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The Cceur d'Alene Press.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Will They Win in the Great Coa
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
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.)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Youngest daughter of the late (Tor
nelltis Vanderbilt, who Inherited |I0,
000,000 and u III aoou marry a rich
Hungarian count
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
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
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
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
"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."

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