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Lewiston Evening Teller
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LEWISTON. IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1907.
OKLAHOMA
NOW A STATE
Ratifies Constitotna Fav
ors frohibitioi, Elects
Dem. Governor
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 18.-Oikla
toma'* constitution has been adopted
by a majority all the way from .60,000
70 000, state w-lde prohbltion has
carried and C. N. -Haskell, democrat,
w been elected governor of the new
state according to the limited reports
received up to i'30 this morning.
every voting .precinct there were
tthree ballot» for the voter to mark, in
-Oklahoma City the ce wre four, and the
counting process has been extremely
S l„ w , The telegraphers' «trike an« j
lack of telephone facilities have pre- t
vented the forwarding of returns to
either of the pöHtical state headcuar
ters hers.
The ratification of the constitution
is conceded, although the majority was
not as large as was expetoed.
The majority in favor rff prohibition
is placed at 25,000 to 40,000. Chair
man Cassidy, of the democratic com-j
mittee -eStimdtes It at 16,000 and ap
proxima.teiy the same figures are # ven ;
out at republican headquarters. Seven
precincts in 'Governor Frantz s home
town, 'give Frantz 158 and Haskell 132 j
and H is announced from there the
entire eounty is going in about the
game ratio. This is a disappointment
to the republicans. On "the otheT "hand |
Muskogee county, where Mr. Haskell j
resides, went-republican. At midnight |
Govemor Frantz gave xrrtt a statement j
claiming his élection by-more than 10,- j
000. "Mr. 'Haékell safd -be believed he
had won, but only referred to the state j
comnllttee's figures wlreri asked "for an
estimate.
The-voting was very heavy. Several ;
days will elapse before the complete !
returns are In. The new state Elected ^
five congressmen. In the first and sec- 1
ond districts, the republicans expected
to elect ex-DOlegate to Kongress *B. S.
McGuire and ex-Terrltorlal Governor
B. T. Ferguson, respectively.
REPUBLICANS AWE GAINING, j
Three Congressman of Five Now "Con
ceded; Both Claim Uovernor.
OKLAHOMA, Sept. 18,—Election re- |
ports so tar received indicate that 'the i
constituthxn is adapted by -a large xna
Jority, but the result of *lhe vote on |
state-wide prohibition is hi doubt and j
may not be known Tor some time yet j
It Is Claimed that Thomas B. Fer- |
guson. republican «-governor, elected i
to congress Tn the Second district over !
E. L. Fulto'.v democrat, whose election !
was Indicated last -night. The other ;
candidates for congress that -appear t« I
be elected axe Bird S. McGuire, re- .
publican, former delegate to congres* j
from Ftrst district; Wrank B. "Hubbard. ,
republican, Tlffrd district; C. D. Car- j
ter, democrat, Fourth district-; Scott
Terry, democrat. Fifth «istrict
Both sides claim the governor with
•Haskel, democrat, appte-ently leading '
over Governor Fkantz.
Chilian Independence Day.
SANTIAGO, ChBi, Sept. 18.-Th«*e
were many festivities throughout the
republic today In celebration of fhe
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«nd the celebration was carried eut
w Hi great enthusiasm.
anniversary of Chilian Independence.
Santiago was crowded with visitors.
Northwestern Iowa «Conference.
6101'X CITY, la., 18.—fieveral
hundivd prominent ministers and lay
me» of the M. E. church are in Sioux
City for the annual session of the
Northwestern Iowa conference.
The conference will b* ilk session
during the next five or «ix deys,
Bishop Goodselt of Boston presiding.
BIG PROFITS
I El llini A AI A
111 IIiIIIhIiH
111 ■llWinilsl
NEW YORK. Sept. 18.—The taking
of testimony in the government's suit
to dissolve the Standard Oil Co., of
New Jersey, was resumed today. The
Profits of the Standard OH Co., of In
diana. in 190« were »10,61«, 082. and
1903 were »8.768,410. This Is the cor
poration capitalized at 11,000,000 which
W! *s fined »29,240,000 recently by Judge
Lar d is, of Chicago.
PETTIBONE IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Suffering a Malady That May Prevent
Hi» Recovery.
