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THE MORMON CHURCH IS. TODAY.
GROWING MORE RAPIDLY THAN ANY OTHER. Prtsldent Joseph F. Smith, Apostle Reed Smoot, the church's financial Institution and the great bronze statue of Brigham Young. SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 11.—A I (light as bitter as that which follow ed the election of Roberts to the house of representatives which ended in the refusal of tmX body to allow him hla scat. Is anout to begin in Utah with the candidacy of Reed Smoot for the United States senate. That Smoot, who la one of the 12 apostles of the Mormon church, is being supported hy the church is evident. Some years ago an apostle of the church was a candidate for the same position, and because he failed to obtain "permission" from the church he was disciplined and dropped froh silt glh position. At thnt time the heads of the church in public interviews stated that they could not allow men who owed al ieglence to the church to enter into political tights without the "permis Blon" of the church. That no at tempt has been made to hinder Smoot in his candidacy for the of- Ilce is therefore evidence that he is supported by the church, which means that he will be elected, 'Phe oandidacy of Smoot for the senate is only a part of the plans of the Mormon church to further Its interests by placing its representa tives in the greatest law making body In the world. The failure of Roberts to obtain his sent iv con gress has not discouraged the church, for it is not In the habit of being discouraged over anything. That Smoot will be elected Is a foregone conclusion; that he will be seated Is another matter. Pew people who are not directly familiar with tho Mormon church and lis methods realize what a power It is in Utah. It seems to be the general opinion that doing away with plural marriages broke the backbone of the church, but RAILWAY NEWS. The Kettle Valley line Is In a prosperous condition and has pur chased 40 new ore cars. The Northern Pacific surveyors are now camped at Lylo, on the bank of the Columbia river. Superintendent Forest of the Spokane Falls & Nyrthcrn has started on a tour«of Inspection. Tho yards on the Great North ern popularly . known as "termi nals" will hereafter be known as "delta." General Western Agent F. W. Manghan of the Great Northern ex press, with headquarters in this city, has resigned. Ira 11. Richards fills the vacancy caused by the promotion of Train master Abee of the Tacoma division of the Northern Pacific. Thirty-five principal shippers of the Pacific coast lumber and shin gles have formed a headquarters ut Winona, Minn., for the purpose of scrutinizing freight rates. ,T..('. Stuart, general superintend ent of tho Ihiltimoro & Ohio, has resigned and will rot ire from rail way service for the present. This will cause many changes on the B, & O. system. The Snake River Valley Railway company, a new corporation. Is the result of n friendly agreement be tween tho O. R. & N. and the Northern Pacific. The Snako Valley rond will handle the traffic for both lines between Lewlston und 111- --parla. Tho United nrotherhood ot Hall way Employes have purchased a FOUR MORMON INSTITUTIONS. nothing could he further from the I truth. The Mormon church is Stronger today than it ever was. and DO other church in the world is growing so fast as this "Church of the letter Day Saints." Its mis sionaries are to be found in almost every community in the United States, and missions have been es tablished in nearly every country on the globe, the latest being In Japan. The keynote of the Mormon faith and of its success is cooperation. This principle is carried Into every walk of life and every business en terprise, and It Is responsible for the great success of the creed. All sorls nnd conditions of men are sought as members of the church, and over them all the church reigns supreme. Bach member of the church Is supposed to pay into the church one-tenth of his "increase," and