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Lewiston Evening Teller
TH7rTY~FIR3T YEAR—NO. 146. LEWISTON, IDAHO. THURSDAY. JULY 4. 1907. WILL SURVEY RIG MILLSITE Weyerhaeuser Put Crews in the Field At the Orofino Site The survey of the Weyerhaeuser townslte and mill site at the Junction of Orofino and Whiskey creeks above Orofino will be made by a party of en gineers who reached the city yester day. The party Is equipped with sev eral instruments and camp utensils Indicating work of considerable mag nitude to be performed in the upper Clearwater country. The arrival of the engineers imme diately following a visit to the Clear water country by Frederick Weyer haeuser and party is considered indi cative of the intention of the company to commence operations in the Clear water country as soon as possible. It was stated some time ago that the actual Improvement of their proper ties might not be made until a decision of the supreme court, or an act of congress could be secured favorable to the title of the lands received from the Northern Pacific Railway company. It was also stated that action would be taken looking toward an early set tlement of the question and with the coming of the engineers who will make the survey of the millsite and Weyer haeuser holdings at the forks of the creek, it is believed the company anti cipate the early development of their large timber holdings. The first party reached Lewiston yesterday morning and left on the aft ernoon train for Orofino. They were Joined at Arrow Junction by a second party, but on account of the blockade on thé Clearwater line both parties i were compelled to return to Lewiston until the line Is opened. It Is under •stood their work in the Orofino country will be most complete and when fin lshed will be in such shape that the drafting of plans for the mill buildings and dam may be commenced at once. MANY WITNESS INDIAN DANCES Parade, Dance and Barbe* cite Attract Large Crowds to Spaulding SPALDING, Idaho, July A—Three hundred Indians are today observing the traditional ceremonies of the tribe by a -war parade and war dance. A feature of the day's program 1» the barbecue feast to which all white vis itors are Invited. The Indian ceremonies are being witnessed by a large number of peo ple from Lewiston and other points and the finery exhibited by the old Indians Is attracting much attention and sev eral bids for ancient pieces of buck skin clothing have been made. The Indian celebration will be con tinued for the next three weeks, but will hereafter be chiefly devoted to horse racing apd sports. HADLEY WOULD RECALL_PASSES Missouri Attorney General Asks Fair Test of 2=Cent Law a KANSAS CITY, July 4—Herbert S. Hadley, attorney general of Missouri, has requested all the railroads in this state to cancel the thousands of state passes now In the hands of persons oth er than railroad employes, so the three months' test of the 2-cent law recently ordered by Federal Judg« McPherson may be a fair one. In letters received today by the attorneys here of Mis souri railroads Mr. Hadley says If these passes continue In force no true esti mate of the working of the l-cent law can be made. There la no antl-pase law In Missouri. DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDER Court Martial Decrees the Premiers Assassins Shall Die SOFIA, July 4.—The court martial today sentenced Petroff, the «nurderer of Premer Petkoff, to death. His two accomplices were condemned to Im prisonment, one for life and the other for 15 years. The premier was assassinated March II. i K j s t a nce. - rhe rf ,p or t 0 f Consul ! without foundation. j __ JAP CONSUL DENIES REPORT Government Not Interested In Formation of Tea Trust SAN FRANCISCO. July 4—K. Ma taubara, Acting consul for Japan in San Francisco, is in receipt of a dis patch from his government instructing him to deny the rumor spread by a correspondent of the New York Tea magazine to the effect that a tea trust was being formed in Japan to which the Japanese government was extend ing encouragement and financial as Delcraes is BLOCKADE ON CLEARWATER Slides Near Basalt Cover the Track, Trains Ont of Commission The heavy rain storm of yesterday afternoon has resulted in a complete blockade of the Clearwater Short Line between Agatha and Peck and it is now believtid the tracks will not be •Cleared until lute tomorrow afternoon. In this section of the Clearwater the rain fell in torrents, carrying large quantities of earth and rock from