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VOLUME i, NUMBER 18 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS. SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST 25, 1906 PRICE FIVE CENT MAKE ALCOHOL FROM SAWDUST New Process Makes Opening for Big Industry Here Hie following article is reproduced from the ' 'Technical Engineer, ' ' and is an interesting contribution on the subject of the distillation of aloohol from sawdust: Prof. Alexander Clas sen, of the technical college at Aix la-Chapelle, Germany, has worked out a thoroughly practicable and com mercially successful method of mak ing alcohol from sawdust. It differs from the process formery exlpoited, in that to convert the cellulose into glucose, gaseous sulphurous acid is utilised, instead of sulphuric acid, which it is difficult and costly to re move. i The first ^illustration shows the stills and apparatus used in the manu facture of the sulphurous acid, and also, in the rear, of the right, the "digester," in which the sawdust is treated. The digester is a revolving iron drum, lined with lead, which is necessary to resist the aotion of the acid. The charge of sawdust is put into this drum, and is mixed with one-third its weight of the acid solu tion. The drum is then revolved, its jacket being meanwhile filled with steam which rises the charge to temperature of 295 deg. P. The 1 heat causes the sulphurous acid gas ! to act on the cellulose of the sawdust glucose being formed. Three hours are required to complete the process, during which time the pressure of the expanding gases rises to over 100 pounds per sqaure inch. The excess steam and sulphurous gas then pass together into absorbing tanks, and are thus saved to be used again later. The digester now no longer contains sawdust, but simply wood fiber and glucose or sugar together with a few other minor products formed by the 1 action of the heat and acid as well as the pressure. The sugar, with the sawdust fiber, goes into exhaustion tanks; and the sugar, of which about INSURGENTS GAIN RECRUITS Rebel Army in Cuba Is Rapidly Growing Havana, Cuba, Aug. 25.—Unoffi Havana, Cuba, Aug. 25.—Unoffi cial advices received from the west ern part of the province of Pinar del Rio are to the eflect that the insur gent forces, now-concentrating west of San Juan de Martinez, are far more formidable than had been sup posed, and also are better supplied for a long and aggressive campaign. Pino Guererra's following in Pinar del Rio now is certainly from 1500 to 2000 men. A Draft for $700. Notwithtsanding the heavy loasea of the insurance companies through the San Fmcisco fire, my agency is able to adjust all losses in an incredibly abort time. This is proven by the fhct that in 10 days after the destruc tion of Homer King's residence at Hay den Lake by fire, I presented him with a draft for the fall amount in sured, being $700. GEO. F. STEELE. AN OLD SOLDIER DIES Michael Shaffner died last evening at 3:50 o'clock after a short illness. The deceased was 69 years of age and had served 10 years in the United States army, passing through the civ il war, and was a member of the Fourth Infantry at Fort Sherman for many years. He came to this city in 1891 and has many friends among those who served in the army with him and among the residents. Of his relatives, but two remain to mourn his lass, one a brother in Mis souri and s sister who resides in Illi nois. The funeral services will be held under the auspices of the G. A. R. of which ha is a member, belong ing to A. T, McSeynolds, Post Num 85 per cent is fermentable, is washed out. The water passes through these exhaustion tanks continuously, wash ing out the glucose completely, in this experimental plant ten vats be ing in use for this purpose, with a capacity of 36 gallons each. They are connected by valves and pipes in such a way that the contents of any one tub can be emptied into any other; and when the oontents of one vat have been treated with ten wash ings, that vat is emptied and refilled. A long ton of sawdust prodr ces a solution containing about 500 pounds of sugar, of which about 75 or 80 per cent is fermentable, when treated with yeast, the remaining portion be ing non-fermentable. Hie next process takes place in the "neutralizing tank," where the so lution from the exhaustion vats is neu tralized with calcium carbonate. If this were not done, the sulphurous acid which might be carried over, or any organic acid which is formed, would destroy the yeast >n the next step in the manufacture of alcohol. This next step is fermented. The solution is kept at a constant temper ature and yeast is added, fermenta tion taking place very quickly. The process from this step on is similar to that whioh takes place in distilleries, the solution passing from the fer menting vats to the stills. A remarkable feature of this pro cess is the fact that the sawdust after leaving the exhaustion vats, can be used for fuel; for, although its vol ume constantly diminishes after each step in the process, still its value as fuel remains unchanged, no compon ent having a fuel value having been removed. The process is constantly being im proved, and about 25 gallons of abso lute alcohol is now obtained from a | long ton of sawdust, or about double | that quantity of crude alcohol. Has Established an Agency. E. S. Smith, manager for the Equitable Savings and Loan Associa tion, of Portland, is a visitor in the city, and has established an agency at the First National bank Which is under the supervision of G. S. Sar gent. The advertisement