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U WWw ' - w B .' mmmmmmt* tmmmmmmmmmmm\v*r-: .. mm ■ ONE CENT 111 CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. 500 ARE SHOT WITHOUT TRIAL RUSSIA ABOLISHES FINNISH DIET; UPROAR FOLLOWS \ REM. REIGN OF TERROR TWO AMERICANS EXE CUTED-WARSHIPS RUSHING TO ► SCENE. BULLETIN. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.— Leonard Grace and Leroy Can non, Americans, were exe cuted today on the order of President Zelaya of Nica ragua, according to advices to the state department. Following receipt of the In formation the navy depart ment ordered the cruisers Vlcksburg and Dcs Moines to Central American waters. As a result of the executions, the department has informed the attache of the Nlcaraguan le gation here that the reception of the new minister will be indefinitely postponed. (By United Press NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 18.— Terror reigns at Nicaragua, according to cables from Panama, where refugees are arriving In multitudes. Hun dreds are being put to death for assisting the provisional president, Eztrada. Five hundred were shot without trial, according to ref ugees. Many have been arrested, including women, who suffer indignities, according to the refugees. Houses are being searched, and in some cases burned. PRINCIPLES OR PIE? MEN PREFER THE PIE SHENANDOAH, Pa.. Nov. 18.— Learning that a meeting of the pro posed bachelors' society, a rival to the recently formed spinsters' soci ety, was being held this evening, Miss Lottie Sehalmas hit upon a plan to prevent the bachelors from organizing. She enlisted several girl friends and managed to slip a note to the leaders of the bachelor club movement inviting them to a pie feast at her home. Her scheme routed the meeting, greatly to the chagrin of the uninvited bachelors, who left In high dudgeon, vowing vengeance on the leaders, whom they accused of surrendering prin- for a "cut" of home pastry ™te mother makes. UNGRATEFUL CREATURE John R. Pafe nnd the police nre looking for the ungrateful creature who shared a room with Page at the Dempsey hotel last night. Ac cording to Page's story, his room mate was gone when he awoke from his sound slumbers nnd so was a little more than $100 from his purse that had nestled beneath his pillow. "ENOUGH TO TERRIFY" EXPLAINED SEQUEL TO WHAT-DOEB-IT-LACK PICTURE NO. 10. I Ah, hero It Is. The Hottentot in war pain, lifelike though he appears, is but a wax figure. This Is made clear since the artist has put In the pedestal upon which the model appears At the same time, you can't flml fault with such a Utile boy for fearing even a counterfoil representation at v warrior, when it looks »o natural. Tomorrow What-dce* It lack Picture No. 11 will be shown. LITTLE BOY WITH MANY MILLIONS AND A VENT PIOUS HEREDITY MILLIONAIRE RODMAN WANAMAKER AND HIS MAMMA This little millionaire ought to be a very religious man. Little Rodman Wauaiuaker, who will come in for many of the mil lions of John Wanamaker, the mer chant prince, ought to be a very religious man when he comes to take his place in the world. His mother, who is one of the beauties of Philadelphia, was the granddaughter of John Welsh, a great merchant of Philadelphia, who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars iv missionary work for the Episcopal church, and whose brother once bought a whole news paper in order to elevate the STAY GRANTED LAROR LEADERS (By United Preas.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—The district court of appeals has de ckled to extend the time for issu ance of mandate for the Gompers, Mitchell und Morrison contempt case until November 29. This will give the defendants time to pre sent to the federal supreme court an application for a writ of certiori. Chief Justice Shepani announced that still further time will be granted If needed, pending the pro ceedings in the supreme court. morals of the press. She married Thomas D. Wana mak t, son of John Wanamaker, nnd everybody knows how re ligious he is. In his big stores in New York and Philadelphia he has midday prayers for his employes, and gives a discount to all clergy men. So little Rodman represents i two families noted for pious deeds as well as for dry goods. Thomas jH. Wanamaker, Rodman's father, is dead, and recently Mrs. Wana maker became the bride of Archi j bald O. Thompson of Philadelphia. Mr. Wanamaker left his widow 1 $20,000,000 for herself. AMPLE REWARD FOR HERO FREMONT, Neb.. Nov. 18.