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Railroad Company Declares Itself
Indebted to Former Counsel
for $16,000.
Spokane, Wash., March 16.—A re
port that the Great Northern Rail
road officials and M. J. Gordon, its
former counsel, now under investi
gation on the charge that he tamp
ered with a member of the state su
preme court, have reached an under
standing which will acquit him and
also stop further Investigation has
been discussed in higher places for
several days.
The general tendency since Presi
dent Louis Hill declined to see Depu
ty Prosecutor Webster at St. Paul
lias been to give credence to thi3 ru
The basis of accord between Judge
M. J. Gordon and the Great North
ern railway, it is alleged on reliable
information, is about as follows:
That a later investigation of Judge
Gordon's accounts with the company
shows that he has paid all accounts
for which he drew money to settle;
that after all deductions are made
and accounts balanced, the Great
Northern has found itself indebted to
Judge Gordon in the sum of $16,000,
which it has already paid. Whether
the records of the railroad company
at St. Paul will substantiate this as
sertion is not known.
Such a showing as that outlined
above at this date would be expected
to shut off any deeper inquiry into
railroad political influences In this
state, a matter that is of much inter
est to the public.
Lewiston Greets New Steamer.
Lewiston, Idaho, March 15.—Lew-
Iston became a port of entry for the
Open River Transportation Com
pany's beats, service being inaugu
rated at 3:30 Sunday afternoon,
when the steamer Inland Empire
glided into the harbor watched by a
crowd of 5000 people. Laden with
35 tons of freight, which is less
than one-fifth of its capacity, the
boat rode high on the waters of the
Snake. The boat goes into regular
weekly service, and it is the fond
hope that a sister ship will be in
operation next year.
Intercollegiate Match for Rifle Cham*
pionsliip Starts Monday.
New York, March 15.—Reports i
reaching here from various sections
of the United States indicate that fir
ing began today, according to sched- ;
ule, in the intercollegiate rifle match j
for the 1909 gallery championship.
The event, which is held under the
auspices of the National Rifle Asso
ciation, is open to any university or
college in the United States confer- !
ring degrees. It will be shot during
the period between March 15 and
27. The prize is the handsome tro
phy presented by the Forest. Fish
and Game Society of America and
which was won for the first time last
year by Columbia University of this
The trophy will become the prop
erty of the college or university win
ning it three times, not necessarily
in succession.
Filipino Sent to Prison.
Boston, March 14.—Raphael Bin
ayage, the young Filipino charged
with obtaining money under false
pretenses by displaying letters from
ex-President Roosevelt and Cardinal
Gibbons, was sentenced to serve an
indeterminate term in the Concord
reformatory. The letters shown
were genuine, but were answers to
notes which he had written to Presi
dent Roosevelt and Cardinal Gibbons
about personal matters.
Dies as Success Comes.
New York, March 15.—Frank G.
Bruce, a young inventor, committed
suicide at his home in this city just
as he received a letter informing him
that the United States patent office
had granted him a patent on a non
refillable bottle, a device which his
friends say is worth $1,000,000. He
had become discouraged over the
difficulties which he was having with
his patent.
New Keystone Senator.
Harrisburg, Pa., March 16.—1n
separate session today the two
houses of the Pennsylvania legisla
ture met and elected George T. Oli
ver, Republican, of Pittsburg, to
serve in the United States Senate the
unexpired term of Philander C.
Knox, who left the senate to become
secretary of state.
Solons of Eleventh Sesssion
Complete Their Labors
at Olympia.
SPEND ABOUT $10,000,000
Many Measures of Importance to the
State Are Passed—Will Jmes
tigate State Offices.
Olympia—The eleventh session of
the legislature was remarkable for
the number of voluminous bills
passed, the notable ljng ones being
the school, criminal, horticultural,
life insurance and military codes.
It is worthy of note that this legisla
ture established a precedent by keep
ing within its original appropriation
for legislative expenses, although the
lawmakers will undoubtedly come in
for considerable criticism owing to
the liberal appropriations.
The aggregate appropriations ex
ceed those of all previous sessions,
provision having been made for the
expenditure of approximately $10,-
000,000. A considerable proportion
of this total, however, is to be made
up by the disposal of land resources
of the state and the issuance of
While there were many clashes
among members over the passage of
various bills, the chief fight of the
session was over the problem of lo
cal option, and this question brought
about considerable bitterness among
This session experienced the novel
sensation of electing a United States
senator without a long, bitter fight.
