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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, PIVE CENTS.
FRISCO WILL GET FIGHT
K3 FISTIC BATTLE IN
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SALT LAKE, Utah, Feb. 7. -Jack (Jleason of San Fran
cisco arrived here today to meet Tex Kiekard and settle
their heralded dispute regarding the battleground of the
•leffries-.lohnson fight, each man voicing expressions of
confidence, although Governor Spry this afternoon said to
the United Press:
"I have been quoted before, and 1 now reiterate that
the law of Utah will he Upheld, and there will be no prize
fight in this state."
MAKE MORE MONEY
WITH LESS BUSINESS
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. —Declaring that the express coin
panics could reduce their charges 60 per cent and still make
money, 15. E. Sundberg of Minnesota testified today before
the interstate commerce commission in the action against
the express companies of the country.
"If such a reduction were made, the express companies
would he swamped with hnsienss which they have no de
sire to handle," testified Traffic Manager Ludlow of the
IWells-Fargo Express company, when asked for a state
ment regarding Snndherg's assertion.
WASHINGTON, Feb. ".—The senate this afternoon passed a
bill providing for the establishment of a lighthouse and fog
signal station on Klisa island, in Hellingham buy, Wash.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 7. —According to reports reaching
here late this afternoon, testimony was given before the cor
oner's jury at Kelvin today, to the effect that the motor car
bearing seven men who were blown to atoms yesterday at Kel
vin, went ahead only alter a signal was given that the "coast
The first report was that Motorman l.yle ran the car over
the excavation heedless of the warnings of the men handling
PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 7.—Governor Sloan today denied the
application of Detective Arthur McPhee of San Francisco for
the extradition of Louis Adams, charged with kidnaping his B
year-old son, John.
TOPKKA, Kan.. Feb. 7. —Green Cavender, father of Miss
Lena Cavender, whom he fears may have been the victim of the
mysterious Mount Tumulpais murder, announced this afternoon
that be will go to California to Investigate the case. Miss Cav
cnder's mind lias been affected for some time.
STRANGE PLAN USED
TO FIX A CARPENTER
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7. Believing that William
!\Vall was murdered by an enemy who sawed through a
plank on a scaffold where he was working, detectives to
day are seeking the murderer.
it was thought to he a case of accidental death, but the
introduction of an old hoard of the scaffolding, with fresh
saw marks upon it, caused the coroner's jury today to
bring in a verdict of murder.
POLICE COURT PRIZES
"It will take you just six months to get out of town," said Police
Judge Mann this afternoon to Sam Pippin, a vagrant who was brought
into court for the "steeuth" time this week. The police are unanimous
in their opinion that Pippin is the hardest character they have dcalth
witli in months.
Jennie Kelley, who hasn't been arrested since New Year's until
Sunday told Judge Man today that her husband wbb going to send for
her from Tacoma In three weeks and that she was going there to join
him. "Well, then, we'll just make your sentence 21 days,'' said the
magistrate. Jennie walked out of the courtroom smiling like a
Charles Pulver and Nels Anderson, who were arrested last night
.md charged with disorderly conduct for fighting, were hailed into
suit this atternOOQ to explain themselves. Anderson, it developed.
Tied the Hght by using abusive language, Pulver decorated Ander
s's face wilh several bad bumps. In view of the punishment already
/wived, Anderson was lined only $6 and costs. Pulver was fined fi
ant costs. _
COOKED WOMAN'S LEGS
* AS CURE FOR PARAL YSIS
(By United Presa Leased Wire.) I
DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 7.—The coroner today began an offl- I
clal investigation of the possible cause of the death of Mrs. -
Paul Santos, alleged to have been the result of treatment for t
paralysis, administered by a "quack" doctor, who since has die- '
It Is alleged that the "doctor placed the woman | legs
across a chair above a tub of hot water, In which he had pour
ed alcohol, then thrust a red hot poker into the tub, igniting
the fluid and cooking her legs. After several days of intenie
suffering Mrs. Santos died last night.
