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NEWSPAPER IN SPOKANE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE HORSEMEN HOPE TO SELL POOLS AGAIN THIS FALL Fair Management Declares It Has No Such Plan in View. An effort is to be made to repeal the anti-poolsel'.lng ordinance so that gambling may go on at the Interstate fair races this fall. Just how It is to be contrived is a ques tion yet unsettled. Local horsemen who are now in Seattle remarked before they left that they intend ed to induce horsemen there to send their strings to this city be cause they were confident that there would be no legal objection to pool selling by that time, which meant that the ordinance was to be repealed. In such case, of course. Mayor Moore would have to take another trip Bast. When questioned this morning Manager Robert H. Cosgrove, of the fair, declared in no uncertain terms that If there was any such move on the fair directors were not con cerned in It. "We have made our plans with pool selling eliminated," said he. COULD NOT ESCAPE SHAME BODY OF SUICIDE FOUND AT PORT TOWNSEND BELIEVED TO BE THAT OF PENNSYL VANIA CAPITOL GRAFTE. PORT TOWNSRND, Wash.. June 22. —Information has reached here leading to the belief that a dead body found here two weeks ago was that of J. G. Rrain and that he committed suicide because of ex posures in (he state capitol cases of Pennsylvania recently. A tail or's mark and part of a letterhead bearing the name of a Philadelphia architectural decorating firm served to identify him. The body was found in shrubbery near the city park with $16 in the pockets. Nearby was a scrap of paper on which was penciled: "May God forgive me." It is supposed ho was aa route to Treadwell, Aaskn as a strikebreaker. COURT LOCKS JURY IN AGAIN "WASHINGTON, D. C, June 22.— Responding to a summons from the court, the Jury in the Hyde-Benson land fraud cases today reported in ability to agree on a verdict. The Jury has been out since Friday. Justice Stafford refused to accept this as final and again requested the jurymen to lay aside all preju dices and opinions formed since they were locked up and go over the evidence in the ease as though no discussion had been held. He asked them to discuss the case dis passionately and arrive at a ver dict, The Jury was then locked up. Several reports as to how the Jury stood are circulated, ranging from 11 to 1 for guilty to 8 to 1 for acquittal, but It is Impossible to learn definitely how the jury stands. PAPER TRUST FIRED (48,000 NISW YORK, June 22.—Federal Judge House today fined 24 manu facturers of manila paper $2,000 each on pleas of guilty to the charge of violating the Sherman anti-trust law. Twenty-three members of the al leged combination were Indicted by the federal grand jury last week. Virginia to make new coal record SRATTIJL June 22— The creaw of the battleship Virginia is going after the navy's record for coaling from lighters when the big ship comes out of drydock next Satur day. The Virginia's crew won the record August, I'JOfi, at Newport, and held It until the Georgia coaled at Puget Sound nuvy yard a month ago. TONY CASTI.EMON BURIED The remains of Tony Cast lemon, ago 2S, who died ut Portland on Sa turday, were Interred this morn ing In Greenwood cemetery. The fniteral ceremony was held at the Hew PinglAAd undertaking parlors. Ab'v.t a year ago Tony married Mir* Ella Bklnner, daughter of J. k Bl.inner, at Hlllynrd. n,> is sur vived by till Wife, inrents, tliree ait;*.; a gal two biother*. "And you may state that the fair management has nothing to do with any such a thing. We gave our word last year that after the fair we would not interfere with the passage of the anti-poolselling measure or endeavor to disobey it in future." Although the principal racing ar ranged by the management is har ness events, it is safe to say that some fast running events will be seen, almost equal to last year, when gambling was allowed. Fol lowing the Spokane meet this year there will be meets at Walla Walla and Lewlston. From the North Yakima state fair many of the own ers will ship their stock here and race for some of the purses, as this is preferable, it is said, to lay ing idle without a chance of mak ing any money. By bringing the thoroughbreds here the horsemen would break a long Jump to Walla Walla and Lewlston. ACQUAINTANCE COSTS $220 Val Cole, of the Riverside hotel, reported to the police today that a casual acquaintance with a female of Spanish cast of countenance cost him $220 last