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« 5# ï-'î 'S- î S'®*® •) § OFFICIAL PAPER 2 OF KOOTENAI m i t ttH w t wt COMMERCIAL PRINTING Of ALL KINDS. $ •) i OOUNITY, IDAHO, g I |51.50 PER YEAR. RATIIDRtJM, IDAHO. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28. 1902. VOLUME VIII. NUMBER 33. »♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ »♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦»*»♦♦♦♦♦»»»»»»»»»»++ ! | I HE P UAAPKIN. I I n H, greenly and fair In the lands of the Where the crook-necks are colling and yel sun. The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run. And the rock and the tree and the cottage ebfold, ■ ., With broad leaves alt greenness and bios- Ah! on Thanksgiving Day, when from east toms all gold, and from weit, Like that which o'er Nineveh's prophet once From nerth and from south come the pll grew, grim and guest, While he wnlted to know that his warning When the gray-halred New-Euglaiider sees was true, round Uls-board And longed for the storm-cloud, and Us- The old broken links of affection restored. When the eare-wearled man seeks bis moth er ouee mors. And the weru matron smiles where the girl smiled before, On the banks of thè Xenll, the dark Span- What moistens the Up and what brightens Ish maiden the eye? ' Comes up with the fruit of the tangled vine What ealls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie? o low fruit shines, And the sun of September melts down on his vines. teued In vain For the rush of the whirlwind and red Bre raln. luden; . And the Creole of Cuba laughs out to be hold Oh, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days re Through the orange leaves shining the broad ealllng; Roheres of gold; When the wood grapes were purpling and Yet with dearer delight from his home In brown Huts were falling! the north, When wild, ugly faces we carved Iu Its skin, On the fields of his harvest the Yankee Glaring nut turough the dark with a caudle looks forth, within! A THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL STORY T was Charlie Town's 1 first yqar at the Val ley "Prep" School, and he had made the varsity! This is a most unusual thing for a fresh man to do, for most of them are away below the average of strength and weight necessary to tho "line"* and "hacks," who, as a rule, are two or three years older, and that at a period of growth when two or three yeara per mit u wonderful in < reuse in bone, sinew and solid muscle. virtue of his cat like activity and phenomenal ^print ing abilities, Char lie was a fixture at the all-important position of quarter back. He was en vied by his elass men, less fortunate; his companionship sought by the sen _iors, and—oh! su preme pinnacle of joy—he wns praUed by the coach! Still he was not happy. "I tell you it is a perfect shame," growled Barnes. "Here you are the only freshman who has ever made quarter on our varsity, and now, just as we are to have the hardest game of the season our hands, and not another fellow who the ball without fumbling and fti >i Still, by nv £ on can pass give signals without mixing them, you want to go off home and eat turkey with your father! Where do you think we come in, anyway?" "Dad couldn't ent a Thanksgiving din ner without me," said Charlie. "Then why don't he come up here and eat It?" snarled the now angry Barnes. "I guess ho can put up with the sort of fare that the rest of us will chew, can't he?" "There's an epidemic," explained Char lie. "Every infant that could manage it in our little town has the diphtheria or whooping cough or something, and those that are not sick are trying their best to catch it, and my father is the only doctor in the place. It is out of the question for him to leave, and we have never yet failed to be together on Thanksgiving You see, there are only we two The door opened, and a tall, sturdy fellow entered just in time to hear the last words. ït was the Captain of the team. He took a seat on the edge of the narrow bed and eyed Charlie stern ly. "What's this I hear," he said. ''«bout your not playing,in the game with Mill ville on Thanksgiving Day?" "I have to go home to spend Thanks giving, that's all," answered Charlie. "BarneB has told me how you : about it," continued the Captain, but, see here, Town, we have beaten Mill ville four years straight, although always by the skin of our teeth. Now, we haven t a chance this year without you, and you know it Black is a good little sub, but he can't be depended upon to handle the men in a big game like this. Andrews can't pass the ball without fumbling to save his life, and you are the only quarter we can possibly play and win. You won t desert us just now, when we_hav«i not been defeated this season, right here In the face of the