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Volume 25 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1901 Number 47 w » v xv>wwvy w v>w -v wvww w v W w La< Shot Gun Shells... That you can relv upon. Brands that have been tested by men who hunt You can make no mis take in buying them of Dent & Butlei DRUGGISTS L 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 Studcbaker FLETCHER HARDWARE CO ; MAKERS OF LOW PRICES New Waistinq Cloth ...JUST RECEIVED... Your particular attention is called to an all-wool fancy weave SUITING 38 INCHES WIDE, that is selling at'a Write for Samples» 0. A .KJOS Sillc Neckwear, worth in any city a half dollar, value. See west window. Each.................... WMMMMMMMMMW Special 25c < ? \ ? 1 ? 1 ( 1 ) < ? ! ? 1 f 1 > SCHOOL SUIT TALK It is not too early to talk of school suits for vour boys, and we wish to call attention to our splendid line of LITTLE GENTS' SUITS. Our stock embraces some very neat two-piece suits, ages 6 to 14 years, the ever popular VESTEES, from 3 to 8 years and those nobby THREE PIECE SUITS for boys 9 to 14 years old. Our liberal reductions in this line, place us head and shoulders above the other fellows as regards price; and, for style, quality and workmanship, there are few to equal and none to excel. MOTHERS, If you are going to buy that boy a suit, you will do well to get it here. A hardwood pencil box free with every suit. Here, too, you can better shoes for your boys and girls than you have been getting.' We call your especial notice to our SPECIAL SCHOOL SHOE, made of the best box calf, stylish round toe and fully guaranteed at $ 1 . 75 . in sizes 12 to 2, and $ 1.50 in sizes 9 to uj£. A tablet free with every pair of these shoes. ...THE FAIR %* Lewiston Y One Price Store ÜÜ New Fall Dress Goods Quarter Per Yard m $ Vineland Well. The artesian weil at Clarkstou is the only thing in that enterprising village that is going down. The well now has a depth of over 300 feet and is a heavy clay formation. One day last week when the drill tools were raised pine chips were fished out. They had evidently been there for years as they had taken appearance of soft coal. The continues at the rate of about 15 >r day. Dan Is Gaiitg to Boise. Sheriff Kroutinger has itvhis possession a genuine blood hound. The dog can't smell good beef at present so has to be sent to Boise to take lessons from masters in the art of man hunting. Those in the kennel at the state prison are good ones, and doubtless after a few months Dan* will graduate, and be able to run down the- evil doers of Grand Old Ne> Perce. HARD WORK That is What the City Council Has Been Doing. WIDE AWAKE MEN GOVERN LEWISTON Four Thousand Feet of New Side walk—Water. Company to Ful fill Its Contract. The Saturday meeting of the city coun cil was full of interest, and many new things came to the surface from the depths of municipal mystery. But the aide: men were equal to the occasion. The first matter of importance was the election of F. D. Culver to succeed Chris Weisgerber, resigned. The treasurer, Leslie Thompson, presented his report for the month. He appended a statement that the reduction of his commissions not having been in effect prior to August ist he had some thing coming for July. The council took time to think it over, and Leslie awaits in Job like patience the result of aldermanic thinking. Next Ernest McCullough bobbed up serenely with a delicately worded type written statement informing the city government that he had no desire to be a member of the official family, in the important position of building inspector. Then came the blow that prostrated the hot weather. It was the kick ol 125 people on the hill who wanted to pay the Water Company just one-half less than they now pay and also to have the pressure ncreased sufficiently to fill the pipes. Then the council gave the city at torney a chance to earn his salary by forming an ordinance to build a side walk on the west side of Swanson street. Wtn. Mold was the most modest of all those who had the nerve to see the coun cil during the heated term. He wanted $250 a year to look after the city sewers, and $70 tnore to put in a man-hole at the Raymond House. Billy never smiled. Then a bomb was exploded under John P. Vollmer, when Hastings from the water committee reported that the hill extension of the water system be not ac cepted until the pipe was laid direct from the reservoir instead of tapping it 100 feet away. Then came a motion to adjourn, and with perspiration streaming from every pore, the city government wended its way down the broad stairway, to meet again Monday evening. Now cornea the city council in session Monday evening. It is cool as the weather and full of business as the north extremity of a mad hornet going south. It tackled the sidewalk question and it requires nerve and caution to tackle a Lewiston sidewalk at the present time. It was ordered that an ordinance be pre pared requiring the construction of the following sidewalks'* On K street along north side Irom a point opposite the court house to point opposite Delsol lane. On Delsol lane from E street to Mqno roe street. On B street from Fourth to Third. On G street from Sixth to Propsect. (Normal Hill.) Cfn Newell street from Sixth to Seventh. (Normal Hill.) On Seventh street from Newell to Park. (Normal Hill ) Ou Park street from Sixth to Seventh. (Normal Hill ) On Craig street from Sixth to Prospect. (Normal Hill.) These walks are a necessity if Lewiston is to have a free postal delivery. The de partment at Washington found out we had no sidewalks, end gave this as one of the matters in the road of the depart