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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
STRANGE METHOD OF SUICIDE
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NEW YORK, Dec. 15.—Arbuckle Brothers, the biggest
competitors of the American Sugar Refining company,
this afternoon paid into the government treasury*s69s,s73
in back duties, following disclosures of irregularities in
weighing of sugar cargoes on docks.
The settlement was made voluntarily. United States
Attorney Simpson said this afternoon that the settlement
will not affect the prosecution of any individual shown to
have been responsible for the commission of the frauds.
HITTTK, Mont., Dec. 15. —As a result of a conference be
tween representatives of the striking swltchinent employed in
the ilutte yards, W. M. Clark Of Indianapolis, vice-president of
the order of railway conductors and Robert Mclntyre, of the
Itrotberhood of Railway Trainmen, 40 strikers returned to
work today. The Amalgamated Copper company's local mines
also resumed operations this morning.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—Secretary of War Dickinson today
announced the selection of Major General J. Franklin Bell as
Chief of ■staff of the army. General Hell will retire next April.
LONDON, Dec. 15. —King Leopold suffered another sinking
spell late today. It is feared the aged monarch's end is near.
OUTHRIB, Oklu.. Dec 16, —Although Governor Charles N.
Haskell, who is suffering from acute indigestion, is reported
iin proved today, his condition is still suid to be serious.
Throughout the night it was found necessary to administer
Opiates to induce rest deemed necessary by physicians. To
ward morning Hie governor secured a few hours' sleep.
LATEST FINANCIAL NEWS
NBW YORK. Dec. 15.—Ameri
cans In London firm % to V 6 above
parity. It is reported that the
switchmen at Butte will return to
work and tlie Amalgamated mines
will roßiime today. Hearing on the
Third Avenue reorganiatlon plan
before the public service commis
sion opened today. The final crop
estimate was received today at 2
p. m. Copper slocks in London are
hen\y and lower. IT.l T . S. Steel re
ports a seasonable falling off in
business but order continue in ex
cess of capacity.
in the London market Atchison
up '4. Union Pacific v*. Southern
Pacific %, M. K. & T. •%, Heading
down >i, Brie U. Southern Hail
way v H , Amalgamated %, C. M. &
St. P., On tills recession we
think good buying opportunities
will be found in Smelting, Car
Foundry and Southern Railway.
Reading si ill meets offerings on
every rally. Steel is being bulled
Ly some large housed, but we are
not Inclined to buy it except on re
cessions. Union Pacific seems to
be marking time, but II rumored
Southern Pacific is to Issue a high
er dividend. Union Pacific will
benefit. Hull gossip circulates on
Air Drake again. ' Philadelphia Is
bulling Lehigh Valley on favorable
BOSTON, Dec. 15.—General spec*
illation in coppers is Increasing cvi
pry day, and throughout the session
activity Increased with more ana
more stocks participating in tUe
rise. Toward the close the trading
•was Very broad with the whole man
Lake was Ibe leader, rallying to
63, Up three points. S. & B. was
second In activity selling att high
sb 17V4 and closing strong. North
Untie was slightly weaker, but was
more active than It has been for
There was a little profit taking In
Hancock, but new buying is coming
In all tlie time, and this stock will
score another sharp advance In a
few days. Heavy accumulation of
Shannon was noticeable.
We strongly advise its purchase
for 20 on this movement. The 18,-
-000,000 pounds output of Shannon
is unequalled by any of the low
priced stocks and Is a strong bull
factor In Its favor. It's just being
recognized by the speculative ele
ment. Buy Hancock. Shannon, Cop
per Range, Butte Coalition and Su
perlo' Jfc Boston. .
K<- n | L YORK, Dec. 15.—The long
dividend Increase on
React finally materialized. The
extern, of the advance In the rati'
was hardly as great as anticipated,
DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR-
"Do you moat solemnly swear
that you will tell the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but
the truth, so help you God?"
An hourly joke in Spokane's
police cou. t.
An oath lv a Joke In the police
court ot tho city of Spokane.
Perjury, v crime punishable with
a penitentiary sentence, huppuns a
hundeid times a day.
