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The Cceur d'Alen
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 59 OOEUR D'ALENE. IDAHO. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 15. 1907 PRICE FIVE CKNTB RAILROADS FAVOR FEDERAL CONTROL Prefer it to Rate Regulation by the States Chloago, Oet. 15.—That railroad executves generally approve of the plan for government oontrol and regulation of transportation lines of tbe nation as advocated by Robert Matbei. president of tbe Rook Island company, in his speech to tbe Cbioa go Association of Commerce today was strongly indicated when various officials went on reoord to that effect. Mr. Mather's address was called admirable m every way and none of tbe railroad officials Interviewed dis agreed with him as to the desirability of centralized authority in prefer ence to what they called the varied and inconsistent system of laws passed by state legislatures. it was granted, too, that Mr. Mather had done well to talk openly of rebating. After complimenting Mr. Matber on his speech, E. P. Rip ley, president of the Santa Fe, said he thought tbe prtncipal points urged by the Rook Islaud official were well taken. "What tbe railroads are opposed to," he said, "is this varied assort ment of rnles, regulations and lavs. Several states have statutes which do not agree. This leads to trouble. '' W. H. McDoel, president of the Monop, approved of Mr. Mather's seutiments S. M. Felton, president of tbe Alton road, said Mr. Mather's pre sentation of the oase was admirable. BELIEVES EXECUTIVES AO REE. "Do you tbiuk that nearly all rail road executives agree with Mr. Mather that federal oontrol is desir able?" "1 feel that they do," replied Mr. Felton. "1 believe that Mr. Mather's opin ions are very largely shared." "Will the railroads agree upon a congressional program?" "I have not heard that any such movement is contemplated and 1 would hazard the sentiment that tbe roads will do nothing of the sort, but will merely continue to try to do business as best thy oau." CUTS AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL | I ' 1 j Medicines May Have to Pay Special Tax. Washington, Oot. 15.—Com missioner of Internal Revenue Capers has rendered a decisiou relative to the manufacture aud sale of alleged ! 1 JAP RIOT AT 'FRISCO San Francisco, Oct. 15.—As a re sult of an attack on a Japanese lauu dry last night, the pioprietor and' one of bis employes are in the Emer gency hospital, rnauy whites are nurs ing hruises caused by the clubs cf tbe polioe aud tbe exterior of tbe lauudry is a wreck. The trouble was occasioned by Joseph King, an intoxioated logger, who crashed Into the window of the lanndry conducted by T. Umkeubo at 422 Fell street. The proprietor and H. Omura rushed out and dragged King into the rear room, where be was plaoed in charge of a young Japanese, who stood guard, armed with a #63 tion of gas pipe, while tbe other Japanese hurried to summon the police to arrest King. Three In tux ioated companion* of King wit nessed tbe incident and tbe. plauned to rescue their friend. Other whites were called iu aud the oombiuad attack on tbe laundry followed. Tbe street waa soon filled by a large crowd, aud a doxeu Jap anese on the inalde aought to repel the invader*. Policeman Thomas Collier waa anon on the scene and attacked tbe crowds ainglabanded. Another officer aonu arrived in an automobile, and tbe riot call which waa sounded brought strong reinforcements Tbe polioe charged the crowd with dubs and many were hit. Umkeubo and Omura were convey ed to tbe hospital, where it wa? found that the former was badly cut about the head, while Omura sustain medicinal compounds which are suit able for use as a beverage. Summing up an elaborate opinion, tbe oommssioner holds as follows: That a special tax is required for the manufacture and sale of alleged medicinal alocholio compounds, or for the sale of the malt etxraots manufactured from fermented liquors tbe drugs used In