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WHY ISN'T IHE SPRAGUE FILL HUSHED TO EARLY COMPEL!!? A probe of the cau?"> of the de-' lay In the completion of the | Aprague avenue fill and an investi gation by the city council as to the «lelay will be demanded by a joint committee of the East End Im provement club, appointed at a Joint meeting of the two clubs last night The joint committee has asked for a conference with the mayor and the board of public works for Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Sprague avenue property owners ore In no pleasant humor about the Sprague avenue fill situation. The SEATTLE DECISION FACTOR IN BALLINGER INVESTIGATION f (By United Press) | WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 2S.— j That the recent decision of Judge j Sanfoid of Seattle in a coal land ease in which certain lands revert ed to the government because they had been obtained by illegal combination would be considered by the Ballinger-Pinchot contro versy investigation committee was Indicated by Senator Nelson to day. PUTS KINK IN REMOVAL SOCIETY CITY OFFICIALS AND LABOR MEN UNITE TO CHECK SENDING JOBLESS HE BREWS HERE. There will be no more Jewish im migrants sent to Spokane by the In dustrial Removal society of New York, until it is assured that they can be supplied with work. As a result of a conference be tween the mayor and a committee from the Central Labor council, n\> pointed to investigate the condition of the immigrants, tho mayor has wired the Industrial Removal so ciety to send no more immigrants for the present. The mayor is deeply interested in the welfare of the 25 immigrants who are now here, and assured the committee that their wants will be attended to. If medical attendance Is needed it will be given. In the 1 meantime, no more immigrants will be sent until working conditions im prove here. SMS SHE KNEW BAR TOO WELL Intimacy with the judges and lawyers is one of the things Matilda J. Wiese suing for divorce against Ludwig L). Wiese. declares her hus band accused her of. Cruelty, abus ive language, desertion and numer ons'"other charges have cropped out in the -trial, -which is being con ducted before Judge W. A. Huneke. The Wieses, the wife 54 years old and the husband ti], live on Mai lon and Monroe streets, near the court house. Wiese is worth over $20,000. i PRISON TERMS FOR TWO MEN Arlie Flynn. who yesterday pleaded guilty to the charge of re ceiving stolen property, was sen tenced to from six months to 13 years in the Monroe state reform atory by Judge H. L. Ken nan this morning. Flynn was a cook who received watches and jewelry stolen by a young messenger boy from his em ployers. Arthur Kenyon, confessed forger, was sentenced to from six months to 20 years at Walla Walla by Judge Kennan this morning. In the capture of Lanis C. Trooi the police believe they have the man who robbed Matt Burns In the corridor of the Great Northern hotel. Trooi was picked up last night by Officer Ulrich, his only clue for his man being the descrip tion given by Hums. Friday Night THE BIGGEST AND BEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK. DON'T MISS MOONLIGHT SKATING ROLLER SKATING IS VERY FASCINATING. Princess Rink 125 SINTO AYE. ' r-ity officials seem unable or unwill ing to cope with the proposition, and for this reason the two im provement clubs have appointed a joint committee to find out the oc casion for the delay. Resolutions were adopted last Tuesday night by the East End im provement club asking why it is that the completion of the improve ment has been permitted to lag for six months behind the time fixed in the contract without collecting a penalty: also where the blame should be placed for deficient work in the construction. i Nelson said he had wired for the full text of the court's decision. Louis R. Glavis. former chief of ; the field division oi the land of fice, resumed his stand today, and Attorney Brandeil presented a long list of documents which he desired to have admitted as evi dence. Glavis presented a number of letters concerning the Alaskan coal land claims. BONDS STAY ON OIIY'S HANDS Owing to legal flaws picked by the bond buyers in the $500,000 fs sue of water bonds authorized by the people last Way, the sale of the bonds to the New York firm that accepted the $500,000 issue of bridge bonds has been defeated. Comptroller Fairiey announced today that no further