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The Cceur d'Alene
VOLUME i, NUMBER 69 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS CAPTURED THE BANK ROBBERS Five Members of the Gang Are in Custody Minot, N. D., Oct. 24.—After a chase lasting 6 hours, the sheriff's pose succeeded early last evening in capturing the five bandits whj robbed the Sawyer, N. D., bank of $4600 early Monday morning, when a battle ensued with citizens during which 300 shots were fired. They were dis covered on a farm near here, and in a tight that followed one robber was severely wounded. Another member of the party ran into a swamp aud dropped some of the money. Four of the men captured are young and well dressed, none being over 25 years of age. The leader is somewhat older than his companions, and it is believed to be an experienced crimi nal. The money recovered consists entirely of gold and bills, all the sil ver having been thrown away by the robbers. The robbers today stopped at the farm house of a man named Oleson aud stole a team of horses, threaten iug to kill the entire family if an alarm was raised. The robbers spent the night in a wheat bin on a farm near Sawyer, and a search of the place today resulted in the recovery I of several revolvers, fuses, bank checks aud a small amount of silver, buried beneath the wheat. | BLOW TO MORMON MACHINE Leading Republican Repudiates Party's Unholy Alliance. Boise, Idaho., Oct, 22.—Judge J. A. McGinty, one of the leading re I publicans of Boise, handed the Re publican-Mormon machine a body blow yesterday. A few nights ago Senator Dubois stated in a speech in north Idaho that Judge McGinty, among other prominent republicans NUMBERING COMPLETED F. L. Freeberg, who secured the contract from the city for numbering the houses has completed the work, numbering 950 buildings. His work does not include about 250 buildings not located within the corporation limits or the houses on the post grounds. This work has given him an opportunity to make a good esti mate of the population of the city, and he states that as near as can be ascertained without taking a census, the number of people in the city, in cluding the additions which have not been annexed, is over 6,000. The numbering on the b reels run ning east and west begin at First street with 101 and 100 is added for each block. Sherman street is the t>ase line for streets running north aud south and the numbering is the same each way from the street. North of the base lin° is known as north First or Second or Third street, and south of Sherman, as south First or Second. The same rule applies to the streets running east and west. This is the latest and most improved system of numbering, and aside from the numbering he has posted the street signs at each corner. heyburn and hattabaugh Republican Tonight, Democrat Thursday Evening. Tonight Senator Heyburn will ad dress the residents of the city at the Auditorium on the leading questions of the present campaign. Senator Heyburn is an able and brilliant i speaker and his speech will doubt less be interesting. Tomorrow evening the Hon. Reese Hattabaugh will speak at-the Audi torium, touching on th & Mormon and i other questions. The city is now in 8 political ferment, aud each party >s working hard to overthrow the K*ins made by their opponents. A grand reception will be tendered the i senator in the way of a great deal of noise such as is used to attract peo ple will be indulged in. These tar I tics will also be employed tomorrow evening proceeding the speech of Mr. Hattabaugh. We have a new and complete line " f 'sittings, all the latest patterns. Idaho Mercantile company. of Ada oounty was not supporting the Gooding-Borah-Mormon combine. Yesterday Borab, who is also in the north, wired Chairman Brady to have Judge McGinty sign a telegram deny ing Dubois' statement and declaring for the election of the republican tic ket. Brady was up to his ears trying to smother the scandal c sued by the charges of embezzlement and falsifi cation of public records made against Robert Landson, the machine nomi nee for secretary of state. So he turned Borah's tequest over to C. C. Cavauab, Borah's chief lieutenant in this conntv. Cavauali drew up a tel egram denynig Dubois' statement, and took it to Judge McGinty with a request that the latter sigu it. Judge McGinty refused with vigor ous promptness to sigu it stating with great emphasis that he would not give Borah any chance to call in questou the word of one of the most honored members of the United States senate aud one of the most re spected citizens of Idaho. Mr. Cav anah departed in a dazed condition. Judge McGinty is simply one of a large number of prominent Ada coun ty republicans who openly repudiate the