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The Cceur d'Alene
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 68 OOEUR D'ALENE. IDAHO. FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25. 1907 PRICK FIVE CENTS EARTHQUAKE KILLS 500 Much Property Destroyed and Peo ple Camp in Rain Rome, Oct. 25.—At 6 o'clock last evening abont 200 bodies were taken from the earthquake ruins in Cala bria. It is now estimated that the deaths will surpass 500, but it is im possible to get accurate informaton on this subject, as man; villages are still out off by the Hoods and the destruction of roads and telegraph lines and no word from them can be had. Rome, Oot. 25.—Earth shook* throughout Calabia yesterday caused considerable damage, destroying two villages. To add to the desolation was raining torrents. The cathedral at Tower Di Ge Race was thrown down, as was an ancient tower which had withstood all the earthquakes for centuries. The earth shooks oontinue, but they are slight. The people are still in a condition of apprehension whioh is increased by each tremor. In spite of the torrential rain that is falling, they absolutely refuse to re main under any covering. They have made their beds in the open. Mat tresses have been spread about the squares and the fields surrounding the stricken villages and the people are covering themselves and their chil dren as best they may. Many thous ands will pass the night in this man ner. The only buildings that the frightened people will consent to use are the churches and even there they will not stay long. Sacred relics have been exposed in the cathedral of Catauazo and this served in a measure to calm the populace. No bodies had been recovered from the ruins until 6 o'clock last even ing. At that hour about 200 were taken out. This earthquake bids fair to rival that of 1905. The confusion caused by the earth quake was increased by a mutiny of the prisoners iu the Catanazro jail. MONEY FOR NEW YORK New York, Oct. 2.5—As a result of todays dvelopmeuts iu the finan cial world, there is every indication that the crisis in the banking trust company situation ha9 been safely passed. The Trust Company of Ametioa, all through the day's bank ing hours, paid out money to de positors as rapidly as possible, and closed tbe day with all demands met. The company received over its couner* in the morning hours iu or dinary deposits more than $1,000, 000 . They day was marked by these noteworthy episodes: First, and early in tbe day, came tbe announce ment of trouble in three minor state banks in Harlem, the Hamilton Bank, tbe Twelfth Ward Bank, the City Savings bank. These banks transacted only a neighborhood busi ness, and tbeir suspension of pay ment was absontely without sig nifioauce as bearing on tbe general insituation. State Bank Examiner Judsou declared this afternoon that all three were solvent, and that their depositors would lose nothing. Tbe second episode was a run be gun upon tbe Lincoln Trust com pany. At tbe close of tbe day the company's officials announced that they were fully able to meet all obligations. By far tbe most notable event and most dramatic episode of tbe day was tbe emptying of money into the stock exchange through a pool beaded by J. P. Morgan and 'other financiers, in order to avert a ruthless selling out of stocks. Tbe effect of tbe money stringency was to run tbe rate for money np to 100 per oent, and when that figure was quoted an eitremely sharp de cllne resulted in tbe stock market. Union Paoiflo a 10 per cent stock, aold down to par. At the time the excitement was at its height tbe announcement waa made that a pool had been formed with J. P. Morgan at its head, to come to tbe rescue of tbe brokers, for it was naonsnery to provide funds at once in order that they might carry 1 whioh was subdued with difficulty. The troops sent with the relief trains to the soene of the confusion had a calming effeot on the popula tion. The shock was especially severe in the southern end of the peninsula. Half of the houses at Eerruzanoz and Branoaleone, collapsed and many per sons were buried in the ruins. At Sinopoil and St. Ilario, several per sons were buried and everywhere pan ic prevailed. A special dispatch to the Tribune says that 100 persons lost their lives in the commune of Eerruzanoz, but there is no confirmation at prsent of the report. DECLARE FOR ROOSEVELT National Civic Federation for Third Term. Cbioago, Oot. 25.