The closing hours of the session
witnessed a spirited fight over a res
olution to investigate the alleged
malfeasance in the insurance com
missioner's office The attempt to
secure an investigation of the insur
ance department, which was waged
unsuccessfully during the early days
of the session, on the last day was
won largely through the efforts of
Acting-Governor Hay, who threaten
ed to call an extra session in case
no attempt was made to clear up
the insurance scandal.
The resolution as introduced in
the house applied only to the offices
of secretary of state and insurance
commissioner, but was amended so
that the names of no offices or offi
cers were mentioned. The situation
was peculiar. The house refused to
adopt the original resolution because
it was not general in form, while the
senate refused to adopt the amended
resolution because it was not spe
cific. Apparently the house was op
posed to any investigation, but in
the face of a brief message from
acting-governor receded from its po
sition and the result was the adop
tion of a resolution providing for
the appointment of a committee with
general power to investigate any
state office.
The committee named to conduct
the inquiry is composed of: Sena
tors Allen end Fishback and Repre
sentatives Hubbell, McMasters and
Taylor. This committee must finish
its investigations by July 12.
Among the laws passed of real
importance to the state at large may
be mentioned;
A new criminal code prepared by
prosecuting attorneys which upsets
previous theory of giving all doubt
to defendants and strengthens prose
cuting attorneys' authority.
A new horticultural code, a new
educational code changing many of
the school laws of the state; an anti
racetrack gambling bill prohibiting
poolselling and bookmaking at race
Appropriating $595,000 for stato
aid of roads in which state and coun
ty join and $650,000 for roads built
by the state alone, and increasing
the tax levy for road purposes to
one mill.
A local option law that means
units of cities of the first, second,
third and fourth classes; and pro
vides for calling one special election
this year upon petition of 30 per
cent of the voters.
Giving the railroad commission
Jurisdiction over telegraph and tele
phone lines; over wheat and hay in
spection; provided in future that
railroads must get permission from
railroad commission for crossing
highways at grade, and also a bill
that permits consolidation of subsi
diary companies.
Submitting question of equal suf
frage to vote at next general elec
Amending direct primary act to
provide for convention nominations
of supreme court judges and requir
ing that each voter shall girs his
party affiliations when registering
and b« entitled to only his party
ticket at the primary p«ll>.
Dalzell's Resolution to Adopt Old
Ritlt-s Is Voted Down on
Washington, March 15. —Joseph
G. Cannon, of Illinois, was today re
elected speaker of the house of rep
resentatives of the 61st congress, re
ceiving 204 votes; Champ Clark, of
Missouri, 166; Cooper, Wisconsin, 8;
Eseh, Wisconsin, 1; Norris, Nebras
ka, 2; Hepburn, lowa, 1.
The fight on the rules of the house
began at 1:22 p. ni., when Mr. Dal
zell, of Pennsylvania, offered a reso
lution making the rules of the last
house those for the present session.
The Democrats forced a rollcall on
ordering the previous question.
The previous question was order
ed, 194 tc 188, the effect of which
was to shut off debate. The roll was
then called on the adoption of the
resolution. The resolution was de
feated, 189 to 193, thus accomplish
ing the success of the insurgents.
The house then, regardless of
party alignment, adopted by a vote
of 211 to 172 a resolution by Fitz
gerald (Dem., New York), whereby
the rules were amended in several
important particulars
The insurgents did not win the
complete victory they counted on,
but succeeded in bringing about an
exceedingly lively session. The Fitz
gerald resolution, which is in the
nature of a compromise, was a sub
stitute for one offered by Clark of
Missouri. It is said the amended
rules will enable a member to have
a proposition brought before the
house without having to go to the
speaker for recognition, and will pre
vent favoritism by the action of the
committee on rules in special cases.
The Fitzgerald amendment makes
no change in the present method of
selecting the rules committee, nor Is
there any change in the method of
selecting committees.
Cannon is Inclined to regard the
amendment as a slight improvement
on the present rules.
Only five committees of the house
will be named by Speaker Cannon
for the present. These will be the
ways and means, rules, printing,
mileage and accounts.
Veteran Starts Prom New York for
Sau Francisco.
New York, March 15. —From New
York to San Francisco c*i foot Is the
long tramp planned by Edward Pay
son Weston, the world's most famous
walker, who began his Journey to
day at the New York postofflce.
