LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS
Published Every Tuesday and Friday
by the Teller Publishing Company, Ltd.
E. N. BLTTHE
I* O. BRADLEY
.Entered at the Postoffice at Lewiston,
Idaho, as second class mall matter.
The Inter-State News was consolidated
with the Teller April 14, 1905. Lewis
ton Teller Established 1876. Inter-State
News Established September 23, 1904.
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FARMERS THE TRUE DEVELOP
In an article entitled "Millions in Ore
In Rugged Hills," a writer in the Ore
gonian places the value of the pro
duct of the Coeur d'Alene mines, for
the year 1905, at $13,000.000.
The mining district producing this
vast wealth lies in the northern portion
of Shoshone county, and forms but a
small fraction of the county's area.
The population of the district numbers
about 10,000 and the actual number
of persons, directly engaged In the pro
duction of this enormous sum of money
Is about 3,000.
The actual development of the Coeur
d'Alenes dates back about twenty
years, yet in all this time and with all
this wealth being extracted from the
bowels of the earth, little remains In
the country to show for It. The reason
for this Is plain—the entire country Is
controlled by a few great financiers
who care not a farthing for the coun
try or Its advancement. The wealth
of these great mines goes annually to
swell the already over-flowing coffers
of the men who pocket dividends on
Standard OH and juggle the copper
Money produced by Idaho mines has
gone into payrolls footing up to thous
ands of dollars annually, and has
helped to build brick blocks in cities
of neighboring states but to the farm
ers must go the credit for the great
development of the state. The devel
opment Incident to a country from the
production of $13,000,000 through min
ing is of small Importance as compared
to that following the production of a
like sum through the cultivation of
From reliable data, we find that for
the year 1903. the combined value of
the wheat, barley, oat. and hay crop,
for the state amounted to $13,062,796, a
little more than the estimated value
of the product for 1905, of the Coeur
d'Alene mines. The total acreage de
voted to these crops is 719.984, scat
tered over the entire state. Every
county In tin 1 state contributes to the
production and conaequently It may
be said that the entire state has had
to be developed to some extent, in order
that this utvnt wealth might t->* brought
Taking the average amount of land
dsvoted to the growing of wheat, bar
ivy. oats and hay upon each homestead,
we find that it reinilres nearly nine
thousand farms, representing a popula
tion of more than fifty thousand per
sons, directly Interested.
The production of the small sum of
#13 .000,000 annually through agricul
tural sources has called for a wide de
velopment of the state. Railways have
had to be constructed; telegraph and
telephone lines built; wagon roads have
pushed out to the farthest ends of
the state; bridges have been erected;
irrigation canals have been opened up;
educational Institutions and churches
erected; and prosperous homes dot the
land that once was waste. The entire
country is Improved—made better. The
landscape that years ago tired the eye
of the pioneer as he wended his way
through valleys and broad prairies is
now made Inviting.
The settlers upon these farms, pro
ducing these products, and the thous
ands of people who are necessary to
contribute to their wants are all build
ers. They are increasing the wealth
of the state each year. They are the
promoters and builders of Industries
that shall stand for all time.
MAKE IT TEN YARD8 AND THREE
The football season has ended and
the death list for the year has reached
auch a total that there is almost a
national uprising against the brutality
of the game as played at present.
President Roosevelt has headed a
movement that will no doubt lead to a
great modification of the rules calling
for radical change in the game. If
these are not made It Is evident from
the action already taken by some of the
leading colleges of the country that
football will be barred from the college
It Is not likely that football will lose
Its place as a national sport. It is a
game too dear to the American heart
for that. But the time lias come when
there must be a radical change in the
rules. This change will come in an at
tempt to break up the mass plays
which, more than anything else are
responsible for the accidents and rough
Pl»y that now prevails. In the scrim
mages resulting from the mass plays
It la Impossible for the officials to see
and prevent fouls and other rough
plays that come when the Impact of
Viva) rush lines meet In crash after
crash in the struggle for the mastery
of the ball.
