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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 78 OOEUR D'ALENE. IDAHO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER ft, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS ELECTIONS ARE MUCH MIXED Democrats Carry Cleveland—Re publicans Win Kentucky CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6.— Mayor Tom L. Johnson was yester day elected for the fourth time as mayor of Cleveland in a hard-fought battle in which the republican tick et was headed by Congressman The odore E. Burton, chairman of the house committee on rivers and har bors. Chairman Baker of the repub lican committee conceded the elec tion of Johnson by 5000 plurality. The Johnson headquarters hold his majority at a higher figure, and the entire democratic city ticket is indi cated by 5000 or more. The dem ocrats elected a majority of the coun cilman. Congressman Burton made gains over the vote of two years ago, when William Boyd was the Republican candidate. But these gains will not be sufficient to overcome the strength of Johnson. Republicans Sweep Cincinnati. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 5.—By a decisive plurality and possibly by a clear majority over all competitors, Colonel Leopold D. Markbrelt, the veteran German editor and former U. S. minister to Bolivia, was today elected mayor of Cincinnati, on the republican ticket, and according to the early returns and had probably carried with him the entire repub lican ticket. The campaign had been an active one, but the feeling that Mayor Dempsey, who was elected two years ago by a combination of demo crats and municipal parties, but this year was the candidate of the demo crats only, was opposed by many for mer supporters, gave the republic ans additional support in their claims that the Dempsey administration had been a failure. In Other Towns. CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 6.—Returns show Turnbull, democrat, carries the city over Yost republican, and Mil ler, independent, by a large majority AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 6.—Early re turns indicate that Sawyer, demo crat, has defeated Beery, republican, for mayor. SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 6.— Unofficial returns indicate the elec tion of Burnett democrat, over Todd, republican. Toledo Reelects Whitlock TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 6.—Brand Whitlock was reelected mayor of Toledo yesterday by a plurality es timated at between 5000 and 6000. This estimate exceeds the figures of his initial plurality by approximate ly 2000. The fight was made upon the Issue of the franchises for street railway corporations along tne lines laid down by Tom L. Johnson, may or of Cleveland. Opponents of Whitlock put up an argument of law and morality en forcement. Elect Sheatx Treasurer PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 6 — The election In Philadelphia passed off very quietly, the republicans el ecting all their candidates by the us ual large majority. John O. Sheatz of Philadelphia, re publican, was elected state treasur er over John G. Harmon of Colum bia county, democrat, In Pennsyl vania by about 175,000 plurality This was the only state office voted for and a light vote was polled In nearly every county. Kentucky Republican LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Nov. 6 — Aug ustus E. Willson, republican candi date for governor, and the republi can ticket have been elected by ma jortties ranging from 5000 to 10, 000. and the republicans have car ried the city of Louisville for both state and city tickets. James F. Grlmstead. republican, is elected mayor of Louisville by 3500 majority. The next Kentucky legislature will have a democratic majority on Joint ballot, and presumably for Gov ernor Beckham for United States some talk of a bolt of some of the democrats to defeat him. lam in Nebraska OMAHA, Neb., Nov. *.—That M. B. Reese, the republican candidate, has been elected justice of the su preme court by a majority of 12, 000 votes. There was a falling off in the total vote of two years ago, when Letton, republican, was elected supreme judge over Hastings, fus ion, by 23,218 votes. Defeat Hearst Ticket NEW YORK, Nov. 6 —Elections yesterday passed off in comparative quiet. The returns from various sections show the following results: The Massachusetts republican state ticket, headed by Governor Curtis Guild, is elected. Guild's plu rality reaching 100,000. Henry M. Whitney, the citisens'-democratic candidate for governor polled a much heavier vote than Cbarlee W. Bart lett, the anti-merger democrat. New York state elects Edward T. Bartlett and William Bartlett, joint candidates on tbe republican and democratic ticket for justices of tbe court of appeals, over the candidates of the Independence league (Hearst). New York city elects the Tammany candidates by considerable major! ties over the Independence league republican