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NEWSPAPER IN SPOKANE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE PAY UP OR SHUT UP SAYS CROWE Armory Rent Stands at $150 Per Day for Conventions. The trouble over the armory price for state conventions of the republicans and democrats is still unsettled and neither party has yet concluded to use the big building tit the rate of $150 per day. They declare the price a fare-faced hold up perpetrated 'on a building that was built with public money for public uses. The county paid $9,500 for the site and the state ap propriated $50,000 for the build ing. Hut the big grievance now is the claim that the armory was rented to the Chicago Symphony Co. for $75 per day. Tlie conventions will bring a great deal of money into town and add to local prestige in the coining campaign Immensely, whereas the entertainments at the armory take money away and ac commodate outside enterprises solely. This idea has made leaders of both parties wruthy, and they have appealed to Gov. Mead. KICK ON ALIEN LABOR ON PUBLIC CONTRACTS The Kickers' club, of Liberty park, last night took a whack at the practice of city contractors in hiring foreigners wherever possible on public work in this city. An in stance wa Belted in Ivory st., where Mitchell Hros. have had a big gang of alien Italians at work while American citizens are out of em ployment and nnxlouß to get it. Furthermore, the property owners tW"d up to $400 iv various in- ROBBED GIRL NOW 111 JAIL "HANDSOME DAN" CASE TAKES QQUEER TURN ON ARRIVAL OF ACCUSED MAN'S FATHER TO DEFEND HIS SON. Chloroformed and robbed of |1,600 worth of diamonds and then thrown into jail are the rather dis couraging circumstances iv the history of Jennie Smith, the woman in the "Handsome Dan" case. A few days ago Officer Chester Edwards arrested Ouy Morris, the robber, in Austin, Minn., and brought him out here to face the charge of robbing Jennie. Last night W. li. Morris, his father, reached the city and Straightaway sought out Jennie, and, the police say, endeavored to induce her to marry his son so as to save him from the penitentiary. The police got word of the efforts of the elder Morris and arretted Jennie and put her into jail so that she might not succumb to the al leged endeavors to marry her to her assailant and thus save him from a sure confinement on his own confessions. It was thought that Morris in tended to make a plea of guilty, but his father has engaged Nuzum Ai Nuzum to defend him and lie will plegd not guilty and make a tight. CHARGE W. W.IP. DISCRIMINATION The charge that city regulations are being bent in favor of the W. W. P. Co. by the city electrical in s|>eetlon department is made by private parties interested In the electric sign business. The signs at the Model bakery and Cottage hotel are mentioned as instances iv which rules for wiring have not been followed although all signs not belonging to the W. W. P. Co. are held strictly to regulations. Complaint will likely be made to the city council by the parties who alleged they are made to suf fer by discrimination on behalf of the power monopoly. JUDGE BEGINS CAMPAIGN Judge Polndexter's campaign for the congressional noiuination from this district was organized last night in Horace L, Kimball's of fice. Kimball is secretary and A. 0. Gray chairman of the commit tee of active supporters of the Judge's candidacy. The organiza tion of a I'olndexter club was out lined aud ward lieutenants appoint ed for the city. Tho committee meets again April 17. Capt. D. M. Crowe, of this city, is a member of the armory commis sion which has charge of the state militia buildings, He says the commission has fixed $160 per day as the rate of rent and folks can pay that or let it alone. He says the politicians don't know what they are talking about when they say the armory here has ever been rented for less. And furthermore Capt. Crowe says lie does not care whether the conventions are held in the armory or not. But tlie men who boosted the pro ject strong and advanced its use for conventions and gatherings of that nature as one of the principal inducements in working for the lo cation of an armory here, are sore. Having made the most of public sympathy and assistance to secure the armory, they now claim the state guard has resorted to exor bitant rent for the building, regard less of any obligations they are un der, especially to the politicians. stances for tho Improvement ob ject tt) seeing this money sent out of the country when it is wanted hero. The club formulated a strong pro test and appointed a committee to present it at the city hall. Tney ask that only actual citizens he em ployed on public