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T -SS. TUB DAY *3t i**' * . ' y*tK\ r \ Dor )LUME i, NUMBER 68 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 23, 1906 PRICE A FRENIA NOW IN JAIL ictim of His Weapon In Pre carious Condition Bert Earbs who was the victim of hie shooting fracas at Santa Saturday ■veiling is still alive, but the re sult is doubtful. He is being treat id at the hospital at Santa where the riends of both are eagerly watching ■or a turning point, when be will lither live or die. D. B. LaFrenia who did the shoot ig spent last evening in our oity ao ompanied by Ves Babitt, a deputy tieriff from St. Maries. LaFrenia is small man about 5 foot 6 inches ill, and thin, he is light complected knd wears a light mustache. His face Is not that of a criminal, and to all Ippearances he is but a boy or youth, hbout 21 or 22 years of age. When asked about the affair he did hot wish to talk but stated that Earbs bad bothered him all dty and that he vas compelled to shoot in self de lense as he feared Earbs would hurt him. Earbs admits that the fault lay with him and has left a sworn Statement which all but exonerates LiaFrenia in case of his death. La T-enia is making efforts to secure bail but this morning had not done He and the deputy sheriff left |or Rathdrum this morning where he rill be held until he furnishes bail br has a trial. Nothing definite can done until Earbs dies or shows klgns of recovery. Choral Club Uperetta. While it will be a home talent production, it, promises to be the ■how of the season, as the best of the local talent has been secured, and professionals have said thit the chor |us work is equal to * ny of that pre sented by some of the operas on the OLD TRICKS IN DAKOTA Minot, N. D.. Oct. 23.—After keeping at bay a crowd of citizens for more than an hour and firing 300 shots, five masked baudits yesterday secured 84600 from the Sawyer State bank at Candmeyer, 20 miles south east of here. They also took several hundred dollars' worth of clothing, revolvers and ammunition from a general store. Several citizens had narrow escapes. The residents were awakened by an explosion, and arriving at the bank were met with a fusillade of bullets. The burglars bad men at each corner of the bank, but in the meanwhile a fifth man worked at the safe. Nine explosions were require! to open the safe. The robbers rode out of town on horseback, firing in all directions as they went. A pose was quickly organized and is now in pursuit of the bandits, but up to a late hour no trace could be found of the robbers. DELIVERS MAIL FREE Letters From New Zealand to Be Admitted. Washington, Oct. 23.—Postmaster General Cortelyou announced last night that on and after November 1, letters originating in New Zealand and prepaid by postage stamps at the rate of 1 penny or 2 cents for each half ounce will be delivered to ad dresses in the United States without charge or the collection of additional postage. This has been done upon the repre sentation of the postmaster general at New Zealand, now prime minister, who strongly urged the concession in the interest of the people of his coun try who desired to trade with the United States. It is the expectation that the effect of the recent order will bring the people of New Zealand into closer business relations with the merchants and manufacturers of the United States. BLOCK BIG TRUST - , Government to Watch Beet Packers. Washington Oct. 23._The depart ment of justice is determined to keep in touch with any movement that may to- msde by the beef packers to e fleet road. It is good, and every body is talking about it. The chorus work will be one of the features and so 'will be the work of those carrying principal parts. Many of the latter have had much ex perience and some wi h professionals. All have had the opportunity of see ing the best talent in the oountty, and as most people imitate while be ing original, there will be no lack of good work on their part. The story is a familiar onp,a s the play is an old timer, having been presented throughout the entire country many years ago. * The dash ing young reporter, a summer resort, pretty girls and a war. The three bum bums as spies <*nd Pauline. Much time has been spent on this production and care has been taken in securing the proper costumes. The first dress rehearsal will be held this evening when photograps will be taken, and placed on exhibition. The price of admission will be placed in the read: of all, and the call for seats '.as begun. Everything tends towards the most successful home talent e utertainment ever giveu in the city. A trip to Wallace has been proposed, but nothing definite has bee \ settled on, and the matter rests with the success met with Friday evening, October 26. Walter Stoddard, of Rathdrum, who has been conducting a barber shop in that city for some time, has sold out his business and will engage in business in this city with his brother, C. E. Stoddard, who oper ates a shop next door to Ford's sa loon. a consolidation under a foreign hold ing company. The attorney general has directed that letters be seut to the district at torneys in a number of the states, calling their attentoin to the report ed efforts at consolidation and in structing them to investigate matters closley and to keep the department of justioe posted as to developments. