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MAKES YOU A DELEGATE IN THE COMING ELECTION CONVENTION UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE NO SHORTAGE AGAINST JUDGE GORDON REPORTED SETTLEMENT SHOWSGREATNORTHERN HIS DEBTOR FOR $16,000 Rumored Development Came at Time of State Bar Association Investigation. The basis of accord between Judge M. J. Gordon and the Great Northern railroad, It is reported to day on reliable authority, is about as follows: That a later investigation of Judge Gordon's accounts with the company shows that he has paid all accounts for which he drew money to settle; that after all de ductions are- made and accounts balanced, the Great Northern has found Itself indebted to Judge Gor don in the sum of $16,000, which it has already paid, and which is now furnishing the sinews of war for his present vigorous fight against the Spokane grand jury investiga tion. Whether anything to indicate this has been presented the grand Jury Is of course impossible to say, as no intimation of the evidence taken has been given out, and could not be published properly if obtained. This understanding by the Great Northern and Gordon was reached, It Is reported, after the bar inves WRIGHT IS BEFORE GRAND JURY The grand Jury investigating the Gordon case has evidently decided to go ahead with the inquiry in spite of its action Saturday in ask ing discharge unless Judge Huneke permitted a ful stenographic re port of the evidence. The court refused this but the Jury began its session again this afternoon. Prosecutor Pugh went into tbe grand jury room,-accom panied by Special Deputy Pelletler, who Is a stenographer. An Inter esting phase of the present situa tion among lawyers is what may happen to a witness who informs on leaving the room whether shorthand notes were taken. It is held by some attorneys not en gaged in the case that such wit ness could be prosecuted for re vealing grand Jury secrets even though he told none bu the court. The first witness this afternoon was George E. Wright, secretary of the State Bar association, which body recommended the preseut grand Jury. CANNON TIE KING STILL WASHINGTON, D, C, March 16. -—Promptly at noon both houses of congres convened. Cannon was re elected speaker without a fight. The first skirmish In the house on the question of adopting the old rules Indicated that the Insurgents would probably win. Dalxell moved that the house adopt the rules of the sixtieth con gress. Clark of Missouri de manded the ayes and noes, shout ing to his colleagues: "Up, boys, and at 'em." Dalxell moved the previous ques tion, which was adopted by a vote of 194 to 188. Tatt's message will be delivered tomorrow. VICTIMS OF INSANITY John Qlondemnn. m German butcher, who has bono living with his family at Sil l Monroe street, was hurried to the city Jail last night, Insane and raving. He kepi up an Incessant disturbance in his Iron cell all last night, keeping oth er prisoners from their slumbers and threatening violence to the Jailors. Glendemnn's family visited the Jail this morning to see him, but they were met with curßes and threats. Just across In another apart hum it of the jail John Eaat tnan, n Flnlnnder, la waiting an ex tigation of the Root-Gordon case was called, when the Great North ern, seeing that it had stirred up a hornet's nest in its officials' charges as to the accounts of Judge Gordon, found it advisable to make peace with Its former Spo kane counsel at any cost. The rec ords of the Great Northern at St. Paul will not substantiate the ac curacy of this basis of settlement, if they are available, it is believed. Such a showing as that outlined above at this date would be ex pected to shut off any deepr in quiry into railroad political Influ ences in thiß state, a matter that is of more interest to the public— and probably to the railroads — than the question of a shortage in Gordon's private accounts with the company. Judge Gordon, from the first, maintained that his accounts were all straight as more thorough in vestigation would show. The charges against him were made public by head officials of the Great Northern legal department. L. C. Oilman, general counsel for the Great Northern and Nuzum & Nusum, attorneys for Gordon, have been summoned to appear before the grand jury tomorrow. It Is stated today that Prosecutor Pugh and the grand jury realise that however they may be handi capped by the lack of shorthand notes of the evidence, tbe investiga tion is of too serious Importance to be dropped on that account and will go ahead as best they can, taking notes In accordance with the order* of the