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j Published Every Evening Except Sunday. BCmiPPS NEWS ASSOCIATION PRESS SERVICE. One cent per copy, six cents per week, twenty-hve cents per moDtH or VI per year, delivered by carrier. No free copies TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS—TIte date when your subscription expires Is en the address label of each paper. When that date arrives. If your sub scription has not again been paid In advance, your name Is taken from the •pfc A change of date on the address label Is a receipt. City subscribers who fall to receive their copy of The Press before ttJ" •'clock p. m. will confer a favor by reporting such to Main S7S. Sl* Front avenue. Telephone Main 875. Post office Box 4. Men Who Rule Senate and Misrepresent the People. Who are the real rulers of the United States today? Those who are alive to the situation Will answer. "The mighty men of finance; the trr.sts; the ecrpdV.'oas, through their agents, in a Wlp that is known as 'the Ifi'.tionalr.Vfl club' and as 'the American House of Lords.' " Who are these men who are greater than the people whom they have sworn to serve? The Newspaper Enterprise Association sent its trusted correspon dent, Marlon E. Pew, thousands of miles, expended hundreds of dollars in an effort to paint the men who rule the senate and misrepresent the people—not as they should he, not as they seem to be, but AS THEY ARE. The object of a series of articles to appear in this newspaper, of which this is the first word, will he to give, without prejudice, fear or favor, a plain statement of the system of present day law-making for the government of the American people. Histories of nations are writ ten in the lives of great men; the system of the national legislative body can best be described by an open dealing with the characters and lives of its leaders. Money madness, greed, ambition, technical or absolute dishonesty, in brief the open sores of modern American life are here laid bare. To sacrifice an ideal is parallel to the sensation of losing a friend. To believe that the United States senate is fettered body and soul by a coterie of traitors, who blink when special interests blink, and in no wise maintain the pure integrity of their office in the interests of the great majority—this is to prostrate one of our most sacred ideals. Only the rankest cynicism would prompt the statement that all men in the senate are untrue and unfaithful. In this highest legis lative body are men who really represent the progress of America in the march of the nations. Their voices proclaim the interests of the majority. It is not necessary to name them, for they have named themselves. We shall not deal with them, but instead, with an organ ized system which contests the honest purpose of the representatives who represent. The whole of congress is today reproached by suspicion. We have the spectacle of the president, in his annual message, preaching to congress a sermon based upon the principles of common moral ethics. No other American president was ever called upon to perform such an astonishing act. ROOSEVELT HAS ASKED OUR CONGRESS FOR A SQUARE DEAL! He was trying to impress upon the nation's lawmakers the need of legislation on behalf of the majority, some laws which would con flict with trust interests. Why was he forced to preach morals? Roosevelt proposed rate legislation—laws to put the small ship per on an equal footing with Rockefeller —is before congress. Unless the humiliation of the sermon in morals burns through dollar cal lousness, the senators chained to Wall-st, linked securely to the rail roads, the vassals of six-unit grafters, princes of our financial oligarchy, will fight tooth and nail, as they have before, to protect those whom they really represent The halls of congress will echo the words of tmen, paid to represent the people, proclaiming In favor of vested in- Herests. They will coin witty words, pleasant platitudes, gentle gener alities, but what they will mean to say will be: "TO HELL WITH THE SMALL SHIPPER! I AM WORKING FOR MORGAN, HILL, HARRIMAN, ROCKEFELLER AND GOULD!" Riug the Curtain Down. Just why the world shoul become maudlin over the fact that Roht. Fitzsimmons received a wallop from an antagonist that put him on the ehelf for keeps, and then lost his Julia, whom the freckled has-been nas often declared to be the superior of Venus, is past finding out. The sporting fraternity argues that Fitz has always fought fair »nd honest Well, what if he has! Has the game reached such depths that it has become