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Twenty-Art Unts Per Month. nunon maim its. LAST EDITION WEATHER FORECAST: WBDIBIDAT, SHOWERS. RUSSIANS LEAVE BEFORE ADVANCING JAPANESE ARRIVE But Few off Czar's Troops Are Left at Points on Lower Yalu. (Scrlpps News Association.) TOKIO, April 6.—Confirmation has hero of a report that the Japanese have entered Wijtl. Only small parties of Russians nre now on tho upper Yalu. EirOLIBKMEW EXPEIIED (Scrlpps News Association.) PORT ARTHUR, April B.—All Kngllsh workmen making repnlrs on battleship* have been expelled. TOUT ARTHUR'S ORATE DANCJBR (Scrlpps News Association.) IRKUTSK, April 6—A local news paper says Port Arthur is Imperilled hy the proximity of a Russian volun teer ship loaded with 250 torpedoes, each containing 240 pounds of the terrible explosive, pyroxline. The ship is anchored behind Elec tric Hill. The Japanese hnvo been Informed of the vessels situation nnd their gunners have been instructed to aim shells In that direction. VAT TRIBUTE TO WAR HERO. (Script's News Association.) TOKIO, April 6.—With the great est solemnity the remains of Com mander Hlro Sntnkco, the officer who tost his life in the sixth bombard ment of Fort Arthur, March 25, while heroically attempting to suve the life of a sailor, were escorted through the streets today, tho guard of honor consisting of marines in blood-stained uniforms. The streets were densely crowded. COUNT AND A COUNTESS ARE JAILED Ail. BECAUSE TWO GREAT AUTHOBS-TO-BB CLAIM TO HAVE ORIOIMATXD THE SAME TARH. SEATTLE, April 4.—Special ad vices received here from Nome, Alas ka, sals: CnltAd Stntes Commissioner Mc- Donnell of the Kuskoiiutm district, Deputy Marshal Kappleman and Mr. F. Tucker arrived In tills city a few days ago from the Russian mission Ul the Yukon river, and brought with them ns prisoners tho Count and Countess Victor Moinczewskl. Ac companying them was Cuptuin Wil liam Ualpln, an ex-northwest mount ed police oftlelal, as a witness. The titled couple are charged with rob bery, and the countess has also to an swer to tlie charge of nn assault with Intent to kill—Ualpln being the com plainant. Count Mornrzowskl Is now an In mate of the federal jail, his wife Is In the Holy Cross hospital suffering from nervous prostration, and the atar witness roams about the town at large. Th* prisoners will he brought before the grand Jury when It con venes In April. Their troubles date back for many SCUM OF COAST CITIES DUMPED ON SPOKANE ' TWO MOKE BOBBERIES LAST WIGHT—THUGS BEING DRIVER OUT Ol* SEATTLE. TACOMA AHD PORTLAND STOP OTP HERE TO COLLECT EXPENSE MONET. With the beginning of April crime has become rampant in Spokane. James Roache, section hand 01 the dent Northern, wns robbed Inst night in the Cleveland house of ftS and rapped en the head by a negro, William Smith, who is now booked at tho station fer robbery. Adam Kronig also reported to the sation this morning thnt his room in the Hazel wood block had been entered and an overcoat and v dress suit case taken. April is the beginning of the "hobo"' migrations to eastern points und every city of any size is visited by the talent for a few nights at a time. It is the 1 period of daring holdups nnd big hauls. I Traveling expenses nre collected for the summer and the free and easy classes care not from whore the "swag Is obtained. i Spokane is the center snd distribut- I ing point for the esst. Men of the craft nre making their way from here and from the coast to eastern points. Portland, Seattle, Tacoma nnd Snn Francisco have instituted a reign of terror against gentlemen of leisure. Strict orders have been issued by the polie* of these cities to run very sus picious character out of town and the rule is being enforced. Spokane is receiving the effects of tliis order aa Is shown by the numerous holdups and safe robberies. Not a night has pasted during the past week but that some daring crime has beeu perpetrated. The Spokane Press. it • months and all parties concerned have Interesting histories. The im mediate trouble arises over the al leged theft of an unpublished manu script entitled the "Dawson Widow." Gnlpln avers that he Is the author and the