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TUESDAY TWICE A WEEK FRIDAY Volume 27 LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1903 Number 36 , A Y y y w v w y vw yy yy ^ yywww AGENTS FOR Spaulding's Base Ball Goods 1 Everything at Eastern prices DENT and BUTLER. SPECIAL Men's Balbriggan Underwear Flesh color and natural peeler Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers —shirts finished in twin middle seams, pearl button; drawers double seat, extra value. 48c THE GARMENT SPECIAL Ladies' Fancy Neckwear Twenty styles in stock, and Postillion Collars with fsucy tabs, embroidered and hem stitched, trimmed with small pearl buttons; white, tan and colored. 25c EACH SPECIAL Ladies' Satteen Petticoats Dozens of extra fine Sateen Underskirts, plain or pin dots. Every seam double stitched, extra full, with deep flounce; regular $1.75 to $2 value. Special 1 ''lO YOUR CHOICE .............. V 1 «^0 HURD REFRIGERATORS We received a shipment of 43, Some in White Enamel Finish Prices $ 12 to $50 Come in and see them We have the White Mountain Freezers McGQvery & Thompson a «' < rViVrV. W»VrtrtYAWAV W»V«Vr»VW«V«V« WiWin W»WrrV WiVWW VIM NMM, I J O. VASSAK, F. B. WILLIS, Manager. LEWISTON Sec'y and Treasurer Furniture and Undertaking Co. Wholesale and Retail Coffins, Caskets, Robes, Embalming M0ULDIN0, FRAM1N0 and MATTING are mad* a spec ially ........... Fhone 153 Odd Fellows* Building. REDMEN'S CARNIVAL OPENS A Parade Start» the Amusement» of the Week —Mis» Mounce it Crowned Queen With Pilling Ceremonies. In a blaze of regal splendor Miss Mounce was crowned queen of the Red men's carnival and the domain of Wash ington at nine o'clock last evening by grand chief J. M. Hill of Walla Walla. The royal procession arrived at the grounds in carnages a few minutes be fore nine, and Grand Chief Hill an nounced the throne to be in readiness for the ceremonies and the Herald John E. Akins told of the Queen's coming. An escort of picked men from Co G I. N. G. led the way to the throne room. Flower girls strewed roses in her lady ship's pathway. Then came the queen dressed in pure white and robed in royal purple. Two pages assisted with the trail of her long flowing gown. The attendants to the queen followed. The stately procession was loudly applauded. With a few choice words Grand Chief Hill placed the crown on the handsome queen's brow, and led her to the throne. The girls laid flowers at her feet and the IUrald read her first proclamation. A reception was given in the throue room and many friends expressed congratula; tions. At two o'clock yesterday afternoon under the directions of Marshals of the day, H. IÎ. Smith and J. W. Mather, the Redmen's carnival procession started from the Oddfellow's hall. At the head of the column was Charles Mix and George Overfield in full chief dress. Then came City Marshal Masters and a platoon of police. Mayor Skinner and the city council came in carriages. Then the queen and her flower girls followed in a carriage with her attendants. After those were the Artisan lodge, the degree team of the Woodman of the World and the improved order of Rednien. The Fraternal Union of America had a float. Capt. Gordon's auto car was decorated with led and white roses and carried a crowd of merry girls from the Acadamy of Visitation. The Lewiston Bakery was represented with a float. The Taylor family sang songs tor the occas'on. The parade entered the grounds and proceed to the grand stand where Grand Chief J. M. Hill presided over the dedica tory ceremonies. Mayor Skinner, in a neat speech, presented to hospitality of the city to the guests and a response iu behalf of the lodges was made by Judge R. S. Anderson. The carnival grounds have been taste fully decorated in the colors of the lodge. From the Main street entrance the Wig wams of the tribe first greet the eye, and on either side the Midway extending to the north end ol the grounds the mer chants have arianged booths filled with their wares. The grand stand is in the left wing 011 D street, here a stage has Ittfeii erected and there the queen was crowned. The stage and band stand are covered with a canopied rrof and a free vauiliville show gives a confinons per formance each afternoon and evening. Every variety of entertainment is crowd ed into the fair grounds and everywhere last evening the grounds were thronged with merry makers. The fair will con tinue throughout the week. Wednesday is Redmeu's day and hundreds of Mem hers ol that order from neighboring cities will lie present. With (he Bind Today. The Lewiston band will give two con certs today on the sire t Fair grounds. AKTKRNOON 2PM March, "Tenth Regiment"..............Hall Overture, "Golden Crescent"........Miller Waltz, "Symphia"................. Holzman Medley, "All to the Good"................. ..............................Arranged by Byer March, "The Nation's Pride"................. EVENING PROGRAM. Medley, "Something Doing"............. ...............................'Arranged by Byer Waltz, "Calanthe"................ Holzman Cornet solo, "The Ratcharmer's Song" ................................Ad. Neuendorf! Selection, "The Prince of Pilsen" ...... ...........................Arranged by Fulton March, "Blaze Away"............„Holzman McCall Ferry Change* Hand*. MYRTLE. June i.