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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 101 OOEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 19OT PRICE FIVE CENTS POINTS OF PRES I DENT'S MESSAGE Makes Many Recommendations for Radical Changes WASHINGTON. Dec. 4.—In his message to congress President Roosevelt urges greater elasticity io our currency, based upon adequate securities approved by the govern ment and subject to a heavy tax; "provided, of course, that we recog nize the even greater need of a safe and secure currency." The fundamental business condi tions of the country were never more sound, he says, and it is foolish for people to hoard money, thereby caus ing a financial stringency. Instead of keeping it in sound banks. The president recommends extend ing the powers of the interstate com merce commission over railroads and other vast business concerns. Other recommendations Include: Anti-trust laws more in harmony with actual conditions; revision of revenue laws; an income tax; ex treme care in use of the injunction in labor disputes; a model employers' liability act; compulsory investiga tion of industrial upheavals; foster ing of agriculture and the trades; improvement of waterways, includ ing the Mississippi river, by the na tional government; further reclama tion of arid lands; strict guard on forest reserves; postal savings banks and parcels post extension; higher pay for officers and men in the army; a greater navy for the offensive if the need arises, and quicker promotion of officers. Me reiterates belief in the system of protective tariffs. Foreign relations are discussed at length. NEEDS VANDERBILT CASH Foolish Girl Sells Herself for For eign Title. NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—That Miss Gladys Vanderbilt, who is to be the bride of Count Ladlslaus Sechenyl Ivon Savar-Felso-Videk, is highly • popular W ith the social leaders of I Hungary, whom he met last summer, [and that her wedding has aroused general interest in that country, is the statement of relatives of the fount who are here for the wedding. They allege that the marriage is the result of a love match, but this is dnied by private reports received from Budapest correspondents, who declare that Count Szechenyi's fam ily is in an imitoverished condition and that an alliance with a woman iof wealth was necessary for the count. In arranging a marriage of [convenience, the Hungarian newspa pers state. Count Szechenyi is hut following the precedents established by his ancestors, the family having become as famous for its financially fortunate marriages as for its antiq uity and its caste. Since 1697 the Szechenyis have been titled aristocrats in Hungary. Hardly a line of the nobility of the realm antedates them or has won more favors from the throne. The ancestors of the present head of the house were nearly all dignitaries, statesmen, renowned soldiers or dip lomats, and the count himself is a member of the Hungarian house of lords. ^ et. despite its prominence, the family has attained so little wealth that the Hungarian papers admit •hat such an alliance as that with the \ anderbilt family had become im peratively necessary. This is in s Pite of the fact that Count Sxech *"y« has perhaps aided in the circu lation of the report, in the American newspapers, that his family was im mensely wealthy and that he himself had property valued at >5,000.000. tor half a century, according to ' !le Hungarian newspapers. the zechnyi lords have been notable for heir dLscretion In matrimonial alll tnces Some married wealth and a ^'nd higher positions through matrimonial alliance*. At the L thre * others are about L fortunate brides or bride LT*!* •'"KaRement waa of some time I DR before the other members of the Vanderbilt family heard an inkling of It. Then, it Is said, they reminded Gladys that she had prom ised her father before he died that she would never marry anyone but an American. She didn't need the reminder, for it was pretty definitely understood that she cared more for young Robert Goelet than for the Hungarian peer. That Miss Vanderbilt wept vio lently before consenting to her moth er's plans for a marriage with the Hungarian noble Is stated on good MISS GLADYS VANDERBILT. authority. Once consenting, how ever, Miss Vanderbilt has conformed with good grace to her mother's am bitions, and has persuaded her broth ers and cousins to do likewise. Miss Roosevelt a Debutante NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—One of the most interesting social events of the week In New York was the recep tion given today Mr. and Mrs. John E. Roosevelt at their Madison avenue home, marking the debut in society of their daughter. Miss Gladys Roose velt. Mr. Roosevelt Is a cousin of th