countess as vigorously as serts that It is the child of her own imagination. The manuscript has been alternately In the possession of the three parties and it Is claimed that pistols have been usesd —suicide at tempted—and bloodshed only Just averted. A BOVSJRICK For squirt in ammonia into the mouth oi' Hoy Gains, a small boy 7 years years of age, the effects of which blistered bis mouth, George Garriet was this afternoon brought before .Judge Hinklo in tbe police court. Garriet, who is but 11 years old, it seems has made a prnc tice of late to squirt ammonia into the faces of bis play fellows. (hi the witness stand this afternoon tbe Gains boy testilied that on Satur day afternoon while playing on Sprnguo avenue Garriet approached With a syringe and deliberately squirted the burning fluid into Ids mouth. His mouth, he claimed, was burned to a blister and cooling lotions were neces sary before be could eat. The Garriet boy admitted that be bad used the iluid to shoot into the faces of other boys. Mrs. Garriet appeared with her son in police court and admitted that she had kept ammonia in the house and that her was known to have taken it. Judge Hinkle scored the boy severely for his misconduct nnd threatened to send him to tbe superior court to lie sent to the reform school. He contin ued tho case, however, until April 10, at which time tbe boy must appear. The earth slipped again up In New England Tuesday and there wns an other earttniuake. The earth slips around here every now and then and lauds on the streets and sidewalks. FIND GOLD XH THEIR VERY DOORYAR.DB— WONDERFUL STRIKE MADE XH CALIFORNIA TOWH. (Scrlpps News Association.) STOCKTON, Cel., April 5.-.loc King, a milling man, is here from Cal aveias county today and reports n won derful strike of rich gravel in the very center of the town of Mokelumne Hill Inst Sunday, lhrt thnt pays from $3 to $17 a pan was found in huge quarti ties. King soya over $60,000 worth of gravel hns already been uncovered, and that the resident' art wild with excite ment and are digging in their door yards witli great frenzy. Every effort that the -police have brought to bear has failed of tlie cap ture of the criminals. "We are doing our hest to capture the safe crackers and holdups." said Chief Coverly. "In my opinion the affairs pulled off during the week nre the work of amateurs. I am sure the gang is only part of the toughs which have been driven from the coast cities, Their method is bungling and shows want of thoroughness in their plans." The order* issued by Chief Coverly to afreet every suspicions character will have a tendency, it is thought, when it is known among the fraternity to ninke them" lenry" of the city. A wide berth is usually given to cities where it is understood thnt their pres ence is not wanted. PROHIBITIONISTS MEET IN INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS, April J - Prohi bitionists of Indians have gathered here for a two days' state convention. The party will name a full state ticket nnd mup out plans for an active cam paigu throughout the state this fall. HEPBURN WILL GO BACK TO CONGRESS CREBTON, lows, April 5. The re publican congressional convention of the Kight district held here today re nominated Colonel William P, Hep burn by uccluunilion. Are You Out of Employment?---Lo§k at Our 'Help Wanted" Ads. HUNDREDS PAY TRIBUTE TO WINSTDN C. S. Voorhees Speaks at Funeral—Last Honors to a Spokane Man Who Was Really Great. For two hours hundreds of old friends visited and viewed the remains of Patrick Henry Winston, as they lay buried under a muss of flowers at tho residence, nt 2028 Pacific avenue, this morning. Death wrought no changes in his appearance, and in death he seemed to be sleeping peacefully. The room in which the body lay was filled with flowers, The floral piece, an open Iniok, sent by the members of tbe Bpokane bar of which Colonel Wins ton was a member, was beautiful to a degree. Mix. Senator Turner sent a beautiful piece, as did many Others. The public funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dean Ferine of All Saints cathedral read the beautiful Bpiscope) service, after which 0. S. Voorhees delivered nn