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THe Spokane Press Publtahe.i Bvery Rvenlna Exeapt Sunday •mupra bbwe- AasociATTOw sbbvxcb. ci *! >ne c * n ' P* r «»py etx renta PT »«-ee. twenty-Ova centu per month or ** Per year, delivered by carrier. No free coplea ar a2S?23!*J!*. w i U .^ onf " • Promptly reporting all caaea of poof mT earay <l»Hv»ry to the office tti front a venae. Telephone Main 171. *Wat illlw Boa 4. Whatever You Do, Don't Whine Your grumbler never gets on. Nature in a sarcastic moot! stains to have ordained that the persistent winner shall want for everything except something to whine ahout Disappointment sardonically meets him at every turn. Misfortune ever lurks in his shadow. The whine is a signal-call to a thousand and one little demons of distress and disaster, which mock and lash, hin der and dishearten. Psychology lias pretty well established the theory that ghosts are creations of the subjective mind—and trouble findiiig is very much like ghost-seeing. Yon see blurs and blotches which, if properly traced, will he found to begin and end their actual existence in your own eye or stomach or liver. There is nothing else you can look for with so much cer tainty of finding it as trouble. If anticipation did not go more than half way to meet troubles most of them might miss their way and never get near you. He who whines does himself injury such as his meanest enemy could not do him if he would. He warps his own mind; he weakens his own ami; he enervates his own strength; he deadens within himself the divine gifts of cheer and hope and he dams up his own soul against the sweet inspirations of human sympathy. Never did success worthy of the name abide with a man with a whine in his heart. A whine is a premeditated and prearranged failure. A whining voice means a whining character. It is a mark of weakness too inexcusable even to excite pity. The broadest charity shrinks and draws back the hand at sound of a human whine—a sound more disgusting and dismaying than the hiss of a snake. They say that one of the things you cannot make or al ter is environment —that is is fixed, inflexible, and that you are its slave. This is a pessimistic lie. To our own moods environment is a looking glass; it smiles back at us if we smile; if we frown it frowns. He who thinks the world is full of good people and kindly blessings is much richer than he who thinks the contrary. Each man's imagination largely peoples the world for himself. Some live in a world peopled with princes of the royal blood; some in a world of paupers and privation. You have your choice. This is a big. busy world. It cares precious little what you think of it or what faults of troubles you find in it. It is a choice that concerns yourself more than all others com bined, whether you grouch in the gloom, the companion of hateful goblins, or Strode in the sunshine, seeing smiles and catching shreds of song. Men and women in God's image were not made as whin ing, grovelling things. They were made to stand erect, mentally as well as physically; to labor well and joyously; to take the gifts of providence, whether they be joy or sor row, and bear them cheerfully and with courage; to add ever something to the world's store of happiness, if it he onl ya smile. Look up! See how flooded with sunshine this beautiful world is when faced with smiling eyes! If you would win anything, do anything, be anything, don't whine. Assault on An Old Song The legislature of New York is terribly wrought up over a proposed change in tlie good old voice-breaking battle song, "The Star Spangled Banner." There has arisen in New York one who thinks he can improve upon Francis Scott Key's immortal work, by bringing it up to date and eliminating the spirit of hatred against the former foes across the Atlantic who have new become our very, very dear cousins. The superintendent of the New York schools is the hardy one who has taken it upon himself to revise and edit American spirit. He has ordered out this verse in the text book reprints: And where is that band who so vaunt ingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pol lution. No refuge can save the hireling antl slave From the terrors of flight and gloom of the grave. He gives as his reason for the excision that these lines "bear irreverently on the British soldiery of the