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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 87 OOEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO. SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18. 1807 PRICE FIVE CENTO PLAN TO MOVE WHEAT CROP Will Bring $30,000,000 to Inland Empire SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 16.—The National Bank of Commerce last night submitted to the wheat inter ests of the Inland Empire a plan for moving the wheat of that region which if adopted, will result in the immediate starting of the wheat on its way to Europe and the orient by way of Puget sound. A meeting of the grain exporters will be held at Tacoma tomorrow morning, to which the representa tives of the wheat interests from across the Cascades will submit the bank's proposition and ask that the exporters meet the conditions offer ed by the bank and so start the $30, 000,000 crop of the Inland Empire on its way across the water. This plan whereby the northwest banks will get assistance that may be desir ed to set in motion this valuable wheat crop was formulated at the re quest of U. K. Loose, representing the wheat Interests, and after the officials of the National Bank of Commerce had carried on a telegraphic corres pondence with their agents in New York, beginning in the morning and extending through the day. The fundamental element in the project is the exchange for wheat of sight drafts to be accepted in New York within 15 days of the date of the delivery of the wheat to the ex porter. Ordinarily the wheat is paid for in sight drafts collectable at Ixmdon, which very much prolongs the period during which accounts for the shippers have to be carried by the local banks. R. R. Spencer, first vice president of the National Bank of Commerce, stated that if the exporters would agred to this proposition for the pay ment of wheat shipments by 15-day right drafts on New York, he would undertake to supply the necessary rash and credit for the Inland banks which would enable them to get the wheat on its way to Europe. Mr. I.oose recently went on a tour of inspection through the wheat elds of Adams, Lincoln and Douglas inties. Returning from this trip day he conferred at once with the Weal bankers with the results Btated above. After the meeting of the export ers tomorrow Mr. Loose will submit the results of his efforts to the com mittee of the bankers from the wheat section. He stated tonight that he had little doubt they would find It one which would enable them to start the wheat on its way to Puget sound. Child Badly Scalded. The infant child of George W Riggs, who has been in the employ of M. D. Wright at his sawmill at ETON BACK FROM TRIP NEW YORK, Nov. 16.—Ernest nompson Seton, the author, who is returned to the United States om an exploration trip of several unths through northwest Canada to the plains of the great arctic ■gion is enthusiastic over that part ' Canada below the arctic zone, cal ng it the "white man's last oppor inity." Settlers by the hundreds are pour rcg into the enormous area, taking *nd which has been lying idle for lany years, and the rapidity with hirh it is now being developed, he 'id. is marvelous. Mr. Seton canoed in this and the , retie region two thousand miles uring his seven month's trip, bav in one narrow escape from losing, ot only hls diaries and all his draw ee* and maps, but his own life when 'i* canoe upset in the Athabasca riv T He haa brought back with him rany specimens of various kinds. He also discovered a .umber of I skes and rivers in the arctic region. HUch he is now naming in conjune *° n *lth the geographical survey of anada. Among the animals which ho stud Hayden lake, met with a serious ac cident yesterday in which it was dangerously scalded with boiling grease. The mother was about her household duties and placed a kettle of grease on the table which was dragged off by the 18 month's old child, the contents being poured over its face, shoulders and chest. It was brought to Coeur d'Alene and placed in the local hospital. The extent of its injuries could not be as certained, however, the doctors are fearful of the results. BED LETTER DAY Great Demonstrations in New State of Oklahoma. GUTHRIE, Okla.. Nov. 16.