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D'ALBXK PRBSS, THURSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 6. 1906
PRICE FIVE CENT HEYBURN BILL FOR JUST RATES Would Force Railways to Be Fair Washington, Dec. 6. — Senator Heyburn of Idaho today introduced a bill in the senate amendatory of the interstate commerce act, which now perimt transportation companies to charge more for a abort inland' haul than for a long distance water term inal haul. The object of Senator geybnrn's bill is to a Bard relief to the cities of the northwest against which the railroad companies hare been discriminating, such as Spokane, Butte, Boise and other nonrailroad crminal inland cities. Under the existing law as inter reted by the courts, interstate com erce carrying roads charge a greater -ight rate from Chioago to Butte, Spokane and other inland cities than bey do to Seattle. Nearly all of the ilway companies of the northwest today charging to inland points e true rate from points in the east the Pacific coast, plus the local from the Pacific coast back to places. It is done under the retense of the necessities arising -m the water competition to coast -ints, compelling the milroads to ire those points cheaper rates than y would otherwise be able to do. here Is no real substance in this oint, and Senator Heyburn's bill rovides: WOULD EQUALIZE CHARGES. "That it shall be unlawful for any ommon carrier subject to the pro isions of this act to charge or receive ny greater compensation for the ransportation of passengers or of like inds of property for a shorter than or a longer distance over the same ine in the same direction, the short - :r being included within the longer istance; bit this shall not be con trued as authorizing any common ICH SHOSHONE STRIKE Lat Saturday the Shoshone Mining ompnay made a strike that places the stock of that company at a much igher figure than was expected by ocal holders aud others who have vis 'ted the property. The mine is loca 'd about a half a mile from Wallace n Nine Mile where the properties ve previously made but little show ig. The quartz which was enoount red Saturday is so generously streak with galena which forms the filling "f the vein, that it may be classed as ood milling ore, and a large quanti y is of high enough grade to permit f hand sorting and shipping with a ood profit. One of the features of "■e ore is that it has the appearance f copper in the form of chalcopyrite, long with the galena. The present face of the drift is at depth of about 200 feet vertically, m the surface and the tunnel is ollowing the foot wall. Pat Mc overu, of this city, principal owner, tow on the ground directing the ork of development and devoting his tire time to the work. He has ted that the vein is fully 70 feet de and shows lead and silver values ughout. Mr. McGovern has pin his faith to the property for a 0E tf time and now has the saisfaction t seeing the silver lining. Many of "Ur d'Alene's most prominent peo * e own blocks of stock and are feel rather elated over the strike. Will Meet Tomorrow. The regular meeting of the Wom • clnb will be held tomorrow aft oon in Fraternal ball. The sub t *ili prove interesting as a Christ program has been arranged, will be music by Mr*. O. O. 0Q ug, and Christmas legends and - om « will be discussed by Mrs. F. Burgan. Mrs. R. H. Elder will a reading from Dickens' sunas Carol which will be fol by a discussion on Christmas by Mrs. O. B. Moon. At the iusion of the program s social 'on will be held and a light lun u served. This is the first meet to be held since the change from turday to Friday afternoon. " ■ d- Garbet and wife are the rood parents of a nine pound girl *hich arrived Tuesday. carrier within the terms of this act to charge or receive as great a compensa tion for a shorter than a longer dis tance. " This measure is of vast importance to all interior business points in the United States, particularly to Spo kane and other northwestern nonterm inal railroad cities. The result of the present system is contrifugal in its action, throwing the business from the center to the rim of the country under conditions unjust to the producing centers of the United Statee, which deprive them of the natural advantages of their loca tion relative to the products of the country surrounding them, and com pels thpm in many instances to ship the raw products which they produoe to the manufacturers, and ship the manufactured products back at the through rate to the coast plus the lo cal rate back from the coast to such point, and also deprives the cenral portions of the country from the bene fit of proximity to the field of pro duction. Senator Heyburn will press his bill vigorously before congress this winter and hopes to secure the enactment in to law. Will Pay Warrants. Rathdrum, Idaho, Dec. 8. County Treasurer Shoemaker has issued a call for the payment of the f Rowing warrants of Kootenai county, interest to cease teD days after this date: Current Expense warrants, 1038 to 1258 inclusive, series of 1905. General Road warrants, number 280 to 346 incluisve, aeries of 1905. General Bridge warrants, number 191, series of 1904, to number 40, series of 1905. 