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The Lewiston Teller.
Volume 25 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, Al'GUST 29, 1901 Number 4S __ »I Shot Gun Shells... That you can rely upon. mm Brands that have been tested by men who hunt You can make no mis take iu buying them at Dent & Butler DRUGGISTS r< w vvvvwvvvvvvvvv » L e 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 i J iVWWVMVWWWrWMW New Fall Dress Goods New Waistin q Cloth ...JUST RECEIVED... \ our 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 Quarter Per Yard Silk Neckwear, worth in any city a half dollar. Special 'IK value. See west window. Each.................................... WWWWWWMMMMM SCHOOL SUIT TALK It is not too early to talk of school suits for vour hoys, 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, ' » » 1 1 • 1 > M 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 rouud toe and fully guaranteed at $ 1 . 75 , in sizes 12 to 2, and $ 1.50 in sizes 9 to lift. A tablet fi ee with every pair of these shoes. ...THE FAIR... Lewiston's One Price Store <ae Rales Go Up la Spokane. The restanrabt men are in conference in Spokane on the question of raising rates. They claim they have been doing a losing business at present prices. Well, the Elk's Carnival and the Fruit Fair opens in a few days and visitors should not feel they are being robbed when they visit that city if they pay 50 cents for a meal and $1 for a room. Remember, rates have been advanced. j Lewiston Nssds a Hospital. The great need of Lewiston at the present is a good hospital. As matters now stand those sick or injured through accident have no place where the care j essential to such cases can be given. There is no doubt but that such an in« stitution would prove a financial success. Steps to found a hospital here should be taken at once, and the work be under way before winter cornea. GOOD TIMES Thai Expresses All There Is Seen in Going to Seattle. THE TRADE OF THE ORIENT Mountain Fall* Down — Timber Fire,, Wheat Field, for 300 Mile,. Leaving Lewiston one seldom goes to a better place, or even to one with a more promising future, or to one where a safer and surer business is done. There is a lull in business and brilding in Spokane that is so noticeable that even residents there offer excuse for it. But Spokane is not dead. It is going ahead at a pace slower than during the boom; that is all. It has wealth and a contributing territory of inexhaustible wealth to keep it always up to a high standard. From Spokane wist to Tacoma there is abundant evidence that genuine pros perity exists among all classes. < Look ing from the windows of the train no end could be seen of golden grain ready for the great artery of commerce to convey it to the ships iu the harbors 011 the Sound. Again there were cattle and horses and new farm buildings, the towns along the line all had many new build ings either completed or nearing comple tion. There were by actual count 17 new warehouses to receive grain at dif ferent points. There is no spot on earth like the ir rigated valley of Yakima. It is here one sees fruit and grain and dairying stock until his eye is wearied. It is the result alone of irrigation. The water supply cannot fail for it comes from the eternal snows on the Cascade mountains. As one nears Yakima he gets the first glimpse of the greatest mountain in America. Though this handiwork of God is- 200 mdes distant, it stands out against the blue sky, seeming but a few miles off. It has an elevation 14,444 feet above sea level. The snow there is eternal. There is a snow cap of more than 5000 feet above the timber line ex tending twenty miles along its rugged sides. Leaving Yakima the traveler is soon over the Cascades, and into a veritable paradise. At Puyallup and for miles about are the greatest hop fields in the world. There are many thousand acres there devoted exclusively to hop culture. Then there are orchards, gardens and vineyards. Arriving at Tacoma the first view of the salt water ia had. For here is a great harbor, and ships from every port in the world come and go. The city has 45.000 people, but at present is quite dull. Then take a steamer and blow in 75 cents and visit the greatest city on the Pacific coast—Seattle. It is only an hours' ride, and a cool salt breeze and magnificent scenery make the time seem but a minute. Seattle now has over 100.000 population. It is the busiest city ou the coast. There are now in course of construction ove. 500 dwelling houses and nearly 100 business blocks. Several of these are large buildings of atone, brick and iron. A new high school building, coating $350,000, is nearly com pleted. It is qf iron, brick and glass, and so little wood is used that one can hardly notice it. There are six miles of vitrified brick paving being }aid in the business section supplanting wooden pavements. In the residence districts 26 miles of asphalt streets and sidewalks are being laid. This city, too, has a fine harbor. It is many miles nearer the ocean and sufficiently large to accommo date all the ships now afloat, in the present mode of ocean traffic. The Alaskan trade ia increasing and brings every month several millions of wealth to this city, and hi turn Carries out American product* at »inti a rate that wholesalers have a hard time to keep stock. Then the trade with the (trient is heavy, and along the doeks over 2500 men treat wotk loading and