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NEWSPAPER IN SPOKANE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE BULLET AND BAYONET END ANTI-NEGRO RIOTS Militia Open Fire on Citizens After Night of Fire and Bloodshed. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 15.—A volley from the guns of soldiers mowed down five members of a mob, slightly wounding many oth ers and put an end to the riot here at 4 o'clock this morning. After two persons nad been kill ed by bullets and one negro lynch ed, In addition to the destruction of 35 business places conducted by negroes, the city is quiet today after a night of horrors. - \V. H. Hows, a clerk in the coun ty treasurer's office, was attacked by a gang of negroes early this morning and is dying in a hospital. He was going home when he was fired upon. The negroes searched and robbed him, taking a diamond ring from his finger, a diamond shirt stud and all his money. Soldiers are patrolling streets and saloons are closed. A section occupied by negroes looks as if struck by a cyclone. The restau rant of Harry i. Loper, who loaned the sheriff an automobile to spirit George Richardson, the negro whom the mob wanted for an at tack upon Mrs. Earl Hallman, is a compete wreck and the auto is ruined. Militia from Peoria, Pekin and Decartur arrived at 2:30 this morn ing on a special train. Charles Hunter, a negro hotel porter who shot James Hayes, a white onlooker, was seized by the mob, dragged from the building and hanged. The suspended body was riddled with bullets. Soldiers with bayonets fixed charged the main Btreet and suc >ceeded in routing crowds in the business section. In the meantime the work of destruction was pro ceeding in the negro section, where houses were burned, the blacks tleeing. The firemen found themselves helpless. "Save the homes of white, but if you put a drop of water on a nigger's home we cut the hose," yelled the mob. At first the firemen paid no at tention, but when one line of hose was cut they saw It was useless to try to fight the fire. The poorer negro section was wiped out and the mob then moved on the homes of more respectable blacks, "Run every nigger out of town," they shouted. Many carried torches The troops drew up in front of the mob nnd ordered a halt. At TRAINED TO BE SOCIALIST LEADER ■pedal Correeponflence to The Praia COVINGTON, Ky., Aug. 15. —Cor- nelia Thobe, a beautiful child of 7 years is being reared to become a leader of socialists. Her father. John Thobe, is the socialist can didate for congress iv this district. He Is so devoted to the party that he feel* its doctrines should form tin biisis of the education of his children. "Equality and interdependence for the common good,' he sa\s, "should form the basis of every I Child'! education.'' Cornelia, If she approves her fa ther's plan when she grows up, is first the rioters paid no attention and continued to advance. Suddenly there was a crash of muskets and flash of fire. The sol diers were shooting in the air and the mob hooted. "Disperse or we will shoot you down," shouted the colonel. The mob refused. The order to shoot was given and five rioters fell. It is believed all of them will die. It is not known how many are wounded. The soldiers then took charge of tho burned section while the fire men resumed the work of putting the fire out. Gov: Deneen today ordered the entire First regiment, Chicago, and the Fourth, composed of southern Illinois companies, to report here. Remaining companies of the Fifth are en route. Three full regiments will be on the scene tonight. An other outbreak is feared tomor row. While the mob was wrecking his restaurant Loper sat in the rear smoking a cigar and holding a rifle on his knee. Mrs. Hallam, wife of a street car man, was assaulted Thursday night by a negro. Tne trouble stnrted when it was learned that Loper took Richardson, who was under arrest for assault, out of town in an automobile. John Caldwell, white, who was shot through the stomach last night, died at 11:30 today. A lynch ed negro was identified as Scott Burton, saloon porter. TO TEAR DOWN AND REBUILD BIG SHOPS CHICAGO, Aug. 15—Labor cir cles are happy today over an an- nouncement that the great shops of the Pullman Sleeping Car Co., at Pullman, 111., will be razed and re built on a larger scale. This means the employment of hundreds, re lieving the labor situation. CHICAGO, Aug. 15.