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, when asked for bis view of the pro posed organization of a gigantic beef trust with an English charter, said: ' 'We have a bureau of corpora tions, whose agents are especially charged with looking into matters of that kind. "W T e have a department of justice, whose machinery was designed to be used iu just such a case as this. *W T e have our own attorneys gen eral to talk to grand juries. 'We have grand juries to listen and to indict. "We have petit juries. "And we have penitentiaries." ARREST ANARCHIST Distribution of Cards Stopped by the Police. Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 23.—Dis tribution of cards announcing the visit of Alexander Berkman, husband of Emma Goldman, to Cleveland has been put under the ban by the |w> Ben Parino was arrested after he had received repeated warning to discontinue handing out the cards. Berkman recently was released from the penitentiary after serving 14 years for an attempt on tbe life of H C Frick the Pittsburg mil-'gal I innaira' ' The cards announce tliath will deliver two lectures in this city Oue add news, entitled "Crime and Prisons." will be delivered in fier mania hall. A second lecture. "The Road to Happiness. " is sebed uled to be delivered in Hungarians hall, Clark avenue, Wednesday. Fire Destroys Iowa Town. „ . 3 . , . . * , Marshalltown. Iowa, Oct. 23.— Practically all that wa* left of the business portion of Bristwa, Butler county, was destroyed yesterday by fire. This is the second disaster by fire withn a week and is believed to have been Incendary. WILLIAM ORDWAY PARTRIDGE. William Ordw&y Partridge, who is making a statue of Pocahontas for the Jamestown exposition, stands In the front rank of American sculptors, tits more notable pieces have Iteen statues of Nathan Hale. Alexander Hamilton. Lincoln and Grunt. Mr. Partridge waa bora in Paris of American parents. NAMES MANY POLYGAMISTS Points Out Illegitimate in 1906 Births "Without doubt tlie most startling and effective campaign document 1 have yet issued," said II. W. Lock hart, chairman of the Idaho demo cratic state committee, "is a letter recently addressed to W. E. Borah by Charles Mostyu Owen. Mr. Owen is prominent citizen of Halt Lake City, Utah, and Mt. Borah is the re publican candidate for the United States senate in our state against Mr. Dubois. lu this letter prominent Idaho politicians are enumerated and specifically charged with polygamy. Their wives' names are given and var ous other data is furnished, so that Borah can no longer make good on his oft repeated statemeut that poly gamy ia a dead issue in Idaho, and that be knows of no polygamists. His offer to prosecute offenders agaiust the Edmunds law ulso sounds hollow in the face of Mr. Owen's charges.' ' charges.' The letter, in part, follows: MR. OWEN'S LETTER. "Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 15, 1906.—W. E. Borah, Boise City, Idaho—Sir: Two years ago, iu your political tour of Idaho, you challeng ed any and all to lay information charging polygamy or polygamous cohabitation. At that time I had the honor to submit some 20 infor mations to you, with a further prof fer of 100 more when jou had con victed the first 20, as you so boldly declared you would. At that time you dodged the issue by declaring that your challeuge did not apply to any other than Senator Dubois. "It would be unfair to the polyga mists of Idaho and to yourself did I offer any other name as the chief testified in offender than be who Washington before tbe senate commit tee on privileges snd elections, that 1 he was tbe most prominent polygamist In Idaho. I refer, of course, Ur Wil liam Budge, who divides his ronjo attentions impartially and not j iiiiimws— fully between bis three j wives-Julia, Lizzie, and Ann. That his matrimonial relation* have re cently taken on the aspect of inter state commerce is also true; but, in *P't* «* that, his imparlia'ity with ,wo remaining in Idah susceptible of proof. Even district judge is one of tbe best the 1 formed of the witnesses, being one of : the many sons of th* most prominent : Mormon in Idaho. CASE OF TRIPLE MARRIAGE. j "The next case which we will ap ; proacb is that of J. U. St uck i, also of Paris, Bear Lake county. This saint j ly person is. like bis