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EDITION. LEWISTON EVENING TELLER LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDF' OCTOF-L'.R 16. 1906 FEARLESS, BUT ALWAYS FAIR. PRICE FIVE CENTS. is COUNCIL'S BIG HURRAH FOR CITY IMPROVENENT TO COME TO NAUGHT? COUNCILMEN SAY THE BLAME RESTS WITH THE COMMER CIAL CLUB President of Club Says Matter Has Not Been Officially Brought to His Notice, but is Willing to Call Meet* ing if Àsked»*Conncil Members Hold it is Duty of Commercial Club to Interest People in This Project. Prominent Business Men Concur With Stand Taken by Council-»Council Lets Matter Sleep. At the meeting of the city council last night no mention was made of the m... meeting to be called tomorrow night, at which time It was planned to consider the bonding or the city for the purpose of establishing a Are de partment, and building a city hall. Thé movement, which was launched with much hurrah at the council meeting October G, seems to have been as entirely forgotten as if the matter had never been broached. Will it All Come te Naught? Because the . members of the city council and the members of the com mercial club cannot agree upon whose duty It la to get the people together, the Improvements so much needed by the city, will probably he delayed un til these bodies can get a closer under, standing. City Clerk Nickerson was seen this morning by an Evening Teller repre sentative and asked concerning the matter. "The council has signified Its de sire to have the people meet with them," Clerk Nickerson said. "It Is now the duty of the Commercial Club, if we have one with any duties, to get the people together." President J. B. Morris was called upon and asked concerning a meeting. Présidant Knows Nothing of It. "I know nothing of the matter." »aid Dr. Morris. "I have not been no tified officially of any such movement. If the council wishes the Commercial club to call a meeting I will gladly do so. but I have no reason to call one now." A motion prevailed and it was so published," Dr. Morris was Inform ed. "that the council desired a mass meeting for tomorrow night. Will 11 be called by the Commercial club?" 1 do not know anything about It," Insisted the president of the club. "1 am willing to call the meeting.'* The motion of October 8 was made by Councilman George Erb. He has lf, ft the city to be gone for a montb, and after discussing the matter with Aident Morris, the Evening Teller wpresentative then called upon the clerk again for Information as to the probability of holding the meet ing "What is the Commercial Club for?" WaS told that t * le P re »hXent of e Commercial club would not call the meeting unless officially notified. ^hat is the Commercial club for?" asked the clerk. "Why should there '* a ? V red tape ln matters of this n 'l. Ythy is it necessary for the mmercial club to be officially asked __ ,JK ' U P a movement of general HEB DEATH IS SOON EXPECTED y °RK, Oct. 16 — Mrs. Jeffer ' avis, who has been 111 with 8M1 . Umoni * at the Hotel Majestic, is It i, a iVe fcarly tod *y. but her death, took * aid ' u ' n ° t far oft. Mrs. Davis a sudden change for the worse " at night. interest to the city? This matter was first brought up at the mass meet ing Of the citizens at which Tom Richardson addressed the people. Later it was acted upon by the coun cil. Now there Is no reason why the Commercial club should drop the movement." Public Applauded the Move. The people of Lewiston.. when the Information was published On October 8, that the council had awakened somewhat to the needs of the city, (Continued on Fago Five.) VICTIM Of PLOT? Portland People Intimate They Know Who Slew Y. M. C. A. Leader PORTLAND, Oct. 1#.—The Evening Telegram will print a sensational story today to the effect that Reno Hutchinson, secretary of the T. M. C. A., who was murdered at Spokane last night, may have been slain by a man whose enmity toward the T. M. Ç. A. work In Spokane might have led him to any length, according to the belief of certain people In this city well acquainted with the Y. M. C. A. situation ln Spokane, but they will not divulge the name of the person upon whom their suspicions rest nor Indi cate In any way who he Is. They have, however, notified the police au thorities of Spokane. TRACK FOOTPRINTS MURDERER Man Who Slow Hutchinson Head for Heart of the City. SPOKANE, Oct. 16.