the mountain sides toy the tracks below which is now covered to a depth of four feet toé long distances. The work of clearing the road is being su pervised by Road Master Brown and orders have been sent to Spokane for the steam ditcher, which will greatly facilitate the work «f removing the de bris. In the country lying south of Lewis ton large hail fell for nearly half an hour, resulting in considerable loss to grain crops in a strip of country about a mile' in width. The storm proceed ed in an easterly direction and the hail continued its devastation across the Lewiston prairie and striking the Lap- | wai country to the north of Lapwai ' creek. The hail storm maintained j practically the same width during thej entire' storm and in its path serious damage to grain crops has been re ported. FEDERATION 1$ ADJOURNED to DENVER, Colo., July 4.—The con venton of the Western Federation of Miners adjourned sine die yesterday afternoon, after a session lasting from June 10. Denver was chosen for the next meeting place, and it was decided to retain the federation headquarters here. Butte was the only competitor for the next convention Blsbee, Aria., Tonopah. Nev., and Douglas City. Alaska, being withdrawn. Denver won $22 to 114 for Butte. . „ . GOOD TIME AT ASOTIN Excellent Programme Eujoyj j in ed By Hundreds In Attendance Specal to Evening Teller. ASOTIN, Wash., July 4.-—A thou sand visitors thronged into Asotin this morning to be present at the celebra tion exercises. The day has been per fect and the program all that could be desired. The grand march formed promptly at 10:30 and proceeded to the park, where after the openng exer cses C. H. Lingenfelter, of Lewiston, delivered a strong patriotic address, which was listened to with keen in terest. The Lewiston band furnished the music and the concert program is considered the best ever given in the city. Many young men and boys enjoyed the sports and some of the events were won by well-known Lewiston and Clarkston people. In the 100-yard dash | Ray Hyke was first, Will Hodd sec ond. Little won the fat men's race, with Thompson second, and Love third. Hoobler, of Clarkston, won the high jump, Hodd second and Hyke third. There will be two dances running tonight, one in the park where a plat form has been provided, and the other in Frixell's hall. JAPANESE TAKE CASE TO COURT SAN FRANCISCO, July 4.—Suit against the city and county of San Francisco was filed yesterday after noon in the superior court for the re covery of $2,575 for damages alfeged to have been sustained by the proprie tors of the Horseshoe restaurant and a Japanese bath house at Eighth and Folsom streets on May 23, when a row, [ caused by an attack by labor union men on two nonunion men who were eating in the restaurant, resulted in the fronts of the two places being smashed by stones and clubs. The suits were brought in the name of J. Timoto, proprietor of the bath house, but Include the damage to both establishments, the proprietor of the restaurant having assigned his claim to the plaintiff. The papers were filed by Carl E. Lindsay, attorney for Timoto. Associated with him are United States District Attorney Robert Dev lin, who appears at the request of United States Attorney General Chas. J. Bonaparte and Earl H. Webb, of counsel for the prosecution. Japanese Acting Consul General Matsubaio Is also taking an active in terest in the case, which Is the first legal action resulting from the dec laration of the United States govern ment that, by due legal process, rep aration should be made for whatever damage the Japanese may have sus tained. ed by | ' j BURNS WINS SQUIRES FIGHT KNOCKED OUT Canadian Took But One Round to Dispose of the Australians Championship Aspirations j 1 I ! j ; ; FIGHT ARENA COLMA, July 4.— ] Squires was knocked out in the first round. The above brief dispatch is- the only available news from the ringside at the great boxing contest that was pulled off in the open air pavilion near San Francisco this afternoon. Several queries to the Associated Press as to the nature of the fiasco have been un availing and totally barren of re sults. For the past week the wires be tween here and Portland have been In bad shape and last night's storm has left them demoralized. Less than half the Evening Teller's daily report had been delivered up til the time of going to press.