MS BLOTTED OUT AS A MAN,
HE IS ONLY A NUMBER NOW
Former Millionaire Drag
ging Out Dreary Exist
ence Among 750 Other
Negroes, Italians and
ONCE "MASTER MIND,"
HAS NO RIGHT TO
r THINK NOW.
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 21—Yester
day a man —today a number; yes
terday a millionaire —today a con
vict without property debts: yes
terday a free agent, controlling
thousands by his strength of mind
—today a nonentity whose thinking
is done for him; yesterday clad in
fine cloth and linen, with the whole
world as the theater of his opera
tions—today shuffling about In
shapeless shoes, wearing the ill fit
ting garb of servitude of rough blue
cloth, and his world limited to the
blue skies over the prison walls.
Such is the metamorphosis
worked in Charles W. Morse when
the great steel doors of the United
States penitentiary at Atlanta
swung behind him a couple
of weeks ago. Had he been put
Into a grave he could have been
blotted out no more effectually as
concerns his social identity. Ho
had ceased to exist as Charles W.
Morse—he had become United
States convict No. 2814. and as
such for 15 years will drag out an
existence, every minute of which is
on a dead, dull level of a monotone,
surrounded by 50 fellow unfortun
ates, among whom are included
whites, negroes. Indians and China
Values to $3.50
any suit or overcoat in
stock at ONE-HALF PRICE.
iirlUl kit near Howard st.
OUR GREAT CLEARING SALE-DRAWS TO A CLOSE
From start to finish this sale has been wonderfully successful. '' Believe us,'' the people know bargains when
they see 'em. Therefore, they have bought liberally of the splendid values offered them during this sale.
Now, Mr. Man, let us remind you again: Take advantage of this splendid opportunity. Secure some of the
marvelous values offered in Suits and Overcoats, and other seasonable wearables. We've got 'em all beat.
Secure one of these handsome, sty
lish suits. Three superb assortments
of wonderful suit values—values that
challenge all competition.
Compare style and quality, fit and
finish, and then compare prices.
$25.00 Overcoats 818.50
$20.00 Overcoats $15.00
$15.00 Overcoats $10.00
$0.50 Trousers go at 84.50
$5.00 Trousers go at $4.00
$4.00 Trousers go at $3.00
$3.50 Trousers go at $2.50
$3.00 Trousers go at $2.25
$2.00 Trousers go at $1.50
$1.00 Dress Shirts 75?
$1.50 Dress Shirts $1.10
$1.75 Dress Shirts $1.35
Big Hosiery values; 200 dozen men's fine black and tan lisle sox; just received from the mills; double heel and
toe; two pairs 25r*
160 dozen brilliants, black and tan; hand finish; three pairs for 50<^
A gorgeous showing of new neckwear; special 25<, 35<S 50<? and 75£
Give us a fair chance to demonstrate the fact that we are putting out today the best class of men's merchan
dise in Spokane for the money.
110 POST ST.
These will be his constant com
panions and one of them is to be
come his cellmate. And the little
comfort that human society may af
ford No. 2814 will be reduced by
the interdiction of speech, for a
convict may not converse with hid
I brethren save at certain stated in
tervals. Even at meals, when the
desire to talk is greatest the pro
hibition is ironclad; he may not
even use his tongue to mffke known
i his wants—he must employ signs
Only Two Chances of Escape.
And from this living grave con
vict No. 2814 thinks, or thought
while he had still the right to think,
there is but two chances of a resur
rection —one by due process of law
and the second by pardon, for he is
certain thai if these hopes fail him
then his sentence is a sentence of
death, for he cannot believe tliat he
will survive the full term.
But dead though he may be now,
tho seeds he sowed as C. W. Morse
of brilliant mentality are bearing
fruit in the fight that is being
waged to bring him back to life
through the efforts of Martin Little
ton, his counsel. In the courts, ana
the work of h's devoted wife In cre
ating sentiment that shall crystal
lise In the form of a pardon.
Atlanta jail is about four miles
from the city, and is good to look at
when one is on tlie outside. It is a
big pile of gray granite not unlike
a German feudal castle, it stands
in the center of a large reservation,
and where the high, thick walls
cease a 10 foot barriacde of barbed
wire, thickly interlaced, begins.
Here and there are sentry boxes
where guards with rifles and/pistols
keep watch. And no one may enter
at the gates unless his business is
known beforehand. It is all.bus!
