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WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—The
galleries were scarcely filled today
when order was called in the house
Speaker Henderson announced
many appointments to vacancies In
the various house committees,
among them Representative Hill of
Connecticut to succeed the late
Congressman Russell on the ways
and means committee, and Con
gressman Palmer, republican of
Pennsylvania, to the Judiciary com
At 12:10, the president's message
not being received, a recess was
taken until the receipt, of the mes
sage at 12:30, when the house was
again called to order, and the mes
sago submitted. The reading be
gan almost immediately.
Tho senate chamber today has
French Sailors and Stokers'
Strike Becomes Serious.
MARSEILLES, Dec. 2.—Tho sail
ors and stokers' stride has become
so serious that 2000 more gend
armes were ordered to tho scene
Government officials aro endeav
oring to arrange a meeting between
the strikers and the employers.
Fife Department Makes
With a run of 22 seconds from the
first toot of tho whistle to tho
Whitehouse and to the signal for
"flro out" tho department has es
tablished a new record.
It was done so quickly that people
bad scarcely an opportunity to re
alize what had happened.
The blaze, which was in the base
ment of the Whitehouse, was ex
tinguished without trouble and the
department was back In the fire
hall ready for another run in about
The Baltimore & Ohio, South
western and the Big Four have in
creased the pay of switchmen, com
ing into line with the Chicago
scale. This increase amounts to 3
cents per hour and i-educos the time
of working by two hours.
RICH COPPER STRIKE
IN CEDAR CANYON
Stevens County Miners Becoming Excited Over
Finds—Spokane Largely Interested.
It is rumored this morning that
a very rich striko has been made
In tho Turk mine, which is located
in Cedar canyon, Stevens county.
This district has not been given
much publicity us yet, but is known
to be one of the richest copper,
gold and silver districts within a
radius of a hundred miles of Spo
kane. Those Interested in Cedar
Canyon are mostly western people
uud many of the companies operat
ing in the district are Washington
POST OFFICE SITE
Report of Inspector Opened But Not Given
to the Public.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 —The lo
cation of a site for the new post
office for Spokane was today tern
The report of the government In
Bpector upon tbe various sites was
opened by the treasury officials, bill
Ihe contents were uot make public.
The Spokane Press.
lost part of the holiday appearance
It wore yesterday, though upon the
desks of Senators Simon of Ore
gon and Alger of Michigan reposed
beautiful flower remembrances.
When the gavel fell there were
but few spectators present. Sena
tor Alger's credentials were pre
sented and he was sworn In, after
which he took his seat between
Senators Beveridge and Dryden,
where he was given an Informal
reception until the president's mes
sage was received.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—ln an
ticipation of tho receipt of Presi
dent Roosevelt's message members
of the senate today assembled early
In the senate chamber and in the
| cloak rooms adjoining.
Many of the senators, particular-
THIEVES BREAK WINDOW.
The front window of Fisher's
second hand store was broken Into,
supposedly by thieves, last night,
but it is thought that they became
frightened before plundering, as lit
tle was missing.
County Cases Before Grand
Deputy United States Marshal
Ide left last evening for the west.
Ide will go to Seattle and be on
hand for the opening of the United
States grand Jury. The deputy has
with him several confessions of
guilt from prisoners now held in
the county jail, who, If regular rou
tine Is followed, will have to await
the April term of court for a hear
ing, but the prisoners may take the
alternative of going to Seattle if
they wish through Mr. Ide, who will
appear for them.
If the grand jury finds no ease
against them, or there is a lack of
evidence to warrant holding them
on the various charges, they are
released, On the other hand, if the
grand jury finds sufficient evidence
to hold them on a specific charge,
after this face is made known a
trial can be secured.
It works less expense on the
county and expedites matters for
those held on Insufficient evidence.
Havana. —Customs revenues here
have decreased $199,000 under Oc
tober's record. Tin l island's total
receipts were $1.15(1.551.
organizations and close companies.
The Huckleberry mountain coun
try, which adjoins Cedar canyon
district, is exceedingly rich In cop
per and the chances are this dis
trict will he a record-breaker next
season. The Spokane reservation,
on which are knowu to exist sev
eral large bodies of ore, will prob
ably be opened in the near future
and will swing Cdera canyon and
Huckleberry mountr'n Into public
an. mien with the excitement usu
ally incident to such an event.
it may be two weeks before the de
partment makes a decision.
The Washington congressional
delegation Is being flooded with tel
egrams from influential citizens of
Spokane, protesting ngainst the ««-
taction of certain sites reported to
Uave l" en tin choice of the inspec
ts, and urging the further consid
eration ot ether sites.
