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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 01 OOEUR D'ALENE. IDAHO. THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17. 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS DEATH LIST THIRTY-EIGHT Injured Six Hundred and Loss to Property $750,000 ■ j j ! Fontanet, Ind., Oct. 17.—The latest estimate of destruction wrought by the explosion at the Du Pont powder mills is that 38 persons were killed, 600 injured, 50 seriously in jured, and property loss of approxi mately $750,000 caused. From a workman employed in the glazing mill It was learned yesterday that a "hot box," due to too much frlotion on the shafting, causing sparks to be transmitted to some loose powder, was in all probability the cause of the terrible catastrophe. The em ploye, whose name is William Spar row, and who is dangerousy hurt as the result of the explosion, said: "Tbe explosion was caused by loose boxing on the shafting. The day before (he explosion happened we bad to throw water on tbe boxing wbeu it became too hot. This time it got too hot and sent oft the sparks that caused tbe explosion. HAGUE PEACE CONFERENCE Delegates Have Signed Thirteen Articles. The Hague, Oct. 17.—Some of the superstitious delegates to the inter national peace conference are of the opinion that it will be an ill otnen to bold the last session Fri day, principally In view of the fact that the conference will have signed an even thirteen conventions. These conventions are as follows: First—The peaceful regulation of international conflicts. Second—Providing for an interna tional prize court. Third—Regulating the rights aud duties of neutrals on lanl. Fourth—Regulating the rights and duties of neutrals on sea. Fifth—Covering tbe laying of sub marine mines. Sixth—Regulating the bombard ineut of towns from sea. Seventh—In the matter of the col lection of contractural debts. Figbth—Tbe transformation of merchantmen into warships Ninth—Regulating tbe treatment of captured criminals. Tenth—Covering the involability of Ashing rights. TAFT TO THE FILIPINOS Manila, Oct. 17.—Scietary Taft formally opened the Philippine as - sembly in the National theater in the presence ot a large crowd of people. At tbe close of his address Mr. Taft formally called the assembly to order. A short prayer was then read by the only native Catholic bishop in tbe islands. This assembly then took a recess nutil 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Upon reassembling at that hour, the flrst business was tbe selection of a president, and Sergio Osmena, nationalist, who formerly was gover nor of the island of Cebu, was chosen. ; Seuor Osmena is a young man and had no part in tbe revolution. He is held in high esteem by the govern ment and his own people. He was l nominated by Manuel Quesen and seconded in au eloquent speech by Seuor Gomez. TAKE OATH OF OFFICE. All the assemblymen, including Senor Gomez, whose election is to be contested, were then formally sworn in. Tbe oath included ac knowledgment of sovereignty and allegiance to the American govern ment. Tbe afternoou session lasted for three hours. Tbe only business transacted was tbe selection of a secretary. The delegates showed they I ad no understanding of parli- i amentary law and procedure. Tbe principal feature of the session j was an address by Senor Guru ax, who [ declared against bringing politias Into legislf live business and asked the delegates to show their patriotism by forsaking party affiliations and to legislate for tbe benefit of the Fill pino people. Tbe new assemblymen and the provincial governors ware Eleventh—The Inviolability of the postal service. Twelfth—Tbe application of the Geneva conference and tbe Red Cross to sea warfare. Tbiiteenth—The laws aud customs regualting land warfare. in addition tbe conference has con cluded the following lesolutious and declarations: First—That balloons shall not be used for throwug explosives. Second—A recomendatiou in favor of obligatory arbitration Third—A recommendation regard iug the establishment of a court of arbitration. Fourth—A recommendation con cerning the limitation of armaments. •Fifb—The convocation of unneces sarily oruel bullets iu warfare. Seventh—The oooperaton of all countries in the bnilding of the Palace of Peace. It is asserted also that before the calling of a third conference Ger many, Austria-Hungary aud Great britlan will insist, in view of the ex perience gained at Ibis conference, that small states be excluded, but there is aotually nothing to justify such a statement, indeed, a majority of the delegates are of the opinion that it will be impossible to return again to an arbitrary division of the countries as at the flrst conference. Organize Civic League. Dr. G. L Tufts made our otfiee a very pleasant visit today. He is practically the father of the present Sunday closing Jaw, which was passed at tbe last legislature. He