WHY NOT THAT
SPOKANE. April 7.—To the Pub- I
lie: The railroad committee (alias
the ctHzess sommittee) states that
they have at the lowest 10.000 vot
ers, and estimated as high as 16,000
Voters, w-ho "are solidly opposed to
the position of the council." If that
is true, why the reluctance of the
railroads to submit the matters to
The only desired effect of such a
showing would be to afford the
COQBCiI an expression of the popular
Will, and so influence the council to!
recede from its position. But can
anyone doubt that a popular eloc-1
tion would be a more efficient
means of obtaining that expression
We do not ourselves believe that
there is any such proportion of vot
ers who feel that way—we have too
much confidence in the good sense
and judgment of the people. Then,
too. we know of many who. through
a refined coercion or undue influ
ence have signed the railroad peti
tion, but whose secret vote would
be contrary. Some of the names of
those who have quietly so ex
pressed themselves to us would
startle even as optimistic a body as
the railroad committee.
Certainly this reluctance to sub
mit the matter to a popular vote
cannot be due to a lack of funds —
the committee has already spent
more in postage stamps and solicit
ors alone than would pay the total
expense of such an election. We
10 IRK FOR
Members of the charter commis
sion will meet in a few days to
consider ways and means of get
ting the question of an election of
an official charter committee be
fore the people.
The pigeon-holing of the matter
by the city council has been taken
as the final action by that body and
now the appeal will be to the peo
ple. The calling of the election can
be forced by a petition, and this
will be the first plan tried.
With a majority of the commit
tee the feeling is that this is the
logical moment to strike for better
conditions at the city hall, and to
secure this there will be a demand
for a new charter and a new set of
Particulars concerning the sud
den death of A. C. Douglas, also
known by his friends as "Frock,"
is being sought here by his aged
mother. Mrs. A. Curtis of
422 Main, North Sacramento, Cal.
According to information that has
been received by Mrs. Curtis, her
son was found dead in a local lodg
ing houge here on February 8.
The Coming City
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on any business lot in Hillman
for the correct reading of this ad
Cooper & Taylor
124 Wall St. Main 7509
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do not either think the railroad
money is by any means exhausted
They say such an election would
not be legal. We think it would or
could be made so. Hut assume that
it would not be. In the words of the
lawyers, of "legal and binding ef
fect," yet our council has unequiv
ocally pledged itself to abide by the
will of the people, as expressed at
such ap election. Does the railroad
committee doubt the council's sin
Our committee, on the other
band, has always said that we
would unhesitatingly and gracefully
yield to the will of the majority, but
: we, like the council, are In a mood
' where we want to be shown.
I Certainly the labor unions would
not be opposed to such a procedure,
for they have always stood for the
principle of the initiative and refer
endum, of which this is but an ap
Such an election should be oon
i ducted just like an election for the
park bonds, for instance, and with
, all of the safeguards of a regular
I election against repetition. Influ
] ence or other Improper practices.
I In the meantime, if such an elec
tion is determined upon, there are
many of us who will welcome the
opportunity to assist in sbowing
I what are the real issues—and their
importance to this community. Peo
! pie's Terminal Rate Committee, by
i .1. R. Valentine, Secretary.
H. M. Stephens, attorney in the
famous rate case, when interro
gated this morning as to the feasi
bility and practicability of the rail
roads accepting a terminal rate
I "I reiterate that which T have
I many times said, that there is no
! legal or practical reason why the
! railroads cannot accept franchises
with terminal rate provisions."
"Any decision by the interstate
commerce commission will require
a readjustment of rates at least
! from St. Paul west. The rates from
j St. Paul west are the ones which
j receive excessive rates that are
I paid by this city and the Inland
"I wish that you would inform
the public that my course in this
j matter has been determined and is
] followed by reason of the facts and
: the law as I have learned them in
connection with the freight rate
case. I feel so thoroughly convinced
j that terminal rates to Spokane and
I the Inland Empire would be equit-
I able and just that they ought to be
secured by any means that are
legal or legitimate."
Richard M. Bishop, age 7 months,
infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James
Bishop, died April 6 at the family
residence, 2330 Kiernan avenue.
Funeral services were held today
at 3:30 p. m. from Smith chapel.
Interment at Fairmount.