$(i.OO Union Suits 84.00
$5.00 Union Suits $3.75
$3.50 Union Suits $2.50
Famous Clothing Co.
ness there, aad mere curiosity seek
ers find short shrift.
Moyer's Grim Firmness.
The same grim firmness are the
distinguishing characteristics of
William H. Mover, who for 15 years
will be responsible for the mental,
moral and physical welfare of No.
2811. Mover is a man who has made
a name for himself as a penologist.
He took the Atlanta jail when it
was nothing, and last year under
his administration the penalty of
isolation for violation of prison
rules amounted to only 2-100 of one
per cent of the aggregate time.
GALLS COPS WHEN
COOK DRINKS HER
Mr. Wolf Gets Excited When
Vintage Disappears; Court
Dismisses Queen's Name
NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—"1 am Mr.
Ernest Wolf, chemist, M 49 West
Eighty-filth street. Send a man up
here quick. We have a thief up
A moment after this telephone
message reached police headquar
ters yesterday Detective Barbour
was rushing to the scene.
"Who is the thief?" he asked
breathlessly of Mr. and Mrs.
Barbour recognized it instantly
as a name that had carried a
shadowy record even on the an
cient throne of Scotland.
"Where is she?"
"In the kitchen. She's the cook."
"What did she steal?"
"She drank our rare sherry that
was given her to put in the plum
The queen of the kitchen was
led before Magistrate Moss in the
West Side court. Mr. Wolf ex
plained with feeling that the miss
ing wine was of a rare and costly
vintage that was treasured for
dinners of especial importance.
It developed that Ella Bednark,
a true, faithful maid, had seen the
prisoner drink a goblet of the aged
stuff and replace it with water.
Mary Stuart denied everything,
with a royal dignity.
Magistrate Moss ordered the
charge changed to disorderly con
duct, then suspended judgment and
freed the prisoner. The latter said
there was several weeks' wages
due her and that Mr. Wolf had re
fused to pay. The magistrate said
that was a matter for a civil court.
In addition to banishing
bouquets from the desks, Mr.
Cannon may take steps to pre
vent the insurgents from en
joying any beds of roses. —
In preparing to put his foot
down on the insurgents, Taft
seems to have equipped his
shoes with hobnails. —Phila-
If Cannon succeeds in read
ing the insurgents out of the
party they may be burning
the woods when he needs rails
to fix his broken fences. —
THE SPOKANE PRESS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
MEN 400,000 YEARS |J j
IN NEW ZEALAND
VICTORIA, Jan. 21.—News of
the discovery in New Zealand of
the skeleton of a high type ofJman,
not a Maori, and the skill) of a
very low type, both fossilized, is
creating great interest among the
scientists of New Zealand and Aus
tralia, according to advices re
ceived by the steamer Moana, of
the Canadian-Australian line, yes
terday. The skull of the "low
type" had the crown of the' skull
almost level with the eyes ami the
bone very thick. The skeleton and
skull are said by New Zealand
scientists to have been buried for
Thin Folks Made Fat
Good, healthy flesh can only be
gained by the use of the proper
food, together with natural action
of the organs of assimilation. Nine
people out of 10 in order to weigh
as much as they ought and be per
fectly healthy, should use Samose.
the great flesh forming food and
health restorer. Weigh yourself
before commencing to use these lit
tle tablets, and see how your weigiit
increases from week to week.
Samose does not contain a par
ticle of starch or pepsin, nor is it
any nauseating preparation, such as
is usually recommended to make
people fat. and which does not
build up good, healthy tissues.
Samose lias valuable flesh forming
properties, tones up and strength
ens the whole system, helps the
food that is eaten to be assimilated
in a natural manner, and absolutely
restores health to all the organs.
If you are not perfectly satisfied
with the results from Samose, Mur
gittroyd will return your money
without any quibbling. Sent post
paid on receipt of price. 50 cents.
If you have to use Iwo pairs of
glasses, or if you wear the old
style bi-focal (double focus) glass
es, you should investigate the new
"Kryptok" invisible bi-focal. You
ean'l see where the edges are
Joined; it looks like one solid
lense it does not worry you, is
easiest on the eyes, and gires a
much better appearance. Let' us
show them to you.
EYES EXAMINED FREE.
STANDARD OPTICAL 00
703 RIVEUSIDE ATE.. SPOKANE.
WASH. TEL., MAIN 2345
$3.50 SHOES $1.85
$4.00 SHOES $2.35
At our Post street storig we
, have set out a few odd pairs of
. ladies shoes.
