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TAFT OPPOSES ANY REVISION OF THE TARIFF
HOME EDITION—ONE CENT
ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS. PIVE CENTS.
ARMSTRONG FAILS TO ABOLISH EIGHT-HOUR DAY
WHAT TAFT SAYS.
Opposes any revision of the
Recommends ship subsidy
for upbuilding of merchant
Urges that tariff board be
Calls attention to reduc
tion in expense of running the
Recommends fortification of
Panama canal, at expense; of
Crues passage of provision
prohibiting railroads from con
trolling ship traffic through
A bureau of health should
Recommends some recogni
tion of Peary's discovery of
the north pole.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—De
fending the Payne tariff law, and
asserting that his administration
has been more economical than
those Immediately preceding it,
President Taft delivered his an
nual message to congress today.
He says that from his trip to
Panama he believes that the canal
will be finished by schedule time,
January 1, 1915, and at the esti
mated cost of $375,000,000. He
recommends a provision pronibit-
Ing interstate commerce railroads
from owning or controlling sh'ps
engaged in the trade through the
In regard to conservation, the
president says: "I recommend that
the limitation now imposed upon
the executive which forbids his re
serving more forest lands in Ore
gon, Washington, Idaho, Montana,
Colorado and Wyoming be re
Following is the message in
Congress is urged to support the
state department in its endeavors
to further trade expansions.
I can not leave this subject with
out emphasizing the necessity of
such legislation as will make pos
sible and convenient the establish
ment of American banks and
branches of American banks in for
eign countries. Only by such
means can our foreign trade be fa
Urges Big Merchant Marine.
Another Instrumentality India
penstble to the unhampered ami
natural development of American
commi ice is merchant marine. All
Continued on Pa&e Five.
HYMN WRITER ON TRIAL; TRIED
TO KILL HIS CHORDS GIRL WIFE
NEW YORK, Dec. 6.—Alfred 11. I
Dalby, a composer of many well
known hymns, wus placed on trial
today before Judge Crane In the '
court ol general sessions, charged
with attempted murder of bit I
pretty young wife, l.ucile, who is i
known on the stage as Teddie Hud
son. The extreme |H>uulty of the
crime is 2."i years imprisonment.
Richly clad in furs und silks,
Mrs. Dalby told how her husband
bad attempted to kill her. Mrs.
Dalby said she had been married
to Dalby almost two years and that
Mary Raymond Shlpman Andrews
There were thick flurries at In
tervals as H the world were filled
with a sudden storm of white feath
ers, but no weight of snow fell; the
fir had a sweet coldness as one
nhaled It, yet was as mild as De
cember 24th might be and not be
pusillanimous— a well-behaved win
ter's day; there was not the ghost
of a reason why the 1106 local from
Barchester should be two hours
The handful of passengers at
lilenhclm Junction wandered aim
lessly, afraid to go away lest the
belated train should make up time;
now and again they drifted to
gether and exchanged pessimistic
For Spokane and Vicinity—Rain
or snow, tonight and Wednesday.
Max. temp., 48; mm., 35.
BOY AND GlflL
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 6.—
A romance that began while
puzzling over problems in al
gebra in Seattle and ended In
the Victoria marriage license
bureau, became known today
when Cora Helmick Beattie, a
17-year-old senior In the high
school here, confessed to her
motler that she was the wife
of Carl Jones, 18. a classmate.
The mother of the young
wife learned of the marriage
when she accidentally found a
marriage certificate in a
bureau drawer. The marriage
occurred last February.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
NEW YORK, flee. 6.— Following
the publication of President Tnft's
message to congress the leaders in
t lie stock market experienced
marked declines. Previously the
changes had been slight. After the
receipt of the message, however,
a sharp slump hit the market. The
drop was attributed to a passage
in the message with reference to
a test of existing laws affect mr
corporation! before considering
new legislation. N. Y. Steel
diopped l, U, l. 2, Lehigh Valley
:i and O. & R. Q„ Mo. Pac, and In
terboro preferred about 1%.
Trading came to a standstill at
times just before noon pending the
publication of the president's mes
sage. The market closed strong.
(By United Press Leased Wire )
SUTHERLIN, Ore., Dec. "..—Fire
of uncertain origin swept through
the business center of Sutherlin
today, practically wiping out the
heart of the town. The loss is
estimated at |85,000 nnd is partly
covered by insurance. Forty struc
tures, housing several stores and a
number of offices were burned.