very hardest game of all, will you?" "I must go, Dick," cried Charlie ta de Dad would never forgive me If Day. left. feel spalr. I did not" "But how about my 81 m haa counted upon your the game and then seeing you ewt. of thing, to Millville, maklng forty Jh run. around the end and goal, from •later, yonr opp? taking her to do all the field, you know. Have you thought about that?" "I haven't thought of anything else for a week," groaned Charlie, "but 1 can't help it. I shall have to tell her at sup per to-night." "Well, in that case we can't rank yon as one of the varsity," said the Cap tain, rising. "You will have to go on the playing lists as substitute, that's all," and he went out, closing the door not too gently behind him. The Valley Preparatory School was a co-ed ucatloual institute, and the schol ars of both sexes only met at classes and at the long tables in the dining room. The boys and girls were seated on opposite sides of these tables, and the owner of that particular pair of bright eyes smil ing at one from across the table was known as "my opp," a more or less affec tionate abbreviation for "opposite.'.' Char ley sat at the training table, where, of course, no girls were allowed, but before he had been elevated to this much-coveted position, he had for his "opp" Millie Barr, the Captain's sister, and the prettiest girl in the school. Charlie's place, opposite hers, was still vacant, and he slid into it at supper that night and remained there in conversation with her until the meal served, when he went to his place was at the training table with the rest. She had not grown angry and scoffed at his resolution like his chum, or tried to ar him out of his intention, as did her gue brother, but quite agreed that he must to his father, although she let him that she should be greatly disappoint ed by his absence. Charlie started upon his homeward journey in a very unsettled stnte of mind. He felt that the entire school considered him a deserter, and if they lost—well, he would be blamed for the stigma of de How hard he had worked for his go see feat. place on the varsity and how prornl lie had been of It—the only freshman quar ter that had ever played on Valley School! Then, how the team had re sponded when he had given the signals, always like clockwork, with a smooth nees and precision that got the ball in play so rapidly and behind such perfect interference that the unbroken list of vic tories was, after all, a result to be ex pected. And now to have that list mar red by a defeat, and at the hands of Mill ville, their keenest rival! His muscles tightened at the thought of the grim of the strnggle. No. Black could He had never t t If pleasure not handle the team, grasped the signals as he should, and he lacked confidence. He could not pass the ball with the necessary accuracy, either, although in this respect he was much better than Anderson, the other "sub." Well, Valley School would be defeated at last and he might have guided the team to victory. And what would Millie Barr think? She had been very nice about and quite agreed that he should go But she must have it. home at this time, been fearfully disappointed. Well, per haps she did not mind so much, after all. Some other fellow would take her. He gritted his teeth at the thought of that. Then perhaps »he would not mind ko much'if the fellows of Valley School were beaten. No, of course not; girls did not have that school spirit that made the coming game bound the whole horizon for him Girls could not make such sacrifices he would make, if he only could, just that team the way he had before, at the opposing line until a as to run to hammer , . , .... weak spot could be found; to send the ends down the field like lightning on the heels of a long, low punt; to skirt the oDDOsing ends behind perfect interference and run fifty yards to a touchdown; per „ _ t0 _but what was the use of think ing about it? It was all behind him now. and getting further away with every min i»te'a flight of the rushing tram. He u as glad* he had left It all. He would see Dad aoon! Old Dad! How hard he must working, with all tho B e annoying, squalling little wretches, sick, all over the town He must be lonesome, there all by himself- Yes, he was glad he was going Dad, and let the school rage if it hap be wanted t0 What wus school compared to Dad, anyway? Charlie was roused from hia brown study by the brakeman's roar of "Bar bridge!" in his ear. He had to changé cars here. He descended to the station platform and stood waiting for the other train, when the telegraph operator tapped mm on the shoulder. "Mr. Charles Town?" he asked. Charlie nodded and was handed a telegram. "Wait where yon are," he read. "Will reach Bar bridge at eleren five." His