! ED. L. KEEN.
ly the close personal and political
friends of the president such as
Lodge of Massachusetts, Burrows
of Michigan, Spooner of Wisconsin,
Fairbanks of Indiana and Scott of
West Virginia, were already famil
iar with the principal features of
the message, but the reading of the
important state paper of the presi
dent was marked with unusual in
terest. Those passages of the mes
sage treating of the trust and tar
iff issues were listened to with
closest attention, notwithstanding
the fact that the recommendation
concerning the creation of a non
partisan tariff commission and the
cautious attitude regarding the
question of trusts had been gen
erally forecasted. Equal interest
was pdisplayed by the senators in
those portions of the message re
lating to the question of reciprocity
with Cuba and to the existing con
ditions In the Philippines, Porto Ri
co nnd Hawaii. Tho recommenda
tions in regard to statehood for the
territories, irrigation and the pro
tection of forests evoked nods of
approval from the western senators.
Mention of the satisfactory status
of the isthmian canal question also
was received with general ap
Store Window Broken and
Some festivo burglar man deter
mined to have headgear aplenty for
the holidays and has raided the
display window of the Whitehouse
clothing store. He broke the win
dow just enough to permit the en
trance of his arm and secured
about a dozen soft hat*. He ap
pears to have had a decided liking
for hats of the stiff variety also,
and in trying to get them through
the broken glass destroyed several
Chicago.—Secretary Wilson' of
the department of agriculture be
fore the livestock exhibition ex
pressed himsei. lavorably to a per
manent exposition of that character
MAKE A BREAK.
CARRIE RAY TRIES TO ESCAPE
Carrie—not of the Kansas saloon
smashing fame—but Carrie Ray, a
Danish woman, it is stated, emulat
ed the Kansas Carrie last night to
the extent of smashing the win
dows In the door of John Nichol s
saloon. Carrie is said to be a resi
dent of Jap alley and she is con
siderably harder to handle than
Carrie of Kansas. .
According to the tale she imbibed
too freely during the evening and
along towards night became so
boisterous it was necessary to put
her in the bastlle. Rut the officer
had his hadns full, for when the
'woman saw an opportunity she
broke and made for freedom. Her
course was rather uncertain and
she ran in the back way of the
Nichols place and there turned on
the officer and fought like a wild
cat. It was during the mlxup that
her window smashing qualities
were brought out and she scattered
glass ail over the place.
Walla Walla. Wash. —F. A. Dry
den has been appointed to succeed
Warden .1. B. Catron at the pen.
WON'T MAKE USE OF
THE WALLACE CUT-OFF
President Mohler of the Oregod Railway and
Navigation Co. Says Northern Pacific
Will Run Over This Track.
President Mobler of the o. R, &
N. passed through town this morn
ing in his private car.
In reply to an inquiry he stated
that there was no foundation what
ever fore the report that the
Northern Pacific proposed to lease
or obtain trackage rights over the
O. R. & N. cutoff via Wallace. This
story revives every time' President
Mullen comes west simply because
Sheriff Keller Returns.
Sheriff K. R Keller and Deputy
"Bill" Pate, the two Chelan officers
from whmu two prisoners escaped
and who later, with the assistance
of the penitentiary bloodhounds, re
captured theni, did not tarry in Spo
kane long enough to he interviewed,
but made close connections with tho
Great Northern and returned to
THE WEATHER—Tonight and Wednesday fair.
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1902.
Rio Grande Western Ditch
ed with Fatal Results.
j SALI" LAKE, Dec. 2.—No. 1, Rio
Grande & Western railway west
bound passenger train, struck a
rock at 8 o'clock this morning near
Westwater, on the Utah and Col
orado state line, ditching the train
and wrecking the engine and bag
C C Biddle, the fireman, was
instantly killed. Engineer Cum
mlngs had both legs crushed and
broken. Mail Clerk Benson was
also badly injured. Passengers
were badly shaken up and several
received minor bruises.
The rock causing the wreck roll
ed from adjoining mountains dur
ing the night as a result of the re
cent heavy rains.
DOESN'T WANT CANTEEN AT
Colonel Ray of Fort Wright is
quoted as not being in favor of a
canteen at Fort Wright.
From an interview with an officer
at the post opinion seems to be di
vided among the boys in blue, al
though surprise was occasioned
that the colonel should take so de
cided a stand as reported.
A DIRTY RIVER.
PETITION AGAINST ITS POLLU
The matter of the pollution of
the river below Spokane by the de
positing of garbage and city refuse
in the stream is again calling forth
strenuous protests from some at
A petition lias been prepared and
is being passed round for signature,
urging the mayor and city council
to take steps to obviate the neces
sity of dumping this tillh into the
stream by building an incinerator.
The parties who now have the
matter in hand do not Intend to let
the matter rest until they have
secured their object.
GIVE BASKET SOCIAL.