For real values keep in touch
• with this store. No. 3 Post street.
WICKERSHAM & BAXTER
72C Riverside Aye., or 3 Post St.
$1.50 Shirts and Drawers 81.10
$1.25 Shirts and Drawers. . .90?
$1.00 Shirts and Drawers. . .75^
110 POST ST.
GOOD WORDS FOR
"Bill" Shannon is a very proud
man today. It is all because of a
letter of congratulation which he
has received from City Corporation
Counsel E. O. Connor.
That official has taken note of
the fact that "Bill" is retiring from
the force, and has written him a
very fine letter, which is in part,
I "You never flinched from your
j duty, and administered and dis
charged your duties as a policeman
without fear or favor, and for the
sole purpose of seeing that the law
was obeyed. Whenever you receiv
ed an order it was promptly and
properly executed. After 20 years
of service, you retire with the feel
ing among all the citizens that you
have been an honest and faithful
officer. You retire, a poor man in
worldly goods, but rich in the
esteem and appreciation of the citi
zens who know you best and are
familiar with your official career.
OF AN INVALID,
AGED 73 YEARS
(By United Press)
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 21.—
Accusing State Assemblyman
Henry N. Beatty of San Fran
cisco of paying ardent court to
Elizabeth B. Hitchcock, a bed
ridden invalid 73 years old, in
order to possess her fortune, a
suit by Elizabeth B. Smith to
break the will of Mrs. Hitch
cock is pending today in the su
perior court. Mrs. Hitchcock
died recently, leaving property
worth $75,000 to Beatty, who
also is an attorney, practically
disinheriting Mrs. Smith, her
$15.00 to $20.00 values. . .$7.50
$25 values $12.-15
$30.00 values $14.95
Ladies' Shirt Waists
$8.00 and $10.00 values. . .$3.95
$6.00 and $7.00 values. . .$2.85
$4.50 and $5.00 values... $1.95
$2.50 and $3.00 values.. .$1.25
$2.00 values 85?
Outing flannel and percale;
|1.00 values 55?
Ladies' knit underwear, ribbed
and fleeced, 50c values 25?
Wool mixed; $1.50 values.. 75?
All wool; $2.50 values $1.25
Ladies' ribbed union suits, $ 1.00
All wool union suits, $2.50
Covert cloth. Length, ?,(> in.
A big saving to you. These jack-
ets aie worth up to $15.00. Sale
Ladies' Silk Rain Coats
Guaranteed by the maker. If
it's made by Kenyon you can de
pend on it; $l'o vaules.. .$9.50
Black Sateen Petticoats
$1.00 values 55?
$2.00 values 85?
§■-■■>*> values $1.45
$1.00 values 55?
Ladies' Silk Petticoats
with deep ruffles —all shades —
$7.50 values $3.25
207 Riverside Aye.
Next to Pedicord Hotel.
Handlers of Bankrupt
Accurately adjusted tc any form of
By Schaich, the Druggist. Expert
Truss fitters. No charge for fiting.
Main and Howard Streets.
We turotsu, uaUdteua caskets $b.oo
Adults' caskets $25.00
Three hacks, grave.
hearse and casket vp / O
New England Undertaking Co.,
i N. 15. —Wo are uot in the trust. ;
.216218 Will SU Free r:ubulaac«.j
Shawls & Scarf s
One-third will be
deducted from the
price of any shawl
or scarf you may
whether black, white
or gray; wool, silk
and wool or all silk.
Second Week of the Great
The Best Buying Opportunity of the
Thousands of dollars' worth of winter merchandise must be disposed of in the
remaining days of the month of January. If low prices will transfer every win
ter garment and article, then it will not be necessary for us to include cold weather
merchandise in next season's stocks.
Prices are surprisingly low. In fact, they have been reduced to almost nothing
on many, many lots of good, serviceable merchandise for mid-winter use.
More Great Crockery Bargains for
Saturday's Pre-Inventory Sale
Most Spokane people buy crockery, china, kitchen and dining room furnishings
at the Palace. It is widely known that we have the biggest stock, best, assortment
and lowest prices, three important drawing cards for crockery selling. Although
this has been a busy week in the crockery section we are determined to make Sat
urday a record day. Great values in all sorts of staple articles are offered.
