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FOR SPOKANE AND HOME EDITION Weather—Fair tonight and Saturday. Max. temp., 61; mm. temp., 47. ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. ANOTHER CRISES IN THE SPOKANE RAILROAD FIGHT LEAVITT WANTS HIS CHILDREN DIVORCED HUSBAND OF BRY AN'S DAUGHTER PLANS FIGHT. W.J. WON'T DISCUSS IT (By United Press Leased Wire) COLUMBUS, ()., April 29.—"1 Want those children, and if there is any law* in God's world to help me get them I shall have them. "1 don't want the woman, but if no other means avail. I will take any steps to prevent the marriage of Ruth Bryan Leavitt to Reginald Owen," said William Homer Lea vitt, the artist, here today, discuss ing, for the first time, his family difficulties. The notice of the coming mar riage of his former wife came as a complete surprise to him. lie has no personal knowledge that she ob tained a divorce, he says. He de clared that under the Nebraska law a woman cannot pet a divorce for non support and mental cruelty un less of two years* standing. Neither can a divorced woman remarry in side of two years. He declares that nil along during his absence he has sent her money and clothes and has her receipts for them, LINCOLN. Neb., April 1!0. — Wil liam Jennings Bryan today refused to discuss the threat of William Homer Leavitt, former husband of Ruth Bryan, that he would stop her proposed marriage with Reginald Owen of the British royal engineers. Friends of MisH Bryan scoffed a 1 Leavltt'a threats. The Nebraska law allows n re marriage after six months have elapsed after a divorce. They say that Leavitt cannot legally prevent the marriage. TRY 10 PROVE THAI BODY WAS TAMPERED WITH (By United Press Leased Wire) KANSAS CITY, Mo., April Testimony tending to prove that the casket of the late Colonel Thomas 11. Swope bail been rifled and the body of the capitalist tam pered with was a feature of the trial of Dr. 11. C. Hyde today. X I). Mitchell, an undertaker, testified thut the coffin had been fastened securely by him just be fore the funeral, He said that he personally, had screwed down the lid of the casket and that at that time I he body of the colonel appar ently was in the same condition as when it had been emblaroed. The defense in its opening state ment, made the claim that it in tends to prove (hat me body had been taken from the vault at the cemetery aud poison injected into the veins. RESUMES INVESTIGATION. (By United Press Leased Wire! 3AN FRANCISCO, April 2».—The federal grand jury resumed lis in vestigation of the western branch (it the so-called sugar (rust. The methods of ilie manufacture and sale n! sugar, particularly with ref erence to allegations that a combin ation in restraint of trade 1h In ex istence, were subjects of the In einlry. KERN WON'T SA V WHETHER HE'LL ACCEPT NOMINA TlOh (By United Press Leased Wire.) INDIANAPOLIS, lnd„ April 29.-- John W. Kern, Dominated by the Indiana democrat! as their candi date for (he States senate. Cg/'iWefl today lo say Whether he \f\\\ accept the nomination, The nomination came just after Kern had made a statement that he would not be a candidate and left tho convention hall. Kern's reti cence today leads to the persistent rumor here that Taggart has again outwitted the progressives in his party and that the democrats will be without a senatorial candidate during th" campaign, a condition which Taggart desired. Should Kern refuse tho nomina tion it would leave the democrats la the position that Taggart da lire*. Do fought Mai -hall's scheme to bu\e a leuatorial oaudl' date endorsed. Although i' was hollered that Die long friendship botweeu Taggart and Kern had become sDaiiK'il dm NORTH HILL IN FAVOR OF PARKS Sonneman Makes a Clear Explana . tion of Project--The Opposition Then Endorses It. After listening to an address by I George A. Sonncman of the park board Inst night, the North Hill Im provement association unanimously indorsed the proposed bond issue for park purposes. An attempt was made to discredit the proposition by some present. They took the stand that in view of the recent shortage of water on the hill, no money should he expended for parks until an adequate supply of water could he obtained. Mayor Pratt explained that as soon as the new pumps were started there would he no further shortage of water. Mr. Sonneman said that the main feature of the park plan will