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Twenty-five Cents Per Month. TELEPHONE MATH 870. LAST EDITION WEATHER FORECAST: THURSDAY, FAIR ABB WARMER. SHIPPERS' EXECUTIVE COMMIT TEE BELIEVES IT ADVISABLE TO DECLARE BOYCOTT OFF TEMPORARILY AHD WILE SO 'RECOMMEND — RATE MAKERS Or RAILROADS MUST BE IH SPOKANE ZH TEN DAYS. A truce will be declared between the shippers of Spokane nnd tlie rail roads, In all probability, nt v meet ing of the shippers' association, which Is cnlled for 8 o'clock this Queuing in the Spokane hotel. The shippers nre prepared to put It up to the railroads and If the latter will give assurances that they nre ready to do what their Representatives have been agreeing to do the truce will probably be voted tonight. The executive committee of the as sociation yesterday afternoon voted practically as a unit to call the meet ing for this evening ami to recom mend n truce of 30 days on condition that the railroads win agree to have In Spokane within 10 days men in sufficient authority to make rates. The condition wns insisted upon very strongly by the committee. Want* Business Again. *Mr. Fulton, for the roads, was very enxloUl that the truce Include n pro vision thnt each shipper or shipping llrm ggSln route business ns of old before tbe combine was formed, but the committee refused flatly to make this n condition, but agreed that each firm should be given tho option of shipping bis goods ns be pleased while the combine truce was on. Three or four of tbe heaviest shippers of Spokane who are on the committee told Mr. Fulton bluntly that not a pound of their freight would the northern lines receive even If the truce was declared. He was, there fore, forced to be content with tbe arrangement proposed. Therefore, If the railroad represent atives nre prepared this evening to BURNS BRIBERY CASE IS UP IN THE AIR POtIOB BOARD DEMANDS MORE SPECIFIC CHARGES, AMD MAY OR HAS HOT YET MADE THEM —MAY DEVELOP INTO A BIG SENSATION. There were no developments In the Petcctlvk' Hums alleged bribery ease today. The board of police commis sioners still refuse to net Upon tlie letter written by Mayor IJoyd con taining tho charge that Detective Hums accepted ii $10 bribe from a man named Arbuckle for protection, The board will only act when n spe cific charge Is tiled, giving some of the details of the alleged bribery sen sation. Mayor Boyd to date has not seen fit to file such n charge, nnd tbe story is going the rounds that he Ims cold feet on the proposition. The name of Rd Dufresne. proprie tor of the Ituffet suloon and a wise one of the lower Howard street dis trict, was brought Into the affair this morning. Yesterday Mayor Boyd ■eemed to have but n vague idaa of who circulated tho rumor of the nl leged graft, and who brought the story to him, but last night, after seeing the published statements to the effect that Colonel Tom Smith was the one who whispered the story Into his ears, tbe mayor came out with b statement thnt Dufresne nnd Arbuckle, the man who claims to have given up the money, were the ones who reported It. The mayor added, however, that Colonel Tom Smith "Just happened to drift In" nt tbe time Dufresne mid Arbuckle were .closeted with blm. Another etory that friends of tbe accused man point to ns Indicating n frame-up would Include not only tbe mayor and tbe tenderloin lenders, but tbe wise mini dictating the policies of two Spokane dallies, is that the letter Containing the charges was In print ill the Spokesman Review office before it wus received by the board of police commissioners. The mayor says that Just after the letter was written n reporter for tbe in.',,ling paper dropped in nnd he handed him a copy of the letter. The mayor names the reporter nnd It is known that be Is not the man regu larly assigned tn the detail which in cludes the mayor's otllce. Following this, tbe evening edition of tbe Blverelde nvenue twins came out with an account of the tiling of the charges, hut made no attempt to give the teemed detective's side of the rase. Burns' friends nre predicting thnt the euse will have a sensational end ing thnt will Involve ■evert] that are not now known In the uffalr. W. 11. liolmos, the negro charged with nssault on two men ut the New port lodging house Monday night, lias had his ease continued yesterday by Judge Hinkle until March 30. MISSISSIPPI IS FOR ROOSEVELT JACKSON, Miss., March 23—Re publicans of Mississippi met lv state convention here today and elected Have You Tried a PRESS Free Help Wanted Ad? Do It Now—See Offer in Classified Column on Page «3. The Spokane Press. WITH RAILROADS show to the shippers that they can have the rate makers present in Spo kane within the 10 days, the shippers' association, on the advice of the ex ecutive committee, probably will grant the truce. The committee i» composed of I* F. Booth, chairman; U. 13. ICwing, Dana Child, P. H. Mason, Charles Hebberd, F. 18, Ooodall and George T. Crane and J. A. Schiller, the presi dent, und R. C. Dillingham, the secre tary of the association. 