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t VOLUME i, NUMBER 25 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. MONDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 3. *906 PRICE FIVE CENTS COMMENT ON MORGAN'S MOVE Predictions on Result of Independ ent Republican Split A general topic of conversation has been "What effect will this action of Judge R. T. Morgan and his friends in refusing to support the re publican county ticket have in Koo tenai county next November?" The Spokesman-Review correspondent in this city interviewed members of both republican factions and prominent democrats and the results are as fol lows: W. A. Andrew, a republican coun cilman and a recent candidate for delegate on the Morgan ticket, said: "It will prove disastrous to the re publican ticket in Kootenai oounty." R. E. McFarland, a republican, said: "It will take more than 1000 votes from the republican party to affect the results in the county. ' ' J. T. Scott, a democrat and editor of the Press, said; "The result of the action of Judge Morgan and his friends among the independent repub lican voters in making a publio dec laration of their opposition to the machine ticket nominated by the republican county convention will alienate enough votes to cause the democratic and legislative ticket to be elected. Its effeot on the politics of the state will be far reaching. In dependent republicans have been i waiting fora leader to break away | from the machine and these will fol | lwo his leadership. " A. A. Campbell, a lifelong repub xican and candidate for delegate on the Morgan tioket, said: "The bolt will cause the democratic ticket to win. " A. V. Chamberlin, chairman of the recent republican convention; I. M. Busby, a delegate; L. Roper, a dele gate, and E. N. La Veine, all repub licans of the Heitman wing, said: "It will not affect the result at all." General R. Miles, a republican, said: "It will go republican as usu al. By election time the republicans will be found in their own ranks." Dr. H. V. Scallon, a republican: "It will certainly strengthen the democratic nominees, but will affect the final results very little. ' ' O. E. Barr, a republican and prom inent merchant, said; "The bolt is all right. Ring rule is ended; boss ism is gone. " C. P. Barnam, an old warhorse re publican of Mica Bay, said: "If the bolt is as general as in our precinct it will ohange the results. It has been 3 to 1 republican before. It will now be carried by crats. " the demo I D. L. Ayers of Carlin precinct, in-1 BOY BURGLARS CAUGHT The boy burglars have been cap tured, and have admitted their guilt. Yesterday Constable Roper arrested John Gulliland, age 15 years and a resident of Cougar Gulch, on the charge of petit laiceny, charging him with breaking into Price's candy store Thursday and stealing some knives and other small articles, in cluding 60 cents in pennies. Today Ed Stackenberg was arrested on the same charge and both were detained until this afternoon when they were taken to Rathdrum for a hearing be fore Probate Judge McCrea. Their guilt is practically established, and they will probably be sent to the re form school. Football Team. With the opening of school, comes the football season, and the high school boys will have a team this year to break all previous records. They have a squad of 25 to draw on, and while most of the material is raw, it is very promising. The team, how ever, will not be a heavy one, aver aging only 150 pounds, but the ma jority of last year's players will fill their old places, unless the new ma terial proves the better. O. Captain James Thornton stated to day that the squad would be out for field practice and prelimenary work by the end of next week, and the try outs will prove interesting. Mana ger Ernest Duncan is already arrang ing for some good games; among them will be a series of games with the Spokane high school, and a good achedole is promised. H>e new rules will affect the play dependent said: "We are tired of both parties and will vote for the so cialist ticket." Charles Young, a republican, a councilman and a candidate for dele gate at the recent primary, said: "The bolt is all right. It may eleot the democratic tioket and I hope it will." William Dollar, democrat and banker: * 'It will ohange more than 1000 votes, or will give the democrats 2000 votes more than they would get otherwise." E. R. Whitla, republican and oounty attorney, said: ' 'Some of the same men fighting the tioket this year did so last year, though they pretend ed to be good republicans. The re publicans will gain by the bolters' open fight. It is a rule or ruin poli cy with some of them. It will not affect the results, but will help us." J. M. Flynn, democratic candidate for county attorney, said: "It in sures the election of the entire demo cratic tioket beyond all peradventure of a doubt. The legislative ticket will also be elected." The following