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VOLUME i, NUMBER 15 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 22 , 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS TURNS DOWN LANIER LICENSE The City Council Takes Decisive Action An adjourned regular meeting of the council was held last evening for the purpose of settling the Lanier li cense and the passage of ordinances. In the absence of J ames H. Harte, city clerk, W. A. Andrew was elected clerk, pro tern. A petition of Chas. Perrenoud and others asking that the alley between Sherman and Lakeside streets from Second and Third street be graded ws presented and read, and by motion the city attorney was directed to pre pare an ordinance declaring the in tention of the oity to grade the alley. At this time there was some discus sion on the raising of the saloon li cense and Mr. Varaam asked if the board or chairman was ready to raise the license to $500 if the number of saloons be limited. Mayor Collins stated that those would be the only conditions on which he would favor increasing the license to $500. An ordinance providing for cement sidewalks on Sherman street was pre sented and read, and after some dis cussion the rules were suspended and the ordinance passed by the three readings. This ordinance provides that all sidewalks hereafter constructed with in these limits be 12 feet wide and that they be made of the best quality concrete with a good foundation, or brick walks in front of va cant lots, and all wooden sidewalks will be removed by order of the side walk conmmittee. A petition signed by Mayor Collins drew attention to the fact that there were several addi tions that should be incorporated in to the village. By motion the city attorney was instructed to prepare and ordinance annexing Forest Heights addition and after some dis cussion Sherman's and Simms addi tions were included. This is an im LAUNCH CANNON'S BOOM Springfield, 111., Aug. 21.—State treasurer, John F. Smulski; superin tendent of public instruction, Fran cis G. Blaine; trustees of the state university, Mrs. Carrie S. 8. Alex ander, Ferd Hatch, Alexander Mc Lain, L. L. Lehman, short terms. The foregoing ticket was nominated by the republicans of Illinois today in a convention which was marked by good feeling. The presidential boom of Speaker Joseph G. Cannon for 1908, which was launched last week by his own congressional district, was given an enthusiastic indorsement by the con vention. The mention of Cannon's name brought the convention to its feet, and there was enthusiastic cheering. The convention carried ont the will of of the people of the state expressed at the primaries a few wekes ago by a unanimous indorsement of Senator Shelby M. Cullom for reelection. Outside of the indorsement of Speak er Cannon for president and Senator Cullom for reeleotion there was little of general interest in the convention proceedings. The fight for state tree urer was the most spirited of the con vention, but Mr. Smulski won easily on the second ballot. The resolutions contain an indorse ment of Pieisdent Roosevelt's admin istration, Illinois senators and repre sentatives in congress and of the ad ministartion of Governor Dineen. A SANDPOINT MYSTERY ■an Found in the Road Was Not "Ole the Bum." Sandpoint, Idaho, Aug. 21.—The finding of a body in the Peud d' OreiUe river last week clean up one mysterious disappearance and leaves another unexplained. The identifica tlon of the body as that of "Ole tbe Bum" has proved wrong. Carl Pet arson of Wrenooe was here last night and asked that tbe supposed body of "(Me" be raised, as his brother, known is Samuel Freeman, dis appeared tram hia ranch. Undertaker Brower raised tbe body and Mr. Pet arson recognised his brother at ones. The finding of Freeman still leaves "deV* dis a ppe a ra nce » mystery. Mr. Peterson said that he had mimed portant step. It means that in a short time all of the additions will be assimilated and brought directly into the city. The question of the granting of a saloon license to J. P. Lanier was next taken up. Ho one seemed de sirous of handling the matter. George Williams arose and intimat ed to the members of the board that they were not holding a Quaker meet ing and made a motion to the effect that the license be granted. This motion was seconded by Chas. Young. Before the matter was put to vote W. A. Andrew offered the following amendment: "Whereas, it has been proven to the satisfaction of this board that gambling has been carried on in the saloon conducted by J. P. Lanier, contrary to the express orders by this board. "Th refore, be it resolved that the application of said J. P. Lanier for an additional saloon license be and the same is hereby refused. " This ammendment received no sec ond and was lost. The original motion was put to vote and defeated. On