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Twenty-five Cents Per Nontb. TKUFHOMTi MAlir 178. SECOND YEAH. NO. 04. "no surrender; - says the chief Woydt Will Defy Powers That Be— .. Proposes to See Thing Through v to the Bitter End. Chief Woydt Says: "I Will Not Surrender." "I am not going to surrender in this matter. I have done my duty, and do not propose to be kicked out." THE MAYOR SAYS "I CAN!" Section 33, city charter, reads: "He (the mayor) shall have power at all time. In any emergency, of which hs shall be the judge, to assume command of the whole or any part of the police force of ths city. In case of riot, turn-alt or violent disturbance of the pub lic order the mayor shall have, as th* exigency In his judgment may require, the right to assume c jntrol for the time being of ths police force; but before assuming suc'.i control hs shall Issue his proclama tion to that offset, and It shall be the duty of the board of police and the chief of police to execute ordsrs promulgated by him for ths suppression of suoh tumult and the restoration of order." At police beadquaiters today every tiling was as unlet as If emergency proclamations were un everyday oc- CUrN nee. Chief Woydt and Captain Coverly •re both assuming the duties of head fl. the police force, treating each other with the utmost courtesy and passing pleasantries with officers and visitors. "Good morning, hoys." was Chief "Woydt's greeting ns he entered head quarter*-*: at 9:41 tills morning. doing directly into the Inner office he commenced to unload his topcoat, remarking as he did so: "Well, I'll tell' you, boys, you are still under my Instructions until such time as I see my attorney nnd get Instructions as to my standing." Sergeant HollOWSy, Detectives Mc- Phee and Mcllcrinolt und Desk Offices Walker were present when the chief entered. Chief Woydt remained about 10 minutes and then went up Jo his office and did not appear at the station again for some time, In the mean time at 8:15 Captain Coverly entered from the stairway leading from the first floor of the city hall and with a "Good morning" addressed In a gen eral way to everyone present took a Chair nnd picking up a paper address ed himself to scanning Its contents. When asked if he could not give nut the name of the mysterious wit ness In the gambling case whose shadow cut such a big figure In the emergency proclamation Issued by Mayor Boyd last night In which the chief was deposed, Mr. Woydt said: "There were two of them. They will keep stirring up this thing until they get the worst of It. I told Pros ecuting Attorney Kimball In my of fice, In the presence of Sergennt Sulli van, thnt I could not give the names. Mr. Kinibiill admits this, but says he sanctioned the sending of the cases to the upper courts In the hope ttoat witness might be secured, hut aays that he served notice ou the police department thnt time that he Would never again undcrtuler to prose cute a criminal case under similar conditions. He thought it was the duty of law officers to protect tho public tirst nnd individuals afterward. In "view of the situntlon as It stands nt present Corporation Coun sel JudHoii said: "1 am not In a po- The spirit Came Back T.APORTE, lnd., Jan. 20.-Tho jury in the Mrs. Rhode Benaam $20,000 will case this morning after 12 hours delib eration gave a verdict for defendant, sustaining the will. The testiix was a spiritualist and the testimony show ed she communicated with friends eince death, by slate writing, regarding Ihe contest. Her will wns allowed to go to the jury. The jury declared Mrs. llenhnin was sound mentally and not influenced when she made the will. Portland, Ore.