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LEWISTON DAILY TELLER. Volume 25 LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1901. Number 8x. r FO FANCY WORK A choice selection of stamped em broidery, silks and Battenberg bi tiid and Indian pillows. THE FASHION VVTV 1 The largest and most complete line of Hot Water Bags for Cold Weather can be found at DENT & BUTLER Telephone 15. THE DRUGGISTS ® IF IN NEED of a BUGGY or fà 1 a SPRING WAGON, LOOK mm AT OUR STOCK. WE HAVE some BARG AINStoCLOSE OUT :::::::::: FLETCHER HARDWARE COMPANY SHEPARD PLAID AN EXTRA GOOD SHEPARI) PLAID SUITING 30 INCHES WIDE DOUBLE FOLD....OWING TO A VERY FOR TUNATE PURCHASE WE are ABLE to OFFER YOU a DOZEN PIECES of THESE GOODS. VALUE 20c a YARD AT a PRICE YOU WILL PAY FOR ORDINARY CALICOS...OUR PRICES DURING INVENTORY HME IS r 3 as 3 £ a» n 7 2 C '<W,WAWW,WWW O. A. KJOS. BAILEY'S RIBBED BACK RUBBERS Made of pure rubber. Fit better. Wear longer. Made strongest where rubbers usually wear out first at the heel. THE FAIR... 3 I Cost no more than common Rubbers .? 4 && Why not wear the best?*? 4 ** 4 «* The Place to Save Money |j J J 3 $ 1 3 $ i DIVIDE THE TIME The Senate Will Divide the Time Between the Army and Subsidy Bills. REAPPORTIONMENT BILL CONSIDERED The Hopkins Bill Will Meet With Determined Opposition From States That Will Lose Votes. Washington, Jan. 4. —The general expectation among the senators is that the first few days of the time of the sen ate will be devoted to the consideration of the army reorganization bill, but there is some disposition to make an arrange ment for a division of time that will per mit of the continued presentation of the ship subsidy bill during a part of each day. When the committee on order of busi ness representing the republican side of the senate made the subsidy bill the reg ular order of business at the beginning of the present session, there was an under standing that when the army bill should be presented for consideration the other measures should be laid aside temporar ily, if considered necessary, in ordet.to secure the prompt passage of the army bill. There is appearantlv a disposition on the part of some senators partially to disregard this agreement, and the friends of the subsidy bill, most of whom are also supporters of the army bill, are try ing to secure an understanding fot con finement of the discussion of the army bill to the morning hour of the senate's daily proceedings, giving the time each day after 2 o'clock to the subsidy bill. The house will probably dispose of the reapportionment bill this week, although Chairman Burton of the river and harbor committee is inclined to contest the right of way of the census committee. The re apportionnient bill, carrying out as it does a constitutional requirement is a matter of higher privilege than an ap propriation bill, and if Chairman Hop kins insists, it probably will be given priority. Mr. Hopkins, however, may yield if he finds that any large propor tion of the members will not return from their holiday vacation in time to vote up on the measure this week. A determ ined fight will be made against his bill, by members from states which would lose representatives under it, and Mr. Hop kins desires a full house when the vote is taken. He is confident his measure will carry with a full attendance. In any event neither Mr. Hopkins nor Mr. Bur ton desires to proceed tomorrw, so that the session tomorrow will be probably brief and unimportant. Ed Rice Cut His Throat. BOISE, Jail. 4.—Edward Rice, a mur derer under sentence of death, at'empted to commit suicide at the penitentiary. He j cut a gash 10 inches long across his ! throat, severing the windpipe. The I wheezing sound made by the wind pass J ing through the wound attracted the at ! tent ion ol a guard. The man is in a crit ical condition. Rice was convicted of the murder ol Matt Mtiley in Wallace in October last and was to have been hanged yesterday, but an appeal stayed the execution. It is not known how he secured the knife he used. Jt was an iron case knife sharpened to a razor edge. Since his in carceration he has eaten from the guard's table. There are no iron knives, noth ing but silver-plated. He has not in the knowledge of the warden or the guards, had an iron knife in his hands or oppor 1 tunity to get one. ! In pursuance of his evident determi ! nation to take his life, Rice so hung his ! coat as to hide his bed from the eyes of ! t he guard unless he came directly into i the corridor. After the man had been yet is be O. of made as comfortable