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HERE'S GRAFT THA T LILLEY SHOWED Ui Special Correspondence to The Free* WASHINGTON. D. C, April 13.— Representative George L. Lilley's arithmetic shows that the govern ment did pay the Electric Boat Co. more than $1,000,000 in excessive profits for submarines. Whether Lilley's figures are correct will be determined by the investigating committee. The figures submitted by Lilley are taken from the transcript of the testimony of Rear Admirals Melville, O'Neal and Bowles before the house naval affairs committee in 1901 and 1902. All of the fig ures are therefore from the official records. Admiral O'Neal testified he be lieved $100,000 apiece a fair price for the Holland submarine. The contracts of which Lilley complains call for a purchase price of $285,000 a boat. Admiral Bowles, who is now em ployed by the Fore River Shipbuild ing Co.. the builders of the Holland submarines, testified before the na val affairs committee he had made a careful investigation of the con struction of the submarine, and thought the boats might possibly be worth $125,000. He considered the great expense the builders were put to in experimenting, and the value of their patents. He believed $125.- --000 per boat would give the build ers a "handsome profit." Using the estimates of Admiral Bowles, who was chief of the bu reau of construction and repair of the navy department when the tes timony in question was taken, Lil ley's figures show the Electric Boat Co. received since 1899 an excessive profit on 19 submarines of $1,519,- --738. If the government purchases the eight submarines recommended by the naval affairs committee, Lilley's figures show the excessive profit to the Electric Boat Co. will be $1,- --471.520. Lilley has shown the Electric Boat Co, in a unique position The concern does not manufacture submarines. It makes a business of getting government orders for HERE'S WHAT THEY EXPECT TO FIND AT THE NORTH POLE HOW THEY EXPECT TO GET INTO THE HOLLOW EARTH Special Correspondence to The Prose. NEW YORK. April 13—The Win. Reed Hollow Earth Exploring club has just been incorporated. The purpose of this strange organiza tion is to prove by experiment that the earth is hollow and that such a thing as a north or a south pole does not exist. It is the theory of the men plan ning the trip to the inside of the earth that there's a hole where the north pole ought to be. By means of balloons, submarine boats, gyro scopes and high explosives they ex pect to slip over the edge of the earth's crust into the inside of tne shell and there find continents and kingdoms yet unseen. The executive committee of the club has talked of two starting points for their explorations. One is in Norway and the other in Greenland. Roy Knahenshtte, the aeronaut, has been asked to take charge of the balloon experiments. Wm. Reed, the former insurance man who heads the club, says it is prepared to spend $1,500,000. "It's time for action now—not a time for mere talking," said Reed when seen at his home. "But the earth is hollow and our investiga tions will soon prove it. The poles so long sought are but phantoms. There are openings at the southern and northern extremities of the earth. In the interior are vast con tinents, oceans, mountains and riv ers. Vegetable and animal life is evident in this new world. And it is possibly peopled by races yet un known by dwellers on the earth's siirtace." "Our equipment is to be nothing but the best," said W. S. Rookey, tlie business manager. "We shall REGAL SHOES Shoes For Easter Our stock is com plete. We have the latest novel ties and styles are up to the minute. The Regal/ Shoe and $5 submarines, subletting the con tracts to the Fore River Ship building Co. The boat company, capitalized for $8,000,000, had seven attorneys at different times lobbying in Wash ington. These attorneys often man aged to draw up motions and bills to be later reported by the naval affairs committee. They were thus able to have the committee recom mendations so worded that all com petition was shut out. Lilley filed with the committee a series of letters which he said were genuine, between C. E. Creecy, attorney for the boat company in 1896, and former Sena tor Butler, of South Carolina, which shows the system of pro cedure in procuring prominent men as lobbyists. The following is a sample letter from Creecy to Butler: "I inclose herewith copy of a letter from John T. Holland Tor pedo Boat Co. (name later changed to Electric Boat Co.) to the chairman of the committee on naval affairs of the senate, asking for an amendment providing for six Holland submarine boats at a cost of