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THe SpoKane Press Published SXery Evening Kseepi Sunday mimxrrm sTsnsrs asbocxattost rtni sebytcb. One cent per copy, all cents per week, twenty-nv* cents per month Of se per Tmrnr. delivered by corner No free copies. mm * u , h * < 7 1 , h * r " will confer a favor Oy promptly reporting aii cases of pool Sr Sards delivery to the office. •14 Front nvanut Telephone Main »7». l*oat office Bos 4. 104 H.r'tfer* 0 T V^ b»tldm«. New Tors City. Chicago office: 104 Hartford building. W. H. Porterttsld. manager of foreign advertising. Fraudulent Endowment John A— warns all persons against trusting liis wife; for—«o it reads—''she lias left my bed and board." That's John all over! It has always been "my*' with him ever since he was a boy. His mother raised him to think that because he was the only boy in the family, every one in it was bound to give up to him; and if there was any special treat lie was always the first to be considered. So lie grow up to think "teh earth" was under his proprieor- Sttip, and everything in it for his sole benefit. What, then, could his wife expect? Even-one thought it was a genuine love match; and Letty did love him too much to see any faults in him. O. yes, he has some good streaks; but Letty was too much like his mother to ever cure him of his selfis disposi tion. I well remember, that when they were married, Letty Iliad about $200 she had earned by sewing, and John had a few acres of land. Her money was spent for furniture a Tow. some chickens and farm tools, and he borrowed money .enough to build a house. It took them several years of fliard work before it was paid, and Letty went so shabby that she was ashamed to be seen away from home, thinking that when they were out of debt she "could have things and money to spend like other folks. Did she. Well, 1 guess not. They have been married 20 years, and I'll bet Letty has not had 20 cents in all that time to do with as she pleased. Talk about the "holy" bond of matrimony; if there is Anything holy in such a one-sided affair, then I prefer an > '.unholly" business contract in good plain terms, whereby n wife could at least draw a servant's wages. Letty not only gave him money, (but she was the pret tiest girl in town when they were married) she gave her ryouth, her hopes, her happiness, and even her womanly at tractiveness to him. She gave agony of birth for sons* to tall him father; she gave unrequieted toil and burden bear ing with no respite. For what? A shelter, food, made bitter by dependence, find plainest of clothing. SI le is only 42, but she looks likea woman of 00. John is a tine looking man yet. Why shouldn't he be? .Everything he has attempted, and with money in the bank, place more valuable each year, all modern improvements io work with, and above all, no galling servitude, why should he show traces of care? "A woman ought to assert her rights?" Yes. but Letty asserted hers just 20 years too late. Tt fwas finally a cheap wringer that he refused to get that opened the floodgates to the torrent of years of repressed indignation and injustice, ending in her leaving home and refusing to return. Of coarse John can get a divorce for "desertion." and 3'll wager tnything thae he will manny again as soon ns She law will allow, and to some brainless piece of vanity that will spend his money faster than he earned it and fcrow-beat him till he will not dare call his soul his own, fvvhile poor worn-out Letty will probably work in sone one else's kitchen, and finally spend her last days a burden on charitable friends. I really blame Letty more than Ido him. For when a (Woman allows herself to sink to the level of a drudge, and with less value in a man's eyes than the horse he drives, she has no right to complain if he accepts her at her own [valuation. Love is a beautiful thing; but it will stand the wear and ft ear of this workaday world for longer if it be mixed with fcelf-respect and a little sound business sense. And the .value a woman places upon her love is just the measure of its worth to the man she marries. A "Collared" Committee The United States senate committee on interstate com merce seems to have resolved itself into a railroad lobby. If unofficial but seemingly reliable information be true, Che committee has formulated a report upon the Esch iTownsend rate bill which in sum and substance is a high class brief for tlie railroads. Tho committee has concluded an "investigation" in which only the railroad officials were heard and only the railroad interests given