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THE SPOKANE
ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE OENTS.
LOOKS VERY BAD FOR MRS. KERSH
HILL PAYING CO.
HAS NEW SCHEME
Being anxious to got their money out of the Browne's
addition paving job, the Hill Paving company, through
Frank Allen, their attorney, today filed with the board
of public works for adoption, a typewritten resolution au
thorizing the withdrawal of the bond for $10,000 deposited
by the Hill company as surety for the completion of cer
tain brick paving not finished when the bond was given.
The city engineer has about completed his final approval
of the contract, and it is thought that Hill will be re
leased. Hill has already been absolved from the necessity
of caring for any maintainanee on the job.'
WILL FIGHT TO
CLEAR NAME
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, Wn., Dec. 14.—Firmly resolved to fight to
clear his name, .Joseph Gardner, former head of the Con
solidated Chicle Company, who*disappeared two months
ago, leaving a trail of debts and four chagres of forgery,
was brought hack to Seattle from Virginia l»v Deputy
Sheriff Stringer. He is free on $10,000 hail.
"My wife is going to stick by me," said (lardner, "and
] am going to try to clear up this matter and start anew.
] intend to stay right here in Seattle and show my appre
ciation of the loyalty of my friends."
REFERENDUM KILLED
IN PROPOSED CHARIER
PROPERTY OWNERS WILL FIGHT $500,000 SEWER
TO THE LAST DITCH—MEETING TODAY.
> HOW THE REFERENDUM 18
KILLED IN THE NEW
• CHARTER.
► Article 111, Section 19—Or
► dinnnces, When Effective. Or
► dlnances makinK the annual
I tax levy and appropriation,
► ordinances relating to local
► improvements and assess
► ments therefor, ordinances
► making appropriations and or
I- dinauccs containing a state
► nient of their urgency, shall
► take effect immediately on
► their passage.
► Article XII, Section 120—
► The provisions of this char
► ler with reference to elections,
► reca'fl'of elected officers, di
► red legislation and charter
► amendment shall be in force
► from the date of the adoption
► of this charter.
Finding that If the new city char
ter Is adopted the referendum peti
tion started by the North Hill Im
provement club and the liidger
wood Kenwood Improvement club
against the fr>oo,ooo north side
sewer grab has bumped up against
a stone wall, the citizens' commit
tee in charge of the referendum
found themselves in a quandry this
morning.
The affPess of the new charter
mean! wsi. cutting off "at the
breeches pocket" of the proposed
referendum, which Is permitted
under the present charter govern
ing the exercise of the right of
direct legislation by the people.
Should the old charter be permit
ted to stand the people of the north
hill will then have an opportunity
to carry on their fight against the
sewer iniquity and force the city
council to submit this grab to a
vote of the people.
This condition was made clear
by a legal opinion rendered today
noon by Judge W. A. Richardson,
attorney for the sewer protestants,
who said that there Is absolutely
no recourse for the property owli
ners under the new charter, and
that the referendum, if started,
must die as soon as the new char
ter is adopted, which will be l>e
camber 28, if it succeeds at the
(tails.
The sever referendum committee
has concluded to go ahead with its
petition and at the same time cir
culate a further protest by the
property owners to the city coun
cil, agreeing never to pay a cent of
the sewer assessment until forced
to by the courts.
The North 11111 Improvement club
will meet Thursday night in the
Monroe Park Presbyterian church,
Monroe and Rockwell streets, and
the Kenwood-Lidgerwood club will
meet Friday night at the Hamilton
school.
TWO MEN
KILLED IN
EXPLOSION
RAVENSDALE, Wash., Dec. 14.
Two men wers killed snd two fa
tally Injured in an explosion of
cosl gas In the mines here yester
day. Ivan Cole and L. Maurlsch
wsre Instantly killed and A. P.
Johnson and L Smith, who were
rescusd a few minutes sftsr ths
explosion, will probably dio.
REAL FOX HUNT
IN A SCHOOLROOM
There was a, fox. hunt ip.Mooti
cello, near here.
Tlie dogs were
In hot pursuit of
the fox, and, cor
nered, he leaped
through the open
window. of a
country school
room,' with " the
.lok* after him.
h'ox and dogs
eased around
the aisles, the
mplla jumped
Bpon their desks
and the teacuer goreanMd. The
bunton tln&U) rellovod 'he pres-
I vi" and Im toad Mr, K> ynaid.
Santa Clauses We Would Like to Meet
PAYS IN
ONLY $2.25
PER DAY
Claim Part of Work is Spent
on W. W. P. Line—Men
Pay $1 for Jobs.
A political pull is a great thing.
This has been illustrated in msny
ways during ths Pratt administra
tion, but never more clearly than
in the case of the paving work on
Indiana avenue, where the Hassam
Paving company, which has a
stand-in with the city hall bunch,
has been allowed to beat the ordi
nance regulating the rate of wages
to be paid to laborers employed on
city work.
The Hassam Paving company Is
paying its men on this work at
the rate of |2.25 a day, when the
ordinance distinctly says that $3
shall he the wage rate for all men
employed on city work, and that
eight hours a day shall be worked.