not exceeding $175,000 each, and hereby associate your firm with me in the matter, and in consideration of your services promise to pay you the sum of $2,500 on each boat under this bill that is contracted for by the navy department, this tee of $2,500 on each boat being contingent upon the price bein gpaid our company of $150,000. "If the price paid our company be more than this amount, your fee is to be increased proportion ately, and, if the amount paid our company be less than $150,000, your fee is to be diminished pro portionately." Former Senator Butler admitted on the stand during the pres ent investigation that he was at one titme counsel for the boat company, but took exception to the charge he did any "lobbying." He was unable to recall definitely how much money the boat company had paid him. use Holland boats, dirigible bal loons, wireless telephone and tele graph and the gyroscope—in fact anything that will be of value." The gyroscope is to be used in place of a compass for the reason that the compass has been proven unreliable by previous explorers. John P. Holland, inventor of the submarine, and Hiram Maxim, the maker of explosives, have been asked for their opinions on the ex pedition. Holland believes his boat can operate under ice, and Maxim says it can be liberated by the use of nitrogelatin. SUSPECTS CAPTURED Dan W. Downer and Orville Con ners. believed to be Bafe blowers, were arrested at Hatton, Wash., yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Lyle and last night were lodged in jail here for safekeeping. They answer descriptions of the men who some time ago blew a safe at Coulee City. Downer has long been sus pected of mixing in these things, and several times has been taken up on suspicion but afterward re leased. At Hatton yesterday gome dynamite, revolver and overcoat were found in the bushes, and Downer, it is claimed, owned the revolver. He denies the charge. GOOD FRIDAY CANTATA All Saints Cathedral choir of 40 voices will render the sacred cantata, "Olivet to Calvary" on Good Friday night. Edgar C. Thompson will direct. Soloists are Miss Jennie Burchett, soprano; Walter Hook and James Wilson, tenors. Each of the events of holy week are described in song. S7 Washington Hutton Building SA VED FROM MERRY WIDOW HA T TERROR Have you noticed that the "Merry Widow" lid is being chased to the woods? Yes, it's beginning to give way to the "Mary Garden" hat. See the lower left-hand corner of the picture? Well, that evplains why all the men are voting for the "Mary Garden." The cowboy turn-up of the front brim of the latter Is very comforting after a few experiences with the "Merry Widow." And the big brim is there just the same, so that the "best girl in town doesn't lost anything in hat area. In the above, drawn especially for this paper by staff artist, are sketches of real incidents from .life, in which the "Widow" and the "Garden" have taken prominent part. ENGLAND'S NEXT PREMIER ANOTHER TEDDY; BIG STICK, BIG TALK LONDON. April 13.—With the coming exit of Roosevelt as the star on the world's stage. England expects Herbert Henry Asquith to succeed him as the strong man on the international program. Asquith is now acting premier, during the illness of Campbell-Ban nennan, and he will succeed to the office as a full fledged prime minis ter as soon as Campbell-Bannerman gets well. Then, for the first time in 20 years, the British empire will have an iron hand on the reins of gov ernment. Since Gladstone and Salisbury began to lose strength, the British lion has not had a trainer who could exact instant obedience. Now, a new man has come to power, who links tho pres ent with the great days of Peel, Palmerston, Disraeli, Gladstone and Salisbury. In the three months Asquith has acted as leader of the house of commons, he has stamped his per sonality on parliament as no man since Disraeli. Before the present session of parliament closes, Camp bell-Bannerman will resign tne premiership, and Asquith will he caluled in to succeed him. When that time comes the house of com mons will lie his slave pen. Even now, with only a deputy's author ity, Asquith can pulverize opposi tion and crush discussion by speak ing a few sharp words. Asquith is in a class by himself as a strong man. He combines with the fearlessness and pugnacity of Roosevelt, the taciturnity and cyni cism of Choate, the wide intellec tuality of the late John Hay and the debating ability of Bryan. No i man in British public life can stand against him in a forensic battle. He is a lawyer by training, the great est lawyer in England, and he is as merciless in the house of commons as if he were conducting a