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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 16 THE COBUR D'ALENE PRESS. FRIDAY EVENING. AUGUST 23 1907 PRICE FIVE CENT8 WILL TRY BORAH IMMEDIATELY Land Fraud Case Against the Sen ator Among the First Boise, Idaho, Aug. 22.—This af ternoon the statement made by At torney General Bonaparte to the effect that Senator Borah is to be given an immediate trial was shown District Attorney Ruick. £le was asked if he had received any informa tion on the subject from the depart ment of justioe, but he declined to te. When asked as to the date for the nveningof conrt next month, he re lied that the session would start ptember 9. 'Will Senator Borah be the first f those indiated to receive a trial?'' he district attorney was asked. "We have not made any arrange ents as to the oases. " was the reply. 'Will the accused men be tried parateiy or together?'' was asked, 'he reply was: "We are not giving out anything t this time from this office for pub i cation. '' RKADY WHEN COURT MEETS. When shown correspondence from 'ashington Senator Borah made this "tement on the matter: "1 re uested sometime ago that 1 be given immediate trial. 1 take it from statement of the attorney general t this is to be done. 1 shall be dy for trial when court opens, ere will be no demurrers, no mo ns, no dilatory proceedings—I ;11 be ready to go before a jury on merits, and 1 want it as soon as ible. " WHAT THE CASE IS. he mattei referred to in the fore ~g is the reported indictment of tor Bciah by the United States d jury that sat here in March No. official statement on the ject had ever been made until the ruey general gave oat the state t sent from Washington. The erstanding is that an indictment found charging the senator with ing bad some irregular connection timber transactions under which 'arber Lumber company acquired to certain timber lands. Great ity was maintained about the e matter at the time the grand was in session and nothing what of an official character had been to the publio until the depart t of justice gave out the stat» t that an immediate trial was to iven the senator—that is the first ial utterance indicating an in ment had been found. GUGGENHEIM HAS FEARS s on the Danger in Giving Roosevelt a Third Term. is, Aug. 22.— "There is a crisis rchiug in the United States.'' 'olomon R. Guggenheim of New 'If President Roosevelt can lected an attempt will be made ure him a permanent tenure of ffice- The consqeuences of so *. departure from American and I loan traditions are too great rreacbing to be overestimated. '' t to the Rockefeller group there bably nowhere in America so aggregation of family wealth t which is held , by the seven uheim brothers,who control the r trust. supposed, if they were to di heii wealth, they would have , quotable values of about 0,000, a fortune of $700, under the control of a family -ly speaking," said Guggeu there are many political par he United States. One. of ill place W ililaoi Jenninge the field for president. The 1 now in favor of Secretary ead the Republican party as idate to succeed Mr. Roose there is still a strong third ty for Roosevelt in spite of unced determination not to As 1 have said, Mr. Roose l>e prevailed upon to run, is elected, there is a strong n that so endeavor will be | made to keep him in the presidency for life. "This may seem to be a revolu tionary sort of talk for a business man to indulge in, but look at the way things are going now in our democratic country. The changes in the ordinary customs of life at the White House within the past five years will serve very well to illus trate what 1 mean. They show a very great and pronounced tendency to form our morals on the style which prevails in European capitals and courts. "At the White House there seems to be a rapidly growing tendency to make social life there more and more like that of a royal court.'' I j | ; I ; j RUMORS OF JOBBERY Methods of Wrecked Oregon Trust Co. Criticized. Portland, Ore., Aug. 23.