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THE DIRECT PRIMARYIB WORSE
TEAK WASTED ON THE VOTES
TOO INDIFFERENT TO REGISTER
UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE
BRAND JURY USELESS UNLESS RECORD IS MADE OF EVIDENCE
BATTLE AGAINST CANNON
WILL BE FOUGHT MONDAY
CONGRESSMAN VICTOR MUR
DOCH, LEADER OF FIGHT TO
MAKE PEOPLE S REPRESEN
TATIVE DO SOME REAL REP
RESENTING, explains THE
RULE STRUGGLE IN CON
GRESS.
By Qllson Gardner,
•seetal Corrwponasmo* to Thm m«
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 13.
—Victor Murdock —you are destin
ed to hear the name more often
from this time on. So this Is who
he Is:
He is a large, strong congress
man from Kansas. His hair Is red
and curly. He smiles genially ana
looks Into your eyes like the mak
sle of a rifle. He probably tips the
scales at 187. 'He doesn't look as
If he were afraid —or would be, of
anybody, or anything, at any time.
He is the man who raised the
banner of Insurrection in the house
of represenatttves—of Insurrection
against the tyranny of the speaker
and the house rules.
He is leading tbe insurrection
•till.
He is a sincere, thoughtful man.
He is the son of an editor,,and him
self the editor of a Kansas paper.
He writes better than he talks —
which is not badly. And, as T. R.
would say, "He is dead square."
I had looked up Murdock to asa
him what he thought of the pros
pects of the Insurgent movement
and how he liked the speaker's
■ew "Calendar Tuesday" rule. He
tells me that the fight has just be
gun, and that the before mentloneo
"Tuesday" is a gold brick.
"What we asked," said Mr. Mur
dock, "was an automatic calender
da« What we got was a rule that,
the house might, if it so desireff,
BLACK KAI BLACKMAILS
1 WHOLE WORLD
Assassination of Detective Reveals Source
of Murder and Arson.
ROME, March 13.—Sensational
developments are expected to fol
low the murder of Lieutenant pe
troslno, of the New York detective
force, who was shot down on the
street last night by the black-hand.
Papers were found In his pocket re
vealing aatoundlng facts regarding
an International blackhand organi
sation, which Is shown to be con
ducted through a council of chiefs
of Sicilian bandits, whose agents
commit murder and arson in all
parts of the world for money.
SEISMOGRAPH WILL TELL
WHEN EARTH'S UNEASY
Gonzaga Will Have Quake
Recorder Set Up in
Few Weeks.
A seimograph, one of those deli
cate little Instruments for record
ing the antics of earthquakes, Is to
be Installed in the basement of
Gonsaga college within th • next
few weeks.
Father Goller, president of the
Gonsaga college, made application
for one of the Instruments several
weeks ago, and The Press yester
day announced hla success in s
dispatch from Cleveland, Ohio,
numbering Gonsaga among the
Catholic Institutions that would be
fitted with seismographs. Profes
sor Ettgenlns Baclgalupl, teacher of
physics and mathematics at Gon
saga, will have charge of the In
strument, which must come all the
way from Germany and will be
planted on a solid buse of concrete
at considerable expense to the In
stitution.
"There is no doubt that Spokane
Is in "-c earthquake belt," said
FatlK-r ■ t'ioiler to The Press today.
'•Thwre Is every indication that thlß
has Veen a volcanic country. All ,
the formations Indicate that this j
land has been a heated mass, but,
tbst wss ages ago. When 't 'ceased
to be that way we cannot deter-'
mine, but the total absence of ton
alls In the formation indicate to
VICTOR MURDOCK.
and so expressed it sdeslre by a
majority vote, take up and consider
bills on the calendar."
Mr. Murdock backed into a cor
ner of the corridor and divided the
atmosphere into there sections.
One document gives a full list of
particulars regarding prominent ex
convicts living at Palermo. -
Petroslno was waiting for a car
when the bullet was fired from a
distance that killed him. A mo
ment later a car approached proba
bly "frightening away the assassin,
who intende dto steal the Informa
tion contained in notes concealed
in Petroslno's pockets.
The detective was sent here to
get at the root bf the blackhand
evil.
scientist b that this soot ion la
among the most ancient things of
earth and i.ot noticeably subject
to chllla.
