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V OLD ME 2, NUMBER 79 OOEUR D'ALENE. IDAHO, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7. 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS STATE'S WIT NESSES TESTIFY Darrow's Cross Examination Makes Points for Adams RATHDRUM, Idaho, Nov. 7.— Special.—Little interest was taken in ihe Adams case today, there being less than a half dozen present other than those connected with the case. Adams, who is charged with the murder of Fred Tyler, is keeping up remarkably well. The state's evidence was consid erably shaken this morning in many particulars. J. M. Gentry a timber cruiser, was the first witness called by the pros ecution. He claimed he was in that locality looking over the timber and had become well acquainted with the country. He was on a cruising trip in company with others when he came across the skeleton on section 12, near Eagle creek. A map was presented upon which he marked the spot where the skeleton was found, about 20 rods from the creek and one mile from Simpkln's cabin. He said where the skeleton wa§ found there is thick underbrush, fir and tamar ack. After examining the skeleton he claimed they did not disturb it but notified the officers, the latter ar riving July 28, 1904. He was not very positive. He said he thought the skull presented him. v.as the one found. The bottle was similar but it was filled with horse radish. He went into detail concerning the arti cles and the transportation of them to Wallace in charge of officers. On cross examination he stated that the position of the body was about one mile or 625 paces from Simp kins cabin and claimed to have writ ten down in a book the number of paces. Darrow asked, "As a matter of fact don't you know you never wrote in any book the number of paces that you took?" He answered "I don't think the number of paces were writ- 1 ten in any book." He also admitted | he was not at all certain about the bottle. W. E. Stansberry, an old cruiser of ] Coeur d'Alene, stated that he was ' present when the body or skeleton i was found. In a general way, he cor roborated the testimony of Gentry. He designated on the map the loca tion -of the skeleton. He was cross examined but little. Joseph Yager, Fred Tyler's brother-in-law of Santa, a shoemaker, claimed he did not know Adams at all. He said he saw Tyler in March, 1904. He swore Tyler ITINERARY OF FLEET WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—The fleet itinerary of Admiral Evans' battleship fleet on its voyage to San Francisco was made public at the navy department today. As hereto fore announced the fleet will assem ble at Hampton Roads on December 9, and depart from there December 16, touching on the way to San Fran cisco at Trinidad, Rio de Janeiro, Punta Arenas, Callao and Magdel ena bay. It is scheduled to arrive at Trini dad December 24, Rio de Janeiro January 11, at Punta Arenas January 91, at Callao February 18 and at Magdelena bay March 14. At each of these places it will remain from five to 11 days, except at Magdelena bay, from which place the date of departure depends upon the comple tion of target practice there. For the same reason the date of arrival at San Francisco has not been deter mined. The torpedo boat destroyer flotilla will leave Hampton Roads De cember 2. and because of their great er speed, more limited draft and smaller tonnage, these boats will 8top at many more places than the battleships. The stay of the torpedo boat des troyers at each port will be about four or five days. The itinerary con templated their arrival at various places as follows: San Juan, Decem ber 7; Trinidad, December 15; Para. December 26: Pernamuco, January 6; Rio de Janeiro, January 15; Mon was five feet tall which contradict ed the statements of Tyler's mother J. R. Thomas,'both of whom, together with himself, swore Tyler was five feet eight Inches high. When shown what he swore at the first trial, he said that was wrong. Yager claimed he recognized Ty ler's shoe by its eyelets, although in the former trial this was contra dicted by his own testimony. Knight asked, "From what you saw do you think this was Tyler's body?" Darrow objected to this ques tion on the ground that it was only an opinion. Judge Wood sustained the objection. This afternoon the Judge sustain ed Darrow in his objection to Knight asking what Yager's opinion was as to whose skeleton was found. George H. Root, a homesteader of Marble Creek, testified that he saw Steve Adams In 1904. That he attended a meeting at which the set tlers were present and discussed the Northern Pacific Scrip and the claim jumpers, Boule and Tyler being nam ed among the latter. How to dis pose of these two matters,were