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E. D. THOMAS, Vio« President. JAME8 A8POA8, Secretary. H. K. BARNETT, Supervisor Abstract Department. Commercial Trust Company Capital - - $1,000,000.00 General Banking and 1 rust Business. Abstracting'and Fire Insurance. Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. LEWISTON, IDAHO. .♦ PORTLAND. SPOKANE. Have you a Something yo room to rent? ■* wish to sell If any of these wants are trou bling you, phone Main 261 and see what the Evening Teller can do. r: ■ ■ ; ' 1 ' ,, • Do you want Lost something to secure' help? you wish to find? SEATTLE. •« PRIVATE WIRES'. ■m \Downing Hopkins Co. z ESTABLISHED 1893. ] BROKERS • New York Stocks Chicag Grains <• « Also Slocks Listed on Spokane Mining Exchange a „ g Member* of Spokane 8took Broker** Association. * Local office 219 A 220 New Ilaho Trust Bldg. Telephone Main «6. 2 Call or write for daily market letter. eooeeeeeooooooooeeoeeeeoeeeoeeeeoeocioeeoeoooeeooeeeo TRAVEL VIA THE Northern Pacific Railway ON THE North Coast Limited LOOK FOR THE 1*1 A*\ «0 TRADE MARK It Stands For The Best 'Pullman Standard Sleepers Pullman Touriat Slaepara. Electric Light*. Electric Light*. Dialing Car Night and Day. Obaarvatian Car. Electric Light. Elactrio Ul|ht . Md Elegant Day Coach... Barber Shop, Bath, Etactrie Light*. Library and Buffet, . u _ 8moking Room. All Comforts For Travelers ARE FOUND ON ANY OF OUR THREE TRAINS DAILY •Calf on or write W. J. JORDAN, General Agent, Lewiaton, Idaho «r A. D. CHARLTON, A. G P. A., Portland, Oregon. . GREAT PREPARATIONS FOR HAYWOOD TRIAL Telegraph Company Installing Additional Equipment to Handle News Stories for Army of Reporters One week from next Thursday Is the date set for the trial of William D. Haywood, whom the attorneys for the state would be the first of the three men held at the Ada county jail to be tried on the charge of the murder of former Governor Steunenberg on the evening of December 30, 1906, says the Boise Statesman. There seems to be no doubt now that the trial will actually begin on that date. There now seems to be no Indication of a further postpone ment, although the attorneys for the defense are preparing to make a show ing of prejudice against their clients in this county as grounds for another motloft for a change of venue. The defense attorneys make no se cret of the fact that they have men In tbetr employ In eevry precinct tn Ada county for the purpose of polling the residents to learn what the senti ment Is generally concerning the com ing trials, They have reported that they have gained Information that prejudice does exist and that they will affidavits to present to that ef It has been stated by several Want Change of Venue. That the defense will make a motion j t thn onanlng of the case on May 9 I for a change of venue looks very likely, but no persons who have close ly followed the proceedings of these cases, particularly the proceedings before Judge Fremont Wood recently In Canyon county, when the motion of the defense for a change of venu s from that county was argued, it would seem safe to predict that a motion made here would be overruled. In Canyon county, It will be re membered, that Judgre Wood in rend ering his opinion stated to the at torney for the defense that he had considered the motion and the show ings made to sustain It very closely and was not certain that the show ings made were sufficient to show that a fair and Impartial Jury could not be had In that county. Hard to Gat Jury. However, he said he wished to give the defendants an absolutely fair show and would make an order removing the trial to Ada county If the attor neys for the defense would allow the records to show that the removal to this county was with their consent. This they agreed to do. If a motion is now made to remove the case from Ada county to some other county It would seem probable that the motion would be overruled on the send off, but If after an attempt Is made to empannel a Jury and- It Is then shown that It will be a hard mat ter to find a competent Jury compose! of men unbiased and unprejudiced towards the defendants. It is of course certain that a renewal of the motion for a change of venue would be enter tained by the court. Dsbs Headed Off. From a traveling man who was re cently In Chicago, Information cams yesterday which the drummer said was authentic, that there was a strong probability that Eugene V. Debs would not carry out his plans of vis iting Boise during the trials of Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone. He said that Debs had received a letter from the leading attorney for the defense urg ing him not to make the trip and ad vising Debs that his presence here would do more to Injure the cause of the defendants than to help. "Debs Is rattle brained,* explained the drummer, "and the Denver at torney thinks that were he here he might make a disturbance that could not help but hinder the plans of the defense. In Chicago, however. It was given out that Debs was rather In clined to resent Richardson's Inter ference with his plans and had stated he thought the request unreasonable and that he would think the matter over before deciding whether or not to heed the request." Witnesses Subpesned. During the last few days prepara tions for the coming trial have been going forward In earnest. Many of the witnesses for the state and for the defense have already been- subpoe nled. .It was learned that already about 16 witnesses for the state have been served In Canyon county. From Colorado a dozen or more witnesses for the state will be called and Jt Is said that most of the witnesses for the defense will be" called from that state. Most of the witnesses from Can* yon county for the stale will be those who testified at the preliminary ex amination of Harry Orchard. One of the important witnesses from that county will be former Sheriff ! Jasper Nichols. Other witnesses will i be Andy Johnson, Gene