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A Very Lame Excuse.
Secretary o* me treasury Shaw in a Chicago interview practically
declares there will be no criminal proceedings growing out of the clos
ing of the Chicago National bank. He says: "John R. Walsh did not
take one dollar dishonestly. He did no more than many other hankers
In the Uniteu States are doing at this time —News item.
And why, pray, should John R, Walsh escape prosecution?
Has he not violated the federal laws. Is it not freely admitted that
the oanK which tie owned and dominated grossly violated the law that
forbids national oanks to loan to anyone more than so much money or
I director t.. a bank more than a cwtain per cent?
Then why s-iould the secretary of the treasury say Walsh shall
not o punished? Why should he say that Walsh has not taken a
dollar uishonesuy when he has taken thousands contrary to law?
uecause, orsocin, he has done "on more than many other hankers
In the United States are uoing at this time."
In other words, and to put it baldly, John R. Walsh is not to be
punisi.ed by the federal government for violating its plain laws BE
CAUSE OTHER BANKERS ARE DOING WRONG!
Ladies and gentlemen: Here is where our present system falls down
Here is its weakness—THE PREDOMINANCE OF BAD PRECE
DENCE OVER THE LAW.
The law sets out a prohibition and a penalty. But because this law
has ueen disregarded in the past it is not now the custom of the coun
try to enforce it. it is the custom —because of the adverse precedent
—to let men violate the law and go scot free. Especially is this custom
invoked for "financiers." It is still the custom to enforce the law and
send the man who steals a wheelbarrow load of old iron to jail. He
is not excused because other men steal iron.
Surely this is not the far-famed Roosevelt "square deal."
There must ue but one line of demarcation between innoceney and
crime and that is THE PERPENDICULAR LINE. On this side is
honesty. On that side —whatever the precedent— is crime.
Five Thousand a Mo. Too Little.
You that have little money to give your children can well afford to
pity the sorrows of a very old man who has given his child too much
Old Mr. Wore, of New York, began life in Ohio rolling flour barrels.
Now he is eighty-seven, a millionaire, and knows "how sharper than a
pant's tooth is a thaiiKless child." With his money he pampered his
daughter and bought her an English nobleman for a husband. When
three children were horn to her she got a divorce.
Mr. Work Lien gave his daughter an allowance of five thousand
dollars a month and let her children live in his house for nothing.
Now the daughter is mad at the father and has left him in his old
age. She says he does not give her enough money to live on. She
cannot possibly squeeze through on less than two hundred dollars a
day, she says.
x erhaps you who read this roll barrels for a living or in some way
earn your breau .n the sweat of your brow, and you wish you could give
money to your children. You love them as much as this old man loved
You are happier in your children than he is in his ungrateful
daughter. Do you not see how he sinned in spoiling his child. He
cruelly deprived her of the incentive to do for herself. He made her in
dependent of all self helpfulness. What coulu he expect? She never
knew the value of a dollar never felt the thrill of earning one. And
after all he has done for her she feels that he is not doing his duty
ns a father.
This is the problem every rich man in America is facing.
Few of them succeeu in making their children either self-sustain
ing or gratetul.
Which is one o. the compensations for the uneveness of things.
The Great Change.
It was only the other day tha. the boom of French cannon echoed
throughout the length and breadth of Europe. The Emperor Napoleon
dictated fashion for the world, and in the splendor of his establishment
On Feb. 18, President Loubet will go out of office, gladly, will
ingly, quietly, and retire to—where?
To a simple Paris fiat. And when the door is closed and the
world is outside, he will sit by the fire, rest his weary bones, and forget
the fret and tumult of life. He will ask little but rest from the turbu
liut what a contrast!
The world stih worships and reveres an emperor who has long
Blnce turned to dust in his coffin.
It says "rale" to a president and all but forgets - -m.
It «s all right. It is the growing equality of things. It is the day
tof the plain people. Once a king stood out from the people, i.ite a
giant among pigmies. Now the world is full of men equipped to rule
and birth is not a handicap.
