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WBATSS* WMOim TOMOmBOW, SHOWEBS. MAYOR DAGGETT TAKES OFFICE AND CITY COUNCIL IS ORGANIZED Councilman Kfiontz Causes Delay in Or* ganization of City Fathers By Repeat* ed Attempts to Secure Something for Himself** Fleming Is Again City Clerk and Names Same Force of Assistants. Quietly and without frills or dem- , Onstratlons Mayor Floyd Daggett I took up the duties of his new office today, succeeding Mayor Frank Boyd. With the snme quietness the new city council was installed and Organ ised. There was but one flash In the pan before the council voted for George Koontz for president and that was brought ahout through the Insistence of Councilman Haines for recogni tion in tlie committees and appoint ments. The council was called to order by city Clsrk Fleming at 10:16 o'clock nnd Immsdiatsl yafter the roll call Councilman Gray moved the nomina tion of Councilman Baldwin as tem porary chairman. Mr. Baldwin de clined the honor und Councilman Balnes was named by Snyder and elected. For president of the council Snyder named t leorge B. Koontz. Mr. Pratt named Baldwin, who de clined in favor of Pratt. The latter nlso declined and Councilman Funk was named. tin the first ballot Koontx voted for Funk and the latter returned the courtesy. The votes for Funk were Gray, Baldwin. Koontz, Pratt. For Koontz were Funk, Estep, Snyder, Horr and FhtUtps, Councilman Baltics cast his vote for Kstep, thus defeating the elec tion of Koontz. Councilman Funk moved that a vote of thanks he given to the out going president, J. 11. Boyd. Councilman Snyder declared thanks were due to Joe l.lndsley. his col league, and ln a few remarks threw many boquets at the man from the Fourth, declaring he was a good man despite what The Press said against him and that the gratitude of the people was due to Mr. I.lndslcy in large chunks. Baldwin moved to In clude aii outgoing members In the vote of thanks, which was done. Councilman Snyder moved to take a recess for 10 minutes, but a spec tutor In the gallery yelled out: "Ten minutes." It was only when the councilman pointed out that outsiders were in terfering with the proceedings that the IS-minute recess was voted down. It took nearly an hour to get Coun cilman Haines and the democratic memhers Into line Councilman Balnes first helld out for the appointment of City Clerk Fleming, who was being fought by th. Spokesman-Review. As Fleming was certain of the election the re publicans agreed to this and then Mr. Balnes declared for the chairmanship of the finance committee, This his republican brethren refused to grant htm. The matter wns finally tlxed up nJul Koontz was elected on the second ballot with n vote of II to 1. Koontz voting for Funk. For president pro tern Councilman Kstep moved the election of Council man Phillips, which was made unant mously. Baldwin nominated Charles Flem ing for city clerk and Rnyder named A. C BUrrOWS. Mr- Fleming received eight votes, Snyder nnd Koontz vot ing for Burrows. On motion of Councilman Baldwin a committee of three waa nppolnted to wait upon the outgoing mayor and ask him to address the council. While the committee was out the city clerk announced the reappoint ment of his old deputies. 1,. Frank*Boyd was escorted Into the OOUnell chamber snd In a brief speech thanked those who had stood by him. He referred to the "Jack pot" in which he had fallen through the dissensions in the council and the handicap under which he labored In trying to give a good administra tion. There were tears In the ex-mayor s eyes as he referred to the slanderous nbuse to which he had been subjected by the Hpokesman-ltevlew during his two yen\p, ln office, lie ClOUgd with S pretty compliment to Mayor Daggett, whom he described as a clean and capable official. In whom the people had made a good choice, nnd bald: "I am a good man always was — but they objected to my policy I can only say In tho word of a great man who, when subjected to base calumny, said: 'I shall so live that the world will not believe It.' " At the suggestion of Councilman Baldwin the outgoing councilman were nuked to express themselves. Joe l.lndsley was the only one to re spond and made a clean lit 1 10 speech, In which he thanked his former col leagues aud declared ugnlnst tho har boring of political feeling. All this time Mayor Daggett had been sitting In the council chamber gu inteiebted observer und apparently The Spokane Press. oblivious to the fact that certain! ceremonials were pushing along in his direction. Former Mayor Boyd happened to notice the new mayor Just In time to get htm out of the room ns Coun cilman Baldwin suggested that the mayor's message he read. I Mr. Daggett scurried out nmld laughter and cheers while the coun cilman was moving that a committee be named to go after the mayor and escort him inside. Mayor Daggett didn't run very fast so that tlie committee captured him out in the committee room nnd brought him in to read the following message: "Mr. President and Members of the City Council: "This occasion Is fraught with great