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GAMBLING AMONG THE
WOMEN OF SPOKANE "Tnlklng about gambling and the life of the "verago sport in general," Said s dealer In" the Club last night. "It w/vtild surprise a whole lot of people in this great Inland Empire if they had list of all the elite who pCtronlse our little tames of chance. Ac.d S?| okane has some of tho gamiest Women to be found anywhere, too. •The ladles mostly do their wager ing by proxy. *Those who have bub bles of a. sportive nature, and are so Inclined themselves, entrust their pin ny itoy to their lords and you can just bet they hold them to a strict ac counting. "it frequently happens that hubby loses Ms wlfe'« money anil he has learned by experience Chat it is a bad breach of jurisprudence to go home and tell h< r so. and consequently he Sometimes tells a little lib end says lie "broke even' or WOP a '10 to 1 Shot' on some rae. hors" or other, or trhat< i - er game he has been commis sioned to play. "Occasionally T am called to the CCUET NOTES. The ease of Chris Borena n versus Charles Wagner and Wife, Which was on trial in Judge Richards' n's branch of the sup< rlor court yi sterday, was settled last evening put of court and was dismissed this morning. l-'rt-d T.udcrs has , omtm nci d suit ttrntnet the Groat Northern Railway Company for ic<2i> damages to ins en.ps on account of alleged insuf ficient cattle guards maintained by the railroad company where tin- road runs through bis property. In Judge Kennan'e department of th" Superior court this morning the thlfd trial ef tin' case Of J. F. Adams Versus ex-Sheriff C. C Dempsey and his bondsmen was taken up before a jury. The ease 1s an old one. having been commenced in 1894 Mrs. A. C. Wakefield l«ft this morn ing for her home In Band Coulee, Mont. Tn all probability the projected Mectric line from Coeur d'Alene to Spokane will find a route on the north bank of the Spokane liver. The right of way jui.t rx en practi cally secured all the Way from Dish man's store to Coeur d'Alene, but to the company this route had many ob jections, as it necessitated the build ing Of an expensive bridge and would carry the line t'j miles away from Newman lake, which, with its large freight Interests, is desirable to the fond. For a long time the farmers on the north bank of the river in the neigh borhood of Trent have manifested apathy to the subject, hut have Anal ly awakened to the Importance of the line and at a . big meeting held in Trent. Tuesday evening, voted to of- LONDON, I'cc. 18.—The most re liable estimates place England's] Christmas spending* at considerably less than ;i year ago, us a ivsult of tbe business depression which, is In - coming more pronounced daily. This decrease, however, is said to be ac company only by a reduction in value, indications showing that there will be no diminution in volume, Mer chants declare that this is conclusive evidence that tho hard times have" affected both tho masses and the Classes, all of whim, while Intent "ii perpetuating tin- traditional splendor il of tbe English holiday season, have 11 r PRISONERS' PLEADING IS POSTPONED. A number of prisoners wi ii- to have been arraigned in the criminal depurtment of the superior court to day for pleading or senti nee, but a prisoner was taken sick yesterday afternoon with symptoms which ted Sheriff Doust to believe it might be a ease of smallpox and the Jail was let once placed under quarantine. SPORTING NEWS. Terry MoGovern and Young Cor belt have deehb-d to train in Cin cinnati for their coming buttle. Manager Jack I-'lunnery < f the Hel ena baseball club will Stand by the Pacific Northwest league as against the outlaw California league. Jock O'Brien nnd Charley McKeev er spurn d six rounds before the Perm Alt Club Tuesday night. McKeeVl r wuh the aggressor, but O'Brlent was the cleverer. Jockey Kelff, hag won his Paris libel suit ugiilnst the paper Vh SU tirand Air, arising from the state ment that be- pull' d St. Baulge. Hi jjels lion. . The Voting Men's Christian aSSOCIa- Hull will have a coupl. lively bas ket bull games tomorrow hetwe. v the student and noon classes and graded and 6-o'clockn. i ''phone nnd asked by some gentle fe- i male Vol.v. 