JOS. T. HCOTT. -- editor slut JMtUl.Uer
Ibe Ladlea' Homo Journal Mot a
plainly, but naatly, drasaed young
lady oil a mission to 100 churches
in the east, and middle west for the
purpose of ascertaining how much
troth there II in the oft repeated aa
aertloua that the churches are eold,
inhospitable and uninviting places
for the stianger. Her actual exper
ienoes are now being pnbiisbed in
that great journal, lhe first Install
went shows conditions even worse
than one would imagine. In the
first 24 ohurohea visited but one
minister approached and extended to
her the courtesy of recognition; but
there members recognize I her and in
a number of instances she was treated
rudely. In one oburoh the min
later preached a strong sermon on
gathering In the fragments and she
thought that there she had fonnd a
oburoh which would show its friend
ship to the stranger. But she wai
disappointed—the sermon was
simply a polished shell. TIism non
dltiona exist throughout the oonntry.
They are seen In Conor d'Altne,
In Spokane, in all oittae and hamlets,
yet the ministers wonder why the
ehur.'bea do uot attract the stranger.
It is the foal lug and experience of
hundreds and thousands that the
chore baa are eold, formal, and do not
welcome the stranger, even tough
snob Invitations do hang upon the
walls of the edilloe.
We know of cases In Coeur d
Alene where oburoh people remain
away from the services for the rea
sons discovered by the Ladies' Home
Journal. One eaM In particular Is
very conspicuous, where a refined
lady, eomnig here with her husband
from the east to make Iter homo
among ns, attended the services of
the denomination to wbloh she be
longed for a number of Sundays In
succession without meeting the pastor
or becoming acquainted with a mem
ber. She finally remained at home
whera sha might at least not foal
hnmillatad. The non church go
ing portion of the people will recog
nise In the developments of tbs
Lisdies' Homs Journal a truth that
has been apparent for a long tima.
It Is ous of tha causes of loes of In
terest In the churches by tbe mi
It is claimed by aorno of thoM who
oppoM bouds for city building that
>t means a dabt which will prevent
public ownership of a water and
light plaut. We do uot believe this
to be true, because tbe boudlng cap
acity of tba city ia now double that
of tbe proposed bouds, aud with tbe
additional tarrttory recently takeu
into tbe city will reach above $100,
000, or a sum more than sufficient to
purahaM the present water and light
system. When this system was eon
atruoted a section was put luio the
franchise to provide for tbe
purchase of tbe same by the olty
under oertalu condition.. Tbe olty j
is as much bound by that ooutract
as Is the oouipauy, aud uuless the
com petty would agree to the sale at
•u earlier date titan that fixed by the
franchise tbe olty would probably
Dud it very difficult to eveu build a
separate municipal plaut. The law.
aud courts would uot permit the vlo
latlon of a ooutraot, ao what is tbe
un of Inieolliig this luto the boud
question at thia time. The Press Is
In favor of muutelpal ownership of
water and light plants at tits earliest
possible time lu which it oau be
accomplished. We are socialistic to
that extant, as la every person who
believes in municipal owuerahlp of
public utilities, but contracts are
bludiug aud oauuot be broken by a
city any more tliau by an Individual
Tbe Consumers company might be
luduoed to aell to the city, if so,
take steps to purchase.
Monday the taxpayers of Coeur d'
Alene will vole ou bond, for a olty
hall. Attorneys tell u. that the new
deed made by the Odd Fellowa Tum
day night securely fixes the title to
the lot in the city and it remains
only for tbe voters to anllioriae
bonds wheu we may have a new city
building. It reqnlrea a vota of two
thiids to oarry tbe preposition. This
makes It Important that tba frieuda
of bonds do some duelling. Tuey
must not ba idle If they expeot to
win, because there Is acme strong
opposition to tbe bouds. If tbe
measure is defeated It will be oa ao
count of lack of interact by th«M who
favor the Improvement.
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The business and accounts of
stoic will ba settled and paid at the
at M. O. W'rght 10S Second
HER Lll^LE JOKE
Thu love of a mao for a woman
when that woman happens to be bis
wife is seldom of long duration. It
rudes utmost us soon us It is born, and
It would be safe to say that 90 per cant
of the modern husbands would con
template tbe elopements of their wives
with other men as a trifling occur
These words occurred in the latest
vex novel, called "Man the Devourer."