more promt aent brother, blessed with _uu leas' than three wives—Marguerite, Jane and Clara Spori, the last of whom he conjugated iu the fa'l of 1892. Mr. Stucki is at present in Boise serving on the federal grand jury. Follow ing the able example of your brother in tbe law, i'arley P. Christensen, you might consult with Mr. Btuoki and learn from him or his attorney whether he would staud such action on your part without resentment. '"Bishop Amos Wright of Beuuiug ton is an excellent subject to teat your new adultery law—and it may be that polygamy would be also ap plicable. If he waa a polygamist prior to January 24, 1906, the ohuroh of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints did not know it as would ap pear from tbe official list of potyga tnous officers of that intitution filed with tbe senate committee—-see page 404, volume 3 of the proceedings In the Smoot hearing, and with which you, as Apostle Smoot's counsel must be thoroughly oouvesrant, Bish oj Wright's plural wife gave birth to a child iu January, 1900. MARRIED BISTERS. "E. Lorenzo Burgoyne is a prom ising subject for your proposed raid on polygamist*. He lives at Mont pefier, Bear Lake county, with his two wives, who are sisters; and Bin nie No. 2, has a child bora July 1906. ''Leaving Bear Lake county for Bingham, I cordially Invite your at tentiou to John W. Burton, manager of' tbe Blackfoot Stock compauy ranch, north of Soda Springs, where he lives with his two wives, sisters, Ella and Florence. This man mi ried his first wife iu 1896. In county of lonely and dusty roads, where every man you meet is au elder 1 holding the Melchisedek priesthood, with full power to bind partial ou earth and elsewhere, tbe marriage qf Brother John \- . Burton and sister j Florence Potter might bate happeued suywbere between tbe ranch aud Star I valley, Wyoming. She ha* certainly two children, and bis cane as cwrtain 15 merits your stteutlon. "With stores at Chesterfield and Bancroft and a wife in every store, Ira Call invites your legal attention, He left Utah some years ago in order that be might live bis religion more freely snd undisturbed. He chose Liaho a* a place of safety ing to remain ao. Brother BorahT UNCLE SAM'S PROTEST. "On Tom's Fork, in Bear Lake county, lives one Gottfried Eachler, with his two Rohm, Kunz and Kunz ler. The United State* postal au (Continued on page 2) j s jt _ 0 IN GRASP OF GREAT STORM Sweeps Country From Texas to Minnesota Chicago, Oct. 23.—One of the worst blizzards ever known so early in tlie season has almost completely out off many towns in the Pacific northwest from communication with Chicago and ao aerioualy crippled the service to the others that but the most meager details of the situation are reaching here. The storm extends as flsr east as northern Minnesota and south into Texas and New Mexico, where rain and sleet have oaused almost as meuh trouble as the snow farther north. Salt Lake seems to have suffered more severiy than any other point. Here trees were torn up by the roots, small houses blown down and tele phone and telegraph communication nearly prostrated. Loss of human life is reported on the ranges and thousands of head of cattle and sheep are said to have per ished. Denver reports a storm general all along the eastern slopes of the Rsckies and from Albuquerque comes news of heavy Iohncn of sheep misers. In the Texas panhandle and western Kansas the drop In the temperature was so suddeu that there was little oppor tuuity to care for cattle amt the rangcmen say their losaea will be eu orntotis. Wyoming, North and South Dakota and Northern Minnesota suffered less from the wind than sections further to the west aud north but are mantled with deep snow. STORM IN WYOMING. Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 23.- Tlie blizzard which has been raging throughout the state of Wyoming continues with increasing fury aud with a raging wind which promises to be one of the worst of many years. INLAND TO LEWISTON Lewiston, Idaho, Oct. 23. — A per . . _ . . ... , ..., .... ty of officials of the Inland Empire .1 , _ , . ... railroad made a t'lp overland in au . L.i . u _ . . . .......... tomob les from Moscow to Lewistou yesterday afternoon, ostensibly to in spect the route of the proposed line into this oity. It is understood they have been conferring quietly with members of the city council to get an idea of the measure of euoouragemeut Lewiston will offer the road in rights of way and terminal grounds in the city. The party consisted of F. A. Blackwell, vice president and gener al manager; F. Lewis Clark, second vioe president; Mr. Robbiuson, tbe engineer who ran tbe two preliminary line* into Lewiaton; A. M Lupfer, chief engineer, and Arthur D. Jones, right of way agent. Mr. Blackwell stated the party had come to lusjiect preliminary