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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 46 COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28. 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS OPENS DOORS FOR JAPANESE Court Holds They May Come Other Foreigners as Boise, Idaho, Sept. 28.—Half a score of letters which the government attorneys in the trial of Senator Wil liam E. Borah deolare go to show the complicity of former Uovernor Frank Steiinenberg in the alleged Idaho timber land fraud conspiracy and the part Borah played were introduced in evideuoe and read to the jury. The letters were written by William Sweet, one of the indicted nen, who, it is reported, will take the stand as a wituess. The documents were pro duced by J. M. Richards, the looal attorney to whom they were written and who aoted as legal aiviser to Sweet. Most of the letters were dated from New York and Boston, and several of them were replies to letters or tele grams urging him to return to Idaho. "I can't see why I should come baok unless it Is in regard to timber, and that is all In the governor's hands. " wrote Sweet in one of his notes. Then he proceeded: "As to the money coming to me, put it in the bank. 1 have absolute faith iu the governor. He oame to my assis tauce and helped me out of a mess 1 never ought to have got in. 1 don't know what i would have done if it liad'ut been for the governor.'' In another letter Sweet gave the amounts he was "in" on the timber deal. The total was about $28,000, including a $7500 note signed by himself and Uovernor Steuueuberg. Shortly after this Sweet wrote to his attorney that he bad read in the pap ers of a timber iuspeotor being sent to Idaho, and added: "The govern or has written to me to oome home. If there is anything wrong, and you and the governor want to protect me, ' 1 don't seo what good 1 coaid do at this time." Under date of March 31, 1902, Sweet wrote to Richards: "Everything seems to I e all right on the timber deal. The governor has got some of his friends to put up secruity for $10,000 for six months to give time to make a deal." About a month later, however, Sweet wrote in a different vein as follows: "1 am awfully disturbed about that timber transaction. I fear I signed papers that I ought not to have signed, and to make it complete yon used the power of attorney and put the money out of my hands and I haven't a scratch of a pen from Steuuenberg. After he got me sign ed up good he quit me and turned liis attention to you with the power you held on me, and 1 never heard from you or him about the money. 1 wrote to him ten days ago to put $5000 in bank for me. 1 have not heard a word from him for a month, and 1 am worrying and can only say too many crooks spoil the broth on me every time. 1 am done up in a hole as far as my Idaho interests are concerned, and everything is in the governor's hands and by law be can hold me for all time to oome. If tie is absolutely boneet I am all right; if not, I am ail wrong. Don't you say one word to anyone about this." A few days later Sweet wrote that lie felt better, as Steuuenberg bad put the $5000 In bank for him. SEE BORAH, 8AID SWEET. Just before adjournment, Heary S. Worthman, another looal attor ney, took the stand and produced more letters from William Sweet, in one letter to Worthman he wiote: "Richards used bis power of at torney to turn all money, $10,000, over to Steunenberg and it is like palling a oat through a stocking to get it baok. I wish you would see W. E. Borah about this, and get him to make a little statement of the governor's obligation to me. He is the governor's attorney but Is a first class gentleman and knows a little statement Is only fair to me. Tell him, 1 have not the scratch of a pen from Steuuenberg to show that be has $10,000 iff my money. He Mid the copy of oar agreement was lost," Other letters referred to a settle meot between Steunenberg and Sweet, and the cloalng up of tbeir a partnership, the artiolea of which were plaoed in evidence. They state the purpose of the Him of Steunen berg and Sweet to acquire, bold and sell timber lands. Sweet wanted Steunenberg to release him from all obligations but to assure him one-half ebare in any deal with the Barber and Moon interests. " While carry ing this negotiation Sweet declared Steunenberg was trifling with him. "Is be in biding, or out of the state?' he wrote to Worthman. "Got Borah or Kinkaid to tell you where he is, but as to Kinkaid, I be lieve that man would skin himself if he couldn't find anybody else to.' Worthman testified that he went to see Borah and urged him to gel Steuuenberg to put some money iu bank for Sweet, A. B. CAMPBELL TESTIFIES. A. B. Campbell, the millionaire mineowner of Spokane, Wash., but formerly of Wallace, Idaho, was the last witness of the day. He told of haring talked to Steunenberg about the latter's plan of going into the timber land business. Campbell said he introduced the former governor to Albert E. Palmer, who in turn in troduced him to James T. Rariafikand Sumner G. Moon of Eau ulaire, Wis., Steuuenberg wrote to Campbell and the letter was read in evidenoe. The governor thanked Campbell