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Lewiston Evening Teller
Ç^^fÎrst yeah-no. 14a LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1907. TALE OF TRAIN WRECK TOLD BY THE ENGINEER The Defense Continues Its Impeachment of Orchard By Denials of the Wrecking Story Jane 27v—Tbe greater pant« 0 f this morning in the Steunenberg tr)Al used in completion <*f the ex islaation of Witness WtU F- Davis, whom orchard swore inspired several a/ the principal acts of violence com mitted in Cripple Creek during the itrifce. Senator Borah searchingly question ed him as to the Cripple Creek strike ,3d It* principal .event«, the meeting tt Denver after the Independence sta tion'.was blown up and the subsequent journey to Wyoming. Darrt. w Inter vened several times, to protect the wll nes and he and Borah Interested and amused the spectators with some clever court strategy! The witness hold to his denials of misconduct on the part of himself and associates. W. W. Rush, of Denver, formerly en jineer of the Florence & Cripple Creek railroad, was next called. Rush was engineer on the train which the West ern Federation of Miners claims an at tempt was made to wreck ir. order to lay the blame on the union. Rush laid today there were two attempts. As to the first he knew nothing, but he received information of the second frojn D. C. Scott, chief of detectives, who warned him the night of Novem ber jt 1903, to be very careful in run ning that night as another attempt would be made to wreck the train be tween Economy Mill and Victor. Scott asked witness if he knew a good place to wreck a train along there and the witness located a dangerous place for the detective, who repeated the location. On the 11:56 trip to Bull Hill that night Scott got on the train and told Rush to stop near the place he had Indicated to scott as a good place to wreck the train Two men dropped off near, the rear of the train. ' One was tall and the other short. Ts Scott » tall man and K. C. Sterl ing of the Mine Owners* association a Bhort man?'' interrupted Darrow. "Yes sir,'' in the early morning of November 15th when the train reached Victor on the next trip Scott and Btwilng were there. They told me: "They've done It." I said what, and Scott said: "They have removed the rail at the Identical point you thought they would." "'When the train struck the curve we got out and walked to where nine or ten spikes had been taken from the It was still in place, however." '"Would there been any difficulty taking your train across In safety?" "I wanted to do It, but the conductor thought we had bette» put the spikes back so we did It." "And that's all there was to the train wrecking?'* "Tea sir.' 1 THREE HANGED . III MIOOMIDI i Hi M ùüUUnli* Hl I9IIUUUWill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 27.— Harr y Vaughn. Edward W. Raymond *nd Geor.ra Ryan, were hanged in the county jail here today for killing Pris en Guard John Clay during an attempt ed 3a 1 break. The trio were hanged at tho same moment. ^ The jail break occurred November «T, 190'), Vaughn, Raymond, Ryan and • Blake, another convict, were the ringleaders during the outbreak. Blake Was killed as were Guards John Clay and E- Allison. Two other prisoners an <l somo of tho officers were shot and •njured. An acMon was filet* In the district this afternoon entitled George *»• Ooldmer vs. The Northern Pacific Ba Iroad Co. Mr. Ooldmer has sued « railroad company for $500 damages "^Injuries received and $350 for dsm *f e ® ,0 horses and wagon. On the l»th .. ast April Mr. Ooldmer was crossing 0 *_ j ra * ,rr ' a d track at a po'nt called Fort Lap 2"*en Gulch crossing, near Fort Lap J** wh -" he was ran into by one of 7,® N **rthern Pacific «rates, which kill •«two of h's horses sad damaged M« ^ besides teit^teg hlmCelf re T * r *tjr. : . CLAIM STRIKE WILL BE WON S*3S FRANCISCO, June 27.—A hopeful sentiment prevails at the head quarters of the striking telegraphers and the rank and file of the union as wsell as the executive officers who unanimously declared in full faith In their .ultimate victory. The men assert the telegraph com panies are still badly crippled and every make shift is being adopted and that hundreds of messages are piling up daily at the most important offices. President Small positively denies the current rumors that the telegraphers of Chicago and othor large cities are to be called otrt. ROUTE FOR NORTHWESTERN A railroad rumor which appears to have more to it than is usual In sueh cases is floating about the city and came to the ears of the American re porter. The facts are about as fol lows. says the Weiser American: About two weeks since a gentleman arrived in the city, remaining several days. While here he met a well-known resident of the city with whom he was ' acquainted. He informed this gentle man, tn the course of their conversa tion, that he was in the employ of the Northwestern railroad, which is now headed for Idaho, the present termi t nus of the road being Lander, Wyo j from «It Ich place westward grading is 1 now in progress. He stated the route j of the railroad through Idaho had been 1 selected and Is about as follows: That Me