7111100 Denies It. In an interview for The Press this afternoon Mr. Fulton positively de filed that he had agreed to have the oflic luls here lv 10 days. He says he docs not know how'long It will take to bring them to Spokane. SEPARATE CHILDREN Failure to support ami desertion are the grounds upon which Mabel Rosetta Maker hopes to obtain a divorce front her husband, Robert W. Baker. The couple were married in 18S9 nisi have two children, a boy and a gill. The boy is in the custody of the father, who is at present in Omaha, Neb., while the girl is with her mother in Spokane, " Mrs. Baiter claims she was deserted in June 1902, ami that since that time, sit,, has received no money or support from her husband, Since the time when she was deserted she has had to work for her livlihood and for the support of bet daughter, There is a little community property which she desires be granted to her. She is will ing to leave the boy iv the custody of his father but wishes the gill left in her care. ißlegltee >l llllge and alternates to represent tin state at tlie national oonventton In June. Resolutions en dorsing Prealdent Rooeevert's admb> Istratlon and candtdeev Cor reiuuaina tlon were adopted without a dissent ing vote. ONE OF RUSSIA'S ABLEST SOLDIERS Lieutenant General V. V. Sacherofl has been placed in command of the LI BUT. GEN. v. V. SACHEROFF. First Siberian army corps. He is a martinet and is not altogether popular with his officers or men. He is consid ered a good soldier, however. BOBS. To Mr. and Mrs. A, H. Yager, Blsll Sixth avenue, v .noil, Mm. Ii 20. To Mr. und Mrs. Chariot S. Mat thews, 1204 Fifth avanda, ■ son, March 21. To Mr. nuil Mrs. Walter J. Slmhins, (WO Indiana avenue, a son, March 21. To Air. and Mrs. Piatt R. Jems, K420 Husk nvenue, a sou, March ii. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Guy H. Summers died nt 5220 IIAd I SOD street yesterday nt tile age of 26. The funeral will he held to morrow afternoon nt II p. m. at the parlors of Intlth & Co, The itev. W. H. Krye Will conduct the service. The body will later he shipped to Uarflcld for Interment. Charles V, llohart, a deputy In the county clerk's otllce, was grunted a raise In salary yesterday by the coun ty commissioners. lie will now re ceive |t>o a month Instead of $K0 Which be has received heretofore. The new salary will date from March 1. \V. 11. BabCOOk of Walla Wall*, the wheat king of the northwest, is lv the city tuda>, a guest at the (Irund. Mr. Habcock owns about 90,1100 acres of land in this Mate Home of this he bought for an low al 75 cents to $1.25 nil acre nnd lie has sold great chunks of It for from $10 to $30 an acre. K. H. Wright, n hotel man from Wallace, Idaho, la In Ihe city with SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1904. his daughter, stopping at the Grand. J. E. Dolan of Bonners Ferryi reve nue collector, Is in the city today. Edwin Doust, deputy sheriff at Bathdrum, Idaho, Is at the Grand. He ia a brother of Sheriff Doust of Spo kane. * George H. Jones, the steamboat man from Csk, is In the city. He lias ■ line of boats on tbe Pend d'OrelUe, William Gypser, charged with steal ing a raincoat from Peter Connoly, bad bis hearing continued yesterday by Judge Hinkle until tomorrow. NEWSPAPERS WILL WIN WASHINGTON', D. G, March 93.— Newspaper publishers appeared before the senate committee on postolfices this morning to urge that rural free delivery carriers bu pemitted by law to act as agehts fo newspapers and periodicals in the collection of sub scriptions, the newspapers to pay the carriers for their services. Although no vote was taken, it was evident that the committee will favor the proposi tion. The newspaper delegation pre viously elected M. A. Moßee chairman and (lclegi\te,l blm to make the princi pal address, ATTACK THE BRITISH (Scrlpps News Association.) BERLIN, March 23.