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Successor to The Lewiston Teller-—Twice-a-Week Lewiston Teller, Established 187« LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1905 Inter-state News, Vil. 1i N*. DISASTROUS FIRE. flames Wipe Out a BuaijMaeJBIecb in | Clark sten.—Loos, $10,000. X disastrous Ore visited Clarkston | Wednesday monsing about 3 o'clock I end wiped out about a block of busi- ! nesa establishments. The fire was dis covered In Press & Clark's meat mar jet and spread rapidly to adjoining buildings. The water had been shut off the day before for the purpose of making repairs on the ditch and the only means of fighting the fire was with buckets and two chemical engines which were purchased by the city some time ago. These engines worked ad mirably and assisted by the bucket bri gade, brought thi flames under control after severe leases had been sustained. The absence of water was a serious drawback to subduing the fire and but for the chemical engines it is believed the entire business portion of the city would have been destroyed. The fact that scarcely any wind was blowing was a point which aided materially in preventing the flames from crossing the street and burning over a larger area. The fire was finally brought un der control nnd confined to the Parks' lumber yard, where It was subdued after several hours of heroic fighting. The origin of the fire is unknown but it is supposed to have started in the rear room of the meat market where some lard and grease was stored. The total loss is estimated at *10,00. Fol lowing are the names of those who suf fered by the Conflagration: C. M. Evans, building and contents; fully insured. D. B. Parks, office build'ng and lum ber; loss $1,Î00; Insurance *1,000. E. S. Brown, saloon building, loss *800; no Insurance. Clay estate, building, *800; no in surance. John Fisher, building *1200: insur ance *601}. O. O. Carroll, confectionery, *6r>0; no insurance. Leroy Jennings. *250; no insurance, i ! ! J. H. Reed, saloon. *1.000: no insur- j ance. ! Press & Clark, meat market. *1000. j insurance *300. It is understood that the majority of the buildings destroyed will soon be replaced by new ones of a more sub stantial character. SC1ENCE VS. YELLOW JACK. New Orleans Authorities Using Every Endeavor Aga inat the Disease. New Orleans, Aug. 1.-—Today wit nessed an increase in the number of deaths from yellow fever, a fact not unexpected, in view of the high tem perature which has prevailed the past two days. There was. however, the usual large preponderance of Italian names in the list of new cases and deaths. It is still possible to force all the new cases appearing to the origi nal foci. In the meantime the health authori ties and citizens are making arrange ments to give the results of their ob servations of the foci outside the origi nal district. In from 17 to 20 days it will become evident whether or not there is to be a spread from any of the outlying foci, and the health authorities will be the beginning of next week Include in the dally tables, besides the appearance of new foci from which there has been no secondary infection. On the results of these observations, they will he able to determine whether they can contract the disease and ultimately subdue it. The war against stegomyla still con tinues and oiling gutters and cisterns goes on with great energy and persist ence. Fire Destroys a Separator. Tuesday morning about 8 o'clock the separator belonging to Edwards A Carpenter, of Webb ridge, blew up and was destroyed by fire. The explosion was due to smut. The machine was working on the F. W. Kettenbach place about three miles south of town when the accident occurred. The explosion came without warning, blowing off the top of the machine and scattering Are in all directions. Only a small portion of the setting had been threshed and the flames spread rapidly to the stack. It waa soon evident that the Are was be yond control and an effort was made by the crew to save the machinery. The separator was enveloped in the flames, which precluded any attempt to save it and the engine was coupled onto the derrick , which waa hauled away to a safe distance and saved with slight damages. The stack, which contained "bout 125 sacks of unthreshed grain, waa totally deetroyed and some of the nain in the sack was damaged slightly. The separator was a total loss as no Insurance was carried on the machine. However, the Messrs. Edwards and •hrpentsr were not daunted by the re verse and came to town and ordered another outfit which it is expected will h* here today, thus enabling them to eo »*leto their threshing contracts for thla season with but Htt«- delay. 