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MRS. STALFORD DEMANDS CITIZENS' POLICE PROBE Sees the Finish of Mayor Pratt and Sullivan in the Final ''Show Down." Mrs. Philip P. Stalford. 51207 Oak •treet, the brave woman whose scoring of the police department en floor of the city council on the night of February 23 last led to the de mand for an investigation, is heart ily in favor of the plan to now have a complete and fearless inquiry into police methods by a citizens' com mittee. Mrs. Stalford is the chair man of the matron committee of the Woman's club, and practically all of the wcrk that has been done by the club in showing up conditions in the treatment of women prisoners has been the result of her efforts. She does not take tin recent po lice Investigation seriously ami pave it no consideration, for the reason that she saw that its pur pose was to shield the police and find excuses for their conduct In every instance In which they were assailed, rather than to search out conduct that might condemn the police. The Press Ims worked In conjunc tion with Mrs. Stalford and is ready to testify to h« r honesty, sincerity of purpose and absolute fearlest ness and independence in the effort to bring forth the truth in regard to the police. She has given her time, spared no expense and mad" big sacrifices in the work, all for the purpose of having the public know just how bad Conditions are in the city Jail and in the police regime in general. In an interview today Mrs. Stal ford said: "What do I th'nk of the report of the investigating committee? As a report from an official body it Is worse than a whitewash, and yet admits conditions to be bad. I would like to see the report in de tail before 1 give an opinion. But this I can say: We did not give one single affidavit to this commit tee, for we anticipated just the kind of a report they sent In. And In the first place the testimony I had and made reference to on the floor of the council February 2Z could not all he put before any but a private committee. ' Dr. McDowell, who was the rep resentative of the Woman's club on the first committee, understood this very well, as one of the most valu able pieces of testimony we had came from a patient of his. Tie un derstood how necessary, how imper ative an absolutely private session was. Do you think a session is pri vate when a stenographer FOR TDK POLICE is ALWAYS present to hear and take down all testi mony. Because of the attitude of the other members of the commit tee at that time In other matters as •well as regarding private sessions, Dr. McDowell could do nothing else as a man of honor but decline to serve as a member. Also the other matters mentioned before the coun cil that night 1 have said over and over again, both through The Press and on different platforms, could Originators of Reasonable Prices. Rvery duty we emit ob scures some "truth wo should have known—Ruskin. "ELECTA" means "chosen of the gods." and represents the very choicest Coffee and Teas ever brcught to Spokane. ELECTA Coffee is cube cut and chaffless. Every particle of injurious matter has been removed. ELECTA Coffee is cheaper than most coffee because it is all coffee—no dirt, no chaff, no tannin,—and will not give you a headache or make you nervous. ELECTA Coffee— cans 450 a-lb. cans 85c 5-lb. cam $2.00 ELECTA Teas es-lb. cans 40c 1-lb. cans 75c A little better than t)ie best There Is satisfaction In us ing Foot Comfort. It removes Corn* and Bun ions and will not make your feet wore. Guaranteed. 25c. SPECIALS FOR TODAY AND FRIDAY. WHY PAY MORE? Wins Cerdnl $1.00 55c By nip of Fiff* 5(1 33c Don's Kidney Pills. ,S0 37c Orange Bloasom ... I 'm Sic Hay» Hair Health.. .10 36c He ut hoi at urn 25 10c Mentholatum So 30c Coke's Dandruff Cure 1.00 51c Castoria 35 19c Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets f,n 37c Oaplllarls 50 31c Dazatlve Sromo Quinine »5 13c Pape's Dlapepsln ... .50 33c Pape's Diuretic 50 23c QUALITY RUBBER GOODS SALE THIB WEEK A good time to buy now. The manufacturem have mads another big advance. We give you written guar antees. Private salesroom* Exclusive iiKenls Williams' Bell Spray Ladles' Syringe. Itn Advantages are manifest ■3.60 complete. The filling of Prescrip tions la the paramount duty we perform in this atore. Oar system of double checking- all preeoiiptlona assures you against any possible error. "OVM HOMT" i not he put before a committee of the caliber of the past one. "The duty of this committee -was to Investigate, not to try the po lice department. The people in vestigated should have a chance to answer charges after the Investigat ing report |a made. "All the affidavits published in I The Press have been Seem ed since [that memorable address to the council, but they show conditions and why should an ttOhest commit tee care when or how or the man ner of the securing the information if it