night. He met her near the Hawthorne school, a conversation ensued and presently Cole found himself alone. He didn't even have the company of his fat wallet of a few moments before. The woman he described has not yet been apprehended. MIXED DRINK TODAY It's a mixed drink today. At noon the new water from the un derground system was turned into the mains for about an hour, then shut off while alterations were made. At 3 o'clock the pure water was again turned on. There are still several million gallons of water in the big reservoir and the mains that will have to be used up. Construction Engineer Grant fig ures it will take three days to ex haust the river water entirely. STATESMAN DEAD IN WRECK BATON ROUGH, Ia„ June 22.— Several are reported killed and many injured today in a wreck ou the Baton Rouge Eastern railroad. State Representative Jones is said to be among tho dead. Several senators and representatives were injured. POST BACK FROM CHICAGO Frank T. Post, delegate at large from this state to the republican national convention, returned to day. D, T. Ham, delegate from this district, is not expected back until July 1. Mr. Post is confident that Taft and Sherman will be tho winning ticket this fall, and is well satisfied with tlie work of the con vention. TWO ARE GUILTY WASHINGTON, D C, June 22.— Frederick A. Hyde and Joost Schneider were found guilty on all countH, John A. Benson and Henry Dimond not guilty In the land fraud cases late this afternoon. I KAISER PLEADS GUILTY Fred Kaiser, proprietor of the Kaiser hotel, pleaded guilty this afternoon to selling liquor on Sun day and wns fined $50 and costs by Justice Hinkle. Oracle on Prisons FORT WAYNE, Tnd., June 22.™ Alex. Johnson knows all about prisons, prison reforms, and help for the poor and afflicted. He is secretary of the national confer ence on charities and corrections. He has an office here and one In Indianapolis. A great part of !ilr work consists in circulating litera ture about penitentiaries, reform school, etc, and nusverliig hun dreds of queries about criminals and unfortunate*. He nss more in formation about houses el correc tion than any othei man in ihe country. THE SPOKANE PRESS COWARD CUR LIAR THIEF SAN FRANCISCO, June 22.— Coward, liar, thief, cur, were some of the epithet applied to Walter Barnett, accused wrecker of the California Safe Deposit & Trust Co., by Assistant District Attorney Cook today in one of the fiercest invectives ever hurled against a man at the bar. Cook went at length Into the evi dence that was introduced. Fre quently pointing his finger at the defendant, who sat unmoved, Cook asked for conviction on the first count on whicn Barnett is being tried, that of stealing $31,700 as special administrator of the estate of the late Ellen M. Colton. "That man Barnett," cried Cook, "is guilty of the worst kind of breach of faith. He was false to the trust put in him by the dead, and guilty of a breach of the laws of finance. Gentlemen, upon your verdict depends the financial con fidence of this city." He said Brown, Barnett and Treadwell were responsible for wrecking the bank. Brown is serv ing a term in the penitentiary. The defense speaks this afternoon and the case will probably go to the jury tonight. SET HEARING ON DAY LABOR The city council, which meets in regular session Tuesday night, will take up the matter of day labor to the extent of setting a day for hear ing the report of Thomas Maloney and other union labor men who were appointed a committee to prepare B statement in defense of day labor as applied on Washing ton st. bridge. Recently Councilman in troduced an ordinance abolishing day labor and doing all bridge work in future by contract. He alleged that the enormous cost of the structure was on account of day labor experiment. Mr. Ma loney and othei«, however, declare that It was not tho fact that the work was done by day labor that ran the expenses so high, but that the excess was due to negligence and mismanagement. On account of the regular meeting having a mass of business whicli will not wait, the council will take time to go Into a lengthy debate as to rela tive merits of day labor and con tract work Tuesday. MINE YIELDS $744 EVERY HOUR RENO. Nov., June 22. —According to a smelter report just made pub lic the Rogers mining syndicate has completed a record week in gold production, having taken out $744 per hour from the mine between Jnne 3 and 10. WANT STREETCARS TO STOP AT CHANDLER A largo number of property own ers have petitioned the