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jgUÏY -SECOND Y£A£—NO. 18. LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1908. NEZPERCE PEOPLE WILL BUILD BRANCH LINE CITIZENS PLANNING TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE BRANCH LINE PROM NEZPERCE TO P OINT NEAR VOLLMER— WOULD TAP RICH COUNTRY AND MAKE VALUABLE FEEDER TO THE ROAD NOW IN COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION Special to ^Evening Teller. NEZPERCE, Ida, Jan. 21.—The people of Nezperce and the sur rounding country will build a rail road from This place to a connection with the Northern Pacific railroad near Vollmer, and will have the same in operation in time to handle this year's grain crop. The grain will be collected in co-operative warehouses and available to export ers and independent buyers. This is the decision reached after a careful canvass of the city and surrounding country, which .shows sufficient funds available to build the road and place the same in op eration. Representatives of the Nezperce people will go before the annual meeting of the ILewiston and South eastern Electric Railway company and suVnnit a proposition to build such a road and operate it in con junction -With the Northern Panifie until such time as the electric road is complied and the company ready I | ; I j j I j I I ! j j ; HIVE MITCHELL LAVING CUP CONVENTION WHICH MEETS TO DAY MARKS HIS RETIREMENT AFTER HOLDING POSITION NEARLY 10 YEARS INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 21.— The nineteenth annual convention of the United HPne Workers of America opened today with ID00 delegates representing the anthra cite 1 and bituminous coal mining districts of the country. It will probably remain in sess'om until after anuary 30th, on which date ■the miners and operators of the central competitive field will meet in conference to discuss the revival of the interstate wage agreement. Should the operators decline to meet the miners, the organization will de termine its future course. The convention is of especial In terest as marking the official retire ment of Mitchell, who has been the head of the organization for nine years and seven months and who refuses to stand for re-election on account of ill health. The reading of the report of the credentials committee occupied the entire morning session. Union No. 859 of Belleville. Til.. Presented Mitchell with a loving cup. I J BANK CLOSES» DIRECTORS OF CAPITAL STATE *IET L A ST NIGHT AND DECID ED ON TEMPORARY SUSPEN SION OWING TO STRINGENCY BOISE,. Ida., Jan. 21.—The Capl tal State Bank of Idaho, limited, this city, failed to open its doors b ' s owning. At a directors' meet ng last night it was decided that a temporary suspension was neces aa T. owing to recent heavy with drawals of deposits. Tbe e *Pert accountant who advls <be action expressed the opinion • a tbat the bank Wfts 8 °) vent p Would P»? dollar for dollar. f r « fl ectlng on the stability p hank have been in circulation to täte over the Nezperce branch at a price not exceeding its cost and a fair rate of interest on the in vestment. The matter will then be taken up with the Northern "Pacific eom pany and a proposal submitted for that company to install the rolling stock and operate the same. Should the Tailroad company not be willing to operate the line, the local com pany will install an engine and handle Northern Pacific cars over the branch road. The proposed line will be about 14 miles in length and can be con structed at a minimum cost. The matter has been under consideration for some time, and those interested in the project have secured pTSges for practically all of the bridge ma terial needed, the grade work and some of the ties. With these dona tions, it is estimated that the road can be constructed for about $80. 000. and it is pronosed to have it in operation by October 1. ' ! ! I , 1 i j j j I for two months and helped to pre cipitate the failure. A petition for a receiver will he filed today. The bank asked the as sistance or the Clearing House as sociation some time ago, but after an examination it was decided that no help could be given. The bank asked for "$250,000 to tide It over until its assets could be (realized upon. The Bank Directrv discloses the [facts that the cap'tal of the Capital State bank is $2h0,000 and Its de posits $1,200,000. George B. Ellis is its president, H. E. Neal cashier and J. C. Pence vice president. KELSO CASE GOES OVER Man Charged With Assault Gets Final Hearing Today The preliminary examination of Bert Kelso, charged with assault with a deadly weapon upon the per son of John Hicks, w'll be conclud ed at 4:30 this afternoon before Justice of the Peace Erb. Kelso was first brought to trial Saturday afternoon, at which time the case was continued until 3:30 o'clock yesterday. The state Intro duced the testimony of two wit nesses yesterday and then asked for a continuance of the case until this afternoon. „ ALL IS PEACE WITH JAPAN j i | STUDENTS WHO _ HAVE CREDENTIALS—ALL LA EMIGRATION WILL STRICTED TO HAVE CREDE BORERS BARRED BE RE 21 . -Vlscount Hay-! . 