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HOME EDITION ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. PARIS EUROPE LASHED BY FURIOUS STORMS; DAMAGE STUPENDOUS HAVOC BY WIND AND WATER GROWING DANGER OF PESTI- LENCE IN PARIS AWFUL GALE ON CHANNEL ROME MAY HAVE NEXT FLOOD —SHIPS GO DOWN (By United Press) PARIS, Jan. 29.—Rearing its head out of the polluted flood wat ers, the horrible dragon, disease, buried its fangs in the face of Paris today, and the stricken city hesitated In its rejoicing over the arrival of the flood crest, with the sickening sensation of a new peril. Health officials are sending out placards warning of death in the lurking waters, befouled by broken sewers. Soldiers and police have positive orders not to allow any one to move back to the flooded houses after the waters begin to recede. Inspectors report the breaks in sewers have been so fre quent as to necessitate officials burning all clothing, bedding, car pets and other materials which ab sorb water. All flooded houses must be fumigated and the walls i craped before the occupants can safely return to them. With the temperature higher to day the stench from the sewers in creased and danger of the spread of disease is correspondingly greater. The hospitals are being taxed and the number of patients Is far greater than they can ac commodate properly under ordi nary circumstances. FLOOD WATERS FALLING. (By United Press) PARIS, Jan. 28.- Forty miles above Paris, toward the headwaters of the Seine, the floods today are beginning to fall, and assurances of engineers that the rising tide has practically reached the crest here, were received with hysterical joy. The Seine was almost stationary Continued on Page Two. No Taxes, No Tariff, No Crime in World's Tiniest Republic THE PRUSIDENT'S PALACE AT SAN MARINO. No tuxes! No tariff! No crime! Thus In a half dozen words may be epitomized the arcadian conditions prevailing in tho republic of San Mnrlno. But Just to emphasize the happy state In which San Murinians live you might also prefix "no" to "poverty," "high cost of living." "drunkenness," und "unemployed." San Marino Is a country seldom visited by Americans, and yet It is the oldest and at the same time the smallest Independent Ktstc In Europe, its history dates back be fore the middle ages, when the city of Sun Marino was founded by Saint Alarlnusi und for 150U years has lain imbedded within Italy bound ed upon the north, south, east and west by Italians —and yet remained as democratic as Italy Is mono crotic. The tiny republic has Just held an election, (housing two presi dent*; iregants)—Marino Borbleo&l Disease Follow* m Stomas Track THE PRESS GIVES BEST STORY OF PARIS FLOOD SITUATION One more evidence of the superiority of the United Press tele graph service over the Associated Press has been presented by The Spokane Press this week. The evidence is the handling of the Paris flood story. Last Saturday the continual storms began to pile up the flood waters around the gay capital of the French. The Sunday Press had a cmoplete story concerning early developments. This week the flood story has developed into one of the sensations of recent years, and a parallel with the San Francisco disaster is being drawn. The Press, through its United Press service, has given by far the better story of the Paris catastrophe. Each day it has given the latest developments and presented them in the manner which the im portance of the news deserves. Not only have the strictly "news" sides of the story been given, but the "human interest" phase of the awful situation at Paris has been described with master hand by Philip Sims, Paris correspondent of the United Press, and assistants. The United Press is the best telegraph service for evening and Sunday morning papers in the world. MORE SUITS OVER WATER SRORTAGE HEAVY DEMAND MADE ON SPO KANE CANAL CO. IN ACTION FOR LOSS OF TREES. The Spokane Canal Co., an Irri gated farm corporation which has been the defendant in damage suits galore for the failure to supply water to its clients as required by agreement, has been made defen dant in a suit involving $28,370, the Van Holderbeke Nursery Co. suing to recover that sum because of the loss of their nursery stock through the failure of the company to sup ply water for their land. According; to tlie agreement be tween the purchasers and the canal company, water is to lie supplied for irrigation purposes from April 1 to October 1. The complaint alleges that owing to the careless manner in which the ditch es and laterals are kept