those tithes are religiously I turned in. At the head of the church is President Joseph K. Smith, ami under him the organl ■ation Is perfect The great coun cil of the church is composed of 12 npostles. and they are the final court of the church. Not only do they control the destinies of tho church, but of all good members of the church as well, The lowest grade of church of ficials are the "teachers." There are two of these to each block of tho city, and they control the tem poral as well as the religious mat tors of their people. They visit all members of the church in their dis tricts frequently and at monthly meetings of all the teachers in tho ward they report in delail the do- j lngs of each member of the church. They settle all disputes where pos sible, nnd keep watch to see that the tithes are paid. Disputes that journal, which will otm\r tho t'nlted States, Canada and Mexico. George EtotOS is the proprietor. The Train Dispatchers' assocla tlOßi with headquarters at Chicago, It endeavoring to reduce the num ber of accidents attributed to nils- ! understanding of train orders by j means of a monthly journal of dls- j cussion. W. H. Thompson, chief counsel for tho Ureat Northern, nnd G. H. j Stevenson, counsel for the O. H A! N., seem to bo of the opinion that the pledges made by the candidates who are trying to create a now railway commission will not bo kept. * Tho Burlington mode a good record during the past year in the lucrense of Its cars per train. He- porta show a saving of 840,000 miles, or 25 per ceut. and making a reduction of 32 per cent in trans portation expenses over the pro ceeding year. It Is estimated by the steel man ufacturers that the railways will re quire at least 2,000,000 lous of steel rails for the year ending June 30, 1903. Orders for 1,i*00,000 tons have already been given, it is said that 1,160,000 will he required for renewals, the remainder being used lor extensions. Hlval candidates for the distinc tion of being the lirst railroad train dispatcher are two veterans of the telegraph key, A. H. Copeland of Chenoa, 111. and David H. Conklln of Decatur, 111. Moth agree that nn'i • utter of a few months' ad | the "teachers" can not settle them selves are carried to the general I body of the "teachers." and at times are taken up to the council of the 12 apostles itself. It is no wonder that a people hav ing such a complete organization are able to control a state, and they do, for the governor aud nearly all of the stale officials are prominent i members of the church. The co-operative principal of the church is extensively carried into business in Utah, President Smith of the Church is also president of a dozen of the biggest business enter prises of the state. Separate elec- j tions are held for all these enter prises, but they are purely formal, I for an election to the presidency of the church means that the other elections will follow as a matter of j course. Among the enterprises at | which he is the head are the '/ion ICo-Operative Mercantile company, jthe largest mercantile business in the state; Ziou's Savings Bank & Trust company, the deposits of j which are greater than those of all other savings banks in the state ; together: the State flank of Utah, the Consolidate*! Wagon *t Ma chine company, the Utah Sugar company, the Utah Light & Power company, the Inland Crystal Salt company and hundreds of others. Practically all of the business of the state is conducted by Mormons, I and above them all comes Joseph V. Smith and the church. The organisation ot the church is so complete and far reaching and the members are so loyal and so 'jealous of their "rights" that they are controlled in politics as easily as they are in the every day af fairs of life. And Reed Smoot is the candidate of the church for the United States senate. yoar 1552 being that in which the first electric telegraph was used for the movement Of trains. Both of those old tickers are retired now, are hale and hearty