cross examination. I Nobody else in the commons can treat that great assembly as j Asquith does. To him, the commons ] appears like a set of schoolboys before its master. The m. p."s ac cept this position because they are afraid of him. There is not one of the pugnacious members but has felt the biting sarcasm of Asquith's tongue, or has gone down beneath his remorseless logic. Asquith never has been known to lose a de bate. No opponent, after a bout with him. has been satisfied with the outcome. Asquith is an intellectual ma chine. He has no intimate friends, for when nature made him she left out the ability to win affection, and replaced it with the power to com pel respect. He has no vanity. Or dinary human traits seem to have passed him by. His enemies say that zoologically, he should be classed with ells, not because he is slippery, but because he is so cold blooded. Asquith's first great success was made at the time of the publication by the London Times of the Pigott letters, libeling Parnell. Russell A SAMPLE OF SEATTLE JUSTICE SEATTLE, April 13.—Because he was starving and broke into a box car to obtain several cans of con densed milk, the only immediate 1 remedy he saw for the gnawing pangs of hunger, O. Puren, aged 20, was arrested and sentenced by Judge Gordon in tne municipal po lice court to serve 63 days on the i chain gang. Thirty Chinese, engaged indus triously in a gambling game in the lower end of the city, were arrest ed and dismissed on March 27 by Judge Gordon. On the same date George Bald win was apprehended with a load ed revolver in his pocket and was charged with carrying concealed LOOK HIM OVER GIRLS AND SEE IF HE WEARS A "PATCH" Girls, here's where you can come right hack at the boys when they spring that old gag about you wear ing a rat. The mate to it is fliat the boys themselves are wearing false hair. At least a Spokane dealer says they are, and he ougot to know. The fud started in "good ole Lun non," hut it is in America now. The boys call them "patches." Ain't it great? There are patches to fit over the had charge of the prosecution of the Times, fell 111 when it came time to cross-examine Macdonald of the Times, the chief witness for the defense. Asquith was called in. When he sat down tnere was not enough of the Times Tase left for a funeral. Asquith was home secretary in the last Gla Istone ministry, under Rosebery. In 1893 he showed his courage during a mining strike in Wales. He ordered out the militia, the soldiers fired, killing two miners, and the country shouted "Murderer." At once Asquith made HERBERT HENRY ASQUITH a public appearance, to show he had no fear of unpopularity. To a hostile audience he delivered one of his intellectual speeches. At first shouts and cat-calls greeted him. Asquith stood impassive on the platform, stopping his speech when the noise became deafening and re suming at the intervals of compara tive silence. By sheer resolution he beat his audience into submis sion and silence. Asquith is an opponent of wom an's suffrage, and not hiding his opinions, the militant stiff ragets made an attempt to beard him in his den. They marched to his house. To their surprise, Asquith opened the door, invited them in and asked what they wanted. They told him in subdued tones "Votes for women." "Ladies," he said, "you have come to the wrong man." The women departed, almost on tiptoe, and there was no riot, afterward lord chief justice, who HAD BAD CHECK HABIT The trial of Elmer Harris on a charge of passing six worthless $5 bills issued by the Merchants & Planters' bank will begin today in Judge Huneke's department of the superior court. Harris' capture was effected by Patrolman Hogan a few days after he passed a bill on Mrs. Helen Wood, landlady of the Monica hotel. weapons. He was fined only $20. Puren is only a big boy. He was out of work and had no money or friends. He became hungry and saw only one way to prevent him self from starving. Surrounded on every side by plenty, there was none upon whom he could call for the paltry few 1 cents which it would have taken to stop that hor rible feeling of emptiness in his stomach. He left a note giving his name and stating that he took the milk because he was starving. He then gave himself up. It is presumed that this is what he was really pun ished for. He had never been ar rested before. bald sprit on the crown of the head, patches to supply missing forelocks, and triangular palciies for that spot a little to one side in front. The patches come in all colors and are made to fit so nicely that they cannot be detected by sight. And the cheapest of these is $20. The Press would gladly furnish a few