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COMING REAL ESTATE
ACTIVITY IN SPOKANE
' That Spokane i» on the eve of
the most. Important real estate
period of its history is vouched for
by every prominent roalt/ dealer
In the city, and the air of sup
pressed excitement that everywhere
pervades the offices where city
property is bought and sold gives
testimony of the sincertty
of the assertion.
The city has fortunately, some
think, so far escaped tho toils of
the professional boomer, and it is
a matter of current history that
several attempts at inflating prop
erty values have been promptly
squelched by the wiser real estate
men, win* state that, while not
averse to the jumping of prices,
»they wish no reactionary slump
such as would be consequent upon
values lnsubstantlally based.
Illuminating oil carrying 70 per
cent hat been struck at Katala,
Alaska, opposite Kayak Island.
Clarence Cunningham of Wallace,
who has just returned from the
district and visited his brother
here yesterday, brought a sample
can of the oil with him and will
proceed with Its tesing.
The oil smells as strong as kero
sene and readily explodes, showing"
the presence of gasoline. It lights
and burns like the Inst petroleum.
The Alaska Development, com
pany has 50,000 acres of this oil
land and has a well 400 feet down.
Mr. Cunningham has left for
Tho stonemasons' union moots
this evening at Central Labor hall.
Tho electricians' union moots this
evening In its room at Central La
The regular mooting of the
trades council takes place tomor
Tho butchers' union will hold a
meeting this evening In the armory
on Washington st.
The regular meeting of the tail
ors' union will take place this eve
ning at Central Labor hall.
Union broomninkers at San Fran-
Cisco are meeting with success in
their agitation against Chinese and
A Japanese railway company has
girls as waitresses for their passen
ger trains, asid intends to employ
Women In the ticket service.
Found rj *■ workers at Tacoma,
Wash., havo secured a nine hour
day without a uecrease in wages.
The minimum scale Is now 13.50 a
Street car employes at Bl Paso,
Tex., have been granted an advance
of 5 cents an hour. They demand
ed 25 cents an hour, but compro
mised on 20 cents.
Amesbury (Mass.) carriage man
ufacturers have refused demands of
the Carriage Makers' union for a
nine-hour day and an increase In
pay of VZ\<j per cent.
Notice has been served by the
American Tobacco trust to 16,000
oi its employes that they will grant
a wage increase as soon as the new
wage schedule has been completed.
No meetings of labor unions were
held at Central Labor hall yester
day. An effort was made to hold
v meeting of the clerks' union, but.
owing to a misunderstanding as to
the time not a quorum was present.
Uncle Sam (in disguise): I'm tired of this Santa Claus act. Nobody Seems
to want my gifts.
"No," said E. F. Graves, in speak
ing of matter, "the real estate
men do not look to any heavy in
dustrial activity in forecasting the
"Spokane is an accessible and
logical center, whose radius would
reach 800 miles of mines just come
into notice, of timber regions just
being opened and of fruit and
wheat lands whose output Is just
beginning to come this way.
"Without doubt no city within
four or five hundred miles on the
cast or nearer than Seattle on the
west, can anywhere near approach
tbe social or educational advan
tages of Spokane and the men who
own the mines and the lumber in
terests, the farmers who are such
through speculation, while they are
amassing fortunes must look for a
city within reach of their work that
shall possess the advantages of
good society for their wives and
F LAM M ARION, THE FAMOUS FRENCH ASTRONOMER, SAYB
THIS WINTER WILL PROBABLY BE A TRIFLE TARDY, BU.i
It Is very long since we have had
a severe winter; the last, Indeed,
was that of 1895-90, when the mean
temperature for December. January
and March was below the freezing
point, it is high time for real cold
to return, and the winter now be
ginning promises to do its duty by
This condition is all tho more
surprising because tbe present sea
son should be cold.
Par from being like astronomy,
which is based on positive facts,
meteorology still deals with vague
probabilities, In astronomy. past
anil present alike, are before us.
