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V OLUME 2, NUMBER 104 OOEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1807 PRICE FIVE CENTS TROOPS IN GOLDFIELD Excitement is Intense and Sheriff Has Disappeared GOLDFIELD, Nev., Dec. 7.—There lis intense but suppressed excitement ■in Goldfield today over the arlval of It he l'nited StateB troops in the Gold [lielii camp. It is the only subject of ■onversation. Miners' union hall has en filled all day and crowds fill the Sidewalks find streets in front. [There has been no demonstration to Speak of, though some excitement preated by the hotheads, who talk of rhat they will do. The miners |hought the reports of troops was all bluff, intended to intimidate them ^nd they have only come to a realiza lon of the real situation within the tst few hours. They seem dlscon prted and nonplussed, as events have fappened and swept along too fast or them. They are certainly unpre lared for the present turn of affairs. President McKinnon of the local Miners' union, a brother-in-law of filllam D. Haywood, is in charge of be miners' campaign. Vincent St. Dhn has been in the hospital for sev b'al weeks, as the result of a gun hot wound received in a duel be veen himself and another labor lead but he is ready for duty now. Sheriff Disappears. Sheriff Ingalls and his force are hsgruntled at the coming of the yoops and this afternoon the sher disappeared and his whereabouts ! unknown. It is conjectured his Ction has an important bearing on |ie present situation. Before he left > said he knew of no trouble in sldfield and that the call for troops ras made over his head. The sher and his forces have always been barged by the mineowners' associa on as being more than friendly to lie miners. He Is one of the owners one of the largest saloons and Bumbling houses in Goldfield district, past spring during the strike hun eds of striking miners were sworn as deputy sheriffs and armed. NEWS FORECAST ^nie of the Important Events of Next Week. NEW YORK Dec. 7.—Perhaps the jost important event of the coming ■ek, from a political standpoint, II be the meeting of the Denio itic national committee in Wash |gton next Thursday, to select a ace and time for the national Dein fcratic convention next year. St. ^uis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Chicago, Paul, Minneapolis, Denver and tlantlc City are among the appli bnts for the honor of entertaining lo convention all will probably send kpresentatives to next week's corn lit tee meeting. It is understood lat St. Louis is favored by the Bry adherents and that they will ring their influence in favor of that y. Louisville and Denver are also iking strong bids for the gather and Chicago will probably put a strong fight. Reception for Taft Secretary Taft, who is now corn ering a tour of the world by way of bpan. the Philippines, Siberia. Rus Jn and Germany, is expected to ar |ve in New York the latter part of ext week and will be honored with great reception. The demonstra >n in this city will mark the formal lunching of the Taft presidential Vnpaign which will be carried on lith vigor until the national con trition meets next June. Pacific Armada Gathers [ The great armada of American trshlpa under command of Admiral job ley D. Evans, which on Decern - 16. will sail for the Pacific, will emble in Hampton Roads Monday. k*eral of the veaaels are already at rendezvous, and while a few may ^t be ready on Monday, Admiral pans has stated that the sailing or will positively be given on the te set. The cruise will cover 13. [2 ®Ues, all told, and the fleet -will touch at Trinidad, Rio de Janiero, Punta Arenas, Callac and Magdalena Bay. The coming will be occupied in completing the final preparations for the trip and the review by the president on December 16. Governor Hughes to Speak. Governor Hughes of New York and Governor Stuart of Pennsylvania will be the guests of honor and will deliver addresses at a banquet to be given by the Pennsylvania Society of New York in this city on Thurs day night. It Is expected that the af fair will do much toward bringing Governor Hughes Into the limelight as a presidential possibility. Republican Governor. Kentucky, the famed land of blue grass, Bourbon whiskey and undilut ed Democracy, will have a republic an chief executive after next Tues day, when J. C. W. Beckham retires from office, to be succeeded by Aug ustus E. Willson, the Republican who was successful in last month's election. It is thought that ex-Gov ernor Taylor, who fled to Indiana when threatened with arrest for complicity in the Goebel murder, will return to Kentucky for trial when Governor Willson assumes office. Civic Federation Meeting. The National Civic federation will meet in annual session in New York on Monday and Tuesday. Cur rency reform, life insurance and postal