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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 47 COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, TUESDAY EVENING, OOTOBER1, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS SHOW EVIDENCE SAYS THE JUDGE Wants Prosecution to Show Its Hand in Borah Case Boise, Idaho, Oot. 1.—Federal Judge Whitson, who is presiding at the trial of United State Senator W. K. Borah, notified the prosecution that the ease had reached the point where some testimony connecting the defendant on trial with the alleged Idaho land fraud conspiracy must be presented. "Great latitude lias been allowed yon," declared the court, "in the presentation of testimony here on the promise that the defendant would be connected with alleged conspiracy, but there is a time when the court has to control the order of proof. Beginning today you will confine your testimony to the defendant or. trial. " The attorneys for the government, acting on this suggestion, said they would offer in evidence the records of the county clerk's office showing that scores of timber deeds bad been admitted to record at the request of Senator Borah. "We thought, that matter was con ceded when we allowed the deeds themselves to go into evidence with out protest," put in Mr. Hawley, chief couusel for the defense. "We are also willing to admit that Senator Borah was general counsel for the Barber Lumber company during the years covered by the indictment." Mr. Kush of the prosecution said he desiied the county records in evi dence, regardless of the admission of the defense. Judge Whitson's notification to the prosecution came at the conclusion of of the testimony of the government's two most important witnesses. It gave au official intima'iou of the status of the case against Senator Borah, which became more signifi cant when Prosecutor Kush stated last night that the government's case undoubtedly would be conclud ed today. WITHHOLDS BOOKS. The trial went on yesterday after an abandonment of the morning session, because of the illness of one of the jurors, which was thought for a time to be of such a nature as to cause a serious delay in the conclus ion of the case. The testimony again had to do largely with the ac BOMB FOR THE SHERIFF Baker City, Ore., Oot. 1.—At 10:4 5 last night, ex-Sheriff Harvey K. Brown was blown almost to pieces by a heavy charge of dynamite as he entered the gate at. his home in this city. His le't limb was blown off close to his body, and at the time it is impossible to tell the extent of bis injuries. He was taken to St. Eliza beth's hospital, wiiere his wounds were dressed aui everything done to relieve his suffering. Mr. Browu had just returned from Stiles gulch, where be has miuing property, and was returning home from down town when the explosion occurred. As he entered the gate there was a loud report, and when help arrived he was found lying on the sidewalk iu a mangled condition. The gate, the large gate post and part of tlie fence were blown Into splinters by the heavy discharge of dyuamite. Every window in his home was broken arid some windows across the street. The report could he heard all over town, and attracted a large crowd to the scene of the tragedy. The jierpe trators of the dastardly deed are not known, and have left no trace except a wire which extended from the gate abont 25 feet north along the fence and then west about 30 feet in the middle of the road. It is suppq^d that the men at the end of the wire watched for him. and as he entered the gate set off the dynamite. Immediately after the explosion a neighbor heard some men running north from Brown's place. A porch light was burning at his home, but the street to the north waa pitch dark. It ia thought that Brown has some idea of the identity of the men who exploded the bomb, for be waa tions of former Governor Steuuen berg in land dealings. Attorney Hawley protested agaiust witnesses being allowed to give conversations with Steunenberg, saying they had no bearing on Senator Borah's case, and teuded only "to blacken the memory of a man who can not an swer." The liveliest incident of the day was when L. G. Chapman, general manager of the Barber Lumber com pany, was oalled to the stand as a government witness. Mr. Chapmau brought many books and muoh cor respondence which the government desired, but refused point blank to produce the company's aocount books showing the amounts paid for timber lands, and to whom. He declared the fnformatlon contained in the books could not assist the jury in the matter on trial, but might tend to in criminate Chapman as an oifioer and stockholder in the company. The matter of requiring Chapman to pro duce the books went over for argu ment today. Chapmau has bis own counsel, and Senator Borah's lawyers took no part in the controversy. The two important witnesses of the day were E. E. Garrett, receiver at the Boise laud office, and L. L. Sharp, the special agent of the gener al