route* and to look over tbe field with a view to determining tbe commercial feasibility of bring wig tbe road to Lewistou. He said that after this trip tbe enigueer corp* would prepare estimates ou costs of the extension, snd from these figure* his company would decide whether or not it could build to Lewistou from Moscow and make the Hue pay. He indicated that it would be ouly question of cost aud grades that would euter into tin- matter. When asked if the Inland would make a proposition to the city of Lewiston for rights of way and a de pot sits, Mr. Blackwell stated that they did not have their route located definitely to make any proposition at this time. Tbe party, however, was in consultation with Mayor Heilfeld snd other prominent residents dm - ing the afternoon. I j PRIZE PICTURES AWARDED One to Georg* Read and One to Ire. S. C. Bonner. The oil painting by Rev. W. W Davis, wiiie.i ha* been tbe object of envy among a number of persona for some time, and which has t-een on ex - 1 hibitlon at the store of the Cocor d'Aleoe Furniture company, the ob j«ct of those competing iu the contest for the liquidation of the dent of tbe Baptist church, wa» awarded yerter day to Georgs Read, who raised over •200 toward the cause. Ths second prize which is a beau tiful painting of the B«a of Galllie oo|ercd with ice, but cuttle are ia good condition, and the It sat will not he heavy. At Chatitiing a blizzard is raging. Iu the Da'.1 am territory the temperature lm* been in,the 70s, but at miduight la falling. TRAINS DELAYED. Lincoln, Neb., Got, 23.—All train* from the west are late today many lion is on account of the snow ami sleet storms In Colorado. The storms are responsible for a alight wreck on the Burlington near Item tuingford. No one waa injured, but traffic was badly delayed. In southern Wyoming the snow haw. reached the depth of 10 inches on a level. In tbe northern parts It ia fully 18 iuobes deep while iu the western part about the continental divide, it is from three to six feat deep. Ranchmen were caught with little if auy shelter tor their Btock ami there is bound to be a big loea not only of sheep but of cattle and horses aa well. A report from Green River tells of a bunch of dead sheep several feet high, the result of the constant at tempt of the outside to work toward the center. Fear la entertained for several parties of hunters aud camp ers who are kuown to have been caught iu the Yeilowstoue park by the storm which came 011 ao nuddenly it gave them no opportunity to seek protection. A Douglas dispatch briugs news of a man lost in lb# storm, aud further toss of life is *** BLIZZARD IN TEXAS. Dalles, Tex., Oct. 23 - Wind blowing at a velocity of 60 miles an hour in sweeptig across tbs plains country in tlie Texas panhandle, with blinding sleet aud snow. Grass in was won by Mrs. C. 8. Bonne r, who ' .... ... raised over lloo. 1'be third print . ..... . was a paint itig of lake Taito, which is ... .7 ,__, , .. __ of at - situated in tits heart of the Heiim Minin' mountains a'mosl on tbs Hue dividing Nevada and Cal |a*nla. There were but two contestants, so this picture will not be received by auy presnu, unless they chose to pay a price which the plcturw deserves. Tlie debt has been raised and there Is still five cents left in the treasury from tbe proceeds of tbe content. This five mints will be used as a neat egg, aud it Is h ped that from thin amuunt a fortune will be built. UP TO THE PRESIDENT Want Roosavalt to Solva Negro Problem. Cincinnati, Oet. 23. — The negro pronietn and relief for Han Fruucioao furnished two questions for the Metho dist ministers «f this section at their weekly meeting yesterday. Assist ance of President Roosevelt may be . »ked ay tbe Cincinnati ministers to •olve tlie negro problem. Bit-hop Waidrou declared "the na tion must consider Its relation with tbe nergo a* that of a guardian to a ward. The colored man will maka a good busiuess man aud a good citi zen if we only give him a chance." The other sensation was an s-ldras* t-V Rev. Dr. V. M. Larkin of Ban i- raurisco, in which be mint*- a bitter attack on ths Methodists of Ohio for the small amount of money they had contributed to the stricken Methodists of Han Francisco. - of Han Francisco. BOY IS LOST Returns Home, but One of tbe Searchers Is Gone. PueeUllc. ilia bo., Oct. 23.—Louie Whitman, the 10 year old ton of a of I prominent minister of this city, be* for came lust in the *age brush ou the - I prairie north of town hurt night while i out riding. Search parties were or ob- j ganized snd spread over tbs country in every directibu. This afternoon tbe J the young ma.i returned home after -pending the night iu au abandoned over -back on the Indian reservation, and suffering severely bom the cold. One of the srarchers is now lost, sad other parties have been sent out.