TKe SpoKane Press*
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vember 10. 1.02, at Spokane. Wash., as second-class matter, under
Act of Congress of March .1, 1579."
TELEPHONE MAIN 375.
A beautiful story that spoils the grumble of the pessimists comes
A society woman arose In a streel car, removed her silken petti*
coat and wrapped it ground the shivering form of an infant 2 years old.
The woman was Mrs Harry Cortan, the daughter Of a millionaire.
Despite the zero weather the street car was without lire. In one
corner sat a poorly clad man, with a beaten, hopeless look on his
face, holding the babe on his knees. The little one's feet and legs
Wtre entirely bare and blue fr.>m t!;e cold.
Mrs. Cartan came into the car and sat down opposite the father
With his pitiful charge. She gave one look at the forelorn pair and 0110
£ianee at tho srs. The latter fat and pitied, but none offered j
In the next instant the angel of mercy in the sealskin sactpie had .
hor hands behind her, under her cloak. She let fall the heavy silken
l.arrr.cnt. K;sing and holding to n strap she stepped out Of it. While •
the women gasped and the men drew in their breath she walked over
to the man and child. Stooping she snuggled the petticoat about tho |
Infant's legs, smiling into the child's lace, remarking to tho father,
"I'm afraid baby has scarcely enough on for this weather." ,
The father's eyes filled with tears and he murmured under his '
breath, "God bless you."
And the woman ?
■When the reporters Visited her nt hor home Mrs. Cartan said: "I
hope it will not be spread broadcast over the country, it is such a !
A little thing? j
Yes, but significant and heroic.
The woman's pity overcame 'tor woman's delicacy. In a moment
She decided that the act in such a cause could not be immodest. And
the tender bit of charity was done and tho color gradually crept back
into baby's face.
Dickens says there i? a way Into every human heart. It may be up
a winding stair. And if you can find the way and knock al the door
in some sacred name the door will open.
Baby—helpless, Innocent, cold, went up no winding stiar to this
Woman's heart. It went straight to the door and entered.
MEN WHO REFUSE TO BE OLD,
Ts old age lo be made a crime.
It is a question that comes with tho discharge of old railroad men;
with the attempt to remove the old captains of Cleveland's police
foice; wit li a pathetic incident in New York, where a police inspector,
old in years, was made to turn flip-flaps and "skin-the-cat" in order to
prove that he was entitled to remain on the force.
Any law or regulation that fixes a rigid business age limit; that
forces men to retire when they have lived a staled number of years, is
bound to be unjust. It also makes liars. The man who looks 40. feels
4" and is 60 isn't going to be an idler the rest of his days simply be
cause somebody with a thir-t for ycUV blood ir hus'ness has fixed an
Age can not be a matt it of years alone. It is a matter of correct
livin, of temperament; yes, of determination.
There are old men at 3" and young men at 70. There are grand
fathers who can endure more and do better work than their grandsons.
At mi Gladstone was working off his superfluous energy felling
trees, and Plato is said to have wrestled lor the sport there was in
it at ft,
Jem Mace was the most famous lighter of his day, and nt 7G he
Was sparring. John Ericsson wanted to prove his soundness in wind |
and body, and so engaged in a tugof-war with two young men. lie
pulled them off their feet with ease. Yet their combined years did not
equal his age. He was SO. :
There isn't any end to the list. !
Broken-down men are usually men who never learned to live;
men who never knew the real value of health and who insulted their
The rules that ait made for them should never apply to the old
oaks, white-crested ami unbending, who refuse to measure their lives
by years, and who ask no odds of the busy world, and would be men as
long as there is work to be dune.
TABLE LOOT BALL IS !
THE LATEST GAME.
LONDON, Dec. 10. —An amu
Bud (UflCUtt game has Iticcei . !
ping pong in England. It la table
loot ball. It i~ played by two or
ELKS BEING KILLED
FOR THEIR TEETH
©MAIIA, T)ec. 18.—Retail and
Jobbing Jewelers In this city assert
that some one is attempting to gel
n corner on eUI teeth. Wyoming
dispatches state that elk are being
mercilessly slaughtered for their
teeth, which have a local value of
from $10 to $4o according to tbe
age of the animal killexl.
ll*tailer« and jobbers tell of one
GEORGE PUTNAM, Manager.
