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VOLUME i, NUMBER 67 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS HERIFF LANSDON IS_ARRESTED lepublican Nominee for Secre of State Weiser, Idaho, Oct. 22 .— Rooert J audson, sheriff of Washington coun ty and candidate on the republican ticket for secretary of the state, was krn-sted in this city yesterday by the fcorouer, D. W. Farmer, on a warrant Issued by County Attorney Rhea, act ing under instructions of the county ommissionere. Landson is charged with perjury falsifying the records and embezzle pent of county funds. The all : g el jitfense was committed while Lind ..n ras assessor of the county. Man .• of Ibe facts have been known in 1ca. lor some time, but the hail' of e . fence was not compile u ul r jat two weeks ago, when t 4 >aiis |iuuers received a dx ceil , 0 m a llieepman, wh > had p-1 h is taxes lor a full year. Lindja went before [lie county orr ai. oners and stated at the - — > 11 w not entitled to i_v re 1 . .. c!i that the money fas u c -u. 1 to the county. Lan iii 1 have a preliminary [earing be." • the judge of the pro ate court today. The prominence If the defendent and the effect it may |ave on the republican ticket makes he ease peculinaly interesting. PATRIOTIC DECLARATION fetion of the Synod of Utah on Hierarchic Claims. The synod of Utah, in session in foise. Ida., took the following uuan aous action on Thursday, October in reference to the claims of the formon hierarchy. The synod of Utah, composed of he Presbytery of Utah, and Kendall, j ecupying the southe.n half of Idaho. IAPAN IS VERY ANGRY Tokio, Japan, Oct. 22.—It would difficult to overestimate the gravi of the situation caused by the an -Japanese feeling that has been giv voice to in the United States, hiring his 19 years residence in this ouutry the correspondent has never eu the Japanese press so agitated ainst Americans. At a dinner last night attended by [JO prominent bankers and business fcien at the Imperial hotel deep feei ng was expressed that America |kould regard with indifference to nlical war. Little was said regard ng the American protest against Ja au's program in Manchuria, thekill ug of Japanese sealers, murder of a lapanese bank president in San Fran |isco, attacks by John D. Rockefeller Japan's commercial treachery, Hawaiian exclusion policy, public in nits to Professor Omort and Con ssman Kahn's war threats, all of |hioh incidents have oocurred within lav.- months; but the exclusion of hpauese children from the public phools of California cuts this child pving nation "td the quick. There is> Evidence that the goven fient regards the situation as ex finely serious. It has taken mea gre* to calm the press and discour a mass meeting that was called to iopt retaliatory measures. Jis Ji Shi umbo prints a long anon nous article Which, however, is [n< wn to emanate from a member of government, attempting to ex llaiii in a way the act which offend pe Ja)ianeee. The Imperial govern ment recognizes the opposition to apanese is now loyal, but the op [nsition politicians hold it is not a cal manifestation, and they point ut His! American authorities have 'I'li decisive steps to retain rela pons between the two countries. P - mpt repudiation of anti-Japau sentimeut by the United States at ke is necessary to avoid a crisis * rf ' that would result in the destruc r, f historic friendly political, ttcial and commercial relations *tween the two nations. fuel Famine Threatened. Spokane, Wash., Oct. 22. — With ir, Uy a ton of domestic coal in the I'ty markets and only enough wood r** the average in the hands of the Pfalers to supply the needs for one f*y- a spell would inevitably Nose soldering, not only among the in session at Bol ,e, i .'a., from Octo ber 9 to 11, t.,e '.. oman j Synod so ciety joiniu. w.rb the synod, does hereby he tily approve and indorse the foil ,*iu tim; y and patriotic utteir. .je j the - resbyterian general asse -bly n se.oon at DesMoines, la. fr un . „y 17 ot 26, 1906, an asssem oly ot mpo-ed of over 600 delegates, trm twenty-eight states and terri 1 'i ries. \\ hereas, The Mormon hierarchy claims the right and authority to nake constitutions, presidents and kings, and also asserts that there is no lawful or authorized government but the government of the Mormon priesthood; and. Whereas, Its teachers, claiming in spiration, declare that the Govern ment of the United States and all other governments, must be uproot ed, and, Whereas, Reed Smoot, claiming to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, with all authority is living in harmony with the teaching, and in harmony with the prophet, seer and revelator, Joseph F. Smith, and other apostles, who have sworn that they are living in violation of the law of God and of the state of Utah; and, Whereas, These violators of law are a treasonable