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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEWS
Successor to The Lewiston Teller—Twice-a-Week Lewiston Teller, Established 1876. LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1905. winter-State News—Vol. 1, Ns. BUSY DAYS F0R_ASSESS0R But Two Weeks Remian Before Taxes Be come Delin quent. HEAVY PAYMENTS MADE DAILY Over Fifty-Six Individuals and Firms Pay Taxes on Property with"an As sessed Valuation Amounting $10,000 and Over. to "This is my busy day," is the sign that Tax Collector Daggett has hanging In his office this week, and In evidence of this he cites the fact that yesterday he was called upon to issue 101 tax receipts for amount aggregating $5,909 There are two more weeks of tax paying time after this week. On Sat urday, December 30, the books are closed and the penalty for delinquents must be added to the rolls before any more taxes can be paid. There are 5,925 names on the rolls this year, and 5,550 of these have known addresses and have received notification by letter from Mr. Daggett that taxes are now due. Many are responding promptly, but there are enough left to make several more busy days before December 30. The total assessed valuation in the county is $7.849,014, and the tax on this charged to the assessor and collector Is $219,735.74 to which must be added $39,045.40 for the City of Lewiston. All this money if paid must be handled by Mr. Daggett, and if not paid must be accounted for by him on the delinquent tax rolls. Some Heavy Taxpayers. Some Heavy Taxpayers. The heaviest taxpayer in the county is the Northern Pacific Railroad. The assessed valuation on the roadbed is $472,030, and on this the company has paid in one check $14,650.46, but the corporation still owes for the taxes on its timber lands, assessed at $3S,45S. The next heaviest tax paying corpo ration in the county is the Clearwater Timber company, assessed at $263,522; then follows the Potlatch Lumber Com pany with $184,785. The Commercial Trust is fourth in the list of heaviest tax payers, their as sessed valuation being $87,020. John P. Vollmer follows this with an assess ment of $67,757. Property Values Over $50,000. There are several other individuals and firms paying taxes on property valued at $50,000 and over, among whom are the First National Bank, the Idaho Trust Co. and Christ Weisgerber. There are fifty-six taxpayers on the rolls that pay taxes on an assessed valuation of more than $10,000 and their aggregate wealth for tax purposes Is in excess of $2,000.000. Following is the list as compiled by the Inter-Siate News after careful estimates made from the tax rolls yesterday: N. P. R. R- Co................ $ «' 2 'r 5 9 Clearwater Timber Co........ 263,522 Potlatch Lumber Co.......... 18 *'' 85 Commercial Trust Co......... S l'®_ John P. Vollmer ............. y Chris. Weisgerber ............ 6195 (Continued on page two.) SAUTERNE WINE FROM APPLE CIDER is Boise, Dec. 14— Professor and Mrs. Henderson left last evening for their home at Moscow, after a six weeks stay in the city. The professor has been devoting his time while here to some Interesting experiments in the manufacture of cider, or apple wine, as It Is called in Germany. The experi ments have been made at the orchard of Fremont Wood near town and the results have been most satisfactory. Mr. Wood obtained from Professor Alwood, professor of horticulture at Blacksburgh. Va., some pure cultures, one obtained from sauterne wine in Germany and one from pippin cider near Long Island, which he has intro duced into his cider and the result is a cider closely resembling the wine and cider from which the cultures were ob- • i tained. t EVENING TELLER SECURES ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE L. G. Bradley Is Elected to Membership in the Associa tion. Special to Inter-State News. New York, Dec. 14.—At a meeting yesterday of the board of directors of the Associated Press, held in this city at the office of the general manager, Melville E. Stone, Mr. L. G. Bradley, of the Lewiston Evening Teller, was elected to membership in the associa tion. Mr. Bradley, who made the trip here to attend the meeting of the board of directors, left today for his home at Lewiston. He expected to spend a day or two at Madison, Wis. ( and to reach Lewiston by the 21st. The Lewiston Evening Teller ha» se cured the evening press report of the Associated Press, as has been stated by the dispatch printed above. This is a gratifying announcement not only to the management of the new evening daily soon to be issued in Lewiston, but also to the large number of friends who have shown such a kindly interest in the undertaking. The Lewiston Evening Teller will make its appearance the first of Jan uary, 1906. It was the intention of the management, the new members of the Teller Publishing Publishing Co., now conducting the Inter-State News, to get 9 85 TOBACCO MEN LEASE 200 ACRES Will Establish Industry on Extensive Scale at Orofino. A meeting of Orofino business men was held Wednesday evening, when the eastern capitalists who are interested in the tobacco enterprise were present. The easterners are enthusiastic over the project, and are confident the to bacco industry will become a financial success in the Orofino country, states C. H. Bellmer, the Orofino druggist, who was in Lewiston yesterday. Some 200 acres of land have been leased by the Clearwater Tobacco Co., and options have been secured on other lands. It is stated that this company will expend $100.000 in the Orofino country this year in the tobacco in dustry. Mr. Bellmer states that work on the new asylum butldthgs is progressing nicely, and that the main building will be completed by January. Fruit trees at Orofino are in good condition, and prospects for a bumper crop were never more promising, says Mr. Bellmer. Fruitgrowing is soon to become an important industry in and about Orofino. Basket Ball at Moscow. Special to Inter-State News. Moscow, Idaho, Deo. 15.