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LEWISTON INTERSTATE NEWS
Successor to The Lewiston Teller—Twice-a-Week L*wi*ton Tallar, Eatabliahed 1876 , LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1906. I ntar - St a ta News, VoL 1, No. 64. MARRIED HIS WEALTH True Source of the Rossi For tune the $J00 He Got From His Wife. Duke Rossi, the pretender, is being handsomely exposed by his former dupes, who now see the light and are talking freely for publication. The latest was published in the Spokesman Heview this week. It accuses the ••Dock" of marrying his American wife ; i a j ' for money and intimates that the $300 she had is the sum and substance of the Rossi fortune. The full report i says: James Plastino, proprietor of a pool room on Riverside avenue, between Washington and Bernard streets, says that lie regards Joseph Rossi as a d's grace to the Italian nation, a man of whom all true Italians are ashamed. "I am an American citizen myself," said Mr. Plastino last evening, "but nevertheless I feel keenly the disgrace of having one of my race do the things that Rossi has done. I do not think that he will ever return to Spokane, for he will surely be sent to jail if he does, and common decency would make \ him ashamed to look any of his coun trymen in the face. "1 have never had any faith in his assertions that he has immense wealth. For years I was In the Italian army and for two years I was stationed at Torino, the place from which Rossi claims to come. I know the Rossi fam ily there very well by reputation, and some of them by sight. They have al most boundless wealth. Their ver mouth factory Is one of the largest in the world and covers four whole blocks. When Rossi first made the claim that he was one of that family I quizzed him. and I doubt if he has ever been in Torino, He did not know the name of any prominent family there except the Rossis.'nnd did not know the names of any of the streets or build ings, all of which are familiar to me. "Judging from his accent—dialect. I might call it—he comes from one of the southern towns near Naples. You know, each section of Italy has its own dialect, and his Italian sounds unmls takably southern. He confessed to me | once that he was born in a southern Neapolitan town. "When he claimed to he a duke I asked him what a duke's official cos tume looked like, and he had no idea. Every soldier in the Italian army must be able to recognize a nobleman's tank from his dress, and must know the sa lute proper to each nobleman's rank. His description of a duke's dress was ridiculous to one who really knew what it was. Rossi has no education and can hardly have gone further in the Italian schools than the fourth grade. "In my opinion the only reason he married the woman who Is now his wife is because he heard that she had about $300. She worked in the same tailor shop In which he worked here two years ago. She is 52 years old and he is not more than 26." Mrs. Alexander in the Hospital. Mrs. J. B. West returned Wednesday afternoon from Moscow, where she was present at the operation performed for appendicitis that morning on Mrs. Jos. Alexander. Mrs. Alexander was taken to the Gritman hospital at Moscow a few days ago and stood the trip well. She apparently was not greatly weak ened and possessed considerable strength at the time the operation was performed. The case, though, Is an extremely dangerous one, being accom panied toy serious eompioatlons and Is said to be one of the worst of the kind that has been in the hospital for Fome time. The patient came out from under the knife In a very satisfactory condi tion and at latest reports was doing as well as could he expected, considering the seriousness of the ease. Mon Hard to Get. Riparla, Wash., Aug. !*.—Construc tion has now started on the Rtparia Lewlston line, but owing to the short *** of laborers, the work is progress ing very slowly. Out of about 60 men shipped from Portland, only about 10 stayed to work. The rest left to work ■n the harvest fields in the Palouse eountry. owing to the better wages paid There. Snake river is now the lowest it has T**n for six years, being one foot two inches above low water mark. The steamer Spokane tied up today, and if The river keeps falling as fast as it now Is, in the course of a week It will ^ Itnpossible for any boats to run be tween hero and Lewiston. PRAISE FOR NORTHERN IDAHO I Judge Ailehie Tells the Boiee Reporters About Our Prospects. Associate Justice J. F. Ailshie re turned from his vacation, spent at Lewiston, Orangeville and other north Idaho points, Saturday night, and was seen at his chambers this morning by a Capital News reporter. "X combined business with pleasure on my trip, and enjoyed both," said the judge. "I never realized before what a beautiful sight greets the trav eler going into Gçangevllle. The broad j stretch of prairie land, on which the | ripening grain was just taking on the | golden hue of maturity, is bordered 1 with evergreen verdure of the sur- i rounding mountains In the distance. The slanting rays of the setting sun | cast over the landscape a kaleidoscopic j effect, making an impression one can j not soon forget. 