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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 48 COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 2, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS BROWN DIED BY BOMB EXPLOSION Outrage Like that of Steunen berg Case Baker City. Ore., Oct. 2.—Harvey K. Brown, ex-Bberiff of Baker! county, died yesterday afternoon at ' the hospital at 3:10, as tbe result of the horrible wounds he received from 1 the explosion of a bomb at his front gate as be entered his home at 10:45 o'clock Monday night. Mr. Brown ;emained in full possession of all bis faculties until a few minutes before death came. The left leg was blown almost completely away, the right one badly shattered and the hips badly lacerated. He suSered intensely while be was conscious. Shortly before noon he rallied and was able to talk to his friends and tbe members of his family. He ex pressed a wish to make a statement and District Attorney Leroy Lomax and a stenographer were summoned aDd took tbe statement in which be told why he thought he met bis death. Mi. Brown said that he was the man who arrested Steve Adams and bad been employed for some time by tbe state of Idaho in ferreting out the fact of the case against the alleged murderer. He was also In Idaho at the time Harry Orchard was arrested and was instrumental in identifying the slayer. It is his opinion that he knew too much about tbe connections of Steve Adams and the inner circle of the Western Feder ation of Mineis and it was to their interest to ba.e him out of tbe way. At every turn one is confronted by the startling similarity to the Steun enberg outrage. Even the counter parts to the two red chalk cross marks which appeared on the Steun enberg gate posts are found on the gate posts of the Brewn fence. Mr. Brown's official ante-mortem statement as taken by the district attorney follows: ANTE MORTEM STATEMENT. "I was on my way home from up town last uigbt, when I met a man in front of a residence which is a block from my house, and spoke. The man made no response. This man was about live feet 3 0 inches tall; his weight was about 165 pouuds. He wore a brown s jit and a celluloid col lar and was smoothly shaven. I have been conscious of having been fol lowed for tbe past three weeks, and I have no doubt that those who at tempted my life are persons connect ed with the Western Federation of Miners, and that 1 was marked for death on account of my connection with the Steyuenberg and Steve Adams case.'' TOWN IN A FRENZY. Tbe entire town Is wrought up to ! almost a frenzy. Practically no bus loess is transacted and people gather in publio places to discuss the crime from every aspect- The similarity to the Steunenbers case is alluded to. It la remembered that when all hope had been lost of finding Steve Adams. Sherifi Brown plaoed him UDdar arrest at Haines. The fact that Brown was a wttneas against Adams during his trial for murder at Wallace and that he expected to tes- 1 tify in the forthcoming retrial of j that case as well as in the forthcom ing Steunenberg case, and discussed, and ofier ample grounds for tbe dis cussion of the muder of Brown to the excited people of this community. Brown had been very gloomy and downcast for set oral days past, and when asked concerning his troubles by a friend, ne replied: "1 am a doomed man. Those people in Idaho will get me yet." He went on to tell he bad noticed on several occas ions that be was being watched and followed every place be went. No j matter what out of-the-way place he would go, there waa always some one around keeping him under surveil lance end watching his actions very closely. Via* be bad an Idea of ths identity of tbe people who tried to murder him ie shown by the only j words be uttered before be became; unconscious Monday night. Only: one or two neighbor* bad arrived on ; the scene when they beard him ex claim. ' 'They laid for me and they *ot me at last-" TILLMAN AT SPOKANE Delivers a Pitchfork Lecture to Large Crowd. Spokane, Wash., Oct. 2.—Firey denunciations of the negro race, hurled almost in hisses through clenched teeth, vitriolic scatbings of anti-slavery leaders and carpetbaggers before and after the civil war, and even severe arraignment of the north ern political leaders of today for their attitude toward the south met with vigorous applause at the First Methodist cKmch last night when Senator Benjamiu Tillman of South Carolina spoke on the race problem for two and a half hours. Whatever the attitude of the audience in the beginning, the speaker carried it with him during the latter part of his speech, and in the end he had the satisfaction of seeing not a band raised when be called for a vote to determine who believed that tbe ne gro should dominate tbe white race in districts where the colored people are in the majority. The audience, which numbered about 1400, was attentive during tbe long two hours' talk, often applaud ing vigorously and at times cheering. Dr. Rasmus, pastor of the church, was not present at the beginning, be ! ing engaged at a wedding, and tbe : speaker was introduced by Dr. G. W. : Libby. Apparently it was expected that Adolph Munter, who had pro testd against Senator