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WEATHER CONDITIONS, TOMORROW—SHOWERS. WHY DID NOT ENSLEY ACT? A sensational article appeared in a morning paper today relative to disgraceful actions in the Olinda rooming house at 611 Sprague ave nue which culminated in the a/rest Monday night of two men and two women. The Press had all the details of the affair Tuesday, but refrained from publishing such sensational rot as appeared in the morning paper, thinking it to the best in terests of all concerned, as well as a protection to the good names of the young ladles, to have depleted In. its columns sensational stories of that nature to go into the homes of its multitude of subscribers, many of whom have daughters and sons. An Investigation will be conduct ed tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock by Mayor Daggett, Police Commis sioner Roy and Chief of Police Waller into the actions of the po lice In the alleged assault case, and the charges made by one E. H. Ens ley will be sifted to the bottom. "We are going to determine whether the members of the police force did their duty in the matter," eaid Mayor Daggett this morning. "Patrolman Jerry Dunn and the other Officers will explain their actions." Tlie question of whether any criminal action will be started is receiving the consideration of vie department. Tho police are ln doubt as to whether the good that would be accomplished by a trial would outwelght the injury done to the girl by the publicity. E. H. Ensley, Janitor of the Val lemont block at Sll Cedar street, GREAT VICTORY FOR REFERENDUM LEAGUE State Orange Will Work for the Initiative and Referendum and Will Establish Leagues. An alliance has been formed be tween the State Federation of Labor and the Washington State Orange, whereby both bodies will work for the initiative and refer endum, the direct primary law and other legislation tending toward clean politics. The alliance was cemented at the session of the grange yesterday. William Blackman, former state labor commissioner, and A. W. Jones appeared before the session of the grange yesterday as a com mittee from the State Federation of Labor. At the meeting of tho Stßte Federation of Labor In Aber deen last winter a committee from PAYS DEATH PENALTY WALLA WALLA, June B.—A. A. Armstrong, an aged man, was Banged at tho penitentiary this mornin, protesting his innocence, for the murder of Robert S. Patton, a neighbor, in Wenatchee valley. Patton was cutting wood on dis puted premises. SAYS PFISTER IS BAD PLACE Detective Alec Macdonald tostl <ed this afternoon before Judge Kennan that lewd women and in nocent girls frequented the Pfister. Detective Macdonald testified ln tho Injunction proceedings institut ed by Mrs. M. C. Pennington, pro prietress of the Pennington hotol, against the Pfister o n the ground ♦hat H was a disorderly resort ami Aat Its noises Injured her hotel Mill. bou pressed for particulars by was the one who gave the matter publicity and investigation today revealed the fact that Ensley, at •the time he says he heard a rum pus in the next room which caused him to call the police, occupied room No. 9, adjoining, with a wom an called Hrs Fulton, an ironer at the Eastern laundry, on Second avenue, and was constrained to call upon the police owing; to the fact that he had been disturbed by the noise made by the four people' lln the adjoining suite of rooms. iThey had been drinking much of the night and awoke Ensley and the Fulton woman with their hilarity. The landlady of the Olinda, re garding Ensley, said today. "This is the rst time anything of this sort has happened ln my house, but I I have been thinking of ordering the woman in No. 9 to leave the place, owing io the fact that this ! man Ensley is ln her room at all hours of the night, and I did not I like the looks of things." E. H. Ensley was arrested on February 27 on a charge of may hem, preferred by E. P. Fulton, the husband of the woman with whom ho was In room 9 in the Olindo building. The arrest followed a fight in front of the Wcutworui Clothing company's store on River side avenuo in which Ensley severely chewed one of Fulton's fingers. Ensley and Mrs. Fulton were | walking down the street together I when Fulton approached the cou- I pie. Words lead to blows and in the melee Ensley got Triton's lin ger in his mouth and badly lacer ated it. the grange was present. Mr. Blackman made an address, which was enthusiastically receiv- Ed and the grange unanimously de ! elded to cooperate with the State Federation of Labor in its efforts to secure legislation looking toward clean politics. A committee was appointed which will meet with a committee from organized labor and bills for the desired laws will be formulated. An active working partnership has been formed between the grange ami the State Federation of Labor. The Individual members of the grange were so enthusiastic about the results desired to bo secured by the State Federation of Lalnr that they promised when they ar rived at home to Institute local referendum leagues. Attorney O. C. Moore, representing the Pfister, Detective Maedonald swore that he had seen the two girls, who were in the fracas ln the Olindo building Monday night, drunk at the Pfister earlier ln the evening. The hearing on the injunction, which was granted Wednesday by Judgo Warren, wa s on before Judge Kennan all day. COUNTIES GO "DRY" (Bcrlpps News Association.) PORTLAND, Ore., June B.