'The country about Orangeville and north Idaho Is wonderfully prosperous new block being put up by the bank and mercantile company will cost about $30.000, and would he a credit to any city. this year. The acreage is by far the greatest In the history of agriculture there, and the crop Is the largest per acre ever raised. The prices are above the average also, and the combination is bringing good times to town and country. The city is improving very fast for an inland town, property Is changing hands all the time, with prices on the increase, and a good deal of sub stantial building is being done. The "The president of the new electric road, to be built from Lewiston to Orangeville, was there a few days afo, and stated that all the preliminaries had been completed for the construc tion of the road. As soon as harvest is over work will begin on the grade, it being the intention to secure as much of the grading force as possible from ttie farmers, who ÿill have men to spare as soon as the grain crop is gathered. "The Northern Pacific * engineering (nips is camped within a mile of (ii-angeville, was there a few days ago, dent they will have a steam road in competition with the electric line. It is said to be the intention of the North ern Pacific to build from Lapwai across Nez Perce and Painas prairies to Orangeville. This will open up a splen "Lewiston is on the Imnm building of the O. R. & N. from Ri pa fia is assured, and I understand work | , R nlrPadv commenced. The electric dldlv productive country the entire dis tance. The line and Northern Pacific building to Orangeville, and the large increase of river traffic, making things very lively there. Real estate prices are increas ing and some splendid buildings are going up. Five-story business and of fice buildings are under way. and all the evidences of a city are seen on every hand. "While at Lewiston I looked after the matter of improvement about the library and court building, provided for by the recent legislature. Cement walks have been put around the build ing and some changes and improve ments made in the interior. Additions to the library, amounting to *2500 worth of books, have been made, which will be appreciated by the bar of north Idaho." Mountain Gem Goes to Asotin. The steamer Mountain Gem made a trip to Asotin a few days ago and de livered a cargo of freight. Owing to the extreme low water the trip was made very cautiously. In going over the rapids at the Swallow's Nest sound ings were made of the channel and in the center of the stream an immense rock was discovered which comes to within two and one-half feet of the surface of the water. The boats mak ing up-river trips are compelled to pass qver this boulder, which makes It rath er hazardous for craft drawing over two feet of water. However, the Moun tain Gem passed the obstruction going up n perfect safety and returned like wise. but the water is still falling and unless the rock is removed, trips even to Asotin may have to be abandoned. The steamer, which had been lying at the dock for several days, owing to the rapid fall of water was found to be aground a few days ago and a new landing place has been established on this side of the river near the old slaughter pen, where the water is quite deep. It affords a splendid landing place and will be used by the stearnçr until such a time as the stage of water will again permit the use of the dock, Since writln gthe above it has been learned that Captain Gray, of the Mountain Gem. and the O. R. A N. people are conferring with each other in regard to placing the Mountain Gem in Service. It has been definitely de cided by the O! R. A N. to suspend river traffic for the present and some of the large fruit shippers along the river are In the city using their fnflu ence in behalf of placing the Mountain FIRE ADJUSTMENTS NOW IN PROGRESS Total Insurance Foots Up to Over $30,000; Losses Will Reach $10,000 More-Front* age to Be Rebuilt Shortly. Adjustment of the recent fire losses comes slowly and those injured are still practically out of business and awaiting with anxiety the arrival of the adjusters. Though some half doaen are on the ground but very few of the losses have been so far adjusted be cause the Insurance from the firms tins been carried In several companies and the adjusters from all must coucur In the settelement. A careful review of the insurance carries by the firms caught in the fire shows that the total amount carried was in excess of $30,000 and on the three-fourths basis the total losses then would amount to a little more than $40.000. The heaviest losers are the firms represented by the Commer cial Trust company, who have $10.400 in the fire, the Idaho Trust company j represents $7.600 of the losses and Pot vin and Pittock *3,100 and Guernsey A Newton $4.200. The remainder is rep resented by smaller losses and the total foots up to over $30,000. A large number of the fire adjusters , representing the companies that sus- j tained loss by Monday's fire, were ar-| rivals in the city