day," and lie proposes to fill the hole in the old song with a composi tion of his own which the state commission of education pronounces "drivel," and which others say "rattles like a tin pan full of nails." Legislator Thompson, who is fathering a bill to pre vent this mutilation of a lyric heirloom, calls the superin tendent of schools "a presumptious ass," and Thomp son's frankness is worthy of emulation. If the superintendent's argument is good, then we must re-edit with heavy expurging hand all our priceless polit ico- literary treasures, beginning on the Declaration of In dependence, which iconoclastic document in particular contains many very decidedly disrespectful references to our present dear cousins. Whatever the New York legislature may do about it, the country at large does not want any amateur rhyme maker monkeying with a bully old song that has become sanctified by time, j There can be no reasonable objection, however, to the New York superintendent's composing an entirely new song and submitting it to tho public in competition. Thous ands have done that, without shaking the earth from its , foundations. Entered at Spokane. Wash., aa second claaa matter. A MATTER OF HEALTH HOYAI Absolutely Pure HAS MO SUBSTITUTE Articles were signed yesterday for a 20 round contest between Kid Rogers and Kid Sealer. The match is made for Coeur d' Alene and will be pulled off in the Coney Is land papvilion within two weeks. This will mark the reopening of the game in Coeur d' Alene which ought to profit well thereby this summer. The Coeur d' Alene trip is a popular one for the sports and ii the local men there are able to go through with the plans, the chances are that considerable money will be dumped into the cash registers of the merchants by the lake. ® ® ® Owing to failure in getting connection with Fred Rurv sell yesterday and last night, nothing was accomplished with reference to matching the big fellow with Jim McCor mick. It is expected, however, that Russell will meet with the promoters some time this afternoon and talk over the proposition. i ® ® ® Both John L. and McCormick have agreed to the match it' Russell can be induced to meet tlie ex-champion's part ner and protegee. Telegraphic consent from Frank Hall, Sullivan's manager, can be secured the instant Russell ac cepts. ® ® ® The plan, if Russell agrees to the match, is to have the winner of the bout meet any man designated by James .J. Jeffries to fight for the championship of the world. Under such a provision the battle between the two big fellows will assume national importance as one of the other will be given the opportunity of trying for the belt. ® ® ® The contest here would be in the nature of a tryout and if Jeffries agrees to name the man to meet the winner, it will be practically a championship go. Some definite understanding will be had this afternoon or evening in regard to the match. ® ® ® Barney Mullin and Jerry McCarthy will be matched tonight for $300 a side and gate receipts. The deal has long been pending and with Jerry's wired acceptance to day the meeting is assured. Mullin is being backed for the go by a Pendleton man who has long wanted to see the two men together and has been ready for months to back his opinion with dollars. Barney will go into training tomorrow when a date for the contest will be fixed. "With fair weather promised for today the fans who were disappointed yesterday through rain stopping the hall game will be given their favorite dose this afternoon. I like that Boise aggregation this season. There are men on the Idaho team who have been among the pennant winners for the past three or four years. "With that old gladiator, Charley Mclntyre as manager and captain and the lineup of men, Boise is sure going to he a hard team to beat. Charley tells me that Bert Schils is faster than ever this year and is playing a remarkable second base. Tftere's my old time friend Dicky Knox in with the old bunch to show that McCloskey's old men never die and never get too old to play good ball. With Willie Dammann to help out McFarlan, with Han son catching, Kellackey at first and Mclntyre at short there's the neuclus of a fast reliable team, all good butters and thorough team players. ® ® ® m w w Speaking of Dicky Knox, there's one of the greatest characters that ever stepped into a uniform. Before Dicky