HERE IS THE QUEEN OF-THE TRADE
CARNIVAL AND HER BODY GUARDS
Under the auspices of the Tenth
Legion, a church organization, so
tt is said, an entertainment to be
called the "Carnival of Trades,"
will be held at the Auditorium the
ater on the evenings of April 12
and 13. The accompanying pic
ture shows the three principal char
acters to figure in the event. In
the middle is Miss Mable Vest,
OH, YOU CHICKENS
BEWARE OF THIEVES!
Only for the overcautiousness of
a third party, who refused to sum
mon the police, a bold chicken
thief who did a rushing business in
raiding chicken coops in the north
eastern section of the city last
night and early this morning, might
now be languishing behind the bars
of the city jail, instead of enjoying
So far, the police have learned
of the robbery of the poultry houses
at the homes of N. S. McCleary,
E2305 Mallon avenue; E. H. Brad
den, E2204 Cataldo and J. Comodey,
717 Stone street. McCleary over
took the thief on the road early
this morning, shortly after the cul
prit, with 15 of McCleary's chick
ens in a wagon had quietly pulled
away from the latter's home.
McCleary called upon another
man, said to be a resident of the
neighborhood, who stood nearby, to
summon the police, but the fellow
Originators of Reasonable
"The man who never m:ikes
a mistake is the nrnn who
never does anything."
You will find a Robinson
Thermal Bath Cabinet the
best investment you have
made so far this year. It
will help you to got over the
spring* fever; also for rheuma
tism, neuralgia, colds and
nervousness. *:i.50 to $lL\r>"
complete. Ask the lady clerk
all about them. Free booklet.
SPECIALS FOR TODAY
Pills 25c IZC
Listerine 25c 14«*
Listerine 50c 27<*
Listerine $1.00 54C
Pape's Diapepsin ..50c 26**
Pape's Diuretic ...50c 26<-*
Paste 25c 13C
A pair of BUBBEI GLOVES
will make your garden work
ensy and save your hands. 50c,
78c, $1.00 and i 1.115 a pair;
Jelly 2.".c 13C
Jelly 50c 27<*
cide $1.00 54^
cide 50c 27«?
Syrup of Figs 50c 23<«
Tablets 50c 27<*
Take SEL-VA-IOKE, the
Catarrh Cure of merit, on our
guarantee. It will stop your
hawking and spitting and
make life worth living.
- 11.00 a bottle.
Mentholatum .. ..25c 13«*
Mentholatum .. ..50c 27<*
parllla $1.00 64<»
S. 8. 8 $1.00 52 C
Walnutta 60c 32<f
Hind's Honey and
Almond Cream 50c 31c
Quinine 25c 13C
OffHß ■ will heal chap
ped hands and face and nil
roughness over night. It
softens the cuticle and Is not
the least bit greasy or sticky.
26c the bottle.
See our trained expert truss
flttinr. No charge for o»n-
Hultutlon. We guarantee a lit
or lefuud the money.
THE SPOKANE PRESS
queen of the carnival, a well known
Spokane girl, and the guards are
Raymond Hawk on the left, and
Willard Matters, on the right.
Thirty Spokane business houses
are to be represented in the pro
gram of short dramatics and clever
burlesque. Among the most prom
inent numbers on the bill are the
"Maids From th.c Isle of Perfume,"
in which 10 Spanish maids partici-
refused, declaring that he did not
wish to become involved in the
"mix up." This made it necessary
for McCleary to leave his prisoner
on his wagon in the road, while he
himself turned in a call to the po
lice station. By the time he had
finished with hjs mission, the poul
try thief had gone on with the
chickens and has not been located
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.—
Field Marshal Lord Herbert Kitch
ener, head of the army of Britain,
who is on a special mission to or
ganize the military forces through
out the empire and its possessions,
slipped quietly into San Francisco
today and went immediately to the
Lord Kitchener made his, appear
ance in characteristic fashion. He
wishes to be regarded as Ht Unoffi
cial visitor. With this view in mind,
be "forgot" to notify the British
consul, Walter R. Hearn, of his
presence in the city. Hearn's first
information that the distinguished
Englishman had landed reached
him through Stephenson Smith, a
commercial agent here for the New
The newly elected officers of Spo
kane lodge No. 228, B. P. O. E., were
installed last evening at the Elks'
temple by District Deputy Attorney
J. B. Lindsay. The officers installed
were: Exalted ruler, J. J. White;
esteemed leading knight, Ren H.
Hice; esteemed loyal knight. Dun
can S. Cowgill; esteemed lecturing
knight, J. If. Travers; secretary, W.
F. Connor; treasurer, R. W. Butier;
tyler, J. W. Mackay; trustee. A. C.
