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Guests fiee in Night Dress-Bradley
- Machinery Co&npany Heavy Losers.
Fire totally destroyed the Hotel I
Ridpath and caused heavy losses
to th# Brad ley Machinery company,
the Goodsell-Wilioti Hardware com
pany ami the Studebaker company,
ail of which occupied the ground
floor ef the structure. The dam
age may foot up $200,000. No Uve3
The lire started at 1:30 o'clock
and burned fiercely for seven hours.
The prompt and heroic work of
Night Clerk Baker undoubtedly
proved the salvation of many of
the hundred or more guests, whom
he warned in time to make their
escape from the building, every
ruom of which was occupied.
Vhc flames, it Is thought, started
in (the office of the Bradley Ma
chinery company and quickly burn
ed through the floor, thence catch
ing in a quantity of oakum and
waste, from where they spread to
Other inflammable matter.
The draft of the air shaft caused
the fire to rapidly gain headway.
The walls around the shaft fur- j
nlshed the next food for the flames, !
Which rushed to the top of the
building with a roar.
The night clerk and several .
guests were having a chat and good
night smoke in the hotel office
when smoke was discovered coming
up the elevator shaft. Baker Im
mediately jumped to the telephone]
BIG POLICE GRIST.
Henry Barton, John Anderson
and !•. J. McClelland, the three al
leged bunco men, asked time to
enter n plea. The ease will be
taken up tomorrow, Bond was set
at $200 each.
John Purdy, who beat James Van
Horn with a billiard cue, had Ills
case postponed until tomorrow.
Frank FerrO, arrested charged
•with carrying concealed weapons,
l'orfelfflK his -bond.
Frank Riley, who was recently
let out.'of the county jail, was to
day given a fine of $10$ for beg
ging, and the court recommended
the police put hlra to work.
Quite a spirited argument took
place In court today between Hans
JObnßOn and Louis Pcono. Swede
and Indian. Peone Mid Moses Phil
lip were ai re; ted and charged with
being drunk and Johnson, the com
plaining witness, accused the In
'Uian of calling him names. Peone
goth the best of the argument, but
he and his friend got $1 :uul costs.
BALTIMORE, Md. Dee. 12.—
Grace Protestant Episcopal church,
the leading church of Its denomina
tion in Baltimore, today began a
notable celebration of its golden
jubilee. The anniversary exercises
are to Continue through Sunday and
among the notable participants will
be Bishop Potter of New York,
Bishop Brewster of Connecticut,
Bishop Paret of Maryland and Pres
ident Ira lionise* of Johns Hop
JACKSON, Miss. bee. 12. The
faithful band of women who devote
their time atyl energies to keeping
niive the agitation for equal suf
frage In Mississippi are assembled
In stale convention here today. The
Sessions are being held behind
closed doors with Mis. Hale Ham
mond But! of I'larksdale, president
of the state association, presiding.
It Is the purpose of the meeting
to reorganize the old forces and to
draw up plana for renewed activity
liming the coming year.
L. H. Larson of Pair field, who
has charge of the erection of the
new beet sugar factory at Wavorly,
is, l'n tho city and will begin work
upon 'he building Immediately.
WAS EMPLOYED TO
DOCK MINERS' WAGES
SCHANTON, Pa., Hoc. 12.—Cor- i
mer nocking Boss Ridgway of the i
Temple, Coal company was the first i
witness this morning before the an
thracite strike commission.
He said lie was requested to
make an average deduction of & to
7 per cent continually, even in
(smfS whore ttiu coal was perfectly
The Spokane Press.
without waiting to ascertain the
cause of the smoke and sent in
j The department responded very
promptly, They had a moat tedious
, task getting the hose into the
building as the dense smoke, prob
ably caused by the burning waste
and oil, made the work most diffl
, cult. Hose lines were then run up
the lire escape and water was turn
ed on from the top floor of the
The losses sustained have not
been closely estimated. That of
the Bradley Machinery company,
in drawings and machinery, will
be among the heaviest.
Besides the Bradley company the
I Ooodsell-Wilson Hardware and the
|StUdebaker companies have stores
on the Brat floor. Their losses will
be comparatively small.
The Studebaker company saved
all its valuable carriages and wag
ons, which the crowd assisted in
running out as soon as it was seen
they were in danger.
Chief Myers, when asked his
opinion ns to the cause of the flre,
| said: "it is impossible to tell just
what was the cause. It is possible
jit was combustion of the oil in the
|Allis-Chalmers store, which could
[have become overheated from the
steam pipes. My idea is it was
caused by crossed electric wires."
Aside from Colonel W. M. Bid
path, owner of the building, Mrs.
Baton, who owned the handsome
THE OLD ARMY NAG WILL ENJOY LIFE.
President Roosevelt, in his message so Congress, recommends legislation to prdtoide for the keeping of
old army horses. They will do light work at army posts.
