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DESCRIPTION GWEN BY HUMANE OFFICERS Sensational Disclosures of Awful Conditions at Slaughter House Made at Trial By Two Women Witnesses The Misses Mario nnd Fannie Irvin thisj afternoon told the jury in the lihel case of the Central Dressed Meat com pany against the Capital News in which the plaintiff asks $10,000 dam ages from th»' defendant because of the public» I ion of an article describing al leged insanitary conditions at their »laughter house that conditions there wer; "indescribably foul/* "horribly dltry," with maggots in the lard they found. Both witnesses were emphnti their statements to 1 plaintiff's attorneys interposed fre quently objections to prevent their making their declarations stronger by stating conclusions instead of facts. Humane Society Officers. Ml:-.- Marie Irvin was first called to j jury * and t lie * i the :■ -îJind. She is tin- secretary and j treasurer <-f the Idaho State Humane i po.-ir-t; and has been since May, l%r.. j Khe visited the -laughter house of the j plaintiff Company Aug. 11 with StaP | For I- . « i < ' in', issioncs* Wallis ami j otlnr with whom v the reporter for j th.e C: : it.il News. She described loei loi ation ul the slaughter house as be-j ing i» a» isolated place. When they j got the jut of th in ;i 1 :. • • 1 irr.ag In the left <! i r id '*if an; e Wallis broke Lhc lard house in 1.1 by G feet, on a dirt floor like stove and On the right mt six inches. ,• Indescribably ef.uld rat lard jt of ch .■II »Shi br< ,.ff i-Ut. urrlblj stab "In a lard can was lard dirty with maggots and I said——" she continued, but Gibson objected. "The lard was depressably dirty and there v. m • two brooms that were imb'sorih n i I The filled itli gn-M so and flics —the fi i» s just clinging to tl •o brooms— they wc re indescribably dirt \ ; and 1 wj as told they were the 1)1*00 ms used in clean! r up. I noticed Til L * c • running across the floor and th*r .» worn nev v cans filled with lard and not old cans as » f intend» d to be thro wn away. Q. Was there anyt hing more you caw there? A. I don't th ink thei re could be any thlni ? more if 1 have reasonably de scril jed what l : saw. Mi : s Irvin to! d of sei [?ing dead chick € ? ■ : lyin': annin* 1; of th c hogs and sheep cor, ii incil within» v water or any evidence TOO LATI 2 TO CLASSIFY. W A \'Yi :i > Got m 1 2nd hand girl s Hi - « y ole. «'all 1 IUS N. 10th. S2.'»c FOI. : RENT 2 rooms with stove or gas he at. .15 W» i.shington. S23 FOR RENT — :. Phone 131.) J. lodern 5-room house. N 82'.« 1» H ; RENT—> Cicely furnished light Ik lUScke; ping rooms. 110» N. 14. 82«J WA NT ED -E.\| peri tuet *d chambermaid. RriM»»! Hotel. t ill KENT —3-roo m house !. furnished for light housela ••ping, $14.00 pel month. 60 «) 8. 1 3 th. 82! » ANTED— Steiiogi •aphers to rcgistei for positions. Re mington Typewritei WANTED—A for the wood SU' Bannock WANTED Man ram Ik Apply J irui tvlfe je SlllllN WANTED -\V »'rtrm. Must ' State price. Son scale suitable for bo in Rood condition. Address p. O. Box 62-. furnished ' 1 I few trees T. Booth, S23 in, McCarty S29 .FOR SALE—At 10 per cent discount ] of actual value, a 5-room modern ! house on X. 16th streqt. See Paul-j sen, 702 Main St. S-23 •7 - 7 ——— 7 --* I-olt RENT Two or three furnished | housekeeping rooms with sleeping ; only $10 per month. Phone j porch, S2 I.! US. EMMA J. BAILEY AND MBS. Orlando Baird, Splrella Uorsetieres, have gor.o to Salt Bake Olty where they will attend the Spirella Training School. For further information phone 2111 J. 823c T< > TRADE for good, c lear acreage near Boise, modern home finished in hard wood. All improvements in and paid for. Price, for sale or trade, $3150. This price is rock-bottom, and no in flated values will be considered. The Pefley Corporation, 206 McCarty building. tf I j WHAT IS? of water. There was no sign ut cither food or water. She said she dtd not go into the slaughter house, but she saw a little | building about 12 by 9 feet, used as a| sleeping place for the butcher. She j said tlie bed was indescribably dirty, i She told of c table showing that who ever slept there ate in the shack. There were new lard cans in the room, a small J stove and "this room was certainly too dirty and too filthy to be used near a place where meat is prepared." The P art Just quoted was ordered stricken out as being a conclusion, but she said the place was indescribably dirty and there were just swarms of flies—lots of them. She said it was remarked that these were the same kind of flies seen at Pierce park and that these flies