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UME x, NUMBER 24
THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. SATURDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER i, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS ORGAN MEN IN REVOLT sue Statement to Independent Republicans ndpoint, Idaho, Aug, 31.—The h mooted question of whether ge R. T. Morgan and his many nds throughout Kootenai county going to support the republican democratic ticket at the coming -tion appears to have been settled all time today. Judging from tone of the statement given out by in attendance on the conference e will be every effort made by the dreds of friends of Judge Morgan is country to defeat the entire blican county ticket and elect a ight democratic ticket, e conference was is session all and until late this evening in the office of State Senator Herman H. lor. The conference was attend y A. A. Crane, Judge R. T. Mor and L. W. Ely of Harrison; rge W. Matthews, Messrs. Hooker Osier of Bonners Perry; Herman Taylor, W. F. Whitaker, A Fil , R. B. Norris, Martin Piatt and er republicans of Sandpoint and ounding points. The method of L. Heitmau and the question of *ty division were thoroughly dis I, all those in attendance taking in the discussion, and from re that have been given out to t since the conference adjourned -ms that all present were of one . Report has been received precincts and from each came according to Morgan's friends scores of lifelong republicans had red themselves and would not the ticket which had been put t Coeur d'Alene six weeks ago. ct, several of the persons who nded the meeting stated tonight t there would be a defection of r 1000 republican votes from the LECTION NEXT MONDAY e election of two school trustees 11 the vacancies caused by the ex tion of the terms of W. A. An and T. A. Daughters will be Monday. Already there are candidates in the field; A. W. on, F. D. Winn, B. H. Wil s, and A. A. Campbell, respec ly. The fight between these can tes promises to be a lively one, the election will be watched with ch interest. This fight is caused by friction which exists in the pres board, growing out of the trouble r the Filewood discipline case of year. The election will be held the high school building. HERMANN GAVE TIP Whleh Others Acted in Land Frauds. >rtland, Ore., Sept. 1.—The pro don in the Blue mountain forest Te land fraud cases at ited to porve that the person who out the advance news that the lissioner of the general land had rceommnded the temporary rawal from entry of the lands ) reserve was none other than Binger Hermann, then issioner of the general land Scott Smith, who was the 00 m ioner's prvate secretary, testified on July 22, the day before the ing Oregonian of Portland ted a dispatch to the effect that mm issioner had made such reo ndation to the secretary of the ior, he was ignorant of the fact, ;b he was informed on all mat of business transpiring in the issioner's office. Smith said on July 22 all the papers in eon on with the proposed reserve in the hands of the commission d Smith created no small sensa hy asserting that the special dis h contained information net con ed in the papers transmitted to secretary of the interior. Smith ed that at that time Harry the Oregonian's correepond at Washington, D. C., was very te with Hermann, bat that later sprang up between them that Brown stopped coming to see a issioner. tth Identified the eommisaipqsr^ which was signed By the assis commissioner, in whlph the republican ticket named at Coeur d' Alene. STATEMENT OF CONFERENCE. The following statement waa fur nished by those attending the confer ence: "Those participating in the confer ence feel that It is time for the re publicans of Kootenai county to aot. That inasmuch as the socalled repub lican county ticket put up at Coeur d'Alene six weeks ago was dictated by one man, and that inasmuch as such methods are un-American and contrary to the principles of republicanism, and the further foot that various can didates named on the ticket were not chosen by the boss on account of their qualifications to fill the various offices, but on the contrary they were chosen because they were men whom he could best control, and that these candidates are all members of the ring, that seeming to be the only necessary qualification for them to have in order to receive a nomination at the bonds of the boss. "For the above reasons and for the further and paramount reason that it appeared to those present, after hav ing made a careful Investigation of the feeling throughout the eounty, having speqt five weeks' time in gleaning information on the subject, that there was a large percentage of the republican voters of Kootenai county who demand that ring rule be broken and bossiam crushed in this county for all time, it is the unanimous opinion of all those pres ent that decisive action be taken to defeat the socalled republican ticket, and that in taking such action no principle of republicanism will be violated." ommendation was actually made. The commissioner based his approvals on the indorsement of the geological survey, together with Forest Superin tendent Ormsby's favorable report, and a letter of recommendation from Defendant F. P. Mays. REBELLION GROWS Cuban Insurrection Becomes Serious. Havana. Sept. 1.