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VOLUME i, NUMBER 3 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 8, 1906 PRICE FIVE CEN 1 ADOPT PLATFORM TICKET NAMED Democrats Complete Their Work and Adjourn At 4:30 yesterday aft* 100 a the democratic convention was called to order by chairman Heitfeld without loss of time. Chairman M. S. Park er of Ada read the platform which the committtee had prepared and it was adopted without change. Chairman Heitfeld called P. M. Davis of Ada, to the chair and placed in nomination Fred T. Dubois for United States sen ator. Joe Huchenson, of Ada, took the platform and in a flowery and el oquent speech seconded the nomina tion of Senator Dubois. At the close of Mr. Hutchinson's address, Geo. Erb of Nez Perce moved that the nom inations for U. S. senator be closed and it was seconded from all parts of the house. The motion was carried with a demonstration of enthusiasm. Senator Dnbois was called for and responded; ' 'I can say with perfect truth and sincerity," he began, ''that never in my life was I so proud as I am at this moment. I am indorsed by as splendid a citizenship as exists in any commonwealth in the world, in making a tight against a tyranny that, if unchecked, will evidently en able the Mormon church to complete ly dominate affairs of state. My re cord is an 'open book. 1 have never worn the collar of any denomination or corporation. I ask no one to sup port me for what I am, but for the principles for which I stand. ''I prophesy that within three years no man in the state of Idaho will have the temerity to stand on a pub lic platform and defend the hierarchy I of Salt Lake. It is indefensible. If j the republican party continues to at- i tempt to defend or condone it it will 1 go down to inevitable defeat. It is ! even now up against it. The issue is squarely placed before you: Will | you support the constitution of' your state? If you will, you "will! take the 'test oath. ' For years there was not a Mormon in the state who would subscribe to the oath. If they take it now they will not be good Mormons. I hope the enactment of such a statute as we contemplate will make them either leave the church or force the church to cease interference with politics and desist from the practice of polygamy. "If, as they say, there is no poly gamy, 'the answer is simple: They need not hesitate to subscribe to the 'test oath. ' But what they fear most of all is the law permitting a change of venue in prosecuting them and the law against unlawful cohabitation. Polygamy is the one institution that cements them together. "I was ashamed when I saw the spectacle of Congressman French sit ting between two apostles of the Mor mon church and give testimony in their behalf. The following ticket was nominated A MOONLIGHT PARTY Mr. Edward O'Brien, manager of the Hotel Idaho, will entertain a umber of invited friends and guests ~f the hotel on a moonlight launch de this evening. The steam launch "lphin has been chartered and the y w iH leave the dock about ten 'clock, and proceed to Col. Peyton's ilia, where a short stop will be e, after which they will take a on the lake and return, a party from Col. Peyton's to accompany them. This will be one of the pleasnaut moonlight parties of the season and will be greatly enjoyed. The Hotel Idaho crcbeatra will accompany the y. The guests of honor will be Frank ches and wife, Miss A. U. Berg, rs. Seigenthai, Miss Burnett, Miss Mclntee, Miss Zella Nelson, A. B. Rice, and Mr. A. A. Du Mias Peyton and Mias Greggory i» 'oin the party at Col. Peyton's. The hotel orchestra is deserving of men 'on, being composed of some of the best musicians in the west. J. A- Me> < hial, violinist, is an artist of no met a abUity, and his playing has won k'ti place in the hearts of tbs peopl, it this city. He has figured prominently as s leader in some of the largest orchestras of the west and with much enthusiasm: United States Senator—Fred T. Dubois, Bingham county. Member of congress—Rees Hatta baugh, Idaho county. Justice of the supreme court—Ste wart S. Denning, Latah county. Governor—0. O. Stockslager, Blaine county. Liuetenant governor—George C. Chapin, Bingham county. Secretary of state—Floeumey Gal loway, Washington county. Attorney general—Karl Paine, Ada county. Treasurer—Dr. J. B. Morris, Nez Perce county. Auditor—M. J. Bennet, Canyon conuty. Mine Inspector—Samuel Norman, Shonsnoe conuty. Superintendent of public instruc tion—Miss Permeal French, Blaine county. Judge, district No 1.—Major W. W. Wood, Shoshone county. Judge, district No 2.—Authority delegated to commiteemen from coun ties of district to select candidate. Judge, district No 3.—Thomas D. Calahan, Ada county. Judge, distrcit No. 4.—Guy C. Barnum, Blaine county. Judge, district No. 5.—C. A. Boyd, Bannock county. Judge, district No. 6.—Gus D. Quarles, Lemhi county. Judge district No. 7.