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GEORGE PUTNAM. Manager. PSMMied Kvrrv Evening Kxcepl Sun.K.y by The Pr.-sa Publishing Co. SCRIPPS-McRAE PRESS SERVICE. One Cent r. r Copy. Six Cento Per Wo, kor Twenty-five Cents'Por Month, Delivered by Carrier. No Free Copies. Telephone, Main 375. TO THE BHAME OF A CHURCH. For five year? Miss Augusta Pusch had been a faithful, self-sacri firing and univer.-aiiy befcn ed mlßslonary in the German Baptist rhnrrh at Omnha. Her life had been as open as the day and as inspiring of cheer as the sunshine. She was ever about her wort, ministering to the poor, giving cheer to the sick. Consolation to the bereft, encouragement to the afflicted, and the gospel to the unbelieving, ever a true, faithful mis sionary to humanity, a benediction to the Church and a living glory to God. But the Other day it was discovered that this woman was only hu man. She had pasfions and temptations and weaknesses just like the rest of us. She sinned, and in her sinning she was as whole-hearted and self forgetful as she had born in her efforts and sacrifices for others. She was found lying on the floor of the. pastor's study in the chueh, the other morning, clasped close in the pastor's arms, both dead from accidental escape of gas. There was proof of guilt in plenty. But death, that had so cruelly unmasked her sin before the congregation and the world she had served so long and so well, kindly took her to another and better world for judgment. But the church held her dead body and promptly proceeded to heap indignities upon It. Men and women —particularly women —claiming to be Christians, turned ghouls and sought vengeance upon the dead. "Judge not, that ye be not judged," is an admonition that may have been well known to the lips and ears of the people of this church, but it evidently was unknown in their hearts. They would not permit the sacred edifice to be desecrated by hold ing the woman's funeral service in it, they said. The highly virtuous members of the choir, who probably have done less for humanity and God's cause in their whole lives than this mis sionary did every day, declared they would not sing. The body of this poor girl was, figuratively speaking, about to be cast to the carrion, with not one of all whom her life had blessed ready to throw over it even the mantle of charity. Then a stanch-souled old man of God arose among them and told them they were worse than infidels —worse than savages even —and that if the church was to lie barred against women who sin the door might as well be nailed shut, for none would be found fit to enter. Decency prevailed, but what a commentary it all is upon the Christianity that means nothing beyond forms and phrases! The people of this church have done true religion a crueller slan der and a deeper wrong than all the Infidels and scoffers in the world can do. If we are to sterilize the mouthpieces of telephones, every day, to kill the bacteria and prevent infection, and are to scrub the doorknobs every day for the same reason, why not be consistent, and go on •crabbing and scrubbing everything with which we come in contact? If these bacteria must be cleaned out once a day, why not once an ■our, or once a minute? The pestiferous things are apt to get in any ■econd. Of course, everybody knows that drinking water must be not only boiled, but distilled. We have all often enough been warned that handshaking is dau gerous and kissing deadly. All of which warning we have all duly ob served, of course. Now, after having long and virtuously refrained from water as God made it and from the other enticements, it is hard to be informed by tne bacteriologists that we still are in momentary danger from mi crobes unless we scrub, scrub, scrub. And when we get used to the scrubbing and learn to look upon it as a matter of course Instead of a hardship, may not the microbes steal another march upon us through the scrub brush? Maybe we shail have to sterilize the soap and then sterilize the sterilizer. Bacteriologists are insatiable. They never know where to •top. But their demands, If fully acceded to, would leave us no time to