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The Oeur d'Alene
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 42 COE UR D'ALENE, IDAHO. WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25. 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS IMMUNITY BATH GIVEN ALTON Secretary Bonaparte Orders Suit Against Harrintan Dropped Chicago, Sept. -5.—Attorney Geu era! Bonaparte .as made a motion in he Unltted States district court that the special grand jury called to cou sider the connection of the Alton rail road with the granting of rebate, to the Standard Oil company of lndiaua be discharged J Judge Landis refused to discharge the grand jury as requested by At orney General Bonaparte but in | tiuoted the jury that it had no further | duties to perform in connection with the Chicago & Alton. lie called the attention of the jury to a statement recently made by James Moffat, piesideut of the Standard Oil company of Indiana, in which the latter was reported as saying that if I ►rfS* I i JUDGE K. M. LANDIS. the Standard Oil compnny was guilty of rebating, every other manufacturer was guilty. The judge instructed the jury to investigate the couduot of other manufacturers and ordered the issuance of a subpoena for Moffat. The letter of the attorney general to District Attorney Sims, read in court today, directed Mr. Sims to "Inform the court that the depart ment has most carefully considered, and again considered, all aspects of this case and is unable to Hud any sufficient, reason for other action on its part than was indicated in the let ter of August 10 last from the Attor ney general to lion. K. M Landsi, NEW CITV BUILDING The city council held a special ses sion last night to cousider the plans submitted by the various architects for the new city hall. A full board was present with the exception of M. D. Wright. George Williams, of our city, and Pieusse Little of Spokane, submitted plans for the council's consideration. After going into the matter qjite thoroughly and after making compari sons. it decided with only one dis seuting voice, to accept the plans of M iliams which it considered mote appropriate for Coer.r d'Alene These plans have altered from those I been somewhat drawn, pboto- j graphed and exhibited to the public some time ago. It is thought they are much better and more beautiful, It is planned for a three story strncture with a full tenement in which will be located nitv offices aud apartments necessary for a progressive city like Coeur d'Alene. In the! basement will be placed the jail with six cells, a police court room, the ottine of he chief of police and the: furnace equipment. On the first floor will lie the city library, the mayor's; office, the office ot the chief of the Ore department, the office and theen glue room for the fire department, The secoud floor contains office rooms for city clerk, attorney and treaaur •r, besides oounril chambers and fire men'a sleeping apartments. The third floor aill possets tbe Com me r oial clnb quarters such as dining and r *oeption rooms and a secretary's office besides tbe assembly room. aud to which Judge Landla referred in his remarks to the grand jury on August 14. We will assure the court j that this department thoroughly an preciates the force and cogency of the reasons which caused its request that the record of testimony in the J caBe BKalu8t the gUodard OJ , oom . pany should be scrutinized by the department and it fully recognizes the | highly appropriate character of the | said request under the peculiar olr cumstauoes of this unusual case, TOM LAWSON S FIZZLE Those Who Follow Him Lose on Copper Washington, D. C., Sept. 21.— Special Correspondence.—Whether the present boom of high tiust prices are to continue is a matter of dispute between the highest flnauoial author! ties, it may be well to recall the opinions given and then judge of their value. It is only a few mouths ago when the frenzied financiers of Wall Street were advising invest ments in stocks and bonds at the prioes then prevailing, since then nearly 50 per cent has been knocked off their paper value, and as tar trust stocks, at least, are concerned the bottom is perhaps not yet reach ed. The public weie adrised some time ago by Tom Lawson to buy cop per stocks for an advance, but this tip has been followed by a decline of 50 per oent iu "Alamaguted Copper" and nearly as mnob in other like stocks. Tom Lawson is likewise booming President Roosevelt as cer tain to be reuomiuated and elected, but if his political foresight is no better than his financial hindsight, it is pretty certain that Mr. Roosevelt will not be renominated. President Gray of the Steel Trust declares the business oi trust boom will continue, but at the same time there was a serious decline on the stock market of steel trust shares and orders for steel material are decrease itig and the price is declining. Mr Rogers cf the Copper Trust aud Stau dard Oil declared when he returned from Europe a few weeks ago that the prioe of copper would remaiu at 25 cents a pound, whereas now it is go ing begging at 15 cents a pound. Mr. Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture, on bis return irom a two mouths' trip through the country, told us the farmers had enormous crops and 9 The building will be modern throughout. It will be made of stouo and pressed brick, costing about *40, 000. It will be 50 by 105 feet, fronting ou Sherman street at the oorner of Fifth. The bonds will be sold September 30 after which the oontract will be let and poshed as rapidly as possible; however, it is not probable that more than the foundation can be laid this fall unless the bad weather holds off. The building will oertaiuly be a credit to the city and has long been a necessity ot much importune*. When strangers come into our midst it will be a source of much pleasure to Coeur d'Alene citizens to take the new corner into the Commercial club quarters and bid him make himself at home Sue Timber Company, \V. W. Ferrell and J. M. Rafter have brought suit for $1,000 damages against the Monarch Timber com pany. asking that an injunction be given them agninst the driving of pil ing in the river.exteuding down from Bond creek to the sawmill. The pil ing is being driven by the Carscalleo brothers and reach into the river from 30 to 50 feet. The plaintiff claims the piling interferes, with the navi gation of the streanT.tbereby injuring their adjacent property. Judge W. W. Wood has granted a temporary raatraining order, requir ing the defendant to appear Oct. 2 and show cause why it should not be made permanent. Tbe river at Una point is from 100 to 200 feat wide. would be rolling in wealth, but now his department's last statement shows there will be nearly 800,000,000 less bushels of cereals raised this year than last. Rave all those gentlemen been trying to deceive the people for financial or political purposes? It looks very much like it. The New York Journal of Com merce, a most conservative and reli able business journal, for September Kith says: "The severe depression that has reigned iu the financial dis trict is beginning to bear the inevit able fruit throughout the country, and uo doubt can be entertained re garding the danger of an ^industrial reaction." The same Journal on the 17th declares "the merchants are puzzled." Moody's Magiazine, a reliable source of information for In vestors says, "the baukera are puz zled." Now what are all these people puzzled about? Mrs. Hetty Green, the riobeat aud most piouii neut woman flnanciei iu America, tells us that the "financial situation is going to the devil," and as Mrs. Green hns access to some of the hlghi «st financial authorities, and hef opinion is not warped by partisan politics she may be nearer right than the other prophets who are evidently quite fallible. Is there danger of a financial, in. HOLDUP HARVEST IS ON Spokane, Wash., Sept. 25 —Four holdups within an hour, between 9 aud 10 o'clock, in which the men be hind the guns succeeded in appro priating two gold watches aud 40 cents for their trouble, were recorded at the police station last night. First ou the list was reported by L. Dornberg, residing at 2027 Fiist avenue, who. with bis brother, was held up by three men at Pacific ave nue and Chestnut street after alighting from a street oar. With three re vulvers flashed in their faces aud told to hand over their valuables or be shot iu cohi blond. L. Dornberg was relieved of a gold watch and chain, while bis brother, 00 years of age, started to grapple with one of the holdup men. In the scramble wbicli followed Dornberg tossed a roll of bills aoouut *100 into the dark After the melee waa over and Ihe robbera made their escape Doru berg returned to the scene of the holdup and recovered his money. The second holdup of the evening was reported by Frank Cousins of 1230 First avenue, who stated that three men wearing black masks step ped out from behind trees near Third avenue and Adams street, Hashed guns In his face aud relieved him of 40 cents, all the money ou his per sou. The nerve and presence of mind of Frank Sheperd. porter at the Brewery saloon at. E27 Front avenue, suved that icsort from being robbed of *100 by a lone holdup man abuut 9 o'clock. The would he robber, while lounging about the saloon, bought seierai drinks and after draining the last glass went to the lavatory. Wheu lie returned he walked boldly to the bar, where Sheperd, the porter. Hud E. T. Ryan, bartender and owner of the saloon, were chat ing. ordering them to "stick'em up," and to enforce his command drew a 45 caliber revol ver on the meu. Not to be outdoue. Sheperd,who was standing at the end of the bar, started for the door, dash ed outside aud mude his escape, followed by the robber, who shouted loudly to him to stop. HOMES FOR 35.000 FAMILIES Indian Lands that will Be Open ed in the Northwest. Spokane, Wash., Sept. 24.— i Homes for 35,000 families will be | provided iu the northwest by Uncle j Sam during the next 12 months, j hen, it is given out, the government 1 will open to settlement 4,910,000 j acres of timbet. agricultural and min iral laud in eastern Washington, nor tbern Idaho, western Montana aud Boutb Dakota. Tbe occupation of these lands, situated in eight Indian reservations, will mark the most im portant period of development since tbe first railroad invaded the forest, ▼alleys and sagebrush deserts, weal of tbe Rocky mountain*, and means the obliteration of the frontier with its picturesque cowboys aud tbe vivid, • ------- 1 ---------- •*»***• adventuroue heroic days, which will iiRTFr airiin Ilhvp a nnnnt*rr**rt in never again have a counterpart in this country. Tbe lottery system baa been decided upon in the disposition of these reservation lauds, which are