LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS
^Successor to The Lewiston Teller—Twice-a-Week
Lewiston Tsller, Established 1876
LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1905.
Inter-Stats News— Vol. 1« Ne. if.
START SOON ON
Begin Shortly on
FIRST REPORTS ARE CONFIRMED
Operation* to Commence Feet at Cow
perthwaite People Can Get Men and
Material on tho Ground.—Road Now
Actual construction of the Lewiston
A Southeastern Electric line will be
begun at Lewiston as soon as the
Cowperthwaite people can get men and
teams and material on the ground, is
the announcement made by the local
representatives of the company today.
G. W. Thompson's letter confirming
the good news announced exclusively
In the last issue of the Inter-State
News, was received last night. Mr.
Cowperthwaite and his associates have
accepted the proposition as it now
stands and will proceed at once to
carry out their part of the contract,
which means the Immediate construc
tion of the road.
"So much has already been printed
concerning this electric line that I pre
fer not to say very much until the
actual details and plans of construc
tion can be made public," remarked
Mr. Randall, when seen this afternoon.
"But you may tell your readers that
the road Is assured," he continued,
"and actual construction work will be
gin at once, or just so soon as the
Cowperthwaite people can get the
workmen and material on the ground.
Construction work will begin first in
"Mr. Thompson will be able to give
you many of the details on his return
from San Francisco. He is now in
southern California, and will not be
home for several days."
COME BEFORE REGULAR TERM
Will Be No Special Term for Lewiston
S. F. O'Fallon, government inspector
of land offices, is In the city for a few
days' visit. He has been located at
Coeur d'Alene for the past few W'eeks,
and will return there to work until the
first of the year.
Mr. O'Fallon has been engaged on
the Lewiston land fraud cases for the
most of the past year, and will re
main in this part of the west until the
cases are tried at the spring term of
the federal court. He thinks there will
probably be no special term for the
Lewiston cases, but that the regular
term will be called several weeks ear
lier to give more time for the disposal
of the business.
OWL TRAIN TO
LEAVE AT 4P. M.
Proposed Change in Northern Pacific
W. H. Ude, traveling passenger agent
of the Northern Pacific, with offices at
Spokane, was in Lewiston yesterday
in the interest of a new time schedule
for Northern Pacific trains out of this
To a representative of the Inter
State News Mr. Ude stated that in all
likelihood the proposed change in the
schedule would be made, but the exact
hour of the arrival and departure of
the trains had not been decided upon.
It Is learned though that the proposed
new schedule will be about as follows;
The night train whldb now leaves
here at 11 o'clock will leave at 4 p. m„
reaching Spokane at 10 o'clock. Re
turning, the same train will leave Spo
kane at 4 o'clock, reaching here at 10
The Clearwater train will leave
Stltes at 7 o'clock instead of 4 a. in
reaching here about 11 or a little after,
and returning about 2 p. m. Some
difference In time on this train will be
made up by faster time on the road.
The day train between here and Spo
kane will likely remain as it Is.
The change In the night schedule will
prove accommodating to the traveling
public, especially those people Intend
Ing to take the night train for way
points between Lewiston and Spokane.
At the present schedule all towns are
reached so late at niglit that there are
no bus accommodations at the various
towns. The new schedule would put
the evening train into Moscow at ,
o'clock, making it very convenient for
people of the Latah metropolis who
transact business in the Lewiston land
♦ DISASTROUS lake storm. ♦
> , Dec. 7.—The
■ I of this oily says Hi*
1 ave been sacrificed, over
I y ships wrecked and a
>! nearly 7 million dollars
' • n susiained in the three
lornm on the groat lakes
"•■ason. That this is the
''' disastrous season in the
history of slopping on the lakes
is beyond doubt.
HANG IT UP
Speaker Cannon's Viaw Concerning
Washington, D. C.—Speaker Cannon
has told a correspondent of the New
York Herald Just why he opposes the
Massachusetts and other tariff revisers,
and gave his ideas of the recent elec
tions, which somehow differ from those
of most other statesmen who have seen
In them sure signs that the country Is
going to the "demnltion bow wows" of
socialism unless the ideas of President
Roosevelt for centralization of power
are Immediately enacted Into law.
"Uncle Joe" sees In the elections only
signs that the voters have learned to
local issues and glories in it.
