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The Cceur d'Alene Press.
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 3 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 8 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS LUMBER COMPANY REMAINS HERE Manager Carroll's Positive Denial of Published Rumor Joseph T. Carroll, general manag er of the Coeur d'Alene Lumber com pany, in an interview with the Prees last evening, soon after bis arrival from Butte, Montana, stated he bad seen the report in the Journal of the removal sale of the Coeur d'Alene Lumber company; that he was aston ished that any editor who pretended to print facts and not gossip would give apace to such an article; that they must be hard up for news; that there was not one word of truth in the artiele; being false from begin ning to end; that it was simply knock ing the company and by so doing knocking the whole town, something that no right spirited paper would undertake to do. He olaimed the timber holdings were being oruised whioh had never been properly done and that they found every quarter section, with per haps a aingle exception, overrunning previous estimations. He said: "We have no idea of sel ling out. There is no option given In any way. On the contrary we ex pert to make numerous improve ments." "We will ereot a fine office build ing, a large day kiln, two large ware houses and many other things which we do not care to state at present. "We expect to get out over 30, 000,000 feet of logs this winter for next year's out. "We have not been running at nights because we did not want to, but because we could not on ac count of oar shortage. We intend to run every day until Christmas, or later, if the weather permits and we are supplied with sufficient oars to do so. If we have an abundance of oars we will run all winter.'' Mr. Carroll was very detemined in stating the injury that might occur to his oompany and the town should a oopy of the Journal fall into the hand of a stranger who mignt read it and the rumor finally find its way into the Lumberman. He stated his company meant much to Coeur d'Alene ^nd that it should, at least, have a square deal. The contradiction by Mr. Carroll of the rumored sale is most agreeable to Coeur d'Alene citizens who have not only the aompany interests at heart but those of the entire town. MOYER WANTS DARR0W Denver, Aug. 8.—A meeting of the executive committee of the Western Federation of Miners has been cal led. There is a report in circula tion to the effect that at this meeting the question of determining upon counsel for Geo. H. Pettibone, who will be tried in Ootober at Boise, on the same oharge that Secretary Hay wood was acquitted of, will be brought up. The report also has it that Clarenoe Dnrrow. the Chicago lawyer who as sisted in the defense of Haywood, will not be retained in the Pettibone csss, but that E. F. Richardson of Denver, of counsel for Haywood, will handle the Pettibone case. Richardson has declared in published interviews that he would not, under any circumstances, again associate MORRIS K. JESUP. President of the Arctic duh, which has been Commander Pea vf% financial backer in his at tkrtpii to reach the north pole. STRIKE SERIOUS Trinidad Mines are Forced to Close. Denver, Aug. 8.—It is not expect ed that Martin A. Knapp, chairman of the interstate commerce com mission, and Charles P. Neill, 00 m missionet of labor, will come to Den ver in connection with the strike situation on the Colorado A Southern railroad. So far no progress toward a settlement has been made, and the outlook is that the strike will spread. Grievance committees of the Denver & Rio Grande and other roads are in the city and they will make a demand for an additional '2 cents an hour for the yardmen. If this is done it will either end the present strike or cause it to spread to other roads. Every railroad in the west is threatened. Sixteen of the larger mines near Trinidad depend ing directly on the Colorado & Southern for handling their products today closed down indefinitely as a result of the switchmen's strike. The shutdown will throw some 3000 men out of employment. To prevent the closing of their mine, whioh would entail a loss of thousands of dollars, and to relieve a threatened coal famine at Central City, 10 of Central City's most prom inent citizens turned "brakies" and manned a train of fuel destined for that distriot. They took charge of the freight at Golden, where it bad been laid out since the calling of the strike of trainmen on the Colorado Southern last week. Superintendent Weloh of the Col orado & Southern left for Trinidad last night with 75 professional strike breakers to install them in the places of the strikers in the southern divis ion. Forty-five of these men, import ed from the east, arrived here today and about the same number are ex - pected tomorrow, according to Vice President A. D. Parker. The pastor, J. A. Wittman, of the Swedish Methodist Episcopal oburch, Spokane, will preach in the native language this evening at 8 o'clock at the residence of Mr. Larson on Front near Seventh street. j himself with Darrow and a morning paper prints an interview in which he is credited with reiterating the above statement. A further significant remark follows; ''I will try no more cases with Clarence Darrow. I could work with Mr. Darrow, but I don't propose to do so. We (the firm of Richard son A Hawkins) have bandied West ern Federation litigation for years and are still open to their employ ment. Mr. Haywood was in my office for over an hour today." It is intimated that Haywood and other federation leaders favor dropp ing Darrow, Moyer wishes him re tained in the other cases to be tried at Boise. Mr. Darrow arrived in Denver yes terday, but said he bad not yet seen any of the federation people. He admitted that there were personal differences between himself and Mr. Richardson and expressed the view that each of them would be relieved to have the other go on with the cases. ■AN AND WOMAN SCRAP Last night Mrs. Knapp, of the shooting gallery and D. E. Brackus, engaged in a fight in the Kidinger grocery store near the Electric depot. 