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TUESDHY TWICE A WEEK FRIDAY Volume 27 LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1903 Number 45 < HOW ABOUT FISHING TACKLE? Now is the time to go. «j*Let us show you our line. ** Nothing Like it. IT CATCHES THE TROUT DENT <Sb BUTLER., DRUGGISTS 319 Main Street , AO fuV* * A ^'*~* -*■ ■» *— ******** rm n n .mr _• j-l Aj-l r > Af FOR HARVEST V. Special Values in Shirts, Underwear, Overalls, Jumpers Shoes, and Hats MAIL ORDER IF YOU ARE BUSY YOURSELF AND CAN'T COME JUST DROP Your wants will be US A supplied j * WHOLESALE a RETAIL. S« -X-: ■ja. x 6R0VVV CHASE & S AOTORNT finport^rs, Boston. The Russell Grocery Sells this famous Coffee, and also carries as large and complete 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 fomish estimates on any kind of mechanical installation LEWISTON, 294 Main St. A. S. THURBER COMMERCIAL CLUB ACTION Rciolutient Adopted to Send to the State Land Board Opposing the Franchise (or River improvement The Lewiston Commercial club at a meeting held August 4 discussed at length the application of the Idaho River Im provement company to the state land hoard for a franchise to improve the North fork and Little North fork of the Clearwater river for logging purposes, and decided resolutions to oppose the application. A committee appointed drafted the following resolutions, which will l>e forwarded to the ttoard and used agaiust the application at the hearing fixed for August 12: Whereas, the Idaho River Improve ment company, a corporation rrganized under the laws of the state of Idaho, filed with the board of state land commission ers on May 4, 1903, its application for a franchise to improve for logging the North fork and the Little North fork of the Clearwater river and to collect tolls under the act of the legislature of Febru ary 28, 1892; And Whereas, this application fora franchise closely touches the interests of the people of the entire Clearwater val ley and materially affects the welfare of the state of Idaho by reason of the fact that the state has large sections of tim bered lands within the territory affected; And Whereas, the Commercial club has examined and considered said appli cation, together with former applications filed with the state land board for sim ilar franchises on the same and other tributaries of the Clearwater river and the petitions, protests and the reports of the condition of said streams filed in connection with such former applications; and has examined and heard the testi mony of lumbermen and mill men famil iar with the character and condition of the North fork and the Little North fork of the Clearwater river, from all of which evidence it fully appears to tlie club, t. That the North fork an 1 Little North fork of the Clearwater river and their tributaries coustitute the onlv chan nels at present for marketing tde timber of the entire section reached by them; that much of this timber is owned by settlers and other citizens of the state of Idaho, and that approximately 200,000 acres thereof is owned by the state of Idaho under grants to the common schools of the state and selections of state lands for the benefit of the state normal, agricultural and scientific schools, the state insane asylum and other state institutions; 2. That those streams in their present condition afford to all the public efficient means of transportation for timber; that they require no improvements, except, perhaps, in remote portions thereof, as is fully shown by the report of R. W. Paris, a special agent of the slate land board who investigated the condition of said streams and filed his written report thereon with the said board on Septem ber 30, 1899, which report appears upon the records of the state land hoard; that they have been logged for many years and are now being logged and that the public welfare imperatively demands that they lie kept open; 3. That the said application of the Idaho River Improvement company does not disclose in detail auy necessary im provements, does not require the com pany to make auy specific improvements and is so indefinite that uo valid bond as required by law could be based thereon and no liability attached to the com pany; 4. That as to the two classes of im provements proposed in the said applica tion, the stiaighteuiug apd cleaning of the chani els and the ereclioh ot booms nd sorting works, the first is not re quired as heretofore show., aud the sreond could not possibly enter any benefit upon the public as a boom along the North fork or its tributaries would be utteily useless for ihe reason that no mills are or can be operated iu that sec