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NEWSPAPER IN SPOKANE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE TO BUILD MISSION AY. BRIDGE BY DAY LABOR Motion Made by Commissioner Jack O'Brien Adopted by Board. f — The Mission ay. bridge ordered by the council Tuesday night will be built by day labor. On motion of Commissioner O'Brien, second ed by Commissioner Witherspoon, the board of works so ordered this morning with the understanding that the city engineer should give his full time in the superin tendence and nirpervision of such construction as a representative of the board. The estimated cost of the struc ture will b« $116,640. A 40 foot roadway is provided. The bridge will be of sufficient strength to carry 50-ton streetcars. Commis sioner O'Brien states that City En gineer Ralston wiL begin the work at once TO SWELL CITY BRIDGE DEBT TO $1,100,000 The projected second bond issue In less than two years for new bridges was introduced last night by Councilman Schiller, who served notice that at the next meeting he would introduce an or dinance providing for a special election called for the purpose of authorizing a $000,000 Issue. Mr. Schiller estimates that the streetcar companies can he in duced to pay enough toward con struction to bring the total amount available for bridges up to $950,- -000. Mr. Schiller nor no other city official knows what the companies will pay. The council is proceed ing along the same old lines of put ting the taxpayer up against in debtedness, leaving other consid erations last. With the $500,000 issue already in hand now nearly expended for bridges the city's total share of the expense will he 11,100,000 if the proposed issue is authorised If the companies accede to what Mr. Schiller and other councilmen WHERE SOME OF COUNTY'S $100,000 WENT 75,000 ELKS MARCH TODAY DALLAS, Tex., July 16.—Over 75.000 marched In the monster parade of Elks today. The streets were thronged long before the HtArch of "The Best People on Earth" began. Visiting delegations in purple and white costumes, car rying banners, making a line three miles long. Floats and funny stunts murked the parade at in tervals. Members of the Los Angeles delegation reported that a thief broke into their sleeping apart ment last night and stole cash and three gold watches valued at $205 apiece. FIRST WARD THIRSTY Three drinking fountains are to , be installed in the First ward, fol lowing Councilman Funk's request last night. Counellmnn Dalke said he was agreeable that the First should have fountains because there were no saloons there and they should have something to drink, If only water. Repeated ef forts have been made to get a sa loon license in the First ward, but the council has always turned them down on opposition from the citizens. PINE TREE LANDMARK IS DOOMED The old pine tree, 160 feet high, which sets on property at 605 Sixth ay. owned by Mrs. Katherine Bick hani, is to be cut down. Yester day during the high wind this tree, which has been dead for yearn, waved to and fro aud scared resi dents who had occasion to pass under It. Chief Rice today order ed it removed. It Is should fall the way It tends it would crash into the handsome residence of It. 6. Patorson, just across the street. Great care will he neceH aary iv icuio\lug it It is generally believed that the attitude of the majority of the city council is against day labor. It has the right to designate whether a job shall be done by day labor or contract. Otherwise the matter is left to the discretion of the board of works. By falling to specify that the work should be done by contract, those members ot the council who are against day labor overlooked a point. In consequence the mat ter was left to the board and O'Brien, whose position with re gard to day labor hitherto has not heen definitely stated. He had stated before that he favored day labor provided it was under the supervision of an efficient and competent engineer. guess they will, the public will have expended one and one-tenth million dollars, against less than one-third of that amount to be di vided among two streetcar com panies and a railroad or two. The streetcar lines involved would he practically useless with out the bridges. Yet the streetcar companies are expected to pay less than one-third of the total cost, providing they consent to pay any thing at all. Meanwhile there is tho solemn assurance of the mayor and a few councilmen that the corporation apportionment of cost must be made before the bond Issue is called. The board has been order ed, as usual, to get such agree ments. Mr. Schiller's plan is to hold the bond election in connection with the direct primary election. The city engineer is preparing plans for concrete bridges at Monroe and Howard and Washington via duct. The fact that the county com missioners spent more than $100,- -000 this year than last year may he partially explained by the evi dent