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THES 1 LVER BLADE
OFFICIAL PATER OF KOOTENAI COUNTY
I'tTlU .IS 1 ÎE 1 • SATURDAY Of EACH WEEK
THE SILVER BLADE PUBLISHING CO
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fH', HKADY Editor,
T E U M £3 :
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O .K Yk.au. IK KAlII IN ADVANCE.
S; x Months .'.
I'll 11 kk Months.
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SATURDAY
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Democratic National Ticket.
for I'tUMlcIun t.
W .1 UK Y AN.
Kiir Vine-if resilient.
AI 1 LA I E. STEVENSON.
For Presidential El
rtors.
. 1 . W REID of Nor. Porcu.
E. ,r. DOCKERY of Ada.
B. .1. Ufcll of niiisham.
■STATE TICKET.
Fill- United Slates Senator.
FRED T. mlBOlfc.
uir dud){o.
If. O. ai'OOKSLAOEU.
b\>r tfuprci
For (*( ) 1 »K renantHn.
TlfUMÀS L. OLENN.
For Uovcliim
FlUNK W. HUNT.
For Unir, «mint Governor.
THOMAS F. TERRELL.
For Atlorru-y (lopuri^l.
FRANK MARTIN.
Fur Rucrxl ury of Si life.
f 3 . ItAHSETT.
Fur.StitU' TriM-tnvr.
.1. ,L PLUMER
For St ill „ A hi lit-.v.
K. W. JONftS.
.For Supi rlnliiiuloiit of Piilillc Iustruction.
MISS I'EliMEAL F14ENUH.
For Mine Inspector.
MARTIN JACOBS.
COUNTY TICKET.
f-'o r Sgi' e Senator.
, S. I', DONNELLY,
For Memla-i-s of the LcgLInturc.
. 1 . T. SCOTT.
J. C. WHITE.
lV'.t. DWYER,
For Slier ill'.
,c. w. dyer.
For Treasurer
W.',t. McCLURE.
Fpr Assteioioi'. ,
ft. J. MoftTtlWlCK.
F'or 4 'n>lmtv .bulge.
.1 C. BKaDY.
For County Attorney.
JÀ'mks graham.
Fur, Cog 11 1 y SoperliiLumlent of Public In
»U-uctioM.
DANIEL VAN IIUZ.ER.
For Coll rrly Surveyor.
B. It. WILLIAMS..
For Coroner,
J>H. U. K. BARKER.
FurCminty I \mi in Ik.- loner, First District.
1». I». McKINNIS.
For Count y Öoiiiiiilsslonor, Second District,
r. W. RYAN.
For t «wily CKininlssioiwr. Tblrd District.
W. W. UUS1I.
FALSE CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS.
Tii.: or.fiir try republican orftor
seems to have profound confidence
in tire ignorance of his hearers..
He seems to think that nothing is
toj gross or improbable for his
auditors to swallow. Thus, for
example, we find VV. F. Whittaker,
republican nominee for state sen
ator, a man who has never paid
one dollar in taxes in this county,
telling his hearers at the meetings
he is now holding how they are
being imposed upon by fusion
county officials, and why they
should elect republicans to office
in order to have a just and econo
mical management of county affairs.
He is attempting to deceive his
hearers, and before he completes
his tour of the county he will find
his statements challenged by all
men who have lived in the county
long enough to become identified
with its interests.
In his mad attempt to show that
the debt ot the county has increased
under the fusion administration, he
is comparing the indebtedness of
the county at the ffresent time with
that of January yt||, 1H98, the time
when' the l%et republican official
tyas oust®«! ffom public office. No
«toe wiH dk-ny'the tact that the in*
debtedness of the county at this
time is greater than it was on
January gth, 1898. But why this
is true is easily explained. When
the auditor and treasurer made
tfieir joint annual report on Jan
uary gth, 1898, Mhe bulk oï the
taxes for that year had already
been paid in> while at the present
time the taxes of the county are
now due and will be paid in before
the 9th of next January, the date
on which the auditor and treasurer
will make their next annual report.
ff Mr. Whittaker wanted to be
fair in the matter he would con
trast the annual report of 1898 with
that of 1899, hut he is not doing
j|| j this. He is contrasting the report
H of 1898 with the report of the
f|| auditor and treasurer for the third
■ quarter Of 1900, or, in other words,
.j he is comparing the ii comes f >r
one year only with the expendi
tures of twenty-one months, and
because he finds the expenditures
greater than the incomes for that
period of time, he is telling the
taxpayers that they are being
swindled and robbed.