contracts. The kickers also want permis sion to erect a hall in Union park where public meetings for that sec tion of the city can be held. They are willing to stand the expense of the building if the commission will give them room in the park. Attention is also to bo called to the children's playground for Lib erty park. Sidewalk work and oth er improvements needed were dis cussed last night among tho main topics of the evening. The Kickers' club is about the liveliest civic organization going, ".nd it will do the city a great bene fit if it can start a movement that will discourage the present prac tice of hiring anything but an American citizen on city work. SLEEPY PORTLAND OVERLOOKS CHANCE PORTLAND, April 11.—This city stands an excellent chance of being entirely ignored by the Atlantic fleet, when it visits the north Pa cific coast. Relying upon tlie fact that Portland is one of the largest ports on the roast, the rose carnival committee failed to send the navy department a special invitation ask ing that vessels be sent here, and as a result the program of the Beet's visit is made up without Portland on the itinerary. Today Hear Admiral Plllshury said: "No invitation has come to us taking flint any ships be sent to Portland during the rose carnival or at any time. In fact, we have no official knowledge when the rose carnival is to be neld. Unless Port land advises us shortly we may find It impossible to comply with any request for ships." NEW YORK SPLIT ON HUGHES NEW YORK, April 11- Early In dications following the convening of the New York state republican convention at Carnegie hall today pointed to a serlouH hitch in the program of the followers of Hughes to have delegates to the national convention at Chicago pledged to vote for his nomination. At a cau cus of delegates last night If was decided to vote against any resolu tion endorsing the governor for nomination. This action, however, was merely formal, states William Ward, national committeeman, and no fflght will be made In conven tion. The Hughes delegates still tfeelare they will secure endorse ment. THAWS DYNAMITE IN OVEN KAUSI'KIX, Mont., April 11,— W. W. Brooks, a recent arrival, put a stick of dynamite in the oven at his home to thaw out. It thawed. Brooks Is minus a home, and his wife and nephew are badly injured. THE SPOKANE PRESS PRINCE DE SAGAN EX-CONVICT PARIS. April 11.—According to statements of Maitre Bonnet, attor ney of Count Boni de Castellane in the recent assault case against de Sagan, de Sagan is an ex-convict. The lawyer states that the prince served time from April 23 to May 12, 1894, and displayed clippings from Parisian papers. He was charged with swindling M. Ax Le baudy by obtaining Lebaudy's sig nature in blank which he after wards utilized to obtain 1,000 francs. NEW YORK, April 11— Sailing on different steamers. Prince Helie de Sagan and Mme. Gould left for Europe today. ENGLAND ALSO AFTER CASTRO LONDON, April 11.—Pres. Castro is in danger of having Great Britain upon his shoulders as well as the United States. All diplomatic rela tions between the two countries may be severed as the result ol Castro's reprisals on British salt and match concessions. The I-on don Daily Graphic today outlines such a policy in a leading editorial. JEFF BACK IN RING TONIGHT LOS ANGELES, Cal„ April It.— James J. Jeffries, retired heavy weight champion, will don the gloves again tonight and appear in a five round exhibition with his brother Jack at the Shriners' cir cus. Jeffries breaks his three year retirement from the ring as a result of an appeal made him by the Children's hospital. The Shriners are raising a $10,- --000 endowment fund for that insti tution. DEMOCRATS ASK FOR PICTURES If you have a picture of noted democrats of the Jeffersonian brand and are going to the .leffersonian banquet Monday evening, the com mittee would appreciate it if you would bring along the picture to help out in wall decoration, Any body will do, from the writer of the declaration of independence to Bryan. Covers will be laid for 300, and at least 100 guests are coming from Inland Empire points. It. F. Collins has been chosen chairman of the judging committee for the oratorical contest at the high school Monday afternoon. Mrs. M. A. Button and William Mat thews are the other members of the committee. The oration winning the first prize will be delivered at the banquet in the evening. TRAILING GANG THAT KILLED MARSHALL SEATTLE. April 11.