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"TÏ .first year-no. jb^ LEWISTON, TO A HO, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1907. SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR. fjjjjMEN PREPARING TO INAUGURATE THEIR STRIKE Ipore Arbitration Proposition of General Managers; Vote to Walk Out If Demands Are Refused • CHICAGO, 111-. March 28— ♦ .tentatives of the trainmen ♦ conductors today decided to - the proposition of the gen- ~ iZl managers of the Western - » rsllroads looking to arbitration ♦ „ under the Erdmann act, and voted ♦ . t0 persist in their preparations - • for a strike. • They declare a walk-out is 1m- ♦ • minent unless the managers ♦ • make further concessions. ♦ Previsions of Erdmsnn Act. CHICAGO, HI., March 28.—Labor Inders met today to consider the move threatened by the managers of tte western railroads to avoid a strike by Invoking the aid of the Erd num act of congress, which provides for the arbitration of such questions. The labor leaders would not discuss that phase publicly, and declared they «ere unable to say what they will do In regard to it. The act provides for a board of three, one to represent the railroads, one the trainmen and the two to s<4ect the third member. If the third member Is not selected vtthln three days, the chairman of the Interstate commerce commission Is to name him with the approval of the labor commission. The trainmen have repeatedly de clared that they will not arbitrate the question at Issue In the present con troversy. . troversy. . LEWISTON MUSIC CO. SELLS OUT Absorbed by Eiler Piano Hoose, Which Will Make Big Improvements The sale of the Lewiston Music company's business to the Eiler Piano house this morning completes a deal that has been pending for some days and which gives Lewiston one of the largest musical establishments in the. Northwest. The combined business of the two companies will now be moved into the central room In the Mounce block, next to the new postofflce, where ar rangements will be made to put In the most modern equipment for music par lars known to the trade. The plans for the new quarters are under the direction of George A. Heldlnger, a member of the Eller Pano company, and also manager of the Spokane house. When seen this morning concerning the Improvements Mr. Heldlnger said: "We mean to put In Lewiston one of the most modem and complete music -treq him pins 'qsaMqqjoN eqi ui swots die a complete line of musical Instru ments and all kinds of music. "We shall have a parlor devoted especially to the trial of grand pianos, for which we find a growing demand In the modem honme and among ac complished musicians. In such a par lor all Instruments may he tried and the purchaser can learn exactly the quality and tone of the Instrument he buys. * "Our experience has taught us that this ls the most suecessful way to handle the business. Another Room for Talking Machlnoo. "We will have another parlor de moted to the Victor Talking machines ■where records may he tried and the Purchaser made acquainted with the selections we have on hand. In an other room we expect to have the Pianola library, where lovera of good musle and prospective customers can he entertained by the selections we have In stock. "Nothing In modem music making has created the love and appreciation lor good music as has the pianola and Ihe demand for them has taxed all the capacity of the manufactories. "With the equipment that we ex pect to put In the Lewiston house. It will not he necessary for anyone to — ......... _ j _ ... , . , I nave to send abroad to select a piano for the home. The Lewiston house ' will he made the headquarters and ! supply house for all our business in j this territory. "The outlook for business here I re- I gard as the brightest possible, and not j only Lewiston but the entire country ! looking to this plaae as a natural busi ness center is certain of a prosperous future. "We mean to begin a vigorous cam- , palgn here not only to build up our I business, but to give Lewiston and ! Lewiston people a musical center that they will appreciate." Manager Larson to Remain. William Larson, the present efficient manager, will remain In charge of the Lewiston house. It Is the desire of the management to make the Ellers Piano house the center for all lovers of music. There will be a series of recitals given both for the phonographs and the pianolas and musical artists will be brought here to entertain the pub lic. Mr. Heidenger will return to Spo kane tonight and arrangements will be made at once to fit up the rooms In the Mounce block. ARE ALL READY FOR CLARKSTON Final Announcements Made For Big Booster Meet» ing Saturday All arrangements have been com pleted for the big meeting of the Lew iston-Clarkston 50,000 club at Clarks ton Saturday night. The Lewiston members, fully 100 strpng, will march tor by It to Clarkston headed by the Lewiston j to band . I up A program of speeches and re sponses has been announced and w ill j """ ................. 