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The Cceur d'Alene
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 57
OOEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12. 1907
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FINE SANTA FE
FOR REBATINQ
Road Found Guilty on Sixty-Six
Counts
Lo« Angeles, Cal., Oct. 12.—After
being out twenty minutes, the jury
in tbe case of tbs government against
tbe Santa Fe railroad company, on
trial for lebating in tbe federal court
bare, brought in a verdict of guilty
against tbe railroad on all of tbe six
ty six counts of tbe indictment.
Judge Wellborn will announce his
decision next Monday. An estimate
of tbe maximum penalty which may
be imposed is $1,250,000. The mini
mum penalty is $66,000.
Tbe charge against tbe Santa Pa
was that it bad granted rebates from
its regular tariff on shipments of lime
by tbe Uuard Canon Lime A Cement
Company of Arizona. Tbe defense of
the railroad company was that the re
bates were "concessions'' made for
alleged losses in the shipments dur
ing transit. The trial began on
September 30.
In bis decision on tbe law points
which arose during the trial Judge
Wellborn yesterday laid down a point
of law wbiob is held to be one of the
most important which baa been en
unioated since the interstate com
meroe commission was instituted.
He said:
"I hold that the acceptance by the
defendant of a less sum of money
than that named in its tariff for the
transportation of tbe property des
cribed in the indictment, if there
has been such acceptance, was a de
parture from the legal rates and that it
is no justification for such a depart
ure, nor is it any defense to a prosecu
tion thereof, that the acts of the car
rier were dons in compromise of
claims for loss of property in tran
sit."
SOUHTERN PACIFIC.
San Francisco. Oct. 12.—The feu
eral graud jury reported to the Unit
ed States district judge, Deilaven,
three indictments against the South
ern Pacific company, and two agaiust
tbe Pacific Mail Steamship company,
tor carrying freight for less than toe
legal rate between Kobe, Japan, and
various oities in (be United States.
Tlie cargo consisted of matting which
was brought from Kobe to San Pran
cisco in the Pacific Mail steamship
Mongilia, and thence to the east by
tbe Southern Pacific and its connec
tions. Tbe indictments are supple
mentary to those of a similar nature
filed last week.
CUT PAY OF LOGGERS
St. Maries, Idaho, Oot. 12. — W.
A. Armstrong, who has cbaige of the
logging operations for the Stack-Gibbs
Lumber company in this district,
leturnsd last night from a trip to
the company's camps on Santa creek,
He says be settled witb all of tbe men
in the camps there, paying them up
to date and discharging the from them
service of the company under tbe
former monthlv wage scale.
The men wlil hereafter be paid by
the day, and charged at the rate of
$5.50 per week for board. The fol
lowing scale has been adopted by tbe
company, which it is said will be
uniform throughout tbe logging
camps in this section: Teamsters,
oaothooK men and sawyers, $2.75 per
day; swampers, etc., $2.50 per day.
Tbe men say this is a cut in their
pay which will amount to about $8
per month, figuring out lost time for
bad weather and board for Sundays.
Mr. Armstiong said that be bad a
very good crew of men, and all who
desire work under the new sceie
would be given employment. A large
number of men for the lumber camps
came up on the boat last night, aud
will take the places of those who
decline to work under the new 9cbed
ole.
Demonstration Closes.
This is the last day of tbe Mai
lable range demonstration sale by
the Lake City Hardware company.
The sale has been on druing tbe week
and 49 ranges were disposed of
Many people Tisited tbe store and
joyed tbe h»pitailty of tha pro
prietors.
Tbe cooking demonstration on tbe
SUE MONTANA UNIONS
The Rocky Mountain Bell Asks
Heavy Damages.
Heleua Mont., Got. 12. —Today
tbe attorneys for the Rooky Mountain
Bell Telephone oompauy filed a oon
spiraoy salt against President Alex
ander Pairgrieve of tbe Montana Fed
oration of Labor, various members of
labor unions throughout the state,
and the Montana Federation of Labor
and various affiliated bodies who were
concerned in the recent boycott of
the company's buisuess in the state,
growing out of the strike of tbe tele
phone operators.
