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FORECAST: TOMORROW: FAIR. SPOKANE RUNNING YEAR BEHIND TIME Booster Club Should Send Delegation to Postmast* er Hartson, Wake Him Up and Tell Him 1905 Has Been Bnried for Twelve Days. Some prominent member of the "Boosters' club ' should break it gently to Postmaster Hartson and one or two of his employes that Spokane is not behind the times. Various way places of the world in general and the United States in particular have been cavorting around for nearly two weeks in the atmosphere of 190b, but thousands of people all over the wide, wide world are led to believe that Spo kane, the metropolis of the inland Empire, the second city in the Ev ergreen state, the home of the Spo kane chamber of commerce, of the Washington Water Power company, the Union Gas company of Phila delphia and various other indus tries, does not realize that the year REGAL SHOE COMPANY AND TOBACCO TRUST They Seem to Go Hand in Hand"Will the Former Soon Appear in Spokane. •It s quite probable that the Am erican Tobacco company* allied concern which has rented two pro minent pieces of Sweeney property In this city, will establish In addi tion to a cigar and tobacco business a shoe store. Portland has had ex perience with the concern and It Is known that all over the Pacific coast stores of the Regal Shoe com pany have been established in quar ters adjoining the tobacco and ci gar stores. This sheds some light on the PROGRAM FOR MEETING LIVE STOCK ASSOCIATION The programs are out for 'ho sec ond annual convention of tho Wash ington Live Stock association which is to be held here Jan. 16 and 17. From present outlook tho meet ing will bo one of the largest ever held In this section of the country. The convention will be called tq order by President R. F. Benson Tuesday morning. The order of business will be tho reading of minutes, payment of dues and re ports. At 10 o'clock Tuesday morn ing Mayor Floyd L. Daggett will address the association In behalf of the chamber of commerce Tho program for Monday afternoon will include: President's Annual Address, E. F. Benson, Prosser. WAS ALMOST A PANIC Almost a panic occurred In the Colonial block, corner of Main and Post street night before last as a result of a Hash light picture be'ng taken in the new drug storo on that corner. It is said one of the cms of powder exploded. Tho nolso was terrific. All the roomers, who were asleep upstairs rushed to tho streo: In their night dresses. As soon as 1905 has gone. A little burg "way down in Geor gia," Brunswick, at 8 p. m. of Jan. 4, 1906, acknowledged the advent of the new year, but when the let ter reached Spokane, "the City Beautiful," it. was promptly stamp ed by the receiver: "11:30 a. m., Jan. 9, 1905." Why, even Mica, Freeman, Medi cal Lake and other burgs in Wash ington have been wised up to the change of years! But there Is another community in et/iorn Washington which should be put next to Hostetter's almanac or some other up to date joke book. Postmaster Baker at Colville ran his stamp over a let ter the other day and dated it "Jan. 10, 1905." story told exclusively yesterday in The Press of the big deal for the Whitehouse store and the Hellen brand stand In the National bank building. Through misinformation as to the name of the new concern the announcement In The Press yesterday carried the idea that the newcomer was the Esberg, Gunst company, which has been fighting the tobacco trust. The fact Is that It is the trust itself which has swung the deal. All other state ments In yesterday's article are cor roborated. "Then and Now,' D. M. Drum heller, Spokane. "How We Raised Moses and Aar on," Prof. E. E. Elliott, Pullman. Discussion. "Tho Future outlook of the Sheep Industry In the Pacific North, west," Peter McGregor, Hooper. Discussion. "Cattle Diseases, Their Preven tion," Dr. 8. B. Nelson, Pullman. Discussion. "Does it Pay to Raise Thorough breds?" A, J. Splawn, North Yaki ma. Discussion. "Feed for Live Stock." C. L. Smith, odltor W. 1. O. Farmer, Spo kane. Discussion. "The Hog Industry of the Pa louse Country, its Future Pros pects," Henry Larkin, Colfax. Dis cussion. they learned what It wag all about all was well, but for a few minutes the roomers In the block were step ping on each other In thffr haste to get out of the building. If Jim Jeffries hadn't retired ho could tlud plenty of work acting as