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HUNDREDS DEAD, SHIPS LOST. IN TYPHOON LETS HAW HARMONY NOW, SAYS J. SCHILLER MARATHONERS WILL RACE HERE ON OCTOBER 31 MORE WORK AND LESS SQUABBLE Schiller Repeats Statements Con cerning Teurke- Wilmot Incident. Another hot shot in the political mixup between Mayor Pratt and Councilman Schiller was delivered today, when the latter replied to the mayor's letter of yesterday. Here it is: 'Spokane, Wash., Oct. 20. "Hon. N. S. Pratt, Mayor, City. "Dear Sir: 1 am in receipt of your letter of yesterday, and reply ing to the same, beg to assure you that 1 am very, very sorry to note that you cry and call names, for I want to assure you that at the Third ward meeting, held last Mon day night, I did not intend, and. In fact, cannot remember that your name was mentioned by me except and alone in the recital of my con versation with Mr. William Cowles in which he admitted that in the second appointment of Mr. Teurke you did perfectly right and wise. AN ESCAPED LUNATIC RERE Frank Schoenwald, an escaped lunatic from the Medical Lake In sane asylum, is reported to be at large in Spokane. According to word received by the police today, Schoenwald was seen on Second avenue, wandering about with no apparent destination in view, last night. A search Is bieng made for him today by the police. Schoenwald was formerly a butcher in Spokane and has-been an inmate of the asylum for some little time. He was nowhere near recovery of his mental balance when he escaped from the Institu tion Sunday night, and authorities of the surrounding country are somewhat alarmed because of their inability to catch him. WEARY OF "BENEVOLENT DESPOTISM," MEXICO WILL WRITE NEXT TRAGEDY Editor's Note—What is the truth about Mexico? To intellgently an swer this question the Spokane Press secured tho services of Mr. B. H. Canfield, a newspaper writer of long experience who, after sev eral years' residence in Mexico, as a representative of American news papers, is particularly well qualified to investigate and report his find ings In two articles written from Mexico City. They will nppear ex clusively In the Press. This is the first article. By B. H. Canfield. CITY OP MEXICO, Oct. 19.—The world Ib watching Mexico. In recent history It was first Russia with Its bloody Sunday, Its masac-res and Its oppressed peas antry, who were at last beaten back into serfdom by the sabers nnd knouts of galloping Cossacks. Next It was Portugal with Us mur der of royalty, Its bomb throwing and street riots and with Its over taxed citizens hacked and clubbed and shot Into submission by gen darmes. Then Turkey with Its re markable and successful uprising in protest against centuries of cruelty. Then Persia with its hordes of half savage and half starved pro vincial tribes, mingling with the townspeople In a bloody demand for a constitution that sent the gov ernment's mercenaries back across the border and cost the shah his Jewel studded throne. Then Spain, with its outcry against a system that sent Its workers to fight with (Continued on Page Three.) and that Mr. Cowles advised you to take this step, which led me to be lieve that you were In that case in fluenced-by Mr, Cowles; for at that meeting we were discussing Hilly Cowles, and him alone, and not you. "1 cannot be held responsible for the way the meeting was reported, but you and I caunot fight, and must not disagree. We are both working for the city and its tax payers, and you and I have a mis sion and a duty to perform in which we are hound by a solemn oath. You and I are obliged to help George Armstrong to find out where he can buy hydrants for the city for MO per or less that the city has been paying $50 for In the past. You and 1 have got to help Armstrong to save the city that $100,000 in purchases alone. You (Conllnucd~on Pagc~TwoTj HUGH DUFFEY TO MANAGE WHITE SOX (By United Press.) CHICAGO, Oct. 20—Hugh Duffey. managing owner of the Providence team of the Eastern league, an nounced today that h ehas signed to manage the Chicago White Sox (American league) next season. He will manage from the bench. He refused to name the amount call ed for In the contract. LADIES TO GIVE WHIST PARTY. The Ladles' society of the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers will give a whist party tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at Car penters' hall. Refreshments will be served. • UENERAL PORFIIUO DIAZ, PRESIDENT OF MEXICO. MEXICO WANTS A FERRER Cruel Arm of Diaz Reaches for de Lora. DEFENDED IN LOS ANGELES (By United Press.) I.OS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 20.