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LEWISTON INTER-STATE NEW
Successor to 1 he Lewiston Teller—Twice-a-Week Lewiston Teller, Established 1876, LEWISTON, IDAHO. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1903. 'Inter-State New«—Vtfl. 1, No, ITS FINANCES NEVER BETTER Dr. Euster Makes Report at Quarterly ^ M. E. Conference. The most interesting quarterly con ference ever held in the history of the First M. E. church of Lewiston was held on last .Saturday night with a full representation of the official boards of the church. Rev. Gabriel Sykes, presiding cider of the Walla Walla dis trict, was in the chair. Rev. W. T. Euster, pastor of the church, read his report, which was well received. The report showed that during the past two months 33 new members had united with the church, that the finances were never where they now are, that by laboring with the board at Philadelphia the obligations incurred by the church in making improve ments and clearing off the old debt of Jong standing were now cut down to where within a few weeks the church would be entirely clear of all incum brances, and that then there could be a Jubilee by all of the members. The congregations are tilling the church to its utmost capacity and when the special meetings begin, if the ehurch is ready, being, fully organized on next Sunday morning for the work, the most promising results possible will very likely come to the kingdom, said the pastor. These evangelists, both preacher and singer, are among the very best in America and have had most remarkable success wherever they have gone. Sees Fertile Field Here. Dr. Euster states that unless Metho dism can do something for Lewiston it would not be measuring up to its pos sibilities and that it had a better out look here than can possibly come to Moscow or to Walla Walla, for the first place has about reached its growth and the latter place is divided into two churches, and will always ne divided now because of another new church being built out of the old one. while here with the possibilities of growth the place has it will have a glorious future in the church life, provided Methodism secures a great centrât church for the coming years. Dr. Euster said he found matters in church work more promising here in Lewiston than in many other places which have a reputation for great in terest in this matter, and that he had no doubt of the outcome for great things. The Junior League of the church has paid quite a sum on the new and beautiful organ purchased for the church recently by the Epworth League. The latter organization is filling the league room with earnest young people every Sunday night. The Sunday school is doing magnificent work under Professor Wright, and the ladles aid, society has done some of the best work of any such society he had known in any portion of the great con Larger Seating Capacity. The work for the future was out lined fully and the trustees voted to at •ence cut out the partition on the west aide, thus enlarging the seating ca padty of the church about one-third, making room for so many more, as It has been discovered that the price for the opera house for the Bakervllle mootin p was entirely too high and could not be reached by the finance ■committee to be appointed next 8un day morning. He urged all the offl e tals to be sure and bring out all that «I« in the least Interested next Sunday morning In order that all committees for the revival meetings might he ap pointed and the entire church organ iced for work. Sermon by Rev. Sykes. On Sunday morning, Rev. Gabriel Sykes, the new presiding elder of the district, preached a very «ne sermon relative to the gospel as It Is related to sociology. A very successful sac ramental service followed. In th e evening Rev. E. H. Todd, the corres ponding secretary of the Puget Sound university, preached a very able ser mon on higher Christian education, ^■HiH that character building la the .pni»« thing In education, and when He who Is the only satisfactory character tor a model Is kept out of any school und not allowed to speak and Influence through the lives and professions of who teach then the education may do more harm than good to men. He made an earnest plea for righteous bih in education and urged the peo ple to seek that which would lift the hoys and girls up Into the region of ■strong and helpful character and a godliness which would always prove of great value to them In the world, The orchestra and choir with the lielp of the special quartette, gave aome very fine music for the occasion wnater says that he has the best choir that need not be 'Shamed to sing all) i* is hood ns any Is ■ago In his