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It marks out distinctly the line between rate injustice and the rights cf the people, and exactly at that point establishes a genuine power to torrect wrongs. It lifts from the long suffering public the burden of protest and Appeal against injustice, and puts upon the railways the task of show ing, if they can, that justice is not good. It emphasizes and puts into practice the principle that government fend law are not maintained fur the benefit of railways, at the expense Df the people, but for the sake of justice to the people and the railways UUite. In giving to the Interstate Commerce Commission all the rate- Tegulating power contemplated by the constitution, the full force will |>c applied where it can be effective. If wrong chances to be done against the railroads, they are not to be without protection and redress in the courts —as the people are Jdow without it while infamous wrongs are continually heaped upon Ithem. The railways have secured protection in the constitutional safe guard that no rate reduction shall be imposed upon them which will jbave tne effect of confiscation of their property. What the constitution also contemplates, and what some such Jam- as this will effect, is that the people of this country shall no longer fcave business enterprises choked and confiscated by evcessive railway rates arbitrarily regulated in the interest of a few railroad gamblers in [Wall-st. A better bill than the Dolliver bill may come. But this bill serves the purpose of making clear to every thinking mind the issue between !tbe intrenched wrongs of the railways and the inherent rights of the B?eople. England's Birth Rate. The English registrar general's announcement that the birth rate in England during the last half of 1905 is the lowest on record, is pretty fcure to stir up fresh lamentations. » Outcries against low birth rate, however, do not appear to have Ibad much effect in the past, nor will they in the future. The English people are beginning to realize that modern civiliza tion, about which orators talk such sonorous rubbish, has its disadvan tages. It sometimes developes some very unnatural conditions, from isome of which England is now suffering. The natural course Is for young men to marry early and have flarge families —10 or a dozen children not being beyond reason. It is Jdue to unnatural social and industrial conditions that they put off "marrying until they are between 30 and 40, and then to be content with one child. But what is the result of trying to be unnatural under unnatural t-onditions? Look at the awful misery of the London slums. Read about the enormous number of poor clerks who apply for any position <hat is advertised. These are results of a population already crowded far beyond the industrial room for it under England's present indus trial system. i The hordes of unemployed, the fierce struggle for existence, the overflowing of the almshouses, the crowding of the insane asylums, the ihighest of rates, the lowness of wages—all these are results of thought- Jess people following the "natural" course under unnatural conditions and filling their homes with children whom they cannot afford to keep. There is plenty of room in England for more people if they were properly distributed. But unjust land laws have forced the people irom the soil and filled to overflowing the cities which already were Itoo closely packed. England need not worry over a declining birth rate until she has Shown herself better able to provide employment and comfort for the population she now has. The Failure of John R. Walsh. The failure of John R. Walsh, the Chicago banker, promoter and points a moral if it does not adorn a tale. Walsh was a banker who did not follow the first principle of bank fong—the principle that public funds entrusted to his care must not be Aised by the banker In his privte business. Walsh violated the law also, i Th e law says a national bank shall loan only a certain percentage *o a single borrower Walsh's bank paid no attention to this law. It loaned money galore to Walsh's private enterprise. Walsh also totally disregarded the law restricting loans made to the directors of a national !lank. Walsh went money mad. He was not content to be a prosperous banker. He wanted to own «oal mines, and stone