savings banks will he dis cussed. Reports will be presented on the work of the public ownership commission the conciliation and Im migration departments, the Investi gations of the conditions surround ing the employjs of the government at Panama, from the industrial ec onomics department on the lesuit of the recent coif-ireuea on trusts and combinations fn Chicago, sind the joint chiH labor committee, formed by de'6gates from the Na tional Manufacturers' association, and the American Federation of Lab or, the General Federation of Wo mens' clubs and the National Civic Federation. National Beverage Show. America's first national beverage show will open in Chicago Tuesday and last to December 21, inclusive. Every known beverage, both alchollc and non-alcoholic, will be on exhibi tion, and the methods of man ufacture and preparation for the market will be shown. It is alleged that the temperance wo men of the city will hold a rival show In an adjoining building. Sporting Events. Among the important sporting ev ents scheduled for the coming week are the meetings of the National la-ague of Baseball clubs on Tuesday and the Metropolitan Gold associa tion on the same date. Both meet ings will be held In New York, the former at the Waldorf-Astoria and the latter at Delmonico's. GRANVILLE R. FORTESQUE. Lieutenant Fottesqne. a relative of President Roosevelt and an officer In ffie regular army, baa been detailed to instruct tbs rural** of tts Caban an; ORIGINAL HOMESTEAD ENTRIES With Two Exceptions, the Largest in the History of the land Office. The records at the local land office reveal the unusual fact that during November, 1907, that there were more original homestead entries made than during any preceding month In the history of the office, barring two months only. The number during the month just closed was 101. The two months ex ceeding November 1907, were Octo ber 1903, and July 1905, the last be ing the largest, there being 197 en tries made. When these numerous entries were made there were many townships opened, causing an unpre cedented ruBh for land. This is claimed to Indicate two things, that there is a big demand for land and many easterners coming in and are ready to occupy land here tofore considered of little value. MOTOR BOAT SHOW 0FENS Much Interest by Army and Navy Officers. NEW YORK, Dec. 7.—Visitors to the National Motor Boat show, open ing tonight In Grand Central Palace and continuing through the coming week will see the largest and most complete collection of motor and power boats, motors and accesories ever gathered together In one build ing on this side of the Atlantic. The applications for space have greatly exceeded the area at the disposal of the management. A great deal ol Interest is being manifested in the exhibition by navy and army officers, many of whom are here for the op ening, as are several diplomats and representatives of foreign countries. 1 j | MANY MINERS PERISH MONONGAH, W. Va„ Dec. 7.— That not less than 400 miners were killed by an explosion of black damp in mines Nos. 6 and 8 of the Consol idated Coal company of Baltimore, at this place yesterday, is now con ceded by those who take the most hopeful and most conservative view of the disaster. Of these victims six dead bodies had been taken from mine No. 6 at midnight and 65 others were piled up in the entry awaiting completion of facilities for bringing them to the surface. From mine No. 8 at the same hour 14 bodies had been remov ed and a number of others are ready to be brought out as soon as arrange ments can be completed. Five rescue parties, with 10 men to each party, are working like Troj ans at different parts of the mine t< the end that every nook and corner be reached in the shortest possible time. There is a large force of ex perienced miners for this work, and mcintosh bound over In the case of the state of Idaho versus Angus McIntosh in which L. J. Murphy charged McIntosh with ob taining money under false pretenses, was decided this afternoon by Judge Bllxt, who placed Mcintosh Under $300 bonds for his appearance in court at Rathdrum. This case originated in the locating of certain timber claims In Stevens county, Washington. It is claimed Murphy with others during August employed McIntosh to locate them on claims; that he was shown good timber on one claim but the descrip tion given him by McIntosh, he claimed, did not correspond with the land he was shown. He alleged the land upon which he filed had little timber, not to exceed 1,000,000 feet although he claimed he was promised over 2,000,000 feet. Another case is before Judige Bllxt of a similar nature. It was filed by J. L. Robinson and will probably be con cluded' next week. McIntosh was securing the bonds this afternoon. Commandry Electa Officers At the regular meeting last even ing the Knight Templars