Gooding-Borah-Brady Mormon al liance made at the Pocatello conven tion. Commercial Club Met. Last evening the directors of the Coeur d'Alene Commercial club lim ited met in the council chamber for the purpose of settling the matter of agreements between the club and the Swedish Lutheran college. The pap ers were read and after some discus sion the officers of club were author ized to sign the agreement. INTERESTING CONTEST Involves a Valuable Home stead. A most inteersting contest case is being heard in the local land office, being that of Jacob Thornberg versus Harvey Stites, and the land in con trover y is perhaps the most beautiful and scenic point on Hayden lake comprising a tract o f about 20 aeres known as lot 3, section 10, township 51 orth range 3 west, which was thrown open for filing on August 7. Stites was in the line of applicants for filing aud filed a homestead en try. The land is valuable for fruit raising and especially vaulable for summer homes. Thornberg is con testing on the grounds of prior settle ment claiming that he lived there in 1892. Stiles has lived continually on the land since June 4, 1904. A large number of witnesses are present and evidence is being produced on both sides of the case. F. L. Bur gan. of the law firm of McClear A Burgan, and Karl M Sanders, of the firm of Sanders A Flynn are the attor neys in the case. DENIED THE MOTION Judge Morgan Held Court This Morning. The Honorable Judge Morgan of the first judicial district held court this morning at the Hotel Idaho and heard the case of Geo P. Benton A Company, versus I'atrick Haves, on a motion to discharge an injunction. The motion was denied. This case arose over a bleach of contract on the liar? of Hays who agreed to sell eedar poles worth about #10.000 to Burton A Company, bat after a por tion of the amount had been paid. Hays refused to deliver tbt goods. The case was heard some time ago in the city before Judge Morgan, being n motion to secure an injunction stopping Hays from disposing of the poles. The injunction was granted, and since that time Hays through his attorney H. L. Kimball, of Spo kane. has been trying to have the injunction set aside. Kdwin McBee, of Ratbdrum. who appears for G. P. Benton A Company, succeeded in bolding t-.e injunction. 1 i miiiii,. *% * V < 1 A FL0R0D0RA GIRL WHO BECAME A BRITISH PEERESS. Frances Belmont, whose marriage in I'arln to Lord Ashburton set her among the beauties of the British peerage, was one of the original Florodora sextet. When Lord Ashburton first met her she was one of the "scrub ladles' " chorus In "Mlladi." After she became engaged to Lord Ashburton he placed her tn a convent in France, where she was educated for the part she Is to play a* the uiislre-s jf an estate of do.oeu British aeres and a hauler of Loudon fashion. SINCLAIR'S R1ZAL RECORD Official Report Charges Him Wi'h Crime The publisher of the Press and chairman of the democratic county central committee was recently a. resteil on a warrant sworn out by Bartlett Sinclair on a charge of crim inal libel, which, if true ineaut that the Press had maliciously injured Sin clair's character and standing by publishing what was not true. The ground for the arrest was a statement published iu the Press to the effect that Bartlett Sinclair, dep uty county attorney, had been dis missed from the government service as treasurer of Rizal province on ai leged embezzlement of public funds. The Press now reiterates the charge and publishes below the official re cords of the war department showing that Sinclair was not only dismissed on the charge of being short in his accounts, but that his bondmen were compelled to make the defalcation good. The arrest was made for political reasons and in j'.stice to the chair man of the democratic committee and the party he represents in the moral crusade now being waged against the republican machine ticket the publi cation of facts taken from the govern meut is made that the people may know what kind of a n an the Good ing machine and Mormons are using as their tool for political persecution aud be giTen an opportunity to ex press their approval or disapproval at the polls. Following is the record which we submit to the public: 3877-4 Ck. WAR DEPARTMENT. Bur au of Insular Affairs. Washington, October 10, 1906. Sir: In further reply to your telegram of the ninth instant, addressed to General Ainsworth, The Military Secretary, relative to Bartlett Sin clair. the following is quitted from the report of the Philippine commis sion for 1903 (page 67, volume Ij: j "Bartlett Sinclair—Bom at Lancaster. S. C., in 1864. A member of the New York bar and subsequently auditor of the State of Idaho. Mint highly ree m mended. Appointed treasurer pro vince of Kiza) September 25, 1901. In January. 