I've seen men, women and chil
dren calmly raise their right hand,
lake the oath administered by the
police. Judge, then culmly sit down
snd lie. *
Lies fill ihe ulr every day—lies
which resulted in some selling, but
at the same time, shorts covered
freely; all this had the effect of
holding the issue around the level
prevailing before the announce
The larger disbursement Is sig
nificant in so far as it indicates the
attitude of tlie various infests
represented within the company
and will undoubtedly foster the
hope that like action in the near
future will be iaken on such roads
as Atchison, Southern Railway, L.
& N. and Southern Pacific. The re
serve bull factors of this character
will undoubtedly be held In abey
ance until the turn of the year, or
at least until such time as general
conditions will permit an extensive
and broad market movement.
U. S. Government Report.
Wheat acreage. 40,72:1.000. Yield
737,189,000 bushels. Winter wheat
yield was 146,300 000 bushels of
winter wheat; acreage 28,330,000.
Oats, acreage 88,304,000; yield,
1,007,353.000. Spring wheat yield.
737,000,000 or about 15.000.000
more than last report Indicated,
Coin report about the same as
that issued last month. Corn yield
2,772,370,000 bushels; acreage, 108,
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 15.—The
local crowd was generally bullish
on wheat. Wheat In Great North
ern cars Is offered at 2 cents over
December, but buyers hesitate on
account of the question of siwteh
ing. Number 1 Northern in cars
owned by other roads with better
BWitCh'ng facilities being 2>4 to %
over December. Sixty-f.Ve cars of
wheat and 40.000 barrels of flour
were shipped out.
Clement, Curtis & Co. bought
fully a million corn at 65V4.
! There seems to be a lot of corn
wanted around There Is
considerable pressure on corn and
selling is led by Hartlett, PatUli &
Simons around %. Comstock
bought a pretty fair amount.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 15. The
senate committee on judiciary vot
ed unanimously today to report fa
vorably the nomination of Judge
Horace H. Lurton to be an associ
ate Justice of the supreme court of
the United States.
Some members said It would have
been better to Ivave named a young
er man, Lurton being in his 06th
year, but there was no general op
position to him or any criticism,
except as to his age. . The report
will be made Thursday by Senator
that every haugeron and court offi
cer knows are lies—and the strang
est feature of the whole mesa is
that nobody seems to care.
Is Labyrinth of Lies.
It's a curious study, this laby
rinth of lies. During the past four
years I've attended several thou
sand police court trials —it was my
I've heard Judge Mann pass on
122 cases, ranging from a drunk
out of Hilly the Mug's to wife beat
mi'. In a single short day, and dur
ing that time I'm safe in saying I
heard 100 men and women every
day ralso their right hands to Ood
and lie their heads off.
I've heard policemen He when the
ATTY. CRANE IS CONVICTED
At 4 o'clock this afternoon the jury that has been hearing the case of Samuel T.
Crane the attorne,y, for three days, returned a verdict of guilty.
Crane was arrested for disorderly conduct while speaking from the window of his
office in the Columbia building a few weeks ago.
The jury did not fix the penalty, as that is left with the cirurt.
VICTIMS ARE BURIED IN
THREE FEET OF
WRECK 111 SOUTH
(By United Press.)
CHARLOTTE, N. C, Dec. 15.—
Twenty persons are reported kill
ed and probably 40 injured, when
passenger train No. 11 of the
Southern railway, speeding south
ward at the rate of 35 miles an
hour, plunged over a trestle and
fell 25 feet into Reedy creek, four
miles north of Greensboro, today.
The dead and injured were
buried under three feet of water.
The news was flashed to Greens
boro only after Conductor George
Cable, the wreck hero, dragged
limself nearly two miles to the
station, though his leg had been
broken in the crash. Physicians
md nurses were rushed to. the
cene in a soecial train.
George Gould, son of Jay Gould,
vho was on the train, escaped in-
SELLING FOOTWEAR A REAL ART;
JUST ASK THE SHOE SALESMAN
"Little big, is It? Loose? Here,
I'll get yon another seven in the
same boot. You know frequently
you find that another of the same
size fits a little more snugly."
