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THIRTY- THREE YEARS SOLITARY CELL BUT
MA V AGAIN SEE DA YLIGHT BEFORE HE DIES ONCE A MONTH A MOTHER OF SO IS ALLOWED TO WEEP OUTSIDE THE BARS AND TALK TO JESSE POMEROY. ■pcciai OoxropoDdenca to The Freit CHARLESTOWN, Mass.. April 8. —After 19 years solitary confine ment, .lesse Pomeroy, the "human fiend."" the world's most famous prisoner, may again see the day light. Pomeroy was a steel-eyei boy of 17 when the world declared him dead and locked him behind the doors of Charlestown prison. Now he is a man of 50. From 17 to 50 has has known nothing but dark ness and solitude. The men who bore witness against him. the attorney who de fended him, the jurors who called him guilty, the judge who sen tenced him to death, the governor who saved him from the rope—all are dead. Boston haw grown to be greater Boston since they locked the doors on Pomeroy, but he has been deaf to the roar of its factories and the hum of its workshops. The Philadelphia centennial was In full swing when Pomeroy saw daylight for the last time. Once a day a jailer slips his food through a slit in the darkened cell, and peers in to make sure that his prisoner hasn't died during the Sight Once a month the prisoner's mother —the only person in the whole world who thinks him inno cent —talks and weeps with him through the bars for an hour. Once a year the governor of Mas sachusetts and the prison commis sion walk through and stare curl ; ously at their famous prisoner. Oc casionally Chaplain Barnes visits him, and talks to him. These are the only breaks ln Pomeroy's sunless years. No storied or pictured tale of loneli ness can equal the horrors of Pom eroy's lifetime in prison. And now relief may come. A bill will be introduced in the present session of the legislature—it is aimed at Pomeroy—allowing all prisoners to work in the daylight, and with their fellow prisoners. This boon Pomeroy has long craved. Just to see the daylight, to see people and talk with them— it's all he has ever asked. He has refused to work unless he could work with the other prisoners. Just what Pomeroy is today, only the prison officials know—and they won't tell. "You may see all there is to be seen ln Charlestown pris on," General Bridges, the warden, says, "except Pomeroy." "Has he changed?'' he continued. "No one has been here long enough to tell." Yet Massachusetts people have no sympathy for Pomeroy. His crimes have cut him completely off from the world of men. He is no man. but a fiend, they say, an animal who must be cased like a man-eating lion. He must be kept in priso ntill be is dead. Occa sional efforts have been made to get a reprieve for him, but public sentiment has always intervened. it is a fearful record the courts COAL MAXWELL 93. ROCK SPRINGS BEAR CREEK CANADA WEST ACME and LILLE WOOD BY RICK OR CORD Great Western Fuel Company YOUR HOME NEEDS Spokane Paint & Oil Co. Madlldn St. and N. P. Hy. Phones 60 arid 412. Paints, Glass, Doors, Mlllwork, Curly Fir, Wall Paper. JESSE POMEROY WHEN CONVICTED. have against this hoy who has grown to past middle age behind the bars. His case is unparalleled in the whole history of crime. At 13 he was assaulting and muti lating and torturing boys of 6. He was put in a reformatory, where, after three years, be was released on parole. A little while after, by his own confession, he assaulted and butch ered little Nellie Curran. and buried her body in the cellar of her fath er's store. At 17 he was found guilty of mur dering and butchering a 5-year-old Michigan Returns to Western Conference P. G. BARTELMB. Special Correspondence to The Press AXX ARBOR. Mich., April 8 — Michigan will return to the "Big 8" as the result of the appointment of Philip G Bartelme, to succeed Charley Baird, director of athletics at the University of Michigan, Bartelme has not come out flat footed with this statement, but he has inimated publicly hat he wants to see Michigan in the conference again aud his close friends declare he will bring this about. With Keene Fitapatrick, physical director, Bartelme will have abso lute control of Michigan athletics after July I. These two have con ferred on the future and have set tled upon the policy to be pursued when the new director assumes the place to be vacated by Baird. TO USE CAMERA IN WINE ROOM CRUSADE (By United Press) MINNEAPOLIS, April 8. — A flashlight crusade to rescue girls and boys from Improper surround ings is planned by the humane so ciety and hereafter all the night "60 and 40 PAINT" WE PUBLISH OUR FOR MULA— 60 PER CENT WHITE LEAD, 40 PER CENT FRENCH ZINC. ITB PURITY GUARAN TEES WEAR. boy in Boston. The law. outraged, caled him unfit for