yesterday morning and commenced the adjustment of the j I i losses. The adjusters yet to come are from the Firemen's Fund and the Home. Fire &■ Marine,- and they are expected to arrive here today. It is believed all of the losses will he adjust ed by tonight. The loss on the Adams block has not yet been computed by the several companies holding risks on the building. The following are tlie agents and eompnnies and the losses they are now engaged In adjusting: George W. Swan, representing the Palatine company, with *500 on the |. -a,arme company, wan ». on <ne , ! m,,1lnery St00k ° r MisP a slight loss on the Thiessen building: i (he Alliance company with a *3.200 risk on the Adams block, and the Scotch Underwriters with $S00 on the Crut cher * Loch stock. Gem In commission at once. It is es timated that between 75 and 100 car loads of fruit can lie secured for ship ment from the orchards and this to gether with the large amount of grain coming down the tramway above Wn wawai will he sufficient to make n splendid business for the boat. An understanding will probably he reach ed this afternoon and the steamer put in readiness for the first (rip tomor row or next dnv. Charged with Battery. Deputy Sheriff IV. C. Foresman has returned from a trip to Lawyer's Can yon where he went nnd yesterday af ternoon placed tinder arrest Henry Lynn, F. D. Scott and I.vdla Scott. The parties were arrested on a warrant sworn out by Adeline Bolin, charging them with battery. The alleged crime was committed ohout tjvo weeks ago and i« the result of an old feud of two years standing. It apepnrs that In the section where the trouble occurred there are few roads and the residents have heen crossing each others prop erty by common consent and the ar rest of the defendants grew out of an attempt on the part of Mrs. Bolin to prevent them from passing over her land. The plaintiff allege« that she ' was knocked down and kicked and otherwise abused by the defendants. Ail the parties reside In Lawyer Can yon. Mr. Lynn being a prominent and wealthy farmer of that section, and the other parties renters. Deputy Sheriff Foresman brought his prisoners as far as Nezperee where they communicated j with Acting County Attorney Johnson j and secured a postponement of the trial till Reptemher 1. I ----- j Hobson Injured. C, B. Hobson Injured. i In a letter received from John Wig- j gin who Is with the crew building the ; flume on Salmon river, he states that thelr foreman. C. B. Hobson, was quite badly Injured by a load of lumber fall lng upon him. His face was Injured and his knee and foot badly crushed. but he Is improving and will soon be able to attend to business again. The lumber has to be taken from the top of the hill a distance of three mlleo down a steep trail on "go-devils" and W'ednesdar another accident occurred In which Mr. McCoy was badly injured th " Adanl8 block of rpRtor)nK (bp bulldink fo lts orlK , na , form by makJ)1(r <hp nepPRRnhv ,. ppalrR . Thp b „ ndln8 . waR va]lIPd at $1Mon and hp , n8 „ raricp pnrrled waR , 14(100 Thp foot frontaRp occupied bv E. P. Eldridge, representing the New York Mutual with $5,250 oft the Adams block and $47.50 on the office fixtures belonging to Dr. S. A. Roe. W. M. Grove, representing the Hart ford Fire Insurance company, with $500 Insurance on the Thatcher A Kling stock; $3,000 on the Adams block; $150 on the furniture belonging to Mrs. Ritchie, and $1,000 on the office furni ture and equipment of Dr. J. F. Atkin son. D. W. Atk'nson. representing the Northern Assurance company with $500 on the saloon fixtures and stock of William Riley and a small loss on the Thiessen building. M. Gill, representing the Sven and the American rompnnles having Insur ance with several of the tenants of While nothing definite lins been heard from Chnles Francis Adams re garding plans for rebuilding the block damage«» by fire. It Is known that es tlmntes have been asked for the cost up a Mr. nt is business. Mr. Vollmer has frontage occupied Crutcher & Leo will be rebuilt at once with a one-story brick to he nsed by the firm in the cnntiuatonn of their etxensive plans for the building on his frontage and would like to join with the other owners and put In a six-story building with .an elevator, making the upper fioors et vend back into the hill, erect ing one of the most convenient o ce buildings in the city. The case against Contractor Dole , vhIph waR , nRfit „ tP d „ f PW dnvR aro bv , Mp n „ Rrf|y _ ,.