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Lewiston Evening Teller
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 280 LEWISTON. IDAHO. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 24. 1907 REORGANIZATION WAS EFFECTED COMMERCIAL CLUB LAST NIGHT ADOPTED NEW ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION —WILL RE CEIVE ROAD PROPOSITION The Commercial club last nigt adopted the report of the reorganiza tion committee, received the ' report of the committee appointed to inves tigate the county jail and received Engineer Frank McKean, who is now engaged in the preliminary survey of an electric railroad from Lewiston to Anatone. The articles of incorporation adopted by the club are most com prehensive and provide for all mat ters in which the club may become interested. The following purposes are set forth: "To foster, encourage and aid in dustries in the Lewiston country. "To secure, promote and establish factories, manufactures and mills of all kinds in Lewiston and its sur rounding country. "To encourage the development of the fruit, grain and agricultural in dustries in this country. "To encourage the development the mineral resources tributary to Lewiston. "To encourage and secure the building of railroads and lines into Lewiston. "To encourage the electric improvement of the Columbia, Snake and Clear water rivers. "To promote and assist the con structlon and repair of wagon roads surrounding Lewiston find into the mining districts tributary thereto. "To secure the establishment of public buildings for Lewiston. "To foster and encourage city im provements for Lewiston. "To procure and keep on exhibit the different products of Lewiston and the surrounding country. "To establish and maintain a pub llcity bureau for the purpose of ad vertising and publishing the re sources and development of the Lew iston country. 'To maintain and establish a min ing bureau for the purpose of en couraging and developing the min eral resources of the country sur rounding Lewiston. "To conduct fairs, exhibitions and carnivals." The jail committee reported the provisions for prisoners to be entire ly inadequate for the needs of the county and urged that definite ac tion be taken looking toward the Improvement of conditions. A mo tion prevailed authorizing the ap-,f polntment of a committee of 10 to j appear before the county pommls * | eloners at their next meeting an< I ask that action he taken to erect a j better jail building. Engineer Frank McKean appeared before the club and arranged for his company's attorney, G. W. Tan nahlll, to present their project at the the next meeting of the ciubb, which will be held Monday night. The proposition as presented by Mr. McKean to the people of Clarkston ls C foi* a the people in the country to be served by the proposed road to subscribe 20 per cent of the cost of its construction, but no part of the ( money to be collected until the road is completed. The plans provide for the con structlon of a bridge across the Snake river and the building of the line from Lewiston through Clarks ton and Asotin to Anatone. Mr. Me Kean has stated that his company would be ready to commence opera tlons within nine months and would have the road completed in two and a half yean. EVANS FLEET AT WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—Rear Admiral Evans reports the arrival of the battleship fieet at Trinidad yes terday. Cupid Scores a Home Run ON AW A, la., Dec. 24.—A ro mance which had its beginning on the baseball field is to culminate at the altar tomorrow, when Miss Nina Myers, the daughter of a wealthy and prominent citizen of this place, ! becomes the bride of Charles ("Bust-; er") Brown, the star pitcher of the Philadelphia National league team. It was when Brown was pitching semi-professional ball back in the brush league days of Iowa that he first met his bride-to-be. His team, from Rock Rapids, had come to Onawa for a game with the local club. Miss Myers attended the game and the contest won through Brown's prowess, though it meant defeat for her team, proved a sec ond victory for Brown when he made a home run into her heart. I $200,000, WITH $75,000 AN PLAN NOW IN FORCE - PORTLAND, Me., Dec. 24.