freedom or even human association. His long term in prison began. With all his perverted and de generate instincts, Jesse Pomeroy is an intellectual man —even bril liant. He has read every one of the 8000 books in the prison library and half a thousand more belonging to Chaplain Barnes. He reads in the original the works of Latin, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Arabic authors, having learned all those languages in prison. ; Beside reading, Pomeroy has one agents will carry cameras while making their rounds. A difficulty has been conflicting evidence. Girls and boys are taken out of dance halls or wine rooms and the persons arrested deny that liquor was served or even kept in the place. The agents will here after photograph the room and the persons in it. so that the situation can be shown in detail. SAYS WIFE WILLED HIM YOUNG SISTER DETROIT, Mich., April B.—Frank Van Dew, age 22, Edwardsburg. Mich., who declared that, the 15 year old sister of his wife was be queathed to him for his next wife, when his first wife died, has been taken into custody at South Bend, Ind., on a charge of abduction. Within two weeks after his first wife died Van Dew is declared to have forced the sister. Mabel Hayes, to elope with him to Kansas City, the couple using a box car out of Chicago. " Bartlett's " Bartlett-CarverCo. On Riverside Between Lincoln and Post Distribut ers of the Henderson Corsets THE SPOKANE MESS, APRIL A, 1909 JESSE POMEROY TODAY. other pleasure—the monthly visits of bis mother. Mrs. Pomeroy, a broken and frail woman of close to 80, who still lives in Weymouth, where Jesse was born, never misses a visit. Every mother of a prisoned son thinks him innocent. But none be lieves it more devoutly than Mrs. Pomeroy. "My son is a martyr," she says. "They told him-that I was accused of his crimes—that if he didn't confess to them, I would have to go to prison. He confessed to save me —because he loves me." Tom Stands by Flag Don't lake any undue liberties with the Stars and Stripes when Philadelphia Tom Smith is in range. Tom lost two brothers In the war and the flag means some thing to him every time he sees it. Primary election morning he went out to Earl precinct to vote. Over the door hung the flag upside down. Tom entered that portal with a noise like vengeance seek ing the man who put the flag ln such scandalous fashion. With his hand on the artillery he bears by virtue of being constable he de manded that the wrong be righted on pain of a cleanout then and there. It was a minute or so be fore anybody caught the drift of Tom's grievance and when they did they had the proper use of the flag explained to the in a manner they are likely to remember. Tom gets mad yet when you mention It. The flag upside down is a sign of distress, and after all, the place may have been a Fassett precinct. ANNIVERSARY WEEK SALE of Tailored Suits Suits That Should Sell at d»i Qr A $27.50; on Sale at ... «PI3.DU Splendid .opportunity th is to get your Easter suit, at a low price. These suits we mention are all this season's goods, made irt the most approved styles of the season. The cloths are good grades, the color selection is almost unlimited. There are shades of Wisteria, Rose, Catawlda, Reseda, Tan, Brown, Blue and of course Black. The coats come in .14 to 42 inch lengths, the skirts are all gored, and all in all, you will flnd it hard to get a more artistic lot of Suits at, i a moderate price. Regular $27.50 values. Anniversary Sale Price. $19.50 GOOD PAY FOR ' SLAYING THE BEASTS The record of bounties for scalps of wild animals kept by Deputy County Auditor Hlshqp shows that in the quarter ending Aprir" 1 209 "Critters** of different kinds were killed within the con fines of Spokane county, for which the state paid 3250 in bounties. This list includes 185 coyotes at $1, 14 lynx at $2.50, eight wildcats at $2.50 and two cougars at $5. Under the law passed by the last legislature the bounties on some of these animals are in creased. Henceforth the state will pay $20 for killing a cougar, in stead of $5; $5 for a lynx or wild cat, Instead of $2.50, and $15 for a timber wolf. Under the new regu lations it will not be necessary to disfigure the pelt of the animal by removing the scalp, as has been the requirement in the past. The whole hide must be taken to the auditor's office and also the right fore leg from tbe knee down. The skin is then removed from the fore leg, and the bones, which are left for the satisfaction of the state, while the hunter can take the hide and the county along with him. Tom Hopper, the veteran hunter, who was in the auditor's office yes terday with the hides of three lynx, welcomes the