5 3 2 ABSTRACT SHEET. Reported by the Commercial Trust Ce, Au«. 2, 1905. i — Deeds. Anna M. Hayes et al to Stephen A. Coppinger, lot 16. block 29, City of Lewiston ; consideration, *10,000. Otis S. Monroe to E. è. Snider, lots 5 and 6, block 1. Riverside Add. to the City of Lewiston; consideration, *500. Silas Johnson et ux to "Wesley C. Lehman, lots 1, 2. 3 and SE 1-4 of NE 1-4 Sec. 11-33-3 E; consideration *6300. Fix. Sharner and Wright, to William F. Kettenbach, lot 1. block 20, City of Lewiston; consideration *16.001. Charles J. Smith et ux to Thomas McGrane, SE 1-4 of NE 1-4 Sec. 13 32-3 W.; consideration *250. Collett L. Harris to O. W. Crocker, lots R and 9. block 1. Campbell's Add. to City of Lewiston; consideration. * 2000 . Salvador Maranda to Mary S. Ma randa. lot 6. block 15, Mrs. S. C. Thompson's Second Add to City of Lewiston; consideration, love and af fection. T. M. Kellogg et ux to H. W. George. W 1-2 of SW 1-4 Sec. 2; E 1-2 of SE 1-4; NW 1-4 of SE 1-4; NE 1-4 of SW 1-4 Sec. 3-33-5 W; consideration. ÎR400. Ella M. Conley et mar to Andrew Thunborg. lots 24. 25. 36. 27. 28. block 4. Clearwater Add. to City of T-ewiston: consideration *1275. Patents. If. S. to Maurice F. Becker. S 1-2 of ! SE 1-4; SE 1-4 of SW 1-4 Sec. 23: ! NE 1-4 of NE 1-4 Sec. 26-30-4 E. Final Receipts. TT. S. to Charles J. Smith, SE 1-4 of NE 1-4 Sec. 13-32-3 W. TT. S. to Silas Johnson, lots 1. 2. 3. SE 1-4 of NE 1-4 Sec. 11-33-2 E. Aug. 3—Deeds. G. W. Crocker et ux to A. K. Blddi son, lots 8 and 9 and 10 feet of lot 7. all in block 1. Campbell's addition to the City of Lewiston: consideration *1550. John R. Wadsworth et ux to E. C j Snirlpr lo ts 3 nnd 4 WO ck 17 . R iver- j ! view addttlon to the City of Lewiston: j j consideration *250. j Prince E. Stookev. probate judge, to | R, Stevens, lot 8. block 28, lot 1. block 13. lot 9, block 26. Town of Nezperce; i-onsiderntion *6.60. Patents. IT. 8 . to Richard F. Smith, lots 3, 4. 5 and 6. and SAV 1-4 of NW 1-4 See. 5-40-4 E. IT. S. to Charles A. Niles. E 1-2 of! NW 1-4: E 1-2 of SW 1-4 Sec. 27-41-j 3 E. ! Warranty Deed. Z. A. Johnson et ux to the Nezperee | Water Power Co.. SE 1-4 of Sec. 14-35 2 E.: consideration *40.000.00. SUGAR BEETS IN PANHANDLE Big Crop in the Corbin Fields Yield Eight Tons to Acre. I Lovell. Idaho. Aug. 2.—The large force of laborers employed by D. C. Corbin In his beet fields adjacent to this place has finished the work of weeding and cultivating and the crop is "laid by" for the present season. Mr. Corbin has isnn acres in beets on lands leased from the Coeur d'Alene Indians. In the work of preparing the ground employment was given to 40 white men and SO horses. The labor of weeding, thinning, sparing and top ping the beets was done hy Japanese,, as they are peculiarly fitted to that kind of work and are not adapted to the handling of horses. An average of 150 Japs has been constantly employed since the work of cultivation began. These laborers all worked hy contract at a certa'n price per acre and made good wages, ns they often worked 14 hours per day. and at times. even longer. In the earlier part of the growing season the weather was very favorable as there was an abundant rainfall, and the present Indications are for a heavy yield. A conservative estimate of the production is about eight tons per acre, or nearlv 15.000 tons for the entire tract In cultivation. Band Concert Saturday Evening. The following program will he ren dered hy the band tomorrow evening at the corner of Main and Fécond streets; March. Overture. "Enchantress." r. W. Dai by. Walts. "Italian Nights." Tobani. Trombone solo, "Rocked In the Cra dle of the Deep." by Frank Haner. "The Royal Circle" (Malang*). Dol by. March, selected. At the close of the street concert the band will proceed to the Schleicher park, where dancing will be engaged in the remainder of the evening. J. R. SCOTT. Director. Charles Frazer expect* to