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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
SULLIVAN IS FOUND GUILTY
The Pres has won its fight for decency in Spokane.
Captain of Police and ex-Acting Chief John T. Sullivan
was found guilty by the council this afternoon on charges
preferred by J. H. Elliott and backed up by The Spokane'
Press, of gross malfeasance in office, and was ordered sus
jwSded for six months, and at the same time a grand jury
investigation was demanded, which investigation, if car
ried out, will show up the entire rottenness of the whole
municipal system of the city of Spokane. Sullivan's
guilt was declared by the council only after nearly five
hours of earnest argument in which every possible political
pull was brought to bear by those interested in saying the
administration of Mayor Pratt from the ignomy which
would be attached to it by the stigma of Sulivan's guilt.
It was clearly shown by the evidence aduced before the
council that Sulivan had known of the rotten conditions
which existed both in regard to the women of the under
world and to the acceptance of graft by the police of this
city, and despite the efforts of Sulivan and his attorney
to make it apparent that they refused to recognize the
jurisdiction of the council, that body exerted its power un
der the charter and acted as chief executive on this occa
sion and declared the ex-acting chief .guilty.
In returning its verdict the council said:
"The council therefore finds that the board of police
commissioners be ordered that John T. Sullivan be sus
pended from office at once for a period of not exceeding
six months, and that the record in this matter be submitted
to a court of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of the
caling of a special grand jury for the purpose of investigat
ing the entire conduct of all officers of the city, and if the
fourt finds from the evidence justification for such special
grand jury, that a special attorney be appoitned to prose
cute the case."
lie report of the council was adopted by a vote of eight
for and two against, Councilmen Belshaw and Mohr voting
against the report.
Charge No. 1, the Elliott case, was sustained.
Charge No. 2, relating to the Chinese bond case, was sus
Charge No. 3, relating to the alleged conspiracy against
The Press, was dealt with in this way: The eoimcU found
that there had been a conspiracy, but that it had not been
shown that Sullivan was concerned in it, so this charge was
not sustained against Sullivan.
Charge No. 4, relating to Sullivan excluding Press report
ers from the police records and station: It was found that
lie had done this on the advice of the corporation counsel,
but that all newspaper reporters should have free access
to the police records.
Charge No. 5, relating to houses of prostitution: It was
found that the mayor and police board were equally re
sponsible with Sullivan for not having them conducted
Charge No. 6, relating to favoritism shown to officers:
It was found that the rules had been grossly violated.
Regarding the appointment and term of office of Sullivan
as acting chief, it was found that Mayor Pratt had disre
garded the charter in not appointing an actual chief, and in
allowing Sullivan to continue as acting chief.
Sulliva was censured for refusing to make an answer
before the council to the charges.
The police board was ordered to suspend Officers
Downey and Hogan, pending an investigation that the
board is ordered to make of charges uttered against these
OREGON CUTS OUT
O. A. C. GAMES
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 14.—0n account of the rioting,
which occurred at Corvallis at Saturday's football game,
ending in the serious injury of "Hal" Bean of Portland,
and the insulting of President Campbell, it is very prob
ative that all athletic relationship between the University
oWroffon and 0. A. 0. will be broken off. The demand of
every student of the University of Oregon is that Corval
lis be completely ignored hereafter.
TRAIL OF GLOOD LED
TO MORDERED WOMAN
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14.~Fol
lowing a. Hail of blood splotches on
the puwiuent, Frank Smith, a pass-
rlund the body of a woman,
beaten until It lost human
semimiiee, hidden under a sidewalk
at McAllister and Leavenworth
Tito body was found lntc in the
morning. It had heel) dropped
an excavation extending part way
under the sidewalk and screened
from the at rot by n signboard.
CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 14.—Thomas MoCoy. right end of the
Bethany college football team, charged with the murder of Rudolph
Munk, right half back of the University of West Virginia team, was
located here today.
BISTI IANY, #. Va., Nov. 14.—Coach Town-end. Captain Henley
and Player Rudy of the Bethany fotthnll team were smuinened today
to appear before the coroner at Wheeling tonight to tell what they
know of the events leading up to the death of Rudolph Munk of the
West Virginia university team, who died,four haunt after Saturday's
gaum between hi. '.cam uud that of L'utuauy colloge,
The bind trail led from - a point
near a stable fronting on the street
and ended übruntly on the walk di
rectly above the place ' where, the
body was found.
Detectives were hurriedly sent to
the scene. They arrested John
Knapp, 57. Knapp lived in a small
apartment over the stables. .