snake a living. It would be scrub, scrub with us all the time. And while saving ourselves from death from microbes, we would die of starva tion. The fanner, instead of plowing, would put in all his time killing the microbes on his plow handles; the butcher, instead of killing beef, would never cease to scour his knife and cleaver, and there would be nothing produced to eat. This Bort of thing may very easily be carried too far. The bac teriologists must learn to draw the line somewhere. We shall soon become as ridiculous as the oki Salemltes in tho flays of witchcraft. THE FATHER OF TRUSTS. President Myron T. Ilerrick said to the National Bankers' associa tion! In an era of trusts (using the word In Its popular sense), and great combinations aiming at the restriction If not the entire removal of competition, a movement reaching far and wide in trade and pro ductive industry, the banks have gone on in the old way, every one for itself, wedded to the Idea of Individuality and independence as a cherished tradition. This seeming sacrifice has not, however, the lofty patriotic motive that this eulogy might lead people to suppose. The plain truth la that the national bank system holds the distinc tion of being the only business In the country that enjoys a monopoly through direct paternal care of the government, and that does not need to bring its widely-scattered interests under one head in order to constitute Itself Into a trust. Using the word trust in its popular sense, the national bank sys tem is far more than a tmst —it is the father of trusts. Through their exclusive control of the volume of circulation, the banks are allied more closely into one common interest than they could ever become through all the corporation laws in existence. Through this stupendous privilege the bank system manipulates Ml business to a degree unknown to any other instil ution. In spirit, in operation, and in effect the many national banks form Cue body and it is personified in J. Piorpont Morgan. Bo the banks may well afford to go on "In the old way." Mure perfect consolidation in interest is Impossible. SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB. 516 Front Avenue. < 11M0T or 1 POOI (0011. j "At the post at Chicago!" sang out the man in a nasal tone that! rose above the buzz-busi-s of talk and the shuffling of feet and pene trated every part of the over-the river poolroom, Then there was a sort of mur muring akin to the satisfaction of ! the animal at sight of prey, and there was a slow shifting as of one body toward the end of the room where a man stood beside a tele graph Instrument that was bring ing the news of the running of a race at a faraway point. Probably 200 people are in the room, edging in and out and through, a constant, ever-changing throng. There are fat njen and lean men and tall nieti and short There are fat men and lean men and tall men and short men, men well dressed and men (-eedy. men, men well dressed and men seedy, men who laugh and joke and drink at the convenient bar, and men who stand about with sober faces and wear a serious air; there are winners with a slap on the back for their friends and an invitation to "let's take something;" there are losers, who keenly feel the bard raps of ill luck and who see no companionship In their fellows; there are men with a "quiet hunch on a good thing," striving to appear careless and indifferent; there are touts with their "simply-like-flnding it" tips to tray the unwary; there are tickets in hands, brand-new, for the race to come, conned, compared and treasured as keys to open the doors of wealth; there are tickets under foot, torn, trampled and dirty, the valueless discard of un fortunate ventures. There's the bar and lunch stand at one end of the room, and the broad raised platform at the other, on which are busy men, be hind a railing, and with piles of cash in gold and silver and paper in sight; there are wickets through which goes the money of the play ers, and through which comes the bit of pasteboard, amid the clink of the silver and the rustling of the billls that pay for it. There are blackboards all about the