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WEATHER FORECAST: TOHOUOW, BAZBT OB SHOW.
ROODLING IN CITY HALL -
WHO ARE THE GRAFTERS?
TVho Is tlie city license Inspector?
Answer: There Is no such 11 person.
Why Isn't there an Inspector np
Answer: Heeuuse the chief of po
lice does not deem It worth the trou
ble to enforce a law which would
mean »30,<HK> to the city.
Yesterday Prank I've, a poor man,
who was trying to Mil his wares on
the street with which to eke out a
mere existence for his wife anil hun
gry children, was arrested and threat
ened with a tall sentence for peddling
without a license. Later the ease
eg me up In police court and the of
ficer failed to Mo a complaint and the
case was dropped. Did he pay the
license? "Look In Hie hook and see."
That poor man Is one In many, lie
must pay or quit. Why? lteeause
the merchants and people with In
AT THE WHITEHOUSE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.—1n honor
Of Thanksgiving day all tha govern
ment departments cIOSSd todny. Serv
ices were held In nearly nil the
Churches Of the capital. Various
charitable organisations sent out
thousand! of dinner baskets to the
At the White House dinner will be
Served for the president, bis family
nnd guests at 7 o'clock In the fnmily
dining room. All of the president's
STEEL COMPANY TO
(gcrlppe News Association.)
CHICAOO, Nov. 24—It is reported
here that the United States Steel
corporation, In order to avoid any
possible litigation with the Interstate
commerce commission relative to ter
minal rebates, has decided to build
(Bcrlpps News Association.)
LONDON, Nov. 24.—The storm of
Wind und snow which broke over Eng
land Tuesday lust continues unabat
ed. Owing to the severity of the
weather all racing has been cben
BERLIN, Nov. 24.—The names of
some of the prominent victims of the
recent riots at Warsaw have just been
made known. Dr. Frankenstein, an
aged physician, was struck by a bul
let us he entered the bouse. Dr.
Frnnkenkels, a surgeon, was killed.
Baroness Hlrsch was shot while driv
ing by in his carriage. More rioting
Is expected Sunday. Workmen are
said to have 6UOO revolvers. The
police are continually making nrrests
nnd the prisons nre so filled they can
not accommodate all arrested.
tluenee must he protected and their
welfare looked after.
If equal diligence were to be ex
ercised toward the fortune tellers
In the collection of the license the
treasurer's box would be replenished
several thousand dollars.
The berth ns Inspector of licenses
Is open. Applicants may apply to
Chief of Police Waller.
A lawyer of prominence stated to a
Press reporter today that there Is a
stab' ordinance making fortune tell
ing a misdemeanor punishable by a
Hue or Imprisonment. A city ordi
nance says a HOC. fine shall be im
posed upon fortune tellers having no
It Is generally supposed that the
fortune tellers pay someone liush
Hut who gets It Is not known. As
the chief of pottos Is violating his
oalh of Office be probably knows
something about it.
I family Is under the White House
j roof except Kermit, who Is nt Oroton
school. Among the president'! guests
tire Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson,
Miss Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Grant
l.afarge, nil of New York. Mr. nnd
Mrs. Robinson will accompany the
president and Mrs. Roosevelt to St.
Loulß tonight. In the entiy morning
the president and guests took ti long
horse back ride over the Maryland
hills northwest of the city.
BDILD A RAILROAD
a trunk line for the transportation
of its business. It is understood a
number of small railroads now build
ing east nf Chicago will be taken
Into the system. The corporation now
pays annually nbout 1120,000,000 In
SPOKANE MAN HAS
C. E. Rnrthelmew of Thunder
Mountain Is In the city renewing
old acquaintances. Mr. Bnrtholmew
wns at one time deputy aliartff of
Spokane county and three years have
elapsed since he hist visited tho city.