land office, who was sent to Idaho by former Land Commissioner Biug er Hermann. Garrett said that Bor ah came to his bouse one evening and asked regarding some contested land olaims, as tc whether hearings were to be had on them. "I indicated to him that the claims were bad and told him be had better keep his hands out of them," said Garrett. At this time the Bnrber Lumber company was not a party of record in the case. Sharp, special agent, said he was introduced to Bor ah in the latter's office by Keceiver Garrett; he talked to the senator in a general way about allegations of persons living near the timber lands, that the lands contained valuable mineral deposits and should not be given for the lumber that was on it. There was also a charge that the tim ber claims weie not in good faith. (Continued on Page 4) heard to say before he lapsed into un consciousness: "They have laid for me and they got me." , He became unconscious a few min utes after the explosion and did not say auythlng that would give a clue to tlie identity of the assassins. Mrs. Brown is prostrated and the doctor fears that she will not recover from the awful shook. While sheriff of Baker county Harvey Brown was dili gent iu enforcing the law against the saloon men and gamblers, and was also a detective of no mean ability. He had been employed on several im - portant cases, and it is thought that he kuew too much to make tt safe for some men iu this part of the country, and they took this method of trying to have him put out of the way. The outrage was similar in maunei of executiou to that which resulted iu the death of formei Governor Frank Steunenberg at Caldwell, Ida ho. German Rifle Club. The German Rifle club held a pleasant ahoot Sunday at its ground near Feruan lake. A laige number were present. Several prizes were given. Ole Hedal won the first, a $5 album. L. D. Tracy secured the second prize, a $3 Rochester lamp and Theo Link, the third a #2 um brella. A good time waa eujoyed by one and all. A meeting will be held Wednesday evening to ar range another shoot. The case of Treff versus the citv of Cocar d'Alene, which was set to be heard before Judge Biixt yesterday, was postponed until Friday at 10 a m. The suit involves the price of 20 election booths. A VARIED CAREER From Pony Express Rider to Preacher. Spokane, Wasn., Sept. 30.—Rev. Everett Merrill Hill of Portland, Ore., who has just been transferred to Jefferson street M. E. ehuroh in this city, had a varied oareer before going into the ministry, having been a storekeeper, pony express rider, mail oarrier and prospector In var ious parts of the northwest. He waa born at Thorndyke, Me.,' and while oarrying the mails across the moun tains of Colorado he and four others took out $10,000 worth of gold nug gets. He was stricken with fever soon afterward, and while he hovered between life and death his mother prayed for his recovery, promising to dedicate him to God. Taking part of his treasurer he oalled ou Dr. Dav id H. Moore, now a bishop of the Col umbia river coufereuoe, who planned a oollege oouise in Denver Universi ty, Napa oollege aud Boston Univer sity of Teohuology, from which be graduated in 1895 to take up work iu the California oonfereuce, being afterward transferred to Baker City, Oregon, thence to Mexico City and later to Portland, Oregon, and Spok ane. BREWERY TO BE PUSHED Mr. Bernhard, when Interviewed today, said "The laud purchased for the brewery belonged to Mr. T. G. Kaesemeyer aud considering the location, was much cheaper than any laud we have had offered to us. Mr. Sanders concluded the purchase of the land last Saturday when he went to see Mr. Kaesemeyer ou his rauch iu Washington. The canteeu will either be torn down or moved on a couple of cheap lots if they can be found. We will begin to lay the foundation just as soon as we get the men and material. We hope to be putting brick on the ground by Wed nesday or Thursday. Our architect is now on the way from the east with the amended plans. The brewery as showu in the out you published yes terday speaks for itself. The main building is 75 by 150 feet, six stories high. J. H. Lothrop, the general freight agent of the electric line, met us yesterday afternoon iu an endeavor to make arrangements to continue the electric liue spur on to our ground. We chose this location be cuase of its acoessability to the rail road spur and its proximity to the river. Water for making the beer will be obtained from wells uud we will use the rivet as an outlet for our waste products. "Begiuuiug today the Coeur d' Aleue people will be given an op portunity, uutil the 12th of October, to purchase stock. At the end of that time the books will be closed. It is not absolutely necessary for us to sell one share more iu order to build the plant as we could easily bond the plant for enough to complete it. We desire, however, to start it without any indebtedness and for that reason a limited amount of stock will be placed ou the market." Mr . A. W. Branson, of the firm of Branson <1- Max, was seen today by reporter. Mr. Braneon said: "I have never met Mr. Bernhard until today. 