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Lewiston Evening Teller
year-no. 76. LEWISTON. IDAHO. APRIL 8, 1907. SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR. CRAIG MOUNTAIN TIMBER DEAL Eistern Firm Seeking Control Large Tract Yellow Pine to ■qr q Hammer and George E. Hum mer of Philadelphia, are now on Craigs mountain in the vicinity of yorest investigating timber conditions with a view of acquiring a large tract of the Craig mountain timber lands. Mr. Hammer has been interested in rraig mountain proposition for the «stlgatlons. Mr. Hummer, who is an , «pert timber estimates will make oareful Investigations of the Craig mountain timber and will prepare a -port for the Hammer Interests. , It has been definitely learned that thr proposed plans of the Hammer In- ; terests provide for the purchase of an j Immense belt of the best timber on | Craig mountain involving an estima- ; ted expenditure of $1,000,000. Much j of the timber lies in the vicinity of ! Forest and all will be t^>utnry to the j Lewiston & Southeastern electric line. . The Lewiston end of the Hammer i business has been transacted by , Dominick Cameron, the well known ! timber man, who has spent much time In the Craig mountain country. Mr. Cameron has secured numerous op tlons and has reported on a large tract of the best timber tracts. The announcement of the company will not be made until the return of j Messrs. Hammer and Hummer to Phil- | »delphia. but it is expected the com pany will be prepared to commence active operations in the purchase of j timber before early summer. TRUSTEES WILL I I I I ELECT OFFICERS Orofino Plans for Street Improvements="Asylum Board Meets Special to Evening Teller. OROFINO, Idaho. April 8.—The new board of town trustees will meet to night for organization and for the election of officers. The new members are A. E. Holmberg and W. C. Fores man and the old members J. M. Fair ley, J. H. Scott and Fred Frazier. It seems likely that J. M. Fairley will be .re-elected chairman of the board, and that Ole Anderson will be chosen treas urer and Howard Dewey clerk. The finances of the town are In a Rood shape. There Is now about $600 In the treasury and no Indebtedness hanging over the board. It Is proba ble that street Improvement will be the first considerable matter taken up by the new boapd. Main street will he ing He in to by fcMded fttid côVèfêï With cêiiiêht grive! ] It fc fine bed of which has been found In the hillside à ffew hundred feet from the street. ' The boeird ht trustees of this ttôfth tm Insane asyluffi that has been In •esslon for the past week hftfc adjourn ed. They perfected plan* tor the ex penditure of the $4S,0W> which was appropriated at thé list session for ex tension of the buildings and took up some needed improvements In the way of providing the plant with a water supply. A ditch for that purpose will he taken out of Whiskey creek, about a mile from the site of the Institution. TYork on the construction, of this ditch will begin at once. assasination of barrillas Gautemalan Ex-Pesident Stsbbsd by Mers Youth. CITY OF MEXICO, April 8.—Gen eral Manuel Barrillas ex-president of Gautemala, was assassinated In* this eity last -evening, being stabbed to death while riding in a street car. The assassin was a mere youth of 17, who fushed upon the general and severed a Jugular vein at the first blow. Death ■was instantaneous. The name of the murderer is Jose Estranda and It is supposed that he was a paid assassin, h'red by those who wanted Barrillas removed for political purposes. INDIAN GETS BROKEN HEAD Row at Spalding Saloon Where Lead Pipe Ic Weapon. Special to Evening Teller. SPALDING, Idaho, April 8.—A row here yesterday between R. G. F. Smith j ami James Henry, a half-breed In- I dlan, resulted in a broken head for j the Indian. The trouble started at the saloon conducted by Archie McLeod j and in the melee which followed j Smith used a lead pipe with telling effect, resulting in several severe I wounds being Inflicted upon the head | and face of Henry. Since the opening of the Spalding | saloon each Sunday has witnessed a j general carousal with frequent fights, ! but not Until yesterday has any per- j Henry is a son of Len Henry, who j resides at the mouth of Sweetwater j creek and the injured man was taken j home by a brother yesterday. ORCHARD LANDS PIPE TO , W , I _ ; j The Lewiston-Sweetwater company I | j g now engaged in laying the laterals ; f or ] anr j on the heights south of the , j c ity a nd today reached a point within ! a nl j] e of the Snake river bluffs. The ! j company is working a large force on . this department of the work and has i already Installed seven miles of the , two-foot supply pipe that brings the j ! wa t e r from the reservoir, ^ force of men is also engaged in j p] an ting fruit and shade trees and another department is engaged in the I construction of a uniform white fence j around the company's holdings. "The top of the hill presents a very j j busy scene," said Manager Powers to- j | ^ ay "We are working as large a force \ of men as can be advantageoulsy han died in the various departments, and j are taking a large number of pros- ! I pectlve Investors to see the orchard I tracts. I "The outlook for the year Is good and the entire orchards tract will be I improved as rapidly as possible." DROPPED DEAD WHILE PLOWING Special to Evening Teller, LAPWAI, Idaho, April 8.