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THE INLAND EMPIRE'S ONLY PENNY PAPER CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION MAY FOLLOW EXPOSE BY THE PRESS REAL FACTS OF THE LAND GRAB How the Affair Appears at End of Congress —Summary of Gathering. BY SAMUEL M. EVANS. The seventeenth national irrigation congress adjourned one day sooner than schedule last evening, after the most historical session in its history. The outcome of the ses sion was the discrediting of Secretary of the Interior Bal linger by a convention in his own state, and strong reso lutions commending Chief Forester Pinchot and Director Newell of the reclamation service. Several resolutions commending the administration of Secretary Ballinger were defeated in the committee on resolutions, and a reso lution adopted condemning the water power monopoly and declaring that the water of the country belongs to all the people. The session that closed was marked by thrills through out. The attack on Ballinger was led by former governor Pardee of California, and he won at every stage of the fight. Even the Washington state delegation was unable to force a resolution through commending Ballinger. Sev eral meetings of the delegation were held, but no action could be obtained. Ballinger's chief defenders in the Washington delegation were former United States Senator Ceorge Turner and Attorney Frank H. Post. Both these men have fought the policies of Chief Forester Pinchot and the reclamation service, and both were opponents of for mer Secretary of the interior Garfield. This year for the first time the attack upon the secretary of the Interior was made by those who claim to represent the Roosevelt policies, and the defenders of the secretary were the _ attorneys for water power companies and pri vate Irrigation concerns who have always lead the attack against Oar (ield. A meeting of the Washington CAN HIS WIFE SAVE HIM? A wife, whose eyes are dimmed With weeping, and an infant child, all Innocent of why things should be ao, la all A. P. Mitchell may leave behind him should he be con victed of a charge against him. Mitchell, though a father, Is but a boy, age 20. He ia charged with burglary. A week age. the police say, he e/as seen robbing the home of S. E. Smith, at 571 McClelland street. Kor three days they sough! for hlni nnd at last trapi>ed him in his home with his wife and child, at the Allen aptrements. Thlngß are against him now, for he was con victed once of crime and Benteuced to the reformatory. A wife's tears and pleadings and a baby's innocent face and smile Will help to plead his cause for him, but laws are sometimes merci less and courts are stern. His fate will be according to' what circum stances and facts may prove against him. With their little baby in her arms, clasped tightly as though In fear that she too might me taken away from her, Mrs. Mitchell, a frail little woman, scarcely more than a girl, but with a race that be speak* pain and mental suffering, visited the police station this morn Ing. , Her face was stained with tears. Her voice almost failed her when she asked to see the chief of police. A grateful glance from her brown eyes, in which the picture of de spair was plainly stamped, was the only "thank you" she could offer to the one who secured an audience for her. She was weepls]* bitterly as she seated herßelf beside the chief. It waa the chief alone she wished to see. No one else knows her message, which concerned her husband. He must face the courts today. Ito DISCUSS CRIME I (By Unltsd Press.) ■ SEATTLE. Aug. 14.—Two hun- Idred leading criminologists, prison delegation was held late yesterday afternoon just before the final ad journment and an attempt was made to get the Ballinger resolu tion through to present to the con gress. The friends of the secre tary of the Interior saw at a glance that they could do nothing and the meeting was adjourned without ac tion of any kind. It waa the last (Continued on page six) wardens, chaplains of the United States, Canada- and Cuba, assem ble this evening for a six days' con vention, under the auspices of the American prison association. They will discuss crime, its criminal*, prisons, discharged con victs, society, reformatory work, education and delinquent children. EXPLOSION IN AUTO CAUSES DEATH OF MAN AND WOMAN (By United Press.) PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 14.