effort will be made at this time to sell the bonds, as It is thought by cutting down on the water extensions it may be pos sible in the next two or three years to cut a large hole in the debt which the proposed bond issue rep resents. GETS HOTEL ON A LIEN Determined to derive all the ben efits from his acquisition of the Raymond hotel building through the sheriffs sale to satisfy a judg ment of 1439.04 awarded him ou a lien. James Wood, who was em ployed as a laborer on the build ing, has brought suit against .1. A. Trivors. the hotel man occupying the upper floors of the four-story structure, and D. Hay. who occu pies the store on tlie first floor, for rent. Woods a.-ks for $380 from Hay and over $2.">00 from Trivt-rs. In the complaint Woods states that the rent of the hotel is 1938] per month, and that despite bis no tices to Trivera no money has been paid him, the m-w owner of the; property. Woods was employed on the hotel building, working for Subcontract ors J. 1.. Prickett and E. E. Clover. tmder Btrausser & Sons. Failing to receive his money. Woods put a lien on the property, and was awarded judgment for 1292.50 and costs, for which the property was sold. Woods buying it in. ACQUAINTANCE WITH WOMAN COST $3500 As a result of his acquaint ance with Mrs. J, (i. Gardner, William Gulllckson, who. with the woman, was arrested at the Pennington hotel on the night of January 16, is minus about |3500. In addition to the $1000 paid in fines, it is reported that the bartender has agreed to pay 12500 to Mrs. Gardner's husband. The pair was traced to the Pennington by a private detective and arrested In their room by Police Detectives Thompson and Bold man, Daily and Sunday Press, dcliv- cued, ered. 10 cents a week. WHEN PRESS IS "ONTO" YOUR GUI MUZLLE IT —BALUNGER'S M BY GILSON GARDNER. , WASHINGTON. D. C. .lan. It — Secretary Ballinger is making I frantic efforts to muzzle the press and suppress Information, m* last move is to issue orders to tho geological survey against gi\ing out any information. The result is a circular letter just Issued by George Otis Smith, director of the survey, reading in part as follows: "The tendency among a certain class of newspapermen to wrongly interpret or recklessly color a ver bal expression in order to produce a good story, necessitates the adop tion of safeguards which shall be automatic and general In their ap plication. My circular letter of May 1, 1907, requested the co-opera tion of members of the survey to the following procedure, which is now ordered: "1. That no interviews or state ments relative to official matters shall be given to members of the press without previous authority frojn the director, and that when ever any member of the survey is so solicited he shall first ascertain by consultation with the director whether or not the interview is so authorized. "That no interview shall be SOLDIER DROWNS ON SIDEWALK (By United Press) PARIS, Jan. 28.—Within sight of scores of persons un able to rescue him, Corporal Triptier was drowned today by water covering the sidewalks at the Quai-de-Silly. He had gone out in a boat with two other soldiers and a messen ger boy. when the small craft capsized and all its occupants were thrown into the water. His companion were able to reach places of safety, but Triptier, weakened by constant service during several days and nights, was unable to keep him self above tide. A sewer broke this after noon near the central market and flooded the basement, where a large quantity of fish, eggs and game had been stored. CONT I N U E D gR O M page: one. HAVOC BY WIND at 9 o'clock this morning, and it is expected that tho waters will begin to recede at noon. The extent of the desolation they will reveal, the remains of tlie flood itself will dis close. Couriers today report that the river Maine Is receding. (By United Press) LONDON, Jan. 2S.—From today's reports at various points on the west coast of Europe, and along the shores on the English channel, it Is believed between 300 and 400 lives were lost at sea in the terrific gab s that swept the Atlantic from Gib raltar to the Danish peninsula in the las' three days. The shores of rhe channel were dotted with wreckage, and many bodH-s were washed in. Scores of the craft un doubti dly have gone to tlie bot'om. DEATHS NEAR ROME. (By United Press.) ROME, Jan. 29.