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HOME EDITION—ONE CENT WEATHER ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS, i A FEW REAL FACTS ON METERS, FOR THE CITIZENS Bearing directly upon that brilliant scheme of that equally brilliant Vjuple, Mayor Pratt and Commissioner Armstrong of the board of works, te compel the whole city to be metered, The Spokane Press has secured some very interesting figures. They may not be absolutely accurate, but, practically speaking, they ARE accurate, which is more than can be said for Armstrong's hodgepodge lining up of the situation. And here are the figures The Press has obtained: Approximate cost of water meters and installation, including maintenance and repairs for five years, based upon present total number of water taps $ 22,000 COBT OF METERS AND INSTALLATION. 60,000 three-fourth Inch meters, average $18 each Installed... . .$360,000 2,000 one Inch to six Inch meters, average $45 each Installed... 90,000 Total estimated cost, meters and installing $450,000 THE TRUTH ABOUT DIETZ Tangled Tale of Crude Grafters, Bare-Knuckled Big Busi ness, Gun-Toting Politicians and Outraged Law Re veals Lonely, Heroic Figure of One Man, Honest But Embittered, Fighting Single Handed in Primitive Style for His Hearth and Home—A Thrilling Story Now Told for the First Time. EDITOR'S NOTE—The trial of John Deitz, "Outlaw of Camer on Dam," will begin soon at Hay ward. Wis. The truly remarkable story of this man has never been told, it has come piecemeal from the Wisconsin woods for eight years, often colored and distorted. To get the TRUTH, The Press sent Correspondent Raymond Evans to the scene. He spent a week there, probing the facts with open mind. He sends back a narrative full of romance and human interest, told In three chapters. Today's is No. I.—EDITOR. BY RAYMOND EVANS. HAYWARD. Wis., Nov. 28.—John Deitz isn't the only outlaw in Saw yer county. It's easy to determine that be yond There's no question about it at all. Those other outlaws of Sawyer county may not be technically and officially outlaws, as is John Deitz; certainly they are not admittedly outlaws, as is he. Nevertheless the bold fact remains that they ARE outlaws. For those men are not all dead yet who made a milk cow of Saw yer county, who bankrupted the county treasury while; they stripped Sawyer county of Its timber, who made county politics a byword and carried grafting to the limit of crudity and unblushing frankness In operation. The men are not yet dead who were wont to herd Ghlppewas to the polls, each Indian with a piece of money in one hand and a ticket in the other. There are men in (Continued on Page 6.) BRUTAL ATTACK ON GIRL LURED FROM A DANCE NEW YORK, Nov. 28 —John | O'Hrlen, his brother, Thomas, Ja cob Cohen and Samuel Friedman were arraigned In cour yesterday and held in $5000 bail each on a charge of assault and robbery pre ferred by Miss Myrtle Hell Hard ing. Friedman was arrested In the morning, but the three other pris oners were arrested directly after the assault. The young woman was in court, und her appearance was evident that she had been terribly beaten. She said she met the O'Briens In For Spokane and vicinity, enow or rain tonight and Tueeday. Maximum 35, minimum 30. Spokane's First Good Snowstorm of Season Has It's Joys "-Also It's Sorrows JOHN DEITZ: Shrewd, < capable, fairly well read, < hardy nnd strong, with a good < hand for the ax or ploy and « a good eye along a rifle bar- « rel. MRS. niKTS: A fit help- < mate, inured to hardship, < once a school teacher, level- < headed, gritty. < CLARENCE: Eldest son, < a quick thinker, resourceful, < courageous—acd a good shot. « AI.MY It A : Eldest daugh- < ter, well educated, unusually- < intelligent, and very handy < with a rifle. < LESLIE: Daredevil of the - family, "No more afraid of < bullets than snowflaHea." < HELEN: Fourteen, a » healthy, happy American girl. • JOHN, JR.: The baby, sev- • en years old, with long curls ■ "and chubby, valliunt fists. • a dance hall and was lured by them to a stable. In the staMe, she charged, she was attacked, benten aud robbed by four men. They beat her almost to uncon sciousness and robbed her of a diamond necklace und a purse con taining $20. THE DEITZ FAMILY. WHAT A LOT HE'S < GOT TO ANBWER FOR. I CHICAGO. Nov. 28.—Mar- • rlage License Clerk Morris < Sulmonson, who has hold the • job for 25 years and In that 1 time issued übout 500.000 per- • mils, will have to go when • the democrat* take hold. Two • deputies in the couuty trees- • urer'a office whe have served 37 years are marked • for decapitation. 1 The Spokane Press MAINTENANCE, ETC. Repairs, $1 per year per meter for five years $110,000 Reading meters, eight men for five years 35,000 Office expense, two men for five years 10,000 Testing, disconnecting, etc., for five years 15,000 Total maintenance, etc., for five years... 