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^.q tv.fibst YEAR-NO. 811, LEWISTON, IDAHO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1907. (EWS FORECAST COMING WEEK Xbe Trial of Borah Begins; Roosevelt and Root Start Tours 1 j I ! j ! WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept 21.— The trial of United States Senator Borah, who is charged with conspiracy to defraud the federal government by securing illegal entry of timber lands, 1> scheduled to begin Monday at Boise. The fight between Tammany Hall $nd Mayor McClellan will attract at tntion to the primaries in New York elty Tuesday. It is expected that on Tuesday Judge Landis, in the United States court at Chicago, will announce his de cision in regard to granting immunity to the Chicago & Alton railroad in the cases In which they are charged with granting rebates to the StandaTd Oil company. President Roosevelt will leave Oys ter Bay Wednesday for Washington, and will start four days later on his Western and Southern trip. Secre tary Root is to leave Washington Wednesday cm his trip to Mexico. Secretary of War Taft is due to reach Yokohama about Thursday and will spend a week in Japan before re suming his Journey to the Phllllpplnes. General Booth of the Salvation Army will begin his tour of the United States at Boston, where he w'lTl arrive Friday for a stay of three days» The last session or The Hague con ference win be held Saturday and the protocols will be signed the following day, according to advices received here. Among the important conventions of the week win be the annual meetings of the American Bankers' association at Atlantic -City, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at Washington, the inter national congress of liberal religions at boston and a special meeting of the International Cotton Seed Crushers' association at New Orleans. In Berlin there will assemble next Monday the fourteenth international congress on hygiene and demography. The annua] meeting of the Pennsyl vania State Xieague of Republican Clubs will begin at Harrisburg Wed nesday, when it is expected the presi dential boom of Senator Knox will be given an enthusiastic endorsement. FOOT CRUSHED BY 'ENGINE. Engineer Frosherd Has Bad Accident at Clearwater Bridge. George Prosherd, engineer In charge •of the hoisting engine on the Clearwa ter bridge construction, sustained a painful injury to the left foot while •working at the cofferdam this morning. Mr. Prosherd was working about the gasoline engine used in operating an auxiliary pump when in some manner bis foot came in contact with the fly wheel and was badly matfhed. He was removed to the St. Joseph hospital, and the extent of the Injury cannot be determined for a few days. Peace Negotiations Have Failed. PARIS, Sept. 21.—It is officially an nounced that peace negotiations at Casa Blanca with the hostile Moors have failed and that Drude will as sume the offensive. Minnesota Catholics. HASTINGS. Minn., Sept. 21.—Many delegates have arrived to take part In the eleventh annual convention of the State Federation of German Catholic societies and the twenty-ninth annual meeting of the directors of the German Catholic Benevolent Society of Min nesota, which are to begin their ses sions tomorrow. The proceedings of the two gather ings will extend over three days and tbe program provides for addresses by several persons of prominence, In ad dition to the disposal of a large amount of routine business. WILL CHANGE AT MOROCCO PARIS, Sept. 21.—Premier Clemen ^ eau h*® announced no change in the Moroccan situation. The delay of the Tribesmen accepting peace terms lndl ca te8 that they will not be accepted, a— «M Dnide la ready to assume 6 offensive with vigor at any mo ment. j ! , I ( j • 1 j ! I 1 ) ' j 1 j i j I i I j j j • I ! I , ] I I I 1 j I ; j : I 1 , j \ CHINESE REBELS REPULSED. Dissatisfaction Is Growing in the Kai Chow District. HONG KONG, Sept. 21.