We know, for Instance, that during
Ihe whole of the 20th century there
will he no total eclipse of tbe sun
in Paris itself, but that the shad
ow of tlio moon will twice glide by
near Paris, over Longjumeau, on
April -17, 1912, at IS minutes past
noon, and over Beauvals and Com
piegne, on August. 11, 1999, at 10:2 S.
We know that the next passage
lof Venus before the sun will occur
ion June 7, In the year 2004, These
future events are known as abso
lutely to the historian of nature aa
'are the events of the past, such, for
instance, as the death of Napoleon
!at St. Helena.
Hut let us return to meteorology.
This science is not. sure. Our little
planet Is extremely complicated. Its
surface is very varied. Decrease of
solar action from the equator to the
poles, polar ices, atmosphoroic and
oceanic currents, continents, moun
tains, great seas, diversified forms
of shores, atmospheric depressions,
cyclones, lempests, are all varia
tions of an equilibrium continually
being upset. It seems a hopeless
tangle of threads.
Yet we can state positively that
the least molecule of air is ruled in
its movements by laws as rigorous
NEW YOHK, Dee. 16.—Stock
holders of tbe Standard Oil com
pany today received Christmas
presents in the shape of a $10 divi
dend on each share of their hold
ings. This is $2 a share in excess
of the dividend declared at this
time last year, but, on the other
band, the total amount of the com
pany's dividends for this year falls
sligiitly below tho total for last,
I'rot'essor T. Honey of Harring
ton is visiting in the city.
daughters and of a high degree of
schooling for their children.
"What move has already been
made by the dealers?" was asked.
"There are very few pieces of
city property to be had, in the first
place," was the reply. "Those who
have purchased are holding on to
them with a tenacity that causes
despair to the man. really wishing
to buy. The holders of unimproved
property here are nearly all
wealthy men, who simply will not
sell, their Intentions being to im
prove the ground themselves and
in a fashion to suit themselves."
Another gentleman conversant
with the situation bemoaned the
lack of apartment houses.
"In eastern towns of half the
pretensions of Spokane," said he,
"you see in almost, every residence
block an elegant and commodious
structure and sometimes two or
three that will contain from a
dozen to forty families, all of the
better class, while such places In
Spokane can be counted on the fin
gers of one hand."
"Don't the hotels supply the de
ficiency?" queried tho reporter.
"Not by an means. What re
spectable married man would coop
his family up in a hotel with its
noise and bustle and its inevitable
commercialism if a decent apart-
Iment house were offered."
as absolute, as the course of a
planet in space.
We are also entitled to believe
that the great regulator of temper
atures is the sun.
Now, the sun is not invariable.
Its activity is subject to a species
of cycle, a vast slow tide, like the
flames of a collosal furnace under
the action of giant bellows, and
this cycle is on an a\ erage 11 years
long, ye! variable in Its duration aa
it is in intensity. This variation of
j solar activity is manifested in erup
tions luminous and dark spots.
Astronomers believed a few years
ago that sun spots were a sign of
calm or repose, marking a decrease
in the rays of the sun, and when I
found the contrary, some ten years
ago, by studying earthly tempera
tures, I was the tirst to be surpris
ed. It was indeed strange that the
sun should send more heat to the
earth when it had more spots. Yet
Ithis is the case.
The geographical variety of the
earth renders tin- problem very
complex. There are contradictions,
exceptions and perturbations. One
cause mhay produce diametrically
opposed effects. Weight, which
makes a stone fall, causes a balloon
If for two months, such as April
and May. the sun passes through a
period of greater activity and melts
a groat quantity of polar ice, ice
bergs will bo detached, and will
float down to cool off the Atlantic
ocean and modify the course of the
gulf stream; more solar heat will
have resulted in a colder spring.
The most recent maxima of solar
activity were in the years 1870, 1883
and 1893. Warm years are found
near these dates.
i The most recent minium came In
!IB7N. ISSiI and 1901, Cold years
are found there. The winter of
. 1902-08 should be cold.