ment giving us the needed service. And the present city government will not I ] 1 i I j permit I.ewistou to be side-tracked in matters pertaining to its future good. Two new tire stations are to be built on the bill and rubber coats and helmets tor the firemen are among the good tilings ordered by the council. MOX MOX IS OUT CAMPING I The Bad Indian Sends Greeting to His For tner Custodians ] More than a week lias elapsed since 1 the Nez l'erce county jail gave up live of i its tenants and nothing lias been heard I from any except a statement made to j Indian Agent Slranaliau. Mox Mox is not the untutored Indian of roman*ic novels, but is an educated fellow, more than ordinarily shrewd, with a weak ness tor getting 011 the wrong side of the law. Here is his message: "We left the jail about 3 o'clock in the morning. The man with the money went out first. 1 never saw him after wards. I was the last one to leave. Four of us went directly to the railroad track and followed it until it began to get light. Just above the Dutiwell place we left track and went up a gulch nearly to the top of the hill where we stayed until dark in the brush. We hail no weapons or food. We then went out in to the grain field on top of the bill, where we separated. The other thjee. men told tue they intended to go to Asotin and endeavor to find a boat in that vicinity and go down Snake river just as far as was possible. I went across the grain fields to Spalding where I crcssed Clearwater in a canoe, and have gone to the mountains where I intend to stay until court sets and then 1 will come back and stand trial. I have read the statement of our escape in the Lewiston Tribune and I want to correct some of the statements made therein. We re ceived no assistance from the outside other than the tools which we paid for. They were passed in to us through the door in broad daylight, wrapped in a piece of brown paper. 1 do not know the man's name that passed them in. The statement that we were armed or that we were provided with horses is false, as also the statement that there was anyone on the outside 011 guard. The story that Brock way and Mink 1 er tells about threats being made against them is not so. I will tell you a great deal more when I come hack." Will Mox Mox return? Will the love qf wife and home impel him to seek the sweets of life on the reservation, with tile possibility of imprisonment for an alleged crime? These are grave questions for Mox Mox and he will give them due consideration iu the mountain fastnesses. Mox Mox is a seeker after truth— when it. suits his purpose. He corrects erroneous statements of the jail break. He has lost his love for the romantic, and made no one a hero. The hard work of cutting several yards of steel had this effect. He never liked work any too well, and he will take a long, long rest. THE CLEARWATER COUNTRY Items 6f Interest from its Mines, Fields, Forests, Orchards and Factories. The new Kendrick tramway is now in operation. There are 60 buckets on the tramway cable and they deliver wheat at the rate of three sacks per minute, or about nyi tons an hour. The farmers in the Potlatch will use the tramway to deliver their fruit for shipment this fall. The Vollmer Clearwater Co. has pur chased the Jump warehouse at Weippe and has also leased the Sweeney ware house at Stites. Buy of Home Merchants. The Idaho State Tribune is making war in behalf of the local merchants in the Coeur d'Alenes, who are kicking about the large amount of money sent to mail order houses in the east for articles that could be purchased at the stores in that region. The idea of something cheap has so firmly fixed itself in the mind« of the people that they cannot help going after anything in that line, regardless of where it is or the con sequences resulting. There is no safer or surer way of bringing wage reductions and business failures than the way in which the consumers of the Coeur d'Alenes are going. The merchant loses hit trade and is forced to quit. The employer learns that living is cheaper and uses this as a ful crum to cut wage«, and then the worker finds he is at last the one whom "some thing cheap" has struck with terrific force. Patronize home industries. That is the way to build up a happy prosperous community. GIVE FREELY That Is What the Peo ple of Nez Perce County Should Do. TO THE HARRISON MONUMENT FUND Benjamin Harrison, Soldier, States man and Lawyer, Was the only President to Visit Idaho. In the life and character of Benjamin Harrison there was nothing which could sully the honor ami fame of the Ameri can people while he wore the robes of hige office, the breath of scandal attached to no act of his administration. Such was the character of the man that he left a small estate at his death. His life work covered the wide range from farm work to studyiug law, duties of soldier, senator and president of the United States. In every place he measuered up to the full stature of greatness. It is just to him that a monument equal to the Washington monument should he reared in the city where he lived and died honored by all. Every county in the United States will be asked to help in the work, and the Teller trusts that Nez. Ferce county will give from her abundance a good sum. The Benjamin Harrison Monument Association, incorporated to erect a monument to General Harrison at In dianapolis, has appointed Hon. James H. Beatty for Idaho, who iu turn has ap pointed James K. Babb, John P. Yollmer and Frank W. Kettenbach of Lewiston, Idaho, for Nez Ferce county, to represent it in raising funds, one-third of which Indiana expects to raise. Harrison is the only