'Is Mr. So and So win- ! nlng? If ho is. all is wall. If he i Um't the plaintive little VO|CS often replies. 'D n the luck' or sonic- < thing equally as tierce. • ■■The gambling instinct seems to be < as strong in the Women as in the men < of our town. If they can t bet one i way they will another. Take, for in- ) Stance, the Mexican lottery. Our 1 women are among the heaviest i patrons of this game of chance. I "They have representatives In the ! Warwick Exchange also and plunge on the tngleslde races with all the! skill of a seasoned old spurt. >i "The Spokane Mining exchange de- i vetoped many of our present genera- 1 Hon of petticoat-gamblers, Large t sums were won and lost luring the t Republic, Buffalo Hump. Sumpter and British Columbia stock boom* and tho i womijh showed considerable skill in i manipulating their holdings. ji "Yes. sp.dcane women gamble—just i a little." ; 170,000 PLUM PUDDINGS SHIPPED FROM ENGLAND. LONDON, P»r. IS.—lt is estimated that during the part two or three weeks tin- steamships having Eng land hive carried Upwards of suo tons of plum pudding, or, roughly speaking, shout 170,000 puddings. To an Englishman a Christmas dinner without plum pudding would be like a production rf Hamlet without the melancholy r>-ine, and the Britain's weakness In this particular is one that always sticks to him even though he migrates to the end of the earth. J As the holiday season approaches each year tons of festive pudding find their way from London all over the world, a large proportion are sent f< r the road right of way from city | to city. . This offer Ate road will accent, as extensive bridge building will be thus obviated and the line will run within two miles of Newman lake, flow-I ever, it is found that by taking tin- j north b oik heavy rock work win have to !>.■ done on the roadbed, but this is I counted v minor objection. As to power, tie- negotiations are I [pending with the Washington Water Power company, but in the event of] ipower not bejns thus secured 't is J proposed by the projectors of the I road, who are all lumbermen of the Coeur d'Alene (•.-•entry, to erect their j ( own steam power plant at Coeur ; d'Alene. using for fm 1 the slabs loft ! by the saw mills. a. Bettes, tie.' manager, is now at 1 Newmah lake, closing up the right of j found it necessary to Indulge them selves mi a considerably cheaper ba sis, The absence of many notable so ciety folk who have gone to India for the Durbar ami of a stiii larger num ber who have lh d to tin- Riviera for the season is making Itself fi it in the West Bnd shops. As usual at thrs time of year tin- curbs throughout the city ere lined with hawkers, ranging from old nun t" nun- babies, Tho merchants hay« drawn their re cruits for holiday time largely from families whose, regular means of breadwlnnlng in shop and factory have vanished. The man Ii John Carry and he came to the jail yesterday from Blk on a chaw of isaa.ult and battery. The prisoner %«..■ removed t" a cell apart from She • f • prtt mers and County Physd Uui c .". M< rrlson was sum mom d Dr. Morrison said thla morning there nti m Indications of small pox. Tlx man Is simply suffering from a trouble ttte stomach ami will be all i Ight in a day. Iflnety-flvt> sa< ks of mail was for warded from Spokan< office yesterday, Slayer w. c. Mayburn of Detroit, Mich., has s.iid if the provisions of the McGovers-CoTbett fight are ac cording to law he- will offer no oppo sition to the light being pulled off in Detroit It is stated on good authority that the Mormons will have to watt an other season to get into the P. N. I. , ns late reports seem to show that northwest magnates have their Irish up and intend to give Harris of San Pranclsoo and .Marshall of Portland the tight Of their lives, even if they have to go up against a losing propo sition. There is promise of s lively bout st Oakland, Cai.. tonight when Jack Clif ford *and Toby .Irwin come together Cor a 10-round encounter, The men are in first-rats shape for the can test and rajioiis today from their re- AUTOMATIC MAIL BOXES REFUSED. The iwxvpie of Spokane havo been turned down by the department al Washington <>n the request for auto mafTc mail boxes. The automatic mail box. which has an Indicator on it showing the time tho next collection