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by The Spokane Newspaper Company.
Entered at Spokane. Wash., as Second Class Matter.
Telephones—Business, 376; Editorial, 376.
Goodby, Old 1910, But You've Been
a Mighty Good Fellow
Standing upon tlic threshold of a now year—a year oi
hope, promise and expectancy we may well picture it
Words the fruits of the passing "Old Year."
The grower, from his garden, field and ranges, lias filled
our storehouses with grain, fruits and meats.
Thai be has not labored in vain is sell'evident in tin
millions of homes where the proverbial wolf docs not haunl
Undoubtedly, in some homes, relatively few, want and
hunger still cast a pall of sorrow.
These, we believe, have during these 11? months beeomt
less and less in number and in intensity of suffering.
Front the bowels of the earth we have gained a vast for
tune of minerals.
From our forests we have hauled vast quantities of hrrn
ber thai we might be the better housed.
From countless numbers of machines we have million
of dollars of manufactures.
These are but a scant portion of the material fruits pluck
ed from the tree of 1910.
That they have not been shared fairly by all is of course
unjust, but we have taken steps forward, and 1910 has beei
the greatest advancement toward equal privilege ever wit
nessed Upon this globe.
And now. as we sip the last few drops of the glass whicl
typifies a year of life, we drain not the dregs, the bittornes
of a last swallow, for there is none —not for the most of v
A new leaf of life we will at coming midnight turn, bu
we need not necessarily blot out the old.
Blot the year 1910 from memory, from history, and yoi
leave a frightful chasm o'er which mankind could not leap
Gladness and sunshine, happiness and smiles have beei
tho allotment of most of us, and we feel thankful and happ\
for it. while still remembering the sorrow, anguish and
misery of some of us.
Old Year, we see you not as an old, feeble, incapacitated
useless never-do-well. Bather do we look upon you in tin
prime of your strength, doing deeds of valor, accomplishing
things of manifest good to all feeding and clothing, edu
eating ami ennobling the whole human family.
Greater and better things do we expect of your hopeful
successor. To record them we do this night start afresh
upon another leaf.
(Jod 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, an ocean of love, and
an unmeasurable quantity of happiness meted out to all of
us and more especially to the least of us, to the poorest ol
the poor, ami to the sinfulest of all us sinners.
Farewell, Old Year.
Welcome, New Year.
Wasting the Nation's Income
Another college president, Nicholas Murray Butler, lms
arisen to tell us what's the matter. He says: "The notion
that we 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 waste 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 of
AVIATOR BROOKINS is making seme "amazing spiral dips" up
above Li.s Angeles, Makes everybody's hair stand on end. And he may
eoloi the hair gray, some of these days, by making an amazing straighi
HON. JOHN L. SULLIVAN'S nomination as the next "white man's
hope' i.-, Mr. Con O'Kelly. Mr. O'Kelly began prizefighting as soon as
Ills parents had Kot him named. Having had some experience in nam
ing boys, we think it may indeed e\ou have taken a prizefighter to
name this particular "hope."
CONSTANTINOPLE dumped 20.000 of her stray dogs on an island
in the s"a of Marmora, and a foreign syndicate thinks there's money in
that doggery. Doll your pate-du-foi-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 gilt
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 ilaldwin must have suffered from regular old
DO your New Year's drinking early!
■ ■ ■ *
TAFT'B to have "a cabinet" meeting of newspaper men every Tues
day afternoon. Let's see! William go into thut job swearing ha
wouldn't read tin- new^sjpers?
WHEW! those Seattle Star editors go to jail for acts "tending to
embarrass the administration 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 snd an
umbrella and aviated from a 400-foot cliff. He holds the record for 400
feet low altitude.
WJSO2-4 Second Aye. Phone ftf, 5511.
SPECIAL SALE—6O head all else horaea and mares, 10 wagons,
16 buggies, 10 seta heavy harness, several light harness. Every
horse thoroughly tried and guaranteed. Don't listen to hot air.
Come and be convinced.
A NATURAL PHENOMENON
"Whal do you think of a dozen ducklings hatched out on my farm
yet they don't swim?"
"That is very funny. How do you account for it?"
"Lack of any water to swim in."
HIGH FINANCE AT
Spokane has at least one little
;irlie who has in her midget mind
he makings of a financier. And
;ho also believes in the maxim
hat Mr. and Mrs. Common People
hould get the best of the corpora
tions whenever they can.
Incidentally she is something of
t schemer, ex en it' she is only 7
.ears of age.
Yesterday she was down town
with her daddy, and when it came
time to go home he was unable to
eturn With her. So he loaded her
onto a car which passed right by
lie house, and sent her home
"Now, papa," said she to daddy,
when he handed her a nickel for
ar fare, just before the car came,
"don't you tell the conductor
where I get off."
