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COEUR D'ALENE EVENING PRESS
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 803
OOEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO. THURSDAY, JULY 80, 1908
HOT CONV ENTION
Anti-Mormon Democrats Drilled
Under Steam Roller
The democratic convention of ,
Kootenai county, which met in Har
rison yesterday and after appointing
the usual committees took an ad
journment until 3 o'clock, reconvened 1
later for the purpose of completing !
It was almost 4 o'clock when Tem
porary Chairman McCall called the
convention to order and the report
of the committee on credentials was
submitted showing the following en
titled to seats in the convention:
Athol—S. H. Watkins, T. Trauger.
Coeur d' Alene—W. J. McClure, W.
B. McFarlapid, J. L. McClear. Earl
Sanders, Qfnanuel Hoelzel, George
F. Steele,'Joseph WelU, Magnus ln
gulind, V. W. Platt, Fred Wilson, O.
O. Voung. C. A. DeSaussure, W. W.
Fernwood—C. W. Leaf.
Harrison—Steve Marlet, John
Woods, C. S. Manring, Geo. Roberts,
L. W. Avery, Fred Davis.
Kootenai—Samuel J. Yearout.
Lane—M. K. Wall, R. D. McKInnis.
Lewis—E. N. Jellum.
Lake Creek—Dan Tait.
E-airie—John T. Reilly.
Host Falls—Titos. J. Russell, A.
J. Shanks, F. A. McCall.
ffethdrum—T. L. Quarles, Edwin
McHfee, Fred H. Bradbury, Martin
Poison, A. Cook.
Sherman—Henry Heyn, N. D.
Wefnette, Boyd Hamilton, Andrew
Anderson, C. C. Fuller, Geo. Ford,
Thos. Parker, Levi Laird, Peter Die
trick, L. J. Columbus.
State Line—E. A. Michael, Charles
St. Joe— James V. Hawkins, Wil
liam T. Lynch, L. W. Thompson.
St. Maries—A. A. Darknell, S. L.
McFarland, John Skelton. John Bol
Wolfe Lodge—Adolph Molstead.
The committee on temporary or
ganisation and order of business re
ported in favor of making the tem
porary organisation permanent; in
favor of adjourning the convention
to September 12. after selecting the
delegates to the state convention, and
postponing the report of the commit
tee on resolutions to the time of hold
ing the adjourned session, at which
time it also recommended the nomin
ation of a legislative and county
ticket. Edwin McBee submitted a
minority report providing for the
nomination of delegates by selecting
five from each commissioner district
by ballot. After much heated dis
cussion the convention decided to
consider the report of the majority
section by section and things went
smoothly, the machine running with
out apparent frictiou until that por
tion was reached providing for the
method of selecting the delegates to
the state convention. At this point
the discussion became acrimonious
and very heated. The anti-Dubois
combination, under the leadership of
Bill McFarland, brought out the
steam roller and proceeded to crush
the anti-Mormon delegates according
to previous promises, and every time
the roller was put into service it
seemed to create greater satisfaction
in the ranks of the majority, the del
egates apparently enjoying the pleas
ure of seeing such old line democrats
as McBee. Cook. D. R. McKinnis.
John Wood, Geo. Roberts and others
who had loyally fought the party's
battles, sizzling under its heat and
In defense of the rights of the com
missioner districts to select delegates
from each to the state convention, in
accordance with the time honored
custom of the party. John A. Wood,
of Harrison, took the floor. "The
delegation from Coeur d'Alene." he
said, "is here for the purpose of
dominating this convention and tak
ing everything in sight. These dele
gates held a caucus in that city a
night or two ago in which all were
pledged to stand by each other and a
slate has been fixed up for this con
vention to swallow." He further
charged Coeur d'Alene with wishing
to postpone the nominations for the
purpose of making promises to coun
try delegates in the shape of a dis
tribution of the offices and to give
them the votes to control the delega
tion to the state convention. He
charged the majority with having
constructed a machine greater than
any the republicans had ever operat
ed and said that the bosses had nam
ed the committee of three who were
to select delegates to the state con
vention according to the program
arranged at the Coeur d'Alene caucus
and that it was not fair nor demo
cratic. Wood threatened to retal
iated on Coeur d'Alene by opposing
county seat removal and made some
strong threats along that line. By
the time he had completed his re
marks the convention had reached
the boiling point and all were made
aware that something was liable to
happen. Personalties were handed
back and forth with a freedom that
threatened more vigorous measures
if something were not done.
