Newspaper Page Text
Lewiston Evening T eller
rJ .«. TV -first vear-no. 35 . discarded LOVE muses tragedy Victims #f the Cottonwood Shooting Still In a Prêterions Condition er Special to Evening Tetter. COTTONWOOD, Idaho, June 21.— Thomas Eagan, a sub-contractor on the Culdesac-OrangeviUe extension of the Northern Pacific, made a desper ate attempt to murder Miss Hilda Carlson late yesterday afternoon; shot her four-year-old brother through the -roin; assaulted the mother and then turned the gun upon himself, inflicting a «»«ht wound in the head. Bagan went to the Carlson honijt four miles southeast of Cottonwood, late in the afternoon and after spend ing a few minutes In conversation with Mrs. Carlson, who was in the yard, stated he wanted a drink of water and asked If Miss Carlson wàs in the house. The mother was startled a few minutes later at hearding three re ports of a revolver and rushing to the kitchen found her daughter criti cally wounded, the little boy writhing In agony on the floor and the man who had committed the crimes awaiting her arrival with drawn weapon. Mrs. Carlson closed In upon Eagan and be ing a powerful woman succeeded in wresting the pistol from his hands. She rushed to the yard followed by the man who again recovered possession of the gun and turning the weapon upon himself inflicted a slight seal;» wound over the right eye. Eagan then mounted his horse and started for Cottonwood, where he was arrested early in the ifvening, having gone to bed over one of the down town saloons. He was Immediately, taken to Orangeville for safe keeping, j where he will be held awaiting ^ e " ! velopments of the cases which are re garded t ht* morning as very serious. The cause of the tragedy is said to have been an infatuation entertained toward the 18-year-old girl by Eagan, who is about 45 years of age. It is statt d that Eagan forced his atten tions upon Miss Carlson during the winter while she was v.sittng her s s ter, Mrs. John Peterson, of Cotton- 1 wood, and that recently she has re- i fused his attentions. During the past j few weeks the marl has been dr,n ^ ng | very heavily and this In connection^ with his imaginary grievance has re I j i j I I j ^ * ! of Cotton I suited In unbalancing his mind. Eagan has been a resident of Cot tonwood for several months. having established a railroad camp here early last fall. Previously to coming to Cot tonwod he was engaged In sub-con tract work under Porter Bros. & Welch and s reported to have be, n an in-, dustrious and steady worker. County Attorney Griffith and Sheriff Brown, of Grangeville, arrived In Cot tonwood at an early hour this morn lng, having visited the Carlson home for the purpose of learning the details of the shooting and the condition of the patients. Miss Carlson is shot In the back of the head and In the hand oe duck ok me — ......- — nd at the time the officers left there his morning her condition was re garded as very grave. The little boy is suffering from a severe wound in the groin and hts recovery is consid ered doubtful. Prisoner Maintains Strict Silence. S gn ----- l GRANGEVIIiLE, Idaho, June 21. 'homas Eagan, who yesterday evening nade a murderous assault upon Miss ; Hilda Carlson and her four-year-old brother Carl by «hooting the former twice and the little boy once, main-1 tains stolid silence in his cell in the county jail, where he was brought to escape rumored mob violence at Cot tonwood. After being received at the Jail physician was Eagan's wound -— called and dressed which required 16 j ___a»-.«'* -agans wound, wmen — Hitches. During the entire operation he man refused to answer questions I *ut to him by the doctor and officers and has continued hi* silence through out today. His wound Is of a minor character and with the exception of creating a soreness will cause no discomfiture. LATE REPORT FROM VICTIMS Special to Evening Teller. ORANGEVILLE, Idaho. June 21.