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NEWS WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR VALPARAISO WARNED THE DAY BEFORE OF IMPENDING DOOM PAPERS PRINTED PREDICTION VALPARAISO, Aug. 21.—The earthquakes that destroyed this city were foretold at the naval observatory two days previous. Valparaiso papers printed the prediction the day before the 6hock came. The next morning the earth began to reel as forecasted by scientific calculations based on minute observations of meteorlogical conditions and accurate knowl edge of the condition of the earth's crust. LIMA, Aug. 21.—There was an other heavy quake at Valparaiso last night and slight shock here this morning. Huacho was badly shaken yesterday. SANTIAGO, Aug. 21—Only now can the extent of earthquake dam age be appreciated. A majority of the modern houses of this city are for habitation. Special corps have been organized to raze all tottering structures. It is unsafe to walk on most of the streets on account of falling debris. Advices from Valparaiso today indicate that the dead will number 8000. The night of August 16 was ren dered more baneful by flashing lightning and driving rain. Wires and cables were snapping as the result of constant earthquakes, which followed each other In rapid succession. Fire bells pealed constantly an onunclng fires in various parts of the city, starting simultaneously. The first shock lasted four min utes and fifty seconds. It was longer than any lv the memory of Santiago citizens. Following shocks caused bells to ring and pic tures to swing from walls. Experts BAB CHECK MAN IS HELD Interesting developments emtio out of the hearing this morning of Carl Nltscho and A. H. Robinson, the former a piano tuner who tours the country, and tunes as he goes. He was charged with uttering a worthless check and giving it to A. H. Robinson to cash. Oscar Munson, proprietor of the New York bar at 218 Stevens street, was the unlucky one who gave ov er $10 for the worthless bit of paper. Keen questioning brought forth the Information that Nltoche had given another worthless chock, cashed at the Logan saloon. Prosecutor Pugh asked the court to continue the case until this oth er check could be gotten hold of. Nltscho pleaded for the sake of his family of seven small children and said: "I think this will be the Una! lesson for me. The witness Is will ing to drop the case if he gets his money, and why not let me go for my family?" "That's the same plea you offer ed a year ago," said Justice Hinkle "and nt thut time you were kept out of the penitentiary and given a sentence in tho county Jail on account of your family. You were pardoned by the governor for the same renson, and I think the only way to keen you from passing worthless checks ls to lock you up." IB 116 AT JAIL fßcrlppa Newa Aaaoalatlon.) ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 21—Arthur Reed, a negro, and two black com panions are hold In Jail awaiting Identification as the assailants of Ethel and Mahel Lawrence in a suburb of this city yesterday while the girls wero In the garden at their home. A mob armed with guns and ropes is awaiting the re sult while the girls are viewing the suspects. An afternoon paper has offered •1000 for the lynching and will likely have to pa* before niurului:. say the only thing that saved the 1 city from total destruction was the fact that the motion of the earth was circular with principal shock from Valparaiso to Santiago and Merlpilla with the center at Lim ache. The latter towns with Quil lotta, 10,000 population, and Llillai, were destroyed. Relief Work Begun, i VALPARAISO, Aug. 21.—The government and people have re ceived Roosevelt's message of con dolence thankfully. The govern ment has ordered immediate con struction of houses of wood and zinc to shelter the homeless. Mili tary engineers are repairing rail road and telegraph lines. Large parties of convicts who escaped and have been committing all sorts of crimes are being recap tured and 50 were publicly shot. People are returning from the hills. Hanks are open two hours daily and the work of restoration is proceeding. I RED CROSS TO THE RESCUE. j WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—The Red Cross today sent lestters to ! | presidents of local Red Cross or ganizations, urging them to issue appeals for contributions for suf ferers in Chile. FINISH FIGHT STARTED LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21—Under protection of armed guards non union men, many of them Mexi cans, are unloading lumber schoon ers today. The uulon men are making no resistance, but are not allowed on the wharf. Vessel owners and lumber magnates declare they will fight the