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NEWS WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR STUDY OF AN EAGER PRESIDENT'S FACE IN ACTION THIS FOR THE KIDS. WOLVES FIND PREY IN CITY VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. B.— , Intense cold weather in the prairie provinces of British Columbia is kiting hundreds of cattle and driv ing wild animals into the cities. Famished wolves killed a man In CRITICIZES PRESIDENT SACRAMENTO, OaL, Jan. 8 — Governor Pardee, in his farewell message to the legislature, which convened today, criticizes Roose velt for his action In the Japanese school matter. He says the presi dent acted without knowledge of the situation. Pardee also denounces the mefh ods of Standard Oil and other trusts doing business in this state. He urges passage of a direct primary law similar to the one pre vailing In Illinois. Nathan Ooghlen, leader of the Salt Francisco delegation, proposed resolution asking members of con gress from this state to Immediate ly present an act excluding all un desirable natives of Japan from the United States. ANOTHER! P. DAMAGE SUIT I Judge Huneke thli morning ap pointed F. W. Storey guardian ad litem for Margaret Storey, on whose behalf suit will he brought against the Washington Water Power Co. for $6,000 for Injuries received by the little girl last Sep tember In a collision between two cars. Her face was badly cut and she received other Injuries by be ing thrown from her seat. WANTS MULES ON MISSOURI'S COAT OF ARMS JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 8. —-A resolution was Introduced in the house today to have two mules replace the hours on the Missouri coat of arms. It was killed by parliamentary rule. The author of the mule design says he will con tinue his effort to secure the change. He argues that the mule Is Missouri's proudest product. CHILD INJURED BY DYNAMITE CAPS Rufus L. Aiken was this morning appointed guardian ad litem for Charles Aiken by Judge Huneko. Suit will be brought against the Dradley Engineering & Machinery Co. to recover damages for the the streets of Winnipeg. Van couver is experiencing the coldest weather in years and there is much suffering on account of the scarcity of fuel. child s thumb and forefinger being mangled by the explosion of a loaded dynamite cap. After the fire last November, the Bradley company, It Is claimed, left a lot of <dd Iron and burnt stuff outside its place. Children playing in the alley found a lot of unexploded dynamite caps and carried them away. It was while playing with these the Aiken boy was Injured. FUEL FAMINE DEATH RATE LOS ANGELES, Jan. B.—Accord ing to the board of health more than 30 deaths In this city recently are directly traceable to lack of fuel and poor gas service. Three havo been asphyxiated by gas pres sure running down and then com ing on again after the lamps had become extinguished. Other deaths resulted from pneumonia duo to cold. SUES TO RELEASE LIEN The Spokane Canal Co., having an irrigating tract of 2.658 acres at Trent, Wash., this morning insti tuted proceedings In the superior court to restrain the Washington Trust Co., alleging tho latter is In juring the canal company's busi ness by refusing to release liens on land sold by It. In order to com plete Its business the canal com pany was forced to borrow $7">,000 from the trust company. It gave a lien on all Its lands. As the land was sold purchasers demanded a clear title, but this could not he given because the trust company refused to release tho land In par cels, it is alleged. siftTnglut JURORS Tho trial of Charles Phllpott for the murder of Nes Cole, was re sumed this morning before Judge Carey. G. A. Burtlett was passed, making four men who may qualify on the jury. The others were se cured yesterday afternoon after an examination of 17 jurors. Those secured thU| far ate J. D. Pettis, Robert Martin, E. C. Balrd and G. A Bartlett HELD FOR EMBEZZLEMENT KANSAS CITY. Jan. S. -Harry Allen, charged with embezzling $7,000 from the locul templo of tho Mystic Shriners, was held to tho criminal court this morning and released on $10,000 bond. The Spokane Press From Photographs of Theodore Roosevelt Taken During the Delivery of His Most Recent Important Speeches. D'YE GET THAT? GRANTS MORE GRACE ______ JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Jan. 8. —Governor Folk today asked the attorney general for an opinion as to whether It is necessary for him to grant respite to Aggie Meyers or would the appeal granted to the United States supreme court act as a respite. He granted Frank Holman, Aggie Meyer's paramour, an additional 90 days' grace this morning. ATTORNEY SHOT DEAD SEATTLE, Jan. B.