tion on account of ihe absence of rail roads or other mean of trau- poitmg lum ber; 5. That sneb a franchise applying to the uavigahle portions of the streams would be an unwarranted obstruction to the fiee use thereof, would confer no benefit upon the public, would increase the cost of transporting lumber to market and thereby reduce the value of tbe hold ings of the state and do material injury to many private citizens; that it would prove a menace to tbe public and retard tbe growth of (umbering in tbe entire section. Therefore be it RESOLVED, that tbe Commercial club oppose the granting of Ibis franchise and 1 encourage the movement in opposition! thereto by every means in its power, and earnestly recommend to tbe board of ' < state land commissioners that the same be rejected. -• -t-* - That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the state land board and a copy given to the local papers. Gaylord W. Thompson, Eugene A. Cox, D. J. McGilverv, Committee on Resolutions. I ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION The Lewiston Wehe Land, Water and Power Company Now e Corporation - Its Capital end Purposes. Articles of incorporation of the Lewis ton-Waha Land, Water & Power com pany were filed yesterday at the county auditor's office. This is the company organized for the purpose of handling the Waha irrigation and power project. The capital stock of the company is $1,200,000 divided in 12,000 shares of the par value of $1000 each. Of this $900,000 has been suhscrilied. The directors named lor the first year are Fred T. Dubois, Black fool, Idaho; Henry Ileilfield, Lewiston, Idaho; Charles E. Aruey, Boise, Idaho, Janies G. Trainer, Chicago, 111.; Sidney Adler, Chicago, 111. The principal place of business of the corporation is at Lewiston. The important objects of the company are cited as follows: "To acquire, constinet, own, eularge, maintain and operate water courses, ditches, tunnels, Humes, pipe lines, reser voirs, dams, pumping stations, conduits, wells and water works for the purpose of irrigating lands and furnishing water for the irrigation of lands and for domestic of manufacturing purposes, or for po.wer or lighting plants, or for any other pur poses for which water or power may be required; and to sell, lease or rent water and water rights and privileges to other corporations, municipal or private, and to individuals for the purposes aforesaid. "To acquire by purchase or otherwise own, hold, buy, sell, lease, mortgage or encumber real estate and otht r property, personal or mixed, to such extent as shall not be contrarv to the laws of the state of Idaho. "To purchase, construct, lease, operate and maintain lighting and power plants, buildings, constructions, machinery, ap pliances, equipments, fixtures, easements and appurtenances. •'To carry on and work the business of producers, cultivators and buyers of every kind of fruit and vegetables, mineral or other products of the soil. "To purchase or otherwise acquire, manufacture, prepare for market, market any such products, and to sell, dispose of and deal in the same either in their pre pared, manufactured or raw state, and either by wholesale or retail. "To operate and maintain oue or more packing house and canning factories for fruits and vegetables o! all kinds, to pro duce, but or otherwise acquire and sell or otherwise dispose of the product ol such packing and canning factories. "To manufacture and sell wines and spirituous liquors, aud to build, operate and maintain plants for the manufacture thereof. "To buy, sell, deal in, feed 'and raise cattle, sheep, horses and live stock of every kind and variety. "To acquire by nppropi ialion or grant, or by purchase, or iu any other manner to right to use the waters ot auy of the water courses, lakes, streams, rivers, springs or wells belonging to the slate of Idaho, or any oilier slate or to auy cor. poratiou, corporations or individuals for irrigation, domestic or manufacturing purposes, or for any other, lawful purpose and to sell, assign, transfer or lease, or otherwise dispose of such rights, either iu whole or iu part." Yesterday J. G*. Trainer, the Chicago business man, that has taken such a per sonal iuterest iu the formation of this incorporation ami in # projecting the Waha irrigation scheme left for Chicago where a meeting of Ihe incorporations will lie held Aug 10. , Before Mr. Trainer left he stated that he would return to city about September ist and close the Shissler & Sears ranch deal. Active work cu Ihe reservoir, tunnel and 'tiubes well begin about October 15th ""*• completed iu time to '»*' h ,h - catch the water that comes Horn the mountain