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The Russian Mothers Prayer
If you would get some fearful glimpse of the situation
IDC things in Russia read carefully the prayer of the Rus-
Bian mothers to the czarina begging her to use her influ
ence with the czar to end the war. It is not a long petition
but it is full of awful revelations and of heart agony.
"Oh, Sovereign," the petition says, "we believe your
mother's heart feels all the horrors of war as we do. Peace
is violated not only beyond the frontiers, but even in the
heart of the fatherland. We see in the recent troubles
the beginning of calamities that may crush all Russia.
"All the bases of life are shaken and all the moral
foundations are trembling. Mothers who have to bring up
the young generation are saddened by seeing that it is
impossible to train up children on the basis of truth, love
and duty, when the social life of the country does not rest
thereon. Our best forces are perishing.
"Mothers whose hearts are breaking can not remain
silent. More lives will be sacrificed, because what is hap
pening is not spasmodic, but the results of earlier calami
ties. The emperor can still save Russia by his puissant
will. eßour pleader. Pray the emperor to listen to the
voice of the country. If the emperor leads the country in
paths of greatness its women will help in the work of
organization by guiding their brothers and children into
the new way and a life of light."
The intuition of woman goes direct to the cruxx of
Russia's troubles. There is war "in the heart of the
fatherland." Peace has left the hearthstone of the Slav.
It is no mere clash of capital and labor. It is a fight of
people against authority. The people are fighting for they
know not what. There are countless issues on both .sides.
What grand dukes do not see, or seeing, ignore, is the
niternecene war—the war of Russia's own members. And
violent hands are being laid on the ark of the covenant.
Men may cry peace but there is no peace. The war these
clear eyed mothers see, and fear, is civil war.
Read over again the second paragraph of the pitiful
plea. What shall be done when the bases of life are
shaken and all moral foundations tremble? Tlie answer is
to be found in the story of that awful maelstrom, the
French Revolution. What will the best disciplined army
'do when it loses confidence in its leaders? And what will
the mob do? For centuries the Russian people have be
lieved in the great white czar as the vicegerent of God on
earth. When they feel their czar has deserted them it is
to them as if God had turned away his face.
"Our best forces are perishing,"- wail the mothers.
iWhat shall we do with our children? They can no longer
say, "Obey your God.and your czar." For the children
may reply, "There is no czar." For truth substitute false
' liood, for duty vengeance, and for love hatred—and what a
jpit you have opened! Anarchy breeds. Chaos reigns.
These mothers say they can not keeq silence. They
Can not because motherhood fears for the fruit of its
womb. Because motherhood is helpless. Because mother
hood without moral law to support it descends to the mere
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breeding of animals. Stie the cry of the mothers and there*
is an end of all things.
This moving prayer, which reveals startlingly the
awful condition of affair in Russia, is the last hope of
anxious hearts. It is directed to motherhood—the czarina.
And the universal heart of motherhood everywhere will
join in the prayer of the Russian mothers.
I have heard a great deal of talk
in Spokane the past few days about
it being impossible for any man to
fight here who didn't make good with
the 8. A. A. C people by getting Into
their good graces. The sum and sub
stance of the talks has been that
the athletic club has corralled the
fighting game ln Spokane and that
no other club can do business.
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That sort of talk would be unwise,
to say the least. I have never heard
an official of the athletic club express
himself, but I would almost bet my
head that they will not be so foolish
as to commit themselves on such a
proposition as that they only can be
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There are other clubs ln the city
formed to promote boxing affairs and
they are regularly chartered the same
as the athletic club. To say that
they must not follow the example of
the athletic club ln pulling off con
tests ls to say that a monopoly has
been created for the S. A. A. C. —a
monopoly which rests solely upon
the good fellowship of Uie author
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It should not be misunderstood
that the stopping of one would result
In the stopping of all. For this rea
son such talk ns that crediting the
8. A. A. C. with trying to monopolize
the game is like taking an overdose
of morphine—it will put the talkers
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That at least one more boxing club
will open up In Spokane is assured.
The host way is the easiest way and,
to my notion, an arrangement to pre
vent a conflict of dates is the best
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Little Bill Lucas continues to In
sist that he is coming into Spokane
with a rival ball team fr6m his bush
league In order to punish Clyde Wil
liams for daring to fire the small
William from the fat job of president
of the P. N. L.
If little Bill has found a bunch of
money kings ready to squander the
expenses of a season of costly base
ball rivalry ln a city which can bare
ly support one team, he ls indeed a
wonder ln "throwing the con."
Ask your doctor, then
do as he says
If he tells you to take Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral for your throat
cough or bronchial (rouble,
then take it. If he has anything
better, then take that. Only
get well as soon as you can.
