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PRESS THE INLAND EMPIRE'S rETECTIVE SHAKE-UP FOR GOOD OF FORCE rcf Sullivan Says Politics Cut No Figure in McPhee's Case. Not for political reasons, but mply to liven up the detective de u-tment In giving the public the rotection naturally and reason >!> expected form a plain clothes apartment of any city police force, ik, Martin J. Burns, acting captain ■police, and Captain George Miles k»en placed at the head of the ty's force of sleuths, says Chief Ullivan. I). D. McPhee, who, as sergeant C detectives, has been at the bead [ this department, has been shift i to desk sergeant, to have charge F the uniformed men in the police :atlon during the day. Some had intimated that McPhee as relieved of authority because t dtuerences that have heretofore xisted between himself and Mayor ratt, which cropped out in a little icldent in the late municipal cam aign. But Chief Sullivan and the heads f the city government Insist that olitics Is no way connected with le change. Sergeant McPhee is ne of the old school officers, some 'hat plain and outspoken in his tanner any independent as to his ersonal actions and conduct so nng as the same conforms to regul ations. "I know people will say that this s a political move, or that it has >cen done through spite work, but give my oath that it is not," de clared Chief of Police Sullivan to lay. "It has simply been done to letter the plain clothes depart nent and to get the results expect ed from the men in this branch of he service. "Burns and Miles have been se eded because they are clean and careful and will get out and coach their men along. "For years the city has not got the results from the plain clothes department that are reasonably to be expected. The town right now Is overrun with crooks, thieves and thugs. We have captured five of them and four of these were dis missed in court for want of evi dence. » "We must get these men. To get them we must expect, the plain clothes men to got out and work. The head of the department must coach the men along. No plain clothes department can get the re sults by waiting about tbe stntion till some outsider spots the crim inals and calls them out to make tho arrest. Almost as soon as a crook comes into the city, the plain clothes department should know It, and they should keep their eyes on him nnd guar dthe people from his work. "As I have been placed in charge of this department, and the public expects me to give them proper police protection, I am going to manage it in a way to give them the best possible protection with the little handful of men I have to work with." As heads of the detective depart ment. Captains Miles and Burns do not forfeit their positions as police captains. The two offices must work along together, and though there Is no increase iv salary for the new positions, yet the hours of the two officers will average 13 or 14 a doy. It is so arranged, with the up pointment of Officer Walker, for merly desk officer, as clerk of the detective department, that the new chiefs of the detectives can go out upon the still hunt with their men. In their absence Walker will re ceive the calls for tlie plain clothes department, and each member of the force is expected to report by OURIFISHERMEN NO! WANTED (By United Press.) BEl.l-INGIIAM. July ■•.••Pro fessor BdWArd Prince, fish com missioner o( the dominion of fan ads, and President Jordan or Stan ford university are on a tour ol investiation with a vrew to fortnu latins; a code of laws looking to tho conservation of the fishing Indus try. Speaking of the recent action of Canadian officials In refusing to allow American halibut fishers' to buy bait on the Canadian side, Pro fessor Prince said today: "The statement that the domin ion officials are tryln to drive American fishermen out of Canad ian waters Is correct; thut Is the object of restriction. Americans, tinder a strict interpretation of the international fisheries treaty as It applies to the Pacific coast, have HO fight In buy hiut. I<< maintain hcuduunvtoni or '• X fish on the Canadian side of the line." PENNY PAPER phone to him every half hour of their shift. Just the same as mem bers of the patrol department re port to police headquarters. Walker will also aid in the labors of Police Clerk Hopper, who has been badly overworked with the business of the two departments for months. TOTAL DEAD 25, LOSS HEAVY (By United Press.) HOUSTON, Tex., July 23 —Re- ports received at noon indicate that the total deaths in southern Texas as a resutl of the storm is 25. The propetry olss is estimated at $3,000,000. HOUSTON. Tex., July 23.