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i (LI ME 2, NUMBER 1<X>
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
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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
< <>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
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.
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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
Prominent among Oklahoma * dele
gation to emigre** Is Charles Farter of
Ardmore. He i* one-fourth < hickasavv
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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.
Discussion of Many Interesting Sub
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
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
"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
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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.
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
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.
All Preparation for Sailing Mon
day Completed
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.
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
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.
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
"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.
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
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.

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