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►♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦• I I 1 1 11 I ****** >♦ ♦♦♦» News of Idaho Towns •* 1 1 11 » ** I M ►♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦■ I" U ll | "H»>*** * WW TO TRAIN IDAHO MILITIA. Major Davison, U. S. A. Retired, Will^ Have Charge of the Work ■Washington, Aug. igo the war departm -A few days t announced jhat Major Lorenzo P Davison, U. S. A, retired, had. with his own consent, been detailed for duty with the organ ized militia, the national guard, of the state of Idaho, at Boise, for a period of four years. This is a step in the car rying out of a policy recently formu lated by the general staff of the army. The policy provides that as many offi cers as are willing and able to serve, after retirement, shall be detailed with the national guard of the different states and with as many of the larger military schools of the country as Is practicable, and that they shall super vise the teaching of discipline and mil itary tactics and the drilling and gen eral training and equipment of the soldier-to-be. in this way the national .guard and military schools of the coun try receive training at practically no cost, from officers of the regular army who have been trained at West Point, the llnest military school in the world and who have probably seen a vire In the field as well as ; year of barrack life, camping ling. The appointment of Major Davison Is an excellent Illustration of the cali ber of the men who are taking up this work, and If the standard of officers detailed for this work is as high and favorable the United States volunteer soldier w ill !>.• even better in the future than lie has proven himself in the past. et 1 vo ser nr after ml d di DEVELOPMENT ON OROGRANDE Porphyry Oueen"Group Makes an Ex cellent Showing this Season. M.M. Clark was an Orogrande visitor Tuesday, ways the Elk City Mining News. Mr. Clark is interested in the Porphyry Queen •with Claud Powers and Geaorgc McLaughlin. The proper ty is located on the great dyke belt a few miles north of the Hogan mine and ! ........... adjoins the Ben Hur group. There are) fifteen claims in the Porphyry Queen group and the great zone striking northerly and southerly through this property is over 2.000 feet wide. The owners have also taken a water right on Five Mile creek ami have secured the old Pioneer ditch to carry water to the property. This ditch gives them a head of over 900 feet. They repaired the old ditch and used the water last spring for strl hill through Surface assay age $2.40 per t tunnels averages of four and five dol lars have been obtained, showing a large increase in value as depth is gained Mr Clark is very enthusiastic «over the showing on tils property and says it w||| rank first among the great mines of the district. iPl'ii'g the si irfnce i iff the which this zone | .asses. •s on 1 Ihix pi operty n vér toil 111 ■ gold. while in tbe OLD FLORENCE RELICS. Tell of the Times When Gold Ruled the Famous Carr*p. In Florence a te old time able inter " as an old ;>!, muzzle ossil.lv half and a few ■ ■ ■ -1 of wash Coroner Ii vln, while few days ago, secured son relics that are of considei % est, says the Standard, tine single shot derringer pist loader, cap and ball, made | a century ago. It wax f. year's ago under seventeen f gravel, on Allison creek, where it had evidently been lost l.y ore of the min ers in the early Ws. and covered up by the placer sediment washed down since that time. There is t |„ treas ure box that came to the camp in IM',2. and was used for storing gold dust would hold a little oyer two quarts of hop 'nine'^b T' " T, ' Pr# '** " did vine ' C, " ne th0, '* ,n ,xe! - -nd bovs off ln ' -, ' rryin k the tunes nnrt h-ï ° f ^ reams for ~ ♦ ho m », M ' r>y th 9* •nnu* of vnem never saw In reim, were presente ' Th, ' rur Florence hotel ' ' ° T V?P "' in " of th, \ FOREST cTqito ES AGAIN RAGING. Three Different Section, i„ , daho Ar , Burning. —* Moscow. Idaho. —State Land missions C. J. Munson has received word that forest fires are again rag ing In different sections of Northern Idaho. Five fires are raging |„ tho roflno district, six in the Pierce City district and one in the Dent district near Kendrick. All of them are beyond control. Mr. Munson tats sent out about 50 men to fight the flames and the Potlatch Lumber companv has about the same number In the field. Mr. Munson states that all of the fires are of 'ncendlary origin, the result of a feud between the lumbermen and the settlers. The latter claim that the company has taken up a créât deal of alleged timber land and orevenfed the settlers from securing any of It STATE ASKING BIDS FOR ROADS Tvvo New Highways t0 Be Constructed in Shoshone County. Wallace. Idaho. Aug. 7—M. E. Lew is, secretary of the Idaho Inter-mountain road commission, has called for bids for fhe construction of two new roads and a trail in Shoshone county. The first is the Placer creek road to the summit of the St. Joe lange, about two and three-quarters tidies in length. The trail will extend from the present trail at Cedar