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ROOSEVELT AND THE TRUSTS.
Prosident Roosevelt has undergone a decided change of mind, if
not of heart, concerning the best method of regulating the trusts. And
bis change is much for the better.
Only a few months ago he declared that it would be useless to
attempt anything in this direction until the constitution could be
This meant indefinite inaction and corresponding security to
The inevitable long delay and the danger that success might never
be attained by such cumbersome methods caused no little doubt both
as to the president's sincerity and as to his practical statesmanship.
But President Roosevelt sees things differently now. In his mes
eago to congress he makes it clear as his belief not only that the
trusts ought to be regulated, but that congress has full powers to
proceed without a moment's delay.
This makes a big difference. TJie prosident put upon his party and
this session of congress at once a groat opportunity and a grave ob
He speaks plainly. "*
"The power of the congress to regulate Interstate commerce is an
absolute and unqualified grant, and without limitations other than
those prescribed by tho constitution. The congress has constitution
al authority to make all laws necessary and proper for executing
this power, and I am satisfied that this power has not boon exhaust
ed by any legislation now on the statute books. It is evident, there
fore, that evils restrictive of commercial freedom and entailing re
straint upon national commerce fall within tbe regulative power of the
congress, and that a wise and reasonable law would be a necessary
fend proper exercise of congressional authority to the end that such
evils should be eradicated."
There is a remote possibility that a constitutional amendment
may be needed eventually. But the president no longer puts the cart
before tho horse. The amendment may bo considered when It be
comes necessary. He Would have congress try its powers before as
suming that they are Inadequate. He would have the constitution car
tied out as It Is rather than tinkered with.
Indeed, there Is serious doubt as to the need of any more laws even
if those we now have were rigidly enforced. A vigorous prosecution
Under the present laws, conducted with such spirit of determination
•S would convinco trust magnates that the government means busi
ness might have better effect than could years of tinkering with new
acts and constitutional amendments.
It is a good old adage that a stitch In time saves nine. Prompt ap
plication of the needle and thread now at hand will close the rent far
more satisfactorily than will indefinite waiting for the invention of
Borne new-fangled sewing machine.
Perhaps the most pertinent paragraph In the entire message, bo
far as it relates to trusts, is that In which the president asks congress
to provide the attorney general with funds with which to proceed with
enforcement of the laws that exist.
If this request is granted and the attorney general proceeds in
good faith and with full vigor more good will be accomplished in one
week than can be done in long years of theorizing and experimental
& THE TIRED HERMIT OF ZOAR. ■*» . -
You will not find Whiliiam C. Whitney's book in the bookshops.
It was printed for private circulation, deals with the life of a "good
fellow," who became tired of the world, and contains many notes of
Badness, although the harmony rings sweet and true.
Haven't you ever, in tbe midst of turmoil, business vexations,
driving and straining, asked yourself, "What is It all worth, anyway,
this fighting for bread, for business, for power, when avray down the
road, near where the sun sets, there Is watting an empty grave? Does
Alexander Gunn, William C. Whitney's friend, asked the question.
He was weary. His feet had walked in many lands. He had drunk
his share from pleasure's cup, had seen so much of misery, poverty,
struggling, unholy ambition, jealousy, wrong in a thousand forms, that
his soul was sick, and all he aske. was a chance to creep away and, !
close to Mother Nature, rest, far from the world —rest and wait.
Perhaps It wasn't a brave thing to do, but, remember, he was an
old man. Perhaps a stronger man would have fought wrong and
did his small best to make the world better, right up to the moment
But he was tired, even as you are tired at times, and so he went
to Zoar, the abode of peace, near Canton, 0., and there found sanc
He slept with the wind playing requiems In the great trees.
Ho ate with the plowboy and the farmer. Birds nested in the bush
es beneath his window, and in his diary he tells of blessed memory,
of his boyhood and of a soft, fair day in May. "When I can see the
young leaves on the trees and feel my mother's arms around me and
her kiss tpon my face. When I think of these things, tenderness
and longing fill me for the days that are gone, the more sad because
hopelessly beyond recall."
A short time before his death he wrote:
"Often to my veiled reason comes a voice which, without any
sense of Incredulity, I listen; this pure note "
There It ends. Perhaps in the life beyond the grave Alexander
Gunn, the lover of nature, found the source of that pure note.