BOISE, Sept. 18.—Pettibone was ( un
able to appear at court this morniqg to
have his case set for trial. An afflda
vit from his physician says he Is suf
feting from a disease which unless
checked may prove fatal. An opera -
tlon may be necessary, but he fears
Pettibone will be unable to survive,
Pettibone is charged with complicity
in the murder of Governor Steunen
berg.
SECRET MAY
DIE WITH
HIM
TRINIDAD, Coin. Sept. 18.—The se-
cret 0 f to make a noiseless and
smoke ] ess powder may be lost forever
an( j grea , anticipations shattered if the
mental collapse suffered by J B. Pet
t j n gin ai his home in Vancouver, B. C.,
proveB permanuist or results in death,
as feared
Pettbigill is <the inventor of this
powf jer, which has proved successful,
but wb1ch had not yet been generally,
taken , jp by fhe minlng concerns. Pet
tlngj „ is the -promote,. of the Trinidad
Noiseless and Smokeless Powder com
pany of tilts city. He recently went to
b i s home in 'Vancouver, where he suf
fered a méritai collapse, vlue to hard
WO rk
jje is only person alive who
kn0 ws the formula for malcing the new
powder, and Tf he dies, the secret will
go 7^ (he grave with him, as he has
never reduced it to writing,
This powder Is now undergoing ex
tensive tests in the mining districts,
alp j j a fla pt -t 0 have met all the re
qoTrements -of mine ^owners. The
powder, in addition to being practically
noiseless and smokeless, Is only explo
un der certain conditions, making'
lt ff,eâl for-mlne developments.
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STILL AFTEit
THE SOUTHER»
North Carolina at War
With its Raünads on
Legal Datas
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AJ52JEV VILLE, N. C„ Sept. IK.—
Whether suits for of Bam
ages its penalties of the passenger rate
law can be pushed against the South
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ern Railway company pending the trial
of the .other actions pending will prob
ably be decided today at a hearing to
be gmen here by Judge Jftritchard to
all the parties cwncerned.
The hearing is on an {application
, made tg. the railroad company for an
j Injunction to prevent the umosecuUe*
!<of an aation bnujght last week in the
jsraperior '.court of Alamanae county
against the North Carolina Railroad
' Co. for penalties ter the 'sale urf tickets
ta more than 2% cents a adle. The
North Carolina Railroad Co. iis leased
by the Sowthem.
TThe plaintiffs In the suit take the
& CarolilÄ plaln .
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tiff .-sues a Jfforth Carolina company
uniter a North Carolina statute the
federal court ihas no Jurisdiction. The
decision In the matter will prstoably
Qn ^ ue8tlon whether the
.North Carolina railroad is an Integral
! part of lb« SouChern syrtem.
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NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS.
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; Convention Moots at Tronton to
| Namo State Ticket.
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TRENTON, N. J- Sept,
17.—The
democratic «tâte convention, which
will name a candidate for governor,
assembled here today. More than 1200
delegates were 1n their seats when the
gathering was called to order. The In
dications are that Frank S. Katzen
bach, former mayor of Trenton, wilt be
the choice for governor. The only
' other' person whose name Is mentioned
i fof the nomination is ex-Judge Francis
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j Child of Newark.
The democrats believe that their
chances for success this fall are ex
ceedingly bright. The liquor question
developed by the passage of the Bish
ops' law in 190« Is one of the questldto
which is giving the party leaders off
both sides a good deal of concern. The
democratic convention will probably
avoid It as far as possible In lte plat-'
form The republicans, who wfll meet
In convention here _ Thursday, will
probably stand pat on the law.
GRAFTERS ARE
TO RE ARRESTED
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Scandal Comes to Direct
Issue
HARRISBURG, Sept. 18.—Warrants
j for the arrest of 14 persons involved in
the state capitol scandal were issued
today by two Harrisburg aldermen on
information furnished by Attorney
General Dodge. Each defendant is
charged on several counts of conspir
acy to cheat and defraud the state by
making false invoices and four of them
are also charged with obtaining money
under false pretenses.
! The following men are on the list of
warrants issued: Joseph M. Huston,
Philadelphia; Stanford B.
Lewis, Huston's assistant; John H.