union to a finish. GRANT $300 EXEMPTION By a unanimous vote in execu tive session today the county board of equalization voted to give full exemption of fBOO to each householder, The assessor in mak ing a CO per cent valuation of per sonalty also made a 60 per cent valuation of the sum allowed by law for exemption value. This will throw thousands of householders Into the exempt class on personnlty and at the same time reduce the assessment of personal property of thousands more by $120. The board Instructed the auditor In extending the tax rolls to make the figure In the exemp tion column $;iOO Instead of $180. The board declined to urant the request of the Great Northern for a reduction of thf assessment on rolling stock, audi of the S. F. & N. to have certain lots in Minne haha park declared to be a part of the right of way with conse quent reduced valuation. GANS DOWN TO WEIGHT GOLDFIELI). Aug. 21.—One way fare will be made to New \ork for the Oans-Neison tight. Physicians examined Cans tOdjQF aud claim he scaled at 133. FOR POCKET-PICKING Mike Hayik was arrested at the Tennessee bar last night for try ing to pick the pockets of Joe Smith. Phil Bojesk saw the at tempt. All three men are Iceland ers. When the ease was called in police court this morning Uojest, the star witness, wasn't to be found so the case had to bo con tinued until Thursday. The Spokane Press COUNCIL'S FOLLY COSTS CITY $10 PER DAY FOR NOTHING BUT TALK The city council will meet to night in committee of the whole to take action on the question of granting to the Spokane & Pend d'Oreille Rapid Transit company a franchise along East Second and East Pacific avenues. It promises to be a delightful squabble. The Traction peole, as well as the Washington Water Power company aro( said to be lined up against the franchise. Ob jections have been sent to the council by people living along the streets to be traversed by the line. At the meeting of the council a week ago the question of this fran chise came up and the matter was referred to the committee of the whole. Today there Is free expres CUBAN FIGHT IIS UP (gcrtppa News Association.* HAVANA, Aug. 21.—Rebels tried to force their way into the city today. They were discovered by the police and fled after an ex change of shots at tlie threshold of the capital. Fighting ls going on today in the hills. The government has ordered the arrest of General Jose Miguel Corner,. Gomez's secretary is in prison. A man was caught In this city this morning with 20 dynamite bombs, showing the rebels will re sort to assassination. The rebels are trying to force foreign Intervention as well as that of the American. They at tacked the Danish consulate near the residence of the American min ister and stole 12 blooded horses. The rebels are raiding various sections and taking horses to mount their followers. Uncle Sam Getting Mad. WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—The state department has required its diplomatic representative in Cuba to make a full report on conditions. The United States Is prepared to take forcible means of restoring order without delay if necessary. If it is found the government ls unable to maintain order marines will be sent ashore to punish the revolutionists. Officials say they don't have to await request from President Palma, HE WANTS BIG SLASH R. N, McLean, owner of the Main block on Front avenue, has put In a kick before the board of equalisation for a reduction of as sessment from $9000 to $7000 on tho land and from $10,750 to 16000 on building. In a statement of the case presented by an attorney, Mr. McLean says the building ls as sessed out of proportion to tlie \'oenr d'Alene theater. The atollne-Bnin company has also entered a protest against an assessment on its leasehold of Northern Pacific right of way prop erty Trom $17,r>00 to $10,000. Otto Hubenthal wants a reduction on his Moran prairie farm land and J. G. Buohrer and Q, M. Nunn have also tiled protests against farm as sessments. CHANGE THE NAME At a meeting last night of the First Wnrd Improvement club It decided to lubltttute the name "Heereatlon Park," instead of "school section." The improvo ment club claimed the name cheap, ened that section of the city and kept people from buying property Uluru - ~ .■...i„^l- Ttt . ¥t Weather —69 at Noon; Probably Showers Tonight or Wednesday. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY . AI MST 41. iMlti. sion going the rounds that despite the opposition to it the franchise will be granted. Another matter that of course will come up is "Drldges." Ever since the collapse of the Howard street bridge there has not been a council meeting at which there was not mention of "bridges." Much of It has just been talk and some more talk is scheduled for tonight when the proposition of what shall be done with the new Havermale steel bridge, now lyijig on the Great Northern cars in this city at an expense of $10 a day. The steel has been on the cars for more than two weeks now and has run up considerable ex pense all because the councilmen are hauling and pulling instead of G. N. VICTIM OUT OF HOSPITAL Elmer E. Hall, one of the Great Northern wreck victims at Cam don, has been discharged from St. Luke's hospital. Mr. Hall sat across the car aisle from some of those who were killed and was himself badly burned by acetylene gas. His head is yet in bandages. He has made no damage settle ment with the railroad company, though correspondence has been opened with him on the subject. FRAUD TRIAL BEGINS PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 21.— Eleven jurymen had been selected at noon in tlie federal court to try former United States Attorney Franklin Mays, George Sorenson and Willard N. K. Jones, for cor.i pliclty in colossal land frauds in the Blue Mountain reserve. Late Senator Mitchell and Congressmen Williamson and Hermann were co» defendants in this ease. CAN'T SAVE BIG SHIP HONOLULU, Aug. 21.—A1l ef forts to float the Pacific Mall line steamship Manchuria, which went on a reef early Monday, have thus far proved futile and there is small hope of saving the vessel. Her middle now Tests on the reef and it is feared will break in two. The vessel is taking water and laboring heavily. All passengers have been taken off, but the officers refuse to leave the ship. A heavy swell is on aud high wind blowing. HE DEMANDS $30,000 August Dohlstroni has com menced suit against Porter Bros., contractors In constructing the Spokane Inland railway, asking for $30,000. He was employed In blast ing near Freeman when an alleged poor fuse caused an explosion of dynamite. Dohlstrom's face was terribly cut by flying dt>brls and rocks and he now says that he is totally blind and must have an at tendant to care for his personal wants. ALDERSON TAKES A TRIP. Otis Alderson, secretary to Mayor Floyd L. Daggett, will leave tomorrow morning for a two weeks' vacation in the Coeur d'Alenes. During his absence the mayor's son, QußSle Daggett, will look after the secretary's duties. taking action at once. The reason given for not unloading is that the material will need to be moved when a decision is finally arrived at. The council will consider two propositions as to the disposal of this bridge. The city engineer and the board of public works favor putting in the bridge in a similar position to the present Havermale street structure, and the council men —those who took the trouble to visit the scene two weeks ago— favor putting the bridge in the position of the present temporary middle span now in use In the place of the one that collapsed. The board of public works will use Its efforts tonight to have the council take definite action. ATTACHES ON BIG CLAIM Another chapter in the history of the relations between J. W. Prall and John H. Messner was com menced on the records at the courthouse this morning when Messner sued out an attachment for $14,300 on 440 acres belonging to Prall and situated near Mead on Peone prairie. In the affidavit Messner says that Prall and wife are outside the state and absolit from their usual abode, hence the attachment on the real estate. The basis for the claim against p r»!' lies in the charge of con spiracy to defraud Dr. Mary A. Latham, for wbich Messner is now serving a jail sentence and fine and for which Prall will again be tried in the superior court, his case j having ' "en returned for new trial j from the Mjpreme court. He was I convicted on the former trial. ! Messner claims that his defense | coat him $1000 and there are other Items besides the big claim for damages which he places at $10,- --800. Messner blames all his troubles to Trail and Prall's alleged false representation that he was a law yer. Prall is now out on bail pending the calling of his second trlst. * DENEEN HAS A CINCH SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 21.— The republican state convention, entirely controlled by Governor Deneen, met here today. On ac count of active campaigning by Andrew Russet's wife, Russell was nearly nominated for state treas urer. He received HS6 votes on tho first ballot. Smulski, an admin istration man, was nominated on the second ballot. Senator Cullom, who overwhelm ingly defeated the Yates forces at the recent primaries, and who, therefore Is the controlling power of the convention Is a staunch sup porter of Speaker Cannon and It is expected that lie will Introduce a resolution In the convention which will definitely and emphatically de clare in favor of Cannon for presi dent, thus starting his presidential boom In earnest. The Deneen slate platform with a mild indorsement of Cannon for president carried without a break and the convention adjourned sine die. Francis G. Blair was nominat ed for superintendent of public In struction. GETS FINE JOB. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 21 — Frank H. McCoy, of the Third cavalry, has been appointed mili tary ai<l to the president. ICE TRUST IS HIS 60D (Bcrlpps News Ansoclatlon.) NEW YORK, Aug. 21.—Wesley Oeler, president of the ice trust, was a witness before the grand jury this morning. He was indig nant to think he should be sum moned and said if the puhlic knew the facts it would erect a monu ment to the trust instead of villify ing it. The state expects to show the ice trust and independents con spire to keep up the price and cre ate a shortage. BRYAN GETS WORSTED fsVrrpps Newa Association.! PEORIA, Aug. 21.—With every prospect of a lively fight State Chairman Boeschenstein called the democratic state convention to or der today. The Sullivan faction won on every side, the man daring to oppose Bryan leading the Cook county delegation, numbering 535, into the hall. Judge Thompson, Bryan's mouthpiece, didn't give up the fight even then. Rainey withdrew as candidate for temporary chairman and it was agreed by the factions that Boggs should be elected when a full dis cussion of the Bryan-Thompson, anti-Sullivan resolution will be per mitted. All other business, includ ing nominations, will precede the debate. Boggs in his speech of accept ance mentioned Bryan's name, which ilicited slight applause far from an enthusiastic demonstra tion. The Rainey-Sulllvan agreement included that Bryan's protest be eliminated and the state commit tee selected according to Sullivan's wishes, Sullivan retaining his membership. Of 37 members, 32 are Sullivan supporters. HARRIMAN IS LOADED NEW YORK, Aug. 21.—Union and Southern Pacific are the real leaders in a bull movement now in full swing in Wall street. While both fell off from the high levels it is apparent that Harriman inter ests are absorbing all profit taking sales to resume an upward move ment later. Union opened at 183, fell to 182% and again climbed slowly up ward. There is much buying on the prediction that it will reach 200. Southern Paeifle fluctuated with in narrow margins. Everybody lets the Southern alone until the source of Union's strength can be learned. It is said Harriman is still long on both, which will be marketed later. TWO WIVES ARE NEGLECTED Two complaints for divorce be cause of nonsupport were filed this morning. Harriet Whipple, who married Bird Whipple at Kau Claire, Wis., in 1908, says that he has never supported her. Laura Willson, who married George W. Willson at Ritsville m 1801 avers that he has not only not supported her but has also squandered money she has earned, and she wants to shake him. MORRELL WANTS PARDON SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 21.— Among the applications for par don before the governor is that of Edward Morrell, sent for life from I'ie-no 12 years ago for robbery. Morrell held up the Fresno jailer, took his platol and liberated Chris BraOS, the noted train robber. Both escaped, Evans was wounded by the chief of police later and the pair captured. . ONE CENT FOURTH If EAR, NO. 344, 25 CENTS PER MONTH TIRED ODT AND FIRED OUT Conductor James Guy and his crew of three brakemen, a fireman and engineer were discharged from the employ of the Great Northern yesterday for refusing to work when they were physically unable from lack of sleep. Other employes of tho system are very mad about it as they feel the com pany is "stretching a point." After being out 40 hours on the local train which runs between Hillyard and Bonners Ferry, Ida ho, a distance of 107 miles, the men were so tired and sick from loss of sleep that they decided it was impossible to proceed farther without endangering their own and other lives. So Conductor Guy went into tho telegraph office at Sandpoint, Idaho, and wired ask ing to be allowed to tie up for sleep. The answer came back: "Finish the run first." This was the "straw that broke the camel's back," for the men, ac cording to what the railroaders say, were tired to death and they tied up their train against orders CITY SCHOOLS WILL BE PACKED The schools of the city will be open on the morning of September 3, but the session will last only one hour in order that the pupils may celebrate Labor day. According to the figures of Su perintendent Tormey there will be 16 more grade teachers than last year and