-—Imperial troops repulsed the attack made on the city of YoYchow, on the Yangtse Kang river by 2,000 rebels, who storm ed the city and scaled the walls, but after sharp fighting were repulsed and driven off. The dissatisfaction In the Kal Chow district Is spreading owing to Increased taxation and high prices for foodstuffs. BOOK PRICES IN DISPUTE Patrons Âre Charged lore Than Contract Price With Book Companies. A question has arisen during the past week relative to the prices of the newly-adopted textbooks in the pub lic schools. The question is the result of a discrepancy charged for the books and the price named in the contract between the hook companies and the state textbook commission. The textbook commission adopted a uniform series of books to he used in the public schools of Idaho at a meet ing held In June, and at that time the various textbook companies submitted j'bids and entered into contracts to fur lfish textbooks for use in the public schools of the state of Idaho In ac cordance with the provisions of Senate Rill No. 84 of the ninth session of the legislature at the prices set opposite the title in a list provided showing the price of exchange, price at state de positaries, exchange price at publish er's, price for freight and shipments at publisher's and mailing price at I publisher's. In accordance with the provisions of the law the book companies establish 1 ed four depositaries in the state, at "Boise, Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston, and contracted to keep a sufficient stock of all books on hand at these depositaries to fill all demands. The Lewiston depositary was located with Thatcher & Kling, and under the terms of the contract the textbook commission hold that the books should be delivered by them at the prices set forth In the list submitted and signed by the book companies. Thatcher & Kling maintain that their contracts with the book com panics would not permit them to sell at the prices named In the contract with the textbook company without a financial loss to themselves. In sup port of their position the following ex tract of one of the contracts Is quoted: "During the Introductory and exchange period. Which shall end Jan. 1, 1909, the party of the first part agrees to consign f. o. b. Lewiston, to the nartv of the second part (being Thatcher & KUng), upon order of the said second party, a sufficient quantity of the adopted textbooks to meet the demand therefor. The party of the second part agrees to account to the party of the first part for all books sold during such Introductory period at the prices established between the party of the first part and the state textbook com mission of the state of Idaho (that Is, 65 cents, ratall, or 42 cents, exchange), less a discount of 10 per cent and 10 per cent, it being understood that the party of the first part shall pay all transportation charges on introduc tory and exchange books to and from the local dealers and free textbook districts whom they shall supply dur ing the Introductory period. The party of the second part shall allow dealers a commission of 10 per cent from the state contract retail (65 cents), and exchange (42 cents), prices during the introductory periods." The 65 cents mentioned as the retail price in the contract quoted above is for one particular "book which is fur bished by one company, and the list price as shown in another section of the contract shows the exchange price to be 42 cents; price at state deposi tary, 52 cents; exchange price at pub lisher's, 39 cents; freight price at pub lisher's, 49 cents, and mailing price at publishers, 65 cents. A feature of the contract quoted states the depostary shall account to the publisher at the price agreed upon between the publisher and the state textbook commission, which in this case Is 65 cents, for books sold at re tail, less 10 per cent and 10 per cent This would give the book to the de positary for about 5SH cents, and un der the terms of the contract with the textbook commission tho books should be furnished to the pupils for 52 cents. j j j | • Continued on page Eight CAR SHORTAGE EFFECTS LUMBER Local Mill Men to Shut Down Mills for That Reason The lumber industry of the Craig j mountain section has been materially j embarrassed by reason of a shortage | of cars for the transportation of the ( product into the Eastern market. j The Colby, Coryell & Howe com-. pany, operating on Craig mountain, with yards and planing mill at Jaques j Spur, reported a congestion in their | shipping yards, where 150 carloads of : choice pine have been sorted for weeks j and ready for Eastern shipment. This ^ company last winter cut an order of j 300 carloads for an Eastern delivery, ^ and has been unable to deliver but half ! of