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jLUME i, NUMBER 2 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS EAR LAKERS AR E UN SEATED invention Goes on Record Against the Mormons The convention was called to order last chairman evening by temporary enry Heifeld. The report of the credentials com ittee recommended the seating of delegates of each conuty except oes of Fremont and Bear Lake. Fremont the contesting gentile iegtion headed by C. H. Moon, seated. The Bear Lake delega was recommended to be seated there was no contesting delega The first action of the entials committee showed the Bear Lake delegation was ted by a vote of 11 to 8. After the committee met and reversed seating the Bear Lake delega 1 as shown by the majority report, this question a two hours' discus Hon pro and con was held on the oor of the convention. Vote was hen had resulting in 159 votes for j he motion unseating and 85 votes for seating the delegation. At the hearing before the commit se on credentials Mr. Jackson de clared that Mr. Puggmyer of the 3ear Lake delegation was a polyga list. "1 repeat that one of the dele- j ation is a polygamist, violating the : Jaws of God and man; and he don't j deny that there is a bishop's court in his church that the members above the law of man." He re ated this on the floor of the con mention. In the opening skirmish E. E. [Kelley from Bingham county, got the I floor. ''This is a question," said I he, ' 'whether the heirarchy of the church shall rule us or we shall rule ourselves. ''I read an opinion by the bishop's court directing a Mormon to relin quish his title to 80 acres of land, and the poor fellow had to do it, though one lawyer offered to guaran tee him that he could absolutely pro tect his title if he would retain the land. I want to say right here that as a money getter this bishop's court beats the tithings system. ''Now, the bishop, as compared with the head of his church is a con stable compared to President Roose velt. If he has the power to make a man give up 80 acres of land, what can't his superior do in dictaing how , ,, . „ ,,, , a man shall vote? We hold up our hands in horror because the Sultan of Turkey has a harem. Are we to aquiesce in polygamy, which is just as bad. If you had a brother in the tentacles of an octopus, would you ,. .. , , , give him a stick of candy or an ax? ''I have no franchise in Bingham county—no gentile has; we have got SHORT ABOUT $1,000,000 Chicago, Aug. 7.—With a deficit in its accounts estimated close to a mil lion dollars and with the whereabouts of two of its high officials unknown to the authorities, the Milwaukee Av enue State bank, one of the largest outlying banks in the city, was closed yesterday by state Bank Examiner C. C. Jones. In the excitement follow ing the bank's close, J. C. Visser, an 1 official of the Royal league, who had ion deposit in the bank, funds of that [order, fell dead of heart failure. The failure was responsible for the »th of one of the depositers and led the suicide of another man who, a aonth ago, had placed his earnings lifetime in the institution for afe keeing. Henry Koepke, a small on hearing that the bank had suspended, went to the rear of his store and shot himself. He died a w minutes later while being taken ) a hospital. Riotous scenes followed the an nouncement of the failure and a large force of police struggled all day to keep an excited crowd of depositors— all of them foreigners and ny of them womfu—from bursting the doors of the bank. Another ensational feature of the affair was disappearance of the cashier, lenry W. Herring, and the issuing a warrant for his arrest on a charge pf embezzlement. A message order Ing Jiis apprehension was sent to ^police station in this city. The st public announcement that the our only opportunity to exercise our franchise right here in the state con vention. We are in the tentacles of the Mormon octopus. We want you to give us an ax, and we look to yon democrats from north Idaho to pro vide it." ''Yes, and you'll get it," came from a hunched throats as the speaker sat down. A. T. Ryan argued that the dele gates from Bear Lake had no status just because they were tabled demo crats than if they had been sent by a republican convention thus labeled, John F. Rice of Canyon county made an unimpassioned plea for the rights of the three delegates, saying that to exclude them would be to dis franchise the 305 men of Bear Lake county who voted the democratic tick et. James Hart, the leader of the Bear Lake delegation, who says he Mormon and proud of it, took the floor. ''The gentleman from Bingham who glares so fiercely at me, ' ' he be gan, ' 'seemed to intimate that I was a polygamist. Now, I have but one wife, and I never had any more. I don't want any