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The Lewiston Teller.
TUESDAY TWICE A WEEK FRIDAY Volume 27 LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1903 Number 46 HOW ABOUT FISHING TACKLE? 1 * Now is the time to go. »j*Let us show you our line. 4* Nothing Like it. « IT CATCHES THE TROUT DENT <Sb BUTLER., DRUGGISTS 319 Main Street ^WYWWWWMAAAft MMMiMMMMMUm FOR HARVEST 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 w* supplied ■»I'K "-'d. ■ % f\ |i WHOLESALE a RETAIL, E. L. Russell's Grocery sells these famous Teas and Coffees When out shopping, go to the grocery store that has Chase & Sanborn's large triangular translucent sign on the front window, where you can get the finest Teas and Coffees sold in the United States. Chase t , AN HORN'S (OFFLES TEAS Mining and Milling Machinery SAW MILLS, POWER PLANTS, ENGINES, BOILERS ELECTRIC MACHINERY Prepared to furnish estimates on any kind of mechanical installation LEWISTON, 294 'Main St. A. S. THURBER NEZ PERCE COUNTY ASSETS The Assessor« Roll Show« that the Valuation of Property in this County Will Reach the Five Million Mark. The footings on the Nez Perce county assessment roll has been completed and shows a large increase in the valuation of the county. In 1902 the total valua tion of all property for taxation, except ing the railroads, telegraph and tele phone companies, was $3,525,1000, while the valuation this year is shown to be $4* 6 3£>379 When the valuation on the railroads, telephone and telegraph com panies are added to this year's assess ment the county'valuation will reach at least $5,000,000. The total valutaiou of property in Lewiston this year is shown to be $1,562,• 676, while the assessed value for 1902 was $1,199,933 The following comparisons between the assessment of 1902 ami 1903 will show the actual increase in the county wealth: Aesessraent for 1902—Number acres deeded land, 214,511; number acres not deeded, 169,470; value of real estate, not town property, $1,460,810; valuation of improvements thereon, $191,835; valua ation of towu lots, $589,567; improve ments thereon, $391,680; total valuation of real estate and improvements, $2,633, 892; number of cattle, 9,450; assessed value, $172,551; valuation of horses, $227,783; number of sheep, 25,251; values of same, $63,127; number of swine, 9,256; value of same, $27,852; value of merch andise, $305,422; value of furniture, 4,375; value of machinery in millsand factories, $31.850; value of fixtures in saloons and stores, $9,305; value of farm machinery and implements, $4885; value of taxable property not enumerated, $23,690; bank stock, $49,502; musical instruments, $5,118; value of harness, $9,321: total value of personal property, $891,208; total value ol properly in Lewiston, $1,199,933; total va ue of property iu independent school district, outside of Lewiston, $260,. (>92; total value of property in county outside, $1,785,666; total value ol all tax able property, $3,525,100; the added as sessment of the railroad lines last year was $319,670; telephone line, $12,310; telegraph lines, $1,839 The widows ex emption was $64,726, leaving the county's valuation as revised by the state hoard of equalization, $3,794,193 Assessment for 1903—Number acres deed laud, 248,377; number acres not deeded, 125,698; value of real estate other than town property, $1,895,999; improve ments thereon, $286,121; value of city and town property, $907,738; improve meats thereon, $4i7 ,942; total value of real estate and improvements, $3,517,800; number ol cattle, 13,050; value of same, $233.314; value of horses, $242,302; num ber of sheep, 32,193; vaine of same, $80, 564; number of swine, 9,965; value of same, $30,228; value of merchandise, $305,63!; value of furniture, $5810; value of machinery iu millsand factories, $25, 853; value of fixtures in saloous and stores, $8,735; value of farm implements and machinery, $39,560; ba^k stock, $72 217; value of musical instruments, $9,987; value of harness, $21,427; total value of personal property, $1,188,862; total value of property in Lewiston, $1,526,675; total value of property in in dependent school district outside of Lew iston, $2,904,993; total value of all taxa ble property in county, $4,638,389. A review of Ihe two assessments will show a large increase in the acreage of deeded land which accounts to a cousid erahle degree for the large increase iu the total valuation. During the year there were 33,866 acres of deeded land added to the rolls. The increase in the number of cattle was 4,000 and sheep 6,000. Big Drive at Potlatch. The first logs of the Small & Emery drive have reached the mouth of the Pot latch