Delays are always so danger
ous in lung troubles. i»w.it
How any man who has the sense
to make money can be foolish enough
to burn it up paying the salaries of
a lot of baseball players for a whole
season, merely to work out the spite
of little Bill Lucas, ls too big a guess
That any man can believe there, ls
anything but loss in trying to put
two ball teams Into Spokane ls be
yond credence. The only point that
could be made would be Lucas' de
sire to cause Clyde Williams and his
associates to lose money.
But would the loyal baseball fans
of Spokane stand for such a move?
The fox-like doubling and twisting
and turning of Lucas In this league
matter is a spectacle which ought to
convince the national board that there
ls something crooked going on.
If you will remember. Lucas first
announced that he had secured a
blanket franchise for the Northwest
ern league to cover the P. N. L. ter
ritory. Based on this claim, Secre
tary Farrell supported Lucas by de
claring that the P. N. L. was dead
and that the new Northwest league
which Lucas had on paper would con
trol the P. N. L. territory.
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But now comes Mr. Lucas with a
league made up outside of the P. N.
L. territory—outside of the United
States in part—and he claims Spo
kane as a part of that league, which
be now calls the International.
Only the one P. N. L. city, Spokane,
Is to be in the International league,
which is to be protected by a fran
chise gobbled from the P. N. L. in
the name of the Northwestern league.
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Lucas and McCloskey were turned
down in Salt Lake, Helena and Butte.
Then they abandoned theartifice of
claiming all of the P. N. L. territory
nnd started for a northwest league.
This failed and now they have an
International league to spring with
Spokane as the pivotal point.
Just slumber on. Lucas ls talking
Spokane as big bluff In an attempt
to frighten away the staunch support
ers of Clyde Williams. He has been'
bluffing from start to finish. ... I
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Can that national meeting rule that
the Northwest franchise stolen front
the P. N. L. can cover the Interna
tional league which doesn't touch P.
N. L. territory? ,
WILLIE B. GOOD£.
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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Wm. Henry Moody, of Haverißll,
Mass., will be the attorney general
in President Roosevelt's cabinet
but only for about another year.
Then he will resign to practice
law in Boston, where a firm
already carries his name.
As attorney general he will be
remembered as the man who ar
gued the beef trust case in the su
preme court, the case having been
started and first won in the lower
court by Philander Knox.
It will also be to his credit that
he directed the firfist prosecution
under the Elkins anti-rebate law,
namely, that against the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe railroad.
It will be as attorney general
rather than secretary of the navy
that Mr. Moody will leave his im
pression of the Roosevelt adminis
tration. He was appointed secre
tary of the navy in May, 1902, and
50c and 65c
served almost three years in. that uong resigned from the cabinet,
position, but he was never much and Roosevelt was seeking, a man
in the public eye in that three to succeed him, preferably a man
years. | from Massachusetts, he turned na-
Moreover, It Is as a lawyer that turally to his friend Moody. The
Moody is at his best. It was in election of Philander Knox by the
his professional capacity that he Pennsylvania legislature to Quay's
first came Into public notice, and seat in the senate opened the way
it may be said that he owes his for Moody to fill a cabinet office
start in politics to the famous Liz- more tn his liking,
zie Borden murder trial. Although reared on a farm, At-
Moody, then quite a young man, torney General Moody does not ac
was aisuici mtumrj rui n—>■ mss— t f m 7t: "—**- m —iif—
crn district of Massachusetts at! any sense of the word To the
that time, and It became his duty I considerate thought of his parents,
as such to prosecute Lizzie Borden! who paid for his schooling at Phil
on the charge of murdering nor Hps Andover academy and a course
aged parents. It will be recalled at Harvard, he says he owes his
that the jury pronounced the young chance in the world. Mis father
woman innocent and Moody lost wm Henry Lord Moody, a well-to
hls case. do farmer In Essex county, on the
But he never regretted that find- north shore of the state. Toe
lng, and today believes that tho present cabinet officer wa3 born at
jury gave a proper verdict. Lizzie Newbury, Mass., Dec. 23, 1853, and
Borden still lives (the trial ww in te therefore 53 years of age. He
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WM. HENRY MOODY, ATTORNEY GENERAL.
will lwfoad your aaoaay U It faOa.
MUN YON. Philadelphia
i wrestling match
f NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—Great In
terest Is manifested in the wrest
ling match tonight between Prank
Gotch, the champion catch-as
eatch-can wrestler, and "Jim" Parr
who holds the English champion
ship title. The articles call for a
handicap match, Gotch agreeing to
throw the British champion twice
ln an hour or forfeit the match.
That Ootch is a wrestling mar
vel ns conceded by New York's
sporting fraternity. It will be
Gotch's debut in New York and
the occasion is looked upon as
one of the biggest sporting events
of the year ln the metropolis.
It ls generally conceded that he
will have to be at his best to beat
Parr, who is himself a champion.