The peacheß and cream, super
latively likeable young local shoe
salesman had just got a pair of
number sevens on the feet of a
man who thought he ought to wear
sixes, but who had no more chance
of posing as Cinderella than a man
with a spiral staircase "stew" has
of walking the tight rope.
The fact that the store was all
out of that particular "bott" in
sizes below sevens.
Keeping up a rapid fire of agree
able comment on (liferent conven
tional topics, the salesman gently
peeled off the shoes and, not giving
the customer time to change his
mind, persuasively slipped on the
other pair of sevens.
"There, how's that?" he asked,
smiling. "Much better, eh? 1
thought so. Perfect fit. Six Vlol
And he evidently felt cheerful,
for he kept on smiling.
The customer, in whose eyes tbe
second sevens really looked sandier
than thefirst, under the hypnotic
methods of tbe skillful salesman,
admiringly asked him how he liked
"Fine," he replied. "It really is a
game, too. That's where the Inter
est conies In. Why, If we didn't
have to appraise our customer and
BY HUBBY'S KISS
OAKLAND. Cal.. Dec. IT-.—Snul kisses and all other
forms of labial salutations have paled into insignificance fol
lowing the feat of Royal McNeil of this city, whose tender
greeting to his wife upon his 'eturn from San Francisco last
night caused a severe dislocation of Mrs. McNeil's Jaw bone.
McNeil had been away from home three hours. I'pon
his return he nut his wife with his usual husbandly kiss!
With a cry Mrs. McNeil dropped to a chair, both hands
clasped to her jaw and moaning In pain.
Filled with remorse, McNeil hovered about solicitously,
until a word from his spouse's mother sent him flying for a
physician. Concealing beneath his professional mem the
grin that struggled for expression.- the doctor seized the of
fending member and by means of pressure judiciously ap
plied, returned It to its accustomed place.
A Story of Lies and Lies and Lies, as the
Police Reporter Sees It Daily. : : : :
fellow behind the rail was telling I
l'e heard them lie and put In a;
good word for some po°r devil
whom they knew had broken the
Ie seen whole neighborhoods file
Into court over a chicken case, and
I've Been witness after witness sink
Into a chair and lie with a calm
assurance that would make Haron
Munchausen look like an Innocent
If Ananias ever invades the po
lice court of Spokane he would look 1
like an Innocent man.
One day I met a young fellow
Who used to give tbe Spokane po
lice considerable trouble, lit w«* * l
SPOKANE. WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1909
GREAT ENGLISH QDLD WINNER
This Is a picture of the great Bayarddi (Maher up), which during
the past season cleaned up for his owner, Sportsman Farie, the enor
mous sum of $120,513.42. This horse made the biggest total winning
for 1909 of any bangtail in Europe.. W|rie had five horses on the
English circuit during the year and they, won 22 races for him, worth
a total of $182,828.34.3
Jury. The engineer and fireman
are amnog the dead. Following
are among those reported killed:
John A. Broadnax, Greensboro.
A. Holcomb, Mount Airy, N. C»
pit our Intellects against his vanity
selling shoes would be like walk
ing a treadmill day In and day out.
The spice comes In the struggle
with the customer. We get all
kinds of opportunity to read char
acter. It's not like a game of blind
man's buff with us. We don't spear
in the dark and don't have one
Stereotyped method for every cus
tomer. Selling shoes Is an art.
"From the time a customer, man,
woman or child, darkens the door
he's a scientific problem. When I
get one. I make pu my mind not to
let him get away without buying. I
have him lassoed and he doesn't
know It. I try to entertain him
and make buying shoes of me a
pleasure rather than a dental chair
operation. If he's curt and busi
ness like I adopt an attitude of re
spectful energy and haste. If it's
she and she wants chat, why. I
have stored away a colection of
small talk that* would make a par
rot turn yellow with envy.
"Who are hardest to suit? Why,
the wemen. of course. That's why
the manufacturers now all send out
shoes with the size marked In
French characters. In that way a
woman with a Swift's premium foot
will be trying on and buying a five
and a half and If she insists she
wears only a three, why. we let
her retain the delusion. It's not a
dishonorable deception. She gets
the size shot It's healthy for her
to wear and her feelings are saved.
