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«v, Hörr Mm ■$mh THIBTY-SECOND TEAS—HO. 313, LEWI8TOM, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1803. SSHÈS STREET CAR ROBBERS TAKEN AT PORTLANB, ' A. '****!•»•.. ------- TWO B0BBIS8 HOLD UP A STREET CAB AND HESI8T OFFICERS BUT ABE CAPTURED AND ABE BEING INDICTED TODAY MEN GIVE NAMES OF AL MILLES AND BTERlfAN SÇHWABTZ —SCHWARTZ CONFESSES. rortland. Dee. 31.—Robbers who last night held up and robbed the motorman and conductor of the Rose City Park car and then stole the car are in custody, and have confessed to the crime. They will be indicted tbis afternoon. The arrested men give the names Xil A1 Miller and Herman Schwartz. Müler was first taken into custody. He confessed and took the police to a room he had occupied with Schwartz at a cheap lodging house. Schwarts thrust a revolver into Officer Keller's face and was shot In the arm for his trouble. He was taken to the city prison, where he confessed. The arrests were made by Police Officers Keller and Kien* len, the same men who apprehended the robbers who made the three desperate holdups last week. FINCH CONVICTED HSHER MURDER FOR KILLING RALPH B. FISHER, JAME8 A. FINCH IS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE. Portland, Dec. 31.—James A. Finch, slayer of Ralph B. Fisher, late prosecutor for the State Bar as sociation. was convicted of murder in the first degree at 3:2d o'clock yesterday afternoon after 28 min utes' deliberation by the Jury; Only one ballot was taken. Finch was visibly affected when the verdict was read, but soon recov ered his equanimity. Judge Bronaugh announced that he would pass sentence Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and after the customary motions had been made by the 'defense, Finch was led to the steel cage la the county jail reserv ed for prisoners convicted of murder In the first degree. Finch in this cell declared laty In the day that he proposed to fight his conviction clear to the United States supreme court and that though they mav finally hang him. they will not be able to do so for years to come. When court opened Deputy Dis trict Attorney J. J. Fitzgerald began the closing argument for the prose cution. He summarized the case from the standpoint of the slate and then turned upon the lawyers for the defense, who had bitterly arraigned the attorneys for the state, and de nounced Finch's attorneys in vlt riollc language, his climax being that if Cain had Finch's lawyers de fending him they would have claim ed that the hilling of Abel was done h self-defense. Judge 'Bronsugh delivered his Charge upon the reconvening of Court at 2 o'clock. He required Dttle less than an hour for Its deliv ery. handing the case over to the Wry at 2:58 o'clock. The crime far which Finch stands Convicted was an wanton and atro cious as has ever been committed fare. Finch, recently disbarred bv the date supreme court for a period of a Tsar on complaint' of the Bar asso ciation. held the Idea that Prosecu tor Fisher was inspired by vindlc V*« motives. Finch went to the Kosecutor's office on November 28 •fa without warning shot Fisher, st aking him without warning t*om fa« rear. HUMER OUT OF OHIO FICHT Columbus, 0., Dec. 31.—Senator v^faf. at noon today. Issued a «•tement formally withdrawing "°® the senatorial fight. This leaves' *" e field practically clear for Burton, NEW "DRY" STATE Jackson, Miss., Dec. 31.—With the striking of the midnight hour to night Missislppi joins the ranks of those states of the Union in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law. • With the dawn of the new year state-wide .'prohibition becomes ef fective In accordance with the law passed b ythe legislature last spring. Saloons ahd hotel bars in this city, and in Natches, Vicksburg, Meridi-l an and other cities and towns I throughout the state will cease to do business. The anti-liquor leagues and similar organizations are al ready taking steps to secure strict enforcement of the new law. At the same time the mail order liquor houses In Louisians and other neighboring states are preparing for an expected Increase in their trade. Even this source of supply for the thirsty, however, may be cut off as a result of legislation pending pro hibiting interstate shipments. Raleigh, N. C.. Dec. 81.—The pro hibition law la North Carolina comas Into effect tomorrow. The saloons everywhere will put up their shif ters mud go out of business, but It is anticipated that mugh trouble will be encountered with the "blind tigers,'* especially in communities where the majority sentiment is known to be nuti-prohtbitlon.* FAT ENVELOPES Columbus, O., Dec. 31.—Definite announcement was made today that WALL 8TREET EMULOYES ABE nmr.F,RFP WITH GOOD CASH GIFTS AS RESULT OF PROSPER ITY. _ New York, Dec. 31.