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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
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
"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
most respectful and Indulgent monarch, if he knows what's good for
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
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-
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
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
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
"Agnes looks dreadfully bad. My, how thin she has grown."
"Doesn't she realize her condition? Hasn't she done anything to
"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
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
Worley for signs.
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!
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?
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
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
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.
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
N. Y. BASEBALL
(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. .
(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
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
Backache is a very common afflic
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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
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
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
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
But nobody can say the papers
have any fun at her expense.
"Bad habits are generally very
"Yes, that's why a whole lot of
people think they're bad."
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 190?.
WEEK STARTING DEC. 11, '05.
Another Strong Bill of Polite
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