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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1907. LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY. MARCH 22, 1907. SUBSCRIPTION $5 PËR YEAR. DELIUS DENIES ALLEGATIONS Declares Thaw Understands Trial anti Is Capable of Advising NEW YORK, Starch 22.—The Thaw Jury was brought before Justice Fitz gerald, today In the supreme court, «m3 told that they need not attend the trial again until next 'Wednesday morning. In the meantime -the justice will re celve affidavits from the defense an swering the suggestion of District At torney Jerome that Thaw is at the present time in & condition of mental ■unsoundness which renders him in capable of advising his counsel or un derstanding the proceedings against •him. The defense will present affidavits tomorrow afternoon from members of ««tinsel and alienists Who have ap peared for the defense, which merely will state that Thaw is able to advise his counsel and fully understands the proceedings against him. P. H. BARTON PASSES AWAY Succumbs to Asthma and Pneumonia This Morning Patrick Henry, Barton, aged 75, a pioneer of the Lewiston country, pass ed away at his home on C street at 6:15 o'clock this morning. He had for many years been a sufferer from asthma, and a Complication of this disease with pneumonia, was the cause of death. Four weeks ago Mr. Barton was tak en to his bed, and gradually succumb ed to the ravages of the disease. He has been a citizen of Lewiston since 1883, and is well known to all old pioneers. He was a man of sterling ■worth, an exemplary citizen and a loyal friend. Mr. Barton was born in Tralee,, County Kerry, Ireland, May 17, 1832. He emigrated to Hamilton, Canada, when he was 13 years old, and became a blacksmith's apprentice, serving five years to become master at his trade. Two years later he engaged In business for himself. Came to Lewiston in 1883. He was married to Mary McCarthy at Hamilton and shortly after moved to Rensselaer, Indiana, where all his children were born. In 1881 Mr. Barton moved with his family to California, and two years | later came to Lewiston, where he has since resided. Mrs. Barton and three children sur vive him. His only other known rela tives are two brothers, one living at Lafayette, Indiana, and the other at Mt. Ayr, Indiana. The surviving chil dren'are T. L. Barton of Lapwal. Mrs. James Conley and Miss Mattie Barton of this city. These were all with their father at the time of his death. The funeral arrangements, though not definitely arranged, will probably be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Catholic church. Memorial for Drowned Son. MILWAUKEE, Wis„ March Î2. —The handsome new music hall of the Mll waukee-Downer college waa formally opened today. The structure la known as the Albert Memorial Hall and Is the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Sivy er in memory of their eon, Albert E. Slvyer, who was drowned In August 1908. In Nantuckett Bay, Massachusetts. The hall cost $20,000. KILLS HIS WIFE WITH AH AXE NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio, March 22.—Arthur Bean killed his wife with an axe last night, and then committed su leide by shooting htm «elf Mrs, Bean had visited her parents against her husband's wishes. He in duced her to go home with him, and then murdered her. HAS SELECTED NO MANAGER Bryan Says He Has Not Even Decided to Be a Candidate. DETROIT, Mich., March 22.—W. J. Bryan, In an Interview here last night, | denied the report that Mayor Tom L. j Johnson, of Cleveland, had been chos- j en to manage his next presidential j campaign. Mr. Bryan said he had not ' decided whether he would be a candi date. Regarding the railroad situation, Mr. Bryan expressed his opinion that the j first step toward reforms is to ascer- j tain the value of the railroads, since a j reasonable rate would be one that | would give a legitimate return on a 1 legitimate investment, and at present ] ■no one knew what the railroads really j were worth. The "La Follette resolution, providing for an appraising of the railroads of j the country and which was voted down 1 tn congress, should be, he said, again i Introduced and made a law. BOOSTER PARADE was bio boost Banners Emblamatic of the Spirit Manifested