names for reference, but there's really no sense in getting all shot up cm account of a few , patches of hair. SPOKANE PRESS, APRIL 13, 1908 ♦ THE USUAL REMINDER ♦ It is apparently an easy matter for a reader to sit down and write out his ideas on some subject that seems to need a dark brown roast ing, but it is usually an im possibility for the same writer to sign his or her ■ name to the communication. Whereupon it becomes ex ceedingly simple matter for the editor to drop the name less production in the waste basket. What the average reader thinks manes up the public sentiment that gov erns this country. But it is not an anonymous form of government. Neither is the newspaper business legiti mately conducted on that principle. NOT TOO CRAZY TO GET HIM A WIFE CANTON. 0., April 13.—Prof. Os car Lovell Trigg, who won consid erable notoriety while a member of the faculty of the University of Chi cago by saying that John D. Rocke feller was a greater man than ShaJiespeare, was married to Miss Addie Beall Cox. %% years oid, at Turlock, Cal. This is of interest because Trlggs was known as an advocate Of free love. Miss Beau's parents live at Can ton. Last August Trlggs was di vorced from his wife and at that time his declarations In favor of free love were made. The new Mrs. Triggs was a pupil of TriggS while a student, at Chicago, and since then has been interested in settle ment work in the East. REPUBLICAN MAYOR CAN'T CAN OEMS. TACOMA, April 13. — Mayor Linck's efforts to transfer the spoils of city office has hit a snag in a civil service amendment to the charter putting the fire, engineer ing and water and light depart ments under civil service rule. The new mayor announced the appoint ment of a republican fire chief and intended to name a city engineer from hiH party. The democratic incumbents intend to hang onto their jobs. Under the amendment they can be discharged only by rea son of stated offenses and then upon a two thirds vote of the city council. Waves Uncover Loot of Buccaneers LISBON, April 1 :t.—Treasure se creted by Portuguese pirates cen turies ago has been found by fisher men at the seaside village of Para delha. The village is being slowly wash ed away by the sea. At the last onslaught of the waves the earth crumbled and expoßed to the as tonished fishermen great quantities of buried treasure. Many of the fishermen fell on their faces and prayed. They attributed the appear ance of the gold to a miracle. Gold and silver doubloons, jewel ed crosses, quaint finger rings, ear rings, silver censers, and gold goin were in the find. One fisherman se cured $600 worth of gold coin. PUT IN PUMP PLANT The Commonwealth I.and Co. is installing a pumping plant at Wash ington Park t 0 supply 140 families. The county commissioners have es tablished a short road to run through the park and a force of men are now working on the road. This will make a short cut to town. Washington Park is three and one half miles from Howard and River side on the Medical Lake line. Many of the people who have bought lots are preparing to build. Mrs. Annie Mitchell, who went to Palouse to identify a boy said to he her lost son, Stallanl Webb, re turned disappointed yesterday. The hoy answered her son's description ibut was not him. Cedar Mill Wood $1.50 LOAD WITHIN HALF MILE OF MILL. Johnson Shingle Co. Phone 1172. Atlantic and Cataldo MINING EXHIBIT FOR SPOKANE The Stopers at their meeting Sa turday night decided to call a spe cial meeting some time this week for the purpose of arranging a per manent mining exhibit to be main tained in this city. The exhibit will be representative of the entire mining district tributary to Spo kane. The Stopers will also take stepsto list stocks and provide oth er valuable information of the min ing industry. COUNTESS A BURGLAR NICE, April 13.—Following a se ries of the most daring hotel rob beries, the police have captured a countess and accused her of being the liurglar. Strong boxes of hotels and the guests rooms have been suffering for months from the depredations of a cunning thief. The police fol lowed a clew that led to the apart ments of the Countess Monteil in the Cite Gaillard in Paris. Here they arrested the woman. In her rooms they found gold and notes to the amount of 4.000 francs and jewels worth 20,000 francs. Tho woman is B well known character on the Riviera. GERMS OF DEA TH, NOT LOVE, LURK IN WHISKER KISSES PHILADELPHIA, April 13.