organization; therefore, Resolved, That as citizens of this government, we earnestly petition the senate of the United States to declare his (Smoot's) seat vacant, and thus help remove this menace to our free institutions. Resolved, That we urge all of our ministers to inform themselves of the treasonable teachings of the Mormon hierarchy, in reference to civil gov ermument and citizen rights. poor, but among people of means. The coal hunkers are empty, and the dealers are not able to provide fuel for immediate delivery at any price. In the face of these conditions few of the dealers hold out hopes of immed iate relief, aud some do not sea relief at all. Most of the fuel men had exhausted tbeir stock of coal two aud three weeks ago, and but little has been re ceived since. The supply of wood, which was abort for the time of year, has since been be vily drawn upon, until none of the dealers have more than 100 or 150 cords on band. A great many persons have stored wood for the winter, and are for the time being independent of the dealers, but it is estimated that as much wood is consumed in Spokane iu one day dur ing cold weather as is now in stock among ail tbe dealers. SENATOR BURTON IN JAIL Former Senator Begins Sen tence of Six Months. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 22.—Former United States Senator J. R. Burton, accompaniel by Mrs. Burton arrived here this morning over the Union Pa cific on bis way to jail. Mr. Burton was met at tbe St. Louis Union sta tion by bis attorney, and together the party proceeded to tbe office of the United States marshal, where tbe former senator delivered himself into: tbe custody of the officer. Later in tbe day be was taken to Irontown, Mo., aDd turned over to the sheriff of Iron county to begin a sentence j of six months imposed by tbe su preme court for violating the statutes by appearing before one of the depart ments in behalf of a client while serv ing as a United States senator. Tbe choral club will meet at the Presbyterian church this evening and at the Auditorium tomorrow evening when the first dress reliers.il will be held. The members are working hard, and tbe opperetia promises to be equal to anything in tbe musical line that has been presented by profession als in tbe city. There is a strong run of comedy and aside from tbe chorus work, which professionals bare stated to be' the best amateur work ever done, tbe principal charac ters touch tbe pathetic side of life, making this play a most pleasing one. It will be presented Friday evening. 1 »:UJ H SEGAL, HYPNOTIC BORROWER OF MONEY. gal. the Philadelphia promoter who I* under arrest because of :-. tyed in tbe wrecking of the Real Estate Trust company, la a r a and twenty years ago was a floor soapmaker In Philadelphia, sled in borrowing on very poor securities over $5,000,000 from P;de. the suicide president of the company, is a matter which la -"ligated by the courts STATESMAN'S PAST RECORD Is Now Supporting Gooding and the Mormons In 1904, before tbe Boise States man had been bought by Gooding and the Mormons with over $11,000 worth of state printing, it printed a series of editorials disclosing thoroughly the polygamous practices and political interference of the Mor mon church. Now that Gooding and the Mormon state administration has paid that paper its price, tbe Statesman de clares that the Mormon issue is a "phantom issue." Appended are a number of its edi torial utterances, printed before it got both hands into tbe state treas ury; Friday, March 4, 1904: "One thing was made very clear— that polygamy remains a doctrine of the church. President Smith declar ed himself a believer in it, and ex plained that it had simply been sus pended by the manifesto of 1890. The explanation is not new bat evi dence of tbe president, as a whole throws a very strong light upon the position of tbe church in relation to the subject. " Wednesday, June 8, 1904: "To this end tbe Republican party should adopt resolutions at its forth coming convention similar to those passed by tbe democrats (at the Weiser convention. It should go a little farther, demanding that our emasculated election laws be amend ed to harmonize with the constitution on the subject of exercise of tbe right of franchise by polygamists. "Renuhlican citizens should take this matter in band, make themselves beard in every way possible, includ ing primary action, and see to it that tbe resolutions adopted by tbe state convention of the party shall ring true on this greet question. "Let it go forth this fall that the people of Idaho are preparing to force tbt Mormon church to keep its prom isea: that they have taken the control of political and legislative action out of tbe bands of tbe agents of tbe Mor mon church, and. as one people, though differing on party questions, are determine to bring tbe church