Incidentally now he's straight
ened up, owns his own home, is
married and all that.
" 'Member the time I hat that po
liceman on the head with a club?"
he asked. I remembered. Tbe cop
was in the hospital for six w< eks,
while the town was combed for the
" that pretty near croaked the
Finally they got him —and well,
let him tell it—and I know that he
told the truth:
"The hull comes up to a dance
he has It In for me, see? Without
a word he grabs mo, and it's a
lulck rush to the door. I'm sore,
jf course, and I pick* up the first;
Edward Sexton, Denton, N. C.
A. P. Cone, superintendent Rich
mend division, Southern railway.
D. C. Nolan, Pullman conductor.
C ,H. White, traveling auditor.
Of}e>, flagman, name unknown.
As a last resort, when I fear I'm
about to lose a lady customer, I
knocfc two cents off the price and
that iwins her.
"■Willi, I think you'll find those
sevens are just the ticket. They
look very neat. Come in if they
don't suit. Good afternoon. Step
this toray, Mrs. Smith."
And the affable, clever salesman
had lassoed another customer.
- ——— _
BRUSSELS, Dec. 15.—The
condition of King Leopold, who
waa operated on yesterday for
the removal of an obstruction of
the intestines, took a turn for
tke worse this afternoon.
The morning bulletin was
ftMeful in one respect, describ
ing the patient's state as "sta
la the middle of the afternoon
word came from the sick cham
ber that the monarch had suf
fered a relapse.
BE GOOD AND GET
I SEPERATE STATEHOOD
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 15.—
Chairman Hamilton of the house
committees on territories said to
day that Arizona and New Mexico
will be granted separate statehood
at "Hps session of congress If they
do mot insist lv Including in theit
governing laws features that Pres
ident ?Taft found objectionable In
Oklahoma's constitution. Chalr
man'lamilton stated It was his be
lief tfcpt the chief executive would
withheld his approval otherwise.
BOSTON'S 1909 TEA PARTY
HQ* Tf)N. Dec. 15.—The steam
shipi Kattenturm arrived today
from Colombo, Olyon, with the
largei cargo of tea ever brought to
Host© i—more than 10,000 chests,
vain* at $400,00. The tea was
not d taped into the harbor, as was
the ti led article sent here by the
Kittle on December 16. 177:1.
THE WHOLE TRUTH-
thlngjl could get hold of and lets
him have it. He had no business
monkeying with me—l ain't never
done him no barm. Well, after they
arrest me—-say, what I got was the
limit, I'm taken Into police court,
and, mo help me. bulls 1 never see
befonfe get up on the stand and tes- j
iir.v fill they're black In the face.
I cone buck strong, but I ain't got
a chance What do I get?— 63 days
on the chain gang. I was rail
roaded for fair."
1 don't cite this Instance as a
ling at the police, but merely to
Mow how lies make truth look fool
On the other hand. I've seen a
wife heater (and sober, tool raise
10 THE JAIL
DOES SO AT REQUEST OF
• Harvey Sherman, the youth who
escaped from the Probation office
a week ago, returned to his prison
this " morning, voluntarily giving
himself into the custody of Proba
tion Officer John Glfford.
I An uneasy conscience, the re
-1 quest of his mother, and the possi
bility of evading severe punish
ment, combined to cause the youth
to return from Pasco last night and
deliver himself up this morning.
Sherman stayed in a room in the
AJax hotel until yesterday, when
he borrowed sufficient money to
purchase a ticket to Seattle. He
only went as far as Pasco, changing
his mind when liberty seemed as
Sherman worked for the Crescent
store, and it is alleged he stole os
trich plumes and other finery while
employed there. His mother, who
lives in Butte, was almost heart
broken when she heard that her
son had been arrested. And as
soon as she learnpd that he had
escaped, advised him to return to
the probation office immediately.