open up in Clarkston with a fine line of ladle* and gents* furnishing goods about the first of the month In the building Ju*t va cated bv the Clarkston Drug Store TEMPEST IN ft TEAPOT OVER GARBLED DISPATCH Mr. Johnson's Opponents and Mr. Stillinger's Friends Misled by Lewiston Press Report of Attorney Ruick's Interview. A tempest in a teapot has been stirred up over the appointment of Miles S. Johnson as assistant U. 8. Attorney for the northern district of Idaho and some very interesting de velopments have been made in the past few days with rumors of more to fol low as the days go by. An informal meeting of the resident members of the county central committee was called Monday night and a protest draw-n up which it is said was forwarded to the Attorney General at Washington. It Is ulso alleged that Register J. B. West of the Lewiston land office took a flying trip to Wallace to lodge a protest with Senator Heyburn. though this is de nied by both parties. Moscow friends of Attorney Stillin ger, who first received the appointment and later had his name withdrawn at the Instance of U. S. Attorney Rulck have rushed into print in an attaçk up on Mr. Rulck. In making this attack they use as the basis of their criticism a garbled press dispatch which mis quotes Mr. Ruick and gives to his in terview an entire different meaning than was expressed in the same dis patch printed in the Roise papers where the interview was had. Mr. Rulck's friends in the city are very Indignant over what seems to have been a pre meditated attempt to discredit him in order to create public sentiment against hls OITlr ' lal n, ' tlona - Th « Garbled Paragraph. The Boise Statesman under the date of July 31 gives the identical interview .sent out by the Associated Press dis patch except in the opening words of the paragraph referred to by Mr. Ruick's Moscow assailants. The para graph as printed in the Statesman reads as follows: "Until the meeting of the grand jury in this city recently, I. of course, did not consider there was any evidence connecting cither Mr. Kester or Mr. Kettenhach with the alleged land frauds In the north. Rut since both these men. who lend the faction that has opposed the appointment of Mr. Johnson, have been indicted hy the grand Jury, their objections are rob bed of much of their weight, ns it Is necessary to secure a man to assist the Cnited States attorney in the north who would not hamper the govern ment hy any especially friendliness to ward the men who are to he tried." The Associated Press dispatch of the same interview 'dentlcal in every other word except as to this paragraph pub lished in the Lewiston paper, reads as follows: "In the matter of the grand jury in thie city recently. I of course did not consider there was any evidence con necting either Mr. Kester or Mr. Ket tenhach with the alleged land frauds in the north: hut since both these men who lead the faction that has opposed the appointment of Mr. Johnson have been indicted hy the grand jury, their objections are robbed of most of their weight as it Is necessary to secure a man to assist the TTnited States attor ney In the north who would not ham per the government hy any special friendliness toward the men who are I to he tried." Senator Hayburn'a Position. Concerning the visit of Mr. West to J Wallace the Wallace Pres* of Wednes R ^ l8ter *r_ We 'l 0 V h< ,8nd ! office at Lewiston was In Wallace yes terday between trains and held a con ference with Senator Heyburn. He was said to be here on private busi ness. but It Is rumored that he was also here to protest to the senator on the appointment of Miles 8. Johnson as assistant United States district attor ney for Idaho. The appoinment of Mr. Johnson has! stirred up considerable contention in Lewiston. He is the arch political en emy of the men who have been indict- | ed by the grand Jury for connection ! with the land frauds and it has been j alleged that he mas appointed to proae cute them and draw attention to them so that other violators of the law In 1 Idaho might escape. Lewiston Member* Chosen. Swain Beatty, of Caldwell, who has been selected as leader of the state band to be sent to the Lewis and Clark exposition on Idaho day. has chosen J. B. Pollard and H. Tilley, of this city as members of the band from