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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEW
Successor to The Lewiston Teller—-Twice-a-Week Lewiston Teller, Established 1876. LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1905. 'Inter-State News, Vol. 1, M» MILWAUKEE TO BUILO AT ONCE Engineer Moss Ordered to Rush Work on g Clearwater Survey MEN LEAVE KOOSKIA TODAY Will Meet Party Coming West from Lolo Pass—No Credit to Report Road Will Go by Way of the Palouse Coun try and Spokane. That the Milwaukee will build and will build at once, appropriating the Lolo pass and the route down the Lock saw and Middle Fork of the Clearwater to Lewiston and on to the coast over its own lines, is confirmed by an inter view held yesterday with Engineer F. D. Moss of Seattle. Mr. Moss was a passenger on the Clearwater train enroule from Seattle to Kooskia to Join the party that is equipping at that place for a mid winter survey of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater. The party is now ready to move and the start will be made this morning. Engineer Moss will be sec ond in command of the thirty men that will make the trip. Rush Orders Given. "The instructions are to survey up the Middle Fork until juncture is made with the parties now in the field com ing this way from the Lolo pass," said Mr. Moss. "There are two parties coming in from the Montana side, each of about 35 men. The orders are to rush the work." Mr. Moss's attention was called to the article in the Spokane papers say ing that the road might lead out through Palouse and reach Wallula by that circuitous route. He scouted the idea as one very impractical, and gave out the impression that the Milwaukee had practically determined in its west ern connections and that the present mid-winter movement indicated plainly where that route would be. Northwestern Coming, Too. Mr. Moss is authority, too, for the as sertion that the Chicago and North western had determined to strike for the Pacific coast. He said it was well known in railroad circles that the Northwestern would build through southern Idaho and eastern Oregon and strike the Columbia river near Wallula and extend its lines to the coast. Large congregations welcomed Rev. W. T. Euster during three evenings of last week in his lecturing trip over in Washington. He aided needy churches in this manner. The congregations were pronounced the largest that had greeted anyone for years. Jack Wills, merchant of Kooskia, was in the city Monday, returning on the afternoon train. Mr. Wills has just closed a contract with the Northern Pacific Co. for the delivery of 50,000 railroad ties. MAKING DENVER A PURPLE CITY Extensive Plans for Reunion of Elks Next Summer. Special to Inter-State News. Denver. Colo., Dec. 12.—Denver is to be turned into a city of purple next July. When the warm winds of the day meet the cooling breeze from the mountains in the evening, the city at the foot of the Rockies will be one mighty sea of purple. The state of Colorado, the city of Denver, the park boards, the owners of private parks and gardens and the en tire city of Denver in fact, will raise purple owers in honor of the reunion of the B. P. O. Elks. Nature will be used in making every lawn bloom with purple flowers. Owners or managers of office buildings will unite with the tenants in having potted plants In win dows. Added to this will be one of the finest electrical displays ever seen in the country, along with the bunting and flag display. . Thousands of dollars will be expend ed on this line alone and already florists are working overtime, preparing seeds and plants for the first big demand. Between 50,000 and 75.000 Elks are expected to travel towards Denver next ^ Grand Exalted Ruler Brown has year. approved the plans of the Denver com- j mittee Under the directions of W il- j Ham^Maher.' exaited^ruler of Denver $60.000 is being raist'd to In addition, to lodge No. 1 entertain the visitors. this the great mines of Colorado, gold „5 Sw are clterln* .oM «"<« ■■»• TÄ- — « ~ $25 from Chicago and this will attract many thousands of extra visitors. The plans of the entertainment committee are unique in details. The largest band of Indians ever gathered together at 1, ast during the past ten years, will be on hand. Wyoming willjoin with Colo rado in furnishing a big band of the real Elk from the mountains and plains. Trips to the greatest mines in the world trips to the mountains, with wild west shows of the real order, are a few of the things in store for the visitors. BRIGHT OUTLOOK FLORENCE CAMP Revival of Early-Day Activity pected Next Year. "1 look for a revival of some of the old time mining interest at Florence next summer." said O. L. Benson yes terday in discussing the outlook for the old camp and reviewing the work of the present season. "This has been a poor season to make a showing as the water has been the lowest known in many years," contin ued Mr. Benson. "There is a revival at Florence, especially in the development of flat placer ground that was too ex pensive to work in the early days. Big companies have been organized to work these low flats and they are spending a great deal of money in getting the proper amount of water and in getting the tail races