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Successor to The Lewiston Teller—Twice-a-Week i,tor» Teller, Established 1876 LEWISTON. IDAHO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1906. 45 .V, = Inter-State New», Vol. 1, $(»'•• JOHNSON GETS THE PLUM Named and Qualified as li. S. At torney for Northern Section of Idaho ! Miles S. Johnson has received the appointment as Deputy U. S. Attorney for the northern district of Idaho. He received his commission yesterday and qualified before H. K. Barnett and I« now duly installed in the office. His appointment at this time came as a surprise to mo6t people, though he was prominently mentioned for the place before the appointment or Stilllnger of tatah county and when the latter's name was withdrawn last week the tip was sent out that Mr. Johnson would receive the appointment. Mr. Johnson served the county in the capacity of attorney for a period of four years and is prominently known throughout the state. He was a can didate before the county convention i year ago for endorsement for the po sition of attorney general on the state ticket but he was defeated after one of the most bitter contests within party lines that the republicans ever had. Bv strange coincidence the convention defeating him was on August 1st one year ago and he takes a new office on the anniversary of that memorable occasion. In the general comment made yester day concerning the appointment there was no question concerning the ability of Mr. Johnson to fill the position; there was a rumor however of a pro test being filed because of the old fac tional fight and the fact that the domi nant faction In party politics was turned down in the appointment. Mr. Johnson was the recipient of many congratulations yesterday. He enters upon his duties when the most import ant matters for consideratloji before the department are the Idaho land fraud cases and his first attention will be directed to the wnrk of sifting the great mass of testimony that is before the department in reference to thrsr cases which will come up for trial at Moscow in the October term. « Following Is the Associated Press dispatch sent out from Boise; Miles R. Johnson, of Lewiston, for four years prosecuting attorney of Nez Perce county, and prominently men tioned last fall for the republican nom ination for attorney general, haft been appointed assistant United States dis trict attorney for northern Idaho, and will assume that position on August 1. His commission was mailed hlm by N. M. Rulck, the district attorney for Idaho, on Sunday and should reach him tomorrow. Lewiston has liecn designated as his official residence, m l the salary for the present fiscal year will be $1200 per annum. It seems like ly to be increased beginning with the next fiscal year on July 1, 1906. District Attorney Ruick, in speaking of the appointment, declared emphati cally that Mr. Johnson was his own selection and that the appointment had not been made at the suggestion or through the Influence of any other per son. "Mr. Johnson Is a member of one of the two factions In Nez Perce repub licanism." sa 14 he, "and the other will doubtless charge that he was appointed at the behest of Senator Heyburn among others. This Is not so. While Senator Heyburn has indorsed Mr. Johnson'for the position he declined to do so until after I had recommended him for the appointment. "The contest between the Thomp son-Johnson faction on the one hand and the Kester-Kettenbach-West fac tion on the other has been very spirit ed in Net Perce county, and the Kes ter-Kettenbach side has made strtnu ouR objections to the appointment of Mr. Johnson. I don't regard the posi tion as In any degree political, how ever, Mr. Johnson being selected be cause of bio admitted qualifications for the place and his experience. In the contest that has been waged against him there has not been one word su'd against him, either as to his profes sional ability or his honor as a man. It was only urged that he did not play fair In politics last fall and that he tailed to «support part of the ticket. In the matter of the grand Jury In this Pity recently, I of course did not con slder there was any evidence connect ing either Mr. Rester or Mr. Ketten bach with the alleged land frauds in the north; but since both these men who lead the faction that has opposed the appointment of Mr. Johnson have fc**n Indicted by the grand Jury, their objections are robbed of most of their weight as It Is necessary to secure a "»an to assist the United States attor ney In the north who would not ham t>«r the government by any special friendliness toward the men who tire *o he tried. "Much of the business of the as sistant district attorney at the begin ning of his term at least, will be in connection with the timber fraud cases* and for that reason it has been neces sary to appoint an attorney to the po sition who will be In thorough accord with the district attorney and with the government and who has not himself been engaged In any transactions