—Three men suspected of being members of a gang of live who fatally wounded Marshal Harry Miller, of Kent, Thursday night, are thought to have passed through here early this morning, headed SOU en. The night marshal at Kenton accosted the men at the railroad yards and ask ed them what they were doing. "Just keep your mouth shut or you'll get what the other fellow got." remarked one of them. The trio then started off down the tracks toward Black river junction. The sheriff was notified and a posse is now in pursuit. Marshal Miller died last night. DIDN'T KNOW DIFFERENCE Deputy PrOl6GUtor Ki/or thin morning extended leniency to Mr. and Mrs. Christ Anderson. Scan dinavians, who were arrested last night by Patrolman Hogan as ac cessories to the passage of a worth less "Merchants & Planters" check which J, K. Johnson is al leged to have passed on John Nichols, saloon man, yesterday. The prosecutor decided that the Scandinavian man and wife did not know the difference between a good and a bad bill and allowed them their freedom. NO TRACE OF MURDERER No definite clew to the where aboutl of the murderer of Frank Moreau at Cheney has been found. Yesterday Special Officer Hood, who guards union Park, brought In Nick Oder on his brother's bad reputation, as a suspect, in:' after a short conversation with Police Chief Mice and Deputy Sheriff Pugh ami hong. Elder was allowed his freedom without even being lock ed up. BURGLARIZE BUTCHER SHOP Thieves last night broke into Robert Turnbuil's market on Baal Sprague ay. and stole a cleaver aud several butcher knives. This was evidently whnt they were after, for they did not touch anything else that Is known. NEW CITY ATTORNEY NAMED TACOMA. April 11. Judge T. 1,. stiles, a pioneer lawyer of this city, has been appointed city attorney by Mayor Linck, Weather —Fair and warmer tonight: Sunday fair. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 11,1908. ANNA GOULD'S SECOND CHOICE | THE VILEST CREA TURE IN EVROPE\ Special Corre«pondence to Th« Pre*! PARIS, April 11.—So, after all, it is to be off with the old rake and on with the new! • "> .' All Paris is a-titter. It Is ''that grand joke." Count Boni de Castellane wfis pretty bad. But compared to Prince de Sagan he is a cherub with wings only a-sprout. Castellane was never more thin a pupil of the prince, his cousin and leader in wickedness. His ex travagance was that of a novice compared to that of de Sagan. His life was a copy of that of his kins man, but it was such a pusillanim ous copy at that. Since the days of the Caesars, of whom the old Latin historian Sue tonius wrote so vividly, there has been few of such mental and erai>' tional activity, with so many in genious quips and quirks of vi6e, as de Sagan. He is a past master in all the word conveys. Some of the little dinners, with which the prince was wont in the* old days to shock even Paris, were quite as bad as the unspeakable feasts in which Tiberius delighted in his ancient dining hall, the Oc tagon Cenacnlum. They were real ly startling in their originality. One of these affairs, to which he invited the most flagrant rakes of the gay capital and an assort ment of feminine beauty culled from the leading demi-mode, aptly illustrated his peculiar ability fori tnis sort of thing. Despite the outre dishes and rare wines, the feast had reached a ! stage where, to prevent a lapsing into the commonplace of vice, some divertisement was imperative. Then suddenly, without a word of warning, the lights went out. The feminine shrieks were still ed by a momentary expectation when a red glow appeared at one end of the room. From out this glow danced de Sagan, picking his way amid the enkindling flames nnd shoveling gleaming coals upon the heads of his guests. This was but a mild sample of his escapades. He has gone trough two for tunes, left him by his two grand fathers. At one time he maintain ed 12 establishments in Paris. His love affairs run into the scores. His life, for pure deviltry, for imag inative viciousness and unscrupu lous machinations to get money, is nuexampled in Paris since the days of the Grand Monarch. He is no longer capable of love. He is merely a Don Juan of dissipation. For years he has been without a visible means of support. He has been openly accused of being a card sharp. His name was coupled with the forgeries of notes in the name of Max Lebaudy, the millionaire susjar king, in the suit brought by him against his cousins, the Cas tellanes. for assaulting him, Count Boni openly charged that he de rived his finances from certain women of Paris. ' Altogether it 1b said he has fought a hundred duels. Eight of them at least were with men of prominence in Paris. One was with Prince George Stourdza, whom he first slapped one night in the lobby of the opera house and later wounded. At another time he punimeled Mattre Burboux. the lawyer, for having declared that the beautiful Madame De Gast, with whom at the GIIK