10c Lamp Chimneys— Enameled Ware 49c
75c and $1.00 Sugar and
Creamers— -Various de
signs and shapes; while
they last, a set 25«>
China Berry Sets — 7
pieces; special, a set.B9<>
White Paper Napkins—
Per 100 10£
Shelf Paper—. - ! pes 10£
Toiler Paper ;; rolls
25c Cups and Saucers—
-Japanese ware; spe
$1.65 Hand Painted
Pitchers- In apple, pear
and peach decoration;
15c Paring Knives --Sat
20c Meal Boards
15c Cream Pitchers
$4.00 Plates- Royal
Austrian ware; wove pat
tern, gold decoration;
special, dozen ....$2.25
One Fourth Off
The month of January is glid
ing past, and the remaining
time is short in which you can
have pictures framed at a sav
ing. Bring your pictures in to
morrow. Correct picture fram
ing; Palace- high grade picture
framing now one-fourth less in
Season's Best Shoe Values for Saturday
We are too heavily stocked with women's $3.50 shoes and to make the stock as
light as possible by February 1 are offering you latest styles in good footwear at
Women's Patent Colt
Shoes -Blucher cut; hand
turned soles and $4.00
values. Saturday, special,
a pair $2.65
Women's $3.50 Shoes -
In blucher style; welt,
soles and Cuban heels.
Misses' Shoes Have
heavy soles, patent tipn
and blucher cut. Tomor
row, a pair $1.35
Fine Neckwear 65c
Tomorrow we will place one lot of our
finer grades of neckwear on sale. Band
embroidered jabots, stocks, coat collars
and linen novelties, worth up to $1.25.
Choice tomorrow 65^
High-Grade Rugs on Sale
Don't miss this chance to buy a rug. Notice we are reducing only the highest
qualities, bringing the prices down lower than ever before.
High-grade velvet rugs, 9x12 feet in size. Very beautiful patterns find colors.
Tomorrow these $27.50 rugs are on sale for only $17.50
$30.00 AXMINSTER RUGS—9xI2 feet in size; exquisite patterns.
Sale price $19.75
$50.00 ROYAL WILTON RUGS -9x12 feel in size. Will wear a lifetime.
Sale price $30.50
$2.50 AXMINSTER RUGS- 2«8*4-6 in size; two patterns only. One of these
hearth rugs tomorrow will cost you only $1.50
BISSELL'S SWEEPERS $1.69—We11-known Bissell's carpet sweepers; worth
at all times $2.25. Sale price, each $1.69
Satisfaction or Your Money Bade
50c Glass Cruetts—Vin
egar or oil; special,
Imported Scotch gingham, 32
inches wide; in checks, stripes
and plaids, doing to close out
one large yardage. Values to
60c. Tomorrow, a yard.. . 15?
All-Linen Toweling IS inches
wide; red and white border and
medium weight: 12 l-2c goods:
Saturday, a yard 8 13?
Get One Tomorrow
$27.50 Velvet Rugs $17.50
Highest quality blue
coated, white lined enam
eled ware, including - Ber
lin and steam kettles; val
ues to $1.50; tomorrow,
your choice 49e^
Clothes Baskets, Boards,
$1.25 Clothes Baskets -
40c Wash Board—To
55c Glass Wash
No. 1 Galvanized Wash
No. 2 Galvanized Wash
No. 3 Galvanized Wash
$4.00 Clothes Wringers
—Our best and warrant
ed; special, each.. .$3.95
Wire Clothes Lines -75
feet for 19^
The entile stock of pyro Wood
is on sale; select now while the
opportunity to secure a liberal
price reduction is offered. All
prices are reduced one-third, Gel
a supply of pyro wood tomorrow,
Women's Kid Shoes
Heavy soles, patent leath
er tips and Mucher cut.
Tomorrow, a pair.sl.Bs
Women's Patent Leath
er Shoes 15lueher style,
dull kid top, < luban heels
and tnediuhm weight soles.
Tomorrow, n pair. .$2.50
Women's Fine Kid
Shoes Hand-turned soles,
high ('ul)iin and military
heels; $3.50 and $4.00 val
ues. Tomorrow, a
Chiffon Veils $1.90
Chiffon Scarfs and Veils Plain hem
med and fancy bordered veils; all in
most stylish colors and in value range
Up to $.'!.75. Tomorrow, each...51.95
$2.25 Lace Cur
One hundred pairs
of beautiful lace cur
tains, 3 yards long
and 50 inches wide.
Are in a rich drab
shade; $2.25 values.
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