— Edward L. Bryan, Canyon county. Before adjourning the convention passed motions thanking the citizens of Coeur d'Alene for their courteous entertainment; Cap. J. C. White for his enjoyable courtesy of an excur sion on the steamer Idaho. The following state central com miee, with county, district and mem bership at large, was appointed: committee—Ada, Joseph Hutchin son; Bannoqk, H. W. Lochart; Bing ham, John G. Brown; Blaine J. W. Bollinine; Boise J. A. Lippet; Can yon, C. H. Arbuckle; Cassia, N. J. Pierce; Custer, W. H. Feulkner; El more, John H. Garre; Fremont, Wm. Gess; Idaho, A. W. Talkinton; Koo tenai, Edwin McBee; Latah, Geo. W. S. Suppinger; Lemhi, S. C. Jones; Nez Perce, W. H. Peck; Owy he, Arthur Perice; Shoshone, Harry L. Day. District committee—First judi cal district, S. P. Donnelly; sec ond, Heny Heitfeld; third, C. Bas sett; fourth, P. H. Smith; fifth, D. W. Clark; sixth, Dr. W. C. Whit well; seventh, Frank Harris. Committee at large—Hon. Fred T. Dubois, J. W. Lieuellan, L. Under wood ; Fred Davis, J. T. Wourms. Most of the delegates left the city on a special train over the electric line at 11:30 last evening. has received the praises of the cities of the east. M. A. Russo, harpist, is an accom plished musician, and is the owner of a handsome gold medal received at the world's, fair at Chicago. He is al so a member of some of the leading orchestars ofthe east, and is a fav orite among the prominent clubs of Chicago. Arno Marsh, the favorite baritone soloist of Spokane, is with the or chestra. He has a fine rich voice, that has won for him the admiration of all those who have heard him. He has produced several minstrel shows in Spokane and other cities, and has traveled with Cleveland Minstrels, Haver leys and others. Choral Club. Robt. W. Collins reports the fol lowing sales: Peter Lundeen. lot 1 and residence building on Fifth street Read's addition, to Chas. T. Hnbble, consideration $1500; William 8. Thomas, residence building and five room residence on Fifth street. Read's addition to Jos. I. Shallis. considra tion, $1000; Ralph Best to the village of Coear d'Alene, 5 acres of land 1$ miles northeast of the city for rock query, consideration $500. received three L Bjorklond has oar loads of new stocl HARRY K. THAW, STANFORD WHITE'S SLAYER. Harry K. Thaw, whose lawyer will urge in court that he was Insane when be shot anil killed Stanford White, is a son of the late William Thaw of Pitts burg and Is hacked by a fortune of $40,000,000. His wife, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw formerly an artists' model and chorus girl, is very pretty. DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM A Comprehensive Document Strong ly Anti-Mormom We, the democrats of Idaho in state convention assembled, hereby unequivocally reaffirm our allegiance to the time honored principles of democrarcy as advocated by Jefferson, Jackson and Bryan. Hon. Wm. J. Bryan being one of the greatest living Amercians and the foremost exponent of democratic, principles, we heartily endorse him for the democratic presidential nom ination in 1908. We heartily endorse and commend to the thoughtful people of Idaho the record of Hon. Fred T. Dubois in the United States senate, and in his pat riotic struggle for the weel of his state and nation, the democrats of Idaho pledge him their hearty sup port. After a long career in the balls of congress during a period in which boodle and corruption in high places ran riot, he returns to his con stituents a poorer man than he was on the day he was first elected. We most cordially and heartily commend his course iu congress in securing for Idaho national aid for the great irrigation enterprises that are now making tbe deserts of Idaho the garden spots of America. We heartily endorse the policy of nominating a candidate for United States senator in the state uonven tion, a policy that is proverbially and essentially democratic. Appreciating the great advantages that will accrue to our state from the meeting of the fourteenth national ir rigation congress to be held in Boise, Sept. 3rd to 8tb, inclusive, we pledge our legislative candidates to work for the appropriation of $5,000,000 or as much thereof as may be needed to as sist in defraying the expense of said congress. We heartily are in favor of muni cipal ownership of public utilities. We believe that the time has come when there should be a revision of the present tariff to meet the condi tions of the country today. We hereby denounce in unmeasured terms tbe gross, wilful, extravagant and corrupt manner in which tbe present state administration has con ducted the state government daring the past two years and we condemn the present state administration for the manner in which tbe business of the state land board is conducted and especially its action in unjustly con testing the homestead claims of the settlers who have, in the ntmosC good faith, expended their time and in vested their money in securing homes for themselves