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WEATHER FORECAST: TOMORROW, FAIR. ■j AIM
MR. SCHILLER'S ADVOCACY OF DURHAMISM ILLOGICAL
Lone Supporter of Railroad Commission Overlooks
Danger Which ThreatensSpokane Jobbers Through
Coast'llidden Body Which Would liaise Outgoing
Rates From Spokane to Local Points
To—
The manufacturer and the merchant—
Tlie wholesaler and the retailer—
The rich man and the poor man—
The taxpayer and the citizen—
The landlord and the tenant —
This series of stories on the effects of the cam
paign for a railroad commission hill is dedicated.
By William Francis Guion.
For two or three days last week It
wus a matter of speculation as to
why demagogic Durhsmlsm did not dig
up the one member of the Spokane
Shippers' association who voted to
support the railroad commission bill
nnd use him to contradict Ihe other
62 members of the association.
It happened Saturday night. Mr.
J. A. Schiller's contribution ap
peared In the Spokesman-Review yes
terday morning.
Although Mr. Durham has persisted
in ignoring the vote of the Spokane
Shippers' association and has re
peatedly referred to his contention
that only five shippers could be found
to sign the protesting telegram to
Olympia, he has failed to acknowl
edge that he has been unable to find
but ONK who Is openly in favor of
n railroad commission.
Surely there are others out of the
"hundreds" who are supposed to fol
low Durhamlsm to Its ruinous finish.
Mr. t'owles owns stock In a sufficient
number of enterprises in Spokane to
rally at least FIVE open Supporters
of the railroad commission.
Hut only ONE has been produced
So far.
Jacob A. Schiller is the one man
In Spokane who is slated for a mem
bership of the railroad commission.
Mr. Schiller's fighting ability Is such
that there are many business men of
the city who believe he would lie able
to give those coast members a marry
chase.
Mr. Schiller cast the one vote In
the shippers' meeting for a railroad
commission. lie Is still voting and
working for that commission.
Mr. Schiller will be voting and
working for tlie commission when
Durhamlsm is In the crematory.
Every business man In Spokane
honors Mr. Schiller for the courage
of his convictions. His Is not a po
litical campaign, lie Is working for
what he believes is right, regardless
of the handicap of Durhamlsm und
Spokesman-Review politics.
Mr. Schiller, as did The Press,
fought hard for a reduction of rates
so that Spokane jobbers could com.
pete in Spokane territory without re
bates or special rates. He never fnl
tared when Durhamlsm helped to
bring about that Chicago meeting,
Just as ths tight was about to be
Won. Mr. Schiller came within "ten
per cent" of winning that tight.
Falling in that fight Mr. Schiller
turned his attention to n railroad
commission, honestly believing he
could accomplish some good in that
direction. With courage remarkable,
he wailed through the mass of Dur
hamlsm, of petty polities, nnd did his
best to SVOIVS an order out of dema
gogic chaos.
Hut the little good he found was
buried In the mass of political evil
which surrounds the commission bill.
Because of this courageous up hill
battle Mr. Schiller Is given credit.
Pecause of tlils. too, he WM Induced
to write that statement In the
Spokesman Review, ostensibly sup
porting Durhamlsm.
Hut Mr. Schiller, the man, and Mr.
Schiller, the Durhamlt* are two sepa
rate and distinct people. Logic fails
when attempting to support the Illog
ical condition of Ourhamtsm.
In his dictated Interview ln the
Spokesman-Review yesterday Mr.
Schiller made several statement*
which will not hold.
In the first place, Fred Mason Is
not a director of the Spokane Kails
& Northern railway. As a member
of tlie firm of llollcy, Mason, Marks
& Company and as a member of the
local aSStmlstlon, he la certainly a
Jobber. **
A« to rebates, thnt argument does
not hold since the "ten per cent" re
duction brought about the cancella
tion of certain contracts, liut more
of this later.
Mr. Schiller's chief argument ls
contained in this paragraph:
"Any Intelligent shipper knows that
all rates from the east, where the
largest proportion of nil RSMSSSrISt
originate in the western classifica
tion to this point, nre made up of the
rnte to the coast, or terminals, plus
the locul return rate from the coast
to this city. Hence It follow? thnt
if the local return rnte Is cut, It re
duces ths through rale at the same
time. TO 'educe the distributing rate
Into Spukuns slid eastern Washington
by Ihe rallwsys would be depriving
themselves of revenue. Did anyone
•Ver hear of a railway company de
priving Itself of revenue of Its own
volition?"