A WOMAN AND A BABE.
more persons on un ordinary dining
room tablf. Goals made of little
lots ar clipped 'o the ends of the
table. Each player is provided with
a long, thin wire, at tho end of
which is a wooden "foot." and with
ih'n they try to push the disk into
tlie goals. The ask is a difficult
ou> ,as the wires are v< jy flexible,
man In Montana who has.GO.f oik
teeth stored away, having been en
gaged for years in gathering them.
His Intention la to hold them for
a rise, which they nay ll sure to
come as a result of the rapid exter
mination of the animals.
The Ornaha merchants also de
clare that a great fraud is being
perpetrated on the public by coIor-
> 616 FRONT AYE,
BUILDING DEMANDS CONTINUE
Since January 1, 1 P•''2. tho city com- '
misstoners have issued 1127 building
I" emits and the value of the build
ings erected reaches the sum of
91.453,413. The total number of per- |
mits Issued during 1901 was 103 ft nnd 1
the value of the buildings $1,517,066. !
There are still 13 days of this year
left and it is probable that the total
v ilui of buildings erected this year
■..ill reach that of n year ago, while
there is n large Increase shown in
the number of p< ItnttS Issued. The
dtfferi nee is accounted for by the fact ■
that an unusually large' number of
costly structures were erected last
year. Including the Spokane Club
building) the Great Northern depot, j
while this year more attention has
be< n paid to residence bunding.
There is probably no one thing so j
greatly needed in this city us it large
addition to its number of dwellings,
say real estate men. There is prac
tically not a Vacant residence in the'
city and hundreds of families are |
insr the. teeth, The value of elk
teeth Hob in the age of the animal
from which they ".re taken. A milk
white tooth indicates youth; these 1
teeth are sofe and lacking In beau*
ty. The older Ihe animal tho more
beautiful are his teeth, for they
become colored with delicate shades j
of brown, as deos ;i meerschaum ,
Itipe when smoked by an expert at
coloring. It is this coloring that
determines the value. It frequent*
ly occurs that n pair of well-colored
teeth are sold for as high as $7a,
while $lii and |B0 are common
The new method creats a color
which sannot be detected by even !
the best of experts. It is done by 1
holding the tooth close to the light
ed end of n cigar. The smoker th'-n
breathes gently through the cigar,
Mowing the heat, impregnated with
tobacco and nicotine, against the
Hundreds of teeth colored In this
manner are appearing on the mar
ket and nro sold nt high prices
when worth not to exceed $2 or $3
The sales of elk teeth lo the jew
elers and emblem houses is grow
ing less, and this added to the re
ports of the great slaughter of the
elk gives foundation for the state
ment that some one is attempting
lo corner the elk tooth market.
('has. Taylor, a New England har
ness horseman, is the most remark
able man on the turf. He has been
driving trotters and pacers all his
lite, and is now itC years of age.
He still takes a seat in tho srlky
whenever the opportunity offers.
Milton, ore.—The good government
crusade here has extended to the
practical prohibition <>f dancing, a
license of $26 for nil public dances
has been provided.
A SWEET MORSEL FOR THE GOSSIPS.
THE DIVORCE SUIT OF THE HARTOPPS FURNISHES . LONDON
SOCIETY WITH A SENSATIONAL SCANDAL OF MORE THAN
USUAL UNSAVORINESS. « v ■ y
LONDON. Dec. 18.—Though near
ly all the circumstances of the di
vorce actiuu of Sir Charles Hartopp,
baronet, against his wife, Lady Mil
dicent, for "misconduct" with the
jearl of Cowloy, which was dismiss-'
ed by the jury yesterday, are suf
flciently out of the ordinary to
make it a remarkable one tho af
fair is. perhaps, most interesting
on account of tho connection of tho
principals therein with tho family
whoso name is associated with one
of tho greatest sensations that over
leaked out in this country, it is
significant, too. by reason of the
I light it throws on tho doings of a
'certain section of English "high so
ciety" of today.
Lady Hartopp, the young and
beautiful wife who. it is alleged,'
I was rather more than friendly with
Sir John VVillougbby, and after
wards on still better terms with the
third earl of Cowley, is the daugh
ter of Charles Wilson, member of
parliament and one of the owners
of tile great Wilson line of stcam
jers. It was at the house of Charles'
brother, Arthur Wilson, that the
famous "baccarat scandal" took
plqee. Enid Wilson, the countess of
Chesterfield, is Lady Hartopp's
Sir Charles Hartopp tells a mov
ing tale of his young wife's behav
ior, but the baronet himself is not
to bo commis> rated as altogether a
paragon of vlrtune. Tin- evidence
in his divorce case has brought out
the fact that, early in his married
life he was obliged to go to his
I father-in-law, Charles H. Wilson,
for |6000, with which to satisfy
the demands of a former mistress.
