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The Cceur d'Alene
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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."
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
—— "
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*.
Will' Seek Another Term In
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
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
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
addresses at Vicksburg and Nashville.
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
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.
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
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.
Who is Engaged in the Book
"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

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
wInter tinder
Took Gold,
But Overlooked the
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.
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.
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-|
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
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
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
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

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