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The CasuR d'Alene
OLUME i, NUMBER 76 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS, THURSDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER t, 1906 PRICJJ FIVE CENTS OUCHERS TELL THE STORY viderice That a Change Is Nec essary The methods of republican officials this county in the matter of ex nse vouchers are most careless, to y he least and large sums ' of pub money are illegally paid out >ugh the board of county cotnmls oners for expenses not authorized law. This is one of the reasons y the people are demanding a tauge from ring rule and the restor ion of county government to ■ials who will not disregard the In the sheriffs office and that the superintendent of schools the uchers for - expenses make a very lfavorable showing. The law provides that an expense .-her signed by an office* is inva :1 as is one not signed at all. We not charge any of the republican leers with misappropriation of ials, but that most of them have cored the law with regard to signa res on expense vouchers. Whether not the expenses covered by some thebe vouchers are legal charges aiust the county the people must dge. We print copies of a few for blic scrutiny as follows.: Spokane, July 3, 1905. Received Ezra R. Whitla of Kootenai coun Idabo, Two dollars and eighty e cents which amount has been paid cash on this day to me for railroad e, Spokane to Moscow. (Unsigned) Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Rathdrum, Aug. 18, 1905. Re ved of Ezra R. Whitla, of Koote i county, Idaho, eighty-five cents ic-h amount has been paid in cash this day to me for railroad fare to okane. (Unsigned). Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Jan. 13-14. 1906, Received of O. McDonald of Kootenai county, ho, three dollars and fifty cents ich has been paid in cash on this y to me for bed and meals at eur d'Alene. C. A. McDonald, Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Mar. 5, 1906. Received of C. A. "Eouuldof Kootenai county, Idaho, AS SOLD HIS BUSINESS L. N. Norberg A Company have d their grocery business to W. F. rthear, late of Colfax, where he been engaged In the grocery busi for the past five years. He is up to date business man and the re will be conducted in the future it has been in the past—an up to te grocery with the best of staple d fancy goods for sale. Mr. Bras il' has moved his family to the city d will make this city his home in ? years to come. He comes highly ommended and he will no doubt joy the large patronage his predeoes have established and maintained. L. Norberg A Company came to r city early last spring and until "it a month ago were located in s Steele building on Sherman street xt door to the Coeur d'Alene Mar i' While there they conducted a t class grocery and recently mov to the present location in the Be ll block at the cor ler of Fourth d Coeur d'Alene streets, thus pin ing a most excellent location, ere they have enlarged their busi; and increased the number of -ir customers by their courteous atment. L. Norberg will not re from active business but will duct his feed store, and has a ge store house on Third street near Northern Pacific depot. O. Nor r k will remain in the store with Brashear some time, and outside the entrance of the new ™»n and retirement of Mr. Norberg, the nt force will remain as it has Highlanders Celebrate. Tuesday evening the Ross Castle of Royal Highlanders held a social P^y in the Sander hall when J entertained tbeirr friends at cresaive whist. A very enjoy v evening was spent and the first flir the lodge members were -y Mrs. F. W. Bough ton and Rauche. while Mr. and Mrs. three dollars and forty-five cents which amount has been paid in cash on this day to me for railroad fare meals and bed at Sandpoint. C. A. McDonald. Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Mar. 1, 1906. Received of Edwin Donst, of Kootenai county, Idaho, One dollar which amount has been paid in cash on this day to me for ticket, Bonners Ferry to Sandoint. Freight train. Edwin Doust. Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Rathdrum, Oct. 6, 1906, Received of R. C. Egbers, of Kootenai'county, Idaho, thirty nine dollars which amount has been paid in cash on this day to me for 26 day services correct ing, completing and compling dis trict clerks financial accounts. Miles F. Egbers. Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Rathdrum, Apr. 7, 1906. Receiv ed of R. C. Egbers of Kootenai coun ty Idaho Thirteen dollars and fifty cents which amount has been paid in cash on this day to me for nine days service attending office in necessary absence of county superintendent. Miles F. Egbers. Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Rathdrum, Jan. 2, 1906. Re ceived of R. C. Ebgers of Kootenai county, Idaho, ten dollars and fifty cents whioh amount has been paid in cash on this day to me for seven days attending offioe in necessary absence of county superintendent at call of state superintendent. Miles F. Egbers. Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Rathdrum, Sept. 7,1906. Received of R. C. Egbers of Kootenai county, Idaho, One do'lar which amount has been paid in cash on this day to me for 33 miles trave'ed on bike visit ing Bellgrove school. (Unsigned). Proprietor or Authorized Agent. Aug. 31, 1906. Received of R. C. Egbers of Kootenai county, Idaho, (Continued on page 2) F. A. Pears carried off the visitors' trophy. This is but the first of a series of social events to be given by the Roy al Highlanders who are preparing for an active winter campaign along these lines with the view of enlarg ing the membership of the local lodge. About 40 persons were pres ent among whom was Will S. Cole, of Spokane, state manager, who ad dressed those present on the fratern al benefits of the order. He spoke for at least half an hour and made one of the most interesting speeches on fraternal organizations ever made in the city. At the conclusion of the speech a dainty luncheon was served and an announcement was made to the effect that on Nov. 12, the order would give a social dance for the benefit of the order. This dance will be given under the management of Prof. Rothen and his orchestra. No pains will be spared to make this one of the dances of the season. On the first Tuesday in December the lodge will initiate 15 new members into the se crets of their order, and the members are planuing for a much larger class than this.__ Nominee for Sheriff. , Alfred R. Derr, the democratic nominee for sheriff, was born in Michigan in 1872 and educated in the public school of that state after which be spent a year in business col lege. He came to Idaho in 1891 and settled with bis parents at Clark's Fork, where he has since resided. He taught school there for a few terms and has been engaged chiefly in farming in which he has been suc cessful. He has never held public office aside from road overseer and school director. He has been suc cessful in his piivate business, is a man of good standing and will make an excellent public official if elected. owrisht av a avis aSANsoas MRS. THOMAS C. PLATT. Mrs. Platt grew up as Carrie Thompson In the village of Portage Laka. Me., where she was known as "Pretty Carrie." A Canadian traveling aalesman named Snow married her, but shortly after the birth of a daughter she obtained a divorce and removed to New York with her child. Taken suddenly 111, ahe was attended In a hospital by Dr. Theodore Janeway, who fell in love with her. Upon her recovery they were married. Dr. Janeway died ih 1897, and abortly afterward the name of "Mrs. Lillian Jnnewny" appeared upon the payroll of the library of congress at Washington She had discarded "Carrie." Mrs. Janeway was a friend of the first Mrs. Thomas C. IMatt, who died In 190L SEWER BONDS IN COURT Friendly Suit Brought to Deter mine Validity Suit has been entered in the flrfct district co'.rt of the state by R. F. Blackwell, plaintiff versus the vil lage of Coeur dA'leue, Robt. W. Collins, mayor and chairman of the board of trustees, ami W. A. Andrew, Chas. Young, George Williams, and S. A. Varnarn, members of the board of trustees, and F. A. Blackwell, George Williams, and J. T. Sullivan sewer committee of sewer improve ment district No. 1. These parties have agreed to sub mit their case to Hon. Ralph T. Mor gan, judge of the First Judioal dis trict of the state'of Idaho. John P. Gray, of Wallace will appear as attorney for the plaintiff and the firm of Sander A Flynn for the vil lage of Coeur d'Alene. This suit is brought to test the val idity of the sewer ordinance and to set tle the following facts according to the law and beyond all doubt, rend ering it possible for the oity to issue bonds for the establishment of the sewer system and the creation of the district also to test the constitu tionality of the actions of the city in this matter. The questions to be submitted for settlement by the court are: First: Cau a local assessment district be created for the constructing of sew erage improvements, the indebtedness of the same not be considered when computing the limit of municipal in debtedness; and may local assessment districts be created and tbe indebt edness incur without submitting it to a vote of the electors and may it be asses ed against the property ben efited? Second: May bonds be issued and sold, the bonds to be secured by the property assessed? Third: Is tbe act to authorize and empower cities, town* and villages in tbe state of Idaho to construct and maintain a sewer system