Today is Mr. Weston's 70th birth
day. His age is probably the most
astonishing feature of his venture,
since the walk from New York to
the Pacific Coast in the time in
which Mr. Weston promises to do it
is one to tax severely the powers of
a man half his age. He expects to
cover the route, more than 4000
miles, in 100 days, excluding Sun
day. It Ib a matter of principle
with Mr. Weston never to walk on
Sunday. He devotes the day to rest
and to delivering temperance lec
tures. The expenses of his trip are
paid from the proceeds of the lec
Mr. Weston first attracted the
world's attention as a pedestrian in
1867, when he walked from Port
land, Me., to Chicago in 26 days. In
1907 Mr. Weston repeated that walk,
but bettered his record by 28 hours.
Roosevelt Kept Busy These Days
Dictating Magazine Articles.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., March 16.—Ex-
President Roosevelt is arranging his
affairs for at least two years ab
sence abroad. This time will be
passed in Africa and Europe.
Mr. Roosevelt is busy preparing
for his tour. His duties as a maga
zine writer will take him to New
York several times during the week
and there he will be busy dictating
articles for publication. It is expect
ed that during the week the Smith
sonian members of the expedition
will come to Oyster Bay for a final
5000 laborers in Demonstration.
Boston, March 15. —As a demon
stration against the sentence im
posed upon Samuel Gompers, John
Mitchell and Frank Morrison by
Judge Wright, in the superior
of the District of Columbia, uioic
than 5000 members of labor unions
paraded here Sunday.
Hardware Kurniture I mplements
Pai nts,Oils,Vel i ielesPu mp.
Undertaking Goods, Carpets, Sliades,
Stoves and Ranges
\/0U want to buy of the merchant who is look
* ing out for his Cutomers' interests, and
Always looking for the place where a dollar will
buy the most goods. The more we buy for the
more You get for your dollar.
lii our store you will find Garden tools from the world-renowned Planmt
Junior line to the ordinary hoe and rake. Garden seeds that are tested.
Garden Hose Tents and Awnings
Farm Implements Wire Fencing
General hardware Buggies and Wagons
Just "Keep Your Eye On" the wagons passing I>v and notice the
large number branded "O L D HICKORY" We Sell them.
Furniture? Rugs? Queensware? Glassware?
Lace Curtains? Baby Folding Carts? Yes. indeed,
i The ladies of Ivennewick and vicinity are cordial] invited a
I to attend the Spring Millinery Opening at the Thornton & S
■ Cameron Millinery Parlors next Friday, Saturday, Monday 4$
£ and Tuesday, March 19, 20, 22 and 23rd. ■
y Particular efforts will be made to show the season's latest g
1 shapes, shades and trimmings. The largest display of fashion- *
' able millinery, trimmings, ribbons, etc. 5
The latest things in shirt waists, collars, neckwear, buck- s
| les and belts are on display and the proprietors will help you
in every way make appropriate selections. n
Thornton & Cameron f
Next Door To Beach Block 5
Next to Jhe BRUNSWICK Ci * ars
Cost Office Tobacco '
Furnished BILLIARDS and POOL and
Rooms c E XR |pp & SON> p ro p S . Soft Drinks
If You are from Missouri 1
We can "Show You" f
on all I
. Dry Goods, Ladies' Shoes, |
Notions, Etc. |
— T
Sale to Continue for Two Weeks j
MOR 'IV & ' AWES e}
Second St. Kennewick I
Here's a Kettle of Fish
and of mighty fine, fresh quality,
too. Fit for the tab'e of a kinif,
and sweet enoujjh to tempt the
most jfi led appetite. Y\?e are <lealer>
it the freshest Fish that the mar
kers afford, and pride ourselves
noon the uniform quality of It.
I lie best is none too good for us.
nor for our customers. If you
have not yet bought Fish from us
iivike a trial anr.vou will he nur
prised at its splendid quality and
the I ownestj of our prices.
! Kennewick Market
Spokane, solicit your work.
This office is the most up-to
dato in the State of Washing'
ton, every modern appliance is
used, methods are the latest,
anc the most experienced men
in the district are there to do
the work.
When your teeth are troubling
y< u, come to Spokane, come
tn this office; you will find
that our prices are the lowest
that can bp charged for g°°"
| work. i .
A Set of Teeth $5.00
Bridge Work
Crwns .V-'ftr
P is Jess action
The Electro Dentists
518 Riverside Ave., SpoKant .

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