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NEWS WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR HAVE RAILROADS INAUGURATED FUEL FAMINE IN NORTHWEST? Belief Growing That Lines Owning and Controlling Mines Have Carefully Drained Territory of Fuel Sup ply in Anticipation of Famine Prices in Cold Weather. Are western railroads, particular ly the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific deliberately limiting tho fuel supply of this and other cities of their territory until cold weath er creates an enormous demand and consequent jump In prices? This is the question looming up Dyer the Spokane fuel situation. Of the mines that Bupply Spo kane with coal, the Roslyn is own ed by the Northern Pacific and the Rock Springs is the property of the Union Pacific. Other mines that send coal here are the Monarch. Wyoming, owned by the Wyoming Coal Mining company; Carney, also in Wyoming, owned by the Carney Coal Mining company, and Crows' Nest, owned hy the Crows' Nest Coal Mining company. Whether these are independent concerns or subsidiary companies of the rail roads interested is of course a mat ter unknown except to the princi pals. Hut the fact remains that the whole wide western territory, served by both the Northern Pa cific and the Harriman lines, have been absolutely drained of fuel co incident with the approach of cold weather. There has been no Rock Springs coal on the local market for a long time. One car came In yesterday from Roslyn. The wood supply that might have relieved the situation —and likewise counteracted In a great measure the effects of a coal famine —has bcov withheld by lack of cars. If the prevailing scarcity of coal is the result of a deliberate arrangement, the cutting off of the wood supply naturally remain ed merely a matter of distributing rolling stock so that In such man ner that It would not be available. ... hi Omaha yesterday a grand jury returned 57 Indictments against a coal firm for violation of the anti-trust law. Ogden has been suffering for fuel for some time. The coal famine is ns acute, apparently, in one place ns In an other, and nicely apportioned everywhere. There Is just enough available always to keep every body nervous and reconciled to the prospect of famine prices. The railroads blame the mines—and TENEMENT HOUSE FIRE HORROR KANSAS CITY, Kas., Oct. 25.— Thirteen are now unaccounted for In the chamber of commerce build ing lire, including seven men and hoys, two women, three girls and a baby. The building was four story, occupied as a tenement bouae, It burned last night. It is believed nearly a score of bodies are In the ruins, although Assistant Fire Chief Und Insists that the dead will not reach over six. Throe bodies have been re moved, (hose of Daniel Young, John Lynch and an Infant of John Sparks and wife. Lynch was kill ed in trying to save the baby. Of about 50 injured three will probably die. Oharlea Carlln, an engineer, sick JAPS RESENT EXCLUSION WASHINGTON, Oct. 86.—AoM, the Japanese ambas.-ador, had a long conference with Root today. Root deprecated manifestations against Japanese on the Pacific DOaat, and said it Is the work of agitators In no way representing the general feeling of American people. He explained the exclu sion of Japanese pupils from schools of Sai\ Francisco as the re sult of unforeseen conditions nris ing on account of the earthquake and fire. Oak) Immediately pre pared a message to Tokio, giving assurances ot friendly feeling from this government. He said autl- Amerlcan feeling In Japan prevails only among the unthlnkig. Ookl Miniated that Tofclo might regard the exclusion of Japanese fiow San Francisco schools as a the railroads own the principal mines. There Is no proof that they do not control all of them. Of late corporation Interests have suffered by not being able to longer control legislation or safely attempt to override court procedure. In regard to the fuel situation railroad interests seem fortified In a position to exact their own price for coal and keep wood out of the market entirely as far as this territory Is concerned, un less It Is true that legitimate con ditions have actually prevented de livery. Coal dealers of this city com plain that mines shut down in the middle of August to repair, an un heard of procedure, and they are unanimous in laying the blame for the Spokane scarcity on the rail roads. Nelson Martin, manager of the Rock Springs Coal & Wood Co., said this morning that the local fuel dealers were not responsible for the present wood and coal famine. He blamed the railroads for not furnishing cars during the summer months so the local deal ers could lay in a supply of fuel. "I ordered 3,600 tonso f coal for delivery last July and August," said Mr. Martin, "and I reveived only 1,500 tons. I have over 5.000 cords of wood on the railway and less than 100 cords in my yards, and cannot get any more just at present." He showed