responsibilities to your honor able body, to myself nnd to each and every oftlcial In this administration. While any admintatratlon has a great responsibility In financing and con trolling the destiny of this city for two yenrs—we have the added re sponsibility due to our rapid growth aud the Installation of the extension to our water system Our City's Growth. "it is reasonable to suppose tlmt' our city win eclipse during the next two years the remarkable growth it has experienced tho past few years. This will mean more street improve ments, more water extensions. In crease in departmental expenditures, additions to and beautifying our parka, "Improvements should keep pace with the demands, hut oars must he sxsrciasd In s carsful study of the financial resources before ordering any extraordinary expenditure. " . . . . _ Extension of Water System. "You are urged to proceed without delay In devising the financial plan for the purchase of Supplies, and proceeding with the work of extend ing our water system In accord with the plans approved by Mr. Fanning. These plans should lie strictly ad hered to. Mr. Fanning stated that by laying the 30-inch main to con nect with the distributing system. Immediate relief would he obtained, without waiting for the Installation of the new pumps and the construc tion of the reservoir. This. nlso. ought to bring a reduction In the excessive insurance rates now de- manded. "[ recommend the passage of an ordinance creating a fund upon which warrants may be drawn for this ex penditure such fund to receive the proceeds of the sale of the water bonds voted at the recent election. This will obviate the necessity of waiting several months for the com pletion on the sale of these bonds, which of necessity must take con siderable time Hy adopting tills or a similar plan, tlie hoard of public works can at once he authorized to purchase the pipe and supplies neces sary to proceed with laying this main. "Of course, this does not contem plate any delay in proceeding with the Sntlrs plan outlined, hut will afford relief at an early date. Improvement Collections. "1 recommend a continuance of the present policy of collecting Improve ment taxes by the city treasurer In Conjunction with the legal depart ment. The additional expense of a deputy ln charge of this work has proven a wdse expenditure —In fact, a very necessary one. If these col lections ate not kept Up we may rea sonably expect the city to he saddled with the payment for these Improve ments as was done In the past, when the city had to assume some three quarters of a million dollars unpaid Improvement tnxes. liSgal Department. "I recommend that one member of the legal department have his of fice nt the city hall; that the Office he kept open during the usual Office hours for the convenience of the of ficials anil the general public having business with the department. Improvement Ordlnanoes. "It Is strongly urged that your committee on Judiciary and legisla tion go carefully Into nil Improve ment ordinances before them, con sulting the board of public works nnd the city engineer, with a View of tlxlng dates of delinquency of as sessment rolls, and the Issuance of bonds. In order that, first, the prop erty owner need not pay for the work before It Is begun; second, the con tractor need riot wnlt for his bonds after the work is complete. "It is also recommended that the board of public works be Instructed to Insist upon the payment of a penally by the contractor for delay In completing ills contract after the | time limit theteiu *s«elficd. Health Office and Crematory. "I recommend amending the ordi nance so as to provide a suitable salary for the health officer, also pro viding him with a clerk—he to de vote his time to the service of tlie city. "In this connection It Is recom mended that some system of munici pal collection of garbage be Insti tuted. This can be done by contract or otherwise, hut the city should be districted by the board of health, thus enabling tlie garbage to he de livered at Intervals to the crematory so that It may be consumed at a reasonable cost and the plant be kept In operation. Police Force. "It is recommended that addition be made to the police force in order to give police protection to the resi dence districts. Tills can not he done until the appropriations for tlie next fiscal year, but It should receive your consideration In time to In clude ln such appropriation. Secretary to the Mayor. "I believe thnt the mayor, as chief executive of the city, should devote his time to the duties of the oftlce. In order that he may act intelligent ly, It Is necessary that he be In formed In departmental matters and the progress of work of various kinds throughout the city. The office Should be open during usual business hours for the convenience of the public and the several departments. I do not believe the time Of your mayor can be profitably spent In at tending to minor details that can ns well he done hy a clerk. In order to ! follow out these ideas, I respectfully ask that you furnish the mayor with j a secretary