father's name was signed to the message, and upon looking at his watch .Charlie found that he had but three minutes to wait, paced the platform impatiently, trying to gueae the cause of this very unusual re gnest. until the train came in. His fath | er sprang from the platform of the smok er and came to meet him with beaming I face. .. . He "1 thought I would catch you. hoy," he said. "I wired to four points on the line to be sure of you. I want to st« yo« win that game for Valley School." Char lie's heart swell«] with a sudden joy, so keen that he could not speak; then sank again. "1 don't believe I can get baek in time," he faltered. "It takes four hours from here, you know, and there's no trahi for an hour, mid the game begins at 8." "Nonsense!" said his father. "I'll wire them to delay matters, and you know contest ever conies off on time, anyhow." When they reached the academy town they found the streets deserted. "Every one is at the field," said Charlie. "Hear that?" no A faint gust of cheering came from the grounds, half a mile away. Valley School had grim visions of de feat. The first half had closed with a score of 0 to 0, in Millville's favor. The enemy had slowly, stubbornly, advanced the ball the length of the field .for a touchdown, after smashing the choicest trick plays of Valley School's eleven. A goal had followed. The home team was not pulling together. The players did not get off well at the signals. The ball was not put in play properly. Fumbles were frequent. Their pet play, a bluff right-eud run, a delayed pass, and then a mass on left tackle, had resulted iu a loss every time it had been tried. Their confidence was gone. Still their defen sive game was excellent. Time after time there had been Individual plays of the most sensational order, yet they could not advance the hall. Millville had slowly but surely worn them out, driven them hack and ever buck toward their goal line, then past it, and they were a beaten team at the end of the first half. a of of it Now the second half had begun. The hall had been in the play scarcely live minutes, and Millville, by steady ham mering of the lino, had forced the ball to Valley School's ten-yard line. A small contingent from Millville shouted madly. The crowded grand stand was silent. The coach pranced up and down the side lines and implored a brace. It came. Three times the Millville warriors butted their heads into a defense that would not yield. They had not tried a trick play once. On the next signal the full back, behind three players, licked around left end. Half the Millville team were before them in an iuataut. but Millville's lusty right guard had the ball, and he plunged through the weakened center. He col lided with a stocky little figure and fell back a yard. The substitute quarter (Black) had by a magnificent tackle sav ed Valley School from another touch down. Black lay still. Ho was raised and sup ported off the field. Then from the grand stand came a chorus of feminine ehaers. A little figure had shot out of the gym nasium and out on to the field. "Char lie!" "Charlie Town!" shrieked the girls in the grand stand. Valley School had the ball. The Millville man arose, but he Charlie punted out of danger. The ball was Millville's at the center of the field. They started to push their wsy down the field again, but the Valley School eleven had decided that they did not want to be pushed. Millyille tried again and again, hut made no gain. Their Captain signaled for a kick, but some ruffian from Valley School broke the line, blocked the kick, got the ball, ran off with it and would not stop until he hsd gone thirty yards. This was awful! not understand it. Why couldn't this team stay beaten? From the under grad uates on the side lines came a roar of Town!" lie re in ex Millville could "Charlie Town!" "Charlie "First down!" "First down!" Then Millville's Captain called for a His team were perfectly willing brace. to brace, and they braced so hard Mid played so low that Charlie had no diffi culty in hurdling the line. He leaped over the back of the little tackle, dodged the backs and, running three feet to bis pursuers' two, made a beautiful touch down directly between the goal posts. Of course, he kicked the goal. The score was tied, but the Millville blood was up. Try as they would, the Valley School team could not get beyond the Millville's 20-yard line, and there the hall was with only one minute to play. Millville knew thnt Charlie would try a goal from the field, and they prepared to break through, and two seconds after the ball had left Charlie's toe he was imme diately buried under several hundred pounds of hone and sinew from Millville. But the hall had gone over the crossbar between the goal posts, just