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Lewiston Evening Teller
THIRTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 16
LEWISTON, IDAHO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18. 1908
ENDS HIS LIFE
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WILLIAM KJESTH, A LEWISTON
CARPFNTFR IN FIT OF RF *
CARPENTEK, IN PIT OF DE
SP0NDENCY OVER TT,T.NF,SS '
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COMMITS SUICIDE I
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Suffering from an attack of tem
porary Insanity caused by a serious
illness hnd the administration of
powerful drugs, Andrew Kjesth yes
terday took his life by shooting
through the head. The man's de
termination to end his life is evi
denced by the fact that three shots
were fired without taking effect, the
revolver showing four empty cham
bers and his hat contained the bul
let holes from the charges that had
missed Ills head. The fourth bullet
entered the right side of the head
about an inch in front and two
inches above the ear. It Is believed
death Was instantaneous.
Kjesth has been in poor health
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for somë time and recently received
treatment at a Moscow hospital. He ;
came to Lewiston about a week ago'*.
vl.lt with hi. sister Mr,. N.l.
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Lee, of Orchard Heights. After he
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had been here a few days he told his
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sister that he believed he was out
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of his head at time but he knew
that he was In no way dangerous)
and he did not want the family to j
be alarihed.
n iJo- the naot tom dnvn ho hns
During me past iew oays ne n as
seemed to be improving and Thurs-.
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day carpe Into the city where he
purchased some new clothes and
traded nis watch for a new one.
Yesterdjiy he came to the city early
in the flay and shortly before noon
visited the hardware establishment
of Myers & Topping where he se
cured a late model of the Smith &
Wesson revolver. In making the
deal fori the weapon Kjesth exercised
his usujil sagacity in getting a close j
price arid appeared to be In his usual
spirits.
spirits.
It ls believed he started for the
home of his sister shortly after noon
and when within about 200 yards of
found about 3 o'clock In |
aon by WR Wyatt who
y mman Coroner i
ce to ïammany. tu u,
the hoi[se and near the public road.
he committed the rash act. The I
body was
the afternoon
was en foute to Tammany. Coroner
Vassar was notified at once and the
remain^ removed to the Vasïar un
dertaking parlors last night.
Kjesth is well known in Lewiston,
where ^e has resided for the greater
part of the time during the past four
years. He was a carpenter by
trade, ;ind was employed for a long
time by Contractor Harry Madg
wlck. He was prominent in the
Carpenters' union, and a special
meeting was held by that body last
night tp provide for assisting in the
funeral arrangements. He was
about »0 years of age, and be8 ' deB l
his sister here leaves two brothers
In Wisconsin.
WHITE GIRL
IED AS SLAVE
RAID OF CHINESE DEN IN PITTS
BURG RELEASES FLORENCE
LIVINGSTON, KIDNAPED
EN YEARS AGO
PITTSBURG, Jan. 18 .—Florence
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Livingston, aged 16, was captured
E n a r[iid of a Chinese house In this
rity tc jday. She was kidnaped from
be >' parents at Cincinnati seven
Jears ago and has been held since as
a Chinese slave and transferred from
0Q e Chinese to another In different
p;trts t>f the country. She is unable
*° S'-ve any information regarding
her Parentage. She speaks Chinese
fluentlly.
Heavy Fine Against Trust
TOi|ekA, Kan., Jan. 18.—Judge
"ana today assessed a une of $12.
' against the International Har
f ester company, which the court
°und guilty on 43 counts for vlo
a mg the Kansas anti-trust law.
To Help Cotton Goods Market
CHARLOTTE, N. C„ Jan. 18.— 1
More than 2.000,000 spindles were
represented at a joint conference I
here today of the Southern Hard :
Yarn Spinners' association, the;
j Southern Soft Yarn Spinners' asso
! elation and the North Carolina Man- ■
ufacturers' association.
