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LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1905
No. fr IMBER PEOPLE JVILL QUIT |f Deary, of the Potlatch Lum ber Company Issues a Statement Wm- Deary, manager of the Potlatch Lumber company, who is now In Boise come out with an announcement T't he has no hopes for any legisla tion at this time in favor of the grant ig of the "twenty year time exten ton" on state timber lands purchased Inder contract by the timber Interests Lnd that lie will not further urge on Ihe legislature to pass the measure. He rives out the information that the eom any will now continue to cut their [umber at the mills owned by the com *nv in Palouse and Colfax, over In state of Washington. Just what llfect this announcement will have on he people in the affected districts and : who are in favor of the extension ! this county ns well as on the legls ators is not known at this time. It Is turned that the announcement made Mr. Deary will put an end to the station. Whether a mistake has been ade by the opponents of the measure matter for futurs determination nd it is to be hoped that the aband nent of the matter will not deter the nber Interests from going ahead with Improvements in this section that I been suggested. In the dispatch emtnatlng from lise Mr. Deary says: "We will not urge the matter fur We had no Intention of pre siding the matter to the legislature Except upon condition that the people were satisfied that it was to their in terest as well as to ours to grant the Intension. We felt that our offeer to nanufacture all our timber within the ate, to erect our large mills In the ktate, to build railroads to the timber, Ko yield our contention as to taxes and ko cut the timber clean and release the land back to the state as fast as cut, egardless of the twenty years, was ficlent to interest the people. With nore time we would have been pre also to take up the small hold ings of the individuals who are anx ious to sell. In fact we think the peo ple of the north, where this Is of most llrect interest, are in favor of exten on. But the legislature and the gov nor seem to feel that they have not Relent assurance of the people's wishes. We will not, therefore, urge [the matter further. We have no com plaint to make and will simply con tinue cutting for our present mills at alouse and Colfax, Wash., which we an reach by flotation. We are going [to leave this matter entirely with those we candidly believe will have In due |tl|me as much Interest In It as we and alone have the power to do or Knot to do—the people and the legisla ture." ANOTHER ROAD BILL |Will be Presented to Legislature Ask ing for New Highway BOISE. Jan. 18.—A bill is to be in Itroduced in the legislature soon asking Ifor an appropriation probably of $20, |N®, a nd promising outside aid, for the Istraightening out of the state wagon ■road from Payette lake to Warren and Ifor the construction of a road fron [Warren to Big Creek, thirty-two miles IThe present Lake-Warren road crosses Ithe stream nine times. It Is the desire Ito build enough road so the line will Ik* on one side of the stream to the (Little Lake crossing, the only one on |the proposed new route. MOSCOW WINE Will be Sure of ■ Föderal Building Washington, d. c.. Jan. is—The ® U8e s ub-commlttee on public build |~* * has reported favorably In full to III» committee. Representative French »ored a bill for *50,000 for a federal Riding at Moscow. ** r - French said today that a favor ite report from the full committee would be forthcoming within the next **w days. AN ARMY FOR THE FAIR tight Hundred Immigration Agents Promise to Send People LAND, Jan. 19.—An arm}' of L men has been secured actively to L . res ^ nt the Lewis and Clark centen «ntl ir territor, es covering nearly the LJ* area oft he United States. These U n( are ,he Immigration agents of the [jJ n Laeific and Northern Pacific [tjg. ° ad cor n parties who come in con hoin Wittl bun ^ re ^ s gC tourists and ^J seekers evtry month. The agents to inrt Pr ° mlSed to do a11 ,n thelr power uce P e ople to visit Portland next *ltorT er and 11 is el P® c t ed that their ho.. ! " i11 brln K several hundred vis " 0r * 'o the fair. CHAIRMAN GOODNIGHT'S PLAN Would Place the State« Money in it« Own Private Vault BOISE, Jan. IS.