Were in Profusion Headed by H. W. Newton carrying a baner with the inscriptions "The Twin City Club; Lewiston-Clarkston, 25,000 in 1911;" "No Success Without an Effort," the Booster club parade started from the Temple theater about noon. It proceeded down Main street to the bridge. where it turn ed and marched back to the Weiter- , ber block, where several selections were rendered by the Lewiston band, j which had marched directly behipd Chief Booster, Newton. Following the band, came John H. ; Jones, surrounded by a score or more , of boosters. Mr. Jones carried a ban ner telling the story, "Hike to the ! Twins," emblazoned on a button, hav ing a picture of the Lewlston-Clarks ton valley in the background. I Many More Banners in Line. Next came Councilman Kling, who carried a banner on which was l n *] scribed: "Clean the City, Pave the Streets." A. S. Stacy, of the Lewiston Mer cantile company, was next in line with his little company of boosters, he carrying the banner: "Unite; Bury the Hatchet; Boost," which was received enthusiastically by the interested spec tators on the sidewalks. I John T. Ray followed Mr. Stacy, and carried a banner reading: "The Lord Loves Those Who Help Themselves; Cheer Up." Immediately following Mr. Ray came a delegation of ten employes of came a delegation of ten employes of the O. A. Kjos store, who bore ban ners on which were printed: "Boost; Don't Knock:" "If You Are Not Booster You Ought to Be," and others of similar strain. City Clerk Lundsjrum was next in line with the banner which bore the ^ words: "The Bank of Boosterville; Capital, Surplus and Interest—Enthu tiasm." Washington Boys Also Enthuse. A long line of boosters carrying rul ers, and wearing the booster ribbon were next in line. After the muaical selections the par- j ade proceeded to he Temple theater, where It disbanded. The meeting tonight bids fair to be replete with even more enthusiasm than was manifested during the par ade. Tells for Lewiston by the Washing ton State college baseball team liven ed matters after the selections of the band. ORIZABA IS A COMPLETE WRECK SEATTLE, Wash., March 8$.—Th® steamship Northwestern, formerly the Orizaba of the Ward line on the At lantic, lies a wreck on the south end of La touche Island, on the southeast ern coast of Alaska. She sailed from Seattle on March ID, sailed from Seward for Valdes on her return trip to Seattle Wednesday, snd was wrecked yesterday afternoon. Three Inches of snow fell within an hour last night over the Waha coun try. "If ysu ean't plow through a log, plow around it."—A. Linooln. —Brooklyn Eagle. SEEKS A RIGHT-OF-WAY THROUGH ASOTIN COUNTY Northern Pacific Asks Oscar Kettleson Sell Strip of Land 200 Peet Wide Through His Ranch to Clarkston Bureau Evening Teller. CLARKSTON, Wash., March 22.— The Northern Pacific is making an ef the m i 88 mg links of its right of way along the south bank ot the Snake river in Asotin county. An overture has been made to Oscar Kettleson, who operates a ferry at Alp(jwal anfl a tract of land on the rlver bot tom adjoining his ferrj i te , has been asked what he will take Qr a str j p 0 f 200 feet through his property The 0 ff er cam e In a letter from the right-of-way department of the North ern The epistle says that the an( j jg wanted for a railroad, ^ay Mean Station for Alpowai. Inasmuch as a road only usually buys 10 0 feet for a right-of-way, but asks Mr Kettleson for 200 feet througb his land, is taken to mean that the cotnpa ny intends to put in a slde track at Alpowai. A sidetrack at that point is taken t 0 mean by those who have discussed the matter that Alpowai is to be made a s t a tion of no small importance on south bank road. "The Northern Pacific already has right-of-way throueh Asotin county aB j ar nor th as the Garfield county j[ ne!j except through the ranches of Mr that r i g ht-oY-way, and from present indications will hold It preparatory to Kettleson and another party in that section. They are paying taxes on building," said Assessor Brown this morning. Talk of Bank Road . The attempts of the Northern Pa eifle to make Its connecting link in the matter of a right-of-way through Asotin county recalls to mind the sud d en disappearance several days ago of about 20 railroad surveyors who came 1 ... ...... t to WRECK TRAIN TO ROI PASSENCERS Pennsylvania Flyer Derailed 17 Miles East of Pittsbarg PITTSBURG, Pa., March 22.