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NEWSPAPER IN SPOKANE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE STANDARD OIL BUYS BANK Takes Sweeny's Interest in the Ex change National. Sale of the Exchange National bank of this city to the National City bank, the great Standard Oil financial institution of New York city, is reported today from New York. In the absence of E. T. Coman, vice president of the Exchange Na tional, who is now on his way home from New York, where he has heen for the past 10 days, no official in formation is obtainable at the bank as to the terms of the deal. It is stated that the stock has not yet been transferred. Charles Sweeny, who was the president and neaviest Stockholder of the Exchange National, is known to have been associated with Stan dard Oil interests in Eastern deals. Mr. Coman has had actual manage ment of the bank here. As a result of the sale it is pre dicted that Mr. Coman will be come president ol the hank. Exchange National stock is quot ed at about $180 per share af the present time. To secure a con trolling Interest the National City BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL VICTIM OF MURDERER TROY, N. V., July 13.—Showing evidences of murder, the body of Hazel Drew, a beautiful girl, age 19, of Troy, was found today float ing in Teal pond, 10 milt* from the city. The revolting crime recalls the drowning of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette. Hazel has heen missing from home since July 4. MOTHER WORRIES FOR DAUGHTER Fearing for her daughter's wel fare, Mrs. F. W. French of San FranClSCO, Cal., has written to Po-j lice Chief Rice, asking that he j look nil the girl. The daughter's maiden name was Grace French. I bul she married a man named L, F. | MacNeil. Last June Mrs. MacNeil wrote from Wallace, to her mother, asking for money. It wns sent to her. Then French received a telegram notifying her to send the mono) to Spokane instead. This she did, but It has never been called for. ' Mrs. MacNeil is described as 20 | years old,, five feet five inches tall, fair complexion, dark hair and brown eyes. Her teeth are partic ularly even and whit eso much so as to be instantly noticed. INSANE NORSEMAN TERRIBLE FIGHTER Ole Haloa, a Norwegian, fought five policemen yesterday in the Berlin hotel. H7l Main ay.. when they attempted to subdue him, lie was Anally manacled and taken to jail. Where a charge of Insanity was lodged against him, lit" Imagines the police are going to kill him. Patrolman Hage, a Norwegian, talked with HaJoi in their native tongue hut all he could glean of the man's history is that he came hero from Wallace and that he has a sweetheart and her relatives Want to take his life. KNOCKED DOWN BY CAR Early lant evening an eastbound Hillyard streetcar si ruck William Foerschler, an employe of the Schade brewery and severely in jured him about the head and face. Foerschler had alighted from a westbound car in t ho middle Of the block on Front near Bernard and i stepped directly In front of the other ear. He lives at 1208 Fred die ay. 6HRINERS MEET TOMORROW RT. PAUL, July 13 —Tho sign of the scimitar and crescent is seen In every window today in honor of the assembled Nobles of the Mys tic Shrine who are here to attend tho imperial council which opens tomorrow morning. HORSETHIEF SENTENCED Waller Rines, the confessed horsethlef who stole a valuable ani mal from his friend, A. .1. Wilson of Opportunity, last week, was sen tenced to serve an Indeterminate term of from one to 10 years In the penitentiary by Judge lluuekc this worn ing. hank would have to purchase ap proximately 3800 shares making a consideration of more than $000,- -000 at least. The present capitalization and surplus of the Exchange is given at $1,250,000. With the advent of the Rockefeller interests into the local banking field it is expected that the Exchange will be made one of the-greatest' financial insti tutions of the country and used as a distributing center for Standard Oil financial operations in this sec tion of the Northwest. This deal will eliminate Sweeny from the Spokane field as he Is re ported lo have closed out his other personal investments in Spokane. To a casual observer It looks as if Sweeny had suffered Helnze's fate in going into Wall st. Rumors of his speculative diffi culties were the most dangerous symptoms the Exchange bank had to face during the stringency, al though nothing actually serious re sulted and the bank's integrity stood the test. The skull