The Whitney book is a classic. It is a look into a man's soul.
It touches a responsive chord In the hearts of humanity, in the
breasts of other tired men and women, who, when tbe days of youth
and freshaess are gone, wonder whether, after all, life as most of us
live it, pays.
IE FIRST INVENTED
THE PAPER COLLAR
HI.ACK RIVER, Wis., Dec. 15 — \
"Uncle" Sidney Clark of this place, >
who came here many years ago 1
from his birthplace in Rockland f
C< unty, N V., was the inventor of t
the pa;*T collar. L*ter, he made I
the widely known Improvement on \
the pa par collar, through the amal- I
gaunitloi! of paper and cloth.
"Uncle" Sidney i H years old.
.li' has Invented many useful i
.biugs, itud now he Is at work on,'
GEORGE PUTNAM, Manager.
what he calls a spring automobile.
His advanced age will no doubt
prevent his completing his last and
greatest undertaking, though his
sparkle when the subject is brought
up. and the aged inventor counts on
the completion of a work which
will, in bis opinion, revolutionize
the question of motor power for the
"Uncle" Sidney is not rich, hav
ing allowed others to reap the re
wards of his genius.
616 FRONT AYE.
ELABORATION THE KEY NOTE
OF THE NEWEST GOWNS,
NEW YORK, Dec. 15— The new
gowns all toll the story of luxury
and elaboration. Simplicity in dress
ing is a thing of other days. Dress
making lias become a science, pro
gressive and artistic. The fashion
able gowns are a credit to that
'domineering mistress of the modes
— Dame Fashion. They show odd
combinations of fabrics; they show
curious trimmings, but in every line
and curve there is grace.
A few years ago a gown made en
tirely of velvet would have been
considered a regal costume, but to
day tho plain velvet gown is looked
upon in much the same light as a
costume of ziboline or cheviot
would be. It is not only worn for
walking wear, but is considered cor-
DONG VELVET COAT.
This velvet wrap is guaranteed to
make any woman look magnificent
ly gowned. It is black velvet trim
mod with chinchilla, with rovers of
white moire silk, elaborately em
broidered in pastel blue, faint pink
and silver threads.
rect for the afternoon tea or the
theater. Velvet gowns are now
elaborately trimmed. It is quite the
latest whim of fashion. The very
newest combination is velvet, flimy
lace and fur.
The fur is used much as a braid
trimming would be and tbe lace is
arranged in artistic insets, often
outlined with a trimming of pail
lettes, or a silk embroidery. Ex
quisite effects are produced when a
black velvet gown has lace insets
arranged over white satin and a
touch of color introduced at the
waist line and in the front of the
UNCLE SAM'S XMAS
The holiday business at the post
office is on the boom and all the
employes have their hands full.
Fifteen sacks of registered matter
arrived yesterday and as much
more is making its way east.
The department here will, as soon
as business warrants it, keep the
office open night as well as day.
This will be a departure from the
usual custom and will be the
means of furnishing employment to
several clerks. Additional help will
be put on in the day time as soon
as business will permit. The inter
national money orders are also
making their way to the old coun
NEW YORK, Dec. 15.—Novel in
name and nature the World's Nov
elty exhibition opened today in
Madison Square Garden and will
continue for the next 10 days. The
big garden is tilled with recent in
ventions and ideas, both from this
country and abroad. Some of them
are instructive and useful, while
others are interesiing only because
of their novelty. Included in the
display are a variety of aerial ma
chines, ranging in size from tiny
toys to giant airships callable of
carrying a dozen passengers.
HAS FINE COAL
J. J. Walter, formerly of Spo
kane but lately connected with the
Coos Hay Improvement association
and the Coos Bay ii Salt Lake
Great Central railway project, is
in the city in the interests of his
The railroad as projected will
cut directly for Salt Lake from
Coos Bay and will open up a line
farming and timber section.
Mr. Walter states that the geo
logical surveys show several hun
dred square miles of coal under
Coos Bay property, and that one
company is digging from a nine
Are We Enjoying in This Age What
One Would Term Prosperity?
