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SPOKANE GETS BIG
COLD STORAGE PLANT
Milwaukee Capitalists Are Building Fine
Contractor John lluctter has
charge of the erection of a large cold
storage plant on Front aye. opposite
the Northern Pacific roundhouse.
The parties back of the enterprise
are Milwaukee capitalists, headed i>>
,V J. Frost.
1.. It. Btltsky, reputed to be one of
Milwaukee's most prominent archi
tects, has been sent here and is the
pole representative of the Milwaukee
EJECTED AT HOTELS
"For ways that are dark and tricks
that are vain give me the love-lorn
lass." sighed the magnate who pre
sides at tile office of a leading Spo
kane hostelry last night as he brush
ed a few sparkles from his head
"You see that name." he continued,
indicating with a long and carefully
manicured index nail the signature.
"Mrs. Hill. Rossland." or. the open
register. "Well, that was not the
name, we are convinced, of the wom
an who wrote it and we have serious
reasons to doubt that she hailed from
"About two days after the arrival
of the woman we noticed a young
man. from his air plainly the pro
prietor, sauntering through the corri
dors on his way to 'Mrs. Hill's' apart
ment. He was not a guest and we
therefore called upon the woman for
"She was quite good looking and
seemed much affected by our sus
picions and. although sorry, we were
obliged to ask her to seek quarter!
"What may you judge was my con-
T. H. K> rue is a new arrival to
Lester Coffin came in from Lewis- I
Judge C. 11. Neal of Davenport is
In the city. 1
S. B. Steno of Heron, Mont., is at !
Charles Wiberg of Lakevlew is here
for the holidays.
Clair Hunt, government surveyor,
is in from Rock. Ut, Wash today.
Loon Graham of post Falls, Idaho,
came in today and will remain for
A. B. W. Hodges of the Vernon &
Nelson Telephone company is in the
city from Grand Forks. It. C
Rev. J. Oliver Van Osdel and wife |
have returned after an extended and
pleasant stay in California. The ob
ject Of the doctor's visit was to :V£-
plst with the planning of a new Bap
tist church in Oakland, and he states
that the business part of his nip
was successfully accomplished.
NEW YORK BROKERS
GIVE AWAY MILLIONS
NEW YOUK. Dec. 21 —Old Santa
Claus visited Wall St. today and call
ed at Fncle Barn's subtreasury> where
he tilled his sack, He took out over
11,000,000 in blight, shining silver
coins of the latest vintage and the
brightest of yellow eagles and double
eagles. Only the lo west and crispest
dollar bills and certificates would suit
him. Then he went around to many
brokerage and banking houses, where
he distributed his packages, the re
cipients ranging from little messen
gers to the managing clerks and fu
It is estimated that over $2,500,000
Will be distributed by the rich bank
ets and brokers of Wall st. to their
business associates and I lerks din ing
the Christmas holiday week. Over
Dr. J. Oliver Van (is'el anil Joseph
R. Hohorson practlciJly confirmed
the statement of Tt» Press concern-'
lng the reopening hpj operation of
the plant known as the "old smelter.''
Shout four mib s below the cty on :
the river side.
Mr. Robersoil is name.l as the j
probable president ot the organisa
tion, whose i imposition besides Mr.
Roberson, Dr Van I is<b 1 and young
Mr. Van O-di! could nit be learned.
The property is now in the hands
Dt the company, who are not bullying
matters in regard to beginning Opera
tlons, but active steps will probably
be taken in the spring.
10c per tine.
MM STAMP TOltf.
Syndicate building the plant. He also
pays all the wage bills and makes
regular report of progress to Mil
The plans call for a building ap
proximately Il'ii feet by 7l| stone
foundation, permitting I X feet of bend
room for the machinery. Which will
be of a heavy type.
The foundation will be topped with
three stories of brick work and the
sternatlon," wen on the bcjeweled
clerk, "to find when I came on duty
again this self-same woman coming
down the stairs.
