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THB INLAND EMPIRE'S ONLY PENNY PAPER HARRIMAN OPERATED UPON TODAY; RALLIES SPLENDIDLY PARTIAL PARALYSIS ALREADY SET IN Must Wear Plaster Cast—Trouble With Spine and not Cancer. r (By United Proas.) TURNERS, Aug. 30.—A spirit of confidence at Tower Hill today leads to the belief that the opera tion has already been performed. Harrlman rallied splendidly. The operation, when performed, proved to be of minor character and not alarming. Dr. Lyle said today: "Harrlman la Improving continuously and unin terruptedly." It Is reported that Instead of a cancer Harrlman ia suffering In his spinal column. The operation consisted of mov ing two vertebrae, which relieved the pressure. It Is understood that partial paralysis set in before the operation was entirely done. He must wear a plaster oast several months, but complete recovery is HEARTBROKEN WIFE IN SUSPENSE AND MISERY A little heart-broken wife with scarcely a penny in the world, and sick from suspense, is behind a search for Philip Fisher, a tailor from Los Angeles, Cal. Fisher dis appeared from Los Angeles July 7, just as he and his wife were pre paring to start again in business. They had but $3 that day. He took $2 of it to do some shopping, agree ing to meet his wife down town a little while later. Fisher has not been seen by his wife or anyone who knows him and of his disappearance since that time. When his wife returned to their home she found that her FIND 1200 DEAD ON THE RIVER RANKS (By United Press.) MONTEREY, Mex., Aug. 30.— Falling almost as rapidly as It had risen, the Bantj Calaiante river to day is within Its banks and res cuers are recovering bodies swept to death along Its shores from the MAINTAIN 10-MILL LEVY The city council, as the 4 • watchdog of the treasury, 4 > should see to It at tonight's 4 • meeting that the city levy Is 4 • not raised above 10 mills. 4 • A 10-mill levy will give the i > city government $50,000 more < •to spend this year. That Is 4 > ample, to take care of In- i • business. 4 • The attitude of the council 4 •on this matter Is believed to 4 •be satisfactory. Outside influ- 4 ' ence, In and out of the city i 1 government, should be guard- i •ed against, and the council i • must remain firm. 4 '• Maintain the 10-mill levy. 4 PRIZE WINNING TEAM HERE The prize winning Enterprise :camp drill team of Denver, which took first honors last week In the ROOSEVELT POLICIES ARE NOW ON TRIAL (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 30 — rheh so-called Roosevelt policies pre on trial before President Taft. Phis Is the real situation, In the [pinion of persons who have been pllowlng the summer rows of tbe Iffclal family, the culmination of expected. Semi-official reports declare that Harrlman does not intend to give up hia railroad Interests, but ia planning to leave minor details to Kruttschnitt and L. E. Lores, Lores is the tutor of W. Averill Harrlman, who will finally aaume his father's work. (By United Press.) MONTEREY, Aug. 30—Pestilence Is feared and the streets are be ing rapidly cleaned and the dead buried. The heaviest loss of life Is In the southern part of the city, which lies lowest. Meager reports have been received from the valley, where It is feared loss of life is heavy. There are a number of hotels and resorts along the stream, and some probably are de stroyed. trunk had been rifled of all her jewelry, and while she suspects her husband, she has persistently re fused to get out a warrant for his arrest. According to a letter received here by Chief of Police Sullivan this morning, Fisher has been un der a hard mental strain over fi nancial reverses for some little time prior to his departure from wife and home, and it is feared by his wife that he became suddenly Insane and wandered away. The police have been furnished a pic ture of the missing man and a search is being made by all the of ficers in Spokane for him. flood of Friday, Saturday and Sun day. The unofficial estimate of the dead Is 1200. Rain stopped at noon Sunday. The rescuers have found hundreds of bodies since. The state and city authorities are caring for the homeless. competitive drill at the A. Y. P. for the foresters' or uniformed tennis of the Modern Woodmen of America, Is in the city. The team will give an exhibition drill tonight in front of the Spokane hotel and will later conduct Initiatory work at the M. W. A. lodge room. The team Is composed of 16 men and won $300 as first prize In the drill at Seattle in a field of eight com petitors. IMPROVE THE SNAKE RIVER CHANNEL (By United Press.) LEWIBTON, Idaho, Aug. 30.