The action filed in the federal
court, alleges conspiracy on the part
of tbe defendants to ruin the plain
tiff's husiuess. Heavy damages, ex
ceeding $75,000, are demanded by the
plaintiff. The grounds tor the legal
action is based on a speech delivered
before the annual conveution of tbe
Montana Federation of Labor by Alex
ander Pairgrieve, president of the or
ganization, in this city on August
20, last, and the action of the fedem
tion in indorsing tha sentiments ex
pressed by President Pairgrieve on
that occasion
The plaintiff's allegations state tbe
damages will be practically the same
as those set forth in the recent bill of
complaiut upon which United States
Judge Hunt granted au injunction res
training the federation, its olficeis
and affiliated bodies from interfering
witb the oompauy's busines, or boy
eotting the company or its patrons.
Alleged Holdups Held.
"Curly" or Harvey Hood. E. A.
1 arbrougb and O. M. Osgood the
alleged holdups, wsvied their pre
liminary examination and were hound
over in the sum of $500 each, to ap
pear before the Octoher term of the
district court. Yorbrough and Os
good weie biought to the city from
Ratbdrum, where they have been cou
fined since tbe boiup. it is expected
some of them may be able to procure
their freedom by giving the necessary
bonds.
R. L. Loftin. of iilelgrove, bought
of K. H. Muncey, lot 12, block 12,
O'Brien's second addition for $750.
Mr. Loftin will live in the house.
range was under the direct supervis
ion of Mrs. E. H. Taylor, whose
ability is unquestioned by those who
enjoyed her lunches and the «xocl
lent service.
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MRS. AUREL BATONYI.
She wae formerly il r>. Burke
Roche and has been prominent in
Newport society. She is fond of
horses and dogs, aud tbe picture
shows her with two of her pete.
RAILWAY HEN UNEASY
no labor organization need expect an j
increase in wages until tbe cost of
mils and railway opeartion ceases to
advance. One of the general maoa
gers stated yesterday at the oonclu
sion of tbe conference that the was
teru toads had practically decided to
stand a strike, or strikes rather than
to grant any demand for fnrtiiei in
crease in wages.
Labor Sitnation Causes Much
Concern.
Chicago, Oct. 12.—The labor ait
uation la oausing western railroad
management a great deal of uneasi
ness During the past week tbe exe
cutive committe of general managers
has held several conferences here to
discuss the situation. in varoiua
parts of tbe west dieffrent labor or
ganizations have asked for increased
wages, and on one road, at least,
there is danger of a switchmen's
strike. The problem confronting tbe
general managers is: What is to be
done with past demands and future
demands which seem certain to come?
At the last session of the commit
tee it developed that tlie presidents
of nearly every western road had de
termined that there shall be no fur
ther increases in wages Tbe nuani
moua sentiment, is that tbe limit has
been reached, aud that uo more in
creases in pay can be granted.
Prom the geuerai manager's point
of view the labor organization* have
unreasonable on account of
become unreasonable on account of
the apparent ease with which they !
have gained increased wage, during
the last few years, and this is bring- j
ing on unreasonable demands in sev
eral quarters.
It seems certain from tbe present
attitude of the general managers that
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WATER POWER CO. DROWNS OUT FARMERS
RUINED H8ALY DAIRY FARM
The picture eccoinpauving this artl
ole was secured by a representative of
the Press and shows the meadows of
J. P. Healy under water as a result
of the high dam which the Washing
ton Water Power conqiany bnilt at
Post Falls. Where the cattle are
standiug in water to their bodies was
nuoe a fine meadow from which Mr.
ilealy cut many tons of hay for wln
ter forage lor his cattle. By tne set
of the water power company this line
dairy farm is ruined and made a
watery waste. It is now under threv
THE CHURCHES.
There will be Free Methodist ser
vices in the Suodsy school room of
tbe Baptist church next Thursday
evening. Oot. 1,, K#v. Albert
Bean, presiding elder of tbe Free
Methodist church of Kpokace district,
officiating. Rev. Bean is a well
known singer and evangelist
Tbe services at tbe Methodist
church will be of special intercat
next Sunday, noth morning and even
ing. Rev. William U. Fry, tbe pas
tor will take as his morning theme,
"Life: What it is aud What We
Mske it." Tbe evening theme will
oe •Religion Wbat it is and Whet
Some People Think it is." Mrs.
Wililnm H. Fry will sing a solo at
the morning service and in the eveu
ig Mrs. Copeland will sing "Hear Ye
Not O Israel" by Dudley Buck.
Mrs. Norquist is musical director and
Mrs. Church, organist.
