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wbatkxb ronoAiii tomobbow, ran, wauib. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION BENDS THE KNEE TO THE TALL TOWER Sold, paid for and delivered! These are the men who have earned the opproblum of all honest citizens who despise dishonesty and Insist upon the punishment of thieves: jfWllllam M. Deaen, chairman board of county commissioners. John H. Collins, board of county commissioners. George H. Wallls, clerk In county auditor's office. N. 8. Pratt, city councilman, Fifth ward. J. B. I.lndeley, city councilman, Fourth ward. George fl. Koontz, city councilman. First ward. These men were appointed members of the board of equalisation for the sole purpose of rutting down the as sessments on the property of William H. Cowles, owner of the Spokesman- Review and the Evening Chronicle. Before the Ink was dry on the notices of appointment the boast was made In the editorial rooms of the Spokes man-Hevlew that the board had been appointed to cut down the Cowles as sessments. The further boast was made that all men willing to serve on the board of equalisation were first subjected to the Cowles test — they were nsked how much they wanted for doing the bidding of the owner of the yoke and WHO IS THE BIGGEST THIEF? The water meter gang is getting ready to do business at a goodly profit. Already the men of which Nelson W. Durham is a part have created a monopoly on water meters by Instructing Fossil P. Weymouth, superintendent of the water depart-1 ment, to allow but one make of met ers to be put Into service. The meter selected by the water meter gang Is the CroWS. WStSt meter. This meter is handled through llol ley, Mason, Marks A Co. . If a property owner wants to or dsM' a Crown meter through Holley, M;ison, Maiks & Co, he will be quot ed a price of $32 for the meter, to which must he added the combina tion's price of $r, for Installing It. - j If the meter Is ordered through Wey mouth, a price of $23 for the meter is charged with $5 for Installing It In this manner the consumers are forced to order the one make of meter through the water department or pay a big bonus. Now to show just how much of a graft there Is in the arbitrary ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS OPEN CAMPAIGN AURORA, ill, Auk. 20.—The demo cratic state campaign In behalf of Itawrence It. Stronger, candidate for governor, f|| formally opened In Au rora today. Delegation! of matching clubs nnd other visitors were on hand from various points throughout the Ft ate. Senator Hailey of Texas de livered the principal speech of the BEST MARKSMAN IN WORLD fßcrlpps News Association.) FOHT RILKY. Kan , Aug. 20.—To ly's shooting closrs the army pistol IMpetition. The score of 534 made r Quartermaster Sergeant Benjamin nderson of the Tenth cavalry is con dered a world beater. LDEST TRIPLETS IN THE WORLD CI.ARKSni'RQ, Mass., Aug. 20 — ri Interesting reunion is to be held M tomorrow by three men who are HI to be tho oldest triplets In the >rld. They are Ambrose T. and Al rt D. Aldrlch of Stockton, Cat, and fred D, Aldrlch of Minneapolis, cy are 67 years of age and they ye gathered here for a visit to >lr mother, who is 88 years old. The Spokane Press. burden of the tall tower. Where the price was too high, or the dishonesty of the proposed mem bers was not patent, they were turn ed down. When the names were an nounced there was a Jollification meeting around the buse of the tall tower. No pains were taken to pre vent the open publication of the fact that the board bad been bought and bound hand and foot by the go betweens for William H. Cowles. Councilman N. S. Pratt has hereto fore posed as a reformer, a moral politician, and an opponent of the tall tower gang. But N. S. Pratt Is now 1 democratic candidate for state senator. lie earned the support of the Spokesman-Review and the Eve ning Chronicle yesterday when he cast his vote to cut down the Cowles assessments. Joseph B. hlndsley has political aspirations the greatest. To forward them he sold himself to the owner of the two biggest grafting news papers in (lie coast country. His sale was demonstrated in the vote for Cowles yesterday. George B Koonti is a newcomer In politics, but he has ideas of his own for the future. Whether it was cash or political backing he secured remains to be seen. George Wallis, as secretary of the