the only subjects considered. Jack Simp kins was present, spoke and intro duced AdamB as "Mr. Dixon." Simp kins objected to waiting for the court to act in ousting the claim jumpers. JOHN A. M'lLHENNY. United Suites civil service commis sioner tind former Louisiana state sen ator. who is President Roosevelt's bosl during bis hunting trip. tevideo, January 27; Punta Arenas, January 30; Talcahu Ana, February 20: Callao, March 4; Panama, March 16; Acapulo, March 28, and Mag dalena bay, April 6. As in the case of the battleship fleet the dates of departure from Magdalena bay and arrival at San Francisco depend upon the comple tion of target practice in the bay The flotilla will be commanded by Lieutenant Commander Cons. THE PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE Will They Win in the Great Coa ted That there Is a necessity for re form in business and political meth ods throughout the United States is recognised and conoeded. Almost if not every large municipality, and nearly if not every state is to a great er or less degree affected. The people had become tolerant of abuses by those leading in business and politics; they were apathetic. They did not and do not condone corruption and corrupt methods. They need an awakening. It was necessary that they should shake off their lethargy. They are stretching themselves now. They are awaken ing. Unparalleled prosperity and the unbroken dominance of one politi cal party afforded and were the prime causes of abuse of opportunities out of which has grown corruption. Sat isfaction with their own personal condition so far as immediate ma terial wants are concered, led by peo ple to accept quietly, if not to view with complacency, wrongs which their better instincts warned them were most dangerous and pernicious. This satisfaction with the material prosperity so abundant and general induced them to continue in power the political party under whose ad ministration it flourished. The un equal distribution of easy money did not disturb them much; they did not care if some were accumulating vast wealth so long as they were getting enough to make them comfortable. They knew that they were enjoying luxuries which had been denied them and their fathers before thpm, and they had no particular disposition to inquire how it was that a few were gathering to themselves weultb, nev er dreamed of in the world's history. Had the few been content with less, and granted the many there might have been no day of reckoning, pos sibly none being needed. The plain and unmistakable intent of the few to absorb all opportunities and deal them out to whomever they wished, much more than their accumulation of enormous wealth, forced the re volt and made possible the reforms. The many could see nothing In the future, if the few were allowed to continue their method of absorption, until every avenue of opportunity was closed to them, unless and until the gate were opened by a few, and they were allowed to enter and re main only so long as It pleased the few. As soon as the many really de termined to examine into the meth ods employed by the few to sieze and hold the opportunities which belong to the many a shocking condition was revealed. Corruption seems to have entered the most sacred precincts. The funds set apart for the widows orphans and supposedly held by the great life insurance companies as the most sacred of all trust, were used to enrich the custodians of the funds, and, as if in contemptable irony, to corrupt and debauch society. It is unnecesary to portray the extent of corporate abuse in detail; it is prac tically co-extensive with the coun try's area. The fact that corrup tion and corrupt methods are so widespread, while alarming, is not necessarily a sign of decadence. It does not afford just grounds for pes simism. The fact that the people are awakening to the true situation, and are determined to attack cor ruption, punish corrupt men and el iminate corrupt methods. Is the hope ful sign. This awakening and .de mand for reform is as widespread as are the abuses. in our great Northwest we have the railroads, the lumber trust, the lead trust and the sugar trust, con spicuously, which are enriching themselves beyond reason, and are using tbeir vast power to deaden the moral conscience of the people. In several states of the Northwest we have in addition the Mormon or ganization, the most corrupting, de basing and dangerous of all the trusts. The dlfficulttee which sur round us in the great conflict now going on are as great ms confront the people of any section. Our vast natural wealth and paucity of peo ple offered an Inviting field to or ganized wealth, and It la strongly In trenched. Yet the methods employed to secure this great wealth which nature had plaated here, and the use made of the power which these vast possessions give them have aroused the people. They understand their duty and their responalbllity. They are the culled people from the older (Continued oa page 6.) ADOPT BLOCK SYSTEM H. P. to Ini tall Superintendent Beamer'i Device. SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 7.