Are we living in that age where
prosperity is enjoyed in general
throughout this great. Inland Em
pire? What is it that makes this
I age more prosperous than In pre
vious years? The question can he
I answered in various ways, but we
• will mention the many new inven
tions made as one of the great
.means by which this empire has
i made part of its wealth. Among
these inventions we find one meth
od or plan by which people that
, have long been paying rent can
own a home by paying for same
in small monthly instalments, with
out interest. Such a plan is of
fered by Washington Home com
pany. Us offlce ia under the Marble
ENJOYMENT 0E THIS AGE,
THE SPOKANE PRESS: MONDAY, DECEMBER U, 1902.
.bodice by a bit of gorgeous floral
] embroidery. Imagine a black gown*'
iof the now soft, pliable velvet, with)
(Insets of black chantilly lace on the
j skirt, bolero jacket and full slecvesj
arranged over white satin and
I flecked with black paillettes. Add to
'all this loveliness a soft vest o|
white net appliqued with big pinft
roses, silk embroidered roses, and
the roses also used to form a
girdle; mink fur outlining the
shape of the bolero and trimming
the skirt, and you will have an Idea
of the charm and beauty of this
new combination of velvet, lace and
But this is only one style of vel
vet gown. There are simple ones,
but even those are not plain.
For coats, long and short, velvet
Is extensively used; and here, too,
the velvet is trimmed. Sometimes,
silk passementerie is used in tba?
same color as the velvet, and then
lace notifs decorate the gar
ments, or the velvet say, on the
cape collar and the deep cuffs,
shows a raised embroidery in the
fashionable grape design.
For the opera there Is nothing
more magnificent than the loose
fitting coat of white velvet embroid
ered in silver grapes and trimmed
with ermine. For tho woman who'
can not afford a wrap of this sort,
a long coat of black velvet is decid
edly good style, and may be worn
not only as an opera wrap, but for
calling wear. Such a garment is
moro economical than one would
imagine, as it entirely envelopes
the costume, any sort of a gown
may be worn beneath it. A long
black velvet coat with a skirt full
enough to hang gracefully may
soj-vo many purposes. It is most
effectively made with a deep cape
collar, wide reveres and full
sleeves, with the collar, cuffs and
reveres, as well as the front of the
coat, trimmed with either chinchil
la or squirrel fur.
The craze for squirrel knows no
diminishing. Every other woman
that you see has either a squirrel
:eoat, a scpiirrel pcrlerine or a
' squirrel boa with lone stole ends.
For dress occasions squirrel is
combined with ermine.
Since the New York girl began, to
loose her fondness for the high col
lar, Bhe has more and more favored
the low coiffure. She still wears
her hair brushed off her forehead
in front in a careless pompadonr,
and the pompadour which has lost
all of its stiffness and much of its
wave is the pompadour of the mo
ment. At the back she coils her
hair low on her neck.
| The money order offices through
out the country report that in re
igards to tho foreign business all
'records are going by the board this
'year. It is difficult to estimate the,
[aggregate amount of money that
the foreign-born residents of the
United States send to their friends
and relatives at home (luring the
Christmas season, but it is safe to
assert that the amount this year is
away and beyond the average. The
most of the cash presents from
Spokane are destined to brighten
up the old homes in Scandinavia
and in Ireland, though largo sums
also find their way to other coun
tries of Europe.
The popular Blair Business Col
lege Literary society will tender
to the public an entertainment on
Friday evening next.
The program will include a de
bate, music and recitations, and
promises to bo most interesting.
HOW STEVENS DIED.
DEATH OF ENGLAND'S FAMOUS WAR CORRESPONDENT WAS
ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE INCIDENTS OF THE BOER
WAR—STORY OF IT JUST FOUND IN SOME BOER ARCHIVES
LONDON, Dec. 15.—A statement
that sime letters by Geo. W. Steev
ens, the English war correspondent,
had been found in fragmentary
form in the Boer archives among"
other documents taken from run
ners who vainly tried to get out
of Ladysmith, brings to light the
story of Steevens' death, which was
as remarkable in Its way as any
thing that happened during the war..
The writer knew Steevens personal
ly, having been with him six we»ks«
at Rennes during the Dreyfus trial.
