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A BIG MURDER PLOT SUSPECTED
READ PRESS SPORTING EXTRA FOR LATEST SPORTS FOR SPOKANE AND ALL YOUR NEEDS can be supplied and at the ,minimum of cost by reading the ads daily in The Press. ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. SHIFTING WATER SHORTAGE BLAME ON COUNCIL OFFICER PROBABLY MURDERED FRESH DEVELOPMENTS IN STORY OF FIND ING OF SAUT BINE S BODY. Stripped of every shred of cloth ing save the high topped shoes and stockings, yet, still encircled by the shell belt and scabbard that carried his trusty weapon, the body of Offi cer P. H, Sautbine of the mer chants' police, missing since March 10, was found in the Spokane river, 15 miles down stream from this city, yesterday. Two great bruises, one over the pit of the stomach and the other squarely upon the chest, seem to tell of blows struck foul, perhaps in a heated encounter just before the victim may have been pitched bodily into the river by his Slayer. The skull of tho corpse is whole and bears no evidence of a blud geon's blow, and only a few other apparently Inconsequential wounds appear upon the body. There is a hole in the left side, just below the ribs. Total absence of clothing on the body tends to substantiate the theory of « struggle—likely upon the high Division street bridge, just north of which Sautbine was last seen, on the evening of March 10, while on the wuy to work. Unless the clothing had been badly tatter ed and torn. It is not probable that three months In the river would have stripped them from the body. Willi the finding of the body in the river, though such lias been the Common expectation, much inpor tance has suddenly been attached to a letter, claimed to have been received by Chief of Police Sulli van, telling of Bautbine's murder (Continued on Page 2.) "ILLINOIS BYWORD OF THE NATION" (By United Press Leased Wire.) CHICAGO, June 6.—Declar ing Illinois is becoming the by word of the nation, the Chicago Record-Herald today demands that Senator Lorimer resign. "Illinois is becoming a by word throughout the nation," the paper declares. "Senator Lorimer himself has *iot been accused of bribery, but as the number of self Implicated bribe takers is increasing, the people are beginning to wonder how many bribed votes may be nec essary to invalidate the elec tion. Everywhere is the thought, 'Lorimer must resign." (By United Press Leased Wire) JPORT TOWNSHND, Wash., June 6, —The schooner Forester, Captain O. A. Doewerlts, the first of the Alaska salmon fleol to return from Chlgnlk bay. sailed for WlnslOW this (nomine wheire she will tie up. Tim (forester pul into Port Towns end last night. ARE ALL WOMEN LIARS? CERTAINLY NOT BUT LISTEN TO THIS PREACHER Arc ii!l WOID«n liars? Is it true that woman, just be cause she is woman, can't Lell thi truth? Roy, B. C. Brown of Moline, 111., liiml tlic courage to tell 200 women * at the Unitarian conforeuce'ln Chi cago that such was the case, and they're now saving gfmie really awful things about Mr. Drown, "All women are liars." declared the Hey. Mr. Brown, "Telling falsehoods Is woman's chief sin." There was a breathless pause, and thou, in rapport of his conten tion, Mr. Brown offered these in dictments: 'AVTnI Jtfra not at home when v\ Itors you do not cart- to sec com to call. "You disguise your vojees In liv' tation of your maids and tell ,ic< pie over the telephone .mil are (Continued on uaa* 7.1 THE MAIDEN'S BONNET. My bonnet spreads over the ocean, My bonnet spreads over the sea. To merely spread over the sidewalk Is not enough for me. —Chicago Journal. CINCINNATI.—CIimbing down a rope ladder from the third-story of her home, Stella Ivy, 14, daughter of a court marshal, eloped with Albert Kinkle, also 14. The chil dren have not been found yet. KLAMATH FALLS, Ore—Cora Seaton, 16, is under arrest on a charge of setting fire to a house. "There was one man whose life was perfect," said the Sunday school teacher. "Mary, can you tell me who he was?" "He was mama's first husband," said little Mary. NEW YORK —While on his way from Chicago to this city, William Minor had $".0,000 stolen from him. The money was in a bag by his side in the sleeping car berth. "You don't amount to much." "Tut, tut," father." "I could paddle my own canoe at your age." .."Well, dati, I do pretty well for a rich man's son. I can operate my own motor boat." NEW YORK. —It is rumored that Alfred (1. Vanderbilt will marry the •'guardsmen's Goddess," Miss Lily Klsie, a singer in George Edward's musical comedy company. She is considered by many to be the most beautiful woman in England. WASHINGTON.