a letter from the Union Pacific officials In which it was stated that they could not re lieve the fuel situation until the first of next month. They stated that by that time they would have taken (care of the stock and sugar I beet shipments. In regard to relief for the local market through the new Corbin line Mr. Martin professed to Ibo somewhat skeptical. He said that the same situation exists In Can ada with reference to fuel that ob tains here and that the Canadian government protected Its people by shutting down on exportation; also that the railroads and mines were away behind orders at the present time in the Canadian Northwest. on the third floor with typhoid fever, is missing. Jesse Ford carried his wife and baby along a beam from the fourth floor window to a point directly above the firemen. He dropped 1 the woman and child to them. Both landed safely and the firemen' caught Ford when he jumped. The janitor says about 100 per sons regularly lived in the building. A number of extras occupied rooms last night. Robert Burton and J. If. Bran ham died in the hospital at noon. H. 0. Wilson dropped a baby to a policeman. The child slipped to the ground and was Injured. Frnnl< Detarn Jumped to a ladder and broke all his lingers In catching the rungs. breach of the treaty of 1804, the first article of which provides that citizens of either country shall be accorded all privileges of the na tives of the other country. It is admitted at the state de partment that this government may have difficulty in persuading Tokio there has been no violation of national obligations unless San Francisco authorities throw new light upon the subject. IT IS AN ILL WIND ETC. Real estate was never ro easily acquired in this city us today. All you had to do was to step out of doors and you got both eyes and a mouthful. Hut you can't get a better quality anywhere else on earth. It Is made in Spokane. The spokame press BIG SHIP IS ASHORE PORTLAND, Oct. 25—Weather Observer Beals received a wire from North Head today that a four masted bark is ashore off Fort Stevens. The life saving crew has gone to her rescue. The vessel Is supposed to be the four masted British steel bark Iverna. She was blown on the beach by a northwest gale a mile and a half south of the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia this morn ing. Life savers will take oif the crew this afternoon. The vessel will be high and dry at low tide. There Is no chance of floating her. The crew is in no danger. The vessel is the Peter Iredale from Salina Cruz. MILLIONS FOR STREET LINES CHICAGO, Oct. 25.—Two sur face street railway companies to day submitted a city ordinance pro posing to spend $40,000,000 in con structing, improving and unifying lines, $5,000,000 in subways and more after five years. City trac tion officials appear to think this a long stride toward settlement of transportation difficulties in this city. RALLY TONIGHT A republican rally will be held tomorrow night at Elks' temple at which Congressman W. L. Jones and Governor Albert Mead, as well ag local people, will speak. It is planned to have a band escort the speakers to the temple. Until next Saturday republicans plan a series of meeting lv sruull towns of the county. BEATS UNCLE SAM ON STAMP BIDS WASHINGTON, Oct. 25— The United States will probably lose Its own contract to furnish pest age stamps which it hits held for 12 years. Bids of the American Bank Note company, of New York, are much lower for all stamps. If the contract is given the new con cern It means a loss of employment to hundreds iv the government ser vice. The private concern gets la bor much cheaper than the scale paid by the government. HELLO GIRL ATTACKED BY HOLD-UP Miss Haines, a telephone girl, was attacked by a holdup man last night on Fourth avenue near the Hawthorne school. She said the man grabbed her roughly, but she put up a tight and managed to break away, running to her home on Fourth avenue. EVIDENCE OF REBATES MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. IB.—Feder al officials declare they have se curod direct evidence of rebates granted by the Minneapolis & St. Louis road to grain companies, thus forcing Independents out of business. The federal grand jury continues its investigation today. TEMPERANCE SOCIAL. The local temperance society, "Framed," a branch of the Pa elite Coast Total Abstinence so ciety, will entertain with a program and social tonight at the Norwe gian-Danish M. B. church, 5217 Stevens. The society is now en tering on Its fourth year of or ganization. LUCKIEST MAN ON G. N. DEAD MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. ■>:>. — liar nanl F. Yager, long known as the luckiest mini on the Great North ern Bystein, is dead. lie was pinned Weather—6o at noon; rain tonight and Friday; south wind. SPOKANE. W ASHINGTON, THTKNDAI. OCTOBER 25, IttOtt. under an overturned engine and ordered a brakeman to amputate his right