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Twenty-five Cents per Month NO. 20. TALES OF CRUELTY PRACTICED IN MINES SCR-'/VfON. Pa.. Doc. 6.—The Btrlkc commission announced this morning that there would ho a ■hart session today. Father Currnv on the stand de clared the conditions at Wilkes barre to be deplorable. Tie admit ted that Winston, a non-union man, had been brutally murdered, but Bald he did not know whether Win ston had been killed by union or non-union men. The discussion brought out noth ing new and soon developed into a triangular argument regarding the use of the word "scab," Curran con tending that Its use worked an in jury to the general community. Father Curran said that It was never necessary to call out troops In the strikes nnd that the condi tions specified in Governor Stone's military proclamation did not exist. The civil authorities were abun dantly able to cope with all cases Df lawlessness. Andrew Chippie, a 12-year-old breaker boy, was the next witness. He had been to school one year. GIVE TESTIMONY FOR DR. THOMAS The case of Dr. Thomas went to the jury this morning. All the morning wns consumed by Attorney Hopkins for the plaln- Itff and Attorney Graves for the defendant. The case is apparently nto sub stantiated with sufficient proof to warrant the attack made spon Dr. j Thomas, Bnd yesterday afternoon Several prominent physicians and Bttrgeons were put on the stand and their testimony was complimentary to the defendant, showing that ho was a successful surgeon nnd was a careful man in dealing with any case. HEYBURN'S CANDIDACY. Benator-elect Yost and Represent- 1 Rtlve-eleot Warren Flint of Koote nai county. Senator-elect O'Nell of Bhoshone county nnd .ludgu Mor gan are in the city. These gentlemen are all promt nenf in Idaho politics and. though their missions here are not known to a rniijaAllX. It ' 8 generally un derstood Si*"' in mooting here Is to advance the Inter ests or w. B. Heyhurn for the United States senate to succeed Senator Heitfeld, who retires In March. INCREASED. WASHINGTON. Dec. (!.—A bill Increasing the size of homesteads In Alaska from St) to 320 netvs passed tho house this afternoon. SANDPOINT A COMING TOWN. Will F. Whbacker, a prominent business man of Sandpoint, Idaho, Is at the Grand. "Sandpoint has had a wonderful growth In the last year." said Mr. WhltaCker. "Of Course, there Is i limit, but I believe It is the com ing town of northern Idaho. It has had no boom at all, just a steady growth. Tho Humblrd Lumber company's mill has a capacity of 1,000,000 feet per week and in the mill and timber employs several hundred men." Asked If the location of the Pan handle smelter had been definitely (tedded upon, he said: "No. but it is generally conceded It will be at Sandpoint. as there is a good natural location there for It and as the two railways, the Uroat Northern and Northern Pa rifle, are but a mile npnrt at Band point, by putting in spurs the smelter could draw on several good I mining districts," BISHOP CASTLE ILL. The dedication of the Flriji United Brethren church win not lake place tomorrow, owing to the illness of Bishop Castle. FOUR KILLED IN HEAD-END WRECK TALMADOR. 0., Dec. 0— Two Srle freights crashed together In a toad end collision this morning loar tills place. Four trainmen vere killed and five others were everely Injured. The accident occurred on a sharp Ittrve In a snowstorm. The Daughters of the American levolutlon, Bather Reed chapter. old their monthly meeting at Mrs i. A. .lobes', 8413 Second aye., at :30 this afternoon. The subject fas "Historic Paintings iv Miu.i nrp " His father had been killed in tho mines aud owed $50 to the com pany at the time. The boy worked out the father's old account, as well as having to pay rent for bio family. Tho child had been working for four months and had never receh cd a penny. He said the dust was very had in the breaker. His back [got lame sometimes and the boss would then twist his ears and pull his hair, telling him to pick faster. The boys' due-bills when examin ed showed him deeper iv debt than when he began work. | James Gallagher, a miner, wr.s the next witness. He had been em , ployed seventeen years and nine | months. During that time he only (drew $50. I He had to deal at the company's 'store and was kept constantly in debt. When he got too far in ar ' rears ho was given a good chamber where he could make good wage:;. When the debt was almost liquidat ed he would be given a poor cham ber until he was again indebted. Contractor Ttain wa3 on the jstand when adjournment was called for. SAGASTA OUT. I MADRID, Dec. «.