fusion candidates. New Jersey Is claimed by both sides. The early reports indicated a plurality for Frank 8. Katzenbach Jr., democratic candidate for Govern but later returns show John Franklin Fort, republican, making large gains. The democratic state comittee claims Kattzenbach's elec tion, but Judge Fort does not concede the claim, and says the result Is close. The Maryland contest for the gov ernorship is In doubt, owing to the lateness of the returns. Chairman Vandiver of the democratic state committee claims the'state by 12, 000, and conservative estimates bas ed on meager returns give the dem ocratic candidate for governor a plu rality of 6000 to 8000. The Rhode Island returns indicate the reelectlon of Governor James H. Higgins, democrat, over Fredrick H. Jackson, republican, by a plurality estimated at about 1500 showing a democratic gain over the plurality of last year. Reform Ticket Elected. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6.—Re turns show the election of almost the entire good government city and county ticket, including mayor dis trict attorney, board of supervisors treasurer, auditor, tax collector, city attorney, public administrator, sher Iff, coroner and two police Judges The union labor party may have saved its incumbents In the offices of auditor and county clerk. Anti-Mormon in Salt Lake SALT LAKE, Nov. £.—Municipal candidates of the American (anti (Continued on page 6) AMTMONY N .RADY, ANTHONY N. SRADY ^ epersUoBS of F. Byan. the 1>te william C. Wbltuey and others to the testimony before the New Torh P«bUc service commission. MIMES PAY WEAR $5,000,000 Coeur d'Alene Mines Make Great Di vidend Record. Nearly 95,000,000 has been paid out to the stockholders of the com panies owning the producing mines of the Coeur d'Alene country during the ten months snded November 1. The exact sum for this period to ft, 820,000. Nearly 9t.50o.000 of this Is from the lead and silver mines of that dis trict, the only other mine that earned any dividends being the Snowstorm at Mullan, which declared $360,000 earnings on Its million and a half of stock. The largest sum paid by any one mine to the Bunker Hill and Sullivan, which paid fl.668.000 to Its stock holders. The Bunker Hill is capital ized for 93,000,000, while the Feder al Mining and Smelting company, which ranked next In total dividends, with 91,410,000 with Its four mines, carries 910,000,000 preferred stock and 920.000,000 common. The Hercules mine, above Burke, paid 9882,000. The Helca company declared 9440,000 and tbe Success mine paid its stockholders $60,000. The total of the dividends of the lead silver mine paid Its stockholders $4, 460,000. The aggregate capitaliza tion of these mines Is $35,250,000. Enforce City Laws. Considerable difficulty has arisen over the fact that some people per sist in letting their cattle run at large many of which intrude In the city park. The police have taken the effective way of ridding the city of this nuisance by arresting the owners of the property and bringing an action against them. Mrs. New ton Helm was arrested and gave $10 bonds for her appearance in the po lice court, on account of stray cows. It Is thought by arresting the owners rather than Impounding the cattle, It will work the desired effect upon the careless and Indifferent. STAR WITNESS IN DOLLAR CASE Defense Claims Government lias Made Weak Case. MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 6.—Spec ial.—Gilbert E. Preston, the gov eminent'* star witness In the land conspiracy case In which William Dollar Is a defendant, testified today, occupying the witness box the great er part of the time. Preston related his story at some length. He claims he went to William Dollar prior to proving up on the claims and asked Dollar If he would supply the money, but Dollar turned him down. After hunting around endeavoring to find some one who would supply the mon ey. he said a Mr. McCarty agreed to advance It before making final proof This was In January. 1904. in March of the same year. William Dollar paid Preston, so the latter claimed, $600 and A. F. Swisher, a like am ount, which Preston understood so he testified, was due him as his part of the land deal. The prosecution concludes Its witnesses with Preston Uttle Interest to being taken In the case. The defendanU claim the case Is very weak and the prosecution Is not as confident as formerly. Veteran Postal Cleck Retire*. Wilson Scott, the veteran railway postal clerk, who had the local run on the Northern Pacific between this city and Bpokane before the con structlon of the electric line. Is in the city visiting his son J. T, Scott He has Just retired from the service after a period of 20 years. He to one of the oldest railway posts! clerks In the country both in age and time of service. He ran Into Pittsburg dur ing the great railway strike of 187 and later had a rue from Newark. Ohio to Chicago He came west 15 year* ago and took a run out of Spok ane. HI* last