board, was and is a figurehead—-there to do the bidding of Ills owners. methods of Foasfl Weymouth and the water meter gang. A Kersey disc water meter, which Is not handled by the water meter gang, can be bought for $12 for a •%-lnoh meter throwing 30 gallons ■ minute. A one-Inch llersey meter Is listed at |lf and will throw 60 gallons a minute. A Lambert water meter, which Is regarded the equal of any meter in ; the market, can be bought for the, same prices quoted for the llersey mater. Both these meters are on I the market In Spokane, but because , tlie manufacturers have not maile tprms with the water meter gang the j water department, controlled by ihe gang through Weymouth, will not allow the meters to be put in. In order to make money for the ! Water meter gang the citlrens Of Spo- ; kane are to he forced to pay $23 for > one make of water meters while others squally us good can lie bought | for $12 and $!»!. Then In addition Ihe price of installation has been raised to $5 a meter. It's the yoke and burden of the tall tower. CLOSE 0E G.A.R. ENCAMPMENT BOSTON, Mass. Aug. 20.— The most successful Grand Army encamp ment of recent years in the unani mous verdict of the tens of thousands Of visitors who have been attending • tie big gathtrlnf, which came to a close today. Thousands of visitors turned their faces homeward today, but countless others will remain In the vicinity for several days yet to see the sights, visit places of his toric interest and take In the sea shore resorts along the New England const. The warships in the harbor proved a great attraction today, tliou sans of visitors Inking ndvantntte of the opportunity to Inspect them. PENNSYLVANIA DAY AT THE FAIR BT. I.OIMS, Aug. 20.—1t was not a fraat WhUa after the exposition grounds 0 pan ad this morninK when the parlors, corridors and porches of the Pennsylvania building were pop nlated, and before noon they were thronged so that one had to elbow his way along—for it was Pennsylvania day. Governor Pennypucker and other Official! of lite Keystone state, the First city troop of Philadelphia, and other interesting things were there, not to mention the historic Liberty Hell on view in the main lobby of the building. Visitors by the score were on hand from Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Brie and oilier cities of John Collins trembled at the com mand of W. M. Dean, the czar of the board of county commissioners, and obeyed orders given by Dean. What Was the Price? What W. M. Dean received from William H. Cowles for his dishon esty toward his constituents and the taxpayers of the county is known only to Cowles, the Cowles go-be tweens and Dean. While Councilman l.indsley did the talking, Dean pulled the strings and what Dean ordered Councilman hlndsley, as the orator of the aggregation of political bun co men, said. This Is the result of the purchase and sale of the board of equalization by William H. Cowles. the Spokes man-Review and the Evening Chron icle: Review Publishing company, origi nal assessment, $41,M0. Spokane Chronicle Publishing com pany, original assessment, 110,945. Assessments reduced by the board of collaboration: Review Publishing company, $20,- --610. Spokane Chronicle Publishing com pany, $3770. Presented by the board of collabor ation to the Review Publishing com pany, taxes on $21,200. Presented to the Spokane Chronicle Publishing company, taxes on $7175. Ihe state and It was soon apparent that tlie celebration was to be one of the biggest state days that the ex position has yet seen. During the day there were brief ceremonies of a formal character, including ad dresses by President Francis, Gov ernor Pennypaoker and the Pennsyl vania world's fair commissioners. The most of the time was occupied, how ever, in Informal proceedings. Open house was kept all day and the Penn sylvania chief executive was kept busy receiving the visitors. INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO CONGRESS AMSTERDAM, Aug. IS.—Tobacco workers representing nil pints of the globe have gathered here for an inter national congress to discuss matters of Interest to the trade. Among the subjects to receive attention are plans to make it possible for members from a foreign country to become entitled to a part of the sick fund existing there and plans to regulate appren ticeship, it is probable that the sub ject of socialism will be considered and also the question as to whether It would be beneficial for the tobacco workers to follow a general political program. CABINET MEETING (Scripps News Association.) WASHINGTON, Aug. 80.