was crushed, and an ex amination Indicates that she was horribly maltreated before death. Several people saw a big auto with Do lights pass toward the pond with two men and two women on the night of the Fourth, When It returned It carried two men and one woman. Friends of the girl are being closely questioned. HERE'S ANOTHER DEMOCRAT Another bold democrat has bob bed up right in the midst of a host of republicans, and tiled his name for nomination at the primaries for county commissioner from the First district. He is William C. Plttam, a rancher of Hillyard He is the second democrat to file, the other being ti. ES, Stone, who wants to he sheriff. And then there's ('apt John Gray, councilman. He is contemplating tiling soon —as soon as he can mus ter up sufficient courage to mix witn the numerous republican ap plicants for Sheriff Doak's job. WON'T TACKLE T. ROOSEVELT LINCOLN, July IS.—ln a con ference between Hryan and lead ers of a democratic party today, it was decided to let Roosevelt alone during the coming campaign. Theo dore Bell told Bryan thai democ racy was lost in California If Roosevelt is attacked, Qompers, who is here, said: "1 will vote for Bryan, and use every honorable means to secure his elect ion.Speak only for myself and won't predict how the labor vote will go. 1 a mperfectly satis fled with the anti-injunction plank.'' Kern arrived today to consult With Bryan regarding the campaign in Indiana., RESCUER AND CHILDREN LOST VANCOUVER, 11. C. July 18.— Three persons were drowned in English hay early today. Little children wading got beyond their depth. A medical man plunged in to save them aim drowned. Two little girls perished, while two oth ers were resuscltnted after great difficulty, Dave Lewis, deputy county audi tor, has takes a campaign layoff to elect State Senator Harry Rosen haupt to congress. Dave says he has the votes in sight right now, hut he's going to get still busier ami is opening headquarters in room SO6, Frat tragi building, on Wall und Sprague. Laws Is rated the sharpest campaigner that beats the bushes iv Spokane county. The police are looking for GoldiSJ Hlnkley, age 13, and Allie Koss, age Hi. who ran away from their home at 0111 Adams st. on July 9. The girls are chums. The lioss girl run uway ouco before. THE SPOKANE PRESS PARASITES EXPOSED BY PRESS IN SPOKANE AT EAST IN LAW'S GRIP The Federal Secret Service Follows Gouyets to France and Back Again. "Uncle Sam was never so angry in his life." in the foregoing words Major Alfred Hampton, immigration in spector stationed in Helena, Mont., describes the tenacious pursuit, ar rest and imprisonment of Pete and Adolph Gouyet, the notorious Frenchmen who for years defied the municipal governments of Spo kane and other western cities, by boldly importing and enslaving white women from France, c#m pelllng them to live immoral lives and give their masters the money. The latter lived high and came to he known as the "kings of the para sites." Credit for the final capture ol the notorious slavers, and the col lection of the evidence necessary to convict them is accredited to The Press and Detective Fred Pearson of the local police force. The Frenchmen and two women they imported are now in jail in Helena under heavy bonds. The federal grand jury is about ready to return true bills against all four. They will then be tried before the federal court of Helena and afte." they have served their sentences of imprisonment the government will deport them. The attention of Sec. Strauss, head of the Immigration bureau, was first called to the white slave industry by the publication in The Press last fall, of a series of ar ticles divulging secrets of the para site gang, who for years defied the government. The articles told- of a mysterious ranch on the St. Joe river which the French women feared worse than death for when once sent to it, they never returned and their friends heard no more of them. This was one of the penal ties meted out by their masters whenever they gave away secrets to the police, or endeavored to es eap bondage. The Press also told of how the women feared to accompany their masters to Coeur d'Alene lake for there were Instances when some of them failed to return. It was said that they went hack to France but their relatives back there never heard of them. Prominent leaders of this hand of Frenchmen were the Gouyet brothers. They were known as the "king*" of the band. Their word was law and they were feared as much by the others as any Turkish