service was between Pullman. Wash., and Geoeeee. Idaho When he entered the service the sys tem was crude and he has seen It grow to Its present perfected eosdl MEW LANDS OPEN Claimants are Lining ap for Novem ber 85. Already persona are lining up for the opening of township 50 north, range 6 west which lisa south of Poet Falls and to open for home stead only. Some of these settlers have resided as squatter* upon their claims for year*, having made num erous improvements and cultivated their lands to a more or less eitent. It to nearly all occupied that to of any value. One man and a woman have already taken their position at the land office door. This means they will be compelled to remain In line for 21 days, the longest ever recorded at the local land office. New Building by Mnaini J. 8. Green has received the con tract of the C Maslni building which will be erected on second between Lakeside and Coeur d'Alene streets, where the Treff Sash and Door fac tory stood. It la Intended to move the old buildings to the rear of the lot The new structure will be 50 by 70 feet containing two stories and a partial basement. It Is expected to be pushed to completion as rapidly as possible, contractor Green beginning work today. It will cost $4000. Cae sar Is a "pusher" and Is rapidly com ing to the front in buslneaa matters Swinton Badly Injured. Joe Swinton, an Austrian, work ing at Mica bay In the B. R. Lewis company's camp, was severely Injured yesterday and brought to town In the afternoon and placed In the hos pital. Several were felling a. tree which fell the wrong direction, strik ing against an adjaeeut tree and skidding In a manner as to overtake Swinton before he could make hts escape. He was suffering severely j when brought to the city. However, the extent of his injuries cannot be ascertained at this time. EXHAUST TIMBER IN 20 YEARS chief Fomt€r pj„chot Prophesies Destruction. WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -"In 20 years tbe timber supply In the Unit ed States on government reserves and private holdings, at the present rate of cutting, will be exhausted, al though It Is possible that the growth of that period might extend the ar rival of this time another fire yearn." This announcement was made to day by Gifford Plncbot. the govern ment forester who ha* Just returned from a six-month's Inspection trip, on which he travelled 10,000 miles In sounding his warning Mr. Plnchot urged that tbe danger should not be underestimated. He said that the United States uses more timber per year per capita than any other coun try and that every man, woman and child would be affected He decried the policy of discounting the future of the country by failure to protect the natural resource* and be advised each one who has not already done so to read President Roosevelt'i speech at Memphis on this general subject. Aik Congress for Money. About one-fifth of the forest area of the country to In forest rest but Mr. Plncbot called attention to the fact that as privately owned tim ber lands are better than the govern ment reserves, as a general rule, tbe government dot* not control one-fifth of tbe timber supply. Tbe forest service will ask for more mon ey and more men In order to extend the service, and wll push the work of reforesting the denuded Umber' lands. Mr. Plnchot says, however, that It to utterly beyond tbe possi bility of the service to meet tbe sit uation and prevent serious trouble. One hope entertained to tbe Appal achlan fore* and an effort will be (Continued on peg.- 6.) HEAR EVIDENCE IN ADAMS CASE State Introduces Witnesses, Among Them Tyler's Mother RATHDRUM. Idaho, Nov. 9.—The Jury which holds the fate of Steve Adams, charged with the murder of Fred Tyler two year* ago. In Its power to composed of the following men: H. F. House, a liathdrum rancher; Milton Piper, n Kathdrum rancher; Barto, a Sucker take rancher; Charles L. Diltimore, n Coeur d'Alene merchant; R. A. McArthur, n Mien bay blacksmith and rancher; John C. Carton, n Kathdrum rancher; \V. Garwood, a Ross rancher; S. A. Varnam. n Coeur d'Alene con tractor, C. A. Waters, a Coeur d' Alene boatman. Matt Miller, an Elk Prairie rancher and George Price, Post Fall* laborer. Oaly three of the original Jury of 30 remains and only two are unmar ried. The oldest man In the list Is Captain C. A. Waters, ths old Umar aud boatman of Coeur d'Alene. Ha to less than 60 years old. Jurors Price and Miller are the youngest men In the panel, being about 35 yers each. The trial proper began this morn ing at 10 o'clock beforp Judge W. W. Wood. All witnesses were excluded by re quest of the attorneys, excepting Mrs. Anuu Thomas, who was fortowlta placed upon the witness stand. J. Lllllard. an uncle of Stave Adams, or Baker City, and Mrs. Steve Adams were allowed to remain at the side of the alleged murderer. Mrs. Anna Thomas stated she came from Michigan to Boise about four years ago and finally to Santa. She claimed her son Fred Tyler, the mur dered man, came to the Santa coun try in Dec. 1903, and that she saw ber son Inst May 31. 