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The Cceur d'Alene
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 46 COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS GRAND JURY TO INVESTIGATE Report that Western Federation of Miners Mixed in Borah Case Boise, Idaho, Sept. 30.—The se r0 nd week of the trial of United States Senator Borah, chanted with conspiracy in the Idaho land fraud began this morning before Federal Judge Whitson. Daring the first six days of the trial the evidenoe adduced in behalf of the United States dealt witn the acts of formei Gover nor Flunk Stoanenberg. Witnesses testified that a partnership existed between Steunenberg and a capitalist named William Sweet to acquire, hold and generally deal in timber land. According to tho statements uf certain entrymen. John 1. Wells and John Kiukaid furnished persons with money to prove up their timber claims. It has also been developed that Governor Stenenberg was intro duced to Albert E. Palmer, and Pal mer introduced the former chief ex ecutive of Idaho to James I. Barber and Summer F. Moon of the present Barber Lumber company. One group of entrymen testified that they deed ed their property over to Palmer. The purpose of the prosecution is to show that Palmer drew the money, some $80,000 in all, from Barber and Moon, and turned it over to Frank Steuenberg, agent, who in turn gave it to Wells and Kinkaid Bor ah as attorney for the Barber interests, attended to details concerning the land. Attorneys for Borah will contend that if a conspiracy did exist Senat or Borah did not know anything of its formation or existence, and that he acted in good faith as attorney in handling some of the land matters, upon the assurance of bis clients that the purchasers were the result of buna fide bargains and Bales. Great interest is displayed by prominent members of the Western Federation of Miners, Senator Borah having been one of the'principal prosecutors in the Haywood trial, and still being retained as a state at torney in the Petti bone and Moyer cases, the first of which is set for trial on October 15. Moyer, the president of the Western Federation, has been a frequent visitor to the courtroom, as have two of the local attorneys for the miners' organiza tion. An interested spectator of the last few days has been "Bill" Easter ly, one of the men who Harry Or chard declared assisted him in some of his misdeeds in Colorado. East erly was a witness at the Haywood trial. The special grand jury, which is investigating charges of misconduct against United States District Attor ney Ruick, has decided to take up and make an inquiry into the rumors which have been current here for some time in the effect that the West ern Federation of Miners had some thing to do with the iudictment of Senator Borah. Fred Miller of Spok nne, Washington, one of the Haywood attorneys, arrived here yesterday in repsonse to a grand jury subpoena. One witness before the grand jury, as Borah's friends tell it, is said to have stated that he heard Miller say the federation had spent $15,000 iu securing Borah's indictment. Plans for Big Exhibit at Seattle Exposition. r Spokane, Wash., Sept. 30.— "Pre liminary plans are being discussed to show the resources of the Inland Empire in a special building during the Alaska .Yukon-Pacific exposition at Seattle in 1909 and a oanvas of the varions cities, towns and settle mnets will be made in a short time, if this project is favored a meeting will be called to decide upon exhib its. If not then Spokane and SHOW OUR RESOURCES county will have tbeir own building. in which will be shown the progress made in this district in the agricul tural, lumbering, mining and com mercial industries. We will do everything in onr power to assist the people of Seattle to make the exposi tion a success. " L. G. Monroe, sec retar y of the the Spokane obamber of commerce, gave oat this statement today at the close of a conference with members of the state commission for the A-Y-P expo sition. The party is composed of Heury L. McLean of Mt, Vernon, George E. Dickson of Ellensbnrg, Judge Goodman of Seattle, Executive Commissioner Strobridge of Everett, W. L. Slayton of Tacoma and L. H. Burnett of Aberdeen. Its members have come to Spokane to look over the exhibits at the Spokane Interstate fair and invite the county to partici pate at the big exposition, two years hence. L. H. Burnett of Aberdeen, who was spokesman for the party said before leaving for the west: "The last legislature autberized county officials to levy a tax not ex ceeding half a mill for the purpose of raising funds to pay the expenses •f providing an exhibit at the fair. With the wealth that has grown np in Spokane it would require