UTAH, SAYS SPRY
ENGINEER RALSTON SAYB HE
CAN BUILD MONROE STREET
BRIDGE FOR THIS.
ASKS FOR DAY LABOR
REVISED PLANS OF STRUC
TURE NOW READY FOR
In an estimate to be presented to
the city council tomorrow night on
the cost of the revised plan of the
Monroe street bridge, City Engineer
Ralston will state that he can build
the bridge by day labor for $312,000,
or $33,000 less than his original fig
ures. The reduction is due to the
fact that the elevation in the center
of the bridge to permit the en
trance of the North Coast will be
eliminated, as the railroad is going
over instead of under the bridge.
The North Coast had agreed to re
imburse the city for placing the
hump in the bridge to the extent of
$35,000. This estimate does not in-
elude the cost of immense fills at
' either end of the bridge.
The revised plans of the bridge,
as expeited by Professor Burr and
with the North Coast hump elim
inated, will be presented to the city
council for the first time tomorrow
night. Accompanying the plans will
be a request from City Engineer
Ralston asking that the bridge be
built on the day labor plan under
his inspection. He will show fig
ures that the city can save from
$30,000 to $40,000 by building the
bridge in this manner, on the
ground that the city is better
equipped now then ever before for
erecting concrete bridges. Mr. Rals
ton will agree to complete the
bridge in 1910, whereas if it is let
to private contract it is claimed
that because of the delays incident
to advertising, getting the material
on the ground, etc.. that it will take
a firm of private contractors six
months to attain the stage of prog
ress in the bridge that the city has
Work on the Monroe street
bridge has suspended until the fur
ther orders of the city council. The
piers have been brought above the
high water mark and no more of
the old bridge will be removed until
the council determines as to the
manner in which the superstructure
of the new bridge shall be built.
City Clerk Charles Fleming
returned today from a month's
visit to lower California. He en
joyed the trip immensely and
displayed a sunburned nose
received in fishing on Catalina
island. This looked like a joke
on the weather in Spokane,
which has been very mild for
the winter. Mr. Fleming and
another party caught 75
pounds of fish in half a day on
Mr. Fleming says he cannot
tell when Councilmen Lambert,
Dalke and Nelson are coming
ONL V ONE CENT A TON—ONE CENT— WILL SA YE
FEARFUL COST OF HUMAN LIFE IN COAL MINES
Hundreds of Husbands and
Fathers in Primero, Col.,
and Cherry, 111., Would
Have Been Alive Today If
This Airshaft Plan Had
Been Adopted at Those
In nine coal mine disasters in
the Untied States in three years
1 :•:!;! men have lost their lives.
This list includes the 163 vic
tims of the recent dreadful explo
sion in the mine at Primero, Col.
In industrial history in this
country there is no parallel for
this bloody chapter—this brutal
waste of human life.
The Primero disaster demon
strated that there CAN NOT 810
TOO MANY air courses leading
At 7:30 o'clock this morning the United Press direct leased wire repfc-t to the editorial rooms of The Spokane Press opened up. From
that hour in the morning until 4 o'clock in the afternoon the wires wHI bfe kept hot with news from all parts of the world. The daily report
consists of between 12,000 and 15,000 words. It is conceded, even by newspapers which are clients of other telegraph asseclstions, to be
the finest afternoon telegraph report in the world. For instance, the Oes Moines News has dropped the older telegraph service, and is taking
the United Press exclusively. The Boston Monitor, the great Christian icience daily newspaper, has signified Its desire to keep the United
Press, whether the older association withdraws its service or not, because it likes the United Press so much better. Compare the two serv
ices for youraelf, If you have a chance. Compare the kind of news the two aseociatlone handle, and the manner in which they handle it.