the amount, because of the inability j to secure cars. j The company planned to conduct j summer logging and Jo operate the | j mill the greater portion of the sum- j j mer and all of the fall, but the manu- | j facturing plant on the mountain has j | been closed because of the car short • age. ' ran C. W. Colby, president of the Colby, Coryell & Howe company, left yester day for Jacques Spur, where a num- j ber of oars are expected to be loaded within the next few days. ! NEW POSTAL REGULATIONS Box Rent Must Be Paid in Advance or Service l Be Stopped The positions open in the clerk-car rier depaVtment of the postofflee serv ice have necessitated the calling for an extra examination to be conducted on October 26. There are now open ings in the Lewiston postofflee service, and it 1« stated positions are open än many of the largest offices in the country. The salary in this department is regulated by a graduated scale from a point of length of eervice, the highest possible salary being $1,000. The first year the salary ls $600, second year $800, third year $900, fourth year $1000. Patrons of the Lewiston office have been greeted with a card bearing the ! notice that box rent for the next quar- | ter Is now due and unless paid by Oct. 1 the box will be locked. This notice la in conformity with a I new order received by Postmaster Me- | Eacheron, which require* that box rent j be paid before the first day of the new quarter instead of during the first 10 days of the quarter. Killed by Bursting Shell. WILSEISHAVEN. Germany, Sept 21.—Five men were killed and two men injured by the explosion of a shell while a quantity of ammunition was being unloaded in a military depot here. BAD WRECK UN SANTA FE I SAN BERNARDINO, Cal, Sept. 21. j —In a collision on the Cajon grade on the Santa Fe railroad at 3:30 this morning five men were killed and one fatally Injured. The cars of a long freight got away and rushed down the grade near Denver station and crash ed into two engines standing on the track. Engineer Stratton was killed and Brakemen Ray and Bryant burned to death in the wreckage, which took fire. Two tramps were also burned to death. The wreckage ls still burning, and there may be other victims of the wreck. Fireman Thresher suffered a fractured skull and will probably die. The scene of the wreck Is nine miles east of here. J. L. Fenton returned this morning from a visit to Clearwater points. WILL SUPPLY UNIONTOWN Washington=ldaho Light & Power Co. Adds That Town to List j M. J. Shields, president of the j Washington-Idaho Light and Powfr | Co., returned to Moscow this morning ( after a business visit in the city, j The Washington-Idaho Light and Power Co. has recently closed con tracts with the city councils of Union j town and Colton for furnishing a llght | ing system and pumping water for the : cities' use. j The company has also secured a 25 ^ year franchise through the streets and j will wire the streets for the purpose ^ of furnishing lights to business houses ! and residences. j The extension ol' the lines will in j volve an expenditure of approximately j $25,000, and construction work will | commence at once. The addition to j Unlontown and Colton makes 10 cities | in the Inland Empire that are supplied j with light and power by the Washing ton-Idaho company. These towns, j louse, Garfield, Oaksdale, Farmington i and Tekoa are lighted from the Post : ! Falls plant. ... ...... ______ _ with Genesee. Moscow and Pullman! receive their electricity from the Lew Iston-Clarkston company, while Pa- ! JUDGE WHITSON BEGINS WORK I I j I j i I J | f 1 * 4 . I A C À. I investigates in Upen Court , ' j ; j j ! Alleged Misconduct of Attorney Rnick. BOISE, Sept. 21.—Federal Judge . . . .... 1 Whitson teday began an Investigation ..... . . TT in open court into the conduct of Unit-1 ed States Attorney Rulek, who secured,^* the indictment of United States Sena tor Borah and several others on the charge of alleged conspiracy to defraud ! the government of various timber ! iands. . I Attorney Ruick ls alleged practically j to have coerced the grand Jury Into | filing these indictments. The pleas i were supported by the affidavits of i ttiree members of the old grand jury ! and denied in nine affidavits filed In j behalf of Attorney Ruick. j A special grand Jury is also investi- 1 ! gating the charges of alleged miscon- j | duct r _____ _ ________________________ I clsion adverse to the government in 1 __ Senator Borah has not entered any j pleas of a technical nature, but a de | the other eases may affect Borah's j trial, which ls scheduled to begin Monday. Ga* Explosion Kills Thrae. WILKESBARRE, Pa, Sept. 21.