—Ex plosion of gasoline in an automo bile containing a chauffeur, four women and three men caused the death of Driver James Dugan, fatal ly injured Mrs. Laura Taylor and seriously injured Caroline Pechetel and Charles Plower. The others escaped uninjured, but they have not been found by the authorities, having left after the accident. SENSATIONAL CONTESTS ON (By United Preee.) SEATTLE. Aug. 14—With the pick of the track athletes of the country scheduled to participate in the second day's events of the Amateur Athleic union meet at the exposition stadium this afternoon, sensational contests are expected. Local athletes nre Jubilant over a total of 81 points for the Junior Seattle athletes yesterday, as against 15 for New York, second, 13 for Multnomah, third. The noted athletes competing today are Rose, shot putter; Prank irons, broad Jumper; Harry Hillman, quarter Batter; Talbot and Alfred Plaw, weight throwers, und other famous men. FLOOD DESCENDS ON CHICAGO CHICAGO. Aug. t4—Downtown streets and basements were flooded this morning by the heaviest rain Chicago has had In years. A heavy electrical storm downed the wires. Ne Injuries are reported. SENATOR ALDRICH. "Between now and fall I shall speak many times on this tariff bill—to the people." Aldrich reports to his constituent by wireless, on board the private yacht Corsair. ORDER THAT WILL RELIEVE WATER CONDITIONS An order was Issued by the water department this morning that It Is believed will help to give some relief in the districts of the city that have had no water for the last four nights. All automatic sprink ling In the parks and at the school houses has been cut off while the hot weather continues, and it is thought that this will reduce the drain on the water supply to some extent. There was no water on the north hill last night from 6 to 9 o'clock, and In Altamont and the high ground in the southeast section of the city the water was off again this morning. FOR BETTER STREETLIGHTS Still the movement started by The Press for a more modern downtown lighting system Is meet ing with approval of the merchants here today. It seems the more they think of the present system the more unsightly and antique it seems to them. No one has yet been found who is opposed to an up to date lighting plan. Many of the poles that mar the beauty of the streets, all up and down the busiest sections, can be done away with, should a sufficient number of the merchants get be hind the new lighting plan move ment and boost. These poles have been an eye-sore to Spokane for years. They have been painted in some sections, but even that does little to relieve the situation. Near ly every street In the olty has a cluttered up appearance because of them. How much more attractive the streets could be made with iron posts with globes about the top cannot be judged till the change has been made. CAN'T STRIKE FOR THREE TEARS (By United Press.) CHICAGO, Aug. 14 —It is expect ed that the new wage scale for Btreet car employes that will pre vent a strike during the next three years and a half will be signed to ulgbt. SECRET SESSION . (By United Preee.) ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Aug. 14.—Se cret session of the court of inquiry, which has been sitting to Investi gate the death of Lieutenant James WATCH THE PRESS FOR INTENSELY HUMAN NEWS STUFF SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1909 Aldrich Made Quick Report to Morgan on Passage of Tariff Bill—Then He Added List of Repub lican Senators Who Refused to Vote for Revision Upward. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—Twenty minutes after the tariff bill had passed the senate, a telegram signed "Nel son W. Aldrich," and addressed to "J. Pierpont Morgon, on board yacht Corsair," left the capital. It read: "Bill passed this afternoon. Everything all right. Fol lowing republicans voted against bill: Beveridge, Clapp, Cummins, Bristow, Dolliver, LaFollette, Nelson." The telegram and the fact that such a telegram was sent tell their own story. Extended comment is superfluous. While this telegram was going over the wires Senator LaFollette was saying to the senate: The automatics were permitted to be used in the parks and"on the school grounds during the irriga tion congress for the purpose of beautifying the city- There Is be lieved to be considerable violation of the sprinkling orders recently Issued and that a great many peo ple leave their lawn sprinklers run ning all night. One official of the water depart ment took a trip along a leading street on the northside flat a few nights ago and found on an average ene sprinkler to the block running after 11 p. m., with no one present to watch the sprinkler, the purpose evidently being to permit the sprinkling to continue all night. Sutton, began this morning. The court will consider 1400 pages of typewritten testimony given at the hearing of the Sutton case. Be fore findings will be published the secretary of the navy will pass on the case. WHERE IS WM. WHEELER Where ls William Wheeler? The police received a letter from R. Wheeler, his brother, in Preston, Ore., today, in which he makes in quiry as to his whereabouts. He is supposed to be in or about Spo kane, but R. Wheeler has never learned his address. YOUNG ROBBERS IN COURT NOW (By United Press.} SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 14.