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MlO MILLS REVENUE OF $621,453 WILL BE RAISED ON VALUATION OF $62,000,000 FOR MUNICIPAL EXPENSE. Comptroller Fairley yesterday I brought an adding machine into the executive session of the city council which met to finally fix the tax levy. The comptroller had listened to the councllmen's adding Thursday night and was little im pressed with its accuracy. Of the 10 councllmen who added one set of figures Thursday night each one found a different total, and the city clerk, comptroller and news papermen's figures were still dif ferent. Fairley, in his rich Scotch brogue, said as he set the heavy machine upon the table: "Gentlemen, here's an adder that never makes mistakes. Is there anyone who can engineer It?" Councilmen looked blankly from one to another. Finally arose Councilman Schiller and stated that he could. Thereafter Mr. Schiller was the boss carpenter v.'ith the big stick and whenever he added a column of figures he smote the estimates upon the hip. When the smoke cleared away finally the tax levy was fixed at 10 mills and councilmen who had wrested with pen and pencil until blue in the face, almost, heaved sighs of relief, for they had work ed hard and worried long, and aft er many meetings could not cut tlie evident levy below ItVa mills. "Wonderful machine, that," quoth Schiller, as he patted the adder kindly. Hacked by figures which couldn't lie the councilmen made short work of finishing the annual cutlass act. The 10 mill levy is expected to raise $021,453 on a valuation of probably a little over $62,000,000. The total expenses of tho depart ments allowed amounted to $920,- --853. The estimated revenues are 1805,400 for the year. The final cuts of yesterday were In the police, health, library and fire departments. The former, ac tion of allowing the police depart ment 12 more men was repudiated nnd six allowed instead. This cut the estimate from $87,5159 to 181,- Th* health department was cut again from $36,250, the first cut, to $25,060. It was cut under what it spent last year, which was $35,- --902.16. The public library, despite an additional protest of Mrs. Es telle Deffenbaugh, librarian, who said that If her request for $32,250 was not allowed it would be neces sary to discontinue the neigh bor , hood and school branch libraries, /Vas cut to $23,250. The first de partment sustained a final cut from $109.2*70 to $151,000. The proposed water tower, which would cost $7,500. was eliminated. ASK REHEARING ON CIGARET LAW A petition for the rehearing ot the antl cigaret case was made yesterday to tlie higher court. Al though the matter Is brought in the name of 11. S. W'insor, the de fendant In the case that was car ried Into the supreme court, it ap pears that all the tobacco dealers in the city nre back of the action. The petition recites that no attempt was made to regulate the cigaret traffic, but that "an Industry In volving hundreds of thousands of dollars Is struck down." The pro viso that "tho provisions hereof Shall not apply to the sales of job bers doing an interstate business witli customers outside the state" was no more regulation or attempt at regulation than If it had read "that the provisions hereof shall not apply to tho sales of cigarets lv New York." Lump Coal $7.50 DELIVERED Best furnace coal on the market. NELSON COAL A WOOD CO. CALL MAX. 194 The VOGUE ' w w w *-<r 917 919 RIVERSIDE (In this, the last Installment of the thrilling story of X. Z., the writer tells how his months of suf fering ended with recovery in hos pital. He also adds to his specific charges of torture aud murder against Russian officials.