*—The situation is far darker than at any previous time since the insurrection broke out. News of an uprising in Santiago pro vince, while not yet published here, is causing the gravest concern as it spreads about the city. When Mr. Sleeper, the Amercian charge d' affaires, here, was told the contents of the Associated Prees-Santiago dis patch, he endeavored to verify it through the state department, bat was told it was absolutely untrue. Subsequently the dispatch was vari fled from private and newspaper sources. The extent of the rising in Santiago is not known, but it is the opinion here that the worst calamity of all the Palma government would be an insurrection in eastern Cuba. The associated Press was informed to night by two reliable eye witnesses that Cardenas, which hitherto has been considered a perfectly peaceful city, was the scene yesterday of des ultory fighting between the police and rural guards on one side, and roving insurgents on the other. The only province remaining per fectly peaceful now is Puerto Prinipe. New Freight House. A train of ten ouflt oars and a num ber of carpenters arrived in the city today on the Northern Pacific Rail way, and work will be commenced immediately on a large freight house for that oompany. The location of the new building is just north at the depot on the north side of Coenr d' Alene street. This building will be 85 feet wide by 110 feet long. It is necessitated by the large increase in the freight business of that oompany at this point, which promises to be heavier fleet yflar. The work will be poshed to completion by tb$ Mid die of this month. MISS PERCY HASWELL, STAGE BEAUTY. Miss Percy Haswell has been a favorite of the theater going public since her first appearance in the stock company of the late Augustin Daly. Bbs was William H. Crane's leading woman for several years and afterward played "the lead" in the Lafayette Square stock company In Washington. Later she organized a stock company of her own which vibrated between Washington and Baltimore. In 1002 she signed a contract with Henry B. Harris and began bar star career In "The Royal Family." MOTHER'S LOVE FOR HER BOY Causes Mrs. Sloane to Stand by Criminal Son Spokane, Wash., Sept. 1.—That Sidney Sloan's mother has determin ed to stand by him, and to employ the beet obtainable legal talent to save his life, was the understanding of her most intimate friends last even ing. They say the mother has become convinced that her boy was irrespon-, sible at the time the crime was com mitted. Insanity will be the defense. When the youth is arraignd it is un derstood a plea of not guilty will be entered, and he will be defended on the theory that a sudden attack of insan ity caused him to commit the terrible crime. It will be argued that noth ing in bis past life will warrant the belief that he conld possibly have slain Ms fattier while in his right mind, and it will be argued that he Was not intoxioated. Detective McDermott has succeed ed in tracing the movements of the murdered man on the night preced ing the crime. "I am convinced," said he last night, "that Mr. Sloan was not drunk when he reached home, thougL he had been drinking consid erably. I have found the men who were with him, though I am not at liberty to give their names. ' ' "The theory that Sidney Sloan had assistance in committing the mur der," said Chief Waller, "doee not impress me favorably. I think he aoted alone, and I do not think any woman inspired or suggested it in the least." This statement was in response to the suggestion that it would have been impossible for a boy of 1? to have carried the body of Mr. Sloane, weighing more than 200 pounds down the stairway from the room in which the murder was committed without assistance. It had also been suggest ed that some of the immoral women with whom the prisoner was reported to have been associating had inspired the crime. Dr.