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The Lewiston T eher.
Volume 25 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1901 Number 29 The Only Agency in the City for A* G. Spalding's Baseball and <£ Sporting Goods DENT AND BUTLER DRUGGISTS Telephone 15 r vv w To make good bread must have a stove or steel range bake it that will well. To : insure : this get àj*j*j*j*jtj* FLETCHER HARDWARE COMPANY 1 ft < J Tift* Mystic Th SAVES YOU MONEY ON EVERY PAIR YOU BUY W HEN you buy shoes see that the steel circlets are in thé heel. If you buy shoes from us you get 'em. We know they are good—that's the reason we advocate them. Take a shoe like this cut. It will wear your hoy at least six weeks longer than a pair without the protecting circlets in. Then, why should you overlook this saving? The only thing you have to do is to buy your footwear here. See center window for shoes. 0. A. KJOS. * * I \ > 1 ) » I ' 1 05 I ! 1 Also a nice line of Misses and chil dren's dresses..... UP 1 THE FAIR \ ¥ A New Fad. "You may have the cigar, but let me keep the wrapper." That statement has been made multi tudes of times in Boise during the past few months, and it has no doubt sur prised those of the uninitiated who were too backward to ask questions. The cigar wrappers or bands were wanted for wifey or sweetheart, probably for siater, who, after having secured a thousand or so of the bright colored bits ! J I desired to paste them on jars or bottles. The effect produced is very pleasing, the jars being given an oriental appear ance. After the bands have been pasted on, something in the crazy quilt fashion, every portiou of the jar or bottle being covered, the surface is varnished. The jar is then ready to be set up in some conspicuous place, mute evidence of the universal use of the weed—and of the ceaseless procession of feminine fads. Boise Statesman. ACTUAL EXPENSE Nothing Else Must go, is the Ruling of County Attorney. MUST PAY FOR U. S. PRISONERS The Sheriff Mu*t Turn in the Per Diem Paid by the Government as He Would any Other Fee. The question of board of county prison ers has beeu a topic of interest for the cotmnisssoners this week. Sheriff Kroutinger. in his bill pending before the board, put in a hill at the rate of 40 cents per day for the board of county prisoners. County Auditor Stookey called attention to the law of 1899 con cerning such hills and on request of the lioard County Attorney Johnson rendered an opinion covering the subject in which he holds that the sheriff can he allowed only the "actual and necessary expenses for the care of each prisoner confined in the county jail," and that his bill for the same must be a sworn statement "accom panied by proper vouchers showing all expenses incurred and all fees received." Concerning the pay of United States prisoners Mr. Johnson says: "The coun ty furnishes a jail, pays for the heat and light, etc., and pays the salary of the jailor and it is not intended, as I view it, by the plain reading of the statute, that a sheriff should uiake a profit from the keeping of prisoners and the county, at the same time, bear all the expenses in cident thereto. * * * A condition might arise when none but United States prisoners were coufiued in the county jail and for the county to pay the expenses aud the sheriff take the money would be unconscionable." Laundry Burned. The Lewiston Steam Laundry caught fire Friday afternoou from the engine room and before the fire company could reach the ground the building was wrecked. The insurance was adjusted yesterday by J. H. McKowen for the Hamburg-Breman Co. The policy was held by F. W. Ketten bach, and the amount, fiooo, was divided into $800 on the boiler aud engine aud $30 o on the laundry machinery. The adjuster allowed a total loss on the machinery and ft .42 on the boiler and engine, making a total of $342. Hollister, Schroder & Dale, the proprietors, have rented the Krou Linger building on the Manning property and began the removal of their plant to that place yesterday. They will make ex tensive improvements over the capacity of the old plant and will continue the business at the new stand. Organization Hangs Fire. The county organization in Clearwater county is not vet affected. Some puzzling questions have arisen. One of them was who was qualified to administer the oath office to the commissioners. The law aays it is the business of the county auditor to administer the oath to the commissioners who in turn swear in the other officers But Auditor Gaffney was not, himself, a. qualified officer and could not act official ly. This difficulty was finally bridged over by sending Auditor Gaffney to Lew iston, where he qualified. Organization was fixed for last Monday, but when (be commissioners came together Wm. Le Baron failed to show up and telegraphic communication with Boise discovered the fact that he had sent in his resignation. Yesterday's dispatches gave out the fiMtst that Lindley S. Dar rah, of Cavendish, bad received an appointment to fill the of of rives the new board will probably organ ize. The resignation of Le Baron ia taken as evidence that tbe Potlatch contingent have not yet given up the fight» this |f vacancy and when bis commission ar coupled with the information that the reservation section is also 111 contention assures a contest in the courts to settle the