extravagance in the purchase of new fixtures for the county treasurer's office. Complete new sheet steel fixtures were instulled there at a cost of $16,252.50. To an observer the fixtures are very ordinary and it appears that the commissioners must have gone Into tho deal with eyes shut. For comparison the Traders bank fixtures, also recently install ed, are referred to. They are handsome works of marble, onyx and sheet stee. The cost was ouly $16,100. There is evidently a vast differ ence between tho cost of fixtures sold to a bank and to a county. COURT TAKES CHARGE OF FIELD LAND Judge Huneke will appoint a trustee for the Marshall Field lands in this state following his decision this morning in which he concluded that the numerous heirs themselves, by reason of the will of the Chicago millionaire, were not provided for with respect to the lands. On April J6, 1883, Marshall Field hdvanced $39,070.93 to Generals Phil Sheridan and James W. Fonyth on lands tn Spokane and Whitman counties along the O. R. & N. railroad, and took deeds In exchange. When he died he did not arrange for a trustee for this property. Much of the land is still unsold. SEATTLE HAS $5,000 BRIBERY SCANDAL SEATTLE. July 16.—Bribery tins heen attempt)«. an effort to kill the municipal garbage bill, An In vestigation It now under wny which mu> lend to startling de velopments. It Is known that at least two members of the city council have beer, approached with an offer of mono, which In one case comprised v plain proposition to pay $:>,ooo for the vote of the "lombei In quesllou. THE SPOKANE PRESS 25 DROWNED HI MANILA BAY MANILA, Juiy 16— Twenty-five persons were drowned today when a pleasure launch foundered. Three of the victims are Americans. One is thought to have been a sur geon in the U. S. army. The launch was carrying 75 per sons to Corregldor island when the disaster occurred. Details are lacking. BRYAN CALL BUSINESS MEN LINCOLN, July 16.—Bryan today sent invitations to six business men who are not known as politi cians or even strict party men, re questing them to visit here or if that is impossible to meet him in Chicago July 25. when he will be in that city to attend the meeting of the subcommittee of the nation al committee. Bryan desires the advice of these men in the selec tion of a campaign manager. He wishes to give the business ele ment a voice in this matter. It Is learned from authorative sources that Bryan will make a famous speaking tour in the East, visiting all the main cities. Today workmen began grading the road to Fairview in preparation for the Bryan notification ceremonies Aug ust 12. Bryan today expressed gratifica tion over Ihe receipt of a telegram from W. H. Dunphy, Walla Walla, announcing the defeat of the local Taft organization in the Walla Walla mayoralty fight. FLEET AT HONOLULU HONOLULU, July 16.—Complet ing the first leg of the voyage around the world from San Fran cisco to New York, 12 vessels of the Atlantic fleet, anchored In Pearl harbor today. They were wel comed with fireworks and cheers of a tremendous throng. The third division composed of the Louisi ana. Virginia, Ohio and Missouri will proceed to Laquina, Island of Marl. When the vessels passed Molo kai at daylight the leper colony sa luted with fireworks, while a brass band composed of members of tho colony played. The hills were black with peo ple as the first division, the Con necticut, Kansas, Minnesota, Ver mont and Wisconsin, steamed Into the harbor. The second division, the Georgia, Nebraska, New Jer sey and Rhode Island, dropped an chor to the eastward of the har bor entrance, while the Illinois, Kearsarge and Kentucky, of the fourth division, anchored west of the entrance After the officers of the various ships reported to Admiral Sperry the latter went ashore and made an official call on Gov. Frear. An elaborate program will be carried out. Saturday night Sperry and officers will be guests of the gov ernor at dinner. Monday they will be entertained by the chief justice of the supreme court. WON'T CONFESS TO CHARGE OF ARSON Carl Donatch, accused of arson in the burning of the house and contents at 540 Scott st., has not confussed to the deed, despite the fact that for six solid hours yes terday he was "sweated" by Dep uty Prosecutor Webster, Police Chief Rice and Detective Lister. He claims he will establish a suf ficient alibi. AGED WOMAN IS LOST A gray-hnire.l old lady Is lost between this city and Rosalia, ac cording to information furnished the police this afternoon by T. F. Prltchard, of Rosalia. The old lady's name Is Mrs. Carpenter. She boarded the train for Rosalia but got off before the train arrived there. She Is feeble-minded. POLICE COURT LOADED WITH DYNAMITE There was enough dynamite within reach of Police Judge Hinkle yesterday afternoon to have blown up the city ha.l. It wstj an exhibit In the preliminary hearing of Jim Domouo, the Italian Weather'—Tonight probably showers; Friday fair. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1908. CITY WILL INVESTIGATE PHONE COMBINE RUMOR Following information which leads him to believe that a deal between the Pacific States and the Home telephone companies has been made, and the latter is con sequently delaying its work of in stalling a competing Spokane tele phone system, Councilman Funk last night oifered a resolution which was adopted that the board of works conduct an investigation HIRED GIRL CAN RIDE FREE INTERSTATE COMMISSION \ HANDS DOWN OTHER IM PORTANT RULES GOVERN ING RAILROAD OPERATIONS. WASHINGTON, D. C, July 16.— Four important decisions were handed down today by the inter state commerce commission. In cases where members of a family are entitled to a pass under the rulings of the commission, a house hold servant traveling with the family is also entitled to a pass. Direct touring between two MILLIONS WILL BE WEDDED Miss Walsh is the daughter ot Thos. Walsh, Colorado mining mil lionaire. It is announced that she will marry "Ned" McLean, son of John R. McLean of Cincinnati and Washington, whose millions rival Papa Walsh's. accused of throwing a bomb onto the doorstep of the home of Mrs. Alphonso Pino, his former sweet heart, with murderous designs. Evidence was introduced showing that Domono had a motive for the deed and he was bound over to the superior court. TO RATIFY BRYAN AUGUST 8 The Bryan ratification commit tee last night decided to hold the meeting on the evening of Aug. 8 instead of in July, as originally an nounced. It is expected more noted speakers will be procurable at that time. Committees were named last night on program, finance and oth er necessary preliminaries of a democratic celebration. An effort wilt be made to secure one or more of the big party guns from the East or Middle West. Bryan will be given the preference if he will come and be ratified. MEET TO WORK FOR REFERENDUM Everybody Interested iv the In itiative and referendum issue Is urged to attend the meeting of the Spokane Referendum league to night at Apollo hall, 810% River side. This meeting will mark the opening of the most energetic cam paign for reform measures iv the line of popular government that has yet been attempted iv this state. It Is the purpose of the league to put ail candidates ou rec ord this campaign. and report back to the council at the earliest opportunity whether the company Is carrying out Its work continuously as it agreed at the time of securing its franchise. Home telephone work has been proceeding very slowly for some time, and lack of funds was given as the reason. Theh impression is general that the phone trust is not uneasy. points is a "reasonable route" for' the shipper. In cases where the cost of a clrcultuous route is less for a railroad the shipper can de mand reparation. Eating houses conducted by rail roads and supplied with food by the roads at less cost than the market price for such commodities will not be allowed to serve other than railroad travels in future. The commission has no author ity over the conduct of belt lines owned by municipalities, even though they participate in inter state shipments. MISS EVELYN WALSH ONE DEBAUCHER SENTENCED C. A. Ivers. whose right name is Innis, pleaded guilty this afternoon to contributing to the delinquency of Ooldie Hlnkley, age 13, and Una Ross, age 16. He was the boat man of the gang of debauchers at Liberty lake. In consideration of his age Judge Huneke let him off with 60 days in jail. He is 18. Ernest Arenton also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced this afternoon. John Weston Is still to be dealt with in connection with the same case. John Knepper, age 31, who is charged with the ruination of the younger girl, was taken before Judge Huneke this morning and was given until July 18 to prepare a plea. Bonds were fixed at $5,000. He has decided to fight the case. Knepper has signified bis will ingness to marry either the Hlnk ley or Ross girl In hope of escap ing the penalty of his crime. Ernest Arenton and John K. Weston are still to be dealt with. ONE KILLED IN WRECK EAST STANFORD, Conn.. July 16.—One person was killed and several were lnlured when the fast White Mountain Express was ditched a few miles east of here today. Tho engine struck a de fective rail. KETTLE FALLS, Wash., July 16. —Seized with cramps while swimming in the Columbia, Otis Hamilton drowned yesterday. The body was recovered. ROOSEVELT TURNS DOWN PHONOGRAPH CAMPAIGN STUNT OYSTER BAY, July 16.