No one with any political honesty,
would attempt to deceive the
people in such a manner,
only true comparison that can be
made must be made after the taxes
are collected for this year, when
the amount of the debt will be
diminished by the amount of taxes
collected. Mr. Whittaker's prop
osition is so thin that even a school
boy can see through it, and we
would advise him to devise some
other means of deceiving the
people if he wishes to make votes
for himself or his party.
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The
GET YOUR NAHE ON REGISTER.
The poll books of the various
registrars throughout the county
show that a considerable portion
of our voters have not yet recorded
their names. The number of those
who are qualified to- vote if the
election occurred tomorrow is con
siderably smaller because the list
undoubtedly contains the names of
many men and women who, since
they registered, have changed their
residence and are now living out
side the county. Therefore it Is
certain that the total registration
is several hundred less than it
ought to be.
We urge upon every democrat,
every populist and every silver re
publican the necessity of register
ing for himself and seeing that his
neighbors and acquaintances are
registered. If you cannot do any
other work for your party, you can
at least do this, and it is no insig
nificant service.
Advices from the various pre
cincts show that the republican
women have almost all registered,
while among the fusionists there is
apathy and neglect. Those who
espouse the cause of William Jen
nings Bryan must be warned, or
they will find the polls closed to
them on November 6th. No patriot,
can afford to lose his vote this year.
Fusionists should exert themselves
strenuously every day from now
on until the 2nd of November,
when the_books will be closed, to
see that the full fusion vote is
registered.
This is no vague and general
admonition, but it suggests a
present and important duty to every
reader of these lines.
In
is
his
for
all
the home can be rebuilt,
he -was about $4.0,000,
of insurance
"1 tell you, if tiryfin is elected
the horroi of Galveston will not com
pare with what will happen. A hur
ricane of disaster will sweep the coon
try and carry away every ve-iige of
prosperity." T'bus spake H uma ai !
Chicago. Asa calamity howler he i>
in a fair way to wiu the blue ribbon,
The soldiers' home at Boise was
destroyed by fire last Tuesday
night, and one of (he aged vet
erans, a man named Thos. Jiayes,
was suffocated in his room. The
rest of the eighty inmates were
gotten out uninjured and will be
housed in temporary quarters until
The loss
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with 520,000
>r
WHO SHOULD VOTE FOB McKINLEV' ;
k Those jylio believe th»t ouriforni j
Ôf government as established by
!
volutionary father^is "a. baçk
et, '-'-should vote for McKin
aurfe
nunib
ley.
Those voters who do not believe
in the warning given his country
by George Washington in his fare- f
well address, wh«re he says: "Be
ware of entangling alliances, avoid
should vote for McKinley,
them,
Those who favor éntangling alli
ances-, such as we ate ih with
Great Britain, should vote for
McKinley.
Those who desire to bequeath
to future generations an imperial
form of goVetmfient should vote
fof McKipley.
Those who do not sympathize
with a weak couritfy struggling for
liberty should yote fot McKinley.
Those who believe ill acquiring
by Cotigfess country for provinces
should vote for McKinley.
Those who believe it is right to
keep acquired territory as prov
inces for the purpose of serving a
duty on its products because it is
unconstitutional to do it in any
other way, should vote for McKin
ley.
Those who believe in trusts
should vote for McKinley.
Those who believe in granting
special privileges to land grant
corporations should vote for Mc
Kinley.