"I wonder If the authoress is right,"
said Mrs. Jerruyu. "I wonder if bus
bunds are really as Indifferent as she
represents, i don't think Herbert
would take things very easily if he
come home one evening arid found me
gone with a handsomer man.' Still,
one never knows."
As she sut thinking a visitor was an
nounced. It proved to be Mrs. Par
tridge. a frivolous young widow, who
hud lieen a school friend of Mrs. Jer
tnyn In days gone by.
"Ah. Oracle, how are you? Bo glad
you've come," cried pretty little Mrs.
lertnyn, rising to greet her visitor.
'm awfully bored this afternoon, and
dlls hook I'm trying to get through
Ims unite n sleepy tendency."
Mrs. Cartridge smiled.
"Most novels nowadays are written
to replace narcotics, I think," she said
quickly. "What Is your special form
of boredom in the direction of fiction
"Oh. that book which every one is
running down and which every one is
rending. 'Man the Devourer.' There is
one passage In It tbnt has just struck
me ns being absurdly cynical. Listen."
Bhe read out the lines to Mra. Par
tridge, who listened carelessly.
"It's true enough," said the young
widow—"only too true."
"Oh, Oracle, liow can you? I'm sure
there nre Just ns many husbands who
would tie awfully upset nnd grieved ns
husbands who would be Indifferent.
Why. Herbert. I know, would be quite
"Why don't you put him to the test?"
asked the other woman suddenly. "On
ly us a Joke, of course."
"Whatever do you mean?"
"Why, write out a note saying that
you have left him forever, put It In a
conspicuous place on the mantelpiece
end then retire behind the curtains
and watch tbe effects of the note on
him when be peruses the contents."
Mrs. Jermyn thought n moment
"It would be good fun," she said,
"but it seems a shame, doesn't It?"
"Not at all. Now, If you hesitate In
this manner I shall say that you are
afraid to put Mr. Jermyn to the test."
"I'm nothing of tho sort," retorted
the young wife hotly. "How dare you
•ay ao? Well, just to show you that
I am not afraid I will act on your sug
gestlou. What's more. I'll do It at
"Bravol" cried the other, clapping
her hands. "What fun!"
"Fun! Won't llerliert look blue?
But I must be quick now If I'm going
to play this trick, for, see. It's nearly f>,
and be reaches home punctually at a
Bhe sat down at the writing table
•nd quickly iienuad tho following:
My Dear Herbert—I leave this little let
ter to tell you that I shall never see you
again. I do not ask you to forgive me,
but try to forget os soon as possible
your erring wife. 1 will not pain you by
going Into the reasons for my night, and
no good could be done by euch explana
tion. I do not ask you to forgive me, but
try to forget me as soon as possible.
Mrs. Partridge on hearing the note
burst Into an uncontrollable fit of
"Upon my word, Maude," she said,
"you're quite a mistress of the art of
That letter Is splen
did. It reads so genuine too. He's
sure to be taken In by It. Now, then,
put It In an cuvelope and direct It to
Bo tbe letter was accordingly Inclos
ed and directed to "Herbert Jermyn,
Raq.," and left ou tbe mantelpiece.
The sound of a latchkey In the door
warned the two women that they must
disappear, and they accordingly betook
themselves behind the heavy curtains
at the rear of tbe room.
Then they waited for what waa to
Herbert Jqymyu entered tbe room,
looking worn nnd tired. Business bad
gone awry with him duriug tbe day.
He was Jaded and haggard. Through
out the loug and weary city hours bis
wife's sweet face had haunted him,
and now be was disappointed on reach
ing home not to find her there.
"Where'. Maude?" he muttered.
"She's usually waiting for me wheu I
come home. Hello, what's that?"
Hts eye had caught sight of the let
ter on the mantelpiece. With a quick
movement he took It down and tore
open the cuvelope.
One hurried gluuce he gave, one cry
be uttered amt then fell to the ground
The doctor, lastlly summoned, pro
nounced that Herbert Jermyn had died
from heart disease.
"Some violent shock baa doubtless
knocked him over," lie said gravely.
"Do you know. Mr* Jermyn, of auy
such ahock having beeu experienced by
And Mrs. Jermyn could only stand
motionless amt speak not a word.
And that was the end of the joke.
In the Opinion of the Purist.
"You wouldn't think, to look a; me,"
be said, with a good deal of pride, "that
1 bad squandered two fortunes, would
"No. caudkliy. 1 wouldu't 1 should
have guessed that your fortunes were
taken from you by people who had
played you for a sucker. But perhaps
yoo do not draw these fine distinctions
ketwson words."—Chicago Record-U»r
When the World Is Full.
