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SERIOUS TROUBLE IN SPOKANE
The First Methodist Episcopal church choir of Spokane went on a. strike laat
Sunday and refused to sing, not because the members wore working iHUIiIM, but
for the rvason that Pastor Dills had informed the married organist of hia church
that it wu wrong to dance at parties and ball*. The lady conununiaated the fact to
the choir, with the grieroua remilu mentioned.
It happened that the organist was the wife of the secretary of one of the local
dancing clubs. She wouldn't hear to her husband going out ami dancing with the
other girls when ahe wan not present, and wli.n she went along with kirn Pallor
DiiW voice wu rained strenuously in objection. On the other hand, the necretaxy
•aid that he waa obliged to attend the dances, for waa he not officially ratpoum
ble for the records? ,
It ia hard to give proper advice in such troublca at a time when the Rutmian-
Japanute entanglement demands do much thought. To advise the lady to attend
Spokanu partiea and defy her pajitor aud the liook of Discipline would never do.
OB the other hand, it would be equally improper to (suggest that the troubled wife
aend out a warning to "the other glrla" that they must not dance with her bowt
beloved at parties where he preside* as secretary. Yet it muat be admitted that it
would probably be very difficult to get the huaband to resign his office, lie in, pre
cumably, like mott other Becretaneti of amusement organizations, impri*«ed with
the importance and value of his position, which demands that he ahall smile, bow ta
tk« ladies and look officially gracious in him claw-hammer coat.
There aeema to be no way out of it. Pastor Dills is obdurate, m> is the organ
iat and to iv the huahand. They are at the three point* of a moral triangle ajhtf
there Reemi to be no possibility for them to get smoothed out into a straight line.
As for the choir, the members had better go right back to work. THKY ara
oartainly making them»elveti ridiculous. If they hold out much longer other )>ersons
with voices trained and untrained can be found to takti their placea. Aud then
'wbur« will they be!
It ia well to look at this matter calmly and seriously.
Tba mcanbera of th« chwir are advised. ..
CARS THAT WONT CRUSH
Two disastrous railway wreck* that have recently occurred but repeat history
in one respect. It wan only the occupant* of the common day coat-hen who weit
killed and injured.
This result is not peculiar to these particular wrecks. It is ever noticeable
that Pullman cars, and more especially the private cars of the railway officiaJs, are
proof Hgainst serious damage.
Thin shows definitely that the railway companies can, if they will, furnish cars
that will not "telescope" and crußh like paper boxes.
Most of the wreck fatalities may be attributed to the fact that common coaches
are inexcusably fragile as compared with the mechanical possibilities.
litre is fatal negligence, which, if it is not criminal, ought speedily to bs mads
to in all the states.
In a Baltimore & Ohio wreck 60 persons were killed. All were in the flimsy
day coaches provided for the general public, while those who could pay for the
comforts and pratastlon of the Pullmans were safe. It is nearly always so. The
general traveling p\il>lic, that cannot pay the extra charges, ir given no protection
It is all well enough to inquire into the canoes of these wreck* aud seek to
fix the responsibility. Of course, gome poor devil* who are creatures of system will
be found to bear the blame, but the real responsibility does not lie with them.
Accidents are bound to happen. That the startling number of wrecks might be
greatly reduced, by the general use of scientific devices for safety is not to be ques
tioned; but the fact remains that accidents must be counted a certainty. And prep
aration for thorn is a serious duty.
That the railway companies know how to build ears that will not crush in
wrecks lias been too thoroughly demonstrated to admit of doubt. The frames of
stw-1 nnd cement u*«l in the officials' private cars hava withstood every test.
LYotection MB be given to the traveling public just as it is given te the oftieiala
tlieniMelvew and to the occupants of Pullmans.
And it ought to be required on every mile of road in th« country.
GEN. WOOD'S FOOL ENEMIES
There in increasing indication that Osneral Wood w to find himself dneuly in
dt'bted to hi* enemies.
There i« a strong love of fair play and a hatred of pWCUtfon inbred :n the
Amerirnn people. And it is very easy for a public man's enemies to ovanboot
the mark and thus arouse sympathy where they had eii>ected to create »vemion.
