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Lewiston Evening teller
-rmpTY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 222. LEWISTON, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1907. improvement of WATER WATS President Outlines Impor tance of River Traffic. : I I : j j : MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct 4.—Thou sands of cittaens and visitors are In the city today to welcome President Roosevelt, who arrived here shortly before 1 o'clock to attend the opening 0 f the Lakes-to-the-Oulf Waterway* convention. The president was greet ed by screeching whisC^u anc cheering throngs. On arrival the presidential party was taken In charge by a reception committee and driven through the principal business and residential thoroughfares to the Auditorium, where the president addressed the del egates to the Waterways convention. President Roosevelt spoke as follows: Under any clrcustances I should welcome the chance of speaking at Memphis in the old historic -state oif Tennassee, rich In Its glorious past and in the certainty of an even great • er future; but I especially «wmgratu late myself that I am able to spealk here on an occasion like this, when 'I meat not only the citizens of Tenn* gee, but many citizens of Mississippi and Arkansas, and of other states as well; and when the chief executifs of so many »fates are gathered to .»n gider a subject of momentous interest to all. The Mississippi wnlley 'is a magnificent.«empire in size: and fertili ty. It is better adapted tx> the devel opment of inland navigation than any •other valley In either hemisphere; for there are 12,000 m les of waterway now more or less fully navigable, and the conditions are so favorable that it will be easy to increase the extent. • Of rnavi»»Mc waterways ts -alma® any required degree my canalization. Early in our industrial history this wAlley was the seat of the largest develop-! ment o'f hUamd navigation 3® the iUnlt ed States, and perhaps you win par-. don my mentioning that the first Steamboat west of the Alleghenies was built by a sJLoosevelt, my great-grand father's brother, in 181L for the 'New Orleans trade, and in that year made the trip from Pittsburg to New Or leans. But from various causes -river and canal transportation declined all over -the United States as the railroad systems came to their full develop mem. It 4s our business to see that the decline 4» not permanent; ana 'it !s of interest to remember that nearly a eemury ago President Madison ad vocated the canalization of tbe "Missis slppi. Great 'Mississippi VaTtey. In wealth ttf natural resources sto kingdom Of Europe can compare With the Mississippi valley and tbe regton around the Oreat Lakes, taken to gether, and in population this huge fertile plain already surpasses atl save one or two of the largest European kingdoms. In this empire a peculiarly stalwart and masterful people finds it ■rtf in the surroundings best fitted for| the full development of its powers and faculties. There 'has been a great growth in the valley of mannfactur teg centers; the movement is good If 1t does not go too far; but I most earn estly hope that this-region as a whole will remain predominantly agrlcul hmrt. The people Who live in the country districts, and who till the small or medium-sized farms on which they live, make up What Is on the whole the most valuable asset in our national life. There can be Just as real progress and culture in the country as In ths city; especially in these days of rural free delivery, trolleys, bicycles, tele phones, good roads and school Im provements. The valley of the Missis sippi Is politically and commercially more Important than any other valley on the face of the globe. Here more than anywhere else will be determin ed the future of the United States and 1nd"ed of the -whole western world: and the type of civilization reached In _ fContinued on Wage T wo.) PRESIDENT NOW TO HUNT. Sseks Recreation in th* Louisiana. Wilds of! MEMPHIS. Tenn., Oct. 4.—Return ing from the Auditorium, the president and immediate party boarded a special ♦rain and started for his proposed hunting trip In Louisiana. There will be a called meeting of the Paptist Ladles' Aid society with Mrs. Patch, 60« Fifth avenue, Saturday aft ernoon at 1:80 o'clock. FOREMOST CITIZENS MEET. Personnel of Waterway* Convention Shows Big Men. : MEMPHIS, Oct. 4.