1 Interview today, made TOKIO, Jan ashl, in an mud ».c™ " a statement concernin gthe emigra- j tion question which may be consid ered as an official declaration of the 1 attitude of the government, in which he says the government is determined to investigate the perso- ! nal standing of those who go to America as students, requiring two : sureties before they leave. The government ls determined to ; prevent the emigration of laborers. , If necessary, emigration to Hawaii will absolutely be prohibited, alsoj to Mexico. The foreign minister i says there ls no important question j pending between America and Ja- 1 pan, reports "originating ln a ; cer-j taln section of the United States'', to the contrary notwithstanding, IDAHO FORESTS RE-DISTRICTED SAWTOOTH (EAST) NATIONAL FOREST SET OFF AS NEW DIS TRICT AND PUT UNDER ITS OWN SUPERVISOR WASHINGTON, Jan. 21—Some important changes in the admlnls-' tratlon of the national forests in (central Idaho have been made since ' the first of the year. The eastern ,, , , „ ^ . if , nivisioTi of the Sawtooth national forest embracing the Wood river ! watershed, the. headwaters of the ! Middle fork of the Salmon river I and the South fork of the Tiolse riv . , . , er has been established. This will he known as the Sawtooth (east) national forest and will he in charge of Supervisor C. N. Woods, w'th 1 headquarters at Hailey. ' i j The Pavette national forest, j which has been in charge of Suo-m i\isor E. Orndnlean at Ttnise, will he ;nlacM in charge of Supervisor Onv j B. Mains, With headnuarters at I Meadows. MY. Ma<ns has been 'n charge o ffhe Lemhi nattonel foreRt sln©e Its creation. Forest Baue'er Charles T, Smith, from the Henrv'a T.nVe forest, will a «ume rWe-e of tn Tw irVi fn-est. Mr. Grap d jean will continue in charge of the S*w. tooth (west) national forest, with headenartp-s at Boise. Foreat. Ranger WUI'am MYRov Of the Sawtooth national forest has re rpntlv been nlaeed in charge of the Cassia and Raft River forests. I with headnuarters at Oakjov. Tda. ! Th,s division of the larger forests jlnto smaller administrative units, I with headquarters located near the 'forest, not onlv allows the miner-' (visor a better chanee to give nersnr -al supervision to the work of his [■entire forest, hut will make It mu p h , more convenient for the ns"rs of 'the forest hv placing Jhe suoerv's I ors office in easier reach to a major jlty of them. WILL AMENO ALDRICH BILL BANKS MUST PAY CASH OR GO INTO HANDS OF RECEIVER NO MORE CASHIER'S CHECKS TO STOP CURRENCY RAIDS WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—It was decided late yesterday that the sen ate committee on finance would hold no more meetings for the considera tion of the financial bill until after the arrival of the mass of financial data which baß been requested from the treasury department. Except in a few particulars the bill Is thought j to he in the shape in which tt. will i be »»ported. The treasury depart | ment figures however, uiay be the [means of settling certain conien jtjons in the minds of some of the 'members, and the data will there fore be swalted It is likely that the Aldrich bill will be amended in such manner as to require banks taking advantage 0 * Che opportunity to lficrease their 1 circulation to cash check« and other (obligations with currency when jt is j demanded, or go into the hands of a receiver. 