'of include the following well known citi- , zens: William Lattimore, George E. Crum, j _ Mark Means and G. W. Tannahill for Lewiston, and Dr. Ransom, Professor Randall, R. M. Yount and P. M. Shaughnessey of Clarkston. Great enthusiasm has been aroused and the work of the club will be popu larized by the movement. Newton Names Committees. President Newton of the club has announced the following permanent committees: Exhibit at Depot — R. C. Rohrabach er, E. R. Windus, E. D. Potvin, E. H. Topping. D. B. Parks. The City Beautiful— R. Schleicher, P. W. Johnson, R. N. Wright, J. H. Nave. Taxes and Bridge— G. W. Tannahill, W. O. Bond, George B. .Erb, R. L. Lowe, J. C. Applewhite. Paving, Improvements and Municipal Extension— E. D. Thomas, J. P. Voll mer, E. E. Halsey, Wm. Bollinger, Frank Brown. Home Industries— M. D. Mills, W. C. Brooks. G. A. Swanson, J. H. Whistler, J. McCaffery. _ _ Membership—Fred H. Wood, F. S. Coates, Wm. Clemenson, A. A. Conrad, (3. Orr McMlnlmy. Open River end Fair. Open River—M. A. Means, George Crum, E. H. Libby, E. S. Fowler. C. M. Evans. Tribe of Ohadl, In Charge of Carni val Features at Fall C ald. Dr. D. H. Ransom, O. B. Nelson, T> C Wrlghter, W. E GlfTord. Semi-Centennial Celebration and ■Lewis and Clark Monument—George ÏTmack. G. F. Hlnkly, P. E. Stookey, Dr. I. TJ. Temple, Dr. J. B Morris 60,000 Population by 1911—^allace B Stalntom, C. Murdock. Thompson, C. A. Heitfeld. Kay I* Foresman, Henry CHiosgo Wheat Market. CHICAGO, March 28.-May wheat, 76%c: July wheat, 77%e. «bin banking com ™ fsils Unable to Meet Obligations ^ Sacrificing , ts Real Estate I NEW YORK, March 28—The Cor j Wo Banking company today assigned I for the benefit of Its creditors. The ' two Tnembers ot tb « company are ! George S. Edgell and Austin Corbin, j Mr . EdgeI1 ls president and Mr. Cor I bin vlce president ° f th<? Manhattan j Beach Hotel & Land company ' ! According to a statement Issued by the office, the assets of the company exceed the liabilities by over $1,000, 000 . The principal assets are real estate, , I whlch cou,d not be 9<>Id ' except at a ! sacrlflce ' in to meet the matur infC ob,i,ra,lons <* tbe company. It Is stated the creditors will be paid In full. RUSS HALL BUTTE MAY BRING TEAM TO CITY Visits Lewiston and Is Shown Conditions Here by H. W. Newton and Sport ing Editor of Teller Russ Hall, manager of the Butte, Mont., baseball team, arrived in Lew iston on the 3:30 o'clock train this aft ernoon for the purpose of looking the local situation over relative to bring ing his men here for practice before his league seasons opens. Mr. Hall comes here from Moscow, where he has some of his players, and where he intended to do his anti-game try-out work. He was induced to come to Lewiston by the sporting edi tor of the Evening Teller. No Practice at Moscow. It was ascertained several days ago that snow several inches deep covered the Palouse country and that Mr. Hall and his men were amusing themselves by sitting around the lobbies of the j to quit fa iitng and the diamond to dry I up sufficiently for out of door prae tice. It was then that the sporting editor hotels at Moscow waiting for the snow | j 'of the Teller had a talk with Mr. Hau , over thq , ong distance telephone, when he was told of conditions here—fairly j j _ ... _ C. _ S. M. "CHICK" STAHL TAKES HIS LIFE WEST BADEN, March 28.