—Among the del* ,egates to the convention are the gov ernors of 16 states. United States een I ators, representatives, noted engineers I and prominent men in all sections of i : the country. ! j President W. K. Kavanaugh of St. i Louis called the convention to order at 10:25 o'clock. His address was lis- | tened to with marked attention. The j morning session was devoted to the ! : appointment of committees. j NEW RAILROAD ENTERS CITY U y r, ,, - Bftpes 01 lt&rs KûâlîZ6u = = = I j Water Grade Route to the Sea. At 9:04 o'clock this morning the j Lewiston-Riparia line laid Its first j steel in the corporate limits Of the ! city of ke wlst on, and Mayor Helffeld, j . , j watch in hand, was on the ground and | 1 • 1 'I witnessed the operation. Mayor Heit feld and H.. K. Barnett went over to ! t; * le site '® ie construction early this ! morning and were 'observing opera , tlons when the steeil was laid into the j city limits. Within the hour's time j between 8:40 anl '9:40 this mvrnlng ! . • I the crew at work on the construction j ! ' laW 150fl *■* 01 trtu *' The construe ; tlon work connecting the road with j the north approach to the Clearwater ! bridge will be practically completed a ! bridge, will be practically [this afternoon. it There has been a constant stream of vtelto „ ™«tag the ferry today to witnesB **> tracklaying operations, Many of sihese have been citizens ôt Lewiston for 20 . years, and have, throughout that tfime held the id. that a M connH^*«** \ ' tbe ' ower country «ffpWld be : the natural markets ol this j opened for the benefit 0*t In the operations j see the com summ The crew at w | tlon of the last pii j is to convey the t to the joint termi »S1 -Will concreting by nog» teg 'it i workmen that ha** -Charge ist®* gril bust an tge c« grantt fiver the The the lay | ln K and dressing <Nf. thfe £1 seats are at work mi'the vujrt ■ ment and will «OM have :*n readiness for th* staying bridge h abut erything of the ; bridge steel whiOh Is tbe la« loaded this week at Rlparl*. »»A wlH be started ! here next week. Tbe estimated time I° r II> e completlsl» iff the bridge -will j t* e 60 days fro« ?» itime the steel wor k is begun. c : Supreme Court Fb-oc*#dings. N,ez Pero<> And respond it- r ntP have ha<1 ß* 4,1 court b ^' for| tore the supreme fudjgee deday and art !* lke, y to have *** tor I'tomorrow s sesslott, Thi8 a «ern.»on tNr mm of Eugene 1t °' Netu v8 ' » ^»vin is oc | °»»y ln * the attention ®f the court, This is an appeal; N» final judgment b >' P^tW H» • aalt brought ! to ««termine the jfttle to * certain piece of timber land. Th* t»Jue -raised in VOIv * 8 the lea»my <»f t*e p*l.lication of a Ammons. E. O'N^îtl te appear 1 «* far the apneU*nt hnd Charles L. McDonald and F. F. Tweedy tor the respondents, j Tomorrow thf application for a writ j»* Prohibition .Against the Village trus 1 tees of CulfleafjLC wll.l be heard .n the case of tiw < Reposition of Marshal In ConwelL SALT of! NEwprt [TENDED ! standing Internal the salt manufg course j salt. The and ot| action and tailed K, OdL 4.—A tacit under cached between the »mpany, known as 'certain Independent ulating the future tot for evaporated Smal of Commerce, labor and supplies is the cause of the re advanced 50 cent« s & result of tbe output will be cur i ! , , i Man in woman s Attire | RoliovoH in Ro Im DCllC* til l" Dt IIM" ! j pÜCâtèd MEN SUSPECTED ! DROWN MURDER! is PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 4.—A special dispatch from Baker 'City to the Eve ning Telegram says that that news paper's representative and another newspaper man of Baker City have es tablished what they believe to be In controvertible evidence that three men are Implicated In the assassination of Harvey K. Brown, one of the men be I lug dressed as a woman, attired In a klmona. The men have been traced from a store where they purchased the klmo na, and it is believed the one who posed as a woman pulled the wire which exploded the bomb. It is known that a woman was seen j near the scene shortly before the trag j edy According to the Telegram's j representative the men w ho purchased ! the klmona had a discussion In the | j store regardin ^ the garment, one de j daring he could not wear It as 1t was | lnn 1 ' Noting the surprise in the face, he said tt was for a large w8 an. A larger garment was purchase!) and it is a singular fact that shorj before the purchase was made visited another store and was j some 'mother hubbard" wrap] ! bought à teddy bear instead.