On the proposition that Ciensral Wood's military services have not entitled
him to a major generalship the American people are perhaps of prac.ti.Mlly unani
mous oiiinion. Could that issue have been held unconfuued, Ut confirmation wuu'd
have been impossible. Bk worst enemies would have gained all they could lcuon
ably have wished.
Itut in the eagerness and the milioe of them who hate him "not wisely but 100
well' General Wood has undoubtedly found his salvation. That hi» nomination
will bo continued there is now Jeft little ground to doubt. Fate that M severely
bIMUd upon liiin is IK-guiniiiK to show unmistakable signs of a smile.
Harm often comes through one'H iool friends. And here is a can* wkere muth
good ban com« to one through his fool enemies.
They have overshot the mark; they have disgusted the people who are not
"good haters" except of persecution; and their course has been made all the awn
odious by the use of discredited persons charged with crimed and inisdsmcanoi*.
They have besmirched their cause with scandal as well as persecution.
They have actually raised a ni\v issue, totally obscuring the one that would
have been fatal if left alone.
The serious and adequate consideration of the real issue tss been tendered iui
pOMJbt* by the cloud of malic?, scandal and factional hatred that haa enveloped it.
A new question has been raised in the minds of most people—whether it is
worse to give undeserved promotion to Wood or to give support to the malicious.
The promotion to the major generalship of the army of a doctor of medicine,
with the slightest degree of military training and experience is an affront to
seasoned and deserving officers and unprofitable to the army.
The popular objection to it could have been overcome only by extraordinary
conditions. And those conditions have befcn furnished by Cieneral Wood's fool ene
mies. They have secured for him what he and all his friends could never have se
cured for himself—the popular symi>athy for a man who in the victim of malicious
Jack Front baa spring f«ver. Thats what's the matter with the weather.
The ciar has evidently forgotten about that Peace Conference which he advo
cated not long ago. It is remarkable how short some folks' memories can be on
That the Russians are goading th» Japanese on to war it apparent enough
from the trend of Asiatic news.
Another thing is also evident. The sympathies of American* are with the
There i* geneiiil admiration for the brave little people of the Island Kingdom.
who are not afraid to double up their tiitt in the face of the fierce Russian giant
with the big whip.
The Colombians are still spluttering. Latest advices state that 21,000 of their
warriors have assembled at Cartagena, determined to fight somebody.
I ncle Sam laa no time to waste on that crowd just now. B* it keeping his
attention riveted on the Far East, where real men propose to fight and do som.
The 21,000 Colombians had better g" home. If they don't—well, we may tend
against them 21 000 can* of American army beef and then they will wish that they
hadn't been so extremely quick.
Steel and Steal may sound very much alike in pronunciation. Possibly that is
the reason so many psjoplg have become tangled in their Leads or«r th« sharp
decline in certain stocks and have been saying mean things.
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■By CVJVTHIA CREy
Much i« said nowadays about the "pull."
It is possible to gain a position upon a
"pull" or through favoritism, but a po
sition can be held only through merit. Of
course there is an occasional exceptional
that proves the rule.
Don't grumble so much because Miss
L has obtained a choir position by
having a "pull" with the committee. Nine
chancea out of ten she would not have had
the "pull" had she not possessed a voice
which is fitted for her work everyone
will soon find it out and there will be a
choir vacancy in spite of the "pull."
What i* there strange about the fact
that the office boy, John, was promoted.
You. if you were not promoted also, say
OLD AND STYLISH.
Here i» the latest coiffure, and one of ]833, showing same genera] »tyle.
Shell and remove the brown from one
quart of peanuts; roll until broken to the
sic of half a bean. Sift, saving the rift
ings to dust over a board when you are
rolling the candy.
Place one pound of granulated sugar in
a saucepan over the fire; stir until the •
sugar is melted and a light brown. Be
careful not to burn. Mix in quickly b
the nuts and,turn at once on the'board
I thai ha* been dusted with the line nuta.
that John had a "pull." Why didn't you
have a "pull"? Was John late at the
office? Did John neglect his duties? Did
John stay away from work to see a toll
game and tell the boas that he was at his
"grandmother's .funeral"? Did John do
all those things? You and I growl a lot
about the "pull." but it is always some
body else's "pull."
