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BIG BRIDGE MA V KILL WORKMEN
BIG FIRE IN PORTLAND: SEVEN DEAD, $500,000 LOSS
FOR SPOKANE AND
don't forget to give carrier
your new address or tele
phone The Spokane Preis,
ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
BIG MURDER MYSTERY STIRS ALL LONDON
PRESS EXPOSE ©F SLAVE TRAFFIC BRIMGS RESULTS
Sixteen-Year-Old Girl Testi
fies Against Him—Po
lice Forced to Take
At ast the polce department has
awakened to the fact that what
The Press has been saying about
white slavery being carried on
among the Italian fruit stands of
the city is true.
The arrest of Frank Augustine,
proprietor of the fruit stand at 217
Front avenue, charged with contrib
uting to the delinquency of Lillian
Spence, 16, has brought ou a state
of affairs which this paper six
weeks ago told the police depart
ment existed in the city. The
Spence girl says that Augustine had
a room fitted up in the rear of the
store and that he rang up her earn
ings on the cash register.
So bold have the promoters of
the infamous traffic become that
they have used the columns of an
afternoon paper to advertise for
girls. And the fruit stands that had
these ads Inserted have not yet
been reached by Sullivan's sleuths.
Sullivan says that he has been
niter these fellows for months. It
seems strange, if this be the case,
that he has not secured results
sooner, if Sullivan has been so ag
gressively in pursuit of the agents
of this nefarious traffic, how does It
come I hat one of his policemen
procured a girl Tor an Italian shop
keeper on East Sprague avenue,
when the material from the white
slave depots was running short.
"Isn't she a good looker." re
marked Ibis sliop keeper to one of
his friends. "Policeman got
her for me."
There are two fruit stands that
have advertised for girls as clerks,
In which the parties responding to
tin- ads were told that If they
could not consent to entry on an
Immoral life their services were
not needed. The poice have tatken
no action ns yet against either of
these places, and probably never
will unless some one walks into
the police stations and forces them
WINNIPEG.—The duke of Suth
erland, largest landowner in Great
Britain, has concluded plans to
bring hundreds of Highlanders to
AlL—rta province, settling them on
PUBLICITY PRODUCED RESULTS
Again has the fact been demonstrated that publicity of unsavory conditions by a fearless newspaper
will result in the betterment of those conditions.
Six or eight weeks ago The Press published the fact that a number of Italian fruit stands—this is
not branding them ail, by any means, but a number of them—were conducted as white slave depots and im
moral resorts. When the first story was printed, the police paid no attention to it. Of course they knew
the truth of the report, but, still used to a policy of concealment, aided by the silence of other news
papers, they didn't "wake up." The/ found, however, that The Press was just as much in earnest in this
matter as in all other things, and when story after story had been printed about the white slave traffic,
they finally apparently felt compelled to act, and yesterday a Front avenue fruit dealer was arrested, on
complaint of a 16 year old girl employed by him. The other places will be very particular to stay within
the law, for a time, at least.
There are scores of poor girls In Spokane, without the loving care of mother or other relatives, and
even without true friends, who will sink quickly and silently to the abyss unless sufficient public protec
tion Is afforded them.
The quality of police protection supplied for such emergencies before The Press took up the fight was
disgraceful. It is still far from adequate, and the only way in which the people of Spokane can be reason
sure that unprotected girls are shielded as much as possible is to remove Acting Chief Sullivan,
who is not even legally acting chief, and to find a man of somewhere near the abiltiy of Chief Fred
Kohler of Cleveland. Spokane needs a Kohler at the head of her police department just as much as Cleve
The Press is going to fight continuously, day by day, until such a result is accomplished and the
police force of this city is made at least 50 per cent better than It Is a t present.
DO YOU KNOW MARGARITA. FRECKLES AND HER FLOWERS?]
LITTLE Margarita Theonl is a
flower girl with 11 great, big,
brown, funny freckles on her
nose, and a few sprinkled around
her cheeks that are not quite so
big. This befreekled youngster Is
9 years old and she makes $5 al
most every day to the week, during
the summer—so you see she's one
"THEN IT HAPPENED"
(Our Daily Discontinued Story.)
The boys bad been unusually
good all day. The school master
was accordingly greatly depressed.