for haviug put him in touch with the Wisconsin interests. Campbell said he was sought as a partner in the deal bnt instead of going in turned the matter over to Palmer. Several entrymen who transferred deeds conveying title to the land to George Long were examined at the morning session iu order to get the deeds iu evidenoe. The deeds all bear indorsements of having been re corded at the request of Wm. E. Borah. The entrymen making them declared they paid nothing toward recording the deeds ns they had noth ing with which to pay the fee, never employed an agent or attorney and never even saw the patent issued to them bv the land office at Washing ton. The entrymen examined today all said they got their money through former Senator John Kinkaid. Woodmen Hold Meeting. The Woodmeu of the World and tlie Women of Woodcraft, held a largely attended meeting iRgt night at which some excellent addresses were made by high up officials of the order. The addresses were well roceived and interested the heareis very much iu the advantages of the order whioh is making such wonder ful growth, not only in Ooeur d' Alene but throughout the entire country, both east and west, on sc count of its beneficiary and fraternal assistance. After the addresses were concluded, a banquet was given by the ladies who know how to serve good things in aundance and in the best of shape. GEORGE STONE. Sensational batsman of tha bt. Louis Americana. CHILDREN'S WEEK New Featnre Introduced by the Norquist Store. Beginning Tuesday C. W. Norquist introduces a novelty In the mercan tile line. He will inaugurate a fea ture to be known as children's week, which la to oontinue until Saturday evening. During the week special attention will be given to the child ren and the sale of children's and youth's goods and wearing apparel. With every purchase will go a nice present and the store is to be made especially attractive to the children. Mr. Norquist came hare a year ago to engage In business and is building np a nice trade. His store la one of the neatest and beet stocked in the city and is conducted on the depart ment plan. A qaeeusware depart ment baa juat*been added and is being stocked with a complete line. The Norquist store comes uut Mon day with a full page ad in the Press whioh will give all details of the children's week sale. ACTIVE RAILWAY WORK Considerable enthusiam is mani -1 tested in the construction of the Ida ho & Northwestern railroad whioh is being projected Into the Ooeur d'Alene reservation. New men are being placed at work every day, yes terday there were 60 men taken to the construction camps. This means those in oharge are ■ in earnest and are pushing things with energy. A new engine, which should have been here before this, will delay work somewhat, but It will be on hand the last of October, than the activty will be redoubled. When completed this road will bring to nor city one of the greatest resources to be found anywhere. It taps the timber where millions upon millions of feet abound. White, yellow and black pine is found here in uuhimted quantities. Fir, tama rack and cedar prevail in large quan tities. All tbia timber will be hauled over this new road, brought to the large B. R. Lewis mill, where thous ands of car loads of lumber will be manufactured, employing hundreds of meu and biluging an untold amount of revenue to our oity. This touches but one side of the proposition. All of the land when j cleared is excellent for agricultural ] purposes. Much of it can be put | inder cultivatiou as soon as the res ; ervation is thrown open for settle j meat next spring. This means tbe \ addition of a large farmiug district to tbe oity of Coeur d'Alene. This will i be effeoted through tbe construction I of this road, otherwise, naturally enough these lauohers will go to the nearest available point and do their trading. There is already a straggle to secure this large population as a resource to Tekoa and other places. Just where the new road will strike tbe corporate limits has not as yet been determined, but it ie certain the connections will be close and complete with tbe present electric line and with the Wallace road, which is no longer a doubt. Through tbe combination of all tbe roads, the vast timber resource and tbe added agrinltural interests, the future of Coenr d'Alene as a city of 25,000 is an assured fact. Every citizen in Coeur d'Alene will be greatly benefited by tbe con struction of these roads and the quicker we realize the strategic point our city occpuies, tbe better will it be for her citizens. LAKE CITY HARDWARE CO. Big: Business, Enlarged Stock and fine Quarters. The Lake City Hardware store has almost finished moving into its new quarters at tbe oorner of Third and berman streets. The floor space i greatly enlarged, now being iO by 100 feet, fronting on Sherman street. The shelving is more than three times as extensive as In the old location. Tbe shelves are twice as deep, much larger and consider ably higher. Beneath the entire building is one of the finest base ments in tbe city, all of which will be utilized by this progressive firm as a storage room. Tbe fixtures are modern and thoroughly convenient