CONTRACT MUST STAND The controversy between the board of works sidewalk contrac tors inclined to graft was renewed this morning when City Engineer Ralston submitted to the board some proposed changes in sidewalk specifications, recommending use of screened gravel instead of crushed rocks. The board called on the cor portlon counsel for an opinion and was told that when assessment rolls had been prepared with crush ed rock in the specifications it was not legal to do the work with screened gravel. It seems that an expected breach between City Engineer Ralston nnd the board of works has occurred. The engineer has desired the privi lege of having charge of the accept ance of all work. Hut this is more power than the city charter evident ly gives to any one man in the en tire city government. For what reason is best figured out when it Is known that the engineer pre pares the specifications. Although the board has not en- PUBLIC MARKET DEAD ISSUE The public market project, which properly handled would mean thousands of dollars saved an nually to consumers, has been cov ered over in the mess that accumu lates at the city hall, apparently, and its resurrection Is scarcely to be hoped for. Spring is well advanced, and the produce season will soon be at its Height, but there is no relief in sight for the consumer from high prices and stale vegetables. The public market was a live issue long enough to be the target for half a dozen or so real estate schemes, among which It speedily got con fused and lost. It went Into the hands of R commit! (imposed of Councilmen Pratt, Qray and Estep. the last heard of it. No report haa ANNA GOULD AND THE PRINCE DE SAGAN time the prince was engaged, had posed in the nude for Gervex's fa ahous picture, "The Woman in the Mask." Barboux had him arrested and fined $100 in the police court, But ignored his challenge. Following the recent encounter With de Castellane the latter de clared there would be no duel as a result of it, as "nowadays Prince de Sagan can find no seconds to repre sent him." There w-as no duel. De Sagan several years ago de nounced Prince de Chalais, who -married Miss Beatrice Winans of Baltimore, as an impostor, claiming the title for himself. Later he chal lenged the prince, who declared de Sagan beneath his notice. The prince still bears the title. In the height of his career de Saga nadded spice to his existence by hunting up provocations for is- iSluing a challenge. When the excite ment of other pleasures palled, he would, if necessary, deliberately In the insult to invite a chal lenge. In recent years he has fig ured in few such meetings. Lack $f funds has curbed his im petuosity. His wooing of Madame Gould has been systematic and carefully de termined. From the beginning of her trouble with her husband the prince has been Madame Gould's ■eftvored heretofore to look after the carrying out of specifications other than a casual observance, Mr. Ralston's endeavor to control the inspection caused the board to waken to its duties. The result |*as that Chief Sidewalk Inspector Vuinh was called in and told that specifications, no matter how close ry or loosely followed before, here after must be followed to the strict letter. . ANNUAL KILLING IN NICARAGUA KINGSTON, Jamaica. April 11 — Kingston mall reports say that wholesale executions have taken place In Nicaragua as the result of political troubles. Between 70 and SO people have been shot, it is said, pn Pres. Zelaya's orders. AUTO SCORCHERS SCARCE : License Inspector Gwydir, who klso numbers among his duties the work of watching for automoblliStS who exeee«l the speed limit of eight miles per hour, timed 48 machines today with a stop watch and there was not one that was going over the limit. The inspector says that this, however, will not cause him lo be any the less watchful. been made, and tlie matter, if It comes back at all, will return to the committee of the whole, which is equivalent to burial unless some thing pries open the tomb. Captain Gray had a plan to lo cate the market on stilts on the liver bank between Howard and elevens, which wouldn't have been »d had it been permitted. The rPhoenlx Lumber Co., which occu pies the site by grace of the \V. W. P. Co , is represented to have de clined to surrender the room for the market, and that idea falls through. Theb objection to Mayor Moore's plan of dedicating a pportlon of a Street to market places is that property owueis abutting are like ly to object, hence that has to be abandoned. guicle and sympathizer. He has been almost constantly in her so ciety. He knows women well, an.l was able to say the right tilings at the right time to soothe her ruf fled feelings and quiet her