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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS
Successor to The Lewiston Teller—Twice-a-Week Lewiston Teller, Established 1876 LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1905 inter-State News, Vol. 1, No •■BOOK" ROSSI IN TROUBLE His Countrymen Who Have Been Advancing Funds Call Him a Fraud. It would appear from recent develop ment* that "Doofc" Rossi, the heir to untold wealth, In the mind of his press agent, had not yet connected with his credit book and was still chasing over the country at the expense of country men of his who have been lead to be lieve that the fortune was real. It seems likely that he will either be de clared insane or be ranked as one of the shrewdest swindlers that the coun try has ever seen. At any rate he has suddenly left Spokane en route for San Francisco and he left just in time to avoid arrest as a common swindler on a warrant sworn out by one of his victims who advanced money for the trips that Rossi has been making on the strength of having recently fallen heir to' millions and a title to an Ital ian dukedom. 1 Concerning the' latest developments of thé "Dook" the Spokesman-Review' has the following: "Italians In Spokane and Lewiston, 'daho. are asserting that Joseph Rossi —Due di Rossi, nobleman, grandee and alleged heir to $54,000.000—is a faker and owes sums varying from the con ventional $5 loan to a board bill. A warrant has been obtained from Jus tice Hinkle for the arrest of Rossi on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses. "Peter Jacoy, who owns a cigar, candy and news store at Sprague ave nue and Washington street, said last night: " 'Thi er, SI Jacoy, $22 for board, a bill that of of a of fellow owes me and my broth- | he has owed us for more than two J years. Other Italians have told me I that he has borrowed small amounts from them—from $1 up. He also owes j my brother for mone yndvanced. "'I am satisfied that Rossi has lost, his mind through telling this story of his vast wealth. There is a grave doubt in my mind that his real name is Rossi. | One thing is sure: and that is that he followed the trade of a tailor in Lewis ton. T believe that Rossi assumed the name of Rossi, which is a prominent name in Italy, and that he has told the story of his wealth so often that he believes that he is Rossi and is a rich man. '"One thing that seems strange to me is that If he went to Italy and was officially honored as the duke succeed- ■ ing his father, that he did not raise | enough money while there to pay the many little obligations he had con- I tracted In this city. " 'I have not yet found an Italian who knows of his own knowledge that Rossi Is the rich man he claims to he. He is simply a shrewd talker. In my mind he has gone insane—or is a shrewd imposter.' "Italians from Lewiston, who arrived in the city Saturday claimed that Rossi had borrowed money from different members of the Italian colony in that city on the representation that he was about to come into the vast estate in the old country. Snlvadore Marandy. one of the men from Lewiston, claim ed to have advanced Rossi $690 and that sum has not been returned, and it was Marandy who caused the warrant to Issue for the arrest of Rossi. The police were looking for Rossi yester day, hint learned he was out of the city." A New Mining District. The citizens of Orogrande held a meeting recently for the purpose of ogranlzing a new mining district, says the Elk City Mining News, with the a boundaries marked as follows: r From the mouth of Crooked river fer the northeast corner: thence down the south fork of the Clearwater river to the mouth of Ten Mile creek: thence up Ten Mile creek to the east side of the Robbins mining district; thence southerly along the east side of the Robbins mining district two miles be low Fish lake, on Lake creek: thence easterly on an air line to the summit between Big creek and Crooked creek of Dixie; thence northerly to the Red river divide; thence northerly along the divide between Relief creek and the divide at. the head of Dead wood creek to the mouth of Crooked river and place of beginning. Orta Lamb was recommended for de puty mining recorder for the new Oro rtnde district, which was petitioned for and will no doubt be granted by the commissioners at theh present ses tlen. ACTIVITY ON THE ELECTRIC LINE! Col. Spofford Soeur«» Right of Way In to Nezperce. Nezperce, July 25.