Lewiston. A letter to this effect was received a few days ago by Messrs. Pollard and I Last Thursday night a meeting of the committeemen of the Republican party was held in Lewiston and the appoint ment of Mr. Johnson was scored. A dispatch to Spokane telling of the meeting says it was the intention of the members to take the matter to the president and if possible implicate Sen ator Heyburn, whom It is claimed, is a stockholder in the Commercial Trust company, which is said to have lots of timber in Northern Idaho and that Johnson is the attorney for this com pany and hls appointment was made through the influence of Senator Hey burn to protect hls interests. The dis patch also said that an effort would be made to prove that Senator Hey burn was trying to Injure the Lewis ton National bank, whose officials have been indicted. Senator Heyburn was seen and de clared that If the visit of Mr. West was for that purpose he did not know it. The senator also characterized the story printed In Spokane about the contest and the charges against him as child's play, but said he preferred not to go into print about. the mat ter. Later, however, he said that his choice for the position was not named and that Mr. Johnson was named through the influence of United States Attorney Rulck. The senator declared that Mr. Ruick had asked him what he thought of Johnson and he had re plied that as the man was to assist Ruick. anyone satisfactory to Ruick would be all right. Senator Heyburn said that in such matters where the appointment had to lie practically a confidential clerk he did not wish to Interfere. Whatever the real facts are In the case, it is certain that there is a fac tional tight on in the republican ranks In this slate of large proportions, and thnt Senator Heyburn is having the hardest Job of his life in half-way satisfying hls constituency. There Is further rumor that Chair man Stearns has heen importuned to I : I I man Stearns has heen importuned to call the central committee together and draft a formnl protest in behalf of the | county organization whose recommen dation has heen totally ignored. Mr. Stearns reached the city lilts morning | tmt has nothing to say concerning the ! pending meeting lint such development ; Is more than probable. Meanwhile Mr. I Johnson, safe behind a commission dl- ! rect from the\\ttorney General of the United Stntes, having duly qualified, sits complacently in hls office and awaits developments, believing that no charges ran he lodged against him thnt will tic sufficient to oust him from office. No Foar of Persecution. U. S. Attorney Rulck. interviewed by the Boise Capital News relative to the appointment, said: "The need of an assistant was ap parent when I first went into office, nnd I made the application at the time. I was informed that there was no appro priation then for the payment of an assistant, and the matter had to he de ferred until the beginning of the pre sent fiscal year. "Mr. Johnson made an excellent re cord ss prosecuting nttorney of Nez Perce county during the four years J that hP fll j ed that potion, and I have no doubt hP prave a very valuable ! assistant. Hi* appointment will have no hearing on the prosecution of the land fraud case*, and no one who has been Indicted on these charges need fear that if will affect them. o,r that It means any persecution on the part of the government. "From present advices from the de partment of justice, I will have entire charge of the land cases. At lenst the intimation Is made that, unless I should fl„a that the work wtil be such that I need assistance, no one will be sent | here from the outside to aid me in these ! prosecutions. The cases will be called ! j „t the term beginning at Moscow on the ! third Monday In October, but whether | the triais will he had at that time or ! 1 not. It 1« impossible to say so far in ! it is Impossible to say so far in advance." I Tilley from Mr. Beatty, and requesting them to be at Caldwell on the date de cided upon for starting to Portland. The decision to send a state band to the exposition on Idaho day has created considerable Interest, and the move Is a commendable one in that it will no doubt prove a splendid advertisement for Idaho. LARGE AREA BURNED. State Officers Raport 2500 Acraa Fin* Timb*r Ruinad. of | | ! Moscow, Aug. 2.