—As the result of the election 200 sa loons will bo forced to close In Oregon through the adoption of county prohibition. Returns show that Benton, Linn, Lane, Tillamook, Wallowa and Yamhill counties wont "dry." Partial returns indi cate the same result in Sherman, Gilliam, Lincoln and Crook coun ties. Coos county went "dry," ex cept ln the larger towns. Many precincts in the "weV counties were captured liy prohibition. The net loss to the liquor inter ests is estimated at $760,000. Brew eries are the heaviest losers. But two victories were gained by tho liquor Interests and thoße wero In Multnomah county. The Spokane Press. ASSESSMENTS ARE EQUITABLE A committee from the Taxpayers league will wait upon the city arid county commissioners when the levy for taxation is made and ask that the levy be kept as low as possible. The levy last year was 37 mills, but the assessment this year is over 33 per cent more than that of last year. "The assessment this year will be between $48,000,000 and $50,000,- --000," said County Assessor Dayton Stewart today. "A levy of 25 mills will produce as much revenue as was produced by the levy of 37 mills on the old assessment. A levy of 27 mills would produce enough revenue to provide for the natural increase in city and county ex penses." The committee of prominent property owners who visited the county assessor's office yesterday reported last night that they had found the assessments Just and equitable. Assessor Stewart in formed the property owners that as he has nearly completed all of the assessments he could not com ply with their wish to keep the assessments down. HUNDREDS OF SHEEP HILLED GRANGEVILLE, Idaho, June B.— Three hundred sheep belonging to J. DavJs of Salmon river wero kill ed, presumably by cattlemen, near Whlteblrd, Monday. Davis shot William Hehle, a cat tleman. In a dispute over the build ing of a fence six weeks ago. There is strong feeling between cattlemen and sheep owners, and the cattlemen are trying to compel the enforcement of the law pro hibiting the grazing of sheep with in two miles of any homestead. AMERICAN WAS THIRD VIENNA, June B.—Drahoea, driv ing a 90 horsepower Mercedes, ar rived first in the Harokomer auto mobile race from Frankfort. Prince Henry arrived at 11: MO o'clock, an horn later. Pierce, the American, tluished at 12:13. A 115 of the 156 starters finished. One driver kill ed a peasant in the run. NEW RAILROAD IS PROPOSED SALT LAKE, June B.—The Cali ente-Pioche Railroad company has filed articles of Incorporation to build a branch to tho Salt Lake route from Caliente, Nev., to Pioche. J. Ross Clark of Los An geles Is president and H. Bancroft, general manager of the Oregon Short Line, Is vice president. Tho remainder of the officials and di rectors are Harrlman and Seuator Clark's representatives. Tho road Is guaranteed by Nevada nnd Utah mine and smelter corporations. RETURNS ALL BUT THE GASH NEW YORK, June B.—-Wheelock Harvey, who disappeared with $2(10,000 In checks and cash, today returned by mail to the bank all the papers but retained the cash amounting to about $260. There Is no information as to his where abouts. CAPITOL NEARLY DESTROYED (Bcrlpps News Association.) BATON ROUGE, June B.—The stute eapltol building was saved from destruction this morning from nre when Governor Blanchard and a member of the legislature, ln their night clothes, fought flames. Defective wiring was tho cause. The loss will amount to $8000. (Scripps News Association.* SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, FIRDAY. .11'NE 8, 1906. APPOINTMENT CREATES ILL FEELING The sole topic of conversation from politicians today is the news from Washington that the name of Samuel A. Wells has- been sent to the senate for confirmation as re ceiver of public moneys at Spo kane. Since early in the year a tight for the position has been waged by Mr. Wells and E. J. Hyde, the present incumbent. After a long, bitter struggle. Mr. Hyde displaced Mr. Wells as re ceiver of the local land office here in the fall of 1902. Since then Mr. Wells iias been working to be reinstated. The announcement of the success LEGISLATURE WILL PASS AMENDMENT (Soripps News Association.) SACRAMENTO, June B—After a week's haranguing, jockeying and enduring one signal defeat, consti tutional amendment No. 2, giving power for two years to the San Francisco board of supervisors rel ative to streets, parks, boulevards, reservations and lands now owned or hereafter acquired by the city for the purpose of carrying out the Burnham plan for the beautlflca tlon of the city by the widening of certain streets, was rcparted favor ably with 12 amendments to the as sembly this morning by the com mittee on constitutional amend- PRESIDENT SENDS TWO REPORTS TO GOMMITTEE WASHINGTON, June B.