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HEARST SENDS HOT
SHOT AFTER GAYNOR
NEW YORK. May I.—(Sunday.)
—William R. Hearst continued his
war on Mayor Gaynor tonight by
publishing in the New York Ameri-
a cabled message from ex-
Mayor George B. McClellan, in
which McClellan places at Gaynor's
door responsibility for the payment
of |48,060 to Daniel F. Cohalan, the
Tammany leader. It WSJ the pay
meat of this money and Hearst's
comments thereon that caused
Mayor Gaynor's vitriolic attack
upon Hearst at the dinner of the
newspaper publishers at the Wal
dorf-Astoria Thursday night. The
McClellan cable follows:
"Florence. Italy, April 30—To the
Editor of the New York American:
DIDN'T MARRY HUBBY TO
LIVE WITH HIM IN A TAXICAB
CHICAGO, April 30— When Mrs.
Bertha M. Sees married Deforest
Sees, scion of a wealthy family,
and promised that wherever he
went she would go too. she did not
anticipate that he would take up
his residence in a taxicab. accord
ing to the story she told in couct
today, in applying for her second
divorce from her husband. .She
wants another separation on the
ground that Sees has practically
deserted her because he is rarely
out of one of the metered automo
biles.
Mrs. Sees declared she once di
vorced her husband because he
failed to take her on a long auto
mobile trip, but he promised to "be
KLING QUITS STAGE TONIGHT,
WILL REPORT TO CUBS TOMORROW
(By United Press Leased Wire)
CHICAGO, April 30. —J. Kliug,
actor, elevated his right hand over
his head tonight and remarked
"never again."
"Noisy John's" stage career will
come to an end tomorrow night,
and immediately thereafter he will
rush to a train and report to Man
ager Chance of the Chicago Cubs
at Pittsburg on Monday morning.
Kling says he has no desire to re
main on the stage. As an actor he
said he batted about .098 and never
RAILROADS ARE INCREASING
FREIGHT RATES EVERYWHERE
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, April 30.—Every
mail is bringing to tbe interstate
commerce commission notices of
large increases in rates by tbe rail
roads. It is expected that these in
creases will exrile protest from
shippers and that the effect \\ ill be
to make congress more inclined
toward enacting a stringent railroad
measure.
Notices are coming in covering
much of th' is-Mlssouri terri
tory and the territory tributary to
Chicago. The proposed increasi h
affe< t a wide ranee of commodities.
While no accurate figures have
yet been worked out. as to the aver
age of increases, they approximate
18 per cent.
Experts of the interstate com
merce commission are at work an
alyzing the figures sent In to find
how the increase compares witli
the raises in wages. When tnese
computations have been made the
commission will consider the rem
edy to be applied in case these new
rates are found to be excessive.
SWATS CATHERINE
AND GETS $27.50
Catherine Murray, an inmate of
the resort at 010 Front avenue was
knocked silly by a blow in the face
from the fist of a visitor shortly be
fore 2 o'clock this morning and
robbed of $27.50. The police were
called by friends of the woman, and
she came to a few minutei after
arrival, apparently no worse
for a swollen face. She
no description of her
, A caller.
BLACK HAND
AFTER CARUSO
(By United Press Leased Wire)
PARIS. April 30.—Black handers
are still threatening Knrico Caruso,
the famous tenor. When he sing 8
at the Trocadero May IS the police
will furnish him with an escort,
which is only given to the crowned
heads when beset by anarchists.
Caruso says he has / i threat
ened with violence when he comes
to Paris. The proceeds of the
■Trocadero performance will go to
School for working girls.
DROPS LAUDANUM.
R,G, la., April 30.—
of Webster City nar
death from an over
lum taken as a result
ism.
>n was discovered by
nd medical assistance
d. It is believed the
woman took 250 drops of the
In the last days of my administra
tion Chamterwin Martin called my
attention to the 948.000 warrant for
Cohalan. As the amount seemed
excessive for the work alleged to
have been performed I directed
Martin to secure the warrant in
the finance department and return
it to me.
"In the rush of leaving office I
had no time to investigate and di
rected the chief clerk in the may
or's office to hold Up the warrant
and call my successor's attention to
it after January 1. I am confident
the chief clerk obeyed.
