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NEWSPAPER IN SPOKANE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE CHELSEA BURNED BY INCENDIARIAS Two of the Firebugs That Caused Terrible Loss Under Arrest. BOSTON, April 14.—Two alleged firebugs, Daniel Ross and Manuel Oliver, have been arrested by the Chelsea police and accused of hav ing a hand in causing the Chelsea Are which resulted in the death of four persons, property loss of $10,- --000,000 and physical misery and mental anguish that cannot be es timated in figures or expression. The evidence that the fire was caused by incendiaries is steadily growing more and more positive and direct. Mayor Beck is certain AMERICAN FLEET AGAIN IN AMERICAN WATERS BAN DIEGO GIVES MAGNIFI CENT VESSELS MAGNIFICENT RECEPTION TODAY ON AR RIVAL AT SOUTHERN PORT. SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 14.—The' Atlantic fleet was sighted at 11' o'clock about :(() miles distant. It arrived In the harbor about 1 o'clock. Hours before the time set for ar-, rival hundreds of people clustered out on Point Lotna and Point of Rocks to secure the best position to ylew the coming of the fleet. J Soon after dawn many were on the way,with binoculars and lunch, baskets, prepared to wait. The city never looked so beautiful. Fin ishing touches were put on thist j morning and the city is ' massed i with bunting and streamers of gold. i Hundreds of crafts were out on 1 the bay by 8 o'clock, and a score' DEMOCRATS TO MEET TONIGHT The Young Men's Democratic club of Spokane county will hold an important meeting this evening In the assembly room of tlie cham ber of commerce. This Is a change from the usual meeting date on ac count of the democratic county cau cuses falling on April Ul The young democrats expect to figure in those caucuses and they are meeting tonight to get in shape for the preliminary business of the Campaign. Every member and all young democrats are especially urged to attend. In addition to campaign plotting there will he a debate on the reso lution that banks should neither in fluence nor control elasticity of tlie currency. Dr. Monroe and K. V. Collins will lead the affirmative, against William Matthews and J. C. Doubt. WOMEN KEEP SECRET AND PUT ON LID BRAZIL, md., April 14.—-Tem perance women, working quietly, have dealt the saloons and brewer ies of this city a hard and unex pected blow. Braatl is a mining town. Strange as it may seem, it will go "dry" in a few days and remain dry for two years. Under the Indiana law, property owners may remonstrate against saloons nnd oust them. The church women kept their campaign a se cret. Bach property owner asked to sign wsb pledged to secrecy. Tlie work was so well done that the sa loon men were taken unawares. The remonstrance petitions we.ro (lied HURRY UP THAT PUBLIC MARKET, MAYOR URGES Mayor Moore again urges haste In the matter of providing the city with it public market. As yet he has received no Information of a Suitable site on a rlreet where prop erly owners will not object to a market in front. The mayor was In hopes that the proposition would have been made before now. He believes that If tie had the time he could secure a site himself and 000 Vines' property owners that It is ft good tldng anil they would not oh- Jcct. Councilman Pratt, Kstep aud that fl it hugs caused the tremen dous blase and he instituted the investigation that lead to the ar ! rest of Ross and Oliver. I Oliver is charged with setting hre .to a tenement house while the big fire was raging and Ross is accused j with setting fire to a neap of news i papers near B lumber pile' about the .time the Are started. Ross lost a home in the blaze. ! Mayor Beck asserts that four fires broke out simultaneously in Chelsea on Sunday. of sea going vessels took on loads of passengers and went down the coast to meet the fleet. Coronado hotel Is packed to the roof. Every room and cot in both the hotel and tent city were taken, and hundreds of people are there who have gone over for the day only. SAN FRANCISCO. April 14.— Four and one half miles will bo the lenglli of the parade of officers and sailors of the fleet when they come ashore here. Bight thousand sail ors will be in line. 4,000 soldiers and iv addition various civic and military bodies. Blocks of streets south of Market st. will be roped off for the use of different portions of the parade, while the main body Is organizing. There will be 10 nn val bands and several army bands in the parade, including the famous Third Infantry band, wader the leadership of Artnund Putz, who made the organization noted. before they knew of the against them. Brazil has a population of 10,000. It Is the heart of the block coal region. GOVERNOR TO GREET FLEET SAN DIKGO, April 14.