despot. They didn't, appear to fear arrest. When necessary they would leave the county or state it the chase after them became too hot. For hundreds of miles around Spokane their spies met every train to seek out fleeing slaves and compel them to go into bondage again. The series of articles reached the U. S. department at Washing ton ami secret ngents came here. Hut to all appearances they were up against the same thing as local police officers, It seemed impossi ble to obtain sufficient evidence to convict the men of any crime be sides vagrancy, For this they were arrested many times, cheer fully paid their tines, and continued to do business at the old stands. Nightly they held revels nnd big wine debauches. Finally things not so hot for them I hey moved out to Minnehaha park. In a drunk en revel one night several of them auctioned their women. traded them for money and concessions. A wild debauch followed the sale. Tho park was supposed to be un der supervision of the sheriff's of fice. Hut tho news leaked out and this was another score against the Frenchmen. Still, although the po lice tried their best to scene accur ate Information and evidence enough to secure convictions, it was impossible. The women dared not do otherwise than swear to lies. They were willing to go to jail lor perjury rather than run the risk of divulging Information. Fol lowing Tlie Press article! city of ficials abolished the dives along Front ay. At the close of the racing season the prosecuting at torney's office t'nally cleaned out Minnehaha. There was then no longer any revenue for the Frenchmen here so they went to coast cities. Last October the Gouyet broth ers drew all their money which It Is estimated amounted to close to $100,000 out of local and coast banks. Then they started for France with their favorite women. Pete's favorite was Henot DUVOn, known here as "Minion." Adolph took Emma Vigno, known as "Er ma." When they left for New- York secret agents of the govern ment followed them and saw them and saw them embark for the old country on the steamship Laßavoy, The French government was then communicated with and it sent its secret agents to meet the Gouyet brothers, They were under sur veillance In France, last March Weather —Showers tonight and Tuesday. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON,,MONDAY, JULY 13, 1908. they once more embarked for thjs country. This was the first real evidence secured. It became a Question of following them until they once more forced the women they brought info an immoral life. The Frenchmen went to Los Angeles hut dared not carry out their plans. Then they went to Helena, Mont. As soon as they put their women In immoral houses, the news was flashed to Washing ton. Instructions returned to Major Hampton to arrest them and use every endeavor to secure a conviction. Officer Fred Pearson, who was the main witness against the "kings of the parasites" here, was or dered to Helena. For about two years be had been especially de tailed to keep order In the notoiv ions Yale and Main blocks in this city where the French women were located. One French girl was so bold one day following trou ble with her master, to pour into Pearson's ear a tale of cruelty, white slavery and defiance of law almost unbelleveable. With this information as a clew, Pearson worked nearly a year gathering further information and datn. He discovered that Gouyet was the real head of the powerful French organization formed for the pur pose of importing and enslaving their young countrywomen whom they sent to the old country for under the representation that, therd was lots of money to be made in America in an honorable manner. Once in Spokane, which was a cen tral shipping point like a cattle market, the women were taught the immoral existence they were to follow. They were then sold to the highest bidder. Some of the Frenchmen owned as high as six slaves. It is claimed that at one time Pete himself laid claim to It). Pearson worked on the cast with grim determination. He made friends with the Frenchmen and added greatly to his knowledge of their operations in that manner. Hut this evidence was never suf ficient to secure convictions so he waited. During all this time he kept a complete memoranda of names and dates. It was with the aid of this that a strong case has been made out against the Frenchmen and they are now in a fair way to be sent to the IT- S. prison and de ported after they have served their sentences. Both the Frenchmen are finding it hard. Accustomed as they had been to living on the fat of the land, prison fare goes poorly with them. Both are now mere shadows of their former selves. Pearson returned yesterday from Helena elated at his success. Major Hampton highly commends him for his good work. He will be called to Helena again to re peat his evidence before the IT. S. court when the men are finally tried. SHAH'S UNCLE AFTER HIS SCALP NOW TEHERAN, July 13.