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COEUR D'ALENE EVENING PRESS
i (LI ME 2, NUMBER 1<X> COEUR D'ALENE. IDAHO. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS ITIZEN PROTESTS AGAINST SEWERS ants the System Put in so Th?t All May Use It Publisher Press:—Let forward be i .Mud spoken by all citizens of: r d'Alene. All loyal citizens, 1 , , .. „ , ... j i worthy of the name citizen, I | <>uid push, not pull. We should t our shoulders to the wheel and sh our city forward in every im Vovement for the public good. Do H pull back but get jn the harness th your neighbor and be a public j riled man. Every public improve rdds value to your property d is a guarantee that your child ami future generations will en creater advantages and that they remember their ancestors with eling of just pride. The electric lighting system, the er supply and the sewer system public improvements which, if jt owned by the people, should be Sily and absolutely controlled by »ni through the city officials. And city officials who are placed in •e by the people should be con lied by the people. The members the city council obligate them to be true to the trust given tti and if they do not do so it lies thin the people's power to force issue to such an extent that hon improvements and reliable ser t will be rendered through all Iblic agencies, whether owned by Tdviduals, corporations or the city. Vhile the citizens were greatly ^pleased with the water supply and electric lighting plant charges, a :rd imposition is handed them In defective sewer system. Hut in the sewer matter the citi lias a right to register a kick, i his money that is paying for the ''er; he has a right to soe the iind specifications and contract which this work Is being done, (the contract is not being fulfilled citizens can bring the officers the contractor to their deserts, (the contract is rotten let it be eken out of existence. Of course people may have-ro pay for what been agreed to, hut It is cheaper jpay for it before it is - jmpleted ;t be wrong, and have the wrong (de right, than it is 10 tear up the ire job after being completed and for it twice. Now while the is a live issue is the time to ;ke the matter right. The sewer ■ mission or city council is hound >ee that a sewer system is given city that will supply its pres needs. and that the main leads the system are of ample size to uply a city of three times our pres popuiation, and it 'is also their y to see that the pipe, brick and material, is of good standard do and that the sewer in all parts the city is laid the proper depth Id given the necessary grade. It s also the duty of the city coun to know that the engineer on the tract possessed proper ability. 1 average school boy knows that awer belongs below the level of basement floor, rather than evel with your attic floor, if this re an oil region the present system mid make an ideal pipe line for D.'s golden fluid, for it runs t about the right distance beneath surface. < <>eur d'Alene is a city deserving a word of praise. It is young, yet has accomplished much. Hut if is to prosper there Is only one by which it can be done. Its dials must possess great energy d be honest and broad minded men •I must have the support of n peo who have faith and always a *1 word for their city, ever ready hack up the good work with good irk, Coeur d'Alene has been blessed fold by nature and by nature's d. Our place has a foundation up which a large, beautiful and pros uis city may be built. Remember bugh. history as old as the pyra ls proves that Individual gain st be given a second thought and public good must be foremost in business transactions, be people must keep in office, progressive men who know ir duty and will do it. CITIZEN i RIYAL BEVERAGE EXPOSITIONS 1 .. _ , _ j Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Temper I ' r | ance People. CHICAGO, Dec. 10.—With the op ening in the Coliseum today of the first National Pure Beverage expo sition, hacked by the brewing, dis tilling and bottling concerns of the country, a determined warfare be tween the liquor and temperance elements has been precipitated. A rival "exposition" has been arrang ed in an adjoining building, within the zone of light of the Coliseum's electric signs, by the Woman's Christian Temperance union and the Young People's Christian Temper ance union. These determine! organ izations will carry the warfare into the camp of the enemy, and, to coun teract the literature being distribut ed by the brewers and distillers, will circulate temperance tracts right at the door of the beverage show. I'll less the visitors headed for the beverage show are careful, they may find themselves surrounded, uot by elaborate booths containing bottled i-oods, but iu a hall containing scores of diagrams tend Impressive facts and figures calculated to set forth the dangers which beset those who dally with the "demon rum." Pretty girls and music and edcorations galore have been utilized as allurements by the