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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 77 OOEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO. TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 6. 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS ADD PROPERTY TO TAX ROLL City Council Gets After the Big Corporations The councilmen were very slow in collecting last night, the meeting not being called to order In the council chamber until after 8 o'clock and not until Mayor Scallon called the police by having the alarm bell rung at the corner of Sherman and Third streets and sending Chief McGovern after some of the derelict aldermen. Within a few minutes the chief of police entered the room, escorting Boyd Hamilton which completed a quorum, Bedell and Wright being absent. An abstract of title and deed was presented by J. W. Arnold, of the two lots the city recently purchased, opening up Birch street east of Seventh. It was voted to pay the $400 to Arnold as soon as the title Is approved by the city attorney. S. H. MeEuen stated that he had requested the city engineer to in vestigate the proposed bridge to be constructed over the electric line, which had been done, the engineer reporting that the proposition was not feasible, and that the western approach would be too great, causing ing traffic to seek other crossings. MeEuen also reported that the city engineer would put in grade stakes on Seventh street at once. The street commissioner asked that the Northern Pacific railroad be required to put in side work over its property on Coeur d'Alene stree as other property holders had done. O. E. Barr stated that the city, the Consumers and the Coeur d' Alene Lumber companies had arriv ed at no agreement concerning the fire protection for the latter com pany and that the more they talked over the matter the further apart they became. T. E. Hedal made a brief report concerning the cemetery In which he recommended that the cemetery committee be empowered to dispense at its pleasure the services of those at work In the cemetery. It was granted. It was voted to stop all sprinkling for the fall. The alley, the purchase of which was asked some time ago, was sold W. P. Brennan for $25. It was be tween lots 8 and 9, block 3 of Tay lor's Park, being 15 by 130 feet. The police court reported 21 cases of fines and costs, aggregating $131 GEN. BOOTH'S FAREWELL NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—General William Bootn of the Salvation Army last night addressed a congregation that filled Carnegie hall. It was the formal farewell address of what will probably prove General Booth's last visit to America. Leslie M. Shaw former secretary of the treasury presided. Governor Hughes was to have presided, but he was unable to be present and sent a letter to Miss Eva Booth, commander of the Salva tion Army in the United States, ex pressing his regrets, and paying a tribute to the general. The platform was crowded with men prominent in every walk of life. Former Secretary Shaw, in intro ducing General Booth said: "The history of Christianity may be related in the story of but few lives. It is given to but few men to live to see such great results of their labor of love, as General Booth has seen. 1 would suggest that the reason for his success is that he has preached a vital gospel that takes hold of men and makes something of them—a vitalising Influence that makes men realise that they are al lied with the great God. Great Preacher "I consider it a distinct honor to introduce to you the greatest evan gelist of our times, the greatest preacher the world has ever seen since Paul—General William Booth." The great audience rose to its feet and cheered. The address of the aged leader was a resume of Salva tion Army work. It abounded in anecdotes. At no time on his present for October. The chief of police re ported In addition $45 dog tax, mak ing $176. The Road Overseer report ed $40 road tax collected. Judge Main reported that the sec retary of the school board had de manded one-half of the fines and li cense accruing to the city during the past year but that he himself was as yet unable to make a report, and asked tor more time. O. E. Barr stated that $26,210 had been added to the assessment roll (which was $434,000), making It $460,000. This addition had been gotten from the railroads and telephone companies and even yet excluded the Consumers' company in part. F. L. Burgan, with others petition ed for a surface sidewalk along their residence property on Indiana street. It was granted. The profile of Government Way, extending back from the Spokane bridge, was accepted and placed on file. She Flew and He Crew. A sub primary teacher was engag ed In giving some practical demon strations In the English language yesterday which developed an amus ing Incident. She put the word ''fly'' on the blackboard and called on a pupil to give a demonstration of the word. The pupil started to her "eat, making a flying motion with hands and arms. In answer to the teacher's question the pupil