DRAMA AT GON7.AGA.
The Qoncega Dramatic club is
now preparing to give a drama en
titled "Dark Before Dawn" for the
benefit of the Athletic club, and for
the same purpose the College He
bating society will give a- public de
bate some time next month.
clean and carrying the necessary
amount of tupping. He denied tho
company's claim that the dockage
was only 1 per cent.
Other witnesses testified regard
ing tin 1 operators' attitude since
the strike was called off. showing
their Inclination to keep the strike
|Officials out of employment
THE WEATHER—Tonight probably light snow with fair Saturday.
furniture, is among the heaviest
losers. Her story of the fire fol
"I was Startled from ray slumbers
by a loud rapping on the door and
was informed Of the fire. Every
room in the hotel was occupied and
last night we bad to put people
in the parlor. 1 suppose all the
furnishings were utterly ruined. My
loss is probably $30,000, which is
only partially covered b> Insurance,
possibly amounting to 115,000 or
$16,000. It is a very lucky thing
indeed that no lives were lost."
Mrs. Baton is prostrated this morn
ing and has taken to her room at
G. o. Bradley, manager of 11.*
Allis-Chalmers company said:-"Our
loss will not amount to much on
the machinery, as the water would
not do much damage to the ma
chinery, though the office is a
wreck. Our drawings were of the
greatest value and can never be re
Detective Weir, who rooms on
the fourth floor, describes his ex
perience as follows:
"Johnny Nero, my roommate, and
myself were startled by a loud
noise and somebody shouting: 'The
Are chief orders everybody out!'
Up we both jumped and by that
time everyone was shouting. Some
that there was plenty of time:
others, to hurry. Johnny and 1 got
into our clothes and 1 fortunately
got a few personal effects together
and we ran into the hall to be met
by a cloud of smoke. The guests
rushed everywhere, some to the
stairs, others to the flre escape.
We had plenty of time to make our
escape. All 1 saved was a suit of
clothes and Mr. Nero lost every
thing excepting What he wore."
SALT LAKE, Hoc 12.—The Mor
mon church now holds the balance
'of political power in four stales
and will loop hold it In seven.
rtah, Wyoming, Colorado and
Idaho are controlled by the vote of
the members of that church, di
rected by the authorities thereof,
and soon Montana will be peopled
by enough "f them to hold the bal
ance of power, while Arizona and
New Mexico, which may be admit
ted at the coming session of con
gress, will send to Washington two
senators and one congressman
each who will be in accord with the
administration and will vote and
work for the interests of the church
whenever they come before either
bouse of congress for action.
Had It not been for tin- work of
the church officials, Utah and Idaho
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, FHIDAY, DECTMBKK 12, 1902.
Postmaster Hartson feels as -if
he belonged to the fire department
for years. He was connected at
ono time with the firm of Hartson
c- Holloway in the Symons block,
which li in close touch with the
Ridpath. When notified that the
Hidpath was going down in ashes
and that the Symons block was In
B fair way to follow the fate of
the Ridpath at, 2:10 o'clock within
five minutes Mr. Hartson was mov
ing his library out of the Symons
block into a hallway to await fur
Mr. Hartson has no desire to
criticize the work of the flre de
partment, but he is satisfied that
"on a down hill run" he has them
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—Panicky
conditions prevail in Wall street
this morning, and the greatest ex
citement in many months reigns.
Broker! are flooded with selling or
Among other securities the
Southern Pacitic lost 3 cents and
Union Pacific 2V& cents.
Some of the firms are hard hit.
Pearson & Co., one small but well
known firm, has failed. Towards
noon a big rally began.
PITTSFIELD. *N. J., Dec. 12.—
Mrs. Hannah Nelson, who inherited
a fortune through the death of her
daughter, Mrs. Charles lfair, is crit
RUSSIA ADDS TO NAVY
i ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 12.—A
large increase in the navy is
planned for 1903, The budget made
public today shows an increase of
18,000,000 for new ,ships.
would have each east its vote for
the democratic candidates at the
| In Wyoming the Saints hold the
balance of power, and by their
votes can turn the scale either way.
Wyoming la a close state when the
Mormon vote is excluded, and it is
the ambition of all politician* to
get the vote of that element.
It is estimated that there aro
9000 Saints in Idaho.
Western Colorado has 7000 Mor
mons scattered through the fertile
valleys, and they vote as they are
directed. Whenever the church re
veall the "will of Deity," be It in
business or politics, the brethren—
aye. and the sisters, too, for wom
en have the franchise in I'tah. Wy
oming. Colorado and Idaho—vote as ,
i per the divine command.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—A dis
patch from Minister Bowen to the
state department this morning siys
that President Castro has request
ed him to ask Germany and Great
Britain that the difficulties arising
from claims of alleged damages and
injuries to German and British sub
jects during the civil wars in Vene
zuela be submitted to arbitration.