the manufacture of whioh are not sufficient in amount of oharaeter to render the compound unfit as a beverage, or in tbe oase of cordials, extracts or eseenoes in which the amount of aloohol is greater than is necessary to preserve tbe ingredients or to etxraot the properties or out tbe oils and bold the same in solution. "Manufacturers of aloohol medl oinal compounds, malt extracts, flavoring extracts, essences and soda water syrups who wish to avoid lla billty for special taxes, must satisfy themselves that their produots are within the limits hereiu defined, and those who put out alcoholic com pounds of doubtful medicinal value or containing a questionable process of aloohol, must do so at the risk of being required to pay special taxes for the manufacture and sole of the same." CANADIANS ORGANIZE Enthusiastic Meeting: in the Realty Trust Rooms. Tbe Canadians met last evening at tbe office of the Realty Trust oom pany and effected an organization. R. H. Webb was elected temporary chairman and Dr. Alexander Hunter secretary. A oommittee was appoint ed to arrange for a suitable meeting plaoe and to take steps to procure members and effect a permanent or ganization. Tbe enthusiasm display ed was itense end it was determined | to bold another meeting October 28 I at the same plaoe to which all Can ' adians are invited to be present. 1 Among those present wete J. Boye, E. Gay, A. Mareotte. Rev. W, 11. Fry, C. and D. Wheaton, J. Blan chard, N. Mardeau, G. Parier, A. McCrokren, F. MoCrackren, P. M. j Casey and W. S. Hanna. ! Tbe sewer is being laid at a rapid 1 pace on Sbermati street. Today a number of laborere were set to work exoavating in front of tbe Coeur d' Alene Bank tic Trust company's build lug. ed a fracture of the shoulder. King was found asleep in tbe rear room, nnaware of tbe trouble he had oaus ed. Attorney Waler of tbo Japanese Society of America tuuightwas seour lug evidence of tbe affair. a: FRANCIS A. MARCH. Grand old man of Lafayette col lege. who has been teaching at Lafavette for over half a century and is still at work at eighty-two years of age. SHOSHONE COURT CLOSES Number of Divorce Cues Die posed of. Wallace, Idaho, Oct. 15.—Busi ness at tbe present session of the dis trict court has now been brought to a close, and Judge W. W. Wood will at onoe proceed to Ratbdrum and take up the trials wafting his atten tion there. The principal trail In that town will be the retrial of Steve Adams, charged with the murder of Fred Tyler, and In connection with this Prosecuting Attorney Walter H. Hanson will leave Wallaoe about the middle of the week. At tbe close of the district court here a decree of divoioe was granted to James Ernest Holden against Roae M. Holden. There la one minor obild to the union, and oustody of this has been granted to the plaintiff. A decree in favor of tbe plaintiff has been issued in the case of H. Campbell against tbe Golden Reward Mining oompany. The suit was lor tbe purpose of recovering the sum of •903, being tbe balance of wages due to tbe plainiff for labor performed at the mine, and the payment of whioh had been secured by a lien. A decree in favor of the plaintiff has been Issued in tbe case of George Malaorid) against Victor Klein schmldt and Julius Brass. Tbe suit was for the recovery of 1275 and in terest due from the building of tbe Miners' steam laundry in Wallace. CUPID HAS TROUBLE An interesting ssoond attempt to venture upon the matrimonial aaa de veloped much merriment at Ratbdrum yesterday afternoon. J. Morgan, of Oklahoma territory, concluded ha had fallen In love with hia erst while wife aufflolently to marry her. She oame from Kansas City, mat him at Spokane and pro ceeded with him to tbe county seat. They bad been divorced about throe mouths ago but both bad agreed to sail in the same boat again through life's troublesome waves. But be tween them and this renewed bliss stood a strong barrier, the law, whioh plainly states that divorced paitlea oan not marry again within six mooths after th* granting of th* di voroe. The would b* groom ap proached T. L. Quarles on tbe sub ject. Lem could see no evasion of ADMIT CONTENTION Know Spokane's Fight for Low er Rates is Past. Spokane, Waab-, Oot. 16.