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Volume 25 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST s IQOI Number 45 fW^^W^y v vrwM'w^ ww www^ww'wwww OUR 'vvvr\ Fishing j ...Tackle 5 $ Was selected by an exper ienced man. It's the kind you want. See our assort ment. ::::::: Dent & Butler - - Just a Moment WE WANT TO TELL YOU WE HAVE THE BEST OIL STOVE FOR $3.75 EVER OFFERED IN LEWISTON If you want a wagon or Hack that will stand the hard knocks, buy a Studebaker FLETCHER HARDWARE CO MAKERS OF LOW PRICES rifc dfc A A A A A A A A a a. -n, ^ sffc dkAA dtkuS Buy Your Next Years Straw Hat Now.». Do you realize that the summer season is just about over and that the straw you now wear is already 'seedy?" \ou know you will need a hat next summer. The early season prices are almost double what you can buy a straw hat for now. Don't you think it would lie a good idea to borne in and get oue of those up-to-date kind we have; before they are all gone. 25c Will buy a good one 50c Will buy a better one * rsc Will buy a dandy $ 1.00 Will surprise you O. A.KJOS 'MNNNNNNNNNN * * I < < « < < < < Who Pays The Freight? The great Baruum once said that the American people like to be humbugged, some one is evidently testing the truth of this saying, to judge fro the number of ''something for nothiug" schemes that are being worked just now. What would you think of a man who offered to sell you gold dol lars for ninety cents? Think he was a philantrophist (which is not likely) or foolish (which is more probable), wouldn't you ? 1VE do not pose as philautrophists and our conceit prompts us to say we are not fools, and there fore we cannot offer you wealth out of hand. We do offer you however, the biggest bargains in Clothing, shoes, furnishing goods, dry-goods, etc. etc., you ever «aw in your life. Rest assured that where you are offered something for nothiug, some one pays the difference, the question is WHO pays the freight, ia it Joues ? ...THE FAIR... Lewiston's One Price Store i I i > i \ I \ Wind Storm at Harrison. The town of Harrison experienced the heaviest windstorm in its history Friday. The storm came up auddenly abd blew a hurricane, damaging buildings and breaking log booms. Leonard, the water works man, lost a lot of pipe which he batons raft prepirirg to lay in the lake; the Georgia Oakea Stas compelled to leave the dock and pat out into the lake for anfety; the old Kootenai broke her moorings and smaller crafts narrow ly escaped damage,— Coeur d'Alene Press. Preparing Library List. Miss Perineal French, state superin tendent of schools, ia busy now prepar ing the list of library books, from which the different schools of the state will select their school libraries. This is un der the provisions of the law passed by the last legislature. It is thought that the work will be done soon. This list will probably be pnblisbed and ready for distribution by August 10. MOSCOW TRAGEDY Maniac Killed Two Men Wounded a Third Took His Own Life. DR. WATKINS THE FIRST VICTIM Shot Down In Cold Blood. Hit Body Pierced by Three Balls. Deputy Sheriff Cool Dies. Moscow was the scene of a dreadful tragedy Sunday morning. In the brief space of a few minutes two men lay dead and two wounded, one fatally. William Steffen crazed by some insane desire shot Dr. W. W. Watkins in cold blood,wound ed George V. Creighton and when the officers of the law pursued him shot and killed Deputy Sheriff W. K. Cool. The sheriff, J. R. Collins, and a posse of men pursued him to his mother's house, wounded him in the leg in a running fight and found him dead a few minutes later shot in the heart by his own hand. The killing of I)r. Watkins was entire ly unprovoked. All eye witnesses to the shooting agree that Dr. Watkins was riding peacefully down the street when Steffen rode rapidly up to him and called for hiAi to stop. Dr. Watkins pulled up his horse and the murderer drew a re volver and fired at short range. The first shot pierced the left breast over the heart. A second shot pieiced his brain. Watkins' horse plunged forward and was caught by the crowd a block be low. Steffen after the shooting whirled about rode hack and turned onto another street where he was accosted by Geo. V. Creighton who asked what tile shooting was about. For reply Steffen again drew' his revolver and fired, the ball striking Creighton in the fleshy part of the right arm above the elbow. He then raced his horse out of town. Sheriff J. R. Collins, his deputy W. K. Cool, Gainford Mix and other prominent citizens made up the posse that followed the murderer. Steffen rode east for half a mile then made a circle back into the city, stopping at the residence of Deputy Sheriff Charles Jones for a drink of wa ter. While he was here Sheriff Collins rode up and called to Jones that Dr. Wat kins had beeu shot and that the tnui derer had ridden away northward. Steffen mounted his horse drew his pistol and said, "Sheriff I shot Watkins." He then ran his horse down the street west ward, Collins following. At the end of the street he ran between Cool and Mix neither of whom knew he was Watkins' murderer hut supposed him to be one of the posse. Sheriff Collins called to them to stop Steffen. Whereupon Steffen turned and shot twice at Cool both