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WHERE DOES THE PUBLIC GOME IN?
THE EFFECTS OF THE DEADLY CENTRALIZING POWER OF THE GREAT INSURANCE CORPO /f RATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES. "The People Who Are in the Fight Against the Monop- I oly Are Having Their Own Money Used Against Them CHAPTEH XXX. By Henry George. Jr. 1905, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.) It is to be accepted as a matter of certainty that the insurance policies HENRY C. PRICK, Chairman of the Stockholders' Com mittee to Investigate the Equitable, cf those who have Invested In the Equitable and the other great com panies are safe. Otherwise these companies might bo set down as enor mous swindles —the worst kind of swindles, since the money involved is tbe savings of the living put away for the benefit of those remaining Sfter death. It would appear in credible that the funds of these great fldu< lary corporations could be so mishandled as to sustain great loss. All the great fiduciary concerns are more or less related by exchange of directors as well as by common finan cial interests. First of all here is a list of the financial institutions in which the Equitable Life Assurance Society owns more or less large In terest —what ure called In Wall street ttie Equitable s "allied dependencies". Equitable Trust company. Mercantile Trust company. Mercantile Safe Deposit company. lawyers' Title & Trust company. Lawyers' Mortgage company. Next comes the banking group in which the Equitable is interested, as follows: National Bank of Commerce. American Surety company. Fifth Avenue Trust company. Greenwich Savings bank. Commercial Trust company of Philadelphia. Ororker-Woelworth National bank of Stin Francisco. Fidelity Trust eompn-riy of Newark. Kidneys call .FOR HELP When the kidneys are sick there Is always a warning to tell you of it, and when the kidneys csll for help there Is no time to lose. Kidney diseases are common and fatal — cause more deathe every year than any other human Ilia But in nine cases out of ten this is due to negleot. Kidney dleorders are easily contract ed, but lust as easily cured when treated properly and Hi time. Common causes of kidney troublee are colds, fevere, exposure, strains on the back, blood-poisoning die easee, and indulgence in etlmulants. The kidneys are the blood flltere, and when they beoome elok, th* blood la soon laden with impurities, which the kidneys have failed to remove. This oauses backache, stiff, lame, and aore muaoles, aohing joints, spells of disslness, headaches, rheumatic pains, sleeplessness, nervousness, and lan guor, weaek heajrt and many other bodily achee and Ills. Meanwhile th* kidneys sre fast breaking Sewn, end from this uauss tbe urine becomes discolored and full ef sandy sedlmeat; passages are too frequent and often palaful. t'rlo acid orystalllsee and causes gravel aa« ktdeey stones. The bladder DOAN'S Vet gsOs by all Dealers, Moe.Me. VoeUr-imbarn Co.. Buffalo. First National bank of Chicago. First National hank of Denver. Franklin National bank of Phila delphia. Mellon National bank of Pittsburg. Missouri Safe Deposit company of St. Louts. Security Safe Deposit company of Boston. Union Exchange bank of New York. Union National bank of Newark. Union Savings bank of Pittsburg. The Equitable also has stock in and is represented on the board of di rectors of a great number of railroad and other companies, and each of the 52 directors of the Equitable is for other reasons director in many cor porations. AH of this tends to bring thus,, corporations under the influence of the Equitable, or at any rate Into FRANCIS HENDRICKS, Now York State Superintendent of In surance, who is Investigating the Equitable, sympathetic relations with the Equi table. Here, for example, is n list of corporations In which Mr. Hyde is a director: Southern Pacific and the Vnion Pa cific and their dependent lines. Oregon Railroad & Navigation com pany. Oregon Short Line company. Texas & Pacific. Missouri Pacific company. Wabash. Western of Maryland. Long Island. I i.