President, who, while iu office, visited Idaho ami at the main entrance to Idaho's capitol stands a tree planted by General Harrison's own hand on the occasion of that visit. Idaho will take pleasure in contributing her share to the monument. Residents of Nez l'erce county are requested to for vanl contributions to any of the com mittee above named for this county. Any contribution, however small, results in membership of the Association, of whom there will be a perpetual memorial. Contributors of one dollar will receive certificates of membership, and of one hundred dollars, will become Vice Regents of the Association. The local committee request an early response. A very small amount will cause to be registered the name of a father and all his sons iu the memorials of the Association and counect them with the memory of one of our greatest citi zens, soldiers, lawyers and statesmen. State Historical Society. Mrs. C. A. Gainer, the state librarian, has suggested the value and importance of a state historical society to perpetuate and preserve the many features connected with the early history of the state. This includes everything of a historical na ture, including the state flags, uniforms and war relics; mineral specimens and curios, exposition exhibits of various kinds, enrios gathered by the early set tlers, natural history specimens, and a thousand and one things which will be useful as au education and a matter of interest to present and future residents of Idaho. These societies are recognized in the eastern states as a very necessary part of the educational system of the state. Montana has such a society and an invaluable collection is being gathered together there. It is evident that as time passes there will tie more difficulty in securing relics of historical value. From the Indian tribes of Idaho, including the Nez Perces, Bannocks and Coenr d'Alenes, there can now be gathered a complete collection of their early impleme its of warfare and of domestic usage, but as the tribes become more scattered and as time passes the gathering of such a collection will be inure difficult. The same is true as re lates to the early settlers of Idaho. These veterans, who have iu their pos session valuable relics of the early his tory ol the state, and who have know ledge and a clear memory of the stirring scenes associated with the settlement of this state, are growing old, and many arc passing away. This data should be secured from them, and placed in a per manent form for the edification and in strution of future generations. Mrs. Gainer is in hope that steps will be taken to organize' such a society iu Idaho, and is confident that if the col lection is started the state will make provision in a few years for taking care of it. The plan as pursued in other states is to organize an association, which is usually composed of philanthropic peo ple who are wiling to give the time and money necessary to start the movement. One feature of the collection might lie a number of photographs showing the scenery of Idaho's lakes, mountains and rivers, and as the natural scenery will be interesting, the artificial works of man will be also, as the latter is constantly changing. The librarian has stated that she will lie glad to receive views from photographers and amateurs throughout the state, at any time, and that she will arrange and care for them as a nucleus for a large collection for the historical society when it is organized. In Montana, as in other states, another plan is used to preserve iu perhaps the most comprehensive way, a permanent history ol the state. In Montana a copy of every newspaper, iu the state is re ceived regularly by the society, and is placed on file and 1 reserved. This is not only a valuable feature from a his torical standpoint but serves its purpose iu other ways. For instance a few weeks ago the society furnished a caller at the society's rooms information gained from an old copy of newspaper which resulted in the saving of a big sum of money to the caller, as the facts gained settled certain points in a legal controversy over valuable property. Idaho should not be behind other states in this respect and it remains for the pub lic spirited citizens to take the matter up. Let a state historical society be organized —Capital City Evening News. C Street Overlooked. When the postal inspector comes to look over the city to ascertain if the gov ernment requirements for carrier service have been complied with, unless -the street committee acts before that time, he will find ihe fi-st street running east and west through the city a sorry looking affair. Though the greater part of this thoroughfare is in the business district, there is but 200 feet of sidewalk, and that is on the Hotel de France property and a lot owned by Councilman Storer. In the block between Fifth street and the railroad, east, the center of the street baa been filled and on either side when the fall rains set in a small laite will make that street impassable to residents living in that section. At tlu lower end of the street a fill has been made entirely of large boulders. Over these teams cannot travel. So the sidewalks are now used * by teamsters for roadways. This should be looked after, and if only planking such as is used on the Fifth street grade is laid it will serve the purpose. Look over C street. Where is that thunder stonq? The Shoes You Need** ARE THE BEST IN STYLE, QUALITY AND WORKMAN SHIP—THE KIND THAT WE OFFER YOU AT POPULAR PRICES. EVERY PAIR OF SHOES THAT WE OFFER AT ANY PRICE WE GUAR AN-TEE TO BE MADE OF GOOD LEATHER IN AN HONEST MANNE*. WE HASTING THE SHOE MAN'*? U -V Jf