—The Tiber con tinued to rise today. The waters are almost over the arches of the bridges. The surrounding country is inundated, and serious damage has been done. Rome so far has not been seriously threatened. Florence dispatches indicate that the river Arno is far above its banks, running a dirty yellow flood. Nearly a score of deaths are re ported from various parts of the country. BIG SHIPS OVERWHELMED The channel is being whipped 1 into one of the fiercest storms in , many years. An additional death • toll undoubtedly will be demand , cd. The steamer Laura foundered i today oft Durruna, Spain, and it 'is reported that the crew of 30 ; was drowned. The Italian steamer Giupusce ' was swallowed up in Biscay bay, near Bilbos, Spain, and several sailors were washed overboard be fore lifeboats were lowered, A British torpedo boat destroyer broke from its moorings near ' Dover and is a total wreck on the beach The crew of 40 was res- WEATHER CONDITIONS Moderately low pressure, with center over Alberta, covers treat (rn Canada, ami rain was reported from Northern California to Brit ish Columbia. Moderately low pres sure is near the coast of southern California. l<ow pressure seems to prevail over Canada, and in the United States übtains eastwardly from the Kockies. with moderate (enters of low off the coast of New England and mar the coast of Florida and South Carolina, the Upper Ohio valley and Lake region. High pressure, with crest over northern I'tah, extends from the Pacific coast over the southerly part of the Rocky mountain region. A moderate rise of temperature prevails from the Pacific to the eastern slope of the Rockies, east wardly from the slope temperatures generally are lower excepting on tin- south Atlantic coast. Fair and colder weather is expected for to night In this vicinity, with fair Saturday. CHAS. STKWAHT. I/Ocal Forecaster. JACK CARTER ARRAIGNED lack Carter, who is chargW with beating Chris Saucer over the head with a gas pipe and robbing him at the Ideal lodging house, was brought from Seattle, where he hud been captured by the po lice, by Detective Briley. Carter la to be arraigned belore Just'ce Mann today. Saucer, who la an engiueei, iv being held aa a wit- Ui ob. THE SPOKANE PRESS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 granted without securing from the person soliciting the same a prom ise that he will, before submitting the material to his publication of-' flee, present a copy of his manu script to the director for perusal, and further that in case any such promise is violated, the incident shall be made a matter of record, and future interviews shall be Thy nied to the person guilty of violation." The effect of the order Is to gag all employes of the geological stif vey. Nobody is expected to talk except the director; and he won't The survey is taking the Ballinger side of the Pinchot controversy, and Ballinger's policy is one of Suppression and secrecy. The director of the survey has had sufficient experience with newspapers and newspapermen to know that no reputable newspa perman submits his copy to some j government official for an official censorship before taking it to his editor. This is what the new reg ulations issued by Director Smith called for; the result therefore is merely a general muzzling of the employes in this department of the government service. CHRISTY GETS HIS DAUGHTER ZANESVILLE. Ohio, Jan. 28.—The court today awarded Howard Chandler Christy, artist, the possession of his 12-year-old- daughter, Natalie, for which he and his wife have waged a desperate legal battle for more than two weeks. VITAL RECORD MARRIAGES. Pert Parter, Coeur d'Alene. . . .legal Flora J. Oman, Coeur d'Alene..legal John Roge rs ("heney 25 'Esther Oslund, Cheney 18 Harlan G. Ashley, Clarkson, Wn..22 Matllde Kilde, Moscow, Ida 17 BIRTHS. Theodore and Maggie Woods, 1611 Grace avenue, January 2G,'a boy. : | Knud and Emelie Henrickson. Nelson. B. C. a boy. William A. and Lida E. Clark, Kyoto addition. January IS, a boy. Frank and Grace Nelson, Or chard avenue. Jan. 22, a girl. On January 24 a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Greep. berg of Everett, Wash. Mrs. Greeh bere wm formerly Pearl Grossman* of Spokane. *_ DEATHS. George Fisher Graves, ago years, died last night at 01221 Mon roe street. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Funeral services for Mrs. Mar garet Hutton. age 68 years, who' died yesterday, will be h«!d Sunday i from the home of her daughter, .Mrs. Fred Anderson. 