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WEATHER FORECAST: TOMORROW, RAIN. COUNCIL AT LAST IS THINKING ABOUT HOWARD ST. BRIDGE At last night's meeting of the city council, in committee of the whole, to consider the appropriations for the coming year, the following mo tion was introduced and passed: "That the corporation counsel furnish the council with an opin ion as to whether the Washington Water Power company could be compelled under its franchise to rebuild or repair the third Howard street bridge.'' The ordinary, every day taxpayer would like to know what this reso lution means. The franchise pre sented to the Washington. Water Power company by our ovorgoner- ous council, and for which not even a promise was given, calls for re pairs to the third channel bridge on Howard si reet If necessary to make it safe for street car pur poses. MANY IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED BY THE CITY At tonight's meeting of the coun cil that body will pass upon esti mates prepared by the board of public works lor public improve ments entitling a cost of $2".t:07.7S on streets adjoining properly with an assessable valuation of $:'Sri,lS, r >. One c.,( tfytfjjernprovements calls for tin- recflrhing and sidewalking of Third avenue from Howard street to Coeur d'Alene. The board of works estimated the cost of this Improvement at $9024.38, with as phalting used on the sidewalks. If cement is used the cost of the total Improvement will amount to $10,. r>us.7r> The property along the proposed street between Howard and Coeur d'Alene has an assess able valuation of $186,705. Another Important Improvement is thai of recurblng, regutterlng and residewalking of Indiana ave nue from Monroe to Division street. The board of public works esti mates that this Improvement will cost $:>id::. 'jr. with the sidewalks asphalted, with an additional cost of $136. 10 if cement be used for the walks. The board recommends the use" of asphalt on the sidewalks in this section owing to the fact that the same material is used east of BOURKE COCHRAN HAS SURRENDERED TO TEDDY (Bcrlpps Mews Association.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.—-Latest mnil reports from Manila bring copies of a remarkable speech by Bourke Cochran at a banquet to Taft and party by Archbishop Harty, In which the antl imperial ist came out enthusiastically in support of the administration's pol- HOMURA IS RAPIDLY RECOVERING (Scrlpps News Association.) NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—The ill ness of Komura from typhoid is no longer doubted. The case is mild and irregular and bo Is recovering. It Is believed ho will be able to Sail from Tacoma September 2(>. lir. Pritchard this morning an nounced his condition favorable in every respect and practically free from temperature for severul duys. HIGH SCHOOL LECTURE COURSE IS ANNOUNCED Cards are out announcing the lec ture course to be given in the high school auditorium on behalf of the public schools oT tho city. The first lecture Is to be given by Pro* ton W. Search on the ltd lust, on -iiubic of the Fatherland." Othet Any repairs have been pronounc ed by the city engineer as inade quate. Then the water power company conies to the city council with Its tale of woe and asks the city to assist In building a new bridge, and the city council at last night's meeting, in addition to the forego ing resolution, set aside $5000 for tliis bridge in this year's budget. Now, why should the cty help build this bridge? The city isn'l interested In ibis franchise. The people of the North Side are not demanding it. The present bridge is suitable for present traffic and all traffic except street car. Then why is the city exerting itself to raise this bridge money? VVhal will happen If they don't vote the money for this bridge? The Washington Water Power com pany will build that bridge itself or it won't run streel cars under that franchise. If they don't run I Division street. The board also urges that this improvement be or dered as soon as possible. It points out that the walks there art 1 a me nace to public safety and will have ;to he repaired or fenced off. The j assessed valuation along this stretch amounts to |36,230. It is also proposed that Mansfield avenue fronm Monroe to Jefferson ] street be regraded, recurbed and a new sidewalk constructed, This I improvement will cost $t>7;i.. r vo. with an assessed valuation on the adjoin ing property of $4900. The board also suggests that if Mansfield ave nue is improved Ihe work be con tinued to the Northwest boulevard. The estimated cost of Improving Madison street from Second avenue to Fifth avenue Is placed at $4389,25, with an assessable valua tion on the property of $34,325. The board also has tiled a revised esti mate, together