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Lewiston Evening Feller
THIR TY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 269. LEWISTON. IDAHO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 1907. [LASH OVER C1UNÏÏ ROAD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND AGENT LIPPS IN CONTROVER- j SY OVER CLOSING OF OLD SWEETWATER-LAPWAI ROAD, i A contention lias arisen between Indian Agent Lipps of Lapwai and the county commissioners relative to the closing of the roitd between Lap wai and Sweetwater, and the com missioners have served notice upon Mr. Lipps that he will fee prosecuted under the state laws if he obstructs the public highway. The matter was brought to the at tention of the commissioners during their recent session by a letter from Mr. Lipps in which hp stated the road would be closed in accordance with instructions received by him from the Indian department, this ac tion being taken to-throw all of the government land together. The letter of Mr. Lipps was an swered by the commissioners and no tice given of a prosecution under the state laws if the road was in any way obstructed. The commissioners claim the road was located before the military reserve was established and that Mr. Lipps nor any employe of the government has no more right to obstruct it than any other citizen. The commissioners also received a petition temonstrating -against the proposed action of Mr. Lipps and set ting forth the embarrassments re sulting from any such action. It is claimed the proposed change would cost the county approximately $5000 to construct a new road and the nec essary bridges and that the proposed new road would be one which could not be traveled during tTTe freshet season and would at all times be ex pensive to maintain. * The suggestion of Mr. Lipps pro vides for diverting the road at a point a short distance west of the town of Sweetwater, to the north bank of Lapwai creek and follow the north bank to a point near Lapwai, where the creek would be again _________ „ _____ ______ ________ crossed and entrance to the town af forded. The present road from Lapwai to Sweetwater was located more than 50 years ago by Col. Craig, from whom the Craig mountains take the name, before the establishment of the military reserve. The road was afterwards recognized hv the Indians in a treaty, and is one of the best highways in Nez Perce county. The people of that section will bitterly oppose the proposed change and will •subscribe funds to fight the case through the courts. The Lapwai people also contend the Indian agent has no more right to change the public road than they have the railroad, which also severs the government land, and will ar> peal to the Indian department to have further proeeedings in the mat ter waived. POWERS CASE GEORGETOWN, Ky., Nov. 29.— Introduction of testimony in the Ca leb Powers case was begun today. Powers in In good spirits and seem ed to he gratified that the jury is so well divided politically. Loss KILLED IN HOTEL FIRE. of Life Principal Feature Gloucester Accident. of GLOUCESTER, Mass., Nov. 29. George Chambers was killed and sev eral firemen injured in a fire in the Harvard house todav. The loss was nominal. WRECKED CAR AT ROAD CROSSING WATERBURY, Nov. 29 —Five factory employes were killed today when the Hartford-bound freight on the New York, New Haven and Hart ford railroad dashed into a trolley ca r. Six others were badly injured Tho i were conductor *of The^troUey were ar tested. TAFT S MOTHER WORSE. Failing Daily—Will Probably Not Live Till Secretary Returns. MILLBURY. Mass., Nov. 29.—Mrs. I Louisa Taft, mother of Secretaryl Taft, is (tailing daily. She has been ! ill for several months, but last night! took a serious turn. TESTIMONV OF REV. DAVID OTTER - WASHINGTON, Nov. 29.—Dr. Da vid Utter, pastor of the Unitarian church of Denver, who performed the MRS. BRADLEY'S PASTOR TELLS JURY OF ''GUN TALK" MADE LONG BEFORE DATE OF SHOOT ING. marriage ceremony for Mrs. Bradley, testifying today, stated that during a conversation with Mrs. Bradley he urged her to give up the idea of marrying Brown. She replied: "When it comes to the test and a gun is pointed at him. Brown will accede." Mrs. Bradley did not say she would shoot Brown herself, and the! witness got the impression it would justify her children If Mrs. Bradley's: would do father or some one else Brown bodily harm. Dr. Edward Brush of Baltimore, government expert, decided in his opinion Mrs. Bradley was perfectly sane when she shot Brown. He ad mitted that puerpural insanity was well known in medical science, but said it was rapidly disappearing be cause of the introduction of the sep tic method. Dr. Jeliffe. the expert, was called) by District. Attorney Baker, who pro pounded a long hypothetical ques-! tion to him. covering threats alleged to have been made by Mrs. Bradley toward Brown and her movements and acts up to the time the shot was flred. The government rested this afternoon. Mrs. Bradley was recalled to the stand and said she had no recollec-j tion of the details of the conversa - tion with Dr. Utter, as related bv him. The defense then rested. Stafford announced that the case would eo to the jury Mondnv. Thej arguments will begin tomorrow. The! court then adjourned until tomor-, row. CLARKSTON HAS MORNING FIRE TWO BARNS WITH BURNED. INCLUDING LOSS OF FINE DRIVING HORSE OWNED BY BURSELL & SON. Clarkston Bureau Evening Teller. | CLARKSTON, Nov. 29.