1 have, however, known tlie family for a great many years, hav ing lived in the state of Ohio not far troiu their home. I k''o w that all FERDINAND P. EARLE. Monroe (N. Y.) artist and So cialist who sent his wife to her home in France that he might wed Julia Kuttner, his "soul affinity." RECEPTION GIVEN REV. FRYE Large Number Welcome New Methodist Minister. In aooordanoe to with the arrange ments, a hearty reception was extend ed the new minister, Rev. W. H. Frye, last evening at Sander's ball, who has recently taken charge of the local Methodist church. The Ladies' Aid of the church had prepar ed the building, the program and the refreshments for the occasion. C. E. Max, a prominent worker in the organization, presided at the meeting. The program consisted of the following numbers: Instrumental solo, Mrs. K. E. Church; vocal solo, 8. G. Sargent; address of welcome, C. E. Max ; vo cal solo, Mrs. O. W. Norqujst; wel come, Mayor H. V. Scallon; vocal solo, Mrs. C. W. Norquist; welcome, Rev. Rosre, of the Baptist church, and repouse by Rev. W. H. Frye. After the conclusion of the program, refreshments were served aud a general good time was enjoyed by all those present. M. M. Taylor will move into his new home within the next ten days. It is a model residence on the lake shore. over the state of Ohio, Indiana and southern Michigan, beer made by the Bernhards bad a great reputa tion and iu that territory Bernhard beer is in great demand. If Coeur d' Aleue must have a brewery, 1 am pleased to see Mr. Bernhard come here because 1 know be will run it upon clean business principles." FOREIGNERS FURNISH COAL American Bids for Only One Fourth of Amount Needed. Washington, Oct. 1.—Before leav ing Washington the president in structed Admiral Cowles, chief of the bureau of equipment, who fans been, charged with the securing of the coal needed for Admiral Evans' Pacific fleet, to inform the Americun Didders for supplying that coal that the pres ident. would be willing to award the contract provided that bids were uot more than 50 per cent iu excess of the foreign bids. They have been given until Wednesday to reply, for at that date awards will be made. Owing to the fact that the American bids cover only about 25 per oout of the coal needed for the cruise, it will be necessary to award contracts lor the 75 per cent remaining to the own era of foreign bottoms. REWARDS OPERATORS. Bell Telephone Advances Sal ary of Operators. The Rocky Mountain Beil Tele phone company is advanoiug the wages of its employes st regular In tervals, the last one going into effect today, making the third within the past fonr months. Misses Grace and Mamie Riley, two of the local operat ors, will be sent to Wallace today where they will receive an increaed salary. Their promotinu is due to the recognition of good work reudei ed by the girls, rewarding them for their ability. The wages are tin a sliding scale, permitting the girls who have been with the compauy a reasonable length of time to receive an increase every two month*. New girls do not receive these advances. School Population Grows. At the close of school Friday even ing there were enrolled 1125 pu pils, this being a gain of 78 during the past three weeks. They were located in the following buildings: Lakeview, boys 45, girls 49; Heutter, boys 21, girls 25; Roosevelt, boy* 107, girls 83; Park boys 47, girls 45; Bryan, boys 73, girls 88; high school, boys 203, girls 220 and Sherman. boys 52 and girls G3, making a grand total of 552 boys and 573girlsor 1125 pupils enrolled, which is alm< st as many as were <n rolled during the entire school of last year. This certainly indicates a healthy growth in our public achool, which shows that they are keeping pace with the progress of the city in other re spects. One of the novel features of Nur qoiat'a children's week sale is a win dow full of rubber balloous which are kept In motion by a current of air. The window is attracting much at tention. INGRAM SENTENCE IS SUSPENDED Court Is Lenient to Man Who As saulted Lewis Charles Ingram, who resides at 911 north Fifth street, was sentenced by Judge filixt to 30 days iu the county jail for striking L. B. Lewis, an employee of the Rooky Mountain Bell Telephone company, the com plaint alleging the offeuse to be hat tery. Ingram admitted the striking of Lewis in Judge Blixt's court; said he did it without prov toatloA other than that Lewis was a scab and bad taken a brotherhood man's job and that the brothel hood's fight was his fight. The attack was made at Fifth aud Garden. Ingram said he was aware that there was au injunction grauted the Rooky Mountalu Bell Telephone company by Judge Wood, to restrain asy person and particular ly certain specified individuals from luterferiug iu any way with the men In Its employ. He olalmed he bad resided four yeara in tlie oity