STORK RIDES ON FAST
OMAHA, Doc. 6.—-The stork <
accompanied a fast North- «
western train to Anies, lowa, <
nnd there Mrs. Kmma Ham- <
stadt of Columbus, Nab., gave «
birth to a girl. <
The woman's husband re- <
cently died and ana was <
Bhort of money. Commercial '
travelers devised a plan <
whereby each paid a dollar for <
a peep at the baby, and the <
mother now lias a full purse. <
almost from the honeymoon they
"He was insanely jealous," she
said, "and bis temper was always
' dangerous. At last I found that 1
I could not live with him, and we
separated. 1 told him I never would
have anything to do with him, but
lie kept bothering me, coming to
the theater and begging me to live
witli him again."
The shooting occurred on July
! 22, while Mrs. Dalby was standing
jOO the steps of her boarding house. I
i Dalby has been in the Tombs ever
surmises as to unv one I chance of,
getting anywhere for Chrltmas. The
shifting human atoms might be
classified as four bunches; the
small-boy bunch, three women cir
cling about a stolid and anuoyed
boy; the tobacco bunch, four un
shaven men; the parson- black of
clothes, pallid, yet strong of face
—and his friend, •< prosperous bust
ness man by the look of him: and,
the fourth divilon, a solitary in
dividual. This last was young, and
'so strongly built that muscle was
i the first Impression on looking ai
[him Ills llslles'i movements were
Continued on Page Four.
The Spokane Press
(By United Press Leased Wire! I
VANCOUVER, B. C.,-Dec. 6.—On
September 12, 1909, James Ridge- ;
way, a prominent mission worker
and Baptist evangelist, left his
home at No. 106 Grove avenue, in
Hanwell, a suburb of London. He
kissed his wife good-bye and was
to return that evening. That was
the last seen of him, and his
strange disappearance caused a
sensation. A world-wide search
was instituted, but proved futile.
Foul play was suspected. This
grew into a belief when no trace
of him could be found, and his
properly interests, aggregating
( lose to |75,000 were about to be
disposed of. His wife had donned
mourning, ami .lames Ridgeway
was declared by all to be dead.
Yesterday lie was found in this
city by porters, working as an ele
vator man under an assumed name.
His story is a remarkable one- —a
story which proves the truism that
fact is stranger than fiction.
Victim of Robbery.
Ridgeway told his own story to
the United Press: When ha
reached London on that fateful
September 12 he had occasion to go
to the Charing Cross station. There
bis pocket was picked by a mau of
1800. Ridgeway saw him dash for
a train about to start for Dover
and he followed, He was unable
to get into the same compartment
with tbe thief, but followed in an- j
other cur. •
wiun Dover was reached the
culprit got out first and escaped
Ridgeway. Ridgeway searched the
city over and two hours later found
him near the docks. The man saw
he was being followed and started
for the c hannel. Ridgeway caught
up with him and said:
ROBBER IS ACCUSED.
"I know you robbed me. Give
me back what you have left and I
will try and help you get a new
start in life. 1 forgive you for what
ymi have done lo me."
'With* tMa epithets the man vll
lifted Ridgeway, and suddenly!
THE MODERN RIP VAN WINKLE TAKES A SHORT NAP
Durum li. LefPer, Expert Engineer, Says American Contractors Have the Speed Mania.
REMARKABLE STORY OF DISAPPEARANCE
AND WANDERINGS OF MISSION WORKER
BOY ELOPING WITH WIDOW FOILED BY HOBBLE SKIRT.
BUFFALO. N. v.. Doc. »>.—Herause %•» couldn't walk gracefully i
in high heels and a hobbla skirt. 16-y ear-old Angelo KerdluaadC was i
foiled In h s elope-incut to llnffalo from I'tiea with Mrs. Maria •
de Aniorle, :i:i years old. t
The boy appeared to be a pretty girl, when the police became •
suspicious of him. He wore a hobble skirt and French heels, and
after he had tripped v few times ho was arrested.
it was the second time the couple had eloped, and the boy said
the widow suggested thai ho masquerade as a girl in the hope they
would be successful tills time. He Is a musician and she la a sir. .
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1910.
[drawing a stilleto, he made a
I lunge at him.
"1 closed my eyes." said Ridge
way, in t«Ulng the story. "I
, caught a gleam of the steel. I felt
my life in danger. 1 struck out
blindly. Then I beard a splash. 1
bad struck my assailant on the
' chin and toppled him into the wa
ter. I stood there horrified — I pell.
; bound with fear. I saw his frantic
, struggles. Hundreds were Within
j call. 1 could have saved him, I. a
virtual minister of the church.
"Brian O'Lln had no breeches to
wear. So he begged lor a quarter
j *nd then swiped a pair."