—The ROADS REVISE PENSION PLAN GRAND TRUNK NOW SETS ASIDE $200,000, WITH $75,000 AN NUALLY, TO SUBSTITUTE Grand Trunk has revised its sys-, tern of pensions, to go into effect January 1. It is believed it will be more comprehensive. The existence of a fund of $200,000 is set aside and $75,000 a year additional, if nec essary. The employes will not be re quired to contribute to the fund. j The compulsory retiring age is 65 years, while any employes who have served the company 1 5 years or more ! will he entitled to a pension on a graduated scale. The minimum pen -1 sion is $200, while there is no max- 1 imum. There is a provision for employes j disabled in the service, and also for men dismissed without cause under 65, but who have not served over 15 years. STATE RESTS IN PETIIBONE CASE : BOISE, Tdaho, Dec. 24.—The state ; ,-ested in the Pettibone trial after the examination of W. H. Gabbert, ! justice of the supreme court of Col- j orado. He testified to the attempt to kill him, the bomb being placed ) in the path he usually took going r om his residence to the capitol. | j A man named wallay was killed, I different route j | Gabbert taking da y. j SOUTH HAS CRIME CARNIVAL ; MURDERS FOLLOW IN RAP-j^t ORLEANS ( _____ NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 24.—Five men have been killed by a pistol or a knife in Louisiana and Mississippi in the past 24 hours. At Covington, La., Henry Route, a negro, Invited a man named Bradley, white, to set tie a debt or shoot it out. Bradley ID SUCCESSION IN THE TERRI-'be ___ TORY DIRECTLY ABOUT NEW' killed Route. At New Albany, Miss., Edward Millhouse, a section foreman, killed a section hand named Martin Ar nold. , At Varden, Miss., Maurice Davis. White, and William Spix, colored, killed each other. A love affair at Greenville, Mies., caused Ed Smith, a negro, to kill Jim English, also a negro. i — - George Utter, grain dealer rat Sweetwater, le among the Christmas 'shoppers in the city today. STARTLING TESTIMONY IN GOEBEL MURDER CASE YOUTSEY ADMITS DAMAGING FACTS TO FELLOW PRISONERS— TESTIMONY THAT HE WAS SEEN TO EMERGE FROM GOVER NOR'S ROOM WITH SMOKING PISTOL—SHARP EXPLAINS THE PRESENCE OF ARMED REPUBLICANS AT STATE CAPITOL GEORGETOWN, Ky., Dec. 24.— The reading of ex-oovernor Taylor's deposition in the Powers case was concluded today. It Is a general de niai of any knowledge or participa tion in a plot to murder Goebel, as alleged by Youtsey, Golf and Noakes. I. P. McGlove testified that Yout sev, while in the Frankfort jail, ad mitted to him that he had filed off a ; key to Powers' private office the day Goebel was killed and that Powers and Captain John Davis ought not to have accepted a pardon and left Frankfort, as that tended to cause ; them to be suspected as being gulltvj of the crime. J. M. Hard grave stated that he ; saw Youtsey emerge from Powers' j private office directly after the , shootlng, hatless, coatless, and with a pistol In his hand, much excited, Hardgrave testified he Informed the prosecutor of these facts, but that he was not called to testify. Captain Stephen G. Sharp, United States marshal, testified that direct ly after the shooting he tendered his services to Governor Taylor, who directed him to take charge of the j defense of the building, which he did. not allowing any one to enter. Sharp startled the court and spec-I SPOKANE THUGS SHOOT TO KILL BULLETS FLY IN FIGHT, WHERE PATROLMAN BUNKER HAS NARROW ES CAPE FROM PISTOL SHOT RUNNING ; SPOKANE, Dec. 24.—In a run ning revolver fight with two des : perate highwaymen in a dark alley ; leading off the west side of Monroe street between Nora and Indiana ! avenues, Mounted Patrolman K L. j Bunker narrowly escaped being shot shortly after 9 o'clock ) night when a bullet from a weapon in the hands of one of the thugs j last ! | pierced his coat within a few inches | I h,s h ? ar *' Tha W , h ° was ; j rid,nK h * s horse at breakneck speed in pursuit of the men, was within ; 30 feet of his quarry and stood an excellent chance of running one or both of them to earth when two, shots from the bandits frightened j his horse, which reared and turned, breaking the surcingle and throw- j ing saddle and rider to the ground, i After being thrown from his horse the nervy officer Jumped and pursued the assailants on foot, when he reach^ the west end of the allev thev were no where to seen, r*; . * .7 IT - 1 " I_^__. 