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What is the Farmer to do?
One of the most useful and instructive pamphlets produced for use in the present campaign is entitled "The Farmer in Politics and Prosperity." It is issued by the republican national committee and copies may be procured free from tbe secretary of the republican league club iu Lewiston. Callers at the headquarters in the Adams block will be cheerfully furnished with copies and requests by mail will be promptly attended to. The collection of pamphlets issued this year by the republican party, which fully and intelligently answer the democratic argument is excellent. One entitled "Paramount Issues," which have from time to time been brought forward by the democrats and one after another been knocked out by actual experience is es. pecially interesting. Put the pamphlet on "The Famer in Politics and Prosperity" is one which every farmer should read. A chapter on banking where the new banking law is so plainly set forth as being a way where by the man with small capital may en gage in the banking business is in structive reading' The gist of the matter seems to be that the man who is relieved from undue severity in competition can succeed in almost any kind of business so long as tjiere is a demand for his product. But given a demand which has not increased in proportion to the in crease in supply, and given a competi tion with people with a lower standard of living, the result is bad. Our farmers must get out and do more diversified farming. A close attention to wheat with a neglect of other farm products does not insure success, especially to a man of small means. In the Tkcckr of June 22ml an article entitled "In Good Fortune, a bad Lesson," written by Nowtou Ilibbs, the well known versatile and gifted leader writer of Lewiston, con veyed tbe same idea. It was more pithily expressed but lacked the statistics drawn from government publications with which the pamphlet mentioned abounds. The republicans honestly say that they do not have a universal panacea for all the evils from which all the people in all lines ot employment and occupation are suffering. But the people are promised under a republican administration a wise and consistent government. The democrats promise everything to gain votes. They promise the wage earner that they will raise his wages. Quien sabe? They promise the farmer they will raise the price of wheat, know ing they can not do so in the face of the competition he has to meet. Unless, of course, they take up free silver, which they say now is not an issue in this cam paign. How will they raise the price of wheat? Quien sabe? By cutting the value of the dollar in two and doubling the uumber of dollars the price might be raised on paper. It is akin to the game played by the bunco man, who adver tised for 25 cents to show how to double money easily. The anxious inquirer is told take a fresh greenback and fold it in the middle once. He is assured that he thus doubles his money and every time that he looks at it he will see it iucreases before his eyes. But such methods are ridiculous. What the farmer is to do is to do what many eastern farmers are doing. Study carefully, the market and subscribe to the publications which the national govern ment and various state government issue so plentifully. Attend to the farm as any other business man attends to his Busi ness. Instead of organizing political clubs to right his wrongs by legislation let him organize co-operative institutions to do away with the middleman and put himself on a good footing. If cattle,sheep, corn, hogs, barley or any other farm pro duct pay better than wheat and have a domestic market let him raise such things instead of wliyat, which has to compete in foreign markets with foreigu raised wheat produced under such conditions the American can not tolerate. The price of wheat can not be raised by legislation. Neither can the price of silver. A law may be passed saying the price is increased, but if there is not a proper demand at that price, the result of the legislation will be far reaching and disastrous to other lines of business. Is the class cry raised by the demo crats wise? We are all American citizens. Many wealthy families of today came of farmers, blacksmiths, machinists, butch ers, grocers, and from all lines of indus try. Many of the prominent men of this country rose from what Bryan calls "the lowly walks of life." 