work th . and that It i had in Chi- ) W. S. Hrundage, Henry Ervin, Carl j a müssen and J. Lauer to organize | the Payette National Rank of Payette, ith $50,000 capital, was approved by the comptroller of currency. NEW YORK TOOK 55 CARS PRUNES Gothamites Psy Heavy Price for Idaho Fruit. Idaho's contribution to the pleasure of the prune-eating public of New York in 1905 amounted to 55,01" crates, or 55 solid car loads. Gothamites paid to the state of Idaho $67.396.52 for these shipments, the average price per crate being $1.14%. Oregon sent 5000 crates, receiving $4451.60, or an average of 88 cents per crate. Idaho thus beat the west, both in point of number of crates shipped to New York and of high aver age per crate. As to the number of crates of Idaho prunes shipped to New York and the prices paid, the following table tells the story: Av. pr. Crates. Amt. Crate. Emmett .......26,859 $33,306.28 $1.24 Boise ft Beatty..25,159 30.873.74 1.22 Weiser ........ 1,999 2.166.50 1.08 Orchard ....... 1.000 1,050.00 1.05 Payette to Have New Bank. Washington, Dec. 18.—The applica-| ion of A. P. Scritchfleld, O. H. Avcy, , 55,017 $67.396.52 $1.14% Emmett is thus shown to have led all other Idaho shipping points, says the Emmett Index. Besides Hartley & Richards' ship ment of 23 cars from Emmett to New York, they shipped 11 cars from this place to other points; also 11 cars from Parma and 8 cars from Caldwell and Middleton, making them the largest shippers of prunes in the northwest. Shipments were made to Chicago, Min neapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Phila delphia, Baltimore, Boston and Toronto, Canada. Their freight bills amounted to over $25,000 and they paid out here at home over $10,000 for fruit, $6000 for material and over $5000 for labor. Thirty-eight carloads of prunes were shipped from Emmett this year regardless of the fact that several of the largest orchards— Including the Westlake, which had but 25 per cent of a crop, were severely in jured by the late frosts. E. K. Hays was the largest producer of prunes this year, his sales amount ing to over 10 carloads. He received for the fruit $97.36 gross per acre. The work of spraying, irri gating and harvesting was all hired, and the expense amounted to $25 per acre, leaving a net profit of $72.36 per acre. REQUIRES HELP IN FIELDS Tobacco Industry Means Work for Many People. C, C. Fuller of Oroflno states that a large number of leases have been made for lands to be planted In tobacco in the Oroflno country. The tobacco company has taken a lease on 40 acres of land belonging to the Clearwater Im provement Co., of which Mr. Fuller is a member. Some of the offers for ren tals and leases run from $26 to $60 an acre. Mr. Fuller says that 200 acres will be planted to tobacco this next year. Be cause of the great amount of care necessary In the growing of tobacco It Is estimated that the cost to raise marketable tobacco Is at least $75 an acre. It Is the Intention of the new company to have the tobacco planta tions at Oroflno covered with netting soon after the plants begin to send out their larger leaves. This keeps the In sects from working on the plants, and serves to retain the moisture In the ground, and to counteract the extreme rays of tbs sun. Tobacco brings the grower from live cents to |1 a pound, and from 1200 to 1700 pounds is considered an average yield: Because of the large number of people needed In the tobacco cultiva tion, the Industry Is capable of sus taining a large population. a Fat Turfcays Disappear. Fifteen fat Christmas turkeys mys teriously disappeared last night from the market of Louis Chenrler, comer Main and Ninth streets. Twenty-six birds were In the box from which the turkeys were taken. No clue of the culprit has been obtained. merchant, Is In the city today. FIRST Utah, MONKEY BORN IN UTAH. i-vilt. Lake, l tah, Dec. IS,—The tirst monkey ever born in the state of Utah came to town during the présent • old streak of weather. He v. ;o born in the monkey house at Lagoon Sunday and both mother 1,1 d I tiil l arc doing well. The father maintains a jeaioua supervision 11 ' 1 r both, and the other simians in the steam-heated summer-house, which looks like a tropical garden, have to stand from under or take all sorts of clips and cuff's it' they venture too near the interesting lit tle visitor, who is no bigger than one's tlst, and is mostly all eyes and chatter. The new arrival is as lively and chipper as a full-grown monkey, and the Lagoon authorities have no doubt he will grow to full stature and be a joy and pleasure to countless little ones. It is expected that hundreds will visit the winter home of the younk fellow to