— County Attorney E. ^. Griffith and Sheriff Brown returned at I o'clock this aftemon from the Carlson home j near Cottonwood and report the condi- I tion of Miss Carlson to be favorable j for recovery, while the four-year-old brother is regarded as being in a very critical condition. The bullets were located in each of the victims and extracted by Dr. Turn- ] er this morning. CTATC PI ntco O I ft 11 uLUotu HAYW00I CASE; Last Witness Identities the Defendant as Orchard's Companion ^ & team had b <, en bought by j ^ ^ nrd r t() about quickly ! „ | bl . b . various undertakings, ^ p0ln ted t s g , r that - B the man." 1 i ^ " en onIy by a stlr among the spec j (a( )rfj Jt was the flrst direct con | nection „f Haywood with Orchard and strone . corroboration of Orchard's BOISE, June 21.—The state this 'morning made its last tender of evi dence against Haywood and the lead Is now with the defense, which will this afternoon ask for a verdict for the prisoner. Two important pieces of testimony were offered this morning. Charles S. Kingsley, handwriting expert, testi fied that the writing of the waivers of the money telegrams sent from Pet tibone's store In Denver in the names of J. Wolff and P. Bone to H. Green in San Francisco, was done by the same hand that penned Pettihonp's letter to John L. Stearns. A. stipulation by the defense admit ting to the fact that Haywood tele graphed money to Steve Adams at Og den in 1903 and a ruling by the court denying the admission to the dissent ing opinion in the Moyer habeas cor pus case in Colorado, cleared the di rect work of the prosecution and open ed the way to the plea and the case of the defense. Jim Seehorn, a colored horse dealer in Denver, testified of the sale of a horse and buggv Haywood. This was to corroborate Orchard's state I After describing the terms of sale j Seeflbrn was asked if he Knew a ho i the man was, besides Orchard, with j whom he dealt. The negro replied he I had seen the man and would recog I nize him. The prosecution asked if the j man was in the court rom and the ^ _ Haywood, saying: ! "Yes, sir. that' - , Thf*re was a pause and silence. I a strong corroboration of Orchard s story. The negro testified further that the bill of sale for the outfit was made to Pettibone. Seehorn was the 8tate ' 8 last witness. ___ JAP AMBASSADOR LOSING PRESTIGE TOKIO. June 21.—While there is a unity of ' opinion that Ambassador Aoki is unfitted for the post at Wash ington and It is certain that attempts have bee n made to remove him, has powerful political support. Unless strong proof can be furnished that Aoki Is a persona non grata at Washington It is not likely that Vis count Haishi will take Initiative in removing him. There are rumors. l tiiiw i however, that the ambassador s \er> unpopular not alone with the Japanese, ; but wlth Americans generally. DEATH TO MUTINEERS. Prompt Execution of Rebellious ap pe rs at Viev. KIEV. June 21.-The court martial Is reported to have acted with prompt neSS and severity In trying the Sap ' j rs at ßaniewka. It Is reported tha « ______ Konti ('nnrtpmnefl --.pers ua , 4g mu tineers have been com i I and win be s hot Special to Evening Teller. STITES, Idaho, June 21. The n three story brick hotel was opened to the public Monday evening by the Commercial Hotel company. __ The building has been under con struction for the past year and was completed at a cost of $10,000. The rooms are well furnished * nd eve ^ appointment installed with a view of providing for the comfort of the guests. There are 10.000.000 American wo men doing their own work to »bete own homes without pay. white MOO. oao serrants and waiter* look after SÎ wants of the rap*Iitfng «.000.000 families In the country. ] ZIVER CASE ON TOMORROW c#Btest BefBre J " dge ^ bar« R e | ati v e f 0 Dis puted Property j j a I j ! The preliminary examination of Ed ward Raboin and several other mem bers of the Nez Perce tribe, charged with the malicious destruction pf,prop erty, will be held before Justice of the Peace Coburn tomorrow. Raboin and associates are charged with having entered the property of Joseph Zlver at Spalding, willfully an4 maliciously destroying the fences and buildings erected by Zlver upon prop« erty over which a dispute as to own* ership now exists. The case has attracted considerable attention for the past several weeks, the Indian department claiming a tract of land containing about seven herds as an Indian reserve provided by ths government for the purpose of boom ing logs and collecting fuel from thé