—The I'nited States Circuit court has declined to Intervene ia the rase of Pleasant Armstrong, the condemned murderer, who Is sen tenced to hung Juuuary 22. The Spokane Press. lltlon now to express nn opinion ns to the merits of the case. I am under the directions of Mayor Uoyd as the head of the city government.'' Mr. Judson. however, suld that he hnd already given it as his opinion that in assuming control of the police the mayor would still have to issue nil orders through the chief to the of ficers of the police force. Assistant Corporation Counsel Con nor declined to discuss the subject beyond referring the reporter to Sec tion 23 of the city charter. Judge Hinkle said thnt no emer gency could arise In which he would have to officially recognise either Chief Woydt or Captain Coverly as the head of the police department in such a way as to express an opinion as to which way he leaned In the present controversy. Mayor Boyd's Letter. "Members of the Police Depart ment: Gentlemen— You are of course aware that the mayor has assumed command of the police department. Mr. Woydt Is still chief of police, but pending the emergency is depriv ed of authority. You will until fur ther orders take your Instructions from Captain Coverly. Any member of the force who refuses to do this or who obeys nny order Issued by the chief will bo at once suspended from duty. Hy obeying the orders of the mayor you are sure to be on the safe side. I am alone responsible for the present condition of affairs, and shall expect every man to do his duty. "L. F. BOYD, Mayor." "I Am Still Chief." "I am still the legal chief of the police of this elty and will continue to enforce all legal orders Issued by Mayor ltoyd, notwithstanding his proclamation Issued last ntght. "The mayor presumes thnt his proclamation suspends my (lowers ns chief Not so. I hnve given bond for the faithful discharge of the duties of the 0006 und am still the legal chief. "Tbe mnyor declared an emergency. The ordinance says the mayor may The Iroquois Inquest CHICAGO, Jan. 20.—More than 100 witnesses remain to he examined In the Iroquois Inquest and It will re quire at least another week. If the coroner decides to cull only lmportnnt witnesses, it may close this week. Bdwln Price, manager of "Mr. Blue beard" company, was on the stand this morning. Ills testimony showed the work of the Chicago building Inspect ors Is poor nnd light compared with the Inspectors of other cities. He laid all the blame on the theater man agement and tried to exonerate Klaw & Brlanger, C. P. Tahahaefcj, a well known Jap anesa merchant of Heuttlc, Is In tho city, stopping at the ParlMc hotel. Judge H. S. Anderson of I^wlatou. Idaho, a prominent politician of the stale. Is in the city uu business. declare an emergency when one ex ists. But In this case it does not actually exist but is a creation of the imagination, therefore he hnd no right to issue his proclamation. "I am still chief." The above in substance is the side of the question from CHief Woydt's viewpoint. At the meeting of the council last night Mayor Boyd de clared an emergency, appointed' Cap tain Coverly noting chief of police nnd deposed Woydt. Today AVoydt has posted an open letter to the mayor containing a page and a half of typewritten copy. He explains his side of the matter, quotes the ordinance under avhich the mayor acted and boldly proclaims himself still the chief. Woydt to the Mayor. Chief Woydt addressed n letter to the mayor this afternoon denying the right of the mayor to remove him under the charter provision quoted above. The chief says that there must be an emergency, and that no such emergency exists. In closing, he says: "1 brief, then, I wish to notify you thai notwithstanding your proclama tion, 1 am the legally qualified and acting chief of police of the city of Spokane. T shall continue in the pos session of said office and shall main tain such possession to the full ex tent of my ability, and will continue to discharge the duties of that office, at all times recognizing, however, all legal orders that may lie issued to me by you us mayor. Respectfully, "R M. WOYDT, •Chief.of Police." Lower Howard Gossip. After the news was received last night that Chief of Police Woydt had been deposed by the mayor there was much talk regarding the matter. Bow er Howard street received the news with rejoicing and there was much •speculation and conjecture as to who would receive the appointment to succeed the chief. One thing seems certain nnd that Is the office will not go out of the department. Several names were strongly talk ed of the first suggestion being that Captain Coverly would continue to fill the place ns acting chief. But this is one of the best political plums of the city and It is not expected such will be the case. There Is considerable talk today regarding three detectives. Alexander Maedonald talk is in