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TUESDAY TWieE Ä WEEK FRIDAY Volume 27 LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1903 Number 39 , T ^u»rrrr ----------- — Here we are again j with everything to \ make the boys and girls happy on the Fourth of July Nothing like our five«cent cracker ever sold before We have everything you need. Just see our windows. Dent & Butler 319 Main Street V a A /WWI 1V1 1* 1 * * * 1 * 1 1* 11 * 1 * *■* - 1 * i. * ii I * !*■ ~ Ladies' Muslin Underwear ONE-THIRD OFF Night Dresses A great assortment of beauti ful gowns. They come in plain also fancy with embroidered yokes, lace and insertion trim mings drawn with silk ribbon and ruffled. Regular prices from up to $5.00. For June Spe cial, one third off regular price. Chemises Very fine muslin and cambric chemises. Plain, fancy with lace and embroidered yokes and ruffled. Regular selling prices from $1.25 up to $4 The gar ment during June Special, one third off regular price. Skirts Extra fine quality cambric and linen lawn skirts with fancy and lace ruffles, also tucked and trimmed with val insertion. All sizes A beautiful assortment. Ranging in price from ft.oo up to $15 garment. This sale one third off regular price. Corset Covers 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, with fine val lace insertion drawn with silk ribbon, also tucked yokes and fancy embroidered. One third off regular price. Muslin Drawers A very fine line of muslin drawers, many kinds and all sizes. Plain and fancy with rich embroidered trimmings. Also tucked aud trimmed with fine val lace insertion, single or double ruffld. For this sale one third off regular price. Many June Specials to • how you. Will you please stop in the store when you are down town, ring us by phone or se nd us vour mail orders. Hurd Refrigerators Galvanized Steel Lining, Mineral Wool filling Try one on the Installment Plan One-third Cash. Balance $2.00 per week. Only eleven left McGilvery (8b Thompson PIANOS At the time when piano men expect quiet trade we are going to offer such bargains as will compel attention. We represent the THE SCHAEFFER. Best medium priced piano made. THE BEHR BROS., The choice of the Waldorf-Astoria • Hotel. CHANT MUSIC CO & STEINWAY, The World's Beat. KRANICH & BACH, e Piano which climate does not affect. J D. McGARY, fttPRCSKNTATlVE. m MEN INSPECT TWIN FALLS J. M Larkte, of Lcnorc, Tails of his Trip to South Idaho to Inspect the Twin falls Irri gation Proposition, he is Well Pleased. Wednesday evening J. H. I.arkee aud Jack Crab, of Lenore, returned from a trip made to South Idaho for an inspee lion ot the Twin Falls irrigation scheme, They were accompanied on their trip by Representative William Black* Mr. Larkee tells an interesting story to those who have been considering the Twin Falls irrigation proposition either as a prospective place for a home or for speculation. His party stopped at Shoshone on the Oregon Short Line and secured a livery rig to take them to the Twin Falls, some t wenty-five miles distant. A stage also carries passengers between the two points. At Twin Falls is a hotel built by Senator tpiark.of Montana, eighteen years ago, ijnd run by a Utah man. Here also is the grandest cataract in the world to the Idaho citizen and second in the world of grandeur to the mau from New York. The waters of the Snake fall over two precipices 215 feet to the rocks below. In the center is a lonely island, never Vouched by human foot. Above the falls on the north side of the river a bend in the bank makes an eddy. From a point 500 feet below a hole fifteen feet in diameter is being drilled through the solid basalt rock to this eddy. The work has reached the 300 foot level and will be finished next month. At the lowest point a wheel will be put in and the power used for making electricity to run car lines and electric lights throughout the Twin Falls Laud and Water Com pany's 271,000 acres of land. There will be a power plant developed second to none, with the exception perhaps of the one at Niagara in New York. Twenty-three miles above these falls the company's ditch leaves the river on the south side. It is a canal eighty feet wide at the bottom and 120 feet at the top and will carry a volume of water ten feet deep. The ditch will be sixty-nine miles long when it is finished. From the mouth of the ditch the country slopes gradually to the south and west. It is covered with a small growth of greesewood a little larger than that found west of Lewiston. The soil or wator contains no alkali and the climate is ccjoler than it is here. Water from the springs along the toad is warmer than thei air aud it was found to he improved by bottling and exposing it to the air. The general elevation of the country is about 3,800 feet "How is this laud obtainable?" was asked of Mr. Larkee, and he explained that the company has a tract of 271,000 acres that has been granted to them by the state under the Carey irrigation bill. Under