1 She demanded of him #350 which she alleged be owed her husband. The woman received considerable injury about the face and a cut above the eye, said to be doe to a ring on Brackus' hand, Is particularly bad. It is said she was the aggresesnr. The trial will be held next Tuesday. OUR. PRESIDENTS _ FRANKLIN PIERCE. The fourteenth president of the United States was born at Hillsboro. N. H., In 1804 and died at Concord, N. H.. In 1800. He won wide distinction as a lawyer. He resigned from the United Stutes senate in 1842 to resume his profession and declined in turn an appointment to the senate, the nomina tion for governor and a place In the cabinet. At the opening of the Mexleau war he enlisted as a private, but shortly became a brigadier general, doing valiant service. He was elected president on the Democratic ticket in 1852. His administration had much to do with the problems nffectiug slavery. Pierce's eousei vative course made him unpopular in the north. STEAMER LINES ARE COMBINED Majority of White Star Stock Bought by Red Collar People For some time past a rumor has been in circulation that an effort was being made by the Red Collar line to secure the controlling interest of the White Star Navigation company. It is claimed that the ambition of the Red Collar line was attained the first of the week when the majority of the stock of the Wbi'e Star Naviga tion company passed into the posses sion of stockholders in the larger com pany. It is claimed that the new stockholders planned to hold a meet ing yesterday afternoon, but the old directors held a meeting at 10 o'clock and leased the Flyer to the Northern Pacific railroad and the Boueta to Captain Reynolds, the first for three years and the latter for one J. C. White denied that there was any troth in the statement although he has been in Spokane for several days past. Captain McDonald could not be located and Captain Reynolds said be had nothing to say, but that "we are not out of business nor have we sold out. '' For the past two years there has been a marked rivalry existing be tween the two companies' Some olaim the lawsuits wibch origiuated from the sinking of the Boueta up the St. Joe about two years ago may be uipped in tne bud. As a result of the stock changing bands while others contend it will only add fuel to the previous flame. Both com panies been have doing a big and profitable busiuess this summer and various speculation is rife as to what results may follow from the alleged new combination and how and to what extent it will effect traffic. Both companies have been heavily backed by moneyed men, and the outcome is watched with interest. SANDP0INT WOMAN A SUICIDE Mrs. John Southmayd Takes Her Own Life. Sandpoint, Idaho, Aug. 8.— Mrs. John Southmayd. one of Sandpoint's most prominent women, late last night committed suicide by taking chloroform. The husband of Mrs. Southmayd, upon returning home aud j I | ] j : , ; 1 i | ; not finding bis wite, went up stairs and discovered her lying upon a bed cold in death. Mrs. Southmayd leaves a husband and daughter. Her relatives and friends are entirely at a loss for a cause for her act. Mrs. Southmayd was one of the most prom neut women if this community FILIPINOS WORRY LONG WORTH Wishes Islands Were Out of America's Possession. Honolulu, Aug. 8.—Congressman Nicholas Longworth. in a speech made at the Commercial olub lunch eon said he hoped that the Philip pines "would not long be with us. In the meantime, free trade with the Philippines would be a square deal and free sugar would not injure Ha waii. '' JAIL BREAKER Is Captured and Gets Thirty Days. Roy Blackford was given 30 days today by justice A. V. Chamberlin in the county jail at Ratbdrum for jail breaking on June 30 wbeu he, with four others, escaped from the local jail by cutting their way out. He returned and was nabbed by the officers. Industry Rewarded. George Smith, one of the council lot the O. R. A N. railroad residing at Portland, was in the city today visiting Ray Hill of the Red Collar line. Mr. Smith exemplifies what a poor boy may do by industry and pereevei ance. He was an employe of Mr. Hill's father when a boy when he be gan to study law. Later he entered a law office as office boy and by de grees obtained the confidence of bis employers until he became a member of the firm and now enjoys a big salary in one of the greatest rail roads in America. Mr. Hill and Smith were school boys together at Tekoa, Washington. A MINING MAN'S RECORD RUN Uses Handcar, Launch and Auto mobile for Quick Trip One of the most exciting, quick est and varied special tlips, perhaps ever recorded occurred Tuesday night. The distance covered was between Wallace and Spokane, aggregating over 110 miles. The story is best told in the words of Claude Burlingame, who traversed the lake to Harrison and hack cover ing 50 miles of water. He'said: "H. T. Whalen, a prominent mining man of Wallace, being largely interested there, telephoned to Mr. O'Brien, manager of the Hotel Idaho, Tuesday night, for a fast launch to meet him at Harrison aud to arrange for an au tomobile to take him on to Spok ane. "My lanuch, the Clipper, was immediately procured and dispatched with all haste to