—Governor Putt katner of ('nmetoons reports t+tut the revolting natives have crossed into British territory and attacked the British custom house at Obekuru, Tw,> companies of German troops arc now holding the rebels in check. CANT GET AHEAD OF HELLO GIRL Bertha Hnyl wns given a jury verdict this afternoon in Judge Kelt's court for |850 and cost* end• restoration of her pioperty in her case aguitist .1. Berry Allen. She accused him of taking prop erty belonging to ber tor rent due him from her mother. She is a telephone girl. PIPES' TRIAL K. ripes, arrested on the charge of malicious injury to personal property, ts on trial tn Judge Bichardsou'a court this afternoon. Pipes Is charged with cutting to pieces nbout $40 worth of washing which wns banging on wash lines at a, residence on the North Side. DECK IS SWORN IN (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, March 23.— Gen eral Dick took the oat of ofiice In the senate today, He succeeds tbe late Senator ilnnnn. There was no demonstration from the well filled galleries. - ( '— 1 BUILDERS. Building OOrmltl were Issued by the board of public works today as follows: To William Kerby, to erect a one story frame building on lot S, block 1, In Heath's subdivision, the building to cost 1500. To Peter Costollo to erect a onc story brick office on lot 4, block 2, Reeurvey and Addition, the building to cost $500. REAR PAULIME TOMORROW. The case of l.ouls Rlpoll, charged with assaulting Pauline Harris yes terday, was set for tomorrow by Judge Hinkle in the police com t this afternoon. WOBK OB CREMATORY, Work Is progressing rapidly on the new crematory for tbe city. The board of public works has Ordered scab s sent to tbe grounds and all the material used In construction will be weighed. XOBEAMS WOULD FXOKT FOB TKB OSAB. (Scrlpps News Association.) PORT ARTHUR, March 23— Gen eral Stoessel, commandant of the port, has closed nil public houses aa a result of Increased drunkenness. Word has been received that t«00 Koreans at Polseet liay have volun teered to serve In tlie Russian army. Two eugiui era were, killed in an explosion while repairing the battle ship Itetvlnnn. Robert Sresnahon and Mr, Rail left for Tonopah; New, yesterday after noon. »They are Interested In smne mining property there. JENKINS IS DEAD Serious Turn of Affairs 'for Whosoever May Be Found Guilty In Streetcar Accident--.lnquest || Will Be Held. George Jenkins is dead. A coroner's inquest is to be held and arrests may follow as the result of the accident Sunday between the street ear of the Washington Water Power company and a switch engine of the Spokane Falls & Northern railway company. Jenkins died at the Sacred Heart hospital this morning at 6:45 o'clock. He was the son of Colonel D. P. Jen-' kins, the well known northside town site owner. He died as the result of the injuries received in the collision. At the inquest an attempt will be made by the authorities to show that the accident resulted from criminal negligence. If this be shown, arrests for manslaughter are expected to follow. Who Za to Blame. People who saw the accident say there was rank negligence somewhere. Motprman William K. Thamer nnd Con ductor Hawkins were in charge of the street car. No Arrests How. ''There will be no arrests in connec tion with the street car accident of last Sunday prior t,o the inquest," said Coroner 1). 1.. Smith this afternoon. \\hen the inquest will be held he has not deckled. Prosecuting Attorney Kimball ,snys he will take no action in the matter until advised by the coroner. The sheriff's deputies have already set to work gathering evidence which is to be presented to the jury. ADMIRAL STARK TO BE THE SCAPEGOAT Russia needs a scapegoat for the Tort Arthur naval defeat, and Admiral Stark, it seems, has been selected for the honor. Stark is of Jewish descent, hence ADMIRAL STARK. lias never been popular .with bis super iors, though extremely well liked by his sailors, .something very unusual in Russia. (hue before, when the Russian fleet was defeated by the French off Mi norca, in 1756. the government needed a Scapegoat, Admiral Byng was re called to St. Petersburg, tried and shot for "an error of judgment." On the complaint of \V. E. Noble a warrant has been issued by Judge Kennan for the arrest of Myron I,aeey on the charge of isanity. TAFT TALKS (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON. March 28. Secre tary Taft before the boose committee on Insular affairs today discussed the Nf<v«i..ii*i ISnterrnee gssSßtsstea. If a man and his mute are ««pleaaantly stirred And both of them covet the •Ittcaatc word, Till the lady, may hap. grows sniffy; Let either or both of them say, "Well, perhaps You aro right, dear, or I am, hot—here's to the Japs!'' And there's peace in a jiffy. If