promoters of the rival expositions and a merry war is in prospect. Most of the liquor men accept the rivalry in a good natured spirit and are con fident that it will help, rather than hinder, the beverage show. One ex hibit in the temperance show, how ever. is calculated to brook their en thusiasm, and that is the great map setting forth the gains made in "dry" territory in the last few years. A national beverage show is an Innovation in this country, although such expositions are common In Ger many ttnd other European countries. The show will be educational, in that it will afford the public an opportun ity to become acquainted with what it drinks, how it is prepared and what it contains. Not only alcoholic drinks are shown and demonstrated, but tea and coffee take their place be side beer and champagne. By actual test the harmfulness of many bever ages sold at fountains as pure thirst relieving concoctions will be illus trated. In many cases the machin ery used in the production of bever ages has been installed. It is said that of the SI.7til drinks of all varieties in the world there are 6,397 different kinds of purely alcoholic stimulants. Among the lat ter beer is said to be the most |H)|tu lar. and as a consumer of It the I'nl't ! | j CONGRESSMAN CARTER. Prominent among Oklahoma * dele gation to emigre** Is Charles Farter of Ardmore. He i* one-fourth < hickasavv . ... , ,, , , and also 1ms Cherokee blood tn his vein* He is « ranchman and lias t,een chwely Identified with the development of the new state. ed States takes a high place, al though figures show that this coun try has a comparatively lower per cent centage of drunkenness than any other nation. The government Is represented at the exposition and has established a testing station, by means of which it will furnish an analysis of everything exhibited. The means the govern i inent experts employ to protect the j . people from adulterated and health destroying beverages, under the pure food and drink act, will also be thoroughly explained. The exposition will remain open until December 21, Inclusive, and is , expected to attract many thousands of visitors. All the leading nianu facturers and importers of beverages in the country are represented by 1 complete and elaborate exhibits and the Coliseum has been decorated In a magnificent manner providing a handsome setting for the many good things displayed. NATIONAL CIVIC MEETING Discussion of Many Interesting Sub jects. NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—At the sec ond day's meeting of the National Civic federation today, discussion was resumed of the subjects brought up at the initial session, including postal savings banks, currency re form and insurance for wage earn ers. A spirited discussion was also held on the various re|*>rts present ed, including those of the public own ership commission and the concilia tion and immigration departments; on the results of the recent ti ttst con gress held in Chicago under the au I ices of the National Civic Federa tion; on the ii ves-tigation undertaken by the federation of conditions sur rounding the employes of the gov ernment iu the work of constructing NEVADA MINES OPEN THURSDAY Wages Cut and Western Federation to be Ignored GOLDFIELD, Nev„ Dec. 10.—The Goldfield Mineowners' association is sued its ultimatum to tile miners in Goldfield in the shape of a set of res olutions. These resolutions embody the new scale of wages to be in vogue from this time on, showing a lower ing of the scale of about 20 per cent The resolutions adopted are as fol lows: "Resolved. That the mines of this district reopen upon a wage scale to be agreed ui»on at this meeting. "Resolved, That the following rate of wages he adopted as the scale to be paid in the Goldfield mining ! district, by all operators, members of this association: ■ Miners $i. machine men, It, | chuck tenders 13.75, muckers $3 75, j car men $3.75, top car uieu $3.75, j pumpmen $4, timber men $t.50; all ■formerly $5; carpenters $5, mathin ; ists $5. from $6; electricians $5 from $7; engineers t licensed) $5, [from $6: blacksmiths $5.50. from $0; (tool sharpeners $5, from $6; black smith's helpers $4. from $5; sur face laborers $3.50, from $4.50; ara I algamators $4.56, from $5; vanner men $4, front $5; laborers $3.50, from $5. Local Union Barred Resolved, That no member of this j association employ in or around bis I mine or around his mill any member j of the local union No. 220 of the Western Federation of Miners, or of any union connected with or affiliated with said Western Federation of Min ers. und that all men hereafter em j ployed by any member of this assoc iation In or around hi* mill or mine be required, as a condition of his em ployment. to sign a written contract which contains an agreement that the miner Is not now and will not be dur ing the time he is working, a mem ber of the Goldfield miners' union Vo 220 of the Western Federation .... , , , „ ... ,, of Miners, or of a union in