—George Bradley, a farmer of the Tom Beall creek section, was found dead in his field shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Bradley was engaged In harrow ing on the Mark Peterson place, lo- | cated on the south fork of Tom Beall creek about two miles from Lapwai. He has been boarding at the Edward Parks place and when he did not ap pear for dinner yesterday Mr. Parks in company with a Mr. Gammet went to the field and found dead by the harrow still grasping the lines. The cause of death Is supposed to have been heart failure. Parties at the Parks residence no ticed Bradley's team standing in one place for more than an hour and It was apparent that the man had been dead for perhaps two hour*. Bradley was about 45 years of age jtnd Jigs bçen a resident of Lapwat 1st ] gweetwâtèr for about tWO Côfôner Vassar arrived here today khd will take the remains to Lewiston. It has been learned that Bradley re sided In the Rosetta anH siefrftse sec tions before coming th Lapwai and perhaps has relative In that locality. An efTort will bê made to locate rela tives of the Aëad man before the fu neral arrangements are completed. SKIPPER HICKS LANDS IN JAIL of to the is Skipper" Hicks, a bad man from the cow camp, made a wild and bois terous ride through Main street and Is now languishing in the city Jail awaiting an opportunity to explain his conduct to Police Judge Erb. Hicks was considerably under the influence of liquor and rode yelling through Main street and up the Fifth street* grade at full speed. When reached a point near the cemetery h« fell from his horse and was there found by Chief of Police Hayes and landed In Jail. Hicks was arrested by the police ae« vrai weeks ago and at that time ordered from the city. i HONOR TO WHOM HONOR iS DJL UBCi M SOM UP cm Ai Tr A Mr. Rockefeller (if he were really polite): "Allow mol You must share thi bouquets with me. It was mostly your money that I gave away." —Chicago News. THAW CASE COES TO JURY DELMAS MAKING HIS PLEA ! I j _ —— . ! | Famous Trial Now Near Its Close, Jerome Could Not Block the Report of the Lunacy Commission - NEW YORK, April 8.—When the Thaw trial opened today it was be lieved it had at least entered upon its final week. Eleven weeks have al the ready ben consumed by the trail, ! j making the longest in New York's j criminal courts. District Attorney Jerome formally asked that the report of the commis sion in lunacy which declared Thaw sane be not confirmed. He had no argument to offer, but Justice Fitz gerald reached for the commission's report, which lay on his desk and signed his name across it. salng: "The trial will proceed.' Attorney Delmas attempted to have Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton, an alien 1st testify, but Jerome's objection was j sustained. After consultation with the , other attorneys Delma* announced the "defense rests." "The people rest," said JeronV, and Is the case Is now rapidly nearing its j close. i Justlce Fitzgerald announced that in J view of the Importance of the case It ; was necessary to keep the jury to gether until the close of the trial. He therefore ordered the jury confined under the same conditions as at the beginning of the frial. The jurors were given until 2 o'clock "to arrange their affairs. At 2:09 Delmas began his address to PETITION OUT TO PAVE "0" ST. _ | Mr. Bollinger and he-------------— " The first definite move toward the pavement of the streets In the down town business section was made this afternoon when William Bollinger, of the Bollinger hotel, started a petition for the pavement of D street from Fifth to First street and the pavement of First, Second, Third Fourth and Fifth streets from the north line of Main to the north line of D street. Mr. Bollinger stated that the matter j i of the pavement of this portion of the business ha been informally discussed by the property owners and a general understanding by all approached has been reached* The circulation of the petition will place the matter in a deflntte form to be accepted by the council and It Is believed no serious ! objection will be offered by any of those who will he called upon to pay for this improvement. There has to he a beginning." said we are assured that other section's of the business dis trict will fall Into line for the street Improvement. The time 1* now ripe for such an Improvement and the