—Fire ear-j ly this morning destroyed two barns,. one belonging to Bursell & Son and the other owned by Dr. Booher. The Are was discovered at 4:25,1 and at that time the flames had en I CONTENTS . veloped the Bursell barn and a little later spread to the Booner barn and $100 worth of grain were ....... Mr Booher succeeded in saving his stock> but lost four tons of hay. The loss was about $1000, of which Bur had there been any wind the fire de partment could not have kept the fire under control, for in a large barn about 20 feet north of the burned building is a large hay barn in which were 90 tons of baled hay. A fine mare worth about $200 owned by Mr. Bursell. and about burned, sell & Son lost $700 and Mr. Booher $300 none of which was insured. The football game that was played here yesterday between the Umversi ty of Idaho preps an e school team was won by the former by -a score of > to . ^ ere much heavier han ' Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harwick Y« terday entertained at dinner Mr. and Mrs. A. 8. Stacy and Miss Harwick of Lewiston and Mr. and Mrs. Ciem enson of Clarkston. Wm. Sheets of Moscow arriv Mr. Wra. Sheets or .Moscow ed this morning to visit with Charles Frazee. Mrs. Ragsdale left yesterday morn . t0 spend Thanksgiving with her husband, who is in the hospital at Moscow. ROBS SALOON MAKES SUCCESSFUL RAID, BUT IN GETAWAY FROM POLICE IS SHOT AND SURRENDERS—IS AN OLD OFFENDER. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29.—A masked man today entered the Stuart street saloon and at the point of a pistol lined up several men against the wall, robbed Victor Mat son, the bartender, rifled the cash register and in a running fight with the police was shot in the mouth. He surrendered and gave his name as John P. Smith of Sacramento. He is believed to be the man who shot and killed a special policeman in Oakland Sunday night. OFFICERS HUNT SPECIAL VENIRE | BOISE, Nov. 29.—Sheriff Hodgin and deputies are scouring the county to secure a special venire for the Pet j tibone case. John F. Nugent, one of the attor neys for the defense, is seriously ill , an d may not be able to take part in | : the trial. TO BUILD TO WALLA WALLA. Inland Electric Line to Be Extended i j | I From Colfax. WALLA WALLA, Nov. 29.—Ac cording to recent statements made by J. P. Graves, president of the In land Electric Railway company, the i I ! i company, the line will be extended | from Colfax, its present terminus, to Walla Walla in the near future, giv j lng that city the advantage of quick j and cheap transportation facilities | to Spokane and intervening points., The jj ne bas been in operation be- ! - j tween Spokane and Colfax for : time and it has proved to be a great I i p 0wer in developing the country | tributary as it maintains quick ! freight and passenger service. I Chicago Pioneer Judffe Dies. I CHICAGO, ..Nov. .29.—Former Judge .Tames B. Bradewell, a distin guished pioneer, died today, aged 79. Bi? Movement of Cavalrv. j SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Nov. 29.— j One of the largest movements government troops taking place In ! Texas In several years began today with the departure of several troops ! of the Third and Sixth cavalry from i Fort Sam Houston and Fort Clark | fm , gan F,. anP j Scn At. San Fran cisco the troops will embark for the) Philippines. I The transfer embraces nearly 700 j officers and men. With their horses and equipment it will require ten j solid trains to carry them to San Francisco. MRS. ADAMS NOT CALLED . . . . ° 0 Ada Jf however as th^on call Mrs. Adams, howe\ei. as the 01 . tire case hinges on the mental con ed as a witness against Mrs. Brad'ey. ! WASHINGTON, Nov. 29.—A ru- : mor has been circulated to the effe t that Mrs Annie Adams, mothci of maud Adams, the famous actress, whose letters to Senator Brown were read by Mrs. Bradley just be fore the shooting, will be here, call but there is no intention on the P'* : ditlon of Mrs. Bradley at the Him ^J^'ÏÏÏy spent a quiet day _ d ^ was , ad t0 have a J ay Qf rpst - ghe recived favorab1 news of the condition of one of her ^ whQ , B 8uffering an attaok of j croup while staying with his gr ind mother at a boarding house not far , t the court house j ' -: Railroad Official on Trial. NEW YORK, Nov. 29.—The case of A. W. Smith, vire president of New York Central and Hudson RJver R a Hroad, indicted on a charge j of manslaughter In the second de gree In connection with a wreck on February 17 last, was called ior trial today before Justice Kellogg in the supreme court. IN NEW ENCLAND NEW HAVEN, Nov. 29.—Bryan todav presented the city of New Ha ven with a marble fountain, the gift of the late Philo Sherman Bennet, whose will Bryan is administrator. Bryan will make several addresses during his stay in the city, many democrats of New England are here to see him. CORNELL MAN IS IMPROVING, i Scrimmage on Thanksgiving. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29.—It stated today that the condition ! " f ! Ray Van Orman, l ight end oi the | Cornell team, rendered unconscious j in a scrimmage in yesterday's game, j Is satisfactory. He spent a bad night, j but continues to improve, though | suffenng concussion of the brain. j Suffered Concussion of Brain in a j MISSING MAN F OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. Barnett today received from T, E. Kimmons, the man posed to have been murdered by ; I ! ' j j I "A*.—Sheriff I a telegram, SU P'! M-|ing Wilkins, the prisoner charged with I killing his wife, clearing up the, mystery of Kimmons' disappearance. ! Torrens Commission Hearing. ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. 29.— Whether or not the Torrens system j claimed by its advocates to simplify the transfer of property and relieve home buyers of the burden of exor bitant rates for searches and law vers fees. some!--- FitZP'erald and McGarrv BALTIMORE, Md„ Nov. 29. »Ker Herford has arranged a prom ising card for the boxing show to be given tonight by the Eureka Atb letlc club. The main event will of registering realty titles will be, adopted in New York depends large-! ly upon the result of the hearings begun by f the Torrens Commission j here today. ! A number of persons appeared be fore the commission to give their views on the system, vtrTiich Is ! bring together Willie Fitzgerald of Brooklyn and Andy McGarry of New York for a 15-round bout. w orth T^as Tethers TERRELL. Tex., Nov. 29 —A of'btrge attendance and an exception ally strong program mark the an meeting of the North Texas Teachers' association, which began ln this city today. Dnrine the two dnvs of the con vention. in addition to the usual business and discussions, there will b p i addresses on educational topics ] bv representatives of the agricultur- 1 al department of Washington and 1 the leading colleges and universities of Texas. President F B. Hughes ; of Denison Is the presiding officer. OREGON WANTS EXTRA SESSION resume men luutuuua uuinium»au ,ng the hoHdays - and another amend . lng fhe attachnaent | aw so that when hoHdava arc over lt win be im ! : j j I ! ' I A session of two davs it is! and but 1 PORTLAND, Nov. 29.—The Tele gram says that representations are being mads to Governor Chamberlain to call a special session of the iegis lature believed, will be sufficient, two subjects will be taken up, thejf passage of a law enabling courts to : re8ume their funct , ong „^withstand- ! Bpread interference __ Golf at Pmehurst. : PINEHUR3T, N. C., Nov. 29.— The golf season of the Pinehurst Country club was opened today with j the annual autumn tournament. An ■ attractive program well stocked with • events for both men and women golfers has been arranged for the season \ three-day tourney will be held during Christmas week and at the possible for debtors to be squeezed, j and thus prevent a serious, wide-i with buiness j houses and individuals. I __! en d of March will come the feature Q f the season, the eighth annual united North and South amateur championship. MEXICAN MUSICIAN DEAD. Had Become Noted Throughout the Entire Musical World. CITY OF MEXICO, Nov. 29.— Richard Castro. Mexico's roreinost musician, who achieved international fame as a pianist and composer, is dead from pneumonia. CHARGED WITH SHEEP STEALING I I j SHEEP IN THEIR POSSESSION ALLEGED 1U BE alULEN. j Thoma8 (}ra ham and Arch Craig, j resldents of the up „er Snake river J (country, were arrested this morning j on charges of stealing 34 8 sheep be-J WELL-KNOWN RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY ARRESTED WITH SHEEP IN THEIR POSSESSION ALLEGED TO BE STOLEN. longing to Coffin & Hepton and de livering the sheep at the Lewiston j stockyards for shipment to coast i points. I The men were arraigned before j Justice of the Peace George E. Erb! and their bonds fixed at $600 each for their appearance Monday at 10 o'clock for preliminary examination. The discovery of the stolen sheep was entirely accidental, Mr. Hep t on and a herder who had been in charge of a portion of the sheep dur M-|ing the summer were at the Stock yarda delivering hogs for shipment w hen the herder discovered a partie u j ar black-faced sheep which had j wass found the entire herd was brand been in his band during the summer. He called Mr. Hepton's attention to the sheep, and upon investigation it ed with the coffin & Hepton mark, Hepton immediately secured his! horBP and started for the Wallace j rancb in Tammany, where the sheep] ! are on winter pasture, and found over 300 of his sheep missing and tbe tra cks leading from the field to ! the city stockyards. He then return ed to the city and secured warrants! for the men having the sheep in charge. Graham furnished bonds for his release this afternoon, but Craig Is still in the hands of the sheriff. DAIRY PAYS SPOT CASH IN PRESENT FINANCIAL FLURRY FARMERS WHO WERE ENGAG ED IN DAIRY BUSINESS REAL IZED CASH