— Colonel Spofford. of the Lewiston & Southeastern elec tric line was In the city yesterday and closed the deal on some'valuable pieces of property on the right of way into this place. Deeds were given him yes terday from the Pair assoclhtion and from Jake Mowrey. This covers the im mediate entrance Into the city, and Colonel Spofford assured the people that the line would be built, and that the actual construction would begin in a month. He Is In the country near here today closing with the farmers on deeds to the right of way along the proposed route for the Nezperce branch. Young Man in Trouble. J. L. DeBaum, a citizen of Juliaetta, has sworn out a warrant for the arrest of Morris Cochran, a young man well known throughout this section, charg ing him with obtaining money under false pretenses. It appears that Mr. Cochran some time ago canvassed the country oyer for a land company in California and secured advance pay ment on the sales he made it 's raid that he exhibited a number of pho tographs of the property showing it to be well watered and under a splen did irrigation system. It is contended by the alleged victims that no such improvements exist as were shown from the pictures and that the parties who were induced to buy have been swindled to the extent of the advance payments made. Quite a number of people in Nez Perce and Latah counties made pur chases and between 15 and 20 thous and dollars it is claimed were secure 1 by Mr. Cochran through these Invest ments. Since It has become apparent that gross misrepresentations were made steps have been taken by the parties interested to have Mr. Cochran, who is now in California, brought to Idaho to answer to the above mention - 1 harges. The accused young man's i MONTANA LAND FRAUD CASES parents reside at Juliaetta and are said to he highly respected citizens of that place, Uncle Sam Begins An Active Campaign on 53 Indictments. - ■ | I Helena. July 25.—The ease of the United States against R. M. ('ol)tian and 52 others under indictment for perjury and subornation in connection with western Montana timber frauds, were railed for triai today before Fed eral Judge Hunt. These cases in which the government alleges lands were pro cured under the stone and timber acts with the understanding that they were to be turned over to the agent of Sen ator William A. Clark, in whose pos session they now are. The lands are valued at nearly $1.000.000. and the indicted persons include men in every walk of life. Temple Theater Re-opening. The Keith Stock company re-openetl the Temple theater lust night with "The Glass of Society." a society drama of artistic value, full of life and hu mor. Each act was received with nu merous curtain calls by the appre ciative audience that fairly filled th< theater. It is also well to mention that I the theater was comfortably cool and I affords more conveniences in these! warm evenings than any other amuse ment place in the city. "The Glass of Society" Is a splendid play on the order of "Feieeta." "Senator's Daughter." and other society dramas played by the Keiyi Stock company It is from the pen of Grundy and is elegantly staged by Mr. Layne, who plays Prince Row rasky with emphatic strength. Mr. Morris as Macadam was very funny, ! as was Mr. Phillips as Prior Jenkins, the busy newspaper man. Mr. Wheeler as Colonel Trevanion was at his best and good work was done by Mr. Ken fleld. Miss Walton as Mrs. Trevanion was excellent, her work being highly artistic In every way. Miss D'Avra and Miss Jordan were also contributors of excellent work. In all the entire production was the best that we have had In many a moon. "The Glass of Society" will be followed by "True Irish Hearts," an Irish drama made famous by Andrew Mack and Chauncy Oicott. It promises to be a produc tion different from any seen here be fore. On Saturday evening the company will Inaugurate a novelty In the form of amateur flight. On this night any one desiring to test their talents will be given the opportunity to do so by placing their names with Mr. Phillips. On Saturday afternoon a matinee will be given for the ladles and children and on Sunday evenings the company will lay off. The prices are the same as ever, 10. 20 and 10 cents. Thursday evening "True Irish Hearts." I j j i I ■ ; ; j I BRIDGE SITE SELECTED WILL RUSH CONSTRUCTION Plans Sent to Washington—Government Must Approve Bridginf of Navigable Streams •—Preparing to Rush Work. . 1 i Engineer Klttering of the O. R. A N. lines, was in the city yesterday and it was learned from him that the site for the bridge crossing the Clearwater had been definitely determined. In fact, two sites have been selected and the maps and surveys and all other data have been forwarded to the war de partment for approval. The Clearwater Is a navigable stream and the govern ment must approve any bridge or other obstruction placed upon the river. For this reason two sites were selected giving the government a choice to avoid any delay if objection was of fered. When these plans are approved a definite announcement will be made and the work of construction rushed ns the building of the bridge will con sume more time than the construction work of the road itself. It is now definitely understood that construction will begin both at Lewis ton and at Rlparia as soon as camps can be established and men secured for (he work. The contractors realize that It will he difficult at this time when the harvest demand for laborers is so great to get a full supply of men. In this event it is thought that work will he confined to the Ripnrin end of