Romanists, Methodists, Baptists and others Are sweetly contending like sanctified brothers. Till the Fiend of the Fire is delighted, l*t one of them murmur, "We differ in creed, But let us ail pray that the Japs may succeed," And The Church is united. If the dear old Democracy, rent to dlttraction, Would heal every wound and cajole every faction From Eastport to Coronado, Here's a platform from which not a member Would la pi <■ — "Confusion to Ruaatanrs! Hurrah for the Japs!" "For Preefjdetxj -Michael Mikado!" Cooper bill authorizing the Philippine Commissioners to issue bonds for im provements. Unless there be some government aid capital will not go into the Islands for the construction of railroads, he said. He concurred in the view that electric roads should be included and all built by native •labor. It will be more expensive, perhaps, but would have the advun jtage of creating a good feeling. ENDORSED AGIIN ORTONVIId.E, Minn., March 23.— The republican congressional conven tion of the Seventh district met here today and chose delegates to the na tional convention. Resolutions were adopted favoring the renomlnatlon of 'President Roosevelt. REPUBLICANS ARE AT OUTS MILW.U'KEE, Wis., March 23.— Now that the state committee has fixed the time and place for holding the republican state convention the fight for the county delegations Is on in earnest between the LaFollette forces and The opposition. The oppo sition Is cr.denvorlng to capture La- Follette's home county nnd In this Way to discredit the governor's candi dacy for a third term. Governor LuFollette's plan Is said }ta .include the defeat of Postmaster General Henry C Payne as national Committeeman from Wisconsin and the election of a LaFollette man in fcis place. HOME SWEET HOME Oh. what a happy life! If the complaint of Henry J. Ryan Is true, his wife, Anna D. Ryan, ha's led him a pace that he will be some time forgetting. Only nine months ago the wedding v bells rang. Nine months ago Anna was his only onllest. Ryan doesn't think so much of her new. In his complaint In the su perior court in which he a*ks for a divorce he charges her with being 0 negligent wife and guilty of con duct unbecoming a woman and n wife. She haa refused and neglected to at tend to the household duties, to cook Henry's meals, and, to top things off, remnlns out in the evenings until tlie wee sma' hours. During this time she is in the company of other men who are not known to Mr. Ryan Henry Doesn't tike the Bills. On the other hand, Ryan claims that be has been a dutiful husband He is a laboring man and ever since his marriage hns turned over his earnings of $Si> a month every time the ghost walked. It was his Inten tion to have this money used In pay ing the household expenses, but Mrs. Ryan had other plans, according to the complaint. She is charged with squandering the money nnd dissipat ing the family funds. Not content with blowing In the JHO n m""'h, she runs large accounts at different etores which are inter passed up to Henry for settlement. Where the money goes is a mys tery to Ryan. The Jewelry has also passed out of the family strongbox. try, Echmmd Vmice Cook«? RUSSIAN WARSHIP IS SUNK Ryan claims his wife lias pawned her watch, rings nnd other jewelry nnd has spent the money In dissipation. Not only did Mrs. Ryan take all she could get from her hnbby, but was wont to accept gifts of clothing, theater tickets and other presents from men to whose rooms she goes from time to time. Hot Used to Her Ways. When Ryan remonstrated with her and tried to stop her wild career she informed him that she wouldn't work and that the only reason that she lived with him was because be gave her bis earnings and furnished her a home. She closed the painful In terview with the statement that if he didn't like her manner of living be would have to get used to it. Whether this last statement Is true or not will be decided by Judge Ken nan within r week or so. GLASS WORKERS TO GET TOGETHER CLEVELAND, 0., March 23.—Much Interest is manifested In the national convention of glass workers to open here tomorrow. Tbe convention, which I is a sequel to" the conference held at Muncie last month, will be partici pated in by the blowers, snappers, cutters nnd flattonera of both L. A. 300 and the Window Glass Workers of America. It Is hoped the convention will re sult in an amalgamation of the two rival organizations. FILIPINOS DEFEATED (Seripps News Association.) MANILA. March 23.