this act the government has with drawn this land from the public domain and transferred it to the state and the stote has turned it over to this company for the purpose of irrigation aud coloniz ing. The state charges 50 cents per acre for the land and the compauy gets $20 per acre for a permanent waterright Three dollars per acre cash on making contract and $2 per acre lor six years $3 for two years and $4 for one year, with interest '.si deferred payments at 6 per cent per annum. This gives the settler ten years in which to pay for his land. A man can take 160 acres of land and his wife has the same privilege, making 320 acres, the largest tract a man and wife can hold. Bids will be opened for the land on July ist, when prospective purchasers will draw tor choice properties. This is done to prev nt a rush. The company states that it will have water op 70,000 acres next May, but the ditches will have to be banked up in so many places that our party formed the opinion that there would be little water carried by the Main ditch next year on account of the wash outs that will occur. Iu fact they all came to the conclusion that it would be three years before the country will be ready foi occupation and the values will iucrease. In fact they think it is a fine country but have some doubts of its rais iug smaller aud semi-tropical fruits as advertised, on accouut of its high altitude. If anyone should wish to inspect the country the water company bas men at Twiu Falls to show him around. One of the amusing incidents of the trip was the findiug of a Salt Lake Herald man out on the broad plains. Upon inquiry it was found that he bad been hunting for subscribers aud lost bis way. ^ __ Out from Cave Gulch Mine. Joe Walker returned Wednesday from Cave gulch; where he has a large interest in the Wondrum mine. The ledge on this property runs about thirty inches thick and carries c large amount of free milling ore. The company has a car load of ore on the dump. They bave a team of five mules at work packing it to a boat landing for the purpose of shipment when the Imnaha goes up the river. Mr. Walker will return to the camp on the Imnaha's first trip. t SHOOTING AFFRAY AT STITES ' A Jealous husband Shoots at his Wife and Murders his Babe — A Defective Cartridge Saves His Own Life Last evening after the arrival of the Lewiston train at Stites Orion Price killed his little child and wounded his wife and Ed. Leach. The affair occurred just lie low the depot in Stites and the cause is supposed to have been jealousy. It is thought that the intention of the mur derer was to kill his wife. There seems to have l>een domestic trouble iu the Price family. Some months ago Mrs. Price took her two ba bies, aged four and two years, to her old home in Utah. Last evening she returned on the Lewiston train to work for Ed. Leach, a sawmill man at Stites, who met her with a buggy at the depot. After both had entered the buggy Price came up and began quarreling with the occu pants. Seizing the four-year-old £oy from his mother he reached for the baby but the mother resisted and Price drew a revolver and fired three shots. The first killed the baby in its mother's arms, the second struck a steel stay in t e woman's corset, making a slight bruise over the heart and the third en tered Leach's shoulder. An effort was then made by the assassin to take his own life, but the cartridge was defective ar.d did not fire. Price was then arrested aud taken tie fore Justice Frank M. Roberts and bound over to the district court. The coustable started for Orangeville with his prisoner and telephoned for Sheriff Seay, fearing a mob. The sheriff met the constable on the toad and returned the prisoner to Stites, thinking he would be safer in Stites than in Orangeville. The country is wrought up to a high pitch of feeling but comparative quiet reigned there this morning. Dr. Alcorn of Kooskta was summoned but found that he was unable to save the child. He bound up the shoulder wound of Ed. Leacb and found that the woman's wound was only a bruise. Union Man Make« Statement at to Wages Jim Smyth, of the carpenter's union, was seen by a representative of the TELLER last evening and asked to state his position and the position of the unions in regard to the reduction of wages in the city to encourage building enterprises. He statt d that there would be no fight iu Lewiston over the wage question. The union men were well or ganized, but are too few and the opera tions so small that a strike would not pay. "The only thing that we can do," he said, "is to leave town and secure work iu other places, as there is plenty of work iu almost every city in the United States at standard wages. If Lewiston expects to prosper she must look after the welfare of her laboring class as well as those who have grown fat from the products of her prosperity aud expect to build fiue homes. The laboring class is the member of society that spends its money most freely and thereby makes