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«ftflRTY-SECON D YEAR—NO . 60 . LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY. MARCH 10. 1908. HARRY ORCHARD PLED GUILTY NIGHT RIDERS RAID KENTUCKY BURN tobacco, whip negroes and ARE CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF SON OF WEALTHY ASSOCIATION TOBACCO RAISER BROOKSVILLE, Ky., March 10— Fifty night riders early today burn ed 15,000 pounds of tobacco belong ing to Robert Stenton, one of the wealthiest planters of this section. Men heavily armed were placed as guards over the telephone exchange sc that not a request for assistance could be sent. The men attempted no violence and did not burn the warehouse in which the tobacco was stored. Mob Attacks Negroe Laborers PADUCH, Ky., March 10.—One hundred masked night riders went to Birminghampton in Marshall county last night, shot six negroes, one fatally, and whipped five others. They took possession of the town and shot into negro cabins. They warned 25 negroes to leave the town. The rail followed a warn ing of two weeks ago to all negroes to leave Birmingham. Charged With Secret Murder. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 10. —Near Woodford, 15 miles from here Brown Bennett, son of an .as sociation tobacco raiser, was found dead early this morning with a bul let hole In his head. Near Bennett were two dead horseB and three empty shotguns. It Is believed Ben nett was attacked by night riders. Bennett Himself a Rider. CLARKSVILLE, March 10.—It is cow believed that Bennett was a night rider and was shot down by parties whom he and his gang had attacked and that his comrades, In their haste, had to leave him dying on the scene of the fight. Night Riders Leave Warning. HENDERSON, Ky., March 10.— William Bradshaw, a farmer living in the edge of this city, ibis morn ing found a note warning him against employing negroes and sign ed ' The Thirty-five.'' The note was accompanied by a bundle of switches, a match and some car tridges. WHEN LATEST PHASE OF CHINO JAPANESE DIPLOMACY COMES TO FOCUS JOHN BULL HAS SOMETHING TO SAY. TOKIO, March 10.—According to a well-authenticated report, when the British government was inform ed of Japan's announcement, in event of a refusal by China to en tertain Japan's demands she propos ed to take "independent action," the j Lrlt'sh foreign office usked Count ! Komura, the Japanese ambassador, I v V..,- . • *.-1— I i«hat steps Japan proposed to take end called attention to a treaty be- | tween Japan and Great Britain cov eting the question of war between Japan and any other nation. Komura Was unable to give any Information and asked the foreign ''ffi'-e for Information on the atti tude of Great Britain on the unex phase. To this question it 1 b understood Great Britain is advising arbitration. Chicago Wheot Market. r HICAU-0, March 10.—Wheat cloR e: May, 93%<??%c; July, 88 He; September, 8614 c. FIERCE FIRE ! IN NEW TURK brick block DESTROYED— TWENTY FIREMEN INJURED INMATES OF BOARDING HOUSE ESCAPE WITH DIFFICULTY. NEW YORK, March 10.—A score of firemen were injured, several ser iously, several families driven from their homes and many buildings threatened by a fire which destroyed a b'g brick at No. 38 Eighteenth street, with a loss of $200,000. A big boarding house was seri ously threatened, and the inmates escaped with difficulty. The big de* partment store of Seigel, Cooper & Co. caught fire several times, but was extinguished before serious damage was done. SHOT TO KILL KINGHAAKON INSANE SWEDE OPENS ON THE ROYAL CASTLE WITH RIFLE. BUT IS DISARMED BEFORE HE INJURES ANY ONE. CHRISSTIANIA, March 10.—A Swede, apparently insane, fusilladed the castle here with a rifle at noon today. He fired altogether 10 shots, several of which crashed through the windows and embedded them selves in the interior walls of the castle. The man was promptly seized by the police and disarmed. At the po lice station he declared his intention to kill King Haakon. He had still 40 or 50 cartridges In his pockets. The king and Queen Maud were ab sent from the castle. HEATH PLUNGED IN MINES. Real Estate Dealer Now Under Em bezlement Charge. LOS ANGELES, March 10.— Clinton O. Heath, said to be a weal thy real estate operator of Denver, was arrested here yesterday charged with the embezzlement of $40,000. the property of Mrs. Mary H. Hus ted of New York. It is alleged the money was given Heath to invest in real estate, but that he made dlsas tious-investments in coal mines. MILLIONAIRE HOLDS HIS JOB. His Uncle in Australia Left Him $10,000,000. WORCESTER, Mass., March 10. _John T. Dower, secretary of the Y. M. C. A. here, when notified he was the heir to a fortune of $10, 000,000 from an uncle, Thomas "Wallace, who died in Melbourne, .Australia, says he will retain hlB secretaryship in the local mranch association. j> a yM0ND HITCHCOCK ON TRIAL * .--— d Atr Must Answer Charges «oxea AOIOI . Made by Girl. NEW YORK, March to.--The trial of Raymond Hitchcock^ the ac- : tor, began this morning Ho is e 'j ir.g tried on an indictment g ■ ,w out of charges preferred by a l-> year-old girl. Now Safeguard Their Children. . WELLSVILLE, O., March 10.