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The Lewiston Teller.
TUESDAY TWICE A WEEK FRIDAY Volume 27 LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1903 Number 43 HOW ABOUT FISHING TACKLE? Now is the time to go. ^Let us show you our line. *< Nothing Like it. IT CATCHES THE TROUT DENT <& BUTLER, DRUGGISTS 319 Main Street fr m s: HART, SHAFFNER & MARKS Outing Suits Regardless of the fact that we un packed eighteen thousand pounds of underwear yesterday, we had a busy day in our suit department; just to men tion the name of Hart Shaffner & Marks they come and keep coming, for they know that means suits that are splendid, none better. They fairly bristle with style, fit gracefully, hold their shape; well made of the best materials, abso lutely right inside and out; no hit or miss, but right in every particular. Only eight left, all good sizes and ranging in price from $10 to $16 50. Do you want one Today at Just Half Price Specials: In Men's Underwear, Mens' Straw Hats, Men's Belts, Men's Haney Vests, Men's Shirts. v ' v ' ✓ WHOLESALE & R • 0* t&iahutv A^à^süit >4 'S ^ ST GROVtty CHASE & SANBORn 7 iii^ Boston. The Russell Grocery Sells this famous Coffee, and also carries as large And c mplete a stock of fancy and high grade groceries as any stcre in the State. Mining and Milling Machinery SAW MILLS, POWER PLANTS, ENGINES, BOILERS ELECTRIC MACHINERY Prepared to furnish estimates on any kind of mechanical installation LEWIS ION, 294 Main St. A. S. THURBER THE CITY SCHOOL AFFAIRS Director» of Lewiston Public Schools arc Pre paring Buildings and Campas for Schools This Winter— School Will Begin Sept 7 th Another month and the children will be preparing to gather at the call of the school bell. The painting, plastering and other improvements going on around j the school grounds show that the direc tors of Lewiston school district mean to be ready when the bell rings on the 7th of September, the day set for opening our schools. Superintendent Wright will return Saturday from his vacation spent in the mountains of northern Washing ton and Idaho and take charge of affairs. There will be two or three teachers to choose upon the superintendent's return At present the board will employ 21 teachers for the district. Nine will occupy the new building. Six will teach in the old building, four in outside rooms in town and two in the country. The old Guild and a small room adjacent will be used again and the board has made an effort to secure the G. A. R. hall for two grades but nothing definite has been settled yet. Bids for contracts on the new high school building have been called to be opened on the thirtieth of this month and it is expected that this building will be ready for occupation by the ist January when the second term will begin. A large number of people leave the higher attitudes during the winter and move to Lewistou to enjoy the climate and school facilities. This increases our school population and at least one thou sand are expected on the roll this winter in 1 he Lewiston public schools. Cutting II40 Acres of (irass. Moscow, Idaho, July 27—The thresh ing of M. J. Shields' 300 acre field of English blue grass, three miles east of Moscow, will be completed this week, and the threshers will then start to work on the tall meadow grass, of which there are 240 acres. Following this 200 acres of orchard grass will be threshed and then 400 a.-res of bromus inertnis. The thresher is handling about 75 acres a day. Mr. Shields stated today that the blue grass had yielded this year at the rate of 500 pounds to the acre. "The other grasses," he said, "will not yield so heavily, but they have all given a very satisfactory yield. 1 have had eight bind ers at work for the past week and today have six of tin se machines following each other iu my tall meadow oats grass. Be sides the large bodies of grass mentioned above, I am conducting a number of ex periments in grasses, in some cases hav ing 50 or 60 acres seeded to grasses as yet untried commercially in the north west, hut which seem to give promise of being valuable for cultivation here. I expect that the binders will complete cut ting all mv grass this week, and that all will be shocked ready for the th eshers." Body Raised From Big Eddy. The body of Walter Poole who was drowned last Wednesday while swiming near the big eddy was raised yesterday morning near the place it went down and the news was brought to this city by O. B. Chesley of Craig mountain. A crew of men had beeu at work trying to raise ihe corpse with hlasting powder but the whirling mass of water held its victim and gave it up in its own time. The deceased