-laware & Hudson. Manhattan Elevated. New York City Railway company. Metropolitan Securities company, which controls the surface lines of New York, three constituent com panies of tlie Brooklyn Rapid Transit system, and the Underground Electric Railway company of London. In industrials Mr. Hyde is a dl- can not perform Its natural dutjes. Water which should pass oft tn th* urlns collects In different parts of the body, causing dropsical bloating. The Mnal outcome Is either dreaded diabetes or fatal Bright* Disease. Nothing can cure the sufferer at any stage except a medicine that cures tbe kidneys. There Is one remedy which never falls to oure sick kidneys—Doan's Kidney Pills. This specific helps the kidneys to take out all the kidney poisons. Its effects are lasting. Hun dreds of cures have been made by Doan's Kidney Pills In thla city, and many grateful people testify. Here's one home oaee: ■pokajtk phoof tin. E. Walters of 1924 Riverside avenue says: "The merit of Doan's Kidaey Pills is beyond question. I prooured them at ths Scully Drug Co.'s store, on Kiversid* avenue, and their uee relieved me of backache and other very markod symptoms of kid ney complaint which had given m« a good deal of anaoyance for some time Anyone suffering from this most prevalent aliment. Judging from my experience, will improve their health and add te their comfort by giving Doss's Kidney Pills a trial.'' KIDNEY PILLS. *Ye T VfOJ/e rector of the Fuel & Iron company. Continental Insurance company. International Mercantile Marine, or shipping trust. Mercantile Electric company. Westlnghouse Electric company. Western Union Telegraph company. And aa It is with the Equitable, so Is it with the other two of the trio Of insurance company giants—the Mutual and tho New York Life, Bach of these companies has Its hank and trust company "allied dependencies." Bach of them also has money In, and its long list of directors on the hoard of, a multitude of railroad and other corporations. So that this "big three" represents" what has heen call ed "the despotism of combined mil lions." Now these millions are not as millions would be If invested in flour mills, shoe factories or glass works. They nre millions invested in public franchise-holding corporations, or in corporations possessing some Other kind of governmental privilege or some immunity under the law, like the trusts built up under that mon strosity of legislation, the corpora tion (trust J act of New Jersey. These are the very corporations that are today giving the body of the plain people of tlie United States great concern. They are robbing the people in one way or another. They are buying public officials and bend ing judges In one way or another. They are corrupting politics In one way or another. They are screwing down wages in one way or another and constantly provoking strike re bellions. They are among the Im portant elements concentrating wealth In few hands. They are great factors in piling enormous personal fortunes in the laps of some few and in leaving to tbe multitude the heri tage of an increasingly bitter com petition for a living. They are of the force that Will destroy this re public, if it shall be destroyed. And this Is the way the great In surance trio —the Equitable, the Mutual and the New York Life —is employing the money paid Into it by the policy holders all over the country. The people are trying to get the monopoly monster off their backs. Yet the money which they are annually giving to these great insurance companies is being used to make those monopoly monsters more secure in their grip. 1 out of consideration the stealings, losses by blunders, gains or losses by investment in or en couragement to Inflations, lam con sidering only the aspect of the mat ter which has the full sanction of the law. Examination shows that the people, in their desperate fight against monopoly, are having their own money used against them. And this is mainly where the pub' lie comes in through all this insur ance business. The millions received from policy holders is giving strength and vigor to the monopoly giants that have grown up through the length and breadth of the land. Fffi KIMS HUB 1(1 SAN' FP.ANCIBC, April 19.