more, for it is all I can do to support one. If they think we are polygamists, or that there is a hierarchy that rules us, they have a way under our constitution to proceed legally. They can prosecute us for these offenses. Let them prefer charges. " ''And try them before your Mor mon judge, ' ' shouted Kelley. Mr. Hart concluded, after the con fusion resulting from the interrup tion had subsided. Major G. A. 11 illiams w-as then recognized, and eloquently opposed seating the dele gation. Other speakers talked for and against the motion, The question was the interesting and exciting event of the evening ses i sion. The following committee on reso lutions was appointed: Ada, M. S. Parker; Bannock, H. W. Lockhart; Bingham, E. P. Coltman; Blaine, Geo. A. Williams; Boise, O. H. Jon neton; Canyon, J. M. Bennet; Casia, J. M. Rogers; Custer, W. S. Lamb; „ , ... Elmore, E. C. Towne; Fremont, Wm. Uess; Idaho, L. \ ineyard, Kooten ai, J. L.McClear; Latah, J. W. Lieu ellen; Lemhi, W T . C. Whitwell; Lin coln w S- Coldfork; Nez Perce, , „ „ „ ., n , ____„; Frank E. Fogg; Oneida, D. L. Evans; Owyhee, John F. Nugent, Shoshone, (Continued on page 2) bank was in trouble was the posting of a notice at the beginning of bank ing hours by Bank Examiner C. C. Jones, stating that business had been suspended for the purpose of making an examination of the bank's affairs and that the institution was in the hands of the state auditor. The news spread rapidly through out the city. The bank for years had been a popular depository for funds saved by working people. Soon a clamorous crowd gathered before the doors and demanded admission, only those having keys to safe deposit vaults were allowed to enter. An examination of the bank was begun quietly last Saturday after re ceipt of the letters from President Stensland. Acting upon instructions contained therein, Vice President Theodore Stensland opened a deposit box and discovered proofs that the bank's funds were in bad shape. President Potter of tie American Trust A Savings bank, which acted as (clearing agent for the defunct in stitution, was called into consulta tion. The state auditor was notified and immediately sent Examiner Jones to make a full investigation. The shortage is estimated between 8750,000 and 81,000,000. Disastrous speculation in real es tate and in the security market is said to be responsible. Members of the clearing house committee were told that most of this amonut was wholly unprotected by adequate col lateral. r ■ mm. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. Photographs of John D. Rockefeller. Jr., are by no means plentiful, despite the fact that there is a great demand for them among the members of his large Bible clas-i n New York city. He can tell a snapshot artist at a glance and Is an artful tl.»lger. Mr. Rockefeller In the years lie has heen a religious instroe tor has ha- 1 hundreds—perhaps several thousands—of men in his class. WOMAN GAGGED AND ROBBED Two Burglars Enter Room of Lady Barber One of the boldest robberies ever perpetrated in the city, was commit ted this morning about one o'clock, when two thugs entered the home of Mrs. Williams, the lady barber, liv ing two doors south of the post office and robbed her. She tells this story of the holdup: ''I had been working hard all day and was tired out last night when I went to bed, and mast have been sleeping very soundly, for I usually am a light sleeper. About one o'clock I was awakened by a slight noise, raised up in bed and looked around. Just then a light flashed in my face and I do not remember any more until I woke up and found myself laying on my face on the aoor, with my hands tied behind me find a towel over my face so that I could not make any noise. There were two men. Neither of them were very large, and they wore masks. I don't think I could indentify them. You see I was asleep, and they must have chloroformed me or I fainted, for when I saw the light, it rather blinded me, and I fell back." W hen asked how much the robbers j carried away she said they took al 1 her tools, valued at about 820, and also 820 in cash. The thieves evi dently were well acquainted with the house. They gained enterance by tearing the screen from a window in the shed, which is located in the rear of the building, and passed through several rooms, to the one in which Mrs. Williams sleeps. This room is located just off the front room, where she has her shop. The thieves evidently used chloro form, for Mrs. Williams is suffering from all of the after effects of the an aethetic. She says when she came to she was lying on the floor, tied and gaged, j and struggled for a long time before being able to get on her feet and go over to Mr. Judson's and wake them. Judson cut the srings with which her hands