Tillmau being allowed to speak in the Methodist church would come in for a good roast, and there was a titter when his name was mentioned. UNION TRUST SELLS Realty Trust Buys —Minniek Agent. Yestetday the UnioD Trust com pany sold its interests to tbe Realty Trust company, A. Minniek of tbe former company to act as agent for the new concern. Both of these com panics are too well known to require any comment from the Press, having done a most thriving business for the past year or more. A. Minniek has built up au extensive business and with himself as agent assures tbe new arrangement unbounded success. Pro minent men in the Realty Trust com pauy are J. M. Cambpeil. president of Spokaue and F. L. Burgau, vice president. These men's rspntation for fair and business like dealings assures the Reality company a large and growing business. All in all there is no doubt but that the Real ty Trust oompany will be one of tbe stable oonoerns of the city. Mr. Seibolt, who lives at New Philadephia, Ohio, was in tbe city yesterday and while here stated that he^knew Mr. Bernhardt, tbe brewery man in Ohio, where they were com petitors. He claimed that Bernhardt waa a reliable man and knew tbe brewery busineaa from "a to z. " ORVAL OVERALL. On* of the clever pitchers of tbt Chicago National league club. COLLEGE ACTIVITY New Students — Night Ses sion Opens. Axel and the Misaee Nora and Beda Olson, of Troy, Idaho, were visitors at the Coeur d'Alene oollege yesterday and today. Their father was in tbe city inspecting the school and looking after some property own ed by him. Two of the children will attend the college after Obristmaa. One will take up music and tbe other the academic course. The ool lege has studeuts from Seattle, Van couver, Oregon City. Troy, Idaho, and Coeur d'Alene mining district. Many new ones aie expected today aDd tomorrow. Tbe evening school will open Mon day in tbe Rooeevelt building. The sessions will be held Mondays, Wed nesdays and Fridays, from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. The subjects will cover the same ground as the college teach es. The teachers will be from the i oollege. BIRTHDAY PARTY Friends Remember Fritz Lillie. A very pleasaDt gathering was held last night at tbe residence of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Benson, 745 Second street ! in hoDor of the 2Gth birthday of Fritz Lillie who lives at the corner of Third and Sherman. An elrborate luncheon was served by the hostess, Mrs. Benson. FUNST0N TOO Y0UN0 WsbiDgton. Oct. 2.—General FunstOD, because of his comparatively ('extreme youth", will not be ad vanced in regular order today to fill tbe vaoaucy occurring in the rank of major general. Under operation of the law. Major General William S. McCaskey will retire October 2. Despite hie youth. General Funaton is at ths head of tbe list of brigad ier generals and naturally would step j up to a higher rank but for tbe fact that he will not retire from active 1 service until 1909, and many other 1 brigadiers will retire before him. As tbe arillery branch of the ser vice has not had a major general for j many years, aud as the president aud 1 Secretary Taft desire to recognize; special merit in an officer attached to that service, an artillery officer will be promoted to the rank of maj or general today by proclamation of tbe president. The officer is select ed, it is said, because of his age, ability au i Spaniah-American war record as well ss his special qualifi- j cations for tbe place. Those familiar with army affairs say that the description fits Brigadier I j General W. P. Divall, appointed as j a cadet from Maryland it 1805. He 1 ■ was born in 1847. has 'been iieuteu- ! ant colonel of tbe 20th regiment,! | colonel of (he 48th. graduate from: the artillery school in 1892 and was made brigadier general Match 2, 1900. He is No. 14 on tbe list of brigadiers and is a member of the general staff. FuDSton is not known to have waived his claims of prefer ence in this case as he did the last time he was jumped. BONNERS FERRY HERMIT DIES Left a Fortune, Some of it Bur ied in the Ground. BonDers Ferry, Idaho, Oct. 2.— Davit Conway, a prosperous rancher who lived in tbe Kootenai valley for tbe past 15 years, had a paralytic strike yesterday and died today. Mr. Conway had a contract on tbe Northern Pao'flc railway when it was being built and made a little for ! tune out of the same He settled on I a ranch in tbe Kootenai valley, five j ! miles from Bonners Ferry, 15 years 'ago and there lived the life of a ber | to it He was not married. The only relative known at this time ie a cousin, now liviDg In Butte, Mont., who was notified today of the death. Mr. Conway bad $15,000 on depos it in different banka at the time of his death. It is not known how much more be bad buried in the ground. He waa afraid of banka. Just before tbe last panic began be drew all bis money out of tbe basks and buried it to tbe ground, and after times began to get good and confidence was restored be began to deposit bis money in tbe banks again. It is not known what dis : position will be made of tbe body j until bis cousin arrives- Tbe body j is at Alexander's undertaking per I lor. The visitors presented Mr. Llllia with a beautiful gold fountain pen. The evening waa one of tbe most pleasant that his occurred Id Coeur d'Alene for some time. Those pres ent were Mr- and Mrs. Olaf Benson, and Messers Fritz Lillie, Alex Mil ler, Geoige Strum, Albiu Lillie, Carl G. Carlson, Osoai Hilding, Hal Johnson, Andrew Bergstrom, tbe Misses Stium, Alma Gunderson, Jen nie Gunderson, Freda Andeieon, Mar ian Benton, Tillie Vickluad, Edna Anderson, Blenda Anderson, Joaie Johnson, Alma Llllia. STANDARD BLAMES OTHERS Chicago, Oct. 2.