He wondered what was coming off.
Whie he was wondering a sharp
10-ounce tack was reposing on his
chair, point up.
"We will now take our seats,
children," he announced.
Then he sat down. Ping!
Can't find Ballinger's name
among recent lists of callers at
ANACONDA. Mont.—Daniel Hor
rlgan, prominent resident of this
city, whose body was supposed to
have been found in Anteope (Inch
some time ago. has been located,
■live and well, in Canndn.
Senator Aldrich entered a barber
shop in Washington and placed
himself under the care of a oolored
barber. When the senator was
leaving, another customer inquired
"'Deed, sah," replied the barber,
"dats Senato' Aldrich, who is de
general manager of the United
States. I had seen him several
times befo', but I never met him
Six marriage Icenses were issued
Births of five boys and two girls
were recorded yesterday.
today was the highest recorded in
ten years. Nlnty eight degrees In
the shade was recorded.
o ft he very youngest and yet one of,
the most prosperous little mer
chants in Spokane.
How many people know Mar
garita'' Thousands of persons pass]
by her as she stands beside a large
basket of sweet peas near the
corner ol Howard und Riverside, In
frout of the Whllu llou»e dry gouds
The Preee receives the full leased
wire report of the United Press.
Property Valued at $500,000
(By United Press Leased Wire)
PORTLAND, Ore., July 14.—Two
men are dead, six are missing, 150
persons are homeless and property
worth half a million dollars has
been destroyed as a result of a fire
early today, which broke out in the
old Exposition building, on Wash
ington street, destroyed that struc-"
ture, the Multnomah club, four up
town hotels, a number of shops and
stores and residences. One hundred
and forty-five horses were kept in a
stable in the basement of the Expo
sition building. All perished.
It is virtually certain that the
six missing men are dead.
Soon after Price escaped from
the flaming exposition building, by
running through a solid 'Wall of fire
which burned the skin entirely off
his body, be said tbat there was
no chance "for the boys In there."
"1 was awakened by the glare
and fought my way to the back of
the building." said Price. "There
the fire shut me off, so I ran
through. It was my only chance."
F. R. Rice, Oregop City, foreman
of the United Carriage Co. stables.
Bout (Supposed), who died of
Jack Morgan, employe Fashion
Two hostlers, employes of United
Carriage Co. stables.
Three trumps, allowed to sleep in
the building by Price.
The fire was discovered at 1
o'clock this morning in the base-
Continued on Page Seven.
TODAY IN HISTORY'
" " July 14. 1793-
Mile. Marie Anne
'■V Arina na. for
.vhom the Char
'otte Corday hats
.vere named, went
to the apartments
D Purls of Jean
Paul Marat, a
young politician. Some might
think this bold, but Charlotte was
a suffraget and unafraid. Resides
she had with her a sharp knife,
which she jostled Marat with until
he bled to death.
store, and It In safe to say that very
few puss who do not give her at
| least a look--and generally a smile.
1 With a big clothes basket filled
I with Iron 40 to til) bucheß of varl
, colored sweel peas, and a worn
Mack handbag to sold the proceeds
of the day's sale*, the tot stands
I Bravely for eight or nine hours
THE. PE.OPLE.S PAPER
• SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1910.
LORD SUFFOLK CALLED HER
JOE LEITER AND HIS SISTER j
CHICAGO, July 14 —Lord and I
Lady Suffolk, the latter of whom
was the beautiful Daisy Leiter, the '
daughter of Levi Leiter, the Chicago <
millionaire, are visiting here.
Lady Suffolk is one of the few
American girls who achieve social .
position corresponding to the title
they marry. Despite the fact that
she is a home loving woman, she is !
well liked by the nobility, as well aifj '
the working people, to whom SB ■
gives much of her time. She has 1
encouraged the lace Industry among 1
the people about Charlton Towers, i
her husband's estate in Wiltshire,
and opened an employment hnreanl
WHAT POINDEXTER ADVOCATES
The policies for the common good,
developed under Theodore
velt and hearing his name.
The reorganization of the federal
house and senate so that both shall
be responsive to public opinion and
no longer dominated by privileged
Strong and effective control pf
railroads and the just regulation -of
A protective tariff, measured by
the difference in the cost of prodne
tion here und abroad.