tho air. And there aro many who say the oflice of chief will fall to the lot of De tective McPhee. Detective Bob Briley has many supporters. Another thing seems certalp: The liquor dealers of the city should name the chief. It was these men who had Woydt kicked out nnd as a matter of course they will not allow any one to get the office who will follow di rectly In the footsteps of the ex-chief and harrnss the liquor Interests. The three detectives named are all level-headed men who have good rec ords of service on the force. They are all firm men of good Judgment. Although keeping down vice. they will not attempt to purify mntters In a day. so It is claimed by their supporters. James Low Talked of. From developments this afternoon It looks as though James bow will be advanced by the lower Howard street people for the office of chief of police. Low Is said to be the par ticular favorite for the oflice and the Dompsle forces nre using all their In fluence to put Low Into the position. Low wus formerly county clerk and Is said to have a strong pull In cer tain quurters. Police Change Mayor Boyd directed n second let ter to Captain Coverly todnjr instruct ing him to place Detecting D. D. Mc- Phee In charge of the police force as acting captain and relieving Sergeant Sullivan from special duty nnd re turning him to his position as patrol sergeant. PORTLAND, Mc, Jan. 20-The North American Ki»h and Game Pro tective association began its fourth an nual meeting in this city today with delegateH present from various parts of the I'nited States and Canada. The association, as its name implies, is to aid in the enforcement of luws for the protections of forest and stream from pot-hunters and other ruthless slaugh terers of game. An interesting pro gram of papers snd discussions haa Men arranged for the present meeting which is to last through two days. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1904. The Joke Is Becoming Serious. It seems that Chief Woydt actually took down two curtains In n saloon; nnd Is therefore persona pon gratia to the powers that be. It is Inevitable that the mayor's administration should now charge Itself with the serious duty of"*fflcially decapitating a police official who dares to carry reform to* far. The Incident is worthy of a comic opera. Still, The Prean must take Mayor Boyd seriously. The Press scorns the idea that there ts any politics mixed up with the situation. j This paper mildly protests that ordinarily a public man Is judged, not by his words, but by his acts.; Surely the mayor Is anxious to be judged by his official acts? It i is, of course, possible that the mayor's excessive regard for the* welfare of the city within recent days is shown as follows: "Upon whut meat doth thia.our Caesar feed That he Is grown so great?" That Mayor Boyd Is so concerned about the condition of this town Is shown by the following: > When The Press showed thnt Spokane had exceeded her legal, bonded indebtedness by something m«we than 127.000, the mayor of this town permitted a most critical fact to pass unnoticed. In almost any other city in this country there would have been decis ive action. But Boyd did nothing at ail. It was shown that the local pesthouse is run without trained nurses, patients subjected to cruelties and Indignities. In almost any other town the mayor would -have felt the disgrace keenly, but Boyd sat perfectly still nnd never opened his mouth. And what did Boyd do when the sum of $25,000 for Hangman bridge was tendered by willing politicians? He sat still; passed It by. When the preachers suggested that the nude sights In the alleys might not be so offensive if the women were moved up stairs, Boyd begged the question, urging that the police could keep an open eye easier. Soon after, a smallpox patient walked out of the wooden shack known as the pesthouse and terrorized women about to become mothers. If Boyd felt a sting of personal responsibility, he gave no sign. . . It may be that Boyd does not know how he is regarded; that, secure In his Idea of personal greatness, he has failed to make pil grimages beyond the limits of hia own constituency, and is therefore to be excused. The Press certainly finds him consistent In this, that he Is now endeavoring to prove thnt chief of Police Woydt Is objectionable because Woydt his seen fit to do his duty as he sees It—suppressing and keeping in check the slum element. PEACE IS ASSURED LONDON, Jan. 90.