He was surprised tn see Its rapid
growth during that short time and
has come to the conclusion thnt Spo
kane real estate In a paying Invest
ment and before returning to Thun
der Mountain will buy a homo In this
Mr. Bartholmew Is one of the few
who have struck It rich on the min
ing proposition. He Is heavily inter
ested tn the Roosevelt mine, which is
estimated to be one of the richest
Rndl ever discovered In the Thunder
Mountain district. It Is adjoining tho
H. Y. mine, which la being develop
ed on a large scale. There nre MOO
men who will winter In camps near
the Roosevelt mine.
BT. PETERBBUHO. Nov. 24 — Ssk
haroq reports: "Volunta«r chaasrura
on November 22 oocupled the moun
tains on both atdea of Chltiku.llln pass
aouth of the village of Tuncun. Nina
The Spokane Press.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
STRUCK IT RICH IN
On the hillside leading to Guilds
Lake, at tlie Lewis and Clark Centen
nial, 17 distinct varieties of shrubs
and small trees are growing side hy
SHE 1$ OWNER
OF MANY HORSES
Miss Doris Lawaon, tho fourth
child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I.nw
son. Is 16 years old. She owns, ns
does each of the live older children,
five horses, as many carriages, nnd a
boat. Nor Is she afraid of any one
of them. Though surrounded with
all the luxuries that money and taste
can procure, she is simplicity itself,
abounding With the wholesome, sin
cere light henrtedncs.s which pervades
the beautiful home. Springing from
old New England stock, traditional
gentility, without snobbishness. Is the
rule among all members of the Law
FOUGHT A DRAW
(Serlpps News Association.)
CINCINNATI, 0., Nov. 14. —Jack
Skecf of Chicago and Oena nansnnh
fought 15 fast rOUBdI to a draw be
fore the Alexandra rlub at Newport
last night. Hoth were full of tight
at the finish.
chasseurs cut the barbed wire fence
In front of the Japanese entrench
ments nnd threw several Chinese hand
grenades. They followed this with
a linsty lire, which took effect on the
Jnpanese, who retired with losses.
November 21, a Russian detachment
repulsed the attack before the village
of Anltsy t'tzy. Russlnit losses were
10 killed and 40 wounded.
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THTHBDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1904.
Wl DOPf fffl SHOT
The victim —Fred Rrown,
dope fiend and sneak thief.
The man with the gun—Pa
trolman J. W. Willis.
Willis story—He says he or
dered Brown to halt three
times before shooting.
Roy AVbeeler's story — He
says the officer shot Brown in
the back without a word of
A. K. Holland's story—He
says the policeman shot with
out ordering Brown to halt.
Murder Is the way some of the
spectators characterize the shooting
of Fred Brown by Policeman Willis.
Others who say they were spectators
defend the officer and declare he whs
Justified in shooting. It Is only fair
to say that Officer Willis has a host
of enemies on the North Side, where
he patrolled a heat for years.
Yet at least one eyewitness of the
shooting claims to be disinterested
and yet declaTM the policeman shot
Brown without giving him an oppor
tunity to save his life by surrender
ing. This witness is Hoy Wheeler,
driver for the Spokane Steam Laun
dry. His Statement made this morn
ning to a reporter for Tha Press fol
"I wns near the corner of Mndison
and Broadway when I saw Brawn
running with Iloyt after him. At
that time Brown wns running toward
Jefferson street on Broadway with
John Hoyt after him.
"Iloyt appeared to be afraid to get
close to Brown. I took after him end
when he turned on Jefferson street
he started to go between two houses
"I caught the man between the
two houses nnd, taking hold of him.
at tlrst started to walk out from be
tween tlie two houses. When we me'
Iloyt Brown was tired and was walk
ing alongside of me without trying
to get away.
"I asked Hoyt is this the man"
and he said 'Yes, that Is the man.'
Then I turned Brown ever to Hoyt
who seemed to be afraid to take hold
"Hoyt spoke to Brown, telling him
flint lied better wait right there as
a wagon would be after htra. Brown
asked what for and Hoyt said, 'You
know what for all right.'