* The present unsatisfactory condi
tlon 0 f the cotton Roods trade was
' thoroughly discussed and ways and
I means considered looking to the bet -1
I ter protecUon of the cotton goods
manufacturers.
EDWIN STILL
SWEET ON MARIE
SECOND ELOPEMENT IN
CASE AND WIFE HAS WAR
RANT ISSUED ON CHARGE OF
DESERTION
BOOTH
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 17.— De-!
serted by her husband for the sec-i
Qnd M Mrg Liman Bootb with |
; ber 7 _ year _ old daughter> ls hot on
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the woman in the case, having elop
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ed with Edwin Booth after after
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_ Mrs. Booth had once caught them in
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Tacoma, following several weeks of
ld , .
Several months ag0 Mrg . Linlaa
j Bootb trailed her bugband tQ Ta .
coma ' **e bad e l°P ed with Miss Ma- '
!rle Thomag from the , r home , n Lew
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; Iston, Idaho, taking the little girl
w(Ml fhom Tbe next mornlng ghe
j öf desertion!
with them.
called upon Miss Thomas and secur
ed her child. Then mother, daugh- 1
ter and Marie went to see Mr.
Booth, with the result that the hus-'sue
band returned to his wife They llv- j
ed on Tacoma avenue until the first '
of the week, when Booth and Marie i
again eloped. A warrant was Is- j
sued for Booth's arrest on a charge,
Catches Husband in Seattle
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-Again Mrs. 1
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TACOMA, Jan. 18.
Lilliam Booth has captured her re
créant husband. Last night Edwin [
| were arrested by the Seatt,e pollce
on a warrant lssued ln Tacoma ' and
i tbe e,opers were brought to Tacoma
afternoon and Dlaced in the citv,
Booth and Miss Jessie Stewart 1
I ' 00ln . . 7 I »tewart
elopers were brought io tacoma
this afternoon and placed In the city j
toil 1
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After Miss Stewart and Mr. Booth
left Tacoma, Miss Stewart could not
refrain from writing her old school- :
day chum, the neglected wife, a lit
tie note. This note was concluded j
by
l woman to her room and then called
postscript giving the address
as "General Delivery, Seattle. Mrs.
Booth did not wait to notify the P°*
lice, but answered the note and thenl
stationed herself in the Seattle post
office and watched for Miss Stewart,
wfio received the letter yesterday j
afternoon. Mrs. Booth trailed the
In the police. The couple eloped
from Lewiston some time ago and
this is their second arrest.
this is their second arrest.
LAND FOR LEWISTON REALTY
Important Deal Consummated Be
tween W. Steele and W. Dwyer
A deal involving $12,000 was
c'osed yesterday between Wesley (
Steele and William Dwyer, In which
Mr. Dwyer becomes the owner of the .
property loacted on Main street oc
cupied by the Crystal bar and An
.nex cafe, while Mr. Steele takes
1 over the five-acre fruit tract and res
1 idence of Mr. Dwyer in Clarkston. 1
The Main street property has a
frontage of 39 feet and 6 inches.
depth of 150 feet. The
with
Clarkston property was taken over
at a valuation of $6000.
AUTO UPSET
KILLING TWO
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BALTIMORE, Jan. 18.—George
Bilups and wife were Instantly kill-,
d by being thrown from an automo
blle and Leeh Shaad, the owner and
driver was seriously Injured at an
. hour today. The machine!
skidded and upset after making
gbarp turn at high speed.
