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by The Spokane Newspaper Company.
Entered at Spokane. Wash., as Second Class Matter.
Telephones—Hnsiness, 376; Editorial, 376.
Goodby, Old 1910, But You've Been
a Mighty Good Fellow
Standing upon the threshold of a new year a year ol
hope, promise ami expectancy we may well picture in
words ilif fruits of the iia>-ii:_i;' "< ml Year."
Tlu' grower, from his garden, field ami ranges, has filled
our storehouses with grain, fruits and meats.
That ho has not labored in vain i- self-evident in tin
millions of 1 ionics where the proverbial well' does not haunl
Undoubtedly, in some homes, relatively lew, want ami
hunger still cast a pall of sorrow.
These, we believe, have dnring these 12 months becomt
les< and l<in number and in intensity ol' suffering.
Prom the bowels of the earth we have gained a vast for
tune of minerals.
From our forests we have hauled vast quantities of lnm
her that we mighl he the better housed.
From countless numbers of machines we have million
of dollars of manufactures,
These are hut a scant portion of the material fruits pluck
ed from the tree of 1910.
That they have not Keen shared fairly by all is of coursf
unjust, hut we have taken steps forward, and 1910 has beei
the greatest advancement toward equal privilege ever wit
nested upon this globe.
And now. as wo sip the lasl few drops of the glass whicl
typifies a year of life, we drain not t he dregs, the bitterness
of a lasl swallow, for llion• none nol for the mosl of v
A new leaf of life we will at coming midnight turn, bu
we need not necessarily blot oul the old.
Biol the year 1910 from memory, from history, and yor
leave a frightful chasm o'er which mankind could not leap
Gladness ami sunshine, happiness and smiles have been
the allotment of most of us, and wo feel thankful and happ\
for it. while stiil remembering the sorrow, anguish ami
misery of some of us.
Old Year, we see you not as an old. feeble, incapacitated
useless never-do-well. Rather do we look upon you in the
prime of your strength, doing deeds of valor, accomplishing
things of manifest good to till feeding and clothing, edu
eating and ennobling the whole human family.
Greater and better things do we expect of your hopeful
successor. To record them we do this nighl start afresh
Upon another leaf.
God grant that from the voiceless silence of the buried
past you may watch the handwriting upon the new pag<
of time and note a multitude of smiles, tin ocean of love, ami
an unmeasurable quantity of happiness meted out to all ol
us and more especially to the least of us, to the poorest ol
the poor, and to the sinfulest of all us sinners.
Farewell, < lid Year.
Welcome, New Year.
Wasting the Nation's Income
Another college president, Nicholas Murray Butler, has
arisen to tell us what's the matter. He says: "The notion
that w<« can live on our capital has got to stop. We have
to remember that we have to live on our income."
Who's living on their capital! The laborers who do
the work? No; THEY HAVEN'T ANY CAPITAL.
Who's wasting the income of mines, forests, water
power, railroads, trusts, public utilities and the rest of
the big revenue producers!
Not the laborers —THEY DON'T GET THE INCOME.
Their average wage is less than $500 per year. And if
they wa>tc it, they can say to President Butler: "PLEASE
EXCUSE I S FOR LIVING."
Perhaps if the people had the income there would not
be so much need of exhausting the capital of the country
- its natural resources and the health and happiness tit
AVIATOR BROOKINS is making some "amazing spiral dips" up
above Lea Angeles. Makes everybody's hair stand on end. And he may
color tho hair giay, some of ihese days, by making ;,n amazing straight
HON. JOHN L. SULLIVAN'S nomination as the next "whits man's
hope" la Mr. Con O'Kelly. Mr. O'Kelly began prisee>ghting as soon as
his parents bad got him named Having had some experience in nam
ing boys, we think il may indeed even have taken a prizefighter to
name this particular "hope."
CONSTANTINOPLE dumped 20,000 of her stray degs on an island
in the sea of Marmora, and a foreign syndicate thinks there's money in
that doggery. 801 l your pate-du-fol-gras!
TETRAZZINI singing in the streets of Frisco so that the thousands
of poor could hear her divine voice! What nobler use of a great gill
than to brighten the lives of those who cannot buy brightness!
LOS ANGELES man arrested for bigamy says it's due to "brain
storms." That dear Lucky Baldwin must have suffered from regular old
DO your New Year's drinking early!
a * m m * *
TAFT'S to have "a cabinet" meeting cf newspaper men every Tues
day afternoon. Let's see ' William go into that job swearing he
wouldn't read the new^o(Jers?