Tuesday will be the tenth anni
versary of the consecration of Right
Rev. Dr. Wells to the office of bish
op of ttiis diocese of the Fpiseopal
church, and the day will be set
apart tor services in his honor.
Communion services will bo held
in All Saints' cathedral at 10
o'clock and in the evening a recep
tion will be tendered Dr. and Mrs.
Wells in the parish house.
C, W. Davey, a prominent mining
man of Grand Forks, B. C, is in
I the city on business.
THE SPOKANE PBESS; MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1902.
Don't Forget the Hardware Man
When Shopping for Christmas
Flexible Filer Sleds
Union Hardware Skates
Striking Bags. Foot Balls
Rifles, Jack Knives
Safety Razors -Star and Gem
Andirons and Flre Sets
Five O'clock Tea Kettles
"Rogers" Silver Ware
Holley, Mason, Marks® Co.
Train No. 3, westbound, on the
Northern Pacific, due here yester
day at 10:45 p. m., did not arrive
until 4 o'clock this morning.
Surveyors who are fixing the I
■•oute for the proposed Alaska Cen- [
t.ral railway claim to have discov
ered the greatest hard coal field in
Contracts are being let on the
new branch which the Great
Northern proposes to build from
Curlew. Wash., to Midway, B. C.
Most of tho subcontracts are now
Contractor George S. Delta is
building a brick addition to tho
Northern Pacific depot, which will
probably be completed early in
February. Its dimensions are 50x40
feet. The lunch counter will bo
removed from its present location
in the waiting room and fitted up
in the new building.
The statement is made by coal
'dealers that the Southern Pacific
has decided to change from oil to
coal on all of its coast branches
now using oil. Orders for 30,000
tons a month have been placed for
Carbonado coal. It is said that oil
burns and warps the locomotive
boilers so that they l«Tk.
The Baltimore & Ohio has com
pleted the installation of block sig
nals on the main line between Bal
timore and Pittsburg. The signal
stations are located at a uniform
distance of 2000 feet apart in the
thickly settled districts. This will
greatly facilitate the movement of
tratlic, as the company will not
only be able to handle more trains,
but will be able to maintain faster
schedules and make better time.
Portland, Ore. — The Northern
Pacific will establish a grain port
at some point on the north bank
of the Columbia in opposition to
Astoria. The Oregon Railway &
Navigation company will run its
grain trains to the mouth of the
Columbia on the south bank and
thus both Portland and the Puget,
sound cities will lose the export
The wheat trains will be run
through Portland without stopping.
Common point freight rates will bo
extended to the new ports.
The Northern Pacitic officials
have not kept their intentions se
cret and engineers have for some
time been engaged in making ex
tensions of the system to the lower
Local railway men are much in
terested in the general movement
for an increase in wages among
western railway employes.
Indications are that this move
ment is rapidly approaching a cri
sis, as representatives of four of
the largest employes' organizations
are in conference over the subject
Tho organizations represented
are: Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen, with a membership of
60,000; the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive firemen, with a membership of
47,ooo; the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers, with a membership
of 41,000, and the Order of Railway
Conductors, with a membership of
It is understood that an increase
of 12 per cent has been decided j
upon by members of the committee.
The employes of the roads which
have voluntarily advanced the
wages of their employes are not
represented. The employes repre
sented are mainly from those roads
which have their terminals in St.
Paul, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kan
sas City, Indianapolis and Omaha.
Among the roads thus Interested
include the Northern Pacific, Great
Northern, Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, the Chicago & Northwest
ern, Wisconsin Central, Illinois
Central and several others.
If the railroads do not make tho
required advances, a convention
representing 200,000 men will be
called for January 5 in St. Louis
and a general federation of all rail
way employes formed.
