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PRATT RING CAN NOT STOP GRAND JURY
MADERO LEADING HIS ARMY TOWARD MEXICO
CITY—HOT FIGHTING ALL THE TIME.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 23.—A
fierce battle between a lorce of
1,000 revolutionists under the com
mand of Francisco Madera, the
revolutionary leader, and nn equal
number of loyal Mexican troops,
was fought early today at Castro
Clengas, according to reports re
ceived here at 9 o'clock this morn
ing, lue result of the engagement
could not be learned up to that
iiour. At 3 o'clock, two hours after
she battle began, the rebels were re
ported steadily gaining anil about
ready to storm the town.
According to the meager details
received, the insurgent force quiet
ly occupied a hill top outside the
town under cover of night, and at
midnight moved to the attack. At
1 o'clock a sentry challenged the
vanguard, and the fight began.
It is Impossible to estimate the
casualties, hut from most reliable
accounts it Is believed the losses
on both sides were heavy.
ANOTHER BATTLE EXPF'.TED.
El Paso Is eagerly awaiting news
of another conflict expected at
Cniltuahua. A force of 9,000 rebels
occupied an American smelter com
pany, plant Just outside the town at
dusk last night, preparatory to at-
A STORY OF THE TOWN
A man sat at a lunch counter on First avenue Tuesday about
noon. "Bring me some black coffe\" ordered the man of the waiter.
A few seconds later the waiter queried! ''Old you say you wanted
some coffee without mill;?"
"I said I wanted some BLACK coffee),'* replied the man in a
gruff tone of voice.
Nothing "happened" except the man received his coffee without
milk in it.
Which was to blame Hie must, the waiter because he didn't get
the black coffee Idea quick enough, or the man because he replied
flin a gruff manner?
THE MAN AT THE LEVER OF THE MEXICAN REVOLT
6ENOR FRANCISCO MADERO IS
AN EXILE IN TEXAS BECAUSE
HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT
HE'S WORTH $40,000,000 AND
IS SMART AS A WHIP—PEONS
WORSHIP HIM AND HE MAY
LEAD THEM ON INVASION.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 23.—
The wires are singing about B revo
lution in Mexico against President
Cunt your eyes San Antonloward
and here you will see the greatest
Mexican alive —a mau around
whom all revolution talk anil plans
Center; in fact, the man who will
In' president II Diitz and his regime
He Is Benor FVaOCtaCO I. Madero,
late candidate of the liberal party
•1 HE MEXICAN HOMH.
!n Mexico for president, and an
agile solely because ho insisted on
running against Diaz.
Madero is spending his exile in
Kan Antonio. One of theae days
the obliging American government
may arrest hltn for fomenting} in
Hiirri i'tlon agulnst Mexico on Amer
This great Mexican, by tue way,
For Spokane and Vicinity—
Rain tonight or Thursday. Max.
temp., 44; Minimum, 36.
tacking the town at daybreak. Gen
eral Terrasaa, commanding the
Mexican garrison at Chihuahua, is
sued a draft order, and every citi
zen of military age was ordered to
report for duty. No word has
reached here since midnight, and
it is believed that the fighting is
now in progress*.
CROSSIN THE BORDER.
I.AKEDO, Texas, Nov. 23.—Dis
patches from Teraasachlo, Mexico,
state that revolutionists are cross
ing the border from Nacof Ariz.,
nnd Invading Sonora with mule
trains bearing munitions of war.
It is also reported that small gar-
TAFT AT RICHMOND
(By United Press Leased Wire)
RICHMOND, Va.. Nov. 23.—
President Taft spent a busy day
today, the first since his return
from Panama. In the morning he
took breakfast at the executive
mansion as the guest of Governor
Mann, after which he reviewed the
cadets, of the Virginia Polytechnic
school. He announced that he
would start for Washington at 8:30
in a millionaire forty times over. 1
|He Has rich gold mines and fine
ranches all over northern Mexico.
Me speaks pure Spanish, first class
English and a half dozen other
lie is a Ca.stlllan modernized In
mind, but with the old courtly
manners. Senov Madero takes off
his hat In your office; he bows
nearly to the ground when he
meets a lady.
The peons worship him —and
they would baVe come mighty near
to electing him if Diaz and Corral
and Creel had not locked him up in
an adobe jail a few weeks before
! the election and kept him there
until after the election.