— Joseph Wllletts and Fred Carr, youthful robbers who stole $7,000 from Uie Santa. Clara Valley bank yesterday, were arraigned here this morning. They did not plead guilty under Instructions from their attorney. "WHOLE BUNCH TIRED OUT" Chler of Police McGovern of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Is a visitor at police headquarters here today on his way to the coast for a few weeks' vacation. The small police department Iv the little lake city bas had hard work with tbe multi tudes of people swarming there to register for Coeur d'Alene Indian lands, and as McOovern expresses It, "The whole bunch 1b tired dat." CITY MARKET 18 VERY BUSY At the city market today them waa an abundant supply of plums, sweet corn, tomatoes and other seasonable articles and prices were reasonable. There were IS teams at the market today, which la the greatest number at one time since the market reopened this year. By Gilson Gardner. LaFollette reports to his constituents from the lecture platform. From Morgan's point of view, "everything is all right." From the people's point of view—well, how about it! MARK TWAIN IS CUTTING DOWN HIS SUPPLY |OF STOGIES, FOR IT IS SAID HE HAS THE * TOBACCO HEART. NEW YORK, Aug. 13—Friends of Mark Twain were not surprised at the Interview he gave out at his home near Redding. Conn., in which he admitted that he is suf fering from a tobacco heart. Clemens was asked to reply to a statement by Dr. James L. Tracy 'in t his American Medicine, that -LAFOLLETTE TEARS INTO TARIFF, TAFT AND CANNON (By United Press.) MADISON, Wis., Aug. 14.—The new tariff and Speaker Cannon wer both attacked today by Sen ator LaFollette in his weekly pub lication. His leading editorial bears the caption, "The New Tariff Law and the President's State ment." It declares the president in tbe campaign last fall promised downward revision, and says in part: "The kind of revision demanded, promised, and decreed at the polls wasn't even partially complied with. "Insofar as the price of any ar ticle tn common use is affected by rates under the Payne-Aldrlch law, the cost will be Increased to the consumer." The editorial then says that al though many are disappointed at the president's statement because It isn't a vigorous stand, there is »jw vial significance in the presi dent's intimation that the tariff ls not a closed book. Another editorial under the cap tion, "Cannon's Revenge," says: "By relegating republican con "BLACK HAND" MEN ARE SENTENCED Flour alleged members of the Italian "black hand"—Joe Auges tini, age 26 years; Joe Brosett, age li« Cazano Candio and Frank Elu .rombals —wero sentenced lv i»olice court today to tbe rock pile for 30 days and to pay fines of $100 and costs each. Augestint and Brosett both carried loaded revolvers and rasors when arrested, and were tried for the offense. The other two were convicted of vagrancy. The quartet, each member of which denied knowing any oue of the others, ls declared to have been closely associated with Kocco Cata lino and Attallo Meslnaro, alleged leaders of the Black Hand, now facing trial before the aupertor court, charged with assault with In tent to kill. Rocco Catallno, declared to be (By United Press) THE SPOKANE PRESS J. PIBRPONT MORGAN. Twain was "below par morally" be cause he smoked a cigar at Oxford, England, while waiting for the con ferment of a degree by the uni versity there. Clemens was smoking a pipe. "This is the third of the four smokes I am allowed each day," he said, "when all my life I have been (Continued on page 3) question his divine right to rule, to unimportant committees, Cannon may be laboring under the delusion that he can awe into submission their constituents." Continuing it says: "He took revenge," but went a long way towards his downfall by demonstrating how little represen tation the citizen is permitted to have in congress." STREET CLEANING BUSINESS GOOD Street Commissioner Carl W. Teurke has had snch good results iv street cleaning that here is now prospect of his department crowd ing through the year on the appro priation originally made for It. Teurke says that politics cuts no figure in the employment of men In his department, and that he does not know one man froju another politically. This policy, he says, has made him political enemies, but he proposes to adhere to It so long as he ls In the office. the prime leader, shot Meslnaro, claimed to be one of his lieuten ants, after a heated quarrel on the street two weeks ago. He ls under bond of $20,000. and Mesinaro Is under $10,000 bond to appear for trial before the superior court. With the capture of the four con victed today, the police believe they have practically broken up a gang that has been terrorising the whole Italian colouy heref or the last several months, with demands for money under threats of death. Captains of Detectives Burns, Chief or Police Sullivan, Detective Met 'loud and Officer Berto made the arrest last night, as the result of an Investigation made into com plaints from representative Italian merchants. Brosett had a letter from Catallno In his possession and Is bell«ved to be his brother. SEVENTH YEAR, No. 236 30 