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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS
Successor to The Lewiston Teller—Twice-«-Week if ton Teller, Estsbliehed 1«7€ U«w LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY MAY 12, 1906. Intor-Stato News, Val. 1» Ma* QfCTRIC LINE WILL BE BUILT CAPITALIZATION IS SECURED Contracts Signed Today With Capitalists Who will Build the Road* Taking Over the Subsidy Offered ! i | , ' Tha Ltwiston A Southeaatarn Elac trie railway vYNII ba built. Meaara. per-Thwaite and Jonea, repreeent European capital, hava signed a Cowp«r „tract to furniah $250,000 within 30 after the raaant subsidy is se cured and the right, of way and ter ifl al. provided, and furniah the re linder a* needed, but all within a y ,,r from data of commencing the eenetruction. The road will be independent for five years and is to be completed by June, 1907. This has been an eventful week for the people of the Clearwater country and the consummation of the deal to day which insures the capitalization and building of the Lewiston & South eastern Electric railway makes this a red letter day In the history of the country. The board of trustees has X^en in session since Wednesday morning and reached a decision yes terday to accept the proposition made by the financiers that Colonel Spof ford has interested in the building of the road—Messrs. Cowper-Thwait and Jones, of London and New York. In this proposition the subsidy re cently subscribed is to be turned over to Colonel Spofford and his associates together with all rights of way and terminal grounds necessary for the building and operating of the road as located by the surveys made by the Lewiston & Southeastern, also fran chises to operate over the streets of Lewiston and move freight for a per iod of 50 years. In this last c lause a provision may be made by which the freight would be handled between the | hours of midnight and 4 a. m.. The full details of the direct propn sltlon made by Messrs. Cowper Thwait and Jones Is set out in the fol- j lowing, directed to Colonel Spofford: i "Dear Sir: As per the request of j the board of trustees of the Electric Railroad association, I herewith submit to you the conditions on which, in con junction with my associates. I will fur nish the capital for the construction, completion and equipment of the Lew- j iston & Southeastern railway, running from Lewiston to Grangeville and Nez perce, and a line of boats from Lewis ton to Celllo. "I require the unconditional rights of way be secured along the line of road except where these rights can not be secured they be obtained by legal condemnation: that franchises be se cured from town* through which this line will pass outside of the city of Lewiston; also a fifty year franchise to operate freight cars over said streets, except on Main street. "I also require that terminal rights be furnished wtthin the corporate lim its of the city on the water front, pro viding ample space for depot, car sheds and work shops as may be determined on by the Lewiston A Southeastern railway company, meeting fully the re quirements of the road. REBEKAH'S CONVENTION District Convention Moots at Moscow and Elect* Officers. The first district meeting of the ^ Daughters of Rebekahs of North Ida ho took place Tuesday at-Odd Fellows hall, says the Moscow Mirror. Dele gates were in attendance from Mos cow, Lewiston, Kendrick and Culdesac. i On arriving at the Northern Pacific depot the visitors were greeted by a committee of Moscow* Rebekahs, es corted to the hall and there welcomed In a cordial address by Past President Sister Smith. In a response thanks were tendered by District President Sister Hite of Gardner and Sister White of Ken drick. Following these pleasant exer cises the committees for the conven tion were formed and an adjourn tnent taken for dinner which was serv ed admirably by the ladles of Star lodge in the banquet room of the hall. Ih the afternoon a variety of busi ness was transacted interspersed by tnuslcai and literary numbers of much interest. Officers for the district were elected as follows: Mrs. Dr. Holman, of Moscow, chair wan. . May Witcher, of Moscow, secretary Mrs. Arnold, of Culdesac. marshal. "I also require river frontage with permission to build piers, docks, wharves, sheds sufficient for present and future requirements of the Lewis ton & Southe astern railway company, provided that if title cannot be secur ed. a fifty year lease will be accefit able. "When *the above mentioned rights of-way, franchises, terminal rights, etc., have been secured, I desire these to be placed in the custody of a local trust company, and all and every item relative to the corporation privileges be included in the mortgage given by your company for the protection of the bondholders under your company's bond