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The Lewiston Teller.
TWICE A WEEK
LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1903
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In Novelty Boxes. A specialty shipment
for the holiday trade.
Dent & Butler
Will please you. Every
one guaranteed to satisfy
you or money refunded
FLETCHER s HARDWARE : CO
When you are going to
spend $15 or $25, or more,
for a suit or overcoat, con
sider well what you are do
ing; there is danger not
only of throwing your
money away, but of mak
ing yourself discontented in
clothing; and no man can
ÿfford to do that. There is
one make, and we are
agents for it here, that is
perfect in every way; from
this stock we can fit you as
though made to your meas
ure ; these clothes embody
the latest fashions as de
signed by the most exclu
sive tailors, and there is an
individuality about each
garment that appeals to
men of exacting .taste. It is
Do you need a suit?
0 A. KJOS
- Burnt Wood and
? CHOICE NOVETIES
• FOR THE HOLIDAY
Save your combom and exchange them lor sonic of our China
We carry fhe ftALM CANCRES, and the coupons are
redeemable in either crockery or candies
H IDAHO TEA COMPANY
TWO HUNDRED WEDDINGS
Good ((tiding (or Old Bachelor* and Maida—
Read the Litt ot Those Enjoy inj Earth's
Greatest Bliss—Twenty-two Divorces
County Auditor Stoolcey issued and
has returps for the following uisrriage
licenses for the year 1902:
Charles E Richardson and Minnie B
Summers of Melrose; married at Melrose,
Allen West and Edna Hollingsworth of
Woodland; married at Woodland, Jan. 1.
Chester C. Belknap and Leona Kittrell
of Westlake; married at Westlake, Jan 1.
William Cantonwill of Forest and Vera
Nichols of Lewiston; married at Lewis
ton, Jan. 9.
Mogens M Olson of Russel and Hattie
Huntley of Fulton, Mo ; married at Lew
iston, Jan 12
Jerome F. Raird and Sadie Terry, of
Sunnyside, Wash., married in I«ewiston
Jno. L. Johnson of Woodland, and
Hulda Carlhurg, of Minneapolis; married
Ben L. Schultz and Edna Craliaui, of
czperce, married Jan. 8.
Louis HarlkMdt and Teressa Finds of
Fairhurn, married at Forest Jan. 12.
Herman A. Bersch and Mattie Mercy,
Russell; married at Ramey's mill Jan
L. C Stoddard and Nora Anderson,
Weippe, married in Lewiston Jan. 15.
Andrew Gottschall and Emily Jen
nings, of Dublin ; married in Dublin Jan 29,
William Benkner and Alma Golden
reid, Keuterville, married at Cottonwood
John B. Estes and Nannie Radcliffe, of
Nezperce; married Jan. 12.
Samuel Wheatcroft and Lulu May Ak
ers. Waha; married at Lewiston Jau. go.
C. A. Montague and Lillian Dean, of
Pomeroy; married at Lewiston Jan. 22.
Henry R. Merchant, Orofino, and
Emma Le Baron, Asotin; married at Lew
iston Feb. 5th.
Orin E. Weymouth and Sarah A. Sum
mers, San Francisco, Cal.; married at
Lewiston Feb. nth.
Arthur T. Livingood and Dora Hayes,
Fletcher; married at Lewiston Feb. 18.
Theodore Holmes of Steele and
Armentia Warleck of Peck; married at
Nezperce Feb. 19.
Thos. Martin and Addie Lawrence of
Nezperce; married at Nezperce Feb, 9,
Ray Byan and Susie Elmore of Spald
ing; married at Spalding Feb, 6.
Fredrick Rainewanz of Dayton and
Mable Hnston of Genesee; married at
Lewiston Feb. 13.
Joe A. Denny and Effie A. Prestned of
Fletcher; married at Fletcher Feb. 23.
Loyd Chenweout and Canettie Colliers
of Summit; marr ed at Lewiston Feb. 18.
Jno M. Plank of Peck, and Nellie S.
Nead of South wick; married at South'
wick March 2.
John C. Biddinger and Essa Richard
son, Lpwiston; married at Lewiston
Horton A. Johnson of Malheur and
Carrie Slaleton of Walla Walla; married
at Lewiston March 3
John Nicholas of Dublin and Myrtle
Simmons of Ilo; married at Ntsperce
Jesse E. Richardson and Froney A.