4 TIT .,„ i n the Mrs. A. Wyman arrived in city yesterday to visit during the holidays with her mother Mrs. Har riet Schofield. PREPARE FOOD SALVATION ARMY IN METROPO LIS WELL FEED 120,000 DE SERVING POOR WITH CHRIST MAS DINNERS • NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—More than 120,000 people will eat Christ Aas dinners In New York, fed by the Salvation Army. The dinners are be ing today put up in baskets for fam ilies of five or six and will be dis tributed tomorrow morning. tutors by stating that three days be fore Goebel was snot lie, Sharp, was given reliable information that the democrats liad ordered 2000 guus and ammunition and that Taylor | and other republicans were to be ejected from the executive buildiifg. This, he said, explained the pres ence of armed republicans around the building and why the state troops had been in readiness to move. Just before adjournment last night the depositions of W. S. Tay lor, taken in 1902, and read In the last trial of Caleb Powers, were again put in evidence. Judge W. L. Brown, who for some time occupied the court in the Laurel county ctr cuit court, this afternoon testified that James B. Howard was in Lon don. Laurel county, on the morning of January 29, 1900, and that the witness had talked with Howard. | The reading of the deposition of former Governor W. S. Taylor was not completed when court adjourned : In a general way the deposition j was a denial of all the facts and cir j cumstances related by witnesses for the commonwealth. He denied any j complicity in the killing of Goebel He also denied dictating to Youtsey the alleged letter to Howard. _________ YELLOW JOURNAL HEARST PAPER RETRACTS STATEMENT RECENTLY MADE I AGAINST CHANLER, WHO, WITHDRAWS LIBEL SUIT I I ! | A proceedings Instituted by Mr. Chap ler^against Mr. Ilearst. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—The pub lication yesterday of the retraction of a statement made in the New York American and Evening Journal in October, connecting William As tor Chanler with the case of Ray mond Hitchcock, may result in the abandonment of the criminal libel Mr. salrt ' vlndicat1on ough and complete a vindication Of Chanler's attorney today ; "The retraction Is so thof my client that I don't thjnk Mr. Chanler will think it necessary ifo press the proceedings further. The acknowledgement of error and the personal regret expressed -by Mr. Hearst in yesterday s retraction leaves little to be gained by urging the matter before the grand jury." Hugh Voecks, brother of Elate uplVoeks, in whose behalf charges were I brought against Hitchcock, the com PWmAed ^lUy to an lndl(J> ment alleging extortion today a fid seduced tomorrow. Voecks lis accused of obtaining frbm Hitchcock for keeping quiet cpn cemlng the charges against the me tor INDIA'S CROP II WILL BE SHORT PROLONGED DROUTH HAS CUT THE ACREAGE ALMOST IN j HALF—CANALS DRY AND CROP WILL BE LIGHT LAHORE, India, Dec. 24.—There ta a remarkable dlmlnuition of wheat planting In the Punjab be cause of prolonged drouth. The area has shrunk from 9,000,000 to 5,(000, 000 acres. Many of the permanent canals are running short of water, while tbe Irrigation canale are quite dry. I Texas Teachers to Meet HOUSTON, Tex., Dec. 24.—Edu cators of Texas will begiu to assem ble here tomorrow for the several annual meetings which are held during Christmas week, and which are composed of all classes engaged i in school work, from the university ; president to the district school t packer. The most important meeting is that of the state teachers' associa tion. which will convene Thursday) for a session of throe days. Meet-1 ings will be held in Alhambra hall, and it is expected several hundred; pedagogues will be In the city dur- j ing the three days. The proceedings will be confined pnt,rely t0 matters of Interest to !' prsnns engaged In the different | ,>ranrhp8 « p hool work, | c]auge Qf hlg wU , lu whic . h he ex pressly disavows the paternity of SUES ESTATE FORJVISION MRS, ANNA BRADLEY NOW SEEKS TO PROVIDE FOR HER CHILDREN FROM THE ESTATE TATE OF ARTHUR BROWN SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 24.—The Martin Montgomery Bradley, today ^ filed suit to break the will of the man their mother shot down In Washington. It is contended that I Brown had so frequently acknowl I edged the children that the dls ! avowal in the will proves an abnor !mal state of mind and this abnor jmality Is attributed by the coni | plaint to habitual Intoxication. The Brown estate is valued at $50,000. FLEET WELCOMED AT TRINIDAD PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec. 24.