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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
BILLIKEN GIRL WONT ACCEPT
OFFER IN HER AID
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 14.—Miss Florence Pretz, creator
ot Billiken, "God of Things as They Ought to Be," has
positively refused to accept the Spokane Booster club's
offer of $1000 if she would resume her art studies.
* Miss Pretz, since she lost the royalties on the sales of
"Billikens" because of alleged unscrupulous advantage
taken of her by the manufacturer, has given up the idea
of becoming a sculptor. She has removed all images of
Billiken from her home, and refused to listen to sugges
tions that she resume her studies.
The Spokane Booster club took upon itself to raise
$1000 among its members for the purpose of aiding the
BLUKPIKLDS, Dec. 14.—Provis
ional President Estrada has aban
doned the defensive, ami Is mass
ing his forces for an attack upon
the Zclayans, according to today's
advices. An impending battle,
"Which promises to be the most im
portant of the revolution, will prob
ably be founght al Hecero, 12 miles
General Vus<iucy,. Belaya's most
trusted lieutenant, in Command °f
the dictntor's forces at Kceero. It
is against his troops that Kslrada's
attack will he directed. The Insur
gent's commissary department,
which was recently established
near Kama, is being moved toward
Recero, In support of Estrada in
the expected battle. Rebels are re-
MM'ted to be well equipped and pro
visioned for the coming Struggle.
SHOUT FOR TAFT.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 14.—Man
agua, the Capital of Nicarague, is in
the hands of a rabid pro revolution
mob. according to a cablegram, ap
parently authentic, received from
IN HIS PLOT TO
ROB A WOMAN
MONTEREY, Cnl., Dec. I I. -It Is
learned today that Mrs. Anna L.
Cummlngß, Who was found uncon
scious last night in a disreputable
part of the city, Willi jewels esti
mated tQ be worth more .than $6000
and bonds and notes v alued at more
than $20,000 in her possession, had
been drugged with chloral with the
evident purpose of robbery,
The police are trying to find the
mysterious man who telephoned to
the police station several times dur
tnj'. I lie night; say ing that in- want
id to see Mrs. Cummlngß, but re
fusing to reveal his Identity, It is
suspected that this man drugged
her en l took her unconscious to a
, LATEST FINANCIAL NEWS
MOW YORK, Dec 1! -Today's
market closed with Americans in
London Irregular, mostly rather
The telephone bearing was re
sumed today. The storm lias done
considerable damage to the wires
In the east. The New Jersey rail
road commission holds that it has
no authority to fix express rates.
NEW YORK —Buying order
throughout the list seem to pre
dominate and with the easy money
conditions now prevailing the bull
managers are becoming bolder In
their operating - H. Clews & Co.
NEW YORK —The stock market
acts .very well under the circum
'THE CHRISTMAS CAROL"
DON'T FAIL TO REAP ET
The second installment of the
world's finest yuletide story, "The
Christmas Carol," is printed today.
If you want to get the real Christ
mas spirit, read it every day.
The Clerk in the tank involuntar
ily applauded. Hecoming Imme
diately sensible of the inmpropri
ety. he poked the fire, and extin
guished the last frail spark forever.
"Let me hear another sound
from you," said Scrooge, "ami
you'll keep your Christmas*by los
ing your-situation. You're quite a
noWefful speaker, sir," he added,
turning to his nephew, "i wonder
you don't go to parliament."
"Dou't be angry, uncle. Cuii.e!
Oreytown late today.
The streets are thronged with ex
cited Niear'nguans, and shouting
mobs are parading before the pal
ace, crying, "Hurrah for Estrada,"
"Hurrah for Tnft."
Rumors that Zelaya is about to
make Rood his declaration that he
would resign have thrown the pop
ulace into the greatest excitement.
Another report is being circulated
to the effect that the dictator is
planning fligh from the country.
