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THAN WASTED ON THE VOTER TOO INDIFFERENT TO REOIBTER UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE STENOGRAPHER SHUT OUT OF GRAND JURY ROOM MAY 60 TO SUPREME COURT Pugh Gets Shorthand De puty and Will Install a Phonograph if This Fails. I hop* for a thorough Inves tigation of th* Root-Gordon scandal, and I wish to thank the board of county commis sioners for their support to day In appointing my special deputy. I trust the ruling of "the court this morning will net re sult In hampering the efficien cy of the grand Jury.—State ment of Prosecuting Attorney Pugh today noon. $ ATTORNEY FRANK GRAVES OF THE COUNSEL FOR JUDGE GORDON, HAVING ON THE RE CONVENING OF JUDGE HUN EKE'S COURT THIS AFTER NOON QUESTIONED THE RIGHT OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FRED C. PUGH TO CALL TO HIB ASSISTANCE «N THE GRAND JURY ROOM ANOTHER DEPUTY IN THE PERSON OF JOHN H. PELLETIER, A BHORTHAND RE PORTER. MR. PUGH CALMLY TOLD THE COURT THAT HE BE LIEVED HE HAD A RIGHT UN DER THE LAW TO CALL PELLE t.CR AS ONE OF HIS DEPUTIES, AND THAT IF THE COURT DE NIED HIM THE RIGHT HE WOULD APPEAL TO THE SU PREME COURT. JUDGE HUNEKE SAID THE MATTER WAS NEW TO HIM AND.THAT HE HAD NOT CON SIDERED ITB MERITB. BY AGREEMENT OF PUGH AND GRAVES ARGUMENT OF THE POINT WAS MADE THE SPECIAL ORDER FOR 3 O'CLOCK AT WHICH TIME PROSECUTOR PUGH BAID HE WOULD BE PRE PARED TO CITE THE LAW IN SUPPORT OF HIS APPOINT MENT OF MR. PELLETIER AND THE LATTER'S RIGHT TO BIT IN THE GRAND JURY. THE ATTORNEYS FOR GOR DON BAID THAT THEY WOULD NOT ONLY OPPOSE THE RIGHT OF PELETTIER TO BIT IN THE GRAND JURY BUT ALBO THE RIGHT OF ANY ONE TO TAKE THE VERBATUM EVIDENCE. THE ATTORNEYS FOR GOR DON ARE EVIDENTLY DETER MINED THAT ABSOLUTELY NO RECORD SHALL BE MADE OF THE GRAND JURY PROCEED INGS, A RADICAL DEPARTURE FROM THE USUAL RULE. The subtle and determined ef forts of the large and ever increas ing array of legal counsel enlisted In the cause of Judge M. J. Cor don, accused of embezsling Great Northern funds, against the grand jury investigation now in progress, succeeded In scoring another point this morning. By unanimous rote of the five superior court judges, the evidence taken at the session yesterday aft ernoon, at which three witnesses were heard late In the day, was ordered destroyed and the official stenographer who took It, Mr. Clark, barred from further aiding In recording tbe work of the grand Jury. This action was taken over the vigorous protest of Prosecuting At* torney Pugh, who contended that the judges had not given him an opportunity for a hearing, and that the first he knew of the new move wus when tho order of court was entered barring Stenographer Clark. Pugh vehemently served notice on the attorneys for Cordon that a full report of the grand Jury pro ceedings would be had if he had to install a talking machine to record It, ' But the victory . f the astute counsel for the format attorney for the Great Northern was short lived. Mr. Pugh appealed to the county commissioners, who entered an or der authorising him to employ nn ott deputy prosecutor, one that hau a knowledge of shoithund, and forthwith Pugh attached J. H. Pelletlcr, s member of the bar and a shorthand reporter, to his official staff. Under the law the prosecuting attorney nnd his deputies me the only persons who have tbe right of THREE DIE BY GAS IN NIGHT SEATTLE, March 11.—Three men are dead in this city today as a result of inhaling illuminating gas, apparently through accident E. P. Hicks and W. W. Jarrett, sailors of tbe cruiser Milwaukee, were found dead In a room of the New England hotel this morning. Charles H. Humphrey, who was employed in an automobile garage, was found dying in his room on Ninth avenue. Hicks and Jarrett attended a admission to the grand Jury room, in addition to its members and the witness under examination. This, Pugh holds, entitles him to install his specal deputy, Mr. Pelletier, in the grand Jury room. Whether he will be allowed to record the evi dence was unsettled at noon. At the hearing today, counsel for Judge Gordon was reenforced by the arrival of Frank