Newspaper Page Text
Lewiston Evening Teller
THIRTY -FIRST YEAR—NO. 261. LEWISTON, IDAHO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1907. LAYS BLAIME ON I ■ CRAIG _ TT _ BRINGS OUT ALLEGATION • a Aa PRELIMINARY OF ARCH THAT HE ACTED MERELY EMPLOYE OF GRAHAM'S "1 do not deny driving the sheep to the stockyards, but 1 was hired to do this by Thomas Graham. I did not know he stole the sheep, as he told me he wanted me to go out and meet him and help him bring them to the stockyards." This is the voluntary statement made by Arch Craig at the preliminary examina tion held before Justice of the Peace Erb today on the charge of stealing 245 sheep belonging to Coffin & Hepton. "Where he got the sheep I do not know, but I saw Mr. Hepton at the stockyards and do not deny being in charge of the sheep at that time, but i was left to watch them by Graham." On cross examination by County Attorney Needham, Craig became badly mixed, but persisted in the statement that he had no knowledge of the sheep being stolen. He said that he and Graham ate breakfast at the sheep camp on last Tuesday morning and that they stayed all night with George Earl on the up per Sweetwater that night. They returned to town Wednesday and ate supper at the sheep camp Wednes- ( day night and returned to town and remained here until Thursday night, That he and Graham had breakfast, dinner and supper together on that ] day and that Graham did not say anything to him about helping him with the sheep until Thursday eve nlng, and that Graham left town about dark and at 8 o'clock he met Graham in the Lewiston orchard tract and assisted him to the stock- ! yards with the sheep. Cre«~ said bp was 55 «#! age and Is married —* bç was 25 years of ' That he has a homestead about four miles above the mouth of Captain John creek and that his wife 1« visiting her mother near Anatone He has beer ahont Lewiston for about two weeks and worked two da vs on the sewer ' >,*<%•• Contractor Clark. The sate introduced the evidence of Steve Hepton. D. A. Wallace and D. Davenport. ^ 000, " Wr. Heptoft testified to finding his Au< l0T sheep tii Ehe Lewiston stockyards and identifying the brand. He after wards visited his pheep in Tammany and found about 300 missing. He stated that. Craig told „him that he had met Graham at Waha and that Graham had there hired him to as sist in bringing the sheep to Lewis ton. Mr. Hepton also testified to following the tracks from the stock yards to the sheep corrals in Tam many where the sheep had been driven Into the road. D. A. Wallace testified to furnish ing the pasture for the Coffin & Hep the sheep in the stockyard and to sheep in the stockyards. D. Davenport testified to seeing the shep in the stockyards and to the fact that Craig was with the sheep at that time. After hearing the testimony of the case Justice Erb held Craig to *uÆ2; '-- r '- ln the ° b0 "' i " -<'* r NOW FACES MURDER . ...... „i'fciiÜ"*' a' death of editor groves from PISTOL SHOT WOUNDS MAKES SERIOUS OUTLOOK FOR RICH ARD HORNE. Kansas CITY, OK- 2 —Manag ing Editor Groves, of the Kansas City Post, who was wounded ■ ° vember 23 bv General Richard Horne, died today. O. D. Woodward, president of the Post company, also shot by Horne at the same time w probahlv recover. Horne is out on bail, but will now be arrested and the charge of murder preferred. against him. t m • tir«ial> Pose Juror 111 m Walsh Case. _ t CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 2.—The trial of John R. Walsh has been P oa ^ on : ed until December 9 on account of the illness of Juror Watkins. teddy has an annivebsary Quiet Observance of the Day by President and Mrs. Roosevelt WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 2.— Today was the twenty-first wedding anniversary of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt. Beyond the ex j; hl ' n ge of presents among the mem bers of the family and the receipt of a number of congratulations from intimate friends there was no ob servance of the day. The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt took place Dec. 2, 1886, in St. George's church in Hanover FOR OCR NAVÏ Square- London, _ Navy Now Stands Second 690.000 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF nvniiri ' NEW VESSELS, , GENERAL NAVAL BOARD RECOM MENDS EXPENDITURE OF $62. *4 Effi ; , j cicncy, but to Maintain This Po sition Many New Warships Are Needed. Li Bfc. * .. — ! WASHINGTON. Dec. 2.—The an- j nual report of the secretary of the j navy, made public today, gives some interesting Information relative to 1 the navy. At present our navy stands second in efficiency. The re port shows the policy of the present ; administration to continue in its * plan of making material increases j each year to the flets. The report states that the general board has j recommended an outlay of $62,690.