motion by W. A. Andrew the question was reconsidered and Andrew's resolution carried by a yea and nay vote in which Mayor Collins, W. A. Andrew and 8. A. Varnam voted aye. Chas. Young and Geo. Williams voted nay. Mayor Collins declared the motion carried and the license refused. Prior to the carrying of the motion R. E. McFar land stated to the board that it was the intention of Lanier to conduct an orderly house, complying with tbe laws of the village, and after it was carried intimated that other steps would be taken to secure the license. No other business coming before the board the meeting djoumed. his brother for several days, but did net think anything had happened to him until Sunday when he found the dead man's clothes, pocketbook and shoes. His method of identification was to look at tbe hand. One of tbe fingers several yean ago became stiff from an injury and on looking at the remains the injured finger was still Stiff, while the others were clenched. PLUMBERS DROVE THEM OUT Business Men Compelled to Leave That City. The chamber of commerce has in structed L. G. Monroe, secretary of the body, to confer with Prosecuting Attorney Barnhart and see if some thing can not be done about the man ner in which it is claimed the plumb ers' union of this city keep plumbers from settling here, says the Spokane Chronicle. At today's meeting an instance was brought before the chamber of com merce of Forentine Mandy and Ar thur Baker, two young men from Leadville, Col., who had thought to locate and invest $20,000 in Spo kane. Mr. Mandy came here first and ap plied for work as a plumber, so as to get an idea of the possible openings. He is a master plumber, but did not let tbe fact become known. It is said be waa told that it would cost $50 to join the union, provided he passed the examination. It is stated he worked for one day for $5.50 and received but $4.13, 25 per cent of his day's wages having been deducted for the support of tbe union. He was then given an exam ination and told that he had not pe ed, and, therefor, coaid not longer work in the city. Mr. Mandy and his partner are now locating in Port land. C. M. Fasaett, who made tbe mo tion to refer the matter to tbe district attorney's office, raid: "These people should certainly be am en dable to oar laws applying to the restraint of trade. I consider it tiie province of this body to take a hand in anything affecting oar oam Want ads, locate advertising, the rate at five cents per line. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES W. WADSWORTH. Representative Wadsworth, whose acrimonious dispute with President Roosevelt over the meat Inspection bill attracted widespread attention, is sixty yean of age and is serving his tenth term in congress. He Is a veteran at the civil war, and his son is speaker of tbe New York assembly. LOOTERS ARE SHOT DOWN # Order Out of Chaos in Earth quake District Valparisso, Chile, Aug. 21.—The greatest damage from the terrible earthquake occured in the provinces of Valparaiso and Aconcagua. The town of Abara suffered severely. Llay Llay is reported to have entire ly disappeared, and Limache and Hi erro Viejo have been almost totally wrecked. At Vina del Mar three quarters of the houses are in ruins. The anthorities of Valparaiso have taken over the feeding of tbe people, and provisions are being brought in from places that were not destroyed. |* Slight earthquake shocks are con tinning. The people have not yet' returned to their homes, but are sleeping in tbe surrounding hills and in tbe streets and squares. Tbe fires have all been extinguished. More than 100 men, taken in tbe act of committing robbery have been shot. SANTIAGO PANIC. Santiago, de Chile, Aug. 21.—Tbe population of Santiago was thrown into a condition of extreme alarm as a result of the circulation of false news that the observatory had an nounced a second horrible catastro REVENUE FROM LICENSES The most important question before the city council at present is that of limiting the number of saloons nd raising the lioense. What the people have been asking is what revenue the city receives from the saloons at pres ent and what they would receive un der conditions existing after the li oense is raised and the number limited. W. A. Andrew stated today that at present there were 16 saloons in tbe city; that each of the saloons paid the city a lioense of $100 and a county lioense of $500, and from this amount of lioense the city received 50 per cent of the city license and 40 per cent of the county license, making a total of $250 from each saloon for one year, or $4,000 for all. Should the license be raised to $500 and the number of saloons be limited to 15, the city would receive $250 instead of the present $50 and tbe total rev enue for the year would be about $6570. Mayor Collins has stated that be waa in