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OFFER TO TURN VICTORIA PARK
WATER SYSTEM OVER TO CITY, FREE
While there are some real estate
companies that would like to sell
their wooden water main water
systems to the city, this is not so,
however, the ease with the C. and
C. Investment Co.. owners of Vic
toria Park, which has just filed an
offer to turn its plant over to the
city free if it will but agree to
supply water for the lot holders
of the district.
The property is represented in
To save himself from probable
defeat, Samuel T. Crane. I. W. W.
attorney, moved the conn to dis
miss his $10,000 damage suit
against the Spokane Cnronicle,
■when the case came up before
Judge Huneke this morning for the
second day of the trial.
This means that instead of col
lecting $10,000 or any part of that
sum from the paper. Crane will be
assessed the costs, in the neighbor
hood of $r>o.
The defense presented such an
array of witnesses that Crane evi
dently decided to save himself fur
ther expense by quitting, so had
the case dismissed without preju
The $1000 damage suit of E.
Bee km an against A. C. Edwards to
recover on a fire insurance policy
which was supposed to have been
secured by Edwards, commenced
before Judge J. D. Hinlclc this
According to the complaint. Ed
wards agreed to secure a $1000 pol
icy on Beckman's goods. A fire de
stroyed $lSoo worth of the Beck
man stock.tind when lie investigat
ed t-he wan raw re matter, discovered
that he had no policy.
RETIRE SHUBERT CO.
Application for the dissolution
of the Shubert Theater company
■was filed this morning by Charles
Muehlman, secretary of the the
atrical company. May 6 was fix
ed as the date for the hearing.
The Shubert company was in
corpVJraf ed * for $150,000 in this
state m September, 1909. Of the
13,000 shares" comprising the cap
ital stock, 3426 were subscribed.
(By United Press Leased Wire) J^^f
SCHAEFFER, BILLIARD EXPERT. DEAD.
DKNVER. Col.. March B—Jake Schaeffer, the famous
player, died dere at his home at noon today, of tuberculos
HYDE RELEASED UNDER $100,000 BONDS.
KANSAS CITY. March B.—Dr. B. C. Hyde, indicted on 11 counts
by the local grand jury in connection with the poisoning of Col.
Thomas H. Swope and members of his family, was released today
under $100,000 bail bonds. Hyde was ordered taken into custody fol
lowing the return of the indictments but remained in jail only a lit
tle more than 18 hours.
LETTER BOXES IN HOUSES REJECTED.
WASHINGTON, March 8. —The postoffice annual appropriation bill
carrying provisions for the expenditure of $240,000,000 passed the
house this afternoon. A provision requiring the installation of let
ter boxes I all houses was stricken from the bill.
Main and Branch Line Trains.
THROUGH TRAINS. THROUGH SLEEPING CARS.
Close connection with all branch line trains.
ori each of our five transcontinental trains.
An individual light in each berth.
CO M PART ME NT-DRAW ING ROOM SLEEPING CARS.
Through Train to Chicago
LOW ONE WAY SETTLERS' FAREB.
From Bt. Paul, $86.00. From Chicago. $33.00. From St. Louis, $32.00.
Correspondingly low fares from all other points in the
Middle West, East and South.
Any passenger agent of the
Northern Pacific Railway
will quota fares and arrange for deliveries of tickets without expense
for the service.
Apply In person or by letter for full Information.
H. N. Keaaedy. General Agent. W. 11. Ude. City Pass. Agent
701 Sprague Aye., Corner Wall St., Spokane
A. O. Charlton, Asst. General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
, the real estate market by S. R.
Green, while the offer on behalf of
the company is made by Arthur W.
Cowley. Victoria Park lies north
of Barrett's addition and is five
blocks north of the Hillyard ball
park. Seven thousand feet of four
inch wooden mains have been in
stalled. Water in the past has
been supplied by F. S. Barrett's
private system, but Mr. Barrett
now wants to sell to the city for
something like $fi.SOO.
The superior courts will not be
in session this afternoon, the legal
business of the courts being at a
standstill out of respect for the
memory of R. M. Barnhart, former
prosecuting attorney, who was
killed in the Wellington disaster.
Judges W. A. Huneke and ,T.
Stanley Webster were chosen by
the judges to represent the courts
as pallbearers at the funeral this
W. W. P. IS A
The Washington Water Power Co.
has filed a notice of appeal in the
Orville M. Johnson case, despite the
reduction of the jury award from
$3300 to $1500.