or clerk. j A Clean City. "There will unquestionably be | many visitors to our city during the present summer, and it is the duty of the proper departments, and the citizens generally, to cooperate in getting our streets, alleys and pri vate premises in a sightly and clean condition, nnd keeping them so. Our city is famed for its beauty and we do not want our visitors to change their minds while passing through. Oooperation of Departments. "Being personally acquainted with each of you, 1 anticipate a business like, harmonious administration. You will have your ideas nnd 1 will have mine, but if we meet In a fair spirit, we can evolve the best thing to be done, nnd then It will be the duty of us all. Including each department of the city government, to carry out to the letter nnd the spirit what Is finally decided upon. I urge each of you to give DM tlie benefit of your advice nnd suggestions upon any mat ters that occur to you to be of ln« I tercst and 1 shall avail myself of frequent consultations with your honorable body to the end that this administration will he a success, and all our efforts be toward making this a Greater aud Better Spokane." M Ii BT Mi OF a 111 dAS H (Bcrlpps News Association.) PHILADELPHIA, May 18,—Right were Instantly killed and six injured lv g gas explosion at the Point Brass* gas works this morning. Fire followed the explosion. The injured may nil die. DEAD FROM THE WRECK NOW NUMBER TWENTY ONE (Scrlpps News Association.) HARRIBBURQ, Pa., slay ll.— Tine,, ot the dead from ths Pennsyl vania railroad disaster bete yester day were identified this morning, They are: Miss Nettle Robinson, Cleveland; Charles it. Rlaanlck, Har rlsburg; Thomas Lewis, Pullman car SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, Fit I DAT, MAY 12, 1905. 11l MTTERSOn B SET IE Oil luiin iIOTIO (Scrlpps News Association.) NEW YtmY, May 12.—Nan Patter son was released from jail this morn ing on her own recognizance. This means she will probably never be brought to train again. She was taken before Recorder Go ft shortly after 11 o'clock, where District Attorney Jerome made the motion on which she was set free. She was accompanied by her counsel, Abe Levy and Dantel O'Reilly, and her father. As soon as she heard the words which set her free Nan started for Levy's office. Tomorrow she will start for Washington to see her mother. In making the motion Jerome said he felt his assistnnts had done their duty and acted efficiently. He would have presented the case in the same way nnd there was no recognised fu tility in the efforts to convict the girl. He said he had information which permitted of no doubt that MANY PETITION COUNCIL SUSTAIN MAYOR'S VETO Six republican* to four democrats makes it doubtful whether the veto of former Mayor Boyd on the steal of the Northwest boulevard will be made by the Washington Water Power company. In order to pass the ordinance granting the right to the water power company to grab the only driveway left in the city it will be necessary to secure one democratic vote. It means that the Washington Water I'ower company is defeated unless one Of the men elected on the anti-corporation ticket gives way un der the pressure brought by the big corporation, ln the new council the following petition signed by 46 property owners was presented this morning to sus tain the veto: RUSSI VESSELS ARE SEEII 111 SEVERAL PUCES (Scrlpps News Association.) HONG KONG, May IS.—The Brit ish torpedo store ship Reckla sight ed several volunteer cruisers of the BslttC Heel In Nervan Fong bay. Indo china, The y asked If the British vessel hud seen any men-of-war, which was answered In the negative. Without warning one of the huge gas tanks exploded at 11 o'clock thts momlng. Windows were shattered for blocks in the southern portion of . the city. The tank weighed hundreds of tons and contained thousands of 1 cubic feet of gas. It was rent asun- I der and fragments hurled In every conductor, Jersey City. This leaves six bodies unldsnttflsd, Bam S Hubert of New York, the theatrical manager, died this morn lug from burns received In the wreck. This Increases the list of dead to It, Others of the Injured, who number no, arc expected to die. there was a uniformity of opinion in the jurors' minds on three points: First, J. Morgan Smith bought the revolver; second, Nan Patterson took the revolver with her; third, Book maker Young did not commit suicide. In ordering her discharge, Recorder Goff said to Miss Patterson: "I hope that when you look back on these experiences you will be constrained to lead a life of chastity." Mr. and Mrs. J. Morgan Smith were arraigned an hour later before Jus tice Foster and on motion of the dis trict attorney Mrs. Smith was dis charged. Smith was also discharged : but was Immediately arrested and J taken before Judge Cowing on a body attachment Issued June 9 last year by Judge Newhurger. Judge Cowing adjourned the case until 10:30 Tuesday in order to give the district attorney time to file a J brief. Smith was taken back to the ! Tombs. "To the Honorable City Council: Gentlemen—We, the undersigned, residents of the city of Spokane, hereby respectfully represent that the Northwest boulevard ought to be sacred as a driveway. I "That the same is the regular route ! for funerals and that no street car | line should be permitted upon the same, there being plenty of streets, j which can be very properly used by I any electric railways desiring to i build in that direction. We therefore respectfully petition ' your honorable body to sustain the mayor's veto upon the franchise granted on May 9 upon said boule vard." The petition and the question of ! sustaining the veto of the mayor wns I referred to a meeting of the commit | tee of the whole. (Scrlpps News Association.) TOKio, May i".