— Friends of 1.. Gulterrez de Lara, Mexican socialist organizer arrest ed here Monday as an alien anarch ist, today launched a campaign to raise $0000 necessary to secure his release on bail. De Lara is practically without funds, and his attorneys defrayed the cost of legal proceedings. A mass meeting will lie held to raise bail money. According to Immigra tion Inspector Ridgway. if De Lara can establish an American resi dence of more than three years' time, and also can refute the an archistic charge, he cannot be de ported. Senora De Lara declares the Mex ican government seeks her hus band's life. The local Carpenters' union, comparing De Lara with Pro fessor Ferrer of Spain, recently ex ecuted, last night passed resolu tions protesting against the "Rus sian methods used by the enemies of De and offering the ser vices of the union in opposition to "methods that would shame a czar and disgrace any civilised com munity." FEUD IN TENNESSEE RESULTS IN TWO MURDERS (By United Press.) GREENVILLE, Term., Oct. 20.— A. B. Gentry, son of Irving Gentry, and Scholfield Gurrte-r, are both dead at Stoney Cove, 10 miles from here, following a fight which was the result of a feud between the Gentry and Gunter families. The trouble was precipitated, It is said, over the possession of a house. HOME EDITION WFATHFW Occasional rain tonight .and Thuraday; Ma* temp,, 66; win., 44. WHEN YOU MOVE *»*"» ***** to give the car —————— rier your new .address or tele phone The Press, Main 376. The Press will be de livered to you no matter where you go. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1909 FERRER, MURDERED BY MONARCHY PROF. FERRER, THE "TOLSTOI OF SPAIN." Here is the man whom the world now calls the "Tolstoi of Spain." Professor Ferrer, who had committed the erlfne of helping the poor and oppressed In King Alfonso's tottering kingdom, was shot. His trial was a farce, and the king now fears plots on his life by friends of Ferrer. LET MASS MEETING SELECT COMMITTEE Advooates of the commission form of government in Spokane join with The Spokane Press In welcoming Mayor Pratt to the com mission forces. But objection—and strenuous objection—should be made to one part of the mayor's Statement endorsing the movement. Mr. Pratt says that it Is his intention to appoint a board of men within the next few days to execute the preliminary work in the campaign. In the opinion of The Press this committee should be appointed by the people at large. Appointment by any one official, however able that appointment might be, could not fail to create an unfavorable impression upon cltixens. Particularly in view of the situation at the city hall, and the chaos there which has resulted In bringing the Dcs Moines plan to a focus, would it be a fatal move for the city's executive to make the appointment. The Press recommends the calling of a great mass meeting very soon. Every division of the city should be represented, and the women of the city as well as the men must be there. At this meeting names for the committee can be presented and voted upon by every one present. There must be no suspicion or hint of faction control in this campaign. ARRESTED SIX TIMES IN SIX YEARS DR. CALAHAN BOOKED FOR PRACTICING WITHOUT A LICENBE For the sixth time In his six y< an' experience as a physician in Spokane, Dr. T. K. Calahan was booked at the police station this morning on a charge of practicing medicine without a license. The warrant was sworn against him by Dr. Wilson Johnson of the Spokane Medical society, which, despite Cal ahan's ownership •of licenses to practice medicines In IT other states, has fought against the state board licensing him to practice here. This murks one of Dr. Calahan's hardest and most determined fights for recognition as an efficient doc tor of medicines in this community. Calahan declares that in accord ance with a letter lie received from the state board of medical exam iners, he filed his application, to gether with the customary $10 fee for a license, but that he was kept uninformed of the beard's action till the HO days' time for appeal to the courts had expired; then hie application Was returned to him with the iaforamtiou that the same had been rejected. Ills $10 was not returned, however. The law provides that I must secure letters of recommendation from a certain number of other licensed physicians here before the state board is permitted to grant me a license," said Cnlnhan. "f have been able to secure these let ters, but in each Instance, an equal number of other letters, petitioning the board to turn down my appli cation, have been written by mem bers of the Spokane County Medi cal society. That is why 1 have been denied official recognition." T. R. IS VERY WELL.THANKS (By United Press) NAIVASHA, Oct. 20.