Johnson was beaten by a conduc
tor on a Hillyard car. In order to
bring about an adjustment. Judge
Kennan refused a motion for a new
trial and reduced the jury award.
Via St. Paul and Minneapolis.
"The Service That Sets the Pace."
PARIS, March B.—Edmund
Duez, the government liqui
dator, was charged with hav
ing embezzled approximately
$1,000,000 in both money and
property from the government.
According to the charge, Duez
embezzled the great sum when
property of the Catholic church
in France was confiscated by
the government at the time the
church and the state were sep
HONORED 01 COURT
BETTING IS THAT HE WILL BE
ELECTED BY 7000
(United Press Leased Wire)
SEATTLE, March B.—Odds of
three and four to one and wagers
of $1,000 that Hiram C. Gill will
carry every ward in the city and
win by a majority of 7,000, show
the confidence of the republican
forces and their candidate for
mayor in today's election.
Gill polled 17,000 votes in the
primary against 14,000 for his re
publican opponent. Practically no
democratic vote was cast. Every
thing points to an easy if not
overwhelming victory for the re
publican candidate. However, a
large part of the 14,000 opposition
votes in the primary will probably
go to the democratic candidate,
William Hickman Moore, today.
The fight is squarely on the is
sue of a very liberal city govern
ment or the opposite and the busi
ness men have most of them cast
their influence for a free and easy
Moore is a former mayor of Seat
tle. Gill has been president of the
city council for some years.
Joint funeral services are planned
by the railway mail clerks of Spo
kane for their dead comrades, killed
in the Wellington wreck.
Three of the bodies, those of Lee
A. Ahei*n, R. C. Bogart and John C.
Ttfcker are expected here some
time today or tonight. On the re
ceipt of the bodies by the Buchanan
undertaking firm, funeral arrange
ments will be made by the railway
mail men's associction and the fam
ilies of the deceased.
The body of Miss O'Reilly, the
nurse killed in the wreck, will be
brought to Spokane for burial. She
graduated from Sacred Heart hos
pital six years ago, was an expert
and painstaking nurse and popular
in her profession. She has no rela
tives in Spokane.
SCRAP FOR MURDERED
The Northwest Ix)an & Trust Co.
petitioned for letters of administra
tion this morning in the estate of
Margaret Haker. alias Margaret
Browning, who was killed on July
21, 1909. by Fred Browning.
This estate is the basis of the
contention between Attorneys W. H-
Plumtner and O. C. Moore and
George H. Arniitage, which resulted
in a charge of fraud and embezzle
ment against Plummer, and a peti
tion for the disbarment of Moore
and Arniitage. Plummer was vindi
cated by the court.
According to the text of the peti
tion, Mrs. Browning was in reality
Mrs. Margaret Baker, the wife of
F. C. Baker, a Californian. The
heirs to the estate of $1414. which
It in the hands of the trust com
pany, are Thelma and Joie Sharp,
children by a former marriage.
Mrs. Marie Corbit, administratrix,
who wishes to withdraw in favor
of the trust company, accuses G. A.
Oilman of the Gilman Undertaking
Co. of securing his appointment as
administrator of the estate of Dred
Browning in order to collect $90 for
a burial which was made secretly
and against the express orders of
It is claimed that the $110 in cash
and $1900 note turned to Mrs. Cor
bit by the coroner was the property
Of Mrs. Baker, secured by the sale
of a homestead in Michigan.
NOT UP TO MAYOR
Notice has been sent to the Wo
man's club by the city clerk's of
fice asking it to appoint a repre
senative on the investigating com
mittee to look into jail conditions.
The invitation was sent a day or
two after the former council meet
ing but it went to the wrong wo
The mayor has appointed Dr.
Kramer of the First Baptist church
and the city council will be repre
sented by Dr. Carrollton.
The investigation is made at the
lequest of the city council and not
the mayor, and the Invitations for
the appointment of the members
of the investigation committee are
issued by the council.
Max Anderson, boss of the city j
and county rock pile, expects to do
a land office business when con
struction work commences this
spring. Foundation rock at 75 cents
per load will be his specialty.
Anderson states that he has al
ready sold over 30 loads of rock for
building foundations, and will have '
a long list of customers as soon as
building commences in earnest. |
THE SPOKANE PRESS, TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1910.