creek. Two million feet of white pine, cedar aud fir logs are laying in the river between the Potlatch creek and Kir bluff. The river has stopped falling and logs are not now left lying high on the banks. The only serious difficulties connected with the drive has been this contiuual fall of the river leaving logs that have lodged high on the banks. The wing boom has been thrown across the river from a pier above the power bouse to the upper end of thl island that protects the company's mill pond. This will be used to steer the logs to the pond. As soon as the drive has all arrived the logs will be rolled up the bank to the yards to prevent loss from freshets in the fall. These precautions are taken be cause it is a well known fact that no artificial boom has been made that will hold log* again» the current of a fli-od in Clearwater. The mills will start as soon as the drive arrives and fifty men will be on the payroll. The 2,000,000 feet of logs will be couverted into lumber, shingles, laths anti moldings this winter. The dried slabs of the large white pine logs are converted into the finest soft moldings on the market. STREET RAILWAY BY APRIL I Franchise Granted Saturday Night to the Chicago Capitalists— Three Miles to Ue Completed Next Year. The ordinance giving a street railroad franchise to James G. Traiuer of Chicago and Fred T. Dubois of Blackfoot was passed last Saturday evening by the city council. This ordinance has been before the committee of the whole. Saturday night on motion the ordinance was taken up and after a lengthy discussion was passed. George H. Storer and S. L. McFarland represented the petitioner and I. N. Smith and K. II. Libby ap peared for the Viueland company. A long and spirited argument was indulged in by the delegates of the different in terests involved. E- H. Libby took occasion to address the council and stated that the opinion held by a great many that he was op posed to the franchise was not correct, He believed in improvement and heartily endorsed the Waha irrigation scheme but he wished to see some changes in the ordinance as introduced. The changes suggested were in regard to the motive power to be used aud in the lo cation of the track. The ordinance as originally drafted provided for the use ot "animal or steam" power and located the track in the center of the street. Mr. Libby thought that franchise should be for an electric railway and that the location should he on the side allowing other companies to come in if they so de sired. The petitioners consented to the corrections proposed and the ordinance provides for an electric road to he lo cated on oue side of the street. It is obvious that Mr. Libby aud associates still contemplate using their Lewiston franchise aud think of building the Clarkston line. A provision was made in the ordinance at the suggestion of Mr. I. N. Smith making it obligatory on the company to liegin work 011 the road by the first of April, 1904; further that three miles of road should lie built by April 1, 1905, and that all portions of the road not built by April I, 1906 should he forfeited. Alderman Colby wished the Walla company to stipulate tlie service that they would provide in a stated schedule but it was not generally thought by the council that this objection was of suf ficient importance. Mr. Storer stated that the street railroad would provide as good service as the company would find profitable. After lour hours of consideration the vote was taken aud it was unanimous irt laver of granting the franchise. Clearwater Claims Another Victim Leonard Sperrv was drowned in the Clearwater river Sunday afternoon near Spalding In company with Louis Kollstoii and John Walker, Leonard Spetry went swimming in the Clearwater river at a point opposite the school house Sunday afternoon. Agaiu.-,t the wishes of his companions, Leonard swam across the river to the north hank aud had started to return wheu his limbs became cramped'iu the cold water and he sank. A Iroat was procured irotn the shoie near by and the body was re cued from the water when it first arose hut life had gone and ail efforts to bring it back was vain. The body was taken .0 the home of John Walker and prepared for burial. Mrs. Klmer Sperry, mother of the de ceased, at Peck and William Stoddard of Lewiston, a cousin, were notified by wire and went at once to Spalding. Leonard Sperry was a youi g mau twenty two years old. He has lived since childhood in Nez Perce county having resided on Big Potlatch ridge during his earlier years and later hr has worked on the O. R. & N. boat and in the harvest fields to support his widowed mother who lives at Peck. He was