—President Taft returned from his latest junket last night. . He was pleased at the enthusiasm of the crowds that met his train along the route. "THEN IT HAPPENED" (Our Dal'y Disconnected Story.l 'Twas an ordinary soap box. I n dement h it were three sticks, loosely but cunningly laid together, At the end of one of Hie sticks was a tempting Parker house roll. Tlie birdie! found the box and the bun, Twittering' with glee it hopped upon one of the delicately adjusted sticks. Chick a dee dee." the birdie! burbled. (lood night! (The end 1 BOMB SAMPI i-:s OF i.M.i LYING CHARUBD UP AGAINST TUG WOMBN POUCB. Special Illustrated news service of The Press best In city. WATER BUCKET ! BRIGADE BUSY A meeting has been called for tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the home of J. F. Miller, E227 Gordon avenue, in Lidger wood, to discuss the water situation and the shortage of water in that locality. This is the district that recently sent the women with tin buck-, ets to the city hall, where they were given but little encour agement. There has been a water shortage in the same neigh forhood almost daily for the last week and there was no waste there this morning. How next to proceed in the campaign for water will be the chief topic for consideration. There has been a change of tac tics at the water office in the an swer given to people who protest over the water shortage on the north hill, which was worse this morning than it has been for a week. Now the water department men want to shift the blame on the city council because it reopened the Pine street pumping station. The SPOKANE PEOPLE WANT A "FATHERS' DAY" NOW "Father's Day!" Some time ago there was a day set aside throughout the land to be known as Mother's day and to be celebated the first Sab bath in May. This holiday was given birth to in the East, but the West has gone them one better. Mrs. J. B. Dodd of Spokane heads the petition approved by the Ministerial Alli ance of this city to set aside the first Sabbath in June to be known as Father's day. She wishes this idea to take root and to sprout in the hearts of the people of our country. The object of this day, she says, is to bring other father and child, and to give to the head of the house and the earner of the daily bread for his brood all respect and honor due him. It is also the aim of this day to instill the same love and reverence for the father as is the mother's portion. The petition has been signed thus far by the following men of Spokane: Mark H. Wheeler, Y. M. C. A.; George H. Forbes, secretary Y. M. C. A.: Mills E. Pettibone, secretary Ministerial Alliance. • The name of Mrs. J. B. Dodd heads the list. • THE KISS IN ALL AGES The story of the oldest human custom in the world will in The Press tomorrow. The story will bo told in six thrilling chapters, a heart throb in every one. YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO -Miss IT! SYSTEM TO PREVENT FOREST FIRES (By United Press Leased Wire) PORTLAND, Ore., June B.— In an tlelpatlon of a dry season and re sulting forest fires in Oregon and Washington, the forest service, the railroads,, timber owners and slate SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1910. ANNOUNCEMENT! reopening of the Pine street pump ing station is blamed for the short-' age of water on the north hill, in ■pite of the fact that the big end sf the city's supply flows through the mains in that locality and passes on south to the other side , of the city. The Pine street pump tng station was ordered opened that If might aid in filling the Four teenth avenue standpipe and thus, relieve the shortage in the Soutli Side Cable addition. An effort is being made to rush work on the Installation of the new pumping machinery and it is an nounced that it may be in opera tion in two weeks. 1 Water failed in the North Mon roe hill district as early as 8 o'clock this morning. A woman in that section telephoned to the may or's office to know what the chances for relief were and she Was referred to the water department. There she was told to see the city council, as it was to blame. She -then called up Councilman Dalke, who told her that the council had | nothing to do with it, that the ex-i ecutlve department was the cause] of all the truoble. and county organizations have com bined and are putting an effctive system of patrol into operation, ac cording to District Forecaster C. S. 1 Chapman today. Many or the railroads already have set large forces of men at work clearing rights of way in the northwest of brush and Inflammable grasses for a distance of 100 feet on either side of the tracks. In addi tion, train, crews