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WEAVER DECIDED AFTER AN ALL-NIGHT PRAYER Philadelphia's Mayor a Very Religious Man, and That Had Much to Do With His Stand for Civic Honesty— He Makes a Call for Help to Americans Opposed to Corruption in City Government—Story of the Man. ISRAEL W. DURHAM CIZZT"), THH BOSS OF PHILADELPHIA. By Marlen E Pew. Staff Special to the Newspaper Enter prise Association. PHILADELPHIA, June I. —"When I entered thla fight I made the state ment that I could not live with my honor muler a cloud, that I would not endure the pressure of any Influences to compel me to sacrifice my judg ment of right, and that on this cause I would battle for life or death. "I mejir.t that literally. It was no mere sacrifice of political ambition, for I have none I could not look my wife In the face or stand before ray son as tiis model, nor could 1 traverse the streets of my own city with the shame In mv he irt that I had be trayed my sacred trust. That is why I declared war" This is the Statement of Mayor John Weaver, who caused the moral revolution in PI lladelphta by veto it g the gas extension lease bill and defying the party machine. "Absolutely no other influence ex cept my own conscience has dictated my policy," he continued. "The gas extension was the most Impudent and pernicious piece of political Jobbery on record. To take any but the stand I did would have been to spill my dishonor. It is going to be a long, hard fight against the grafting. But I have right and the best element of THOMAS DOLAN. Millionaire business man, who. asl president of tbe gas company, has been denounced as an enemy of Phil adelphia. this great community with mc, nnd with Divine Will I believe we will work the city's salvation. Jt would be foolhardy to discuss future flans. All I can say is I need the moral sup port not only of tbe good people of Philadelphia, but all believers in civic honesty, for we ate lighting a powerful enemy." In this interview Mayor Weaver confirmed a story I had heard a few hours before—a story which very few of even his closest friends know, and which explains the Influences which Impelled him to take his remarkable stand against the very gang of po litical corruptionlsts who put him in power. Mayor Weaver was so bitterly Stung by his own conscience and so horrified by the attempt of his party associates to force through the in iquitous gas measure, an Instrument that would practically rob the city treasury of $100,000,000, that he de termined, after a night of prayer with his wife and young song, to renounce Ms party and take his bold stand for right. There was no politics in the move and It was against the advice of some of his best friends, who fear ed for his future. It Is upon the authority of Fred erick 8. Drake, Mayor Weaver's law partner and one of his closest per sonal friends, that I am enabled to make this statement. Mr. Drake said that on the day following Mr. Weav er's final decision to fight, the mayor said to him. as they were riding In from Overbrook, their suburban borne, in Drake's automobile: "Drake, 1 can do no more than die for my honor and for my sacred trust. I am going to fight." Mayor Weaver is an Intensely re ligious man. Kor years he has been a member of the Baptist church. He baa bad a Sunday school class of hoys of his son's age—ll to 15 years —whose moral training has been to him as great an Interest as any he possessed. Mrs. Weaver Is also of a Strlctl) religious temperament. "John Weaver never committed a dishonest act in Ids life," sai l Drake. "He Is the best type of a Christian gentleman I have ever known, and he Is a living proof today, if nothing else, that a man can be consistently a Christian gentleman and hold po litical office at the same time, even in Philadelphia." Mr. Weave, started out by run ning away from his home in Eng land and going to sea. Life before tlie mast was not so alluring after the iirst test, and so, as a boy of 16 years of age, he landed in Phila delphia. He started out as an errand hoy for John Wanamaker. Later he was an office boy for a firm ot law yers, and while thus engaged he studied stenography and became com petent In that art. By assiduous la bor and self denial he studied law and was admitted to the bar iv 1881. With remarkable rapidity he became recog