Steevens was by far the most bril
liant correspondent of the many
who were there. His letters are to-,
day the best and only literature
which the Dreyfus case inspire*}:
At that time he was under wait
ing orders for South Africa. He did
not believe in the Justice of ! the]
war, and sympathizing deeply ■irlth
the Boers, did not care to see their"
inevitable defeat. Moreover, he
felt the war would bring him bad
luck and that he might never come
back. He went uncomplainingly,
however, from a sense of duty to,
Steevens was one of the corres
pondents caught in Ladysmith by
the siege and was one of the first
to come down with enteric fever.
He was progressing well, but the
diet of cow's milk ho was receiving
was so badly needed for worse
cases that his diet was changed to
condensed milk. This fermented in
his stomach and brought on a vio
lent relapse. The doctors told him
early one morning that the intes
tines had been perforated and that
be could not possibly recover.
Steevens wanted to know just how
NEW MONTE CARLO
ON ISLAND OF CORFU.
• ATHENS, Dec. 15.—Greece is to
Save a Monte Carlo ail its oVh.
It is to be established by a Europ
ean syndicate on the island of Cor
B The city council has made an
agreement with the syndicate
ity it. is allowed to erect: parks',
buildings and baths on the island,
the place selected being the old
The capitalists forming the syn
dicate are connected with preemi
nent gamblers at Spa and Ostend,
and they intend to erect gambling
palaces and lay out gardens that 1
will rival Mante Carlo in magnifi
LONDON, Dec. 15-~The marriage
'of the divorced Wife of the mar
quis of Downshire to Captain J. F.
Laycock has been announced in
Captain Laycock was named as
co-respondent in the divorce action
•which was heard and grahten last
April and was society's choicest bit
of scandal during the winter and
The former marchioness was Miss
Hare, ou<> of the most admired of
Irish beauties. She was a niece of
the earl of Listowel, and her hus
band was one of the wealthiest land
holders in the United Kingdom.
.It was not long after her mar
riage that her conduct with Captain
Lay Cock began to excite comment.
The suit for divorce followed, and
was not con tested, the marcJi
lqness' lawyers admitting the
"charge. The marquis told the story
of his wife's infidelity on the wit
ness stand. The marchioness wrote
,an appealing letter to the marquis,
'asking for one word of forgiveness,
hut her letter went unanswered.
The announcement of the marriage
has caused a sensation in London,
for it was not expected.
NATIONAL Y. M. C. A.
NEW YORK, Dec. 15.—Leading
spirits of the Young Men's Chris
tian association, members of the
International committee, assemble
at the Waldorf-Astoria this evening
for their annual which is
the event of the year in association
circles. Guests of more than ordi
nary prominence are to be present
and address the committee, the
number including Major General S.
li. M. Young' United States army;
General W. H. Carter, United
States army; President Lucius Tut
tle of the Boston & Maine railroad,
and Major J. F. French, United
• States army.
San Francisco. —Tho end of the
new transpacific cable was sue-
cessfully hauled ashore yesterday
in the presence of a great throng.
Governor Gage's 11-year-old daugh
ter Lucille christened the cable.
much time he had. They told him
perhaps 12 hours. He thereupon
wrote two messages of goodbye,
one to his paper and one to his wife.
These were to be heliographed to
Colenso and from there cabled to
London. This done, he asked that
all the news paper men in Lady
smith might be summoned to his
"Boys," ho said, " I have hidden
under the floor of my tent a bottle
of 'fizz' which I am not going to
need. I wish, you would get It out
and join mo in a farewell celebra
The champagne was opened and
though the men present knew its
sad significance, Steevens was in
such good spirits, his great charm
of conversation and his caustic wit
at their best, that everyone was
soon laughing and Joking with him
kboQt the events of the selge and
their experience In the war.
At noon Steevens was showing
such wonderful vitality that they
thought his end could not be near
and the heliograms which he had
written were ordered hold. At 1
o'clock everyone left his tent, shak
ing him silently by the hand. Tho
strain had been such that he In
stantly sollapsed and at 4 o'clock
He was the greatest newspaper
man England has produced in a
quarter of a century and his place
is still vacant. Personally he had
much of the charm attributed to
Robert Ixiuls Stevenson. Roth men
found death in out of tho way plac "
aud awaited It as a rather bad ojke
which they would not try to under
Do you know the se*
cret of good prtntlngf
Perhaps you don't aa
none but tho great ar«
tists have it exactly lo
cated. • We cannot place
our linger upon It, bht
we know tJiat some
where within TTfle work
manship, the best of
materials and perfect
equipment the secret
lies, and in order that
no chances may be
taken we include all
theso In our schemo of
business. The result la
a grade of printing that
hundreds of Spokano
business men have come
to know and appreciate.