—This was a red letter day in the history of Oklahoma, marking Its admission as a state of the Union, and great cel ebrations and demonstrations were held in every city and town of both former territories. Receipt of the news that the president had formally issued hls proclamation was greeted with the ringing of bells, the tooting of whistles and other manifestations of joy. A feature of the day was a great inaugural parade In honor of Governor Haskell, Oklahoma's first chief executive under statehood. In which many military bodies, civic or ganizations, students and Indian chiefs participated. The oath of office was administered to Governor C. N. Haskell, who led the democrat ic state ticket to victory In the recent state election, by Leslie G. Niblack. editor of the Guthrie Daily Leader. After the oaths of office had been ad ministered to the justices of the su preme court the remainder of the state officers were inducted into office A barbecue was held today and the celebration closes tonight with the governor's inaugural ball, at which the social and political leaders and the most beautiful women of this "land of the fair god" will be In at tendance. Thousands of people form all over the new state are in the city today, and many Indians, in cluding several chiefs, are taking part in the general Jubilation over the actual arrival of statehood. The commercial bodies and immi gration organizations of the state have assisted in making this a "red letter day" in fact as well as in name by printing thousands of red letters announcing the resources and oppor tunities of the new commonwealth These have been distributed ail over the state and are being mailed by Oklahomans today to their relatives and friends in other states. led during the trip and obtained pictures of. were the barren ground I ERNEST THOMPSON SETON. _________ ^ )rQX . mwtk ox, wolver | Ine. white wolf, arctic fox and wild buffalo. OKLAHOMA HOW A STATE Final Admission Acts Completed Today. WASHINGTON. Nov. 1$.—"Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States of America, in accordance with the act of congress aforesaid and by the au thority thereof, announce the result of said election to be certified and do hereby declare and proclaim that the terms and conditions prescribed by congress to entitle the state of Ok lahoma to admission Into the Union on an equal footing with the origin al thirteen states Is now accomplish ed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed, this, the sixteenth day of November, 1807. "THEODORE R008EVELT." With the presidential proclama tion, of which the foregoing is the concluding paragraph. Oklahoma was today admitted as the forty-sixth state In the Union. The new state includes Oklahoma and Indian terri tories. Oklahoma proper was organ ized as a territory May 2, 1890, and was formerly part of Indian Terri tory. It has an area of 39,030 square miles and In 1900 its population was 398,331. Indian Territory has an area of 31,400 square miles and Its population in 1900 was 392,060. C. N. Haskell, democrat, will be the first governor of the new state and will be Inaugurated today at Guthrie. All the state officers, and nearly all the congressmen and state legislat ors, are Democrats, and both repre sentatives of the new state in the United States Senate will be of that political faith. The proclamation of President Roosevelt admitting Oklahoma to statehood is the first of the kind he has ever issued, as no state has been admitted since Utah, on January 4, 1896. Instead of being written in long hand on parchment and decor ated with fancy scrolls, as all for mer state papers of this kind have been, the proclamation was written with a typewriter. In its phraseol ogy the Oklahoma document bears a close resemblance to that issued by President Cleveland in admitting Utah. The signing of the constitution by President and the issuance of hls proclamation today were the last stepB in the long fight for statehood made by the people of the territories The constitution of Oklahoma was written by a convention composed of 100 Democrats and twelve Republi cans. It is said to be the most radi cal document ever adopted by a state, and by William Jennings Bryan has been declared "superior to the na tional constitution." The radical provisions embraced In the constltu tion are not favored by President Roosevelt, who considers that the constitution makers have usurped the functions of legislators. Before signing the document the president made It clear that there were many features which did not meet with his personal approval, but that he re garded It as his official duty to sign the document, since It conformed to the provisions of the enabling act. MINISTER OF THE FUTURE Gen. Booth and President Roosevelt Are Types if we knew what manner of man the minister of the future would be we could prophesy as to the future of the Christian Church. So says the Congregationallst and Christian World ( Boston) In commenting upon the speculations on this theme pre sented by President Cuthbert Hall, of Union Theological seminary, in a late number of the Atlantic Monthly. The minister of yesterday we know as a clearly defined type. "He was a man set apart to have special inti macy with God and to speak with au thority because of intimate know ledge of divine will." The minister of today, Tbe Congregationallst con tinues, is "an experiment." "A church takes him on trial and the trial is usually short." Tbe minis ter of tomorrow, this paper confesses, is "an unknown quantity"; but it finds in General Booth and Theodore Roosevelt two types of preachers that it thinks offer examples of what tbe future may demand. We read; "Gen. William Booth is not an or ator. and his addr e ssee are simple, conversational, straightforward. But crowds go to hear him because he (Cmtinned ost <) WE8TEBH WATERWAYS MEETING The Fint Session is Being Held nt Witohita Today WITCHITA, Kan.. Nov. 16.