Those who believe with Alex
ander Hamilton in centralizing our
government by denying our states
any rights and nominally abrogat
ing all state lines and by so doing
inaugurating our imperial govern
ment, should vote for McKinley.
Those who favor legalizing the
robbery of the poor for the benefit
of the rich, should vote for Mc
Kinley.
Those who favor special legisla
tion in the interest of the money
kings and against the interest of
the masses, so the money kings
may control the currency, should
vote for McKinley.
Those who favor no legislation
for the protection of the masses
shoukl vote for McKinley.
Those who favor government by
injunction should vote for McKin
ley.
of
Is
it
re
his
are
is
or
to
to
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Those who favor exact equal
laws to govern both rich and poor,
compelling each and everyone to
pay their fair share of taxes to the
amount of their protection and
their wealth, should without any
hesitation vote for Wm. J. Bryan,
who is unquestionably the cham
pion of the masses.
THE ALASKA OUTRAGE.
It is hard to make a republican
believe that the American llag has
ever been hauled down from territory
where it was once planted. They
forget about the Porcupine district
in Alaska. This strip, from which
the American flag has been hauled
down, and over which the British
flag has been hoisted, averages about
twenty miles in length. It contains
valuable gold mines and timber, and
its cession transfers not only these
but 2,000 American miners to British
jurisdiction. Great Britain never dis
puted Russia's title to the strip, nor
did it dispute ours for twenty years
after the purchase of Alaska from
Russia. It discovered that it had a
claim only when it discovered that
1 he fand was rich in gold and that
it wanted this and au Alaskan sea
port.
Had England owned the strip she
would have gone to war rather than
abandon it. Yet what England would
saerillee life aiul treasure to keep,
McKinley gives away for nothing. In
the face of the gift of the Porcupine
district; and the Hay-Pauucefote
treaty, which by prohibiting us from
fortifjiug would give Great Britain
eciiurul of the Nicaragua canal in
1 mu- of war, it is idle for republican
of Speakers or anybody to deny* the
! existence of a secret Anglo-American
i> alliance. If therq were .no such
alliance, McKinley would be less gen
erous to England aud. more just tu
his own country. The reason for the
alliance is to be found iu the fact
ihat. the adtmtilstrajûou and its party
waqt to keep the Philippines, and
the archipelago can be kept only by
England's sufferance. In seizing the
islands with the intention of Vetalriing
them we have lost our.independence
•and become England's catspaw.
•i You-can't keep them.. You don't;
I waut to keep Vhem-rr-you sell them!
f The Flor de Hannltoft Cigar.
REPUBLICAN METHODS.
;
j
those who have always taken an
active interest in politics or
Life long republicans, aside fronf
candidates for offices, are having
very little to say during this cam
but thetc are many of them
•ho have done a good deal of
are
a
paign
f thinking, and a few have made
thebe thoughts public. It has loHg
beerbe/ident Chat they were dissat
isfied with the bdurSe pursued by
thè present leaders of the tbpubli
can party of this county. They
have seen A ring who cdriducted
to
a
is
the affairs of the county govern
ment in this county during the past
töh years dictate the nortiinatiohs
of the republican bounty conven
tion. They now see the devices
of this same ring in attempting to
deceive the people on the eve of
an election by making wholesale
charges of corruption in office of
which specific details are never
given.
They have seen men who never
held public offices reap larger re
wards than those who are obliged
to contribute to the expenses of
the campaign. They have seen
peanut politics played long enough
around the Ratlidrutn courthouse,
and know that the best interests of
the county have been lost sight of
at the begrimed counters in the
game. Until it can shake itself
clear of those dictators there is
little hope tor it, afad it is not sur 1
prising that many republicans, true
and tried, should be compelled to
abandon the party when it is so
completely lost to honest dealings.
the
of
by
• BRIBERY AND COERCION.