—Tina de Bpada, the pretty Italian prima donna, who sang her way Into the hearts of San Franciscans at the old Tivoll, is the heroine of another ro mance. She hns tried to kill herself in Milan for love of an adventurer who won her heart and wus false to her. When she was In this city two years ago Tinu de Bpada fascinated scores of admirers. among them Michael Bellavln, brother of Bishop TlkhOU Of the Russian church, who died of grif when she went buck to Italy, though he never spoke but once to her. A few days ago one of her friends in this city received the following letter from Tina de Bpada: "Dearest Friend—Tlie mysteries of life, dear friend' "You have heard of my disappoint ment. Yuu know how I loved, and you know of my misfortune. And now today I kill myself, still, still loving. "Tills is the end of poor Tina de Spada. "Men have died for me, and now I die for one of them. "Give my regards to my dear friends that I left In San Francisco. "For yourself, think sometimes of me. By the time this message crosses the ocean Tina will h.e cold in death. Goodby. "I a mtired of living. I am the victim of two vile creatures, the count and his accomplice, who pre sented themselves under fulse names. They made me the principal of a horrible comedy. Life for me is not worth living; in fact, I am v total wreck. I repeat that life is insup portable." But Tina de Spada did not die. When her faithful lover was arrested for fraud she took poison, but she was found in time and hSf life saved. The lover s name Is Michele, but be posed as Count Cancels to win the love and secure the Jewels of the singer. JUEES-MURRY'S NEW ATTRACTION "The Marriage of Kitt," which lias delighted playgoers in adjacent < ities with its wit and amusing complica tions, has been booked at the Bpo kanu for April lit and it, with Man ager Jules Murry's Admirable com pany and that funny, clever and up to-date comedian. Max I'igman, as Sir Heginald, who consents to the marriage with Kitty only to cany THE SPOKANE PRESS out the conditions of a will, and who, after a years absence, returns to arrange for s divorce to nnd thnt the woman who purposely made her self Into B fright at the time of the marriage is teally very charming, so he proceeds to fall in love with her. The delightful way in which she sings to her own piano accompani ment is one of her methods of charm ing him. SEN. ANKENY WILL ATTEND tVALLA WALLA, April 19.— Sen ator Ankeny yesterday notified the committee In charge of irrigation meeting to be held at Wenatchee on April 22 of his acceptance of thOj In vitation to be present, unless pre vented by unforseen business mat ters. The meeting is being held to re ceive reports on what Is known as the Okanogan Irrigation project- In tha northern part of this state. Sen ator Piles has also signified his in tention of accepting the invitation of the committee In charge of the con vention to be present. Altogether it is regarded as one of the most Important Irrigation meet ings ever held In that part of -the state aud elaborate preparations .are being made to insure its complete success In every particular. MISSOULA MAY BUILD SUGAR PLANT MISSOULA, Mont., April 19.—Un less present matured plans COUItt for naught, Missoula will have a sugar factory with a capacity of 15,000,000 pounds within tlie present year. An enthusiastic body of representative business men met with Theodore Hapke, representing the Detroit Su gar company, at the apartments of the chamber Of commerce last eve ning, when the matter was gone over In detail. Mr. Hapke, during the sev eral days that he has been in the city, has gone over the matter very thoroughly and he Is convinced that the beet industry may be made a successful and a profitable one in tills section. The proposition of coal for fuel war discussed at some length, but it app ears that no great difficulties will be encountered in this direction, as it is learned from an authentic source that the Northern Pacific wi(T lend R helping hand to this industry, which it is inclined to foster, in the matter of rates. One proposition, however, that may be somewhat of a stumbling block is the question of lime, 30ti0 tons of which Is necessary for the successful manufacture of sugar from the beet each season. There is lime within close proxim ity of Missoula, which many people are Inclined to believe would answer all purposes, yet it is a matter that must he thoroughly investigated. The chamber will arrange for rep resentatives to escort Mr. Hapke to all points throughout the Bitter Roc.' valley, so that he may have an oppor tunity of meeting the farmers in per son. This morning he will go to Frenchtown and nearby points, re turning this evening. LETTER CARRIERS MEET TODAY CLEVELAND, O, April 19.