for the dumps, but it is known the ground is very rich and the returns will be ample when the plant is once in operation. Giant Installad at Grub-Staka. "The Clark-Beckett company have completed this season two miles of ditch and 600 feet of tail race, and are ready In the spring to begin handling the dirt on their 200-acre claim. Dan Green wait has had a very busy season. He has built 600 feet of tall race for the Grubstake property, and 30 feet of this was in rock work. He has a giant installed and will begin in the early spring. The Grubstake has 600 acres of very rich placer ground. Will Expend $50,000 in Ditches. "Greenwalt is also at the head of the new company that will next season open up the Meadow Creek placers. The water will be taken from Boulder creek and $50,000 will be expended on the ditch that is expected to open up 600 acres. "Harry Moore of Moscow has been doing development work all season on his quartz property. The Bear Track mine and the clean up of the test run makes an excellent showing. Moore came out for the winter as I did and has gone to his home in Moscow." Snowfall Pleases Miners. Mr. Benson says that the snowfall has been very heavy for the present season in Florence and the mining men are much encouraged. There is two and a half feet of snow at Florence now, a much heavier fall than is cus tomary at this time of year. The en tire trip to Grangeville was made over the snow which is well packed on the roads, making excellent traveling. Mr. Benson and wife were registered at the Raymond yesterday. Mrs. Ben son is enroute to her old home in Ore gon where she will spend the winter. Mr. Benson will return today to Flor ence where for several years he has been engaged in the hotel business. CITY WILL BUY TWU MILES PIPE Iron Mains to Supply Needs Residents on the Hill. Over two miles of new water pipe was ordered by the city council last night to supply the immediate demands for new water service tin the hill where new residences make the need impera tive. It is well to observe, too, that the pipe ordered is iron pipe. The city is not buying any more wooden pipe after the costly experiment indulged in a few years ago. Bids for furnishing the pipe were considered at the council meeting last night and the report of the committee having the bids in charge was that the bid of Charles Hahn was the lowest and the contract to furnish the pipe was awarded to him. The total cost of the pipe and the 25 hydrants needed in connection with the extensidh of the mains was $6.515.18. The other bidders for the contract were Naylor & Norlin, Crane & Co., and Holly, Mason, Marks & Co., of Spokane. The city has still not settled with the Lewiston-Clarkston company for the electric lights furnished during the month of November. The matter took another turn last night when Superin tendent J. J. Jennings of the light com pany appeared before the council and explained the system of rebate the company offered in its bill. The com pany's rebate had been on the basis of a 14-hour night service and the report of the police as to failure of service had been accepted and the rebates made in acc> .rdance with this report. The council protested the bill and made a 26 per cent reduction, amount ing to $352.50. The company will not accept the reduction, but claims that a rebate of $16.85 is all the city is entitled to under the terms of the contract. The matter has been again referred to the light committee though under protest from Councilman Erb, who favors standing pat on the proposition. Hue prill tendent Jennings was seen ssuepnniemiem. today regarding the company s posi | j U on, but he has nothing to add to the j statements already made. H • . j'here will be rebates for December to j l)t , IT)a de on the same basis. But I r ,,, ia irs are made on the steam auxill company will be able to carry load** of lighting and power that the needs of the city demand. j al V plant now and there will be no fur ,her irouWe. The p. «" - s Naturally. Cleveland Plain Dealer, ghe—Is that an English coat you are wearing.' He_Yes. How do you like it. ghe_To be frank with you, it is a fright. He—It wouldn't be English wasn't. _____ the ! lf it REMARKABLE INCREASE ^ pQgj^L RECEIPTS Lewiston Money Order Transactions Over $700 a Day During the Month of November Few people realize to what extent the people use the postolTlce as a banking Institution. The average business in money orders at the Lewiston office for the month of November was $700 day for the 25 business days of the month. And November of 1905 shows a gain of 22 per cent over November of 1904 in the total amount of business done. Over $10,000 worth of money orders were issued last month, and nearly $7,500 worth received. In November, 1904, 703 money orders were Issued but in November of the present year 1103 orders were issued, a gain for the year of more than 57 per cent. The WILL ENFORCE FRUIT LAWS Inspector Mohl Ready for a Vigorous Campaign. William Mohl, district fruit inspector, is in the city from his Gifford home and will remain here for some time looking after the winter inspection of the fruit trees in the orchards of the valey. "I have begun the work this early," said Mr. Mohl today, "because in the four years of experience