made picknicking there unpleasant, Cross-Examination, This completed the direct examina tDm and she was simply asked on cross-examination if she had talked with any one except the attorneys for the defense about the case. She said, "Why, yea," in tones of such convic tion that she was excused without further examination. Another Woman Witnasi. Miss Fannie Marie Irvin was next called. Bho is a sister of the last wit ness and wont with her and the other party to inspect the slaughter house. She described the location of the place by tolling how they drove in. getting there, the slaughter house, she aaid, being located among the trees about a Dü 1 f mile from the main road. The lard house is a small building with tile door near the renter. She de. scribed tile interior and its contents, including the rendering kettle, the lard cans and n (treat kettle with lard In, the top of It being all covered with i dirt, filth, flies, "and it was all creepy," she said, there being something alivo in it that looked like worms. She told of the greasy, fly-bedecked brooms. The conditions were foul be yond description," she declared, arid the place was filled with dirt, files and other matter. , She noticed the shack used as a sleeping place. It was located about the distance across the court room from the slaughter house. "I didn't look in it," she said, "because I had had enough." The court, on motion of Gibson, or dered tho expression "because I had had enough" stricken out. She said the pens where the hogs', and sheep were kept were without! water or food being supplied. Shu sa i»l she saw dead chickens about the yard. There was no cross-examination and the witness was excused. Dr. M. W. Smith was the principal j witness today in behalf of the defend- | ant, the Capital News. He is one of' tho deputy pure food inspectors work ing under Wallis, the pure food inspec tor. He inspected the slaughter house on Aug. 13, together with Wallis and | others. He said they found the slaugh ter house open. It was not In a clean condition. The tools were not clean and ,la ' 1 not t» 0611 cleaned since last usage, but had clotted blood and other refuse. The clothing worn by the butcher was saturated with blood and other filth. In tDo hog vat there was several Inches of dirty, greasy sediment, which emitted a grout stench. There were flies cover ing this vat. They were big green, "blow flies." He described three kinds of flies that infect meat, some of them depositing live larvae on freshly killed meat. Ho said he noticed the big green files there. He said he saw no freshly killed meat that day. There was no tank for tanking the offal. The chute from the house to the river was In a filthy condition and at the back door only six or eight feet away there were hides and skins of hogs in a state of I decomposition, and under the killing ] platform there was a tub of blood and ! this and the decaying hides gave out a very bad stench. He said the building was screened but not Jn a way to bo of any practical | value. He said outside there was a pile ; of hog refuse and several dead chickens, j He tipped one over with Ills foot and fourni it tillvii with maggots I Mo until the lanl house Is a "board j and lint" building, one-half floored and ttie other Just dirt. The rendering vat was about full of cracklings and lanl from a previous rendering. Several pails of lard were found open with dirt, dust, flies and mice manure and other indications of mice about them. Outside the lard house was a kettle of tallow rtfuto. In eomo of tho lard ware crawling inaacta, flies ahd mice droppings. "I took the pails to bo now pailt, on whioh grease had been dropped, and tha dirt, flies and mica droppings had accumulated on them." These pails ware marked "Purs Lard," probably with tha name of tho market alto on, he said. Tha offal pila contained intes tines, heads, paunches, decaying animal lifa and rafuaa, which was one solid mass of maggots, and tha whole was covered with the big green or "blow" flies. He said they would readily ge from thia pile to tha meat. "Flies," ha said, "are oanaidarad one of tha great est moans of convoying disease germs to meat and alsowhtra." Ha aaid thay would convey garma of diphtheria, typhoid, aearlat fever, conaumption, syphilis and J URrrSH-ITJr.IAN WAR OVER: NET RESULT: ITALY CETS BARREN AFRICAN TERRITORY. BOTH COUmtu'ES HAVE HUGE WAR DEBTS mm V s\ u v » *o v r Upper clôture ehowa aome of Italy's new subjects In Tripoli; map showe relation of Tripoli to IUIy> at extreme left. Turkish Minister of War; at tha right, King Victor Emanuel of Italy. ' s Rome, Sept. 23.