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t NEWS WITHOUT [EAR OR FAVOR W.W.P. NOT OPPOSED TO THE UNION. NO INDEED! Superintendent Lumsden of the Washington Water Power company is quoted as declaring that the nine street car men discharged yester day were removed from the payroll for cause and not for belonging to the carmen's union or on account of union sentiments. It happens that this statement fails in some pronounced particu lars to correspond with what the men themselves were plainly given to understand when called in on the carpet. For instance: "Lumsden told me I was dis charged on account of organization and for being too Intimate with 'that man McMorrow,'" says Er nest Roberts, one of the discharged conductors. McMorrow is the union organizer. "1 had been off a few days on ac count, of not feeling well," says John Hod gins, another discharged motorman. "Lumsden asked me if I had been down town nights. 1 old him I had, as I had a right to be. "'Been looking after this union, have you,' he plied; ,the company lias no further use for you.' " These two instances can be dupli cated and amplified by the experi ence of practically all the other men discharged yesterday. None of them were given any reason for doubting that they could not work for the Washington Water Power company and belong to a union. In other words, they are to choose between the company collar and the union button. It Is not a ques tion of strike for that has not been taken up; it is a plain declaration of war on organized labor with an effort at the clumsy concealment practiced by the company in all its dealing with the public. The discharged men feel confi dent that their union will stand by PUT HIS FAMILY IN IDAHO PRISON ■ROISK, Idaho, Sept. B.—Steve Adams, held In the penitentiary since February 20, gained tempor ary liberty today through habeas corpus proceedings In the district court. Adiuns tells a sensational story of being arrested on his Un cle's ranch in Oregon, charged with complicity in the assassination of Governor Btuenenberg. He was brought to Idaho penitentiary and hold without preliminary examina tion or Indictment since March 10. A Pinkerton detective went to Adams' home without a warrant and brought his wife and two chil- FIREMEN ARE STILL OUT SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. B.—De spite the strikebreakers members of all unions recently on strike against the United railways will re turn to work except stationary tiro men. This was decided at a meet ing of allied unions tills morning. What helped in the decision more than anything else was the assur ance that all strikers will lie taken back without discrimination even If tills necessitated the company over burdening itself wltli labor. President Calhound this after noon made a offer to all employes of a 10 per cent Increase in wages, hours remaining the same. Presi dent Cornelius will report the offer to the car men, who In all probabil ity will reject It. The plan of ar bitration already agreed to will bo the next resort to settle the dis pute. THEY STEAL $100,000 VLADIVOSTOK, Sept. B—Three revolutionists assuming to be an officer and two privates of the Thirtieth regiment, entered a hank where the regiment's funds were deposited, secured $100,000 on ap parently regular checks and es caped. them in this matter and organized labor generally Is taking more of an interest in the affair than the company probably has any idea of. At the same time all conscientious union men are hoping that the trou ble can be settled without resort ing to a strike, notwithstanding the Washington .»ater Power com pany's bitter and un-American pol icy toward them. Of the 265 street car men em ployed by the Washington Water Power company, a majority are claimed to be enrolled in the union. But three of the Spokane Traction company's entire force are now out side the union. That company Is offering no opposition whatever to the organization. "We have no objection to offer," said an oflicial of that company to day, "to the union. We expect to treat our men right and have every reason to believe wo will receive the same treatment in return. Con sequently the union problem is not bothering us any." There is no "see me" sign posted In the office of the superintendent of the Washington Water Power company today, no more of the men being discharged. It seems that local monopoly has tried to run a big bluff in order to keep the men from joinilng their union. The men who were discharged yesterday have been refused their pay, which goes to show that the company tins need of their services, and that it is possible they may remain in the employ of the company. The car men say that they will Join the union In spite of the company, and a number of others did Join last night. As the union men look at it, a guarantee from the Washington Water Power