which might become suspicious and who is not controlled by friendship or otherwise by men accused of violation of the law. "He was appointed to the place be cause of his peculiar fitness and entire ly regardless of the action of any fac tion or set of men either for or against him. The duties of the place will be in no way political and I have not allowed political consideration to influence me in recommending the appointment.'' FOR NORTH AND SOUTH ROAD Only Short Link Would Connect P. A I. N. With N. P. The P. & 1. N. road, which has its terminus at Council, has let the con tract for twelve miles out from that city and which will extend the USe to the Meadows, says the Orangeville Free Press. It Is understood the com pany will let the contract for sixty miles from that point, which will ex tend the road to White Bird and from there it will be a small matter to con nect with the Northern Pacific at Orave creek near Keuterville. The Northern Pacific under Kstep ! are working on the Virangeville line southwest of Denver. They have made two or three surveys through that sec tion, presumably to hit the right eleva tion at that point which will enable them to make the balance pf the line comparatively easy. In the event of the road not touching Cottonwood it will be taken directly west to Orave creek and over the mountain to Keuterville and connect | with the survey at Westlake. Should j this be the route selected, there will > be a branch line extended into the (*ot I ton wood and Green creek country. !--• I CROPS NOT DAMAGED. ; —,-- ^ Camas Prairie Reports Were Grossly ! Misleading. a A great many reports are current re garding the present condition of the crops of Camas Prairie which might lead people to believe the damage done by hot weather was enormous or none at all, says (he Free Press. The hot weather has not damaged the fall grain and but very slight damage has been done the late spring crops. To an in terested person outside of this country they would be led to believe there never had been a big yield of grain in j this country until'this year, when in t truth there has always been an enor mous yield, but the truth of the sit uation Is that new methods are being employed by the farmers and the culti vation of the lands is being made on more extensive, and more successfu' methods. The barley is now being bound on all part« of the prairie and will »oop be ready for the threshers, while the haying season «Is at its height. The timothy crop was reported short this year but is found to give a good average yield. The farmers are ex periencing no little trouble in getting harvest hands. There is work for many at this early day and men will he in greater demand as the harvest proceeds. TWIN FALLS TELEGRAPH LINE Railroad Will Soon Thore. Be Completed Salt Lake, July 2«. —Shortly after noon today the new telegraph line of the Oregon Short Line railway from Minidoka to Twin Palls was completed. About 3 o'clock the officials at Twin Falls began making the wires hum with tne »ages spreading the glad tidings to all •■ectlons of Utah and Idaho. Vice President and General Manager W. H. Bancroft and several other officials at the local offices received "Hello" mes sages and In turn wired their congrat ulations. The new line extends over a distance of about 60 miles. The completion of this line is only a forerunner of the new road to Twin Falls, which will be completed within the very near future. When the first engine steams Into Twin Falls there will be a great celebration. Night Train L»wist»n-8p»kane. The new train on the N. P. between Lewiston and Spokane carries stand ard sleeper, first class day coach, smoker, U. S. mall, baggage and ex press cars. Leaves Lewiston dally at 11 p. m.. arrives at Spokane 6:35 a. m.; leaves Spokane 11:36 p. m., ar rives Lewiston 7:30 p. m. W. J. JORDAN. Agent. THE WORK OF GRADING IS TO COMMENCE TODAY Lewiston-Riparia Line Shows Great Activity Construction Near it Hand Camas Prairie Line Still in Doubt Work on the I^ewiston-Rlparia branch is expected to begin today when the teams arrive that are now enrqute from Portland. Many carloads of con struction material have arrived at Rl paria the past week and camps have been located. The contract will be let in sections to subcontractors who will then be In a position to rush the work. A hundred head of horses are due to reach Riparia today, hay; and grain are already on the ground and camp equip ment by the carload. Many men are assembled ready to begin the grading at once. The steamer Norma will toe placed In commission this week to han dle the supplies and will operate In connection with the construction de partment while the road Is building. Engineer Brandon has determined pn making Almota his headquarters dur ing the period of construction as It Is easy of access and located at a point midway between Lewiston and Riparia. An unconfirmed statement is current this week that the bridge location on the Clearwater had been determined for a point near the present ferry and that a new union depot would be con structed on the A'ollmer tract on east Main street near the site of the old Small & Emery mill site. The N. P. surveying parties on the several routes to the mountains are active but still give out no definite plans for construction of that route. Big Canyon. Culdesac .and Waha are WOULD NOT BE DESERTED. Woman Resented and Shot Her Lever. —Now Convicted of Murder. - I Boise. Idaho. July 30.