portrays wrongful conditions? "I see Mayor Pratt says this is now settled. I would like to remark ihat it is not and will not be until the demands of labor and women [ are granted. And when it is fin ally settled he may find himself and the Acting Police Chief John Sulli van at the bottom of the pile of discards," and settled indied by the public opinion and justice. For the citizens must not forget that both of these men have continu ally shielded the guilty, and when the guilt is fixed it sure will 'set tle' on them. "I hope a committee will be ap pointed from the citizens, as sug gested by .1. E. Clark of the Grand Army. There should be open ses- Bions in the Elliott case, the com i mittee to use its discretion in all ether cases. And in the private sessions, held where none of the plain clothes men in the employ of the police can tip off the witnesses to the police. "For things nre now in shape to get to the bottom of police condi tions, since the 'official committee' lias finished its heavy and arduous duties." HE FORFEITS HIS MEMBERSHIP IN BACHELOR CLUB A great, big dinner is the debt owed by the Spokane Bachelors' Club to J. W. AllemierTforinerly one of its members. A few weeks ago it was agreed that the first club member to marry should be royally dined by the others. Well, Allender, he did it. lie and Beulah Robinson, charming daughter of Mrs. W. F. Robinson, E110:.l sinio avenue, de camped on a quiet little trip to Coeur d'Alene Monday afternoon, and while there Allender forever forfeited his right to membership in the Bachelor club. The ceremony that linked their lives was performed by the Rev. \Vil!inm E. Fry of the First M. E. church of Coeur d'Alene. GLAVIS' ATTORNEY IS REBUFFED (By United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, April 28.—The Balllnger investigation committee today rebuffed Attorney Brandeis, representing Ixmis Glavis, when it refused to allow him to demand that Attorney General Wickersham be called upon to produce docu ments showing the exact date his famous summary was prepared. This summary was prepared at the request of President Taft and form- Mi the basis of the president's let r , xonerating Balllnger, STOCK MARKET (By United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, April JS— Declines marked the opening of the stock market today. United States de clined to 81 1-2. half a point lower than yesterday's ( lose. Union Pa cific. Northern Pacific, Brooklyn Rapid Transit and St. Louis, To ledo & Western all declined more than a point. Shortly after the opening buying by shorts caused a rally, which did not hold long, and the market took another downward turn. .Many of the stocks actively traded in de clined as much as a point. Before noon the market was steady, with prices a trifle above the lower marks of the morning. The selling of I'nited States Steel, of which fully 8000 shares changed hands during the morning, discouraged the speculators. SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST BOYS. Charged with contributing to the delinquency of two young girls, who are now held in the juvenile deten tion rooms, C. 1.. Fugate and Roy Sinclair, both young telegraph oper ators in the employ of the Northern Pacific, were arrested last night and taken to the police station. Sin clair is hut 19 years of age, and he and Fugale are reported to have j been stationed at Minn's station and Marshall junction, respectively. It is charged by the police that they persuaded two young girls, said to have been in the employ of Kemp & Hebert, to visit them in their suburban offices. A more, serious charge may be placed i against each of them. The arrest was made by Officer Chester Ed wards and Deputy Sheriff Sweet. FIGHT IN NATIONAL GUARD. (By United Press Leased Wire SEATTLE. April 28—Lieutenant Colonel W. L. Lemon of the Wash ington national guard, postmaster at North Yakima, presented his [Qlignatlon to Colonel Otto Case here. Lemon resigned, lie stated, to prevent his being drawn into the political fight that is just now threatening to break "l> the militia. There are two factions in the national guard, one headed by Colonel Catje and the other by what Case terms the "old Hamil ton crowd." KERN FOR SENATOR (United Press Leased Wire.) INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., April 28.—John W. Kern, vice presi dential candidate with Bryan in 1908, was nominated today as candidate for the United States senate by the demo cratic state convention here. •He received 772 votes. TWO SUFFOCATED IN VINEGAR TANK (By United Press Leased Wire) WATSONVILLE. Cal., April 28.