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Tim city hUwn ba»# dnelded to
wll tlw bunds nnd proceed nl one*
with thu erection of the oltj ball.
Ttwi Is ana iw|t»lr*tueut to tbia mat
tar nbioh lb*' people will inalat on
and that is tlie beet buildlitft (hat can
be hail lor I ho money. Thar will
not stand for any thing alae and It
tba tf 0,000 votad for tba purposo'ls
property expended It will give the
nlty a building which wa oan point to
After luting prosecuted tiuats and
eorporatlone without apparent faar or
faror I'raahlanl Koosevelt at last sut
randare before tba mighty railroad
king, K- II. Ilarrlmau- Tbla idwnga
Mini be humiliating to tba president
and glees color to the rumor that
llarrlmau'a personal contribution of
•ao.ooo to tba Rooeetell campaign
fund would save Idm fiom prosecu
tion. Altai nay General Hoaepefte'e
order to Judge La mils, giving lla
rlman the laimnnlty bath, cannot ha
explained in any other way. 'The
mighty Teddy let the big stlnfc Jfall
from his bands wban be faced] ilia
railway giant. A pretty Haven be has
made of his apaotanulary play.
Immigration la a problem which tba
aontbern elate* of the Union are forced
to tackle heroically or see their proa
pertly dwindle Naturally the southern
people are watchlug the trend of ageu
claa which Influence the distribution of
aliens admitted to the United Rtatee.
The new Isw provide* a bureau of in
formation !» guide tmndgranla In the
■election of a home. Tbla Is a step In
fba right direct lou. hut It la the opinion
of the New Orleans Tlcaynnc that tba
•oath baa little to expert from this
source H satuiis that the railroads
which are a factor In the distribution
of new arrivals by steerage do not la
elude tba far southern statea la their
plans. With all due re«n>ect to the good
faith of the railroads and the fairness
Of the government otttdals It can be
sold that only those sections which are
fortunately placed In the Une of the
Immigrants' progress can expect to re
cetve an Influx of laborer* wlthont spe
An Immigrant coating from the old
world to A uteri cn naturally follows the
Mm of lbs least resistance flow this
works in the distribution of Ute mil
Mans coming over Is only to tie under
stood when we (tut ourselves lu the
Immigrant's place aa be stands on the
dock in Hamburg. Bremen or Uver
pool Just astute half the world doesn't
knew bow the other half Urea to tba
well to do of the world do not realise
l»w pour and desperate ami Ignorant
tba average Immigrant of today la
when be sets out fur America. A very
tittle money, but perhaps alt be paw
aeeeee. will take him to America that
la. to New Yurfc and to New York he
gees. A Uttle lock or a great ambition
will soon put blm Into poaseeatou of
money to travel on, but Itefore this
happens be has fallen In with the
agents of railways or land promoters,
and they will surely steer him to their
Only a glance at the development of
the several sections of this country
el ace the civil war Is needed to show
bow the present system of distribution
works Hegtons fsr distant from the
Atlantic roast have been tilled with
settlers, amt rich communities have
grown up. while Intervculug sections
equally fertile have beeu slighted by
se tt I s r i The new arrival who wants
to move no from New York la steered
Just aa far as hi* cash will carry him.
and this way be l.tMU or t.fltw ml lee
The railroad gets the Immigrant's long
haul fare, stinting his accooimodatluo.
sad It ateo gets long haul rata*
freight and other buatueee developed
by the Immigrant'* labor In hit new
b am* A stale tar section too far to the
right sr to the left, to the north weal or
the so uth va st, of the mala course of the
mini Immigration's progress will
raretj be reached by the fresh arrival
If he la not booked fur a certain Inland
destination before he leaves Europe he
la dropped at the Atlantic seaport, and
If he pnlls out again be ie dropped at
oaonv elation whK-b baa been se l ec t ed
far him by other*, and It Is only by
stance sad after year* of groping that
be leant* how tag America la and bow
hungry tb* laud fur tarter*. Govern
meat information will be a boon to the
Immigrants seeking It and capable of
heeding It. but in tb* mass they win
cuntinne to go just where they or*
•leered by guide* etwee lat s r a ws ar*
After weeks of fruitless dtsm—tua
somebody will figure out that tb* belM"
raphers *tru.it just wbeu flab warn bit
Anyway. Cub* la always true t* mmm
**< tb* "Yellow Jack."
The Defects of the
•r CHAXUI t. DA WHS. farmer C e m e x r e Her of tb* Currency.