working as engineer for John Walker when he met his untimely death. He was a member of the lodge of Modern Woodmen and leaves many friends who loved him. The fuiieral will lie held under the auspices of his lodge at Ken drick today ajid the remains will be interred in the Kendrick cemetery. Mohler Will Have Races. Arrangements have been made to give a harvest entertainment at Mohler Sat drday, August 15. Baseball, races and piker sports will lie on the program. This is a repetitou of a similar affair held in Mohler July 25th and the promoters hope to bave the same success with their program on the 15th as they did in July. The leading feature of the day dill be a fast horse race. A purse of $75 is of fered to the winner Taken to Spokane Sanitarium. Sheldon Smith came down Sunday and took his brother Hiram back to Spo kane yesterday for treatment in the sani lariutu. Mr. Smith bas been suffering f r some time from lung trouble. Mrs. Smith accompanied her husband to Spo kane. READY IN THIRTY DAYS The Summit Tramway Company Expect to Have Everything In Readiness by that Time Ready to Receive Grain in Ten Days. G. W Bashor of the Summit Tramway company is in the city today arranging for furthtr work in the completion of the plant at Summit. 'Mr Bashor is well pleased with the way things are moving and expects to have every thing in readiness by 30 days. The warehouse at the upper terminal will tie ready iu ten days to receive grain. Mr. Bashor stated that both the upper aud lower terminals were framed and in place ami that the erection of lowers are built on the Kiblett system They are from 8 by 8 pine timbers and firmly bolted and braced. When completed they are practically iudestructable. The tramway will run from Summit to Lenore, a distance of two and one fourth miles. It is to be a gravity tramway aud the fall from the upper to the lower terminal is such that the buckets will curry about 25 per cent of a load as they return. The rope is rigged with fifty three steel buckets each holding from five to seven sacks of grain. They are also designed to carry other freight and the company has arranged to gear'tlie tramway to an engine and when there is po wheat or other commodities to take down they will lie able to haul freight up tile tramway at auy time. The new town of Summit is at the upper terminal of tile tramway. The company has secured a townslte there aud lots lor business houses have been selling rapidly. When the tramway is started Summit will lie the shipping point for a large area of the reservation country. No Case against Harbaugh. M. C Harliaugh, who was tried before Judge Jacques at Grangeville yesterday on the charge of conspiracy to bribe the state laud hoard, was discharged upon motion of County. Attorney Griffith who announced that no incriminating evidence had been brought out by the state. The day was spent iu examining twenty-five witnesses for the state but none of the defendant's witnesses were examined. Among the witnesses were State Laud Selector M. L Goldsmith and Norman Jackson, clerk of the land board, but neither were called upon to testify. When word came from Grange ville a week ago that there was a war rant out for Mr. Harabaugh's arrest he went to the court house and gave him self up and awaited the coming of the sheriff of Idaho county. While at the court house Mr. Harbaugh made a state ment of the case to a Teller representa tive. In substunce he said that it was the first time in his life that he was ever under arrest aud it came as a thunder boll in a cloudless summer t-ky. The statement of facts against him made in Ihe Graugeville Standard he denounced as false, explaining that he had never made a contract with any settler that was not open and above board aud that he had never at any time, approached any one c mnected with the state land board on the question of bribery. But he did not state to Mr. Goldsmith that he admired the back bode he showed in denouncing Hie actions ol Col. Miller of G raiigeville. Shot but not Fatally Injured Word received from lake Waha last night tells of an accident to F. W. Ket tenbach that narrowly approached a fa tality. Mr. Kettenhach and his son Alfred were hunting grouse on Redbird creek yesterday afternoon. As they neared a clump of hushes where they ex pected to flush some birds they separ ated, one to the right and the other to the left that they might be able to take the birds as they arose from the covert A bird flushed from Albert's side of the bushes and turned directly across to the father's side The boy fired at the biid and sttuck his lather, onlv 3° yards away, the shot striking in the head and shoulders