"The amount may have been jus
tlfied, hut I did not authorize its
payment (Signed) George B. Mc-
Clellan."
good" and she remarried him last
fall.
He did sell his automobile, she
told the court today, but he ar
ranged for the continual use of a
taxicab.
"He was so found of that ma
chine that he would ride up to a
restaurant and have his meals sent
out to him," she testified.
"Several times when he had been
out late he would go to sleep in the
machine and the meter would tick
along all night. I have no objec
tion to his enjoying life, but he has
literally deserted me. I can't see
a taxicab or even smell one, Judge,
without its making me think of all
my troubles."
even threatened to break into the
Booth and Barrett league, ECling
played billiards in public all this
week to earn $700 to pay that fine
ito the National Baseball commis
sion and he said he had concluded
that no one ever shinned up a bil
liard cue to theatrical fame.
Kling has been working out here
all week and his good form is said
to have surprised Manager Chance.
It is possible, however, that he will
not begin to play regularly for sev
, oral weeks.
MOBBED BY ADMIRERS
(United Press Leased Wire)
PARIS, April 30.—M. Louis
Paulhan. the daring aviator,
who today in London received
the Daily Mail's check for
IfiO.Di'O in a gold casket for his
wonderful flight from London
to Manchester, was literally
mobbed by admiring Parisians
upon his arrive] here today.
Thousands of enthusiastic
Frenchmen broke through the
police line trying to carry
Paulhan in triumph about the
streets.
Scores of the most noted
aviators in France were pres
ent as a committee to
welcome Paulhan, but
they were swept off their feet
and brushed to one side by the
rushing enthusiasts.
RAID BUCKET SHOP.
JERSEY CITY. X. J., April 30.—
Government agents today raided
and wrecked the offices of Thomas
Marrln, an alleged bucket shop pro
prietor, here today. Joseph Becker,
another alleged bucket shop pro
prietor, of Wakefield. X. J., was ar
rested.
WEZLER JURY SECURED.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
TACOMA. April 30.—The jury
which vljl try Charles Wezler for
the murder of his divorced wife's
mother. Mrs. Fredericka Schulz.
has been secured, and the taking of
testimony was begun immediately,
Wezler has already signed a com
plete confession, the police say.
BURGLARIZE EIGHT OFFICES.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
TAiuMA, Wash.. April 30.—
Mysterious night burglars who have
hern working in Taconia for the
past year early this morning ran
sacked eight oatces in tne Fidelity
building, Tacoma's thirteen-story
office building. ihe thieves se
cured only small reward for their
hard work.
WANTS "EDUCATED" 111
TO "SAKE THE COUNTRY"
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WILKESHARRE. Pa., April 30.— .
I'rging that men of education and
scientific education ought to take a I
constant, active interest in public,
affairs, Attorney Qeneral Wicker-j
sham, addressing the members of j
the Northeastern Lehigh club, in I
their annual reunion tonight, called
upon them to help save the "gov-1
eminent of the people, by the peo- j
pie and for the people" from degen
erating "into a miserable scramble
of unworthy demagogues, aud then
perishing from the earth."
In part, he said:
"Intelligent comprehension of the
nature of the task imposed upon
those who are from time to time in
flated with the duties of repre-
BLiing tbe people in one capacity
the government; candid
with them in discharg-•
Ik Increasingly difficult
■ tolerant, a mere ,
Xii itical attitude, with
Aklioui-st eudeavors
BOARD ACCEPTS
RESIGNATION
OF CHURCH
(By United Press Leased Wire)
BOISE, April 30, —After a stormy
Besslon, lasting the greater part of
the day. during which evidence ad
duced at a private hearing which
has been seconded during the past
three days, considered and re- 1
viewed at length, the state board of
land commissioners unanimously
voted to accept the resignation of
Register M. 1. church, tendered to
Governor Brady one week aw, but
subsequently withheld at the re
quest of Church, in order that he
might answer and pxplain any
charges that might lie preferred
against him as the result of disclos
ures of the existence of a contract
for payment of $2000 in promoting
an irrigation project in Lemhi
county.
As Church failed to make the
threatened charges to the effect
that members of the hoard had prof
ited by the Carey act transactions,
tho action of the board In accepting
Church's resignation probably ends
the Investigation until the meeting
of the legislature in January.
