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^■ptY-FIRST YEAR-NO. 91. LEWISTON IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 25 1907. SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR. HEITFELD'S CANDIDACY FORMALLY ANNOUNCED! Petition Placing His Name Before Electors Is Signed by Business Men and Will be Filed This Afternoon _ Mayor Henry Heitfeld's name will be placed before the electors of Lewis ton for nomination for the office of mayor by a petition filed this after noon with City Clerk Lundstrum. The petition was signed by leading business men who ai^e enthusiastic in their support of the mayor, and the policy of his administration. The following names appear on Mr. Helt feld's petition: D. J. McGllvery, O. A. KJos, J. Alex ander, M. A. Means, A. W. Krouten g er, J. L. Crutcher, E. C. Smith, M. W. Barnett, J. E. Kincaid and S. Salsberg. J. M. Molloy was endorsed for the nomination of mayor by the Gateway club at a meeting held in Stookey hall last night, and the same meeting en dorsed Victor Dresser for alderman. The names of neither of these candi dates were filed with Clerk Lundstrum today, but it is understood the neces sary petitions will be completed to morrow, at which time the petitions will he filed. Petitions for Councilman. Petitions for councllmen favorable to F. P. Booth and Harry L. Krles were filed by the required number of elec tors and it Is expected more names will be brought Into the contest with in the next two days. The chief Interest In the campaign will center in the selection of mayor and a canvass through the business district today has shown a strong Helt feld feeling in all parts of the city The administration of Mayor Heit feld is recognized as one of conserva tive business methods and in view of thç large amount of prospective im provement during the next two years it is urged that the mayor he returned to office to complete the plans already commenced. Policy of Administration. The policy of the administration of Mayor Heitfeld has been favorable fo a public inspection of the work of the city council and the various city de partments. Prom the beginning of ills administration he has advocated the attendance of the council meetings by the citizens, and has urged that lha council and city officers be advised by the tax payers at all times. The following extract from his mes sage delivered before the council July, 1*05, upon the occasion of his taking the oath of office, shows the attitude of the administration in Inviting the co-operation of the residents of the city in the management of its affairs: "As the munlplcpal government *a so closely concerned with the people, public opinion has a more direct Influ ence upon the oonduct of the city offi ciais than elsewhere, and every effort should be made by the officials of the city, not only to ascertain what the public opinion la but to be guided and directed by that opinion, so far as pos sible, along beneficial and healthful to Advocates Active Citizenship. "TTnder our system, there can be n » other guarantee of good government than an active citizenship. In no event Is popular government better than the public demands, that It should be. "I would therefore recommend that every public act of the officers of this city, and especially the acts of th* mayor and council, be given as much publicity as possible; that the cltlsens be given to understand that the rec ords of the city are open to their ln ■Pectlon; that their views be sought upon public questions as frequently «s possible, and that they he Invited to meet with the council and give free expressions to their views whenever they desire. Asks 8upport of People. "If we are to perform our duties ef fectively, we must have the support end confidence of the people, and this can be had most easily by Keeping them fully informed of what is pro posed or done, and of our views and Purposes in so doing. I do not desire to he understood that those elected to xovern should endeavor to shift toe responsibility of their duties, but want t* call tlys attention of our cltlsens the fact that no government can accomplish much without the hearty r®'operation of fts cltlsens. "A public official Is but a public • frr **t or agent of ht» constituency; As *s c h ose n to re p resent those who Awrs elected Mm. If the eieoters have him, they ought to have sufficient con- | sideration to assist him in his efforts j to serve them. A full, free and deliber- > ate expression of the wishes of the ! voters can only be beneficial; It serves as a guidance to the official and en courages him in the performance of his duty." Urges Co-Operation. In the annual message delivered in July, 1906, Mayor Heitfeld again call ed the attention of the people to the beneficial results of co-operation on the part of the citizens in the delibera tions and acts of the city