—Macarlco Sa kay, president of the Filipino repub lic, with IB followers were killed and MARTIAL LAW NOW REIGNS AHMED TROOPS CALLED OUT ZH COLORADO TO INTIMIDATE UNION KSH AS IF A STATE OF REBELLION EXISTED—MILI TARY ARE AFRAID TO HAVE HEWS OF THEIR DOIHOS PUB LISHED. TRINIDAD, Col., March 22—Four hundred troops of infantry, cavalry and artillery arrived this morning in command of Major Hill, who will be the military leader of La samara county during the reign of martini law, which ha,; been declared by Governor Pea body. Following the Telluridc precedent a strict, censorship will be maintained, Th j Special miners' convention in dis trict 15 celled for Thursday, which promised to result in a settlement of the strike, now may prove abortive because of the presence of troops. A trip to California via the Shasta route of the Southern Pacific company is most enjoyable at this season of tbe year. Grand old Mount Shasta Is at his best, with nil added covering of snow, while the gradual transition from the moist climate of Oregon to the cloudless skies and bright sun shine of California furnishes a never falling source of interest Round trlji tickets to Los Angeles at reduced rntes can be purchased at thi railroad ticket offices in Spokane, with stopover privileges, giving pass engers an opportunity to enjoy the numerous resorts in the Golden State. WISE LOSES $2 M. Wise, living at K27 Front ave nue, reported to the police this morn ing that siime time .luring the night while he was asleep an unknown party entered bis room and stole $2 In money and a plain gold ring — CASE HEARD The ease of t.rnnt Hoffman, which Is Intended to test tlie law requiring a blacksmith in a city tO take out a license, wns heard by Justice Blocker this morning. The court will give its decision on the mutter March 11, The constitutionality of tlie law was us satled on about the same grounds as tbe plumbers' law wns fought. BOARD APPROVES BpecillcntloHS fur the two-storyi brick addition to the Lincoln school, tiicluduig n basement, have been sub mit ted to tbe board of public works and approved, though the board ob jects to the wooden cornice which the phins cell for "the oh.teetlon to the cornice Ik that it wits the cause SECOND YEAR. NO. 118. PRICE: ONE CI NT. In a Recent Fight at Port Arthur-Another Scrap Occurred Yesterday—Details off Damage Done Are Lacking. the remainder of the band captured by Cnptain Dewitt's constabulary and Lieutenant Pitney's scout's. There were no casualties among the Ameri cans. NEW PRECINCT A new precinct wns formed In the county yesterday at the meeting of the county commissioners. The enst five rows of sections in township 27, range 45, were taken from Beaver precinct and were made Into Newman Lake precinct. Heretofore It has been very incon venient for the farmers in this dis trict to vote. They were compelled to go around the lake and travel a number of miles to the polling place. Rather than go to this trouble, they stayed at home and did not vote. The Green Mountain BchoolhOUSS In section 2S has been designated us the polling place. FORMER CHORUS CHOIR Jesse S. Buchholz will form a large choir to sing at the state Christian Endeavor convention to be held in Spokane, June 23 to 26. This was decided upon at a meeting last night In the office of Dr. Nichols. Word has been received that Dr. M. A. Mtbews of the First Presbyterian and Dr. W. 11. Temple of the Plymouth Congregational churches, both of Se attle, will be present at the conven tion. The concert given last night by the Bonbam mandolin and guitar school at the Auditorium Inst night wns ap preciated by the audience. Mrs. G. W. Manning and Miss Forrester as sisted In the program. of the fire in the Lincoln school last year. H. J. Skinner has the contract for $11,194. emoiii HOTEL BLOWN UP—ONE KILLED OUTBIOKT ABB FIVE OTHERS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BURNED TO DEATH. UTTLETON, N. Va., March 23.- Tfce Sharps hotel was blown up by an explosion of natural gas this morning. William LtWSOn of Pittsburg was kill ed. It is feared live others were burn ed to death in the ruins. COSGROVE HAS PUN (Scrlpps News Association.) Manager Cosgrovs of the Interstate fair went out to tbe fair grounds this morning to make a general Inspection of the progress of the repair work now being done. He will also take a close observation of the condition of the track In order to make on estimate of the amount of work necessary to rcturf it. He has several plans for Improvements which he will inaugurate this year, and today's trip to the grounds will settle the ques tion as to the advisability of these plans. EASTERN MARKETS Aa reported by the Coe Commission company: Chicago. Wheat— Opening. Closing. May $0.92 10.92 U July 86 .8«V» July (new) 80S .80% September 87 Vi .87% September (new) t>\\ M Corn — May 82\ .58 July 6')% .