131 Local News. The Coeur d'Ale'.e Furniture com pany is installing a numoer of arc lamps in their store for the more ad vantageous display of their fine stock. J.P. Jones, who has been connected with the Northern Pacifio Railway company for the past few months as clerk, has resigned bis position and left for his homestead. The evening train on the Northern Pacific road has changed its schedule and now leaves the city at 4 :50 o' clock. Geo. N. Sander was a visitor in Spokane yesterday and enjoyed last evening at the Spokane theatre where Florenoe Roberts appeared in Madga. He reports that the performance was excellent. The case of Nichole and Gerten, Mr. Gerten being arrested for assanlt and battery, has been settled out of court to the satisfaction of both par ties. ^ Aaron Kirble, of Audubon. Iowa, has purchased a large amount of real estate and will locate in the city. He will occupy the house he recent ly purchased from A. Carlsou through R. W. Collins. Special Party Rates. In Oregon, Washington, west of Hope an Wallace, main line and branches. For ten or more people, all on one ticket, going and returning together, provided the party is a base ball, bas ket ball or amatuer athletic team, threaiioal company or any body of ten or more people organized for public amusement purposes, from any point on our line to any other point on oar line and return, in the above territory, at one and one third Care per capita, baaed on the lowest first class limited rates. For the general public: Same rate as above will apply provided there are 25 or more, all on one ticket, go- > ing and returning together. For the general public: For any I special excursion party of 100 or: more, using our line as above, we will make a rate of one fare for | round trip. CHARLES E. COURTNEY, WHO KNOWS ALL ABOUT ROWING. Recent rumors ef the resignation of Charles E. Courtney, the f^- r* Cor nel! coach, have drawn some out of season attention to a man who Is parbare the most celebrated rowjng couch In the world. Courtney began bis career as a trainer or coach In 1875. when he coached a class of young Isdies at a semi uary He went to Cornell In 1883. With the exception of 1884. he ha* been Cornell's creator of oarsmen ever si me. and he has led the Ithacan bore to a long and almost unbroken series of victories. ELECT BY DIRECT VOTE 1 . 6 .—Rm Govern* Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 6.— spending to the call of ComminB for a meeting of represent* tives to be held in Des Moines for the purpose of devising methods of changing the manner of selecting United States senators, nbont half the entire number met today. Preiimi nary to the meeting the matter was discussed in a n infoqn al way, it be, ing the consensus of opinion that con gress should take the first step and that pressure should be brought to bear on this body toward the end sought. Illinois and Indiana sent the largest delegation. California and Oregon a»-e represented by two each. Governor Cummins delivered the opening address, diesussing the ne ceesity of electing senators by direct vote of the people. He declared that in such methods the senate would be directly responsible to the people. The conference will probably contin ue a week. Telegraphic Briers. Boston, Dec. 6.—Chief Justice Andrew P. Niswell of the Maine su preme court died suddenly at the hot el Touraine today of heart disease. Buffalo, Dec. 6.—Bishop Walker of the diocese of western New York today formally deposed the Rev. Al gernon S. Crapsey from the ministry of the church. Chicago, Dec. 6.—The Rev. Henry C. Grei'ger of St. Matthew's Epicso pal church, Eva oust on, announced yesterday that he had declared alleg iance to the Roman Catholic faith. Trenton, N. J.. Dec. C.—The American Woolen company today filed papers with the secretary of state increasing its capital stock front $65,000,000 to $75,000,000 by ad ding $10,000,000 to its present issue of #25,000,000 of preferred stock. Cincinnati. Dec. 6.—The United States circuit court of appeals in affirming the judgment of a lower court today declared the Cnntnental Wall Paper company the most com plete and ingeniously organized trust that has come to the knowledge of the court. Chicago, Deo. 6.