MORALES JOINS ESTRADA.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 14.—Pri
vate dispatches fiom Pas am a,
which are apparently authentic, to
day declare that General Morales,
formerly one of the Zelayan lead
era, hns declared himself in favor
of General Estrada, asserting that
Belaya's yoke is that of a tyrant,
and that it can no longer be borne.
With all his forces, it is reported,
.Morales has marched against Rlvas.
He has already captured Orisi.
and Suopa. towns near the Costa
Section of the town where she was
found. It appear! probable that the
man was frightened away just be
fore succeeding In obtaining the
Mrs. Cummlnga is sufficiently re
covered today from the effects of
the dru2 wlven her to tell h< r iden
tity, she formerly was Mrs. Will
lam P. Stewart of St. Louis. Her
present husband is c. w. Cum
mlngs, With her husband she re
moved'the first of September from
St. to Oakland. A letter in
her possession shows thai since she
left St. Louis, agents there sold
property belonging to her for
120,000, and that she invested this
sum in stei I bonds.
stances ;iud barring the unexpected
we would expect to see a much
higher level of prices recorded be
fore the end of the year At
Ni:W YORK—MUCh of the recent
buying ot Pennsylvania is attrib
uted to 11. C. Prick, Who is under
stood to have been for sometti n
the largest Individual holder of the
stock.—Logan * Brygh.
Tin 1 people who sold stocks In
response to threatened trouble of
labor, congress and Bank of Eng
land money market, are now itch
ing to get (hem back should 'hey
have any reactions.—«Lonsdale.
CHICAGO, Dec. 14. -Chapln's re-
Dine with us tomorrow."
Scrooge saiil that be would see
him—yea, Indedd, he did. lie went
the length of the "impression,
and said that hi' would lee him in
that extremity first.
"Hut why?" cried Scrooge'i
"Why did you get married?" said
"Because i foil in love."
"Hecause yon fell in love!"
stow led Bcrsoge, as If that were
the only one thing In the World
more ridiculous than a merry
Christinas. "Good afternoon!"
"Nay, undo, but you nerer 'mmc
to see me before that happened.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.—Stanley
Rgbinson, owner of the St. Louis
Nationals, held the balance of pow
er today when the magnates met to
elect a successor to the late Harry
Pulllam, and to decide the firce bat
tle which has been waged over the
candidacy of John M. Ward for the
office of president of the National
It was said before the session
opened that If Robinson voted for
Ward it would insure his election,
while if he voted gainst Ward, the
m.eeHn* would be deadlocked.
Ward is opposed by John Heyd
ler, a former league secretary, who
was named president temporarily,
at the time of Pulliam's suicide.
WALLA WALLA. Wash. Dec. 14.
—With her cemetery filled. Walla
Walla faces a shortage of burying
space. The city council will con
sider some plan to enlarge the
present cemetery. Several offers
have been made to supply land ad
joining the cemetery, but the price
has been prohibitive. There are
less than a dozen lots left In the
cemetery at present.
(By United Press.)
FOKT BUR WELL, Ont., Dec. 14.
—The car ferry Ashtabula ground
ed on the shoals off this point at
noon today, and is flying distress
High winds are blowing, and it is
impossible to get boats from the
shore to her aid. A crew from the
life saving station at Port Stanley
is being rushed here by special
train. They are bringing their
boats with them. Heavy sens are
breaking over the stranded ferry,
and there is grave danger that she
will go to pieces before the arrival
of the life savers. The number of
persons aboard the craft is un
Tomorrow afternoon at '2 o'clock
the new lodge of the Loyal Order
of Moose will attend the funeral
of its first member to die since the
order was established in Spokane.
The funeral .is that of the late
John Hanthani. who died of pneu
monia Sunday at his home, 2(1 Hi
Gardner avenue. The funeral serv
ices will be held there at 1! o'clock
tomorrow afternoon and (he Moose
burial rites will be held at the late
home. The interment will take
place at FalrmOUnl cemetery.
port says: The stock market was
partly due to the poor wire facili
ties. Although the pressure of real
izing was a little more conspicuous,
prices did not sell off to any ex
tent. The underlying tone of the
market certainly shows that the
buying power has not diminished.