Sanderson, Philadelphia, chief con
tractor for furnishings; Congressman
H. Burd Gassei, Marietta, Pa., treas
urer and executive officer of the Penn
architect
! "***»» Construction company; James
! H Shumaker, Johnstown, Pa., former
1 ^perintendent of public grounds and
buildings, who receipted for furnish
ings; George F. Payne and partner,
Charles G. Wetter, of Philadelphia,
builders of the capitol and contractors
for the *303.000 attic; William P. Sny
der, Spring City, Pa„ former auditor,
Who approved the warrants fof the
contractors; Wm. L. Matthews, Media,
Fa., former state treasurer, wlw> paid
the bills of the contractors; Charles
P. Kinsaman, qjf the Wallace Boiler
Co.; John G. Nelderer, Charles K.
■Storm, Philadelphia, stockholders of
the Pennsylvania Bronze Co., organized
by Sanderson for the manufacture of
J the *2,W0,000 lighting fixtures; Frank
J Irvine, auditor In the auditor general's
j offlc", who audited the accounts of the
contractors.
WARNING TO KNOCKERS.
the slighter win be cele
3
atimm are warned of the comlnê
Tribe wf Ohadi 'Seeking Victims for
Great Head Dance.
Scotffing parties returning this aft-"
ernoon from the wild canyon section
of the upper Snake river report the
dreaded "Tribe Of Ohadi" to be as
sembling in large numbers hn the upper
river country preparatory to a raid
upon Xaewiston tomorrow night.
The "best information available in
dicates the purpose of the raid Is to
capture all "mosrfbacks" and "knock
ers" mw finding refuge within the
limits of the city and drag them t»
some remote spot without the city's
boundaries where The wlerd dance pre
of the aborigines and urged to keep off
the streets during The evening as lt Is
stated upon reliable authority that 4.
-diligent search of an quarters will be
■prosecuted.
Members of one of the scouting par
ties who were hemmed In one of the
canyons for a period of hours learned
-nrach .of Uhe plana and habits of the
strange tribe and It is stated their ap
pearance upon the streets tomorrow
evening will be most -spectacular.
Dressed +n flowing garments with
partrrted faces and bedecked with feath"
ers -and finery the strange men will
■march through the streets In search of
victims after which the most prized
captive will be dragged to the couneH
circle *nd burned at the stake.
Kansas Bee Keepers.
HUTCHINSON, Kan., Sept. 18.—
Honey and bee culture is being dis
cussed by the Kansas State Bee Keep
ers' association, which Is holding Its
annual meeting here. Bee kepers from
varlohs sections #f the state are In
attendance, and many interesting pa
pers are to be read during the two
days the convention will be In session.
Chinese had been drowned at Bristol
Bay, Alaska. There has been no con
Mrs. C, L. Greer, who lives about
HUNDREDS OF CHINKS DROWNED
Unconfirmed Report That They Wer«
Lest on Wrecked Ship.
SEATTLE. Sept. 18—An unconfirm
ed report reached Seattle th's morning
at 2 o'clock to the effect that 300
flrmatlon up to noon.
It is thought to have some connec
tion With the report that an unknown
ship had been lost on Bristol bay.
nine miles from Twin Fall», recently
aftempted to kill her two little girls
with an ax. The girl» escaped from
their mother, who has twice been In
the Insane asylum and returned as
cured.
N. P. VIOLATES
STOCK LAW
Allegations to That Effect
Will Dring Company
Into Court
Complaints have been Issued against |
the Northern Pacific company for vio-1
latlng the stock . shipping law which
provides a penalty for keeping live
stock in ears more than 28 hours with
out food, water and rest. Two com- j
plaints have been filed on shipments
made out of the Clearwater country
and United States Stock Inspector C.
L. Henderson is now in that section
securing witnesses for the prosecution.
The cases have been set for trial in
the federal court at Spokane on Sept.
20, at which time it is expected the
government will be ready to proceed
with the prosecution.
It Is alleged in the complaint that
upon one occasion a shipment of stock
was kept in the cars 51 hours without
food and water and it is the purpose
of the government to prosecute vigor
ously any violation of the law regulat
ing the shipment of stock.
New Boston-New York Service.
NEW YORK, Sept. 18.—A new pas
senger steamship service between this
city and Boston will be Inaugurated
today with the departure of the mag
nificent new steamer Harvard from
New York this evening and the de
parture of her sister ship, the Harvard,
from Boston at the same time.
The service is under the control of
the Metropolitan Steamship company.
