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VOLUME i, NUMBER 14 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS, TUESDAY EVENING. AUGUST at, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENT8 REPORT ON LIQUOR LICENSES Council Will Consider Question This Evening The regular meeting of the city fathers was held last evening and questions of importance were settled. W. A. Andrew stated that he had the fire hydrants on Second and Sher man and Fourth and Sherman streets removed and pnt in their proper places, prepartory to the macadamiz ing. Mayor Collins stated for the health and police committee, that the au thorities were having some difficulty over the cleaning of the city. He stated that extortionate prices were being charged; that many of the property owners refused to do such cleaning, and that they did not com ply with the three days' notice. There was some discussion on the prioes charged. It developed that the scav enger was allowed to work from ten o'clock in the evening to four o'clock in the morning and that he demanded $25 for one night's work. Mr. Andrew spoke in favor of length ening the time. It was found that the cleaning was due to the efforts of the scavenger to procure business, and that in several cases he had stat ed that it was necessary when it was not. Mr. Varnam spoke in favor of communicating with outside parties, and made a motion to the effect that the clerk communicate with parties in other cities in regard to the prioes charged for such work. The committee on finance and claims reported favorably on bills amounting to $32.25 and recommend ed they be paid. The report was re ceived and placed on file. City Attorney Sander presented an ordinance regulating the construction of sidewalks on Sherman street from the west limits of the village to Fifth street. This ordinance provides that all sidewalks hereafter constructed within these limits be 12-J feet wide and that they be made of the best quality concrete with a good founda tion. An amendment drawn by the attorney permitted one layer brick walks in front of vacant lots, and re quiring all wooden side walks to be removed by order of the sidewalk committee, A petition signed by a BRAD>' SAYS BLACKMAIL Boise, Idaho, Aug. 21.—Mr. Bra dy, being asked about the suit brought by Spaulding, made this statement tonight: ' 'The action (|m been threatened for sqtne time, and I said to them, 'Proceed at your earliest conven ience.' It is blackmail, and every one fmiliar with the history of the action has no hesitancy in saying so. I secured my holdings referred to in the oomplaint by open purchase on the exchange, where everybody had a right to bid, and by contract made DOCK PLANS APPROVED San Francisco, Aug. 21.—Word has been received from Washington by the local military authorities that the plans for the proposed transport dock and supply stations to be erect ed at Fort Mason have been approved, and it is expected that work will commence within the next few weeks. This means that San Francis co will retain all the army business and the government transport service and that $1,500,000 will be spent there on the work of construction. In connection with the transport dock a ferry slip will be built, and a much desired approach by water to Fort Mason and the Presidio will be provided. It is computed that it will require about two years to build the dock, which will be in the shape of a huge capital F, and will be provided with modern macnhinery and appliances. Hiss Nelson Discharged. Moscow, Idaho, Aug. 21.—The case against Mias Anna Nelson, form erly, treasurer of the town of Ken drick, was called In Justice Henry Cummings* court this morning and she was, di s charge d . Stuart 8. Denning, ooonsel for As deefendant, moved far a llwni—1 few of the property owners on East Sherman street stated the style of walk desired. The entire matter was laid over until tonight when it will be considered. Under reports of special commit tees W. A. Andrew reported in favor of bonding the oity for $8,000 jtor the purpose of bettering the fire de partment by the erection of a jail and lire house with oity hall in con nection and a fire proof vault for the the purchase of a cart costing $575; hook and ladder outfit; for the em ployment of a fire chief and one fire man; and the purchase of a suitable engine team, and the purchase Of two Asworth fire nozzles. He recom mended the installation of an auto matic fire alarm system to cost about $2,000. To provide for the main tenance of a fire department, he recommended that the saloon license be raised to $500 a year, payable quarterly in advance, and that this money over and