—The Journal soys: Commissioner Munaon returned from the fire district on the Clearwater this morning. In conversation with him we learn the exact extent and damages of the fire as far as can be ascertained. "The state land suffered little or no damage." said Mr. Munson, "and as I am not thoroughly acquainted with the individual holdings, am unable to state the exact damage done by the fire. However, the estimate la placed at about 2500 acres of valuable timber de stroyed. "The men worked hard and faithfully and are deserving of much credit. The condition of the soil made it much eas ier for fire fighting than hitherto ex pected, being soft and yielding easily to the shovel. "Several men are still in the fire dis trict with authority to arrest any per sons leaving lighted fires. The feeling In that district is very bitter against the men whose careless actions have caused such damaging results in forest fires during the past few years. "The threat ofttlmes repeated, and which I think, should opportunity per mit, will be carried out to the letter, In to the effect that persons wilfully setting fire to timber will In the future be dealt with according to legal Ideas of the inhabitants, which means lynch ing," READY FOR PEACE CONFERENCE Plenipotentiaries Will Make Formal Call at Oyster Bay Today. New York, Aug. 4.—All arrangements are practically complete for conveying the pence envoys of Russia and Japan from New York to Oyster Bay, where they will he received hy the president, nnd from there to Portsmouth. N. H. The Russian plenipotentiaries and their suite will embark on the cruiser Chnttannogn at the foot of Twenty thrd street at 9 o'eloek tomorrow morn ing. The Japanese plenipotentiaries will embark an hour later at the same point on the cruiser Taeomn. The ves sels will arrive nt Oyster Bay within I half an hour of one another. After the luncheon to he given' hy »tie president on the Mayflower Is over and : the president has departed the Japan ese party will embark on the Boiphin. I the Russian plenipotentiaries and their suite remaining on the Mayflower, and I (lie two vessels will proceed to Ports mouth. convoyed hy the cruiser Gal veston. A slow run north will he made, so that Portsmouth will he reached Monday morning. The envoys will he received by the Admiral com manding the Portsmouth navy yard. WATER TOO LOW. Mountain Gtm Returns from Trip to Corral Creek After Reaching Mouth of Grande Rondo. i ---- j The steamer Mountain Gem returned 1 yesterday afternoon from a trip to the mouth of the Grand Ronde. The boat left Tuesday, with the Intention of go ing up as far ns Corral creek to bring down a load of marble from the quar ry to lie used in the construction of the new Normal School building. It was found that the river was so low that to continue the trip up stream would be assuming too much risk. The mouth of the Grand Ronde was reached with much difficulty, it requiring 14 hours to traverse the distance from Lewiston. Five rapids had to be lined over and the progress was necessarily very slow. It Is claimed thnt the water Is now lower than ever known at this season und should It reach n much low er stag- It Is feared navigation will be seriously interfered with. The trip to the Grand Ronde wns made for the purpose of bringing down a shipment of sheep for H. C. DeBeanmont. It was Intended to bring down 1.000 head, hut owing to a bear getting into the corral the night before and scattering the flock, only 800 were put aboard. They are rputton sheep and will be shipped to the British Columbia mar ket*. Engineer Schubert, v.ho will have charge of the government work on the upper river, arrived In the city yester ! da >' and ,f I" * al d if arrangements can ! **" made h av e him accompany the | Mountain Gem and do some blasting ! ahe! * d of ,hp boot - nn " n ° rt wlH ! mad< * *° reach Corral creek and bring down a load of granite next week. If this cannot be done. It Is understood, the trip will be abandoned until higher stage of mater. The large fire bell recently contract ed for by the city council from the Cincinnati Bell Foundry Co., provided it proved satisfactory, mas shipped hack yesterday and the new one Just ordered is expected to reach here mith in the next 10 day* or two weeks. TEST OF FELLOW SERVANT LAW' Contractor Not Liable fir NagllfPR*^ of Follow Servant. Moscow. Idaho, All*. 