—News was received here today that /Cillas, an mule of Mohammed Ali Mirza, the shah, is advancing on the capltol with a large army of revolutionists has thrown tlie Persian capital into' a state of terror. It is believed here that the shall does not Intend to reestablish constitutional gov ernment and that the revolution will eventually break out afresh in all parts of the empire. Whether the revolution will succeed is a question, because it is thought Rus sia will aid the shah. Every day sees fresh threats against the life of Mir/.a. The threats are posted on blank walls throughout the city. ELKS OPEN SESSION OT DALLAS TODAY DALLAS. Texas. July 13.—Near ly every delegate elected to the annual national convention of the Elks was present today when the sessions were formally opened. John K. Tenor, grand exalted ruler, made the principal address. An elaborate Mexican dinner will be served to 40,000 at the close of the session. MIDSUMMER DANCING The second party of the Mid summer Daneluj; club under the di rection of Mrs, ldabelle Garrett, will be given at tbe pavilion at Nalatorium park this evening. The pavilion has been reserved for the exclusive use of the club aud only those holding invitations or tickets will he admitted. Three more par ties will hi' given during the sum |iuer at intervals of two weeks. CALL THE POLICE LOOK WHAT'S HERE WHAT CHANCE WOULD MAN HAVE BEHIND THIS THING IN A THEATER? Man, take notice! It behooves you to stop knock ing the "Merry WWow" hat in stanter. The "Merry Widow" is perfectly sane pnd conservative in comparison to the new styled headgear for woman now en route to America from Vienna. Take a look at the picture and judge for yourselt. In the new hat there are no less than four or five pouuds of flow ers, to say nothing of a Hock or two of pigeons, three owls, a frame two feet in diameter and no one knows how much dress goods. The women are justifying tho DIRECT PRIMAR V FEE DECLARED INVALID The money already collected by the county, amounting to more than $1,000, and be still collected for direct primary candidacy filings has been Illegally demanded and accepted according to an opinion furnished The Press today by E. B. Hoffman, of Hoffman & Baileys, at torneys. Mr. Hoffman says: Editor The Press —I noticed the article In your Saturday's edition entitled "Public Pays Bill If Col lins Runs." and in which Mr. Col NEW FACES AND NEW LINEUP The Indians will look a bit dif ferent when they line up against the Tigers tomorrow. Dave Row an will be hacK on first, Hulen will be at second, where he is strictly at home, and Hobby James will be on third. Rowan was secured from Brown before Aberdeen left here. It was rumored that Eddie Quinn hud dickered Stevens and West for • Pug Bennet, of Seattle, but he says they didn't trade. A combination deal was in the air but It fell down somewhere. Third has been the weak spot since Chandler went out with a bud hand. Today Quinn signed Denny Shea of Butte, as a regular catcher. Swin dells was here only to help the band out until Rogers' hand got well. Aberdeen got away with an even break on the series and the Indians can't stand much of that with the Cauucks coming up like a cyclone. HAYWOOD PROBABLY MINER'S PRESIDENN DENVER. July 13. Charles H. Mover today reiterated in Impera tive terms his announcement that he will not allow his name to come before the convention of the West ern Federation of Miners here this week for reoletlon as president. William D. Haywood, former sec retary of the union, will probably be elected president. wearing of the monstrosity by de claring Marie Antoinette and the ladies of her court used to wear something like it in the days of Louis XV. There is a movement afoot to encourage married men to start in boosting the "Merry Widow" in order to maintain that freak in popularity as a lesser evil between the two. At least the "Merry Widow" Is comparatively cheap. It is pointed out if a woman takes it in her head to wear an "Antoinette" the husband might as well buy out a millinery store, and thus at least be in a position to get