—The < Roosevelt hunting party was < reunited today after being di- < videc! continually since invad- < ing the Kenia country. Roose- < velt Is the only one not 'show- < ing the effects of slight < fevers. The party will hunt < here several days. < CONTRIBUTE TO SWEDISH BTRIKE The scathing criticism of Presi dent Oompers and the American Federation of Labor by members of organised labor lv this and oth er countries for lack of interest in the great Swedish striko, is to bear fruit. The executive council of the federation will appeal to all mem bcrs of organised labor In this country for funds to aid the strikers In Sweden. The action of (he federation conies somewhat tardy, as a large number of Inter national and local unions have al ready contributed. THE SPOKANE A^jSiis^ HISTORY OFWATER STRUGGLE Reuterdahl Tells Plain Story of His Service. CONTINUALLY OPPOSED First Difficulty With the City Engineer. To the Editor or* the Spokane Press —At Mayor Pratt's sugges tion I accepted the position as water commissioner. A water fam ine faced the citizens of Spokane when I began my duties. There was practically no money left for the disposal of the water depart ment. I at once saw that strenuous methods must be adopted to pre vent a water famine during the summer season and that provisions must be immediately made for an Increase to the Spokane water supply. The citizens will bear me out that the threatening water famine was avoided by my efforts. I wish to state right here that the allega tions made in connection with the new high pressure main are not true. The water department has done everything in its power to put that main into operation, but has been handicapped at every stage by existing conditions. My path has been obstructed at every turn. I understood that I was responsible for the successful carrying out of the water extension which I placed before the citizens of Spokane. Hence, I felt justified In my wish to be unhampered in the work. The first thing encountered was the attempted injection of the city engineer into the projected work. I never have Interferred with the work of the city engineer since as suming my duties; therefore, I felt it my right to demand that he should not interefere with my work. On account of possible trou bles along that line. 1 offered my resignation on two specific occa sions, but my resignation was not then accepted. The next difficulty which I en countered was the newly formed water commission. I have always been of the positive opinion that this commission was launched and i backed by a powerful natioual or ganization formed for the purpose |of absorbing all the water rights iof this country, and that the mo ' live behind it all was to annihilate (Continued on Page Four.) WHO CAN FIND THIS WOMAN'S HUS BAND? Since Sunday morning W. G. Owen of Kendrick. Idaho*has been missing and silent. His wife has come (0 Spokane, asking the police to do what they cau in au effort to locate him. but so far not even a trace of what has become of him I after leaving Kendrick to come to Spokane has been found. According to a description left at the police station by Mrs. Owen, the missing man is about five feet eight tnches tall and wears a sandy mustache. He was dressed In a plaid suit when last seen. The first two fingers of his right hand are crippled. WEYMOUTH HEADS BOARD. .1. • —■—■—— • F. P. Weymouth, newly apointed water commissioner, heads the board of public works under the re oiganization which was effected yesterday, following tbe resignation of Arvel Reuterdahl. Oeorge W. Armstrong is secre tary of the board, fire commissioner aad purchasing agent, while Carl W. Teurke Is street and police com missioner. SEVENTH YEAR, No. 293 30 CENTS PER MONTH AWFUL STORM SWEEPS CHINA (By United Press.) LONDON, Oct. 20.