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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS.
Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the Teller Publishing Company. Ltd. CL A. FORES MAN C. H. MARTIN ... ____ President Gen. Manager ; ! —----- I Entered at the Postofflce at Lewiston. Idaho, as second class mall matter Ths Intar-Stats News was consolidatsd with the Tsllsr April 14, 1905. Lewiston Teller Established 1876. Inter §tite News was Established on September 23, 1904. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Owe year, In advance ............................... $1.60 Biz months, In advance .............................76 Phone 261 Main JAMES WILSON'S WORK. ! I All talk of the retirement of Secretary Wilson from the cabinet by reason of any recent disclosures in one or two Of the subdivisions of the agricultural department is the veriest nonsense. There is absolutely no reason why he should not retire. He Is not the man to be driven by the cabals of selfishly interested men who could not use him or the influence of his office for their purposes. A pleasant, genial man, this sturdy Scotchman is a grtm fighter when a fight Is put upon him. And he is just the kind of man that Theodore Roosevelt values and backs up and would not let go even if the secretary wanted to retire. There is not in the United States a man of more sterling honesty, of more absolute integrity, than James Wilson. I Everybody who knows him knows this—and pretty much ; everybody between the oceans, and especially the farmers, j know him. It is simply preposterous to suppose that there is a shred of occasion for his retirement because a few subordinates In the department have gone wrong. It is all bosh. Theodore Roosevelt himself could not pursue more relentlessly than Secretary Wilson will pursue any employe or subofficial who betrays trust. And the whole country knows it. James Wilson has done a vast work for the public good In organizing and building up the agricultural department to greatness and efficiency. From the day he assumed its duties that department has been no Joke, but a serious, rapidly growing and mighty agency (or the development of our farming interests, reaching out under his strong control into all branchas of those industries and stimulating, aiding and verily benefiting them. From Maine to California, from the Canadian line to the gulf, there is not a township, not a school district, in which the uplift Imparted by this strong man has not been felt to the comfort, enrichment and pros perity of the farmers. It would be endless to recite even in broad outline the notable things that have been done under the administra tion of Secretary Wilson. The country Is familiar with many of them. The work of the secretary has been to im part a vitalizing and energizing force to hts department and through it to the vast Industries with which It has to do, Interests which before the secretary's day had never been adequately represented In it. He has built up the depart M08QUITOES AND QUARANTINE (Globe Democrat.) It Is evident that the general public distrusts the mosquito theory of the propagation of the yellow fever, what ever the scientists may say. Accord ing to the hygenists, the only way In which the yellow Jack can be transmit ted is by the bite of an infected mos quito. The mosquito which does the damage is a certain variety which does not live in any of the higher latitudes I of the United States. It is plentiful in the Louisiana tier of states, hut it is ! unknown as far north as the latitude of Missouri • I If this be the correct doctrine, then ' the quarantines against New Orleans ! are needless. Under the mosquito the- ! ory the yellow fever putient could do no harm wherever he goes unless he carried with him the insect which gave hint the malady. But* the general pub- ! He is not accepting that doctrine. It ' i* barring out the refugees from the pestrldden city, and New Orleans has become the most forsaken town on the planet. The whole world has turned against it. In towns in Cuba, Mexico, and Central America against which it used to inveigh as pest-distributing eenters in the old days are raising bar riers against i't how. As In hades there la Inscribed on the Crescent Cltv's gates, "Whoever enters here leaves hope behind." There is a chance that Gov. Varda nian of Mississippi, Gov. Lanhani of Texas, and the other executives who are drawing shotgun cordons around Louisiana, are tilting against w indmills after all. If science is correct, their little barriers hre as vain as they would be against the flight