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The Lewiston Teller.
TWICE A WEEK
LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1903
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selected for use
in the streams of
ee our assortment
Extracts from o«r
dimities, lawns, nainsooks, fancy
stripes, Swiss, doited, mulls
corded lawns. Satin striped
lawns and checked nainsooks,
good value at 15c to 20c yard.
Our white goods sale 11.
500 yards fancy white goods,
values up to 30c yard. Piques,
lawns, dimities, fancy stripes,
mercerized effects, corded lawns
and many other novelties of this
season's buy. They all
go this sale at a yard.....
We are showing the finest line
of these garments ever shown in
the city. All nice fresh new
goods. Have them in muslin,
cambric, linen lawn, witli fine
val lace insertion drawn with
silk ribbon also tucked yokes
and fancy embroidered
1-3 off rcg. price
Six different style* of table
damask showing, and if you
don't think they look better
than pure linen at $2 00 per
yard, we are mistaken.
For our June special /O
per yard................ ÖÖC
Sixty inch Turkey red damask,
made to sell tor 40 cents.
Owing to an extremely good
buy we are now in a better
position to put this in our
June special ............ 19c
A great assortment of beautiful
gowns. They come in plain, also
fancy with embroidered yokes,
lace and insertion trimmings
drawn with silk ribbon and
ruffl'd. Regular prices from
75c garment up to $5 00. For
1-3 off reg. price
CAR JUST RECEIVED
CHURNS, JUGS, FLOWER POTS
BEAN POTS, PRESERVE JARS,
AND MILK CROCKS.
WHOLESALE ORDERS SOLIC
ITED AT FACRORY PRICES
FREIGHT ALLOWANCE MADE
ON HUNDRED GALLON SHIP
MENTS j* j* j* j*
J O. VASSAR, F. B. WILLIS,
Manager. Sec'y and Treasurer
Furniture and Undertaking Co.
Wholesale and Retail
MOULDING, FRAMING tad
MATTINO are made a apec*
Odd Fellows' Building
DISTRICT COURT CONVENES
Judge Steele Takes Up Unfinished Business —
There Will Be a Ten Day's Session This Time
— Important Case on Today.
Judge Steele and stenographer Hodges
came down from Moscow Suuday and
began an extra session of the district
court Monday morning for the purpose
of closing up the business of the spring
term. There will be a ten day's session
and in spite of warm weather Judge
Steele expects to clear the docket.
Yesterday after reading the docket and
setting the cases for trial the court took
up the case of Miss Lottie Stephens vs.
Mrs. Kate Deeds. This is a case
involving the possession of the Grand
hotel. Miss Stephens sets up as her
cause of action, the fact that she was
prevented front enjoying a lease she hebt
up on the property and the defense is
made along the line that there was not a
sufficient contract between the parties to
sustain a lease. The plaintiff presented
its case one year ago an ! Judge Steele
sustained a motion to non-suit. The case
was appealed to the supreme court and
remanded back for trial in the circuit
court on its merits and the judge is now
hearing it. Miss Stephens was placed
on the stand early yesterday and kept
there almost all day today. S. G. Isaman
is representing Mrs. Deeds as she is
living in California. Attorney I. N.
Smith is representing the plaintiff and
Attorneys McFarland & McFarland is
defending the suit.
As soon as the session of court is over
Judge Steel will go to the mountains for
recreation during the hot weather.
County attorney Miles S Johnson will
spend his vacation on the coast.
Charlotte Cary Can Marry.
In the probate court Saturday after
noon there was an interesting case. A
jury of six citizens sat to hear the
evidence pro and con in regard to
whether or not Charlotte Cary knew
enough to attend to her own business.
The lady is a pioneer here and has con
siderable money. It appears that she
sold her city property for $7000 and
bought the Baum property on C street
for $ 35 °° and with the remainder went
to Spokane and purchased rings and
other finery and had a good time. While
there, although she is an old lady, it is
said she became infatuated with a young
man who, the applicauts for the appoint
ment of a guardian, allege is an ad
Upon her return to Lewiston Father
Post applied to Probate Judge Reese to
have a guardiau appointed. The appli
cation was granted and George Rester
was named as guardian. It was for the
purpose of setting this action aside that
this action was brought. The jury de
cided that Miss Cary is able to take care
of herself and gave a verdict iu her favor.