"With the seismograph, it Is
probable that occasional trembles
may be recorded, where otherwise
the disturbance would have to be
acute before we would realise just
what It was. The seismograph
must he Installed in such manner
that It will not be affected by com
mon dynamite explosions, but will
record the slightest quake of the
earth. One Is to he installed in a
Catholic college In Seattle, and
others will be distributed through
out the country."
Pupils at Gonsaga with a scien
tific turn of mind are anxious to
see the instrument and Its abilities
will be thoroughly demonstrated
by Professor "Hacky." as they call
the teacher of science.
,v .;,God.i .re'xlla. hm hm hmth
MINERS WILL REPORT
THEIR FAILURE
PHILADELPHIA, March 12—A
delegation of union miners from
the antharclte region Is conferring
today with President Lewis of the
j United Mine Workers to set the
time and place for a convention to
draft n report to district unions of
1 yesterday's fruitless attempt lo
come to satisfactory arrangements
with mine operators.
THE SPOKANE PRESS
CANNON ON THE JOB.
"Here are the people. Here are
the people's representatives—niem
bers of the house of represent*
tlves. And here Is the speaker with
his rules.
(Continued on page eight)
AGAINST ENGINEER
ON BOARD
The Scandinavian Republican
club, one of the strongest clubs in
the city, will take a decided stand
agalnat the proposition .ot placing
the city engineer on the board of
public works, according to Arvid
Reuterdahl, assistant county sur
veyor and secretary of the dub,
who has taken the matter up with
a number of the members.
"This move is one in direct oppo
sition to the democratic system of
government and is one more, step;
In the direction of oligarchy," stat
ed Mr. Reutherdahl this' morning.:
"While I cannot, speak for the chiDj
I can say that the measure will be
brought up and from what I have'
learned the club will almost' unanl
mously vote to turn down the prop-'
osltion.
Another blow at the amendment
was struck Wednesday evening by
the West Bnd Improvement club.
PLEADED THREE DAYS
FOR COOPERS
NASHVILLE, March 13.—At the
conclusion of the closing argument
for the defense today Th the trial
of the Coopers and John Sharp, ac
cused of the murder' of Senator
Carmack, one of the most remark
able closing arguments In the hla
tory of United States jurisprudence
will have ended. For three days
attorneys for the defendants have
argued and pleaded before the jury
for justification of Carmack's
death.
Judge Anderson, suceeding Gen
eral Washington In summing up
for the defense, took the floor to
day.
GJULD LOVES
HARRIMAN NOW
NEW YORK, March 13—George
Could said today he did not believe
Harrlman would enter any of the
Gould road directorates, but if he
did he would We welcomed. Gould
paid high tribute to the railroad
king, saying he Is a remarkable
man.
He declared that although the
government devoted Its energies
to an attack upon Harrlman. the
latter withstood onslaught affd was
bigger today than ever.
NAVY GETTING READY
FOR A FUSS
WASHINGTON. March 13— The
navy department ia considering the
advisability of sending marines to
Nicaragua, but ts awaiting sugges
tion from the Mexican government.
Five hundred marines are station
ed at Panama, and 200 at Quanta
namo, Cuba. They are ready to
sail at a moment's notice.
Wsathar—Fair tonight anal tune** light frost tonight.
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1909
HARRIMAN WILL
ERDJUHT
CHICAGO, March 13.—Harrlman
lines are reported to be contemplat
ing the cessation of steamship rate
hostilities bettween the seaboard
and gulf ports and seaboard porta
of the Pacific coast. Tremendous
loss In tonnage is claimed to be the
principal cause, for the move on
the part of the roads west of Pitts
burg and Chicago.
The loudest complaints come
from merchants of the middle west
who declare they are losing a vasti
amount of business through the
steamship fight. Shippers alone
are profiting.
i < ;
WATER FOR STANDARD.
The board of public works yester
day afternoon recommended the
granting of the petition of residents,
on Standard street between Euclid
and Fairview avenues for a water,
main and reported the matter to
the city council for action. .'.. .. I
PRIZE WINNERS IN PRESS
"THE GIRIJSuESTION" CONTEST
First Prise—Hlelln MyeJb, 2011
Mallon.