—The president sent the house agricul tural committee two reports of the Inspection of the Chicago packing houses by the agricultural depart ment before tho Neill-Reynolds' In vestigation. AITORNLY SCORED AS A BUNCO MAN Hardly ever before In the history of the superior court has a lawyer rocelved such an excoriation ln open court as Judge William War ren today handed Attorney J. M. Simpson, ln delivering the judg ment of the court In the case of G. H. Stiles versus J. M. Simpson. Stiles alleged ln his suit that Simp son agreed to teach him law in 18 months, provided he would buy |500 worth of law books for tne ' use of the law partnership of Sliup- BABES IN THE WOOBS. of Mr. Wells has created a good deal of bitter feeling among the supporters of Mr. Hyde. They charge that Senator Piles violated an agreement in writing made at the «time the Spokane legislative delegation went to the support of Mr. Piles and secured his election as United states senator. This agreement in writing provided that all of the federal office holders in the eastern part of the state should be renominated. The sending of Mr. Wells' name to the senate Is attributed to the efforts of Senator Ankeny in his behalf as Senator Ankeny promised Mr. Wells the place. ments. The majority of the amend ments are merely changes in verbiage and the report will be adopted and the measure made a special order tomorrow morning. The committee, heeding the de mand for limitation of the powers of the board of supervisors, com pletely wiped out the clause giving the board power to extend or re strict public service franchises cov ering wires and railways, and tn eetod another which restricts the powccft to changing or extending public service lines to only such streets as will be widened or ex tended. eon & Stiles, and would deed some valuable land to Simpson. Judge Warren prefaced the opin ion of the court by telling a story of a three shell game and a lot of Innocents. It characterized Simp son's conduct as that of a bunco man and said he had never heard or seen anything like It before. YOUNG NEGRO WAS HANGED (Bcrlpps News Association ) NORFOLK, Va.. June B.—Gabriel Battall, negro, convicted of erim tnal assault, was hanged today. The white militia guard prevented a lynching. STREET PAVERS COME TO BLOWS TACOMA, June B.—A pitched battle occurred last evening when the Tacoma Railroad & Power company started a crew to work preparatory to constructing tracks on Commercial street from Ninth to Seventh to get ahead of the Traction company which was last night granted a permit to build on this street. The Independent Pav ing company, which was paving the street, learned of the move of the street car company and rushed teams, wagons and laborers to the scene to prevent track laying be fore the paving was completed, and the crews came to blows. MINERS KILLED BY GAS ANACONDA, Mont., June 8 — Eight men are dead, victims of the fatal white damp that filled the corridors of the Northern Pacific mines at Rocky Fork, near Red Lodge in Carbon county. Of the dead two are members of the res cue party that entered the mine in an effort to reach the men known to be there. All of the bodies have been re covered by a rescue party, who took their lives in their hands. The work of the rescuers was brave to the point of foolhardinoss. BRAVE OFFICER HAS A FELON As the result of striking Mat Matson, the burglar, with his fist in an effort to prevent him from blind ing him by throwing smoking to bacco in his eyes, Detective Bob Briloy is suffering with a felon on his hand. Matson broke into the kitchen of the Chicago hotel and was making off with some bacon when several Scandinavians stop ped htm aud called the officer. Mat son was making a fight and as the officer approached tried to blind him by throwing tobacco in his face. Briley then subdued him with a blow iv the face. INSURANCE COMPANY WILL PAY SAN FRANCISCO, June S— Pres ident Nichols of the National In surance company of Hartford, Conn., with local offices, announces that his company, together with Jhe Colonial Underwriters, an affiliated company, will pay about 75 cents on the dollar. The National is the corupauy from which George D. Oomln, Pacific coast manager, re cently resigned because be said the company was not acting fairly with its policy holders. FOURTH YEAR, NO. IS4, PRICE: ONE CENT QUI VINDICATED MOONEY CONDEMNED The board of directors of the Spokane Amateur Athletic club at a special meeting called for the purpose of investigating charges brought against Eddie Quinn by Jack Mooney completely vindicated the manager of the club and took occasion to brand Mooney's stories as false. Several witnesses were examined and at the close of the meeting each director was bound to silence regarding the evidence given by Dan Doyle, a bartender employed by Pat Cody of the Mint saloon, which practically settled Mooney's case. His testimony, in effect, was that when Martin Duffy and Gilmore, bis manager, arrived from Chicago, Mooney had him put on his (Moon ey's) overcoat and the two of them went to the train and met Gilmore and Duffy. Doyle on being intro duced represented himself to be one of the directors of the club and said that things had been drag ging along too long and as he had to leave town right away he want ed the articles signed in a hurry, and taking a set of articles, whicu Mooney had drawn up, out of his STORM IN MINNESOTA ST. PAUL, Minn., June B.