consideration. This senate committee is composed of men naturally Supposed to be servants of the public and guardians of the public interests, but an analysis of its personnel seems to [tlAve shown that practically all of the senators who took .prominent part in the so-called inquiry wore the collars of the railroads. This "official" inquiry, as reported by the careful pen of (Jilson Gardner, in which only the one side was per mitted to be represented and even the carefully sifted tes timony of this one side was strictly sterilized before going to record, constitutes one of the greatest farces ever perpe trated upon the patient American people. It is possible that the verdict of the committee is right, ilt is possible that the verdict of the committee is right. It is possible that the government could never justly fix rail road rates. It is impossible. But no snap-shot judgment by railroad senators, based upon railroad testimony alone, will ever satisfy the public. If the senate tamely accepts a report made up in this manner it will be a disgrace to free government. It will be a scandal that must stink to th stars. Entered at Spokane. Wash., as second olaaa matter. Copyright 1905 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association. American Ring Science Won. Another international battle has been fought and again America is on top. As fur back as I can remember this has been the case, and I hope it continues so. However, I am ready to give the devil his due, and of all the exponents of the ring game who have traversed the seas in hope of carrying back to the home of J. Bull a title acquired from an American, this same .labez White is about the best. Had -Jabez been trained in America under competent instructors he would have made a still better showing. Britt won because lie fought White from start to fin ish according to American customs. The standoff and wait tactics of the Englishman avail ed fa im nothing. Had it not heen for his wonderful defense Britt would have finished him a great deal quicker. But as Britt has admitted, White was perfection in blocking, stalling up and covering. And when he depended upon a counter to get back at Britt lie did not have the strength to make it count. White did not race around as was the custom of Eng lishmen in byogne days, but stood up and depended upon science and cleverness to offset Brit's American ring tac tics, which were in a way new to the Britisher. Rom a boxing standpoint there never was a contest in this country which surpassed the bobut. Neither man is of tlie kind that depends upon the lucky punch to bring home victory. Quite the contrary. It was a case of science against science as practiced by the two greatest fighters in their respective countries. White lost because hp accepted the plan mapped out by the California boy and then couldn't hold up under the terrific fire. Had Nelson been his opponent [ doubt of the Dane with his terrible punch would have been as success ful as Britt, who fought even better than he did in his bat tles against "Corbett" and Nelson. For gameness, White has it all on the Englishmen I have read about or seen in the ring since I first took an interest in sport He not only took an awful beating, but tried time and again to land, when he saw that his punches were having no more effect on Britt than if he had been hitting a punching bag. Unless he changes his tactics, White will leave America with more friends than any English pub who ever visited our shores, and in this statement I have not forgotten Charlie Mitchell and other famous heavyweights. # * * I J Britt and Nelson Next. Britt, in accepting another battle with Nelson, did the proper thing. Nelson made by far the best showing against Britt of any of the men in the class, aud ought to be given hasty consideration. While it is still too early to discuss the outcome of an other clash between them, I am not backward in saying that unless Nelson has improved since he met the 'Frisco boy lie will have considerable trouble staying the 20 rounds next time. Britl has improved very little in science, but from the evidence adduced in the battle with White, he has acquired something of a punch, and it is safe to bet he will over look no chance to improve that which he needed most to make him the wonder of all the lightweights the ring has produced—a wallop. Two Champ's First Appearance. Two fighters who have since become known as champ ions started to climb the hill to ring fame about the same time. It was during the days that fighting was flourishing in