—The Chicago limited, from New York to Chicago, on the Pennsylvania railroad, while running 86 miles an hour, was wrecked at Stewart, 17 miles east of here. The engine and the first five care were derailed. No one was hurt An Investigation showed that the fishplates had been removed and the rails bent Inward. The tools for the work, not the prop e r t y of the railroad company, were found near the scene. The officials of the road attribute the work to wreckers, who either had malice or made an attempt to loot the train and passengere. to Lewiston, crossed the bridge into Clarkston, and then dropped out of sight. At the time it was said that the men had gone miles down the Snake river, and established a camp preparatory to running preliminary lines. It has long since been the belief of those who have followed the local railroad situation that 'eventually the Northern Pacific would be forced to build from Riparla along the south bank of the Snake river to Lewiston, and connect here with the Culdesac extension. For a time tBat belief was shattered, when It waa announced that the Northern Pacific and O. R. & N. had come to terms and would jointly build the Riparia extension to Lewiston. But since the extension was begun the Northern Pacific has withdrawn from the compact, leaving the O. R. & N. to build the extension by itself. Connect With the P. & I. N. With the severing of connections .be tween the two roads, the Northern Pa cific be^an to rush work on its Cul desac extension, and rumors began to float around that after Orangeville had been reached, the road would be extended to the "Pin Head" road, which has transcontinental connections at Welser with the Oregon Short Line. And then surveyors began looking through instruments along the south bank of the Snake river between here and Riparia. With a road along the south hank of the Snake from Riparia here, and the Culdesac extension extended on south from Orangeville to coneot with the p. & T. V. at Meadows, to which point it Is building, the Northern Pacific would have a direct line fron. Portland. Ore., to Welser, where connections can be made with the Oregon Short Line. In and at and The of ple," the as to the In will and best that MRS, BELASGO DIES SUDDENLY When the Theatrical Man's Partner Hears News, ' He Soccombs SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 22.— Mrs. Fred Belasco, wife of the well known theatrical manager, and known on the stage under the name of Juliet Croby, died suddenly at 8 o'clock this morning. One hour later, on hearing of the news, Mr. Mayer, who Is Belasco's partner, died of the shock. of the The district court docket contain* 86 cases, 16 of which are criminal. Since court adjourned February 26, 17 ci hav« been filed, on an average of al most one every day. ♦ ELLERY W. NEWTON, ♦ ♦ YOUNGEST BOOSTER. ♦ Ellery Willis Newton, son of H. ♦ » W. Newton, is the youngest ♦ •» member of the Booster club. ♦ *- He is ten months and two ♦ ♦ weeks old; ♦ ♦ Mr. Newton bought his son a ♦ ♦ badge and button this morning. ♦ Deluge any uuuun uus murmuK. .......... ---- CALHOUN TO INVESTIGATE Charges Again Ruef Interests Presi dent of United Railways Company. NEW YORK, March 22.—Patrick Calhoun, president of the United Rail- ; ways company of San Francisco, to day said he will go to San Francisco j in the near future in view of the situa tion In connection with the charges ! against Abraham Ruef, in which the United Railways company is accused : of giving bribes. CLARKSTON TO BOOST TONIGHT Will Send Big Delegation and Pledge Hearty Co-Operation Clarkston Bureau Evening Teller. CLARKSTON, Wash., March 22.