The suggestions made by Walter
Camp, the nestor of American football,
are likely to receive the attention that
they should have received years ago
when presented. He alms to remove
the danger of the mass plays by the
adoption of a rule that ten yards must
be gained In three downs. At present
the rule Is five, and It Is noticed that
when the opposing lines are nearly
equal that the ball is punted on the
third down rather than to allow the
opposing team to get possession be
cause the required yardage had not
been gained. With ten yards to gain
the play would still be more open and
from the spectator's point of view more
A running open game would call for
players of a different type. Beef and
brawn would In a measure have to give
way to a type more allied to the ath
lete that excells In the lacrosse. Gen
eral activity would be the feature in
such an open game. Accuracy In
catching the ball and returning it by
means of a punt, or by passing It in a
running game to a team mate who
would pass It on or punt It would be
the test of a successful player on the
varsity teams, and such a game could
be made replete with brilliant plays
without the attending danger that now
threatens to bar the sport because of
According to the Massachusetts bu
reau of statistics the trade of that state
for 1904 amounted to $1,385,000,000; the
per capita rate being for Boston 81.881
and for 32 other cities $217. Boston
did about 70 per cent of the amount.
Twenty per cent increase In the whole
sale and manufacturing business of
Chicago is reported by the commercial
association of that city, up to October
31 last, as compared with the preceding
twelve months. The amount has
doubled within ten and trebled within
O NORTHWE8T EXCHANGES O
Cottonwood Has Aspirations.
From the way the railroad people are
trying to get into the bank all the
notes subscribed for the building of
that road one Is led to believe they
either mean business or have a good
chance to realize money on the notes.
In case the road is built It will pass
through Cottonwood and give this place
another boost. With two roads through
here and one of them certain to be a
trunk line Cottonwood will be able to
lay future claim to the title of the
"Coming Metropolis of central Idaho."
All roads lead to Cottonwood. Watch
Oregon Congressman Up a Stump.
j If they arc to collect mileage, those
j members of tlio Oregon delegation who
I arc under a cloud will have to make the
I trip to Washington. It Is understood
two of them, Mitchell and Williamson,
do not intend to undertake to partici
pate In the proceedings, and the ques
tlon has been raised whether they could
collect their mileage without appearing
in the capital. This question is an
i swered In the negative. It being an
| nounced the sergeant-at-arms will not
i pay it unless they personally appear at
I his office. It is a little hard on them,
; since they are holding on to their po
jsltlon for the reason that they need
j the money, hut, If they want lids per
jquiwit- in addition to the salary, they
j will have to put themselves out suffi -
I oienily to make the trip to Washin -ton.
No Balm of Gilead for Burton.
Independence (Or) Enterprise.
Senator Burton cinched again, and
it's the season of year when everybody
Is singing "And we ought to be thank
ful for that."
I Collector Never an Idaho Man.
Idaho, which forms part of the in
ternal revenue district composed of
Montana, Idaho and Utah, has never
tilled the office of collector. For 25
years Montana has held the office of
collector and furnished the officer, Utah
has been fortunate for a few years, but
Idah Is never. This Is true of Chinese
Inspector and other federal matters In
which this state forms a part of the
district. It Is high time this state was
being recognized. Senator Heyburn's
recommendation of Addison T. Smith
for the position of collector should re
ceive general commendation * through
out the state.
Selected for the Fitness of Things.
When President Roosevelt was in
Oklahoma last spring he saw John R.
Abernathy catch a coyote with his
hands and admired the man's skill and
pluck. Now the wolf hunter is In
Washington hunting a Job In which
his talents might be employed in hunt
ing human game. He wishes to be ap
pointed marshal for the district of Ok
lahoma. Very likely he is Just the
kind of a man needed for such a posi
tion in that country.
"Whafa all that noise over at your
house? la somebody being murdered r*
"New, Tommy, he apilled the mo
lassos Jug on hia head an' ma'a cornin'
hla hair."—Cleveland Leader.
BIG SUMS FOR
Eastern Capitalists 8psnding #6,0001)00
in Northern Idaho.
E. L. Marvin, special agent of the
land board, who returned recantly from
trip into the northern part of the
state on official business, says that the
timber Industry In the north half Is
developing with gigantic strides, re
ports the Boise Statesman.
The potlatch Lumber company,
which is an offshoot of the great Wey
erhauser syndicate, is building a mill
at the town of Potlatch, which, when
completed, will be one of the largest
mills in the world. It will be equipped
with four of the largest double-cutting
bandsaws made and one gangsaw, with
total capacity of 700,000 feet every
4 hours. The main mill building will
he 151x276 feet. There are now being
built a sorter, 544 feet long; a planing
mill, 298 feet long; a dry shed, 598 feet
long, and a large dry kiln and box fac
tory, machine shops and a roundhouse.