-1 000 in the construction of new ves-j sels during the coming fiscal year, j while the secretary recommends an t outlaw of $69,270,000. New vessels outlaw of $69,270,000. iwn vcoooia , recommended in the estimate made) ship, and four fleet will comprise four battleships of the I Delaware class, four scout cruisers, j 10 destroyers, four submarines, one ' ammunition ship, one repair two mine laying ship colliers. —*— « »-""«■ j England has appropriated for new, * 3 9 • 418 '• ß R 0 • j Itô.ôSft 00« Germany, J*V,Vnnn ^ Ti,?,^ Ti n ' 000, Ttalv Is building one ship, | Au< . trin t1lvP p nnd Brazil three. Thè enlisted men In the United | number 34.848. There Were 45.691 applicants du r lng the! year, of whom 14.329 were accented.! The report gives the relative ton -1 nage of the leading navies ns fol-jare l0T ^ TS . ! Oveat Britain. 1 633.1 16: United states. 611 616- France, Germane 539 032: Tanan ■R„c.cta 9?o 013; Ttalv. Austria. 11 3 235. 609 079 334.701 207.623 nav j I ( refused the „e-'their "J? 1 '".""istus^Hartfe of Pitts burg 11 for a reargument of his suit for divorce from his wife, Mary j Scott Hartje. The case will phöba- t biy be appealed to the supreme j HARTJE LOSES HIS APPEAL in ; P, xf*. ------ - ,jj» Dec. The 1 . a court of Pennsylvania FIFTÏ \ ARE CAUGHT BY EXPLOSION IN COAL __are AND HOPE OF RES î MINE CUE SEEMS A FORLORN ONE— NEARLY ALL FOREIGNERS . . the Naomi mine,! are entombed In the _ near Fayette City, with hope of res ^ ue gradually dwindling were caught in night PITTSBURG Dec. 2.—Fifty men The men an explosion last but so far only one has " _ ___ 1 The latter dropped dead im cab ;, at pJ af |f r r eaching the sur-, me - the a lr shaft. Nearly nf the men entrapped are for a^____ signers. DEFENSE HEARD IN BRADLEY CASE INSANITY PLEA MADE THE BA SIS, BUT JUDGE POWERS RAISES IM00TED POINT OF WHO | MIGHT CAST FIRST STONE WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—The Bradley trial was resumed at 10 o'clock today. Mrs. Bradley wore a look of anxiety and was paler) than usual as she entered the courtroom. Attorney Hoover of the defense began his argument today, tragedy, corroborated by the He evi , . , dence there was ample evidence that Mrs. Bradley was insane at the time of the shooting. J Judge Orlando Powers, senior counsel for the defense, follower j Hoover. He argued that Brown dom inated Mrs - Bradle y when she sought' to ,eave birn - He Pleaded and I begged her to remain true to In a burst of eloquence Powers urg ed that "Those without sin among you, cast the first stone." District Attorney Baker objected on the ground of improper argu- ; but the objeotion wae ove H District Attorney Baker urged the jury to cast aside all sympathies and render a verdict so as to show that immorality was not at a prg niium in the District of Columbia, The judge gave the case to the ■l' l,, y a * 4 ; 07 p. m. Baltimore and Ohio Wreck BALTIMORE, Dec. 2. —Three j were killed and a dozen injured in aj a wreck on the Baltimore and Ohio] at Shenandoah Junction today. It is ! not believed any of the.injured areiGeorge fatally hurt - I , SOME CHANGES - LARGEST SENATE IN HISTORY OF COUNTRY—REPUBLICANS CONTROL BOTH HOUSES ABIE TO FORCE ISSUES. AND WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—There ____ | many interesting features ot the j sixtieth congress, about to assemble h ere. In a large number of instan-'ed „e-'their mdelU.i.. With the two sen »tor. from Oklahoma, there «III b. 17 Gêw men, j j The senate will have a majority of j t more than two-thirds rernSic««. »»j j that it will be possible ior the ma ces the men who will be included in ; . „ „ .this body of national legislators, come with records of active jareeis and success in the various walks of, life. The senate will be the largest in the history of the country, as it -will be composed of 92 members, the ; increase being made by the admis se two sena- 1 tors will uû Robert L. Owen and T. , sion of Oklahoma, whose two sena P, Gore A -Thèse senators will Hot bd 1 •glVen their seats until after their | formal election by the legislature on; December 10. Only the formality of| 1 . a ballot; Will bh rèquired to perfect last congress. Of the new men democrats. - Jority to control legislation and even ! ratify treaties without a vote of thq ( minority. - — — » * î The house of repflsentatives also! has a large republican majority, there being 222 republicans and 1S6 democrats. There will be many teresting and picturesque characters In the house. There are 99 new members in the house, but of that number 27 have served in that bodv prior to the 61 GETS LIFE impri: KARLSRUHE, Dec. 2.