Not only Is the Hassam company
violating the provisions of the law
as to the wages to be psid, but it
as well is overlooking entirely the
eight-hour day law.
The Hassam company, however.
Is working its men all the way
from three to 12 hours dally, and
Is paying them some days at the $3
rate and other days at a rste of
only 12.25—the men not knowing
Continued on Page Two.
SPOKANE POSTOFFICE
UNIQUE.
Spokane postofflce is dis
tinctive, did you know that?
It has something on all other
offices in the department—
namely, a package chute out
side of the bunding. It is on
the east side, iJncoln street,
and nil you h",ve to do Is to
' walk up to it and open the
lid, letting your package drop
directly to the malllwg room.
Troy Wants a Manager.
TROY, N. V., Dec. ii. —Fearing
that the great wheel of progress
will slip unless they get busy
pretty soon, tlx 1 Troy ipanagK'inent
has offered the managerial reins to
Charley Dooiey, latlt year with
rtlca.
THE "PINK"
NIGHT EXTRA
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEIgNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1910.
MRS. CUDAHY MAY
FIGHT WILL
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 14.—Coincident with the discovery of
secret properties that bring the"total estate left by Michael
Cudahy to $20,000,000, the divorced wife of .Jack Cudahy,
son of the late millionaire packer, arrived here today.
Mrs.'Cudahy refused to discuss reports that she intends
contesting the will in order to protect her children's in
terests. iMtgi
TO DEMAND 25 CENTS EVERY
TIME HE REFUSES A DRINK
CINCINNATI. Dec. 14— Larry big catcher of the
■ Reds, will soon make a new pronoeition in regard to his salary
>ifhels to play with the team next year. Lairy says he will in
' sist upon being paid at the rate of 25 cents for every drink he re
• fuses during the coming year.
• "I was made to sign a fool contract last year," said Larry to
• day, "and now I'm going to make a contract of my own. 1 was to
• lose $2f> every time I touched a drink after my fling at Hot
> Springs. Now 1 want to be paid for every time 1 refuse a drink.
"1 will pay for a man to go abound wttS me to ace that I
' don't take a drink and to get Uwe#orrect number of times that
' 1 am asked to take a drink in a djß. Tins inky sound foolish, but
■it is on the level." .Mi
McLean insists that he ,mean«R< ry word he says about his
new contract and proposes.to hero ft drawn up within a few
• days. IB j
PINGHOT ATTACKS
BALLMKR REPORT
v
(By United Press Lease j Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—At
tacking the majority report of ths
Dallinger-Pinchot congressional in
vestigating committee, and calling
upon congress o place Itself on
record, Gifford Pinchot. former
chief forester of the United States,
today discussed the recent go-call
ed "whitewashing" of the secre
tary of the Interior. Pinchot, in
the course of his statement, char
acterised Judge Halllnger as "the
most dangerous enemy conservn
tlon ever had." and Incidentally re*
ferred to the de-|i bill given Sen
ator William Larimer of Illinois by
an Investigating commitleo.
'1 am not concerned for my own
reputation cr rOrttno in i i ;;*•
ter. Irrespective of win th>r > \
S favors Bellinger or condemns
It is evident that the people
their representatives to maae
ord of their own questions.
The constituents or men favoring
the Investigation are entitled to
j know which of the three commit
tee reports congress approves.
"Certainly the standpatters, be
lieving In the Lalllnger kind of
conservation, are entitled to the
chance of going on record to that
effect. I have one observation to
make After the standpat major
ityfcf the committee had said what
it tad to say in defense of Hal
Hater. >' proceeded to vigorously
sttt.i crt the coal land policy Hal
linger had attacked. They took the
ids: 'leal position flint Price. Ulavts,
•* " i lfi u'Hl r: w cii had defended
frejn tho ..tart." |
THE SPOKANE
4«va«l|li^^
STRIKE NOT
SETTLED
(By United Press.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 14.—The
striking garment workers,
although they have been suf
fering from hunger and cold,
rejected the peace plans of
fered by the employers. The
strike will continue indefi
nitely.
SHORT
SEASON
(By United Press.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.—A
season opening April 12 and
closing October 8, was tenta
tively agreed upon at the
meeting of the American
league here today. The
schedule will be drawn up
and formally adopted at the
February meeting, it was
decided.
HATTIE
LE BLANC
FREE GIRL
Jury Acquits Her of Mur
der—Crowd Cheers
Verdict.
CAMBRIDGE, Man., Dee. 14.—
Hattie Leßlanc was acquitted of
the murder of Clarence Glover by
a jury here. The verdict was
reached after short deliberation.
When the court had completed
its instructions to the jury, Miss
Leßlanc was asked if she desired
to make » statement.
"I didn't kill Clarence Glover,"
she said tremblingly. "I want to
go home with my father."
VERDICT 13 CHEERED.
Wild cheering followed the an
nouncement of the verdict. The
public sentiment has been strong
for the 17-year-old girl defendant.
Miss Le Hlanc was accused by
Glover in his dying statement.
"Hattie shot me," were his last
words.