• 1 ran to the register, but it did
not enlighten me. and not until I
questioned the night man and describ
ed the woman did I connect her with
the 'Miss Moore of ROBSland,' whose
name had been placed on the register
during the night.
Well, she's gone for good now."
again sighed the clerk. 'Both of us
know lor and it is not likely well
be fooled again."
Another instance of the chicanery
of the affectionately disposed occur
red this morning when a "Mrs.
Charles of Bind," as the register in
another hotel described her. was ask
ed to explain several BUSptciOUB
events which took place last eve- ;
The genial dragons at tin' hotel
doors in the persons of the clerks
have taken to saving "full house."
just like the poker player, and it
would be unfortunate if they should
be called on for a "show down" by the
fair objects of their suspicion.
MOVEMENTS TO MAKE
FOUR NEW COUNTIES
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Dec, 24.—A
movement is under way at Enumclaw
for the creation of a new county
out of a pCrtlon of Pierce, King, Kit
titas and Yakima counties to be call
ed Rainier county. Enumclaw would
be the new county scat.
Another scheme is under way t" di
vide Kittitas county with .Cle-Elum
as the new county seat.
A third scheme is that of making
KenneWick the county seat of a new
county carved out of Yakima. Walls
Walla. Franklin and Douglas.
Another scheme which will be pre
sented to the legislature is the di
vision of Yakima county, with Pross
er as tile county seat, a part of the
110,000 was given today to the minor
employes of the slock exchange.
Wall st. closed up its business this
afternoon and bankers and office boys
.alike want home tilled with the spirit
lof the holiday. In nearly every brok
erage house and banking house in
I the financial district the employes
were made happy by tin- gift of a
I week's salary, while in others the
' Christmas boxes Were much larger,
amounting to two and three weeks'
salaries. The distribution of the gifts
of the trust companies and large pri
vate banking Institutions were not
made, as a ruio, at the (lose of busi- j
ness, but tile employes were inform
ed that the usual custom will be
followed this year as in the past, in ]
making the gifts at the end of the I
PAN FRANC I SCO. Dee 21.—Great
amazement and curiosity have been
caused by the refusal of Fred F. Ma
rion, publisher of the Weekly News-
Letter and victim of a Sensational
assault last September, to prosecute
Marriott's paper printed an article
criticizing the behavior of R young
lady whom it did not name. TrUXton
Beale. a grandson of the old Commo
dore Truxton of naval fame, thought
the article referred to Miss Main Oge.
and. being a friend of the young
lady, proposed to go to the house
and Chastise the proprietor of the
paper. His friend, Thomas H. Wil
liams, president of the California
Jockey club, accompanied him.
Mr. Marriott appeared at the door,
greeted the gentlemen cordially and
Invited them in. He was assailed
Mrs. Hose Black-Bauer, the ceie
brated singer of Portland, is spending
the holiday season with her parents,
J>r and Mrs. Black, 111! PaolflC aye.
building will cost in the neighbor
) dof ), With the machinery,
the Structure will call for an OUtla)
of nearly $ 1 25,009,
The PabSt Brewing company is
mentioned as the teal owner, but this
could not be verified this afternoon
I II is said to be the Intention of the
parties building the plant to com
pletely equip it for the manufacture
of artificial Ice to be shipped through
lout the southern territory contiguous
Cyrus Happy, the former owner of
the site Upon which the plant Is being
constructed, sold it three months ago
to W. J. Frost of Milwaukee, in whose
name the new building is being
POPULAR mail CARRIER I
GIVEN CHRISTMAS GIFT.
Mr. Alexander, the popular letter
carrier living on Center st. near Hay's
Paris received a Christmas gift of
$25 this morning from tho people
along his route from Third aye. up
on the hill south and from Division
St. cast to Spokane St. Tho gift was
placed in a pair of little red hose, the
latter being a gift to Mr. Alexander's
little girl, aged eighflmonths.