30,000 PEOPLE
GREET WESTON
(By United Press Leased Wire)
YONKERS, X. V., April SO.—
Thirty thousand people greeted Ed
ward Payson Weston, the aged pe
destrian, here late tonight. Weston
left Wappingers Falls, six miles
south of Poughkeepsle, at 4:30, and
walked to Garrison, where he made
a brief stop at the cemetery to visit
the grave of his old time friend,
Hamilton Fish.
The injury which Weston re
ceived at Castleton a few days ago
still troubles him. However, he is
13 days ahead of his scheduled time
and will enter .New York city about
Monday noon.
270-TON ROCK
This famous rocking stone is in
the Argentine Republic, it weighs
270 tons, and is so nicely poised
that it rocks in the wind and may
he made to crack a walnut, but it is
so firmly placed that it resisted the
united efforts of 1000 horses that
tried to pull it down the hill.
OUT OF JURISDICTION.
Glenn If. Ourtiss. at a dinner In
Los Angeles during the brilliant
.1 vial ion week, said of the Wrightl
good humoredly:
"They don't own the air. you
know. Did you hear about that con
versation that was overheard be
tween them at the Dayton plant?
" 'Orvllle,' cries Wilbur, running
out of doors, excitedly: "look!
Heir's another aviator using our
patent!"
"'He certainly is!" shouts Or
vllle. "That's our simultaneous
warping and steering movement to
a T."
"'Call a cop!' screams Wilbur.
'Get another injunction!'
"But Orvllle, who had looked up
through his field-glass, laiu his hand
gently on his brother's arm. 'Come
on back to work, W ilbur,' he said,
'it's a duck.' "
Drill Sergeant (after three hours'
drill with the new recruit i Right
about face! New Recruit (not mov
ing)- Thank goodness. I'm right
' about something at last. —Kansas
City Journal.
"The one thing we demand from
our employes." said the head of the
office force, "is correctness in fig
ures." The applicant smoothed her
hipless skirt complacently. "I have
never had any complaints on that
1 score." she replied, with a glance
'of assurance.—Stanford University
I Chaparral.
serve the public Interest; and above
all, confidence in their integrity of
purpose until they be shown un
worthy of such confidence; these
things are essential to successful
representative government. The
tranters of our constitutions, state
and federal, conferred upon us a
greater inheritance. It is for us to
determine whether or not we shall
hand it down to our chilldreu unim
paired. It is a stately and commod
ious structure, shrewdly adapted to
the changing needs of different
times. Shall we suffer it to fall
into ignoble hands, its fair cham
bers to be desecrated and its walls
to crumble and decay, or shall we
maintain it in its dignity and sim-:
pliclty in its orderly proportions
and its appointed divisions. There
are questions that concern you men
of industry, you men of science, you
men of commerce —and which
should not relegate to the profes
sional politician, the newspaper
writer and the attorney."
miE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, MAT 1/1910.
THE CHILDREN OF PITTSBURG DO
NOT fIA YE TO PLA V IN THE STREEI
This Is a view in Ormsby park,
Pittsburg, showing the swings
which the city provides on the play
grounds for the children. A ma
tron is always in charge of the
COMMITTEE CLEARLY EXPLAINS
COMMISSION GOVERNMENT PLAN
What the Municipal Conditions Are
Now, and What They Would Be
Under Proposed Plan.
To the Electors of the City of Spo
kane:
Tho undersigned committee re
spectfully solicits your cooperation
with our efforts to effect a change
in the fundamental law of our city
and for the adoption of what is
known as the commission plan of
city government, and we submit
the following statement of the es
sential distinguishing features of
the two plans and our reasons for
the desirability and expediency of
such change. SL ~
1. Under the present plan «ir
city is governed by a mayor eOMfed
by the city at large and by a jetty
council of ten (10) members'land
the board of three (31 city coitttnis
sioners appointed by the uejjj'or.
Under the commission play the
city would be governed by three
(3) to five (5) commissioners
elected by the city at large, one ,of
wlipm would be mayor.
2. Under•the present plan me
ten (10) councilmen are not ex
pected to devote their entire time
lo the business of the city, but only
a few hours once or twice a week,
generally after the usual business
hours; under the proposed plan the
city commissioners would be re
quired to devote their entire time
to the business of the city, meet
daily for its general transaction, of
business, and each commissioner
would have absolute power over his
department without interferencei
from any other official.