up by the company, no water could be placed on the land after July 10, of 1!H(K. The Van Holerbeke Nursery Co. operated on irrigated lands leased from Charles K. Cowan, J. A. Young nnd A. 11. Hunter, nnd Emily Van Holderbeke, a member of the nursery company. The in ability to water their land is de clared to have resulted in the loss of 888,600 trees, which are valued at 10 cents each. Six suits on promissory notes were brought against the Spokane Canal Co. this morning, the com pany failing to take up the notes and Clacomo Marcuecl— the former a noble, nnd the latter n peasant. The congress Is chosen for life. Tho soil is so Intensively tilled that one or two acres are sufficient for even the larger families, There are no excessively wealthy people, and not a pauper. There Isn't a railway, and likewise no rebating. San Marlnlaus travel via the "don key line." There are no trust busters not muckrskerg, for then? are no trusts, and everybody Is too busy enjoying the simple life to do any muckrak ing. The prison has not seen v prisoner within the past five years; I policemen are practically an ex- I tlncl species. With the smallest ! divorce ratio of any civilized COlM [try, Sun Marino is a country of i homes, happy, contented homes. I The entire republic covers but an larea of about 33 square miles, und has v population of 11,000. The issued on January 25, 1909. Those who are suing, with the amounts involved, are: Kphriam Witmer, $117.50; R B. Beckemier, $242.50; George Beckemier, $245.28; Au gust Coos, $117.50; Joseph Dave, $50; Michael M. Hanly, $235, It is said that these notes were given in payment of judgments awarded because of the failure of the canal company to supply water to those purchasing land with water rigbts. TO SCALE MT. Mc KIN LEY (By United Press) TACOMA, Jan. 28—Heading • a party cf six daring spirits, • Tom Lloyd, of Fairbanks, 1 Alaska, is journeying toward • Mount McKinley today, and 1 before July 4 confidently ex- > pects to plant the Stars and < Stripes on the mountain's < summit. Lloyd's primary ob- • ject is to prove that the high- < est peak in North American • can be conquered. < In addition to this he is < being backed to the extent of • a $5000 wager if the trip is • successful. In the party, be- • sides Lloyd, are Robert Horn, • W. R. Taylor, -Charles Mc- < Gomigle. C. E. Davidson and • William Lloyd. < FIVE ARRESTS IN STOLEN HIDES CASE Lloyd Hubbard and Chester Kh lers, alleged to be implicated in the theft of hides from the Stanton Packing Co., were brought to the city jail at 1 o'clock this morning from RitxvlUe, where they had been arrested. This makes five arrests in this case. The two men in question had ridden the rods out of the city, but were thrown off the train at RiUvllle and taken in tow by tlie officers there. Gerald Shea, one of the boys, was given his freedom yesterduy because of insufficient evidence. Letter Pall has been bound over to the superior court on $1000 bond, E. Davis, the fifth, will be tried in Justice Mann'l court next Wednes day. LITTLE 111 SIGHT FOR CLAIMANTS E. W. Denton, receiver for the Northwest Live Stock Insurance company, has filed a report with the clerk of the superior court, in which the liabilities of the com pany are placed at 116,383, Denton has collected 1791.4S since he was appointed to handle the affairs of the company, and expended $20."i.30 of this. The $10,333 represents In surance claims against the com pany. Are You Sure You Know the Color of Your Wife's Eyes, Mr. Man? SPECIAL WRITER FOR THE PRESS INTERVIEWS SOME PROMI NENT MEN—NOT ALL OF 'EM CONFIDENT ON SUBJECT. BY PARA DALTON. |i Do Spokane men know the color j' of their wives' eyes? Maybe they, 1 do. People claim nowadays that the carei that Infest the day of the; average business man attract so much of their attention that half of them, on the spur of the moment, I COUld'nt tell you the color of the 1 eyes of the woman, who, doubtless, I to them, bus tho most beautiful j ' orbs in the world. You would be]] surprised to know how many ofi' your fellow citizens, when asked! 