Earl Sanders took exception to the
remarks of Wood and became very
personal toward McBee. who had in
jected a few remarks into the discus
sion.' "I am sorry," said Mr. Sand
ers. "to see delegates inject the coun
ty seat removal question into this
convention as we had hoped to keep
it out and I deny the charge that
Coeur d'Alene wishes to run this con
vention. We did hold a caucus in
Coeur d'Alene to decide on what to
do and what we wanted and passed
resolution to not ask for any of
the offices. Neither do we want to
control this convention and the in
jection of the county seat removal
question only promotes discord and
the matter was brought by McBee,
who came to Harrison yesterday for
the purpose of stirring up trouble.
He came here and lied to you |>eople
and to the delegates from other pre
cincts." With the passing of the
lie a dozen delegates or more were
on their feet clamoring for recogni
tion and calling for order. Senator
McClear tried to pacify them by stat
ing that personalities were out of or
der and should not he indulged.
Deliberately, and with more cool
ness than those about him, McBee
took the floor in self defense and
said: "I did not intend to take much
part in the discussion, but 1 resent
the accusation of Mr. Sanders us un
just and false and since he questions
my truthfulness 1 charge him with
having gone to John Snider, who is
present without credentials from Med
imont precinct, and telling him if
he would stay by the anti-Dubois peo
ple he would be seated In the con
vention." This brought a denial
from Sanders and Snider was appeal
ed to for a statement and be confirm
ed McBee in his charge. McBee fur
ther said that "the faction ill control
of the convention had denied that
there was a caucus for the purpose
of fixing up a slate, but the chairman
had come to the convention with the
list of committees in his pocket al
ready prepared by the Coeur d'Alene
crowd. I do not believe in a cut and
(Continued on page four.)
WILLIAM C. KERN.
ftve-year-okl son of the Democratic
Candidatc for the vice presidency.
Special Officers Gone and Matuiys
NEZ PERCE, Idaho, July 30.——
Telephone operators who bofrteuded
bootleggers by warning them of the
approach of government officers will
probably face a serious charge, as
Special Officers Sain Cone and Joe
Matuiys are here investigating the
action of some operators who fur
nished Information which enabled
one bootlegger to escape in the raid
of July 2.
By aiding bootleggers to escape
the full success of the raid was spoil
ed, and the telephone girls who ad
vised of tho approach of special of
ficers may face a charge of obstruct
ing a process, which calls for severe
punishment. Mr. Coue has consider
able evidence against operators of
both the Pacific Telephone company
and the Nez Perce Cooperative Tele
phone company, and if, after a
thorough investigation, he decides
not to arrest the offending operators,
he will ask their discharge by the
That this will be granted is not
doubted, for both teleipione compan
ies cross the Indian reservation with
out permits and they are in the pus
itlon of trespassers and subject to
ejection, because notice was served
on them several months ago.
Body Identified as That of Former
The suicide who was found near
St. Joe early In the week whom It
was at first believed was Jas. Stevens,
of Harrison, has now been identified
as John Gentry, of that place.
The identification was made by
William Crane, a friend of Gentry.
According to the statement of Crane,
Genrty left the address of a sister
in Spokane with him. and Instructed
him that in the event that anything
should happen to him to notify her.
Mr. Crane stated he had mislaid the
address, but was satisfied that he
would find it and would then notify
Gentry, while at Harrison, it seems,
conducted a picture gallery, but left
that place some time ago and took up
his residence at St. Joe. It is said
that he was a man who drank heavi
ly and the opinion is now expressed
that this, together with other worries,
caused him to take his own life Gen
try, when found, was lying in some
brush about two miles from Si. Joe.
In his temple was an ugly bullet
wound, and lying on the left side of
the body lay a 38 calibre revolver.
His right hand lay across bis chest
and to all appearances the revolver
had dropped from his band when
death had <ome to him from the self
» GOtl.D-HAKKIM IN PACT *
Heads of Railroad Systems Hold
NEW YORK. July 30. A confer
ence yesterday between George J
Gould, bead of the Gould railroad
system, and Harriman, of the In ion
Pacific system, and representatives of
the firm of Kuhn, Loeb A Co., aod
Blair A Co., was accepted as giving
substance to the report that Mr. Har
riraan and his associates are about
to enter upon a friendly arrangement
with Mr. Gould which will harmonize
the relations of the Gould and the
Harriman railroad interests. One of
the immediate results of this and
other similar conferences is expected
to be the financing of the $8,000,000
of notes of the Wheeling A Lake Erie
railroad, which fail due ueyt Satur
day and which are guaranteed bv the
Wabash railroad. Both of these roads
are Gould properties,
Blair A Co., who participated in
yesterday's conference, have financed
the Gould properties extensively in
recent years, while Kuhn. Ix»eb A
Co. have been associated with Mr
Harriman in some large financial un
dertakings. One of the financial in
terests stated late yesterday that the
Wheeling A Lake Erie situation
would be "settled in a satisfactory
manner." It is expected that a for
MOSCOW HAS 945,000 FIRE.