guide for ladles who wish to visit tho White House. The Spokane Press. Lawyers this morning were dis cussing possible complications in law suits arising out of the fact that frequently litigation hinges on the official stamp of the govern ment postofflce. A man may make a slip of the pen for the first day or two in the new year, but Uncle Sam is never supposed to nod —at least for nearly two weeks. Mail received this morning was noted by the stamp as having been received at "2 a. m. January 12, 1905." The stamp canceling machine is Just as twisted, and letters mailed last eve ning in this city conveyed the offi cial impression that the stamp was canceled on the 11th of January, 1905. This "being a year behind the times" will come as a fearful blow to many local boomers who have fancied everything western and es pecially everything in Spokane was almost a century ahead of things in the effete east instead of a year behind. But back to our pine for ests from f.iis on, when our first politician and energetic census taker has not discovered in twelve (12) whole days that another slab had been placed in the Westmin ster of Time, dedicated to a vener ated, but fast-being-forgotten year. Three days of grace are allowed in the payment of a debt to our fellow man. Are we now exacting 12 of Father Time? But, look at your letters —some more plausible explanation may come to you. UNION DICTATOR IS NOW ACCUSED OF TAKING BRIBES SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12.—Al exander Oijoau, third international vice president of the brotherhood of teamsters, left ostensibly for In dianapolis this morning to attend a meeting of the executive board. It is believed he will never return, as the milk wagon drivers' union, ef Ahlch he was dictator, has de posed him, charging the acceptance of bribes. OKU HAS A TRIUMPH (Scrlpps News Association.) TOKIO, Jan. 12.—General Oku, who commanded the left army In Manchuria, made a triumphant en try into the city today. The people showed the greatest enthusiasm. UNION MEN'S SAFE BLOWN (Scrlpps News Association.) SAN FHANCiSCO, Jan. 12.—the safe In the building of the Trades Council, 927 Mission street, was blown us> between 11 p. m. and 7 a. m., and about $540 taken. The safe was blown to atoms. No clue. ONE MORE FAIR (Scrlpps News Association.) SALT LAKH, Jan. 12.—The Des eret Manufacturing society an nounces It will hold an Inter-moun tain states fair here In 1907. Com munications are being mailed to all governors of states west of Colo rado seeking co-operation. STOLE HIS TOOLS Harry Newman, a carpenter, re ports to the police that some one stole his tool bag from tho Panhan dle saloon yesterday. Newman left the sack at the saloon to go on an errand, and when he returned, the tools were gone. (Scrtpps News SPOKANE, «>SHIN<JTON, FBI DAI, JANUARY 12, 190(5. SHERIFF HONE HAS BEEN BUSY AFIER MRS. SMALLEY Deputy Sheriff Hone has been busy in eastern Washington and western Idaho trying to catch up with Mrs. Smalley, whose marital troubles and efforts to secure pst,- session of her daughter are well known to the public. After a chase directed entirely from Spokane, Hone today landed Mrs. Smalley at Starbuc.k on the O. R. & N. railway. She had left Col fax and traveled by team to Mos cow, thence by rail to Lewiston, thence by team to Pomeroy, thence by train to Starbuck. She forfeited bail before Justice Stocker. CHINESE NOTABLES ARRIVED (Srrlpps News Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12.—The Pacific mail liner Siberia bearing Chinese commissioners sent to stu dy industrial conditions in this country, arrived at 12:30 from the orient via Honolulu. Prof. J. W. Jenks, special representative of the state department, together with na vy and army officials. Is prepared to welcome them. POWER DAM WASHED OUT (Scrlpps News Association.) SANTA ROSA, Jan. 12. — Last night a 40 foot dam on Big Sulphur creek near Geyser, went out as a result of a heavy storm. Several men in the vicinity had narrow es capes. The dam was owned by the Socrates Quicksilver Mining com pany and used to furnish electrical power. The British Benevolent so ciety at Its meeting last night passed resolution of regret and well wishes on the depart ure of W. A. Aldrich general manager of the gas monopoly. A disinterested p'jc'ic will probably draw the conclusion that the members of t'lis char itably Inclined body have not been gas consumers—or, if they have been, they were not compelled to put up deposits. ROGERS WILL GO TO THE COURT OF LAST RESORT (Scrlpps News As*>-l»Mon.1 NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—When tho question whether H. H. Rogers should answer question* propound ed by Attorney General Hadley of Missouri, before Commissioner Sanborn, camo up rrgument in the supreme court tMs morning. The Standard.