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THIRTY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 134. LEWISTON, IDAHO. THURSDAY, JUNE 20. 1907. SCATHING UTTERANCES OFFERED IN EVIDENCE Editorials From Miners Journal Introduced to Show Animus of the Defendants Toward Steunenberg BOISE. .June 20.—Articles denuncia tory of Steunenberg ana of the labor wars in Idaho and Colorado, published in the Miners' Magazine, were this morning read to the Jury that is try ing Haywood for murder. Judge Woods permitted the intro duction of almost all the articles of fered by the state as showing the ani mus toward Steunenberg of Haywood and the other leaders of the Western Federation of Miners and excluded all of the articles published after Steun enberg was killed. The most important of the articles read to the Jury by Borah was that entitled "The Passing of Steunen berg." It appeared in the magazine issued for January, 1901. It begins: "On the 10th of January, 1901, Frank Steunenberg, of Idaho, will sink into obscurity from the public view, where he shall forever lie burled, damned for the outrages he committed upon the workingmen of the Coeur d'Alenes during the past *20 months," Continu ing it says: "Four years ago when the president ot the Western Federation of Miners helped to make this monstrosity gov ernor of Idaho, he said he did not have $20 In cash, but four years later in 1900 he was able to spend $4,000 to manipulate the state convention," In conclusion the articles says! j "When men and women will bless j the name of Paul Cofcol-atl, the model ; husband, the honest man, imprisoned ; by this filthy reptile, Steunenberg'* J name will be uttered with loathing. 1 Farewell Steunenberg, once governor is J. of Idaho, your polit cal career is end ed. You have done everything in your power to send the men who made you go ter nor to the penitentiary and worse than all you stand before the world a convicted perjurer before a congregational committee. But your cheek has long since lost the blush of j shame and your damnable deeds will never appeal to your manhood for such you never possessed. Your sole am bition was money wh'ch in your esti mation was superior to honor, but you are gone and your political tombstone shall be inscribed in indelible words: "Here lies a hirling and a traitor." E. M. Stuart, of Baker City, testified that at Silver City, in 1899. he heard Haywood say: "Steunenberg is a tyrant and monster and should be ex tcaiSnatcC.'' The state ntroduced the original j r coi l from the recon%i of .he I osta I Telegraph company showing that while Orchard Was in San Francisco in September and October, t904, engaged in the Bradley crime, money was transferred from Pettibone's store in Denver to him. FEDERATION IN CONTROVERSY Î j June 2oi—The convention ! DENVER, °f the Western Federation continued today the discussion of the amendment to the constitution pre venting the local unions from making in,,,r contracts with the operators. There was a bitter controversy be twi en the conservatives who oppose j the amendment and the radical ele- , ment. Many locals have contracts with the operators, the Butte union iving one for five years. If of Miners ..„ „„„ — tha amendment should finally prevail and j >'• come a part of the constitution after a referendum vote, all these contracts j will have to be rescinded and much confusion would prevail. The resolutions committee is having a diiflcult task in preparing a report, j l iie discussion over the differences in j the report is friendly, but nevertheless | determined. At 1:30 o'clock this morning the committee was debating a resolution ; proposed by the Washington delega tlo > which recommends » reduction of the forest reserves. At this hour it was announced that the committee would remain in session until a report was agreed upon even thought it re quired the balance of the night. While a number of resolutions had already been passed upon individual members of the committee expressed the belief tk at the report would be torn to pieces ln the convention tomorrow. BROKE PROPELLER SHAFT. PORTLAND, June 20.—George Her bort, a musician of Walla Walla, who was shot three.times yesterday after noon by C- H. Reynolds, died today. Herbert and Mrs. Reynolds were Lying Off Shore Disabled With Dan ger to Crew and Cargo. SAN FRANCISCO, June 20.—The Merchants Exchange has received word that the steam schooner, Santa Barbara, broke a propeller shaft off Point Reyes yesterday afternon and is lying off the point m a disabled condition. The schooner is owned by J. R. Hanlfy Co. of this city and left here for Seattle on Saturday corrying passengers and freight. _______________ MAD JEALOUSY CAUSES DEATH Nan Shot By Angry Hus* band Passed Away Today leaving the Reynolds' home for a walk when the husband appeared and draw ing- a revolver, began shooting. A charge of murder has been re corded aga nst him. Story of the Shooting. From what can be gathered from meaKre statement made by Rey nolds, Mrs. Reynolds had been in cor respondence with Herbert regarding musical matters for a year or more. Tuesday Herbert called at the Rey nolds house and was refused admis