company to the men in lt& employ is just as good as a dren, aged 7 years and 10 months, jto the penitentiary, where they have since been confined in the j female ward, no legal proceeding [being held. His wife's letter's were I opened by officials. I Attorneys for the prosecution 1 claim Adams is staying in the penl- I tentiary on his own request, fearing violence. This statement Is re futed by Adnms, who says he was 'never permitted to consult his rela : fives or lawyers except one whose i fees were paid by the state. It is predicted heavy damage suits will jbe brought. SMALL BURGLARY H. H. Barnetl of E2012 Pacific n yon lie reported to the police this afternoon that gome time last night a burglar entered his home by tak ing the screws off a back window. A pocket book containing $1.25 was stolen. A SINGLE HANDED LYNCHINC LOUISVILLE, Sept. B.—Klaudins Keelin. an employee of a brewery here, had a grievance against i/ouis Lindsay, a negro employee and at tempted single handed to lynch I hlni. He had a rope twisted around | the negro's neck and was drawing him up to a rafter when the process was Intercepted and the negro saved. Keelin was surprised and said he thought the negro needed lynching. He couldn't see why I anybody Interfered, MAYS IS HELD Ore., Sept. B.—The defense in the Mays land fraud trial this morning began with a motion to acquit Mays, which was overruled. A. 0. Woodcock of Eu gene testified Mays took no part In the Puter case for which he was convicted. WEISER, Idaho, Sept. B.—Fifty witnesses were brought to this city by the government this morning to testify before the grand Jury In land fraud cases Involving 20.000 acres now In possession of the Cook Lumber & Timber company of Pennsylvania. The Spokane Press Washington Water Power bridge "guarantee." The men employed by the company have been told repeatedly that if they had a griev ance the company would be glad to deal with them as individuals, but there is every reason to believe that this statement was heavily savored with sarcasm. The men on the cars have gone to the company as employes and individuals and have been told that they had no kick coming on the wages paid, clothes sold them by the company, or the hours they worked. The rea son the men have tried to organize is because the conditions Imposed on them have become unbearable. MUST STAND TRIAL Edward Crowley, age 19, son of Con Crowley, the democratic poli tician, was bound over the superior court this morning by Justice Hln kle. Young Crowley will have to stand trial on a charge of giving liquor to Carrie Warren, the 16 year old girl who ran away from her home at Deer Park, Wash. Patrolman Marshall testified to finding Crowley and John Grim in a room with the girl at the Station saloon block. Miss Warren, who looks to bo of legal age, then took the stand and said that she had given Crowley $1 to got a room for her and a waiter named John Grim, with whom she was fleeing from detec tives. She wanted to hide during the night and leave the city the following morning. Bhe said that Crowley at first thought sho was 18 years old, but that at the time he gave her tha liquor he knew her true ago. Del Gary Smith, Crowley's attor ney, said that he admitted his client, had given her the liquor but that it was done under the impres sion that she was of legal age. Justice Hlnkle accepted a surety bond of $100 for the boy's appear ance in the superior court. HELD UP BY AMATEURS Robert Omley. living at the Clar endon lodging house, was held up by two men about 10 o'clock last night and robbed of a razor and a gold watch. The holdups were amateurs an they were nervous during the operation and overlook ed $lfl he had in his back pocket. Omley resisted and one of the men struck him a blow over the eye. He appeared at the police sta tion this morning with his face swelled almost as l>ad as Nelson's. According to his story he had been drinking when he met the two men. All three drank together and then started for the supposed homo of the two strangers. When near the Northern Pacific roundhouse they attacked him. ROCKEFELLER IS OVERRULED FINDLAY, 0., Kept. B.—Judge Hanker today overruled motions to quash information against Rocke feller In all Stadard Oil cases. Pleas In alutement were filed In each case. These were overruled also and the defendant given until Tuesday to file new motions. FORCE IS DENIED NEW TRIAL MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. B.