■ . .. ,
rtraria rase —uecii Hoage, Kip,
Sharp. '* iff
FASSETT WINGS
WAKES UP
A BIT
After The Press outlined the city
campalgu situation last night the
Fassett forces woke up to the ex
tern of appointing committees for
he remaining three weeks before
the primaries.
Harry Rhodes, assistant corpora
tion counsel, resigned Ms office to
assume the chairmanship of the
Fassett campaign and open bead
ana i ters in room 11 Zelgler block
W. C. Hinman will act as secretary
for the committee. Tbe city loses
the services of a first class official
by tills move for the sake of the
Fassett campaign.
A finance committee was also &p
pointed consisting of F. R. Culber
sou, David Hrown, M. T. Hartson
E. T. Coman. R. T. Patterson. P. X
Ooodall aqd EF. Waggouer. An
executive committee will be naiueii
to Include practically all of the big
business men who look to Fassett
as the man for the mayoralty
Mr. Fassett has evidently fat
saken his policy to Say nothhi.
REQUEST OF
GRAND JURY
IS REFUSED
Just before the noon recess to
day tie grand Jury In the Gordon
case filed Into Judge Huneke s
court and made a request for the
prosecutor to be given the right to
take Hie evidence in shorthand. I
Judg> Huneke refused to grant It
and stood by his former ruling.
The /grand Jury then adjourned
until 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
The .request, of the grand jury is
presented herewith:
Th* grand jury, directs me, as
their foreman, to respectfully re
port trie following request:
Can>the prosecuting attorney, or
his deputy. If sble, take any notes
or memorandum of testimony un
der Mr" direction and solely for our
use t*> the course of our investlga-!
lions, isi such instances as wo deenf
of vital Importance to the success
of our labors*
The grand jury ia unable to un
derstand from the court's, instruc
tion given this morning whether
they can permit the prosecuting at
torney* or his deputy to make any
shorthand notes of any testimony
whatever given before the grand
jury. If he should be able to do so,
whettjer said notes are taken for
SeJful Trite—Stella Nichols,
Wloffkission.
Hefa are ihe winners in The
Preea "Girl Question" Content and
they will Bad>the prise seats, ready
for then Moaday evening at the
Spokane. The list inoludes a box
for the beat resemblance to Miss
Jane Dellls of the company:
For the second nearest resemb
lance"'four of the best seats.
For the third three of tbe best
seats.
Por the fourth two of the best
sen**. *- -.
For the fifth one of the best
seats.
The photos were taken by Lor
yea. the photographer, 824 River
side; • .
i—..■>.. ■ i it .... I*..
do nothing and be nothing," or at
least bis friends have forsaken It
for him. Borne one might have re
marked that Uncle fMck Hutchin
son would seen be in town bearing
labor's Indorsement for his work in
the state senate.
G. N. ATTORNEYS
SIICKING AROUND
Many persons are led to specu
late- as to the occasion for the
prolonged visit In Spokane this
week of L. C. Oilman, former gen
eral western counsel of the Great
Northern, promoted to be one or
the vice presidents of the road, and
Judge Brown, his successor.
Oilman and Brawo, by some
strange coincidence, have remained
In Spokane while the discussion as
to the empanelling of the grand
Jury was in progress.
They have not had sjjiy business
in court, but it is a safe bet that
they knew the nature of the fight
being made by Prosecutor Pugh to
secure a thorough and effective in
vestigation of the alleged court
corruption by the grand jury.
FIVE TO ?0 YEARS SENTENCE.
A sentence of from five • to 20
years in the penitentiary was liv-
IKMted by Judge Webster this morn
ing upon George elements, convict
ed of highway robbery. Clements
was a partner in crime of Frank
Carpenter aud Tom Nolan, already
serving terms ou the same charge.
He was convicted before a jury o(
having held up a merchant In Union
Hark in th - ruddle of the winter
a id rot Mag h'm of $1. all the mon
c; t< hnd.
th* benefit of the grand jury and
kept under their control, or wheth
er they are taken for the benefit
of the prosecuting attorney in the
furtherance of Justice.