as possible, Rice said to Warden Hailey: "Those men (the regular convicts) do not like me, they have arranged to take me out tonight and hang me. I do not want to bang, yet I want to die, I am inpocent." It is the opinion of the warden and guards that his. trouble, the dread of death on the scaffold, had unhinged his mind. It was a dreadful sight that was presented in the cell. Rice had twice cut through the windpipe. With hia finger he wrote in blood on the wall the word "Nan." What this signifies is not known." GATHERING AT BOISE Lobbiests and LsgislaUrs Rolling into the Capital—Tim Hency Has an ax to Grind. Boise, Jan. 4 —Members of the legis lature are rapidly assembling, and there is now quite a large colony. Applicants for positions are also numerous, and there are some persons already on the ground who are interested in measures to be considered. Among the latter is O. Fuller from Orofino. He states his mission to be principally in the interests of the new county they hope to make from Shoshone and Nez Perce counties. "Four years ago," said he, "a bill to this effect was introduced and passed, but was' vetoed by the governor on the ground that we could not support a county. Things have changed since then, our business having increased wonderfully, and our taxation is now five times aa large. It is now as hard for us to reach our county seat, Wallace, as it is to come to Boise. From Orofino, for instance, to Wallace is 300 miles. We need a new county; have the business to justify it and will t< y our prettiest to make it a go this time." Tim Heney, one of the representatives from Shoshone county, came early, so it is rumored, in order that he might take by the forelock in the way of impressing on Governor Hunt the advisability of abolishing martial law in Shoshone county and securing other actions favor able to the miners' union element of that section, of which Mr. Heney is and has for a long time been a leader. His at tention was called to the article that ap peared recently in the Wallace Tribune, to the effect that there would be no elec tion of United States senator until the de mands of the miners' union men for abolition of martial law and other "relief' had been complied with. He said he knew nothing about it. He was inclined to be rather reticent. of Rights on Forest Reserves Washington, Jin. 4.—The govern ment proposes to appeal to the United States supreme court from the decision of the United States district, court iu ,the case affecting the right of congress to delegate its authority to the secretary of the interior to make rules and regulations as to grazing upon forest reservations and grant permits and fix penalties. The commissioner of the general land office, while holding the authority given to the secretary of the interior to Ire ample without futher legislation, believes it will be well to settle the disputed question as recommended to congress by the secre tary. This recommendation is that there should be a special act passed which shall determine the question and define the rights of the public upon the Uuited States forest reservations and as to the conditions under which the secretary may issue permits for grazing purposes when the tax may justify. The Niagara Falls Power Co. Niagara Fam.s, Jan. 4 —The machin ery of the new installation of electric power in the huge plant of the .Niagara Falls Power Uo., has been set in motion. The wheel pit is an enormous cutting in the solid rock, nearly two hundred feet deep and wide and can accommodate ten turbine wheels, each of over 5,000 horse power. This is the largest hydraulic plant in the world until the completion of the installation at Massena Springs, where the St. Lawrence river is harnessed to the extent of 110,000 horse power. Hungarian Peasant Ball. New York, Jan. 4.— The Hungarian peasant ball tonight will be a lively affair. Hungarian peasant life will be depicted in many pleasant ways, There will 1 * scores of "sikas" (Hungarian cowboys) and hussars on horseback, and pretty girls in national Hungarian cos tumes galore. The national dances, such as "Csardas," "Magyarkor," "Palotos," "Frias" and "Lason" will be performed as only Magyars can dance them. Mar of by form its by j riage and divorce mills will lie in full 1 operation. FIXING THE TERMS The Powers are now Busy With the Question of Indemnity. DIFFICULTY EXPECTED WITH COMMERCIAL Treaties—No Power Must Retain Ad vantages That now Exist-—All Must be Harmonious. of to of Washington, Jan. 4.