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THE LEWISTON EVENING TELLER
Volume 24 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1900. Number 143 w § m HUNTING SEASON OPENS AUGUST 15 We have a full stock of shells in all sizes of shot, different bores—10, 12 and 14, powder and shot, cleaners, in fact everything you need except the game ** „■* DENT & BUTLER, Drugs. Tele P 5 hone rv VWVV V'TVVVVVTTV 1 Wickless Blue Flame Oil Stoves EASY TO OPERATE ABSOLUTELY SAFE No smoke or smell, and are pronounced so by all users. Kl I CHEN COOLERS for this warm weather 2S6, Main St. FLETCHER HARDWARE CO. tA ak aw A A aw AAA AAAAAAAA a. a. a. a a. A. A. 1 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWMWY WWW GENTLEMEN .. We have just received from WILSON BROS, the VERY LATEST and MOST FASHIONABLE DRESS SHIRTS & & Call and inspect them J* J* u* jk v * J* jb OUR HAT SALE IS STILL ON Wholesale Retail O. A. KJOS PURIFICATION OF WATER W ATER is no more necessary to life than pure water is to health. Be cause persous have drank ques tionable water and still live is no evi dence that they would not have lived |>etter on pure water. Because one sur vives a dose of poison, it is is no reason that poison is good or harmless. IT IS REASONABLE, if a badly polluted water causes severe and fatal disease, that slightly impure water may slowly undermine the health by being the cause of a host of ailments and inabilities of body for which the suf ferer finds no apparent cause. When a city is supplied with only doubtfully pure water, no family should Ik without a private filter. I We arc Sole Agents for the i l PASTEUR GERM PROOF FILTER. I Call and See Them Work The CASH HARDWARE STORE MORE TROUBLE Uprising in Hankow re ported by the French Consul. ALLIES MAY BE CUT OFF No Word Heard From Them lince August 17—'Germany's Reply to Prince Li. Paris, Aug. 23.—The French consul Houknow wires news of an attempt at uprising which occurred during the night of August 21. A band of Chinese tried to set fire to the house adjoining the customs bank which is adjacent to the British concession with an evident object of pillaging the bank and burning the European quarters. The viceroy how ever, took immediate steps and arrested the ringleaders, siezing at thè same time arms and documents demonstrating the existence of a secret society and organ ized plot. Two of the leading culprits were decapitated and their heads subse quently exhibited from the center of the Chinese town. Twenty others were im prisoned. More trouble is feared when the flight of the emperor to the west, if it is true, becomes known. The Hanhow is situated on the river Huan at a point where it enters the Yong Tse. London, Aug. 23.—The foreign con suls at Shanghai not having received any thing from I'ekin later than August 17, fear that the Chinese troops operating along the rear of the allies are cutting off their communications. Jhe blockade of press dispatches at the Che Foo telegraph office continues but not in a way to in terfere with the official dispatches which are put ahead. The attempted uprising at Hanknow is causing much uneasiness. In all 27 war ships are assembled at Shanghai and Woo Sung, their crews numbering 7000 men. The German government's reply to Li Hung Chang's peace negotiation proposi tion is: "Owing to lack of any properly credited authority on Chinese side, the government of Germany can not enter into negotiations." A Help to Prison Reforms Brusskls, Aug. 23—The Internation al Prison Congress delegates which are ar riving at Brussels promises to be the most notable gathering of its kind ever held. Invitations were issued to every civilized nation to appoint delegates to the con gress and nearly every invitation has been accepted. Every phase of the prison question will be discussed. The program is concerned entirely with prac tical problems, some of have never liefore received attention at a gathering of this kind. One of these is the matter of recoin peiising a person who suffers from a crime. Pri on administration will re ceive a good share of attention. The subject of intermediate sentences, which at present exist nowhere except in a few American states will be given particular consideration and the American delegates are expected to explain the workings of the law. Caring for the health of pris oners will lie considered in all phases of the question and another matter to re ceive much attention is the problem of the habitual criminal and the devising of the best method of punishing him more severely than other prisoners. Won't Have Adlal. Chicago, Aug. 2t.