DEBATING GARMENT WORK
(By United Press Leased Wire*"
CHICAGO, Dec. 6—Whether
there will be peace or whether the.
garment workers' strike shall con
tinue is being debated today by tlie
tailors affected by the peace ne
gotiations. The cutters yesterday
j accepted, conditionally, the pro
, posals made by the manufacturers.
The final acceptance depends on
the vote of the tailors, who are COB
: llderlng the problem today, if they
vote thTs afternoon to accept the
peace proposals the cutters will
a'so finally accept and the strike
will be ended.
"Hut with craven heart —the
heart of an infidel -I, who had
been taught the Christian creed
of brotherly love: I, who had lived
all my life with the story of Christ
as my guidance; 1 had thrown a
man to his death, and yet when he
might have yet been spared, I
DROPS OUT OF SIGHT.
"I took passage back to London,
raised what money I could and
dropped out of sight.
"1 am but a shell of myself. Rut
AGED HUSBAND OF YOUNG WIFE
WANTS DIVORCE AND MONEY
(By United Press Leased Wirel
SEATTLE, Dec. 6.—Pierce Kitz
geiald, TS years old. is suing for n
divorce from his wife, 4.1, whom he
parried I*"** than a year ago.
Mrs Fitzgerald was an attractive
divorcee with three children when
fcjoe niet Fitzgerald. He gave h, r
t|o,ofo as a pre-nuptial gift, and
(jfjow lie seeks to have that money
back, Judge (lay, before Whom Hie
case, is being heard, has decided,
hqaygvar, thai Mrs. Ittsgerald can
ke*|u the cash. Fitzgerald alleges
"* . 4- ■ 1 1
(fly United Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—The
interest of the congressmen in
.. the reading of the president's
msssage soon declined, and
shortly after it had begun the
n-fi-ibc for the most part
carrying their printed copies
with them, '-trolled into the
the message freely and were
evidently interested in it, but
within an hour after the read
ing began only about 50 mem
bers remained In the house
and their conversation be
oame co loud that the voice
of the reading clerk was
VIENNA, Doc. 6. —Refused a rose
by a nurse maid, from whom he
demanded the flower, a young man
of M> shot tbe girl dead on the
• I. ~i a .tri t In suburban Vienna.
At hla trial it waa related that be
rami ot a good i-aiaily, aai .i <<>iu
mlsi 108 of doctCCV pronounced him
to be sune.
SOUTH CAROLINA 1,575,400
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. —The census of the population of the state
of Arkansas was announced as 1,7 57,449, an increase of 20 per cent.
The population of the state of South Carolina is 1,575,400, which
is an increased of 13.1 per cent over 10 years ago. Arkansas gets an
additional congressman under the present apportionment.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
NEW YORK, Dec. 6.—After
staying ahead of all existing
records for more than 35 hours, 13
teams entered in the annual six
day bicycle race at Madison Square
Garden today gave way under the
terrific strain and dropped backed,
until at noon they we eight laps
behind the former mark
..At that hour the leaders were
stil Ibunched. They had covered
738 miles and four laps. The
French team was nine laps behind
At 1 o'clock the French team
withdrew from the race. They
were 10 laps behind the leaders
and realized that they were hope
BIG CROP OF FREAK
DEER SHOT IN WASH.
CHE6AW, Wash., Dec. 6.—The
hunting season, which closed yes
terday. resulted in the killing of
more freak deer around here than
any season in the past.
Several had antlers deformed
Into odd shapes, and one's set re
sembled the horns of a ram. One
man got a doe with antlers, while
another got a buck with antlers on
one side only. Deer have been very
plentiful this season, due, it is be
lieved, to being routed from their
customary haunts by_ the forest
fires the past summer.
■ something seems to tell me I did
not kill the man I felled —some-
thins seems to say he was gotten
out somehow. The maddening ap
prehension, the fear, the dread, the
fright, the indescribable terror, the
horrible impending danger 1 have
lived under is lightening somewhat.
"1 do want to see my dear wife
, and children again. 1 want to see
! their dear faces—if only a photo
graph—until God will let us be re
: united ngain. 1 must only live for
I them now."
that the divorcee hypnotized him,
but that he is now fully recovered.
Soon after the marriage, Luther
Hall, the first husband of .Mrs
Fitzgerald, came to board at Fitz
gerald's home, much to the surprise
of the aged second husband. Sub
sequently Hall, the lirst husband,
Mrs. Fitzgerald's lawyers told
the court she was willing to take
her aged husband back to the home
and care for him the rest of his
FINDS $165 IN MICE'S NEST
NEW yohk, Dee. I.—While
.lames Ha bcook was rummag
ing sboul his cellar at Port
Jarvis ho found an old coffoo
pot In which mice had built
The paper they used was
bis old pay envelopes, and in
tin in were bills amounting to
1165, which his wife had evi
dently saved each month. She
died 12 voars ago.