sion. About 2 o'clock yesterday after sion. About 2 o'clock yesterday after noon Reynolds says his ten year old son called him by phone and at Mrs. Reynold's instruction told him she could not come to Reynolds' establish ment as she had promised. Reynolds j says that the boy added that she was going for u walk in the park and that in the little fellow thought that some wrong. Reynolds rushed ; j 8 home, meeting Herbert and Mrs. Rey- j nolds leaving the house. be ------ j ERICKSON CASE HEARD FRIDAY _—— J of - ; Charge Against Defendant That Fouling a Fish Stream. The case of the State of Idaho vs. E. Erickson will be heard before a jury Î i n justice of the Peace Coburn's court j at 10 o'clock tomorrow. Mr. Erickson was arrested some time ! ago upon complaint ^ | ' j diet , Warden Harbaugh, charging that the j defendant has allowed the saw dust from the Kippen mill to kill the fish In p Rock creek. The case was brought irl j i Justice Coburn's court, but at that time the jury failed to render a ver- : Cleveland Is Reported III. PRINCETON, N. J., June 20.—It lsj announced at his home that former; j president Cleveland is ill of intestinal trouble, but that his condition is much I j improved j j | ; j -, . ■ ; NEW YORK. June 20.—The adjust ment of the differences between t e western Union aiyi the operators ..as STRIKE HAS BEEN AVERTED been reached. This mojnlng Colonel Clowry, presi dent of the Western Union, addressed a letter to Commissioner Neill out llntn the position of the company and thl9 is admittedly satisfactory to all [concerned. schooner louis now a wrecks ! ! SAN FRANCISCO, June 20.—The ' five-masted schooner Louis, which j u.nt ashore at Farallones. yesterday, j broke up early this morning. The ves- j sei and cargo of lumber is an entire J ' oss - ! REVOLT LEADER UNDER ARREST i PARIS. June 20.—M. Ferroul, the | strikin S mayor of Narbonne and next i to Marcelin Albert, the most promin i ent fi 8 ure in the wine growers' revolt j in the Bouth °f Prance, was arrested | at his residence at Narbonne at 5:20 this mor ning and hurried away to j M °nipeller. Before daylight all roads ! fading to M. Ferroul's house were j held by Cuirrassters in strong force. 1 His bodyguard of wine growers, among whom were many women, which had been nightly watching over the safety of their leader, was on duty as usual, but when the wine growers found themeselves surrounded by arm ! ed forces of the government, they did I not attempt any resistance. RUICK PLANS BOISE WORK United States District Attorney N. M. Ruick arrived home this morning from Moscow, says the Evening Capi tal Nov h. He has been the recipient of num.rous hearty congratulations over his victory in the north Idahq, land fraud cases, having secured thfr conviction on two of the five counts of the indictment against G. H. Koster. William Dwyer and W F. Kettenbach who were tried on the charge of con spiracy to defraud 'the government. When seen by a Caoital News rep resentative. Mr. Ruick modestly dis Iaimed any credit, saying it was the : government's victory, not his. The agents of the government secured the testimony, he said, and he presented it as best he could. When asked about what will be done here, Mr. Ruick said an order had been made adjourning court here over to day, but he did not know what day court would convene here, Judge Diet rich having remained to close up the work of the Moscow term. He thought j u( jge Dietrich would be home tomor row «or next day. The matter of pass in g sen tence on those convicted in land cases at the last term of court ; j 8 en g a gmg Judge Dietrich's attention. j 8 en g a gmg Judge Dietrich's attention. Mr Ruick did not know what would be the result of the court's délibéra - tlon. When asked what would be done in the land fraud cases here and how about the indictments, Mr. Ruick said he had given the matter no «»tention and could not say what will be done. When reminded that the trial jury had been discharged for this term of court, he said significantly that the court could call another jury If It was deem ed advisable. He said he had not con about suited with the court as yet ' vhat wil1 Probably be done. whi ] e Mr. Ruick was not inclined to Kive out much information, It seems p ro b a ble that some of those who were i n aicte<3 by the federal grand Jury here wl jj j, e tried at this term of court, : , .............. , I FUEL FAMINE ANTICIPATED WASHINGTON, June 20—Strenu ous measures have been adopted by the government and by the railroads to avert a fuel famine In the west and northwest which Is thought to be Im pending next winter, Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pacific, re cently wired to Commissioner Lane of the interstate commerce commission suggesting the probability of a fuel famine in the west and northwest next winter that might exceed in Its seri ous possibilities the famine of last winter. He advised that every effort be made by the commission to induce consumers to lay in supplies of coal during the summer months pending the movement of the crops in the early autumn. taft has bad ™ oat ! KANSAS CITY, June 20.