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Lewiston Evening Teller
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 284 LEWISTON. IDAHO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1907 SPARKS DECIDES TO CALLSESSION GOVERNOR OF NEVADA TAKES THAT ALTERNATIVE AND WIRES PRESIDENT TO THAT EFFECT WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.—Gover nor Sparks of Nevada wired to Roosevelt today that he was prepar ing a ploclamatlon calling the legis lature of Nevada in extra session. The troops will remain in Gold field three weeks, on the under standing that an extra session will he called. Iroquois Fire Anniversary. CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 30.—Under the auspices of the Iroquois Memor ial association appropriate exer cises were held today in memory of the victims of the Iroquois theater fire. The fire occurred four years ago today and resulted in the loss of nearly , six hundred lives, mostly women and children. During the first year or t^'o after the catastrophe the ill-fated theater was an unsuccessful venture, but during the past two years it has been run successfully under the name of the Colonial theater. MISSION WORK IS EXTENDED INTEREST TAKEN IN PRACTICAL PLANS OF REV. CARRICK EN ' ABLES HIM TO PLAN AND CAR- ! RY ON VALUABLE WORK The meetings held at the mission yesterday were all well attended, especially the evening meeting. Con siderable interest has been awaken ed in the work being done a long the line of practical missionary work, and it is expected that plans will be devised whereby the excellent work now being done may be continued. Tonight Rev. Reid of the M. E. church will speak at the meeting which will be held for the purpose of making all interested acquainted with the methods pursued by the mission for the alleviation of the needy and deserving poor, and it is hoped that ways and means will be devised to continue and make per manent the good work so well begun by Mr. Carrlck. The mission at the present is in need of both food supplies and mon ey. So far the burden of the work j has fallen upon Mr. Carrlck and it has only been through his untiring efforts that so many have been provided with aid. The mission has started a restaurant, where those who are in need may secure a meal free and those who have small means can get a good meal for the bare cost of the same. The food supplies that have so far been re ceived at the mission have been turned into the restaurant to redeem the free meals that have been given out. The system pursued by Mr. Car rick is to give to the deserving only, i and this is done by providing the recipient with a ticket for a free meal. i This ticket is then redeemed I by the mission either ln cash or food | supplies, and the donations received are used for the redemption of these free meals. Clothing an l 'other supplies are given out only r f tor careful investi gation of each individual case, and the public cm re^t assured that their donations nro well placed. Every interested person 1s invited to call at the m'ssion and make inspec tion of the distribution of all sup plies, and donors may. It they choose, follow up the articles given to the mission and know just xvho received them. An invitation is extended to all the people of tho city to attend the meeting tonight and assist in the good work, to come and help make permanent the mission and place It upon a substantial basis. South Dakota Teachers. WATERTOWN, S. D„ Dec. 30.— Almost every nook and corner of the state is represented among the vis itors gathered here today for the an nual meeting of the South Dakota Educational association. The ses sions will continue three days and in connection there will be a meet ing of the associated school boards of South Dakota. The program for the gathering is one of the best ever arranged for an educational conference in this state. Among those to be heard are Gov ernor Crawford, President G. Stan ley Hall of Clark university, Presi dent George W. Nash of the Aber deen normal school, C. H. French of Huron college, Prof. G. A. War field of Mitchell university, Prof. Robert Mathewson of Brookings col lege, Gen. W. H. H. Beadle of Madi son, Dr. C. M. Young of Vermillion, and Superintendent A. A. McDonald of Sioux Falls. "WEAK CASE" SAYS DARROW DARROW INTERVIEWED AT LOS ANGELES TODAY LOOKS FOR A PROMPT ACQUITTAL AT CLOSE OF PETTIB0NE CASE shown by it in the Haywood trial. I LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 30.