Attorney McDonald appeared for the
guardiau and Attorneys Anderson and
Needham for the ward. Attorney Me
Douald moved a 15 days stay of execu
tion. This motion will he heard today
aud the matter settled
Baseball (lames on the Hill.
Clarkston hall team played a game of
ball at Colton Sunday which resulted tn
a victory for the home team. The score
was to to 5. Clarkston defeated Colton
at Clarkston two weeks ago. Guy Wil
son pitched for Clarkston and did ef
fective work but was not supported by
A game also took place at Uniontown
between the Woodmen of the World and
Foresters. The Woodmen of the World
succeeded in carrying off _the victory.
The game developed some professional
playing from non-professional players.
Clarkston Board Chooses Teachers.
Saturday evening the Clarkston school
board announced their selection of
teachers for the coming year.
Prof. Otis Rsndall of the faculty of the
State Normal is named as superintendent
and Lovd H. Smith of the east is princi
pal. Grade teachers are Miss Kate
Oegg, Miss Jessie Havernick, Miss
Jeanette Long, Miss Beartha Cox, Miss
M. R. Olney, Miss Maud Titch, Miss M.
Hill, Miss Laura Allen and Mrs. A.
Clyde. This is a strong corps of teachers
anti an able man is at their head.
Back to Lewiston After Six Years.
W. J. Aikin and family, of Columbia,
Tenu., armed here Sunday evening after
an absence of six years from Lewiston.
Many friends will be glad to know of
their .'oming as they made their home in
Tammany six years ago. Mr. Aikin
and his brother Oscar Aiktu expect to
prospect on Segal creek near Pierce City
Minister Will Attend Association.
Rev. Guernsey of the Baptist church
will leave the latter part of the week for
Diamond, Wash., where he will attend a
meeting of the pastors association of the
Baptist church. This association in
cludes about ten of the churches of east
ern Washington and northern Idaho.
IMNAHA BOILERS ARE HERE
Will Be Installed in Ten Days —Service Then
Inaugurated between Lewiston and Pitts
The txiilers for the steamer Itnuaha ar
rive Suuday night anil yesterday they
were put aboard the boat when, a corps
of competent engineers are now at work
installing them. The Steamer Imnaha
has been completed for several weeks
ready for the boilers. There has been
a delay in this because the original plans
were changed. J. C. Campbell, who will
have charge of the boat as chief engineer,
drew new designs for the boilers after he
had examined the conditions here anil
he went east to the factory and changed
the original plans. The boilers wete
constructed bv W. J. Salberg & Son at
Lacrosse, Wis. The shell is al>out 60
inches iu diameter and has 178 2'i inch
flues 13 feet long. It is tested to a pres
sure of 225 pounds to the square inch.
No time will be lost iu installing the
boiler and the company will begin the
navigation of up >er Snake river plying
between Lewiston and Pittsburg Land
ing. The Steamer Imnaha is built and
owned by the Lewiston & Southern
Navigation Co. It is built primarily to
assist the company in the operation of
their uiiniug and smeltiug business at
the Eureka mines at the mouth of
Imnaha. At that point the Flureka
Mining & Smelting company expect to
build and operate a smelting plant.
Over 20 carloads of the smelter ma
chinery are in the company 's warehouses
here in Lewiston awaiting transporta
tion. But while built primarily to serve
private interests the Imnaha will do a
general transportion business between
this city and up-river points making
Pittsburg landing the upper termiuus of
its run. The traffic to be developed on
the upper river from indications will tax
the capacity of the new boat and the
opening up of the trade with this point
will prove a great factor for Lewiston's
Will Be No Cut In Wages.
Some time ago the report was circulated
stating that the cost ot building material
had caused a lull in the building industry
Here, and that last Saturday night the
local labor unions would receive notice
that the mill hand's wages would be
lowered from $2.50 to $2.00 per day.
When The TELLER representative called
upon the officers of the union today he
found that they had received no such
notice. Had this noiice been given it
would have undoubtedly caused trouble
in the city as the laborers are well
organized and they would have undoubt
edly stood together. However, the pre
sent condition shows that the building
prospects look bright and there will be
Construction of Lenorc Tramway Begun
G. W. B.tshor of Summit, manager of
the Leuore tramway, came in from his
borne at Gifford this morning to look
after bis tramway business. II« stated
that teams were at work hauling lumlter
anil timber for the tram from Craig's
mouutain. This work is being rushed on
account of the bay harvest that will soou
be present among the farmers, as the
hauling must be accomplished before the
teams are busy. The tramway has been
ordered now almost a mouth, and it
should be on the grounds, but nothing
has been heard from it. The people have
another illustration of how our manufac
tories are busy tn the east.