—General C. W. Turner, age 60, a prominent at torney of Seattle, was killed, and Andy E. Russell, saloon man, wounded in the shoulder at 10 o'clock last night in Russell & Mix's saloon by D. W. Emmons, proprietor of a cigar store. Emmons then turned the pistol on himself and shot both eyes out. He Is etill alive, though death is expected. Emmons recently came from North Dakota, where he was man ager of a ranch, and invested in a cigar store, which he rented from Russell & Mix. He had difficulty with the owners of the saloon who, through Turner, ordered him to va cate. All parties were drinking to gether when, without warning, Em mons opened fire. COAL MINE KILLING SEATTLE, Jan. B.—During a row In a saloon at Ravensdale, the coal mining town near here, Lawrence Porzuisk shot and killed Alex Skroupa last night and mortally wounded a brother, Mike Skroupa. Porzuisk was brought to Seattle to prevent violence. PRESIDENT HOLDS HIGH CARD WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 8 — The question of the president's au thority in the Brownsville affair will not be discussed by the senate committee. The president Is vic torious to this extent. It Is cer tain now the Lodge resolution or dering more investigation of the af fray at Brownsville will be sup ported. GOES TO KANSAS TO FACE CHARGE SHherlff Wallace of Beloit, Kan., arrived this morning and will leave tonight with William Forman, re cently arrested by Detective Mac donald on telegraphic instructions from Wallace, who said Forman was wanted there for criminal as sault. Forman Hays It is all spite work and will not resist being taken back to Kansas as he is con fident of settling matters and showing his innocence. FORGERY CHARGEO Patrolman McQuillan at 1:58 o'clock this morning arrested Alex R. Fisher, private detective, on a charge of forgery brought by Carl O. Segersten, who says Fish er forged his name to a note for I $500 and received $200 on It. Weather—2o at noon; tonight fair and warmer; Wednesday fair. SPOKANE. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY. JANUARY 8, 1007. HEAR YE! HEAR YE! TO BUST LAUNDRY TRUST If the people of Spokane want the laundry trust smashed up E. A. Cooney and a number of local business men stand ready to do the smashing. This was the statement Mr. Cooney made to the Central Labor union last night. He said that ma chinery and other supplies which the trust has tried to bottle up could be procured, and if the en terprise could secure the support of organized labor and the public the money would be forthcoming. It is proposed to operate the plant with union help entirely and the long hours women are compelled to work in the trust plants will be reduced somewhat in consequence of a union schedule being estab lished. The local unions will take the matter up this week and an effort will be made to secure the united support of every one opposed to the methods pursued by the laun dry association. IN hWHY" OLD SPOKANE Reports today from the health de partment show the city to be al most free from contagious diseases except a few cases of smallpox and those cases aro entirely isolated, so there is no danger from them. There is but one scarlet fever case. There are two cases each of meas les and diphtheria and five cases of ehickenpox. Eighteen cases of smallpox are at the isolation hos pital. Last year at this time there were 23 cases of diphtheria, 24 of ehick enpox, 23 of measles and eight of scarlet fever. There were but two cases of smallpox last winter, but during the year there were seven cases, five of them during the sum mer months. STRIKE DANGER IS PAST. CHICAGO, Jan. B.—Danger of a general railroad strike was dissi pated yesterday afternoon by the signing of an arbitration agree ment at Houston, Texas. Repre sentatives of the Harriman system and of the Southern Pacific engi neers and firemen are parties to the agreement. The men already out have returned to work pending a settlement of the dispute. PLAN TO USE COUNTY GASH BY INTERVENOR Whether or not tho commis sioners will be able to advance county funds for the Spokane freight rate fight depends upon set tlement of the point as to whether the county Is legally entitled to in tervene Secretary Monroe, of the ehaniN r of commerce, has quietly taken up Ihe matter of county In tervention with the board. The plan is to have the county enter into a contract with Attorney Ste phens, retained on behalf of the city, for legal representation of the county at tho rate hearing next Monday. The question of whether this can be done legally has been THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. ONE KILLED AND MANY INJURED BARNETT, Ga., Jan. B.