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It will stay with you Delayed Shipments Coming In Much delayed freight Is coming In and wJ will be ready to show you many new things this week. Fif*y rugs In room aises came last week, three months past due, besides more than a hundred small rugs. Tomovrow we will show muslin under wear, bought for January sale. We wont give this away exactly, because the most expensive things In the world are those you get for nothing, but we will set prices on muslin underwear abdTMUtdly new fei LoMfiston. Sea muslin wear department, for actual facts, they'll astonish you. Remember the time_ Tomorrow WH attended a towel sale while in New York, and the first fruits are here from that sale. 50 dozen big absorbent towels, full bleached, over forty Inches long and very wide. Look out so you don't lose the price, Its so small. \ DIME EACH O. A. KJOS. Next Friday is Cleaning Day—don't forget Ram or shine—"BOOST" • PORTLAND. SEATTLE. SPOKANE • PRIVATE WIRES Downing Hopkins Co. ESTABLISHED 1893. BROKERS Stocks Bonds Grains Fourteen years of Success. We guarantee the delivery of all stock bought through us_ References: U. S. National Bank, Portland, Oregon; Traders Nat tai Bank, Spokane, Wash.; Exchange National Bank. LOCAL OFFICE: 2X9-220 New IDAHO TRUST BUILDING. HELP US MOVE r r ■* On April 1st we will move to our new home, the Riggs building. Till that time we will offer SPECIAL DISCOUNTS« throughout our stock. If there is any piece of Furniture you contemplate purchasing, now is the time and this is the place to buy and thereby save money. It is but a few days you have this opportunity, so come at once. The Lewiston Furniture Company 1 ^ANTI A iX T I LEAN Dr. Morrow's AntHean MAKES LEAN PEOPLE FAT Through the nervous system. It is a purely vegetable compound. Contains no oils or fats orl any drug that la Injurious] or liable to produce a habit.] Each bottle contains month's treatment and costBl $1.60 at any first-class drug] store. Prepared by the ANTI-LEAN MEDICINE CO., Oregonian Bldg., Portland, Ore. QUESTION OF HEREDITY. [Original.] At one of those British colonies j where criminals were sent for a term j of penal servitude two men, Professor ( Dixon and Dr. Hardeman, were dis- : cussing problems of heredity which fell continually under their observa- [ tlon. Professor Dixon was speaking. I "I do not admit your claim, doctor, I that environment has an equal effect with heredity. At least, to change a hereditary criminal by environment we must begin In the earliest childhood, and then It will not In all cases be pos sible to eradicate the hereditary taint." "Yon are wrong, professor. I will take a middle aged criminal, remove him from temptation, Impress him with the heinousness of crime and make a good citizen of him." "Such impression Is at times Impos sible. I once endeavored to reform a man who had tried to kill his father. He told me that his father had killed his grandfather and the ■ grandfather had tried to kill the great grandfather. Ten years after the first ! attempt, and when I believed I had 1 changed him, my man made a second attempt." i "And I can cite a case per contra right here In this penal settlement Peter Hull and Eliza Wurts were serv ! Ing life sentences here. Peter was twenty-two when he came here, and Eliza was twenty. They had lived at home in the very worst part of London. From childhood they had been accus tomed to crime. It was foreordained that they should become criminals, but It was not foreordained that they should remain such, any more than It | is foreordained that a poisonous berry I shall always remain poisonous. It 1 may be cultivated, grafted, transplant ed, till It Is sweet and of delicious fla vor. "So It has been with Peter and Eliza. They have not had a field needed for ! an experimental case, but they have : had sufficient to produce a marked change. Transplanted to this colony, they were removed from their homes In the slums. 'ïhen both were given tick ets of leave. They went out of prison each to live In a little home, to breathe the pure air of heaven, to thrive In the warm sunshine. A vegetable garden i for each put forth green sprouts. Fruit ( trees and flowers budded. Within the' 1 windows dainty white curtains gave a cheery look to each house, and the fur niture. if of plain manufacture, was always kept varnished. "Peter could not have done all this j had It not been for the help of Eliza. It was she at least who made the cur tains for him and showed him how to hang them. It was she who made a white valance for his bed. He furnish ed the material from which she made him sheets, pillowcases, napkins. In short, she did ail those things that wo men know how to do, and Peter did many things for her. He spaded her garden, repaired her