Federal conservation of our ua'
An Issue of bonds for sue!
amount as will enable the roclama I
tion service to complete without de I
lay the government irrigation proj fl
eets now In process of construction 1
A liberal and practical policy of
Internal waterway improvement,
and. If necessary, the issue of bonds
for that work. jj
A limitation of the power of In-.
Junction so as not to imperil the
llbert) of any man without notice s,nd hearing.
Legislation which will end child Ihwery in the factories, mines
and sweatshops of the land.
The proposed amendment of the t'uustitution giving congress the
power to tax incomes.
If you favor these things, vote Poindexter at the primary
i every day—lf her wares are nut dMt-
[ posed of before that time — smiling
bravely and cheerfully Into the
faces of the busy throng hurrying
past, money-mad or pleasure-bent,
tl the cane may be.
"Mow much are the sweet peas?"
1 1 asked the baby-merchant this.
[morning, after watching her deal-!
DAISY, .NOW LAtTl' SUFFOLK.
In the town of Malmesbury. Lord
Suffolk is an all around sportsman,
and is fond of acting. He organized
a troupe, "The Karl of Suffolk's
"Traveling company." which gave
performances for charity.
'Xady Suffolk spent much of her
SHy youth In the society of Wash-
Eton, where her father had a mag
uTOcent bouse. She met her hus
band, who was on the staff of Lord
Gwzon, at the Indian vice regal
ctfurt. as the guest of her sister, the
late Lady Curzon, Lord Suffolk fol
lowed his "American-Indian god
dess" to Washington, where the
wedding took place.
.-She has three sons.
Inn with three or four persons, all
of WUOH seemed to take as much
Interest in (he vendor as lv the
"Ten cents a bunch, sir. aud pick
My color you want most," was the
Viul. i pink, white. Uh and red
(lowers wore lying iv the basket..
Special illustrated news service of
The Press Is the best in the city
an's Romantic Career—
Was Baroness in Her
(By United Press.)
LONDON, July 14.—Not
since the infamous White
Chapel murders has London
been so aroused over a crime
as it is today, following the
discovery of a body 'believed
to be that of Mrs. Hawley
Crippen, formerly a noted
singer, and the disappear
ance of her husband, au
American dentist, who is
charged with her murder.
Police investigation*is be
lieved to have uncovered
two bodies in the dark cel
lars of an old house in Isling
ton, occupied by Crippen.
Scores of detectives have
been detailed on the case,
and the police of European
and American cities have
been asked to arrest the
Beneath a cement floor in the cel
(Continued orTPage Six.)
GIRL FELL ON PICKET
FENCE AND WAS KILLED
(United Press Leased Wire)
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 14.—
Ruth Pennington, seven years •
old, is dead today, following >
her fall from a cherry tree i
Monday afternoon. The girl •
dropped 15 feet, striking on a
picket fence and was almost
MRS. HARTJE GETS
(By United Press Leased Wire)
PITTSBURG, July 14 —An abso
lute divorce probably will be grant
ed Mrs. Augustus llarje, wife of
the Pittsburg multi-millionaire), up
on petition filed yesterday after
noon by Mrs. Ilartje. The plaintiff
asks Judge Franzer to give her an
( absolute and impartial divorce
j Martje's attorneys did not inter
pose any objection.
HOW LOYAL SON, TOILING SILENTLY
20 YEARS, PAID $100,000 IN DEBTS
THAT HIS FATHER CONTRACTED
(By United Press Leased Wire) !
NEW YORK, July 14.—Handicapped for more than 20 years with a burden of debts Isft by his
father, Fred Trench, of the contracting firm of Terry e\ Trench, today received cancellation from
creditors of the last penny due them. After paying nearly $100,000 with Interest to clear his fath
er's name. Trench's only comment is: "I sincerely trust that an honest desire to pay a man's debts
is not so uncommon an occurence ss to be worthy ot a newspaper story."
The firm of Trench & Son failed in 1883. Trench's father attempted to rehabilitate his finances,
but his health broke and he died deeply in debt. Young Trench, just out of college, did not shirk
his duty. For 20 years he worked hard and spent nothing. He became junior partner In the firm
of Terry & Trench, now one of the leading iron contracting firms of America.