Berry of Melrose; married at Melrose
James R. Nelson and Louise J. Hum
phreys, of Lewiston ; married at Lewiston
J. D Heudren and Mattie D Mont
gomery; martied at Katniah on March 10
Thomas R Hancock and Christina
Anderson, of Nezperce; married at Nez
perce on March 16
Frank A. Finney and Lettie M George
married at Kamiah March 15.
E- D. Parr and Myrtle Hogan ,*Kamiah;
married at Lewiston March 18.
Roy W. Adams and Grace Day. of Nez
perce; married at Nezperce Match 20.
Wallace Sumpter and 8arah Dates;
married at Lewiston March JO.
Joeepb Agoat and Rose Spend, Lewis
ton; married at Lewiston March 29.
C. L. Benson of Kkmiah, and Arli«
Lippett, Lewiston; married March 29.
Geo. W. Breckenridge end Lena Harms
of Stites; married at l ewiaton April
Herman Stein and Mary Wendt of
Cameron; married at Cameron April J.
G»o. Powell and Mary Ventera
Magnolia; married at Magnolia April 2.
John Wheatcroft and Mary Jane Pen*
der of Waha; married at Lewiaton April
On the 10th Adam G. Groes and Amelia
R. Kotings of Monier were married at
Hayes H. Denham and Erma! Steiner
of Lewiaton were married in that city on
an the aath. —
R. J. Knight end Deans M. Daniels of
of CavendiàB' were married in Lelaad on
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LAUNCHED NEXT WEEK
Steamer Imnaha Nearly Ready — Builders
Watching a Favorable Opportunity—Heavy
The Steamer Itiinalia is nearing com
pletion and the builders will launch the
vessel now at the first favorable stage of
water. The Lewiston Southern Naviga
tion Co. will probably put the new steamer
in the water next week. The work on the
construction is progressing rapidly.
The lower cabiu is on and the braces and
hog chains up and work on the upper
cabin will be begun at once. The own
ers had hoped to have the boilers put in
before the boat was launched but a
change in the order has delayed the ship
ment and the boat will be put in the
water before the boilers are placed. -
The Imnaha is owned and built by the
Lewiston Southern Navigation Company
and will ply the upper Snake river be
tween Lewiston and Imnaha. She was
built especially for traffic on the upper
river and is built very strong and will be
fitted with powerful machiuery. The
Imnaha is 125 feet long, 26 feet beam
and t8 feet wheel. Her powerful boilers
will carry 250 pounds pressure which
will give the powerful high pressure en
gines force enough to carry the boat in
still water 17 miles per hour. "As the
swiftest current between liere and Im
naha is 12 miles per hour," said G 'A.
Nehrhood president of the company, "we
are assured that the Imnahs will have no
trouble to navigate the stream. With
due precaution however we have fitted
the boat with a steam capstan operated
by duplex engines and will be able to
draw the boat over any rapid even if the
wheel did not turn. The Imnaha is built
ntially for business and will operate
mainly between the smelters of the
Eureka Mining and Smelting Company
and Lewiston but we will carry all traffic
possible for intermediate points. The
steamer is powerfully built and is of light
draught, drawing only ten and one-half
inches of water light, Her machinery
will be of the beat and its power can be
estimated by comparison with the boats
already on the river. She will carry 70
pounds more of pressure than any other
boat running on the Snake river. If the
engine* will not drive the boat over
Wild Goose and Imnaha rapids we are
prepared to pull her over with steam
capstans and have 1500 feet of steel
cable for that purpose with duplex en
gines to do the work. The boat will cost
complete $25,000 and will be fitted with
a steam steering apparatus, and with
electric light*. The boat it built pri
marally for freight traffic but is fitted
with 20 staterooms and will accommodate
passenger traffic for all points on the
The Steamer Imnaha is only one part
of an extensive scheme for developing
the mining properties of the Imnaha
mineral belt owned by the Eureka
Mining Smelting & Power Company of
which Mr. Nehrhood is secretary, and
the first freight for the upper river will
be some 15 carloads of machinery for the
new smelting plant and some 30 to 40
carloads of lumber for its construction.
The Eureka company will spend over
$300,000 in the construction of the smelt
ing plant on the Imnaha. They own a
group of 51 claims of promising copper
properties, containing imtuenae bodies of
low gtade ores . The smelting and re
fining plant will reduce the crude ores to
chemically pure metals. The copper,
gold and silver in the ore will be ready
for the mint when the smelter and re
fining process is completed. This is the
only one of the small smelters in the west
that also refines its product. In con
nection with smelter and boat the same
people also are putting in operation a
telephone line. Their work on the qp
per river is of greatest intercat to Lewia
ton and ia one of the enterprises of the
new year that promises great results to
the gate way city.