Parr is the most spectacular
wrestler in the game today, and ls
regarded as a worthy opponent for
the American champion.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—Lovers
of ice sports filled the St. Nicholas
rink this e'ternoon at the opening
of the annual figure skating cham
pionship, under the auspices of the
Amateur Skating Association of
the United States. The program
covers both the afternoon and eve
ning and provides for about twenty
events, ranging from the simple
edge roll through all the intricate
figures known to fancy skaters.
An international flavor is given
to this year's competition by rea
son of the fact that Ulrich Sad
chow, of Sweden, winner of the
world's figure skating champion
ship in 193-4, is among the com
petitors. Probably the most for
midable competitor of the Swedish
skater is A. G. Keane, of the New
York Athletic club, winner of the
American figure skating champion
ship from 1898 to 1903 inclusive.
The judges of the contests are
Louis Rubenstein, of Montreal,
who won the world's championship
'for figure skating at St. Petersburg
ni 1892; Frank P. Good, of Brook
lyn, winner of the American figure
skating championship In 1886, and
James B. Story, of New York city,
American figure skating champion
WM. HENRY MOODY.
1 1892), and has visited Washington
I since Moody became a member of
: the cabinet, and the two perform
! ers in that dramatic affair found
time to meet and chat informally
of those days.
Not long after the Lizzie Borden
trial had made Moody's name fa
miliar to newspaper readers in
i every part of the country occurred
the death of Representative Cogs
well, of the Haverhill district.
Moody succeeded to the seat,
where he soon became noted as a
forceful speaker and hard worker.
It was while in congress that
Moody's acquaintance with Roose
velt began. Roosevelt was first
civil service commissioner and
later assistant secretary of the
navy, and from official confreres
they became social friends and
Consequently, when John D.
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Genuine Gas Coke
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Special prices in carload lots.
But a pleasing sense
of satisfaction is en
joyed when settling
day comes around
and your lightieg bills
arrive if we're sup
plying the current.
The Washington Water Power Co.
is younger looking than his years
would suggest, having a clear,
sandy complexion, and no trace of
gray in his closely cropped mus
The attorney general is a bache
lor and a devoted poker player, as
is Victor H. Metcalf, of California,
now secretary of commerce and
labor. When the latter was still
in congress, and Moody had be
gun his duties as secretary of the
navy, an amusing occurrence took
place, due to this passion.
Moody had suffered an accident
by being thrown from a carriage
while on a visit of inspection to
the naval academy at Annapolis,
and was recovering from some
rather severe bruises and scratch
rather severe bruises and
scratches. In order to cheer him
in his period of convalescence,
Metcalf, Speaker Cannon and an
other devotee had gathered at
Moody's rooms and with a bottle
of something that goes with selt
zer, they were busily occupied.
President Roosevelt had heard
of the accident, and, in pursuit of
a friendly interest, he set forth
to make a personal visit of in
quiry as to Moody's condition. At
the door he encountered a colored
man, who had received strict or
ders to admit nobody.
But the porter knew the presi
dent, and when the latter said he
would go right up without being
announced, the colored man fell
back and let him pass. In a mo
ment the portiers were suddenly
thrust back and a voice suggestive
of Lexow committees announced:
"Gentlemen, don't move. You
are all under arrest."
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Www iiNs-nw n*.am
Professor Roomer, loader
of the Inland Umpire Band,
has leased Swedish Broth
ers' hall, wis Riverside.
The place will be cleared
from all of Its former oc
cupants, be refitted nnd
made a respectable place.
The hall will from this time
be called Riverside hall and
will be for rent to fraternal
orders and for entertain
ments at reasonable rates.
m-27-a» Riverside. Phono M. I4M
Here la a chance to start ln right:
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chickens, new carriage, new wagon,
nsw Piano binder and two plows, one
harrow, garden tools, two sets of har
ness, 20 tons hay and all household
goods, all for 99000. Terms. ,
JOSEPH R. ROBERSON,
6 and 6 Symons Block.
TeL Main U7T.
We still have some of those cheap
lots in Hay'a Park and First addi
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additions ln the city. Strenffcar runs
full length of the six-
Inch water main in front of every lot
ln Hay's Park. The BEST VIEW in
the city. Tour own terms.
The Big Bend
No. S Washington Street Near
After February 1 I will be located
at 702 First avenue, northwest cor
ner Mill street Houses for rent and
AMES B. GRAY,
Room Fifth Floor Jamleson Block.
L K. Monfort ft Co.
899 BlTsratds Arenas, Oronnd Floor.
91900 —A new four-room modern
cottage on Montgomery avenue, near
Monroe street. There ls a finished
stairway and the attic Is floored. One
or two nice rooms can be finished in
the attic. It will take but |50 cash
to give you immediate possession.
The balance may be paid at tho rate
of 125 per month. If you are ln need
of a nice little home. Investigate this.
go see the Two bods
$1400 —Four room modern house,
good cellar, lawn, barn, close to car
line. Terms, $200 cash, balance easy
Ho Trouble to Answsr Questions.
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