—The belief la growing here that Reno Hutchinson was the victim of a murderous foot pad with whom he grappled and was shot. The footprints of the murdered were plainly seen today on the lawn at Postmaster Hartson's house and were traced nearly two blocks across lots toward the center of the cltv. The only words Hutchinson uttered after he was found were: "I've been shot. I've been shot. I've been shot." The robber lied toward the city a id about the same time another man was seen running cast on Seventh avenue. Smallpox in Nampa Schools. NAMPA. Idaho, Oct. 16.—One or two mtjre mild cases of smallpox have broken out among the children attend ing school. The room in which the cases were discovered has been thor oughly fumigated and every precau tion is being taken so that a general spread of the disease is not feared. Children In any manner complaining are instantly sent home and not al lowed to return without a certificate from a physician. AVERY C. MOORE, Editor of the Weiter World, who ie oa npaigning in northern Idaho in the intereet of the republican state ticket. TEN ID ARE ' VICTORIA, B. C., Oct. W.—Ten t housand lives were blotted out, 47 steamers and sailing vessels wrecked or badly damaged, over 1,000 junks swamped, turned over or battered to pieces against the stone walls of the praya, 80 per cent of the lighters, launches, yachts, houseboats and «mall native craft entirely destroyed, many wharves wrecked and many damaged as the result of the typhoon which lasted but two hours, September 18, ac cording to mail advices brought here by the steamer Empress of China. Damage at Hong-Kong and Kowloon and vicinity is estimated at over $ 20 . 000 . 000 . BOTH SIDES REST THE CASE Arguments Now Being Heard in Standard Oil Trial. FINDLAY. Ohio Oct. 16—Both the state and defense rested its case In the trial against the Standard Oil company for alleged conspiracy against trade this morning. Argu ments of the counsel followed. Chicago Wheat Market. CHICAGO. Oct. 16.—Wheat—De cember. 73%c; May, -TS^c. Yester day's quotations: Wheat—Decem ber. "t^e; May, 78T&C. . . rf* ifV ROBERT E. LANSDON, Sheriff of Washington county and ro publican nominoo for secretary of state, whe is campaigning with Avery C. M core, editor of the Weiser World. ! GIVEN DEMERITS FDR HAZING. Annapolis Cadet Gets 200 Marke for Hie Work on Freehman. ... 8 ANNAPOLIS. Oct. 16.—Midshipman R. P. Guller, Jr., of Calais. Ohio, was today given 200 demerits for hazing a member of the fourth class. He Is the first man to be punished under the new law, which gives the superinten dent of the academy authority to deal with cases of mild character. TRAIN DELAYED—United States Senator Heyburn will arrive on the afternoon train, which Is reported an hour late. WILLIAMS TALKS TO BANKERS He D scu&ses Finances of Country in an Interesting Address. ST !.< I rts. I '< ; 16 -The principal; feature uf tin (nnvcnUou of the Am- j erh an Rankers' association, which | convened in this city today was the delivery of an address by Clark Wil liams to the trust company section of the association who discussed the finances of the country ln an inter esting paper. PUT PEABODY ON THE CARPET Kentucky Asks Why Insur ance Manager Has Been Dismissed FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 16.—Great Interest Is manifested ln the hearing commenced here today of the examin ation of Charles A. Peabody, presi dent of the Mutual Life Insurance company of New York, before Com missioner of Insurance Henry L. Pre witt, who cited Peabody to appear and explain the dismissal of Colonel Blscoe Hindmarr of Louisville, as gen eral manager of the Mutual Life for Kentucky and Tennessee, whose name with 35 others is on the "Selected Fusion Ticket" for election as trustee against a similar number named on the "Administration Tickst" Prewitt wants to know why Hindman Was re moved ttotrt, office. Tjie Mutual Life has notlflef^tpe employes to sup|Wt the "Administration ticket." General agents in other states have also been removed. Prewitt has the power to revoke the charter of any Insurance company. SORRY NOW THEY GAVE IT ALLBACK of I COLUMBUS, Qct. 16.—The supreme court has stripped the Drake Investi gation committee created by the leg islature last winter of all Its powers. The committee was created to probe Into the affairs of Hamilton county, particularly Into the personal collec tions made by the county treasurers of Interest on public funds deposited in the banks. Because of the criti cism aroused, half a dozen treasurers paid voluntarily Into the county treas urers of the state $214,000, which they estimated they had, thus received. R008EVELT CASE 18 DROPPED Charge Against Harvard 8tudant Is Dismissed by Court. BOSTON, Oct. 16.