and enjoy noth ing more than tnlking over old ; times when 20 miles un hour was fearful speed. Twenty live thousand catalpa trees are to he planted In southern Illinois by the International Society of Aborlculture, The trees are to be grown for tho purpose of sup plying telegraph poles and the so ciety has a contract with 20 dif ferent railroads to supply them with telegraph poles. Thi> Southern Pacific and Chica* go, Milwaukee 41 si. Paul railroads aro fighting tho ponding ifunigra tlon hill and oppose tho education test which is embodied In tho pro posed law. The roads claim that they aro in need of muscle as well as brains In this country and that the musclo must come from the old country. James J. Hill has caused a stir In :the railway circles of the country ! by making such a low bid for the business of transporting soldiers 'and provisions across tho Pacific to Manila. He offers to carry freight from Chicago to Manila for 40 cents per hundred pounds. Tho present Ifreight rate from Chicago to si>o | knno is j : >.o per 100 pounds. The census office has completed n report on the number of locomo tives built In this country during the year 1900. There wore L'S es tablishments In the work nnd 2274 put on tho market. Two hundred and seventy two high class engines : were made at 2ti different railway shops, making the total 8046, valued ut |80,307,46e« built iv &4 estab- THE SPOKANF/pRESS; THURSDAY, If MEMBER 11» 190\ Every piano we sell is guaranteed, not only by us but tbe names that stand highest on roil of honor in the piano world. If you want to do business under this positive guarantee and if you want a fine piano at our unmatchable sale prices, come in today and let us talk business. We have over 100 fine pianos in stock and our aim is to reduce stock by Jan uary Ist. We have some 20 stand ard makes, from which a choice selection may be made. Liberal terms of payment for those who desire the easy way of paying it. Store open evenings until Xmas. Musical instruments of all kinds. 605 and 607 Sprague Aye. G. A. Heidinger, Mgr. The Sterling Always awake, giving bar gains. Log Cabin maple j tsm syrup, per gallon... 1.C.0 Canada maple * net syrup, per gallon... I.sCU Tloett candy drips, en. per gallon 51UC Silver drips, ma per gallon OUC New sorghum, « ftft 2-gallon pail 1 .UU H-0 Buckwheat, 2 lb. pckgs., 12 l-2c H-0 Pancake Flour, 2 lb. pckgs.. 121-2 c Ralston Pancake Flour 21b. pckgs., 121-2 c Aunt Jem. Pancake Flour,2 1b.pk.,12 l-2c Puritan Buckwheat, 2 Ib. pckgs., 121-2 Best Prunes, per lb., . 05c Sweet Potatoes, 7 lbs. . 25c Best Eastern Hams, pr lb, 15c Lard, Best XXI, 51b., 65c. Lard, Best XXI. 101b , 1.30 11 Our low prices always keep us busy. The Sterling, 905 : i'r.;,«e Phone 122. In Looking Around fur t"li rist mas presents be sure you call on us. We ran show you a larger selection of pretty things for Christ mas than you can see any where in Spokane. Our prices are right, our goods are hand some, our variety Is endless Why not buy your Christmas gifts of u»" George R. Dodson, 517 Riverside Are. GO TO Scully Drug Co. FOR YOUR Xmas Presents We have MeClurg & Co. samples again this year and selling them at absolute! wholesale, J 813 RIVERSIDE AYE. BUY HISTORIC HOUSE. GREENWICH, Conn., Deo. 11.— .Putnam Hill chapter. Daughters of tho American Revolution, has so cured $7000 nnd bought the old cot tago where General Israel Putnam mads his headquarters In the revo lution. Tho house, because of lts ! 