WHEW! those Seattle Star editors go to jail for acts "tending to
embarrass the adminiHtration of justice." If that idea prevails, there
isn't going to be anybody at large to send anybody to jail.
CHARLESTON, N. C, man took an old pair of eagle's wings and an
umbrella and aviated from a 400-foot cliff. He holds the record for 100
feet low altitude.
WISH 4 Second Aye. Phone M. 5611,
mCOII. BALE—OO head all size horses and mares, 10 wagons,
15 IjugKies, 10 sets heavy harness, several light tanuM Every
twine thoroughly tried and guaranteed. Don't listen to hot air.
tome aud he convinced.
A NATURAL PHENOMENON
"What do you think of a dozen ducklings hatched out on my farm
yet they don't swim?"
"That is very tunny, How do you account for it?"
"Lack of any water to swim in."
HIGH FINANCE AT
Spokane ha.; at least one little
tirlie Who lias In her midget mind
he makings of a financier. And
■ lie also believes in the maxim
hat Mr. and Mrs. Common People
ihould get the best of the corpora
tions whenever they can.
Incidentally she U something of
i schemer, even if she is only 7
.ears of age.
Yesterday she was down town
vit': her daddy, and when it came
lime lo go home he was unable to
•etum with her. So he loaded her
onto a ear which passed tight by
he house, and sent her home
'Now. papa.'' said she to daddy,
when he handed her a nickel for
•ar fare, just before die car came,
•don't you tell the conductor
where I get off.''
•Why. dear.'" be asked, think
ing sic wanted to play "grown-up"
and tell the man herself.
"Because," explained the little
mite, if you tell him where to lei
me off, he'll know that I'm all
alone, and he'll make me pay my
tare. Hut it you don't tell him, 1 U
get a seat alongside some man or
woman, and he'll think I belong to
them, and maybe i can save my
"STATE UTILITIES COMMIS-
In order to be better able to
cope with the question of the con
trol of public utilities in general, a
movement has started at Olympia
to convert the state railway com
mission into a utilities commission.
Such a commission would have
the power, it is held, to control the
price of gas, telephones, water or
other privately owned public util
HELPS SCHOOL FUNDS.
Louis Anderson, a gun carrier,
was made to contribute to the
school funds through a fine In the
police court. Anderson was drink
: ng and threatened to cause
Enroll Next Monday at
— S "THE STANDARD" > — *
$30 for Full Course.
01907 Wash. Maxwell 1701
Going to Entertain
A Victor or Edison Talking Ma
chine would be just the thing. It
will supply all the music your
friends love best -and everyone
Look all around you and you will
find the best and most cultured
homes owning Talking Machines;
even the music room of our na
tional capitol at Washington has a
We have an instrument for every
purse—sl3.6o. $21.10, $28.60, $39.10,
etc., buys complete outfits, ma
chine and records. Pay $1.00 a
Come to Talking Machine head
quarters and compare the two best
makes side by side before deciding
which to buy.
Location During Erection of New
Building, 416-420 Sprague Avenue,
Between Stevena and Washington.
THE SPOKANE PRESS
LOCK OF DICKEN S HAIR
LONDON, Dec. 31.—Fifty-one
dollars was the price fetched by
some Interesting relics of Dick
ens sold at Sotheby's. They com
prised a lock of his hair, a prayer
book (Oxford, 1861), with inscrip
tion "Mr. Brunt, from Mr. Dickens
Ist August 1x70"; a large pocket
knife, and a small portrait of the
novelist, witli an autograph letter,
dated December 24, isti:), from
I Charles Dickens, written in the
thiid person, engaging George
| Brunt as his gardener and two
FREIGHT HOUSES CLOSE.
All freight houses will be closed
Monday and freight will neithe r be
received or delivered.
MondaY Is the New Year's Holiday
and the Store Will Not Be Open
nPHASmur will close the very remarkable pre-inven
* iom Inle which wo are holding this week. All the
bargain ■published in last night's papers will remain in
force. ■ j
3i9 321-323 Riverside
320-322.324 Sprague Aye
Famous Hunchback and His
Three Little Ones Are To
day on Their Way to This
City and All Will Be Here
in Time for Tomorrow's
Reunion—Press Staff Pho
tographer Will Take a
Picture of This Unique
One of the most remarkable fam
ilies the world has ever known will
be in Spokane tomorrow. It is
truly a wonderful family, one the
like of which few living being!
have ever seen.
Probably not in the whole city
is there a man or woman who has
seen the famous hunchback of his
tory and his three little ones to
gether at the same time.
