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"JOHN OLIVER HOBBES" GN WORKING GIRL PROBLEM STRIKING INTERVIEW WITH T HE FAMOUS AUTHORESS. MRS. CRAIGIE. ON THE GIRL WH O WORKS FOR A LIVING—FORC ED INTO CIVIL LIFE BECA USE "THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH MEN TO WORK FOR THEM'—WHERE THERE IS AN IDLE MISTRESS THERE EXISTS THE SERVANT GIRL PROBLEM. fii By Eva Dean. Mrs. Craigie was dressing for the opera. The room in which I wait ed was fragrant With the odor of flowers — mostly yellow ones. On the writing table lay a gold-han dled pen. over which a larger cork handle had been slipped. I won dered if it were the pen of John Oliver Hobbes. I recalled the authoress as I had seen her a few days before, when she was trying to extricate herself from the dreadful situation of hav ing invited friends to luncheon and forgotten it. I remembered her clear youthful complexion. Her brwon eyes and hair had exactly shaded with the rich tones of the niink coat and hat sTie wore. 1 un derstood why the flowers were yel low. But this time she was gowned in gray. An empire coat of squir rel trimn.Sd with ermine, complete ly covered the evening toilette. Her gray chip hta — yes, chip — was ■imply trimmed with plumes and a few dull pink roses under the brim. Mrs. Craigie is srTghtly under me dium height. Her manner was Simple, earnest and direct; her personality charming, and free from the least trace of aloofness. She began at once to speak of the working girl, whose welfare the authoress has so closely at heart. WHAT MRS. CRAIGIE SAID ABOUT WORKING GIRL. "It makes me so impatient." she; declared, with her fascinating English accent, "to have people al ways worrying over the working girl, as though she were the only one in danger. Why don't they worry about the rich girl, too? There is no difference in the girls. The only difference is in their BITS Of IIORMtST m Walla Walla has invested in a street sweeper. Lewiston postoffice receipts for 1905 will show a gain of 5o per cent. lowa capitalists will investigate Bnnnytldfl as a suitable location for a cannery and vinegar factory. I Alex Johnson, a Yakima Indian, Citizens of Ellensburg have or- has been arrested, accused of hold ganized a company for the purpose ing up and robbing Mrs Harry E. of raising sugar Beets. Capital,, Wile.y at Union Gap, south of Ya sls,ooo. ' kinia. The body of J. Edwin Hughes, the Yakima suicide, will be em balmed and shipped to Minneapolis for burial. S. A. Waller was elected mayor of Milton, Ore., yesterday by the largest vote ever polled in the city. United States Judge Wm. Hunt yesterday denied the application of G A. McParland rur a receiver for the Largey Lumber company of Butte. Kay McKay, wanted in LaCrosse, Wis., on a charge of swindling Hi ram Ooddard out of $100,000 on a land deal, was arrested in Seattle Toast the brilliant beauty of your lady in a brimming, sparkling bumper of URBANA WINE CO.'S GOLD SEAL America's Best. Possesses * pungency, bouquet and sparkling bead equaled by no other. All the delicious qualities of the French pro duct at half the cost. Special Dry—for the ladies —Brut for the connoisseur. Sold by all leading grocers and wine merchants. Urbana Wine Company, • Urbana, N. V., Sole Maker. Continental Distributing Co. background and education. There are as many dangers for one as for the other, tha one because she is rich, the other because she is poor, and the dangers to both are great. "It is just a question of girls. And it is the individual soul of the girl, at that, that I am interested in. 1 have no scheme for girls in groups. You can't reach any of them by standing up in a pulpit. Hut I would like to know how they , feel toward those who come with | the avowed purpose of helping I them. "Yes, women's getting out into civil life will change them. I am afraid it will ma«.e them harder. But how can it bo helped? They are forced out. There are not eonugh men to work for them if they would. If they don't stop hav ing these wars that kill off the men. I don't know what will hap pen to us. Business vs. Domesticity. "I do think the independence of a business life unfits women for domesticity more than it does men. All girls lii.c to be independent. And they like good clothes and good times, only they care so little for food. And they must be well to be plucky. "But not all women naturally prefer a domestic fife, it is the same with men and it has always been so. All Women Should Work. "The fact that so many women of means have nothing to do is unquestionably a great source of trouble In this country. Everyone should have some work or some charity. In England it is very dif ferent. There every woman wants to do something—and you are a democratic country, too. And we are supposed to be an aristocratic one. "I have noticed that in those yesterday. He says he will have no trouble in proving his inno cence. The annual meeting of the Paci fic Coast Lumber company was held yesterday at Tacoma. Ev erett H. Griggs was elected presi dent. Councilman Wm. Olailford of Walla Walla has