The police allege they found an
iron window weight in his room uml
that it was covered With blood
and strands of hair similar to that
on the body wore also found.
MME. VOLI, FRENCH AUTHORESS, SATS MAN IS BIRTa ROUGH DRAFT OF
THE MASTERPIECE, WOMAN**
The rough draft and the mastpieces.
Some of the rough drafts are exceed
Sometimes a rough draft is pretty
smooth, at that.
WATCH FOR SENSATIONAL
FACTS ON CITY PAVING CONTRACTS
'-. v "
Do you know how the paving con
tracts given out in this fair city of
Spokane are ribbed up and how
they are awarded to the favored
Do you know that under proper
conditions a few influential prop
erty owners can force several hun
dred taxpayers not so influential
into paying huge assessments for
Improvements of streets?
Do you know that seven men
forced the Canno Hill paving dis
trict upon the city, anil by their in
fluence compelled nearly one thou
sand property owners to accept au
Improvement which they did not
want, and for which they are being
forced to pay even before the im
provement Is anywhere near com
Do you know that work was
started on the Cannon Hill job after
legal action was started in the
courts to invalidate the contract
and assessment, and is being
pushed right ahead regardless of
the fact that the hearing of the
protest case in the courts has not
yet been called?
Do you know that if the people
Hill and Browne's addition paving
matters are successful in their suit,
the city will be shown to have ban
died all Its paving contracts let In
the past few years illegally?
Do you know that about the rot
tenest conditions exist In this city
in. regard to the letting of paving
contracts that ever existed in any
city- of the west?
Well, If you don't know these
things, read The Press during the
next few days and learn them.
The Presß has been making an In
vestigation of paving conditions In
this city and has found hundreds of
thlnßs which It believes will be of
interest hot onlx to the people of
Cannon Hill and Hrowne's addition
districts bat to every citizen as
These things will be told In The
I'rys.i beginning tomorrow. They
will tell tt story which you cannot
, afford to miss loading.
Rout) The Press ami learn how
the paving business In tsjs city is
handled. And If after reading the
sorios of articles, which begins to
morrow, you "d 6 not say that a
ehuiiße should be mndo in the' man
lier uC hniidUuis audi tbiuu-j there
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1910.
Some details Jhat are missing from the
rough draft. A*A
must certainly be something unus
ual in your constitutional makeup.
Remember. The Press will tell
you all about it, beginning tomor
VERDICT IN SULLIVAN
CASE THIS AFTERNOON
At 1:30 o'clock this afternoon President Lambert called
the city council to order, to finally consider the Sullivan
case and deliver a verdict. Immediately after the meet
ing opened, the council went into executive session, to go
over the entire case. On Mr. Lambert's request a copy of
the charges was furnished the council.
A strong lobby of men who have supported Sullivan
were present today, and before the meeting they were
observed to be speaking in behalf of Sullivan to some
members of the council.
A large number of people pc present in the council
chambers, waiting for the n«ws of the decision.
The councilmen have worked a solid week over the
hearing, and have certainly done their duty. They desired
to finish the case today, because Councilman Schiller
leaves tonight on a trip. Tie! verdict may be expected
any time this afternoon.
After a day filled with fiery ekwfiM and dramatic situations the
trial of John T. Sullivan before th***;* council closed after 11 o'clock
Saturday night, with a masterful sujnmlig up of the testimony by Frank
C. Robertson, attorney for the couiplailiunt.
It was by all odds the most iWafkahie hearing ever held In the
city hall, and probably the most Interesting and Important investigation
of a public atfloial ever held In Sp4k»u# county.
* Attorney F. C. Robertson, the lneiiibfrs of the city coutu il and other
Tslly officials connected with the case, Including Assistant Corporation
Counsel V. T. TUBtiB, manifested the greatest patience and perseverance
in staying with the hearing to the end. Owing to the numerous charges
it was like the trial of a defendant on six or eight charges at the sanv
time, with a different line of wltiu»*-*es for each charge.
AN HISTORIC TRIAL.