The trusts are sending broadcast
letters offering jobs to trauding meu
on the condition that McKinley is
re-elected. Here is a part of an
epistle sent by the Montclair Rubber
company of New York city, a branch
of the. rubber trust, to a traveling
man who is making occasional trips
on the road for a Spokane house, and
wno was formerly in their employ.
Dear Si rJ We would like to have
you consider the following conditional
proposition, subject to tile election of
McKinley and other trade conditions;
We wish to secure a number of
good salesmen to sell our goods ex
clusively during November, Decem
ber, January, Februaiy and March,
or as much of that, time as possible,
and also during the entire year of 1901
if mutually satisfactory.
pur idea is if McKinley is elected
to start our salesman the following
Monday. November 12 , and push hard
for trade as long as any can lie found
to pay for the expense and effort. We
do not know if you are situated so
you can travel exclusively with our
goods during the months mentioned,
but should like to hear from you.
This is only the beginning. It is
•to be expected that within a few
weeks houses connected with trusts
will notify traveling salesmen, as was
doue in 1896 , that their services will
probably not he longer needed if
McKinley is defeated. To offer a
citizen a means of livelihood if he w. 11
smother his con victions arid support a
particular candidate is bribery; and
to- assure an employe that he will
lose his place if he does not support,
a particular candidate is intimida
tion- Both are crimes against free
government, and imprisonment, in tne
penitentiary is too mild a punishment
for miscreants who commit them.
to
the
and
any
has
and
dis
nor
a
PALPABLE DECEPTION.
For the benefit of those who
wish to contradict the statements
made by republicans that the debt
of Kootenai county has increased
under fusion rule, we again pub
lish a statement showing that the
debt at the end of the first year of
fusion rule was but $768.00 more
than at the beginning of the year,
while from 1891 to 1898, under
republican rule, the average yearly
increase was $13,667.75. The fol
lowing are the debt statements of
the county, as shown by the audi
tor's and treasurer's annual state
ments:
she
In
in
the
tu
the
by
the
1891
.? 5 &, 5 i 3 - 3 i
..... 110,637.04
..... 118,096.32
. i 3 8 ' 6 35-53
. 1 54 » 974 -46 ;
. 1 56 .365-00 ;
. 1 51 .* 799 -04
.■ 165.85-5.5».
. 166,623157
Campare these figures with those
1892
1893
l 8 g 4 .
i 895
1896 .
1 897 .
1898 .
i «99 .
made by republican campaigners,
and if you find these at variance
examine the records for yourself,
and you will find that republicans
are attempting to deceive you.
llo will
Frank Worden of Harrison has been
in town for several days.
; leave Monday for Sumas,
where he will reside in the future.
Wash., i
. i
SOME DIFFERENCES.
Here art 1 the ésscn|lal dill»' reue»)
between the orfeari^/atiAns respective^' t
represented by President McRinldJ
and Mr. Biÿari;
standing
cndiUlres,
favors large
• One party
armies, Immense public exp
a government of grandeur and mag
tarilfs,
high protective
a
ni licence,
british colonial policy, great, combi
nations of corporate wealth and a
centralization of power.
The other party favors a
atiee of the phiin and simple govern
ment of oirr fathers, public expendi
tures limited to the act mil necessities
of the government, tariff taxation for
public purposes only, an army for
defense and not for conquest, compe
tition in business free from monopo
continué
listie combinations.
Which of these does the citizen who
special advantage from
Which should he
derives no
legislation favor?
favor?
Ann the people .weary of the ex tor-,
tions of trusts
of tile shooting of
oilier crime than'
1
Filipinos fur no
loving liberty, of the heavy taxation
imposed to carry on the war in the
orient, ot control of the enactment
and adininistration of law in private
interest, ami of the concent ration of
wealth that is separating society into
classes, establishing Inequality and
endangering free institutions?
they arc, they can apply 11 u effective
remedy by electing William . 1 . Bryan.
Whether t he coéditions of which They
are victims shall lie abolished or con
tinue depends upon their wise or un
wise use of the. ballot.
If
POLITICAL NOTES.
