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The Cceur d'Alen
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 65 COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS FOR IMPROVING WATERWAYS President Roosevelt's Notable Vicksburg Speech Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 22.—After a fortnight spent In the cane brakes and looking bronzed and vlgoruos President Roosevelt paid a flying visit to Vicksburg yesterday after noon. The president arrived at Delta just aoross the river, at 1 o'clock. He was met by the steabmoat Belle of the Bends with a reception oommittee of 100 representative oitizens on board. The president immediately embarked and, followed by a dozen boats, yachts and other crafts, made his entry into the city. The bluffs overlooking the river were lined with people, who gave the chief executive a hearty and noisy weloome. All whistles on steamboats and factories blew long and loud. Preident Roosevelt entered the forward carriage and, with Mayor Griffith and Stephen D. Lee, beaded n 7 PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S LATEST PICTURE. the parade, which passed through the priucipal streets to the national oem etery. The streets were densly pack ed with people, who cheered thejvisi tor at every opportunity. At the corner of Cherry and Clay streets the procession was halted and General Lee, oommander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans, told the prerident that several hundred Union and Confederate veterans stood before him and he desired that the chief executive should meet the old warriors. The president arose in his oarriage and cordially shook hands with the old soldiers. A.'iiving at the national cemetery, the party drove slowly through the bruying grounds, the president evin cing a lively interest In the historic place. From the cemetery tbe party drore to the court house square, where an BRYAN IN NEW YORK New York, Oct. 22.— William J. Bryan spoke last night before an and ienoe that filled Cooper union, while 1 many thousands were turned away The meeting was under the auspioes of the Progresive Democratic league, and Mr. Bryan's subject was "Dem ocracy of today." He was intro duced by Augustus Thomas, president of the league. On the subject of national control of corporations Mr. Bryan said: "Tbe president sug geats the national incorporation of all railroads engage.] in interstate Not since the days of commeroe. Alexander Hamilton has such a doc "The democratic doctrine is that t t o be flT 1 '7aff ,lth0rlt i"mv 0 e a ^. ed to «atj authority^ not substituted tie said the federal government, ** thln iU P™** 01 po,,erS ' »-e "Let oongress,'' be said, "my that immeose orowd bad gathered to hear the speech making. The president was introduced by representative John Sharp Williams. He reoeived an enthnsiastio reception and was oheered at every opportunity. When Congressman Williams said that Theodore Roosevelt was presi dent of the whole oountry. Dixie land, Yankee land and the whole land, the demonstration was notable, lasting several minutes. THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH. In his speech here the president said: "It seems to me that no American president could spend his time better than by seeing for himself just wbat a rich and wonderful region the lower Mississippi valley is, so thnt he may go back, as I shall go back to Wash ington, with the set purposes to do everything that lies in me to see that the United States does its full share in making the Mississippi river prac tically a part of the sea coast in mak ing it a deep channel to the great lakes from the gulf. 1 wish to see the levees so strongly built as to re move completely from the minds of dwellers of those lower regions all apprehension of a possible overflow. "I advocate no impossible task, no difficult take. The people of Hol land, a little nation, took two-thirds of their oountry out from under the sea and they live behind the dykes now and have lived behind them for centuries in safety. "With one-tenth the effort we, a much greater nation, can take the in comparably rich bottom lauds of the lower Mississippi out of the fear of being flooded or being overflowed by the Mississippi, and while I do not like to say in advance wbat 1 intend to do, 1 shall break my rule in this oaae and say that in my next message to oongress 1 shall advocate as heart) ly as I know how, that the oongress now elected shall take the first steps to bring abont that deep channel way and the attendant high and broad leTee system which will make of those alluvial bottoms the richest and most populous and most prosperous agri cultural land, not only in this na tion, but on the face of the globe. "Gentlemen, here is the reason 1 am particularly glad to be able toad vocate such a policy: I think sny policy which tends to the uplifting of any portion of our people distri butes its benefit over the whole people, hut it is far easier originally to put into effect a policy which shall, at the moment indireotiy help the people concentrated in the centers of the population and wealth than it is to put into effect a policy