The trial of Former CnVf Sullivan who i signed in an effort to fore
stall the hearing, will he remembered fo v years to come. The varied
ramifications of the ease, the tar reaching effects of the disclosures made,
and tlie number of men wttove reputations were placed under a cloud
■ ~l(CohlTwu*d on Page 2.) '
One way to find the cash value of a rough
. Showing that the rough draft and the
masterpiece are often not so far apart, after
row with the story of how seven
men forced the Cannon Hill paving
district onto nearly one thousand
IN LONELY MONESTRY
WANTS TO BURT HIMSELF ALIVE, AW AT FROM
THE VANITIES OF THE WORLD.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 14.—
The spectacle of Count Leo Tolstoi,
self-exiled in his old age, has sent
a thrill of pity throughout the land
of the czar. Every aid is being giv
en the Countess Tolstoi to induce
her husband to forsake his plan of
becoming a recluse and entering
upon a living death. *
The great Russian novelist Is in
seclusion In the convent at Koy
elst, one of the severest monas
teries in the world, refusing to see
any of the messengers sent by his
family, and obtaining consolation
from his daughter. Alexandra, who
Is a nun. The amanuensis of Tol
J. W. McDowell Arrested in
This City To
Accused of having murdered his
wife at their homestead near
Springston, Idaho, a week ago, J.
\V. McDowell, a salesman of the
Minneapolis Threshing Machine
Co., was arrested in Spokane this
morning and is now held at the city
jail pending the arrival of Sheriff
Bailey of Coeur d'Alene to take him
back to Idaho to face the murder
Mrs. McDowell was found dead
in the little homestead cabin of the
McDowells by the 18 year old son
Elmer a week ago, having either —
so it is alleged—been poisoned or
choked to death by her husband.
At the time the death was discov
ered a note was found lying by the
woman's side which said that she
was tired of living in this sold and
sinful world and that while the
earthly parting was said, the meet
ing In the hereafter would be sweet.
Suspicion that the woman had
not committed suicide was aroused
by the fact that no poison bottle
was found in the cabin, and at the
coroner's Inquest the son pointing
an accusing finger at his father and
declared that he was a murderer.
The son, Elmer, told that he and
his father had left the cabin early
the morning that the tragedy was
disovered and that after going a
short distance down the trail the
father made an excuse to return,
rejoining the boy shortly afterward.
When Elmer returned home that
evening he found his mother's dead
body lying upon the floor, with the
note nearby. The theory advanced
by the police is that McDowell
strangled his wife Sunday nlgttt
and returned the next morning to
place the evidence which would
point to suicide.
♦ EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ♦
♦ LAW CABE 13 SET ♦
♦ (United Press Leased Wire) ♦
♦ WASHINGTON. Nov. 14.— ♦
♦ supreme court of the United ♦
♦ States this afternoon set Jan- ♦
♦ vary 16 for four cases involv- ♦
♦ ing the constitutionality of the ♦
♦ employers' liability law. ♦
HERE'S A REAL SYMPATHETIC STRIKE!
Teamsters of Seattle Transfer Company Walk Out, Demanding Three Meals a Day for
the Horses They Drive—Company Stands by Two-Meal Plan.
SEATTLE. Nov. H.- -Rather than
Bee the horses they drive, but whlca
are owned by the Seattle Transfer
Co., go without their noonday feed,
35 teamsters this morning inaugur
ated the first strike of Its kind in
the history of the United States
when they walked out in a body and
announced their determination to
remain away until officials of tho
transfer company rescinded Its or
COMPANY'S BIDE OF IT.
lioth the teamsters and officials
of the company maintain that their
stand Is the one of humanity. Rich
, ard J. Meofcie, general manager ot
NINTH TEAR, No. 29 25 CENTS A MOUTH
stoi Is with him, and, rumor says,
the count plans, in the winter of
his life, to journey to Canada to
join the colony of the Doukhobors.
Reports that Count Tolstoi has
become reconciled to the Greek
church, which ex-communicated him
his most famed work, "The
Resurrection," was published, have
not been verified.
The Countess Tolstoi and her
daughter seek to have the count
return to the home which his de
parture Jias made so desolate.
COUNTESS LOVEB PUBLICITY.
"The countess Is not exactly as
represented in the press," said a
(Continued on Page Six.)
♦ MADE WIDOW TWICE ♦
♦ BY POWDER EXPLOSIONS ♦
!♦ (United Press Leased Wire.) ♦
♦ SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 14. ♦
♦ —Mrs. Ella Stanley Is again ♦
♦ a widow, a powder explosion ♦
♦ having killed her second hus- ♦
♦ band in the same manner that ♦
♦ death overtook her first mate. ♦
♦ Samuel Stanley the second ♦
♦ husband, was killed Saturday ♦
♦ in a premature blast in the #
♦ Riverton stone quarry, where ♦
♦ he was employed as foreman. ♦
AND "POLITICAL POSTS"
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 14.—The
defenseless of the Pacific coast, al
leged in the resolution of Represen
tative McLachlan of California that
called for a report on army condi
tions, Is revealed In a report soon
to be filed by General Leonard
Wood, chief of staff, according to
reliable information. The report is
said to be the most comprehensive
The report will assert that the
army Is divided into small military
units in order that a number of
"political posts" might be garrison
ed. It will deny that the officers
and men lack proper training, and
will recommend an entire reorgani
zation of the army.