were- tied and took the towel from her face. Her arms are sore and show marks from having been tied. Judson summoned night watchman Klappeuberg who made an investiga tion, but was unable to find any clew. No one is suspected, for she had no enemies. Being a Tery elderly ! woman, and in poor circumstances, it j is strange that any one should make i an attempt to rob her. The robbery has left her without money, and with out means of earning any at her reg ular trade. She stated that of late, she bad been annoyed by men who wanted shaves but had no money, and who told a hard luck story, and ask ed her to fix them up so they could get a job. She thinks that it is some of these who robbed her. RUSSIAN STRIKE FAILS Railroad Men May Save Revolu tionists. St. Petersburg, Aug. 7.—In the light of yesterday's developments the general strike may almost be regard ed as a fl asco. The summons to go out was met with some response in Moscow, where the printers and the streetcar men and part of the em ployes of the gas, water and electric light plants quiet work, but these are more than offset by the defections in St. Petersburg. An enthusiastic acceptance of the order to strike is nowhere recorded. Even in the Dou etz mining district, where practically all the miners already are out, the factory hands decline to strike. The revolution may possibly yet be saved by the railroad men, but the central committees of the railroad men j lave not yet reached a final de Heavy Forest Fires Th * report comes from Powder Horn bay that fierce forest fires are ra 8 in K iu that doing heavy damage to the timber holders in the district. Russlel A Pew are perhaps the peo who ar * moat effected by these ' fires, as they have heavy holdings of cision, and up to the present time, in spite of the frantic efforts of the agitators, not a single important line of the empire is affected. The line to Irinoff, upon which a train was stopped last evening, is not import ant. Fifteen thousand employes of the government powder mill struck yesterday, but this was counterbal anced by the return of the men of the Westinghouse and other factories, who have notified their superintend ents that they will begin work today. ..... ; in that ricimty. They report j the lose of two logging railroads, iu eluding serveral bridges, and many thousand feet of log* which were cut and on the skids. The fires at M ica and Loff Bay are a thing of the past. The recent heavy rains put them out. The Swedish Lutheran church will gi ve an ice cream social at the home of John Nelson, Coeur d'Alene street, between Eighth and Ninth street, Friday evening. TWO CRIMINALS TO BE HANGED Warden of Penitentiary Will Ex ecute Sentence Friday Boise, Aug. 7.—Between 6 and 7 ' o'clock in the morning of next Fri day is the time scheduled for William Henry Hicks Bond to die. He is to be hanged at the state penitentiary for the murder of Charles Daily in Boise on the night of October 6, 1904. At the same time it is possible that Rudolph Wetteer, the convicted mur derer of John Walm and Chris Long, will also be called upon to pay the death penalty by hanging. In Wet ter'* case the date set for his execu tion was August 6, but on the date a petition for commutation of seutence to life imprisonment on the grounds that he was temporarily insane when he committed the murders will be considered by the state pardon board and the warden has been instructed not to hang Wetter until after the meeting of the board. However, the ropes have been pre pared, stretched, and the slacks taken out so that everything will be in readiness for a double hanging on August 10 providing the seutence of Wetter is not commuted. Both men are said to be bearing np wonderfully under the terrible strain. Wetter expresses hope that his death sentence will not be curried out. He has great faith in Attorney Allen Miller who is presenting the petition before the pardon board. But he is exceedingly nervous. Bond has lost all hope of hi* life being spared. No hope is with him. He is very nervous but has made no religious professions as is common with convicts in his position. His attorney, Silas W. Moody, visited GRADE IS NOT CORRECT The council held a brief meeting lust evening, the only business taken up being the Sherman street grade. The meeting wus called to order, the roll called, showing the presence of Mayor Collins, W. A. Andrew, and Geo. Williams. Williams made a motion to the effect that the council consult with O. Weile, the city eu gineer for Spokane, on the street grade proposition, and have him check up the grade and the curbing to see if there were as many blunders practically completed Therefore, be it re aa had been reported. Mr. Andrew stated that he wished to make an amendment to that moiton, which de velopcd the following resolutuin: Whereas, James Edwards, O. E., has set the grade stakes for Sher man street, and whereas, various < on plaints have l>eeu made to this board that the grades, being changed are not, where they were stated to be by the village engineer, and wherefore. Mr. Minniek has his coutract. solved that the chairman of the hoard secure the services of Otto Weile, C. E. of Spokane, to pass on the aceep tance of Sherman street according to SEEK WAYWARD GIRLS Spokane, Aug. 7.