legality of the new county. Senator Beveridge Touched the Button. Senator Beveridge is one of the young est ot the body, hut lie never forgets the dignity due to him. When senators, rep resentatives and other people meet ill the anteroom of the cabinet officer, tlie sena tors go in first, 110 matter what tlie order of arrival. Senator Beveridge not only goes in first, hut if the secretary is en gaged with somebody not a senator, and Mr. Beveridge is in a hurry, the Indiana man has a cheerfull habit of walking in witli an, "Excuse me, please, I aui in a great hurry." lie transacts his business and goes his way, covering ground in a way that surprises older senators. Sena tor Beveridge entered the private office of the secretary of war the other day. Tile secretary is to some people a mail of considerable dignity, not to say austerity. The Indiana senator not only spoke with much freedom, but making himself en tirely at home sealed himself upon the edge of the secretary's big flat table as he talked, swinging otie leg to and fro. The conversation hadn't proceeded two minutes when the door at one side opened and in walked Adjt. Gen. Corbin, of grenadier proportions. Through the door on the other side entered briskly the chief clerk. Then came the private secretary, followed quickly by two bu reau chiefs, and finally the colored mes senger at the outer door, whose principal business is to say the secretary is busy and can't see anybody. All of these people approached the secretary's desk and stood in expectant attitudes. The senator stopped talking and his swinging limb became motionless. The secretary stood up and looked at the unusual as semblage. His gaze went around thé semi-circle and back to Mr. Beveridge and the motionless leg. "Senator," saitl the secretary without a smile, " if you will get off that keyboard we will resume our conversation." Then the Hoosier climbed down from his perch and saw that he had been working his hip over the surface of a dozen annunciator keys set into the top of the desk, each key communicating with a different room and when pressed summoned the official of that room to the secretary's presence. —Globe Democrat. GraM Amount o Salt Used by Idaho Stockmen. One hundred and fifty carloads of salt, a total of nearly 3,000,000 pounds, used annually by the stocitmeu of Idaho. These figures are based upon orders al ready placed by the cattle and sheep in terests of the state for the year 1901. Of this great amount the Idaho Wool Grow ers' association has contracted for too straight carloads. Few have any idea 01 the extent of the consumption of salt. Of this amount something more than 20 car loads come to Boise alone and are from here distributed to the stockmen whose flocks or herds graze in adjacent territory. Por some time past the price of salt lias advanced, but most of the heavy dealers in this market bought before the rise and are selling at the old prices. This, wholesale, is about 85 cents per hundred pounds, but at retail the price is firm at a cent a pound. During the past week or two immense amounts of salt have been freighted from this city to nearby points, and now handly a day passes that a big freight team does not leave loaded with salt.— Statesman. In Operation by May 15th. The new saw mill plant on Mill créek will be sawing lumber by May istl: Edward Feehau, who is to install the plant was in the city this week having some castings made at the Cooper foundry. "1 have," said Air. Feehan, "one of the fiuest bodies of timber in the country and enough of it to run ten years. I am now situated so as to Ire able to ship part of my product to Lewis iston and will attempt to use this market." Mr. Feehan is refitting his plant and ^rill be in shape to continue business at the new stand by the middle, of next month. More Street Improvement. The city council yesterday ordered a survey and cross section of the proposed extension of the Mein street improve ment. When this is done end the grade established the taxpayers are ready to sign the petition. The macadam will be extended then to Eugene street at a point it a |f it pays to advertise jppposite the old G. A. R. hall. The ex tension on Fourth stieet is still lacking a few signers before it is ready to be pre sented to the council for final action! MURDER AT GEM No Trace or Clue to Spot the Assassin who Killed Fisher Sunday Night. CORONER S INQUEST NOW PENDING Enemies of Officer Finley Attempt to Implicate Him with the Mur der-Theory not Tenable. The WAI.I.ACE, Idaho, April 16. mystery of Sunday night's tragedy at Gem is 110 nearer solution today than it was yesterday. Not only the tragedy itself, hut the circumstances surrounding it would seem mysterious to anyone not thoroughly acquainted with the condi tions heretofore existing in tile Coeur d'Alenes. In a town where saloons are open all night and men may lie found on the streets at any time, at 10o'clock at night, in front of a saloon in which there were a number of tuen, directly opposite an oilier similarly occupied and within 50 feet of a dancehall, filled with men and women, a man was shot. In all three buildings the shot was heard, and in one it seems impossible that the men should fail to hear the fall of the body and feel its jar as it struck the sidewalk directly in front of their door, hut not a soul had enough curiosity to open