Any moderate reaction uncovers a
good demand in the standard shares
and this resistance puts a damper
on short selling. I.ate in the ses
sion weakness developed In Read
ing and prices elsekhere eased off
fractionally on this influence.
There is nothing new in the situa
tion and alter the selling Is digest
ed we expect to see the upward
trend resumed again.
(Furnished by w. .1. Nlcholls & Co.)
Why give it as a reason for not
"Good afternoon," said Scrooge.
"I want nothing from you; I ask
nothing of you; why cannot wo be
"Good afternoon," said Scrooge.
"I am sorry, wit hall my heart, to
tind yon so resolute. We havvs
Dever had any quarrel, to which I
have ben a party. Hut 1 have made
tin- trial in homage to Christmas,
and I II keep my Christmas humor
lo the last. So, a Merry Christinas,
"Good afternoon!" suid Scrooge.
"And, a Happy New Year!"
"Good afternoon!" suid Scrooge.
SPOKANE. WASHINGTON. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1909
THOMAS SACK 111 OLD FORM
Here's good news for fight fans,
especially those on the coast: Joe
Thomas, the sturdy western welter
weight, has regained the form
FOR R. A. BALLINGER
Senator Heyburn Concerned Like
By special delivery Collier's
Weekly sent to all the big news
papers this week another sensa
tional article on the Ballinger-Cun
nlngham-Alaskan situation. The
article is printed In afternoon
newspapers throughout the country
today. It cites more sensational
facts concerning the secretary of
the Interior's interest in the Alas
kan coal lands. In part, the article
"Is there another Alaska con
spiracy, this time to control the
copper and coal? Will the public,
remembering the past, be satisfied
with star-chamber answers to this
"It Is common knowledge
throughout Alaska and the west
generally that the .Morgan inter
ests are allied with the Guggen
heim mining Interests, and that the
same financial forces are allied
with the Hill railroad interests.
When Hallinger was nominated and
elected Mayor of Seattle, he was
put forward by the Hill political
managersT*tsstensibly to put down
certain local evils, but really to put
tne Hill forces in control of local
politics. Ballinger supported Levi
Ankeny, the railroad candidate who
notoriously bought his seat in the
United States senate. An impor
tant detail of Bnllingor's record to
remember is his grant, as Secre
tary of the Interior, of the railroad
light of way along the Dcs Chutes
river in Oregon. Ballinger himself
was an incorporator of the original
Dcs Chutes railroad, and was-its
vice president and counsel. He is
said to have disposed of his Inter
est in this road to his partner at
the lime of his recent appointment
as secretary of the interior. In the
confession of S. A. D. Puter, king
of the Oregon land fraud ring, con
victed by Honey, Puter charged
that during Daljitnger's short term
as commissioner -of the general
land office, Northern Pacific land
patents by the wholesale were Is
sued. He also stated that the gen
eral land offtee, under the Ballin
ger and Dennett administrations,
shut Its eyes to glaring land frauds
The Guggenheim Connection.
"As far back as August 13, 1907.
Special Agent Horace T. Jones re-
His nephew left the room with
out an angry word, notwithstand
ing. He stopped at the outer door
to bestow the greetings of the sea
son on the clerk, who, cold as be
was, was wanner than Scrooge; for
be returned them cordially.
"There's another fellow," mut
tered Scrooge, who overheard hnn;
"my clerk, with K> shillings a week,
and a wife and family, talking
about a tn> irv Christmas. I'll rev
tire to Bedlam.*
This lunatic, in letting Scroge'et
nephew out, had let two other peoJV
pie In. Thtfy were portly gentle?