as he was stooping to pick his way through the ! rushes. The fact that he was stooping probably saved his life Had be been standing the load of shot would have struck him fairly in the face, as it was he was only slightly injured Rumor had it last night that Mr, Ket tenliach would have to come to the city today to have the shot removed from bis face and shoulders but inquiry made at the office of the Kettenhach company to day did not give substance to the rumor Mr. Kettenbneh's injuries are probably very slight. Vote far Carnival Queea. , The count for cat nival queen last night resulted in Miss Morey still leading the list with 675 vot a. The other candidates stood as follows: Miss Kemp, 400; Miss Gentry, 218; Miss Blyth, 32 The voting contest will close Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock. The secretary of ihe Spokane Trades council will be in Lewiston Wed nesday and will then arrange for tlye re ception of the queen elect. THE WATER PLANT IS HERE Electric Motor and Big Deane Pump Arrived in City from the East Last Night and Will be Installed Immediately The pump and motor for the city water works arrived from Pittsburg last even ing. The shipping_ weight of both is over 4400 pounds. The switch boards for the power house have been here two weeks, having arrived over the O R. & N. from San Francisco. The large reservoir will be completed for the city by Contractors Huber & Fra zier this afternoon. The base for the new power plant has been ready for a week. All is now ready for the new water system. The brick house to be erected over the plant will be commenced as soon as the heavy machinery has been taken from the cars and installed on the concrete foundation. The new power house is located at a point just back of the old pump station. A crib, made of concrete, 30 feet long, 20 feet wide and 16 feet deep has been erected in the settling hole dug last win ter This crib is divided into two sec tions by an 8 oot wall. Into the west section empty four pipes from the settling hole and three 16 inch intake pipes from tile river. These pipes are closed by a galvanized screening to prevent the en trance of trash. The settlings go to the bottom in the west section and the water works its way over the partition and is pumped from the east end of the crib. The crib is open and with the use of a centrifugal pump the settling tank can be slushed out in an hour. The arrange ments are such that the entire settling hole can lie couverted into a large tank aud form the lower reservoir in a Rey nolds system of filtration. Front the east end of the settling tank an 8-foot intake pipe will lead to the new pump. The pump will be located below the high water mark and a wall of con crete will prevent the seepage of water into the pump room. W. A. Smith, water superintendent, states that he is confident that this settl ing tank will be a success as the intake pipes furnish three times the water taken out by the pumps. The grounds around the water works will he set with lawn and flowera as soon as the work is finished. Large shrubbery will not be used as the foliage would fall in the settling tank and con taminate the water. Local« Gathered at Summit.. Summit, Aug. 18 (Special)—The firat car of iron for the Summit tramway haa arrived and work on bolting the heavy toweis together has been begun. The cars that bring the large cables are ex pected next week. The floor has been Uid in the new store building of the Lenore Trading company aud J.. M. Fierce, manager, has decided to give the young folks of the town a harvest ball to dedicate the struc ture Friday'eveuing. Ed. Arant has returned from Lewiston where he has been nursing a lame ankle. W. A. Morey has returned to bit work on the Kettenbach warehouse after attending a city council meeting in Lewiston. The line of warehouses that line the upper end of the tramway present a formidable appearance. There «Te three houses each 150 feet long by 50 feet wide, the Parmer's building in the center is raised above the other two and the whole form a splendid architectural plan. Manager Geo. W. Bashor is very busy selling lots. All branches of trades will be present in a few weeks. Alt that Mr. Bashor needs at this time is a local 'news paper to announce progress and it is highly probable that Summit would be in a position to apply for a charter front the next legislature that would take Lewiston in as a subuiban village. WE HAVE FOR HOT WFATHER That are all right. No need of having ** tired feet when our > t - shoes are worn. We can fit and suit any bèdy .................. HASTINGS The £>hoe Man : agents for the Cel ebr a t ed Wk Ov«r Shot for awn