—Four teen dead, a dozen towns wrecked and millions of dollars' worth of property damage are reported to day as the result or the three hur ricanes that swept southern Texas in the past two days. The rice fields are destroyed, trees uprooted, houses untfaofed, railroad tracks washed out, tele phone and telegraph communica tion Beriously interrupted. BABY TURNS TRAIN WRECKER (By United Press.) REDOING, o*l., July 23— Ber wln Carsen, four and a half years old. bears the distinction of being the youngest train wrecker ever caught in the United States. Ber wln left his mother's side yester day and walked to the railroad yards, where a well oiled derailing switch easily swung open beneath his baby arms. A huge locomotive, pulling a long freight out of the yards, slipped from the fails and pushed tlie forward rrucks over the main line and stuck there. Herwin's mother arrived nnd car ried the child home, while the train crew cursed. CONFERENCE WAS OF LITTLE AVAIL (By United Press.) KKNOSHA, Wis., .Inly 23.-The announcement that a conference will be held today In an effort to settle the differences between the striking employes of the Allen tan nery and the officials or the com pany had the effect of maintaining peace this morning. The conference proved a futile attempt to settle the difficulty. The strikers' demands were so numer ous that the company refused to listen. ODDS AND EVENS MAY SWITCH Commissioner Reuterdahl is con sidering the plan of nlterating sprinkling regulations for different streets. As it is now residents on odd numbered streets envy the hours accorded residents on even nunibeerd streets, and vice versa. If the suggestion proves accept able, the commissioner will give the odd numbered streets the even numbered hours for a month and then switch back, keeping up the process if it Is satisfactory. That will mean additional trouble and complication, of course, but it ap pears to be about the only way to satisfy the human instinct to covet what the other fellow has. GUN USING OFFICER GETS HIS DESERTS (By United Press.) SAN FRANCISCO. July 23.— Police Captain Michael Joseph Con boy, a member of the force for 25 years, who, while Intoxicated, shot Bernard Lagan, jr., June 23, was dismissed officially at 2 o'clock this morning, wneu the hoard of police , commissioners re turned a verdict of guilty of a charge of intoxication. Conhoy was celebrating the birth or a grand daughter. Lacap found him in a helpless condition early In the morning and was shot by the offi cer while assisting him. SMOKED 150 CIGARETS A DAY; INSANE AND DYING (By United Press.) IIINTON. W. Va . July 23.—After having smoked 150 cigarets each day for several mouths, D, H. Clark, age 10, son of a wealthy farmer, is a racing taeniae- lie cuu live but a lew mouths. CLOVEN HOOF MAY SHOW IN WATER COMMISSION MERELY A SUGGESTION Say! How would you like to put on your bathing suit, step under this pine tree, and shake it? WOMAN FINDS WAY TO GET AROUND THE LAW A new way of eluding the new state liquor laws prohibiting the giving of liquor to women In sa loons is to drive in an automobile or rig of any kind to a saloon door and scream tbe order for your fa vorite drink to the Bartender in side the saloon. While this means of hoodwinking tlie statute is not exactly desirable to an women, its practice was noted the morning. Like a new fad in dressing that Is often repugnant to some at first. It may really be accepted generally as a means of getting around the law. With feet perched high on the fore board of the auto and looking the part of hilarity wnere loud ex pressions aud boisterousness were seemingly insufficient to express her exact state of mind and humor, a silk stockinged and profusely rib boned specimen of femininity sat before a Front aveneu saloon door in an auto this morning In her hand she held a foani.'ng glass of amber brew which she sipped and smacked with many r. squint of satisfaction, as the patient keeper of the bOOSOrlum stood with tray in hand, on the sidewalk. The spectacle caused a scurry to the law books at the police station, hut so far as can be found iv tln whole library of do's aud float's there Is nothing that takes away this last right of a woman • with enough nerve to drink ncr beer un der the gaze of tne passing throngs. Nope, not a thing is there TWELVE PAGES AGAIN The** Press is suffering with growing pains every day now. It's clothes are all too tight, with the excep tion of its hat. It pays to be square with the public. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1909 Special Interests After a Priest Lake Supply for Their Private Benefit. A possible reason for Engineer Zimmerman of the Spokane & In land being at. the head of the water commission and actively interested in the problem when he probably has plenty of other work to do, will materialize if an expected proposi tion is made from Spokane & In land ousrces. This proposition will be that di versions be made from a city sup ply line from Priest lake for the purpose of irrigating land through the valley owned by the Graves in terests. In consideration for this the Graves people will submit a proposal to furnish the necessary surveys and pay a portion of the cost. Just how extensive that por tion may be will naturally be gov erned by the characteristic corpor ation disposition to pay the least it can be made to pay toward the es tablishment of strictly public util ity. Corporation enthusiasm over paying portions of cost for city bridges will serve as a sample. It probably means that the In land interests would pay interest on the cost, and the people who buy the land will pay the interest. Surveys for the projected pipe line are already made, it is stated. The chief point is. however, that if the plan goes through the city will have a water supply system coupeld up with an irrigation sys tem, the latter being under corpor ation control. Records of any ex tensively irrigated country will show that irrigation ditches are a prolific source of typhoid and other fevers. Another point is that instead of being above private and political interests, the water supply issue will have been plunged into the very depths of it. There will be no end of trading and dickering over the vital problem of furnishing a city water to drink and to pre serve itself from fire and drouth. The probable result will be a dead lock and nothng accomplished for years. Although city water department authorities do not look for anything of the sort, there is likely to be a conflict, in the city council Tuesday evening over the private water com mission report. It is understood that the commission will submit suggestions and advice as to the present emergency measures, and that in several respects these sug gestions will differ from those on which the water department is now proceeding by authority of tlie council. The Reuterdahl plan has been approved, first by the ctixens whose needs compelled it, and sec ond by tbe proper civic authorities. The water department has been in structed to go ahead on this plan. to stop her, it ■rmssa l nut, gee, she must have ben dry. Kven the pink nosed poodle dog that sat in the seat behind her looked sheepish and ashamed. PUTS A BULLET IN COLONEL'S SON It isn't often a private soldier shoots the colonel's son and es capes serious consequences, hut Private Langdon did it yesterday at Fort Wright and he hasn't been haiigid yet. The victim was Paul Febiger, son of Lieutenant Colonel Feblger. The bullet struck him in the fleshy part of the thigh and the | wound is not considered serious. Langdon was trying to shoot J. Patterson, who was serving an 18 | months' sentence for deserting. Patterson made a break to escape and Langdon shot at him just as : young Febiger tried to tackle the | fugitive. Patterson got away In i the confusion following. EDMS IS NAMED (By United Pre**.) WASHINGTON, July 23.- Presi dent Taft today nominated \V. p. Bdrle as postmaster at Spokane to succeed M. F. liartson. Mr. Kdris was recommended by Congressman Poindextcr. The change In the office will occur September 1 next. • Now if the commission desires' the pains altered, the council will have the question of the commis sion's authority and its own to settle—whether the commission is above the council or the council is above the commission. Property owners and citizens gen erally will decide readily by hold ing the council responsible for any further deviation from the scheme of relief that has already been ac cepted and upon which work is being done at the present time. The wheels, however, revolve in mys terious ways in city politics when a big corporation is interested. t will be interesting to note the council's proceduer in this partic ular. JUNGLEDOM FEELS THE BIG STICK (By United Press) NAVAISHI, East Africa, J«J| 23.—Scientists with the Roosevelt party are engaged in .assorting 21,000 specimens of animals, birds aud reptiles killed by Roosevelt and com panions. A special train car rying the trophies arrived here today. FRISCO JUDGE RIPS RASE BALL GAMBLING (By United Press.) SAN FRANCISCO. July 23.—That the national game of baseball is in danger of being compromised by professional bookmakers is the opinion of Police Judge Shortall of this city. Two men were arrested Wednes day charged with booking at the Coast league games at Recreation park and brought before the judge. Though the cases were continued, Shortall expressed a fear that the game eventually would become a medium for the operations of book makers and pool rooms. "I think any such tendency should be nipped in the bud," said Judge Shortall. HUSBAND SPOILED HIS OWN FUNERAL (By United Press.) UNION CITY. Term.. July 23.— While Mrs. John Wise was making arrangements for the funeral of her husband, who fled 23 years ago after killing Nobe Mason in a quar rel oyer a trivial offense. Wise walked into her home. Mrs. Wise got a telegram stating her husband was killed by a train in Louisiana and his body was be ing sent to this city. Friends gathered at the home to prepare WIFE DYING, STRIKER GETS BLOWS WHEN HE ASKS FOR HIS MONEY Special Correspondence to Th* Fre«i PITTSBURG. July 2:?.