—GOV, Oil lett arrived today with his party to greet the Atlantic fleet as chief executive of the state. As he step ped from the car he was cheered by thouaands, who came to the de pot to meet him, He was whisked to the Hotel Coronado in an auto where the governor's party occu pied 27 rooms. Although the gov ernor is not entirely recovered from his recent illness he felt in good condition this morning. WANT KERNAN AY. IMPROVED A petition representing practical ly all the properly Interested will i>e presented to the council tonight asking for the Improvement of Kei'nan ay. between Washington and Posl sts. Tho property own ers volunteer any assistance they can give toward accelerating tho work. They want a paved street with cement sidewalks. The loca tion Is on the Post st. hill and one of the most sightly in the city. It has already built up into an attrac tive resident seel ion nnd the im provement asked for is in line with similar work already under way on another section of the same street. WANTED IN CANADA Detectives Weir and Herndon yesterday arrested George Tourney, who is said to be wanted in Koss landi B. C, for passing worthless Ohecks. A British Columbia officer will come after him, Cray, the council market commit tee, have not yet reported any progress, Councilman Gray spent several weeks on a scheme to build a market Dear Howard st bridge by placing piling in the river, but Manager Vnn Dissel, 'of tho Phoenix sawmill, who has a huso on the river from the W W. P. Co., would not give his consent. If Mr. Gray works as hard on the IdO.OOQ club's scheme for a free site upon a street to gel property owners to foreswear any opposition, results will probably be apparent very soon, THE SPOKANE PRESS "PLAY BALL" CHICAGO, April 14—Opening games In both the National and American league are scheduled to be played here this afternoon. The National league Chicago team will open at Cincinnati, Pittsburg at St. Louis, New York at Philadelphia, Boston at Brooklyn. Detroit starts the trouble in the American league at Chicago, St. Louis at Cleveland, Philadelphia at New York and Washington at Bos ton. Ovie Overall will pitch for Chi cago against the Reds. Interest In the American league centers in the game between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox. ALLEYS IN SUBWAYS Lee McKenzie, state insurance surveyor, is expected to reach here this afternoon for the purpose of discussing the question of the grade separation plans with the mayor and council. Fire Chief Myers insists that the plans provide for alleys at least It! feet wide from viaduct to viaduct under the tracks so the department c*? fight fires to better advantage. Just what relation this will have to Insurance will be determined by Mr. McKenzie. Tlie council meets in regular ses sion tonight and on account of the volume of small business that will come up it is not thought the ques tion of grade separation will be discussed. SALOON FIGHT UP TO COUNCIL It is expected that the Inland brewery application for a saloon li cense in the shadow of the new Y. M. 0. A. building will come before the council tonight. The associa tion has made a hard flgbt for some time to keep a saloon out of its doorway, but the brewery is de termined to stick one there if it can bring enough influence to bear on the council. The Y. M. C. A. is maintaining a regularly organized school at its headquarters and the saloon is within the limit distance fixed by law for saloons in relation to edu cational Institutions, if the coun cil grants the license a fight is likely to result over the legal point involved. A saloon at the same location, in the Lincoln, was closed a year ago on a lease provision pro tecting the property from such uses, but this decision was over ruled by the supreme court, and the brewery company has been making a steady effort to get back ever since. POLICE CARE FOR LOST BABIES BOSTON. April 14.