aud stated lie felt sore because anothei had takeu Ins job. He said he had never been arrested before for any cause. He was given the alternative either to go to jaii for 30 days orj puy a flue of 120 aud go to jail for 20 days. He oh nan the former. The penalty waa suspended so fai as the imprisonment was oonoerued depending on good behavior during tlie preseut strike. The defendant paid a fine of $50 and tlie costs ag gregating 957 In all. Ingram bears a good reputation and is highly respected by his fellow workmeu. STEAMER TELEPHONE SINKS Entire Crew Reaches Shore m Safety. The steamer Telephone, which belongs to the People's Transportation company, was sunk Sunday evening the Whistling liend of the St. Joe river. While the tug sunk, the crew escaped. What caused the siukiug is uukuown but it ia re ported the tug was Injured while be ing loaded with railroad irous, which caused it to spring a leak. She Is in a good depth of water and the dam age at this time cannot he ^stated; however, it is claimed it will be small and the boat will he raised as soon a* possible, luasmuoh as it was a tug, no lives other than the crew were endangered. day at McKinley tomb Canton, Ohio, Sept. 80.—The Mc Kinley mausoleum, tribute aud gift of a nation to the memory of the mar tyred president, waa dedicated this afternoon iu the presence of hundreds of officials from different parts of the country, representatives of foreign countries and a orowd of approxi mately 50,000 |ieople. A feature of the dedication was the presence of President Roosevelt, Vice President Fairbanks, members of the president's cabinet, United States senators and governors of several states- Addres ses were deliverer] by President Roosevelt, Justice William R. Day, McKinley's secretary of slate, aud Governor Harris of Ohio, who acted as president of the day. The program ended with the sing ing of "America" and benediction by Bishop Hortsmann of Cleveland. President Roosevelt and party then visited the interior of the tomb. The invited guests and the general public did likewise. Thousands passed through the tomb. The tomb, built at a cost of over $<300,000, is the douatiou of over a million Amir, leans to the memory of William Mc Kinley. In the presence of an immense throng of people at the Pennsylvania station the train bearing President Roosevelt aud bis party reached the oity at 10:15 o'clock in the morning. The reception committee accompan ied the President to the Central high school. The streets leading from the Penn sylvania station were lined by thousands of spectators. At the rail way station the crowd waa so danaa bat the president bad aonie trouble ESCAPES WITH BOY Dr. J. H. Jackson Kidnaps His Son. Spokane, Wash., Sept. 30.— Hurry ing aoross the continent as fast as steam can carry him is Dr. J, H. Jackson, a dentist of Boso n, Mass., with his young sou, abducted from the home of his grand parents, Mr. aud Mrs. J. F, Sexton of Spokane, where Mrs. Jacksou, who reoeutly obtained a divorce, is making her home. Couusel for the mother of the child say Lheie is no legal way just now by with the boy oau be re covered from his father. The presence of Dr. Jackson lu Spokane was not known by his former wlfa or her parent, so when the ohild dia appered a few days ago the police throughout the Spokane country were advised, hut it was not until Chief Rice received a telegram lroin Chief Peunyuiok at Ferule, B. C., that hla whereabcuts was known. It has since developed that Dr. Jackaou osu.e from New England to Spokane timing himself ao as to urrtve early in the morning. He intercepted the boy while ou his way to aobool and hurried him across the Canadian bouudury, uni king the trip of 110 miles in au automobile. They traveled eastward on Canadian lines. Spectacular Carnival. The HpeoUcular carnival to be giv en at the Auditorium next Monday aud Tuesday eveuiuga, promises to eclipse anything ever attempted by local talent in this oity, all tbn mer chants and business interests are to be represented by youug ladies In beau tiful and unique costumes aud the many specialties will be absolutely new and original. There will be ex cellent electrical displays, funny farues, humorous pantomimes and many other features equally Interest ing. TliIs ever popular entertainment is given under the uupsloes of the lad ies of tlie Eplsoo|iai church aud It must be Hnitertug for the ladles to uute that they have received the hear ty congratulations of all leadiug business firms of the city. John Howard was a business visi tor yesterday at Spokane. in entering the carriage, but there was no material delay, owing to the strict guard maintained by tlie mil itiamen. The Greet* were roped off and tlie crowd was forced to remaiu on the sidewalk. Soldiers, one sta tioned every five feet, stood at at tention outside tbe ropes. The pavement wa* kept absolutely clear for tbe carriage aud escorts. JITLIA KUTTNER. The young woman chosen by the artist Ferdinand l'inney Earle as hia "affinity."