mother, Mrs. D. A. Foole and sister were staying at his brother ill law, Fred Smoot, near Chesley when they received the sad new of the fiuding of their relative. The young man is 21 years old and lived with his widowed mother on Bear ridge. The remains will tie laid away in Bear ridge cemetery near his old home. The Yearly Drive The Clearwater river is the center of the lumliering interests of Lewiston just now. The Lewiston Lumber company has a raft 250 feet long and 40 feet wide on the river above the Big Eddy, broken iu two sections and ready to go to pieces at any time. Small & Emery's drive is all out of the North fork and the crew is uow working ou the South fork. The first logs of the drive have reached the Big Eddy. Reports came iu this moruing stating that there was good season to believe that the Indians and settlers along the river are stealing logs from the drive and converting them iuto stove wood, posts and houses. This practice has been fol lowed for some years and the thefts are becoming so numerous that the company has declared war on the thieves and all persons caught stealing will be prose cuted to the full extent of the law. The drive logs are protected by brands burned and cut in each log and they can be eaa ily recognized by owners. The owners state that they will place a patrol on the river if protection can not be secured otherwise. James McCall of the Tom Beal country was in the city Saturday preparing to start his header yesterday 00 600 acres of grain. PLEASED WITH THE PROSPECT Chicago Party Makes a Tour of Inspection in the Waha Country—Are Favorably Im pressed With Conditions. The Lewiston-Waha irrigation project meets with the hearty approval of the Chicago capitalists w ho are here *0 in vestigate before the final deal is made. Such is the expression of the parly as voiced by the members who have been interviewed since their return from the lake last evening. Senator Dubois speaking for the party said: "Our friends are -veil pleased with the proposition and are free to confess that the conditions in Lewiston valley are far beyond their expectations. They visited Vineland Saturday and were wonderfully impressed by the results produced by irrigation. Our trip to Waha was one of persoual investigation. The whole detail of the plan was gone over. We had our observation at the lake and went carefully over the lines of the several ditches that will be used to divert the waters into the reservoir. Our engineers have beeu engaged since the early spring in making a daily record of the water supply and Irom examination of these records there cati be no doubt that we will have abundant water to irrigate 25,000acres. In our calculations we ha ye allowed a miners' inch to the acre. This Is the basis in southern Idaho where the rainfall is less than in this valley and it has been found ample for all practical purposes. The conditions for irrigation here are ideal and the results are marvelous. Results in Vineland and at Porter's Schleicher's and other points here fully demonstrate the possibilities of the soil when water is applied. The people in our party are the capitalists who will back the project. The made this trip especially to make a personal investiga tion of this country and they are well pleased with the trip. I think there will be no time lost now in getting to the actual work of construction." The party of capitalists that Senator Dubois brought out from Chicago to interest in this scheme is composed of Judge Edward F. Dunn, judge of the circuit court of Cook county; C. A. Londelius, contractor; Dr. Chas. F. Whalen, of the Rush Medical college; W. H. Moss, capitalist; Chas. F. Thomp son, president of the Thompson Music company ; Jacob Franks, capitalist; Syd ney Adler, of the law firm of Loeb & Adler; J. Milton Trainer, builder and contractor; T. P. Sullivan, president of the Chicago Retail Produce Dealers' association, andj. K. Trainer, real estate operator. They arrived in the city Saturday after n<jon and in the evening were driven through Vineland and shown the results of practical irrigation. Sunday morning the parly drove to Lake W'atia and an investigation of the reservoir site anil of the proposed canals. They returned last evening and today will visit Porter's and Schh idler's ranches on the Clearwater. They will leave for the east tomorrow, well pleased with the prospects. Horse Race at Vineland Track Lilly Little, belonging to Dr Little of Vineland and Jess, Howard Howe's little mare, ran the second race of a series Fri day evening and those who witnessed the contest stated that it was beautiful The doctor's horse has won both races hut with a