Ware. Trustees Jake Hill and F. H.
Shaw continue to hold office. White
appointed the following officers:
Esquire, Frank J. Dorsey; chap
lain, E. H. Shaw; inner guard, J.
E. Griffith. Finance committee
is 'William Watson, R. A. Cham
bers and W. P. Keeler. Sick com
mittee is J. E. Griffith, Martin O.
Tuttle and William Hart. The en
tertainment committee is Jake Hill.
Fred M. Skadan and E. D. Sanders.
Leroy Waller, proprietor of the
Washington furniture store, be
tween Division and Browne streets,
on Main avenue, reports the theft
of a very valuable alligator hide
grip from his place of business.
A partial bolt of quite valuable
kersey cloth is mysteriously miss
ing from the tailor shop at 923
Bridge avenue since last night.
The Browne's addition chapter of
the First Presbyterian church will
meet Friday afternoon with Mrs.
George H. Wright at her home,
1925 Pacific avenue.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WALLA WALLA, April 7.—City
warrants to the amount of $4ußu
have been stolen from the Itich and
Harris Construction company's of
fice, in the city hall, according to
Cura Case, secretary of the com- ;
Rink Open Daily.
125 SINTO AVENUE
Take Gonsaga Car.
Phone Max. 529.
| pate; "Julio and Romiette," a tray-
I esty on Shakespeare; "Animated
| Dummies," in which the "dummies"
I from the Wentworth clothing store
j windows will come to life; the
j "Goddess of Light," an elaborate
i electrical display by Doerr-Mitch
lell; "Living Pictures" by the Wal
! ton College of Expression, and "The
i Garden of Dreams," a Japanese gar-
I den pantomime.
For the purpose of enlisting more
widespread interest in the organiz
ation of Retail Clerk's union, local
No. 1003 of Spokane, an open meet
ing for all retail clerks will be held
in the Scandinavian Brotherhood
hall, 711 Front avenue, on the night
of Friday, April 15. Four good ora
tors, who will deliver 15 minute
talks of intense interest to the re
tail clerks, will be on the program.
These speeches, according to Or
ganizer LeClair, will not be of the
radical kind sometimes heard in un
ion gatherings, but will be devoted
to "straight from the shoulder"
talks on organized labor.
August Llnd, age 58 years, died
yesterday at St. Luke's hospital.
He has been a resident of this city
20 years and at the time of his
death was living at the Chicago
hotel. He was a carpenter by
trade. Llnd Is survived by two
daughters and two sons. Funeral
services will be held tomorrow at
10 a. m. from Smith's chapel. In
terment at Fairniount.
Tibia E©§it E@y ? § Two P&imte
Suit Sold in T®wmi for
THAT statement is made deliberately, expecting it will
be challenged and you will make ns prove it to your
satisfaction, as we did to our own before we printed it.
To get that value we searched far and wide to secure tbe
kind of style, tailoring and material we wanted for suits
at this price and we shaved our own profit to the narrow
est possible edge that we might be able to honestly say:
"We have the best boy's suit in town with two pair of
pants at five dollars."
Here are the specifications.
All wool, every thread. Choice of stylish new mixtures and fancy
patterns in browns, grays, greens and tans, also v splendid fast color
navy blue serge.
New model long double breasted coat, slightly form fitting In the
back. Two pairs knlckorbocker trousers, cut nice and full.
Coat —Splendid lining, special shaped collar, shoulders and front.
Trousers —Pull lined, all seams taped so they won't rip; tapes are stitched down through two thick
nesses of cloth to add extra strength.
Look these suits over, carefully examine and compare with any others you can
find selling at the price, and you'll agree that the statement in the headline of
this advertisement If only the sober truth, and that these are the best boys' two
pants suits in the city for $5.00
TweimiLy-Tlhiree Pieces Spiring Staiftiinigs
aft a Seirnsaftioir&al Special Price . . . .
A CHOICE lot of twenty-three pieces of imported and domestic suitings for
spring. All this season's styles and a fine assortment of the most wanted
shades. It's one of those special limited quantities which this store occasion
ally is able to offer at a price so far below their usual selling cost as to be
The assortment includes a number of fine quality all wool plain
colored serges, mannish fashionable fancy mixtures, some very smart
new diagonals and a number of pieces in self colored stripes that are
The range of shades begins with navy blue, which is more popular
now than for many years; the assortment of grays is good; then
there are desirable shades in brown, taupe, drab, olive, myrtle, tan
and a new pepper and salt mixture.