That rate combination, referred to
by Mr. Schiller, la tlie chief basis
of nn argument * against a railroad
commission tinkering with the state
rates —that, and the fact that SPO
KANE MI ST PP. FAVORED WITH
SPECIAL RATES IN ORDER TO
COMPETE IN HER OWN TERRI
TORY WITH PORTLAND AND SE
ATTLE.
This is the very meat of the whole
contention.
What difference, to competition,
does it make if tlie rate from the
cast Into Spokane is , r io cents a hun
dred—so long as the coast towns
would have a proportionately lower
rate of say 27 or 110 cents? Would
that improve the competitive condi
tions for Spokane?
So long as the coast points, under
interstate commerce conditions, se
cure tlie lower rate, to which must
be added the cost of the hack haul
across the state to make up Spo
kane's rate—does not that keep the
□Oast points ut an advantage?
In order to more fully illustrate
this I must revert to the original
argumentative basis of this series ot
articles—that Spokane jobbers must
have something in the Shape of favor
able rates which 11 would be In the
power of the state commission to
abrogate.
Mr. Schiller hints at secret rebates.
It was not a secret rebate which
the Spokane jobbers asked for, or
received, nt the Chicago meeting. It
was a reduction of rates out of Spo
kane to points within a radius of 100
miles of the Jobbing center—a reduc
tion which would mean dispropor
tionate rates for that distance, as
compared with the distributing rates
given the coast jobbers.
Or, to make it clearer, Spokane
must have an Illegal, or .discriminat
ing rate, lower In proportion than the
system of distributing rates through
the state, in order to overcome that
interstate commerce rate to terminal
points ami he able to compete with
and undersell the favored terminal
point jobber,
IT IS THIS DISPROPORTION
ATE), OR ILLEGAL, RATH WHICH
TWO COAST COMMISSIONERS
WOULD WIFE OCT OF EXIST
ENCE!
I tried to make (dear In the article
published last Saturday what would
happen If the rates were equalised.
Coast jobbers would be Riven a bis
advantage. Spokane would he cut
out of the trade up to her very doors:
This condition would prevail whe
ther or not the local return rate was
cut. It would prevail until the local
rate to Spokane fiom eastern points
was reduced to such a figure, Inde
pendently of the return rate from the
coast, that the difference between the
high local Into Spokane anil the low
terminal to the coast was wiped out.
Mr. Schiller, In his support of Dur
hamlsm, does not meet the argu
ment against n railroad commission.
it in not tlie reduction of th* back
haul rnte from the const points that
ls fcured.
IT IS THE RATSINO OF THH
DISCRIMINATING KATE OUT OF
SPOKANE TO THAT 100-MILB
POINT!
IT IS THE RKIII'CTION OP THE
DIFFERENT I ALB NOW EXISTING
IN COMMODITY RATES ON CAR
LOAD ANO LESS THAN CARLOAD
LOTS FROM THE COAST!
IT IS THE WIPING OPT OF EX
ISTENCE OK THAT HIT OF FA
VORITISM WHICH PERMITS THE
SPOKANE JOBBER TO CSE A
LOWER RATE To points IN THE
RICH PALOUSE COUNTRY THAN
IS GIVEN THE COAST JOBBER!
And this would certainly ho dona
were two const commissioners given
the power to level, or equal I aa, the
state rates.
Mr. Schiller also reverts to that
much discussed Hour rate jut of
Minneapolis.
Will he not say that, when a year
ego james j. inn personally granted
the lumber nnd shingle men low
emergency rates on lumber und shin
gles, Mr. Hill declared there must be
a corresponding reduction on some
commodity to warrant the back hunt
Of the cars?
Was It not then that a rule of $t
from Minneapolis to China and Japan
was put In for Hour witli a lute of
The Spokane Press.
$7.75 from eastern Washington points
on tho game commodity to China and
Japan?
Was that bit of rate making for,
Ml REMOVAL
6 DH
(Scrlpps News Association.)
OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 27.—
By a vote of 19 to 19 the senate
failed to pass the capital removal
bill over the governor's veto. A
concurrent resolution which needs
JUDGE SWAYNE
IS NOT GUILTY
(Scrlpps News Association.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.—The
(senate at 10 o'clock this morning
began voting on the Swayne im
peachment case. The first vote
was on the charge of collecting
$230 expense at $10 per day for
holding court in Waco,Texas. The
senate adjudged him not guilty
of this by a vote of 40 to 33. The
voting was strictly on party lines.
On articles 2 to 8, including the
charges of using a private car,
the vote was not guilty.
ARRESTED FOR MURDER
(Scrlpps News Association.)
PATERSON,, N. J., Feb. 27.—
Ten laboring men were arrested
in connection with the death of
nn unknown girl, whose half-cloth
ed body was found in a railroad
(Scrlpps News Association.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 27.—
Tho situation at Oaucassus is be
coming more serious. At Baku
today armed Armenians invaded
Melikoff's factory and massacred
42 Russian workmen who refused
MASSACRE IN RUSSIA
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY. FFBRUARY 27, 1905.
or against, Spokane? Is It not inter
state commerce rnte making with
Which a state commission has nothing
to do?
'no governor's signature was im
mediately Introduced and placed
on the calendar.
The removal of the supreme
court to Tacoma was also defeated
in the senate.
With voting "not guilty" on
article 12, a resolution was imme
diately adopted declaring Swayne
acquitted and the senate as a court
of impeachment adjourned sine
die.
The galleries were crowded and
every senator was in his seat.
Judge Swayne paced the lobby
awaiting the verdict which was
carried to him immediately on the
final vote.
It is understood that Judge
Swayne will send his resignation
to the president without delay.
ditch south of Patterson Sunday.
It is believed the girl met her
death in the same manner as Jen
nie Bossehaiter, having been held
a captive by a gang of men in a
hut in the Garrett mountains.
to participate in the revolutionary
movement.
(Scrlpps News Association.!
WARSAW, Feb. 27— Sixty per
cent of the police force struck to
day and are openly Joining the
STUNG!
workmen who forced the strikers
to refjel. The policemen paraded
the suburbs this morning felling
telegraph poles. In a fight in
Novelipki street one soldier and
one policeman were killed. Ten
policemen were wounded.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
BERLIN, Feb. 27.—Prominent
Jews have received confirmation
of the anti-Jewish riots at Feod
osia, Crimea, ln which 47 Jews, in
cluding 17 women, were killed and
183 wounded.
BRADY JUDY
HAS DISAGREED
(Scrlpps News Association.)
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.—The jury
in the divorce suit of Mrs. D.
Brady against Daniel Brady, the
wealthy railway supply manufac
turer, in which Gertrude Mac-
Kenilq, the comic opera actress
was named as co-respondent, dis
agreed. Mrs. Brady is a grand
daughter of the late Isaac Singer,
the inventor of the Singer sewing
machine.
MINE ON FIRE
(Scrlpps News Association.)
WELCH, W. Va., Feb. 27.—1t
Is reported that the mines of the
United States Coal company, 8
miles east of where the explosion
occurred yesterday, are afire. The
rescuing party has been forced
to abandon work.
It tis stated that at least 15
miners are known to be dead, and
it is feared the total death list
niay greatly exceed this.
GOV. BOITWELLS
PASSES AWAY
(Scrlpps News Association.)
GROTON, Mass., Feb. 27.—For
mer Governor S. Hotttwells died at
7:12 this morning. The cause of
his death was pneumonia. He was
conscious until near the end. He
leaves a son and daughter.
STEAMER
IS WRECKED
(Scripps News Association.)
CAPE TOWN, Feb. 27—The
British steamer Dee was wrecked
on Possession Island. It. is be
lieved all on board were lost.
JEALOUS POLICEMAN
KILLS A WOMAN
CHICAGO, Feb. 27—Police Of
ficer Dan Harmann at noon today
killed Miss Minnie Mulvehlll, aged
21 years, at Thirtyninth and Wa
bash avenue.
Jealousy Is said to be tho cause.
Harmann escaped. The woman's
father is a wealthy liquor dealer.