* The wire was open for a time this morning, when the dispatch LEWISTON SEES QUIET DAY j Citizens By the Hundreds Leave Early to Outside Points of Interest Lewiston peole are spending the day at Asotin, Juliaetta and Spalding. The rush to Asotin started at daylight and by 9 o'clock it is estimated that ; fully 1,000 people had crossed the river from Lewiston and secured i transportation to Asotin, where one of j the largest celebrations in the history of Asotin county is being held. \ The regular Spokane train was | crowded with Lewiston passengers for Juliaetta and Spalding, two extra I coaches being added to accommodate | the travel. A portion of these ex- 1 cursionlsts returned by the regular 1 3.20 afternoon train, but the greater number will await the Culdesac train at Spalding and return to the city this evening. Those who remained in the city have | Bhowed thälr patriotism by exploding fire crackers and bombs, which has re suited in a continual din throughout the city during the day. A number of Fourth of July parties have been arranged for tonight at which sky rockets and balloons will be sent up and other kinds of fireworks brought into use to properly celebrate the eve ning. Many of the business blocks and rest dences are flying the nation's colors and the American flag is a prominent feature in many of the window decora-j tiens of the stores. UNION PLEAD FOR TIME I j SAN FRANCISCO, July 4.—The| ways and means committee of the la- j bor federation in this city called upon j President Calhoun of the United Rail- j roads last night. The committee plead- ! ed for two hours with Calhoun not to decree the death of the Carmen's union by refusing its recognition. Calhoun told the committee that his attitude toward the union was unchanged. The committee threatened the rail road with a conflict in which all or ganized labor would engage. Calhoun replied that he had never sought nor shunned a conflict. During the meet ing some of the committee, which is composed of the leading local labor leaders, excoriated the officials of the Carmen's union for the action in call ing a strike. P. M. McCarthy, In the name of organized labor, repudiated the action of the Carmen's union, yet pleaded that the Carmen's union not be destroyed. He admitted that the union had been punished but held that death was too severe a penalty. He asked that Calhoun take the men back to | work and recognize the union and sub-j mit the question of wages and hours ! I to arbitration. below was received: - DAY PERFECT; CROWDS EAGER Every Indiction That a Great Battle Would Result. SAN FRANCISCO, July 4.—Interest in the sporting world centers In the Bums-Squlres 45-round glove contest at Colma this afternoon and the an ticipation of an exciting struggle for supremacy and the tttle of the heavy weight championship of the world promises to be realised. The weather Is perfect. The con testants will enter the ring promptly at 2 o'clock or pay a forfeit for failing to do so. ' MOTORMAN IS KILLED Fatal Accident on Subur* ban Line Near lingham Bel= BELLINGHAM, July 4.—Motorman Frank Hlckock was killed and one pas senger fatally hurt and three serious ; !y injured as the result of a head-on collision of two cars on the Whatcom i Lake line last night, j The dead motorman is blamed with misunderstanding orders, \ --—~~ _ | I | 1 1 STRIKE ORDER IS WITHDRAWN | ChailCe NOW That COfflprO j J j j ! j mise May Be Effected Between Parties to of Presi-1 SAN FRANCISCO. July 4 dent Small, of the Telegraphers' union, j 11 i g stated, has temporarily withdrawn j , the order given to the operators in other c i t j es w t,o, it is believed, have been ordered to go on a strike within the next few days. The action is believed to be taken by Small pending the arrival at Chi sago of Labor commissioner Neill from Washington and the outcome of his efforts there to prevent a general strike of telegraphers. I It is also taken as an indication that | j the chance of compromise between the telegraphers and the employers are notj la- j ent,re *y dissipated. President Small is quoted as saying j that there is no liklihood the strike will j be extended along the coast, ! 11 1 ' | slmllar to those existing in the United COMBINE TO BEAT YANKEES London Capitalists Will At* tempt to Head Off Amer ican Trade LONDON, July 4.