—Following, at at an interval of one day, clow upon his announcement that the Chinew emperor had decreed the acceptance of the Pekin agreement, Minister Conger cabled the state department under date of Pekin, Jan 2, that the next step had been taken and that the ministers had been notified formally, not only that the agreement was accepted by the Chinew government but that the government felt able to to guarantee a performance of the condi tions imposed. It was apprehended that there would be much difficulty in wtting the important subject of indemnities, and the rearrangement Of the commercial treaties between cftina and the powers, which is provided for only iu general terms in the agreement, it Is expected to prewnt equal difficulties In the arrange ment of details. It is absolutely eswntial to harmonious relstions in the future that there shall be no discrimination in the making of thew treaties. If by covert arrangement one power is to obtaiu commercial advantage over the others, the result will be the cauw of dissatisfaction. Therefore, it is within the bounds of probability that the outcome of the negotiations under this subhead of the agreement, touching com mercial arrangements, will be the framing of something like a general convention, which may be sighed collectively or single by the powers, but which will insure uni form treatment to all. The Chinese government's guarantee of its ability to perform the acts called for by the agreement is now expected to be followed by the prompt arrest and pun , limn j * f IlfilVVI eVwWWwWeewWWlVweWV n IWVVVVVwwwwWwwWR INDIAN CURIOS * Calendars. Moccasins. Bags, Batkat, etc.. Arrow Heads, mounted and unmounled, tin mounted Opals SOc lo *W. tickings, Carbon Plioiogiaphs. Photograveurs, Cameras and Photo Supplies. Picture Frames. Artists' Ma terials. A Fine Line of Photograph Albums. Lewiston Views ed and in Books..... , H p, The Art Store : Hcnrv Fair 3M. MAIN ST. . ■■..m..o..o. ,o**MI UUIAMMUl mnwiwiTnfTt Price 25 Cents Warranted For One Year All our regular 40 cent tooth brushes will be sold at the above figures. Owl Drug Store L WHOLESALE AND RETAIL |Wl We Do Not Eudeavor to sell our cus tomers the cheapest goods in Lewiston, but we do sell them the best. Call And See Our fine gloves. In kid, ; we have white, tans, reds; in fact, all the new shades Some are silk lined, some are unlined. Every pair warranted. Meuli & Lomax Gents Furnishers is of for be * * iahment of the Boxer leadera and sympa thizera who are named in the decree of lut September, as follow«: Prince Chwan, Prince Vih, Secondary Princes Tsai Dien and Twi Ying, Prince Tuan, Duke Twi Lan, the president of the con- ' •orate; Ying Nien, assistant grand secre tary ot the civil board, and Chao. Wm C. Whitney's Ball. Nsw Your, Jan. 4. — William C. Whitney wilt open hia new Fifth Avenue Palace tonight with a ball that ia ex pected to be one of the Urgent and haud sotnest given for yean in this city.' The ball ia given in honor of Mr. Whitney*« niece, Miss Helefi Barney, the debutante daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Bar ney. The Whitney palace will be for the first time opeued to the public. Much curiosity has been manifested in regard to ita adornments, which are re ported to be magnificent Mr. Whitney, with a party of friends, came exprewly from his winter mansion in Aiken, S. C., to attend thiaball. Misa ''Barney, in whow honor the ball ia given, is one of the most attractive of this w«son's debutantes. Sht is a great favorite with her uncle, Mr. Whitney, •nd it is believed will inherit a Urge •lice of his fortune. The cotillion will be ted by Worthington Whitehouw, cham pion and record-breaking cotillion leader for Mew York's four hundred. Inside, the palace is Venetian, and is decorated in the style of the Italian renaissance. The floors are of marble, the walls and ceilings are in while and gold. Pictures of pricelew value adorn the walla. One of thew is Vankyke's portrait of Charles I. Amoug the decorations is the marvel lous tapestry, "The Gathering of the Gods." Above the fireplace is a picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds for which £40,000 was paid by Mr. Whitney. ' DIAMONDS ^ Diamond Jewelry, Rings, etc. Diamonds in a vari ety of sizes. Call and se lect one and have it mount ed to your taste at Jeweler J. H. BBTHBL'S and Graduate Optician LEWISTON iiiltAAi lalasaaSi -ziAAHil lltntl 111 maaaaaaas a t * nmnmnVWVn f*inni»lflllflil iVIVivIsViHI Calendars for 1901 No more appropriate New Year's present could be made. See our choice assortment. Thatcher&Kling v* » mTTtmTmTfYYTfTTrm'YYYYTfrrrm'mTm ir J