"Then I told Hoyt be had better
hold to the fellow or he'd get away
from him. Hoyt said he would stay
all right, but that he didn't want to
get close enough to get a knife in
"At that Brown started to walk
away and Hoyt made no effort to
Catch him, but Just walked along be
hind. Brown crossed the street on
College avenue and went into the old
"He seemed to be done up then
When he was abend of me and climb
ed a picket fence tn get away from
me he was too tired to Jump and he
just laid bis body over the pickets
and rolled over the fence.
"Willis came UP as Brown went Into
the school yard and kept saying,
Where Is he? Where Is he?' Some
one, I think Hoyt, said, There he
Is going there"
"Brown was then on the walk nnd
Just trotting away. He WHsn't run
ning fast, was hardly out of a walk
and Willis or I or anyone could have
"Willis went up to the gate nnd
when Brown was Just nbout 80 feet
away Willis pulled his revolver nnd
shot. Brown fell and Willis wnlked
up to him and said something about
that teaching him to stop.
"Brown said. Tor Hod's sake, hurry
up and get me somewhere. I'm In nw
"Willis said, 'Oh, you're only shot
in the leg.'
"Brown kept holding his hand on
his stomach Hnd groaning. I was
about 10 feet from Willis when he
shot and he did not call out for
to stop or halt. All he said
. 'Where Is he?'
"Willis shot Brown In the back and
when Brown fell there were Just two
boys, John Hoyt, and I think his
brother, myself nnd one other mnn
about there close enough to see.
When Brown fell Willis turned and
asked if anyone saw the shooting
One boy who lives nt 1110 or 101 l
College avenue said ho saw and the
oillcer went to taking names.
"Hrown was easy to catch. He wns
completely exhausted and when I
caught him Brat he offered no resist
ance. He was weak from being a
dope fiend and couldn't mn or fight
After be sort of rolled over the fence
nnd 1 caught him he wan unable to go
farther and walked back with me."
Kred Hrown was seen by John Hoyt.
one of the owners of the London De
partment store on North Monroe
street, shortly before S o'clock yes
terday evening. Iloyt gave ehnsc
and Hrown ran west on College ave
nue to Madison and north lo I treed
way and back south around a lot near
Near Jefferson Hrowu was caught
hy Hoy Wheeler and turned over to
llovt. who permitted the man to again
HI A POLICE Offlll
Officer Willis appeared on College
avenue, having been told of the obase
while on his way to tlie police station
to go on duty. The officer ran down
College and saw Brown, who went
Into the college grounds. It was then
There are a number of persons who
declared two shots were fired at tlie
lime. Officer Willis gives his state
ment as follows:
"I called three times for the man to
halt. He paid no heed. To me It
seemed certain that he would get to
tlie Oreat Northern tracks and be lost
unless something were done instant
ly. After the third cry to hnlt I
tired. lam told that the bullet struck
him in the small of the back and
came out in front. I felt that I was
justified In firing.
"olinnie Hoyt cried: 'Tou'd better
halt; he's an officer!' meaning me. I
cried, 'You halt!'
"The man did not cease his run
ning, although he looked at me and
seemed to recognize my brass buttons.
I had on an overcoat at the time and
my star was on my uniform coat in
side. The overcoat was open, bow
ever, and the buttons of the uniform
were in full sight.
"After the first command to halt I
repeated the order twice. He was
going at a good clip of speed and
didn't stop, ojhnnie Hoyt Is a wit
ness who will testify that I gave the
commands to hnlt, and Coy Henry of
1130V6 College avenue is another wit
ness who heard the cry, but Henry
beard me give the command only
"Any statement to the effect that
I gave no halt orders Is untrue, and
It Is also untrue that I cursed the
man. Neither do I carry my pun
In my hip pocket, but carry It in
a scabbard at my side Instead."