he the neighborhood parks and play- i HELP GET EVERYBODY ON 11 CENSUS LIST Now thai the time for the taking of the census is neartng a close complaints are coming from many directions thai large numbers have la en overlooked by the cuunier titors. C. W, Mohr, councilman from the Fourth ward, declares that he has been overlooked anil that the names of 13 nun employed in his shingle mill hay c not been listed. Reports from others are also be ginning I" find llieii wax to the newspapers] telling of neglect on the part of the enumerators. HUTTE Nettie Daniels, age Hi. died yesterday from a cupful of con centrated lye, which she thought was water. Three actions for divorce were commenced and three separations were granted in the superior court yesterday. To even things up, five marriage licenses were issued. First Snuggling Poet - Just think what a wonderful poet P.ie was, and they sa\ he told "The Raven" for $10. Second Struggling Poet He Wasn't a poet, ho was a wizard of finance. ! Three girls and one boy was born :in Spokane yesterday. Dne death was repotted. I OLYMPI V.- -Governor Hay has I proclaimed Sunday. Ma.\ B, as Moth ers' day, He urges thai <>n thai day everybod) wear v white flower, "In acknowledgment and honor of the one who went down Into the valley . t>f the shadow of death for us." Judge When you 'old your fiance In go to hades, did you con sider that equivalent to breaking >our engagement ? Young Lady—No, youi honor. Judge Ah. then you luteuded to accompany him there. Ing the session of I hi' legislature a year ago, when Benjamin F\ Mhlvel) wan elected to the United 18tate! senate, though many demo crats declared the honor should have gone to Kern because of his race for the Vice presidency. It is now rumored that Kern may stay oul of the senatorial race and thut the old Taggart-Kern friendship la as firm as ever. The Kern votes started, it is de clared, when Taggart rose iv the convention and declared "that the old guard today Is iv the scrap heap." Taggart's followers are said to have passed the signal for the .Kern avalanche, und the Taggart men fell into line A SPLENDID PLAN When you have a vacant room just send a "To Rent" ad lo The Pre!!. Costs little to find a tenant this way. I'hone .Main 374. Special illustrated news service of The Press best In city. | grounds. He said the report that a i large sum would he spent for an ! uprlver park was without founda tion. It is intended to set aside j $60,000 to acquire land around the pumping station, as it is very nec essary to keep houses away from | the vicinity of the plant. Mr. Sonnemnn considered a mil : lion dollars necessary to give all parts of the city equal park faclli i ties. The district west of Lidger | wood is to lie given two parks, lo cated within easy walking distance of any home on the hill. President L. C. Lihhy of the East Spokane Improvement club, and | President Sims of the Hay's Park Improvement association. also spoke briefly, indorsing the bond I issue. i Pour of the enumerators have al ready finished their work and most of the others will he through tomorrow evening, Supervisor A. M. Storch said to The Press today : that he did uot think a great many people had been overlooked. "We have received a great many ; complaints front people who thought they had been overlooked," said Mr. Storch. "As fast as we gel around to it we take pains to look up these complaints and we have found that on an average nine out of every ten have been enumer i atod." JEFF IS JUST FJSHIN' TODAY (By United Press Leased Wire) ROWARDENNAN, Cal.. April 2ft. —Jim Jeffries confined his train ing stunts today to a two mile road hike, owing to soreness he still feels resulting from the boil on his back. The big fellow also is suffering slightly from a strained tendon in his leg. which needs rest. Acting upon tin- advice of his several trainers Jeffries decided to forego all but the lightest kind of work, in order to give the leg a rest and permit the soreness to get out of his back and waist. After his road work today, the challenger went fishing for several hours. (By United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, April 29.