—The case against Shaun Kelley, the Harvard student, charged with assaulting a policeman, was dismissed In the municipal court today. The case grew out of an at tempt of the officers to arrest a party of Harvard men who were skylarking on the Boston common, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Shaun Kelley, his roommate, being In the party. Alaska Glacier on the Move. SEATLE, Oct. 16—The Windham glacier in Taku Inlet on the south eastern coast of Alaska is reported to I have become suddenly active and ! pushed its way through thousands of [ tons of sand and gravel and now ex- j tends to tide water. New Express Company Formed. AUGUSTA. Me., Oct. 16 —The North ! American Express company was or- j ganlzed here today for the purpose of j conducting a general express business | with an authorized capitalization of ! $25,000,000. I ; I I the Miners All Rescued. DURHAM. Eng., Oct. 16.—All miners entombed yesterday by the ex- ] plosion in the Wungette colliery have ! been rescued. f BEGIN PLAYING DIRTY POLITICS Democrats Seek to Attack Lansdon, Who Makes Prompt Reply Hon. Robert Lansdon, republican nominee for secretary of state, to companied by Avery C. Moore, editor of the Welser World, arrived in the city this morning to fill their Ne» Perce county dates. Both gentlemen are looking well in spite of their ardu* ous compaign work. Mr. Lansdon's attention was called to the Boise dispatch, stating that an attempt was being made to Injure him before the people by charging an Ir- . regularity of $40 in his account* while assessor two years ago and that he had been summoned home to meet the charges. He said: Lansdon Is Not Disturbed. "It Is one of the conditions that the candidate must expect to find, I sup* pose. The particular item mentioned I do not recall. It may or It may not be true that there was an error of that kind on my books, but the at tempt to make campaign material out of it will not disturb me In the least. As for that portion of the dispatch which saya that I have been sum moned home, it Is not true. Neither the county or state chairman have eommugtcated with me'on the sub* ject. I shall complete my tour of north Idaho which closes at Pierce City on the 20th and then make my south Idaho assignments." "Is there any reason why your coun ty commissioners should attempt to make trouble for you?" asked the re porter. "Yes," continued Sheriff Lansdon, with a smile, "The present board has become notorious for Its violation of the state laws and I opposed their re nomination with the result that two of the three were retired by our coun ty convention. The other member of the board will probably be defeated at the polls as. he has sustained the present auditor In taking official fees for hts personal use, making necessary an appeal to the supreme court, which decided against the auditor." In speaking of the political condi tions In counties that he had visited, Mr. Lansdon said: Pleased With Political Outlook.' "I find everything very satisfactory in the northern counties. In Koo tenai, where there Is said to be bolt ing factions, the republican ticket will carry by a majority as large or larger than last year. In Shoshone the ticket will carry by a good majority. Dunn will be elected judge by a good ma jority. "Conditions hi my own county are good. Last year the ticket carried by about an average of 230 majority. This year I expect to carry tt by a majority of between 300 and 560." Mr. Lansdon is pleased with the ap pearance of Lewiston. It Is his ftrst visit to this city, and he remarked this morning that he was agreeably surprised to see such a busy and en terprising city here. I recelvt ' d 'he announcement of his ap Dunn Gets Navy Appointment. WALLACE. Idaho, Oct. 16.—Charles Dunn, son of Robert N. Dunn, repub lican nominee for district Judge, has ! [ j pointaient as midshipman on ths United States eruiser Chicago. ! j j | ! I AUTO HITS POLE AT FULL SPEED CLEVELAND, Oct. t6—An auto ; mobile running at a high speed oa I Detroit avenue struck a tralley pole I and exploded. All four occupants were injured, two of whom may die. ] The machinery went wrong and tha driver could not control the au Lena e f bile.