walls, reaching to the ceiling, covered with the names of the horses and the odds, and there are nien with chalk and brushes, changing the figures, drawing ovals pround the names of the winners and —but the crowd is dralwng closer to hear the race run. And in the throng was one that somehow stood out single from the many. How old, you couldn't tell, for most of the creases and lines came with all nights out, and the I pace that kills, rather than from years. His hat was shapeless in trown and threadbare at brim; his trousers baggy at the knees and frayed at the bottom; his shirt col larless and cuffless, and his coat wilted and shiny. His band trem bled as he reached in his pocket and counted his money, in dimes and quarter*, a dollar in all. He studied the boards, started, stopped and counted his money again. Then, I BRIBERS St. Louis Boodlers' Case Being Heard ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 19.—The cases against J. J. Hannlgan, John H. Schnettler, Edmund Bersch, 11. A. Faulkner, W. M. Tamblyn, John Helms, Louis Decker and Otto Schumacher, former and present members of the house of delegatos, accused of bribery, came up for hearing today. Owing to the widespread munici pal corruption recently unearthed the cases now before the court have attracted great attention and the results of the trial are awaited with keen Interest. POLICE NOTES. Officers Burns and Parrlsh made an arrest last night in an opium den in the house owned by T. J. Joiner, near the Great Northern passenger station. Joiner Is charged with running an opium den and Ida Ous loy was found "hitting the pipe." Doth are colored THE SPOKANE PBESS: WEDXESP IT, TWYEJIfitiR 19, 1005. BY D. S. T. like one who had figured the cost of 'win or lose, he pushed on to the wicket, thrust his money in. and, when he withdrew his hand, it clutched the coveted pasteboard. A sigh of relief, then anxiety, and he stationed himself close to the tick ing instrument and —waited. "Yes, I know that fellow," said a passing acquaintance. "You wouldn't think he used to be a jte partment manager in ■ —'s store, but he was, and at $3000 at that. Married a Hartwell girl about six years ago, but he got tc playiag the ponies, and they barely exltet now, I guess, tip in a rear third story room of a Court st. tenement. Pity, too; they've got a little girl, and —excuse me, there's a friend over there I want to see." "They're off at Chicago!" called the man at the telegraph instru ment. The shuffling ceased, and there was only a half audible, con fused murmuring. Tick, tick, tick, tick—"Andes first"—tick, tick, tick, tick—"St. Cuthbert second" —tick, tick, tick — "Federal third." The man looked at his ticket again. He was playing what seem ed to him most of a certainty. He had gone on Federal, the horse the bookmakers believed would win, be cause they had made him the favor ite, and— I Tick, tick, tick, tick—"Homer a* the half" tick, tick, tick —"by two lengths"—tick, tick, tick, tick —"St. Cuthbert second by half a length" —tick, tick, tick—"St. Minor third." Federal hadn't received a call at the half, while St. Cuthbert, whom a tout only a moment ago had sage ly remarked was "all there is to it," was— Tick, tick, tick, tick—"St. Cuth bert at the three-quarters"—tick, tick, tick —"by half a length"—tick, tick, tick, tick—"Minor second by a head" —tick, tick, tick, tick —"Hom- er third"—tick, tick, tick —"half a length." "God, I'mafraid of that one!" said the man, huskily, to himself, and half alound in his alarm, as he beard the words that told of St. Cuthbert coming to the front. He steadied himself against the rail ing while he bent forward with his eyes on the man who was mechan jically interpreting the message. Tick, tick, tick, tick—"St. Cuth bert in the stretch (came in sing song voice), by a length—tick,.tick, I tick, tick—"Minor second" —tick, tick, tick —"half a length"—tick, tick, tick, tick—"Federal third, by a neck." St. Cuthbert was running like a winner, and increasing the lead. I Federal had a call, but was a length and a halfl behind, with two good j runners in front. The ticket the ! man held on Federal represented his all. He