Continued on Page Six.
whict made him a strong candi
date for the title in his class. At
Lowell, Mass., Thomas showed his
old brilliance and punching power
when he knocked out Tommy
Crawford of California in five
rounds, doing the job so easily that
talk «f his going back sounds fool
ish. Maybe the fact that he is to
be married in January to Jimmy
Gardner's sister, and needs the
money, put steam behind Thomas'
punches, but anyway he was there
with fche bells, all the way.
ported to Richard A. Ballinger,
coramtHsioner of the general land
office: 'From th* talk of different
attorneys and individuals interest
ed in the Alaska coal lands, I feel
that the disposal of the lands all
tends toward one direction, and
that Is: the Guggenheim compan
ies. The. paper* here in Portland,
Oregon, are full of the news that
the Guggenhelms are constructing
railroads near Katalla, Alaska, for
the jjurpose of taking out the oil,
minerals, etc., and there Is an ad
vertisement in the said papers for
the employment of 2000 men to go
to Katalia. Alaska, and work for
the (Juggenheims." Katalla Is the
location of the Cunningham claims.
Under date of December, 1907,
CunWngham's books show the re
ceipt of $1,359.60, with this nota
tion r "The above sum was received
from, Daniel Guggenheim -( head of
the Guggenheim syndicate), in full
for expenses incurred on account
of the examination of coal lands
on Ms account."
"We have In a 'former article re
ferred to the fact that Commission
er. Ballinger appeared before the
house committee on public larfds
and! urged the passage of the Cale
bill,' which, had It -passed, would
have made the Cunningham claims
legal. With Hallinger there ap
pealed one Donald It. McKenzle.
Found among the papers In the
possession of former Special Agent
H. K. Love, on whose favorable re
port. Ballinger sought to have the
Cunningham claims patented, was
the following statement In an un
signed letter, dated Juneau, Alaska,
Maroh 10, 1908. and addressed to
I Continued on Page Two.
Ijeloie a courtroom crowded with
spectators, mostly workers, the
second day of the Samuel T. Crane
trtai commenced this morning, and
dragged along uneventfully until
the poon recess.
Chief of Police Sullivan was
placed on the stand for the pVose
eutldh, followed by J. K. Sullivan, a
Northern Pacific special officei ; L
M. fend, a local architect; Prank
Ksllcjk. a Waverly raticher, and ,1.
.1. Pfirker. a real estate man. the
latter four testifying to Crane's lan
guage and actions on the da\ he
stioke from his office window in the
Columbia building and was suhse
qucntly arrested on a charge of dis
D. A. Chatfiehl. a hod carrier,
waa the first witness called for the
defense, testifying that while walk
ing along Howard street with
Crane, he heard a policeman re
mark. "There goes that ," re
ferring to Crane. Chatfiehl stated
thai he Informed Crane of the re
mark and that the two turned
round and started for the corner,
where a number of officer* were
standing. Crane was arrested he
fore he could find the man whu ap
plied the epithet to bun.
AND WHERE WERE THE
WORK BY PRESENT
Under the present board of
county commissioners, the taxpay
ers of this county have saved over
$28,000 on the there items of poor
farm, courthouse and health office
Figures complied by Chairman F.
K. MoHroom of the present board
show that the health office ex
penses have been cut in half, the
poor farm expenses reduced almost
the same proportion, while the
courthouse repair bill for 1908 was
just 10 times that of 1909.
It cost approximately $19,000 to
run the poor farm last year, while
the total expenditure for the past
six months total only $5704.90, an
average of less than $12,000 a year.
Exactly $2500 was saved in the
health office during the past six;
months, which means a yearly sav
ing of $5000 without sacrificing'
In 1908, $18,000 was expended on
courthouse repairs, while only
$1800 was used for that purpose
As there were no extensive alter
ations or repairs made on the
courthouse in 1908, many are won
dering, "What did you do with it,
THAT MLNCH HEAD
GOT BIBBER'S GOAT
Holiday- and other spirits abound
ed in the mind and person of a
well-dressed individual woh entered
Davenport's last evening about 9
At a nearby table sat a girl with
a huge muff. The intoxicated man
looked not at the girl, but at her
muff. Then he nudged the man
next to him.
