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The Cceur d'Alene
VOLUME i, NUMBER 77
THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2, 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
A. A. CRANE
STANDS PAT
He Supports The Democratic
Ticket
A. A.Crane, the well known Harri
son attorney called the Press over the
long distance phone and states
that he has not changed his position
in opposition to the republican ma
chine ticket; that he is supporting
the democratic ticket and intends to
do so until the polls close; that any
report or claim to the contrary by
newspaper or otherwise is false; that!
these reports are circulated for the
purpose of deceiving his friends
, . . , ...
among the mdependent republicans
who are enagaged in a fight for re
publican principles as against the
rule of a political ring which
subverted them to personal and pri
vate interests. He said that the re
has
port could not be denied in too
strong terms and urges all republi
cans who wish to rid their party of -i
ring rule to vote the democratic tic
ket. \
Wonderful Stock Doubles.
M. M. Taylor returned last evening j
from the property of the Wonderful
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Mining company, where he has spent
some little time inspecting the prop
erty. which, from the samples Mr. |
Taylor is displaying is one of the best
mines in the Coeur d'Alene district
for the amount of development work
done.
The samples show a large quantity
of galena and copper and the ore as
says 890 per ton. The price of the
stock has doubled in the past few
weeks and there is a large demand j
for it at 10 cents per share in Wal
INCREASING BELL LINES
The Rocky Moantan Bell Tele
phone company, is continuing in its
activity and is now adding another
line to Harrison, through the Fourth
of July Canyon. They have com
pleted the Phantom line to Spokane.
This is a new experiment and is cal
led a phantom line because two cir
cuits have been made to do the work
of three. The company finds that
this system is working better than
could be expected. Material has
been received for the new station at
Post Falls.
One of the new departures of the
company will be the installation of a
composite line from Wallace, Idaho,
to Spanish Forks, Wash. This
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composite line be used as a te egraph
and telephone line. Both telegraph
and telephone messages can be sent
simultaneously over this line render
ing it possible for the company to
double their business on the one cir
and telephone messages can be sent
cult. It is possible that this system
will be adopted throughout the
tire district.
The Bonners Ferry line is nearing
completion and the first messages
will probably be sent over this line
on Saturday November 10. The
towns which the people of this city
will be able to reach when this line
is completed and which are entirely
inaccessible at present are: Iola,
Elmira, McArthur, Naples, Moravia
aud Bonners Ferry. This line will
be welcomed by all for this reason.
WILL OPEN NEW STORE
Palace
House
Cloak & Suit
to Open Here.
The growth of our prosperous city
is so great and so healthy that it has
attracted the attention of parties
foreign to our state and it is anno un
ced that a ladies and childrens fur
nishing aid cloak house will com
mence^bMineae^bT the'eity in'thenar
Ut, The new firm will be known as the
Palace Celt Tsuit house and will be
managed by Miss Sarah Petty, of
Spokane who is experienced in this
business. The company has found a
location in the Bodler block where
in the Bodler block where
they will occupy the west room and
*t is possible that in the near future
that they will also occupy the east
room. This company will carry an
Southern
lace where people are displaying
considerable interest in the property.
The stock has been drawn from the
market and as the work advances it
is thought the price of the stock will
increase rapidly.
Roosevelt Plays.
Washington, Nov. 1—President and
Mrs. Roosevelt left Washington at
11:45 o'clock yesterday over the
railway for an outing at
Pine Knot, Mrs. Roosevelt's country
home in Albemarle county, Va.
They will return to Washington on
eTeninf? _
Surgeon General Rixey and M.
Latta, one of the assistant secretaries
at the White House, accompanied the
president and Mrs. Roosevelt. The
train arrived at the little station of
North Garden, 11 miles beyond
Charlottesville. Prom there the trip
was made overland in carriages or
horseback to Pine Knot, which was
reached in time for dinner. At Pine
Knot, in addition to working on his
message, the president will take con
siderable outdoor exercise.
DEMOCRATIC RALLY
. .... . .