HE Bherman antitrust law makes criminal fill agree
ments in restraint of trade, whether thej are IN
HERENTLY criminal or not It makes in these
genera] terms something criminal without farther
definition. Now, this is TELE DAY OF THE
TRADE AGREEMENT in the United States.
We hare national, city, state and district agreement! in reeteaint of
trade, and they are not agreements for the purpose always of extort
ing an unreasonable price. I would not for a moment defend an
agreement in restraint of trade whieh had for its purpose the extort
ing from the public of an unreasonable prioe. It should be un de r the
ban of the law. But the trouble with the Sherman antitrust law is
that it makes EQUALLY CRIMINAL an agreement in restraint
of trade which is inherently innocent.
An agreement in restraint of trade not to sell below oogt IS NOT
OF NECESSITY A DISADVANTAGE AND INJURY to a
community, for oertainly we have heard a great deal reoently about
great institutions underselling for a period of time in certain local
itiea, selling below coat for the purpose of crushing out competition in
order that they may later exercise a monopoly and rsube the price. A
great many of these agreements in restraint of trade are for the pur
pose of existence, not of extortion, of letting a reasonable amount of
THC BHERMAN ANTITRUST LAW ACTUALLY RUT* A PREMIUM
UPON A CONSOLIDATION AND CONCENTRATION UP TO A CER
TAIN POINT, POR PROVIDED ALL COMPETITION IE NOT DE
STROYED IT ENCOURAGE* THE CONSOLIDATION OP COMPETING
CORPORATIONS UP TO A CERTAIN POINT, RECAUSE THEY CAN
DO LEGALLY THEN AE A CORPORATION WHAT WOULD RE IL
LEGAL AND CRIMINAL IP DONE AS SEPARATE CORPORATIONS
UNDER A TRADE AGREEMENT. THE VERY BPPECT OP THAT
LAW HAS BEBN TO ENCOURAGE THE MORE RAPID CRUSHING
OUT OP COMPETITION IN THIS COUNTRY.
If REAL PROGRESS is to be made toward the solution of the
vexed industrial problems which confront the nation, this law should
btv amended so as to dearly define what shall constitute illegality in
Jail Cure For Trust
Offenders, Not Fines.
a* Attorns* Gsnerel CHAR LB* J. BON APART!.
1 HAVE NOTICED A GOOD MANY COMPLAINTS THAT CRIMI
NAL PROSECUTIONS AGAINST TRUST MAGNATES AND SEN
TENCES OP IMPRISONMENT POR THEM HAVE BEEN VERY
INPREQUINT AND, IN PACT, POR PRACTICAL PURPOSES
UNKNOWN. IT IB PERPECTLY TRUE THAT, IN MY
OPINION AT LEAST, A BETTER MORAL IPPICT WOULD RE
PRODUCED EY SENDING A PEW PROMINENT MEN TO JAIL THAN
BY A GREAT DIAL OP LITIGATION, HOWEVER SUCCESSFUL.
AGAINST THI CORPORATIONS THEY CONTROLLED.
But it roust be remembered that it is only SUCCESSFUL prose
cutions which would have a good effect. Some time since two corpora
tions and their respective presidents were indicted jointly for viola
tion of the criminal provisions of tho antitrust law. If the corpora
tions were guilty of such, it would be hard for the lay mind at least
to understand how their presidents could be innocent Nevertheless
THE JURY CONVICTED T1IE CORPORATIONS AND AC
QUITTED THE PRESIDENTS.
It is the avowed purpose of the department of justice to prose
cute criminally any one who is really responsible for violations of tlie
antitrust law wherever it can do so with any REASONABLE proba
bility of success. It does not care to prosecute mere underling* who
are known to every one to have acted under the direct authority of
a* DANIEL P. BALBWIN. Pereeer Judse of Uw Indiana CkntH Court.