during tbe spring. Iu legard to the street railroad project he staled that the ' 1 company not ouly coutemplaUd building a first class road for the city but they expected to extend their line from Lewis ton to tbe prairies bevoud Waha for tbe benefit of fruit growers and farmers. The scheme is tinauced by outside capital and most of the money will be Chicago money. About $250,000 will be expended iu tbe Lewiaton country by tbe Waha company with iu the next year. TVs* Bids. The Lewiston School Bonrd opened bids for tbe Central School Building Wed second call. 1 nesday afternoon after Only one bid was presented That for Harry T. Madgwick for $35 -St»- j Although this was above the $35,000 ,iœit the ^wrd thought themselves able J 10 ¥** ,he P* ice ïbe contract ca ** r ', ' tb e building,plumbing and heating coat*, j < •*'*- 1* • •*— *—*• * - •*— The site ol tbe building is east of the Ball Park i- ------ • ----------------- . I into the mining district of Central Idaho, Miss Clara Goode left Wednesday after noon to meet the party, headed by Fred Woods of the Mining Bureau at Grange ville. From this place the party will go* LYNCHING THE MURDERER A Crowd of 400 Gathers at Asotin Tuesday Night and a Masked Band Hangs Hamilton to a Telegraph Pole A masked band of men oveipoweied the guards at the Asotin jail Tuesday night and tskiug the self-confessed mur derer of little Mabel Richards they tied him hand and foot ami after listening again to tlie details of his horrible crime they strung him to the guy wire of a telegraph pole and dispersed to their several homes. The spread of the news Tuesday that the ranchman William Hamilton had confessed to the dastardly deed of attack ing and murdering an innocent child took hundreds of spectators to the little town of Asotin. Every conveyance in Lewiston had left by 2 o'clock. It was felt that Hamilton's life bang by a thread. Everything was a in turmoil of excitement. The father of Hamilton went around through the crowd armed with a Colt revolver, this precaution, it is thoughl, was taken by the affiicted man to prevent the augry people from venting their wrath upon him. There was little use for that as the crowd felt a sadness for the parent whose son had brought shame on his name The old man was prevailed upnu to retire at an early hour and he was not a witness of the scenes that followed. As time wore on the feeling that the criminal would have to die at the hands of a mob became more intense. The little girl's blanched face, the marked neck, the bloody club that fiuisbed the beastly act and the cold-blooded way the fiend lold of how he bad murdered an innocent balte as he would a cat, a mouse or a snake in the field stirred angry men to action. At 12:15 a company of men rode up to the jail door, dismouuted, overpowered the deput es that the injured father of a murdered daughter had sworn in to pro tect the life of the perpetrator of the deed. The keys were wrested from the first deputy and an entrance was made to the prisoner and tbe doomed man was dragged from the jail that had sheltered him. In the mean time a hundred masked men patrolled the street and kept the mass of spectators back. As the procession came from the jril yard the street patrolmen surrounded them and marched dragging the man down the street to a point where First aud El more streets intersect. There a line was thrown over a guy rope to a telephone post and a loop placed around the pris oner's neck. He was here asked to make a statement. He again confessed tbe crime, asked that bis jewelry he returned to his parents and that he might see them a 1 iu heaven. Theu there was another shoit wait. The maimer of Hamilton's death was under discussion. Some of tbe uiob thought hanging too good for him and wanted to torture the brutish fellow, hut the oiigiual program prevailed and it was decided to hang him. S ine one produced a black mask like that used in a legal hanging and it was put over the head of Hamilton. It reached dowu to his shoulders Tbe rope was drawn tight about the neck and was seized by powerful meu and tbe body was lilted off the ground and sus pended at a height of about four feeD The dyiug wretch began to gasp for breath and his efforts were plainly dis cernable a distance of two blocks so quiet was the crowd. Tbe rope was tied to the telephone pole aud wbrn the crowd *aa satisfied the wretch had breathed his last it quietly melted away aud the cilizeus sought their beds. The streets were soon deserted. The body was 1. ft hanging in the sun for an hour Wednesday morning and a few curious spectators stopped and looked a. the dangling form. The coroner aud leputy sheriff