—An investigation into the death of Aug. Grcenfeld and Roy Phillips, who suffocated last night in a vinegar tank, is under way today. Philipps en tered the tank for the purpose of cleaning it and was over come by fumes of gas which had filled the tank from a pipe beneath it. Groenfeld attempted to res cue Philipps, but was unable to do so. When the gas was drawn off both men were found dead in each other's arms. MRS. GARRIGUESS IS WANTED HERE Mrs. Mabel E. Garriguess. some times known as Mabel Dunlap. sometimes as Mrs. William Rey nard, and again sometimes by her stage name of "Violet Fontaine." a woman who flourished as a variety actress in the palmy days of old Main and Front avenue, is being sought by the police. A letter came litis morning from Mrs. George Dunlap, C2S Portland avenue. St. Paul, in which inquiry is made re garding the two Burdick boys, Ru dolph and Harold, ages eight and nine years, respectively. They are sons of the variety actress, whose whereabouts have long since been unknown, and Mrs. Dunlap, who writes, is their grandmother. PUBLIC MARKET OPENS MONDAY At 7 o'clock Monday morning the public market on Second avenue, between Washington and Stevens I streets, will be opened again for j the season. It will be operated after ! the same fashion as last year. Pros j pects are good, according to Market Master Hoppe, for an abundance of I seasonable vegetables from the start, as the farmers throughout the | surrounding country have been no | tified and a large number of them, having found the public market quite profitable last year, are anx ious to bring their produce there for sale again this season. IAIIFEY HAS DEAR HUBBY ARRESTED No I'm an Drown, who came to Spo kane recently from Idaho to engage in the mining brokerage business, has been arrested on a complaint sworn to by his wife. When Drown arrived In Spokane it is alleged that he soon found an affinity in the person of a woman referred to in the complaint as Miss Ollie Doe. He wrote to his wife, in structing her to remain in Idaho until he asked her to come. Mrs. Drown came to Spokane rather unexpectedly on the evening of April 16, and going to an address given by her husband in his letters, she was told that Mr. and Mrs. Brown were roomiug there, but that they were out. Mrs. Brown did a little detective work and soon located the couple in a restaurant on First avenue. The story of that meeting was told in The Press on the morning of April 17. Mrs. Brown landed with the right hand on the jaw of the affin ity, at the same time snatching an expensive hat from her head with the left. There was a slashing in spring millinery right then and there, the like of which is not often seen. ANOTHER MOUNT M'KINLEY PARTY. (By United Press Leased Wire) SEATTLE, April 28 — One of the many Mount McKlnley expedition! that have sprung up in mushroom fashion since the Dr. Cook contro versy, left Seattle at 10 o'clock this morning on the revenue cutter Ta homa. The expedition Is financed by the Portland Oregonian and the New York Herald, and its stated object is the ascent of Mount Mc- Kinley, to prove or disprove the climbing of the highest peak in America by Cook and by the Fair banks party. BOISE, Idaho, April 28—The state land board is meeting this afternoon to take action upon the resignation of M. I. Church, reg ister of the board, whose retire ment was followed by charges and countercharges reflecting upon the official acts of Church and several other state officials. Church returned from northern Idaho last night. He admitted en tering into a contract with F. A. Shaw, promoter of an Irrigation project in Lenii. J. J. Hill, chairman of the hoard of directors of the Great Northern, accompanied by a party of officials and directors, will arrive in Spo kane at 5:16 this afternoon. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the chamber of commerce had received no noti fication of the coming of the rail road magnate and no preparations had been made to meet him. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Lot next to corner of Preya and 29th aye.; also tract 50x200 in Lin coln Heights; leaving city. Phone Ulan. 4D2J. THE SPORANE PRESS CENSUSfeALL SLIP If you have been miSsed It' you have moved «. It' you are out of to\vn_iand should he taken here If you know of any one else out of town and missed Fill this slip and mat! to Census Bureau, Ilutton Blk., Spokane. Xame j No. Persons Address LECTURE BY A SWEDISH NOBLE A lecture on "Swedish-Americans in Sweden" will be among the num bers on the program to be given on the night of April 30 in the spring celebration by the Scan dinavian Discussion club. This lecture will be given by the Swed ish nobleman, Trouken i led wig of Petersons. Musical numbers by the Nor wegian Singing society and by the Swedish male quartet will also be included in the program. Aside from this, discussion of many mat ters of importance to the Scandi navians and Scandinavian-Ameri cans will be taken up generally. (By United Press Leased Wire.) OAKLAND, Cal., April 28.