—One of the most serious problems that face the authorities at Chelsea following Sunday's conflagration, is the work of reuniting members of hundreds of families that became separated during the fire. Boston and Chelsea police aro caring for hundreds of children of nil a«es. The majority of them are under lb years of age and many are so small they cannot walk. FORAKER HAS ANOTHER FIT WASHINGTON. D. C. April 14 — Sen. Koruker, Of Ohio, today bitter* ly opposed the so called admlnie tration measure Introduced by War ren, of Missouri, permitting any of tiu> discharged negro soldiers to re enlist, providing that they '"proved to the satisfaction of the president that they were innocent of any complicity in the shooting up of tho Texas town." The senator declared that pas sage of this hill would compel ne groes to appear before a judge who had already prejudiced their case. To pass the hill, he said, would he adding Insult to Injury. CENTRAL LABOR UNION NOMINATES The business of the central la bor union was largely taken up last night with nomination of officers for tin- election in two weeks. Not all the nominations were concluded last night, when the body ad journed. Mr. Shortley. of the building trades, Mr. Bwenson of the typo graphical union, and Stephenson, of the team owners, are running for president. I). 1). Forte is a can didate for secretary. Cleanup week Is going with a rush and the city teams are busy hauling rubbish from all parts of town. All that can be burned in the open may be consumed on the premises So that precaution! are taken to prevent danger. Weather—Fair tonight and Wednesday; light frost tonight. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1908. 8 WIS TEMPLE CENTRAL BODY APPROVES DEAL FOR THREE LOTS ON RIVERSIDE AY. BETWEEN JEFFERSON AND MADISON A deal for (he new labor temple site was practically consummated last night at a meeting of the central labor union. Harry Burke, of the Cooke-Clarke realty firm, submitted a proposition that the unions purchase lots 18, 19 and 20 in block 4 of Glover's addition, with about 150 foot frontage on Riverside ay. between Madison and Jefferson sts. It was finally de cided to purchase the site for $35,- --000, which real estate men declare to be a low figure considering the present high values of property in the vicinity. One thousand dollars to clinch the tieal was paid today. Before May 7 $13,600 must be paid, and after that an interest of $2,400 a year on the balance. Beginning Monday the unions will' continue their campaign for the temple fund by a big sale at Went worth's store, where a per centage arrangement has been made. Today the musicians' union is being consulted with for the pur TELEGRAPHERS FAVOR STRIKE ANOTHER GENERAL WALKOUT IS EXPECTED JUNE 1 UNLESS FORMER WAGE SCALE IS RE STORED. NEW YORK, April 14.—The sen timent among telegraph operators all over the country is favorable to another big strike unless wages are raised to the scale paid before the last strike. It has spread to Buch an extent, state officers of the New York local, that the men will walk out on June 1. New York operators held a se cret meeting recently and indorsed the action of the Chicago local call ing for a strike on the Western Union. GREAT GOLD STRIKE MADE SONORA. Cal., April 14—The strike made recently in the O'Hara mine promises to be the most re markable in the history of Califor nia. Nine sacks of ore sent to the mint netted $150,000. A rush is anticipated. CITY CONTRACTS FOR ROCK Burke & Willett today made an agreement with the city to pur chase the elevator and bins on Di vision st. and the O. R. & N. tracks, where the city now gets its crushed rock. They have paid $.'!. r »0 and made an agreement to fur nish the city with crushed rock for one year at (15 cents per cubic yard. A bond of |600 for the faithful car rying out of the contract was put up. Commissioner O'Brien today said that ho considers tlie city has made GROWN-UP OFFICE BOY GRABS $20,000,000 PARIS, April 14— Cassie Chad wick and Mine. Humbert have been Outclassed by Henri Rochette, a 'AO year old Frenchman who in four years has taken $20,000,000 from French and Spanish Investors in exchange for bogus company shares. Rochette has been arrest ed and his trial will bring to light financial methods that will make Cassie Ctiadwick turn in her grave with envy. Rochette started in life as an of fice hoy and went to night school to study banking and finance. Then he got a jolt in a hank, saved a tit tle money and started out on his career of crime. He took up com pany promoting, and soon got to know more about the ins aud outs of shady financing than anybody else In Paris. As a starter he floated the Min ing and Industrial bank, with $100,- --000 capital. Then came two