—The American fleet of battle ships was welcomed here with con siderable enthusiasm. Rear Admi ral Evans called on Sir Henry Moore Jackson, governor of Trinidad, and this afternoon a party of officers of ^j le ß ee j. are com j n g ashore. Also a large number of the men from the ships. LAWSON WODLD HAVE ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT IS NECES SARY TO SAVE COUNTRY FROM DISASTER PRECIPITATED BY THE MONEY POWER j BOSTON, Dec. 24.—Thomas W Lawson last night asserted that President Roosevelt's election is nec essary to save the country from dis aster and that any other republican, or even William J. Bryan would be so satisfactory to New York finan cial interests that "they will will ingly finance either or both parties through the campaign to any extent I necessary." Mr. Lawson adds that Mr. Bryan is "clean, honest and unpnrchesa ble," but the money power believes it can "discredit him at the begin ning by showing the world his suc cess in handling a situation which bas almost stumped President Roose velt to handle and control." G. W. Thompson strived ta the city last evening from nn extended trip In California. PLAN TO SOLVE , TRAMP PROBLEM — I SOCIOLOGISTS ASK FOR $50,000 a TO HELP IN BREAKING UP IN- - STITUTI0N THAT BREEDS * CRIME NEW YORK, Dec. 24.— -Mm. Russell* Sage has been asked to sup ply $50,000 to solve the tramp prob lem in America, and, according to several prominent workers In this sociological line, has already sup plied enough money to begin the or ganization of a national commftte® of 100 to prepare for the work. Orlando F. Lewis, superintendent of the Association for the Improve ment of the Condition of the Poor of New York; Benjamin C. Marsh and B. L. Reitman, both prominent writers upon the subject of trampi life, and David Bressler are among the New Yorkers who will be on th® committee of which Mr. Lewis is secretary. Mrs. Sage. In carrying out her an nounced intention to devote th® hulk of her money to charity, is said to have become intensely interested in the tramp problem and to hav® expressed strong opinions that th® tramp as an institution can easily be done away with In this country. She has consulted with several ot the men who are regarded as au thorities on the question. They have Insisted that the problem cam only he handled as a national affair., and that view of the situation f® said to have met with the approval of Mrs. Sage. Resides the work that has begun nn the organization of a national committee to take up the matter, personal work is being done In sev eral of the large cities this winter to study local conditions. During the last week. while * partie» of tramps have made their headquar ters around the blazing pitch pots at Fourth street and Washington square, n sociological student, dis guised as a tramp has been living with the men and preparing notes upon the real wishes of the men and the best means of turning them into useful citizens. 1 FATALLY BURNED BY GASOLINE While Cleaning Waist by the Fluid, Woman Explodes Can BOISE, Ida., Dec. 24.—Mrs. Flor ence Crumlne was perhaps fatally burned by gasoline at the family home, 1113 Idaho street. Her moth er was very badly burned also. Th® daughter was cleaning a waist with, gasoline. She was so near a stove that th® gasoline caught fire. The explosion threw the burning liquid al! over her. She ran into the yard envel oped in flames. Her mother burned while endeavoring to blot out the flames with her hands. It 1* thought the daughter cannot re cover. Memphis Savings Bank Fails MEMPHIS, Dec. 24.— The Mem phis Savings bank failed to open to day. A receiver has been appointed, j No statement has been made. The bank is one of the oldest In stitutions in the city. President Read of the Memphis clearing hous® association said he felt certain the depositors wofild be paid in full. Later a Statement was issued by the directors that the hank Is sol vent and the creditors will not lose a cent. J. C. Dehaven, representing Pat Burns & Co., left this morning Spokane. FIRE BURNS AMERICAN BOA KOBE, Dec. 24.— Fire hna out In the American steamer ■ota In this harbor. The vernal cargo are damaged. The la from Beattie for Hongkong, Yokohoma.