—Moat of the time of the cabinet meeting yes terday wns taken up in discussion of the Panama railroad's relation to the government The government owns sixty nine seventieths of the stock of the road but bus a minoority on the board of directors. The road has a monopoly of the Pacific freight business. The government wants to abrogate the contract, but can not un til the election of a new directory In April next year. DISMISS CASE (Scilpps News Association.) WASHINGTON. Aug. 20. — The state department toda> Instructed Minister llowen to demand of Presi dent Castro that he instruct the at torney general to dismiss the receiv ership proceedings for the asphalt property pending v final Adjudication of the case. C. B. RANDELL FOR CONGRESS OKUKNYILLIC. Tex , Aug 20 —The democratic congressional convention Of the Fourth district held here to day nominated C, H. Randall of Slier man. There was no opposition and the nomination was made by acclama tion. ELECTED CHILE (Scrlpps News Association I l.OriSVll.l.K, Ky., Aug. IB,—Mrs. I,villa V Monroe of Klversi.le. Cal , was eleeteil supreme chief of the Itothhonc Sisters yesterday. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON* SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1904. By dictating the appointment of the board of collaboration William H. Cowles stole from the taxpayers of Spokane county taxes on the sum of $28,375. How much Of this money went to members of the board of collaboration and how much went into the pockets of William 11. Cowles? To Illustrate how flagrant the steal Is are given herewith a few figures; Some months ago representatives of a syndicate offered William H. Cowles a certified check for $350,000 as a purchase price for the Spokes man-Review. Although tentatively accepting the proposition before the check was produced, Mr. Cowles rais ed the sale price of the Review to $500,000. Not a newspaper publisher in the country would value the Spokesman-Review at less than $100,- --000. Not one would value the Chron icle plant at less than $200,000. The Spokane Press is assessed at $2985. The Spokane Chronicle was assessed at $3770. Yesterday the Chronicle printed an edition of 20 pages. The Press print ed four pages. It requires a plant practically seven times as lnrge to print a 20-pnge paper as against a four-page paper. It requires from five to seven times the amount of type and from five to seven times the amount of machinery. The difference between the assess J« H HIM lilt SMt EFFORT (Scripps News Association.) CHUBFOO, The Japanese forces, it Is believed, are now making their supreme attempt at Port Arthur, At daybreak this morning the fighting was at its height. The Japanese consul at Tien Tsln has Just arrived and says today's as sault on Port Arthur is directed against the fortress along the entile front. "It Is the Japanese supreme effort, to which the recent battles were preliminary. I firmly believe Fort Arthur will soon be in our pos session." (Srripps News A spoliation.> JAPANESE REPULSED. ST. PBTCRIBIIRO, Aug:. 20.—A report him reached the general staff that h telegram has been received from General Stoessel, in command at Tort Arthur, stating that the Jap anese were respulsed from several positions and the situation at Tort Ailhur is more hopeful. MOBILISE TROOPS (Bcripps News Association) ST, PETERSBURG, Aug. 20 —The minister Of war has ordered a further mobilisation of troops In the districts Of KiefT, Moscow and Kazan. Russians Retreat. (Scrlppe News Association.) TOKIO, Aug. 20— The Japanese yesterday occupied Anschanchan, half way between I.iao Yang and Hal Chang, The Russian forces of the town retreated toward Mukden. SHAW VISITS SPOKANE NEXT FRIDAY CHICAGO, Aug. It. —Secretary of the Treasury Shaw at thewastionnlna the Treasury Shaw was at the na tional republican headquarters today fixing up a schedule for his western speaking tour. He leaves Chicago PACKERS THINK THEY HAVE WON (Scrippa News Association.) CHICAGO, Aug. St.