in every re spect The geneial color prevailing is slate green. A lager tool and im plement rack Is plaoed at the rear of the room, on the front of which' will be plaoed saws and kindred things and on tbe rear will be stored boee and rakes. Tbe otfioe room is folly three times aa large as formerly and there ia no comparison to beauty NEW ELECTRIC SCHEDULE Fall Changes Go Into EfTeot October 7. The new fall achedule oj the elec tric line becomes effective October 7th. The new card calls for nine traina each way daily, west bound trains leaving Ooeur d'Alene at 6:35, 8:05, 10:10 and U :30 a. m., and at 1:15, 3:30, 4:10, 5:20 and 7:05 p. m. On tha Hayden lake division there will be four trains run each way, traina north bound leaving Ooeur d' Aleqe at 9 :30 a. m., and 2:40 and 5:00 p. w., and dattf, except Sun day, at 7:20 a. m. Trains will leave Hayden lake for Ooeur d'Alene at 10:30 a. m. and 8:02 and 0:00 p. m., and dally, ex oept Suuday, at 7:40 a. m. There will be no change made in the boat train in either direction. The frienda of A. O. Alger are glad to hear that he is recovering from an attack of malaria fever. S end convenience. It is in a rear corner. On either side of the front el the store loom are neat columns baok of whioh are gun and tool racks and nickel and silver ware- Nail bins are of the most modern improved natnra and extremely handy. Four sliding ladders, are placed, two on a aide, making the goods as accessible at the top as on the floor. An eleva ter runs to the basemeut. A large number of ranges aie dis played through the center of the store building and a specialty will be made of the South Bend malleable steel range. On Oct. 7, a demonstration will be made of these ranges when hot ooffee and warm biscuits will be served free to all. This will be the grand opening of the store. A large number of circular show cases ere enroute* aggregating 80 feet. An 18 fqpt,round cornered show cate will be placed in the front of the store, facing the street. The store will be lighted with arc lamps. A new lot of goods are enroute whioh will greatly en large hte present stock. The meu iu this Arm have been in business iu Coear d'Alene but a few months but in that time they have built up a large and lucrative trade. The en tire business is conducted on a suv mg basis for the customer and at the same time to give him the best goods for the money. People are learning this fact and therefore their trade is constantly on the increase. Once iu their new quarters with increased space and an eularged stock, we bespeak for this firm a growing bus! ness. They occupy tbe ent ire grouud floor and basement of tbe new Gra hum block. The Cow-Puncher. One of the pleasantest tokens of coming days lies in tbe appearatioe of tbe new drama by Hal Reid called "The Cow Puncher," which plays st tbe Audiitorium this evening. It has already established itself into high favor in the east, after the dreary monotonous string of lurid plays the indulgent pubiio has been subjected to in tbe i>ast seasons this simple but Interesting play of life on tbe plains of Arizona comes to use like a cooling draught of watei freah from the well of nature. It's chief charm ia its plain and wholesome sentiment. Not that It is an ordiu ary drama, it Is-too honest and grave for that there are no affections or appeals for maudlin aeutimeut. It appeals to the heart, and at times flashes of bright comedy creep forth Diet seem to fit in, and lend color and atmosphere to the story. An excel lent cast baa been prorided, W. F. Mann the producer has spent e smell fortune far the two carloads of scen ery, eleortlosl effects and properties necessary for ita production, and we ere expecting tbe "Cow-Puncher" to prove one of tbe pleasantest dramatic event* of tbe Invitations were issued today for a dancing party Thursday evsniug at Blackwell Pavilion, given for the benefit of the Public Library. All who have attended these dancing par ties will be welcomed. The band will furnish tbe music, wbicb guaran tees a good time to one and ail. The Apostolic Ae«embly will bold i tomorrow morning at tbe oorner of Third and Sberman Strwels at 10:30 a. m. and in the evening at tbe Fort ground chips!. Tbs evening meetings will oontinue all weak. Judge McDonald will SWEET LETTERS IMPLICATE BORAH Government Weaving Claim Around the Senator Portland, Ore-, Rapt. 28.—Judge Wolverton In tbe United States dis trict court handed down an opinion which sweeps away the restrictions imposed upon tbe admission of Jap anese to this country by tha commis sioner general of immigration. The effect of the deelaion ia to remove the dej artmeutal bar against Japanese and to admit them equally with other aliens. The opinion wipes off the regula tions of the bureau of immigration which held that whenever a Japanese applied for admiaeiou to this oountry and carried no passport entitling him to laud in Canada, Mexico or Hawaii, the presumption should be raised that he liad such a passport. Tbe effect of this regulation was to abut out many Japanese from this count.)'