—The first basket ball game of the season for the University of Idaho takes place this afternoon between the university and the Lewiston High school. _ The advantage of using these pure cultures instead of allowing the wild yeast germs to permeate the yeast as is done in ordinary cider is that the product obtained is always exactly the same and the taste almost identical to the wines from which the cultures are ------ _ • are particularly valuable i cider and vinegar. t ------ obtained. The cider made at this time will be ready for the market in from one to two years and will be a most delicious product. Professor Henderson has also been experimenting on the amount of sugar in the different varieties of apples of the state and has been much surprised to find that our apples contain a great- er amount of sugar than the eastern apples, the Bellefleur taking the lead, and the Walbridge and Ben Davis ranking next These latter experiments in making ' ' the dally under way the first of the present month, but opposition devel oped when application was made by the Evening Teller for membership In the Associated Press and a trip to New York was necessary. Largest News Association. The Associated Press is recognized the world over as the greatest and fore most newsgathering agency ever or ganized. With the Evening Teller holding a membership in this associa tion, the people of Lewiston are as sured of an evening paper that will supply its patrons with the news of the day gathered from all parts of the world by the best news association known. A corps of able, energetic reporters have been secured to cover the local field, and no efforts will be spared to give the public the news. Local news is of more vital importance to the peo ple of Lewiston, and no effort will be spared by the Evening Teller in serv ing the news of the day fresh and crisp to Its readers. Today's News Today. An advantage of an afternoon paper which will appeal strongly to many people is the fact that an afternoon paper is enabled to give today's news today. Especially true Is this in the west, where afternoon papers have an advantage of three hours over the east ern papers. The business of the money centers of the east has been concluded several hours before the afternoon pa per at Lewiston goes to press, and with the agencies of the cable and telegraph afternoon papers on the coast can give all the important events of the day in the east on the very day the events i happened. ! This was true particularly in the re- j cent war between Japan and Russia, ] when the afternoon papers were able I POLICE JODGE TAKES THE CASH Tells Prisoners Contractors Need Them Worse Than City. In a ease of choice between labor and cash the city prefers the cash. This is the dictum laid down hy Po lice Judge Coburn yesterday morning, when Dan Dane, up before bis honor for being drunk and disorderly, offered to work out his fine rather than to give up his time check. The ehpek was for $6.60. I will give you 60 cents to get your breakfast on," said the judge, 'and the city will keep the balance." "But, your honor." pleaded the pris oner, "I will be broke." "That is a plenty to get drunk on," was the reply. "Co to work on the ditch. They need you worse than the city does." Dane took the coin and shambled from the office, while the judge called, "Next." His honor had a busy morning. Seven drunk and disorderly cases were lined up before him when court was called. The transgressors had all the appearance of those who had ex perienced the pangs of the "morning after." In nationality they were a mmlngllng on Dagoes, Indians. Americans and Irish. The Indian was the only one that bad cash to pay bis fine, and something to the good when it was paid. In cash and orders on contractors the city realized $24.50. and brass and a gold watch goes promise to reileen the seven was tagged American. He promised t early departure from the continue his Journey as walking was good. as in In« k a hlch the Pa Only on • of d he was the to maki an city, and to long as the Moscow Taking on City Aira. Special to Inter-State News. Moscow, Idaho, Dec. 15.