1*04, and that he was 34 years old. Attorney Har row asked Mr*. Thomas If there was any particular marks upon the mur dered man by which he could be Id entified. She claimed there were. She claimed a joint of n little finger was extremely stiff due to playing base ball when be was young. She claim ed h to hands and feet were also ex tremely calloused and required reg ular (taring which she had been la the habit of doing The catlousneae had been produced by being frusen several year* ago. Tyler'* dress was very particularly described. He wore dark blue shirt, black bat and pants and tan colored coat. She said on May 31, the last time she saw him, he went to Santa where he re remained over night and returned to hts homestead about 20 miles up from Santa. She claimed she had receiv ed letters very often. It was stated by her that Gus Chrueeteln located him on this claim. The last time sbe beard from her son was July 15 1904. 5 , At this point Attorney Hansen asked to Introduce then# letters writ ten between them, which was done and then rend to the jury. Mrs. Thomas, who Is about 60 years old and of medium size, des cribed her son ns five feet, eight MAR V 9COTT MARTJt. Beautiful wife of tbe millionaire w T r """'T'' Al tu» Hartje. «bo figurm la eel diverts proceedings Inches high and weighing about 192 pounds. Hs had dark brawn curly hair with blue eyse. Mrs. Thomas identified the picture of the aou which the prosecution asked to In traduce. Harrow objected to Its In troduction on the ground that one cannot prove the Identification of n man. whose skeleton alone to pordue ed, by s photograph taken of him when alive. The objection wan over ruled and ths photograph was shown the Jury. She gave a description of her son when he was at work, and stated no relation lived near them except a daughter, Mrs. Yager, and a slater. Attorney Harrow during the cram ex amination asked if she knew Archie Phillips. 8b# said she did not. Shs was asked If sbe nad made aay prev ious plans concerning taking n home stead prior to going to that country. To which she replied that she had not. Sbe was ashed If she knew Chrueeteln and the Chamber* broth era. She said she knew tbe former but not the Utter. She was Informed this contradicted her statement nt Wallace which was made during tdama first trUL She was asked if she knew II. R. Lewis. She said not. She waa asked how much money Tyler bad when he went to Uke a homestead and to build a cabin. She said he had $19. Sbe was asked who supplied him with the uiouey. Sbe claimed the locator* (urnlabed the money. When Chrueatclu located Ty ler on the claim letter from Tyler to Mra. Thomas told her ir she needed help or medi cine to nek Chrueeteln, who would supply It for this to "our bargain.** At ths afternoon's session Harrow continued the examination of Mra. Thomas. She claimed she knew when the skeleton was found, where, nad when taken to Wallace, although she never went to see It. J. R. Thomas, n miner of Santa, was called He did not know Steve Adams but knew Tyler for three moths with whom be had worked In logging camp. Ills description of Tyler coincided with that given by Mra. Thomas, lie waa one of ths party going to the skeleton, the des cription of which he gave In full. He noticed tbe Injured finger and the calloused bands and feet. At this point the skeleton was brought Into the court room and ex hibited. Everything was Identi fied by Thomas. Attorney Harrow asked If he could identify the hair to which he mid he could. "How," asked the attorney. Because I once cut It." lie was asked If he had ever rut any other man's hair, to which be mid that he had. He was asked U he could des cribe any of the colors of hair of them men He mid be could not. He was asked bow tong he knew Ty ler. He mid three months. Its waa asked how long he knew Yager. He mid five years. He was asked what the color or his hair was. He could not tell. He was asked bow long he knew Williams. Hs mid thrm years. "What to ths color of bis hnlrT" said Harrow, tie admitted he did not know. Numerous eases were cited with the muie results Eagles Hold Meeting. The Eagles held a most pleasant and enthusiastic meeting last even ing In Bander's hall, which was well attended, much bustacua being done. The officers elected for the ensuing term were O. M. Butcher, worthy chaplain. Frank Cooper, outside guard. Ernest Blanchard and Guy ■•arise, trustees it was decided to hold a smoker la the near future. Mow Omen House Herman Molkeathia, residing in the north end of the city, has nearly completed tbe construction of n green bourn, 24x40 feet He expects to bundle early spring plants nad i^ alnrly produce vegetables such as lettuce and radishes He will allow neighbors and friends to store away la It their tender plants and shrubs during the winter. It will be bunted with hot water, tbe plant of which i*» buing Installed at present.