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^ 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
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.
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
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
Col. Firch is out of the
and will devote his time to other in
Another Sc&lp.
The locals f ontinue in their
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
X„ easiness nc.e ... Several
yearn, and has succeeded iu building
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.
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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.
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
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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* **
j Bingham, E. P. Coltmau and F. W.
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
j) elegBte Wourms of Shoshone rais
1 ed the poiut that there were Bome
contesting delegates from whom mem
p 0 j n t e d
known .
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
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
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 " ^
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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
Senator Dubois Making Fight on
"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,
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did not have the opproval of the ec-1
% . . * 1 . . 0 w r . r™
clesiastical court in Salt Lake. The
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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
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the workings of the Moromn church'
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iu the state as do those iu southern
Idaho, thut there would be a land
slide in the northern counties iu
"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 >. ' '
Arraigns City Officials and the
"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
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
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.
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.
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Township oj, ran^e 3 west, is located
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near Hayden lake, a larK* portion of
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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
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.
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this citv, and the wires and poles will
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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
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
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

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