—Delegates to the National Civic Federation con ference, in session here, halted in their work long enough today to express preference for presidential candidates. The majority is over whelming for Roosevelt, repre sentatives from every state insisting that the condition of the country demands that he remain at the helm until he has worked out the great reforms he has started. Admiration for the aggressive executive, and third term sentiment were said, by these coming from all sections of the country, to be growing in magnitude all the time, and could not be passed over lightly. Taft is the only second ohoioe mentioned, and be does not appear very strong in comparislon with the demand for Roosevelt. Western and southern democrats are for Bryan. None of the delegates would talk seriously for Fairbanks, and they did not consider Foraker, Roct, LaFollette or other aspirants as being in the race. stocks they were holding foi tbeir customers. Tbe effeot of tbo relief measures was instantaneous, and the rate for call money dropped from 100 pet cent to 10 per cent. When the stock exchange closed every one was get ting all the money they wanted. The aggregate amount of money which had been contributed to weather the Btoriu and restore con fidence assumes really colossal pro portions in all considerably in ex cess of $1,000,000. This morning Clark W'illiams, the newly appointed state supreinteud ent of banks, made public the fol lowing statement: ''So far as I have been able to learn during tbe short time which I have bad to examlue into tbe situa tion 1 feel that all of the banks under my supervision In this city are sol veut, and it will be only because of rash and unreasonable demands on tbe part of the depositors that will further endanger tbe situation." U<sr~ Ci i r.gJ WU TING FANG. The shrewd and clever < eleatlal dip lomat who baa been «p|x*int*d Chinese minister to the United States, a post la which be previously served for six PAY THE DETECTIVES Judge Wood Denies Injunetion Restraining State Treasurer. Boiae, Idaho, Oct. 25.—Judge Freemont Wood of the district court today banded down a decision deny ing the injunction prayed for la the ease of Avery O. Moore vereue Charles Beatings, state treasuer, to restrain the latter from paying a war rant for the anm of 13860.50 Issued by ths state auditor to the Pinkerton Detective agency for service and ex penses in scouring evidenoe for the state in the proseontion of W. D. Hayood, Charles H. Moyer, Georgs A. Pettibone, et. el. Moore's complaint alleged that the deteotlve agency wee employed by the attorneys for the state and not by auy duly authorized officer oi toard and that therefore there were no legal contractual relations between tbe agency and tbe atate, that tbe al \ JUDGE FREMONT WOOD. lowauee of the claim by tbe state board of examiners was without au tboiity iu law and also raised the question of the constitutionality of tbe appropration bill passed by the last legislature. Judge Wood bolds the bill consti tutional and that the attorneys were the duly authorized agent* of the state and tberefoe tbe oontraot with tbe detective agenoy runs against the state. Judge Wood also bolds that the state board of examiners was clearly withn its duties iu allowing tbe bill, tbe auditor tbe same in issuing tbe warrnt and the applica tion to restrain tbe treasurer from paying the warrant will not lie be cause tbe warrant is in payment of a valid and legal claim agaiut the state. U. S. COURT AT MOSCOW Fall Term Will Not be Postpon ed as at First Announced Moscow, Idaho, Oot. 24.-—Tbe fall term of the United States distriot court for north Idibo will begin at Moscow next Monday, October 28, notwithstanding reports to tbe con trary. Tbe reason urged foi a post ponemeut was lack of hotel facilities, tbe Moaoow hotel being iu the course of remodeling and not a sleeping room ready fer occupancy. United States Marshal Rounds decided, how ever to hold oourt and room the people attending about town. The term will be abort. Tbe timber trand oase of William Dollar and others, of Coeur d' Alene, will be oalled and it la expected that the trals will take place this term. CARSCALLENS WIN Tbe case of Caracal ion brother* versus tbe Bt. Joe Transporation com pany in which tbe former sued for seveial hundred dollars, was decided this afternoon at Ratbdrum in fav or tbe tbe plaintiffs, awarding them $1701.50. tbe full amount sued for it it claimed, and coots. Tbe jury was out about 30 minute* before bringing in tbe verdict. Tbie case has been exciting tbe in terest of tbe boatme.- for tbe past ten day*, soore# of them being at Ratb drum, acting a* witnesses in tbe It is claimed that the result of tbe trial would determine in a measure the rights of tbe various steamer lines and boatmen oa tbe lake. Tbe case oiiginated in tha sinking of tba OsrsoalloD brothers' pile driv er nearly a year sgo, when it was located near tbe Electric dock and struck by tb* steamer Idaho, which COUNCIL MEETING Vacates Eleven Inches of Sher man Street. At an adjourned oounoil meeting last nigbt all the members repotted present excepting 8. H. McEoen and W. 8. Landt. Daring the day P. T. Nixon had had anrveyros at work to ascertain tha lines for hla new brick block. It wea found that the V. W. Sander block was In Bbenuan street about 11 