Local Candidates at Auditorium
i»uuiuora»o» auuauuuiu
Monday Evening',
Monday evening at the Auditorium
a number of the nominees on the
democratic ticket will address the
people of Coeur d'Alene and vicini
ty. It is intended to make this a
meeting of the people, regardless of
party, in the interest of good county
government and lower taxes,
It is to be a heart to heart talk be
tween neighbors and the Auditorium
should be packed for the meeting.
extensive line of up to date and
ladjes aU(J cbudlW fur
. . . .i.
the business of the
company will be based on the money
back system, making it possible for
those not satisfied with their purchases
to return them and rceieve their
money. None but the latest styles
of fashionable garments will be found
here, and the interior of the store
well lighted by three arc lamps
while an arc light will be placed over
the entrance. About six people will
be employed in this store and it is
the company's intention to do a bus
iness which will open the eyes of the
merchants of the city. No expense
will be spared in making this the
^ aUraotive 8tore of the city and
ial attention , 8 called toadver
ti8ement8 whioh tbis oompally win
place before the public through the
Press.
Mrs.
R. Weil, who controls the
pa|aoe ' departme nt store of Spokane,
and Mr. Driscoe, were visitors in our
city yesterday and today making ar
rangements for the opening of the
8t()re ^ and j n a f ew days carloads of
stock will arrive for this enterprise.
On Saturday, November 10, the
company will open its establishment
to the public and will present each
rjsitor wUh a neat nnd ^,,1 80 uv
enir. The public is invited to at
tend this opening which promises to
be the best ever held in our city.
Local Bits.
| Sol Meyers is building a nice mod
1 era residence on his land in Meyers
addition.
A. H. Featherstone, one of the
heaviest stockholders in the Wonder
ful Mining company, spent today in
our city attending to matters of bus
iness connected with the mines.
Miss Elizabeth Feeny left
yester
day for St. Maries where she will!
cast her vote in the coming election.
She is ODfc of th * " auy
j of the city who will vete in other
j precincts.
! Tomorrow the teachers of the pub
lie schools will leave in a body to
attend the association at Rathdrum.
The rigs will leave the high school
building at eight o'clock, sham, in
The forenoon session
o'clock and the
An inter
buitding
the morning.
will commence at ten
afternoon session at one.
esting program has been provided.
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.......~.i new yawagy
Among the various vessels of war sent to Cuba since the outbreak of the
■I
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AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS IN CUBAN WATERS.
Cuban Insurrection are the big battleships Louisiana and New Jersey. The
Louisiana carries twenty-four large guns and fifty small guns. Ilcr crew con
sists of 772 men, and Captain Albert Couilen is her commander. The New Jer
sey, Captain W. H. Reeder, carries the same number of men in her crew. Sli«
also has twenty-four large guns, but her secondary batteries are seven gum
short of the Louisiana's quota. Each ship took 200 marines to Cuba.
FINANCIAL
STATEMENT
That Don't Deceive.
Grows
County Debt
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As the reports from the different precincts roll in, revealing to the
republicans how slender is their chance of success, they are resorting to
statements so misleading, so palpably false, as to merit the severest con
demnation of every tair-minded voter. Their latest attempt to bolster
up their waning cause is a printed sheet entitled, "Financial Status of
Kootenai County, Comparison of Past with Present." A more deliber
ate and brazen attempt to impose upon the credulity of the taxpayers
cannot well be imagined. They tate that when the democratic party
turned over the administration of county affairs to a republican board of
county commissioners the county owed $139,140.30 more than it had in
cash in the treasury. They then go back six months in the democratic
administration and by the same system of reasoning show that in July,
190?, the county's liabilities were 8163,172.60 greater than its cash in
the treasury. According to their own reasoning the democrats reduced I
the county's liabilities a little more than 824,000 during the last six 1
months of their administration.
Had the republicans done as well during the four years they have j
been in power, Kootenai county would be entirely out of debt, and I
would have a balance in the treasury of a little more than $50,000.
But does their system of reasoning lead to correct conclusions? The
most superficial examination of their circular would show how utterly
false is the impression which they seek to create. They state that on
July 7, 1906, after three and a half years of republican administration,
the total debt amounted to only $161,521.73. while the total cash in the
treasury in all funds amounted to $117,536.16. By deducting the latter
amount from the former, they find that the county's liabilities at that
time were only $43,985.57 greater than its cash assets, thereby seeking
to create the impression that the total debt of the county on July 7th of
the present year amounted to only $43,985.57, when by the sworn state
ment of C. J. Shoemaker, chairman of their central committee, the total
debt at that time amounted to $142,458.41, the financial report being as
follows: Bonded indebtedness, $90,000; warrant indebtedness, $71,
521.72; total indebtedness, 8161,521.73; total cash, $16,063.32; net debt,
$142,458.41. A further reference to the foregoing report shows that the
$117,536.15 which they deduct from the total indebtedness was obtained
by adding together the amounts in all the different funds in the treasury,
$98,472.84 of which was simply held in trust by Kootenai county, and
belonged to the district school general fund, the district school special
fund, "road district and the town funds, state wagon road fund public
endowment fund, etc., which is no more available to pay off the bonded
indebtedness of Kootenai county than are the deposits in any bank
available to pay off the personal debts of the banker.