By Mark Twain.
Are womeu veracious witnesses on the
stand ? A good deal depeuds upon the
stand as well as upon the woman. Some
women are liorn veracious, some a hieve
veraciowfuess at Smith and Vassar, for
instance, aud others have veraciousuess
thrust upon them.
All these are fortunate or unfortunate,
according to the point of view. Is that
non-committal enough ? For I am too
old and too wise to commit myself on
such a delicate subject. Silence is most
becoming to mein matters of this kind,
where discretion is the better part of
Died of Heart Failure.
R. Cudney who has been engaged iu
the work of his profession as veterinary
surgeon for some months here, died of
heart disease Saturday evening in a bus
at the Lewiston Dray company's office
A few minutes before he came ioto the
stable and securing a paper climbed into
the bus seat and began to read. Soon
after taking bis position he was attacked
by palpitation of the heart aod passer]
away. It is reported that the deceased
has a son living at Colfax.
County Superintendent Visit« Schools
Miss Bernice McCoy, county school
superintendent, left this morning to visit
the country schools now in session.
There are about thirty at work in the
mountain districts. She will return next
STATUS OF WATER PROBLEM
Another Pump Installed—Repairs for the Old
One Enroute— Water Carts Touring the
The pumu brought down from Salem
Bar Friday has been installed at Small &
Finery's mill and l»egan pumping about
6 o'clock yesterday evening. The watei
is forced directly into the mains and the
situation as far as the lower town is con
cerned is considerably relieved. The
new pump throws alioul 20,000 gallons
per hour. After a steady run ot eight
hours it was shut dowu at 5 o'clock this
morning for a general overhauling. Not
having been in service this season it is
naturally not up to its capacity, is work
ing belter since the repairs made this
The puuip at the station has about ex
hausted its usefulness. It will no longer
lift water to the hill district and a supply
for domestic purposes is being delivered
by the sprinkling carts. Repairs for the
old pump have been expected since Sun
day. A bill of lading was received
yesterday and the shipment will pro
bably arrive today. The repairs consist
of new packing for the cylinder head and
new valves and valve seats. Everything
is iu readiness to close down the pump
and install the new parts when they
arrive. This done, the old pump will tie
practically as effective as ever aud with
the two pumps going the question ot
water supply will be greatly relieved.
The full needs of the city will not lie met
but all distress will be averted,and irriga
tion in a measure can be resumed.
Bids for Optra House Opened.
Bids for the constructson of the Temple
Opera bouse were opened at a meeting of
the directors held at the Lewiston Na
tional Bauk last night. A comparison
of the hi Is shows that the completed
building as planned will cost nearly $60,
000 this is $10,000 in excess of the fund
set aside for the construction. The
architect, J. K. Dow, is present before
the board aud it is his opinion that the
plans cannot be altered materially nor
the building constructed at less cost and
meet the requirements of the specifica
tions to provide an opera house, club
100ms aud lodge rooms.
The following bids were submitted for
the construction of the building:
Harry Madgwick, Lewiston, $32,1000
without heatii g or plumbing
P. L. Peterson, Spokane, $52,461 with
out heating or plumbing
Hasty & Dougan, Spokane, $57,780
without heatiug or plumbing.
Fred Pbair, Spokane, $60,940 building
D. B. Foteringliaui, Spokane, $57,150
without beating and plumbing.
Fourth of July at Winchester.
A patriotic celebration and old settlers'
picnic will take place at Winchester on
the fourth of July. Hoise racing and
spoits of all kiuds are promised. Rally
day talks of pioneers will be a specialty.
The following compose the committees
who are working hard for a grand success:
Music Committee—Mrs. A Kaline,
Mrs. Charles Miller, Misses Grace and
Leon Warreu, Mm. John Schueberger
and Mrs Claud Warren. Reception com
mittee—J. M, Tabor, Victor Fitzgereld,
J. T. Burns, D. H Gwinn, Frank Wilsey,
John Shuss, W. E. Risher, A. B. Hezel
tiue and Johu J. Shick. Committee on
races—Joseph Fare, Benjamin King,
Everett King and Carl Emerson.
Patrons Can Secure Mail Sunday.
