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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, PIVE CENTS. ■ GILL WON'T FIRE WAPPENSTEIN BIG STRIKE IS SETTLED (By United Press Leased Wire.) BAOEAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 20.—"Strike settled; men report for work Wednesday; particulars by mail." The above telegram announcing the settlement of the strike of L\HOO machinists on the .Missouri Pacific railway was received this afternoon from A. (). Wharton of St. Louis, business agent of the machinists by .1. (J. Taylor, an agent for the machinists' union living in Sacramento. The 2,800 men were receiving a minimum of 'M cents an hour. Tliey struck for 40 cents an hour and better eon- 1 ditious. The company granted the increase, but not the second demand. Then the men struck agaiu. Although no details were given, Taylor assumes that n compromise was effected whereby the machinists got what, they wanted. Local unions were helping the strikers and were re jo iced today at the news of the settlement. PERSONAL VIEW OF W. H. TAFT UNITED PRESS CORRESPONDENT TALKS WITH HIM—TARIFF AND THE CANAL. (Copyright, 1910, by The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. LU—The purpose of this article' is to give newspaper readers an intimate, personal view of their president, William Howard Taft, just as if it were possible for each one to call upon him today at the White House and talk over affairs uppermost in his mind. It is designed to bring the reader face to face with the president, so he may hear why Mr. Taft is fighting an effort to destroy his non-partisan, permanent tariff com mission plan. It purposes to let the render hear, from him. the reasons why every American should swell with pride at the successful construction of the great Panama canal. The writer found the president busily engaged, con fronted on all sides by appeals of congressmen, bickerings of politicians, demands of office seekers, and yet withal serene, earnest and cheerfully optimistic. The visitor seated nnd immedi ately put at his case by the presi dent's geniality, then followed a conversation bearing upon two sub jects, chosen from dozens of topics. The permanent tariff commission was taken up first. The president freely gave his personal opinions and beliefs, which form the basis of his earnest hope of making the commission an accomplished fact. A White House rule prohibits direct quotation of the president, but in Ihe following an attempt is made faithfully to give his ideas as he expressed thorn to the writer. Tl*E TARIFF COMMISSION. Tho permanent tariff com mission will provide the necee sary basis for intelligent tariff legislation, no mutter by what party cr to what end. If the demands are Champ Clark's and not "Champ" Clark's they will support it. No scientific revision of tho tariff 1b possible without true facts upon which to base It, and the facts are obtainable In no other way. It is beyond tho ability of any body of men, working tem po!..vi!y,ou the tariff, to collect nnd digest the vast amount of SOME GOOD POINTS A lot has now been said about weak points in the proposed new municipal charter. It Is well to repeat a statement of some of its good features- The Spokane Press desires nothing in this charter campaign except the best city government for the people The Idea of commission government In the new charter Is fine, and progressive. The idea of having five commissioners, directly re sponsible to the people, instead of a huge and unwieldy municipal machine, with no central responsibility, Is good The length of the charter is good, because mere length cannot In tself protect a city from Injustice at the hands of officials. Th preferential system of voting has been proven desirable by other title* The recal! is a fine feature. The referendum is absolutely csaenttal, and If It can be made to work at all it will be fine, be- I'r.e Press, is of the opinion that the effectiveness of it has beep |ty nullified. The provision for universal transfers is a step f l. If It Isn't also nullified by reference to courts These are some ef the gnrri ? tvrei And, as The Press Stated yesterday, the people of Spo'' n-e .>ost of all for able ofPci.-ls, who will give them honest and capable ijOver,,inent under e-ther old •r new charter. detailed Information which must be considered In the mak ing of the tariff. THE PANAMA CANAL. The president was enthusiastic regarding the Panama ( anal, which is Just beginning to appear on the horizon of the average American as one of greatest causes for national pride He displayed his vital inter est In its future meaning to the The greatest effect of the opening of the canal, in the president's opinion, as felt by the average American, will be the reduction of the trans-con tinental transportation rates. This will draw the country closer together. The orange grower In southern California who likes to wear a New Eng land brand of shoes -will quick ly feel Its effect. The man em ployed In a New England shoe factory who likes California oranges will soon realize the value of the cnr.al to him. The milk mun in Seattle who buys his bottles in Pittsburg will suddenly become aware that the Panama Canal has trans ported the glass factory—in re spect to freight rates--half i across the continent. HAVE YOU NOTICED THE CHANGE IN YOUR SON? CRIMINAL NE6LECI CHARGED Strain Too Great on Struc ture —Two Men Will Die. Criminal