170,000 Grand total '. $620,000 Now citizens, seriously, what do you think of that? Here is a grand total cost in five years of $620,000 for a scheme which has not been in troduced or plead for by the people or the council, but solely by this enterprising little mayor of ours, and his equally enterprising little board of works. Armstrong's estimate of the cost is only $216,451. He doesn't any where near approach a fair estimate of the initial cost, and he serenely ignores the accumulating cost of the project. I MURDER; FEW FACTS OBTAINED The police today are searching for Dan Rubertt, an Austrian bar tender, who, it is alleged, shot and instantly killed Eli Basta, and se verely wounded "Dutch" Zilliker, fellow countrymen, following a quarrel over a game of cards at an Austrian boarding house at 40 Main avenue, shortly after 9 o'clock last evening. Witnesses to the affray are con spicuous by their absence today, but according to the story told by Belllker, who is now at the Sacred Heart hospital, he and Basta en tered a room in the Main street house where Rubertt was engaged in a game of cards with several other Austrlans and hot words were passed between himself and Rubertt. The card game was the actual cause of the quarrel, but it Is claimed by Zelllker that the real motive of the crime was Rubertt's anger over the Tact that Zelllker, who was employed as bartender in a saloon owned by Americans, was taking some of the Austrian trade away from Rubertt's place. When Zelllker was shot he stum bledj out of the room, and heard sev.a il shots fired after he left. He did not know that Basta had been killed until after he was tak cnto the hospital. GIRL TRAINED TO STEAL. PROVIDENCE, Nov. 28.—Miss Florence White, 19 years old, was fined $10 in the district court to day for shoplifting. She gave the police the name of a young man In New York who. she says, in structs young girls how to steal from stores. She said this was the first time she had gotten Into court. DREAM LED HIM TO OLD LOVE AND ALTAR KANSAS CITY, Nov. 28.—1n a recent dream, Judge A. L, Anderson saw an old sweetheart he had loved In his youthful days when they were at school together In Ohio. He dreumed that her husband had died and that she was yearning for her boyhood beau. So, the judge's wife, having also died, lie wrote to Mrs. Mary E. Davis at her old borne iv Pallsaije, Col., and found that his dream was true. ' She said she willing to "come half way." He accordingly met her in Denver a few days ago and they were ninrrled, arriving here last evening. They were met by a band and presentd with v big arm chair. The Judge is v prominent resident of Independence and forme ly was a member ot the city council. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1910. "There was a man in our town (that's me) and he was wondrous wise (you bet), be did his shopping early, much to the clerk's surprise (that's her)." ILLINOIS HAS S, 638, S9l (United Press Leaeed Wire) WASHINGTON, Nov. 28.— The population of the state of Illinois is 5,638,591, according to the census bureau today. FIRE ENGINE WHEEL "DISHED" While responding to an alarm of fire shortly after 9 o'clock thie morning, Engine No. 3 of the local fire depart ment clewed in turning the corner of Division st. and Riv erside avenue, and waa put out of commission by the "dishing" of one of the rear wheels. Luckily none of the firemen riding on the engine were in- Jured. Several other vehicles suffered broken wheels today through slewing of the wheele on the elippery pavement in rounding corners' and crossing car tracks. HEN 18 BALD. RICHMOND, Ind., Nov. 28—WH1 iam N. Head of Lawrenceburg, Ind.. has a full grown chicken that is as bald as a blUiard ball. It was bald at Its birth and the mother refused to take care of It, so Mr. Head raised the chicken in his kitchen. The chicken was one of 13 hatched by the mother hen. j, £t addition to the actual estimated cost of installation, $18, for every house without a basement there would be an added cost of $8 for a meter box. And think how many houses there are in Spokane without baaements—houses the owners of which can least afford to support this scheme of the mayor and the board of works! S Now, another point in the argument of the people's learned friend, Armstrong: "We find from the actual experience of other cities that out water consumption could be cut at least three-quarters." Now this alone, in the opinion of The Press, is enough to damn the Prgtt-Armstrong scheme. If this cut in water consumption is granted, twip vital things are at once apparent: One, that the revenue of the cijy would be so greatly reduced that the water department would be ru3 at a great loss, and the other, that people would be using so little waier that the beauty and attractiveness of the city would be most seri oif|ly effected. [ I The water system is the people's system. People want all the water WINSTON "SUSSED" THE KIN 6, i IS ORDERED FROM PALACE (By United Press