«*! I ai \ PTilion j ! Witnesses have been found j ^. 0 men ^ a suppos*jg*w j the se "ne shortly before the j sb ' n - Both men^ for I an<1 *°' baC ™ One man bore * j resemblance to the mm» led the ktmo«a*. The nut ho of j the tt-urderers are «till in the city, to 1 ôt ing rchas' s believe HALEY TO DEATH' ■ ommeiit Oregon Citizen ^' L. after the accident, and what I^alejr was doing in the building at .o terly an hour In the morning 1» not clear. No one saw him, so far a. «raeerUined. but some occupants heard Mine one fall and upon Investigating several hours later resulted In finding the body. . Daley was appointed by President ■Roosevelt to succeed Henry K. Mel drum, who was convicted of land frauds in this «tate and sentenced to as - PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 4.—John D. Daley, United States anrveyor generali and three times state senator, fell down the stairs of the Selllng-Hirsch build ing this morning at an early hour and broke hie neck. He was not found for two hours. Meets Mysterious Death Today. three years at McNet!*« island. MORMONS ARE \ DRIVEN OUT DRESDEN, Oct. 1.—Three Mor mons have been expelled from Ger many for persisting in spreading a propaganda and conducting meetings by which they were making converts. Imperial authorities decided in 1908 that tt is not desirable to allow the Mormon agents to continue activity In Germany, but under special arrange ments with the American embassy the head of the missionaries were per-j mitted to do so, with restrictions, but the doctrines have secured so rftanyj converts a halt has been called. Two-Cent Rate in Kansas. TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 4.—The law providing for a 2-cent passenger rate on the railroads doing business in Kansas went Into operation today. Practically all of the roads have agreed to comply with the order of the state railroad commission, at the same time reserving to themselves the right to contest the legality of the order in tbe courts. ! DIVORCE RECORD IS WANTED Uncle Sam is Getting Mis fit Marriage Data. a The history of the divorce court, the stories told by complaints now on file in the county auditor's office, are be ing brought to light to become a part of Uncle Sam's census department f 0 r Nez Perce county, Idaho, of a a The work is being performed by Henry of the bureau of the census, who has been detailed for a tour of several months through the Western states in search of divorce data at the various county seats. Mr. Starkweather reached Lewiston September 25 and will Complete the worK is Detng perrormeu uy F. Starkweather, special agent work In Nez Perce county some time next week. Whs# the work 4» flnitti | ed he can tel! you just how monymifr riages there have been performed in the county slncfc tW* oounty was or ganised, how maay <ffvg#*es have been ;«S, the avwrage length of time divorced 'llYêd together and the fd*r which divorces have tootenai county, between March, and June, 1907, there were 412 vorces and 2,104 applications for larriage certificates. I» Latah county, from May 14, 1888, to January 1. 1907, there were 379 dl-! iforces to 2,625 applications for mar-j J riage permits. I The work is being carried on in all ing parts of the United States, and wlth I in a short time the bureau of census j will be able to compile a table show ing the percent of misfit marriages. MOFFETT COULD NOT MADE GOOD ! ! Charge of Rebating Not | railroads, reported to the oeurt today j that Moffett's teatements were en 1 tirely without foundation. 1 Moffett was unable to give the Jury one a single instance to sustain fcls pub ! lished chargee. the -------- ' Gas Explosion Kill* Four. : BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 4.—An I explosion of gas in a mine of the Ten nessee Coal and Iron company at Pratt to City occurred today i - D. ! CHICAGO, Oct. 4.