president. BOGUS BANK CERTIFICATES Many in Circulation Which arc Be ing Recalled by Banks. Several bogus bank clearing house certificates are in circulation. The certificates affected are those first is sued by the local baaks before they put out printed ones. This morning several were passed at the grocery store of J. L. Voelker. These were originally made for two dollars but the counterfiter converted the figure "2" and word "two" into the figure "5" and word "five." The T of the word "two" was changed to F, the w to iv and the o blurred into an e. One cer tificate was skillfully raised while the others have been poorly changed. It is said many are in circulation and citizens are constantly on the lookout for the counterfits. It is al so claimed that the banks are draw ing in these eariy certificates. GERONIMO. Aged chief of the Apache tribe of In dians, a prisoner of war at Fort SOL who complained to Presklent Boose velt when the money stringency tern porarUy stopped government payments abet* of his tribe. FRUIT JOBBERS HI SESSION Holding Annual Meeting in Chi cago. CHICAGO, Dec. 4.—Mayor F. A. Russe welcomed the delegates who assembled In the Auditorium hotel this morning for the fourth annual convention of the Western Fruit Jobbers' association. Buyers and shippers of fruit from all sections of the west from Illinois to California, are participating In the convention. H. K. Jones of Soulx Falls, S. D., is president of the organization. The most important matters to b« considered at the present session are the investigation of express com panies by the interstate commerce commission, and of their methods in the buying, selling and handling on consignment fruits, vegetables and oysters. The senate resolution pro viding for this investigation was se cured through the work of the as sociation. Recent hearings on this order have been held in Omaha, Kansas City and Chicago and much evidence was adduced by members of the association tending to show that the express companies have en gaged In the fruit and produce com mission business. Another hearing will be held by the Interstate com-j merce commission In Dallas, Tex., January 9, and plans will be made at the present convention to present additional and convincing evidence. The correction of alleged freight and refrigerator rate discriminations Jobbers and shippers will also oc cupy much time of the convention, and it Is likely that a formal com plaint will be filed with the Inter state commerce commission as a re sult of the conference. CHILDREN ARE GUARDED The diphtheria that prevails at LaCrosse and on the Fort Grounds has been well quarantined by the county physician. Both school houses have been thoroughly disinfected by! formaldehyde and imtasslum. The 1 same plan that proved so effective last year In stamping out diphtheria! and smallpox has been put Into op eration on this occasion. Each morn ing the pupils with sore throats are; examined by the superintendent and taken to a physician who in turn * thoroughly examines them. Those' with fever, high pulse or other sus picious symtoms are sent home and closely watched by the physician, j This plan places the afflicted child In the hands of the physician long before the unsuspecting parent would call a doctor, and antitoxine is ad ministered to the child. This plan al so renders the children immune who have been exposed to the dreaded dis ease. Therefore, the public schools are a much safer place than at home or on the streets. The attendance has been little af fected and no s -hooIs are closed and probably will not be while these vig orous measures on the part of the school authorities are continued. ATHLETIC EXHIBITION The wrestling and boxing tourna ment was attended by about 250 peo ple, one of whom was a woman, the sweetheart, it Ib said, of one of the performers. It is claimed that order prevailed and was apparently enjoy ed by those present. Herbert Smith, the local man, in a fifteen minute wrestling bout with l£d Larson, of St. Paul, showed some clever work, but neither made a fall and the men rested for three minutes and allowed another five minute bout, in the first minute of which. Smith threw bis opponent apparently without much effort. The first boxing contest was be tween Bill Daly, of Denver and Jack Owens, of Salt Lake. The bouts con sisted of four rounds of three minutes each with one minute rest. Shad duck acted aa referee. The first round was slow, Owens being more clever but Daly being a heavier bit-j ter. Honors were even. During the! second round Daly knocked Owens out in 2:45 minutes, by a right, swing to the Jaw. Owens was clever! but Daly was too much for him. The second bout was between Dick! Sullivan, of Seattle, and Tim O'Brien of Portland. The first round was; slow, both doing some clever boxing but there was no hitting. Honor* were even. The second round was; BEAD PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Both Houses of Congress Listen to Document. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 —The an nual message of President Roosevelt was read yesterday in both houses of congress, and practically no business waa attempted by either body beyond listening to the message. The gal leries of both senate and house were croweded at the beginning of the ses sion of each body, but aa the reading progressed the attendance diminished somewhat. In the main, however, it was well maintained until the last sentence had fallen from the lips of the speaker. Senators and members were supplied with printed copies of the message and many of them fol lowd the reading clerks with scrupul ous care. The reading consumed about two and a quarter hours in each of the houses. Speaker Cannon treated the house to a surprise In anounclng the mem bership of the committee on bankers and currency. This advance forma tion of that committee led to the in formation that it waa the intention to press financial legislation, but those close to the speaker say his only purpose was to afford a depository for petitions and letters bearing upon the currency question. The member ship of the committee was Increased by the additon of one Democrat, mak ing seven members of that party on It, instead of six as during the f>9th congress. This Is In accordanee with the request of minority leader, Wll Hams, but It Is sutd that It is not to be taken as an Indication that the re quest will be complied with in ail committees. HONOR FOR SHONTS Will be Made President of Chicago A Alton. NEW YORK. Dec. 4.—It is stated on good authority that Theodore F. Shunts. former chairman of the Pan ama canal commission and present president of the interborough-Metro politan traction merger, will not re sign the latter position in order to assume the presidency of the Chlca go & Alton railway. The facts In the case are that Mr. Shouts will occupy both posltlolns, as well as being president of the Clover ls>af line. FIND LOST VILLAGE Bnilt by French, but Surrounded by the Jungle. WASHINGTON, Dec 4.—An en tire village, built by the French dur ing their occupation of the isthmus and completely buried by the dense jungle growth of 20 years, has been discovered at Calmito Mulato by the engineering force that is locating the center line of the canal in the Chagres division. A majority of the buildings are in good condition. faster and there was much cllnch tng. Sullivan was knocked down, but appeared to have tripped himself. At the close things were exciting, there being considerable enthusiasm and some mixing. Again honors were even. The third round was fast with much clinching. The fourth was hard fought and fast but failed to show up a winner and was called a draw. The last bout was between Maur ice Thompson of Butte, and Louis Long of San Francisco. There was hard and fast hitting from the first. Thompson drew blood Thompson The second round was In Thompson s favor with much slugging and clinch ing. The third was even though fast. The fourth was faster and there was much slugging in clinches. The bout was called a draw. Card of Thanks. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our kind friends and neigh bors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and loss of our darling son and nephew and the sympathy and love which prompted the givers and it touched a tender cord in our hearts. We sincerely thank them. MR. * MR8. P. HANSON. MR. * MRS. O. T. JANARD. SEWER SYSTEM IS DEFECTIVE Chamberlin Basement Below the Mains A V. Chamberlain. In making sew er connections with the sewer main In the alley at the rear of his block at the corner of Fourth and Lake side streets, discovered that the main was nearly three feet higher than the pipe making the connection from his basement. Since his pipe would necessarily require proper fall for drainage, the contractor placed a specail lateral down Fourth strict to connect with the sewer pipe run nlug east and west in the alley be tween Lakeside and Sherman streets. This means much expense but Mr. Chamberlain was fortunate to discov er the condition before the contract tor had left town after completing the work. THE CUSTER MASSACRE Hiftorian Curtiz Vilifies General Cos ter. A historian named Curtis la just now engaged in furnishing syndicate articles to a number of the leading daily newspapers, In which he at tempts to question the Judgment of General Custer In the dlastrous battle which coal himself and his men their lives, lie goes further and intimates that Custer ruahd into a death trap and sacrificed his men for seif ag grandizement. That such statements are untrue and based