1 the question, fell down, stuttered, I stammered, apologized, scraped aud . four flubhed in a manner that was' SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, ; FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1910 LONDON FRONT OF BUILDING COLLAPSES ENTIRE FRONT ON RIVERSIDE Crash! Bang! Boom! Down, like a thousand brick, came the front of a one story building at 241 Riverside, at about 4 o'clock this morning. The boy who was sleeping in the room of the Colonial candy store, one of the three com partments of the building, woke up, thinking it was an earthquake or a Paris flood. From some cause the whole front of the building, which was occupied by the two stores of the Colonial Candy Co. and the Annex bar, came to the sidewalk, carrying with it the awnings. Three large win dow glasses were broken. The building inspector made an examination of the ruined front this morning. It is be lieved that the wreck was due to water and ice in the crevices of the wall. Had the front fall en out during the busy part of the day, fatal accidents would probably have resulted. Work men are busy today cleaning up the rubbish. TO REGULATE STORAGE OF FOODSTUFF (By United Press.) BUFFALO, Jan. 28.—Petitions urging upon the state legislature the need of laws to regulate the storage of food are circulating to day. The documents declare that I the food storage is the immediate cause of high living. They demand a law making it illegal to hold food In storage more than 30 days. WILL HE GET DIVORCE, ESTATE, OR BOTH OF THEM Here is a good question: Will John Durawski go back to Milwaukee? There are two events in wait for John at the city which has been made famous. His wife is suing him for divorce and his father's estate is to be pro bated. Will he go back? "It all depends on the size of the estate," you say. Chief of Police Sullivan to day received a communication from Milwaukee requesting that search be made for Du rawski here. HE HAS THAT "DARK BROWN TASTE" TODAY In addition to a very bad taste, because of a night "with the boyg," Paul Schwartz finds this morning that he is poorer by $45 In cash, a watch and chain and a gold ring. He was knocked down and robbed last night by two footpads at the 1 rear of the Overland bar, Jußt across from the police station. Bchwartz had been drinking with ] the men at the saloon. They J showed their appreciation by beat- Ing him over the head and robbing j him, after taking him to the rear of the place. I most amazing. In spite of the (act that a number of the men laughed at my starting this discussion, I will j warrant that every one will read the article, if for nothing more, than to see how well informed he | was compared to his fellow citizens. Louis Martin, manager of Ames i Mercantile Co.—A little hesitation. ; a hearty laugh and then in a real ! unsteady voice came the words.: I "Wait until tomorrow; 1 really will j have to look. I think they are bide.'* . Then he gradually gained courage, lend said: "I know they are blue." Herbert C. Moore: "You can't .get me on an> thing like that." Shall 'we give him the benefit of the FALLS TO SIDEWALK. P>ess MURDERER USED DEADLY GERMS INSTEAD OE BULLETS OR STEEL Who Killed Wealthy Colonel Swope? And Who Sought His Millions by Trying to Wipe Out Whole Family at Kansas City, Mo.? rr > - KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 27 — 'V'hen a prisoner set out to kill Col. Thos. H. Swope, millionaire land owner, and member of his family, ac used more cunning than the Bor gias of old were credited with. In stead of giving Col. Swope some poison, he was inoculated *lth the germs of typhoid fever, .md then died in convulsions. Later Chrlsman Swope, a neph ew, died in convulsions, after hav ing taken a capsule. Hardly was this funeral over than Mrs. Swope was taken ill of typhoid early in December. Then followed the ill aess of Margaret Swope, Miss Dix on,, the Swope family governess, a titSgro servant; Miss Compton. the ieamtrtress; Stuart Fleming; Sarah ISwope, aged 14; Stella Swope, and Lucy Lee. In fact, the only member of the Swope family not taken 111 seems to be Mrs. B. Clark Hyde, a daugh ter of the dead millionaire. Her husband,' Dr. Hyde, was physician JO the Swope family until shortly after the death of Chrlsman Swope, When he withdrew. Investigators working on the case say they have proof that the tmspect or suspects in the Swope case planned the killing off of nearly all the heirs to the rich man. j Dr. Hyde, who has been named hi the case, has lived a life of pe culiarities He was once arrested charged with grave robbing. A negro witness against him swore he had helped Dr. Hyde rob another grave. Hyde was elected city physician, bat was discharged when a negress preferred charges of cruelty against him. Although elected president of the Jackson County Medical so ciety for this year, he has not yet been Installed. In fact, he is said lb be 111. The theory of the prosecution, which is being aided by lawyers for the heirs of Col. Swope, Is that ■Joubt? , I found the men at the