leg with an ax. The op eration was performed with oge blow. A torniquet was applied accord ing to the Injured man's directions and he was carried 20 miles on a handcar, then 100 miles further on an improvised train to Ely, Manito ba, where he died from loss of blood. ROBBED HIS BESIFRIEi Grant Chesterfield the clair voyant and palmist, was arrested at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon on a charge of robbing Mildred West of two diamond rings valued at $400. Miss West says she has known Grant a long time. He has been drunk for a week, and during that time spent all the money he had. Since his embarrasment she has supplied him with funds. At noon she took Chesterfield to White's restaurant with her, and while eating he suddenly com plained of feeling sick and excused himself. When they left the room he had locked the door and still retained her keys. He was back in a few minutes and she says he looked pale and was agitated. She left him when they were finished with the meal. Going to her trunk when she got home she noticed the articles disturbed and tlie rings missing. When swearing out the com plaint before Judge Hlnkle the woman wore diamond ear-rings wor'i $500 each and several valu able diamond rings. At the station Chesterfield had one of the stolen rings on his finger. HAZERS CONVICTED. MARINETTA. G.. Oct. 25— The first conviction under the new antl hazing statute was secured today. Sidney Colt and Clarence Tibhetts were" convicted of hazing Frank Bartlett, a fellow student of the high school. The defendants were ordered to report in court once a week with their bocks to review studies and account for their con duct. THREE MINERS SUFFOCATED. NKW PHILADELPHIA, 0., Oct. 25.—Three men failed to return to the surface of the Mullin mine at quitting time last night. A search was made and their bodies found in the mine. They apparently had made a shot and returning too soon suffocated. , EXONERATE GOVERNOR WASHINGTON, Oct. 25-Speeial agents of the government Investi gating charges against Governor Franz of Oklahoma reported today, exonerating him. CANDIDATE II ISAHST AND WIFE IHE SENATOR SAID "YES" SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25.— When the case of Isabel Davis against Senator Simpson was call ed this morning representatives of the two parties to the case had a coneultatlon at which Simpson agreed to marry Miss Davis. The trial judge then performed the marriage ceremony and the case was dismissed. SAVE IHE BANK KERKEOVEN, Minn., Oct. 25.— Robbers dynamited a safe in the Bank of Kerkeoven this morning. They failed to open It the first time and citizens arrived and drove them off before another at tempt was made. INDIANS KILL FIVE COWBOYS STURGIS, S. D.. Oct. 25.—Two troops of the Tenth cavalry sur rounded the Utes but weer unable to move the Indians and called for help. A telegram today states that" five cowboys weer killed and a big beef herd raided. Colonel Rogers started with a number of troops of the Sixth cavalry to aid the Tenth. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 25.— There is no Indian war here. Oma ha reports of a sensational upris ing are all fakes. Two hundred "flee bitten" Utes, mostly squaws, with few guns, and none willing to fight, have been drinking, carous ing and making "heap talk" near Gillette. Wyoming. They will be returned to the re servation without bloodshed. PORTLAND STRIKE SETTLED PORTLAND. Oct. 25—The water front strike was virtually settled by compromise this morning. Union gralnhandlers agree to work alongside of strikebreakers on Montgomery dock No. 2. Only unionists will be employed on the other docks. An nine hour day is agreed upon at 35 cents an hour, with time and a hnlf for overtime. The agreement will be signed by both sides this afternoon. 300 FISHING BOATS MISSING TOKIO, Oct. 25. —A storm struck the island of Kiussbiu Tuesday. Three hundred fishing vessels are niissdng. MAY NOT SURVIVE JOURNEY. COLUMBUS, 0., Oct. 25.—1t is announced that arrangements are being made to bring Major Tag gart to this country In the hope of saving his life. Lieutenant Gil more says he is so ill he will like ly be unable to survive the jour ney. WANTS HIS MONEY BACK According to a complaint filed in the superior court this morning by Alex Mitchell, Maggie Sherrer cheated him to a finish. The com plaint says that he began negotia tions with her last October for the sale of her lodging house. He finally bought It. taking over some! Indebtedness for furniture. She represented that all the furniture; and fixtures were hers. He has since found most of the furniture belonged to the roomers and others. Now he wants his money back. BODY TAKEN HOME The remains of C. E. Raether, the man brought to Spokane on the O. R. & N. train suffering a stroke of apoplexy and who died the same day at the Washington hos pital, were sent to Washougal, Wash., this afternoon. C. F. Adams, son-in-law of