- Hilda A. Simon, an intimate friend of Mrs Sloane, was admitted to the cell of the young murderer late yesterday afternoon bat remained only a short time aa she didn't wish to satisfy the morbid curiosity of the throng that had gathered about the cell door In the hope of catching a glimpse of Sloane. "I find that Sidney at last realises the enormity of the crime" said Dr. Simon. "He is very sad and down-, hearted. He asked for no one while I waa talkiug to him, but evidenced the keenest sorrow. The poor boy is to be pitied. t "It is wrong to aay be bed no mor idptella prior to committing the fc ":.WB aaWMUbrt crime, or that there had been no pre vious evidenoe of insanity. I'm sure it is not unusual for a sudden mania to kill to seize one who appears per feotiy normal. "His mother will sorely stand by him. I know her well enough to feel warranted in saying that. He de serves nothing bnt kindness, and I believe hia mother is thoroughly con vineed he waa not in his right mind when be killed his father." RED LIGHT CAREER The suggestion that Young Sloane was a drug fiend or a slave to abein the was daaaiad by a woman known as "Happy Holligan," with whom ha la said to have been a great favorite. She was found by Officer Thompson in a resort back of the Dufresne Buffet saloon, 2123 Howard street, last night. She readily told the officer all she knew about the youth. Said Mr. Thompson: "She told me he spent much of his time there be fore he went away two months ago. He never drank absinthe in any form, but was find of champagne punch, she said, and added that she never saw him display temper except once, when he seemed a bit jealous of her. When drunk he wss more amicable than at any other time. He was fond of women and spent much time in a Front avenue place, as well as with her. His heart seemed easily touch ed, and he waa easily moved to team when drinking, according to ber. She declared that she never heard him mention hia family affairs except to tell of a younger brother that had been injured by a streetcar." Officers of Commercial Club. The directors of the Coenr d'Alene Commercial chib held a meeting last evening for the purpose of electing officers under the articles of incor poration. S. G. Sargent was elected temporary chairman, and Philip Harding temporary secretary. The directors then proceeded to elect offi cers as follows for a term of one year: J. C. White, president; F. D. Winn, vice president; Philip Hard ing, secretary; and Boyd Hamilton, treasurer. W. A. Branson waa elect ed chairman of the board of direct! ora. These are the same persons w|§ held the respective offices under tip Coenr d'Alene Commercial dub be fore It was incorporated. The secretary waa instructed to fa sue notices, editing a meeting of the club fqr Monday evening, September It, -fa* the purpose of adapting Ufa amended bylaws. DOWN ST. JOE Contracts Have Been Let Which Fix the Route Spokesman - Rev lew aaya that for the building of the Chi cago, Milwaukee k St. Paul from the Bitter Root mountains to the Colum bia river have been let to H. Henry of Seattle. The route follows down the St. Joseph river from the Idaho-Montana line to a point below Ferrell, or St. Joe, Idaho, then goes on to Tekoa, Wash., paaaea on to Rosalia, goes along the south side of Rook fake and then reaches Lind, on the Northern Pacific. From Lind tite line will practical ly follow tne survey of the old North ern Pacific cutoff from Lind to El lenaburg. Contracts for a part of tha work have been let to Gnuat Smith k Com pany. The firm includes E. N. Jones k Onnaerad, railroad contrac tors of Spokane. Mr. Jones said last night: "We have our outfit now at Roaal ia and will start work at onoe. We shall need a thousand men. Our work is to be done a year from next January. "I do not care to aay more about our contract, except that It extends between Tekoa and Lind." Aa understood here last night the St. Paul will parallel the Northern Pacific's Coeur d'Alene line from Misaonla, Mont., to a point naar 8al teae, Mont., just east of the Idaho Montana line. From Salteae the line runs south by west past Stephens peak through the Bitter Root mountains. Engin eers have reported tiiat it will be the lowest pass that has been discovered anywhere without a long tunnel. After getting over on the west HE DITCHED THE TRAIN The east bound train on the branch line of the Northern Pacific Railway, which rune Into this city, met with an accident yesterday after noon at Huetter spur. The switch bad been left open and the engineer failed to notice the signal staff. The result was the derailing of the train, which delayed its arrival in tbfa city for several hours. Fortunately there was no one Injured, and the employee of the oompeny whose care lessness occasioned the accident was discharged. Indian Arrosted. Sandpoint, Wash., Sept. 1.