—A large public school at Empire was closed today until the board of edu cation can make alterafons for the safety of the children, by order of the mayor. iSTEUNENBERG'S MURDERER ! BE SENTENCED MARCH 18 NOTED CRIMINAL WHOSE CONFESSION IS COURT RECORD IN TWO OTHER CASES WILL MAKE N 0 FIGHT IN HIS OWN BEHALF, BUT CHANGES HIS PLEA FROM "NOT GUILTY" TO "GUILTY" —SENTENCED MARCH 18. CALDWELL. Idaho, March 10.— Karry Orchard this morning, before Judge Wood, withdrew his former ilea of not guilty entered by order of the court \vhen he stood mute at his first arraignment, and entered the plea of guilty to the murder of former Governor Steunenberg. Judge Wood will sentence him March 18. Harry Orchard, in his confession of the assassination, implicated what was called the "inner circle of the Western Federation, of Miners." He accused Charles Moyer, presi dent William D. Haywood, secre tary, and George Pettibone, a mem ber of the federation, with instigat ing and paying for the murder ofi Steunenberg and for other outrages, I COUNTY ALMSHOUSE BURNS. Two Hundred Inmates Were Remov ed Safely. SAN FRANCISCO, March 10.— One of the buildings of the city and county almshouse burned this morn ing. In all, 200 persons were re moved without loss of life, though five are reported injured. TOLEDO SCHOOL TOLEDO, O., March 10.—Napo pwn's Union school, the largest of 'its kind in the state, was destroyed by fire this morning. A repetition of the Collinswood horror was pos sibly averted by only a quarter of an hour, as it lacked but 14 minutes to 9 when the fire was discovered sud at 9, when all the children should have been in their seats, the j building was a mass of flames. j The fire broke out in the attic, it is believed from a defective flue. The school was rebuilt at a cost or. $110,000 last April. ANARCHIST THREATENED BANK WITH EXTERMINATION DEMANDS $5000 IN CASH, IF REFUSED WOULD BLOW BANK TO ATOMS—DISPLAYS A BOTTLE OF NITROGLYCERINE, BUT IS TOLLED OFF TO A BESTAURANT TO GET A SQUARE MEAL— AND ARRESTED. OMAHA, March 10.—At 10 o'clock this morning an dnunown anarchist entered the Merchants National bank of this city and de manded a large sum of money, at the same time displaying a bottle believed to contain nitroglycerine, and threatened to blow up the bank not complied if the request was The Jnan taIke<1 ln a rambling JJianner about havln g had $5000 in (he N - at ( ona i Bank of Commerce of Kansas City when it failed, "And &lnce y(m fellows are al , ln together, you had just better hand me over my money or I'll blow vou and this hank and all of us to hell," sudden ly said the fellow, producing a j three-ounce bottle containing thick yellow liquid. The vice president said he would go and get the money, but the fellow commanded him not to make a movo notably in Colorado. Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone are free, being adjudged not guilty of conspiracy. Steve Adams, alleged pal, is in a Colorado jail on a murder charge. Jack Simpkins, another conspirator, so-called, has never been appre hended. Orchard's confession Is twice a matter of court record. He was the state's leading witness in the sepa rate trials of Hayward and Petti bone, and in each of these cases I I at be ""7 „ , ~ . ,_____! gave in detail his confession of how _ the murder of Steunenberg was plènned and executed. The question now uppermost in the minds of thousands will he will Orchard have to pay the death penalty? PRINCE MENELIK IN DISGRACE. Expelled From Germany on Account of Drunkenness. HAMBURG, March 10.—Prince Ludwig Menelik, the near relative of King Menelik of Abysynnla, has been expelled from Germany on ac count of drunkenness and disorderly conduct in many parts of the coun tT l _. STATE PRISON AN OPIUM DEN LINCOLN, Neb., March 10.— The Nebraska penitentiary is not'a reformatory, but a huge opium den, according to R. E. Griffen, prison surgeon, in a report to Governor Sheldon. Of the 431 prisoners con fined, between 100 and 150 are ad dicted to the morphine habit, being regularly supplied to the prisoners j by outside persons, whose identity is j unknown. , - | Attorneys W. M. Morgan and F L. Moore are visitors In the city ! from Moscow. or he would drop the bottle. Drake sat dowji again and told the stran ger he would talk it over with him. The man agreed, all the time keep ing the bottle in his hand. The fel low said he had been 48 hours with out food and so Drake suggested that they go to get something to eat. The man said "All right, but don't try any monkey business or you are a. dead man." President Hamilton of the hank overheard enough of the conversa tion to enable him to grasp the sit uation and he telephoned to the po lice. and w'th two plait: cl >the« men followed Drake an! the anarch 1st to a nearbv restaurant. Tite detec tives slinped up behind the man as he sat there and yinnioned his arms, relieving him of the bottle before he knew what wis no. The bottle was sent to a chemist for examlna t'on. KING ALPHONSO WELL RECEIVED ENTHUSIASTIC AND LOYAL SUB JECTS WOULD THROW FLOW ERS INSTEAD. OF BOMBS— HOLDS PUBLIC RECEPTION. BARCELONIA, March 10.