—The Balling ves sel Veitoku Maru reports having sighted two Russian warships, evi dently part Of thS Vladivostok squadron, L'O miles northwest of Knura. May 9. The vessels were BtparalUg toward the south. direction. Following the shower of steel Was a sheet of flnme which en* yeloped everything within n radius of a hundred yards and caught those workmen who had escaped the force Of the explosion. The Injured were taken to Stange hospital Of these John Boyd and Owen Brady will die. ftOSOttOr KrSUBS today began nn Investigation Into the oauaa of the wreck. Hs took iii»' testimony of several of lbs Injured and railroad oMclals and a number of other par* sc.ns. it is bsllevsd a aumbsr of pnnssnaTsra wars wholly consumed by the kr* which (oUowsd th* wreck. SEVEN DEATHS THUS FAR IN THE CHICAGO STRIKE fScrlpps News Associative 1 CHICAGO, May 12— With seven deaths and scores of people Injured the teamsters' strike today enters upon the sixth week of what has been one of the most violent and stubbornly contested struggles in Chicago's labor history, Apparently the strike has settled Into an "en durance contest," as both employers and labor leaders declare the duration of the controversy will depend upon the staying qualities of the other side. The employers are Jubilant over the display of the president's "big stick," which they feel certain will have a salutary effect ln curbing vio lence, and are proceeding with the delivery of their goods with non union drivers on a more extensive scale. Hearing of testimony ln support BURYING SNYDER'S DEAD AND CLEARING WRECKAGE ROOM a! aw iii session /c-"tr..-« \«soctatlon I WASHINGTON, May 12.—Except ing those absent from this city. Secretaries Kay and Wilson, every member of the cabinet attended the meeting at the White House this morning. After receiving tlie con gratulations of his advisers on the success of his western trip, the presi dent entered at once with them Into a discussion of various matters of public business accumulated during his absence. An opinion was handed down by Attorney Genera] Moody to the ef fect that the eight hour law does not apply to work on the Panama canal. The ruling is very gratifying to the president as the Sight hour day seriously hampered the work of construction, TWO BROTHERS FOUND DEAD (Scrlpps News Association.) THREE FORKS, B. C, May 12.— Two brothers named Killing were found dead in their cabin near here. One was terribly gashed. The other was shot. A gun lay beside him. There Is every evidence of a double in unlet'. JUDGE BELLINGER SINKING FAST (Scrlpps News Association.) PORTLAND, Ore , May II, —United States District Judge Bellinger dur ing the past week has been sinking rapidly. Physicians state that death Is a matter of a few hours. His death may delay the laud fraud trials. WRECK IS CAUSED BY WASHOUT (Scrlpps News Association.) DALLAS, Tex., May 12. — A wreck was caused by a washout on the Cot" ton Belt cast of Dallas today, it is reported three passengers and two trainman ware killed MAILS ROBBED BY BLACKMEN (Scripps News Association.) CHICAQO, May 12. Otto Kleppin and Fred Latham, tuakcincti on St. Paul mall trains between Chicago and Milwaukee, weie arrested today, charged b» postolllee otlicials with robbing the malls of an amount ag gregating thousands of dollars dur ing the last few >eats. Knew ['resident Roosevelt couldn't stand it In Colorado as long ns he bad planned Maybe ho beard ru- I mors timt an election wag to be hold, THIRD YEAR. NO. I'M). PRICE: ONE CENT of the eight Injunctions! orders be fore Master in Chancery Sherman was continued today. Charles Johnson, a teamster, wns mistaken at midnight for a strike breaker and set upon hy a crowd nt Twenty-fourth street and Wentworth avenue and badly beaten. One eye was knocked out. John Bernard, a union teamster, was shot in tlie hand and thigh last night by a negro said to be a non union driver for a department store. Bernard was a strike pic ket. Twenty-one hundred police nnd deputy sin riffs went on strike duty this morning guarding 2000 wagons. It is feared the return of bright weather today may encourage the strikers to resume disorderly demon strations. Walter St. Clair, colored, employed by Armour & Co., was attacked by a crowd of strike sympathizers while on his way to work this morning and (Scrlpps News Association.) SNYDER, Okla., May 12.