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STIRRING SCENES MARK
OPENING OF CONGRESS
Fifty-Seventh Congress Begins
To Speaker Cannon.
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.—Doth
houses met promptly at noon and
were called to order.
At 12:15 the senate adjourned un
til tomorrow on account of the
death of Senator McMillan of Michi
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.— There
was a good attendance in the house
long before the hour had arrived
for the assembling. The members
gathered early, chatting and dis
cussing prospective legislation. The
trust and tariff Issues were the
main topics. The exchange of con
gratulations was in order among
the reelected members, and every
one was jovially slapping every
body else on the back. The arrival
of the new speaker, the venerable
"Uncle Joe" Cannon, was the signal
for an ovation which was gracious
ly acknowledged by the distinguish
ed member from Illinois.
Pushing about on tbo floor were
crowds of visitor.- 1 , mostly women.
Concur in French Theory
in Ellen Gore's Death.
PARIS, Doc. I.—The American
doctors toiluy submitted a repori
on the*death of Mrs. tSlln Gore,
agreeing with tin * French verdict of
They said that one strong point i
in the "accident" theory was that
the ball passed between the open
eyelids, which would have closed '
instinctively from fear had she
it will be remembered iliat Mrs.
(lore was found dying in the room
of a Russian named Rydssewski,
who claimed she bad been acci
dentally shot. His conflicting l
stories resulted In an investigation
by American authorities.
Negotiations for Columbia
in New Hands.
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.—Senor
Herran of the Oolombian legation
called on Acting Secretary of state
Hill thin afternoon and informed
him that Minister Conchas, owing
to ill health, was obliged to go to
New York to remain indefinitely
and during ids absence Herran had
been especially empowered to con
duct the Panama Canal negotia
tions on behalf of Columbia,
Although the state department
has not received official advices, it
Is generally bellevad thai Conchas
has been recalled on account of dis
satisfaction witli his diplomacy and
that Herran has been empowered
to act as minister until Conchas'
Successor has been named.
HELD UNDER BONDS
ON A GRAVE CHARGE
The United States marshal todny
decided to hold Leon and Lucy Car
ion In bond of $2000 eacb, pending
the decision of the grand jury,
which convenes in Seattle tomor
The prisoners were arrested last
pight, charged with bringing wom
an Into this country for humoral
purposes. Two gtrls. Marie Dupro
ami Eugenic Marchand. were re
leased from the joint in Jap alley
>ept by the Carrons.
Lucy Carron, it is said, made v
trip to EJurope a few months ago
ami brought back three girls, the
two named and one Leans Dovraux,
Who i-. only I*' years of age.
Lucy Carron, according to Marin
Ihipre, placed them in the cribs as
anon iv. they arrived here, three
■tonllis ago, aud collected from
:all anxious to obtain tickets which
! would entitle them to seats to wit
ness the opening of congress. The
opening of congress is distinctively
a women's day, and women weree
present in great crowds. Fashion
ably dressed in bright colors, they
began invading the galleries as
early as 10 o'clock. Most of the
sections were filled with women
land children, and the time up to
the noon hour was spent chiefly
lin admiring the floral tributes
which adorned the members' desks.
Many of these were of great beauty
and some oof the mahogany desks
were almost hidden beneath their
When Clerk McDowell rapped the
| house lo order on the stroke of 12
there was not an empty seat in
tue galleries. Admiring constitu
ents had even pre-empted the steps
In the galleries and they refused
to leave. After the body bad been
rapped to order the chaplain deliv
ered the opening prayer. He pray
ed that the members and speaker
of the house might receive divine
guidance during the session. The
moment the chaplain concluded the
HE MAY FIND GOOD BEAR HUNTING IN CONGRESS.
DRIVES THE SNOW.
ri.i . 1.1 1. ... 1 .. .1 1. I
The warm Chinook winds which
visited the city last night loaves
today bright and clear and the
snow which took so many unawares
lust week lias melted and departed.
The records at the weather bureau
otliee here for the last 21 years
show that the average temperature
for December, which starts in to
day, has been just about the freez
I them all the money they took in.
[When they wanted to leave the
'crib they could not for fear of los
ing the money, which Carron had
promised to refund them.