balls taking effect. He then wheeled his horse,' rode back past Collins and the two began a running fight. One shot from the sheriff's gun broke the hind leg of Steffen's horse and the bullet pass ed through the calf of Steffen's leg. He dismounted and took across the fields to his mother's house. Sheriff Collins, Gainford Mix, At torney G. W. Coutts an<l a number of citizens pressed in upon the fugitive who taking refuge in the house opened fire upon his assailants. More rifles were procured and a fusillade opened upon the house. It is said fully 300 shots were fired at the house. During a lull in the firing his mother came out upon the porch and begged the men to cease firing, offering to have her son come out and submit to arrest. The posse consented and the mother returned to the house. After a few minutes' of quiet her heart piercing screams were beard by the men in waiting and supposing her insane son was murdering his mother they broke cover and rushed to the house ouly to find him dead. A ball had pierced his heart. DEATH OF Coo I. Deputy Sheriff W. E. Cool never ral lied after the shooting. He was token j j j j I to the hospital and had Jiis wounds j dressed. One hall penetrated his leli j shoulder blade, the second ball shot, as he was falling from his horse,stt nek in j the right hip and ranging tip it lodged in his abdomen. He died at 11 a. m. j Monday and was taken to ins home 111 Genesee where ins funeral was held. Cool was 55 years of age and had resided in Genesee when- he was married April 1st to Miss Neibelseick. He was a prominent K. of 1 '. and also a Modern Woodman. I'k KM 1 ; III ATKl> Ml K I ll-K . Evidence brought out at the inquest shows that Steffen had planned not only to murder Dr. Watkins hut others as well- <>.n an enveloja- in his pocket were written the names of \Y. \V. Wat kins, K. K. Jolly, George l.angdon and August Held. On another envelope was pencilled this request: "If the inevitable comes 1 want to rest in Pullman." O11 still another envelope he had written: "I did not get the right ones after all." With all his intended victims he had small personal differences. A FKOMINKXT CITI/KS. Dr. iv . W. Watkins, whose life first paid the penalty of an insane man's re venge, is a prominent citizen of Idaho. In his chosen profession lie held high rank in the state. lie was a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, president of the State Medical Ass-jcia tion and a member ol the Board of Visit ors to Annapolis in 1900. He was promi nent in Masonry and Odd Fellowship, a a man of great force of character anil a leader in public enterprise. His funeral was held T uesday under the auspices of the secret organizations he was connected with was one of the largest ever held in the state. THK MlRDHKKK. William Steffen, the murderer, was a laboring man a Swede about 40 years of age and unmarried. He held a home stead on the reservation and was at Mos cow on a visit, He was u man of un governable temper and the tragedy which ended three lives is probably due to this fact. FOR NEW FIRE DEPARTMENT Conncil Monday Night Adopted the Com mittee's Report. There will he now four companies of fire fighters instead of two. The hill and Third ward will each have a com pany- There will also be 1000 feet of new hose purchased, and two fire stations built. Under the new scheme the hose will be distributed as follows: 500 feet on hose 4; 500 feet on hose 3; 500 feet on hose 2 and 900 feet remaining at the city hall. The hose companies and the hook and ladder truck will consist of 15 mem bers and for the purpose of organizing each company it is recommended that Orcar C. Bunnell secure a company of fifteen men ■ for the hook and ladder truck and C. R. Butler fifteen men for hose No. 1; Rugene O'Neill fifteen men for hose No. 2; Cafe Harrington fifteen' men for hose No. 3 and Tlios. D. Barton fifteen men for hose No. 4. When the requisite number of men have been secured meetings will he held and foremen elected for each company, and drilling in the use of the apparatus carried on until a high degree of efficiency is reached. Seriously III. Mrs. Li idsay tbe dressmaker living on east C street, was stricken down sud denly yesterday with hemorrage of lungs. At present she is very weak, with slight chance for recovery. This excellent lady is the sole support of five little children and her earnings at her work have been equal only to supply the actual needs of herself and little ones. Several ladies in the neighborhood are in constant attend ance, giving such aid as is necessary. Prize Embroidery. Mrs. E. A. Smith of Davenport, Wash ington, was fortunate enough to receive a prize at the national competition given by Brainerd & Armstrong, embroidery silk manufacturers at New London, Con necticut. They offered over $800 in cash prizes in competition open to the Uuited States. Over 800 entries were made. Mrs. Smith secured a $20 cash prize. All prize winning work was then sent to New York city and exhibited m one of the great dry goods stores of the city, where it sttracted great attention. Mrs. Smith entered her work as first class amatuer hut by mistake it was listed as fourth class professional but was ex cellent enough to draw a prize even in that class. The ladies of Lewiston will remember that Mrs. Smith had some fine work at the Lewiston fair last fall and won the prize here. TODAY'S NEWS The Great Struggle of Labor East and West in Full Force. NEGRO BURNED AT THE STAKE P. & 1 . N. Railroad News—Iowa Republicans — Another Kit; Trust Is Organized. A. B. Cummings was nominated for governor of Iowa at Cedar Rapids by the republicans. 