—The charge was freely made in connection with the failure of the Oregon Trust and Savings bank that certain offic ials of the company let it become known to friends that tbe bank was in bad shape and partial substantia tion of th« report is had in tbe al leged fact that $30,000 in deposits was withdrawn from the institution Monday and Tuesday. Reports bear ing upon tbe alleged questionable business methods of tbe management aronsed great indignation among 14,000 depositors who were on tbe concern's books. Demands for the arrest of certain officials of tbe bank today led to preparation of 00 m plaints by tbe district attorney's office. The warrants, however, have not been issued pending further in vestigation. Tbe failure of the bank caused con sternation among thousands of poor people whose savings were deposited with the bank, and a mass meeting of unfortunates has been called-to de vice ways and means for mutual pro tection of their interests. Many of tbe employes of tbe bank have been discharged, only a sufficient number being retained to assist Receiver Devlin in handling the affairs of tbe concern. While some of the directors freely charge Cashier W. Cooper Morris (with violating banking rules in buy | ing hngh blocks of bonds and loan ing money to enterprises in which be is alleged to have been interested. Othei bankers declare nothing but gross, if not criminal, negligence on tbe part of tbe directors could have made such manipulation of the depos itors' money possible. Friends of Morris warmly defend bis courae. Tbe assertion is openly made that tbe directors were not kept in tbe dark regarding any alleged to have been interested other than the casbier. It is understood Morris Is en rcute from the east, where he went to dispose of large blocks of securities to endeavor to plaoe the bank upon its feet. Receiver Devlin expressed the belief • today that depositors will be paid in full. fiS)i , I 5 £s f];' FIELDER A. JONES. Manager and captain of Chicago American league team, world's champions, who plays at center field. BRIGADIER GENERAL THOMAS H. BARRY, WHO IS IN COM MAND IN CUBA. Brigadier General Thomas H. Barry, commanding tbe United States army forces now in Cuba, has had wide experience In military affairs. A native at New York, be was graduated from West Point, at the age of twenty-two, hi 1877. He served Brat In the cavalry and later in the Infantry, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel by the time of tbe Spanish war. He was made a brigadier general of volunteers and served In the China relief expedition and in the Philippines He was chief of staff for tbe Philippine forces. In the summer of 1903 General Barry became a brigadier in the regular army. WILL RAISE COAL PRICES Spokane, Wash., Aug. 23.—There seems to be no question but that retail prices of coal will advance at tbe beginning of next month. It Is tbe proposition of the miDes to advance the prioe. and if tbe advance is a large one tbe retailers of Spok ane will have to put up their prices. There seems to be uo valid reason for expecting a shortage in tbe sup ply except id case there is trouble at the mines. "1 believe that the prioes to go into effect, on tbe first of tbe coming month will represent tbe tup notoh for this season," said E. F. Waggon er yesterday. "We do not know whether we will be compelled to make 1 n advance. We are agents in eastern Washington and uorthern Idaho for nine mines and have book ed orders for both wholesale and re tail deliveries. Tbe visihle supply is said to be sufficient, though it is not on band in Spokane." "What are tbe present prices?" was askd. "Taber, Alberta; Sheridan, Wyom ing and Bridger, Montana, lump coal is now $9.50 a ton; with nut from the same sources at $9. Banff semi anthracite. broken and egg, is 911 and uut from the same mine is $10.50. If tbe mines make a large advance, we will probably have to respond in our prices, but If tbe advance is not significant we will maintain our preseut schedule- " Frank Brauscom of tbe Standard company made this schedule of prices as maintaining now; Carney, Wyom ing; Flumerfelt, Alberta, and Gal braith, Alberta, lump coal, $9; steam coal in car lots at $6.75; eastern anthracite, egg or nut, $15. MINKS SHOVE UP PRICES. "We have advices." continued Mr. Brauscom, "from Carney that tbe mines there apprehend an advance from $2-25 to $3.50 per ton at tbe mines. This advance of $1.25 will mean an advance here, but 1 have no announcement to make joat now. There will not be much of an in crease, if any, on tbe northern coal. A few days ago there was an average total order for coal at Carney of 640 cars daily. They were mining 1500 tuna a day, but they prophesy that September 15 with the completion of a new triple machine tbe capacity will be 3500 tons a day; and 1 am told that 1 will have all that 1 need. 1 have had a standing order of 30 cars a day for Spokane and my busi ness, and 1 have been getting only about une-thiid of that. If there isactnally put into effect the Increase of help at the mines, oar deliveries here will reach tbe normal. SHAKE UP SEATTLE Citizens Ask Grand Jury and New Proseeutor. Seattle, Wash, Aug 23..