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Lewiston Evening T eller
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muses tragedy
Victims #f the Cottonwood
Shooting Still In a
Prêterions Condition
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
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of Cotton
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.
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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
After being received at the Jail
physician was
Eagan's wound
called and dressed
which required 16 j
-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.
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.
O I ft 11 uLUotu
Last Witness Identities the
Defendant as Orchard's
^ & 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."
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
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'
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Thf*re was a pause and
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.
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.
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
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--.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
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.
c#Btest BefBre J " dge ^
bar« R e | ati v e f 0 Dis
puted Property
a I
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
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.
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
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is not the tract formerly known as the
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Indian boom b which the act <i f con
gr s* designate.- the land to he known
h h . Ü
the Indian rest-rv«
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
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
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.
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
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
Plan to Encourage
Schoolboy Rifle
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
In addition to the scholastic league
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.
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
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
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Col. Allen Killer Makes En
conraging Report Fro*
_ 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
"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«."
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Glass Case 8et for Trial. i
trial of Louis Glas* öf the Pacific .
[States Telephone & Telegraph com-|
! pany, has been definitely set for July 1. j
g Teller. |
21.—Monte Carlo has j
Special to Evening Teller.
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
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,
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.
_ j
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
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- ~
''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
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
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. Quaint Old English Hotel Sold nt
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
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»
1 The visiting book, like so triany
g historical interest, I*
[I ^1/^ possession of 'ai America*
- collector.
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
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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.

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