—A movement waa started here today to petition tho government to lm» prove the channel of the Snake river five miles west of Rlparla, where lack of water compels the river navigation company to dis continue the Qolilo-Lewiston ser vice when the grain Is ready to more. Narrowing the channel at this point would obviate the diffi- which was the McHarg Interview Saturday, criticising the conserva tion and forestry service and ridi culing Roosevelt. McHarg today re iterated his declaration, avcept his saying that Roosevelt might* think he was the "Ix>rd." He denied this, but the reporter declared ha was quoted correctly. PURCHASING AGENT FOR SPOKANE Better Plan of Purchasing is Needed—Plan Endorsed. That there is need of an official purchasing agent who will devote his whole time to the matter of purchasing city supplies is a ques "tion on which the executive and le gislative departments of the city probably will agree. The belief is held that a better plan of purchasing city supplies is needed. It is estimated that sup plies under the present plan of buying in small lots as needed cost the city from 10 to 25 per cent more than they would If pur chased In quantities sufficient for six months or a year at a time. Councilman Lambert has an nounced that he proposes to Intro duce an ordinance creating a pur chasing agent to be appointed by the city council. Prom a former corporation coun sel it Is learned that the original ordinance on the question, which if not repealed in the last few years still stands, created a purchasing agent to be appointed by the city council, but that the city council in late years, instead of having an official of this character, delegated the duties of the purchasing agent to the secretary of the board of public works. He thinks no new legislation will be necessary If the old ordinance has not been re pealed. The city administration endorses the idea of a purchasing agent but disagrees with President Lambert as to the manner of his appoint ment, holding that the mayor should have the right to make the selection. The benefits to accrue to the taxpayers from the careful pur chase of supplies can be learned by application at the office of the county commissioners, where most of the supplies for the county are bought in quantities on competitive bids. GIRLS HAVE SWEET TOOTH, BUT 0H! YOU MR. MAN! Woman's sweet tooth and predilection for candy and sweets of all sorts Is recog nized, but It is also supposed that mere man does not care ao much for sweets, and takes refuge in cigars, sometimes beer, etc. But today a Press reporter observed a marvelous sight. It was in a restaurant. A man was seated In a revolving chair at the counter. "Some blackberry pie, please," he said to the waiter. "And some Ice cream, cottage pudding and peaches and -earn. That's all." That's all! A fine repre sentative of his sex, this man makes! Four kinds of dessert, and no soup or meat! Tho girls who patronize the candy stores aren't In It with this gentle man. JUST LIKE M'HARG (By United Press.) SEATTLE, Aug. 29.—Comment ing on recent criticism of Forester Pinchot and the forestry depart ment by Ormsby McHarg, acting secretary of the department of commerce and labor, Secretary Bnl llnger said before departing for the east: "Thnt statement of his was just like McHarg, all over. He was right about tt. He is always loyal to his friends." Ballinger further said: "1 have been called to Washing ton to take up important matters which have been accumulating for the last two months. During my absence things arose which re quire my personal attention. It is an emergency call from my depart ment." He reiterated that he did not think the reslgnat|m of McHarg and Its prompt acceptance by President Taft had any bearing upon Mciiarg'B criticism. PAPKE AND LANGFORD MATCH CHICAGO, Aug. 30.