-Tbe committee of five of the Renton Hill Improvement club and representatives of affiliated organiaztions. in an en deavor to aecure a grand jury for King county, mat last night in tbe chamber of commerce rooms, and by vote decided to act independently of Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Mack lntosh, who will not be asked to adviae with tbe committee. The committee will ask the eourt for a apecial prosecutor. It is expected that Judge George E. Morria, preeid ing over the criminal department of the ooort, will be saked to convene a grand jury. As the result of sn exchange of letters between the Rev. M. A. Math ews, paator of the First Presbyterian eburob, and Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Mackintosh, in regard to tbe running of a bar at The Meadows race track, which Dr. Matthews al leges is being operated coutiary to the statute and without having paid a licenae, Frank Clancy was today arrested on complaint of Dr. Math ews, and will appear in eourt tomor row morning to answer to the charge. The warrant was sworn out of Justice J. E. Carroll's court. Clancy was released on his own recognizance. The fight between Matthews and Mackintosh is becoming warm and with the talk of a grand jury indica tions are that tbe developments of tbe next few days will be racy. MAKES BIG PURCHASE M. K. Wall Buys Railroad and Timber. Michael K. Wall, secretaiy of the Lane Lumber company, of Lane, Idaho, has formed a corporation known sa tbe Kootenai Log \ Rail toad company with head office at Wallace, Idaho, has cloned a deal of considearble magnitude. Mr. Wall has bough, from tbe Harrison Lumb. r A Box company, (brought its mating er. R. K. Wheeler. Its railroad and equipment across Lake Killarney near Lane, consisting of about five miles of steel track, one 40 ton Shay Loco motive and 17 Russell logging can, steam loader, hones sud all other equipments, together with all the standing timber owned by the corpor ation. Mr. Wall, when interviewed con ceruing this transaction, slated that this railroad taps one of the richest timber belts in this Coeur d'Alene country. BORAH TO REPRINT ARGUMENT Senator Will Distribute Oration Made in Haywood Trial. Boise. Idaho, Aug. 22-—Senator Borah has been in receipt rf a great many request* for the argument be made in tbe Haywood case. To meet this demand for copies he has de termined to have It published In pamphlet form. In tend lug to sand copiaa to Ms friends and others who desire to study the ease in all Its bearings. This pamphlet will make a book of 140 pagsa. CHASE CHINKS FROM WARDNER Told Chief of Police to Escort Them From the Town Wardner, Idaho, Aug. 23.—At the argent request of a mob of irate Wardner citizens. Chief of Police Collins oi Wardner eaooited a China man, who arrived in Warduer from Spokane, to Kellogg, where be will take a train for foreign parts. When the O. R. A N. train arrived at Kellogg today, a jauntily attired individual minus tba oharacterlslic Cblneaa queue ami carrying two grips, hailed Thomas Crane , tb e ffardner stage driver, and opened negotiations for a ride. "Not with me, yon won't," w*a Crane's reply. Tbe Chinaman was game and walked. He carried a note to Mias Mattie Doyle, the proprietor of tba Ideal restaurant, where be waa to go to work and soou found hie way to tba place. Newe that there waa a Chinaman in the town spread like wildfire end at 8 o'clock last night a large crowd had gathered In front of the restaur ant. Cheif of Police Collina soon appeared and went iuto the reetaur ant. There was no outbreak, but there was plenty of talk and It waa evident that the orowd waa In no uiood to be trifled wltu. Charley Metzear, brother-in-law of Misa Doyle, appeared and warned the crowd not to get "funny." A mo ment later Miea Doyle herself appear ed and branded ths orowd as cow ards. Chief Collina emerged from tbe restaurant about this time when a voice in tbe crowd was heard to say; "If you don't taka that Chink out of there, 1 will." The ohief took tbe cue and a moment later ap peered with tbe Chinaman whom be escorted to Kellogg and made ar rangenients for him to leave the dis trict. It la a tradition of tbe Coeur d'Alenas that no Chtuaman or Japan sea is allowed in the district. Entertain Friends. The most extensive social func tion of the season was givau this af ternoon and evening by Meadamas O. O. Youug and W. A. Thomas at tbe former's home, 510 Garden