creek south to the St. Joe river, about in miles. The second road is known as the Hex-Raven road. It will extend from the box mill, on the east fork of the Nine Mile creek, over the Nine Mile pass to the mouth of Granite creek at Ravel.. It will be about 12 miles long. The roads and trail are to be con structed according to the survey and specifications of George R. Trask, coun ty surveyor of Shoshone county, who is the engineer in charge. The specifi cations may he seen at his office after August là. The bids must be submitted to Mr. Lewis at the Ryan hotel, Wallace, on or before noon. September 1. and must be accompanied by 5 per amount bid. Persons arc bid on cither the roads separately or upon all three. A bond for 20 per cent bid must be dej ful bidder. rent of the permitted t > or the trail of the amount of the ■ sited by the suceess %ALE OF IDAHC TIMBER. A $40,000 Deal Closed for 9.000 Acres Near Council. Boise. Aug. f,.—A deal has just been closed in this city by which the Pay ette Lumber company becomes the possessor of 9.000 acres of timber land In the vicinity of Council, formerly owned by the Ctah Land and Lumber company. The price paid is said to be in the neighborhood of $40,000. The agreement was entered into only the other day, before the recent timbr firs in the vicinity of Council broke out. The lands lay In the region that wäs swept by the (lames, and accord ing to reports the fire caused a gre ii mi I rpui ir* tux- mt x un.-,, v. .. n* > » () f uneas'ness among the local men ..... • -■ *'—*— interested in the sate of the timber lands. It has since been learned, how ever. that the timber included in the deal was not burned and the sale has been consumated. The lands included In the .deal are situated on the middle and east forks of- Weiser river and are said to he especially rich in yellow pine. New Plant for Potlatch Lumber Co. William Deary, general manager of the Potlatch Lumber Co., has closed a contract with J. T. Gamble, of Spo kane. to furnish the brick for the new sawmill to lie located in Latah coun ty. at the mouth of Rock creek, about fifteen miles east of Palouse. says the Moscow Mirror. The contract calls for 1.500.000 hrick. which will be manu factured on the mill site, on the com pany's lands, where there a large and valuable bank of clay. These brick will also enter Into the construction of the monster kiln and smoke stack. This will he the largest saw mill in the northwest. The company has recently purchased about 400 acres o fland In the Rock Creek country, which will be used as a mill site, log and lumber yard. This means that the glory of Palouse as the principal manufacturing and d'strlhuting point of the Potlatch Lumber Co. has forever departed. Some point in Latah county, at a place much nearer the company's large holdings, will be the companv's principal place of business. Stocking the Creeks With Trout. Walla, Aug. The Union J c. Scott, secretary of the Walla Wall« Rod and Gun Club, yesterday received an order from the state fish commissioner, directed to the superin tendent of the trout hatchery at Dart requesting that he deliver to the representatives of the club 20.000 Che lan trout. The superintendent of the hatchery has been communicated with the matter and Officer Ben Wolf has consented to go to Dartford after the trout. He will start right away. The young trout will be brought to Walla Walla in large cans of fresh water and planted In upper Mill Creek ns soon as they arrive. Arrangements have been made by the club for the prompt trans fer of the trout from the railroad to the creek. Mill Creek is already a very good fishing stream, and with the planting of the trout this year in large quantities will mnke it still better later on. Asotin Wheat Yistds. The highest yields thus f ar reported are: Geo. Ausman. wheat. 4714 bush els to the acre, and Charles Meador, barley, «5 bushels, machine measure. These are not bad for a beginning, but Just wait until you hear from other quarters.—Sentinel. "H»>*** * WW A New Brand of Cigars. Saniuel Wolff, of the H. & K. Cigar factory, now has three men employed at the factory making the El Lobo. a clear Havana cigar, which will be placed upon the market as soon as the boxes arrive and the cigars are prop erly seasoned. The tobacco used in the manufacture of these cigars is some what different to that used in other makes. It Is of the very best quality Havana and particular care must be taken in preparing them for the mar ket. They must be well seasoned and in a manner that preserves the aroma °f the tobacco. The length of time for proper seasoning varies in different lo calities. The climat!, conditions of Lewiston. It is said, is as favorable as Key West for the manufacture of clear Havana goods and only a short time will be required here to place the new brand on the market in first-class con dition. These goods are being made to compete with the best Havana cigars on the market and it is believed that no difficulty will be encountered in finding a ready sale for a large output. Will Rebuild Fort Walla Walla. "Actual construction work on the i rebuilding