will hold services in the oitr Sun day and at Post Falls Friday even ing. He is here in the interest of law enforcement. With this end in view be will take steps to organize a civic league, the purpose of which will be to close rural saloons in ac cordance with the statute which pro vides that tbe county oommission ers must refuse to grant a license to saloons in rural districts where they may he against the best interests of tbe public welfare, to inidviduals with questionable character aud be yond police protection. The league will be strictly nonpartisan. tbe guests of Governot General Smith at a grand ball last night. TAFT'S SPEECH PLACAT1VK. Secretary Taft failed to satisfy some of the Americau residents of Manila regatding the policy of the American government. The general Impression is that his siweeh was plaoatire. He intimated that misbe havior would result in tbe punish ment of the assembly, but it is de clared that this contingency is not expected. As for tbe Filipinos, they expressed no opiniou of Mr. Taft's speech one wav or the other. KOREA SMILES ON JAPAN Chemulpo is Decorated for Yoshishlto. 8oul, Koerea, Oct. 17. - The em peror and crown prince of Korea left Seoul for Chemuplo at half past 12 yesterday afternoou to receive tbe crown prince of Japan, Yoehishlto This was tbe first time tbe orown prince of Korea had ever ridden on a railroad train and be showed a childlike interest in tbe proceeding. He was delighted with the speed of the cars end wanted to see smoke pour >ng out of the loometives. The Japanese crown prinoe lauded from a warship iu the harbor at '2 p. ni., aud be was greeted at tbe dock by tbe Korean emperor and the Kor ean crown ptince. Chemulpo was decorated with triumphal arches fur tbe occasion. Tbe Japanese crowu prince at once tock a train at Cheat julpo and arrived hate at 3:10 p. tu He was greeted at tbe railroad plat form by a gathering of Koreau offic ials, Prince Ito aud a great assem blage of tbe populace, and was cheered as he drove through the streets to the residence that bad been put aside for him. Japanese and Korean flags were everywhere visible. The crown prince of Korea called »t once npon tbe crown prince of the island empire and this call was returned by tbe Japanese visitor at tbe palace. Seoul was brilliantly illumiated last night iu honor of the distinguished visitor, and the utmost good feeling prevails. Royal Arch Masons. The Royal Arch Mason held a most interesting and enthusiastic res sion last evening at Fraternal ball. C. C. Frey, of Coeur d'Alene and Messers Culver and Christensen, of Handpont, afforded the work for tbe night. An excellent inuch was served aud a general good time was enjoyed by one aud all. The local lodge bas many candidates to lie in itiated iu tbe near future. COMMISSIONERS' PROCEEDINGS The county commissioners, at yes terday's session, granted a license for a saloon at St. Joe. Another petition was presented from Spirit Lake for a saloon to be run iu a hotel, it was held over until the next meeting. A large delegation of eitizens from Lane presented a petition fora bridge across the Coeur d'Alene river at that point. The Lane citizens made a donation of 81000 towards it con struction. This bridge, if construct ed, will measure about 700 feet and will coet about 83000. Another delegation asked for the erection of a bridge neat McGuire. This delegation came from State Line. This bridge is intended to span the Spokane river, and used tint exceed 300 feet in length und will not be high. At this point tbe river is very narrow. 8700 will be do uated in this case. It is probable these bridges will be constructed. Land Decision. A very important decision was rendered this afternoou at the local laud office involving 120 acres of land laying in section 34, township 50 north; range 2 east, wbioh is iu the vicinity of Granite. Tire i.ffic ial plat was Aled July 10, iOOO.wbeu Fannie baker, the conteatee, made a homestead entry on tbe land, claim ing prior aettlement io good faith. Later Antons White, tbe contestant, offered his homestead application for tbe same land. On August 1, 1906, White flied a contest alleging settlement since teb. 27. 1902 and continuous residence, and that Miss baker bad no right due to settlement. Oct. 8, 1906, a bearing was given. White, according to tbe evidence, had settled wbeu he claimed. Tbe contention reeolred itaelf Into tbe quetaion whether White bad sold to Baker or not. Mies baker claimed that White in making a sale to her and to Engel, a witness, of a cabin that was admittedly not on land claimed by White, made a motion with b*s baud sontb and back of him and said "This land all goes with the place. " Engel said that White pointed up tbe creek and said, "Of course you understand this goes with it. " The department hnlda that these two statements were too gen eral aud that it is unreasonable, be would sell 120 acres of such laud for 840. White will be allowed to file SMALL HANGS ON Will Ask for an Injunc tion. Cbioago, Oct. 17.