witli plans ami spe cifications for the work of improv ing Alice avenue from Monroe to the intersection of Alice nnd Cora. Tin- revised estimated cost is plac ed tif $:i.v>7.40, as against n former estimate of $5380.30, prepared some time ago. The property assessment In this section is valued at $3025. Icy in the Islands. He declared the president could count with absolute confidence upon the support of men who formerly opposed the acquisi tion of the islands. He said he and his colleagues were certain the present administration was not tak ing a step except for the sole bene fit of tho people of the Philippines. oon tracts call for three lectures by Oharles Zuebltn on "Municipal Problems." Tho remainder of the card, also dateless save the Initial lecture, contains the appearances Of these lecturers nnd those sub jects: Edward Moiny, "History of the Northwest"; Q, A. (iearhnrt. "Footprints of Ihe Centuries"; ESIIaa Day and wife. "Entertainers"; Macy Concert company, s n Clarke and Robert m. LaFollette BOOSTER COMMITTEES NAMED SOON The different committees of the 150,000 club will, according to Pres ident Frank King, be announced the end of the present or the Ilrst part of next week, Bj thui tine President King ex pects ■ report from ail who have books and can determine whom to select for the committees, "At the present time," said King this morning, "1 can not tell who Ik in the club. We have about 1500 buttons out ; but many of thnt The Spokane Press. ears under the franchise, the fran chise will lapse or can be revoked and there are others who will glad ly build that bridge for that fran chise. Then what la the sense of this resolution last night? It simply is surplussage. All that is necessary is for the city to stand pat. They don't need to force anybody to do anything. If the city solons would, for five minutes, exercise in the public in terest a part of the business sense the Washington Water Power com pany exercises in its private inter ests, these matters would solve themselves and this overtaxed city's burdens would be reduced.. . The city don't need a new bridge on Howard street. If the Washing' ton Water Power company needs it, let it build it. Don't, Mr. Council man, vote the people's hard-earned cash into the private pocket of this already money-bloated corporation. number have been traded for Boost er buttons. There were also 200 given away to Ihe traveling pass enger agents. So. of course, we can not determine accurately, but it is believed that we have at least 20011 citizens in line today. "As soon as 1 receive the reports from the members who have books I will appoint the committees." YOUTHFUL COUPLE TO WED Herbert Steams, aged 20, and Willie Goldie Huffman, aged 17. wore this morning granted a mar riage license by Chief Deputy Audi tor Lynde. The document was is sued after the father of Ihe pros pective groom and the mother of the prospective bride had signed the stub of the certificate book, granting their permission, If the couple was not the youngest in years who ever applied for a mar riage license, they al least were tlie youngest appearing couple. units ut IMPARTIAL CHICAGO, Sept. 19.—C. H. Cros by, traffic manager of the Chicago, Burlington <£ Quincy, was a wit ness this morning at B hearing in a federal court suit by the inter state commerce commission to Compel the railroads lo adjust rates west to Chicago, lb 1 testilied tin rates were impartial. FOR PERMANENT WORLD'S FAIR NEW YORK. Sept. 19.—Plans are being made to open a permanent world's fair in 1009, which Is the tri centennial celebration of the discovery of the Hudson river. It Is proposed to locate it near Peeks kill on the east bank of the Hudson. NEW RATES WILL HELP OUT FAIR Manager Cosgrove of the Inter state fair says he expects very soon to hear from many prospective ex hibitors from the sections affected by the new freight rate established by the Northern Pacific on exhibit! for the fair. "When the preparations for the fair first started this year," said Mr. Cosgrove. "there were many people from Montana und in the Yakima Valley Who expressed a de sire to exhibit, but. owing to the high rates, they gave it up. "I have now written to many of those who inquired earlier in the season, acquainting them with the newly established rate, and 1 be lieve many will respond." Ip to the present time there are more entries for the different prizes and events than ever before, while the fair management says the at tractions in vaudeville und out id' door entertainment! to be given free of charge are of a better class SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER Ift. 1905. than any presented in previous years. It Is expected many of the horses which compete at, the West minster track will come to Spokane for tlie week's