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Published Every Evening Except Sunday. SCB.IPPS STEWS ASSOCIATION PB.ESS SERVICE. One cent per copy, six cents per week, twenty-tlve cents per month or (3 per year, delivered by carrier. No free copies. TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS —The Jnte when your subscription expires ta on the address label ot earn paper. When that date arrives, if your BUb •crlption has not apntn been paid In sdvar.ee, your name is taken from the Hal. A change of date on the address label Is n receipt. City subscribers who fall to receive their copy of The Tress before 6;J" O'clock "p. m will confer a favor by reporting such to Main 375. €16 Front avenue. Telephone Main 375. Postoffice Box 4. Base Ball, King of All Athletic Games. The widespread and vigorous assault that is being made on the Rugby game of football as it is played today is unparalleled in the history of that popular branch of sport. Led by the president of the United States and ably leconed by college professors, coaches and other eminent authorities in playing rules is inevitable. It is a coinci dence that at the very height of its greatest popularity the game should be more widely denounced than ever before. Columbia college is the most conspicuous institution of learning to place a ban on the gridiron game, although many lesser schools have also barred it as bruttal and demoralizing. Horse racing, hedged about by tricky gamblers, touts, crooked races, the evils of the betting ring and a demoralizing turf war, is practically wiped off the map of the country. The favorite diversion of kings has lapsed into a state of decay from which it probably will never revive in this country. Wrestling, which once enjoyed a fleeting popularity, has passed from public view, largely because the public that pays the price of all forms of athletic sport was duped until the inevitable revolt came and the men who had gained reputations as fakers were forced into an obsurity from which on attempt has been made to rescue them. The prize fighting game survives, but more as a relic of better days than as a "square" sport, conducted along the original lines of "let the best man win." With the exception of California and Penn sylvania, practically all the states have enacted statutes making it a criminal offense to hold a prize fight within their borders. Tho reason is plain. Prize fighting fell largely into the control of unscrupulous managers and promoters who thought more of dollars and less of dis honor than they did of public confidence. The prize fighting game traveled a crooked path to a well-deserved end. But base ball has survived the "tide of the years" and grown stronger in the effections of the followers of the game than ever before. The men who are fostering it have sought to keep it free from the evils which beset the path of every professional game. Rowdyism on tho diamond has practically been eliminated, very few umpires suffer ill treatment unless at the hands of indignant but ill-advised fans, the charge of faking is never made against base ball and the only real Haw in the almost perfect record of the game is that the home team occa eion-lly is beaten oy the other tellows. Are Women Dragging England Down? The plague of poverty which has fallen upon England is attributed by one of the greatest of English sociologists to the extravagance and idleness of the women. Thus has it been since the days of Adam. If things go well, men take the credit all to themselves; but when things go wrong, women must bear the blame. The literature of England, which reflects that nation's prosperity and glory for centuries and the wonderful character of its men, leaves its women as an unregarded and unimportant quantity. There really is a good deal to be said for the theory that it is mainly the middle class woman who is responsible for the deterioration of the English fiber. But in admitting this, the woman must first be credited with a large share of the glory for having made England great. Yes, It ls not too much to say that it was the middle class wife and mother who made England great—and any other nation that ever had greatness got it largely from the same source. The woman of the "middle class" is the wellspring of virtue and honor, of industry and aspiration of any land. Her devotion and patience put heart into her husband; her ex ample and teaching cieate a splendid race of sons; and provide her daughters with a pattern of what a wife and mother ought to be. When the woman of the "middle class" weakens, tho moral nur ture and conscience of the nation in every department of its life weak ens with it. It seems to be true that there is a large section of middle class English women—a section growing larger—which cares for nothing but to ape the follies and affect the silly manners of the upper class. They try to dress upon an income of £1000 a year in the same style as women who have that amount for their dress allowance alone. They spend their time in flouncing around and trying to be fashion able. "They think It smart,- 'according to a London paper, "to treat their husbands as mere acquaintances, and to have other men hanging about their cheap-imitation skirts." Personal service In England has got beyond all reasonable bounds. An alarming number of women pretend they cannot do anything for themselves, and there is created a huge class of menials who are living on the stupid vanity of their mistresses and depriving the community of the real work they might be, and ought to be doing. The helpless "upper class," which could not exist if it did not Inherit an income, which could not get Itself dressed or its dinner cooke- or its home kept clean w thout servants, is an object of pity cot unmixed with scorn. The idle woman If a stagnant pool from which emanate