—In an explosion of gas in one of the mines of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal company at South Wilkesbarre today, I three were killed and five Injured, | Mrs. Caroline Tinkham arrived ln I the city yesterday to visit this winter! with her daughter, Mrs. James E Babb. CHIEF BUSCHKE INSPECTS WORK I j j j I I J j _ ! Chief Engineer G. W. Boschke of i the O. R. & N. company, accompanied , by Mrs. Boschke, L. C. McCoy, con- | structlon engineer, and Engineer R. D. Perkins, in charge of the Rlparia- [ Lewiston construction, reached the city last night, after inspecting the work in progress between Almota and Lewiston. , r-,,. . ...... i This morning the party visited the site of the Clearwater bridge, where ' the excavations for the last pier reach- I ed bedrock yesterday. i ! All features of the work are pro- j gressing most satisfactorily. The track j is now within about 12 miles of the city, and with the completion of the j excavations today at the bridge site the concrete work will be commenced ; early next week. TRUST GETS BREATHING SPELL. Adjournment Until Monday to Give Experts a Chance. NEW YORK, Sept. 21.—There is an adjournment until Monday In the hear ing here of the government's suit to dissolve the Standard Oil company. This will give the government expert accountants another day In which to obtain figures from the Standard's books for the period of 1882 to 1892. It is understood that W. G. Rockefeller will be called to the stand next week, and he may produce the facts relating to the assistant treasurer's office. RIVER TRAFFIC IS GROWING The Boats of Open River Association Rushed With Business i : PORTLAND, Sept. 21.—The Open River Transportation Company yester- | day purchased the Spencer dock at The Dalles, so that henceforth it wil! j be in better sba P e to receive freight , Et that P ° int '. W&8 "' S ° d6 ', I < ; ld< " d *° r<ipalr th ® wh f rf a ", d , barge a j ! „ r 88 , a pace _ T „ n ap ' I for receiving freight in a few days , Men have already been started foi Arlington to repair the barge. , The Open River Transportation ( company's boat J. N. Teal is hauling I all the wheat it can handle ever* I trip down the river and the grain is j being brought to the landings at a I lively rate from all points, j Superintendent Fred Snipes of the i Open River Transportation company, I who has just returned from an ex J tensive inspection tour between Po't | land and Umatilla, says that the Teal j I ls now bringing 1500 sacks of wheat , into Portland every other day and ' that she could get much more if her capacity would permit it. It seems j j now likely that another boat will be ; added to the service before long. j "There are at least 40,000 sacks of ( j wheat at Alderdale on the north bank | j for shipment to Portland, an at Chap- ! ! man, another prominent point on the ! . ... . , 1 river, wheat is coming to the landing ... . „ . . I a t the rat of about 1500 sacks a day. _ . . . . „ . , / a deaI ° f w^at from the j l " 8t,rlCt8 ul * \ he ° regün 8ide also ' tbere I nOW ' f ° r t"* 1 *™*' a * ! 000 8a f 8 J lt « ul "l° n awa,ntln * sh 'P ! I" 6 " 1 *° P° rtland ' 8ald th ® Buperin I tendent today ' j There never was a heavier move | ment °f wheat by boat down the Co i ,urnbla than at the present time, so it i * 8 generally conceded, and the situa ! tlon wb * b® greatly telleved here j am °ng exporters thereby, because it j wUI aH8lst them in getting their ves 1 se ' s dispatched for Europe in season Withln the neighborhood j ab * e time, _ 1 B° ea will be brought OU t from the of 3000 bushels coming in on the Open ' j Rlver Transportation company's boat ! Tea l e ve «-y other day aeveral ship car I | fields by the water route during the. season. , j TO DISCUSS EARTHQUAKES I TV THE HAGUE, Sept. 21.