CHICAGO, March B.—The Rec
ord-Herald today prints a letter
from William E. Curtis, under a
Washington date, which contains a
statement by the late Senator
Thomas C. Piatt of New York con
cerning his connection with the
nomination of Benjamin Harrison
for president in 1888.
"The New York delegation went
to the convention of '88 supporting
one of its own candidates, Mr. De
pew, for the presidential nomina
tion. They voted for him continu
ally during the first week, and
When Sunday came they decided
that he could not succeed and held
a meeting to discuss further ac- i
"There were Blame men and
Harrison men and Sherman men in
the delegation, and friends of other
candidates, those who favored
Harrison and Sherman being in the
majority and about equally divided.
"Stephen B. El kins, who had paid
a hurried visit to Indianapolis a
few days before, returned with an
SIX BODIES OF WRECK
SEATTLE, March B.—Six bodies,
the last of the 54 recovered at
Wellington, are in Seattle today, j
brought in last night by train from
Scenic. The bodies are those of
G. W. Beagle, J. Ladue, John
Tucker, J. D. Fox and two un
The body of Express Messenger
Beagle will be taken to Tacoma for
burial. The bodies of W. M. May
and the Starrett children were tak
en to Victoria today. The funeral
of Sol Cohen was held here j£esier
day,, Mrs. M. A. Covington will be
buried in Olympia this afterruionj
BLASTING SNOW A WAV.- -
WELLINGTON, Wash., Mafch'S.
—Packers are hauling coal to the
rotaries stalled between here and
Scenic today and by this afttynqpn
WHIPPED 111 HIS
Trail of the $2000 damage'"suit
of E. B. Hoffman against W. E.
Schirmer was begun before a jury
in Judge W. A. Huneke's court
this morning. Hoffman charges
Schirmer with entering his room
in the middle of the night, tearing
his nightgown from his back and
beating him severely.
Schirmer was living in the
house he had rented to Mrs. Brew
baker. It seems that he wished to
have Hoffman pay his rent to the
owner instead of his tenant, fear
ing that otherwise he might not
receive his rent.
SANG TOO LITTLE
Madame Sclnunann-Heink sang
before a swell audience at the Au
ditorium last night. She didn't
sing very long—it wasn't quite 10
o'clock when she bowed and final
ly left the stage. She was tired
out with her trip through the
flooded sections of the northwest.
The writer heard the great
singer in California several years
ago. Last night she appeared to
him to have become an even
stronger personality. Somehow
she seems more cultivated, as the
saying goes, and to have an even
greater command over herself. As
far as he was able to judge, how
ever, her voice has not improved;
but then, that would be a hard
thing to do to any greater degree,
as far as art is concerned.
The audience was disappointed
that she did not sing longer. Her
middle and low notes are her
best, and her baby song was en
Unless S. O. Salverson pays his
divorced wife, E. L. Salverson, $10
by March 12, he will be adjudged
in contempt of court and -lodged
in the county jail. Judge Hinkle
ordered him to pay $40 suit money
and alimony and Salverson .failed
to make the payment.
Judge Hinkle ordered E. [H.
Todd to pay Laura Grace Todd $10
per week alimony, $18 suit ifioney
and $40 attorney's fees.
DESERTION AND NEGLECT
Alleging desertion and neglect,
Mattie M. Jolliff applied di
vorce from Sydney S. Jolliff this
morning. The couple were*' mar
ried in Wyoming in 1897, Jolliff
deserting his wife in 1907.
DESERTED AFTER 17 YEARS
After living together for 17
years, John Hartelt deserted his
wife in 190"), according to the di
vorce complaint filed this morn
ing by Mrs. Lora Bartelt. They
have one child, Mrs. M. A.
George, aged 18 years.
EDITOR CRAWFORD DEAD.
ST. PAUL, March B.—F. E. Craw
ford, managing editor of the St.:
Paul Daily News, and one of the ,
best known newspaper men in the
northwest, died here last night of
tuberulosis. He was 41 years old.
! undelivered letter in his pocket. It
was signed 'Benjamin Harrison,"
land was addressed to 'Thomas C.
Piatt.' It was brief, but sufficient,
and the writer informed Mr. Piatt
that Mr. Biking was authorized to
speak for him and that any ar
rangements that the two gentle
men might make would be ratified.