—King Alfonso today asked Senor Silvela to form a cabinet to succeed the Sagasta cabinet. The entire new cabinet, it is understood; will bo ultra con servative. MARSHALL SHOOTS TERROR OF TOWN. LEXIS. Chili . Dec. 6.—NelS Ot terson was fatally shot early this morning by Marshal East while re sisting arrest. Otteraon and a man named Meyers of Blackfoot, Idahor Were terrorizing the town, during which shots were exchanged be tween Meyers and the marshal. CARRIE FINED. TOPEKA, Knn., Doc. 6.—Carrie Nation w » fined $10 this morning for disorderly conduct. She refus ed to i>ay and «ts given 10 days ill jail. She says when she gains her freedom she will start another and the biggest crusade of all. INCREASE EFFICIENCY OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS The president of the City and County Sunday School association mot the Sunday school superintend ents at a banquet given at the First Methodist church last evening. About 25 covers were laid. Ad dresses were delivered by the chairman, Mr. Nelson, Rev. B. F. Utl and Rev. A. R. Lambert, D. D. The object of the meeting was to discuss ways and means of in creasing the efficiency pf the Sun day schools of tho county. Committees were formed as fol lows: FORTUNE BIRDS TO BE PROTECTED "For-tune tellun birds 'ere," groans a stock little man with hos tile whiskers on the corner of How ard st. nnd .Main aye. From early morn till late at night, rain or shine and In every other kind of weather three little white birds nnd I four wee green ones sit huddled together on top of this cage ready .to do the bidding of this grlsiled old man who owns thetii. Pay the gruff old fellow io oenta land he will have one of tin* poor The Injured and dead were brought to this city and a wreck ing train was immediately dis patched. Traffic was suspended for several hours, as tho work of removing tho debris was slow, owing to the in tense cold prevailing. CLUB MEETING. The Pellets liemans club met this afternoon at Mrs. Qeorge R. Dyer's, RSII4 Third aye. The program cov ered Tennyson, Hawthorne, Lowell and ltusHoll. The Spokane Press. MEXICAN BOUNDARY LINE INSPECTED. FORT WORTH, Tex., Dec. 6.— I General Blanco, the Mexican repro I sentativo of the international f boundary commission, has gone to California, where, with General Mil tdfi Barlow, representing the United States, he will inspect the long j string of monuments erected along the international boundary many years ago. The distance to be tra versed is the 700 miles from Cali- ! fornia to El Paso. DYNAMITED. NASHVILLE, Term., Dec. 6.— The WhiteviHe Savings bank was dynamited last night and the rob bars escaped with $2000. Rumors that there were irregu larities In the accounts of the coun ty auditor's office are vigorously [denied." Investigations are now in j progress at the request of W. S. McCrea. agent of the bonding com pany which Insures all the county officers and deputies during their official terms. SEATTLE BIDS LOWEST ON TRANSPORT SERVICE Sound City Will Get Business If Change Is Made From Present Service. WASHINGTON, Dec. ('..—lt wns announced by the w;ir department Itoday that the lowest hid for trans portation troops and army sup plies from the Pacitlc coast to Ma nila is that of the Boston Steam ship company of Seattle, which bids $4.25 per ton on freight. $m per thousand feet on lumber. $100 for first class cabin passage, $2"> for transporting a soldier without ra- I Finance committee —To raise $500 |. Ito carry on tho work. t I Census committee —To take a re- ' jligious census of the city and , i county. Superintendents' committee—To effect an organization of Sunday !school superintendents and ex-su perintendents. Training class —To organize a teachers' training class, of which i 'Professor Baylor has offered to take charge at a time and place | Ito be arranged later. The meeting was very enthusi astic and resultful and was entire- j lly undenominational in character. little feathered sprites jump down front thi- porch and select for you a small white envelope which con tains your future, your lovos-to-he and various other loothsayinga Of more or loss significance, These titles of low will soon bo finished if the old fellow does not regulate his hours and keep the birds Inside during bail weather. Captain McClollan of the Door of Hope Is after him and will try and compel the old man to conform to the humane laws of the state. DEPUTIES RIOT. PARIS, Dec. 6.