The Carron! appear to have
I worked very cautiously. After the
'closing hour of the cribs these girls
were. II is. said, habitually taken to
II private residence at Hoss Park,
where they were kept until the fol
At the hearing this morning much
confusion was caused by the ex
amination of the prisoners through
an interpreter, the prisoners claim
ing that they were not being prop
Messrs. Nuzum and Nuium are
conducting the defense, and the
girls are under the care of the
I United States pending the issue of
| the case.
The Spokane Press.
members began to scatter about
and talk with old friends.
Speaker Henderson found his
desk heaped high with floral trib
utes from his many friends and
admirers. He was cordially greet
ed by his colleagues, who, without
exception it may be said, sincerely
regret that he will soon disappear
from the arena where he has been
such a prominent and influential
figure for so many years.
It had been agreed in advance to
swear in new members even though
unprovided with credentials, there
being no threats of contests.
This plan was chosen on account
of the tardiness of the returning
boards in New York, Texas and
Mr. Cannon deposited n bill into
the basket providing for a $50,000
anthracite commission. Another
was handed in by Brownlee of Ten
nessee to create a bureau of public
roads In the department of agricul
ture, to secure national state and
local co-operation in the permanent
Improvement of public highways.
Before the gavel fell adjourning
th.o house (he appearance of Presi
POST OFFICE SITE
Until Tomorrow on Account of the Absence
WASHINGTON, Dec. I—Owing
to the absence from the city of
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw,
the rhooslug of a location for the
Attempts to Prove Tem
Three witnesses have been called
In the Anderson murder trial—the
bartender who was on duty at the
time of the kllllug and the doctor
who appeared ImtSlMlntely after
wards. This afternoon the officer
who mudo the arrest Is on the
! It is reported that the defense is
trying to prove that the man was
crated with drink at the time the
**ual shot was tired.
THE WEATHER—Tonight probably Bght rain or snow, colder. Tuesday fair.
mt m _
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 1!»Q2.
dent Roosevelt in the gallery cre
ated a stir.
Congressman Taylor threw a
bomb into the democratic ranks
shortly after the preliminaries
were through with by offering a
resolution calling for an investiga
tion Into the title of Carter Glass,
the newly elected member from
Virginia, to a scat.
The question raised was whether
the negroes were not unlawfully de
prived of their franchise. It was
referred to the committee on elec
tions, of which Taylor is chairman.
At 12:50 Speaker Henderson ap
pointed Messrs. Bingham, Hitt,
and Richardson as a committee to
wait on the president to consult his
wishes and ask for his message.
Then in honor to the memory of
Representative Russell of Connecti
cut the house adjourned.
Congressman Hepburn of low*
today introduced a bill to reenforce
the antitrust laws. The bill pro
vides for a $500,000 appropriation
to be expended under the direction
of the attorney general in the em
ployment of special counsel and
agents to conduct the prosecutions
under the Sherman anti-trust laws.
Hepburn'believes that the Sherman
anti-trust law is sufficient if it is
rigidly enforced. Bills placing coal
on the free list were introduced by
Mudd, republican of Maryland, and
Games, democrat of Tennessee.
A joint resolution was introduced
by Smith of Michigan amending
the constitution to give congress
power to define, regulate, prohibit
or dissolve trusts, whether in form
of corporation or otherwise, includ
ing common carriers. Senator Cul
lom is preparing a bill for the
amendment of the Sherman anti
trust law which will embody the
president's ideas and add nine new
sections to the old law.
Spokane postoffice was postponed
The report of the inspector of
building sites was not opened and
his recommendation remains un
Government Costs Six Hun
dred Million Annually.
WASHINGTON, Dee. I—The
estimations of the various depart
ments place the amuuui needed to
run the government for the fiscal
year ending June :10, 1006, at $589.-
--189,000 Reductions were made in
the military department and in pub
lic works >
The largest single Item is pen
h, which reaches $1*0,000,000.
Senate's Blind Chaplain
Has Poor Health.
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.—The
re*ignation of Rev. Milburn, chap
lain of the senate, was placed In the
builds of President Pro Tern Frye
this morning before congress
orfened. The cause given is poor
Dr. Milburn has officiated in the
aejiato for upwards of 30 years and
has seen the legislative tempests of
more than 15 congresses rage. His
tnjluence has been a strong one
4pVm the auagust body and not one
on its members but shows genuine
regret at his contemplated leaving.
TREATS THE BOYS.