city coun cil to pass a resolution ordering the W. W. P. to stop streetcars for pedestrians at the corner of Fifth ay. nnd Cbaudellor st. They would be saved much lime and travel if the company would stop cars for them at the desired point. The council will refer the matter to the street committee. ANOTHER PLACE THAT NEEDS WATER Fire yesterday afternoon con sumed the home <>f \v. C. smith, Thirty-fourth and Arthur, Although the fire department was railed out iv time, water could not be secured because Ihe nearest hydrant was a mile distant, it was reported yes terday that the fire was a repeti tion of the Country club conflagra tion and the destruction of prop erty was due tot the lack of water in tho mains. This was disproved this morning, however, by Assistant Fire Chief Joyce. TAFT AFTER THE NEGRO VOTE WASHINGTON, D, C, June 22.— Tuft's campaign managers are busy getting out literature to capture the negro vote. The secretary fears this vote more than be does organ ized labor, according to those In position to Know. The appoint ment of a negro to preside over tlie great convention at Chicago while Lodge nominated Guild for vice president was the first step, politi cian! say, in a campaign that is calculated to outdo the efforts of Foraker to gather all the colored votes Into his camp before tlie Chi cago convention. J. (". Do re brought suit for di vorce from Ulllon Dore this morn ing on tlie ground ol' de>erlion. They married in this city, April 12 lUOS. ■ ■ ■■ • Weather—Tonight and Tuesday; warmer Wednesday. gSPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, JUNE, 22 1908. KING EDWARD HAS THE S WELLED HEAD BY HARRY G. FARMER Special OorrMpond.no. to Th. Press LONDON, June 22.—Ring Ed ward is losing his popularity among his own subjects and Is run ning the risk of becoming one of the most disliked monarchs in Europe. His majesty Is suffering from a bad attack of swelled head and is accused of seeking to reintroduce into England personal government by the king. According to the English con stitution, the king is a mere figurehead, with even less to do than the vice president of the United States. When Queen Vic toria was on the throne, it was not difficult to keep her from interfer ing with the government of the country, but King Edward has a much stronger personality than his mother had and he wants a large say in all international questions. As soon as .he got the crown Edward informed his ministers that he was not going to put up with a minor interest in England's affairs and intended to be a king in fact as well as in name. Then he began tours of Europe, discussing foreign relations with other governments and directing the policy of his own country as If he had been a czar. At first the people of England said nothing, for they didn't like to publish the fact that King Ed was trying his level best to imi tate George IV. But these continental Journeys of the king have begun to get on the nerves of the foreign office, and as Edward's conduct has grown more and more disrespectful to constitu tional usages, murmuring* are now beginning. It Is very unusual for an English newspaper to criticise any member of the royal family, but stories are now appearing, and letters to the editor are being published. Jumping on King Ed, and reminding him that the old adage of "The king can do no wrong" simply means that ho can do no wrong because he Is sup posed to do nothing at all. When Campbell-Bannerman re signed the premiership a few weeks ago and Asquith succeeded him, King Ed, who was taking a holiday WIFE TRIES TO KILL HERSELF THOUGHT HUSBAND HAD DE SERTED HER, BUT THIS IS DENIED BY BROTHER —MAY RECOVER FROM WOUND. Mrs. S. A. Heudrlx attempted sui cide yesterday afternoon at 7 Front ay. by shooting herself In the right breast as the result of despondency over family affairs. She was taken to Sacred Heart hospital where this morning she is better and there are hopes of her recovery. Her husband went nway about noon Saturday and it is declared that Mrs. Hendrix thought he had gone for good. H. E. Hendrix said this morning that his brother went to Blue Creek on business and would have returned this morning but missed tlie train. Just previous to shooting herself Mrs. Hendrix sent her sister, Ma bel McCain, out of the room. She had declared on numerous occa sions that she would do away with herself and when Miss McCain heard the shot she ran screaming for help from the house. The po lice were notified instantly and the patrol with officers and