—Prlnce Tsao Tal. minister of wur, uncle of the Chinese emperor, arrived yes terday afternoon. He was met at the railroad station by Chandler Hale, the third assistant secretary of state, and by other officials of the state department, and a troop of cavalry. NEARLY ALL BUMS ARE BACHELORS; MARRIED MEN CAN'T AFFORD TO LOAF Ninety Per Cent of "Down and Outers" Are Unmar BY PARA DALTON. "That two can live as cheap as one I cannot hear or see; The bachelor life's the life for fun— It's good enough for me. "When I am broke, why, it's a joke! I just hunt up a friend; He stakes me to a feed or smoke; He knows my luck will mend." • - I Nearly all bums are bachelors. Don't misunderstand me. i did not say all bachelor! are bums. There are exception! to all rules Over 90 per cent of "down and outers," so to speak, who hang around the employment bureaus and charity associations looking each da) for work enough to buy Hum a uuul ticket and afford the ried, Employment Men Say. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1910. THE GREAT HUMORIST ASLEEP This remarkable photograph was n ;eived by The Press today from"New York. By special permission it was made by a newspaper photograp ler in the Brick Presbyterian church, Fifth avenue, where the dead author lay in state while thousands of Is devoted friends passed in solemn file before his bier. The plain mahogany casket was banked with Im utiful flowers, and a wreath of mountain laurel, gathered and woven by Mark Twain's friend, Dan B< ird, was spread upon the box. . ——t- — , — ' BOOST FARE EOMD PROPOSITION Criticism is not only at times in feasant to the one criticized, but also to the honest critic. The Press has not been showing up the r<»! enness of city hall conditions because It liked the job so well, but because it considered a thoroug expose the duty of an independent newspaper. With this little prelude it can b stated safely that it's a much pleasanter task to boost and sup port and say good words tor a good ci jse, than to attack a bad cause. 60 when the park bond election issue came along and, after investiga ion, The Press found that the bonds certainly should be voted for now. It took up the campaign for*§*m with the same energy as it has carried on the fight to cre ate better city hall conditions. X" ' The park bond election IS a gcoipSause. It means a big boost tor Spokane, it means more com fort and convenience and pleasure for us all, but particularly for mothers and children, who will bene fit most by the neighborhood parks and playgrounds. It means a ridiculously small increase in taxa tion, amounting to 1 cent per week on each $1000 worth of assessed valuation. It means a finer and a more beautiful city. It means a more attractive city for the investment of outside capital. It means a still larger growth in population. IT MEANS A BETTER AVERAGE OF HEALTH THROUGHOUT SPOKANE. FOR ALL THESE REASONS, AND MORE, VOTERS SHOULD CARRY THE PARK BOND ELEC TION NEXT WEEK. PRESIDENTIAL TRAVEL ER ON HIS WAY AGAIN (By United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. April 29.— President Taft will leave Wash ington tonight for Buffalo. During his western tour it is de clared the president "will not ' read any insurgents out'of the party" and will not spring arty political sensations. He will talk on conservation and will not digress into political mat ters. Taft is pleased by the insur gents' pledge to support the ad ministration program. FREIGHTER PICKED UP. (By United Press Leased Wire) NEW ORLEANS, April 29.-/ Crippled by an explosion of steam plpea which killed five men, the freighter Xl Alba, which has drifted helplessly for five days, was picked up by the tug Underwriter, The ex,-, plosion occurred April 23. when the Xl Alha was one day out from Gal veston. She was found by the tug alter a long search. price of a bed are bachelors. Kightv five per cent of the men who frequent the cheap lodging houses are bachelors men without homca or responsibilities afloat on the sea of life. "It is seldom, If ever. ' said s(rj I Arunt, superintendent of the free employment bureau, "that we rjnd a married man registered among our applicants. We have about,. HO ! or 40 men each day who flirt in the, office looking for odd Jobs. Often thej are good workers, but they don i want steady employment}. l BRIDE-TO-HAVE-BEEN HAS DISAPPEARED WENATCHEE, Wash.. April 29.— W. N. Cromwell of Leavenworth is bemoaning the disappearance of Ills bride to have been this morning, uncjomlorted by the advice of the police io forget all about it, and re turn home. Sromwcll corresponded with ra May Hell of Lamar. Okla.. FLIGHT THROUGH AIR OF UNBELIEVABLE HARDSHIP (By United Press Leased Wire) LONDON, April 29.