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WEATHER FORECAST: TOMORROW, SHOWERS.
OFFICER DEWOLF ARRESTS A MAN
IDENTIFIED AS THE NERVY ROBRER
Police Have Captured a
Man Who They Believe
to Be Guilty of Holding
- Up a Saloon"* Fired Six
Shots at Police Officer.
After a daring holdup of six men
In a saloon, a revolver duel with a
policeman and an escape amid lire
works and bullets, George BraMlay,
aged 42 years, who gives his occu
pation a.s a painter, paperhanger nnd
lawyer, submitted to arrest some
time after midnight last night and
Is now in the city Jail under charges
of robbery.
With Bradley when captured was
Clarence Atherton, a 17-year-old boy
who Is supposed to have been associ
ated with the elder robber in a second
holdup.
Bradley is accused of one of the
most daring holdups and robberies
perpetrated In the city. He has been
Identified by some of the men who
were In tho holdup.
II was about 12 o'clock last night
when live men, somewhat the worse
for the good time they were having,
were playing cards In the Nordun ho
tel bar, northwest corner of Browne
street and Riverside avenue.
A round of drinks hail just been
called for and the bartender, Samuel
Bogan, was behind the bar drawing
beer.
As Bogan started to set the glasses
up on the bar a man stepped into
the barroom from the hall leading
past the wineroomi in the rear to a
fear door.
The man wore an overcoat and had
n handkerchief tied about the lower
part of his face, just exposing his
nose and eyes. In his right hand ho
carried a heavy IB calibre revolver,
Which he leveled first at the live
card players and then at the bar
tender.
"Hands up Bind keep still," came
the command just as Bogan turned
to Inspect the new arrival.
Nobody obeyed the order of "hands
Up," but card playing ceased and
everybody became motionless as tho
gun turned from one to the other.
"Open that cash register- and give
me the mono," said the robber as
lie turned tin- gun cm Bartender Be
gan and stepped to tin' end of the
liar.
"I'll be damned If I do," plucklly
responded Bogan, who was too far
away from his weapons to offer an
effective resistance.
"Then 1 guess I'll have to open it
myself," coolly responded the nervy
highwayman as he turned behind the
bar Slid approached the register.
With a daredevil Indifference to tho
five cardplayera, the robber stepped
to the register and carefully ran his
lingers over the keys until he came
to the "no sale" key. The coolness
displayed In (boosing a key which
would not throw off the bartender's
account almost won Bogan who, for
an Instant, thought of dashing
agalnal the gun. but held back when
he saw how completely the robber
was master of the situation.
In the register was flUi.lo In silver
and bills, all of which the robber
scooped out of the boxes and trans
ferred to bis pockets.
The money secured the holdup
made no move toward the badly
frightened cardplayera, but turned
ami backed carefully out of the side
door Into llrowno Street,
As the man disappeared from tho
barroom the alarm was given and i'o
RUSSIAN SHIPSVISIT
(IESE COAST TOWHS
(Scrlpps News Association.)
SHANGHAI, May IS.—lt is report
ed that five volunteer cruisers of the
Russian fleet, accompanied by three
colliers and one regular cruiser, ar
rived at the mouth of the Yangtae
river this afternoon. Later the reg
ular cruiser departed and three of
the volunteers 'Came to Woosung to
night.
LONDON, May IB.—A correspond
ent of the London Times wires from
Manchuria: "Mlstchenko, after four
days of abortive flutter on the Jap
anese flank, retired May 22 20 miles
northwestward. He made no attempt
on the Japanese line of communica
tion."
tt: ——
DOUBLE
ELOPEMENT
(Scrlpps News Association.)
QRANGBVILLE, Idaho, Mfty 16.—
▲ report of a doubts elopcmeut reach
liccman McQuillan, who was pass
'"g by, grasped the situation and
started in pursuit of the robber, get
ting within 20 feet of him.