Benor Madero-believes that the!
peons and Indians could and would
rise if they were given a chance to
do so. He knows that BOMB peons
in the northern part of Mexico,
JOarei, for instance, nave done well
lor themselves --because they are
fur from the real seat of govern-!
rhent, and consequently at liberty |
to try. He knows that tile Yaquis i
are good workers.
News will be difficult to get from ;
Mexico about her latest attempt to i
Overthrow her perpetual president.
The government (which Is Diaz and
Creel nnd Corral) owns tho tele
graphs; and woe unto tho tele
graph operator or newspaper man
who sends out stuff which Is for
bidden by the higher code —a code
written by Dial,
i But Madero has the nerve to be j
! a revolutionist, and the money, too.
By the way, did you know that
tin- bomb is the Mexican patriot's
favorite weapon In whut he calls
The bomb from which the go-
I companylng picture was made was'
' discovered in a heap of rubbish in
Cludad Juarez, along with perhaps
one thousand others, shortly alter
the last revolution, which was con-
I fined to tho states of Chihuahua
' and Coahulla.
(Continued on page two.)
The Spokane Press
THANKS THAT ARE TRUE
It is pleasant to sit with family and friends at a hig
dinner, for more of divine blessings. God gives, therefore
it is gratitude in ns to eat.
It is pleasant to sit in cushioned pew, in softened light
of art windows, and listen to fine music and to well
rounded plea for more of divine blessings. God gives,
therefore it is gratitude in US to ask.
These are proper forms—but that is all they are.
They may turn the mind God ward; but true thanksgiv
ing it the lifting heavenward of heart and hands filled
with love and human helpfulness. .
Can our thanks for plenty and content sound sincere to
the all-hearing, all-seeing Father, while the alleys back of
our comfortable dwellings are mournful and wretched
with hunger and despairf
Of what avail, in the Mind on high, are worded thanks
for means and health and strength not used to help bear
some brother's burden?
We have remembered God? We have prayed faith
fully, thanking Him for blessings and asking for more?
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(United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—
Tlie population of the state of
New York is 9,113,279, as an-,
nounced by the census bureau
today. The population of Ohio
WINS HER DIVORCE
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 23.
—By winning a divorce from
her husband, Charles Norman
Giover, Mrs. Cora Glover has
$20,000 to help her enjoy her
new freedom. Glover is the
owner of the Plaza hotel here.
When the decree was signed
by the court yesterday, which
gives the wife absolute divorce
and the custody of the two
children, Glover gave Mrs.
Glover $20,000 in lieu of ali
SEN OK FRANCISCO MADERO.
A tin can—any old tin can—is
Out open ut the top with a Jack- j
kuife (can openers have not,
reached the peons) and a roll ol tin
as long and as large as your finger I
is inserted to protect the fuse. The
cuds of a handle of wire Is run ,
through one side and • Urn lied j
Thru the bomb is filled with dyna
And when ail other meant tall, f
the peon patriot hurls this crude j
bomb into (lie ranks of tht> rurales, I
into the open door of a bank, or at j
any other thing which, in bis mind, j
represents the government,
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1910.
Marches to Scaffold Without
(By United Press.)
LONDON, Nov. 23.—
Among- a score of unmarked
flagstone-covered graves in
the yard at PentonviJle
prison today lies the l>ody of
Dr. Hawlev 11. Crippen,
while Miss Ethel Claire
Leneve, for whom Crippen
committed a crime for which
he paid With his life, is being
borne toward America on
the liner Majestic.
Dr, H. H. Crippen. hanged today
at Pentonville for the murder of
his wife. Utile Elmore Crippen, is
accounted one of the most remark
able criminals that ever sprung a
trap in any gallows in Merrie Eng
Whether Crlppen confessed the
crime to his spiritual adviser,
Father Carey, after embracing
Catholicism shortly before his brief]
journey to the gallows, whether he
confided the details of a horrible
murder to Solicitor Newton, " his
counsel, or whether he sold g
ppurtoua or a buna fide confession '
to the London Evening Times to
provide Miss Leneve with a com
petence, probably will be
known The Times reiterates today
that the American physician con
fessed a cunningly planned crime;
Father Carey, .Miss Leneve and Ar
thur Newton. Crippen's counsel, de
nied knowledge of any confession.
A Wakeful Night.