Brewery, Hotel, Two Baras and Res
idence in Rains.
MOSCOW, Idaho, July 30.—Short
ly after 3 o'clock yesterday morning
fire broke out in the Moscow brew
ery. destroying the brewery, the
Corkerv hotel, formerly the Commer
cial; two small barns and almost
ruining a private dwelling The fire
broke out in the brewery ice plant.
It is thought an explosion of ammon
ia caused the fire. The brewery was
burned to the ground in less than
two hours. Shortly before the struc
ture went down the hotel caught fire.
A large number of people in the hotel
escaped without Injury.
The valuations and insurance of the
buildings destroyed are: Hotel Cork
erv. valued at f20,000. Insurance
$5000; brewery. Including Ice plant,
residence and small barn, valued at
125,000. insurance $11,000; barn be
longing to O. Beardsley, valued at
$500, insurance $200. The brewery
was the property of F. Fraud. The
Corkery hotel was only recently pur
chased by C. E. Corkery of Spokane
from Elmer Des Voine of Moscow.
The hotel was a brick-veneered struc
ture. The roof and all the frame
work except a portion of the south
wing were burned. The residence,
which was owned by Mr. Francl, was
mat statement of some plan for meet
ing the notes will be made public by
Mr. Gould tomorrow.
In Wall street the belief prevails
that E. H. Harriman is likely to fig
ure prominently in any financial sup
port which may be given to the
| Gould property. it is believed he
i will accept a place ill the Wheeling
A Lake Erie directorate and that this
will be followed by an alliance, or at
least a working agreement between
I tie road and the Erie.
Rumor further bus It that the llar
riman influence will be used to liu
prove the physical condition of the
Gould road. In return for which the
Erie will get u large share of I'ttts
burg tonnage now carried by the
Wheeling A Luke Erie.
Mr. Harriman declined to discuss
any phase i»f the Gould situation yes
KAII.ltOAH HI II.DING EXPENSIVE
Milwaukec Road Will Cost $5,000,
OOO More Thun Estimated.
CHICAGO, July 30,- It is now' es
timated by officials of the Chicago.
Milwaukee A 8t. I'aul Railroad that
the Pacific coast extension will have
cost, when opened for traffic the first
of next year, a total of $77,000,000
This is $0,000,000 more than the or
iginal estimate. Sufficient funds are
no hand to complete the great pro
ject, it is said.
The extension is 1,380 miles long
aod continues the St. Paul road from
the former terminus in North Dakota
to Seattle, ou the Pacific coast. It
was commenced about two years ago,
and Is looked upon as the most im
portant railroad construction in re
W. O. T. U. Picnic.
The W. C. T. U. of Spokane, Post
Falls, Cheney and of this place held
a joint picnic and program this after
noon at Blackwell park The fore
noon was s|>ent by the members of
the organizations from the various
places in visiting places of Interest
In the city, and iu strolling in the
park and 150 members of the organ
ization sat down to a picnic.
The program at the pavilion was
as follows; Address of welcome.
Hon it N. Dunn, violin solo, Profess
jsor Fahringer, accompanist. Mias
Young, address. Rev. Frank Taylor.
of H|>okane; piano duet. Misses Wlm
PV and McKay, of Spokane; recita
tion. "The South is Going Dry," Mrs.
Mltcheil of Spokane; recitation. "The
Bridal Wine Cup." Mias Emma Sands
of this city; recitation. "The Fall
of Babylon." Mrs. Andrews of Spo
Believes Young Man Tells Straight
Story About Fire
Glenn Sales, who was arrested on
the morning of the burning of the
auditorium, together with C. Spauld
ing, on suspicion of being connected
or possessing some knowledge with
reference to the fire, was today re
leased by the sheriff by order of the
prosecuting attorney, C. H. Potts.
Since the arrest of the two
men they have been closely ques
tioned by the prosecuting attorney
and sheriff's officials with reference
to the tire, and the prosecuting at
torney gave It as bis opinion that the
story told by Sales was true, and that
be had no part In the burning of
the building euther In an accidental
or Intentional way, and he was there
The story told by Sales was in sub
stance that he went to the building
on the night before the fire with
Spaulding to spend the night with
him. He was, at the time, under
the impression that Spaulding had
liermission to use it as sleeping quar
ters. Early in the morning, accord
ing to his story, Spaulding arose to
go down town, and lit a match to
find the electric light, and shortly
artcr his departure, he discovered
that the building was on fire. He
gave it as his opinion that this match
was thrown between the walls of the
room in which they were sleeping
and that this started the fire.