Johnson, two local detectives who worked on the case early in the beginning of the in trials as viewed throughout the coun try can be sained from the fast that vestigations. Chris Thiele, assistant superintendent of the northwest di vision of the Pinkerton detective agency, who is now in Boise, will be another witness. It is expected that the two most important witnesses will be JtAnes McParland, chief of the Pinkertons, and Harry Orchard. The testimony of these two men will prob ably be the big news features of the coming trials. For Handling Newa Something of the Importance of the Indications are that there will be close to If not quite 60 writers pres, ent to report to their various papers, magazines and news service the daily proceedings. These will be assisted in giving the big story to the public throughout the country by many spec ial men, artists, photographers, etc. Many of these writers and news men have already applied for and se cured quarters for the time they will be In Boise. Besides these there will be quite an army of stenographers and typewriter experts. The attorney for the state and for the defense have planned to have enough stenograph ers on the ground so that within a short time after the end of each day's proceedings in court they will be furnished with a verbatim copy of the testimony taken. ! will be the first meeting between Hay. i wood and his family sines he was first Where Wires Run to. To handle the vast amount of spec ial matter to be sent to thousands of papers throughout the country the local office of the Western Union Telegraph company is being flted up with Instruments and paraphernalia calculated to accommodate all the business that may be brought to it with quickness and dispatch. The company has leased four wires front Boise to Nampa from the two tele phone companies. These wires will be connected with the local telegraph office and two of them will be available all the time, while the other two will be released for telegraphic work during the night At Nampa the direct wires of the company will be* quaded each way. This will be In addition to the direct wire now used as duplex to Salt Lake which will be equipped for quad serv ice during the trials. This, Manager Hackett states, will give the local office a service of ten more circuits than now of 14 circuits altogether. TJie service will be ready by the middle of this week and as soon as ready Chief Operator • McDonnell of Seattle will come and thoroughly test the system to see that everything Is In perfect working order. Usa Only Beat Operators. The best operator*, dispatchers, to he found in the west are to be sent to Boise for this special work. Manager Hackett received a list of the ten op erators who are to report for duty the first of next week as follows : From Spokane: C. H. Devlin and F. R. Brooks. From Portland: J. J. O'Brien, Mrs. J. J. O'Brien, J. R. Jandorf, W. J. Mil ler, and E. C. Keeler. From Portland: L. J. Henderson. 3. W. Brantn and J. M. Burke. J. J. O'Brien of Seattle Is now chief operator of the Chicago office of the company, having come west on acr count of his health. He la considered one of the festest and most accurate senders in the country, and will have charge of the special work here, com ing here as traffic chief. E. C. Keeler has an enviable reputa tion as an expert operator. He la the man who was sent here during the re cent Irrigation congress, during which time he made a record In the local office as a fast dispatcher and a care ful one. Mrs. Haywood Coming. Mr. Libby of Denver, who will have charge of the transcript work at the trials for tha attorneys for the de fense, having several expert steno graphers under him, arrived yester day afternoon. His helpers will ar rive the first of the week. He t n advance to procure suitable office room to turn out the work In and to engage rooms for his assistants. He stated Mr. Richardson when left planned to start for Boise on Saturday, expect ing to arrive here Monday. Word was received by William D. Haywood at the Jail yesterday that his wife, for years an invalid, had de cided after much hesitation and con sultation with her physicians that she would Journey to Boise to attend tha trial of her husband. Haywood Children Coming. She Is now on her way here, having left, according to telegraphic advices, with Mr. Richardsnn yesterday, ac companied by her two children. This arrested In Denver. Rooms have been procured for Mrs. Haywood and hsr children close to the court house and an Invalid'* chair will be gatten to readiness for bee oe cupancy In the court room during the trial of her husband. Everything win be done to make her as comfortable as possible during the coming ordeal. Haywood is very jubilant over the news that his wife's physicians have consented to her malting the trfpi ALL rO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES Dynamiters Issue Statement Through Attorney C. Darrow BOISE, Idaho, May 2.—Clarence Darrow, of counsel for Messrs. Hay wood, Moyer and Pettibone, of the Western Federation of Miners, char ged with complicity in the murder of former Governor Steunenberg, last night issued a formal statement on behalf of the prisoners. It was anticipated that the state ment would be a direct reply to Pres ident Roosevelt's "undesirable citi zens' letter," but the statement Is In reality a general one and the refer ences to the president go back to for mer letters of the executive. The statement follows; Statement of Defendants. "We bave uoeu cnargeu wub kiiiutg ex-Governor steunenberg with a dy namite bomb, our trial is to begin o.i tue 9 th of this mouth. The details of tue assassination have been publish ■ oil broadcast throughout the civilized world for more than a year. ''During ail this time the press ot the country, and especially in that section of Idaho where we will oe placed on trial, has bitterly denounced us and the Western Federation of Miners, to which we belong. The