A. K. Holland, a real estate man,
declares he was one of the witnesses
to the shooting nnd that Willis did
not order Brown to Halt. In his
statement Mr. Holland says:
"I saw the man start from Hoyt's
store with something In his hand and
two or three men pursue him. He ran
up College avenue. I turned on Col
lege avenue to go home, nnd Officer
Willis came up behind me. He asked
two or three people which way the
mnn went, and, while he was talking,
the man reappeared across the street
nnd went Into the schoolyard. Officer
nrttllai started across the street, nnd
I after him. Without calling to the
man or saying anything Willis pull
ed Ms gun from his hip pocket and
tired point blank at him. The man
"Willis went up to where the man
wns lying and said: 'You s—of a—,
I guess you'll stop the next time."
Willis and others assisted the man
to the edge of the fence and the
patrol wagon came and took him
away. I was dose enough to Willis
to have heard him speak, nnd I know
he said nothing before he shot. An
other mnn who was nearby comment
ed to me on the same thing."
Brown was removed to the Sacred
Heart hospital in the patrol wagon
and attended by Dr. Cray. The bul
let from the officer's heavy revolver
entered the back near the spine and
came out near the navel. The sur
geon at once pronounced the wound
Brown Is known to the police ns
"Dopey" Brown by reason of his ap
petite for morphine. He has been
guilty of numerous petty thieveries
and has been repeatedly Hrrcsted for
stealing and selling goods in order
to get money to buy the drug.
He claims to have a mother living
on Last Indiana avenue, but during
the last trial in police court the police
were unable to locate* her.
At the hospital this noon It wan
stated that Brown was still living,
but that his death would be only a
matter of time.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
ST. PBTBRSBCRO, Nov. 24.—The
publication of a new newspaper, the
Masks Olmln, has been prohibited by
the minister of the interior, I'rlnce
PRESIDENT OF INIINN
CI.KVKI.ANI", O.i Nov '-'4 Presi
dent Valentine of the National Foun
dry Workers' union tills morning, was
taken Into custody by a dStSCttVS
from Cincinnati, where he will be
taken to answer to the charges in
connection With assaults of nonunion
The amusement street at the Lewis
and (ink exposition lias been Maine.l
(Scrlpps News Association i
On every plea *SII t day large
crowds of sightseers can be seen
Inspecting the grounds and buildings
of the Lewis and Clark exposition.
THE REMARKABLE CASE OF
LONDON, Nov. 24.—Adolf Beck
wants vindication. He wants it
in large chunks.
And no wonder. Of all miscar
riages of justice, in England or
any other country, that which
sent Beck to prison for seven
years for another's crime Is on*
of the very worst. He was only
saved from serving a second sent
ence, for the same sort of crime;-;,
committed by the same man.
through the arrest of the real
criminal and his conviction.
The first conviction of Beck was
due to outrageous police persecu
tion, and, to the shame of England
appeal after appeal rang out front
tho cell of the innocent man. with
every sort of supporting evidence
behind it, only to fall upon deaf
ears in the department of justice.
Heck says he is making his pres
ent fight to secure the creation of
a criminal court of appeals In Eng
land, to which other persons
wronged as he was may have re
course with some hope of Justice.
"If I am the means of bringing
this about," he declares, "I shall
not regret my imprisonment."
Heck's CRreer reads like a ro
mance of fiction. Born in Chrlst
iatiHunil. Sweden, in 1841, he went
to sea at the ago of lti. lie drifted
to South America, where he spent
several years in mining, and tight
ing in the armies of the South
American republics, Possessed
of a fine voice, he traveled for
some time with the great singer,
(iottschalk Later he came to
Now York and was for a time a
journalist, during which period he
Interviewed Con. Grant, Ho wont
to London in tho 'tOe, There he
THIRD YEAR. NO. 16. PRICE: ONE CENT,
(Scrlpps News Association.)
TARIS, Nov. 21. —A dispatch re
ceived this morning states that the
Russian battleship Slava has arrived
at Kronstadt after grounding on a
sand bank. The vessel will remain
at Kronstadt until spring.