necessary to build a halo about a bruiser who made money by slugging and who never sold out the public? It would be just as logical to sob over the business collapse of plain John Henry Smith, who has sold sausage—good, honest sau sages. Dut John Henry couldn't get more than two lines in a court record. His Julia could elope every day and twice on Sunday, without ' causing a ripple off their block. This balo business is not run on the square. There should be a new deal. The truth of the matter Is that Fltz has been for years in a busi ness so morally debasing that one by one the states, impelled by (decency or forced by public sentiment, have outlawed it. Today prize fighting, which Is almost as elevating as knocking bullocks in the head in a slaughter house, Is all but crowded out of America, t Piti fought many fights and got his money. He has always worked ' calmly and energetically for Mr. Fitzsimmons. A lot of greed and a ! desire to confound his critics led him Into the prize ring at a time when I lie should have been seeking a cosy nook by his fireside. There should I Ibe some provision fofr prize fighters to get into the great-grandfather Stakes st 40. |i It would seem, under the circumstances, highly fitting and proper 1 for Mr. Fitzsimmons to take his tears and his bleading heart, and get fcut of the limelight. He is delaying the show, j He is worße than a has-been. HE'S A CHESTNUT. 0«n. Trepoff is getting bombs In his letters. He's luck. Everybody >l»e is getting bills. Entered at Spokane. Wash., ns second class mattor. NO STOCKINGS, NO CORSETS FOR SONGSTER PITTSBURG, Jan. 3. — Society gasps at the discovery that Mme. Marta Sanda'.-Bramsen, prima don na and wife of the first 'celloist of the Pittsburg orchestra, doesn't wear stockings and she doesn't wear corsets. And to cap off her eccentricities, she hates jewelry. She says it is barbaric. The gifted Swedish soprano ap peared as soloist with the Pitts burg orchestra several weeks ago, and a few people got a glimpse of hare ankles. Weil — their suspi cions were confirmed several days later when Mme. Bramsen enter tained one evening at her home and appeared sans hosiery. Mme. Sandal-Bramsen explains that she thinks corsets abominable, and is greatly shocked at seeing so many American women wearing them. As to hosiery, she says it does a positive injury to the foot, in addition to being superfluous. She takes just as much care of her feet as of her hands. Instead of shoes she wears sandals. NEW ARMY LAW IN FRANCE IN FORCE (Scrlpps News Association.) PARIS, Jan. 3. —The new army law, which was adopted by an over whelming majority at the last ses sion of the chamber of deputies, has gone into effect and, it is be lieved, will give general satisfac tion. The new law reduces the term of active service in the army from three to two years. On the other hand it renders every French man liable, and abolishes all for mer exceptions concerning widow's sons and breadwinners. While such young men are serving in the army, those dependent upon them will be assisted by the state. Men. hitherto freed fiom military serv ice owing to weakness, will be en rolled iv an auxiliary corps. PRIVATE CANAL FOR STANDARD OIL (Scrlpps News Association.) SULPHUR, La., Jan. 3. — The work on the canal, which the Stan dard Oil company is going to build from here to the Sabine river, a distance of 17 miles, was begun today. The canal, which will form a junction with the Sabine river at or below Orange, will be used for the transportation of the siffphur and other products of the Union Sulphur company, which is a branch of the Standard Oil com pany. The canal is to be 30 feet wide at tho bottom and is to have a minimum depth of six feet. READY FOR DUTY (Scrlpps News Association.) NEW YORK, Jan. 3.—ln compli ance with the orders of the navy department, the repair work on the ships of the North Atlantic squad ron, which had been sent to the various ship yards on tho Atlantic coast for a general overhauling, have been completed and the en tire squadron is ready at any mo ment to assemble for the annual trip to the southern drill ground. She makes all her own clothes. In the house she wears typical Norwegian dress. When she sings she wears low necked garments, as she believes the throat should be open. Mme. Bramsen is an extremely athletic woman, an accomplished horsewoman, a good tennis player and an expert on snowshoes. When she married M. Bramsen several years ago, she chose as their honeymoon trip a tour through Lap land, and they traveled much on skis, sliding for miles down hills and