—Louis Paulhan, the French aviator who won ' the great aerial Derby from London to Manchester, declared today the flight was one of unbelievable hardship. He was so nearly exhausted from cold and exposure, he declared, when he reached Manchester, that he did not believe he could have remained aloft for another quar ter of a mile. He declared thrrt he would not make the trip again for twice the prize that the London Mail offered. The $50,000 purse will be presented to Paulhan at a luncheon at the Hotel Savoy tomorrow. Claude White, who twice tried to make the flight, and who con tested with Paulhan, will be a guest at the luncheon. He will be pre sented with a great memorial cup, valued at 100 guineas. A purse is be ing raised for White, and it Is expected that it will amount to $10,000. theg won't stfck. A married man' can't alford to be a bum.'' The Salvation Arm) employment agency reports that they have had only three or four married men on I record for jobs at their office, Bix : teen or eightet n hungry tramps 01 [hoboef, as we sometimes speak of Ethan).! D*gf he found hanging around ithe office looking for work, all of . them bachelors. "On .seme occasions you may find ,a man who has broken family Ilea ; ainl drifted away. He is worse off 1 thftO a bachelor, but iv the muji i It \ The Press receives the full leased wire report of the United Press. several months, learning her name through a correspondence club. The young lady agreed to come to Washington to live, Cromwell met his affinity yesterday morning at Leavenworth and came to Wonat chee on the morning train to secure the marriage license. They regis tered at a local hotel and the groom instructed the bride to wait while he went for the license. She failed to obey instinct ions and when Cromwell returned, license in hand. Laura May Hell had disappeared. of eases they are single men shift log from place, to place. "About ha per cent of the tran sient lodgers at our hotel." said Dan ltrush. manager of the Union reacue mission, are bachelors. About the same per cent of those who wander into the mission are bachelors, We ha\e from SO to 100 lodgers each day, practically all bachelors." Here Is a problem for the anti marriage advocates. The more 1 bachelors the more bum*. THg INLANPrgMPIR^ EIGHTH YEAR. No. 161. 10 CENTS PER WEEK. TO FILE PETITION TONIGHT CLAIM 17,660 NAMES FOR LET- TING ROADS IN. TO COUNCIL TONIGHT The citizens' committee in charge of the effort to secure franchises for the Milwaukee and the North Coast railways expected to fits their monster petition with the city clerk this afternoon. The petition con tains 17,660 nsmes, mostly voters, says E. F. Waggoner of the com mittee. A special session of the city coun cil will be held tonight to consider the petition and able speakers will be on hand to represent both sides of the controversy. No action is probable tonight by the city council, as that body will likely take time to look over the petition. AH parties to the railroad fran chise controversy are looking for ward to the impending decision of the interstate commerce commis sion as having considerable bearing on whether or not the city council will still further Insist on the ter minal rate clause. ARMIES MEET (By United Press Leased Wire) LONDON, Anril 28.—A great army of Albanians and revolution ary Turks have invaded Monastlr, according to advices received here today, and arc being met by the Turkish army near Machanik Pass. A great battle Is reported to be Imminent. Already heavy fighting is reported at Ipek. in Kossovo province, adjoining Monastlr. HAS EARLE FOUND FOURTH AFFINITY? (By United Press Leased Wire.) PARIS. April 29.—1t is ru mored here that Ferdinand Pin ney Earle, the artist who is just freeing himself of his second soul mate in New York, and who was recently rejected by a proposed third, has found his fourth affinity. He can often be seen strolling through the Luxembourg gardens with a pretty resident of the Latin quarter, the two talking ear nestly. Earle refuses to discuss his affair with this young woman. JACK WEARS A JERSEY TO COVER BIG ROLL OF FAT (By United Press Leased Wire.) LOS ANQELKB, April 29.