to a realization of tbe duty it owes to tbe general public and to its own people. "If this is to be accomplished, nothing can be taken for granted. Nothing put persistent agitation and tireless work can accomplish the re salt-" Sunday, May 22, 1904: "The postmaster at Franklin in this state lias resinged as a result of ; the investigation ordered by the oust master general to determine whether any postal officials iu this state were living in polygamy. None has to dig very far to find such offender*. There are greet numbers ready to fol low the example of their leaders, and | in some sections of the state the evil 1 has reached scandalous proportions, j When tbe senate shall have disposed of the Bmocit case, congress should submit an amendment to tbe constltu j lion giving the federal government authority to deal with this problem, j Tbe states cannot cope with it, for manifest reasons, and the nat'onal government will be untrue to itself unless it takes hold aud eradicate* the pact ice, since the chiefs of the Mormon church glory in repudiation of the promises of tbeir church uu the subject. " Wednesday, June I, 1904: "Tbe people demand good faith on Ibe part of tbe Mormon church. They insist that promises shall be kept. There can be nothing but -on tention so long as tbe church perfid iously tramples its solemn obliga lions under its feet. Look at the conditions iu ths state that have aris eu as a result of tbe breaking of the promises of tbe church. There are scores of polyganista families in Ida bo, and tbe number is constantly in creasing. No effort is made by the church to pot an end to such condi lions; on the contrary, it eur-ouragea the practice. "It ha* been impossible to secure tbe enactment of legislation for tbe puuisbment -f those guilty of poylga mous practices; that has been because the Merino-, members of the legisla ture bare opimaed such legislation, and succeeded in making such trades that tbeir wishes have prevailed. We hare had our selection law e.a/sulat ed until there is nothing on the slat- j ute bocks to put the provision of the constitution into effect which denies . tbe polygamiet the right to vote. At ; every point where the interests of po- ! lygaamy are touched, there tbe hand 1 of tbe eburrb has la ways been extend ed. through members holding official ! positi ns, to prevent action by tbe' state." Tuesday. June 21, 1904: "Of course, if the church authori ties were sincere in their declaration (Continued on 2 ) d * it FATAL SHOOTING AT SANTA • - * , ' # 4 * J One Man Has Four Bullets in His Body A -hooting soarjie occurerd at San ta Saturday evening which may enl fatally for at least one person and perhaps two. The affair was the re sult of a drunken brawl and occurred In a saloon. According to the re port, Bert Earbs, who was under the influence Of squirrel whiskey made himself a nuisance to the community at large and in particular to Dennie La France, who is a settler in tbe Mica creek district and was a visitor in Santa at the time. Late In the evening LaFranee was In a saloon drinking when Earha ap proached him and continued In his abuse. A fight followed iu which Earbs, being the heraier of the two landed LaFranee on tbe fiocr, and proceeded to sit on him. LaFranee had warned Earbs to stay away from him and even threatened to fill him full of holea, so that the daylight, might shine through, but Earns heed ed not the warning and when La France had stood tbe torment as long as he could h - pulled a gun, aud pro needed to do some shoot tug. Esrbs received three bullets in the abdo men and one in tbe thigh. Excitement reigned aud LaFranee was arrested and is at Bt. Maries awaiting the results of the shoe, where he will he given a prelimin ary hearing before a justice of the peace, and will plead self defense. A physician was summoned and the injured man was properly cared for. At fii-at it wbm thoug t it impossible for him to si rvive 48 hours, but he had not died at two o'clock tbisafter noon, but there is little possibility of his recovery. He stated that he was to blame for the trouble aud in bia confession placed LaFranee in a position to clear himself of the charge of murder. FIRE AT LANIER SALOON Lest evening about nine o'clock, j the people of the city were sent sour eying to their door* and win lows, or to their homes, as the fire bell rang out its ominous warning. At 8:45 o'clock last evening, Mra. Bnnksou, who has charge of the ree taurant iu the rear of tbe Lanier aa loon, aud which is operated by Mr*. Kratzer, glanced up at tbe ceiling and saw smoke pouring down through the cracks. She sounded the alarm j in the restaurant, and the bartender in tbe aaloon also notieed the smoke at tbe same time. He called to Mr. Lanier, wbo was playing solo, and by this time tbe flames wen beginning to dart hungry tongue* through tbe ceiling. About tbe same time (ssies triana passing by noticed a targe volume of emoke pouring from tbe roof of the building, and a few min utaa later flames broke forth. 