— The district court today denied a new trial to Dr. Jaeoh Force, former president of the National Life Insurance company and sen tenced to 42 months hard labor in the penitentiary for expending large sums belonging to the com pany for his personal uses. He will appeal to the supreme court. Weather—63 at Noon; Showers Tonight and Sunday, Southerly Breeze. SPOKANE. WASHINGTON, SATI HIUI. SEPTEMBERS, 15)00. PRALL CASE REVERSED A decision of the supreme court was filed in the superior court this morning wherein the higher court reversed the decision of the lower court In the case of conspiracy in which J. H. Prall was found to be guilty. The supreme court based Its decision upon the instructions to the jury. Prall, with J. H. Messned and one Franzen, was charged with con spiracy to get Dr. Mary Latham out of the state of Washington so she could not be convicted of the crime of larceny in burning down her drug store at Mead, Wash. She was out on a cash bond of $1500 and ran away to Idaho, where she was captured and brought back. Later she was sentenced to prison. She told about the conspiracy. The alleged conspirators mortgaged some of her property for the al leged purpose of paying her $1500 bond, using $2000 to bribe officials. Prall was to get $100 for his work and she was to take $50 for expenses. OUT OF PRISON INTO COURT Johnny Me"Lean, the half breed outlaw, la in the county jail await ing transportation to Conconully, Wash., where he is to be tried on a charge of having robbed and mur dered Judge and Mrs. C. W. Lewis. The outlaw is in the charge of Sheriff Thomas of Okanogan coun ty and Joel Hindman of the North ern Pacific secret service. McLean was arrested as soon as he walked out of the Walla Walla prison, a stool pigeon put In with him having furnished the Information. SUIT SETTLED The suit of the Allen Shoe com pany against the Washington Fire Insurance company has been set tled out of court and Judge William A. Huneke this morning signed an order dismissing the case. The shoe company asked for a judgment for $824 against the insurance com pany on account of damage by fire while holding a $1000 policy. BIG MONEY FOR GANS-BRITT SAN DIEGO, Sept. B.—The Na tional Athletic club of this city today offered $25,000 for a match between (Jans and Britt. Messages were sent to both offering fhe match. HEAVY LOSS BY SMELTER FIRE DENVER, Sept. B.—Fire in the refinery plant at the Argo Smelter company last night caused a loss of $300,000. Bullion and partially refined metal valued at $75,000 was melted. CRACK PISTOL SHOT SEAGIRT, Sept. B.—Lieutenant M. Parker of the twenty-seventh regular infantry today won the na tional pistol shoot on a score of 238. Parker also won the prize for the highest aggregate score. WE GET THE GOLD (Scripps News Association.! LONDON, Sept. B.—Two and a half million dollars In gold were consigned to America today. DEATH VALLEY SECRET GOLD MINE IS FOUND (Bcrlpps News Association.) FRESNO, Cal., Sept. B.—When "Death Valley Seotty" was shown a telegram this morning announc ing the discovery of his claim in Death Valley and the sale of his diary to a New York paper, he as sumed a melodramatic air, cursed his enemies loudly, tore his hair, and strode around the room In rage. He received word from hia partner that something was wrong and leaves this afternoon. Scotty simulates real agony and declare* REBELS ARE IN HAVANA HAVANA, Sept. B.—lnsurgents are advancing on this city and tne outskirts have already been attack ed. It is believed the rebels aim to capture Palma and government authorities. A panic is threatened. Alvo's loyal troops are surround ed by insurgents in the city of P'.nar del Rio. where there is des perate fighting. Wire communica tion has been cut. Guerrera is reported to have broken the armistic and is moving on this city. Government volun teers have deserted him. FIXED WHILE YOD WAIT Bays a local union man: "The expeditious manner in which the mayor and the Washing ton Water Power company repaired the Hangman creek bridge shows that it don't take the mayor and the compan ylong to do things wh->n they once get started. The public is just learning that the mayor is an expert bridgeman. That Is probably the reason Com miesiioner Omo took a back seat and reversed himself on the Hang man creek bridge question. The mayor told him he was wrong and that settled It; he knew he was wrong. When it comes to repairing the bridges used by the Washing ton Water Power company the mayor has Bihler beaten a mile. A wive of the hand, and presto, the pindlc is protected, the bridges are safe, apparently. BOOSTS FOR ALLISON BEI.OIT, Kas„ Sept. B.