CENTS PER MOUTH MAY 1 BALLIN6ER MKWT CONTROVERSY Land Grab Stories Stirring the Government to Action. As a result of the publication by The Spokane Preee ef new developments in the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy, It Is prob able that a congressional investigation will follow. The Spokane Prees, by first publishing the reeulte of recent Investigations into Ballinger's policy affecting public land*, started a lively contest in the irrigation congress, which will probably be continued at the conservation congress to be held soon at Seattle. A United Preee dispatch from Washington today says: "The Washington Poet today predicts that a congressional InvoeU gation of the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy will follow the pub lication of differences between the secretary of the interior and the chief forester." DOES MAN OR WOMAN SPEND MORE FOR TOILET VANITIES? Even with all their rata, pugs, puffs, Marcelle waves, those little curia that hang down over the ear or from the back comb blazing with the glitter of diamonds (glass), their rouge, hair restorers, manicuring dopes, face creams, massages and-—well, then what nots of the toilet, vain woman claims mere man spends more for the preservation of his attractive ness than she. Do you believe It? Does your wife believe it? Well, then, does your mother or your sister, who sees you aa your unpolished self sees you in towsled hair and be whiskered countenance as well as with smooth shaved chin, sweet scented hair and peachy com plsxion—does she believe it? Mrs. Julia A. Norton, of Los An geles, Cal., who has been la the business for y«wa. claims she bas DYNAMITE EXPLODES (By United Press.) GARY, Ind., Aug. 14.—Two work men are dead as & result of a ter rific dynamite explosion at the works of the Aetna Powder Co., Aetna, Ind. One building was de stroyed ■ and windows of the town shattered. The dead are: Joseph Kholds, head mixer; Michael McCarthy, helper. Kholds was blown to pieces, all of him that was found being a few shreds of flesh, cloth and two metal buttons. Four hundred employes In a building nearby were panic stricken and could not be Induced to return to work. Cause of the accident is unknown. MAY GIVE SHAKE TO WALL STREET (By United Press.) NEW YORK, Aug. 14.—Revelations which will shake the New York financial district are promised by Donald Persch, the note broker un der arrest here charged with rob bing F. Augustus Heinze, unless he Is released from the Tombs Mon day. GIVEN PARDON; MAY BE TOWN MARSHAL (By United Press) FRANKFORT, Ky., Aug. 14 —He cause the mining town o( Lily. 1> i county, Is without a mar shal to keep order, Governor Wil son has pardoned Reuben Hodge, serving three years for grand lar ceny. It Is probable be will take the job. The governor got a pell tion from residents of Idly to which it was set forth that the town was in danger unless it could proved by experience that men, who can so sarcastically say. "Oh. the vanity of women!" are beauty doctors' best customers. Now T. P. Sturdevant of the Owl Drug Co.. who haa bandied all lines of hair tonics, oils and about ev erything that the manufacturer, claims will restore youth and < beauty and keep tbe balr intactj and natural, cornea forth as the\ champion of accused man. i Mr. Sturevant has bandied thiol long list of toilet articles with a general drug business all the way< from Boston to Honolulu, and has been in business in every state la, the t'nlou except Nevada. He says his business in toilet articles baa, been greater with tbe feminine; trade. It la not quote so tn 8po»> kane, for he Is in bachelors' quar ters on Howard street. Here moss of such trade comes from men. get a marshal. None ot Its real* dents cared to assume the Job be» cause of its dangers. DEADLY BLAST SMITES CITT (By United Press) ST. LOUIS, AUg. 14.—Ex cessive heat, Which Caused six 1 deaths and 33 prostrations In * the last 24 hours, continues today. Suffering ls intense. • Other deaths are expected. INLAND EMPIRE POULTRY EXHIBIT The Inland Empire Poultry and Pet Stock association, formed for the purpose of improving the poul try and pet stock industry In the Inland Empire, and giving an an imal poultry show In Spokane, baa been incorporated with a capital stock of $3000 and the following dl rectors: M. B. Watkins, John L. Smith, H. J. Fuller, J. D. Balmat. 11. E. Bacon. A meeting will be held next Sat urday night for the purpose ot electing officers and making ar rangements for the poultry show, to be held January 1115, 1910. WOULD YOU STUDY? THEN TRY JAIL CELL Prison Fine Place for Mental Work, Says Sculptor. (By United Preee.) NEW YORK, Aug. 14.—Jail la the best place on earth for a man who wants to study, says Roland lllnton Perry, sculptor, who haa been in the Ludlow street jail for four mouths for contempt of court in failing to pay alimony to- his. first wife. He has read all of Balaac, brushed up on the Elizabethan dramatists and perused many otheg books.