The vessels are to take the outside
route, by way of Long Island and
Vineyard sounds and Massachusetts
v*y
AUTHOR REACHES FOURSCORE.
Trowbridge Celebrates Eightieth Birth
day at His Beaton Home.
iBOSTON, Mass., Sept. 18.—J. T.
Trowbridge, the well-known author
and poet, observed his 80th birthday
very quietly today at his home in
Arlington. Mr. Trowbridge Is still
strong and active and In excellent
health. He has been at home almost
all the summer and" may be seen any
day walking about the streets of Ar
lington. He attributes his good health
to constant -exercise.
Mr. Trowbridge is the last survivor
of the famous Atlantic club and the
last one of the contributors to the first
issue of the Atlantic Monthly. In bis
earlier years he enjoyed Intimate rela
tions with many great figures of the
greatest period in American literature,
among them "Walt Whitman, Longfel
low, Emerson, Lowell and Holmes. Of
the 69 books Mr. Trowbridge has writ
ten all are alive, and his boys' books
have bad new editions each year. At
present he is not engaged In any spe
cial writing, taking up the pen "only
when the spirit moves," as he puts lt
himself.
IDAHO 8TATE NEW8.
The only obstacle to building in
CaldwelJ now is lack of laborers. Con
tractors, architects and all construc
t.on people are all so busy that lt Is
necessary for each building to await
its turn.
The great scarcity of teachers all
through the Northwest 1« not passing
Canyon county. There are no availa
ble teachers in the county, and many
of the best schools are yet unsupplled
with teachers.
Up to the present time no less than
47« fish and game licenses have been
issued at Wallace. This beats all pre
vlous records In the number of licenses
issued, and the fishing season Is said
to have been one of the best.
At the' meeting of the Boise city
counc'l steps were taken looking to a
meeting of^all the Commercial clubs
of southern Idaho in the near future to
take up and discuss the coal situation
with a view of arriving at some defi
nite plan of action In the matter of
shortage.
Many of the prairie merchants are
unable to secure their freight from the
railroad towns on account of the scar
city of freighter» Freight teams have
gone into the * arvest fields, the high
wage« attracting them, and it is said
less freight i* being moved now than
during the winter months.
ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UPHELD
Members Sanction Action of Offici
Relative to Strike.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 18.—At the an- !
nual meeting of the members of the ,
Associated Press held today a résolu- j
tlon was unanimously adopted approv- ,
ing the course of the officers of the
Associated Press in dealing with the
telegraph operators' strike.
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Chicago Wheat Market.
CHICAGO, Sept. 18.—Wheat—Clos
ing, 9914c.
PRIEST GUILTY
OF MURDER
PITTSBURG, Sept. IS.—Ludwig
Szczyglel, the Roman Catholic priest
from Chicago, who has been on trial
for the murder of Andrew and Stephen
Starzynski, brothers, was convieted of
murder in the second degree by a jury
which returned a verdict shortly be
fore 9 o'clock last night. ,
To protect himself from the ex
treme penalty of the law, the priest
unburdened his past life, frankly con
fessing his many shortcomings, espe
cially drunkenness. During his testi
mony he admitted that Francesca
Sprow, his housekeeper, wag in the
house when the double murder was
committed, and had accompanied him
to this city from Chicago. It develop
ed that the housekeeper occupied the
same room with one of the Starzriski
brothers. Following this admission,
District Attorney Goehring remarked,
"There you have the motive."
The priest said he supposed that It
was correct that he had killed the
brothers, but that It was done in self
defense and that he was drunk at the
time.
WOULD BREAK
SOLID SOUTH
Virginia Congressman Says
Roosevelt Can Do the 4
Trick
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17.— Repré
sentât. vb Campbell Slemp, the only re
publican member of congress from
Virginia, who arrived in Washington
today, in speaking of the political sit
uation in that state, says:
"Despite the fact that all the candi
dates have numerous and enthusiastic
fr.ends In Virginia, there is not much
doubt ir. my mind that Secretary Taft
will receive the vote of the delegation
from that state in the next republican
convention.
'The republicans and a great many
democrats have but one candidate,
however, and he is the president. They
want him to run again, and If he did, 1
actually have reason to believe that
he would carry my state and split the
sol d South. The people want him
again in order that he may carry his
own policies to a successful conclusion.