leaves I hope to be able to have several talks to show just how mean a man he really is. ® ® ® Training for the big welter weight battle at the athletic club tomorrow night was practically concluded today. Both Duffy and Mellody are in fine shape. In fact Duffy is much better than he has been for some time past and is stronger and faster than when he met Mellody before. • • • Martin has his dander up now much like a race horse wanning out as he is l ight on edge and it isn't safe for the "dukey" boys to fool around Ii im. This was demonstrated yesterday evening when one of POWDER THE SPOKANE PRESS those "wise miques" stepped up to Martin and began to describe to him how Mellody was going to fight. The mique drew back, feinted, stunted with shadow pokes and just about the Himax when he was going to show how Mellody would land the knockout punch, Martin who had been quietly regarding the fellow with a pained expression on his face, stopped the shadow to inquire: "How do you mean? Like this"— And Martin reached a soft caressing round arm hook to the mique's jaw—and the mique went to sleep right there on the sidewalk near Howard and Riverside. It was done so quietly and skillfully that ouly a few noticed it and the wise one being brought to quickly, the incident passed police attention. But it was one of those deserved lessons. WILLIE B. 000 DE. PLANS fOR lift llHia CHAPTBR 11. The various life insurance organi zations may he divided, as far as their plans of insurance are concern- Ed, into two general ('lasses: One comprising those charging premiums not subject to increase and guaran teeing a definite amount at death; the other those not making these guarantees. The old line companies are the only ones which operate on tlie guarantee plan, while fraternal beneficiary associations, business as sociations and stipulated premium associations (or companies) come in the class under which neither the amount of premiums nor the benefits are guaranteed. Those organizations operating on what is known as the "natural pre mium" plan charge memhers a slight ly increasing amount each year ac cording as the chances of death In crease. This plan is scientifically cor rect, yet It Is objected to by many because the premiums which are low When members are young become high as the age Increases and pro ductiveness decreases. Thus many old memhers are forced to cease pay ing premiums and in such cases they receive no surrender value because none has been provided for. Tn order to obviate this undesir able feature of the natural premium plan, old line companies average the cost and charge a level premium. To illustrate: Suppose that out of 1000 insured persons at age 21, 10 die during the year. If each was insured for $1000 it would require $io,oon to pay the death losses, and $10 would have to he collected from each member. Suppose out of 1000 at age 22, 11 dio, then each would have to pay $11, and so on. This increasing premium is what is known as the natural premium. The figures arc only illustrative, not actual, but to make the point let It he supposed that the cost at age 2.1 would be $12, at age 24 $13, and at age 25 $14. In the five years then a total payment of $60 would he made under the natural premium plan. Under the old line, or legal re serve, plan the insured would pay a level premium of $12 each year for five years, and the total payments would thus be $60 also. This calculation docs not take in terest Into consideration as it should, for as it only costs the company $10 to carry the risk the first year and yet it charges $12 therefor it has $2 to hold and invest. And It is ob IN MEMORY OF A. S. HEWITT NKW YORK, May 11—A mag nificent statue of the late Abrn.m S. Hewitt, erected in the chamber of commerce in recognition of his public services, was unveiled today with appropriate exercises. Alexan der E. Orr presented the statue on behalf of the committee iti charge, and Morris K. Jesup, president of tha chamber of commerce, delivered the address of acceptance. The statue is of Carrara marble, nnd was chiselled in Florence by William Couper. It is of life size, and represents Mr. Hewitt standing by the side of a draped table in the act of delivering a speech. TRAVELING IS DANGEROUS. Constant motion jars tho kidneys which are kept in place In the body hy delicate attachments. This Is the reason