nized as one of the best trial lawyers in Philadelphia. While at the height of his success he entered the political arena. II p was elected district attorney and was arrayed with The republican machine. This was his first political Office, He had once declined to go to the com mon councils, on the ground he would not permit a political ward leader to dictate the policy he should pursue as a legislative representa tive. "After the mayor took office two years ago he was under very wicked and unjustified attack," said Mr. Drake. "He was charged with being the tool of the organization. "It seems to me now, in reviewing the incidents of the past year, that Mr. Weaver was chosen by the Dur ham machine for district attorney, and later for mayor, because of his well known personal honesty and clean record. They needed a man above reproach. I would not say that the mayor has ever been approached by anyone soliciting a dishonest adul ation In any act, but I am inclined to believe that he felt that the po litical machine was 'putting the screws' on him a few months ago. He acted like a changed num. I know he was very unhappy, and he told me on several occasions that he wished he was out of office, "The mayor's pride was terribly A. LINCOLN ACKER, j New Director of Public Works, hurt when, at the outset of this dis graceful gas steal, the religious ele ments of the city held public prayer meetings at which they sought di vine guidance for the mayor. Mr. Wea\er's mind was made up at that time to contest the attempt to push through the extension of the gas lease. "The mayor well knew that were he to make any attempt to forestall the gas robbery at that time It would mean hla own defeat. The Philadel phia gang operates with perfect har mony with the gang at Hartisburg, and It would only have been a matter of hours for the legislature to put through a ripper bill which would have put Mayor V'eaver out of office I and left the great gas franchise at I the mercy of the plunderers." GAVE HiS LIFE TO SAVE CHILDS DETROIT) Mieh., Juno 3-Bomo where in Detroit Is I lit He girl, un harmed, playing as usual this morn ing, her parents perhaps all un aware how her life was saved last night hy a workman hero. William Steckbaur, who in the saving ren . dered his own little girl fatherless and made his wife a widow. ■tockbaur, aged 11, 6(1 Twenty sixth street, worked In the West Detroit repair shops of the Michigan Central. Monday after I p. m., his work done, he started home across the Ihyrlnth of tracks. Around the end of a freight car three children played, gathering hits of wood. Sud denly came another car, shunted down to be coupled to the first. "Hun," cried Steckbaur, and two children sprang away. The third kept on picking up wood from between the rails, her back to danger. With a rush Steckbaur made for the girl. She thought him an officer and fled from the tracks. Steckbaur, overreaching himself, could not stop, tripped °n the rail, was caught be tween the bumpers as the cars crash ed togeth and was held, dying in the iron grip, for the automatic couplers bound the cara together. John Otter, foreman of the shops, notified the dead man's family. The widow, big and kindly, could only stare in utter bewilderment. The 14-year-old daughter, only child, cried plteously. PROTECT WILD REGIONS (Scripps News Association.) OLTMPIA, June 3.—Wild pigeons are to be found in the woods now or about the prairies feeding on wild strawberries, and many people are killing them in the belief that there is no law protecting the birds, Pigeons are absolutely protected at all times. The mistaken idea that they may be killed Brises from the fact that they are not mentioned in the game laws of the state. While really a game bird, pigeons receive their protection as a song bird or at least as beneficial to mankind. There Is a state law absolutely protecting at all times wild birds of every kind and nature in the state of Washington except hawks, crows, magpies, jaybirds and sparrows. GLASGOW'S RAILWAY EXPERT IN CHICAGO. JAMES DALRYMPLB, Glasgow's Street Pail way Expert, "Loaned" to Chicago. When Mayor Dunne of Chicago tackled the municipal ownership of j street railways problem he appealed to Glasgow for assistance. The Scotch city has the most perfect sys- j tern in the world. James Dalrymplo, general