—As one result of the car works strikes in this district the lid has been ripped off the secret and inhumane workftig condition imposed on the men ht steel trust plants. Here's one incident of the Press ed Steel Car Co.'s strike at Mc- Kees Rocks that aroused even Pittsburg to hot auger and to symiiathy—a story of one man's heart hunger and corporation guards who had no heart. At the start of the McKees Rock strike the company decided it would, take the law into his own hands—in other wqrds, make its own laws So it sent" for Sheriff Addison C. Gumbert and told him what It wanted. Sheriff Gumbert. truckling to the trust, handed out a fistful of blank commissions for deputies, and the bosses named the deputies from their own men. The county paid the hi Is. All McKees Rocks saloons were closed by Gumbert. but the bar keepers didn't kick. They wet-.- made deputies, and with them were the haiigcrs-ou, the scum ni the city All wtth power of life aud dentil over the strikers. Alexander Schmidt, 341 Helen THE SPOKANE PRESS WEATHER Fair tonight and Saturday. PARK BAND CONCERTS Tonight at Corbin park. Tomorrow night at Liberty park. SPOKANE TOTAL OVER 35.000 SUPERINTENDENT WITTEN'S OFFICIAL REPORT OF NUM BER OF REGISTRATIONS FOR LAND YEBTERDAY AND TO DATE. Applications for registration for Coeur d'Alene, Flathead and Spo kane lands have been officially re ceived by James Witten, superin tendent, yesterday as follows: Number received from Coeur d'Alene, 4,579; total received from Coeur d'Alene to date, 34,560; number received from Kalispell, 693: total received from Kalispell to date. 7,086; » number received from Missoula. 7,136; total received from Missoula to date, 16,:i37; total received for Flathead lands to date, 23.423; total received from Spokane to date, 35,195; number received from Spokane yesterday, 4.300. for the funeral when Wise stepped in the door. He was arrested on the old charge of murder. GREGG SATURDAY JENSEN TODAY "Lefty" Gregg will likely pitch tomorrow. Jensen is listed for the box today and. as he is chief cus todian of the Turks' goat, Port land's usual defeat at the hands of the Indians is expected. "Lefty" has been slightly out of condition with a bad shoulder for a week or so. DEATH FOR INDIAN ASSASSIN LONDON. uJly 23—Medar Dhingra, the Indinn student who shot and killed Sir William Curzon Wyllle at a reception recently, was today sentenced to death. After being instructed by Justice Alverstone to disregard the prison er's only plea, that the crime was of a political nature, the jury re turned a vedict of guilty in five minutes. Dhingra was a member of an organization of terrorists in India. street, one of the strikers, had a pay check for $42 which he want ed cashed. A telegram from New York told him his wife was ill. The bosses told him that as he was a striker he had only $32 coming to him. This wasn't enough in Schmidt's emergency. A brutal deputy kicked and beat him out of the factory stockade when he told them so. Schmidt, a gentle, home loving German, was handed another tele gram: "Your wife is dying," It said. "Hurry here at once." Schmidt limped back to the works and showed his telegram to the deputy. He was willing to take only the $32 then, or anything. Immediately three deputies seized him and beat him terribly. Then with the muzzle of a riot gun be tween his shoulders he was push ed out again, half eruzed with grief Rev. Dr. William R. Farmer of Western Theological seminary, who occupied an east end pulpit during the strike, arraigned the Pressed Steel Car Co. as a corporation full of "selfishness raised to the ninth power." Pittsburg is beginning to realize now what selfishness means. SEVENTH YEAR, No. 217 30 CENTS PER MONTH FORTY KILLED IN FALL OF II TALL STRUCTURE ST. PETERSBURG, July 23.—Forty persons are known to have been killed and many buried under the ruins of a five story building that collapsed today. LOCKWOOD LOSES STAR F. S. Lockwood, special police man patrolling the residence dis trict of the south hill at the ex pense of some of the wealthier property owners, has been relieved of his star and # dismissed from the department for drinking while on duty. He is said to have been drunk the other night and was summoned to the police station this morning, where Chief of Po lice Sullivan demanded his star and returned him the dollar that he deposited for it. Lockwood earned considerable notoriety a few weeks ago when hailed to police court charged with attempting to provoke an assault with a butcher. He was dis charged, however, though it was al leged that he had drawn a gun on the man, who asked him to pay a bill. OFFICERS BEAT SUTTON (By United Press.) ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 23.