1 One senator has advanced the idea that there Is always a tendency by national banks to hoard the'r cur ! rency ln periods of financial de (pression and it is believed that an : amendment requiring them to pay (out the emergency currency on de ; mand will have the effect of causing , banks to double their issues as well as nay them out. The clause relating to rallrfsd i bonds was under discussion by the j committeet. Practically all of the 1 democrats of the committee except Senator Teller are in favor of eliml nating railroad bonds as a means of (securing currency Issues. ANNIVERSARE DAVIS' SPEECH! FIRST JEFFERSON DAVIS A MARKED CONTRAST TO MAN WHO NOW BEARS TUE SAME NAME IN SENATE WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—Today is the anniversary of cue of the most memorable speeches ever delivered ln the United States 9eaate ' and that ft,ct ls recalld man - v a S pd men in Washington who lived In the natio .. . . . . lt . nal capital during those troubled times. It was on January 21, 1881, that Jefferson Davis, who later led the lost cause to defeat, arose in his P lace ln the sonate c '' amber and * ,; ' emnly announced the seccession of . , . . .. his state, Mississippi, from the Union and his withdrawal from the senate. ' ■' rhf,se who bparrt lbe momentous addreS3 of Jefrer90n Davis declara .that it was a masterpiece of oratory, not impassioned, not vindictive, hut abounding in expressions of love for bls f orrn£r colleagues and assooia tIops It brought lenrs to thc e ves of many senators, and after its con - elusion nearly every member or the aueust body crowded around the tall, thin, towering form of the Mm* Bl8B , ppi statesrnan 3î , d 8hcnU h is hpp(1 , p farewelL Tbe addre35 was g raV e and earnest and delivered wirb all the court'y grace of a Southern pentleman of the old .chord, hut the ^j force of the orator .111 not. serve the dents of feeling and tPie man. tion that animated t* The anniversary is espec'ollv n, elnorab)e at this tims because of the fact that the senate Is now the fentM> of tba act , v , t , fi9 of another Southerner hearing the same name. ( j 0 tr or «„,, rwi« nf Arkansas. Those whfl bavp had t he opportunity to bcar both „, Pn howe ver. declare t ba ^ t be slmilaj-ltv between the two men stops short at the name, and that the present Jefferson Davis, ln ar )n©nrapre act'on and speech, ls al moat the direct opposite of his dis j tlnguished predecessor. DICK LAW IS NDTMCESS STATES REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH ITS PROVISIONS AND CONGRESS MAY BE FORCED TO AMEND ITS TERMS j WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The Dick military law, which was orig . inally designed to become effective today, will probably pass through many changes before It becomes ac ceptable to the military organiza ' tions of a majority of the states. Statements of the organization of the organization of the national guard, made by Inspectors of the j war department, show that in a large number of state the require ments of the Dick act have not been j complied with. Under the terms of the act, compliance ls necessary to secure the annual federal appropria tion for arms and equipment. I Senator Charles Dick of Ohio I fathered the bill and embraced in it 1 th« ideas arising from a connection j of many years with the militia of his home state. The reports received from inspectors state that changes will he necessary ln nearly every state before the contemplated re forms can become effective. Some of the changes are of a radical nature, and the state militia officials have objected strenuously. Many military authorities declare that it will be almost impossible to bring the mllltU of all the states up to the standard of the regular army. A few of the most populous Eastein and Central states will be able .to accomplish this, a'though they have heben forced to.Introduce many re forms in the organization of their militia. State»: with only a small JEROME MEETS HATCH [ft i* H0N0RS WERE EVEN IN ALL TI LTS BETWEEN COUNSEL AND EVELYN THAW IN COURSE OF GRILLING CROSS-EXAMINA TION WHICH CONTINUED THROUGH THE DAY—WITNESS STICKS CLOSE TO ORIGINAL STORY J r , | tfij ———————— •' J *|vvi4rAji».<«*t Ij NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—Mrs. Eve- today, but his manner of questlon lyn Nesbit Thaw continued today ing lacked the fire of yesterday. He under the lasli of Jerome's cross-ex- and ^ be w >iness were constantly en ». , gaged in tilts, with honors about amination. The prosecutor spent even. much time in peering over the evi- j Jerome thls afternoon flinshed hla denee of the former trial, but the | long cross-examination of Evelyn witness adhered to her original Thaw, after which Littleton asked storv, declaring it. all true. some redirect questions and the wlt Jerome was aggressive ln attitude ness was excused at 2:45. military organization have not the population or resources necessary toi carry out such an order, and the re quirements will have to be changed cr their national guard ahanConed. Chicago Wheat Market CHICAGO, Jan. 21.