—-Mrs. Caddie ] M. Rhupe was convicted at Paris this | morning of the crime .of voluntary I j t manslaughter, in the murder of Arthur Douglas. The crime was committed at Montpelier July 1. Douglas had been living with the woman for two years, but determined to leave her. He visit ed her and gave a final answer to her pleadings that he do not forsake her, declaring that he would not yield. Rhe then shot him. The ease went to the jury yesterday afternoon. A verdict was rendered at 2 a. in. Joint Teacher»' Institute. Moscow. Idaho. July 30.—Arrange- , ments have-been perfected for the hold ing of the joint'teachers' Institute be tween Latah and Nez Perce counties from August 28 to Reptember 2. at the university administration building. The evening lectures will he held In the auditorium and the public is to be In vited to these lectures, which, It is claimed by Miss McCoy of Lewiston, superintendent of Nez Perce county, and Mrs. Clara Ransom Davis, super intendent of Latah county, will he by some of the best known educators and lecturers In the United Ptates. ; • j i j ! Robbed Hie Roommate. at a. J. E. Lloyd, a lineman of the Tele phone Co. was robbed last week of a sum of money and a suit of clothes by I his roommate, C. A. Rears. Rears came here from Orangeville a short time ago and secured sleeping quarters In the room with Mr. Lloyd at the Hoff man residence on east C street. He secured work driving the Ice wagon for the Lewiston Fuel and Ice Co. and re mained in the city up to the date of the robery last Thursday. He apparently is a stranger In the country, as no one here seems to know much about him. Sometime Thursday afternoon, pre sumably about 2 o'clock, Sears went to the room and sproprlated a brand new suit of clothes of Mr. Lloyd's and a sum of money whtch was In the pockets and left the city. The theft was discovered Thursday night but the fact was nor reported to the police till Friday morn ing and Sears wan then no doubt well on his way to other parts of th> coun try. So far no trace of the thief or the mlasing articles has been obtained. She—I understand that Sarah Ann married a struggling young man. He— Tes, he struggled all right, but he couldn't get away.—Ex. Disgruntled Subscriber—Why dldn"t you print an account of that horrible murder? Candid Editor—The murderer Is one of our advertisers.—Town Topic«. still under consideration with definite route not yet determined. Engineer Croswell of the N. P. and Engineer of the O. R. & N. company have Just re turned from a trip Over the several routes but have nothing to give to the public concerning their recommenda tions, though the choice no doubt' was made this trip. Developments along the line of new extensions from the vicinity of Elgin are watched with Interest. It Is said President O'Brien of the O. R. & N. company will soon make a trip to Lew iston and a personal investigation of the route along Snake river. It Is thought an extension Is contemplated joining the Elgln-Joseph line and even tually reaching Huntington. It Is stated George McCabe & Co., railroad contractors, of Spokane, have been awarded the contract for con structing 16 miles of the extension of the O. R. & N„ from Elgin toward Jo seph. Wallowa county. The road will be built hut to the Wallowa river at present, it is said, and It will be de termined later what steps shall be taken to complete the branch to Joseph. The fact that the line Is to be car ried only to the river nt this time leads to the suggestion that by the time it is completed a better idea may be had of the talked of new route through the Grand Ronde and down the Snake river to Huntington. Work on the 16 miles. It is stated, will he com menced immediately. | Executive Commissioner McBride I Leaves for Visit to Portland. TO PREPARE FOR IDAHO DAY ...... R. AV. McBride, executive commis sioner from Idaho to fhe Portland ex position, left yesterday afternoon for , the fair city to remain two or three weeks, says the Boise Htatesmnn. One of the principal purposes of Commis sioner McBride In going to Portland at this time is to prepare for Idaho dnj at the fair, which has been set for Hep temlier 7. "1 want to make Idaho day the big gest day of the fair." said Mr. M ■ ; Bride before leaving, "and 1 think there • is an opportunity to do so. I am going j to try to arrange a novel program for i the day. AA'e already have one or two j unique plans for the day. One of these ! is the presence of the Idaho Rtate band on that day—an organization of fron 50 to 60 pieces representing every por tion of the Rtate —which will discourse sweet music to the assembled crowds. "Another plan I have Is to arrange for a monster parade—one that will attract the attention of everybody who chances to be in Portland nt the time. I am going to try to have the Idahoans march from the train, upon their ai rlval, to some central point in the city, disperse there and reform at the en trance to the fair grounds for a march through the grounds." I I or - No Organized Effort to Stop Ravage» j FOREST FIRES RAGING. Near Council. Council, July 28.