—The death sentence passed on Karl Hau, for merly professor of George Washing ton university at Washington, for murder, in 1906. of his mother-in law, Frau Molltor, has been corn muted to life Imprisonment. CANNON AGAIN ELECTED SPEAKEIt HEPBURN OF IOWA PRESENTS HIS NAME—DEMOCRATS NOM INATE WILLIAMS—THE VOTE STOOD 207 TO 154. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—The meeting of the sixtieth congress to day resembled a social function rath er than a gathering for the transac tion of important business. After the roll call of the house Chaplain Couden, Hepburn of Iowa and prayer by Representative ..nominated Cannon for speaker and représentative clBvtnn uonllu ., teil |Wimanis Qf Mississippi. Cannon was elected. 207 to 154 for Williams. vice President Fairbanks opened prncedings in the senate After prayer by Chaplain Rev. Edward Ev erett Hale. Senator La Follette pre sen ted the credentials of Isaac Stev of Wisconsin. After roll call the senate adjourned out of respect to the memories of Senators Morgan and Pettus. ____________ _ _ DEATH OF MRS. F. S. STIRLING Deceased a Well-Known Pioneer of the Lewiston Country. ' j Katherine I.oretta Stirling, wife of Dr. F. S. Stirling, died this morn- ; ing at the St. Joseph hospital from ; cerebral hemorrhage. ^ The deceased was 54 years of age and was born in New 5 ork city, She had been in poor health, for „ . t . some time, but ner condition- did not become serious until about a week a &°- - - —- i Aside from her husband. she leav r es two sftns, Wilber It. and areiGeorge Leland, to mourn her death The funeral arrangements have not , yet been completed. COURT BUSINESS IS ----- - FORD BRIBERY CASE IN CALI . i F0RNIA BE0PENS AS FIRST , The,game ORDER AFTER ENFORCED HOLIDAYS BY BANKS SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2. tria] of Tlery L Fordi gene ral coun-|1n se ] f 0 r the United Railways, charg with bribing supervisors in con „„„ the obtalliea t0 Abe RbM , j What becamt -if the money Ab j bott "I" t '• • -.'V prosecution thon rested it» Ti e. nection with the overhead trolley j franchises, was resumed this morn- 1 ^ the de]ay of one month> on Ac coun t D f the bank holidays. W illiam A. Abbott, assistant gen era ] counsel for the United Rail wa y S> resumed the stand. In answer q Ues tion "Did you on May 12, • 1906 1 , .Lau«, accompany General Counsel p or( j the United States mint and 1 therç plied ; eceive some money?" he re ^_____ | "Yes.'' "* T .j*>-***^ w'lien Judge Lawler ruled Abbott a competent witness, Assistant Dis trict Attorney Haney sought to —■ " - :-ap. MÎSSING STEAMER AT T&fc -- Alliance, Lone; Overdue. Reported in Tow of a tug ; . ——— ASTORIA, Dec 2.—The observer Northhead station states the j steamer Alliance overdue from Coos : Bay, is approaching the Columbia river bar in tow of the tug Tatoosh. ..............— The value of the flowers exported ariy from the Riveria is said to yearly amount to $2,000,000. DEATH SENTENCE VLADIVOSTOCK, Dec. 2. Twenty-one men were sentenced to death, 34 to the galleys, 140 impris oned for various terms and five ac quitted by court-martial for com plicity In the recent mutinies in this port. IS FAVOR OF THE DEFENDANT Judge Steele Decides in Innés Case Against the Plaintiff. District Judge Steele this morn ing handed down n decision favora ble to the defendant in the case of Louise Innés vs. the Idaho Trust company. This action was brought by the plaintiff to secure the cus tody of $1000 life insurance money left by her divorced husband, who had appointed the defendant com pany executors of his will and cus todian of the money, to be used for his children. j I ] OF LAW AS IT STANDS—HUNT I j ------- j 'The state game warden has is sued orders to all deputies to prose cute any person who kills ^ prairie | sal ( J Bar * I DAME WARDENS TO PROSECUTE ERROR IN STATE LICENSE WILL NOT PREVENT ENFORCEMENT OF LAW AS IT STANDS—HUK ERS SAY THEY WILL HUNT. chicken after November 30 Deputy State Game Warden baugh, when asked relative to the error in the game iicenses. which provides for the killing of prairie j chicken until January 1. "The people are governed by the ; S f a te law and not bv any error that ; niay appear on the back of a 11 cense," continued Mr. Harbaugh, | "and the attorney general has ren dered a decision to the effect that \ sa j d error on the license will be no protection to the person who may violate the state laws, D 0 p ns p s was brought to the utten tion Q f the attorney general early' ... , .. , .. The error In the printing of thcj^jje in the season, at which time he ren- , 1 dem! bis decision and advised the j prosecution of any person violating j the state law The same question | was also before the recent meeting of deputy wardens, and at