—If any further ar gument is needed to make out a clear case against war, the outcome of (lie present unpleasantness between Italy and Turkey should convince the most skeptical. Thousands of lives have been lost, millions of dollars have been spent, homes filled with tears, I commerce and Industry injured, taxes raised to tlie breaking point. All to what end? Peace negotiations are in progress and a treaty putting an end to hos tilities will soon be signed Both countries are much worse off than they were before the first shot was fired. Italy will get Tripoli, but the ne fiulsition of this barren strip of north Afrlra can hardly be regarded as an addition to the national wealth. Tripoli is inhabited by a sayage race j | | other diseases. He said the chute to the river con tained manure as well as blood and oth er offal. On the next day, Aug. 14, he again went out with the party in which was tho Capital News reporter. He said the slaughter house was in about tho same condition us on Hie day before iind thc butcher was engaged In skinning an animal. The offal was dropped down just under the animal being skinned and was opened up, allowing the stench to rise up directly into tho freshly killed beef. Mr. Wallis protested at this, and he also protested against the butcher spitting on the floor just where the meat was handled. Wallis told the reporter It was no fit place In which to prepare food products, calling especial at tention to tho files, the offal and some other conditions. "Two beef animals and three sheep had been slaughtered on this day and the newly dresseif meat was covered with flies and we saw them working Into the folds of tile meet nnd Mr. Wallis and I both called attention to the fact that tho flies were actually depositing their larvao in tho meat at that time," lie said. He said that on the second day he found that brush or other fuel had been thrown on the big offal pile and an effort was living made to Barn It. He said they remained until the slaughtering was completed. The butcher run tho meat Into what was intended to bo n cooling room but which In this »as»- was a hot room. The butcher did not clean the oil sktn clothing he wore but liuiig them up Just an they were and ho did not elean his slaughtering tools. When Wallis went to close up tho "cooling" room the butcher protested that tho ment would spoil there and when Wallis proposed to leave the meat out in the open room of tho slaughter house, the butcher complained that tho flies would spoil it. Tho pieces of meat were sealed, the doors of the slaughter house were sealed and the lard house door was sealed. He said there were several chickens ranging about und some of them were feeding on the offal pile. Down the stream ns far as they could see from where the chute entered the water from the slaughter house, they could hcc tie red from the blood flowing »lown flic chute. Cross-Examination. On cross-examination lie said the butcher explained tho condition of the hog vat by saying that It was nut of repair and could not be emptied. He Haid the butcher did not run any of the meats In the cooling room until lie quit slaughtering and then he ran them all in at the same time. Q. You say you saw some hog hides Just outside the slaughter house; now do you know whether they were hog hides or dead hogs left lying there? A. They might have been dead hogs left there to rot until the hides were left, but I took It for granted they were hides that had been thrown there. Q. Did you find any worms or In sect life In any of the cans (of lard) that you opened? A. -fat some of them I did, and In —an alien people who have nothing In common with their new rulers. The Tripolitans will lie hard to sub due and more lives will he lost, more millions spent, before these people will recognize the Italians as their masters. And once subdued, of what use will Tripoli be to Italy? Its lands are poor and unproductive cither of agricultural or mineral wealth. Except for a nar row strip along tho coast of the Med-! iterranean, Tripoli is a desert. The conquered territory will not bej useful as an outlet for Italy's crowd -1 ed population. Few Italians will care 1 to live there. Those who are in a position to know 1 »-edict that Tripoli will be a losing proposition to Italy for generations. It can never bo very useful to her. In spite of these facts, Italy agrees sonic of them I did not. Q. Did you find any maggots in any of It? A. There were so many kinds of In sect life nnd death that it would be luird for me to say whether some kinds should be called maggots or not. Q. What kinds of insert life did you see? A. I saw files—3 kinds of them— bugs, small beetles, mice manure. I can t remember what else except Just pure dirt blown In. Q. Could that lard be used for do mestic purposes? A. It could not In that condition. Q. Anil it so appeared did it not? A. It did to me. Q. Was that lard dingy? A. It was very. !