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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS.
Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the Taller Publishing Company. Ltd. C. A. FORESMAN C. H. MARTIN ... ____ President Gen. Manager Sintered Idaho, a the Postofflce at Lewiston, second class mall matter. The Inter-State News was consolidated with the Teller April 14, 1905. Lewiston Teller Established 1876. Inter Mite News was Established on September 23, 1904. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One year, in advance ............................... 11.60 Biz menthe, in advance .............................IB Phene 261 Main THE MONEY CHANGERS AT PORTSMOUTH. Representatives of some of the largest financial houses in New York, London, Paris and the other great money centers are gathering at Portsmouth. This need not cause any surprise. The world's bankers are as much Interested In the peace meeting as are the world's diplomats or the heads of the world's states To a considerabl degree the îlnanclal situation in Europe and America for the next 12 .nonths will depend on the sort of a settlement which will be reached, or on the question as to whether there will be a settlement at all. Both Russia and Japan have been heavy borrowers since the war began. Each had collected a large stock of money in preparation for war. While very little had been heard in advance about Japan's war chest, It was fairly well stocked. The chances of war impelled both Japan and Russia several years ago to get onto the gold basis. Probably neither of those counties, until two or three years ago, expected to have to fight each other, but each for de cades had the contingency of war with somebody or another in view, and each realized that the way to prepare for war was to adjust its financial system to the world's standard. Hundreds of millions of dollars in the world's leading money centers are hanging in the air on the Issue of the size of the indemnity which Russia will have to pay Japan, or whether she will consent to pay any indemnity whatever. It Is known that some of the biggest bankers of New York. London, Paris and Berlin have been sounded on the question of the size of the loan which they would be willing to ad vance Russia .as a price of peace Apparently the money has been pledged so that Russia will get all the money which she needs to placate Japan, no matter how high the figure Is placed. All the moneyed Interests have faith In Russia's recuperative power. All are far more willing to give her money to make peace than to continue the war. Russia can get millions for tribute, but not so much for a continu ation of the fighting. This is because a prolongation of the war would threaten a civil convulsion. Jqp an -s damage to Russia by a continuation of the fighting would be slight compared with that which could be Inflicted at home by the dislocation of society which another reverse or two in Man churia might bring. An Internal crash in Russia would shake every bourse in Europe SMALL TREASURY DEFICIT. deficit for th t . fiscal The treasur turned out to be much smaller than was anticipated was only $13. « 80 . 000 , or uearl fielt for the preceding fiscal > from the nding June 30 , It $4.000.000 less than the de ir. The increase of receipts S CUM °"' ho,,! ' es dur,n * the !<«»t two or three months of the fiscal year was such as to cut down the estimated excess of expenditures over Income. Under existing conditions a deficit of M4.000.000 nr even of several times that amount, is l.y no means serious Mone tary legislation since ISO« has largely broke,, " th( . en(1l „ ss chain which, in connection with Industrial depression and .11 advised policies of government, proved so embarrassing during Mr. Ulnveland's last administration. We have had sounder policies since the p.djtj 1 crisis of 1S96 was passed. CROP SHOWS DAMAGE. Wheat in the Palouse is Not as Well Filled as Usual. Colfax, Wash.. August 13.—William Pointer of the firm of Pointer & Son was in town last night from near Dia mond. where the firm Is operating one of the largest harvesting outfits in the country. The firm has three headers and a steam thresher at work in the harvest fields and cuts and threshes from 60 to 90 acres of grain per day. A total of 32 men and So work horses are employed by the big outfit. The grain is hauled in nine header wagons direct from the header to the thresher and threshed without being stacked. The three headers can not keep the thresher runnig and it stopped work yesterday to permit the headers to get I a start so that it can run continuously. Grain is not yielding as well as w as ' expected." said Mr. Pointer The erop | seems to have teen damaged worse in the vicinity of Diamond. I^e siding and Edleott than in many other localities The crop is better further west and ' further east. Grain is yielding from 15 to 35 bushels per acre Much spring grain is yielding less than 20 bushel while fall wheat is only yielding from 25 to 35 bushels. There is plenty of straw, but the heads are not well filled The total yield U going to fall fa, be low the early estimate. j ____________ Miilion Dollar Sugar Factory. , Next month the Beet Sugar com __ pany will begin the expenditure of one million, one hundred and twenty-five ! ^------ - «talUe« u. J. m dcdlars in Nampa. Mr. H. I went to Salt I,ake last I ' Dewey, wh k 1 red instructions to make imme diate arrangements for the making and burning of a kiln of 500.000 brick orj more at the factory site and he is now j negotiating with parties to undertake I . was j pany had de- ( process all the disagreeable odor from the factory, be Sides being very valuable in other wars. This will cost $125,000. which, h.mgs the cost of the factory to over to consult with Mr. Cutler, has the work. While in Salt Lake Mr in formed that the corn elded to put in the Stueffer.. which practically takes away a million dollars.