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WEATRSB FORECAST: TOMORROW, 3HOWT.RS. REPUBLICANS ADRIFT WITHOUT A CAPTAIN Acuff Is in the Lead-"Colonel" Tom Is Undecided-** Allen Is Strong""Car* nation Candidate" Has Retired-Omo Paddling His Own Canoe—Mayor Boyd Alive But Not Talking Ilesiills of the caucuses held by tlie republicans last night only servo to increase the density of tho atmos phere about the coming city conven tion and presage a mixed up tight Which makes the finish doubtful. The Spokesman-Review tribe is claiming everything for Acuff today and Insisting upon a nomination on tlie tirst ballot. As a matter of fact the delegations are so badly mixed that with only a few exceptions there can be nothing determined until the vote is taken in the convention, or the primary con test should result In a stirrer lineup ln some of the mixed precincts. Acuff has some solid delegations in the outer precincts and In one or two the anti-AcUit people apparently made no attempt to put up a ticket of delegates—notably ln Cleveland. In other precincts the tight last night was a bitter one and the bad blood is liable to run over Into the primaries tomorrow, resulting most likely in contested delegations In tlie convention. One of the worst mixed up messes resulted from tlie caucus fight in Kr mlna precinct Deputy County Treas urer Walter McCallum ls precinct Committeeman ami when the caucus was called to older insisted upon his right of being chairman. The Dun- 61 NkHIK llPPtr DURdLAR "Charlie, wake up; there's someone In the house." As this permeated through the sleep bound senses of "Deacon" Charles Wasson somewhere about 2 O'clock this morning, the court re porter of the Chronicle, who was elected secretary of the Press club because of his phlegmatic und un rolly disposition, sleepily rolled over end turned on the electric light In his bedroom at 0712 Jefferson street. The "Deacon" was wide awake the Instant the sheen of electricity perco lated through the slumber charged atmosphere of the chamber. Because Just about three feet away from him stood a masked man, point ing a large "cannon" in the "Dea con's" direction. "Hullo, what do you want here?" Inquired the* "Deacon" In much the Same manner as he would say "What d' ye know?" "You keep unlet and I won't hurt you," onme ln solemn, curdling tones from behind the black mask. "You better git out o' here," brave ly responded Charley as that icy odd feeling began crawling across the pit of his stomucb. "What's your business?" asked the burglar as he shoved the gun a few .inches closer. "I'm court reporter on tlie Chron icle and I only git paid Saturday," rame tho quivering response of genius. "Huh, this Is Thursday morning. You ain't got no cash"—and the black mask snd the grin began to move QiHUil WW $5,000 TO (ON NUIKMII (Hpecia] to Tin Press.) BKIXINUIIAM, Wash., April II — That religion ls not us frco as It ls generally advertised to he has been demonstrated In the refusal of Dr. Chapman, the celebrated evangelist, to come to HellhiHhum fur less than 11000, As nelliiißham la n city of 30,000 people It will he seen at this rate that If every sixth person In the mu nicipality was converted it would cost exactly II n head for converts. The ministers of this city, when they saw the wonderful work of tho evangelist on the const, longed to have the noted worker try his skill st recruiting the ranks of Zion in Hell Ingham Ths association studied the problem I>liy men present voted another chair man ami Immediately McCsllum took his men to another room in tlie tire engine house and held a caucus of his own. The result Is that in Krmina pre cinct, where there are 160 voters, with 57 attending the" caucus, there were some 10 delegates nominated, as each side put up a full list of 20 delegates. Both tickets were filed witli the city central committee and held up pending v decision from Chairman Murphey. No compromise could be effected so it is to be ruled that both tickets will be put up and voted for at the primaries tomorrow. in all the caucus nominations last night there were a few Boyd men to get to the surface. Just what the mayor Intends to do Is known to only a few of his friends, but it is gen erally conceded now that he will de clare himself tomorrow. In the downtown precincts the Boyd forces are still organized, but me claimed as second choice for Com missioner Omo, who Is going into tlie convention confident of. a Boyd fac tion to himself. The movement for W. J. Doust has grown stronger and several of tlie, precincts were lined up in good shape for tho former sheriff, whose friends