—Offi cer "Pht" Moran arrested an Indian believing that he knows where the In dian fa biding who is w»nted on the Flathead reservation for the alleged murder of another Indian a few weeks ago. This Indian la a lover of Liz zie, an Indian maid who lives here, and between them the alleged mar derer may be caught. Lizzie's lover fa in the city jail. Longr Wait for Nothing. Lewiston, Idaho, Sept. 1.—After a; weary wait of 12 days in line before the local land office last April, 14 men who expected this way to secure filings on choice timber and bome steada in townships 33 and 35, seat, learned that the time thus spent was all In vain. Decisions received by Register Bartlett Indicate that the government never Intended this land should be open for entry for any but actual settlers who had filed before the land waa included in the forest reserve. The impression prevailed at that time that mid townships were withdrawn from the forest reserve, and three was a rush on the part of ho me s t eaders and timber men for de sirable selections. The decs ion handed down and re cleved waa In the ease of J. M. Mol loy. The decision Is so sweeping that it virtually settles the whole quest! oa. Band Coneart. The concert to be given tomorrow night at 8 o'clock at the Auditorium will be a rare mimical treat for the people of Ooeur d'Alene. It fa sel dom that each a gathering of splen did music tans eaa be procured for any olty ge these we shall have the piaame to hmr tomorrow They m* now on their return trip from the alope of the mountains the line la aaid to come down the north fork of the St. Joaeph river and follows down the St. Joaeph itself past the town of Ferrell or St Joe, ea it to variously known. From that point, so ana authority ■aid last night, the road continue* down the river towards St. Maries, but near the latter point onto to the west and goes over the rolling hilto to Tekoa, Wash. This would take It through the Coeur d'Alene reserva tion. At Tekoa the St. Paul would connect with the O. R. k N, If, aa to reported, the St. Paul should oone under the Harriman l u fl u enoe, the St. Paul might use the O. R. k N. for getting Into Spokane, pending the completion of its terminal line into there. Teaks to 49 miles from Spo Unique Demonstration. One of he most unique demonstra tions ever held in this city fa that given by Branson k Max, the Sher man street Hardware merchants, to day. This enterprising firm are featuring the "Monarch" Range, which al ready has a world wide reputation. Lnnch waa served at II o'clock this morning and will be conducted until 9 this evening. An expert chef has been engaged for the oooaaslon, Mr. E. A. Smith, of "The 8llver Grill," and he fa kept exceedingly busy serving the many prominent citizana who are continually calling. It to quite unneesaary to go into detail re garding this wonderful stove. A call will convince the most sceptical, and the public fa cordially invited. coast to the Norwegian Lutberu col lege, Decorah, Iowa, where they will resume their work for the coming winter. On the const they have play ed and sang before great audiences in all the large citiWi, and some of tha smaller ones. It fa a wonder to see Prof. Spent! with his baton bring forth the har monious strains from all these instru ments that are completely under hte control individually as well as eol leotlvely. There fa perhaps nothing so elevating and edifying aa truly good music It appeals to the heart of man and spurs him on to noblar efforts and stirs up within him high er and purer motives. The band consists of about 40 pieces, the chorus of about 30 voices, and these are assisted by Mias Emma Theollne Leo, saprano, sometimes called "America's Norwegian Night engale. " The concert begins at 8 p. m. Ad mission 50 cents, children's tickets 25 cents, for sale at the Coeur d' Alene Drug store and with Mr. T. E. Hedal. No reserved seats. STATE SELECTS LANDS Takes Some Valuable Timber Tracts. State Land Commissioner G. J. Munson, E. L. Marvin, agent of Urn state land board, C. A. Fisher and Roy B. B. Hadley left this morning for Boise, having finished their busi ness in connection with the selection of land by the state. Yesterday they made a state selection from 42 lists. Pert of these contained from 15 to 20 quarter sections located on the north fork of the Coeur d'Alene river, in or about section 49 towimhip SO, range 2 east. They also selected a number of quarter sections in the Hayden lake vicinity all of which fa very valuable for the timber. Has 512 School Children. Sandpoint, Idaho, Sept. 1.—-The taking of the school census by Mrs. J. K. .Ashley for Sandpoint district fa completed, and her report shows thnt there are 512 children in the district, a gain over tart year of about 97. There are many in the city who are dissatisfied with the returns, claim ing that than has been n i than 97. Mrs. Ashley otatow tha report fa a correct one.