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I WEATHER CONDITIONS, TOMORROW: PARTLY CLOUDY. GERM INFESTED LODGING HOUSES TO BE INSPECTED Health Department Will Attempt to Clean up These Bug-ridden Places—Transients Compelled to Patronize Them to be Protected From Filth and Disease. The unsanitary conditions exist ing at most of the cheap lodging ' liouses have been brought to the , attention of the health office, and this morning Dr. Genoway instructs (ed his men to raid these places and ■ give them a careful overhauling nnd report as to the existing condi tions. The fact has been notorious tor some time that these cheap places, being the abode much of the time of tramps, are reeking with disease-breeding germs, particular ly as to the mattresses, betiding BUNCO MEN ARE ON TRIAL Tho trial of/it. P. Mooney, the alleged bunco man, commenced this morning before the jury In Judge H uneko's department of the su perior court. MiKiney recently en tered a plea of not guilty. In his abatement to the jury, Deputy Pro eeoutor Pugh said that about Thanksgiving, John Armstrong of Alberta, Canada, was viewing the (alls when ho fell ln with one Wil liams (now in jail) and Williams asked if he was a stranger. Arm strong said ho was, and Williams asked him to view the court house, and together they walked over there. Williams suddenly discov ered a Bmall lock ln the road. It would not open. To make a long etory short, It was tbe old lock bunco he was trying. While trying to bet Armstrong he could not open CLAIM DEATN DUE TO NFGLIGLNCE Anna Sofia Tengstrom filed an amended complaint with the clerk of the superior court this morning, alleging that her husband, Andrew West. Tengstronm, met his death due to the carelessness of Porter ros., contractors for the Spokano- Inland railroad. Tcngslrom was working when a pile of ties fell on Dim. His wife wants $7500 dam ages. (Bcrlpps News Association.) INDIANAPOLIS, March 20.—Tbe operators and miners are In Joint cession today. The presidents will observe the unit rule In all actions In the Joint conference, but the rift In the owners' ranks Is broadening. TO CONNECT HILLYARD WITH COEUR D' ALENE The Coeur d'Alene & Spokane railway will Boon commence build ing a spur from its main track at a point alxyut five miles from Spokane Into Hillyard, connecting with tho Groat Northern nit that place. The length of this spur will bo about Bye miles. This will result In a Mving of at least live miles of haul on all freight shipped by tho Groat North am to or from Coeur d'Alene. and bedsteads. Health Officer Gen oway only has five assistants and he is greatly overcrowded with work, so much so that his men are often compelled to work overtime without any additional pay from the city, and in order to make a complete inspection of the lodging houses it will be necessary to force his assistants to devote a great deal of time to make the rounds of all of them. There is a city ordinance which requires sleeping rooms to be of a certain area to aeeommo the lock, Mooney came along and the proposition to bet was made to him. Thereupon Mooney showed a star and threatened to arrest both Williams and Armstrong for gam bling on Sunday. Williams then of fered a fake roll of bills to keep Mooney quiet, and both Mooney and Williams tried to Induce Armstrong to donate to have the bogus officer keep still. Hut he called an officer. Policeman McArthur responded and Williams took to his heels, and as Armstrong pulled his hand from his pocket ho drew out a handful of bills, and Mooney grabbed a $10 bill and ran. Williams pleaded guilty and his sentence has been post poned until he can be Introduced as evidence against Mooney. After getting away, Mooney was arrested in his room. DOCTOR VISITVS OIL MAGNATE (Bcrlpps News Association.! LAKEWOOD, N. J.. March 20.— Dr. Irwin Hacne has been attend ing Rockefeller for two weeks. Ho spent 15 minutes at the home this morning. At the end of his visit he maintained silence when asked about the oil magnate. MADE GOOD HAUL F. M. Lory, 1615 Knox avenue, reports to the police department this morning that some one entered his room last night and stole $100 in bills and $4 In coin. The entrance was made by a pass key. All lumber, ore, machinery or, ln fact, freight of any description ship ped out of or Into the Coeur d'Alene country via the Coeur d'Alene & Spokano railway, will not touch Spokane at all. Inbound freight will ■top at Hillyard and bo transferred from there direct to the electric railroad, while freight outbound will .))