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NEWS WJTHOI T FEAR OR FAVOR WILL COUNCIL PASS THAT . MEAT ORDINANCE TONIGHT It begins to look as if the city, council is becoming dimly consci ous of the fact that meat doped with preservatives analyzed and found to be poisonous is not quite the proper food for people of this city. At least there is symptoms of an Intention to take up the meat or dinance drafted by the 1 ealth of ficer at tonight's session and it re mains to be seen whether Butcher Brown and other councilmen for some reason or other are not greatly concerned about too care fully watching the meat supply can kill the measure, it has been kept buried so long that a strong treatment of formaldehyde would seem to be necessary to make it bearable in the council chamber. Because he happens to bo a butcher himself, Brown is getting all the blame there Is coming for the sparring that has been done against this very necessary ordi nance. But Brown is being used as a bumping block for other intcr erests that dare not fight the regu lation openly, and a continuation of tlie present "Johnny behind the SAYS HE'S CRAZY AND CAN PROVE IT AND HIS GROTHER IS A MILLIONAIRE "I may or I may not have done ■what I'm charged with and I've been made the victim of circum- Stances. I'm crazy. I can prove that. In 1888 I fell out of a win- 1 dow in Fresno, Cal., and was sent to the asylum at Stockton., Cal., \ failing to be cured of concussion of the brain. I was in the Stockton asylum three different times and then joined the navy and was sent to Ckiah, Cal. I deserted and tied to Honolulu but was caught and brought back. I was discharged on at.'.unit of insanity. After that I was sent to the Napa asylum three times and still later was sent to the asylum in Phoenix Ariz. I Jiave not now been out of the asy lum at Salem, Ore., very long. "A brother of mine is H. P. Grif fith, rated as a millionaire of Oak-1 land, Cal. He has offloef in the Examiner building there." This is the sort of a talk made to Judge Hlnkle this morning by J. R. Griffith, charged with obtain ing money under false pretenses, "I think that's about a? smooth a planned scheme as has come be- 1 fore since I've been here," said Judge Hlnkle. The court then re viewed the evidence and bound Griffith over to tho superior court BANK SUING TO RECOVER BIG CLAIM The Farmers & Mechanics bank this morning commenced an action in the superior court to recover 188,086.79 from 0. S. Eltinge on an assignment from the Spokane-Co lumbia River Railway & Naviga tion company of which Edward ■wanton .president of the defunct State Bank of Washington was the secretary. On October 10, 1905, the railroad •people became indebted to the Varmers & Mechanics bank In the sum of $10,158.18 and In March, 190t>, entered Into a contract with Eltinge, by the terms of which the railroad sold its line for $:!7,977.98. B. W. ■wanton, who was a party to the contract, was to obtain all BOSTON ALMOST SINKS IN SOUND (Scrlpps News Association.) SEATTLE, Sept. 4.-The cruiser Boston Is now In Belllngham with Iter compartments flooded and In • sinking condition as the result •f leaks caused by going on rocks at Orcas island yesterday while on fcer way up and down the Sound to •ngajje In target nfactlc*. She rocks" campaign will dissipate the impression that Brown had some sense if it does not leave him open to an even worse suspicion. As the average citizen is apt to size the thing up it is about time for Brown to get wise and there are other members of the council who would land easier, it is averred, if they patronized the same prescrip tion. Unless this meat regulation ordinance is passed the city is go ing to demand why not, and some body will have numerous explana tions to make before the Inquisi tion ends. It makes a man who ha= to stand for the meat bills anxious to know wliy he cannot have some sort of a guarantee that he is not doping himself and family with poison every time he buys a steak or soup bone. if the ordinance can be held up until cold weather, then perhaps the butchers wnnn't give a hang whether it passes or not. because they won't need to use so much poison to keep taint off tlie meat, and what they do use they can "sneak" easily enough. under bonds of $500. Griffith said he would "touch tho wires" and get the $500. Griffiith's case is peculiar. It is alleged he called up the Jenson- Ktng-Byrd Hardware company over the telephone Friday, saying he was C. E. Lawrence, bookkeep er of the Holland-Horr Milling company and was sending to the store for some axes and pocket knives. The clerk told him it was all right. Then Griffith came and got