As for the noble earl, who is co-
I respondent in the Hartopp case, he
'A'HK SPOKANE iAy Hfi , WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER Vi, 19J1
I obliged to reside in the upper BtOries
of business blocks on account of the
lack of better accommodations. The
hotels of the city are also inadequate
to meet the demands of the traveling
jpublic, as nearly all are continually
crowded beyond their, capacity.
Spokane is ■ rapidly growing 61 ty.
Tills can be seen In every departnv nt
of trade. In inquiries for real estate
ami In the large numbers of n< w
faces seen on the Streets from day
to day. No one, perhaps, realizes
this more forcibly than the real es
tate dealer who has houses to rent
and the landlords who nro reaping
B harvest from the high rents they
; are able to demand.
Reports from the trades couivll
show that there are but few Idle
Workmen In the building trades of
this city, yet there are enough work
in 11 to fully supply the demand.
In most large cities In the east
there fro apartment houses which
accommodate many families comfort
ably ahd are much more convenient.
PRETTY RUSSIAN GIRL
WILL BE A COUNTESS.
NEW YOHK, Dec. Ih.—Society Is
Interested in the announcement of
the marriage, to take place in Janu
ary, of Mile. Irene Desplauquo, the.
pretty guest of Countess Cassini at
the Russian legation, and Count
Alexander Poblow, Russian minister
to Korea. The wedding will take
place in New York.
Boise, Idaho.—After being twice
sentenced to death, "Dlamondfleld
Jack" Davis has been pardoned. His
ease has been dragging along for
seven years and was one of the most
noted in the northwest.
was divorced from his wife several
The life led by Sir Charles Har
topp and Lady Millicent before
clouds began to gather on their
horizon was not entirely a domes
tic one. Both husband and wife
bet heavily on horse races, both in
England and France, and gambled
with cards. At a party at Heauvais.
in France. Lady Hartopp won near
ly ?io.nun nt bacarrat. She lost,
almost as much at other times,
however, and a big bunch of eheohs
shown in court were described by
Sir Charles as those with which
their joint losses at cards and race
tracks were paid.
The trouble between Lady Milli
cent and "Tops," or "Bundle," as
( .she alternately called the baronet.
Tbegan when her ladyship encourag
ed the attentions of Sir John WU
loughby, baronet, formerly major of
the Royal Horse guards. The Har
topps and Sir John lived in tho
game hotel and Lady Millicent was
most anxious to share tin ir sitting
room witli the baronet, but her hus
band objected, He ordered her fn
drop Sir John, and She refused. She
declined, also, to give back a mag
nificent pearl necklace which her
admirer hail presented to her, and
this angered her husband stUl
more. There were stormy scenes
between them. In the course of
which Lady Hartopp says her hus
band struck her. Sir Charles says
the most he ever did was to hold
her by the wrists when she was in
a passion, One night, however,
after they had quarreled with espe
cial bitterness on the subject of
Sir John, the baronet flounced off
to dine alone at his dub and did
not come back. The divorce pro
wholesome nnd homelike than the
little, Inconvenient suites of two or
three rooms in business blocks. Spo
kane has no modern apartment
I houses, nnd there is room and a de
mand for a number of them.
It is now stated that B modern
apartment house' is to be erected at
the Junction of Riverside aye. nnd
Sprague st. In the Spring, This ex
ample might profitably bo followed
by other capitalists, who would re
alize n large percentage on the In-
Ivestment as well as aid In providing
homes for Spokane's rapidly inereas
There are also lnrge numbers of
vacant lots In the city, many of which
might be made to yield a good reve
nue by the erection therein) of small,
modern cottages. The demand for
this class of houses was never so
great as at the present time, nnd
tlu ro is every prospect that the open
ing of spring will bring a largely in
creased number of. homeseekers to
TEN MODERN HOUSES.
The plans for 10 handsome dwell
ing houses hnve just been completed
by .Messrs. Permain and Jones for
C. Sweidle of this city.
Five of the houses will be creeled
upon property recently acquired by
.Mr. Sweidle at Corbin Park and the
Other live are to be put up on Augus
ta st. The entire cost of these build
ings will be in the neighborhood of
$12,500, one block or five to cost
$1400 each, the other $1100 each, and
will be Intended for rental.
