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NEWS WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR INVESTIGATING THE RACE TRACK"GRAFT" The Informal Inquiry Into Detec tive Ed Stauffer's conduct at the betting ring of the Interstate fair where he Is charged with "bleed lug" touts of $2.50 each per day, commenced this afternoon. The first witness called was Robert Cos grove, fair manager, who said he heard Mrs. Dert Hart, wife of one of the touts making the accusa tion, say her husband had told her he paid Stauffer money. Stauf fer asked Cosgrove if he had ever heard any such statements previous years when he was in charge of the policing of the grounds. "Yes," said Cosgrove. "Who told you?" "I don't care to say." "Who told you?" "I don't know." Then Attorney Nuzum, represent. Ing Sid Cahan, the other tout, said: "Cahan came back from Walla Walla to repeat charges he made before Justice Hinkle and 1 don't want any postponement. There is. no law that could bring him back after he had forfeited his $25 bond for vagrancy. He now lies in jail like a convicted felon and I want the Inquiry to proceed with speed." Stauffer then asked Cosgrove If his work of previous years was not satisfactory. Cosgrove said "No." He was then asked If he didn't tell Stauffer he was well pleased with his work and say that another man would be In charge this year be cause H. G. Stlmmell, one of the fair directors, said the man had a "pull" in the city council. Co«- ----grove said he might have made such statement. George Crane, a fair executive, n«y' testified to Mrs. Hart's state ments and said In previous years had heard rumors of touts being bled. Howell Peel, president of the fair association, said he knew nothing of the case but that Stauffer's work had been highly satisfactory to himself and directors. Stauffer asked Peel If he remem bered when he (Stauffer! had ar rested a tout named "New York Klil" and Charles Jeffries, then Judge had come and asked for tout's admission to grounds again. Peel said he remembered. George Miles, patrolman, who during the last two weeks has been in charge of the fair, then took the chair and told of Mrs. Hart's state ments. He said he had heard the same thing In previous years, but could not tell who told him except that Chief of Police Waller had on one occasion told him. Stauffer asked him If he didn't know that he (Stauffer) was unfavorable to touts, had arrested many last year and one time had the betting ring cleared. Miles said he didn't know for sure. He then went on to say INSURGENTS RAID CUBAN TOWNS HAVANA, Oct. B—Residents of a number of districts are panic stick en for fear of an outbreak. The mayor of Gulra reports that rebels armed and demonstrative continue horse stealing at half a dozen towns in Santa Clara province. Tbe mayor of Akiulser Is barrleuded. Taft sent him a telegram which cooled the ardor of the Insurgents. (Scrlpps News Association.) HAVANA, Oct. B—Taft made a long step toward pacification by the restoration of uudolfo del Moynello to the mayoralty of Alqulitar which ROOSEVELT AFTER PUDS SEAT IN SENATE^ (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. B.— Reports that Roosevelt wants to toe senator from New York Is re vived. His friends say the presi dent frankly admits his ambition Is to succeed Piatt. He Is becoming mere and more the leader of New York republicans. Woodruff con lults him upon the conduct of the uuayaign almost dully, other lead W. he knew that the ring was swarmed with touts this year. He didn't say nor was he asked why they had not been run out. He told of how a man, whose name he didn't se cure, had pointed out Hart and Cahan as pickpockets on a street car; of their subsequent arrest by him and how he was afterward told by Mrs. Hart of her husband's payment to Stauffer of money. Stauffer asked Miles if he had beeu notified of her charges. Miles then told how Cahan had told him self and the chief abou* Stauffer. Stauffer reiterated his question and Miles seemed to get puzzled and said it had not come out until In the justice court. Stauffer held him to the point and Miles admitted that the charges were In possession of himself and chief before trial but Stauffer had not been called to de fend himself. Miles said if he couldn't convict she tmts of pocket l>lcking he intended to do so on cagrancy charges, c also said that when Hart was told this he turned around and threatened to expose Stauffer. Tout Cahan was then called upon to testify. The tout threw a bomb when he said, "That man (meaning Stauffer) is not the one I paid the money to. It was some other man. 1 don't know his name. It was the talk that several of the touts were giving up money' and when this man was pointed out to me, I gave him $2.50." Chief Waller on the etand sub stantiated testimony as to what the woman said. A recess was taken until T. H. McDermott could be summoned as a witness. ONLY ill CAN STOP FIRE (Scripts News Association.) SALINAS, Cal., Oct. .