new regulation looking to the preservation Intact of pelts. During the past winter he killed 22 lynx, on only 10 of which he claimed the bounty, as the removal of the scalp destroyed the marketable value of the hide. BACK TO SPOKANE WORK. Adjutant P. E. Helslnger, who formerly had charge of a large part of the Salvation Army work in Spokane and well known to many of-Spokane's residents, has return ed after an absence of two years to take charge of the industrial and social end of the work. Captain Sturms, who has been In charge of this feature of the work since Ad jutant Heisinger left for St. Paul two years ago, has been appointed to a field in Chicago and left the first of tbe week. HENS LAY HAM AND . EGG COMBINATION SOUTH NORWAI.K, Conn., April 8. —Policeman John H. Smith has a brood of hens which, from per sistent diet of ham clippings and pork rinds, lay eggs which cannot be told from a full fledged break fast of ham and eggs. The yolks are hard and hamlike in appear- ance, while the white of the egg has retained its old appearance and taste. At present the eggs are a trifle too salty, but a slight application of sugar In their diet is bringing the unique production up to a state of rare perfection. Not satisfied with his ham and eggs, Mr. Smith has now started another brood on a diet of cheese, with a view of producing eggs that will pass for rarebits. CURES ECZEMA QUICKLY ~™*~■ • New Drug, Poslam, Now Obtain able In Bmall Quantities. Since its discovery one year ago the new drug, poslam, has success > fully cured thousands of chronic cases' of eczema and other distress ing skin afflictions. Heretofore poslam has been dispensed solely for the benefit of eczema patients in large jars sufficient for a month's treatment. This was found to be an Inconvenience to many thousands who use it for minor skin troubles, such as pimples, blackheads, herpes, acne, scaly scalp, complexion blemishes, itch ing feet, piles, etc.. which require but a small quantity to cure. To overcome this, and in response to urgent appeals, the dispensers of poslam have been obliged to adopt, ln addition to the regular two-dol lar packages, a special fifty-cent size, which in future may be found on sale at Murgittroyd's and Hit ter's drug stores, and other lead ing drug stores in Spokane, or may be ordered direct from the Emergency Laboratories, No. 32 West 25th street, New York City. In all eczema cases poslam stops Itching with first application, and proceeds to heal Immediately; chronic cases being cured in two weeks. In less serious skin trou bles, results are seen after an overnight application. Samples for experimental pur poses may still be had, free of charge, by writing to the labora tories for them. The Vogue Spokane's Greatest Millinery Store. Exclusive Styles Fashionable Colors Superb Assortments Low Prices Those are the main characteristics of the Vogue Millinery, You certainly ran buy your Kaster Hat hetter liere. TRIMMED HATS FROM $3.50. Spokane Agents for the Fay Stockings The Vogue 917 RIVERSIDE AYE. Opposite the New POStOffICS. FREMONT GRAPE JUICE The grape yields Us richest treasure for Fremont Grape Juice. TW FUMIT (UFC JUICE CO.. FUSOIT. OHIO You will note with delight lta rich natural flavor, and the ut ter absence ot sediment, set tlings and floating tiuy particles of the grape which you have al ways thought characteristic of all grape juice. D. HOLZMAN * CO., Exclusive Distributors, Spokane, Wash. MILL WOOD FOR SALE JOHNSON SHINGLE CO. [ ATLANTIC AND CATALDO PHONE MAXWELL 1172 Buy your Easter Outfit at Went- worth's and be sure of absolute correctness We've not only the largest and finest assortment of Men's and Boys' fine wearables in the city, hut we sell them at prices lower than those asked for medio cre garments shown elsewhere. One of the hest fea tures of our Men's Clothing Department is our big line of hand tailored suits we sell at, each, $20.00 Over 60 different beautiful pattern designs. Special Pre-Easter Sale of Men's Neckwear 25 Cents for your choice of all express shipment of beautiful 50c flow ing and four-in-hand ties. See east window. Special Sale of Boys' Confirmation Suits $4.98 for your choice of a splendid line of hoys' $(i.(X) and $6.85 blue, black and fancy patterned suits. The fancy suits leaving two pairs of bloomer pants to match. For boys between ages 7 and 16 years. « Closing Out Our Entire Stock of Men's Fine Shoes for Cash Only $3.00 for values up to $6.00 the pair. $5.00 for values up to $8.00 tho pair. This includes the famous .J. and Nf. goods. Tlurry up as sizes are going rapidly. Spokane's Greatest Men's and Boys' Outfitters. Wentworth Clothing House Entrance, 700 Riverside Avenue.