Dr. C. E. Blkenbary hurried to the scene. Be fore shooting herself Mrs. Heudrix wrote a note to her husband de claring her love for him and her belief that he had left her forever. OYSTER BAY NOW READY FOR TAFT OYSTER RAY, June 22 —Roose- velt went into his summer schedule today and look us play with almost as much vigor as he has given work in Washington. The presi dent was up early. Taft Is expect ed to arrive this week and ho will lie the most important visitor of the summer. It ts not announced how long he will remain, but It Is expected that he and the president will make formal plans for the campaign. POODLES BETTER LOVED THAN BABES IN BOSTOI* UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, June 22. —"There are women in Boston who send their poodles to hear Caruso. They get their dogs' nails manicured. Indeed, I have seen doggies taken to ride in oaten* es for their health with maids hold ing a parasol over each (tip." This statement, made Sunday by Rev. Herbert S. Johnson, paster of Warren si Baptist church, of Bos ton, who delivered the boo calaureate sermon to a graduating class, created a itlr In local society 1 KING EDWARD at Biarritz, in the south of France, did not come to London to receive the oafh of allegiance from the new premier, but made Asquith travel half-way across Europe, leaving England with no responsible gov ernment head. This was unprece dented, and the king had such a lot of nasty things said about him in the English papers that he got frightened, packed bis grip on the Jump and came home to receive the oaths of the new members of As qutth's cabinet. Then the king allowed a friend of his, a champagne agent, to use Buckingham palace as his office and send out letters on Buckingham palace letter paper, soliciting or ders. For this, Edward was repri manded in the house of commons. Then he had Mme. Titcomb, an ac tress, exiled from Hyde park be cause her sheath skirt riding habit displeased him. Edward's Journey to Russia to call on the czar has laid him open to more criticism than anything else he has done. There was a de bate about the journey in parlia ment and an efTort was made to compel the government to order the king to stay at home. English peo ple thought that Edward should keep away from the czar while the Russian people are struggling for WHERE IS SUMMER? Today is the date popularly re marked as the longest in the year. As a matter of fact there are sev eral days at this period that are of equal length, the sun rising a few minutes before 4 and setting a few minutes before 8. o'clock. But the days will be growing shorter from now on. And where Is sum mer? BOARD NEEDS BIGGER FORCE The health board tomorrow night will ask the council for three ad ditional inspectors on account of the extra work required by the an nexation of territory to the city a few months ago. At present there are Aye Inspectors, assigned to markets, alleys, fumigation, dairies and vaults. FIRE DAMP KILLS DOZEN MINERS PARIS. June 22— Twelve miners were killed by a damp explosion at St. Etienne today and many are in jured. Details of the catastrophe are lacking. The death list may be Increased. Relief trains are on the way. LOST $12,000 IN BLACK DIAMONDS The entire detective force today is on a still hunt for suspicious characters who robbed the Center Star mine at Rossland, B. C, Sa turday night and secured $12,000 worth of black diamonds used in diamond drills. The stones are about the sire of peas and no one not familiar with their worth would take time to steal them if they were Ikying around iv hyshels. But their value Is abont $.<.., a karat. The Stolen stones are the property of Fnxl Stone. EBl6 Baldwin ay., a mine e° n, ractor. He ha\s offered a reward of $1,000 for their return. circles. He declared there are children 5 years old In Boston who have never seen a blade of grass, and spoke of the recent ball given by a New Jersey belle whose father turned loose imported butterflies costing $100,000. while women four blocks away were working for $1 a week Rev. Johnson graduated from the University of Oregon In 1889. His father war. its first president, lie was oontraatlni social problem*, poodles and aristocracy with work ing people. their liberties, and not seem to countenance the brutal rule of St. Petersburg by spending a couple of days with Nicholas. Edward, how ever couldn't be turned from his purpose and he has got one more black mark against him. Edward is bitterly jealous of the German emperor and is insanely convinced that he has a heaven given mission to bring about uni versal peace. He believes he Is the only man who can stave off Euro pean war and that if he should die it would be a catastrophe to man kind. He is as anxious to keep in the limelight of publicity as any vain ballet girl, and he has not yet awakened to the fact that be is getting deeper and deeper into a morass of unpopularity. If somebody doesn't give him a hint soon he will receive a bump that will jar the breath out of him. The people of England are very jealous of their rights and they won't stand for any monarch run ning state affairs. YAQUIS IKE LAST STAND CITY OF MEXICO, June 22.