government. In this message he outlined the plan of the government for the year and urged many of the measures that are now being advanced by the taxation league and the commercial bodies In an address before a public meet - ing in the Woodmen's hall at the tim" | the people had been called together to j discuss a new city hall and the Im- If. provement to the fire department, he | again called attention to the import- j ance of a general participation of the. i people in the affairs of city govern- ; ment and stated that only a small per j cent of the taxpayers were familiar i with the expenses of the city's de partments or in what manner their money was expended. The street paving question and many other of the important public improve ments now being urged by the people were urged by Mayor Heitfeld more than a year ago. Favors Public Improvement. In February 15. 1906. Mayor Heil feld, In a public interview, said; "Outside of the water and sewerage systems in this city, I think the most Important thing is the street paving question, for the simple reason that the first impression upon a prospec tive inevstor is the important one. "Real estate dealers say that many men who have come to Lewiston dar ing the past winter and would have remained and invested here had it not been for the muddy condition of ht streets." I j ! j j CONSPIRATORS SEE PRESIDENT Senators Penrose and Bourne Call Separately at the White Moose WASHINGTON, D. C., April 25.— Senator Penrose, of Pennsylvania, whose name is freely mentioned In connection with the giving away at a dinner the details of an alleged con spiracy agjalnst President Roosevel', was an early visitor at the White House today. It was his first visit since the pub lication of the story. Senator Penrose remained at the White House an hour. A good portion of this time was spent In conversation with Secretary Loeb. Senator Penrose said he had noth Ing to say when seen after leaving th" White House. He said his visit was purely a social one. Makes No Explanation. He yas asked; "Did you explain to the president why the Pennsylvania legislature re fused him a third term?" "I did not," was the answer. "Do you think that needed explana tion?" "I do not," replied the senator. Senator Penrose said the story of the alleged conspiracy was not dis cussed. Senator Boumo Alto Calla. While Senator Penrose was In the executive offices Senator Bourne of Oregon, commonly reported to have been a host at the dinner at which the alleged conspiracy was discussed, call ed upon the president. He declared later there waa no eon fersnee between the president. Senator ----and himself, and said he had j j j j CARS may not BE mm There Is Hope That the San FraiIcisco strike May Be Averted SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., April 25.— There is no change in the street car situation. The committee of the Car men's union will meet Patrick Cal houn, president of the United Rail ways, tomorrow and present formally the terms which the company is to b" asked to grant. This is accepted as an indication that the written demands are not to be in the condition of an ultmatum, which leaves the hope that some has - # to avert a strike maly be reached. Owl Train Delayed. The Owl train arrived four hours late this morning. It was delayed at Marshall Junction, a few miles this side of Spokane, by the derailment of a freight ear, which had jumped the track and went over the embanknien*. The track was considerably torn up. ]-- | Mrs. W. J. Houser, who has been j visiting her parents, Major and Mrs. If. J. Edwards, has gone to Alpowal, | where she will visit her grandparents, j Mr. and Mrs Weiss. ------~ i ; j i JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION IS ALL READY TO OPEN At Sunrise Tomorrow 300 Guns Will Be Fired In Commemoration 300th Anniversary First English Settlement ! Special to Evening Teller. NORI OLK, Yn'a fhTlr neighbirf aw I Newport News blossoming out in a s-ea of color in anticipation of the opening tomorrow of the Jamestown exposition. At the exposition grounds the managers and an army of workers are getting things in the best possible shape for the opening. Although much remains to be done —as is the case usually with such af fairs—there will be more than enough novelties even at the start to interest all sightseers, and the remaining at tractions will undoubtedly be placed in position before many days have passed. Visitors Filling th. City. Visitors in consderable numbers are already arlving and the people of Nor folk begin to get some Idea If the con ditions that will confront them during the summer and fall. Governors and their staffs and many other public men were among today's arrivals. The vis itors who came merely to see arrived by the hundreds. Though the rush came like a tidal wave everybody was promptly and properly cared for. Bureaus