—Opponent* of President Samuel J. Smell of tbe Commercial Telegraphers' union insist that be is planning to apply tor an injunction to prevent tbe executive board from ousting him. Small denies that be baa applied for an injunction, but aays he attll is president, and the board bad not the right to depoae him aud will not be able to depoae him. This Is tbe status of the case last night, wltb tbe officials of tbe onion engaged iu a bitter warfare among themselves. Meauwbile there are reports that de serlions are becoming more pro nououed, as operators are dlsgnated with tbs action of tbe leaders ('barges of graft aud falsehood were flying thick and fast last night, and it is difficult to discover just who ta talking with authority or what there is in tbe charges. Secretary Russell says that at the Milwaukee meeting leased wire orerat.rs will be called out. Many of the leased wire oper ators say they will not come out, aud the situation is up in tbe air, with no means of fluding out just what is doing ot what is to be done. "Human Hearts" The tbeatrioa) manager of a decade ago use tr believe that when a play had been established iu pnbiio favor, that any kind of a cast could be employed to exploit it before tbe public, aud for that reason and no other, can a great many of them as cribe their ultimate failure. Not so with W. E. Naukeville, manager of "Hainan Hearts'' which comes to us on Monday, Oct. 21. Mr. Naukeville has awiays main tained that tbe beet ie none too good for the public, aud if by possible cbauoe be emu better his coin pen tee, be never fails to do so. It is to thia policy, he attributes the wonderful sneoese of "Human Hearts" with tbe theatre going public. CITY IN BRIEF. M. M. Taylor expects to move within a few daya to hie Lakashore home. It Is reported he has sold his present residence. E- b. Keller bas a flue specimen of the red cheek pippin apple. It Is 15 inches iu oiroumferenoe and weighs 22 ounces. The targe plate glass windows are being put into place iu tbe Folsom block. It will soon be occupied by the Lakeside Furnture company. The Auditorium is being thor oughly cleansed under the new man agement. Tbe b tiding is to be renovated throughout and put in Hist class shape, LeDeau and Kemp, the members of tbe new real estate Arm, bave se cured office rooms of A. Mlnnlok in tbe Realty Trust company. Mr. Minutck will retain office rooms in tbe rear of tbe building The iufar.t child of Mr. and Mrs C. Leigiuger, residing at Hlxtb and Lakeside, died Ibis morning. 1 be burial occurred thia afternoon at 2:30 p. m.. Frank 1>-turner having charge of tbe body. Tbe Dwight Edwards coffee ie be ing demonstrated at the Idaho Mer cantile company today. A great mini Per of people la in attendance. Tbe Arm bas a big sale in sugar wbinb it going at 20 pounds for 81. This it a very prorgeenive firm and la rapidly enlarging its business. Reception to Fleet. Han Pranciaoo. Oct. 17.—Tbe citi zens of California, principally of Ben Francisco, are making ready to give a royal reception to the greet fleet when it |«a*e« in the Golden Gnte next spring. A general committee on eutertaiumeiit sod raepetion hat been formed, aud with an adequate supply of funds to defray tbe cost of entertainment. Admiral Dewey bas advlaad tbe committee on entertainment that be hopee to be able to make a vleit here while tbe hattlaebip fleet is in tbe harbor Norqulst Store Grows. C- W. Norquiet ie adding a crock ery department to bis More. Tbe basement it being fitted op for in it department and will be completely stocked with cat glean, china and other table ware. His laee curtain display ie an attrative feature of tbe store and is very taetely arranged. SPOKANE'S BIG BRIDGE UNSAFE Expert Would Not Drive a Team Over It Hpokane, Wash., Oct. 17.—Hum mary of statements made yesterday by Professor W. U. Burt regarding tbe condition of tbe present Monroe street bldgs, following bis expert examination, tbe coet of repairing it, coat of a new steel bridge and oast of e new reinforced concrete bridge: "1 have been disappointed iu look ing over tbe bridge, and bavn't found it anything Ilka as safe a structure as I bad at drat imagined it would be- It was not properly designed In tbe first place." "I would not strengthen tbe bridge. It ie on* tbe fllmalnet structure* 1 aver saw tor a city bridge. 1 would not want to drive over it In Its present condition." "It la wise when things are a pal pably bad aa they are bar* to get rid of them. 1 would not want to us* It foi carriage or wagon traffic In ita present condition " "My total estimate of tbe cost of slreagtbening^the preeeut bridge Ie 8158,000. The sum would be an unwise expenditure and would not oare for more than tbe Immediate need of the bridge." (The original cost of tbe present bridge. City Egiueer Meintyt* said, was 8108,. 