court- I house to be the best informed; I mean the men who Issue marriage licenses, etc. . .Cupid (R. W.) Butler: "You bet I can tell you the color of her eyes. 1 guess 1 am one mun in a hundred wpo knows," and then as an explan ation of his learnedness, Mr. Hutler went on to tell that his eyes and Mrs. Butler's are the same color. Of Htourse, any one could tell the color of their own eyes. Charles Howard: "What is it you want to know? Why, they are blue. I know, because 1 stay home and look at them." E. F. Wagentr, a prominent Spo kane boost*r*nnd a Mason: "Well" --pft slight clearing of the throat, .as If getting ready for a great , speech, as he has becu known to 4©o lives Lost m Fieiree Galas MRS. B. C. HYDE. the person who planned the death inoculated Swope with the germs of typhoid fever. The principal suspect in the case bought a tube of typhoid germs just before Col. Swope died, but de clared that he wished them for ex periments. The Swope home has been examined and found free from typhoid germs or unhealthy condi tions. CLEARED Nicaraguan Officers Acquit ted of Charge of Illegally Executing Two Amer icans. (By United Press) BLCEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Jan. 28.—Provisional government Gen eral Estrada was Informed, through dispatches received today from Managua, that the officers respon sible for the execution of Leroy Cannon and Leonard Groce, Ameri cans, had been exonerated, as the result of the investigation ordered by President Madriz. The dis patches state that, after hearing the evidence presented to them, the officers in charge of the Investiga tion decreed that the executioners acted within their rights. He further stated that the Madriz gov ernment has dropped the charges against the men, and regards the matter as closed. Kills 10 Wildcats and 2 Cougers ALBANY. Ore., Jan. 28—John F. Short of Poster came into the county clerk's orflce bringing with him the skins of 10 wildcats and two cougars, all of which he has killed since November 22 on or near his ranch between Foster and Cascadla. He collected $75 in bounties, $40 of which was paid under the state law and $35 by Linn county. make on dlferent occasions—"well, 1 don't know that I could tell you. They must be blue, because she is very light complexloned. You would have to call her to verify the state ment." J. F. Bishop, warrant clerk: "Color of what?" A breathless si lence. "Why, sure; what is the object?" A few more minutes in which to think and then the quick response: "Brown eyes"—and to prove how sure he was he said, "Fine ones, too." Chief of Police Sullivan- He knew the color and even the shade. A lltle trouble in making him un derstand ile quest ion. and when he did the first response was a hearty laugh. "Her eyes are blue," said the chief; "very dark blue." Ho graciously accepted congratulation* upon his knowledge. EIGHTH YEAR, No. 72 ROME ENGINE US DOWN BUS WITH CHILDREN Six Children Probably Will Die—Were on Way to School. CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. 28.— Nearly a score of children were In jured today when a Lake Shore passenger train ran down and de molished a bus in which they were riding to school. At the hospital it was stated six probably would die. DECK IK HOME PRODUCT SHOWN BY U. S. BULLETIN- WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—1n the case of foreign food exports, a de crease of home production is shown today in a bulletin issued by the de partment of commerce and labor, anent present high prices of sup plies and necessities. Reports show that in 1909 the United Btates Imported $30,000,000 worth of crude foodstuffs more than it did the year before, and it also shows that in 1909 this country's euports of crude foodstuffs was $63,000,000 less than In the preced ing year. The bulletin shows that the sup ply of beef for local consumption has been mfcltd to In value $1,000. --000 by tho increased Importation, and to the value of $8,000,000 by In creased exportation. PITTSBURG PURPS GASOLINE GIDDY PITTSBURG, Jan. 27.