four in the high school, where a total of 51 have been en gaged. The new four ate super intendents of drawing and music and two superintendents of manual training. In the 19 grade schools there will be 16 more teachers, necessi tated by an expected increase of from 10 to 14 per cent in enrol ment. Tlie total number of grade teachers will then reach 305. Last year the enrolment reached 12,325 and Superintendent Tormey esti mates that 14,000 is about the num ber to be expected this year. TO BUILD WAREHOUSE When the Avcrill Machinery company moves out of the old Northern Pacific depot building, on the north side of Railroad avenue between Howard and Stevens street, the structure will he torn down to make way for a three story and basement warehouse to cost $20,000 and to be built by the Washington Liquor company for its own use. $ 15,000 FOR A LEG Poor brakes on a work train caused Antonio Duranta to lose his leg, so he affirms in a suit for dam ages brought today for $15,000 against the Washington & Great Northern railway and the contrac tors on construction work. Duran ta says that he was thrown from the train while setting the alleged defective brake. LYNCHING IS ABOUT DUE (Brrtpps Sews Association.* QOLDSBORO, N. C, Aug. 21 — The mutilated body of Annie, aged 10, daughter of George Waddll, a planter, was found this morning. The lips were torn as with the naked hand and the neck terribly bruised. She had been assaulted and the people around Fremont, near where the crime was commit ted, are enraged. Another lynching iis scheduled. , 4 _ i and got rested up. Then they wero. notified of their discharge. There ls a clause in the rule book used on all roads which ls made for the protection of the general public saying that when a man is on duty a reasonable length of time and is In need of rest ha shall tie up, tho length of time to be taken on his own Judgment of his physical condition. The "local" runs are the hardest work on a railroad. It consists la stopping and loading and unloading at every station and sidetrack! where there is anything to be car ried or put off. These trains are started out on their own time and have no schedule. Part of the worry of a conductor Is about get ting to the next station or side track in time to meet other trains. Conductor Guy and his crew were physically unable to continue their run without danger and as the result of their discharge there are ugly rumors going around Hill yard which may result in radical changes on the part of the com pany or a strike of the trainmen. The expected increase has oc casioned the building of additions 'of four rooms at the Grant school ! and two each at the Longfellow j and Whittier, while a temporary | one room house has been built at Manito. Several changes resulting in practical enlargement have been made in the Bryant, Holmes, Hawthorne, Field, Washington, Irving and Bancroft schools. These ' increases are the same in number as the augmentation of the teach* , ing force in the grade schools. "This," said Superintendent Tormey, "practically absorbs the j entire capacity of the grade school buildings at the present time. I There can be no further Increase in the buildings as they stand now. jlt was thought best to carry on . this plan at present, but the future may develop the necessity of build ing othehr schools or other addi tions even for the coming winter." DID THEY SKIN HIM? A Frenchman came to Justice Hinklo this morning aud wanted a warrant for the arrest of the own ers and proprietors of the jewelry store at 604 Main street, of which Archie Ash is the head. The man from France said he had been fleeced on the old, old auction game which Ash and others are said to be working in this city. The Frenchman's name ia George St. George — "George, saint, and some more George," as he expressed It. He went into the auction salo last night and bid on a watch safd to contain 17 jewels. Ho offered $;i for it and it was knocked down to him for $4. On examination It was found, s o he claims, that it j wound with a key, aud was not the ■ one ho thought he had been bid ' ding on. Then he expostulated like a Frenchman will, and as a compromise he was offered a watch that wound with a stem It he would bid on it. This time piece was run up to $8 and it was knocked down to the Frenchman. He had already given his $4 for the other watch and they are keep- Ing this money as a "deposit" on the $8 buy. Justice Hinkle told St. George to get an attorney. DEADLY WORK OF RUSSIAN BOMB WARSAW, Aug. 21.—The chief of police of Siadlce was killed by a bomb this morning. Two con stables and a woman standing near were wouudod. The assassin ills appeared. DO NOT PAY MORE. YOU CANT PAY LESS.