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The Cceur d'Alene Press.
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
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,
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
Elect Sheatx Treasurer
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
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.
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)
^ 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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
chief Fomt€r pj„chot Prophesies
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
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
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.)
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
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.
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
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
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.

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