"I came to ask you for your defini
tion of the phrase, 'Hanging up the
country by the tail,' " remarked the
On Thursday last, when leaving the
White House, he was surrounded by a
party of reporters, one of whom had
asked him wliat was to be done in the
way of tariff revision and the speaker
"I am not in favor of hanging the
country up by the tall, and If this is to
be done it will not have the assistance
of my state."
"Well," said the speaker, w'hen he
had considered the question In Its va
rious aspects, "that is a proper inquiry
which the Herald Is making of me, and
I will be very glad to explain what 1
meant by not being In favor of hang
ing the country up by the tail.
Country Never So Prosperous.
"We have a mighty prosperous and
contented country these days, young
man. Some persons may not think it
Is as prosperous as It ought to be, but
I won't discuss that, merely resting on
the statement that It never w r as quite
so prosperous before.
"Some persons may think It Is not as
contented as might be desired, but I
think it is a great deal more contented
than it believes itself to be. From one
end of the country to the other there is
production the like of which I have
never known. The crops are enormous.
The corn crop Is a buster, the wheat
crop is shoving out the sides of the
granaries, the hay crop is excellent;
the only complaint that is made of the
cotton crop is that it is so large. Why. i
only the other day a prominent citizen 1
of Nebraska was in here and said that
the net profits of Nebraska alone would
"The factories for the most part are
running full and the railroads were
never taxed as they are today. This
great country of more than eighty mil
lion people is feeling the impulse of
good times in every fiber of its make
Opposed to Tariff Agitation.
"Now what I said the other day when
I was asked about the prospects for
tariff revision was meant to Indicate
that I was emphatically opposed to
starting tariff agitation In congress
which would in any sense militate
against this satisfactory condition of
"If we were going to revise the tariff
we would have to build from the base
up. We would have to establish a
ground-work on which we would de
cide about how great would be the in
creases or reductions from the present
schedules. Then we would have to
build up. taking into consideration all
the interests affected, the diverse pro
ducts of the entire country, and in
this way prepare a bill which would
have the support of enough votes to
pass It. Now If we undertook to do
this the very first effect would be felt
In the arteries of retail trade.
"Storekeepers would let their stocks
run down; that would affect the facto
ries. The mills would quit' running on
such full time; that would affect the
wage earners. In a very short time
there would be great unrest In the
business world. Men would become
cautious about embarking on new en
terprises; the tremendous spurt we are
having in the erection of new buildings
and the planning of new' enterprises,
in the building of new railroads and in
the rebuilding of old ones—all this
would he checked and perhaps stopped.
Era of Depression Would Return.
"Importations would drop off. stocks
would become low bn the shelves of
jobbers, the revenues of the govern
ment would fall off and the first thing
we knew the country would be in a
condition of depression similar to what
we knew about nine or ten years ago.
"That is what I mean when I speak
of 'hanging the country up by the tail.'
We used to swing dogs by the tail when
we were boys. It must have been «
very uncom fortable sensation for the
(Continued on page five.)
INDIAN LAND RENTALS
SHOW INCREASE $20,000
Men of Reservation Receiving Annually
$100,000 Most of Which They
Spend for Whisky
The Indian landed proprietors have
just concluded figuring up their rent
rolls and find that they are 820,000
richer this year from rentals of allotted
lands than they were this time a year
No landed aristocrat in the nation Is
so care free as the Nez Perce Indian.
Uncle Sam is his agent and looks after
the leasing of his lands and sees that
the rents are collected. The Indian
land owner has no weightier trouble
on his mind than that of appearing In
the fall to receive his rent money,
which In ninety-nine cases In a hun
dred be blows on the passing breeze
with as little thought to the future as
the people of his race have given since
the discovery of the continent.
Annual Rental Now $100,000. .
The Indians of the Nez Perce tribe
have approximately 80,000 acres of the
lands they received in severalty now
leased to the whites, and their Income
annually from this source is a little
over $100,000. This Income Is rapidly
increasing. E. W. Allen, cash clerk at
the Lapwai agency, is authority for
the statement that the receipts for the
quarter just ended are $20,000 greater
than at this time a year ago.
"The crop year ends September 30,"
said Mr. Allen yesterday, "and we have
Just concluded the work of receiving
and turning over the rent money. The
receipts for the quarter were $91,000
this year as against $71,000 for the cor
responding quarter last year. The
number of leases has increased from
304 In 1904 to over 500 in 1905. These
will (crease still more In 1906, especially
If the railroads come to open up lands
Steele Issues Strict Orders
Special to Inter-State News.