McQuillan ordered the robber to
halt, but the command was met with
a shot from the big revolver. Mc
quillan dashed ahead, emptying his
gun at the man, who ran north on
Browne street, filing two more shots
In response to the fusillade of the
policeman.
At the alley across Main street the
robber fell, but quickly regained his
feet and disappeared, going west
through tile alley.
In the fall the man lost his hat,
Which was later picked up by the
policeman.
An hour later Special Policeman
Dewolf ran across two suspicious
characters in the Northern Pacific
railroad yards and placed them un
der arrest,
They proved to be Bradley and
Atherton. When searched at the sta
tion both prisoners were found to
have revolvera on them and Bradley's
revolver had three empty shells, re
cently discharged,
Bradley had $10.20 in money and
Atherton had $20.5f,, which, the police
say, was given him by Bradley on
the way to the station.
EBarly this morning the men who
were in the Norden saloon at the
time of the led.lap were called to
the police station and at once Iden
tified Bradley as the man who had
held up the place.
in the sweatbos young Atherton
■toutly maintained Ignorance of the
robberies and refused to "peach" on
his companion, H<' claimed he met
Bradley as a tramp In Montana and
had come on through with him and
that Bradley had Riven him money to
live on.
Bradley, when subjected to a
"sweating," denied ail knowledge of
the holdup, hurt to the minds of the
questioning officers betrayed himself
easily as one who had knowledge of
the Inside of prisons.
w. 11. Bmythe of Haueer Junction,
Idaho, was held up ami robbed at
Bprague avenue and Bernard street
about 11 O'clock last night by two
masked robbers with guna,
He lost a dollar In money, and tbe
police believe tho robber was com
mitted by Bradley and Atherton, al
though the latter declares he ran
prove that he was In bed at the time.
Bradley la a queer looking charac
ter and widely differs, in appearance,
from the average holdup or yeggman.
lie is baldhejatled, with but a scanty
orop of straw-colored hair, n turned
up nose and 0 sanet IntOnlOUS "rube"
look which would stamp him more
as a victim than a robber.
In the eweatbox he was cool and
easy in his answers and told the of
ficers that ho had been a lawyer
and was therefor able to take care
of himself in the questioning, ib
is poorly dressed In overalls and
Jumper, but has the pallor of an ex
convlct.
Atherton la n typical kid hobo,
hardened by frequent arreata, and is
proving a hard nut for the police to
■waul out,
Both men win bp held under the
Identification and charged with rob
bery,
ST. PETERSBURG, May 2R.—Ad
miral ltiriieft left st. Petersburg for
Vladivostok today On ■ special train.
Other trains will be sidetracked to
enable the admiral to reach his desti
nation quickly.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 25.-Gen
eral Ltnevttoh reports, May 22, the
Japanese were dislodged from a posi
tion at ManohendUS after a tight In
which they suffered considerable loss.
LONDON) May 26. —A correspond
ent of the Central News at St. Peters
burg wires that thero are persistent
rumors heard in naval olrolei to tho
effect that a naval brittle has com
menced off the IjlaTtd of Formosa.
i"d here yesterday from Cottonwood
and officers are using every effort to
locate tho runaways. Tho principals
belong to prominent families In the
Cottonwood section, and It Is stated
that the country Is considerably
wrought up, as the girls are but IB
and 16 years of age. Another Inter
esting feature la that two of the
elopers, Edward IJeuker and M'.ss
The Spokane Press.
Decker, are brother and sister. The
young man is "2 years of age while
his sister is but 16. Decker is said
to be with Vtrge Getty, nged 15
years, and his sister is with a young
man named Miles Mall, aged about
Ift years. It was reported that the
party had started for south Idaho on
horseback, but up to this time no
information as to their whereabouts
has been received. It was expected
that they would pass Whiteblrd to
day, but a careful watch has been
kept on all roads and no tidings have
been received.