more companies, put on the market with $400,00(1 capital each, and they were followed by a big coup, whereby the Franco Spanish bank was organized and $1.00n,000 worth of shares sold. For four years Company after com pany was evolved from Koehette's brain and be couldn't issue sbarea quickly enough to satisfy his dupes Everybody he met wanted to be pose of securing a band to lead the parade which will march down the main streets at the head of the union bodies at noon. All fiext week laboring men will devote much time to raising money for the temple. There is al ready consideraole money in the treasury from the Columbia bene fit, but It is planned to use as lit tle of it at present as possible. The various unions are to put in a share of the amount which is to De paid May 7. Among the future plans for the temple are a union laundry in the basement. The union temple will be heated throughout from the laundry. It is also planned to become in dependent of the W. W. P. Co. by installing an electric plant with power generated from the laundry. An apartment will be made for the Labor World plant, probably on the first floor. The second floor will be for a banquet room. The site contains more ground than will be needed for the tem ple, and the extra space will prob ably be rented at a figure sufficient at least to pay the interest on the balance of money which the unions have their own time to pay up. a good deal, as heretofore the rock has cost $1.34 a cubic yard. The property where the bins are located belongs to D. C. Cortdn, who some time ago agreed to pay the city 60 cents a cubic yard to remove the rock in place. Burke & Willett will now collect this. A considerable outlay of money will be necessary to purchase a rock crusher, as the city will take its own to some other location. BULLETS TOR BOYCOTTERS PEKW, April 14.—Foreign Min later Hayashi took an advanced sta*d with the Tsung Li Yamen today when he informed them that Japan was heartily tired of the Chi nese policy of procrastination in the settlement of the Japanese boy cott. He intimated that the mikado might resort to arms if the boycott was not surpressed. He was told that the boycott would be surpress ed, but many Cninese officials de clare that this is impossible, as the boycott is being conducted on per fectly legal lines. CARMEN PRESENT SCALE The carmen's union scale was presented to the central labor union last night and explained, but no action was taken in the form of official endorsement by the body, as it has no jurisdicdon in such matters. The scale has been en dorsed by the carmen's national or ganization. The union is now ne gotiating with the company. It is not expected that there will be any trouble. WORKING ON BIG STACK Contractor Worel this morning began the work of building the foundation for the 200 foot concrete stack for the new crematory. SERVICES FOR STEVENS iOKIO, April 14. —Premier Haya shl and Ambassador O'Brien have planned services in honor of the memory of the late Durham W. Ste vens, who was assassinated in San Francisco recently by a Korean revolutionist. Services will be held in Trinity cathedral next Saturday. let in on the ground floor of his next scneme, and when he had no shares to hand out his acquaint ances became very angry and ac cused him of keeping his good things for other people. Rochette appeared to hypnotize everybody lie met. When the money to pay divi dends on one of his companies wasn't forthcoming. Rochette sim ply flashed another company and used the capital to make the last dividend good. He wasn't content to operate in France, but he went to Spain and inoculated the Spaniards with the get rich-quick germ, so that they, too. piled their savings Into his bank account. At last, delayed dividends and suspicious circumstances, connect ed with balance sheets, put Ro chette's dupes wise to the true state of affairs and the police were called in They jailed Rochette suddenly and seized $2,500,000 which he bad iv his possession. This money will he divided among the Investors in the Rochette com panics. The 117.500.000, however, lias disappeared, and how Koehette got rid of it all in four years is a myß tery the police haven't unveiled, WEDDED 100 YEARS BOTH STILL HEARTY THE AGED SZATHMARI FROM A SNAPSHOT TAKEN A FEW YEARS AGO. HIS WIFE NEVER HAD A PHOTOGRAPH MIXES COMMISSIONER IN HOME FINDING FIGHT PROBATION OFFICER SAYS COLLIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNACCOUNTED FOR DONA TION OF