of Fort Walla Walla will be gin on or before the 15th of August." announced Captain Noble H. Creager, who will l>e In charge of the construe-i • ion on behalf o fthe government last! night. v The appropriation of $100.000, secur-I cd through the efforts i if Sc mi tor An 1 keny hns been -, ivailable for a number of months, says i the IT lion. but the bankruptcy proc codings . nf G< fid ie 1 h-os.. ! who had the contract for doing tin work. has caused many delays. The Cnited States Fidelity and Guaranty Co., of Baltimore, Maryland, which had signed thp bonds of the original con tractors. have concluded to assume the obligations of the contract and do the construction work Boise River Lowest in Years. According to the record kept by the j geological survey officers, the Boise j river, during the first half of the pre- | sent month, shows a less volume of water than fur any period since gov ernment measurements have been re corded. The figures made public- show the average for the first 15 days was but a little more than one-third the flow for the corresponding period of 1904, and scarcely more than one-half of that of 1902. The statement further says that was a measurement made on July 19. and there were 991 second-feet flowing, as compared with 2350 seeond-feen in 1904. and 2000 second-feet for 1902. These measurements are made at Highland, about 14 miles above Boise, and above the head of all the great canals that water the Boise valley. Artesian Well in Latah County. G. W. Johnson reports a singular in cident which happened to him this morning. While drilling for water on the Lyons farm he struck a small sc ream. about the size of a straw. Wish ing to reach a spade which had fallen by hts side, lie put his foot over the stream when immediately the surface for several feet arming gave way and the water spurted on seven or eight feet high Johnson fell In the water and it was some time hefore he was able to get sound footing. He says that the water is spreading and at present part of the farm presents the appearance of a good sized lake.—Mos cow Star. Texas Wants Canal. Victoria. Texas. A»g. At a state convention here today made up of rep resentatives of the commercial organ izations of Texas steps were taken to organize an international canal league. The aim of the league is to In terest the federal government 111 the construction of a canal for light draft vessels extending from the Rio Grande river below Point Isabel to the city of Dohaldsonville on the Mississippi river j In Louisiana. The promoters of the | project rlnim that the proposed water- 1 way would throw open a large section j of rich roqntry and afford cheap and direct communication with deep-water ports Where Parsimony Failed. Luck moves in a oeoiillar way at times, says the Moscow Journal. Geo. Weber hns been advertising to give away every tent*> whip sold. Yesterday a well to do fanner came into his shop and wanted a whip. Mr. Webber show ed him some good whips, hut the man did not want them. He wished some thing cheaper. He was shown the cheap whips and nally picked out a very cheap one. When he went to pay Weber told him it was the tenth whip and therefor It was his for nothing. The man looked foolish for a moment and then walked out. telling himself what be was. FOR RENT—Two furnished rooms <75 Main atreet. tf PEOPLE OF THE DAY The Mikado's I'eitre Envoy. Barou Jutaro Koinuru, the senior plenipotentiary designated by tile mi kado to bring about a settlement of the eastern war, Is Japan's present for eign minister. Baron Komura was ed ucated In this country and was former ly Japanese minister at Washington, where lie was sneeeeded by Mr. Taka hlra, who will assist him in represent lug the interests of Japan. From Washington Komura was sent to St. Petersburg as minister from his coun try During the war between China and Japan Komura held a high place in Japan's foreign ministry. At the close of the war with China tie became i 'frui v : vftf 1 he bee .■une foreign i min aud d isplayed gr i'U t il ability in g'iniiig time» ! which to prepare fjr t j j | ■ ' T" . UAROX Jt TAItO KOMfiKA. Japanese minister at Peking. In 1002 aine foreign min adroitness and Japan Ii inflict be tween his . niutry and Russia, which fur two years appeared inevitable. Mr. Komura is about fifty-five years old and was one of the first Japanese to he sent to the Tinted States to be ■ Inerted. He was graduated from Harvard and holds a degree from that university. 'Hie plenipotentiaries of both Russia and Japan will he intrusted with full I»ower to negotiate and conclude a treaty of peace, subject, of course, to ratification by their respective home governments. 