—Pro nouncing Allison his ideal senator and denouncing propositions of La Folletto as more populistic than Jerry Simpson's, Senator Long of Kansas opened the state campaign this afternoon. He roasted LaFol lette for attacking Kansas senators and read a letter from Roosevelt commenting his position on the rate bill. ELECT OFFICERS The following officers were elect ed yesterday afternoon by the Pa cific Northwest Photographers' as sociation: W. G. Emery, of Cor vallis. Ore., president; O. W. Pautz ke. of Ellensburg, Wash., secretary treasurer; E. A. Lynn, of Tacoma, vice president for Washington; R. T. Parker, of Baker City, vice pres ident for Oregon; J. W. Gomond of Lewiston, vice president for Idaho; F. M. Ingalls, vice president for Montana, and Skene Lowe, of Voc toria. vice president for British Co lumbia. IT GETS THE BIG STICK WASHINGTON, Sept. S—The government has determined if pos sible leagally to wipe out the Mexi can junta at St. Louis. The ad ministration is Incensed at this clique which has been barrassing a friendly power. tho same Is up. He thinks they're fimnd his cache, but not the mine, and blames Julian Gerard of the Knickerbocker Trust company "of New York fur his troubles. He says Gerard staked him to $4000 five years ago. but quit before the mine was developed. Scotty declared he has taken $650,000 out, with that much more In sight, and Gerard is trying to gel a half share. Scotty says he has |3 rifles cached and is good for a fight with 20 men. DID JONES SAY THIS? _____ In the morning organ appears a reprint of Congressmen Wesley L. Jones' letter to Samuel Gompers In reply to the questions affecting labor Interests propounded by direc tion of the American Federation of Labor to all national legislators. And in that reprint appears this paragraph, quoted as coming from Congressman Jones: "Fourt—l do not know exactly to what legislation you refer In regard to convict labor. Convicts should be made to support them selves and their families if possi ble, but the product of their labor should be allowed to compete with honest toil in the ordinary avoca tions' —nor should any individual be permitted to make a profit out of their labor. The building of pub lic roads, in my Judgment, is good employment for them." As that reads, workingmen are evidently left to infer that Con gressman Jones has a particularly high regard for the products of con vict labor if he actually believes it should be allowed to compete with honest toil in any vocation. CAMBRIDGE WINS RACE PUTNEY, Sept. B.—Cambridge won the great collegiate boat race today in 19 minutes and 16 seconds. A hundred thousand witnessed the races and hundreds of women wore crimson costumes in honor of Har vard. Coxswain Blagdon made a break that perhaps cost Harvard the race Blagdon took his shell too far out. The error gave the Britons a chance to forge ahead and they passed under Barnes bridge leading by three lengths. Harvard made a desperate effort and gained a length before the finish. The finish was the most exciting in the his tory cf racing in England and one of the finest ever seen on the course. GATHER UP GREASERS (Scripps News Association.) WASHINGTON. Sept. B.—The department of Justice was informed tliis morning that Marshall Dan iels had arrested 30 residents of Arizona, mostly Mexicans, charged with organizing an insurrection against the Mexican government. WASHINGTON GETS HIM (Scrlpps News Association.) DETROIT, Sept. B.—Trainer Hi ram Conlbear of the Chicago Amer ican league team severs his connec tion with the team after today to go to the Washington state univer sity on a two years' contract at $3000 yearly. ROOSEVELT AND PULPIT. OYSTER RAY. Sept. B.—Address ing Ills neighbors at the L'mith an niversary celebration of the Epis copal church here today Roosevelt said he believed churches of all denominations should work togeth er. He said: "Religion is essentia! absolutely to the welfare of the country." HOO HOOS IN SESSION. OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. B—The HOC Hoos met today in national convention. Supreme Snark Inman of Portland, Ore., presided over a short session this morning. No contests have yet developed. HOTEL FIRE IN TACOMA. TACOMA, Sept. B.—The Hotel Donnelly on Pacific avenue was partly destroyed by fire early this morning. There v, as a panic among the guests, but all escaped in their night attire. OFFICIAL MAN HUNTER. Harry Draper was appointed a special deputy sheriff this morning. ONE CENT FOURTH YEAR, NO. 2«1. 25 CENTS PER MONTH P.&S. ROAD AFTER RIGHT OF WAY The Portland & Seattle Railway company, building from Spokane to Pasco, Wash., this morning started suits in the superior court to con demn certain lands through which it wants to survey its line. Part of the land is owned by John Luenberger, the North Star Pump company and the North OLD MINISTER IS MISSING Rev. William Howard, a retired minister, has strangely disappeared from the Wellington lodging house, Main avenue and Market street. He left the lodging house Wednesday and has not been heard of since. He Is 67 years old and very feeble. He lives in the country west of Spokane. BUSINESS SEEMS TO BE POOR "Dutch Jake" has closed his show at Natatorium park as it did not pay. It is the general belief that the tenderloin boss did not give the Washington Water Power company anything for the privilege of put ting the show up at the park, but notwithstanding the small expense attached it did not bring returns. All kinds of stories have been cir