COUNTY FUND TO WILLIAMS. Probation Officer Peters, who has undertaken to have the charter of the Home Finding association re voked, this morning is taking around a petition which is being readily signed by business men. Among the signer? are Mayor Moore and Police Chief Rice. It is addressed to the attorney general of the state, requesting him to give the matter a hearing. Peters and Commissioner Collin are said to have had a clash over the matter, the commissioner hav ing stated that Peters was stick ing his nose in where it didn't be long. Peters comes back with the as sertion that Collir is the man who FIERCE BUTTLE WITH LUNATIC A desperate struggle between Frank Flaugh, an Insane mail, Pa trolmen N. Warner and Bill Dial, this morning took place on the cor ner of North Monroe st. and Broad way. They were taking the de mented man to the county ja'l for safekeeping and he overcame I'a | trolman Warner long enough to I break away and get out of the pa- j troj wagon. Warner leaped after him and the j two went to the ground in a strug gle the officer to overcome the > powerful man and the latter to] clutch his captor's throat. Dial. I who was driving, stopped the team ; and went to Warner's assistance. It | was all tlie two could do to over-j power Flaugh. ENGINEERS TO GREET PRESIDENT The Spokane branch of the In ternational Union of steam Engi neers is making preparations to en tertain the international president of the order, Matt Cometford, Of New York, who is expected to ar rive here Wednesday, This is his first trip West and he is making a general tour in the interests of the organization. The Spokane engineers will give him a reception and show him Spokane during the several days he expects to visit here. DATE SET FOR BIDS ON BONDS The beard of odueattaa last night ■el 10 a. m, Monday. May 18, as ! the latcsl date for loceivlag bids on the new $250,000 l.onJ Issue an*l thorixed si the reeohl elootloa, A| 20 years period Is UMH] tin the Is sue at .V: per c-.-.it. Tl o board 1 == ONE CENT SIXTH YEAR, NO. 135. 25 CENTS PER MONTH has for years secured T. L. Wil liams, manager of the association, $50 a month out of county funds, where there was always a ques tion as to what use Williams put the money. Peters today is working on a deal which Williams is said to have had with Mrs. Henry Beneke, from whom he bought some land and later was compelled, Peters be lieves, to pay back a portion of tne price for a reason which at present is unknown. It is Peters' purpose to glean as much information as possible as to all of Williams' oeals here and pre sent the transactions to the attor ney general in substantiation of the request the revocation of the charter. Williams is said to be wealthy and at the same time is charged with soliciting charity for his in stitution. considered matters in relation to the Field school, Lincoln and Em erson grounds and reports. Bruce Watson s acceptance of the supertntendency of the schools city superintendence was formally ac cepted and a school census ordered taken next month. Dr. Byrne offered the board a three years option on six lots in his additio nas the site for a new school building. WIFE BEATER ON ROCK PILE Charlei Newbrant, who beat his wife yesterday, was sentenced to serve live days on the rockpile to day by Justice Hinkle. After her bus band was led away to jail Mrs. Newbrant appealed to Bailiff Ed wards and offered to pay a fine for her spouse's release. The bailiff tool; the matter up with the jus tice, who refused ami said that Newbrant should be taught a les son. FELL IN LOVE WITH NEWSPAPER PICTURE CINCINNATI. 0.. April 14 — Charles Hotgenson is under arrest here because he fell in love with the printed picture of a New York beauty. Borgenson was looking over the socletj pagea of ;< New York paper When he found the reproduction of Miss Clara Putiam'a face. . "Her beaut) fascinated me. I could not help falling iv love with hoi lace." was bis explanation to the police. A special policeman in the library caught Borgenson in the act of dipping the picture from the pa per files. Miss PujUam is a prominent New York society girl. BARTENDER ON TRIAL John Moiley, bartender at 'ho Winnipeg saloon, is on trial before Justice llinklo ibis afternoon on a charge of selling liquor to Ross Smith, a minor. Moneys defense Is thai the boy claimed to be L'l years eld. EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH, WHO VERIFIED DATES, PEN SIONS WORLD'S MOST WON DERFUL COUPLE — HAVE