4 Muxirlnn anil Inventor. Josef Hofmann, the great pianist, is n very clever electrician and devotes nearly all his spare time to science. When he was a youngster 1ns father forbade him to skate on the lee for fear that a fall might injure his hands, whereupon young Hofmann promptly invented a pair of skates that could be folded up and pul In the pocket, so that he could slip away ami enjoy hi ; stolen pleasure. Ills many tngeniou, devices attracted the attention of Edi son. who always sends him any new invention which he has completed. j | 1 j The Mlnlater to Panama. Charles E. Magoon, who has been ap pointed Fulled States minister at Pan ama, is at present governor of the ca nal zone and a member of the execu tive committee of the canal commis sion. The determination of the president to ha ve the offices of governor of the canal zone and minister to Panama filled by tbe same man was reached soon after tin* reorganization of the isthmian canal commission two or three months ag i. Experience has demonstrated that a conflict of authority is likely to arise between the governor and the minister, and in addition confusion was created M r CHABI.K K. MAGOON. among the Panamans. particularly the officials of the republic, by the pres ence of two officers exercising similar powers. When the canal commission was reor ganized a few months ago Mr. Magoon succeeded Major General George W. IT. 8. A., as head of the second department and governor of the canal zone, which position put under his con trol the administration of the sanitary work at Colon and Panama. Prior to his appointment last year as general counsel of the canal commission he Was the law officer of the Insular af fairs bureau of the war department and is the author of a work entitled 'The I-aw of Civil Government Under Military Occupation." Mr. Magoon is forty-four years old. a native of Minnesota and was born on a ihirtn. He vxorked his way through the University of Nebraska aud practiced law at Lincoln. Neb., until tlx yean ago. miiii i innii You Dont Have to Worry About getting rooms at Portland, while at tending the Exposition, if you engage them "î ' in advance at The DeKum Homestead which is in charge of Lewiston people Newly furnished modern house. First class grill in connection—open day and night A beautiful home-like place, surrounded by an abundance of flowers and shade trees From Union Depot take car marked "M" get off at corner of 13th and Morrison streets! Remember the name ! The DeKum Homestead 171 -i 3 th St. Portland, Oregon .A**** mm n g , t ) I J I [ I ( 7 j n-f-f i ! I I n , , , j t t j—, | ) | |j^ The Horseshoe Lunch Counter For First Class Meals j. Open Day and Night i Second and Main Street» - - Phone 2511 mu t-ttti 11 tt 111 t" i' 1111 iii n M. F. WILLIAMS, Optician OPPOSITE TEMPLE THEATRE EXAMINATIONS FREE MILLER & WRIGHTER 'TVIL ENGINEER» Water Works, Sewerage. Municipal Ini piev »meets, Irrigation ami Power Plan'' OLT,. CITY Hall - LEWISTON IDAIL. Phones 1491—1871 Branch offices—410 Wash ngtou Block, Seattle Wash; 76 Jamison, Bldg, Spokane, Wash ; 12 Judd Bldg. Pendleton, Ore ... SEE ... POTVIN & PITTOCK Real Estate, Loans and Insurance LEWISTON, IDAHO EUGEN L GASSER & CO. General Commission Merchants and dealers in all kinds of Garden agtd Field Seeds, Hay, Bran. Shorts, Bar ley, etc. 806 East Main Street, Lewiston, Idaho LUDA HARLOW STENOGRAPHER TYPEWRITER Room 10; Thiessen building. Hours 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.; Bollinger House, hours 4 to 7 p. m. Telephone 2031. MIMEOGRAPH WORK. FREDERICK D. CULVER ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR Suit 26, Adams Block, LEWISTON, IDAHO. Bernard P. Duffy G. Orr MrMinimy McMINIMY 4L DUFFY, Attorneys at Law. Practice in all courts of Idaho and Washington, Criminal law a specialty Room 14, Thiessen Bleck. Tel 2811 The H. & K. Cigar tOc and 2 for 25c Chief Joseph Cigar 5c at all Dealers FARN ER a BARTLETT. Mfre. Lewiston, Idaho. °°OOOCXXXDOOOOOQOOOOCXXXXX 30 To Cura a Cold in One Day Take' Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab lets. All druggists refund the money If It falls to cure. E. W Grove's signa ture la on each box. J5c. tf SUBSCRIBE FOR THE NEWS a PACKAGE TEAS Chase ft Sanborn's' Package Teas. No other I They are always the same. Fragrant and delicate. Kept so by the sealed package. •' THE RUSSELL GROCERY Sells this TEA and carries as large and complete a stock of fancy and high grade gro ceries as any store in the state AND Oregon Short line Union Pacific ONLY LINE EAST VIA SALT LAKE aud DENVER TWO TRAINS DAILY niv't SCHEDULE RIPftRiA c AST MAIL -For Pomeroy. Wailsburg. Dayton. Walla Walla - Pendleton. i'-ikv. City and nil point? Fast departs* daily............. t.' PRESS tor por tmt-! M«lK, all points East departs.. . .10:11 k -AST MAlu From *P poll'd- E-'St. HaKi" «'ill Pendleton. Halla Walla Dayton. Waitsburg. Pom • eroy, arrives dally......... ixeRESS form all potnD East, Baker City. Bari Francisco. °ortland. rives dally............ 1:41 e-n STEAMER LINES Snake River Route DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY. Riparla, Wash., Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Wash.—Steamer Lewiston leaves Riparla at 6:40 a. m. on Mon days, Wednesdays and Fridays, steamer Spokane leaves Riparla 5 a. m. on Sundays, Tuesdays an Thursdays; no steamer out of RiP ar a Saturdays. Steamer Lewiston lea' e * Lewiston at 7 a. m. on Tuesdays. Thursdays and Sundays: steamer Spo kane leaves Lewiston at 7 a. m. days, Wednesdays and Saturdays. n steamer out of Lewiston Fridays.