walking over huge snow drifts. She can speak Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Italian and Ger man, and is now studying English. King Oscar II of Sweden heard Mme. Bramsen sing when she was 14 and arranged to have her enter the royal conservatory at Chris tiania, so she could perfect her mu sical education. When only 10 years of age she sang before an audience of 20,000 in her native city. She has been singing in pub lic ever since. NORTHWESTERN FRUITGROWERS MEET (Scrlpps News Association.) LA GRANDE, Ore., Jan. 3. — Fruitgrowers from all parts of this state and other northwestern fruit states are assembled here tend the annual convention of the Northwestern Fruitgrowers' associ ation. The convvention will re main in session for three days. Many experts in fruitgrowing and horticulture are here and will de liver addresses before the conven tion. The citizens hace made ex tensive preparations for the enter tainment of the visiting members and there will he a number of so cial functions in their honor. No woman with unsound kidneys can he healthy. Sick kidneys, in fact, cause the majority of women's troubles. But there is no need to get down hearted if you suffer constant back ache, weariness, bearing-down pains, sick headaches, etc. Doan"s Kidney Pills have brought new life and strength to thousands of wo men afflicted in this way. It is easy to tell if your kidneys are the cause of your ailments. Backache itself is only the aching of the kidneys when congested and inflamed. You feel It In the back because the kidneys are in the small of the hack. The bladder and urinary tubes get swollen, crowd ing the delicate female organs near by, and causing many of the pe culiar pains thought to be female troubles. Sick headaches, dizzy spells, ner vousness, irritability, neuralgic and rheumatic pains, weak eyes, palpi tation of the heart, etc., are caused by the retention in the blood of poisons that the kidneys should fil ter out and pass off in the urine. Urinary disorders are sure signs of kidney sickness. If the urine DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS Sold by all dealers.; Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. V., Proprietors. THE SPOKANE PRESS. Charles Sweeney is home from New Vory. Every sign that Worley paints, boosts Spokane. *** Councilman Leonard Funk has returned irom a duck hunting trip to Stevens county. Ladles piny billiards and pool every day and evening at Pflster billiard parlor. *** County Superintendent of school M. B, Watkins left yesterday to spend a few days with relatives at Latah, Wash. P. C. Allen, assistant superinten dent of the Great Northern at Whiteflsh, Mont., is in the city on a short vacation. The Royal Highlanders give a progressive whish party this even ing in Eagles Hall, Symons block, play commencing at 8:15. WANTED — Organizers for Mod ern Woodmen of America at once, don't lose any time. S. Wolff, dis trict deputy, S9 Howard street. The Spokane & Inland Railway Co. has purchased from the Ta coma & Eastern Railroad Co. a 12- --ton engine to be used in the work of construction In hauling ballast. The engine arrived yesterday. The Me Goldrick Lumber com pany started up their mills yester day after being shut down since last August. If no accidents occur the mill will keep in operation un til next fall. Can you get NUTRITO, the 20th Century cereal coffee, at your groc er's? If not call us up and we will tell you of some who carry it. J. E. Whatley & Co., wholesale ag ents, Teleprone 3119. B. B. Rick of Portland, who Is supposed to he the local represent ative of the United Cigar Stores company, denies any knowledge of an intention of his company to start stores in Spokane. "Rev." John T. Kennedy, the preacher potu-maniac who accumu lated a jag soon aLer receiving a license to preach on the streets, has been sent to tne county jail by Policeman Brockman, who charges insanity. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 18 and 19, there will be an examina tion of all eighth grade pupils throughout the county. The places in which the examinations are to be held have not yet been announc ed. George C. Mullenix, a farmer of Rock Lake, Mash., and Miss Lizzie Staub of this city were married yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Rev. E. B. Morse of the Christian Missionary alliance. Dr. Robert Dunlap, a practicing physician of Mohler, Idaho, and Miss Gertrude Belle Wheldon of Orange City, Fla., were married last evening at the residence of Mrs. G. C. Darling, 5226 Cedar St., Rev. G. William Giboney perform ing the ceremony. If you ever want to borrow mon ey, the bank thinks more of'your proposition if you have been de positing with it regularly. It knows your habits and ability. Deposits made prior to Jan. 10 draw interest from Jan. 1. Open Saturday evening from 6 toB *** Spokane & Eastern Trust Co. F. C. Hogan, formerly manager of the White Pine Lumber com pany at Priest river, and E. J. Car ey, until recently engaged in the WOMAN'S WORST DANGER. "Every picture tells a story." Local Brevities lumber business in Dakota, have formed a copartnership under the firm name of the Hogan-Carey Lumber company. The new com pany will be capitalized at ?10,000. M. Olson, agent for the Washing ton & Great Northern railroad at Ferry, Wash., has resigned to go into other business. He Is succeed ed by C. E. Preston, former agent at Curlew, Wash., who is succeed ed by C. C. Chapman, former agent at Troup Junction. CRISIS IN THE GLASS INDUSTRY (Scrlpps News Association.) PITTSIiURG, Jan. 3.—The feder ation of the Independent Window Glass Manufacturers, organized to make war upon the American Win dow Glass company, which stands for the glass trust, met here today, and it i s expected that this meeting will bear far reaching and impor tant results. The American Win dow Glass company has recently made a big cut in the prices of window glass which was felt se verely by the Independent manu facturers, who felt that they could Not Exactly as Arranged. HOW LAURA AND LETTIE UP SET THE OLD FOLKS' PLANS. There was not in the palmy days of old Virginia a finer estate than Belle Air. Its noble mansions crossed a hill of gentle slope, along the foot of which rippled the wa ters of the James river. The space between consisted of a broad and ample lawn, shaded with magnifi cent forest trees. Laura Beverly, the heiress of Belle Air, was an orphan of 19. Her parents had died while she was an infant, and In the family of her uncle, Colonel Ix-igh, she had en joyed the tender care and affection bestowed upon the only daughter of her kind relatives. Laura's father had expressed a wish that his daughter and Charles Wortham, the son of an old friend, should marry, hut the idea did not entirely suit the young woman, who believed that she should have some thing to say in the matter. She had evolved a scheme for changing affairs. Lettie Leigh, her cousin, was to play tho part of heiress of Rolle Air, to see if the young man could fall in love with money. A similar engagement had years before been entered into by the parents of Lottie and the father of the owner of Hedlauds, a nearby estate. Charles Wortham and a friend. Ernest Leftwell, arrived together on the day they were expected, and before the visit was really com menced, Wortham was devoting himself to Lettie. He continued his attentions for the two weeks that he was being entertained and on the afternoon before the date set contains a sediment like brick dust, or whitish, stringy settlings, if pas sages are too frequent or scanty or painful the kidneys need quick at tention. Doan's Kidney Pills are made of pure roots and herbs that have a direct healing action on tne kid neys. They soothe, cleanse and stimulate, rouse the kidneys to ac tion, and drive the- kidney poisons out of the body. They remove the cause and cure permanently. Many women of this city have been cured and gladly tell of it. SPOKANE PROOF. Mrs. A. L. Winkley, of 2325 Col lege avenue, Spokane, Wash., says: "1 have recommended Doan's Kid ney Pills to a number of my friends and neighbors because of the fine work the remedy ha 3 done for members of our family, especially my brother, who found Ihls remedy of the greatest benefit In treating a had case of kidney complaint. If the soothing and healing proper ties of Doan's Kidney Pills were universally known kidney com plaint would lose many of its ter rors." not compete with the trust without sacrificing every bit of their pro fit. The trust is In a much better position, because in the works of the American Window Glass com pany labor saving machinery is used, while the independent con cerns manufacture exclusively hand blown glass, which requires a great many more skilled work men. HEADQUARTERS FOR STOCK IMPORTERS F. C. Smalley, who represents the firm of McLaughlin Bros, im porters of Belgian and Percheron draft stallions and French coach stallions, announces that his com pany will in the near future erect a $35,000 stable in Spokane. There will be employed about 70 men by the Spokane branch. KOONTZ DIVORCE CASE IS SETTLED The divorce suit against George B. Koontz by his wife, Anna