that travelers, trainmen, street car men. teamsters and all who drive very much, suffer from kidney disease iv some form. Foley's Kidney Cure strengthens the kidneys snd cures all forms of kidney and bladder disease. Qeorge E Hauaan, locomotive engineer, Lima, 0., writes: "Constant vibration of the engint caused me a great deal of trouble with my kidneys, aud I got no relief until I used Foley's Kidney cure." gold by Chas. McNab, 102 Riverside i avenue. CHICAGO STRIKE'S STORM CENTER montuou kuy, waiu> & cv. s BIQ waUKiloLsi:, ■HOWINO Tin: ItKAV roUARD OF POUCH. By Jos. J. Devney. vious that tliis excess must he held in trust because when tlie insured Is 25 it will cost the company $14 to carry the risk, or $2 more than the amount collected that year. Hy earn ing interest on the $2 excess received the first year and on the $1 excess received the second year it Is evident that under tlie old line plan it would not be necessary to charge tlie full $12 per year. In ordinary practice the companies are required by law to keep these excess payments on hand and Invest them at not less than a certain rate of Interest. They form the legal re serves of the company and since fur nishing an offset to tlie deficiency of future premiums it is never neces sary to Increase the premiums on members. In former days In case n policy lapsed no part of these excess pay ments was returned. They were held for the benefit of those policies which persisted to maturity. The laws are such now, however, that ln case a policy lapses after three —and in many cases after two —annual pre miums have been paid on It, an equit able return must be made to the In sured in the way of cash, or paid-up or extended insurance. tn calculating tho payment neces sary to maintain a life policy at, say, age 30, the actuary first determines from legalised mortality taldes tho amount which the company should receive in a lump sum when the policy is issued, which, together with interest at the assumed rate, would enable it to pay $1000 at tho death of tlie insured. This Is Styled a "single premium." Hut as It Is more convenient for most people to pay In installments the actuary figures tho annual equivalents of this single premium, to he paid every year as long as the insured lives on what are known as continuous payment life policies, He likewise figures the pre miums for a specified numher of years( usually 10, 15 or 20) oh what are termed limited payment life policies, Only the actual cost of carrying the Insurance so far as the death rate is concerned is figured In these first, or net, premiums. Provision must be made for the expense of conducting business, and also for meeting emer gencies that might arise, and this Is accomplished by adding n certain sum (called loading) to the net pre mium. The result is the gross pre mium, or the premium which the In suree pays. TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION BROWNWOOl), Tex., aflay 11.— Makers and editors of newspapers throughout a large septlon of tlie state have rounded up here for the twenty-sixth annual meeting Of the Texas Press association. The ses sions were formally opened today and will continue until the end of the week. SISTEBS OF HERMAN will give a picnic at Minnehaha park Sunday, the 14th. Cars leave Howard and Riverside every 10 minutes. NORMAL SCHOOL PRESIDENTS MILWAUKEE!, Wis., May 11.— The north central council of state normal school presidents began Its fourth annual meeting In Milwaukee today and will continue in session over tomorrow. Normal sohool meth ods and other topics of mutual in terest will be discussed. The nor mal schools of 12 states arc repre sented by their presidents or faculty members, among whom are some of the most noted educators in the United States. (Photograph by Nawapapar enterprise Aaaoolatlon.) THE AUDITORIUM H- C Hayward. Mgr. Tel. M. 1141 TONIGHT and All Week, With Saturday Matinee Jessie Shirley Co. Presenting- 'The Lady From Laramie" Prices: Dower floor, 50c and 40c; balcony, 25c; matinee, 26c and 10c. HaW ATTRACTIONS AT THE COMIQUE Daisy Kennison, contortion dan seuse; Verneldo Trio, magicians; Marie f.angdon, batludlst. The west ern drama ln four acts hy Hrowne & Diamond entitled "The Trapper's Oath," supported by the ComlqtM stock company. Championship Contest S. A. A. C. Friday. May 12th For the Welterweight Championship