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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 107 OOEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, DEOEMBER 11, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS REVOLVER SHOT KILLS BOY |Fat?l Accident at Lumber Camp Near Mica Bay Andrew, the non of Fred Holt, aged about IS years, was accidently shot Lis morning while showing his re volver to a friend at Camp 1 of the U. K. Lewis Lumber company. It is said the Holt boy left his jiomc a day or two ago. In company tiUi another boy, for the purpose of Vetting employment at the lumber tamps above Mica bay. Other than ibis bis parents knew little more of I tie sad ending. The I'ress reached H. B. Sheldon, uk keeper of the company at camp l by telephone who gave the follow ing account. ''The boy came Into lamp last night and Intended to go work this morning. Before the pen had begun work this morning Iml while all the crew was present, luting Holt was showing his 38 lmitli and Wesson revolver to one of he other boys, when it was discharg thc bullet passing through the (oily near the heart. He was at once pnt to the city. He never spoke af Vr the accident." The Defender brought the corpse Vto the city which will be cared for the Lemmer undertaking parlors. In examination of the body indicates pat the bullet entered the body near he left nipple, resulting In almost Istant death as reported by Mr. heldou. The coat was badly pow fer-burned, indicating that the re pl ver was close to the coat. I T. E. Hedal and the boy's father, Ift for the scene of the accident on ids afternoon's boat. It is not prob ple that a coroner's inquest will be hid althought that official has been ptifled. The unfortunate accident has rostrated the mother and father. [ The boy had been in the employ Fred Stevens for some time when le latter owned a print shop under lo First National bank. No funeral arrangements have len made. EMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETS ational Conference to Arrange for Convention. [WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Al lough the Democratic national com pile will not begin its session until |raorrow, it is stated on what Is eon ilernl good authority that the na I'nal convention will be awarded Chicago. St. Louis, Cincinnati, buisvllle, St. Paul, Minneapolis, pver, Atlantic City and Long inch. N. J., are also entered in the e. hut it is thought that they already out-distanced by the stern metropolis. Several of the nmitteemen have already arrived ' the meeting, which will be held in ie Arlington hotel. According to all indications drawn |" ni the attitude of the committee en now here, there is likely to be |He opposition to Bryan in the con Jntion as the choice of the party •he presidential nomination. The fill question will likely be the para lomit issue of the campaign, the Vmocratte leaders believing that I* time is now ripe for an attack on I 1 ' protective policy. | Tomorrow's meeting will likely be [real test of the strength between 11 'an and anti-Bryan elements 1 H>e committee, although the latter apparently foredoomed to defeat. I 1 ' 1 inis of Chairman Thomas Tag r rt declare that if Bryan is to be the r" .nee the Indiana man does not f' 1 " lo again serve as chairman of national committee, but that If [, m I.. Johnson of Cleveland is to be up as a candidate for the chalr j- nship Taggart might be a candi [ e 'tust him. and perhaps force **< tion of a third man accept ' ' Mr. Bryan and the com It'ee The name of former United r ' ^nator Pettigrew nas been nttimed as a possible candidate. [Much opposition to Mayor Tom '■-on as national chairmen has de among- the committeemen [ Party leaders. Some of the com J 't^men are strong in the senti ent that Johnson is not the man for PUre. They declare that while as been successful In politics. and is Democratic in many things, he is un-Democratie in others, and that only a ''thoroughbred" should be se lected to fill the Important position of chairman of the new committee. It appears now to be the purpose to hold Taggart prospectively In the race with a view of forcing Bryan to abandon Johnson for some man more acceptable to the members of the na tional committee. FAILURE TO PAY FOR ORES Declares the Rich Miner Should Wait for Cash. DENVER. Col., Dec. 11—Franklin Guiterman, general manager in the west for The American Smelting and Refining compt-ny, today denied the charge that the smelting company was seeking to retard the progress of the Nevada mines by refusing to pay cash for ore mined In that state. Mr. Guiterman said that it was true that high grade ore from Goldfield and other camps was not being paid for in full by his company, but explain ed that In the present condition of the finances of the country the smelt ing company finds it impossible to do differently. Some of the high grade ore from Nevada runs as high as $400,000 a car In value, he said, and should the smelting company pay cash for all of this their funds would be quickly depleted and every other mining section of the country would feel the effects. Cash was being paid for all low grade and medium grade ore from Nevada and other mining camps, he said, and 25 per cent of the value of high grade ore was paid on delivery. The balance on high grade ore was paid in 45 days, or when the ore Is finally treated. The rich miner, said Mr. Guiterman, could afford to wait better than the miner in medium circumstances, and the latter was the person the smelt ing company was seeking to protect. CONSIDER STEEL CARS Muter Car Builders' Association in Session. NEW YORK, Dec. 11.