In terests of the city demsnd that such work be performed before another winter with Ms seas of mud - ".'1 wa ter In the streets." the jury. He began by quoting from the statement by District vttorney Jerome, when hg said: "We have no right to be here try j n& this man if the real facts were khown." Delmas said he would ask for acquittai upon the written law of the state New York and went into a history of Evelyn Thaw's life. Dei mas declared Stanford White had committed a felony in his assault upon Evelyn Thaw. In the course of his nlea Delmas came to a point where he argued as to the truthfulness of Evelyn Neshit Thaw's story upon the witness stand. He paid a glowing tribute to District Attorney Jerome . calling a master but adding that even though lifted beyond the average mind, he could not shake the testimony of Eve lyn Nesbit Thaw. Attorney Delmas declared that the large sums of money pa icl by Stanford White to Mrs. Nes bit proved he had ruined the daugh ter. He denounced Mrs. Nesbit. as an unnatural mother who had given the district attorney a statement- to tor ture the wounded soul of her daugh ter. When Attorney Delmas touched upon Harry K. Thaw's love for Evelyn one of the Jurors was seen to wipe his eyes. Delmas seems determined to base his whole plea for Thaw's life upon the wife's story. 1 I I MAJOR FENN TO KOOSKIA who lately resigned. It Is said that Frank A. Fenn, superintendent of forest reserves In Washington, Idaho and Wyoming, is making preparations to move his headquarters from Boise to Kooskla, so say reports from the latter city. Mr. Fenn is now at Koo skla looking over the books of the administration of C. M. Day, forest supervisor of the Bitter Boot reserve Mr. Fenn is to take the place made vacant by Mr. Day until ajfter the fire season. The position Is now being held by Jl C. Bgrton, a g^nment i» specter of timber. ! Mr. Fenn owns a residence at Koo his famll to spend the summer as is his family to spend the summer as Is his custom, because of the coolness of the location, SEIZURE OF THE SEAPORTS Central Active Amercan State« I Warfare. MOBILE, April 8.—A steamer that has Just arrived here br«p« the news end that Pu-m er ndvlc* Is also In *■ tr.* Honduras, traguans. I CITIZENS ENJOY CONCERT Crowds Gather at the Park Despite of Unfavorable Weather. The city park was filled with people yesterday to enjoy the splendid con- j cert rendered by the Lewiston military band. While the weather conditions were not entirely favorable for the park concert, the grounds were filled and large numbers lounged on the I lawn grass. The selections were especially pleas I ing and were loudly ' applauded. A marked improvement in the harmony and tone is noted with each appear ance of the band and the Lewiston I people look forward with fond antlcl ; nation to the completion of the new an & band stand and the warmer weather i when the entire city will gather each week to be entertained by Lewiston's crack musical organization. RUEF'S COUNSEL ARE DISTURBED SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., April 8.— The trial of Abraham Ruef for extor tion was continued by Judge Dunne until tomorrow on account of the ni nes of Henry Ach, of Ruef s counsel. The defensë has applied to the court | Is for an order requiring M. P. De Young, ! proprietor of the b'an Francisco I Chronicle, and_John P. Young, editor j of that newspaper. sîvfv cn$=e why ! they should not be punished for pub | lishing an editorial reflecting upon the onr1uct pf Ruefs coun el m,rine the trial. The order was refused. CLUB DECIDES ON QUARTERS R. C. Beach Guest at Meeting—Elect New Member*. The governing board of the Com mercial club today formally voted to rent the lower floor of the 1. O. O. F. building for club purposes to be Joint ly occupied with the promotion bureau. The meeting of the board was held at noon in the Raymond grill room. The club will cofmnence at once to collect a complete grass, grain, fruit, mineral and timber exhibit. Immediately upon being installed in the new quarters the club will com mence an aggresive campaign for membership. The rent for the new room will be $75 per montfi and this expense is to be divided with the promotion bureau as long as that organization shares the quarters with the. Commercial club. The Commercial club will as sume the entire responsibility for the rent. It has been planned to hold a full club membership meeting as soon as the new quarters are occupied at which time the constitution and by laws adopted by the present hoard will be ratified. Mr. R. C. Beach ,was a guest of the board today and talked informally 6n the situation in Lewiston. He said that he had much confidence In the future of Lewiston and believed we are destined to realize a permanent prosperity and growth. He does not believe .that any general panic could effect this locality and stated that he believed the development of the sev In the vicinity eral Irrigation projects In the vicinity of the city would be a very Important development In the growth and de velopment, of the city The board voted in 17 new members and received a communication from the city council in which* the resolu tions passed by that body relative to the awarding of a contract for water pipe to the firm of Holly-Mason Hard ware company, of ^gokane, was In cluded. The secretary was Instructed to direct a communication to the city clerk, setting forth the fact that the Commercial club had taken no action criticising the council and that there fore the resolutions had no bearing on the club. the be on TWO LEFT IN THE HOSPITAL Cadets III From Pneumonia Not Able ! 