manager Of the lines, was given leave of .ih sence, and Is to be Mayor Dunne's ad viser. The Scotch expert spent his early years on a farm in the south of Bcot ' land. After a term of years in the local bank he went to Glasgow In 1880, and entered the city chamber lain's office. He first joined the tram ways department as accountant under Mr, Young, who is now chief of the 1 Electric Underground railway In London. Promotion to deputy general manager was quickly followed by the appointment to the general manager ship. Glasgow's electric cars spin down the banks of the Clyde as far as Paisley, nnd connect all the suburban towns with tlie great city. The over head system has been adopted both for intercity and suburban traffic. Dalrymplo has under him a staff of over 4000 men, nnd the annual revenue is at present $3,750,000. Ex tensions, now nearly completed, will bring the next year's income easily to and beyond the $4,000,000 mark. ABSOLUTE SECURITY Genuine CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS most bear Fac-simile Signature oi TOUCH The> Genuine Wrapper Printed on WfcO PAPER BLACK LETTERS boon tor the signature NAVAL LOSSES OF CZAR AND MIKADO DURING WAR The following table shows the naval losses of the crar and the ml kado In 15 months of the war: MVmXAM LOSSES. Retvlznn (battleship) S! , nk at p 0 rt Arthur. Pereevlet (battleship) Bunk at Port Arthur. Czarevitch (battleship) s „nk In neutral port of Tsing Chou. Sevastopol (battleship) gunk at Port Arthur. Pobelda (battleship) Hlink at Port Arthur. Petropavlovsk (battleship) H un fc by Japanese mine. Poltava (battleship) S unk at Port Arthur. Rurik (armored erulseri Sunk In Korean strait. P.illada (protected OITllaer) Sunk at Port Arthur. Dtana (protected cruiser) In neutral port of Saigon. Askold (protected cruiser) In neutral port of Shanghai. Novik (protected cruiser) Sunk off Sakhalfen. Bayan (armored cruiser) Sunk at Port Arthur. Boyarln (protected cruiser) Sunk by torpedo, Varlag (protected cruiser) Sunk at Chemulpo. Rossia (armored cruiser) Disabled In Korean strait. Oromobol (armored cruiser) Disabled in Korean strait. Bogatyr (protected cruiser) Smashed on rocks at Vladivostok. Two transport* (unarmored) Sank at Port Arthur. Four gunboats (unarmored) S ink at Port Arthur. Thirteen destroyers (torpedo) Sank in Port Arthur blockade. Six torpedo boats (torpedo) Hunk in Port Arthur blockade. Borodino (battleship) Sunk In Korean strait. Sisoi Veliklv (battleship) S r. k In Korean strait. Admiral Nachhlmoff (ar. cruiser) .... Sin k in Korean strait. Dmitri Donskoi (armored cruiser ) ... Sin k In Korean strait. Vladimir Monomatch (ar. cruiser)... Sunk In Korean strait. JAPANESE LOSSES. Hatsuse (battleship) Sunk by mine at Port Arthur. Mlyako (cruiser) Sunk by mine at Port Arthur. Yoshimo (cruiser) Hammed by Kasaga. Saiyen (cruiser) Sunk by mine nt Port Arthur. i'siyako (cruiser) Sunk by mine at Port Arthur. Thirteen destroyers (torpedo) Sunk In Port Arthur blockade. Three transports (unarmored) Sunk by Vladivostok fleet. One cruiser Sunk in Korean strait. Ten torpedo boats Sunk in Korean strait. SUMMARY OF GREAT NAVAL CONFLICTS OF WAR Feb. 8, 1904—First attack by the Japanese on the Fort Arthur squad ron, the Russian battleships Rotvizan and Czarevitch and cruiser Palluda being torpedoed. Feb. ft.—Cruiser Variag and gun boat Korlet practically destroyed at Chemulpo; Korea, In a battle with Admiral Uriu'S Ships. Russian com manders return to harbor with their vessels and blow them up. Feb. ft.—Long range bombardment of Tort Arthur by Admiral Togo, tho Russian battleship Poltava and cruis ers Diana, Novlk and Aekold being damaged. Feb. 14. —Japanese destroyers tor pedo the Russian battleship Royarin. March 10. — Engagement between destroyer flotillas, one Russian de stroyer being sunk. Port Arthur forts and town bombarded. April 12. —Japanese flotilla lays mines outside Port Arthur entrance despite sharp resistance. April I;!.—Russian squadron lured from Port Arthur harbor. Battleship Petropavlovsk la blown up, the Po bieda is damaged and n destroyer Is sunk. Seven hundred and fifty men, including Admiral Makoroff and Ar tist Verestchagin, go down with the Petropavlovsk, April IB.—Port Arthur fortress and town again bombarded. May 12.—Dalny and Tallenwan bombarded by ships under Admiral Kataoka, June 23.