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HONEST MEN ARE DOING TO RECLAIM HER. ON PAGE 4. NEWB WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR BRIDGES TO COST THIS CITY $100,000 Speculation Is rife as to what action on the bridge question will he taken tomorrow night when tne city council meets in special ses sion called for the express purpose of having some definite action on bridges. Mayor Daggett and the board of public works want the council to order complete new bridges in all parts of the city and along with this the board of public works has obtained the following figures from the engineers office in estimate of the cost. The most expensive structures Will be those at tfle North cud of Howard street which will cost probably $30,000 and the Mission avenue bridge which will cost the lame. The collapsed Howard street bridge and the south bridge will cost $18,000 to put in new while the Havermale bridge which joins the Howard street bridge on the HOW ABOUT THE INSURANCE CINCH? Spokane can learn something from Walla Walla on the Quest ion of Ore Insurance. When companies notified the policy holders of that city of the 2D per cent rakeoff re cently put in effect the Walla Wal la chamber of commerce promptly took steps to organize a home company to combat the arbitrary Increase intended. They contend ed that rates were already high enough', a propoaltoa that will not be dental by the persons paying them. The Spokane chamber of com merce appointed a committee to have a talk with Lee McKenzle, mouthpiece of the state Insurance combine, and there the matter has apparently hung up. The talk pro posed with Mr. McKensle, if It is ever had, will prove just exactly as effective as regards the 2. r > per cent increase as a talk with a tele phone pole. That fact was pointed out in The Preaa at the time. As was also Spo kane's opportunity to secure a vol ume of the best sort of advertising obtainable by making a determined stand against a manifest injustice. In this particular Spokane actually suffered more than any other city In tho northwest for the reason that she has expended $500,000 for new waterworks. That expenditure was made on a promise to the tax payer, who foots the bill, that the investment would result in de creased Insurance. Before the new system was completed a 20 per cent rate increase was announced and put into effect on the bare excuse that the companies had l/>st more than they cared to pay In San Francisco. Meanwhile (he city is left to fig ure out how to pay the waterworks 1)111 and the business man finds added to that a higher rate on In surance ithan he ever dreamed of paying, Instead of tho reduction promised. it is a straight builnea proposi tion that If the taxpayers are dis appointed In any return on their insurance investmet from the com panies the latter should be left to carry the risk. That tho rate was too high even before the raise is shown by the record that In the period from 1800 t5 1900 Washington paid $11,374,- --780 In premiums and received as Indemnity for losses but $5,202,831. And now 25 per cent has been add ed to this tribute to the companies without any corresponding in crease In the risk. BRYAN HAS THAT FOREIGN SHINE (Scrlppa Newa Association.) . LONDON, Aug. B.—The Globe to day comments patronizingly on Bryan's return home, saying: "Whereas before he was only a provincial politician he is now a Cultured man of the -world, under standing with an underetadlng of ■uropean condtlons. tl this he has the advalage of RoMjevelt, northeast will cost $24,000. The Washington street bridge will cost $20,000. Those are all the new bridges now proposed and the city according to James T. Omo, sec retary of the "board, of public work may build these at an expense un der $100,000 at the most. The Washington Water Power company has offered to pay half the expense of the south and north Howard street structures which will leave the city to pay only $24,000. The Washington street bridge is used by the Traction company and if the council accepts this com ! pany'a proposition to pay half tho city will pay but $10,000 as Its share. A Traction company franchise is now pending for Che Mission ave line bridge, and with the streetcar oompay paying half for a new bridge the city will get off with ' $15,000 here. OLD WARRIOR ON WARPATH (Scripps News »sßOclntlnn.