—An open switch on the Central Georgia rail road today overturned three coach es, inuring many passengers and killing L. N. Hardy. SURPRISES PARENTS WITH WEDDING Miss Vcva Luderman, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. C. H. Luderman, 1720 Tenth ay.. one of the star wit nesses used in proving the insanity of Sidney Sloane. was married last Friday night in Billings, Mont., to Roy Linton, a wealthy sheepman of Montana, and an old friend of the Liidermans. The marriage was a surprise to the family. The first known of it was this morning when Mrs. Luder man received a letter quite charac teristic of the girl. The letter read: "Dear Mama: I suppose you'll be surprised, but I am married. I had to some time and thought I might just as well do it now." Miss Luderman left Spokane two weeks ago presumably for an ex tended trip through Montana cities. INVESTIGATED GRAVES A chamber of commerce commit tee appointed for that purpose lias investigated Jay P. Graves in re gard to the smoke possibilities of tho proposed subway and extracted only to be used in case of an emer gency. The 150,000 club thereupon endorsed the project with a stipula tion that the subway be completed In a reasonable time. PREACHER GOVERNOR INAUGURATED DENVER. Jan. B—Henry A. Buchtel, chancellor of the Univer sity of Colorado and Methodist Episcopal minister, was inaugu rated governor of Colorado today In Trinity M. E. church. The ceremonies had the appearance of a ministerial function. There will he no inaugural ball, but a recep tion will bo given tonight at the capitol. , left to the prosecuting attorney, anil his opinion had not been de livered to the commissioners at to day's session. It is understood that the county attorney's opinion will he favorable ntid that a contract will bo drawn up In accordance witli the prcv posed Intervention, making the county an interested party. C. K. McDonald, attorney for the National Surety Co.. which stopped the issue of the original appropn.i tion, declined to state today what action would be taken by his client In regard to the new move. SENATE IN NO HURRY WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. B.— By request of Senators Teller and Daniels the senate today held up the nominations of Cortelyou and Garfield for secretaries of the treasury and interior, respectively. The only reason given is that the nominees do not take office until March 4 and there is no hurry needed in confirming them. FOUND DEAD IN HALL Chris Gardner, a section hand, was found dead at 5:30 o'clock this morning in the hallway of the Railroaders' home, corner River side ay. and Browne st. Coroner Witter was notified and when told the circumstances ordered the hody taken to the undertaking parlors of Smith & Co. Heart failure was the cause of death. Gardner had not been at the hotel very long. When the body was found there was not a cent in the pockets. Nothing has yet been learned of his antecedents. BE GLAD YOU LIVE IN SUNNY OLD SPOKANE Last night was comfortably cool in Spokane, but the mercury did not descend any lower than 13 above. At Havre, Mont., it dropped down to 20 below zero. Calgary, B. C„ saw it 18 below, and Helena, Mont, was 12 below the cold mark. The warmest place reported in the country by the eather bureau was San Antonio, Tex., with a tempera ture of 64. RAILROADS PROTEST WASHINGTON, D. 0., Jan. B.— Representatives of the railroads to day presented to the house com mittee on commerce protests against enactments of the bill or dering a uniform mileage book at two cents per mile, good on all roads, without return deposit. It is claimed that what Is fair to east ern roads would be unfair to west ern roads on account of diversity of conditions. OFFICERS REINSTATED At a meeting this afternoon of the board of police commissioners Patrolmen Pike and Walker, who wore "fired" a month ago for insub ordination in refusing to do mount ed duty, were reinstated. JOHNSON FAMILY ON DECK ST. PAUL, Jan. B.