grew pale as his grasp on the railing tightened. In fancy he could see this race that meant so much for him. Away over there, lon the other side of the track, is I that group of bobbing figures that THANKSGIVING DINNER. The Young Men's Christian asso ciation has arranged to give a Thanksgiving dinner to the young men in this city who are away from home. They have requested that all ladies who are willing to assist meet at the Y. M. C. A. rooms on Riverside at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. MEET TONIGHT O'Brien-Hart Mill at Phil adelphia PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 19.— "Philadelphia Jack" O'Brien and, Marvin Hart of Louisville in a six-' round bout is the magnet that Is expected to draw a great crowd of ring followers to the Pennsylvania Athletic club tonight. On more than one occasion Hart has displayed qualities entitling him to consideration as a prospect ive champion of his class and those acquainted with his record are of the opinion that ho will put up a good showing when he meets the redoubtable Philadelphian Hue and fall In human waves, a blurred vision in a cloud of dust, of horses and boys In a jumbled mass, sweeping along; uround the turn tbey go, still clinging together, and Into the stretch they come rid ing like mad. Then, from out the bunch, like a shot from ft cannon, cornea one horse of mighty bound, with the jockey bending over his . neck and urging him on, the boy , and the horse but parts of a single moving machine. Then another ' clears, and another, and still anoth er, and, in a broken line, they are , pounding along. And his horse, the horse his money is on —he's strain ing his eyes to see that one. There's only a chance now, one chance In a hundred, and the man is watching the finish with every muscle and every fiber tense. He's living a long time now with each second that passes. There's no sport In all this fijr him; tlrfct is gone. It is narrow ed down to grim. cold, hard neces sity. His lips are dry ami his throat parched. His last dollar in the world is at stake, and he's watch ing every move in that race; he see.-; every leap of the horses. They're nearing the wire. A few seconds more and it will all be over. A jockey's whip sings in the air, and falls with stinging force. An other ounce of strength Is called fqjr, and tliey are thundering down tl|e track almost neck and neck, fighting every inch of the way. Like a whirlwind tfioy sweep past, a mighty roar goes up from the crowd and — Tick, tick, tick, tick—"St. Cuth bert wins" —tick, tick, ticfl, tick — "by half a length"—tick, tick, tick, tick—"Minor second"—tick, tick, tick, tick—"by a length"—tick, tick, tick, tick—"Federal third." But the man at the railing beard no more after St. Cnthbert's name ,was spoken. He was deaf to all else. He grew whiter. His hand 'closed on the ticket it held. You could hear it crackle. "Don't block up the passageway, please." came from behind the rail ing. With drooping head, the man shuffled along, unnoticing and un noticed in the crowd. As be reached the door and opened it he stopped a moment and shivered. Then he pulled his hat down over his eyes, held his coat collar close to his neck and went out into Hie driving rain—penniless, homeless, helpless. And up in the third-story room of the Court st. tenement there sat a woman and a child in a cheer less, scantilyVfurnished room, hov ering over the embers in an old, broken stove. A faded shawl about her and her child helped but little to keep away the damp and the chill. There was hunger and des pair in her eyes; her hands were Then he pulled his hat down over his eyes, held his coat col lar close to his neck and went out into the driving rain—pen niless, hopeless, helpless. thin and worn, and trembled as she pulled the shawl closer. And she sat there in the gathering gloom, witli her child and —her thoughts. ***** "It seems like I can't break my run of bad luck," said the poolroom owner with a sigh, as ho climbed aboard a street car with a friend that evening to come over the river. We ought to have made at least three thousand on the fourth at Chicago today, and yet we clean ed up only about half of It. It was the same way in the sixth at St. Louis yesterday, and what with my wife dogging me for a now sealskin coat, because the one she has Is out of style, I'm worried half sick. Let's stop off at the Gibson and open a bottle." WEDDED Fashionable Nuptials in Chicago CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 19.