When will the world be full up? i
When will tbe day come when, as In
tbe case of the motor bus going toward
the suburbs from tbe city at the cIom :
of tbe business day, there's no room j
Inside or on top or. In other words, j
when the earth bus all tbe Inhabitants
It can properly nourish? Probably this j
will happen In about 200 years. What
will we do then? A learned professor i
has estimated that the fertile lands of
the globe amount to 28,000,000 square
miles, the steppes to 14,000,000 and tbe
deMrts to 1,000,000. Fixing 207 per
sons to the square mile for fertile
lands, 10 for steppes and 1 for deserts ,
ss the greatest population that the
earth could properly nourish, the pro- ;
feasor arrives at the conclusion that
when the number of Inhabitants reach
es about 0,000,000,000 the earth will be
peopled to Its full capacity. At present ;
it contains somewhat more than one- ;
quarter of that number. If the rate of
Increase shown by the latest census :
statistics should he uniformly main
tained the globe will be fully psoplad
•bout the year 2092
Pl*A<'AfU)8.—KtirniHlted rooms, for sale, no
minors allowed, hotel laws and other cards sold
at the Press office,
POUND. Hpcctales Incase, near electric Ue
|x»t. Owner can have same by calling at Press
office and paying for this advertisement.
WANTED—4 or ft room cottage, with hath,
for winter, furnished or unfurnished, U. M.
Palmerton at lakeside Pharmacy.
JNO. R. KENNEDY
always on hand
io5 Second St.
Coeur d'Alene Bank & Trust
COEUR D'ALENE IDAHO
Of your toilet prepara
tions will add much to
your personal comfort dur
ing the warm weather. See
our window of Coigates
Toilet Water and Talcum
Power. Try the toilet water
in your bath, also use the
talcum powder freely and
the result will be mil that
you can wish. Toilet water
in all popular odors 25 aud
50 cents. Talcum powder,
Ph. G. Prop.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Suter & Son
215 Lakeside St.
Highest Price Paid
They Do Not Cost $75
Latest Model of
Slater and W. W. Sea is* Machines
Call at store and examine
206 4th Street Coeur d'Alene
down will buy a lot in
Woodlawn Park or Glen
down will buy a lot in
down will buy a lot in O'
down will buy a lot in
down will buy a lot in Bar
down will buy a lot in
Linda Vista Addition.
Lots in the above ad
ditions range from
We are agents for the
above additions and should
be pleased to show you
how to quit paying rent.
For 8 room modern house,
10 room modern house
close in. large lot.
House and lot, Sherman
Park; cement walk.
Large lot on Third street.
New 4 room house, good
Large lot, close in.
Have a large list of
other property which
we would be glad to
315 SHERMAN ST.
Job Work Neatly Done
Press Want Ads.
If you want to buy, sell, trade, or have
any other wants, advertise them in the
CLASSIFIED WANT COLUMN
of the Daily Evening Press. It will pay
to use this service. Price 5c a line each
insertion. Count eight words to a line
is what the depositor is looking for. Absolute safety
with four per cent interest is better to many than higher
rates and risks. We offer the interest and tbe security
for your business. Cali and let us talk it over with yon.
Coeur d'Alene Bank & Trust Co.
CORNER SHERHAN AND SECOND STREETS
bution . . . .
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distribute all classes of printed ad
vertising matter for residents of
the city, whether printed at this
office or not, at actual cost of the
labor, not to exceed $ 1,25 per tooo
bills of one-fourth sheet or less.
Give us your business and avoid
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Ill AND 113 NORTH FOURTH STREET
ROBT. W, COLLINS
The Leading Real Estate Agent
of Coeui d'Alene.
The largest list ot property in
ROBT. W. COLLINS]
SUITE 9, WIGGETT BLOCK
Cold, bleak morning—hard, disagreeable work,
picked up dinner—what's the use. Try the
Coeur d'Alene Laundry : : Phone
Leaves Electric dock at
10:00 a. m. daily for
Mica Bay. Returning
The Scenic Trip ot the Lake
The Home Elel
trie Supply C
Carries in stock all kinds a
trie goods, chandliers, globes, s
brackets, dry batteries, elec'r
irons, desk fixtures, lamps,
boat supplies. Wire buildings,
any tiling electrical."
213 Fourth St. Coeur 1
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