—The fires are still raging In the forest In this vicinity and so far no organized effort Is being made to stop their spread. There are few available men here and no govern ment official to take the lead although telegrams have been sent Buperlnten dent F. A. Fenn urging him to come at once and organize to battle with the flames. The fire has burned over a large area already. Today It had almost reached the top of the divide and seemed to he headlong for the head of Cottonwood, where there Is a large and valuable body of timber. Later in the day the wind veefed to the south and checked the progress of the fire In a measure. but took It Into townabip 15, range 1 east. In which the Payette Lumber company. It Is said, has some Interests. Up to that time the fire had confined Itself to townships 16, 17 and 1«, range 1 east. The situation Is very serious and It will require heroic efTorts to subdue the flames. The underbrush Is very dry and gives the flre s terrible im petus. FOR SALA— SIS will buy a good | sulky. Enquire of J. B. Gobi«, or call at this office. 6t on for One at dnj big ■ for two band por DOINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. Electric Line Co. Granted 700 Feet of Wator Front on Snake River Avo. At the meeting held Saturday night the city council passed an ordinance granting the electric line company 709 feet on the water front on Snake river avenue for wharfage and terminal grounds. The application by E. H. Libby for an amendment to ordinance No. 221 granting him a street railway fran chise. was Indefinitely postponed after It had passed the second reading. The resolution describing the lands to be Included in the East Lewiston Improvement district was pa s s e d. The law requires that all residents on Normal hill living In the sewer dis trlct must connect their property with the sewer and the sewer Inspector was ordered to secure a list of all thoae who have not yet complied with the law It was ordered that the property owners on Main street, between Sixth and the court house, put In new side walks. An application by Ben Oruhs to con duct a saloon In the building formerly occupied by D. Allen, was granted. A communication from Governor Gooding was read In which the gover nor favored the organlsatln of a state band to be present at the Lewis and Clark exposition on Idaho day. The members of the band. It was suggested, should come from various parts of the state and the city of Lewiston could donate 1100 to defray expenses. The matter will be referred to the cltlsens. The finance committee's report shows the expense for printing and publishing for the last year to have been <1460.60. The council met again last night and opened bids for a piece of land on Fourth avenue three feet wide and also for another small strip in the Rlsdon tract. For the first named tract the bid of <6.26 by Rallie Crosier was ac cepted and for the latter tract the bid of Frank Morris of $16« was accepted. The rentier of Insuring the hose house and equipment of the fire de partment was referred to the fire and water committee. An ordinance was Introduced make It unlawful for teams to remain on Main street between the east line of New Rixth street and the west line of First.street for any length of time other than ts necessary for the loading nr unloading of such vehicles or for transacting other necessary business requiring the stoppnge of teams on the above described portion of Main street. The ordinance was read Hnd referred to thp Judlclarv committee. The pen alty for the violation of the ordinance Is fixed nt a fine of not more -than $10 or imprisonment In the city jail not to exceed ten days. An ordinance was Introduced provid ing for the taxing of the cost of ndver I tlslne of Impounded animals for snip to the owner of the animal. WILL STORE LUMBER AT TROY Kansas City Firm Lika tko Quality af Idaho Timber. Troy.* Idaho, July 3ft.