Raether, arrived from Washougal this morning, identified «f:o body and made ar rangements for its removal. Raether started to this city to visit C. F. Tank, his uncle, who i« "t St. Luke's hospital suffering partial paralysis ef the brain caused. Adams says, by the loss of his son who was drowned last July in the Okanogan r'ver. An odd coincidence Is that all three men's initials are "C. F." FALCONER IS FAVORITE Already no little interest is awakening among candidates for the state legislature as to the choice of a speaker for the lower house. It is conceded that the house will be republican, as usual, and several candidates for the speakership on that ticket are al ready active. Probably the most popular man for the place will be Hon. J. A. Falconer, of Everett, and represen tative from the Forty-eighth dis trict. Falconer made a fine im pression in the last legislature and was talked of for the next speaker even before adjournment. He is a lumberman and has an extensive acquaintance over the state. ACCUSES POLICE OF BRUTALITY Andrew Gustesen, a laborer. Is contemplating suing the city for a broken shoulder alleged to have been sustained In the city jail Tues day. He alleges that in arresting him the police were so rough they shoved him into a cell in such man ner that his shoulder struck the iron door. At the station today no particulars were divulged. It is the custom In many cases to bave any policeman not on shift but who happens to be around lock upp riaonera when the jailer may be telephoning or taking recess. N. Y. STRIKE RIOT NEW YORK. Oct. 25—Three hundred chauffeurs employed by the New York Transportation com pany in operating electric cabs strucg this morning for higher wages. When a non-union man at tempted to take a vehicle from the garage the crowd dragged him from his seat. The man fired upon his assailants. Police restored or der. The riot ended attempts to run the cabs. The company says none of the demands will be granted. , IT COST HIM TWENTY. jo t ' Kobishau. a brldgemen on the Northern Pacific railroad, is an other one of those confiding indi viduals who now is sorry he did it. He met a stranger last night and allowed him to share the room. This morning the friend is gone and so is Hobishau's $80, OFFICERS SHUT OUT ST. LOI'IS. Oct. 25.— The life In surance underwriters today adopt ed a resolution to exclude from the executive committee officers of companies and prohibiting election of company officers as delegates to any convention. They also adopted reeolutlOßJ condemning rebating, selling stock or offering Inducements not le gitimately Insurance business as a means to sell policies. ONE CENT FOURTH YEAR, \o. 801. 35 CENTS PER MONTI UNVEIL TRIBUTE TO YOUNG HERO Following Judge Oeorge Turner's ( speech presenting to the city of Spokane the magnificent bronze monument to the memory of John Robert Monaghan, cheers went up from thousands of throats as the' flag enshrouding the monument! was unfurled by Agnes Monaghan, sister of the man honored, and dis played the statue of the hero who gave up his life at Apia, Samoa, in saving a comrade. The monument occupies a commanding position On Riverside and Monroe. Mayor Floyd Daggett made a speech in acceptance which was followed by more cheering. As early as 9 o'clock the crowd began to arrive, and by 10 the squad of policemen detailed to keep order had hard work string ing ropes to hold the enthusiastic hero worshippers back. The line of march was partici pated in by a squad of policemen under command 01 Sergeant Sulli van. Following them came the Third regiment band leading two companies of soldiers from Fort Wright. Behind those came the lo cal company of militia. Cadets from Gonzaga college then march ed passed the monument, followed by a squad of boys in sailor uni forms with the name "Philadel phia." the ship on which Monaghan served, pinned to their sleeves. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, to which the hero belonged, followed SECRET MOVE OF MAYOR TO DITCH WALLER Another police investigation was held yesterday and like the famous "tout" case came to naught. How ever, it resulted in an open breech occurring between Chief of Police Waller on one side and Sergeant Sullivan, Corporation Counsel Ge raghty and Mayor Daggett on the other. As in tho tout case a "wife" of either Len Stevens or A. Adams, the two men now serving rockpile sentences for conducting a grafting 1 and bUDCo game at a shooting gal lery at 400 Main avenue, is at the j bottom of the row. This woman I went to Sergeant Sullivan and told that her husband had been paying $5 a day to Billy Nolan, ex Indian agent, as bouncer and special po liceman, and an additional |25 a week with which it was understood Nolan was "squaring" the police snd making the bunco men im mune from arrest. Of course when Patrolman Tom Lister raided the rendezvous and secured the two bunco men and the rest of the gang Adams and