—In accord ance' with long established custom, many of the leading banks, trust companies and stock exchanges clos er the year today with the distribu tion of rewards to faithful employes. Substantial bonuses were given to officers, clerks and other employes, in many cases amounting, to 5 per cent on their yearly salaries. The pay ment of bonuses of this kind was customary prior to last year, when on account of the panic, clerks and other employes in many banks and brokerage houses got reductions rather than Increases In salaries. This year the conditions are much Improved. The brokerage business In particular has been prosperous since election. In practically all the large houses today there were sub stantial bonuses instead of a repe tition of last year's "Irish dividends to employes. II FROM II Charles P. Taft had withdrawn from the senatorial race "in the interest of harmony." The backbone of Tafts strength is to be delivered to Hurton as successor of Foraker. a $107'4 : j 93%c. Wheat in Chicago. Chicago. Dec. 31.—In the wheat market today prices were quoted as follows: December. $1.04%: May, July, 98%c; September, mm TAMYuttMnxnaai CHIEF OF PERSIAN REVOLUTIONISTS. This Is tbe warlike Astir Khan, the revolutionär; chief who baa caused so much turmoil In Persia. In tbe region of Tntorli he is feared by tbe roy alists to such an extent that frequent rewards have been offered for hie cap ture. His followers carry the roost modern rlflt*. are well supplied with fighting equipment and have harassed the goveromtni: troops on many occa I slons. The recent war scare in tbe Balkans and tbe revolt In Turkey gave much encouragement to the revolutionary party In Persia, PLAN STREET RAILWAY SYSTEM FOR IEWIST0N PRELIMINARY STEFS FOE THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ELECTRIC STREET CAE LINE IN LEWIBTOM ARE TAKEÉ TODAY BSUSXE THE CITY COUNCIL— PROPOS FFIOH BY X. A. MEANS 0V THIS CITY. The preliminary steps looking toward the construction of n street car liqe for Lewiston were taken by the council this afternoon, when n motion prevailed favoring and en couraging n proposition submitted by M. A. Means, the well-known Lewiston wholesale* broker, which provided for the construction and operation of n motor lin'e within the city limits. Mr. Means stated it was the desire of his associates at this time to se cure only an expression from the council to ascertain how a proposi tion of this character would be re ceived. He stated local business men had pledged a sufficient fund to build and operate approximately three miles of street car line, and that If tbs proposition was received with favor, steps would be taken at once to perfect the organisation of this capital and the matter would be brought before the council In the form of an application for a fran chise setting forth thé streets upon which the company desired to con struct Its tracks. The communication submitted set forth the purposes of the company to provide terminal facilities for any other companies that might desire to enter the city, and a provision was Incorporated which would Insure to any such company trackage tights over the local company's lins st a nominal charge. The fact that the street paving will be commenced within a short time and that It will be necessary to assemble the neces sary materials with which .to carry on the railway construction in con junction with the paving work was brought to the attention of the council. The proposition also set forth the intention of the company to place the line In operation as soon as a sufficient amount of track construc tion was completed, and the plans far extensions into the suburban districts were also outlined. Mr. Means stated It would be the purpose of his company to reimburse j the property owners tor that portion i of the paving occupied by the rall way system, and as soon as tbe or ganization of the company was ef fected these details would be defi nitely arranged between the council and the company. The company will be Incorporated for approximately tbe sum necessary to construct and equip the line, and in tbe event of an outside company desiring entrance to the city, would prefer to purchase the local com paay's holdings, ths ssms would ba available at a reasonable pries. The proposition was heartily 1» dorsed by ths council, and steps to perfect ths organisation of ths com pany will be taken at ones. It la ex pected the matter can be p r esen t ed to the council In definite form with in the next 10 days: THAN"ADAM'S AIE" Atlanta, Os., Dec. 3}.—Beginning tomorrow the Southern Railway will discontinue the sale of ltqnor In ita dining cars over the whole system This step was decided upon by the management in view of the fact that a large part of the territory through which the road runs has declared for prohibition. SAN FRANCISCO BRIBER SENT VP San Francisco, Dec. 81.—H. A. 8. Blake, contractor, who was convict ted of attempting to bribe J. M. Kel ly, prospective Jigir In the Ruef bribery trial, to vote acquittal, was today sentenced by Judge Dunn# to four years* Imprisonment in ths stats penitentiary. PRES. ROOSEVELT NOT WANTED Washington, Dec. 31.