issue. "I further desire that the subscrip tion fund of subsidy donated in the form of bankable notes made to the order of the trustees' of this fund by the citizens of Lewiston and the com munities over which the proposed line will be built, which said sum shall not be less than $400,000. exceeding $500, 000 is possible, shall be placed in es crow bank, satisfactory to both par ties. and at the command of your com pany, and transferred to me and my associates when the road shall* be com pleted. I request in this matter, how ever, that no notes be counted as part of this fund, which have been accepted with conditions attached thereto, ex cept at points covered by the survey. "I further desire representation on the board of directors of the Lewiston & Southeastern Electric railway com pany to the following extent: One vice president and two directors, which representatives shall be selected from of | comnnin jty or elsewhere, j i j j thf . ronr ) a | so the survey of the road "I further desire that I and my soeiates have thq selection of the chief : engineer of the Lewiston & South- ; pastern Electric railway company, also the auditor of said company. "When the above mentioned condi- ( Itiorns, stipulations and requirements j have been supplied and met, and the I company's mortgage has been passed j on by my attorney, when the profile and maps and information data on has been checked and passed on by my engineer. I am then prepared, in conjunction with my associates, to en ter into an agreement with yon and your company to furnish not less than $250.000 within 30 days thereafter, and supply the total capital necessary for the construction, completion and equipment of your road within one i year from date of rnmmenrement at such intervals as the construction of said road may call for. On the ques tion of the Independence of the pro posed Une, I and my associates, as rep resenting the eapital which will build the proposed line, will hind ourselves In the final agreement with the Lew iston & Southeastern Electric railway company to maintain the Independence of said railroad for a period of five years from the commencement of oper ation." I ^ Mrs. Shields, of Lewiston, conduc tor. Mrs. Roush, of Kendrick, chaplain. The fraternity has seven lodges in this district, and is in a flourishing condition. Next year the convention bill he held in Kendrick. CABIN ROOSEVELT LIVED IN Forms Part of North Dakota's Exhibit at Portland Fair. Portland, May 12.—The log cabin in which President Roosevelt lived for three yars while he was a rancher has been placed in the Agriculture build ing at the Lewis and Clark exposition as a part of the state of North Dako ta's exhibit. The cabin was taken apart and the pieces numbered, so that It could be put together again exactly as it was when the president lived in it as a cowboy. It stands near the south .wall of the Agriculture building. It .was in 1883 that Mr. Roosevelt went to North Dakota and purchased the Maltest Cross ranch, a place on the Little Missouri river eight miles south of the town of Medora. On tak ing possession Mr. Roosevelt changed the name to Chimney Butte, on ac count of a chimney-shaped butte a short distance away. The rough cabin which hs bought with the ranch was the future president's only home for nearly three years, and in it he lived the life of a cowboy. In the cabin there will be exhibited also a number of interesting mementos of the president's life at that period. An old straw hat which Mr. Roosevelt wore when he went to the ranch, but which was discarded shortly afterward as unsuitable to the kind of life he must lead, was found in an old sack in a corner of the cahin, and will be shown to visitors at the western world's fair. Other relics include the president's old gun, his "chaps." boots and the war bag in which "he stored these articles when he gave up his cowboy life. While the Roosevelt cabin will prob ably prove the most popular feature of Its participation, North Dakota will have a most interesting display at the fair. The citizens of that state are proud of Its resources, and when the legislature refused to appropriate. money for representation at the Lewis and Clark exposition, they raised the required money by private subscrip tion, under a plan proposed by Gover nor E. Y. Sarles. North Dakota, being an agricultural state has placed Its entire exhibit in the big Agricultural building at the exposition, where wall space 86 feet wide by 90 feet long is occupied. In this space an exhibit of grains and grasses and other farm products has been installed, with the view of show ing to the world the greatness of the state as a farming oountry. Commis sioner Warren N. Steele, of Bismarck, is in Portland, superintending the in stallation of the exhibit, which is prac tically completed. Coming in