- atto>>;ys sought delay. The court decided the case was "ready." Rogers' answer di MIGHTY ROUGH RIDING For fear oft-reported wrongs may have dulled the sensibili ties of the people and they may h-ve forgotten the char acter so carefully builded by W. A. Aldrich for the local gas monopoly and the need of competition, The Press calls attention to another small discrepancy, as the monopoly would describe It. H. L. Bennett, proprietor of the Acme coffee house on Stevens street near Riverside, kicked to the monopoly on his gas bill of $9.70. His meter was changed and he was giv en one, probably fixed for some saloon keeper. The first month with the new meter, his bill was $21. He was using the same amount of gas through the same burners both months. Can you ex plain it, Mr. Citizen? SMITH'S TRIAL AGAIN PUT OFE The trial of Charles Francis Smith, charged with holding up Thomas Kehoe at Hillyard was not heard before Justice Stocker today because Kehoe is back in the hos pital suffering from abscess. The trial was set for next Tuesday. GIVEN CHANCE TOBE GOOD Tillie Hoffman, one of the girls Gus Swanson wa3 going to take to British Columbia for immoral pur poses, -was this afternoon adjudged guilty of incorrigibility by Judge Poindexter. Sentence was suspend ed,'however, during the period of her good behavior at the House of the Good Shepherd. YOUNG BOY 15 ARRESTED EOR BURGLARY C. A. Reynolds, 17, was arrested this morning by Detective Weir and charged with burglary. He is accused of breaking into the store room of F. B. Wright and company out In the west end of town. Reynolds plead not guilty. vides questions into two classes, embracing ownership by the wit ness of stock in respondent com panies, of stock in companies other than respondents, by parties other than the witness, of stock of com panies other than respondents. The operations of respondents in other states than Missouri are involved. The answer declares the questions refer to the operation of individuals and corporations ofiher than re CIGAR MEN EXCITED Advent of Tobacco Trust Will Affect Local Retail Stores and Manufacture ing Industry—lts Busin* ess Methods. The announcement yesterday by The Press that the American To bacco company would put a branch office in Spokane created a great deal of excitement among local ci gar dealers. Since the American Tobacco company declared war on M. A. Gunst and associates of San Fran cisco, every available field has been invaded by both companies. M. A. Gunst, it is said, is the owner of the Marx-Newman stores of th : s city. LONGWORTH TALKS ON THE PHILIPPINES fScrlrps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 12.— Longworth began about 4 o'clock speaking in house in favor of the Philippine tariff bill. Said no Am erican industry be hurt. Could not agree with General Grosvenor that character of Philippines, noble and future Islands bright. TAKE VIAL BACK Sheriff Harry McClain of Rose hurg. Lane county, Oregon, arrived today to take back with him Leo L. Vial, who has confessed to the shooting of Margaret Tumberton a few months ago. Vial confessed that he was the man wanted. NOT GUILTY OF GRAFTING PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12. — Judge Audenroid instructed the jury In the case against former Filtra tion Chief Hill, accused of grafting, to acquit him. spondcnt. The mention is made of tho extreme publicity and sensa tional taking of a flashlight photo graph which Is repugnant to Rog ers. A final statement was added that Rogers would answer all state ments the court deemed proper, but did not mean that this court should have final decision as the Issues raised were entirely new and must go to the highest courts in the land. FOURTH I'EAR. SO. a (J. PRICE: ONE Of'KT This is the way one of the eigpr men of the city spoke of the com ing of the American Tobacco com pany: "It simply means that a lot of cigar men in this city will have to go out of business. It will also practically mean the