—The latest reports received here indicate that the national populist committee, which meets in this city on the 28th inst , may not be as har monious as predicted when the executive committee was in session here early in the month. The meeting is called for the purpose of selecting a candidaie for the vice-presidency. When Mr. Towue declined the nomination of the populists it was generally supposed Mr. Stevenson would receive the populist endorsement by general consent. The correspondence which has taken place among members of the national committee of the party since the executive committee meeting makes it plain that this result, while ap parently still probable, will not be accom plished without a struggle. Indeed, it is said that many of the leaders of the party are strongly urging that the committee shall name an independent candidate. Those who take this position include a majority of the officers of the national committee, among them being Chairman Butler and Treasurer Washburn, who are pronounced in their views. Vice Chair man Edmistou is also said to incline to wards the opinion that wisdom demands that the populists have a candidate of their own in the field. Secretary Edgerton is credited with be ing file only officer of the organization who is friendly to the innorsement of Mr. Stevenson's candidacy. Mr. Stevenson's friends claim that Edgerton is working ef fectively in their behalf. The best can vass of the committee they have been able to make causes them to feel hopeful of the result. Still those now committed to the course are considerably below u ma jority. Rumors of a new Compromise. Nrw York, Aug. 23.—It is said in city railroad circles well informell that some kind of a deal of traffic agreement will be arrived at between the-great Northern and the Northern Pacific for a strict maintenance of rates, and that the agree ment wi'l also provide that each road shall have the undisputed sway in its own territory. There will he no more can vassing for business by the Great North ern in territory of the Northern Pacific or by the Northern Pacific in the Great Northern's. Limits of térritory of the roads will be mutually agreed upon, and should these conditions lie brought about it would redound to the profits of the roads not only in absolute maintenance of rates, but also in the less expense in volued in securing business. It is said that the Uuiou Pacific and O. R. & N. may also be parties to compact- The agreement will, if consumated, apply not only to land lines, but to the traus-Pa cific lines.of the companies. Just how much truth there is in these rumors is at present hard to discover, but it can be said on very excellent authority that the relations lietween the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern are at present very harmonious. Omaha Shows Decrease Washington, Aug. 23.—-The popula tion of the city of Omaha, Nebraska, ac cording to the official count of the re turns of the census enumerator is 120,555 for 1900 against 140,452 in 1890. These figures show for the city a de crease in populaliqn ol 19,847 or 26 per cent from 1890 to 19x1. This is the first decrease in population so far as shown in tlie enumeration of large cities. In official circles the charge is made that rolls ten years ago were added. It is claimed that old hotel registers were utilized in swelling the population of the city at that time. A Wi.d Railroad Rumor. A party of engineers pitched camps at Nezperce last Monday. The people gazed upon them with as much interest as kids watch a circus company. In a few hours the rumor went abroad that a railroad was coming to town in n very short time Town lots and farm lam's advanced in price 100 per cent in a few hours. It finally was learned that Oli ver's party of government land surveyors had decided to resj a day at Nezperce en roule from the work of sectionizing a township on the Salmon river. Travel ing engineers should respe-ct the feelings of the people these times and lie careful not to cause undue excitement. Land values especially arc subjected to violent disturbances freu» the effe-cts of wild rail road rumors. Suicide at Auatone. Marion Shellnian, a well known fann er who lives near the timber west of Anatone shot himself last night, from which instant death resulted. The un fortunate man hail l>eeiv suffering an ab eration for some time, and he had been under survcilance at home. Last night Mrs. Shellnian, who had become ex hausted from a long vigil, fell asleep. Her husband stole out of the room, se cured a gun and the report awakened the faithful watcher. A search revealed the man lying prostrate with a bullet hole in his head. Mr. Shellnian was alxnit 55 years of age. He leayes a family of wife and three children. He was a respected citizen of Asotin county. having lived in that community for ten or twelve years. BRYAN ON TIME Arrives in Topeka to Ac cept the Populist Nom ination. ROBBED IN A SLEEPER Myiterlout Hold Up on the North western near Omaha—$50,000 the Amount. Torrka, Kan., Aug. 23.