TERMS IN PEN.
Judge Rlcbardsort this morning
lentenced Henry C, Corbett and
roseph Cook, who pleaded guilty to
ittemptlng to rob A. H, Trotter, to
wo years each in the state peniten
ilary at Walla Walla.
He also sentenced Dan Burns, who
pleaded guilty to receiving Stolen
property, to 20 days in the county
SUE WESTFRN UNION
FOR DELAYED MESSAGE.
Slater X- Wolf have commenced suit
in the superior court against the
Western L'nion Telegraph company to
collect 1500 damages, alleged to have
been sustained by them last July by
the transmitting of a message in
cipher to them from Toronto in which
a wrong word was sent, causing them
a loss to the above amount.
new county being taken from the
eastern part of Klickitat.
it is likely the next legislature will
pass a bill appropriating 115,000 to
complete the Gold Hill road across
the Cascade, mountains. The matter
is now receiving favorable considera
tion from legislators. About (20,000
has already been expended in con
structing the load, but before half
completed the funds ran out. It is
thought the work can now be com
pleted for (15,000, at h ast this is all
that will be asked for. The road
follows the course of the Matches
v< lley and crosses the mountain south
of Natches pass and will connect on
the west side With the load to Ta
The amount of shoplifting which
lias in'C'ii going on during the past
month is much greater then anyone
not "on the Inside" would imagine,
and those engaged In the not
confine their work to small articles
Tho fact has iust leaked out that a
valuable sealskin coat mysteriously
disappeared from one of the larger
stores of the city recently, it was
not thought possible that a person
could get awn;.- with so large an ar
ticle undetected and a thorough
search of the store was made, but the
coat could not be found.
Tic matter was kept quiet in the
hope that the ihief might be found
or the coat returned, but the proprie
tors are. no wiser regarding the mat
ter than at first and the affair has
now leaked out.
John Wolford, for It years an em
ploye of the (i. K. li\ery stable, on
First aye., liear Lincoln st.. has been
trrested on complaint of his 17-year
dd daughter, who charged him with
from behind, and received some heavy
blows about the load. He attempted
to run up the stairs, and was shot ut
Several times, and wounded in the leg
SO badly that his life has hung in the
balance for months.
.After the assault Mr. Marriott's pa
per indulged in a few turgid editorial
(remarks and the town thought that
Whenever the time should eomo for
evening up that score the wounded
editor would be there, if not with
both feet, at least with one.
The ease of assault to murder came
up in the superior court, and the two
wealthy defendants were riresent with
their attorneys. Marriott failed to
put in tin appearance, though well.
and the case went over.
The engagement of Mr. Beats to the
young lady in the case has been an
The management of the Spokane &
Eastern Trust company save a pleas
ant Christmas dinner ut Davenport's
LOWEST PRICE STORE PI SPOKANE FOR GOOD GOODS.
and every one
of its Patrons
Store Closed All Day
Awake Giving Christmas
Fancy mixed candy. I) lbs.., 25c
Popcorn crisp, only 15C
Peanut flake, only 15C
Cocoanut flake, only 15C
Chocolate creams, only 20C
French creams, only 20C
French bonbons, l-]b. pkgs. . 50C
Fancy bonbons. 1-lb. pkgs... 25C
Ting-ling, %-lb. pkgs 40C
Fancy mixed nuts, IMb. 4 "_ 35C
Fancy apples, per box..
Christmas candles, per b0x..1214c Christmas candle-holders, per
A House Full of
905 SPRAGUE AYE.
We wisH you
one and all
a very, very
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Offices in the Savoy, Bennett Block. Comer Main Aye. and Howard St., Op
posite Grand Hotel, Spokane, Wash,
ASK FOB BETBIAL
Or ADAMS CASE.
w. J. Thayer, attorney ror j. v.