3. Under the present plan the
mayor, who most of all is held
responsible for successful adminis
tration, is handicaped by the (actl
that his appointees can, without'
cause, be removed by the council,
thus virtually compelling him to
select not men of his choice, but
men acceptable to another branch
of government: while under the
commission plan the head of each
department has absolute power
over appointments and discharges
except as may be limited by civil
service provisions.
Thus the commission plan en
ables the voters both to determine
who is to be credited for the suc
cess of his department and also
who is to be held responsible for
its failure: under the present plan
responsibility is so divided be
tween the mayor, the council and
the board of city commissioners
that this is impossible.
4. Politics under our present
plan have frequently prevented the
nomination and election of the best
and most efficient candidates; un
der the new plan the commission
ers are nominated and elected
without regard to politics or party
affiliation.
."). Owing to the various refer
ences to committees and from one
department to another important
public improvements under the
present plan tire invariably secured
only after long, exasperating and
often disastrous delays and at ex
orbitant cost. Under the new plan
those causes for delay will not
exist and each commissioner will
be able by exercise of diligence and
proper discretion to establish a
reputation for efficiency, or by a
failure to produce satisfactory re
sults prove his inefficiency.
6. The old plan of city govern
ment in America is recognized as
a deplorable failure, owing to its
inefficiency because of its cumber
some character aud to the scandals
of corruption by reason of permit
ting the business and other admin
istrative affairs of the city to be
come the football of politicians,
and the experience of Spokane en
fortunately presents no exotptfrm
to the long line of failures if %\\
nieipal government.
7. The commission, plan of gov
ernment has been adopted in moife
than seventy (.70) American cftiASj;
it has been a success everywbere.
There is not one city in which de
mand has been made for a vvtdrn
to the old plan.
8. An essential feature of the
plan is to secure and retain the
safeguards of popular government.
This is done by provisions for the
recalling of officials when the peo
ple become dissatisfied with their
official conduct, and by reserving
to the people the right of direct
legislation. The further safeguard
is secured by a provision for full
publication of all official acts.
9. If you are satisfied with the
present city government, if you be
lieve that it is successful in pro
moting the genual welfare of the
people, aud that you are getting
full results, you are not interested
in the plea we make. Hut if you do
not believe our city government is
a success, if you desire to pre iit by
young folk here, and the children
flock to the park during the hot
summer afternoons. Hundreds of
children that would otherwise have
to play on the dirty and unsani
tary streets get the benefits of the
the experience of other cities, we
ask you to join with us in demand
ing the right to elect a committee
of fifteen (15) freeholders, em
powered to investigate those vari
ous plans of government, the old
one generally conceded to be a fail
ure and the new one successful
where tried, and thei report back
to us a charter for our adoption
That is all that we do ask in our
petitions.
Does not the good of Spokane
and your own personal interest de
mand that you join with us? Peti
tions for your signature are being
circulated and can also be found at
the offices of the chairman and of
the secretary.
The committee: Robert A. Munro,
315 Hyde block: Adolph Munter,
chairman, ;">OS Peyton block; Frank
H. Walker. J. Grier Ixmg. Rev. A.
C. Grier, D. C. Coates, Gordon C.
Corbaley, Harry A. Rhodes.
REBELS HOLD
THEIR POSITION
(By United Press Leased Wire)
| VIENNA, April 30.—Messages re
ceived here tonight, from Philippolls
■ say that the Albanians have held
| all the positions they have gained,
and deny that the Turkish army
had driven them out of the
Katchik pass as mentioned in the
Constantinople dispatches.
The Philippolis dispatches de
clare the Young Turks' officials
i are sending back to Constantinople
untrue messages in order to en
i courage the reservists, who have
been summoned to their colors.
The reservists, or in fact, a large
number of the regular soldiers, are
on the point of mutiny rather than
take the field against the Albani
| ans, declaring they are co-religion
; ists and that the present war is an
attempt on the part of the Young
j Turks to suppress the faith.