of the com pany appears in this issue. Bk P. Excursion Rates. Notify your friends in the east how cheaply they may visit you. Round trip from St. Fhul. Minneapo lis, Duluth and Superior to Portland aad ail Sound points, §60; to Spo kane, -155. From Chicago to Port land and all Sound points, $75; Spo kane, $70. These tickets are good to return via sontera route if desired. Dates of sale, Jane 1 to Sept. 15, 1906, final limit, Oct. 31, 1906. ber 19, department of Idaho, but no date has been set and nothing will be done until word is received from his brother. The remains are in charge of G. Arthur Goble, of the Idaho Unndertaking company. Miss Susan Davis will spend Sun day. with her parents. Clyde Walker will spend Sunday on the Coeor d'Alene river. A continuation of the Danner bank ruptcy cnee, of Post Falls, was held before Referee Potts in his office in this city yesterday. mmzi CHARLES S00YSMITH, TUNNEL EXPERT. Charles Sooysmlth, expert in the pneumatic caisson method for foundations of large buildings and the freezing process of subaqueous tunneling, is a But falonian by birth and fifty years old. He Is a civil engineer by heredity, his father having been an eminent member of that profession The Pennsylvania Railroad company is spending $100,000 under the East river. New York, in experimenting with Mr. Sooysmlth's freezing process. COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETS Ratifies Business of Committee Executive The Commercial club held a called meeting last evening for the purpose of considering the recommendations of the executive committee in regard to turning over $200 to J. P. Quillau as a trustee to apply ou the purchase price of the ten acres of land to be donated to the Lutheru college. The matter was put to in the form of a motion and the recommendation of the committee. The club also ratified the action of the executive committeee and ap pointed Mayiv Collins, Geo. F. Steele, Ira H. Shall is and T. A. Daughters to assist F. D. Wiuuand P. J. Quillan in the soliciting of funds for the $25,000 donation to the Lutheran college. Attorney Flynn was instructed to reconstruct the bylaws and make them conform with the articles of in corporation, and Geo. Steele propos ed the name of G. P. Gunderson for membership to the club. There was considerable discussion as to the legality of secretary Philip Harding becoming a member of tbe board of directors. T. A. Daughters noised the question as to whether be bad ever Ilea made a member of the blub, and stated that M. W. A. PICNIC SUNDAY The M. W. A. Uniform Team will give a picnic tomorrow aud Monday and have chartered tbe steamer Boueta of the White Star line, which will carry them up the lake, leaving the electric dock at nine o'clock in tbe morning and returning Monday. This is the second excursion by tbe M. W. A. this season, tbe first being so popular that they are repeating it. Tbe usual games and sports will tie indulged in and there will be plenty of provisions. The Church and Saloon • Next Sunday, at tbe Christian church, corner Ninth and Indiaxa streets, tbe minister will p re ach at eleven o'clock, taking as his theme Rom. 8:28, "Alt things working to gether for good. " At eight o'clock in the evening "The Church and tbe Saloon" will be the subject discussed. Next Wednesday evening the union prayer meeting will be held at this church. Tbe Press wants a mas or woman to solicit subscriptions either on aal if he had not he could not legally be come a director. There was much discussion over this question, in which a number of the members of the club stated they were in favor of retaining Pbilp Harding in the capac ity of secretary and also as a member of the board of directors and spoke of his efficient work since be has been connected with the club. Tbe dis cussion disclosed the fact that he had been employed as secretary of the club but that be bad not been a mem ber. The club left tbe matter to the new board of directors on motion of J. C. White. - Visiting in the City. Mrs. H. L. Doble and daughters re turned from a two months' visit with friends and relatives in tbe Sound country, where Mrs. Doble was seek ing better health. Her condition is considerably improved and they re P ort 8 good time. - . - Arthur Cappalin, who was confined to tbe Coeru d'Alene hospital for some time with a severe case of blood poisoning, kfft yesterday for his home in Minneapolis. Dr. Grant and wile of Wallace, are visitors in the city, and will spend a few days with Dr. aud Mrs. Craik. E. J. Daughters and family, who have been spending a few days visit ing T. A. Daughters and family, left for their home in Salt Lake City, Utah, yesterday. C. H. Potts, referee in bankruptcy received tbe bankruptcy papers of Chas. L. Brickell, of Rathdrum, yes terdsy. Mrs. I. S. Harvey will leave tomor row morning for a two months' visit to Janesville, Idaho. During her ab >ee Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Rodrick will occupy her residence. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rasa of Union City, Penn., are visitor* in the city and looking for a location for a home. They have spent s e ve ra l day* her* and are fbvorably imprmned. Their location hat* will be the as*ams of bringing other e as t ern people to this city. KOOTENAI CO. SOCIALISTS MEET Holding County Convention In This City The Kootenai county socialist* are out in full force and holding their county convention in the McFarland hall today. There was a total attend ance of about 65 delegatee from the different precincts. The'convention was called to order at eleven o'clock this morning and elected John G. Koch of Rathdrum, as temporary chairman, and J. H. C. Scurlock, of Saudpoint, as temporary secertary. The temporary organiza tion was made permanent and the fol lowing persons on the committee on credentials were appointed: A. O. Smith, Lane; F. C. Runyon, Rathdrum; and W. L. Summers of Harrison. On the oommittee on reso lutions three was appointed Scurlock, Hubbard, E. S. Van Hosteen, 8. A. Stowe, and W. O. Fuller. Following these appointments the meettiug ad journed at one o'oclook to conveue at three, when the reports of committees will be heard and a ticket nominated. Constantine's Vision. "In Hoc Vinces—In Hoc Bingo Spes Men," or Constantine Revised, will be the subject at the Presyterian church Sunday morning. A contest for new aud old scholars will be launched at the Sabbath school that i meets at 10. m. There will be no evening servicea at the church as the congregation will Join in the revival meetings at the Fort Chapel. At 3 p. m. ou Sunday there will 0 e a gospel service at the chapel in the , Fort to which all will l>e welcome. In connection with this meeting the. preliminary stei>s will be taken for tlie reopening of tbo Sunday school, Rev. aud Mrs. Spicer willl have charge of the evening service at 8 o'clock when an excellent program of song aud sermon will Ik* rendered, The meetings will continue at the Fort during the week and the public ARE SEETHING W1TH_ANARCHY Baltic Provinces the Scene of Outrages St. Petersburg, Aug. 25.—The Baltic provinces are seethuig with anarchy. From all the chief centers in that section come reports of out rages and claahes between tbe police and torrtorist*. Several bomb out rages were committed yesterday aud tbe day before. Factory handn in tbe Bakmut dis trait held a meeting yestenlay, at which incendiary speeches were made. The authorities summoued the Cos sacks and a detachment of the latter appeared on the scene. The crowd refused to disperse, with tbe result that the soldiers opened fire, killing and wounding many. Low Rates East. The Northern Pacific offers the fol lowing rates to eastern points: To Chicago and return, $61, date* of sale July 2 and 3, August 7, 8 and 9, Sept. 8 and 10. St. l>aul, Minne apolis, Duluth, Kansas City. St. Jos eph. Leavenworth. Omaha, Council DEMOCRATS ON MONDAY The democratic county convention will reassemble at Rathdrum Monday for the purpose of nominating legis lative and county tickets. A number of persons are mentioned for the var ious offices, but none are sctive can didates. __ ATTORNEYS ARE SILENT. — Leave Boise Without Explana tions. Boles, Idaho, Aug. 25.—Attorneys for She defense in the Stennenberg murder caw hare again scattered, leaving this afternoon and tonight for different points. K. F. Richard aoa to* goo* took to Daw and will be made welcome. Labor Sunday pro wise* not only to be somewhat unique at the Preebyter* lan church hut also quite interesting. It comes on September 2 this year, and will be given the right of way both morning and evening servioea. All unions and labor organisations will be weolomed either as individu als or in a body and such as report the prospective attendance will be given reserve in the sittings of the churoh. In addition to the special programs of music for the day sub jects bearing directly upon labor and the social organism will be discussed. is for BASEBALL TOMORROW Home Team Will Line up With Dodd Clothing Company The local base bail team will play tbe Dodd Clothiers tomorrow at Athletic park, the game being called at three o'clock. This is the team that showed the boys of this city bow to play ball ou July 1, and carried away the money. The locals are ask ing the question, "Can they do it again?" The only way to answer it them to play better than they did when they were defeated by the S. A. A. G. The game with the War wicks proved that tbe boys were out of form in the previous games, and there is a chance for a good game to , morrow. The Steamer Queen, owned by A. Kennedy A Son, is receiving a treat meat of jialut aud general repairing. The boat baa been out of commission for several days but will resume its regular work Monday. Among other things u new thrust bearing is Isdug installed and the engines are being thoroughly overhauled. Bluffs. Sioux City and Ft, Williams, $52.50. Dates of sale same as above; stopovers will be allowed west of the Miseouri river. Tickets good for 90 days. July 19, final return limit Septem ber 20. Toronto, Out., Sept. 8 and 10, go ing limit September 22, return limit November 30, New Orleans, La., Oct. 7 and 8, going limit Oct. 16, return Nov. 16. Kates for above points have not yet been named through but will be up by addition of tbe special rates used by eastern roads and our excur sion rate of one fare plus $10 for round trip. Complete information will be given later. Return trip through California be a rrauged. Dr. Boyington aud wife left for Chatcollet this morning, where they will spend Sunday. Clarence Darrow is on his way to Spokane and Portland. The latter said he was coming lack to attend the irrigation congress. Noth inches leaked out indicatnig why they as sembled here at thie time. No move has been made in the case so far as cwj ^ The prosecution is entirely in the dark as to of the v is it. the 1 not Scrub yourself daily, you're clean inside. Clean inside -- clean stomach, bowels, blood, llvar, clean, healthy tissue in every organ. Moral—Take Hollister's Rooky Mountain Tea. 36 rente, Tea or Tob lete. The Coeor d'Alene Drug cow pany.