Newspaper Page Text
WEATHER FORECAST: TOMORROW, WARMER. MR. COWLES SAYS HIS HALF MILLION DOLLAR NEWSPAPER PROPERTIES ARE ONLY WORTH $26,025 FOR ASSESSMENT W. TT. Cowles, the Review Publish ing company and tlie Chronicle Pub lishing company have tiled with the hoard of equalization their kicks against their assessments made by , Assessor Stewart. Tbe assessments j are as follows: $110,000 to Mr. Cowles for his Ownership of the Associated Press franchise lv Spokane ami vi cinity; $50,000 to the Review for Its Intangible property, consisting of cir culation, and 120,000 lo tlie Chronicle for similar Intangible property. The board is asked to cancel these three Items. Review solemnly asserts that its personal property amounts only IfilT MM STADS till mm BT (Rcrlnps News Association.) long knife Into people. A man named ATLANTA. Oa., Aug. B.—An un- Anderson felt a blade slip Into his known man ran amuck on Decatur left shoulder over tlie heart. lie street last night and killed one man gave one cry nnd fell dead. The as and seriously stabbed six others. The sassln escaped and left no clew. It Send went about silently, striking a is believed he was insane. TWO HUNDRED GIRLS VICTIMS OF "PROPHET" (Bcrlpps News Association 1 | BERLIN, Aug. R. An extraordi nary trial, just concluded in Vologda, sheds a glaring light on tic extraor dinary administration of Justice iv the, czar's dominions. The Residing snfige Is reported by the local press to have explained that immorality is not a punishable offense, bul that disloyalty to the czar called for the Very heaviest punishment. As a result. Andrei t.lesntkoff, an aged pedler, was sentenced last week to 66 years' Imprisonment. His case had lasted nearly a year, and no fewer than 820 female witnesses tes tified during the trial. Evidence of the most extraordinary oredutty among the Vologda peasantry was given, the story told savoring more of the fifteenth than the twentieth century. GIRL HELD AS A SLAVE IS RESCUED ST. LOUIS, Aug. B.— Miss Marian Emmons, who for U days was held a ■lave in the ourtaln-partltioned cabin of an Arkansas planter, Is now Willi friends lv St. I.mils. Lured from St. Louis through 'he misrepresentations of an aged man, who declared be desired a companion for his wife, led to believe she was going to a fine establishment of a wealthy southern gentleman, this lil year old girl, with another woman taken along merely for appearances sake, was carried by bout to "River Bt.vx" landing. Miss Bmmons said: "I want my I bitter experience to bo of benefit to all of my sex 1 might avoid pub- i llcity by going Into hiding but if 1 Should do that, there would bo noth ing to prevent this man, whose vic tim I have been, from continuing bis awful career. I believe more than 40 jgt'ls have been bis victims." Miss Bmmons states that a Miss REPUBLICANS WANT A VIRGINIA SENATOR I_. Vs., Aug. R. —The re rgnnlr.ed republican party of \ir- Inla la holding It! state OOh vent lon ■ere today for the nominating of a nil state ticket to bo voted for In Jovcmher. While the party will put orth every effort to elect Its Htnle leket. the principal stake for whleb he campaign is to be fought is tlie legislature and the election Of a lulled States senator to sneered Mar- In. Secretary Of the Treasury Shaw • here to deliver an addresH today nd other party leaders of national romlnence will lend thell aid to Ihe ■ Hialgn later on. There were nearly 50(1 delegates resent when the convention was call la to order this morning by Colonel [Wiuu. chairman the state uxecu to $L':i,2.so; Mr, Cowles says he has but 16460 in personalty, and the Chronicle thai it is worth only $L'T4n | in personal estate. These items were , accepted by Assessor Stewart. Mr, Cowles objects lo being assess ed foi his Associated Press franchise because it consists of membership in a New York corporation formed for the dissemination of news and lias no property in extenso Of any char acter, This property the assessor considers to be intangible property within the instructions given him by his legal advisor, tlie attorney gen eral of the state. Mr. Cowles dis putes this position. A further plea I For years, it was proved, LtesntkoH hud been in the habit of masquerad ing among the almple moujiks as a heaven-sent prophet. Born, he said, spontaneoUaly of a volcano, he had been sent Into the world to