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LUME i, NUMBER 119 THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS, SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER aa. 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS SALOON TO EACH 2SPERS0NS hese Are Conditions on Upper St. Joe ftiver Persons coining down from tbe up r St. Joe river country where tbe bica^'o, Milwaukee & St. Paul ilway is building camps along, its roposed route, where about 400 men e employed, str.ted that there are jxteen saloons in full operation, bese places are scattered along tbe iver from the bead of navigation up. ocording to reports there is one sa oon in that country for every twen y.flre men employed. It is the old itory of railroad building through a vild unsettled country and calls to BiiDd the days when the Northern Pa olflc was laying its tracks across the wilderness. ( - . , «. In Idaho the law prohibits saloons within three miles of such camps, but it is rarely enforced and may be call ed a dead letter. History is repeat ing itself and the building of the Milwaukee brings with it all the evils that follow the railway camp. One laloon for every twenty-five men ought to be sufficient to build the Milwaukee. INCREASE JAP ARMY Two More to Be Divisions Added Victoria, B. C., Dec. 22.—Advices were received by steamer Tremont which arrived from the orient that the Japanese cabinet had agreed to the'increase of the Japanese army by two divisions as urged by the minis ter of war. The minister of finance objected strongly. Funds will be found by cutting down extraordinary appropriations in other departments. The Japanese army will have a total of 19 divisions when the increase is made. With the establishment Japan will be able to put three quarters of a million men In the field. Three new forces ape proponed to be raised, heavy field artilery, a.med with quick firing gnhShntl cavalry. p Japan is repressing Formosan in surgents with a heavy band. A long IN CHAMBER Paris, Deo. 22.—Tiie galleries and benohes in tbq chamber of dep ties were crowded yesterday when the gov ernment's bill amending the church and state separation law of 1905 was called up. All the members of the cabinet were present. Some nervous ness prevailed on aocount of the atti tude of the followers of ex-Premier Combes, as a result of tbe incident in tbe chamber last night, when M. Pellets, radical socialist, demanded time to dicsuss the • eport of the com mittee on the new bill, which drew forth a sharp reply from Premier Cle nieuceau regarding "friends and pre tended friends." The opposition speakers first to address the chamber were M. O. Lazies and Rribert, who argued that the least the government could accord tbe clericals was the inclusion in the new law of a distinct provision that only priests having ecclesiastical au thority should be allowed to conduct public worship in the churches, while M-Premier Ribot, amid cheers from the right, severely criticized tbe gov ernment's "precipitate chang* of po sition after promising to leave the churches open for public worship and to allow a year's grace for the final allow a year's grace devotion of church property." Minister of Public Worship Brland n.sier 01 ruouc wonu» F declared that the government baa long forseeu the necessity for the' present step. He said: "Nevertheless, we are not alarmed. _ _ _ The country is calm and public opln-1 ion supports our policy of modera I tion. Bishops and even archbishops are supplicating ns to expel them in order that the holy see may not sue pect them of reaching an understand •ng with tbe goreiiraent. " This caused a loud protest from M. Denys Cochin, for which the deputy was called to order The minister con tinned: ' W e know that the Vatican will re fuse to abide by tbe law of 1905, but will force it to keep within tbe law Amid prolonged applauses from the left m, Briand concluded with »u appeal for tbe support of all re publicans. blockading line has been formed sim ilar to Kitchener's blockading idea in South Afrioa and the insurgent villages Sra being taken one by one. At the Laihyo village, tbe Japanese spared few, and alarmed by the fats of that village, others have surrender ed. The insurgents have been driven back to the mountains. Inclining to Imperialism. San Francisoc. Dec. 22. —The boar& of education of San Francisco has agreed to stand by tha contents of the emphatic letter whioh its secretary, E. C. Leffingwell, sent yesterday in reply to a severe criticism from a leading American missionary in Japan. Dirootor David O.iver, Jr., said: "The more one studies the qu s 1 tion, toe stronger the impression be-1 comes that our federal goven ment is I inolinirg toward imperialism. That j is, there is eviden ly a certain clique or inner airole in course of forma tion. which set is plainly dominated by the manufacturers and producers' associations in the east, and by the trusts." and col Launch Sinks. Olympia, Wash., Deo. 22.