the line hut when the harvest rush is over ramps will be established at the Lewiston end and all work of eon- \ I , j struction rushed! Mr. Erickson, of NOW IN FULL BLAST. I I Headers and Combines May Be Seen in Operation Almost Any Place in Walla Walla County. -- , Harvesting on the Eureka Flat and throughout the Walla Walla country generally is . in full binst says the Union. Headers and threshers and combines can he seen in operation in every direction. The present season has been an exceptionaly favorable one and the reports from the first fields in which threshing has been done more than confirm the predictions and anti cipations of two weeks ago. It has been predicted that Oregon and Wnsh I ington will together this year produce j 56,000,000 bushels of wheat, but if the j harvest in ether sections exceeds the i predictions lo the extent that it has in Walla Walla county the fifty-six mill ion mark will he far outstripped. The I market in this city has not as yet pro ■ perly opened, hut it is practiealy cer ; tain to he stared at or near 70 cents per bushel. It is understood that the ; first sale of the season at Pendleton j for No. 1 hluestem was made on Wed I nesday at 72 rents. While this sale was made to a mill, it is a pretty good criterion that the market wil not go much under that figure for some timp, and 70 cents may he considered as the opening price for No. 1 hlueRtem throughout this section of the Inland Empire. No Fear of An Ice Famine. I j 1 There was a temporary ice famine in Lewiston last Saturday and an ice famine with the thermometer at 108 is no Joke. An accident at the plant of the Lewiston Fuel and Ice company caused loss of a tank of ammonia and , temporarily put the plant out of bus- ] lness. The company sent at once for a carload of Ice from Cocolala and had It ready for distribution Sunday morn ing and all the people who were not served Saturday were furnished Ice Sunday. The plant le now running and full capacity, ten tons per day, and there Is but little fear of a famine. "The local demand till the hot wave came on was about four tons per day but now Is more than seven tons," said Mr. Latimer, "but we will be equal to any emergency and can fully supply the trade." Dr. Boston has returned from his ranch in the Potlatch country and will shortly reopen his dental parlors In this city. Editor* Ahead *f Lewyere. There Is said to be one editor in heaven. How he got there la not positively known, but It is conjectured that he passed himself off as a minis ter and stepped in unexpectedly. When the dodge was discovered they searched the realms of felicity in all Its length and breadth for a lawyer to draw up the necessary papers for his ejectment but they could not find one. and it is supposed he Is still holding the fort. show the firm of Erickson & Peterson, who have secured the contract, is to be In the city this week to look over the route and establish camps where he can place the construction equipment on the ground In order that there may be no delay when full crews of men enn be secured. Developments of the week concern ing the plans of the Northern Pacific for the location of the branch from Lewiston to Orangeville point to the Culdesac route rather than to the Wa ha route. That is judging from the movements of the several engineering parties. A line from Orangeville to Tlo via Cottonwood seems to have been definitely chosen and from thence to a point near Woodslde from which point a connection either with a line to Culdesac or one to Lewiston via Waha can be made. The Culdesac grade is announced ns being the heav iest, being 3 per rent at the maximum, while the route via Waha'can he ne gotiated with a maximum of 2.2 per rent. As a choice it would seem that the Waha route would be the one tak en beeause in addition to the better grade the territory opened up would be more productive of traffic, hut the movement of engineers for the week re activity on the Culdesac line.. SELLS RANCH FOR $9,000 John Risse Acres Gets That Sum for Northeast of Town. j ; I , John Risse •li made 480 a. eres He lias made his ■e ever since lie inrter section and has sold his ranch of 480 acres to Mr. Warner, of Yakima, for $9.000. The placp lies about half way tietween the city and Genesee on the Genesee road and has been in the pos session of Mr. Risse for the past 20 years. He purchased a quarter sec tion in 1885 from Ezra Shelton and then took np a timber culture claim of 100 acres aiUoining this laud. Later he purchased another quarter section from W. Osborn. whi< of land to his credit. Jiome upon the pla< purchased the first qi says he thinks he had one of the best farms in the Lewiston country. As an Illustration of its productiveness Mr. Risse states that in a live acre orchard tract he kept 18 head of hogs. 18 head of calves and over 550 chickens, di$ckN nnd geese during the summer season the fowls and animals living entirely off waste from the fruit trees and white clover which he had sown in the orchard. They all did weif and at the end of the season 13 of the hogs brought him an even $100. The calves and the remaining five hogs he kept. He says there Is money in eggs and while he does not remember what the average number was that he received ! during the time he kept the greatest ! number of chickens hut later after he had disposed of all hut 150 he got I about 30 dozen eggs per week for j which he received 25 cents per dozen. 