„ W prised VPRtPrdnr hv Mr. Dole paving fo r the rock he had i taVpn from t , )p ocarry and settling Its costs In connection with the suit. The suit was the result of Mr. Finie taklne stone from a quarry south ow town on which Mr. Du Bray held a. lease. by a load of lumber going over the grade with hlm. N. C. Naylor has now taken charge fo the work and with plenty of lumber on the ground 400 to 500 feet of flume per day can he laid by the crew. It Is difficult to keep a sufficient supply of lumber on the ground owing to the distance it has to he hauled down the trn 11. Only one horse can he used and lint 300 feet can he taken down nt a 'Ime! Three trips a day is all that can he made. The crew will he there nt least another month Mr. Wiggins says. frnnl 15 *° 1R ton,! d * n >'- ,hp *"PPly I" Inadequate for the two towns, nnd the deficiency 1« being provided for by outside shipments, tender the present conditions It Is estimated that at least 30 tons of ice dally would be consumed If all orders were supplied. The ar Ordered 100 Ton* of Ic*. Five carloads, or about 100 tons of Cocolaln Ice have been ordered by the Lewiston Fuel and Ice Company to supply the demand In this city nnd Ctarkston. The tong hot spell has cre ated a prend demand for Ice nnd al though the output of the Welsgerher and the hlg plant across the river is . rlvnl of fiv< * cars, three of which " rP expected today, will aid greatly ,n maMn * ,,D tT »c "hortnge. and the onmpnn - v T ' 1 " hr a *>le to supply many orders which they have been unable fa fill. Afflicted with a Rare Diaaaaa. D. Mussetman. the 15 year old son of this c'ty, was of C. Musselmnn, ... v ... „„„ taken to the hospital Inst week and was found to he suffering from sarco ma, which Is among the rarest diseases known. It consists of a malignant krowth mode up of cells without any proper interrrllular substance. The Proper intercellular growth has fastened Itself upon the hoy's left lung and has crowded heart out of position toward the cen top ° r th « abdomen. An opening was made in the region of the growth which 1' "closed the nature of the disease. The ,a< T wa * taken home yesterday. He has been ailing for several weeks past and until several days ago wns able to he out and do his work. The case Is a very difficult one to treat and the re moval of the accumulation by a sur gleal operation Is too serious to un dertake. Old MOVED TO CONCORD. Town of Hump I» No Good Tim*« Ahoad. Moro.— James Eldridge came out from Con cord. the first of the week, for a few days' visit and business, says the Orangeville,Standard. He says that the old town of Hump is now only a black spot on the map, all the people having left there and gone to Concord after the fire. The fire had the effect of put ting several firms clear out of business, as they will not rebuild. It is unde stood that D. D. Shaw will not again go Into business, and that the Callen der Mercantile company will allow some one else to do the mercantile honors of the camp rather than start up again. J. C. Moore, who has opened a hotel at Concord, now has the only grocery store in the camp. The Concord company, with which Mr. Eldridge is working, has Just finished a raise from the 100-foot level, nt a distance of 250 feet from the shaft, clear to the surface. A similar raise Is now being started from the 200-foot level, to connect with the first one, to give them good circulation. It will en able them to clear out the powder smoke within a few minutes after n blast, and greatly facilitate rapid work. The company no whas over 1800 feet of underground workings. The company is looking forward to milling ore some day, and Is sorting all the ore that comes from the workings, nil ready to mill In general, the affairs of the camp arc In good condition, and the miners there are sanguine for the future. SMOULDERED SIX MONTH8. Old Straw Pile Got Ready to Burn tha Crop. he to lis 1 ! I ! A disastrous tire was narrowly avert ed out on the Yates farm near Green Greek last week. Mr. Yates nnd Frank Rlsley were out looking across the 500 acre field when Mr. Rlsley noticed J> thin column of smoke, apparently out In the center of the field, snyf the Grnngevllle Standard. He Inquired whether there was a house nut there. Mr. Yates nt once remarked that It muRt he one of the old straw «tack., burning. The two men rode oil through the field until they found the place. The fire was Just readv to hre-'k out Into n blaze, which would have ken the tall dry grain like so much tinder. They succeeded In smotherin'* the jiinze until the machines could come and cut around the stuck so as to take the grain a wav. The fire had . smouldered since last March, when the I . ! stark <Vns burned. It seems Incredible that such could he the case hut there have been other soch Instance« here on the prairie. Onlv two or three years n*-n Mr. Zehner had bard work to save hi« fine wheat cron from a fire that star'ed up in an old «tack at harvest time where the fire had evidently j «mouldered for several months, readv for the conditions to tie right for It to blaze up. Game la Plentiful. The open season for game will begin August 15th and game Is reported plen tiful In all parts of the country. Game Warden Hnrhaugh has been very active during the summer and although the unusually large number of birds this season has made the field of sport very tempting and Inviting, the watchful ness of Mr. Hnrhaugh has compelled a strict observance of the law and the vonng birds were not slaughtered 0 f SP! , Ron this year to the extent they have heen heretofore. All offenders de- , tected have heen vigorously prosecuted, which has had a salutary effect In | forcing a strict compliance with the , state game laws and the result Is large and numerous flocks of birds for the open season. Because game Is plentiful j does not signify that sportsmen should Indulge In a wholesale slaughter of the | birds. No one should kill more than I the law allows. The shooting of game] and leaving It lie In the field Is criminal to say the least and all such offenders should be severely punished. At. best game Is getting scarce and every citizen who goes In quest of It should at least, from a humanitarian standpoint if from . . .. no oth,,r - refrain from engaging In any , '' h ' > l<'"a!e destruction of the birds ------ Money in Breeding Horses. _ Ikvyton. Wash.. A»g <t .