— Fearing massacre of Americans by Yaquis Indians in the northern states of Mexico, U. S. and Mexi can troops are waging a vigorous warfare to crush out the murder ous tribe in a battle today at Buena Vista, in Chihauhau. The Indians resisted so desper ately that 20 were killed and many wounded. Townspeople aided the soldiers, even women taking a hand. The war department has planned a campaign of extermina tion, believing this the only effec tive way of putting an end to the depredations of the Indians. MURDER WOMAN TRYING TO STARVE DEVIL OUT OF HER CHICAGO, June 22—Following allegation that she was starved to death by "devil chasers," the police are today making an investigation of circumstances surrounding the demise of Mrs. Louisa Thompson, wife of Rev. Adam Thompson, of a new cult at Zion City. Sensational exposures are promised, but no ar rests have been made so far. The woman was burled Friday. It is reported that the cult de cided Mrs. Thompson was possess ed of devils and she was submitted to the fasting treatment to "expell the devils." When she begged for a morsel of food and water, crying out that she was being gnawed to <le:ith by hun ger and was burning with thirst, the watchers refused, saying: "Hold out a little longer, dear sis ter, and the evil one will be de feated." The woman's body was emaciated and drawn on horrible lines, indi cating the most excruciating suffer ing. Y. M. C. A. STARTS LONGEST FOOTRACE CLEVELAND, June 81—Athletes from the Y. M. C. A. throughout the state today started In the longest relay foot race ever held. The con tentants leave Cleveland and the last relay will finish in Cincinnati" Wednesday. Mayor Johnson at the start handed But the hrst section of a relay letter to Mayor Mark breit, CinclwiatL NEWSPAPERMAN APPOINTED OYSTER HAY. June 22. - Roose velt today announced Ut* appoint ment of John Callan O'loughlln, a prominent Washington correspon dent, as secretary of Ihe American branch of tlie Japanese exposition, ~F ONE CENT SIXTH YEAR, NO. 194. 25 CENTS PER MONTH DEADLY BLAST SMITES CHICAGO CHICAGO, June 22.—This city today is in the grip of a terrible heat wave. Before noon there were two deaths and a dosen pros trations. William Hobson, age 55, dropped dead in a downtown alley. Frank Pass, age 35, was overcome and died in a swoon in La Grange, a suburb. The weather bureau promises no relief until night. In business sections the pave ments and stone walls are throwing CZAR BANISHES WOMEN FROM RUSSIAN COLLEGES ALLEGED ACTIVITY IN REVO LUTIONARY MOVEMENT LEADS TO SWEEPING ORDER DENYIN G WOMEN HIGHER EDUCATION ST. PETERSBURG, June 22.— The czar today promulgated one of the most sweeping measures ever issued In Russia, by which all wom en students are ordered expelled from Russian universities. The or der afreets 200, many of whom are nearlng graduation, and bitterness Is widespread. The czar issued the instructions to Minister Vonkauffman, chief of "HELLO BILL" YELL YALE CLASSMATES NEW HAVEN, June 22.—"H0110, Bill." He is Bill Taft today. "Big Bill," of class 78, to the old "grads." who gathered at the sta tion this afternoon to greet Taft. The crowds assembling here to at tend commencement exercises claim Taft belongs to them. They are preparing to wake up old Eli tonight. Those in charge of ar rangements say it's going to be a "slam bang" affair. HOPKINS DISBARMENT TRIAL POSTPONED The disbarment proceedings against Attorney James Hopkin3 have been postponed until tomor row owing to the inability to secure a judge to officiate. The case was to have come up this morning be fore Judge Huneke. but he Is busy and the prospects are that he and the other three judges will be busy for some time. The disbarment case will consume several weeks, it is expected. Judge Huneke has communicated with every judge in the state, try ing to get one to come here and handle the case. On