—The spec ial committee of the Master Car Builders' association on "steel pas senger car construction." of which A. M. Waltt of New York is chair man, is holding a special session at the rooms of the Transportation club here today'. This Is prelimin ary to the committee's report being formulated for the annual convention at Atlantic City next June. Master car builders from a distance, as well as eastern manufacturing centers, are taking part In the conference. Steel coaches have already been tried successfully on a number of lines and it is believed that the report will urge their general adoption, as being much safer for the public and, in the long run,' economical for the railroads. EDWARD PAYSON WESTON. Pedestrian of sixty-nine who started Oct. 29 to walk from Portland. Me., to Chicago, repenting a fast ha perform sd forty yanra ago. GEORGIE OAKES REPAIRED Will be pnt into Commiseien Within s few Dsj*. It is expected to place the Georgia Oakes in commission within the next few days. It has been thoroughly remodeled and rebuilt In the P. W. Johnson boat works. Large cylinder Umbers of 60 foot lenghths have been Instal led. replacing the old ones. The machinery has been thoroughly over hauled and placed In excellent con dition. Seven or more state rooms have been constructed and made very inviting. The state rooms were placed on the lower deck and fixed up to accomodate about eight men employes of the boat. Large hog poets and six hog chains have been built in the frame, making it strong and lasting. The Georgie Oakes is one of the old water marks of this locality. It having been built about 18 years ago, the cabins having been removed from the old Coeur d'Alene. It was nam ed after the daughter of President Oakes, of the Northern Pacific rail road. Her picture still bangs in the first cabin. In placing her into commission those In charge have been very care ful in providing an abundance of fire protection and means of escape in case of danger. Water hose, bar rels filled with water, hand and steam pumps have been provided besides hundreds of life preservers. George Groves, who has been Its engineer for years, claims It ts In ex cellent condition. He has been on the lake for over 16 years. The boat is 163% long with 30 foot beam. It is reported the boat may run as far as the head of navigation, a portion of the year, and will carry passengers regularly. SUNDAY REST LAW VALID BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 11.—The Sun day rest law Invoked at the last ses sion of the legislature was yesterday sustained by the supreme court. Without a dissenting voice the court finds the law constitutional In every detail and valid in all Its parts. The case was brought in the dis trict court here to test the law, the defendant being F. W. Dolan, pro prietor of a fruit and provision store. District Judge Wood held the law valid, and the case was appealed. This law provide that all general business places shall be closed on Sundays with all saloons, theaters and other places of amusement. There are certain exceptions, Bucb as drug stores and news stands, and those lines of business, the operation of which on Sunday is necessary for public convenience. BIG WRESTLING MATCH Large Crowd Greets Coleman and Bagley at Rink. A large number attended the big wrestling match last evening at the Princess roller rink. The men were to wrestle two out of three falls, with Herbert Smith as referee. It was an exciting match from the tap of the gong at 9 o'clock until the finish. Coleman was In perfect con dition while Bagley was not down to weight. The start was fast and In two minutes Bagley forced Coleman to the mat but failed to keep a good hold when he gained one for Coleman broke his bolds time after time final ly breaking away and assumed the aggressive showing wonderful skill in selecting bolds, but finally gain ing a fall by a side-arm and body hold. Time 28 ininntes and 40 sec onds. After n rest of ten minutes they returned to the mat and Bag ley again forced Coleman to the mat. Time after time Coleman with his limber shoulders slipped out of the full Nelson which would have proven fatal to a heavier and leas skillful wrestler. After trying in vale to secure a