—Senator Hale,, acting chairman of the com mittee on appropriations, in charge of the investigation of the methods of the secret service, said today thgt there was no intention, so far aa he knew, of summoning President Roosevelt before tbe committee af ter bis retirement on the 4th of March, as Intimated In some pub lished reports. FRIGHTFUL FAMINE STARVING SURVIVORS EIGHT LIRE WILD Amur* AMONG THE EARTHQUAKE RUINS, AND 80X1 OBWELED IN THE STRUGGLE-DANGER OF AND FAMINE PREYAIZJB. _ ■V- * ■ ;• .( V; — — WHÏÏ HOUSE ON NEW YEAR'S DAY PRESIDENT AND MRS. ROOSE VELT WILL GIVE THEIR LAST RECEPTION TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW. Washington, Dec. 81.—The social aids at the White House have com pleted final arrangements for the prealdent'e new year's reception to* morrow, which will be the Inst of the Roosevelt administration. The general arrangements for tbs function are practically identical with those of previous yearn. The doors will toe thrown open St 11 o'clock In the morning, bnt It W esfe to any that it will he wall along la the afternoon 'before the "plain people" have an opportunity to pay their respecta to the chief executive of the nation. Ms >a First to be retfetvid ' Wit! he the vice-president, the me m br a of the cabinet and the diplomats eorpn. * Then fa the order named , will come the Juâlefarft commlmlonere and Jndletnl of the; District, pf of the army. offiWM%"#|[ minor officials of thfi letfsnü end district governments, sad the mem bers of the local historical,'patriotic and other societies, t ^ of Reggio, Défi.. 81,—As a precau tionary measure against the out break of pestilence, bodies pf persona killed by ths earthquake are being burned and strong disinfectants art being strewn among the ruins. * TRIES TO KILL CLEMENCEAU Parts, Dee. 31.—A disaffected Cor sican fired several shots this after-) noon in the direction of the office of Premier Clemenceau. One person was hurt. The would-be assassin was arrested. 100,800 LEAVE STRICKEN LAND THE SHORES OF MESSINA ABE BECOMING DEPOPULATED BY FLIGHT OF PEOPLE WHO FEAE FURTHER CONVULSIONS. Loudon, Dec. 31.—A special from Palermo estimates that 100,000 per sons have embarked on warships and other vessels In tbe Straits of Mes st no or have otherwise left the -de vastated district. All towns and villages along tbe strait are rapidly becoming depopu lated. as there Is a widespread fear of further convulsions. COSGROVE RECOVERING. Washington Governor-Elect Will Reach Olympia by January 11. Paso Robles. Cal., Dee. 31.—Gov ernor-elect Cosgrove of Washington, who has been ill at the springs here, is greatly improved, and without doubt will reach Olympia by Janu ary 11. * — — -, Messina, Dee. * tipNfcT ' ' zeene occurred hers today ruina of the onstoms houm, of famished périmas «pops gtfa the debris with tbs bops fat erlng food. The first of «ho i era who were successful wort ed by ths others with 1 volvers and obliged to findings. Ths which ensued was fletfah men threw themselvee other like wolves and disemboweled in defeat ful of dry boaeo or ôtfaifâi flour. One of the Planed to a phfak *tth; p while there was stlt! oKufa hand his child, far wheat •ought to seenrs the. fag*?v<' : # ■ ■■ i m M i ir^in i n i iiini iii# îf :. ,T $3; MANY__ as? fa that death earthquake I the horror of any news of the fate of rtllakes tlofig the whMh. it in believed, have . »rely wiped «ft. la oifijb flaml) towns the suddeasemand yietqness of the catastrophe Pverwholmlng. Of 84,ago living fa FtfaG, few scores ira alive today. *' day 3800 bodies won * Reggto remains Isolated in ly desolation. Railroads and fthrofighout the surrounding an Utterly destroyed. The visit of the king gad to Messina Mad Reggio Ifafi widespread enthusiasm, universal mourning and sovenlgns wore saluted when they disembarked by the firing of ffWN* by the Italie« sad foreign warship* st Messina. g j The troops are distributing ratio** whenever It Is pose ra le for thon I» get In touch with the stricken pe*> Pie. * . ...... The waters of the Strait of If00 slna are covered with doatlng hullo* of men, women sad chlldna gad all kinds of wreckage. ESTIMATE 110,000 NUMBERDEAD LOSSES OF LIFE ABE NOW ESTI MATED AT 11 0,000—MO MEWS YET RECEIVED OF AMERICAM TRAVELERS. Rome, Dec. 31.—Official estimate* places tbe dead of Calabria a ad eastern Sicily st 110,000, but thsrs is reason to believe that this may b* greatly exceeded. No news baa h as » received of Americans who ar* thought to be lu the devastated dis trict, excepting Rev. David Beasum* of New Orleans and daughter Alice, who are safe in Roms. Ambassador Grlscom is about to start from Rom* for tbe South to endeavor to aecur* Information concerning American travelers. Reggio. Dec. 31.—There is reaao* to believe that an entire regiment of Infantry was drowned In the tidal wave at Palmi. The bodies of three soldiers have already been recover ed there.