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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
ANOTHER AVIATOR MEETS DEATH
Machine Got All Tangled Up
in Air—His Adventur
. ous Career.
Aviation deaths in Decern- 4
Cecil Grace, British, sup- 4
poseii drowned In North sea 4
on Attempted return flight <
acvoas English channel, Calais 4
to Dover. 4
Marquis Marie Paullit, lias- 4
■finger, and Alexandre Laf- 4
fon. Instructor at Antoinette 4
ichoo) of aviation, killed in 4
Fiance when their machine 4
dropped 200 feet as they i
started on a Paris to Urns- 4
sels flight. 4
John B. Moissant, Amerl 4
ran, killed in New Orleans. 4
(By United Press Leased Wire)
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 31.
—-John IS. Moissant, daring
•viator, who sprang into
fame among the birdmen by
his daring flight from Paris
to London carrying his me
chanician, Albert, as a i>;is
senger, was kilted today
when liis machine capsized
at Harahan. Moissant fell a
hundred feet and was fright
fully bruised ami crushed.
He died two minutes after
being taken from the wreck
age til' Ins machine, Mois
sant had started on an at
tempt to lift the Michelin
pup for distance flying.
The California aviator made the
ascent In a 50-horaepower Brerlot,
Moissant carried a great can of
petrol ami just before he ascended
assured his friends that he firmly
expected to establish a record
which WOUld astonish the aviation
LIKE BUCKING HORSE.
He circled the Held at llarahau
twice at an altitude of about liOO
feet. Suddenly the machine he-
Continued on Page Two.
MATTEAWAN, N. V., Dec. 31.—
Two Americans and six Italians
were Killed today in a fall of slate
In ths Lick Fork mine of the Red
jacket Coal company.
(Ely United Press Leased Wire.)
KVKHKTT. Wash. . Dec. 111. -
Basing their action on the sentenc
ing of two editors (tf the Seattle
Star for contempt, because the Star
Criticised the use of the injunction
by Judge Gilliam, the Everett labor
council is on record today denounc
ing the contempt law and the two
fregjitenl use of the writ of Injimc
The resolutions adopted by the
union men declare tliat punishment
for Criticism of court decrees is a
violation of the right of free spc cc h
aud urge the adoption of a law tak
ing urn, from the Judiciary the
right- •(<»'. ,iSßlsh for contempt com
milted outside the court room.
(P 'Jolted Press Leaded WlrcV
POUT HCACIirCA, Ariz., Pec.
ll.— Troop 0., federal cavalry, sta
tioned at Port lluachuca, Ariz.,
was ordered to the Sonora border
at noon today, upon receipt of ad
vices that trouble was expected
there between tho Mexican gov
ernment troops and lnjUJg£Qt| who
have mobilized on the, Aiuonu
Ids. v . „
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
HUMBOLDT, la., Dec 31.- "Just because," was too
strenuous a reason for "Fanner" Burns to grapple with,
and after two hours of heated argument with Miss Gladys
Ostrich, engaged to marry Prank Gotch, heavyweight
champion wrestler of the world, it was decided that Gotch
will not return to the mat.
"Never can Frank -Gotch wrestle again," said Miss
Ostrich with finality in her strongest tones.
"1 do not object to his appearing in exhibitions, but he
has promised me not to wrestle for the championship, ami
he will keep his word."
SHIPS TO GO
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Deo. 31. Because it is deemed wise
not to ruffle Germany, tho navy department is planning to
send tho ships of tho Atlantic fleet to German ports on a
special cruise next summer. Adverse criticism when the
vessels were in I'hiropean waters and touched other ports
hut Tailed to visit Germany, is said to bo the reason for the
ADJUST SEWER DEAL
There was joy among the com
mittees In charge ot the North
Side sewer referendum when
Judge \V. A. Richardson announced
that, after consultation with At
torney A. 11, Craven, he believed
the referendum petition filed last
Tuesday against the sewer will
stand under the new charter.
The reason that the referendum
Is a continuing matter is because
the city council last Tuesday night
recognized Its existence as a valid
i u'U-K'uduui, and Oils, gave tho mat
ter an official standing prior to
the adoption of tho new charter.
Under this definition of the case
the sewer protestants will Insist on
their rights under the referendum
provision of the old charter, unless
tho sewer controversy is adjusted
by subsequent council action.
A movement was started yester
day afternoon looking to a peace
able adjustment of the sewer dif
ficulty through a new assessment.
If all parties can agree on this
there will be uo recourse to the
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1910.
Demanding to know why the pas
company has paid no tax on the
Roger Williams franchise for near
ly four years, the city council last
night adopted a resolution offered
by Councilman Cartwright re
questing that the mayor and the
corporation counsel make a report
on this proposition.
The franchise requires that the
gas company pay the city 2 per
cent annually on its gross earnings.