A. J. Thompson has just purchased
through the Alonsd Mnrphey com
pany lots 1 nnd 2. block I. in Hyde's
addition, upon which in' at Brat pur
posed et ting a home for himself.
but later changed bis plans and will
now begin the construction of three
modern dwelling houses for rental
purposes. The consideration for the
lots was $1075,
<'. 11. Glelm, traveling freight and
passenger agent of the Colorado .Mid
land, Is in the city. N —
It. X. Kollock, district freight and
passenger agent of the Pennsylvania
lines, is in the city from Portland,
Heavy snows in the Rockies caused
a delay at Browning. .Mont., of tin'
Great Northern Westbound 'his morn
It is persistently rumored that
James J. Hill will retire from the
management of the Great Northern
to give his undivided attention to the
Northern Securities company.
The Croat Northern brought in two
carloads of men from Grand forks.
I>. C today. Tin- men have been
employed on the two-mile extension
which Is building lo the dauby
Tomorrow morning will occur the
funeral of Michael Lane, the aged
railroad man who was killed by a
switch engine while he was cleaning
./Witches at the Northern Pacific
ynrds last Tuesday.
The Northern Pacific is taking ex
treme measures for the protection
of perishable freight in transit
across tile Rocky mountains. The
ears are to be heated and when not
in motion they must be housed.
The California Bhort Line Railroad
company has been Incorporated with
a capitalization of $1,250,000, II is
proposed to build a line from Alamo
Gordo to Doming io connect the Rock
island with tie' Southern Pacific,
A gigantic mud slide at Tonga, n
small station in the Cascades, delay
ed No. 4, the Croat Northern east
bnund. last night and it reached Spo
kano 11 hours behind time this morn
ing. No damage was done lo cars or
The peaceful denisens of the town
'of Columbus, Ore., arc pussllng their
heads over the appearance Of It sur
veyors, it was neither denied or
affirmed that they arc working for
the Northern pacific. The survey
seems to parallel the line of the
railroad that is being constructed to
Goldendale by Portland capitalists.
I The Pacifjf foast Lumber Manu
facturers' association and Washing
ton Red Cedar Shingle Manufactur
ers' association have Instructed all
mill men of the state to begin action
against the St. Paul-Chicago lines to
I compel the roads to refund the dif
ference between the rates charged
I Washington lumbermen and eastern
luinb r and shingle manufacturers. It
lis estimated that between 1100,000
and $ltf,eoo is Involved in the suits.
At a conference of Harrlmun
[freight agents held in New Stork it
[develops that the HarrlHtan people
have 1 n stirring Up rebellion
against tin- roads controlled by the
j Northern Securities company. S'll p
|eprs Of tbe northwest are organizing
to protest against the increase in
freight rates as planned by Hill. His
■rite* of |c emits per hundred offered
to tic government for army proven*
der betw.en Chicago and Manila in
the attempt to take the business from
Ban Francisco proves that existing
freight rates are too high.
A number of changes have been
made in the lire department on ac
count of the resignation of Captain
m. Dolan "f No. c station. Captain
J. F. Llndsey of No. 2 station has
been made captain of No. f>, 11. Kee
nan. foreman of No, 6 truck, has been
promoted to the position of captain
at No. 2 station and J. F. Grant has
b- en made foreman of No. 6 truck.
Do you know tho s«-
cret of good printing?
Perhaps you don't na
none but tho great ar
tists have it exactly lo
cated. Wo cannot place
our linger upon it. but
we Know that some
where within line work
manship, the best of
materials and perfect
equipment the secret
lies, and In order that
no chances niuy bo
taken we Include all
these in our scheme of
business. The result la
11 grade of printing that
■hundreds of Spokane
business men have como
to know and appreciate.
GlO-Cl2 Sprag-ue Aye.
No. 222-224 Post St. Tel. M. C 39.
Residence Phone S. 271.
STORAGE—We Eto.ro all kinds of
WE MOVE—Machinery, boilers,
merchandise, household goods, every
John T. Ifaetter
Phone Main 13.
Symons BlocH, SpoKane
Phone Main 517
OillCli PAHOL DiliVfPT (0.
720 FIRST AYE.
Armour's Star Mince Meat, 10c
per pound; three pounds, 25c.
Norwegian Stock Fish, 20c, per
Have you tried Gona Coffee?
Only 25c per pound.
Butterlne, 35c and 40c per roll.
011 Spragrno Aye.
Phone 131t»ck 3651.
The Popular Resort.
MAXWELL & HOLLINGBIRY
STEAM AND GAS FITTERB.
Repair Work a Specialty.