—A great combina tion of iron and steel manufacturers. to States an(i Germany, is Invmurse of ! formation in Great Britain, with the I avowed object of combatting Amerl-1 can and German competition, which is increasing. Nine big companies, head ed by Vickers' Sons & Maxim and in cluding John Brown & Co., which re cently was amalgamated with the Har- | land & Wolff company, have already j j absorbed 36 previously independent j 1 concerns, which will give them control, I |U is estimated of about 9° per cent j I of the steel produced in Great Britain. It is probable that the combination will Involve regulation of prices, ad justment of output to demand and I equal distribution of orders. What is primarily aimed at, it is as ! serted, s a combination strong enough not only to control the trade of Great Britain, but "to dominate the steel j trade of the world." ; The combined capital of the pro ; posed combination Is $130,000,000. FRISCO BARS FIRECRACKERS SAN FRANCISCO, July 4.—The na tional anniversary Is being quetly cel ebrated in this city. Fire crackers and fire works are barred, but the parks and pleasure grounds furnished enter tainments for thousands. The school children congregated In the stadium at Golden Gate park and joined In patriotic songs. WILL BECIN CONSTRUCTION Money Available for Asylum Improvements and Plans Are Perfected Superintendent J. W. Givens, of tUV • North Idaho asylum at Orofino, re turned yesterday from a business- visit, to Boise. Dr. Givens reports the ap propriation of $46,000 for the improve ment of the asylum has been reoelveA < from the sale of asylum bonds and U* now on deposit with the state treas urer. The arrival of the money insures tha» active preparations for the constroc ton of the administration building;, this new ward wing, the completion of the irrigation plans and the macadamising; of the asylum road with park and patli? improvements about the grounds. The plans for the new buildings hav» been completed by Architect Nave oft Lewiston and the rock and sand for* the foundation arc now delivered on> the ground. The burning of brick was commenced two weeks ago and the erection of the buildings will be com menced as soon as the required Z5P.0O#* brick are burned. The administration building will be* 50x50 feet and the ward building 30x 100 feet, constructed entirely of bride with brick partitions. It is expected j , )ie cons truction work will be inaugu rated within six weeks and both build ings be ready for occupancy before th« close of the year. | The irrigation project provides for" the irrigation of approximately 109 acres, the water being brought fron* Orofino creek, and this land will con stitute the asylum farm upon which all of the products used by the in stitution will be grown. The general plans of improvement; for this year will not require more than half of the appropriation on ac-. count of which the new construction» work can be carried throughout next year and the ward wings extended as the demands of the institution require. Dr. Givens reports the outlook for crops throughout the Dayton, Wall» Walla and Pendleton countres to be most promising and predicts a bountt — t ful harvest of all grains. "The entire country seems very pros perous," he said when discussing; the conditions in the Inland Empire, "the only embarassment seems to be the In ability of the growers to secure labor to handle the crops. The demand ot' the outside for our products has reach ed such proportions that the country needs about double its inhabitants te prepare the products for market. "The lumbering industry is becom ing a very important factor In the ex port trade of the Clearwater basin antf all mills are enjoying a heavy trad« from Eastern buyers. The scarcity of labor Is experienced In all lines of trade and the teamsters now engaged in hauling lumber with four horse* are making an average of $10 per day.!? BOY FORCED THROUCH PIPE | j j I j p reSS Ure Of 100,000 GallOUS 7 I In Hurls Him Into the River ST. LOUIS, July 4.—Driven by pressure' of 100,000 gallons of water. Jot* Dewitt, a boy, was swept from th« basin of a swimming pool in Green wood yesterday when a retaining wall of the pool cllapsed and carried 1 feet through a drain into the river Peres and then cast upon the ban bleeding and exhausted. While a number of boys were In th pool a retaining wall at tile de section suddenly collapsed. Dwwt w^ immediately under the wall an seeing his danger dove to the botton The breaking wall opened the dral and he was swept through. A~ drowned and with the skin tom his back by the grating particle cement driven by the force of wader, tie was carried through the drain Into F river and hts body cast upon tha- ! He will recover from hi* taji number of other boys In the pool' caped Injury.