refused to give an opinion for publication, but many of them stated ' 'The results will be bad enough: " F. C. Smith, republi can delegate; Perry Black, Morgan republican; R. N. Dunn, republican candidate for judge, and J. L. Me Clear, democratic candidate for state senator. Attorney F. L. Burgan, Morgan republican, said: "I am out of politicos. I do not know a thing about it. " R. G. Weame, a Heit man or Dunn republican, said: "It will not affect the ticket materially. ' C. J. Shoemaker, chairman repub' lican central committee, said: "It will not hurt us." J. C. White, democrat and manager of the Red Collar line, said: "This bolt means the election of the entire democratic county ticket as well as legislative ticket, for it will take many of the very best republican workers with it." D. H. Stetler, a Heitman or Dunn delegate, said: "I do not be lieve Morgan has bolted. I think he is too good a republican. If he has bolted it will not affect the results materially." T. E. Hedal, Morgan republican: "It will certainly defeat some of the republican candidates, Some of them will be disappointed.' W. J. Seat, democratic committee man: "It will elect the entire dem ocratio legislative tioket, and at least I a part of the democratic county tic ket. ing to a great extent this year, as under them the number of yards has been increased to ten and the players are only allowed the old three downs. This means harder work and smaller scores, and the forward ]>a8s will be allowed to counteract the ten yard ohange. These and other minor changes will do away with the few mass plays, and the line bucking which have been condemed as brutal. The majority of the plays will be the end and half back pit ys. To those who kiow the game, this means hard er bucking, and it is in this work that most injuries are received. The hurdle has been lorbidden. This is a wise step, for it is the most danger ous of all football plays. Automobile Victim. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 3.--Lauritz Bakken, a shoemaker, about 65 years of age, was the victim of the first fa- | tal antomobile accident in Seattle. Oakland, Oal., in the machine. Ac uo.-ding to all eye witnesses he was running cautiously «iui tbs accident was unavoidable Megmth war ar rested but later released on his own recognizance. I Shortly after'noon L^y,""booming j confused at the corner of of Pine and First avenue, he stepped direct in front of a touring car driven by its owner, John Megrah, was thrown to the pavement and died within a few minutes as the result of a fracture of the back of his skull. Mr. Megrath is a prominent con tractor of Seattle, and had bis wife, two danghtres and Mias Chestnut of DR. AND MRS. JULIAN P. THOMAS, BALLOONISTS. Dr. Julian P. Thomas, a wealthy New York physician. Is a notable figure among American balloonists. Accompanied by his Intrepid wife he has made several ascensions from New York or Pittsfield, Mass., and the conple have bad some exciting adventures. During a recent trip above New York city some workmen seized the anchor rope of the balloon and held the great gas bag so near a tall chimney that it was almost ignited. M0RM0NISM TH E ISSUE Democratic Chairman Lockhart Issues Appeal is Boise, Sept. 2.—H. W. Lockhart, chairman of the democratic state committee, lias issued an address to the people of the state setting forth the grounds upon which the demo oratio party appeals for their votes at the forthcoming election. It is in part as follows: "To the People of Idaho: In view of the great consequences which will arise from the campaign of 1906 and which may affect for good or evil the destinies of the people of Idaho for a long time to come, 1 have deemed it proper that a statement should be given to the people of this state rela tive to the course to be pursued by the democratic state committee. "A convention of the democratic party lately held in Coeur d'Alene has declared in unmistakeable words that polygamy and unlawful cohabi tation must cease, and the interfer ence in the political affairs of this state by the Mormon hierarchy must stop; and it pledged the party, if given the power by the people at the polls, to carry into effect by statutes punishing such offences that clause of the state constitution which has heretofore been at once the bulwark of morality and decency in the homes of this state and the weapon of de fense against the political denomin ation of an unscrupulous and selfish alien oligarchy which seeks to con fuse the religious sentiments of its people by directing them in their po litical actions. ... | coune ^ ot _ * e *>mocrat.c ar "No partizanship has dictated the party in presenting this issue, for at all times, j d^^rding the possibility of deriv in « advantages by truckling to the in Mormon h ' €tarch y, the democratic its to of of party has sought to occupy the high grounds of citizenship, which looks solely to the welfare of the state