—Learned men who devote their time to the study j of earthquakes, their causes and ef j fects, are gathered in this city today I from many of the principal countries I of the world. They are here to take J part in an International congress of seismologists, which will be in session during the next four or five days. The j United States is represented at the congress by Prof. Reid of Johns Hop kins university. Another prominent ! delegate who will have a leading part i ln tbe Proceedings is Dr. F. Omorl, , secretar y the imperial earthquake | inve8tl gation committee of Japan. Dr. ° morl w ill give to the congress the [ results of bls personal investigation of * be < H sas lrous earthquake in the Sim la region ot India in 1905. The earth quakes at San Francisco, Valparaiso , and Kingston, Jamaica, will also be the i subjects of papers and discussions. ' IT ' , I „TJit 1 ' W ° 2 ' i °/ T ^ Chafle8 ! ^ Hson, died at the family home in j east Lewiston yesterday from compll j cations. The funeral will be arrang Jed as soon as the father can reach j home from the prairie country, where he ls employed, ; J. w. Billups was an arrival morning from Orangeville. this SEATTLE PARTY SOON ENROUTE Personel of the Business Party to Reach Here Next Week Seattle business men and member» of the Chamber of Commerce will visit Lewiston next week, arriving her» Thursday night and leaving for the north Friday morning. The membership of the party 1» made up of men identified with the growth and development of the city of Seattle, and the purpose of the ttlj» la to bring the heads of the Seattle busi ness houses in closer touch with the conditions in the country from which they draw a large percent of their business. Among those who will visit Letvis ton next week are: Former Governor John H. McGraw, president Chamber of Commerce; I. A. Nadeau, director general Alaska-Yu kon-Pacific exposition; United State» | g enator g. H . Piles, A. S. Burwell, D. j Hamm c . E Packard, W. D. Wood, , John F W elborn, James D. Hoge, Jr, I D E - Frederick. Howard D. Thomas, j Lewis Schwager, H. A. Raser, M. I Francis Kane, R. R. Fox, Ralph B. , staey j s Goldsmith, H. A. Chad wick, Herbert S. Upper, George S. , Z immerman, Joseph Frauenthal, W. K. ( Wright, A. L. Piper, Fischer Bros, will Parry, C. B. Yandell, F. T. Crow» j B. Hitchings, U. H. Morrison, Moyses, Poison Implement Co., j Co., Western Dry Goods Hanford Co., Washington Shoe Cd, j Western Cooperage Co, R. Saroet, ( Albers Bros. Milling Co, Seattle Bras» | Co, Claussen Brewing Co, Gorma» ! Rubber Co, Nelson Grimsley. ! _ , I j I & Co, H. S. Emerson, W. F. Richard son, W. W. Beck, W. E. Steven», U Frank Brown, Thomas W. Prosch. George O. Darrow. Watson Allen, George R. Bourret, B. L. Muir, Mau rice Leehey, W. S. Grinsfelder, H. F. (Sllarjjless, G. |S. Rdbteon, W. J. Owens, A. B. Stewart, L. Peeples, I» Ben Cart Schmitz, «William M. Calhoun, Slmond» Manufacturing Co, United Produce Co, Tucke» ELEVEN KILLED FALLING CARE NEGGAUNEE, Mich, Sept. 21.— Eleven men were killed and seven la tally injured by a cage plunging down 760 feet in the shaft of the Jones A Laujhün Steel company's mine yester day morning. The cage was making ^ or i trne n at the bottom of the miné the first trip of the day when thn ' brake broke, precipitating the huma» ! fre, * ht in a sheer drop to the bottom ot tho shaft - ,mm «diately set about the task of j moving the dead. The bodies lay !» one pile, a mass of lifeless flesh and blood. The bones of the bodies were eo shattered that the men when they fell were plied on top of each other lika po many pelts of leather. Seven men * were found still alive. ■«,, , , GREAT A «my* * - -—. EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY. University and Normal Will 8how Forms of Practical Education. Prof. J. A. Frandson of the Universi ty of Idaho is In the city today to con fer with President George H. Black about the educational exhibit at the Lewlston-Clarkston fair. The outline of their plans so far in cludes a working exhibit of dairying; mining engineering and domestic econ omy by the university and a working exhibit of manual training and draw ing and of physical training by the Normal school. Both school* will put ln a Splendid general exhibit WILL REOPEN BOILER SHOPS ST. PAUL, Sept. 21.—A statement by the railways affected by the boiler makers' strike says that tbe Northern Pacific shops at Brainerd are now op erating in full force. Tbe reports say that strike-breakers to the number et 306 will leave Chicago tonight for the Pacific coast to reopen the shops there.