Harrison, starting at 11 o'clock p. m. and reaohing there at 1 o'clock, making the '25 miles in two hours. A wait of two minutes oocuired when Mr. Whalen, tired and perspiration dropping from Ids forehead arrived, having pumped u hand car the greater distance of 50 miles from Wallace in order to make connections with the early train leaving Spokane. He left Wallace intending to oome by a railroad velo oipede, but it refused to work, where upon he at once arranged for a re lay of horses every 10 miles, when a fiiend suggested he take a haudoar. From Harrison to Coeur d'Aleue fast time was made, the Clipper being rushed to its utmost speed. As soou as Mr- Whalen reached our city, be was hurried into the automobile in waiting aud arrived in ao abund ance of time at Spokaue to make train connection, thus completing one of the most successful and sensa tional trips ever made at a midnight hour. '' Mr. Whalen was called east by the dying condition of a near relative. The trip of 110 miles is reported to have cost more than #1 per mile aud was covered in a little over 8 hours by velocipede, handcar, launch aud automobile, inoludiug delays. OPINION OF A VISITOR Tells Story of Beautiful, Pros perous City. O. E. Falkner, who is stopping in the city for the summer writes the following to the Franklin County Kegister. at Connell, Wash: Thinking some of our friends may he interested in hearing fiorn us we take the liberty to write this "epistula" for publication. As n city Coeur d'Aleue certainty has a number of commendable fea tures. It is looated on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene about 33 miles from Spokane. It is connected with It by the N. P. R. R. and an electric line, splendidly equipped, giving a service of fifteen trains each way a day. The fare charged is one dollar for the rouDd trip. The Spokane river that starts at Coeur d'Alene is the outlet for the lake. A bridge bigh enough for boats to pass under spans the river at this polut. The city park with plenty of shade aud grass is situated along the lake From this, one can secure a fascinating view of the lake, incoming boats and the bills In the distance. Coeur d'Alene in a home city with a population of about seven thousand. Many of the houses and even house boats are built ou the bungalow style. Many houses are erected by people of limited means but the properties are well kept and a just pride is taken in keeping the places in good order. Many bouses are built among the trees and for this reason one cannot obtaiau proper con ceptioo of the size of the city without going well over it. Tbe main business Is that of man ulacturing lumber. The logs are brought down the 8t. Joe river. There is supposed to be enough remaining to run for fifty years. The second largest saw mill is located here. The educations! facilities are good. One or two new school build ings are now being erected to keep pace with the rapid increaes in population. A Swedish college bond ing is in process of construction. A summer Normal school for teachers uuder direction of one of the prof essors from the State University at Moscow is now being held. Many teachers attending the school ara living in tents near the lake. One sees a number of oburch build ings, a commodious Methodist Epis copal oburch building is to ha erected. At this writing a camp meeting is being held. The much talked of Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation is not to ba open ed for about one year at least Psople are here already waiting lor the opening. In this reservation are to be fonnd some of the finest claims in the northwest. A trip from hero up the lake and the St. Joe river to the heed of navi gation is said to be a very delightful one. Some of the finest scenery of the northwest is to be found on the trip. The tars for the round trip on the boat is t'2.50. Tbe trout fishing np the river in places Is fine. After that "bumper" wheat crop about Connell is rea >ed surely many a faithful hooeswife would appreciate an outing for a week or two along the lake or np the river. Such a trip Is not expensive and may do ona a world of good. A persona] word and then I dose. We are tenting on a vacant lot not far from the lake aud tbe city park entrance. With little difficulty Mrs. Faulkner, with the children, can reach the park with its delightful shade and lake breezes. We have the tent placed uuder the trees. Our kitchen and dining room ara without under the trees. With a camp stova and a borrowed table we do quite well. Tenting is agreeing with all of us if we may judge by om enor mous appetites. One can eat four or five meals a day and like Giver Twit return his plate for another helping. I spend much of my time about one of the mills. Here I have been obtaining plenty of gymnastic ex ecrise for which t receivtf a fair com pensation. At the present writing, however, I am keeping tally of ties and heavy timbers. This work is not particularly burdensome aa 1 have found time not only to do my work this morning but also to read some and write one or two letters. From where I sit wrjtiug I can catch a glimpse of the Bpokane river and part of its scenery. Up to the present time, but few of the days have been especially warm. The nights are quite cool. On tbe whole, we hope tbe trip will be a profitable one and that we shall re turn In a few weeks refreshed for the opening of school the first Monday in September. Very truly, O. E. FAULKNER. The funeral of T. C. Wilson will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. from Leramer's undertaking parlors. The Masons will attend. CHAitI.ES B. LANDIS. Indiana congressman, orator, former newspaperman and alumi nas of WaUuJi university.