—Wheat close: ! May, $1.02%; July, 98%c; Sept.. I 95 %c. i Herder*, Introduced Boundary Bill WASHINGTON, Jan. 21—Sena tor Heyburn of Idaho today Intro duced a bill to provide for the as certainment of the true boundary line between Idaho and Washington, i MID CONDEMN CLEARWATER COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL URGE AUTHORITIES TO CEASE AC TION TO MAKE IT NAVIGABLE I —DEVOTE ENERGY TO SNAKE 1 The governing board of the Com merelal club met at noon today and passed tha resrlut'on looking toward the condemnation of the Clearwater river and the opening of the Snake river from the head of navigation 1 to its mouth. The fo'lowlng Is the resolution | passed: "'i "Whereas, careful Investigation has convinced the governing board of the Lewiston Commercial club and the residents generally of the Clearwater valley that further ef forts to onen the Clearwater river to navigation are ill-advised: and "Whereas there ls a national movement of great scone now on foot to onen to navigation the great streams of the country, and a disposlt'on to devote far heavier an proprlations and more systematic effort to this work, therefor©. "Be It reso'ved. hv th® Lewiston Commercial club, that we urge the authorities to discontinue efforts to make the Clearwater r'ver nayl geh 1 © for commercial purposes, and that 1 necessary action be taken to make , t b o stream most useful for logging and newer purposes, with whatever protection can be used to prevent anv comoanv or individual from having advantage over others. "And he It. further resolved that the T.ewlston Commercial club un dertake. with more energy than ever before, the opening of the Snake river from the head of practical navigation to the Pacific ocean, and that a commission of seven mem hers be appointed to carry out this Durnose and to urge commercial bodies, congressmen/ senators, legis latures. governors and Individu*'* to co-operate ln a movement of na ional importance along those lines, ln the snlrit of the work of the re-, cent National Rivers and Harbors congress and of the last me c sng© of the president of the United States.) -Be it further resolved, that this resolution be presented for final ac-i tion to the Commercial club at Its ! "*** roeeMhg." The club also appointed a com mlttee composed of L. Rowley. A. O. j v\ Isner and Frank Morris to act as officials or the annual election 0fficers- *' L '^■"'was ! I i i LAND OFFICE DECISIONS ,f Samuel Bose Wins Contesct Suit Against Heirs of Eynon The case of Andrew Hills vs. C. M. Butts, involving 160 acres ln the Elk Creek section, is being heard before the local land office today. The case entitled Samuel Rose vs. the heirs of Granville M. Eynon, In volving 160 acres in the Woodland section, was decided by the commis sioner in favor of the contestant. The contest was made upon the grounds that the entrvman died in 1906 and since that time the prop erty has been abandoned. (SENATORIAL ELECTIONS J0HN SHARp WI £ LIAM g LAN jjg MISSISSIPPI TOGA—WETMORE I RE-ELECTED IN RHODE ISL AND—KENTUCKY DEADLOCK - JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 21.—Thi legislature today elected John Sharj Wil iams to the United States sen ate. f 1 ---------- Wetmore W»ns Easily | PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Jan. 21.— George Peabody Wetmore was elect ed United States senator on the firs ballot of both branches of the gen eral assembly today. - 1 , GRAFTERS HAVE NOT No Joint Ballot in Kentucky FRANKFORT, Ky„ Jan. 21. The house and senate today vote separately for senator without r< suit. LAND FRAUDS STILL GO 0! MADE BETTER, SIMPLY MOB CAREFUL, IS THE OBSERVj TION OF ATTORNEY HENEY PORTLAND, Jan. 21.—In an i terview today with an Evening T egram representative, Heneÿ deck ed that land frauds were going in Oregon today as of yore, a that wholesale prosecution of la grafters has not made the In thieves better, but simply has ma (them more careful, The Hall-Mays case today was ( voted to the continued testimony people who obtained homesteads u der the alleged fraud and und contract with the Butte Creek coi pany. ________ Champ Clark Saya It'. Bryan WASHINGTON, Jan. 21_Ti intention of the democratic party nominate Bryan for president at tl convention In Denver next Jui was declared on the floor of tl [floor of the house today by Chan of,Clark today. The annotmeemd received with handclapping.