— Clarence Darrow arived here today and was taken to the California hospital, where an examination into to an operation for appendicitis. The physicians announce that an operation of Darrow may be unnec essary. Interviewed, Darrow said: "The case of the state in the Pet tibone trial has none of the strength j fore anther expect a prompt acquittal." NEW LOCATION FOR FAIR SITE COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL DIS CUSS PLANS FOR PROVIDING GROUNDS NEAR LEWISTON TO BE PERMANENTLY IMPROVED The matter of securing a suitable site for fair grounds in the vicinity of Lewiston will be one of the ques tions to be discussed at the meeting of the Commercial club tonight, at which time the fair association will make a report of the last year's bus iness. It is stated that parties interested in locating the fair on the Lewiston side of the river have inspected a site east of the city which would be served by the Northern Pacific rail road, and it is probable a definite proposition will be received from that quarter. The lease on the grounds in Clarkston will expire in another year, and this has made impractical the permanent improvement of the grounds. The condition of the build ings is such that a considerable sum would of necessity bo expended be exhibition could be held. The Commercial club will also rc celv0 the proposition from Engineer p. ran1î McKean to build an electric street car system in Lewiston and construct a line from Lewiston to Anatone. The proposition will be submitted by Attorney G. W. Tanna hill, representing Mr. McKean, and the Lewiston people will be asked to assist ln securing tho street car franchise and tho rermit from the war department to construct tho bridge across the Snake river. The proposition o' Mr. McLean provides for the people to subscribe 20 per cent of tho stock of the com pany, the money to he paid when ti;e road is completed ar.d placed la op eration. Chicago Wheat Market CHICAGO, Dec. 30.—Wheat close: May, »1.05; July, 97%c. CONTAINS HUMAN BONES GRAVE GIVES UP SECRET THAT ENGLISH COURTS HAVE j I BEEN 10 YEARS TRYING TO SOLVE-PRETENDED HEIR TO ES- 1 TATES OF DUKE OF PORTLAND SUMMARILY DISPOSED OF BY I ; RECORDS FOUND IN EXHUMED CASKET j LONDON, Dec. 30.—The body of Thomas Charles Druce, in Highgate cemetery, was exhumed today, just 4 3 years to a day after its burial. The coffin was found to contain the remains of a human body, thus exploding the romantic tale told by Robert C. Caldwell and others, who swore at the recent hearing of the Druce perjury case that It contained a roll of lead. The official statement will not only definitely dispose of the lead myth, but it seems ecectively to prove that the body buried in 1864ed JAMES GIBSON SHOT 10 DEATH WELL KNOWN NEZ PERCE COUNTY BAD MAN KILLED BY A BOY WHO SHOT IN SELF DE FENSE—GIBSON WAS DRUNK Special to Evening Teller CULDESAC, Ida., Dec. 30.—A message has been received here by Lee Gibson that his son, James Gib - _________________________ son, was shot and instantly killed, > at Taft, Mont., Friday night. Jim Gibson was a well known character in the Culdesac section the where he has been engaged in n/im erous drunken brawls during his residence here. He has been under , arrest a number of times on felony charges but each time escaped con viction. The following dispatch from Wal lace gives the details of the shoot ing. "Wallace, Ida., Dec. 30.—A shooting affray took place at Taft,, Mont., today, in which a teamster i named Gibson was killed ou light. "It is said Gibson came home, drunk. He began to abuse his wife, l and brutally beat her and her chil-| dren. There was present a 16-year-1 old boy, employed by Gibson who j tried to interfere and protect thej woman and children. This infurl-| murderous at auicker than the man and eluded ! quicker than the man, and eluded, him for a time, as they ran around, in the room , ' „ , , . "The boy finally managed to get , „ . . end of the gun to the man when he -s i«r nifod Th-bov who seems to'bo nid for his veers, 'was very cool. He ! ated Gibson, who picked up a butch er knife and made tack upon the lad. The boy was. hold of a shotgun, still being hotly pursued by Gibson. The lad opened fire and shot his pursuer. Death resulted Instantly. So close was the end of the gun to was shot that his clothing e nr ;e, and mcr.v have was justified In acting a stooped over the prostrate form cf t'xf' mh* had killed and extin „..„vprt The bov ha- tho svmpathv of those' wïo know of said that, be 1 "'nd mm.