it possible for merchants and other busiuess men to build large residences. It seems to me that it would be good policy to enhance the wages of laborers aud enable them to erect cot tages and grow independent that they may educate their children without the aid of child labor iu order that they may become good citizens. I feel that when the employers aud prospective builders consider the proposition in this light they will not reduce wages," says Mr. Smythe. Steamer Imnaha Made Trial Trip. At 7:30 yesterday eveniug the steamer Imnaha left her anchorage and descended the Snake to the mouth of Clearwater and ascended that stream to a point near the terry and returutd to her place at the wharf. The purpose of this trip was the clear ing ot the boilers preparatory to a voyage up the Snake river to Imnaha early next week, chartered by the Electrolytic Min ing company. A solution was placed in the boilers for the purpose of preventing the itae of the steamer's whistle. The steam gauge on the boiler at no time during the try showed a pressure of more than 65 pounds while her boilers test 250 pounds steam pressure. The way the little vessel followed the dictates of her rudder and rode the rough waters of the rapids was elegant. Captain Baughman has followed steam boating for years on the Snake river and this little boat is bis ideal for the rough mountaiu stream. He stated last night that this trial haa shown the boat to be all that anyone could expect of it. Marriage License Issued. Auditor James Lydon issued a marriage license this morning to Mr. Christian Geilus aud Mias Ellen Longmats, of Lewiston. Misa Edith Knepper returned to her home in Lewiston this afternoon from Moscow where she attended the state university this year. ' NEW PRESIDENT FOR NORMAL of Gto. It. Black of Cheney Chosen for the Place—A Meeting Will Be Called Soon to Fill the Faculty. Professor George H. black, now hold ing the chair of Science at the Cheney Normal school, will probably be the next president of the Lewistou slate normal. The place was tendered him by the board this week and he is expected to ar rive next Mouday to make formal ac ceptance of the place. On his at rival the queston of filling the faculty will tie cau vassed aud the full board called to make official ratification. When the board adjourned June 12 the choice for the presidency lay between three applicants. C. A. Colgrove of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was asked to come before the board His reply was that he was engaged elsewhere and was uot able to take the trip at this time. Knowing the pressing need of immediate action, because of reorganization made necessary by the choice of a uew faculty, the board decided upon the choice of Professor Black. The uew president is a Canadian by birth, thirty years of age, a graduate of the normal schools of Outario and an honor graduate of the Toronto uuiversity, a school that ranks with Yale, Harvard aud Columbia. He was appointed vice president of Clarksburg College, Clarks burg, Mo., in 1898 and held that position for two years. In August. 1900 he came to Cheney, Washington, where he has been an active factor in building up the school. His standing in the educational work of the Northwest is best evidenced by the fact that all the prominent edu cators are supporting him for the position here. He numbers among his sponsors. J. A. McLean, president of the Univer sity of Idaho; Dr. S. B. L. Penrose, presi dent of Whitman college; Lewis B. Olgtr, president of the Cheney slate nor mal; David E. Sanders of Spokane, formerly president of the Moutana state normal and late associate with Mr Black at Cheney and A. H. Yoder, department of education, Uuiversity of Washington. Young Man Charged With Rape. Mouday tnorniug iu the probate court of Bceman precinct, at Gifford, the case of State of Idaho against Joseph Jones was tried and the defendant waived ex amination and was held to the dis trict court ou $600 hinds to answer to the charge of rape. The bonds were pro duced and the prisoner released. The girl in the case and the complain ing witness is Miss Dora Peden, daughter of IL D Peden, a prominent farmer of the Iceland country. Mias Peden was a visitor at the home of the defendant's father last winter, at which time the alleged seduction is charged. This spring the girl's brother threat ened to have young Jones arrested and he disappeared, goiug, it is said to Mis soula, Montana. A sis er of the defend ant weut to Leland and visited the girl, who at that time denied the whole cir cumstance. It was communicated to the boy that everything was all right and he returned to his home last Saturday. This seems to have been a prearranged plan aud a warrant was sworn out and served early Monday morning All parties in the case are well known in the reservation country in the vicinity of Myrtle, where the defendant resides. Voted to Bond District. C. B. Pansier, merchant at Webb, was in town Wednesday. He stated that a