'ago, was to be torn down to make i room for a modern dwelling. Boriltt. —The naval plans of Gor many and Great Britain provide for the pntrollng Of the Venezuelan cosst with launches In order to prevent smuggling duriug the Blood Poison Eere afo many called "cures" 1 Syphllltio Blood Poison advertised, bat there is onjy one that really Wee the disease. All other remedies contain mercury and iodide of potassium, the effect of which is to drive the poison into the bones from the surface, ready to break out again at any time. Our specific for blood poison is purely vegetable and cures In every case, without leaving the slightest injurious effects. Names of patients ■•we have cured we are at liberty to furnish to those who really want to know for their own benefit. If you can not call, write full par ticulars of your case. Book and consultation free. Progressive Medical Assn. 122 Mill St., Opp. Telephone Exchange, Spokane, Wash. Why Do Business In the Dark? When Yon j Can Have Daylight Stores By Using PRISM GLASS Sold by Jones & Dillingham. Agents for American-3 Way Prism Co. Information and Estimates on Application. A STRONG PULL if. v very desirable thing at times. Our facilities for supplying build ing material are practically irre futable. We have an unusually large stock of lumber and. with the aid of our factory, supply orders tor complete bouse bills almost upon demand. Let us figure with you. WASHINGTON MILL COMPANT, Phone Exchange 10. TEETH Gold Crowns $5.00 ; Silver Filling! 50 ' Painless Extracting SO I All work guaranteed for 20 years. A specialist In charge of each dcu:irtment. Philadclpii* Denial Parlors, 10-11-12 Wolverton Block. Over W. U. Tel. Co. $10, $12 and $15 Trimmed Hats Only $4,95 each Jwloin&Davies Cor. Riverside and Post AN EYE-OPENER. A Money-Saving Opportunity. We still have a few barrels of ci der vinegar which must be closed out at once. What we have left can he bought (If taken this week) at $4 per barrel or $2.50 per half bar rel; 20c per gallon In small quan tities, it will pay to invest In a barrel or so. Call at factory and sample It. SPOKANE MFG. £ PTG. CO., Hear 8 Riverside Aye., Spokane. Shorthand. Civil Service, Teleg raphy. lOuKtlsh, Drawing* Courses. Northwestern business OoUejre, SO9 So.ond Ava. Hnokane. ffmh. SPOKANE DETECTIVE AGENCY AND MERCHANTS' POLICE. Detective business and confiden tial Investigations, R. Gemmrig, Phone E. 3953, W. S. Stauffer, Phone E. 2698, Principals. Headquarters, IU Temple Court, ■m m . i.. aae J.G.Davis&Bro Fine Groceries and Provisions Cor. Howard and Sprarfue Telephone Main 130 PKNBI Sweet! Sour! Bottled! Chow Chow in Bottles. NEW STOCK! j UNION-MADE HATS Onr Specialty. The Union Special ALL COLORS $3 A Nobby Hat for i WE HAKE SHIRTS TO YOUR ORDER. Wilson, Sullivan & Co. 713 Riverside. Tel. White 758. Brief* Abstracts &«e>l Blanks Fosters Dodgers Streamers Letterheads Billhead* Statements Noteheads Envelopes Invitations The •••• ■111 .... Quick Print Phone Main 347. FRANK B. Cißr.Ua South 9 Post St. Solo Agents of tne Weldloh Typewriter Process for Spo kane, Wash. Washington Brick, Lime & Mfg. Co. WHITE LIME CLAY PRODUCTS Ist and Stevens, Spokane ! PIANOS AND ORGANS Prices and terms lowest ever of fered. Send for Illustrated catalogue. The Blair... Business college BIS toy now I that there ere more demands made on this school for gtaom ;ipher» than 'it can supply? Over «0u students last year. We expect more this year. ENSOUL BTOW. It C. BLAIR, Principal. r\ead THis and protect yourselves against ad -1 versify and old age The 00-Oper -1 atlve Investment Association beyond > any question of a doubt oft*.u the ! grandest plan that was ever present* jed to the American people to secure i a home, to pa* of/ a worts'*fa, to obtain a pension or to come Into pos session ox a paid-up policy, (.'all ou or addroad ANDREW J. CAGE, State Manager, Rooms 70-71 Jamleaon uik., Spotea* .... - . . ...... mm* IRON TOYS Of AM- KINDS ■The llttld ones can find what they want in this department. Sul kies, delivery wagons, police and Are patrols, Surreys, etc. The trap shown above is a little beauty—the price, 75c. dthefr Kinds From 15c. Up John W. Graham & Co. 707 to 711 Sprague Aye» 708 to 712 First Aye. to select your Christmas pres ents. Don't wait until the last day, when the most de sirable goods are gone and clerks have hardly time t<j wait on you. Is'nt there' something in this list that you want? Cot Glass, Hand Painted China. Sterling; Silver, ClocKs Bronzes, Leather Goods, Watches