—Frank Hanson and Frank H. Smith, alias Franklin, who were held by the I Oakland police on suspicion of be | ing the bandits who robbed the j China Japan fast mail near Benecia ! two weeks ago, were taken to the ' Solano county Jail at Fairfield by I Sheriff J. J. McDonald last night. SWEARING APPLICANT FOR CASH ALMOST CREA TES RIOT ' Pi tarn, I kess dis is der plaise vere I get me my cash, vot?" a German railroad laborer asked of a clerk who met him at the railing in the superintendent's office of the Great Northern, the other day. "Yes, this is the place, but you must cut out your swearing," the clerk answered. "Veil, pi chlmlny! I haff runned aroundt and aroundt dis tarn pild ing till I am about pug house," re | torted the man from Germany as he gathered himself Into a knot and peeked through the loop in his right arm in an effort to dig a tat tered time check from the depths of an inside pocket. "Here, here, there are ladies in this office and you must not FEARS SON WAS HURT IN WRECK Fearing that his son, Roy John son, may have been Injured in the wreck on the Northern Pacific, a short distance west of Spokane, two weekß ago, George M. Johnson of Eddyville, lowa, has wrttten to the Spokane police, requesting them to make investigation into the matter. Johnson picked up a paper one night and in reading over the story of the wreck, saw a name like that of his son, mentioned in the list of injured. SEARCHING FOR MISSING SON Mrs. M. Scott of Gerrard, B. C, in searching for her son, J. H. Scott, formerly living at W25 Second ave nue, has asked the police for assist ance. She states that she last heard from her son shortly after the middle of February; he and his wife, who was formerly employed as cook at Greenough Bros.' store, were about to start for Seattle. She fears that they may have been killed in the Wellington slide. swear," the clerk again warned fn rising, emphatic tones. "Ach! mine gott, I did not tink apout dem, pi tarn. I will swear no more, only giff me der cash on dis tarn baber." By this time the clerk was ex asperated and with no further words he hastened to transact the necessary business with his swear ing visitor. His haste frightened the German. "Ach, Gott in himmel, look oudt vot you do, pi tarn " "NOW say, that will be enough of that swearing," the clerk interrupt ed sternly. "Allright, but you vill tear mine baber, pi chimminy," shouted the German, and with that the clerk led him into the hallway to finish the business. Large Tracts in OREGON, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA Lands in above three states P. C. LAVEY & CO. In large tracts for sale to (INCORPORATED) Wheat, fruit, dairy and agri retail real estate dealers. ... . . r . „ - _ ~,, cultural lands, ranches and Main Olhee in LumbermenS Bank Building water power sites. Thousands p. c. lavey, Pres. Cor. Fifth & Stark Sts., Portland, Oregon of acre - SPOKANE OFFICE 207-8 9 Rookery Building. In the Tuesday issue, May 3rd, of The Spokane Press we will make the most liberal real estate offer ever made in America. A Real Estate offer which you, no matter how poor you may be, can take advantage of. An offer that can be taken advantage of by even the newsboy or bootblack, the widow or the orphan. An offer that can never be duplicated by us or by any other Real Estate Company on the Pacific Coast. An offer that will place our Company high in the estimation of Spokane's greater realty firms and the public at large. You wait for this offer because it means the sure foundation of a fortune. We want real estate men who read The Press to watch for this offer and find a single T flaw in it. The first hundred lucky men, women, boys or girls, widows or orphans who take advan tage of this offer will be fortunate. Remember Tuesday, May 3rd, in this gr«iat newspaper. $500 FOR OH LAND WORTH $2500 KIND-HEARTED CITY FATHERS ARE GENEROUS TOWARD TRACTION MAG NATES. Some light has been thrown on the plan pursued in the past by the city government in the matter of the payment for street vacations by property owners being benefited, by an investigation of the case of Jay P. Graves and A. I* White, who have asked for street vacations In the Houghton & Callahan addition. In all nearly three acres in streets were asked to be vacated by these gentlemen, for the purpose, it was announced at the time, of building mansions that will cost at least. $200,000. The kind-hearted street commit tee, consisting of Couucilmen Gray, Ostrander and Mohr, placed the value of the land at $500 and rec ommended that the street vacations sought be made on the payment of that amount. The council approved the report, but some citizen in the meantime reported the matter to Councilman Dalke. He is in the real estate business, and proceeded to make an inquiry, and as a result found that land in that vicinity was worth from $1000 to $2500 per acre, lie said that he would pay $2500 for the ground himself, if he were given a chance to buy it, and be lieved it would bring that much un der the hammer, yet the street com