races and especially for Hritish Columbia day. The 150,- --000 club Is making preparations for the Monday. On Wednesday, which ls desig nated as the "Dig Bend and Palouse day," there will be things doing on the part of the people from those sections. Thursday will be derby day, in cluding the "Spokane" derby, a gen tlemen's driving race, harneps races and three running events. Friday and Saturday will be Ida ho and irrigation days respectively. Sunday will be everybody's day and, as the admission fee will be reduced on that day, a big time is expected. Washington Gladden stated to a representative of The Press today that in Columbus, 0., a city scarcely twice as large as Spo kane, the street car companies before they could secure fran chises were compelled to give seven fares for 25c and transfers and guarantee eight fares and transfers for ths same price when the road's receipts should reach a certain figure. Washington Gladden, beside being a great preacher, is a great student and writer upon economic subjects. He is an al derman in his city. He led the fight to compel these concessions in return for franchises in his city. He says the roads are mak ing money—that the eight fares and transfers for 25 cents will be a reality in the no distant future. Is it not about time that the city council, the mayor, in fact the administrative officers of this city try to do something for the people—the great mass of the people—and compel the street railway companies to give something in return for the franchises they are receiving? Is there a Washington Gladden In our midst to lead the fight? The franchise across the Howard street bridge was given away and no wthe Washington Water Power company is trying to force the city to build it a bridge upon which to lay its tracks* A franchise is before the council now to give more rights to the Traction lines. Is there no one to rise up in the city council and champion the rights of the people? Are all the honest men dead? 11l WATER 15 Mid nt an inn The elevations which have been built on the dams in the Spokane river opposite tlie C. & C. mill, the Phoenix mill and alongside the Great Northern station has caused the water to back up and Hood the city hall. C. ,1. Vedder, city boiler inspector, this morning stated that he had to build a false platform in order to get at the boilers in the engine room of the hall. Engineer Vedder stated the water had been bothering him for the past two weeks, and something ought to be done to remedy the difficulty. He fears the boilers may be damaged or that some sudden rise might cause an accident of a serious na ture. COUGH LAN'S PLAN WAS CHECKED Attorney C. K. Ollluiy appeared before Judge Poindexter, ex parte, this morning and asked for an or der dismissing criminal action against James Coughlan, held from fIVt TEARS HI TO BID IHE GIL (BcHppa News Association.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 19,—The board of consulting engineers heard explanations today of the plane for the canal from Bunau V'arllla, en gaged on Ihe canal under tho French regime, Bunau Varllla told the hoard un der his proposed method v canal could he constructed and In opera tion In live years. It could he doo;> ened Into a sea level in live years more. He would Construct lucks on v foundation below uoa level. HMD fiX ill Mild nun or w (Scrlpps News Association.) PARIS, Sept. 19.—The minister of marine has ordered the author ities of Villa France to allow the American warship Minneapolis, Ad miral Chester, to occtipy the an chorage heretofore reserved exclus ively for a flagship of the French Mediterranean squadron. It is the first time an exception has been made. justice's court for forgery. The basis of the motion was that Coughlan's case had been consider ed by the grand jury and no in dictment rendered, yet he was de tained in Jail. The court had in effect granted the dismissal order when Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Laughon Informed the court that the case of Coughlan bad not been presented to the grand jury be cause the record on the lower court bail not been received in time. An information was at once Bled, charging forgery, and Coughlan still remains in the care of Sheriff Doak. ALMOST CREMATED A YOUNG BOY (Scrlpps News Association.) SANTA ROSA, Cal., Sept. 19.— The handsome residence of Raatus Shelford, near Cloverdale, was de stroyed by tire together with a number of summer cottages. Lee Shelford. his son. had a very nar row escape from cremation. They could net awaken him and the tloor of the room in which he was sleep ing fell through into the cellar be fore he was gotten out. Loss, $10.