—Charles Obadle, engineer and part owner of tbe launch Traveler, lost his life here last evening. Three passengers were rescued, bat the launch wss entirely destroyed. The lannob bad just started from the dock when there was an explosion of gasoline. Chadle, with a scream, sprang overboard and was drowned. The passengers, Miss Ttllie Noble, a school teaober, John Gibbs and Tom Gibbe, threw part of a cargo of plank the lanuoh carried into the water, then jumped into the bay and supported thomiMlves with tbe planks until rescued by a boat from the City of Shelton. Cbadle's mother from the wharf saw the fire illapsed whan reeourers oame back without her son. FRESHIES TOO FRESH They Frighten the Janitor and Do Other Things. Last evening a number of the Freshmen of the Coenr d'Alene high school became so enthusiastic over the two weeks' vacation whioh had been granted them that they became hilar ious and started a little excitement of their own. After school was dis missed they began plagueing the jan itor and that worthy servant of the public fled in fright and securely locked himself in one uf tbe closets in the school building. When the dense fog and tbe shades of evening fell like a mantle over tbe city, number of spectres stole forth from various places, bearing a huge banner with a rude design of a skull and crossbotes. This banner was hoisted to tbe bell tower where it still waves in fiendish defiance. Tbe colors of tbe freshmen class adorn tbe build ing bidding defiance to the sopho mores. Tbe school bell pealed ont on tbe night air in a glad and joyous tone telling that it would rest with tbe children for two short weeks. At a late hour the spectres departed and tbe clans disbanded to meet iu >t , tuXur* date, ^ ____ Oar Christmas Invitation. We extend our beet wishes and a merry Christmas to our maty frier da I and patrons, and announce that our store will be dosed all Christmas day, but each and every child, up to fifteen in Cost d'Alene and vieinty who will appear at oar store on Christmas morning at 9 a.m. will be presented with a Christmas souv enir. We want every one, not a few, ; but there will be no exoeption, and .remember that the door will open promptly at niDe for tbe distribu tion only. Let tbe little ones come and get in line WINN BARR CHAINKY COMPANY. The Christmas exercises of tbe Baptist church will be rendered Mon day evening at eight o'clock. 1 I j MRS. VON BOHLEN UND HALBACH. Undoubtedly the wealthiest bride In the world Ik Mrs. Gustav von Bohlen and Halbach, who was Miss Bertha Kriipp. daughter of the famous German manufacturer of guna. At her father's death she Inherited property said tQ exceed $100/(00,000. She owns the great Krupp works at Essen, where are manufactured the artillery and arms for the army and the nrinor for the navy of Germany. Mrs. von Bohlen. ns she will be known. Is twenty years of age. She Is described as a wholes >n»e. sensible young woman. It has been staled that upon her trousseau she expended only $250. BRYAN GRILLS ROOT Lincoln, Neb., Deo. 22.—W. J. ( Bryan, commenting on Secretary of State Root's latest speech, enters his | emphatic protest against the doctrine of centralization which he says Mr. Root indorses. Mr. Dryan says: "He seems to rest his argument upon the uld idea of destiny—tbe refuge of man who wants to do a thing which be can not defend. The destiny argument carried us Into our expensive exneriment in imperialism, and now destiny Is oalled upon to blight the states and centralize all government at Washington. Tbe constitution, while made more than a century ago, is adequate fair today. "The changes that are needed are changes of methods, not of principle. The division of the powers of govern ment was founded upon the doctrine of self government, and tbe preserva tion of the nation depends upon oar* ful observance of tbe limitations be tween t' e things that are looal and the things that are national. Thoee who do not recognize the doctrine uf local self government can make an argument for the federal government, but those who believe in the doctrine of self government recognise that the people can be trusted beat with that with which they are best acquainted and that tbe people are best acquaint ed with the things which are near them and imme<laU-ly couoerti them." If Secretary Root baa in mind the Japanese question as it presents itself in California, Mr. Bryan says be will find tbe American people unwilling to turn the school systems over to the federal government merely to please any foreign nation, however, friend ly. If be has in mind tbe elimination of trusts, be will not find it unneces sary to deprive the state of present powers to make congressional action effective. RESCUE HICKS TODAY Workers Are Near Entombed Miner. Bakersfield, Cal., Dec. 22.