the goods. Soon afterwards one of the clerks went into a sec ond hand store, where he found the same axes and knives. On Saturday the same perform ance was gone through over the telephone, only this time a cross cut saw and knives were wanted. When the clerk received this mes sage he sent for Patrolman Scott who hid and awaited for Griffith. Griffith walked into the trap. In court Griffith claimed to have been working on a ranch at Clark Fork, Idaho. He came to town Thursday and went to the Traders National bank where he wrote a draft on S. N. Griffith of Fresno, Cal. This draft was foun.i on him when the arregt was made. He said that at the time he was well ] right* of way, depot, station, yards : and grounds not already acquired ( between Ringold and Beerry City. In return for this service Eltinge should pay $10,000, making the total to be paid by Fringe of $47,- --977.08. On March 17, for the purpose of securing the note held by the bank, the railroad people assigned the bank all rights, titles and Interests In the railroad. UP, FLYER WRECKED CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 4 — The. ChlcagO-LoS Angeles flyer on tlie Union Pacific was wrecked on Sherman mountain. 50 m'les from I her this morning. The train left the track. Two tramps were killed and several trainmen injured. whs hauled (iff this morning and only the heroic efforts of the crew with the pumps kept her nffoat until Helllughani was reached. The torpedo destroyer Paul Jones, ac companied the warship, rendering all the asslstauce possible. The Boston carried 300 men, She will • have to go to the dry dock. The Spokane Press It certainly puts a strain on the temper to see a councilman, and least of all a butcher, making a fight against the ordinance which Is meant to improve the health of Spokane. It merely prohibits the use of poison in meat. How a man can have nerve enough to get up and oppose such an ordinance is a wonder, if it were opposing a franchise to a railroad one might see where policy might be "guided," but the few cents made by the butchers In killing the pre servative ordinance may cost human lives. STOLE THEIR TOOLS The carpenters who have been employed on Joe Cullen's row of flats on Third avenue have been putting in the day looking around the second hand stores for their tools, some thief having stolen nearly all used by the men em ployed on the Job. A number of the tools were recovered in the pawnshops around town. The po lice as yet have not arrested the thief. dressed but found himself this morning looking like a tramp wear ing old shoes and clothes and not owning a coat or overshlrt. WHITE ROSE FIGHT AGAIN Several months ago a movement was commenced to stop saloons from remaining open on Sunday. The saloon people in retaliation or ganized the White Rose league and demanded that if saloons close everything close except church. The-White Rosers hod Fred Mar tin of the Hazelwood company ar rested. They threatened to prosecute everyone else seen buying milk, cigars or having his shoes cleaned on Sunday. Martin demanded a trial by jury. Justice Hlnkle refused it. Then Martin asked the higher court about It. Judge Kennan thought about it for some months and today rules that Martin can't have a jury, thereby upholding Hinkle. ALL UPHOLD UNIONS Tn his Labor day speech yester day at Manito park Mayor Daggett declared himself unequivocally for union labor. In reference to the city wagons in the parade labeled with an announcement that the water department was unionized ttie mayor declared that only union meu would be employed by the city in the labor department from now on. "I stand squarely for organ ized labor," said the mayor. In no other way can labor protest It self from organized capital. Both mutt respect the rightß of tho other." Clarence Darrow, attorney for the miners In the Idaho assassina tion case, spoke for three hours and was vigorously appUuded. His Bpeech was a strong argument In favor of united labor. Other speak ers were A. W. Jones of this city and 1). 0. Coates, formerly lieu tenant governor of Colorado. Mr. Jones, in addition to review ing the work of organized labor generally, entered a plea for the Initiative and referendum, ust now a question of much Interest in Spo kane. The speochmaking was one of the most successful features of one of the most successful Labor day celebrations ever held in thia city. Otis Alderaon, secretary to Mayor Daggett, has returned from a week spent camping on the north ( fork of the Coeur d'Alene river. Weather—7B at Noon; Far and W arm Tonight and Tomorrow. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. TTESIMI. SEPTEMBER 4, 1906. BIG SPOKANE FIRMS SOED A suit for $20,000 filed In the su perior court this morning promises to show up the business methods of stores which it is claimed are working in restraint of trade in the Inland Empire. The suit was started this morning by Carl H. Trunk and D. F. Clarke against M. E. Hay of Wilbur, Wash.; E. N. Cory, P. E. Parmeter, U. G. Allen, Christian Anderson, Anton Ander son, B. L. Gordon, Boot.h-McClin tock, Benham & Griffith. Powell- Sanders, F. D. Carbary, Peter Nel son and T. T. Hay of this city. Trunk and Clark allege that they were doing a very remunerative business down through the Big Bend country, taking orders for NEBRASKANS GET THEIR BACKS UP (Bcrlpps News Association.) CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—When Bryan arrived in the city limits today he entered an auto with Mrs. Bryan, Mayor Dahlman of Omaha and Millard Dunlay. Followed by a string of motor cars they drove to the Auditorium, where they re mained until the Iroquois club lun cheon at 12:30. The Jefferson club will banquet Bryan tonight. At the lunch 200 guests were seated. On the march from the hotel to the club Bryan was cheer ed by throngs. The committee had planned to seat the Nebraskans in a side room. They got angry and told the com mittee they would sit at the main room table with their leader or not go to the banquet at all. They are sore at Illinolsane and New Yorkers, and declare Detroit is the only place that treated them right. CLEVELAND, Sept. 4.—Tom HE SUES FOR ALIMONY All wifey did when she decided to quit him was telephone the sad news, according to a complaint filed with the clerk of the superior court this morning by Fred E. Bacon. They were divorced in 1903 in Taeoma. Mrs. Bacon took the children with her and in 1904, for their support, Bacon deed Mrs. Bacon the reitfs and profits from his real estate. Now Bacon wants the children and $16 a month alimony for their support because bo's sickly. - i WANTS IT BACK John S. Heathman wants to re cover from the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance company $21(7 paid for a policy on condition that the com pany approvod the application. It was rejected and the money has not been forthoomlng. HERDING IN THE STRIKE BREAKERS (Scripps Newa Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4 — Four hundred strikebreakers ar rived early thin morning on the Southern Pacific via Stockton. They were taken across the bay on tugs and escorted to the company's barns. No violence was offered, few picltgi* or sympathizers being astir. The company now lias about 800 strikebreakers and It is expected an effort will bo made to start cars today. Trouble is look ed for. Later figures show 1400 strike- goods by the carloads. They would have all the farmers sign to take so much of a commodity and In that manner would soon have or ders enough to sell a carload. In this way the goods wouH be laid down to the farmers cheaper than they could buy at the retail stores. Then, according to the complaint, the retail stores got mad and call ed upon their Retailers' associa tion to put a stop to it. It seems they did put a stop to It for Trunk and Clark say the association heads went to the wholesalers and arranged so they would sell no more goods to the complainants at anything like the figure they had been buying at be fore. Johnson In discussing Bryan's stand for government ownership of railroads on the claim that it will cause the nomination of Roosevelt and drive thousands of democrats from the party says: "To all such democrats I say, 'God speed.' For every such there will be 10 from other parties join us. Government ownership is the paramount issue. With It Bryan will sweep the country." Bryan after luncheon spoke in behalf of electing senators by di rect vote. He said: "There is no doubt that in tho past 2(t years all remedial legisla tion has been blocked or stopped by the highest tools prehistoric wealth placed in the senate. "No man will trust a judge with $100 interest in a case to try that case, yet the government permits the trusts with millions Interested to try their own cases in the sen ate. The proposition is absurd." WARSHIPS ON THE WING (Scripps News Association.) OYSTER BAY, Sept. 4.—The North Atlantic fleet is dissolving. Under Admiral Brownson, the Pennsylvania. West Virginia, Mary land and Colorado sailed at day break for the Asiatic station. They will arrive at Gibraltar September 20. WINE HOUSH RLOWS UP (Scrlpps News Association.) FRF.SNO. Sept. 4.