—Grace Episcopal church was tho scene this afternoon of the most fashion able wedding of tho season so far. The contracting parties were Miss Alice Higinbotham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Higinbotham. and Joseph Medill Patterson, grand son of the late Joseph Medill, foun der of the Chicago Tribune. The bride had her sister, Miss Florence Higinbotham, as hor si?.id of hon or, and the best man was Joseph Medill McCormick, cousin of the bridegroom. The ushers included Leonard Thomas of Philadelphia, Alexander Cameron of New York, Montgomery Hallowell and Lincoln Mitchell of Cincinnati and W. T. Clyde, Jr., of New York. NEW AGENT AT REARDAN. W. A. Beardsley, who has held the position of depot agent at Al mira, has been transferred to Rear dan, where he will hold a similar position, recently vacated by E. T. Smith. Do you know the, se» cret of good printing? Perhaps you don't as none but the great ar tists have it exactly lo cated. We cannot place our ringer upon it. but we know that some where within fine work manship, tho best of materials and perfect equipment the secret lies, und In order that no chances tuny be taken wu include all these In our scheme of business. The result is a grade of printing that hundreds of Spokane business men have como to know and appreciate. inland Priming Co. 610-613 Sprague Aye. Oregon R. R. & Nay. Co. Oregon Slorl Line R. R. union Pacific R. R. ONLY LINE EAST VIA Salt LaKe and Denver TWO TRAINS DAILY. Steamship tickets to Europe and other foreign countries. bailvi Spokane Time Beuedulo Dally Pep! j Effective June 22, IVO2. Arr. 7146" FAST MAIL—To and A. M. from Coeur d'Aleno dis trict. Farmington, Gar held, Colfax, •Pullman, man, "Moscow, *Pom roy, Waitsburg, Day ton, Walla Walla, Pen dleton. Uaker City, and 6135 all points EAST. P. M. 3:48 EXPRESS—For Farm- P. M. ington, Colfax, Pullman, Pullman, Moscow, Lewis iston, Portland, San Francisco, Raker City all points EAST. F.XPRESS — From nil points EAST, Baker City, San Francisco, Portland, Colfax, Gar- 8:50 Held and Farmington. |A. M. •Except Sunday. Short line to California, San Fran cisco-Portland route. Steamers sail from A Ins worth dock. Potland, at ii I>. M.i every live days. GEO. J. MOHLER. Gen. Agt., 43i> Riverside Aye.. Spokane, Wash. Telephone Main 162. statement of the Condition of the Exchange National Bank OP SPOKANE, WASH. Designated Depository United States. <<~..!..,i s --.n nnn nn Capital $260,000.00 Surplus and undivided prollts $179,588.92 K. J. Dyer, President; Chas. Sweeny, Vice President; C. K. Mcßroom. Cashier; W. M. Shaw. Aswistant Cashier. REPORT OF CONDITION AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS, SEPT 15, 1903. Resources. . . Jl .. . t.. * , ,J' I COl 6A Loans and discounts... .$1,461,681.64 Overdrafts 84.554.84 11. 8. bonds and pre miums 58,000.00 , Storks, bonds and war- i rants 81,251.89 Furniture and fixtures... 7,000.00 Cash Resources — Cash on hand 531.548.35 Due from banks 31 1,085.00 V. S. bonds 100.000.00 Redemption fund 2,500.00 Total resources $2,627,039.18 Liabilities. Capital stock t 250.000.00 Surplus 60.000.00 Undivided profits 12ti.5K5.82 Circulation 60.000.00 Deposits E. 047,450.28 Total liabilities 12,527,039.18 Directors —I. N. Peyton. Oeo. R. Dod son. VV. J. C. Wakefield, B. J. Bar ney, J. J. Humphrey, Chas. Sweeny, E. J. Dyer. K. F. Cartler Van Dissel, Manager. Tel. No. 441. P. O. Box 1821. The Saw Mill Phfflnix Manufacturers of LUMBER, LATH, MILL WORK DOORS AND SASH. Bar and Bank Fixtures a Specialty. Spokane, Wash. Shorthand, Civil Service, Tcleg rapliy. English. Drawing Courses. Northwestern Dullness College, 808 Second Aye., Spokane, Wash. After all, what can improve on the food which the child gets from its mother. Mother Nature provides us, her children, with