— "Hicks will be rescued," baa been a commonplace and a tiring expression about Bakersfield. A large number of crevices have been brought to view which lead directly to Hicks. Not only Is conversation possible through these cracks but it is found that small articles could be lowered by mesne of a string through cracks to tbe captive miner. A llgbtd oandle Press Piano Contest ==S One vote for Net Good Laics* Voted by iL December 25th ...... ( ^ . . Hicl " 1 ", d he *T' | the refle ? UoD 'ta flare. sble to survey the soenes of hie earth enolo sure. He'reported that the sudden introduc tion of light did not at all affeet hla eyes and that indead he would be willing to sacrifice one Jqst to get sight of tbe precious raya of tbe sun. The crevices disclose tbe fact that the oompany engineers have been abeoutely correct In tbetr oslcula ttona. The oandle was dropped on a string 18 inches long and struck plum at tbe aide of tbe ore oar, proving exactly where Assistant En gineer Hall and hie assistants plann ed to arrive. High hopes are extended for a re lease. A short perpendicular dis tance la yet to be gone through and this will surely not oooupy tbe at tentlon. CONFER WITH LEGISLATORS Lewiston People Looking for the Plums Lewiston, Idabo, Deo. 22.—Confer ences between tbe Lewistou Com inercial club and the legislative dele gate** from Nez Perce and Idaho couu ties have been arranged for nefore the departure of the aeuate and house uieutters for Boise. January 2 and 1 have been set apart by the club for the entertainment of tbe legislative members, when conferences will be held and matters of local concern dis cussed. Among tbe more important matters to be taken np will be a $60,000 ap propriation for a new dormitory, at tbe Htate Normal In tbia city, tbe Itamage of a bill for joint puroliaae with tbe state of Washington of tbs bridge which unites the eitiee of Lewiston and Clarkson, tbe subject of river improvement end an appro priation for tbe state insane asylum at Oriflno. Notables from Europe. New York, Deo. 22.—Baron Heng elmuUar, Austrian ambassador to America, arrived here today on tbe steamer Kaiser Wilhelm 11. from Europe. Among other passengers on tbe staemer were Mm. Nordics, tbe opera singer ; Ernest Thompson Baton and Mrs. Pbeoebe Hoarat. ASKS FOR SUBWAY IN SPOKANE Electric Line Wants Tunnel Under Main Street Spokane, Wash., Deo. 22,—A gi gantic subway project, coating nearly million dollars, to oonuect the freight and passenger terminals of tbe Spokane A Inland Railroad company will be submitted to the oity council ai d a franchise asked at ita next meeting. , The proposed tunnel would be near ly a mile long, would follow beneath Front avenue far nearly . the entire distance, and the floor of the tunnel would be about 30 feet from the our face of the atreet. 3 The franc bias asked for provides for a double track tunnel from the passenger station at Main avenue to Front avenue under Lincoln street, thence under Front te about Center street, between Bernard and Brown, thence diagonally from Front avenue, coming out Into the freight giouds of tbe oompany at aotue point between Division and Sheridan streets, with the right to oarry power llnea tor the opreatlon of its electric railway a] stem. TRAIN SERVICE STOPPED L&ndsldles Tie lip Railway Traffic. Lewiston, Idaho, Deo. 22.—Train servioe on tbe Clearwater Short Line since the heavy tains lias been en tirely atopped.lt can not beaaoertaln ed just when the regular schedule can be resumed. All the stage routaa which make connection with tbe Bhort Line have also been dlacuntln ad. The passenger train whioh left Btites yesterday morning la hemmed in by a rook slide at a point opposite Peek, 35 miles seat of here. Pasaet) gera who were forced to spend tbe night ooi hoard the qar* were transfer rad early this morning to a'speoial train sent out from Lewiston. Bar UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS Nye Lllherlaud returned to tbe oity list evening from Moscow, Ida ho., wbare be haa been attend lug tbe University, and will spend tbe holi days with hla parents Mr. Litbertand stated to » Pi ess represents live this murniug that the work on the new building* wa# pro gressing rapidly. Tbe Agricultural building has been completed, but will not be ocoupled until sometime during the coming semester, owing to the delay in the shipment of tbe furniture and other