where it was needed most. The gama was over. Charlie had to be carried to the gym When he opened his eyes his he the at go all. He ko not the for a nasium. father was hurting him fearfully about the neck. He protested. "Lie still and let me set your collarbone," said his fath er; "if you don't, you will be lopsided, and then Miss Millie won't take any more interest in you." Charlie blushed. "What do you know about it?" he asked. "Well," was the reply, "she raised a fund among the girls here, with which she paid a prominent Boston physician to look after all those poor little sick pa tients of mine for one day. so I could here and set collarbones for the the the as see the by it come up you." "Oh," said Charlie wickedly, thought perhaps you had got them all dead by this time, Dad." And then he added. "No, I don't want to be lopsided." —Cincinnati Enquirer. "I to 10 In of ADMITS SHE SHOT DR. CAYLEY AT BUTTE, MONT. She Hai Been in San Francisco—Says She Held the Revolver Which In flicted the Wound—If Her Story Is True Kelley Will Be Liberated— Says He Made Improper Proposals. San Francisco, Nov. 27.—Mrs. Eva Hart (Mme. La Bonla), a woman with numerous aliases, wanted in Butte, Mont., for complicity In the murder of Dr. H. A. Cayley of that city, has been arrested here, and later in the city prison confessed to a correspondent that she held the revolver which I in flicted the fatal wound. Her story, If true, and it is closely adhered to by the woman, will prob-' ably suffice to set at liberty the young newspaper man of Butte who is now awaiting trial on the charge of hav ing fired the shot which resulted in Cayley's death. ThlB newspaper man is James W. Kelley, and at the time of the shooting he was city editor of the Butte Inter-Mountain. In Butte Kelley's companion was known as Mme. La Bonta, although some people called her Hart. After her arrest she said that she went to Butte three years ago from Deadwood, S. D. She met Kelley soon after her arrival in Butte and for more than two years they had been extremely inti mate. On the night of the shooting Mrs. Hart said Kelley was at a banquet, and he not only was not present when Dr. Cayley was wounded, but she has not since seen him, owing to the fact that Kelley did not return to their apartment that night, and she fled from the city the following morning. so in no de a a A a the not PAPERS OF GREAT VALUE. Chicago Postoffice Robbers Get $13,000 in Securities. Chicago, Nov. 26.—Chicago's recent mall wagon robbery will cause several New York stock brokers considerable inconvenience, as it was discovered to day that one of the stolen mail pouches contained several packages of stocks, bonds and securities, which it was In tended should reach New York in time to be used when the stock exchange opens Monday. One man, a member of the Chicago stock exchange, whose name Is not made public by the post office authorities, is said to have mailed a paper of the face value of $100,000, which was in one of the miss ing sacks. This paper Is not negotia ble, but its loss may cause a great amount of annoyance. As near as càn be estimated by the postal authorities, the robbers secured between $12,000 and $13,000 In cash, certified checks and other negotiable paper. Of this amount $2900 belonged to the postofflee, the receipts of one of the substations during the day. No trace of the robbers has yet been found. live to col fell had but THREE CENTS ON S. F. & N. ball and the and this of the Fares Will Be Reduced About First of the Year. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 28.—It is learn ed from undoubted authority that the Great Northern has decided to reduce fares on its Spokane Falls & North ern branch In the state of Washington. The present rate Is 5 cents per mile. This will be reduced to 3 cents, the rate charged on all other lines In Washington. The Spokane Falls & Northern runs from Spokane to the Canadian boundary, and it also has branches in British Columbia. a Mid diffi bis the the play. a to the was gym his Tragedy at Guatemala City. Washington, Nov. 23.—The recent tragedy at Guatemala City, In which William Fitzgerald lost his life, may have the effect of hurrying to his post Minister Coombs of Louisville, the new minister, who succeeds Dr. God frey Hunter, the retiring minister. It is recognized here that Minister Hun ter's position at Guatemala City, un der existing conditions, would be un pleasant, and he no doubt wishes to be relieved as soon as possible. The information already received from Guatemala City has been con flicting in its character. Henry Rose Hanged. Nelson, B. C.