—A special grand Jury has been -retained by .Judge Lea-, dis to Investigate the charges made j by President Moffett of the Standard, and OH company «f Inllana, namely that | other concerns besides the Standard were bénéficiâmes of rebates from Substantiated With Evidence. ; lived to be dead and a number are 111 ! the hospital» DEPENDENTS DO NOT APPEAR a the In missal of the case and there being nd the objections the matter was dismissed per-j in the case of the slate of Idaho vs. but j Jack Lowe, Roy C'.arke, Peck and Thomas Wilson, which was set for 'hearing today, the defendants falling appear, their bonds were declared ' , The district court yesterday after noon took a recess until 10 o'clock this morning,,at which time it again eon-! vened and listened to arguments In several cases. In the çase of the state of Idaho vs. Fred Reeves, the state moved the lis law in the to forfeited. The defendants in this case were ar rested in the Welppe country, charged with stealing a horse from Peck, The bondsmen are Joseph Alexander and J. Chapman, and the bonds were In the sum of $300 each. Petition for citizenship was today filed by Frank Joseph Farmer of Chesley, and a declaration of intention by Raffelo Clrillo, a «on of Italy. CAR TAKES JUMP. Narow Escape on Electric Line Last Night. ASHTABULA, O., Oct. 4.—Fifteen passengers on an electric railway had a narrow escape last night from plunging to death in the Ashtabula river 100 feet below. The body of the car left the tracks, and one end hung suspended over the river, the car's plunge being stayed by a trolley pole against which It struck. Several passengers were 'njured and a panic followed. SAYS OREGON WILL GO DRV Prominent ftuseman Says WefefMt State is loomed. -- I . _ _ SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 4.-F. SttSilley, of Spokane, who has just re turned from an extended tour of ^ western Oregon, says that at the next ; election Washington's southern sister j state is going dry. j Mr. Smalley claims Spokane as hi# | home, although he spends much time i in and around Seattle. He is a dealer in blooded horses, his mission in Ore gon being to dispose" of his stock, and he said when seen at the Arlington ho tel last night that he is willing to wager a fine stallton or a $500 note that thp prohnt) itionlsts will carry the day ]n 0rpgon the nPVery next time they have an opportun' ty to vote at a state election. "That's no bluff," said Mr. Smalley, "T mean It. 1 know Oregon ilk * a book, and I've just com ■ from a thorough ;tour of the western part of the state, and- not long ago all over the eastern scattpTed a|1 ovpr 1hP statp Thpy arp a)) a( wopk M th npvpr wpre before movement Is just get t nR to point of ripening, and if it | ^o 08 not wln out at the next election j wUI b« out Just $500, if anybody comes along to cover my bet." Mr. Smalley is not a prohibitionist : himself, and in the present Instance it j cannot hp 8nld that the wlsh fathpr of the thought. He stmply says what he believes, believes* what he says and is willing to let his money, or horses. part, selling horses. 1 have made n caTeful study of the prohib'tion move ment down th*re and I want to tell you there will be something doing next election. At any rate I am willing to back my judgme.nt with $500 of my ■money. "Salowokeepers in the Webfoot state will tell you the same thing—that is, !T they Ain't think there's any chance to spoil « sale of their property by talk ing that way. Fully a fourth of the state, I should say, ts dry now, under ■county local option, and everywhere in j tbe remàin'ng three-fourths saloons ; are for sale at about half price. Call j t,p some ot the RaU,0T1 TT1( ' n of Portland ovcr the long distance and see if I m 1 nnt telling you about right, "There are more prohibitionists in that state than one would think. Near ] y a n those old-timers of the William P tte valley are that way, and they're ; talk for him. Buys Billiard Hall. ] A. J. Faber has purchased the Wol : ten billiard and pool rooms and has ! moved them into quarters in the new j Binnard building, designated as the ; Pioneer block. He will run in connec tlon a cigar stand and will put in a 'complete stock of tobaccos and clears .. _ . . . sars. Mr. Faber is from Blaine, Wash., ness in Vancouver, B. C. ... but ha8 bten late, y conducting a busU ! ! PENSYLVANIA AT JAMESTOWN NOFOLK, Va., Oct. 4.