unloading boats. There are two fish companies on the docks, and almnt tono fishermen bring their catch liefe foi s i e. The streets are simply crowded with people, while at several places it requires a policeman to aid pedestrians in crossing streets, so great is the traffic. At restaur ants people stand and wait until a table is cleared, and it is pretty hard to find a room for the night. In Seattle, too, is an old Lewiston man, Mr, Block, who was formerly clerk at the Raymond house. Ile lias a similar position at the Hotel Butler The trade here is something great, a* Mr. Block and three assistants have hardly time to say "how-do!" For several miles in the Cascade mountains forest fires are burning. In suite places the heat was so intense that it could be felt through the windows. Monday night a vast rock slide oc curred just west of the Stampede tunnel. 1 he east hound overland train was de layed six hours. This train consisted of 13 cars, and sleeping car berths could not lie had tor either love or monev. Some 40 passengers had to do w ithout seats all the way from Auburn junction to Kllens burg, about 200 miles, so heavy is tilt travel on the main line of the N. 1'. ALL ABOUT THE BIG STRIKE The Steel Workers Will Win Out—San Fran cisco Reports No Change: At Pittsburg in pursuance of its an nounced plan to run all plants absolutely non-union, the American Tinplate com pany commenced advertising for non union men. President Shaffer declared tonight that the strike, in spite of the claims of the other side, is proceeding satisfactorily and that the association is making such inroads upon the corporation's business that it will be compelled sooner or later to come to terms. Another arbitration scheme was launched Wednesday even ing bv Simon Burns, president of the Window Glass Workers' association. Burns proposes ap arbitration committee selected from among such men as Arch bishop Ireland, Bishop Potter, Seth'Low and others of like prominence who, after having the entire matter explained to them by both sides to the controversy, should have absolute authority to decide upon the terms of settlement, their de cision to be final and accepted by both parties. Therejjras little change in the strike today at San Francisco. While there were reports of attempts at mediation, no one could make positive statements as to what was being doue. There was in creased activity on the water front Wed nesday and a number ot vessels left the port. The usual uutnber of assaults on non-union men by' strikers and sympa tizers was reported. There is still little hope for a settle ment of the strike at the Northport smelter, yuite a'number of the new men recently brought in by the company have quit and the supply of ore is growing short, so that a complete abut down may soon come. The Western Federation'of Miners at Kossland are still on a strike. A banker from Baker City, Oregon, has come to the rescue of the Le Roi mine, and has taken a contract to put 600 tons of ore per day. This step is to open the Northport smelter. He has agreed to pay the miner's uuion scale iud hopes to be able to get the miners to work for him as he has had no trouble with them. But there may be something at Northport to settle before the miners go to work any where in British Columbia. So far per fect order has been observed both in Rossland and Northport. . Union Labor Did It. When you are kicking down lalror organizations and a workingman your self just read this and see if you can find anything of this kind eveqdone by those who are outside organized workers: New York, Aug. 28.—Fresideut John Mitchell, of the United Mine workers of America has issued a statement in which he says: The agreement between the men and the corporation in 1900 amounted to an increase of $25,000.000 annually for 200, 000 men, secured at an expenditure of $200,000, which is bigger dividend *h»n the Standard Oil company or the Morgan Banking company ever paid. At the April convention at an expenditure of $5,000concesaions were granted estimated at $2,000,000 auunally.*' AN OLD STORY Is the one in Which the Water Company Is Ever the Hero. COUNCIL WRITING ANOTHER CHAPTER The Babe Born Yesterday Will Be a Voter before the Kick* F.nd— Sidewalks to Be Laid. The city council met Monday night and devoted its time to the passing of ordinances, and the consideration of tin water question. The following ordi nances were passed: Ordinance No. 299. an ordinance to prevent the breaking of wild horses or th*- branding of cattle within the city limits; Ordinance No. 31XJ, an ordinance creating a special fund to be known as the "Fire Department Fund;" Ordinance No. 301, an ordinace establishing and organizing the fire department of the city uf Lewiston; Ordinance No. 302, an ordinance requiring all sidewalks constructed on Main or Dstreets between Sixth and First streets shall be ttrade either of cement, stone, brick or asphaltum attd providing that no trap doors, scuttle holes or open ing of any description shall hereafter be constructed in arty wooded sidewalk in any part of the city of Lewiston; Ordi nance No. 303, an ordinance requiring the construed it of a sidewalk on the west side of Kwausou street. O11 Tuesday night the council met again and at this meeting the discussion of the water question was renewed by Councilman Culver introducing the fol lowing resolution: "Whereas the franchise of the Lejvis ton Water and Light company does not require