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V(f \SER FORECAST: TOMORROW: Cloudy and Threatening.
Special Trains are Run to
Caldwell Crowded With
Friends of Bead Gover>
nor"Borah Delivers the
Oration** Suspects Have
Been Arrested.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 2. — Special
trains were run today for the fu
neral of Governor Steunenherg,
•held at Caldwell. Hundreds from
all parts of southern Idaho attend
ed. The principal oration was de
livered by W. E. Borah, a life long
friend of the deceased.
Captain Swain, manager of the
Theils' Detective Agency at Spo
kane, has been placed in charge of
the investigations to discover the
assassin of Steunenherg. Twenty
three suspects have been arrested,
put through the sweating process
and all released hut two, be'ieved
to be connected with the murder.
One is a foreigner named Durr.onda
Momo, who received two letters
from explosive manufacturers in
New York, which were traced by
the secret service officers of the
m tou in to or
The city beautiful committee of
the 160,000 club has gottne up a
circular urging tho people of the
city to keep clean their yards and
lawns, 'the circular Is being mail
ed to many people in the city and
has attached to It a post card
■which the club desires to bo mailed
back, signed. The card wishes to
know whether the person receiving
It Is In favor of cleaning up tho
The following are tho three pur
poses of the club:
The prime purposes of the city
beautiful committee are to mako
for a cleanly city, thereby contrib
vtlng to the healthfulness of tho
community, and for a beautiful clt;
to the end that Spokane shall be a
source of justifiable pride to her
citizens of the present and of the
To attain these results the com
mittee will create a local senti
ment favoring efficient administra
tion of public affairs; will work for
The date for the meeting of the
Washington Live Stock association
has been fixed for Wednesday, Jan.
16 and 17, at Spokane. The head
quarters will be tho chamber of
commerce rooms. Business of Im
portance will be discussed, officers
elected for the ensuing year and
delegates selected to attend the
National Live Stock association
which meets at Denver, from Jan.
80 to Feb. 3.
All the stockmen In this part of
the country concede that it Is prop
er and necessary to maintain the
organization and hold annual meet
ing at places to be selected.
In a letter written to all the
stockmen in this part of the coun
try, B. F. Benson, president of the
association, and F. M. Rothrock,
secretary, urge that all the mem
bers do three things:
First. See that your local news
paper gives publicity to the date
of our annual meeting at Spokane,
together with as much information
about 'be objects and alms of the
association as possible.
Secqfld. Mail to the secretary,
F. !»{ rrothrock, Spokane, a list of
names and postoffice addresses of
the stockmen of your county and
In your vicinity to whom we may
direct communications.
Third. Attend personally, if
possible, the meeting at Spokane,
and get as many stockmen as pos
sible to do likewise.
postofflce department to Pocatello
and on to Caldwell, where they had
been for two weeks. The other is
M. J. Hogan, one of tho convicted
miners concerned in the Coeur
d'Alene riots. Hogan had been at
Caldwell 10 days and had, asked
Steunenherg's son when the father
would he home. A few days before
the tragedy he was seen recon
noiterlng the governor's residence.
Hogan's room was searched and
explosives found. The officers are
confident he is guilty, but believe
others aided him. The excitement
has not abated.
The authorities are convinced
that it is the work of the Black
Hand, an organization among the
miners engaged In the riots in the
Coeur d'Alenes in 1899. Steunen
herg sent state troops to quell the
riots and directed prosecution of
a strict enforcement of all ordin
ances now existing which will con
tribute to making the city more
cleanly, healthful and attractive;
and will labor for the enactment of
such other legislation, both state
and municipal, as may be of im
portance in this work.
The committee believes that the
best way to accomplish these ends
is to extend its membership widely
among citizens in sympathy with
the movement, and to appoint ac
tice sub-committees.
The following are the commit
tees recommended:
Cleaning day committee.
Public sanitation committee.