310 Thor aye , ode. The body will be shipped to Tonnar, X. D., Sunday evening by the New England Undertaking Co. Funeral services for Daniel ' Shults, ace SJ, were held this after noon from the Smith undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock. The body will he sent to Portland, Ore., at 7 o'clock tonight The body of Olia Thornd, who ! died Friday night at the Chicago, hotel, was sent to Eastedge, N". D., j this afternoon. Funeral services for Arto Hollen bauer, age 19 years, who died Jann-' ary 20. will be held tomorrow after noon at 2 p. m. from the family residence, E124 Hill avenue. Rev ' Opperman will officiate and burial will take place at Greenwood. BUILDING PERMITS. A. Jarren. frame store room, Wadsworth & McDonald's addition, f6OO. G. H. McCann, story and a half frame dwelling. Liberty Park $ISOO. Fred W. Winters, iron sales room. Resurvey addition. $tOO. BOSS PAINTERS DENY BLACKLIST Members of the boss painters who were interviewed this morning stated that they know nothing about the blacklist of the painters who have been employed at the new Sacred Heart hospital. Busi ness Agent I'attin of the local paint ers' union states that he was not aware that any such action bijp been taken by the masters, and thftr he has not given out any reports to that effect. Z-T The report was given out by some of the men employed at th« new building, who said they have been notified not to again apply for work with members of the masters' association. A raid conducted by Sergeants Warner and Bunker and Officers Roldman, Woodcock and ThompvM resulted in the arrest of V. Si<w*Sf and Henry Murvfck, Austrlans, for gambling. A number of other for eigners were gathered in for druiik < nness and disorderly conduct. TEH UK HAUTE, Ind., Tan. 2-.— Harry Bpperly, a steamfltter. was arrested here today on advices from Anderson. He admits he has three wives He says drink led him into so much matrimony. He says the wives are Carrie Rp perly of Anderson, Emma Epperly of Monmouth, 111., and Bessie Dun bar Epperly of Tom Haute, DAYTON, Wash.—Oy.er 47a mar riageable young women hi nt a let ter to the Blue Mountain Bache lor's club. A nlnillar batch dor's club may be established at Dayton. THANKFUL FOR SMALL FAVORS PATRON OF JONES WATER RISES TO EXPRESS APPRE CIATION OF FIRST AID FROM CITY HALL. I O. R. Hale, Elllß Wabash ave nue, who filed the complaint against the Jones water system as a nuisance, said today that the Jones company had shut off one woman who allowed some of her neighbors to get water at her; house while their pipes were frozen. The parties who got thej water were consumers of the same j Company and had their water rent paid ahead. The report of Inspector Hender son of the Spokane health depart ment is the first ray that has come to Cannondale from the region of the city hall. A statement issued by Mr. Hale today says: "We, the residents of First and Second ad ditions to Lidgerwood and Cannon dale, desire to express our appre ciation to the board of health for j the prompt action it has taken In Investigating the unsanitary condi tion of our neighborhood, due sole ly to the failure of the Jones water ' system to supply us with water. "We wish to call attention to Ihe statement, of Mr. J. H. Jones In yesterday's Chronicle, in which he j claims that 'this complaint was f made by George Hale because we would not thaw out Hale's water pipes.' It is a Well known fact in the ! community that not only Mr. Hale,' but many other residents, have em-;' ployed plumbers to cut their pipes In order to determine whether or not there was any obstruction be-' tween the cut-off In the street and the property, and in every instance where such inspection has been ' made it has resulted in locating the freeze somewhere between the ( Ijmain and the cut-off. "We are informed by one of our ■. citizens that while at work some distance from home he received a message yesterday from his wife -stating that their water had been shut off by the company on ac count of the neighbors getting water there since the service pipes became frozen." TRYING TO MAKE KENYON COUGH UP Thomas Golden, who recently withdrew his suit against O. E. Kenyon because of the faulty intro duction of evidence, filed a new complaint against the evangelistic real estate man this morning, ask ing for judgment for $461.76 and Attorney'! fees. According