In obedience to the orders of the
navy department the Marietta sail
ed from Curacao for Laguayra this
morning to protect the American
LAGCAYRA, Dec. 12.—President
Castro's decree calling all Vene
zuelans bottween the ages of 18 and
50 to arms carries with it the order
to arrest all those who refuse to
volunteer as traitors.
The great patriotic demonstration
continues in Caracas. Attempts to
seize Laguayra an( i Cabello are mo
PRINCETON, N. J., Dec. 12.—
The annual debate between repre
sentatives of Harvard and Prince
ton universities take place here to
night and it promises to be the
event of the collegiate year. The
Princeton debaters will support the
affirmative and the Harvard men
the*negative side of the question:
I "Resolved, That whenever in the j
j event of continued domestic vlo-|
' lence lives and property are not
adequately protected by a state, it
is for the public good that the
president should have the power to
afford protection without the appli
cation of the state for federal aid."
HARES HER DEBUT.
fjONOON, Dec 12. — East on
Lodge, Lady Warwick's beautiful
plare in Bssex, is just now the cen
tertof social interest, the occasion
bettg a grand ball to mark the
defsit of Lady Warwick's daughter,
Ijidy Marojrio Qrevllle. The ball
takes place tonight and tho festiv
i'ies will continue through the re
mainder of the week.
WITH CUBA SIGNED
fiAVANA, Dec. it.—News came
by cablegram from Secretary ltllss
Ibis Btomlag, saying that a draft
of a tariff treaty had bin-tt signed
by hiuisclf ami the secretaries of
BERLIN, Dec. 12 —It is officially |
'stated today that President Cas- i
tro's decision to fight, will in no
wise change Germany's attitude re- \
K*nftiig trie occupation of the ter-!
rltory. Germans will not advance
into the interior. Ttelther will they
attempt to capture Castro. The '
whin" will merely maintain the .
CARACAS. Dec. 12— Prepara
tions for resistance are being made
With feverish energy. City de- !
fenßes and all strategetic points
surrounding Laguayra are being
pushed. All the coal is being sent
from Laguayra to Caracas. All
railway cars of the British line
have been sent out of Laguayra so
that .transportation of troops by
rail is impossible.
LAGUAYRA. Dec. 12.—The Vene
zuelan government has seized all
the German and English railways
and telephone lines.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12.—The
I cable ship Silvertown commenced
jthc laying of the Honolulu cable to
jday. President Mackay says the
| cable will be ready for operation
iby Christmas. Thousands of San
Franciscans witnessed the cere
mony at the beach, including the
school children and public officials.
COUNCIL TO HEAR
The complaints" against the
Stockholm saloon, sworn? to by J.
S. Lichty and W. D. Xicholls be
fore H, D. Skinner, notary public,
came before the city council at a
special meeting last evening. In I
the absence df the city clerk. Miss
O. M. Gardiner performed the duties
of his oliice.
Mr. Pratt moved that the com-,
plaint be heard on Wednesday, De
cember 17. 1602, in the council
chamber at 7:3b p. m.. and that a
copy of the complaint be served
upon Gust Pearson, notifying him
of the time and place of hearing.
The president was authorized to
issue subpenaes in order to secure
the necessary witnesses.
On the suggestion of Mr. Bald
win the mayor, the chairman of the
board of police and the chief of
police will be requested to be pres
ent. The meeting then adjourned.
Miss Maggie Dolan, the handsome
young dressmaker wno was recent
ly injure*! by being struck, it is I
said, with a piece of four-foot cord- j
wood thrown from a waapn by
Teamster WUi Gray, will bring suit
against Frank Hicks, who was
Gray's employer at the time of the
"The injuries received by Miss
Dolan were such as to disfigure her
for life, and her attorney, Mr. Rice,
believes that she is entitled to con
siderable damages. Miss Dolan is
SAVES HISTORIC HOUSE.
NSW YORK. Doc. 12.—Leading
members of patriotic and historical j
societies of New York and other
persona Interested Id the preserva-'
tlon of bistorleul relics made up a
idelegation that visited Mayor Low
at the city hall today and present
led plans for the purchase by the
'city of the historic Kraunce's tav
ern, at Pearl and Broad sts.. where .
the first meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce was held, and in
!which the famous "long' room,"
where Washington bade farewell to
his OfflOerS at the closic of the revo- ■
lution, is Included. The structure
lis admirably preserved and is still '
occupied as a tavern. It is pur
posed to purchase enough adjoining \
property to make a public park. It j
Is estimated that the cost to the
city will bw about $370,000.