SEVEN MILE FLIGHT THROUGH
DARK NARROW PASSAGES
FORTY MINERS, BRUISED, TORN AND BLEEDING, REACH SAFETY
AFTER TERRIBLE TRIP THROUGH MILES OF DARK HEAD
INGS, DREADING MOMENTARILY AN EXPLOSION OF GASES
THAT WOULD END THEIR EXISTENCE
MONONGAHELA, Pa., Jan. 18.— en miles and finally reached open
Miraculously escaping death by ere- air.
mat'on or suffocation or being blown j They had a terrib'e trip in the
to pieces by an explosion, 40 miners, j darkness, momentarily expecting
caught in the mines of the Monon-ldeath from the explosion of ac
gahela River Consolidated Coal and | cumulated gases until they arrived
Coke company, which caught fire[at the entrance bruised and bleed
last night, made their way through ing, with clothing torn and faces
the dark headings a distance of sev-i blackened in their flight for safety.
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TEST ORIGINAL
PACKAGE LAW
CASE FROM LATAH COUNTY BE
FORE JUDGE STEELE IS BEING
ARGUED TODAY—CONCERNS
NEZ PERCE APPLICANTS
County Attorney W. E. St'.llinger
' 0 f Latah county and Attorney S. S.
Denning were arrivals in • the city
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this afternoon to argue the case be
fore the dlgtrlct court , n whlch Mr
Denning is endeavoring to secure an
1 order from the court to compel the
.commissioners of Latah county to ls
a license to sell liquor In the
j original packages to parties who are
' desirous of opening such an estab
i Hshment adjoining the town of p 0 t
j latch.
fl „ ot
I The applicants first appeared be-,
fore the county commissioners of
[Latah county and asked that such a
i license be granted. The commis
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isioners rejected the application be
cause o7 t jj e ] oca tion selected and
[ the bellef that 8Uch institutions are
The commissioners hold that they
possess the authority to deny any.
and all petitions for liquor licensel.
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more barmful than the open Ba i 0 on.
and aB petitions for liquor licensel
j Tbe cage wa8 b rou ght In the dis
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trict court to compel the commis
glonerg t0 grant the llcenge petition-1
e „ for and tbe lnte rest8 of the com-|
: m i ss i 0 ners will be represented by
c oun ty Attorney Stillinger.
j Tbg cagg lg one ot par ticular in
terest to Nez Perce county, as two
a ppjj ca ti ons f or package licenses are
now pending before the commission
ej . g ftnd w , n not be acted upon unt n
tbe declglon of Judge g teele has
been banded down
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AWARD CONTRACT
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TO TRUST CO.
COMMISSIONERS OPEN BIDS ON
FURNISHING "PRESENT OWN
ERSHIP BOOKS" AND COMMER
CIAL TRUST LOWEST BIDDER
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The Commercial Trust company
was today awarded the contract by
the county commissioners for fur
nishing the "Present Ownership" |
books and the map of the city of !
Bewlgton tbe other contestant for
the contract being York Herren,
j Two bids for this work were sub
mitted, the one from the Commercial
I Trust company be ^ p ® 1
j per transfer an $ a i ona
showmg the names of^the V^ent j
owners on the plat.
York Herren was for 8% cents for
the completion to date of the "pres
ent ownership book" and the Lewls
ton city plat.
The commissioners this morning
received and accepted the resigna
tion of Charles J. Lester as Justice
of the peace of the Oroftno precinct.
A large number of road overseers
ajwho were recently elected filed their
J bonds with the commissioners today.
CROPS MAY NOW
OE MARKETED
ESTIMATED THAT NEW ROAD
ELS OF GRAIN TO BE SHIPPED
AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE
"The shipment of the grain crop
* rom the to section means a great
deal t0 the P e °P le of that locality," j
WILL HANDLE 1,500,000 BUSH
T
sald J
Ilo, who is a business visitor in the
J. Wood, merchant at East
c ity
^ estimated that approxl
m ately 1,500,000 bushels of grain.
besides large quantities of hay, will
be shipped from that point as rapid-,
ly as cara can be loaded," he con-|
, tlnued > " and while it is true consid-.