—An explosion ,at o'clock this morning in tho Sherry Pasteurizing hou°e of the i great winery two miles south of : this city, completely wrecked the ' building causing damage estimated |at 1200,000. The body of Henry 'Schilling 1b buried in the mine breakers in this city housed at va rious carbarns. Three hundred more are expected Thursday it is estimated that 10 per cent of this number are capable of run ning cars. They are mostly com mon laborers of the labor bureau variety, looking for free meals. Strikers' pickets are trying to locate Farley, who is reported to have arrived. Thirty more strike breakers deserted to the union this morning, overpowering the guard to get away. The union will find them employment. W. W. P. TRIES TO BLUFF UNION MEN OF SPOKANE The general public will be sur prised to learn that, the lull in the tight on the Washington Water Power company by the local unions was occasioned by an attempt on the part of the electrica 1 workers to try and effect a settlement with the labor hating monopoly. It is reported that the Washington Water Power company's manager, Mr. Huntington, accompanied by R. Insinger and another member of the citizens alliance, met with the representatives of the electrical workers for the purpose of making, if possible, a settlement of the strike. Mr. Huntington wanted it distinctly understood that he did not represent the Washington Water Power company, but was present as a member of the citi zens' alliance. j . « i After the first meeting Mr. Hunt ington refused to treat with the union men further and left the matter in the hands of the alli ance. The union sent for Grand Vice President Sullivan, of the electrical workers, at Portland, in hopes that he could use the neces sary diplomacy to settle Hie trou ble, but all that the representa tives of the local citizens' alliance did at these meetings was to at GREAT DAY FOR HUSKY BOYS Yesterday was also a great day for the athletes at Manito park. Over 10,000 people were there to watch them. The baseball game between the painters and plaster ers was won by the former. 4 to 2. The tug of war between the beer drivers and plumbers was won by the former. Then the sheet metal workers and building laborers pull ed and latter got the money. No sooner was this tug off then the plasterers and painters went at it and the former proved the better. After some other sports were fin ished the beer drivers and plum bers went at it once more, and as on the first trial the beer men won. E. Mclntire won in the 50 yard dash in the men's foot race. In the 100 yards dash E. McMann was the winner. Grace Bonney won the first prize in the single women's race, and Maude Baucon second. In the married women's dash of 50 yards, Mrs. Mary Agnes Dean carried off the first prize and Mrs. H. P. Hutchison second. The next event. 50 yard dash of girls under 14 years. Hazel Leary was first and Vera McLean sec ond. There were severe! entries for the fat men's race of 50 yards. W. J. Tierney passed the tape first. William Hutbman second and L. K. Whit ford third. Four entries were made for the wheelbarrow race. G. A. Ilolzen dorf reached the goal first while H. Kublman and G. ,1. McLean appar ently tied. WANT UNCLE SAM TO GRAB IT (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, Sept 4.—The state department has been asked to aid in recovering |12,000 Stens land placed in the bank at Tangier. QUO. H. BARLR, Who Is in charge of tho defuuet Heal Estate Trust couiy.a&y. ONE CENT FOURTH YEAR, NO. 257. 25 CENTS PER MONTH tempt to bluff the union men by telling them that the alliance had not taken any action in the strike as yet, but that from now on they would do so. Mr. Huntington in formed the men that they had no right to organize and that the con tracts made by the unions was of no value, not ebing worth the paper on which they were written. The nerve of Mr. Huntington will be readily understood when it Is realized that he was present at the conference as a member of an organization not hiding Its pur pose to destroy labor unions. It might be well to call the attention of the public to the fact that the only contracts made between labor organizations and ahy Arm in the city has been broken by the em ployers and not by the unions. The outcome of the conferences was that nothing was arranged that would make for a settlement and everything is where It was be fore the meetings were held. The bad feature of the conferences for the men on strike has been the im pression created in the minds of the officials of the company that the men are whipped and that the surrender of the union Is only a matter of a short time. Nothing GOV. FOLK VERY SICK JEFFERSON CITY, Mo„ Sept. 4. —Governor Folk returned today from the Bryan reception very 111 with malaria fever. He Is con fined to his bed and is in serious condition today. CONGRESSMEN MEET TONIGHT Joseph E. Ransdell. congress man from Louisiana*, will arrive In Spokane tonight. Levi Monroe of the chamber of commerce said this morning that among the plans for entertaining this distinguished guest is an automobile ride about the city. At noon tomorrow Mr. Ransdell will address the chamber of commerce at the Silver Grill. Mr. Ransdell is coming west In the Interest of the National Rivers and Harbor congress, of which he Is president. Congressman Wesley L. Jones arrived last night from North Yaki ma for the purpose of meeting him. WASHINGTON IS SECOND i BKAGIRT, Sept. 4.