above the present li cense be set apart as a bond interest, and a sinking fund to pay bonds at maturity, and furnish the supplies used to maintain the fire department. Mr. Young spoke in favor of this report but sated that the $500 license did not accord with his views, which would not allow him, as a member of the committee, to sign the report. He favored a low license of about $150. Mr. Varnam spoke in favor of adopting the high license. Mayor Collins stated tint he not in favor |of high license unless the number of the saloons be limited. He stated that he was in favor of the balance of the report. He was in favor of holding the matter until a full vote could be taken. Mr. Andrew made an ammendmeut to the report, withdrawing the fixed amount of the increase in license. W. A. Andrew made a motion to the effect that the report be received and placed on file after the change had been made and the report signed by Mr. Young. This motion was car ried. Mr. Varnam made a motion that (Continued on page 4) with the governor, auditor and treas urer of Illinies. The falsity of the, charge is apparent when they ard compelled to allege fraud upon the part of state officers of Illinois, rqen of unquestioned integrity and staqd ing. ' 'These deals were open and above board and were known not only to the state officers of Illinioe, but also to many other men of prominence in that state. I shall, in a very short time, file my answer and disclose the utter falsity of this blackmailing suit" \ of the case on two grounds—first, that the court had no jurisdiction; second, that the oomplaint did not set forth an offence under the statute. The motion was granted. It is probable the city authorities at Kendrick will take quo warranto proceedings in the district court to compel Mias Nelson to vacate the office and torn the books over to the corporation. Boy is Iqjured. The nine year old son of David Meyers was seriously injured this morning while playing round a wag on on which his father was hauling water. The boy was on the wagon with his father and fell off, under the wheels, the wagon passing over his abdomen and rendering him un conscious for some time. The wagon was a heavy one, of the wide tired raritey, and contained about eight barrels of water. A physician was called bat no internal injuries have .been discovered. George Williams, architect, has plana tar the erection of'a a half bungalow for Dr MAJOR ALFRED DR^yNs AND HIS FAMILY. No more affecting letters have ever been published than those which passed between Alfred Dreyfus end bis devoted wife while that unhappy man was undergoing the tortures of Devil's Island. To the love and loyalty of Mme. Dreyfus and bis two beautiful children. Pierre and Jeanne, more than to any thing else Major Dreyfus attribute* the conrage which enabled him to bear his suffering until the right should triUmph. Mme. Dreyfus never ceased for a moment during the eleven years of her husband's trials to labor for hie vindi cation, spending the greater part of her fortune In bis behalf. CALL FOR BIDS -CHINESE LABOR Canal Commission Wants Coolies at Lowest Rates Washington, Aug. 12.—Specifica tions for bids to furnish Chinese labor for the construction of the Panama canal were issued by the isthmian canal commission yesterday. The basis for bidding is for 2500 coolies, although it ia made clear that the commission may call for such add!-, tion&l numbers of Chinees laborers aa it may need should the experiment be successful, but the number shall not exceed 2000 a month. All proposals must be received not later than 10 a. m., September 20, at which time they will be opened. The usual con ditions regulating the competitive bidding for government supplies is prescribed by the specifications. Individuals, copartnerships or cor porations competent to fulfil the terms of proposal will be permitted to bid, but the proposals must be ac companied by a certified check or by a bond for $50,000. The bond of the successful bidder will be advanc ed to $100,000, which will be for feited if be should fail to enter into a contract. Proposals are to be expressed in terms of hourly wages, payable in POSTAL COSTS HEAVY Washington, Aug. 21.