un strung nerves. Madame Gould be came deeply touched with his ap parent devotion. More to the point, lie neither censured her, as did her family, nor abused her, as did the count. Hack of it all, though, was the schemer's thought always. The prince comes of an old fam ily. Generations of azure blood flow in his veins. His family is as noble in Prussia as in France. Prinz yon Sagan is his German title. Eventually he will succeed to the duchy of Sagan in Prussian Silesia, now held by his father, the Due de Tallyrand-Perigord. The income was $400,000 a year until the old duke's creditors got hold of it all save $4,000 a year. He conies of a family of profli gates, and is a lineal descendant of the famous Talleyrand, star liar, renegade and cynic of French his tory. A dazzling line of debauchees preceded him, but he has outdone them all. In all Europe he proba bly is without a superior in extrav agance and loose living. But for all that, he can play the polished gen tleman to perfection. CRUSHED BY BRAKE BEAM A string of freight ears propell ed by a switch engine in the Great Northern yards opposite the crema tory this morning knocked down and crushed w. H. Harklna, a switchman who was looking for a job. He was not run over on ac count of the quickness with which a switchman signaled the engineer to reverse his engine. Harkins was crushed by the brakebeam. It was thought he was dead at first, but when the patrol wagon reached the scene he revived sufficiently to in form the police of his name and ask that his relatives, who live in Barney, Ontario, be notified if he was badly injured. He has been working in one of the Milwaukee construction camps near Kind. He is about 35 years old. WANT THE BLUFF BEAUTIFUL Northside people are endeavoring to have the park commission im prove the bluff in Terrace addition between Monroe and Post sts. If the commission would get water onto the bluff and seed it with grass it would make one of the beauty spots of the city. It has been dedicated for that purpose The City Beautiful committee of the chamber of commerce has been interested in it and will add Its efforts to those of property own ers to get action from the com mission. HAM THIEVES AGAIN The police were notified this morning by Blmmi & Shields, the contractors, that 40 pounds of ham was missing out of a Great North cm refrigerator car. It is believed that the thieves are tlie men who, when fired upon by Patrolman Mc- ClOUd the other morning, dropped a sack of hams and took to their heels. ™ ONE CENT SIXTH YEAR, NO. 133. 25 CENTS PER MONTH $100,000,000 IS STOLEN FROM U.S. WASHINGTON, D. C, April 11 — Representative George L. Lilley to day startled the house of represen tatives by making a charge that $100,000,000 of the people's money had been misappropriated in provid ing navy yards and stations with supplies. He introduced a resolution call ing on the president to appoint a DIAMOND BURGLARY SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 — Diamonds valued at $50,000 were stolen from the jewelry store of T. Lundy last night as the result of probably the most daring robbery ever committed on the Pacific coast. After boring a hole through an adjoining wall the burglars entered the store, smashed a combination lock and escaped with a tray of valuables. They worked so quietly the rob bery was not discovered until 5:30 this morning. PRESIDENT OF UNITED PRESS DEAD CHICAGO, April 11— John Van dercook, president of the United Press association, died at a local hospital this morning following an operation for appendicitis. He was stricken down 10 days ago wliile in this city on business in connec tion with the association. Two op erations were performed last night. TELECOM FAKER ARRESTED SEATTLE. April 11—James Ausiin Larson, formerly of Spo kane, practicing a new "cure-all" which he calls the "teleconi treat ment," or the science of vibration, was arrested on a warrant charging him with obtaining money by false pretenses, and with practicing medicine without a license. IT TICKLES ENGLAND LONDON, April 11.