I have had with the inspection, pruning and spray ing of trees in this valley I have noticed that we are always too late with the workin the sprifig, and the sap and foliage are too far advanced when the work is done for the best results to ob tain. "I will begin the Inspection this week and will send out the notices. All will be treated alike and the law rigidly en forced. We will start early and have a thorough cleaning up. In Lest San Jose Scale. "The orchards of the valley are good shape, and we want to couth the good work. I would judge that there is now less than ten per cent of the scale that there was four years ago in the trees of the Lewiston orchards. Still, some scale exists and nothing short of eternal vigilence will hold it in check." Will Spray in the Spring. Mr. Mohl will continue in the city for several weeks. In addition to the work of Inspection he has the care of many orchards for winter pruning, and if the usual open weather prevails in January and February he will start the spraying of the trees In order to have the work in the valley out of the way when the orchards of the upper coun try demand his attention. There are many orchards now in the reservation country just coming ir/o bearing, and it is necessary to safe guard these against infection from fruit pests. Tom Mackler, a Nezperce hardware merchant. Is in the city enroute to Hot Springs, Ark. J. V. LeClalr of the LeClalr laundry, returned this morning from a business trip to Oroflno. Deputy Sheriff W. C. Foresman re turned this morning from Kamiali and Gifford, where he served legal papers in the case of Campbell vs. the Gifford Hardware Co. Robert Warnacut. a prominent Nez perce farmer, accompanied by his family, arrived in Lewiston this morn ing on his way east to visit friends and relatives at his old home in Louisville, Ky. WESTERN MAN UNWITTINGLY MARRIES BRIDE OF HIS YOUTH Wedded a second time without recog nizing his bride as the wife of his youth from whom he had been separat ed was the singular fate of James Hurlbutt a western mining expert. "7:, the Chicago Chronicle. sa>s tn _ - --- Ruth Emery, an orphan govern*-ss, was 18 w hen James Hurlbutt first no t and married her ill Quebec. After a brief honeymoon he set out alon«- to seek his fortune in the western states, leaving his wife with her former ployer, on the understanding that remain there until he was able t for her. A misunderstanding Correspondence ceased. Two r later she wrote asking hin her. But this lettei A few- years late plied for a divorce, •on the ground of she si-nd »rose, months forgive r reached him. Mrs. Hurlbutt ap ,vhi«h was granted desertion. Subse quently she married. Two years later this husband died in New Mexico She was left a fortune, which included mines in Montana. At a hotel in Butte she saw a man whose face seemed strangely familiar. It was that of a middle aged man with iron gray hair 1904 orders made in the aggregate $6, 307.78 while those of 1905 reached a total of $10,127.64, gain of over 60 per cent. In the cash receipts of the office the figures are rapidly reaching the total of $2,000 a month. The heaviest re ceipts of the office to date were in October of this year when the aggre gate was $1892.11. The average gain for the past two months as compared with corresponding months of last year is 21 per cent, a gain of more than $300 per month. The figures are a sure barometer of the sound growth of Lewiston as a business and commercial center. The increase Is steady and consistent. APPEAL CASE GOING SLOW Final Action in Indian Dick Appaat May Ba Delayed. Attorney George Tannahlll reports little or no change In the situation re garding the Indian Dick appeal case which comes up for hearing before the United States supreme court at Wash ington, December 30. Attorney Tanna hlll expects though that the business men and interested citizens of Nez perce will come forward with the necessary attorney fees for completing the case before the higher tribunal in Washington. The case as decided by the United States court of appeals, declared un constitutional the government régula tion that'whiskey shall not be »old on lands leased from the Nez Perce Indian reservation for a period of 25 years, after the resrvation had been thrown open for settlement. Mr. Tannahill won this decision for the people of Nezperce, and the govern ment has taken the case to the higher court on a writ of «-mir. When the government presents Its case. Attorney Tannahill will move that the motion for review of the case he not granted. A decision on this point will not likely be reached before the latter part of February, and If the case is kept on the docket, n hearing on the appeal will not likely be heard until some time In May Attorney Tannahill may have to make a trip to Washington In regard to the ease. IT1 ,, rr()W . Pat Crowe Is Acquitted. Omaha. Dec. 11.