constitution al? Fourth: Can tbe a s s es s m ents be made according to tbe benefit derived from tbe improvements? Fifth: Can tbe cost of tbe main outlet be assessed to all those receiv ing benefit from tbe sewer? Sixth: Can tbe bonds issued for tbe construction of this district be attacked as being invalid? Are tbe bonds to be considered as a lien against the property assessed? Eighth: Can a dbit set aside this special assessment? Ninth: Are these bonds issued for the construction of the system valid or legal? Tenth: If these bonds are legal can the property owner redeem his property from liability by paying the assessments and interest? This case will be heard before Judge Moragu about November 10, and in case the city wins the contest, the bonds for the establishment, of the sewerage system, amounting to •80000, will be Issued and sold, after which work on the system will be commenced In the near future, this suit being brought bv Mr. Black well to hurry the matter, that work may be commenced in tbe near fu ture, or, if tbe oity has not the right to establish and maintain a system, that it may take action rend ering it possible for it so to do. Choral Club Meets. Tuesday night the Choral club hold a business meeting in the Presbyter ian church which was attended by the many members of the club aud ini portent business was transacted. The first subject under c< moderation was the election of a treasurer. Mr. 8. G. Sargent was elecetd by ac clamation to fill this office and about 869 was turned over to him, being ! the club's share of the proc<>eds of: the operetta Pauline. The next j question discussed was the repeating of the operetta which was presented a few days ago. Many were in favor of giving the play again and the few skeptical ones decided to follow the crowd, so tbe production will be staged again in the city next Wed nesday evening , Nov. 7. There will be several changes in tbe oast and also in tbe production. New special ties are promised and those who at tended the first performance will find something new and entertaining In the second performance. This evening tbe club will congre gate at tbe Auditorium for tbe pur pose of rebearsing, when tbe new features will le given a trial. Tbe members are working harder on tbis second production than on tbe first. Woman's Relief Corps wilt give a chicken dinner on election day in tbe Franklin block. Entire proceeds to go to monument fund in Foreri cem etery. LOCKHART MAKES REPLY To Brady Anent Matter of Chal lenges Boise, Idaho. Nov.. 1. — In re sponse to a request for an Interview on republican Chairman Brady's In structions to election judges, Chair man Lockhart of the state dem ocratic committee gave the foil iwlbg signed statement: "Chairman James H. Brady has issued instructions to guide the judges of elections in the Mormon counties and to protect the Mormon voters with whom his jiarty Is now so olosely allied. His closing sent ence in his printed notice uuder this date to the judges of election Is as follows: t "Any attempt to challenge voters on account of their being members of churches or organizations or asso ciations or on account of their reli gious or other beliefs is illegal aud is an intimidation of .'oters, and It is your sworn duty to see that this is not done. "Senator W. H. Heyburn, In an address delivered here September 14, said after reading the Idaho test oath: "The constitution Is hither law than any statute. The legisla ture, without regard to party lines, repealed the statute on that subject. They needed no statute, the constitu tion Is sufficient to prevent them from voting. If they come within this provision, they are disfranchised now. " "In my judgement Senator Heyburn Is right If any citizen is challenged by a qualified citizen who Insists that the test oath be administered to him, he can not vote unless he takes that oath. If the Mormons are living In harmony with tbe spirit ot the mani festo and amnesty pleas issued by tbe ohurch they are qualified electors un der our constitution and will gladly comply with the law, take the test YE OLD TIME DANCE Last evening tbe library department ofYhe Woman's club guvo an old fashioned dance at the Blank well pavilion, and abont 80 couples attend ed and tripped the Jight fantastic to the pleasing music of Prof, Hotheu's orchestra. A largo number of the lui.ies were arrayed iu old fashioned clothes, their hair powdered and beauty patches on their faces. They presented a very pleasing appearance aud when the old fashioned dances were called the floor was well filled with the dancers of the old school. Refreshments were served at the lunch counter by the ladles, and among other things on the hill of fare was, coffee, doughnuts, sandwiches, cake and apples. The wails of tbe