1 The street waa quickly alive with persons running aud calling, "fire! fire!" The guests of the Coeur d*- ! .41 roe Inn added to the excltmeut ' by pouring from that bouse into tbe street in an excited stream, those in the upper floors thinking the hotel , waa burning. While this excitement filled the air and street, the tnawti were respond ing quickly to the alarm and in less than five minutes had a strong stieam of water playing on the flames. A second stream waa added, and tbe flames were checked, controlled aud ; finally vanquished after almost the entire roof had been badly scorched. and in some places burnt through Tbe one heroic thing of the even ing was tbe rescue of tbe two chil dera of Mra. Bank-inn, by one of the fk-m u. who rushed Into tbe smoke filled room and carried them tenderly to a place of safety. The damage done to the building, which ia the property of James Mon oghsn, of Spokane, and insured through Mrs, Graham iu the Pheouix. of Brooklyn, N. V., will amount to abuut 9200. Tbe damage to the stock of goods of Mr. Lanier is about $300 and is covered by I - wuranee in Geo. F. Steele's agency. Tbe <lsm age to tbe res ta u rant of Mrs. Knttxer is small, mostly by water, but with no insurance. When tbe fir* Bret broke out It was feared that tbe entire corner would \ ASSAULTED THE PRIEST"" He It Then Reteued by the Police. Westfield, Maas., Out. 22.—Rev Father T. Prxybyioaki, pastor of the Polish Catholic church, was ssverely beaten by a number of bis parishion er* tonight. The police reeoued the prieet after his head had been out in many places aud be had received in juries to his hands and one *r.y|v Following tbe assault warrants were issued for the arrest of seven of the alleged assailants. Three men, Thomas Kateurkiewichx, president of the literary society connected with the pariah. Michael Kuis-ynskl and Anthony Kucxyuakl, have been tak en into custody. Last July Father I'rxybyloski dis charged Wulerya Dnbrowspk, a women who served as hia houaekeeker. and a short time ago had her arrested for attempted extortion. She was bound over to tlie December term of the grand jury. ■ A week ago tbe woman euaaod the arrest of the priest on a charge of aaaault and battery. The case waa h-wrd iu tbe local'district court -—-I decision was reserved. As a result of tbe trouble between the priest and his former housekeeper the parish was divided. David Scott and Jennie Murray were uui'ed in marriage Saturday evening by Justice Uuseeli at hia office on |F mrth street. This is the second Coeur d'Alene couple to be wedded by that worthy in ttje week, and it ap|>ear* as if -tie had a tuattop oly in that line. The young people live just north of tbe city, where the bridegroom has a small farm. be sacrificed to tbe flames, but the prompt action of the fire companies, settled tbe question in short order. -----—------- Skip* With $48,000. Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 22.—Leslie Odelt of Parkersburg, W. Va , waa arrested at a railroad camp near Mansfield. Ohio, on tbe charge of appropriating a satchel containing $48,000 worth of negotiable bonda, George L. Bell of Chagrin Falla reported to tbe police last, night that hi* valise, containing $48,0(81 worth to boi ds, Imd been stolen from him while a passenger on an Akron, Bed ford A Cleveland trolly car. Upon entering tbe car Bell placed his valla* on the floor of the car close to hia feet. A well dr e se n d stranger carry mg a vaisa seated himself near Ball soon after tbe car left Akron. Bbort before tbe car reached tbe city Bell picked up tbe remaining valise and nntic-d that It was not bla. Tha police were appraised of the exchange. When they visited the camp in search of tbe stolen satchel Odell claimed he had his own proper ty. He described the oontents as a collar, shirt and tooth brush. When the police opened tbe valise and showed that he had been in pusses :*ion of a small fortune lie was appnr eutiy amazed. He was taken into custody and will have a bearing in tbe police court tomorrow, CUBAN HORROR ,, „ ~ "~ Un*arthed by Governor Mh 800fl Havana. Oct. 22. -Governor Ma goon visited tbe national asylum yes* terday ufternoou aud discovered a de plorable state of affairs there. One thousand six hundred and sixty per sons of both vexes are crowded into Hithy and dilapidated buildiuga with a capacity for 40Q person* only, They are sleeping on broken •'ota, relics of tbe last American ooeups tioo. Congress made an appropriation to enlarge the asylum, but the money was never expended. The condition* today are vary lit tie better than under Spanish control, Governor Magoon will take steps to erect additional buildings and ram edy the abase.