—O. J. Brown and A. Henderson, ranch owners, liv ing near Coetir d'Alene, called at the police station late lust night in search of their two daughters, chums, who ran away from Coeur d' Alene yester day morning. The girls were traced | t<; the trolly line, aud it was found j they came to Spokane together. Mr. Brown said his daughter's! name is Lucy and that she is 15 years of age. but that she looks to I be about IB or 17 years old. She is five feet fo ir and a half inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. The girl was wearing a tail-colored dress. She has a fair complexion. Bcwsie Henderson, the other girl, is also 15 years of age. and lboked like the might be 17. She veighed 155 pounds and is five feet five in ches tall. She is of » dark complex ion. When she left home- Miaa Hen demon was dressed entirely in white. Neither girl took a»*y extra cloth ing. Neither had more than enough money to last a day or two. The girl* told a friend before they left Coeur d'Alene that they had become tired of living at home and proposed ' him at the penitentiary and told him that there was no hope and that be had better make his preparation* to pay the death penalty on the day set for his execution. For a time Bond appeared very despondent but finally braced up though exceedingly ner vous. In the case of both men everything possible has been done in a legal way to prevent the execution of their sen tences. In the case of each appeals from the district courts have gone through the supreme court and both have been sentenced on two different occasions. The murder which they committed pill go down aa among the most cruel and atrocious crimes in the history of Idaho. In the case of Wetter, he was convicted of shooting down, in 1 cold blood, John Wain and Charles Long in a sheep camp near Resort, in Idaho county, in the fall of 1904. One of the men he shot while the vic tim was asleep in his cot. Bond was convicted of killing Charles Daly at whose home he wa* living, because of jealousy. It wa* shown in the trial that Bond and Jennie Daly, wife of the victim, had been on intimate terms and they had conspired to kill the husband. The woman is now serving time in the penitentiary for the part she played in the affair. It wa* her testimony, supported by other evidence, that was largely instrumental In convict ing Bond. At the execution Friday but few persons will be present. Wurdeu Whitney says he will issue not. more than 15 invitations. the ordinance establishing the grade thereof. This resolution was unanimously supported, and the board discussed the grude proposition for some time, The mistakes in this work are so uum erous that they cannot be passed over, In many places the curbing la out of grade be.ng considerably lower in some pluces than it is in others, O. E. Barr was present and asked about the grade and curbing in front of the Otterson block, stating that it was the intention of the owners of the building to lay a cement side walk, but tliat they would do nothing until the grade laid Keen accepted He stated that he bad been told by En gineer Edwards, the grade and curb ing were correct. W. A. Andrew reported for the spe cial committee on fire apparatus, stat ing that he had written to Portland, ordering the necessary equipment, and stated that there would be a full report at the next meeting. There being no other business be fore the hoard, the meeting adjourn ed to Tuesday evening at eight o'clock the The police could give the fathers of the girls little eucourngemeut last night, but advised that they remain over until today, when a systematic search is being made. Making history. to to make their own living world, | j Excursion Of Delegates I Harrison, 1 While intended only aa a pleasure trip for the delegates to the derno emtic state convention, the excur sion on the steamer Idaho, yesterday, made history that will be recorded among the important event* iu the state's history. It was expected that the credentials committee, which ac companied the excursion, would com bine business with pleasure and com plete their labors during that trip, but the importance (f their action was not fully understood until the tormal protest of the state chairman, j da* H. Jackson, against the seat [ ing of the Bear Lake delegation was i heurd.