If you take the trouble to strike at the
root of the matter, you may find that
John earned his "pull."
If a "pull' is such a bad thing in the
other fellow's work, it's a good thing you
have done. But if you recognize the sav
ing grace of a "pull," get down to work
and earn one. Make up your mind to be
on the front seat when the "pulls" are
Roll without delay into a very thin sheet.
Then with a large knife mark into
squares. In a few moments break apart.
TO DESTROY ANTS AND BLfc,TLES.
Take some unpacked stone lime (say
ball a bushel) ; lay in a heap upon a stone j
or brick floor; then take about one pound |
of sulphuric acid and put into a pint of I
water. With thi* liquor sprinkle the lime j
gently until the whole drops into a dry
powder; throw ttin powder plentifully
down the holes and about the places where
the vermin come.
A PRETTY SCHOOL DRESS.
This pretty school dress is of wool in
blue shades, with white cloth collar, re
vera and cuffs, trimmed with velvet but
tons and cord. The stock and cravat are
IOBALS FOR A DAY.
CereaK Sugar and Cream.
Cold Boiled Ham.
Broiled Steak with Oyster Blanket.
Salsify, Cream Sauce.
Currant Jelly. Parker House Rolls.
Mince Pie. Coffee.
Chestnut Soup.—Boil, peel and mash
enough chestnuts to make 1 pint. Add
1 pint boiling water, 1 pint thin cream,
celery salt and cayenne. Cook till it in
thick and mnooth. Remove from fire, add
youlks of 2 eggs and cup thick cream; re-
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heat and beat until it foamK. Serve with
Broiled Steak, Oyster Blanket.—Broil
sirloin steak cut 1% inches thick five
minutei and remove to a pan. Spread
with butter, season, cover with large raw
oysters, season with salt and cayenne and
dot over with butter. Put in hot oven
until oysters "plump." Remove to hot
platter and »erve.
Marshmallow Cake. —Cream 1 cup sugar
with V» cup butter. Add three beaten
eggs. Sift and measure 2 1-8 cups Hour,
2Mi teaspoons baking powder and da«h of
salt. Add to first mixture alternately
with Vi cup milk. Melt 4 ounces bitter
chocolate, add % cup milk, 1 cup sugar
and yolk of 1 egg. Cook four minutes and
add to cake boiling hot. Bake in layers
in moderate oven.
Frosting.—Boil without stirring 11/^ cups
granulated sugar, % cup water and pinch
cream tartar until a soft ball is formed
when tried in cold water (238 deg. F.), '
then pour slowly over beaten whites of 2
eggs; teat one minute and then add %
pound marshmallows that have been melt
ed over hot water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Beat until cold, then add V* cup iiowdemi
PORTLAND, Or., Jan. B.—President
Roosevelt will be asked to deliver an ad
dress before the Beventh annual session
of the American Mining Cogress, to be
held in this city next August. This was
decided at a meeting just concluded here of
the officers and executive committee of
the congress, at which all the prelimii'iuy
plang for the session were completed. Ju
addition to the president many other dis
tinguished men of the country will be
asked to address the congress. The or
ganization has succeeded in obtaining re
duced railroad rates from all parts of the
country and it is expected that as a re
sult the attendance will reach fully 5,01)0
delegates and visitors, representative of
all sections of the United. Canada, Mexi
co and several countries of Europe are
expected to be also represented. All the
energies of the forthcoming session are
to be concentrated on the plan for the
establishment of a federal department of
mines and mining, whose secretary shall
be a member of the presidents cabinet.
"Dandy Darky," a play by an amateur
minstrel troupe at the St. Luke's parish
house, will be given Saturday night. The
affair is in charge of the Mission to Sea
men and all mariners are invited to at
\\ ANTED —List your houses, lots, ranches
and lodging houses, and, in fact, every
thing in the real estute line, and we wUI
find buyers for them. We will also fur
nish you with first-class help on shortest
notice, such as waiters, cooks, dishwashers,
etc. Puget Sound Employment & Real
Estate Agency, 1409% Pacific Aye. Phone
WANTED — Plain sewing; children's
clothes a specialty. Mrs. Jensen, 1701