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IVOLUME i, NUMBER i ,, -l THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS ISTOCKSLAOER FO R GO VERNOR ^ Prominent Democrats Favor Strong Anti-Mormon Plank The attendance at the democratic state convention which convened in the Auditorium in this city at noon is large, ever county in the state be ing represented, most of them by the whole delegation, some of whom have traveled 800 miles to reach here. The talk among the delegates is in favor of supporting Senator Dubois in his anti-Mormon fight and from pres ent indication a strong resolution will be passed favoring the enforce ment of the constitutional provision against polygamy by the enactment of a test oath. The delegates are most all with the senator on this pol icy and he will be endorsed for re election if the democrats control the legislature. Senator Fred T. Dubois reached the city Sunday. Among other dem ocrats to arrive were C. H. Jackson of Boise, chairman of the democratic state central committee; Si Donnelly of Lakeview, national democratic eomimtteeman: C. E. Arney of Boise, Senator Dubois' secretary; Judge E. McBee of Rathdrum; Edward P. Colton, mayor of Idaho Falls, one of the democatic leaders in southern Idaho; Dr. W. C. Whit well, Lemhi county; Judge of Vineyard of Grangeville, Donnelly, heading the county delega 0 f j Lycurgus | Peter I tion; Frank McCrane, James. White j and Frank Wyatt of Grangeville; D. I W. Greenburg of Lewiston, secretary of the Nez Perce county central com- | mittee; Eugene Day and John H. (Wourms of Wallace. Major W. W. I [Wood and Judge Mayhew, ol Wk|-;W llace; Judge Denning. Ramsey Walker ! land others from Latah county. ! Judge O. Stockslaaer of Hailey, |ohief justice of the Idaho supreme court, who is likely to be nominated Ifor governor is on the ground. Hen [ry Heitfeld of Lewiston, who was made [temporary chairman of the conven |tiou, arrived Sunday evening. The sentiment among the delegates is almost unanimous in favor of nom | inating Stockslager for governor. He is chief justice of the supreme | court of the state of Idaho, was born 50 years ago in the state of Indiana | and grew to manhood in the Hoosier [state. Before leaving he assisted his [brother in securing the appointment | tf commissioner of Indiana affairs, lu'ider Pessident Cleveland. He then moved to Kansas, where | he held an appointment under Presi dent Cleveland. During his term of office in that state, he was made re ceiver of the land office at Hailey, Idaho, to which place he removed in 1881. He held that position several years, becoming actively engaged in the practice of law when his succes sor was appointed. He was elected to the bench in the Fourth judicial district of Idaho in 1891 and reelected in 1898. During his second term as judge he was se lected for the supreme bench, which was in 1900. While serving in that capacity he became chief justice of the supreme bench by rotation, which he occupies at the present time. SICK AND DESPONDENT A Laborer at Mica Bay Com-| mits Suicide. | [ "Is this place a hoodoo?" This is the question the men employed by the B. R. Lewis Lumber Co., at Mica j Bay, are ssking themselves and others. They have some cause for anxiety, for the fourth death among their number occurred about four o'clock Friday afternoon, when Radunn Nav akovitch committed suicide by shoot - ing himself through the ueck with a 38 caliber revolver. He was 35 years of age. was mar ried and has a family of six children, who live in Austro Hungary. He came to this country about three months ago, in company with about • 0 of his countrymen who are work ing on the railroad at Mica Bay. About a week ago he became sick and was unable to work, and after brood ing over his condition for several days his mind became unbalanced, and at times he was violent, singing and yelling at the top nf his voice and destroying his camp furniSure. Friday morning he appeared to sane and attempted to work, but his physical condition would not permit, and he was forecd to return to camp. He told his friends that he was going to leave and try and find some lighter work, but half an hour later, they heard the shot which ended his life. G. Arthur Goble of the Idaho Under - taking company, had charge of the funeral, the remains being brought to this city and intered at the expense of the conuty, in Forest ceme tary. DEVELOP MASTODON MINES Machinery to be Installed—Of ficers Elected. A. M. Mundel, vice president of the Mastodon-Coeur d'Alene Mining Co. is in the city attending a stock holders' meeting at which W. Lloyd Scott was elected president and manager; Mr. Mnudel, vice president and E. P, Brennan secretary and treasurer. In addition to the above who are directors, Henry Leper and Major Holley were elected members of the board. Hr. Seott is one of the heaviest stockholders of the company. He