—Hundreds were killed and ship ping destroyed by a typhoon which swept the Chinese coast today, according to dispatches received from Macao, a Portuguese port near Hong Kong. Communication ia disrupted and the interior has not been heard from. Several coast towns are reported as totally destroyed. ST. YVES AND HUGHES RACE HERE GREAT ATHLETIC STUNT TO BE PULLED OFF IN BPOKANE. AND LONGBOAT ALSO Henry St. Yvee, the world's cham pion Marathoner, together with Johnny Hayes, the winner of the Olympic Marathon, John Marsh and Fitzgerald, the Canadian dis tance cracks, and Henry McLean, the Arizona Indian speed marvel, will race at Recreation park on Oc tober 31, one week from next Sun day. T. Clarence McGrath, the rep resentative of the runners, dropped Into town this morning and an nounced that he will bring hla men to this city Saturday and prepare them for a fifteen-mile race within a week. In addition to these luminaries of the track, McGrath announces that he Is negotiating with Tom Longboat, the great Indian runner, and Alfred Shrubb, the English crack, and that both of them will probably appear here in the 15-mile event. Soldier King, the long-dis tance runner from San Francisco, will probably compete in the race. "I am going to give the citizens of Spokane something they have never seen before," said McGrath this morning. "I will spare no ex pense to bring the best In the land to this city, and if Longboat and Shrubb can be brought here, local people will witness a greater race than the Seattle Marathon, when Henri St. Yves broke the world's record for the distance. "There are several reasons why I feel that the 15-mlle course Is a better one than the regular Mara thon. In the first place, the men could not be prepared for the gruel ling race within a week, and sec ond, I find that with St. Yves so easily the superior of the others in the Marathon that after the 20- --mile point has been reached, there ;is nothing to it but the Frenchman. On the other hand Shrubb Is prob ably the best 15-mller in the world, while McLean Is almost unbeatable at this distance. The other run ners are better over the shorter route and a prettier fight for first place is sure to follow." CAUGHT WIFE IN MOVING PICTURE PARIS, Oct. 20.—A startling Incident happened during an exhibition of living pictures at a public ball here a few daya ago. The bull was crowded, and pictures of the Rhelros aviation meeting were being shown on the screen when a woman in the audience gave a piercing screa mand fell on the floor in a state of wild hysteria. Her husband was also seen to be suffering from greut emotion, and the two were taken out. It was then found that in on c of the pictures the woman herself had appeared sitting at a table in a cafe accompanied by a man. The husban dis aco mmercial traveler, and during the aviation week he had been a way from home on business. His wife was supposed to hay c been in the country with her mother at this time, but the pi cture showed that she had re newed the acquaintance of a former lover whom ahe and given Up on her marriage. When the couple reached home the husband gave vent to the fiercest anger and Jealous y and fired at his wife with the intention of killing her. She w as, however, unhurt. WANT MONROE BRID6E RE LOCATED The relocation of the Monroe street bridge at Cannon street, Net* tleton street, Elm street and even so far west as Boone avenue, wan asked for at the council meeting last night by residents north of the river. City Engineer Ralston was Instructed to prepare estimates on the cost of relocating the bridge at Cannon and Nettleton streets, at both the high and low levels, also to render an opinion on the feasi bility of relocating the bridge at Boone avenue, connecting the Fourth ward with Fort Wright and] the surrounding farming country. Councilmen Schiller and Lambert spoke In favor of the bridge at Cannon street, Lambert favoring tbe high level construction. It ia roughly estimated that the low level cost of construction will be in the neighborhood of $25,000, while the high level bridge will cost between $75,000 and $100,000. A number ot Third and Fourth ward residents talked on the sub ject, the various locations having; many advocates. REUTERDAHL MEETING TONIGHT A good atendance is expected at the indignation meeting to be held, tonight at 8 o'clock at the Ken wood school house, Standard street and Wellesley avenue, to take no tion on the removal of Arvld Reu terdahl from the head of the water department. The fact that Reuterdahl haa promised to be present in person and give some of the Inside facta in connection with the opposition shown the water extensions has given additional interest to the; meeting. Old-timers in that section like Carl Wober have dropped work to urge the people to turn out anil give vent to their feelings, and the probability is that things will be lively for a time.