river. Mr. Ziver claims the property In question by right of a deed from the government after fulfilling the re qu rernents of a homestead proof. He further alleges that he has remained in undisputed possession of the property for the past ten years and has held a deed and paid state and county taxes upon the. same for three years. ho He also claims that no process of law has been taken by the Indian de partment to determine the rightful owner of the land, but that he was un ceremoniously ordered to vacate the property and upon failure to comply with the demands his were deal. < d by representatives of the Indian department. Mr. Ziver fui - , , . .» ther alleges that the land in queJTton , , , is not the tract formerly known as the \ , Indian boom b which the act <i f con gr s* designate.- the land to he known h h . Ü the Indian rest-rv« GREAT DEMAND FOR LIVESTOCK Shipments Are Active and Dealers Anticipate Increased Activity • Twenty carloads of cattle were ship ped from Stites today; five carloads of sheep from Lewiston tomorrow and 20 carloads of cattle on Tuesday is the story of the great demand for stock n the Lewiston country. The cattle will be shipped by W. S. Parkins to Mandant N. D., and were gathered by Bales & Jones, the well known Catnas prairie stockmen. The sheep will'be shipped to Spoki/ie for the local market. With the heavy shipments from the Lewiston country during the past few months buyers report large num bers of cattle and shee^ still available. The present outlook indicates heavy shipments of cattle for the next two months with large shipments of hogs during the early fall. Buyers generally are advising the feeding of hogs In all sections removed from railway transportation and ad vocate the feeding of all under-grade grains in the districts where railroads are convenient for shipping purposes OPERATORS GO OUT ON STRIKE SAN FRANCISCO, June 21.—The telegraph operators In the employ of the Western Union and Postal com panies in San Francisco will strike at 3:80 o'clock thlB afternoon. The strike will be purely, local and will not affect the Eastern offices. President Small of the telegrapher» Is In conference with the local commit tee. He has seen the statement issued yesterday by President Clowry, of the Western Union, but says that will make no difference, so far as the situa atlon ln San Francisco Is concerned. RAPID WORK BOAT BUILDING I CoBstrflction Being Rushed But no Definite Plans ire insHcS j The work of framing the hull for the gasoline boat to be used by rati- ! road contractors on the upper Snake river Is practically completed and the construction of the upper works will be commenced early next week. The engines for the new craft are expected to reach Lewiston within the next ten days and will be Installed at once. The contractors believe the boat will be completed and ready for service within three weeks, but further than stating the boat will be used on the upper river cannot suggest In what particular line of service the first use will be. It was definitely learned several weeks ago that the construction of the boat was secured by railroad contrac tors who visited the upper river and were provided with blue prints of the Straddley survey out of Clarkston and while It Is believed the craft will be at once placed in commission In mov ing supplies to upper river points no announcement of contracts has been made and In v!ew of the scarcity of labor it is not believed camps will be opened In the lower river country before September 1. It has been suggested that the boat will be placed in general service and ^ ^ suppHes to potnts above [mnaha wbere navigation Is only pos j glWe dur)ng tbe blRb water stage and | on fbiB H ecount the completion of j ^ boat tg hastened at tbls season! j f tho year improvements'___ j Denied in Japan. . TOKIO. June 21.—Viscount Hayashi, minister of foreign affairs, today de ...... clared the rumor that Ambassadot , , , w . : *?*» would be recalled from Wash .fcjtacten v/as totally without foundation., j INTERCOLLEGIATE RIFLE CDNTTSTS Plan to Encourage Schoolboy Rifle Practice Special to Evening Teller. NEW YORK, June 21.