-—Secretary , Taft underwent a slight operation of ' the throat here today before taking the train for Ottawa, Kansas, where j lie will address a meeting of the Chau tauqua association. His general health J seems good and the operation was onlv ! the merest incident. NOTES RETURNED TO SUBSCRIBERS By Terns of Contract Ob ligations oi Both Silos Cease The trustees of the subscription fund circulated in Idaho, Nez Perce and Asotin counties two years ago for the purpose of assisting in the promotion of an electric and steam railroad from Lewiston-Clarkston to Nez Perce and Grangev.lle met today and turned back to the subscrioers notes aggregating! approximately $300,000. The terms of the compact entered j into between the trustees and Judson i Spofford, president of the Lewiston & j Southeastern Electric Railway com pany, provided for a fund of $500,000 to be secured ty the trustees and the railroad to be completed before June 1, 1907, by the railroad company. A special provision named $400,000 ,is the minimum sum to be raised by the truste, s and also provided for a final contract to be entered into be tween the trustees and the railroad company when this sum was secured. Or account of he failure of the trus- | le s to secure the required amount the j final Contract was never drawn and j the proceedings today are in line with natural proceedure by w itch both par- | ties are relieved from any further ob- ! ligation in the matter. The m.-ettrig was attended by Chair- j nan E. H. L bby. Secretary George M j Reed, of Orangeville: John Coram. of j Orangeville; A. C. Eitzen, of Nez! Perce; O. A. Kjos, of Lewiston, and] G. W. Thompson, pre sident of the Lewiston & Southeastern Electric Railway company. After a preliminary nr etln held this \ morning an adjournment was taken until 2 o'clock and *he session a' that hour again adjourned until 5 o'clock this afternoon in order that the at torneys could pass on the legal phases of the question and that the sreps could be taken with due deliberation. Nsalon Wins the Suburban. NEW YORK. June 20.—The Subur ban handicap was won today by Neal on, Montgomery second, Beacon Light third. Time, 2:07. Lyndol Slayton, the 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Slayton, died at the famdy home on Sixteenth street last evening of cholera infan tum. Mr. Slayton was summoned from Olympia and when' he arrives the fu neral arrangements will be made. William Weeks has purchased ten acres in Lewiston orchards for which he aid $350 per acre. Mr. Weeks is a recently arrival from Wenatchee and brings his family here for permanent residence. he Jack Debruu. former stewart on the steamer Sokane, is In the city for f.-yv days visiting friends. After short vacation he will take a position on the steamer T. J Potter plyin on the lower river. Articles of incorporation were filed In the county auditor's office yester day creating the Bank of Kamtah. The incorporators are local people of that vicinity and the capital stock Is fixed at $10,000. John Gorman, of Gilbert, Idaho, is in the city. Mr. Gorman, who has bee* engaged in the saw mill busines at Gilbert for the past five years, has sold, out at that place and leaves for Spokane, where he will reside in the future. He will engage In locating timber land for a large eastern firm. Miss Lois McCoy, of Portland, is visiting her cousins. County School Superintendent Bernice McCoy and J. H. McCoy, of Lewiston. Miss MeCoy will visit the schools of Nes Perce county, having left todav with the county superintendent for a trip to the Elk City country PINCHOTT DEFINES FORESTRY POLICY , „ , , , , i I • e (jlVOS /\(J 111 111 IS tl*311 Oil S ElUC Of Argument In the Creation and Maintenance of the Reserves SUPPOSED TO BE INSANE. Stranger Arrested by the Polio for Mysterious Bshavior. The police this morning arrested J. W. Bartley, a laborer, who was found In the railroad yards acting In a pecu liar manner. When' arrested he was facing the river and motioning to an imaginary person on the tilllslde, Bartley is about SO years of age and claims to be a miner. He will be held at the police station pending an in vestigation of his condition. j j j of j j j | j . .. — : Special to, Ev- nliig Teller. | Cl LDESAC, Idaho, June 20. Ihe track laying crew has reached a pouit; - t'ven miles above Cuidesac and with- ( i:i one mil ol the high lresile across REACH REUBENS SEPTEMBER I Progress on Construction Indicates Completion of Road That Bate the canyon, where the a sc at of the mountain will be commenced. It is estimated that one month will be re turned to construct this bridge which will place the road at Reubens not a ter than September 1. Contractors report the labor situa : ion much Improved, but it is feared ■he men will go to the grain fields for the summer as soon as the harvest »egins. Shipments of men are being received almost dally from the em ployment bureaus fft Spokane and St. \ p aa j im( j many of the camps are be ing operated with a full force. The U^ai mountain saw mills are now engaged In the shipment of lum ber to the eastern market and .within •.he next few weeks it is expected 4, 900,000 feet of choice pine will have oeen sent to eastern factories. The heavy shipments