610-613 Spragua Ava.
No. 222-22* Post St. Tel. M. 639.
Residence Phone 8. 271.
storage—'Wo store all kinds of
WE MOTE—Machinery, boilers,
merchandise, household goods, every
John T. Huetter
Phone Main 13.
Symons BlocK, Spokane
Phone Main 517
OU'CR PARCEL DfLIVfPT CO.
720 FIRST AYE.
Armour's Star Mince Meat, 10c
per pound; three pounds, 25c.
Norwegian Stock Fish, 200 per
Have you tried Gona'i Coffee?
Only 25c per pound.
Butterine, 35c and 40c per roll.
pun [»5n Qkocert
611 Bpiagne Are.
Phone Black 3601.
The Popular Resort.
MAXWELL & HOLLINGBERY
STEAM AND GAS FITTERS.
Repair Work a Specialty.
1003 Sprague Aye., Spokane, Wash.
Telephono i3luo UGti.
After all, what can improve on the food which
the child geti from its mother. Mother Nature
provides us, her children, with a perfect medi
cal food in Medical Lake Salts, and fledlcal
Lake Toilet Soap containing as it does 10% of
these famous Salts, is the purest, sweetest
, medicated soap made. Use it In the little
one's bath, for it will make the akin bright and clear and free
it from all irritations and blemishes of the skin caused by Prickly
Heat, Rash, Jlosqulto Bites, etc.
It's soothing, healing, purifying qualities are especially beneficial to
babies and young children —a necessary toilet article for every house
hold—you will never be without it once you have proved it's charming
efficacy. Druggists sell it—2s cents a cake.
Buy fledlcal Lake Ointment, 25 cants a box, «nd use it for all
eruptions of the skin. It will improve the complexion and is Inval
uable for Sunburn, Windburn, Eczema, Itching Piles, Mosquito
and all Insect Bites. Not greasy or sticky—is immediately absorbed
MEDICAL LAKE REMEDIES ARB NOT PATENT MEDICINES.
MEDICAL LAKE SALTS MFG. CO., Sole Mfrs.
NEW YORK AND SPOKANE, WASH. '
of the Wet
The station. w»;rsn which we ar«
ofrepjig *♦ prions ranging around
foCv IS One of the best bargains
ever offered In the way of com- i
fortable ana serviceable vehicles. I
If you drlvo aftor night or in wot
or stormy weather, it is Just the
kind of a wagon you tnuat have.
Now on exhibition.
S. B. PLOUGH, Agent
Why Do Business
In the Dark?
Jones & Dillingham,
American-3 Way Prism Co.
Information and Estimates
The Pennsylvania Mort§a?e
and Investment Company
Basement of Auditorium ' I
SPOKANE, WASH. I
We make FARM and
CllY Loans at as low
rates as is consistent
with legitimate bus
iness, on carefully se
J. GRIER LONG,
Exchange National Bank
Or BPOKAME, WASH. j
Designated Depository United States.
Surplus and undivided
E. J. Dyer, President; Chas. Sweeny,
Vice President; C. li. Mcßroom.
Cashier; W. M. Shaw, Assistant
PIANOS AND ORGANS
Prices and terms lowost evor of
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CHICAGO TAILORING COMPANY,
Oscar Sowards, Prop.
Suits made to order. Lady tailor
log a specialty. Steam cleaning,
dyeing and repairing. Will press
one suit a wee!,- for Sl.r.u a month.
217 Temple Court, Spokane, Wash,
l'hone Front IICj.
studcftaker carriage Reposlferg,
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613-515 Spraerutt Aye.
This is the Light
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The Fidelity National Bank.
ofiirera and Direetorsi
Geo. S. Brooke. President.
j). IC. MoFheraon, vloe President
A. W. Lindsay, Cashier.
B. H. Browne!!, Asst. Cashlerv
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Present sales are over $1600
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