—Forest Are along the coast continues to rage, with unabated vigor. Close to 150.000 acres have been already laid bare. Men fighting the flames are worn out and can only save dwellings and stock. The Santa Lucia government reservation near Tassajara springs is now burning. The line of flames Is over 12 miles wide and 30 miles long. Unless rail falls the entire Santa Lucia mil will be denuded. DODGES TWO BOMBS (Scrlpps Ncwd Association.) KAZAB, Oct. B.—Two bombs slightly Injured Vice Governor Ko betl today. Tlie assailant escaped. office he deserted to tal<e the field a scolonel of the insurgent army. Governor Nunez, of Havana prov ince, waa appointed moderate in his place. Disbandment is nearly completed but not disarmmament. Many rifles truned In as ancient relics, service able arms being held to await de velopnieints. At Guines rebels cut down four government volunteers then ran to American marines for protection. In a tight at Guanta namo one volunteer died. Govern ment volunteers strut about rjon aclngly. ers submit plans to Washington be fore proceeding. R.iosevelt'B closest friends de clare he brought about Hughe's nomination without the appearance of doing so. President Stlckney of the Great Western wants Roosevelt to serve another term in the White House. Stlckney is here to urge a uniform tariff schedule. THE SPOKANE PRESS WELCHERS LOOSE CASE SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. B.—An opinion and decision of great im portance to policy holders of "welching" companies was handed down this morning in the case of A. F. NeWburg, against the Trans- Atlantic Fire Insurance company. This company claimed exemption form liabilities by reason of an earthquage clause in the policy. Judge Cook in rendering the de cision said: "Even if the earthquage caused the Are the defendant would still be liable under the policy, but there is no evidence to Justify find ing that the fire was caused by earthquake." He ordered judgment in favor of the plaintiff. SIX WEEKS OF SLAUGHTER ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. B.—Pri vate dispatches today tell of mas sacres of Jews In Siberia extending over six weeks and equaling in at rocity the recent Sledlee outrages. Soldiers instigated the carnival o.' blood and actively aided the mur-' dors whose principal victims were women. At Tomsk scores were killed in the streets. In one Instance 400 Jews sought safety iv a factory. Soldiers ignited the building and hundreds burned to death. Others were shot as they tried to escape. Dally since then Jews In most Siberian towns have been killed in groups. DOCTOR ACCUSED OF POISONING WIFE (Scrlpps News Association.) TOMS RIVER, N. J., Oct. B.—Dr. Frank Brouwer wSis arraigned today charged with wife murder. The case has attracted so much atten tion it was hard to find a Jury, al most every person having formed an opinlou as to his guilt or Inno cence. It Is alleged arsenic and ground glass were given Mrs. Brou wer. The prosecution gives as mo tive his infatuation for Stella Mc- Clanahan, former governess of the Brouwer children, his woman will be one of the state's witnesses against Brouwer. MURDEROUS MEXICAN KILLED (Scrlpps News Association.) RIVERSIDE. Cal., Oct. B.—Gua dala Lara was shot and killed this morning while resisting arrest for shooting a follow Melcan. With a companion he barricaded his house and fired on officers who tried to ar rest him. Officer Polceuo was shot In the breast but the wound Is not dangerous. The officers finally kill ed Una. Lafranee Garcia, Lara's companion, was captured, He will be held fo rattempted murder. BEATS DEATH TO SON'S BEDSIDE (Scripps News Association.) LYNCHBURG, Va., Oct. B—W. K. Ryan Is dead at the home of his father, Thomas F. Ryan. The elder Ryun raced a special train 137 miles from Philadelphia to Washington In as many minutes, and reached the bedside just before his son expired. Upon the boy was centered all the •hopes of the father and mother. CORRECTB WAYWARD GIRL Judge Kennan this morning sent Marie Sudberg to the Home of the Good Shepherd until she In 18 years of age. She Is lti years old now aud Is said to be Incorrigible. THREE TERRORIBTB HANGED WARSAW. Oct B.—Three terror ists were hanged here today. They were convicted by a drumhead court martial. Weather—7o at noon; fair tonight and Tuesday. . SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY. OCTOBERS. H>o6. SPOKANE POLICE CAN'T FIND THE FOXY "FENCE" That a crafty "fence" for stolen ' property exists in Spokane the \ 1 police admit, but seem to be utterly ' unable to ferret him out. A "fence" < is one who is in league with burg- j lars and holdups. He, or she, for ( t there are female "fences," receives ( their loot and disposes of it for ( them. The Spokane person who < attends to this work must be par- i tlcularly clever. He has establish- ! < ed a thriving "home industry." ji ightly burglaries and holdups occur seldom without returns for the j plunderers. Articles are minutely ji described to the department. Detectives visit pawnshops and j 1 second hand stores, overhaul the i HUSBAND HAS THE BLUES A weird sort of action for di vorce was commenced this morn ing in the superior court by Marie Pershall, who married James