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LEWISTON. IDAHO. THURSDAY. APRIL 4, 1907. SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR. greatest convention in history OF THE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION 500 ATTEND OPENING SESSION AT NORMAL Following the Annual Address of President 0. J. Craig, the Several Sectional Meetings Convened This is the greatest meeting ever held by the Inland Empire Teachers' association; greatest in point of en thusiasm, greatest in numbers, is the concensus of opinion expressed by those In attendance at the opening sessions this morning. Fully 600 teachers gathered in the Normal auditorium at 9 o'clock for the opening session, and to listen to the annual address of the president, Oscar J. Craig, of the University of Mon tana, at Missoula. He touched a popular topic In his annual address, and was followed with Interest and enthusiasm in the discus sion of his theme: "The Teacher in the Community," his idea of the im portance of the teacher in the com munity, and the growing demand for service pensions being warmly ap plauded. State Superintendents Talk. Following the annual address the state school superintendents present discussed the topic, "Our schools de mand strong academic and profession al preparation on the part of the teachers; How do the states represent ed in this association meet this de mand?" Superintendent J. H. Ackerman, of Oregon, in outlining the work done In that state, dwelt upon the good re sults arising from the regulation that state lnstittuions in Oregon are no longer allowed to grant certificates, but that all teachers have now to take examinations, and the reVult was rais ing the standards of scholarship. Superintendent W. E. Harmon, of Montana, spoke at length on the high «tandards of the secondary schools in his state, and the results it wX mak Ing on the scholarship of those enter lng the state Institutions, and conse era' profession. H, M. Dewey, deputy state superin tendent. discussed the topic from the itandpolnt of progress in Washington, and Miss Belle Chamberlain, state auperlntendent for Idaho, gave the itatus of development here where the professional side Is now receiving marked attention in the work done by the Normal schools and demanded by the «täte department. Attendance. Many Citizen« in Attendance. Many citizens were In attendance at the afternoon session. They packed auditorium to its utmost capacity. Dr. Il T. Mathes, of the Washington State Normal of Bellingham, ad dresaed the association on the subject, "The Educational Progress in the Northwest." Dr. Mathes spoke first on the ma terial development, showing the growth of institutions in the Pacific Northwestern states, and the progrès« there were making in the way of bet terments and equipment. The progress wa * further shown In the content of the work The institutions were grow tag yearly in the matter of broadening tae subject matter of the curriculum. This is especially true in the de velopment of the industrial and •olentlllc courses of study where at flrst attention was given almost whol 'y to the classical. Comment was made too on the Growth in what the speaker called the •Pirltual life of the school, toward the ml that there Is a marked tendency «Paring the rod without any seri ous danger of spoiling the child. Self Government Is being emphasized with a corresponding gain in discipline and cultvfre. Lecture Tonight at Theater. In addition to the general session program consists of work In the ®"Gh school and college section, work ln the Normal school section, the Grammar school section and the prl taary section. ahf a ° h ttacher In attendance Is en od to find a kind of work In direct .. * wlth hl « or her own Interest, and e work of the several sessions Is fol lowed keenly by the teachers in at- j tendance. Dr. Thomas L. Kane, president of j the University of Washington, will | give a public address at the Temple i theater tonight on the subject: "The Spirit of School Government." NOT MURDER, BUT SUICIDE Constantine Says Mrs. Gentry Killed Herself in His Presence. NEW YORK. April 4—The man ar. | rested in Brooklyn on suspicion that j he murdered Mrs. Gentry, of Chicago, ! today admitted he is Cpnstantine. j He says he did not kill the woman, | but that sho committed suicide in his presence. It is estimated that about 500 teach , ers and educators were present at the | convening of the ninth annual session of the Inlad Empire Teachers' asso elation at 9 o'clock this morning, the ANNUAL ADDRESS PRESIDENT CRAIG "The Teacher In the Com= manity" Theme of Educator nual address of the president, Oscar J. Craig, president of the University of Montana, at Missoula. The opening session was held In the auditorium of the Lewiston State Normal school. The regular seating capacity was not sufficient to accom modate those who wished to hear the annual address of President Craig, and additional chairs had to be placed ln the aisles and other available space. After President Craig had called the association to order, the Girl's Glee club of the public schools rendered a musical selection. : Miss Mary Eavos sang the solo, being supported in the chorus by the members of the club. Address of President Craig. It was then that President Craig de livered his annual address, taking for his them: "The Teacher ln the Com munity." His address, ln full, wai as follow«: (Continued on Page Two.) Chicago Wheat Market. CHICAGO, 111., April 4.