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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS.
Published Every Tuesday and Friday by the Teller Publishing Company, Ltd. C. A- FORESMAN President C. H. MARTIN ............................ <3 * n - Manager Bntrrrd at the Postofllce at Lewiston, Idaho, aa second class mall matter. The Inter-State News was consolidated with the Teller April 14, 1905. Lewiston Teller Established 1976. Inter News was Established on September 23, 1904. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One year. In advance ............................... * 160 Sts months. In advance ........... f ................ 75 Phene 261 Main THE IOAHO SPIRIT. An excellent and highly Inspiring article appears in the Portland Telegram regarding the Idaho exhibit at the Lewis and Clark exposition, which is well worth reproduc ing. The article says: If the legislators of Idaho, when making an appropriation for an Idaho exhibit at the Lewis and Clark exposition, had had In mind solely the benefits to come to that state in the way of immigration and investment of capital, they could not have outlined a better character display than the one which causes so many favorably comparisons when the Gem state building is visited. In "playing" for the homeseeker, If that was really the purpose of the exhibit made, Idaho has singularly and happily combined grouping with artistic taste and actual quality. As a result, superintendents of various exhibits report that quite a few home-hunters from the middle west are going directly from the fair to Idaho, while It is estimated that directly and indirectly the state's exposition showing will be the means of adding several thousand to its popula tion before 1907. No attempt was made by Idaho to have sectional or county lines drawn or to have the general display show one county up above another. The building and its contents were designed for the good of the state as a whole. Ore ■was brought in in such quantities and carrying such values that the mining man coming to the building is held there in spite of himself. With the educational exhibit, in which a larger proportion of the counties is represented than in any other department, except possibly mines, it is a case of serving a double purposet—hat of showing possible settlers that the advantages of schooling they had back home would be available in the Gem state, and that of encouraging vis iting pedagogues to take up their lot in Idaho. From 9 to 12 teachers each day linger in the educational department, pre sided over by Miss Gustlson, principal of the Lincoln school In Boise, and from the number and nature of the inquiries made, a satisfactory percentage of these seem to have de-^ elded to apply for positions in the state. A welcome awaits them, us Idaho is not yet overburdened with professional trainers of youth. The Idaho fair commission feels it has attained a great deal in presenting a compact exhibit. The members say It is time enough to inject the "local" idea when people are ready to start to look the state over. A middle west farmer, spending an hour in the' agricultural exhibit, goes away with a clear idea of Just what quantity and quality of grains Idaho produces, the state being considered a stronger drawing card than the locality. The horticultural display is kept constantly replenished by fresh consignments of fruit, and since these products began to corns in door space is taxed about to the utmost. In the past fe w weeks, flour, many varieties of nuts, tobacco wines, comb honey, melons, additional school exhibits, sev eral kinds of vegetables, wood and several other specimens of resources have been brought in. WHERE ARE STATES' RIGHTS? Nothing could suggest more forcibly the rapidity with which the process of federal centralisation is going for ward than the strong call in many parts of the south for national quarantine. For almost a half century before the civil war and long after it, the south was the peculiar home of the extreme states' rights doctrine, strict construe tion of the federal constitution and the Jealous withholding FIRE SALE! $3,000 Worth , of Millinery And Fancy Goods, DAMAGED BY WATER. What You Can Use is Yours at Your Own Price. Sale to Begin at 9:00 O'clock, FRIDAY MORNING. THE FASHION from the national government of power In favor of the I state and local government. From the close of the civil ! war the encroachments of the national at the expense of the state government has been ceaseless and rapid. But for a long time each step was met with vigorous opposition. The democratic party was such an opposition based dis tinctly and avowedly on the states' rights doctrine. Such opposition, however, steadily waned, and when fifteen years ago the democratic party summersaulted from a conserva tive to an ultra radical position, states' rights as a rallying cry and a practical political philosophy was suddenly swept aw ay. From that day there has been little to stop the onward rush of centralization. In deed, many of the elements for merly organized on the basis of the states' rights philoso phy have latterly been and are now foremost in pushing forward national consolidation. The great machine of the national government has grown and expanded enormously, taking on new functions, assuming new powers, and rapidly narrowing and cramping the state governments. Of all the multitude of legislative and constitutional remplies, hardly one contemplates restriction of the federal agency, but all its enlargement. Great numbers of them, like federal con trol of insurance and similar business, fed-ral ownership of telegraphs, federal savings banks, etc., propose- Immense invasions of the spheres of the several states. The marvel of it is that the most aggressive advocates of these and of even the more extreme propositions like federal owner ship of railroads are men who claim to be democrats and who not long ago most loudly professed the principles of states' rights. It is