of the birds or the movement of the clouds. The stegom yla fasclate mosquito can easily pass their shotgun patrols. Science would prefer to have the quarantines abolish ed. so that the mosquito theory could put to à rigid test, but the popular mood will not permit this. There will be a general cleaning up In New Or leans. as well as In- the southern towns which are shunning communication with it. and this 1 s right, as a general principle. A thorough house-cleaning 1 e good for any town at any time, and New Orléana is, getting that now, if it ever did. Ftwlkr the mosquito theory wlB be compelled to give some sort of *° ee«e very hard questions Otleene gets through with COLO NEIGHBORS. (Goodwin's Weekly.) It is said that both Spokane and Seattle are giving the cold shoulder to the Portland exposition. This is most strange. One would think that the whole northwest would do everything possible to make the fair a success. Seattle has her own commanding posi tion. it has n country behind it and an Alaska and Pacific trade which Port lake tlie brakes off a car in Spokane and It will pretty nearly bring up In Portland; Portland Is Spokane's natu ral depot. Some people are slow to • on all the Christian virtues. To Test Engine Saturday. la,,d f nnnot ,nuch lnterfere w " b = 'h«* t "'° , " U ' S are about 'i s fi,r * l P nrt " s are Ho * ton aml Xew Vork: almost every Ht,an K ei ,,iat to visit the fair will ' a " e * n Sound country also; one "° U ' d thlnk Sea,,,( ' WOuld ** <'° rdlal * nwnr « th «' Portland show. As for Spo ka " e ' * he w,nnot tha,,K<? ,he ,. ( | ' The big engine being built by the Foundry Co. here will be fired up and tested about next Saturday. Only a few odds and ends remain to be looked after before the machine will be ready f°r the final test. It Is intended to make the trial on the 5th street grade, pro vided no objections are made by the city. If the engine can climb the hill It will certainly be a sufficient guar antee of the srrength and good working order of the machine and will demon strate that the Lewiston Foundry Co. have the ability and equipment for turning out machinery which no other foundry In the state has ever attempt ed. It is understood that the foundry now has five standing orders for en gines of the same pattern as the one Just turned out only somewhat smaller In design. The big engine which win be tested Saturday it Is said will be used In plowing and will be capable of drawing twelve 12 to 14-inch plows. Four thousand acres are to be plowed with It this fall and next spring. Work Bogun on Moxloy Block. J. Q. Moxley has a force of men and teams clearing away the accumulations from the recent fire on his Main street property and the excavation work for the foundation of the new three-story brick will begin in a few days. Mr. Moxley will also odd another story to the building he now occupies and will ment .made it efficient, modernised it. Under hi m it has become by all odds the model agricultural department in all the governments of the world. No sane government would let such a man go if it could help it And if any of the conspiring speculate interests. w ho would like to use the secretary for their schemes but .. innot think thev car. drive him to retirement, they will know better before they are through with him. THE VACATION HABIT. This is the season of summer vacation. Every one who can get away from town for a week or two is doing so, with the result that the present month will be the quietest in a business way in the year. People are getting the vaca tion habit firmly flxd in spite of the famous dictum given out last year by Russell Sage that people did not need vaca tions; that he never had one, and that It was robbery for an employee to take pay during his vacation. Business men, even millionaires of a type a little higher than Russell Sage, admit that a vacation is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The employer is amply repaid for the cost of the vacation in the increased capacity for work and loyalty of the em ployee. The popular vacation is no longer the society watering place. The woods and the mountains near to nature's heart are more inviting and bring the respite from toll that is the necessary thing. The man who can hie to the mountains and be care free for the next month will be a new' man for the world of business or profession that now palls upon him because the year has been so strenuous. With his wife and family among the pines and breathing the mountain air I __ ; The employes of the immigration bureau dealing with the back to nature untrammelled the rest