located as follows: Colville, eastern Washington, dnstrial and political oataolysm? It looks as if a great many people were afraid of something dire happening. Already vast fortunes have melted away or have been greaty depleted, but so ter the trouble baa been ' 'rich man's panic" and mostly con fined to New York and the other great financial oentera. The question is, will it spread. I have somewhat en larged on tbeae symptoms of the bust ing of the trust boomlug created by present political polioles as it will hava the effect of showing that nilra protection has created an unnatural prosperity whioh is now ou the wane. Under these conflicting advises it will, at least, be wisdom for ordinary peopla to keep near the shore until the flnnacial clouds are lifted and by all meant not to go into debt nulesa there is a sure way of being able to pay. Politios have been rathei at standstill for tha past week. The moat important Republican movement being the determination of Congress man Burton to run agaiust Tom Johuson for Mayor of Claveland at the solicitation of the President and Taft. If Tom Johnson wins it may virtually eliminate Taft as aRepubli can candidate for President,and force Tom Johnson iuto the limelight as promnient candidate for the Demo cratic nomination. 1,000,000 acres; Yakmia, central Washington, 1,145,000 acres; Coeur d'Alene, northern Idaho, 310,000 acres; Lemhi, central eastern Idaho, 500,000 acres; Ulaokfeet, southern Idaho, 500,000 aores; Flathead, wea tern Montana, 1,000,000 aoree; Rose bud aud Lower Brule, South Dakota. 891,560 acres. FIRST LOTTERY DATE The Lower Brule reserve, oompris ing 06,560 acres, will be the first to be opened. The laud bus been ap piaised aud tbe regulations issued for Its disptsal- Uomescekers have until -Got. 7 to flle applications for lottery tickets in the drawing which will take place at Pierre the following week. Each applicant must go to the Pierre laud diatriot and make oath on his tickei that be is entitled to take pub lic land under the homestead laws. If successful in drawing a homestead he must pay the government the ap praised value of tbe land, in aunuul instalments. The value Is placed at from #1.25 to #4 an acre. COEUR D'ALENE RESERVE In the Coeur d'Alene reservation, land can be taken under the home stead or miueral laws. The survey Is being made, aud when completed tbe government will allot to the Indians their share aud then classify aud ap praise tbe surplus amounting to 1,000 acres, and ordet tbe lottery. Hettlei« will not be able to work their farms until the spring of 1909, as it will require a year to appraise the lauds. ----- -----------— *" read J' 10 open the----------, "* • oou th » reclamation project o°mpl*ted. This will be iu time tor cultivation of cropa next year, COLVILLE RESERVE YAKIMA COUNTRY Tbe most important tract to be opened is in the Yakima country, west of Spokane, where 1,145,000 acrea of land will be disposed of iu various ways. The government is constructing an irrigation plant to cover 100,000 acres of land. The Ir rigated tract will be divided iuto 40 acre plats. Tbe settlers will be re quired to pay in 10 yeatly install meuta tbe amount of money the gov eminent put into tbe project. This will make tbe land cost the settlers #30 an acre. It will be used chiefly for sugar beet and alfalfa culture. The Umber land on tbe Yakima reser ration will be sold under tbe sealed bids. All other land, except miu eral. will be awarded under tbe home stead act- The aillotmente aud schedule of reeerved land* have been approved aud tbe land commissioner rvation just Surveyors in the employ of the gov ernment are at work In tbe Colville reserve, north of Spokane, iu addi tion to dividing 1,000,000 acres of land Into 40 and 160 acre tracts they will survey several townsitee. Fart of the land is to be under irrigation ; and in this district tbe farms will be j limited to 40 acres, others teiug 160 i acrea. Ail the land will be classified ; and appraised aa irrigable, grazing, timber, mineral or arid. It will re- ; nmoer, mineral or arid. it win re-j quire fully a year for the government j l _________*■ _ to have this reservation ready for set Dement. Work la progressing so rapidly (Continued on Page 4) GIBBONS ON LAB OR AND TRUSTS The Cardinal Criticises Employer and Employe New \ork, Sept. 25.—Hia eml uenoe, Cardinal Gibbons, has written for the Ootober number ot Putnam's Monthly, to be lasund in a few days, an article emitted "Organized Lab or," in which he expresses the views he holds regarding tbe reiatlou be tween capital and tabor, and more particularly the attitude of the em ployed toward the employer. The distlnguiuhed prelate treats the sub ject with unusual candor, aud while his artiole is coaobed iu kindly phrase, it oontaius several outspoken admonitions to organized labor. Hia eminence makes a strong plea for the pacific adjustment of industrial difficulties, he declares hinmelf aa opposed to strikes and boycotts aa a means of settling the differences be tween the employer end the employ ed, and in conclusion urges working men to strive constant!y toward an uplifting of tbe moral aud social standard of their organizations. While tbe article is particularly addressed to organized labor, the usta snd corporations receive their share of attention aud tbe prelate Is unsparing iu hia deuunciatiou of those monopolists who, he says, ex