— Clarkson Is preparing to take her part In the boosters! meeting at Lewiston tonight. She will send about 50 rep resentative men to attend the meeting, boosting for what is best for Lewiston and Clarkston. Citizens have been requested to meet at the corner of Sixth and Sycamore streets, at the office of Frank Brown, and proceed to Lewiston in a body. The move Is fostered by the chamber of commerce. Enthusiastic Over Movement. "We are as enthusiastic over the proposition as are The Lewiston peo ple," said O. B. Nelson, president of the chamber of commerce today. "We will take as great an Interest as Lewiston, and db all in our power to make the twin cities the foremost of the Inland Empire and the Northwest. "We n'lll have a number of speakers In our crowd tonight. Among them will be Mayor R. M. Yount. R. B. Hooper. Frank E. Brown, Dr. Ransom and Dr. Temple, besides several oth which Lewiston favors that Is for the best interest of the two cities," _______ ' "We hope to make the impression that Clarkston will push anything COLLAPSES ON WAY TO GALLOWS Fred Miller Is Unconscious j When Hanged at Walla Walla WALLA WALLA, Wash., March 22. —Fred Miller was hanged at the penl- j tentlary this morning for the murder j of Fred Dirk at Castle Rock last Oc- j tober. ! Miller collapsed on the march to the ; gallows, and waa unconscious when the trap was sprung. _ John M. Flynn, of Coeur d'Alene, has been admitted to practice before the supreme court on a certificate from Wisconsin. _____________ STORM IS OVER IN CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 22 — The storm which has hung over Cali fornia for feveral days, has broken, and conditions everywhere sire Im proving. The ri ve r « have fallen and no further damage from this source is apprehended. Telegraphic communication has been restored, but the train service Is still demoralised, owing to landslides and washouts. Thirteen delayed overland trains are expected to arrive today. DEFORM NATION HIS LIFE'S AIM i i ft ft « Borton to Ran Paper and Make Serial Story of His Case IRONTON, Mo., March 22.—Forme* Unlte d States Senater J. R. Burton, of Kansas, who was released from Jail here today, issued a signed statement in which he says that he does not seek revenge . and declare« that he 1* a "thousand times more solicitous that j aba n .not wrong another than I am concerned about these wrongs other« have done or may do to me." The statement continues that he re turns to his home at Abilene full of life and hope; that he Is sustained by the knowledge that he Is Innocent, and declares he will stand for policies and principles that he believes will be for the general good. Going Into the Newspaper Business. Mr. Burton says he Is going Into the newspaper business, and that he will fight measures rather than fight agatnst men. His paper will publish in serial form a history of his case. Mr. Burton was sentenced to si* months' imprisonment for appearing as an attorney for a "get-rlch-qulctc** concern before a government depart ment. — —— The Pacific State Telephone com Pahy- 88 a corporation, has gone out business in Idaho, as well as in th« other Pacific coast states. At fi r8t °* t* 16 7 ear there was * j merger cf the Pacific. States company nr, d tko Sunset Telephone company, I and an ,ssue ot $50,000,000 of capital PACIFIC STATES CHANGES NAME Idaho Division Becomes Part of Big Merger Called Pacific 'Phone Co. stock. The new corporation is known as the Pacific Telephone company. But when the new corporation wai formed, word was sent to the Idaho territory that their business should still be conducted as the Pacific States ! Telephone company, and it continued doing business under the old name until Tuesday, when Manager F. L. Warren received word that hereafter the Idaho offices would all be under the new corporation and should change everything to the name of the Pacifie Telephone company. j MORE CHANGES WASHINGTON, D. C„ March 28.— Changes in the local government ot the canal zone, which will abolish all the municipal governments now 1» existence and result In harmonizing the various parts of the zone, are to become effective April IB. I Wholesale changes will he made In ] the five municipal governments, being replaced by four administrative dls trlcts under the direction of the canal ; commissioners. The changes will save the govern 1 ment $100,000 yearly. IN CANAL ZONE The Snake river is beginning to sub side. at 8 o'clock this morning having fallen .2 of a foot since 5 o'clock last night. 10 GIRLS HURT IN CAR WRE DETROIT, Mich., March persons were fatally hurt and others, all girls, were more or less jured In a street car in which were riding, and which by a Michigan Central railroad The engineer will die, as will Charlotte Martin, of Mason City.