of In • formation provided quarters to all who applied for them. The distinguished guests were met by escorts and con ducted to quarters previously set aside for their comfort and entertainment. Many regular and stats troops have come In during the day to take part In the military pageant that will be a feature of the opening exercise«. Président Arrives Tomorow. When President Roosevelt reaches here tomorrow on the Yacht Mayflow er he will receive a salute from the largest fleet ever assembled In these waters. Sixteen modern battleships, flying the United States flag and under command of Rear Admiral Evans are now anchored In Hampton Roads. Prominent among them are the bat tleships Louisiana, Maine, Virginia, Georgia, New Jersey, Rhode Island. Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, Connecticut and Minnesota. In addition there are six first class cruisers and a number of torpedo boats, making an aggregation of thir ty-six warships of the varous classes, apd constituting the most powerful fleet ever assembled in the waters of the United Btatee. Many Foreign Warships. Nearly a »core of foreign war ships will participate ta the great naval pa geant. Among the vessels already here or expected to arrive 1* Hehnptoa Roads gsfore noon t — arro w are the Brlttab a rmo u r*« s rel e w e Aagy*. «e» ioo summer C0TT#GES BURN Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association Hotel Also Destroyed MILLER'S FALLS, Mass., April 25. —One hundred summer collages and the summer hotel at Lake Pleasant were destroyed by fire today. The cause of the fire is unknown. The loss is $115,000. The settlement is controlled hy the Spiritualist Camp Meeting association. FINAL ARGUMENT HERMANN TRIAL WASHINGTON, D. C., April 25.— The defense closed its argument in the trial of Binger Hermann for destroy ing public records today, and the final argument for the prosecution has been commenced. It will be concluded tomorrow and the case go to the jury. , Hope, Hampshire, and Roxburgh, the German cruisers Roon and Bremen, the Italian cruisers Garibaldi and Li guria, the training ship Presdante of | the Argentine navy, the Portugese pro tected cruiser Don Carlos, the Aus trian cruisers Sankte Gearg and As pern. and the battleship Riachuele, the cruiser Barroso and gunboat Tamayo of the Brazilian navy. Later this fleet will be Joined by ves sels representing the navies of France, Chile, Japan. Denmark and Sweden. First Socisl Function. The Virgipia state building at the exposition grounds is to be the scene this evening of the first social func tlon that will help to make notable the opening ceremonies. The affair will be reception by Governor and Mrs. gwanon In honor of the visiting gover nors and other distinguished guests. The program for the opening exer cises will be carried out as previously Announced. At sunrise the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, stationed at the exposition grounds, will fire a saluts of 300 guns In commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary of the first English settlement In America. Uuon the arrival of President Roose velt In Hampton Roads a salute will be fired by the United States and foreign warships there assembled. When the president arrives at the exposition grounds he will be met by a military escort. Promptly at the hour of 11:30 he will be escorted to the reviewing stand, on Lee's parade, where the following ex ercises will take place; Opening prayer by Rt. Rev. Alfred j Magill Randolph, bishop ot the dio cese of southern Virginia. Address and Introduction of the pres ident of the United States by Hon. Harry St. George Tucker, president of the Jamestown exposition company. Address by Roosevelt. Address by President Roosevelt and formal opening of the exposition. Immediately after the formal open ing of the exposition President Roose velt will review the parade, of which Major General Frederick D. Grant will be grand marshal, and which will be participated In by the land and marine forces of the United States and squads of sailors and marines from the for eign warships. From S to * In the afternoon a recep tion will be tendered President Roose velt by the officers and director* If the exposition company In the rotunda of the auditorium building The presi dent will receive the diplomatie corps, the vMtteg governor* aad other I a HOSPITAL BUILDING AT POOR FARM DESTROYED Indigent Inmates Become Hysterical and. Have to Be Forcibly Carried From the Burning Structure RÜIGK CALLS ON PRESIDENT Will Leave Washington Fri= day, It Is Reported, for Boise WASHINGTON, D. C., April 25.— President Roosevelt had a talk with District Attorney Ruick of Idaho to day. Mr. Ruick has been in Washing;or, in connection with the alleged timber frauds in Idaho. He will start home tomorrow. YOST RELEASED AND REARRESTED Contempt Case Dismissed, and Felony Proceed» ings Begun BOISE, Idaho. Abril 25.