backwards, during the dour, but with the regulation "basilisk eye" on the "Deacon," who wne huddled up Wondering W the bedclothlng would stop a bullet. The burglar backed Into the hall mid went out the rear door, which he had opened by turning the key with a pair of nippers. Although the Wasson courage was Doling frightfully about that time, ibo "Deacon" was strong enough to lrag himself to a Window to see what the burglar was doing. The man ■tood In a shadow, evidently waiting for the Chronicle man to poke his dead out of the door. But the man who writes divorce Bases and talks to the sheriffs pris oners was too cute for that. Besides lie luul a telephone in the house. Word of the burglarious visit was scut to the police station, but by the time the brass cannon and other ef fects of the department were un loaded nt the Wasson home the bur filar bad departed, The "nipper man" did not stop witli the one visit, however. He called nt the home of H. M King. K2«27 Fifth ivenue, and, turning the hack door key as usual, went into tlie bed- Bhamber, where he appropriated the King trousers, containing a pocket* hook with $5 In silver and a $50 check. The "nipper man" also went to the home of J. H. Sanders, 1112 Col lege avenue, where be secured $5.50 In money nnd a gold watch. In neither of the latter places did the people of the house wake up. and found that the startling ligure |6boo would he required to close the deal for the performance. So, like Lot of old, the prsaohcrs bestirred themselves and sought to ond enough religious persona In the city who would lend their support, tlnuncially, to tlie movement. Hut like the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, in which I'Oi tried to work up enthusi asm, Uelllnghain failed to respond to the call to the extent needed. The outcome of the effort Is that an emissary of the great Chapman tins been sent to this city. This man Is n lower priced worker, hut the ministers feel they have got the worth of their money. In fact, the preachers believe they have secured a bargain and that the workman la worthy uf bis hire. The Spokane Press. nre declaring that he will be heard from strong after the first ballot. The Allen movement is growing and the Sanders people are mostly for Allen, at this time, with a pretty well defined understanding that if not Allen, it will be Dr. Olmsted. The present indications are that Fred Blomberg for city comptroller will have a walkaway as against Michaels, and there is a strong chance of the nomination of W, H. Wiscomb for city treasurer being made by ac clamation. The Acuff forces are trying to trade for Michaels and Hinckley. for comptroller and city treasurer, but this is another Spokesman-Bevlew deal which the voters are determined not to swallow. Colonel Eld, Sanders, the carnation candidate, is wholly out of the race. "Colonel" Tom Smith, although off the central committee, is still In the saddle and his footprints were easily discernible in several deals last night which will practically give him con trol of three or four precincts. The big majority of republicans and advocates of liberality in city government are convinced that AcuffS nomination will mean the de- feat of the republican party and the return of a democratic mayor, chiefly because their candidate has the sup port of tlie Spokesman-Review. Later It was reported at the police station that a fourth house was visit ed last night by the "nipper burglar." The victim this time was M. H. T-nw, living at ltil3 Gardner avenue. The burglar took the Law trousers, containing $3.75 In change, a steel case watch and some keys. The keys contained one to unlock Law's private savings bnnk, from which the owucr Is now barred. A University of Chicago professor ls bringing dead cats back to life. There's nothing those I*. of C. pro fessors won't do to get their names In the papers. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1905. mm run PRIVATE TDi roD mt COURT A novel proposition was made by the Great Northern Railway com pany's attorneys In Judge Poindex ter's court this morning. It was in the trial of the cases of A. ivf. Aiken and Charles E. Solomon against the railroad company, in which the plaintiffs are suing for damages to their land. The railroad attorneys offered this morning to provide a special train for the use of the judge and Jury to convey them to the land near Mi lan to survey the property claimed to have been damaged. Judge Poindexter took the proposi tion under advisement. DID THE JAPS lit TO ITED SIR (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, April 13.