Parks and driveways committee.
Sign and sign board committee.
Water front and depot committee.
Vacant lot committee.
Waste paper box committee.
Free bath committee.
Play ground and school garden
Press committee.
Legislation committee.
It is the Idea of the people who
are members of the organization to
make it one of the strongest in the
country. Many of the stockmen in
the vicinity have written that they
will be in attendance on tho above
Arrangements will be made to
hold a large dinner during the two
days' meeting.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 2 —
The treasury department announc
es that payment of Interest on gov
ernment bonds due Feb. 1 will be
anticipated. The payment began
at once. About $1,700,000 will be
The sixth annual ball given by
the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers at Elks' temple
last night was a grand success.
The hall was beautifully decorated
with electric lights. From wall to
wall strings of lights were strung.
Ine ights ran to a large globe rep
resenting the world.
The Spokane Press.
leaders, securing conviction and
Threats were made at the time
that the convicts would be reveng
ed when their terms expired. Re
cently the governor had been warn
ed by anonymous letters that his
end was near. Similar threats had
been received by Judge Stewart,
who tried the cases, and lawyyers
Examination of the ground where
the tragedy occurred by explosive
experts show that the assassin used
a dynamite bomb which was ex
ploded by means of a trigger work
ed from a distance with a coiled
silken cord. The imprint of a man
was found 60 feet from the gate
where the explosion occurred with
pieces of bomb shell and cord to
which a portion of the trigger was
When Peter Hanson, bartender
at the D. & B. saloon, 712 Sprague
avenue, -walked to the cash register
this morning he found It closed,
the no sale sign rung up and $24.75
in cash gone. Some person or per
sons had entered the place be
tween 3 and 6 a. m. today. The
entrance was made by cutting a
hole in the back door and pushing
the bolt.
That the men who robbed the
place must have hid behind the
saloon before it closed is a certain
ty. Behind the saloon the walls of
brick blocks rise many feet, cut
ting off access from the back door
to the street.
The men cut a hole in the door
with a knife. They entered and
opened the register by ringing the
no sale key. The $24:75 was taken
out. Three dollars and sevent-flve
cents in nickels was left in one of
;the drawers.
Some time during the month of
Aguust, 1901), between 2000 and
5000 teachers from the east will
stop In Spokane for a short visit
If the ideas of Krwin Shepard, sec"
rotary of the Teachers' Interna
tional Educational association, are*
carried out. A letter was received
by L. O. Monroe from the secretary
announcing that the invitation of
the Spokane chamber of commerce
would be accented and arrange
ments made at a later
The Teachers' International Edu
cational association will hold a
meeting in San Francisco during
the month of July, 1906. The Spo
kane chamber of commerce wrote
a letter to the secretary Inviting
the association to stop off in this
city on tho way east. The answer
was received stating that it would
be a pleasure, for the people at
tending, to visit out city.
Poter Thompson has commenced
action in superior court against the
Germania Life Insurance company
of New York to collect $1000 insur
ance on his property destroyed In
the Railroad avenue fire of last
September. Judging from the In
terrogatories accompanying the
complaint, the gist of the conten
tion lies in the part played by ttu>
firm of Rogers & Rogers, through
whom the plaintiff says the policy
was Issued. The plaintiff contends
that Rogers & Rogers were the
agents of the defendant.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Tho fight
of the Job and book offices and
members of the typographical
union will begin In earnest today.
Neither sldo Is willing to give fig
ures. A number of men are out.
Long lines of non-union men are
ready to take the places of the
(Bcrlpps News Association.)
GLASGOW, Mont., Jan. 2—Two
trainmen were fatally hurt and six
passengers seriously injured in a
rear end collision yesterday fore
noon between an east bound pas
senger train and a freight.
Fatally hurt: George Davis,
conductor of the freight, sleeping
car porter, name unknown.