Sim iias spread
to Tnt in mis
fficrlpps News Association.?
CHICAGO, May the
spread of the teamsters' strike to the
hardwood lumber concerns, which
now seems Inevitable, several bun-,
died more teamsters will be Involved.
Managers of the hardwood companies
announced this morning that they
would start to make deliveries to
the "strike bound" concerns in the
face of the declaration of the team
sters that they would walk out when
SUch demands were made. This strike
will involve nearly 1000 employes of
mills and lumber yards, which will
be compelled to shut down.
Fifty men responded this morning
to the call for 1000 additional police
men. Issued by Mayor Dunne last
night, Twenty-four hundred Officers
were sent out this morning, guarding
2500 wagons. If the new installment
of police is unable to cope with the
situation, the mayor will ask for!
I roops.
At Twenty-ninth nnd Dearborn
streets at it o'clock this morning five
men attacked Louis Flint, a colored
strike breaker, and beat him into in-
Sensibility, The assailants escaped.
Flint is in a critical condition.
Vice President Fairbanks has
reached Chicago on his way to Fort- j
land. When questioned regarding tho
report that he would be asked to use
CORNER IN
CORN ENDS
(Scrlpps News Association.)
CHICAGO. May 25 —The corner In I
corn, said to be engineered by James
A. Patten and William H. Bartlett,
ended today in a settlement by the
shorts at 05 cents. May opened at
OS cents and after the settlement
dropped to 01, amid exciting times.
It Is said the leaders of the corner ,
took big profits on 12,000,000 bushels
which they held.
MORTGAGE
FORECLOSED
An order of default was entered
by Judge Kennan today in the ease
of the Perm Mortgage & Investment
company against I. N. Melnturff and
wife. Harry J. Necly and 1. M.
Cuschner,
The defendants failed to respond
within 20 daya to the summons.
FOUR KILLED
IN RIOTING
Warsaw, Poland! May 26—The
disturbances In tbe Jewish quarter
were continued all day. Pour injured
In the earlier fighting died tills after
noon in the hospitals. Polish revo
lutionists notified General Maclno*
vitch today thai a eampatng of bomb
would continue as long as martial
law was maintained in Poland.
THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN BXCLUBIVELI Pint THE NEWSPAPHR ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION BY DANCOURT, NEW YORK ITAPK PHOTOGRAPHER, IMMEDI
ATELY AFTER THE UUN WHICH MARKED THE UEUINNINU OF THE OCEAN RACE WAS FIRED FROM. THE COMMITTEE BOAT.
(Scrlpps News Association.) 1
THE START OF THE BIG OCEAN RACE AT SANDY HOOK
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY. MAY 25, 1905.
CANAL ZONE'S
NEW GOVERNOR
(Scrlpps News Association.)
PANAMA, May 25.—Charles E. Ma
goon, new governor of the canal
zone, was inaugurated today. Judge
Ginger administered the oath in the
presence of the canal and fsthmian
officials.
his influence to end the strike he
said:
i "Of course, I feel an interest in
the strike situation In Chicago and
would exert myself to bring about an
' amicable agreement between the con
tending parties If my good offices
were considered in the same manner
that the efforts of any good citizen
would be considered."
It is not known whether Fairbanks
has been asked by either of the
parties to the strike to take a hand
in an effort to reach a settlement.
In the contempt hearing before
Judge Kohlsaat today Attorney May
er specially asked that President Shea
of the teamsters' union be sent to
Jail for contempt In refusing to an
swer questions designated by the
court. The attorneys for Shea made
an answer to Mayer's motion. At 1:10
o'clock Judge Kohlsaat took the con
tempt matter of Sea and other labor
leaders under advisement.
Senator Piatt, president of the
i Fnited Express company, In a state
' ment issued In New York today an
nounced that the striking teamsters
would not be rehired by the company.