—Papke will meet I .angford before Thanksgiv ing, probably at Ban Francrsco. Faus look for a quick wiud-up, one way or tbe other, when they clash. LAST EDITION ■ WEATHER I WHEN YOU MOVE I phone The Press, Main 37S* The Press will be de I jMJv^re^Jto^yoi^rm^att^ SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1909 11 HARROVIAN'S RETURN— THE FIRST PICTURE PHOTOGRAPH BY DONCOURT, TAKISN ESPECIALLY FOR THIS PAPER. HARRIMAN IS SEEN ON. THE DECK OF THE SOUTH ERN PACIFIC TUG EL TORO, JUSf AS IT STEAMED UP TO THE DOCK AT JERSEY CITY. ON THB AFTERNOON OF AUG. 24. THE NEWS DISPATCHES SAID THAT HARRIMAN WAS SO WEAK THAT HE CLUNG DESPERATELY TO HE RAILING OF HE TUG UNTIL IT MADE FAST. WHEN A NEGRO PORTER TOOK HIS ARM AND ASSISTED HIM DOWN THE GANGPLANK. IS A WIFE ENTITLED TO HUBBY'S COMPANY ON SUNDA YS ? •..... 'i*.. Should a husband have to devote Sundays to his wife or should he not? Should he stay at home and dig around after weeds in the dirt of the back yard, or should he be free to splash around in the mud after the elusive duck? Should he have to take the fam ily on a boiled ham and lemonade picnic at the beach, or should he be unencumbered to take a spin in the boas' machine? Should he have to stay in with tho children and play solitarire, or should he be Independent to seek a session of double dummy whist with his neighbor? f These are. some phases of the question which has wrecked the do mestic happiness of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Monroe Singleton, who mar ried Sept. 14, 1905, and were happy ever afterwards—until Mayy 11 last. In the divorce court Mrs. Single ton argued for the home; and Mr. Singleton appeared for an Inde pendent and carefree Sabbath. Mrs. Singleton got the decision. "A wife says home all week, keeps house, mends her husband's clothes, gets the meals and Is lone some. It Is his duty to stay home on Sundays," said Mrs. Singleton. CHARGED WITH ATTEMPT TO LURE WOMAN OUT OF TOWN John Fitzgerald, Who has; been enjoying his liberty on fB.OOO ball, charged with living off the earnings of a fallen woman, pending his hearing In the superior court, has been arrested again. This time he is charged with attempting to drive Agnes Stewart, the state's prin cipal witness, out of the state, so that she would not be here to testi fy when bis case came on for trial. Since securing bail for hia re-, lease. Fitzgerald Is said to have been living near Medical Lake, where It Is said a number of the parasites driven out of Spokane by the police have established a .refuge. According to Information feVen the .police, he has ulready, shipped the Stewart woman* trunks to Havre, Mont., and had Fair tonight and Tuesday. Max. I temp. yeatarday, 88; rqln. today, 8?. I don't forgot to give the oar-1 rier your new address or tale-1 '"A married man struggles all week to prov.de a home for his wife, and he snould have his Sun days to himself," refuted Single ton. "I will not stay at home alone all the time," declared his wife. "I will get a divorce first." And she did. Perhaps it might have been bet ter—though who knows—if in one of those lonely Sundays she had read the story of Kipling's about ithe lady who gave herself up to grief for her dead child and let her husband seek the society of Mrs. Hauksby, or some one equally en tertaining. It was a cruel and heart less thing for the man to do, cer tainly, but he did nit —naturally. But this particular grieving lady did not rail against man's cruelty, nor did she seek a divorce. She got Hubby back again, you remember how. It wasn't difficult; and he was probably worth the effort. The question of husband's re maining at home, Is after all, not a question of should he, or shouldn't he, but does he; and if he doesn't, why doesn't he? If the lady had looked into this matter a bit thor oughly she might even now be let ting him buy her a pony ooat in stead of tearfully trying to collect alimony. been beating her in the Michigan lodging house here, trying to make her leave the city, when Officer N. Warner. Delaney and Lister came upon him. He is. in the county Jall. TODAY'S WEATHER IN DIFFERENT CITIES Here ere temperatures, maximum and minimum, from cities: Boston, 84, 56; Chica go, 68, 80; Denver, 78, 62; Los Angeles, 100, 84; New Or leans, 94, 78; New York, 82, 62; Philadelphia, 88, 62; Pitts burg, 76, 54; St. Louis, 78, 56; 8X jaul, 72, 54; Washington, THE SPOKANE WAS MAN THROWN OUT OF WINDOW? Tom Monroe Arrested, Sus pected of Action. IT'S A PECULIAR CASE Suspected of thrusting Michael Burns out of the second story win