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THIRTY-FIR ST YEAR-N O- 48. LEWISTON. IDAHO. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1907. EVELYN SAYS WHEN THAW SAW WHITE HE ACTED MUCH LIKE PERSON IN FIT NE W YORK. Feb. 26.—District At torney Jerome today tlnished hie tone gjosg-examination of Mrs. Evelyn jfeablt Thaw. His concluding questions had to do v tth what the witness observed as to Harry K. Thaw's manner when he would chance to meet White. She said he acted like a person in a fit. Abe Hummel Called. Abraham Hummel, whe lawyer who flrew up the affidavit to which Evelyn Nesbit is said to hay* sworn and ta which she charged Thaw with cruel ties during the 1908 trip to Europe, was called to the stand. He said he first met Evelyn in 1901 or 1902; that she visited him at h's office to 1908. He could not remem ber the date. Mr. Hummel was shown a photo graphic copy of the last page of the famous affidavit, which Mr. Hummel said refreshed his memory so he could positively state the date as October 27, 1903. District Attorney Jerome was un able to get into the record any facts regarding the affidavit. Attorney Del mas blocking his way with sustained objections. Evelyn Called to Stand. "tfor could District Attorney Jerome get into the evidence a paper alleged to have been carbon copy of a paper given by Jacob Snydlcker to Attorney Hummel. The witness was excused and Mr. Snydlcker was called, but Attorney Deknas succeeded In quashing the first question. Mr. Snydlcker was excus ed and District Attorney Jerome call ed Evelyn to the stand. He handed her a paper which she Identified as having been written by her. Attorney Delmas allowed the paper to do In, and It proved to be the diary she kept while at school In Ponpton, N. J. f In 1902. District At torney Jerome read a few extracts. Çne was; . "A White Virtuous Bed." •Mrs. Demille said to come right in and I jumped with the agility of a soubrette, and began to get shy." Another read: "She has à Son, but I must say he is a pie face Mutt," , i "My room here Is neither large or small. There was a white virtuous bed. 1 took a nap and the last I re membered was I wondered how far I am from Rectors'. Rectors are really hot the proper place for an innocent person, but I always had a weakness for it." a Acted Like He Had Fit. "From the time you first became in timate with Thaw until the shooting of Stanford White, did you ever see anything in his condition that was ir rational?" asked District Attorney Jerome of Evelyn. "Yes." Mrs. Thaw then detailed several in stances. Said one night while on Broadway in a cab they saw White. Thaw became excited, cried and sob bed, bit his nail* and talked rapidly. District Attorney Jerome asked: "Did you ever *ee a man In an epileptic fltr "I've seen cat*." Laughter. "Well, did Thaw act like that?" Prompted by District Attorney Jerome, Evelyn said his body trem bled, he clasped and unclasped his hands and his eyes rolled. SEVEN CREMATED IN SCHOOL FIRE MONTREAL, Feb. 2«.— The Moche laga protestant school was burned thte afternoon. The bodies of »even children have been taken from the ruina It 1* believed the remain* of other« ■^111 he found In the debria Twelve more bodies, including that of a teacher, have been taken from the ruina It 1* feared several more kre on the top floor. BY RIGHT HAND G. RYAN FALLS INTO BASEMENT - 2ÖÖ=Pound Door Drops On Fingers, Holding Him In Mid Air j » I ♦ -» ♦ ♦ ♦ Being caught by the hand between 200-pound cellar door on the side walk and the edge of the pavement after falling into the basement, and hanging by that hand for several min utes, his body being too short to per mit of his feet touching the floor of the basement, was the novel and pain ful experience this morning of George Ryan, a railroad contractor, at the R. C. Beach store. Mr. Ryan stood near the open cellar floors while a tank of oil was being lowered Into the cellar. He forgot about the open doors In the pavement behind him, stepped backward toward the opening. His heel struck the edge of the door, and In falling Into the cellar, Mr. Ryan put out his rignt hand to save himself. , His hand caught the edge of thé pavement, and when his. body struck the door, the door fell upon hts hand, pinning him to the walk. Hangs by His Hand. Mr. Ryan, after falling on the door Which had pinned his hand, fell Into the cellar, <he floor of which was about ten feet below. His body was not long enough for his feet to reach the floor, and he hung suspended by his injured right hand until two men could raise the door to release him. When released Mr. Ryan was taken to Dr. Morris, who dressed the wound. JMo bones were broken. The flesh In the palm Of the hand had been badly tom, After the dressing of the wound, Mr. Ryan could not raise the hand because the tendons In the forearm, having been pulled loose. Mr. Ryan is an elderly man. weigh ing about 175 pounds. He has been *or years a railroad contractor, has been foreman for Mr. La Doux on the lower river. CLEARWATER IS IN THE SENATE Kamiah County Bill May Be Passed By That Body This Afternoon Special to Evening Teller. BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 26.