—Governor Stuart and a i>arty of 200 visitors from Pennsylvania, Including many of the state officials, were present today at the celebration of Pennsylvania day at the Jamestown exposition. Exercises were held In the auditorium, with ad dresses of welcome by President Tuck er of the exposition and Governor Swanson of Virginia. Lieutenant Gov ernor Robert S. Murphy of Pennsyl vania delivered the oration of the day. THE GREATEST OF AU FAIRS Every Department in Readi ness for Next Week's Exhibition. That the fair which will open to th» public on Monday, October 7, will be the greatest and most representative exhibit ever brought together la now an assured fact. Interest continues un abated in every department, and from all sections of the Inland country word comes that exhibits of livestock, poul try, swine, grains and grasses, fruit* and vegetables are being sent to sw*ll the already-large exhibit that haa been collected by the home field men. Every department of the great ahow is receiving the last finishing touches preparatory to the placing of exhibits, and In some instances exhibitors are I already arranging their products. A department that promises to be of C.l^, JntereBt th „ year „ the llv *. ,^^ show M r. w i ndu8> who | S te ^ phar(?p of thlB department, has worked ; unceasingly to make this year's show j ing the best ever made, and judging j from the long list of pure-bred cattle | that are booked to arrive, his labor* i W 'U be amply rewarded. , Livestock Coming. From Pullman, Wash., M. C. Gray will arrive with a band of IB horse», comprising some late importation» from England, which have never been exhibited In this section. This lot Of horses is unquestionably one of the _ J best in the country, and visitors lnter j ested In high-bred horses will certain a ! ly see something worth their time, J c - Cooper, also from Pullman, will be here with a good number of thor oughbred horses and will show th» people the advantages of keeping flrst class stock over the common kind. Rnd from Np „ pprce Mr . Sorenson will j hp on hand w)t h a showing of 11 htgh n to is, i bred draft horses that for utility and beauty are hard to surpass. From Gifford Dr. J. J. Harrington will come, and with him he will bring his French coach stallion, a prize win ner at the Chicago stock show, and » number of other stockmen from differ ent sections are en route to the big show. In the cattle department there wiÜ be prize winners from Elberta, Clags ton, Hepner and prairie points, and the 1 tt K»*t L. M. Thurston has moved his | eery stock from the building at corner of Tenth and Main Into Porter block, where he occupies room recently vacated by the Md Drug company. ton, Hepner and prairie points, and the showing will be one that will convince all that this country is not without herds of the highest strains. Mr. Draper of Elberta, Wash., will bring to the show his fancy herd of red poled cattle, many of, which hr* prize winners. Clagston of Clagston will show some fine herefords. Nota ble among Mr. Clagston's herd I# th* prize-winning heifer which carried away all the highest awards in the Chicago stock show. j H. T. French of the state university ! at Moscow Is coming with the uni* j versity herd, and everybody know» I that In this bunch there I« something I worth the while, (G|np Fine Poultry Exhibit. Then the poultry show promise» to be the best ever gotten together tal the country. For the accommodations of this department Mr. Wlndug has made great preparations. New build ings have been erected and chicken pens by the hundred have been pleoed. Among th* Raeera. At the present time there are see«, eral cars of running horses at the grounds, and there will arrive from Spokane on Saturday night 12 mar* c£rs. Two cars are coming from Yakima, and many more from other points. Among the special horses that will prove of great attraction to 4ttr visitors will he the famous Dr. Btfrpa and Sherlock Holme*. Both of tnme horses will appear' every day in one or more races. In the horticultural hall things are moving along in good style and OTth Mr. Manning and Mr. Thompson see arranging their exhibit». In thl«j part ment there will be many Special effort has been made superintendents to make this showing of fruits and vege best ever garnered, A. glimpse some of the boxes and paekag have been secured by fhose two getic field men reveals sped fruits that will open the eyes knowing ones and will convince visitors of the wonderful fertlllt; the soil of this valley and surroun country.