A firmer grip on the plumbing
and gas fitting to be installed in
Spokane is taken in the new plumb
ing ordinance passed by the city
council last night and to become
effective January 1.
After that date no more plumbing
permits will be issued free, and a
charge will also be made for In
spection of fixtures based on the
number of such fixtures to be view
At the present time the electrical
inspector has charge of the inspec
tion of gas fittings, which properly
belongs to the plumbing depart
ment. The use of gas is increas
ing and the necessity for more care
In the installation of the gas pipes
is felt. Another deputy will be
given the plumbing inspector to
care for the increased work called
for by the new ordinance. At this
time the salaries of the plumbing
Inspector and his assistant is paid
for by the general taxpayers, but
under the new ordinance providing
for fees, it is expected that the de
partment will be self sustaining.
The new plumbing ordinancenas
40 sections, and was drafted by
Plumbing Inspector Riley after con
sulting with the* plumbing ordi
nances of the leading cities of the
country. Mr. Riley has had over
50 years' experience in the business
himself, and is qualified to pass on
WASHINGTON, D. C—Secretary
of the Treasury McVeagh, in an
nual report, urges economy in gov
ernment departments; advocates
bunking and currency reform on
grounds that we have neither an
adjustable currency nor trust
worthy surplus reserves.
HOW OLD SCROOGE MET
THE CHRISTMAS GHOSTS
Here Is the third Installment of
"A Christmas Carol," by Charles
Dickens, the world's greatest
Christmas story. Fourth install
Now It is a fact that there was
nothing at all particular about the
knocker on the door, except that it
was very large. It is also a fact
that Scrooge had seen It. night and
morning, during his whole resi
dence in that place; also that
Scrooge had as little of what Is
called fancy about him as any man
in the city of London, even Includ
ing—which is a bold word—the cor
poration, aldermen and livery. I^et
It's TJuman Nature, Perhaps, But It Makes
Ananias Look Like (Jeorge Washington. : :
his hand and swear to tell the
He had been seen hy no less than
three persons, beating a frail wife
until she sank unconscious at his
feet And then he kicked her Until
a strong fisted chap laid him out
And that same wife beater
calmly got up in poltco court and
lied and lied and lied.
"It's lust a plot to put mo in jail,
judge," he said.
"I never laid a finger on her.
Why, 1 |OV« her, Judge. I wouldn't
harm her for tha world!"
Nothing but lies, you understand.
However. I might add that the
judgu put ib« wife beater on the
EIGHTH YEAR, No. 32 30 CENTS PER MONTH
TIED OVER HIS FACE
Either murder or suicide caused the death of an un
known man, believed to be a stranger, who was found
dead in a room'at a lodging house at 5215 Wall street at
4:MO thfs afternoon.
The man was about 30 years of age and not overly well
dressed. He rented a room from the landlady of tlie
house last Friday and had not been since seen. A light
has been seen once or twice in the room since then, and
this afternoon the room was forced open to find his body
on the bed cold in death.
Coroner Schlegel, who was called soon after the body
was found, after making an examination of the dead man,
pronounced death due to suicide.
A bank book on the Old National bank was found on
the man's person bearing the name A. F. Grant.
Mrs. Mcintosh, landlady at the house, said that while
she had not seen the man since she rented the room to him
last Friday she had heard two men, in there Sunday.
The fellow used a peculiar method of ending his life.
He made a sponge of some soft material, attached it to a
string so that it hung over his no.se and was partly in his
mouth. A bottle of chloroform was so placed that it drip
ped on this sponge and afforded the deceased an easy
way of shuffling off.
There was also a smell of escaping gas, as if the jet
had been turned on. The fellow had inquired of the land
lady if she had gas in her house on renting the room, and
it is believed that he then had suicide in view.
The police were notified on the finding of the body and
a squad made a hurry-up run to the scene and held
charge until the coroner called.