—Hitchcock, national republican campaign man ager, today formally assumed charge of the national offices here and opened republican headquar ters. CORNELIA THOBE, 7, SOCIALIST to be a great woman leader of the socialists. Some of the things she is taught are as follows: All Ittle girls are equal. Some of then are more unfortu nate than herself, through no fault of theirs nor of their parents. Present conditions under which poor and neglected boys and girls ■hound ait very much at fault. She should be willing to devote her life to the cause of gaining aqua! opportunities for ail children, as well as grown folks. A baby boy In the Tbobe family is to be given the same sort of education. G. O. P. OPEN FOR BUSINESS THE SPOKANE PRESS Give Voters Chance Twice the usual number of stalls In voting places should be provided for the primaries and election, to fa cilitate the marking of bal lots. The voter will have a large ballot to mark, and many will require much more time than was con sumed under the old sys tem. In the Seattle muni cipal election only the usual number of voting stalls were provided, with the conse quence that voters had to wait from half an hour to an hour to get opportunity to mark their ballots. But little additional expense would be involved in adding stalls enough to keep the voters on the move. If this is not done many voters may not be able to get their ballots in before the polls BREWERS WAR WITH lid SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15.—The Young Men's Christian Association of this city and the Brewers' Pro tective association have locked locked horns over a recent pro posal to give the former organiza tion the surplus of $4,728 from the fleet reception fund. When it was discovered after the fleet's departure that several thous and dollars were left in the treas ury it was suggested by Chairman Frank Symmes of the entertain ment committee, that the amount be given to the Y. M. C. A. The brewers, who gave a large amount to the fund, were aroused because they didn't want any of their money to go to an organiza tion opposing them. LEFT WIFE AND SICK CHILD TO STARVE NORTH YAKIMA, Aug. 15.— Leaving his wife and 8 months' old child in a tattered tent on the edge of the Schanno ditch, only a pile of rags to lay between them and the rocks, and hardly a bite of food in the camp, a man named La French took what furniture and clothes the family had. disposed of them and used the money to buy liquor. La French found that his wife had been supplied with a meal by a neighbor, took the food away from her and ate it. Such were the circumstances re ported to Chief Short of the police department. The result was an in vestigation, the woman and the sick child nearly dead from whoop ing cough, were taken to a North Yakima home and an effort is be ing made to apprehend La French. GIRL HAUNTED BY UNKNOWN MAN LOS ANGELES. Aug. 15—Detec tives today are on the trail of a mysterious man who last night en tered the room of Miss Sadie Black and attempted to chloroform her. This incident was the culmina tion of a month of terror for the girl. She has been constantly shadow ed by an unknown man. BURNS CERTAIN OF CONVICTION SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 — Peter Claudlanos, suspected dyna miter who was brought to this city from Chicago, was arraigned in po lice court today charged with con spiracy to destroy property of the former city supervisor, Gallagher, In Oakland. A continuance was granted until Monday. Detective Burns says he has enough evidence to convict the prisouw GOT RICH BOOTY FROM ARCHBISHOP NEW YORK, Aug. 15—Police are looking for a Brazilian who pawned the cross, chain and ring of an archbishop for $800 two years ago. The jewelry is worth $25.(100. it is thought to be the property of the archbishop of Buenos Ayrei and was found in a snowcase here. LIMIT IN ELOPEMENT SANTA BARBARA, Cal.. Aug. 15. Charged with stealing his employ ers' clothes in which to elope with the Intter'i wife. Qulseppe Deoda is under arrest here on complaint of ti. 0. 1 lionet to. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1908. RISK LIFE FOR BREAD CABLE WORKERS ON THE NEW MANHATTAN BRIDGE BETWEEN MANHATTAN ISLAND AND BROOKLYN CAN BE SEEN EVERY DAY IN JUST SUCH PERILOUS POSITIONS. NEW YORK, ug. 15.—Feats more hair raising and tnrilling than those of a circus are seen every day by New Yorkers who cross the Brooklyn bridge. Just above the Brooklyn bridge is the new Manhattan bridge now in the most interesting stage of its construction. The huge wire oables that are to support the road way are being "spliced" into posi tion. Long narrow swaying walkways hang from temporary cables over the housetops and the East river. STEPHENS THREATENS PUBLIC MARKET SUIT Further complications which may result in litigation developed against the public market this morning in the filing of notification by Attorney H. M. Stephens that if his property on the northeast corner of Second and Stevens- is damaged on account of the locating of the market on the south side of Second from Washington to Ste vens, he will sue the city. WHY VAN CLE AYE DID NOT GO TO DENVER That the business and manufac turing interests of