to the complaint. Ken-' yon sold Golden a lot in Lower Crossing addition March 28, 1906, which had been deeded to David K. Smith in 19ul. Golden sold the lot to Cora M. Vedder, who in turn sought to convey it to the North Coast Railway Co. An investigation revealed the fact that the warranty .deed was no good, as the property 1:;h1 been formerly deeded to Smith. Mrs. Vedder recovered 1384 from Golden, who in turn seeks to re cover this sum and costs from Kenyon. ANSWERS TO LETTERS ON LOVE AND MAT - RIMONY Letters in the "love and matri mony" discussion are held at The Press office for the following: Ten letters for Miss Fannie A. Seven letters for Widow. Two letters for Lovie 20. Happy Married Woman. Little Miss Brighteyes, Anxiously Wait ing, E. C, Widow 21, Widow 38, Widow 42 and F. A. H. If There Is a Trust "WE BE AGIN IT." New England Market Campbell Pros., Props. 5306 SHERMAN STREET. How Do These Prices Look to You: Shoulder Steak 10c per lb, Bound Steak .. . .12V&C per lb. I/Jin Steak Isc |)er lb. Pol Boast He to 10c per lb. Beef Boil 7c to 10c per lb. Brisket ac per lb. Sausage 124& C per lb. Hamburger 10c per lb. Bologna 10c per lb. Wienerwurst 12Vic per lb. Liver Sausage 10c per lb. Boston Mince ..... 12VaC per lb. We Make Our Own Sausage. Watch Repairing Now is tho time to bring in your watches, clocks and jewelry to repair., We do your work first class at rea sonable prices. Wegner Jewelry Co. 7 Washington, Between Riverside and Sprague. fITY NfWC V/IN BRIEfO On evidence furnished by City Humane Officer J. E. Rudersdorf, Eric Carlson was sentenced to five days in the county jail by Justice Stocker. Carlson turned three horses Into a snow covered pasture without feed or fater, it was charged. A year ago he was up for mistreating a cow. The Standard poultry farm is the only Spokane exhibitor that is cut ting much of a figure in the poultry show at Colfax this week. Friends of J. M. Bennington of Ritzville, forger of over $50,000 worth of paper, and convicted in the Superior court of Spokane county, have asked the prison au thorities at Walla Walla to show him leniency and assign him to clerical work. Bennington visited the prison last June as a delegate to a Christian Endeavor convention. The price of horses for teaming has advanced in the last year, con tractors say, until a team that could he bought a year ago for $400 now will cost around $500. Officers complain of a lack of liv ing quarters at Fort Wright. When the full complement of officers Is on hand it is feared that some of them may have to sleep on the roof. The fireworks ordinance will again come before the city council at its first meeting in February. Enough smoke has already hoen raised in the disrusslon of the ordi nance to provide an ordinary Fourth of July celebration. Philip W. Blake, representing Clinton, Hurtt & Co.. large real es tate promoters of lioise. Idaho, is in the city closing the details for irri gating 45n,u00 acres In a body in Idaho and Washington, on which ho claims the company will exnend $15,000,000. The land will be sold under the Carey net. Contractors John T. and Wlllett A- Camp say that the pay of teams should be increased from $5.50 to $fi per day, and that team sters should receive $:! per day. The team owners ask $0.50. A high class emoloyment service, something after the manner of the ITapgoods, will be rendered by a new COntpany just Incorporated un der the title of the Interchange Na tional, with a capita] of $10,000, of which Arvld Reuterdahl, Charles E. Hoffman and F. \V. Johnson are the promoters. Mr. Reuterdahl, for merly city water commissioner, Is the president and general manager RARTLETT-CARVER CO THE WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S STORE OF SPOKANE 818 RIVERSIDE AVENUE 820 YOU KNOW that this store has a reputation for selling good, reliable garments; the kind that give satisfaction to our customers. This is the class of garments that you can buy tomorrow at this store. Much less than generally paid for garments of far inferior style and quality. These are the last days of our house cleaning (before stock taking), the time when your doh lar spent here brings the greatest returns of the entire year. We mention a few only of the many offerings $25.00 and $30.00 Suits $9.85 All sizes arc shown, but the suits arc mostly sizes 40 to 44. These arc a grand bargain. The price asked is but a fraction of the