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, HONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1910
Sweet looking countenance to meet up with, isn't it? Phil Brock,
the tough lightweight; whose record includes battles with, Freddy
Welch. Packey McFarland, George Menmic and other tough nuts, and
who displayed his class when he foiignY a Vicious eight round draw
with Fightiiig Dick Hyland at Memplfß.*y»<Si& iu> f
Hyland is a hard proposition for Ms" lightweight. He stood toe to
toe with Battling Nelson .for 23 founds before he succumbed from <he
effect of a hard battering over the hegrt, and Brock s showing with
him speaks highly for the youngster's ability.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
BY THE RINGSIDER.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7.—Sid
Hester is making his final effort
today to secure a permit in San
.Mateo county for the Nelson-Wol
gast fight, and with the optimism
that has marked his conduct since
he began negotiations for the
match, the boy promoter still has
hopes of landing the coveted docu
ment, i \
j Hester went to Redwood City
early today to attend the meeting
of the board of supervisors, and
when he boarded the train he
stated that he had an even chance
lof w inning out. If he fails, he will
jgo to Point Richmond, where a 46
--: round permit awaits him.
The meeting at Hester's office
S tonight, when the referee im<l other
questions in dispute are to be set
; tied, promises to be a torrid one,
iln the first place, Tom Jones, Wol-
Igast's manager, is golug to make
jan awful fight for a cut oi the pifr
I ture money. Jones contends- that
j Nelson is going too far in his de
| mands, and inasmuch as Wolgast is
fighting for one-third of what the
j Dane is to receive, in the matter of
I purse, he is entitled to some sort
lot consideration when the picture
J privileges are doled out.
Jack Robinson, Nelson's mana
I into the main headway of a mine; .
! its one extra air course was th«
only means by which even the'
I few men who were saved were!
dragged to the surface alive. Had
there been but the one (main)
air shaft, every one of the burled
miners would now be dead at the
bottom of the main shaft.
The Cherry mine disaster was
another example of the utter fu
tility of depending upon a single
air course, and that the main shaft j
through which the flames and
fumes must of necessity rush tt\
their way outward. At least 350 fcf.
1 the 400 victims of that horror were?
needlessly sacrificed. . There ara|
,',oo destitute or unprotected women
! and children fti Cherry today whose
I condition can be charged directly
!to the sinful economy of mine OMB*
I Government inspectors, often sci-
MAY BE AT RICHMOND
gejr. will strenuously oppose giving
Jones any part of the picture
mony. Robinson points out that
when* the agreement was entered
-into, Jones declared that he would
not qjfck to be declared in on the
'pictures, and that"he was fully cog
nisant of this clause in the final
articles of agreement when he sign
cd. them. Robinson looks upon Nel
son 'a»*share in the pictures as so
njucfcv insurance. If Nelson is
knocfied out, his drawing power
will have passed away, but the pic
tures,' will be enormously valuable.
If Nelson knocks out Wolgast, the
'pictures will be practically value
less^-..hut Nelson's drawing power
s*lll not have been impaired.
CONDUCTOR'S ACT 1
LEADS TO SUIT
$10,000 damage suit of Or
jiflllc M. Johnson against the Wash
ington Water Power company for
tjfce mixup with a motorman near
ffyllyard last May commenced this
morning before Judge Sullivan.
Johnson alleges that without any
Qjfcvocatlon the conductor beat
| klm severely and then ejected him
1 flpnt the car.
esljific men. visit the scenes of
thet> disasters, hoping to find some
by which future accidents
may be dealt with, but nothing
cSni s of it and the frightful carn
age in these human slaughter
houses continues with awful regu
■ The coroners' verdicts usually
ileal only with the cause of the
(iisatter and miss all mention of
(the icause of the victim's death,
every man who has done
Tistm - work finds that but 20 per
ossit of the deaths directly at
tributable to the accident, be It
n explosion or fire, or cave-in; 80
j»er cent of the deaths are due to
Sfttoeation and starvation.
lp one section of the wrecked
ihlrte are found the charred or
mjuigled bodies of the miners; in
another section their fellow work
men have dropped in their tracks
Bfl fl *
BE FOR YOU
WHEN I LET THE LIGHTS GO
OUT"—PITIFUL NOTE BY
HUSBAND DESERTS HER
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN BIG
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Feb. 7.—On the verge
of death from the effects of chloral,
which she swallowed with evident
suicidal Intent, Mrs. Florence
Schenck Wilson, formerly a belle
of Virginia, is under the care of
physicians and nurses here today.