—The officers of the National Association of Letter carriers began a meeting in Cleveland today. One of the prin cipal matters to be considered is the case of the national president, J. C. Keller of this city, who became in volved witli the postofflce department and was summarily dismissed from the service. Some statistician has figured that average married life lasts for 28 years. Of course, he Includes the marriage after the fust divorce. IT'S THE LITTEE THINGS MAKE LITE It is the little things that make up cur lives. Tlie world is filled with failures and pessimists because so many of via dream all our days of doing great tilings, yet neglect to do flic little things that lie right at hand. Some day we are going to achieve some great business success and be come very rich, we think. But we neglect to save the pennies and dimes and to cultivate the little habits of frugality and providence, and so we remain poor. The richest man and the richest corporations are not above caring for the pennies and even the fractions of pennies. The greatest scientists are not above study of the most minute and seemingly Insignificant facts in na ture. Those who learn nothing or ac cumulate nothing in life are failures because they have neglected the little tilings. To some life Is a mountain of duties that must never be lost sight of. "Some day lam going to remain in bed and rest to my heart's con- 1 tent," said a tired woman one day. as she went over a list of things that she thought must be done. That was live years ago, and recently she i was asked if she bad found that I "some day," and she confessed that she had not. She never will, for she will never be able to dig through that mountain of great tilings She was foolish to set up years ago. She has forgotten how to live, having long i lost sight of the fact that life is made up of little things. That is the trouble with many of us. We want to see the triumphant end ing of a venture before we begin it. The great Panama canal is being dug Tooth Powder Cleanses and beautifies the) teeth and purines the breath. Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. Very convenient for tourist*. PREPARED BY BREVITIES Carriage Co. Tel. 4ft7. Fares, 25e. Anyway, you could hardly expect Fairbanks to keep a lid on by sitting on it. Ladies play billiards and pool every day snd evenings at Pflster billiard parlor. Free instructions to ladles every morning on bowling by experienced lady instructor at Pflster bowling parlors. No one with a regular Income should put off saving. "Time and tide wait for no man." In our savings bank department we pay interest at tho rate of 4 per cent per annum, compounded semiannually, on the minimum quarterly balance in even dollars. Spokane & Eastern Trust company. Deposits made now draw interest from April 1. Those who suffer pain from chronic ailments will find that Dr. Miles' Antt-Pain Pills relieve the suffering. After the first trial, they will "wonder how they ever managed to get along without them." If first package fails to benefit, your money back. 25 doses, 25 cents. Never sold In bulk. Two Russian naval officers in St. Petersburg have arranged a duel. The innocent bystanders should pick out good trees. A spoonful of Dr. Miles' Restora tive Nervine after meals for a few days is almost sure to relieve this distressing complaint. It strengthens the nerves of the stomach, stimu lates the secretions, and accelerates the progress of digestion. Try it. If first bottle does not benefit, you get your money back, so it costs you nothing if it fails. 