ruin of the local cigar manufacturing business, for they can not compete with trust goods. The trust also offers cou pons with their tobacco. They sell the same goods we do for less mon ey. They get the names of our customers and send them a box of UNO GIFT lIU. SO SATS QEMOITT Corporation Counsel Geraghty to day forwarded to City Comptroller Fairley his opinion regarding the autiiority of the latter to issue a warrant for the "Boosters' club." The questions Involved are the right to appropriate money for such purpose and the right to issue a warrant, after the appropriation. Mr. Geraghty answers both in the negative. HUNDREDS KILLED (Scrlpps News Association.) TIFLIS, Jan. 12.—Nearly 350 per sons were killed or injured as a result of an attack by Cossacks up- ALARMED OVER SEAL EXTINCTION (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 12.— Elkins, West Virginia; D. O. Mills, New York; Isaac i-iebes, San Fran cisco, lessees of Fur Seal Islands, Alaska, under name North Ameri can Commercial company of San - rancisco, will probably lose the>r privileges before the present con gress. Tho administration is alarm ed at the threatened extinction of fur seals. FORGED MILLIONS OF VALUABLE SECURITIES NEW YORK, Jan. 12—The fourth arrest in the case of counterfeiting tho securities of the Norfolk & Western railroad of Charles Solon is expected to clear up the mystery as to the identity of all connected with what may develop to be prob ably the greatest Swindle Wall St. has known in many years. It now FIELD S CONDITION SAME (Scrtpps News Association.) NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—A bulletin on the condition of Marshall Field this morning read: "Patient's con dition continues about the same. No 'worse. Passed fairly comfort able night." Stanley Field, nephew, said at noou his condition was satisfactory. one cent good olg.'irs and then try and get their trade. They will put several stores in the city and sell cigars) which we sell two for a quarter, four for a quarter. The same fight Is going on in San Francisco at the present time. Gunst & Co. havo several stores there and the Amer ican company put in several." A. W. Jones of the local cigar makers' union, when asked as to whether the invasion into this ter ritory by the American people would have any effect on the Spo kane product, said: "I don't think the American peo ple will have a particle of influence with the people who want home in dustry goods. The home industry; people will ask for our goods be cause they want to patronize homo industry. I know nothing further than that the American people ara non-union people and I don i think they will get tne business of tho union men or tne home Industry; men." Several stores are talked of for the American people. The largest one will ze the store on the corner of Howard and Riverside. His reason is that the municipal ity can not use powers not ex pressly granted t 0 it unless in tha line of incidents to powers express ly granted. For instance if the city wanted to go in with a lot of real estate men and sell its own real estate in connection with booming the town such might be legal, but in this case there Is no real estate to sell, and the city cannot become a party to a boom proposition. on an Armenian seminary here fol lowing the throwing of two bomba from the institution at a passing patrol. PANAMA ON FIRE (Bcrlpps News Association.) PANAMA, Jan. 12.—A great flra is raging in this city. Firemen ara finding the greatest difficulty in contending with the flames. It ori ginated in Chinese shops and is al leged to be due to carelessness of Americans in fumigating. "Does Miss Pummel show much feeling In her piano playing?" "No, not a bit—at least none for her audience." Be kind to the rich. Think of the things that are printed about them after they die. develops that $4,300,000 lg the pres ent value of the stock Issued. Ho was arraigned in court this morn ing and remanded to jail without bail until Monday. Assistant dU trict attorney declared Seton ha* a yacht at his disposal ready to fted to South America at first oppor tunity. He declared It was an erroneous statement that the lungs were con gested. At present only a porflon of the left lun gls affected. Tho attack Is more serious thau at flrst admitted. The physicians refrain from publishing temperature and heart action which iv pneumonia tells the story.