court. The manner In which an appeal to the supreme court on the ques tion of the right of the prosecutor or his deputy to take stenographic notes will be made, If one is taken, has not yet been determined. Pros ecutor Pugh and the grand Jury aro anxious to have the question re viewed in the higher court, as they realize that the phase of it present ed in the Spokane Investigation ought to be passed upon. amlnation as to his sanity. John Is a queer quiet fellow, with a weak ness for kissing. He offers no vio lence, but will fling his arms around the jailor's neck and kiss the big star on the breast of the official's coat whenever he comes near him. Eastman was brought to the sta tion several days ago by Officer Wallace and although he seems to understand every word spoken to him, he refuses to say anything in answer. N BENATOR GRAVES BACK. Senator Will Graves returned to the city lats night from Olympia after putting up several fights for measures In which he was inter ested, one of which was his cus tomary attempt to fit his mussfe on the press of the state. LOOKB GOOD TO LUCAS. W. If. Lucas, president of the Northwestern league, tsl n the city today. Mr. Lucas Is enthusiastic over the outlook for the Inter mountaln league which he will head and is now assured that it will go through the season with fly ing colors. READY FOR TROUBLE. WASHINGTON, March 15—The cruiser West Virginia arrived at Acajutla, Salvador, yesterday, ac cording to advices received at the navy department. The supply ship Glacier Is at Amnpala, Nicaragua. The armored cruisers California and Pennsylvania sailed from Ama paln for Magdalena bay. There's hardly anything .1 man can be no aehnmed of 11s having nothing In his life to bo ashamed ot. THE SPOKANE PRESS GOME AND GET YOUR TICKETS If the winners in The Press "Girl Question" contest will call at the editorial room in this office, 616 Front, this af ternoon er evening they will receive orders for the seats they are entitled to at the Spo kane theater this evening. Tonight is the only night they will be good, ss the engage ment closes this evening. If you csnnot call phone direc tions where to send the order. BUILDING RECORDS SMASHED The building record for any March in the history of the city was broken to smash Saturday, when the grand total of 245 per mits, sggregating $690,175, was reached. At this slip the $1,000,000 record of 1907 will be sidetracked before the end of the month. The total ofr March, 1908, was 270 per mits, with a total of $587,880. The figures given for this month date from March 1 to March 13, in cluding 12 working days. The month stsrted off with a rush with 28 permits Issued on the first day. In the high records of 1907 the Paulsen snd federsl buildings swelled the total pats the million mark, but this year the biggest single permit was for $47,00, the bslance largely consisting of homes costing from $1000 to $2500. No better evidence of the rapid growth of the city could be ob tained than this tremendous show ing In building this spring. There le no letup in the steady run of ap plicants for permits and It Is more than likely that with 15 working days left in the month the grand total will pass the $1,300,000 mark and establish a new record. The flood of applicants has kept Miss Alice Ewing, clerk of the board, going. She has hsd little time for anything else, for aa soon aa she enters upon sny other work she is called sway ot make out a permit. The rush this morning was as hesvy as It has ben at any time this month and if It keps up a spe cial deputy will be needed to at tend to the work at the counter alone. Up to 2 o'clock this afternoon 19 building permits were taken out to day. Among the larger buildings to be erected are a warehouse for the Luger Furniture Co. st Divi sion street snd the S. F. A N. tracks, to cost $10,000; A. Q. Skeyem s two story brick apart ment house at Fifth avenue and Division stret, to cost $8500; snd s one story addition to Qranby Court by Al Doyle. This latter Improve ment will cost $12,000. DUKE LEAVES JEWELS TO ELKINS GIRL ROME, March 15. —Tnike Abruszl on the eve of departure for an Asi atic exploration trip, made a will bequeathing to Miss Kathryne El kins, daughter of Senator Elkins, the finest jewels left him by bis mother. This statement Is made by his friend, Marquis Negrotto, who will accompany the party. ROBBED DENTIBTB. Old gold burglars operated in the dentistry offices of Robert Bell, 208 Fernwell building: E. P. Peter son, room 11 Wolverton, and Ed ward Pittwood, 315 Fernwell, some time Saturday night and got away with about $60 worth of gold for fillings and gold crowns. KING WANTS TO BEE FLIGHT. PAT, Prance, March 15.