— Frank Larson, a railway fireman, who rescued Earl Delany, a two year old boy, from death under the wheels of a locomotive at Exeter, has been rewarded four tlm*B for his bravery. The lad's mother, a pretty widow, rewarded the brave fireman by giving him her hand in mar riage. The railroad officials antl the Carnegie hero commission each voted Larson medal and today he received an additional fIOOO from the Carnegie fund. Larson risked his life to save the boy, who wandered on the track in front of the engine. Seelug the child's peril, Larson stepped on the running board uud reached the pilot or the engine just In time to snatch the boy from death. LOSES LEG. GETS $15,000 WHITE PLAINS, N. V., Nov. 18. —Fifteen thousand dollars was awarded by a Jury before Supreme Court Justice Arthur S. Tompkins to Jacob Pollakoff. who had sued David Ravitch. The nwnrd was for the loss of one leg nnd the crush ing of the other. Pollakoff was driving with a load of pillars when a chain slipped and a pillar fell on his legs. CARMICHAEL'S COW TAKES ELEVATOR RIDE! AND, ALAS, IT PROVES FATAL SHARON, Pn.j Nov. 18.—John Carmichaoi is lamenting the loaa of a family tow by a peculiar and untimely death. The cow waH taken sick in her stall and could not get up. Oarmichael wanted to raise her to her feet in order to get her out of the stall He calculated that the best'way would be to use v pulley. lie fastened (he block to the celling of the barn and fastened the tackle around the cow. Then he hitched the pulley rope to a horse antl gave the word to lift the cow. As the horse started, the cow began to bellow. This frightened the horse, which leaped forward. The cow ascended ceiling ward much faster than was anticipated. The horse kept moving, with the result that when It pulled the rope, nut Its full length, the rope broke. The cow dropped 16 feet to the stall floor and was killed. HOME EDITION WEATHER «Ont forget to give the car rttryaur new address or tele phone Tlie Preaa, Main the Press will be de tt**retf -W y«t «c matter wn*re you go. WHEN TOP MOVE SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THTjgCS&AY, NOVEMBER 18, 1909 NURSES' HEROIC WORK i SAVE PATIENTS IN FIRE -ESCAPE IN NIGHT CLOTHES (By United Press.) SAN FRANCISCO, - Nov. 1&— Heroic work of nurses of St. Luke's hospital prevented a holocaust to day when fire gutted the California Ladies' Maternity home. It is be lieved to be Incendiary. When the alarm was sounded the patients be came panic stricken. Those who wer able fled in their night clothes. The helpless ones were carried to safety, and the nurses assisted the policemen and firemen. There were 16 patients and none was Injured. YOUNG GIRL MURDERED (By United Press.) TROY, N. V., Nov. 18.—Police are investigating the mysterious death of a young girl, whose body was found in a ravine near this city today by two boys. The girl ap parently was 20 years old, and neatly dressed, but there was noth ing to aid In identification. Accord ing to the coroner's physician, the case Is one of murder and probably criminal attack. Deep finger prints show on the discolored throat and on the ground is evidence of a des perate struggle. THE BURGLARS TAKEN BY MAN ST. LOUIS. Nov. 18.—With a telephone receiver in her left hand and a revolver in her right, Mrs. Albert Weber, wife of a grocer, held three burglars prisoners while she telephoned to the mounted dis trict police .station. The grocery had been robbed three times within a month. After closing last night, Mr. and Mm.- Weber armed themselves and hid In the rear of the store, as they had done for several successive nights, in hope of catching the burglars. At 11 o'clock they heard a key turn In the front door, and a min ute later they heard the tramp of feet In the store. After that the capture of the burglars was easy. BANK CALL ISSUED. WASHINGTON. Nov. 18—The comptroller of the currency today issued a call for a statement of the condition of the national banks at the close of business November 16. SELLS SEAT OF HARRIMAN NEW YORK, Nov. 18.—The stock exchange seat of E. H. Harriman, which has been sold for about $80,000, was purchased by him 40 years ago for $10,000, and, according to his associates, was the basis of the vast fortune which he left. Mr. Harriman told a friend, it is said, that he had purchased his seat with money which carae to him with his marriage, and that from thnt moment his fortune began to Increase. Rain tonight and Friday. Max. I tunp., $0;> Hfi».. 34. I WRCHIONESS, TAUNTED, 60ES TO THE BATTLE'S FIGHTING LI LONDON, Nov. 18.—"There was a lack of woman's nursing" in the Spanish camps at Melilla during the earlier stages of the war in Morocco. Sick and wounded, both were dying for the want of proper care. : The second scene of this war tragedy was laid in London —a din iser party in the Ritz hotel. A not teo-tactful Englishwoman raised tie point that Spanish nobility has YON BULOW'S COUSIN ACCUSED OF MARRYING OCTOROON, ENDS LIFE NEW ORLEANS, Now. 18.