and Diamonds, Ebony Goods, Silver Plated Ware, Opera. Glasses. Let us show you a stoclf. that Is up to date and of the best quality. Schacht ft Riorden, JEWELERS. oaAimx block. EL F. Cartler Van Dlssel, Manager. Tel. No. 441. P. O. Box 1521. for Young Men. The Saw Mill Phoenix Manufacturers of Lumber, Lath, Mill Work, SOOBS AJTS SABS. Bar and Bank Fixtures a Specialty. Spokane. Wash. Modern six-room dwelling on Indiana aye., half block from car line. This is a snap. LIT US SHOW YOU. WESTERN TRUST*™ INVESTMENT CO. 17-18 Jamieson Block. Tel. Main 323. Palouse Land Co. We have the best bargains and surest returns in Palouse lands that have been offered. Two miles north of Diamond. 160 to 640 acres, heavy black loam, well watered, easy terms, $25 per acre. D. T. HAM, President 221 The Rookery. htint Husic Co. 13250 —Fine six-room house In Heath's addition; graded street and sidewalk. $3000 —Right room house, Heath's addition. $400 —Corner lot. Heath's Fifth addition; water at cor ner. Several Leading Makes of ElßCMtrl & HMMtrf, v 321 Rookery Bldg. Hello! New rive-room modern house, fur"- nished: built for a home; close In, rents for $35, price, $2200; easy terms. J. MONROE HEATON, H room brick lodging house. .SIOOO 20-rooiu brick lodging house.. 1350 10-room, close iv; a snap 550 25 room brick; a bargain for.. 2000 28-room brick; a tine place 1900 ti room brick; just the place.. 525 32 room, oue of our bargains. 1900 j room house, piano and phone, for rent 30 400 acres, join city, $7.50 per acre. 120 acres in southern Oregon to sell or trade for Spokane business or city property. 460 acres, tine stock ranch—look this up—s3ooo. HEKKELRATH 8 SMILLII, 1 m*t> m IJ. |«m« I TAKE TIME A $1350^00 Bargain 31-32 Jauiieson Bldg. Crowder's Addition WINTER don't stop us. SNOW don't stop us. Fifty men now working on buildings and in the atreeta of Crowder's addition. Two thirds of the addition sold, but some of the best have been reserved, and It you want close in property that will make you quick money, this Is the property. A.s.Crowder S Co. 25-2 C Jamlcson Block. Te2. Main 3. IRRIGATED LANDS 0M SPOKANE PRAIRIE * i CooK CEL Clarhe Agfa. 715 River aide Aye. * L K. MOMfORT 322 PERNWELL BLK. Tel. Red 1786. Res. Tel. White 221. $200 —Fine corner and inside lot. Union Park; abstract furnished. $900 —A block of five lots, al large lots, adjoining Corbin Park, on water main. Will sell the whole block or divide to suit you and give) very easy terms. $1000 —Good live-room house, cot* ncr and inside lot on graded street, at good terms. I have some nice lots in Forest Park addition in block joining Mon roe st. Fine location for a homo. Come and see them. New strictly modern atone house, 6 rooms, bath and toilet, good loca tion; price $2100 8-room modern house, bath, toilet, excellent location; price $2860 . ,3-room house, good lot; price, $760 Lots! Adjoining Hay'a Park; level and fine $20M a. l vm-tm a M 5 Riverside Aye.. City 20 LEVEL LOTS NEAR CAR LINES, 9125 TO $175 EACH. c. f. cioiwai & co. 309 Empire State Bldg. Phone Hair* 304. Gardner & Gardner, Real Estate and insurance. 8 HABILE BANK BVILOIN6. Tel. Bed 4421. •fl TOO MUCH SNOW to sell farm property, so we must dispose of some of our city snaps Nine large lots, close to car line good soli, not far from river; price $400. Oood eight-room house, full baa* ment. three lots, on corner, bearlni fruit. 2000 feet hothouses. Including crop of lettuce worth $300, close v car line; a alee home for retiree farmer; greenhouses will bring a* income of $700 a year; price, $2000) terms. Four-room bouse, on car Hne. cirj water, nice lot on graded street close to car; price, $600. Six-room modern house on Can non hill, corner, 60x100, on oar lino hne location; price, $2200; term*. PHIL T. BECHER * CO.. Exchange Bank Bldg., Room 1. $1,500 Half cash, balance terms; ftve room cottage; large barn, holds l« head; near car line; good location $4500; a good investment; close h property. F. S. BARKBTT & CO, a Vtost at