and the preservation of those homes which are at once the glory and the safeguard of a republic. POLYGAMY RAMPANT. "We affirm unhesitatingly that po lygamy is not only practiced in this state bat is increasing to aA alarming extant and if the people of Idaho will intrust the affairs of government of tba state of Idaho of the nominees of the Coeur d'Alene convention and the legislators from the various coun ties who indorse the Coenr d'Alene platform, we will pass suoh law at the next session of the Idaho legisla ture as will enable us to prove this assertion; without which laws we are powerless to act. We affirm that children, the future citizens of this state, are being born branded with illegitimacy and deprived of their le gal birthright and reared in an at mosphere which must undermine their moral natures. To absolutely stamp out this crime, prohibited by the moral sense of mankind' and to rescue these little children so that each muy stand equal in the eye of the law, unabashed of its parentage, we appeal to the motherhood of this state to stretch out protecting urms over the children reared in this vicious practice of unlawful cobubi tation. "The women of Idaho have been given at once a great privilege and a great duty, and we urge them so to act in this campaign that the claims made in their behalf shall be vindi cated, viz. : whenever a question of morality should be presented to the people, the vbteB of the women would be cast fearlessly for the right. "The state of Idaho stands pillored before the United States, placed there by the sworn testimony of Represent ative French before the Smoot invest 'gating committee of the United States senate, where, sitting betwoen two polygamous apostlee of the Mor mon church, he unblnshingly testifl ed that the people of ladho condoned the crim, "f polygamy and unlawful cohabitation in the cases of old poly gamisU. Do you women of Idaho condone the birth of the children of the old polgyamisto, tainted from their infancy by this system of crimeT (Last July a 43d child was born to the third polygamous wife of Joseph F. Smith, president of the Mormon church.) Are we to allow this state ment stan<1 regarding Idaho, or W ' U and w " men of th " ttT _ INTERFERENCE BI MORMONS, "No leas momentous in ita effect upon the future of Idaho. Is the inter .ferenoe in political affairs of the (Continue i on page 4) SUNDAY'S LABOR UNION SERVICES Church and Union Unite Common Cause in a Last evening witnessed the first re ligious services held in this oity in which the labor union was recognised to the extent of having the ser vice devoted to It. The precedent was set by the Presbyterian church, and the services were not only relig ious but entertaining and instruc tive. Rev. Litherland opened the ser vices after the singing of a hymn, by reading from the older scriptures, parts which referred especially to the laboring man, in which the scripture id ' 'Six days shalt thou labor, and touobing on the encroachment on the laborer's liberty by Sunday work, and the full day's wages. This was followed by F. D. Winn, representing hte merchants' who led in prayer. Rev. Litherland weloomed the members of the unions and the con gregation in general and announoed that the evening offering would be takeu for the benefit of the church labor department, which is mak ing a special study of the labor ques tion. After a special anthem by the choir S. A. Stowe delivered a short address, and drew some apt illustrations. He also spoke of the necessity of the lab oring man and the unions affiliating with the church, the child labor ques tion, and a look into the future when the fight between the capitalist and the laborer was over and each man owned his home; when it would no longer be necessary for a man to toil eight or ten hours. He was followed by W. A. Andrew, who stated that he was not capable of discoursing on the subject of labor unions without predjudlcing the 0011 - gregation, and proceeded to read the orthodox rulea of the uniona. The reading was lenghty, but interesting, and did much to enlighten the unto tored as to the real mission and cb ject of the unions, going into detail, and explaining in full the alms and ambitious of the laboring man, who as he stated, did no expect to rise to the ranks of the capitalists, having once fought foi that and lost but now GOVERNMENT FIGHTING Hav ua, Sept. 2.