—Teams rep resenting a number of leading colleges of the East and several public schools as well assembled at the Creedmoor range today to take part in the flrst scholastic and collegiate rifle-shooting tournament to be held under the aus pices of the National Rifle association. This organization. In which Presi dent Roosevelt, Secretaries Taft and Root and a number of prominent army officers have taken a personal interest, was formed for the purpose, chiefly, of encouraging school-boy rifle prac tice. So far it has met with consid erable success In New York, Washing ton, Baltimore, Buffalo and other cities. In addition to the scholastic league ! I there is a second division comprising the rifle teams in leading colleges and universities. Among the Institutions teams are Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, George Washington, the College of the City of New York and the Massa chusetts Institute of Technolog. universities. Among me u.. UW k»». ü h . Ch * e !LT ^rJTi-rot. CLASS DAY AT HARVARD Special to Evening Teller. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 21.— This was class day at Harvard. The crowd, as usual, began to aaemble in tho university grounds some time be fore the seniors appeared, at t o'clock. In front of "Old Holworthy,'' to inarch to Appleton chapel tor prayer. At 10:4$ o'clock the seniors again formed in front of Holworthy and marched to Sanders theater, where the ' class-day exercises took place. The program included the customary ora tion, the reading of the class poem, the ivy orat on and the class ode. Following the dismissal of the Pan ders theater auejence, spreads were in order at the. various society and Greek letter houses and In the students' I rooms until a late hour in the after noon. -RANGE CATTLE j gggg C() ||||| T |Q|| ! Col. Allen Killer Makes En conraging Report Fro* Southeast j _ j Colonel Allen Miller, state commis- j h sloner of immigration and statistics, returned Sunday night from spending j five weeks gathering statistics in I Bear Lake, Bannock, Bingham. Fre- j mont, Blaine, Lincoln and Elmore counties, says the Boise Statesman. ; • Although the spring has been back ward, wet and cold, the alfalfa and wheat crops In the parts of the state I visited are look ng fine. Colonel Is this year. Ususally it Is well dried out by this time of the year, but that t Is not the case this season, as it ■« j now green and growing. The cattle ; and other stock arc in better condi tion than they have been any spring ng fine," Colonel Miller said yesterday. * "And it Is re ported that never before was the grass on the range known to be a fine as It for many years. "Where sugar beets are grown the crop is nearly two weeks later than it j was a year ago. The beets are just beginning to come up so they may be cultivated. "In Bear Lake county every spring fully 100,000 acres of land are covered with an overflow of water, and this ; « .it. ,l.e land was covered to a much greater extent than usual. After the water recedes from the land a line crop of wild hay grows arid is har vest d every year. '■•Near Montpelier Iff Bear • Wkii county, an extensive deposit of phos phate rock has been discovered and is being mined by two companies, who are shipping the rock to San Fran- cisco, where it is being used for ferti- Uz ng purposes. The bed of the de- posit can be traced for 60 miles, and it promises to become a great thing for that section of the «tat«." - - . Glass Case 8et for Trial. i SAN FRANCISCO, June 21—The I trial of Louis Glas* öf the Pacific . [States Telephone & Telegraph com-| ! pany, has been definitely set for July 1. j ---I and to the the ings. site FRAUDS FOUND MONTE CARLO g Teller. | 21.—Monte Carlo has j Special to Evening Teller. I PARIS, June been considerably stirred up by the j " discovery of a series of exceedingly!^ clever frauds on the part of employe» of the famous gambling casino. j oua The plan was for a confederate to j a hand a croup er a 500-franc note for ^ change, and the croupier would S'™ : m instead of 500 franc». M00 ( nim, instead of 500 francs. 