—The house thle morning passed Surrldge's me morial for relief for those who suf fered Ne* Perce Indian war losses. The committee of the whole recom mended the change in the sheep two mile law for passage. It was agreed the limit should be one mlla It will come up for final passage under a suspension of rule« this after noon. There la probably a small ma jority for the bllL All morning was spent on the bllL In the senate the morning wag d *' voted to the debate on the Inheritance tax for the university for two yeara The debate waa not ended. The bill wUl probably be recommended for passage. Waldrip's bill creating Kamiah county win come np In the sénats to day. It 1« expected to pass. The Clearwater county bUl la In the senate and may be reached today. N JAP IMMIGRANTS LANDED. ♦ » SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Feb. ♦ ♦ 26.—No instructions to the con- ♦ -» trary having been received from *■ ♦ Washington, D. C., the 631 Jap- ♦ ♦ anese steerage passengers who ♦ ♦ arrived in port last night on the ♦ ♦ steamer Mongolia, were permitted ♦ ♦ to land today. ♦ WILL TO NOT DIG ACCEPT BIDS PANAMA CANAL Decision Is Reached After Cabinet Meeting and Conference Between President and Secretary Taft WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 26.—It has been decided not to accept the bide for the building of the Panama canal. The announcement followed the cabinet meeting and a conference last ing an hour between president Roosevelt and Secretary Taft. An explanation of this course will be made later In the day from the White House. CHIEF ENGINEER STEVEN® RESIGNS. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 26.—Chief Engineer Stevens of the Pana ma canal has resigned. The president ha* received & letter from Mr, Steven* asking to be re lieved from work oft the canal as soon am he can be replaced by a com petent person. The president ha* accepted Mr. Steven*' resignation. In order to secure a continuity In the engineering control and manage ment in the future, the. president'Tia* asked the canal commission to as sign General Goethals of the engineer corps to the office of chief engineer. SHAW WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT Secretary of Treasury to Head Carnegie Trust Company NEW YORK, Feb. 26.—Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treasury, who will retire from the cabinet on March 4, according to the Herald, will become president of the newly organized Car negie Trust company of New York. Friends of Mr. Shaw state he is still a candidate for president'of the United States. BOOM CIRCULAR " 21 " *' for to the N Committee to Distribute Thom Among Merchants. The promotion committee of "21" to day authorized the printing of 50,000 copies of a letter sized circular calling attention to the healthfulness of the climate In Lewiston valley, to its mllJ winters and other conditions that make it a section for Ideal home life. These are to be furnished all busi ness men free, and It is desired that they enclose them in all correspond ence sent out from their office«. The board also decided to have printed for distribution 10,000 copies cf another circular calling attention to the low excursion rates now prevail ing between eastern points and the Pacifie NoKhwest, making it possible for bomeeeekere to visit Lewiston - Clarkston and aee for themselves the advantages offered here. ENCLOSURES M. B. Miller, of Paradise, Ore., who le 1ft Lewiston, says the* he did not lone many sheep during the winter storms. M. Dowd ha» gone to Garfield, Wash, HARRIMAN NEVER INTENDED TO PAY ANY INTEREST ON COMMOM STOCK TEST WARRANT VALIDITY ♦ GRANT COST $50,000,000. ♦ KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 26.— ♦ ♦ In exchange for a 50-year grant ♦ ♦ for terminals the railroads enter- ♦ ♦ in g Kansas City have agreed to ♦ ♦ build a passenger and freight ♦ ♦ terminals, 40 street viaduct* ♦ a subway to cost $50,000,000. and ♦ BAND CONGERT IN CITY PARK Baumgaertel Submits Plans For Stand That Can Be Used by Speakers at of If the present plans are ever carried i into execution, the band concer n this j summer and in the future will be giv en in the park, where the city will erect a modern hand stand at the cost of something like $1,000. The matter was presented to the council last evening by Professor Bauingaertel, who had detailed plans of the stand for the use of the head in ^ v,nK lts ° pen alr ( '° n, ' ert8 ' The pavilion Is so arranged that it can also be used as a stand for public speaking. It is complete in detail for all such uses, and the need for Its con struction appealed strongly to the members of the council. It was referred to the finance com mittee and will no doubt be returned with a favorable report. NO FOOTBALL AT HARVARD President Elliott So Announces 8tat*m*nt Mad* Today. BOSTON, Mass.. Feb. 26.—No foot ball will be played at Harvard uni versity next fall according to a state ment made by President Elliott today. REPORT DISORDER AT TOMSK Troop* end Machine Gun* Are Sent to the 8oene. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 26.