took the body from the rope a , ,j placing it in a pine coffin buried it m a lot in Asotin cemetery A coroner's jury was called aud Hand! ton's death was adjudged to the acta of parties unknown It is expected that tbe usiiul formalities will he gone through with hut no Certain knowledge ol who tbe persons were who did the lynching will eve 1 come to the officials Prison Report for July. The report of Warden C S Petrin of the- state penitentiary for July shows a decrease of ti in ihe number of convicts at the p rlw>IJ There were 116 on hand July 1, and II were discharged during the As none were received it leaves the total number of prisoners on August 1, at 105. the it prisoners dim-barged during the month, three had been pardoned by tbe t^rd, the sentences of two had been 1^3 the time for which the re maining six had been sentenced expired during July. Of tbe IT'discharges, five were from Bannock county, two each from Bingham . mont and Custer counties. and Nex Perce and one each from Pre HARVEST HANDS WANTED Big Demand on Nezperce Prairie — Wage* Offered $3 to $5 Per Day—Farmer»' Bank Organized—Other Prairie New». Nkzperck, August 7 (Special)—The larges! crop ever grown on Nezperce prairie is now safely ripening and there is a crying demand for hands to help in the harvest. Farmers here estimate that from 250 to 300 additional men will be needed to take care of the i mure nee crop aud to secure them, they are offering from $3 to $5 a day for help. Haying is just completed and the harvesting of barley will l>egin next week and the crop is a record breaker. Oats also is a very heavy crop. Last season the average per. acre for oats iu in this section was from 60 to 70 bushels per acre. This year the average will Ire higher and several in dividual fields aie estimated at 100 bushels per acre. The Farmers' & Merchant bank, a state institution was organized here yes terday. 1 he capital stock of the bank is $35,000 aud is all paid up. The officers elected are L N. .Swill, president; Chas. Nelsou cashier; T H. Brewer, F. W. Keiteuhach, F. F. Johnson, A. Burch, Charles Nelson, C. W. Felt, A. C. Eitzen, Richard Wilson, Walter Mackey, Robert Spiker, E. T. McArthur, C. W. Beale and Lister Coffin are the slock holders. The couibiued wealth of the stockholders exceeds $2,000,000 making tbe new in stitution one of tbe strongest in the state. The bank will engage largely in the loaning business and has on hand $200,000 to put out on farm loans. Robert Whitstone has been awarded the contract for building the sidewalks not finished by the property owners as regulated by ordinance and will at once begin the construction ol about three fourths of a mile new sidewalk. A contract was let here yesterday for a new $500 school hou e to be built at Rose Hill to replace the old house at that place. Railroad Work at Stitci. Stites, Aug., 7, (Special).—The track gang here are putting the finishing touch es on their work. The tracks will be connected up Suuday. Depot snd Round house grounds bave been made ready for the builders. Work on construction of the two buildings will begin Monday morning according to- the orders of Div ision Superintendent. Summit Tramway Extension. The question was asked of Ex-Senator Clark today: "What is the status of the Summit tramway extension at this time?" Mr. Clark replied that the So «unit tram way i x ensi. n to Lookout would be built. This exteuriou is for the interests of Gif ford, Lookout and she large territory to the so rth of those places. The people of those sections feel that they were instru mental in securing the original tramway and they are determined to benefit by its advantages. In answer to the article published by the Lewiston Tribnue isst week answering interviews in the Teller Mr. Clark stated that be wondered who wrote tbe artic e. He seemed to think tbe party was not responsible io any way for tbe actiopn ot the Iraqi way company. Summit and Gifford people were each holders of about 12 shares of stock, but the larger number of outstanding shares were held by pt r^ors whose 'amis were adjaceut to or south of Gifford. The plan thought to lie the most feasible and cheapest at present is su extension to the bucket system, hut a motor or electric car line may be considered later. Al though the wagon road I ret ween Lookout and Summit may be good at present, but few months later it on it will be almost impassable and the eunntry people will eel ihe need of a tramway. ...... «• 4 )i -— The Teller priuts the news WVWVVV»' WE HAVE FOR HOT WEATHER That arwall ftoto. No ueed 9f ; . tired feet when our shoes are worn. 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