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WEA'.'HER CONDITIONS, TOMORROM: CLOUDY; SNOW. STRAHORN REPORTED TO HAVE AN ENTRANCE INTO THIS CITY SpoKane and Columbia River Road Promoted hy Swanson and Hyle Sold to North Coast People—What Transcontinental Line is Repre sented is Still Unhnown. Strahorn Is reported to have bought the Spokane-Columbia River railroad from Its promoters, E. W. Swanson, W. F. Kyle and W. S. Foster. It means another railroad for Spokane. It is the St. Paul or the Northwestern system or an entirely Inde pendent system. It cannot be learned what price was paid for the Spokane-Columbia j River road, but it is understood the j promoters have made a handsome j thing out of their proposition. They j etlll control the Grain Belt Town site company which owns all the townsites on the new road between Spokane and the Columbia river. The latest scheme of the North Coast railroad Is to buy out the Spokane-Columbia Railway & Navi gation comiKiny's proposed line and change their route. The deal wns practically closed last Saturday when th« payment of $5000 was I made to tie up the deal. WILL SPOKANE HAVE TWO HEATING PLANTS "I am not prepared to say wheth er or not I will go ahead with the ■building of a heating plant in Spo kane if 1 get the franchise, and the Robertson plant Is being erected. I have nothing to say as to my ap plication for a franchise being made with the expectation that Robertson would not start biw plant within the time specified In his franchise." NOW STOUT SAYS HIS CHARACTER IS HURT Joe Plastino and H. H. Swartz face a suit for $11,250 for an al leged defamation of character and the falso imprisonment of H. J. 6tout. Tho commencement of tho trouble happened last September, when, according to the allegation of Stout's complain filed with tho clerk of the auperlor court, tho de SNOWSTORM IN MONTANA (Borlpps News Association.) BUTTE, Mont., March 19. — A fierce snow storm Is ranging In eastern Montana, driving cattle ahead. Losses aro heavy and traf fic is delayed. PLEAD NOT GUILTY. C. I* Longren, who was bound over to the superior court on a charge of soiling liquor to minors, entered a plea of not guilty when he wav arraigned this morning be fore Judge Huneke. ARGUE FOR DISMISSAL ' (■crlppa News Association.) BOISE, Idaho, March 19—Argu ment was hoard In the circuit court of tho United Slates this morning •n applications for writs of habeas Corpus for Moyer, Hay ward and Pet E. W. Swanson, promoter of the Spokane-Columbia Railway & Navi gation company, was seen this morning but he refused at this time to confirm the rumor. He stated that he did not feel like being in terviewed on the subject just now, but in stating to The Press repre sentative that he would let him know if there were any develop ments, he practically admitted that such a deal was under way. The North Coast is controlled by the Strahorn people who aro rep resentatives of New York and Seat tle capital. Their first scheme was to run a line from the coast to The above statement was made by W. H. McKernan to a Press rep resentative this morning. E. C, Robertson is quoted as say ing that he Iwnight the plot of ground near tho city hall for tho purpose of building his heating plaint. His franchise requires that he shall commence work on the ac tual construction of the plant by fendants by false swearing; had him up before J. W. Marshall, U. S. com missioner, claiming he had obtained some land fraudulently. At tho meeting of the grand Jury In June, he was turned loose, after first be ing imprisoned 44 days and having to get a bond of $1000 so ho could have his freedom. (Bcrlpps Nowk Association.! JUNEAU, Alaska, March 19. — The Louvre theater, owner by O. W. Ashby, was burned last night. John Henry, doing an act on the stage as the "king of flre eaters," was overcome by smoke while try ing to save his effects. He was burned to death. Several fomale performers were slightly burned. (Bcrlppr N,'«s Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, March 19. —Charles Francis of Troy, N. V., former minister to Greece, will bo nominated today to succeed Bel lamy Storer, ambassador to Austria and Hungary. Francis is editor of the Troy Times and son of a former diplomat representing tlXs country at Vienna. tlbone. The applicants contend tho district court of Canyon county can not obtain Jurisdiction over the de fendants whose presence In Idaho was secured through fraud. The case was taken under advisement. The Spokane Press North Yakima through the Natchez Pass. It seems that they have ex tended their plans and will build on into Spokane, using the route of the Spokane-Columbia, -which runs from here south of the main lino of the Northern Pacific and divid ing the unoccupied territory be tween that road and the O. R. & N. passing Fletcher postoffice, cross ing the Northern Pacific and pass ing Connell, the present terminal of the