will be made, was requested for this city and with sub stantial evidence as to why it was necessary, Spokane repn sents a heavy mail renter, having carriers, several sab Stations, With over 28 clerks, and has charge of all the railway niaii service employes for several hundred miles in the various directions and with from so to too sacks of first class matter dally forwarded from this of. flee alone, not Including the transfer sacks which are hondli d from various stage routes. There are hr real many people here from Colfax Who are hiding their Identity, Interested In the trial of lt*v. Nlckerson. Quite a number of tiiom arc ladles, who are stopping at the various hotels .unregistered. The Cascade Marble & Onyx com pany has ti 1 • *«i articles of Incorpora tion with the county recorder. The eapltal stock is $1,000,000 and the trustees are k t. Jagerson, j. McWhirk and H, F. Mather. an Christmas presents to friends in the United Stat. s. Many hundreds of them go to Canada, Australia and 4?.. nth Africa The puddings are packed Jn tins and sent by parcels post as a rule-. An Interview with tin- manager of tin- best known firm "f plum pudding mak< rs develops the fact that many more plum pud dings am being sent to the United St-it's this year than heretofore owing to the abolition of tin- duty of nearly On per cent which formerly prevailed. The orders come from all 'parts of America, several having looming from us far west as Sun [Francisco and Seattle, THREE-QUARTER COAT IN BRILuIANT RED Bright hues are seen tins year. Thi* garment is of red broadcloth. The plain yoke Is trimmed with handsome oriental lace, and from the yoke down the coat falls free in plaits. The sleeves, too, are plaited, except fur the cuffs, which, like the yoke, arc trimmed with lace. Tho coiiar is a high-standing affair lined with mink. The feature of th*-gar ment is tho broad revers of white cloth trimmed with velvet hands snd tabs caught down by jit. REAL ESTATE TKAi. SI EIIB. ,\s reported by tbe Fidelity At>- tract company: M, K. l.isk to B. R. Dyer, lota 7, block i. South Park addition, $2600, A. Held in I. Child, lot :•, blo< k 10, Jenkins' addition, SiTeo. Pi O. Arten to s. Piggott, lot is, block IT. Kills' addition, $1700, R McNichole and win- to J. Muzzy. lots 16, block ' 7. BUta' addition, $1350. I hi. a. Mnson to i. D, Forbes and Wife, lots j ii. 7. v, '.i. 10, ID. 11l ami 14, Valley Springs, situate in south one-half 'f northwest one-quarter, [section jr., township 28, range IS, J. K. Richey and wife to c. H. Fry land wife, lot :; ami west one-half lot -• block it. Forest Park, $8600, spectlve training quarters Indicate that both are confident of winning the decision and .no long end of the purss. Shortly after the flret of the year the Spokane Amateur Athletic club will hold another carnival, tins time in the Auditorium playhouse, and the proceeds from this affair will also go Into the Club building fun ' No ar rangements have been n • for the program yet, but ag- . prom ised. Kill McCoy nnd George Gardner have signed articles of agreemi nt to fight before the International Athletic club of Port Brie. This natch should prove a groat card, : s both are g"i- i men. McCoy is said to have gone back since his lata victories, and there are those who say Gardner is not as good as he used to be. The date Of the light Is not yet let. THK'M'UK AM: PKKSS: THI KMM V, DEC KM BKM Ift, 1 ~02. NEW TOWN. BAKER CITT, Ore.. Dee. is.—it is ri ported there Is soon to be a new town in the Snake Hiver valley as a direct result of the Dead Ox oanal. II will be named Oxford and Is to be laid out on the bench covered by tin new canal. The site is directly oppo site Crystal siding and a f.-rry Is talked of to give easy access to the siding Which will be the shipping point. Ontario is much exercised over the matter and is arranging to put in a steel bridge across the Mal heur river to draw the people of the bench to that place and also to get in touch with Willow en ek. PETTY THIEVES. The city .is overrun with petty thieves. Sergeant Kalloway state* that more cases ol robbery have been reported within the past two weeks than for sev< ral months. "Such is always the ease nt this time of the year," said the sergeant "The cold weather never falls to bring with it all lof those fellows. This morning a handsled was stolen on Riverside aye. while the party Who owned it was In a store for a fi w minutes, ami lots of similar cast s are reported every day." (in,, of the cooks at the llotci Spo kane entered his room at the Umpire lodging house this morning to find that his beautiful new overcoat had mysteriously disappeared. Detectives aio Investigating both eases. POULTRY SHOW TO BE HELD AT PULLMAN. 