40 Le « ve Yod,y ' Two cadets. F. E. Smith, one of the freshman class debating team, and A. i Kirtfev. were left at Ft. Joseph's bos- | pltal this morning when the cadet hat- 1 talion returned to Moscow because of \ their being In too critical condition to j leave the city. They are being attended by Dr. Cos . tello for pneumonia, the disease being contracted when they were encamped j on the damp ground at the head of the Fifth street grade. Repor's from ! the hosnltcl 'his afternoon ***** that oth-jth* b"Y* er* Improving *p.* wifi he ab!« to return to their homes at Mos cow this weak. FACTORY MAY LOCATE HERE Promotion Committee Seeks to Have Company Install Plant It was definitely learned today that an effort is being made by the "21" committee to bring the Troy Lumber & Manufacturing company to Lewis ton an< * that encouraging word has busines been received from the Troy people. The matter was taken up with Man ager Peterson, of the Troy company, several days ago, when he was In Lew iston to sign the contract for the new Methodist church woodwork, and It was learned from him that his com pany would accept a proposition to come to Lewiston. The Troy company has received a liberal patronage from Lewiston build ers and all of Its woA has been of the most satisfactory character. The company is now employing 80 men and with a favorable location here It Is believed this force could be Increas ed to 150 within a short time. The company is prepared to manu facture box stuffs in addition to a general sash and door and finishing md with the large fruit In dustry adjacent to nntronage wi'l be source. Lewiston a large secured from this PLANNING FOR SUMMER SCHOOL Plans are being perfected for the holding of a summer normal at Coeur dAlene. Idaho, commencing July II and closing August 27. State Super intendent Miss Chamberlain and President Black have the matter in charge. It is planned to carry departments of manual training, music, drawing, mathematics. English literature and history. The faculty will be largely supplied from the Lewiston Normal school. It is estimated that from 150 to 2no students will he In attendance. The law under which this is being done was passed at the recent" session of the legislature and the Coeur d'Alene summer normal will be one. of three to be conducted in the state this summer. summer. CONTRACTS WELL ADVANCED Contractor Dubrav Ha* Large Force in Sandetone Quarries. Contractor L. J. Dubray reports that the stone work on the new school house at Asotin will be completed the latter part of this week and that the stone work on the I. O. O. F. and Bell buildings In Asotin Is well ad vanced. Mr. Dubray now has a large force ef men at work In the Dubray sandstone quarries at Swallows Nest engaged In preparing the stone .Zor \ e neW M. R. church In Lewiston and the laying 'ef the stone on this building will soon be commenced. The cement footlnge are now In place and work will be rushed on this structure with all the men that can be advantageously placed on the Job. Mr. Dubrav reports that he now has 43 men on the pay roll and exnects te give employment to a larger force dur ing the entire summer. ____ - % ' Former Detective* on Trial. ST. LOUIS. Mo., April 8 —The caae» of former Detective George ■Williams, charged with the murder of R. Lee Killian? also a former detective, and of former Detective Tom McGrath, char ged with assault to kill John Killian, a brother of Lee, was called In court for trial todav. The murder and as sault occurred In the saloon of Mc Grath A McMahon on January SO. and was the result of a bitter personal feud that had Its origin in the dis missal of Williams from the polte« force In February. 1901. and for which the A. i | williams held Killian responsible. 1 ________ of \ to j Cuban« Want Self Government, i HAVANA, April 8.—Cuban press and j public are pressing Secretary Taft for | a definite statement concerning « *iitnro nollcv of the Vnlted States regard to Cuba. It Is hardly hoped that there will be an Immediate with of from that he Mos drawal of the American t»o*>p« but th« i eB( to r s Insist that the secretary re deem his promise to allow elections to be held In June.