brought suit against D. C. Holland, proprietor of the Evening Statesman, for $10,- --000. Mr. Glassford alleges defama tion of character. A special train bringing a crowd from Burk and other towns to see the Britt-Nelson fight pictures at Wallace was forbidden to enter the town on acccMnt of diphtheria be ing epidemic up the canyon. James Rozzdlla, a miner, is en tombed in the Springville mine near Mullan, a cave-in shutting off escape. Tho man is still alive and a large force of men are in the rescue gang. Mayor Wright of Tacoma vetoed the Independent telephone fran chise yesterday. It is believed the veto will be ssutained in the coun cil, although the franchise was granted by a unanimous vote. W. C. Erin and Frank Hedin, two miners employed IB the Morning mine at Mullin, Idaho, were badly injured by an explosion yesterday. Erin will probably lose his eye sight. Hedin's injuries are also serious. I'otlatch, the new town being built in the Palouse country by the Potlatch Lumber company, is boom ing, more than 400 men now being employed erecting new buildings. The principal building, a new saw mill, will be the largest in the In land empire. houses where they have trouble with servants, the mistress is idle. If she were busy with a work of her own the servants would make no trouble; they would have a dif lerent feeling toward her. "Why certainly I think girls' clubs are good things. They keep the girls in touch with one an CORBIN GETS HIS FRANCHISE UNANIMOUSLY As foreshadowed by The Press a few days ago, the city council last night passed the ordinance of the International railroad unanimously over the veto of Mayor Daggett. A large crowd of business u»n at tended the meeting. Councilman Haines stated that he was opposed to the ordinance, but on account of the great public sentiment in favor of it he would vote for it over the veto. LOT FOR NEW FIRE STATION The lot at the corner of Eighth avenue and Maple street was pur chased by the city com miKSioners. The lot will be used for the new Cannon Hill flre sta tion which is to be erected within the near future. TOOK SHOES OF THE GOVERNOR George Rodgers was fined $30 and costs In tlie police court yes terday for stealing -a suit of clothes and a pair of shoes from the trav elers on the North Coast Limited which arrived in the city yesterday morning. When he was arrested it was found the shoes had been taken from under tlie berth of Gov. John A. Johnson of the state of Minnesota. LAYING STEEL ON THE ISLAND Tho Spokane & Inland electric line began track laying yesterday in Union Park, and the end of day saw the steel down for about four blocks. The work will go right ahead from this time and if the weather continues favorable miles of the track will yet be laid this winter. WILL INCREASE ITS CAPITAL (Scrlpps News Association.) XE WYORK, Dec. 13. — The stockholders of the Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph company are holding a special meeting here today to consider and approve the proposition to increase the capital stock of the company from $1,000,- --000 to $30,000,000. The money is to be used to extend the business of the company. EXHAUSTED BKAIN is a fruitful cause of paresis, paraly sis, epilepsy. Insanity, etc. Tlie early symptoms are headache, sleepless ness, Irritability, etc., nnd the pre vention and permanent cure of all such disorders ls Dr. Miles' Restora tive Nervine. At druggists. If first bottle fails to benefit, money back. other and foster party spirit. The only trouble is that women are so apt to force their opinions upon others. As soon as a woman de cides it is best for her not to mar ry, she wants to shut up everyone else to keep them from doing it. Women in Civil Strife. "It is the greatest question of the age, this question of women in civil life. But there arc many positions in which they give better satisfac tion than men. As secretaries, for example, they have been found more discreet, and they are regu lar in their habits and faithful in their work. But they do a great wrong when they take less for their work than men would take. And as long as they do that it will be very hard to do anything for them." Just here the manreurist was an nounced. "Now, here is a work men couldn't do at all," Mrs. Crai gie observed as the girl took her hand. "I don't know, but I am afraid it is all going to result in men's becoming more idle—heaven knows they work hard enough now, poor souls." DOCK READY FOR THE KIP (Scrlpps News Association. 