Ha Nads His Luo.
Prof. Harmon, high dive artist, in the
pr ess ne e of over 2000 persons, made
eocecasfnj higb dive from the Lewiaton
CUrkston bridge over Snake river New
year's day. The distance is 90 feet
above water. The manner of the dive ia
peculiar. Instead of a forward headlong
dive, as the small boy is wont to do at
the old swimming hole. Prof. Harmon
■tends erect with his bands close at his
sides and leans backward until beyond
the center of gravity, when he gracefully
tells backward. He taros a backward
summersault and sinken feet first' In
the dive yesterday be was successful. He
rsmalnrd under water about so seconda
after it waa reached. Though the current
moves about eight miles per hour under
the bridge, he was carried only about 900
feet when he waa picked up by a hont
and safetv landed. It waa, in feet, act
uses wary to use a boat, aa the p r o f» seer
wes making headway against tht power
ful water and wee only about so feet
from the shore as the boat came up to hias.
He took hold of the stern and was towed
in. The time required «»tell the 90 feet
from the bridge floor wes act over 15
seconds. Bat « was a feat well worth
the puree given.
WORK OF AMERICAN FARMER
The Large»! Crop Ever Sent to Market
Prices above the Average—Greatest of
Final returns to the statislii iau of the .
department of agriculture from the regu
iar aud special correspondents, supple
mented by representatives of special field
agents, show the acreage, production and
value of the principal farm products of
1902. The report includes til' sections of
the United States, except Alaska and the
Islands, and ia as follows:
Corn—Average acres, 94.043,613; pro
duction, 2,523,648,312 bushels; farm value
December 1, 1902, $1,107,017,349.
Winter wheat—Average acres, 29,581,
426; production, 411,788,663 bushels; farm
value December 1, 1902, $266.727,475.
Spriug whrat—Average acres, 17,620.
998; production, 258,274,342 bushels; farm
Oats—Acres, 28653,144; production,
987,842,712 bushels; farm value Decent!» r
Barley—Average acres, 9,661,063; pro
duction, 134,954.023 bushels; farm value
December 1, 1902, $61,898,634. -
Rye—Average acres, 1,978,548; produc
tion. 33.630,592 bushels; farm value
December 1, 1902, $134.111,436
Hay—Average acres. 39,825,227; pro
duction 59.857,576 tons; farm value De
cember i, 1902, $542,036,364.
William J. Tabor and Miss Bessie
Church were united in marriage at the
Methodist parsonage at Whitcomb
Place in this city, Rev. John R. Gregory
officiating. Both are well known young
people of Lewiston. The groom has
leased the Wstson ranch in Tammany
where they will be at home.
Results of Land Saks.
C. B. Steunenberg arrived home yes
terday from northern Idaho where he
conducted three timber «ales for the state
land board. The proceeds of the sales
were $20,280 in Latah county; $38,872.50
in Shoshone county and $127.365 in
Kootenai. The timber consisting of a
body of while and yellow pine and red
fir, ia along the St, Maries river, in the
three counties, and the aggregate of 138,
175,000 feet, consisting mostly of white
pine, was sold. v The white pine brought
the state $1 50 per 1000 feet, and the yel
low pine and red fir 75 cent*.
The purchaser was F. A. Blackwell,
who represente the William Howard Land
and Lumber company of Coeur d'Alene.
The sale netted the state the highest
price yet received fur timber and is con
sidered a very satisfactory disposal of a
portion of the state'* big holdings.—Cap
R ebbed the Posteffkc.
A smooth stranger visited the town of
Juliaetta, Monday evening and just as the
darkness of early evening settled over the
Potlatch canyon, Postmaster Marsh went
to his home for dinner. This gave the
stranger an opportunity to open a window
and enter the Marah drug store where the
postoffice was located. It did not require
many minutes for the stranger to gather
up all the loose .-hange in sight, amount
ing in all to $220. Part of this was gov
ernment funds. While the stranger was
at work, s Miss Cable who passed by,
discovered him in the building and in
formed Ben Penland. Ben ran over to
the place and saw the stranger emerging
from the window. He was not armed
but grappled. with the stranger who
proved too strong far him, end escaped in
the darknees. Penland, hbwevet
cured a good description of hup, 1
mask was worn. No firearms or otbar
weapons were used by the stranger.