— John P. Tanaey, chairman of the democratic central committee, today announced that Mayor Dunne is a candidate for the nomination far mayor and that ex Mayor Carter Harrison will accept ■ j ! | ! | I | I ; 1 ! 1 ; ; the nomination if it is offered to him in April. Eureka, Cal., Deo. 6.—While pul liug in a dragnet last night, J. A. Laurenson, a fisherman, was horrified to find the corpse of a roan in the net. It proved to be that of Thad O' Rourke, a brakeiuan on the Oregon A Eureka railroad, who di-wapinwred two weeks ago last Sunday. Chicago., Dec. 6.—A dispatch to the Record-Herald from Palestine, Tex., says: It was learned yesterday that the train robbers who probably fatally wounded the express messenger on a Cotton Belt train Saturday night near Eylan's siding secured • 110,000 from the messenger's safe. Cheyenne, Dec. 6.—United States Deputy Mara I James Gafera and posse of eight men left Cbeyene this morning under orders of Special Agent Hughes to cut and destroy cer tain alleged illegal fences owned by A. Biratol aud other ranchmen in this county. The pawnee was heavily armed but no acta of violence sre an ticipated. New York, Dec. 6.—A Worcheater, Mass., special to the Tribune says the entire town of Wilkinsonville will be sold at public aution today. The town was once one of the most important manufaturing places on the Ulakstoue river. Now every bouse, store, mill and water privilege is going unde: the hammer to suit bid ders. The town lias been in a state of stagnation sutco 1897. "Sis Hopkins." Four years ago when Miss Rose Melville was making her first tour of the far west in "Sis Hopkins.'' that delightful pastoral play of Indiana country life in which site lias been seen for eight consecutive seasons and whose title role she originated, the company was billed for one per formance in a stop-over- town in Ne vada. a mining town of tents and sliacks. As everywhere Mias Melville made a personal success of the en gagement sod the audience of mining men and prospector* who were dig ging Into the earth, was loud in its approval of the triumph of virtue over the winked villain. The per formance waa played in a long, low roofed building which was nearing completion for hotel one. This play will appear at the Audi torium this evening. PRESIDENT WANTS MORE^ POWER To Dismiss Men From Army and Navy Washington, Deo. 6.—The presi dent today sent a special message to congress urging giving the executive authority of his own initiative and own responsibility to dismiss any officer whom be thinks unworthy to remain In the nervine. The law at present provides that In the time of peace no officer shall be diaimmwd except in ponwnoe of a oourtmartial or in mitigation thereof. This pro vision the president wants repealed. Illustrating the necessity for the legislation desired, the president cites the ceae of a naval officer whose name la not given but who was accused of "Indeoent and disgusting behavior.'' He waa convicted but the court to his surprise, the president says, did not sentence him u> dismissal. The president also asks tor the re peal of article 37 for the government of the navy, which in time of war practically subjects his right of dis missal to review by a oourtmartial, to be assembled within six moubs. if the accused officer demands this court. Aertfl Elects Officers. At their last meeting the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Coeur d'Alene Aerie 486, elected offleree for the coming year as follows: J. E. Wood worthy president aud physiciau; Fred Minor, worthy vice president: Ray Hill, secretary; Neil Paul, treasurer; Chaa. Stan), inside guard; Clarence Burr, outside guard; A. Tennyson, worthy conductor; H. L. Zorn. Walt er Kroller and G. Arthur Goble, trustees. For some time pest the aerie has been doiug some active work in ** ouring members and the roster of the lodge shows a large number of birds. Nearly every meeting from one to five HEYBURN HAS FLUNKED Senator Heyburn lias made a state meut, appearing in the dispatches from Washington to the Statesman published Tuesday morning, in which he states be does not propose to devote bis time to fighting the forest reserve policy of the govern ment. Indeed, while be states be ad here to hla attitude with respect to the reserves, the tenor of the state ment ia to the effect that be will not make serious contest on the subject at the coming aeasion. The senator say*: "I shell reserve my efforts to change the present policy until such time to the future aa shall appear more op portune on the theory that the way to secure modification of a led law ia to enforce