jerable grain has been secured by
the grain companies, the farmers |
generally so'd only in sufficient
quantities to meet their obligations j
w,th the srain companies. The;
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money to be derived from the sales
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d,strlbuted amop * the merchants In
made from now on will largely be
q0unb8 and { the purcba8e of 8upplieB
tOT J he qom ' n * season h , ^
1 , Mr ' W ° od reports buslneas condl ;
tlons to be most encouraging and
tbe settlement of last
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year s
ac-,
states the outlook is considered very
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favorab e , for an ° ther blg crop ln
the pralrle country -
When a woman wants a favor
from her husband, she sends her
daughter to ask it, and when a hus
band wants a favor from his wife, he
1 as 8 roug 8 son '
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The man who accomplishes things
has learned to labor while he waits.
BUSTER MINE
NOW PRODUCING
UNDER THE STIMULUS OF
RE
SULTS OBTAINED ALL MINING
DISTRICTS IN INTERIOR EX
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PECT ACTIVE SEASON
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will witness
Elk City,
"The coming season
the greatest activity at
Orogrande, Newsome and Dixie dis
tricts," said O. C. Lapp, merchant
at Stites, who is a visitor in the city,
"The camp now has a producing
mine," continued Mr. Lapp, "and
1 ® rat,on * or tbe past 8,x we «l c B 1 and
»j, e bullion and concentrates are be
j ^ ^ repuJarly tQ gtlteg
every preparation is being made to
employ a large force of men In all
sections of the district next season.
"The Buster mill has been ln op
Reports from the mine show the re
sults to be most satisfactory, and
with this property on a paying ba
sts It Is only a matter of a very short
time until other companies will be
operating ln a similar manner."
Chicago Wheat Market
CHICAGO, Jan. 18.—Wheat close:
May, $1.02%; July, 97%c; Sept.,
94%c.
Taft Claims Ohio Canvass
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18.—
With just half the counties heard
from the management of the canvass
for William H. Taft, republican
presidential candidate claims more
than a majority of delegates In the
state convention, or far more than
the control, have already been
chosen in favor of Taft. In the ma
jority of cases, resolutions have
been passed endorsing Taft and in
all but three the state cal! has been
followed without question.
In only one p'ace was open oppo
sition to the Taft primary ticket
reported, that In Lake county.
CRIMINAL CASES
SET FOR TRIAL
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STATE VS. CHARLES
CHARGED WITH
HEADS CALENDAR WHEN THE
TRIAL JURY REACHES HERE j
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The criminal cases to be tried dur
lng the present term of the district
court were set at the session of the
j Hepton & Coffin's sheep, was set for
district court today.
The case of the State of Idaho vs
Jack Lewe, Roy Clark of Peck and ;
Thomas Wilson, charged with the
theft of a horse in the Peck section,
was set for January 31.
The case of the State of Idaho vs.
Arch Craig, charged with stealing
February 11.
The case of the state of Idaho vs.
George Foreman, charged with horse
stealing, was set for January 29.
The case of the state of Idaho vs.
S'nebar Hill, charged with horse
stealing, was set for January 28.
The case of the state of Idaho vs.
Charles Wright, charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon upon the
| person of a 15-year-old boy named
Herren, was set for January 27.
j George Stellyes, a German, resid
ing near Lookout, was admitted to
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citizenship.
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.siding in the
pers were lssued to A,ber * Ed ^ ard
Freeman ' ^erly a subject of King
; Edward, who resides in the Weippe
section.
Diedrich Danmann, a German, re -1
Melrose section, was
admitted to citizenship and like pa-,
The court took up the matter of
setting cases ln the civil calendar,
and a number of these actions were
set for trial.
set for trial.
A NEW CARDINAL FOR U. S.
Pope, Before Easter, Will Hold An
other Consistory
ROME, Jan. 18.—Announcement
. was made today of another consis
tory to be held by Pope Pius shortly
.
before Easter, at which it is inti- j
mated that a new American cardi
nal will be named. Despite the pres
sure brought to bear in favor of
Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul, it is
not thought that he will be selected.