CA UGHT KNIFE
Murderously attacked with a
keen bladed knife by Frank Sa
delia, a countryman, C. Costa, was
rescued from probable death by
loiterer* about a saloon at 21S
Front avenue, in which the fighl
occurred, yesterday evening. Costs
was already slightly Injured and
his assailant is declared to have
had his hand uplifted in prepara
tion for a terrific thrust of his
knife when a bystander seized his
A call was turned In to the police
HAVE BIG DOINGS AT VICTORIA
— FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
VICTORIA, B. C. Dec. 15.—Four
hundred local Masons celebrated
the fiftieth anniversary of the In
troduction of Masonry Into British
Columbia last night. Large dele
gations from Vancouver and east
crn points were present. Prom
GOES TO BED PROSPEROUS;
WAKES UP DESTITUTE
Though fairly prosperous when
he retired to his room In the Wil
ton hotel, Pacific avenue and
Browne street, last night, Archie
Lewis found himself destitute of
everything — even clothes — this
morning. Burglars had called at
the place and Archie was the only
victim. He found his clothes in
the hallway some distance from his
ioor, thoroughly gleaned of the |
It also be borne In mind that:
Scrooge had not bestowed one
thought on Marley since his last
mention of his Beven-years' dead
partner that afternoon. And then
let any man explain to me. if he
can, how it happened that Scrooge,
having his key In the lock of the
door, saw In the knocker, without
Its undergoing any Intermediate
process of change—not a knocker
but Marley's face.
Marley's face. It was not In Ira
penetrable shadow, as the other ob
jects In the yard were, but had a
dismal light about It, like a bad
lobster In a dark cellar. It was not
angry or ferogfous. but looked at
chain gang for two months.
Here's another incident —the
kind that happens every day.
| "I saw thia fellow put his hand In
this fellow's pocket," says the po
liceman under oath. "Jones yelled
for help, and 1 came up In time to
grab him. He had the watch in his
pocket when I got him. He's been
here before. He was arrested last
January for stealing a pair of
boots. His mug's In the gallery."
The Conflict of Facts.
"The office ain't tellin' the truth,
judg>." testifies the main the dock.
"I asked this fellow what time It
was. aud he got sore, that's all. 1
got sore, too, and hit him, and he
yelped. 1 never took hla watch."
station for assistance, but, under
standing that be call came from
318 Front instead of 218. the patrol
wagon driver, with his load of offi
cers, stopped at the former number
long enough that the combatant!
escaped from the saloon.
Doth Costa and Sadelia were cap
tured about two hours later by Of
ficer Nordyke. Sadelia is held with
out bond on a charge of assault
with a deadly weapon and Costa
occupies an adjoining sell, being
held as a witness.
inent officers of the grand lodge
were in attendance and made ad
dresses. The new temple, the fin
est on the Pacific coast, was dedi
WASHINGTON. D. C—Annual
report of public health and marine
hospital service shows that no
case of human plague occurred in
San Francisco this year.
money that was In them last night.
The police were notified of tho
robbery this morning and an inves
tigation reveals that other attempts
to commit burglary *aye been
made in the hostelry before. Lewis
was a mighty happy fellow when
he found himself reunited with his
wearing apparel, and was almost
content to say nothing about the
$12 or so the midnight marauder
took away from him.
Scrooge as Marley used to look—
with ghostly spectacles turned up
on Its ghostly forehead. The hair
was curiously stirred, as If by
breath or hot air; and, though tha
eyes were wide open, they were
perfectly motionless. That, and ita
livid color, made it horrible; but
its horror soemed to be In splto
of the face, and beyond its control,
rather than a part of Its own ex
As Scrooge looked fixedly at this
phenomenon, it was a knocker
To say that he was not startled,
or that his blood waa not conscious
Continued on Paoe Seven.
SO HELP ME GOD
Now, somebody Ilea, that's ame.
What is the judge to do? There'a
no question that either patrolman
or prisoner la guilty of perjury.
It's Human Nature.
As long as human nature exist*,
lies will exist, and when a man la
In trouble, with the law against
him. he usually Ilea.
If he dosen't lie. he's enU«d a
fool —If he does he's a perturer.
But, at that, as said before. If
Ananias ever shows up In police
court, It'll be with a halo.
Congressman Sitlser has demand
ed, a declaration of war i gainst
Nicaragua. And this after all what
Secretary Knot writ aud did!