quarries and railroads and newspapers. Besides— Walsh was deep in corrupt politics. He wanted deposits of public funds and got them. His bank was a head center for political spoilsmen. Righteous retribution has come upon his selfish greed. The failure of this great grabber is really a blessing to Chicago. It breaks a combination of political and financial control that worked ill to the community. The lesson Is: The banker must stick to his banning. The public must hold tnose who control the public funds to a strict accountability. And, moreover— When men like John R. Walsh violate the federal laws send th*» t. the penitentiary. And this is what old Scrooge says. Let him talk: Entered at Spokane Wash., as second class matter. wis of noPTnwcsT m The Valley State bank of Tost Falls opened for business yesterday morning. Peter Hanson, a longshoreman of Seattle, while drunk, beat A. Gray, another longshoreman, to death. _ . | The state of Oregon may sue the Portland World's Fair corporation for a share of the surplus. The National Biscuit company has purchased the Superior Candy & Cracker company's business and plant in Seattle. Six Italians charged with assault mi Charles McLaughlin, foreman of a construction crew on the Corbin road, were brought into Rat hd rum yesterday. —- The Sawtooth timber reserve will be opened for grazing purposes from March or April 15 to Oct. 18. A charge of 5 cents per head will be charged. Because one of the jurors in the case went into a saloon in com pany with his bailiff and took a drink, Henry Strodrmier, convicted of cattle stealing in Douglas coun ty, will be given a new trial. Hamilton, Mont., will have a beet sugar factory; work will commence as soon as weather conditions will permit. Mrs. Marcus Daly has agreed to take one-half of the capi tal stock of the new company. The 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Glen of Bellingham was followed for a quarter of a mile by a cougar. The cougar played with the child until Mrs. Glen frightened the beast away with a broom. Ralph C. Saxton, formerly of Se attle, and T. J. Ford, proprietor of Ford's creamery, have formed a partnership as the Ford-Saxton company, to engage in the cream ery business on a large scale in Bellingham. Congressman Dixon of Montana has introduced a bill in congress BURNING UP MONEY ON A NIGHT GOWN THIS ONE, FOR A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE'S PAMPERED DAUGH TER COST ONLY $650, Six hundred and fifty dollars for a night gown! It seems a pretty big expenditure for a robe that is worn during the sleeping hours. Yet that is the extravagant sum that a fond mother expended for the night robe that is to be a portion of her daughter's marriage trousseau. Very good and pretty night dress es can be procured for $1.25. Not coarse, ugly ones, but of fine cambric, daintily trimmed with an embroidered edge, or with a deli cate imitation lace. The majority of g'rla in the world have to be aatitfled with even less than these which has for its purpose the es tablishment ow townsites at Arlee, Ravalli, Dixon, Roan, St. Ignatius anil Poison, and to have the gov (i uient assume control of the hot springs on Camas Prairie in the Flathead reservation. An injunction has been issued by the state circuit court at Portland directing the Portland & Seattle railroad to discontinue work in the vicinity of a proposed crossing of the O. R. & N. tracks between Portland ami the Columbia river. This is the first clash between Hill and Harriman over the building of the new road. JOE HARRIS IS CONVICTED Joe Harris, who was arrested at the interstate fair grounds last fall for trying to steal a diamond stud from EC. A. Adelberg, an insurance man, was found guilty of the charge yesterday. Harris was caught in the act of taking the diamond from Mr. Adel berg's shirtfront, He was arrested by Merchants' Policeman Stauffcr and Detective Miles. TO IMPROVE THE PENNSYLVANIA (Srripps News Association.) PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27.