see how he fares. SCHOOL WORK IS IMPROVING Superintendent McCoy Returne Trip to.Nez Perce. from Miss Bernice McCoy, the county school superintendent, who returned Sunday evening from Nezperce, where she spent two weeks visiting 20 dif ferent districts, reports marked im provement In the work being accom plished by the most of the schools. The state of Idaho has adopted the course of study as pursued by the pub lic school system of the state of Illinois, and efforts arc being made by Superin tendent McCoy to gradually bring the schools of Nez Perce county to a higher standard. While the rural dis tricts are not yet in position to adhear strictly to the regular state course of study, efforts are being made by many of the teachers to follow along the lines as nearly as possible. Many of the country schools are coming to do graded work. While last year the average num ber of school months for the country districts was 5%. Miss McCoy expects this year to see the average reach six months and more. Many of the coun try districts, she says, will have eight months of school. Raading Club Organized. At Nezperce Saturday, Miss McCoy conducted a teachers' meeting, when the Nezperce reading club was or ganized with the following officers: E. T. Morris, principal of the Ilo school, president: Frank V. French of the Wright district, vice president; Miss Maude Goldberry, secretary. It is the intention of the society to hold meetings once a month. The first course of reading will include Savin's "Common Sense Didactics," and Bailey's "School Ventilation and Deco ration." Superintendent McCoy Is planning after the holidays to visit the schools of Culdesac and Leland. SPLENDID PLAYS AT TEMPLE. Benson-Layne Co. Growing Mors Pop ular With Each Porformanee. The Benson-Layne Co. Is growing more popular with each performance at the Temple theater. Their splendid rendition of George du Maurler's de lightful romance. Trilby, has brought each member of the company plaudits from all who have attended the per formances this week. The play will be continued tonight, and Thursday will begin a new per formance. Michael Strogoff, a splendid portrayal of conditions in the Russian empire. The play Is Intersperoed with a generous amount of comedy. To Maks Elsetrioal Display. The Lewiston Light company has moved into Its old quarters in the Ad ams building, and Superintendent Jen nings Is preparing to make an electrical display showing the various methods of lighting. The display will consist of arc lights. Incandescents and lights on the Nemst system. This system is con sidered the finest light known. It will be the one employed In lighting the new KJos store. Too Mush Bamsnsss. In one of the articles In which Charles B. Hanford appeared thla season there had been a superabundance of rain, Just before hie engagement, his man ager, F. Lawrence Walker, received a letter In which the local manager sali ''Would like If agreeable to Mr. Han ford to substitute Taming the Shrew for The Merchant of Venice.' Our own streets have been so full of water that we don't want to hear anything about Venice." Z OIL TRUSTS STEALS M0j000 A DAY IN KANSAS. SAYS HOCH ♦ ♦ Ottawa Kan. Dec. 18.—Governor W. E. Hoch, speaking here at ♦ a gathering of republicans, said: "At this time the Kansas oil filed ♦ Is yielding 60.000 barrels s day. an Insignificant part of its capacity. ♦ and for this oil the Standard Oil Company, which sets the price. Is ♦ paying less than one-third what it paid a year ago. I believe it could ♦ Day 21 per barrel for this oil more than It Is paying, and «till make a ♦ large profit In other words, it is robbing the people of $60.000 i ky, ♦ or $22 000.000 a year. We sit supinely down while we are being' robbed ♦ of enough money day by day by this one corporation to build 100 ♦ homes for the homeless or to rear a great educational Inatitutlon or to ^ ♦ endow a college, or In one year to pay all the expensea of the state ♦ ♦ for five"years" ' " T TURKEY SHOOT FOR CHRISTMAS Tabor A Rose Offer Long List of Game I p ritM Tom Tabor and Mr. Ross will con- I duct a big turkey shoot near the west approach of the Lewlston-Clarkaton bridge Sunday and Monday, December 24 and 25. The success of the Thanksgiving shoot managed by Policeman Tabor, has made it necessary that he com ply with the numerous and urgent re quests to repeat the performance for Christmas, and an even bigger and more successful shoot Is promised. Two beeves, 100 turkeys, 100 chick ens, 50 ducks, 50 geese, 100 pounds of candy, 500 cigars and other prises are offered by the management. The live turkey shoot will be at range of 250 yards. There will also be target shooting at the same dis