—Editor.) All these cases and a great num ber of others I witnessed with my own eyes during the four weeks I passed in Llndvarden. In that time I was taken several times to the torture chamber. Each tl - ne I was brought, back, senseless and left for some days unmolested until I re gained strength enough to rise and undergo a new 'interrogation." The dragoons, among other things, dug deep holes In my legs with their spurs, and pulled out pieces of flesh with ordinary iron pincers. They also stripped the skin from the edges of my raw wounds. My wounds were not ban daged, my boots were clotted with blood, and my linen bathed In it and swarming with vermin. On Oct. 25 (No. 7), 1906, I left Lindvarten and was taken by two dragoons to Ogern. There, at the end of October, 1906, Jacob Zarin was brought in, together with his parents and a small brother of 12. They were beaten by lonin with wire and gutta percha rods. He pulled hair from Jacob Zarin's beard, kicked his old mother and, tying the little boy to a stool, flogged him with great cruelty. Jacob Zarin's head and legs were squeezed into a halter so that his body was doubled In half. He was then beaten from- behind with a leaden weight. Drops of benzine were poured upon his body and set alight. He was battered, mutiliated and burnt all over, yet be confessed to nothing. A few days later, In the begin ning of November, 1.900, Jacob Zarin was court martlaled on the charge of adhering to the social democratic party, condemned to death and shot. On the Bth (21st) of November, 1906, I was brought to the central ■prison In Riga and placed In the prison hospital. In the hospital I was. for the first time, given clean clathes and •hot food, a bed and bedding. I was placed in an underground cell, very small and dark. 1 was then so ill, after nine weeks of torture, that I could not sit up in my bed without help. Here, also for the tlrst time, my wounds were ban daged. Amalia Kreger (whom I men tioned before) was lying at the same time In the hospital. She was kept apart from the rest, so that her terrible condition should be concealed, but we managed to com municate through the medium of persons employed in the hospital. She told nic in this manner that a relation o fhers. Juris Kruker. upon interesting himself in her case, had been at once arrested. He is still now In tin- Riga central prison, IS months after his arrest. I passed four months in the hospital. The system of torture Which I underwent in the tutumn of 1906 still continues, in spite of all oM cial promises thnt it should cease. I will describe a few of the latest • Incidents which happened while I was still in prison. In November, 1907, several Letts were arrested in Priev (Estland) and brought to the offices of the secret police in Riga. There they were duly given the "bath of blood." The two brothers Tslrul were submitted to tortures from which they suffered for a long time in (he Riga prison hospital. Gregus, Michaev and Davis still remained the chief torturers, in spite gf the official communique of their dismissal and committal for trial, nnd they were becoming still more able and Inventive in their, fiendish trade. Specialty con structed Iron masks were screwed on to the heads of the brothers T/.irul, electric currents were passed through their bodies, their teeth knocked out, etc. They were ordered to confess to being social democrats. In January Inst, 1908, the polit ical Robert Knles, was brought to the secret police fro mthe Riga ecu tral prison. Gregus oredered him to be fled to tho "socla democratic bench," and he was beaten with MILLINERY ..SPECIALS.. AT THE VOGUE TO-NIGHT Many models of stun ning hats formerly priced from $10 to $18, tonight $7.50. Semi - dress or street hats, worth $5.00, tonight $2.75. Children's wool toques, khit silk or bearskin hoods at 50c. the wire aud gutta percha rods. His feet were seared with burning em bers and he was submitted to cer tain unmentionable tortures during six nights, all because of a charge of belonging to the Lettish Social Democratic union. He is still nn S. P. 8 S. WORK HUNG UP P. Welch & Co., Spokane con tractors, are centering the bulk of their construction force on the new Waterville extension of the Great Northern, extending north from Columbia River station, on the Co lumbia, to Waterville, a distance of 50 miles. This line will pass through tlie great wheat belt in the west end of Douglas county. In less than a month P. Welch & Co. will complete the grading of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle in the vicinity of Cheney, which will practically complete the roadbed from the Columbia north into Spo kane county. No further