very small margin, winning Fri da y evenin 8 b y «* *»*"» >° •"<**« A parly of Spokane horsemen were the guests of Dr. Littie to see the race and they expressed themselves as highly P leas ** d with the actio " °* * he hf)rses - jess is a local colt, having been raised here. Friendly rivalry between the owners of the colts and lack of money consideration adds zest to the races Congressman French Joins Lsw Firm The Moscow Mirror has the following to say ahout Hqn. Burton L French, Ida bo's congressman: The law firm of Or land & Smith, known all over northern Idaho and eastern Washington a6 oue of Moscow's safest and best, has enlarged by taking Con gressman Burton L. French into the partnership. The new member of the firm of Orland, Smith & French needs no introduction to the people of the "Inland Empire." Although only 28 years of age, Mr. French has twice been a mem ber of the Idaho bouse, once the republi can floor leader, and at the last election was elected tocongress. He will develop into a splendid advocate, being a natural orator. We need not commend the uew firm to our readers, nor predict their suc cess, still they have our best wishes. Heavy Frost at Cavendish Prof. C. O. Zinu arrived in the city yesterday morning from a visit with rel atives at Southwick. On his road^he passed through Cavendish about 6 o'clock in the morning and he reports that one could write bis name iu the frost on the fences. Diversitv of climate m Nez Perce county should attract people from every clime. ELECTRIC PLANT INSTALLED Dam at Greer has Been Completed and the Electric Plant Installed Ready to be Attached to Nezpercc Wires- Other Locals Greer, July 28 —[Special]—The power plant of the Greer electric company has been installed and men are at work put ting on the fiui-hing touches to the dam. This has been a careful job of engineer ing, as the creek is a perfect mountain stream, and when the snow is melting, an immense volume of water comes down through the canyon that has torn away even nature's barriers. With this idea before the reader he can imagine the tuaguitude of the undertaking to stop the current of water by artificial means. It is also possible for the outsider to under stand the power developed under such pressure. The company has a crew of tneu working constantly putting in wires between Greer and Nezperce. Travel through Greer is increasing as the season advances. A large number of people are going into Abe mines and tim ber and not a few are seeking shade and good fishing along the mountain streams above town. The excellent grade that ascends the hill toward Pierce draws travel from far and near. Our livery man has added horses and rigs to accom modate the immense travel. Dr. W. A. Borns has opened and in stalled his drug stock here that he bought of the wholesale houses in Lewiston some time ago. The doctor is opening up a large practice. Carlson Bros, and Erb Bros, have erected large additions to their store buildings and filled them with st6ck. From three to four families are settling in the section above Greer every day. Spalding News Notes John Walker started his thresher on the Spensley ranch yesterdav morning. Tony Andrews is the father of a bounc ing big boy born to his wife July 25th. The hoy weighed 9 yi pounds. M. C. Hall started his thresher this (Tuesday) morning in the Hogaboam neighborhood on Tom Beal creek. Lycurgus Jackson has his combined harvester at work on his place on the hill. Mr. Jackson reports that his ma chine is doing fine work. Sheriff Schuldt is making arrangements with W. W. C. Linville to have the mange anil scab cayuses cremated. Mr. Linville states that there are about 200 bronchos »fleeted with the disease within a radius of five miles of Lapwai. Wtbb Ridge Crops arc Good There are a large number of campers near WaliH. Huckleberry crop is ripe on the upper ridge and many whites and Indians are helping themselves to this plentiful pro duct. E. J. Wyatt has bought a new header and built h new addition to his house. The residence has quite a palatial appear ance in its new trim. Reports from Webb ridge state that the crops in that section are unsurpassed hy any in the county. Many fields will make as high an average as 50 bushels to the acre. John Carpenter, John Shoemaker, Frank Shuller the threshing machine' man and P. M Edwards of the ridge vis ited Lewistan Saturday and each pur chased some piece of farm machinery. Wade R. l'arks of Lewisten closed a four months school iu the Webb ridge school house last Friday afternoon with literary exercises. The board of directors were present and made short speeches. An enrollment of 40 for the term was shown