'It is insulting to American manhood to talk thus. Here everyone is giveu an education by the state which fits the families of the lowli est, to quote Mr. Bryan, as well as the families of the highest, for any career. Here there are no lords, or people of high degree. All men are created free and equal. If any injustice obtains it is be cause there is something wrong with the voters. And the general fault with the voters who hold the majority vote is that they are too often led astray by the cry of class distinctions and vote foolishly. They should unite to sustain men who a a ' THE LEWISTON republican LEAGUE : : CLUB Meets every Friday Evening in the City Hall at 7:30. Busin ess, speaking, music, etc., every meeting. Everybody urged to £ come. Ladies espec t ially invited . • . • . show wisdom iu government and who re fuse to enter upon any discussion, the root of which is grounded in an acknow ledgement that classes exist iu a free republic. The republicans have only to show plainly, as they are showing today, that every prediction made by the derno ciats four years ago has failed to come to pass. Ask Bryan to specifically state what he will do and how he will do it to help matters which are not so bad as the calamity howlers would have us believe. But he will not say anything. He only talks about "I," "you" and "we," and talks disparagingly of "them" and "they." F.rnest McCuu,OUGH. WHAT THE REV. J. M. CLEARY St. Charles Church, Minneapolis, says of Ellis' History of the United Slates. Western Book Syndicate, Phoenix Building, Minneapolis. Gentlemen: I have examined Ellis' History of United States, in six volumes, by Edward S Ellis, which I have in my library, with considerable care. I am very much pleased with the work of the distinguished historian.. He seems to have completed his task with conscien tious care; the arrangement of the work is admirable and the excellent maps and copious marginal notes greatly facilitate the study of our country's history. I find that all the disputed points of his tory are treated with fairuessand honesty. The author gives due credit to all the discoverers and explorers. He imputes no bad or sordid motives but leaves the student of history to form his own con clusions from the facts presented. It is in this candid spirit that history should be written. Mr. Ellis imparts a wholesome lesson to all compilers of his tory. I sincerely hope that this admira ble work may find a ready sale. It will, I am sure, accomplish a great amount of good in making clear to all students of the history of our beloved country, its glorious record. He has earned the gratitude of all honest Americans in thus presenting to the public an honest work of study and scholarly research. With becoming gratitude for the pleas ure and profit the work has afforded me, I very truly yours, J. M. Ci.KARy, St. Charles Church BUYING APPLES. L. A. Porter is now paying cash for all fancy, well packed apples. Parties hav ing good fancy stock should see him. 2W Patrons of the Star saloon will find' their headquarters now in the building lately occupied by the Reception saloon. W. L. Boise moved his slock into the new location Monday. —Cudahy's Celebrated Rex brand ot hams and bacon at Wildenthaler's. —Wildentlialer's, headquarters for all kinds of Schilling's Best goods. LOST. At the fair grounds between the grand stand and the pavilion, a buckskin purse with two pockets in it. Had about f 15 iu silver in it. If found, leave at the TELLER office and receive reward. —Wildentlialer delivers fresh bread twice a day all over the city. Leave orders with the delivery man for groceries. _ NOTICE. The Prescription Drug store is now lo cated at the place formerly occupied by the Fashion. Captain Schattner, well known as a competent and thorough pharmacist, personally compounds all prescriptions and private recipes, thereby insuring that thoroughness so essential in all prescription work. HhHE TO STAY D. RUSSELL MORRIS UP TO DATB MERCHANT TAILOR NO FIT, NO SALE, SATIS F A C T 1 O N GUARANTEED. Call and be CONVINCED Hon. J. T. Morrison, republican candidate for congress, will address the Lewiston public Oct. 19th. J NEXT TO DENT & BUTLER'S , %/LhAAA *■*«*«■*■* 1 11 H***** ** *t ' PEACE DECLARED. Why devote all your time reading aliout the Boer war and the gold fields of Alaska? There are other matters of vital importance. You may make a trip east and will waut to know howto travel. In order to have the best service use the W isconsin Central Railway between St. Paul and Chicago. For rates and other information write Janies A. Clock, Gen eral Agent, Portland. Oregon. 