—May wheat, 75%c; July, 77 Nie. J. SCHAEFFER LOSES HORSE Thinks Hi» Mouse Colored Animal Ha» Been Stolen. A horse belonging to Jacob Schaef fer was taken from In front of his market on Main street last night and up to a late hour this afternoon no trace of the animal had been Mr. Schaeffer entertain» the belief that the horse was stolen a« a careful search of Lewiston and Clarkston has been made and no one ha» »een the missing animal. The horse 1» mouse colored, weighs about 800 pound*, and ha» a »addle and bridle; the animal ha» «>"**•« "" turned to the home barn In CDarkston when turned loose, and the failure« .how np laat night or today, has strengthened thé belief It wa» .tolen from the hitching post. A NEW RICHMOND IN THE RING. NONUNION MEN STONED ON GARS All Are Hurl, One Seriously and Many Flee for Their Lives CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 4.—A special train on the Nickle Plate road, bearing 40 nonunion men going to Loraine, where the yards of the Am erican Ship Building company, are tied up With a strike, was stoned hy a mob as it was pulling into the company's yards at Loraine last night. Every window in the cars were broken. All on board became panic stricken and 25 Jumped from the train and fled. Hardly, one of the men was not bruised and bleeding when the train finally pulled out. One was so badly hurt he had to be sent to a hospital. When the train reached Cleveland only 15 men were left. ARRESTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER P. Employe« Charged With eponsibility of Colton Wrock. Re COLTON, Cal., April 4.—The coroner today swore out warrants, charging with manslaughter without malice, the employe« of the Southern Pacific Railroad company, who are held re sponsible for the wreck in which 25 persons were killed and 75 injured. FIFTH JUROR 8ECURED TODAY Slow Progress Being Mad* In the Abe Ruef Casa. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal, April 4.— Abraham Hockwald, a manufacturer of dlslnfectanta was placed on examin ation os a talesman in the Ruef caso when court opened today. He denied having any prejudice against any municipal official or Ruef. He was accepted by both sdes. Hockwald makes the fifth Juror to be temporarily accepted. HARRIMAN CASE ARGUMENTS Are Being Heard by Interstate Com meroe Commission. WASHINGTON. D. C„ April 4.—Ar guments In the famous Harriman case, which was heard by the Interstate commerce commission a few weeks ago in New York, began before the commission today. The proceedings «re not ln the nature of a hearing, but merely argumentlve invollng the question whether the Union and South ern Pacific roads are competing lines. Harriman Insisting that they are not —Berryman in Washington Star. CADETS ENJOY MILITARY LIFE Court Martial Awaits Those Seen Frequenting Saloons The "sun-up gun"' at the camp of the University of Idaho cadets on Nor mal hill announced the "rolling out" time for the cadets this morning. One hundred and fifty-five heads stuck outside the tent flaps to see tf the fellow in the tent next to hiä was preparing to get up was the first sign that the camp was alive. Mess ' was called after the "setting up" ex ercises, which lasted but five minutes, After the inspection of the camp by i the flrst sergeant of each company, the j boys lined up for drill at 8:30 o'clock, j The band was assembled, and after a short working out at the Vollmer tract, the battalion, headed by the band, made a circuit of the main streets, re turning to the camp grounds. Spends Night in Guard House. Other minor details of the general orders were carried out in their en tirety, nothing being overlooked from a military standpoint. Orders issued before leaving Mos cow have kept cadet company mem bers ln restraint. One of the order« was that any member c# the comparer seen coming from a saloon or place of Hl-repute, would be promptly court martialed and sent back to the school with a reprimand. One young man occupied the guard house all hy himself last night. One of the town boys, Lewis by name, was canght Inside tbe guard lines after 11 o'clock, and was taken In charge by the sentries and placed under arrest The baseball game which was to have been played at Clarkston be tween the freshman 'varsity nine and the Clarkston town team, has been postponed because of the Inability of the cadets to be relieved from drill. The game will be played later In the week. Sham Battle Tomorrow. The sham battle tomorrow noon will be the feature of the day's entertain ment. Teachers who are attendant upon the association meeting will be reltevd from duty and be given an op portunity to see the fight. Those not wishing to see the sham battle will (riven a free ride about the city at the expense of the Com mercial club. The cadet baseball team, composed of tnembers of the varsity team, will meet the hall nine of the State Normal school this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Part of the team are not In ,^ie cadet battalion and did not come to Lewis ton. Their places will be taken by prep team players. The tents which are being used by the cadets have been loaned them by THAW IS SANE" SAYS LUNACY COMMISSION While the Report Has Not Yet Been Made Public, It Is Said That All Members Were Unanimous