—The case of W. N. Yost, charged with contempt of | court in an alleged effort to influence - juror of the regular panel which will probably try Haywood for alleged conspiracy In the assassination of Former Governor Steunenberg was dismissed today by Judge Wood in the district court, who held the affidavit of Juror Wagoner, upon which Yost was called into court, was insufficient. Yost was immediately arrested, however, at the sugegstion of the court, under the Idaho statute making an attempt to Influence a Juror a felony, Yost will have a preliminary hearing tomorrow. ; ! j j ; j ! i j ANOTHER PUN ROOST « ALLEY 1. D. Mills Designs Business Card With Information on One Side M. D. Mins is designing a business card that will carry on its reserve side a line of Information about the Lewls ton-Clarkaton valley that will make it valuable to the person who receives it as to the man who sends It out. The card will contain short succinct statements concerning the resources ot the country. One statement will he that Lewiston haa four banks with an aggregate capital of *1,900,000 and ag trregate deposits of over *2.500,000. Another statement will be on the Ir ■Igated lands and their value, and en he lands now coming under new -Mtches. Another will be on the pay roll. II It will be easily recognised that this Is a valuable suggestion and might be fol lowed by other business men wleh oroflt to themselves and to the com munity. Miss McCoy left this morning to visit the school* of Spalding and will tomorrow go to LapwaJ and take part ta th* Arbor Am exercise* of that While partaking of their morning: meal, sick or unable to be on their feet, the Inmates of the hospital at the county poor farm were this morning startled by a cry of "fire" coming: from one of the nurses attending tbeoa Becoming hysterical because of the .suddenness of the breaking out ot flames in the upper story, the throe old men, pioneers of the country, who were in the burning building, started* make their way from the place air best they could. Qne of them crawle* on his hand and knees because of Me crippled condition. Al! finally succeeded in getting from the building, but not until the firè haA gained such headway as to be beyond! control. Inmates Almost Untnanagabl*. At 9:45 o'clock this morning one of the attendants saw flames break ing from the upper story of the frame building, directly over the flue, whicia was said to have been poorly Boat strut ted, where the fire origtnated At that, time several of the llr I»* digents now at the poor farm were ta. the building. All were called out ex cept Tommy H. Guerin, Jimmie Rick etts and Owen Clark, the three sick. and disabled pioneers, When told of the fire In the buitdlngc ithey became almost unmanageable be cause of fright attendant upon their extreme old age. Crying because ot the feared destruction of everything that was dear to them, their few per sonal possessions, they were literally dragged from the hospital to aavw them from being cremated. A bucket brigade was formed by those able to work, and the adjoining building was saved from destruction. Several out buildings which caught fire were saved. It was possible to use water froi» but one hydrant, and it was too far from the burning building to be of any speelal value in extinguishing th» flames. C. T. Strnnahan. superintendent ot the county poor farm, was In Lewis ton at the time of the fire, and dl*: not know any thing about it until aft*» the flames had been put out. Will Rebuild at Once. The building was an old story and sc half frame structure, the oldest build ing on the place. It was owned bjr Mr. Stranahan, and not by the county. The cost of house and contents Mr. Stranahan places at *1,000. with no in surance. Ten, old men made this building their home. New quarter* will have to be constructed for the» at once. Mr. Strlanahan said this momtn® that he expected to rebuild as book a* possible, and would probably send uier lumber at once for the new InillAIng BLAZING LARI RUNS LIKE lAVAf Zoeller Packing Bouse Fir? Is Most Spectacular Spectacle PITTSBURG, Pa., April 25;—Oar «*' the most remarkable and spectaculay flreg ever Men j n this vicinity starte* I , agt n , ght in the william Zoeller Pack j ^ company's plant in Alleghany CHy. | Qn the opposite side of the river fro» j th(g c)ty J The flremen had t he fire under con ^ whçn suâdenty a large warehowtw j (n wh j ch was stored half a militons of , ar(J burgt lnto dames. AM efforts to extinguish the flame* w futile. The firemen fastened the Iron doont» shutting In the burning lard. The In terior soon became a seething furu*» Pouring through the crevice* ©f tb* doors and windows, the stream* ot hot grease ran Into a trench hurriedly to prevent the Are spreadin g *» surrounding territory. Th* IMF ' exceed *•••,•••.