—Charles S. Stahl, well known in baseball cir cles as "Chick" Stahl, committed sui cide by swallowing carbolic acid at his hotel here today. Stahl was captain of the Boston team of the American baseball league. No cause Is known for Stahl taking his life. ELK LOOKS FDR ANOTHER BOOM I* George S. Shissler arrived yds morn ing from Stites. Mr. Shissler is in terested extensively In mining proper ties In the Newsome creek country be tween Stites and Elk City. "Travel will commence toward those camps later In the spring. A large amount of development will be done this year. Elk City expects to have her boom again this year," says Mr. Shissler. ■Word has been received by Frank Booth that the granite columns for the Commercial Trust bank will reach here this week and the front will be constructed at once and will be one of constructea at once »no ^ to ^ ctty . HILL CAN ISSUE BLOCK of STOCK — Supreme Court Holds Does , Not Have to Consider Commission _ ST. PAUL, Minn., March 28—The state supreme court today upheld the Great Northern railroad In its conten tion that it had the right to issue $60,000,000 worth of stock aa author ized by the board of dlreltors some months ago, and which was enjoined by Attorney General Young, who claimed that the company should come before the state railroad and ware house commission and submit to an examination to show the necessity and purpose of the issue. This contention of the state was upheld by Judge Hallam in th. Ram sey county district court, who ordered the injunction Issued. that decision. The supreme court today reversed warm weather, no snow or rain, and I diamonds In perfect condition. It was the Ihtention of Mr. Hall to j have visited Lewiston yesterday after- ; noon, but was detained at Moscow- , 1 Hall Arrives in City. Mr. Hall was met at the depot by the sporting editor of the Teller and H. W. Newton, president of the Boos ter club, with a carriage, and driven directly to the Normal grounds, where Mr. Hall met Professor Calhoun of that institution. Mr. Hall was given to understand that "everything in sight" was at his disposal, gratis, including the baths, showers and dressing rooms of the Normal school. The merits of the Normal and I ! | Clarkston teams were explained to Mr. Hall, the object being to assure him that there is really more practicing material here than at Moscow. At the hour of going to press Mr. ; Hall was still In the hands of Mr. New nan «os ... ....... ton. Trofessor Calhoun and the sport j ing editor of the Teller. ■ ■■■ ■ ■■= i _________ niup MOTIVE MAY HAVE BEEN REVENGE j I I j PITTSBURG, Pa., March 28.—Sev eral Italians, who live near the line of the Pennsylvania railroad between Stewart and Wilmering, are under sus picion of knowing something about the two recent wrecks of fast trains near those points. A number of discharged men who were employed on the road several weeks ago are said to have become angry and made threats against the company. PRAIRIE ROADS DEEP WITH MOD in Mr. , the be of Leon Porter arrived this morning from Kooskia. where he ls Interested In the mercantile business with George D. McLeod of this city. Mr. Porter says that the condition of the wagon roads In the upper Clear water country is such that very little travel ls going over them. The wet weather of the past month has put them in bad condition. C. M. Day in Lewiston. Cash M. Day, late superintendent of the Bitter Root forest reserve, ls In the city en route to Colorado, where he will regain for a short time visit ing with relatives. HARRY THAW NOW FACES THE LUNACY COMMISSION Evel - vn ls 0n the Ver * e of Colla P se ' and ls Not Permitted t0 Leave «er Hotel Unattended ; Mr. Day recently wired his resigna tion to the department at Washington, (j., after seven years of service, and leaving his assistant In charge, came to Lewiston. LAWN TENNIS CLUB GROWING. It It Proposed to Play a Tournament This Summsr. The Lewiston Tennis club met last i nlgbt at the ,oom8 of the Commercial TrUBt bu,ldin *' and discussed plans for Nine new mem the coming season. ! bers were present It was decided to fit up the second court and work will begin on that to morrow. It is hoped to have a series of matches with the players among the Moscow cadets next week if the weather will permit. A tournament will be played dur ing the summer, which will engage all the players In the several towns of the Clearwater country. DOZEN TEAMS HAVE BEEN HIRED I j ; 1 Will Haul Away Rubbish That Will Be Gathered Tomorrow. j Twelve teams have been hired by j the city authorities acting for Health I Officer Roe, which will haul away the J rubbish gathered together tomorrow. The teamsters will be under the di rection of the superintendnts of the I districts In which the rubbish is col 'lected. I The committee of women held a meeting this afternoon to plan a ! method for their work tomorrow. CHARGED WITH HORSE STEALING Goode of Stites, Accused of Taking Animals From His Corral ; Special to Evening Teller. STITES, Idaho, March 28.