favor of raising tbe li cense to $500 if the number of sa loons be limited and the majority of the council agree with Mayor Collins. Should they pass an ordinance raising tbe lioense, and limit tbe number of saloons, tbe ordinance would not go Into effect anti 1 tbe license now in force expires. Ohio Democrat!. Columbus, Ohio, Aug. an Frank Harper at the phe to be Imminent. People would uot sleep indoors and large numbers spent the night on the streets and in the squares. The alarm originated from some persons declaring they had seen the black flag, the sign of dan ger, flying from the conservatory, which is situated on San Cristobal hill. The shrieking of steam sirens announcing danger also added to the alarm, and the police instead of calming their people, lost their heads and added to tbe terror. Pres iden Rieeco wrote a letter to the di rectors of the observatory asking for an explanation. The direetor added that the whole thing was a miaappre hension on the part of the people. FELT AT QUITO. Gnayquil, Ecuador, Aug. 21.— Chile's catastrophe is deeply lament ed in Ecuador and all the towns in the republic are collecting money for the unfortunates A remittance of $10,000 was cabled today. A heavy shock was felt today at Quito. The inhabitants ran from their booses in great alarm, fearing a repetition of the Valparaison disas ter. No damage ^as done. state convention to order at 8 o'clock tonight at once announcing tbe tem porary organization recommended by McCann of Dayton. Tbe temporary chairman was introduced and de livered the opening address. Tbe new state oe ntral committee tody selected Charles Kloeb of Mer cer county for chairman, giving bim all but 23 votes, which were cast for Fenton Lawson of Hamilton oounty, who waa Mayor Tom Johnson's candi date. At Chairman McCann's mention of the name of Williaam J. Bryan in his speech tonight the enthusiasm of tbe delegatee broke lose and continued in cheers and waving of coats and bats for nearly two minutes. Most Register in Nez Perce Lewiston, Idaho, Aug. 22.—Tbe authoritative statement baa been made by tbe county officiate, based upon tbe judmen of attorneys who have looked into tbe matter, that every person who desires to vote this fall must register. A dispute has existed as to whether registration this fail was neceaary. Notices that all voters moat register to be pub lished. Tbe registration books will be opened through oat the ooanty on September 1. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ml daughter leave today cm a visit to THE OREGON LAND FRAUDS State Swindled Out of Large Tracts of Land Portland, Ore.. Aug. 22.—With tha completion of the jury in the United States district court in tbs case of tbs United States against State Senator Franklin P. Maya, for mer State Representative Willard N. Jones and George Sorenson, once a deputy sheriff in Multnomah oounty, tbe government forces oleared their decks for action and in the opening argument of Franois J. Heney, spe cial assistant to the attorney general, echoes were heard of battles that ere pest, as well as the mutterings of the battle that is at hand. Mr. Henry talked an hour and a half, and dar ing that time he outlined dearly and definitely the alleged wholesale fraud which the government charges the de fendants and others planned to make it the victim of an attempt, which, if "the government is right, msfccs any other of tbe frauds In this state—in fact, all of them put together—look puny. It included an attempt to use the lieu land act to obtain the most valuable timber land in tbe state. Mr. Heney's outline of what the government olaims it can prove, in part follows: 'We expect to prove that the de fendants In this case were implicated in a conspiracy whereby, they ^obtain ed from 200,000 to 300,000 sores of school lands from the state by fraud. These selections we-e in the proposed boundaries of the Bine Mountain for est reserve, and these defendants wanted to get the reserve created. ' ' Mr. Heney then quoted the state law, showing the method provided for the purchase of school land. He said a person could hold ss much land as he was able to pay for. "He could not cause men to make affidavit that they were taking them up for their own use and benefit, when, as a matter of fact, they had CALIFORNIA WANTS MEN San Francisco, Aug. 22.