• shipped Into Hillyard over the new spur and transferred to the I Great Northern at that point. The Spokane Press. date a certain number of occupants. It is believed there is a flagrant disregard of this ordinance. Many of the lodging houses furnish cots for 10 cents a night, others for 15 cents. It will be these places which will be visited first. There are many such in the lower part of the city. Hundreds of men seek accom modations there. Most of the rail roaders who follow the grading of new lines patronize these places. When out in the camps, they sleep in tents and unsanitary bunk- BUILD MORE BATTLESHIPS (Scripps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C., March 20. —Dewey was before the house com mittee on naval affairs today and expressed the view we ought to in crease the navy by heavy battle ships and endeavor to lead In new designs. He favored scout boats and submarines. MRTlif (Scripps News Association.) TOKIO, March 20.—A number of earthquakes have occurred in For mosa 6ince the 17. It is estimated the dead and Injured number 7000. WANTS $15,000 FOR INJURIES TJrba Dixon, a teacher of steno graphy, wants the city to pay her $15,000 lor injuries to her spinal column, which she says she Sustain ed by a fall on the Icy sidewalk on Sprague avenue between Jefferson and Adams streets Dec. 27. SAN FRANCISCO, March 20. — President Beit of tho Pacific Coast league announced today he had de cided upon two of tho men who will act as umpires the coming season. The third man will be selected next week. WASHINGTON, U. C, March 20. —An amendment Of the Hepburn bill offered to the house today would provide a prohibition upon the courts to Issue an injunction until both interested parties had been notified five days. The senate considered the fortifi cations appropriation. J. 0. Edwards, who Is surveying the route for the proposed spur stated today that In all probability work on it will be commenced at once. Tho Northern Pacific railway al ready has connection! with the Coeur d'Alene & Spokane railway Tho Northern Pacific railway al ready has connection! with the Coeur d'Alene & Spokane railway outside of Spokane, so it Is ex tremely probable that Spokane will see very little of Coeur d'Alene for eign freight from now on. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1906. houses and come in contact with any disease which Is prevalent, without any means of fumigation or the use of any preventative. In many cities these places are requir ed to have the men leave their clothing in bags provided for the purpose, and then when the men go to bed, the clothing is put in a room where sulphur is burned, and thus thoroughly fumigated, and the DETECTIVE TELLS OF STEUNENBERG CASE "The inner circle of the Western Federation of Miners are responsi ble for the assassination of ex-Gov. Frank J. Steunenberg. Harry Orch ard and his accomplices were in structed to commit the deed and carried out their instructions to the letter. The details of the crime will soon come out." So said a detective who has been working on the case and who is at the present time ln Spokane. Continuing, he said: "Harry Orchard will soon tell the name of the man who shot J. Col lins, the superintendent of the In dependence mine at Telluride, Col., a few years ago, and the man will MAY NOT BE SIMPKINS Man Arrested In Ari zona Thought to Be Colorado Man Want ed for a Crime. (Bcrlpps News Association.) BISREE, Ariz.. March 20. — It Is believed today the man thought to be Simpklns is George Dauderman, wanted at Cripple Creek In connec tion with the Western Federation's inner circle offenses. The descrip tions of the two men are nearly the same. Pinkertons are awaited to identify them. A strong guard is EXAMINE INTO TENNY DEATH (Bcrlpps News Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, March 20. — Tho preliminary examination of Fnankie Neil, Spider Kelly, Tim Mc- Grath, John Frayne for manslaugh ter as a result of the death of Har ry Tenny following a contest with Neil, began today. The autopsy of the surgeon, who repeated testi mony given at the inquest to the effect that Tenny died of hem orrhage of the brain. The case was then continued until Thursday when Mark Shaughnessy, Thomas urke and Uilly Roche will be tried at. the same time as the other four. (Bcrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, March 20. —Governor lde of the Philippines cables that all sensational details Of the Jolo fight are false. Some women and children were killed by ■preliminary shelling at a distance. No jailing of any ono except such as was necessary. MOROS ONLY BANDITS WASHINGTON, D. C , March 20. —Major Hugh Scott, Just returned from the Philippines, who tried for eight months to dislodge tho Moros from Mount Dajo without lighting, declares, they arc nothing disease germs killed. The outcome of Dr. Genoway's crusade will very likely be that many matresses will be ordered burned and others treat ed to the fumigation pro-cess. Tho prompt action of the health depart ment in this matter is commend able, as at this time