On October 6th, of the present year the net debt of Kootenai
county amounted to $156,550.46, as appears by the report of the treas
urer and auditor, now on file in office of the clerk of the board of county
commissioners. Since October 6 of the present year warrants have been
issued approximating $14,000, so that the county's indebtedness at the!
present time would be from $1 *>5,000 to $170,000.
Their contention that they have lowered taxes is completely refuted
by the following table taken from the records at Rathdrum:
Year
Assessed valuation
Tax levy
Revenue derived
1899
83,188.514
-d?45
$ 78,118.59
19O0
3,449,999
.024
83.799-97
1901
3.684.571
.027
99.483-4*
1902
4 ,i 5 i ,394
.027
112,087.63
1903
5.>7«.3«*
.027
139,626.23
1904
5.696,533
.031
176,918.52
1905
6,684,965
.032
213,067.88
1006
6,372.«93
.027
172,0 7.31
It will be seen by a reference to the foregoing table that daring the
f our years of the democratic administration, 1899-1902, inclusive, the
total amount raised by taxation aggregated $372,489.60, while during
. be republican administration, ico2-6, the amount raised by taxation
aggregated $702 !9L94.
j j t wn jj readily be set
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seen that the taxpayers have paid into the coffers
I of Kootenai county $329,705.34 more during the four years of republi-1
can administration than was paid in during a corresponding period of
democratic administration and instead of the county being $11» 187^3
better off than under democratic administration as per their published
statement they have increased taxation more than $3oo,ooo, without any
appreciable change* in the financial status of the county.
Included in the receipts for the past lour years are $1 1,997-40
turned into the treasury from the auditor's office, above the expenses,
! including salaries. Tbis is the only office that has more than paid ex
penses. It is conducted by a democrat.
UTES CAPTURE
SUPPLY TRAIN

One Hundred Mounted Indians
Make Raid
Sheridan, Wyo., Nov. 2.—Details
of the raiding of a government supply
train bound for the oamp of the Teu
th an 8i:;th from Arvada, character
ize it as a very clever pieoe of work,
evidently planned by some of the
ohier heads of the Ute tribe, aeord
jng to <li i ver James Porgen. No Ind •
ians were in sight until a bunch of
about 100 mounted redskins suddenly
dashed from u defile in the hills and
surrounded him. There was little
noise outside of a few sharp yells in
the nature of commands, and while
several Indians kept Porgen under
their rifles, the balance looted his
wagon truiu of 300 pounds of flour,
the sacks of which were strapped to
the cay usee of the Utea, who then
disappeared into the hills.
As the result of the raiding of the
supply train the troopers are in need,
and operations looking to a chase of
the Utesare practically at a standstill
until supplies can be had. More
supply trains will be sent from
Arvada at once. The troops from
Keogh witli supplies aie now at
Ashland, en route to the camp of the
Tenth near Moorhead.
The Utea have completely outwitted
jthe military and are now reported
back in Wyoming on Little Powder
the hop which was r> panad by a
grand march ending in the Circassian
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}°\° U8 l,iurs T PV lu K 10
l0 ' ' mu '* 00,11 * ** 11 ''
river, retracing their route by which
they entered Montana. They evi
dently know of the arrival of troops
at Ashland and have either given up
the attempt to reach the Cheyennes
or are waiting for that band to meet
them in some other part of the count
ry. The Utea on Boar creek have not
moved according to telephone advices
received this afternoon.
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Eagles Hold a Dance.
"
Last evening a large number of
Eagles ami their friends enjoyed a
very pleasant siM'ial dance iu the
Blackwell pavilion and passed several
FEARS MOB VIOLENCE
Spokane, Nov.2 .—That uiol) vio
lence at he polls iu Idaho next Toes
day is almost sure to take place if
W. E. Borah, candidate for United
States senate, and F. R. Gooding,
candidate for gove.nor on the re
publican ticket, continue their pres
ent course is the opinion of "Si" P.
Donnelly, democratic national 00m
mitteemau from Idaho, who is at the
Spokane hotel.