—The Berlin correspondent of the Ball-Mall Gazette wires that he is assured by absolutely trustworthy authority that Russia has positively decided for peace and will PATTI WILL HAVE A RETINUE OF SERVANTS Mme. Pattl, the great singer, will arrive in her private car. "Cralg-y --nos," on Friday. She will be accom panied by her husband, Baron Ceder strom, and members of her concert company, beside her regular retinuo of servants. Seven rooms In the Ho tel Spokane have been reserved for the baroness and her suite, four of which have been reserved for Mme. Pattl. The baroness has made It a Armour "Makes $340,000"— One Dollar Wheat In Sight CHICAGO. Jan. 20 —Wheat is 90 >* ®92V Today was one of the moat strenuous days in the wheat pit. Ex citement nt the close is terrific. Ar mour is long on a line of 15.000.000 bushels. He did not appear In the WHAT IF CHRIST SHOULD COME TO SPOKANE-? Dr, H. Harbor will speak attain to night at Volunteer ball. Text Matt. 24; theme: "The Second Coining of Christ." Dr. Barber is from the In. land Mission Society of Kentucky. Raked by Grand Jury CHICAGO, Jan. 20 —Mayor Harri son nnd Sheriff Barrett were attacked! for failure to enforce the law In la bor troubles nnd officials of labor' UnlOna are charged with unlawful conspiracy In the report presented by tho grand Jury this morning by .lam. s Nye, foreman of the Decem ber grand Jury, which returned Indict ments against several labor leaders. The report specifically refers to riot ing In the Kellogg company strike. Embezzled the Funds O. L. Potter, who has fur some tlmp heen an uaent for the People* i'nttstl OhUrCh, hiiH been nrreMtetl on the charge of embetalement of finals lett In his care to the uiiiount of tilt \V. Hendrlx swore out the warrant for Potter*! arrest. Hlh case Is set fur 2 p. m.. January 2t>. lv Justice Blocker's court. H«- Is under lon I of »...» to appear, answer Japan later complying with nil the Japanese important demands. Russia is now hesitating whether she should notify Japan exclusively or send a general notification to all the powei*. strict rule never to sing on the same day on which she arrives and to hold aa little conversation as possible. Tlie sale of seats for the Pattl engragement opened at the Bpokane theater this morning. Tlie sale is go- Ins; briskly. One hundred snd thirty saven orders from out of town have "been received up to date. The tickets' are from t2 to $8 each, and are In demand. market until the advance was already sharp. The advance netted htm near ly '$340.000 profit in today's trading. Traders now predict $1 wheat. The advance today Is due to the frantic efforts of "shorts" to cover. His work ia well received in Spokane. The hall last night was packed. l>r. Barber finds Bpokane a long-neglected vineyard. Terms in the Pen Hobrrt lngalls, alias Sam Roberts, alias Samuel l.ewlß, was today sen tenced to seven years In the peni tentiary for forgery. tin November 23. Ito3, lngalls forged a check on the Old National bank of this city for the sum of 112.95. signed Peter CoatellO and drawn In favor of Sam Uil Lewis and endorsed by Samuel Lewis Joseph R. Jltch was com pluming witness. . J. C Mcintosh, forger, received a sentence of one year today He drew a check on the Traders' National hank for $ir. and signed his own name. J. F, GrUßth had him arrest ad because it was on him the check •aa panned, PERU, lnd. .i.vi SO. Mm. Harriet Hduxiitl'i'K living near Indian \"iH■ IToblc lounty, celebrated her lOSrd hfrthdnv today. Her mental faeuHies aic ynfd t" lie good, i.hi she ix in an oi i rhie state, she coanti her de ttoiidnnte by Ihe score, JAMES SMITHSON'S BODY COMES FROM FAR AWAY GENOA, ITALY Remains of the Founder of the Famous Smithsonian Institution Will Repose in This Country—The Wonderful Work of a Wanderer. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.