on false evi dence every person who resided in Montana in those days, and who is conversant with the facta, will testify. Curtis bases his information on the description and statement of two old Indians who claimed to know the truth. He does not take into consid eration the habit of the Indian to lie and misrepresent, but jumps to the conclusion that the statements of the scouts sre true. He says that "the time to write the history of the Custer battle hus not come" because loo many are living who know too much about the fight. Curtis is unjust to Custer and his men. The writer was a resident of east ern Mon Una when the facU of the battle of the Liule Big Horn were fresh In the minds of the hardy pio neers who knew Custer, the Indians and the country. In conversation with men in Major Reno's command and others we learned the truth. In their pursuit of the Indians who were under the leadership of Sitting Bull, whom we know to have been nothing more than a cunning redhanded mur derer—regardless of the adulation and praise given his generalship by eastern admirers—General Custer and Major Reno, parted company on the Kooebud with a complete understand ing that their commands were to pro ceed by dlfferen routes and make a simultaneous attack on the Indian camp; or, rather Custer was to engage the Indians, Reno to follow by an at tack on their rear. Custer reached the camp and made the attack as Who was teat to Puuubm to Jm rastigstc the housing sgd feodlag aad the rscmfitm ad tkm mmol planned, while Reno delayed his ad vance—although almost within gun shot hearing of the battle- until the massacre had beau completed and the Indians had departed for the Canadian border. Keuo waa either a coward or incapable of seeing the necessity of giving Custer the prom ised support. Men who were with him on that tardy march, when the horrible scenes that met their eyes on that battle field were still fresh In their minds, have personally stated to us their belief that Reno was afraid to advance to the relief of Custer and preferred to let his comrade in arms take chances with th# treacherous Soulx alone. The result is history, and Custsr and evary muu In his command crossed the divide fighting ror their coun try. white Reno rested on his arms. It is easy to traduce a dead man, and Curtis' attack on Custer and the men who marched with him to death is not history—It is rank cowardice. J. T. 8COTT ELECTRIC LINE CHANGES Steamer Line to Occupy 0flees at Depot It la reliably reported that the Coeur d'Alene & Spokane Electric line offices in this city will be trans ferred to Spokane. R. C. Howdiah at present superintendent of this broach of the Inland system, will be promot ed to superintendent of the satire system. H. M. Lambert, chief dis patcher will also bs promoted and stationed at Spokane. Th j entire up per lloor of the present depot U to be vacated by the railroad company and leased to the Red Collar line. It Is intended to center the ofllcers at Spokane which accounts for this action. This order will go Into affect within the ncx' few days, tierhape *»7 the end of the week. CITY IN BRIEF Frank V. Nlgro, Is a Coeur d'Alsn* visitor today. A. A. Durknell, of 8t. Maries, is a Coeur d'Alene visitor today. Frof. Free ton, a Spokane music ian, is In the city on business. Attorney R. E. McFarland Is at tending court at Huudpolnt this wsek. Captain J. D. McDonald, formerly in charge of the White Star Naviga tion company's line of steamers, was In the city today. Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah White, of Halley, Idaho, arrived la the city last evening and will make an ex tended visit with their daughter, Mrs. H. H. Barton. The audiences are growing In the specUl gospel meetings now in prog ress at the Christian church. The subject of addres Is In the question "Why did Jesus DlsT" Thomas Ferrott, the contractor and builder, is In the city today bat will return to bis work at fit. Joe to morrow He says there is much work to do there in the way of building. He has work to keep him busy on bis present contracts alt winter. The greater tortioo of the morn ing In Judge Bllxt's court waa devot ed to taking evidence In the eaae of Angus McIntosh charged by L. J. Murphy, of obtaining money under fries pretenses. The case was post poned this afternoon until tomorrow when other witn e s s a s will be exam ined. Marley Fisher makes aa interest ing statement concerning the weath er conditions for November. He claims the average maximum tem perature waa 41 and the minimum 27 degrees. The number of clear days were one. cloady. 17 and par tially cloudy 12. There was l.» ischss of rainfall, with n prevailing wind from the south west. On Nov ember 22 the temperature reached 20 degrees above aero, the lowest during the month.