—The Transcontinental railroads operat ing In tbe Inalnd Empire praetioallv admit tbe correctness of Spokane contentions for a lower base of rates as against cities on Puget Sound and the Poicfie coast by tbe publication of a new tariff, effective Nov. 1, on lumber and forest produots for ship ment to eastern points. This enun ciation, approved by tbe bigbast officials of tbe transporatation com - punier, fixes, it is oelieved, a stand ard by wbicb tbe Interstate Com merce Commission can establish a basis for rendreing a decision in the Spokane rate case, and with the re moval of tbe discrimination, made easy by the voluntary act of tb* car riere and recognised by tbe law Spok ane appears to stand on the threshold of an enormous industrial aud com mercial expansion. By litigation and appaal to the executive officials tb* people of Spokane have contended for years that tbe transpsrtation companies should recognize the principle* of a rate differential existing in favor of Spokane as against the cooat cities iu freight rates to and from polota east of tbe Rocky mooutaina. The railroads refused tbo requests, the result being the suit before tb* eom miasiou, which is taking this con troversy as a basis for deter mining a fundamental principle for rate mak ing, and it la expected a decision will be rendered some time this month or early In November. Conoerning tbe effect of this <le deration on port of the oairiera. Frank U. MeOunc, rate expert for the Spokane chamber of commerce iu the Spokane aaa* now pending be fore the commiaaion, said: "Tbe law, as isterpreted by tbe commission, takes cognize nee of the voluntary aeta of the transportation companies In matters of publication of rains and proteetes them in snob acts; therefore, it Is leaeoanbls to aeaume that when they voluntarily affirm a principle, long contended TRIES TO END LIFE Woman Shoots Herself and Still Lives. Spokane, Oot. 16.—After dispatch ing her year-old sou to a neighbor's to summon help, Mr*. R- K. Lincoln, E269 Sixteenth avenue, Lldgerwood, attempted to commit suicide yester day afternoon at 3 o'clock. Wblle the hoy was at tbo neighbor's house Mrs. Lincoln took a 22 oalibor revol ver belonging to her husbaud and abut herself through the Uft breast, the shot miming the heart by a quar tor of an inch and pasaing through the outer part of tbe left lung. Domestic unhappiness waa tbe rea son given by tbe neighbors for Mrs. Lincoln's aotion. She and her has baud had had conalderabls trouble aud Mrs. Ltuoolu had told neighbors that she intended getting a divorce. About two weeks ago Lincoln was arrested upon tbe charge of orimtual assault upon Ruth Green, a 14-year old girl, who waa aiding In tbe housework white Mrs. Lincoln was ill. The girl, whose borne is in Buckeye, Wash., was aooused by Lin coln of steal iug a watch aud some woman's clothing, aud it waa charged by Lincoln that hla arrest was a move on th* part of the mother of the girl to establish a defense against his ac cusation of theft. the law possible- Cupid begged aud plaad but tbe m*olon of the law stood firm. Everybody had to be treated alike, he insisted. Tbe groom looked upon his wife that had been but was not, and bethought himself of an at torney'a advise. He oalled six or aeven to hlr aaaiatano. They con tended the law was inexorable bat it was evident that tbe law did not contemplate a case such as Mor gan's. After much pursuaslun, tbe county offioer was induced to give hay and grant tbe lioenae to J. Mor gan to marry Mrs. J. Morgan, each aged 68 years. After tbe ceremony Mr- Morgan inquired of a certain Coeur d'Alene lawyer bis fee. The lawyer replied, "Ob a kiss of tbe bride will do-'' Later when tbe age waa ascertained tbe attorney bad business elsewhere- He