—Beginning with the new year the barbers will In- troduce a lot of new regulations, in- eluding a charge of five cents for neck shav tng, five cents for mustache curl- ing and 25 cents for a massage The latter is an Increase of 15 cents. Neck shaves and mustache curling will go free when a customer spends as much as 25 cents for other treat ments. The barber shops will also dose on Sunday beginning with the new year and will not remain open after eight -'clock at night during week,days. 1 J. L. Goodnight, state land appraiser for tills county, is a guest'at tin Ra> ' mond. He Is in the city to attend the ' state land sale. to give the first news of Important bat tles and victories many hours in ad vance of the morning papers. Will Get Best There la. The Evening Teller will keep abreast of the times In all things, and has adopted the motto that nothing is too good for its readers. EARLY HISTORY OF THE TELLER Logical Successor to First Paper Printed in Lewiston. The Lewiston Teller was established In October, 1876. The initial number appeared on thd 21st of the month. It was not the first newspaper published in Lewiston, but It was the first that "came to stay." The Teller was pub lished by A. Leland & Son, w-hn con tinued to be the owners and publishers until March, 1890, when C. A. Foresman purchased the plant and till the pre sent time has been the principal owner and publisher. Alonzo Leland was among the early pioneers of the Lewiston country as a newspaper man, and as an attorney he was largely identified with the history of this section for over a quarter of a century. His faith In the country never faltered, and the columns of the Tel ler In its earlier issues point out the developments that have already come, and those that Just now seem immi nent. Was Lewiston Jqprnal in 1866. Charles Leland, the "son" associated with his father In the publication of the Teller. Is still a resident of this city. i an d gives this brief history of the ! newspapers of Lewiston prior to the j advent of the Teller, but published on ] the same plant under different manage I , nP nt REGENTS REJECT All THE BIDS! a Architect Instructed to Reviee Plane Assay Building. Special to Inter-State News. Moscow, Idaho, Dec. 15.—The Board of Regents of the University of Idaho met Wednesday and considered the bids for the erection of an assay build ing. Eight bids were received, but as all were considerably over the archi tect's estimate, they were rejected and Architect Black instructed to revise the plans anil call for new bids. The plans for tlie building will not be materially changed. The regents ratified alt appointments on the faculty made since the last meeting, nine in number. All improve ments made since the previous meeting were examined and approved. A spe cial allowance was made for recata loguing the library and small budgets were voted to the various departments. The regents In attendance were Dr. I. H. Roach of Boise, president of the board, Mrs. Rldenbaugh of Boise and E. S. Sweet of Orangeville. Mrs. Rldenbaugh was tendered a re ception Tuesday evening at Rtden haugh liait. On Wednesday Dr. Roach delivered an address in the school auditorium. NEW YORK MAN IN CHARGE W H. Holly at Head of Bee Hive Dry Goods Department. H. Hoi If vho recently arrived \V...... from New York to assume charge of J the dry goods department of the Bee Hive store, has had many years of ex perience In this line of work, and comes to Lewiston with an established repu tation as a manager and salesman. Mr. Holly«was for several years In charge of the dry goods department of the Missoula Mercantile establishment. ..lie of the largest business houses in western Montana. He was also for a long time with the M. J. Connell Co. of Butte. Mr. Holly brings to the Bee Hive an experience had In some of the largest establishments in the east, and Mr. Beach considers himself exceptionally fortunate in securing the services of so experienced a manager and sales man. six i 1 the Lindsay S. Darrah was in tin' city •sterday front the Gifford section. Harry Dowd is receiving three ear ads of hogs at the stock yards today which will be Shipped to Perdue K Wilson, the Spokane pack stock is part of the shipment ed for by Steve Hepton. The j ntract-i i Lewiston's New Evening Daily Will Appear the First of January Alonzo Leland and James Mahoney established the Lewiston Journal In 1866, but In 1867 Leland sold his In terests to S. S. Slater and moved to Warrens and went to mining. Slater and Mahoney the next year sold the paper to Harry Leland and Robert Rowley, who changed the name of the paper to the Lewiston Signal. Rut the paper had only limited sup port and soon again changed owners and again changed names. Rowley sold his Interests to John Dormer, and Le land sold out to Judge Whitson, when the name of the paper was changed to the Northerner, which suspended pub lication In 1873 or 1874. Leland Again in Charge. A. Iceland moved back from Warrens In 1876 and with his son, C. F. Leland, began the publication of the Teller. Exchanges were scattering and news hard to get, but the next year the Nea perce Indian war broke out and the Teller handled the controversy that arose over the conduct of the war In a way that firmly fixed the paper In the hearts of the people, many of whom will be glad to have the old name re vived because of these early associa tions. !ST0DENTS LOSE CREDIT COONTS Discipline Committee Gete After Js lick Hazere. Special to Inter-State News. Moscow. Idaho, Dec. 15.