Moscow, Idaho, Dec. 8.—Judge Steele
has instructed all the jurors of the
present pannel not to read any news
papers during the present Jury terra of
court. This does not apply to the ju
rors drawn upon any particular case,
but to the entire pannel.
In instructing the jury along these
lines in open court the judge explained
that his reason was to avoid (j^lays
that might he rauses by jurors becom
ing prejudiced by reading newspaper
accounts, which might necessitate the
issuing of a special venire. The Jurors
were told they had better confine their
reading to books and magazines until
after the term was closed.
PLAY LEWISTON NEXT WEEK
Moscow Basket Ball Team Practices
Special to Inter-State News.
Moscow, Idaho, Dec. 8.—The Univer
sity basket ball team will play the
Lewiston high school December 15. The
Moscow team Is practicing every night.
Fully 20 students turn out daily and
Coach Griffith expects to put out a
winning team to meet the various col
leges of the northwest. The game
with Lewiston next Friday will be the
first contest of the season.
The furniture and apparatus for the
gymnasium of the University of Idaho
has arrived and within ten days will he
in place. When fitted up the Univer
sity "gym" will be one of the best in
ILLITERACY AMONG WOMEN DECREASES
THAN AMONG MEN.
MORE RAPIDLY ♦
Washington. Dec. 7.—According to a bulletin issued by tbe census
bureau, about 108 persons out of lOOn in the United States over in
years old. are unable to write, which Is equivalent to about 1 In 10.
hut of the white population, only 46 out of man, or fewer than 1 in
on ; of the foreign-born whites. 128 out of every 1000. and of the ne
groes, 445 out of every 1000 are illiterate.
International comparisons, restricted as far as possible to corres
ponding classes of tbe population, are. on the whole favorable to this
countrv. indicating that in most European countries Illiteracy is
much more prevalent than it is here, although the United States is
still far behind Germany. Sweden. Norway. Denmark and Switzerland.
There is also ground for satisfaction In the statistical evidence
that illiteracy is steadily being reduced in this country. In 1890 the
number of illiterates per 1000 was 133 for the total population 62 for
the native white population. 120 for the foreign-born white and '.6S
for negroes. Indians and Mongolians.
The female sex is shown to be more illiterate than the male, the
Illiteracy for females being 112 per 1000 and for males 101. But the
contrast is less marked titan it was in 1890. when the Illiteracy for the
two was 144 and 123. respectively.
now lying remote from transportation
No Red Men Farmer*.
Most of the farm lands on the reser
vation owned by the Indians Mr, Allen
says are farmed by the white*. Very
few of the Indian owner* are fermera
in the true sense of the word. Many of
them have In patchea of grain from
ten acres to eighty acres but this is
merely for hay for their horses. Very
few are growing crops for the harvest
and sale of the grain. Lands for this
purpose are almost entirely leased to
the whites. Many of the Indians own
teams and help in the harvest, draw
ing grain to market and running with
the thresher crews, but not many take
the Initiative of conducting a business
of their own.
The Indian is rarely a successful
farmer. Mr. Allen could name but two
who leased lands and competed In the
business with the white men on the
reservation. Many of the Indians are
well-to-do, and a few are wealthy, but
the greater percentage of these have
made their money In stock raising
when the reservation was open and the
More Drunkenness Seen This Year.
"Another feature of this year's rental
payments," said Mr. Allen, "was the
increased drunkeness among the In
dians. There Is a saloon now within
easy reach and the money received for
rents flowed freely Into the tills of the
booze merchant. It Is no exaggeration
to say that there was fifty times the
drunkeness visible this year than was
to be seen this time last year. I do
not think that there Is fifty times the
whiskey being drunk, but at this time
It was more open and more noticeable
because no attempt was needed to con -
Binnard Files Suit to Keep Company
From Temple Theater.
There is trouble brewing in the the
atrical world. It had ils origin in the j
transfer of the Henson-Layne com- j
pany from the Minnard theater to the
Temple theater. S. L. McFarland, at
torney for I. M. Binnard, files a suit
in the district court today asking for
a restraining order preventing the
Benson-Layne company from playing
at the Temple heraus? they were under j
written contract to play at his house j
for the entire season.