a perfect medi cal food in riedical Lake Salts, and fledknl Lake Toilet Soap containing as it does log of these famous Salts, is the purest, sweetest medicated soap made. Use it in the little one's bath, for it will make the skin bright and clear and free it from all irritations and blemishes of the skin caused by Prickly Heat, Rash, flosquito Bites, etc. It's soothing, healing, purifying qualities are especially beneficial to babies and young children—a necessary toilet article for every house hold—you will never be without it once you have proved it's charming efficacy. Druggists sell it—2s cents a cake. Buy nedical Lake Ointment, 25 cents abox, and use it for all eruptions of the skin, ft will improve the complexion and is inval uable for Sunburn, Windburn, Kcrema, Itching Piles, Mosquito and all Insect Bites. Not greasy or sticky—is immediately absorbed MEDICAL. LAKB REHEDIES ARB NOT PATENT MEDICINES. MEDICAL LAKE SALTS MFG. CO., Sole Mfrs. NEW YORK AND SPOKANE, WASH. Keep Out of the Wet The station wagon which we are offering at prices ranging around $600 is one of the best bargains ever offered in the way of com- i fortable and serviceable vehicles. If you drive sifter night or in wet or stormy weather, it Is Just the kind of a wagon you must have. Now on exhibition. B. g. PI.OUOH. Agent. This is the Light . SEEK NO FURTHER ORDER FROM The Winston Water Pover Co. Empire State LMdg. No. 222-224 Post St. Tel. M. 639. Residence Phone S. 271. SEEHORN TRANSFER COMPANY STORAGE—We store all kinds of goods. WE MOVE—Machinery, boilers, merchandise, household goods, every thing. F. FLINT & CO. 8011-2 Riverside. Tel. E. 251. 91900 —6-room cottage, large lot, barn, lawn, shade and fruits; Fourth aye., close in; half cash. 9850—5-room cottage, largo corner lot, Nettleton add., two blocks from Broadway car line; half cash. 8950—3-room house, two lo*s. well of water and city water; Weal Main aye.. close In; will make terms, 99000 —7-room modern house, lot. lawn, shade and fruit ♦rees, small barn; on Gardner aye.; half cash. 9375 —Choice 50 foot lot with water on lot, Broadway. BAGGAGE Phone Main 517 Quick Parcel Delivery Co. 720 FIRST AYE. $3250— Fine six-room bouse in Heath's addition; graded street and sidewalk. $3000 —Eight room houße, Heath's addition. $4S0 —Corner lot, Heath's Fifth addition; water at cor ner. EimenOorf & Elmeßdorf, 321 Rookery Bldg. The fidelity National Bank. CS-. - 1... •»» tlYaaik Spokane, Wash. Pnnltnl S1 00 000 I capita] jinn,ooo Surplus 35,000 Ofllosrs and Directors: Geo. 8. Brooke, president. D. K. Mcpherson, Vice President. A. W. Lindsay, Cashier. E. 11. Brown.ll, Asst. Cashier. MEDICAL LAKE 111111111111^ stndebaker Carriage ttposfiory, ...... M3-81E ipratrns Aye. The Spokane and Eastern Trust Co. Spokane ... Washington. Pays interest on open ac counts subject to check as follows: 2 per cent per an num credited to accounts semi-annually, June Ist and December Ist on all bal ances of $100 or multiples thereof, computed monthly on the lowest balance standing to the cred£-->f tht r depositor, on any day dur ing the ciurent month. Al lows interest on time cer tificates of deposit at the rate of 4 per cent per an num on certificates issued for one year, 3 per cent per annum for six months and 2 per cent per annum for three months. Certificates of deposits issued for a stated time are in no case payable before maturity. Savings Deposits received on the following terms: De posits of $1.00 to $2,000 re ceived at any time and re paid after thirty days' notice in writing. Interest paid at the rate of 4 per cent per annum, semi-annually January 1 and July 1, on the minimum quarterly balance. Securities of this depart ment are kept separate from other assets of the company, and are exam ined and approved monthly by a committee represent ing the depositors. STOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE SE LECTION OV Holiday Presents Cut Glass Hand Painted China Sterling Silver lj and Silver Plate No lurgur or better selected lines In the city. sclrachl & Rlorden The Popular Resort. (Incorporated.) See our line of JEWELERS. omAHxra block. BAR, CAFE AND CLUB