The republican campaign in the
county is practically over while The'
fusionists have just begun.
The lmbois meeting at Coeur
d'Alene Thmsday night was the
largest attended meeting of the cam
paign.
J. (J. Callahan and J. C. Brady held
:arge and enthusiastic meetings at
Bonner's Ferry, Newport, Priest Hiver
and I.,acle£le during the past week.
The republicans of Coeur d'Alene
"hauled down their Hag" before tle
Du bois meeting opened, bnt W. II,
McFarland was equal to the occasion
and soon had 1 lie hall nicely decorated
is
so
is
if
a
11
a
pro
is campaigning
:
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In the evening the Î
, . !
Instate
V
until the
jj r . j
Iiussey left on the westbound
train Thursday morning >tor a sbort j
honeymoon, after wbicluhey. will he
at home t6 their many friends In „..r
again.
Jou Bowers of Hauser, in presiding
at the fusion rally there, showed that
he is a pretty good single handed
talker himself and able to discuss
campaign issiics with anyone.
The republicans offer to bet they
will carry at least- four of the 47
cinets in this county.
The people in the north end have
not forgotten the forest leserve.
Capt. Ja-. G rani m
in the south end jins week.
•luilgi
eiligen at Hop«.
Judge VV. If.
Clagett,
the silver
ton g tied orator of the northwest, de
livered an
"addreKs to the people of
Hope on Thursday night of this week.
Manning's hall was lilted to overflow
ing, and the judgt
issues of the campaign as
Clagett can. lie is
discussed the
niy Judge
t only master
of the art of oratory but. lie is thor
oughly conversant with public allai
aud his arraignment of the McKinley
administration was the most powerful
political argument that inis ever been
delivered iu KooLenai
1 S
county.
The democratic central committee
hope to secure him lor at least three
more addresses in the county.
of
of
ELMIRA,
From Our Special Corj . wmmijeiit.
•Frank Bussey and 'Miss (Tiara Sän
ke)' were united in the imly Ixmds uf
matrimony, Wednesday, at the home
of the bride's
Dydgc,
Ferry officiating,
many friends of the
sister, M rs,
the Ilev. Hope of Bonn
Clarence
gathered at the home of
and indulg'd in dancing
wee hours of the
Mrs.
morning
Mrs.
little berg.
i
The campaign committee of the
fusion forces have 'arranged dates for
; fusion rallies ns follows:
; Chirk's Fork
Fusli,11 UnlliuK.
.Monday, Oct. 15
Kootenai..Tuesday, Oct: Hi
Fliuira .......... Wednesday, (jut 17
Cypeland.
Fort 1*1 ill..
Naples.
... Thursday, Oct. -18
. Friday, Oct. 19
...... Satlmluy, Oct. 2u
At these rallies national, stale and
county issues will be discussed by
well-known speakers. Other dates
wiH be made iu a few days
Fd-r Sale.
-7- A good wagon
at>c hapbess for $ 123.00
team
. ... Mee Tobiinie.:
i OuoKv foqraud a-fialf iiiiles east, 0 f I
Uathffinni Idaho •
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COMMISSIONERS 1 PROCEEDfSC
COM MISS IONKRSF JOURfc AJj ,, j
SPECIAL MEETING.
Tuesday, September 25, Hioo.
board of county oommissione
ro met
at 1U o'clock a. to., Iq special ^ s .
sion, purkii'.intfo calf.' • Y
The- conTtntssTrWcfs 'fff osent. wöF«
N. O. £isÿm{ L./T.niittomqre
A. N. Tucker.
In the matter of the resignation of
Win. Alt as registrar of Harrison,
precinct, , ,
The resignation of Wni. Alt
registrar ,.of Harrison precinct
laid before the hoard, and on motion
the same was accept»«!.