—King Edward today telephoned Wilbur Wright, asking if the weather would permit an ascent today. Wright replied conditions were un favorable. The king Is anxious to witness a flight. SALEM. March 15. —J. Henry Booth of Roseburg was appointed this morning by the governor as a member of the Btate board of agri culture, succeeding Mark Hurlburt of Albany. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1909 TURNED FORGER IN PURSUIT OF ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE Love for Mrs. Stowefl, the wife of his friend and communicant of the same church of which he is a member, will cause Bert Hardy to be brought back to Spokane in shackles to face trial for forgery, on information secured against him by Ocer Howard of tbe Merchant's police. Not content with betraying the confidence that had been placed in him by Stowell, by spiriting away his wife, Hardy forged two checks amounting to 987.50, passed one on the North Side restaurant and the other at the Hamlin saloon and followed Mrs. Stowell to Illi nois, where she had gone to escape his attentions. Officer Howard worked up details from his clues so rapidly that he had the young forger located before he had reached St. Paul but was unable to have him apprehended till a few days ago at Solon Mills, 111., to which place Mrs. Stowell had gone. Hardy became infatuated with his friend's wife while grubbing stumps on the letter's ranch early last December. He became sudden- HINKLE TELLS FEDERATED CLUBS TO LEAVE HIM OUT SAYS THE ORGANIZATION IS TOO MUCH IN FAVOR OF SA LOONS TO EVEN CONSIDER HIM AS CANDIDATE. J. Qrant Hinkle will not be In dorsed by the Federated Clubs, and every other candidate for the mayoralty has a hundred times more chance for such indorsement then Mr. Hinkle. This is on account of a letter, sent by him to Secretary Gray this morning stating that under no cir- 1 cumstances would be allow bis name to come before* the club when the matter of Indorsing a candidate or candidates for the mayoralty was under considera tion. k "I took this action in view of the action of the Federated Clubs on the saloon question,'' said Mr. Hinkle this morning. "At the last meeting of the club that body re fused to take steps against tbe saloon and talked of the vested in terests and the harm the closing of saloons would bring about. In view of this fact. I realized that should the Federated clubs indorse me I would be placed in a most peculiar position, having the Indorsement ot a body with which I was not in harmony. I told them in my letter that I was content to do without their support and leave the Issue to the public. * "I have children of my own. and I have no desire to furnish any of my boys for the saloons or my girls for the brothels. I am opposed to the salon and the restricted dis trict and 1 would welcome no sup port from those who temporised Weather—Fair tonight and Tuesday. Ain't That a Shame? BOO—HOO—HOO-HOO ly ill and lncidentaly was confined to Stowell's house. There he court ed ana. won her confidences. He was Suable to account for his beha vior to Stowell when Stowell re turned suddenly and unexpectedly to his home one day and was com pelled to feign insanity and wave a botcher knife frantically in order, perhaps, to evade either a beating or that pain of an explanation. As a "raving maniac" be was brought to Spokane to receive med ical attention for a wound Stowell supposed he had Inflicted in his breast with the butcher knife, but no one but Mrs. Stowell was allow ed to dress tbe wound and nurse the "poor demented fellow." Final ly the police were called Into con sultatton and the supposed dement ed man was taken to the city jail, where it was found that the wound was barely a pin scratch. Hardy declared then that in the absence of Stowell. Mrs. Stowell had asked him to elope with her and when he refused she flourished a butcher knife and threatened to kill herself and fearing a misunderstanding he had kept up the ruse to defend her. with those who folowed this line of work." ROOSEVELT NOT SEEKING ADVICE SAM FRANCIBCO. March 16 — Captain A. J. Smiley of Seattle, whose advice concerning the Afri can trip was not accepted by Roose velt, said today Roosevelt's hunt will be a Joke. Smiley saya he has hunted through the part where Roosevelt is going, and there is n« gsme there He wrote to Roose velt, telling hmi he is in the hands of promoters who will make money out of. the trip, and suggesting a place where game abounds. The* best he got was a curt note thanking him for his advice. JOHNSON JUST MUST SOAK THAT JEFFRIES CHICAGO. March 15—"The one idea of my life Is to fight Jeffrleß," said Jack Johnson today, when he stepped from a Pullman coach. "I have heard so "much talk about him since 1 have been in the states that I ant anxious to prove my superior ity over him. 1 would like to make an agreement whereby the wlnne? will take the whole purse." Johnson declined to discus:: threats of whites in Galveston against his white wife, who was greeted here by blacks. She appar ently enjoyed their company will be given a reception by negroes to night. TAFT HAS JAP WAR ON HAND ly CORTE MADERO, Calif., ♦ ♦ March 15.