culated by the friends of the local monopoly, including "Dutch Jake," that business was fine at Nata torium, but it Is a fact that people who have been looking for conces sions at the iair and who have held concessions at the company park have been inquiring as to whether the line to the fair grounds will be affected or not by the company's attitude toward organized labor. HEYBURN SUED ON BIG NOTE The Exchange National bank this morning started a suit against W. B. Heyburn to recover $14,592.50 with 6 per cent interest from Oc tober 22, 1904, and $1000 attorney fees. The complaint alleges that De cember 17, 1903, Heyburn borrowed $15,000 and gave his promissory note. The note was payable on de mand. APPEAL CITY CASE Frank L. Preston and others in terested this morning gave notice that an appeal would be taken to the supreme court against the judg ment obtained against them by the city. The trouble started over the building of the Pacific avenue sew er. Judge Kennan gave the city judgment and ordered the property sold to pay for the assessments. "TAKE ME TO JAIL" SHE TOLD COURT "Guess you'll have to take me to the county jail then," was the reply Mrs. J. H. Lavin made In police court this morning when Jus tice Hlnkle said she should put up $25 as a bond for her good behavior for 30 days. She Is addicted to drink and Is a frequent visitor to the city Jail on that charge. Patrolman Pitts arrested her on Riverside avenue about 7:30 o'ekick last night. She was roasting the police department to an interested audience. NO PLACE FOR A UNION MAN The Washington Water Power company has got rid of its last union molder employed at the re pair shop. Some time ago they laid off one of their molders and when times got better they forgot to hire him again, securing a non union man. The other uulou man employed then quit. DO NOT PAY MORE. YOU CANT PAY LEBB. Coast Railway company. The com pany also wants to condemn land owned by William Sigg. Septem ber 22 is the date set for hearing the company's petitions. This shows the proposed routa to be between Spokane and Mar shall as the land which is to be condemned lies three miles south west of the south limit of the city. BRYAN LOADING HIS GUNS I.J (Scripps News Association.) LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. B—Bryan is resting at his farm today. He refuses to reply to Sullivan, but says: "You can expect that kind of an answer from that kind of people," commented Bryan on Sullivan's at tack. "I may discuss it later, but not in an interview." Sullivan In his statement made public last night does not hesitate to brand many of Bryan's state ments in reference to himself as falsehoods. He challenges Bryan to a test of the latter's claim that more than half the delegates to the convention two years ago were op posed to Sullivan and offers to re sign as national committeeman on condition that Bryan gets out of the race for the presidency If the charge he made cannot be substan tiated by a poll of the delegates. In regard to Bryan's attitude against making money out of poli tics, Sullivan holds that every dol lar Bryan has, he made from poli tics. To all of Bryan's charges of fraud committed by Sullivan or crooked dealing the latter returns accusations of falsehood against Bryan. The positions taken by the two men indicate a political war to the knife unless stronger influences patch up a campaign truce. LINGUISTIC EXPLOSION IN COURT Such a rapid Are of Italian was never heard before in police court as that turned loose this morning when Rlpoli got upon the witness stand and tried to tell Justice Hln kle that Dominick something or other had robbed him of six pairs of shoes. Ripoli was breaking the two min ute record when the court inter posed and asked that Interpreter Plastino come forward. On tha start Rlpoli had asked for an "in terp," but Prosecutor Laughon thought he might do without. To show that he could Ripoli sprinted a linguistic mile before they flag ged him. When Donilnick threw In a few questions the mlxup sounded like reformed spelling on a phono graph with Dominick, Rlpoli and Plastino all working overtime. However, the court got enough out of It to assess Dominick $50 and costs. —— — NOT AFRAID OF MACHINES The statements appearing in some of the local papers to the effect that a molding machine has been Invented which does away with men Is not taken seriously by local molders. They say they have heard of molding machines for years but that none has ever been Invented that will do all kinds of work. They claim that machines are too expensive to operate and that they soon wear out. being also confined to one article. JESUITS NAME "BLACK POPE" (Scrlpps News Association.) ROME, Sept. B—Father Francis Wernz, the dark horae supported by the Germans was elected gen eral of the Jesuits today. This It regarded aa a triumph for tha kaiser.