will make his headquarters at the j mine an ' l intends to equip the prop I ert r ™ th l ,ower drills a " d a11 nece « sar ^ machinery for rapid develop | meDt Teu mea wil1 be employed at once - I Mr ' Mundel is a practical, miner viil charge of development ! Wl ! Uoi - F,rch 18 out 01 the company ork Col. Firch is out of the and will devote his time to other in terests. Another Sc&lp. The locals f ontinue in their I j good | work and have so far outplayed the Spokane base ball teams, that they j are no longer to be classed with the | team of this city. They played the Powell Sandes team Sunday after noon and defeated them with a score of 20 to 3. Diring the latter part of the game the locals rbmped around the diamond like a bunch of young colts. The sore by innings was: Coeur d'Alene; 4-3-4-2-1-4-1-1, to tal 20. Powell Sanders; 0-0-0-0-0 0-0-3-0, total 3. Committee Meeting. The executive board of the Coro- j mercial club mtt Friday evening and transacted souk important business. The following applications were rec ommended for uembership: B. R. Lewis, E. P. Kdefe, E. M. Rogers, F. L. Burgan, N. R. Totten, Charles Young and B. B. Renshaw. The sal ary of the secretary was Increased to 850 per month, hi to hare 33 1-3 per cent of the membirship fee of all new ; numbers which h. may procure with- j in the next moith. The club uow numbers 110 members, and is expect ed to reach 200 before the end of August. i New Lav Firm. Tint' following is from the Evart | Review, of Evart Mich.: ''Frank W. Reed, having disposed of his law [ prucii j© and office to H. W. Read iug.l'ho will leave Evart next week for IfHho, where he and E. V. Bough ton. vho recently graduated from j the Law Department of the Michigan Cn-rersity, will engage iu the prac tice ol' law. Mr. Ried had been en gaged in business here for ! ; i X„ easiness nc.e ... Several yearn, and has succeeded iu building firm up a lucrative law pinctice, insurance and real estate business. Mr. Bough ton fe also an ETart boy, with sever al Jtnrs of business experience b ^ and t Greenland. Mich., andadded, to Is mature judgement, he bas gradiated as stated with high honors, The t»o gentlemen will make a strong men wui maze a suruug and we commend them to the onsideration of the citizens of 01 lD ° r i T° Vl r * 11 1 ° C ?, te ' "i enfirfy worthy of confidence." Reed and Boughtou have op.vd/office*, in the Coeur d'Alene Baik xyTrust company building. ■;- ! - U. rime SENATOR A. W. BENSON OF KANSAS. Former Judge A. W. Benson of Ottawa, Kan., who has taken the oath of office as Joseph R. Burton's successor, thinks laws are made to be enforced. It Is largely because of his uncompromising position In that respect his political advancement has not been more rapid. Mr. Benson, who wu ap pointed by Governor Hoch to fill an unexplred term In the senate, expects to bo elected as his own successor by the Kansas legislature next January. DEMOCRATS IN CONVENTION Henry Heitfeld Temporary Chair man—Off on the Lake The Democratic enthusiasm that permeated all sections of the city since the arrival of the large bodies of delegates last evening concentrated in the Auditorium at 12 o'clock to j day. The convention was called to | order by state chairman Charles H. Jackson, who promptly called for nomination for temporary chairman. But one name was presented, Ex-Sen ator Henry Heitfeld, who was unani mously elected. Hon. Joe Hutchinson and Ramsey Walker were appointed to « scort ^[Senator Heitfeld to the rostrum- This was done and the tem porary chairman gracefully intro duced by Mr. Hutchinson, Senator Heifeld responded to the hearty ap plause that greeted him in a brief, j bu j pointed address on the issues of t be CO mmg campaign. He advocated a full ticket of democrats unwavering to the platform adopted—those who will put principle above party. "No man is greater than his party," said he. *' We have these we look up to, whom we follow for their wisdom, but if any man stood in the way of tbe p ar ty I would ask you to put him • < Tfae undoubted p0 p U i a rity of Mr. Hehfeld was evidenced by tbe who ^ evatimeIlUf found iu the hearts of bis hearers, and this cordial expres sion of approval. The chairman then called on state secretary Arney to read the call. On motion Chas. F,. Arney, Sena-; tor Dubois' private secretary, was chosen temporary secretary and Miss Mary E. Lynch, of Ada County, was elected assistant secretary, i ■ By motion the roll of conuties was called and one from each delegation was appointed on the committee on credentials as follows: Ada, P. M. Davis; Bannock, D^P. Sullivan; Bear ^TbwZI'coI. W.l Ballen tine; Boise, M. A. Zapp; Canyon, J. E. Sewell; Cassia, M. J. Roger; Cus ter, Borzille Clark; Elmore, J. H. !Garret; Frem ont, B. H. Miller; Ida ^ Frank E. Wyatt; Kootenai, Ed ^ McBe ^. r. x. Walker; j c E Pot<5li; Linoo li,. W. 8. v - r,__w Coldfork Se , Perr ,. Geo . W . Tanne ; ^ John E. Jones; Owyhee, — 1 Arthur Pence; Sh^hoae, Chas. Hein; Washington, J. H. Anderson, By motion the committte on order of business and permanent organiza ! tion was appointed as follows: Ada, Bannock, N. M Chas. E. Sturgis; ouuuuvm, ... u'WlBwiai ««1* ** E. j Bingham, E. P. Coltmau and F. W. Brashear; bund; Canyon, C. H. Arbuckle; Cassuf, J. N. Pierce; Custer, Barzilla Clark; Elmore, G. R. Gordy; Fremont, A. D. Millsaps; Boise, H. S. Woodbu Idaho, A. F. Parker; Kootenai. S. H Watkins; Latah, G. P. Suffoger; Lemhi, Jas. L. Kirthy, Jr.; Lincoln, Guy C. Barnum; Nez Perce, J. B. Morris; Oneida, Ben Waldoou; Owy hee, J. E. Dickenns; Shoshone, Jos. F.McCarthy; Washington, A. S. Fru hafer. j) elegBte Wourms of Shoshone rais 1 ed the poiut that there were Bome contesting delegates from whom mem bers p 0 j n t e d known . j ' 1 j j j ter of D. of committes were being ap before their status was It was held by the club that the committee on credentials should report before the committee on reso lutions is appointed. The convention then accepted the invitation of the manager, J. C. White, to take a fide on the steamer Idaho at 2:10 this afternon. State chairman Chas. H. Jackson moved the invitation be accepted. The mo tion was receibed with another burst of applause and carried unanimously. Photographer Ross took the pic ture of the convention from the ros trum and again ou the march of the delegates to the boat. Tbe conven tion adjourned till 8 o'clock this evening. All committees went on the Idaho this afternoon, that steamer having cabins suitable for committee purposes, thus enabling all tbe delegates to enjoy the ride on the lake. Death of Vinnle Smith. Mrs. Viunie D. Smith, the daugh E. Roderick, and formeri y I of thia eity , died Friday at her bome | in MelrOSe ' W " h - The renU * in " ^ «------ * , . .. T B _j.v brought to this city and taken to her father's home on Indiana avenue, Sat urday evening. The funeral was held Sunday after noon at two o'oiock at the Baptist church, Rev. Gist, Of the Christian church, officiating, and the remains were intered at Forest cemetery. . The deceased was well known and ; popular among her many freinds in this city, and leaves a husband, and father and mother to mourn bar losa. She was a member of the Christian church at Melrose, and held in high esteem by her many friends in that will spend the remainder of the week NOT TOLERATED IN AMERICA Senator Dubois Making Fight on Mormonism "Yes, Idaho Democarcy will wage a war to the end with the heirarchy, with the 26 men who not only seek to control, but do control three great states, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming" said Senator Dubois [to a Press repre sentative this morning. "The Inter ference of the Mormon church in affairs of state cannot be tolerated in free America. It must be stopped. It will be stopped and to this, In Ida ho, the democratic party is commit ted. It is a fight to a finish. "You people of northern Idaho know of the work of the church through the legislature. The last session of the legislature was practi cally, unanimously republican. That party, in compliance with deals made with the hierarchy, turned the law making power of the state over to the church. A Mor , men speaker was elected and it per nutted him to name all the commit-1 tees. Not a law was enacted that, , . . .. , # .. did not have the opproval of the ec-1 % . . * 1 . . 0 w r . r™ clesiastical court in Salt Lake. The . , , . , election laws have been emasculated, Luder orders of the Mormon church efforts we ^ ; n ^ de _ t< ' ^ 1 i tbp : in the constitution of the state which requires a voter to declare allegiance to his country first. So barefaced an attempt, however was sat upon by a polygamous attorney genera) who delivered an opinion declaring the action of the law making power irregular. He knew that the submis sion of the questoin to popular vote meant defeat for the church. "The test oath statute should lie reenacted. A democratic legislature will see that this is done, a repub lican legislature will not. Through deals and combinations made with re publican leaders the church holds Un votes of this state by the throat, thus making the ecclesiastics practi cally dictators. "The voters of northern Idaho, the Christian people, those who believe in a high standard of morality, de serve great credit for the way in which they have stood by this ques tiou. Their knowledge of the ques tion has been acquired from speakers and from the public prints. They have not come in direct contact with the menace as have those in the southern part of the state. Environ nien has much to do with opinion and I firmly believe that if northern Ida - ho voters came in as close touch with , . , , , , the workings of the Moromn church' .... , .. . ....