The Covenant Order of Mus
keteers of America will give a bas
ket social on Thursd;.. evening
next at 8 o'clock. A large attend
ance is expected.
There will be an initiatory meet
ing at 7 o'clock on the same eve
Program of Matinee Musi
I The regular monthly recital of
j the Ladies' Matinee Muskale club
will be given Friuay morning at All
Saints' parish house. The following
program will be rendered from Han
del, in charge of Mrs. Herbert Cole
Part I— Chorus, "And the Glory
lof the Lord." from the Messiah,
Spokane Oratorio society; sketch of
Handel's life, Mrs. Herbert T. Cole
man : "I Know That My Redeemer
[Llveth" (for soprano). Miss Arnetta
Owen; sketch of the "Messiah,"
Mrs. Harry Flood.
Part 2—"Dead March" from Saul
tfor piano). Miss Ruth Llbby; (a)
| "Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His
! Heart," (b) "Behold! and See if
There Be Any Sorrow," (c) "Thou
Shalt Break them" (for tenor).
Chanes F. Orr; "He Was Despised
and Reject«|»T (for alto). Miss Har
riet McCoy; "Hallelujah Chorus"
from the Messiah, Spokane Oratorio
he makes use of the route via Wal
lace in order to make his connec
I'resident Mohler was unable to
give any information with refer
ence to the inauguration of the
through sleeping car service be
tween Portland and Kansas City
and denied that stops had yet been
tagen by the O. It. & N. to use the
tracks of the Ureal Northern to get
farther into the city.
Poiae, Idaho, —Governor Hunt
jhai remo/ed State Kngtneor Koss
and appointed James Btsmhenson to
(in the office, through tho alleged
reason that Roes went over state
beads In making reports direct to
<Secretary Hitchcock of the interior.
San Kra no iICO, —J, K. Locke, pro
prietor of the Hotel Knickerbocker,
ihas preferred chai'ges tliat Robert
IHemingway, the well known turf
man, ami hi- brother wen instru
mental in the dcntli of Roberts' mis
tress, Carlotta Oampigllo, which
•v.c- •.<}<' by shooting.
Young Woman Held Up and Relieved of
Money and Neck Chain.
fan desperate character of the
thugs who are gradually rousing
decent Spokane citizens to a frenzy
by the number and boldness of their
holdups was exemplified in a case
Just brought to police attention.
Miss Van Loon reported that
about 10:30 last night while going
to her home she was met on Wash
ington st. between Second and
DESK AT THE NEW SUB-POST
C. R. D. S. Oakford, a resident of
Spokane, has been appointed to the
clerkship at the sub-postoffice at
McNab's drug store. The creating
of this office was mentioned in The
Press about two weeks since. The
office is ttow well under manage
ment and is doing a nice business.
Mr. Hartson said this morning:
"We notice the assistance afforded
us by the sub-office already."
Ninety-two building permits were
issued in November.
PRACTICED RY TURKS
horrible Record of Inhumanity Upon Helpless
Christians in Macedonia,
HENNA, Dec. 2."-The Evening
Post today prints further details
of the horrible atrocities inflicted
: upon Macedonian Christians by the
Among other things enumerated
is the placing of red-hot iron caps
upon the heads of Christians and
the pouring of burning petroleum
upon their feet.
In some cases the Turks bind GO
or 70 prisoners together and leave
them In isolated places in a help
less condition where they slowly
i A priest named Stefana in the
'village of Padesh was forced to
TO HAVE REEN INSANE
Evidence Given by Accused Man's Children anrj
Others to This End.
Further devolpments in the An- '
derson murder trial, which fills the
courtroom daily, shows that SO wit
nesses have been subpoenaed and
only five have passed the attor
Some new devolprnents have
come as evidence of the man's in
sanity. The children of the un
fortunate man were put on the
stand anil It was noticeable that
the stories told came from the
hearts of the little ones.
On the fatal Tuesday night in
August when the crime was com
mitted Aderson, who hail been
elected as a delegate to the repub
lican primaries, was celebrating
[the event ami while thus engaged
Mrs. Jennie Leys for Death of Iter Husband
In Tunnel Disaster.
NBW YORK, Dec 2 —The Jury
In the ease of Mrs. Jennie Leys
against the New York Central Rail
road company this morning return
ed a verdict allowiug |100,000 dam
ages, with interest from January 8
These damages are the largest
NEW YORK.—Richard Canfield's
fashionable gambling house lias
been raided by the police, Gam
bling pharpheruelln was discovered
In a recess in the wall covered by
,S tee! door. A similar raid with
Third ayes. by a bold, baa highway
man, who very politely requested
her pocketbeok and any other valu
ables she might possess.
She gave over to him her purse,
containing $1.50 and a gold chain.