—The Dayton race track, one of the principal Indus- I trial features of the county, has become a source of large revenue to our farm- | ers. Besides turning out some faRt | race horses It has created a market nt Bortland and other cities for driving horses. A few days ago, at Los Ange les. B. M. Turner's horse was the first prize of *1000. Recently a driving team trained here was sold In Portland for $800. nnd often such a team has been j for »400 or *500. There are now | training at the track 24 horses to be j marketed aj» driving horses. CELEBRATION HI TWIN FULLS Fully 5000 People Present «I the Advent of thé Completion of the Railroad Twin Falls, Au». 7.— Ï1*« thousand? people are In Twin Fall« tonight cele brating the advent of the Mlnld ohn A Southwestern railroad to the metropo lis of the Twin Falle region. The oelo bratlon during the day went off Uhn clockwork, everything contributing te make the occasion a memorable one, an£ with not an untoward incident te mar the'day. Fully *500 people were fed at tha monster barbecue, at which tw o big steers and a number of sheep were cleaned up. A display of the agricultural re sources of the district was made in connection with the celebration, It be ing an especially fine one. The vege tables could not be beat In any place, and the exhibit was crowded all day long with people who desired to too something pf the possibilities of this district in the way of farm' and garden products. The speechmaking took place from, the balcony of the Hotel Perrlne, tor — merly Intended to be called the Hotel Klnvberly. A rousing speech of wel come was delivered by S. T. Hamilton on behalf of the clttsens, after which ■ other addresses were delivered by Sen ator W. B. Heyburn. Congressman Burton L. French, E. B. Crltchlow and.' Major Fred R. Reed. Senator Heyburn, In his remarks; took occasion to say that it took more than money to develop a country—that ' people were needed as well. From the* character of the people he had met' in Twin Falls and the surrounding country. there seemed no doubt but that It would he well developed, as they were of the right sort. Congressman French spoke of the de velopment of the west, and took occa sion to mention the name of President Roosevelt In connection with the werit that Is going on. The people flkIMjr 1 went wild at the reference, their cheers' [interrupting the speaker for some mo» ! tnents. Major Reed made one of his Inlmlta-■ I hie speeches, rousing the, people to a ! high stale of enthusiasm, Mr. Orltch . nt Twln T * nml * Wat * r eompany also made a good RddreM. All the speeches were congratulatory In tone. Late this afternoon n. program of I sport« was pulled off. The prlncipat . ! event wns a ball game between Twin Falls nnd Malta, res-dttpg In a victory j for hom ' > tPn ' r ' hv n " r " r *" of * to B ' A dnnoe In the evening closed the pro gram of the day'« festivities. »bout 350 neorde came In this morn ing on the trnln. "nd hundreds came from all portion« the surrounding region hv team. A number of people arrived on the train from Poeatello. Informal train «ervlce has heen main» tained here for «evernl days now, al though the regular nassenger service of the Fhort Line v Ml not bee-in until August ?*. EMPLOYED TO LIE ~ r Confession Made in the Land Fraud Cases of California. F.ureka. Cul. «en«n tion In the of perjury was morning when 4.—The nromised '• ■«* e W. Brace case «eiy forthcoming this the examination of Brnce was In progress only a few mln ute«. Hugh !.. t'oomhs. who was arrested recentlv with Bnu-e In conn- ctlon with the alleged fraudulent location of pine lands In Trinity county several years ago. took the stand and turned state*« evidence against the man who. he says. I well ns the testimony of Mu)ford came employed his to testify falsely on many locations nnd also persuawed others to adopt the same course for the remu neration of $50. No less damaging testimony was riven hv Ola M'dford, one of the many. It is alleged, who were located on lands through the Instrumentality of Brace and h's go-between, a position held by Coombs, according to his own testimony. The action of Coombs, as a surprise to everybody In the court | room of Fnlted States Commissioner | Ford. i--- Walla Walla's Population 17M0. Olympia, Wash.. A«*g. 3.—The state year hook gives Walla Walla city a population of 17.000, this year's gain being nearly 7.000 over the 1900 cen sus. The population of Walla Walla county ns given by the year boAk Is 29.570.