road would enter Idaho near the southern line of the Yellowstone park, will then diverge northwest until it strikes the watershed of the Salmon river, which it will follow down to the neighborhood of Pollock, where It strikes, the Little Salmon, which it follows up until"it enters the Meadows valley: thence over the divide to the Welser, which It follows down to Wei The engineer has a plat of the city and on It the site of the proposed depot. The site selected is near the wagon bridge over the Weiser river. The engineer also stated that from Welser the Northwestern road would run through Southern Oregon Into Cal ifornia. with the intention of termi nating at some one of the seaport towns in that state. He stated that in his opinion the railroad would reach weiser within two years, that it would p ushed thr,,u « h as rap,diy as t Rnd p money would permit. He also stated he would return to Weiser again in a few weeks to look up other mat ters for the railroad company. The American's informant did not pstc tv>at his name be suppressed, but we did so of our own free will. He Is „ rel able man. and one not prone to tell fairy stores. REUNION HOOD'S TEXAS BRIGADE Special to Evening Teller. NAVASOT4. Tex., June - • '" 7he surviving veterans of Hood's Tc , xas brigade gathered here today for their annual rVun on. The veterans found the town decorated In their honor and a splendid reception awaiting them. , Beuator Joseph W. Bailey grossed the veterans this ÜI The reunion will eon the veterans this nv were a number of o the program. The tinue over tomorro , ^ F. Kltuxll of Houston U «0 deliver U» I orat.on tomorrow. a number of other speakenyon Judge Nortnaa BANDIT IS SURROUNDED. Posse Has Him in the Hills Where He Will Re Captured or Killed. AVAWOSA, Cal.. June 27.— The ban dit who held up so many Yosemite Valley stages recently is surrounded by a posse Sn the mountains and It 1» said he wilil soon be either captured or killed. Chicago Wheat Market. CHICAGO, June 27.—Wheat—July, 95 %e-, Sept «miner, 99. MAYO« SCHMITZ ST!U LINGERS PostponemeiL of Sentence Keeps Him from Appeal for Hail SAN FRANCISCO. June 27.-*-The sentence of Mayor Eugene E. Schmlta convicted of extortion, uras today post poned to July 8 The postponement was granted over the angry protests of the attorneys for the defense, who insisted upon the Am mediate sentence of their client in or' der to permit him to ape pal to the higher court for a new trial. The mayor will have to spend 12 more days in jail before applying to the higher court for bail on the strength of his appeal for a new trial. The postponement was granted on the statement of District Attorney Langdon that on July 8 the prosecu tion would be ready to say whether or not the other extortion charges pend ing against the mayor would be prose cuted. Judge Dunne having Intimated that the sentence would be less severe if abandoned the other prosecutions were to be 1 COLLISION AT ELBERTON PORTLAND, June 27.—A special dis patch to the Telegram states that owing to the carelessness of the brake man trains Nos. 4 and 7 collided at Elberton today and five persons, in cluding two passengers, were injured. Conductor Patton, of No. 7, took the siding and his son, making his second trip as brake^ean, forgot to close the switch, throwing No. 4 on to the track. The injured are: Engineer Rudy, of No. 4, broken an kle. - Ed Turner and Van WJlnsten, chef of No7 4, scalded, and an elderly man and woman, whose names were not learned, were taken to Spokane. They were not seriously Injured. BETTING OPENS BURN'S FAVOR of to SAN FRANCISCO, Jur.o 27.—The betting on tho Burns-Squiers fight* of July 4 has started In earnest at oven money or tc. to nine wî:Ii Burns as favorite. There I3 abundance of Squters' money mon'-y on hand which may change tho odds in favor of the Aus tralian. GOVERNMENT IN HASTE FOR COAL TACOMA, Wash., June 27.—Already tho government officials arc taV.Gig steps to guard aga nst the coal famine which threatens the Pacific Northwest this fall and winter. The instrsctlons are in tha form of a letter from Presi dent Roosevelt. Instructions have been received st all Puget Sound ports from the de artment of coin mere 3 advising tire offl cteto of tho departments to lay in coal needed for the winter's fuel supply. CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS HERE Arrived This Morning and Is Engaged on Business in Clarkston. Charles Krame is Adams, the founder of the Lewiston-Clarkston company, \v*s an arrival in the city this morning and was immediately driven to the home of his son fn Clarkston. It Is stated the visit of Mr. Adams ,to Lewiston-CSaVkston at this time is entirely a personal matter on business relative to the extensive Interests now being developed. STANDARO Oil _ I IIIIAT AAlir 1 Mll\ I I . Mr Ivlvv I Will I" J . ! 