Goldfield or elsewhere that is directly or In directly affiliated with or has any (connectioln of any kind, nature or the Panama canal, and on the organ ization of the joint child labor com mittee. The latter is composed of delegates from the American Federa tion of Labor, the National Manufac turers' association and the General Federation of Women's clubs, as well as the National Civic federation. The committee on organization also pres ented a report proposing a plan for organizing state branches of the fed eratiou throughout the I'nlon. The committee on nominations of offijcere for the ensuing year includes Archbishop Ireland. Dr. Albert Shaw, editor of the Review of Re views; V. Everitt Macy and John N. Stahl, for the public; Henry Phipps, Samuel Mather, Franklin MacVeagh and Marcus M Marks, for employers, and John Mitchell. James O'Connell, p. h. Morrissey and Daniel J. Keefe. for wage-earners. It is expected that some lniiiort ant recommendations relating to measures for the relief of the finan cial situation will be adopted as a result of the present convention. READ TESTIMONY TO JURY Not to Touch Bradley Affair in Pet tibone Cue. BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 10 —At the conclusion of a conference between attorneys for the state and defense in the Pettibone case, it was an nounced that a stipulation had been signed providing that the testimony given at the Haywood trial on the ex plosion at the home of Fred Bradley in San Francisco should be read to the Jury and no witnesses Introduced on that feature of the case. The stip ulation does not cover testimony on crimes confessed by Harry Orchard in Colorado. description with said Western Feder ation of Miners. ■ Resolved, That the mines of the Goldfield mining district resume op erations at 7 a. in. on Thurs4a>. De cember 12, 19n7, with men who agree to the foregoing conditions, und that all old employes of the members of this association be given the pref erence at all miues. providing such employes preant their applications either at the office of this association or of the miues formerly employing them, before 7 a. in of Thursday, December 12. 1907, and that the of fices of this association and said mines be opened for the purpose of receiving said applications from 9 iu. to 0 p. Ill of each day until said time. May Open Stores. "Resolved, That it is the sense of this association that the cost of liv ing in the Goldfield mining district be reduced at least 20 per cent from what it now is, and unless this be done within a reasonable time this as soeiation will consolidate and operate a general merchandise store or store* und boarding house* that will guar antee to the men employed in and around the mills and mines a reduc tion of this or a greater amount." The Goldfield Mine Operators' asso ciation also annum >-d that if there is not a sufficient number of men wil ling to go to work upon the terms of the resolutions before December 12, it will employ men from such source* as it may be able to secure them The executive committee of the Goldfield Miners' union has been In session nearly all day but no statement has been issued In answer to the one sent out by the mineowners' association Use Card System Governor Sparks will come to Gold field on Thursday. The troops now here will be Mattered through the camp and will practically guard the mine*. The card system as used at Cripple Creek will be introduced Frank A Keith, general manager of ihe Tonopah Mining company, and other prominent mining men from other camps are here in consultation with the Goldfield owners. PACIFIC FLEET HAS ASSEMBLED All Preparation for Sailing Mon day Completed OLD POINT COMFORT, Va., Dee. 10.— The double-starred flag of blue, emblem of the commander in chief of the Pncific-bouud battleship fleet, was flung to the breeze from the main truck of the battleship Con necticut yesterday, and Hear Admiral Robley D. Evans formally assumed his position of the greatest naval movement in the history of the Amer ican people. The fleet is to set sail next Mon day, aud of the 16 great Ashling machines ordered to skirt the south ern end of all America aud inaugu rate a new naval era in the Pacific ocean, there were but two laggards. These were the 16,000 ton Minnesota I which is Rear Admiral C. M. Thomas flagship, commander of the second squadron of the fleet, and the Ken tucky. in a isisition at the end of the armored column. The Kentucky is the oldest vessel among the 16, hav ing been luid down with her sister ship, the Kearsarge, in l,s#», at the beginning of the war with Spain. Nine years ago is an ancient period in modern battleship building, so great have been the strides iu Amer ican naval architecture. Complete the Fleet today. The M.iinesola aud the Keulucky are both expected to drop anchor iu Hampton roads tomorrow, and Iheu tee historic fleet will be complete. The new Maine, which two short years ago was the flagship of the commander iu chief, but Is now t.irowu buck to