—Nelse McCall and Thomas Troyinan have sold the McCall feriy on Clearwater to Jack Zumwalt. Mr. Zumwalt has also purchased Dock Runner's homestead near the south ferry landing and expects to run a fruit and vegetable farm. The ferry was sold for a consideration of $2000. The papers will be drawn in Lewiston today and all of the parties are in the city. Frank Hart is visiting in Spalding and Lewiston. The Cottouwod hall team will goto Gifford Friday to meet the Melrose team. On Saturday the Gifford hall team will play the winners of the first game. Jack_0'Keefe came down from Asotin Saturday to meet his sister and her hus band, Mr. and Mrs. N. Owen of Colorado It had been thirty one years since the brother and sister had met. They will visit here during the summer. BACK FROM CALIFORNIA] John McKisiick and L. L Haynes Were Displeased with (he Prospects in Southern California Desert. Much interest is expressed by the peo ple of this section in the irrigation schemes of the west, and especially since the purchase made by some of our citi zens of land near Empire in tue southern part of California, has attention been drawn there. Some time ago John Mc Kissick returned from that section and L. L. Haynes came back Monday from an extended trip over the desert. Both men say that they cannot see anything in the project for speculation or home making. For the benefit of those who contemplate making a trip to that would* be-haven-of-rest Mr. McKissick talked about the conditions there. "I do not see," says Mr. ' McKissick, "anything that would draw capital either for the purpose of speculation or for building homes in that country. We left San Francisco and by a long journey over the Central Facific found ourselves six hundred miles south of the Golden Gate and two hundred miles south of Los Angeles next to the Mexican line iu a hot dry desert. From the car window can be seen, as you pass through the desert, large beautiful lakes surrounded by green forests and when you leave the car at Empire you are grabbed by a smooth tongued real estate man, a mem ber of the Empire irrigation company, and taken out to see country. As yon drive across a flat, barren stretch of couutry your lakes disappear and the forests shrink to sparse but large speci mens of greese wood and one finds that the rolling waves of heat have given him perfect optical illusion of the mirage phenomina. Where the large ditch that the com pany has dug enters the desert the land is just at sea level but it slopes away to the west until the north end is two hundred and fifty six feet below sea level. On the east 's a range of mount ains and parallel on the west runs a high range of barren hills that act as a re flector to the rays of a torrid sun on the hot sands of a desert. At Empire is a salt works and the raw salt is gathered from the surface of the ground where the ocean has evaporated and left it oystal ized. From the main irrigation ditch run small ditches to all parts of the seven hundred thousand ncres of country owned by the company. The surface is ashey and no rock is present to obstruct excavation. This is accomplished with a steam shovel. The land can he home steaded or bought for $1 25 per acre un 1er the desert land act. Water rights cost from $15 to $20 per acre. Resides this the owner must build ridges around his land at a cost of about $4 00 per acre. The irrigation is done by flooding. The water is simply unbearable being a mixture of alkali, salt and herbs of that section. At Empire is a distillery to fur nish water for the town and 1 very farmer would be compelled to build a distillery for his private use as the water cannot lie purified by filleting. Fall grains grow abundantly but spring crops are a failure. Fruits cai not be raised on account Of the extreme heat and peculiar soil. While there I saw a hand of 200 head of cattle aud they looked like skeletons It would he simply torture to lake stock there. A peculiar condition of climate exists. At times in the year the ground freezes but the average temperature is 1 15 degrees above zero. It was in the cool portion of the year that Mr. Filter secured his laud and he is already tired of his bargain. There are a number of Mexican Indians 011 the deseit who build their homes of adolie; they are almost black. White people who have settled there have taken on a browu color equal to that of a greezer. The Empire irriga tion company is composed of a number of Adventurers that were laying around Los Angeles two years ago. They had a partner to come from Australia with a sack of money and on his credit sold watered stock for the purpose of buying office space. There headquarters are at the head of the ditch at Punia, Mexico, and they hold large tracts of unirrigated land adjacent to their ditch in Mexico. The ditch runs 30 miles in Mexico before it euters the Uuited States. There is nothing whatever that I can see that would prevent them from drawing stakes as soon as the harvest is over iu the Empire desert and turning their water onto Mexican soil, leaving the poor laud owners to hold the Sack after the snipes have fled. Mr. McKissick visited with Dr Gill and Adrian Sweet while in Los Angeles. He found Col. Danford prosperous as attorney for the Empire company. Boys for Chemawa. Lapwai, June i, (Special.)