- --000. STOPS RUHLIN-WILLE FIGHT. SALT LAKE, Sept. in. -County Attorney Christenson today an nounced he had stopped the Qua Ruhlin-John Wlile tight, scheduled for September 26 ut Salt palace. He was not satisfied the fight would he on the square, also contrary to the laws id' Utah. The highest loch as at first finished would be 1.10 feet above sea level. With lOCka built down to the level dredging could be continued with out interruption to commerce The same locks could be Utilised at every dept until sea le\ol was reached. Linden W. Hates of New York proposes locating the principal dams on either side of the Isthmus close to the sea. conser\ing the water from two streams into two Immense lakes, DR. GLADDEN MARVELS AT FIVE CENT FARES Dr. Washington Gladden, the noted divine and sociologist of Co lumbus, 0., who has been making such a bitter fight against Rocke feller and his "tainted money," passed through this city today on the Great Northern, bound for his eastern home from the meeting of the Congregational church mission board in Seattle. Dr. Gladden was interviewed by a Press representa tive on his way from Seattle to Spokane. Dr. Gladden reaffirmed his deter mination to press his fight against "tainted money" wherever and in whatever manner he could. He INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONGRESS AT LUCERNE LUCERNE, Switzerland, Sept. 19. —One of the most impressive peace congresses ever held opened here today. The tide of arbitration and peace is now running so high in all the European states that many of the most influential men in all parts of the world are in attendance at the conference to discuss ques tions of great national importance which are to be presented at the sessions. Most important among tho many vital subjects outlined for ttie pro m-am of tho fourteenth interna tional peace congress are the ques tions of the reduction of tho armies and the navies of tho nation and of the establishment of a stated in ternational congress for the regu lar consideration of all internation al matters. Both of these ques tions will probably also engaged the second Hague conference which. It is now stated on good authority, will meet as soon as the present hostilities in the east are settled. A feature of the program which appeals especially to our own peo ple is the prominence given to the subject of neutralization. At the Boston congress of last autumn tills subject received a degree of consideration greater than that ac corded to it at any previous peace congress and since that time through the declaration of the Massachusetts Board of Trade in favor of neutralization of certain zones across the Atlantic, it has commanded world-wide notice, li is a well understood fact that the problem of neutralization applied to the Philippines by the mutual agreement of the great nations would remove many of the most serious obstacles in tlie way of WITTE LAUDS INFLUENCE OF THE AMERICAN PRESS PARIS. Sept. 19. —M. Witte and party arrived today. He will make a brief stay in this city. President Loubet's attentions to Witte were marked. Loubet and Witte are great friends. Witte says the special object of his coming to Paris was to thank the president for the counsel given him en route to Portsmouth, witte emphatically denied that he was here in connec tion with a loan. He said he has friends among the Paris bankers and might exchange calls, but be FINED MEN ACCUSED OF COCOLALLA SAFE ROBBERY Tom Davis, alias James Davis, alias James McCormick; Fred Mill er and James Mills, alias Itiley: George Wilson Kuss White, who were arrested last week on sus picion of being Implicated in the Cocolalla ice & Fuel company burg lary, were this afternoon fined %2U nnd costs on ti charge of vagrancy. When arrested the men had v quan tity id' phony Jewelry on them. Sergeant Sullivan stated this afternoon after the men were lined that none of these men could be found the night of the robbery un til alter the robbery had been com mitted. He stated that bo bad seen THIRD YEAR. NO. *71. PRICE: ONE CENT statprl his firm belief in the right' eousneM of his fight and expects ultimately to win. Dr. Gladden was much interested in Spokane, about which he had heard much, and asked particularly about its street railawys and other municipal improvements. He want ed to know what was paid the city for franchises and what the rate of fare wus. He expressed surprise when informed that the franchises were given away, and even bridges built for their us across the river by tho city, and that the fare was five cents straight. Dr. Gladden is a city alderman their assumption of independence. Above all the course of events in the war in Manchuria has brought the subject of neutralization to the front rank among the important quest ions of the day. The inspiring note of the Lu cerne congress ls constructive in ternational organization. With the establishment of the Hague tribu