OVER 1500 DESCENDANTS, , ONE A GREAT-GREAT-GREAT GREAT-GRANDCHILD, i BERLIN, April 14 — Wedded in 1808 and bride and bridegroom still alive! This, the most remarkable mar ried couple In all the world, have just celebrated their hundredth matrimonial anniversary in the village of Isombolg, Hungary. The Emperor Francis Joseph sent a congratulatory message and a present of money, which was handed out to husband and wifo by the local officials, and many other presents have poured in from persons interested in the couple. The long wedded couple are named Szarthmari. The village rec ords still contain authentic entries relating to their births and mar riage. The husband was born. March 2, 1768, and the wife Feb. 12, 1792. Their marriage took place at the village church in March, 1808. Szarthmari lived and worked as" a farmer until he retired at the age of 90, when he handed over the management of the farm to one of his great-grandsons. When he reached his hundredth birthday, 20 years ago, several residents of Isombolg appealed to Emperor Francis Joseph to grant the old man a pension for the remainder of his life in order that he should be rendered independent of his rela tives and descendants, such de penence being repulsive to him. The emperor sent an agent to Isom bolg to examine the official regis ters and find out whether Szathroa ri was really as old as was stated. The records being verified, the em peror granted Szathmari an annual pension of $300. Four years later, when Mrs. Szathmari reached her hundreth birthday, she, too, was granted a pension of $100 dollars per annum. The first child was born in 1809, and the first grandchild in 1830. Two sons are still living, one be ing 93 and the other 92 years of age. Ten other children are dead. Altogether the aged couple have had more than 80 grandchildren, more than 400 great-grandchildren, and more than 1,000 great-great grandchildren. There are also great-great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great - great - grandchild alive. Their descendants have gone forth from the remote village into all parts of the world. Great-grand children and younger descendants are living in various parts of Amer ica, including Cleveland. Cincinnati, St. Louis, San Francisco, Los An geles, Chicago, Milwaukee and Lou isville. Other descendants are in Australia, but the majority have continued to live in Hungary. Neither Szathmari nor his wife has ever been far away from their home at Isambolg. which has a papulation of 1200 people. Neither of them has ever set foot in a city. The extent of their travels has been a distance of 40 or 50 miles in the surrounding agricultural country. The aged couple now live in a four-roomed cottage and two of their great-great-grandchildren live with them and watch over their needs. Szathmari is deaf and al most blind, but otherwise compara tively hale and hearty. He wears the old-time Hungarian national costume, consisting of a long coat which reaches to the knees, a mot ley waistcoat of many colors, an embroidered belt, knee breeches and woolen stockings. He can walk about alone, sup porting himself with a stout stick. He drinks three or four glasses of heavy Hungarian wine every day, and smokes his pipe almost inces santly from morning till night. His wife is also deaf, but Otherwise she is in good health. Both of them en- Joy a hearty meal, and both delight to see their descendants around them. AD MEN GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO EAT The Spokane Ad Men's club will gather around the festive board to morrow noon at Oakes cafe for the regular semi-monthly lunch. A full attendance is desireu. as a number of Important topics will be dis cussed. Tom Keene, advertising manager of the Wonder depart ment store and president of the Ad club, will give a little talk on re tall advertising that will be of more than passing interest. HOODOO NUMBER DOES ITS DEADLY WORK FORT WAYNK, Ind . April 14.— 'Hub," demurred Chailes D. Tillo, manager of the Fort Wayne News paper union when he received from the secretary of state's office an au tomobile license a* required by state law and a tag numbered Al3, "I don't know about this." But friends were waiting for the trial trip of the new car and he hitched on the tag anyway. Tillo ha.! been out less than half an hour before he ran down a boy In rounding a corner. On his re turn he sent the hoodoo number back to the office of issue, with an explanation. He got a uew uuiik ber.