The doomed man's last night on
earth was a wakeful one. He called
liequently to the dath watch to
ask the time. Father Carey of the
Church of the Sacred Heart arrived
at dawn and administered the last
rltea of the church Crlppen en-
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SAVE MONEY ON
Nearly everything that you
will need for your Thanksgiving
preparations you will find listed
in the advertising columns at
very distinct price concessions.
When you take advantage of
these opportunities you are just
exactly that much money ahead.
It is a notable fact that Spokane
stores carry the most reliable
merchandise, so when they offer
price reductions it is just the
same as making a
saving Be i render of tee ada
e\ si v day. Start now.
ANOTHER KINK ON THE TOBOG;
HE HAS A PARIS GIRL, TOO
MI-LE. LUCIE LANTELME.
Parte 'is the great stamping i
ground- for European kings, ex
ki.igs and would-be kings. There
they bask in the sunshine of the
smiles' of kind stage fairies. Man
uel's fail from a throne on account
DID YOU KNOW SPOKANE
WAS A "DEATH TRAP
Didn't know that Spokane had a
death trap, eh?
Well, just wander down Howard
street to the Great Northern Rail
way tracks some fine day and take
a look at the mill race which sup
plies the power for the Echo mill.
If you don't see the worst death
trap that ever gathered in Its vic
time in the city of Spokane, you
had better have a guardian appoint
ed, for you are blind and might
fall into the trap yourself.
Just where the Great Northern
trucks leave Howard "street west
bound. Is the place where the dead
ly death hole Is located, and into
Its watery depths many victims
have fallen during the last few j
jjsars. Some few have been res-1
cued In time, but the majority of
thVm have passed into the great be
yond via the water route.
:At this point the Great Northern
(picks are run across the mill race
On trestles, and between !hes<
trestles there is nn open ■pace
wide enough for a man to fall
The street is but poorly lighted
here, and anyone passing along in
the dusk of evening or the dark
ness, of night, by wandering hut a
fey jfeet out of the '.)e>iten path,
sttinil'h into one of these death
holej and add one more unfortu
nate victim to the already long list.
It was at this point that last
night's victim. Adolph Berger, sup
posed |o he a carpenter, fell into
the treacherous waters, shortly af
ter f> e'clock, and perished before
aid ootid reach him.
Last night he was passing along
Howard street and in crossing the
GIRL PL A YS STA TUE
IN THE BULL RING
MADKID, Spain. Nov. _';t. —For the first time a woman, young Kosa-
Ro Seville, lias been permitted to appear In the bull ring as "Don Tau
The person representing Don Tancredo is dressed entirely in white, i
to appear as much like a statue as possible, and takes his or (in this
cartel her place In the center of the arena before the bull is let in. Nat- |
urally. it is Important for the person playing the part of a statue to re-,
niifectly still. It neaily always happens that the bull approaches
the object, sniffs at it, and, finding it motionless, leaves it without fur-j
tfcjl ; \ obligation, and "Don Tancredo" Is safe.
I The performance is a very risky one, for the least movement of the
'sja'ne ' would be Itailtltlattb noted by the bull with disastrous results
t<J( i • fivpt r—vriitnr
1 I nder the late conservative govt-: umeut this spectacle was forbid
it under thi liberal rvgimv It is once again petiuiuud,
of his infatuation with the win
some Gabby, may likely be dupli
cated in the not very distant fu
ture in Greece.
For some time there have been
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Great Northern tracks he passed a
bit off the path. He stumbled into
! the hole between the trestles and
t was plunged into the swift running
water of the Echo mill race. When
MOW WOMEN OF COLORADO VOTE
> All Spokane today Is Interested in the question: "Will the <
' women voters of the state of Washington make good ?" Well, <
► for one. The Spokane Press thinks they will. It is going to <
• hack this "think" by an article especially prepared at the request <
•of this paper, by the editor of The Denver Express, a Scripps i
• newspaper which has been doing things for the people of the city 4
•"a mile high." This article will be printed in The Press next Fri- 4
' day. and will tell just what the women voters of Colorado have 4
• done. Watch for It, and don't miss reading the story. 4
i KNOW i
That soda water and roller skat
ing were intimately concerned in
the bringing up of the young peo
ple of this city as early M the
That Cheney real estate was once
the most popular western invest
ment in the east, even the great
capitalists of Boston and New York
being behind the boom?