ooutends be takes no stock in sight unseen deals. for by tbe Incorporation of such iu its tariffs, that tba railways intend their acts to oonstilutute a fair basis at law, of which tbe law Is supposed to take full cognizance when all its requirements are complied with. "In tbe adjustment of rates to Spokane tbe railways hare been wont to eontend that s higher rets should obtain to Spokane from eastern ter ritoriaa than to tbe coast, aud that Spokane was entitled to tbe same rate on forest products to the east as tbe coast. Tbia certainly is anomolons position. On tba other hand, Spokatis ban contended that It is entitled to a lower rata, from and to tbe east than tbe coast cities. This also is a proper contention. "Tbe railways have now settled tb* controversy and admitted tbe cor rectness of Spokane's contention by the publication of S. H. Tariff No 963, effective Nov. 1, fixing a differ entlal of five cents in favor of Spok ane as against tbe cost on forest products eastbound. By this vol untary act tbe railway companies have eaUbllabed a basis of which the law itself must take oognisauoe. "This act can do longer be denied. No argument oan be set against it to overthrow It- The principle of squally i* established; In fact, it may be said It Is legalized. Tbe traffic to and from Spokane and east arn points oan be handled profitably at a lower rate than that of tbe coast and that th* ooast cities should and most pay a higher freight rate than Spokane will be an act of law Nov. 1 ." "What will be tbe probable effect on tbe minds of tbe commissioner* by tb* promulgation and legalizing of tbla principle by tba carriers da fendstits to tbe suit they are to da cide?" waa asked. Mr. McCune replied: "it niuet nullify tbe argument and testimony as set forth to tb* Spokane ease as praeeoted by the defendants. Tb* interpreter* of the law moat necessarily take cognizance of Its acts, and in tbe acceptance of tbo now tat iff as a lawful act of tbe traaaportalion companies In afflrtna tftou that Spokane I* entitled to (Continued on page 6.) STANDARD OIL SECRETS OUT Independent Companies Are Used to Fool the People be iu to as New York. Oet. 16.—Hampton O. Weeeott, vine president of tb* Stand ard Oil oompany of Kantooky, testifi ed today in tb* bearing of th* federal suit against tba oil combine that In several ot tb* southern states tbo Standard company had nonfidsatial agents to soil mnob of Ita product* throgh oompanlea which tb* publlo believed to be independent Tb* practice of sailing through ao-eailad independent oompanlea other than those wbieb ware owned by tbo oom bine waa discontinued two year* ago, according to Mr. Waeteott. Mr. Kellogg, oouuetl for tb* gov ernment diew from tb* wltneaa that the Standard Oil company of Ken lucky, which acts as aalllng agent of oil in Kentucky, Georgia, Mississip pi, Louisiana. Tennoam* Bad Ala bama, bad purohaaed numerous small udapoudent sailing companies, and through many of them aold oil to tb* couaumar. Soma of tb* plants of these independents war* dismantled and th . bust nee* taken over by tba Standard. Mr. Wastoott teat I fled that eaob mouth tba main office of tba Standard Oil company of Kantooky at Coving ton sent to him not only tb* report* of tb* bnainea* operations of tb* Stand rd, but statements concerning freight ahlpmer ta and aaios of oil by competitors. Mr. Wastoott said that after exam ining the statement* b* filed them with tb* statistical department In the Standard's office in tb* oily. Tbla department, Mr. Waotnott aald, waa iu charge of W. E. Baals, who kept compilation* and raooids of businaas of both tb* Standard and ita compet itor*. ARGUING DEMURRER In Cats of Ferrell vi. Monarch Lumber Co. Ratbdrum, Idaho, Oot. 16.