1 ...... j Order Issued By Judge Landis Bringing Them Into Court Subpoenaes were Issued today in the i United States district court for the ; leading officers of the Standard Oil 1 Company of Indiana. j The officials summoned include John j D. Rockefeller. William Rockefeller, j John D. Archbold, Henry P. Rogers, W. H. Tilford, C. M. Pratt and others of the parent concern and J. H. Mof fatt and W. H. Cowan, vice president, and the other officers of the Indiana company. The issuance of swbpoenaes Is the d'rect result of the refusal of the at torneys of the Standard Oil company yesterday to inform the court of the financial condition of the Indiana com pany. 1 Judge Landis replied he was entitled to that the Information In connection with the imposing of fines and intend ed to have It. Thd Standard Oil company of In diana Is indicted found guilty on 621 counts In using Illegal freight rates 1 " hy th ' Chlca> '' / & AU ° n . I ! j ; I I ; I 27._Plans ' ELKS' BUREAU AT PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA, June for the big convention and reunion of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, which will be held In this city during the week beginning July 16, are rapidly shaping themselves In to perfection. The local committee has raised an entertainment fund of $100, 000 and the city of Philadelphia has appropriated $50,000 for the construc tion of a magnificent court of honor and the Illumination of her public buildings. * In order to assure visitors ample op- | portunltles of finding their way about j the city the committee has arranged to j establish, in permanent localities, 100 j bureaus of Information. ________________________ _ Announcement of the establishment | of these bureaus is given here so that I those who contemplate coming to Phll aSelphia may know where to apply for directions on the'r arrival. Each bu reau will be designated by a la.rge white flag Inscribed with a red ques tion mark. WESTERN GOLF TOURNAMENT Special to Evening Teller. CHICAGO. 111., June 27.—The annual open championship tournament under tho auspices of the Western Golf as sociation opened today on tho links of , . . . . _ . . „ , tho Hinsdale Golf club. Judging from ; tho auspicious manner In which the play bogan and tho promptitude of the ! officials and players, thl3 year's cham-1 .. .... — I p.onsbla contest will go on record aa;.. * * " one of the most perfectly arranged af-> fairs of Its kind In Ihe history of the' assoctatlon. The play will continue three days, and prlzos amounting to $250 will be awarded. The competitions are at ?x holes, medal play, as usual. Martin M. Riggins, of Newport, Wash., sad Edith J. Shaw, of Myrtle, were united in marriage yesterday eve n'ng at $:30 In the parlors of the Hoteli Da Franca. The ceremony was per-j termed by Probate Judge Hanlon.... MOUNTAIN GEM GOES BELOW Sale Consummated That Will Take Boat to Col nmbia River The steamer Mountain Gem was sold I today by the Idaho Portland Cement. 1 icQmvany to James L Brasa ' of Seattle 'I J the deal Involving $13,200 and was ! negotiated by T. A. Davies, vice presi- I j dent of the Columbia & Okanogan 1 Steamboat company, of Wenatchee. ) The steamer will be taken to Pasco, i splendid steamer Imnaha hud been ' dashed to pieces in the wild waters of the Imnaha canyon and within ten minutes after the time the engine was where it has been learned the craft will be turned over to the Hanford Ir rigation company to be used In hand* ling supplies for a large project now being handled by that company and will be also operated as a tramp steam er on the Snake and Columbia rivers above Celllo. i In the sale of the Mountain Gem to ; tn e Seattle parties, the historic craft 1 will probably leave the uppFr Snake j waters for all time. The steamer was j built largely upon public subscription j an) j f or tt traffic on the upper Snake river, where but a few weeks before the j Iy stop ped and has not since been re-i 1 su med'except In a small way. The! I steamer was leased and In the altera tions and improvements an Indebted Iness of about $10,000 was incurred. It ! was this indebtedness that finally re j suited In the boat being sold for mort ; gage and was secured by the Eureka I Mining & Milling company, the com I any for whom It was built. This com ; pany sold the steamer to the Idaho I Portland Cement company and the final ' Transaction was enacted today when the sale To the Seattle company was. made, which concern will soon take the boat to new waters. stilled the upturned and battered hull of the boat was drifting through the lower rapids with house torn off and all machinery missing. It was in the face of this disaster the mine owners went before the citi zens of Lewiston and asked for assist ance in the building of a new boat to replace the unfortunate Imnaha and the people came forward with a stock ! subscription amounting to over $10, 000. Before the boat was completed the the mines had been practical | ........ j j Special to Evening Teller, j NORFOLK, Va., June 27. BALTIMORE DAY AT JAMESTOWN A dis tlnguished delegation from the Monu | mental City which reached Jamestown of of be 1, I this morning aided by their fellow in vaders from other cities and towns of Maryland, 'united to make Baltimore day at the exposition one of the most conspicuous successes of the fair. • The visitors were welcomed by Pres sent Tucker, to whose address Mayor Mahool of Ôaltimorc responded. Open house was kept all day at tho Balti more building, one of the prettiest lit tle structures on the exposition grounds. xu CHAUTAUQUA CONVENTION CHAUTAUQUA. N. Y.. June 27.