eleventh place in the list, catne in today, making 1 4 battle ships at anchor off here. The ships are disposed in two long Hues leading in a cresent which be gins just off the Old Point pier and IMiints toward Norfolk The Connect icut. which lb's scarcely more than a stone's throw from the pier, heads the column next shore is the sister ship, the Louisiana, the champion hard-hitting, fast-firing vessel of her class, and then In turn come the Kansas and the Vermont, u 11 registering 16,000 tons, and belt-j ed with steel that is rated well-nigh impregnable. These four vessel* I compose the first division of the first j squadron of the fleet, and are the per snal charges of Rear Admiral Evans i The second division in the first squad- j ron is made up of the Georgia. Vir ginia. New Jersey and Rhode Island The ling of Rear Admiral William Ii Emery, in command of the divis ion, floats from the Georgia truck it also bears two stars, but in distim tion from that of the commander in chief, the flag has a red field, the same being true of the three rear ad mirals who have command of the di visions under Admiral Evans. ; j Next to her j The diphtheria quarantine on the home of E A. McCarty, was raised last evening Every precaution has been taken to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease iu this and other cases. GERALDINE FARRAR. Anien sn prims drums who Is quot ed In an Interview in Germany as say ing that her fellow countrymen are utterly lacking iu appreciation of mu sic and that art is Impassible in Auer lea because of political corruption. I j i ENFORCE THE LAW School Authorities Looking After Health of Pupils. .Superintendent it. ii. Barton was interviewed today concerning the diphtheria cases which recently broke out in our midst. He gave some «*iy valuable information which it would be well (or parents and pat rons of the school to follow. He said: In spite of the strenuous exer tions put forth by the school author ities and physicians of the city to efficiently quarantine cases of diph theria. some parents are uuiifylng the good results thus far obtained by wilfully violating the law. Yester day a family uu Seventh street delib erately violated the quarantine law of Coeur d'Alene by sending their children to school after In-lug placed In temporary quarantine last Satur day. Buutsbtueui for violation of this law is not to exceed $300 or ninety days in the county Jail or both at the discietion of the court. The temper of tile school authorities at present is that the taw shall be ob served in iMith the spirit and the let ter. "Barents are urgently requested to cooperate with the teachers in blot ting out diphtheria. This can be done most efficiently by carefully ob serving the rule* of quarantine and complying with the precautions es tablished by the school authorities. The past two year* diphtheria has been localized by publicity and the plan of dally inspection of ailing children by the physicians." The report., which has gained con siderable publicity, that the pupils In the public schools when examined by the authorities have used on them the j same spoon or pencil for several j without disinfecting It, Is stroutly denied by the superintend ent. When seen, Brof. Barton said when a pencil was used, which was seldom, the same one was never used the second time, lie claimed every precaution was taken to prevent the spread of disease. CITY IN BRIEF M G. Whitney and H E. Morlson have opened office room* in the Grah am bits k at the corner of Third and Sherman streets. They intend to handle real estate, the Insurance business and gcueral rentals. Hooks are not to be given out on Sunday," stated the librarian today, on!) the reading room will be open." Batrons of the public library would do well to bear this fact In mind here after when desiring to obtain books. E. E. Mills is contesting tn the lo cal iaud office the rights of Melissa Middleton to a piece of land dear Clarke's Fork. The trouble arose over the survey in wbieh the land was divided differently than by the settlers. B. T Nixon, Joe Warren, of Spok ane. A if Festhrstone of Wallace, and M M. Taylor, have been on an extended hunting trip near Bon ner* Ferry, taking a day's trtp down the river. After being absent several day* they found a small fish duck asleep and killed It. Other than the one duck, there wa* no death, either among fish or fowl Mr, Nixou claims he could have done a* well much nearer home. The county commissioners are hav ing considerable difficulty In finding a proper location for the bridge to »1"B the Spokane river at a point atajve the state line. The local citi zens have subscribed several hundred dollars toward the construction fund and the commissioners have not only granted the request for the bridge but are willing to supplement the fund locally subscribed Much diffi culty is being encountered in find ing a place in the river where piling may be driven. Several efforts have proven in vain, the river being solid rock bottom.