eulogy of the deceased. He reviewed tlie life of Colonel Winston and eulogi/.ed the traits which had endeurcd him to all. ■ The service nt tin- house was open to nil of the friends of the family. The bouse was crowded by those anxious to pay their last tribute to a man who was really great. After the service at the house the body was removed to Greenwood cemetery. Only the Immediate family and Mrs, H. T. Cleary and Mr. und Mrs. H. C. EUblel and the active nnd honorary pallbearers accompanied the remains to the burial place. A. G, Avery, president of the Spo knne Har association, appointed Cyrus Happy. W. J, C. Wakefield. Judge A. U. Kcllam, Albert Allen and Judge John R. McHride ns the honorary pall bearers. The active pallbearers were Will O. Graves. N. Bj. Nuzum. Judge W. K. Cullen, Chas. S. Voorhees, F. C. Robertson nnd George Foster. MISSING GIRL CONES HONE TO NOTHER HslrnS Helbrck, the lCyear-old girl who left tlie home of her mother at lOMt Front street two weeks ago for parts unknown, has returned to the city. She claims she has been visiting with friends in Kelson, H. C, nnd that some of the stories Circulated at the time, of the occurrence arc not founded on truth. "1 have iust been visiting some of my friends," iibe said tliiii morning. "1 was not kidnapped ami did not know that my departure would worry mother ao." Vor days after the sudden departure of her daughter Mrs. llclbcck haunted the police itation in a vain effort to locate her child. She is an old woman and lv i grief was almas! unbearable. Miss Itclbetk is a charming young SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TISEfWAY, APRIL 5, 1904. They Might Do. ! lady, and although only 10 years old 1 she looks to be 20 and over. She is very i large for her age. She is an heiress, in | a way, there being about $5000 wait- I ing for her wheu she reaches the age of 21 years. STOCKMEN WAGE WAR ON BEEF TRUST DENVER, Cot., April 5. — The stockmen of the west have a plan on foot for lighting the beef trust. It is understood that they are backed by tlie powerful National Dive Stock as sociation. It la also understood that the Jacob Dold company of Kansas City Is one of the chief factors in the new organisation and thnt an op tion on their plant has been taken up. An independent packing plant is to be established by the stockmen, who propose tO slaughter their own cat INFERNAL MACHINE THAT WOULD KATE DESTROYED , A WHOLE CITY BLOCK FOUND OB STEAMER AT PORTLAND AH ATTEMPT HAD BEBH MABB TO EXPLODE IT—CHINESE LA BORERS ACCUSED. (Scrlpps News Association.) ! PORTLAND* Ore., April s.—An In ! (ejjpASj machine sufficiently powerful to tear down a block was discovered this morning on the big freight and towing livor steamer Albany or the Western Transportation company. The boat was lying at the dock hav ing her shaft repaired. A defective fuse had burned with in nn inch of the cap, which was Im bedded In the midst of a box contain ing 100 dynamite caps, the whole surrounded with several pounds of nitroglycerine. The detectives declare it the worh> of Chinese. Captain Whltcomb recently issued orders bnrrlng all Chinese labor, since which time he has been threatened. The Infernal machine contained Chinese napkins in Its makeup. A crew of 20 men were asleep In their bunks at the time when the fuse was presumably ignited. ROBBERS Two more roblicries were reported j to the police this afternoon. Thomas' Mclllothlin reported that he hud bud i lift and pack their own beef. The Dold people have been for a long time among the strongest com petitors of the beef trust. The ca pacity of this company is sufficient tp kill 2000 head of cattle, 4000 hogs and as many sheep dally. Their plant will be used for a time nt least by the stockmen's organization. Later on ths stockmen propose to erect their own plant. MAY SELL SAND Peter Costello can now sell sand. Hugh Haggerty. who has been up three times before Judge Hinkle on the charge of removing sand from Ash street and Thirteenth nvenue, wns again dismissed In police court this afternoon after a two days' trial. Mr. Costello had given Hnggerty per mission to haul the sand from the surplus waste on Ash street, where Mr. Costello has the grudlng con tract. The case took up most of the time in police court yesterday and from the evidence submitted Judge Hlnkle held that Mr. Costello could sell his sand to whoever he pleased. j —t ; 1 an overcoat stolen in some saloon, but failed to designate in what drinking establishment the <ont was lost. W. F. llartsook, of Relispell, reported the ilpss uf a drcHssuit case at the Great KoiUmuu depot. CHINESE SUE THE THEATRE VICTORIA, D C, April 6.