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FOR SPOKANE AND HOME EDITION Weather: Fair tonight; Thursday fair and warmer. Max., 63; Mm., 51. ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. SPOKANE'S POPULATION MA YOR'S COMMITTEE SUSTAINS PRESS' STAND IN POLICE CASE THAT'S THE TIP FROM ENUMERATORS Growth of About 100,000 in Ten Years Indicated—Census Man Doing a Good Job. ■With the taking of the census well under way. it is estimated that ijie government enumerators will show the population Of Spokane to he about 133,000. This, it is declared, is a conservative estimate, the so-called "floating" population not being considered. From every indication, so far. it much more careful canvass of tbe city is being made by tlie enumerators this year than there was in taking the last census in 1900, when the government census showed less than 37,000 persons for the city by the falls. Persons offering the above-mentioned estimate are those who have kept tlie closest (ouch with the enumerators and who thoroughly know the Intensity of tlie population in the various sections of tlie Oily. However, they admit that there should be no cause for sur prise, were the population of Spokane, according to tlie 1910 census ♦ o he placed as high as 136,000 or even 137,000. WANTS TO SPEND SEVEN YEARS IN REACHING THE NORTH POLE (By United Press Leased Wire) BAN FRANCISCO, April 27.— Ciiptain Roald Amundsen, the man who first succeeded in making a voyage through Ihe northwest pas sage from the Atlantic to tlie Pa cific, is planning a seven year ex pedition ill tlie Arctic, dining which lie will try to reach the north pole, according to letters from Amundsen just received by Norwegian Consul Lund in San Francisco. In his letters which outline tbe ALBANIANS DEFEAT THE TURKS TWICE (By United Press Leased Wire.) LONDON, April 27.—A dispatch] rect i veil by Neuter's agency today from Albania says thai the Alban ians repulsed the Turkish army twice in the battle al Kachanik pass, where they have been fighting, for 36 hours. Router's correspondent also reported that the capture of tbe rebels, who are holding Pflsh Una and Prlsrandl are in imminent danger of being defeated and made prisoners by a large force of loyal ltts who surround the two cities. Prlsrandl is one of the most im portant cities in the province Of Albania. QUEER ANTICS OF CHICAGO STORM (By United Press Leased Wire) CHICAGO, April 27.—Chicago weather sharps are puzzling to day over the queer antics of a storm that has been passing and repassing above the city for several days. The storm first appeared last Friday and after a two days' blow was lost to the northeast on Lake Michigan. A day later it met with a storm from the eastern states and the com bined gales came raging back over the city. ( Passing toward the southwest the storm met with another from Kansas and again was blown over Chicago. ALASKA IS INDIGNANT. (By United Press Leased Wire) JUNEAU, Alaska. April 27 This section of Alaska is indignant at the sudden removal from office of John .1 Boyce, United states dis trict attorney and Daniel A. Buth erland, United states marshal. A mass meeting was held here Inst night, at which a formal pro test was drawn up ami a demand formulated that congress investi gate tlie removals, Mass meetings Were held at Ketchikan and Skag WSJ also last night, at which the si nctlon was taken. 60 LITTLE WAIFS IN THE CITY HUNGER FOR HOMES AND LOVE BY PARA DALTON THERE are 60 little waifs in the city of Spokane. Sixty little children whose hearts are hun gering for the love and attention of a fond, devoted parent, one in whose confiding arm% they might nestle close and share In joys and sorrows their future lives. There me about 40 of these chl! droit »t the Orphans' Home of Spo kane and about 'JO at Ihe Washing ton Children's Home society looking Voi homes, fur some kind person I scheme, Amundsen says he intends to sail from San Francisco early text year for the north pole in the Fram, and that he is planning to al low the vessel to freeze Into the ice and drill for seven years. lie believes the currents will Parry him near the pole and that finally the sturdy craft will be re leased from the icebergs on the eastern coast of Greenland. His crew will he made up of 13 ! Norwegians who have volunteered to accompany him, JEFF'S CONDITION IS IMPROVING (By United Press Leased Wire.) ROWARDENNAN, Cal., April 27. —Cooler weather today enabled Jeffries to again take up a some what strenuous program of training. Jim hiked over tile mountain roads for some ten miles at a good clip. His condition is better than ever and he showed hardly any lung exertion from the road toil. Jeff ries planned to box limited goes with Berger, Armstrong and I'apke this afternoon. A boxing matinee was planned, I'apke challenging Merger to a sparring match of six rounds and Jeffries taking on "all I comers" at camp who desired a brief set to with the challenger. j STANDARD OIL NOT IN HEINZE TRIAL (By United Press Levied Wire.) NEW YUUK, April 27, "Neither the Standard Oil co. nor Charles B. Morse is connected with this prose" union." declared United States Dis jtrict Attorney Wise today, in open ing the prosecution of