Juno. D. W. Ross, engineer in charge of the reclamation work for Idaho, has been notified that the congressional party that is to examine the different government reclamation projects In the state will be In Idaho June 21 and CONSIDERING NEW BOND ISSUE _ County Commissioners Must De cide at this Meeting to Accept the Ten Year Option. new The hoard of county commissioners must decide at this meeting how they will deal with the option to redeem the IS95 bond issue. The county bonds issued in November 1895, were 20 year bonds redeemable In ten years at the option of the county. The issue was for $85,000 arid the interest rate is 6 per cent. If the county is to take advantage of its option to redeem, it must call for a special election of the people to vote for a new issue. The bonds could probably be placed at 5 per cent making an annual sav ing to the county of about a thousand dollars. The commissioners have also the |io\\er to make the best terms they can with the holder of the bonds and may continue the present issue at a lower rate if they can reach such an agreement. Just what they will do j is not yet agreed upon. It will cost | the county about $4.000 to hold a j special election. The commissioners have granted per- ! mission to The Lapwai Lumber coin- . pany to run a lumber and wood flume j along over and under the A. W. Con- ) way road. The flume will be from the 1 Golden Rule mill to Culdesac a dis tance of 13 miles. E. D. Briggs, Grant Simpson and Richard Hawkins have been appointed viewers on the Polly Mustoe road and other roads in district No. 44. The board has accepted the contract work done by Naylor & Norlln on | the Winchester grade and the work, done by A. Hansen on the construction ' of a bridge on Lawyer's canyon. The action of the meeting to date ; has been principally on road work as follows; The contract with M. L. Goldsmith for the construction of a bridge across Lapwai creek at Spald ing vis approved; E. D. Briggs. J. S. ' ! . ! j I j ! ; | I | Hogue and George P. Edmonson were appointed viewers on a petition to have a new road In district No. 23; the re port of the viewers has been accepted on the petition of J. McDaniel for a ' change in the Holt road and the change ; was ordered made: the petition of. James Murphy for closing a part of the Knowlton road was not granted; the board has granted a petition of the: taxpayers in road district No. 41 for j the purchase of a road grader. The board has decided to call for bids on a large amount of bridge and road work and the official call is now being published for bids to be opened May 25 for the following; Bridge across Sweetwater creek on Lapwai road In district No. 12. Approaches to bridge across Lapwai creek, one quarter of a mile below Lap wai school on the Charles White road. Improvement of Moragne grade east of Culdesoc. Pill on Wandscheer gulch road in district No. 6. Improvement of Kamiah grade in district No. 3. Bridge on Garden gulch road where same crosses Lapwai creek in district No. 12. Bridge across Big Canyon creek, 100 yards south of townslte of Peck, in districts Nos. 22 and 36. Improvement of Fisher grade east of Culdesac in district No. 50. Improvement in John Dahl road and construction of bridge across Frits can yon in district No. 25. Improvement of L. E. Marchand road and construction of bridge across east branch of Cold Springs creek in dis triets Nos. 18 and 19. The plans and specifications for the work will be furnished by E. D. Briggs, county surveyor. Educational Topics Discusaad. Milwaukee, Wis., May 12.—Salaries, academic Instruction and spelling re form were the chief subjects discussed today by the state normal school pres idents in annual meeting here. Among the prominent participants In the dis cussions were President John R. Kirk, Klrksvllle, Mo.; President George A. McFarland, Valley City, N. D.; Presi dent J. N. Wilkinson, Emporia, Kas.; President C. T. Grawn, Mount Pleas ant. Mich.; President T. B. Pray, Ste vens Point. Wisconsin, and President H. H. Seerley, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Why Sho Loft. "Yes, my wife didn't attend but one session of the club." "What caused her to quit it?" "She found out that the rules put a time limit of five minutes on all speeches." IS CHARGED WITH FORGERY _ Attorney J. W. Shannon Recently from Indian Territory Arrested Is in Lewiston Last Nifht j | j ! . j ) 1 | ' ; This is a small world and it is diffi cult to get away from your record, is the experience that Attorney J. W. Shannon is likely to comment upon as the result of his arrest at the Lewist on hotel last night on the charge of being a fugitive front justice and want- i ed in the Indian Territory to answer to the charge of forgarv. Shannon was recognized on the streets hpre yesterday by I. D. S. Wade and W. R. McGeorge a banker and merchant