work will be done at this end of the line un til it is finally determined how the s: P. & S. shall enter the city of Spokane. WHOLE CABINET GETS BUSY WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 24 — Roosevelt's entire cabinet will take the stump for Taft next week and join actively in the campaign in liis behalf. Root will speak at Cin cinnati, Toledo and New York; Postmaster General Meyer will speak in Ohio, New Jersey; Met calfe will go to West Virginia; Sec retary of War Wright will speak in Haltiiuore; Cortelyou In New York Thursday night; Honaparte, Garfield. Wilson and Straus will continue their present tours. REGULAR CITY EXPERT Hereafter the city will have an expert accountant of its own, to be Under the supervision of the comptroller's office. This was agreed (spoa yesterday by the city council iv making its appropria tions for the coming year. The employment of such an expert was suggested by city Comptroller Fairley, whose Idea Is to have the accountant keep tab on all city de partments receiving public monies. It Is thought "that by the employ ment of an officer of this kind such discrepancies as were revealed in the recent expert examination of the city books by experts Cannon &. I.eMasters can he avoided. NO CARDS, HE SAYS M. Peterson, proprietor of the Golden West hotel, this morning denies the story of Chris Sehuler of the Merlin hotel, who yesterday In formed the police that he was buncoed out of $100 In the Golden West? Peterson says that a game of cards has not been played, even for the drinks, iv his place in months. He said thnt a policeman brought Schuier into the saloon and Heljuler was uncertain as to whether the Golden West was the place he was robbed in or not. THE SPOKANE I PRESS the Riga central prison. In the February of 1908 Pidrikson was tortured and executed. He was in a cell In the same corridor as myself before his execution, and he told me his story. He was arrested and tortured first in 1906, but when ONL V CA TS CAN SA YE THEM SEATTLE, Oct. 24.—That every family and business house in the city should provide itself with a house cat to help solve the rat problem and rid Seattle of these plague carriers, was the declaration made by Dr. F. S. Bourns, chief medical examiner of the city health department, who stated that experi ments in Indian and a.lpan, where the bubonic plague Is prevalent, have demonstrated the usefulness of cats In bringing about a remark able decrease in the spread of the plague. Unable to cope with the pests, and helpless to prevent the rapid increase the Seattle health depart* Newest Industry-'-Aeroplane Factory Here is a view of the Interior of the factory In France where 100 aeroplanes, modeled after the Wright machine, are being made for a syndicate which paid the Wright brothers $100,000 for the French rights. Here's a Dish-Buggy Some housewife has discovered that an old baby buggy, useless In a household where the babies have grown up, may be converted Into a handy vehicle for '"saving steps." All that Is necessary is to have a tinsmith put in a water tight tin box arrangement, lv clearing tlie table, the dishes may be tilled Into the buggy and wheeled to the sink all at once. Setting tlie table is also made easier, anil the buggy is handy for many other little house hold errands. dispatched with a convoy along a road, there to be shot under the usual pretext of an attempted es cape, he left his convoy, which had been amply provided with "doc tored" vodka beforehand by one of his friends, intoxicated upon the road. He succeeded in reaching England, "the land of freedom," and gave several interviews, which appeared in London papers. But in the beginning of 1908, becoming homesick, he returned to Peters burg under an assumed name. _ There he was arrested, recog nized and dispatched to Riga. 1 Early one morning I saw him led out to a newly dug grave on the place of execution and tied to a pole. A sack was drawn over his head, and I heard the officer give the order to shoot. Pldrikson was saying something in a loud voice, but what it was I could not hear. After the first volley he still re mained standing and continued to speak. The