1 BALTIMORE, Md., Dee. 13. — Preparations for the starting of the big steel Boating dry dock Dewey, now at Solomon's Island, Chesa peake bay, on its interesting jour ney to Manila, are nearly complet ed. J. D. Wood, a tug master of Norfolk, has been engaged by the navy department to take charge of the trip and is now here, super intending the last preparations. The Dewey is an enormous floating dry dock, large enough to accomo date the largest battleships of the American navy. It will be taken to Manila to remain there perma nently. The great hulk cannot be steered, for no constructor has been able to devise a rudder big enough to shape a course for the dock on its 14,000 mile voyage. So the dock is to be held on its course solely by the towing power of the three great colliers, Glacier, Caesar and Brutus, the whole under command of Captain Fullam, U. S. N. The towing line will be one and a half miles long. Navar officers believe the Dewey can be towed about 100 miles a day and allow about throe or four month for the trip via the Suez canal. GOV. GOODING ON HIS STATE Governor Gooding is in New York and is letting the people of that section of the country know some thing about Idaho. In an inter view yesterday the governor said: "We are proud, of course, to have the largest and most formid able ship in the navy named after ou rstate. At the same time we know and don't mind saying that the state is worthy of the battle ship, "in sugar beet cultivation, for in stance, Idaho will soon be the lead ing state. "In the northern part of the state we have tho largest tract of white pine In this country, and we also have extensive forests of yellow pine." COLLIN STATES THAT HE GOT BOSY AFTER GRAND JORY HAD ADJOURNED County Commissioner Dean yes terday afternoon "corrohorated" County Commissioner Collin in his testimony In the prosecution ol George M. " Nethercutt on the charge of blackmail. Collin yesterday had explained that the reason why he did not lay the alleged transaction of Nether THE SPOKANE PRESS TO ABOLISH CANAL COMMISSION W/XjtNGTON, T>. ft, Dec. 13.— , Representative Mann introduced a bill today proposing to abolish the canal commission and authorize the president to put the work un der some government department, ;aiso the Panama railroad. Allison, of the committee on appropriations, announced his committee thought $11,000,000 enough tor the canal. He would ask the senate to recon sider tomorrow. Root attended the ; meeting of the committee on for eign affairs of the senate and dis ! cussed the bill for the reorganb.a --| tion of the consular and diplomatic ! service and asked that provision be j made for the position of minister MERCHANTS SAID TO FAVOR NEW RAILROADS This morning a Spokane business man was approaching local merch ants to learn their feelings on the contribution of the $400,000 bonus asked for by the promoters of the Bellingham railroad. From reports much encouragement was given the gentleman. There is also another rumor that the new road may be connected with the proposed Spokane & Co lumbia River road at the mouth of the Spokane river. J. J. Donovan, who spoke to the chamber of commerce yesterday 01 HI per am to pona now (Srrlpps Nows Asaoclatlon.) NE WYORK, Dec. 13.—John K. Core, actuary of the Prudential, was the first witness in the Insur ance investigation. Gore read statements showing that since his company entered business the total premiums re ceived were $267,000,000; paid out in benefits. $92,000,000; surplus In-, eluding $£,006,000, capital $13,850,- --000. He said over 90 per cent had been paid to policy Holders in divi dends. HOLLWAY ACCEPTS Sergeant George Hollway of the Spokane police, has accepted the position of superintendent of Asso ciated Charities. He will tender his resignation from the police force to tack effect at once. Who will succeed him is not yet known. Detective McPhce is the next in line. Mr. Hollway has been on the po lice force for a number of years, and the officers regret that ho will no longer be with them. (Scrlpps Ni>ws Association.) ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 13. — Dispatches say the peasants cap tured the fortress at Riga while the Lithunians control the city. Officers dare not go on the streets in uniform. cutt on Aug. 20 before the grand jury, which adjourned and was dis charged some weeks later, was thai he was without "corroboration," as he had been advised. Collin or | cross-examination stated that he had commenced consultation re gardlng the prosecution of Nether | cutt on the blackmail charges on REBELS to Norway. Taft, Wright and Edwards and a number of the representatives of sugar interests appeared before the house committee on ways and means and discussed the Philip pine tariff. Cannon referred to election com mittee No. 3 the contest from Ha waii of Curtis P. Laukea against Jonah K. Kalanianacle. Tillman is after the scalp of Sec retary Bishop of the canal commis sion. Bishop was a former news paper man. His salary is $10,000 per year. Tillman says the man is useless and the salary is extrava gant. was asked whether the Bellingham road would be connected with the Spokane & Columbia River road and stated: "I don*. luiow anything about, the other road. If it is built, there is a possible chance that the two roads may use the same tracks from the Columbia river to Spo kane. My idea Is to run the Bel lingham road up the Spokane, and a great deal of money could be saved by using the other tracks." Mr. Donovan states that, the Bel lingham people will have no trou ble in raising their $1,000,000. tIISS ALICE wm (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13.