only a small [levy ' indeed to laise enough to erect a building that would not only be a credit to the city but to the state and the fair itself. "I want to say for myself that 1 am amazed at the development iu all directions in Spokane in the five years sinoe I have been in this city. I am especially glad when 1 realized the amicable relations existing be tween the business of Aberdeen and Spokane. It is only a question of time and of railroad building until Aberdeen will draw its supplies from Spokane "We claim to have the largest ex port of lumber of any city in the United States, or in the world even Congress ha» appropriated nearly $1,000,000 for dredging the harbor and constructing a jetty, and with good railroad connection with Spok ane we would not only look to Spok ane for wholesale goods, but would furnish this city with an outlet for its lumber and other industries." COUNTY SEAT FIGHT TO OPEN Prominent Men Will Hold a Public Meeting. It is determined to take steps the near future to open up the county seat tight. Several prominent oiti zens, especially business men have determined to have a mass meetlug called at once They maintain the work must take definite shape and be pushed with vigor from the start They contend this is not a factional or individual struggle but one that interests every good Coeur d'Alene citizen—that as a matter of justice the county seat should be in a cen tral point of the county and one easily accesible from every portion Nataraily enough Coeur d'Alene oc copies this unique and commanding position aud besides deserves it rather than a little town placed sloDg the north boundary- It probable that the meeting will be called by the mayor to make it de void of auy partisan professional other flavor. The business men are particularly interested in this effort because it will bring increased tiade to them and make it very much mote conven ient for every business transaction which they must place on record. The real estate meu present a solid phalanx on the matter. This is also true of the little real estate holders wto now must go or be sent to Hath drum to pay even their taxee. it (is olaimed the meeting will be a large one. —— " - , The 8auve coil is being thorouhly inspected by the American Bell A Stiomberg Carlson telephone com panics with a view as to pun has ing if it proves satisfactory, or mak lug arrangements for its use. The library dance will be given Tuesday instead of Thursday evening as previously announced. It prom ises to be quite au elaborate aud pleasant aftair. AH those attending heretofore will doubtless avail them selves of tills opportunity to enjoy a good tin*. FRENCH IS IN THE RACE Will' Seek Another Term In Congress. The Capital News says that Con gressman Burton L. French arrived in Boise from Moscow to attend a meeting of the Shoup staute oom misson. When asked by a represen tative of the Capital Newe in regard to being a candidate for re-election, be said: "1 expect to be a candi date for re-election in 1908." When reference was made to other■ announcing themselves as candidates for the same office, he said: "Yes. notice that a number are after the office and they are all good fellows." The immediate object of Congress man French's visit to the city is to meet with the members of the com mission appointed to erect a statute n honor of the late Senator George L. Hhoap, close up the contract with the scnlptor, and decide what mater ial shall be used iu constructing the statute. The members of the commission are Governor Gooding, president; Ad dison T- Smith, secretary; Senator Borah and Hey turn, Congressman French Biid Joseph Perrauit. All members except Senator Hey burn will be present at the meeting which will be held in the governor's office to morrow evening at 8 o'clock Professor F. E. Triebel of New York City, a sculptor of much re nown is expected to arrive in the city and will be present at the meeting to go over the plans with the commission. It is expected that ROOSEVELT STARTSTRIP Washington, Sept. 30.—With a hearty "goodby and good look," President Roosevelt left here last night at 7:41 in a special train over j the Pennsylvania railway on his west- j ern aud southern trip. Accompany- j ing him was Secretary Loeb, Ass is tant Secretary Latta, T. H. Nether- j land, Surgeon General Rixey, U- 8. N., representatives of three press asso eiatlons and a photographer. The first stop was at Canton, Ohio, this morning, where the president delivered au address at the dedica tion of the McKinley memorial. From Canton, the party left for Keo kuk, Iowa, which will bo the startiug point of the president's tiip down the Mississippi, as the guest of the iuland waterways commission. After leaving Canton, the presi dent will deliver several speeches, the first of these being at Keokuk on Tuesday. Wednesday he will speak at St. Louis, Thursday at Cairo and 1 Friday at Memphis, from which point the start for the canebrakes of j Louisiana will be made. On the re | turn trip to Washington, where heI is due Oatober 23, he wil deliver PRESI DENT ROUSE V ELT'S LATEST PICTURE. a addresses at Vicksburg and Nashville. ST. LOUIS TO CELEBRATE. St. Louis, Sept 30.