—Leader-Herald Improved Public Morals. (Chicago Tribune.) It is impossible to predict when this suit against forty-nine men. mosUy | ^' onttlr f 9 - w ^* pome *° an end. or' it will end. It may drag on In terminably. That such a suit should 1 , , haVe been matter how ' " ternilnates — show s « *reat advance ,he honesty nnd morality of the en- ( " r '' rommun,t Y- There would have | been no thorough exposure of the mis-j ,,,a,,a * emen ' of the Equitable, there! have be, ' n no l p K | »latlve investi- J eat,0, ' opdered Rnd tio suit begun, if " Ubll ° '*P In l p n. less tolerant than it, j onoe waa of the offenses of public and private trustees, had not demanded ac-1 , U< ^ hA „ _ . # , I a X aiors. the exposure of corruption In municipal and state governments, the ! demand ihn» the . . * uemand that the faithless trustees of I an Insurance company shall make rea Times have been better. There is prosperity and confidence. If the industrial outlook does not change, if flush times con tinue, there is no reason to doubt that the next fiscal year will show a considerable and possibly a large treasury sur plus. as Secretary Shaw estimates it will. The question of a Chinese boycott of American goods has not simmered down so quietly. It has been charged re peatedly In Washington that Wu Ting Fang, the late min ister of China to the United States, had instituted the boy cott and that the board of foreign concessions over which he was placed on his return to China has been doing all in its power to hamper American development in China. This statement has of course been denied by the Chinese government but the latest advices the state department indicate that the boycott is spreading and there will have to be drastic measures taken to check it if It is checked at all. It is known that the present Chinese minister. Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, has Just had a lengthy confer ence with the president, but both stated after It was over that the question discussed was entirely with relation to the Canton Hankow railway line which China wants to take over from the American concessionaires. However, it is quite possible that the conference had son other matters incidentally injected into it, and when it comes to framing a new treaty with China, some concessions may be made on the subject of incoming Chinese which will tend to placate the celestials and induce a more hospitable view of Amer lean wares. Reports from the harvest fields carry out the assertion that the present crop is one of the best that the country has yet produced. The acreage is greater and the total yield will be high, taxing all the resources of the railroads to move the crop to market. The farmers are in good shape and from the reports of the loan companies have borrowed less on their crops this year than for several years past and are consequently In better shape to realize substantially from the good crop and good prices. In consequence more wheat will be held and less shipped than is usually the custom. The vast damage done by forest fires in the Clearwater timber belt this year is only a hint at what would he possible unless some organized effort is made to have a trained force of fire fighters. Experienced men at the business say that untrained men are worse than useless in fighting fire and do as much harm as good when they attempt it. The syn- i dlcat es and tlie state will of course have men used to the! woods and trained to combat the fires and what the indi vidual hoicrers should have is a competent fire brigade who are subject to call during the summer months and can do effective work in fighting the spread of the flames. The registration of Idahoans at the Idaho building in Port land since the fair opened has been considerably In excess of 4,000. When It is remembered that for every Idahoan who has visited the fair, at least 25 people from other parts of the country have been through the Idaho building, admired the magnificent and artistically arranged exhibit of agricul tural products, and have written their names in the visi tors book, some idea of the valuable advertising that is be ing obtained by our state, at the Lewis and Clark exposi tion, can be better understood. * The Indications are that the building boom has struck Lewiston hard for the fall and winter. More brick blocks and dwelling houses are being planned and are in course of construction than at any other time in the history of the city. The recent fires have removed many of the old land marks and modern buildings will he erected to take their places. The weather man changed programs just in time to save his reputation.. Twenty-seven days of torrid weather was just about the limit when it is coupled with a total lack of rainfall. Th open season for game birds h is come and the sports men are happy. The open season for hunting the tiger has been here for some time and some of the so happy. sportsmen are not As tlie landmarks , (orne down, modern brick