JOHNSON ON
\ TRAINING GROUND
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAX FRANCISCO, April 30.—
Jack Johnson is here to begin train
| ing for his fight with Jeffries. He
seems confident of his ability to put
over the sleep producing punch,
Jack went out to the Seal Rock
| house this morning, looked around
! a bit aud then came back to a
downtown hotel. He did not say
| just when he expects to begin train
! ing, though the big negro and his
manager. George Little, declared he
j would be down to hard work before
the middle of the week. It is likely.
! they intimated that active work
j would begin Wednesday.
TROUBLE FEARED IN STRIKE
(By United Press Leased Wire)
COLUMBUS, 0.. April 30.—Ru
j mors are current tonight that large
number of strikebreakers are being
j brought into the city. As a result,
i trouble is feared tomorrow.
I The strikebreakers are being
I housed In the car barns and when
I they make an attempt to run the
| cars trouble will surely follow.
ANOTHER TRAGEDY OF THE
RING.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
ALLENTOWN. Pa., April 30 —
Unconscious from concussion of
the brain and a broken jaw, "Kid"
Harrison, a local pugilist, is in a
critical condition at a hospital here
this afternoon.
$2.50 FREE
in Trade. Don't Fail
to See Our Windows
THE FASHION SHOP
So. 7 Howard Street
country within the city limits —
grass, trees, fresh air, etc. It is
parks and playgrounds such as
these that the Spokane park board
intends to make if it obtains the
passage of the bond measure.
CANNON BOLSTERS UP
ing to dictate legislation, as it is
now."
The speaker sketched the early
history of General Grant and then
devoted much of his speecn to the
storm of criticism with which Grant
was assailed and his triumph over
his enemies.
"His critics could find no military
genius." said Cannon, "no patriotic
devotion and no moral courage in
this man, while he was fighting
great battles, but after each and
every victory they were forced to
join in the cheers of approval that
came from the great heart of the
people.
"The critics misrepresented the
first citizen as he quietly circled
the globe with the modesty and
dignity of an American gentleman,
but the people gave Grant such a
welcome on his return as had never
before, or since been given to any
man in America.
Lincoln had a hundred orilliant
geniuses criticising him and tell
ing him what he ought to do. but
Lincoln saved the union without
following their advice or heeding
their criticism.
"Virile manhood does not form
coalitions of radicalism and lib
eralism, of vitriol and soothing
syrup, of republicanism and dem
ocracy. .Men may change their
political convictions, but they will
not attempt to yoke up protection
and free trade. Bound money and
fiat money, or sacrifice all princi
ples of political government for a
mere temporary victory and occu
pation of office, or ior petty re
venge.
"The whole combination of re
publican bolters, democrats and
publishers showed how blind men
may become when they forget, the
representative character of our gov
ernment in its party conventions,
as well as In the congress and ex
ecutive departments."
BABY'S SIGHT SAVED
The sight of this baby girl was
saved because of tbe campaign for
the education of mothers, which lias
been started and encouraged by
doctors and nurses, and which is
rapidly spreading all over the
country. A few clays after this
Cleveland baby was born the moth
er noticed the little one's eyes were
inflamed. The mother had read in
a newspaper of the effort to save
the eyesight of babies threatened,
and she immediately insisted that
the midwife attending her report
the case to the health officers. They
Investigated and began treating the
infant's eyes. It was a hard fight,
but now, after two months, the
baby's eyes are well. The disease is
known as opthaimia neonatorum.
It is easily cured if taken in time,
but means blindness if allowed to
continue a lew days. Mothers
are urged to immediately report all
cases of sore eyes in their babies
to a reliable physician at once.
APPROVES CANAL ESTIMATES.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, April 30.-— Presi
dent Taft. in a special message
transmitting the report of the
board on the fortification of the
Panama canal today, approved the
estimates which have been submit
ted by secretary MacVeagh, calling
for an immediate appropriation of
$4,000,000 out of a total of $14,000,
--ii4)o necessary for emplacements
and armament.
Y. W. C. A. "AT HOME."
The Young Woman's Christian
association Will bo at home Mon
day. May 0. after 8 o'clock at the
parlors of the Young Men's Chris
tian association. All of the
young women of the city are in
vited to attend.
J. E. CLARK PLEADS FOR
JUSTICE IN ELLIOTT CASE
Grand Army Man Demands That
Old Soldier's Case Be Impar
tially Heard.
