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LEWISTON EVENING i ELLER WEATHER TIPS. SNOW; WARMER. THIRTY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 17. LEWISTON, IDAHO, SATURDAY. JANUARY 19, 1907. PRICE FIVE CENTS, SCORE OF PERSONS ARE CREMATED IN BAD WRECK ON BIG FOUR ROAD PASSENGER RUNS PAST BLGCK IK DENSE FOG ispatchcr Waves Lantern and Fires His Revolver in Desperate Effort to Prevent Disaster INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 19.—A cdal to the New's from Lafayette, d., reporte that a score of persons ere killed in a wreck of a Big Four -ssenger near Fowler early today, arly all of whom were cremated, "hose killed, It is stated, were nearly 1 in the combination car, which took The sleepers turned over. Owing to a dense fog, the engineer s unable to see the light directing m to stop, as the westbound freight (1 the right-of-way. The train dispatcher, knowing the would prevent the trainmen from Ing the block signal, w'ent outside d frantically waved his lantern. He half a dozen shots from his re iver In an effort to stop the rushing 'n, but It flashed by, and a moment er came the crash. firemen on both trains were led. The engineers escaped by ping. Wreckage Catchet Fire. mmediately following the crash the kage caught fire. The bodies .were ed before they could be extricated m the wreckage. he heat 'from the burning cars was Intense the rescuers could not get r enough to help. he train was known as the Queen y Limited, and consisted of a com ation baggage and day coach, three ping cars and the private car of E. Sehaaf, vice president of the A. e train was running 50 miles an r when the accident occurred, r. Schaaf's car was saved. All the r coaches were burned, e number of injured is said to be ut 40. A number of the Injured e been taken to Kankankee, 111. Locomotive Boiler Lets Loose. E FOTO, Kan., Jan. 19.—The loco ive drawing the east bound Santa freight exploded near here today, engine hnd 14 cars went into the k. Three trainmen were killed. ISS I. RICE VALEDICTORIAN h School'17 Graduating Class Contains 20 Students Irene Rice haa been made the tetorian of the '07 class of the school. During her four years has never received a grade lower 'A," and because of her perfl y hi her studies has never been to take an examination. 8 Gertrude Armstrong receives second class honors, the saluta She has gotten a grade lower "A" in her four years at thé 1 . but four of the bonlflde members e class have received their High 1 instruction In Lewiston. '07 Graduating Claaa. lowing are the members of the atlng class; tnide Armstrong. Helene Brooks, a Carter. Henry Cole. Louis * r - Horn Elchen berger, Clarence Helen Hovey, George Teaman, J*nsen, Zoe Kama, Nina Larson. Korrl^ Graham Monts, Hattie few» lUoe, Vtogtata ftwv, **»»»•.•, Robert Thoeapaeu. Ira | j ♦ PERSONALS. ♦ Mrs. Joseph Cohn, who has been visiting with her parents nSre since the holidays, left this morning for her home in Spokane. Mrs. Fred N. Hallett and son were passengers on the outgoing Spokane train this morning en route to their home in Seattle. Judge Edwin S. Fowler went to Moscow this morning to act as a judge in the Interscholastic debate there tonight. Attorney G. W. Tannahlll is mov ing his offices today from the Vollmer building to the new Porter block. The store room lately occupied by the Bijou theater being refitted for a store, and will be occupied when completed by Herman Seigrlst, the Jeweler. Attorney I. N. Smith went to Mos cow this morning on business In the district court. PEOPLE INDORSE NEW CHARTER Bill Containing Amendments Now Goes to the legislature After a spirited discussion of the merits and effects of the pro'posed new charter at the public meeting held last night, a motion endorsing it was car ried by a vote of 18 to 11. The propo sition most objected to was the plan to abolish the «ward system and elect the aldermen at large. The,* contention of those opposing that amendment was that the First ward, with Its pernicious influences, would become a dominant ligure In the election of councilman. M. D. Mills, leading the debate on this point, asserted that the "red light" district In close contests, would pro hibit the election of any one not known to be in accord with that element. This coritentlon was also supported by C. E. Monteith and P. E. Stockey. Both «Mayor Heltfeld and City At torney Cox made the point that under the provisions of the new charter the people of the under world would be declared vagrants and as such pro hibited from voting. Read Section at a Time. The prevailing Idea advanced by those who supported the new charter was that the old one was wholly In adequate to the growing needs of the city, and that the genemt features of ["the plan were In keeping with ad vanced ideas concerning effective ad | ministration of city government, j Those who spoke in favor of the charter were; I. N. Smith, J. B. Mor ris, K. S. Fowler. John F. Vollmer, J. E Nickerson, Clay McNamee, J O. Bender and C. E. Butler. A motion prevailed to Save the char ter read section by section and voted upon separately. The vote on the abolishment of the ward system stood IS to 11 In favor of the new provision. Hie other provisions were adopted mainly as read with but slight chan gea ta the taxi The MB cresting the new charter tU) near be neat to the legislature. SNOW CRUSHES IN ROOF Shed Belonging to Tramway at Koo skia Could Not Stand Weight. Special to Evening Teller. KOOSK1A, Idaho, Jan. Wh—The roof over the terminal machinery sited of the Kooskia tramway caved in last evening under the pressure of five feet of snow. The snow that had collected on the roofs of the massive warehouses of the Vollmer-Clearwater company and the Kettenbach company, adjacent to the roof covering the machinery, had slid off onto the low roof. It could not be learned this morning the extent of the damage. PAY HONOR TO MEMORY OF LEE South Celebrates 100th Natal Day Anniversary of Great General NEW ORLEANS. La., Jan. 19.