—A re markable law suit has just been brought in the provincial court here. Mnng Kow, a Chinese Interpreter In the customs service, has brought ac tion ugulnst the management of the Vlttorhi theater. Tlie trouble arose over the fact that Moug Kow, to gether with 20 of Ills countrymen who were to have been his guests at a theater party, were refused admit tance |o the matinee performance for which along Kow had purchased tickets. Mong Kow had Intended to do the thing up right, and asked for boxes, out could not obtain these, so had* to he content with tickets in the orches tra. When the tickets were presented, howevvr. Moug KOW was told that or ders had been given to admit no Cm nrse to the lower floor and suhstitsjan seats were offered tliem in tlie gal lery. Mong Kow would offer tiis cc- Wstial fi lends no such inferior trcut, DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP PENITENTIARY and refused to stay on such condi tions. He declined to accept a return of his money and brought suit, claim ing that since no objection was made at the time the tickets were purchas ed he was entitled to his seats. The manager claims he did not know the tickets were sold. GEISHA GIRLS PAY A WAR TAX ON THEIR RINGS By W. B. Colver, Special Commis sioner of ths newspaper Enterprise Association In the Par Bast. KOBE, Japan, March B.—Contrib uting to war funds Is the fad in Ja pan. Every possible scheme and de vice is employed by the people of va rious cities, towns nnd provinces to make their contributions to the va rious flings larger than nny other. The geisha of Kobe hnve decided to do awny with the elaborate native style of headdress and thus save the money usually paid to professional hairdressers. The money they save will go to the funds. This Is fine for the funds, but it seems a little tough on the hairdressers. The wearing of rings was to be prohibited by tbe geishas' guild, but when it came to the test the girls thought that was carrying patriotism a bit too far—so they agreed to pay a tax of 60 sen (26 cents! for each ring Instead of giving tlie ring itself to the funds. TACOMA ELECTION (Special to Press ! TACOMA, Wash., April S, —A heavy morning vote was polled in the mu nicipal election today. Mayor L. D. Campbell seems to he leading, al though the saloon element Is making n strong fight against him and in tlie Interests of George P. Wright, the democratic nominee. A sociulist ticket also is in the field headed by Julius W. Smith for mayor. Besides the mayor, full tickets are In the Held for comptroller and treasurer and coun cilmen from each of the eight wards. In order to avoid any possible trouble between the troops forming the guards at the Japanese and Rus sian legations nt Peking their re spective commanders have agreed not to allow their men out on leave on the same days. WHOLE VILLAGE IS WIPED OUT BY MEASLES DAWSON, Y. T., April 5.-AII tbe Kskiinos at the n.outh of the Mac- Kenzie river have died of measles. The deaths numlieied 200. Bishop Breynat. of the Catholic church, has just arrived and brings the news. Two small steamers are crushed in tlie ice on the upper MacKenzie. WEDS BASEBAIL HERO SCR ANTON, Pa., April 5—A wed ding of n >te here today was that of Miss Augusta Archbald, duughter of Mr. und Mrs. dames Arcbbald of this city, and John 11. Brooke, familiarly known a decade ago as "Johnnie, Brooks, the hero of the Princeton baseball team of H5. Mr. Hrooks is now a prosperous independent coal operator. A NOVEL PLAN TO BEAT JAPAN By W. B. Oolver, Special Commis sioner of the Bewsnaper Enterprise Association in the Far East. YOKOHAMA, March I,—The entire Korean navy Is In drydoek at one of the western Ja-c iiese ,>orts. It con-j ststs