GET TICKETS TO NEXT BAND
Through the kindness of Dr. El
mer I). Olmsted the newsboys of
The Press will be treated to seats
at the next concert of the Inland
Empire band to be given Sunday,
December 7. The boys expressed
WANT HIGHER WAGES
Eleven Per Cent More Asked for Newspapers-
Employing Job Printers Accede
The Spokane Typographical
union, No. 193, were in session last
night and arranged a new scale of
wages as follows:
Newspapers will pay $4.50 and $."»
for 7% hours' work, instead of $1
and $4.50 as heretofore.
Job printers will pay $;>.T>O in
stead of $;>.20 as previously,
The jot) master printers have
spontaneously agreed to this scale,
after having on two previous occa
sions refused to concede these
The contract as now arranged
Hovides for a period of five years
fifth the job printers.
The typographical union hope l -!
that the newspapers will come into
[fine witli the job printers and agree
Authorities Take Up Situ
ation in Frisco.
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.—Surgeon
General Wyman of the United
States marine hospital service has
decided to call a meeting of the
state health officers here either just
preceding or immediately alter the
holidays to consider the bubonic
plague situation in San Francisco.
Many cases have been reported
and the situation is reported very
Telegrams of complaint have
been received from many western
Established by Purchase of
White Star Line.
NEW YORK, Dec. I.—The ship
trust became a reality today by the
payment of $20,000,000 to the White
Star lin<\ Morgan is said to be
planning to add the Union Castle
line. All offices here will be abol
Ished. One large new one will be
Russian Loses His Extra
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.— Simon
Grin, the Russian who has been
righting extradition it. m •■'
Cisco on a charge of
26.000 roubles lost his case before
the United States supreme court.
He will be sent back to Russia.
Mrs. Anua Sanstrum asks for a
divorce on the ground of desertion.
It is granted by Judge Belt,
1 The Turnbnll lake case was set
tied by the jury in Hi minutes after
the close of the arguments, award
ing the verdict to the county
Judge Kennan ,s handling the
Case of Gyrus Happy against the
ilty. The city is raisins the streets,
jsjfclch disfigures > I residence.
ITS SIXTH SUCCESS.
INLAND EMPIRE BAND CON
CERTS GROW POPULAR.
An excellent audience greeted
the Inland Empire band in its sixth
concert last evening at. the Spokane
theater. The musical program was
well rendered and well received.
Miss Genevieve Stephens sang
"Salve Hegina" and Miss Lena
Odell Reise, elocutionist, gave "The
Fighting Bruntons," and as an en
core "When de Folks Am Gone."
The efforts of both ladies were
much appreciated by the audience.
Pompejl and Faye did clever work
on several musical instruments.
Indianapolis Doctor Ac
cused of Grave Robbery.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. I.—The
trial of Dr. Alexander, the demon
strator in anatomy of the central
college, on the charge of grave rob
bery began this morning.
to the advanced soaio. I'hey justify
the demand for this increase on the
grounds that there lias been a
steady increase In the cost of living
in recent years and the purchasing
value of the scale which has just
been enacted is only equal to the
rates in force in 1893 and 1594.
,!ob printers In town seem quite
content with the state of affairs. Mr.
Joseph Borden of Shaw & Borden
said in regard to the increase:
"The members of the.typographi
cal union, as a class, are very in
telligent and we have no fear thai
'hey will be too arbitrary. Their
union Is one of the most powerful
in the United States, but they
know it is not to their interest to
kill trade by excessive rates or ar
Case Nearly Concluded —
NEW YORK, Deo. I.—The merg
er case of the government against
the Northern Securities company
came up again today. A telegram
was received from Special Examin
er Ingersoll, saying that he was un
able to come.
The attorneys for both sides ac
cepted the defense offered by Har
riman, which was taken one day
. last week.
Clough's Minnesota evidence also
otfered was accepted. Today's
hearing in the Minneapolis case of
Minneapolis .against the merger will
■be the last.
it is expected that the evidence
taken in Minneapolis be used in the
; government's case.
Venezeula Concedes Part
LONDON, Dec. I—lt is stated in
diplomatic circles that Venezuela
has yielded in par! to the demands
of Germany and England on the
claims put in by the citizens of
each COUOtr) ,
The concessions were sufficient to
delay the contemplated presenta
tion of a joint ultimatum from Ger
many and Great Britain.
RENT AND INTEREST.
we begin to notice that there are
fewer people paying rent and fewer
people paying out large sums of
money as Interest. Why is this?
