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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
MURDERER OF AGE
HOQUIAM, Feb. 3.—William Gohl of Aberdeen, presi
dent of the Pacific Coast Sailors' union, was placed under
arrest this morning-, charged with the murder of two men.
The chief of police of Aberdeen states that he believes
Gohl is the greatest murderer of the age. Gohl was ar
rsted on a direct charge of murdering Charles Hatteberg
and John Hoffman, who disappeared about a month ago.
Gohl claimed they had gone to Alaska. The body of Hat
teberg was found late yesterday near Gohl's cabin at the
mouth of a creek, weighted down with fifty pounds of
anchor. Search is being made for the body of Hoffman.
It is thought Gohl is guilty of murders on a large scale.
A man and wife are missing whom Gohl threatened to kill.
The motive is thought to have been that Hoffman and
Hatteberg knew too much of Gold's past life.
The chief of police claims that he has enough evidence
to secure a conviction, as he has been working on the case
for about a month.
r ' (By United Press.)
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 3.—Miss Mattie Lowson, on Amer
ican girl, was shot and killed this afternoon by Elijah
Baba Babal, a Persian Mohammedan, who then committed
suicide by shooting himself in the breast, at the univer
sity, where both were students.
The double tragedy is the result of a fierce love con
tracted by the Persian and not requited by the American
girl. The difference in their race and religious beliefs
were obstacles impossible for Miss Lowson to overcome.
The dark skinned Asiatic loved her to desperation and
pleaded with her to fly with him at every opportunity.
The love of the Persian for Miss Lowson was well known
about the university. Babal said he overheard fellow
students making ocular remarks about it last night.
At the sight of the girl today, after exclaiming some
thing in the native tongue, which is supposed to have been
an expression of his love, he fired the shot that ended the
girl's life instantly, lie then killed himself with the same
CRITIC OF TAFT
IS BADLY BEATEN
(By United Press.)
CHICAGO, Feb. 3.- Because he denounced President
Taft for dismissing Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot from
the lores! service, Stanley Flydrichowioz, formerly a pro
fessor of philosophy in the University of Vienna is (lying
The former professor has been in America several
months studying sociological conditions, lie entered a
saloon today and ordered a glass of beer, and while wait
ing for the beverage began an argument on the action of
th&Jupsident in dismissing Pinchot. Flydrichowioz con
tended Ihe president had done wrong in ousting Pinchot
and criticised Tal't iv a vigorous manner.
Robert Met "all and John Harrold are alleged to have
taken exception to the former professor's erinarks and
a fight followed. They are accused of heating the presi
dent's critic so badly that he cannot recover from his in
NEW FORT BUILDINGS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. Representative Poihdexter
today introduced a bill providing for an appropriation of
$jgflJK)o for the construction of new building at Port
George Wright at Spokane.
REPORT SURSIDY BILL
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON, Peb. 3.- The house eemmittee on
merchant marine today recommended the passage of tlie
administration's subsidy bill, recommended by Pregident
Taft and introduced by Representative Humphrey of
."Washington. Tho committee eliminated the first class
vessels from participating in the proposed subsidy. Other
wise the bill is reported us introduced.
(By United Press.)
BY GILSON GARDNER
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 3.—
U only required a few sessions of
the Ballinger Investigating commit
tee.to develop the following facts:
1. Thai Secretary Ballinger is
represented by at least six lawyers,
who are also members of the com
2. That Chairman Knute Nelson
does not, intend that (here shall be
any "unfairness' toward Secretary
Ballinger In the conduct of the in
:!. That many letters and Impor
tant documents were not among
the papers before President Taft
when he gave Ballinger his clean
bill of health.
4. That Secretary Ballinger took
part as attorney in the efforts of
the Wilson Coal Co. to secure lands
Which United States .Bulge Cor
nelius 11. Hanl'ord, in a decision
rendered at Seattle January 2t>.
1910, announced to be the subject
of a conspiracy to obtain by fraud.
6. That less is likely to be heard
of an Investigation of Pinchot, who
has become a sort of prosecutor in
behalf of the people, and general
champion of the conservation
To the BUrprise of many of Pin
ehot's friends, Senator Nelson be
gan tit once bullying witnesses and
attorneys for Pinchot. and clumsily
endeavoring to bring out matters
which he conceived would put Bal
linger in a more favorable light.