—Charged , h Rtealin „. horaes which had been n hlg Qwn Charles Goode has been arersted on complaint i qf a man w b 0se name Is unknown, and will be brought before Justice Roberts tomorrow morning. j Goode has been conducting a feed I yard in Stites. Several nights ago when horses owned by the person I swearing out the warrant were lodged j in the feed yard, Goode, it is alleged, took the animals to parts unknown. FLASHES A CUN; BRANDISHES KNIFE McCommas Arrested for Alleged Threats to C. C. Whitman GRANGEVILLE, Idaho, March 28.— George McCommas was arrested at Harpster yesterday on complaint of Charles C. Whitman, who alleges that McCommas has made repeated as «"«»s upon him with a drawn knife, j besides threatening to kill him on of In sight. Trouble between the men arose over certain land deals. Several days ago while riding along the Clearwater rlv er near Harpster, McCommas and Whitman almost came to blows. Then It was that McCommas ls alleged have drawn a knife upon Whitman, He says McCommas made several as saults upon him with a revolver. McCommas has been placed under bonds to keep the peace. The case win come up before Judge Woodward Tuesday morning. for to the the all subpoenaes to compel the attendance NEW YORK, March 28 —Clifford R. Hartridge, attorney of record In the Thaw case, will conduct the case for the defense before the lunacy commis sion. Attorney Hartridge said that Thaw will take the witness stand In his own behadf during the Investigation, and answer all questions the commission may ask. Attorney Hartridge will oppose any attempt District Attorney Jerome may make to conduct the cross-examina Aouuni am ;o uopiHat; sip) äupmp uo|$ commission. Daniel O'Reilly, of Thaw's counsel, is quoted today as saying that Thaw Insisted that the investigation he con ducted in private. Evelyn on Verge of Collapse. It is reported that Dlstrlot Attorney Jerome has issued a large number of the Will by the di the col a a as witnesses before the commission, many waiters, cab drivers, hotel boys, cafe managers and others who observ ed Thaw's conduct about cafes and theaters. According to one report It will re quire at least two weeks for the com mission to hear all the testimony, v Mrs. Harry K. Thaw IS on the verge of a complete breakdown In the opin ion of the members of thq Thaw fam ily. It Is said her condition is so grave that In the future she will not be per mitted to venture alone from her hotel. She was crying when she left her hus band In the Tombs today. Lunacy Commission Convenes. The Thaw lunacy commission went Into open session this afternoon la Justice Fitzgerald'* court. Thaw appeared before the commis sion, taking a seat inside the clerk's rail. Thaw's counsel has suggested that If personal examination of the defend ant is deemed necessary, it should be made in private. Chairman MoLure announced the examination would be made privately. LOUIS CLASS IS ABRAIGNEH at of on ago and to as win on Pacific States 'Phone Man Accused of Bribing Supervisors SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 28.— Louis Glass, vice president of the Pa cific States Telephone company, was arranged before Judge Lawler in ths superior court today on nine grand jury indictments charging him with having bribed nine supervisors in the sum of $5,000 on March 15, 1906, to o«te against the awarding of a com petitive franchise to the Home Tele phone company of San. Francisco. Glass was given one week in which to plead. Glass is at liberty on $90, 000 bonds. STUDENTS WILL HELP CLEAN UP The students of the Lewiston Busi ness college will be given a half holi day tomorrow afternoon In order that they may help "clean up" the city. Latimer Case Postponed. The case of R. L. Latimer, charged with perjury, came up for hearing be fore Judge Erb today, and was post poned for hearing until 4 o'clock Mon day afternoon. It is alleged In the complaint that In the sale of Mr. Latimer's saloon business recently to Koester A Co., that in a sworn state ment concerning his Indebtedness, Mr. Latimer failed to include some MHO that have since been presented for payment.