Kent and interest used to be the
medium by which the landlord and
(high Interest) money loaners used
to Increase their stocks. Not so
for all of them now The working
people aro beginning to realize that
there are ways by which they can
own hoiiies. or pay off that mort
gage and can apply the money they
would have to pay for rent or In
terest on homes of their own with
out interest The Washington
Home company, under Marble bank,
will buy you a hone or pay off your
mortgage am! you can repay them
In small monthly payments; no In
A watch that doesn't keep
time is worse than no watch
at all. Ours are reliable and
sold at close margins.
Ladles' gold filled case,
Waltham movement, guaran
Gentlemen's gold filled case,
Solid gold watches equally
George R. Dodson,
517 Riverside Aye.
[ Note —Open evenings until
; Christmas. Visitors welcome.
YOUR MONEY WILL GO FARTHER
THE TWO-BIT STORE
296 SPRAGUE AYE.
No article in this store for
more than 25 cents. Biggest
values for two bits anfl less ever
offered in Spokane. See our im
ported china, dolls, toys, etc.
14-room lodging house..s 900
14-room lodging house.. 1000
20-room lodgiug house.. 1400
6- room lodging, fine
12 lots, close in, each.. 30
7- room house, barn and
I '[._ lot; a snap 1800
46u acres, join city lim
its, per acre 7.50
10 acres, No. 1 land,
New Hilly aril 550
HESKELSATH ffl SMITH,
318 Riverside Aye.
Full $5.00 Set
Gold Crowns $6.00
Silver fillings 50 .
Painless Extracting 50
All work guaranteed for 20
A specialist in charge of
Philadelphia Rental Parlors,
10-11-12 Wolverton Block,
Over W. U. Tel. Co.
Select Your Style
and Quality and
the Price will be
SEE OUR $5.00 HAT.
822 RIVERSIDE AYE.
this Lamp before
buying any other
Costs 1 Cent
an hour to produce SOU
Mfd fc Lamp Co.
201 Post St., Spokane.
Latest type laces,
best stock, workman
ship second to none,
prices that suit all.
Second Floor MohawK Block*
or cnll up Telephone East 1874.
S. L. ALEXANDER, Manager.
We have tor Sale
o genera] merchandise store at
invoice price. Good location.
Present sales are over llSOti
Ames Mercantile Agency.
Empire State Block.
CHICAGO TAILORING COMPANY,
Oscar Sowards, Frop.
Suits made to order. Lady tailor
lag a specially. Steam cleaning
dyeing and repairing. Will press
one suit a week for $1.60 a month.
217 Temple Court, Spokane, Waall.
Phone Front 'JOS. 1
Spokane Bank Clearance's Today
were. 4 ..... $404,770
One Year Ago , . , . 321.442
Gain of . . t . . T 83,328
cured while you work and without
pain of lost majohood. gonorrhoea^
syphilis, and all wasting diseases
by our wonderful vegetable rem*
edies. Our great solvent crayons
dissolve stricture in 15 days. It
unable to call at the office, write
for particulars regarding our latest
improved home treatment which la
always successful. Office hours, 9
a. m. to 8 p. m.; Sundays, 10 a,, m«
to 5 p. m. P. O. !3ox 644. Jjjj
The Savoy, Main Aye. and Howard
St., Opposite Grand Hotel, ,
Spokane, Wash. '
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE BE*
LECTION OT ri
Hand Fainted China
and Silver Plate
No larger or better selected lines,
Jn the city. »
Jones & Dillingham,
713-715 First Aye.
Paint and Color Grinders.
fancy Eastern DIU Pickles, qt. 10i
Sweet Pickles, e.t 20»
Sour Pickles, qt ICH
Sauerkraut, (it 10<
MieMg<n casii Greccrt
MAXWtLL & MtLUNGBERY
PLC MBE R3, |
RTF AM ANT CAS ; TTFRt, 1
Repair Work a Spscialty.
1003 Sprague Aye.. Spokane, U'ut
Telephone Hle.e 26" _ J
PRICK; OXK CENTt\
that our Framing
is always just what
it ought to be.. . .
We make a study
of our work and en
deavor to learn ex
actly what is correct
as well as what is
tasteful and endur
ing in art.
See our line of
schachl & Rlorden
The Equal of
is not to be bad In Spo
kane at any price. Spo
kane Liquid Paint ia
pure lead, zinc and lin
seed oil, free from any
Phone lilack M3l.