—There is con siderable Johnson in the Minnesota public eye today. Governor John D. Johnson will send a message to the legislature tomrorow; H. P. John son was today elected speaker of the house, and Adolph B, L. John son chief clerk. WARREN RENOMINAIFD CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. S — Senator Warren was renominated for the United States senate today by the republicaus. DO YOU GET THE POINT? SENATOR ATTACKS FEDERAL POLICY WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 8 — Senator Overman this morning de fended states' rights in discussing the tendency of the federal govern ment to override prerogatives of the people. He argued that feder al regulation of child labor, the ad mission of negroes or orientals to white schools and other proposed legislation arc entirely outside tho BUTTE IN . IN HARD FIX The ease with which a stranger in a strange land might starve to death though a man of means and well known responsibility was demonstrated today when P. A. Leamey, of Butte, ran across a chance acquaintance at Riverside ay. and Howard st. and admitted that he had just come out of the mountains where he had been for several months and that he was up I against it until he could secure j money by telegraph. He had ex- I pected to meet in Spokane a rep j resentative of one of the big 1 financiers of the country for whom ,he was making an inspection of .some properties but was disap pointed and had to resort to a tem porary arrangement for the pur pose of securing the wherewithal to purchase a meal ticket. Mr. Leamey was for several years principal of the Butte high school and was recently defeated for mayor of the big mining camp by only 27 votes. He is interested lln a number of mining properties jin the Furnace Creek country in Nevada. That's where the josh I comes in. He was well fixed In the ; right place or poorly fixed in the wrong place. In speaking of his travels In Ne vada he said he had paid |S0 per barrel for water. No wonder he was broke. Naturally he did not like the country as a place of resi dence. There are a number of good copper propositions In the Furnace Valley and Death Valley countries, aud Leamev intends to open some of his c!a.... i up as soon as possible. In the meantime he is 'i haunting the telegraph offices in an | endeavor to make connect ions with cash needed to land him in more familiar pastures. TO KEEP HOUNDS HANDY. Harry Draper's bloodhounds will hereafter be kept in the county courthouse jail yard, ready for call jat any time. The county commis sioners ut their meeting last Fri day gave Draper the right to "stable" his hounds there. WILL HOLD UP ROAD FOR COAL NORTH YAKIMA, Jan. B.—With the mercury down to zero here aud 10 below In the valley residents find ...oniselves unable to purchase one mm FIFTH YEAH, NO. s*. So CENTS PKK MONTH corrfcitjHt _v CRUNCH!! pvverg of the national government. Local conditions, he contended, must be met and solved by the peo ple of localities affected; that in terference by the federal govern ment tended to usurp the power of states unwarrantedly. Overman declared the people would not stand It and that this progress toward centralization must be stopped. coal. Actual suffering already ex isting and the prospect of desperate conditions in future resulted in the appointment of a committee to serve notice that any coal passing; through the city over the Northern Pacific would he confiscated. The committee acted on the advice of the mayor and sheriff and sent a telegram stating the intention form ed to railroad headquarters. People are waiting with empty sacks in the yards for the arrival of a coal train. EXCELSIOR' EXPLOSION The commissary camp of Sam Eslick, contractor at Hayford on the new electric line building from there to Cheney, was almost de stroyed by fire last night. One of the men picked up a lot of excel sior and threw It Into the stove. The next Instant there was an ex plosion and the stove was blown to pieces. Some dynamite caps had been left in the excelsior. No one was Injured to any great extent. Some of the men were cut. COLD WAVEHITS PHILIPPINES MANILA. Jan. B.—A cold wavo is sweeping the Philippine islauda. The temperature Is 55, the lowest recorded In history. The natives are suffering, having no proper clothing for such weather. WON'T STAND FOR HARPER. SEATTLE. Jan. B.—A meeting in Eagan's hall, addressed by Vincent Harper, the socialist speaker aud author, was broken up last night by the manager of the hall. He claimed Harper was preaching free love In indecent language. ■ r WANT TEDDY OR TAFT. 1 MANILA, Jan. B.—Filipinos ex pect Taft or Roosevelt to visit the islands next October. The press la enthusiastic over the prospect. Elections wll be held Jan. 30. WILL REGULATE RAILROAD 3 GUTHRIE, Okla.. Jan. B.—The contstltutlonal convention today re ceived a committee report In favor of two cent railroad fare and the insertion of a fellow servant clauao in the constitution. Tho couvcu tion adopted the resolution.