ARMORY SITE IS
TO BE CHANGED
Mayoa Boyd Asks for Special Meeting
of Commission. Three Members Favor
Selection of Another Location
It lg now almost certain that the
site for the new state armory will
be changed. The change ls planned
to be made at a Special meeting of
the armory commission, to be held
within tlie next few days.
The dispute over the armory site
has been brought to a head practic
ally by the action of Mayor ti, F.
Boyd, who, disturbed at the prospect
of losing the armory building alto
gether, has interceded to bring about
a settlement of the Hght.
The mayor takes the position that
the armory commission can not risk
losing the armory to Spokane merely
In order to hold out for the site dic
tated to the commission by W. H.
t'owles, owner of the Spokesman-Re
view, who secured the Riverside
choice In order to boom his west side
property.
Rather than risk a loss of the
armory by limitation, the mayor sides
with those who declare there are
other people In Spokane besides W.
11. Cowles and his editors and so
licitors.
On this ground the mayor last
week addressed the following letter
to Adjutana General Drain:
"It being apparent to me that un
less something is done to untangle
the present armory tangle. Spokane
is gidng to lose the building alto
gether, I have taken the matter up
in an effort to adjust It if possible.
FIVE MILLION DOLLAR
FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS
(Scrlpps News Association.)
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 27— The
loss in the fire which swept the
Illinois Central freight terminals
last night is now estimated close
to 16,000,000. The flames are still
sweeping the district of 11 blocks
along the river front but are
thought to be under control. One
thousand cars of grain. 28,000
bales of cotton and 15.000 babrrcls
of sugar were burned.
ANTI-TRUST LAW UPHELD
(Scrlpps News Association.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.—The
supreme court today upheld the
anti trust law of Texas by affirm
ing the judgment in the state court
injoining the National Cotton Oil
and Southern Cotton Oil compan
HENRY ARAO MURDER
TRIAL IS NOW ON
••That Jnp lie murdered my hue
be, nd."
So declared Mrs. Sum (Thong, the
wife of tii<" murdered Chinaman, as
she pointed nt Henry a mo, the poor
trembling Jnp who is mi trial for hi*
life before Judge Wnrren and a July.
The Jap could not mcc the gnze of
tlie state's chief witness ns she sin
gled him out from the other Japs ln
the court room and told the Jury that
he had brutally murdered Sam Chow
almost In the very presence of his
wife.
The Jury to try the accused mur
derer was completed about ten o'clock
this morning. Thee* tire the men
who ere to determine the fate of
Henry Arao; w. it. Parka, B, H.
Blabop, it. v. liniiitim, J. (!. Vaughn,
tieorgo Kline, t). Baldwin, J C. Hlne,
James Thomas, M, a. BartholomeWi
J. T. Manning, N. J. BOStWlck, P.
Peterson.
To secure three of these jurors an
extra panel of 4U jurors was drawn
to attend for examination Saturday
afternoon.
1.. V. Williams, who failed to res
pond whin his name was called and
fur whom a bench warrant was Is
sued, was in OOUri this inclining He
explained that he was on bis ranch,
Hi miles in the country, when notl
lied by phone to attend this trial and
THIRD YEAR. NO. 90. PRICE: ONE CENt
I am going to present the question
to you fairly anil frankly, just ns I
find it. The situation is simply this
■ —and you must art accordingly:
"If the site already agreed upon
Is abandoned, and another site
chosen, the armory will be built
Without delay; otherwise it will not
be built at all. This is the exact
situation. There ls no use arguinur
It over, and there ls no time to lose.
"1 took this subject up with It. A.
Hutchinson, who has brought an in
junction proceeding to restrain the
county commissioners from appropri
ating J30.000, ln an effort to Induct
him to withdraw the suit. He re
fused most emphatically and I know
him well enough to know he meant
just what he said, ell told me this:
"That if tlie commission will select
any other site except the one already
agreed upon, he will dismiss tlie suit
at once; that he is as anxious to see
Spokane get the armory as anybody,
but that if It Is a question of build
ing It "on the site selected, or not
at all, It will not be built. He has
30 days yet in which to perfect his
appeal to the supreme court, so that
he can and will delay the matter
until the state appropriation ls no
longer available. He claims there
will be a useless waste of thousands
of dollars for a foundation on the
site chosen, that nobody favors the
site chosen except the Spokesman-
Over 500,000 bushels of corn was
I burned in the Stuyvesant docks,
ln all about one mile of docks
1 were wiped out. Six department
fire horses and three engines were
ruined. Eighty houses belonging
to the laboring classes were des
troyed. Tlie steamships Royal nnd
Indiana were damaged to the ex
tent of $50,(MIO.