1,000 francs. Of course the croupiers and the ; banker of the table at which the con federate presented his note were nec j egaar jj y i n league, otherwise the i scheme CO uld not have been worked, 1 The affairs of the casino are kept very and it is not known [I the syndicate managed to steal, but j there is no doubt that the amount j : was a very large one. j All of those concerned have been [expelled from the prncipaUty. - SCHMITZ CASE BEFORE COURT ' 1 _ j 1 SAN FRANCISCO, June 21.—Judge j Coopef of the appellate court this J morning announced that the applica- ' M .. _ _« __la- M __l.. nnn /vn I tion of Mayor Schmitz for release on bail had been taken under advisement) Judges Cooper and Kerrigan are in chambers considering the application and a decision is looked for today. Frank Bursell was an arrive! this morning from the Newsome mining kT BUSTER MINE SOLD TO BR AULEY Valuable Elk District Mine Does to Parties Who Took Bond "The sale of the Buster mine for $200,000, according to the terms of th» bond secured last fall has been mads and the new owners will taka com plete possession of tho property July I," said A. Allardyce, manager of th» Charter Oak Mining company, who ar rived in the city this morning fron» ■ the Elk City district, wbera botte j properties are located. "Tha property will pass Into thw j h a nd8 of Fred Bradley and associate» wh0 have ann0 unced their intention *» j lngtall a stamp mill at once and tt* I dea , , g consldered the most Important!: j and B t sn iftca.nt of any transaction 1» the hiatory of central Idaho mining, ; . T he property haa been taken after Qne of the moat rt gld examination» known to mining experts," continued Mr Anardyce> -und an expenditure of jjgggg baa be en made In these In- ~ vestigat'ons. ''The result of the deal will be elec trical on mining interests In the Elk and nt , iRbboring districts and opera t j ona )n ab cam ps will become very j aet|ve dur ng the aumme r. ; .. There haB b ,. en much development* work carrled on tn a qule t way In the j, lk d j s t r j c t during the past winter and spring and conditions are now indi cative of extens ve work on a number - of properties during the coming sea son." j The Buster mine was located moi» than 20 years ago by F. W. Smith, who has prosecuted the development during ihe period of years and never PASSING OF STAR AND GARTER. i ______ I . Quaint Old English Hotel Sold nt Auction. aived from Ihe belief that only de velopment work was necessary to make lh mine. Tho ore has been system •-O/'.iv bit >eked out, showing not lew» than 300 feet of high grade free mill ng product and tbe most careful ln *ô.:«fiiratlons by TfiTntng «pert» h*» only proven that Ihe values are per manent and distributed throughout the vein. Mr. Allardyce reports the contract» awarded to Prader & Sweeny for 80® feet of tunnel work on the Thunder Mountain group of claims and machine drills will be Installed for this work. LONDON, June 21.—The Star and Garter hotel, one of the most historic and celebrated houses in England, ta to be sold at public auction early its August. The hostelry, which crown» the summit of Richmond hill and com mands a world-famous view, has been the scene of many notable gather ings. jfn Inn was flrst established on th« site in 1738. A fire destroyed th» older port ions of the hotel some 35 or yearB agQ The banqueting hous» " ' he exlatlng bulld ng waa erected* ^ ^ gtar and Garter was fam - oua amo ng other things, for its the a ^ asaoclatlonB Garrick ma de th« ^ & rendezvoU8 for hiB compan y, and : m noted starB> among them Ed ( ^ ^ Mrg JordaB and Mra _ Siddons,- made it the regular place U» spend their summer holidays. They wrote smart th ugs in its visiting: ; book and held many merry partie» there. 1 The visiting book, like so triany g historical interest, I* [I ^1/^ possession of 'ai America* - collector. HEALTH GOOD IN LABOR CAMPS 1 Dr. H. S. Naramore, of the corps of j hospital physicians at the contractor^* 1 hospital at Culdesac, left this mornin«: j for a business visit at Spokane. J D f . Naramore reports the health i* ' the railroad camps to be exceptionally I * .a. — _ -___4^. <ltfl£»an T~»l good with no contageous disease ported at any point on the line. The contractors have secured i pltal quarters at Cottonwod and ; move headquarters there later In season, but this change will nod made until after the completion of ' line to some point oïk top of tbe [tain, presumably Vollmer.