house and her fur niture and often made her presents of things she needed and could not afford to buy. for, while the could make money go further than he, she could not make It as easily. "There came the little god and whis pered in Peter's oar: 'Un. ted you can both do better. You can be more free to make money with Eliza at home to take care of your house, mend your Clothes and have your meals ready for you when you come nome. There will be more money, and It will be applied to tjetter advantage.' This was not all th$.gdö whispered. Peter thought It was, tnit it was not. The boy spoke It , things both to Peter and to Eliza whicli had no reference to what was prae tlcal. Eliza's ear was more attuned ; to them. At any rate, she heard them. , I and they appealed to her. "Peter went to her and told her what he had been thinking. She waited to hear those spiritual words that the little god had spoken to her. They did not come, but she knew by Peter's manner that he felt their influence. They went to h priest and asked him to marry them. " 'Were you married before coming ! here?' he asked of Peter. ! " 'Yes.' : " 'And your wife Is dead? " Wes.' j "'Are you sure? ! " 'I should be; I was sent here for ; killing her.' "The priest turned, walked to a win dow, looked out, pondering, then re turned to the couple, j " 'And you?' to the woman. 'You are willing to marry a man who has killed his wife?' j '"1 am.' " 'Do you not fear to live with such a man?' " 'He has not been worse than I.' " 'What were you sent here for?' " 'Killing my husband.' "Again the priest walked away, pon dered and-returned. " 'Well,' he said, 'If you two are will Ing to marry each other. 1 see no rea son why I should not marry you.' "And he did. That was twenty years ago. Mrs. Hull Is now fifty years old. and her husband Is fifty-two. They are as much respected as any couple who have the brand of former crim inality upon them." Six months later the colony was shocked by the announcement that Mr. and Mrs. Hull had killed each other. "Professor," said Dr. Hardeman when the two met again, "I have been con verted to the theory that heredity Is all powerful." I I j j ! i j I I ; i j j i ; "That has nothing to do with our work in the reformation of criminal«. We must go on working at the environ ment and wait patiently for hereditary Improvement, which require« genera tions to produce." IRENE MILL& | I HOW I CAME TO EAT HUMBLE PIE j [Original.] While making a journey recently 1 fell in with a married couple who for urbanity, cheerfulness, kindliness, in deed every trait calculated to make their own and other lives pleasant, beat anything I had ever met. "I have been trying," I said to the gentleman, "to flx in my mind what your calling may be. I can't quite make you out. You are neither a law yer. a doctor nor a clergyman. Nor do you appear to be a man of business." The gentleman pulled a card from his pocket and handed it to me. 1 read: - MR. AND MRS. WORTHINGTON BLISS. Healers of domestic wounds. -<S> I looked from the card to the face of the man with surprise and Inquiry. "It Is surprising," he said, "that you should be surprised. There Is no pro fession In the world calculated to do ■o much good as ours. It is the only profession except medicine, of which It Is In part a branch, that brings com fort out of suffering. There are matri monial brokers and divorce lawyers. Why not peacemakers?" "What Is your clientele?" "A wife Is wretched from some dis agreement with her husband. A hus band Is wretched from some disagree ment with his wife. A daughter or a son is making his or her parents miser able either from extravagance, bad In fluences or an unsuitable match. We get at the cause or causes of these disagreements, then set about remov ing them. In this way we restore amicable relations. A better name for our profession perhaps would be 're pairers of fractured affections.' When , the mechanism In which the gem love Is set becomes weak or broken we make the necessary repairs." "But how do you accomplish re- | suits?" I asked, with growing wonder, yet struck by the plausibleness of the j man's words. "That will best be explained by giv- ! ing you a few Instances. A wife re- j cently came to us whose husband was apparently losing his love for her, his home and his children. Mrs. Bliss, un der pretense of being a former school mate of the wife, made the family a visit. She soon discovered that the wife was turning the house Into a prayer meeting. It required the great- \ est tact for her to convince the deluded ' woman of her error. A brief season of \ gayety was prescribed. It worked to a charm. The husband soon tired of I it, und when he did he found hit home more to his tasta Mrs. Bliss possessed great skill or she could never have ef fected a cure In this case, for