deadly •ocii-1 diseases. "The elasticity of the neck and Meriwether's arm and knuckles," Medical Director Ames testified, "would have made it Impossible to give Midshipman Branch hemorrhage of the brain." It is this elasticity of the knuckles, etc., no* doubt, that saved Meriwether from serious injury every time he handed Branch a clout on the jaw. Helpful thought: Senators Burton and Mitchell are senators for »' that. most respectful and Indulgent monarch, if he knows what's good for him. Slower, are going to be barred at the opening of congress. Also, ■/Ultore to the Beuate gallery ought to be searched for stale eggs. Entered at Spokane. Wash., as • •nd class matter. LAKE HEROES DISCARDED IN OLD AGE A LAKE LIFE SAVING CREW SNAPSHOTTED AS THEY DASH THROUGH HOUGH WATER. The recent terrible storm on the great lakes, in which 41 lives were lost and 43 ships wrecked with a property damage of $3,250,000, re vives interest in the government life savers, who distinguished themselves greatly. The loss of life would have been double had it not been for the bravery and skill of these men who risked their own lives. Ono crew alone saved 21 lives in one day. It is unpleasant to learn that a life saver is discarded by the gov ernment when he roaches an age limit or is disabled. While they work they get $03 a month, out of which they must pay for their liv- MODERN CRIMES We used to read of "stealthy crime," but today crime is bold, self-confident and proceeds to its hideous work with a recklessness that indicates a feeling of perfect security. In most crimos of late we are likely to find a man grown weary of bonds the law ignores, but nev ertheless bonds so strong that only the rod hand of murder can break them. When a woman is attacked by a footpad or some hyena of the night, she almost invariably fights furiously her poor, weak, woman's fight against her strange assailant —her strange assailant, mark you. Hut how many victims havo been found done to death without the sign of a struggle after evens prov ing in nearly every case that the assassin had been known, often loved by the unfortunate one? The woman who gives her whole self in true love to a man, whether the giving be legalized or whether it is denounced by both church and state, it is still a proof of confi dence; but in the case of sinful love the woman's trust must bo ab solutely limitless, for in the man's loyalty is her sole shelter from the whole condemning world. Can any horror then, known to human nature, equal that moment of immeasurable anguish, when alone with him in some chill, lone ly place, he turns upon her sud denly and she sees not love, but savage murder in his eyes? Be wildered, dismayed, sick with the very agony of fear, she stands par alyzed, as piteously helpless as the dumb sheep who halts one last sec ond outside the shambles. And in that second of time, be tween her recognition of peril and THOROUGHLY AROUSED "Agnes looks dreadfully bad. My, how thin she has grown." "Doesn't she realize her condition? Hasn't she done anything to save herself?" "Oh, yes, indeed. She consulted her doctor yesterday and she changed dressmakers a month ago." ing and clothing. They are re* rpiired to take an examination an nually. The slightest permanent injury, even though sustained while on duty calls for a discharge. Not even their wives and children are pensioned in case of death of life savers. / The Spokane Stamp Works, In the post office building, is the only factory in the Pacific northwest equipped with machines and tools for making anything in their line, from a rubber stamp to a brass sign. Worley for signs. BY CLARA MORRIS the closing of the clutching hand upon her, what passes through her mind? Pitying heaven, who knows! Perhaps she sees a picture of their first meeting; perhaps she sees herself a child flying in ter ror to the safety of her mother's arms; perhaps she wonders how the sea is so near, when it is the thundering of her own blood that is in her ears! And so the dark ness comes upon her, lit only by those murderous eyes that used to look love at her —and another body is found dead, with no marks of a struggle, and no wonder, dear God! no wonder! Emile Zola —who did not seek the sower and gutter from love of foulness, but from a desire to sound a warning and teach a les son, has in one of his terrible books dealt with this very subject. It is the wretched hero's secret thta he knows himself to bo suhi ject to homicidal mania. This vic tim of inherited vices, this poten tial murderer is beset with tempta tions. Even the sight of blood from an injured animal arouses his mad lust for killing. At last he turns upon the woman ho loves. She, knowing herself without fault toward him, when she sees mad murder in his face, stands immo bile, her piteous wonder greater even than her agony of fear, since with terror-strained eyes, her stam mering stiff lips, helplessly repeat again and again, until the end, one heart-rending word—"Why? Why? WHY?" Ah, it is hideous! Can a thou sand years of Miltonian or Dan tosque hell equal the anguish of that last moment of life in the wo man murdered by tho man she trusts? THE SPOKANE PRESS. AITO MEET IN PARIS (Scrlpps News \ssoelntlon.» PARIS, Dec. 11.