—Dem onstration of the efficiency of the new block system and train dispatch ing rules originated by Superintend ent A. Ue&mer of the Northern Pa cific, In the trial juat concluded on the main line between Spokane and Marshall, la to be followed by Its ex tension over all the divisions of the road. Tne Northern Pacific has placed an order in the east for equipment to extend the block system to Rltzvllle. The equipment neceasary to Install the system on the dispatching dis trict between Spokane and Rltzvllle will Involve an outlay of 65500 for electrically controlled semaphore# to be placed at the 11 telegraph sta tions, the cost for each station being 6500. In the trial of the system on the experimental line It has developed that Us use will result in increasing the efficiency of the single track road 20 per cent. Contributions to rail way journals regarding the system have created much interest among railroad men in all parts of the coun try. From the expressions of belief in the practicability of the system, it is expected that it will take u promi nent place in the discussion of means for the prevention of railway collis ions, when that subject comes up for consideration at the next session of congress. It has been announced that the National Association of Railway Commissioners wil recommend to con gress the enactment of a law requir ing the railroads of the county to In stall block systems. That favored by the comlaetonera is what Is known us the staff system, to equip the rull roads of the country would cost about 6700 a mile. Resides being expen sive, the maintenance of this system, which is in use in Europe involves continually a heavy expenditure, the appliances being Intricate und neces siutlng the employment of men to Insure their being kept in order. The adoption of the A. R. C- block system, as contrived by Superintend ent iieamer, will reduce train opera tion to simplicity. It does away with the method of running by time card, train* being given clearance over the line between stations only on the au thority conferred by a block card is sued to the engineer and conductor by the operators at stations on the advice of the train dispatcher. L A W. H. MOVES FREIGHT Hauls CarltMd of Cement Blocks to Spirit Lake. NEWPORT, Wash., Nov. 7—The Idaho A Washington Northern rail road handled the first freight from Newport on Monday. A carload of cement blocks from the Craig fact ory was shipped to Spirit Lake und a carload of poles was taken for dis tribution along the line of the road. The company also has a steam shovel at work west of the city filling In the trestle over the Great Northern tracks. The Great Northern Is rushing the work of completing the rock cut just east of the city of Albany Fails. Work is also progressing rapidly on the piers and abutments of the com pany's new bridge over the Pend d Oreille river, and three steam shov els will be put to work next week making the fill at the trestle over the meadows. When this work is completed four bad curves will have to be overcome and the grade be tween Newport and Albany Falls materially reduced. English Sparrow* in Town G. P. Beard, who is somewhat of an ornithologist, claims he discov ered upon a Sherman street building three English sparrows yesterday morning. He says he is well ac quainted with the sparrows and rec ognized them nt once. Some time ago several appeared In Spoknne when the city authorities took steps to destroy them which was successfully carried out. The sparrow is very destructive to song birds, driving them out or destroy ing them. This Is sn oportusity for the mayor to writs sn elaborate ad dress or to issue s proclamation placing them under the ban. Today's news today If you rand ths Erasing. Prase. DOLLAR CASE COLLAPSES Evidence Does Not Connect Him With Fraud MOSCOW'. Idaho, Nov. 7.—Spec ial.—The government concluded its evbidence today at noon In the land fraud case of William Dollar. F. A. Krlbbs testified that he had looked for Umber and consulted Dol lar who told him where he believed there waa some. At Dollar's sugges tion, he sent his cruiser to cruise 2400 acres of Umber Und in Febru ary, 1604. He said Dollar told hint that he did not own or control It, but thought he could secure options for Krlbbs at 68 per acre. He aald the deeds were made to him direct from the owners. On cross- examination be swore Dollar had never said to him he had owned the Und. The last wltneaa refused to an swer questions, with which wltneaa the government concluded Its case. The court openly stated that they failed to see how the government had conneced Dollar with the alleg ed frauds. The defense will con clude its case tomorrow. Crossed the Country to Wad. SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 6.