000 . "It would probably coat from $20,000 to $25,000 laaa if w* war* not to make allowances tor modern street car traffic- 1 should say the cost without oar eervioe would be $160,000 to $155,000." "If tbe present bridge were re paired 1 should any in 10 or 15 years the people would again grum ble because of ita condition. Fins Strawberries. Coeur d'Alene exoeile in many things, but In nothing more than in tbe variety and axeelleoee of Its pro duce. H. H. Hubbard gathered a great niaoy fine epeeimeue of October strawberries in Lakashore addition Tuesday. The flavor end sire could not be surpassed- Many fin* a peel mens of tbe same fruit bave been picked near tbe T This makes Coeur d'Alene climate as good aa California in this respect CANCEL IDAHO PATENTS Lewiston, Idaho, Dot. 17.- The government yesterday took Initial steps to oancel tbe patents of 64 claims. Involving approximately 10, 000 acres in the white pin* belt of the North Fork country belonging to Kester, Kettenboeb. Dwyer and Kobnett. A bill of equity was filed with tbe clerk of tbe United Htates district court, in Boise October 14, but a li* pendent was filed wltb tbe county auditor of N*z Perce comity by Deputy United States Attorney Milas 8. Johnson yesterday morning. W. V. Kettenboeb. George H. Kester, William Dwyer and C. W. Kobnett are named as defendants, wbo, It is alleged conspired and frandentiy secured entry men to make applications for land with tbe uidet s tend Ing that dafeudanta furnish tbe necaaaary expense money and pur ohaes olaims as soon as titles to tbe same are second. Tbe material chargee of tbe complaint are deduce 1 SAMMY CRAM'FORD. Famous outfielder of tbe De troit club and one of the great batsmen of tbe American league. Big Prong Mining Company. John Booth* returned today from Inspecting the Big Prong mining property at Hayden lake. The min inn engineer, J. 0. Garvin, mad* a report wbinb ind ion tea a very bright future. The rank essayed from $10 to 860 of copper per ton. wltb a good showing of gold and el leer. The shipping facilities are excellent, tbe mine being located about on* and on* half milea from the lake. The ore ran be taken across tbe lake aad placed aboard the Electric raiioad car*. The aeoaeelMlity Is a very im portant feature of this property. It baa been in p r ocess of development for a few months ouly, The tunnel and abaft combined aggregate 356 feet of development. Soldiers' Monument. The O. A. K. monument wee placed In position today by Captain Hlaobo, William Baabley and Jamas Russell. The work was done with bloak and falls aad tackle. The atone weighs 1650 pound* aad stands over 16 feet high, tbe bam--- ing eight sod on* third feat It p tween ta aa Imposing appearance aad refloats much credit apos those haring it la e beige. The an vet I Ing will oooar Saturday at 2 p. m., to wbioh the public la inrltad to bo present. There will bo a largo orowd from Spokane in at tend snap. Drunkgg Brawl. An interesting and all but earlooa event occurred lost evening whan two Frenchmen became embroiled la a drunken fight In the small boarding house at the corner of Front aad Fourth streets. Officers Jaekaou aad Erana war* called in to pacify tbs malcontents. While snroute to Urn hostile one of the "drunks" draw a razor aad slightly out Evans oat the hand. A little oil frc« the "billy" bad tbe desired eg set. They were lodged in jali and a bearing wan set for this afternoon before Judge Ales Mela. from tits evidence or entrytaoo at tbe recent fraud trials at Moaeow. F. W. Kettonbaeb, of Lewlaton, lo one of the defendants because ol the gov ernment's belief that be man red aa Internet in the lands since passed Into tbe bands of other defendants. Tbe entrymeu named iu the com plaint whom pa toots the government soak to cancel ore: Carrie D Harris, William K. Ben ton, Joel H. Benton, Henderson F. Disney, Harry 8. Palmer. George W. Harrington, Robert N. Wright, Maud* N Wright, Vaa W. Robert eon, John W. Kill I ug«r. John E. Nelson, Bona Hanson. John H. Little, Kiltswertb N Herrington, Werea Pieros, Ben jamin F Bash or, James C- Evans, Pmrl Washburn, Lei E. Bishop, Joseph B. Clot*, Frederick W. Ben jemln. Francis M. Ling. John H. Long. Beajamtn F. Long, Charles Dent, Charles Smith. Georg* Mor rison, Edward M. Hyde. Berts*! H. Ferris, Georg* Kay Morrison, Durr M. Gammon, Charts* W. Taylor, Joaepb H. Prentice. George H. Hoo ter. Guv L. Wilson, Francis A. Jus tics, Fred A. Justice, Edna P. Ras ter. Elizabeth KeUetibseb. William A. White, Elisabeth White, Mamte P. White, Walter K. D agg ett, Martha E. Haliett, Daniel W Green burg, David a Bingham, William MaMil lan. Hattie Rowland, Edgar H. Dam marell, William K. Heikenbery. Wil liam Haverniok and Geary VaaAra dal*. Entertains Friends. Mrs. Alex Main aad Mr*. J. Roy Gilm entertained about 45 of their friends today at 600. Tbe beautiful decorations of yesterday worn aa changed. Miasm Nikolas and Brown aasisted tbe b n e t imss. The afternoon was moat aa joy bis.