O. R. & N., and reaching the Columbia river at a point 28 miles above Pasco. This route taps a rich wheat belt and cuts off much of the territory which the Northern Pacific now draws from. This line now is graded from Connell to Ber ry City, which is near Fletcher, a distance of about 40 miles. The line was promoted by E. \V. Swanson, W. F. Kyle and W. S. Foster, and the contract for the finishing of tho line was let to the Eldenbel Con- April 25. The ground will first have to be got in shape for the building and this will mean a great deal of labor. Last Saturday Rob ertson paid $15,750 for ground on the west side of Stevens street next the river which is 63x150 feet in area. It was formerly owned by J. C. Broad. Robertson repre sents the Black Carbon Coal com pany. A marriage license was granted this morning to Ernest I* Bush, age 25, of Spokane, and Mary Wright, age 23, of Duluth, Minn. NASHVILLE, Term., March 19.— President Bradford of the Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville road tiled an answer today in the suit by the Morgan Interests in the federal court, alleging that Morgan was guilty of double dealing and con spiracy and restraint of trade. CLEVELAND, 0., March 19.—1t is believed here Rockefeller is suf fering from a recurrence of the acute melancolia he had two years ago. He then thought he was poor and hounded by creditors. LET POLICE CLEAN OIT THE DANCE HALLS OH CLOSE THEM UP The arrest last night of Charles Harris on a charge of creating a rough house at the Olympla hall, has brought to tho notice of the police department the ever Increas ing evil of the Saturday and Sun day night dances. Not only aro these dances being held at tho Olympla but also at Elks' temple. At the present time they aro tho rendezvous of street women and the worst class of rounders 1n the city. Tho street women make these places headquarters for soliciting business since tho police huvo put LICENSED TO WED. (Scrlpps News Association.) (Scrlpps News Association.) SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. MONDAY. MARCH 11), 1906. structlon company of Now York. It is believed this company has failed in it* contract, and a proposition to let the contract to another firm was on foot. Great secrecy is being maintained in the negotiations be tween the Strahorn and Swanson people. Now a question arises as to what transcontinental line Strahorn rep resents. Is it the Chicago & North; western or the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul? Strahorn's representa tives have taken options on all the surveys near North Yakima and OPERATORS ARE IN SECRET SESSION (Scrlpps News Association.) INDIANAPOLIS, March 19—Op erators representing millions of dol lars of coal property are In secret session this morning. The miners completed preliminary arrange ments. It is not likely a Joint con ference will be held for a day or two. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HARD COAL MINERS AND OPERATORS Miners' convention in sesssion in Indianapolis is to discuss the fol lowing proposals and rejections in the anthracite district: Proposal I.—Agreement for one year, including recognition of U. M. W. of A. Rejected by operators with stand for "open shop" and no recognition. Proposal 2 —Eight hour work day. Rejected by operators, claiming It reduces production and increases cost. MEAD AND PARTY ARE IN FRISCO (Bcrlpps News Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, March 19. — Governor Mead and a large party of business men from Washington arrived here last evening for a few days' visit in California. They will spend this evening seeing the sights. Tomorrow they go to Mt. Temalapa and will visit the board of trade. Tomorrow night a recep tion will be tendered them at Pal ace hotel. On Wednesday they go to Stanford university and to San Jose. (Scripts News Association.) CHICAGO, March 19.—The ar raignment of John R. Walsh was again postponed this morning to the 27th on aeount of the absence of counsel. Walsh said he would not bo ready for two weeks yet. CHICAGO, March 19—The mid dle west is having the biggest snow of the winter. Traffic is impeded. It is not cold. a curb on their operation on the public streets. The moral lepers In the guise of men, some of whom are kept by women of the tenderloin, make these dances the place where they seek out young girls of tender age for the purpose of dragging them tO'their own level. The ease of Ed Foster, who was arrested on a charge of inticiug a 15 year old girl from an Elks' temple dance and into a box at tho Groat North ern saloon, where he plied her with liquor until she was hardly able to walk, t| an Instance. Hardly a case of this kind that has been before have run surveys up the Natchez creek and through Natchez Pass and have another through Cowlitz Pans along Tie ton creek. Both the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the Chicago & Northwestern have surveys through the Dakotas, Mon tana and Wyoming and have made efforte to reach Spokane with their surveys, intending to run through to the coast. The only right of way into this city held by the Spokane-Columbia people was the use of the Washing ton Water Power company's tracks. I Proposal 3.