—The board of directors of the Pennsyl vania railroad has been called to meet here this afternoon to con sider plans for extensive improve ments of the system, which will necessitate an expenditure of ab#ut $18,000,000. Most of the improve ments will be made within a radius of 50 miles from this city. One of the principal items will be the con struction of an extension of the low grade freight line to Philadelphia through Overbrook. This line will cost $7,000,000 and will require two years to build. ?1 ?3 ones. But not so with the pampered daughter of a great multi-million aire. In her boudoir she is to don ' ■ silken night robe, the lace upon which caused many an e.\e to grow dim and aged. There are yards and yards of ex quisitely wrought Valenciennes lace upon this ffM affair, which t.mk young girls weeks and months to make, bending low over their ! bobbins and cushions. I The greater amount of the lace cost over $15 a yard, while 30 • yani3 of the silk wc-re ured in con necting this foolish garment. THE SPOKANE PRESS. STATE MONEY TO ADVERTISE WASHINGTON It is the idea of the various cham besr of commerce or the state to ask the legislature to appropriate the $8000 which is in the state treasury, left over from the Port land fair appropriation, so that the state of Washington can be adver tised in the east. When the money was set aside it was with the specific understand in gthat it w - as to be used for ad vertising Portland, but it is the idea of Governor Mead that the leg islature will appropriate the money for eastern advertising. SCHOOLMASTERS HOLD MEETINGS The Inland Empire Schoolmas ters' club will hold its annual din ner ni the Moorish rooms of the Hotel Spokane this evening at 7 o'clock. About 10U are expected to be in attendance. ROYAL WEDDING PARIS, Dec. 27.— The religious ceremony of Princess Bianca Stig- lano-Colonna to Count Jules De bonvouleir will occur at the St. Honore today at noon. A brilliant wedding party of officials, royalty and nobility will be In attendance. LOCAL BREVITIES The laundrymen of Spokane will hold a dinner Wednesday evening, Jan. 3. : Primrose circle, No. 77, W. O. W., will give a progressive whist party Friday evening in Pacific hall. . Ladles play billiards and pool every day and evening at Pflster billiard parlor. The Linden Card club was enter tained by Mrs. James H. Henry at her residence, 2227 Dean avenue, this afternoon. NUTRITO, the 20th Century cer eal coffee, is made by union men. Ask your grocer for it. 15 and 25 cents per package. Mayor Floyd L. Daggett leaves tomorrow night for North Yakima, where he is to read a paper before the state teachers' association Fri day. Sirmin Counort of Springfield, Mass., will teach French in the high school and Y. W. C. A. The classes will organize today at 4:30. NUTRITO, the 20th Century cer eal coffee, is made by union men, Ask your grocer for it. 15 and 25 cents per package. Mrs. Estelle Daffenbaugh, city li brarian, is attending the annual meeting of the State Library asso ciation, which is in session at North Yakima today. Supt. A. Reamer of the Northern Pacific denies that his company has purchased 70 acres or land near Yardly. He said the company did not contemplate any such purchase. At 7 o'clock this evening Mr. An drew T. Amos and Miss Arnetta Owen will be married at the home of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Lucas. The marriage ceremony will he performed by Rev. H. E. lit/,. Messrs. Chandler and Sayre, rep resenting the Canadian Pacific Ir rigation Colonization company, are stopping at the Grand hotel on their way to Salt Lake City where they will open a general agency for ir rigated land in the vicinity of Cal gary. By keeping a bank account the officers of the bank learn that you are methodical in business and prompt to pay, and are glad to rec ommend you for credit when you happen to need it. Open Saturday evenings from f> to 8. Deposits made now draw in terest to Jan. 1. Spokane & Eastern Trust Co. At the home of Iheir pastor. Dr. David Levine, R712 Maple street, the young ladies of congregation Emanu-Rl organized a Junior Cul ture club. The following officers were elected: President, Mabel Hall; vice president, Frances Ash; I recording secretary, Clara Dellar; corresponding secretary, Amy Ros jenhaupt; treasurer, Florence Fish ier. MTBTOU3 HEADACSE. Tou are tired, nervous; yous brain !s over-worked — nnd your head aches, ilr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills act pently •in the nerves, soothing and allaying (he irrltattM which osuves the pain in ym<r head, nnd In n few moments yen are entirely cured.L' & doßea, 2De. \. r s"l J In bulk MARY STEWART !S CHOSEN AS