—A dis patch *aye there are serious disorders in the Bisk district province of Tomsk, Siberia. Troops and five machine gun« have been sent to the D. J. BRINGS ACTION Suit Attacks Paper Issued to Build Sewer; Appeal Is Taken In a suit entitled D. J. McGllvery vs. the City of Lewiston, proceedings were inaugurated this morning in the district court to test the validity of warrants issued to pay for the sewer Improvement*. *j^| When the case was presented this morning City Attorney E. A. Cox de murred to the complaint and Judge Edgar C. Steele sustained the de murrer. The plaintiff will at one* appeal the suit and the issues rais -d will be pass ed upon by the sigtrei le court. This action was made necessary be cause there is a cloud >n the validity of the warrant issue for the sewer construction, and the banks refuse to handle the paper as collateral until the state supreme court has passed upon the questions at Issue. The district court adjourned this morning, and Judge Steele left on the afternoon train for Orangeville, where tomorrow he will open the spring term of court here. ABANDON8 OIL FOR COAL Increasing Price Makes It Too Expen sive for 8outhem Pacific. PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 26—The Southern Pacific Railroad & Steam ship company has contracted with the Monongahela River Coal & Coke com pany for the delivery at me wnarves at New Orleans, La., of 25,000 tons of coal. It is said to be the end of the use of oil as a fuel in New Orleans. The Southern Pacific has been using large quantities of oil. but the scarcity of oil and the increasing prices are said to be the cause for the changes. WERE AFRAID OF WARRANTS ! Contractors Refuse to Bid On the Normal Hill Improvements Yesterday was the date set for the opening of bid* for the «treat Im provement in Normal Hill improve ment district No. 1, but no bid» wer* filed for the work. The reason given by the contractors is that the banks of the city refuse to handle the warrants until the question of their legality is settled. The im provement warrants would be In the same class as the sewer warrants now In question before the courts. The Improvement in question was the grading of the streets on Normal Hill, where something like $9,000 is to be expended in grading the roadways and parking and in putting in a curb ing. The driveways are to be 40 feet wide and the parking 80 feet on each side of the roadway. Thee* Improvements «re now held up, and In case the validity of the war ranta is sustained by the courts the city will bave to readvertiee. The Lewiston High school band will give a dance In McKinley hail Friday evening, March 1. NEW YORK. Feb. 26.—E. H. Har riman resumed the witness stand at the interstate commerce commission session hearing and was further ex amined regarding the railroad opera tions of the Harrlman Interests. Mr. Harrlman's .memory regarding certain transactions which he failed to recollect yesterday were refreshed today by the production of document* showing his participation In the own ership of the Chicago Terminal com pany, also that Kuhn, Loeb & Co. had been active In matters of the Alton syndicate. After citing the statement of tho Alton railroad showing the interest charges. Mr. Keliog asked Mr. Harrl man if he thought it right to put upon the public a large issue of com mon stock which would never pay di vidend*. "D1d we ever tell the public It would pay a dividend?" asked Mr. Harrlman quietly. Mr. Harrlman told the story of the deposition of President Fish of the Illinois OetstAtakgYJfttl. which he said was done by the board of directors be cause of Mr. Fish's repeated use of the road's funds to pay trust com panies statements, and his disregard of the desires of the director*. FIND BONES MAN ON SKULL CREEK SopposM^VSlong te Skull After Whicfe Stream Was Named Neil ,Willis and Charles Smith of the North Fork country, who are in the city, report that while en route to Lewiston they found the bones of aft unknown man, minus the skull, on Skull creek. Near the bones were a .38 calibre revolver and an ax*. While on their way out from their trapping grounds, about 75 miles up the river, and w hile , plodding along through thë they came upon the bones of the skeleton. All the bones were there exc* pt the head. The bones lay on the side hill where a huge rock had Ridden from its resting place. An ancient Colt's revolver, .38 call bre. and an axe, were found near the bones. The bones of the legs and feet were still sticking in the boots, which .ad partially rotted. The man's belt was still about hie ! waist, and when removed with the dx shooter, crumbled into bits. The axe. when picked up, dropped from the handle, which had rotted to If Is supposed from conditions sur rounding the gruesome*. find, that the trapper went to the side hill for shel ter in a possible storm, when a huge rock fell, pinning him In and cutting off Ms escape. A skull, which was found several years ago, was undoubtedly formerly attached to the body found. Mr. Willis s'ates that the body has been in that place for at least ten years, because of the bits of cloth, supposedly clothing, which have been washed into the tops of small bushes. The water has not been high enough to place them there since 1894. AN ALIBI FOR ADAM'S DEFENSE WALLACE, Maho, Feb. 26.—Bit by bit the attorneys for Steve Adams are laying the foundation for their theory that Adams was not at the Marble Creek region when Tyler was mur dered but was in Spokane. The morning session was mainly devoted to the testimony of early Bettlers in that region, telling of the the ooming of claim Jumpers and de scribing the topography of the coun try.