reveal to the women of the village, in which he happened to be at the time, that one of their number was destined to be the mother of the present csar*a successor on the throne. Nicholas 11. he affirmed would probably never have a son. and. If he ilid, thai son Would die before IS months hud pass ed. Discredited among Ms people, the present czar would, tn the year 1906, adopt a peasant boy, of which he (I .lesniUoff i was fated lo he ihe father. It was proved at the trial that more than 100 peasant girls had been entrapped hy this extraordinary scoundrel. Vttl accompanied her and the man from St. Louis, When the farm was leached they found a log cabin of two rooms. They found no one but negroes liv ing within a radius of four miles and all these were tenants of the man who took tin' women to tlie farm. The moment the bouse was reached, Miss ICminons says, he cursed the girls, waved a club at them and sought la every way to frighten them. Miss Vitt proved too great a tartar for the old man and, after keeping her on the place from Sunday till ! Friday, the old man sent her to St. ; Louis. | Miss Ehnmons declares she did not dare to sleep ut nights, but lay on her bunk, afraid to move or to close her eyes. She secreted a club under her bed to defend herself In case of at tack. When the old man slept In the day time she crept under n tree and snatched momenta of rest. tlvf committee. After the roll hud been l ulled and the opening addresses delivered the neceasury committees were appointed f"d a roceaa taken to allow them time to deliberate and make their reports. I. 1.. Lewis of Richmond I s prominently mentioned for the gubernatorial nomination, with Jacob Yost of Btuunton the fav orite for lieutenant-governor. mm will GUARD CHILDREN riltLAPHLrillA, Aug. S. -it hat bean deternt liod hy the Central ti.ion of 'i'e&tlie Workers to begin legal The Spokane Press of Mr. Cowles Is that the tax sought to be levied by the assessor is a tax |on Interstate commerce. ! In the case of the Review ami Chronicle the protest is unsigned atid undated. In the case of Mr. Cowles it is signed by H. M. Stephens, at torney, and undated. Mr. Cowles has signed nothing himself. it win be claimed*before the board that the newspaper properties of Mr. Cowles, morning and evening, besides the Review building, are worth some where from $4tui,i)(lO to $600,000. The total assessment on them is $136,025! which Mr. Cowles wishes reduced to $-'<;,o^s. proceedings of some sort for the en forcement of the laws pertaining to the employment of women und chil dren lv the mills. A committee of three has been ap pointed to confer with an attorney, and to lay before him the evidence of tlie violation of these laws that the union has in hand. If, in his judg ment, the facts warrant a suit against John C. Delaney, chief factory in spector, or against some of tlie mill owners, a test case will be made im mediately. ftt loss SI -000,000 fScrlpps News Association.! NEW YORK. Aug. B.—The destruc tion last night of the Hoboken ter minal id' the Lackawanna railroad with three ferryboats has seriously crippled the road. Arrangements have been made with the Pennsyl vania and Erie roads to handle the traffic, The loss by th.' tire is esti mated at J 1,1100,000. There was no loss of life. CREATORE ARRESTED DETROIT, Mich., Aug. B.— Crea tore, ihe noted hand leader, was ar rested last night following the con clusion of his initial concert, There is a charge of nonsupport preferred against him by his wife. Anna, who, with their daughter Josephine, fol lowed him from Italy. Bond was fur nished. TO RESTRUIN MR. BENJAMIN The Best Clothing company has commenced action restraining Isaac Benjamin from using the name of tho plaintiff in disposing of the damaged stock of goods formerly owned by the plaintiff. An injunction was is* aued today by Judge Kennan upon application of Attorney Samuel it. Stern. The complaint alleges that a part of the consideration for the transfer of the gooda conalated of Mr. Ben* Jamln's agreement not to use the name of the plaintiff company 111 ad vertising the sale of the goods. Mi ii. Martlndale, president of the plain tiff corporation feels that his good name and business have been injured by Mr. Benjamin's failure to observe this condition of the sale. Mr. Ben jamin is proprietor of the OlobO Clothing company, a competitor of tlie plaintiff, ami the plaintiff tears the result of the use of Its name in connection with the business of tho defendant concerning damaged goods. M»RE TMUHf Ft* ML NMtV City Constable Fred Baling called at (he county Jail (his morning and made personal service on Dr. Mary Latham in a civil action brought by the Spokane Drug company against her to recover 185,26, alleged to be due on account of drugs obtained by the plaintiff from (he defendant. ROCKEFELLER DOESN'T CARE CONBTANTINOPLE, Aug. B.