Judge Poindexter this morning
on request of N. E. Nuzum issued
a temporary restraining order, re
turnable on the 6th, ordering Mrs.
Maggie M. Walker not to take her
little daughter out of the jurisdic
tion of the court, to Minnesota or
D. O. Walker has commenced di
vorce against his wife. He is an
employe of the Washington Water
Power company, and says that for
a year and a half Mrs. Walker has
sustained wrong relations with
Cleve Comer at various times in
the Cascade and Temple Court
blocks and at the United States
and Clinton lodging houses. He
says that she had frequented sa
loon boxes and has been drunk in
Papers filed with the county aud
itor today indicate that the O. R.
& N. Is going right ahead with its
plans for a big terminal depot on
the north side of the river adjoin
ing on the west its present terminal
The Washington Water Power
company and its fiscal sponsor, the
Franklin Trust company of New
York, appear in the papers of which
there are two sets.
The first set consists of a quit
claim deed on the part of tho local
The names of the injured pas
sengers are not known.
Teh wreck was due to the sud
den stopping of the freight while
on .a bridge. The wreckage caught
Are and a number of freight cars
were burned. It was necessary to
fire several box cars in order to
clear the track. The injured were
taken to St. Paul.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
CHICAGO, Jan. 2—The introduc
tion of the printers' fight for the
eight hour day was not marked by
many strikes in this city, the em
ployers having anticipated it weeks
ago by locking out the union men
and hiring non-union men.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Jan. 2.—
The national ownership party or
ganized here two weeks ago, will
hold its first convention in Fresno
on Washington's birthday. The
party advocates national and muni
cipal ownership of puhnc utilities.
electrical power and street car
company and a similar Instrument
and partial release of mortgage
from the New York Institution to
property on the north side of the
river, west of Washington street
and east of Howard.
The second set consists of a war
ranty deed from the Washington
Water Power company to the Union
Depot company, consideration $28,-
--850, to the remainder of the prop
erty lying between the north line
of Mellon and the north line of
Reds of Russia Have Start'
ed Campaign With Ob'
jecU'The Taking Off of
the Will Meet
Force With Force.
MOSCOW, Jan. 2.—Volkoff and
Malinoff, chiefs of the fighting or
ganization, and members of the rev
olution committee, were arrested
today. The authorities are promis
ing amnesty for information, but
only a few are betraying com
It is estimated the property loss
will be $5,000,000. The American
factories are unharmed.
LISBON, Jan. 2.—The asso- I
) ciation of street porters in
this city contributed each a
email amount to buy a lottery
ticket, and won $200,000, $2000
each. Four are insane with I
Joy. The rest are wasting the I
money on champagne.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 2. —
■Secretary of State Daniel Storms,
whom Governor Hanly ordered to
resign on account of alleged irreg
ularities in his accounts, this morn
ing formally notified the executive
|he would not resign.
Broadway and between the west
line of Washington and the east
line of Howard. A quit claim deed
and partial release of mortgage
from the Franklin Trust company
to the Union Depot company forms
the fourth of the group of instru
ments, and its consideration is
This move gives the Union De
pot company, controlled by tne O.
K. & N., title to the property con
sidered in its plans for increasing
its terminal facilities.
GENEVA, Jan. 2.—Russian revo
lutionary leaders are congregating
here. A secret meeting was re
cently held and decreed the death
of the czar and considered other
revolutionary plans. According to
an informant 30 revolutionists met
in a deserted farm house on the
frontier. A heated discussion en
sued, several chiefs offering mod
erate counsel. A majority exprecs-
fSerlpps News Association.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. — Thomas
P. Fowler, chairman of the New
York House Cleaning committee to
day received from President John
A. McCail a checg for $85,000, and
McCall's note for $150,000, making
$235,000, which was advanced to
Hamilton ostensibly for the pur
pose of a site for an annext to the
company's home office. McCall
promised that unless Hamilton
made satisfactory accounting he
would himself reimburse the com
Upon receipt of the letter a spe
cial meeting of the trustees was
called for tomorrow.