2.—'ThS SU preme court has handed down an Im portant decision in the case «C Owl'. Larson against F. X Le Doux, In w »t ' the verdict of the lower court of $899 in favor of Larson is set aside end t#- Doux is held not Itehte. ' The decision involves asms Inport- ■ ant points of the felleH servant lew, Mr. LeDoux, a Lewiston oo utf stor . had the contract for budding tbo EM temple in this city. Mr. Burko was tBo foreman at the work, and Instructed' Mr. Knowles how to sroet s sesffOM' for the use of the bricklayers and after - the scafTold had been partly comp l eted Carl Larson, the plalnttd, was called ' to assist In finishing It. Aftdr the scaf fold had been finished Knowles commenced to wheel 1 mortar onto It for the use of the l masons. Within an how the scaffold broke and Larson and Knowles MTa distance of 17 feet. tarpon tad A tan* - in hls foot broken and sued for 81999 . . The Jpry awarded him 1*19, but the supreme court holds that LsDouX Is not liable at all. The court finds: "The question arises under those facts whether It whs the duty of LeDoux to construct tta scaffold or was hls duty ended In that* regard when he furnlahed sufficient material therefor. We think hie duty ended when he furnished sufficient and' suitable material." In overruling the motion fW a ref hearing the court holds that were tta contractors held liable In such cases ns this they would he compelled to dth nil their own work. Judge 8. 8. Denning and M. A. Grif fith represented LeDoux. PAID $10000. A. Coppinger Buy* Mein Street Property fer Which Ha Pay* Above Sim. 8. A, Coppinger on Wednesday closed' a deal with James Hays, Anne M. , Hays and Mary TTnyi for the ground and buildings of the Mint saloon and" linrlier shop nnd the Women's ffk rhnnge restaurant The property toe a frontage of 42 feet wMh a depth Of 153 feet and the price peld was 810. Orto, Mr, -Coppinger my* ho will, en gage In hls former business again bjr the first of the month and will occupy one of the rooms n« the site of hls purchase. He also stilted that this wee the only favorably located piece of Main street property thnt he could find for sale and Is well satisfied with the deni. He has conducted a successful business in Lewiston for several years past and was one of the victims of the recent fire in which he lost his entire stock of goods, and carried no Insur ance. - OUT OF COMMISSION MONDAY 8t**m*r Spokane Will Bo Laid Up on Monday fo|- Repair*. ----— It Is understood that orders have been issued that tit* "tenmer Spokane, after making hyr trip to Rlparia Mon day will he placed on the ways there for repairs. What the nature of the re pairs to lie made are. Is not yet known tmt It is presumed that they are quite extensive mu! some time will elapse before the bom will lie ready for ser vice again. This Will place the river transportation on :t. three-times-a week service, as mi-*--, the case during tlie time the steamer Lewiston was un dergoing repairs. The extremely lov eater now neces sitates two line-tip-- between here and Klpnrla. hut it is thought that with the asslntanee of the government dredge bout Wallowa river transportation may be maintained, even though a con siderable further fall in the water oc curs. The dredge Is now corking on the ohnnncl below Lewiston and with the large new 11-foot rake which was installed recently, it Is thought much more effective work can be accom plished. H. A. Bartsch Dead. II. A. Bnrt"ch, of Nashville, Iowa, died nt the home of W. H. Skinner, of this city, yesterday morning shortly after midnight. Mr. Bartsch was a prominent business man of hls home town and came here about * week ago accompanied by hls father-in-law, H. R. Laird. The deceased was suffering from diabetes and the trip to Lewiston was made In the hope that a change of climate might better his rapidly falling condition. The Fife of the deceased is a cousin of Mr*. Skinner nnd Mrs. I -wird of this city nnd he was visiting at their homes while he*-<*. Mr. Bartsch was about 40 years old. A wife and a boy about 10 yeftrs of age survive him. The remains were shipped yesterday to Nashna. Iowa, for Interment. The body was accompanied on Its journey by H. B. Laird, father-in-law of the deceased.