MODJESKA ROLE Subscribers to seats for the per formance of Madam Modjeska to morrow night have decided that she shall play Mary Stuart, the play in which the great Polish actress has, in years gone by, scor ed so many triumphs. Shakespear in this play deals with this great character in English history chief ly during he confinement in prison. The scenes are all laid in and about England. The plan of voting on the play was adopted in order that on her farewell tour the people might have a chance to see her in what they deemed her strongest role. Spokane has chosen as has many of the cities upon the tour thus far, and if Modjeska still possesses but a part of the art, the fineness and the magnitude that characterized her earlier performances, local thearter goers here have a treat in store for them. YANKEE CONSUL. TUNEFUL OPERA "Thoroughly enjoyable, yet not boisterous," are terms which ac curately describe the effect of the comic opera, "A Yankee Consul," as given last night at the Spokane ©nffir Duly Sft>®iryo A Case That Lookee Hopeless. One morning I was sent by the chief to take up a new case, and when I entered his office I found a lady present. She was a woman not over 25 years of age, handsome, educated, and a society ornament. She was the second wife of a rich old wholesale merchant, Williams. They had been married about a year and a half, and it was said that it was a love match. She had come to police headquarters in her own carriage, in broad daylight, to tell her story to the chief and seek the services of a detective. Her story amounted to this: For some time past she had been miss ing jewelry and sums of money. A private detective had been em ployed, but met with no success in discovering the thief. One rob bery included a valuable diamond ring; another a pair of earrings; the third the sum of $too in gold; the fourth the sum of $300 in green backs. About 10 days previous to her visit a package of $12,000 had been taken from her husband's secretary, and at the same time she had missed a diamond brooch from her dressing table. Her husband was confined in his room by an attack of gout, and. for all we know to the contrary, it was by his advice that she came. "This looks like a very simple case," said our chief, when she had gone, "and I can't see why Taylor had not picked up some clew." The only servants who had ac cess to the bedroom were the cham bermaid and the butler. This last personage had no right there, of course, but having the run of the house, he could slip Into it. Of ficer Taylor had suspected him and had devoted his whole time to watching the man. Nothing but disappointment had turned up. it was agreed that I should look out for the chambermaid, and I put in a week on the case to And out that she had the best of recom mendations, and the probabilities were all in her favor. I worked on the case three weeks and then abandoned it. 1 meant to keep the butler and chambermaid under surveillance for a time longer but I could not promise that any thing would come of it. One day I dropped Into a family restaurant and went up Stairs to be served in one of the little stalls. I had devoured my oysters, when a lady and gentleman entered the next stall and it wasn't ten sec onds before I recognized Mrs. Wil liams' voice. The man's identity I also soon established by his tones. eH was a handsome, dissipated chap named Raynor, known In all the clubs as a great spendthrift and reckless gambler. The pair were scarcely seated when the lady said; by the admirable company. Some of the situations are novel; but it Is the underlying mirth and the tuneful songs and choruses which make the production enjoyable. In terest is kept up throughout, but the song of Harry Short, "It was not so in days of old," and the trio of the Misses Michalena, Rotti and Aliv 3 Hosmer, "We Were Taught to Walk Demurely," were the de cided hits of the evvening, the re calls accorded being many. Cos tumes and stagings are of the best and most attractive. The play appears again tonight. A SNAPSHOT OF KING ALFY. The king was seated in a car riage in Madrid and smiling at the crowd when the photographer caught him. "I suppose it's every singer's am bition to reach the highest note." "Yes, about $2000 a night." "Will, 1 can do no more for you. I have robbed myself, stolen from my husband, and perjured myself to the officers to help you out of your troubles." "Softly, sister Nell, sorily!" chided the man. "I have always been Kind to you. 1 have always been the best brother in the world, (live me a chance. 