—Pat Crowe, who has been on trial on a charge of shooting with Intent to kill Policeman Albert Jackson, on the night of September 6 was acquitted tonight. He was re manded to Jail for trial on the charge of highway robbery In connection with the kidnapping of Eddie Cudahy, son E. A. Cudahy, the millionaire packing house magnate, which occurred flv years ago. S. A. Masten Seriously III. S. A. Masters, a member of the Lew iston police force, and brother to Chi Masters, lies at the St. Joseph hospital suffering from gall stones. Mr. Mas tor's condition is regarded as serious The physicians were to have operated on the young man yesterday morning but a severe attack came on and tin •ration has been postponed until to Toni Barton, a Lapwat merchant, ar rived this morning on the Clearwat* local. an«l beard. Hlie learned that he was James Hurlbutt, her first husband. They met dally In the hot«-!, but he did not recognize her and she could not bring herself to make a disclosure. Finally she wished to g«d an expert's report on her mining property. She was ' referred to Mr. Hurlbutt as a comp«- ! tent man for the work. They were In- i treduce«!. He agreed to examine the : property and seemed personally at-j traeted to her. Gradually she grew to hope that she might make him love her for her sake rather than for the sake of the girl wife lie had left behind him years before. They soon became fast friends. He asked In-i no questions ai, out her past 1 if«-; she told him only so much as she thought It well for him to know. He never once suspected who she was. At length he proposed and was accepted. They went together and wen married by a justic e of the peace. < inly themselves know what was sahl when. Immediately after th.lr second mar riage. sh- revealed to him the secret which he had never suspected. PURE FUOD BILL LIKELY TU PASS Congress Taking Active Interest Senator Heyburn's Measure. Special Correspondence. Washington, D. C„ Dec. 8.—One of the important measures to which con gress will give Its attention this term Is the pure food bill introduced by Sen ator Heybum of Idaho. Five or six of the Individual states have passed pure food laws and they have proved valu able so far as those particular statea were concerned but they have failed to reach many of the big corporations and manufacturers engaged In Interstate commerce. For several years congress has been asked for a federal measure of this sort and it looka now as if it would be passed. The enforcement of the bill will lay between the department of Justice and the agricultural department but the department of commerce and labor and the treasury department will also be represented In the federal hoard thua created and will deal particularly with pure food In Interstate transactions and with the Importation of foodstuffs from abroad. The measure la one that the department of agriculture has been anxious to see In taffe for a long time and one that will make for the health of every community and will assure the average citizen of getting what he pays for when he puts down his money In the market or the grocery store. Over 5,000 Bills Bsfors Congrsss. Now that the president's message haa gone to congress, the way is cleared for the great legislative tight that la sure to ensue. There have been some thing over 5,000 bills already intro duced, but there are few of them that either stand any show of passing or that are of general Interest to the coun try. The Panama canal bill has already been taken up in the house by unani mous consent and will be In shape to go to the aenate In a week or a little more. After that the rate bill will be the most pressing business of the house. The president was wise enough not to raise an isaue over thla In his message. There have already been no less than six rate bills Introduced and there will be more. The president has declared for none of them. He has pointed out what "rale control" ought to accomplish and his Influence will be thrown to the measure that comes nearest to his standard. In all probability this would have been the bill already sent by request to the senate by the Interstate commerce commission. But the senate commis sion has amended this bill in several Important particulars and It is a ques tion whether the commission would have recognized its own creation had not the senate been kind enough to (Continue«! on page six.) I LAND SALE ON DEC. 15 Many Prospsctivs Biddsrs for Peres Public Lands. For the benefit of intending pur chasers attention Is called to the «late of tlie Nez Berce county public lands «ale, which will be held from the court house, Friday, December 15. An Im pression hits gone ubr«>a«l, says County Treasurer S<'hultz, that this sale will he held on the 20th instead of th«> 15th of December. The fact that the notice of sale is dated November 20 probably confused many people. County Treasurer Hchultz reports many tnquln-rs regarding these lands, and Land Agent Munson expects a larg« 1 number of bidders for Friday. The sale begins at 10 o'clock In the morning, ami n<» land will he disposed of for less than the appraised value. Tin* lands «,ffere«l for sal«-, and par ticulars regarding payments on the sain* 1 are given In another column of the Inter-State News. Further infor mation may I»«* obtained by addressitig County Treasurer Schultz, or the Idaho stat«- land department, at Boise. ' ! i : 1 pt tainted ] money, we must have enough to pay for ! the damage to our reputation. I _____- i I I ' Another One of the 500. Kooskia Mountaineer. The president's message is an able paper, at least that's what our ex changes say. One editor out of five hundred who c«,mmeiite«l on It, read tlie message. The Size of It. Life. Great Magnate—What ! You w ant a million! 