—Tb* district court waa oocupled tb* great er poitlon of tb* day Id llstauing to the arguments on tb* demnrro.' In the case of W. W. Kerr* 11 ot ai, v*r mi« tbe Monarch Lumber oompany. Th* case waa brought by Ferrell at al. wbo alleged that tba piling being driven by the defsoae along th* Ht. Joe river, adjacent their property, waa a damage to them, aggregating ful ly 110,000. Tbe proeeedlugs of tbla oa*e are being watched with Interest, **|ieoially by the people up tb* river. BUILD HUETTER BRIDGE Tin oontract for tb* proposed j Heuttar bridge spoiling lb* Hpokan* river, to be uaad for wagon trafilo, wan awarded to tb* Caraeallon brother*, yesterday afternoon, at Hut!,drum by tb* nouety com mi**inner*. Tb* bid stated $6260 a* tbe coat of tb* contract. It will be provided wltb 10U feet ateel spaas aud will measure 1,000 feat from and JOSEPH M. HUSTON. Architect of the Pennsylvania eapitol, over which a great scant has arisen. LINING UP FO R LAND Six Pgrsoni Will Walt Two Wookfi. Six individuals bar# taken their aoea In line at tb* door of th* looal land office to await the opening of township 43 north, range 3 east, which oooora October 30, 1907, or 16 day* bene*. Tb* laud lias near Olarkla and ia aid to b* heavily oot erad with timber. Marble oraeh rises In this township. A row of chairs have bean placed along tbe aotisno* leading to th* land office door and thaa* are occupied by th* Individuals patiently waiting fur 16 anna to oonw and go. In tb* lino occupying front saata are two sisters, tba Mi aoea Clara and Doiothy Waatbarad of Moscow, for aovorai yean prominent *mhir In Latah oouuty. Day aftei day and night after night these maiden# will sit in those chain until tb* Oet. SO. This remind* the local land depart ment of 1903 when Mia Maigera* Piero* took her act near the Uwj office door and waited days for th* open ing. On tb* morning of tba opening several Individuate deter mined to plaoe serlp upon a part of the land so tbay undertook to crowd' Ml** Piaroe back from th* door and gat an advantage In tb* Hu* bat Mia Piaroe grabbed hold of th* door knob and fought for her plaoe, winning oat. She afterwards proved op aad sold bor land for about 910 , 000 , well worth fighting for. When spoken to tb* mon and woman Iu lino, war* cheerful nod made Joking replies. Find Burglar Tools. Officers Jackson and Evans bora ba*u investigating tbe home formerly oooupiad by Farbrougb and Ogool. Last evening they dtaoovarad a lot at tool* usually found iu pomaaeioa ot a burglar. A great many thin Alas and naadi* drills used in drilling matala war* dlanovered, carefully stored away In a drawer, Mrs. llor vay, tbe owner of tbe boaae, has re quested tbe offioer* to remove all the belonging* of tbe meo and women formerly occupying It. Many are inclined to beilev* that tbaae mao were implicated In certain burglaries whioh have oocaned daring the pant year In Ceour d'Aleoe sod Past Fails. Another individual and bis wile have disappeared within U»* laat two day a. Tba offioer* are (wrtieulariy anxious to secure tbe man. j U> end It | S provided that tba bridge be coustru -tad this 1011. Tbla bridge will accommodate about 40 children acruaatbe river, afford log them school facilities at Heuttar. It will mean much to Uoeer d' Alene Inasmuch as about 30 (ami I iso will have accommodation to me hla them to trade at Coeur d'Aleoe. Tbe looal citizens wera very gaaoroaa by donating nearly 92000 toward the oonetrrueUuu of tbe t ridge. VINCENT ST. JOHN GOBS EIRE Evidence to Conviet In Novnda !• Lacking. Halt lake, Utah, Oot. 19.— eparlal to tb* Herald from Goldfield, Nov., ays that upon motion to tba ditarict attorney. Judge Un rr fm . terday dlsmiaeed tb* cease again* Vieent Ht John and eli other uea of the Western Federation at Miners, sectissd of oonsptfuey tw murder Hllva, the restaurant keeper Tao men, Prestos and Smith, are now serving 6 and 10 year terms, re spectively, in tb* penitentiary' for murder. Tb* district attorney in making his motion to dismiss that same of tb* witnesses wars out of tbo state and that lb* state eould not hope to eonvlet on tb* —'Iwini at band. Ht. John has bean out on boil. P. M. Daggett, of Hpokan*. a prominent 8Hrioor of the north west, •pent th* aftaruoou in tb* city.