—James A. Moffett, president of the Standard OU oompany of Indiana, went before the federal grand jury yesterday to ex plain hi* publio statement that other concern besides the Standard Oil oompany bad been guilty of rebating with railroads. A subpena was issue for F. H. Hol land, chief rate clerk for the Alton railroad. It is declared that If Holland, as agent for the Alton, gives evidence involving the company crim inally in other cases than the Stand ard Oil company, he would obtain immunity for himself, but not the railroad, the Alton having been grant ed immunity only on the case of tbe Standard Oil company. It was rumored that tbe summon ing of Holland was due to a state ment by Mofiett that agents and offic ers of the Alton were responsible for tbe rates granted. Attraction at Auditorium. "A Wife's Hecret," Spencer an Ahern's successful ottering, an emi tional dtama of life of today, will t the attraction at the Auditorium th evening. The management claims for it a tbe elements that go to make up pleasing aDd successful prest-c tat iu for the patrons of melodramatl plays, burner, pathos, heart interes' comedy, human nature, thrilliu scenes aud interesting development! and their claims arc borne out by r« port of contemporary critics wherevi "A Wife's Secret" has appeared ft three years past. Its salient fei ture is that it exemplified the ol saying that "Every cloud has a si ver lining," for it tells a story t young wife whose happiness has bee rudely shattered by false ncouat ! om causing her to be driven from tt fireside of her husband aud lilt! child, but who turus from the cart less, unsophisticated girl-wife st was. into a s rortg, self-protectii, woman, and in her battle against tt world aud its calumnies, wins out'i the end. ai d is reinstated in the ha| py borne she loved so dearly, it i a play that teaches every man a let son, and appeals most strongly i the heart of every woman, tbroug its simple truthfulness and fldelit to nature, and its realistic pictui of life as it is today. It has bee splendidly staged, from a seen: standpoint, and every artist engage in its portrayal has been selected to his or her special fitness for a certai role. Dr. I. L. Magee, wbo has been at tending to busiDees in Spokane for the last week or more, is horns again, bis partner having returned from Los Angeles, California. D. H. Stetler is in the city today from Spokane. MARK TWAIN. Dressed in cap and gown aa pos sessor of the degree of lit D. from Oxford. BORAH CASE NEARS END Ruick Investigation is Proceeding; Before the Grand Jury Boise, Idaho, Oct. 2. — At the con clusion of the government's case against Senator Borah yestsrday the defense entered a motion for acquit tal on the grounds that no evidsnoe tsniing to connect Senator Borah with a land fraud conspiracy had been adduced. The motion was argued at length by Special Prosecutors Rush and Burch and by Janies H. Hawley for tbe defense. Senator Borah's ooun sel wavied tbe opening argument on the motion and Mr. Hawley declared he would not have spoken at all bad it uot seemed to him that tbe govern ment's counsel had either intention ally or willingly misinterpreted much of the testimony before the court. Tbe jury was uot present dur ing the argument. Mr Rush, iu opening the argument fur the government, said that there bad certainly been tangible evidence of a conspiracy on the part of a few persona at least, aud in this view Judge Whitson said he coincided with tbe attorney that the evidence against Senator Borah wasoircumstautlal. Mr. Rush said it tended to show that the defendant acted In conoert. with the other illegal conspirators to ths ex tent at least of receiving in bis office the deeds resulting from fraud and having these deeds recorded at his bequest. This act of the defend aut, Mr Hush declared, plaoed him In the light of one who reoelves stol en property and required ail explana tion. Mr. Burch also argued that there were enough suspicious circum stances to put the defendant upon his answer and argued that an attor uey had no privilege above tbe or dinary citizen of the United States. The whole scheme of securing the lauds, Mr. Burch declared, reeked with fraud, which the defendant, a* an attorney, must have had know ledge. Whether the government had presented a etroug case, be con cluded, was uot the question; but tbt eouit should inquire ouly if there were facts tending to establish a the ory of possible guilt. HAWLEY'S SPEECH Mr. Hawley, replying, ebatged op posing counsel with an entire misap prehension of the law He said they were proceeding on the theory that u defendant must prove himself iuuo cent rather than the g ivirnmeut should prove him guilty- livery presumption in ttie c (donee