Spokane union of the Order of
Washington ga\e a dance last night
at Pacific hall. It was one of the
most complete social events of the
season and was a splendid success
financially. About 100 couples were
state utnl treasury at 11 o'clock last
The terms of the treaty were uot
dtftllmd, but It Is understood to
provide a 20 per Otmt reduction on
goods passing cither way Between
tliu United buuoo and Cuba.
ON SPOKANE PRAIRIE
CooK (©• Clarhe Agts.
715 Riverside Aye.
HOHE ON TIME.
We can make our easwy payment
plan suit everybody. The best way
for the poor man to GET A HOME.
Be the landlord's slave no longer.
Strike out for freedom. We will
help you, if you will let us.
HOMES AT $850 TO $2200
are just the thing for you. Take
four wife to loon at them. She
will be delighted with the prospect
of owning one of them.-
F. FLINT ft CO.,
8011,2 Riverside Aye.
Modern six-room dwelling
on Indiana aye., half Mock
from car line. This is a
LET IS SHOW YOU.
WESTERN TRUST AWD
1718 Jamieson Block.
Tel. Main 323. .
New live-room modern house, fur
nlshc i; built for a home; close in,
rents for $35; price, $2200; easy
J. MONROE HEATON,
31-32 Jamieson Bldg.
2*4 to 10 acre tracts of good gar
d< n and fruit land, near car line;
part cash, balance time.
4 acres, on fjprague st. car line;
1$ lots, SOxltl, on Sprague aye.,
$3t» each: part cash.
li>o acres, join city Tor $7.5f>.
120 acres in southern Oregon, $3
Herkeirath & Smlllie,
318 Riverside Aye.
buys slxrocm house, on Fifth aye.,
one block from car line, desirable
location; terms, $200 cash; balance
I imendori & timtndorf
321 RocHery Building.
CHICAGO, Dec. 12— May wheat
Opens, 78e: close. 7T l .c. May
i .111-Opens. close. 44 %c.
.May oats —Opens. Mttc; close.
SSVtc. May pork—Opens, $15.43;
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12.—May
iwheat" Opens, 7oc, close. 76% c
Spokane Bank Clearances Today__
were 1306,084 i
One Year Ago , . . . 289,254
Gain of • 16,830
Fifty men now working on
buildings and in the streets
of Crowder's addition. Two
third:? of the addition sold,
but some of the best have
been reserved, and if yon
want close in property that
will make you quick money,
this is the property.
TOO MUCH SNOW
to sell farm property, so we must
■ dispose of some of our city snaps.
Nine large lots, close to car line,
good soil, not far from river; price,
I Good eight-room house, full base
! ment, three lots, on corner, bearing
fruit, 2000 feet hothouses, including
\ crop of lettuce worth $300, close to
car line; a nice home for retired
farmer; greenhouses will bring an
income of $700 a year; price, $2000;,
Four-room house, on car line, city,
water, nice lot on graded street,
close to car; price. $500.
Six-room modern house on Can
non hill, corner, 00x100, on car line,
ftnelocation; price, $2200; terms.
PHIL T. BECHER A CO.,
Exchange Bank Bldg., Room 1.
L N. MOWORT
322 FERNWELL BLK.
Tel. Ked 17St>. Res. Tel. White 232:
$200—Fine corner and Inside lot,
Union Park; abstract furnished.
$900 —A block ot five lots, all
large lct3, adjoining Corbin Park,
on water main. Will sell the whole
block or divide to suit you and givo
very easy terms.
$1000 —Good flve-room house, cor
ner and inside lot on graded street,
at good terms.
1 have some nice lots In Forest
Park addition in block joining Mon
roe £t. Fine location for a home.
Come and see them.
New strictly modern stone house.
5 rooms, bath and toilet, good loca
tion; price , $2100
8-room modern house, bath, toilet,
excellent location; price $2850
. .3-room house, good lot; price, $753
Adjoining Hay's Park; level and*
i i m-rnm ca
405 RiversUe Ay».. City
20 LEVEL LOTS
NEAR CAR LINES, fttS TO
€. F. CLOIKiH & CO.
309 Empire State Bl«g.
Phone Main 304. I
Gardner & Gardner,
8 MARBLE BANK BUILDING.
Palouse Land Co.
We have the best bargains
and surest returns In Palouae
lands that have been offered.
Two miles north of Diamond,
160 to 640 acres, heavy black
loam, well watered, easy 4
terms, $36 par acre.
D. X. HAM, President
221 The Rookery. 1
and buy this neat, new, modern,
up-to-date four-room cottage, with
large attic, furnished complete, in
cluding gas stove, electric lights.
Hring your truuk and $800; balance
J2S per month, no interest.
F. ». . BARRETT A CO, ft Poet St.
PBI1K: ONR CENT.
WINTER don't stop ug.
SNOW don't stop us.
25-26 Jamieson Block.
Tei. Main 3.
Real t stale
T«L Red 4421.