citizens of Moscow and Lewiston. The consignment of tents from Boise are expected to arrive here today or to morrow, and Immediately upon arrival will be set up, taking the place of those now ln service. ♦ WILL BE NO STRIKE. ♦ CinCAGQ, 111., April 4—The ♦ -*■ general managers of the Western ♦ -*■ railroads and the trainmen and ♦ ♦ conductors have reached an ♦ » agreement. ♦ ♦ The men are to receive 10 per ♦ ♦ cent advance and ten hours fpr a ♦ ♦ day on fMight trains, and a slight ♦ »- eoncess'ofi in the passenger serv- •» ♦- Ice. BLAKE PRORING UGLY RUMORS toroner Idaho County Hold' ing Inquest on Miss Prudy Scott of the ' Dr. Blake, coroner of Idaho county, Is en route to Orangeville from Cotton wood, to hold an inquest upon Miss i Purdy Scott, one of the chief witness j es ln the Knudson murder case, who j died a few days ago after a short 111 ness. Special to Evening Teller. ORANGEVILLE. Idaho, Apjil 4. After Miss Scott and her mother, j Mrs. Sylvester Scott, the latter also recently deceased, had testified at the preliminary examination of Ed Wiley and "Curley" Howard, rumors gained circulation to the effect that threats had been made against them that they would not long survive. Mrs. Scott died suddenly at her daughter's home near Lawyer's Can yon week before last. to Is | l Many Rumors Afloat. At teh time of her demise her daughter was dangerously 111 with what was diagnosed as typhoid-pneu monia. It was then hinted that the threats had been carried into execu tion, as Mrs. Scott was only ill several hours. When Miss Scott died the rumors became more ugly than ever, and County Attorney Griffith finally de cided this morning that he would order the Inquest. He says he does not place much stress ln the rumors, but will hold the inevstlgatlon so as to either set them at rest or get at the facts ln the case If poison was actually used to get mother and daughter out of the way to prevent them testifying a second time should the cases come to trial again. A marriage license has been issued to John L. Campbell and Verna M Hewitt,both of Melrose. Game Warden McH. Harbaugh and Tom Lindsey esterday found what they suppose is teh tusk of a prehistoric animal, near the east end of town. In the ground being worked over by broken the piece of bone that It was impossible to ascertain Its exact shape. Tbe Mountain Gem made a trip up the Snake river yesterday, taking 2,000 sacks of barley at Waha landing. The boat left this morning for lower river points. NEW YORK, April 4.— Harry K. Thaw was declared sane by the lunacy comlmssion which for the past vr « « fc : .. tias been conducting hearings into hl» ' mental condition. While the report has not been made public, it is said to be unanimous. The commission declared it wa* their firm belief that Thaw Is capabl»' rightly understanding his own po sition. of appreciating the nature pjf the charges against him, and of con ferring with his counsel. The report of the commission will not bh made puhlie. t Hard Work Agreeing. When .Tuelpee Fitzgerald'« court convented at 11:29 o'clock he excu««| the Jury unt'l 2 o'clock, because the lunacy commission had failed to agree. The commission sat until after 1# o'clock this morning In an effort to arrive at an agreement, but fatted, and resumed tt« session at 10:W o'rlnek this morning. It was reported there was a sertooo division of opinion, two of the lay members arrayed agalAst the medjjpal members. Dr. Putzell Leaves Conference. In less than 15 minutes after the Jury was excused, Dr. Putzell left tne conference. He walked briskly andl with an air tlyit Indicated he refused to be Interviewed. It was said he had presented a min ority report, which declnred that while Thaw was apparently able to consult with his counsel ln a fairly rational manner, this does not Indicate that he Is mentally sound ln every other way. McClure and Olney, the other com missioners. remained In conference -v'th Justice Fitzgerald until after t o'clock, .when they departed. They would not discuss the report In any way. Wants to See Minutes. District Attorney Jerome said If the court ruled against his application for access to the minutes of the Thasr lunacy commission he would ask for time In which to decide whether h* would apply to the appellate divislo«» for a writ of prohibition to preveat the trial proceeding. Justice Fitzgerald denied the mo tion to permit him to see the minutes, and adjourned court until Monday t» give District Attorney Jerome time Uf apply for the writ of prohibition. BISHOP FITZGERALD IS DEAI» Noted M. E. Divine Succombe Pleurisy at Hong Kong. NEW YORK. April 4.—The news *T the death at Hong Kong of Bishop James Fitzgerald, of the Methodist Episcopal church, was received today. He died of pleurisy. He lived at St. Louis, Mo. STRIKES AN OPEN 8WITCW Trainmen Killed in Big Four Near Columbus. Wreck COLUMBUS, O., April 4.—A Bi*r Four accommodation train ran into *■> open switch near the fair grounds to day. It is reported the engineer and fireman were killed, and a number of passengers injured. Cy Flynn and Young Gibbs. NEW CASTLE, Pa., April 4.—Cr Flynn and Young Gibbs are billed for a 10-round bout tonight before a local athletic organization. Their meeting was to have taken place last week afc. Erie, but was prevented by the author ities. They are regarded as even hr matched and a good bout Is expect«*..