which will help the dwellers in the country and the tillers of the soil. Now ^ here we haTe a policy whose first and direct benefit will come to (Continued on page? 4.) wheu any corporaion in interstate commerce wishes to control 25 per oent 0 j j| 18 on tp n t of the product it deals in, it must take out a federal license, the stock of the corporation oan not be watered. Then the cor poration will be under tbe eyes of the federal government. Continuing, be said: "The presi deut has done one thing and 1 regard , it as odc of the most important things be has done- He has called attention to the matter of amassing wealth. Who has tbe swollen for tunes. Not the wage-earner, not the land, corrupted business and brought £'tiTt kind ^homtbT prl^nt sSr*-- Mr. Bryan wss enthusiastically re ceived by his auditors and his re mark* were frequently interrupted by JJ^dtb# studems cd tbT D* C Witt telegraphers. THE ENTERTAINMENT COURSE Five of the Strongest Lyceum Attractions Coming to Coast. The subscription list for season tickets to the Ooeur d'Alene enteraln ment course la growing fast- Over two hundred tickets are now pledged. Only one hundred more are naoeaaary to guarantee the cast of the talent. It is expected that single admiaaloo sales will oover local ex pen tee. A special half rate on season tickets la to be offered pupils of tha public schools and to students of tha col lege. Different people of the city have beard each of the attractions la tbe series and their testimonies of merit promise rich treats for tbe five even ings. Tbe first attraction appears at the Auditorium theater next Mouday ceiling. It is* the Kellogg-Hainee Singing party, a company of five ar tists who give the opera "Dolly Var den." Tbs second number ia sched uled for Nov. 28tb and is the famous Bostonia Sextette, the highest priced musioal attraction offered to the lyceum courses this season. The so loist will be Madame Melva Clem aire, Prima Donna soprano. Sbe has but receutly returned from a bril linnt tour of conoerts through Europe. Dr. John M. Driver of Chicago will lecture sn Deo. 7. Hie subject, "Ultimate America. " Last season be created greater anthuaiam than Bryan and LaFollette, appearing in about twenty courses with them in the west. Opie Read, tbe novelist, will give an evening of original stories, told in bis inimitable man Dcr, on Jan. lltb. And last and best of all tbe "Hero of tbe Mcrri mac, ' Capt. Richmond P. Hobson, will tell hiB reasons for believing our country stands in grave danger of a war with Japan. Hobson was raceut ly elected to congteaa by the largest vote ever given a candidate in btt^ district down in Alabama. Tbe date is April 15th. No wonder the people are enthusi astic in supporting this worthy enter prise when season tickets are only $2.50. The oitizens guaranteeing this course are pledged not to accept any profits but to ose tbe same as a fund for another course next year, if the course ticket holders approve. T. H. Parker, a Ooeur d'Alene resident, left today for Arkansas where he intends to spend tbe next six months. He ordered tbe Prees to j follow bim. | , . ntlized farmers will later have a tim IRRIGATED FORESTS Report Shows Sage Brush Plains to be Valuable. Washington, Oct. 22.—That rich lands in southern Idaho which have beeu reclaimed by irrigation may be made vaulable to a much greater de gree by the judicious planting of trees is the view of a representative of the Forest Service who has just re ported on an examination of this re gion made this past summer. Tbe territory examined includes the upper valley of tbe Snake River, tbe Minidoka and Twin Falls irriga tion pmjects and tbe Payette-Boise region. With the exception of nar row strips of land along tbe streams and among tbe foothills trees are lacking in this part of Idaho, and winds from tbe south and aouthweet which prevail during the greater part of tbe year are especially severe dur ing tbe first half of tbe growing aea son. Windbreaks or shelterbelte are badly needed, especially In the sec tions which have recently been re claimed, and tree planting for shade will also prove profitable ia that it will give comfort and further enhance the value of tbe land, in many localities there is laud which is more suitable for small woodlota than for agriculture and if this ia properly her supply which will provide mater iai for fence poets, construction and fuel. A few shade tree* and plantations for the growing of posts and poles , t. least a tenth of the ? ^k^/tLbelts, and «Ll| plan give flnancU. retum.wbichtn man, climate in that it reduce* tb* veto will not be Inconsiderable. In addition, tb* presence of trees .