—Uniform scale of wages. Rejected "because each colliery is a problem of its own." Proposal 4. —Sliding scale of wages based on selling price of coal. Rejected because "Increased wages would take more than In creased price of coal." Proposal 5. —Abolition of the present board of conciliation, and a new system with three boards of conjliation, one for each of the throe districts, as the final court. Rejected on ground that present system works well. Proposal 6. —Each company to collect from each employe the uni on's monthly assessments, i Rejected as unlawful and unjust to non-union men. Miscellaneous proposals as to weighing, size of cars, "dead work," laborers, etc., rejected. ALLOWED TO HUNT UP BOND Charles Francis Smith, who, in company with James Hardy, is said to have shot Kehoe, the Hillyard saloon man while holding up his place, was allowed today to go out looking for the balance of his bond money, accompanied by an officer. His case will be brought up before Judge Huneke March 26 and his bond was fixed at $11000. He had raised $1500 and asked to be allow ed to go out and get the balance. (Scrlpps News Association.) BUTTE, Mont., March 19— Attor ney General Galen issued orders to the sheriff to close gambling houses. The order follows a bitter fight waged by the Civic league against the gambling element in an effort to close the town. WASHINGTON, D. C, March 19. —All members of the executive council of the American Federation of Labor, second vice president, ■were present at the meeting today to consider the printers' strike, the threatened coal strike and proposed labor legislation. the police In the last three years but that does not owe its origin to these dance houses, These places are virtually madhouses along about midnight. Tho famous "Moonlight" waltz which hold sway at Elk*' tem ple at one time was the first steps to the dance halls and public broth els to which many of the young girls have graduated since then. Women of the tenderloin, to vary the monotony of their operation on lower Howard street and along Front avenue, go to these dances, and there come In contact with the young and innocent girls who, when the acquaintance is onco formed, fill in ra (Scrlpps News Association.) LONDON, March lfl.Advices say Lieutenant Schmidt, leader of the Black sea mutiny, was executed despite Witte's atfempt to save him. Sixteen thousand workmen have revolted in the Kharkoff dis trict and serioug fighting is in prog ress. TELEGRAPH BRIEFS (Scrlpps News Association.) ST. LOUIS, March 19.—An attor ney of the Standard Oil company admitted today before a special commission that the stock of the Republic company was held by the stockholders of the Standard. The fact was developed during an exam ination of W. T. McKee, secretary and treasurer of the Republic com pany. (Scrlpps News AssoclatUn.) CHICAGO, March 19. — Moody began arguments in the beef case this afternoon. He said the govern ment is so determined to convict individuals who violated the law that it can not concentrate its at tention to the corporations. (Bcrlpps News Association.} NEW YORK, March 19. — It is admitted today that Charles M. Schwab is seriously ill and confined to his home since his return from the southwest. He refuses to see callers and declines to answer the report that he gained a residence in Nevada. (Scrlpps Association.) WASHINGTON. D. C, March 19. —The president today nominated George W. Civin to be postmaster at Butte, Mont. The senate committee on terri tories favors the nomination of Hog. gatit for governor of Alaska. (Bcrlpps News aSSOOIStIMB,» WASHINGTON. D. C, March 19. —The house passed the senate bill reorganizing the consular service, abolishing the fee system and giv ing consular officers annual salaries and creating three consular inspec tors. (Bcrlpps News Association.) SALT LAKE. March 19. — Rock slides last night at the tunnel in Caliente canyon again tied up the Salt Lake route. It is expected it will be cleaned up today. A DEMAREST CONTES. A Demarest medal contest will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the United Presbyterian church, corner of First avenue and Magnolia street. Those competing will bo Dale Stoner, Georgia Os born. Cecil Boeble, Iva Vanetta and Minnie Olson. Minnie Graham, an Athol. Idaho, bride, has many troubles according to a complaint Bled with the clerk of the superior court this morning. Her spouse, O. J. Graham, for a year past has failed to provide the means of existence for her and she wants a divorce from him, $50 attorney's fees and costs of suit. She had been married but one year when