that, thpe the state warden ordered the prose cution of all persons who wore guilty of taking prairie chickens out of season." • * , The question of the error in the state license Is of particular Interest In the Lewiston country, ns most of the licenses issued In this district have not been corrected and provide i for the killing of prairie chickens. pheasants and turtlp dovcR fro'mj September 1 to January 1. Many of the hunters holding these licenses have Indicated their Intention of hunting under the terms of their , licenses, and the decision of the state-; The,game wardens will doubtless result a number of prosecutions In this territory. j 1 PTiicngo Wheat Market CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—Wheat: Close Dec., 95^c: May, $1.02%. Pettlbo Filteeo DRAWING JURY IN PEÏÏIBONE CASE ... — UOlSF. iflii . »"Tec. 2.—One hundred talesmen were present when the Pettiboue trial was resumed today. were excused by Judge Woods upon the statutory excuses Tor exemptions from jury duty. With J the acceptance of T A. Brown tbei' jury was passed foV* cause by the j state. ! __ .. , AT Tjn£ QF THE NEWEST ' FIR81 SESSION STATE CONVENED AND WAS OFGA NIZED TODAY — GOVER NOR'S MESSAGE TOMORROW GUTHRIE, Okla., Dec. 2.—Okla homa's first legislature convened to day and great interest is manifest ed in the event. The day was taken up in the or , ganlzation of both houses. Gover nor Haskell will not deliver his mesr sage until tomorrow Mrs. L. P. Mulkey will reach the city this evening from Walla Walla for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Ben Morris. GRAHAM FAILS TO SHOW UP ARRESTED FRIDAY ON CHARGE OF LARCENY—IS EITHER FU GITIVE FROM JUSTICE OR HAS COMMITTED SUICIDE, Thomas Graham, arrested Friday on a charge of stealing 245 sheep from Coffin * Hepton and released jupon $600 bonds for his appearance at 10 o'clock this morning for pre liminary examination, has either carried out his threat to take hie life by drowning in the Snake river or is a fugitive from justice. In talking with parties relative to the coming trial, Graham had said that he would take his life rather tliau face the charge, and the fact that he left his rdom after 10 o'clock last night without taking his overcoat, overshoes or securing his horse at the stable has led to the belief that he committed suicide by drowning. Before leaving his apartments he prepared two letters, which were found this morning and opened by the county officials. One was ad county One was ad dressed to his son. instructing him to come to Lewiston and secure h!s b'pp n declared forfeited and it Is ex horse, while the other, addressed to his children, hid them all goodbye. Graham admitted Saturday that the sheep were taken from the Cof fin & TTepton band and stated he was willing for them to . lie returned home, ns he did not care to have any further trouble with them. The officials generally scout the snlclne idea, and state that ft would be the logical action for Graham to take If he was tO'UbS to get out Of country. The bond of $600 has pected the authorities will take R t.*ps to determine wljat hps become 0 f BVnWrn ' TESTIMONY IN ' POWERS'CASE WITNESS BROUGHTON. WHO GAVE DETAILS. BOTHERED OH CROSS-EXAMINATION — TESTI MONY NULLIFIED. I />.. GEORGETOWN, Dec. 2.—In the Powers trial today,, Former Sheriff Broughton of Plnevjlle detailed a conversation with Powers In which he wits asked by the defendant to give him the names of some men who would "do the work," ire "do the killing." On cross-examination it wai shown that Broughtfin was under the influence of liquor at the time and afterwards told that he did not know what happened at Frankfort. NEW COMMISSIONER APPOINTED Governor of California Selects Har vey D. Loveland for Place SÀ X FRANCISCO. Der 2 —Gov ernor Gillette has apnointed Harvey D. Loveland president of the Pacific Coast Jobbers and Manufacturers' association, to succeed Andrew M. Wilson as state railroad commls DIES SUDDENLY IN A SALOON County CorppAT Vassar, yç^terday afternopn recaivep notification ; of the death of Kirk Crhig In the Northern Pacific salon at Culdesac. * From information received by Coroner Vassar, it would appear Craig, who was about^ 3(9 years of age ban been drliiklng for several days I'hd complained of w pain in hla heavL IIP sqi^ght .o, i,u fh e 9®r loon tO; .lie down pn and expired within a few minutes. A menage 1 frhm Culdesac this morning Startes an effort is being made to locate the nnfortunata man's mother. In Ohio, and the body will be held a few days pending an answer from messages sent out wltÄ a view of locating other relatives. Craig was a barber and was well known at Clearwater points and In the Nesperce prairie towns, wher# he has been engaged In business.