cure is complete. A month spent in this way is the best doctor's bill that can ! be paid; it is an Investment that will pay ample returns in the way of long life and added zest for the years as they come and go. Get the vacation habit and take on peace and comfort with storage of energy for the year's work ahead. j admission and exclusion of Chinese are having trouble with the enforcement of the laws, according to an official of die bureau, owing to the fear of the employes, that they may be considered "over-zealous" in the discharge of their duties. The trouble is attributed in some quarters to the recent order of the president admonishing the inspectors with regard to applying the law. The inspectors are using extreme caution in approaching the Chinamen who make application for admission to the United States and if the applicant maintains a haughty demeanor and declares that he is a merchant or students or a member of any of the other exempt classes he is passes with scarcely a perfunc tory examination. Commissioner General Sargeant of the immigration bureau is of the opinion that congress will be called upon for legislation relative to this subject which will operate with better success. If has been given out officially that Senator Depew's rela tions with the Equitable have undergone no change what ever, hut it is feared that as much cannot be said con cerning his relations with the public. If the season continues favorable the rarmer will be the ! man behind the bank account this fall and experience has ! it that he is a safe custodian of the strong box. I __ Attorney Heney thinks that the third time will he the put in a modern front and a large plate glass window in the south corner of the east w'all. The building to be erect ed by Mr. Moxley and Hazen Bquier will have a 60 foot front and will be modern in every detail, the upper story being fitted up for office and living rooms with a stairway on Main street. The improvements to be made in the block, including the building to be erected by J. M. Fix will amount to about $40,000. The basement of Mr. Moxley's present building will be en larged so as to extend underneath the sidewalk around the entire structure, and the block made an up-to-date building in every respect. J. L. Riggs, manager of the Retning t°n Typewriter Co., with headquarters nt Spokane, is in the city on business for the firm. Wm. Bollinger and wife returned this morning from a visit with Mrs. Bol linger's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bran stadt, at Mohler. The O. R. & N, Co. have opened tem porary quarters in the Dill building with the Commercial Trust Co. Louis Cuendit, who is traveling for an eastern wholesale house, arrived In tlie city today from a trip to Elk City and left this afternoon for Paradise. Oregon, and way points. J. H. Cosner has finished heading about 676 acres of grain south of town and has moved his crew to his farm of 300 acres near Culdesac, where they are now engaged in cutting the crop. Quite a ■ number of Lewiston people are preparing to attend the Barnum A Bailey shows, which will be in Spo kane bn the Ilth and 12th of this month. Arthur E. Clarke, vice president of the First National Bank, and wife, re turned this morning from a three weeks' visit to Portland and the sea side. Ben Gruhs Is installing a handsome new bar counter to take the place of the temporary one put in when he opened up last week in the building formerly occupied by D. Alien on the corner of Second and D streets. Get your shoes repaired at Serley's shop in basement of Lewiston Nat'l Bank. Nothing but the very best of work done. FOR BALE—$1# will buy •ulfcy. Enquire of 3 . a. Goble, or"cal! at this office. St TIMBER AND PASSES The attempt to implicate Senator Heyburn in the timber land frauds will fail, for the simple reason that it has no shadow' of fact for its foundation. Because the United States district at torney for Idaho has appointed as his assistant a Lewiston lawyer who by chance has acted as attorney for the Commercial Trust company, of that city, of which Senator Heyburn is a di rector, it is claimed that it was done for the purpose of protecting that com pany in its holding of timber land ille gally acquired. It has been shown con clusively that the Commercial Trust company does not hold one acre of tim ber land, directly or indirectly, and that the appointment of Mr. Johnson as as sistant district attorney was a matter wholly in the hands of his chief, who is responsible for the official conduct of his subordinates; that Senator Hey burn declined to have anything to do with the