"A memorable conference took
place in Mr. Piatt's room at which
Mr. Elkins stated he was author
ized to say that if the New York
delegation would give General Har
rison its support the latter would
appoint Mr. Piatt secretary of the
treasury in case of his election and
allow him to control federal patron
age In the state of New York.
"The New York delegation was
informed of this proposition, and,
acccepting it in good faith, decided
to cast a solid vote for General
Harrison. As all the world knows,
this movement on the part, of the
New York delegation brought votes
from other states and Harrison was
VICTIMS IN SEA TTLE
the dead plows should be again bat
tling with the drifts.
The roar of giant powder and
dynamite is already booming and
echoing in the mountains where the
Great Northern laborers are blast
ing away the ice and snow on the
tracks. The two rotaries will have
a crew of 300 men, but at that, will
not be able to clear the tracks to
Wellington before Thursday. The
line from the east through the tun
nel will be cleared today. Men
who came through the tunnel this
morning state that the rotaries can
be seen throwing the snow high in
the air from the east portal and
will soon be through.
The line from Seattle will be
clear far enough up the mountain
after today to take out the dead
by train hereafter.
i The local printing pressmen are
fnot altogether pleased with the!
i treatment they have received from
I the employing printers. The press
men recently presented a new scale
to the employers which to a great
i extent merely made permanent the
I present wages paid. The employers
have refused to pay the scale and
; have presented a counter proposi
tion to the union, which has re
sulted in stirring up the pressmen
as nothing which has happened in
The action of the employers in
raising the wages of the printers
voluntarily last Sunday is taken as
a slap at the pressmen, and there
is a disposition on the part of the
pressmen to call the bluff.
In speaking of the matter today a
well known member of the press
men's union said the union would
; probably withdraw the present
■ scale and present another which
would be worth fighting for. "We
are not going to waste powder in a
fight for nothing," he said. "And if
we are compelled to go into a fight
it will lie for a scale worth while."
The pressmen have a 100 per cent
' organization in this city and as an
j international body are among the
! most perfectly organised on the con
STILL FOR ONE
Councilman 'Lambert win Intro
duce an ordinance in the city coun
! cil tonight amending ordinance
A 1143, passed January 14, 1910, reg-
I ulating electric "light signs.
The amendment will require that
every electric light sign have a four
candle power light to every square
foot of sign surface and that each
sign or device shall hum at least
200 candle power.
At the office of the Mosso-Berry
Electric Co. it is announced that
this ordinance, like the one it
amends, cuts out the one light elec
tric sign that many small mer
chants were beginning to install.
These lights are used a great deal
;in the east and cheapen the cost of
;an illuminated sign.
The war to exterminate the one
light sign was led by the Washing
ton Water Bower Co. Two hundred
candle power means more revenue
A resolution commending the
, action of the school board in fa
voring a substantial increase in
the salaries of grade teachers in
the public schools was passed at
the luncheon meeting Of the
chamber of commerce at noon to
A letter from Senator W. L.
Jones in reply to a communica
tion from the chamber in regard
to forests, was read. Senator
Jones expresses the opinion that
the condition pictured by the Bos
! ton chamber of commerce is the
harvest of their own sowing, in
the denudation of their forests. He
does not see why the states not
interested should be made to help
stand the expense of reforesting
an area that has been stripped by
the people of another state.
VETERAN, NEARLY BUND,
FALLS OFF EMBANKMENT
Because he is nearly blind and
was unable to distinguish where
he was going this morning, J. W.
Zornes, a Grand Army veteran 71
years of age, who lives near Coeur
d'Alene, stepped off an embank
ment near the Great Northern de
pot this morning and fell 12 feet
to the ground, sustaining serious
His right wrist was badly frac
tured, his head bruised severely
and his right ear sliced in several
VRO M j
|P A G E ONE!
SEARCH FOR CARLOAD
It was reported today that a liberal
reward would be paid by the city
and a second by the company to
which the shipment of dynamite
was consigned for information that
would lead to the apprehension of
PHILADELPHIA, March 8— The
eyes of the strikers, of their oppo
nents and sympathizers are turned
today toward Newcastle, where the
state federation of labor is in ses
sion. The labor men predict that
the federation will decide to call a
sympathetic strike of union men
and women throughout Pennsyl
vania. Business men declare, how
ever, that they do not expect such
an extreme measure on the part of
the state organization. An an-
nouncement of the possibility of the
statewide strike came as a surprise
to the majority of citizens here. It
is believed that only a few labor
leaders knew such a plan was being
R O M —I
|P AGE ONE|
Frederick Shaw used his revolver.
