T -SS. TUB DAY
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)LUME i, NUMBER 68
THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 23, 1906
NOW IN JAIL
ictim of His Weapon In Pre
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
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
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
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
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
BLOCK BIG TRUST
Government to Watch Beet
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
a consolidation under a foreign hold
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
"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."
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.
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, 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.
"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
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
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
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.
"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
''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)
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IN GRASP OF
Sweeps Country From Texas to
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
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
Loss of human life is reported on
the ranges and thousands of head of
cattle and sheep are said to have per
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
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
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ty of officials of the Inland Empire
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railroad made a t'lp overland in au
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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.
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.
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
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raised over lloo. 1'be third print
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was a paint itig of lake Taito, which is
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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
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.
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