—St. Louis is festooned and decorated and all is in readiness for the beginning of the piogram for carnival week, the prin cipal event of which will he a short visit on Wednesday of the preaidsut of the United States, who will stop here for flTe hours ou bis ride down the Mississippi river from Keokuk, lows, to Memphis, Tenn. The city will also have as honored guests the governors of 23 states, the members of the Inland waterways commission and congressmen from almost every state in the Louisiana purchase, and other dignitaries. The president is due to reach the main harbor at the Eada bridge at 10 I I | j ! ; , | ! ! [ | | | ; the material to be used in construct ing the statjte will be decided upon at the meeting and the coutract awarded for erecting the same in Hta tuary hall at Washington. ATHLETIC CLUB Train Members in Boxing Matches and Basket Ball George Douglaas will be in the eity tonight to give instruction in boxing matebee. He formerly oame on Saturday evening but thia baa been changed to Monday, the former night being considered au unpopular night for such things. Some of the boys are iu training for tho content with Co. H, which will be held In Spokane the latter part of October. Some swift work la being done every night at the olub rooms. Coeur d'Alene aspires to win the Iiilaud Empire bakset ball championship this winter. A number of good players have joined the olub aud much good material which can be developed. To wiu the houors this winter, a basket ball practice wilt be inaugurated twioe a week to give the new material a chance to work up and tho other boys au opportunity to keep in good shape. George Nevers and Will Sander have charge of the basket ball, wbiob means it will be pushed with energy and there will be something doing when they meet the Palouseis. The last practice occur red Tuesday. John Howard, of the Singer Sewing Machine company, was a Spokane visitor yesterday. o'clock Wednesday morning. The entire decorated fleet of 35 steam boats and 100 more power boats will esoort him down the river to the landing, and afterward engage In parade aioug the water front for hour. Immediately after the landing of the Mississippi a long Hue of car riages will oonvey the president, mefhbers of the commission and visit-' ing governors to the Jai Alai build ing, where the president is scheduled to deliver an address, at 11 a. in. From there the jwrty will be taken to the Jefferson hotel, where a luncheon will be served to 400. At 3 o'clock the president will review the Mis souri naval reserves. The tributary fleet will escort the president's licet as far as Jefferson barracks, where a parting salute will be fired. ITS THE OTHER BARTON Who is Engaged in the Book Business. "Prof. Barton, the Press has had complaints that you are interested iu the Barton book store and use uu I due influence to induce teachers aud | pupils to make their purchases there, j What have you to say regarding this ! matterY" "Well, that is interesting: I have ; been oonsidreably annoyed by that , impression. Nearly every day some parent or child has approached me | for credit at my store and expressed ! surprise, and even doubt, when in ! formed not only that 1 have nothing [ to do with any books Htore, hut that | Mr. H. A. Barton, the book store | proprietor and 1 are not in any way | related, being in fact st<angers. 'The teachers without suggestion ; from me to facilitate the purchase of supplies, have given pupils their j lists of books and to strangers baTe directed pupils to the various book ! dealers in the city, naming in some oases the dealers place of business, no one dealer to my knowledge more than others. I have heard uo com plaint because these notes were li reeled to Whites, the Lakeside Pliat many or the Fourth Street Fair, though scores have been directed to them, but those directed to "Bar ton's Store" have been eyed with suspicion end made the basis of crit ieistu of this office. AH book deal ers in Coeur d'Alene look alike to me from a business point of visw. Whan Information concerning sup plies needed is sent out from the office it is in tbs form of a circular and is mailed to ail dealers at the same hour and in the same closed en velope. • is When you buy your wear If you want to buy it right, go to