Leased Wire) LftfcpON, Nov. 28— The political situation attending the prorouging of parliament brought to light to- cause of a split between King George and Wnston Churchll, secrtaty for home affairs. His majesty is understood to have told Premier Asquith that positively never again will he meet Churchill either officially or socially. According to those who vouch for the truth of the story, Churchill aioused tho royal wrath somewhat in this way: Tile king is in the habit of read ing carefully every state paper sub mitted to him. This irked Chur chill, owing to the delay involved, so one day, it Is said, the home secretary entered the palace and placed a batch of documents on the LOOKED LIKE APPLE AND WHIPPED CREAM That big. red creation banging under the electrical dome on How ard and Riverside wore a crown of snow this morning which gave it a distinctly holiday appearance. Visions of baked apple and whipped i ream and also of the Christmas season came to the observer. The bright red of the apple and the sparkling white crown of unsullied white mane pedestrians pause In something akin to admiration. . J Looks like a big red mountain capped with snow," said one. f "Reminds me of the apples mother used to make," said another; "ail fluffy and juicy with a little mountain of whipped cream on top. l.<f'd. that used to be good," and he possed on. I "By George, but that's pretty," exclaimed another. "Red and a safw cap on it. Better leave it up all winter for us to look at. Just Sal appropriate for Christmas as apple shows, you know." 1 "Ix>oks like some guy had dumped a bucket of soap suds on It's lid." said a small boy: "guess they'd better take it down 'fore it falls dcfwn. Gee, wouldn't It be a sight if it fell on dat cop standin' in de street there?" and he blinked in delight. SNOW INTERFERES WITH MUCH WORK I -• The snow, the snow, the bound fu| snow, which has been drifting down so steadily since yesterday loronoon, has played merry havoc with tho laboring people of the city and with workmen generally whose bustnoHS depends upon fair weath er conditions. S.-\oral hundred mon employed by the various paving contractors of the city were laid off this morn ing, It being Impossible ti continue leaving work under present weath jor conditions. Worklngmen and contractors alike, however, have been excep t Dually lucky this season, the .sarin weather having continued king's desk, remarking significant ly that they were merely routine and need not be read. , George made a few remarks on his own account, which contained a solemn rebuke for the secretary's unbusinesslike methods. Churchill, whose worst enemy never accused him of lack of con fidence in the Infallibility of his own judgment, responded tartly that the king's business was to sign what his ministers asked him to sign, and that it really made a*> difference whether he ever read anything. The king Is said to have bounced from bis chair and in language ac quired during his early training in the royal navy, ordered the home secretary from the palace and di rected him to stay out as lopg as George V remained on the Job. much later than usual and making outside work more plentiful this fall than in a good many seasons past. Worklngmen and their fam ilies hay also benefitted by saving of fuel through the continuance of mild weather. WINS COFFIN IN ODD WAGER SHELHYVIU.E. Ind., Nov. 28.— So sure was he that Judge Sparks would be re-elected, M. O. Tlndall. undertaker, bet former Sheriff John Work a $l'>u coffin to $1.50 on bis man. The judge was defeated aud Tlndall showed Hurk the cas ket he had won. and offered to send it around to the house. "I don't need the thing now," protested Hurk. visibly disturbed Me refused to permit it to be sent to his home, and Tludall refuses lo pay the bet unless it is sent to tho house. ONE MONTH FOR 25 CENTS You can have The Prees -delivered right at your door early every afternoon for 25 centa per month. Phone Main Main 375. NINTH YEAR, No. 41 they need, at the lowest possible Cost. They do not want to save on water, they want to make their city ever more beautiful and attractive to other people and other capital. There is no water shortage. Tho capacity of the present pumping system is now 82,500,000 gallons per day. The average consumption in 1909 was 23,385,196 gallons per day; the maximum for the highest day was 46,000,000. So there is plenty of water, for at least a few years to come. In this meter proposition The Press is letting the people decide; in fact, it is the only agency of publicity that is accurately ascertaining , public sentiment. What the people want seems to be plenty of water at lowest possible rates, and liberty for themselves to decide whether they do or do not want meters; and emphatically no compulsory system. And then they also want to know what are the particular reasons for the mayor and the board of works trying to railroad through such a measure, when there was no public demand or necessity for it. This is the whole situation, as The Press sees it. And it is going to find out all the facts for the people. 