RETURNS. ! W. A. Burghardt, a prominent farmer in the Mohler section, is a business visitor in the city today, Mr. Burghardt reports farmers in his section engaged in the winter plow lng, the recent rains having afforded • - lorfat Is: 32! <*"ts j per pound, which makes the dairy business one of the most profitable Industries to the sufflcient moisture to permit this work to be carried on in all sections of the prairie. He says the fall seed ing will be about the same as former years, and that the late fall plowing will leave the ground in good condi tion for early seeding next spring. "The financial flurry has embar rassed business at all of the prairie towns," said Mr. Burghardt, while discussing conditions on Nezperce prairie. "The farmers have their, wheat receipts, but these cannot be turned into cash or negotiated in trade at the stores. The farmer who is engaged in the dairy business is the only nian who can now market 1 M 8 product, for dash, and the revenue cows is rorn a ^ pw sistanoe to those engaged ! business material as - in the The 'present price of but-1 j farmer.' Mr. Burghardt states the steel on j f be Culdesac-Grangevillp line is now I ,ai< 1 to the Cold Springs creek,-three miles from Vollmer, and will he com pleted into that time within the next T 0 days. The people of the prairie are planning a big celebration upon the occasion of the first train into Vollmer, and regard the railroad as the greatest benefit ever secured for the prairie section. Death of Veteran Journalist BATON ROUGE, Nov 29.—Leon Jastremsky, the Confederate veteran journalist, candidate for the demo cratic nomination for governor and former grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, died today from paralysis, aged 64. FARMERS TURN NORSE THIEVES PRISONERS IN LATAH COUNT* JAIL IMPLICATE CITIZENS IS HORSE-STEALING GRGANIMr TION—ONE UNDER ARREST. Sheriff J. J. Keane of LataBu «mtt» I ty has secured confessions frorrr prla I oners now confined in the Eatadk j county jail to the effect that? promfr nent farmers of Nez Perce and Latak counties are members of a toorao stealing organization that has str*J«ai more than 60 horses during the pant. year and marketed the stolen anl mah )n parts of eastern WaeblnR j ton and Montana. j As a result of the confessions, ». J farmer by the name of Foreman, j who resides in Nez Perce county. near Juliaetta, has been placed un— j i I j ! j I j der arrest and it is understood-», number of other warrants have bee® issued for men equally as prominent: in Latah and Nez Perce counties. The confessions were secured' fron* Henry J. Baer and Edward Kent, who were arrested fn Bozeman, I Mont., on a charge of stealing horse« In the Juliaetta section, Blier being; j Hie constable of the Juliaetta pre j einet. When brought to Moscow the i men decided to tell the story of thelr j crimes, and related the manner In which a Inrge number of horses have been stolen in central Idaho and! eastern Washington and driven out of the country to be sold. Baer and Kent claim they were acting only as agents for the reâï thieves, and that, the horses taken by them were selected hy other mem bers of the organization and were tuken to pinces where still another agent had secured a market. They claim the organization ex pended into the Salmon river section ! of Idaho county, where hidden : ranges provided pasture for the anl j mais until they could be driven out I of the country, and horses stolen In Idaho county were taken to Okano gan county, Washington, where Ilk«' conditions provided a hiding place 1 for the horses until search had been i abandoned. j Forsman will he brought to the .Nez Perce county jail on the charge ! of horse stealing. ANOTHER STEAMER FOR GRAUT. a 0. R. & N. Brings Yakima to Upper River to Assist Fleet. The steamer Yakima will be brought to the upper Snake river by the O. R. & N. company to assist in the movement of the grain crop noir in storage in the river warehouse». The new boat will he detailed ex clusively to the freight service an« will perform the duties formerly as signed to the steamer Norma. The Yakima will he commande« by Captain Harry Baughman. Arhor Dav in Tennessee. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 29.— Arbor Day was generally observe« 1 , . ■ , ..»„ ^ ftli „. !lt „ r w Ma ' ftWls ,„ v | overpowered the oiieratoi auc. watch throughout the state of Tennessew today by the planting of trees an« hy special exercises in the schools. BOBBERS MAKE A BIG HAUL GOLDFIELD, Nov. 28.—At 1 Z9 yesterday morning nine robbers vis ited the freight depot of th* Two pah, Goldfield and Bullfrog rail" >*«». 1 man and dynamited the safe ! Tt is believed the robbers made a big haul, as the agent supposedly safe. The operator lost his own money and personal effects amount ing to a considerable sum ARABS FORCE FRENCH RETREAT PARIS, Nov. 29.—Official advice» from Oran, Algiers, declare that • portion of the Morrocan army Invad ed Algiers Wednesday. The Frendi were forced to retreat, losing 11 kill ed and 1 wounded. Later the Freneh were reinforced and succeeded ftt driving the Arabs back across th« border.