Adams, this morning Bled a motion
in tho superior court for a now trial
Navel oranges, per d0z...... 25C
Fancy celery, bunch, 5c and 103
Fancy Italian prunes, per lb. 5C
Best ham, only 15C
Best bacon, per 1b... 16c
Sweet spuds, 7 1b5.......... 25C
White spunds, leu-lb. sack.. 50c
Best bird, 5-lb. pail , ... 65C
Best lard, 10-lb. pail $1.30
Armour's mince meat, 2 lbs.. 25C
Bold dust. 3-lb. pkg........ ,20C
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in the ease of j. k. Adams vs. c. c.
Dempsey et al. This is iho ease
whi< ii lias been tried in the superior
court three linn s and twice has been
token to the supremo court.
THE MOST I ARTISTIC
HE I lARKET AfFORDS
The Proper Thing* ,
for Xmas Gifts
714 Riverside Aye.
Phone Main 612.
And Xmas Novelties
of Every Kind.
Gift that the recipient will
be delighted with.
Pans, $4.35 to 930.00.
Opera glasses, $5.25 to $30.00.
Store open evenings.
George R. Dodson,
517 Riverside Aye.
6 HOWARD ST.
The • •••
Phone Main 247.
FRANK B. OICHOO
South 9 Post St.
Sole Agents of the Neldlcn
Typewriter Process for Spo
this Lamp before
buying any other
Costs 1 Cent
an liour to produce 800
Hard das Lamp Co.
204 Post St., Spokane.
All Millinery now
on hand at cost.
822 Riverside Aye.
Shorthand, Civil Service, Teleg
raphy. English, Drawing Courses.
Northwestern Business College.
£03 Second. Aye. Wpokane, Wash.
They're made on the comfortable Wau
kenphast last in the blucher style. No
more sensible or practical shoe for rough
weather was ever devised. It won't be
too late to buy them tonight. Should
they not fit, we'll gladly exchange after
Other styles of doubled-soled shoes
for men, $3 to $5.
Open this evening till 10.
519 Riverside Aye.
than a nice picture. Wo have
them in all sorts and sizes and
j an a largo proportion of them.
OMO & KECTH CO.
r::;piF,i: STATE BLOCK.
UNION - MADE HATS
"lie Union Special
Wilson, Sullivan 4 Co.
713 Riverside. Tel. White 758.
A. C. McClurg & Co.'b traveling
men's samples on sale here ut
ACTUAL WHOLESALE COST.
Toilet cases, leather Roods, shop
ping hugs, Tiffany vases, medallion
pictures, gold plated French mir
rors, cut glass, manicure pets, ster
ling silver novelties —these are a
few of the many beautiful presents
wo offer at just about half the reg«
ulsr retail prices.
SCULLY DRUG CO.
iklZ Uivertiide Aye. Pboue Main 2<».
Is assured any man -who ,
receives among his gifts 1" i
a pair of our
THE HILL SHOE CO.
40 per cent,
WE MAKE SHIRTS TO
518 Sprague Aye.
Cor. Howard and Sprague
Telephone Main 130
Lots of it now, but it
wont last long.
We also sell Groceries.
of the betliT sort
is what you should give a friend or
relative; the kind we sell in silver
mounted pearl handles from $5 up.
silk Fobs make desirable and use
ful presents; ours range from $2 up.
Children's Cups please the little
one; ours are worth more than they
cost, from $1 up.
Silver Bracelets for the 'young
ladies nro strictly In order at this!
season: don't close n (leal on this;
line iiiit il you see ours, from $1 up.
SCHACfIT & RIORDEN.
Open evening! until nt'tor Xmas.
Full 15.Q0 Set
Gold Crowns $5.00
Silver Fillings 50
Painless Extracting 50
All work guaranteed for 20
A specialist In charge of
Pbi.itCelpliia Dental Parlors.
lu-ii-12 Wolverton Block,
Over W. U. Tel Co.