respectively of the town of Vlnlta, Indian Territory «here Shan non as James O'Brian committed for geries and defrauded people out of hundreds of dollars. Messers Wade and McGeorge are touring the north west seeking a new business location and saw and recognized Shannon on the streets of Lewiston. They noti fied the sheriff and city officers and a message was at once sent the IT. S. Marshal in the Indian Territory, who ordered Shannon's arrest. It appears from Shannon's actions yesterday that he recognized his fel low townsmen and sought to avoid them. He ordered a team from the Olarkston livery barn and had it driv en to a place different from his stopp the U. i lng place where he piled In his grips ; and drove out of the city. The nffl ' cers traced him to Genesee from which ! point he returned In the night and put . up at a different hotel, hut he was lo ! oated" and arrested. In default of j ball he lies In the county Jail. Shannon has been In the city about I three weeks and represented himself j to he a lawyer In serch of a location In the west. It is said that while he gained the confidence of the peo ! pie before he practiced his fraudulent ; games. He is under $1000 bonds and | will probably have to await th* arrivai I of officers from the territory in the | county Jail. Northern Pacific Surveyors in the Field It Is reported that a special train landed a party of N. P. Hur ' veyors at Culdesac this morning and ; that a six seated rig was in readiness 1 to convey them to the mountain, the: exact location not being known. Fol lowing this report is the assertion made by a reliable Lewiston man that the j Northern Pacific would in the next five days announce Its program of con struction In the Clearwater country along lines already commented upon and on such a scale as would settle the construction problems In the Clear water country for many years to come. NORTHERN PACIFIC ACTIVITY IN CLEARWATER BÜHUT Steamer Hannaford Being Repaired Evidently la» Put in Commission on the. River.—Belief that Riparia Line will be Built. A force of workmen are now engaged in overhauling the Steamer J. M. Han naford that for several years has been lying idle at the Lewiston docks, and the report has gone out that the boat is to be put in commission ut once for work on the river. The J. M. Hanna ford is the property of the Northern Pacific, and the activity manifested at this time lits into the chain of events tfoat leads to the assertion they will soon announce plans for immediate construction in the Clearwater country In such construction the Hannlford would he a valuable agent In facilitat ing the work of building the line along the Snake river from Reparla to Lew iston and an announcement to that effect would not surprise the people who insist that there has been a mer ger of interests in the territory of the Clearwater and that the connecting link between Lewiston and Reparla will be built and also a line extending from some point on the Clearwater to Camas prarie. It would be in direct line with such developement to place the steamer in commission at this time, and the force of a dozen men who are now employed at the work can have the boat In readiness In three weeks. It Is given out that the Hannaford is to he used, in the construction of a new bridge across the Columbia at Pasco but the more plausible theory Is that the boat Is needed to deliver material and sup-1 piles to the camps along the river and <thnt such construction will begin shortly after the boat Is ready. It Is considered an important coin cidence also that the Eastern Wash Inggton Construction company has announced Us determination to begin construction at once for those in touch with the situation assert that ( the Northern Pacific Is behind the hew i company that proposes to build a line ! (from Farmington to Leland. The j president of that company has Just U. S. WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN For the Week Ending Monday, May 8 —North Idaho Section. WEATHER. During the first half of the week the temperature averaged consldera below the normal and copious rains oc curred in all but the northern coun ties, with some snow In the mountains; the change to fair weather on the 5th was mnrked by the occurrence of frost in many localities, but very little dam age is believed to have resulted. Dur ing the remainder of the week much higher temperatures prevailed, the 7th having been a very warm day over most of the state; high drying winds occurred In many sections, the wind on the 7th having been gusty and suf ficiently high at times to cause some damage to trees and buildings; a re turn to showery weather occurred on the 8th. Fruit. Fruit trees are coming Into bloom In elevated localities, while In western i vnleys most of the crop Is set; It ; seems probable that trees «111 not he