—After a journey more than half way across the continent Miss Anns A. Rent of MISS GLADYS VANDERBILT. Youngest daughter of the late (Tor nelltis Vanderbilt, who Inherited |I0, 000,000 and u III aoou marry a rich Hungarian count MEANS TO MOVE CROP SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 5 —To devise a plan for furnishing money to move the big wheat crop of the northwest, the Bpokane clearing house association ha* called a meet ing of all the bankers in the tnlaiid Empire, to be held In Spokane Sun day morning. Invitations will be sent out today, and it la expected f»ut not less than 150 banktrs, rep resenting aa many banks, will re spond. The meeting will be held in the large banquet room at Dsven LEMUffL ELY QUIQO. Maw York lawyer and former sen grasstnau who handled the "yellow dog" fond of the Metropolitan Street Railway company. Roanoke, Va„ was married to Frank W. Hill, a business msa of Beattie, in Spokane county court hones an hour after her arrival. The cere mony was performed by Hon. Henry L. Kennan, judge of the probata court, and paat exalted ruler of Spok ane lodge of Elks, of which order the groom la a prominent member. The couple met In Virginia several years ago, while me groom was traveling ,n the south, and tne marriage waa arranged to take place in Spokane because he could not get away frost his business to Journey to Roanoke. The bride said her trip acroaa the continent waa a delightful one, "and," ahe added, "whether they gueaaed It or if 1 showed it I cannot say, but the passengers on the trans continental traiu made the time paa pleasantly and the only regret I have Is that they were not ali at the wad ding." Hunt Fay* Coat The case In which E. E. Hunt, the young Englishman, waa held on the charge of hounding deer, waa heard today before Judge A. Ullxt. Coun ty Attorney G. H. Pott* recommend ed that the case be dismissed and Hurst discharged Inasmuch aa Hurst was not really guilty except perhaps technically. The dogs thst did the chasing did not belong to Hurst but ars reported to belong to Torn Hop pe i of Bpokauo who was not present either when the deer were chaaed or at the hearing. The case was dis missed on condition that Hunt pay ail cost which was agreed to. The cost aggregated 625.50. Surprise Mn. Jespenon. Mrs. J. Jeaperson had s vary pleas ant surprise executed upon her Tues day at her home at the Coeur d'Alene College, It being her birthday. About ten Spokane lad lee came on an Elec tric train and beeldee spending the day with her In a social way, she was presented a fine piece of silver ware by them. Several ladles about town also remembered her with tok ens of esteem. All In all ths day was a pleasant one, indicating the as teem with which she is bald. port's restaurant, convening nt 11:* 45 o'clock In ths morning mad tak ing luncheon before any business is discussed. In addition to providing a plan for moving the wheat crop, ths general financial condition and the relation which ths hanks shall main tain among themselves will be dis cussed. Discussing the purpose of the meeting E. T. Comau, vies prssldsut of the Exchange National bank, and a member of the clearing house asso ciation, said last night: "Since there has been no currency nvsiinble the movement of ths im mense wheat crop produced In the Inland Empire has been t.t a stand still. The buyers had no money and were unable to get any, and comm quently they bad to stop buying. The only wheat that has bean moved is that which has been stored In warehouse#. "Unless this crop, represaaUag millions of dollars, can be moved puickly and steadily and the grow ers receive pay for U. the result will be felt throughout the north want. For this reason the Spoknne clearing bouse has decided to call all of the bankers together to adopt a plan for the grain-buying to proceed. Just wbnt the plan will be 1 am unable to aay In advance, but the problem will doubtless be solved through ths medium of ths clearing house checks, which will be used by nil the »>»■*■ of the Inland Empire aa legal tender. "The importance of the meeting will doubtless cause the bankers to respond almost unanimously to the rail of the clearing house sad we expect to have practically evsry hank In eastern Washington, northern ld . abo and eastern Oregon represented."