Denver. Biddy Bishop was running a show and had to have a good preliminary but didn't have the money to pay for it. Time ran along until a few days before the night of the fights and Bishop w*.s beginning to worry, when one afternoon a short, stock chap came to him and in a rude manner asked for a chance. He insisted that he could de liver the goods and said that he would find another boy that would furnish the other part of the exhibition. He admitted that he would not scrap, but was willing to learn and had a pretty good impression that he had the stuff in him to make a champion of. His manner won confidence and he was told to get the other fellow. That evening he showed up with a son of Ham, black as the ace of spades, but rugged looking. He, too, admitted that he was green, but willing. He said that any way they wanted to split the money would suit him. I told them that there would be little in it, as the show did not look as if it was going to pan out well. Bishop agreed to do well by them if he did well himself If he lost they were to box for fun. This was agreed to, and the night of the show they appeared and put up one of the best bouts of the evening. Both showed they were stiff punchers and game to the core. After the fights were over they came around and asked me if they were to get anything. I told them that Bishop had lost money, and both went away without a word, ap parently happy. These two fighters turned out to be "Young Corbett" and "Young Peter .Jackson." When "Corbett" began to climb he began losing the roughness that he had that night, and developed into one of the most thorough little gentlemen the ring has ever seen. Jackson's ascension was not so rapid, but steadier, and today he is little changed from what lie was on that night. He was and is polite today, and, I believe, the easiest man in the world to manage. Jeff's Retirement. The retirement of Jeffries comes at a time when there copbftt's Gossip —** THE rKESS is no one in sight to meet the great Californian. He has heen fair to all that aspire to the highest honor known in the prize ring world. He has been as fair to the public as any of the heavyweights that ever lived, and is largely guided by public sentiment. Jeff realizes no doubt that for him to stay in the game it will mean his death. Ambitious big men knew that they would have na chance if they did fight their way to the top as long as he is in the game, and they have no incent ive to try. With Jeff out of the way there is a chance for everyone, and I believe that in the next 10 years several big men will be developed who will not only benefit the sport, but cause another boxing revival, unless legislation puts up the bars against all progress. Jei'f has never side-stepped a rival and since I knew him, and that dates back to when he was in my training cam]) learning the rudiments of the game, 1 have never heard of him trying to side-step a man of any size or any strength. HOOSIERS DRIVEN TO CIGARET SPEAK EASTS PEACE OFFICERS IN INDIANA SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME HUNTING DOWN VIOLATORS OF THE ANTI CIGARET LAW. INDIANAPOLIS, May 15— Nearly every peace officer ln the Hoosler state has <l"it hunting down bur glars, murderers and thieves, and is devoting all his time to the arrest of cigaret fiends, and Incidentally to the collection of foes. So fiercely Is tlie new anti-cigarct law enforced that the unfortunate devotee of the Utile white paper rolls has been driven to frequenting cigar et "speak-easles" in order to enjoy his favorite whiff. The law not only forbids the sale of the paper and tobacco, but holds JOHN W. PARKS, Father of the Anti-Clgaret Law. guilty as well the man who smokes one, or even has In his possession "tlie makin's." The line is from $25 to $simi and six months in jail. The maximum can be Inflicted for the third offense, and the costs are tacked upon the lino. The law has been a windfall for the village constable, the town mar shal or the little Hoosier city's chief of police. In some of the smaller places the constables pay small boys a fee for information as to the pos session of "the makin's." Strangers are the victims. Traveling men who have never heard of the law, and who Innocently proceed to "roll one," arc nabbed by the bewhlakered sleuth be fore he has a match lighted. Some of tlie pests even watch the trains and try to nab passengers who are en joying the forbidden luxury ln the smoking cars. Scientific Sleuths. The work of catching the "crimi nal" has become a science. The vil lage constable has a highly trained nose these days. The smoke from a cigaret he can smell a mile, while the odor from "tho makin's" is plain ly visible to his enlarged problscls, even through a double Strength suit case. His persistency has led to the open ing of the cigaret "speak-easy." A house in a secluded section is secur ed. The proprietor stocks up with TRAINMEN IN SESSION BUFFALO, N. V., May 15.