'He declared the men In leaving vio-
I lated their contract as well as the
| rules of the company to which they
were subscribers, consequently the
j former drivers could not be trusted
to perform their important duties
properly.
ATEANTIC
EEADING
(Scrlpps News Association.)
NEW YORK, May 25 —The British
steamer Raversham reports sighting
the schooner Hamburg, May 21, 830
miles east of Sandy Hook. The same
day the Atlantic was sighted by the
White Star liner Armenian 900 miles
out. The Indications are that At
lantic leads all yachts by 90 miles.
ANOTHER BANK
CLOSES DOORS
fHcrlpps News Association.!
STOCKTON, Cal M May 85.—Fol
lowing an attempted suicide by LOUls
i Kuhn, cashier of the Hank of Oak
dale at his home In Oakdale, Wed
' nesday, the batik closed Its doors Hits
morning. The state bank commis
sioner was sent for. Hundreds of
depositors from miles around gather
ed In front of the bank before 9
O'clock this morning to begin a run
on the bank. At the hour of opening
a temporary suspension of the bank
was announced.
MAYOR WEAVER
KICKS GRAFTERS
OUT OF OFFICE
tScrlpps News Association.)
I PHILADELPHIA, May IS.—Mayor
Weaver today took forcible posses
. lion of the offices Of director of pub-
He safety and director of public
j works. Neither of the directors of-
YOUTH LOSES STOLEN MONEY
TO VANCOUVER POKER SHARKS
fered serious resistance. Four de
tectives are now on guard In the
offices.
Ait a conference of republican lead
ers.this afternoon it was determined
to Institute impeachment proceedings
agaJnut Mayor Weaver tomorrow. It
is understood the proceedings will be
based on certain letters the mayor is
alleged to have written In connection
with the trial of Samuel Salter for
ballot box frauds. It Is said the let
ters had fallan into tbe hands of the
republican leaders.
The supreme court this afternoon
granted a writ of supersedeas, sus
pending the injunction against Di
rectors Potter and Acker, granted by
Judge Ralston yesterday. The two
officials immediately resumed inter
rupted duties.
MOT 1(11
DM)
Property owners and residents In
the southeastern portion of the city
have been flocking to the offices of
the hoard of public works to protest
against the grade crossing of the new
Spokane & Inland line.
People above the streets to be
crossed declare grade crossings will
endanger the lives of the school chil
' lien and ask the board to stop the
work on the new railroad.
The board lias taken the matter
iinler advisement and will probably
'ake steps to have the tracks elevat
ed at the crossings so as to permit
of subways.
GOOD MINING
SEASON IN NONE
Detective MoPh'ee today received a
letter from Joe Warren, formerly
clilef of police, which was written at
Nome last February.
In the letter Warren says he will
continue to hold the office of deputy
Fnited Slates marshal and this
spring will bring down 12 prisoners,
cabin robbers and pickpockets, who
are sentenced to McNeill's island.
Warrem says the last cleanup made
him money and that the snow has
fallen In quantities which presage a
good mining season. "* This year he
will put in a hydraulic plant to work
his mine.
Itoyt, the new Fnited States dis
trict attorney, is a format Spokane
lawyer and is record
so far.
PLUTOCRAT
MAY VISIT
SOUND CITY
fScripps News Association.)
BRATTLE, May 2.1.—1t isjertortcd
that John D, Hoekefe44*<will visit
Seattle in July on his way to tho
Portland fair. The object of his visit
to the coast Is said to be to determine
the advisability of greater develop
ment In Alaska oil fields. The mines
are now controlled by the Standard.
OLYMPIA BEER
LABLED UNFAIR
Tho fight against Ol y mpta beer Is
on in earnest In Spokane,
Through tht> local brewery workers
bills have been gotten out calling
attention to the fact that "Olympla
and all coast beer Is unfair."
This amounts to practically a boy
colt against those saloons which per
sist in selling Olympla beer to cus
tomers.