"Why. dear?" he asked, think
ing she wanted to play "grown-up"
and tell the man herself. j
"Because," explained the little
mite, "if you tell him where to let
me off, he'll know that I'm ail
alone, and he'll make me pay my
fare. But if you don't tell him, I'M
get a seat alongside some man or
woman, and he'll think l belong to
them, and max be I can save my
"STATE UTILITIES COMMIS
In order to be better aide to
cope with the question of the con
trol of public utilities in general, a
movement has started at Olympla
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 sun carrier,
was made to contribute to the
school funds through a fine in the
police court. Anderson was drink-
Tit; and threatened to cause
Enroll Next Monday at
— J "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 ground you and you will
find the best and most cultured
homes owning Talking Machines;
even the music room of our na
tional oapitol at Washington has a
We have an instrument for every
purse—sl3.6o, $21.10, $28.60, $36.10,
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, 4154?0 Sprague Avenue,
Between Steven* and Washington.
THE SPOKANE PRESS
LOCK OF DICKEN S HAIR
j 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
hook (Oxford, 1861 I. with inscrip
tion "Mr. Brunt, from Mr. Dickens
Ist August 1870"; a large pocket
knife, and a small portrait of the
novelist, with an autograph letter,
dated December 24, 1860, from
Charles Dickens, written in the
third person, engaging Oeorge
Hrunt as his gardener and two
FREIGHT HOUSES CLOSE.
I All freight houses will be closed
! Monday and freight will neither be
■ received or delit ered.
Claude (at the stage door)— How
is the show this week, Cholly?
Chollj— 1 dou't know, Claudie. 1
cawn't afford to *o inside —it takes
ail my pocket money, donehaw
know, to entertain the soubretß.
A Happy New Year!
A LITTLE later we will tell you perhaps of pintis for
1911 which we have matured —plans which will keep
this store in the forefront, of Spokane's good favor for
another year, as it has been for the past and especially
during the Christmas season just closed.
But we wish just now to express our appreciation of
your patronage. It gives us courage to add every poes'hle
improvement in our store methods, and still further to
increase the size and diversity of our stocks.
During 1!)11 you will find us a better store than ever.
You have made it possible for us to make it so. We th .ik
you and we wish you a very Happy New Year!
Monday Is the New Year's Holiday
and the Store Will Not Be Open
T"'« P our "iH close the very remarkable pre-inven
tliyj sale which we are holding this week. All the
bargain published iv last night's papers will remain in
force. J ] m m * *
319-321-323 riverside Aye
320-322.324 Sprague Aye
REMARKABLE FAMILY REUNION TO BE HELD IN
SPOKANE TOMORROW -CURIOUS FAMILY MEET AOAIN
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 beings
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 curoius family, which dates
its genology back through cen
turies, has been united but twice,
hut these reunions were so long ago
that it is hardly probable that any
body in this city recalls them to
Science maintains that all things
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
13ut 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,
; the s< lentistS. !
We don't say that they are. and
we don say that they are not. We
merely say that while this globs
1 We Will Remain Open To-
i Until 9:30 o'Clock
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE PRESS PREPARING PLATES
TO TAKE PICTURE OF REMARKABLE FAMILY REUNION.
has been blessed with many his
torical characters, both Rood 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 has often moved
about throughout the country, es
caping with hut little or no atten
tion. Probably that was because
we are a busy people, maybe it is
because lie has never sought the
limelight of publicity.
His three little ones are also
very notable personages, but like
sonic strange collection of freaks,
are much inclined toward seclu-.
Blon, and for that reason have been
permitted to come and go with
scarcely more than a. word of com
j ment. They are as much alike as
are triplets; it takes a very (lis-
I cerning eye to tell one from the
other, despite the fact that their
The Bpokane Press, delivered,
25c a month.
J. H. Summers
General Mason and Cement
Repair work n specialty.
gifi" Monroe St. Room 3.
VIA O-W. R. (EL N.
6 P. M. AND 9 P. M.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1910.
THE PRESS DELIVERED—By 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, 30c■
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 can be
seen getting the plate in ship-shop
In Monday's Press the only au
thentic picture of the hunchback
and his little ones will appear.
Hurry In to
for men's regular $1.00
fleece lined horse hide
and tan buck golves.
for men's Too pure out
ing flanlnel nightrohes,
cut extra long and full
through the body.
OA Per Cent
on till men \s and young
men's corduroy pants.
95c a Suit
for men's warm cotton
fleece lined $1.50 un
for men's regular $1.50
gray and brown woolen
for men's genuine $L\so
for choice of a good line
of witner suits worth
$l<i.r>o and $18 each.
Entrance 709 Riverside
Please patronize John E. Lyon,
low price plumber, 75c cents per
hour. Phone Main 5997. 615 Third
we will occupy the
entire banking floor
of our own home—
hie arble Bank Build
facilities in every de
Th* Marble Bank Building
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 afford* abso
lute security for ah de
posit*. If offer* every
ble with sound banking
principles. It ha* corre
pondent* in all parte of
the country so that It can
transact promptly and ac
curately the business of
individual*, firm*, corpo
ration* and bank*.
Interest paid on Time
and Saving* deposits.
Of course you did.
Everybody did. You
spend too much not
only Christmas, but
every (Jay in the year,
unless you have a sys
tem of saving. Tho
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 .fan. 1 on all
deposits made b»,?N.
.lan. 10. *
20 Years Under Same
Spokane & Eastern
Howard and Bprague
J. P. M. Richardi, President.
R. L. Mutter, Secretary.