—Chairman Good night of the ways and means commit tee bill (H. B. Xo. 34) to the house appropriating $7,500 for the construc tion of a fire and burglar proof vault and the purchase of a burglar proof safe for the use of the state treasurer. It Is provided that the failure of the treasurer to keep the state funds In such safe and vault shall subject him to a fine of from $5,000 to $10,000 or imprisonment in the penitentiary from one to ten years or by both fine and imprisonment. The principal provisions of the meas ure are as follows: "The board of trustees of the capitol building shall, as soon as practicable, provide a fire and burglar proof vault and burglar proof safe of sufficient sise and suited to the requirements of the state treasurer in the care and safe keeping of the state moneys, and there Is hereby appropriated for such pur pose out of any funds in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of *7,500. From and after the completion ! of said vault and the procuring of «aid safe, all state moneys In the custody I of the state treasurer, not otherwise deposited as is or may be by law pro vided, shall be kept in said vault and safe and In no other place. "A violation of this section shall sub ject the state treasurer, upon convic tion thereof, to pay a fine of not less ahan $5,000 nor more than $10,000, or by Imprisonment in the state prison for a period of not less than one nor more than ten years, or by both such fine and Imprisonment." The'bill carries repealing and emer gency clauses. DRAMATIC SCENE IN SENATE Senator Mitchell Brands Accusers as "Malicious and At* rocious Liars" WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—With dra matic fervor Senator Mitchell, of Ore gon, on the floor of the senate last evening, denounced his, accusers and publicly branded them as "malicious and atrocious liars." He proclaimed his innocence of the charges upon which he and Representative Hermann were recently Indicted In Portland and expressed confidence of his ultimate vindication. At the outset he declared the charges made against him, if true, unfitted him to occupy his seat in the senate. He then detailed the charges and said: "I assert in the most positive and un qualified manner each and every one of these charges, in so far as they re late to or Involve me, are absolutely unqualififledly and atrociously false, and I here and now indignantly and defiantly denounce their authors and each and every one of them, and brand them publicly as malicious and atro cious liars." Continuing Mitchell denied and de nounced each and every one of the charges enumerated against him in the Indictment. He then said: "And I here indignantly, with all the force I can command, denounce the public statement of S. A. D. Puter that he on March 9. 1902, at Washington, paid me *2,000 in two *1,000 bills, as wilfully, maliciously, unqualifiedly and atrociously false." Mitchell then explained in detail his connection with S. A. D. Puter in hav ing certain land claims passed favor ably by Representative Hermann, then commissioner of the general land office as merely the duty a senator owed to a constituent. He declared he had no suspicion of anything wrong with the homestead entries in question, that his personal dealings in the case were identical with that in hundreds of other cases. "I have done this Invari ably without making any charge or ac cepting compensation of any kind and so long ns I remain a senator I shall continue to do these things for my constituents, so help me God, even at the risk of a hundred indictments." Criticising public officers who "knowingly misconstrue public acts of public men, and thus seek to distort and convert them into badges of dis honesty," Mitchell said in conclusion: "Permit me to declare that the rep resentatives of any government who will tolerate this are unworthy the ex alted position they occupy. As for myself, I defy them here and now to produce any evidence worth a mo ment's consideration, which will con nect me In any wrongful manner what ever with any land frauds In Oregon or elsewhere." to a if Wants Him to Start a Magazine Tom Watson Is probably considéra ble disappointed because every one seems to be willing for him to start a magazine so long as subscription to It is not compulsory. SAVED THE COUNTY $2,000 YET DENIED T HE CONTRACT Strange Action of the County Board in Letting Contract for the County Printing Is Unaccounted for onffha bi£of is clear to Saved the county $2,000 onffha bi£of county printing and yet denied the contract is the remarkable condition that W. C. Foresman of the Nezperce Herald finds himself in after a week's wrangling before the county board over the question. This Is the first time in the history of this county, or perhaps any other county, where a republican paper had not at least an even chance before a republican board for a bid on the gounty printing. This Is the first time In the history of fair dealing in ! any land on earth where the h,gheat biddw on pub,ic bu " ine8 * was allowed I b ^"! d to remodel his bid and have the re modeled bid considered on equal basis with the original bids of the other par ties. The facts leading up to this situation are remarkable because they relate to a condition not often found where re publican officials of a county and re publican leaders unite to keep the two leading republican papers from being considered in letting the contract for the county printing. The Lewiston Teller that has the present contract has a cloud placed on its legality because of a