1 lie F. 8; I, N. roail has let contracts xtendiug its line northward. It may reach Lewiston next year. A trust has been organized to take in all the window glass factories ii'i the world. The head office will lve at Pitts burg, I*a. John Pennington, a negro who assault ed a lady near Birmingham, Alabama, confessed his crime. He was tied with chains, saturated with oil and roasted alive. There has hr en no material change in the strike ot the big Amalgamated Union against the billion dollar steel trust. Saturday the union man and their sympathizers in every factory controlled by the great trust will lay down their tools. This means 150,000 men will not toil until a settlement is effected. file strike at San Francisco has been extended by calling out different unions. Yesterday the sand haulers were called out and the steamship firemen's union voluntarily came out. The United States government refused permission to the employers association to land 51 xjChinese sailors in port to take place of the strikers. Nearly 30,000 men are out. E. Texier Dead. R. Texier, a well known pioneer mer chant of Lewiston, died at his home in this city Tuesday morning For years Mr. Texier has teen subject to severe at tacks during which he suffered great pain. For several days prior to his death he had beeu unwell aud bothered by insomnia. Monday night 011 retiring hé took a narcotic. About mid-night he aroused his sister-in-law by his labored and heavy breathing. She hastened to him and summoned aid hut before a physician could arrive Mr. Texier had died. Etiienne Texier was a native of France he was liorn in Clairmont, France in 1832. He was a 49-er having arrived in Han Francisco on Christmas eve of that year. Early in the 6o's he came into the Boise basin. About 1871 he come into the Palouse country and took up a ranch in Paradise valley now in Latah county. In December of that year he started to Lewiston to file on his land he was caught in a snow storm lost his way, wandered about three »lays and was found ear Tomers Butte with his legs badly ' Removal Sale.... A special sacrifice sale will will be in force this month on accouut of our removal to new quarters and to make room for new fall goods. See our cut prices and be convinced................ f .The Fashion ' frozen. He was brought to Lewiston and Dr. Kelly amputated his legs. He was employed by I, Delsol for about S years ami then went into the grocery business part of Ins stock being furnished by oublie subscription. His business pros pered and lie has left considerable pro perty. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock yesterday. C. Bishop Killed. Monday noon while C. Bishop was hauling in the vicinity of the Big Eddy, his team became unmanageable ami ran away in ! threw him out on the grade. He lay helpless for more than an hour when a passer-by found him. tie was sullering from internal injuries and died a te\» hours later. He leaves a wife. The funeral took place at Willowa Wed nesday. Injured in Barbwire. Alias. G. Kress was thrown from a wagon Monday morning und was injured severely by falling into a barbwire fence. Mr. Kress and his family had been tak ing an outing on Asotin creek aud on Monday morning started home. About a mile above the power plant of the Lewiston Electric Light Company a holt broke in the tongue where it fastened to the axle and the wagon was thrown off the grade by the accident. Mr. Kress either jumped or was thrown and in his fall caught in the barbwire fence. His clothing was badly torn ainl several had flesh wounds made in his leg. Smut Explosion Did It. The threshing outfit of Jeremiah Bros., of Palouse City, was totally destroyed, together with 600 bushels of stacked wheat ami 100 sacks of threshed grain, a few days since down at Almota. The accident was the result of an explosion of smut and fine dupt, which was probably exploded by a spark from the cylinder teeth. The feeiier was badly burned. This was the first stand the outfit had made, having been purchased from the manufacturers at Walla Walla a few days before. Thé day following the Almota ex plosion, the tliresiling outfit of Nelson Bros, was totally destroyed on Tammany flat. The grain destroyed was the prop erty^ff A. Maxwell, amounting to about 5»x) bushels. No »me was injured. Several years ago a heavy loss of life and property in Minneapolis occurred through tlie explosion of »lust and smut in a large flouring mill there. Experi ments since made with the dust and smut in mills have shown them to lie explosive materials under certain conditions. Col. W. W. Hammel, of Nezperce, is in the city this week. The Shoes You Need** ARE THE BEST IN STYLE. QUALITY AND WORKMAN SHIP—THK KIND THAT WE OFFER YOU AT POPULAR PRICES. EVERY PAIR OF SHOES THAT WE OFFER AT ANY PRICE WE GUAR ANTRE TO HE MADE OF GOOD LEATHER IN AN HONEST MANNER. WE HASTINGS THE SHOE MAN