—Sec. Loeb announced today that Roose velt will not join a proposed com bination "speaking stunt" with Bryan for reproduction from phon ograph records to be used in the campaign. The manager of the phonograph project was here yes terday, but was turned down by Roosevelt. It was suggested that a record be made of a Roosevelt campaign address and a similar one of Bry an's. The plan Included phonographic joint speaking in all parts of the country. The phonograph man suggested that It would save Bry an and Roosevelt much trouble. WALL OF WATER RUSHES DOWN SANTA FE, July 16—Great loss of life was narrowly averted in Arroyo Chamez when a terrific cloudburst swept down the canyon and washed out a tresttle Just be fore the arrival of a passenger train on the Santa Fe road. . Three hundred feet of track is missing. Hundreds of dead sheep mark the patch of the torrent. A wall of water 10 feet high rushed down to Arroyo with a roar heard for miles. TO TACKLE PLUMBING TRUST TONIGHT The city library board meets this evening. One of the interesting items to be disposed of is the Smythe plumbing bill, which the finance committee refused to en dorse on account of it being out of all proportion to the actual value of the work done. It was in investigating this bill that the committee discovered and men tioned the existence of a plumbing "gentlemen's agreement" that ap pears to be sadly out of plumb. STARTS LONG FLIGHT IN AIRSHIP TOLEDO, July 16.—Roy Knab enshue started from this city at noon today in an effort to fly to Cleveland in his new passenger airship, which It is believed marks the beginning of successful air transportation. He was forced to abandon the flight after spending a short time in the airship, which got out of ordor. He brought it down on a roof and will make a second attempt. HAD MILLIONS TRIED SUICIDE PASADENA, Cal„ July 16.—The condition of Mrs. Edith Mary Teagle, wife of Walter Teagle, Standard Oil millionaire of Cleve land, who shot herself through the head Wednesday in a fit of despon dency, is unchanged today. She may recover. The bullet passed through the right temple, penetrated the brain and came out at the left side of the head. Mrs. Teagle was 30 years old. She became despondent on account of poor health. A nurse found her lying r.cross the bed. Her husband is in Europe. WOULD MAKE WHOLE NATION CUT OUT BOOZE COLUMBUS, 0., July 16.—When the national prohibition convention met early today the presidential situation was in doubt. The plat form presented by the resolutions committee provides for submission to congress of an amendment to the constitution of the United States absolutely prohibiting the manufacture, saie or transportation of alcoholic liquors to be used as beverages. It also declaies for woman suf frage; arbitration between capital and labor in disputes; for election of U. S. senators hy the people; for immediate enactment of fed eral law prohibiting shipment of liquor from wet to dry states; for income tax, inheritance and other reforms. FOUR HUGE TANKS OF OIL CONSUMED SANTA BARBARA, July 16 — After 36 hours battling with flames fire fighters gained the mastery over the oil fire. It Is believed to day that but two men perished. In all. tour great tanks belonging to the Cnion Oil Co. were de stroyed. SPEEDY MERCHANT NABBED A. E. Hamburger, a merchant, was arrested this afternoon by Pa trolman Daniel for speeding his automobile across the street at the corner of Riverside and Post. He put up a $10 bond. == ONE CENT SIXTH YEAR, NO. 215. 25 CENTS PER MONTH BILLION DOLLAR BATTLE BEGINS CHICAGO, July 16.—A battle royal is impending between a bil lion dollar combine of manufactur and shippers and the railroads of the United States or at least 10 per cent of the states. The big shippers have leagued TO BUY OUT IDE OWNERS The Ide ay. improvement con test is not. likely to come up again for two weeks and by that time it is expected to be settled so there will be no improvement. Pres. Strahorn, of the North Coast road, assured councilmen that If they would postpone the matter the company would purchase all the Interested property. Owners of the latter are likely to sell, as the route of the road is still unmark ed and few care to lake chances on having residence sites ruined by the proximity of a railroad. An interesting feature of the sale agreements already made in order to obtain remonstrance sig natures is that the railroad con tract stipulates no sale if the im provement goes through In spite of railroad opposition. COULDN'T HELP BUT STEAL SAN JOSE, Cal., July 16.—Suf fering from nervous breakdown, and on the verge of collapse, Miss Jessie Turner, pretty stenographer of Palo Alto who robbed the home of Mrs. Mabel Scale, in this city, and later tried to kill her victim when she summoned help, told her story to Sheriff Langford. She says she is an orphan and be lieves she inherits a mania for robbery. "I was driving past the Scale home last night,' she said, "and noticed the blind pulled down. The thought flashed through me that this would be a good opportunity to enter the place. I found a key in the door, entered and took every* thing in sight. 