—Henry Rose has been hanged for murder committed last June. The prisoner died bravely and in his written statement, read at his request from the scaffold by Rev. Father Altheff, protested his Inno cence. The execution was' held In the jail yard, in a narrow alley between the buildings. and fath more a to pa could for WHEAT REPORT. Portland, Ore.—Quiet, steady; club, 71c; bluestem, 76@77c; valley, 72% @73c. Tacoma, Wash.—One cent higher; bluestem, 79c; club, 72c. all he "I The largest university In any Eng lish speaking country Is Harvard, which has 6576 students. AUSTRIA HAS A STEEL TRUST. The Combine Takes in Twenty-three Plants. Vienna, Nov. 2d.—After several months' negotiations the Austrian and I Hungarian iron and steel Industries have succeeded iu forming a gigantic | combination comprising 23 separate establishments, the capital of which aggregates $70,000,000. The new or ganisation Is a cartel or combination under which each establishment is worked separately, though all is super vised by a central board which regu lates the output and fixes prices. This combine Includes practically every Iron and steel interest in the dual mon archy, such as the production of rkw iron, bars, plates, nails and wire. The agreement will be effective for 10 years, expiring June 13, 1912. The Austrian and Hungarian cartels are or ganised separately, but worked Jointly, The Austrian combination has 18 mem bers and the Hungarian five. It is anticipated that this organiza tion will result in great Improvement In the industrial situation, which Is just now exceedingly unsatlsfactoiy, particularly in motive and wagon work branches. Of 20,000 machinists in Vienna, 8,000 are reported to have been discharged recently. The wagon and locomotive works in other parts of the country are employing only about half the regular force, and one result of these conditions is a large Increase In emigration, particularly from the Iron districts of Bohemia, whence hundreds of persons have lately gone to Canada, Mexico and America. The general sit uation is likely to improve shortly, when extensive public works, Includ ing the construction of canals and rail road bridges, will be begun. These public works in Austria will, It Is esti mated, cost $75,000,000, and In Hun gary $37,500,000. is In IDAHO NOTES. There is a great scarcity of dwelling houses in Boise. People from lowa and Minnesota are Hocking into Idaho this fall by hundreds. William Wright was struck and In stantly killed by the Northern Pacific passenger train at Frisco, near Wal lace. 'The snow is four feet deep in Pen Basin. It is said there has not been so much snow In the mountains this early in the winter since 1893. It is reported from Mullan that Ma gee's hospital, used as a dwelling, had been destroyed by fire recently. The building belonged to George Kellogg and was valued at $2500. It was In sured for $1600. William Morrison, engineer of a dredge, was recently killed at Silver City by an explosion, a companion having a narrow escape. The victim Is the third of a family of four sons to meet accidental death. Owing to the short days the board of education of Wallace has given an order for the wiring of the school building and the placing of electric lights in every room in the Institu tion. of The South Half of Shoshone wants to go It alone and and form a new county. People of Oroflno lead In the agitation. district are expected to fight the move ment, as that town aspires to be a county seat. The clearing of the right of way for the power line of the Washington Wa ter Power company is being pushed rapidly past Wardner. Another party has started work at Osburn, about eight miles east of Wardner, and Is pushing rapidly on to Burke. Residents of Nez Perce In & Yale-Harvard Game. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 24.—Yale took Harvard Into camp, 23 to 0, be fore nearly 30,000 wildly enthusiastic spectators. Never before has such a crowd game on the New Haven gridiron, and seldom before has Harvard been so signally defeated. Only once did Har vard have a chance to score. The hall was pushed down the field to Yale's five yard line, but there the sons of old Eli held like a stone wall, got the ball and soon carried it out of danger. Spectacular runs by Metcalf and Kennedy, the dashing assault and Im pregnable defense of the Yale line and backs and the kicking of Metcalf were features talked about in the college town tonight. The game ended with the hall on Harvard's 30 yard line. Final score; Yale, 23; Harvard, 0. witnessed a championship It to Superintendent Killed. Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 25.