—A riot occurred in the chamber of deputies this afternoon in which several states men were badly pummeled. The nationalists accused the gov ernment of shielding the Humberts and the deputies called each other liars and pigs. Several duels are expected as the outcome. NEWMAN CASE. Tho NYwniun divorce rase, which has been attracting the attention of Judge Kcnnan for the pant wool;, will continue throughout tho day and will interfere with the usual Kriduy ntatlnee. it looks DOW as it the Case would be completed by to morrow afternoon. NOT SHORT. THE WEATHER—Tonight ftrtr* Sunday probably fair. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 6, 1902. FORT WRIGHT GARRISON FOR THE PHILIPPINES Companies M and X, consisting of 135 men of the Seventeenth regiment, now stationed as a gar rison at Fort Wright, will shortly be ordered to the Philippines in ac cordance with the order of the war department, which includes the Seventeenth among 15 regiments which will relieve those now in the islands. The regiment is distributed in Vancouver and Fort l>awton and in the Boise barracks, Idaho, and will SAW LINCOLN SHOT. OSWEGO, N. V., Dec. 5.—8. W. ILoring, first lieutenant U. S. N.. 1 retired, died at his home yesterday. |He witnessed the assassination of President Lincoln and was one of the first to reach the stricken man. Havana.—President Palma has arranged the signing of the reci procity treaty with the United Stales by Commissioners Zaldo and Montes with General Bliss for early next week. It ions, $!m") for transporting a soldier furnishing rations. The Lnldlaw company of Port land, which was the next lowest bidder, bid $4.40 per ton on freight, $11.50-per thousand feet on lumber, but put in no bid on passengers. I'nless some other bidder can j show advantages over the bids of! the Seattle firm, the Boston Steam ship company will get the contract, providing congress approves the ADMITS CHILDREN, j WASHINGTON. Dec. 6.—The sec retary of the treasury today held a hearing in the case of the Cuban children detained at Ellis island on route to the Tingley school at Point Lotus. He concluded to admit the children and telegraphed the au thorities at Ellis island to release the children to the Tingleys' repre sentatives. The principal witness in favor of the school was Special Commissioner Sargent. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. Rerlln.—Emperor William led the band of the cuirassier regiment at Nudeck Wednesday night. Billon. Mont. —A fatal shooting took place hero when a negro fired a pistol into his wife's mouth. Walla Walla. Wash— Bradshaw. the convicted Pasco manslaycr, was brought to the county jail for safe keeping Thursday morning, to gether with his accomplice, William Keilett. ! Seattle, Wash.—Two robbers en tered the home of lira, Henry! I Kampa and. aftertylng her in a chair anil gagging her, robbed the house, securing two diamond ear j rings worth $2. r >o and $8 in cash. Olympia, Wash — The senatorial 1 and railroad commission light | wages more bitter every day. | j Everything depends on the outcome | •ol the King's county fight whether Ankeny or Preston will be elected.! St. Louis.—Charles J, Denny, the millionaire brewer and street rail way director, wns today sentenced to two years in the penitentiary tor bribery. No defense wus offer ied beyond evidence of good chat aoter. Sioux Palls, S. D. —fleorge Bear. an Indian, was hanged hero for j murder yesterday morning. Tho I corpse was oonveyed tothe Brule j reservation for burial. The red j man maintained murvelous stoi jcism. Seattle, Wash—The training ship Nlpsic is to bo replaced by the Philadelphia. The lnttor was ' badly In need of refitting, but, as i the cost wonld have exceeded |500,. ! 