Archbishop Farley of New York,
Archbishop O'Connell of Boston,
Archbishop Ryan of Philadelphia
and Archbishop Riordan of San
Pran ^ 8C0 are most Prominently
I mentioned In connection with the
disposal of the new red hat. A new
[South American cardinal and a sue-!
ceBsor to the late Cardinal Tasohe- i
jrau of Canada will also likely be ap-.
pointed at a consistory to be held
later ln the year.
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j Nearly every day we hear of some ;
person cured by Christian Science j
having a relapse. People who do not
believe In Christian Science love to
to talk about such things.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 18.— 1
James Donovan, a shoe manufac- [
turer of Everett, made an assign- j
ment today. His liabilities are j
$180,000 and assets $300,000. The|
annual output of his factories is be-1
tween 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 paire J
of shoes.
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WAISH GUILTY
ON 54 COUNTS
CHICAGO BANKER MISAPPRO
PRIATED FUNDS AND MUST
SERVE PRISON SENTENCE OF
NOT LESS THAN FIVE YEARS
! CHICAGO, .Jan. .18.—John .R.
! Walsh, president of the defunct Chi
cago National bank, was today found
guilty of misappropriating the funds
(of the Institution.
! The penalty under the law for the
crime of which Walsh was convict
ed is not less than five years Impris
onment, and does not permit the
j substitution of a fine for the prison
j term.
j Walsh was found guilty on 54
count8 - The original Indictment was
for 182 counts, but demurrers were
sustained as to 32 counts, the jurors
j be,ng requlred t0 pass upon 150 '
j Walsh sat motionless while the
! verdict was read and showed no
signs of emotion one way or the
other. He was immediately sur
rounded by scores of friends who
shook his hand in sympathy. When
asked if he had anything to say re
; gardlng the verdict he replied with
dignity: "Not a word."
He left the courtroom a few min
utes later with his attorneys. Pa
pers will be prepared within the
next few days asking for a new trial.
Juror Palmer caused some excite
ment as the polling of the jurors
progressed. When it came his turn
to respond he sat in his chair and
buried his face in his hands. Attor
ney Miller for Walsh demanded that
the juror be further questioned:
"Mr. Palmer, is this your ver
dict?" asked Judge Anderson, "An
swer me."
Pa'mer nodded his head In a
weakly-affirmative answer inaudible
except, to the court. Miller still In
sisted on an audible answer, but the
court silenced him.
, jury not
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fornlpr t
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jury Was Too Slow
CHICAGO, Jan. 18.—The Walsh
having arrived at a verdict
! guilt or innocence of the
former bank president charged with
having misused the funds of the
j Chicago National bank, word wrs
by Judge Anders0 n to
w ,, u)ng , n tbe ' court roon
those
at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon that he
was about to go to his home ln In
diana and that the finding of the
Jurv, should they agree, wou'd not
. be announced .until after bis return
this morning.
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Pope Holds Private Reception
ROME, Jan. 18.—The pope is im
j proved today and held a reception
for church officials In his bedroom.
CANADIAN
ALL BRANCHES
"OPEN PROMPTLY
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BANKS REOPEN
DOORS WITH BUT LITTLE
CLASH IN FINANCIAL MACHÎN
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branch banks, 76 In number, of the
to Sovereign Rank of Canada opened
TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 18.—All
for business today, the business hav
ing been transferred last night by
the Bankers' association to other
banks, who took possession today.
Serious difficulties may arise I«
the case of borrowers from the Sow
ereign bank. The present condition
i of the financial market may render
jit extremely difficult for some firms
I to place loans, and rumor is busy
: with the names of several who may
>be forced to resign. The Sepositors
\ will be paid ln full. „ ,
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be-1 TORONTO, Ont., an. 18.—The
J Sovereign bank opened Its door to
Big Bank Reopened Today
I day as usual. There was no run.

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