and their fkaslliss up on the public domain within the state of Idaho. We an heartily in favor of tha en 1 ' actment of an employers' liability law and we hereby pledge our repre sentatives in the legislature to enact such law. We favor the enactment of an eight hour law applicable to all men employed under ground, in smel ters, concentrators and ore reduction works. We pledge tbe faith of tbe democratic party to the enactment of such a law, and we denounce the in consistency of tbe republican party In advocating such legislation, hav ing twice defeated the eight-hour bill in the state legislature* We are unalterably opposed to the domination of all trusts and mo nopolies in the judicial, political and commercial life of the state; we therefore pledge our representatives in tbe legislature to secure the en actment of such laws as will summar ily suppress these evils. In this con nection we specifically denounce the interference of the smelter trusts iu the selection of a judge for the first judicial district. We hereby pledge the nominee of this convention for governor to ap point an insurance commissioner who will see to it that the so called "Six Bit" insurance companies should be prevented from doing business in Idaho until they pay their bouest debts. Further we pledge the people to pass more effective legislation to protect policy holders. The democratic party pledges itself to encourage and assist the homestead settlers, to the end that the uimpro priated portion of tbe state lands be taken up by useful citizens and trans formed into happy homes. We favor the enactment by our leg if-lature of a primary election law whereby candidates for office shall be nominated by direct vote of the peo ple, and we pledge our legislative candidates, in the event of their elec tion, to work for the passage of such law. We deplore the untimely death of our honored citizen and ex-guvernor, Frank Steunenberg, by tbe hand of an assassin, and we demand that tha person or persons responsible there for, whomsoever they my be, he pun ished to the fall extent of the law. We favor the submission of s con stitutional amendment to the people providing a separate elecion at a time other than the general election of state and county officers, when shall be elected judges iff the supreme and district courts aad county and state superintendenta of schools. Until such constitutional amendment can be adopted. It shou ld be tha policy of the democracy ef this state to select c a ndid ates for these important offices (Continued on page 4) PASS SEWER ORDINANCE City Council Transacts Much Im< portant Business An adjourned regular meeting of the council was held last night and the sewer ordinance launched. Those present were Mayor Collins, W. A. Andrew, and Geo. Williams. After posing over several small re ports, the report of fire and water committee was heard. This showed that the hydrants at the oorner of Fourth and Wallace, Sherman and Second streets, and also one near the depot are out of order, and are prac tically useless. W. A. Andrew stated that these hydrants were damaged by excessive use by the sprinkler, and said that the present arrangements for geting water for the sprinkler was a poor one, due to the fact that when the wafer was turned on, it was only turned part way, not allowing the full amount of water to pass out, but letting a large amount of it flow back, washing out the foundation under the hydrants. Mr. Collins stated that new valves had been ordered, which, when installed would remedy tbe present trouble. O. B. Moon was present, and anke<l on behalf of the residents of Sherman street, that the city have the sprinkler spend more of its time on that por tion of Sherman street where grad ing lias been done, stilting that the dust was deep, and at times unbeara ble. Mayor Collins told him that with the present small force, they wen* uu uble to give them better service. The report of the committee on streets and public property was made by Geo. Williams, who stated that Mr. Weile would be in the city dur ing the week, for the purpose of checking up the grade on Sherman street. Reporting for the health and police comittee, Mayor Collins stated that he had employed a man with a tank to handle the garbage aud cesspools. Mr. Andrew informed Mr. Moon that the sprinkling bill for tbe past month $190, and that the large ness of the bill was due to the exces sive sprinkling on that part of Sher man street where Moon had asked for more water. He also stated that the spriukler was often on the streets all night. Mr. Andrew, who has been acting us a special committee iu charge of the rock crusher, stated that he had had the crusher taken to the rock pile and made ready for use. The ques tion of purchasing the tand in thit vicinity came up and on a motion by Andrew the chairman was directed to purchase five acres of land from Ralph Best, that land being the por tion now covered by a rockslide. and ; located east of town, for the purpose [ of furnishing the city with crushed rock for use in macadamizing the streets, at a price not to exceed #500. Mr. Anderw stated that an expert ou macadamizing hail said that tbe rock j A MOUNTAIN TRAGEDY Wallace, Idaho, Aug. 8.