mittee was willing to let It go be cause Jay P. Graves and A. L, White, millionaire Traction men, wanted it, for the paltry sum of $500. Dalke tried to get the city" council to raise the payment to be made the city from $500 to $1000, but lacked sufficient support. He has announced that when it comes to the passage of the ordinance for the final vacation of the streets that he will fight the payment recom mended by the committee and In sist that the city be compensated at some figure near what the prop erty is worth. In this desire Dalko has some four or five of the cotin cilmen with him, and will probably he able to knock out the figure of the street committee, if something does not throw the councilmen off the track in the meantime. Wholesale Real Estate LARGEST FIRM ON THE PACIFIC COAST KNOWS THE POLICE BUT FEARS TO TELL "I can tell enough things about the Spokane police force to put a good many of them out of business. The good people of this town would open their eyes in amazement if they knew what I know. But I can not afford to come out in the open and give you an affidavit Just now, because It would mean a heavy financial loss to me. The police would hound me out of business and I have too much at stake to incur their ill will. "However, I will promise you this, that if there Is an investigation be fore which I can tell what I know, with the assurance that it will not reach the ears of the police, I am ready to present conditions as they POLITICS SEETHE IN FRISCO (By United Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, April 28.— Politics seethed today as the result of the alleged implication of Police Commissioner Harry P. Flannery in the operations of a number of men under arrest in Marin county, charged with having swindled by means of fake poolroom operations. Tho charges against Flannery, made by Joe Abbott, accused, of be ing one of the gang, according to District. Attorney lioyd of Marin county, resulted In the quasi-suspon sion of Flannery, and later in the postponement of the meeting of the board of police commissioners scheduled for this afternoon. Moreover, Chief of Police Martin said today that he would order an investigation into the conduct of the local department accused of having "stood in" with the alleged bunco men when they are said.to have been planning operations in San Francisco. BRYAN'S DAUGHTER WEDS AGAIN. (United Press Leased Wire.) • LINCOLN, Neb., April 28.— i 1 William J. Bryan today con- i ' firmed the report that his • daughter, Ruth Bryan Leavitt, < 1 will wed Reginald Owen of < ' the British Royal Engineers. < 1 Mrs. Leavitt is the divorced < • wife of Wm. Horace Leavitt, < ' an artist, whom she married • when she was 18. P. C. LAVEY & COMPANY 207-8-9 Rookery Bldg. Wholesale Real Estate. Largest Company on Pacific Coadt Spokane, Wash. THURSDAY, APRIL 28, have come under my personal ob servation." The above statement was made to a representative of The Press by one of the best known lodging house women of the city. She is financially responsible, being, worth considerable money. She wants to sell out and get out of the business because of police per secution, and is now advertising her place at a sacrifice. Should she make a sate of her place she proposes to come out in the open with a sworn statement of what she knows, as she will then be free from the domination of the police. This woman's experience Is sim ilar to that related to The Press by the keepers of other lodging houses in the city. IS RUSSIA GOING CRAZY? (By United Press Leased Wlrs) ST. PKTEIiSIU'RU, April 28.— Angered and perhaps frightened by accumulating assertions from abroad that Russia Is going crazy almost as a whole, preliminary steps ore being taken in scientific circles here for the appointment of a commission to investigate and let the world know that it is mistaken, or if it develops that there is really something queer In the Muscovite character, to decide what had bet ter be done about it. The Tarnowska trial nt Venice has had much to do with the feel ing. Had the case been heard in Russia few of the details would ever have reached other countries. In Italy, however, it was impossi ble to suppress them. It is fully realized In St. Petersburg that they have given outsiders a strange im pression of Russia. (By United Press Leased Wire.) SAN RAFAEL, Cal.. April 28.— Toseph Abbott, charged with hav ing operated a fake poolroom at Seattle for the purpose of swin dling race track bettors, confessed to the grand jury here his partici pation in operations of a gang of wire (apt era, according to District Attorney Uoyu. (By United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, April 28.—0n Charges of general incompetency President Taft removed Samuel A. Sutherland, marshal of the First district of Alaska, and John T. Boyce, district attorney for tne same district, from office. A. P. CASEY, Sec.