— The seventh biennial convention of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the largest organization of railway employes In the world, began here today and probably will continue for two weeks. Matters of routine char acter were discussed at the opening session. Changes in the constitution and matters nffeetliig the insurance branch of the order arc the princi pal questions before the convention, the sessions of Which are secret. Xearly 1000 delegates and visitors are in attendance. BACKACHE Backache Is a very common afflic tion, and is caused by the nerves of the spinal column being affec ted. Dr. .Miles' Nervine will relieve tlie pain hy soothing, .strengthening and cur ing the nerves and equalising the nerve force. If firm bottle does not benefit, get your money back from your druggist. T. P. A. IN SAVANNAH SAVANNAH, Oa., May ll.—Com mercial travelers, "knights of the grip," are coming in on every train, and by this evening it is expected that the majority of those who are coming to attend the annual meeting of the National Travelers' Protective aaaoclatlon will have arrived. Nearly every state and territory of the Union Is represented among the delegates, who number more than 10U0 und "tho makin's," and awaits customers, The free citizen of tills liberty loving state, with a craving for "a Whiff," sneaks along the back streets and alleys like a burglar, lint down over eyes and coat collar turned up. He glides into the house, in which the blinds nre drawn nnd doors and Windows are locked. Once inside, he buys the material, or pays for the privilege, and Indulges in a smoke, in fear and trembling. Many stories of the experiences of Victims of tlie habit an' told. At a well known smoking emporium In Indianapolis It Is stated that a father of seven boys, who Is nn In veterate cigaret smoker, has enough cigaret papers on hand to paper a large room. The cigaret trust is ad vertising to send free seven honks of ctgaret papers to all who write for them. The inveterate smoker use.l the names of his seven hoys and wrote for the books, and he now has "volumes" to burn. An Interstate Traction car running from Indianapolis to Dayton, 0.. was well filled with men passengers the other day, hut despite the facl that tho tables wore strewn with news papers nnd honks, that the day was pleasant and the trip was In every way enjoyable, all the passengers seemed disconsolate. He Took No Chances. As the car nearer] Richmond one of the men began to look around and notice tilings. "Say, conductor," said lie, "let mc know when we strike the Ohio line." Tn due time tlie Ohio line wal "struck" and all eyes were turned on tlie traveler, all anxious to ascertain What In' intended to do at that mem orable spot. Their curiosity wns soon gratified, however, for a moment later he grabbed his valine and extracted from it ;i p:ick of cigaret paper and a pack age of tobacco. In less lime than It takes l.i t"ll it he had rolled a cigaret and was smoking contentedly. He was a generous fellow, however —a little whiff of a cigaret makes the whole smoking world kin, you know—and he passed the papers and tobacco among the other unfortu nates in the car, and soon all were enjoying the freedom of the hour, while clouds of cigaret smoke passed In waves above them. A flutter of excitement passed over the audience at the Orand opera house, the other night when Rose Stahl, who presents "The Chorus Lady," pulled a cigaret from her pocket and applied a lighted match to it. The people In the audience expect" ed to see some big, burly policeman rush onto the stage nnd lake posses sion of the charming actress for a violation of the cigaret law, hut no policeman came near, Tlie actress does not smoke the cigaret, merely lighting it ami hold ing it in her fingers for a few mo ments, then throwing it away. Anil then the question arises, "Is It a bona lide cigaret, after all?" many of whom ure accompanied by their wives and families. The forma] opening will take place tonight, when addresses of welcome and responses will be heard, and the regular busi ness of the convention will he taken up tomorrow morning, Florence Nightingale is 85 fScrlpps News Association.) London. May