—Dele gates from leading commercial bodies traffic bureaus and civic organisa tions in nearly all the states and ter ritories west of the kttaeour! are tak ing part in the inland convention in Wltchtta today. Delegations are here from all the larger Inland cities and towns of the southwest, the object of the gathering being for the pur pose of working against appropria tions for so-called navigable streams which are Incapable of development as practical waterways. It la alleged that many ot these appropriations are aaked for by communities which have no natural opportunities tor waterway transportation, but which hope to make a purely artificial show ing for the purpose ot securing rail way freight advantages over inland cities, baaed on alleged water com petition. Plans for ending this abuse are being discussed by the delegates at today's convention. Resolutions will be paBI>ed Mklng that , vold appropriations for waterways when actual transportation of freight on such waterways is not practicable. It is contended that lu a great many cases railroad rates are based on water competition that Is purely the oretical. As a case In point. It is alleged that not for many years has a car of flour been shipped by water rrorn Minneapolis to Galveston, yet gives the gulf city a lower rate on flour from Minneapolis, hauled en tirely by rail, than is given Dallas, Port Worth and other inland cities of Texas, despite the fact that the flour passes through these cities en route to Galveston. The convention will petition con gress to amend the interstate com merce law In such a way as to alle vlate the present freight rate dis criminations against inland cities brought about by alleged water com petition which does not exist.. The delegates announce themselves In fa vor of all practical waterways Im provements. but that they are op posed to the many chimerical schemes now being fostered through the In fluence of certain congresamen. WEDS ITALIAN COUNT Another American Heiress Taken In. NEW YORK, Nov. 16.—Another American heiress became the bride of a foreign nobleman today, when Mina Mary Gayley, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gayley, was married to Count Ulullo Scant, second son of the Count and Countess Vincenzo Sennt of Rome. Tbe wedding was solemnlz ed at noon at the Gayley town house 8 East Blxty-ntntb street. The cere mony was performed by Mgr. J. J O'Connoll, rector of the Catholic Un Iversity of Washington, and was foi lowed by a wedding breakfast. The engagment of Miss Gayley and Count Senni was announced last sum mer. The Oayleys have spent much time In Europe, where the pretty American girl met her fiance. The father of the bride la one of "Carnegie's men," and is first vice president of tbe United States Steel Corporation, in addition to hls hold ings in tbe steel trust and the salary he receives from bis official position, he has invented several Improvmeats In methods of steel production that alone have brought in a fortune. MONDAY'8 NEWS FORECAST Horse Show and Trans-Mississippi Congress. NEW YORK, Nov. IS.—Among the Important news events scheduled for Monday are the following; Senate committee on military af faire will meet in Washington to re sume consideration of the Browns ville affray. Delegatee will gather in Muskogee. I. T., for annual meeting of the Trana-Mtaeiaelppl Commercial Con gress. Rear Admiral A. 8 Snow, com mandant of the Boston navy yard, will retire under the age limit pro vision. Twenty-third annual exhibition of the National Horae Show assoc iation will open In Madison Square Garden, New York. American Slagle Tax conference will meet In New York. MASON FAMILY GIVE TESTIMONY Adams and Glover at Birthday Dinner RATHDRUM. Idaho, Nov. iff.