—According to s statement issued by Thomas P. Cleaves and James C. Courts, chief clerks, respectively, of the senate and house committee on appropria tions, congress st its last session ap propriated for the fiscal year, 1907, nearly $1,000,000,000. The exact amount is $879,589,185.16, repre senting an increase of $59,404, 500.20 over the sum appropriated the last session of the Fifty-eighth con m for 1906. The largest item is contained in the appropriation for the post office department, the amount being $191,965,998. The next lar gest sum was given for pensions, the money appropriated amounting to $140,245,500, or nearly twins s much as was allowed for tbs support of tbs army and over $40,000,000 son was granted for the naval esti mates. Of the net i n ci ses of $59, 404.500.20 over 1906 it is said $48, gold onrrency of the United States, or ita equivalent, for the labor of mot lass tba 2500 Chinese for a perod of not less than two years, which may be extended. * Chinese laborers will be required to work 10 hour* «Mb> dsy. Overtime will be peid in ex- 1 cms of 10 hours and for ail the work qpon Sundays or holidays.at the rate of time and a half.. The holdidays recognised are January 1, February 22, July 4, November 3, Thanks gvng day, December 25 and the first and last days of the Chinese New Year. Extra precaution has been taken by the commission in its specifications to provide against liability for dam ages or indemnity on account of the death or disability of any laborer or employe by accident or disease. Contractors must deliver the Chin ese coolies st either Cristobal, Qua tanic or Leboca. on the Pacific coast. The fall number of laborers to be furnished under this initial proposal must arrive within the isthmain can al zone on or befor January 7, 1907, or within three and one half months from the time the award is made. 447,201.08 was for the isthmian can al, the balance being accounted for through the appropriations for the carrying oat of the meat inspection law. the continuance of contracts for river and harbor work, the organiza tion of the diplomatic and consular service and the extension of the rural free delivery service. Slusser-P&ge Cam Peters Oat. Band point, Idaho, Aug 20.—The Simmer-Page trial, which was set for today, failed to matermiize. The pro scout ion did not make so appearance and the case is supposed to be drop ped. __ Card of Thanks. We do sincsrly and with sorrowing hearts thank all our neighbors and friends who so kindiy assisted la the burial of mr dearly beloved dugfater Mrs. Smith. 11 MR. AND MRS. RODRICK. REVOLUTION _IN CUBA A Force in the Field Against the Rebels Washington, Aug. 21.—Mr. Sleep er, the Ameriean charge d'affairs st Havana, cabled the state department today that armed manifestations against the Cuban government have occurred in the provinces of Pi mo del Rio and Havana. Several hun dred men are said to have taken part at Pran dal Rio. In Havana the number is 1cm, perhaps, than 100. No trouble is reported in other prov inces. Several of the known lead en have been arrested. CONDITIONS SERIOUS. Havana, Aug. 21.— Although pre serving the attitude they assumed in publicly belittling the outbreaks against the Palms administration In high officials of the government private oonvesration admit that oondi tions are serious. This ia chiefly due to the fact that just who an mix ed up in the plot to depose Pneident Palma is not exactly known and the secret police seem to be mystified. They are going about the problem of arree. ing suspects in a general hit and miss manner and all persons who have been conspioioous in the libaml rarnta are fair prey for the office**. Armed demonstntions in Havana province have so far only indicated that the rural guards on whose integ rity the administntion has staked very much are honeycombed with re bellion. In fact, it is openly stated that of the 160 revolutionists now opertsing in this province 40 srs from the rural guards. In Plnar del Rio province the rev olutionists are decidedly strong. It is now estimated that fully 700 hvea taken field there, but so far they have contented themselves with separation from loyalists, and but one clash with the loyal troops has tken place. In that it was a case of one side being afraid and the other badly scared. Volleys were exchanged st long range, but so far as is known no damage resulted. A force of 500 picked men under command of General Rafael Monlal bo, secretary of public works, left there on s special train last night for Plnar del Rio, where they are to take the field against the rebels. GOULD LINES IN OREGON San Francisco, Aug. 21.—The Chronicle says today: The fact thst the Gould lines have obtained an entrance to' Oregon has leaked out through the announcement of A. B. Hammond, president of the Corvallis A Eastern and Astoria A Columbia roads, that the first uamed will extend form the terminus at Idanha, Linn county, across central Oregon to some point on the Snake river, probably Ontario. Work will also be started on the Astoria lu the same connection, as It will be pushed south along the coast by the seaside to Nehalem and Tillamook. These projects will aggregate more than 350 mi lea of construction for the two roads within the next few years. MOSCOW MURDER CASE Moscow, Idaho, Aug. 20.