1903. be was found short in bis accounts in the sum of $1,410.40 United States currency. He was removed from office and charged under a Spanish statute still in force with "care lessness and negligence in office." as a result of which he permitted others to abstract public funds. The books cf the I .te treasurer, as kept by him, showed a shortage of over #10,000 Mexican currency, while nddit iomtl debits not charged, amounting to over ♦10,000 Mexi can currency, were discovered in the exmniimtniou of his office. The caw* ugninst Sinclair resulted iu his acquittal, on the |>ectiliar ground that he was as attentive to hi.i duties os a man with his lack of in ney ace muting aenac could be expected to lie, October 20, 1903. The loss has been paid in full by the sureties." In this connection I should also quote the following from the report of the Philippine Commission for 1903 (page 68, volinne 1) concert iug defaulting officials nd employees of the Philippine civil service: Emory H. Fogerty—Bom at Worcester, Mass iu 1874. O det United States Revenue-Cutter Service, 1898-1900. Appointed to the Philippine civil service from the United State* as a result of civil service examination April 21, 1902; assigned to the p sdtion of deputy treasurer, province of Rizal, under Bartlett Sinclair. Mr, Fogerty made a written coufea sion ol having appropriated to hia own use a sum equivalent to $1, 276 United States currency, plead ed guilty, and was sentenced April 8, 1903, to three years' imprison ment. " "Ricardo Gutierrez—Born in Baliuag, P. I., iu 1882. Appoint ed clerk in the office of the treas urer, province of Rizal at #180, July 9, 1901; promoted Septem ber 15, 1901, to the position of deputy treasu er at #300 |>er an num. While deputy of ex-treas urer Sinclair, was charged with misappropriation of #244.34 Mex ican currency, but reimbursed the government before the date of hia sentence, which was imprisor ment for four months and one day." "Gregorio De Silva—B rti at Paaig. P I . in 1875. Appointed clerk in the office of the treasurer, province of Rizal, on July 15, 1901, at #180 per annum. While deputy of ex-treasurer Sinclair, he was convicted of having approprl ate*, (sic; #46.28 Mexican cur rency, but reimbursed the govern ment before a sentence of two months' imprisonment was ira p wed." Very respectful I jr, A. D WILCOX. Chief Clerk. In the absence of Chief of Bureau. Hon. Fred T. Dubois, united States Senator, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. ROOSEVELT IS INDEPENDENT Will Appoint Democrats to the Cabinet Washington, Oct, 24.—The follow ing statement regarding prospective changes in President Roosevelt's cab inet was made public last night at the Whit* House: "On the retirement of Secretary Shaw and Attorney General Moody from the cabinet the follow ing changes will be made.; "Secretary of the treasury, George B. Cortelyou; pot muster general. George L. Meyer; attorney general, Charles J. Bouapart; secretary of the navy, Victor H. Metcalf; secretary of commerce and labor, Oscar S. Straus. ' ' The general understanding for sou* time bus been that Attorney General Moody will retire on January 1 and that Secretary Shaw follow hint ou March 4 next. Mr. Meyer, who will become post master general, is amlmsamlor at Rus sia. He Is a native of Massachusetts and has been well known ns u busi ness man. PRESIDENT'S INDEPENDENCE. Washington. Oct. 24. —Official Washington stauds fairly aghast to night at the announcement that President Roosevelt tins selected a prominent democrat of New York as a member of his c ibtnet. Oscar 8. Htraus has repeatedly in recent years bolted the democratic ticket but he lias never lieen known to ahandou the branch of the |>arty known as Cleveland democrats. There is no word of criticism here over the praaideut's selection iu so far as the presotmlity of Mr. Straus is concerned, for It Is conceded that he is a man of brilliant attainment, and that he will bring to the presi dent's council table wide and raluii He experience, particularly of the commercial world. The department HATTABAUGH AT HOPE Hope, Idaho, Oct. 24.