The company announces that It
I will rebuild the docks.
ies from doing further business
in the state, having violated the
anti-combination statute. Justice
McKenna read the decision holding
the status proper and within the
legitimate powers of the legisla
ture.
that he came ns soon as possible.
Judge Warr«n forgave his offense,
after imposing a nominal tine of $:,.
Mr. Williams was not accepted as
a Juror because he hud formed an
opinion.
A depressing sllsnce fell on the
crowded court room when both sides
announced that the Jury was satis
factory anl the twelve men arose
to be SWOrn to well and faithfully
determine between the state of Wash
ington and the yellow prisoner ut the
bar.
Every one of the Selected Jurors
seemed to realise fully tlie serious
and Important duty he had ln charge.
Th* opening address of Prosecuting
Attorney ltainhart showed conclu
sively that Arao has made a com
plete confession of his crime.
"This Is a <a>e of wilful, deliber
ate and premeditated murder." sghl
Mr. Barnhart to the Jury. "The
prisonoi planned for a long time
to kill Sam Chow."
The prosecuting attorney then gave
the Jury a Statement of tho facts
which the status witnesses would
prove against the uecused.
The murdered Chinaman and the
Jap were formerly partners in busi
ness as tailors at u'2& Main avenue,
(Coatlaoed on Fourth Page)
One cent
Review and those It Is able to Influ
ence, and that he simply will not
stand for it; but that on the other
hanl, if a site suitable for the pur
pose Is chosen, he will withdraw his
proceedings at once and work can
begin in short order.
"I am reliably Informed that threo
of the local commissioners are per
fectly willing to select a new sltei
ln order that the work may go ahead!
and they intimate that they wero
never satisfied with the site selected
anyhow.
"Now, General, it appears to mo
that there is only one thing to be
done, and that ls for you to coma
to Spokane at once, get the com
mission together, select a new slto
and make preparations to go ahead.
In this way Spokane can soon have
a splendid armory. Otherwise It will
have none at all It is a matter of
great importance to this city that
proper steps be taken at once. If
there were only one available site
ln the city, It would be different, but
as there are several others, at least
two of which are regarded by well
informed people as being better ann
more feasible than the one cnosen,
It appears to me that there is but one
thing to do. and that is to select ona
of these nnd get down to business.
"1 have the honor to be,
Sincerely yours,
L r. BOLD, Mayor."
SENATORS
EXPELLED
(Scrlpps News Association.)
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Feb. 27.—•
The senate this afternoon adopted
the committee report recommend
ing the expulsion of Senators Em
mons, Wright, Bunkers and French!
for accepting bribes.
Immediately upon the adoption,
which 'was unanimous, a resolution
to formally expell the accused
men was introduced. On a sep
arate vote French and Bunkers!
were unanimously expelled. Tha
vote in the Emmons and Wright
cases will be taken later in tho
day. \
NO PEACE
PROPOSAL
(Scrlpps News Association.)
state department this morning
made the following statement re
garding the alleged peace propos
als: "The government of the
United States has never received!
from the Japanese government any
requests to lay a proposition ot
peace before the Russian govern
ment, and has never directly ot
indirectly approached the Russian
government on the subject.
CODY
DIVORCE
(Scrlpps News Association.)
NORTH PLATTB, Neb., Feb. 271
The Cody divorce case was resum
ed today behind closed doors. Tho
witnesses testified that Cody drank
and caroused with women. Seven
prominent women of North Platte
testified that Mrs. Cody never)
drank or used profane language.
Frleuds of Mrs. Cody say she
would gladly forgive the scout and
welcome him back if he would
but say the word and publicly;
deny the poisoning charges.
TWO HILLED
TUCSON. Keb. S7.—By s cavelri
of 50 tons of rock In v mine at llel«
vetla tlihs morning, two miners were)
killed. ,
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