—Forty-one regular and national guard teams begin to shoot today for the con gressional medal. Massachusetts led on the 200 yard range with a score of 509. Washington was 485 and Montana 468. MEXICANS SEIZE YANKEE BOAT GALVESTON, 3ept. 4.—A Mexi can gunboat seized tho American Ashing boat Aloha of this city when she put into bay on the Mexican coast to escape a storm. SHOOTS A BOY SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4— \V. H. Hutton, probation officer, early this morning shot and fatally wounded Elmer Irwin, a boy in his charge, who was trying to enter the house. He mistook the boy for a burglar. BURLEY WIPED OUT SALT LAKE, Sept. 4—The new town of Burley, in Idaho, was prac tically wiped out by tire this morn ing. Only the Oregon Short, line buildluss were saved. could be further from the facts, according to the representatives of the union, as they have not enough men at the present time to supply the demand and It la weell known that the Washington Water Power company is unable to secure only enough help to keep Its system in repair. GYPSIES HAVE TERRIBLE TIME Minnie, the Gypsy fortune teller. Is in a heap of trouble. Sam Back, who looks like a rancher, has caused her arrest on a charge of taking $20 that did not belong to her, but was "his'n." He told Justice Hinkle this morning that yesterday he came to celebrate Labor day and deciding to look into the future some, sought Min nie. His story Is that during the operation of reading his palm for four bits, she went into his pock ets while one of his palms was im prisoned within her own, and took a $20 gold piece. But that is the least of Minnie's troubles. The police didn't have much difficulty locating her, for while Mr. Back was complaining to Justice Hlnkle she was up In Chief Waller's office with her "man" Billy complaining against anothef gypsy named George. Billy, he celebrated loud and long yestej* day, and last night he arrived at the tent where the whole tribe sleep, north of the city, he couldn't find the keyhole. But he was caused to arose himself in a hurry when he heard his Minnie calling out for help. Minnie was being kidnapped by George. George had her around the waist and was leaving the tent with her ready to load her on a horse and flee like Lochlnwar when Billy gave battle. Billy is bigger than George and soon freed Minnie. George didn't stop to challenge Billy to a dueel or anything but kept going—and he'a going yet for all Billy or the police know. NELSON DENIES FOULING (Scripps News Association.) GOLDFIELD, Sept. 4.—A1l Gold field stayed up last night talking LDOUt the big fight. Gans Is mighty popular fighter ust now and can have almost anything in Goldfield. There is no denying Gans put up I great battle. I His conduct in the ring, both be fore, during and after the battle, won for him more friends than he sver lost by faking. Few who bet un Gans or Nelson wer not per fectly satisfied with Siler's de cision and whether the foul waa intentional or not it was so pal pable that nothing could be done but give the fight to the negro. Many are inclined to be'ieve the foul intentlonual, but the Nelson people not only deny this but de clare no foul was committed. Those who say the foul was intentional point to the fact that Nelson not only lost his head but was rapidly wearing himself out and couldn't have been expected to go much farther. PRESIDENT WON'T MENTION IT OYSTER BAY, Sept. 4—An ef> fort to secure comment from presi dent Roosevelt upon his ton Theo dore's attendance at the light at Goldfield failed. Loeb refused to disc Use the matter or to admit to the president any one wishing to question him. SPOKANE BREAKS EVEN At Recreation park yesterday Spokane and drays Harbor broka even, the Grays winning tho first 10 to 6 and the Injuns taking th« second 8 to 6. At Butte. Mont., the Miners took the tirst from the Tigers 3 to 2 and then the Tigers reversed tilings by taking the next game | to 4, DO NOT PAY MORE. YOU CANT PAY LESS.