*»% Oats- May 40' i .891* September 38% n\ Pork- May U 15 13.05 July 13.«» 13.25 Minneapolis. Wheat— Opening. Closing. May 80.94 N, J0.95«4 July 9*4 »6H Uncle Henry Says ••I see by th' pspers that there's c big flurry In railroad stocks on th' street. I reckon Jim Hill Is gettln' ready to comply with th' law by bilk- In' the people harder tb'n ever with a big merger that ain't a merger." (Seripps News Association.) LONDON, March 23.—A Tokio dis patch says a report is received there from ('Hsmojie, on the coast, that A Russian battleship was destroyed in the Japanese attack on Port Arthur March IS when the city was bom barded. The naval authorities havo been advised of the destruction of the warship. FIGHT AT POST AST HUH* (Scrlpps News Association.) ST. PETERSBURG, March 23.— The following was received last night from Admiral Alexleff: "Lieutenant General Stoessel re ports thnt at midnight of March 211 Japanese torpedo boats were seen by; our searchlights. Our guardshlps and fort batteries opened lire on them, the tiring lasting 2a minutes. At 4 o'clock In the morning the attack was renewed. "At 8:30 o'clock In the morning four of the enemy's ships appeared from the south, followed by the whole squadron of 11 ships and eight tor pedo boats. Our squadron left the> roadstead to meet the enemy. At 9 o'clock the enemy's battleships opened tire on Llaotsln, after which they, took up a position behind the rocky eminence of Liaotstn and bombarded Port Arthur." (Seripps News Association.) ROME, March 23.—The Japanese government has arranged for a party, of Italian civil engineers and work> men to go to the Japanese dockyards to assist in the work there. (Scrlpps News Association.) TOKIO, March 23.— Tiosuke Aki vara, a membor of parliament and publisher of a newspaper here, is to b« Investigated by a committee from parliament. He is accused of being a spy and of having attacked tha government In his paper, charging that*ft forced capitalists to subscribe to the "war bonds. The paper was suppressed. W. L. Campbell of Connell Is at the Victoria. Get It at Watson's. A. Uranson, a hotel man of Sand" point, Idaho, la In the city today, a gueet at tbe Ridpath. To be popular, visit the popular Edison theater. D. McGllvey and wife of Walls Walla are at the Ridpath. The show at the Edison will make you feel happy. Try it. Henry Waldron of Helena, Mont, Is at the Spokane. When It's dark and rainy put tt little sunshine in life by taking in tho Edison. John C. Rikert ami wife of Buffalo, NT. V., are in the city. Pearl soap Is white as snow and aa large as any yellow laundry soap. It costs the same—s cents per cake. Theoph. Pypers of Davenport Is at the Cadillac. Merit is the trade mark of success*. Our prescription -department merits your confidence. Watson Drug Co., Granite block. A. E. Richard of Sandpoint. Idaho, is a guest ol the Hotel Cadillac to day. Mr. Mlnlshoffrlansehuchashxkrznor from South Dakota tells Horatio J. Duffy that he is astonished at the beauty and cheapness of lots in the Morgan addition. Tel. M. 475, Spo kane. _ The registration at the city clerk's office In the city hall today reached 2935. We are prepared to take care of any number of patients for clinical worst at the Post-Oraduate College. Artl« flcial plates, crown und bridge work, all kinda of tilling, such as platinum, gold and porcelain, will be done tt actual cost, while extraction is abso lutely free. Suite SI. S3, S3 and 3a Jamleson block. J. F. A liable of Boise, one of the prominent politicians of Idaho, Is ia the city for a visit. He is stopping at the Spokane. If you are anxious to get comfort ably fixed in this world, then do not fritter away your money on needless things. The Spokane A Eastern Trust company's savings bank de partment Is open every Saturday eve ning from 7 to S for tbe convenience of those who can not call during the day. Deposits made now draw inter est from April 1. Milton Webster came in from the South Half today. He owns some mining property located near tbe Little Giant. EASY MONEY FOR BUTLER PHILADELPHIA, March 23 -TtlO republican congressional convention of the Seventh district, which waa called to convene at West Chester to day, tuts been called off. No opposi tion havtug appeared to the camtvdaey of Congressman Duller bis reuoa*)wv> tlon was made by certification. ITALIANS HELP JAPAN. SENSATION Of JAPAN. Local Briefs.