real value. $45.00, $42.50, $40.00 Suits $17^ The very best qualities and Styles in extra long coats, with pleated skirts. When you see these you are looking at the best garments made. TEACHER SAYS: "I WON'T BE AN OLD MAID WITH ONLY TABBY CAT TO LOVE ME" Editor, The Press —As I have seen so many letters in your pa per, I have wondered if one really could find a nice, respectable friend In that way. Of course I presume it doesn't make so much difference how an acquaintance is made alter all, so I will see if any one cares to write to me through your kindness. I have been a school teacher In the northwestern states lor some time and I see that the goal I started out to reach has gotten j of the new company, which has' opened offices in the Columbia! building. A. E. Zench, Traction employe, in a heroic effort yesterday afternoon to stop a runaway team at Post and | Garland, slipped on the icy ground nnd was run over and sustained a ' lacerated scalp and crushed leg. A - rancher occupied the wagon seat j and halted the horses soon after | they had encountered Zench. The Spokane Hotel and Restau rant Keepers' association will here-1 after meet the first and third Tues days of each month. They have ' launched a campaign for an in crease of membership. ' A sneak thief with a pass key robbed two rooms of the St. Francis hotel yesterday. L. V. Brown, William Sellers,' lohn Kammerer. Albert W. Files and .1. W. Higglns have Incorpor ated the Iron Cap Mines Co. for! $1,500,000. I "The Survival of the Fittest" will be the topic tonight of the Rev. A. H. EUtnton, Conducting revival serv ices at St. Paul's Methodist church, Sharps and Jefferson. Rev. John A. Willman. pastor of the Swedish Methodist church, has returned from Tacoma, where he conducted a revival. On his deathbed, in California, where he died January 10, David G. Penney asked his friends, George W. Dickinson nnd wife, to adopt his infant son, Robert Penney, aged 22 months. In pursuance of Penney's last request, the Dickinsons have filed a petition in the superior court praying for the legal adoption of the child, who has made his home with them for some months. With a charter membership of 150, the Ohio society was organized last night at a meeting at the Y. M. C. A. parlors. Br. C. J. Eikon herry was elected president, Mr. Gray vice president and A. W. Beeler secretary-treasurer. Meet BAR TLETT'S for for All Furs Just One Half so far beyond me that I have given up hope. Now, I must find another object in life and have come to the conclusion that a woman's highest work is the establishing of a home and family. Should any of your readers feel seriously inclined along this line I will be pleased to hear from them and wish to say further that my notions have changed lately and I have decided that I will not be an old maid with a tabby cat alone to love her. Miss L. T. M., care of P. O. Box 1998. City. ings will be held on the last Thurs day of each month. "Philadelphia Tom" Smith, some j times referred to as the chief of police of Cannondale, last night scored a knockout, in the case of .lohn Bright, a striking switchman, who attacked Tom in a restaurant on Front avenue. Regardless of his -70 years, Tom has muscles of iron J and can strike a sledge hammer I blow, lie was attacked by Bright 'and responded by felling the switch- I man and then hauling him as a pris oner to the police station. NEW YORK. —Clarence P. Mac kay denied again before the com mittee of the legislature of New York that the Postal and Western j Union telegraph companies had been merged. lie declared that the competition of the Postal com pany alone kept the telgraph tolls down. Moonlight Skating Again To-night at Princess Rink The pretty effect of the many graceful skaters as they dashed to and fro over the big floor surface, flitting through the many colors of the rainbow, must be seen to be appreciated. An evening spent at the rink would not be wasted, whether one skates or not. The music is fine and the best of times await you. If you are lonesome to night, go over to the Princess rink and skate and enjoy the moonlight. $27.50, $25.50, Some $20 Coats for $12-* The styles and qualities arc fine. Most all sizes in this lot of forty garments. $37.50, $35.00, $32.50 Coats for $16i« A very medium price, hut tho garment! are far above medium. They are the best stylos and host qualities shown this sea son. A grand investment.