of the World. Twenty Rounds to a Decision. HONEY MELLODY of Boston vs. MARTIN DUFFY of Chicago. At club house of S. A. A. C, with good preliminaries. Prices—s2, $3, $3.50, $4. Tickets on sale now at S. A. A. C. office. Entertainment at 8:15 sharp. Jewelry Auction 504 MAIN ST. Avoid Trouble and hard work in your kitchen by cooking with gas. Willi a kitchen range there is wood to bring in or coal to carry vii; dirt, soot and ashes to clean out. The blue flame of the gas range replaces all this Inconvenience — the fire is ready at the striking of the match. The cost of cooking with gas is less than the expense attached to a kitchen range. The most economical gas range on the market is tlie Reliable, Come and let us show you one. Spokane Falls Gas Light Co. 806-810 Sprague Aye. ASPHALT CEMENT AND BROKEN STONE rOB SAEE. The Barber AsjMi Paving Co., Room 21 'Exchange "National Dank Building, Spokane, Wash. BLOOD POISON Is tlie worst disease on earth, yet the easiest to cure WHIN TOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. Many have plmph'S, spots on the skin, gores In the month, ulcers, falling hair, bono pains, catarrh, and don't know It Is BLOOD POISON. Send to DR. BROWN, 035 Arch street. Philadel phia, Pa., for BROWN'S BLOOD ■ ~ ■, onn ...... M M CURB. *--<>0 per bottle; lasts oik^ month. Bold In Spokane only ut ANTITOXIC OAKOLB Prevents Diphtheria 26c. Stowell Drug Co., Corner Riverside nnd Stevens. 'Nother house hold. 'Mother man made happy through a Press "want" ad. THURSDAY, MAT 11, 1908. L K. Monffort ft Co. (Incorporated.) 829 Riverside Avenue, Ground Floor. We have a half block of fine lots near the Traction company's new car line that we will sell one, two or three to one person and build a house to suit If you have from $250 to $300 cash and can pay $15 per month and Interest. This would be a good chance for you to get out where you could raise chickens and keep a cow and have enough ground so you would not trouble the neighbors. FOR SAIiE. Six-room modern house, on North Side, $1800; $400 cash, balance $23 month. ■twi S Five-room new house, Stage ave nue, $1300; easy terms. JAMES B. GRAY, Phone 320. 702 First Avenue. GOOD WHISKEY TOE Corner front and Mill. "NUF SED" threat Northern| Ticket Office, 701 Riverside Avenue. s j Phone Main 469. THE BOUTE OB THE BZ.TBB ABB THE EAST MAIIu BAST ABB WEST TRAINS BVEBY DAT 2 Eastbound: Leave, Fast Mall 9:40 p. m. Deave, The Flyer 9:30 a. ra. Westbound: Deave, Tho Flyer T:25 a. m. Dv., Puget Sound Express.. 8:00 p. m. For tickets and full Information call an or address H. BRANDT. C P. T. A. SXW ENGLAND UNDERTAKING COMPANY. Free Ambulance. Phone 272. Oppo site Postofflco. 208 Post, SPECIAL TEETH FREE Extracting, cleaning nnd examina tion FREE during all this week. Ths Boston Painless Dentists will give the lowest prices ever known in Spokane for strictly high (lass dental work. Don't put It olr, but come lv at once, Ootid work at low prices, guaranteed for 10 years, has made a world wide reputation for the Boston Dentists, tUOVi Rivsrslde avenue. Pi TEETH WITHOUT PUTEj Eztrating and Examination Free Silver Fillings 350 Gold Fillings 750 Oold Crowns $3.00 Full Set Teeth $3.00 Bridge Work $3.00 Other dentists come and go, but the Boston Dentists remain the same re liable, up to date dentists. Boston Painess Dentists. r. 10 .. Riverside Aye., First Stairway West of Palace Store. Hours—-8:80 a. in. to tip, m. Sun day, 8:80 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. NEW AND SECOND HAND BICYCLES Complete Line of Tires and Supplies. Repairing. CAEIJ'OHNIA CYCLE CO., J. F. STACK, Prop. TeL M. 010. H Riverside. THF TRADERS' NATIOINAI BANI OF SPOKANE, WASH. Capital 1200,000 Surplus and profits $ 180.000 Officers —Alfred Coolldge, president; A. Kuhn, vice president; Chns. S. Hl tlnge, cashier; J. IClmur West, assist ant cashier. Directors —M. M. Cowley, l'ntrtck Clark, James Monoghan, A. Kuhn, Al fred Coolldge, U. M. Drumhcllcr, J. Elmer West Exchange National BanK Of SPOKANE, WASH. Depository United states. Kl . .7.., t < .in mi Capital t25U.000.09 Surplus und undivided prollts »17!),6:i5.»1 K. J. Dyer, president; Churles ■Weeny, vice president! C. IS. Ma li room, cashier; W. W. Shuw. assist ant cashier. Roll Top DesKs From $23 to $50 Sam Crow Stt-J-t Riverside. Tel. Main 1448 2 FINE GOODS. FINE ADULT CASKETSS2S I'hoim M sisi.