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Published Every Evening Except Sunday by The Press Publishing C>. SCRIPPS-McRAE PRESS SERVICE. One cent per copy, six cenls per we ek, twenty live cents j cr month Or 13 per year, delivered by Carrier. No free copies. SIS Front Aye. telephone Slain 375. Nineteen hundred and two at tin- Inst stroke of midnight Will slip its frosty moorings nnd glide silently to the past s eeholeaa shore, with Its hopes and joys, tribulation*, aspirations and triumphs. Great deeds have been wrought on the s Minding anvils of its days. Hammer Strokes of giant Strength have further welded the enduring fabric Of Spokane's commerce end the infant hopes of the city, grown mighty On the milk of success, will feel a new tingle of life as they face the first Bun of the dawning year. The city has grown by leaps and bounds. Sections have been thronged With homes and peopled. Hardly a block but has its new business edifice. Cleaner, faster moving stocks characterise the business mart. The day When the cultured looked to Portland, the Golden Gate or the cast for Objects to their taste has long passed Into tin- musty ranks of the forgotten. With no healthy appetite sated; with nothing effete; with feet firmly planted on its natural advantages. Bpokane faces the future. That the future thus brightly confronted will be a golden one a hundred new born circumstances promise, with no condition opposing. And what a foundation for the structure of coming success. Complete, Without a loose end or a particle of the dry rot that has sapped the life blood from many a larger city. Spokane aw.cits the glorious superstructure that the future will build. In our columns today are brief communications from some of the lead ing business men of the city telling tersely why they see sunshine in the 19u3 prospects. Emperor William has notified the Princeei Balm Hostmar nnd 6ther j noble ladies that they do not know enough about the social evil to fight it. Seeing it is a tiling even the police are often puttied with in certain cases. 'I he emperor ought to know that little knowledge is a source- of great Keel, while much knowledge often promotes Indifference, It is the reformers that ae< only one side of an evil who are most • rdent. The instant one begins to see that a question has tWO sides and to recognize that good and evil are mixed in varying degrees in all things tnundane, he begins to doubt and move cautiously, It might seem at first thought that if there is any evil which is Wholly evil and without any redeeming feature whatever, it must be the social evil. Hut the fact remains that the police, even whin conscientious, and all others who have made a thorough study of it. not from the theoretical, but from the practical Standpoint, agree that it Is deeply founded and that human nature could no mori be purified by its abolition than could a city be made sanitary by the removal of Its sewers. Here are some estimable German ladies, prompted by the purest motives, Who see nothing but evil In this social sewerage of cities. They see the pitiable plight of the poor, degraded women whose honor and happiness and lives are being sacrificed to unbridled passions. Hut that is all they see. They see not that so long as passions are un bridled there must be victims—that so long as there is social sewage there must be a social sewerage system, for the protection of womanhood. They see not that It is immutable law of nature that some must be Sacrificed for the good of all. and that it g> better to have voluntary victims In groups, though they form cesspools of iniquity, than involuntary ones dispersed throughout all grades of society. Good women will never cease to tight this evil. It is impossible that they ever should become reconciled to its existence. Results, however, will never prove commensurate with their zeal. The Ulcer can never be successfully removed while the malignancy remains In the blood. The light, to be effective, must be waged, not against the poor, degraded girls, but against the degraded passions in man. LOVE BHINSS ALL TO ONE LEVEL. Love, that mystic worker of miracles varying - from the highest Virtue! to the basest vices, that potent force which gives to the inmost privacy of home its most sacred and enuduring joys nnd yet leads to shame that scan dali7.es a kingdom, is the same in all grades of life. Love knows no caste. It has no more joy for a king than for the humblest man. nnd tho Countess who yields her hmor to its enticements