It appears from the complaint that
the Henson-Layne company contracted j
on November 8. 1905, to play In the I
Binnard theater continuously till the !
week ending June 1. 1906. they to re- |
celve a certain portion of the net re
ceipts, and he to receive the balance. !
The Benson-Layne company jumped I
the contract anil began playing at th
Temple theater, a rival house, and i
Mr. Binnard, through his attorney,
asks for a restraining order prevent
Ing their playing at the Temple and
for damages in tho sum of $500.
The matter will probably he heard
in Moscow where the «llstrict court is
now in session at a date which will he
fixed by Judge Steele when the mat -
ter is brought to his notice.
Mr. Layne on behalf of the theater
company makes reply thnt the Binnard
theater did not meet the needs of the
troupe for comfort and success, and
denies that the players can be held
by any contract. The Renson-Laync
company is now playing nightly at
the Temple theater.
Affairs in the Lewiston police court
have been Very quiet during the week.
Two Indians, John Henry and Ignlus
Thompson, enriched the rity treasury
to the extent of $7.50 each, because
they chose to imbibe too freely of the
♦ HONORS FOR IDAHO BOY. *
♦ Hanover, Iiul., Dee. 4.—John ♦
♦ S. Hums, a sophomore of Lew- ♦
♦ Iston. Idaho, won first plnee In ♦
♦ the oratorical contest at Han- ♦
♦ over college tonight. His sub- ♦
♦ ject was "Aspirations and ♦
♦ ldenls." Rurns will represent ♦
♦ Hanover at the state oratorical ♦
♦ contest. ♦
Harriman Beeks to Shorten
Rout* te Portland.
The Harriman Interest* are not Adle
in the development of the railroad sit
uation in central Idaho. The Indications
grow stronger every day that they
mean to use the water grades of tho
Salmon river and make a connecting
line from Huntington down the Snake
to Lewiston and give their road the
benefit of the all water grade to tho
The story of Pope's reconnlsance of
Salmon river this fall la now supple
mented by the fact that he also made a
reconnlsance of Snake river from the
mouth of Salmon river to Huntington
and made minute observations along
the old survey made by the Harriman
Pop* a Senta F* Official.
George Stonebreaker, who reached
the city today from Stltes, reports that
his son Allen, who was with J. B. Pope
on his trip down the Salmon and later
up the Snake, returned Wednesday
from Welser, where he parted with Mr.
Pope, who returned direct to San Fran
cisco. He Is the authority for the
statement that J. B. Pope la the aa
slatant superintendent of the Santa Fe
system, and directly connected with the
Harriman Interests. HIh survey of the
Salmon river and later of the Snake,
where he assumed the authority of
marking changes in the route as sur
veyed are strong pointers to the fact
that the Harriman Interests have abolit
reached the deciaion to utilize the Sal
mon river for their direct connectlona
with the east, and will supplement that
with direct connections with their lines
front Huntington down the Snake to
Lewiston and on to the coast via the
The Pope party has been In the field
since early September. Mr. Stone
breaker assisted them with their pack
train from Stltes to the head of the
Salmon river, where a boat was built
and the voyage down the Salmon was
made In a small boat at leisure. Mr.
Pope took minute observations of the
topography of the river and made co
pious notes of the details of the route.
He spoke as one having authority and
expressed himself as delighted with the
An Easy Railroad Rout*.
Mr. Pope stated thnt In years of ex
perience with similar surveys he had
seen no route through the mountains
so free front real engineering difficul
ties as tho Salmon route. In his sur
vey of the Snake to Huntington he
took up the old line of survey made by
the Harriman engineers and marked
many changes that he desired made,
even at the cost of great expense in
tho purchase of rights of way. He
parted with Ids guide and rlvermen at j
Huntington with the express under- j
standing that he would return to this
section in the spring.
Rival for the Hill System.
The Inference from tlds reconnlsance
i that the Harriman Interests
no Intention of abandoning the central
1 Idaho field, but that they wll strike the
j territory south of the Clearwater pass
1 PH nn q make the direct route to tide
j watpr dowtI th „ Sn ) nlon an ,i the Snake
1 ' ,rH -
This will bring the second trans
continental line Into Lewiston and
make a strong rival to the Hill system
and to the Milwaukee In their invasion
of the Clearwater country. With the
development of these plans central
Idaho is marked for some of the great
est railroad development of any section
of the Pacific northwest.