fall Coleman suddenly U»k the aggressive and Bagley showed great skill in releasing himself f-otn a dangerous crotch bold. Coleman secured a stomach scissors hold but Bagley broke away and saved him self from a seeming tneviuble fall. But all of Coleman's skill was now being put forth and he again down ed the Canadian with a side arm roil SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LARGE Of 1751 in District 1390 are Attend The number of pupils In actual at tendance In the public school are aa follows: Central building—boys 230, girls 218, total 4S8; Roosevelt—hoys 119, girls 93, total 212; Bryan— boys 10$, girls 109, total 218; Sher man—boy# 79, girls 88, total 161; Lakevlew—boys <1, girls 70, total 131; Park—girls 60, boys 60. total 110; Central annex—boys 18, girls 30, total 48; Heutter—boys 22, girls 26, total 48. Totals—boys 682, girls 678, both I860. Transfers—boys If, girls 24, total 40. Net enroll ment—boys 666, girls 664, total 1320. The census shows 1751 In the city. FEARS BANK AND LOSES $575 William Scroggin Drops Pone on the Country Rond. POMEROY, Wash., Dec. 11.— William Scroggin, a farmer living 14 milee south of Pomeroy, In the mountain district, lost yesterday on his way to town a purse containing $675 in currency and gold. He re membered putting the purse In his pocket upon leaving home, but mis sed it soon after his arrival in town. There ts much travel on the great er part of the mountain road, and Mr. Scroggin believed that the chance of his finding the money on the return trip was remote. About a month ago, at the beginning of the financial flurry Mr. Scroggin became alarmed and drew $500 out of the Pomeroy Savings bank and took It home for sate keeping. Yesterday he lost It with $75 which he had ad ded to it. He is a hard working man in rather poor circumstances and the loss to him is s heavy one. hold. Time 13 minutes and 60 sec onds. Those present were well satisfied with the exhibition and Manager Brown of the rink should be con gratulated on obtaining such good exhibitions. He has many attrac tions of the best obtainable for the entertainment of the patrons of the rink. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION Positions that are Open to Success ful Applicants. WASHINGTON. Dec. 11—Some of the Important civil service examin ations of the year are being held to day In cities all over the country. Among the vacancies which will be filled are the following: Matrons and seamstresses In the Indian service. A lsrge number of vacancies are to be filled, at entrance salaries ranging from $480 to $500. Nursery management and the cutting and fitting of garments are promi nent features of the examination. Cataloguers In the bureau of edu cation, deparmeat of the Interior. Two vacancies in the department at Washington at salaries of $800 and $ 1000 . Assistant superintendents of con struction in the quartermaster's de partment at large. Salaries $900 to $1,000. CARNEGIE ADDS $2,000,000 Makes Endowment Fuad to Institute Twelve Millions. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11—Andrew Carnegie has added $2,000,000 to the $10,000,000 endowment fund of the Carnegie institute. Announce ment of the fact was made at a din ner last night at the New Willtard hotel of the board of trustees of the institute, to which had been invited a number of scientists and men prom inent in public affairs. Mr. Carnegie was unable to attend today's meetings and n dinner, but sent notice of his donation in the following letter: "I have watched (he progress of the institution under your charge and am delighted to tell you that it has been such ns to lead me to add $2,009,000 to the endowment. "It has borne good fruit and the trustees are to be highly congratulat ed. In their hands and yours I am perfectly satisfied It la going to real ise not only our expectations, bat our fondest hopes, and I Uke this oppor tunity to thank one and all who have so zealously labored for It" BRIDGE FALLS SEVEN KILLED Many Workmen Struggle in the Icy Water BLOOMSUERG. Pa., Dec. 11.— | High water last night caused the col lapse of a new bridge In course of construction over the west branch of the Susquehanna river at Mifflinville, eight miles north of here, and result ed In the death of seven men and the Injury of nearly a score of others, two of them perhaps fatally. Forty men were at work on the traveler on the middle span of the structure when it collapsed. They were nil thrown Into the river. The dead: A. W. Fahs, Sell ins' grove; Charles Greluer, Selins' grove; Adam Nuaa, Selins' grove; Adam Trltt, Beaver valley; Irwin Updegraff, George town; Milliard Bowmen, Mifflin ville; George B. Feaux, address un known. The most seriously Injured: William Boyer. New York, back brok en. probably fatally hurt; Kay Sher wood, Kespomln, spine Injured and skull punctured, probably fatal; Per clvnl Keigbtcrback, leg broken; How ard Reighterback. leg fractured. Wil