P, Augustus Heinze. He is charged With having I overcertlfled checks while he was I president of the Mercantile \a j tiouai bank. ".My duty is to prosecute this case," continued Wise "The ef forts of the defense to label me as an attorney for the standard Oil Co. will not save, nor will it pre vent tne from prosecuting the case." In addition to bank charges, the prosecution must prove the exiat ence Of a pool to manipulate the price of copper Stocks of hazardous nature, and prove that Heinze watt h member of the pool which was to share in the profits, according to a ruling of Judge Hough today. GREEKS EXCITED OVER MUR DER. (By United Jpress Leased Wire) BEATTLK, April 27. The Creek colony today is agitated over tlie murder of Oeorge Zachardis, a res taurant keeper, last night. Today a mass meeting of the Creeks will he held to determine plans to cap ture Qeorge Pahitts, the alleged murderer, and former partner of Zachardis, Nursing an obi grudge, Pa hll is. a former partner, entered the res taurant last night and emptied two chambers of a revolver at SSaca hardis, killing him Instantly. who will assume the care and re ■poaalbltlt) of their little lonesome lives. Of this number there are 17 eligible babies, little tots ranging in 'age from one day to two or three years, Seven of this number tire at the Orphans' Home of Bpokane, While the Other ll ha\e been placed on trial In private homes The ehll dren's home on Northwest bonis yard reports that they have no chil dren eligible for adoption at pies ent. While many ol these homeless Special illustrated news service of The Press best in city. ROOSEVELT STANDS OP ANDCHEERS DEE-LIGHTED WITH SHAM BATTLE—TO SEE "CH ANTICLER." (From a Staff Correspondent of the United Press.) PARIS, April 27.—As a prelude to the Kriegaplel, or war game, that Colonel Roosevelt expects to view at Berlin, the French government today provided a sham battle for tlie edification of the American visitor. Two brigades of infantry, two regiments of artillery and two regiments of cavalry composed the forces in action. The battle ended when flying squadrons of cuiras siers triumphantly charged a bat tery. At the conclusion of the charge Roosevelt rose to his feet and cheered the victors. Governor Dalstein directed the maneuvers. Roosevelt this afternoon went to Versailles and plans to attend a performance of "Chantlcler" to night. WAS ABDUCTION IN . YACHT PLANNED? (By United Press Leased Wire) NAPLES, April 27.—Descriptions of a mysterious yacht, believed to be owned by an American who had ! planned the abduction of Miss Es ) telle Reld, are being sent to "the authorities of Mediterranean ports today by the Neapolitan police. The theory of the police is that Miss Reld was drowned while try | Ing to escape from tne yacht to which she had been lured by her abductors, Workmen reported that they saw the yacht in the bay last Thursday and thai on Sunday, the day on which Miss Reld was found, they 1 saw them lower a small boat from the yacht and search along the , shore. IS. ROCKEFELLER GROWING WEAKER (By United Press Leased Wire) TARRYTOWN, X. V.. April 2ti. — Mrs. John l> Rockefeller Is making her first visit 10 her home in Tarry town iv over a year. She arrived yesterday afternoon and was so weak that she had to he assisted to a carriage In her husband and son. i An attach <>r pneumonia which she Buffered last year lias seriously impaired her health. SURPRISE NO MORE GRAFT TRIALS FOR PRESENT IN PITTSBURG (By United Press Leased WJre) PITTSBURG, April 27.—Judge Fraser today created a sensation in the graft cases by announcing that there will be no more graft trials for the present. The entire panel of petit jurors drawn for the trials was dismissed by the court with the exception of those drawn to serve in the pending trial of ex-Councilman Coffey. TIME Is the most precious thing iv the possession Of mortals. Once lost it can never bo found. If there is some particular thing you seek, you will save much time by employing the Want pages in The Press. Press ads finds tenants, buyers, help and employment quickly. You ma) telephone your Press ad to 874, little waifs have beef) bereft of father and mother and every rela tive who might love them and earu for them, many have either father or mot her living and sometimes both, and yet are cast nut into the world for fate to carry where it will. In some cases they are the in fants who come Into the world with out the right ol a name, ami the mother, often a victim of clrcum- (Contmucd on Paye Seven.) THE PEOPLE'S PAPER SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1910. CITIZENS WANT FAIR POLICE INVESTIGATION Grand Army and Labor Leaders Say Justice Must Be Done in the Elliott Case. J. E. Clark, the well known Grand Army man, was In no pleasant trame of mind today after reading the report of Mayor Pratt's police investigating committee. On behalf of the Orand Army, one of whose members suffered a griev ous injustice at the hands of the police. Clark now demands that there he a complete and searching; "THEN IT HAPPENED" (Our Daily Discontinued story) prof Van Slack was now midway across tlie yawning chasm ohIO a thread between him and eternity.. 