Saturday he asked Gov. Mead to appoint a judge to handle the case, and an answer, which was promised for this morn ing, is expected hourly. PLEAD GUILTY TO SERIOUS CHARGE Ray Hrown, Guy Maeger and Dick Boughton, the youngsters who were arrested tor contributing to the delinQuence of young girls, pleaded guilty before Judge Huneke this morning. They will be dealt with later. At present they are in the custody of the juvenile depart, ment. CRUEL PARENTS LOSE THEIR CHILDREN The cruelty of Mr. and Mrs. Ji hn Gunter, of Hlllyard, to their two young daughters, Garnet and Lil lian, culminated this morning In Judge Huneke taking the children away from the parents. Until a dis position can be made of them they will be left in the care of tho juvenile matron. A home will be found for them. TWO MORE AUTO OWNERS ARRESTED Two mure careless autoists were arrested yesterday for allowing gasoline to drip upon the pavement, Barly In the day Patrolman Scott nabbed B. K. Keeney and later Daniels caught J. P, Jackson. Both were released on $10 bonds. ROBBED WOMEN AS THE V KNEL T IN PR A YER SAN FRANCISCO, June 22.—The police are looking for the young j woman who is believed to have been making a practice of robbing| wealthy women *rhilf they were at j i prayer iv St. Mary's cathedral here I the largest Cataolto church in the West. J off heat waves, and it is hardly poe* sible to walk the streets. Suffer ing 1b Intense in skyscrapers, where congested conditions exist. Elec tric fans are going by thousands, but they merely keep the hot air stirring and ofTer no relief. Hospitals are prepared to give quick attention to the prostrated and ambulances are dashing through the streets. Reports say there are many prostrations at the stockyards. ' • -_ the bureau of public instruction, and sets forth that hereafter no women will be admitted to any of the universities. This action is the result of activity on the part of women students in revolutionary; movements, women being open in encouragement of men students in attacks upon the government. An appeal is being made to the douma for relief from the edict. Students proclaim the order other effort of the government to) force the nation back into the dark; ages and denounce it as stifling progress. Some of the shrewdest fear the result of the edict, and riots are expected. NEW YORKERS CREER TAFT NEW YORK, June 22.—Taft was greeted with loud cheers when ho arrived at the Pennsylvania station in Jersey City today. He was given another ovation when he landed at the Twenty-third st. ferry. This was New York's first glimpse of him as a presidential candidate. Frank Kellogg, trust-buster, was with Taft. They went to the Hotel Manhattan to confer on trust mat ters. Mrs. Taft and daughter met them at the hotel. At noon Taft left for New Haven to attend the Yale commencement. At New Lon don he will witness the Yale-Har vard boat races Thursday. From New London he will return to New York to meet Luke Wright, new secretary of war. Both will go to Oyster Bay to confer with the presi dent. Taft expects to return to Wash ington Saturday to wind up his business in the war department. He refused to discuss politics. He expects to spend September and October at his home in Cincinnati. BIG STICK WILL STILL BE BUSY WASHINGTON, D. C, June 22.— According to Franklin Lane, chair man of the Interstate commission, Roosevelt's elimination from the po liieal field will not cause a cessa tion of prosecution of transporta tion companies for violation of the railroad rate law. "The commission has power to call U. S. district attorneys throughout the country to secure in dictments of railroads for granting rebates," said Lane. "Indictments are now being brought, and others will be framed when it is found the law is being violated." INSPECTORS ASK FEED FOR HORSES The city council on Tuesday night will be asked to pass an or dinance allowing Health Inspectors Heath and Reinwald expense for horse feed. It was only a few months ago that the council allow ed $15 a month for this expense. Theh inspectors are now receiving $90 a month pay, which Includes horse expense. The other Inspec tors receive only $75 a month. Heath and Reinwald claim that it is impossible to keep their hoi sea for $15 a month. They expect to show to the council where the coßt is greater. The latest victim is Miss S. Con (esse Sea well. Norfolk. Va.. who 1, st a handbag containing $103 in gold aim valuable stones. Sho so from prayer to learn that an i' her bag had been substituted for hers.