street. About 150 guests were Invited for tbe afternoon and evening. Tbe rooms were beautifully decor ated in Oregon grape and killikintrk with its dainty red oerrj. Long ropes of these decorations out lined the door and window fiames, varigated sweet peas, tastefully ar ranged around the room in every available nook, oompleted the decora tions. During tbe afternoon progressive games were enjoyed, there being uo prizes given. In tbe evening cards afford the source of amusement. Tbe electric lamps, hong with red shades end the windows darkened with blinds, supplied the light. A very elaborate iunobeon of vege table and meatmiad, beaten biscuits, sherbet, coffee and oake was served. Tbe hostesses were assisted by Uen evive Waite, Katherine Dunlevy, Adeiyn Youug and Edith Marshall and in the evening by Mildred and Fay Thomas, Cnrinue Robertson and Dorothy Sander. Those invited were, in the after noon, Mesdamee Barr, Draka, Wright, Moharland, Wbltla, Keefe, Griswold, Winn, Caruahau, Hoyington. Spauld ing, Sullivan, Clark, Seott, Stod dard, Bougbton, Harrison, MoClear, Filewood. Sabin, Walker, Sander, Burgan, Watts. Moore, Martin, Rug era, Lilberiand, Brown, Beebe, Moon, Daughters, Allen, Htgley, Jones, Dunn, Gist, Nevers, C- M Robert son, Alex Robertson, Seeley, Burnett, Wilkins, Schattuer, Nesbitt, Mann. Newton. Reed. Hanna, Oaaa, Cannon, Columbus and Irvine, and in tbe ev ening. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Renshaw. Mr. aud Mrs. Cope man, Mr. aid Mrs. Biglow, Mr. and Mrs. Tinkle, Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. aad Mrs. Fudge, Mr. and Mrs. Sargent, Mr. and Mia. Ken nedy. Mr. and Mrs. Dollar, Mr. aud Mrs. Nixon, Mr. and Mrs. Windrof, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Hahn, Mr. and Mis. Peterson. Mr. mud Mrs. Frank Colquhooa, Mr. and Mrs. Gay Colquoboun, Mi. and Mrs. C. W. Norquist. Mr. and Mra. Prsed lander, Mr. and Mrs. LaVeine, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, the Mieses Dora Sullivan, Bernice Robertson, Marian Main, Kathleen McFarland, Vera Nevers, Geuevleve Waite, Maud and Ora Kennedy, Alice Litberland. Belle Vernam. Agnes Main, Mira Nikolas, Margaret Main, Bessie Dunn, Grass Irvine, Mesdamee Otterson, CoiajKen ned.v. aud Sprague aud Messers Ralph end George Nevers, Shepherd, Percy Jones, Kerl, Axtel, K. R. Weston, R. T. Morgan. Dwyer, G1 indeman, Sander, Jackson and McFarland. Band Concert. The military baud will hold an other open air concert tonight at tba Blackwell park. The music <u the peat has been of such a high grade that doubtless a large number will be In attendance. Thu following pro gram will be rendered: March, Salute to the Stars and Stripee ............ .Hoff Overture, American Triumph.. Miller Waltzen, Oratuiation .. Thomas Intermezzo, Golden Rod...... ..........Mubin McKinley Medley, the Datzler Arr by Meekte March, Rapid City.........Miller One of tbe most interesting stories told for some time is being related by George Childers and Mr. llobaon, tbe real estate man. Last night they went flehnlg at Fernan lake and ware rewarded with aix choice base whan a jack labblt appeared upon the shore. Childers threw hi* line, whieb to bis surprise wrapped around the rabbit's neck. He drew the rabbit toward tbe boat into the lake and it escaped when within a short distance of the men. It made for the shore and through swift swimmiug reached it and ran for the bushes- Not many flshermeu can catch six baas and a jack rabbit. Tbe German Rifle club will meet Sunday at 1 o'clock al their ground near Fernan lake Tbe first prise will be a sliver tee pot aud a set of cupa and saucers. The second prize, a sliver pickle dish and the thiid, a fancy watch fob. The shoots have been well attended in tbe past end tbe outlook i» even more promisining. Robert W. Collins, who has been absent for the past three days, inves tlgaliug llie Snake river country, re turned home last night accompanied by Mrs. Collina, who spent a tew day visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Reed, in Spokane. J. W. Otlleld came up with Mr, Collins and is looking over tbe opportunitiee of Coeur d'Alene. He is delighted with the city aud may invest. He owns one of tbe finest fruit farms in the northwest, shipping a car load of fruit every day. Mr. Collina brought home a choice lot of five boxes. Tbe Coeur d'Alene Lumber com pany will construct an addition to ita office in order to make more room. EDWARD W. CARMACK. Ex-senator from Tenueaaea, who has been mentioned as a Demo I era tic presidential possibility.