Postmaster Chaptnau desires to inform
the public that the patrons who receive
their mail by carriers 011 week day can
have the same delivered to them on Sun
day at the post office The carriers do
not deliver mail to the houses on Suuday
but are in service after the arrival of the
mail in the afternoon at the postoffice
and will serve the public for the period
of an hour after the mail is distributed.
Therefore, those on the free delivery list
who desire their mail ou Sunday should
call at the D stieet entrance to the post
office, where the carriers will serve them.
Cclabratiaa at Woadsidc.
There will be a grand celebration at
Woodside the fourth of July, when they
will open their large hall. In the even
ing there will be a ball. Horae racing,
broncho riding, jumping and all kinds of
good racing. Handsome prizes given.
The games will close with a tug of-war
between the bachelors and married men.
Harbold's ferris wheel will be one of the
Marriage License Issued.
Auditor James Lydon has issued
license to the following c uples: George
Minden and Miss Mabel M. Updike both
of Gifford. Wui. M. Garrel 1 of Genesee
and Misa Bessie Eastwood of Nez perce.
F. G. Wellman and Mias Eula Ward
both of Lewiston. Cornell M. Black
burn and Mias Addie King both Teakean
CLOUD BURST AT HEPPNER
Loss of Life Placed at 300- Wall of Water
400 feet Wide and 20 feel Deep Sweep*
Over the Town.
The town of Heppner, Oregon, was
practically wiped out Sunday evening by
a cloud burst which swept down Willow
creek carrying death and destruction to
the inhabitants. The most reliable re
ports place the number of dead at 300
aud the loss of property will reach $500.
000. The storm came on without warn
ing about 5:30 Sunday evening. A cloud
burst struck fairly in the canyon of
Willow creek six miles above the town
and without warning a wall of water 400
feet wide aud 20 feet deep swept do vn
the valley carrying before it wreck and
ruin. The people were many of them at
their evening meal and did not have
time to get out of their buildings, and
were swept to death iu the debris. Those
on the streets push madly to the hills
and watched the awlul catastrophe that
followed as the flood bore its victims
away. From the time the flood came till
it went was aUmt two hours, then came
the collecting of the dead amid scenes
that are indescribable. Fathers, mothers,
husbands, wives, childreu and babes
were identified l>y the Irautic and grief
strickeu survivors as the rescuing party
continued its work aud brought in the
bodies. The dead are now being buried
as fast as thev are identified Over 100
bodies have been buried and the total
loss of life is now placed at 300.
Hepner is the county seat of Morrow
county. The town had a population of
1500. Half the improvements were
swept away and i. is estimated that the
damage done to property alon>* will ex
Prospects of Good Overflow.
Word comes of Tammany that John
Nelson's artesian well has reached a depth
of two hundred feet with standing water
of ninety feet. There are bright pro
spects of a good over-flowing well. This
well is being sunk by the Dowd Bros,
with their large drilling machine. It is
located in the Dowd Bros, artesian basiu
from which there are a number of fine
overflowing fountains issuing. This pro
mises to be the fourth. When the ques
tion of water came up in Lewiston a
number of people thought that it would
be a wise plan to lay a pipe line from
this basin to the city for the purpose of
furnishing water to residents. Others
thought the supply would be limited and
the project fell through. The present
supply shows, however, that there should
have been no fear from such source as
there is an uulimited supply aud some
are talking of piping the surplus water
from the wells to the second bench above
Lewiston to irrigate orchards that they
At the home ot the bride's parents 011
Idaho street Suintai at 4 o'clock in the
evening Miss Eula Waul aud Mr. Frank
Wellman were united iu marriage.
Miss Ward is one ot Lewistous most
popular young ladies, she is a graduate
of the Lewiston Normal. Mr. Wellman
was formerly of Davenpoit, Iowa. He
is freight clerk at the Northern Pacific
depot. Rev. John R. Gregory of the
Methodist church performed the cere
monies The home was tastefully dec
orated with banks of flowers. The
couple left yesterday afternoon for a
wedding trip up the Clearwater.
A June Wedding.
Miss Bertha M. Slater of London aud
Mr. Lewis G. Warrell were united in
marriage in this city yesterday. The
bride is a well known and esteemed
young ladv of London and the gloom is
a prosperous young business man of Nez
perce. They will make their home in
Calf Strap Ties
Are the neatest and
ever shown in
The Shoe Man
Sole agents for Walk
Over Shoes foe men