The girl sat with her father and
her auuts while the verdict was
being read.
The trial was one of the most
sensational ever held in this sec
tion. Glover was a wealthy latin
dryman. Miss Le Hlanc is a poor
French-Canadian girl whom Glover i
took from her home In Canada to'
educate. Glover's wife was the !
principal witness for tbe prosecu- -
tion. !
SPENDING $100,000
EVERY MINUTE
(By United Prses Le*»ed Wire)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—
houte of representatives is
spending $100,000 every minute
was a statement made by
mathematicians here today. It
was calculated that In ths first
seven working days of ths
present session ths house ap
propriated $191,000,000, which
is the totsl of ths rivsrs and
harbors, Indian and pension
supply bills.
Ths house has been In ses
sion 31 1-2 hours, snaking sn
average appropriation of
•?«,000,000 hourly.
NINTH YEAR, No. 54 25 CENTS A MONTE
TESTIMONY IN
TRIAL GOING
AGAINST HER
(By United Press Leased Wire.) * *
PORTLAND, Ore., Dee. 14.—Positive testimony that
the trunk in which the body of William Johnson was
found, had been purchased by Mrs. Carrie Kerseh pre
vious to the hour Johnson was murdered by Jesse Webb,
was brought out by the prosecution today in Mrs. Kerseh *s
trial for complicity in the New Grand Central hotel mur
der of last June.
David Stine, who sold the trunk to Mrs. Kersch, and
Albert Tank, the expressman who hauled it to the hotel,
both testified that the trunk had been sold and delivered
before 4 o'clock on the, afternoon of June 20, the hour
which Johnson was murdered. Their testimony was given
to bear out the theory of the state that Webb and Mrs,
Kersch conspired to kill Johnson for his oney.
Lawrence O'Neil, a saloon an from Spokane,, was an
other important state witness. He testified that Webb,
while in Spokane, spoke of Johnson and remarked that
he was "fat," meaning that he had much money. Webb,
while on trial, denied that he had met Johnson in Spokane.
The state has practically completed its case, and early
this afternoon it was expected the defense would start the
presentment of its side of the ease tomorrow. •
GIRL WHO RAN AWAY WITH
WAITER MADE A MILLIONAIRE
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14.—Roberts De Janon of Lee Angeles,
Cal., was made a millionaire today by the provisions of ths will of
Robert Buist, a millionaire seedman of Philadelphia. Buist's mil
lions were bequeathed to the girl under certain restrictions calculated
to protect her from adventurers. Miss DeJanon Isst year ran away
with Frederick Cohen, a waiter in a Philadelphia hotel where shs
lived. Buist died Isst night. Ths girl is his granddaughter. She
was sn route from Los Angeles to this city at ths tlms of his death.
A NOON EDITION FEATURE.
► Want a job, for yourself or someone else? Read the noon
► edition of The Spokane Press. Every day now a list of situa
► tions open to men and women in this city is being printed, free
► of charge, on the first page of the noon edition, on the streets
►at 11:30 o'clock. Costs only 1 cent. All who want to employ
► men or women can find them by sending information for this
► free want ad bureau.
23 MEN
ENTOMBED
IN MINE
Rescue Parties Searching at
Bluefields, West Vir
ginia.
BLUEFIELDS, W. Va.,
Deceher l * t l4. — Twenty-six
miners were killed and 23
entombed in the Clreen mine
at Taeoma, Va., according to
a report received here this
afternoon, t
A terrific explosion oc
curred at the mine. It is re
ported that 22 of the men
working in the lower levels
were killed outright and five
others have no avenue of
escape. Rescue parties have
been organized and rushed
to the scene of the disaster.
The reports of the number of
dead have not yet been con
firms 1.
Kosgler C*ptain for Rochester.
N. Y. Dec. 14.—
ConrSoß. Koegler of New York
city was elected captain of the lim
tootball eleven of the University
of Rochester.
WOULD SELL
FORT WRIGHT
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14.—
Senator Jones of Washington
introduced a hill to sell the
Spokane military reservation,
and use the proceeds for the
Colville - Spokane. Indian
school.
INDIAN DIES,
AGED 115
(By United Prose Leased Wire*
LOS ANOELES, Cat., Dec
14.—Metowir. US yearn, *
member of the tribe ef Kowav
kapl, la dead at the heme of <
hie daughter, Mr*. C. A. •>«.
ehito,, ef Lea Angeles. Hie
funeral will be held under the/
rltee of the Catholic ehoreh.
Mstewlr wan born in ms oat
what la" new the Mesa Or—da
reservation, near tan Wage* f
STOLE SKINS
worth mm
(Sv United Press Leased Wire)
CHICAGO. Dee. It-8. Ml**
man. furrier, reported to the gejhjej
today that robbers had entered fesn
store and took 4SOO mink skina aSd
other valuable furs. He said mi
store practically had been cleaned
out and estimated ale loss at
m.coo.
I Trl-Stats League In Danger.
I HARRIBBURO, Pn,, Doc U.-*
According to a statement made §*
a Lancaster offioUU, every »S
State franchise but Trenton and
Lancaster is for sale,

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