the country are to be arrayed against Bryan so far as the National Association of Manufacturers is able to accom plish that object is openly declared by James W. Van Cleave, president of the organization. In this declaration, which is con fined to attacks on organized labor issues with which Mr. Van Cleave has been warring for years, the manufacturers' president makes no effort to conceal the comfortable and satisfactory manner in which the republican convention respond ed to the work directed by Mr. Van Cleave. He explains why the association made no attempt to handle the democratic convention, prefacing the interview with this statement: "Foreseeing the action of the Denver convention, the business men of this country did not carry to it their fight against radical unionism. The result of the con vention has made it the duty of the employing interests regardless of party to bury Bryan and Bryan- j ism under such an avalache of votes that the work will not have to be done over again in 1912. "No, we did not go to Denver, and if you want to know why we did not go, Denver's work, as set forth In the papers, will tell you. We foresaw the candidate and the platform long before the conven tion met. Under the present lead ership and affiliations of the party which held the convention, the contest which Denver lias thrust upon all of us business men of the United States was inevitable. Therefore, I am glad that the Issue comes up in 1908 rather than in 1912 or 191t>, aud that it conies .in such shape that the American peo ple will be compelled to deal with It decisively at the ballot box on November :t. "These were my words in answer to an inquiry made of me a few days ago. In speaking of Ihe plat form, of course, 1 referred to the labor plank in particular. That is Ihe plank which has the principal concern for business men. No mem ber of the National Association oi Manufacturers, and no members of any of tlie scores of organizations affiliated witli us iv the national council for industrial defense, who has kept a cloae watch on develop ments In the party which was rep resented there, will be surprised at I the work which was done at Den ' ver. None of us looked for any Weather —Tonight and Sunday fair Laborers run up and down these swinging walks, apparently without thought of the 320-foot fall which a slip of the foot would cause. They perioral all sorts of high wire feats, not with thought of- applause, but for bread and butter. Work is scare just now, even for cable men. Many of them take all sorts of chances in order to hold their Jobs, among 260 men employ ed on the great bridge. Often men will be seen to walk across the nar row beams shown In the picture in order to save a little time. All of the property owners ex cept one on the south side of Sec ond have given their permission to locate the market. Henry Har vey, who claims that market will prove a nuisance, has threatened suit. Mr. Stephens is the only prop erty owner on the north side of Second who has entered any ob thing else. All of our organizations were represente dat Chicago three weeks earlier, just as we were rep resentd in Washington a few months ago, when some issues, backed by tlie same elements, were being pressed upon congress for action. In both places we accom plished our purpose. As all of my renders know, we took a leading part in defeating the revolutionary and anti-American doctrine which was put forward in Washington and Chicago by the chiefs of the Ameri can Federation of Labor. "But we saw that we would fail in Denver if we went there, and ao we kept out. The man whom we knew was to be nominated in Den ver has been preaching this doc trine ever since his discovery 12 years ago, and he undoubtedly be lieves in it. It as voiced in his 'government by injunction' plank In the platform of the convention of 1896, and in hi 6 threat in the same platform to pack the supreme court in the interest of that doc trine If he should be elected. In that year and place, for the first time in the history of a great party, concrete shape was given to that spirit and demand for clans favors which' was urged by tlie American Federation of Labor long before Bryan's convention in W9G." CONFERRING ON C. P. STRIKE WINNIPEG, Aug. 15.