nal, international arbtration secur ed decisive recognition. What now occupies tlie attention of the peace advocates is proper international organization and construction and that is the fundamental ground work of the present congress and the subejcts brought before It for discussion. The American representation at the Lucerne congress is much larg er than that at any European con gress since the revival of the con gress in ISMI. The American Peace society, the peace societies of Phil adelphia, Cincnnati and other cities as well as various Commercial bodies like the New York Hoard of Trade are unusually well repre sented. Besides the number has been augmented by a large propor tion of the delegates to the inter national religious conference held at Geneva during tlie latter part of August. Altogether, this promises to be one of the most notable gath erings in the interests of universal peace held thus far and in consider ation of present events and condi tions, the discussions and their re sults are of world-wide importance. BRYAN A DELEGATE LINCOLN, Neb.. Sept. 19.—Bryan was a deligate to the Lancaster was no longer minister of finance. Ho docs not know the Hussian gov ernment's views ami plans about money, Witte says Roosevelt warn ed the Japanese they would lose favor with Americans if they yield ed. The American press, said Witte, is stronger than any other institution. The press drove the force of this warning home to Ko mura. The envoy's health is badly shaken and at the end id' his pres ent work in Russia he will go to Italy to recuperate. Davis earlier the day of the robbery and had offered to bet Officer Lis ter a burglary would be committed before next morning. Davis said his home was at Prosp er. W ash. He disclaimed all knowl edge of the crime and stated ho had money when arrested and In tended to go to his home in a day or so. BANK CLOSES ITS DOORS. (Bcrlppn News Association.) ItINOT, N. D., Sept. 19.—Tho Mi ll ot National hank closed its doors today by order of the comptroller of the currency! one Cent of Columbus, O. He led the fight there for cheaper fares. He said: "No franchise is granted in my city unless the company agrees to give seven fares for 25 cents and trans fer privileges. They said they could make no money at this price, but since accepting their franchises this company has begun paying divi dends on $3,500,000 of watered stock. You see it pays even at seven tickets for a quarter. Then we have a provision in the fran chises that when receipts reach a certain figure they must sell eight tickets for a quarter, and that time is soon coming." county convention today. He will also be a delegate to the state con vention before going around the world. SHOT YVIFt THEN CIT HIS THROAT BUTTE. Mont., Sept. 19.—Tobe jas Seppanen shot his wife and five times cut his own throat with a razor, last night, dying shortly afterwards. The woman will likely recover. The couple had separated and tho woman refused to make up. Over $6000 was found in Seppa nen's trunk after the tragedy. EIGHT HOUR PAY IS ACCEPTED SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept. Ift—To day proprietors of every job print ing establishment in San Diego signed an agreement with repre sentatives of the International Typographical union providing for an eight-hour day after January 1. San Diego is the first city in south ern California unanimously grant ing the eight-hour day to printers. SHIP WAS AFIRE WHILE AT SEA (Bcrlpps News Association.) RELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept. 19. —The steamer schooner Rainier from San Francisco to Belllngham, with lumber, was threatened with destruction by fire at sea. The meu formed shifts to fight the flames in the bunkers for two days. The fire was kept under control until arriving in port this morning. The Rainier ls not badly damaged. WILL PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF MOROCCO (Bcrlpps News Association.) PARIS, Sept. 19.—Hecause tha conferences between special en voys from Germany and France are suspended a feeling ls prevalent the Moroccan situation has assum ed a critical state. It Is positive!}* stated by the government that the Moroccan integrity is to be main tained. INDICTMENTS FOR DIGAMY NEW YORK. Sept. 19.—Three In dictments for bigamy were return ed this inorniiiK against Frederick E. Carlton, two of whose wives, died from tetanus after having been heavily Insured. Carlton ls In a Brooklyn Jail charged with grand larceny. He pleaded not guilty to bigamy and asked for delay, saying his witnesses were in San Fran cisco. 1 1 ■ WASHINGTON, Sept. 19— A leave of absence not longer than 10 days has been granted Post masters of the first class to attend the national convention of post masters at D%yUp, 0., September ' 26 to 29.