Graves, who hurried from a winter's vacation on the Isle of Pines, West Indies, to plunge into the fight for his friend and old companion Gordon. Craves bore the brunt of the legal battle before Judge Huneke this morning, and present with him In court were P. C. Sullivan, Frank T. Post, Nuitun E. Nuzum and R. W. Nuzum. aWIIg tadeoa-. .ff-, —os S shrdl nl The first step this morning was (he swearing In of J. R. Gaudlin, a member of the regular grand Jury panel, who was unable to be here (Continued on page two.) CHARTER SESSION THIS EVENING . At the meeting of the charter re vision commission u> be held to night an effort will be made to bring the contending forces togeth er so that the charter amendments proposed by the commission may be submitted to the people by the city council. The meeting was originally called for last night but postponed too late for correction in The Press. There Is a disposition on tbe part of the councllmen who opposed the amendments at the meeting Tues day night to accept most of the work of the charter commission, provided the provision for placing the engineer on the board of public works is removed. The laymen on the charter commission may agree to this. In the event that the council does not seem willing to report the amendments a petition will be startted under the state law requir ing a 15 per cent signature. LADIES BEGIN WORK ON CHILDREN'S HOME The work on the Children's home In Audobon park will be started at once. The building permit was taken out this morning for the work by the Ladles' Benevolent as sociation for the three story brick building It Is Intended to erect. The cost of the building will be $50,000, the greater portion of which was raised by popular subscription. DOLEFUL WAIL FOR BLEUTHB. A "bumble bee" signal system has been fitted tip at police head quarters by Police Inspector Lewis, and-each man of the plain clothes department has been given a signal to which he Is expected to answer In person to the desk sergeant. The thing makes a doleful wall. FEDERATED CLUBS WILL QUIZZ COUNCIL TONIGHT eiatcd clubs announces that all candidates for the city council are requested to attend a meeting of the executive committee of the fed eration at All Saints parish house this evening. They will be qulzed by the club officers and given a chance to state their positions on various issues involved in tho pres ent campaign. The federation expects to he able to announce Its list of Indorsements for city offices Tuesday evening if It cau be completed by Uiat time. THE SPOKANE PRESS theater last night and returned tv the hotel afterwards. The bellboy entered the room to awake them this morning and found the men dead. ~ Humphrey fell asleep while a small quarter-fn the-slot gats heater, was burning in bis room. The gas is supposed to have soon burned out. Later a woman entered the bata room and dropped a coin in the me ter, starting a flow of gas in Hum phrey's stove. TO FIGHT FOR WHITE RACE JEFF SAYS IF HE CAN GET IN CONDITION HE WILL MEET JOHNSON, BUT NO OTHER MAN. NEW YORK, March 11—Jeffries came nearer to making a direct statement of an intention to fight Johnson today than ever before, There is no further doubt he is trying his beet to get into condi tion. The question of success in this direction is the only barrier in the way of a challenge. He said S "If I ever fight again it will be the negro, and then only to win back the championship to the white race. I do not care what offer Is made, it will not tempt me to reenter the ring for any other purpose. I will not fight Kaufman, or any other white man and would never think of fighting again if Burns had whipped John son. HITS 'EM HARD ON COAST J. M. Haunaford of St. Paul, sec ond vice president of the Northern Pacific, who is in Portland, tells that city the recent decision of the interstate commerce commission will materially affect all the coast cities of the northwest and espe cially Portland. He characterized the rates as unjust and unreason able. He said: "If the decision is obeyed by the companies without protest this city will be very hard hit. "The favorable discrimination which has long been sought by Spokane has been won, and the coast cities now have practically no chance in competition for Interior! trade, as the new rates are almost prohibitive, and as stated before by the business men, shipments will necessarily have to be made by wa ter." THEY DONT LOOK GOOD TO DEBS OIRARD, Kan., March 11.