elected officers for the ensuing year. They are: C. D. Warner, E. M.; J. M Eld er, generalissimo; F. D. Winn. Capt. Gen.; T. A. Daughters, prelate; George Faxette. S. W.; R. T. Mor gan. J. W.; S. G. Sargent, treas.; George OtL recording secretary. The remaining officers are appointive and will be filled at the next meet ing. The local Com man dry will hold special Christmas services st the OPEN NEW CLUB ROOMS An Attractive Home for the Commer cial Club. On account of an unavoidable ac cident just before going to press the writeup of the Commercial club smoker in celebration of the opening of the new quarters was not publish ed yesterday. The rooms were auspiciously op ened to members with a smoker which was largely attended by mem bers including leading buslneas and fes8lonal men of the city. No attempt was made to transact business, hut the evening was devoted to a social time and friendly visit between mem bers. Two new tables, billiard and pool had been installed by the secretary among the other comfortable and at tractive furnishings, and these afforded a popular diversion to many. Cards, checkers and other games were enjoyed. Light refreshments were served Including sandwiches and punch. The rooms are most comfortable and inviting with their rugs, easy chairs and other furnishings. A set of rules are posted which will he strictly enforced. These cover the methods of management and all de 1 tails for the proper government of the club rooms. Much credit Is due j the secretary for his successful of | forts In fitting up the rooms. The ladles of 8t. Luke's church will hold a sale and dinner on Sat urday, Dec. 14, at the Baptist church parlors. The supper will be served from 6 to 8 p. m., during which time the sale will be In progress. they are working in relays with turns owing to the accumulation ol gas, which prevents the men from remaining long In the mine. Pres ident Oscar Murray and other official* of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad were In New Martlnsburg. W. Va., 85 miles from here, on an inspection trip when they heard of the disaster. They immediately ordered their spec ial train to run to Monongah, arriv ing here tonight. President Murray upon his arrival conferred with the officers of the mining company and offered on behalf of himself and the company any assistunce that It war possible to render. Clarence W. Watson of Baltimore, president of the Consolidated Coal company, was at Foresburg, Md., and immediately chartered a special train to bring him here. After con ferring with the mine superintend ent and other local representative* of the company, he said there was no doubt that 400 lives were lost Temple, Christmas morning at 9 m., according to the order of the Grand Encampment of the United States. It Is determined to hold special Installation services at the next meeting, Dec. 20 to which all Sir Knights and their ladies, and Im mediate families are cordially Invited to be present. The local Commandry Is In a good healthy condition and is growing rapidly. FIREMEN ELECT. Will Hold Annual Ball February 22, 1908. Last night the firemen elected of ficers for the ensuing year. They were George H. Buscher, president John Fredericks, vice president; Frank Bishop, chief; It. F. McDonald assistant chief; Leroy Weston, sec retary, Charles Perrenoud. treasur er and captains as follows: Hose company No. 1, William Farr; 2 Frank Cooper; 3, F. Perrenoud: 4. E. Chalne.v; hook and ladder, Paul Per renoud. It was determined to draft a new set of by-laws and a committee was appointed wltn that purpose in view It was decided to hold the annual ball on Fed. 22, at Blackwell's pavil ion. The attendance last evening was Isrge. The companies are made up of first class men and the results here tofore have been most satisfactory. PETTIB0NE JURY CHOSEN Darrow and Hawley are Satisfied with the Members BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 7.—The Jury which will try the case of George A. Pettiboue for complicity In the mur der of former Governor Frank Steun enberg was completed and sworu In this afternoon. The jury ia us fol lows; J. H. Frasier, aged 25, student; E. L. Evans. 38,farmer; A. A. Tltlotaon, 29, merchant; W. A. Palmer, 40, liv eryman; William Stahl, 69, pi*aapeet or; Newton Carpenter. 36, carpen ter, 36, carpenter; Joseph Singer, 48, placer miner; A. C. Boot, 52, print er; Charles Wllmot, 45, farmer Ar thur Estes, 38. farmer: C. R. Hniend, 29 liveryman; J. II. Gnrrlchl. 