But if they cannot get him, they want
a man whom they believe will do more
than any other candidate to carry out
these policies. That man lg Secretary
Taft. The delegation that will repre
sent the party in the convention next
year may not be instructed for him,
but it will be entirely favorable to him
and the administration.
."I am not exaggerating when I say
that Virginia might go republican if
President Roosevelt were^^.nominated.
Conditions have changed in the state.
Successful manufacturing industries
have built up a greater desire for pro
tection, and I find little talk of a re
vision of the tarifT, even among the
democrats. Our party is in good shape,
and if good candidates are put up I be
lieve we will elect next year two more
republican members of the house."
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BURNING OF JAPANESE STEAMER
One Hundred Lives Reported
Boat Still Afire.
Lost;
SHANGHAI, Sept. 18.—A Japanese
steamer, said to be the Tafoo Maru, is
hurtling three miles off Ching Klang
on the right bank of the Tangtse
Klang. It was »till burning as the dis
patch was sent. It Is estimated that a
hundred lives are lost, though nothing
la definite about loss of life or damage
done.
CITY ADOPTS
NEW SYSTEM
Correct Accosnting for All
Apparatus and Supplies
Now Assured
- ,.„-4 w£
The council last night received the
system recommended for the water de
partment by Victor M. Smith, expert
accountant, authorized the city con
troller and city attorney to prepare the
specifications for the city printing and
publishing, and referred a report from
Mderman Kling to the effect that •
complaint had been made relative to
the small force employed by Con
tractor Clark on the construction of
the down town sewer system on the
ground that the force under Engineer
Guiiland required to inspect the work
and furnish the engineer data was al
most as expensive to the city as the
laborers to the contractor.
The system recommended for the
water department is most corq^rehen
hensive ànd provides for a complete
invoice of all property and fixtures now
on hand and the listing of all new
material received with a provision that
none of this material shall be taken
out unless a written order has been
secured, a copy of which is furnished
to the person in charge of the Invoice
of material on hand.
Dl. L. J- Perkins and City Superin
tendent Wright, as a committee of the
board* of the Lewiston independent
school district, appeared before the
council and asked that the city Im
prove Twelfth street in the vicinity of
the High Bchool building.
City Superintendent Wright stated,
the question was taken up last year
and at that time the board expressed
a willingness to pay it» share of the
expense. The matter was referred te
the Street Commissioner Miller and
City Engineer Guiiland.
Contractor A. J. Clark presented a
peUtion asking that he be granted un
til November 1 in which to complet*
the down town sewer system,
City Attorney Cox stated that while
it was impossible for Mr. Clark to
complete the sewer by November 1
that he was now in default of time and
that it was desirable to make the rec
ord extending the time until Novem
ber 1 by which time Mr. Clark would
be able to state when the work might
be completed. - - «»
The resolution granting the exten
sion of time was passed.
The matter of payment for the new
pump and motor was before the rtvun -
cil. — ----- ... ■
The expression of the council was
favorable to paying Caldwell Bros,
the contractors, the amount of the con
tract price less the penalty incurred.
The penalty amounts to approximately
,»1,700, leaving the amount to be paid
about »5,900.
City Attorney Cox stated the city
would not sacrifice its rights by taking
such action. A mot'on prevailed or
dering the drawing of warrants tor
»5,915, represent the amount not in
dispute and for »60 for valves and ex^
tras furnished in excess of the equl>*
ment menttftned in the contract.
Contractor Clark petitioned the
council asking for the purchase of »15,
000 worth of city warrants, the funds
from such purchase to be placed In
.Continued on page Eight.
McLaren-Dey Wedding.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Sept. 18.—
A wedding of note here today was that
of Miss Alice Day. daughter of Judge
and Mrs. William S. Day, and William
A. McLaren, son of the late Bishop
William E. McLaren of the Episcopal
diocese of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Laren will make their future home In
the City of Mexico, where Mr. Mc
Laren is engaged In business.
MILLIONAIRES
IN THE NET
BOISE, Sept. 18.—Warrants for the
arrest of Sumner Q. Moon and James
L. Barber, of Eau Claire, Wis., mil
lionaire officers of the Barber Lumber
Co., and Horace S. Rand, of Burlington,
Conn., who have been indicated to
gether with Senator Borah and others
for conspiracy to defraud the United
States government, were issued today.
They will be brought to Boise at once
to answer the charges.

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