decision ren dered by Judge Steele In a recent case now appealed to the supreme court This appeal could be heard In ten days if the commissioners w'ould agree that the case might go up to Boise but the commissioners deny the Teller a right to be heard though the full expense of carrying up the case for both sides was guaranteed by that paper. County printing consists of two classes, first, the publishing of legal notices, commissioner's proceedings, etc.: second, the printing and furnish ing of stationery for the several county offices. For the first class of this work the Teller la. ineligible because of the court's decision. But for the second class of work The Teller Is a qualified bidder and as such filed a bid which the commissioners would not consider, though County Attorney Crow's decision filed with the board A GREAT HOWL WENT UP FROM THE DEPARTMENT CLERKS Was Rumored that President Roosevelt Would Prescribe Longer Working Hours but There was Nothing to it WASHINGTON. Jan. 19.—There was a rumor abroad a few days ago that the president was going to issue an executive order to department clerks and employes that their working day would begin at 8 and end at 4:30. and my goodness gracious what a howl did go up. Well, why not. The United States government Is paying way-up salaries to men and women who for the very same services in civil life would get two hours more to the day and one-half as much money. There are departments of the government where the employees go to work at 8 o'clock and work till 5. The addition recently of half an hour to the working day has Increased the effectiveness of the present working force nearly one sixth, It Is said. The United States government Is not an elemosynary In stitution, but a great big firm doing business for the people of the United States, and these same people have a right to have their business done in a businesslike way. Those people who do not like to work under those condi tions for a good paymaster are always at liberty to leave—but none do. It is said that none resign and few die, and not one Is willing to resign, no matter what the hours, though they may "kick like bay steers" over the "imposition." As a matter of fact Unole Sain is the best paymaster in the world today. A man or woman of reasonable intelligence and ordinary decency once In government position is likely to end life right there, with pro motion as merit warrants, and pay every 15 days without discount or fail ure. Many government clerks complain of the routine and ''treadmill" existence jn a department. Well, is any kind of steady work properly performed other than "treadmill?" How about the woman who marries, cooks three meals a day 865 days in the year, makes beds once each of those days, washes on Monday 52 times a year, bakes bread yesterday morning is very clear as to the law, saying that it Is entirely within the discretion of the board. Besides the bid of The Teller two other bids were filed with the board one from the Nezperce Herald and the other from the Lewelston Tribune. When these bids w'ere considered and compared It was found that the Herald had submltteed a bid about one-third lower than the bid of the Tribune and that the saving to the county by ac cepting the Herald bid would be about $2,000 for the next two years. The bid of the Herald was accepted and ap proved and the others were marked "rejected." From this decision the Tribune ob jected on the ground that the Herald waa not a paper of general circulation wlthlln the meaning of the statue that the commissioners proceedings must be published In a paper of general circu lation most likely to give notice. On this point the former action of the board was rescinded and the whole matter put up to the county attorney. A written opinion from the county attorney was handed the board yester day and council for the several papers were heard before the board. The opinion and the arguments coincide In the fact that the provision of the law refers only to the printing of the county commissioners' proceedings and to no other part of the county printing, and that the commissioners have it in their discretion to segregate the bids and let the remainder of the contract where they please. In spite of this showing and In the face fo the fact that the items of the Herald's bid ranged from 25 to 50 per cent lower than the bid of the Tribune, the board declined to let the contract to the Her aid for that part of the work to which It was clearly entitled but did allow Tfie Tribune TS'amend Its UIRTanTTmake It as low as the bid of the Herald and hung up the whole contract on the question of circulation which will be decided by thç board by next Wednes df *y when the contract will be let. on Tuesday and Saturday of each of those 52 weeks, and so on through the whole train of housewifely duties? She Is earning her wages In making a home for her husband and children, but it is treadmill