. He was accompanied from Lewiston by his brother In law, Otto Grube. Both returned outside on Thursday's stage. Corrseting a Mianomar. Tom Beall says the proper name for the Clearwater tributary Is Fort's ! creek. "I see the newspapers and others j calling this branch of the Clearwater j up here Ford's creek," said Tom Beall I yesterday, "and I want to correct the misnomer. The i«an who started the ferry at that point on the river in 1862 was Jim Fort. 1 knew his well, j I was sunning a ferry at Greer when ! he came here and I established my I ferry in 1861. My memory on these ! early facts is quite clear and I do not want to see errors creep into the his toric names of this section." Tom Beall Is the oldest pioneer in Idaho. He came to this section In J8. r i8 before there was au Idaho, the terri tory at that time being a purl of the Oregon territory. Mr. Beall ran the first boats on the Snake river when In I860 he with an Indian crew brought j up ,wo «"'eminent bateaux loaded 1 wl,h sl * ton " p « f h of "«PI'»«* 'he Lapwal Indian agency at Lapwal. That fall Captain Pierce discovered the fa mous placer diggings and the next spring the rush began and Lewiston was founded. Mr. Beall was on the first steamer j that made the trip up (he Snake, the stenmer < ol. Wright, with Len White as captain and Eph. Baughman ns mate, was sent in 1862 to come hr far | as they could up the river with sup-j n |i e - nnH ..... ,, ,,, n*Mi Hiar* ji town as rt supply no i n * # or nj » u . Th*» pomi ror the new mines. The steamer on Its first trip reached the Rig Eddy ! nd having broken a capstan In trying j to pass that point they unloaded the "argo at the mouth of Bed Rock creek, j At , hp second trip the boat landed its cargo at the mouth of the Clearwater : and here the town was started. It re ,.eived n, historic name from Vic Trlv pt, one of the pioneer merchants of the nPW tent ,.|tv. -------- Sugaree Candy Parlors Opened. The "Sugaree" candy and Ice cream parlors were formally opened to the public last Saturday night and the re ception given the new resort Is as surance that It will spring at once Into popular favor. The rooms In the Raymond annex have been tastefully decorated and elegantly furnished for! ' h * comfort of the trade. The stock ] supplied from their own factory copi- ; prises nil the creams, sodas and choice ; confections to be found In a large city. The firm will supply not only the re tail trade hut will he In the field to sup ply the wholesale trade of this dis trict. The proprietors. Messrs. Porter A Olbhs, have established a factory and Tommy Murphy, of the Apollo A. C.. of New York, are to clash In the main event at the National Athletic club' show tomorrow night. These two are re garded ns among the top notch featherweights of thhe country and the result of their meeting Is awaited with miirli Interest in sporting circles. Sixth street where under the direction of Mr. Gibbs choice candies and con factions will be made for the trade. Mr. Porter will have direct charge of the retail trade where his popularity has a 1 redv won him great favor. McGovern and Murphy Again. Philadelphia. Pa.. May 9.—Hughey McGovern, the Brooklyn featherweight.] ASOTIN DONDS DDE SOU Chicago Firm puts up Money to Build Bridge—Other Asotin News j ! I ! There' ____tin, May 8.—The Sentinel say«: The city council met Monday evenlnr to consider the bids offered for tha purchase of the $4,000 bridge bond«. The bid of S. A. Keane, of Chicago, wur accepted. The bid of this buyer offer«! $4,004 for the bonds, at 5 per cent per annum, the city to deliver the bonde to Chicago. The Lewiston high school senior» will visit Asotin on Saturday evening. May 20, and produce at Fryxell's opera house Goldsmith's comedy "She Stoop» to Conquer." The caste comprisse IS* of the most talented pupils of the Lew iston school, among whom might be mentioned Miss Ora Howard, weir known in Asotin, and who was for merly a resident of this place. C. L. King received an appointment* this week to a position as guard at' the penitentiary at Walla Walla, anff* left Tuesday morning to enter upon" the performance of hie duties. The po- sltlon is one that pays $60 a month-. The labors are not arduous and Mr. King is to be congratulated upon hia~ good fortune. J. W. King's sail boat was completed' this week. It Is 20 feet long, five feet In width and carries 120 yards of can- vas. During the summer, when there in a lull in business, he expects to en tertain his friends by giving them a ride on the river. There is no more experienced rlverman in the country" than Mr. King, and he will never lack, for guests. W. H. Hooper was the first person In Asotin Inst year to report ripe strawberries, from Asotin growing, and' Is again the first this year. He gather ed the first Thursday and in a few day» will have all he can possibly use. 's no use talking, with a little care and good varieties. Asotin is a record breaker on early strawberries.'. Miss Butler. Miss Ora Howard, Miss Fannie Haevernick and Mr. Floyd Smith, nil of Lewiston, were guests or Miss Farrlsh last Saturday. Fruit Prices Will Be High. Pullman. Wash.. May 6.—Snake rlvçr" cherries will be in the market in a week or ten days if the weather con tinues favorable. J. H. McKenzie, a fruitgrower whose farm Is a short dis tance above Wawnwnt, Is in Pullman today and says be will have a good' crop of cherries, pe-iches Hnd other fruit this year, and that he expects t o have cherries in Pullman next Sat urday. Mr. McKenzie speaks encour aging |y of the fruit prospects In hla neighborhood, and predicts a good crop of all kinds of fruit, Reports from other sections Indt . . <*ntp n short <*roo nuuur to polrl u»n> . * ther. In the upper Snake nnd Clear water river districts most of the fruit was killed in February by the coldest weather known in many years. In the • j upland d'strlct of Whitman county much of the fruit was killed by the • : heavy frosts of the latter part of April. There Is little doubt that the crop will be short this season nnd the fruit men who have a good cron are expecting high prices and big nroflts. RENOMINATE MAYOR WILLIAMS' Republican* of Portland Choose Him by Direct Primary. Portland. Ore.. May «.—Mayor Geo. H. Williams was renominated for may or of this city by the republican party 1,1 dlr< ' ,t today by n plurality ] ° f 'f 00 ' Dr Harry Line received prac ; 'ieally the unanimous nomination of ; 'Y*" democrats. Unusual interest was manifested to day because this was the flrst direct primary election under the law of 1903. and because of a contest between the "open" and "closed" town elements of the republicans. The former support ed Mayor Williams, and the "closed" element now threaten to place an In | dependent candidate In the field, There were six candidates for the t republican nomination, | ' ■ CAPTAIN HOBSON IS TO MARRY* Mit« Grizenda Hull to Be Bride of the» Naval Hero. - Birmingham. Ala.. May 6.—The Nèwsr says: Mr. and Mrs. George M. Hull of Tux edo Park. New Tork'.^nnounce the en gagement of their daughter. Orizelda. to Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson, the wedding to occur at the home of the bride's parents May 25.