—Sortie by the Russian Port Arthur fleet, In Which the Se vastopol, Pallada, Poltava and Diana At the First Baptist church, corner of Second avenue and Lincoln street, 9:30 a. m. the memorial service of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated; 10:30 a. m. the subject will be. "God Looking for Heroes," and ut 8 p. m. the subject will be "The Wan Who Suddenly Got Into a New World." Bible school at noon. Young People's meeting, 7 p. m. Midweek meeting Wednesday evening. Wrs. G. H. Cur tice, organist. Mrs. F. B. Walton, choir director. Oliver W. Van Osdel, D. D., minister. Gorman Evangelical synod will have its services at Centenary Pres byterian church, corner Sinto avenue and Will street. Sunday school, 1:30 p. m.; preaching service at 2:30 p. M.i when the examination and conflrma- Carters SPITTLE ■ IVER IPILLS| Cure BILIOUSNESS. SICK HEADACHE. TORPID LIVER. FURRED TONGUE. INDIGESTION CONSTIPATION DIZZINESS. » SALLOW SKIN M LIVER the THE SPitKANE PRESS CKiURCIHIES Bmall rill. Small [.'■:■, i Small Price. are damaged. July 2. —Four Japanese destroyers attempt to enter Port Arthur har bor. Two are sunk and one dam aged. July ft.—Another sortie from Port Arthur is attempted, but the Russian ships are driven back by Togo's flo tilla. July 2fi.—Naval fight off Port Ar thur harbor, the Russians claiming to have disabled three Japanese craft. Aug. 10 —Naval battle off Round island, southeast of Port Arthur. Russian fleet dispersed nnd Admiral Wltsoeft killed Five battleships and a cruiser return to Port Arthur. Three large Russian war vessels take refuge in foreign ports. Aug. 12.—Two Japanese destroyers enter Chefu harbor and after a des perate tight capture the Russian de stroyer Ryeshitelhl, which had taken refuge there. Aug 14. —Cruiser Rurlk of the Vladivostok squadron sunk in a bat tie In Korea strait by Kamimura's ships. The Qromobol and Hossia bad ly damaged, but escape. Aug. 21. —Cruiser Novik destroyed at Korsakovsk, Saghalien island, by two Japanese cruisers. Dec. 6. —(lun tire directed from 203 Metre hill destroys the Russian ships Peresvit, Poltava, Retvlsan and Se vastopol and the cruiser Pallada in Port Arthur harbor. During the various general attacks by Nogi'a troops on Port Arthur Togo's fleet aided by bombarding the town and forts from the sea. tlon of confirmation class will take place. The pastor, Rev. E. J. Fleer, will preach; subject, "If Ye Know, Blessed Are Ye If Ye Do It." The choir will sing appropriate songs. Rev. C. 11. Reers of St. Agnes' church will hold services ut the Min nehaha Park schoolhouse Sunday evening. Frank L. Smith will make the address. St. Agnes' church Sun day school is planning a picnic on the Little Spokane in the near future. No good health unless the kidneys are sound. Foley's Kidney Cure makea the kidneys right. Sold by Chas. McNab, 4»2 Riverside aye. TO AMUSE ALFONSO LONDON, June ? —Oreat prepara tions have heen completed for the reception and entertainment of King Alfonso during his week's stay In England, The royal yacht Victoria and Albert went to Cherbourg today to convey his majesty across the channel, The ygcht will he escorted tc l*ortnrn>Uth y>y four British cruis ers and several torpedo boat destroy ers, tiff the Isle of Wight his ma jesty win he met by a destroyer flo tilla, which will act as a convoy to Portsmouth, where full naval honors win be rendered by one of the largest flei ts of men-of-war assembled in the roadstead since the coronation of King Kdward. King Edward nnd Queen Alexandra will welcome the Spanish king on board the Victoria and Albert. The guard of honor at the jetty will con sist of bluejackets and a detachment of the Royal -Marine artillery. Tho arrival of the royal visitor in London is scheduled for Monday afternoon. The same evening there, will be n royal family dinner at Buckingham palace. Other features of entertain* ment planned far the week include a st.il • banquet, B State hall at the pal ace, a dinner party at Marlborough 111 ÜBS, the resl lenee of the prince of W;:hs; v gala performance at I'ovent garden, and entertainments at the i Spanish and Austro-rlungarlan em bassies nnd at Lai sdown house, the SHIRT WAIST SALE Women's $1.00 Undermuslins, 59c We clean up fast in this line. Good values for little money is the motive tliat makes them go. Here's another good lot of fine night gowns, drawers, chemises, short skirts and corset covers, priced formerly at 85c, 98c and $1.00. We put the entire three lines on a table, and dawn goes the price to 59c per garment. 