dow of the Liberty hotel Saturday night, nearly killing him, as a means of getting his money, Tom Monroe, former partner of Allen, the notorious safe blower now in the penitentiary, was taken In custody, together with three of his associates, this morning. Burns is in the Sacred Heart hospital with a depressed fracture of the skull as the result of his tumble out of the window to the concrete pavement 30 feet below. Monroe, who poses as a miner, age 44 years, is known to have been sharing the room with Burns. Burns declares the last he remem bers he had $45 in his possession, but his pockets contained no money when he was brought to the emer gency hospital Saturday night. Monroe was Just bidding his friends, Frank Smith, Tom Hillen and John Ryan good-bye, prepara tory, to hastily leaving the city, on hearing that the police were look ing for him this morning, when Detectives Burns, Thompson and Miller came in on him at the Lib erty hotel. Monroe, who has sel dom been seen by the Spokane po lie since Allen, the safe cracker, was arrested here a few years ago, was not suspected until he had re fused to come to the police station to tell what he knew about Burns' accident, at the request of Chief of Police Sullivan. The man range in age from 25 to 51 years, and have the earmarks of hardened criminals, though each represents himself to be a work man of some kind. Each has been charged with vagrancy for the time being, but the case will be thor oughly investigated. Burns, whose home is In Ottawa, Canada, is in a critical condition. WHESE IS G. W. BURNS George W. Burns, formerly of Canton, 8. D., is being sought for by the police at the request of his brother-in-law, E. A. Jones, city auditor of that place. A letter re ceived this morning by Chief of Po lice Sullivan from Jones, states that Burns left Boise. Idaho, sev eral weeks ago to come here to reg ister for Indian laud. A few days later he wrote to a brother In Boise, telling Mm that he had found work here and that he was all right. Since tban i;ot a word has been received from him and his relatives have seemingly been unable to reach him by corre spondence. Burns is described as being about 32 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and when last seen wore a reddish mustache. He stammers slightly. HEAD NEARLY CUT OFF With his head almost half sever ed from his body by two terrible gashes just above his coat collar. Joe Ottovich was found by the po lice Saturday night and Is now in a precarious condition at the Sa cred Heart hospital. Two negroes, whom Ottovich declares inflicted the Injuries on him for the pur pose of robbing him, are. being sought by the police. Ottovich was attacked near the Harmon horse corrall at the foot of Bernard street by the river. Satur day night shortly after 9 o'clock, and was staggering along the street feebly calling for help when seen and taken Into the Nichols bar. He had been robbed of $105, be declared. WHAT'S THE SLOWEST THING IN SPOKANE ? TELEPHONE SERVICE, OF COURSE What's just the slowest thing In the lively city of Spokane today? Why, the telephone service, of course. During the past week or two citi zens have been complaining to the Press about the phone service, and the Press has been doing some mental cussing too. Answers of the central girl* have been timed, and it takes anywhere SEVENTH YEAR, No. 249 30 CENTS PER MONTH WON'T STAND FOR SO PER GENT RAISE Council Willing to Consent to Nec essary Increase, But That's All. From expressions heard around the city hall today, the city coun cil at its meeting tonight as a com mittee of the whole will cut deeply into the estimates of the city of ficials for revenue necessary to care for the business ef the city for the coming year. While the city council la willing to stand for necessary increases it will not tolerate a raise of 50 per cent in the cost of running the city, which would be necessary If all of the appropriations were granted. The total amount asked for by all departments is $1,517,734.47, from which is to be deducted $233,320 of the estimates of the water de partment, leaving the net total asked by the city officials, $1,284,- -414.47. The water department esti mates are payable out of the water revenues and not raised by taxa tion. From the total above mentioned CROWN PRINCE 18 TO RESIGN (By United Press) ATHENS, Aug. 30.