1 was horribly in debt. You have come to my aid in a grand way, and God will bless you for It." "Hush, Will! God cannot bless me for stealing from my husband to pay your gambling debts." "Pooh! pooh! Nell, I am no worse than hundreds of others who are sewing their wild oats. Make a raise of a couple of thousand for mo this week and I'll go to Eu rope and remain away until 1 can steady down." "I cannot do It. I can't even raise $50." ' Hut you must. It's either Eu rope for me or a bullet through my head." With I hat I walked In on the pair. While It was "all in the fam ily," as the saying is, and while there was no probability that the dissolute brother would be pun ished, I did not rest until he had been taken into Williams' presence and made to confess all. I left the house In company with the brother, and as we gained the walk, he asked: "Do you think the old man would shell out a couple of thousand for me?" '•You must, be crazy.' "Then the game is up, and here's goodby to you!" he exclaimed, and before 1 could lift a hand he had put a bullet into his head. 4 Ft. Wood We will deliver you any quan tity of 4 foot or sawed wood from one-half cord to a carload at reasonable price, lull meas ure —128 feet to the cord. heppe a CO. Broadway and Lincoln. Phone 745fi. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS ——— Should your copy of The Tress- fall to reach you by S o'clock any eve ning, please do us the favor to call up our inula office (Main 87r.) be tween 6 and 7 o'clock, nnd we will send you a copy at once. If you ■ hould miss It more than once, please telephone us every time you miss It. In this way we can be certain of giving our subscribers a perfect serv« tee—and It Is the only way. TUB Sl'OliANli PRIiSS. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 1905. WASHINGTON THEATER Riverside Avenue. Big strong bill this week, starting MONDAY, Dec. 25th GRAND CHRISTMAS MATINEE. The fashionable amusement re sort of the city, presenting artistio Special engagement of the great ALBINO, the man of mystery. Eight other extraordinary features presenting an array of talent sel dom equaled. Admission 15c Reserved Seats 250 Children Saturday Matinee . ...100 SPOKANE THEAJRE Joseph Petrich, Mgr. Tel. M. 344. TONIGHT FIRST TIME IN SPOKANE. John P. Slocum offers the new comic opera The Yankee Consul The Original $25,000 Production. Ensemble of 75 artists, including Harry Short and Vera Michekna. Prices: $1.50 to 50c. Seat sale opens Monday, Dec. 25. Curtain, 8:15 sharp; carriages, 10:45 p. m. SPOKANE THEATER Joseph Potrlch, Mgr. Tel. M. 344. One Night Only. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28th. Farewell Testimonial to Helena Modjeska ===== In ====== "MARY STUART" UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MR. JULES MURRY. Prices: $1.50 to 50c. Seats on sale Wednesday, Dor. 27, 10 a. m. Curtain, 8:15 sharp; carriages at 11 p. m. THE AUDITORIUM U. 0L Hayward, Mgr. Tel. M 1212. Jessie sliaaea Co. Tonight and All Week With Saturday Matinee, presenting THE GIRL FROM TEXAS Prices—Lower floor, 800 and 40c; balcony, 26c; nintlnee. 250 and 100. ram 123 Lincoln Street "MEET ME THERE" tT IT'S ME ABIT TO DRINK WE HAVE XT. "The Brook" Cor. Front & Hill N. B—We don't sell dry goodi "Naf Sed" Leather Loungos Easy Chairs, RoeJrara— t A fine lln« At Sam Crow's S2&-7-B Riverside. Phone Main 2494. TDF TRADERS' NATIONAL BANK OI 1 SrOKABE, WASH. Capital $200,000 Surplus and profits $130,000 Officers —Alfred Coolldga, president; A. Kuhn, vloe president; Clias. 8. Kl tinge, cashier; J. Elmer West, assist ant cashier. Directors —M. M. Cowley, Patrick Clark, James Monnghan. A. Kuhn, Al fred CoolidKe. D. M. UrumholUif,' A Hlmar West. ' Dr. V. S Byrne and B. Z>. Xna-eraoU, Physicians and Surgeons, 212 and 112 Temple Court, Ollleo I'hone Main 14 £>r. Byrne: Hours—lo to 11 a-ra. 1 to 4 p.m. Dr. Injrersoll, resldenoe phone SK96: Hours —» to 11 a.m.. 1 lo 6 and 7 to 8 p. m. Inland Steam Laundry Turns all collars by hand; no breaking or saw edge. Call us up and be convinced. Phone 6529. antitoxic cMjftcraa Prevents Diphtheria 15c. Stowell Drug Co., Corner Riverside una Htevtma.