FRUIT UNIONS WILL UNITE
Clarkston Associations Plan Work for
The two fruit growers'
of Clarkston and Vineland expect to
have meetings in the very near fu
| tare when they propose to consolidate.
This is a movement that has been
! growing for some time, and has the
1 very hearty endorsement of the bust
■ ness men as well as the fruit grow
! ers. They believe that with tills con
j solldation a much better grade and
I variety of fruit would result, and a
better market would be theirs,
j The best Informed fruit men believe
j that the best fruit crop in the hls
j tory of Clarkston and Vineland will
i result the coming year, as the weather
! so far has been ideal for the trees
j and vines.
Clarkston's nursery stock Is becom
ing well known ail over the inland em
pire. G. XV. R. Peaslee, of the Vine
land nurseries, reports that his sales
have been very large this fall and still
continue to grow.
Construction Started i
ENGINEER BRANDON IN CHAftMi
Her* te Direet Operetiene in Pam
Fared ef Men Be M #
Werk Pro gr es se s .—Crib Cenetrw*«
tien te Fellew.
The flnit work of actual
for the railroad hrMga tore
Clearwater began today, wb
great orange peel dipper sank
earth and rock* on (he ett* ot the j
abutment and the ate*m hoist
the load and carried It tar out, ot
way to one aide of the exeavatf im.
A. Brandon, chief engineer of the con
struction work, waa on tha ground
directed the operations,
"This ie the excavation for the eouth
abutment of the bridge," eald Bail«
neer Brandon today, "Tha excavation
for this abutment will be aboi}t 1$ teat,
where the soundings show wo wÙl
reach bedrock. The crew in charge of
the excavation ia small now hut It will
be Increased as the work progresses.
The carpenters will soon ha on tha
ground to put In the cribs, and the
force will be augmented as fast as tho
demands of construction will Justify."
Quite a crowd gathered on the rail
road embankment this afternoon to
watch the operation of excavation. A
steam hoist and crane are used to lift
and swing the load gathered by tho
dipper. This piece of machinery la Of
the pattern known aa the "orange poet"
Flanges like the sections of an orango
peel open from the bottom and thrast
into the earth by the weight of pi
dipper they gather In the aotl and
rocks, and as the crane lifta the load
they close In from below and earry It
in safety to the dump. The excavation
will be made to bedrock, a distance of
from 16 to 20 feet, and the abutment
will be of concrete from this founda
"The base of the south abutment will
be 33 feet square," said Engineer Klt
nerlng, who hae the work In charge.
"We will excavate for a larger area and
build a crib close and strong enough
to keep out the water and rocks. Wa
will pump out the water and continua
the excavation to bedrock, having
plenty of room Inside the crib to work
nil around the abutment. The work
I« being delayed some for lack of
heavy timbers.-but with these at hand
tlipre will soon be a large force here
to push the work of construction. All
work prior to this has been preliminary
but the work today Is the first of tha
Voluntarily Decide to Put
Pranks at Moeeow.
Special to Inter-State News,
Moscow, Idaho, Dec. 8.—The assocl
1 nied student body of the University of
j Idaho lias decided to put a stop to all
; forms of hazing in the school, and at
j a mass meeting yesterday a committee
representing al the classes was ap
! pointed to draw up resolutions to this
j effect. Tit*' committee Is headed by
j Victor Price.
At the meting the students took
turns In rending clippings from news
papers from all parts of the state, and
some of these brought forth laughter.
The newspapers in the vicinity of
Idaho Falls, the home of Jay Jelltck,
who was recently branded, were the
most vehement ill their denunciation of
the affair. One ne .vspaper suggested
that the governor should take charge
of the college personally, and handed
out big words and long sentences In
characterizing some of the faculty.
The resolutions will lx- presented to
the board of regents at the meeting
! here next Tuesday.
Jeillck lias removed one of the
! plasters from his face and the scar is
I about gone. All traces of the brand
ing will soon disappear. He has not
I lost any time at school by reason of the
A Lucky Discovery.
1 believe" said Mrs. Oldcastle. "that
what a boy is depends largely upon his
I know it." replh-l her hostess, aa
she carelessly toy* d w ith her jewel box.
I ''There was mv c >usin Ebenezer's boy.
. He never knew what it was to have a
I well *lav till the doctors found out that
it was his environment ami cut it out."
I —Chi ago Record-Herald.
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