3RITAN NAMES ENGINEER HUNTER 'Scripps News Association.) WASHINGTON, April The British government has designated Chief Engineer Hunter of the Man chester ship canal to act on the board of consulting engineers of the Pana ma canal. — — BALLAIDII HO RE HO UND SYRUP. Immediately relieves hoarse, croupy cough, oppressed, rattling, rasping and difficult breathing Henry C. St earns. Druggist, Shullburg, wis., writes. May 20, 1901: "I have been selling Ballard's Horehound Syrup for two years, and have never had a preparation that has given better satisfaction. I notice that when I sell a bottle they come back for more. I can honestly recommend it." '25c, 50. $1.00 Foi sale by BIRTHDAY OF OLDEST PENSIONER. AYA. N. V., April 19— Hiram S. Cronk, the only surviving pensioner of the war of celebrated his 105 th birthday today. The aged vet eran lives with his daughter, Mrs. Sarah A. Rowley, on a farm at the outskirts of this village. He enjoys splendid health for a man of such great age. and his faculties are as keen as those of many people only half his age. Mr. Cronk's career has been notably that of a true and patriotic Ameri can. Born April 19, ISOO, in Her kimer county, N. V., to Mr. and Mrs. James Cronk, who were among the first settlers of the Mohawk valley, BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER. i shovelful at a time. Whin finished it will he the greatest work of civil engineering in the world, hut it is lo he accomplished only by a series nf little things. The greatest buildings are laid up i single stone at a time. It is of no avail to us that we can dream of mighty structures) if we have not the patience and tlie humility to do so little a thing as the laying of S single stone. The obstacles to our success are not great things, but little ones—so little that we 'lo not notice them; or, noting, despise them. "For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, for want of n horse the battle wis lost," There are volumes of grim truth in that old saying. For a commonplace instance of neglect take that of n woman's letter writing. Many times a woman would answer a letter if she had a pen at hand. Many times she would write if she had an envelope. Many letters remain forever unsent because at the right moment there was no stamp. And in the same manner, because little things oon\S In tbe way and stop us or turn us aside, we fall in many things of moment and become known as weaklings. We live not by years, nor even by lays, or hours or minutes even, but hy seconds. Time Is divided Into small spaces, and at the present— n ,,w—there Is time only for a small deed. Hut the seconds add into hours nnd the hours into years. And our little deeds, too, if we faithfully do them, accumulate Into great events. It is the only way the ordinary life can become tilled with usefulness and success. Dr. Lyon's PERFECT CHRONIC PAINS. NERVOUS DYSPEPSIA. You'll Find He Finest Display ol Easier MHlherg at the very low csi prices in the cflg at. ... Sensational Easter Offering' all this WeeK *\ $•15.00 and $18.00 Exquisite <kQ Oft. Trimmed Hats, for each $7.70 READY-TO-WEAR HATS For Ladies and Misses. The season's latest creations—ready to-wear hats worth up to $(>.()(>, on spec ial sale this week at $1.41), $1.95, $2.95 and $3.95. MISSES' and CHILDREN'S FRENCH MODEL TRIMMED HATS, $3.98, $2.75 dawn to 98c. Any of them worth double what we ask. MISSES' and CHILDREN'S SCHOOL —strong, stylish and serviceable HATS- at 25c, 39c, 59c and 98c. New Easier Gloves, Ladles' $1.25 Hid Gloves ai 57c This glove sale breaks all records—a chance to buy your Easter kid gloves good ones too —at a big discount from the regular value. Take your choice of our $1.25 kid gloves, tans, modes, grays, reds, browns, black or white and pearl shades —any size—two clasp and guaranteed. Q *7 See window display of colors and styles O / C he was reared on a farm until 14 years old, when he enlisted with Cnp tain Edmund Fuller at Western, N. V., in the New York volunteers. The same day James Cronk, the father, and John and Caspar Cronk, brothers, enlisted with the same regiment. All served In the defense of Sackett's harbor, and at the close of the war with England the father and three sons were honorably discharged. Hiram S. Cronk survived his father and brothers, but they ull reached a ripe age. I'nlll three years ago tho venerable pensioner drew only $12 per mouth, but congress has increased his pen sion to $25 a month. HEALTH IS YOUTH Disease and Sickness Bring Old Age. Herblne taken every morning be fore breakfasat, will keep you in ro bust health, fit you to ward off dis ease. It cures constipation, bilious ness, dyspepsia, fever, skin, liver and kidney complaints. It purities the blood and clears the complexion. Mrs. D. W. Smith, Whitney, Texas, writes April 3, 1902: "I have used Herblne, and find it the best medi cine for constipation and liver troub les. It does all you claim for It I can highly re commend it." 590 a bottle. For sab at PATRIOT'S DAY CELEBRATED. BOSTON, April IB.