—The interna tional automobile conference called by the Automobile club of France, opened hero today and will last all week. Delegates from nearly every civilized country are here and the public is displaying great interest in the event. The Automobile club of America is represented by J. Howard Johnson and William F. Hgoan. Roth are members of the club and have been residents of Paris for several years. Mr. John son is already well acquainted with the diplomacy of automobile meth ods, as he has been the alternate for America in the recent Gordon- Bennett cup race conferences and competitions. NO FUNERALS ON SUNDAYS Rev. Henry I. Rasmus has start ed a movement to put an end to Sunday funerals, and will ask all the ministers of the city to join with him. He gives as reason that Sunday is a day for all to attend church and that a funeral takes up too much time. NEW CATHEDRAL FOR EPISCOPALS There is some talk of building a new church in the place of the old All Saints' at the corner of First avenue and Jefferson street. It is admitted by Dean Alfred Lock wood that a new building is need ed. There is also some talk of sell ing the present site and securing a new one in another part of the city. N. Y. BASEBALL CLUB MEETING (Scrlpps News Association.! NEW YORK, Dec. 11—The an nual meeting of the stock holders of the New York Baseball club will be held in the office of the com pany in Jersey City this afternoon. A new board of directors and other officials for the ensuing year will bo elected. . WASHINGTON PHILATHELISTS (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 11.— The stamp collectors of this city have been invited to meet today at the Young Men's Christian Asso ciation building for the purpose of organizing a society to be known under the name of Washington I'hiladelphic society. COOK TRIAL OPENS (Scrlpps News Association.) BLUFFTON, Ind., Dec. 11.—The trial of Otto Cook, the last of the six persons charged with the mur der of Preston Sanderson, opened here today. Two of the accused have already been found guilty and havo been sentenced to imprison ment for life. It is claimed by the state that the evidence against Cook is stronger than against the other two. Ernest Sanderson, the last one of the convicted, will be called as witness against Cook. A street cleaner In Peru, Ind., found diamonds valued at $3000. The importance of this find lies in the fact that the world learns mere is an American town whose streets are cleaned. Backache is a very common afflic tion, an ) is otlUMd by tha nerves of the ■pins) column Ik-Ihk affected, lir. Miles Nervine will relievo the puln by soothing, Strengthening nnil cur inn the nerves nnd equalizing Ihe nerve force, If first bottle, does Rot benefit, cet your money back from youi druggist BACKACHE SPOKANE THEATER NEW CARDINALS TO BE CREATED ROME, Doc. 11.—The convoca tion of cardinals and prelates which meets at the Vatican today is the first consistory called by Pius X since December of last year. As customary it will be se cret and will bo followed by a public consistory on Thursday. The chief reason assigned for the long MOST ANYTHING A Word from Josh Wise: It makes me sore t' think th't we spank children th't ain't old enough t' know right an' wrong an' don't spank mon an' women th't are old enough. Chas. M. Schwab wishes to go to the United States Senate. Every now and then we hear something that increases our regard for John D. Rockefeller. Ho never had any such low desires. "Did Harold Foolson propose to the other evening?" "No, bet I think ho was just about to do so and lost his nerve." "Too bad. Nobody'll every pro pose to you unless he has nerve." Yes, why doesn't Mr. Cortelyou ask the life insurance companies BARBARIC BEDECKING OF THE VULGAR RICH NEW YORK, Doc. B—-This woman ls wearing 1181,000 worth of jewelry. Here's the list of 'em. Stomach*! of diamonds and pearls ~, $75,000 Tiara of diamonds and emeralds 50,000 Dog collar of diamonds, rubies and pearls 15,000 Rope of Roman pearls 10,000 Bracelet Of pearls and diamonds 5,000 Seveu rings of diamonds, pearls, sapphires, rubies and emer alds and tUfQOIM 4,000 Total f 181,000 Free for Ladies Only. Wednesday Afternoon, December 13 At 2:30 O'ClOCk, A Bclontlnc Xisctnre on Beauty Cul ture and Facial Blemishes by PBOF. CBI3TIOH, Paris, Prance L&tS of the Paris Academy of Sciences. Beauty Specialist to Mines. Bern hardt, L« Tour, Pattl and Assisted by one of tho most beauti ful women of her a go, MBIE. MAY, B. D.. Wednesday Afternoon's Lecture la Tree — Thursday Afternoon's Admis sion, 50 cents. delay is that the pope was hoping that some arrangement could be made with tho French government for the filling of the many vacan cies among the French sees. The pope hesitated to tho last moment, but finding, himself disappointed, finally called the consistory which was to select some additional mem bers of the sacred college. to make up that $11,000,000 deficit in the postoffice department? A H V MAIDEN. A 17 year old girl won a piano in a husking contest at Sterling, 111. She husked 125 bushels of corn in nine hours. Yes, yes, she was that kind of a girl. Hetty Green has loaned the city of Now York $3,000,000 in the last three mouths. Maybe that's why the New York papers make fun of her. But nobody can say the papers have any fun at her expense. "Bad habits are generally very expensive." "Yes, that's why a whole lot of people think they're bad." MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 190?. WASHINGTON THEATER WEEK STARTING DEC. 11, '05. Another Strong Bill of Polite VAUDEVILLE Engagement Extraordinary GREGORI S ROYAL ITALIAN BAND THE NEWSBOYS QUARTETTE and Many Other Features. Threo Performances Daily at 2:00, 7:00 and 9:00 p. m. EVERY SATURDAY CHILDREN'S DAY. Admission, 15c; Reserved seatn, 25c. THE AUDITORIUM H. C Hayward. Mgr. Tel. M. Ittk Jessie Shirley co. Tonight nnd All Week With Saturday Matinee, presenting My Friend From India Prlcea—Lower floor, 600 and 40e| balcony, 25c; matinee, 26a and 10a SPOKANE THEATRE Joseph Petrich, Mgr. Tel. M. 344. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 and 13. HERE'S THE REAL SHOW, "THE JOLLY GIRLS" Presenting "An Honest Politi cian," In two acts; also introduo ing the latest European novelty Mile. Glorine and Her Radium Girls Produced under the personal di rection of Harry Clark. Prices: 75c, 50c and 25c. Seat sale Monday, 10 a. m. 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