— J. T. Me- Ve>. strike manager for the entire western section of the Canadian Pacific mechanics, left hurriedly for Ottawa today to hold a conference •with Pros, Shaughnossy of the road looking toward a settlement. Tlie company continues to claim the road is moving all grain. This is denied by the strikers. SEATTLE ORDERS 6,000,000 FEET BBLLINOHAM, Aug. 15 - Six million feel of high grade dressed lumber has been ordered from Pa get Sound mills to build Seattle's 28 mile flew water supply main from Cedar river. Although the actual construction of the cables has now been in pro gress many months, the number of men meeting with serious accidents is very small. The river span of the bridge is 1470 feet, a little shorter than the old Brooklyn bridge. Steel towers instead of stone will suspend the four huge cables which are to sus pend the bridge proper. Each of these cables contains 37 strands and each strand 266 wires. The winding of these strands into cables is the process now going on. TRAIN HOLDS FIREMEN WHILE BUILDING BURNS The entire fire fighting forces of stations 1, 4 and 5 were held up this afternoon for four minutes en route to the fire at the Des moineaux boarding house on How ard st., and this delay was responsi ble for the most of the damage done to the property by the Are. About the time the alarm turned in a long freight train began to creep across Howard st. When the fire engines reached it the freight kept on going and the firemen were forced to sit by their apparatus with the smoke rolling skyward from the burning lodging house. Fortunately it was I day fire or the delay of the department would have meant loss of life. It does no good for Chief Myers to talk to the railroad officials about such things. They promise to "take the matter up" and that's as far as it ever gets. When the railroad wants something from the city, or when it does not want a regulation enforced, things are done to suit the company. There seems to be two ways of "taking matters up." BAD BLAZE IN BOARDING HOUSE Several hundred dollars worth of furniture and private property was destroyed this afternoon by fire in a boarding house kept by Mrs. Desmolneau at 5324 Howard st. The blaze started in the attic from an unknown cause. Firemen kept the flames confined to the one building. The house and furniture was fully insured. The wardrobes of several dales are a total loss by reason of smoke and water. JAPS CURTAIL WAR EXPENSE TOKIO, Aug. 15—As the result of a secret conference between the new cabinet, premier and minister of war and navy it is announced today that it has been decnded to postpone the expenditure of $50,- --000,000 on the army and navy from next year until 1901. The determination to spend that amount was reported immediately after the war with Russia. SELL DORR'S YACHT TO PAY CREDITORS LOS ANGELES. Aug. 15— Yan kee Maid. Fred Dorr's yacht, will be brought here to be sold to raise money for Dorr's creditors. Carroll Allen, receiver for Dorr's tangled affairs, believes liO.OOO can be rais ed on the boat. GIVES $10,000 TO FERNIE FERNIE. B, o.i Aug. 15— The Canadian Pacific has contributed $1(1.1100 cash to the Fernie relief fund. This brings the total up to 190,000. ELMIII'RST. L. I.i Aug. 15 — Tony Pastor, theutrical manager, la seriously ill. E~ ONE CENT SIXTH YEAR, NO. 240. 25 CENTS PER MONTH TRAIN HOLDUPS GET LESS THAN $1,000 PLUNDER ,w- h 4«H Two bandits who held up the N. P. passenger train near Trent last night have not been captured. The entire force of the sheriff's office and railroad detectives are scour ing the vicinity of the holdup, try ing to find information which might lead to a capture. The bandits are believed by the police to be concealed In town and the detective force Is at work try ing to locate them here. Yesterday two suspicious strangers were about Rathdrum. Idaho, and the de scription of them is in the hands of the force on the hunt. The robbery equaled in daring the lone attempt by Remain at Na ples, Idaho, recently. The holdups climbed into the cab of the engine soon after the train pulled out of Rathdrum and forced Engineer Fred Whlttelsey to keep going at Ml speed. When near Moab the train was stepped, and while one holdup covered the fireman the other took the engi neer back and uncoupled the mall car. The engineer did not work fast enough and the robber fired two shots into the ground to hnrry him. The car was then taken past Trent to a rockcut only nine miles from Spokane -where a stop was made and the registered pouches rifled. The bandits took the keys and watch from C. H. Raymond, mall clerk, and ordered him to tell where the rest ot the registered matter was, but he claimed there was no more. The bandits then ran the engine and car a short distance and left NEEDS $25,000 TO PAY BONDS The city sinking fund, which amounts to $44,435.06, is |25,564.94 short of enough to pay off the water bond payment of $70,000 which is due Dec. 1. The amount will be raised by taxation. Last year the tax for the purpose of taking up bonds amounted to one mill, and In 1906 it was half a mill. On account of the higher valuations of city property this year the levy for the purpose will be but a small item, it is figured. BANDITS STEAL YOUNG GIRL BILLINGS, Mont,. Aug. 15—A posse Is today on the trail of two men who rode up to ranch home of Conrad Bauer. 