inches. Mr. Nixon waa anxioua to have hia block on an evan frontage with tbe Sander bloek. To effect this jn ordinance had paaeed its final leading whereby 11 Inches In Sher man street Is vacated from Fourth to Fifth sreeta and given to the abutt ing propelty owners. Henry Bodler was present and claimed tbe sidewalk In front of hla 8herman property, If laid to correspond with the other cement walks, would slope 6 inches in tbe 50 feet, making a grade of 6 feet from Fourth to Fifth street which was much sieater than the conncil waa ready to believe really existed. Tbe street committee waa empowered to investigate and ai range the matter aa satisfactory as possible. Tbe resolution for the laying of oement walks, waa duly prepared, but accidentally looked up iu the Ameri can Trust company's safe so that no notion could bo taken, whereupon the council adjourned. RUN OUT OF WALLACE Paying: Receptions Fail to Ap peal to Chief. Wallace, Idaho, Oot. 25 —Blind drunk was the condition in whioh Chief of Polos Victor Langley dis covered Ed Williams, James Ruther ford, James Hutchinson end John Doe. Williams has been known to the police for some time and lias al ready been arrested on more than one occasion for carrying on bis ilquot operations right under the aye of the law and supplying tbe inmates of the oity jali with liquor refreshment on terms of settlement based on the lat te's release. Williams does not cater to tbe liuor wants of tbe general public. It ia rather a matter of bigti finance and unlimited drinks on tbe price of one bottle of whiskey with Willlmae. His system Is something aftei the fol lowing: Having once secured the price of one bottle of Old Keutuc key, Williams does not go Into a ear ner and drink it all by himself. Ha does not believe in secret vioe and besides he Is a flue, sociable sort of a fellow, owniug a 10 by 12 foot shack on the outskirts of the oity. With hia botttle of whiskey he In variably gives a little reception, to which be generally invitee two or three other companions, and to these he retails his refreshments In such a manner that when ths original bottle lias been depleted and Williams b»e had as much of it as any of the others, he is still provided with the piioeof Its successor and on the acquisition of this tbe process of finance i* repeated, ae lie ia imrtlou larly careful never to invite any guests whose fin slices stand at a fig are less than a dollar. Last night Mr. Doe seems to have remarked that tlie^entertainment waa a "reglar do," ''a plant's wot 1 calls It," and to have muds other reflec tions on the hospitality of bis host, all of which angered Mr. William* to such an extent£tbat tha neighbors had ultimata); to telephone for tbe police to stop tbe disturbance. Williams and bia guests were taken Into custody at onea and this morning they were started down tbe railroad tracks. j was about to land on a windy nigbt. Tbe contest ha* been long drawn | out and bitterly fougbt by the two i parties in tbe onuteet, and It 1* prob j able that an appeal will be takeo. CITY IN BRIEF Hpccial Lend Agent Cable is in the city today ou buinees. W. H. LaFayette bat received a contract to move tbe old oanteen to a uew location. It ie reported Kobett Maun oou template* constructing soother brick block below the one recently erected adjoining tb* posloffloa building Coeur d'Alene on business today. A. K. Douglas, formerly of tbe B R. Lewis Lumber company, hut at present with tbe Monarch Timber company, raatding in Montana, ia in THE LUMBER JNDUSTRY Declares Inland Empire Secure Against Reverse That tha lumber bueiaaaa in tbe Inland Ernplra baa bright prospect* of continuing proaperoua and profl table and that tbeir la no end of tha genaral good times in eight ia the be lief of J. 0. Barline, secretary of tbe Washington Mill ^company ot 8po kane. "There is nothing that 1 can see ou tlie boricon that baa tha appear ance of a sign that tha country ia not going to continue ita present busi ness prosperity. The general con ditions of tha lumber buieueaa are good. Of course tbcie Is apprehen sion concerning the proposed in crease ot the rates. If the rate la increased the lumber Industry on the Coast will be hard bit and many ooncerne will have to go out of busi ness. 1 have an idea that It will not get to that point, however, aa 1 think the railroad* will be enjolred from raising the rale and plaoad In a position where they will have to show that oarring lumber at the present rale is not remenerative. It Is my opinion that they will not be able to make eucb a ehowinug. "The uotiou Is entertained iu the east that tbe advance in tha lumber tariffs wilt reduce the prioe of lum ber as a result of foreleg the lumber men to the wall, but no such thing is iikeiy to occur. Tbe lumbeimen can not reduce tbe prioe of their pro dudoie. It will cost just ae much of the men to work In the wood* and In tbe mills, for horses and feed ae ever. The coat of labor I* veiy much higher In tbe northwest than it Is in the southern lumber districts. With much bealver expense* the lum bermen west of the Cascades could lint succeeafiilly oompete with those of the south and eaet. "Locally the lumber business is good and the outlook la bright. There la a constantly Increasing de mand for the light yellow pine of the luland Emetic. We have a large market for door stiles and rails from the large door factories at Mus catine and Dubuqua Iowa; Oebkoah, Wie.; Duluth, Chioago and other point*. In tbe manufacture of tbeir doors they use southern pine for the WILL RECLAIM LAND St Mares, Idaho, Oct. 25.