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Successor to The Lewiston Teller—Twice-«-Week
if ton Teller, Estsbliehed 1«7€
Intor-Stato News, Val. 1» Ma*
Contracts Signed Today With Capitalists Who
will Build the Road* Taking Over
the Subsidy Offered
, '
Tha Ltwiston A Southeaatarn Elac
trie railway vYNII ba built. Meaara.
per-Thwaite and Jonea, repreeent
European capital, hava signed a
„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
The road will be independent for five
years and is to be completed by June,
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.
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
"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
| comnnin jty or elsewhere,
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
Mrs. Shields, of Lewiston, conduc
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.
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
County Commissioners Must De
cide at this Meeting to Accept
the Ten Year Option.
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.
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
Attorney J. W. Shannon Recently
from Indian Territory Arrested
in Lewiston Last Nifht
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
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.
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
For the Week Ending Monday, May 8
—North Idaho Section.
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 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.
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.
Range grass Is better than usual,
and stock Is gaining rapidly In flesh:
j Is
1 been general In southwestern districts,
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
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»
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.
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— -
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.
Cora—Grnin is doing well; fruit hàs •*
not been damaged hy frost.— D. PT:
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.

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