Editor The Press: —What does
this justification without investiga
tion in the old soldier's, J. H. El
liott, case mean? It seems to me
that there has been quite enough
"hinltey dinkey, ranekaboo" efforts
made to ignore and cover up the
real facts in this case from the
public and to frivolously set aside
the sworn affidavits and signed
statements and accept in lieu there
of the statements of newspaper re
porters for the facts, on the side
of the justifiers. Not one of the
parties accused in this case have
made a sworn statement in self
defense or had a denial over his
own name, but on the other hand
has had a reporter to take the re
sponsibility and make the defense
for him. Now, if this matter is to
be settled by the reporters for the
papers friendly to the police, why
not give both sides, the plaintiff
and the defendant, a like chance.
There has never been a reporter
for the papers defending the police
to interview the parties making the
statements.
The whole of the would-be de
fense in this case reminds one of
the two traditional animals, the os
trich and the skunk. The ostrich,
when pressed or feeling that he is
in great danger and liable to lose
his plumage, seeks the first con
venient place he can find, either a
shrub or loose sand, and there puts
his head under cover, without any
thought of the great bulk of his
extremity that is exposed. The
skink, when pursued and caught in
the hen house, will withdraw, but,
oh, the whole community knows
who has been in the hen house.
And it is hard to remove the stench
unless you resort to proper and
systematic methods.
NO AFFIDAVITS FROM POLICE.
I don't believe that I am biased
in tliis matter, but I am confident
that there has been a great wrong
and injustice done to this old man
and lady by those who should be
their protectors. That is a pretty
good joke which appeared in an
evening paper of the 28th, which
suggested that the Press man be
tried lor libel because some one
had debauched old man Elliott and
his family. Why don't these peo- 1
pie who feel so aggrieved at these
sworn affidavits and signed state
ments come out like men. If they
are right, and sign up, so the pub
lic can see just what kind of state
ments they would make under oath.
Why get behind a newspaper re
porter and holler "B. 5.," as'was
heard in the council chamber Tues
day niglit when the affidavits of
the old lady and old man Elliott
were read to the city council. Is it
because old man Elliott is an old
soldier, and a few adopted sons of
America have so far inveigled
MA V HA YE TWO
FINE CITY BANDS
Should Spokane's people vote for
the park bonds, they may have two
city bands instead of one here dur
ing the coining summer. One will
be stationed at the north end of the
city in the outlying parks, to fur
nish music to residents of those
neighborhoods where, under the ar
rangements that have existed In
former seasons, the people wore
unable to enjoy the Sunday after
noons and evenings in the parks
with music, because of the distance
to the pleasure resorts closer to
the heart of the city.
RETURN INDICTMENTS
AGA INS 7 ME A T PA CKERS
(By United Press Leased Wire
SAVANAH, On., April 30.—/ The
federal grand jury late this after
noon returned Indictments charging
violation of the antitrust law
'gainst the Cudahy Packing Co.,
Schwarzohlld & Sulzberger, Swift
JOHN T. BRUSH VERY ILL.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
NEW YORK, April 30.—Word
was received here tonight that John
T. Brush, owner of the New York
(Hants, is coming here from San
Antonio, Texas, In the hope of re
cuperating, He is suffering from
locomotor ataxia and his physicians
have very little hope for him.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAN RAFAEL, Cel., April 30.—
Joe "Kid" Abbott, principal witness
against recently resigned Police
Commissioner Harry P. Flannery
of San Francisco, was released to
day on $4500 bail. The bail was
put up by Mis. Abbott. Abbott
will remain here nnd will not go to
Sun Francisco. He declared, how
over, that he had no fear of vio
lence befalling him. ,
A PIONEER DIES.
Kephl Pratt, for many years a
resident of ipokana and for the past
i three years a resident of Portland,
Ore died Friday at tho home of his
daughter, Mrs. \V. »'. Morris, of this
I city
Mr. Pratt was born In Illinois nnd
was v pioneer to the west in 1547.
lie is survived by his children, Mr.
N J Pratt, A. R. Pratt, F. M. Pratt,
.1 K. Pratt and Mrs. \V B. Mollis
of this city, Mrs. J. \V. Cave of I.os
Angelea, Cat, and Mrs. Prank New
ton, Mrs. Florence Lever and Wm. P,
Pratt of Salt Lake City.