hy Ihe register. Mr. Parks will leave in a few days to visit his father and mother in Kansas. Pioneer ol Lewiston Dead The Boise Statesman tells the follow ing story of the death of a Nez Perce county pioneer who died 111 that city July 24th: The haud of death has fallen upon an other Boise pioneer and Henry Seller, the veteran merchant, has passed away. He breathed his last at 2:10 this morn ing in the family residence on Eleventh and Grove. The immediate cause of his death was a stroke of paralysis, with which he was seized on July 14 and irom the effects of which he never rallied. Mr. Seller was a brother-in law of Na than Falk, and the latter's sudden death was a great blow to him. Henry Seller was born in Altenmuhr, Bavaria, 71 years ago. He came to America when a youth. In 1859 be lived in Orofino and in i860 and 1861 he owned a store in Lewiston. In 1881 he came to Boise and had since continuously engaged in business here. He was married 32 years ags to Miss Helena Falk, who, with their two child ren, Leo and Clementine, survives him. He is also survived by three brothers. The Grand Old Nez Perce is growing greater every day. AROUND THE COURT HOUSE County Commissioners Have Decided to Poet pone Election on Court House and Jail Bonds—Mrs. Haddock Was Dcclartd Insane. The county commissioners have been engaged this week in hearing complaints on their work as board of equalization. The question of submitting the court house and jail improvements bonds to the people has been practically deferred until the next general election as it is the opinion of the board that the real condition of the court house and jail should be belter understood by the peo ple and a full vote of the residents of the county obtained on the question. One of the board made a suggestion this afternoon that the chairman of central committee of the parties should make it their business to have speakers explain to the people outside of Lewiston the the need of a larger court house and a stronger jail. Monday the D D. VanWinkle road in district No. ib was ordered to be opened public highway. The openiug of this road has been a matter that has been before the county board for two years past. A hearing has been ordered on the petition of John Dow lor a new road in district No. 25. Mrs. Mary Haddock was taken into custody Friday evening and tried and adjudged insane by Judge Reese Satur day morning. The unfortunate woman went about the streets Friday claiming to have received a large income from an estate in the east and the purchase of R. C. Beach's store and a raise in the clerk's salary to I250 per month bad been declared since the establishment had come under her supervision. The regular county teachers'examina tion for life, state, first second and third grade certificates will be held August 30 . 21 and 22 The county institute will probably not be held until the last week in September. The state superintendent has issued a call for a convention of county superin tendents to be held in Boise the last week iu August. A meeting of the city superintendents and principa's is called for the same date and a general con férer ce will be held,-lo select the course of study for the schools of the state. State Superintendent Scott baa just re turned to Boise from the convention of the National Educators association, held in Boston. Telephone Linemen Strike The first effects of' »he strike of the linemen's uuion to lie felt in Lewiaton was yesterdav morning when two of the '"eaten of the Pacific States Telephone company refused to work. The striking linemen are A. Riggs anil Fred Held, both union men, and the orders to quit work were received from Spokane Friday evening. The fight between the uuion and the company is caused by the company's failure to recognize the union and em ploy only union linemen. The atrike was first confined to Washington, but as the desired results were not obtained the strike has beeu ordered in the west divi sion, comprising Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California. Pleasant Party Friday Evening. A company of young friends assembled at the home of Miss Hallie Wadsworth Friday night and enjoyed an evening of games. A lunch'of ice cream and cake was served. Those present were the Misses Bernice Morev, Alta and Reta Giles, Geraldine Paulsen. Keef and Uarj sen and Messrs. Elbert Chapman, Austin Morey, George Frost, Albert Bartlett, Dr. Wm. F. Galbraith .nd Dr. S. A. Roe. Campers will soon return to town, the temperature is falling Lacker Calf Strap lies Are the neatest and swellest OXFORDS ever shown in Lewiston HASTINGS The Shoe Man Sole agents or Walk ; Over Shoes for men