That the first white child born in
Spokane wft s drowned in a little
run near Medical l*ake, while still
That Hangman creek was once a
trout stream of no mean worth,
and that catches of brook trout
ONE MONTH FOB 25 CENTS
NINTH YEAR, No. 37 25 CENTS A MONTH
FEARS JUDGE'S PROBE
COUNCIL WILL HAVE EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO
COURTS FOR ACTION—PRATT'S
Attorney F. C. Robertson, who
prosecuted the Sullivan investiga
tion before the city council, will
demand that the judges of the su
perior court call a grand jury to
investigate the police department
and the city hall.
President E. V. Lambert of the
city council was last night delegat
ed by that body to submit the evi
dence taken before the council and
the finding of that body to the
judges at the time that Mr. Rob
ertson makes his plea for the call
ing of a grand jury.
The discussion as to the calling
of a grand jury was held by the
city council last night, immediately
after the consideration of. the de
fense of the city council in the ac
tion for a writ brougr* by John T.
Sullivan in the superior court,
which comes up for a hearing Fri
day. Sullivan has gone to court
to enjoin the city council from
carrying out its order suspending
him for six months in connection
with its verdict of guilty as to the
charges tried before that body.
Attorney Robertson told the city
council last night that he was busy
every day In court with lawsuits,
; and that he was attorney for The
i Spokane Press in an action for
I damages, in which .John T. Sulli-
S van was plaintiff, which will come
Ito trial December 5, and that on
his body was recovered some time
later life was extinct.
The unfortunate man's fall was
witnessed by Irene Deacon, a tele-
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mounting into the hundreds were
hauled out it every spring?
That at one time people who
I wished to cross the Spokane river
j had either to make a raft and pole
i across or go down the river 20
I miles to the only bridge in exis-
That at one time the finest ho
tel In the Inland Empire was a
little two-story frame shack with
out a bath or running water and
with only slim wooden partitions
between the rooms?
WAVE OF PROTEST
Are you for or against the compulsory use of meters? State
your preference here:
Name Address. 5. ... .'..*.',". *.'.'. ..'. .
Cut out and mail to The Spokane Press.
A strong wave of protest has been raised against the present city
hall move to force meters on all water consumers in the city. This
move has been pending for years and is backed by selfish interests
that have at time to time brought up the question without avail.
Last night the city council received a protest from the Central
Labor council against the forcible use of the meters, also a warning
from the Chamber of Commerce asking the council to move slowly in
I the matter.
The council, on this showing, held the matter up, and set the night
wf November >ti as a spe.clul oieoUug to discuss the meter question.
You can have The Press delivered right at
your door early every afternoon for 28 cents
per month. Phone Main Main 378.
account of these matters he wati
unable to defend the city council
in the hearing of the appeal takes
by Sullivan to the superior court,
Mr. Robertson said that in the)
hearings thus far held in the su
perior court in which he had ap
peared as attorney for the council,
he did so without compensation,
and he now asked that the council
either arrange with M. Morrill, cor»
poration counsel, for a defense)
against the appeal of Sullivan of
employ special counsel. Mr. Rob
ertson said that he hsd been in
formed that Mr. Morrill would not
consent to the employment of spe
cial counsel, and felt confident
that Morrill could take care of the
council if he set his mind to th*
Mr. Morrill agreed to defend tho
position of the city council to tho
best of his ability and Mr. Robert*
son agretyl to give him all assist
ance possible. Mr. Robertson in
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Four big. Innocent, victimized
Thanksgiving turkeys, weighing in
the aggregate around 100 pounds,
were the cause of a disastrous fist
The turks are reposing peaceful
ly in the refrigerator of a Division
street restaurant, waiting to be
part and parcel of tomorrow's feast.
One of the customers waa shown
the birds, and they were weighed
for him. The four of 'em weighed
a trifle over 100 pounds, and tbey
came from Oregon.
Later In the day the man boasted
in a saloon of having seen four
gobblers weighing 100 pounds. Im
mediately a man standing nearby
called him a liar —said he couldn't
produce any four turks so weighty.
"Liar" was thrown back at him,
and then fists filled the air, and
later a couple of blackened "lamps'*
adorned the countenances of the
And the birds, mute evidence of
the veracity of one of the com
batants, still repose in that re
WILL ANNOUNCE SEATTLE'S
POPULATION ON FRIDAY
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 23.—Ac<
cording to information received di
rect from Director of the Census
Durand at Washington today, the
announcement of Seattle's census
will not be made until late Friday.
Until the information was re
ceived it was generally believed
that the population of the Queen
City would be known before night