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TO TRAIN IDAHO MILITIA.
Major Davison, U. S. A. Retired, Will^
Have Charge of the Work
igo the war departm
-A few days
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
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.
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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
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.
•s on 1
OLD FLORENCE RELICS.
Tell of the Times When Gold Ruled
the Famous Carr*p.
te old time
" as an old
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, \
ES AGAIN RAGING.
Three Different Section, i„ , daho Ar ,
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
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
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
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
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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
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
Stocking the Creeks With Trout.
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
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
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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!
The appropriation of $100.000, secur-I
cd through the
keny hns been -,
of months, says
i the IT
fid ie 1
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
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
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
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
'frui v : vftf
1 he bee
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UAROX Jt TAItO KOMfiKA.
Japanese minister at Peking. In 1002
aine foreign min
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
'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
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.
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
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
CHABI.K K. MAGOON.
among the Panamans. particularly the
officials of the republic, by the pres
ence of two officers exercising similar
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
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
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.
.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
MILLER & WRIGHTER
Water Works, Sewerage. Municipal Ini
piev »meets, Irrigation ami Power Plan''
OLT,. CITY Hall - LEWISTON IDAIL.
Branch offices—410 Wash ngtou Block,
Seattle Wash; 76 Jamison, Bldg, Spokane,
Wash ; 12 Judd Bldg. Pendleton, Ore
... SEE ...
POTVIN & PITTOCK
Real Estate, Loans
EUGEN L GASSER & CO.
General Commission Merchants and
dealers in all kinds of Garden agtd
Field Seeds, Hay, Bran. Shorts, Bar
806 East Main Street, Lewiston, Idaho
Room 10; Thiessen building. Hours
9 a. m. to 4 p. m.; Bollinger House,
hours 4 to 7 p. m. Telephone 2031.
FREDERICK D. CULVER
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
Suit 26, Adams Block,
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.
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
No other I
They are always the
same. Fragrant and
delicate. Kept so by the sealed
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
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
t.' PRESS tor por tmt-!
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
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.
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