—Plans are being ♦ ♦ made by young men of this ♦ ♦ city to Interfere with the pro- ♦ ♦ posed marriage of Gungiro ♦ ♦ Aokl, alleged member of the ♦ ♦ famous Japanese family of ♦ ♦ that name, to Miss Helen ♦ ! ♦ Gladys Emery, daughter of ♦ ♦ Archdeacon John A. Emery. ♦ ♦ It is announced today that ♦ ♦ the Japanese will be escorted ♦ ♦ from the city in a fashion * ♦ which will arouse interest snd ♦ ♦ surprise in Japsn. ♦ COURT ORDERS BANK TO DIG UP THE CASH In spite of the formal assertions of Attorney Sam Sterns that Judge Hinkle had not the jurisdiction to order the Old National bank to turn over Helen Kubillus' deposits to satisfy a judgment given Ben Bres chli on a promissory note, signed by her husband, the court rendered a judgment to the plaintiff this morning for the recovery of $503.75. He also instructed the bank to dig up. A promissory note at three months for $300 was given by Adolph and August Kubillus to Breschli, February 7, 1908. When the note was matured the Kublllis refused to pay. It was learned that Helen Kubillus. wife of Adolph, had a deposit of $1100 in the Old Na tional bank, but so far It is de clared that the judge has no juris diction over the bank and that it has not been shown what parts of the deposit there belongs to the dif ferent defendants in the case. Lit igation is said to be already started to decide that part of the question MAYOR SERVES UNTIL RECALL ELECTION IX>B ANGELES. March 16. .fa» rounded by a cordon of police call ed to preserve order among hun dreds of citizens assembled at the city hall today, the city council unanimously elected William D. Stephens mayor. In a speech of acceptance Steph ens said he would serve only until March 26, the date of the recall election invoked against Mayor Harper, who resigned. Stephens is 50 years old aud a retired grocer. MAGOON TO BE ~ THE HANDY MAN WASHINGTON, March 15.— Charles E. Magoon Is preparing to start for Central America on a mo ment's notice, Taft having decided to send lilm to act as peacemaker unless conditions Improve immedi ately. Disquieting rumors were re ceived from. Honduras. Nicaragua, Costa Klca and Salvador. WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVO R SEVENTH YEAR, No. 110. 25 CENTS PER MONTH PRODUCT OF CONVICT'S TOIL SOLD IN SPOKANE EVERY PRISON MADE BROOM YOU BUY 18 A HARD KNOCK AT TWO HOME INDUSTRIES EMPLOYING FREE LABOR. This Is the first of a series :>f short articles on household products manufactured in Spokane, with the reasons why you should prefer them In making purchases. If you are not interested in boosting your own town, look them over anyhow. They will carry information of value to both commercial and indus trial interests. And if you are not inter ested in boosting, what excuse have you for being out here In the boosting west? Not to boost means to roost. Spokane hears considerable about patronizing home industry, but all that doesn't prevent brooms made by convict labor being shipped to this city from Nebraska and sold in competition with the product of two Spokane factories. This means no benefit to the con sumer either, for brooms all sell at about the same price retail, but the prison product returns a profit of from 75 cents to $1 per dozen brooms wholesale. And Spokane labor Is cheated out of Just that much work and wages every time a convict broom is sold here. About 10 acrs of 600 SPEED MANIACS OWN MONROE STREET AUTO AND MOTORCYCLE DRIV ERS SCORCH BUSY THOR OUGFAREB. CARELEBB OP WHOM THEY MURDER OR MAIM. No ordinance has been passed permitting it, but by tacit official understanding North Monroe street, since being paved, has been surren dered to auto, motorcycle and oth er developments of speed lunacy. The only police notice of this so far is a report made by Officer Dan iels that autos shoot Monroe at the rate of 100 miles an hour. Proba bly one nearly caught Daniels at the switch and his estimate of the speed rate may be slightly exag gerated, but that an exceedingly dangerous speed Is common across the river is a matter of apprehen sive