'Here's where I do B laucv stwu on tin' rope,'' he chortled, "anal give them a tin ill tor fail' He did for — The end BUTTB—Peroj rjonercburca i', OH MOTHER! PLEASE PASS THE BUTTON HOOK investigation by citizens of the Kl liott case and all other matters per taining to improper conduct on the pari of the police. He suggests that a committee of five be appointed, one from the Woman's club, one from the Grand Army, one from the Ce.itral Labor council, one from the German societies and the other by (Continued on Page Two.) and Frank Barry, l">, were electro cuted last night. The boys had constructed 3 swing of bailing wire, and had thrown the ends over the pnwer wire of the mines. "How shall I break the news to my parents that 1 have failed in my exams?" "Merely telegraph them: ,'Exam ination over. Nothing new. " —WASHTUCNA, Wash—As the re sult of a sermon on tuberculosis, in structions to local schools were is sued that each student must furnish his own drinking cup. A cup of stiff paper will be used. "Your honor, I don't see how I can pay as much alimony as that." "Why in the world didn't you think of that before you got mar ried?" WASHINGTON — Congressman Poindexter has Introduced the bill authorizing the Spokane and British Columbia railroad to bridge the Col umbia river near the mouth of the San Poll river. Washington. CHICAGO —An investigation has shown that one girl and four men, undents al Lake Por rest college 'have fasted four days, so that they Ie H !it buy opera tickets Said Miss I fill's Coates: "I have taken a qtajtrl of water a day for a week. ,ii*l that has satisfied me." The man who gives in when he it, wrong is wise; the man who gve- in when he is right is general ly married.—Life. CHICAGO. April 27. The Morri am commission investigating Charges of graft In municipal af fairs Is today preparing to prose cute further the evidence already Uncovered Indicating that the city has lost more than 161,000 Within L'ti months through crooked tiaus acttuus in coal, ESTIMATED AT 133,000 The Press receives the full leased wire report of the United Press. 60,000 TROOPS READY FOR BATTLE (By United Press Leased Wire.) CONBTANINOPLB, via Philip polis. April 27. —The government today is mobilizing 80,000 troops to rush to Albania to suppress the rebellion which has assumed such proportions as to seriously menace the stability of the present regime. The efforts of the Turks to stay the progress of the revolutionists have been unsuccessful although more than 30,000 loyal troops are in the field. In the battle of Stimja. both sides lout heavily in the two day conflict. It is reported that more than louo men were killed. Two hundred were killed at Tehernalova Pass. In these two engagements alone, several thousand combatants were wounded, and a large number taken prisoners. Neither tlie rebels nor the reg ulars are prepared to care for the WOUnded and hundreds are said to! be dying. LIKE ANCIENT SONG. (By United Press Leased Wire) SCHENECTADY, N. Y„ April 27. Edward Payson Weston, tho aged pedestrian, pasaed through here at 7:10 o'clock litis morning bound for Troy, (n the words of the ancient popular song, it s fourteen miles from Schenectady to Troy," and Weston said he expected to lunch in the laundry city. (By United Press Leased Wire.) NAPLES, April 27. Bstelle Held, the American girl murdered here, whose body was found floating in tbe bay recently, had uncles living near San Fianclsco and l»s An geles. Tlie*- uncles, the police say. managed her financial affairs and allowed her %SW a month. The Italian embassy at Washington has been requested to forward all In formation obtainable concerning the girl. STUMBLES AGAINST STA TUE AND REVEALS $200,000 IN TREASURE (By United Press Leased Wire)- NEW YQRK, April 27. —Alter having given up Ml] hop.' of locating the tre&SUrS for which the) sought, the heirs of the late Mrs Octavia Adelaide Moss, widow of Theodore Moss, one time owner of \\'attacks' theater, have unearthed mora than $200,064 worth of treasure. It wus hidden In the Moss home stead at 543 Madison avenue. Of this amount more than $50.0ne worth of antique Jewelry was found iiu a secret drawer iv the pedestal EIGHTH YEAR. No. 159. 10 CENTS PER WEEK. The Press desires to doff its bonnet, bow gracefully, and congratulate the police investigating committee, appointed a while ago by Ins honor, Mayor N. S. Pratt. Selected cleverly by the mayor and the chief, after the people's investigating committee had been abandond, and presented with evidence almost exclusively by the police and those friendly to the police, with the sole xception of tacts developed by this newspaper, the committee has had the hardihood to recommend a few good things in its re port filed last night. It is true that the majority of the committee belong to the mayor's ring. It is true that they had to make some concessions to public opinion. At the same time, The Press is exuberantly happy to give them whatever credit they may deserve. This committee finds: "In regard to Officers L. 1). Gilder and H. W. Hood in introducing into their home a young girl as nurse and keeping her there after Mr. Hood was well, they have shown so much indiscretion and dis regard of public opinion