-I„ charge of Professor Alexander Graham Hell the body of James Smithson, founder of the Smithsonian Institution in this city, will arrive at Xew York today or tomorrow on the North German Lloyd steamship Princess Irene. Desirous of honoring the memory of the distin guished scholar. Secretary Moody has ordered the dispatch boat Dolphin to meet the steamship down New York bay and escort lier to Washington, where reinterment will take place. James Smithson was the natural son of Hugh, first Duke of Northumber land and Elizabeth, niece of the Duke of Somerset, a lineal descendant of Henry VII. His life was embittered Weather Forecast. Weather Prophet Stewart waa dancing* around on tha tin roof of tha Empire State hulld ing with hia spyglaaa In hand when The Press man called this morning. "This thing of looking for weather with a spyglass is a oold way of doing business," he said. "Soms people think ws have instruments and make all kinds of calculations and get tips hy telegraph from other bureaus throughout the country, but I tell you, my boy, ws do lots of work with the spyglass and by good guessing. "X see snow on Mount Bal nler this morning and it's doughnuts to pancakes that ws will hare snow in Spokane and vicinity tonight and Thursday. "Say, mark it up on the wall and see how close I corns to it this clatter." Always Behind The Sultan Continues to Trifle With Feverish Bulgaria. "VIENNA. Jan. 20. -Die Zeitungsays the Austro-Russian committee at Con- st:, ntinople, wearied at the continually delayed audiences with the .-uttan re garding reforms in the Balkans, will leave today for Salonica, abandoning attempts to carry out any plans. Tho paper adds that the Turkish minister st Sofia has forwarded to the Porte important documentary proof of the feverish war preparations in Bulgaria. •Japanese Silk Cases. XEW YORK. Jan. 20.-The famous Jajanese silk fraud eases, in which several New York importers are charged with conspiracy to defraud the government, came up for trial today before Judge Thomas in the I'nited States circuit court. Vice Consul McLane of Yokohoma and John C. Covert, I'nited States consul at l.vons, have been brought to New York to give evidence on behalf of the prosecution. DOWIE SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20.—Dowle, fatigued by last night's effort at tlie Alhambra theater, slept late this morning After breakfast he denied himself to all callers ami devoted the entire morning to business affairs and preparations for his departure for Australia tomorrow. He Is displeased with last night's reception. RAPE A man named Fndcrsh o t was ar rested on a warrant today charged with rape of 17-yynr-old Maxie Walk er of Whitman county. The girl's father is expected to be here tonight The couple were found in the Holland block, on Riverside avenue. Jackaoa, Mi»«.—Governor Vurda iuh!) lv his Inaugural address yester day declared that education was the curse of the negro ruce and that they are deteriorating Morally every day. Governor Ifoßrldo is expected to arrive In Spokane Friday night. liy his birth. He became a wanderer, visited this country, and when he died at Genoa, Italy, in 1829, he left his entire fortune, amounting to 9600,000, to the government of the I'nited States "to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." It had lieen Smithson's boast that his name would remain known among men when the titles of the Northum berland and the Perceys, who were his ancestors, were extinct and for gotten. Smithson's legacy to the I'nited States was brought to the country by William Rash 65 ,\ears ago. The money was brought in one hundred GIRL GONE; FATHER DEAD I.OS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 20.— Goff. agent for the Conservative Life Insurance company.* blew out his brains this morning at his home. Two weeks ago his daughter eloped. The father was spending nearly his BIG RAGE CIRCUIT IS STILL UNCERTAIN CLEVELAND, Jan. 20-Owing to the rumors regarding possible change* in the ciajfuit the meeting of the Grand Circuit steward* begun here to day ia watched with close attention by horsemen throughout the country. 'Hie Cleveland and Buffalo tracks both did poorly in a financial way last sum mer and there has been much talk to the affect that they would not care to undertake the holding of meetings this year. It is now said by persons well informed in regard to the situa- The Machen Trial. VENTURA, Col., Jan. 20.