—Ow ing to (he strikes of the workmen st Baku and Batoum the oil trade la tied up with the result that Immense shipments b) ihe Standard Oil com pany of Atneriog are coming to Rus sia, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TI KSDAY. ATOI'ST 8, 1905. BREAD FAMINE (Scrlpps News Association.) | NEW YORK, Aug. B—A bread fa mine in the Jewish section Is threat ened by the strike of the bakers, which has become general. Disturb ances nre numerous. I BURIED IN THE RUINS (Scrlpps News Association.) , ALBANY, N. V., Aug. B.—rart of the building occupied by the depart ment store of the John G. Myers company collapsed at 8:45 this morn ing, burying beneath the ruins from do to 100 persons. But a portion of tic wreck has been explored, conse quently the definite number of vic tims is unknown. Girls and young boys compose a majority of the dead and injured. The cause is believed to be due partly to excavations being made preparatory to improvements. Robert Chalmers, one of the firm, is missing and is believed to be un der the debris. The store had opened for business when the catastrophe occurred. The side walls and roof in the Immediate center of the building fell three floors, constituting a mass of mangled hu manity and broken timbers, brick and iron piled into the cellar. The struc ture is In the center of the shopping district on North Pearl street. All stores have been closed ami turned into emergency hospitals. Fifty physicians have hurried to tbe scene. At noon 73 persons had been dug out of the ruins by the firemen nnd police. Only one body hns been re covered, hut it is feared many others arc in the debris of tbe cellar and QUARANTINE TOO SEVERE NEW ORLEANS, Aug. S.—This is the Brat day with 'lie health situation entirely In the hands of the federal board of health of tlie marine hospi tal service. Quarantine regulations have become so distressingly severe that the governor has deemed it necessary to Issue v public statement urging relaxation. He points out that many towns can not get food, ice or medicine, while communication by wire and mail is Impossible. The rice crop is going to waste he cause sacks of twine can not be brought In Six cases of fever are reported at SI. IM enupen m (Scrlpps News Association) NEW YORK, Aug. B.—St. Thomas' ehurchi in the heart of the fashion able residence district, was burned this morning. For a time the homes of Seward Webb, .McTwombley and John D. Rockefeller were threatened. The Vandarbllta, Aators and other wealthy families arc comtiiunlca- ts and many fiishioiiuble weddings have occurred there. PRICE IS CAPTURED Word w is received at the sheriff's office this afternoon saying John it. Price h.ui been recaptured by tlie authorities ut Medloal Lege, Wash. OIL 1$ AFIRE fScrlpps News Association.! TIOI'STON, Tex., Aug. B.—light ning again struck the Humble oil fields this morning. A big tire is raging at Guffy, Tex. If It can be confined to its present limits, the destruction will exceed 500,000 bar rels of oil. In this vicinity there are a million barrels stored. MUNICIPAL LEAGUE An important meeting of the Mu nicipal Ownership league will be held Wednesday evening, August 9, 8 p. m. in the municipal courtroom, city hall. All members and friends of the league are urgently requested to be present. , that <Sf the Injured many will die. Kvery attention is being paid the injured. At t o'clock three bodies had been taken out badly mangled. They have not been identified. Between 30 and 4 0 persons are still in the (Ulns. Some undoubtedly nre dead. That the death list is not larger is due to a noise preliminary to the crash Which caused many to jump frvra) the win dows and fire escapes or to make their way to the front of the build ing, which remained intact. The panic following the crash was terrific, men and women rushing for entrances knocking