, If the |>oor man commits a crime "the law must have its course;"
he is convicted, and we congratulate ourselves that the ends of justice
are being served. And if ho is guilty of course he ought to be made
to suffer. BUT HOW ABOUT YOUR RICH MAN t
The rich man rallies his family and hia friends. He brings his
POLITICAL influences to bear. He secures tin expensive lawyer,
who know* how to stop the heads of the law, and that's about all there
is to iL THE RICH MAN IS ALMOST NEVER CONVICTED.
He hear* a lot of glittering generalities about the law treating all men
alike. It doe* treat all poor men alike, and it does treat all rich men
alike, but it treats the rich far differently from the man without
WE ARE NOW PACING THE BIG QUESTION OP BRINGING BIG
CORPORATION* TO TIME. WHAT DOB* A PINE AMOUNT TOf DO
YOU THINK IT MEAN* THAT THI CORPORATION* WILL STOP ITS
WRONGDOINOT WHO PAY* THI PINE POR LAWBRIAKINQ BUT
YOU AND IT THE ONI THING TO DO I* TO PUT THE GUILTY
OFFICERS IN JAIL. THAT MIGHT PERHAPS INDUCE THEM TO
HAVE SOME REGARD POR THE LAW AND ORDER.
The Meaning of Sunday Rest.
•» «ke are SION BY C PABTRIMB. Pr.MM.nl BeteceeaMaa Bfchee «r
77T HAT din's rest mean f To how many does it mean the got
ftft I tiug away from the busy city, with its uoiay streets and
factories, to the country and to natural And WHAT
DOES SUNDAY MEAN! To the masses it mean*
much the same thing, that day of root, Sunday.
The Christian DAY OK REST should not be a day of enforced
cessation of labor, not the steel bound rules and the "Thou shatt not"
of the ancient Jewish Sabbath or the rigid Puritan Sunday with its
strict blue laws.
IT SHOULD BE A DAY WHIN THE CHURCHES. THE MUSEUMS
ANO THE PARKE ARE THROWN OPEN TO ALL THE POOR ANO
THOBI THAT NEED RBBT ESPECIALLY, A DAY OP PHYSICAL
R«*T. A CHANGE OP ENVIRONMENT AND A PITTING OF THE
MIND POR A HIGHER SPM1IUL
VITE are having a large mail order business. We
have sold a number of tracts to parties in all
ail parts of the country that are interested in the
Meyerdale is one of the best buys on the market,
as the location is most desirable, convenient to one
of the best markets in the Inland Empire. And
Meyerdale produces the crops. The land is special
ly adapted to small fruits and roots. Let us show
you the property.
Terms $5.00 Down, $5.00 per Month.
Free Water. No interest until 1910.
Union Trust Company
Mil! (HIE! FIRE!i
* YOU are preparing uow |
\ for winter by putting
* in yonr heaters. Look
closely to the condition of
your chimneys. Particu
larly those whioh have been
idle during the summer, and
above all see that you are
properly protected with a
good Fire Insurance Polioy.
I Guarantee to save you
jo per cent, on Fire
L. J. COLUMBUS
112 1-2 Sherman St.
Phone, Interstate 90 -H
KX PRESS »mt PRAY
No trouble to move, if
we move you
ITS OUR BUSINESS
H. B. TREFF
Interior Finish. Store Fix
tures, Sash, Ikiofx, Window
and 1 >our Frames, Mould
tUtiniates furnished on special work
i olonhon.o;- UHI Kill j
1 CH-pminO. tntrrrvtal* S3 B
Mill and Office m Second Street
J. W. CARR.
Plain and ornamental work.
IValrr in Acme Cement and
Hard Wall Plaster.
Second Hand Goods
BOUGHT AND SOLD
F. SCH LAGER]
212 -a III
WATCH THIS SPACE
SOMETHING NEW IND GOOD EVERY DAY
Five Acres of Good Land near the
city, with good dwelling, large barn,
well of never fading water, wind mill
and tank, plenty of fruit. Will sell for
$2,000. Look this up.
American Trust Co.
315 Sherman St.
FOR THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Stationery, includinq Paoetries, Box
papers. Memorandums, Blank Books,
Crepe Papers, etc., etc., go to
A. H. PORTER & SON
R1 Stems* Street Opposite Exckaage Natiaeal Beak
ROBT. W. COLLINS
The Leading Real Estate Agent
of Coeui d'Alene.
The largest list ot property in
ROBT. W. COLLINS
SUITE 9, WIGGETT BLOCK
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