■ Still you think the top could be sklmmcil off ar.d the balance sold as good lard? A. I think It could be done. Of ourse, more lard would have to be poured in. Wallis Cross-Examined. James H. Wallis was still on the wit ness stand under cross-examination at Ihe opening of enurt this morning. He was asked a number of questions rela tive to sewer system, water system at the slaughter house, the sealing of the doors to the slaughter house and the lard house. . Q. Did you give permission to take the heart, tongue and liver of the beeves slaughtered there that day? A. No. Q. Did any ono give such permis sion? A. No. Q. Were you ever engaged in butch- ! erlng animals? A. No. Q. Do you know whether when a 1 knife is stuck into the paunch of qn ! animal Just killed It will emit a stench I If the animal Is healthy? A. It did that day. Q Did you revoke the license of the plaintiff company for tho year 1912? A. Yes. Q. How did you do that? A. As Ihe law provides. Q. How was that? A. By marking it revoked on the records of my office and by giving them notice not to slaughter any more animals until the place was put in proper condition. The attorney brought out that the place had been Inspected last year and that then the company hud been com pelled to put in a cement floor which had not been in before It was ordered done by a deputy of the health depart ment. There was no water, he said, on the place except that supplied by this pitcher pump. There was no totlet. After finishing Ihe killing Ihe duy of the Inspection the butcher did not clean hit knives and Instruments except by Just dipping them into cold water standing near by. Q. How far was the paunch that the butcher stuck with the knife from which a vile odor came, from tha newly dressed beef? A. Right next to It. Q Do you know whether or not freshyl killed meats absorb filth and odors? I A. Yes, they do very readily. to compensate Turkey for the loss of Tripoli by ceding to tho Turks some portion of Italian territory In the Red sea; and further by paying Turkey nnnually a certain amount of the na tional debt. Turkey will retain a Med iterranean port, with it strip of terri tory allowing communication with the Arabs In the Interior. Both nations are near bankruptcy. As a result of the w ar Turkey will be forced to borrow at least $100,000,000, and negotiations are now being made for the loan. Italy lias been com pelled to borrow and to levy burden some taxes that would not have been levied had it not been for the war. The Italian people who at first clamored for war are now grumbling at the heavy load they must carry. They will not be so anxious for an other war. ! 1 ! I j j I : ! Q. IVhat knife did tho butcher use In sticking Into this paunch? A. The same one that he was butch ering with. lj. Did he go on butchering with it? A. Yes. Q. Did he clean It off? A. No, except to wipe*it off on the slicker that he wore while butchering. REBELS WILL NOT ATTACK MARINES Washington, D .C., Sept. 23.—Details of the progress of the relief expedition in Nicaragua make it appear the rebels generally have displayed a fair dis position towards the American naval force and the incident at Masaya Thursday night, where three Ameri cans were slightly wounded was not in spired by and of the leaders but was the work of a drunken rebel. This en couraged the officials here to believe there is no longer any probability of a fight between Admiral Southerland's forces and the rebels. Advices by American Minister Lang homo at Fan Jose, Costa Rica, regard ing the persons who signed the so called protest of Central Americans against American marines in Nic aragua doubtless will cause the state department to completely disregard the document. The minister reports the moving spirits were part of the Zolaya administration which the United States drove out of Nicaragua because of its atrocities and misdeeds. LOST PACKAGE IS FOUND BY JANITOR Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 23.—The pack ug»> containing $55,000 in currency which was mysteriously extracted from an express shipment fron» tha First Na tlonal bank here to the Louisville & Nashville pay car at Flomaton, Ala., was found here today at the rear of the hank by the negro janitor of the building. DEBS REPLIES TO COL. ROOSEVELT Pittsburg, Kan., Sept. 23.