room were decorated with large jack o'lanterns of fierce aspect, and larg ■ rosy apphs neatly carved represen ting devils and goblins hung in strings fastened to the wall. The music w s especially pleasing and Prof. Frank Baker reudered a beautiful violin Solo, which received an encore. Mr. Baker is an accomp lislied and talented violinist and his woik last evening showed much work and train! ig. Tbe club netted no small amount which will be used in purchasing new books or fixtures for the public library. The ladies founded tbis library about a year ago and since that time tbsy have devoted much of their time to its upbuilding, it is now a well equipped library and tbe latest books in fiction aud science can be found there. It is still small but la steadily growing aud its fu ture is promising with tbe present champions to push it along. Girls Give Spook Party. The young, ladies of tbe St. Luke's Kplseopal ohurch gave a Hallowe'en party last evening at the rectory, which was attended by about 15 per sons. Tbis was tbe most unique affair of last evening. Tbe guests came dressed in white sheets with pillow c ases for hoods, and tbe usual Hallowe'en costumes were observed. A short prorgam was rendered and was especially pleasing. A fortune teller draped in a suitable costume read the [talma of tboae present, and there was a book of fate which told tbe future of tbe individual, giving oath and without protest. If they fall to do this at the instance of de signing politioaus and disregard these challenges, very serious oonae • quenees of a far reaching character will result. "P. L. LOCKHART, Chairman." Borah's Statement. Pocatello, Idaho, Nov. 1.—W. E. Borah, republican candidate for United Btates senatoi, eu route to Washington comity from a campaign ing trip in Lemhi, issued the following statement regarding the threat of the demoernte state com mittee to challenge voters In the southern counties. "The scheme him for Its purpose primarily, that of retarding voters, tbe intimidation of some so that they . will remain away from the polls. The voters should understand that all persona, regaidless of poll, tioal affiliation, who are entitled to vote will be protected from alt in timidation or insults. The state of Idaho will guarantee the right of franchise to every citizen entitled to exercise it. "The fraudulent bull-dozing of Tamunny will not bear transplanting to Idaho, so it #111 not thrive hers even for one day. Every voting pre cinct will have officers present who will see that the election law la en forced, and all who are entitled to vote will be allowed to do eo without disturbance. I am in favor of deal ing In no uncertain way with those who undertake to violate the law by Intimidation. The time will never come In Idaho when any citizen hav ing tbe qualifications of a voter will be deprived against his or her will of the right to vote." the name of the hind and or wife to be. Tills was the cause of much amusement aud the names aud de scriptions were exceptionally good. Long applu phelings were whirled around the head or cast over tbe ■boulder, and in the center if the table lay a pile of nut shells which increased tire fortur** of the gueats. Long ribbons were attached to the shells and a ribbon led to each plate. When the party was seated at the table, each pulled bia or her ribbon and received his fortune in a nutshell The majority of these fortunes were criticisms on the characters of those present and bronght roars of laughter from those assembled. The ghost dance was most weird and unearthly. Dressed in sheets tbe merrymakers followed a leader who led through antics moat Itidri crous tMid laughter, while an organ sbriek"d forth a ghostly march, send ing shivers down the bucks of those assembled. The drawng contest in which each gnest drew a picture of some animal aud bung it ig) the null for exhibition was a novel bvent. Miss Nevcrs won the prize for guessing the most names, and reeeved a very pretty little black kitten. Late in the evening sandwiches and ccfiee, followed by sherbet and wafers was served, aud utter the up l-tite* were Hitth-ified, the spirits hurried the guests to their respective homes. Gclng Out of Business. B. H. Williams is going to diseon tune bis shoe busineas and is offering his complete line of shoes at 15 per oent discount and ia giving special prices that are bargains. He has de cided to go into tbe harness business •xclusvely. Any one desiring to buy tbe complete stock can do so at a price that money cau >e made out of tbe busiuem and he will rent tbe building at a reasonable rental, look for his advertisement as be means bus iness. Wanted.—Two women to work cleaning coaches. Apply to W. B. Burdick, Cur ber.is, foreman of Coeur d'Alene A Spokane railroad.