That cumins family, which dates
its genolegy hack through cen
turies, has been united but twice,
but these reunions were so lons ago
that it is hardly probable that any
body In this city recalls them to
Science maintains that all tiling?
age, that every living thing withers
away into nothingness; it also as
serts that the father must necessar
ily be older than his child; that It
is impossible for three children
born at widely different years to
Be that as it may. We do not
intend to start an argument with
But we do know that arithme
tics say there's an exception to
every rule. Maybe the hunchback
and his three little ones are the;
exception to the rule discovered by
We don't say that they are, and
We don't say that they are not Wo
.merely say that while this e,lobe
A Happy New Year!
A LITTLE later we will tell you perhaps of plana for
1911 which we have matured—plans which will keep
this store in the forefront of Spokane's good favor for
another yeai'. as it has been lor the past and especially
during the Christmas season just closed.
Hut we wish just now to express our appreciation of
your patronage. It gives us courage to add every pocs'hle
improvement in our stoic methods, and still further to
increase the size ami diversity of our stocks.
During 1911 you will find us a better store than ever.
You have made it possible for us to make it, so. Wo th .>k
you and we wish you a very Happy New Vearl
Pf c Will Remain Open To-
likht Until 9:30 o'Clock
FAMILY REUNION TO BE HELD IN
TOMORROW —CURIOUS FAMILY MEET AGAIN
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE PRESS PREPARING PLATES
TO TAKE PICTURE OF REMARKABLE FAMILY REUNION.
has boon blessed With many his
torical characters, both good and
bad. none can ever achieve the,
fame nor the deeds of this hunch
back, not to say anything about his
dear little ones.
To begin with, they are unique.
The hunchback lias often moved
about throughout the country, es
caping with but little or no atten
tion. Probably that was because
we are a busy people, maybe it is
because he has never sought the
limelight of publicity.
His three little ones are also
very notable personages, but like
gome strange collection of freaks,
are much Inclined toward seclu
sion, ami for that reason have been
permitted to come and go with
scarcely more than a word of com
ment. They are as much alike as
are triplets; it takes a very dis
cerning to tell one from the
other, despite the fact that their
via o-w. r. ca N.
6 P. M. AND 9 P. M.
The Spokane Prese, delivered,
25c a month.
J. H. Summers
General Mason and Cement
Repair work a specialty.
HltST'd Monroe St. Room 3.
THE PRESS.DELIVERED—Fiy carrier In the city. 25c per,
month. By mall, payable In advance: One month, 35c; 6
months, $1.75; one year, $3.00. By suburban carrier, 30cI
per month. ,^
ages are widely different.
And in the meantime The Press
has its staff photographer busily
engaged in preparations for taking
the picture of the famous visitors.
In the picture above he ran be
seen Rotting the plate in ship shop
In Monday's Press the only au
thentic picture of the hunchback
and his Utile ones will appear.
Hurry In to
for men's regular $1.00
fleece lined horse hide
ami tan buck golves.
for men's 75c pure OUt
iii£ flanlnel nightrobes,
cut extra long and full
through the body.
OA Per Cent
on nil men's and young
men's corduroy pants.
95c a Suit
for men's warm cotton
I'leece lined $1.50 un
for men's regular $1.50
gray and brown woolen
for men's genuine $2.50
for choice of a good line
of witner suits worth
$1 <;.."><) and $18 each.
Entrance 709 Riverside
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1910.
Please patronize John E. Lyon,
low price plumber, 75c cents per
hour. Phone Main 5907. Gls Third
Of course you did.
F very body did. You
spend too much not
only Christmas, but
every day in the year,
unless you have a sys
tem of saving. The
Only way to keep from
spending too much is
to decide how much you
are able to save and
then put it aside first,
spending what, is left.
Four per cent inter
est from Jan. 1 on all
deposits made before!
20 Years Under Same
Spokane & Eastern
Howard and Sprague
J. P. M. Richards, President.
R. L. Rutter, Secretary.
we will occupy the
entire banking- floor
iof our own home—
wie arble Bank Build
ing— - with increased
facilities in every de
I The Marble Bank Building
| Capital $500,000.
A sound bank with
which to deposit their
funds and securities.
A bank from which
they can obtain money
upon approved collateral
This bank being under
the control of the federal
government affords abso
lute security for all de
posits. If offers every
ble with sound banking
principles. It has corre
pondenta in all parts of
the country so that It can
transact promptly and ac
curately the business of
individuals, firms, corpo
rations and banks.
Interest paid on Time
and Savings deposits.