1003 Sprague Aye., Spokane, Wash.
Telephone blue 266.
7 After all, what can improve on the food which
the child gets from its mother. Mother Nat****
provides us, her children, with a perfect <<MI 1
cal food in riedical Lake Salts, and riedTcal
Toilet Soap containing as it does of
these famous baits, is the purest, sweetest
medicated soap ma' lc Use ft in tho little
one s Datn, for it will make the skin bright and clear and free
it from all Irritations and blemishes of the skin caused by Prickly
Meat, Rash, fio*quito Bites, etc.
It's soothing, healing, purifying t|ualities 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 fledlcal Lake Ointment, 25 cents a box, and use it for all
eruptions of the skin. It will improve the complexion and is inval
uable for Sunburn, Windham, Kcrema, Itching Piles, Mosquito
and all Insect JJites. Not greasy or sticky—is immediately absorbed
MEDICAL LA KB RBfIEDIBS ARE NOT PATENT MBOICINES.
MEDICAL LAKE SALTS MFG. CO., Sole Mfrs.
NEW YORK AND SPOKANE, WASH.
of the Wet
The station wagOn which we nrn
offering at prices ranging around
JiiOO Is one of the best bursa ins
ever ottered In the way of com
fortable and serviceable vehicles.
If you drive after night or In wet
or stormy weather, It is Just tho
kind of a wagon you must have.
Now on exhibition.
E. E. PLOUGH, Affont.
Why Do Business
in the Dark?
When You '
Janes & Dillingham,
Amerlcan-3 Way Prism Co.
Information and Estimates
He Pennsylvania florae
and Investment Company
Basement of Auditorium
We make FARM and
CITY Loans at as low
rates as is consistent
with legitimate bus
iness, on carefully se
J. GPJER LONG,
Exchange National Bank
or sroxAHE. wash.
Designated Depository United Stntes.
Surplus and undivided
13. J. river. President! Chas, Sweeny,
Vice President: c. K. Mcßroom.
Cashier; \v. M. Bhaw, Assistant
PIANOS AND ORGANS
Prices nnd terms lowest ever of-
Send for Illustrated catalogue.
CHICAGO TAILORING COMPANY,
Oscar Sowards, Prop.
Suits made to order. Lady tailor- |
lng a specialty, steam cleaning,
dyeing and repairing. Will press
one suit n week ior f 1.50 a month.
,217 Temple Court, Spokane, Wash.
| Phone Front 968.
Siuaeoaher carnage mptsim'B,
013-515 Spruffue Aye.
This is the Ugh!
Hie Washin§ton M\ Power Co,
Empire State Building.
Spohane tain? 5 Mw\ (o.
FAMJLY ORDERS MAIN 508
The fidelity Nailooal Bank.
Officers nnd Directors:
Geo. 8. Brooke, President.
D. If McPherson, Vleo President.
A. W. Lindsay, Csshler,
k. n. Brownoll, Asst. Cashier.
We have for Sale
Oregon R. R. k Nay. 'Co.
Salt LaKe and Denver
Music Co. '
TWO TRAINS DAILY.
Bteamshlp tickets to Burops and
Other foreign countries.
Dallyl Bpokane Time Schedule Pally
1 iep 1 i:iiei-tive June 1001 An-. _
I " h'AKY MAIL—TO anil
A. K. from Coeur d'Alene dis
trict, Furmlngton, Gar-
Held, Colfax, •Pullman,
mm, •Moscow, *Pom
roy, Wnltsburg, Pay
ton, Walla Walla, Pen
dloton. Uakor city, and 0:23
all points KAST. ia
-3M5 EXFRFBS For Farm
v. ni. Inston, Colfax, Pullman,
Pullman, Moscow, Lewis-
Iston, Portland, HI n
Francisco, Maker City
all points FAST.
KXI'RUri.S - From all
P t.i BAST, Baker
City, Hun Francis, o.
Portland. Colfax, Car- f»:r,o
li. I I and A. M.
Short line to California, Ban Fran
rise, i Portland route, Steamers sail
from Atnsworth dock, Portend, ut I
p. in . every live days.
GIOO. J. MOHLBR, Gen. Agt„
j 430 Riverside Aye,, Spokane, Wash.
Telephone Main 162.
SEEK NO FURTHER
n general merchandise store, nt
Invoice prlee. Hood location,
Present sales are over Jluui)
Ames Mercantile Aijenry,
Empire State Block.
Oregon Short line R. R,
UIIOU PdCiliC R. R. <
ONLY LINU FAST VIA
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