R. Pershall Sept. 9, 1906. She charges James R. with fraud and taking ad vantage of her. She claims he has fits of deep melancholia at times which are followed 'by fits of vio lence during which he needs the services of an attendant. When he proposed to her and until he mar ried her, he concealed the fact from her and she was led to believe him a man of reasonable and nor mal mind. She made the discovery of his condition, she says, a few days after they were married and has not since lived with him. She alleges that upon her discovering his condition it caused her a great mental shock from which her health was threatened and her peace o fmind destroyed. And she says he is worth $6000, but does not ask for any part of it. She does want her maiden name of Marie L. Beauchette restored. BURGLAR COULD BEAT A BULLET; NO USE TO SHOOT Some gentleman of Browne's ad dition told the police a very "fishy" story this morning. He would not tell his name nor where his resi dence was other than in Browne's but claimed that about 2 o'clock Saturday he was awakened by the barking of dogs. Stealthily creep ing from bed with a trusty forty four grasped tightly and ready for action, in his right hand, he ap proached the front door. A burglar man, bold and fleety. did the 100 yards away from there like Kelly at the Interstate track. As It look ed like the burglar would distance a bullet the gentleman didn't shot. THIGH BONE SHATTERED Joe Shannon, a teamster, is at the Washington hospital suffering dangerous Injury. Shannon was hauling a boiler down to Nine-mile when It tipped over. He jumped to save himself but his thigh bone was shattered aud amputation may be necessary. He is so weak that it is thought that he may not survive the operation. SPOKANE LEADS AT UNIVERSITY (Scrlpps News Association.! SEATTLE. Oct. 7.—Tho first week's enrollment at the Washing ton university shows that Spokane leads the rest of the East of the Mountain counties in the number of Student registered, having a total of 44. Yakima is next with 28. The total registration from eastern counties iB 135. Total attendance at the state university for the week was 'J25, of whom 275 are women. Engineering classes show the great est increase over last year. THEY'RE AFTER GALBRAITH TOO leadera claim that Sheriff Doak is not I hi only nominee on the republican ticket who is being opposed by the working people of "books" of those concerns, but never overhaul the stock. They have eevry right to search those stocks but never do so, relying up on the pawnbroker's honesty to make record of everything sold them or pawned. In this record descriptions of the sellers are taken all without that person's knowledge. Of course all pawnbrokers are honest, but there are persons who claim an honest pawnbroker is the noblest and rarest work of God. The police evidently believe them all honest. And if the police have nor can have no knowledge of the "fence" then nobody knows but the "fence" and the burglars, where stolen goods go. this county. The Washington Wa ter Power company and the Spokes man-Review are charged with hav ing placed in nomination for county assessor. E. P. Galbraith. It Is acknowledged even by many repub licans that the republican county convention was controlled absolute ly by the local monopoly, the Spo kesman-Review and "Dutch" Jake. The working people claim that if Mr. Galbraith Is elected he will be the personal representative of the Washington Water Power company and they object to the prospect of having the big local monopoly as sess their homes at the highest possible rate while the property of the company and the corporation newspapers are touched up for taxes as lightly as possible. THREE SENT TO PRISON : George Shurduk, who claims to have been an engineer on the Rub- i cruiser Lena which fled from the Japanese and put into San Francisco bay for protection, was sentenced by Judge Poindexter this morning to serve seven years in the WaUa Walla penitentiary. Some months ago he enterd the room of A. W. Balisburv, attorney, and stole a watch which was found up on him when Detqfctive McDermott made the arrest. Qrvls Walker, charged with forg ing a check for $27 and,passing it on E. D. Johnson last July, was sentenced this morning by Judge Poindexter to serve five years in the penitentiary at Walla Walla. Three years in the penitentiary wgs the sentence meted out to Ernest Stout this morning for the alleged criminal assault upon Ma bel Pratto last June at Natatorium park. PRISONER HAS APPENDICITIS On the affidavit of Dr. W. Chap man that Charles Osgood Is suffer ing from appendicitis and was about to undergo an operation. Judge Miles Poindexter this morn ing p<vstponed the trial of the de fendant until some future date to be decided later. Osgood Is held on a charge of unusual crimlnalityp. NEW MINING COMPANY The Superior Consolidated Min ing company, with head offices in Spokane, was incorporated this morning with a capital of $2,000,000. The incorporators are J. J. Fitz gerald. C. R. Bonlttr,' Thomas Fa hey, I. \V. Morton and John H. Cas sin. all of Spokane. The objects of tho company are to do a general mining and development business anywhere in the United States. FARLEY GETS RED HAT (Scripps News Association.) ROME. Oct. B—A person high In Vatican circles today stated that Archbishop Farley of ew York, and Archbishop Bogln of Quebec, will be made cardinals. It is opooted the pope will confer red hats at the November consistory. GETS HIS NAME CHANGED Because he geis other people*! letters and other people get his at the postofflce, Bndre Bndre sen Svanein ihts morning asked Judge Huneke to change Ids name to An drew Mcl by, the name of hla father in the old country. Hla petition was granted. SCM) BY THIEVES OARTEGENA, Oct. B.