down and tramp ling on the weaker ones. Fortunately tire does not add to tlie horror, the boilers being in the front of the building. Robert Chalmers, a member of the firm caught in the ruins, was burled two MUM. He was caught under an upright which supported the debris above his head. He was conscious all the time and directed workllen how to proceed with tlie work of rescue. When taken out it was found his right leg was fractured. Thirty girls escaped across the fire escape into fin adjoining store. Great care is being exercised in removing beams for fear bringing down debris on those in the cellar. Bonamt, 19 -it Patterson and four at Shreveport. Tomorrow will be a public holiday, when the business houses will be closed. Everybody will turn out and clean UP the city. Dr. White states that if he knew the precise location of every case of fever In the city be could wipe it out in 30 days. NEW YORK, Aug. s—The Panama steamer Alvianca arrived this morn ing from Colon with hi passengers on board. All are well The steamer will be held for inspection. mm 6 w m nt SPCUS (Scrlpps News Association 1 DETHorr, Mich., Aug I.—Al though practically ail of his tongue Is gone, Maurice Cohen of Limn, 0., Is aide to talk so that he can he understood. The operation which was perform ed «t Harpel hospital, tins • t>. by Dr. Hi *' Walker, was taken as a last resort In saving Cohen's life. Kor months he had suffered from cancer of the tongue, hut he feared the sur geon's k i lfe. "If my tongue Is removed, 1 will never he aide to Utter another wold," he told his family and friends when they tried lo persuade lilm to heed the advice of the doctor. Finally, he consented ami came to the hospital ii ue, his articulation is poor, but he can be understood by those with whom he converses Ills digestion will be unpaired ow ing to the absence of the salivary glands, located under tin tongue, so for some time he will subsist largely on predlgeeted food. Yet, Cohen is happy In tlie thought that he lias been span .! lbs power of speech, JOVIAL RUSSIAN ENVOYS AND SOLEMN JAPANESE LAND AMID BOOMING GUNS (Scrlpps News Association.) PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. I.— Oay with flags and bunting every building In Portsmouth was astir early this morning to greet the peace plenipotentiaries. Every point of van tage from which even a distant view of the ship bringing the envoys was crowded with people. At ,x o'clock the warships could he seen from the veranda of the Hotel Wentworth coming in squadron for mation. The vessels dropped anchor off tlie navy yard at about 9 o'clock. Half an hour later M. Witte, who arrived by train last night, left the Hotel Wentworth in a launch and boarded the Mayflower to be present when Rear Admiral Mead, in com mand of the navy yard, made his for mal call. Shortly after 10 o'clock the ad miral's launch left the navy yard with the commander and two aides. The marine guards visited the May- Rower tirst. The Dolphin was next visited. The firing of guns and other ceremonious salutations were the feature of the calls. This was soon concluded and prep aration was made by tlie envoys to go ashore. Seven government launches were placed nt their dis posal. It was after 11 O'clock before the whole party had landed at the, navy yard. TELEGRAPHERS CLAIM ALL MANNER OF ENCOURAGEMENT 'it is ilie greatest day we have had since the strike began," Is the statement made hy tlie telegraph operators at the headquarters today. The strikers claim everything is com ing their way from all divis#.ns on both roads. Operators say men brought to this country from the east by the railroads have been prevailed upon to loin the strikers. This morn ing several of them are said to have left liic road and sided in with tlie telegraphers. Deputy Preelddnt Tanquary says this lias demoralized the railroads worse than anything else since the trouble began, tickets of the strikers say the railroads in consequence are forced to take clerks from the super intendents' offices and send them along the line to opeiate the stations. It is also said the clerks are very UNIONS THANK YOUNG Org.uii7.ei- P. O. Young, who has been In Spokane for the last few weeks looking after the interests of the American Federation of Labor, will go to Seattle some time this week. Mr. Young announced the fact of bis having to go to