The Rridge of Nations, which con
nects the mainland and the Govern
ment Pennlnaula, la over 2000 feet
long, being the longest bridge ever
used at an exposition. It will be
covered with staff, and when com
pleted will resemble In appearance
an arched stone bridge.
became a promoter. He made $40-
--000 out of a Spanish railway sale,
and received $2000 in cash and 4,-
--000 shares of stock for introduc
ing a South American mine to the
British public. He always haci
plenty of money, and lived a pleas
ant and thoroughly enjoyable life,
until one happy evening, when a
woman named Ottilie Melssonler
took him for a man calling himself
John Smith, who had robbed her
of some money.
After Beck's arrest 21 other
women who had been robbed b>
Smith bobbed up. Ten of these
women Identified Heck as the man
who robbed them, while the other
12 said he was not the man. The
10 were urged hy the police, it has
been shown, to make their testi
mony against Beck strong as pos
sible, while the other 12 were not
allowed to testify at all. All the
women were of a class which Is
easily Induced to obey police In
John Smith had committed sev
eral retteries of the same sort In
1877, had been convicted, and had
served seven years for his crimes.
The police claimed Beck was
Smith. Beck proved by witnesses
that ho was in Peru while Smith
was serving his sentence, but this
evidence was utterly disregarded,
as was also a mass of other testi
mony, all tending to show that he
could not possibly have been
Smith, whether or not he com
tnttted the later series of robber
les. Beck was convicted, and
sentenced to seven years' Impris
onment, with the additional ilis
grace of being; compelled to wear
the uniform of a second-term con
During tho entire time of Dock's
Imprisonment ho sent out i m pas
■lotted appeals for pusttce, with
additional proofs of his innocence,
as he was ahlo to collect them, but
thoy wore not heeded in the least.
He <liil finally exhibit absolute
physical proof, through prison
Identification marks, that he was
not Smith, and his second term
uniform was taken off.
Beck served his time, with the
usual commutation for good be
havior, and was released In 1901.
Karly in tho present year he was
again arrested, upon the same
charge of robbing women. lit
made a desperate llnht In court,
but was again couvieteil, and waa
awaiting sentence, when the reel
John Smith was arrested for tho
same sort of crimes, and every of
fense attributed to Beck was
found to have been committed by
Beck at once received a free
pardon, with an offer of compensav
tion from the government. The
latter he spurned Indignantly, and
began his crusade for vindication
and the establishment of a British
court of criminal appeals. A Lon
don dally paper took up his fight,
with the result that a full inquiry
into his case is now being made
by a committee appointed by the
home secretary, and consisting of
Sir Richard Henn Collins, Sir
Spencer Walpole and Sir John
Edge. Before them the entire
mass of testimony adduced at both
trials is being sifted.
One interesting point brought
out already is that when It became
known that Beck was not Smith,
no communication was made to
Scotland Yard, hence his second
arrest as Smith, and subsequent
conviction. It has also been shown
that the home office, to whom ap
peals of prisoners go, pays little
attention to these petitions, and
never goes contrary to a decided
opinion expressed by any judge.
ROME, Nov. 24 —A dispatch to the
Italia Milltalre from Pekin says sub
scription lists are being opened
throughout China for the war funds.
It Is feared that If peace is not con
cluded In the far east speedily China,
will be forced Into the conflict.
CURZON GOES TO
(Scrlpps News Association.)
LONDON, Nov. 24.—1.0 rd Curson,
viceroy of India, left for his post
Burglars visited the Pioneer block
last night and got away with a good
Elmer Hastings left $140 In his coat
pocket and the burglars managed to
extract it from the coat while Hast
ings was fast asleep in the bed.
C. B. Delapere lost a long black
boa from another room.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
PORT HURON, Mich., Nov. 24.—
Kour men were drowned by the cap
sizing of a small ferry boat a few
feet from Sarnia tOnt.) dock at 4
o'clock this morning. Two were sav
ed. The names of the victims were
not learned. The current was run
ning strong and the men had been
The man who has advertised and
says "It don't pay" Is passe.