—After a meet ing of the packers today it was re liably reported that It had been de cided to ask for a writ of Injunction restraining the city from interfering with the housliUT of strike breaker! at the packing plants. President Don nelly, in referring to the action of the mayor Indicating that the packers shall no longer house strike breakers, said: "The packers have no trouble In getting men out of the plants and yards, but the nonunion men will not be able to get buck to the plants to work. 1 see no peace In sight except on condition of the packers siirren THE ANNALS OF THE CHAMPION "i-RiCP.ET-TO-REPOmEf.." uient of the Chronicle snd The Press amounts to $785. Business manager Hooker of the Chronicle, on oath, swore that the value of the Chronicle in cash was $6000. There is no one In the em ploy of The Press who would perjure himself to have the assessment re duced. Everybody knows that Wil liam H. Cowles could get from $150,- --000 to $176,000 for the Chronicle In sula of two hours. He'can get $360,- --000 for the Review simply by going to the telephone and accepting that certified oheck. The vote on the reduction of the assessments on the Spokesman-Re view and the Spokane Chronicle was unanimous according to County Com missioner Deaen. Yet no record was made of the vote. Do you know why? William H. Cowles and his hench men bought the board of equaliza tion outright. No right-thinking, sensible business man will believe anything else. While the worst sort of dishonesty —the railroads which fought for a reasonable assessment before the as •eaeors' meeting and were roasted by the Cowles organs, or William 11. Cowles and his hirelings who openly bor sted of having bought an entire board of equalisation? Mow much longer will the taxpay ers of the city bear the yoke and bur den of the tall tower? OBLT SIGHT HOURS' BEST. ROME. Aug. 20.—A dispatch re- here says General Stoessel, In command at Port Arthur, has divided his forces Into three sections, each ha\,m<r eight hours' rest out of 24. Tlk.s two-thirds are always on duty. OHAH TUNIS TROOPS. ST. PKIKIISHI HO, Aug. 20.—The czar tnilay telegraphed his thanks to CSeneral Stnessei and the men under I.in. for the defense of Port Arthur from Japanese attacks. The telegram reads: '"In my name whole Russia com mand* you to congratulate the gar rison troops, seamen and population of Port Arthur for their success in lwttie on July 26, 27 and 28. I firm ly believe It is their full desire to support by their bravery the glory of our arms. I heartily thank all. Let the blessing of Almighty God rest upon them in their hard task of preserving the fortress from the enemy's assault." TOGO'S FLAGSHIP SUNK. CiIKKKOO, Aug. 20. —A rumor is current from Russian sources that Admiral Togo's flagship has lieen sunk No confirmation can be had. CRUISER ARRIVES AT PORT. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 20.—1t Is reported the Russian cruiser Nov Ik, which left Tsing Tau after taking refuge there for IS hours, has arrived at Korhakoff port, on the island of Sagoalien. Sunday night. His first speech will be at Helena, August 2t: Spokane, August Seattle, August It; Port land, August 30. San Francisco. Sep tember 3 and 5; I.os Angeles, Sep tember 7. teems unconditionally. When the people of Chicago hear the full re port of last night's meeting of labor officials they Will he astounded. We have v trump card to play " President Donnelly with other union officers leave today for western strike points to investigate the .on >ilt lons. In a statement this afternoon the packan say they don't attach much Importance to the mayor's order for the evacuation of the stock yards buildings whhh arc used as living quartan hy the strike breakers. It is believed the corporation counsel in an ordet has justiiied the present emergency In using the plants for this purpose. The packers will resist the enforcement of the order by ap pealing to the courts. Allen Patten, a colored nonunion workman, was found at 6 o'clock this morning near the stockyards uncon scious. His right eye was almost gouged from his head and his left eye was badly lacerated. He will probably die. Assaults on strike breakers continue to be reported from the yards. (Scrlpps News Association.) OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 20— Several skilled butchers returned to work In the packing houses today. It is al most certain the firemen and engi neers will return Monday. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Aug. 20—-The packing trades council will apply to the mayor of Kansas City to stop packers from hiring strike breakers. ran is (inn R. W. Nuzum was elected chair man of the democratic county cen tral committee by a unanimous vote as predicted In The Press several days ago. City Treasurer Harry Eggleston was approached but de clined to enter the race. At a meet ing held Thursday in the office of W. H. Wlnfree, Thomas Malony, known not to be in sympathy with Turner, received a majority of votes for the chairmanship. At the meet ing held yesterday In Judge Belt's chambers at the courthouse It was deemed best for harmony's sake to elect Mr. Nuium and fixe the secre taryship for Maloney. With that end In view the deal went through. Later Judge L. H. Prather, candidate for the state senate In the Fourth district, reoommended that Mr. Ma lony be made secretary, but Instead the committee conferred Nuzum with the power to choose his own secre tary, and it isn't likely that Mr. Ma lony will be appointed to fill that office. FOUR DROWNED (Scrlpps News Association.) EI. PASO, Tex., Aug. 20.—1n a second cloudburst near Globe, Ariz., yesterday afternoon Charles Sims, Mrs. Kurd, Miss Moody and John Bplsy were drowned. The bodies have been recoeered. ÜBtl ROASTS it trans fgcrlppa News Association.) CASSEI., Prussia, Aug. 20—After a review of troops hy the kaiser to day his majesty summoned the senior officers of the garrison and delivered a lecture on the lessons of the war In the far east. He relentlessly i criticized Russ'a. while the marvelous 'organisation of the Japanese was ex- POCKETS PICKED John Elchart of Kallapell, Mont, reported to the police last night that he had his pockets picked on an O. K. A; N, train coming into Spokane yesterday evening. The thief got 170. Elchart does not know when or where he was robbed, but knows he had the money after leaving Farm tugton. HOAR STILL ALIVE (Scrlpps News Association.) WORCESTER, Mass. Aug. 20.— Senator Hoar was still alive early today, He rested comfortably during the night. His family is constantly near htm. There is no marked change. VISITS n» SPOKANE. Former City Attorney Bdwin C. Lamb of Rune is in the city on business SECOND YEAR. NO. 247. PRICE: ONE CENT. MISTREATED WIFE ON STREET Complaint was filed against J. A. P. Young today by the state, charg ing lilm with contempt of court. Bessie Young, his divorced wife, swore out a warrant before Prosecut ing Attorney Kimball this morning for his arrest. The grounds for such a proceeding were based upon his failure to pay attorney's fees, suit money and alimony during and since the Securing of a divorce by Mrs. Young a slmrt time ago. She was given the custody of the two minor chihlten anil an order was Issued by the court restraining the husband MINING CONGRESS IN PORTLAND (Scrippi News Association.) PORTLAND, Ore., Auk. 20.—Dele gates to tlie National Mining con gress, which ineels here on Monday, are beginning to arrive and head quarters have assumed an air of ac tivity. The city is garbed in gala dress and the streets are further en livened by the playing of bands brought by several delegations. With less than half the delegates on the scene, the fight for the per manent location of headquarters is assuming definite shape. Salt Lake and Denver are the only real con tenders for the honor. Both cities have offered sites for a building and large sums of money for the con struction of the same. Salt Lake seems to have the lead. While there is a strong sentiment in favor of having a permanent loca tion for the congress among the dele gates from the Rocky mountain states, much opposition is being shown by representatives from other parts of the country, especially from this coast and from the eastern states. Th» Texas d«)»rates are also strongly opposed to the proposition. From present indications when the SUFFERINGS OF RUSSIAN TROUPS ST. PETERSHI'RO. Aug. 20—Har rowing descriptions of the effects of the heavy rains, the deep mud, and tropical heat, and the consumption of unripe fruits on the health of the Russian soldiers around l.iao Yang are published by the St. Petersburg papers. One correspondent telegraphs: A roaring torrent of yellow waves Is rolling down the I.lao Yang mountain streams, which have flooded the sur rounding country, and In order to reach the second Russian position one has to cross them 10 times. The Cossacks ford the streams on their horses, whose haunches are covered