can no more escape the penalty than can the Simplest maid. Tire Crown Princess Louise of Saxony, who has deserted her husband and five children to elope with a French tutor, was considered a superior ■woman in most respects. Hut the acid test of illicit love has proved her to be but common clay, of the earth earthy. Crowns, castles, principalities, fortune—nil these and all else can not bar out love. And there is no bribing the shame it brings. This unhappy count' ss. even in the first flush of her sin, while It pre sents to her its freshest and fairest face. Is a fugitive from its pain. She may hnd seclusion from the mockery of the world, but she can never find refuge from her own mental anguish, her accusing conscience, her shamed heart. Her sin she carries with her always and its punishment and the memory of her deserted husband, her deserted babes and her deserted honor. Countess though she is, she is as impotent to turn back the wheels of retributive justice as is the weakest of her sex. WhSt B sweet, baffling mystery love is! In the alembic of the human heart it may turn to a foretaste of heaven or to the worst horrors of hell. To the pure it is an inspiring, a vitalizing, a hallowing emotion; to the impure it Is a loose passion that consumes and mocks. Philosophers have sought to analyze- it. painters have striven to plcturo It, poets have sung to express it, through all the ages, but all In vain. Sum up the total result of their efforts and it is seen that the Impossible is not to analyze it, not to picture it, not to express it; the Impossible is to control it. AST IMPORTANT POST. American Woman Who Represents the World's Pair in Europe Holds Zt. ST. LOL'IS. Dee. 31.—Among the Women who hold unique position! in Connection with the worlds fair is Miss Florence Hayward, who has been appointed special commissioner to Europe. Miss Hayward was born In New Mexico, but has lived in St. Louis since her childhood. In connection with her work for OIOFGE FTJTWAM. Manager. THE COMIITG YEAB. THE SOCIAL SEV-'EBAGE. tho Louisiana purchase exposition she will particularly endeavor to in terest women of Europe in the en terprise. The trades council held Its regular meeting lust night. There was quite a largo attendance ow!ng to the ques tion which came up for discussion. The Musicians' union reported that the Stockholm was employing unfair musicians, and tho arbitration com mittee was instructed to interview Mr, Pearson on the subject. The report published that E. F. Quinn nnd Thomas Heskett were ap pointed at last night's meeting of the counoil to act as delegates to the convention to be held at Seattle. Jan uary 5, is not correct. That selection, which was a judicious one, was made several weeks ago. n W. Dow, who was placed on the arbitration committee two weeks ago In place of J. T. Snyder, resigned last night in favor of J. C. Dalby of the Cooks' union. The Lathers' union has decided to Increase the wage scale on contract work from 13.50 to $2.75. This will go Into effect the latter part of next month. Entered At Spokane. Wash., as eccond-class matter. LABOR NEWS. Building in Spokane During Recent Years, Tho number of building permits Issued during tho rear rinsing today is iit>2 and the amount of money represented Ui 11,321,714. During 1901 there were luj'.t pi rmits issued. 63 less than this year, nnd yet the value of th*- buildings erected Is 11,111,996, it difference of $196,283 In favor of 1901. This difference is accounted for by the fact that, whih: not so many building! vv.re greeted, several mure expensive ones, such as the Qreat Northern depot and the Spokane Club building, were included in last year's list. Six of the It months of this year will show a substantial increase over last year. The amount Invested in residences this year Is fully a third larger than the amount Invested last year, while the number "of business buildings erected is much smaller than last yenr. It Is estimated by those in a posi tion to fcfiw that fully 800 dwellings have been added \o the city during the past year, so that, while the total amount invested is somewhat smaller, the real benefit to the city is fully equal to that of 1901, The Timber Resources and Lumber Industries of Spokane. , (Written for The Press.) It Is safe to say that the lumber industry Is at the present one of the main features of SpoKairf nnd of the Inland Empire. While timber In the middle wi st and In the eastern states is getting scarcer and scarcer, the demands from tin-re for our lumber are daily increasing, not only for the best grades, as was the case a couple of years ago, but also for the more common grades, and large quantities of these are shipped to lowa, Minne sota, Nebraska and Utah, The local demand In tills year was also very good and the outlook In this regard is equally promising, - As a direct result of the bigger demand, the prices of our lumber went up and are now so that, with an economical Horrors! She Gave It to the Papers. c CLUE WOMAN REPUDIATES A HEADER WHO TIPPED OFF THE IB HUSBANDS OB "MARITAL UNREST." NEW YORK, Dec. 31.