__be iu the state as do those iu southern Idaho, thut there would be a land slide in the northern counties iu November. "American citizens believe in fair play, in honesty in politics, in non-, interference of church in temporal affairs, and I am confident that when ... . they cast their votes in Idaho this fall that it will be for men and wom en who believe in an American home, who believe that country should come before church, who oppose the intro duction of Oriental harems into the United States, and who believe in and represent what is the ideal of all, a typical American borne. Such candidates will be named by the de mocracy of Idatn >. ' ' PREACHER IS SENSATIONAL Arraigns City Officials and the Newspapers. "Who's to Blame, " was tbe sub ject of Rev. Litherland's sermon at the Presbyterian church Sunday even ing. Tbe sermon was one of the most sensational ever delivered from a Coeur d'Alene pulpit. The subject was tbe basis for sen | i satioual talk on the disoatrous reeults of the houaeboat fire in which two young men lost their lives on account of being intoxicated and unable to escape from the flry furnace. The preacher delivered a scathing rebuke on the lethargy of the city council in permitting drunkenness and lawlessness to go unchecked. He held it responsible for the deaths of tbe young men and said that their blood was on tbs bonds of the night j He charged the police force with doing <foty for the saloons and protecting them from holdups in stead of enforcing law and order. being cowardly 'and afraid to take a. stand for morality, and were held partly responsible for the immortali ty which he claims exists in Coeur d'Alene. The sermon has caused some com ment among the people and those who do not agree with the statements of the minister say that he is radical on the subject and if conditions are as he puts them he should do some prac tical work among the unfortunates who are victims of the booze habit. LAND SEEKERS IN LINE After Valuable Lands at Hay* Den Lake. Several of the settlers in township 51, range 3 west, are holding their , places in the line at the door of the | , ()Cal , aud offl for tbt} flu which Q tomorrow. -.1 o 1 1 j Township oj, ran^e 3 west, is located „ , . , . „ , ., . near Hayden lake, a larK* portion of w M , , # . it having a lengthy lake front, and j bei valuabu> for Bnd Umt) ,. r is alsu val , mbl( , for miu | sites and summer resorts. Knowing this the settlers began to arrive early last week, and by the time the office opens in the morning there will be at least 50 in the line. Mrs. Carrie McGrudor holds number one, and will file on ICO acres, which lies ou the south side of the luke. She has very appropriately named tier place Meadow brook, nud it ia valuable for a large hay meadow lo cated on it. Harvey Stites will file on 20 acres at Towtioad Point, and holds number two. Mrs. Katherine Koth will flie on 157 acres, which is known as Peaceful Dale. This is perhaps one of the most scenic places ou the lake and lias an excellent location for u sum mer resort. Mrs. Koth will have. | tb j r< | filing. Mrs. Ernau B. Smith will file ou ICO acres, her present home, which is kuwona s Ferndule, and holds num ber four. > ! j I j - ; .... .... , this citv, and the wires and poles will , ... F removed to the alleys as soon as Will Move Poles. The Koeky Mountain Division of the Bell Telephone Co., reports a large increase of business in this lo cality. About one mile of cable will lie used in the business district of lleys as soon as The rural lines are being onstrueted and the one between this city and Post Falls has about 150 private phones. New rural lines from Mullen and Bonners Ferry will be installed in the near future, and an oth« r is promised for the west shore of ^ j Luke Coeur d Aleue. Strayed From Mother. Harvey Kay, the four year old son of H. Kay, of Poet Falls, became sep arated from his mother this morning, while the latter was shopping in thia city, and wandered around loudly bewailing the loss of the shelter of the ] si rental wing. He was taken Iu charge by Policeman Klappi nberg and taken to thut person's home, where lie lost his troubles after eating a hearty meal. About one o'clock Mrs. Kay inquired as to the whereabouts of her mising sou. and in due time the boy | was restored to her. A Hard Fall. James Quinn fell over the embank ment near the Coney Island Buffet, i Saturday, and had a narrow escape. He was seated on an empty beer keg with bu tb<J and hail been sleep tried to pet up and slid off tbe keg to the ground, some twenty feet below. He ss unable to get up and was taken to tbe Coeur d'Alene hospital and ex amined. Hie doctors stated that be yond a heavy s ha king up, be was not injured. H^lMrs. «ii<l K. W. Collins Sr., left j for Spokane Saturday, to attend the funeral of Jos. H. Ryall, of that city, who was kilted by the electric ears, while crossing the tracks. Mr. Ryall was a particular friend of Mayor Col lins.