—The imme diate resignation of Crown Prince Constantine, as the head of the Greek army, is expected as a result of a conference between the new PROPELLER OF AIRSHIP FLYS OFF Germans Losing Faith in Rigid Type. '8v United Pres«.) fIKKLIN. Aug. 30.—Misfortune has pursued Zeppelin's balloon to day. The propeller flew off at 5 o'clock this morning near Ituel selg. It ripped three gas compart ments, causing damage not to be repaired within two days. The ac cident happened five hours after the airship left Berlin or the return journey to Friederriehshafen. Count Zeppelin was not aboard. Officials of wthe war department arel osing faith in the rigid type of airship as the result of the acoidents be fulllng the balloon on this trip. WANTS $12,500 DAMAGES Iftke Prekeck today filed suit against P. Welch & Co., the con- UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS BECOME AUTO DEALERS Two university professors have cast aside the college garb to don overalls and wield a monkey-wrench as proprietors of an automobile garage in Spokane. They are Baender & Blegler. 6 Riverside avenue, who severed their relationship with the University of lowa to engage in the automobile business in this city. Mr. Baender was professor of mechanical engineer ing at the university and Mr. Biegler was a professor of elec trical engineering. They have taken the agency here for the White Steamers and are now demonstrating the first 1910 model, a kerosene burner. from one-quarter of a minute to a minute and a half for them to an swer a call. A good many times phone patrons get tired of waiting for central to answer, hang up their phones and do without talk ing with the parties they want to get at the other end of the line. Patrons of public service corpo rations are patient mortals, but they like to get quick service now md then, just for a change. Per there Is to be deduoted $306,000, the estimate of license revenues) and other receipts made by Comp troller Falrley, leaving the total to be raised by taxation $978,414.47, or an amount that will require 14 mills to cover as against 10 mills last year. In the consideration of the esti mates last year a demand was made on the city council by the heads of departments that would have required about 20 mills to meet. The council, however, ap plied the pruning knife with such vigor that 10 mills was made ta suffice. Another thing that causes the) council to look with disfavor on • sharp increase in city taxation Is the fact that the city tax rolls con tain approximately $67,000,000 of taxables, as against $62,000,000 last year, which will give at least $50,- -000 additional revenue for the city at the old basis of 10 mills. premier, Maveromachalls,, and leading generals, the mutineers de manding Constantino's removal. A revolution is feared because of the feeling against King George's sol> dlers, who mutined Saturday. tractors, for $12,500 damages re* ceived in being injured while em ployed on the Spokane, Portland «V Seattle road abeax a year ago. He was being lowered by a windlass into a hole when the rope broke, precipitating him to the bottom. BURGLARS ARE "CASHING IN' 9 Second hand stores and pawn shops In all parts of the down town business district are con stantly under the surveillance of the police now, because of numer ous sttrglarles that have been com* mitted here In the last few weeks. Tools stolen from different work shops and new buildings have been coming in fast to the second hand stores and are being returned to their owners but the work of the srooks is still going on. Nat Brothers reported to the police this morning that a bunch of valuable tools were stolen either Friday or Stturday night from a anop at the corner of Cedar street and the Northern Pacific tracks. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.—Mayor Stoy Muses to obey order of At torney Qeneral Wilson to close sa loons here Sunday and mayor's ar» rest Is threatened. haps If the Home automatic tat* phone geta established here the) present system will Improve a lit tle. It has had that effect In tan Diego, Los Angeles and other Cal ifornia cities. Of course the telephone officials are trying to make aa perfect a ays tern as possible, but something) needs fixing up here, and the tele phone using public would like to see tt fixed.