it." Tbe theory is correct aud the poli cy which the senator announce* be will pursue strikes The Htatesmau a* being wise. If a la* ia bad, Us en forcement will develop the fact and lead t*> its modification. On tbe other hand, if it i* good, its enforcement will deaiunatrate the fact. That is the rule aud it will un doubtedly prore true in the <**e of the forest reserve system. During a reasonable period of oper ation of the law, under the present organization, those who beiiere the system wrong will bare an opportun tty L> ulot-rre its good points as il lustrate). n practice, while, if it is s bed system, the fact will be diac lined during cut 5 period. It is the unouaiifled belief of Tbe Statesmen that, after a comparatively short time, there will be no oppon ents iff the system In this state worth utilising It oelieves tbe system will be d emo nst r ated to be so wise and beneficial that none will wish to nave it changed. But, however that may be, trial will prove the point. In a vary abort Ume tbe stock in terests will bare adjusted themselves to the system sad what remaining ob jection there is will disappear, for, under conditions which will be estab lished, tbe stockmen will realize they are far better off than under tbe eye tern that baa prevailed. Again, in Lie matter iff securing timber, all iatereeU will find them •wires benefit ted. The lumbering companies will come to prefer direct, open purchase iff the timber needed. The cruiser, who makes a busmens of candidates are taught to fly and takea under the protecting wing of the or ganization. A social campaign Is being planned which will help to pmm the long winter evenings, and the lodge will soon have a larger enroll ment than any other organisation In the city. Woodman Officers. Last evening the local lodge of tha Modern Woodmen of America held their regutsi meeting and elected offi cer* for the oomtng year aa follows: 3. H. Tyler, counsel; W. 8. Laodt, advisor; J. 8. Robinson, banker: A. Buses, escort; L. Bird, watchman; BL B. Taylor, sentry i «unp physican. Dr's. Watts and Dor land; manager tor two years, L. 8, A you*; (* three years, O. H. Potts. The Modern Woodmen claim la have the largest lodge In the cHy and are rapidly growing stronger. Two new can I<hlatea were takea Into tha lodge last evening and taught how to chop wood. The lodge la planning a membership campaign that will place their membership in the city at the head of list. The Sevan Day Adventists will be gin a series of meetings in the Christ - ian church Friday evening. December 7. which will be conducted by Eider F. D. Wagner, of Dayton, Wash. He will discuss the significance of the presm great world movetuenta from a Bible standpoint as well aa netting forth the principle tenets of the 8. D. A. church All are invited to at tend. Mr. Boughtou, of tbs law firm of Reed A Houghton, is a visitor in Spo kane today. inducing people to take up claim charging them a good round sum t hi* fee, wit) lie eliminated, but tl public will not mtmbim. Moreovs •' the light of dereiuptusn'a there a few reputable people who longer deei to violate tbe eptrit if not the left of the .aw in following the cruias into the woods or making affldav they have been in tbe timber wbh they offer to enter, lu other wind good citizens generally will be gir that a better system has been kntr duced over aucb a large portion of 01 timbered area. —Idaho Slatisuiajp List of Advertised Letter*. The following lett-rw remain tu claimed at the pat office: E. A. Anderson, t;*«, Atvleraoi A. Bergstrom. J. P, Brennan. J. Boy*, Geo, Bottler, Frank Crampiol Gusto Carrier. Toro Campbell, Fn C. Conklin. M I*. Derooif, Mat Dumpier, H L. Davis. Ward Davi I. M. Garrow, John Grady, Mra. G< Grant, Emmett Hamilton, iiobt. 1 Hawks, Col T. K. Harriett. Mr Johouaon. Mrs. K. B. Keuoeally, 1 L. Larson, Mrs. Dr. Hamilton, 1 A, Morrison. Christ Meyer. F. I Mathew. William McEiure, Eli Maun. William McKell. Aliff Apo( an. Horace Peekers, Theresa Prits Miaa L»ra Petty, William Park* Horace Peterson, ti. H. Htrtcke Hattie Hlark. £. H (evens, £. K*yn> Mato Meobovick, John Wheeler, < W' Wisoe. Please say advertised when call it for tbe above. J. M. ELDER, Nor* Snow. Commencing at an early bour this morning the enow began to cover tbe ground w 1th s white mantle and evidently fearing that the under roots would suffer from the cold wea ther has continued to cover them un til there is a coating at least three inches deep. This is the first heavy snow of the season and unless a Chi nook eppear* we will have a white Christmas Numerous bunting parties are being organized and will start in quest iff game as soon as the snow stop* falling.