said she "flew." The word "cry" was placed on the board and a pupil asked to demon strate it. Another pupil was asked what this one did, and he promptly replied that she "crew." Reniberry Kills Deer. Captain J. E. Rensbery became a typical nlmrod of early times, this morning, while in his launch at Mica bay. He was enjoying the pleasures of the lake when he noticed a fine doe weighing about 150 pounds not far from him. He turned his launch in tne direction of the swimming deer which he soon reached and succeeded in overcoming It with a few well directed blows. He brought it to his home and Is now enjoying the fruits of his efforts by dining upon choice venison. tour has General Booth shown great er vigor than during portions of the narration of his struggles to build up his organization. At the con clusion of the address State Supreme Court Justice M. L. Bruce suggested WILLIAM BOOTH that the audience rise and wish the general God speed in American fash ion by giving three cheers. This demonstration was led by Former Secretary Shaw, after which the Sal vationist leader expressed his thanks to the American people with a plea that they continue to cooperate with his army. SANTA IS PROSPEROUS A Growing Town in Southern Koot The town of Santa presents con siderable inducements to those desir ing to make investments. All that the town needs to render it a very substantial and progressive trading point to an extensive and resourceful district is the continued earnest and well directed efforts of its popula tion. A great future awaits 8anta. The town has an advantageous lo cation to grow up and become an im portant point for the upper 8t. Mar ies country. It is the most conven ient point for the logging operations now carried on and that are con stantly becoming more extensive and will continue for more than fifty years. Santa at present is prosperous and growing. More commercial business is handled here now than in any place of three times the size of Santa After a railroad traverses this region —and that period will soon be at hand—considerable more animus to commercial and building activity will be imparted. The country to which Santa is the gateway- is rich in agriculture. Farms are in a well advanced state of culti vation. Abundant grazing lands are on the foothills. For miles and miles the mountain slopes are heavily cov ered with choice timber, which Is be ing logged at the hands of large lum ber companies. It will take scores of years before the timber of this re gion is devasted by logging. When it is considered that three fourths of the cost of manufactured lumber Is expended in the timber country before the logs reach the mills, it can readily be understood the vast benefit the town of Santa receives from logging operations. Mining Is an Important industry in this region. Naturally the farmer makes the most convenient point the market for his products and therefore the ranch ers of the upper St. Maries country are found congregating at Santa. Rapid advancement in the settle ment of the country is going on and homesteaders are coming in at a rap id pace and It is here that they find cheap and profitable homes at the present time. There are now good ground floor chances for business and profession al openings in Santa, and the oppor tunity to make profitable and safe Investments should not be lost sight of.—Santa Times. ADAMS JURY SECURED RATHDRUM, Idaho, Nov. 6 — Special—When court convened at 2 o'clock Juror Bar to was further ex amined by the prosecution and pas sed. The venire of 20 men was present. H. H. Mitchell and J. T. Harlan wereex&mined and the latter was al lowed to remain. Attorney Darrow objected to the prosecution using a peremptory chal lenge In order to make It a part of the record and save an exception to the ruling of the court. Darrow al leged that since the law giving the state ten peremptory challenges was passed since the alleged commission of the offense of 8teve Adams, it Is ex-post facto and unconstitutional. Objection overruled and the excep tion duly filed. The state peremptory challenges Stoddard. R. F. Shaffer was excused and his place filled by H. F. House. The Jury was finally completed at 2:15 and sworn. Only four out of the 20 veniremen were used. The clerk read the Information and Walter H. Hansen formally opened the state's case. At the prosecutions' request, the court adjourned at 4 p. m. until tomorrow at 10 a. m Dance Ends in Row. Last Satirday evening the noc turnal festivities transpiring at the Kidd Island school house sc roes the lake, were seriously interrupted by a company of bacchanal Intruders, which culminated in a genuine buck et. lantern and general mixup A number of people of ail ages, from the babe in arms to the gray haired mother aad father, bad collected for a pleasant country hop. Things had gone very satisfactory until It was growing late when a number of men filled with boose entered the build tag which resulted la a genuine fight GIVE DEFENSE MORE TIME Kettenbach Attorneys Given 30 Days to File Papers. MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 4.