It is learned authoritatively that
McCall has written his resignation
to be considered at tomorrow's
meeting of the board. An effort
was made this morning to get Al
exander E. Orr to become perma
nent president of the New York
Life. He has finally promised to
remain acting head of the company
if the trustees tomorrow could not
agree on a permanent president.
(Sortppa News Association.)
CALEDONIA, Minn.. Jan. 2.—Be
cause tier parents objected to his
suit, Ned Styer, 23, a student in
the school of dentistry at the Uni
versity of Minnesota, just after
midnight, shot and killed Pea|rl
Wheaton, 22. She was instantly
killed by a bullet through the heart
He fatally shot her sister, Ruth,
aged 25; her mother, Mrs. V, N.
G. W. N'ease, who until recently
was a resident of Spokane, but Is
now In Phoenix, Ariz., for his
health, write an Interesting letter
to The Press regarding conditions
in Arizona and Phoenix. He says:
"\\V have had heavy frost every
morning since I came, but during
the day the air has been quite
warm. The air here is very pure
and dry, hence It Is a great resort
for Invalids who, as a rule, are
benefited here. People who have
lived here are very healthy and
robust. The population of this city
is 11,000, at present 17,000. The
overplus being on account of the
territorial fair which is now being
held for the first time since the
organization of the territory. It Is
a grand success in every particu
lar. I find as fine horses, cattle
and hogs on exhibition as in any
'Ed themselves in favor of meeting]
force with force. A resolution was
finally adopted demanding that
Wltte resign, and permit the Jurra
to begin work, decreed the death
of the emperor. It wai carried by
a large majority. All but 10 signed
the czar's death warrant. A com
mittee of three was appointed *o
select the instrument to carry out
the order.
ports of disorders are becoming
less frequent. Indications are that
all Russia is more quiet. Durnovo
has ordered the closing of 42 print
ing offices to prevent the publica
tion of socialistic newspapers. The
council of ministers has lost prac
tically all its authority. The reac
tionary committee at Tsarkoe Selo
wields great influence. The com
mittee includes Trepoff. Pobiedon
ostseff will pay no attention to
Witte. The reservists in Siberia
have revolted and destroyed the
railroad property and joined the
(Scrlpps News Association.)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2.—The job
printers and feeders in all but two
union shops are on strike thla
morning. The officers of the union
issued a statement to the public re
lating only to the demand for an
eight hour day. The employers
organized the Franklin association
and are assisted by the citizens' al
liance, in attempting to break tho
strike. They are importing non
union men. But few men have art
rived; 150 men are out.
a i
(Scrlpps News Association.)
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 2.—A con
struction train on Canal street
early this morning killed Owen
Jameson, well known throughout
the country as an expert sheet
writer at race tracks and pool
rooms. He leaves a widow.
Wheaton, who is one of the rich*
est farm owners in this country.
She refused admittance to Styer,
who then broke through the win
dow. He was hindered by Ruth,
whom he shot twice. The mother
then appeared and he shot her
twice. He found his sweetheart
hiding in a closet and killed her.
He then attempted suicide, and was
found dying on the girl's breast.
of the eastern states. The mineral
display is simply immense, being
far ahead of anything I have ever
seen In Spokane. There is a fine
display of fruits and vegetables and
grains. One drawback this country
has had is lack of water for irriga
tion, but when Uncle Sam's big
dam ou the Salt liver is completed
there will be water in plenty for
all purposes. The water of the city
is very good and plenty of it for
city use. Phoenix has some halt
dozen dally papers, the Republican,
being the oldest and leading, with
a circulation of 10,000.
"One grand feature here Is tho
government Indian school, which
has 500 pupils, both girls and boys.
The school is conducted as an all
round training school, the pupils
being taught all trades and they
do all the work in and around th«
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