of the year disease breeding conditions are more apt to exist than at any other time. be arrested and charged with mur der. Orchard knows the man's name and has practically promised to tell it. There is a reward of, I think, $25,000 for his arrest." The detective also stated that the man wanted is well known in this country and it will surprise the peo ple when he is arrested. The man wanted for the shooting of Collins 1» well known in Colville and was to be arrested there under the name of John Doe, the name which he registered under. At the time he registered, the proprietor of the hotel notified the police, but before their arrival, the man had fled. kept over the man in custody to prevent rescue by the Western Fed eration here. It Is said Simpkins or Dauderman was smuggled to Mexico by the latter organization two weeks ago. Simpkins was known to be here about then. Ho was recognized by men formerly working with him. HeSvas here to assist with the agitation for a local ACCUSED OF SIEAIIN6 CLOTHES H. C. Head, a 10 year old boy, was before Judge Hinkle this morn ing on the charge of stealing a suit of clothes from the room of A. N. Webber, Alki block. He plead not guilty and had his case continued. It will be thoroughly investigated. REACH AN AGREEMENT (Scripps News AssooHtloa) LONDON, March 20.—The Eve ning News says France and Ger many have reached an agreement at Atgeelras, and all danger of dis agreement over the Moroccoan con ference is past. Congressman Lloyd's bill to limit a man's fortune to $10,000,000 is all right land if it becomes a law we'll obey It. but bandits and outlaws, whoso! acts have turned then against ail' the inhabitants of the Island. Ho says they are regarded by the Fili pinos as wo would the Jesse Jam OS i sang. | jiirv is DENIED Judge Hinkle this afternoon over ruled the motion for a Jury trial in the preliminary examination of the merchants and saloon men arrested for violating the Sunday closing law. The cases were set for Tues day next. He gave for his reason that the case was to go to the superior court to test the validity of the ordinance and that he did not see any use of a jury trial in his court. ROBERSON DISMISSED W. A. Roberson, the bartender, who was arrested on complaint of his wife last week, accused of hav ing threatened to shoot her ln their rooms in the Holland block, and also with having threatened to throw their baby out of the window, was dismissed today by Judge Hin kle. Mrs. Roberson, who Is In Coeur d'Alene City, did not appear, and on motion of Roberson's attorney the case was dismissed. Roberson will appear before Judge Hinkle this afternoon to an swer to the charge of disorderly conduct. S. J. Smith, a cabinet worker of New York, is in the city looking for a location. He will soon send for his family and reside here perma nently. Mr. Smith states he likes Spokane better than any place he was ever in. union which failed. CALDWELL, Idaho, March 20.— Judge Smith this morning over ruled the demurrer to the Indict ment against Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone. A motion was made to admit the defendants to ball. The cases were continued for the term. The new term begins the 24th. Judge Smith made an order declar ing Canyon county jail unfit and unsanitary and directing the remov al of Moyer to Ada county jail at Boise. He said he would later make an order transferring Hay wood and Pettibone sending them to different county Jails. The de fense made strenuous objections to the removals. Detective McParland believes Moyer will break down and confess if removed from Haywood and Pettibone. WALLACE FAVORS SEA LEVEL CANAL WASHINGTON, D. C, March 20. —John F. Wallace, former chief engineer of the canal, was before the senate committee this morning and endorsed the majority plan of the consulting engineers favoring a sea level canal. PLEAD NOT GUILTY The case of Nellie Fox, the mulat to, who pleaded guilty to shooting her husband, Albert Fox, with in tent to kill him. has been continued until .March 13. Her plea will then be changed to not guilty. MOODY MAKES GREAT HIT IN PACKERS' CASE (Bcrlpps News Association) CHICAGO, March go.