Beat tie to the falls City Trades and Labor assem bly last evening. The assembly ten dared Ml'- Young a vote of thanks for the work accompllahed in Spokane by hint for the assembly. There was but little business trans acted by the assembly last night. The Labor Day Committee reported progress ami was empowered by tho assembly to complete all arrange ments required for the proper cele bration of the day. A number of the delegates wished to attend tlie meeting last night of the telegraphers and in order to en able them to do so the assembly ad journed after a comparatively short session. SIGNOR LIBERATI Music lovers of Spokane will have! a rale treat tonight at the Spokane! theater when they hear Liberati'a grand military band and convert com pany. Thia band cornea direct from t>«i Portland fair, where it achieved suc cess iv the lust four weeks. Following is what a Kansas City paper had to say of this organisation: Signer i.ibei at 1. with his excellent band, elo>e,| a four weeks' engage ment hare yesterday that haa been a, soune of genuine pleasme to music lovers in Kansas city. Throughout the progress of the Llberati conceits, at Electric park expressions of keen' enjoyment and appreciation have been heard on all ltd**. Kansas City tins! a liking for tills veteran VtrtUOao and I composer, and will feel v disappoint- i THIRD YEAR. NO. ft*. PRICE: ONE Admiral Mead nnd stair led the way, with the Russians Immediately behind, accompanied i>y Assistant Secretary Of State Pierce. They were followed by the Japanese envoys. Tlie tear was brought up by newspaper correspondents, When tlie party arrived at the navy i building an elaborate breakfast was ! served to the envoys. With Admiral Mead acting as host on behalf of the United States government. The best Of humor prevailed. The Russians in particular were jovial. At the conclusion of breakfast au tomobiles and carriages appeared and the distinguished party proceeded across the Kittery bridge. At the Ktttery end 11 companies of national guard With the Second infantry band, Under Colonel Tetly, were drawn up. After an exchange of courtesies be tween Colonel Tetiy and Secretary Pierce, who was In the first carriage, a parade was formed with the band leading and the guardsmen surround ing the carriages following. They proceeded up Market street, down Congress, through Middle street and down State street to the Rock- Ingham county courthouse. There the envoys were received by Governs* or McLane and staff, the council of i New Hampshire and the congress-; lona] delegation. The reception was entirely private. Only the envoys much oposed to going out and con siderable dissension among them is anticipated if the practice is con tinued. Clarence Johnson, one of the clerks in Superintendent Kennedy's office, was seat out last night to take charge of one of the branch offices, , A report was received at the teleg raphers' headquartera stating that 17 clerks nnd an entire crew of switch men struck at Hillings, Mont., yes terday. It Is supposed' the clerks were told to take tlie striking oper ators' places. Local opinion In regard to the new phase of the situation brought about by the strike of Ihe clerks and switchmen is that the railroads will either have to bring In more regular op. rators or give up tlie tight. Word from North Yakima headquartera sa>s there is not a single operator meat in hearing him no more this season, "Llberati's land is stronger this season than It has ever been. Slgnor Llberati is the oldest active band master in the country. As a solo cornel ist he ranked with Arbuokle and Levy during their supremacy, and sli.ee their deaths he has been without a peer. TEXAS WANTS CANAL VICTORIA, Tex, Aug. «.—At a Btnte convention here today made up Of representatives of tlie commercial organizations of Texas steps were taken to organize an Intercoastal Ca nal league. Tlie aim of the league is to interest the federal government in the construction of a canal for light draft vnaaala extending from the Kio Qrande river below Point Isabel to the city of Donaldson villa on the Mississippi river in Louisi ana. The promotors of tha project claim that the proposed waterway would throw open a large section of rich country aad afford cheap and direct communication with deep water polls. WHEAT TAKES AN ODD TRIP TOI.KI >0, O , Aug B.