— The following announcement was made from the White House this afternoon: "President and Mrs. Roosevelt announce the engage -1 ment of Miss Alice Roosevelt to Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati. . The wedding will take place the ; middle of February." CANINONO'S NAME IS WITHDRAWN (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13 — President has withdrawn the nom ination of Miles Cannon for regis ter of the land office at North Ya kima, Wash., on protest from Sen ators Ankeny and Piles. The presi dent nominated Cannon on recom mendation of Richard, lad commis sioner. 15. nun DISAPPEARS (Scrlpps News Assoclntton.) "WOOSTER, Ohio, Dec. 13. — Grace Taggart has left Ohio with her boys. The divorce decree or dered her to remain in this coun ty. This afternoon Judge Eason refused to say whether she is in contempt, of court. Hhe where abouts are unknown. tho "Monday following the ad journment, of the grand Jury." At least one "corroborative" wlt l ness has been found since the grand jury adjourned to assist the j "purchasing agent" of the county jin his prosecution of Nethercutt. The case and trial are to be re sumed before Justice Stocker to | morrow. BRONCHITIS I Cured by Dr. Ball's Cough Syrup. This dangerous throat disease often loads to more serious and fatal diseases ii not cured promptly in its first stages by DR. BULL S COUGH SYRUP I have j vat gotten over a severe ease of bronchitis, due to riding on the surface, cars which were so crowded, compelling - mo to stand on the platform. I was un-1 able to speak for several days, and I owe I my recovery to Dr. Bull's Oough Byrup. I Jessie Schulte. 1207 Lexington. New York. < SAMPLE SENT FREE We want rem to hare absolute confi dence in Dr. Bull's Cough Hrrup. and will send you a sample free, if you will write for ft and mcn»'on this paper. A. 0. MHYER A Cu.. Baltimore. Md. TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE. The substitute which a dealer may tir to sell you for Dr. Ball's Oough Byrup fa simply a cheaply put up cough mixture that pars a better profit. Consider youi health. Get only the old reliable Dr. Bull's Oough Syrup. Price, ate., sou. and Si.uo. 50c a Full Quart Bfr. assay's, &&M ©nally PORT WINE TONIC $1 Per Half Gallon Phone Main 731. 121 Howard Street and Cor. Mill nnd Sprague. THE ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENT' THE STAGE those with I ARTISTIC ~ ] By Frances Gilbreath Ingersoll. "A Chicago woman leaves her home, husband and children to be come a concert singer because her 'artistic temperament' unsuits her for home life." Well, when a woman gets on that track, sho has got a first class ticket on a toboggan slide right to the devil. Kve never realized that she had an "artistic temperament" until that, same fellow suggested a fig leaf apron; and all the twaddle hbout "soul culture," "heart sym pathy" and the "higher cult." are just frills tO that same old fig leaf. This woman saw no beauty in the face of a child; she hoard no music in childish laughter; no chord vibrated to tho magic of "mother;" no atom of her being could respond to the love of an honest man — "artistic tempera ment"? Bah! she had no more of the divine afflatus than the slug that crawls Its slimy U\igth over the perfect rose. And sho abandoned all this —for what? Ask the slums —the divorce courts, the worse than motherless children — the outcast and pariah. Ood know what He was about when He made women to be moth ers. The lowliest peasant who knows not how to spell her name, but suddles her baby at her breast; the homeliest "frump" who fits her plodding feet to those of the little ones tugging at her skirts; the wo man who knows no "rights" but the rights of her children to clean souls in healthy bodies; the wife whose "sphere" Is bounded on the north, south, east and west by her WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 1905. GENUINE Sold Son SpofluiSM husband; these aro as the pictured "Madonna" beside tho posters oj a third rato "variety star." It is only a matter of choice! whether God or tho devils adds thq "artistic." touches. How'd you Hlto to bo working oh the I'anama canal? MJtWHIIS Ladles piny billiards and poof every day and evening at Pflateo billiard parlor. Count, over on your fingers tha men of character, Influence and standing In your neighborhood;! you will find that they all carry a bank account; that's the whole se cret. 1 The 2 per cent Interest, allowed in our checking department will amount to $1000 by December 1, making a total of over $ir>oo cred ited the past year. Let us enroll you for the ensuing year. Open Saturday evenings from fl to 8 o'clock. Spokane & Eastern Trust Co. ELECTRIC MOTORS Speed Controllers and Machine Repairing JAS. F. STACK Plmnn RIO BIC Free Delivery. 17 nivP'-M" »«-»ni|J; MEM ANDWOMEIiV ftm I to | fl| ts^H Ml 10 iwirurt miltwChuikmOi . • :bu «««,TiiO»iii nations, iMUtioui OT uUmtttutt* vf nncoii MombrftawJ ftttniAM, aod not utita. f«nt or pottonoat. tr mm** mw »r««vt»t% 1 or Mat Id pUio wr*p»t», v br oiproM, pr«p*i4, lot •100. ortboltlrotl T6.