officer then approached him and discharged a revolver at his head. The warders finally pushed the body into the grave and covered it with earth. I saw many other prisoners In the Riga central prison who were recently tortured, but 1 do not re member their names. I myself escaped final death only thanks to the devoted assistance, protection and solicitations of sev eral kind hearted friends. On the Ist. of April (14th), 1908, during a temporary absence of Governor General Mellor Zakemel sky, the military procureur of Riga allowed me to leave the prison on a bail of 500 roubles. When the governor returned an order to re arrest nic was given, but I crossed the frontier in time and so escaped with my life. My brothers were thenjkrearrested instead, and given over'"to the court martial, which, however, acquitted them. They are now at home. ment, after examining into rpeorts ! of experiments with cats in coun tries where plague is a constant menace, has appealed to the people of the city to immediately provide cats for their homes and places of business. For the purpose of ascer taining whether as a matter of fact cats'are having an appreciable ef fect on the mortality of the rat col ony, the rat squad has carried* on an investigation in the retail sec tion of the city. Dr. Bourne de clares that business houses where cats were placed are now free of rats, while the place without them are. in many cases, overrun with rats. WIFE WOULDN'T WAIL FOR JAILBIRD PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 21.— Wife, furniture and money gone. Aud in the greatest hour of need. That Is the discovery which Charles Gill, in the county jail awaiting trial iv the circuit court Mr "passing a bad check on Mrs. A. WW's"*! - , proprietress of a woman's furnishing store on Washington street, made yesterday afternoon. Gill has been in jail for several days past, and yesterday, when his bail was set at $1000 by Judge (ian tenbeln, he thought of a valuable paper which he had at home. He asked the court to send an offlosf along with him BO that he could gain possession of the paper, amrin that way Berure the ball. Hut when he reached his home his wife, clothes and even furniture were missing So 0111 went back to the jail to nwu : ti al and new; of his wife How many wrinkles a woma>. nave if she didn't get xeved when anyone vexes her. The store will remain open until 9:30 tonight. Goods on Sale To-Night at the Wonder Unbleached Canton Flannel—Just 500 yards in the lot, 27 inches wide, a good value at 10c, on sale Saturday at, a yard 71^ Arnold's Flannelettes—For kimonos, dressing gowns and wrappers; 34 inches wide; shown In a great Tange of designs; 10c and 12Vfec values, on sale at, a yard 8 1-3 c Daisy Flannels-—As the quantity is limited, come early and get it; colors are pink, white and blue; 27 inches wide; 12>,&c value, on sale Saturday at, a yard 10c Cotton Batting—looo rolls on sale Saturday; Clover Leaf brand, pure white sanitary cotton; each batt weighs three pounds, and measures when opened up, 72x84 Inches; fl.oo batts on sale Saturday at, each 69c A Sale of Table Linen Sets—so sets of Irish Table Linens; table cloth is two yards square and there are one dozen napkins in 24 inch size to match the cloths. These sets are our regu lar $10.00 values, and we will sell them on Saturday at, each $6.75 Cotton Blankets—ln gray and white, and tan; the sizes are 64 inches wide, 80 inches long; these are in a good weight and a decided bargain at, a pair 95p White Cotton Blankets —Splendid for sheet use, finished single and comes in the largest blanket size, 72x90; on sale Saturday at, apair $1.50 Wool Nap Blankets—The Beacon brand, the best wool nap blankets In the trade; two sizes on sale at these prices: Size 66x84, on sale at $2.25 Size 72x90, on sale at $2.50 All Wool Blankets—ln gray and white, the genuine White Star blankets; positively all wool and guaranteed unshrinkable; best value of the season at, a pair $7.50 Bath Robe Blankets—lmported goods, size 2 yards wide and 2\' 2 yards long; enough In each one to make a bath robe; on sale at, each $2.50 Baby Blankets—All wool, in white only; nice war coverings for the little people; shown with delicate pink and blue borders, at, a pair $2.00 11.26 Never Burn Roaster on sale Saturday at 79c 98c Solid Copper Nickel- Plated Tea Kettle on sale at.69c 39c p]nameled Dishpans, small size, on sale at 29c 49c Enameled Preserving Ket tles on sale at 83c 90c Double Rice or Oatmeal Boiler on sale at 59c 10c Japanned Tin Comb Cases on sale at 4c 25c One Gallon Oil Cans on sale Saturday at 15c READY FOR BLOW UP TACOMA, Oct. 24.