—Agent C. T. McArthur has telurned from a visit to Chemawa, Oregou, where he took. tw>i Nez Perce Indian boys to put in the gov ernment schools at that place, The names of the boys lie entered in the school are Joseph Hill and James Ben jatnin. They are intelligent boys and much is expected of them. STORM SWEPT LAWYERS CANYON Nez Perch, June 2 (Special)—A cloud burst on Lawyer's Canyon last evening about 5 o'clock resulted in the loss of two lives and the wrecking of two homes Juo. Dempsey and his sister were both killed and their home smashed by the rocks and debris. Mrs. Wm. F. Sears loses her house and all the contents. The storm began about 4 p.111. A torrent of hail and rain fell till the ground was covered by about a foot slush. Mrs. Sears who describes the scene says she became alarmed and started to a neighbors, above on the canyon. She took her hoy on her back and waded to the house above and had hardly reached there when she heard the roaring of the flood and saw a wall of water 10 feet high aud 75 feet wide sweep her home down the cauyon. It passed on and below struck the home of Juo. Dempsy. The Dempsy's father two children aud a s'ster heard the storm and took to the hill side. The father and sister re turned for some valuables and were swept doui in the flood. At five o'clock this morning the man's body was found a half mile below the house hanging iu a tree, the clothing was all stripped from it and the body frighfully bruised. The young womens body was found in a clump of bushes farther down. It was also badly bruised. The bodies were taken to the hills above the canyon this morning. Both houses were completely smashed by the rocks and debris of the flood. Mrs. Sears occupies the first house down the canyon a distance of about four and one half mi es from Nezperce. She tells a good story of a wild scramble up the hillsides wading through the slippery slush of the hail aud hanging by the brushes over the roaring floed below. Mr. Dempsy and his sister reached a place of safety ouee aud returned to the house under protest from the children who feared to be left alone. The father wanted some valu able papers aud the sister wanted some things from her trunk. The boy saw his father swept from him and dis appear in the flood and the debris it carried down the cauyon. EARLY MORNING WEDDING J. E. Kincaid and Miss Maud Wildenthalcr to be Married at 6 a. m. Tomorrow at Bride's Home. Tomorrow morning at 6 a. m. Joseph E. Kincaid will lie united in marriage with Miss Maud E- Wildenthaler at the home of the tyride's parent on east Main street. The Rev. Er 1*. Giboney of the F'irst Presbyterian church-will officiate. The wedding will be a quiet home affair witli only the immediate relatives o' the contracting parties- and Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Kjos as giu-sts. Immediately alter the ceremouy the young couple wdl tic driven to the Noith ern Pacific station, where they will take tile train for a bridal tom extending to Seattle and Victoria, B. C. They will lie absent todays. Returning they wi I lie at home to their many friends after July 15 iu a handsome cottage erected by Mr. Kincaid on McGrane's hilltop addition. Mr. Kincaid is one among the bright business men in the state—a man of ex emplary life and habits. For nine years lie has been in the employ of Mr O. A. Kjos iu the d y goods trade His friends are legion. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Wildenthaler. pioneer citizens of Lewiston For several years she has beeil actively engaged in the manage ment of the extensive grocery and bakery business of her father. A charming lady with a host of friends who will heartily unite iu wishing a long, happy aud pros petous life for both. Blue Front Changed Hands. Monday morning Fred Farmer, the popular proprietor of the Blue Front con fectionary store, turned over possession of his store to Harry Kries, recently of the Mercantile company, and J. I. Crutcher of Boise City. The new owners will continue to please their customers as Mr. Farmer haedone. Mr. Farmer will continue to reside Were. Handle Wool Clip. The O. R. & N. announce that the steamer Lewiston will make two trips this week to upper points after cargoes ol wool. Tomorrow the Lewiston will take 125,000 pounds of wool from Asotin ami on Friday morning will take 100,ox> pounds from the mouth of Billy creek The Lewiston is still the only berat run ning on the Snake river. ttfttttttttff t f fftttttttf I We sell everything good to eat t New York Full Cream Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Gromartz Bloaters, French Peas, French Mushrooms, Russian Caviar, French •£• Sardines, Flaked Hominy, Special Herring Lewiston Bakery and Grocery «|» WILDENTHALER & POWELI , From ■ a. .», «. «- »- a- -a-.a- a- »- »- .m- .m. m- m. m - m. TTTYTTT TTTTTT TTTTttTTTt KAMIAH BRIDGE WASHED OUT Soon after the Morning Passenger Train Passed over the Kamiah Bridge It Wat Taken from Its Piers. Word was received here from Kamiah today that the railroad bridge on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater river left its piers a'nd floated down the river. For some days the warm weather has been melting snow in the mountains and raising the waters of both rivers. This morning the Clearwater raised 18 inches in six hours and now stands 12 feet 6 in ches above low water mark. The Snake river has been raising at the rate of two inches per hour for the last 24 hours making a total raise of 48 inches. It is 16 feel 1 inch above low water mark. Tile Clearwater height is above Kauilah ami the Clearwater passenger will go as far as the bridge tonight and transfer the passengers and mail to the freight over the Kamiah ferry. M. L Goldsmith is in the city today from Spalding. While lifting a sack of sugar yesterday his hack gave way and it has .iff cted him almost like a paralytic stroke r »VWWWV. V » WWW Lacker Calf Strap Ties 1 Arc the neatest and sweilest OXFORDS ever shown in Lewiston HASTINGS I The Shoe Man Sole agents for Walk Over Shoes for men