. The immigration act gave tbe pres ident power to proolaim an order against admission of Japanese carry ing passpoita entitling them to euter Canada, Mexloo or tbe American iu suiar possessions. Tbe president is sued such uu order Maroh 14 lest, and it is sustained by Judge Wolver tou aa within tbe law. Tbe regulation ot tha commissioner general of immigration, however, had the effect of saying that if a Japanese landed here end hid no passport the presumption would rest that be had a passport to Canada, Mexico or Ha waii, and therefore he would be barr ed. The judge's opinion holds this to be an uuwarrautad assumption of authority by the commiaaionei of im migration and renders the regulation void. MAY COME DIRECT This means that the president's or der against Japanese landing on soil adjoining this country or iu its in sular possessions stands, but it re moves any restriction upon Japanese coming directly here from Japan, ao long ss they conform to the general reqiiremuula of tbe immigration law passed Ferbruary 20, 1907. Judge Wolvertou's decision was rendered iu deciding tlie case ot Maurice Alphonse Hemet, master of the French bark St. Louis, from which two Ja|>aueae escaped tha early part of the month. Captain Hemet, was arrested on information filed against him by Disrtlct Attorney; ilriston. chargiug him with landing j aliens coutrary to law. Judge Wol vertuii holds that the Jaiwneee are j rightly Iu the country and ordered j Capntin Hemet discharged. The Kreuch master was repres uted by C. Henri Labbe, French consul at Portland. LITERATURE DEPARTMENT Held Pleasant Social Session Yesterday. The Literature department of tbe Women's Club met yesterday after noon with Mrs- V. W. Hander. It was the first meet log of the year end a very Interesting session was held. Mrs. White was elected chairman and Mrs. Earl Regers secretary for tbe year. The following program was rendered with Mrs. Olmettad as leader: The subject, "tjueen Vic toria as a Woman. (Jueeo and Moth er;" Mrs. Keefe, reading on "Eng land at tbe Time of Victoria's Coro nation;" Mrs. John Kennedy, read ing, "(Jueeu Victoria's Coronation;" Mrs. Murray, poem and reading, "Victoria, the Woman and Mother;'' Mrs. Burgan. reading "Victoria as tjueen;" Song, National Hymn, sung by ail present A dainty lunoheoo was served by tbe huetese and a social session was enjoyed. Adjourned to meet with Mrs lari Rogers In two weeks. TRY PETTIB0NE OCT. 15 Both Prosecution and Defense Will be Ready. Boise,Idaho, Sept. 28.—George A. Petti bone one of tbe men charged with the murder of former Governor Steunenberg has so far recovered frooi nia reoent illness that be was able to appear In court today and lis ten to on order fixing his trial for October 15. Both prosecution and defense an nounced that they would be ready at that time. Petti bone plainly showed tbe emaci ating effect of bis recent Indisposi tion. Arguments on en injunction sent out by Boise residents to prevent tbe state paying tbe July bill of Uw Pinkerton National Detective agency for services rendered in tbe Haywood case were heard today by Judge Wood and decision reversed. DALTON GARDENS To be Devoted Largely to Fruit Raising. Malloy Brothers are planning to have extensive fruit farms at Dalton Gardens. They have agreed to supply tbe purchasers with trees, ^wbo buy a tract of laud before November 20. The buyer may select any variety bn chooses and they will foot tha bill. If he prefers small fruit they will al low him the same oppoitunity to iuveet and still meet the expense. They agree to buy 60 trees to the acre. If be Hilda he oanuot or does not went to care for them tbev will assume, ell responsibility and glvo the trees the proper care for $10 a year pci acre. This means Dalton gardens will become a great fruit supply oountry for markets are close and the advant age far above the average. Every purchase made at Dalton Gardens means additional support to Ooaor d'Alene, which affords no small amount of encouragement to our citizens. Michigan People to Spokane A large crowd of Michigan people left on the various trains tills Horn ing for the interstate fair alHpokaaa. The 10 o'clock train waa crowded with these people. They were a mer ry lot and were most delighted in tbe autioipatiou of meeting so many of their Michigan fricuds at tha bigtant on the Fair grounds. It ia expected hundreds of the Wolverines will be iu attendance ut the luteretate (air, all of whom are urged to meet today and become acquaiuted. If other towns send as many Michigan people to Spokane today as Coeur d'Aleue did, there will lie a large crowd in attendance and things will be doing at tlie big tent. Will Add to School House. The school board has decided to construct au additiou to tbe Huetter school bolding in order to relieve tbe congested conditions that prevail at that place. It will tie 28 by 26 feet. At present all grades are thrown to get her and taught by one teacher. The room is over crowded. A new teacher will he added to that school. William B., son of Robert B. Mc Farland, is s|lending tbe week at Cbatcoiet, fishing and hunting. Hia father was there a few days but waa called home on legal business. Wil liam Is expected borne today or to morrow. t MARK TWAIN. Dressed in cap and gown as poa isor of the degree of Lit. D. from Oxford.