hibit "a graspiug avarice which has di led up every sentiment of sympa thy, aud sordid sc It) Mines* which is deaf to the cries of distress." After outlining the onuses which lead up to the baudlug together of workingmen for their own protection aud confirming their right to so or gauize, his eminence denounces those elements of organized labor whioh seek to stir up unnecessary dlsourd. He then preaches u little sermon to employers regarding their treatment of their employes He ssys: EMPLOYERS AT FAULT 'There would he less ground for complaint against employers if they kept in view the golden maxim of tbe goepel: 'Whatsoever ye would men should do unto you, do ye aleo unto them." Our sympathy with those iu ; our employ, whether in the house hold, the mlu«s or the factory, Is wonderfully quickened by putting J* ourselves iu tlicit place, and by ask ing ourselves how wo should wish to be treated in similar circumstances, We Nbould remember that they are onr fellow beiugs; that they have feelings like ourselves; that they are stung by a feeling of injustice, re pellcd by an overbearing spirit, not tened by kindness, aud that It rents largely with us whether their hearts and homes are to beclouded with sor row or radiant with joy." Tbe prelate believes that the work iiigmen of America are better paid and live heller than their brethren across the Atlantic and lifter bestow ing praise upon those employers who have the welfare of tbeir employe* at, heart be turns to the criminal cor porutiona In their lelatious with the workingman Say* his eminence ; in or PREDATORY WEALTH No friend of the race nan contem plate without painful emotions these heart leas monopolists. Their sole aim is to realiza large dividends ithont regard to the paramount claims of justice and Christian chari ty. Theae trusts aud monopolies, like the carol J uggernaut, crush every obstacle that stands iu their way They endeavor—not alawys, it is ai leged, without success—to corrupt our national and state legislatures aod municipal councils. They are so in tolerant of honest rivalry as to use unlawful means In driving from the market all competing industries. They compel their operatives to work for starving wages, especially In min ing districts and factories, where pro tests have but a feeble echo and are easily stifled by intimidation. In many places tbe corporations are said to have tbe monopoly of stores of supply, where exorbitsut prices are charged for the necessaries of life; bills are contracted which tbe work oius are oomraciea wnisn me work men are unable to pay from their ___-______a *t . »_ a ______ a . ■ scanty wages, aud their forced insol vency places them at the mercy of their taskmasters. The supreme law of tbe laud should be vindicated and enforoed aud ample protection should be afforded to legitimate com , peting corporations as wall aa tha i laboring olcsaea against uusorupnloua ; uu,no P°Oe8. " TO LABOR UNIONS Cardinal Gibbons warns labor uulooa against tolerating In their midst elements dangerous to their owu well being. He points ont that the unions "have need of leulers possessed of great firmness, tact, and superior executive ability, who will honestly aim at consulting tbe waiter# of the aoaiety they represent, without infringing ou tbe righe of their ern ployeis.'' He continues: "They should exercise unceasing vigilance In securing their body from tbe con trol of designing demagogues who would make H aubaervlent to their CARDINAL GIBBONS. owl * *"Ul*b ends, or oonvert it into a P°Otioal engine. They should be ; <!l ' r eful to exclude from their ranks 11,1,1 turbulent element who boldly the gofqiel of anarchy, soolal J* ni • n< l nihilism; those land pirate** wl, o are preying on the ludjstry, commerce and tiade of the oountry; whose mission is to pull down and uo to build up; who, instead of up holdlug the bands of tbe government Giut protects them, are bent on its destructlon, and Instead of blessing the mother that opens her arms to welcome them, insult and defy her. If such revolutionists had their way, despotism would supplant legitimate authority, license would reign with out liberty, and guant poverty would stalk throughout the laud. "The expulsion from membership in the unions of sny meu who have* been guilty of outrages of one kind or another against the peace of the community oi the rights of their fel low citizens, would secure for the unions the respect and sympathy of the community, and would gieatly further the best Interests of organiz ed labor " DKEMH BOYCOTTING WRONG His cmiuence then puts himself on record against boycotting as follows: "I am persuaded that the system of boycotting, by which members of lab or unions sre Instructed not to' pat ronize certain obnoxious business bouses, is not only disapproved by an impartial public sentiment, but that It does not commend itself to the mors thoughtful aud conservative portion of the people. 4 lie Lake City Hardware store is moving IU tinsbop today into its new quarters at tbe corner of Third and Sherman. This Is one of tbe finest locations In the oity. The Woodmen of the World and the Womeu of Woodoraft will hold an acquaintance social next Friday even ing at Bander's hall. A good time is anticipated. H. B. Treff will be settled for work by Mondav in his new sash and door factory at Front and Gardan streets They are setting up their machinery today.