existence Just the same as that of the blacksmith who pulls off horse shoes Just to nail them on again, or the bank clerk who counts money eight hours each day, or the preacher who reads two sermons each Sunday, holds prayer-meeting In the middle of the week, and routines It through the whole seven days on visiting the sick, the Indigent, the indolent and the blackslider. After th'e rumor of an added hour to the day's work had seethed and boiled and slopped over some, the president announced that such an idea had never entered his head. The war department has been tor mented to the limit by people who try to collect old debts of army officers through the big department. The sec retary of war has announced that the war department Is not a collection agency, and it declines to be consid ered one, He says that of course an army officer should pay his debts. Just as any gentleman of honor would, but that in case they do not it is not the business of the war department make him do so. The secretary of war declares that the civil courts are the proper agents to determine whether or not and Indebtedness exists, and that it Is only when the non-payment of his debts by an officer threatens scandal to the esrvice that the war department will take any cognizance of it. Senator Depew is It. Governor Odell looked over the field and concluded that "Our Chauncy" was the best man In the running, so he spoke the word, and the New York legislature did the rest? Senator Depew says that was the way of It, and he ought to know, for Governor Odell has had him and all the members of the New York legislature guessing for some time. It is all right too. Senator Depew- is such a good story teller, and when he laughs In the senate chamber he elm ply wakes the echoes In the marble corridor. Nobody can be gloomy when Senator Depew is around. TO REPEAL POLL TAX LAW Msasurs Introduced by Hamill With That End in View BOISE," Jan. 18.—Representative Hamill of Canyon county has Intro duced a bill <H. B. No. 3«) for the re peal of the poll tax law. Mr. Hamilt states tbat the poll tax is not collected, in over half the counties of the state.; The tax is the occasion of more objec tions and ill feeling, as he ascertained' while serving as assessor of Canyon county, than a*ny other. Another rea son for the repeal of the poll tax law as Mr. Hamill sees It, is that a bill has been Introduced (the roadmasteer bill by Smith of Washington, H. B. No. 8) which provides for a road tax of 84 In cash, and should that be enacted the poll tax'would no longer be necessary. ENROLLMENT AT THE NORMAL One Hundred and Fifty On* Students in Attendanee The following Is a summary of the registration In ahe regular normal course at Lewiston State Normal school corrected to date, January 18, 190S, and subject to change thereafter as new registrations are made: Idaho—Nez Perce, 69; Latah, 80; Idaho, 82; Shoshone, 2; Kootenai, 2; Canyon, 8; Waehlngaon, 4; Ada, 8; Blaine, 1. Washington—Asotin, 8; Garfield, 8; Whitman, 2; Spokane, 2. Total. 151. KväöSäiT OF DIXIE CAMP Idaho County Mining District Will Come to the Front This Year GRÀNGEVrnCB, Tan. 1#—"Dixie has never been more promising than now," said Uncle Sam Dllllnger, the pioneer of tho camp. "There Is a great ledge, from 30 to 150 feet wide, that has been traced for five or six miles between Dixie to Buf falo Hump. 'It Is much the same for mation as the famous Treadwell ore, on Douglas Island, Alaska, but Is rich er, to the eye at leas^. There is a reg ular system of branch veins running off from the main lead, and some of the best mines of the country are lo cated on these branches—the McKin ley, the Ajax, the Dixie Quèen, and the Comstock. Some of these will one day be rich properties, the only question being that of method of treating the ores. There is enough gold in the Ore, and enough of the ore to make them great producers. "The Perry brothers have (lone a lot of work on the main ledge, not far from Dixie. Their ore looks fine. 'It Is reported that the Comstock Is to have six more stamps, enough to make ten In all, and a 30-ton cyanide leaching plant. The Comstock Is In the best of hands, and working right along. 'A mill Is to be put on the North Star, this season. In fact, the mill is now under construction. It is under stood that the property will soon go to work again, with plenty of money and energy. The gold In the Dixie country is pe culiarly fine and light, so fine that It will not amalgamate well, but floats off the plates. Some of the leaching processes seem to be necessary to save the values. The big Hogan property which is to have a 450-ton cyanide plant this spring, is being watched with deepest Interest by the people of Dixie, for the ore Is of much the same character, and if cyanide Is good for the Crooked River ores, it will be the making of Dixie." Mr. Dllllnger says that the Danford placers, four miles below- Dixie, on Crooked Creek, are to be worked ex tensively this season. A strong com pany has been organized in the east, with enough capital to thoroughly ex ploit the property. Mr. Dilllnger will leave in a few days for Lewiston, where he will spend the winter. TIME FOR DISTRICT COURT Judge Steele Will Open Spring Term Here. March 27 Judge Steele of the district court has set the time for holding court In Idaho. Nez Perce and Latah counties for the year 1905 as follows: Idaho county, at Orangeville—Feb ruary 20, 1905; August 28, 1905. Nez Perce county, at Lewiston— March 27, 1905, October 2, 1905, June 5. 