* end <3r!nIt ho'' W1 „ ... j takm in charm hv F'e dmu*' r rh^riff 'of Mlosrnlo county. It Is likely be r-tq bo riven his liberty rr fom m the coroner's jury returns a verdict. "The traced'* occurred c nile west of Taft, where Gibocn was en gaged a gofting out wood. Ore rumor sa vs the l»ey w*ns G'Vcn.'s sen. but this could not V> verified. Tho boy cahe down to Taft and -ove Mmself up. Re regrets tho shorHng hut sayn bo only acted ir r e'h fen-c, find then when forced to sc." The dead w-n was known as dieted to " ko ------ T> .7. fh.ssrnbcrry left for hh home 'n Graraavip-> this morning after a vir't with re'at! vos in Clarlcsten. H. L. Fowe-s of the Lewiston Land and Water company left t' '% morning for a business visit to Tort- land. n against the estate of the Portland, The charge of perjury Herbert Druce is ecectively of. was that of actually that of T. C. Druce. The Druce vault has thus' given up a secret after 10 years of legal proceedings which have cost a, considerable fortune. | A large part of this money was obtained from servant girls, who were induced to buy shares in the company formed to prosecute the claims of George Ilollambbry Druce Duke of against dispos BOND HOLDERS JUICY MELON CASH DISTRIBUTION FOR DIVI DENDS WILL REACH THE HANDSOME SUM OF $200,000, 000 DURING NEXT TWO WEEKS - I .. rn , „„„„ ort T, . i ORK, Dec. 30. It is estl- j > f ext i , day t ^ vo ; tbe sunl represent * | mated that bondholders will receive nearly $200,000,000 within the' ling the end of the year interest and 1 divldend ^ursements of the great corporations. Statistics show that moi e money will lm paid out to J bolders of stocks and bonds this enfI , of the year than ever before ' About $103,000,000 is ' ' being paid out to (holders of bonds, while the divi dends paying stocks will distribute $77,000,000. The fact that copper companies have been forced to cut down their dividends and many railroads and industrial concerns have been forced or reduce; i to C!tber P ay ln script their dividends has not changed the S enera T total of dividends and in l tercst P a ymcnts. The reason for th,s state of afta,ra ,s due to the bar ^ er capitalisations and bonded j obligations, all of which have been doa * ed * b * s y ear ° r ' n the latter part of 1906. Head over shoulders of industrial corporations In the matter of end the year coupon payments, the ! ! United States Steel Corporation ! ki rowe,s - 11 WU1 pa " out inis wceK »1,641,000. The Consolidated Gas 'fnmnanv is second with *1 379 000 ; company is secona, witn 91 , 0 i»,uuv. ; The American Telephone and Tele-i graph company will distribute $ 1 ,-| 885,000. In the list of dividend the Un 'on Pacific's disburse-, mpnts lead with a total of $4 887 - ! n *enis lean wun a roui 01 450, and Southern Pacific Is second, ■ I"1th Piments of'$3,487.000. ! The Union Pacific wPl pay for its bonds 83,50"' 000, tho Great North ;P a Jcrs iO'm $,,1 .»9,090 and tue Southern Pacific nearly $2,000.000. Another the great bond coupon payers !g 1 tho St. Louis and Fan Francisco, $2 €49,000 and the j which w'll aiCarndim Pacifie rear' * $",000,000 to the holders cf the coupons. Ol Hill Ini fi Bill; U rJ'U' FI ARE DltSMISSFß XkL&Li U I v 1 TI HwULU _ DENVER, Com., Pei. 30.—Judge R. E. Lewis r.f the federal court to day qu- had all Indictments and •'■»stained *1 dc nitrrc-r, in the coal ■land r r* id cases, this releasing s ajbc.ut JO defendants from prosecu tion. I ----- j George E. Crum of the firm of j White Iin', Sr. Crum left this morn-j ing for a business visit to Spokane. 1 James Pear-a was a passent er for, jCifford this morning. GET EMERGENCY Chicago Will Have Much Service Soon HOSPITAL Needed city to the county hospital for treat ment. If the plans now under considéra tion by Health Commissioner Evans and a number of aldermen are car ried into effect, hospitals will be placed at the city hall, in the whole sa le district at South Chicago, at the stockyards and on the North Side. !-- CHICAGO. Dec. 30.—There is every indication tlwt Chicago, with in a few months, is to have its much-needed series of emergency hospitals—the absence of which, costs at least a score of lives an then!' wilV be ^bH^Mlïïhin °a few weeks - Citv offlcers have de cided to remove the too offlen fatal necessity of hauling dangerously wounded patients across the entire TESTIMONY NOW FAVORS HAROIN INGEN PRONOUNCED VON H0 - EVIDENCE OF COURT PHYSICIAN THAT PRINCESS OF SAXE-MEN HENAU DEGENERATE _ BERLIN, Dec. 30.—In the Har-1 den-Von Moltke libel suit today the testimony of Professor Schweninger, physician to the late Prince von Bismarck, was read to the court, Harden - the professor set forth, had met the hereditary princess of Saxe-Meinlngen here in his presence» and in the course of visits of Schweninger. On one of these occa sions the princess talked about Gen eral Count Wilhelm Von Hohenau, and expressed a sorrow that "such degeneracy should occur in high cir |cIes." TAFT TO SPEAK AT BANQUET BOSTON MERCHANTS ASSOCIA TION HAS SECURED SECRE TARY FOR FIRST PUBLIC AD DRESS SINCE TOUR OF WORLD BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 30.