It did pay this for awhile and then
(}ttit, and no effort has since been
made either to collect the tax or
forfeit the franchise.
The resolution of Councilman
Cartwright is durictod to Mayor
Pratt, who is supposed to protect
the people in such matters, as the
coiporation counsel is appointed by
and under the Immediate orders of
Mayor Pratt voted to pass the
sas franchise as a councilman over
the veto of Mayor Boyd.
ecause he was heavily in
j the promoters, as the re
-of his weakness for gambling.
tDlng jhnnv iVulo" 'o thn !«.-;>!.»..,••.
or<!liiirnei" at the request of Chief j _
iof Police Doust, granting two more
police matrons for 1911. |
In the ftnnuai estimates adopted,
in October, the number of matrons
had been cut to Ape, on the recom-
I niendation of the former chief.
! Chief Doust is a warm believer in
matrons, and says that it is right
| and proper and in the interest of
common decency that women jail
ers should take care of women
Greatest "Giver" of the
Year—Crime and Acci
CHICAGO, Dec. 31.—Andrew
Carnegie has allowed his
purse strings to hang more
loosely than any other multi
millionaire, In 1910, according
to statistics printed today in
the Chicago Tribune. These
figures show that the Iron
master has given $19,604,326
for public benefactions dur
ing the year. The total amount
of such gifts during the year
Embezzlements during the
year aggregated $35,000,000
as compared with $8,000,000
for the preceding year.
Fire losses came to $222,000,000.
including $20,000,000 In forest fires.
There were I2,l!08 suicides, f>ll2
drownings, 3bttsf deaths in fires.
1004 killed In mines. Ml in storms,
','sl by explosions, IS9 from elec
trical shocks, 92© In automobile
accidents, 199 by lightning, 329 by
asphxlation, 113 by elevators and
32,") hy railroads, which also in
NEW COMMANDANT HERE.
Major Shattuck, the new com
tnandanl of Fort George Wright,
arrived In this city yesterday to
report for duty in place of Major
Partello, who has been appointed
to the seventh Infantry regiment.
WHAT SOME SPOKANE PEOPLE WANT
What do you want moat of all
that the New Year should, bring
The Press has Interviewed a
Dtimber Of the leading citizens of
the city and has asked them what
they wanted most of all. Of course
in a good many instance* It was not
necessary to Interview the pxple
mentioned. Tho Press already
knew what they wanted. Au> way,
here is the result:
Sheriff F. McX Pugh—A Job as
gout uud fat as that sheriffship.
Rose is the best man '
thot and Harry Porter is supreme!
as a hipji. ,\v?vrt-^veight (.'munition CM i!:" World.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dtc. 31.—Edward McCahii, formerly inspec
tor of police, convicted of receiving protection money from
west [side resort keepers, today lost his fight to keep out
of prison. Federal .Judge Carpenter before whom the pro
ceediugs were brought, today refused to interfere and Mc-
Oann will probably be taken to Joiiet tonight to begin a
five year term. It is understood pressure is to be brought
to bear on the state board of pardons and Governor Dineen
to fee McCann.
Heiress to Millions Elopes
With a Poor Drug Clerk
(By United Press Leased Wire)
PASADENA. Cal., Deo. 31.—
Cupid is quite unpopular today
with a Dumber of local gallants,
formervoiiltors for the hand of Miss
Louise' Retting, heiress to millions,
who yesterday eloped to l»s An
gelea with George L. Krueger, em
ployed in a drug store here, and
wan all ih il
Thefbride Is the daughter of
Charles K. Retting, millionaire fur
niture manufacturer of (Irand Kap-
Ids, Mich., who has spent several
From relatives of the bride the
young couple will receive as wed
ding presents a home richly fur
nished, and a couple of automo
biles. Krueger first met Mis* Hef
ting tn te drug store where he was;
Mayor N. S. Pratt —A controls
s loners-hip under the commission
City Clerk C. A Fleming—To be
appointed again if ho doesn't win
Cal Atkinson, retiring county
clerk —A little farm up the river,
Warner Cobb, county commis
sioner-elect -A good, clean admin
istration of county affairs.
Fred Pugh, retiring county prose
eutor A deputyship under \\ r tte)
John T. Sullivan— Ketlrenieut
from the police force on a pension
CoiUUilsslouer George Armstrong
(By United Press Leased Wire)
UAKKHSFIKI.D. Cal., Dec. 31 —
Two masked robbers, with revol
vers, held up the clubroom back
of William Carter s saloon at Marl
copa at midnight and got away
with $1000 in cash. Six men, play
ing at the tables, were lined up
•galntt the wall and robbed of sev
eral hundred dollars and their
The bandits escaped to the hills
and took to their horses
— A chance to build more hospitals
without advertising for bids.
Mis May ArUwlight Hutton —
More chances to vote.