in. — Florencje Nightingale, the famous Crimean war nurse, wns showered wiih congratula tions today ou having reached hor eighty-fifth birthday. Th< re wora n number of callers at her residence, No. 10 South stroet, park Lane, all ot whom wen- received and although the health of tha venerable heroine is not of the hest. King Ed ward's congratulations, in the form of an autograph letter, were delivered to Mi ss Nightingale by special mes senger. Dispatches couched In fe licitous phrases were received also from noted men and women through out Knrope. CASTORIA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bough! Bears the Biguature of Ayers Cherry Pectoral. When threatened with con sumption. It controls the cough, allays inflammation, soothes, heals. Even in ad vanced cases, it sometimes cures, always relieves.iow.it "£«; THE AUDITORIUM H. C. HaywarJ. Mgr. Tel. M. 1241 TONIGHT and All Week, With Saturday Matinee Jessie Shirley co. Presenting "Fhe Man From Missouri" Prices: Lower floor, 50c nnd 40c; balcony, 25c; matinee, 25c and 10c. Avoid Trouble and hard work in your kitchen by cooking with gas. With a kitchen range there la wood to bring In or coal to carry up; dirt, soot and ashes to clean Out. The blue flame of the gas range replaces all this Inconvenience —■ tlie lire is ready at the striking of the match. Tlie cost of cooking with gas is less than the expense attached tt> a kitchen range. The most economical gas range on the market Is the Sellable. Come nnd let us show you one. Spokane Falls Gas Light Co. 806-810 Sprague Aye. ALMA GROCERY PHONE 693. Second and Cedar We certainly have the prices. Watch our ada. Potatoes, old, per 100 lb. sack $1.15 Potatoes, new, per lb 5c Lettuce, hot house 1b....20c Radishes, 3 bunches for 10c Onions, 4 bunches for.. . .5c Peas, 2 lbs 25c Beans, per lb 20c Cucumbers, each 20c Asparagus, home grown, lb. 10c Spinage, per lb 4c Burr-McMahon Co. Call for those little green stamps. Ml DID NOUS Wlhsira Yon ISony Ccraictars |j? 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(Incorporated.) 529 Riverside Avenue, Ground Floor. We have a half block of One 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 1300 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 nnd have enough ground so you would not trouble the neighbors. FOB SALE. Six-room modern house, on North Side, $1800; $100 cash, balance $2S month. Five-room new house, Stage ave nue, f 1300; easy terms. JAMES B. GRAY, Phone 320. 702 First Avenue. GOOD WHISKEY THE Corner Front and Milt, "NUF SED" Northern Ticket Office, 701 Riverside , Avenue. ~; s Phone Main 469. THE ROUTE OF THS PETER AJTO THS FAST MA IX.. EAST AND WEST TRAINS EVERY SAT 2 East bound: Leave, fast Mail 9:40 p. m. Leave, Tho Flyer 9:30 a. tn. Westbound: Leave, The Flyer 7:28 a, m, Lv., Puget Bound Kxpresa.. 8:00 p. m. For tickets and full lnformutloa call an or address H. BRANDT. C. P. T. A. MEW ENOLAHD UNDERTAKING COMPANY. Free Ambulnnce. rhono 272. Oppo site Postofflce. 208 Post. SPECIAL TEETH FREE Extracting, cleaning nnd examina tion FREE! during all this week. The Boston rainless Dentists will give tho lowest prices ever known in Spokane for strictly high class dental work. Don't put it off, hul come in at once. Good work at low prices, guaranteed for 10 years, has made n world wide reputation for the Boston Dentists, movi Riverside avenue. S TEETH Without PI4TF4 Bxtratlng and Examination Free Silver Filling's 35c, Oold Fillings 750 Oold Crowns , 93.00 Full Set Teeth $5.00 Bridge Work $3.00 Other dentists come nnd go, hut the Boston Dentists remain the same re- Itable, up to date dentists. Boston Painless Dentists, 810' i Riverside Aye, First Stairway Weit of Palaca store. Hours—K:;io n. in. to tt p, m. Sun day, |;M a. in. to 12:30 p. m. NEW AWT) SECOND HAND BICYCLES Complete Line of Tires and Supplies. Repairing, CALIFORNIA CYCLE CO., J. F. STACK, Prop. Tel. M. «10. Mil TRADERS' NATIONAL BANH OF SPOKANE, WASH. 1 at a Capital $200,01)0 Burplua and proflti 1130,009 Officer* Allied Coolldge, president; A. Kuhn, vice president; ('line. B. Kl tlnge, coahiar; J. Klmer West, nsslst ant cashier. Director* M, M. Cowley, Patrick Clark, James Monaghan, A. Kuhn, Al fred Coolldge, U. m. Druinhellor, J. Klmer WeaL Exchange National BanK Of BFOKAITE, WASH. Designated Depository United stntes. Capital $250,000.01) Burplus and undivided profits UTMtk.II E. J. Draft president! Charlea Sweeny, vice president! C. E. Mo liroom, cashier; VV. Al. Shaw, aaslut ant oaahler. TeL Mala 1448 2 FINE GOODS. FINE ADULT CASKETSS2S 12 Riverside.