> BLACK RIVKR PALLS, Wis., Aug. 8, —Postmaster Lien, of Olsen was attacked with a tomahawk during a medicine dance of tho Winnebago Indians, by Chief Davia aged 81, who started to scalp the victim, but was prevented by oth er Indians. The sheriff has a war rant for tbe old chief who, bis fol lowers claim, won't be taken alive. MAY KNOCK OUT STEAM The Spokane Inland railway has received from the houses of West tngbouae and Baldwin the new freight electrical locomotives, which will 'be used as soon as tho road Is In active operation. Each of the three locomo'tlves received is the Joint work of tlie Westing house eletcr'lcal establishment nnd the Baldwin locomotive works, the result of which Is the modern elec tric locomotive, the first to be seen in the Pacific northwest. Tbe new locomotive has the ap pearance of a double-end work car on any tolloy line. The locomotive is in two "units" each of 600 horse power, and each weighing 50 tons. Until the regular freight trains commence to run over the Inland, which will be within the next lew weeks, these new locomotives will be used to switch cars in the yards in Union park. CHILD FAILS TO ARRIVE Mrs. Nellie Blssell of Tacoma. Wash., is a very much worried woman, according to the story she told Chief of Police Waller this afternoon. Last Saturday she ex pected Nina, her-7 year old daugh ter, whom she sent for, to come to Spokane on one o ftho trains. The daughter has not arrived yet and she wants 'the police to search tho city to see if she came nnd was stolen. Chief Waller believes the child was not sent and has communicat ed with the Tacoma department about It. CONVENTION SPLITS (Scrlpps N'xwi Aaanclatlon.) CHICAGO, Aug. B.—Opponents Of President Shea, Including ex cluding delegates from San Fran cisco, bolted the Teamsters' uulon convention today and started a separate session. Shea postponed the regular sessions in an effort to restore peace. The bolters claim Shea's rule 1b too arbitrary, A ma jority of the coveutlon remalnetl under Shea's lead. The Spokane Press 'T would suggest," said Mr. Omo, "that the city issue warrants pay able in four Instalments and pay the expense of putting in new bridges in that manner. "The city can get 5 per cent for its warrants and pay for them with $10,000 the first, year, $20,000 the next and so on in this way it would work no hardship upon any one." Mayor Daggett favors the scheme of the board. SUICIDE HIS RELIEF A pistol shot about 7:30 o'clock last night ended the life of Jens Jenson, a teamster, age 37, living at 0217 Bernard street. Jensen had just got home from work and was met in the hall by his wife and 6 year old daughter. In their presence he drew a revol ver and fired a shot into his mouth. H. W. Hood, of the Merchants' police, heard the report and ran to the house, where he telephoned o the police. The patrol carried De tectives Briley and Herndon and Patrolman Miles to the scene. Jensen was so near dead Cor oner Witter was sent for. When he arrived Jensen had breathed his last. The suicide is the sequel to a long family trouble that has ex tended over 2 months when the couple were first married. Mrs. Jensen has been known in police circles for some time. A month ago she caused tbe arrest of her husband for drunkenness. Before that she informed the police that he carried a razor and she feared be would kill her or himself. Coroner Witter today said no in quest was necessary, as it was plainly n rase of suicide. The body is at the undertaking parlors of Buchanan & Co. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. LONG LIFE IS ENDED Paralysis yesterday ended the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Havermale at hor home, 7:14 York avenue. She was 74 years of age. Mrs. Havermale was the widow of Rev. Samuel 0. Havermale, who died three years ago. She came to Spokane In 1875 and her and her husband built a cabin of logs, 18x2tl, on the banks of the river on Front avenue, near Bernard street. During that time her hus band did missionary work among the Indians. Two children, eight grand chil dren and two sisters survive Mrs. Havermale, The funeral will be held from the homo on Thursday at 2 p. nj, and Interment will ibe at Falrmount. ANOTHER ONE NAILED PORTLAND, Aug. B.—The jury in the case of Charles Wilson, on trial in the federal court slnco Monday c.arged "with perjury In connection with Oregon land frauds, this morning returned a verdict of guilty recommending mercy. Tho maximum penalty If five years Imprisonment and flat of $2000. BRIDE 1$ FIFTEEN YEARS OLD A marriage license was issued today to permit the wedding of a 15 year old bride. She was Klla Lottie Kronie, •who by her mother** written consent becomes the bride of Alfred Uomene, age 23, botft re side lv Spokane. Weather—B9 at Noon; Fair and Csoler Tonight and Tomorrow. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY. Al GI ST N, IOOG. A Home Scene In Pittsburg GRAFT ER S LO SE IN DENVER (Scrlpps N-ews Asannlatlon.) DENVER, Aug. B.