—Patriots' day was generally observed throughout Massachusetts today, the celebra tions recalling the old traditions and historic incidents of tlie revolution. As \isual the day was made an oc casion for the holding of many sports and outdoor exercises in Boston and vicinity. The sporrtlng event of the day, to which most interest attached, was the annual Marathon road race. Almost 10(1 A. A. I. runners took part In the race, which started at Ashland, with the finishing point in Boston, a distance of 25 miles. There also were cycle races, baseball games, cricket matches and other sports. As usual tlie principal patriotic celebration of the day was at Lex ington and Concom. In Boston nil the old houses of historic Interest were gayly decorated and were kept open all day for the inspection of visitors. CHIEF OF STAFF TO GEN. LINEVITCH. GENERAL BOUKHOLIMOFF. General Einevitrh has named as his ehtef of stalT General Boukhollmoff, a vet. ran of the Turkish war and a strategist of marked ability. CASTORIA For Infants and Children. fhe Kind You Have Always Bough! ' Bears the 1 Signature j of These hats are charming creations and are shown in all the new colorings in reßeda greens, delft blues, mulberry, also navy, brown, black and hite; large shapes and turban #£f\ f\o effects on sale all eek at .tpVeVO $-4.98 Trimmed Hats Of elegance are shown in great variety. The prices will aston ish you. Your milliner would charge you double thed£y| AO price for equal style and quality; on sale all week at. *p4e4o at $5.00, Seeing Spokane Minion Wafer Power (0., CASH or CREDIT Latest style garments in mixtures of light and dark •olors, brown, gray plaids stripes and invisible herring bone stripes. A handsome brilliantine skirt in nnvy, brown and black, regular price $4.25. Sale price $3.50. Both items on sale for the remainder of the week. 'I'M' TRADERS' NATIONAL BANK OF SPOKANE, WASH. Capital 1100,000 Surplus and profits J 130,00(1 Olltcers —Alfred Coolldge, president! A. Kuhn, vice president; ('has. S. Bl tinKe, nashler; J. Blmsr West, assist ant cashier. Directors —M. M. Cowley. I'atrlck Clark, James Monaghan, A. Kuhn, Al fred Coolldge, L>. M. Drumheller, J. Elinor West. Exchange National BanK 07 BPOKAHT, WASH. Soaigrntvtea Depository United State*. Capital |260,000.0«| BurplmJ and undivided profit! lITMM.M E. J. I'yiT. president) Charles Hweeny, vice president: C, K. Mo* Broom, cashier; W. M. Ihaw, ussltt ant oashlsr, Wi ilo.Vt claim a cinch—we only clrlin to be tho newsiest newspaper in towns 26c per mouth. FLOWER SALE Half price sale continues, choice French flowers; bright, fresh goods; this spring's importations. Roses and foli age of all kinds; also small flowers at half price. 15c bunch fine rose foliage, usual val ue, 25c. 25c wreaths "Forget-me-not," value 39c. 19c bunches of silk poppies, worth 85c 19c bunches double daisys, worth 29e. 19c bunches lilly of valley, usually 35c. COBuWOObcSliag 22w& &h<B ©&§®irvsitt2©nu Cmr win ftw© ftir%)S <My (mil D© s, m. anud 2 p. mm., tSnsm coniMir iHtowwi] nidi IRnvoirsM©. I^mta 0 ©IF mMm 22. TSm© aJb®isn(i ftw® ©nag-MIT Bswairs. Waxr® s©c. NaiflffiJkitr 5 ©If jp&s&snsgOTs falSfttd to BCffi4° Snag cag&catiy ©If csn°. & THE <£r Empire State Building A $6.75 SKIRT FOR $5.25. A $3.50 SPECIAL. WEBBBBBAY, AraXZi IS, This is the general comment of all the ladies that have seen the display for Easter. Medical Lake Extract, manufaa* tured by the Modlcal Lake Salts Mfs. Co., Is tlie beet reiuody for rheums* tlsrn there Is In the market. It bss been used In this ssotien fer vssr.ti snd ws can furnish many tsstn monlats. Electric i'»th Sslts for the bat) and for the hair are the beet thing) thnt can be usesd for that purpose; Kor sale by all druggists Menu, lectured by Medloal Lake Belt! Mfff. Co. OOODYEAB OABDXIf KOBE. The best hose on tho market, O'.jC to 160 per ft. Tents snd wagon covers. Just received a large shipment of trunks and valises. SAM CHOW, 1.1-17-II Riverside. Phons M. I4M