— C. H. Terry, who Is the representative of the Cres cent Lumber company of aKnsas City, Mo., has leased two acres of Thomas Rtlnson at the spur, half a mile below town, and will erect a 500 foot shed In which to store the lumber which they are contracting from the mills In artd around Troy. Mr. Terry was here this spring and contracted several large shipments of Idaho lumber and It has given stich good satisfaction that the company has j decided to establish a base here. They have leased the ground on which the shed will stand for a period of five years. Keith Co. at tho Tempts Thoatsr. The Keith company presented "A Romance of Golden Gulch" at the Tem ple Monday night to an enthusiastic audience. The play ran amoothly and from the first act to the last fall of the curtain the audience showed Its ap predation by the generous applause. The story deals with the fortunes of a little waif of the mountains and the comedy Interspersed throughout was of the richest, causing roars of laughter, keeping the spectators bubbling ever with mirth. The piece will run for 3 j mght* and Wednesday matinee, then | t*e replaced by Nat Goodwin's great 1 j success. "A Wife's Devotion" for the j balance of the week. The Keith com 1 | >an y |* to he congratulated for the i excellent work and attractions given j ,,p > and should find ready support for ; tj, p enterprise. It Model's Mother (to painter)—"Well. I tells yer candid. Mr. Whustler, In fu tur' I ain't a-gotn' to allow you to paint my daughter in the nood, unless she wears something."—The New Yorker. FOR RENT—Two furnished rooms at 67$ Main street. tf for the $10 to HIS HARPOON FOR NS FISH Prosecutor Hcney kocp if the Game till aH the Tackle is Broke« Portland, July II. — In the trial a* Williams, Gesner and Biggs Williamson's nephew, Ernest Starry tentitled that there had been aa un derstanding between Gesner and htaa-~ self that Gesner should pay him MU' for Start's claim when he seoured patent from the government. Starr Is the witness who surrendered ' Saturday after being pursued tn the mountains east at Eugens, Ore. In the course of his testimony ho staled that 1 he left Portland so quickly after glvtag evidence at the previous trial, partly because he wished to escape agala tes tifying against his uncls. Dr. Gesner was recalled to deny Starr's testimony and Marlon Biggs verified the testi mony previously given, after which Prosecutor Heney began his argument for the government. Mr. Heney's argument was masterly and direct. At times he grew caustic, especially when he alluded to Congress man Williamson as the arch conspira tor and accused him of having planned the whole scheme. Mr. Heney contin ued; It has been Intimated In this trial' that I am after the big fish and not the little ones, and let me say thhtv while I am United States attorney if» Oregon I shall keep after the big fish. The purpose of these prosecutions Is to deter others. Do you accomplis!» this by catching the little fellow who took the bribe and let the millionaire briber go? ! tell you that the Impris onment of one of the millionaire bribe - givers has a more deterrent effect thaï» the sending to Jail of gome poor legis lator who Is Induced by his poverty to* lake the bribe. We will keep after the* big fish until every pole, line and bk of tackle In the government bo* 1*' broken. We pronose to make an ear ample of the neople who have beeiriA. the head of this graft and stop It." At the conclusion of the district at- torney's Hpeech court wm adjourned until tomorrow when the argument for the defense will he commenced. --- * BOOMING CAMP AT WARREN. Great Activity Thars This Bessenc Revival ef Old Properties. t. "A a the of 3 the the for fu she George Patterson, the miner-mer chant of Warren, has been In the city severul days this week, says the Capi tal News, a witness In the stage rob bery case before United States Com missioner Brown. "Things are prosperous with ua," said Mr. Patterson, "and the old camp is getting ready to revive some of Its old-time reputation its a gold producer. "The Bed-Rock Flume company has its new ill-edge Installed, and the pros pects ure good for a very successful, season. It Is a Bucyrus dredge, of the latest make, and as soon as It Is ad justed to the work, the managers look; for handsome returns on their Invest ment. . "The Little Giant company Is put ting in an electric plant and will in stall machine drills to hasten the de velopment work on their group Of claims. They expect to have sufficient ground opened by next season to jus tify a mill of large capacity, giving employment to n big force of men. "The Keystone people are working a good force on their property. They are not able to run the mill continuous ly, being short of stoplng ground, yet their cleanups have been good when ever they have had enough ore to make a run. As soon as they get additional ground opened up so that the mill wily have a steady supply of quarts, the company will do well. "The work on the Warren-Big Creek road Is getting along very nicely, and quite a section out of Warren has been completed. There are upwards of 199 men and teams engaged In the werk, and the contractors are crowding things as fast us possible. The completion of the road will be a big help to the town and thjjj o*mp generally, as a largo amount or travel will take that route to the Thunder Mountain country. "There Is more prospecting being done than for a number of years, and some good strikes are reported in the quartz leads opened up. Warren ts getting about due for another boom." at "What's Btevens doing now?" "Nothing." " But I was told »e was holding a government position." "He Is."—Milwaukee Sentinel.