ARABIAN REBELS
CAPIURE TOWN
(Scrlpps News Association.)
LONDON, May 25—A dispatch
fronm Constantinople says it is re
ported that Arabian Insurgents have
captured the town of llodcldah, Ye
men province.
Young Stafford Who Decieoed His Ac»
complices and Friends and Ran Away
With Their Boodle Confesses He Was
Robbed By Gamblers
"I played good poker, but somehow
the other fellows held better hands.
Why, often I had four sevens beaten
In the game."
In this manner youthful Howard
Stafford described how he rapidly
squandered the $ir>on secured by him
on a draft cashed at the Old National
bank.
Good detective work by Deputy
Sheriff Jamas Hone resulted today
in the capture of the two accom
plices of Stafford. They are two
youths, Sam Dennett and Freeman
Ounn.
Dennett was arrested last night 11
miles out of Spokane on the North
ern Pacific, where he was working
on a steam shovel. Gunn was arrest
ed at his stepfather's. W. H, Hicks,
in the 600 block on Second avenue,
Stafford, who was brought back
from Seattle by Deputy Hone, made
a full confession to the officer, which
was made public today.
According to the story a letter with
the $iraio draft came from Mason
City, la., to W. J. Hicks, and, by mis
take, was delivered to Gunn's step
father, W. H. Hicks.
Hicks told his stepson to take the
draft and letter to the poatofflce, but
Gunn, who had opened it, took It to
his chum, Sam Dennett.
Dennett proposed to Gunn to get
the draft cashed and offered to se
HERRIGK RENOMINATED
FOR GOVERNOR OF OHIO
BOSTON BROKER
IN BANKRUPTCY
(Bcrlpps News Association.)
BOSTON, May 25—Burnett, Cum
tnlngs Co., brokers, filed an Invol
untary petition in bankruptcy today.
Liabilities, 11,714,168. Assets are un
certain, but reported not more than
1200,000, The cause of the failure
was financing of street railway prop
erties.
JOHNSON'S CASE
WAS CONTINUED
Charles Johnson's case was con
tinued by Judge Hinkle till Monday,
May 29.
Johnson was arrested a few days
ago on the charge of passing cheeks
which were no good, lie passed three
amounting to $4 1. The checks are
in tln> hands of the police department.
Johnson was asked to write a few
names for the attorney for the state.
His writing is identical with that on
all of the checks.
He will probably plead guilty and
be bound over to the superior court.
SYMPATHY AND
GASH FOR BREWERS
SALT LAKE, May IS.—The West
ern Federation of Minora today pass
ed a resolution of sympathy for t tie
locked out strikers in Seattle, Tlie
resolution pledged the financial as
sistance and called upon all organised
labor, Irrespective of local and na
tional affiliation}, to assist toe Seattle
strikers.
NEW CHIEF
Chief of Police Waller is down
sick at his home. Captain Coverly
Is acting chief.
THIRD YEAR. NO. 171. PRICE: ONE CENT
cure young Stafford for that purpose, i
Stafford at the time was working for
Gillette & Rush on the North Side.
The youths met at the O. K. and
the next day at the Coeur d'Alene,
where the draft was shown to Staf
ford, who agreed to cash It.
The draft was taken to Gunn's
| room, where Dennett signed the name
of W. J. Hicks on the back.
Then the trio of youths went to
the Traders' bank to cash It, but
were refused because there were no
endorsers. The Exchange National
was tried and another refusal met
with. Then Stafford tried to cash !
It In a saloon, where he offered $75
to the saloon man, but was refused.
The next day he met Henry New
hauser, the German whom he had
known In Montana. Stafford says it
i just struck him that Newhauser did
not remember his name.
Going In that theory, he talked to
Newhauser and finally told htm he
had just come from Mason City, la., I
with a draft. He exhibited the letter I
and the draft and succeeded in con
vincing Newhauser that It was all
safe. Newhauser took him to the
| Electric hotel nnd Introduced him to |
, Peter Goerling as a five-year-old ac
quaintance.