—Charges that the Tacoma Gas Co.'s plant is liable to blow up any minute because of incompetent engineers and insuffi cient help Holler Inspector Tanner had Superintendent Brows of the gas company and J. B. Howling, his engineer, in police court under ar rest, charged with violating the boiler inspection ordinance. Tanner says the gas company has persistently refused to obey the law. They attempt to compel the engineer to be engineer, fireman, stoker and general factotum around the plant and maul coke and run errands instead of attending to his boilers, and furthermore the com pany has refused to abide by the law In employing licensed engin eers. This condition of affairs has been going on for some time, according to Tanner, and he Is getting alarmed for the safety of the plant and the people in the vicinity. SECOND RECEIVER NAMED SEATTLE, Oct. 21.—For the CHOICE RANGE COAL $8.00 Washington Coal Co. PHONE MAXWELL 380 EASTERN PRICES We are the only flnu that will furnish you funerals at eastern prices THREE HACKS. GRAVE. HEARSE, BURIAL tf>«lj» SUIT and CASKET, $/ D Children's Caskets $5.00 Adults' Caskets $25.00 NEW ENGLAND UNDERTAKING COMPANY 216 and 218 Wall Street Free Ambulance. Phone 27?, 19c Wire Bathroom Soap and Sponge Holders for 10c $1.07) Six Foot Four Section Clothes Rack for 75c 10c Decorated China Mugs for children for 6c 15c Shaving Mugs, decorated china, for 9c 15c Cream Pitchers, decorated china, for 9c 25c Fancy China Cake Plates for 15c 50c Japanese China Cups and Saucers for 25c second time the Alaska Central railway was thrown into the hands of the receivers. O. G. of Spokane and John Goodwin of Valdez were appointed receivers. The headquarters of the road is at Valdez. Alaska. John Ballaine, formerly of Spokane, one of the owners of the road, filed an affida vit denouncing but the instrument was not permitted to become a court record. Crows Ned— Rock Springs—Vulcan COALS PHONE MAIN 2346 18 YEARS' EXPERIENCE A. H. WRIGHT, College Graduate EYESIGHT SPECIALIST Office 808 Sprague Awe. Permanently located. Opposite Davenports, over Sherman & Clay's Piano House. Hours 9 to 5. Evenings, 7to 9. Open Sundays. FIVE DOLLAR GLASSES eyes _.- T _ _ EXAMINED ONE DOLLAR free To gain tho confidence and esteem of the public we are mak ing a moat unusual offer. We will make a thorough examination and. If glasses are needed, we will sell our regular $5 gold-filled frames, fitted with crystal lenses, for $1. Remember, this offer lasts but six days. We are hers to stay. We make this offer to introduce our work. 808 SPRAGUE AVENUE. NOTICE TO PAINTERS WE ARE DESIROUS OF REDUCING OUR STOCK OF BRUSHES AND ARE PREPARED TO MAKE YOU A LIBERAL REDUCTION ON HIGH GRADE BTUCCOS, KAL SOMINE BRUSHES, ETC. ROSENTHAL'S LINE. ABOUT FORTY FEET GOOD SHELVING FOR SALE. KEETH, BATLEY & CO. PHONE 1876. »17, 719 SPRAGUE AVINUI •and con cert tonight, 7 to 9:30 at the Wonder. 50c Child's Non-Spill Dinner Plates, on sale at 29c 69c Salad Dishes, decorated with gold edge, on sale at.. .39c $1.00 Fancy China Medallion Plaques, on sale Saturday at, each 49c $1.00 Fancy China Hand Painted Plaques on sale at..49c SPOKANE'S ONLY COMPLETE DEPARTMENT STORE I-adies, make belts at home; mate rial furnished cut; $15 per hun dred; particulars stamped enve lope. Unique Specialty Co., draw er 248, Baltimore, Md. Buy your Xmas Gifts During Our Removal Sale We have reduced prices on our entire stock of Jewelery for the next 10 days as ye intend to open our new store In the old Kemp & Hebert location with all new goods. Prices :.re positively the lowest in the city for high quality goods. 17 JEWEL WALTHAM OR ELGIN WATCH $7.50 C. E. STURGES Watchmaker, Engraver and Jeweler 813 RIVERSIDE AYE.