—Hope* of those who on Saturday uight tentatively suggested a proposition of mutual concession as a menus of ending the rebellion were shattered today when President Palma called General Ce breco, one of the proposed peace com missionera to the palace and informed him that the government lias no con cessions to offer or accept aud no in tentiou other than lighting the matter through and suppressing the insurrec tlon. General Menooal, who headed the list of the proposed commission ers, sent word to the promoters of the project that he would have nutbi g to do with it unless he could approach the insurgents with a definite offer of some kind for President 1'alina. The promoters, however, are not entirely discouraged, and another meeting may be held later. The inner circles of the govern ment have about reached a tentative understanding that if the government was unable to control the Insurrecion by September 15, it would ask for the assistance of the United States, but when this naxertion was broached to the memlmrs of the government, it was met with such an emphatic deni al as to leave no room for doubting that whatever the government may have decided, it has decided to see the thing through by all the force of arms it can command and abide by the result. OUBA HAS SINEWS OF WAR. Oue of the main reasons why the government feels encouraged to pur U* Hg ht to the end by force, was outlined to the Associated Press this evening by F. Sterling, secretary of J the treasury, is its abandonoe of money. "We have $91,000,000 on band," said the secretary of the treasury. "Don't overlook that. And we have a monthly inoome of $2,000,000. The August receipts and customs duties ware greater than aver before. We will not need to negotiate loans for some time to come at the least. Yes, moat of what w* hav* has been in be He no fighting for a living for himself and family; for a right to live in comfort without being enslaved; for a limit as to the number of hours of labor, that he might have time to devote to his home and betterment of hla fami ly. He touched on the questions of* low wages which necessarily meant obeaper living, and lower 0 lasses, and of tl^B Chinese labor qneation. "What Next," was the toplo of his dosing words. To this qusatlon ha stated that It was one too easily an swered, but that it was his belief it would not be solved until the labor ing man Is considered in the politic* of the country, when direct legisla tion is affected, doing away with the ohauoe of wire pulling, and the chance for graft and personal gain, giving the common people the right to eleot their ohoice, as it were, by acclamation. This was followed by a pleasing duet by Mrs. O. O. Young mid Mr. Fred Axtel, after which F. L. Burgan made n few remarks, saying that the congregation had been enlightned on the labor question and that his talk had already been covered by others, and after quoting a verse from Gold smith, on the laborer, be retired, and the services were closed by a song. Rev. Litherland pronouncing the benediction. The services were well attended, and the carpenters' union of the oity attended in a body. Return to Spokane. Walla Walla, Wash., Sept. 3. of Howard Kress ley, the forger from ' Spokane, whose release from the pen - itentiary ou parole will take placo on the ; receipt of the official documents from Olympia, probably Tueaday, said to the Spokesman-Review representative today: "I wish to have little said cb- by the newsiMipors concerning me. When one has paid the penalty for his misdeeds he feels that be should ha permitted to retire quietly from to publio view. I have formulated no plans for the future. I shall return to Spokane where 1 have friends." appropriated by eongreaa, but these appropriations must wait. We shall use the money in putting down the rebellion." PINO GUERERRA. Ha 11 Jun De Martinez. Ouba, Sept, 2 —Colonel Avalos' command is re turning here for the reasons, as given by the colonel, that he has received no orders from General Rodrigues that provisions at Guaues were run uiug low, aud the same would obtain jf j,e occupied other small towns, and that Pino Gurereru does not want to figy auyway and can readily avoid government forces. The uoureoeipt 0 f orders may be explained by the robbery of mail sacks, which Is known to have occurred between here and Guaues. Ouerrera's force is mostly camped at Mantua, There rural guards and a sergeant have been arrest ed at Gusus aud will he sent to Havana, charged with tree son aud conspiracy to kill Lieutenant .\lverez, commander at Guauee, prs vions to the arrivel of the main body , tl id to blow up the town ball aud de liver the town to the insurgents. J Hundreds of Guerrero's men have been the |«st two days eastward of Pinar del Kio city, and it is believed a mobilization of insurgents recruits in this sectiou is in progress. SANTIAGO PEACEFUL. Washington, September 2.—A tel egram received at the state depart ment from Seleer, American charge at Havana, today stated that the re ported uprising in Santiago provii tia<1 uot confirmed, and added that it was believed that the report J was due to the crossing of a small band from Santa Clara province. Installed New Lamps. The Consumers Company has in stalled in their office on Sherman street three of the celebrated Port land-Burbman, alternating arc lamps, which have been endorsed by the leading cities of the United States aa the most practical lamp for either street or interior lighting.