Spaulding is still held pending fur
ther developments. His story con
cerning the fire Is contradictory to
that of Sales in that he maintains
that he did not light a match in the
morning when be left the building,
and that no matches for any purpose
were used. Spaulding claims to be
an Itinerant showman and that prior
to coming to the city he was Iden
tified with the Noils A Howe show
MOVER RETAINS PRESIDENCY.
Itcclcctcd Head of Western Federa
tion of Miners.
DENVER. Colo., July 30. Charles
H. Moyer was reelected president of
the Western Federation of Miners by
the convention in this city yesterday.
Moyer received 223 votes and P W
Flynn of Butte, Mont., 88.
Charles E. Mahoney of Butte was
reelected vice president. Denver
was chosen as the meeting place next
year, the vote being Denver 16514.
A resolution was adopted extend
ing sympathy and aid to George A
l'ettlbone, one of the three men taken
to Idaho under the charge of con
spiracy to murder Governor Steun
enberg. and who is dangerously ill at
bts home in this city.
Other members of the executive
board were elected during the after
noon as follows: District No. 2. Jos
eph Hutchinson, Burke. Idaho, Dis
trlet No. 3, J. C. I.owney, Butte, re
elected, District No 4. Roderick Mc
Kenzie, Silverton. Col., reelected;
District No. 5, W E. Troy, Black
Hills. 8. D.
The convention Is expected to ad
journ sine die this evening
MRS. JOHN W. KERN.
Wife of tie- Democratic vice prest
STITKH JOINTS RAIDED.
"Soft Drink" Men Arrested As Bool,
STITKH, Idaho, July 30.- -Stltes
was placed on the dry list when
Special Officers Sam Cone and Joe
Matuiys raided two soft-drink joints,
destroyed 1800 bottles of Gold Foam
neurbeer, made by brewers for con
sumption In dry communities, and ar
rested Edward Lane and J. Y. Stone
braker, who were in charge of the
Joints. The raid was made after t
hard night's trip by the special of
ficers, who left Nez Perce after dark
und walked 15 mtlea over the hilts
to the railroad, where they slept in
the open, waiting for a train to Stitss.
The bootleggers, who have been
keeping close tab on the officers, were
completely surprised and the officers
found caches filled with naerbeer,
which is tabooed on the reservation.
After Investigation, J. L. Stonebraker
convinced the officers that he was not
the proprietor of the Joint, and, aa
he has agreed to send for his brother,
who owns the Joint, and turn him
over to the officers, the younger
brother will probably be released.
Both men are under the surveil
lance of the government officers and
will be taken to i-ewlston today and
be arraigned before United States
Commissioner E. O'Neill on charges
of Introducing liquor. This raid has
completely demoralised the illicit
rum peddlers, as they have found
out that the special officers propose
to put an end to the traffic or put the
joint keepers In priaon.
FILE NEW FREIGHT TARIFFS.
Frelglif Association WIU Submit Same
WASHINGTON. July 30.—it is es
pected Hist tbe Interstate commerce
commission will be called upon, by
the last of the week, to file the new
freight t»riff of the railroads com
prising the freight ussoclstlons south
of the Ohio snd east of the Mississ
ippi rivers. As thirty dsys must
elapse before tariffs become effective,
the new rates will not be in force
before September 1.
The advance will lie from four to
ten centa a hundred pound*, horizon
tally to correspond with the advance
decided on by the Southwestern
Freight association recently. The
advance waa decided on after much
opposition on the part of certain rail
road executives, who maintained that
an advance of rate* at the present
time was impolitic, hut this opposi
tion was finally won over by the ar
gument that in order to meet the
various increased expenses an in
crease in rates was absolutely neces
Capt J. II. I.yon l*uta New Host in
The Tacotua. a new boat owned by
Captain J. H. Lyon, made Its firkt trip
across tbe lake to Harrison this af
The boat is 85 feet In length, made
of tbe best native materials, equip
ped with tbe latest machinery, and 1*
one of the handsomest crafts on the
lake From now on tbe boat will be
constantly in service as a passenger
boat, its route will be between this
place and Dudly, and alternate trips
will be made with tbe Lyotidsle. It
ts large enough to comfortably carry
150 passenger*, and every means wilt
be provided by tbe management of
the boat for the comfort and conven
ience of its patrons.
The boat will be in command of
Captain J. It Lyou. A. J. Lyou will
act as purser, C. Worlaud will be
chief engineer and D. Reno assistant
Hughes Praises Taft Speech.
SARANAC INN. Si. Y.. July 30 —
Governor Hughes expr es s e d himself
yesterday as much pleased with Judge
Taft's address accepting the nomin
ation for president.