—United States District Attorney Norman M. Kuick, representing tne government, and Forney A Moore, representing the defendants in ths Kester-Ketten bach-Dwyer-Robnet land fraud cases, stipulated and the court made an order that the government be allowed 30 days, from this date, prepare and serve amendments to ths bill of exceptions prepared by defendants' attorneys on the motion for a new trial. As is well known both the governuieul aud the defendants, dur ing the trial of these cases, at all terms of court, look stenographers' minutes of all the evidence Introduc ed. iu the now famous Wllliamson-Van Gassier laud fraud cases in Oregon this was also done. Later when the defense, on their motion for a new trial. Hied their hill of exceptions it was found to contain only a synopsis of the evidence and that lu narra tive form. This was not satisfact ory to the government and Prose cutor lieney and he proposed that ths transcript of the entire evidence as taken by the official stenographers for the government be inserted. This was allowed by Judge William H. Hunt aud an order to that effect was made. May Follow Precedent. From remarks made by United States District Attorney Norman M. Kuick yesterday evening during the preliminaries attendant upon filing the stipulation herein It may go to the same question In these Iduho cas es should Important differences arise in the stenographers' minutes. The transcript In the Wllliamson-Van Geasler case made three large printed volumes of 500 pages each, or 1500 pages In all. The transcript In the Kester-Kcltcubach cases is fully as large. These cases are known as 615, the Kester-Ketten bach-Dwyer conspiracy charges; 616, the Dwyer subornation of perjury, and 619, the Robnet case on the same charge, and cover 2500 typewritten pages, as filed by For ney H Moore In the motion for an appeal and the bill of exceptions ac companying Banie. Unless extended by the court the six months for com pleting all papers and motions In these cases will expire on December 15 next. It took Forney A Moore and G. D. Hodge, official stenographer for Judge Edgar C. Steele, four months to prepare their case in ap ! peal. amid the cries of babies, the screams of women and the cursings of men. until the midnight air was fairly ililed with the commotion. Finally a large Swede, around whom the fight cantered, crawfished Into a corner. Fourteen meu and two boys, undertook to dislodge him. Time after time they charged the 8wede but time after time he hurled lanterns and buckets simultaneously, kicking with his feet and striking with his hands until they were rout ed and badly discomfited. He was finally overcome by force of numbers But there was no more dancing and many a ruerry maker returned home without his lunch or a lantern to guide his weary footsteps. CONTRAST IS STRIKING Why there can be no Senotu Panic at Freaent. It has been shown by the Spokes man-Review that conditions through out the nation are radically different from the conditions that brought on the panic of 1893. We have now an abundant gold supply as against a shortage then; we have a gigantic balance of trade in our favor as against a balance against us In 1901 The country has good crops and fine prices In the world's markets. Here In the Pacific northwest the conditions are still more dissimilar. Two big railroad systems, the North era Pacific and the Union Pacific. In cluding the O K A N., were on the verge of bankruptcy before the panic broke In 1893. Tbe country was not rich enough to sustain them. Now all our railroads are overwhelmed with business and all of them are earning enormous profits. Spokane was still III prepared to stand a financial panic In IStl. (Cootiooed on ags 6) DOLLAR TRIAL UNDER WAY Denies Acquaintance With Parties to Conspiracy. MOSCOW Idaho, Nov. 6.—In ths reading of tha Indictment In the William Dollar land fraud caae It la alleged that William Dollar and Ar thur F. Swisher entered into a con spiracy with Dora Nalaon, Blma Pat erson. Bernice Poulkea, Jamea Ham ilton and four othars whereby they made stone and Umber filings, tha money to be furnished by Dollar, Swlaher and Preston, who were to ac quire their rights attar final proof was mads. Preston married and tha Peteraon woman sued for damages and breach of promlm. Failing In the case and made angry by Jeal ousy, Elms Peterson "peached" on Preston showing her connections with the Umber frauds. About this time an open rupture came between Preston and Dollar. Dollar denies knowledge or acquaintance with any of the above except Preston. This case is not attracting tha at tention that the famous Kester Ketten bach-Dwyer-Robnet cases did Probably due to the fact that tha de fendants In the present cam are not so well known as those in the prev iously tried c ases. The line of ques tioning Jurors by Prosecutor John son was along tbe following: Resi dence, occupation, length of resi dence, from what state to Idaho, have you used your stoue and Umber or homestead rights are you acquainted with the facts In the