"Finesh mlnch head on zhat muff
1 ever shee. .lesh look at itsh
At this Instant the beadlike eyes
of the "mlnch head" snapped and
the whole head turned.
"Did zhat shing move? Did you
shee zhat shlng move?" asked the
Intoxicated individual, excitedly.
Just then the mouth of the
"mlnch head" Opened In a yawn
and a dainty little pink tongue
"Holy shee!" shouted the bewil
dered individual "l'\e got 'em, and
got 'em bad. Let me outdoors."
He grOM and hurried away.
In the excitement the little Pom
meranlan dog in the pretty girl's'
muff barked a tiny bark, that rang
out fairly strong amid all the
"I'm Just taking Dido home from
the doctor's," said the girl. "He
likes to cuddle up In my muff. His
head does look like a r.dnk's head,
doesn't |t? I've never noticed that
before this evening."
TAG DAY RECIPT3 $936.40.
The net receipts of "Tag Hay"
amount to $930.40. Owing to the
large number of stores that were
not visited and people not seen be
cause of the inclement weather, it
has been concluded to continue
'Tag Hay" next Saturday. The re
oeipta from the sale of the special
stamp of the Associated Charities,
used In COnuectlOl! with the "Tag
I>ay" are being handled at the
mayor's office and at the Hall of
the Doges, when- Mrs. P. T. liocher
and Mis. K. K. Emery aiu sta
EIGHTH YEAR, No. 31 30 CENTS FEB MONTH
GUTHRIE, Okla., Dec. 14—The First State bank at Kiefer. ■
Oklahoma closed its doors today as the result of the failure of «
the Farmers National bank at Tulsa yesterday. <
OLYMPIA, Der;. 14. —Attorney T. M. Vance is today prepar
ing a motion for a new trial for Ortis Hamilton, forrnre adju
tant general of the Washington state guard, who was last
night found guilty of larceny by embezzlement in collecting,
converting the state's funds to his own use. While the specific
charges on which Hamilton was convicted was the embezzle
ment of $ 1 ISO, his total peculations are placed In the neighbor
hood of ?:io,ooo.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 14.—Ten men composing the crew
of the gasoline schooner Lulu, which blew up following a fire
on board. :!0 miles south of Prince Rupert, have reached that
place after trying experiences with the waves.
LACENTER, Wash., Dec. 14.—City Marshal W. D. Wampler
was arrested for using profane language on the streets. Wam
pler's profanity cost him about $l per word. He was fined $5
and costs by Justice of the Peace Brothers.
IS STILL ON
The trial of Samuel T. Crane, the
attorney, still continues before a
jury in Judge Hinkle's court and
will not concude before noon to
Crane Is charged with disorderly
conduct in connection with the
street sneaking fight. He was con
victed in the lower court, but ap
pealed the case.
He is giving the city's legal rep
resentatives the fight of their lives
in the trial.
At its regular meeting tonight
! the city council will take up for
passage the franchise for the con
necting line to be built by the
Great Northern railroad to the new
, line of the Spokane, Portland &
Seattle. An agreement was reached
! recently whereby the railroad will
|be given the franchise In considera
tion of its agreeing to widen the
present Washington stret viaduct
and bear its equitable share of the
cost of a new viaduct to the built
across all of the tracks on Wash
ington street, If such projected via
duct Is carried out. All disputes as
to crossings in West Grove and
other additions west 01 Hangman
creek have been settled by mutual
agreement with the property own
ers affected. ..
JACKSON. Mich., Dec. 14.—Wil
liam L. Seaton, former warden of
the state prison here and credited
with being the originator of the sys
tem of giving convicts credit for
"good time." is dead at his home
here, aged 86.
PARIS APACHES FIGHT DOGS WITH DOGS;
CANINE AIDS HELP HOUSEBREAKERS
PARIS, Dee. 14.—The injury today of a Pari* police
man by an "Apache dog" standing guard at a house
while its master robbed it, has shown the necessity of
some better way of combating this new aid to burglary.