—Edward Yon Buelow, cousin of Prince Yon Buelow, of Germany, committed suicide because he was accused of marrying an octoroon. He was arrested a week ago, charged with violating the law that prohibits the intermarriage of whites and negroes. He was released on bond three days ago and disappeared. His body was found last night floating in the Mississippi river. Before he ended his life he Sent a message to the district at torney which stated that he would be out of the jurisdiction of the court when the case was called. Yon Buelow came to New Orleans six years ago. In 1902 he married a woman who posed a 8 a widow, and she bore him two children. A rumor that she was "off color" reached the authorities through the gossip of local women. HERE'S A TRACE OF REAL APPLE GENIUS Still the difficulty of awarding prizes continues for the judges at the national apple show. This morning they found 23 plates of Grimes' Golden apples that were so near alike and all so good that they were compelled to resort to microscopes and callipers to help them decide. In this instance even microscopic spots and specks may count against the apples that fall to get one of the two prizes. The tracs of real genius was found in another display. Some re sourceful exhibitor, on finding that he had accidentally broken the stems from several of his choice apples, laid out for a plate display, plucked stems from other apples, sharpened them to a point and thrust them into the stemless favorites. Judges who have been judging applea aid other fruits for years, declared that this was the first time they ever saw such a thing done. HE WENT BROKE ON FOUR ACES with a state witness. Seistion is Felm cord," in other words "five cards," is the strenuous Swedish gambling game that has Unfed Fred Hansen and Bert Johnson, suspected of being hard ened bunco men, in jail, where they face terms in the penitentiary. _Jt is charged that is the game tlwt quickly stripped Ed Sorenson. the dupe, of over $400 aud turned him out penniless. Thirty minutes of real earnest sleuth work by Detectives Thomp son and Macdonald on the case as presented by Sorenson, after he /had tried in vain for 24 hours to get a return of even a small por tion of his moucy, brought the al leged bunco steerers under tho arm of the law and ended their operations after they had set a lively jiace for the last six months. Sorenson haß garnisheed nearly $3IK) found in possession of the ac cused men at the time of their ar rest, aud likewise caused the ar rest of Charles Selatlon, the al leged bunco tteertrs' "go b*> twees," on a charge ot tampering BBfBVZBB| ff mniiiMiiV vibVHB *)\VkiaißiiLliliHil^LV*^^^ — ■ ■■ .... * THE MARCHIONESS DEL MERITO. (By United Press) THE SPOKANEV not been very forward in assisting its troops; that Spanish women seemed to have forgotten their de fenders battling in Morocco. This taunting bouquet aroused the pride of the beautiful Spaniard, Marchioness del Merito. She de clared that she would go to Melilla, and within four days left for the hospital camps with four trained nurses. The marchioness has been on the firing line several times since. said to have come to the city jail and attempted to effect a settle ment with Sorenson after Hansen and Johnson had been tukeu in custody. The catch is considered the lvest iv months because of the handicap under which the officers worked in making their capture. A third man in the card game, which Sorenson said was played in the Duluth bar, is still being hunted by the police. He fs believed to have tlie rest of Soreiison's money. Sorenson declares he lost the greatest part of his healthy roll when given a hand of four aces and a jack. Under the new state laws, bunco steering is a penlten i tiary offense. FOUR COUNTIES "DRY." ♦ (By Un-tsd Press) 80188, Idaho, Nov. 18.— i Washington, Twin Kails, Mn- < ■ coin and Koolwml nouottai < > voted dry yesterday by sub- • ► stantial mujorltle*. SEVENTH YEAR, No. 318 30 CENTS PER*MONTH RUSSIANS FLEE FOR FEAR OF THEIR LIVES ITELSINGFORS, Nov. 18.