McCall of Massachusetts and Sena
tor Root helped in a less clumsy
way. Sutherland of I'tah and Payn
ter of Kentucky both showed that
they had been primed with the de
fenses of the secretary of the inter
ior, and look an active part in Irv
ing lo fuddle the record and inter
rupt the clear line of testimony of
I'ered by former Field Agent
The facts leading up to the fa
mous Glavis charges were, how
ever, well brought out by Louis
Brandeis, attorney for Glavis.
Grandeis showed a wonderful fa
miliarity Wtlh the case, and met
the bungling antagonism of the
committee with rare tact and pa
To the surprise of all but a few
intimates of Ballinger, members of
Ihe committee, when they assem
bled, found a bound volume con
taining what purported to be all
the documents in the Ballinger-
Pinchot case. It was thrown to
gether, many hundred pages, with
out arrangement or system and
without index: but when carefully
examined ii proved to be a steril
ized edition of the evidence. Many
letters were missing: but fortun
ately t!lav is had preserved copies
alio was able to supply some of the
The fact that the record is found
to be incomplete is Important us
throwing light on the claim that
President Taft had all the facts be
fore him. when he whitewashed
Ballinger. It is also significant iv
view of recurring rumors that (he
files of the interior department
have been tampered with.
The reference in Glavis' testi
mony to Secretary Bellinger's con
nection with the Wilson Coal Co
case must be bottle In mind as
highly Important, When Glavis
gave his first testlmon) before the
committee the Wilson matter was
merely In the state of litigation.
Hut on the day following Glavis'
testimony word was telegraphed
from Seattle that Judge Hanford
hail decided the Wilson case, and
that the decision had the effect of
returning to tlie public domain
1024 acrea of valuable coal land In
Lewis county for the reason that
the lauds had been obtained by
fraud. Subsequent dispatches from
Seattle stated that Secretary Hal
linger had acted as attorney of
record iv preparing the claims to
these lands, and later was "of conn
sel" to the company.
Attorneys for the Pinchot (which
is the people's) Bide of the case
Continued on Page Two.
STEAL THE MEAT,
LEAVE THE MONEY
NORWICH. N. v.. Peb, 3.—Rob
bers entered Brown's meal market
here early today and carted away
1100 worth' of meat, The cash
drawer ,ln the moat market con
tained money, hut lielthi r it nor Un
safe, containing; several hundred
dollars was touched.
HEADED THIS WAY
MANIL V Feb. B. Tho oh- .
aervatory last atght sight* j ■
third comet, ■ taw degrees 1
south of Venus, aud appar- 1
ently approaching the earth, 1
11 is thought to i>.' Wlnnecke 1
comet, . .
The astronomers are certain
it is neither a. poo noi Hal
lay's oatoattal wanderer.
SPOKANE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1910
MUST6O SOME TO BEAT UPMANS' RECORD SCORE
DETROIT, Feb. 3.—That bunch
of high speeders, the Lipmans of
Chicago, who last year at Pittsburg
pulled down 2962 pins and won the
bowling championship of the United
States, will be on the job here next
IN HERMANN TRIAL
PORTLAND, Feb. 3.—This after
non the attorneys i'or the prosecu
tion and defense in tlie Hermann
trial are battling over the introduc
tion of the testimony of former
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock
as to some statements made by him
in testimony given in Washington
in. both direct and cross-examina
— NEWS —
Furnished to the Nig Tit Edition by Walter J. Nicholls A Co.,
TOO MUCH LIQUIDATION. I
NEW YORK, Feb. 3—The stock'
market is still suffering from liqui
dation and bear pressure, with noth
ing very encouraging in the news.
It appears, however, that the oper
ations for a further decline are
rather overdone. In view of the
fact that mine support was ren
dered today, and if the London mar
ket is supported tomorrow, short
covering and a consequent rally Is;
not unlikely from this level.
COPPER WAS WEAK. U
BOSTON, Feb. 3.—The market
was weak today under profit taking '
and throwing over of lightly mar-!
glued accounts. North Butte was
especially weak, selling off five
points on heavy sales.
ANOTHER BREAK IN WHEAT.
CHICAOO, Feb. 3. — Wheat—lt is
not often that Chicago wheat prices
have such a siege as that of today.
Following the opening break tot
$1.09 T-S for May and $1,00 t-8 for;
July, there was a fairly prood rally
to $1.10 3-8 and $1.00 1-2. Later,'
when the stock market broke, many
local holders let go of wheat and
there was a dip to $1.09 5-8 for!
May, followed by a rally to $1.10, a'
third break to low point of the day.