tance, and the turkey head will be ! at 80 yards. The 22 calibre rifle contest | will be arranged to suit the contestants. All shooting to be off hand. A hot lunch and refreshments will | be served on the grounds for the bene fit of the shooters. To Appraise Kootenai Timber Lands. C. J. Munson, state land commis sioner, who was In the city In attend ance at the public land sales Friday, left that night for Kootenai county, where a large amount of timber land Is to be appraised. Mr. Munson says it is his Intention to make a careful appraisment of this tract as the timber Is of fine quality and very valuable. On January 10 a public sale of Idaho county lands will be held at Grange llle. About 2500 acres Is Included In this sale. Nsw Zealand Society and Government. All who are Interested In society and government should come out to the M E. church Tuesday night, December 19, and hear H. L. Ford, who recently I came from New Zealand, and who will not only give a very fine lecture, but will prove what he says by a large number of fine stereoptlcan sildea for the occasion. The society of that strange land and the government there are both the very best In all the world. | All students of Sotology there. should be Nsvigstion on Snake Resumed The steamer Lewiston left here this morning for Rlparla and the steamer Spokane, now at the Lewiston dock, will leave in the morning. The boats are enabled to resume their regular runs owing to the fact that there has been a raise In the river and that weather conditions point to even a bet ter stage of water. There has been a heavy rainfall over the entire Snake river basin, and all the streams emp tying into the Snake show s substantial rise. The Benson -Layne company are bill ed to play at Culdeaac on Chrlatmaa night, when they will produce a strong presentation of the emotional drama, Roanoke." The bill at the Temple will be changed Thursday night and the Russian masterpiece. ''Michael Stro goff." will be presented for the first time In the city. Three turkeys that were fattening for the Christmas time In the pens of the Lewiston market were pulled too soon Monday night by aome member of the light-fingered tribe that are operating In the city. The police have one or tsro suspects located and still hope to recover the birds for a Christmas din ner. BARTLETT CONFIRMED. ♦ Washington, Dec, 16—The — Senate in executive session to- ♦ day continued the nomination of ♦ Thomas H. Bartlett to be régis- Z ter of the land office at Lewis- ■* ton, Idaho. ♦ FILE CLAIM , FOR THE SILKS New Firm Net Reeponeible for the Old Debts, A new feature of the Chinese store puzzle waa added today when the* Sue Ah Yen company of Spokane, through I the,r attorney - MU ** 8 *»hneim. claltn ed property In all the alike found In the Invoice which the bill of sale shows I WM on,y ** nt to lhe w - * O. Japanese ba " ar 10 *» ■ oM on comrnl " ,on . th « ownership of the goods remaining In consignor. The stock of goods of the W. ft O. Japanese bazaar waa attached last week on a claim from the Quong Wo company of Portland against the Quong Ylck company, amounting to I41MI. But the present owners of the he teer claim that they have no connection with the old Quong Tick company, who were wiped out by the Are that destroy ed the stock and building on Mai street a few months ago. The w. ft O. Bssaar company la a new firm, no member of which Is In any way responsible for the debts of ! the old Quong Tick company. DRAQOCD BY HIB TKAM. Clarkston Man Meets With Aooident. Painful Special to Inter-State News. Clarkston, Wn., Dec. If.—James Hamilton, of South Vineland, met with very painful If not serious accident Saturday afternoon. He was engaged in hauling sand and had a very heavy load on his wagon. The whlpple-treea gave way and him team pulled him out of the wagon, dragging him on the ground. Some severe bruises and broken rib are the results. F. 8. Anderson left for Kendrick this morning, where he will ship his prune crop to the Lewiston Mercantile com pany. Brown ft Miller have sold to Potvln ft Plttock, for W. A. Elliott, lot 1$, block 10, the consideration being $600. B. Hyde, a recent arrival from Mis soula, Montana, will soon commence the erection of a modem house on the as In I propcrty W hich he recently purchased , n gouth vineland. Mr. Hyde Is an ex perlenced mark<! t gardner and may de ^ to envafe j n the busineas here on a , arge BCa|( , , t |a ht(l , nU)n tlon to ship h|- produce to an outaWe market. He -ut8a that wlth t he Ideal climate and | other aoo< j things which are noticeable, Lewiston-Clarkston will be a great city. B. F. Berkstresser left this morning for Kendrick, where he will spend | f