appliances. Tbe Assay building has been completed and is now iu use. and the Mill building, where the mining engineers study the practical end of the work i* completed and the machinery will be installed after the first of tbe year. Work has been ooramettced on the Administration building which will be one of tbe finest public buildings in the west, erected at a cost in the neighborhood of $ 500 , 000 . At pres ent the gymnasium is heuig used as a library aud gymnasium combined. Mr. LitberUud also «tate<l that there was an unusually large number of students from the ensUru state* in all dejsutments. He spoke highly of the institution in general aud es pecially of the military discipline, which is very severe aud under tbe direction of Lieutenant Bteuueuberg, brother of tbe late ex-Governor Ktuu enberg. Tbe cadets will bold tbelr yearly encampment at Lewiston next other interesting stories told by Mr. Litbertand was that tiie Regents of tbe University wera now eoneidering tbe advisability of locat ing e biological stetlou in northern Idabo and rtronigy inclined to locate the an* in Conor d'Alene tbe com tng summer. At present tbe Ublver city Is without a summer biological station and in tbe near future tbe question will be decided *ud sork Girls Prevent Fire. Ratbdrum, Idsbo. Dee. 22.— Miss Ida Stoddard was preparing to retire for the night when she overturned a lighted oandle. igniting her clothing. Her cries awoke ber roommate. Mias vice on the Culdeeac branch haa Jnot been iterrupted. The train iu from Spokane, due here at 7:30 o'olook yesterday morning, encountered a slide between Troy and Kendriok, and did not arrive until 2:30 o'olook. Passengers who ware forced to spent) the night aboard the care at Feck were loud in their praise of Conductor Phillips, who did all In hla power to make things comfortable. He eeo) a wagon to Peck for supplies blankets. Big fires were made up,, and a comfortable night was spent FAMINE IN CHINA Conditions Are Becoming Alarming. Victoria, B. C„ Dec. 24.—Further advices were received of fnmtne al ready causing heavy low of life in Anhui and Kiaugsl provinces. Tbe flooded area cover* 40,000 square miles, which supported 15,000,OOP people. Tens of thousand* are living on leave* and root*. Rev. T. F. Mo Crea, writing to Sbaaghi appealing for help mid: "Unless imiu- dtate relief be given eight to ten million persons will ex perience a famine, and great number* will periah. Hundreds are already dying of famine and fever. Some throw tbelr children into the water and then commit suicide. Many are selling their children for almost nothing. Officials are forcing the famine sufferers with gun busts and soldiers to remain in tbe flooded district*, while falling to supply food, end they must starve. Distar ! bancee are taking place and will be 1 come aerious. The starving people feel they may as well die by the sword as by starvation. Thera will be no relief until crops ripen next Jane and tbe prospects ere awful to ' contemplate " Allot Webster, who ran to her era si enna, wrapping tbe bed qoilta around her and smothering the tiamea. Mis# Wsbster has .-barge of the Bell Telephone company exchange at tbia place and Mia* Stoddard la her assistant, and they were at tbe time in their apartments In the Exchange building. The rare presence of mind of the two girls unquestionably prevented what might have been e very serious affair. As It was they suffered only s few slight burns and a little exolU-nx-ut, South Dakota "Makes Good.'* Hants Barbara, Cel., Deo. 22.— With almost Ideal conditions f wind and weather prevailing In the Bants Barbara channel, the cruiser South Dakota today fully realised tbe ex pectation* of builder* slid naval offi oer* connected with tire government*' tests. The mean of tier five high speed runs over the measured mils woe 22.12H knots per hour, snd tbe highest run wan at tbe rate of 22.768 knots. Rope Broke at Hanging. Houston, Mo., Dec. 22.—The ex ecution here today of Joda Hamilton, the 20 year old farmer boy, for tbe inwnier of member# of tbe family of Barney Parson*, a farmer, was a hor rible affair. Two attempts were aoo esssnry before tbe banging proved euoceasful. Tbe flrat rope broke. Excommunicates Offices. Toon. Prnaoe. Dec. 22.—The arch bishop of Tours* today publleir ax j oommunmated s commissary of polios i^ or ordering tbe doora of tbe eeeain j mrj ^ be broku in to overgo — , ^ O pp«*»tloo of the students to the out of tbe provisions of tbe tM . (M . r stiou lew. Her. O. M. Holden of the Nor wegian Lutheran church of Bpokanr. will bold nervicea at the Swedish n therau church tomorrow morntug at eight o'clock. A meeting ot the church trustees will be held immedl ately following tbe service*.