concern to everybody except city officials charged with enforce ment of safety regulations. BUCK TO BOOST FOR REN. RICE Ren H. Rice Is now ex-chief of police. He tendered his resigna tion to the mayor Saturday evening and it was accepted to permit Rice to assume the leadership In prepar ing for the next national apple show which will be held In this city next December. The chief job probably wouldn't have lasted any longer than the arrival of a new ad ministration in May. Rice is an aspirant for appoint ment as United States marshal and this office will be vacant next De cember and should be land that prise he will be able to assume this new office at tbe close of the apple show. Captain Coverly is the head of the police department utnil after the spring election, when tbe in coming mayor will make bis ap pointment. CIVIC REFORM LEAGUE MEETS TONIGHT The Civic Reform league, com posed of tbe delegates to the Fed erated Clubs who picked up their baggage and departed, will meet this evening st 8 o'clock in room 213 Jsmleson building. BLACK HAND PIERCED NOBILITY DISGUISE ROMK. March 15.—That the dis guise worn by Joseph Petrosino. New York detective, prevented ldeutlficntlou ot hla murderers, waa dozen brooms to the car are shipped here annually. The convict labor Is simply slave) labor, as the prisoners are farmed out at about 50 cents a day pen man. The state furnishes the shop, tools, everything practically, In ad dition to compulsory labor at less than coolie wages in this country. Symptoms of fat political graft; seems to fairly bubble out of aa arrangement of this sort. But the point of importance to Spokane is that there are two broom industries in this city, tho Washington Broom factory and the Spokane Broom factory. The first employs 10 men and the other seven. How many more employes they would find work for If every Spo kane housekeeper demanded a Spo kane made broom always Is hard to estimate, but it is safe to say tho result would be at least two of tho most flourishing Industries in that line in the west doing business fan Spokane. Right here the housekeeper has a chance to accomplish something the boosters have been bending every effort to —the exclusive homo patronage of a home product. Call for the home Industry label. It will cost no more than tho work squeezd out of prison monot ony and grind, and do your own city, and incidentally yourself and family, an amount" of good that would surprise as well as gratify! you If you knew the extent of It. I The motorcyclists take the bicy* 1 cle path or asphalt as suits them at a criminally insane rata and tho public has the choice and chance ol flight or death at the crossings. Au tos race the length of the thorough fare, throwing in the high clutch as) soon as they turn off Bridge street. The fact that Monroe la badly tons up and so dusty It ia difficult to see safely makes no difference. Tho dust is doubtless an auto boon for, it conceals Identity by biding the numbers. Some of these days a child or woman or man will be picked un crushed and lifeless. A driver wilt explain he didn't mean to do it, showing the victim was responsible by merely occupying the same earth as an auto, and there'll he U great howl, maybe. But all thai won't restore the life nothing less than murdered by official consent to senseless driving through nonea forcement of the law. learned today from Palermo dis patches. When Petrosino was shot down In Palermo by the "black hand," he was attired In the cos tume ot an English lord disguised] in a blonde wig and Dundreary whiskers. After he fell he was sur rounded by gendarmes. In Petrosi no s trunk the police found numer ous disguises. FOUND SHE HAD ANOTHER MATE The marriage of William and Margaret Smith a few months ago was annulled thia morning by Judge Hinkle because, he alleged, the bride had another husband tucked away In the woods near Col vine, Wash. Smith didn't seem to like the idea of being given eves* lasting relief from the woman un der the same terms that a divorce is given, though he did not intimate that he wished to venture into tho realms of matrimony again within another six months. However, the judge placed that six months' re striction on Smith's case Just tho same. GREAT RACE TRACK JUST ACROSS LINE l.os aN< JULES. March 15.— Work will commence on the near race course la Lower California April 1, accorasjg to nn announce* ment by meujNtrs ot the new Tlaj Juana Jockey club. The track will be located Jjqpt screes the Interna tional border from Sen Diego and will be ready for the fall meeting this year: Four.hundred and thir ty-two acres have been secured for the trunk.