Mrs. Dey—Greater success for
the Spokane Orphans' borne.
Emergency Surgeon John O'Shea
— \ new emergency hospital.
President C. M. Fassett En
laigement of the chamber of com
nierce n«xt season.
Al Jenkins- -Success for the
Western Bowling fierif,i fisi
Kesldenis ol the tannou HIM dls
tiict A favorable decision on that
PstJßSiaai Joe Colin—Another
NINTH YEAR, No. 68 25 CENTS A MONTH
(By United Press Leased Wire.) \
DOMINGUEZ AVIATION FIELD, LOS ANGELES,
Cal., Dec. 31.—Arch. Hoxsey, holder of the world's alti
tude record, fell 800 feet and was instantly killed at 2:15
p. in. this afternoon.
Hoxsey had been in the air more than two hours. De
scending he executed the spiral dip that has made the
aviators of tin* Wright school famous.
Three times he turned and twisted in the air, while the
thousands in the stands below gasped their wonder and
When 800 feet from the ground, the boy essayed another
spiral. Once he went over successfully. The second twist
was almost completed when the wind lifted a tilting plane
and the aeroplane started toward the earth like a plummet.
Twice before it struck the earth the biplane turned com
Hoxsey did not lose his seat, but was beneath the plane
when it struck the earth with a sickening crash. Scores
of mechanicians and spectators rushed toward the north
end of the field", where the machine dropped. Police re
serves drew their clubs and labored frantically to keep
back the mob.
The young aviator lay in a pitiful, crumpled heap be
neath the iwngs of the great bird in which he had sailed
repeatedly for the entertainment of thousands. He was
dead before the first trembling hand of bis brother avi
ators touched him.
The crowd in the grand »tands were in an uproar in a
nx/licut. Women screamed I v s.t(>ricnlly and
The spiral dip. which Hoxsey was executing when he
met his death was the same that proved fatal to Kalph
Johnstone, another Wright aviator at the recent Denver
53 PAY DAYS IN 1910;
DID YOU GET WISE?
How many paydays in a year,
supposing you get paid every Sat
Huh, that's an easy one. Fifty
two weeks in a year; 52 paydays,
in a year.
it's a good guess, but you're
wrong this year.
For in this good little old year
Of 1910 there were ;.3 Saturdays,
and consequently 53 paydays.
That's correct, the calendar says
so The very first day of the
present year was Saturday, Jan
vary 1, and the very last day is
today, Saturday, December 31.
incidentally, It has been 13 years
since we had a year with 53 Sat
urdHys, the last year being thus
abundantly blessed with paydays
being the year IN9B, when Satur
day was both the first and last
day of the year.
QUAKE IN SAN
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31.—A
sharp earthquake shock was felt
in this city at 4:20 o'clock this
morning. The vibrations lasted
several seconds. No damage has
pennant (ox the Indians.
Colonel Andy Muljigan—A bill
passed through the legislature au
thorising boxing matches in the
State of Washington.
Harry Hay ward—More Shuberf
shows for the Auditorium.
Fiank Smith —.More dope.
Chief W. J. Doust—A new au
tomobile for the police department.
Police Judge M. A. Mann —A job I
with the Baker stock company.
And the man who worked The,
Press Good Fellow stunt —A chance
to do it again in \t year and make
MO children happ) instead of 350.
Incidentaly, also, it will be al
most 100 years before there, is
another lapse of only 13 years be
tween years which have 53 Satur
days, for under the ordinary course
of events every 14th year begins
and ends on Saturday, but the
fact that the year 11*00, not being
divisible by 40n, was not a leap
year, jumped the Saturday years
ahead one day.
So while 1910 has been a mighty
good year lor people working by
the week and getting paid Satur
day—and a bad one for the bosses
who had to meet that extra pay
day, it will not be until 1923 that
we again get such a year, and
there are mighty few of us now
living who will ever see the Sat
urdays come 53 in a year only
13 years apart again.
(By United Press Leased Wire*
LONDON, Dec. 31— The Aero
club of Great Britain is puzzled
today over the reeelpt of mysteri
ous cables received from Lima,
Ohio, in counection with the disap
pearance of Cecil Grace, the avia
tor lost while crossing the English
channel in an aeroplane from
Prance. The first cable read:
"Grace landed with machine in
crevlse under high cliff. Kxact lo
cation unknown." The Aero club
asked for further information and
received the following cable:
"Dropped on shore, not water.
Could not rise above cliff Request
British coast line people search,
water s edge minutely."
► MAXINE HAS NIFTY CAR.
t> . . -
' Miss Maxlne Elliott, playing i
► at the Auditorium yesterday -
» and today, is traveling tn a •
► private car that is fitted up <
► as a complete miniature hotel, <
» and for which she pays fifty <
► dollars a day.