materials at cost. lins says, "When the public be lieves it has found the right man it should not require him to pay a certain amount of cash for the privilege of accepting this respon sibility," etc. As a matter oi fact the public does not require any man to pay any fee to file his declaration as a candidate for the primary election. Our present primary law con tains such a provision and a scale of fees to be paid, but these pro visions are without constitutional warrant and similar provisions in other states, where the matter has been passed upon, have been heid unconstitutional. There is little doubt hut that il the secretary of state or county au ditor shoul drefuse to file a declara tion of candidacy or print the can didate's name on the primary tickee because of his refusal to pay the fee. the courts would compel the same to be done This very matter was passed upon last year hy the supreme court of North Dakota in Johnson vs. Grand Forks county where sim ilar rulings are cited from Illinois, California, Nebraska, Minnesota and other state. Speaking of this matter the Illinois supreme court says. "There can be no discrimination between candidates based on the ground that one has money and Cffooses to pay for the privilege of being a candidate and the Other has no money or is unwilling to pay for being a candidate." The stand ta!;en by Mr. Collins Is correct so far as it goes, but the principle of requiring a fee to be paid by any on 'in order to be a candidate for public office Is wrong under a democratic form of government. It is contrary to the spirit of the direct primary, and moreover it is unconstitutional. The primary nomination idea is a great advancement upon the old convention methods, but let the pure spirit of that system prevade the whole primary law. It should be free to all: fees of any kind have no place In such a system Believing that the public is in terested in the direct primary sys tem and want Information as to our primary election law I take this means to bring to its attention, | through The IVess, this matter of fees, about which I believe no law yer has any serious doubt. Yours, | truly, ft. li. Hoffman. =? ONE CENT SIXTH YEAR, NO. 212. 25 CENTS PER MONTH NO NEW BRIDGE BOND ISSUE TILL STREETCAR COMPANIES PLAY FAIR I do not favor any more bridge buflding until we have secured written agreements from the street railway com panies as to what proportion of the costs they will pay. I favor concrete for all new bridges. I favor all work being done by day labor provided it is efficient. I I do not favor bonding the city until every situation has been all figured out and it is known just how much of the bond issue is to be applied to each structure. The city should proceed in its bridge building just as carefully as private individual would.—Mayor Moore. Believing that the present agita tion to bond the city again for ad ditional new bridges is nonsensical until it is cleaily established that the streetcar companies must pay a fair proportion of the cost and this proportion is established be yond possibility of dispute or eva sion, The Press today put the ques tion squarely up to Mayor Moore. The city council and board of public works have displayed an un accountable and inexcusable inabil ity to deal with the streetcar com panies in the matter of bridge cost. That question Is practically right where it was after tbe How ard st. bridge collapsed more than two years ago. Mayor Moore's answer goes straight to the roots of the whole matter. If the taxpayers of the 100,000 PEOPLE SEE OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN LONDON, July 13.— Adrenrhing rain failed to roar the success of the opening of the great Olympic games in the Stadium at Shepherd's Bush at 3 this afternoon, which was attended by 100,000 spectators, including the king and queen and duke and duchess of Sparta, crown prince and princess of Sweden, duke of Argyle, duke and duchess of Connaught and scores of other titled personages. The American team of 90 was given an ovation as the team waved the stars and stripes at the king of England. The first heat in the 1500-meter run was won by J. Sullivan, Irish- MILLIONAIRES FEEL "PINCH" NEW YORK, July 13.