—"Why, the woman lias violated our secredost traditions," said Mrs. Charles Frederick Maethling, prominent member of the ultra-exclusive Eclectic dub. "The press is excluded from all Bur ses sions and hero a paper of the utmost delicacy is printed and our effort to keep what we do secret is spoiled. "Think of having- our private papers flaunted before the public—why even our husbands were not to have known that we knew about such things." This is what Mrs. Pore Lyon, president of the club, had to say. It was all because the club had engaged Mrs. Elizabeth Bacon Walling, a professional reader, of Wilmington, Del., to read a paper on ?'Marital Unrest." The day before the club meeting. Mrs. Walling, as her own press agent, went to a newspaper office and handed in her photograph am) a copy of her paper. Tho city editor did the rest and was glad of tho chance, for the Eclectic club's treatment of newspaper men has always been the heroic kind. The following is a sample of the "such things" given to the world six hours before the Eclectic club was to meet at Delmonico's: "The frugal bride who puts away her pretty nightgowns In sachets of orris and reincarnates, from a ravishing divinity in a witchery ofj laces and ribbons, Into a mere woman, smeared with ointments and horned with curl papers, forgets that the poetry of marriage sometimes turns into prose." The hyper-excluslve members of the super-conservative Eclectic club didn't wait for the hour of meeting to assemble at the restaurant. There was an Indignant quorum present long before the usual time. The members gathered In the corridors In groups and expressed their sentiments, and tho fur on their hats stood up in honor. They got together in extraordinary business session and all but three voted against allowing Mrs. Walling to present the paper. They agreed to let her read another paper, if she could get one. When Mrs. Walling arrived, the chairman of the press committee, Mrs. Charles B. TrumbO, met her und drew her aside. The little reader's face plainly showed her surprise and disappointment, when Mrs. Trumbo ex plained things, as follows 1 "We are married women, most of us, and wo represent this city's best families. We stand for no expression of opinion on any subject—much less the divorce question—to the public. The club has Instructed me to toll you tluit, owing to your unwarranted action in seeking to bring yourself before the public, it must>deprive itself of the pleasure of hearing your paper. Tour fault was in publishing it. The paper was all right, as you know, and accepted by us. It was on a delicate subject, and one capable of mis construction, but it was What the ladies wanted to hear." THE SPOKANE PRESS; WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 11>02. The total number of building per mits issueil during the year 1900 »as '•':>, and yet they represent an outlay Of $1.254,296, only $67,418 less than that of tho present year. This is accounted for by the fact that in no ! one year since the city was founded was there so many costly business | blocks erected as in 1900. An Interesting showing is obtained j from the average cost of buildings I erected during the past three years. In this particular the year 1900 Is j fl »r In the lead, for the average cost IHOO. 1901, 1902. No. Amount. No. Amount. No. Amount January 43 S 98.100 SI $ 11,921 GO $ TL'.Oijn 'February 32 4R.350 116 155.000 87 7M4e March »70 125,015 121 147.610 1:12 167!716 April „ 69 80,510 1::n 119,289 115 135,766 ; M;, y 7S 94,396 103 281,164 1 15 IfiO^HK June 75 115.t10 80 100.003 S3 104.211 July 40 82,639 92 146.089 86 3T, 1!07 <> August 67 97.238 67 55.61.1 80 187,635 September « 32 60,115 75 77.300 95 131,941 October 7 1 360.425 90 1 15.75S 104 90,770 ! November , 34 25,b25 87 99,731 92 66,139 December 61 66,228 42 71.550 43 33,995 Total 675 11,354,296 1039 11,619,999 1102 11,321,714 By E. F. Cartier Tan Dissel. management, a reasonable profit can bo