Widths vary according to tho class of material from 44 to 54 inches. If in
regular stock these materials would have to sell at $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75 a
yard. The saving made possible by this offering will go a long ways toward
paying your dressmaker's bill or buying linings and findings for
your suit. Special price v <S)(S
TO GET THE
Mayor Pratt has made no an
nouncement yet as to choice of city
engineer and corporation counsel
to fill the vacancy created by the
removal of J. C. Ralston and James
It is reported that Mayor Pratt
has tendered to Engineer McCart
ney, formerly chief assistant under
J. C. Ralston, now first assistant
with the North Coast, the post of
City engineer. McCartney has had
considerable experience in this line
and quit the employ of the city to
go with the railroad.
Among the names heard spoken
of in connection with the attorney
ship is that of Lester P. Edge, a
member of the legislature, who was
at one time an assistant in the of
fice of the corporation counsel.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
CHICAGO, April 7.—Three al
leged train robbers were wounded
early today in a battle with police
at Mazon, 111., where five men were
taken from a train and accused of
having robbed the Coal City bank of
$1200. One of the wounded men will
die; the others are only slightly
hurt. They deny any knowledge of
the bank robbery.
Five men entered the Coal City
bank at 5 o'clock this morning and
bound and gagged the electrician
and the watchman of the bank.
Then they rifled the bank and es
FIREMEN'S SCALE BOARD
From H. B. Smith, chairman of
the Hrotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Enginemen, who has
just returned from tho east, it is
learned that the third member of
the committee to arbitrate the new
wage scale must bo appointed by
the Interstate commerce commis
sion, owing to the failure of the rep
resentatives of the opposing inter
ests to agree on the third man of
the committee. Timothy Shea, first
vice president of the brotherhood,
is representing the men and W. R.
Bcott of the Southern Pacific repre
sents the railroads.
I Mary Allison, formerly of Widen
er, Ark., is being sought by the
Spokane authorities at the request
of Clarence W. Withers of the
above mentioned Arkansas town.
Withers states that the girl Is of I
the approximate age of 18 years j
A shakeup in the crematory de
partment was impending this after
noon. Pat Harmon, head foreman,
and Harry Wyburn, head stable
man, were called on the carpet be
fore the board of public works and
mayor at 1:30 to learn why it is
that they have demanded an in
crease of wages.
At the city hall the meeting Is
regarded as the finish of Harmon
and Wyburn. C. D. Harmon, the
superintendent, who is no relation
of Pat, was also called, to give-testi
mony in the case.
Pat Harmon says that his offense
is asking the current scale of
wages, $3 per day, for eight hours,
which the city ordinance gives. He
has been working 12 to 14 hours
at $2.75. The men under him get
paid for overtime and make from
$15 to $37 per month more than
Pat, which makes the latter think
it is not a fair shake, as he has the
responsibility while the other men
get the pay.
Wyburn says that he works 12
hours, which Is a violation of the
city charter. For this he gets but
A general shake up in the crema
tory department is looked for to
BURGLARS RANSACK HOME.
Burglars ransacked the home of
Mrs. C. B. Croff, E1f.27 Sixteenth
avenue, some time yesterday after
noon, carrying away between $8
and $9 In cash and a valuable Elgin
watch that was concealed In one
of the dressers. The burglary oc
curred while Mrs. Croff was in tem
porary absence. The police received
the report of the burglary this
John Murphy, ace 82 yoars, died
last night at 427 Fourth uvenun.
Funeral arrangements have not us
yet boon made.
Play Ball - Out Today
cfhc?ai nnnr fcr
Baseßall (jUIUt 19 0
WARE BROS. CO.. Agents
ISS Howard St
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1910.
With $5 other goods, 17 lbs.
With S3 other goods, lbs.
for J ajf-# oc
Best flour, Marbeat brand;
guaranteed to pleaae you; 49
lbs. for $1.50. You cannot get
better flour If you pay 250
more for it.
Guaranteed flour, 49 lbs. $1.25
We buy flour in car lota.
Candled eggs—storage.. 20c
Strictly fresh eggs, O*JL 30c
Fancy Hams, per 1b...,J 22c
Best strip Bacon, hair or
whole piece, per lb 24c
Wide Bacon, half or whole
piece, per Ib 22c
Spinach, Lettuce, per 1b..20c
It pays to pay casp. v 1
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716 First. Main 4286
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1 SEWING MACHINE
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we also do a storage buUneaa. we
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