—Eugene V. Debs, Socialist candidate for pres Ident, in an address here today, an swered Roosevelt's recent reference to him as a "will o' the wisp." He said: "Angered because he was defeated by the Republican party, Roosevelt de. cided to have a party of his own. .He went to Chicago, nominated himself by acclamation, accepted the nomlna tlon and is now campaigning as the 'people's own candidate.' " THREE CONVICTS BEING WORKED AT NAMPA, ESCAPED Disappeared During Night and No Trace of Men Has Been Found—The Prison Board Acts. Although they were to have been paroled within three months, threo of the 12 convicts taken to Nampa a week ago to work on the Btate sanitarium for the feeble minded, made good their es cape last night from tile unguarded ».»»use In which thejr were quartered, and although special men have been out all day scouring the country, no trace of the fugitives was found at a late hour this afternoon and as It Is believed they left early In the night. It it feared they boarded a freight and arc now well out of the country. The escape is the fourth one made at Namiia during the past week and Warden Snook is up in arms over the "matter. Today he made a demand that the convicts be sent there be better guarded. With the members of the prison board he visited the scene of the escape this afternoon. One of the prisoners who escaped was John Corby, who was received at the penitentiary Nov. 1/, 1911, from Ada county to serve a sentence of from six months to five years for as sault with a deadly weapon. He is IS years of age, is five feet five and one eighth inches in height and weighs 139 pounds, 1ms light brown hair and gray eyes. Ihe other two men were both Mexi cans, one being Jose Garcia, who was sent up from Bonneville county July 14, 1911, to serve a sentence from six months to five years for burglary in the second degree. He Is 2R years of age, five feet nine Inches in height and weighs 150 pounds and lias black hair and eyes. Manuel Marclnez, the third man who took French leave, was received at the penitentiary April 29, 1911, to serve a sentence of from six months to five years for burglary in tho day time. He was sent up from Lincoln county. He is 25 years of age, five feet eight inches in height, weighs 153 pounds and has L eck hair and eyes. Princess Dies Suddenly. Madrid, Sept. 23.—Princess Myrta Teresa, sister of King Alfonso, died suddenly today from the effects of embolism. , (From Judge) Multum In Parvo. She thinks of dropping Latin, And all her friends concur; For, knowing he -, they quite agree Ono tongue s enough for her. BREVITIES Mrs. Edgar Wilson Is 111 at her home on Warm Springs avenue. A marriage license was Issueil this morning to Leslie B. Hayford and Blanche. Castle of Garden Valley. J. II. Wise left this afternoon for his ranch near Salem, where he will su perintend the harvesting of his big crop. Articles of incorporation were filed with the secretary of state today by the Welser Valley River Fair associa tion of Washington county. Tho as sociation is capitalized for $6500. A small rubbish blaze in tile rear of the Studebaker's building at Grove and Front streets, called out tho fin department yesterday morning and »be blaze was extinguished without dam age. The Boise Choral society* will hold Its first meeting tomorrow evening at S o'clock in the high school auditor ium. Work will be started at that time on the concert to be given for Christmas. Suit for $183.90 on a note, together with $60 attorney fees and interest from Out. 24, 1911, is brought In the district court by C. A. Carter against Harry W. Powers and Mona B. Pow ers. Tile original note was for $228.90, part of which had been paid. The suit Is notv brought for tho remainder claimed to be due. The first fall meeting of the Presby terian Brotherhood will be held at 6:30 o'clock tomorrow evening at the First Presbyterian church. The organiza tion proposes to take an active part in tho work of social conditions In tho city this winter and It Is likely plans will be laid for the policy to be pursued. H. B. McElroy will address the broth erhood. Charged with assault upon his wife, Henry Stevenson of 508 South Fifth street was arrested last night upon complaint of Mrs. Stevenson and will be given a hearing before Judge W. C. Bower tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Stevenson came to police head quarters Sunday afternoon, carrying her throe-months-ohl baby In her arms, anil with tears flowing down her cheeks appealed for protection from her