—Mr. Bryan arrived in Topeka at 11 n. m. today. He came to this city by appointment to re ceive the official notification of his nomi nation to the presidency at the hands of the national populist party. The city presented very much of a holiday ap pearance when the train pulled into the railroad station. The march from the depot was an ovation. Thomas M. Patterson of Colorado, per manent chairmen of the national popu list convention, wus called upon to make the notification speech. Mr. Patterson spoke at some length. His speech was received with hearty applause. Hon. A W. Rucker, also of Colorado, gave Mr. Bryan an official notification of his en-' dorsemeutby the United States monetary league. Mr. Bryan replied at considerable length accepting the trust, and pointed out the issues common to the fusion par ties. Robbed In a Sleeper. . Omaha, Neb., Aug. 23—Ed ward E. llulcli, assistant cashier of the Omaha National bank, was assaulted in a berth on the Northwestern road near Boone, Iowa, early this morning and robbed of $50,000. On the arrival of the train in this city he was removed to his home and a physician summoned. While seriously hurt his injuries are not dangerous. Mr. anil Mrs. Amoiictti, also of this city, were victimized by the robbers to the extent of a small sum. The affair is a very toys terious one. Every one in the car was asleep at the time. There is no clue as to who the }>erpctrators of the robbery are. Mr. Batch is recovering conscious ness. When able to talk may shed some light on the affair. Tbe Rain Has Come The raiu which started in last night by spells resolved itself today into a steady fall and continued all day. The resultof this rain, while a source of much benefit to the city, owing to the fact that the streets are benefited materially, laying the dust and giving residents on tlie hill plenty of water out of hours, and comes as a boon to tlie water company, lessen o BUYS ONE OF EASTMAN'S BROWNIE CAMERAS ONE ROLL OF FILMSTNCLUI) ED....SEND US ONE DOLLAR IN STAMPS and WE wiu, MAIL IT TO YOU, POSTAGE PAID Owl Drug Store Wholesale and retail ing the kicks which have lately been numerous, and it also has a tendency to swell the river, which has been falling at a rapid rate lately, thus insuring better river service. But the rain coming at this time, few persons realize the damage that is being done to the wheat which still stands in the field. The grain already in the stack or threshed will not be damaged to any degree, but that which is still un cut and in the field will very likely bleach the grain. It is fortunate that two-tliirds of the graju in the Lewiston alley is cut, but north of the city and in the Potlatch country the grain is nearly all standing. Outlook Very Encouraging. Major Frank A. Fenn, chairman of the republican state central committee, who arrived in the city last night, ha\ing l>een looking over the political situation in Idaho county for the past few days, states that politics in that secti >n look very promising for the republicans. He said he had not visited all sections of the state as yet having only taken in a part of the southern and a part of the north ern section, but' the communications * which he received from places he had not visited were very encouraging. He said: "There is no doubt in my mind what ever over the outcome of the next elec tion. I believe the republicans will carry the state by an overwhelming majority. Hon. Judge Standrod anil P. K. Brunner will open the campaign in this section, beginning Sept. 11 ; speaking at Leland first and then coming here. Judge Standrod is a very able speaker and will place his views liefore the peoplp in a « ------ sss ta very intelligent manner. I had exp, cled to spend another day here; but owing to the preliminary work of opening I must return to Boise as soon as jrossible anti expect to reach there in a very few days. I will go via Spokane." to J N Stacy for Senator. J-N. Stacy of Lewiston was a visitor here Saturday. Without any ado about it Mr, Stacy is doing as much for our state and people as any man within our bor ders. The history of his labors for free homes for the reservation homesteaders is but a counterpart of his ambition forge ahead every interest of our com monwealth. Such a man is safe in legis lative halls or any other position of trust because our people will know just where to find him every time.—Canyon Echo. J. N. Stacy has represented Nez Perce county ably as state senator as an ardent Republican, has labored hard to secure the passage of the free homestead taw. He was successful in secuHug a fair ap propriation for our Lewiston State Nor mal school of $15.000, and an additional $7,51x1 with which the two dormitoriea were built, also all legislation in the in terest of tlie growth of the state received promut attention. Should the party again see fit to nominate him, and should he again lie elected, we have no doubt business entrusted to him will have the same careful consideration as in the past. His personal card of 1898 was as follows: "ForState Senator, J. N. Stacy, Free Homesteads and equal rights to every American citized' 'native or foreign born, man or woman,' Your Uncle Jim." Struck by a Switch Engine. Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 21.—Gus Knab was instantly killed this morning on the Northern Pacific tracks. He was walking along the second track in the direction of an approaching freight train, and did not hear tlie switch euging la-hind which struck him squarely in the back, tearing a great hole in the mail's body and hurl ing him several feet from the track. He died instantly. letters found on the demi man's per son show that lie has a sister, Emma Knab, living at Armor, Erie county, Pa. WE SELL W ATE R M AN'S IDEAL FOUNTAIN PENS BECAUSE WE CAN GUARANTEE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. A COMPLETE LINE OF T H E M C O N STANTLYON HAND AT PRICES RANG ING FROM $2.50 to $6 EACH. Thatcher & Kling .