—The sheriff's office has been notified of the discovery of tbe remains of a dead man on the north fork of the Clear water river, about 43 miles from Iron mountain, and Deputy Sheriff Wil liams and Coroner D. E. Keys, both residents of Mullan, left for the scene to prosecute an investigation. The remains were found not far from a cabin, and were evidently those of an elderly or middle aged man and appeared to have lain where discovered since about February. A diary, is reported, was found near the body, but tbe name in the book, if any there were, has not been given the sheriff, so tbe officials are still in the dark aa to tbe identity of the body. The diary according to tbe inform ant, had bean kept up to some time in February, and notations were made by the writer that hla eyesight was leaving him. At last he wrote that be was almost blind, and the next entry was simply a scrwliug mark to show that tha writer could not see what be was doing. A line of miner's fuse wee found connect ing the door ofthe cabin with a near by brooklet or aprfa*. evidently plac ed there whan the *t this place was of a fine quality and very desirable for this work. Mayor Collins stated that he had purchased the land, and that he waa ready to transfer it to the city for $500. Also, that Ralph Best would dedicate a street to the city in hi* tract of land. The report of the village treasurer was received and placed on file. This report showed a balance on hand of $218.91 The report of the justice ol the peace showed that fines amount ing to $116 had been collected dur ing the month of July. This report was laid over, awaiting tbe marshal's report. The report of road overseer showed that but 175 poll tax reoeipts had been issued to date, from October 1, 1905. Andrew said that this amount was ridicuously small, and asked why more taxes had not been collected. After some discussion tbe chairman was directed to instruct tbo road overseer to collect all taxes possible and to prosecute any who might re fuse to pay. The board was inform ed that Anderson had refused to pay his tax, and after having another man work it out for him he refused to pay the man. He also refused to pay for , moving the lumber In front of the Rogers building ou July 4. Tbe re 1 port of the road overseer was received und placed on file. Under petitions, the clerk read a i communication from J. P. Lanier askiug that he be grunted s license for a saloon in the building recently occupied by E. Bjorkiund. On a motion by Andrew tbe application was laid <>n the table. Tile fiuauce and claims committee allowed bills amounting to $254,75. The sewer ordinance was submitted by the sewer committee und rcioljthe first time for passage. This ordinance j provides for the establishment of a sewerage system, the estimated cost to be about $80,000. The outlet to be to Spokane river. 4)oe of the provi sions of the ordinance requires tha treasurer of the village, who shall al so act as treasurer of the sewer com mittee, to give a sufficient bond. The amount filled in by the board was $15,000. Andrew stated that a superintendent had not been appointed for tbe ceme tery, and by amotion. Ham Smith waa appointed to fill this office, at a salary of $50 a mouth. There was some discussiou over the price of lots in the cemetery, the clerk making if one party could purchase one lot con taining three graves for $15. Ha waa told that one person could par chase aa many lots as he desired L he would pay for them at the rata aa tablished in the ordinance. The meeting adjourned to fin o'clock this evening, when the sewei ordinance will pass its second read in*. pector, which he U thought to hav° been, discovered that he would soon be unable to see, to guide him to and from the 'rater. The man who found the remains said indications pointed to the man having died of starvation. Caned the Chairman. One of tbe pleasant closing fea tures of the democratic convention was the presentation of an ebony gold headed cane to Ex-Senator Henry Heitfeld, tbe chairman. The cane waa given by the delegatee as s token of the esteem and respect in which Mr. Heitfeld. is held by tbe democrats of Idaho. Girls Are Located. Lucy Brown and Bessie Hender son, the girls who ran sway from horns Monday, and for whom diligent search was made at Spokane, both by the parents of the girls and the po lice, were located at Harrison, this morning, and tbe authorities hers no tified. The girls are stopping at the Harrison hotel, and arrived there Tueeday evening. Tbe police of this city were notified this morning by phone, and informed the parents, The girls are expected to return to this city ou tbe late boat this even ing*