At the Presbyterian church tomor
row. a report of tba meeting of the
Synod which met at Tacoma last week
will be given. In connection with
tbe morning worship -one advance
lines of (Thrlsliau activity will be
Ham Buckley in which be expresses
hi* great aatistactlou for au approval
of the methods employed by the local
f «ir committee in creating au interest
among the school children to appre
a good grade of fruit.
The local fair has b*eu such a
succese that 8t. Mairea haa taken
*tepa to hold a similar dlaplay at an
early date.
Vj ,U * r 5 ll 1 e , * 0V<
Mr ' D ° " r "
DOLLAR TO STAND TRIAL
Plea Under Statute or Limita
tions Denied.
Deputy United Btatea Attorney
Miles 8. Johnson of Lewiston, Idaho,
tuts received notice from Federal Judge
Dietrich that he baa overruled tlie
motion to quash the indictment in
the cases against William Oollar,
Gilbert E. Preston and Arthnr N.
Swisher, all of Coeur d'Alene, charg
ed with conspiracy to defraud the
government lu acquiring certain tiui
bei claims. The motion, which was
argued at the spring term of court et
Moscow, was based upon tbe conten
tion that the time allowed for prose
cution under tbe statute of limita
tions had expited. The contention
of the tbe government was that au
indiotmeut is valid if fonud within
three yearn after an ovart act carried
out iu pursuance of the conspiracy.
The ruling of Judge Dietrich sue
tains the government's contention.
well kuowu reai
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Fruit Display Successful.
Btate Fruit Inspector Field, of
Boise, has writteu a very interesting
(letter to District Fruit lupeotor Wil
It., -w. I).. .1. I 1 .Ll-L L
feel of water iu many places and tbe
company has created in Coeur d'
Aieue lake tbe largeeL storage reser
voir in tbe world
Ho perfectly under control has this
big foreign corporation placed the
waters of the Idaho lake that It can
handle them as easily as one would
draw water from the spigot of a liar
rel. This great natural resource is
now undsr the absolute control of the
big Spokane corporation, which has
tbe power to ruin tbe fsimers along
the lake shore at its pleasure. It
uses this immense resource to gen
erate electricity aud powei for Bpo
outlined and special emphasis placed
there wi ]| j* considerable song and
praise aud a short eddiees on "Chris
tlan Courage vs. Moral Cowardice."
upon tbs new movement known as the
brotherhood. At tbe evening service
Morning worship at 11 a. ui. and
evening service at 7 :30 p. in
Tlie themes o' tbe sermons at the
Chistian eburen tomorrow will be,
"Place and Fruit of tbe Holy
Spirit,'' and "Wbat We Must Be
lieve, " Hours of set vice. It a. m
and 7:30 p. ui. Floyd Ubortuley,
musical director
DID NOT RING BELL
Italian Explains Why He Hap
pened to Get Bitten.
Wallace, Idaho, Oct- 12.—An
Italian with a name sounding some
thing like Antonio Spaghetti an
non need to Chief of Police Lang
lay laat night that the teal reason for i
hi* unprecedented "skate" was tlie
test that ha has been bitten by a
rattlesnake while at work on one of
tbe sections of tbe Chicago, Mil
waukee A Bt. Paul, and understood
that whiskey was a sura antidote '
FORMED COUNTY
SEAT CLUB
Coeur d'Alene Mass Meeting Or
ganizes for Contest
treasurer,
pi #tlH wer * th ,„ considered by the
mass meeting as to how the campaign
*j,ould be conducted. R N. Dunn
was called upon to give an address
Inasmuch as be had paaaad through a
county seat fight in Bhoehone
He adviaad comprehensive
, )Mg p, the contest stating the peo
p , e „„ lbt> uk ,' rW * r
ury . A ,r.otlou pre
t j, t , temporary organization
,„ lt William Dollar war
A large unmber of buaiueea and
proteNeional men met laet night at
McParlaud'a hall, pursuant to the
mayor's call for a mass meeting to
consider pieua looking toward secur
lug the county eeat for Coeur d'Alene
at tlie next geuerai election.
The response by the oHItene was
hearty and moat harmonious through
out. Mayor Boallon, lu a neat
H|>eeoh, called the meeting to order
aud stated its object. Thoae present
immediately took steps toward organ
ization. 11 V. Boallon and J. L
McClear ware placed in nomination
for teiuimrary chairmen, tbe latter
winning with a large majority. Ira
11. Bhallia was made temporary secre
tary. A motion prevailed making
permaD
elected
When asked how he managed to get
bitten hy a snake of this sort that
awlays gives war nine first, Antonio
replied that "he uo rings da belin."
kaue and all the surrounding country
st tlie cost of absolute ruin to thou*
■nds of acres of the best meadow land
in Idaho, and many other far item are
no better off than Mr. Healy.