The grand jury is unanimous In
the opinion that unleee the law per
mits them to take in accurate form
such parts of testimony as they
deem of vital Importance to their
investigations, no public good can
possibly result from their labors;
'that they will be powerless to
check or prevent the commission
of perjury by witnesses sppearing
before them, and without any rea
sonable hope of discovering the
truth.
If In the opinion of the court this
cannot lawfully be done, then the
grand jury respectfully requests
the court to discharge them from
further service, feeling that fur
ther deliberations under such in
structions could only result- ■d*>
nedless public expense and useless
personal sacrifice. At the same
time the grand jury desires to In
form the court that they do not by
this request attempt to shirk their
public duty to tbe citizens of Spo ;
kane county, and assure the court
of their willingness to serve and
continue their investigations' a*
long as the public welfare shall re
quire, without regard to personal
sacrifice er inconvenience, 'If the
law permits the jury without un
reasonable restrictions to do" so.
The grand Jury desires further to
disavow any purpose of showing
disrespect to the court by thra
communication.
The Court: I will say, Mr. Davis,
in that respect that the Instruc
tions I gave you this morning cov
ers that fully. '
Third Prise—lda Wood, 8327
Howard.
Fifth PTlte—Ruth Kelly.
TACOMA CALLS
GRAND JURY
TACOMA. March 13—Judge Eas
terday today issued a call for a
grand jury to meet April 5 to tnves
ttgate charges against Mayor Link
and Chief of Police Daley in con
nection with their conduct in oper
ating the restricted district.
The charges were filed by Com;
oilman Jamleson in a sensational
repoi t several weeks ago.
CANNON THROUGH
TALKING ABOUT IT
WASHINGTON, March 13 —
Speaker Cannon left the whtte
house this afternoon, announcing
that if anything further is said re
garding the situation in connection
with the effort to change the house
ruler, and depose Cannon it must
come from Taft.
PACIFICE AVENUE CHRISTIAN.
Rev. A. C. Downing, pastor—
Bermou, 11 a. m., "Success of Mod
ern Missions"; evening. 7:30, "far
don, Its Means aud Evidence."
WITHOUT
FEAR OR
FAVO R
SEVENTH YEAR, No. 109. 25 CENTS PER MONTH
JURORS INVESTIGATING
GORDON CASE SO NOTIFY
JUDGE HUNEKE AT NOON
Radical Action Follows Disciplining of ftgk
for Taking Notes in Shorthand.
Th* contention of Attorney Fred C. Pugh
for the right of himself or his deputy to take shorthand
notes of the evidence before the Root-Gordon grand jury,
and the peremptory denial of this right by Judge w. A.
Huneke, who has supervision of the grand jury, hat reach
ed an acute stage.
I . The fact that Pugh had his assistant, J. H. Pelletier,
take shorthand, botes o? the evidence yesterday afternoon,
contrary to the strict orders of the court on the subject*
caused Judge, Huneke to be in no pleasant frame of Bated
this morning when court convened, and for a time it ap
peared as if the conn were about to deal with the prose
cutor for contempt of his order.
Notwithstanding the strict prohibition of all shorthand
notes issued by the court, Prosecutor Pugh begun his in
vestigation before the grand jury this morning with his
assistant, J. H. pelletier, at his elbow. Pugh did not say
that Pelletier expected to take the notes in shorthand, but
he casually remarked as he advanced up the steps to the)
fourth floor that:
"I guess we will have to be fined for contempt."
After court reconvened this
morning, Judge Huneke had the
grand jury to retire Into the hall
way. He then took Prosecutor
Pugh to task for the taking of evi
dence in shorthand at the after
noon session yesterday, and said
that he had been informed by two
witnesses who had been before the i
grand jury that practically all of
the evidence had been taken down.
Pugh said that some of the evi
dence that was considered material
had been taken, but not all of It,
and that it had been taken under
the Instructions of the grand jury.
Judge Huneke pronounced the |
action of Mr. Pugh a deliberate
violation of the order of the court,,
and said he could not see why the |
taking of all of the testimony was.
necessary or reasonable. I
Denies Jury Room Jurisdiction.
Pugh replied with the statement
that the grand jury was an inde
pendent body, and that the court
had no power over ft except to
charge It and appoint its foreman.