husband? whom she stated had abused and beat her. She was placed in communication with Judge Bower and swore to a complain against her husband, who was arrested and re leased upon furnishing ball in the sum of $ 100 . Work Is progressing rnpldly on the $25,000 guard house being built at the penitentiary with convict labor and the superstructure of the building, which will b« tho best at the institution when completed. Is about up. The horns for the guards employed there Is being built of cut stone from the state quarry and will be two stories In height with a full basement. It will oontaln a laundry, gymnasium, dining room and living room, five large bed rooms and a large sleeping porch and will be mod ern in every particular. Plans for the building were drawn by Wayland & Fennell and work on the building has been going on for several months. REBaS ACTIVE HI STATEOfSONORA; American Lumber Center on Border Southwest of Juarez Threatened by At* tack of 600 Rebels. Douglas, Arlz., Sept. 23.—Although Sunday passed quietly In this imme diate vicinity, rebel bands have re sumed' their activities along the Southern Pnelfie lines In Sonora. A bloodless battle was fought 10 mile» south of Naeo after a band uf rebels Dad burned a small bridge on tho Catiancîi road. The pilot train guard was reinforced by troops from Naeo and Cananea, and the rebels were chased into the hills. Traffic Mas resumed today. A band of hostile Yaquis burned a bridge on the Toniohi branch of the West Goast line and a southbound train ran into the ditch before its de struction was discovered. A report from F.mpolme to Tucson says 50 rebels under Valenzuela are approach ing Fundlclon, which Is guarded by 15 rurales. A part of Campa's band cut telegraph wires at Ptierta, near Cnrlio, Sunday, and fled eastward, pursued, by Colonel Giror.e and 250 fédérais. Lumber Center Threatened. Juarez, Mex., Sept. 23.—Pearson, tho American lumber center southwest of here on the border. Is threatened by an attack of 600 rebels, who occupy tho mountains within five miles of tho town. Only 150 federal soldiers defend Pearson. General Antonio Rabago, fed eral cavalry commander, Is a few miles north, nt Casas Grandes, but lias sent no assistance. The federal army of Juarez is proceeding by train tou-ard the city of Chihuahua. The rebels about l'earson are reported to be com manded by Antonio Rojas, who a few days ago was operating in Sonora, by low Douglas. DEATHS—-FUNERA LS Mrs. Minnie L. Ward, wife of Davis L. Ward and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heffner, of Eagle, died of sept cemitt at 4:30 o'clock this morning. She was 40 years of ago and leaves, besides her husband, one son, besides a number of sisters and brothers. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock to morrow at the family home, Eigh teenth and Washington streets. Burial will be in Morris Hill cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Elenor Mc Mul len, wife of David McMullen and sis ter of C. II. Pack en ham, who die l Saturday, was held yesterday after noon at the home, one mile north f the Victory school house. Km . l'<> • - ers og Meridian officiated and burial was in Morris Hill cemetery. The body of Clyde Senter, who died here last Wednesday, will he taken to Hhophone tomorrow nnd buried beeid«» his father in the family burial plot there. THREE MINERS KILLED BY FALL OF EARTH Hobart, Tasmania, Sept. 23.—As a result of the fall of 400 tons of earth from the roof of the Mount Lyell mina Saturday threo miners were killed outright and five seriously. injured Several others were buried nnd a res cue party has started to dig thorn out. Democratic Committee Meets. New York, Sept. 23.—The Democratic national committee met hero today to consider what notion, if any. will ho taken in the ina| ter of urging the nom ination of u ' progressive Democrat" for governor. WILL TRAVEL 5,000 MILES TO SEE PLAY m mf: nw&s*'* À*., ' K Mlaa Marjorie Rambeeu. Mas Marjorie Rambeau, actreaa, will travel b.uuu miles To see a playr Lata In October she will leave Salt Lake city, where she la now playing In stock, and--journey to New York. Arrived In New York she will Ira me diately take ship tor England. Ar rived In London ehe will taxicab It to the Drury Lane theater. There ehe will witness a performance of "Every woman." Within forty-eight hours thereafter the will set sail for Ameri ca. Miss Rnrabeau has been engaged to piny the tills role In "Everywoman" this season, and her manager thinks abe ought to see the part acted be fore she herself undertakes tl. That accounts for tho Kng trip.