Chicago.—ln pursuanco of tho
agreement reached last month a
general restoration of freight rates,
except those on packing house prod
ucts and cattle, was put into effect
today by the western Hues. This
action is probably the most import
ant from a traffic standpoint taken
by tho western roads in years, and
will have a marked effect on next
year's revenues, provided it deveb
ops that the traffic can be maintain
ed. It ia estimated that thla reator.
ation of rates to tho basis of Janu
ary t, 1!>02, will add fully 25 per
cent to the revenue! received in
commodities affected, and fully 10
per cent to tho aggregate gross
revenues received by western ruada
ol (he city, Croat
ON SPOKANE PRAIRIE
CooK CEL ClarKe Agts.
715 Riverside Aye.
WINTER don't stop us.
SrJow don't stop us.
Fifty men now working on
buildings and in the streets
of Crowder's addition. Two
thirds of the addition sold,
but some of tho best have
been reserved, and if you
warit close in property that
will make you dUick money,
this is the property.
25-26 Jamieson Block.
Gardner & Gardner,
8 MARBLE BANK BUILDING.
Tel. Red 4421.
Palouse Land Co.
Wo have the best bat gains
and surest returns in Palouse
lands that have been" offered.
Two miles north of Diamond,
ICO to 640 acres, heavy black
loam, well watered, easy
terms, $25 per acre.
D. T. HAM, President
221 Tho Rookery.
L H. MONFORT
328 FERNWELL BLK.
Tel. Rod 1780. Res. Tel. White 222.
$200—Fine corner and insfcie lot,
Union Park; abstract furnished.
•900—A block of fivo lots, all
largo lots, adjoining Corbln Park,
on water main. Will sell tho wholo
block or divide to suit you and gjvg
very easy terms.
$1000—Good five-room BouSt?, cor
ner and Inside lot on graded street,
at good terms.
I have some nteo tofß W Forest
Park addition in block Joining Mon*
roe st. Fine location, tot Q Uune,
Come and soa uxcuj.
ana tyiy thta peat* now-, inoaern,
up-to-data lour-rpoca cottage, with
large attloi turnfoiiodi completo, la.
cludinf ga| otov.» electric- Hghta,
Bring your (SOOI balanco
pet month, no Intereai
'•a; C CARR&.TT A CO,, 9 Post St,
GOOD CHEER-GOLD CURE
G. ORLIN SMITH successfully treats and cures any afflicted
with liquor, opium, morphine or tobacco habits.. An effective
clinic, a perfect cure.. Health of patients always benefited. Ref
erences—Cured patients.. Correspondence confidential.. Consul'
tation free.. Prices reasonable.. Talk with or write
208 Nontavilla BIK., cor. First and Monroe, SpoKane, Wash.
Tel. North 716. Home Office, 3825 Albion Place, Seattle, Wash.
Modern six-room dwelling
on Indiana aye., half block
from car line. Thla is a
LET US SHOW YOU.
WESTERN TRUST and
17-18 Jamloson Bloak.
Tel. Main 323.
TOO MUCH SNOW
to sell farm property, so we must
dispose of some of our city snaps.
Nine large lots, close to cat line,
good soil, not far from river; price,
Good eight-room house, full base
ment, three lots, on corner, bearing
fruit, 2000 feet, hothouses, including
crop of lettuce worth $1100, close to
car line; a nice home for retired
farmor; greenhouses will bring an
income of $700 a year; price, $2000;
Four-room house, on car line, city
water, nice lot on graded street,
close to car; price, $500.
Six-room modern house on Can
non hill, corner, GOxIOO, on car line,
fine location; price, $2200; terms.
PHIL T. BECHER & CO.,
Exchange Bank Bldg., Room 1.
HOME ON TIME.
We can make our easwy payment
plan suit everybody. The best way
for the poor man to GET A HOME.
Be the landlord's slave no longer.
Strike out for freedom. We will
help you. If you will let us.
HOMES AT $850 TO $2200
are Just the thing for you. Take
your wife to look at them. She
will be delighted with the prospect
of owning one of them.
F. FLINT & CO.,
801 y 2 Riverside Aye.