—Passenger Traffic Manager Fee of tbe Southern Pacific company, announces th at in view of the great demand in California for labor to care for tbe crops and other work that is offering, the com pany has decided to put into effect low rates from sll points east every Monday, beginning the 27th instant. These rates will be one way rates. From Chicago tbe fare will be $31, from St. Louis $31, from Omaha and Kansas City $25, from New Orleans $31, from points in Indian Territory, Kansas and Nebraska, $25, from New York $50 and corresponding rates from other points. They will remain in effect until the end of October. There never was such a demand for labor in tbe history of California. Thirty thousand men, women and children are needed to gather the im mense crop. The rates will be effec tive August 27 to October 31. Tbe railroad companies want 15,000 men for railroad construction, for at least a year's work. In tbe rebuild iug of San Francisco thousands of carpenters, bricklayers, plumbers and in tact all classes of skilled labor are badly needed. And this number will increase as test as the architects and ground owners can get plans ready for tbe steel frame buildings that are going up over 1000 of which have already been planned. Tbe rates will apply to points all over California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Oregon. BIDS FOR COMMON LABOR. The emloyers of labor will not have a clear field in securing the ser vices of people coming west. More colonization projects, with tend under irrigation, have become active since tbe San Francisco fire than during any previous summer in tbe history of California, and these are all reaching ont vigorously for settlers. Government reclamation work around Traekes, Cal., at Klamath, Otw., and at Toma, Aria., Is attract ing ranch interest from colonists. The So ut h e rn Pacific also announces that it will at once establish tour tete excursions in through can from all important points west of Chicago to Oalfamte, ronnng thorn daily for an agreement to transfer the title at the time of filing. "As early as 1900," said Mr. Henry, "defendant Jones commenced to gat school lands In the area of oountry that was afterward turned In to this reserve. We will also sh< w that a man named Kellehar, who in living In Chicago, commenced buy ing school lands there for specula tive purposes. SENATOR MITCHELL. "We will show the defendants* Mays and Sorenson, bed an addition pat on the Cascade forest reserve through United States Senator John H. Mitchell, created July 1, 1901, and that Mays and Sorenson acquired title to all the vacant echoed lands in this addition. It proved so fnl and profitable that tturned they conceived tbe eohenw of creating a much larger reserve, and that Geo. Sorenson went around various North End (Portland) saloons and other resorts and secured many signatures to applications in blank form for 50 cents apiece." Mr. Heney described the alleged hiring of two men to circulate peti tions In eastern Oregon asking for the establishment of the reserve and went on: "The government expects to show that Senator Mitchell expe dited the new reserve before the com missioner of the general land offloe and secretary of the Interior. WELL PAID. "After Tarpley had consulted with McKinley on the subject," continued Mr. Heney, "they offered Mays 50 cents an acre on the 17,050 acree lo cated by them, where upon Mays res ponded. 'Why, that would not pay for tbe*two fellows we have in Wash ington. ' Tarpley and McKinley (Continued on page 4) the benefit of people taking advan tage of low rates. EXTORTION FORBIDDEN Mayor or Santiago is After Holdups. Sautago, Chile, Aug. 21.—There has been a number of excitng scenes around the public slaughter houses and meat bouses here on account of the increase in the price of meat. Tpoors had to he called upon to re store order. Later a movement was started among the people not to bay any meat until prices were reduced. This caused tbe mayor to take steps to punish the butchers. He eateb 1 ished meat depute in varous parte of the country and meat will be sold there to the people at the regular prices. The prices on all atieles of food have gone up, but tbe action of the mayor is likely to prevent any further extortion. GHASTLY DISCOVERY Skeletons Wrecked Steamer Found. Victoria. B. C.. Aug. 22.—Accord ing to -dvices received here tonight from Cormanah point, one of tbe life boats of tbe wrecked steamer Valencia has been discovered in a cave **«**»»• there, with eight skeletons In It. A disptch received from the lighthouse keeper at Carmanab point says: "A Valencia lifeboat is in a cave near here and a pontoon in another. Tbe pontoon can be recovered, but it will be bard to get tbe boat. One cave Is about 50 feet high and 200 long. My two boys were all around and over tbe wreck and aay tbe en gine* can easily be recovered. An Indian ssys there are eight skeletons in the cave with the boat which is little damaged. Indiana knew of a month ago bat said nothing, as they wanted to get tbe boat." Sberifi Doust waa in tbe city thi morning posting notices of a sheriff' sale to be held September 12 at Rath drum, of lot 1, block 5 of RnsaeU'i addition in this city, the property a Hanna A. Anderson, to satisfy a jodg meat of 9170 sac const ooat of 98 granted in favor at 8ter Meat oora pony at Sandpoint.