ate being in structed in forest fire lighting. "PEEPING" TOM DEAD (By United Press Leased Wire) SEATTLE, June 8. -Women ami children of Youngstown, a suburb, wholiave fled inside al nightfall for the last three weeks, may venture out again tonight, their fear of a "peeping Tom" dispelled. As a small posse was returning from a search for the man iii the woods last night, they discovered the body of a man answer ng th* fugitive's description hanging to a tree, tied by a niece of heav> wrap ping cord. The man's pocKets "ere stuffed with hay and his body w.is Covered with onl> a pair of over alls and a working shirt. The gen eiul appearance of the body con firms the belief that the ni.in was Innate, and is tin- same that U.i- I terrorized the timid of the llflghktU himd lor wccKh- SIXTY IN ILK OUT ON STRIKE TROUBLE AT SHUBERT .THEATER BUILDING ' OVER NONUNION MEN. A walkout of about tin men of all trades took place at the new Shu belt or Meriis theater, under con struct ion on Front avenue near Fost street. The men refused to return to the work until either the IWO Italians Who are engaged on the ornamental staff work in the later lor of the playhouse, were dls ■ v barged or Join the union. Janus Smyth of the James The Press receives the full leased wire report of the United Press. WOULDN'T THIS HAVE SAVED TIME? Smyth Plumbing and Heating com pany, was this morning notified to take off his 11 plumbers and fitters from the Job at the theater until further notice. He says that he does not know the reason, further than that two non-union plasterers had been taken on and that A. Man dioll, who has charge of the in terior decorative work, refused to let them go. Smyth complied wUh the request and is awaiting further developments. 11, \v. Hendricks, representing Architect K. w. Houghton, when asked as to the cause of the walk out, said: "1 asked the delegates of the carpenters and plasters union to la) their grievances before me in the presence of the sten ographer, hut they refused and called their men off the job. 1 am willing to listen to them ami to do all that is in my power, hut cannot understand tin- reason for this trouble. 1 am acting for Architect Houghton anil am ready lo listen to any reasonable appeal." (By United Press Leased Wire) LONDON, June o. — The interna tional horse show, with 10,000 en tries and a list of prizes aggregat ing $70,000, opened today. It was planned to have Colonel Roosevelt preside at the opening, but all cere uonles were eliminated because oi the recent death oi King Edward, THE INLAND EHPIR^ EIGHTH YEAR, No. 304 25 CENTS A MONTH How the Publicity Forces Needed Action An illustration of the need of a fearless newspaper to protect the interests of the people is shown in the matter of the construction of the new Monroe street bridge, mentioned In The Press a few days ago. Two young engineers have been placed in the active charge of a job that if not properly managed may cost half a million of the tax payers' money and the lives of many workingmen. The futile efforts of these young fellows to make headway with the bridge, and the con tinued discharge of competent superintendents of construction be cause they would ont permit the young engineers to dictate the man ner in which the actual construction should be carried on, and caus ing the death of one man and the Injury of four others, has resulted In forcing the engineer's office and the high officials at the city hall to take action. Because of this J. H. Farney, a skilled steel worker, has been placed in charge of the active work on the bridge, and will fur> nish the mechanical skill which the job has lacked since the resigns* tion of Stewart, the last foreman, a week ago. POINDEXTER STRONG IN SENATOR JONES' HOME Judge Burke and John L. Wilson gave up the tight in eastern Washington. The Yakima Herald, published at North Yakima, the home of Senator Jones, has the following to say on the senatorial situa tion in eastern Washington: •Judge Burke and John Wilson, candidates for the United States senate, residing in Seattle, invaded the east side of the state about 10 days ago. with the intention of spending several * months among tho voters. They both have changed their Blinds suddenly, cancelled all of their engagements and after ridiculous excuses have ;.un' b.ick to Se.utv in whisper the situation over. The) each discovered 'hat about no p, i cent of the republicans wherever they went on the east side were for Polndexter, first, • last and all the time.'' liiiniiiniiiHC3SßaKSShN|!iiiM»« HOME EDITION Weather —Showers tonight md Tuesday. Yesterday- Max, temp., 86; Mm. 50. .