1905. I«atah county, at Moscow—May- 8, 1905, November 13, 1905. INSPECTOR STILL No New Developments In Alfefett L and Fraud Investi- L falion Special inspector S. FV O'FallOn l is in the city investigating the leged land frauds" said Is have basis' perpetrated In this section by promi nent residents of Lewtaton Mae |Me no Information its yet Concerning tfr findings. To all questions Mr. O'FWloee maintains a stolid lndifforance and Ms far as finding out anything In oonneo tlon with his work he might jUst ne wel! be absent from the city as- to Mt here. The Interest In «he>«lM«flMk:4» still alive In the city *nf. t*e pubUo Is anxiously awaiting, grö news that will throw light on the eubject. It'»-, generally supposed that îtr. OVtt» has a retinue, of spebtel ' sS er s U e MVlM men In the city who «*e ' his orders. There hag been no It; tion however so far as me j knows that dueh Is u tact, *A'i was spread a few 4iyt Om* ft» *. Kelley who was regtaterqJUiMhwJMe linger was one of the s e cre t seprtof - men but the fact atlU remains sa muoh a mystery as ever as no one has been , able to atate that Kelley *has> bees lo cated. I i ■ During the peat few days, Mr. 0 * | fh> - Ion has been spending a portion of Me Urne In the local land one* t a king - note* In the contest case-of Mrs. Harris - vs. R. Chapman. Aside from this. In Is not known to have vlsitad the load ' office for any other purpose. Thoee who are directly accused of complicity In the "alleged frauds" still make tho statement that they fear nothing from the investigation, sa far en they are concerned. Aside from this as Other information is available from cial source. MRS. CHADWICK WEAKENS Said to be Suffering feem . Seth Rhysl- - • eel end Mentsl Colleges CLEVELAND, Dm J«-— Cnssle L. Chadwick Is said to I»« Ml* ' faring from physical and mental col- - lapse. Attorney Dawley «ajra «he IA afflicted with heart trouble and tmillA * not be nble to stand a trial In oourtMo < her present condition. Mrs. Chadwick I« said to have Ire- - quent fainting spells. The announce ment that Mr. Carnegie had decided t* reimburse Lorenz by the failure of thw Oberlin National bank, haa seemed tte greatly affect Mrs. Chadwick. ^ Dr. Chadwick called at the Jaij thlw. morning and spent half an hour Ifto conversation with his wife. He ad mitted to the Jail officials that he » thought his wife was n very atek woman. He asked to be notlfleed im mediately If there should be any dan— ■ gerous symptoms In her condition. _ Carnegie ie Paying Lessee ELYRIA. O., Jan. 18.—Andrew Car negie placed 815,000 in the hands of Rev. W. E. Cadmus, pastor of the Flrat Congregatlona) church of this city to day. to be distributed to the depositors t who lost their money in the failed Cit izen's National bank of Oberlin, ns a. result of the Chadwick loans. Mr. Car negie in a letter asked Mn Cadmus t«-. investigate among the students a* Oberlin college and learn the amountr they lost. When this is done. It te' understood, more money will be forth coming. Judge Steele of Oberlin wilt appoint a committee to Investigate the most worthy cases. Mr. Carnegie ha* also given Mr. Cadmus $3 000 to reim burse the Oberlin Y. M. C. A. Oapositors to be Paid in Pert OBERLIN, O., Jan. 18— It is now. definitely known that the depositors of the defunct Citizens' National bank, will receive at least 40 and possibly- SO* per cent of their money from the bank when Its affairs are finally settled. The experts who have been at work on thé banks books state that they hava found everything in unusually gooA, shape and the collateral on hand first class, with the single exception of the • Chadwick papers. ATHLETES INTERESTED 8, Many Schools Will Take Part in Con tests at Centennial PORTLAND, Jan. 19.—Athletes from all over the Pacific northwest are. showing a lively interest in ahe ath letic contests which will be a feature of the Lewis and Clark centennial. H. B. Conlbear, director of athletics at the University of Montana, has written that his school will send a team of ten men to take part In all the con tests. The Institutions which will probably be represented in the Inter collegiate contests are the Universities of Oregon. California. Washington, Idaho, Montana. .Utah, Wyoming, Ne vada and the agrii i It ora I colleges of Oregon, Washington. Montana and Utah, and the Whitman college.