Goerling and Newhauser went with |
Stafford to the Old National ha.nk. |
I where the draft was cashed after an '
COLUMBUS, 0., May 25.—The
platform adopted by the republican
state convention today reaffirms the
state and national platforms of 1004
and Stands by the principles of pro
tection to American labor and Amer
ican industries. It endorses Roose
velt's enforcement of the laws
WEMTiIT DH ACCUSED
Of Ml KILLS lUf
SAVANNAH, 111, May 15.—Roth
will Pulford. a wealthy druggist,
whnse name was connected with the
mysterious shooting of Representa
tive Daniel 8. Berry, committed sui
cide this mornivg.
Pulford went into his barn at 7; 15
this morning and shot himself In
the head, Although strongly sus-
RUSSIA WILL BUY
BATTLESHIPS FROM US
(Scrlpps News Association.)
MARSEILLES, May 25.—M. Renz.
engineer in chief of the Russian navy,
Is heic inspecting the ships that are
being built for tho Russian navy.
SMELTER MAGNATE
IS BETTER TODAY
(ScrlpPS News Association.)
OMAHA, Neb., May 25. —B. W.
Nash, smelter magnate, is somewhat
better this morning. He returns to
consciousness at Intervals and takes
slight nourishment. The family still
entertains hopes.
One Cent
offer of $200 part payment was re-«
fused.
After corning out of the bank Staf
ford offered each of the two en«
dorsers $10.
Newhauser told the youth, so Staf
ford says, that he wanted to buy a,
new suit of cloths and suggested that
he advance him $25.
Stafford gave him the money and
j later Newhausesr said he was going
!to Seattle himself and would like t»
j borrow $50 more, which he would re
pay In Seattle.
Stafford gave him the additional
! $50 and then decided to doublecrosa
l Dennett and Gunn, who were not
about.
Accordingly he took the first train
| to Seattle without dividing the money;
and went from there to Vancouver.
At Vancouver he deposited $1000
In the bank and then started In to
play poker.
A few days later he had checked
' out all of the money and was broke,
the gamblers getting It all.
Gunn and Dennett have not made
a confession yet. The trio will be
. held for trial on charges of opening
i letters, uttering worthless paper andi
forgery. '|
In borrowing the $75 from the boy
I Newhauser lost money, as the bank
I will demand payment of the $1500
' draft from him and Goerling.
against monopolies, combines, trusts
and also all his efforts to stop the
discriminations of railroads, includ*
lng rebates.
Governor Derrick was renominated,
for governor by acclamation.
General Andrew L. Harris was
nominated for lieutenant governor.
pected, Pulford proved a complete
alibi by two witnesses and strongly
protested his innocence of the mur
der. Pulford is of nervous tempera
ment and it is thought possible the
serious charges may have preyed on
his mind and led to su-icUle. Gossip
conneetetl Herry with the name of
the dead druggist's wife.
He announced today that he was go
kng to tho fnited States to purchase
three battleships and eight cruisers.
He said he would be presented to
Roosevelt
NO NEW TRIAL
FOR BUFFALO BILL
fScrlpps News Association.)
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. May 28.—At
torneys for \V. F. ("Buffalo Bill")
Cody today presented arguments be
fore Judge Scott for a new trial In
his divorce case. Scott took the mo
tion under advisement and will prob
ably overrule. Cody will appeal to
the supreme court.
Tho motion for a ni "w trial was
later overruled.
BREACH Of PROMISE
CASE POSTPONED
(Berl ops News Association.)
NEW YORK, May 25.—The Poil
lon-Brokaw broach of promise suit
was transferred today to the Juno
calendar upon a motion of BronAlt'a
counsel, who said efforts will be
made to ...it- .t the difference!!. Ho.
believed It would ho settled out of
I court.

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