"I have my rights in the grand
jury room, which I Insist the court
cannot abridge or deny me," he.
said. |
The court asked as to the extent
of the stenographic notes taken, j
but Pugh denied tbe right of the!
court to cross-examine him on
what he did in tbe grand jury
room. Pugh said he had made a
statement in open court that he
would obey the court's order, and j
said that he believed he bad not
yet violated It.
The court, displaying consider
able Irritation, said the contention
about the stenographic notes in the
grand jury room had taken about
as much time as he proposed giv
ing it. He said he would give Pugh
the benefit of the doubt In this la
stance and demanded the produc
tion In court of the stenograpbrc
notes taken.
Deputy prosecutor Pelletler. who
took the notes, said they had been
(Continued from page 1) 1
LEFT FAMILY TO ELOPE
WITH MERE SCHOOL GIRL
Hecause of bis infatuation for
Sarah Evans, his neighbor's daugh
ter, aged 16, E. A. Atwood, a ranch
er who resided about six miles west
of Spokane, deserted his wife ana
little children and left the country
In the night with an affinity young
enough to be his daughter. Mrs.
Atwood was given a divorce by de
fault on grounds ot desertion and
nonsupport. by Judge Hinkle at the
court house this morning, and like
wise gets full possession of a farm
on which she has lived for the last
six years.
Dally visits were paid by the friv
olous husband and father to bis
neighbor's daughter across the
quatrer section, according to the
testimony of his deserted wife and
her neighbors this morning. His
infatuation for the girl began when
she was but a mere child, age 12.
He would be with her for hours
against the protests of her parents
and the discontent of his own fam
ily
When upbraided by his wife for
such conduct he said he went to
see' Surah because he was lonely at
home. When his children spoke 111
of the "other child" he scoolded
and whipped them snd threatened
ONE CENT
ASSEMBLYMEN AIDING
LAND GRABBERS
SACRAMENTO, March 13.—That
certain members ot the assembly
actios in the best of faith are oft-
Intent lonally playing directly Into,
the hands of tbe Hyde, Benson.
Ackerman interests by attempting?;
to amend the* Thompson anti land
grabber bill now before the lower
house, was the statement made to
day by Attorney Mn Webb, aad
Surveyor General Xpprbury. who
are waging war srfajst the hueV
grabbing ring IB this sent*.
Fearing the assemblymen •who
are desirous of chnactag the bill M
certain parts will accomplish that
which Hyde, Benson nod Ackermao
are endeavoring to do In other
ways, namely kill the measure.
Webb and Kingsbury are mating;
every effort to have amendments)
offered last night by Assemblyman
Preston turned down. The Hyde
crowd are trying to secure adoption
of the amendments.
TEXAS WONT STAND
FOR JOHNSON'S WIFE
GALVESTON. March 13— Tho
white population of this city is up
In arms today over the report that
Jack Johnson, fighter. Ist coming'
here with a white wife. Texas) law
forbids tbe intermarriage of whites
and blacks.
The courts bold that no mattes'
where the marriage takes plana
they can not be allowed to live
here.
•TATE WILL PAY COUNTY.
An allowance of 9200 has bee*
made to Sheriff Pugh for bis ex
penses in going to SI Paso, Tea., to
bring back Corcoran, tbe bigamist)
The state reimburses the county
for this expense.
to leave their mother when her
jealousies mastered her quiet, yet
combative spirit.
Finally one night Atwood failed
to return after his customary visit
across the fields. His children
cried for him but all in vain. Sarah
Evans had crown into young wom
anhood—she waa It and they were
together—no one knew where. With
his face drawn with the panga of
sorrow and shame Mr. Evans walk
ed from house to bouse among his
neighbors the next day with the
words, "Have you seen Sarah?" up
on his life. No one had seen bar
since the night before, when she
and Atwood had met in the little
pasture behind the barn. ,
Over there across the hills a
mother's heart is still aching and a
father's hair is turning gray In hla
longing tor his daughter, and just
across tbe quatrer section a UtUe
group of children cling to their
mother's skirts and with innocent
faces turned to her are still asking
If "papa" la ever coming back?
Where Atwood and Sarah Bvaaa
have gone la still an unsolved mfe>
tery—they have sacrificed all far
one another, bnt Mrs. Atwood era
keep her children and the hnsnt.

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