—Six people are dead and many injured as the result of a storm which swept the southern and nortnern parts of Minnesosta and Wisconsin. The tornado swept several small towns and devastated many thou sand dollars' worth of property and rendered many people homeless. MONTANA IN THROES OF STORM HINSDALE, Mont., June B.—The surrounding country is flooded by a rain which has fallen for the last 48 hours. Milk river Is rising at the rate of one foot per hour and fears are entertained for people living along the bottoms. BAR ASSOCIATION MEETS SATURDAY The meeting of the Spokane Bar association, which was to have been held in the federal courtroom last night has been postponed until Saturday night, June 9. The meet ing is to decide whether Spokane wants the state convention of the bar association, or not. COMMISSION RESTRAINED NEW YORK. June B—Federal Judge Lacombe has restrained At torney General Mayer, Jerome and the gas commission from enforcing the 80 cent gas bill until the suit is decided. GRANGE ENDORSES ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON, June B.—The Washington State Grange, in ses sion in Spokane, telegraphed Presi dent Roosevelt that it repudiates the reported attempt of certain cor poration interests by attorney to speak for farmers of the country as opposing the president's efforts to remedy the packers and packing conditions. STRIKERS KILLED INDIANA, Perm., June B—Two strikers were killed and several others wounded at Ernest, a min ing town near hero, early today, when miners clashed with the state constabulary. An unknown miner fired on a squad of constables, which opened Are. PRESIDENT SIGNS WASHINGTON, June B.—Presi dent Koosevelt has signed the de natured alcohol bill taking off the tariff. one Cent pocket, handed them to Gllcore. They were signed in a hurry and that explains how Duffy came to get only $500. It was a case of giving the tired Chicago men the "rush act" when they were in no condition to do business. The evidence of Mooney's action in asking Frank Smith to put up a part of $1000 to bet against $750 that the O Keefe-Mellody fight would be a draw, and then saying the frame-up could not be put through, was not brought out last night, but members of the board of directors, Individually, had it placed before them before the reg ular board meeting. Other affairs of a shady nature In which Mooney had been the leading spirit were aired before the session. The directors also resolved that no more fights should be pulled off at the club during their administra tion, which lasts until January, 1907. The investigation of the charges against Quinn closes that Incident so far as the club is concerned, as most members were confident the charges would be proven ground less and without foundation. MARRIAGE IS ANNULLED DRESDEN', Germany, June B.— On petition of Prince Frederick of Schoenberg-VV'aldenburg, the pope has declared the marriage of the prince to Princess Maria Alicia do Bourbon, youngest daughter of Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, null and void. The marriage wag contracted ln 1897, at Venice. The union was not happy, and the couple separated in 1903 after precipitating one of the greatest scanddals of recent years among the European nobility. The princess, who eloped with her coachman, is by no means a pretty woman, but she is tall and graceful and of a refined and viva cious temperament. In a suit to recover possession of her young son, which had been awarded to Prince Frederick, she made the as sertion that the prince is not the father of the child. Another daughter of Don Carlos eloped some years ago with a paint er named Folcbie. FAVORABLE TO FOREIGN TRADE (Scripps N«ws Association) WASHINGTON, June B.—Jamea ,B. Reynolds testified before the house agricultural committee to day, stating the manner in which the Neill-Reynolds' report was se cured by him. Chairman Wads worth denied the published reporta that he (Wadsworth) was friendly to the packers in asking questions yesterday and wanted only to find out the truth. The Reynolds' in spection for the foreign trade was satisfactory, but there was always a disagreeable odor about the Chi cago packing house which New York houses did not have. FILL IN THE RIVER One of the drivers employed by Mitchell & Arnold, the firm that has the contract filling in the lots just west of the Howard street bridge at the river's edge, fell Into the water at noon today while driving too near the edge, and the prompt action of Harry Chitty, a fellow workman, was all that saved the team. The stranger swam to a log aud was pulled out. He la known as "Arkansas" and has been working but one day. consequently his name could not be learned. EXCURSION STEAMER RUNS SUNDAY The Steamer Idaho will make Ha initial trip to St. Maries Sunday in connection with the trains of the Inland Empire road. Sunday will be the first trip of bhe season tot the steamer as heretofore the river has been so full of logs that navY nation was hazardous and difficult.