—Eld ward Saatkamp, accountant and acting superintendent of the Ross-Moyer Machinery Tool company, was killed today at the factory here. His body was found tonight in a pool of blood in the counting room and every indi cation points to a struggle, but no clue to the deed can be found. The only other person known to be about the building was the colored janitor, and the most vigorous "sweating" has failed to hold him. Last June John Slefert, another employe, was found murdered in the engine room of the same factory, and the mystery of that deed has never been solvetj. Both vie tlm8 were robbed. THE RAILROAD WILL EXTEND FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN. Statement of Chas. M. Hayes, General Manager of the Grand Trunk—That Road Will Control and Operate It— New Road Will Be About 8,000 Milea Long. Montreal, Quebec, Nov. 26.—Canada is to have a second transcontinental railway, extending from ocean to ocean. Thin announcement has been made by Charles. M.. Hayes, second vice president and general manager of the Gnind Trunk. The Crand Trunk will be behind the new road and will operate It, but, as In the case of the Orand Trunk lines west of the Detroit river, It w\ll be constructed under a separate corporate name, the Orand Trunk Pacific Rail road company. The new line, according to Mr. Hayes' statement, will have a mileage of about 3,000 miles and the construc tion, Including equipment, stations, bridges, ships and other facilities, will Involve an. expenditure of from $76, 000,000 to $ 100 , 000 , 000 . According to the present arrange ment, the new system will run through that portion of northern Ontario known aB New Ontario, starting from North Bay or Gravenhuret, Ontario, and ex tending through Manitoba, the North west Territories and British Columbia to Butte Inlet or Port Simpson, B. C., as later may be determined upon. The line will be one of the most modern and up to date, having In view especially low grades, long tangents, steel bridges and heavy rails, as well as ample station facilities and equip ment for the hauling of freight and passenger tralfic. "No one," said Mr. Hayes, "who has been studying the wonderful develop ments that have taken place in the northwest during the last few years can fall to be deeply impressed with the growth of that extensive and rich territory, and our directors feel that, In view of the apparent need of addi tional railway facilities and in order to guarantee to the present Grand Trunk system direct connection with that very important and growing sec tion of Canada, the only wise policy is to take active steps extension." ' The building of this transcontinental route has been under consideration by the Grand Trunk directorate for some time, but it was only during Mr. Hayes' recent visit to England that it has decided to carry out the project at as early a date as possible. towards this TRADE REPORT. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of trade last week is as follows: Voluntary increases In wages by some of the largest railway systems in the country bear eloquent testi mony to the amount of business handled in the past and emphasize the confidence of officials In continued heavy traffic. Moreover, by this ad dition of large sums to the purchasing power of railway employes, there is assurance of a larger demand for all staple lines of merchandise. There is no relief as to the congestion of rail way traffic nor any immediate pros pect of free movements at the points of most eerious blockade. Silver bullion declined to the lowest price on record and copper and tin also receded from former quotations. London was a conspicuous factor in these changes. Heavy lines of dry goods and foot wear need the stimulus of cold weath er. Orders for spring shoes are com ing forward freely and there is supple mentary buying of winter goods on a moderate scale. Retailers have much money tied 'tip in rubber goods, for which there has been little de mand. Both sole and upper leather are quiet. In Letters to Cleveland. Cleveland, Nov. 25.—Mrs. Ellen Stogdlll Gore, who met a tragic death in Paris, Wednesday, formerly resided In this city with her mother and brothers. Much of her childhood was spent near Ravenna on a farm that had been In the family for genera tions. Her aunt, Mrs. J. D. Slater, lives here and her brother, Charles O. Stogdlll, Is a resident of Ravenna. They have had numerous letters from her and in many of them she express ed aversion to the Russian, De Rydeze wskl. Mother Risked Her Life. Vancouver, B. C., Nov. 24.—The love of a mother for her son prompted the performance of a heroic deed at Shoal bay recently. Nine year old William Graham fell into the water while play ing on a log boom. His screams at tracted the attention of his mother, who plunged into the stream to res cue him. A peculiarity of the case Is t that at the time Mrs. Graham held her | infant child In her arms. Although the mother brought the body of her j son to shore, efforts to resuscitate him I were unavailing.