must be in favor td the defendant. Every act of Senator Borah's to which the evi donee had alluded was shown to he open and aboveboard, aud iu pursu ance of honesty of purpose. Every stop taken by the defendant wss the projter action of an attorney protect ing the interests of ills client and was susceptible of tio other Interpre tation Mr. Hawley claimed that the evidence of the government's own witnesses was to the effect that Sen ator Borah always announced that be was acting as attorney aud that his desire was to protect bis clients, the Barber Lumber company, from secur ing claims tainted by fraud. RUICK INVESTIGATION. With the Borab trial approaching its close matters before the «(>eclal grand jury which was called to inves tigate charges of misconduct against Mr. Ruick are also coming to a focus and a report is expected st any time. One of the most important phases of the grand jury's inquiry Is now under way. This is In regard to the rumor that the Western Federation of Miners spent considerable money in helping to secure the indictment of Senator Borah, wbo bad been en gaged as speeial prosecuting attorney fnr tbe state in tbe Hawyood case. In connection with this inquiry tbe grand jury has had before it an affi davit made by George Y. Wallace, Jr-, of Salt Lake City. Wallace swore that be met Fred Miller of Spokane, one of the federation e'torneys in Sell Lake laat April and uiat Miller declared that the miners of Ogden bad spent $40,000 for tbe defense fund np to the time of tbe month be fore the trial. He also said that Miller told him $15,000 of this amount was spent In securing the Indictment of Borah. Miller was oalled before the grand; jury aud it is said denied tbe storjr In all its details, saying he had made no such assertion at any time ot~ place and that any such assertion-, would have been false. CLUB DIRECTORS MEET Take Steps to Raise $8000 for College. The directors of the Commercial) Club held a meeting last night Ins the Council chamber to consider ways* and mentis lor raising tbe money now due the Coeur d'Alene oollege. Among those present were J. O. Whits, J. T. Hoott, Ira H. Shell la, J. M. Flynn, F. D. Winn, A. W Branson, George F. Steele, O. E. Barr aud Rev. J. Jeaperson. There, la now due the college from the club nearly $4000, 13000 of which must he raised at once. It waa decided to raise the money by placing a mort gage on the laud ou tbe Fori ground owned by the Commercial Club, known as lot number 2 and which lies directly south of the oollege it self. With this object In view A. W. Branson was deputized to seoure the money Bt the heat rata poes*ble for a six month's loan aud report, back to tbe dlreolors. Tbe directors also proposed to se cure tbe laying o' a oement sidewalk . along Lincoln way to lot 2 and alao alung tbe Electric line, if proper arrangements can be made with the company, aud secure two good drive ways aloug Lincoln street aud tbe Elect tic Hue stul inter cut up lot 2. Into city lots aud place them upon the uiarket. Prof. 11. H. Barton reported the cost ami arraugi-metits of the tents which were recently used in tbe sum mer normal. He claimed 1100" would meet th* necessary expense which wav agreed to he given by the directors. The summer normal was. considered to be a great success in helping Coeur d'Alene to come into* the public eye. Beside the money which wav left iu Coeur d'Alene by tbe teachers. claimed to aggre gate fully $10,000, it Is thought, the notice the town received by lh< news items given through the paper*- ami the special personal boosting by; tlie teachers themselves wet very profitable to the city, far mot than anticipated by those concerto d. It is intended to ut-e these tents "nother year for the same purpose Prof. Barton when seen staler/. "AU money collected for uni «C tents this summer, has by co&esHX of the Coeur d'Alene Furniture oompany, from which the furniture was rented, aud tbe Brausou & Max Hardwares company, from which tbe tents w«r*~ rented, been turned into the pur chase price of those articles By the. payment of $100 more, tbe Commer cial club will own fourteen, 12 by 14r tents aDd the equipments of mat treea. springs, taoles aud chpira for eight tents. By renting ou the santi-* basis another year, I am satisfied, that we can say to the teachers, "Oc cupy these touts without noet'' suA thus give an added Inducemen' to the summer uormai- The tent tt ' fur niture are stored in tbe Davey ware house. " Prof. H. H. Barton has put in muoh hard work this summer to make the summer school a great sue cess and to provide tents aud accom modations for tbe teachers. All was done tree of charge. A motion prevailed at the director* meeting, thanking the committee, consisting of Prof. H. H- Barto Hon. J. L. McClear and tbe seert'* of tbe Commercial Club. Rink Opens Oct. 7. Q. A- Brown will open th new rink on October 7. Everyth.! • being put In first olaas shape by a. man who thoroughly knowa the bust neaa. Nothing will be omitted to* make tbe place an attractive one with, a good floor, exoailent associate*. and, the beet accommodations. It is In tended to make this pleasure resort a very popular one in order that the young and old alike may enjoy an pleasaDt evening's sport.