—To day's celebration of the Lee centenary In New Orleans was a mosi elaborate character. Business was almost en tirely suspended and the day was ob served as a general holiday. The celebration opened with a mili tary parade, in which veterans, the sons of veterans and the cadets of the various military' schools took part. The line of march was from Me morial hall to the Lee monument, where the exercises were held. The exercises consisted of the singing of hymns and patriotic songs by the as sembled school children, followed by an oration by Judge Charles E. Fenner. Tonight exercises will be held In the Athenaeum under the auspices of the New Orleans Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Crosses of honor wil be bestowed and address es will be delivered. Celebration at Lexington. LEXINGTON. Va.. Jan. 19.—The centennial anniversary of the birth of General Robert E. Lee, whose last years were snent here, was observed today with notable exercises held un der the joint auspices of Washington and Lee university and various Con federate organizations. The tomb of General Lee. which Is located on the university campus, was almost hidden beneath a wealth of magnificent wreaths and other floral offerings sent from every parr of the country. Exercises at Columbia. COLUMBIA, S. C.. Jan. 19.—Notable exercises were held at the University of South Carolina today in observance of the Lee centor.-ry. Addresses were delivered by Dr. Henry Alexander White, a biographer of General Lee; Major Henry Edward Young of Charleston, Judge advocate general on Lee's staff, and Dr. E S. Joynes, one of the two surviving mem bers of the faculty of Washington and Lee university while General Lee was president. Memphis Banka Close. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 19.—In honor of the memory of Genera* Lee the banks, courts and many business houses were closed here today. Im posing memorial exercises were held under the auspices of the Confederate Historical association, Annual Banquet at Atlanta. ATLANTA. Ga.. Jan. 19.—All the confederate organizations of Atlanta joined today In «the observance, of the Lee anniversary. Tonight the Vir ginia society will hold its annual ban quet, on which occasion the memorial oration will be delivered by Hon. John Skelton. Williams of Richmond. Celebrations in Texas. DALLAS, Texas. Jan. 19.—In honor of Lee notable celebrations were held today In Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Galveston, Et Paso and other cities throughout Texas. Flag» were dis played and the day was generally ob served as a publie holiday. ah AMêmf . In baser of th* itially business houses were closed here. Almost every town In the state held a celebration. Florida Observes Day. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 19.— The Lee centenary was generally oh- j served throughout Florida today. Banks and public offices were closed. Mississippi Remembers Dead. JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 19.—Through out Mississippi today the Lee univer sity was observed with interesting ex ercises under the auspices of the vari- , ous organizations of veterans and | affiliated societies. In this city the J state and city offices, banks and bus!- I ness houses were closed. KINGSTON NEEDS MANY SUPPLIES American Marines Doing laurd Duty in the Stricken City NEW YORK, Jan. 19.—News from Kingston Is coming slowly, but the worst is now apparently known. The town itself is a wreck. Food 'and medical supplies continue scarce, but as relief snips are hurry ing to the stricken city from many quarters, there will s6on be an evic tion In this respect. The death list will probably- be about 700, and the seriously injured will num ber in the neighborhood of 500. The American marines still do guard duty, a courtesy greatly appreciated by the British government and the stricken people. Governor Declines Aid. NORFOLK, Va, Jan. 19.—A wire less message picked up by the Cape Henry station from Admiral Evans brings the Information that the gov ernor of Jamaica has practically- de clined every form of relief offered by Admiral Evans, althought it was be lieved he greatly needed it. STOLE TO KEEP FROM FREEZING Lee Sing Fined $20 for Purloining Wood for Fuel. Lee Sing, the Chinaman arrested yesterday morning for petty larceny, stealing fuel, had his hearing before Justice G. E. Erb last evening, when he plead guilty and was fined $20. He paid a portion of this and was released on his own recognizance on agreement to pay the balance as soon as he was able to earn it. In pleading guilty he urged in mitigation the bit terly cold weather and his extreme need of fuel to keep fçorn freezing to death. OPPONENTS TO HOLD MEETING Will Discuss Objectionable Featnres of Proposed Charter A petition is being circulated today by those who are opposed to some of the features of the proposed city char ter. It is understood that a meeting will be called for tonight at the courthouse to discuss ways And means to have amendments made to the present draft of the bill. The two features of the proposed new charter that are meeting with the most opposition are the plan to abol ish the ward system and t}e plan to hold new elections after N days when it la deemed advisable to remove an oOoor for lneOcteney. or other. roa-^On HOWARD AND ED. WILEY BOUND OVER FOR TRIAL Judge R. S. Fulton Rules that While Evidence Is Only Circumstantial, It Is Sufficiently Strong Special to Evening Teller. I ORANGEVILLE, Idaho, Jan 19.