Mrs. Wilson's attempt to take her
own life was made in a well-known
West End hotel. Despair because
her husband, Charles H. Wilson,
manager of Alfred Vanderbilt's rac
ing stable, refused to see her, is
given as the cause of her deed.
Three weeks aj;o she came to
London to look for Wilson, from
whom she had parted in Paris, evi
dently upon good terms. She is
sad to have been in straitened cir
cumstances and to have appealed
to both him and Vanderbilt for aid.
List Thursday she appealed to him
in a letter In which the said:
"I have no one to turn to but you.
AH the world is against me. Fail
ing to hear from you by tomorrow,
I will let the lights go out, and in
the dark my heart will be for you."
Site d ! d not receive a reply from
Wilson, and Friday evening swal
lowed the poison. That she was
not killed almost immediately, the
doctors believe, is due to the fact
that she took too much of the drug.
When Wilson did not come to her
aid, she retained John B. Knever, a
solicitor, to bring suit against him
for support. Wilson's counsel claim
their client's marriage to the beau
tiful Virginian was not legal, in
view of the statement that he was
not fully released from a former
marriage whtn the ceremony v.'ith
>iiss Sehenok WSJ performed.
M. H. GILLIAM
AGAINST STATE QUARRY
(By United Press Leased Wire)
OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 7 —M. H.
Gilliam, superintendent of the state
rock quarry at Deception pass, near
Bellingham, and a brother of Judge
Gilliam of Seatle, has been removed
from office by Highway Commis
sioner Bowlby, on the charge of in
Gilliam, who is a practical mining
engineer of many years' experience,
recently in Bowlby's presence, it is
said, pointed out the alleged worth-
Ipssiiess of Bowlby's plans for in
! Bowlby has, it is said, changed
the plans to conform to Gilliam's
suggestions, but discharged Gilliam
suffocated by the lack of exygen;
In the more remote sections lay the
bodies of the starved.
Every mine has its main head
way, destined to go through the
entire tract. Tills is generally well
.protected, for through it the mine's
I roduct is transported. It is, iv
most mines, also the main air
<mirse; and the wrecking or filling
of this headway, or the fact that
the entombed men are cut off from
exit through the main shafts, Is the
principal cause of the dread dis
E. J. Thomas of O , has
rpent his lifetime In and about the
soft coal mines of the middle west.
He is a practical mining engineer,
and It is his belief, as expressed in
a statement sent to the editor of
this newspaper, that the brutal
Continued on Page Four.
EIGHTH YEAR, No. 81 10 CENTS PER WEEK
COLD KILLS TWO
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7.—Two deaths were reported
here today as the result of the intense cold weather that
prevails. The mercury dropped to 8 degrees below zero
The weather is the coldest Philadelphia experienced this
winter, and suffering is acute in many sections of the city.
RACE RESULTS TODAY
(By United Press Leased Wire)
EMERYVILLE, Cal., Feb. 7.-Re-
First race—E. M. Fry, 9to 5,
won. Time, 1:12 3-5.
Second race—Portola Queen, 6 to
5, won. Time, 1:36 2-5.
Third race—lnclement, 5 to 2,
won. Time, 1.12.
Fourth race—Rosslare, 2 to 1.
won. Time, 1:43 2-5.
JACKSONVILLE, Feb. 7.—Re
First race—Decency, 2 to 5, won.
Time, :36 3-5.
Second race—Hriarens, 25 to 1,
won. Time. 1:05 1-2.
Third race —Abrasian, 7 to 10,
STILL FIGHT PUGILISM
(By United Press Leased Wire.) «
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7.—The Portland Municipal association
will carry its batle against prize fighting into the courts, if necessary,
said John Bain, secretary of the association.