Among the recommendations con
tained in the reorganization urged
will be the abandonment of unnec
essary military posts; the addition
of 25 regiments to the Infantry line
and seven eights to the field ar
tillery line and the centralization
of troops in large garrisons on the
two ocean frontiers.
General Wood will demand the
Immediate and adequate garrison
ing of Hawaii, the Panama canal
zone and the Pacific coast. The
report will assert that the labor
necessary to keep the present nu
merous posts in repair has demand
ed all the time and work the sol
diers could give, and that as a con
sequence the troops are deficient in
TOO MUCH ARDOR IN HIS KISS
♦ MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 14 — Because her husband in kiss- ♦
♦ ing her used too much ardor, and because she objects to oscula- •
♦ tion as a general proposition. Mi's. Amelia Schmidt is suing her ♦
♦ husband for divorce on the ground of cruel and Inhuman treat- ♦
♦ ment. The alleged osculation which Is the basis of the suit is said ♦
♦ to have taken place on August C last at the home of the woman's ♦
♦ mother, which she refused to leave at the suggestion of her ♦
♦ husband. ♦
the transfer company, had this to
"In the east the experience has
been that horses work better and
enjoy better health when fed but
twice a day. This is merely an ex
periment out here. For tho next 30
days we will try out odr new plan.
If it does not succeed, of course we
will fall hack on the old plan."
The teamsters, actuated solely by
humane motives, entered strenuous
objections this morning when it was
announced that he noonday meal
would be eliminated.
The teamsters Raid it was inhu
mane and unjust, and refused to go
to work unless the order Was in
Big Crowd and Brilliant
Display Open the
"Toot-toot, toot-toot, to-wo-c-o-t!"
went every steam whistle in Spo
kane, beginning promtply at 10
o'clock this morning, and with the
first toot, King Apple U and Queen
Idell I began their week's reign,
and the Third National Apple show
was officially declared open.
With the first blast of the whis
tles —and If there was a whistle In
town that didn't blow it was either
a police whistle or was broken —the
sates of the big apple show at the
i armory swung open and the crowd
which had already gathered rushed
into the enormous hall and the big
tents where the millions of apples
were on display. By the end of five
; minutes, when the whistles ceased
; their shrill screaming, the place
was crowded and exclamations of
wonder were heard on all sides.
Apple shows have been held be
fore and again, but never before
has there been such a showing of
the king of fruits as is to be seen at
the armory this week. They are
there by the box, by the barrel, by
the carload and even the humble
plate of "extra selects" from the
family orchard Is on display. Big.
red brother Jonthans, fine striped
Royal Beauties, wonderful New
town Pippins, splendid Rhode
Island Greeajngs and all the mnltl-
(Continue* onfaagw 2.)
(By United Preu Leaved Wire)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—Tha
state department confirmed this aft
ernoon a report that Commandants
Valladares of Honduras surrender
ed the port which he has for weeks
held in subjection. It is also an
nounced that Valladares appealed
to Commander Anderson of the
United States gunboat Yorktown
for protection and that the York
town sailors are guarding Valla
dares' home to protect the late
rebel from a mob's vengeance.
Sailors from the German gunboat
Bremen have all the arms and am
munition on the island under guard,
and It is not likely that further
disturbances will occur.
(By United Pres» Leased Wire)
COLON. Nor. 14.—Presiden
Taft, Secretary Norton, Charlea P
Taft of Cincinnati and the other
members of the presidential part*
arrived here today lor a brief tour
'of inspection of the Panama canal
] The president, during the voyage to
! the isthmus, worked on his forth
| coming message to the Unite*
! States congress and has two trunks
i ful of notes, with which to frame
I the document.
j stautly rescinded. Their demands
were refused and 35 men, compris
ing the entire freight delivery crew,
j walked out.
"It is a foolish move," said on* of
the teamsters today, "Put yourself
in the horse's place .tar. a uiomest
.aid see. Suppose you breakfasted
at 5 or 6 o'clock and along about 10
1 o'clock merely took a drink of wateg
'by way of food. To make the horse's
condition wors=o out here, you want
to remember that Seattle is filled
with hills, thus ruakiug the pull
Uurder. We refused to work hungry
horses. That's our stand and we>
pioi.se to appeal to the Humane so*
ciety uf King county to back us up,*