of material for the new road has supplied the lumbermen with cars and up to this time little inconvenience on account of car short age has been experienced. County Attorney Daniel Needham returned yesterday from We ppe, where he conducted the prosecution of Reu ben Dennis, charged with killing a yearling bull belonging to John Doble. The offense charged is under the Idaho laws a misdemeanor and the defend ant was found guilty and fined $15 and costs, amounting In all to $90. The case was tried before Justice S. M. Snyder. FAIR PROMOTES NEW EXHIBITS . An additional feature of the Lewis ton-Clarkston fair this season will be .he premiums offered for pigeons and ci os. The fair management is making a special effort to enlarge the poultry And livestock exhibits and to this end „ , , ,. have materially Increased the pre . .. _• miums and enlarged th- scope of the ntire exhibition. The field work In Nez Perce county under the direction of Majoi Manning is now well orgatized and reports from all parts of the country show a new Interest In the agricultural and horticultural exhibits which will in sure one of the most comprehensive exhibits ever collected in the Inland Empire. A similar condition is reported in Asotin county, where an excellent col lection of grains and grasses is now being gathered which on account of the splendid quality of all cereals promises to surpass any previous ef fort. DENVER, Colo., June 20.—The pub lic lands convention Is remarkable l»,. that since the first day when Secretary Garfield and Commissioner Ballinger spoke there has been only one speech in favor of administration. The conservatives declare, however», that the opposing forces are rea% not far apart only differing in the method' as to the best way the vast region, west of the Mississippi can be thrown open for settlement. The chief address of the day was iRr» Chief Forester Plnchott, who is thæ other speaker who Is friendly to the • government's side of the public land questions. His speech was devoted' entirely to the discussion of the forest reserve problems aqd on this topic he said in part: "The national forest policy as wa have it now began when the people of the United States themselves began to realize that the timber was being cut faster than It was being repro duced. The American citizens uses wood more freely and depends on It for his comfort and well being mors directly than the citizen of any other nation. Ours is a civilization of wood as much as it Is of coal and steel. We are using every year three times as much wood from our forests as they are growing. A great timber famine Is not only in sight, but It is approach ing with bewildering speed. ' After the first national forests forest reserves) were created under thl> art March 3, 1891, it ho Ka „ r, a pp eaJP (hat a few rich men W ere getting control of vast areas of public Umber land,' often by methods which I need not slop to describe. These men saw not only that there was going to be a great shortage of timber, but also Itiat when the short age came it would be enormously pro fitable for them to control what tim ber there was good. Their reasoning vvas good, and they went vigorously to carry It Into effect. But President Roosevelt was awakened to the situa tion. He saw that it would be vastly better to have some of the timber In the government's hands for the bene fit of all the people, rather than have It all in the hands of a few great own ers strictly for their own benefit. Ac tion was needed. He acied, and crea ted many million acres of national for ests. In view of this action of the presi dent taken to prevent monopoly an® consequent excessive price of lumber» It is curious to find some good mer» honestly convinced that the creation of national forests is a bad thing, be cause. they say. it is raising the prtow of lumber to the consumer. It is the (Continued on Page Five.) S. SPRINGS not be construed as acquiescence in , », the restriction of the work of the con ....... ... „ ____,__ THE HAGUE, June 20.—The sur prise of the second session of the peace conference yesterday was the formal reservation by General Horace ■ Porter, on behalf of the United States, of the right to present the question of limitation of armaments. Together with this, he also reserved the right to introduce the subject of the collec tion of contractual debts by force. While this reservation was made quite naturally, in accordance with a notice served on Russia during the preliminary negotiations last spring, and in order that silence now might ference to the limits of the Russian program, it is believed to indicate a firm resolve on the part of the Wash ington government after seeing th» trend of the situation here, to raise th« question later if it becomes réparent that the subject is going by default. The civil service commission has an nounced an examination to be held Ira Lewiston on July 10 to secure «legible» from which to select a messenger b«y for the Lewiston weather Bureau* office. The examination will' be cone ducted by Lewis Garby. clfcrk at IMAj postoffice. The position will pay $f**A a year. The age limit for applicant* - la from 14 Ur 2Tyeara. .