On motion M. W. Frost
apt)
aa
was
apj
was
appointed as registrar of said n
ci net. t<' •ill'll She ' vacancy create! by
the resignation of Win. Ait.
ro
The contract for building a édtfnt}
road in roarl district No 4.1 from the
back river brltJg^.Basrt, to the ivcAs
lino of road dmnbt Tfo. i, and {life
contract for building a road in mart
district, No. 7, from Alex Quarries'
place to title west line of road district
No. 7 , being completed, and the same
having been inspected by Commis
sioriers Sisson arid Tucker, on motion,
the said roads are hereby accepted
and declared public highways, and'
the auditor is hereby authorized td:
dr&w warrant# for the foBowl
in payment ofjbopt%fcypfleg of
roads, viz.
Merry SlgVio, et al., contract price
for building road in road district
No. 7 , SI, 000 , ,
bills j
said »
ng
Jerry Slavin et al., contract prit«,,
for building road in toiad district
No. 43 , J> 800 . -it
Now at this lime the hoard ad
journed sine die. -
f
N. G. SISSON,
. Chairman
J no. C. Callahan, Clerk.
l!y A. Cook, Deputy.
lion. Thoÿ. L, t,l<-nil'« A.ldrexs.
Iloo..Thoi, L; Gluon of Montpelier,
fusion candidate for representative in
congress frboj fc&is- state, spoke tea;
fair-sized audience at the court house
Tuesday' evening; Mr. Glenn was ill
and had to* cut his address short on
that accodrrf; hut what he did say .
was well received and heartily ap- ;
plauded by his hearers. His remarks '
were devoted to an arraignment, jif• ,
the republican party for its financial,
policy, past and present, and the.
scoring the g. o. p'. received at bis
bands for juggling With the monetary
system of the country in (lie interest [
of tile bankers ând money trusts was
richly deserved and met with the 1
hearty approval of his auditors. He.
also gave a few remarks on thé ira
periulistic policy of the republican
party and devoted a, small portion of
his tfnre in s-howfng tip ihe class legis
lation of the party of trusts and
militarism. The speaker's remarks
were heartily applauded throughout,'
and it is to be regretted that illness
prevented the honorable gentleman
from addressing at more length an
audience which was most highly
pleased with his utterances and felt ;
greatly disappointed, to, sav the least,
in his inability to prolong ids speech.
Mr. Glenn rnftde-St good, and lastiflg
impression upon his audience and wilE
irtidonbtedly • receive the heai'ty sup*?,
port of the fusionists in all section^,
of the 6tate fit the polls In tfovemberij;
FuhIou Kally nt Hop«. «
When the fusion conventions atv
Pocatello endorsed Dubois for. the
United Statàes sengte the goldbu|S
press at• touch
the various^ cciufttlcfi' would,
their conventions were held, répudiât#
the agrèem cut'find begin to stir u P a j|
: much strife as they could in countie||
i where they hud reason
Î UM»le were^ mifriemlli, to thmu .7
! Then the question of perfecting the
Instate fusion bÿ'Tnclüding t-he popm
lists looked U> them so serious that
, ,k a i,
j they for the time centered their.
1" tLat direction, and to that
j end sent Ihefr chief boodler to
^ l>«yenV l fM'$fufiopr '< ^*T '
But Iri tho'igeajitjinle the county con
ventions''" were held and a complet«
fusion effected .on County tickets. 3*0
better instance of the good feeling I
existiipi among tbe fdform forces cao
be found than that of the recent
meeting iu Hope, when, Senator Du
bois being unable to- speak, Jucigf
his former rival, took bL
A ttest:
S
r
to believe tb
Clagett,
place. • '
Him. Frank Martin's Appoint mints.
candi
Hon. Frank Martin, fuslou
dato fi^r' attorney general, will spea
in this county as follows:
Sand point, Monday, Oct.
ltathdrum, Tuesday, Oct. 23 -
Coeur d'Alene, Wednesday, Oct.
li'.H i ison, Thjnssday, Oct. 25 .
Mri MaHi'tu &7tn afile at#»* 1
a-' ikidd-s peaked i< * WsttfetÖ hea
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