cam, or has any one with whom you have conversed staled to you what purported to he the facts in the cam, are you in favor of the enforcement of the land laws of tbe United States and do you think In the acquiring of United States lands that the laws should he strictly obeyed, would the fact that the goverment had gotten full price for lla lands, although Illegally ac quired by entrywen. Influence against the government, do you know any of the defendants In this cam, have you or do you have any transactions with William Dollar or the Exchange Na tional bank of Coeur d'Alene; do you know any of the atorneys for the de fense or does the relation of ciisnt and counsel exist, are you or have you ever been a Umber estimator or locator, have you formed or expressed an opinion, have you bias or preju dice, do you know of any reason why you can not serve on this Jury, have you any prejudice against a man be cause he may be rich or poor, Today Register Dunn, of the local land office Identified the records, fil ings and descriptions of the lands, mid to have been fraudulently obtain ed from tbe government. Ex-receiv INTEREST INCREASES Yesterday 2$ new pupils entered school, making a total attaadance at present of 1,220 pupils and an en rollment of 1200. Last year the to tal number enrolled during the en tire term was 1170, while thla year it is expected fully 1700 will be en rolled. Considerable eathi j ENGLAND'S WINSTON CHURCHILL The brUitoat young suteeman and anther, eon of the tote Lord Randolph | < burrblU who to going oa a motoring trip through tbe jangles of Africa. 11m picture repr esen ts him making a perch la the b e am ef----rirm er Major Warner corroborated Rag. later Dunn's Identifies lion. Alma Peteraon, the first wltnem for the prosecution, testified that aha filed on the alleged fraudulently ob tained lands at Preston's suggestion, who paid the money for proving up; however, she had obtained this mon ey hermit and had previously given the money into Preston's keeping, prior to recelveing back for proving up purposes. 8be claimed she had never seen Mr. Dollar but once which was when she stopped into the bank to Inquire the whereabouts of Prest on. This was after proving up. Dorn Curttoe, ths next witness, staled she took up land for Preston; that aha was to receive one half tha proceeds; that he met with all ex pense, and that aha neither knew Dollar nor seen him prior to making proof, but afterwards received $156 of the Exchange bank. Went Home Wrong Wajr. An Interesting event occurred last night which might have proven disastrous, if not serloua. had not the lake receded to a low point with in tha last few weeks. A stranger that had been filling up on boose, set out for home, driving e team and buggy. Instead of pro ceeding up 8herman street from neer Second street, be drove directly down Gunderson's dock, staling that be waa "going home." When he reached the end of the dock, the horses, buggy end man fall into about four feet of water from which unpleasant predicament they were rescued by the timely arrival of Mr era I ludtviduala. Planks wars thrown Into the water and so arranged that the team waa driven out again with out any serious consequences. How ever the men who had imbibed too freely, had been thoroughly cooled off In tbe lake water and had no further difficulty In "going home." Pythian Sister* Entertain. The Pythian Bisters entertained lest night at Fraternal halt, a good iy number of friends and members of the Order. A simple but pleasant program waa rendered and a choice lunch served the evening. It was a most enjoyable evening for all those present. Them social functions are productive of good results and this one was In keeping with the others. Robert Klrcbeval went to Hot Lake. Oregon, today to bring home G. W. Moure, who has been there for bis health for some Urns. voloped in the football game to he played Saturday on tbe local ground between Colville and Ooeur d'Alene high schools There will be only one other game played bars thla fall, and It Is sat for Thanksgiving day. Tbe local team has gone to much expense, aggregating fully $120, which the boys hope to ha met by e liberal patronage at the game hy local cltlsens. Much Interest la being taken due to the fact that Ben tall A Henry, two local merchants have offered a beautiful cup to the win ning team. Should this cup he won by the local uan, it to planned to place It oa exhibition la the high school and kept there permanently. Only students whom standard to high la their studies are allowed to ha members of the local football team. EUa D. Gales baa been employed by the school board to take charge of the Heutter school as principal. This glvm two teachers at that build ing. Mtos Gales oomss from Knlto pel. Montana, aad to highly recom Marley Fisher, the Jeweler, haa o fared a fine gold ring to the girl. < If a boy. a gold watch, who will pr mat the heat eaaay Dec. 1. on the su Jeet of "Coeur d'Alene; Past, Prenei and Future." Ttata to limited to grai pupils It to expected some excelled productions will he preseated.