-lefts a beneficial influence upon tb* tcre. LOGGER KILLED Michaal Forkes Crushed Under Falling Tree. While felling a tree at camp No. 2, of tbe B. R. Lewie Lumber com* pany, near Mica bay at 11 o'oiock to day, Mlobael Forkes, a young man 20 years of age, waa instantly killed. He was a logger !u tbe employ of tbe company and waa caught by the fall ing tree on which he had bean work ing. Tbe tree struck hie bead, pinioning it to tbe ground and email ing the skull. Death waa almost in stantaneous, life being extinct when the body was released. The remains were brought to the city and will be buried from tbe Catholic oburoh to morrow morning, Rev. Father Purcell officiating. Academy Contest. William Huekiey, fruit inspector, conducted an essay contest at tbe Roman Catholic Academy. The es says were to discuss fruit and vege tables. Tbe individuals conducting tbe contest claim tbe essays were ex cellent and were highly plsased with tbe sobool in general. Four pursea consisting of boxes of apples ware given, one in each of tbe fifth, sixth, seventh and aigbtb grades, boys and girls each staring the hon ors. There will be a contest conducted in the public see hoc I in the near future. School Rooms Required. It is expected that the school board will bold a meeting some time this week to consider the advlsabllty of building another sobool bouse of three or four rooms, near tbe Cen tral school buiiding. Prof. H. H. Barton finds it impossible ot accom modate all the school children at th# praaent MBtni| ad,,*,,, aw becoming so crowded. (There are few towns in tbe northwest who can boast of such school growth as Ooeur d'Alene actually eujoyes. Pleasant Social Ball. A very pleasant dance occurred last evening at Sander's ball. This ball was the first In a series of ten to be given by tbe Young Men's club, the proceeds at tbe end ot tbe series to be used for the benefit of the pub lie library. Tbers were about 40 souplea present and a neat little sum was realized as a profit. Tbe music was excellent. Aside from this if species for plant ing are chosen intelligently, forest plantations will supply timber which does not grow uaturaily in this region and for which there ia a great deman 1. This statement applies es pecially to timber of hardwood or broadleaved tree*, which includes such species as tbe locust, walnut and the ashes. Tbe climate in Ida bo ranges from arid to aemiarld. Tbe average annual precipitation la from 10 to 1G inches. Although a few of the more hardy grains and grasses have been grown on uon-irri gated land, the production of a crop without the aid of irrigation ia un certain and consequently this method is being abandoned. The trees adapted for planting tu the uper valley of the Snake rivet, where tbe elevtion is relatively high and the growing season abort, are white ash and green aab, honey locust white aim, Carolina poplar, white willow, Scotch pine, and Norway spruce. In the south centra) aeetiou of tha state lucluding tbe Minidoka and Twin Fails irrigation projects, black locuat, black walnut, white aab, white elm, Carolina poplar, European larch, Scotch pine and Norway spruoe will give tire best re sults. The Payette Boise region with a relatively low elevation and mild climate prevents conditions for the growth of a large number of specie* Tbe tree# best suited for planting in this section, however, are those which have been listed in tbe foregoing districts. If greater variety ia de aired, the silver maple, syoamore. and oaage orange may be added to the list. Other trees suitable for 10 • outb ' ru Id * bo *" wh,,e obtain advice on the beet spectea of snVsS srs return# from tb* wood lata would - «* willow, cork elm, balm of Gilead, red fir and lodge-pole pine. Settlers desiring to giv* ;>art of tbsir farms to tre* planting can tail about location and character of sit* and stating object of planting. If tbe right kind of tree* are planted snd properly oared for the financial cultural crops. COUNCIL AND MAYOR CLASH Warm Session Over Street Grades and Cement Walks At laat night's council masting all the aldermen were present excepting Boyd Hamilton,the mayor ooming lata. The street committee recommended that W. P. Brennan be allowed to purchase at a price agreed upon by tbe council and him, tha allay laying back of his lota In tha Fort grounds. The matter was placed in tha bands of tbe committee to determine the valuation and make tbe ml*. in order that the alley may be vacated at an early date. The laying of cement aide walks waa dlaousaed at considerable length, #* pecialy on Bberman street. Alder man O. E. Barr reported that At torney R. E. McFarland recommended that tha grade of tbs Sherman street sidewalks be re-eetabllahed before any new ones were laid In order that tha grade be consistent and established before the adjoining property holder* be orderad to lay tha walk; otherwise they might lay tha walk in accord - aooe to their own aatabliahad grade. Alderman McKuau Insisted that Government way running up from the river in an easterly direction should be graded. He contended the open ing of this road waa naoeaaary for the use of tha B. R. Lewis people. - He claimed the question bar* arose aa tha right to grade the road where it crossed the Stack-GIbba tract, inas much aa that tract waa not within tha city limits. Tbe proposition of giv ing tbe Brewery company the right to lay a aewar pipe across this tract was also questioned. The city attorney gave a written opinion oonoaining tha bill recently presented the council by the water commission for 9200, ons half to be defrayed by tbe otty. This bill waa alleged to fa* for labor rendered