—"People must stop spending money thought lessly. We must economize. I have found it necessary to cut down my personal expense," de clared John D. Archboid, active head of the Standard Oil and multi millionaire who has found extra change enough in his jeans to erect several big college buildings in the last few years. Investigation ol the "millionaires' panic" shows that eight represen tatives of families of the "4no" multics are' planning to cut ex penses" beginning August 1. HUNDREDS OF LOAVES TO BE GIVEN AWAY The Home of the Friendless will receive several hundred loaves of bread from the gas company this week. The company is having a contest to find out what lady in Spokane can bake the best loaf of bread on a gas range and all the bread offered will be donated to the home or in case they can not use it all the balance will be distributed among other charitable organiza tions of tbe city, it Is expected that from 1500 to 2000 loaves of broad will be distributed. A com mittee of prominent Spokane ladies will act as judges of the bread. BLACK HAND SLASHER IN ALBERTA A clew to the assailant of Mrs. Angela Rossi in Frank Bruno's sa loon about the middle of June has heen furnished the police by of ficers of MeCloud, Alberta A few nights ago there was a stabbing affray there be-ween two Italians, and the one In jail answers the description of the man who slash ed Mrs. Rossi with a razor. At the time of the crime local Italians notified the police that the assailant was a member of the Black Hand. They wanted to pick a fight with Rossi, so the man kissed Mrs. Rossi on the cheek tints hoping to provoke Rossi Into a fight. But Mrs. Rossi knocked city will get behind him in the policy outlined above there is a prospect of securing safe bridges on an equitable basis. Mayor Moore has always favored bonding the city again for new bridges. But he declared today that he does not favor this move until the street railway companies are on record in black and whit© with iron-clad agreements passed upon by the corporation counsel. Under no circumstances, the mayor says, will he approve an other bond issue until agreements are made with the companies. The last issue of $400,0(mi, which Is about exhausted with just one bridge constructed, was made without its being known just how much could be collected from the companies. Accordingly the Trac tion Co. has paid nothing. American Athletic club New York. Lightbody, Chicago Athletic club, Chicago, second; Meadows, Canada, third. Sullivan's time was 4 min utes 7 3-4 seconds. Melville Shepard, Irish-American team, New York, won the second heat in 4:05 minutes, establishing a new record 2-5 of a second better than Lightbody's at St. Louis; J. P. Halstead, New York Athletic, finished second; Butterfield, Eng land, third. Batterby, England, won the first heat in the 400-meter swim in 5:48 minutes; Lastores, Hungary, sec ond; Goodwin, New York, third. the fellow down and when he got up he laid open the cheek he had kissed, with a razor. Another Ital ian knocked the slasher down and prevented him harming Mrs. Rossi further. This last Italian was known as "Blackie." He has not been seen since he interfered and the inference !s that the Black, Hand has done away with him. THAW STAYS IN JAIL WHITE PLAINS, N. V., July 13. —Without gaining his request for a hearing by jury on the question of his mental condition, Harry Thaw is happy today because he will be permitted to remain in jail at Poughkeepsie until the third Monday in September instead ot going back to the asylum at Matte wan. Justice Mills adjourned the Thaw bearing today without an nouncing a decision on the ques tion of a jury, putting the matter over until September. Thaw is more certain than ever that he will soon gain his liberty. He has luxurious quarters with Sheriff Chanler in the Pough keepele jail. FALLS FROM TOP OF TRAIN. James Sullivan, a miner. Jivho was beating his way to this city on the N. P.. fell from the top ot the train just out of Marshall and broke his arm Saturday night. He was also knocked unconscious. Ho managed finally to get up and walk back to Marshall, where a sympa thetic merchant purchased him a ticket to Spokane. He was attend ed to at the emergency hospital, then sent to Sacred Heart. KNIGHTS OF THE KINGDOM The Knights of the Kingdom, an organization of the young men of Emmanuel Baptist church, was for mally Instituted yesterday at Ma sonic temple. J. R. Dunphy is president. The order has 70 mem bers. DROWNING FOLLOWS FIGHT SAN FRANCISCO, July 13.—De tectives today are searching the city in an effort to locate au uu known sailor of the cruiser West Virginia, who was thrown in the bay with a marine in a light be tween the two men. The sailor swain out, bu the marine drowned. It is believed the sailor Is a de serter in hiding.