the door to see what was the cause or result of the shot. One of the saloons had its front door lucked, although the house was still open for business and several men were en gaged in a game of cards in a room just back of the barroom, which in turn opens directly onto the street Within 30 min utes tile men who had been so iiiilitfereut to the firing of a shot and to possible cus tomers who might desire entrance to the building, opened the door, hut were posi tive that no person entered the building between a tune a few minutes prior to the firing of the -hot and the time their door was unlocked, although the next morn ing at least one of them was equally posi tive that the man who fired the fatal shot rail directly to the saloon and entered it and that he was the officer who a few minutes later went out onto the street and found the body of the victim. The further fact that all these men are ene mies of the officer in question will have to be considered in forming any theory of the facts in the case. Coroner Mason, at Gem, this morning began holding the inquest over the body of George Fisher, murdered Sunday night. A. W. Mtyer, partner with Balch in the saloon, said he was in the room when the shot was fired. He went to the door and looked through the transom He saw a body lying on the sidewalk in front of Harringtons. He also saw Sam Finlay about 20 feel away walking leis urely down the street. At the stairway leading up over the postoffice, where Fin lay loomed, Finlay went up and about a inimité later came back and came down toward the dance hall. Isaac Gorman testified that he was in the back room of Batch's saloon wheu the ! i I I j 1 I j I I j l ed ill Vi GV Correct Style Is the one thing that gives finish to Mil 1 i n e r y . Our design s need n<> remod eling. They are the Tatest : : THE FASHION j shot was fired, but did not get up im mediately. Meyer went to the door but said nothing as to what he saw. In about two minutes went to the door and looked out. He did not see Finlay or anv one else on the street. The testi mony comes slowly and is not satisfying. The only thing yet shown is that the killing was, almost beyond doubt, delib ernte murder. Mourning is Over. I.oniidn, April 17.—To the extreme satisfaction of London's shop keepers, theatre owners and pleasure seekers, the time of mourning fortjueen Victoria has come to an end today. Once more bright and vivid colers are displayed in the dra]>ers' show windows and once more flashy costumes are affected. The Gazette prints today the official an nouncement of thi termination of l lie period of mourning and the press once more finds in the an nouncement sufficient grounds for re-call ing the illustrious regime of the depart ed queen. There has been a strong outcry from manufacturers and merchants at a pro longed period of mourning. The dealers regarded the first edict with dismay aud widespread injury t > the colored goods, ill litany cases actual ruin was anticipated. Following the precedent of 1768, when the city merchants petitioned George III. to curtail the period of mourning, trade circles in the united kingdom had al ready started a petition to King Edward VIII., begging him to limit the period of national mourning. On previous occa sions the king, as prince of Wales, used his influence in this direction, and now, as king, he asserted his well known op position to the observance of long periods of official mourning. Wild man's Successor Sails. San Francisco, April 17.—W. A. Rublee, the newly appointed consul-gen eral to Hongkong, sailed today for the far east. Mr. Kublee succeeds Consul-Gen eral Wildtnaii, who, with his wife and children, lost his life in the Rio de Janeiro disaster. The state department urged Mr. Kublee, wBose home is in Milwaukee, to sail as early as possible for his new post, which is a very import ant one just now, owing to the distur bances in the Orient, and the fact that it is the de facto base of supplies for the Philippines. Court Will Adjourn Tomorrow, Judge Steele will complete the business of this term touiorrow and will proceed at once to Idaho county. This has been one of the longest terms in the history of the county ami the amount of work dis patched exceeds that of any other term. The work of the week has been light. In the case of Win. Murphy vs. Russell it Co., Judge Steele sustained the mo tion of the defendant that the cotuplaiut was insufficient and the plaintif!' is prac tically out of court The plaintiff through his attorney, B. F. Tweedy, is seeking to defeat a deficiency judgment secured by Russell & Co, Tannahill & Smith repre sent the defendants; Vestereay the case of J. B. Morris et al vs. Rosalia Ricks was heard and judg ment rendered for the plaintiff. The plaintiff sued to recover the balance due on the purchase price of property sold the defendant. Today the court has under considera tion the testimony In the case of J. B. Morris vs. Nez Perce county. This is the action brought to recover from the county certain credits which the plaintiff, as county treasurer, did not receive at the time of hit settlement with the county. The supreme court yesterday affirmed the order ot the district couit in the case recently heard on a writ of review wherein James W. Reid was ordered to pay into court the sum ot $502, money held by him but lielongitig to clients of his.