—King Alphonso arrived today. No dis turbance of any kind marked his ar rival. He was warmly received by the people, and will hold a reception at 4 o'clock today at the home of General L' rares, si wui cers of the Austrian squadron will be present. The town is gaily decorated in his honor. The police had great diffi culty in compelling obedience to their order prohibiting the cus tomary showering of the king with _ J .. .. „ , Powers women. by enthusiastic Spanish KILLED WIFE ANDJHILDREN SUFFERER FROM CANCER THEN COMMITTED SUICIDE BY TAK ING POISON—WHOLE FAMILY WIPED OUT. TACOMA, March 10.—A special tc. the News from Tenino says that Warren McKay, a native of Canada, killed his wife and three children at his home there and committed suicide last night. Two men on their way to work early today found McKay's body, clad only in underclothing on the trail leading to town from his home. It is believed he poisoned himself, as no marks are found on his body. The men notified the marshal and he went to the McKay home, where he found the bodies of the other members of the family, the wife and two older children, with their throats cut and another with its head crushed in with the blows of a hammer. McKay had been a sufferer from cancer of the face, and it preyed on his mind. ihn fifi- ! j WIFE DIES FROM SHOCK. Sick in Hospital, Hears Husband Has Suicided. SAN FRANCISCO, March 10.— The shock from the news that her husband had committed suicide yes terday caused the death of Mrs. Charles F. Rodnall at the Central Emergency hospital today, where she was sick with erysipelis. The husband thought he had contracted the disease and killed himself. SERVICE AT C0LLINW00D. Day Given Over to Burial of the Un- j 1 known Dead. CLEVELAND, 0., March 10.— Twenty-one little caskets were placed beneath the ground ln the cemetery at Collinwood yesterday. Of these 17 contained the bodies of unidentified children who lost their lives in the burning of the Lake view school last Wednesday. In connection with the funerals, services were held at 10 o'clock to day in eight churches in memory o* the missing ones. Following this a public memorial service was he'd at the temporary morgue, where the 21 caskets lay in rows. Foremen Hurt at Pittsburg. PITTSBURG, March 10.—Eight j firemen were hurt in a fire in the j business seclion of Wilklnsburg, a suburb, today. The financial loss ! 1c $125,000. SUPREME CODRT CLEARS SCHMITZ EX-MAYOR MAY NOW GET HIS RELEASE FROM JAIL BECAUSE ORIGINAL INDICTMENTS ARE DECIDE DFAULTY. SAN FRANCISCO, March 10.— The supreme court yesterday after noon, by unanimous vote, handed down a decision denying the appli cation of the prosecution in the San Francisco hi ibery-graft cases for a rehearing after a decision by the district court of appeals in the case of former Mayor Eugene Schmitz, convicted of extortion in the French lestaurant cases. Without a dis senting vote among the seven jus tices, the court sustained the appel late court in its decision that the indictment upon which Schmitz was defective in that it did not aver that Schmitz was mayor, that Ruef, hie codefendant, was a political hose practically in control of the city; that such they were in a position that as such they were a tc exercise power and undue influ ence over the police commissioners, and that it did not show that Schmitz resorted to unlawful mean» in threatenind to have liquor li censes withheld. "The decision demonstrates," said ex-Mayor Schmitz, "that the high est court in the state believes what I have always claimed, that I wae removed from office and railroaded into prison." "The contention of the respondent that the appeal was prematurely taken," says the supreme court, "has no merit. The court Is unani mous in the opinion that the dis trict court of appeals was correct In its conclusion that the indictment was insufficient in that it did not «how that the injury to the property threatened by the defendant was an 'unlawful injury.' " This decision practically nullifies Ruef's plea of guilty to the same charge, invalidates the remaining four extortion indictments against the former mayor and Ruef and will enable Schmitz to gain his liberty on bail after eight months' confine ment in the county jail. Campbell, Metzon and Drew, counsel for Schmitz, announced that steps will he taken for the former mayor's lelaise at once, and ex pressed gratification over the deci sion. declaring that it showed that the highest court in the state sus tained the law ln spite of public clamor and the denunciations and attacks of the press that fo'lowed the decision of the appellate court. Schmitz Getting Anxious. SAN FRANCISCO, March 10.—• Owing to the absence of Judge Dunne, nothing was accomplished todav in secur'ng the liberty of for mer Mayor Schmitz except to get the consent of Judge Dooling to allow the filing of the remittitur from the j supreme cqurt. 1 Schmitz's counsel states that it Dunne Is not present tomorrow they will go before the supreme court to rsk for a w-it compelling the imme diate release of Schmitz. Mil SENTENCE FOR CONSPIRACY PORTLAND, March 10.—Mrs. Belle Waymlre was sentenced to four months and E. E. Radding six months' imprisonment in fEe coun ty Jail today. The couple were re cently convicted of conspiring to j j a rfün the character of Mayor Lane by ! having him discovered in a eompro i mislng position with the woman.