"We shall not rest until illegal contests have been prohibited," de
clared D. A- Patulle, president of the association, today. "We shall
exhause every means within our power, even if that means the courts,"
The. matter has already been before the grand jury, but no action
60KL ARRAIGNED TODAY
(By United Press Leased Wire.) >
ABERDEEN, Wash., Feb. 7.—The formal charge against Wm. Gohl
for the alleged murder of John Hatberg will probably be filed before
the superior court late this afternoon. In the meantime, the search
for the body of Charles Hoffman, who has been missing since Dec. 24
last, continues without abatement. '
The police are looking for Gohl's brother-in-law In the belief that he
will be able to throw some light on the disappearance of Hoffman. *
P. B. Uill, the Seattle agent for the sailors' union, has made an in*
spection of Gobi's accounts and found everything in good shape. _^
LEGAL BATTLE ON
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 7.—The
fight of Aberdeen for reinstatement
to membership In the Northwestern
baseball league came up in Judge
Prater's court this morning on an
application for an injunction to re
strain the league from making up
its 1910 schedule without the
"Black Cats," but argument on the
application was postponed until
late this afternoon.
The schedule meeting is set for
tomorrow, and if the injunction is
Furnished to the Night Edition by Walter J. Nicholls * Co.,
NEW YORK. Feb. 7— Liquida
tion was again the feature of the
stock market, with only a moderate
supply being tendered and the mar
ket apparently receded of its own
weight, as shorts seemed to be cov
ering on the decline.
The closing was at slight rallies
from the low prices, with something
of a mixed character, and liquida
tion still in progress.
COPPER MARKET DECENT.
P.OSTON, Feb. 7.—The local mar
ket acted fairly well today consid
ering the extreme weakness of the
New York market. There were
no signs of forced liquidation and
stocks seemed to be well supported
throughout the day.
BEAR NEWS ON WHEAT.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7— Wheat-
There was an excellent action in
wheat during the session. In many
respects the operations were to be
< xpacted, because of the news both
early and late. There is nothing In
sight but bearish statistics, world's
shipments over 13,000,000, Increase
I afloat over 6,000,000. Liverpool
lend Berlin markets weak and lower.
[With this sort of Information at
won. Time, 1:13 2-5.
Fourth race —T. M. Green, 13 to
10, won. Time, 1:27.
Fifth race —Turncoat, 4 to 1, won.
TAMPA, Fla.. Feb. 7.—Resultsr
First race—Santum, 7 to 10, won.
Time, :36 1-2.
Second race—Sonoma Girl, 6 to
1, won. Time, 1:11 1-5.
Third race—Eminola, een, won.
Fourth race—Elizabethan, even,
won. Time, 1:18 3:5.
Fifth race—Ormuz, 4 to 5, won.
Sixth race —Hooray, 18 to 5, won.
Time, 1:54 3-5. - -"r—
granted, the magnates will be up
in the air. Next Friday morning
is set for the hearing on the alter
native writ of mandate, requiring
the league to reinstate Aberdeen
or show cause for refusal. Even If
the injunction is denied, the
league's business will be slowed up
while the Aberdeen stockholders
are playing their hand out.
The league bases its right to
drop Aberdeen on a clause in its
constitution giving it the right to
drop r.:iy club, "for business rea
hand the trade took the selling sido
of the market.
Corn—Corn prices had a moder
ate decline for the day because nat- (
ural influence of the market to
ward lower prices was interrupted
by the strong wheajt trade.
WILL TRY TO BHOW BY PETI
TION THAT I. W. W.« CAN I
GET A SQUARE DEAL.
Tho application for a change of
venue in the Fillgno-Gurley Fly no,
trial is to be fought strenuously by
the prosecct'ng attorney's office. "
Counter affidavits aud pot It lons
iare being circulated, and every ef
fort will be made to prov i that
there Is no prejudice ewsttn.x
against the 1. W. W. and thai the.,
I two can secure a tnir trial here.