1 He has quite a number of stock yet and a section of school land Is has a lease on lying a mile northwest of his ol om * , place where he will keep his hors< s_ ] to his In and cattle. Mr. Risse will retain pos session of the property he has Just sold until September 1, when he may de cide to build on his lot In McAlister ad dition and move to town. The pur chaser of the property, It is understood Intends to put out a large vineyard on the place. Mr. Risse was In the city yester day and left on the Owl train last night for a few days visit with his brother in law at Spokane. in not up is Cards were received by I^ewiston friends this week announcing the mar riage of Eveline Gertrude Phillips to William Reed Bishop, at the home of the bride's mother, in Matteawan. New York, on July 20. They will be at home j to their friends after September 1 In Lewiston, Idaho, where Profeasor Bish op will take up his work In the Lew iston Normal. Matthew G. Chambers, the young man who was killed In the explosion ôn the gunboat Bennington, which blew up last week, formerly resided here, and was a high school student. His mother now live# In Ctoverland and Charley Chambers, who Is now In the city,' Is a brother of the deceased. THE BABY IS A LINGUIST Develops That 3-Yaar-Old Has Baan Taught Finnish. Monessen, Pa., July 22.—Little Marie Ashland, three years old, has been the cause of a great deal of worry to her mother, Mrs. Jules Ashland, and the mother has been the cause of much annoyance to little Marie. For some time Marie has chattered all day long and got angry when no one answered her. But every sound she uttered was unintelligible, and Mrs. Ashland wondered If the baby was never going to talk like other children of her age. During the three years of her life the child has been thrown almost entirely in the company of Mary, & Finnish nurse girl. Mrs. Ashland's alarm In creased one day when the little one failed to talk. She summoned an ex pert on diseases of that part of the throat. The doctor came yesterday. It happened that he Is able to under stand the Finnish language. No soon er had Utle Marie been presented to the doctor than there followed a great tirade of Finnish from the baby mouth against the mother. The child was majd as a hornet. She did not hesitate to tell the physician so In the only tongue that she knew— Finnish. Her mamma would not talk to her, and her little heart was almost broken. She had been associating so long with the Finnish nurse girl that she learned that language and no other. The nurse girl Is looking for a Job. C !y Sheds and a Dwe'lin] Destroyed iMindny afternoon ttr c'.tr sheds and residence of Nathan Brunch, or. F J iuet, were i assumer* by lire. A num ber o' small boys were boiling epos on 'lie rtemlses and it is supposed ihe i Mines originated by spo-i.r from the t're i':cy had kindleU. As scon as jis "• Mied a Pi-' alar it in< turned til and t •• 'nr se coin pa ny v soon <»«» tin* cto.c I and uv hard vv.i'k confined the j Harnes to Mr. Branch's iwelliug r.rul the city sheds. A light breeze «as ; blowing from the vest which fanned I (lie flumes and for a tiui * other resi dences in the immediate vicinity were in danger of being destroyel. The fire however was kept under control bn*, was not extinguished Mil th'' < it y s'-eirj and one dw elling wer» la id >n ruins. The loss to the city will h* eneselerable probably between five and tlx hunliel dollars, us there was quiie a large 1 amount of equipment of the street and water departments stor • I In ill' sheds, most of which were lost. The city's torsi Is partly covered by Insurance. Mr. [ Branch lost most of his boo u-hold I goods and carried no Insurance The building was owned by F. J Henge, ■ arid was Insured sufficiently lo cover Ills damages. Mr. Branch's loss is es- , tliuated at $400. American Women in London. 1 guidon. July 24.—The Society of American Women In London has de vised a scheme whereby schlorshlps for women similar to those or Cecil Rhodes may become a reality. The plan pro vides that in each of the 46 states of America two women, making a total of, f . 