any certain pressure for the pur poses of irrigation and domestic use, "Whereas, the ordinance No 112. sec tion 3, thereof, is liriiited to the contract therein authorized,and expressly Includes Normal hill, so that the said company is not required to provide "constant pres sure" of at least sixty-five pounds per square inch for the Normal hill. "Whereas, by ordinance No. 109 which, as 'accepted by the said water company, became its franchise, the common coun cil of the city of Lewiston by section t is expressly given power to legislate and to control the said company as to the rates it shall lie permitted to charge its patrons and the citizens of Lewiston, which said section is as follows: "That the Lewistou Water it Light company, a corporation under the laws of Idaho is hereby authorized to con struct, maintain and operate a system of water works and electric lights and power, iu the city of Lewiston for a period of twenty five years, for the pur pose of supplying water and electric lights and to charge and collect rates therefor: Provided that such rates are reasonable and equable, without dis tinction of persons and shall Ire subject to legislation and control by the city council." "Whereas, therefore, the said common council haa power over the contracts as to the rates which the said company makes with its patrons and citizens of Lewiston: "It is, therefore, resolved by the said common council of the city of Lewiston, Idaho, that the mayor thereof appoint from the said council a committee of three to examine and investigate the fol lowing matters towit: First; the reasonableness of the.rates now charged and collected by the said company from the people in the city and what is reasonable rates to charge the said people. Second, the pressure provided by the said company in all paru of town for ir rigation and domestic nse, . Third, the quantity of water the people can get in the time allowed for'irrigation by the said company, j Fourth, to examine the water furnished I tor domestic use as to its purity within ! rite meaning of the said company's fran ! chise, Fifth, to examine the rates charged the citv as to their reasonableness and the pressure which has been maintained by the said company under ordinance No. 11 2, ''And it is further resolved that the said committee report to the said council ott all the said uiattters with recommend ation to the council as to what the said conned should do with all information and tacts obtained by the said commiiee and especially as to the final action of the council on the citizens' petition pray ing among other tilings for a reduc'ion in rates and for pressure sufficient for ir rigation." The resolution was adopted and the mayor appointed Culver. Hastings and Frost as a committee of investigation. fire lire committee recommended the purchase of additional hose, two hose carts and tire paraphrenalia. The re port was adopted and two hose carts and So feet of hose ordered from A. G. Long of Portland, Soo feet from the Fletcher Hardware Co. and Soo feet from the Cash Hardware Co. The next meeting of the council will be held Monday night. Can't Stop Progress. There may be some danger to panta loons from the present system of wooden sidewalks. But tile'present council is in line with the progress of Lewiston's de velopment, and will see that nothing is left undone to make it convenient and inviting to enterprising people who come here to locate. Lewiston is to go for ward. It is only in sitting down that pantaloons are made threadbare. As long as brain is on top, pants will be in no immediate danger of destruction. Ste? Bad Man at Large. Bert Hillman escaped last week from the Boise prison. He was at work get ting out stone and was one of nine men under one guard. He jumped into a deep ravine anil ran away. He is still at large. Even the trained blood hounds could not follow his trail. Here is his description: American; age, 22; complexion, light; height, 5 feet 8 inches; shoe, 8!j ; hair, light; eyes, blue; scar on right temple, scare on forehead over right eye, scar, burn on left wrist, scare on back of neck, scare on left side, tattoo on left fore arm birth mark on right thigh; teeth good; prison No. 766. He was a hold up man and under sentence for five years from Idaho City. Sues for $9,000 Damages. . The First National Bank filed suit iu the district court Tuesday againat R. C. Beach for the sum of $9.000 for damages caused by the removal of the awning in front of Vollmer building on Mam stieet. While Mr. Beach was mayor an ordinance was passed by the city conncil directing the removal of all porches and signa from the street, and under the direction of tfaia ordinance the marshal removed the awn ing in front of the Vollmer building several months ago. The plaintiff/now brings suit againat R. C. Beach personally for damages in the sum of $9,000, and alleges in his complaint that the awning w ts removed by parties acting under di rect command of the defendant and was directed by a feeling of enmity, ill will and malice. MODERATE PRICES. T^HE papers are filled such foolish talk about prices that the truth-tell ing advertiser ia sometimes at a loss to know what to say. We buy the beat shoes at the lowest prices and add a moderate profit. We do not claim to sell $3.00 shoes for 79 cents. Our prices are baaed up on correct buying and sell J ing, and our shoes are ! dependable and trustworthy j C. A. HASTINGS Î COMPANY