— The case of tbe state of Idaho, plaintiff, against RayJ Taylor and W. J. Shrives, defendants, was called at 10 o'clock before Charles M. Lukeua, committng magistrate. Tbe state was represented by William E. Stillinger and William M. Morgan. Forney A Moore representing the defendants. The first witness celled by the state was Dr. I. N. Clark, who testi fied that he and Dr. Rea made a care ful examination of tbe person of the deceased, D. A. Collier, to determine the cause of death and found that tbe deceased was weak physically as a result of tbe use of alcoholic drinks and bruises one on the back and one on either side about the eighth rib. Upon being farther questioned, the doctor testified that the bruises re ceived were directly the cause of Leslie Hays was called by the state and testified thst D. A. Collier was s heavy drinker sad as harm Isas as£a child; that on the evening of July 31 8hrivm and Taylor cams to the Pea time pool room and insisted upon Col There is a disposition in offloisl dries to blame Americans for tbs present trouble. In fact it is openly assured that when the liberal leader. General Garcia, was in the United State* some months ago he was prom ised financial aid by the epitaliste who are back of the Isle of PIum set tlement. These men are decidedly wroth over the action of President Palma in insisting that the isle is Cuban territory and it is openly as serted would go to any length to overthrow the present, would permit the Isle of Pine* to become American territory, if for no other reason than that capitalists lute rested hers have signified a desire to contribute lib erally to tbeir cause. ARREST LIBERALS. Santiago, Cuba, Aug. 21.—Gener al Deumetrio Costello, who was gov ernor of the province of Santiago, and J. G. Gomez, one of the editors of La Luc ha of Havana, wars arrest ed quietly by rurales st El Caney last night, charged with inciting a revo lution. Both men disclaim tresoa* ble intentions. NEGRO LEADS. Havana, Aug. 21.—An lnsumio tion begun last night in Havana pro vince, when General Quint In Ban dera, the negro who distinguished himself lu the war for independence, left Arroya Arens with force estimat ed at over 200 men, which it is be lieved was largely augmented today by a band armed with guns which set out from Havana. The senate and house met this af ternoon informally but strictly to consider the question. ASSASSINATE PALMA. New York, Aug. 81.— A cable dis patch to a morning pa par from Ha vana say* that following tbs arrest yesterday of several prominent men in connection with an alleged con spiracy to assassinate President Palm* and overthrow the government. Speaker Freyer bad a consultation with President Palma last night and decided to summon an extraodinary session of the house this morning to I discuss the uprising. It is said that the terminal of tlm Corvallis A Eastern My not b* On tario, but a point in the Klamath country, where s junction may be erected with the California, Nevada A Oregon road, an acknowledged Gould line, which it is intended shall be pushed north from the Min 11ns of the Western Pacific at Reno, Nev., to Lake View and the Klamath. The road baa already been completed as far aa Madeline plains. The building of tbe Corvallis A Eastern to a junction with tbs West ern Pacific or the California, Nevada A Oregon, and thus closing tbe gap between Albany and Portland or Ya quina and Tillamook, will give tbs Gould line access to all the import ant northern harbors except Coos bay. lier going to the disorderly district. Collier refused at first but finally went with Shrives and Taylor. Tay lor unexpectedly and without cause struck Collier and knocked him down and then began striking him. The state then called A. L. Hanson, who swore that about 3 o'clock a. m. Taylor and Shrives came to tbe Pas time pjol room, where Shrives stated that be wanted money enough to get out of town, as Taylor had knocked Collier down and kicked him, and he, Shirves, did not know what might come of tbe case. The case was con tinued until Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Eight Jurors Secured. Portland, Ore., Aug. 20.—When Federal Judge William H. Hunt ad journed his court today tight jurors had been chosen in the cm* at the United States against State Senator Franklin P. Mays, former State Re presentative Willard N. Jones awl others. Such p ro gress was for, and was aseurusd mainly through tbs manifest opposition of Judge Hunt to all unssoeaaary delay.