—Secre , , b * of " ai raft is in of!™ 0 " to be thfl * uest of bonor at the annual banquet of the Boston Mer chants association at the Hotel Somerset tonight and to deliver the „ _ ... .. , , , flrat public address he has made s,nce his return from his journey around the world * The afTair E ,ves Promise of being i° ne °* tbe ni08t notable in the his tory *he Boston Merchants' asso dation. While Secretary Taft's ad dress win have no bearing on his '|Candidacy for the republican presl dential nomination, he Is expected to d,scuss the policy of the present administration wifh regard to the Philippines and other American In tercsts in the Far East > 1- )1 lowing the associations cus tom at its annual banquets to pre sent one speaker from the South,, tae second speaker. ^ nt speaker from the South, T.on. Swager sshixley, Representative, in Congress from Kentucky, will be New Musical Director _ Nr.W 3 ORK, Dec. 30.—At the director, v/IH make his .anoo bofrro un American audience. :Herr Ma iler is a noted musician and has conducted at tho Vienna opera house for many yearn. He is known abroad an an auto- crat in his position and it is said that even tho Austrian emperor has never made bold to change decision Herr Mahlet- has made wr.th regard to musical performance at th| royal opera. His favcrlato themes arc those of Wagner. Mozart and Beethoven. He has composed come of the Hou.o tonight n . .....°' n 1 his first appear most .massive symphonies of rerent years, I RUNAWAY PASTOR IS LOCATED - 1 GIVES PUBLIC INTERVIEW, THEN WITH AFFINITY AND THEIR CHILD ELUDES POLICE AND MAKES HIS ESCAPE j fi SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30.—The Cali today publishes an interview; j with Rev. Jero Knode Cooke former-* ly pastor of St. George's church at Hempstead, L. I., who is claimed to have deserted his wife eight months ago, eloping with a 17 -year-oM heiress, Loretta Walley.* (i The pair are located, it is said, in' flat No. 1190 Green street, this i j ! 1 city . A child has been born to them during the interval. The rector Is working as a painter and decorator, jand nothing ocering in that line, ha8 [been doing the hardest kind of man ual labor to support himself, his companion and the child. i Flees From More Publicity " ] SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30.—In-* quiry at the flat occu Pied by Rev. J. Knode Cooke and Loretta Whalley ( revealed the fact that the coupla had fled with their child. Cooke and his companion lived la this city under the name of Mr. and J Mrs. Gerald Balcom. They left the j flat last night in a pelting rain. Tho police, in the absence of any request to 'detain them, are making no efforS | to locate their hiding place. | | - ..... j WILL ORDER COOKE'S ARREST - Long Island Authorities Have War* ; rant Charging Abduction ) 1 - 1 MINEOLA L. I., Dec. 30.— Dis* ' trlct Attorney Coles said today he j had received no official fcotice that Jere K. Cooke and Floretta Whaley had been found in San Francisco. As ; soon as notified he will ask the au thorities at San Francisco to arrest Cooke on a warrant issued shortly after his disappearance. , I Cooke is charged with abduction' by Mrs. Whaley, grandmother of Floretta, who said she would wel come the girl home and send money for her return, if necessary. caseIaynever BE CUMPTETED of Pettlbone caused a delay in the trial today, and an adjournment was ( taken until tomorrow morning. Pet .... tibone was violently ill last night and was taken to the hospital. Hla ( condition was extremely critical for a time, but today he is much im proved. It is thought his malady la PETTIBONE VIOLENTLY ELL CASE IS ADJOURNED AND THE TRIAL MAY NEVER BE CON CLUDED fil — I BOISE, Ida., Dec. 30.—The illness question if concluded. incurable, and It Is regarded aa a „ , , To Reclaim Jersey Meadows , the initiative of the New Jersey the trial will ever bq * I j To Keelaim Jt TRENTON, N. the Initiative of delegates who attended the receuf [Convention of the National Draln age assoeialtion at Baltimore, a .. , , . . , , . meeting of county and municipal of fi c i a Is was held here today to dis cuss plans for the reclamation of the EC _ called Jersey meadowB , . ^ It Is estimated that with the con fif,miction of the necessary docks atjd canals land amounting to millions of dollars in value could be reclaimed for commercial purposes, including a great increase in the present, avail able waterfront area on tho New Jersey side of the North River and bay opposite New York city. Mrs. H. W. Roberts left for her home at Oaksdale this morning, ha ing spent the holidays with her j rents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Miller.