—Attorney General Moody resumed his argu ment i» tlit" packer*' case this ! morning. He attacked the decisions produced by attorneys for the de fendants to support their conten ! tlons. He declared they OOUM not cite a single case to support their Iclaiius. He gave a powerful, lucid FOURTH YEAR, NO. 112, PRICE* ONE CENT TULL & GIBBS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE Fire broke out ln the warehouse of Tull & Gibbs, wholesale and re tail furniture dealers, this morning at 4 o'clock, destroying consider able property. The loss Is unknown. The fire was confined to the base ment by the good work of the fire department. The Are smoldered for about six hours regardless of the several streams of water which were thrown onto the burning lin- I oleum and carpet paper. Had it not been for E. M. Lewis, one of the merchants' police, prob ably the entire building would have been burned to the ground and the new Spokane Drug company adjoin ing. Levis went to the drug company's building to inspect it and report to DTROn 11. MM IS AMD Byron M. Swingler, brother of Mrs. John A. Finch, the millionaire mining man's wife, and a resident of Browne's addition, was arrested here this morning on the charge of larceny. He Is accused of having robbed Ed Oman, a laborer, of $5 while Oman was purchasing a suit of clothes from the store of Davis & Swingler, Riverside avenue. Swingler's case was continued until Thursday. Oman claims he went to the Swingler store on Saturday to pur chase a sailt. He was shown one which was to cost $8. He tried the coat on and found it was the cor rect size. He paid for the suit and placed his pocketbook, containing two $5 bills, in the inside pocket of the new coat. He then went to the FAIR ONES BRING GRIEF TO COUNTY CLERK County Clerk Koontz is the cen ter of a political hodge-podge these days that may end in the undoing of that popular official. And it is all on account of Mr. Koontz's weakness for the ladies, so it is said. Women don't mix well with political schemes ami trickery and when the gallant Robert hired a graceful pair of petticoat wearers to adorn bis political sanctum there was something doing among the male contingent who as heads of political families claimed the soft jobs for themselves. The pot is now boiling merrily. There are charges and counter charges, unfaithfulness to friends, political jugglery, these and many more are the charges hurled most ly at the back of the county clerk. It looks as If Robert is going to be the storm center at the next convention. There was consider able talk of an early convention, but, aside from Koontz, there does liscussion of the law oni immunity, lie said it was Impossible for any >ne to so construe the eongresslon il law as to make It a means of "vailing punishment for crime. Ho said congress couuld not pass a law to be used as a means of protecting violators of other laws. Ho said if [he packers committed no crime ihoy have nothing to fear. He said his office. He smelled smoke and immediately called the frre depart ment. When the department readi er the building, the nre had crept to the first floor of the Tull A Gibbs warehouse, where dry furniture ia packed with excelsior. Ten min utes' delay by the department after Levis reported the Are, would have meant the loss of thousands of dol lars worth of goods. This Is the second fire the Tull A Gibbs people have had within tho past three months. The other fire nearly burned the building to tho ground. The fire started either from a stove in the basement or live wires. The fire department think it was the stove, while the Tull & Gibba people claim it was defective wires'. dressing room to try on the trou sers. While putting on the trousers Oman claims Swingler asked him for the coat so that the tags could be taken off. He says he gave the coat to the merchant and it was taken to the front end of the store. Later the coat was returned and Oman put it on. A few minutes afterward he looked in the pocket book and discovered the $10 was gone. He found five of it in th© pocket and the other five he has not seen since. Swingler has lived ln Spokane for the past 15 years and hae a good reputation. His home h» over the Hangman creek bridge. But little stock Is taken in Oman's story although he is posi tive he put the money in the pocket book. not seem to be anyone now who de sires it. The benevolently inclined) say that Robert is chivalrous in the employment of the fair ones, but the outspoken politician who fol lows the game is inclined to make a violent clamor and accuse Koontz of being unfaithful to his hench men. (ScrlpDs News Association.) CHICAGO, March 20. — At tho graduation of 45 students, A. W. Sharrer delivered an address at tho University of Chicago today, de claring the university was operated at a loss of $2,500,000 yearly, or a loss of $1500 for each student. (Bcrlpp» News Association.) MANHATTAN, Nev., March 20.— Dave Alpine, proprietor of a gam bling resort, was shot and mortal ly wounded by Charles Fritz, a res taurant keeper, as a result of a dis pute over a gambling debt. Frit* escaped to the hills. if their contention was upheld evory distinguished citizen In the country could break the laws with Immuni ty and then flock to Washington and claim Immunity. He provoked a laugh by says he could imagine Swift and Armour meeting Rocke feller In Washington and saying: "Good morning. Rockefeller, have you had your immunity bath yet?"