New strictly modern stone house,
5 rooms, bath and toilet, good loca
tion; price $2100
8 room modern house, bath, toilet,
excellent location; price $2850
..3-room house, good lot; price, $750
Adjoining Hay's Park; level and
4 JL TAfICET-WILLIAhS (0.
605 Riverside Aye.. City
20 LEVEL LOTS
NEAR CAR LINES, $125 TO
€. f. COUGH & CO.
309 Empire State Bldg.
Phone Main 304.
New five-room modern house, fur
nished; built for a home; close in,
rents for $351 price, $2200 i easy
J. MONROE HEATON,
31-32 JamiesoQ Bldg.
2}s to 19 acre tracts of good gar
dcp and fruit land, near car line;
part cash, balance time.
j acres, oft Sprague at. CUE line;
12 lota, 60x133. on Sprague avo.,
i-j eachl part cash.
450 acres* Join city, for $7.GO>
120 acres & Oregon, 13
pei aero» .
Herkelrath & Smillle,
Old Riverside Aye.
G. ORLIN SMITH
Owing to the extraor
dinary demand for
Wednesday, Dec. 10
SPOKANE GAS CO.
Second Floor Mohawß Block
Telephone East 1674.
S. L. ALEXANDER. Manager.
Silver filling 500
Teeth extracted absolutely with
out pain 50c
Seamless gold crown, 22 k $5
All work guaranteed from 15 to
20 years. Lady always in attend
ance. Lowest prices; best work.
Satisfaction guaranteed or no pay.
NEW YORK DENTAL CO.
71414 Riverside. Tel. Red 1641.
Dr. Haven White, Manager.
YOUR HONEY WILL GO FARTHER
THE TWO-BIT STORE
No article in this store for
more than 25 cents. Biggest
values for two bits and less ever
offered In Spokane. See our im
ported china, dolls, toys, etc.
Jbuya six-room Rouse, on Fifth avo.,
[one block from car line, deslrablo
location; terms, f2OO cash; balance
Elmendorl & Eltncndori
SPOKANE DETECTIVE AGENCY
AND MERCHANTS' POLICE.
Detective business aud eonUdon
R. Gemmrig, Phone E. 3953,
W. 6. Stauffer, Phone E. 2696,
Headquarters, JIS Temple Court,
Phono Main 163,
we cannot fill any
more trial orders.
the price will be
$7.00 per ton.
806-810 Sprague Aye.
UP TO DATE
Full $5.00 Set
Select Your Style
and Quality and
the Price will be
SEE OUR $5.00 HAT.
822 RIVERSIDE AYE.
AT • •••
926 SPRAGUE AYE.
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Cor. Riverside and Post St.
321 Rookery Baildlng\
TONS OF IT.
The Sloane-Paine Co.
A STRONG PULL
is a very desirable thing at times.
Our facilities for supplying build
ing material are practically irre
slstable. We have an unusually
large stock of lumber and, with the
aid of our factory, supply orders
for complete house bills almost
upon demand. Let us figure with
WASHINGTON MILL COMPANY,
Phone Exchange 10.
this Lamp before
buying any other
Costs 1 Cent
an hour to produce 80Q
Standard Qas Lamp Co.
204 Post St., Spokane.
A Money-Saving Opportunity.
We still have a few barrels of ci
der vinegar which must be closed
out at once. What we have left can
be bought (ir taken this week) at
$4 per barrel or $2.50 per half bar
rel; 20c per gallon in small quan
tities. It will pay to invest in a
barrel or so. Call at factory and
SPOKANE MFG. A PTG. CO.* n
Rear 8 Riversido Aye., Spokane,
DID YOU KNOW
that thero are more demands mada
on this school for atnotfraphers than
it can supply?
Over 600 Btudenta last year. W(
expect more this year.
H. C. BLAIR, Principal-
10c per line.
MUlt STAMP VIM:
Lime d Mfg. Co.
Ist and Stevens, Spokane