—The Finnish diet, the last legislative body of Finland preserved since the Russian domination, was dissolved today, and the country is in up roar. This action is regarded as the beginning of the end of Finnish independence. Undoubtedly the Finns will oppose the new state of af fairs, and armed resistance of Russia's aggression may be attempted. The dissolution is the result of the diet's re fusal to authorize a contribution of four million to the Rus sian military fund. The senate, stuffed with Russians, passed the measure, but the diet rejected it. For the last week Russians have been leaving Finnland as fast as possible, fearing an uprising. Reports that Finns are planning a massacre of Russians is believed to be groundless, but the situation is intense. The Finns have seen Russian domination approaching, and the blow did not strike them wholly unprepared. STAGE IS SET FOR HEARING OE CUNNINGHAM COAL CASES TRIAL ON WHICH HINGES REPUTATION OF GLAVIS AND BAL LINGER, AND DISPOSITION OF MILLIONS IN RICH LANDS OPENED TODAY. JUST WHA T'S A T STAKE Three-three Alaska coal claims embracing 5,000 acres, esti mated to contain 90,000,000 tons of coal. The integrity of 33 prominent citizens of Washington and Idaho accused by the government of fraud and collusion. The continuance in office of Secretary of the Interior Bal linger, who served as attorney for the claimants and is now ac cused of lending the influence of his office to their efforts to procure patents. IN THE LARGE CASE OF WHICH THE CUNNINGHAM CASE IS A PART. More than 100.000 acres of valuable Alaska coal lands, esti mated to contain 16.000,000,000 tons of coal. Upwards of 1,000 claims, practically all of them contested on grounds of fraud, three-fourths of which have been virtually aban doned by the claimants. The monopolization of the coal resources of Alaska by a trust which will have the power of fixing coal prices at all ports border ing on the Pacific aud of levying tribute upon 10,000,000 coal con sumers. The coal supply for the United States navy on the Pacific ocean from the sale of which a trust would be able to mulct the government for $2,000,000 annually. The rule of Alaska by the Guggenheims. The conservation policy of the Roosevelt administration, the reputation of Secretary Ballinger and other officers of the interior department, and the good faith of President Taft in carrying out the Roosevelt policies. SEATTLE, Nov. 18.—In a dingy little office in the federal building, a special commissioner will begin taking testimony today on the valid ity of the Cunningham coal claims of Alaska, which, on account of the magnitude of the issues and promi nence of the people involved, have become the subject of a national scandal involving many high offi cers of the Taft administration. The case is being tried before Commissioner Fred T. Dennett, of the general land office, subject to appeal to Assistant Secretary of the 72 MILES OF FINE RED APPLES HERE Seventy-two and one-fourth miles is the distance that would be cov ered in an unbroken line if the ap ples on exhibition at the second National Apple Show were placed side by side. There are 1,525,181 apples in the variutts exhibits, und the average fruit is there inches in diameter, making a total of 4,677.- --493 inches or within a fraction of 381,458 feet, a stretch of apples from the city hall to Coeur d'Ab-ue and back and thence eight miles westward. Claude Randall, superintendent of entries, who completed the fore going compilation this morning, re ports also there a.c 13 carload dis plays, io United exhibits, 39 in the free for all class nnd of these 21 are non-irrigated and 18 irrigated: 73 entries in the state and foreign groups, 278 single box. 130 five box, 9S 10 box, five best keepers. 26 big gest apples, 16 ne wvarieties, 11 by products, home made, and three factory made; 18 collections of or chard and single tree views aud 1823 plate exhibits. At the aple show, "Maiden's Blush" because "Spokane Beauty" Is putting on "Salome." (By United Press.) IN THE CUNNINGHAM CASE ALONE READ AND BLUSH * Interior Pierce. Because he was at one time attorney for the claimants. Secretary of the Interior Ballinger now declines to have anything to do with deciding the cases, but the cases involve the good faith of Sec retary Ballinger, because he la ac cused of having improperly exerted the influence of his department in, the interests of his former clients. While Dennett Is the judge in tho case, he will not preside at tho hearings. The testimony is to be taken before Special Commissioner W. J. McOee, chief law expert ol the division of contests. ; There are three cars of Wine* , sapa, four Rome Beauty, one Wage | ncr, two Spltzenburg, one Yellow; ; Newtown, one Grimes' Golden, on© ; other standard variety and ono mixed car. t. GIRL BITES MEDIOAX THERMOMETER; DIES ROSWEL, N. M . Nov 18— As a result of swallowing mercury in a thermometer which she crushed between her teeth as her father was taking her tem perature, Cecil, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl P. Aawa, is dead. Within 15 minutes after swal lowing the contents of the ther mometer the child was uncon scious and when the doctor ar rived ahe waa almost without pulse. Although she was revived she lived only a short time.