C. M Robertson Best values in the eity. The Royal Arab Masons are bold ing special chapter session this after noon and evening for the purpose of work. wInter tinder BURGLARIZED DENTAL PARLORS Took Gold, But Overlooked the Cash Home individual wearing a long slender shoe, triad his hand at burg larizing the various local dental par lor last night. At least two were broken into and quite thoroughly rauseked. Dr. Burnett's rooms were unlocked and much gold was ex tracted from the drawers of the lab ratory room. He bad Ukeu a skele ton key and unlocked the door, which be did uot consider worth his time to look again. He had to unlock two doors before be coaid gain admit tance Into tbs labratory room. Be fore unlocking the last door, he evi dently climbed npou the sofa ill the waiting room, which was more or less filled with dust, in order to look through the window into the labra tory and while there left a very plain mark of the size of his shoe on that piece of fuiintuie. His shoe meas ured 12 b, three and thiee-fourths inches- The shape of the shoe would Indicate be was a well dressed man. About 116 wortli of gold was tak en. Had he been more careful be might have secured $70 iu cash be longing to the Methodist church, be sides $25 more in other gold, the properly of Dr. Burnett. The same man evidently visited Dr. McEuen's parlors in the Flist Na tional bank building where be la sup posed to have opened the rear door msklug his entrance. The front door was also unlocked, lie placed his loss at s little over $5 in gold. No other property was taken • o far as the proprietor can deter mtnv at- this time. It is said this is the first lustsuoe in Uosur d'Alene where a deulal parlor has been enter ed and hurgallzed. BANZAIS FOR Wl. TAFT Japanese in Streets of Tokio Cheer American. Tokio, Sept, 30.—Preliminary to three days of social and diplomatic activities. Secretary Taft and his party spent a quiet day In resting In the palace of Hiba, au undent and picturesque residence itelonglug to tlie imperial family. During the day uiimerous Japanese dignitaries and officials called upon the secretary. Among the more important of the cal lers was Lieutenant General Ter auchi, the imperial minister of war, who iiad a lengthy conference with Mr. Taft. Hume importance is be ing attached to the fact that there have been two conferences between the two war ministers and it is believed iu certain quarters that the ground work is being laid for an eulenle concerning immigration. BREWERY SITE BOUGHT The ground for the brewery was par chased Saturday. It will be located on the site of the old canteen ou the Fort grounds, where two acres have been secured. Active building o(ieratlona will begin at onoe under the direct supervision of C. Bernhard wbo lias a large interest in the con-| PICTURE OF NEW BREWERY oern aud is thoroughly qualified to j take charge of sueh work. The build ing will oost about $175,000, being six stories high and constructed of brick, iron and cement. Contracts tor the material are being let today and tomorrow. The main building will be 100 by 165 feet, altboogb the entire two acres will be occupied by smaller atotciares, which will be Another of Mr. Taft's oallara yes terday was L. Wilfley, representing American commercial interests In Shanghai, who is anxious concerning the attitude of the United Slates in view of the task of the dismember ment of China, and who came here to request that Mr. Taft make a positive statement coucerul ng thia on the WILLIAM II. TAFT. Who i« to make a tour of the world and jmy <-|K*cial attention to affair" in the Philippines. oucasion of the dinner to be given in bis honor by the American association of Hhaughai it is understood that Mr. Wilfley was informed that 8ecre tary Tuft would make no statement ou the question. Secretary Tuft aud his family took a long drive in the imperial carriage yesterday afternoon. The route which the carriage would take hurl not tieeu announced, but the crowds iu the street recognized the Amer ican secretary of war and greeted him with cries of "Banzai" and bows and smiles. It was quite evident that tbs enthusiasm was spontaneous. The Ju|muese believe Mr. Taft is a euvoy. used in connection with the plant. It is expected that a abort time after being in operation, It will employ from 25 to 30 men. Its dally barrels output will exceed 175 of first class beer, Considerable of the capital aub scribed was raised iu the Coeur d'Alenee, although a large sum be |ougn to local citizens. The plant HI be in full operation by next June. As time goes on it Is expect ed the plant will tie added to and from the first It is olaimed the most modern aud up to date brewery ma chinery and processes will he intro duced.