In the recent fixing of water rates by that board, lbs olty attorney said it was a matter wholly within the domain of tit* mayor and council to determine whether tbs amount of |200 waa reasonable or not. M. D. Wright, who objected so etreneouly at a previous council meeting, against the amount being allowed.moved that it be granted. Barr thought If tbe oouncil held olt sufficiently long, tha Consumers Company would pay tha entire bill and be said sino* the com l*uy had reoeived the benefit, that It waa nothing more than right that the company should pay It. Tbe bill was allowed. A petition, signed by over 40 names, waa presented by eittxsus re siding east of Hevautb street, north of Hastings, asking the city father* tu open up Birch, Maple, Eighth and Ninth streets In order that they might have a way to enter tb* city, j The petition was couched in vigorous language, isbukiug the council for its lack of interest in them and accusing them of neglecting that part of tbe city. The mayor said that It might be a good thing to order cement walks laid there and the streets graded as on Hhermau street. He then proceeded to refer tb* petition to the street oommittee. MoEuen mid that this referring proposition was becom ing "a fare*" that it was time it should be stopped; that to bis own OSGOOD'S RECORD BAD O. M Osgood, the alleged Alfred Hallow's holdup, is mid to be an all RI_ uF I' BIGLOW OF YALE. New captain of the Yale W ban aievaa. knowledge the committee had repeat edly recommended tha opanljg at tbe street*; that b* himself, had mad* motion that Birch street be opened end the ntty to pay 1400 for the lata lying in the street but nothing siaaa bad aver occurred and that was tbe end of tbe matter. He said if the council was to accomplish anything, it must do more than rater matter* to oommittee*. Mayor Seal Ion atone and stated that any alderman ad dressing the council should always arise to bis feet; that that was tha proper thing to do; that It was the committee's duty to draft ap ordi nance and present it to the oouncil Tb* mayor olalmed be could not pre seat an ordinance because he waa eat councilman. Mohianan stated ha could aria* to his test and thnt tha matter waa up to tha oonaoil sad tb* ohairmeu of the committee on streets to act. Councilman Barr said, as b* area*, that bs son Id arias to bis feat and that ha waa wall aware that bis Honor, tha mayor, waa not n aouonilmsn. He claimed tha ordi nance could not b* p r e s e nt e d and passed until Urn property waa bought and a good deed secured. MeJBuea thought the city clerk should ham followed up this matter. A lengthy dteouasioo bar* followed in regard to the otty purchasing Iota in ordai to open np streets, many contending it should not b* dun*. Anton* Carlson presented a peti tion to transfer his retail lieaoae from his present location, next to Not qulsta building, to tb* Graham build ing. and oartaln other changes, stat ing briefly bis reasons to b* thorn of oonvenienae. It was granted. O. E. Barr stated that S. A. King, tha alleged purchaser of the olty hall hoods, has written asking thnt oartaln questions be answered. Many of them pertained to tb* aaaaaaad valua tion of tbs property, which Barr said h* himself had beeu investigating and bad found It to b* 9434,890. Ha claimed this laaiuded everything ex cept certain tracts, the railroads, telegraph and telephone lines. Ha claimed according to tb* corporate lmlta heretofore existing, tha North ern Pacific railroad was assessed, six ty out. hundredths of s mils and ana* on tbe Electric line. He said now tbe Northern Pacific ifaould b* amass ed ons and three fourths miles at #6000 par mile and tb* Electric line, two and ooe-fourtb miles at 93000, and that a large assessed valuation would help u.c'.*r*«lly the ml* of tb* bonds. II* said King who had par chased the city bonds, was a broker and trying to sail them from boom to house In Chicago. The letter waa to H- G.Hargsut of tbe First Nstioual bank- It wss thought uowtm to 1st King peddle the bonds from bank to bank,Inasmuch a* It would injure the city's credit, some suggested that tbe city raadvartisa. Mr. Harr coutaodad that tbs olty whan proper ly assessed would show a valuation of 9475,000. The council will bold another ses sion this evening, In hopes that aity Attorney K. E. McFarland may be in attendance. around bad mao. Tbe local oSinara claim to have laformation that will connect him with several of tha big railroad holdups It Is mid ha for merly lived in Montana where ha Is alleged to have gotten I a to troable, causing bis early escape to Colorado. Later he is said to have boated at Ssadpolot, Bonner county, where tha officers allege he waa mixed up in several burglaries and tha Gnat Northern holdup near theta, a faw year* ago. He ia mid to have worked eitaaelvely with the notorious Lynch and "Hkookum Jack" to whom tha < >(Boars have traced many of tb* rob beries in north Idaho and Montana. A thorough investigation ia being undertaken by the local offiaam of Osgood** past record and they claim it ia proving to be ext r eme l y had. I Osgood is about 35 yeais of age has *° ! easily remembered.