few days ago the people of district num ber 58 at Webb came together and by the almost unanimous vote of 18 to 1 voted iu favor of bonding the district to the amount of f6oo for the purpose of build ing a school house and improving the grounds. He was enthusiastic over the unanimity of the opinion of the people on the question and a fine building for school purposes is expected between now aud fall. This shows a spirit of improve ment. Lewiston Ball Team Free From Debt. Manager Rust of the Lewiston base team report* today that a subscription that has been circulated the last few days baa raised fifty dollars and placed the ball team on a turn financial basis. Ne gotiations are being made with the man ager of Nez Perce to have the Lewiston team enter a tournament to be held in that city on the 3rd and 4th of July. A purse oi $100 has been offered the winning team. Foresters of America Select Officers. The semi-annual election ot officers of the Foresters of America was held last night when the following were elected: John M. Jamison, C. R.; Frank M. Meade, S. C, R.; Frank B- Trader. R S; Herbert E. Coburn, S. W.; John W Brown, trustee. The present treasurer A. Sein pert and the financial secretary J. W. Mather, these officers having been elected in December for the period of year. CROPS IN NEZ PERCE COUNT^ Spring Lame Late and Some Uneasiness Was Felt by Farmers but Recent Rains Insure Large Crops. Winter lingered long on the lap of spring in "Grand old Nez Perce" this year aud spring sowings were verv late on account of this condition of weather. Early in the uiouth of June and the last part of May the farm* rs began to bang their heads in doubt of the results as the weather liecanie warm and the ground dry especially in the lower country and the extreme high agricultural district where the grain had hardly ma le its ap pearance above the ground but the rains came at last and the usual crop will be harvested by our farmers. South of town the work will hegiu first. Already haying has begun and next week a large field of tiarley tielonging to the Me Minitny Bros, will lie ready for the reaper. A large number of headers are iu that section and Nelson Bros, and McCormick will start their threshing ruu there The Fitter and Small com bines will be on the ground to do their duty. L. Jacksou of .^paldidg has pur chased a Houser Haines combine from A. S. Thurber of this city. This country is comparatively level and the combine has proved a great success. Mr. Small pulls his combine with his double deck traction engine. East of the Lapwai creek on Tom Beal creek reporta come that the bench crops were slightly scorched but the hills are iu fine condition. Flax looks fine, John Walker of Spalning has purchased a uew machine and will thresh in this portion of the couutry. Above Sweetwater Sweeney is the big rancher and he will harvest his own crop. The Potlatch and Cottonwood ridgea are virtually a portion of the Palouae sec tion noted for its uever failing crops. East of the Craig mountains the harvest will not begin until August. A larger area has been planted than ever before and a much larger amount will be marketed than at any previous date on accouut of a convenient means of trans portation in the tramways that are being built down the sides of the canyons. The prospecta of a big price for wheal will also act as incentive for the sale of more wheat on the markets. Itt the Nezperce country last year there was a war on between the farmers aud the threseing machine men and the section is now well supplied with ma chines, the farmers having purchased for themselves. It is expected that the early season ground Lewiston will draw a number of threshers for the purpose of starting before grain in other sections ia ripe. Wages promise to be good and $2.00 per day for box drivers and fa 00 and $2.50 aud f3 00 for headers and stackers will probablv be the opening scale. Funeral of Fred H. Gritmaa. The funeral of Fred H. Gritman was held from the late residence of the de ceased on Main street and the interment was made at the city cemetery. The deceased was 43 years old. He was burn in the state of Illinois and moved to Day ton, Wash., in 1881, wheie he resided until one year ago, when he removed to Lewiston and engaged in the livery busi ness with S. L Mays in the White Front stables. There is a wife and six chil dren to mourn bis death. The death was caused by Brigtu'a disease. Mr. Gritmau was a brother of A. D. and Earl Gritman, ot this place, and of Dr. Grit man, of Moscow. is is Ping-Young Wedding. Koo.sk ia, June 26 (Special)— Carda will be out tomorrow announcing the wedding of Mr. Edward D. Young to Miss Cora Ping at the home of the bride's parents here next Sunday. The couple are popular young people of Kooskia. They will be at home in Kooskia after the Fourth of July. Lacker Calf Strap Ties Are the neatest and swellest OXFORDS ever shown in Lewiston HASTINGS The Shoe Man idMLi Sole agents for Walk Over Shoes for men