92. may be awarded scholarships In one 1 or other of the English universities where they may absorb the learning and the culture England has to give. The society hopes to secure the co operation of the General Federation of Women"s clubs of America in carrying out the ambitious project. In W. S. Hnlin returned this morning from n trip to his raneh near Colfax. He states spring grain In that section has been damaged to some extent by the hot weather, hut that all fall sown crops are in excellent condition. He has several acres of oats which he snys is slightly damaged, hut thinks they will average 75 bushels. Before the hot weather he estimated the crop st 80 bushels per acre. The Christian Endeavor societies arc making arrangements for an ice cream social to be held in the basement of the Presbyterian church Thursday ev ening. An interesting program Is be ing prepared and ail w-ho attend are assured of a good time. Ed. L. Wiggins has opened his new cigar store at 276 Main street. The store is neatly fitted up with club room in the rear and will he called the Grand cigar store. Henry Payne and Walter Addison will conduct the business for Mr. Wiggins. Mr. Orosman. of Culdesac, is in the city on business today. Mr. Crosman recently sold his mill at Culdesac and has Just returned from a visit with relatives In New York state. A daughter of J. Fortin, of this city, who arrived a few days ago for a visit with her parents, was a passenger on the steamer Spokane Monday on her way home. The old saying that a man must die to beat a life insurance company cer tainly does not apply to the parties who drew those princely Equitable salaries. ! 0AMA6E IS OVERESTHUTEir Late Sown Grail Hard Hit, But Will Recover if Rail SMwId Come Sm. There has been a week of torMfEr heat and the first reports from tbt grain country were that g roa t had resulted especially to tho lato i spring grain. But .tho host wave I broken and tho weather outlook Is showers and cooler weather. In the surrounding territory now say that the damage was over estimated and that showers and cooler' weather would leave but little damage cron to the late sown spring grain. The damage has been confined whol ly to the higher altitudes. For a ra dius of 20 miles about Lewiston thhro is no damage for the crop was fully matured and past the damaging stage. In the upper mountain apd prattle countries the damage was at first es timated at half the late crop, but these figures are now modified as the special reports today from Nezperce. Ho and Westlake Justify. Cooler West her at lie. - Ilo. July 26.—First reporte of dam age to the late spring grain now seem over estimated. The country needs a good rain and if that can com# soon the damage to the late grain will be only nominal and the farmers will have n good harvest. Under the intense heat the grain looked bad but It revives easily and with a good rain and cooler weather would make almost a full crop. Ail the fall grain is beyond damage. Haying Is in full swing and the crop, is splendid. It is cooler and cloudy today and Indications point to thun der showers. ' CROP DAMAGE OVER E8TIMATKO Nezperce Prairie Country Hat Net Suf fered to the Extent at First Reported. Nezperce. July 25.—The hot wave seems to have been broken and the fanners now are in a position to esti mate better the results. The crops that hnve suffered most are the late sown wheal and the flax. The latter is Just in bloom and will he injured materially. Farmers who have late spring wheat say the crop is not dam aged to the extent that was at first reported. After the intense heat has gone the crop looks better and a good rain followed by a week of cooler weather would so revise the crop that the damage would be but little. Farm ers will watt a short time before con demning the crop and cutting it for hay. In some places this will be nec essary but if rain comes most of the f . r0|> wl „ * aved w)th but i Utle d am . 1 age. This is the report for the Nezperce prairie section but on the mountain In the vicinity of Woodside and Westlake tlie (lamage is said to bo more con- siderable and the crop there is cut ! badly and will have to he put in hay té be saved. The enrly spring and fall grain, the bulk of the crop of this sec tion. is not damage,I by the recent in tense heat, being fully ripened and' matured before the tieat cutne. The Morphine R*uto. An inmate of th, red light district who went by the name of Jenny, died yesterday morning at about 11 o'clock. The cause of death. Is attributed t® • chronic morphine and cocaine poison ing. She claimed she began the UN of tlie deadly narcotics last March, since which time she had been a con stant user of the drugs. The deceased It Is understood, has relatives residing In Oregon who have been notified of her death. The funeral will be h*M at 2:30 this afternoon from the under taking parlors of C. J. Vassar, and th* remains Interred In the cemetery on the hill. , . --- -»<#, Open • N*xe Reservation. The great Uintah reservation will be open for homestead entry August 26 although registration will comemnoo at Grand Junction, Colorado; Price, Provo and Vernal, Utah, on August' 1 and continue until August 12. The procedure necessary to secure lands In this greatest of government reserva tions Is outlined in detail in a pam phlet Just issued by the passenger de partment of th* Denver & Rio Grande railroad. O. W. Temple, of the Lewieton Mer cantile company, returned this morn ing from a trip to Hte old home In New York. ■> t ■ '