"Some time ago, " said Mr. Don
nelly, "the democrats announced
that all Mormon voters would be
dial lunged because of their failure
to take the test oath. Borah aud
ad ™^ng'T tMr
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this is done retaliatory meusrues be
taken. Mr. Gooding lias gone so far
that in a recent speech he J said
summary measures must be taken. ]
this
The democrats have Construed
as meaning mob violence.
"Senator Ilcbyuru brought this
upon the repuolicans. lie recently
took exception In one of his speeches
to that plank In the Idaho democrat
ie platform which advocates that the
teat oath which disfranchises voters
if he refuses to swear he is not a
Mormon in the strict sense lie again
made a law. He made the assertion
that it was not neeceseary
clause be contained In the state stat
ute, saying that the constitution
provided that no peraou refusing to
take the teat oath could vote. The
; democrats then decided that if the
test oath woie effective all Mormon
that tbis
voters iu Idaho should be cballeng
ed.
I "About the only thing contained
is the
who
1
; in the oath that could possibly be ob
Jectionable to the Mormon
; clause which says that a man
desires to rote must not be a poly
gamiat or bigamiat. Borah contends
that there ar- ver, few Mormons in
Idaho who are not observing the fa
mom manifesto issued some time ago
by the Mormon leaders, calling upon
j them to renounce polygamy and
bigamy.
circle anil a wait*. Each member of
the order was presented with a neat
badge of red, white ami bine ribbon
on entering the hall, and the uum
here of those present wearing these
iMidges was large.
The dance given by the fraternity
for the benefit of the degree team who
will nse the proceeds In a proper
manner. This is the first dance that
the order has given, but they are
planning several entertainments
which promise to be very interesting
for the future.
And His Record Is Gone.
It is reported that Tom Ritter,
one of the expert tt.xmen of the Hay
den lake district failed to hold hia
record u few days ago. According
to the story Ritter visited his cabin
with the intention of putting in a par
tition thus making two roome.
Standing dose to the cabin was a
large tree which was leaning danger
ously near the cabin, aud Hitter
who had secured the services of Miles
to assist him in the work, began to
saw the tree. Contrary to their
wishes the tree did not fall u«ay from
the cabin but fell directly on It, en
tirely demolishing one corner and
damaging no little furniture. The
neighbors of Mr. Ritter have been
having no small amount of amuse
inent,Joking him about hie oleverueae
with an ax.
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Going Out 01 BUSlnOIS.
B. H. Williams is going to <H*ooH(
tune his shoe business aud le offering
bis complete line of shoes at 16 per
°T 'T?'" 1 ^ T
prices that are barg tins. He has de
ciiled to go into the harness business
exclusvely. Any one desiring to bay
the complete stock can do so at a
price that money can v e made ant of
the business aud he will rent the
building at a reasonable rental, look
for his advertisement aa be means bus
iness.
"The democrat* will challenge the
Mormon voter* without doubt, matter
it not what the consequences may
lie. It la poealhle that if they are
not able to do this throughly aud if
the republicancandidates are elected,
the democrats will contest their eleo
tiun.
Will Play Basket Ball.
Basket bat I tins largely supplanted
football In the activities of the high
•ebuol students. The roller skating
rink has been engaged for four baa
ketluill entertainment* during the
winter. The high achool glrla' flrat
aud seem il team* a:e eiithuadoatlcelly
working up to material for a first
team preparato- y to meeting Colfax
a i„j other first class high achool teams
iu tb „ j u | and Rmpire. Colfax has
already challenged the high school
K j r |team aud will probably
participate iu the first match game
arranged with the outsiders.
To meet the expenses of the new
courl an entertainment has been ar
ranged whereby two basketball
games will is- played In the near fa
tore in the roller skating rink, for
•he entertainment of the public. One
game will be between the two gtrla'
teams, and the other will be between
the two boys' teums of the high school,
Hpceial efforts will tie made to se!
cure atteudaDCe of the i«irents of the
pupils of the school at this gunie giving
them the opportunity to witness all
features of it.
Austin Newell, a 15 year old boy
in the sixth grade of the high school
building, strained hia wrist this
afternoon while playing on the
grounds during recess. He was taken
to m phr , lcUn and bla anu pUced un
der the X-ray machine, which showed
tie- bone** iu place, but the oarti leg*
was torn looae from one of the wrist
bones. The injury »* not eerie*.
L. Engtuau, who lives on the share
of the Ink-* in the vicinity of Mica
hay, ha* sold his timber to the B. K,
L* a is Lumber company, fora outlaid
* no i 0 of 81600 . f ; «

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