B. Koontz, has been dropped by the plaintiff. The suit has been set tled out of court. No divorce Will be asked for at present. The Press delivered at your door for 26c per month. Phone 375. for departing the young folks went for a walk iv the woods. By chance the two couples separated and when Leftwcll and Laura appeared on the veranda an hour or two later the scene which greeted them was picturesque. Colonel Leigh and Charles Wort ham were engaged In animated conversation, while Let tie was in tears and her mother was doing her hest to comfort her. "I am satisfied, sir," said Worth am, in answer to some objection of the elder man, "that Miss Vev erly will fli-i censj'. »tion lor her loss —" "Miss Beverly will speak for her self," said Laura, facing the group. "1 have just promised Mr. Leftwell that I will become his wife." The silence that greeted this an nouncement was oppressive and the consternation on the faces of the older couple was amusing. "But —but—surelythere Is some mistake! You do not understand! Miss Beverly—" began the colonel in an excited manner. ' Yes we do, uncle," rejoined his niece. "Ernest knows all about it and I know Lettie will not he jeal ous when I tell her that I am to" have her heir of Redlands In re turn for Mr. Wortham, who, no doubt, knows by this time that we have practiced a little deception all around." "And Charles doesn't care a bit that I am not the rich Miss Bever ly," broke In Lettie, her fair young face presenting a picture of per fect happiness. "I hope you will forgive us all, sir," said Left well, "for we are all perfectly satisfied with the way things have turned out." CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. [fie Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of "BEST BY 25 YEARS TEST" For Slomtich and Bowel troubles, l,lv er and Kidneys, and all diseases due to im pure blood or weak nerves Small size (tablets) 25c . large size. Si 00. At Drue gists' (in black boxcsj; if not. send lor FREE trial box to BnvseM'i Nullve ll< i lis (Company Cluniliut, l Mm... «,r .Sun Kraiiflsco, <!01. - EX OPTIMO OPTIMU3 THE OLD CROW Riley Fry and Dein Oay Props. 405 Front Ava Phone 3262 Wine Room*. Spokane. Wach HOT AND COLD LUNCHES. MEN ANDWGMEIft Dm Bi« m lor onnatantt i •4casrsssjsMaßsitllpsa ] irrtiattoaa of ulceration* Vf BUObDI bieairtraoe*. Pelnlaae, and nut aatria* c«at or peiaonuiti. 1 Bold by DrnsjUl V er Ksr.t In < \ : .1 ureal*? by cipreea. proptltf. Ijj • I.CO. i.rj bo«t)-4n tl. Circular anal m i«tu«it. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1900. WASHINGTON THEATER Riverside Avenue. Riverside Avenue. PHENOMENAL SUCCE#/ Week Starting January 1 an fcasv crn Concert of Polite Vaudeville B—BIG FEATURE ACTS—B Every week new novelties. En tire change of program. Admission to all, 15c; reserved seats, 25c; matinee, 10c; reserved seats, matinee, 20c. Performance every afternoon and evening at 2, 7 and 9 o'clock. SPOKANE THEATER Joseph Petrich, Mgr. Tel. M. 344. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 and 3. T. W. DINKINS presents Alcazar Beauties Two Star Burlettas, Six Big Vaudeville Acts, Pretty Girls and Music Prices: 75c, 50c and 25c. Seai sale: Monday, 10 a. m. SPOKANE THEATER Joseph Petrich, Mgr. Tel. M. 344 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, January 5-6. MATINEK SATURDAY. Henry M. Savage Offers the Ko rean Comic Opera Tb® 2>lk§> Giti by George Ade and Gustav Luders Pretty, witty and tuneful, hrll llant cast. Prices: $1.50 to 50c. Matinee: $1.50 to 25. Seat sale: Thursday, 10 a. m. THE AUDITORIUM H. C. Hayward, Mgr. Tel. M_ 1141 Jessie Shirley Co. Tonight and All Week With Saturdaj Matinee, presenting Northern lights Prices—Lower floor, ' 800 and 40ei balcony, 2Bc; matinee. »(!o and 10a kd mm W&Mfl Y©nn ©my Cipffldksips Leather Lounges Kasy Chairs, Rockers— A flue Una At Sam Crow's 116-7-s Riverside. Pbone Main t«f* 4 Ft. Wood Wo will deliver you any quan tity of 4 foot or sawed wood from one-half cord to a carload at reasonable price. Full meas ure —128 feot to the cord. heppe a CO. Broadway and Lincoln. Phone 7456. TUf TRADERS' NATIONAL BAND OF BI'OKAITE, WASH. Capital 1200,001 Burplus and profits j 1:10.001 Oflloars—Alfred Coolldge, president; A. Kuhn, vice president; Chas. 8. Kl tinge, eanhler; J. Elmer West, assist ant cashier. Directors—M. M. C*wley, Patriot Clark, James Monaghan, A. Kuhn, Al fred Coolldge. D. Id. Drumholler. t. Earner West Sr. 9. 8. Byrne ana E. X>. Xngersoll, Physicians and Burgoonn, 212 and 318 Temple Court, Olllce Phone Main 74. 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