—Justice Bailey in the supreme court this morning refused a writ of prohibition against County Judge Lindsey, who started the Investigation of elec tions on May 15 by which i-e Tramways company secured fran chises worth $20,000,000 toy alleged fraud. MAY CELEBRATE ATCOEUR D' ALENE There is a strong sentiment among local union men to go to Coeur d'Alene on LatH>r day, using Northern Pacific to transport the crowds to that place. A 60 cent fare for the round trip can be se cured for that day, which is 40 cents less tnan on the electric line. This sentiment has been greatly strengthened by the refusal of the Traction company to provide suit able grounds for athletic exercises and games at Manito park. The mayor agreed to permit the use of a portion of Manito lying back of the dancing pavilion for athletic sports at Manito, but after considering the matter the Trac tion people do not feel that they can shoulder the expense necessary to put the grounds In proper shape and build a grandstand and bleach ers. The decision of the Traction company will prove a disappoint ment to local unions that had hoped to have the grounds In shape on l.abor day. The Painters' union has issued a challenge to play 'ball or pull a tug of war with members of any local union. The painters are ready to back their athletic ability with their money aud a rival team can make Borne money maybe provid ing it can win, both eveuts are scheduled for l>abor day. Anyone who may feel like tackling tho painters can address George G. Cody, Central Labor hall. Tho speakers on Labor day will be Mayor Floyd Daggett and form er Lieutenant Governor Coats of Idaho, who has recently taken up The investigation will now pro ceed unless the entire supreme court interferes. Judge Linaey has ordered the sheriff to organize as strong a force as neeesary to take the bal lot boxes from the warehouse. Guards yesterday refused to al low the sheriff to touch these boxes. his residence in this city, being as sociated with H. L. Hughes in pub lishing the ljibor World. The Wom an's Label league has been request ed to have a float in the Labor day parade on which various union goods sold in Spokane will be ex hibited. MAGOON IS MOVED UP CHAS. K. MAGOON. He is the minister to Panama and governor general of the canal zone, who has been appointed vice governor general of the Philippines with the prospect of becoming gov ernor general. It Is predicted that he will advance Into the cabinet by the same route that Taft followed. He is (5, a lawyer, native of Min nesota, and practiced in Nebraska. He was appointed a law officer of the war department In 1199. He be came general counsel of the lsth mian Canal Commission, then a member of It. LOS ANGBLBB, Cal., Aug. B.— All charges were dismissed today against 1.. Spencer, who claims to be financially prominent in Oak land, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. He was charged with col lecting rente on bogus leases. RUNAWAY GIRLS COME HOME Dodging Spokane policemen proved too strenuous a life for Lucy Brown and Bessie Hender son, the two young girls who ran away from their homes at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and this afternoon they returned. J. C. Brown, father of Lucy, call ed up the police station and said they could "quit hunting for them" as the girls had returned quite penitent. ANYTHING TO MAKE MONEY The Great Western Syrup com pany has been incorporated with authority to do almost anything under the sun from making syrup to operating a railway system, loaning money on mortgage or building irrigation flumes. The capital stock is named at $100,000 and the trustees ac N. L, Griffith. E. N. Cory and S. B. Crandall, all of this city. SNEAK THIEF BUSY Fred Tiffany, who lives at the Now York lodging house, reported to the police this morning that sometime last night his room was entered and $2 stolen from his trousers pockets. A Anderson, rooming at the Na tional hotel on Riverside avenue, told the police this morning that while he slept in front of tbe hotel last night someone swiped his watch. CORNTHWAITE ESTATE Mrs. Beatrice P.. Cornthwaite, widow of the late Isaac M. Cornth waite, killed in the recenl S. F. & N. wreck at Maneta, 11. C, has filed application with Judge Ken nan for letters of administration on the estate of the late mining operator. The petitioner states that the personalty of the estate Is worth $150U, while tbe rents from realty amount to about $2jo per month. REBELLION CAN'T STOP SHOW WASHINGTON. Auk. B—Minis ter Rosen has invited Americans to participate In an exposition at St. Petersburg designed to show te ad vancement of technical education for women. Leather pelts, feather down and other products of export woman labor will bo exhibited at St. Petersburg for four mouths, be ginning lv November. ONE CENT FOURTH YEAK, SO. 2*5. 25 CENTS PER MONTH STANDARD OIL INDICTED (Scrlpps News Association. 1 CHICAGO, Aug. B.