O. J. quit. arc lured t<> the life of the deml mofide, Not only aro the dances patronized by girls of a tender age. but older women go there, some even taking their daughters, not knowing to what extent of evil it leads. It is but a short step from these dances to the saloon box and thence to worse. Hardly a woman who now leads the life of the ten derloin but owes tier downfall to her frequenting of these places. Seme action should be taken by tho police department of the elty to force these places to eliminate the scum and make their places respect able, or else close them up. FOl RTH YEAR, NO. 111, PRICE: ONE CENT WAR WITH CHINA ABSURD (Bcrlpps News Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, March 19. — Tho liner Coptic arrived from the orient at noon, having been detain ed at Honolulu by the discovery of smallpox among the crew. General George E. Anderson, consul to China, was a passenger. He said the boycott situation is unchanged. There Is great unrest in China and should the empress dowager die a civil war will likely follow. The GAVE WIFE FIFTY CENTS TO SUPPORT FAMILY SIX MONTHS There are lively times these days with the Peck family at Hillyard. F. L. Peck is a railroad brakeman and ho last week applied for a di vorce from his wife, alleging that she was living with C. C. Elwood of Hillyard. Now the wife has filed a counter complaint and admits she is living with C. C. Elwood, but at his house and lawfully. She says Frank L. has only given her 50 UNION OFFICERS PLEASED THAT FIGHT IS ENDED At the time the Central Labor union was organ; •>•' the secretary of It and the F Trades & Labor assembly we structed to correspond with Frank Morrison, secretary of the American Federa tion of Labor informing him of the organization of the new Central lal* bor union and that the Falls City Trades & Labor assembly had merged with the new organization. On receipt of this communication Secretary Morrison telegraphed to RAILROAD BEAT WOMAN IN DAMAGE SUIT Mrs. B. A. Cardwell was a very greatly disappointed woman this morning when the jury in Judge Huneke's court brought in a verdict for the O. R. & N. She had sued ihe company for putting her off its passenger train at Saltese, Idaho. It seemed she failed to get off at ACCUSES CLERK OF THEET By purchasing a suit of clothes from some Main avenue store Ed Armond Is the loser of a $5 bill which he says was taken from the inside pocket of a newly purchased suit by a clerk in the store. A war rant has been issued for the arrest ow the clerk, whose name is un known, and Armond with an officer has gone to locate the place where be was robbed to make the arrest. SIX HUNDRED MINERS CUT OFF DV THE SNOW DENVER. March 19.—Six hun dred miners are cut off from com munication by snow slides. Those imprisoned near Ouray are yet un reported. It Is not seen how they One cent Japanese are actively engaged In working up trade in western China. He said a war with Chine, was ab surd. The trouble was due to tho disorderly element. Anderson waa at Chlng Pu when the Presbyterian and Catholic missions were destroy ed by vandals, and the occupants driven out. The damage amounted to $100,ni)0. Eight hundred Chinese soldiers were rushed to the scene and stopped depredations. cents for the support of herself and child since last January, and that her landlord threw her out and th 6 grocer refused to give further cred it. She in turn wants the divorce, the custody of the 2 year old child and $20 a month alimony. The po lice of Hillyard recently arrested Elwood and Peck for fighting over the matter of Mrs. Peck, and Frank's suit for a divorce immedi ately followed. W. S. McChesney, secretary of tho Central Labor union, as follows: "Letter received. Have George Cummings return charter of Falls City Trades and Labor assembly. Will issue charter on application free." Tho fact that Morrison did not wait to write but used the tele graph shows that Morrison was well pleased with the affair. In the near future the new charter of the Spo kane Central Labor union will be received. the destination for which her ticket called and the conductor wouldn't carry her any longer after he dis covered the fact. She claimed she was damaged by several thousand dollars. Not only did the Jury re fuse her a verdict, but it required her to pay the railroad company the sum of $225 for its costs. On Saturday Armond went Into the store and purchased a suit. He tried the coat on and found It to be the correct sizo. He pulled out a pocket book and gave the clerk a $5 bill and $3 in stiver. He then went to the back room and started to put on the trousers, when tho clerk asked for the coat, in which Armond had put the pocketbook. Armond discovered later that a $5 bill was missing from the wallet. are going to get provisions. Rail roads aro tied up through tho moun tains and wires are done. In lmo lane basin the snow is from 150 to JOO feet deep.