—Now that they have seen Champion .lack Johnson in action, the Ixss An geles fans are more at sea than ever concerning the outcome of his battle with their favorite. Jim Jet fries. Johnson did not strip to the skin or his exhibition at Naud junction last night. Many believe there is a reason or this, but even the purple jersey he wore failed to hide the roll of fat that covered his abdomen .lohu son toyed with his sparring part ners. That was to be evpected. He slapped them around enough to draw a bit of blood, and George Cotton, a strapping negro, was au dacious enough to punch the cham pion In the lips and start a bit of OLDEST PICTURE OF SPOKANE EXTANT FOUNO BY PRESS - SEE SUNDAY PAPER The oldest photograph of Spokaue iv existence, brought 10 light last week and never before published, will be reproduced in The Sunday Press, together with an old timers' story telling many Interesting incidents of the early days; how, when on" man built a store at the corner of Hiverslde and Howard, everybody joshed him for going 'out Iv the woods" to do busi ness, the center of the city then being at Front aud Howurd; how the first waterworks'' of the city waa installed—a, town pump; where the oldest buildlug in the city now standing ts, and Its history; what the first piece of Spokaue property to bring as much as $luO a front foot wus, and many other things about pioneer days, as recalled by men now living, will he told, There will be many other local features In Tho Press next Sunday. Kor Instance, n Spokane man will recall hie personal acquaintance with Abe Lincoln while a member of tho great emancipator's body guard during tho war—he is one of the few men now living who can tell Lincoln anecdotes first hand. IF YOU MOVE Be sure to give The Press your new address so that yew will get your paper without interruption. Phone M. 978. 9 LIVES LOST IN AFIRE Big Cornwall, Ontario, Hotel Burns-Man's Coolness Helps Sit uation. (By United Press Leased Wire.) CORNWALL, Ont., April 29.—A disastrous fire broke out in the Rossmore hotel here, and before the flamea were quenched nine liven were lost and property valued at a quarter of a million dollars de stroyed. The victims were all sleeping In the hotel. Dead: C. R. Gray, Montreal, hie wife and two children. W. Hulme, porter. E. Bullen, bellboy. Mrs. Taylor Archibald. Charles Gagne, teller In th« Sterling bank. Ben Fielding, accountant of the) Bank of Montreal. Th< flames jumped across tho street and destroyed tho Colqnhonn block. Had it not been for the coolness and presence of mind of William Kltzgibbon, the well known president of the Cornwall Lacrosse club, several more would have per ished. Kltzgibbon woke Fielding, who in the smoke must have been confused and made for the regular exit, which was cut off. Kit/.gibbon then rescued three dining room girls by getting them out on the roof through a skylight. The fire gained great headway before being noticed. Judge O'Reilly, with his wife* and son, had a narrow escape. Mrs. Qray was a delicate woman, and In trying to save her husband perished. Major Heattie, M. P., of Ixmdon, had a narrow escape, wakening at H o'clock with a choking sensation. He threw his clothes out of the window and climbed down a rope, but not before his hands were bad ly burned. ATHLETE STABBED OVER HEART BY DRUNK (By United Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, April 29.—Al bert Munn. a well known University of California athlete, was stabbed over the heart by a drunken negro porter whom he was trying to sub due in the apartment house where Munn resides, early today. The wound is considered dangerous by the physicians at the emergency hospital, where he is under treat ment. The porter, Charles Anderson, was disturbing the lodgers in the house and it is alleged Munn was asked to take him from the place. claret himself. The big black's much heralded golden smile was In evidence during each of the four rounds. Nor could his equanimity be disturbed by the galleries, who hooted during his attempt to make a speech. "You can tell a hobo or ruffian wherever you see him," was the silencing shot the big dluge sent toward the rafters. Jack received the homage due an emperor last evening when he at tended a reception in his honor given by the Blue and Oold club, an exclusive African social organisa tion of Los Augeles. He declared after the festivities that he might postpone his departure for San Fiauclsco until Saturday night, ao good a time was he having in southern California.