1 cannot tell why I did it." The woman's sister committed a similar crime a few months ago. Miss Turner lives at the home of Arthur Crane, San Francisco busi ness man. She took the Crane boy, age 13, with her and had him open the house. CURFEW LAW NOW IN FORCE If any children are found on the streets after 9 o clock at night dur ing the summer, or after 8 o'clock during the winter, police officers have been instructed to take their names and order them to report to the probation officers the next morning at 10 o'clock. In case the children fail to report they will be taken to the juvenile jail for de TURN NAVAL BATTLE INTO GAME OF CHESS LONDON, Ju*y 16.—England to day tried a new experiment In naval warfare by conducting a bat tle from land by wireless. Over 300 vessels now maneuvering In the North sea engaged In a sham bttle movement, every one being controlled through the wlreess by experts in the admiralty office. CAPTORS CAPTURED AFTER CAPTURING CAPTIVE D. Mangon and several other creditors of R. M. Chamberlin, age 22, effected his capture under peculiar circumstances Tuesday night after he passed about $150 worth of worthless checks on the Traders bank, where his account was withdrawn. Three of those who had cashed his checks called on Capt. Coverly at police head quarters and asked if he would hold Chamberlin if brought to the station until they could secure a warrant. It was so agreed, The men then hired a fast auto mobile and wer.t to the notorious roadhouae permitted by county au thorities out oa East Sprague ay., captured their man and broke all speed records back to town. On the way they passed Patrolman C. Roff. They w."t going a little too last, even tor a police man to stop. together for the fight and an ad vance meeting has been called in Chicago July 24 to open the battle. The struggle will be carried into the courts if necessary. If not ended till next winter it will be continued in the legislatures of the various states. tention until Judge Huneke can hear their casen. Chief Rice is determined to en force the curfew laws from now on. The law has heen on the sta tute books for many years. Numer ous cases of debauching young girls has caused it to be re vived. PROHIBITIONISTS BAR ALICE COLUMBUS, 0., July 16.—Alice Longworth, daughter of Roosevelt, will not attend the national pro hibition convention now In session as a guest of the Kentucky delega tion because the delegates decided she is not the proper kind of wom an to have as a guest. This was decided on one case cited when a delegate recalled that Alice put a tack on a seat in con gress, causing a fat man to yell. FIGHTING CHILD WITH EVIL OF INDIA Mrs. Caroline P. Wallace, India, and Miss Carrie A. Tennant, Cali fornia ( arrived yesterday to hold a series Of meetings in the interest of the child wives of India. They will hold a meeting for women only at Grace Baptist church, Mal lon and Maple, Friday evening, and again at Christian church, Third and Stevens, Sunday after noon at 4 p. m. "The condition of the child wives of India Is deplorable," said Miss Tennant this morning, "and the ambition of Mrs. Wallace and myself is to obtain legislation for their relief. Girls are married there at ages ranging from 7 to 12 years. This is against all moral and natural laws, and we hope to get a law making the legal age at which a girl may be married not less than 16 years. We are not missionaries, as we do not wish to interfere in any way with the religion of the people of India." Mrs. Wallace and Miss Tennant go from here to Denver, and they intend to cover the entire United States in the interest of their work. MRS. EDDY SEES 87TH BIRTHDAY BOSTON, July 16.—Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Chris tian Science church, is today cele brating her 87th birthday. She is receiving many congratulations and messages from all parts ot the country. One came from Japan. ALSO AFTER MEAD'S JOB. OLYMPIA. July 16.—Another candidate for governor on the re publican ticket has appeared in the person of Oscar B. Neil, publisher of the Nya Varlden, Bellingham. As each ship changed position or fired on the enemy the move was reported to the naval experts. They sat before a map showing the situation at every minute by markers moved about like pieces on a chess board. It is claimed this system works better in con trolling vessels than by having the admiral in action. But Roff got a good view and re j membered them. After leaving Chamberlin at j headquarters they started bach: i uptown. Roff espied them, climb ed aboard and once more the auto : went to headquarters. Roff pre | ferred charges for speeding. The men explained that it was neces- I sary to travel at a high rate ot speed so their prisoner would not Jump out and get away. This proved satisfactory to Capt. Cov erly and they were allowed to go and secure a warrant from Judge Stocker. This morning Chamberlin waived preliminary heaving and waa bound over to the superior court under bonds of $1,000, which were not furnished. t Four months ago Chamberlin ferl heir to $4,000 and has gone through [ with it all since then, It la alleged.