—A hyoro phobia scare has been allayed by the police department. No more do citizens feel the menace of rabies nor do they give a wide detour to the dog that reels adown the street rolling his eyeballs and breathing hard. They are convinced that nothing is the matter with the ca nine but an overdose of civiliza tion. Capt. Ford of the police depart ment discovered it. Now the dogs are objects of derision instead of distrust. The captain says that all that ails the dogs of Pittsburg is the fumes from automobiles. Be ing built low to the ground, the dogs get the full benefit of the vol atile gasoline vapors, especially when they race along behind a ma chine and bark at it. When they get a good strong dose of it they sometimes fall over in their tracks and act foolish until the effect wears off. Great Beef Trust Drama of"Th4 N.P.C.; or Fooling Uncle Sam*" i Act I. Scene: Office of the National Packing Company. Actors: Director No. 1 of N. P. C. (also of Armour ft Co.) Director No. 2 of N. P. C. (also of Swift ft Co.) Director No. 3 of N. P. C. (also of Nelson Morris ft Co.) Director No. I—Gontlemen,1 —Gontlemen, our reports seem to show that tho National Packing Company is doing business at a loss in th© state of tany old state will do) on certain lines. What do you suggestT Director No. 2—l have noticed the same thlug myself. 1 think I we must raise the price of ribs (or anything) two cents, etc. Director No B—MyB—My notion exactly. It is so ordered. Thlß meeting stands adjourned. Act 11. Scene: Office of Armour ft Co. Actors: The Armour officers (Including the gentleman who is a director of the National Packing Company.) A Director —Gentlemen, our reports seem to Indicate that Armour ft Co. is doing business at a losa in the state of (any old state will do) on certain lines. What do you suggest? Another Director —1 have noticed tho same thing myself, l-'ij think we must raise the price of ribs (or anything else) two cents, etc. Still Another Director —My no:iou exactly. It la ordered. Meeting adjourned. Acta 111 and IV. Similar scenes in the oft ices of Swift ft Co. and Nelson MoT-- J ris ft Co. Act V. To bo staged later in the (Jutted States Court. THE iNbANPnEMPIRt* (By United Press) IMPORTS INCREASE. (By United Press) THE WEATHER Probably fair tonight; colder. Saturday fair. Max. temp., 40; mm., 34. 10 CENTS PER WEEK Tltareateniedl by Flood Waiters CONSUMERS TO FIGHT JONES WILL USE EVERY LEGAL MEANS OF BRINGING CAN NONDALE WATER AU TOCRAT TO TIME. MANY DAMAGE SUITS NO WATER FOR THREE WEEK 3 IN HOMES OF HALF OR MORE OF THE CON SUMERS. Consumers of the Jones private water system in Cannondale and the adjacent additions are prepar ing to go after the Jones company with every weapon that the law places in their hands. The next move will be to over whelm the company with a flood of damage suits for failing to give water service for the last three weeks. A subscription paper Is being circulated among the patrons of the company for the purpose of raising funds to employ able legal counsel to fight the cases in court. For nearly three weeks one-half to three-fourths of the patrons of the company, whose service sup plies more than a square mile of territory, have been without water because of the freezing of toe services leading from the mains to the curb lines.. The city of Spokane and other water companies look after the care of the service pipes Ijwm the main to the curb line, but the Jones manager, Jesse Jones of Hilyard, refused to heed the re quests that piled up on him for the relief of his patrons in the Cannon dale district, nearly all of whom had paid their water rent In ad vance. Jesse Jones is a brother of Arthur D. and is an autocrat main tained by the Spokane brother in Hillyard for the sole purpose of ex tracting every penny from the water consumers so unfortunate aa to be In the grip of the Jones system. An appeal was made to Arthur D. Jones this week, but he merely said: "See Jesse: he has that mat ter in hand." The people will see Jesse In a few days, but It will be with a constable serving processes in a multitude of damage suits that are to filed under the state law for failure to render service after the same was paid for. Inspector Henderson of the health department of the city of Spokane, to whom it was given to Investigate the complaint filed against the Jones water system aa a common nuisance, has turned in a report that condemns the manner in which water service has been rendered. He found modern houses with fine fixtures for water service, but no water for the daily needs of the family in maintaining sanitary conditions. His recom mendations to the health depart ment are that conditions be Im proved in some way, and it Is prob able that the health board will take action in the premises at an early date. NEW ORLEANS. —Bishop B. Hampton, speaking to the confer ence of African Methodiata, said that there were times when he would not blame the whites for lynching the blacks. The bishop advocated the social segregation of blacks and whites to overcome dif ficulties between the races.