I* is report ml that when farmers
complain to tbe officers of tbe Wash
ins ton Water Power company of dam
ages. they are told that it lias a per
fect right to make a reservoir of the
lake end drown them out of their j
homes end that it Intends to raise
the water several feet higher
As a result of the company's action
many damage suits are to be brought j
and much litigation !■ to follow. !
!
LEWIS S. ('HAM FP
Lieutenant governor of tbe state
of N.W V',rk, who i, tilled of w
Democratic candidate for preet
dent in 1908.
eqaually interested In securing tbe
county seat for Coeur d'Aleoe. K.
E. McFarland gave much sensible
advice, especially aa to tha mode of
procedure. Ha stated it rwquirad a
two thirda vote and a petition signed
by a majority of tha voters who east
ballots at the laat genres! election.
Attorneys La Vale# and Bureau gave
brief add r esse s . Judge Main, A. V.
Chamberlin, E. R. WhlUa and C. H
Potts andoraad tha a
plan.
O. A. Bailor gave tha outlook In
bis town. C. J. Shtimakar «*rrt til
bo had much Intel set in securing the
county aaat for Ooeer d'Alene.
Others followed In brief -Hthiii
aluug tbe linaa already discussed.
A motion prevailed that Chair
man MoTleer. H. V. Boallon and A.
W. Branson be appointed and
empowered to eel set tea men who
would ounatltute an executive com
mittee having absolute charge of the
campaign. The neat meeting will be
oalled at Uw wish of the exeoutlv*
committee, wbiob la ezpaoted to bo
within tbe neat ton days
The meeting wan a grant annoaas
from every standpoint. Two thing!
dswerve especial attention, much en
thusiasm and harmony prevailing.
WILL UNVEIL MONUMENT
Grand Army Arranrlnf Pro
gram for Cnramony.
Tha Ggrand Army of tbe Rapnblte
held a m-«tlng this afternoon at
Bandar ball and took steps 1 coking
toward the unveiling of tbe old sold
iers' monument in Foreat nemstmy
Next Saturday was sat far that pur
pose and au elaborate program la be
ing arranged for tbe occasion. It Is
planned that Honorable John M,
Flynn will give tha add ram at $ p.
m.. at tbe unveiling. An invitation
will be extended to outside panic and
relief corps throughout the county.
It is expected a hearty nap anas will
be giveu by these various
that tha attendenee will
Plans have bean laid to make It a
day for the entile town. The school
will ha Invited to attend, ao that the
children may see tbe unveiling and
be given a practical lesson in patriot
ism. It ie thought this will taoob
the pupils o greater loro tor their
country. Tba ceremonies will bo
well arranged and tbe event will bo
one never seen before, L__
never again in Coeur d'Aleoe.
Coeur d'Alene oiOaeaa should
make one united effort to honor tbe
old soldiers and tba cause for wbiob
they fought.
BIG MORTGAGE FILED
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Blackwell G«t> 96,000.000 tO
_ . w.vw.wv tv
expend on Road
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! Bandpiont, Idaho, Oot. 12 — Tba
! Idaho A Washington Northern Kail
road company laat Saturday filed a
copy of a mortgage given laat May
to the Illinois Trust A Havings bank
lu order to secure tba necessary funds
with which to finance tbe rand now
under construction The mortgage
is Issued In the form of coupon bonds
amounting to $50,000,000, -rrh
coupon to be for $1000, and of that
par value, and each ia to draw 6 pm
cent interest, payable semi annually
lu gold ooin- The railroad company
reserves the right to redeem any or
all of tbe bonds oti any aansi-na
nual payment day, after 1912, by
payiog a bonus.
Tbta is tha largest mortagags earn
filed ia this oounty and shows what
large sums of money am being n>
pended by the Blackwell intrrnats Is
the oonetruetlon of their new line.
The peper ia singed by K. A. Blae
kwell, president, and J. T. McDavitt,
secretary, of tbe railway, and John
Mitchell, president and William
H. Hankie, secretary of tba IUlnoli
Trust A Having nompeny.
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night on account of the --

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