so heavily laden ns in 1904. Grain. Rains were of great benefit to small grain already sown, hut seriously de layed completion of seeding in elevat ed eastern districts; seeding Is practi cally over In the remainder of the state; cool weather has been favorable for stoollng of spring grain: some rye Is heading and In Ada county fall wheat Is coming Into the boot: there Is some complaint of damage by cut worms In Oneida county. Gras«. Range grass Is better than usual, and stock Is gaining rapidly In flesh: 1, Is Is W. j Is 1 I. 1 been general In southwestern districts, Vegetables Planting of sugar beets Is complete (n some localities, while in others but the occurrence of timely rains gives I assurance of an -abundance of grass: | hay crops need warmer weather in most sections, but in general promise good yields: irrigation of meadows has little planting could be done, owing to heavy rains; early planted beets are roming up to an excellent stand: late potatoes and garden vegetables are being planted. Extracts from Reports by Counties Kootenai Hope—Vegetation Is growing well: given out the following in an intwr- view : "Our survey Is completed for th* entire route, and about all that now remains to be done is to begin actual ■■ last night The road of whicb be wav J. H. Abbott, president of the Eastern last night. The rod of which be wear speaking was the proposed line *•- be built by his company from Far*»— tngton, Washington, to Leland, idahA "There is to be a meeting of the offi cers and board of directors of the com pany today to determine finally on / some details. We may also decide tor - change the Washington terminal pF™ our line from Farmington to Garfield. Whichever of these routes we decide ■ upon will cause no delay in beginn in* * work as we have both routes surveyed— Our road is to be a standard gague - steam railroad, and about a 100 miles - in length. Wj expect to open u$r • some of the finest farming land an« mining country in Idaho and Washing ton. We shall connect with the Ore- - gon Railroad & Navigation company at Farmington, if that town is Anally settled upon as the Washington ter minal. and Leland, Idaho, is to he our eastern terminal for the time be ing, at least. If the road paye as well as we figure on it doing we ehall ex- - tend it and build other llnee connect- Ing with it. Personnel of the Reed. "The Eastern Washington Construe- - tion company is incorporated under * the laws of Washtngton.and Its capital- • Ized at $500.000. We have considerable - Chlcago capital interested In oUr pro- - Ject. I am president of the company - and the other officers are General T. R. Tannant, Farmlngto^, vice president; W. J. Nicholls. Spokane, secretary. ai»A' Seymour Rlrch. Spokane, treasurer.'"'™ i The board of directors is composed* aBV ! General Tannatt, Dr. C. P. Thome*, j Seymour Birch. W. J. Nicholls and' JL. H. Abbott. / some garden vegetables are up.— Johl» Larson. Rathdrum—Frost occurred on Majr~ 1, doing no damage except to earl* pears.— H. R. Smith. St. MarleR—The hay erop Is lookilUL** well: range grass Is good and stock I» looking well; there has been some damage to fruit by frost; the rlver Is very low for this season and them Is very little snow In the mountains.— W. E. Smith. Shoshone. Kellogg—Better growing weathei' prevails; apple trees are in bloom.—W_ McM. Huff. Murray—Gardening has been gen— eral"; no damage to fruit from froaF j Is reported; there is good feed in th« 1 hills for domestic stock.—Adam Auf— - bach. Lotah Moscow—The week has been rather cool and cloudy, with light rains; th« grains and grasses «re doing exceed ingly well hut garden vegetables are? backward in growth: the fruit cro*> will be much lighter than the erop oC last year.—G. A. < 'rosthwalt. Princeton—Fruit was not far enoughs advanced to he injured by the frosF. of the first of the month; small gra'is* and meadow grass are doing weH.— I. D. Austin. Troy—A heavy frost occurred o* May 1. doing some damage to fruit;; spring seeding is complete and mort of the srlng sown grain is up; it fm making slow growth.— R. G. PlunkitL . N«x Per««. Cavendish—Spring seeding Is near- - ing completion; grass is good and stock Is looking well.—Andy Carson. Greer—Seeding is nearly complete; grain is growing well; the soil is In excellent condition: pastures are (food I and stock is doing well; there ie * | k° 0f l prospect for fruit.— C. E. Long, Waha—The ground was frozen os morning of the first, but no dan» - resulted; garden vegetables need l warmer weather.— B. F. Gassnwav. Idaho. Cora—Grnin is doing well; fruit hàs •* not been damaged hy frost.— D. PT: Kidwell. Harpster—What grain has been' sown is well advanced; stock is in titles condition: fruit trees are in bloom.----- F. E. Lee per. Tahoe—Seeding is practically com pleted; all grasses are doing welt.—J. Leitch.