05c, 75c and 85c Men's Summer Underwear Linen mesh, openwork, balbriggan and fine maeo cotton, yj.*7 shirts or drawers. Each , / C $1, $1.25, $1.50 Men's Summer Underwear At removal clearance prices; lisles, mercerized, natural wool #C*,o and fine cotton. Per garment .13 J C residence of the foreign secretary. | The king will also spend a dny at Windsor, and another day will bo de- i voted largely to a mammoth review at Aldershot, Rheumatism, gout, backache, ncld poison, are results of kidney trouble. Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea goes directly to the seat of the disease and cures when all else fails. 35, cents. Sold by BURT DENT WEDDING (Scrlpps News Association.) CHICAGO, June ■», —A wedding of note here today was that of Miss Luetic Grant Dent, daughter of Col onel and Mrs. John Dent, and cousin of tbe Princess Cantacuzone. former ly Miss Julia Dent Grant, to Lieu tenant Franklin T. Hurt of the Twenty-fourth infantry, U. S. A. The ceremony was performed nt the home Of the brlde'a grandfather. General Lloyd Wheaton. The bridesmaids were Miss Alice Fessenden Of High land Park, Miss Lillian Wagner of Lafayette, Ind., and Miss Mary Adair of St. Paul. Good advice to women: If you want a beautiful complexion, clear skin, bright eyes, red Hps, good health, take Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. Thero Is nothing like it. 35 cents Tea or Tablets. COMMENCEMENT AT TUSKEGEE (Scrlpps News Association.) TUSKEQEE, Ala., June 3.—-This was commencement day at the Tusks- gee Normal and Industrial institute. Many visitors were on hand and the chapel was crowded when the exer cises began this afternoon. Presi dent Hooker T. Washington presented the diplomas and tlie Rev. C. C. Walker, V. D., LL. 1)., principal of Walker Normal and Industrial Insti tute, delivered the annual address. "Why is that clerk so short and crusty In his replies to Roomer? Wouldn't you think an employe In a hotel would treat guests more cour teously?" "1 think he's sore because Roomer's diamonds are bigger than his." "Why doesn't Roomer leave his dia monds at home?" "If he did the clerk wouldn't speak to him at all." THE FAMOUS SINGING EVANGELIST IS DYING Who Ih pui J to he lying ot the point of death, AFTER SIX $2.00 AND $1.50 SHIRT WAISTS AT 98c. Not stretched at bit. You'll find them here, if you come early. White lawn waists, white organdy waists, white and black oxford waists and fancy lace and embroidery trimmed waists. Scores and scores of kinds, all at removal price. Just about half price for good, serviceable flannel ette and sateen waists. These come in many differ ent shades and designs too numerous to list here. $1.25 BLACK SATEEN WAISTS AT 49c. Always dressy—a black sateen waist—more so if made of fine mercerized sateen, as these are, and gen erously tucked, pleated and shirred; very stylish waists, these. You'd not hesitate to pay $1.25 for them if you saw them. All we ask is removal sale price, each 49c. Lewis & Clark Exposition For Full Particulars Call at or Address 701 Riverside Aye. NATATORIUM PARK A TBw® Way T@lb@ggsiiia o o o SIM® o o o VZrW AWD SECOND HAHTD BICYCLES Complete Line of Tlrea and Supplies. Repairing. CALIFORNIA CYCLE CO., J. F. STACK. Prop. Tel. M. 810. II Riverside. Medical Lake Extract, manufaa tuieU by the Medical Lelie Salts Mfg. Co., Is the best remedy for rheuma tism there Is In the murket. It hsi been used In this section for yeart and wo can furnish many testi monials. Klcctrlo Bath Salts for the bat! and for the hair are the best thingt that can be usesJ for that purpose For sale by all drugglata. Manu factured by Me.lleal Lake Salti Mfg. Co. 75c SHIRT WAISTS AT 39c. SPECIAL RATES Portland, Oregon, via CITY TICKET OFFICE H. BRANDT, C. P. fts T. A. TOMORROW Band Concert IH!©jpf)®°s MssM Base Ball %%s>tain@ Wo SA LA® o o o 3* o jp)o Ififilo o o o Scenic Railway SATURDAY, 7VWB S, 1909. Th® Sc®nasc Phone M. 464. ASPHALT Broken Stono for Sale. The Barber Asphalt Paving Co., Room £1 Exchange National Bank Building. Spokane, Wash. 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