—la the case of Steve Adams today lu which he Is charged with the murder of Fred Tyler uothing of an exciting nature took place. Nearly all morning was devoted to the examination of the members ot the Mason family. Orville Mason was called to the stand. He stated he was hauling hay up the river in the summer of 1904. He claimed that Steve Adams was in that locality until August 8, the date of which he easily recalled, he said, on account of hia father's birthday which was August 7. Ou that date dinuer was given for bis father when Steve Adams was present. He first heard of Uoule's death from Frank Price and about oue hour after this he saw Adams and Simpkins which was intended by the defense to show that It was quite Impossible for them to have beeu present at the killing. He was asked by Attorney Knight, "Hnve you talked with your attorney's about this case since you came here?" "Yes. sir." "And they told you to answer these questions Just in this way, did they not?" Heilman objected to this kind ot questions, the court sustaining him. At this point Attorney Knight Jump ed to his feet aqd accused the court of allowing similar questions to be asked by Harrow, to which the court said that the prosecution had made no objection. All the attorneys en gaged in an altercation when all talked together. Judge Wood sprang up to the front of the platform and emphatically ataled that when the court had made a ruling, it did not propose to have the lawyers wrangle over it. Loyd Mason was next culled. He corroborated hls brother out cross-examination he contradicted all the other witnes s e s besides that testimony which he gave at the for mer trial. Formerly like the other wltneeses he claimed Steve Adams to have been the only visitor at his father's birthday dinner. Today he stated that Newton Glover was also present. It Is believed today that the case wlil go to the jury before the close of next week. Court ad journed at noou today until Monday on account of the lack of witnesses being preaent. much better progress having been made than had been cal culated upon The defense has ten more witnes ses to examine. Steve Adams will he placed upon the stand Wednesday. ATTACHED FRUIT TREES Ceprrt«>>! am, to I*»rts MacDonald. OAKLCIOH THORNE. President of tbe Trust Company at America. New York, which successful ty resisted a run lasting several days, la the course of which the company paid out tnaay mliUoua of dollars to fMj (JHUIGHXS Rev. J. R. Wellman will hold ser vices for the Swedish Method tat peo ple tomorrow nt S p. m nt Sander's halt Services at the Swedish Lutheran church tomorrow as follows. Sunday school at 9:4& a. m , church at 11 a. m and 7:>0 p. m. Norwegian Lutheran eervioas will be held nt the Swedish Lutheran church tomorrow nt three o'clock by the pastor, O. Iff. Hodlen. At the Christian church tomorrow nt eleven o'clock the minister's theme will be "No Work. No Wegea." la the evening there will be a union service in the Baptist church. The sermon will be by the pastor of the Christian church, taking for n sub ject; "The Seen and the Unseen." At tbe Methodist Episcopal church In tbe morning the pastor, Rev. Wil liam II. Fry. will preach on "The Gospel for Burdened Men and Dueled Women." The object of the speaker will be to show the unreasonableness of worry end the unchriatitkeaaee of it. In the evening he will preach on the second sermon of the series, "Some Young Men of the Bible." The topic will be "Greet te the Lord." The evening anthem will be "Sun of My Soul." At the Brushy tarlaa church ''Across the Sees" and "See America" will he combined In an illustrated lecture nt the Presbyterian church this even ing. This Is the second number of the Winter Chautauqua which Is proving so very popular, and It will he given by O. W. Plain of Michigan. Mr. Illaln will also give some choice moving pictures Including the fam ous "A Storm at Sea." The sermon tomorrow evening will preaent the sphere of will in the attainment of moral end religious knowledge. In tbe evening It is expected that spec ial exercises suitable to the day will he coaducted. During the week the Chautauqua course will he conclud ed. Stanley Kamnuaai attended the Mg meet of tbe S. A. A C. at Spokane last night and won laurels for him self. Tbe big match was between Kambuskl and Jim Chambers of Great Falls. Montana. A tramp who was trying to heat his way Thursday afternoon at Har rison on tbe O. R. * N. railroad, was thrown from the moving train sad hia hip broken. An attachment was served upon the U. S. Webb compeay nurserymen, of our city, atta c h i ng the car load of fruit tress recently arriving here end consigned to the Webb brothers, it is said the attachment was brought to recover the face ot n note given by one of the brothers la the east. The face of the note. Interest sad cost now aggregate IS.Stff. The treee will bring less than fflOOC. It la aaid the defendants claim it la a strange method of proceedure for their goods to he attached here la the went where they are taken nt n greet disadvantage, due to the ah eence ot their wi ts ea ses who are la the east. RIVERSIDE PARK ADDITION Lots in lew Ad di t ion go cat Sale To Z&OfTOVr Beginning tomorrow Plummer, Hye A Co., through their local repreaen tatlvas, Kemp A L aDs a a and Hobson A Parker, will put Riverside Park addition on the market nt a reduced price combined srlth the popular small payment plan. Thla addition ilea within three minutes of the city by electric ear, the Coeur d'Aleae A Spokane railway passing through the property, which is beautifully i«fH H « ou page «.)