—One indict ment on 19 counts was returned against the Standard Oil company by the federal grand jury today, charging non-payment of storage charges to certain railroads, there by procuring unfair advantage over competitors in violation of the El- NELSON TO FIGHT FAKER GANS RENO, Nov. Aug. 8. —Manager Richards of te Goldfield Athletic club and Billy Nolan, met last night and completed arrangements for tbe Gans-Nelson fight at Gold field September 3. Everything was settled except signing articles which will be signed by Nolan and Gans- tonight. Nolan insisted that Nelson get the big end of the $30,- --000 purse win or lose, and Richards agreed on the division to be ar ranged tonight. Uana has stated he would agree to anything to get an opportunity to met Nelson. Gans will train at Goldfield W h Willie Fitzgerald. Nelson will pro>ba>bly train at Reno. The fight will take place at 3 In the afternoon. BIG STICKS FOR JAPS WASHINGTON. Aug. 8— Vigor ous action will be taken by the gov ernment against Japanese poachers arrested on the Aleutian islands. The state department will pro test to the Japanese government against continuation of poacher raids, and the treasury department wtl] take preventive measures with revenue cutters The department of commerce and labor will get an opinion from the attorney general as to whether schooners within the three mile limit can be seized for piracy. Sec retary Bacon thla morning sent a long dispatch to the American am bassador at Tokio detailing the cir cumstances and directing the course to pursue. LITTLE FELLOWS GET LOST Earl and Eddie Clyde, aged 8 and 11 years old, respectively, disap peared last night from Mrs. Nellie Cusick's home at Slos Washington street while Mrs. Cusick was pre paring dinner. The police were notified tis mor ning and a search of te city is be ing made. Mrs. Cusrick* is of the opinion the little caps went to Nat atorium pariv and stayed all night. An officer was sent to look them up. CAPTAIN DID NOT DIE CARTAGENA, Aug. B.—Captain Paradi, the cowardly commander of the lost steamer Sirie, has been taken to Genoa under arrest. He at first was reported to have com mi fed suicide. Total victims of the wreck number 23T. CAKTKGNA. Aug. B—Divers OOunted 70 bodies In the Interior of the sunken steamer Sirlo. PRESSMEN ELECT At the regular meeting of the Spokane Printing Pressmen held last night Al Hammond was re elected secretary-treasurer for the ensuing term, The union failed to elect last meeting. A committee was appointed to meet with the Labor day committee with a view to the union being represented on that occasion. kins law. District Attorney Morrison, aft er the indictment was said the Jury was working on other 1 phases of the case, and it is likely more true bills will be returned. The amount of the indictment al leges Standard Oil gained by it* Il legal tranactlons $£500. HE DEFIES INJUSTICE Mr. Harry G. Hawkins was very" much in earnest this morning when he appeared before the board of equalization to protest against an assessment of $6 on personal prop erty. He declared the property, was worth no more than $50. Mr. Hawkins protesting on be half of his employer, the Chicago Great Western railway company, of which he Is the Spokane agent. Ac cording to the deputy assessor the Chicago Great Western's personal property in Spokane consists of a typewriter, roll top desk, chair and office carpet. Mr. Hawkins believ« ed that his company was being mulched to the extent of taxes on $15, and valiantly laid his plaint be fore the arbiters of taxes In the formal way. The desired reduction of $15 In valuation, if it reaches the stage of fruition, may result In a saving to the Chieag Great Western of as much as 57 cents. The momentous question has not yet been passed upon by the ar biters. It may be that if the mem bers of the board of equalization so desire they may "fix it up" for transportation in case they want to travel. After hearing Mr. Hawkins the board issued process requiring E. J. Dyer, the Granite Toggery and B. Gard Ewing to appear and show cause why their personal assess ment should not be raised. CAD LEVY 10 MILLS Coroporation Counsel Geraghty is authority for the statement that the city council has not yet fixed the rate of taxation for city prop erty and that there will be no levy until late in September because too formality can not be made until after the state board of equaliza tion makes its certification. "What the council in committee of the whole did do." said Mr. Ger aghty, "was to fix the estimates'. There was some tentative talk and some forecasting concerning a 13 mill levy, but the fixing of the levy was not made. As a matter of fact, In the light of Information now unofficially at hand concern, ing the assessment, 1 am inclined to the belief that the rate will be nearer 10 mills thau 12. Of course, I do not know what the council will do, but it looks to me as If something like a 10 mill rate will raise sufficient funds to meet the estimates as already fixed." Comptroller Robert Falrley saysi "I don't think a 10 mill levy will provide enough funds. I don't know what the city assessment will be this year." HE COULDN'T EXPLAIN (Scrlpps News AaaoaUtlon.l KIEVE, Aug. 8 —Peasants of the village of Gravoff boat almost to death a member of tho douma who returned unable to explain to their satisfaction why he didn't get them te land and liberty be promised;, , DO NOT PAY MORE. YOU CANT PAY LESS.