12 miles from here, and carried away his daugh ter, age 16. The men were heavily armed and masked. They awakened the family in the night and demanded money and whiskey. When Mrs. Bauer slipped away to notify the neigh bors the men seized the daughter and took her away on a horse. HUNG BY TOES FOR TWO HOURS PITTSBURG. Aug. 15—Phillip Mooser is recovering today from the effects of hanging by the toe two hours. The boy and his broth er were working in a gymnasium when the latter was called away, leaving Phillip hanging by his toes from a trapeze. When be returned two hours later he found Phillip in the same position and unconscious, with his toes caught in the ropes. LABOR TO HEAR GOV. MEAD Gov. Mead will apeak to Spokane labor interests next Thursday even ing at the temple carnival in Nata torium park. The governor's at titude toward labor has been per sistently misrepresented in many quarters and the carnival speaking will give workingnien generally a chance to see and hear him. Col. Ridpath, who is also a primary candidate for governor, will speak, and Jones and Ankeny. rivals for the U. S. senatorship. may be brought together on the same platform. The labor temple committee has secured promises from thea* gentlemen to apeak at it. From the point where they left the train all trace of them has been lost. It ig believed by the postal au thorities that the loot taken would uot amount to $1,000. There were only two or three packages In the Chicago-Spokane through pouch and about 10 packages in the St, Paul-Seattle pouch, which Is made up enronte. The presence of mind of Clerk Raymond saved local registry mat ter, which the clerks do not put in a pouch but handle as they go along. When the train was brought to the sudden stop Raymond aus pected something was wrong,'so he ?S»C this registry matter in a paper sack and threw it among a lot of others. As soon as the bandits were gene the trainmen returned to the engine and backed to the balance of the train. In the meantime the Spokane office had been notified from Trent and a special car with detectives waa sent to the scene. All the time of the holdup John Snyder, a tramp, lay clinging to the top of the train, afraid to slide off or make his presence known. He was still there when the train pulled into Spokane and was ar rested by Patrolman Hogan. He claims he knows nothing of the identity of the men and that he boarded the top of the train in Sandpoint, Idaho. The bandits are described as both young men of medium height. Both wore slouch hats and old clothes. It is believed they are railroad men, as they handled the engine with the familiarity of old hands and knew the road well. the carnival. The list also in cludes Lee oJhnson, Sen. Harry Rosenhaupt and other candidates that may find it convenient to ap pear. The Central Labor union commit tee has decided to hold the Labor day celebration next month at th* armory instead of in a park, as has been the custom in the past. RELIGION AN ISSUE IN COMING CAMPAIGN CHICAGO, Aug. 15 —There is ev ery indication that religion will be made an issue in the presidential campaign. The chairman of the democratic subcommittee on speakers today said: "Taft's Unitarian views deprive him of any right to expect to re ceive the support of Christian voters. Bryan's devotion to the church, on the other hand, furnish es an appeal to every believer in Christian doctrines." N. P. TO CONDEMN FOR MILLIONS TACOMA Aug. 15—Within a week it is announced over 300 con demnation suits will be brought by the Northern Pacific railway to get possession of property worth mil lions of dollars for the Point Defi ance line. The whole Point Defiance line project was gone over by Mr. Cooper and ratified on his last visit to Tacoma and everything is ready to start proceedings. MOTORMAN FOOLS BUNCH OF BANDITS SEATTLE. Aug. 15—Four mask ed men attempted to hold up a streetcar early today on its way to this city. They were frustrated by theh motorman, who saw the masks and put on full speed. The bandits fired at the car. YANKEES BUSY IN B. C. POLITICS REGINA, B. C. Aug. 15 — Premier Scott's government is sua tained by the elections held here, liberals winning 24 out of 41 Beats iv the legislature. The feature of the election in this locality was the large number of former Ameri cans who were elected to the le gislature by both parties. OVERTON MAY BE ALIVE The flblice who are working on the case of the disappearance of N. B. Overton, W. W. P. motorman, from knowledge of his friends on Saturday, have received a clew which is beiug looked up. It is claimed that a man of Overton's description was seen around Pasco last Tuesday looking tor work. Overton left his room in the Howard block without saying a word to anyone of bis intentions to leave It was believed ho killed himself.