$1.09 3-8. A good volume of buy
ing carried the price up to $1.10 1-4
at the close.
When the last hour came there
was some significant buying by a
group of commission people. Some
regarded this as for a bull leader
who already has big holding*. The
shorts became uncomfortable and
there was enough covering to give
ihe market its rally of about 1 cent
for May and half a cent for July
from the low poittl of the day.
Corn —Receipts were 430 cars
and estimated for tomorrow, 428.
Cash prices ruled steady to 1 4c
lower. Regardless of the. firm Clos
ing the conditions seem to suggesi
raies of corn on tlie hard spots.
• Oats —Prices < losed a fraction
THE ATMOSPHERE RESPONSIBLE
FOR HORRIBLE MINE DISASTERS?
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.—John Mitchell, former president of the United Mine Worker*, and one
of the foremost mining authorities in the world, today declared his belief that changeable atmos
pheric conditions, not usually prevalent at this time of the year, nre responsible to a large extent
for the great mine disasters in America this week, which, up to today, have cost the lives of 168
men. v* •
Revised reports today show the following totals of loss of life: Seventy-five, result of ex
plosion at the Colorado Fuel and Iron company's mine, Primero, Colo.; sixty-three miners dead
at La fcKpenanzas, Mexico, result of explosion at the Paulau mine late yesterday; thirty known
dead at the White mine, Broader, Ky.
Mitchell explained that cold air, entering the workings, meets the warmer air from th*
depths of the mine, and the contact tends to create a dangerous explosive gas.
Most of the morning session was
taken up in a verbal struggle be
tween Heney and Hermann over
Hermann's interpretation of the for
est reserve law and the power of
tpresident to exclude or include
dllPerent sections of privately own
ecfland within or Outside the boun
daries of any proposed reserve at
Hgher than than yesterday for
leading months and at no time dur
ing- the day showed much sign of
iProvisions —There are certain In
terests in the local provision trade
ready to force tlie selling, and if
possible dislodge large holdings
taaen on by leaders and outside
picking Interests recently. There
was considerable effort in this di
rection today, helped by somewhat
(nsler market at yards.
FATHER SATISFIED AND
! CHILD VERY HAPPY
2ANK9VILLK, 0.. Feb. 3.—Judge
Smith of the probkte court, in de-j
cidlng the habeas corpus case for!
the possession of little Natalie
Clvisty. said the child must not be
removed from the Christy home at
Duncan Kalis for any unreasonable
i length of time, nor from the imnie- }
1 dlate care of Miss Rose Christy, her
titer, without permission of the
"Rut.'' Judge Smith continued, it'
must not be forgotten that Mahelle i
Thompson Christy is Natalie's
mother, and she must at all reason-'
able times, conducting herself prop
erly, be permitted to visit and talk
with her eh id."
i .The father aiid child met in the
corridor of the People's Sayings
Hunk building for the first time
since the trial. Christy picked the
little girl up in his arms, kissed her 1
and cried: "Well, here wo are."
Utile Natalie nestled close a«uinst
!iis shoulder and laughed content-'
edly I anl very happy." was all
she would f ay.
SELLS LAND FOR BOOZE.
BAN WTOMO. T. x.. Feb. 3 —
James It Aiken, fori Worth, says .
he lias soiil to distillers of Dayton.'
0., 100,000 acres in Brewster and
Pfesidlo counties for 100.000 gal-,
lows of whisky. i
month, when the tenth annual A. B,
C. opens in Wayne garden, for the
biggest prize list ever offered.
The men in the above group,
from left to right, are: Ward, then
our old friend Phil Wolf, Bartsch,
Llpman and Semones.
ORIGINAL ADVOCATE OF THIS
CONCESSION ON THE PART
OF THE TRACTION
AFTER IT FOR 5 YEARS
When it comes to the question of
universal transfers on the city car
lines the honors must be conceded
to Councilman Leonard Funk as the
•riginal advocate of this conces
sion on the part of the traction com
Regularly each year for five or
six years Councilman Funk has in
troduced a resolution in the city
council to compel the car com
panies to grant universal transfers
before any more franchises are is
sued to them.