—The state department made public today official correspondence which disclos ed the fact that the Japanese govern ment announced to Minister Griseom mm SWIM i pnnrc (Serlppß News Association.) WASHINGTON, April 13—Miss Alice Roosevelt tins surrendered ber heart and promised ber hand, and now wears upon her left third linger the Jeweled token of her marriage en gagement. Tlie successful wooer is the eloquent "Hoy Orutor of the Wa bash," Senator Albert J. Beverldge of Indiana, and the formal announce ment of the betrothal will be made at Beater, President Roosevelt is more than pleased, and has given the happy pair his paternal benediction. For some months past there has been a most agreeable change ln the deport ment of the fair Princess Alice. She has grown more womanly, more dig nified and altogether more lovable. PRESIDENT EEAVES TEXAS (Scrlpps News Association.) FORT WORTH, Tex., April 13.— Tlie president's special started for Frederick, Okla., at 10 o'clock this HE'S IN OUR MIDST AGAIN mi unit mim in hid on <Scrlpps News Association.) MARIETTA, Ohio, April 13.—The will of the late George Rice, who spent his lifetime fighting the Stand ard Oil company, was probated here today. His entire estate Is valued at $10,000. He was formerly a wealthy man. Peary's new Arctic steamer ls to be called the "Roosevelt." If there is anything in a name the pole will soon he called upon to start violently and exclaim: "Aha! lam discovered, and no avenue of escape Is left me!" at Tokio, February f» last year, breaking diplomatic illations with Russia, and assured him that hos tilities would not begin until a dec laration of war would be made. Fighting actually began February 8. wins DaUoni She has put away her frivolity while still retaining much of her charm of tineomentionality, anil the reason is now clear. She is in love. Senator Beverldge Is a widower of 42. Ills first wife was Miss Kather ine Lungsdale of Oreencastle, Ind., Who died in 1900. The senator Is self-made. He was a plowboy at 12, a railroad laborer at 14, a logger and teamster at 15. Then he attended high school at Sullivan, 111.; later he read law in the office of Senator Mc- Donald, and, after being admitted to the bar, became associated with the law Arm of McDonald & Butler, with which he remained until beginning practice for himself. As a republican campaign speaker he has for years been preeminent. morning. It will reach there at 3 this afternoon, According to schedule, the train will leave for Colorado with the president 'a party at 9:30 tonight. HOLDUP ATTEMPTED AT HOWARD AND RIVERSIDE MURDER (Scrlpps News Association.) CRIPPLE CREEK, Col., April 13 — Mrs. Samuel Vidleck, wife of a well known newspaper man and chairman of tlie republican central committee, shot Mrs. Helen Coulter Douglas, said to be a society woman of Col orado Springs, through the heart in her room at the National hotel this morning. It ls reported she found her husband in the room with the woman. TRAIN OVER EMBANKMENT (Scrlpps News Association.) VICKSBURO, Miss., April 13—An Illinois Central passenger train jumped the track near Hardee at 12:30 this morning and plunged down an embankment. Several passengers and members of the crew were In jured, but none are reported killed. BURTON IS INDICTED AGAIN (Scripps News Association.) ST. LOUIS, April 18.—The federal grand jury today again indicted United States Senator Burton of Kansas on five counts,. Three of the live charge dare that he made an agreement with the Rialto Grain & Security company to protect them from postal investigation. The other two are that he accepted money for these services. MORE DEATHS ARE REPORTED FROM INDIA (Scrlpps News Association.) SIMLA, India, April IS. —Further reports from the outlying districts state the recent earthquake caused 400 deaths in the state of Mandi. Many hundreds were killed in the Bultanpur district. PATTERSON CASE (Scripps News Association.) NEW YORK, April 13.—The argu ment on the motion of counsel for Nan Patterson to inspect tlie minutes of the grand jury which Indicted the actress as coconspirator with J. Mor gan Smith and wife was adjourned today hy Justice Foster until tomor row morning. THIRD YEAR. NO. 185. PRICE* ONE. CENT A daring daylight attempt at a holdup by two high waymen was frustrated about 6:30 o'clock this morning at the corner of Howard street and Riverside avenue, the most centrally located and busiest corner in the city. The intended victim was G. H. Welty, formerly a member of the state legislature and at one time a justice of the peace. Welty was waiting at the corner for a street car when two men came toward him, one from the