—The unusual spectacle of wheat in 100,000>buahel I cargoes going from Toledo to Chicago and by lake steamer at that is being presented grain men. i As a rule all wheat shipments from the Ohio valley and Toledo territory are eastbound But for wheat to go from Toledo mound the takes to Chi cago is out of the ordinary. The market price established the precedent Chicago is paying more for certain grades Of wheat than tho i s. aboard. It has been ascertained that Ar mour >v Co. bought the Toledo wheat it is v high grade grain, and they will mix it with lower glades, toning up i the latter and silling it by sumple. one cent were admitted. Governor Mcl.ane made a speech and the formalities were ended for the day. The envoys returned to the hotel. Throughout Portsmouth and the vicinity the k<lnest interest ls dis played in the conference, and the peo ple are taking much pride in the ar j rangements for the entertainment of 1 the commissioners and their suites. Already the plenipotentiaries have received more Invitations for exeur j Slons and entertainments than It will [be possible for them to accept. At I New Castle the envoys will be enter tained by Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. Peirce and they will also be I tendered a dinner by Governor Mc- Lane. These are the only social func tions as yet definitely decided upon. At the navy yard store building everything has been placed in readi ness for the opening of the confer l ence sessions. Messengers, telegraph | operators and clerical help, all care fully selected, are on hand and ready to begin work. A force of marines has been detailed for special police duty and to act ns escort to the ' plenipotentiaries in their journeys between the Hotel Wentworth and the navy yard, a distance of about five miles, i Every precaution Is being taken by | the navy yard officials to insure the strictest secrecy in regard to every thing pertaining to the negotiations. working between that etty and El lensburg, and the men have declared tbey will not go back to work until | ordered to do so by the president of the Order of Railway Telegraphers. The strikers say railroad men ad mitted that yesterday was the worst I day for them since the strike was inaugurated. The O. R. T. men also received word this morning to the effect that the strike was being felt by mill owners in Idaho. It is claimed the sawmills at Hope, Idaho, will have to close down unless tlie Northern Pacific gives them better service. Tlie telegraphers claim the railroads now are doing the best they ever can do to give a good service. Railroad officials do not admit of defeat and still maintain that the strikers haven't a ghost of a show to win. HE SUES GIRL WHO JILTED HIM (Scrlpps News Association.) OMAHA, Neb., Aug. S.—Something unhiue In the annals of breach of promise cases has been commenced In the district court. Charles Q. Rob erts asks the court to compel Eliza beth Meyer to pay him $'.'5,000 be cause she had changed her mind about marrying him. It ls a reversal Of the suit usually brought by the prospective bride ngalnst the groom. Li addition, Mr. Roberts \v\nts an other |25,000 from Fred and Jane Meyer, Miss Meyer's parents, whom he says were instrumental In alienat ing Elizabeth's affections from him. He stales that they represented to his affianced that he was a "drunkard and a gambler,'' that they suppress ed his correspondence to her, and have prevented her from seeing him. Roberts is a theatrical promoter and lives at I>es Moines, la. Miss Meyer s home Is at Crete, Neb. THREE BANKS CONSOLIDATE i (Scrlpps Nsws Association.) I.OS ANGKI.US. Cal.. Aug. S. —For the purpose of organizing In Los Angeles one of the strongest financial Institutions In the west, the First National, l.os Angeles National and Southwestern National banks have amalgamated. la connection with the merger an alliance has been formed with the I l.os Angeles Trust company, tho I Metropolitan Hank & Trust company ; and the new First National hank of I. Os Angeles, which will be ttie nume under which the three combined banks will do business. The cupltal stock of tlie new First National bank of LOS Angeles will be 11, 250,000; the surplus will be IS.000,00" J. M. BlMott, president of the First National bank, will be president of the new Institution. At this early date tt can not be suld wUo the other officers muy be.