—London's stn'ge door Johnnies have been given a new thrill by a San Fran cisco girl. Miss Maud Allan, who is dancing as Salome at the Palace theater, clothed in some black mos quito netting and a few ropes of Montana pearls. Miss Allan's sensuous worship of the head of John the Baptist is fill ing the Palace theater with record breaking audiences, and the patter MIDNIGHT FIRE CAUSES MILL LOSS OF $40,000 Just what started the fire which at midnight threatened the whole section of the city near the Wash- j ington mill on Sharpe and Walnut is a question which Fire Chief Myers and the insurance adjusters' are today trying tot determine. The chief said it was possible it was of incendiary origin, or detective electric wiring or a hot box. Property to the value of about 140,000 was destroyed. When the Ram SI were at their highest, a few j minutes after discovered, it was thought the entire plant was doom-' cd. The fire department worked until ti o'clock this morning and succeeded in saving most of the building and the warehouses, where was stored thousands of dol lars worth of hard wood. The usual peculiar circumstances which surround lumber mill fires were present. The night watchman ' PUBLIC MUST DIG UP 200,000,000 NICKLES NEW YORK, April 11—Judge I.a- COmbe of the United States circuit court has granted a petition made by Receiver Whit ridge of the Third ay. road, to discontinue the inter change of transfers between that road and the Metropolitan and New York City railway, after April 11. The Metropolitan, New York City railway aud the Third ay. railroad and its branches were all under the control of Thomas K. Ryan It was then possible to ride anywhere in the city for 5 cents by using trans it i> Following the looting of the Third ay. railroad by the Ryan- Whitney clique, these systems were forced into the hands of the receiv er. Now, by abolishing transfers the public will be forced to pay an committee to report on the ad visability of abandoning Kietten, Maine; Port Royal, Charleston, S. C; Key West, Fla.; New Oreleans, La., and Mare Island, Cal., with suggestions that no member of con gress be on the committee in which these stations or yards are located. He pointed out that abandonment of More Island had been recom mended 10 years ago. of her little bare feet on the stag© holds everybody from the stalls to the gallery breathless with inter est. Even the acting prime minister of England, Herbert Asqulth, has been to see the performance, though he didn't take his wife. - ( DISPUTE CLAIM Evidence In the case of the fight for the administration of the will of Laurence Stutler, a farmer of Paradise prairie who for years lived alone on his ranch, was taken to* day before Judge Sullivan, who dur ing Judge Huneke's absence is at tending to probate matters. Stut ler left an estate which it is said is valued at about $20,000. Before he died he expressed the wish that the Deaconness hospital share equally with his brothers in Ger many and one in Canada. This oral will is about to be pro bated, and those who were with Stutler at the time he made the statements are being heard in court. The hospital has asked for administration with power to name the executor. They are opposed by Henry Drew and Elizabeth Alexander, who claim to be the only living heirs. Judge Sullivan is merely taking the statements of witnesses and will leave the final consideration of the case to Judge Huneke, be fore whom it was started. CONVENTION MAY 9 The republican county central committee this afternoon decided to hold the Spokane county conven tion in this city May 9. The cau cuses will be held May 4 and primaries May 7. The apportionment for delegates to the convention was fixed at one delegate at large and one for each 25 votes or major fraction based on the vote for Wesley L. Jones. This will give an attendance of about 375 delegates. The county convention, _will be held at the courthouse. says that he had made his rounds without discovering any evidences of Are when suddenly he was aware that the whole place was bursting into flames. He turned in an alarm, but already someone else had seen the blaze and sent for the depart ment. By the time the department reached the scene lumber piles and buildings were inflames. The heat was intense, but firemen fought successfully and prevented further spread of the flames by hard work. Where the blaze already had a headway the department did not en deavor to fight it, but devoted ev ery effort to saving the rest of the property and preventing spreading to residences. It is said today that this good judgment saved not only numerous residences, but the W. W. P. carbarns aud the J. A. John son cabinet factory. The property will be restored. It was covered by insurance. extra fare, and In due time, when the road is again on a firm financial basis, the receivers will be dis missed and it will again pass into the hands of Mr. Kyan aud hla friends. What the passengers saved by the use of transfers amounted to $9,738,207.10. The Third ay. road will be able to credit their account with about $10,000,000 more by abolishing transfers. Thus the public gets it in tho neck, coming and going. The heav ily loaded watered stock was sold to the people and now, to recoup those compauies. busted by over capitalization, the public must hand over about 200.000,000 extra nickels.