most powerful Interests of the country are seeking our lives. We were not in Idaho for years before the crime was committed. "Under the law we could not be ex tradlted from Colorado, but In spite of this we were arrested on a per jured affidavit, charging that we were In Idaho at the time of the commis slon of the crime and that we lmme diately fled from the state, and on this perjured affidavit, known to be false, the governors of the two states of Idaho and Colorado kidnapped us In the night time, refusing us an inter, view with family, friends or counsel, or a chance of appeal to the courts, and brought us an a special train a thousand miles from home and Into a state and community systematically poisoned against us by newspapers and officials. In Jail Fourteen Months. ''We have been confined in jail il months against out protest and denied bail while ''constantly demanding trial. "Every effort has been made to teach the farmers, business men and working men of the community that wè are assassins and outlaws. After all this time our case is about to o» reached, and ute president qf the United States, In no way Interested officially or otherwise, sends two let ters broadcast over the country, char ging us with guilt and crime. ''These are republished in every pa per in the land, and especially In every paper in Idaho. The governor ot Col orado, a day or two later, adds bis word of spite to the venom of the president and says that we are not only guilty of the crime as charged, but of many others too. Blame President Rooaavelt. While the president of the United States and the governor of Colorado are sending out their statements _ encompass our death, the judge of this county has brought a citizen before him for contempt on the charge that he tried to Influence the mind of a prospective Juror by saying 'the state administration was trying to railroad us.' "On the appearance of this man In court the judge promptly told tha state's attorney that be should hav. thls obscure fermer Indicted for felony because he had tried to influence the mind of a prospective Juror. "The president kotows how muen greater weight will be given to his words than to those of an obscure pri vate citizen. If we are about to be tiled In court every tow abiding cit izen, however great or humble, should do anything in his power to cool the passions of men. rather than add fuel to the flames. "If we are to be thrown to the mob, the officers should at leajt open our prison doors and give us some chance to defend ourselves." Leslie M. Shaw ta Spaak. WORCESTER, Mass.. May 2.—Great preparations have been completed by the Worcester board of trade for Its annual banquet tonight and from all Indications tt will be the most nota ble function ever given by the organ ization. The principal address will he delivered by Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, former secretary of the treasury. Our Grape, are they come tote toartog ° n< * year a «er Planting. T Plant fruit trees when you ^ plant y u «•« Red Emperor,:Thomp 80n Seedless, Malagajof Spain. Black] Cornichon »rape vines and make an ini. pendent living on a small acre! ase. We grow and sell Lo«. berries. Write us for prloM> ' The Fresno Nursery Company Box XX42. Fresno, California largest growers of grape vfai. to California. NO WORRY Let ua do your washing Sat isfactory work at a satisfactory price. A phone call and our wagon will call. Phone Main 294....... THE LEWISTON STEAM LAUNDRY. SCALE KILLER SOUGHT AFTER State Chemist Experiment ing to Find Most Fatal Sprayer Several Interesting experiments an being made by State Chemist Oik son In his office to the laboratory ad joining the old high school building One of them Is to determine the best proportion of lime, sulphur and salt to be used In spraying for San Jow scale, says the Boise Statesman. It has been reported to the state de partment of horticulture that the ad dition of salt to the lime and sulphur solution formerly used seems to gin considerably more effective résulta Mr. Gibson yesterday started a test of these mixtures In water, using varying amounts each of the llm*. sulphur and salt. When the test I* finished he will be pnabled to give out a formula that will at once be the cheapest and most effective combi nation of the three Ingredients. Mix Lime and Sulphur. The mixture of lime and sulphur IS a watery solution forms a quantity < calcium sulphide which acts a* * deadly poison to the scale, and Mr. Gibson says that the addition of com mon salt, as has been found by persons who have tried It, further incrassss the strength of the solution by adding to it sodium sulphide, which 1» Un wise very antagonistic to the devel opment and growth of the csale. Mr. Gibson is also making tests » determine the percentage of tot con tained by the various brands of oon denaetL milk and cream. For this test he uses the Soxhlet extracting ap paratus by which the fat is taken from the milk by means of an ether bath. The arrangement of the apparatus M very lngenlus and accurate one and by Ha use the amount of fatty matt* In any kind of either fresh or con densed milk can readily be ascertain ed. Use Soaking Filter Papar The method consists of soaking ter paper with the brand of milk * cream to be tested and allowing the water to be evaporated trots - The paper, the weigh! °* which been previously determined, to®* weighed to secure the exact wall» of the dry milk adhering to it A roll to made of It and it to pto«* In a recepttcle, where It is Immersed When the ether bath has last ed* * a period of about five minutes an •» matlo siphon attachment carries together with the fat which It has slmltoted. It to then collected < n other reeeptlcal from which the * la once more withdrawn by evapo tlon, leaving the fat which to carsw ly weighed, thus showing the per een age In the milk tested. ... Mr. Gibson says that good should contain from three to ou cent of butter fet, and cream at eight per oent.