— , The formal opening of the 34th annual ; a3scmb , y look place to0ay undor auspices that prom se will for a most ! successful season. The assembly will cont,nuo unt>1 August 25. I The general school has secured for aa;.. _. , .... 'the most important lectures William| Bryan of Nebraska, Bishop Charles j D. Williams of Michigan, Arthur D.j C. j to town vs. A. L. Miller et aL, to fore close a mortgage. James H. Denny vs. [Ruth Denny, an action for divorce. Bostor of the University of Ch cago, Judge Ben Lindsay of Denver, Presi dent G. Stanley Hall of Clark uni versity-an* Elmer E. grown. United Statea commissioner of education. Several cases were filed in the dis trict court this afternoon. They were [entitled;. 1 First State Bank of Union-1 OPERATION BY NOVEMBER l Lewiston-Grangeville line Opened to Vollmer on That Date "The Northern Pacific line fronst Lewiston to the new town of Vollmer . near Lawyers canyon, will be in opera tion by November 1," said President Howard Elliott, of the Northern Pa elfte, who reached Lewiston this morn log with a party of officials, who are making an inspection of the entire Northern Pacific system. "We are rushing the work on thi* line as rapidly as possible, but will ex» perlence considerable delay at Law yers cannon on which acoount »Kur road > this side of that point will be place*, in operation as soon as completed. It Is our purpose to move as muck oE this year's crop as possible from tire prairie country and at the same tinre give the prairie people relief in the way of passenger travel. In order tq» do this the road from Culdesac to Voll mer will be turned over to the operat ing department as soon as complete* which will Insure transportation to Ore ' prairie country by November 1. "It Is our policy to hasten all con— structlon work «ts such as possible," continued Mr. Elliott, when asked rela lht * m,w de P ot are now be ' n K finished. * * le construction work Is expected to | require but a short 'inw after the ma j torlal ' s delivered tn the ground an* j t,1,s feature of the work will bo taken j U P aa soon aa matters now occupying i ,bo attention of the construction de : l «artment have been disposed of. ! "The ett zens should provide them : selvea with fuel," said Mr. ElHott, when l'* 10 reported shortage of fuel was 1,r °ught to his attention. "If the Lew iston dealers have not already pro v *ded for the year s fuel It would be hard for me to suggest where they will ti've to the Improvement of the outside yards and the building ,of the new de pot, "but at this time we have more than 600 miles of new road under con struction and It Is sometimes necessary to delay small matters of this charac ter to facilitate more important uf falrs. it is our purpose, however, to have these Improvements complete* an< ^ ready for occupancy by the tinre j '* u ' ruaJ I s placed <n operation." Mr. Elliott states the plans for the ' mprovetnent of the outside yards have i h « n completed and that the plans for be able to get It. The mine owners In. all localities tributary to the north west are reporting orders far In excess of their capacity and output and we regard the situation as "f>ry serious. "The heavy increase In railroad busi ness has made necessary the diverting of all of the output from the company'* mines to Its own use and according t® the terms of the new interstate com merce law all of the railroad coal will be withdrawn from the market March 1, 1908." ' ford, fn charge of the traffic depart Mr. EUlott is accompanied to Lewis ton by Vice President J. M. Hanna— or tn ° j July 2. ment; Vice President C. M. Levey, Us charge of the operating department; HL C. Nutt, general manager, with head quarters in Tacoma; T. H. Croswell* eiRglneer of construcUon, and A. Beam— er, division superintendent. The special train bearing the party to Lewiston from Potlatch reached tire city at 2 o'clock this morning an* monjbers - of the party visited in tho business ' section of the city and drov® to the Irrigation tract of the Lewiston Cvveetwater company, south of the city. The special train left for Culdesae shor.ly after 11 o'clock and will thi* afternoon visit the new constructloa j above Culd.sac, thtf train being taken to the end of the new line, eight miles above Culdesac, where a large forew of men Is now engaged tn the con struction of ono of the largest wooden trostels on the Guide cto-Grangevilln cx'.onslon. Tho trip to Patouoe will be made later this afternoon, tho party reaching Epo knne during' the night. The return t*» St. Paul will be made the latter part vt this wock In time to insure tho arrivai members in their offices iff Jasper Mounoo re'urnod last night from San Francisco, where he has beet» attending the race meeting at the Em eryville track. A part of the strtns of horses owned by him and Del Founts n were put out on pasture for the season, but six of tho fastest win be shipped to Seattle, where a race meeting opens Saturday. Qf the 1 _ rent fo .«Seattle D tho fiBy FbUTc L~ considered the best two-year-pld rece* at Oakland this winter., ».