—De nying that there was any alterca tion between Lieutenant Sutton and his companions wiiile they were riding in an automobile prior to firing the shot which ended Sut ton"s life, William Owens, chauf feur, created a sensation, at the in quiry today. He testified that three officers attacked Sutton, two hold ing him while the third beat him. He said Adams did not quarrel with Sutton over abandoning the machine to return afoot because it was late. Others testified that the question led to a desperate quarrel. PROTEST FROM THE ODD FELLOWS The Spokane Odd Fellows Tem ple association has filed protest with the council against vacating a portion of Wall street at Front as desired by the North Coast rail road in its franchise application, which comes up for consideration this evening. The North Coast contends that its proposed depot and terminal building on Front between Howard and Wall will overlap onto the lat ter street, and that the only solu tion is to vacate that portion of Wall. The Odd Fellows have a heavy investment at the corner of Main and Wall, one block from the Notrh Coast site, which they state will be damaged by the vacation. UCHIDA MAY COME (By United Press.) TOKIO, July 23.—X. Cchlda, now ambassador to Austria, was named today as the diplomat most likely to be selected Tor the Japa nese post at Washington in the event Baron Takahira. now ambas sador to the I'nited States, Is kept here when he reaches some, which will be soon. DIED IN EACH OTHERS ARMS (By United Press.) HOUSTON, July 23.—lxx-ked In each other's arms, the bodies of R. L, Bettison and wife, who were drowned in the flood, were found today in the mud flats at Swan reef. They were left thereby the receding water, REASON WHY WRIGHT BROTHERS FL V SINGL V (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, July 23. -While the Wright brothers were prepar ing today for further flights In their government tests of the aeroplane, Orville Wright disclosed why he and his brother Wilbur never made an ascension together. "FAITHFUL" ALL UVE IN SEATTLE (By United Press) SAN FRANCISCO, July 23. —Ottoman Zar Adusht Han ish, of mystic Mazdazlnian cult, is here on his way to Seattle. "The "perfect one," as he is called by his follow ers, will not seek converts in San Francisco. He says a number of the "faithful" are awaiting him at Seattle. Hanish was given consider able notoriety in Chicago a few years ago, througn one of his followers practically starving herself to death, in obeying his teachings. WANT TO MAKE MORE ON OPIUM (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C. July 23.-— Acting upon a telegraphic request. R. P. Bchwerin. general manager of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co.. and Senators Flint and Perkins, will ask the conference committee to consider an amendment of reg ulations relating to reshlpment In American ports of opium consign ed from the Orient to Mexico. Schwerin claims much valuable traffic is lost to the company on account of existing regulations, in . view of the fact that the attorney general held in a decision July 1 that the shipments in question were not importations into this country. He asks that the provi sions be revised. LAND A MAN EATER (By United Press.) OCEAN VIEW, Cal.. July 23.— Eight feet long, weighing over 200 pounds, the first specimen of a man eating shark ever taken tn local waters Is on exhibition here. It was caught by John B. Tait yes terday after a battle lasting an hour. Tait was fishing with two companions when me shark hooked. His hands torn and lacerated by the line, he landed the catch without assistance by other members of the party. HOUSE AGREES OK COTTON (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, July 23.-Aid rich stated this afternoon that he hoped the conference committee would finish before night At this morning's sesston the cotton sched ules were debated. It la believed the house conferees have agreed to most of the senate rates on the high grades of cotton goods. elleving that the tariff bill will be ready for final action Monday, Senator Kean today moved that an agreement regarding adjournment be modified so that the next ses sion of the senate will be .Monday instead of Tuesday. Teh motion was adopted. In making the mo tion he explained that he waa in formed the bill would probably be ready Monday. TAFT AND DIAZ TO MEET ON BRIDGE (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C. July 23.— Taft and President Diaz of Mexico will meet on a bridge over the Rio Grande October 18 of this year, ac cording to an announcement today. According to pains announced, Taft and Dias will be guests at a banquet served on the bridge on the boundary line in bucli manner that each president will sit In his own country. "We do not think It wine to go up together," he said. He then Inti mated that should an accident hap pen when both are flying they might be killed and the secrete of their successful aerial navigation lost to the world.