—As a result of the hazing of Jay Jellck. the fresh man student at the University of Idaho, A. M. McPherson, a sophomore, has been suspended for the remainder of this semester, anil loses all his counts for the semester. Ten other sopho mores lose their counts for the sem ester and I he freshman class loses Its social eluss privlltges for the semester. The discipline committee of the uni versity, composed of Professors Reed Morley and Fountain, yesterday made its report and the punishment begins Immediately. There were many of the students who believed no discipline would be dealt out to them, and the report consequently came as a surprise. McPherson was dealt with more se verely than the other sophomores be cause of the special prominence he had In the affair. He Is the son so A. Mc Pherson. ex-st ate pure fois! and hor ticultural commissioner, and Is a boy who is practically working his way through college. The losing of the credits for tills semester will put the students hack six months in school. The punishment dealt out lo the freshman class as a i whole will kill all holiday parties the class may have planned. SALT LAKE 1907 Salt Ijtke City, Ctfth, Dec. 14.—A laike City (luring tne summei to The plan is being promoted hy the | Deseret Agricultural and Manufai tur- j ing society. The proposition as out- I lined by the society is to invite the operation of Colorado. Wyoming. Neva- j da. Montana, Idaho. \% ashington, Ore- ^ gun and California. The fair «ill be ; opened August 1. during the time when | the greatest amount of tourist travel ls passing through, and the doors kept ! 18 1 K 1 open until (S-tober 1 Co-Operation Wilt Bs Sought. The Utah legislature is to he asked at its next session, which meets in January. 1907. to appropriate $50,000 or more as a nucleus fur the fair. Special commissioners are to he sent to the states named above to induce co-opera tion on the part of those states and to j secure lils-rul appropriations for the erection of appropriate buildings. i s,, doubt is expressed of the legiala ! I ! ' ^ to a the re mm HIGH PM Most Successful Sale Ever Con* ducted in the State iW ' i. OFFICIALS ARE WELL PL! Largs Number of Bidders Gathered the Ceurt House This Ms mlw g 0* Secure Borne Pine Panning Proper' ties. Thirty-six of $bs 61 plocss of nsn, lands advertised to b« sold at tbs ' house today wsr| disposed of at f ranging from $10 to $88 per acre. : of the piecea were withdrawn fcs „ the leseee would not réHnauMM tMr leases to the stats, and six of the pAS0 0 6 failed to attract a bidder. This Is a brief history of the mo* successful state land aale ever held Mb the county. From 76 to 16$ bAdders appeared at the court room promtly at the opening of the sale and the places of land were taken rapidly. At tlmM* the bidding was spirited. Esst Bals in the Btata. j>t f C. J. Munson who conducted the aale on behalf of the state, was well pleased with the outcome. "The land was well appraised," said Mr. Munson, "and the state has received Its full value, and the buyers have good bargains for the land offered Is the best of Idaho (Mi lands." a J. L. Goodnight, the state agent wha made the appraisement, was also pre« sent and took especial pride In the Suc cess of the sale. "Many thought the values asked by the stale were too high and predicted that bidders would not be had for the land, but they wore mistaken. The prices were the h igh es t ever asked In the state, but the iandn justified the' valuations aa the bidding will show, for the highest priced lande * sold the most readily, many of tho piecea going above the appraised valua, which for the highest was $25 per acre. "This is the best sale that the State hue had In N'ez Perce county, and tho best prices that the state has received for farm lands In any county." Treasurer Behuldt Kept Busy. County Treasurer Schuldt has had a busy day settling with the successful bidders, who under the terms of tho sale, i>ald down cash for the Improve ments and for 10 per cent of the pur chase price with one year's Interest. "This sale Is far better than the ona held here last year," was his comment on the success of the day's business. Following ate the successful bidden» and the sale number of the tract offered with tlie purchase price per acre; Hale No. Name. Price per acre. No. 3— M. F. Randall ---- No. 5—J. W. Truesdale .. No. 6— J. W. Truesdale L No. 7— J. E. Patton ...... ....... 15.06 ...... 20.00 No. 9—W. A. Patton..... ...... 12.56 No. 10— VV. A. Patton---- No, il— L. M. Bledsoe ... ...... 20.06 No. 14 — Robert Schleicher Nil. 15 Robert Schleicher ...... 10.00 No. 16— Robert Schleicher ...... 15.66 No 17— Robert Schleicher ...... 10.66 No. 18- -Ira Small ....... ....... 25.06 (t'ontlued on page two.) lure appropriating the sum named above or even more. In view of the fact > ........ ~ | 000 was expended apd for the Portland j fair $30.000 was appropriated. Another I thing is that the legislature is accus tomed to appropriate $15,000 biennially for the state fuir, which will not be held next year. Largs Fund to Bs Raised. j ^ ; | In addition it Is exjiected that public spirited citizens will contribute at least exposition. The dl ! $25.000 toward the 1 rectors will not stop at this. They wiU very channel, for a and the ! seek funds from large fund «'Hi be needed I largt-r tie- amount expended the larger the eventual return. It is pointed out that during the two ! months of tin fair not less than 300. tini) visitors «ill pass through the gates of stall 1-ake and that each of these visitors win leave an average of $10. It is easy to figure this will amount to ' $3.000.000.