He fired one bullet which entered
Henry's left breast
Later, at the city prison, he told
the police that he fired only when
his brother attempted to hit him
With a set of brass knuckles. Fend
ing Henry's injuries he will be heal
on a charge of assault with a dead
Henry in an ante mortem state
ment to the authorities, said that
ho. had upbraided his sister for
what he supposed to be unbecom
ing conduct. He said that his
younger brother, Fred, overheard
him and came to Kdithe's defense.
Bitter words passed, then blows. He
refused to make any accusation
against his assailant, claiming that
he believed his brother meant to
shoot him in the arm. This state
ment was corroborated by the
younger brother's account of the
trouble. He claimed also that he
shot to "wing" his brother, and
did not intend to wound him seri
The wounded brother is 41 years
of age, while his assailant is 30.
The girl attributed the action of her
elder brother to false tales con
cerning her that had reached his
TO PAY THE GIRL
Funds appropriated last De
cember for city hall operating
expenses will be used for the
payment of the salary of the
girl operator at the city hall
central station, said City Comp
troller today. The effort to get
a special appropriation from
the finance committee failed,
but the girl will be retained as
another name on the city pay
The biggest, fun
niest and best
Will take place
Marc h IT, at the
Plan your costume now.
places. It is also thought that in
ternal injuries may have resulted.
Zornes was removed to the em
ergency hospital, where his
wounds were dressed by Steward
Dare. The aged man joked about
his eyesight, which he said was
impaired in the war of the rebel
lion, and that he has been nearly
blind for 45 years. He is the
father of 16 children and had just
arrived on the train to visit his
son here when he fell over the
COHN WILL TRY
Manager Joe Cohn of the In
dians will give the Dubuque,
lowa, phenomenon, Harry
Hughes, a trial. Joe had about
concluded not to take on the
young fellow when he receied
a letter from Paul F. Block of
Laseur, Minn., stating that
Hughes is a wonder. This with
the further recommendation re
ceived for Hughes from a Port
land pitcher settled it with Joe,
and a contract was issued to
day to Hughes.
In case the lowan fails to
make good he will be farmed
out to some of the minor clubs
in the northwest. Hughes has
been pitching for a college
team in lowa.
Editor The Press —In response to
the request of the Washington Po
litical Equality league, with head
quarters at 4L'S Hutton building,
that members of the labor unions
circulate petitions among those who
take part in the parade this even
ing, I ask that you kindly call their
attention to this petition.
The league hopes to secure a
large number of signatures this
evening. Respectfully yours. May
Arkwright Hutton, President.
The New York Sample Store
Corner Sprague and Lincoln
"The House of Bargains"
The biggest and best sample
store in Spokane. You save
one-third to one-half.
IT IS ALL IN THE FIT.
Safety and comfort can only be
bad when having your TRUSS fit
ted by an expert. Only trained ex
pert in the west at
are very attractive—not so "fussy" or freakish as they were a year
ago. Clothes builders have reached a happy medium in this spring's
styles and have produced a wide range of attractive suit models.
Grays, tans and soft olive shades and many attractive fancy mix
tures as well as black cheviot and blue serges will be very popular
We are showing all of the posi
tively correct styles in men's suits,
and for less money, quality consid.
ered, than any store In Spokane.
will bear the most rigid inspection.
Hats at 92.50 to $3.50
All shapes and shades.
Try us for your spring furnishings.
Dress shirts |1.00 up to 92.00
Underwear, each up to 92.00
Try our Armor Plate hosiery, all new spring shades, pair 25<
See window display of blue serge suits. Note the prices.
Famous Clothing Company
THE WAY OUT
—telephone an ad to The Press.
To secure tenants, buyers or help
—most anything may be accom
plished quickly by tho use of the
Want page in The Press. Press
ads cost only five cents per line
(special three time rate).
PRESS WANT AD PHONE,
110 Post Street.
Was never more
The greatest. Masquerade
Carnival ever given will
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
You must mask, so plan
your costume now.
If you are lonesome tonight