Today's incident was the third of Its kind In the
last week. The dog attacked the policeman, warning
its master and enabling him to escape.
"Apache dogs" were introduced into Paris six
months ago. The only difference between them and
Paris' famous police dogs is that they serve the law
breaking element Instead of the police.
They are trained to fight the "police dogs," and in
many cases they have attacked the police with great
ferocity. In six months' time hundreds of them have
been either imported or trained.
DEA TH REVENGING CRIME OF
CONGO-KING LEOPOLD DYING
Once again, and probably for the last time. King Leopold
of Belgium comes efore the public gaze; this time on hia last
bed. when smooth cynicism and unctuous rectitude will be of no
avail. Pharisaic protestations of good Intent will fall on the deaf
ears of Death. King Leopold, often haled before the bar of pub
ic- opinion, is at last before a judge whom no man may deceive,
cajole or defy.
A strange career is drawing to a close; an Incomprehensible
life has about run its devious course. Leopold Is dying; be la
belngi taken away from the bright, glad, mad world, where he
reveled so many years, and ahead of him there 1b the dark,
damp grave, which shuts out the faintest ray of the star of hope!
His millions are slipping through his old, weak fingers; million
after million is going from him. tons of gold, caskets of jewels,
and all that gold and gems can buy. Every moment his with
ered grasp grows weaker; no more can the voluptuous voices of
courtesans soothe care away and bring forget fulness, the flash
ing eyes of harlotry have lost their power to charm; the smiles
of Merode glitter before eyes which see only stern lipped Death.
Poor Leopold, death to him must be horrible, horrible beyond all
What hideous visions rise tip out of the unchangeable past
to torment that sin'stained soul? Does the wife he drove to
luaduess and the grave come back to him, moaning her litany
of woe- the woman he loved, hated and killed? Do those eyes
keen with fever see the dark jungles out of which comes an
Interminable file of maimed and mutilated human beings bearing 1
rubber. Ivory and metal for his now useless coffers? Can he sco
the sharp toothed cannibals in his uniform feasting on human
flesh? Can he hear the swish of the hippopotamus whip? Can
he see the blood trickling from some weak woman's back;
babies torn in two; hands and feet chopped off? What vlata of
bleached bones stretch out before his vision to the head waters
of the Congo, the white mail's grave and the black man's hell?
Can he stroke his beard now and smile, now that the earth yawns
for him, the same earth that has swallowed thousands of his
victims? Leopold today is worse in body and soul than any
poor slave-who is today-dying beneath his burden In far off Af
rica The monarch, with his three hundred millions in gold
and the dimmed brained heathen with his yard of cotton ' loth will
soon stand side by side before their Maker to plead tor mercy.
Today, as he stands on the brink of eternity, can Leopold
TAKES BLACK HAND WARN
BE READY FOR 'EM
Six men last night volunteered to
guard Judge Mann's home If he
thought there was any danger of
attack, as intimated in a threaten
ing letter received yesterday from
Chicago. The volunteer guards
men also agreed to furnish two
men to act as a body guard for the
police justice during the daytime.
Judge Mann declined the proffer
ed assistance and agreed to take
his chances. After consulting with
a number of his friends today
Judge Mann has concluded to take
the note from Chicago seriously
and take steps to protect himself.
The note reads like some others of
the same character that have is
sued from that quarter in times of
trouble In the past, and on the ad
vice of his friends Judge Mann
deemed that it is best to heed the
warning and take steps for bis own
safety. What the judge will do
in the way of resisting an attack
from a hostil force he has not an
nounced, but it Is probable that i>o
lice protection will be afforded him.
Judge Mann was once a news
paper reporter and has some idea
of the troubles of a man who ha 3
to fight his way through life, but
this is the first time that he. has
been threatened with total annihila
BY T. J. DILLON.