1 can give you but one hun dred thousand!" College president—That won't do. As long as we an- going t Tammany Rule*. Portland Telegram. "Hoorah!" shouteil Russian. "We've gni the enthusiastic I self-government N< at last York." • Huh!'' gn Ite, "1 gu«-ss many." J. A. Just like New I «1 the touring Gotham- J i never ln-ard of Tam i . ! Ridd. il of Butte, who was here | las to att* ml a of tlu-j stockholders ol the Morrison Live Stock Co., of which he is ((resident, re turned home Saturday night. Chas. «' Miles ami L O. Slenker. both of Webb, ar«- In the city today. They were witnesses for W. L. Tobie w ho made final proof today on his homestead. M D. Pcrick of The Dalles, and a member of the Northern Pacific sur veying party whi< h recently completed an all-summer Job along the north bank of the Columbia, arrived in the city Monday night, and is staying at the Bollinger hotel. FEAR FRO! FROM m Kamiali Fire Last Said to Be of Incendiary Origin RED MEN WILL RETA1 Opsnly Thrsaten te Burn ths Now Tcwd W hite Shoot—Bsd Dowell Mm Narrow capo la Fire. Serious trouble with the Indian* ; result at Kamlah Rwomusa of the last night which practically wiped of existance the build Inga of tin town. The Indiana believe the fire of incendiary origin, and thronte already been made by them tent ; nation will be sought in the < of the buildings In the now City, a mile distant. On the other hand ths t made by dtlsena of Kamlah that : any attempt be made to bun tea ! Inga of the new town, there la likely 1 be some more "good" Indiana Foaling la Intone#. The feeling Is Intense, reporte Depat fT Sheriff Foresman, who returned ten morning from the scene of the Are, and unless cool Judgment prevails, a e t i oq n trouble will very likely result. Tbt more conservative cltlaana and bual> neaa men will use every effort to pre vent any open hoatlllUas. They do not countenance the chargea and threat* made by the more Impulsive member*, of the community. That the fire was of Incendiary origin there Is every Indication. The bland started In the old Short building. Ad joining buildings were consumed, b«L fortunately the sparks jumped ovar the« large store of the Kamlah Trading OO* Igniting the building beyond, and thaïs crossed to the other elds of the Street Nine buildings in all were conromtdb In the fire. As the most of them war* unoccupied, the amount of damage WW" not be large. They were all structures. Had the Kamlah Trading: Co. suffered damage, the loss would! have been quite large. Family Has Narrow Eteape. lien Dowell and family had a narrow cHcape from death in the flames, Tliey had retired for the night, and but for the rescue by neighbors they would hHVi* perished In the flames. The buildings were all frame struc tures, of little value, and owned chiefly by the Indians. The Indians have thu* been shut off from $150 or $200 a month revenue, could they have rented the old buildings, and maintained a town on the old »Ke. The Indians are conside rably agitated over the matter, and It will be a difficult matter to keep them from making every effort tiMUktroy the buildings recently erected on the new townaite, a imlnt half a mile distant, where land was purchased outright, and a new town established over which th«' Indians would have no control con cemlng the lease and rental of the lands. Th«- hotel building owned by Mrs. Llvensparger was among the structure# destroyed by las! night's tire. Th* fire started shortly after 8 o'clock. FAVIBS FEDERAL CONTROL FROST Secretary of Commerce and Labor Es pressos Views. Washington, Dec. 11.—Clearly and emphatically, federal license for the trusts Is urged by He.retary of Com nterce ami Labor V. H. Metcalf In hi# annual report. "The time is ripe for congress, by means of appropriate affirmative legislation, to assume such supervision or control," he says. •The lnade<iua« y of state legislation to regulate or control In any proper measure the corporations engaged In Interstate commerce has been most ] ,-(early demonstrated. The great rail ! way systems and the greater Industrial I corporations extending their operations i through many stabs, some throughout I the entire United States, are but noml I nally supervised <>r controlled by the ' states from which their charters were obtained." Secretary Metcalf urges modification I I J f the Chinese exclusion laws as at present enforced. Co-operation be lt ween tin* governments of the United States und Chinn is the basis of his i plan. ! ■ The cost of administering the irr, | r . ul ,„, la , v during the past year hzw ^ $1 50K,l*01.13. ami !h»*iv i* now Jiv , ial „j a balanc«- of $1,841.044.53. ,,f ,-nfi.rclng the Chinese exclusion law has be.-n $333.223.11; p. av iug a balance of $66,776.89 on hand ; fnilll the appropriation of $u««).-'"n).' j nmv l,-t labor will he the subject of all , uborate report of tin bureau of labor. Data relative to strikes ami a lockouts in the United States, covemig the period from 19'Jl to 190-., will form \ the subject of tlie report for the year I 1906. , ..„j .« j commissioner «.arlield s report of_the at i l,e beef trust Inquiry is defended in Sec retary Metcalfs report.