14 MINERS ARE KILLED McALESTER, Okla., Nov. 28.— Fourteen miners were'killed by an explosion in the Jumbo asphalt mine, near Antlers, according to a HOT FIGHTS GOING ON IN MEXICO 'American Youth Arrested Because He Said Madero Could Lick Diaz. (By United Prees Lessed Wlre> EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 28.— Cruces, in the state of Chihuahua, Is being held by 2,000 rebels, ac cording to advices reaching here today, which etate that the insur gents captured the city Friday af ter a hot fight. Other reports were received stat ing that 20 insurgents were killed in fighting cix milee from the city of Chihuahua. These reports were verified thie afternoon by later ad vices, which stated that the com batants fDught all day before the revolutionists were routed. It ie not known how many federal sol diers were killed or wounded, as the troops are pursuing the rebels. Strong feeling le aroused here over she arrest of Dick Evans, an El Paso youth, who le held "incom municado at Juarez, where he had expreeeed the opinion that "Madero could whip Diaz and the Mexican army." Evens' parente were not permit ted to communicate with htm and the American consul is being urged to take up the matter w*h Wash ington. DAUGHTERS OF RiCH MEN TRY RANCHING AI'RORA. 111.. Nov. 28.—Mtss Winnie Henschbach, whose father, William Benschbach of Princeton, is one ot the wealthiest men in central Illinois, and Miss Cather ine Smith, daughter of W. I. Smith, also a wealthy resident of Prince ton, have taken up claims in Mon tanan and soon will go to a point 16 miles from Roundup. Mont., to work their homesteads for 14 months. WALKED IN BLEEP; FELL TO HIS DEATH ROCHESTER, N. V.. Nov. 28 — Thomas Mclaughlin, a contractor, is dead here as the result of a fall while walking in his sleep. His body was found on the sidewalk in front of his apartments. While stin asleep he had dived through the front window ot his bedroom. BOSTON.—The death of the Rev. Charles O. Lewis of Philadelphia, a missionary stationed at the Ameri can Baptist Foreign Missionary so ciety's mission at Suifu, Sze Chuan province. West China, is announced in a cablegram received at the so ciety's headquarters In this city. SHE NEVER SAW A MODERN THING IN 80 YEARS; THINK OF ALL SHE MISSED FORT WAYNE, Ind.. Nov. 28.- Incredlble as it may seem, it was not until a tew weeks ago that Miss Mary Welty nearly 80 years old, who lives in the southeastern part of this couuty, ever saw a city, , town or village, or- entered a store or other business building, she had 25 CENTS A MONTH message that reached here today. The cause of the explosion ie un known. The dead miners were all Americane, it ie eaid. PARLIAMENT DISMISSED DV GEORGE LONDON, Nov. JB.—King Oeorge V. today pro rouged parlia ment, thereby precipitating a bat tle between the lords snd liberals. The two houses met jointly snd listned to the formal speech of the king. The monarch thanked both houeee for their services and than announced hie Intention of pro rouging parliament and calling • general election. An address was read by Lord IxH-eburn, high chancellor. The members of the cabinet were not present, being engaged In an executive session. The sudden termination of the parliamentary session was brought about by the liberals, who are seek ing to destroy the veto power ot the lords. The king's address re ferred in touching terms to the death of King Edward VII. "I am determined to follow la my father's footsteps," said the king. M'DOWELL IS HELD NO RAIL (By United Preen Leased Wtra.l COEI'R DACKNE. Idaho, No*. 28 —James M McDowell, chargai with the murder of his wife af SpringstoS on November 7, will be remanded to the custody of the sheriff and bound over to the dis trict court without ball. This was the verdict of Probate Judge R. <£ Egbert this morning before whom the preliminary hearing has bean held. Without displaying any parties lar signs of nervousness. McDowell was led from the courtroom and placed in a cell, where he will re main until the next term of the dis trict court, when the case will be) sailed tor trial, some time attar DM first ot the year. The only defense made by At torney McFarland for McDowell was in a motion that the defendant be discharged because of men* at evidence. He declared la his argn ment that suspicion pointed morn toward the son. Elmer, than toward the father, because of the former*!! action in connection with the find ing of the body. No evidence was offered, however, to substantiate ibis theory. never been Inside a church; h»S never crossed the threshold ot ft school house, and never rod* on n railroad train or an electric car. It was not until her 78th birthday an niversary that all these things be came known to her, when she visit ed her sister here.