—Evidence was discovered today tending to show that the steamer Slrio, which I was wrecked, losing 160 lives was scuttled by thieves. A strong box j from the wreckage was found empty althouh hermetically sealed when consigned. U. S. SUPREME COURT IN SESSION (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. B.— The United States supreme court met at noon today in brief formal' session and adjourned to pay re spects to the president. The real work of the session will begin to morrow. The first case will be the State of Kansas vs. Colorado in volving irrigation rights on the Ar kansas river. Supreme Justice Brown's resignation leaves a va cancy on the bench. CORNERSTONE LAID With Mayor Daggett and Presi dent F. E. Goodall participating on behalf of the city and chamber of commerce in conjunction with the Norwegian Lutheran church, the cornerstone of the new Spokane college was laid yesterday at Mani to park. The ceremony of laying the stone was In charge of Rev. J. C. Rose land of Minnesota, and secretary of the United Norwegian Lutheran church of America. Support and continued interest in th wellfare of the new institution of learning were promised by Mayor Daggett and President Goodall in their addresses. A sketch of the part played by the chamber In se curing the location of the college In this city was given by President Goodall and Secretary B. M. Bran ford of the Spokane college review ed the work of organization and financing the project. A. S. Ryland presided over the ceremonies of the day and a fine program of appropriate music was rendered by Our Saviour's Luther an church choir. A large crowd attended the services. FAIR GROOND DESERTED The Interstate fair today looks like ft deserted beehive. It cer tainly resembled a beehive during the two weeks just passd when the grounds were crowded from morn ing till night with exhibitors, sight seers and racing men. Sunday morning the exhibits commenced to go and by nightfall things were fairly packed and ready to move away today. Men were put to work giving the grounds a general clean up, taking the paper which littered the ground and with a lot of other combustible refuse put Into bonfires, as a safe guard against another such conflag ration as was experienced a year ago. By 5 'clock tonight exhibitors are expected to have their displays removed as after that time the fair management refuses to be respon sibl for things lost. The fair has been a marked success, in point of attendance, racin and exhibits. The manage ment expects to be gratified with a comfortable surplus when the ex penditures are footed up. TIE LIVE MEN TO DEAD ONES (Scrlpps News Association.) ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. B.—A pitched battle occurred In the streets or Frutz between rebellious and loyal soldiers, One hundred casualttles are reported. The muti neers were defeated and tho next day thcr was a wholesale execu tion, 41 mutineers including seven officers being shot to death. Their bodies were tied to an equal number of men wounded in battle and all were thrown Into the Angara river. The Spokane Press delivered to any part of the city for 25 cents per month. ONE CENT FOURTH YEAR, NO. 2Hi>. 25 CENTS PEH MONTH DASEDALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SIGNED OP (Scrlpps News Association.) CHICAOO, Oct. 8 —Each Chicago baseball team today deposited with the national commission $10,000 as evidence of good faith and received instructions as to the rules govern ing the world's championship series. Games will be played alternately upon the grounds of the national and American leagues, the first on the national. They will play until DECREASE IN TYPHOID What is considered a gratifying decrease in typhoid cases for this month In Spokane Is reported by the city health office. So far but 10 fever cases have been listed and four of these are non-resident. Mor tality from typhoid is slight and. the city's condition in this respect is now considered far more satis factory than at the same date last year. The fever rate is no\t normal and fear of an epidemic has be come considerably abated. Dr. Genoway, city health officer, has not, however, relaxed his ef forts to improve the water supply. At presnt the department is cor respondin with several reliable san itary engineers wltH the view to having one come to Spokane and make an expert report on the local situation. It has been found neces sary to send East for needed