made, notwithstanding tho higher prices now to be paid for stumpage and the larger costs <>f logging, caus ed by the fact that timber near the railroad tracks is pretty well cut off and therefore the hauling: costs a good d«al more. Formerly the prioos of lumber In this market were indeed too biw f}nd hardly a year went by In which not one or more lumbermen had ti> B° out Of business. The woods tributary to Spokane contain mostly yellow pine, with some tamarack, fir, cedar, white pine, and hemlock, and occasionally some Cot tonwood. Of these the yellow pine is gen erally of good quality and, although of Structures represent' I by the per mits issued was llSjlc The averu k -. for 1901 dropped to $1160. and f., 1902 the average falls to about $12'iie It will he see n by these figures that the average Is much higher, even this year, than In other Cities. For ex ample, tin? average In l'.i"'j in Seattle was $1103; in 1991, $77:«. and In 1902. $90 t. The following is a statement by months e,f the permits Issued during the three- years e-lte el and the amounts Involved; the tamarack as wood Is preferred to pine, it is for finishing purposes not so valuable; first, because it is f,„. Shipments to eastern points heavy, and then because it is hard to handle, ns it cracks and checks very easily in the pr -s of drying. The Br and cedar prevailing l lr , ro I j are Rot as good as on the PactAo i! coast, the size being mostly too Small The white pine- by its softness light weight is tie- best for funt ~ purpose and grows in superior quality along the- St. .Maries river in Idaho* Besides being easily worked, it will never shrink and therefore Is In big demand. However, the supply is not big enough to meet the trade- detna id and our yellow pine is the wood I}\ml takes its place. RAILROADS. The management of the Illinois Central has determined to push to completion ac rapidly as possible t > eztenslona south ot the Ohio river which will rim- the company n new short through line between Chicago ami Nashville. This new font, j., , , pected to be of great vnlue to th.- company and to the section througl which it will pass. The route will lie through a section where Were de veloped the first coal fields of the lower Ohio valley. The future of the extension of the Nashville line t,., th northwest will include a connect »■■- wltii the Illinois Central's St. L.e.i line, affording a now line to the weal as well as to the Great Lakes. New York to San Francisco in three days and a half is the task that X H Harriman has set out to aecomi II Millions are to be spent in straight! r ing the road from Omaha Westward] and the work of rebuilding i . Southern Paclfio from Ogelen w , ward will follow. The Sierras nr. to be tunnelled and grades as much as possible ami everytl peessible will be done to nuke .sj Mr. Harrlman's contest with j. j for the lion's share of th,. f Pacific ceimnie-rce! is said to h prompted this decision on the p of the Harriman people, Another Indication that the ml is to share witli tho railroads burden of the increased wages gi ed the employes of the latter hi fered in the published announce v that beginning today travelers 01 Northwestern, the Northern pa and the Groat Northern roads m travel In parlor cars are to pay I for the luxury than heretofore 'I new schedule; of rates for pari 04 seats is as follows! For 5o n. 25 cents; 50 to 100 mile s, 35 , 100 miles or more, 50 cents. The new iiepnt structure to be by the o. v. & n. temporarily till . now one is built to take the pla tho ono recently destroyed by m being put up ns rapidly as pom A dozen carpenters are rushins I job through. The dimensions of th building are 30x60 feet, 01 .■ high. The new wage scale on the Cttl Northwestern, whteh becomes .■<* ive tomorrow, provides for Inci I of approximately 8 per cent >, t pay of engineers and flresna I' estimated the tho advance will th<> railroad IfiOO.OOO a yum. It Is asserted that early In fmß I « ' year J. Plerpont Morgan *i «'•• announce the consolidation of r Erie, Lehigh Valley and Bonding rail- ' ways. The merger in plain -.! the manner of the Northern i> i company. 1 By the standardising of the v i tana & Great Northern rslimed I Great Northern can now Itftetl | , kane from Butte and Helena Ira It er time than heretofore, a dlst of 200 miles being cut aff. Superintendent (filbert (*? • ' Northern Pacific railroad i F gaj| I tho city for a few days. G, H. NageJ, t). H. & K. agent at Portland, is In the I day. Qreat Northern no. 4 vroa tw j houn late today.