- The demo-| eratio nominee for congress, M. K Hattabaugh addressed the residents of Hope last evening. He was uc cnnqiauied by E. J. Hunter, formerly assistant secretary to Senator Dubois. The speake- wus greeted by a large I aud appreciative audience, ami was Introduced by Judge Dooley in ap- . propriate and witty remarks. He re plied in part to the tariff argument | of the republicans and stated that he ' favored a revision along the lines suggested by Mr. Borah iu the re ; publican platform of 1002. He claimed a remarkable (1 >p had l»*-ti made by the republicans upon the tariff issue since 1902 sud declared ; that the loaders of the |iarty were to- . day ruled by a commercial spirit and the masses were neglected. Shaking of his otiponenl, Mr. Hattabaugh said Mr. French was morally a splendid young man whom he personally ad mired, but added that his public acts in congress were subject to review. He declared that Mr. French stood for measures in congress that wen trust measures, and against tie- itiler esta of the people of Idaho, also that he was with the ring or lions rule in his county. The speaker commended the repub I leans of Kootenai county, who. lie said had the Courage to piece citizen ship above partlzanahip In the light agonist the machine politics In the oounty. Turning his attention to tie- Mor mon queeation, Mr. Hattulsiugti ex - 1 plained in detail the position the democratic party takes iu the state, and argued an ineonsistent position by the republicans. The *|**»ker de dared he could prove from the record in the Smoot bearing that the Mor mens still believed in ami taught po lyagmy aud were in polities in hia bo. Railway# May Compromise Chicago, Oct. 24.—Conference* are being held in Chicago between Hill and Harriman forces with a view to settling some of the difference* which exist between them in the northwest regarding construction of new railroad lines. The new Port land terminals and the new lines which the Hill Interests are con structing along the north bank of the over which h* Is to preside will fur nlsh him every opportunity to exer cise his knowledge to the utmost. Empire slate republicans are jubi lant. They declare (lint from a strict ly political view it Is one of the moat brilliant moves the president has ever made. They say that It Is notice to the country Dial the president does not intend to be bound down by party line* and that the selection can not hut mean thousands of votes from the conservative democrats of New York state for the republican ticket, which It is admitted in some circles is tn ue*d of all the s .pport that It can get. Right on the heels of the announcement of Mr. Htraus* selec tion comes the well authenticated re port that the president may tender a seat on the supreme court, beuoh to Judge Gray of Delcwnr*, another pro nounced democrat. FARMERS' TRUST Will Not Work, Says Secretary Wilson. Washington, Oct, 24 —-"They've tried it before and did not do much," said Secretary of Argioulturw Wilson today when naked for his opinion on the report that an organi zation to control the grain products of the entire country is to tie formed by farmers st Topeka, Kan. My opinion is", said the secretary, "that the best way to get rid of buck et shops is to stay away from them. " While Secretary Wilson declined to go Into details In a discussion of the pro|Hised farmers' trust it la un derstood that he had in mind the farmers' alliance which was orgunls ed several years ago on a eo perstlve basis but did not last tong. Columbia to I'ortlsud and the near road the Harriman interests are building from Portland north to Kent tie are among the subjects which are beiug discussed. The If ill Interests are represented by Howard Elliott, president of tha Northern Pacific, and 11. M. Levey, third vice president of the Northern Pacific. The Hsrrimau interests are lie iug taken care of by Julius KruttschuiU. director of maintenance aud opera tions; W. W. Cotton, general solici tor for the Oregon Railroad A Navi gation company aud J. P, O'Brieu, vice president aud geueral manager of tin- same company. It is understood that both the Ifill aud Harriman inten-sla have decided that fighting 1 * expensive and that peace la tlie most desirable thing to have, hut thus far there lias not I teen material progress toward tie- latter condition. In the same connection J. D. Fa*re'.l, Mr. ilarnmaii's rep resentalive in the uorthwest, ia here, and is going over the route of the new lines which the Hum man people are extending Into Seattle. The Portland terminal tight was the first matter considered. So fai a* could Is- b urned today the ques tion life not jet beru settled, but the way Is being pure.I for au agreement, at least with regard to an agreement of tracks. STORM IS CLEARING / Nearly Two Feet of Snow H«s Fallen in Denver. Denver, Col., Oct. 24—Eastern Colorado has been In the throe* of a blizazrd today, hut weather bureau official* bold the hope of c Isa ring weather tonight. Snow e rase d hill ing ic Denver this afternoon, the storm center having mover! eastward. The actual fall of snow in Denver since Friday night was about 21 inches, sud in some portion* of the state it was four feet or more. Delay to freight and pasaengei traffic on the railroads is the princi pal damage done by the storm thus Ur, although fruit crops and tie* stock are threatened.