000, It was decided to spend the. ; money on a new boat nnd put the Philadelphia Into the training serv lice. Pittsburg, Pa.—Rumors are rife that the hard coal mining com panies will dispose of their prop ionics to the large coal-carrying companies. The time Is not oppor tune for carrying out this scheme jur.t now,- but ns soon as the tiltua- Itton ct«)ace it will probably go , through. James Reiley, recently released from jail Is again languishing. This tine, It Is charged, ho got away .with an overcoat from the store ol ltd. KoatUelt eat Stevens et. be accompanied by Its full comple ment of officers. Lieutenant Colonel Ray will not go with the troops, as his command is the Eighth regiment, but all the other officers now stationed at the fort will be with their companies. At the fort this morning nothing in the way of official notification had been received, but the order was expected. No preparations had been, made for the companies leav ing. Nothing Is yet known as to the probable successors of Companies M and X as Fort Wrieht's garrison. MARKETS. Th# following quotations are fur nished by the Coe Commission com pany, Rookery building: Chicago market — May wheat, opening. 75>4c; close, May corn, opening, 43% c; close, 43 Mc. May oats, opening, 32% c; close, 32 %c. May pork, opening, $15.25; close, $15.22. Minneapolis market —May whea*, opening; 74c; close, 73% c, change from the present system, which action seems almost certain. PORTL\ND, Ore., Dec. 6.—The news that Seattle has made the lowest bid for the transport serv ice has thoroughly aroused Port land merchants and a movement has been started to secure the busi ness for Portland if possible. The Chamber of Commerce has wired Senator Mitchell to get info the flgbt In behalf of Portland. It is proposed to utilize Vancouver barracks as a point of distribution for returned soldiers instead of Angel Island at San Francisco. A special meeting ot merchants has been called for Monday to begin an acme campaign. THE PENSION BILL PASSES THE HOUSE WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.- When the house mot this morning Speaker | Henderson announced the regular committee appointments. Mr. Glass Of Virginia, democrat, on Pacific , railroad and postofflce expenditures, and Mr. Billmeyer of Pennsylvania, SHAH OF PERSIA GETS RECKLESS VIENNA, Dec. s.—The Tngcblntt sayß the shah of Persia has caused great agitation by reducing his ha rem from 1100 women to UO. THE ANDERSON JURY SAYS MANSLAUGHTER Ous Anderson, who Ins been in custody since last August for kill ing Ed pHgerstone while under the inlluenioe of liquor, was found guilty of manslaughter this morning. The o«ee Weut to the jury ut 10 o'clock last night and a verdict was nto reached until nearly la hours later. Attorneys Lund and Townsend made o> statement of tho various elements' of uncertainty iv the case. The statement of Judge Townsend pertaining to Insanity gave evidence of much study and preparation. When Prosecuting Attorney Poln dexter attacked Anderson to tho CONDENSED CITY NEWS. The postofflce department Is hav ing some lnrge sales In stamps and stamped paper Some dnys the or der from one tlrm will amount to 11800 or |400. Tho Card cltlh had a very enjoy ublo dance last evening at the home of Miss Agnes Clark, at the Vomer of Third and Spruce. About 125 COUpICS were present. PETERSON THINKS SPOKANE VERY BAD. Oscar Peterson, a native of Swe iden, thinks Spokane is a pretty bad town. He arrived on the west bound Northern Pacific this morn ing and decided to stop off for a couple days. While in the depot he laid his $75 fur coat on the seat and went to the ticket window to make some inquiry. He states that during this time «omrone made off with the coat. Several people saw a man walk away with the garmr-rt. but the fellow was so bold about it he aroused no suspicion. REED BETTER. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. — Mr. Reed's symptoms as given by this morning's bulletin are not as favor able as yesterday. He fails to re tain nourishment and suffers nan- sea with highly depressing effects. WASHINGTON, Dec. G. — Mr. Reed is much better this after noon. ' YOUNG EDITORS. "Orange and Black," the High school paper, made its first appear ance yesterday. It contains much interesting matter. The editorial staff consists of Grace Cowherd, Walter Lafrenz, Cleve Eaton, Ralph Rogers, Pearl Eddy, Elsie Klesling. Mabel Weed, Monroe Miller, La mont Barnes and Frank Wilson. TO KILL CZAR. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 6 —Sev- eral young mea, residents of Llva dla, have been arrested for alleged complicity in a plot to assassinate the czar. PEARSON DENYS IT. Gust Pearson, in reply to an in quiry with reference to the com plaint of the man Eric Laden that no was robbed of $ISO in the Stock holm saloon'last night, said: "I was in the saloon until 4 o'clock this morning and heard no word of any complaint until I saw it iv the paper. You may take it from me that there was no robbery at all. I intend to probe this matter and am consulting my lawyers this afternoon. Deputy Pugh has been at the county court in charge of Ous An derson, who has been on trial for murder in the first degree. democrat, on mines and mining, were included in, the list. As a committee of the whole the house took up the pension bill. The bill was reported at 12:16 o'clock and was passed 10 minutes later .without opposition. The Ixmdon dockage bill was call led, but was made special business for Monday. It Is regarded as an astounding reform. The people accuse the shah of being converted into reck less revolutionary ideas by his European travels. jury the wife of the prisoner faint ed and was removed from the room. In an interview with Attor ney Lund this morning after the verdict was given Mr. Lund said: "We have to accept the cerdlct I had no doubt at the time or have I now that the man was insane at the time of the killing. It is possi ble, hut not probable, that a new trial will be asked for." The verdict was received by the prisoner and his family without any demonstration. From one to twenty years is the penalty for manslaughter, and the sentence will be passed by Judge Richardson probably Monday. Mrs. John C. fttHf 1011 Is mourn ing tho loas of her daughter, Jennie C. Peterson, aged 12 yearn, who died yesterday at her home, fM« Hatch st. The funeral will takr place tomorrow at 2 ~ o'o'oclT'froiu tho home and the Interment will he made at Greenwood cemetery. Ke\ J J. iiuleen officiating. Spokane Bank *Jl«*wances Today were $325,282 One Year Ago , . . . ,299.784 Gain of . . . . . j 25,498 LOWEST PRICE STORE IN SPOKANE FOR GOOV GOODS. WHITEHOUSEfo* DRY GOODS \5 v js/vm his A./TC //owa«o. Ladies' and Children's Hosier, id Underwear al Cost Broken Lines and Sizes. Ladies' "Oneita" union suits, heavy cotton ribbed, fleece lined; regular price, $1.00 suit; CQ#» sale price r OwC Ladles' all wool vests and pants, flat knit; CQ*» regular prices, $1.00 and $1.25; sale price, garment OSJC Ladies' fine cotton and wool and cotton vests and pants; regular price, 75c garment; sale price «»C Ladies* cashmere hose, warranted fast black, double sole, heel and toe; regular price, 35c; 09t* sale price, per pair COG Children's heavy cashmere hose, fast black, double sole, heel and toe; regular price, 35c pair; *m sale price •»*•• 325-27-29 RIVERSIDE. THE WONDER 409*413 Riverside Avenue see our $9.9$ Window Display Great Reduction in Prices of Ladies* Coats and JacKets. Your cKoice 0f... $12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 for BLAME PORTER. CHICAGO, Dec. ti. —The police today are making a vigorous search (or Muck Passett, the porter of the Lincoln hotel, where the holocaust occurred Thursday. The fire Inspector In fixing the blame says lit his report that no had been lost had Passed JWned In the alarm and that he \!Vs therefore criminally negligent. Deputy United St itefl Marsha! Ide departci on the evening train I for Seattle, Beautiful Parlor Furniture Artistic designs, richly Up holstered —everything in par '< r furniture worthy of own ership can be seen on our floors. Styles to suit every tavto and every purse. $9 98 BRYAN FRIEND TO THE UNIONS. At a social banquet given by the Men's club of the First Pr#~:,y terian church E. A. Bryan, presi dent of the Washington Agricul tural college spoke on the labor question from an economic stand point, and his address strongly favored unionism. About 64 mem bers of the club and a few strang . ens were in attendance. 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