significant, therefore, when in the southern states the cry goes up for federal assumption of power over quaran tine, a subject peculiarly within the purview of a local police power. It may be well questioned whether the rapidity of federal centralization is not a matter of very grave import. There is a point at which the strain of conflicting Interests, unless disturbed through divided authority, would become too great. Reaction will of course come, but it may not come before irreparable harm has been done. IRRIGATION AND NAVIGATION. Snake river is \erv low, the lowest for a period of 15 years and while the cause may be extremely dry weather that lias prevailed this year there is another cause worth considering and that is the heavy withdrawal of water for the new irrigating schemes in southern Idaho. Elsewhere we give space to the story of how the beauty and grandeur of Shoshone falls has been blotted out by the waters taken at this season of the year for the Twin Falls irrigation scheme and the case cause no doubt helps to make naviga tion difficult here on the lower Snake river. Irrigation is a great and good thing for Idaho, and every citizen of the täte rejoices to hear that the sagebrush plains are being made to blossom as the rose, but it will have some of its disadvantages in robbing the streams of their waters and Interfering with navigation. In this same connection the conservation of the rainfall by' preserving the forests is directly in line with what would best subserve Lewiston's interests, for if the forests are denuded and the rainfall is soon dissipated by floods, such as prevail in the east under like conditions, the usefulness of the Snake as a navigable stream will be a thing of the past except perhaps for a few months in the spring of the year. The juveuile court idea has taken firm root in Kentucky. Here is what the Courier-Journal says of the matter: "One of the hopeful signs of the times is the growing interest in tile preservation of the characters of children; in their education, training and health. This concern has resulted In laws compelling parents to fiend their children to school, prohibiting them from making boys and girls of tender years work for a living and In other measures of the kind. One of the most important developments of the agitation if the "juvenile court," which ha» been adopted in some of tile states with marked success. In Denver exists the model institution of this sort. Under the Jurisdiction of Judge Lindsey it has wrought a revolution in the police conditions of the city. The effort now making to establish similar tribunals in Kentuck> has in its purpose the accomplish ment of the same good among little Kentuckians." The drouth and hot weather cut the crop short but still the tonnage for the year is rated by the grain men at ten per cent greater than that of any preceding year in the his | tor >' of the country, which shows that the Clearwater coun try is ail right and has still room to grow. I ! Republican« Not Fighting. (Oroflno Optimist.) Some days ago the executiv- com mittee of the republican county central committee of this county at an in formal meeting, are reported to have expressed themselves regarding the selection of Miles Johnson as deputy U. S. attorney for this state, and to have also given utterance to their sen timents regarding various state and federal officials in a rather intemper ate manner. Having but recently en tered the county and being, conse quently, unfamiliar with the various alignments, we are not prepared to speak, nor would we attempt to speak with anv degree of authority as to the party loyalty of Mr. Johnson, or any other public man in the county. But since the News has been spread over the state that the county organization of this county is at war with both the federal and state authorities and the story has as yet gone unchallenged, we take It upon ourselves to deny that such a condition exists. Me state this frankly, and after conversing with va rious members of the committee. In sofar as the writer is concerned he was not at the meeting of the committee when this action is purported to bave taken place, and certainly should not have taken the position that it was within the province of the executive committee of a political organization to assert the party attitude regard'ng any present or prospective office holder simply because he was personally dis tasteful to one or even ten members of the party. Much has been said regarding fac tions in the republican party of this a county but from our observation since j the size of the county was increased by j the annexation and we have felt at j liberty to make inquiry, especially since having been added to the membership of the executive committee, we fail to find any well defined factional feeling in any part of the county outside the city of Lewiston. The present state administration is considered excep tionally strong and we know of no criticism on our congressional delega tion. It must lie admitted that Mr. Ruick. the present I'. S. attorney, is a man of much ability and is a vigor ous and impartial official. It is un fortunate that in the line of his duty he is compelled to prosecute citizens of this county, and it is especially un fortunate that in these prosecutions the county organization of the repub lican party is booked as taking sides In the matter. Such an assumption on the part of the executive commit tee is entirely beyond Us powers and we doubt if any considerable number of the rank and file would sustain such a struggle. Should these efforts to place the or ganization on either side of a strug gle that should have nothing to do with the politics of Nez Perce county be continued it might result in the re pudiation of every man active in it on either side. We are simply making an observation based on the expression of various members of the party throughout the countv. Build Down the North Bank. Olympia. 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