The firm has to its credit such feats as the construction of Manhattan bridge and the building of
the Pennsylvania terminals in New York, costing $101,000,000.
The last account to be wiped out from the books of the older firm was $145.46 due Captain Wil
liam Ross of Port Robinson, Ont. Captain Ross has forwarded his receipt for $298 38, which
shows settlement in full of his claim with interest.
, and the child prattled naive adxlce
as to the choice buuehes as I se
' looted a bunch of pink peas.
"Where do these flowers come
from?" was the uext question.
"They all come from By garden,"
she replied, as if eager to say more.
"You own your garden?"
"Yes, my very owuest- although
EIGHTH YEAR, No. 237 25 CENTS A MONTH
Declare It Would Mean Sui
cide to Carry Out Orders
on Monroe Street
From the four foremen on the
Monroe street bridge The Press
learned today that the 36 bridgemen
left the job yesterday rather than
endanger their lives In cutting the
central span of the old steel bridge
in the maner ordered by Engineer
Green, in charge of the bridge con
Green ordered that he bridge be
cut In the middle of the center
span, 180 feet above the surging
waters of the river. The men
started to protect the bridge by
cables, whereupon Green reap
peared and said that these steps
were unnecessary and that the
bridge should be cut by 10 o'clock
Continued on Page Two.
JAILED BECAUSE HE
REFUSED TO FIGHT FIRE
(United Press Leased Wire)
SEATTLE, July 14.—Charles
Simon, a logger of North Bend,
ia serving a 10 days' sentence
in the King county jsil because
he refused to help a state fire
warden extinguish a forest
fire. Simon was in a saloon
and refused to obey the ward- •
en's call. Thle is the first time •
the law has been enforced in •
many years. North Bend is 30 1
miles east of Seattle. 1
600 PERISH ON
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
ODESSA, July 14.—That 600 persons perished in a collision between
the ships Lovki and Wampoa at the mouth of the Dnieper river is the
official statement issued today by the owners of the vessels. The dis
aster occured Saturday night. The shock of the collision was so great
that the Lovki'c boiler exploded and the ship sank almost instantly.
The vessels were loaded with passengers and a panic followed on
board the Wampoa. Efforts were made to rescue the passengers and
i crew of the Lovki but they were unavailing and most of those who
| went down with the ship were lost. It is believed that many persons
in the engine room were killed by the explosion.
i.l guess mania anil jmpu bave part
'of It, too. Hut I look after the gar
den ami I pick the sweet peas aad
bring them down town every morn- i
I "Aud where may this garden of j
peas be, if 1 may ask ?" I'
As eagerly as if she scented an 1 1
; order for a whole cartload at ouce, ['
the: iml-and empire
Weather—Pair -tonight and
Friday. Max. temp., 90;
I, C. P. IS
Sullivan Has 15 "Bike"
Arrest Policemen Rid
Since July 8 the police have made
36 arrest, mostly working men, for
riding bicycles on the sidewalks. In
most cases the offense was of a
trivial character, wherein the rider
had gone on the walk for half a
block, to avoid a slippery stretch of
street or because of the lack of a
cinder path. The violators of the
bike law have been fined and costed
from $6 to $7 in each case.
Yesterday F. F. Kelly and E. F.
Scott, special officers deputized for
that purpose, arrested 15 working
men for riding on the sidewalk at
the Schade brewery, on their way to
work In the morning. Most of the
men paid fines on pleas of guilty,
realizing that they had violated a
These men. however, have been
unjustly dealt with. The bicycle
riders of the city have this yesur
paid $2500 into the city treasury for
license fees. Yet the bicycle com
mission lacks sufficient interest to
complete a cinder path around the
Schade brewery to replace the path
torn out there a year ago when a
cement walk was Installed on the
(Continued on page six.)
BOSTON.—The republican state
convention will be held on Thurs
day, October 6, In Tremont temple.
Huston, according to the decision ot
the state committee at a meeting
winsome Margaret aaid that "VM
! take the Liberty \%r* car, and get
off at Fourteenth at reel and you
are right there, la front of our
Stopping to make a aale to a
busy, bushy-whiskered man who ap
peared t"t be wholly engrossed in