front and the other from the side. One of the men, a dark faced fellow, stepped up and said: "I want youur money and I want it quick." Just then the second man saw Officer Charles Roff com ing across the street and signalled the first man to get away. Officer Roff surmised what was happening the instant he saw the two highwaymen converge on Welty and started for them. The men darted out into the street and jumped a pass ing car, but the policeman followed them up and at the Northern Pacific crossing overtook them when the car stopped to flag. The men gave their names as Joseph Farrell and John Gaul. This afternoon they were fined $50 each by Judge Hinkle under charges of vagrancy. FARMERS WANT SMELTERS CLOSED (Scripps News Association.) SALT LAKK, April 13. —Papers were drawn up today in one of the most far-reaching suits in the his tory of Utah. The farmers in the vicinity of the smelters will ask the courts to permanently restrain all PRESIDENT'S HUNT OVER (Scrlpps News Association.) FREDERICK, Okla., April 13.— President Roosevelt concluded his four days' hunt in the Indian pas ture reserve at noon today. The last wolf chase was made from the camp toward the east line of the reserve. Where he took dinner and rested. He Is expected here at 5 o'clock this PRINCIPLES OF JEFFERSON WILL BE EXPOUNDED TONIGHT The banquet of the Jefferson club will be held at the Spokane hotel to night with E. Dempsie presiding as toastmaster. The democratic harmonoy which has prevailed to date has been shat tered by the acts of the program committee! of which Judge Belt Is chairman. In this capacity Judge Belt over looked F. C. Robertson and E. O. Riste as speakers, whereat these ora tors of the unterrltled raise their voices and made loud noises. Tlie two overlooked "spielers" de clare Judge Belt overlooked them be cause they opposed ids nomination in the last county convention. in cidentally, Attorney Robertson de FACTORY MEETINGS TO BE CONTINUED Under the auspices of the Minis ters' alliance a new work Is being taken up by the preachers and church workers of the city. At a meeting of the alliance last Monday the ministers proposed, as an experiment, that three of the preach ers bold noon meetings at two or three Of the several factories and mllil Of tlie city to test tlie advisabil ity of making noon meetings a per manent part of the work. In accordance with this plan noon meetings were I.eld yesterday at the I'nlon iron works and at Muaaay's mill and the committee today reports that the results were most encourag ing. The next meetings will be held ne\t Wednesday noon and thereafter a regular program will be arranged. "I am enthusiastic over the Idea of holding noon meollngs," said Hey. U. B. Uts, "The Idea .» that the work One cent smelters from operating In Salt Lake valley. If the Injunction Is granted. It will paralyze the mining industry in the intermountain region, throw ing thousands of men out of work. The farmers want the smelters con demned as a nuisance and a detri ment to crops. afternoon. Governor Ferguson and party are awaiting the president and will escort him to the train, which will leave at R:25 for Colorado. Pres ident Roosevelt Is expected to make a brief speech to the crowds awaiting him. Aside from wolves, the party killed 11 coyotes. The president cap tured two coons Tuesday night, lie ls In high spirits. dares he will make Councilman Fred Baldwin look like a dirty deuce ln the coming election because the coun cilman Is accused of standing ln with, Judge Belt on the deal to slight. The program for the banquet will be as follows: "Thomas Jefferson," Charles 8. Voorhees; "Progress of Real Democ racy," \V. C, Jones; "Lessons of tha Last National Klectlon," Del Cary Smith; "Conservatism and Radical ism In Politics," Frank Graves; "Back to tlie People," Judge S. J. Chadwick of Colfax; "Local Democ racy" P. F. Qulnn; "Duty of Young Democracy," Lester P. Edge; "Old Principles Applied to New Issues,'* J. If. Simpson: "The Political Duty, of the Citizen." W. W. Tolman. logmen have 15 or 20 minutes aften eating lunch at noon and that this time may be profitably employed with, the noon meetings ln which short talks are made by the ministers on, the committee. "The plan Is to visit all the large factories at noon on certain days anil conduct tho work. Another trial 08 the plan will be given next week, when its adoption us a permanent feature Is almost ussured." , GERMAN COLLIER WAS RELEASED siNU.U'uitlC, India. April ll.— The German collier Hindoo, which, requested clearance pepere yeslerduy, wan released today. The vessel left port heading (or Saigon.