—Eu gene Debs, presidential candidate of the socialist party, declared to day: "The new administration Is com posed exclusively of wealth and reprsentatives of wealth. Most of the cabinet members are lawyers, and several are openly trust law yers. They can be depended upon to serve their class and their clients." Secretary Gray denies that the delegates who were denied admit tance wast week were "thrown out." He says that the club's rule to examine credentials before ad mitting new delegates has never been deviated from except iv in stances where regular delegates had removed and substitutes from clubs already members were admit ted, or where a single club had ap plied aud had served previous no tice of its intention, giving time for the necessary investigation i Secretary A. U. Cray of the Fed- SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1909 TWO PICTUMES WORTH SAVING PRESIDENT TAFT AND IN THEIR CARRIAGE ON THE WAT FROM THE CAPITOL TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS WijS HE FIRST TIME A NEW PRESIDENT'S WIFE EVER AC COMPANIED HER HUSBAND ON THE DRIVE TO THE EXECUTIVE MANSION FOLLOWING THE FORMAL INAUGURAL EXERCISES,. THE FARMERS KNOW ♦ At the township meeting at ♦ ♦ the court house yesterday the ♦ ♦ statement, was ma<%| that The ♦ ♦ Spokane Press had given the ♦ ♦ farmers more Informal lon. In #> ♦ the last few months'as to how ♦ ♦ the county business has been ♦ ♦ conducted than had, heretofore ♦ ♦ been obtained from othef Bpo- ♦ ♦ kane papers in 10 y«ars. ♦ ♦ It costs 11000 per»d»y fb rup ♦ *• Spokane county, ♦ > pie In the past ha***'' - fntwkrft ♦ > little of how this 4} > being spent. " »♦♦♦,♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ r— ■ ' SEA MONSTERS EAT IIP INDIANS NOME, March 11.—A sensational story of marine horrors and Arctic mystery has come overland from Cape Blossom and Point Barrow. The annual disappearance or many of the native Kyak hunters has been traced to the raids of car nivorous and amphibious fox sharks, coramonlv known as the thrasher, who patrol tbe coast line from Bristol bay to the mouth of the McKenzie river. ls| a recent hunt for seals nearly a dozen young native hunters lost their lives by being attacked iv their skin boats by these terrific sea monsters. SAYS SON SHOT TO SAVE FATHER NASHVILLE. March 11.—Attor ney Washington today resumed ar gument for the defense in the trial ot Colonel Cooper, Robin Cooper and John Sharpe. charged with the murder of Senator Carmack. He declared Robin was justified in shooting Carmack to protect bis father. BARS BIRDS FROM WOMEN'S HATS SACRAMENTO. March 11—If Collier's bill Is passed by the sen ate and signed by the governor, woman's suffrage In California will be given a decided Impetus. The bill prohibits tbe wearing of plum age, skin or body of any bird not a game bird or hawk. BIG LAND GRAB CASE. BOISE. March 11.—Attorneys for the government and defense in the case of the United States vs. Bar ber Lumber Co., In which an effort was made to cancel the entry on 40.000 acres of timber land in Boise basin, valued at $1,000,000, left for Seattle today to take testimony be fore a referee. They will altKi go to Portland, San Francisco, l.os An geles, Minneapolis and St. Paul. BECOND ANNUAL BHOW. SALEM, March 11.—The second annual horse show is to be held here April 5 and plans are develop ing rapidly. Tbe board of trade last night voted (500 for the use of the show committee. Weather—Fnlr tonight and Friday. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT TAFT WALKING UP THE CAPITOL STEPS THROUGH THE SNOW STORM. A FEW MOMENTS LATER IT WAS PRESIDENT TAFT AND EX-PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. WORTHLESS BANK BILLS STILL PLAGUE UNWARY 1 In spite of the fact that hundreds of Spokane business men have beeu stung on the old Merchant's & Planter's bank bills, which are about as valuable as canceled post age stamps, some smooth individ ual successfully worked the rusty old gas on the bartenders at the Liberty and the Trevo bars. The police have been notified and the counterfeit bills are in their posses sion, while the crook who passed them is likely looking up more Ez's in other parts of the state. War many years it has been the misfortune of a few business men FED HIS BABY ON FORMALDEHYDE v SEATTLE, March 11.—Because his baby does not thrive on milk supplied by a milkman, W. G. Se ward swore to a complaint charg ing E. J. Ross of the North Creek dairy farm, with putting formalde hyde into the milk. This is the first time such a complaint has beeu made. TACOMA, March 11.—Their par ents refusing to allow them to marry. Miss Ella llentley of the Hig Bottom country, &0 miles south east of Tacoma, and Harry M. Forbes of Ashford. the station at the end of the Tacoiria Eastern Mount Rainier spur, eloped to Can- ELOPED TO CANADA. to find themselves encumbered with some of the Merchant's & Planter's bank notes and just as often the police have warned the public against cashing the worth lees stuff. As a rule only one side of the bills look like money, while the other is embellished with crude lithographing like a tailor's re ceipt. It has been told that one set of the dies with which the old bills weir made for the bank that is now defunct, were stolen years ago ana that from these the worthless pa per now floating around were printed. Ada and were married at Victoria. Returning to Tacoma today they were met by Miss Hentley's par ents, who. finding they were al ready married, gave a reluctant consent to the order of things. Miss Bentley is but 17 years of age. MATRIMONIAL BIDE TRACK. EVERETT, March 11.—Stella Dunn, a handsome young widow who arrived here last week from Galesburg, Kan., to marry a rail road man whom she had known for several years, "switched" him to a "blind siding" two days after he had purchased her wedding titm \ and a ring, mid on Saturday mar ried his chum. Robert I'm... a res taurant waiter. The railroad man wasn't uotified of the change in schedule until after tlie eveut had occurred, aud he was left standing at the switch. WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVO R SEVENTH YEAR, No. 107. 25 CENTS PER MONTH FARMERS WANT GRAND JURY TO DELVE DEEPLY INTO COURTHOUSE DEALS The Spokane County Township club has resolved that a probe of the court house is necessary. To bring the matter to a head a com mittee consisting of E. C. Bratt, Henry Treede and O. B. Gllstrap, were appointed at the meeting yes terday to ihquire Into matters con nected with tRe management of county affairs that do not look right and bring the same to the attention of the present grand jury. A like committee has already been appointed by the Farmers' union and another will be named by the grange. It is expected that the three committees will act joint ly. Several volunteers have already been found who are willing to tell about the manner in which the SCHEME TO KNOCK OUT BOTH PRATT AND LAUMER DEMOCRAT TO BE NOMINATED BY MABS CONVENTION TO BPLIT TICKET AND INBURE SUCCESS OF REPUBLICAN. Neither N. S. Pratt or N. J. Laumer suit one elemnt of the democratic party, and a movement has been started to hold a mass convention the day of the primaries and nominate a third man to run down the middle of the ticket and defeat cither candidate who is suc cessful. When the rumor was first heard it was discredited, but Jesse C. Jamieson confirmed the report to day when he stated that such a plan has been talked of. He denied, however, that the plan was started by the cigar store men who were sore at both Pratt and Laumer over their work in closing out the slot machines. WILD BEASTS BOLD AND BAD IN COLUMBIA COUNTY DAYTON, Wash., March 11.