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The Lewiston Teller.
Volume 27
Number 45
Now is the time to go. «j*Let us show
you our line. ** Nothing Like it.
319 Main Street ,
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Special Values in
Shirts, Underwear,
Overalls, Jumpers
Shoes, and Hats
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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
Prepared to fomish estimates on any kind of mechanical
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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The site ol tbe building is east of the
Ball Park
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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*
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
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
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.
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tired feet when our
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The Shoe Man
Sol* agent* far th* Celebrated Walk
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