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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
Review solemnly asserts that
its personal property amounts only
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.
(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
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
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
Vttl accompanied her and the man
from St. Louis, When the farm was
leached they found a log cabin of two
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
(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
(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
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
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
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.
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$
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.
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
, that <Sf the Injured many will die.
Kvery attention is being paid the
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
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
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
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,
(Scrlpps News Association.)
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.
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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.
(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.
(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
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
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.

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