47tf COUNTY AUDITOR'S REPORT. Lewiston, Idaho, Oct. 9, 19 ,0. lo the Honorable Board of County Com missioners. Gentlemen—I herewith sub mit mv quarterly report for the quarter ending Octolier 6, 1900: Cash on hand as per last report £11,274 6t Received from the following sources: Delinquent taxes for the year 1893........$ 53 43 "° 1894.. 327 17 do 1895.. 17896 do 1896.. 257 17 do 1897. 133 91 do 1898.. 17766 do 1S99.. 1444 86 Settlement of J. B. Morris ex-treasurer 184253 Bond forfeiture in F. M Potter case...... 700 00 Fines by R A Lang ford,probate judge I62 85 Fines by P E Stookey clerk of court........ 40 00 Fiues by J D Me McConkey, justice of ibe peace......... 1500 Licenses................. 1950 67 State of Idaho,school money................. 231210 Fees by J \V Rozeu sheriff.................. 148 35 Fees by P E Stookey clerk of court, etc 804 95 Fees by R A Lang ford, probate judge 261 75 Institute fees by Co. school snpt........... 1000 Sale of school books by various districts 27 85 10,849 21 niSUURSKMENTS. Taid warrants on the 22,123 82 current ex pe n se fund................... 3475 27 ' warrant redemp tion fund.............. 2286 97 * Count road fund. 110 40 ' Dist road fund... II12 58 1 School fund........ 3*17 17 ' Gen'ral road fund 222 73 ' City of Lewiston license apportion ment.................... 68466 ' State of Idaho, state appor t i o n - ment ................... IO56 OO 12,065 78 Balance on hand...... 10,058 04 Apportioned in the following funds: Current expense fund 9740 Institute fund......... 60 75 General road fund...* 170 86 Redemption fund..... 3388 72 State of Idaho......... 9 60 School fund............ 6529 24 District road fund...,. 666 29 County road fund.... 18 21 10,941 07 overdrawn: Warrant redemption fund................... 411 01 Bond tax sin king fund.................... 307 35 Bridge fund............. 16367 88303 10,058 04 Balance on hand...... Respectully submitted. n-5t P. E. Stookey, Comity Auditor. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Senate Joint Resolution No. 12. By Heg sted. A joint resolution to submit to tlie elec tors of the State of Idaho for rejection or approval, an amendment to section 11 of article nine of the constitution of the State of Idaho, relating to investing of school fund. Be it resolved by the legislature of the Statç of Idaho: Section 1. That section eleven of arti cle nine of the constitution of the State of Idaho, be amended.to read as fqllows: Section 11. The permanent educational funds oilier than funds arising from the disposition of University lauds belong ing to the state, shall be loaned ou first mortgage on improved farm lands within the state; state, United States, or school district bonds, or state wartauts, under such regulations as the legislature may provide. Provided, That no loan shall be made of any amount of money exceeding one third of tbe market value of the lands at tbe time of the loan, exclusive of build ings. Section 2. The question to be submit ted to the electors of tlie state, at the next general election shall be in form as follows, to-wit. "Shall section 11 of article uine of tlie constitution of the State of Idaho Ire amended to enlarge tbe powers of the state board of land commissioners, iu loaning school money." Passed the senate March ist 1899. Passed the house March 3rd, 1899. State of Idaho I Department of State, j I, M. Patrie, secretary of state of the State of Idaho, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and correct copy of a joint resolution adopted by the legisla ture of the State of Idaho at the fifth session, submitting a certain amendment to the constitution to the electors of the state, as shown by the original enrolled joint resolution on file in this depart ment. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused lo be af fixed the great seal of the state. Done at Boise, the capital, this Fifteenth day of September, in [Seal] tbe year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred, and of the Inde pendence of the United States of America, the one hundred and twenty-fifth. ti-6 M. Patrie, Secretary of State L. 6. NEAL. UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER And dealer in furniture, picture frames and moulding, White .Wheeler & Wilson, and New Home sewing machines. Ma chines to rent. Telephones: Store, 962; residence, 875. Nothing like iti That is whal everybody says about the WEISGBRBER Strictly a first class article and atwolutely pure. Can be had Iu keg or bott le. I The California Dray and Express W. B. MATHEWS, Proprietor. All orders promptly tended to. Call or leave orders at Thatcher & Kling, Tel. Ill at e. texierTH THE PIONEER GROCER. A full line of select family Groceries. Fruits and vegetables in season. Good value for your money. Prompt delivery. L Mala Stret, betweea 2a4 tad 3rd. L. L. STRONG, Undertaker and Embalmed Room« in new Eichenberger block i Stenography Typewriting. 4 ! All Work l>ooe Promptly. Adrian R. Sweet. £ IHiinard Block. GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY NONE BETTER SOLID VESTIBULE!) TRAINS PALACE DINING, SLEEPING AND OBSERVATION CARS. MEALS-A LA CARTE TOURIST CARS OF THE LATEST DÇSIGNS . • . ; . Close connection Last and West-bound at Spokane with trains of the O. H. Ik N. Com pany. Direct connection at St. Paul, without change of depot, with all trains for Chicago. New York, Boston. Philadelphia. Omaha and all points West and South. Leaves Spokane daily for Least at 10:1% a.in. Leaves Spokane paily for West at 7:45 p, m. West-bound trains make direct connection for Seattle. Tacoma. Portland, San Francisco and ail points on the Sound. bast-bound trains, during the season of navigation, connect at Duluth with the mag nificent steamships Northwest anJ North land of the Norttiern steamship Company operated in connection with the Great North ern Hallway. For further Information, maps, folder«, etc., apply to any agent of the O. K A Company, or to F. 1 . Whitney, H. a. Jackson, Gen'l Pats. A Tkt. Agt. Commercial Agent, ~ ' ~ Wi St. Paul, Minn. Spokane. wa»h H. T MADGWICK, Contracter aid BiiUlff I.BWISTON, IDAHO G. KRESS, Jawalar * Watchmaker. REPAIRIMO A SPECIALTY. Mala Streak Paatotfke Bleck. THC. WeinharcUDepot Main at., opp. Damas building. CHUS. PARKER, Proprietor Old Hermitage, and other fine Castle Whiskies, Imported Wines, Brandy, Qin and %)1 varieties of leading case goods together with .... v - La Flora Ac Alfonso, and Fiesta de Oro Ci gars, and....... W E I N H A R D'S BEER, itiii Comprehend ■ first-dan stock of Wines. _ and cigars which I ufier lo lha Lewiston public CHAS PAHkl FRUIT BOXES OF ALL KINDS MANUFACTURED BY THE Winchester Lumber CO O O O # l| WINCHESTER jj LUMBER CO., (I Winchester, Idaho. Range Meat Mai ket DILL BROT HERS, Prop's. Dealers in all, kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats. Sausages and Fancy pleats a specialty. We would be pleased to receive a portion of your patronage Bast Main Strata. Lewiston, In» & — Donzac P C . Wines, Liquors and Cigars. ► Mallory & Lydon Livery Stable. (Martin Collin's Old Bland) Lewiston, Idaho. LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLE. New Rigs, New Stock, Everything up tc date. Calls will receive prompt attention. 'Phone No. 17. City Meat Market tel - 117 FISCHER-THOMPSON COMPANY, Props. Dealers. in. All. Kinds. of. Meats. POULTRY AND GAME IN SEASON. Highest price paid for live stock. Courteous treatment Prompt delivery. Wildeuthaler building, Lewiston, Idaho. HOTEL DE FRANCE. W. H. Davidson raorumns. Complete«! remodelled. Every thing firstdaas. Rates, $) to $2 per Day F. W. Kettenbach. tinta» ML» Lewiston, Idaho, © R&N EAST. To tho Gives the oholoe of Two Transcontinental ROUTES Oregon Great North'n Ey VIA SPOKANE MINNEAP OLIS ST. PAUL AND CHICAGO Short Line VIA SALT LAKE DENVER OMAHA AND KANSAS CITY Ocean Hteamers leave Portland every Five Days for SAN FRANCISCO. Hteamers leave Lewiston daily at 0 a. in.,* cnmieotijig at Itiparia with trains for oust utid west. Returning, leave Ufparlu at 6 a. in. Hteamer leaves l,ewi ton every Huitduy, 5:80 p. in. for Wild Unose Itnpids (-tage of water per mitting). For further information ap ply to <J. W. MOUNT, or Geii'l Agent, W. H. HURLBURT, Lewiston • Ass't Uen'l Passenger Agent Portland, Oregon