CAN T AWAKE* HKR
' KALAMOZOO. Mich,, April 30.—
Pearl Stanley, the young woman wim
fell asleep several days ago, loon
after ahe arose, has not i>een awak
ened. , ,
Four phyatclana worked over tlie
woman and tried all imans known to
medical science, but were unable to
arouse her.
OLDKST SUBVANT.
M.LENTOWN, P., April SO, Mr.
and M'H. Harvey <J. Harlacher have
given a celebration in honor of tne
714 birthday anniversary <>f Bma
lin.bi Huth. their aervant, whose ca
reer uh a domestic runa by genealogy
back into Revolutionary times, when
hei forbeari became lervanta in ibu .
family. 1
themselves into the good graces of
the citizens of this community that
the oath of these old folks is to be
ignored by a loyal and patriotic
people.
Now, to be fair, why justify your
selves before an investigation has
been had? But you say that an
investigation was had by <me com
mittee, and what was the -result?
If the investigation conilnittee
found the results they did from the
evidence only of the justifiers, what
would have been the result if both
sides had been heard? We are not
asking anything but a fair and im
partial investigation, and this no
honest man sfiould fear. If there
is nothing to it and it is all a lie and
there is no foundation for the
charges, then no man should be
afraid of the results.
LET JUSTICE PREVAIL.
God hates a coward. It does not
always follow that because a man
happens to be in a position where
bravery and principle should be
the highest aim of man that we al
ways find it so. But you siiy that
old man Elliott has been JkVused
of wrong and criminally charged,
by whom? If this be the case, and
any man charged with the enforce
ment of the law failed to invoke it
against tbe old man, then such man
has committed another offense in
not punishing the old man for the
crime. Instead, he railroaded him
in order to punish him because he
was trying to prevent a crime being
committed upon his family.
I am a citizen of the United
States and I am loyal to my God
and my country. I believe in prin
ciples and in men, and have no use
for an unprincipled evil-doer. I do
not attemp, neither have I attempt
ed, and neither will the Grand
Army countenance for a moment,
the upholding of Elliott or any
other member in any unprincipled
acts, but we will defend him or any
other member and his family
against indecent and unprincipled
attacks or debauching. We want
only the right to prevail and this
we demand in the name of good
Citizenship.
Give this old man and woman a
(banco to go before an impartial
committee. If there Is nothing in
the charges then we are in favor of
having them both punished for
bringing the charges without cause.
We want to thank this band of
noble, high minded and good prin
cipled women of the Woman's club
for the part they are taking in'
bringing about a higher plane of
decency in this beautiful city of
Spokane. "An open confession is
good for the soul." Let us be man
ly in this undertaking.
J. E. CLARK,
Chairman of the Relief Commit
tee of J. L. Reno Tost, O. A. R.,
212 Mi Granite Block, Spokane.
The other band will play Inter
mittently at the downtown parks,
Manlto, Liberty and Coeur d'Alene
parks. The matter of financing two
hands has been much talked of
since the park bond issue was
brought up, and it is now said to be
practically a certainty that if the is
sue goes through the two bands will
be hired.
Each band will likely be of about
15 pieces. The pay to members of
these will in all probability bo the
same as last year, $20 per week for
12 weeks during the summer
months.
& Co., Morris & Co. of Chicago, Km
mott U. Adams, W. D. Cooper and
F. M. Hull, local agents. They are
accused of combining to maintain
the price of meat and to regulate
the supply of meat products sold In
this section.
MORE TROUBLE
OVER NICARAGUA
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, April 30.—Un
less the United States takes hur
ried action to bring about peace in
Nicaragua, the United States and
Mexico may become involved in a
snarl. If order is to be restored
it must be done before the Pnn-
American conferences begin in
Buenos Ayres. Mexico has recog
nized President Madrlz as SCelaya's
successor and if an adjustment is
not reached before the conference,
it is probable that the United
States and Mexico will como to an
open disagreement.
GETS THAT $50,000 CHECK.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
LONDON. April 30.—Louil Paul
ban. the aviator, today received a
Check for |50,000 from the London
Daily Mail as a prise for his suc
cessful airship flight from London
to Manchester. The Mail an
nounced that another 150,000 prize
will be posted for an aeroplane feat
to be decided upon later.
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