Stevens were much surprised. It was noticed at the time that Billy Nolan got very busy around police headquarters telling about the good character of tin- men who had been arrested, of-! fering money to newspapermen to keep the arrest from the public, and otherwise making himself a prominent figure during their trials. As soon as Sergeant Sullivan heard the woman's statement he hurried to Mayor Daggett, who in turn got into communication with the counsel. The result was that yesterday afternoon the three call ed the woman to the mayor's pri vate office. They wanted Billy No lan very badly, but he is not to be found. While the star chamber session was going on Chief of Police Wall er heard of it and arrived Just In time to grasp the situation. Chief Waller refuses to say any thing about the matter and the other officials involved are equally reticent. But It is known that a red hot session ensued, the chief taking the ground that his official functions had been usurped. He regarded it as an attempt to hold a police Investigation without con sulting him. and said so in a man ner that was "painful and frequent aud free." Just how the Incident leaves tho complicated condition at the city hall is not clear. Owing to the nonappearance of Billy Nolan, the investigation could go no further. From the fact that the "investi gation" was attempted behind closed doors it looks as though the administration will try to make a scapegoat of Waller. The chief Is a republican and If the mayor had seen fit to appoint his sctvessor at any time since his election it I DO NOT PAY MORS. YOU CANT PAY LESS. by the Knights of Pythias, also passed In review. oNt near the Interest was attract ed by the regulars from Fort , Wright as the members of the Orand Army, with faltering steps, marching up to the time of an old ! snare drum. Cheer after cheer | greeted the old heroes. Closing addresses were made by i Governor Albert E. Mead, Bishop j Edward ODea, Rev. Father Jac quet, Judge C. B. Dunning and Rev. H. J. Goller, president of Gonzaga college. Captain Thomas A. Phelps and) Lieutenant James J. Raby attended as national representatives, espe cially detailed for the occasion by; order of President Roosevelt. Ensign Monaghan was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Monaghan, of this city, at Chewelah, in 1873. He graduated at Gonzaga college and In 1891 entered the naval academy at Annapolis. As a leader in his cla6s he graduated there and was assigned to Rervice. On April 1, 1899, while attached to the Philadelphia, he was killed In a battle with natives in the fight ing In Samoa. With him fell Lieutenant Lansdale who he was endeavoring to aid In the face of overpowering numbers. Young Monaghan was a popular and efficient officers. He had promised to resign and come home at the completion of the voyage to Samoa. would have occasioned no part leu* | lar comment, as the doctrine that "to the victor belongs the spoils" is the accepted creed in politics. If tho administration contem plates removing the chief In order to conciliate a str >ng faction of the democracy it Is admitted that he has a right to do so, but to iise him as a sort of ambulance, or worse, on which to load the short comings of the city government will not meet the approval of fair minded men. The police depart ment has been run to suit the mayor, and the administration of that portion of the city govern ment has been along lines laid lown by him. The mayor has been the executive head of the city since his election, and must alone ihoulder the responsibility for any shortcomings. POPEVERYWEAK ROME, Oct. 25.—Thoroughly ex hausted after several Interviews to day, the pope was forced to take to his bed. He was practically car ried in from the audience chamber. Or. Lapponl, as usual, declares hit Indisposition only temporary. NEWSPAPER MEN | MUST PAY OR WALK WASHINGTON, Oct. 25— That advertising cannot be exchanged for transportation any more than potatoes or calico Is the opinion ex pressed by Chairman Knapp of the interstate commerce commission la a letter to the secretary of the Massachusetts Press asoclatlon, who Inquired a to the application of the new rate bill to advertising contracts. Kuapp writes: "All tariffs filed in compliance with the law names rates tn dol« t lars and cents, In no case provld ing that transportation can be paid for with property." BRYAN OPENS IN OHIO MONTPELIER, 0., Oct. 25.—Pry an this morning opened the Ohio campaign by urging voters to sup port Judge Klndkald, republican in dependent candidate for circuit judge. He declared the Judiciary, must be free from politics. THE MONEY WAS GONE. Mrs. Peck of 2013 College avenue very carelessly last night left her purse In the buggy when she went home- She realised what had been done and early this morning went to the buggy and found the purse which during the night sometime had opened and $30 taken. She could give the police no clew.