Postmaster Marsh wired the inspector at
Spokane who came doom the following
day and made an investigation. He waa
joined by Sheriff Collins and one or two
other officer« and a search was made cov
ering all tha territory to Lewiaton.,
All day Tuesday a mysterious stranger
bung about Lewiston. He ate regularly
and purchased new clothing. His action*
at the Vollmer store caused suspicion to
rest upon him. He wss in a hurry; be
had the money and didn't cam for either
style or fit; had no room; cast his old
clothes off in the river bottom end pat on
the new. Attired in his new sait ha
came to tbs city again and had his mauls,
then dropped out of sight and the chances
are be will not be heard of again.
The first marriage ttevnae of_the veer
«vas issued this morning to Jams*. Miles,
of Upsni and Mpry Penny, of Kooekia.
I New arrivals:
Our "Crown Priucegs'* Canned
Goods are he-e. Thera goode
are the beet ia the market for
fine featily tsade, shipped direct from New York packing haute- We
are uric agents fer the uuted Crowned P ri nc ea e Canoed Goods. PUaae
give the« a trial. We hate them in corn, beaus, t oaaa t o s a. peso, euc
eateph, peaches, jams, mince meat, pine apple.
MONEY IN THE CASH BOX
Prosperity la Idaho Measured by Condition
in the Stete Treasury— Nearly $750,000 to
Turn over to the New Treasurer.
Properity in Idaho is no idle dream
and the solid substance of it is in evi
dence at the vaults of the state treasurers'
office. The state's strong box contains
in cash and securities nearlv three quar
ters of a million dollars by the balance
just struck by the outgoing deputy treas
urer and the l>ooks cash and securities
will be turned over to H. N. Coffin, the
incoming state treasurer, next Monday. ,
Commenting on the transfer the Boise
Charles Poindexter, deputy Stute
treasurer, has been busily engaged get
ting everything in readiness to turn the
state treasurer's office over to his sue
ceasor. The liooks have been balance«)
aud everything now is ready for the
transfer, which is to Ite made Monday.
The new treasurer, H. N Coffin of
this city, fulfilled the requirements of the
law yesterday hv filing a bond in th'*
sum of $65,000 for the faithful perform
ance of his duties. The bond was fur
nished by the United States Fidelity &
Casualty company of Maryland and was
approved by Governor Hunt.
The sum of money t«» he turned over
to the new treasurer will reach nearly
three quarters of a million dollars. There
will be $175,000 in investment warrants,
with nearly $600,000 in cash. This large
cash fund is the result of timber sales
chiefly, but does not include any part of
recent sale, which will bring in nearly
$200,000. The uninvested school fund
amounts to about $150,000.
"Two yean ago the balance on hand
turned over to the new treasurer amount
ed $130,980.73, and this was largely in
excess of the balance of the previous two
"Fred M. Coleman of Moacow, whom
Mr. Coffin will install as depnty, has
been In the office several days famil
iarizing himself with the books and
system of keeping accounts. Mr. Cole
man ia well known in Boise, he having
worked here five years ago for George
Didn't Want It far LH».
One of the officials of this connty who
will retire next month is Probate Judge
Thoe. S. Hart. The record he has mad«
forms a part of the history of Boise
connty, and it is a record that few, if any,
county officials of lilaho can equal.
Judge Hart baa been in office twenty two
years, having filled eleven terms as pro
bate judge. He was elected to his first
term in 1876, and bas been defeated opjjy
once, B. L Warriner being the success
ful candidate. The number of times he
has been honored by his fellow citizens,
and the (act that he was retired by them,
he having positively refused to become s
candinate last fall, is something to be
proud of, but it is the record made, more
than the length of time hé hasse, ved,
that deserves especial mention. He has
been reversed by the District Court in s
few of the very many cases that came
before him, but in every instance be has
been sustained by the Supreme Court,
in the state reversed one or his decisions.
Can any one who has served ss probate
judge in Idaho show such an unaroken
re offl for so long a time ? The people
have honored him for twenty-two years,
and in return he has been an honor to
the connty; to honora have been even
and mutual.—Idaho World.
Onr taautre lathe feel—
W» cloth* Him tria and Mat—
For the ball room, hoaaa or strict
Aa4 ow Block la nuits coastal*
Shota of suav kinds of l ea t h e r.
Made to suit the changing weethnr;
■altt a»oa a sure foundation.
Hontet goods our reputation.
THE SHOE MAN