by the water, while foot soldiers un fllCSS and raise their rifles above their heads Battalions of our troops climb hills thus wet to the marrow and jailed. Carls, guns and two wheeled vehicles cony eying ammuni tion sink fast in the mud. Roots are coated With dirt and the entire uni form is soaked through and through, in spite of mackintoshes and "water falls,'' in the rain which falls In tor rents from the saddles and from horses. Greeks and Tartars have opened numerous shops, in which they are [ CHANCE. CHIEF POSTAL CLERK WASHINGTON, Aug. 20—Merritt O. Chance, formerly Secretory Root's private secretary, ami recently heail of the bureau of purchase supplies for the postofnce department, today entered upon his new duties as chief clerk Of the poetomca department. In succession to lilain Taylor, who re cently resigned under the stress of relations with Fourth Assistant Post niastir t'.eneral liristow. .Mr. Chance has been in the gov ernment serve c a number of years. He was at one time private secretary to Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen eral BflStOW, and afterward his chief clerk, t'pon Mr. Root's resignation and the appointment of Secretary One cent 'from committing harm to his ex-wlf« and children. Yesterday Young met bM former wife on the street and grabbed her arm and shook her violently, at the same time making threats what ha would do to her and the children. Mrs. Young declares that In hla vis- Its to the children at her home ha would try to entice them away. Sev eral fTmes he has taken them a num ber of blocks from the home, caus ing the complainant much worry. Mr. Young has directed his atten tion particularly to his boy, Russell, and is bent on getting him away from the mother. matter comes to a vote the proposi tion will be defeated. Several other cities have entered the fight to secure the next session of the congress. Among them are Los Angeles, El Paso, Tex., Nevada City, Gala Cincinnati, Omaha and Chicago. Wew Officers. The selection of officers is another topic of general conversation among the delegates. Colonel Irwin Mahon. who for seven years has been secre tary of the congress, says he will not take the office for an eighth term, as he desires to retire from public life and return to his home In Carlisle, Pa. Fred S. Shaffer of Den ver, Col., is mentioned as the most likely candidate for the position. For the presidency to succeed J. M. Rich ards, who positively declines the nom ination for another term, there are many likely candidates, but the fight seems to lie between J. F. <la 1 breath of Denver and John Dern of Salt Lake. The supporters of the different candidates are lining up their forcea and the light for the offices Is at tracting as much attention aa the contest over the permanent location of headquarters. , selling inferior wares obtained from : Ying Kow and Harbin. The railway I battalion supplies us with tailors and I shoemakers. Prices are pretty high, I but there are workshops and stores, and everything needful can be found jin Liao Yang. The Greeks have , brought us German, Danish and Jap . anese beer, champagne and liquors, j The food at the hotels is inferior, I but nothing Is lacking—not even bit- I llards. The climate is homicidal. The ] heavy rains are accompanied by trop , leal heat. Sunstrokes and heatstrokes are frequent, and often produce heart ■ paralysis. j It is impossible to drink water i from the streams, and the troops de pend upon the hot tea with which they are supplied. The vegetables to be obtained, and eßpecially the Chi nese cucumbers, are most harmful, but our soldiers eat them, even oa the march. Worst of all, however, lis Manchurlan dirt. Exposed to the I rain, in slush and slimy mud, our brave soldiers perish who are other j wise able to endure all the hardships and sufferings of a campaign. Never before have Russian troops been call ed upon to fight under such terrible I conditions. Taft, Mr. Chance was made superln tendent of the division of supplies of the postoßtce department, to suc ceed Michael A. W. Lewis, who re signed In the course of the Investi gation of the department. BEST BUY IN SPOKANE New seven-room house, furnace, electric light, hot and cold water, toilet, full basement, lawn, garden. TOO HAVE BEES LOOXXXfO} TOM XT. i TERMS— MONIT TALKS. OWNKR LEAVING CITT. SEE US TODAY. L K. MONFORT 322 FernweW Block.