the lady In question was a veritable Puritan. "A father came to me and engaged my professional services In the case of his Son, who was bent on marrying a girl whom the father did not wish him to marry. I did not believe my client ■was giving me the real cause of his objection, and I set about discovering it. Diagnosis is as much the principal part of our profession as of medicine. I found that the cause of disease In this case was in my client himself. He had injured the father of the girl, who had been his «friend. After much diffi culty I convinced him of his fault and persuaded him to go to his friend and make reparation. After this there was no objection to the wedding, and two lovers were made happy. "And you were well paid?" , "Very well. Indeed. There aie no troubles—not even at times sickness and death—so dreaded as those \ve re ; move. In this case I have just men , tinned every member of both families I was so delighted that, in addition to our fee of $100, all sent us checks ag gregating $2,600." "Do you keep a record of your eases?" "Certainly, and It is now a long one. We also classify them. We have thus far on our list 125 husbands and wives reunited' after separation and seventy four after legal divorce and thirty seven sons and eighteen daughters who had left home In enmity restored. Besides these, we have a great many cases which we put down under the head of scattering. These scattering cases are very numerous." "I see," 1 said, then, after some thought, continued: "I would like your servloes In a case of my own. My wife has recently be come; infatuated with a little whlpper I snapper ten years her Junior, neglect I Ing me and her children. If you will j restore her to her senses I will glTe j you the biggest fee you have ever had." ! Within a fortnight, by previous ar i rangement with me, Mrs. Bliss obtained a place with my wife as a seamstress. I not only wished the hpaler to Influ ence her, but to make a note of her j clandestine meetings with her lover. At the end of a week Mrs. Bliss dis appeared from my house, and I re ceived the following note from her hus band: I We regret to Inform you that In youi, oase we have found oiir first absolut* defeat. It would be Impossible to con vince a man so utterly unworthy of a I noble woman, so Insensible to hts own ; defects, that In him lies the cause of hts domestic wound. Your wife has confeas i ed that her supposed cavalier Is reajly j her nephew, whom you have never till recently seen. She has been pretending j to flirt with him, hoping to pique you and i bring you back to your true allegiance. ; Inclosed you will find your shortcomings listed. We would advise you to read th<5m over eTery day for a montb - t took Mr. Bliss* advice and at the end of a week ate humble pie and paid a large fee for the privilege of being convinced that it was my duty to do sa But the healers earned their money. F. A. MITCHBL. Teller «de bring résulta. ; | j ! | YOUR NEW Easter Suit IS HERE madam, and at a cut rate prie«, of course. No use paying fancy prices for the privilege of having it charged for a few days. It means interest at the rate of 331-3 per cent monthly. Coma to Blake. He appreciates your cash' He makes the prioe to get IL How low can we tail, make a little profit and be way below tho other fellow ia our motto. 50 8ample Tailored Suita for women to arrive and go on sala Monday. They are the lateat New York creations. Bought by our resident buyer, "and bought right." Price starts at $12.50, then $14.40 $16.00, $17.50 and up to $25.00 Each and every one of them worth one-third more. Men of Lewiston You can be well dressed at little money by calling on Blake. Every Suit in the house at cut rates. 150 beautiful Spring Suits to show you. Come in. Blue Serges worth $ 22.50 for $16.50 Blue Serges worth $20.00 for $15.00 Blue Serges worth $ 18.50 for $12.50 Blake The Man That Sells for Less The Fair HAVILANI) CHINA ALL FANCY CHINA ONE-HALF PRICE IDAH0 TEH e©MP'Y. Sign X of Big * Phone Main 64 Main Street Attractive Hats At : * i '. : i / e Prices Every other Millinery de partment expects to get the highest prices for hats now, at the budding of the season, when everyone is enthusias tic—we don't—we make bot tom prices now, and you can buy your Easter Hat tomorrw, right at the begin ning of the season, for less than others will charge at the end But we've merely hinted— welcome to the whole feast. The Parlor Millinery Mrs. J. L. Dubray, Proprietor The TELLER 50 cts a Mo. Spring Dressmaking. , Mrs. Hughes Is now ready to do spring dressmaking in the latest styles. Prices moderate; satisfaction J guaranteed. Room 9, Hotel Lewiston. $-21-7 MUSICIAN' BAUMGAERTEL. musical dl ' , . ,, r0 ctor and teacher. Music for all occasions. Room 4, Hotel Assembles, Phone Main 29.