of .1 flaky little ship called the j ••Yobungo," Which the Koreans bought j a year ago from a r a reliant com pany. It was a Japanese trudlng ship. The "Yobungo" will be painted up nnd sent horn to patrol Korean coasts where there ire Just now more big battleships to the spiar- inch than anywhere else on earth. A story is printed here to the ff l'ect that a Kiench missionary has j KOnt word to the exur that lie can easily end tlie war without any blood shed by simply taking advantage of an old Japunewe superstition. " he. ] missioning says ih>v if tho Russians will make a dash ut ths J.ipunese. scutteiing ashes an I water m front, SECOND YEAR. NO. 129. PRICE: ONE CI»T. Brave Guards Foil Scheme to Murder Men and Effect Wholsale Liberation of the Prisoners. of them, the Japs will turn and run like sixty as they believe that a plague will fall with the mixture. I asked a Japanese about this story, hut his remarks are hardly fit for publication. The general sense of what he said was that he hoped the Russians would try it. W. B. COLVER. OPEN BOOK The management of the Interstate fair is considering what will be done about the poolhouse part of the rac ing program. "We are still undecided Whether we will let the betting ring to a syndicate or allow several dif ferent people to cut In and make books," said Manager Cosgrove this morning. It is believed tbe management will finally decide to allow anyone with the necessary money to come in. If this Is done, it will add greatly to the interest of the rnces and satisfy everyone, giving the betting talent a belter show. Abominable conditions existed last fall, when the rights were all given to the syndicate book conducted by one McCarthy' The odds he offered were frightful, and after the first couple of days the heavy plungers of the city failed to patronize him. but instead sent their money to Seattle, where they placed it In the Seattl« poolrooms on outside races. The smaller fry, the "pikers," who could only afford to bet small money, couldn't bet and the big fellows wouldn't bet, and much Interest was lost. McCarthy's odds were so poor that the talent began to dub him "One to Four" McCarthy, as that was about the extent of the odds he would offer in a race of any degree or class. It Is claimed that should McCarthy secure the poolhouse this season he will be boycotted hy the talent. FIGHT AGAINST THEATRICAL TRUST IS GAINING STRENGTH SEATTLE, April s.—The warfare which was recently instituted against the theatrical tiust in the west is steadily gaining strength, and ground has already been broken at Portland, Ore., for the new playhouse which the independents needed to complete the circuit desired for the successful tight against the octopus. 'There arc fourteen theaters in the independent Combine, located in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Fran cisco, Oakland, Sacramento.in Califor nia; Tacoma, Seattle and Everett, in Washington, and the new one at Port land and Anaconda, Mont. Spokane will probably be added before the next season opens. The object of the inde|>endents is simply to book whatever attractions it desires without the consent of any syndicate and to secure these attrac tions without paying a large tribute in the form of a booking fee. Heretofore the syndicate lias had control of the bookings of all the lead ing theaters in the west 3H in all—in such a way that it was impossible for any independent attractions to get a house, or be able to meet expenses on the big jumps that were made neces sary. With the new combination of inde pendents all this will be done away with and already bookings for 2<> weeks of tip-top tadgpeadeat attractions have beeu made on this circuit lor the next season. Mr. J. P. Howe, manager of ths Seattle theater of this city, was the originator of the plan to buck the trust, and is now the prime mover in the tight nguilist it. He is the oldest theatrical manager in the west, having bet n in the busitic«s ever 30 years. He has had charge of tending theaters in all the mast eittce, net for years vaa liM lessee and pruptttlor uf the C'vlum Uncle Henry Says I "I see by th' paper thU Bsf **JH baseball game '11 be pulled e*f tn Spokane April 26. Me fer th' feetttl park th't day." I ,TKFFF,R<!OX CITY, Mo., April S.