'I'ln fifth annual show of tho East ern Washington Poultry association win be laid at Pullman this year, commencing next Tuesday ami end ing Saturday. Entries have been nii emorus this yen- and one of the most successful s'n .ws in tho history of , Whitman county is looked for. tiIoUNALp I l\. Hlldebrandt of Cabinet, Mont., iis nt !li<- ('.land. John Connell and family Will leave j for California today. A, ii. Sperry, merchant of Qreon , wood, B. C„ Is In iii>' city. Mis. W. T, Beck of Republic Is vis iting In this city. Mr. Hook and their children will follow her in a few days, with the Intention of spend ing Christmas at Farmlngton, J. P, O'Brien, general superintend ent or' the Oregon Railroad A Navi gation company had his private car attached to the eastbound Great Northern limited for Bt. Paul this moi siing. New arrivals! P. C. Hansen, Che ney; ii. (I. Pish, r. 11. Darrow, Band point; A. E. Rogers and wife, Plasa; iJ. a. Talktngton, J. ic. Charlton, A. Locklmrt, Harry Lockhart, B. i>. Dix on, C. Pathy, B. H. Hodge nnd Ed Lo gan and daughter, Harrington; C. T, Pennington, F, M. Peterson, St. John; C. L. Sharp and wife, Dcs Moines, la.: Mrs. Sy.lm y Benton and Grace White, Colfax; W. .1. Bailey and It. .). Oteaon, Wallace; P. J. Irwin, Llnd; R i. Turnley, Rosalia; I. C. Rex, Hope. Plain.: Mrs. 1.. A. Dllllard and Miss li. Copely and M. B. Carley, Colfax. What's Nicer for a Christmas Present THAN A PRETTY « PICiUf!E? 1 i We have the latest and . most artistic in Pictures, Cal- • endars, Btatuary, etc., at j prices that will please you. , Ficture Frames—A line so- J lection of the latest frames i and moldings, Bring in your J pictures to bo framed, ivm't , fail to see our art galleries. < t Store onen Evenings until Christmas. OmoAKeethCo. Art Gfttieries Empire State lildg. HOLZEL ACADEMY. A SeUet vuy cud n ardlag school. I Students Admitted at Any Time. | University trulned faculty. Instruc tions thorough and personal. Char act. r building, Tii.- academy prepares thoroughly for Hi" test universities, Bulentilic and professional schools, Special classical, scientific nnd bus iness courses for those not Intending I A primary and grammar school ad mits pupils at the age or »;. and pre pares them for the academy. I For Information, address C. C. HOLZEL R.«»a. 8686. 1804 Paclfta Aye. Spokane CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. RICHARD Bt.UME, manufactun r of guitars and violins. Repairing iot' musical instruments of all kinds, especially violits, guitars and mat - : dolins, 0414 -Monroe st. MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED reai estate at 5 to C per cent pet annum. Arthur D. Jones & Co., Empire state building. HEISEfVS DANCING ACADEMY. I Pupils p ceive private nnd ela Instructions. Tel. Red 2841. Ar mory, Madison at. A Holiday Sale FANCY CHAIRS AND ROCKERS We have reduced the price on some of the handsomest Rockers and Chairs in our stock. A splendid chance to pick out a Present at a fourth, a third and in some instances a half less than former askings. OTHER REDUCTIONS such as Tabourets, Fancy Seats and Stools, Ladies' Desks and Leather Upholstered Rockers, way under price. Come and see how far a little money will go. SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY. 325-27-23 RIVERftIDR. LOWEST PRICE STORE IN SPOKANE FOR GOOD GOODS. pi3tF goods Ladies' Neckwear. Special mv Friday Selling. New Arrival of the Latest and Most Fashionable Effects. Ping Pong Sioclis. in the beautiful shades of light blue. pink, while and lavender edged with Vol lace; regular j.rices 45e, 50c, 76c and Sl.no. Jabeaux Stoclis. The 75c, 85c, $1.00 and 5i.25 kind. Long Lace Scarfs. Non<- more popular. These beautiful lace effects sell at $1.00, $1.26 and $1.50. Leather Portomonies Overstock and previous