WATCH THE ADS
They will contain many sug
gestions that you will find very
helpful In your Christmas simp
ping. Not only will they help
you to save money ou your pur
chases, but they will also sug
gest many things to you In the
real «'f appropriate gifts which
you will find very helpful. If
you aie not already—start to
day-lie a reader of the ads.
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NINTH YEAR, No. 48 25 CENTS A MONTH
Pratt's Attempt to Unload
Mud Fill Reservoir Is
For probably the seventh time
In the last 15 months the mud fill
type of reservoir that Mayor Pratt
has tried to unload on the city
went down to defeat, through the
kind intervention of the city coun
cil in behalf of the taxpayers.
The history of Mayor Pratt's ef
fort to unload this engineering
monstrosity on the taxpayers
forms one of the most interesting
chapters of the many that tell of
the peculiar work that has been
unloaded or attempted to be un
loaded on the taxpayers since
Pratt went into office.
Again it remained for the city
council, as in many other Instances
in the past, to protect the inter
ests of the public and defeat the
attempt to foist on the people an
improvement that has time and
again been condemned by engi-
Continued on Page Two.
England Is Not Yet
Through Making Martyrs
FROM A PHOTOGRAPH JCST RECEIVED FROM LONDON.
This crumpled, weeping figure is a woman.
Somebody's mother, wife, sister, sweetheart, daughter.
It is as though a once beautiful, white illy lay dying, besmirched la
the dregs of a gutter.
She is an Knglishwoman. this crumpled woman In the photograph
above. She lies crushed by a blow from the fist of a London policeman
at the feet of thi? selfsame English "preserver of the peace."
It is a barkening back to the days or savagery to thus see a woman,
the noblest specimen of the handiwork of the Creator of all things, ani
mate and inanimate, lying wounded, stricken down to the cruelly hard
pavement of the street.
A few minutes before she was one of a clamoring group of Bitti.sn
women, seeking admittance to British ofticials that their petition for
equal suffrage might be presented.
With no other weapons but their fair hands and pleading voiced
they "stormed" the seat of government. Believing that they held cer
tain rights as citizens of the land, and that among them was the right
to petition for what seemed to them to be justice, they refused to leavo
the sacred precincts of the rulers of Great Britain when ordered to do
so by the representative of the law, clothed in the attire of a London
A riot ensued between the unarmed, frail women and the police.
This was not the only woman who went down to the ground b#«
neath the weight of an iron fist.
Maybe tin women were in the wrong. Maybe their demands wer«
unwi.ie; their methods unfair; their attitude aggravating; their
taunts cutting; their conduct unwomanly!
They were WOMEN!
England will never, never succeed in denying suffrage to women by
knocking them down.
Martyrs ever added mighty reinforcements to any cause, right OK
Getting a sum of right by adding two wrongs together has been
definitely und decidedly held to be an impossibility, mathematically or
SOBER MAN DIGS UP BALL OF SIXTY-TWO LIVI SNAKES
BOSTON', Dec. 6 —Sober and sturdy, Peter Thar), employed at
the Cambridge, Mass.. pumping station, began bis day's work at
Freshpond by starting digging a pesthole.
lie saug to his rhythmic movements until suddenly his shovel
seemed about to walk away. On the bottom ot the excavation
something heaved and squirmed.
Tharl pushed the steel implement far down into the clay, pried
it up and out rolled a ball of snakes. He called hla assistant and
they began to count.
When all the reptiles had unwound and untangled themselves,
angry at having their winter's sleep disturbed, 62 had been counted
and despatched. They were from six inches to three feet in length.
Order Given to Work Seven
and One-Half Hours—Was
Commissioner eorge Armstrong
of the board of public works and
head of the oity water department
is as full of schemes as an egg is
full of filling, and every once in a
while one of his schemes will bub
ble up and boil ever, only to bo
calmed down again like a kettle of
hot soup when it's shifted to the
back of the stove.
George's latest little scheme,
and, of course, one which he her
alded as being of great saving
value to the city, was developed)
yesterday, when the order went
forth from the head mogul of the
water department to the effect
that from now on and henceforth,
commencing this morning, the
men in the employ of the water
department should work but seven
hours a day instead of the eight
I hours provided for by city ordi
Armstrong's brain developed the
; idea that the city of Spokane waa
j not receiving full value from the
laborers in its employ, because of
the fact that the days grow shorter
In the fall of the year, and it be
comes dark nowadays before the)
men have finished their eight
Men in the employ of the oity
have been going to work at 8
o'clock, stopping but half an hour
for dinner and finishing the day
i Continued on Page Twoi 1