that they have impaired their usefulness as police officers." It also finds: "Since decency requires that where women are to be taken care of there should be a woman to attend them, we recommend that a woman should be in attendance at the jail at all hours." It is understood that, after The Press announced yes terday the findings against Gilder and Hood, tlie state ment was moderated somewhat, but that is immaterial. The Gilder and Hood case was shown up by The Press, and the committee took action on it, with exceeding mild ness, but in the right direction. The facts as presented in the Elliott case were sufficient to result in the mayor's own committee condemning the COUNCILMANS VIEWS 1 ON COMMISSION PLAN By a vote of nine to one the city .council last night refused to call an | election for an official charter com -1 mission. The matter came up in the | form of another request from the mayor asking that the election be called. There was also a petition signed by about 100 citizens, assem bled at a luncheon held last week. Councilman Ostrander introduced a resolution calling for the election, but hla vote wss the only one that the proposition received. Councilman Shaefer made the chief talk in opposition to calling: the election. He said that he was for a commission plan of govern ment when it came up In the right way, but that he was against It when it was contemplated to make jH. D. Merritt, X. S. Pratt and Got j don C. Corhaley three of the com missioners. He said that if the i mayor had come before the council In the right way in the beginning and asked the council as a matter of right and justice to call an elec tion for an official charter commis sion he would have supported it. But instead of this the mayor, he said, wanted to play politics and mount the band wagon of a demand for the commission plan by appoint , Ins a volunteer charter committee. After this committee was named, said Mr. Shaefer. the mayor's sec MARBLE BUFFALO WITH ELECTRIC EYES WILL GUARD CODY'S TOMB CHICAGO, April 27—When "Buffalo Bill" Cody die* his body will be buried on the summit of Cedar mountain, in Big Horn county, Wyoming, and over it will stand a marble buffalo, 40 feet high with electric lights in the eye sockets so brilliant that they can be seen eight miles away. At least that is what Cody himself plans, though he says he Is far from a dead one now. The plans were revealed by Charles A. Heath in a lecture to the Geographical society In Chicago. Heath declares Buffalo Bill confided this plan to him a year ago. 500 WOMEN AND CHILDREN KILLED (By United Press Leased Wire.) SALONIKA. Turkey, April 27.—Five hundred Albanians, mostly women and children, were killed by Turkish troops who first herded their victims into the city of Godantz and then bombarded It, ac cording to dispatches received here today. The town was practically destroyed by the missiles hurled by the bio iII.MS. lof a statue iv the library. Stocks and beads worth more than $73,000 and 110,000 In money were found In a secret drawer in the pantry. It is believed that still more treasure will be found In the house. The finding of the treasure was entirely accidental. It was located by the grandson of Mis. Moss, Hev erlj Kater. a la year old student at OolumbUS university, who is one of Mrs. Moss' three hell's. Mrs. Moss died on January 15. While it was i kuow v that she possessed antique THE TNLAND-EHPIRB IF YOU MOVE Be sure to give The Press your new sddress so that you wilt get your paper without interruption. Phone a*. *75. (Continued on Page 2.) retary announced that 15 of the 17 men appointed would run for the official charter commission, show ing, to the mind of the speaker, that there was politics in the thing from the beginning. Gordon C. Corbaley arose to deny that he was a candidate for one of commissionei ships and attacked tho present plan of government. Councilman Dalke said that the city should first try the amended city government adopted last May. He said that Corbaley had come be fore the council clamoring for that plan at the time and before it is even given a trial he comes again and wants another system. Dalko said that the essential elements of the Dcs Moines plan are combined in the new plan adopted a year ago. Councilman Mohr saw objection to going into the matter at this time because of the expense involved. He said that the various electious will cost $15,000 and that there Is no fund to provide for it. Councilman Funk said that if he thought his constituents in the First ward wanted a charter elec tion he would vote for it, but none had come to him with such a re quest, and thought the petition be fore the council at the time was not sufficient ground to force such an expense on the city. ' jewelry of great value, no trace of I* could be found. It was known that after her husband's death Mrs. . Moms had refused to put her money lln either banks or safety deposit vaults, hut what she did with U was a mystery to all. A tew (lavs ug i In chance. Heveilv Kater happened to stumble against a pedestal supporting a atatue la the library, and by tuck touched a secret sprlug. This opeued a jewel chest, in which the gems and uu~ , tio,ue Jewelry were found.