ew days, Htv, Geo. Bunsteln of South Vine I ^ | a critically 111. oeorge W. R. Peaslee, of the Vine I | M 6 Nurseries, returned yesterday I morning from a business trip to Oar d enA> north Yakima. Kennewick and gpoksne. He will establish a nursery at Qardena, Wn. I ^ stereoptlcan entertainment will be J given Friday evening, December 22, at J t |, e Christian church, under the aus I pices of the Christian Endeavor so clety of that church. I yhe Clarkston band la arranging to g| ve a grand ball New Teara' eve at Brandford'a hall. Berkatremer'a cheatrs will furnish the music. <phe play which the band had plan nM j to give shortly hss been postponed un tn after the holidays, phe merchants of Clarkston report | an exceedingly good Christmas trade, E. L. Carter of Quinten, WIs., Is I spending the winter here, the guest of R. J. Rober, an oldtlme friend. Henry Buckbee of Wardner. 8. D.. I In Clarkston with a view to locating here. W. A. Elliott made a business trip Monday to Gardana. Mlaa Sherboume entertained a num her of her friends last night with chafing dlih party at her home Libby atreet. A very pleasant time reported. K. H. Gilbert left this week on s bus iness trip to Sesttle. Comfort. Life. A little child ate everything she fancied, until she took sick of acute In digestion and died. "What a comfort." exclaimed the be reaved parents, "now that she Is gone, to recall that we never denied her any FIND RICH IN H06AN New Elk City Btri k e. F ree 1 Out of Vein. Special to Inter-State News, Elk City, Idaho, Dm, ! rich specimen ore eral days ago In the Hogm Orogrands. The extent «Btt present unknown, wutad tion Is at hand as to tha the ore. The mtU Bag down for a few daya in plates may bo put la, aa » found that the cyanide plant save the coarse gold, said to bo visible throughout and partlclee as large wheat have bean aeen. utter fly Group at The Butterfly group tf Orogrande, which waa by p. R. »May and f a gta w at a standstill at pres sât, arrival of supplies, Mr. do active development group thla win tar. PuoMng Werk an Work M p r a gr ssa tag steadily on the Buster m city. The name of the has bondad this nBt M Ml here, but It M nent company wMab aelf with noua bat large The development week done In the coming sis m termine whether the com; chase this mins. Thus working, drifting In th pump will have to be I as there Is considerable water tunnel. Elk City Naum Nairn. The social element of gave a dance Thursday I waa wall attended. A B i n «« wsek or so is tbs usual thing grande. f. c. Brown, who has hgaa In Frank Hye*s wet goods store at grands, lsft for the outside Wednesday's stage, TAKE CASE UNDER APVM Ns Final Decision Ovsr Rasa Lady Ninsaa. The case of Sam Bowlsy vs. Cfeavtaft deal was up for hearing la the probata court this morning. This M Um satt Instituted over the ownership of tM race horse Lady Ninons. It WM M heard before Justice Cobum gad aa ap peal taken to the district court. Judge etoele remanded It to the probata coot where It came up this moralag sa mm undertaking on appeal. Arguiaeata were made and the matter t ak e n under advisement. C. L. Ham a p pea r ed ft» the plaintiff and Clay McNsmee for 2M» defendant * » Hearing TMe Af t er naa n . The case of Delsol vs. Dym ss was WK' for bearing at t o'clock thtt filter noon. This m a salt on f ut sc l os nr a which Delsol baa brought to recover - certain goods sold the dal he waa proprietor of the White fYsnt Livery bam. The value Involved In thft suit M about IW*. Probate Pa pe r s Piled. The following papers ware filed la the probate court this morning: Aft Inventory In the estate of William FftB Itpa. and the final account In tbs mat ter of the eetate belonging to thwWIaf minor heirs. SOYS PLBAO GUILTY. Sentence Is Then Imposed Under Premise of Good Sehevier. Herbert Daggett, Henry Hogue and Frank Swanson, the three Nesperee boys arrested laat week charged with stealing brass and Iron and disposing of the stuff to a Junk dealer, pleaded guilty before Judge Hanlon yeetirltey morning. The lade were given n eaves« lecture regarding the aerioua»eee of the offence, and sentence »«0 suspended during good behavior. This was the first cam In Nes Perea county under the new retaliation that youthful offenders shall he given trial In the Juvenile court over which the probate Judge presides. A large peti tion was presented by cltlsena of Nee- < perce urging leniency on behalf of the offenders. At Deport Tea Chi n e es. United States Deputy District tomey Mlle« S. John «on was at drum Friday, where 14 Chinamen examined before a United States mlssloner on the charge of violating i exclusion laws, and eight of the i men. one a woman, were ordered ported.