liam Mower, leg broker; Luther Eck er, shoulder dislocated; Cicel Shura, shoulder dislocated; Newton Dalton, general contusions; Hurry Goodllng er right leg broken; Jacob Johnson, fractured leg; John Fqeher, arm broken; William Welking, general contusions. False Work it Carried Ont. The collapse of the bridge was caused by the rapid rise of the river. The water rose during the day at the rate of almost one foot an hour, and debris carried down the stream by the flood struck the false work of the bridge and caused its collapse. A large tree trunk struck the false work just before the bridge fell. The accident occurred just at nightfall when the men were prepar ing to abandon their work. As a result the work of rescuing those who were thrown Into the wat er and caught In the mass of the twisted iron and steel was greatly retarded. The second span of the bridge was being erected and It was this that fell with the bridge travel er The bodies of four of those killed were found floating on the surface of the water entangled In the bent and twisted girders and Iron work, but the others have not been found Many of the men were caught a mile or more down the river before they were rescued. TROUBLE AT VLADIVOSTOK Celebration of Car's Birthday May Cause Biot. VLADIVOSTOK, Dec. it.—Rus sian authorities here are preparing for a great revolutionary demonstra tion tomorrow, the czar's birthday, which it is feared may culminate In one of the bloodiest outbreaks In Russian history. Large quantities BRIGADIER JAMI GENERAL ALLEN. Head of United States army signal corps who was a figure at tbs roeaafi aeronautic congress and who la ts charge of artuy experimental la air aav ot arms and explosives have bees discovered by the officials, hut the revolutionists openly declare that they have plenty more. As the result of the court martial last week of those who participated in the recent mutinies in this port, twenty-one persons, including a 17 year old girl, have been executed, thirty-four men sent to the galleys, 1 40 Imprisoned for various terms and five acquitted. The convictions fol lowed the discovery by the author ities of the membership hooka of the revolutionary society. The rebels also had plans of all the fortresses and military stores in their posses sion. Russian engineers are now engag ed In constructing barracks to ac comodate two additional divisions, and substantial Increases are to be made In the Baikal forces. Large forts and barracks are also being con structed at the mouth of the Amur. According to reports received here, the Russan destroyer which was cap tured by a mutinous crew was recent ly seen in the Sea of Japan. A Ger man steamer reported that It had been held up by the destroyer find forcibly deprived of a considerable portion of Its cargo of food sad fuel. OKLAHOMA SENATOR! Formally Elected at Joint Sceaion of Legislature. GUTHRIE, Oku.. Dec. 11.—Both bouses of the first Oklahoma legtta ture, meeUng In joint session today, formally elceted Robert D. Owen of Muskogee and Thomas P. Gore of Lawton aa the first repreeenUUvsa of the new state In the United 8talas senate. The proceeding waa a cut and-dried affair, aa Owen and Gore, both of whom are Democrats, had been previously selected by a primary and later a pointed by Governor Has kell. Gore has the distinction of be ing the first totally blind man la the upper house of the national legisla ture. ''Jimmie's Little Doras." At the Baptist church aext Sunday evening, Kev. C. H. Braden, formerly of the Grace Baptist church of Spok ane, will deliver a lecture, entitled "Jimmie's Little Doves." or "How he Came to Deoorats Jimmie Durkin's Windows." Rev. Braden is a very eloquent and Interesting speaker. Through the efforts of Mrs. Joann the director of the choir, special mus ic has been provided. The choir will be assisted by Mrs. C. F. Bchattner and Messrs. Bauve and Hahn. Mr. Hahn will sing a solo with a violin accompanlement. Everybody is cor dially invited. CITY IN BRIEF A. H. Anderson la In Wallace at tending a directors' meeting of a mining company of which he Is a stockholder. R. E. Lambert, of the Consumers company, la local correspondent for the Spokane Chronicle, vice R. T. Morgan, resigned. Two carloads of dump cam were received over the electric line and forwarded to contractors on the Chi cago. Milwaukee ft 8L Paul railroad being projected In the 8t. Joe coun try. The family of Charles Brebner, an old friend of Judge Alex Main, who recently came from Newbury. Michigan, fat expected to arrive in the city Friday. He recently pur chased the 8L Marina Ossetia. The Und contest case which began yesterday la the local office. Is being continued today. A Urge number of wltneases are being examined. E. E. Mills U contesting the rights of Mal lasa Middleton. The difficulty arose over the Uck of coincidence between the lines run by the local dtiseas and those of the United States sur veyors.