Three or four times has the city
council passed such a resolution,
but afterward forgot or refused to
listen to its being incorporated into
franchises when such grants came
up for passage,
j So the move to secure a universal
: transfer is an old one In Spokane
and any recruits that are willing to
i lend their aid at this time are wel
come. If the people were to insist
on v universal transfer it is bo-
Mteved that it would only be a ques
tion of time until It is granted out
, right by some mutual arrangement
I between the companies or the con
, BOlidatlon of the two city systems,
j Councilman Kunk renewed his ef
fort to have the universal transfer
' granted when the recent franchise
to the Washington Water Power
, Co. in Lldgerwoud was under con-
I sideration, but the effort to Incor
porate this In the franchise did not
meet with support. He also want
ed half fare for children at all
hours of the day and the year
' around. The ear companies graut
. reduced rates to school children at
. the present at certain hours of the
STOLE WOOD; IS FINED
William Trufle was fined $" In
justice Hyde (his morning for Steal
ing wood belonging to tlie Realty
Lands and Improvement Co. The
charge Of petti larceny was pre
ferred against him.
EIGHTH TEAR, No. 77 10 CENTS Pit Wilt
TO MAKE PEARY
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—To make Commander Robert
E. Peary a rear admiral and place him upon the retired
list in recognition of his discovery of tlie north pole, where
he planted the stars and stripes, is proposed today in a
bill introduced by Senator Hale of Maine. The bill being
submitted by the senator from Peary's home state, it is
understood to have received in advance a favorable com
ment from a large number of congressmen.
The measure would empower the president to promote
Peary and place him on the retired list by an executive
COST OF LIVING
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON, Fob. B.— Th* senate finance commit
tee today reported faborably on Senator Lodge'h resolu
tion providing for an investigation of the cost of living
by a special committee of five senators. The resolution
was referred to the committee on contingent epense, so
the funds necessary for the investigation aright be pro
60FF TO TRY JOHNSON
(By United Press.) *
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.—Justice Goff, the sternest judge
in Xew York, will preside at the trial of Jack Johnson,
on the charge against him as the result of the alleged at
tack on Nathan Finder, who refused Johnson a bottle of
The prosecutor transferred the case to Justice Goff of
the criminal branch of the supreme court. Goff is saiel
to have a judicial punch that the black man will feel
when the two clash in the courtroom. The case, accord
ing to Prosecutor Whitman, will be tried in two weeks.
POLICE KILL LOOTERS
\ — i — — * / ,
PARIS, Feb. 3. —Two members of a gang of pillagers
were shot and killed today by the police, who surprised
them while looting an abandoned house in the flood dis
trict. The officers set out in pursuit of the looters to the
banks of the river, firing when they attempted to escape.
The bodies of the looters were lost beneath the thin ice
on the Seine river.
The St. Cloud police engaged in a running fight with
a mob that was trying to lynch several pillagers. The
thieves were rescued and the mob dispersed. Several
clashes between soldiers and pillagers are reported at
DRAGS IN PREDECESSOR
(By United Press.)
CINCINNATI, Feb. 3.—Charles L. Warriner, dad in
convict stripes, readied forth a muck rake scandal today
to besmirch the good name of Frank Comstock, his prede
cessor as treasurer of the Big Four railroad. Warriuer,
who is serving time for the embezzlement of $t>43,000
from the railroad, testifed that Comstock was short $10,
--000 of the railway's money when he (Warriner) became
MINERS WILL 60 TO
ST. LOUIS IN 1911
INDIANAPOLIS, Fob. S. —The se
lection ol St. Louii today for the
noxt meeting place of the Unitea
Mine Workers of America ended a
tumultuous session of the conven
tion this morning. There were
clashes In the closing session,
caused by airing the grievances of
individuals against the officers of
the various local unions, although
in most cases the disputes concern
ed trivial matters. Many of them
will be taken up and disposed of
on the floor of the uext conven
tion, instead of In committee as
It hoped thut by having the con
vention consider and adjudicate dis
putes that the grievances can be
bitted to the bottom, and the fac
tional strife will be thereby elim
The fight for the next conven
tion place was particularly bitter.
Indianapolis, Toledo and Rochester
[ought with St. Louis to obtain th*
(By United Press.)
honor, which finally went to the
Missouri city. Indianapolis had
had the convention for veurs.
IS IT ANOTHER
(By United Press)
NEW YORK, Feb. ;i Rumors of
a possible marriage between Mrs.W,
R. Leeds, widow of the tluplate
magnate, aud Captain Albert Paget,
son of General Sir Arthur Paget,
were revived today, when it became
known that the young Kngllshmau
was scheduled to arrive this after
noon on the liner Adriatic. The
captain's mother Is coming with
When Mrs. Leeds was last la
London, i..td\ Paget did much in a
social way for the pretty wMdw>
who is reputed to be worth Thirty 1