—The streets are gradually being cleared of wreckage and order restored. All the dead are being placed in new caskets and arrangements arc under way for a general funeral. The In jured, excepting those able to care for themselves, are being removed GERAGHTY IS APPOINTED CORPORATION COUNSEL James M. Geraghty if the new cor poration counsel. The lirst offlclal act of Mayor Dag gett torlay was the sending in of Mr. Geraghty's name. Ills second offlclal act was the re fusal to act on the resignation of Allan F. (Sill as city engineer. The resignation of Mr. Gill was tendered just before the new council was call ed to order. Mayor Daggett said: "You can see by this whether the promises made by Mr. (Jill were true or—as some papers would have It— false. 1 shall not act upon the resig nation at this time." Mr. Geraghty's appointment was brought about by the resignation of Corporation Counsel Dudley. Mr. Dudley turned his resignation In to Mayor Boyd before the latter gave up his office, Mr. Boyd sprung the resignation at the last minute in the new coun cil meeting and Mr. Daggett immedi ately sent in Mr. Geraghty's name. HILLED FORMER SWEETHEART THEN COMMITTED SUICIDE Vcrlpps News Association.* T,ns ANGELES, May 12.—A. Brlghtrnan, a newspaper man from San Jose and San Francisco, shot Mrs. Charles Gurney, 18, the six weeks' old brlda Of Charles Gurncy, also a newspaper man formerly em ployed on the Hsrald here but now 111 San Francisco. He then shot him self. Brlfhtman died instantly. Mrs. Gurney died an hour later. out on. ww am m tm (Scrlpps News Association.) Ji l t'Ml, Russia, May 12 —An- other outbreak occurred today. One Offlclal and forty citizens are report ed killed. The governor has warned the mob If the disorder occurs again ai tests will fellow at the slightest provocation, If the threat Is carried out, more blood will probably be shed. INVESTIGATE CAR LINES (Scildps News Association.) CHICAGO, May ll.—The interstate ItOniiactCO oommlsstpg today began a One Cent seriously Injured. He wns taken tot a strike breaker. The department stores are adver tising: extensively for teamsters to fill permanent positions. Most ad vertisements state "union or non union" men will he aerepted. Tho employers today began to lay ofl men. on account of lack of business brought on by the teamsters' strike. About a thousand pupils of the Harrison school at Twenty-third street and Wentworth avenue went on strike today. When the Peabody Coal company's wagons arrived at the building to make a delivery soma of the hoys threw stones at the non union drivers, which resulted ln a) riot call. The employers announced today that they will not reemploy any strikers. This places an effective boycott on 4300 men and boys. Al ready 2400 men have been put in tho places of the strikers. to Lnwton and Oklahoma City. A' relief committee will meet this morn ing to make plans for handling sup plies nnd cash contributed. The cit izens have heartily expressed a de termination to rebuild the town. Tlie list of identified dead has reached M. The estimated total fa talities is 116. The confirmation hespeaks a more harmonious action ln the future than had been expected. Following the Geraghty appoint ment the council took a recess for 15 minutes to agree upon the com mittees, which were finally decided upon as follows: Finance—Snyder, Baldwin, Estep, Funk. I'ratt. Judiciary-Estep, Pratt, Snyder. Streets —Haines, Phillips, Gray. License —Grayi Baldwin. Balnes. Fire, water and sewers —Phillips, Horr, Funk. Alex Winston Is to be first assist ant corporation counsel. City Clerk Charles Fleming was to have been second assistant, but as yet the deal has not been fixed up. If the deals made go through, Fleming will lie second assistant and will resign as city clerk. This will leave the city clerkship open and no one but S. A. Mann, present clerk of the police court, has) been mentioned as city clerk. Brlghtrnan was a former lover ot the woman. He cajne here from San Jose to see her. Going to her horn* this morning, he found her on tho porch. She refused to talk with him. When he drew a revolver and llredl two shots at her. Men witnessed the tragedy and ran to the woman's assistance. Hrightman ran, the men giving chase. In a vacant lot ha turned and tired an shot into hla brain. general Investigation of private car lines. H. Strcychmans, former stenog rapher foi the Armour car lines, told the Commission of a secret coda which he s.ild the company used with, the shippers In making rebates. The SOde book was Introduced in evkdeuce. Many cede words referred to re bates, others tO the Interstate com merce commission. MORE FATAL STOSMS ARE REPORTED KANSAS CJTTi Mo., May 11.—A! mlimil at noon from Oheeotns, I, T.. s.i\s it is reported a torna.de Btrucis Bouta. MeAleeter today, causing much damage end probable loss of life, DALLAS. Tex.. May II.—A cyclone struck Marlow and Wynnewood. I. T., at 11 O'clock today. Ureal d'uuage is reported. Muny were injured. Two were killed at Marlow. LOIISVII.LH, Ky.. May 11. —It I* reported that sever*! were killed in a tnrrlfie storm in Qwest county.