In the darkness and her excite
ment Miss Van Loon states that
she was unable to catch more than
a fleeting glimpse of the desperado,
hardly enough for identification.
Portugal's Queen Prostrat
ed in Palace.
LISBON, Portugal, Dec. 22.—An
explosion of gas occurred in the
royal palace today in a gallery lead
ing to tho apartments of the late
Considerable damage was done to
the interior. No one was injured,
although the queen was prostrated
by the shock.
drink filth from a chalice. Three
Sisters of Mercy have expired as a
result of unmentionable tortures.
Elder Nickolai of the village of
Leshko, after being forced to wit
ness the torturing degradation of
both his daughters, who were young
women, was himself roasted to
A priest in the village of Seltha,
after being compelled to oversee
the murder of a score of infants,
The inhabitants of three large
villages have tied to the hills to
avoid the Turks and are now dying
of cold and hunger.
io fired the shot which put an ciii.
SO Feather|tone's existence.
it appears that since his boyhood
Anderson lias not been the full pos
sessor of all the mental faculties,
his being attributed to a fall front
In connection with this defect an
ithor important disclosure wa;
brought out, which shows that on
[lie fatal night Bootblack Huken
berry struck Anderson on the head
wiih a club. Hukenberry's reasons
tor the assault is best told in his
"Anderson had been drinking ami
same to mj house and, being under
[he impression that Mrs. Anderson
was inside, he came In through ii
window, forcing an entrance. When
tie was on the inside I struck hlni
with a club."
yet recorded in the tunnel suit;
arising from the tunnel explosion
Mrs. beys asked for 1250.00 1
damage:-- foi th» death of her bus
hand. Leys was tie- manager of ;.
big jewelry store and it was proveu
that his Income . as 130,000 a year,
similar Circumstances was made
also on a tenderloin resort,
A complete s. nopi is of the j rc-i
dent's tneßsag* appears on pa*o i
of tiiis issue.
409 to 413 Riverside-
Blankets and Comforts
11-4 all wool blankets; full weight; gray, tan #c AO
or white; f7.50 blanket, at 93.90
Extra heavy full size cotton blankets: «j M _
11.50 quality, at $1.25
Regular size all wool blankets, full weight; *>a ao
colors and white; regular *5.00 kind ...$3.98
Full size cotton blankets, good weight; AA
♦1.25 values, at 98C
Extra good weight; sateen covering! pure white cotton;
handsome patterns; regular $2.50 g%m
and $2.75 values, for $C.cs
Full size comfort, filled with pure clean, white cotton; cov
ered with good calico or silkoline; MA
$1.25 value, at 9oC
Ladies' and Children's Underwear
Ladies' black union suits, the Florence make. These goods
are fast dye, best quality wool. The former price aa
was $3.50; for this week we price them at, per suit.. ._^Z.UU
Ladies' union suits, extra size, in natural gray wool; sizes
7, 8, 9; Oneita fastening; hand finished seams; very elastic;
they are well worth $3.00; we have marked »n en
them, a suit $C.wU
Ladles' camel's hair vest and pants, in sizes 30, 32, 34; a
garment we always sell for $1.50; on account of small sizes we
have marked them to close out, aa
at, a garment .....9BC
Special price on ladies' mixed wool pants, in white or gray;
goods will sell regularly for 98c pair; en
price to close, a pair wUC
Boys' wool fleeced shirts and drawers in tan Jersey ribbed;
usually sell according to size up to 45c; *p.
price, all sizes, at, each CwC
We still have some of those children's all wool pants and
vests In ribbed or flat goods;
values up to $1.25; for, garment 49C
Children's tights, either black or white merino; Bft~
sizes 3 to (1; the dollar quality; per pair OUC
Men's cain and snow coals
We are closing out this line. Only a few coats left, in odd
sizes. This is a rare bargain, though. Heavy covert cloth;
wool; single or double breasted; extra length; velvet collar; ab
solutely waterproof, and answers the double purpose of a rain
and overcoat; cost you $6.50 anywhere, *>« 0 a
but at The Wonder...,, $3.90
Do not forget that this week you can purchase double your
moneys worth In value in Trimmed Pattern Hats at this store.
Lack of space forces us to a quick clearance on these hats, and
we give you this opportunity to make yourself a lovely Christ
mas present at a small cost.
Attractive Christmas Presents
in all kinds of Novelties, Dolls, Toys, Etc.,
AT STARTLING PRICES.
Half-Price Sale of
Ruffled Swiss Curtains
Decidedly attractive for bedroom use;
three yards long and full width; made
with green, red, blue and old gold stripes.
You would pay $2.50 for them at regular
sale price. Special, while they last, at
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Spokane Bank Clearances Today
One Year Ago , . . . 260,670
Gain of $260,542
J. HELBERG & CO.
PRICE: ONE CENT.