selection and merely expressed his approval after the choice had been made. It seems that the junior senator from Idaho is receiving his full share of at tention from the newspapers, assisted by Washington correspondents. In an other column will be found a special to the Boise Statesman which, while conceding that Senator Heyburn does not travel on a railroad pass, insinu ates that he has an ulterior motive in holding the passes while paying his fare. Because Senator Heyburn chooses to ! hold the passes sent to him and pay his fare wherever he goes. Instead of returning the pasteboards and giving the press a cops' of his letter declining them, is no reason to question the sin cerity of his action. Thinking people will recognize his position as the cor rect one. With him It is not a ques tion of moral courage, but one of pro priety. It has long been known to his friends that be is opposed to public officials riding on passes, and that since becoming a senator he has in variably paid his fare the same as any body else. Why should he parade It in the public press as if a man deserved special credit for doing what he con ceives to be right? IT PAYS TO BE A KICKER. ! ! (Payette Independent.) A republican exchange complains that although the Boise Statesman holts the party ticket whenever it feels like it, the party leaders always feel constrained to give it the state patron age, while the country press, w hich is depended upon to apply the lash of dis approval when the Statesman bolts, gets nothing at all. All this is true as gospel. But the trouble w'lth the coun try press is that it devotes its time to scolding the Statesman for cornering the patronage and forgets entirely that the party leaders are just about as ser vile in their efforts to pacify the Statesman as that paper is in its efforts to get the patronage. to get the patronage. Forty Bushels the Average. Colfax. Wash., Aug. 6.—W. F. Con yard of La Crosse was in Colfax today, and says harvest is well under way in that section, and the best yTelds of grain of the Palouse country are being obtained in the vicinity of La Crosse. Hay, Meeker. Canyon, Washtucna and Kahlotus. "All the wheat is being graded No. 1 and the quality is as good as was ever harvested in the Palouse country/' said Mr. Conyard. "Yields of 40 to 46 bushels are not uncommon, and t think the entire crop will average from 26 bushels per acre up. That is a good yield for that section, where it was thought until a few years ago that grain could not be grown successfully. Petter McGregor is harvesting his crop of about 1000 acres, and it is yielding about 40 bushels per acre. This Is all new land, and the crop now being har vestted In the first ever produced. Buy ers say the wheat grown In *our section Is the best quality produced in eastern Washington and prices are higher than farther east." J For fine confectionery, cigars, to- • 4 baccoa. etc. go to 484 East Main. £ • Also ice cream and soft drinks. ♦ • Everything neat and first-claas. * • J. A. LANDIS. Prop. * Auers Don't try cheap cough medi cines. Get the best, Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. What a record it has, sixty years of Cherry Pectoral cures! Ask your doctor if he doesn't use it for coughs, colds, bronohitis, and all throat and lung troubles. »I fc»»» found that A,or'« Cbarr, Porto rm •• Ut bni moIiiHm I ma proscribe for hrou chltla. tuduama. emiirli,. and hard rold, " Loobhas. M.O.. Ithaca K. f. for Bronchitis Grover Soft Shoes @ ........................................ $ Ä ......Q Five Cases * $ $ $ $ « @ & » « I I SHOES Received Yesterday HOUSE SLIPPERS AND THE FAMOUS "GROVER SOFT SHOES" FOR TENDER FEET. IF YOUR FEET BOTHER YOU THIS WEATHER, 3EE US; WE CAN GIVE YOU COMFORT. better MEN'S SHOE SALE STILL CONTINUES. VALUES THAN EVER. ANYTHING IN SHOES—SEE US. ........................................... J. P. VOLLMER & C0.1 I Hay and Grain * n 't !t! v Just Rective<1 w Hay sold by the bale or in ton lots. Send your orders in TODAY. Prompt delivery 475 Main Street. 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We have a nice line to select from. ¥ DENT & BUTLER n 1 : **i "MH ***** >♦♦♦♦»1 ATLANTIC GARDEN (FORMERLY DEL80L PARK) Hotel and toe Cream Parler. A fine line of homo made wines a spec ialty. The beet brands of liquors and cigare of all kinds. Always span. Give ua a call. The public is oordially invited. JOHN DESCHAMP, Manager and Pr*P **** J. H. BETHEL'S -FOR : Railroad Watches, Jewelry, Cot Glass, Silver wear, Clocks and Art Goods. Full Line of Haviland China. N. P.R.R Watch Inspector 'Phone 3004 , Lewiston, Idaho _ .