40, butcher. Boot is an active member of the Boise Typographical union, Both Clarence Darrow of the de fense and James H. Hawley, for the prosecution, expressed ratlsfuctlon with the Jury. The defense used hut seven peremptory challenges and the state nine, each side being allowed ten by law. Six days were consumed In impan eling the Jury and 80 talesmen were examined. In the Haywood trial it required more thuu three weeks to obtain a Jury and 320 talesmen. The opening statement of the state will be raude Monday morning by J. II. Huwley mol the taking of evidence wll begin Monday afternoon. Harry Orchard will probably take the stand Tuesday. Darrow not Superseded. To the reiKirt that he Is to be super seded as attorney for the Western Federation of Miners, Clarence Dar row stated today that he had never been employed us general attorney for the federation, his employmnt ex tending to the defense In the pending Idaho caaea, with which he will con tinue until they are dlsitoaed of, uu less his health which continues bad, should prevent. He said that If Judge Hilton had become general counsel for the West ern Federation. It must be as sucres sor to Richardson, who refused to work with Darrow In the Idaho cas-* es Mr. Darrow still has trouble with his ear, on account of which several operations have been performed. A Mr. Hill of the Big Prong Min ing and Milling company, arrived In town last night and report* that the copper ledge of that company waa atruck last evening. 11 means 4 00 feet of tunnelling and wlnzlug for the company. The ledge was also uncovered 2200 feet up the gulch The lookout Is splendid, the output being of a high grade of copper. AFRAID-OF-A-Vt >R. Bight guard and one ut l* star play er* of the Carlisle foutbad team. COMPLAINT AGAINST DRUGGIST Charged with Selling Liquor With out u License. This afternoon Mrs. J. M. Anderson filed a complulnt against Hugh Whit aker, of the City Drug store. In Just A. V. Chamberlin's court, charging him with selling liquors without a license. It Is claimed that Mrs. Andereon'a two eons, Wallace and Hoy Kldwell, two boys about 18 and 15 years re spectively, purchased of him a bottle of brandy, paying him for It 60 cents. This occurred last night. It Is said. It la claimed the boys became Intoxicated and were finally lodged In jail today. The outcome of this case will be watched with interest for it la said others have violated the law in a sim ilar way. APPEAL TO THE WOMEN Wants Commercial Clnb Buffet Closed. To the Officers and Member* of the Commercial club: 1 hear from var ious sources the many congratula tions you received on the opening of your new rooms. Did you not also catch a tone of anxiety from the wives and mothers over the fact that a bur waa to be opened os well In your otherwise pleasant and comfort able quarters? There are many young men just entering the business Ilfs of our city whisie ambition It Is to meet socially and converse with our prominent and auccassful business men. Can we hope for one moment that some of them will not follow their exam ple of drinking for it surely Is «x peetd to he patronized or zuch a de partment would not have been Instal ed, and no one ever knew a young man to willingly follow the example of u gutter drunkard; but the gen teel (?) drinker Is always the more dungerous. We women have our club and after noons to meet our lady friends, and our rooms are an acceptable place for many men. especially those whose families are not here, to meet and form the acquaintance of stranger* and frlnds as well, and to praise the attractions of our beautiful city. I admit In this country of animat ed discussion on the Mormon question und where the atmosphere Is occas ionally polluted by rumors of poly gamy, It may be a bit monotlnoua to some husbands and fathers to come home to the sume old wife and family of children, but I for one feel that all but hub-bub and nolae la a tame com parison to this question of a bar In connection with your Commercial club. 1 also question If it ha* been of great encouragment to our club wo men and their Library committee who have so zealously and faithfully worked for our public library with the aim of haring one place open where all may step In from the damp and storm and enjoy the friendship of l>ook». papers and magazines. Aside j from that the only place being the saloons of our city. I ask all wives and mothers. If this sppeai strikes an answering chord In your hearts, to use whatever little talent God has given u* to plead and work to discon tinue the bar In the club rooms, for • bis I# an Instance where It needs nr, state legislation, only determination that our city shall not build upon a foundation of sand. Signed by one who has the finan cial prosperity of Coeur d'Alene at heart at truly a* any member of your clnb. A WOMAN. The Woman's club held a moat pleaaant social meeting yesterday afternoon at the close of the business session. About 30 public school teachers were the guest* of the occas ion. The program pertained to a con siderable eztent to the Chri-tmaa season and was exceedingly well rendered, being In charge of Mrs. O. O. Young. A large number waa in attendanca.