— R. B. Howard, better known as "Cur ley" Howard, and Edward Wiley have been bound over to the district court by Probate Judge R. S. Fulton, to answer to the charge or murder In the first degree in shooting from am bush and killing Swan Knudson, a rancher, as he was coming out of the Salmon river country along the Flor ence road, on August 17, 1901. James Wiley, a brother of Edward, who was arrested on suspicion of be ing an accomplice of the murderers, has been placed under $300 bonds to appear at the trial as a witness. Binds Prisoners Over. When court convened this morning Judge Fulton said he was prepared to rule on the motion made by the de fense yesterday afternoon, after the state had rested Its case, that the evidence did not tend to prove that a crime had been committed, but that If It did, that It did not snow that the defendants were guilty as charged, and that they be dismissed from cus tody. In overruling the motion to dis charge, to which an exception was taken. Judge Fulton said: "The evidence shows beyontt a doubt that Swan Knudson had been mur dered, and while the evidence does not preclude any other person nr persons from having committed the murder, the uncontradictd circumstantial evi dence Is of such a nature mat while I>erhaps not strong enough to place the guilt upon the prisoners beyond a reasonable doubt, yet It Is such as to justify the court in holding the pris oners to trial at the next term of the district court, which will convene on February 25." No Bail for Defendants. Judge Fulton then announced that he would hold Janies Wiley In $300 bonds as a witness. This he gave, and was released from custody. The attorneys for the defense then suggested that Edward Wiley and Howard be released on bail. They did not press the matter very hard, saying in substance that their clients are poor men. and cannot give a large bond. . Judge Fulton said that at this time he would not fix a bail bond for the two men, but would be ready and wil ling to take the matter up In cham bers at any time the attorneys for the defense saw- fit to bring the matter to his attention. Friday Aftarnoen'a Session. The afternoon session of the pre liminary examination was replete with sensational incidents. The state rest ed its case unexpectedly. The defense put no witnesses upon the stand, con tenting its position with arguments to the effect that no crime had been proven by the prosecution, and that If it had, the defendants had not been connected with It. And added to that came the testi mony of Mrs. Alice Wiley, wife of James Wiley, who was the first of the trio to be arrested on suspicion. Then came P. L. Briggs, whose testimony 1 ^ was to show that the crime had been ; committed In Idaho county. ! _ . Mrs. Wiley said that she had known ,_______ ^ _____ , _ ; Edward Wiley, her brother-in-law for about eight years, and had been ac quainted with Howard for some nine years. The day before the killing the wit neeo testified that oh* saw Howard, one occasion ahe hdard him make the remark that ho wn of a - (meaning Knudson) could meddle In his family affairs and live." Takes Case Under Advisement. About two weeks before the murder Mrs. Wiley testified that she had heard Howard say that he had heard that Knudson had threatened to kill him, and that Howard had said that If Knuds m said anything to him that he would kill him. Mr. Briggs then took the witness stand, when the stated rested. The defense then moved that the defendants be dismissed, and the argu ments on the motion began. Attorney Griffith opened the argument for the prosecution. He was followed by At torney Casady for the defense, and Attorney Scales closed for the state. Judge Fulton then announced thal he would take the case under advise ment until this morning. - LOCAL BRIEFS. ♦ The pastors of the Lewiston and Clarkston churches will meet Monday morning at the Baptist church to con sider the organization of a ministerial association. An lee Jam has been formed In the Clearwater river above Kamiah, back ing up the wate» for about 10 miles. The Jam is from three to 15 feet thick. A severe snowstorm Is sweeping over Orangeville today, accompanied by a high wind. The snow is drifting badly on the prairie. The Orangeville brass band will fur nish the music for tlie skating rink opening in that city this evening. Professor TI. C. Calhoun and the Lewiston State hJorma! school trio of debators left this morning for Mos cow. where tills evening they will meet members of the freshmen class of the University of Idaho on the rostrum. The Normal debater« are Ml«« Essla Dar 1 « Orangeville; Mi«« Maud Sulli van. Troy; John M. Yoder. Caldwell. PREPARING FOR RIO BRICK RLOCK Clear Site to Acommodate Salsberg-Ketteobach Building Work was begun this morning on (he removal of the Palace restaurant building from the lots uigm which the Salsberg-Kettenbach block is to be built. Excavation will begin at once. The Range meat market building will be removed as soon as it can be va cated. The total frontage of the new block will be 50 feet. It will be two stories with wals of sufficient thickness carr Y four stories, ^ contrac t call« for a $35,000 ; building. The lower store rooms have ! b ^ en leaBe<1 to Thatcher * Kling, who . will occupy the west side and the _ ~ ; Palm Candy company the east side. The upper ttory will be cut up Into office rooms and apartments. Thé proposed state railroad e ommta - »ton hffl wU ho among «he several mat tent which are to ho dtocuoaod at the spoelaT' mooting 'of' the etah «ht» evening.