blocks go up | Lewiston welcomes such an innovation i garded a* venial j unpardonable. I There will be henceforth closer su . pervision of insurance companies. That j supervision and the knowledge that ( Public sentiment w ill not tolerate the Pursuit of unlawful gain as it was con ducted in the Equitable, will make di rectors and officers more honest Some of them may chafe under the restrie lions of a higher moral standard but will usually respect them. tltution are all Indications that the public is more insistent on honesty in officials, public and private, than it used to he. The offenses it once re it now Ipoks on ns Murder on Roosevelt Road. Boise, Idaho, August 13 — Charles Hanlin was shot and instantly killed Friday by Torn Little at Randall's transfer on the Roosevelt road. men were Roosevelt. The traveling together from Hanlin thought Little ----.... ___... "hould pay him an account owed by the company for which Little worked They had some words about the matter In a saloon. Later when they had gone to their camp, HaAlln picked up a rifle nnd firPd at Little The latter got _________ his gun and shot Hanlin twice, once through the heart and once in the ab domen. Citizens organized and held a hearing there being no officers there. Llt U * Waf " P* rmlttPd tc go. it being de k '" ,n * ***"•* FOR SALE—910 will buy x good aulky. Enquire of J. 8 . Goble, or call at this office. 51 Arretted on Burglary Charge. Tom Hodson, an Indian living two miles above Spalding, was arrested on the charge of burglary by Chief of Po lice Masters a few days ago on a war rant sworn out by Stanley Loomtr. It is alleged that Hodson broke Into Loomer's room and stole some cloth ing. Later he visited the red light dis trict where he broke into the room of one of the inmates by climbing over the transom. He was placed in the jail at the city hall to await a hearing before Justice Coburn. Yesterday it was discovered that the prisoner had made an attempt to break out by picking a hole in the brick wall. A pail of water was found which he had used to soak the brick In order to sof ten them that the work of getting a hole through the wall might be more easily accomplished. He had suc ceeded in removing one brick when detected and would probably have made his escape if given a little more time. His preliminary hearing was had at 10 o'clock this morning and the de fendant placed under a $300 bond for his appearance before the district court. A hearing was had only on the first charge, the prisoner waiving ex amination on the second. Hodson thinks he will be able to furnish bonds, but in the meantime is being held in the county jail. i Gilbert News Notes. Gilbert, Aug. 11—W. A. Richardson has returned from Moberiy, Missouri, where he shipped a car load of horses recently. C. A. Clark has gone to look over the Alberta country, with a view to pur chaing land. Harvest is now In full swing here, grain of all kinds is ripening exception ally fast. It is taxing binders to their utmost to handle the erop. At this date no threshing has been done, hut the threshing machines will start up next week. The weather at present is ideal for harvesting. J. T,. Goodnight, state land appraiser, was appraising school lands in thi locality Wednesday. ABSTRACT SHEET. August 12, Deeds. Ellen Jackson et mar to the Kamiah Townsite company: south half and west half of north half of west half of lot 1 and the west half of lot 19. sec tion 1-33-2 east. Consideration $3.150. Charles R. Pittock to White Bros & Crum company limited: lot 2 in block 1 Pittock's subdivision of block 1 of Thompson's addition to city of Lewis ton. Consideration $400. W. A. Elliott to George W. Crocker; lots 10 and 11 and 12. in block E, Mc Allister's addition to city of Lewiston. Consideration $1.300. The adjusters are still at work on the losses of the recent fire and the firms that were put out of business are beginning to clear up the debris and to inaugurate a fire sale of the remains, Thatcher & Kling have done an excellent business in that line dur ing the past two days and their sale will continue throughout the week. Miss Kennedy, of the Fashion milli i nery, will complete her settlement with the companies today and will put her stock on sale to close out the damaged goods some time at the last of the week. The heat record is hrnken. The maximum temperature was only 77 de grees. This Is the first time In a period of 2 1 days that the temperature for any 24 hours was not 90 or more. The indications for vesterday were "rain, followed by fair weather and failing temperature." The weather bureau is now displaying dally signals and the citizens are studvlne the cards so they can read the weather signs. Laurie Hastings, now on a visit with relatives at Portsmouth, N. H„ where the peace congress is in session, has written his father a very interesting letter about a visit paid the notables by the city officials of Portsmouth. Laurie was a guest of the city officials and went in the launch to visit the Russian commissioners. *......................... ♦ For fine confectionery, cigars, to- • ! ♦ baccos, etc. go to 484 East Main. £ j 4 Also lee cream and soft drinks ♦ ! • Everything neat and first-class. * J • J. A. LANDIS. Prop. * 1 * * 7* Don't try cheap cough medi cines. Get the best, Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. What a record ft hit, sixty years of Cherry r Pectoral cures! 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