carelessness on the part of Contractor John Fife is charged to be the cause of the collapse of a temporary bridge on East Second avenue between Denver and Arthur streets, in which one man was killed and five injured, four seri ously and two of whom undoubted ly will die. A guns of men employed on the bridge were engaged in movtag a donkey engine from a part of the structure which had already been erected to the falsework further out In the gulch, and the cable from the winding reel of the engine was run over a big derrick and attached un an anchor nt the west side of the gulch. PINNED BENEATH TIMBERS When the power was turned on and the engine began to movi along its skids onto the falsework the strain was too great (or the im properly braced temporary struc ture to withstand and it collapsed, carrying foui men down with it and pinning two beneath the falling timbers, where- they lay in a tangle of bloodstained wreckage until rea med by fellow workmen aud neigh bors who rushed to the scene of the accident. LIST OF INJURED. The men who were carried down :n the wreck are: Sidney i'uwvll. 616 College ave nue, bridge carpenter; badly cut about the head, tace and arms, skull fractured. May At* t. Wi. ieu Kerry, flreiuaii c? Uie t'onkej fr.gUte; back brokem THE "PINK" NIGHT EXTRA 1 SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1910. TESTIMONY GROWS SENSATIONAL (By United Press Leased Wire.) VANCOUVER, B. C., Dec. 20.—Witli the appearance on the stand this morning of Mr. J. M. Bowell, controller of customs, former controller of Chinese immigration, the inquiry into the alleged frauds in connection with Chinese immigration took a turn boitlering on the sensational. Besides dealing with the question of the passports ami the exemptions from head tax, the probe was applied to the watch system of the customs service so far as it related to the smuggling in of Chinese, and it revealed a service which had totally failed to do its duty, and which has probably permitted the admission into Canada of a very considerable number of Chinese stowaways. and head crushed. Died at hospi tal. John Gore, bridge carpenter, lives at Second and Monroe; skull fractured, arm broken and badly bruised about the back. He will probably die. ('. K. Whipple, signalman, 720 I .aura street; right ami and back bruised, terribly scalded by atcam from the wrecked engine. Will die. U 8. Frisk, engineer, 02901 Napa street: badly scalded and leg bad ly bruised. J. Heck, carpenter; side and leg bruised. Whipple, who will die, has a wife and five children. Two of the children are married. Warren has a wife and several Continued on Page Two. LORIMER FORMALLY EXONER- WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. —A re pOft exonerating Senator William l.orimcr o( lllinolH from charges that he secured his election to the I'nlted States senate through iegis lattve bribery, was formally adopt ed today bj the senate comniiMtee m prlvutgo* aud sleoiii bi ATED. ANOTHER REVOLUTION FIZZLES OUT (By United Press.) jpeiJCIOALPA, Dec. 20. —Tbe government today gave out official announce ments that a revolution li caned by Alvarado has failed. Alvarado. it is de clared, w.is captured at Ali ana, where the rebels were routed. Many of the insur recto-- fled to Salvador. SANTA IIAIItIAUA. Cal.—Fund of i is bing raised by public subscription to buy for the city the only remaining piece of harbor frontage owned by private inter cat*. -St THE SEATTLE'S CHIEF OF POLICE HOLDS JOB DENNING GOES QUI (Ey United Press.) MEMPHIS, Term., Dee. 20.—Earl Denning'a cham pionship aspirations are a minus quantity today, his bout here with Johnny Cou lou last night, having con vinced him that the path to the crown is a stony one to follow. Denning was dis posed of by Ooulon iv the fifth round. A right-handed punch to the jaw did the work. FAVORS CHANGE IN STATE LAW Prospective legislation growing out of the imprisonment of the editors of the Seattle Star, tending to modify the power of constructive contempt as exercised by superior court judges, will find support among the members of the legisla ture from Spokane county. While Spokane county's legisla tors to a man favor the preserva tion of the dignity and integrity of the courts, yet some of them are willing to admit that a judge can abuse the right to cite a citizen or a newspaper for criticism Of a court ruling, or constructive con tempt, as It is legally termed. Senator Whitney, one of the lar gest land owners of Spokane coun ty says: "Let the papers have the right to criticize when the same is just. The trouble is, there is not enough criticism offered at times. I don'i believe in any abuse of this right, but 1 do believe In the lar gest measure of freedom for the press, when not transgressing the bounds of fairness and justice. Senator George W. Shaefer, coun cilman and attorney: "From my present information as to the sub ject, I am inclined to favor the bill calculated to place the trial of a case for constructive contempt in the hands of some other judge than the one issuing the writ. Representative R. E. Buchannan. attorney: "I think there is merit; in the suggestion of a chnuge in the statute on contempt, permitting trial by another judge lv a ease as between the courts and the peo ple.' Representative Guy Groff, attor ney: "While I believe In the sac redness and integrity of the courts, 1 do not believe in any judge vent lug his spleen through the right of citation for contempt." Representative Lloyd Gandy, at torney: "It is hard to make a law that will fit all cases and that some one will not abuse. I must look I into this question on its merits be- j fore expressing an opinion. Wei should look more carefully to the! election of our superior court judge*, as this question strikes me as being one more of men than of measures." NEW PURE FOOD LAW. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—in or der to conform with the pure food laws all packages of foods will have to bear a statement ol the exact nieaaure of the contents on the la bel, if a substitute bill to be sub mitted to the house today b> Rep resentatlve Mann of Illinois he roine* a law. The substitute bill Is calculated to take the place of Mann's original amendment to the pure food law. NINTH YEAR, No. 58 25 CENTS A MONTH (By United Press Leased Wire.) SEATTLE, VVn., Dec. 20.—Mayor Gill will not fire Chief Wappenstein as a result of the graft committee's findings. "I'm not going to fire him because those say so," said the mayor tins morning. "I'm going to read this testU inony, then I'll do what I think best." "Remove Wappenstein as chief of police." That was the recommendation of the graft investigating committee before the city council last night, after the most exhaustive investigation of the underworld Seattle ever saw. The report as presented, was adopted by the council with but two dissenting votes. Mayor Gill was present at the council session in a defiant mood. Gambling places, notorious dance halls and vicious resorts ran unchecked, the report stated, and this could not possibly have happened without the knowledge of the police. That it was protected from prosecution, the in vestigators were convinced. A GRAVE CHARGE AGAINST MATRONS DORA FALK ALLEGES THEY TRIED TO MAKE HER GIVE TESTIMONY BY THREATS AND "SWEATING." Dora Falk, the girl who escaped from the Salvation Army Rescue home about a week ago, makes the grave charge, from her place of hiding, against two of the police matrons at the city jail that they told her if she would make a state ment attacking some of the testi mony in the Sullivan council hear ing she would immediately be giv en her liberty, but that if she did not do this she would be sent up for six months. She also charges that she was knocked down with a blow in the abdomen, delivered by one of the matrons. The girl says: "They asked me to say that what l.lbbie Morgan swore to about paying the police tribute was false that the Elliott case was a lie and that the story of Marjorie Allen as to paying the police tribute was untrue. 1 could not give these statements because I did not know l.tbbie Morgan. I had never taken any part in the CREIGHTON ANNOUNCES DEPUTIES Glen H. Creighton, county asses- I Bor, today anuotmced his corps of deputies, to take effect January 9, It'll. Chief deputy. A. M. Camp bell: pcrsoual department. D. J. I Harrington, Miss Mclntyre. J. W. .Cobb, K. A. Harris, Ray C. Peter j son: chief draughtsman, Ed Mon roe; real estate department, segre igatois and tracers, range property and township assessors, E. H. Hart lett Thomas P. Uernghty; tract in- I (lexers, block hooks, field books and j general data. K. P. Gslbralth, W. P. I Johnson. O. M. Hotter; improve ' tuents. residences. George W. (iractz, K. H. Diehl. C. W. Garrett. Chester U Creighton; stenograph er, Mrs E. H. Holly. Seven of the force are new men. Mr. Creighton has reduced the assessor's force for the present to seven men. He an nounces his Intention of running the ofice as esonomlcatly as pos sible, etuisistent with sectulug re suits, and says that he wH2 carry no men on his payrolls "\ccpt when they can gi v o returns to the tax payer*. Elliott case and knew nothing about the affairs of Marjery Allen. "It was then that I told them that I knew The Press people and some of the women in the matron fight, and on my agreeing to telt them about these tbey promises me my release. Ihad never been arrested before, and while I bad heard of people being sweated, I did not exactly know what it weant until then. The matrons would I not let me loose till I told them everything that I knew and all Of my whole life. When tbey bad sweated me to their satisfaction, they then took me before the bald headed preacher (Rev. Hindley) I and another old man, and had ma repeat to thefti some of tbe things j they sweated out of ma in the cell. "I did not steal that baby cab, 'as charged, and can prove my in. noceaco, but there la no justice la, | that court, so ion? as the matrons ! and Sullivan's friends on the polios I line up against you." PETITION HIED AGAINST GILL (By United Press Leased Wire.) SEATTLE, Dec. 10.—The mon ster petition demanding that an election be held to determine a re call of Mayor Hiram C. GUI was filed today with the city comp troller. The total aumber of names signed to the petition Is 11,102, of which 631 are duly qualified wom en voters. It la only necessary that 8670 names be signed to tho petition to invoke the recall eleo> tion. TEAMSTER ISJCILLEB CHICAGO. Dec. 80.—John Dos nelly, a teamster, employed by gar* ment manufacturers whose ployeb are on strike, was ahot and killed today. The police seek bta assailant among tbe striking gar ment workers. After he had bean ahot Donnelly drove his bores* bait a mile before becoming uueo* sclou*. He died later st a hospltsj. The police have no clew us to the murderer.