-* A desperate attempt was made by 50 convicts in tlie Missouri state peniten tiary tins morning to blow up that in stitution, kill all the guards who inter cd nnd release 300 criminals. At 1 o'clock Guard Williams heard a command to bold up bis Lands, fol lowed by a sbot which brought a gen eral alarm. Seven guards appeared) with guns. The convict who had at? tempted to bold him up dodged into a> cell, after firing again. Guards limner and William* entered the cell building, but upon arriving at the top of the steps they were again" commanded to hold up their hands, limner, however, got tbe drop oU) the man, whom bu locked up. A search of the cells revealed 20 pounds of dvi.umite, a bottle of nitroi glycerine, two pistols, a cigar box fillet} with cartridges and skeleton keys. The convicts had bored a hole thro Tlie convicts had bored a hole through the plate of the lock and open ed tbe door with a skeleton key. The plan was to kill the guard, liberate the prisoners, blow a bole in the walls and escape. It is not known how the prisoners obtained the explosives. s REPUBLICANS MEET IN NEW HAMPSHIRE CONCORD. N. H., April S.-The republican state committee meets here tonight to decide upon a date for the state convention to elect delegates to the Chicago convention. Tbe first or second Tuesday of May will be chosen. The state will send a delegation to Chicago instructed to vote for the re nomination of President Roosevelt. (Scrlpps News Association.) PANAMA. April 4.—Tbe strike sit uation remains serious and no work is being done at Panama. The strikers armed with club* are intimidating the men who are willing to work. That troops appear to le indifferent. bia and Alcazar theaters in San Fran cisco,, and for 10 j ears controlled tbe entire chain of theaters in the North west. His experience includes the man agement of theatrical enterprises in the leading cities all the way front New York to San Francisco, but of later years he has been mostly in the west. He hns always been opposed to the theatrical trust, but a little over a year ago he decided to try associating him eel.' with it. "The result," says Mr. Howe, "was that my house ran down and I found the trust an unmistakable detriment to my business. Being a member of the syndicate is like being a janitor in your house. I have alwaya tried to give a square deal to my pat rons, but I could not do so as a member , of the syndicate, and so I quit." Among the independent companies are the Neill-Moroeco company, the Frawleys and the Weber A Field at tractions. Among the independent actors who have endorsed the indepen dent movement are dames H. Hackett, Blanche Bates, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Mrs. Fiske, Isabel Irving, Henrietta Cros man, David Wnrfield, William H. Thompson, Mary Cahill and several others. The Independent Managers' associa tion is also in close working arrange ment with David Belasco. who has for several years fought the trust, and with Oliver Morosco, of Los Angeles, and Harry W. Bishop, of San Francisco, who also control a number of theaters in California. GAMBLER BAB TWO WIVES JOSEPH, Ore.. April 5.— W. J. Al ley, a gambler of this place, waa ar rested last week by Sheriff Hhackle ford on a charge of bigamy. Mrs, Nettle E. Alley, who clatma to be the legal wife, arrived In Bnterprlee from Rosevllle, Cat., Tuesday evening and. immediately swore oat a complaint. Mr. Alley was taken Into custody and landed in the county Jail at Enter prise. A hearing was given before Justice H. E. Oakes, who placed him under $850 bonds. Being unable to give the required- bond, he la at present S> guest of the county. Mr. Alley came here about a year ago and wife No. I came about the) aame time. Alley ere* led a small house and they were married They have elnce lived with apparently, nothing to mar their married life. Mrs. Alley No. 1 haa three children, the youugest of which ta 10 years old and tha eldest one Is 16 years of ag* The people of thla section think wife No. 1 has been dupvd and UiaC «he was not knowingly a put clpaut in this aJtair.