— Mountain Hons and wildcats are more numerous and more ferocious In the Blue Mountains this spring than ever before. Several range horses have been reported killed, and in one or two instances men have been attacked by these ani mals. Ben Magill returned yesterday from a trip to the Tukanon and re ported the killing of a valuable saddlehorse belonging to R. W. Ma gill. The Hon sprang from a tree under which the horse sought shel ter from a snowstorm. I>esß than a month ago. Frank Lotzen. a Tukjjnon farmer, was attacked by a cat at the entrance of his cabin and saved his life only by beating off his assailant with an ax. It is not uncommon this spring to find cats and even Hons prowling about barnyards and along the roads. More cat bounties have been paid this spring than for twenty years. Trappers and hunters attribute the boldness of the animals to a scarcity of small game and the pro tracted winter, with an unusual depth of snow. HOUSE DEFEATS THE NON-PARTIZAN PLAN OI.YMPIA, March 11.—The non partizan city election bill was de feated in the house late yesterday by a 41 to 42 vote. The bill relegating the nomina tion of supreme judges by the old convention system was passed. FATALLY STRICKEN WHILE AT WORK While working about his daugh ter's home at the corner of Adams street and Wabash avenue yester day evening, Emmet t A. i larger, aged 63, was seised with au attack ot heart disease aud died v halt hum- later before medical assist ONE CENT county business was run, and It IS believed the committee can flndl some interesting facts if it will bat inquire deep enough. R. B. Martin, president of the township club, recently spent half a day in the auditor's office looking over some old allowances by the county commissioners and managed to resurrect some facts in that brief time that might be of interest to a grand jury. Illegal allowance* to individual members of the board of commissioners, in spite of an ad verse ruling from the prosecuting; attorney; excessive prices for sup plies and exorbitant sums for worlt or repairs around the court house may afford material for the investi gation of these committees that will keep them employed for some time. • The plan at present is to pics? some strong democrat who will rob the successful democratic can* didate of his chance and insure the election of the republican nominee. From the way the republican out* look appears at present, this move is in the interests of J. T. Omo, who appears to be at the head ot the race among the republican can* didates. Either Latimer or Pratt are regarded by the party as strong enough to win over Omo, but with a candidate running in the middle Omo would win the prize. Mr. Jamieson disclaims any part in the program, but states it ia un-' der way, and he has heard It talked of to a conisderable extent and fully expects it to be carried out. There are a bunch of boosters out in the field buttonholing men quiet*. Iy to get them Interested in the plan. ance could reach him. The de* ceased came here from St. Joe, Mo., last May and has since made his home with his daughter, Mrs. George A. Gardner, whose husband] is an employe of the Spokane Con crete Co. He had suffered occa sionally with stomach and heart trouble, but his affliction was never considered serious. Aside from Mrs. Msudine Iff) Gardner, the deceased is by two sons and one Charles. Spokane; Clarence, whose! present location is not known, and? Effie L of Wrencoe, Idaho. * CITY'S NURSE AT WORK AGAIN Though Miss Hornburg, city vis. iting nurse, returned to her chart table duties here only Monday aft ter a much needed rest of five weeks, she has already been called on to attend a number of case* She reports excellent success with! tuberculosis cases especially, ono of her patients having gained 18 pounds in the last few weeks. The visiting nurse has now take* up her headquarters In a part ol the mayor's office, and can be reached between 1 and 2 o'clock each day over phone Main 601, Miss Hornburg made over 1,50 ft cals last year. LEGISLATORS BRING BEDS TO CAPITOL VICTORIA, B. C, March 11.-c For 24 hours at a stretch liberals) and socialists In British Columbia legislature combined to obstruct progress in order to prevent th* passage of the provincial election act, which restricts the registration' of voters. The government is fight ing the opposition hard, and will, force the measure through. Th* liberals have bad cots placed in th* corridor* and will relay their oyuca sltion.