One hundred acres will be devoted to
the timber yard proper, while 200 acres
will be covered by the mill, awltches.
offices and minor buildings. The mill
will be as large aa any in the north
west, and In every respect modem. In
fact, a number of appliances to facili
tate the handling of timber are being
installed, duplicates of which are found
in no other mill In existence. The en
tire plant Is expected to be completed
and In operation by July 1, 1906. Be
tween 1500 and 2000 men will be em
ployed At Potlatch and In the timber.
At the present time about 500 men are
on the payroll In various capacities at
The Idaho investments of the Pot
latch Lumber company, In the way of
timber lands, railroads and milling
plant, «fill reach a grand total of six
The railroad of the company runs
from Pàlouse to the town of Potlatch,
thence up the Palouse river to Flat
creek; tip the creek and over the divide
to the headwaters of Bear creek;
thence east to Hog Meadows; thence
to the junction of the Potlatch river
and Ruby creek; up Ruby creek and
through a 1000-foot tunnel to Cameron
creek; thence to the very heart of a
very large body of timber on Elk creek.
The road has been surveyed from this
point oil into the holdings of the Clear
water Timber company on the north
fork of the Clearwater river. The
Clearwater company is another Weyer
It is the 'aim of the Potlatch Lum
ber company to make Potlatch an ideal
(town, Inodelled somewhat after Pull
man', 111. Everything possible will be
•lone tf) promote the interests and well
being Of Its army of employes. Some
9»ii) bopses will be built by the com
pany apj rented to the m«p. No prop
er; v will be «old, and the sale of intox
Tcatlngl liquors within the borders of the
I own*lte will be prohibited.
The town will be lighted by electric
ity and will bave its own water sys
tem. It Is the intention to begin drill«
lng for artesian water tmmedtately.
The water will be pumped to a large
reservoir on the summit of the hill
north of town and used for domestic
and fire purposes.
Another big industry for the utiliza
tion of the vast natural wealth of
northern Idaho is promised by the visit
to Spokane of C. R. Smith, president
of tie- Menashs Wooden ware company
jof Mei asha, Wis. who. it is asserted by
well-informed people, w'll erect a saw
J mill, equipped with four double-cutting
i bandsaws, at a point on the Spokane
river a short distance above Spokane.
! Mr. Sjnith's company is the owners of
I vast tracts of valuable timber land
] along the St. Joe and St. Maries rivers
I in Idaho. He is one of the largest in
Idividual timber operators In the world.
; It i8 also reported that Hovey Clarke,
secretary and treasurer of the Shevlln
Clarke company of Minneapolis, is In
Spokane, directing the operations of a
large crew of timber estimators, who
are at work along the St. Joe and 8t.
Maries rivers. It Is thought that Mr.
Clarke Is planning to purchase the ex
tensive holdings of the P. R. Lewis
Lumber company of Coeur d'Alene
City. The Shevlln-Clarke Is a big com«,
pany. operating mills at Minneapolis
with large capacity.
TO REFORM FOOTBALL.
New York, Nov. 30.—Dlscuss
Ing the announcement that the
Harvard overseers are likely at
thHr next meeting to take up
thp subject of football reform,
Edmund Wetmore, a member of
the Harvard overaeera. said:
l'I think there can be no doubt
that the board will take up the
question at its next meeting. I
aqi strongly in favor of a re
vision of the rules. I do not.
think that the game should be
continued as It is at present
played. It seems probable to me
that the overseers will call be
fore them competent authority
and hear what those best in a
position to speak have to say
about the situation."
WILL PLEAD INSANITY.
Trial of Thomaa Fialda at Moscow
Special to Inter-State News.
Moscow. Idaho, Nov. 30. —The trial of
Thomas Fields for murder in the flrst
degree has been set for Monday morn
ing, December 4 in the district court.
Two days have been allotted for the
Attorney Morgan states that Fields
will plead insanity and has had about
15 subpoenas issued for people llv'ng
near Princeton to testify in Field's be
Fields confessed to the killing of
Fred Fields, who while bearing the
same name, Is no relation to the mur
derer. He also seriously wounded Fred
Fields' father at the same time.
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