to inventory. Friday's special sale will consist of 200 leather wallets, regular prices 85c, 40c and 60c, 200 leather wallets, hand made, kid lined, with six apartments, In black and colors, regular prices (i(le, lise. 75c and Sso, con leather wallets, fine grain Russia and kid leather, regular prices $1.00, $1.26 and $1.60, Hand nnd wrist leather bags In graduation of prices front ou< to $8,00 all at reduced prices for Friday's sale. The Wonder 409-413 Riverside Avenue J. HELBERG W CO. Our Holiday StocK is still replete with Christmas novelties of all Kinds. Specialties in each de partment were purchased and set aside for this sea son of gifts. Some of these are just what you are looKing for. Heiiday Prices with us mean SPECIAL LOW PRICES. UlftVOb It.i. TZMt«■ RUIHRiI X* I Will IH I I I■'.ti TV OF &2U-28-30 SPRAGUE. Special for Friday, 39c Special for Friday, 68c Special for Friday, 71c Special for Friday, 24c Special for Friday, 49c Special for Friday, 73c REMEMBER: SUGGESTIONS For Useful Christmas Gifts. WOMEN'S FELT JULIETS With fexibie soles and fur trimming. Finest quality in black, red, A brown and green $1.50 Nearly as good quality in black and red only, $1.25 welted school shoes of exceptional quality, priced as follows— Sizes sto 3, $1.40; 81-2 to 11, $1.75 Sizes 11 1-2 to 2 • - $2.00 THE HILL SHOE CO, 519 Riverside Aye. ENGLISH MEDICAL INSTITUTE. Offices in the Savoy, Bennetl block, corner Main and Howard sts., opposite Grand Hotel. Spokane Wash. FRENCH STAG TOILET SETS. Something entirely new and on the market for the llrst time. Sensible and Serviceable Presents for Ladies or Gentlemen. French stag toilet set, in genuine Texoderm m -m black leather box, satin lined; per set «P laOU A 12-plece toilet and manicure set with French mm gaa stag backs and handles to match; per set «P lOaUU The beauty of these sets can only be appreciated by their be ing seen; visit our store before purchasing presents. JOHN W. GRAHAM COL CO. 707-711 Sprague Aye. 708-712 First Aye. Letterheads Billheads Statements Notehcads Envelopes Invitations Briefs Abstracts Legal Blanks Posters Dodgers Streamers The Quick Print Phone Main 247. PRANK B. OBEQO South 9 Post St. Sols Agents of the Noldtch Typewriter Process for Spo kane, Wash. Washington Brick, Lime & Mfg. Co. WHITE LIME CLAY PRODUCTS Ist and Stevens, SpoKane Plinrtli*nri, civil Service. Teleg rephy, English, Drawing Courses Northwestern Unsiness Colleue, fcOit Second Avu, fpokane, Wuah CHILDREN'S SHOES Next to toys, noth ing brings sparkle to children's eyes more than new, shining shoes. It Isn't possible to tell about half of them but be assured that what yen want in staple and fancy shoes is here; in combination and solid colors of red, black, white and brown. Also plain black kid Goodyear 518 Sprague Aye. CURE. FOR YOU, MEN POSITIVELY AND PERMANENTLY CURED while yon work and without pain of Varicocele, Hydrocele, Seminal Weakness, Gonorrhoea, Syphillis and till private diseases nnd weaknesses. Our famous solvent dissolves Stricture in IB days. No knife and no pain. Contagious Wood Poison cured to stay cured forever. Latest Improved treatment for dis eases peculiar to women. No mineral poisons used. Written guarantee to cure with every case accepted. Call or write, Home treatment always successful. Office hours, 9 n. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays, 10 to 5. Bend letters to box 644. TEETH Full $5 00 Set Gold Crowns $5.00 Silver Fillings 50 Painless Extracting 50 All work guaranteed for 20 years. A specialist In charge of each department. Philadelphia Dental Parlors, io-n-12 Wolverton niock. Over W, U. Tel. Co. SAVE ONE-HALF. A. C. McClurg & Co.'s ♦•cycling men's samples on sale herajar* ACTUAL WHOLESALE COST. i Toilet canes, leather goods, shop* ping bags, Tiffany vases, medallion pictures, gold plated French mir rors, cut glass, manicure sets, ster ling silver novelties these are a few of tho many beautiful presents we offer at just about half the reg ular retail prices, SCULLY DRUG CO. 813 Rlyeraldfl Aye Phone Main 20!). E. F. Cartler Van Olsial, Manager. Tel. No. 441. P. O. Hex 1821. The Saw Mill Phoenix Manufacturers of Lumber, Lath, Mill Work, DOOBS AND SASH. j Bur nnd Uunlc Fixture! a Specialty, Spokane, Wash.