—At last a Philadelphia doctor has got the goods on the man with the whiskers. He has proved beyond doubt that any fair woman who engages in oscillatory pastimes with whis kered dandies is in danger of her life. The doctor chose for his experi ment two men. One had a smooth shaven face and the. other a beautiful shoe brush on his chin, with some side adornments be sides. Each man was taken on a trip through the city. They visited stores and restaurants and rode through the streets. Then each returned to the doctor's office and pressed a resounding kiss on the lips of a girl who was willing to make this sacrifice for science sake. After each osculation the doctor pressed a gelatin pad to the wom an's lips. The smooth shaven man's kiss registered a few docks of Innocent germs which got along peaceably together. But the other was a microbe bear garden. It swarmed with tuberculosis bacilli, typhoid germ, tetanus microbes, all hungry anil BENEFIT SALE FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK AT THE MILLINERY CENTER Five per cent of the gross sales will be given to the Spokane Home of the Friendless 25 Per Cent Discount ENTIRIFsTOCK Special Millinery Bargains for Each Day for the Remainder of the Week Tuesday Every unlrinimed hat and shape in the house except sailors. All the latest shapes in tbe sea sonable new blues and butter shadeß; also all Hats and leghorns, and our beautiful line of im ported tuscans one fourth off regular PRICE. Wednesday 300 dozen ball and fancy hat pins; values to 75c; to close out FIVE CENTS EACH. All ornament!J a fine line of pressed and cut steel included, and quills, ONE FOURTH OFF REGULAR PRICE. Saturday The last day of the sale, but the best of all. Our entire stock of French patterns, street hats and nil trimmed stock hats. Everybody knows this to be the most exclusive line In the city. This will lie your last chance to get a swell spring hat before Easter, and the prices will attract. ONE FOURTH OFF REGULAR PRICE. This sale will not only give you a chance to get good millinery bargains, but also to help one of the most noble causes in Spokane. Every dollar you spend in our store means 5 cents to the Spokane Home of the Friendless. Watch for our daily ad and see the display for each day in our windows. We will take on an extra force of salesladies' for this sale, amoug whom we wish to announce Mrs. W. T. Pray, formerly of the Wonder Department Store. THE TYLER DECLERCQ CO. 822 Riverside Avenue CHICAGO ALDERMAN'S IDEA OF HONESTY Special Correspondence to Tbe Wresi CHICAGO, April 13—Sh-h-h! A Chicago alderman says he'd steal the city hall if he got a chance. It is Alderman Herman F. Kru ger, the fattest man in the city council. At a democratic ward | meeting Kruger got stirred up over the recommendations of the Chica go political societies, the Munlci-' pal Voters' league, the Legislative Voters 1 league, the Independence league and all the other reform bunches who make it their business to point the path of duty the voter. "Honesty!" bawled the stout alderman. "Bunk! I don't make any pretenses. Why, honesty's only skin deep. I'd steal the city hail if I got a chance!" | After his friends got the irate official to sit down, ex-Mayor Carter Harrison told the story about the time when a certain alderman voted the wrong way on a fran chise. "Get in." said one of his friends, "There's $500 in it for you." "Aw," replied the indignant of ficial. "I ain't taklh' no toothpicks!" Thus cnicago politics. TO HONOR MINISTER Unitarians tonight will entertain .Rev. Augustus P. Reccord, of Springfield, Mass., who is visiting I western churches. Cross and ready to go to work. Naturally the girl does not want her name used, but she has drawn the line on any more experiments with whiskers. SHERMAN, CLAY $ CO. Steinway CBL OtHer Pianos Victor Talking Machines 810 Sprague Aye. The Regal Shoe 87 WASHINGTON Hutton Block We Sell the Celebrated Stetson and Mallory CRAVENETTE HATS 'All Hats we sell we clean and reshape once free. BROWN ® SEEHORN Your Spring Suit will be right If You Have CARLSTEDT THE TAILOR Make It. A fine selection of Imported and domestic woolens. 422 FIRST AVENUE TRY OUR Screened Nut It's the Best for Range Phone Us for Prices WASHINGTON COAL CO. Phone 2248 SlO Howai Phone Main 469 PROMPT AND RELIABLE SERVICE AT ALL HOURS H. F. Bowles, Mgr. INDEPENDENT MESSENGER SERVICE Parisian Dye Works Has no branch offices nor agents. Office COD feirst Aye. Phone 2137. . . . L. A. _ehnjann Thursday Every yard of ribbons, chiffons and velvet chif fons and velvetß ONE FOURTH OFF REGULAR PRICE. Plain ribbons In all colors and the newest fancy patterns nl ONE HALF PRICE. Friday Veilings and aigrettes will be Friday attrac tion. A good display of new auto veils that will pay you to investigate. A large shipment of heron aigrettes Just arrived for this sale. ONE FOURTH OFF REGULAR PRICE. 305 RIVERSIDE AYE.