-The work of construction on the gas plsnt which will supply Ventura, Ox mv d and neighboring towns with natural gas has been started. It marks the tirst time in the history of California when natural gas in commercial quantities has been developed, (her 10 miles of pipe have been laid. A flow of over 40,000 cubic feet per day bus been al ready .ecu red. California Baseball SACRAMENTO, Oaf. Jan. 20— The state baseball league was launched at n meeting here last night. The new organization will be composed of teams from Sacramento, Oakland. San Jose. San Francisco. Stockton and I.odl. The following were elected: Frank Herman, San Francisco, presi dent: C. E. Morelng. Stockton, vice president; 11. Oevone, Sacsamento. secretary; H. C. Ireland, Oakland, treasurer. To Subscribers. If you do not get The Press by 8?.K) please call up the Press oflice, Main 37.">. before 7 o'clock and paper will b* sent by special messenger. First to Be Honored BERLIN, Jan. 20—Miss In* Mil ray of Detroit today secured tlie de gree of doctor of science being the tirst woman ever so honored in Her lin. Natural Gas WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Tho gov ernment attorneys this morning in the Machen conspiracy ca*e launched into the exposition of an immense mas* of tin umstantial evidence, great exhib it«, ledgers, deposit slips, drafts and •tub books. Woy rtmm x. aayajt Oaadtoiiof* tmrnM w*w *«■* wiftf to work-mra; akowld bo* tayavo tbotr yaa* mtuico by vlolomoo or frua o» by ooort o> oooort nanrtt* and aapoao tkoot to ouorayt sodaoOtoao aad Oaarar of aooadal. and five bags each containing on« thousand gold sovereigns. As a result of the investment of that fund there has grown up in Washington an insti tution which, in addition to the income of J.W.000 from Smithson's legacy, ex pends each year $450.1)00. It came to the attention of Professor Alexander (Jraham Bell about a year ago that Smithson's hody was about to be disturbed. The cemetery in (Jenoa where it was buried was to give way to a marble quarry. The matter was laid before the regents of the Smithsonian Institution nnd as a result of their action Professor Bell went to Kurope in November and superintend ed the disinterring of Smithson's Ixidy. entire Income on her musical educa tion. The girl ran away with Dolph Oreen, recently tried for shooting a man who was walking with Green's! wife. Green then became attentive to Miss Goff. tion that both cities have derided to make another venture ami will en deavor to do away with the obstacle* that militated against financial suc cess last year. If this be true the ISM circuit will remain the same as lent season as tbe threats of Columbua to withdraw are not taken seriously. Grosse Pointe will open the circuit, and the historic "M. ft ML" and Chamber of Commerce stakes will again be the features of tho Detroit Driv ing ("luh's programme. Mullen suicide "I don't believe the Muffett woman was strangled," said Coroner Smith this morning. "It Is now all In the hands of the district attorney and if he thinks nt an investigation will be held." Mysterious circumstances seem to surround the death of Mrs. Muffett. According to the story told the coro ner yesterday the body was found In the cellar with the neok resting In a noose made from a clothesline, and there were marks on the neck. Coro ner Smith was not notified of tho finding of the body until 2 o'clock and the discovery had been made be fore noon. Dr. N. M. Baker perform ed the post mortem examination and found all her organs to be normal, or nearly so, and there was but littlo evidence of congestion of the lungs— not enough to produce death. It is proposed today to hold a chemical examination of the stomach, to ascertain if the woman had taken poison. Two Men Hilled Coroner Smith was notified this morning of the killing ot two men at the little station of Buckeye, IS miles from this city, on the Great Northern. A freight train in backing up struck the men. Very Near to Death Anui« D'Neff, 2410 Dean a venae, had a uarrow escape from death lait niglit. She waa waiting fer a,cet oat Uivrrside and l\».,t when a eMrerlfke dray of the ratine I'riinnfir rnmpoey,) *; loaded with trunks of the 'tVey Down Kant" company, tearing nmllji jtatgll.' Tost, struck her, posed over her aJaA"i r< lied her about SO feet. ltryosfefl tfct>' nervous shock her injuries were atig&t* PBICE: ONE CENT.