—About 000 acres of Isud lying adjacent to 81. Maries, and comprising tbs Isuda formerly owned by Bcott, (Jay and Dickinson, a large portiou of which have heretofore been flooded for sev eral weeks during tbe early part o< the summer, the water remaining in place* during the greater part of tbe season, so that the laud wu* rendered practically useless. is being re claimed. In tbe center of this tract is a small lake, known a* Hwsti lake, ' wmm :i j JOHN G MIUtURN. Leading counsel for tlie MUndard Oil compsuy. who has been prominent In tbe prwvedlngs in New York coo nected with tlie suit of tbe federal government against the company. Mr. Mllburn was president of the Pan American expnattiou at Buffalo. and panels and oar light yellow pine far tbe etilee and rail*. They want oar lumber and they will continue to require and demand more of it. "Tha east will be compelled to look to the northwest for Ita entire supply of lumbar In tbe not vary distant future. Tha decrease of the lumber output of Minnesota, Wla oonsin and Mlohiganbaa bean greater than lha increase In tbe inland Ernplra. In tbe peat few years many mills In those states bare gone out of bust uses on aooount of tbe exhaustion of the forests. "Tbe annual production of the eastern sawmills la 1,100,000,000 feet lees than It was four yeare ago, end that la 300,000,000 laaa than the lumber production of tbe Inland Epmlra. There Is a great demand for tbe pine fnr boxes, It being more desirable on aocount of Im being soft and light. Folly one-third of all Uta iutimer out in tha United States la used for making ora tea, boxes sod other packages. California will ship this year 30,000 oars of citrus fruit, running about 600 boxes to tbe oar. To ship tbe matrsial for nuking the boxes requirea 3500 oars. "1 can see no reason foi anxiety for the future. The tightening np of the money In tbe east may poaelbly have some little effeot on the pro. grees of building, but do not think it will be fait to any great extent. You hear complaints from the stock manipulators In tha seat. They arc attributing the conditions aa they pretend to aae them to the ax posure of thtir methods and are blatm lag the one who turned the lime light on tbe in. They bare no one to blnma for tbe result* of tbe revelations con cerning tbeir practioea but them selves, and lha earlier they come to appreciate that tb* people are no longs to tolerate being made to con tribute toward paying dividends on watered stuck tbe better,. I am glad to see such men aa Helnaa wiped off the boards and the more men pur suit)# bis tactics that era put out ot business of the country. This conn try le too big to be seriously affect ed by the complaints of pose)mist* and calalmty howlers." whoae surface Is about two feat be low that ot tbe Ht. Joe river, which 1 >»••••• and winds around the tract on two sldaa. At lbs weal end is tbe Ht. Marlee river, which backs up when swollen by tbe mounlln streams In the spring and adds to tbe vol ume of water depoisted on this tract from tbe mouutatlu streams on the opposltv side. Tlie owneie have devised e plan to reclaim all of this land which la pro tected along the Ht. Joe river by c natural dyke, which has been rein forced to make It more safe. A dyke has also been constructed at tha wait to prevent the water* of tha Bt. Marie* from flooding tbla portion of tb* tract, while a series of ditches have been put in from the foothills to the leke, and from ibanea to a re servoir near tbe tranks of tbe Bt. Jo* river, where a large pumping plant will t>* installed to carry tb* water into tbe river. CONSIDER PRESIDENT Union Members Disagree Up Advisability or Election. Milwaukee, wu., Oct. 25.— formal action has bean taken on problem* before tbe Com m er c ial T grapber's Union of America coni lion. Vice PresidentW. W. Beet now acting as president. Is strut opposed to electing a president this meeting. He believes that action to supplant Small should taken before the regular convent nest June. D. L. Ruteell of j York and U. K. Jone*. a Chic delegate, and soma of their frtai are urging aa ejection at this m log, tb* two mentioned being aai date* for tbe office. Today's news today If you n tbe Evening Praaa.