ma terial and the projected analyses of water have not yet been made. Probably two weeks will elapse be fore the department will be pro vided with a report on the condi tion of the water. Longer time will be required to secure the per sonal services of a sanitation ex pert, but this need Is not consider ed so pressing now as last month when typhoid reports made an epi demic seem nearly certain. The majority of these cases, according to tho health department, were also brought In from the outside. MORE "GAS PIPE" ASSAULTS (Scripps News Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. B—"Gas Pipe" murderers who have already killed three men and dangerously wounded another, almost added an other victim to their list this morn ing when they struck down W. G. Sullivan, clerk in a store in the busiest part of Market street. In response to the thug's request Sullivan turned and reached for a collar box when he was felled by a blow from a blunt instrument. Be fore the robber could take anything another man entered the store and the assailant hurried out. Sullivan was not badly hurt. MOVER DECISION MONDAY (Scripps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. B.— In all probabilities the supreme court will hand down a decision in the Moyer. Haywood and Pettibone case Monday. "BEHIND THE TIMES" THEY TOLD HIM SEATTLE, Oct. B.—Rev. A. J. Josilyn has been rejected by the Madiston street M. E. church on the ground that he is too old for the position. Rev. Joslyn has seen years of service on the Pacific circuit of the Methodist church, he- He was assigned to the Seattle church from Ballard by the last conference. Turned out he may be able to find a place at Belltngham or Eugene, Ore., otherwise he will be left without a pulpit. FIND BODY OF MUNSON Tho body of Edward Munson, Croat Northern engineer who was lost In Diamond lake In the wreck of several weeks ago, was found by a diver this morning on the bot tom of the lake. It was held in the cab of the engine that carried him down to his death. The remains will be brought to Smith & Co.'s ot tola city for burial tomorrow. one team has won four games. It a seventh game is necessary it will be decided later in what city It will be played. The winning club will get 75 per cent and the losing team 25 per cent of 90 per cent of the total. The commission gets 10 per cent. Umpires each get $400 for the series. Johnstone, and O'Caughlta were chosen to umpire. LYNN DIES OF WOOND Andrew Anderson was arrested this afternoon and placed in the "strong" cell at the cuy Jail on a charge of murdering Jack Lynn. Jack Lynn, formerly a driver for the Grimmer Transfer company, died today at St. Luke's hospital, as the result, It Is claimed, of a pitch fork wound In the side of the head, said to have been inflicted by Andy Anderson, barnman for the com pany Saturday evening a week ago. Coroner Witter will hold an inquest probably this eevning. Other employes of the company claim Lynn had had frequent quar rels with the barnman. It Is claim ed that on the night when the fatal wound was indicted he attacked Anderson with a neckyoke. In de fending himself Anderson Is claim ed to have taken up a pttchforkk. Lynn was blind in the r'rht eye and as the Isle In which the two to see men quarreled was narrow, he failed to see the weapon and it entered the right side of his head. LAn abscess formed which caused his death. MILL MEN GET RAISE OF $1 PER DAY (Scrlpps News Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. B.—Th» mill workers demand $1.00 per day increase, which had to be met this morning on pain of strike, waa granted by practically all the mill owners. Had It been refused 800 workers would have struck, thus in terfering with building operations, involving thousands of mechanics and causing untold loss to business and the suffering homeless. BIG DEAL FILED The Hypotheek bank this morn ing filed with the county auditor of sale to the Spokane Washington Improvement company of 25 blocks of real estate in Manlto park. Tho nominal sum of $1 is quoted in the notice. The deal was made several years ago and Is just now being closed up. The actual con sideration is not given. BLOW UP A GENERAL SEVASTOPOL, Oct. B.—General Doultsadz, his coachman ami two soldiers were seriously injured by a bomb thrown at the general's car riage he was leaving barracks to day. The genral may die. AL ADAMS' WILL (Scrlpps News Association.) NEW YORK. Oct. B—Al Adama will filed today shows his estate to be $600,000, but it Is believed to be really from $8,000,000 to $10,- --000,000. Onejhird goes to his wife and two thirds to his children. STILL MORE STRIKES (Scrlpps News Association.) OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. B.—Several hundred cement workers and a, large number of others struck thi» morning. Lathers, demanded an In crease of $1.00 per day, %nd cement workers a 33 1-3 per cent increase over the present schedule. TROOPS TO CUBA 1 ! NORFOLK, Oct. 8 — Transport Niagara sailed this morning with) troops for Cuba. Throe othec transports arrived today tor troops. DO NOT PAY MORE. YOU CAIsT PAY LB»8.