To-ay the peasant of yesterday governs a province, and there is
no higher title than that of GOOD CITIZEN.
And while Loubet, of France, who has served hi* country 60
years, sits by the fire and nods over his pipe, the world may marvel
oyer the rising tide of freedom and the recession of all that stands for
personal government and monarchlal oppression,
Entered at Spokane.
Wash., at second
mis or hm est news
The gross earnings of the Hill
roads for 1905 reached the enor
mous sum of $1(10,222,020.
Twenty-four teamsters were fined
$5 each by Judge Gordon of Seattle
last Wednesday for reckless driv
Butte ore haulers are out on a
strike, having demanded 50 cents
per day over the present rate of
President Earling of the Milwau
kee railroad is reported coming
west for the purpose of securing
more land for terminal purposes.
Seattle cigar dealers are up in
arms against the cigar trust known
as the United Cigar Stores com
pany, which is attempting to ob
tain a foothold in Seattle.
Henry L. Haupt, proprietor of the
Pfister bowling alleys, was indict
ed yesterday at Helena, Mont.
Haupt is charged with operating a
The Seattle chamber of com
merce gave its unanimous indorse
ment to a memorial submitted by
the Wenatchee commercial club.
The memorial will be sent to the
Washington delegation in congress
urging the need of irrigation of
western arid lands.
A headon collision occurred be
tween two freight trains on the
Great Northern railroad at Monitor,
three miles east of Cashmere,
Wash., at G o'clock last night. The
members of the train crews jumped
WOMAN AND SCAFFOLD
By Janes E. Robbins, M. D.,
Head Resident Settlement of the
Holy Trinity, New York City.
Deep down in the heart of the
people is a conviction that no wom
an should he hanged. All that is
said about the equality of man and
woman before the law, all that is
said about protecting society
against the criminal woman, still
leaves this conviction unshaken.
We are told that we must think
not so much of the muyderer, but
more of the innocent victim, and
that we are to make sure that there
be no more victims from that hand.
We listen and believe that the
more men revere womanhood, the
more they must detest the crimes
of a had woman. And yet we feel
that for a man, born of woman,
reverencing in all women the good
that might have been, and tender
to all women for the weakness and
pain of womanhood, to he called
upon to put a woman to death is
almost unthinkable. Now it is a
AT m THEATERS
With the personnel of the cast
preserven almost intact, and a
chorus of of extraordinary vocal
attainments as well as heauty, Mr.
Henry W. Savage's production of
the George Ade-Gustav Luders
comic opera of Korea, "The Sho
Gun" will he seen in this city at
the Spokane tonight, tomorrow
night and matinee. Of all the pro
and all escaped without serious in
The labor unions of Seattle will
place a full ticket In the field in
the coming municipal election. Geo.
Cottrill is said to he slated for
mayor. The democrats will not
place a ticket in the field. Muni
cipal ownership will bo made the
C. W. Griffith, a farmer living
near Johnson, Wash., mistook a
parjy of young people, who were
out sleighriding, for wheat thieves
and fired both barrels of a shotgun
at them, wounding Alice and Amy
Keith and Pearl Black. Griffith
may he prosecuted.
Councilman Murphy's proposed
charter amendment, reserving all
canon or strategic railway routes
along tho downtown streets and
leading to important suburban dis
tricts with a "joint user" clause,
was passed upon favorably by the
Seattle city council Wednesday
With the completion of the North
Yakima & Valley railroad, the N. P.
will have a straight line from
North Yakima to Tacoma through
the Tieton pass that will save a dis
tance of 27 miles ever the present
line through the mountains at a
much better grade. It has not been
generally known that the; North
Yakima & Valley road was owned
by the Northern Pacific, but the
engineers working on the new road
are said to have been sent direct
from the N. P. general offices in St.
neglected young woman swept into
crime by overwhelming primitive
passion; now it is a half crazezd
woman of 45, needing a sanitarium
and medical care.
The common sense of the world
is revolted at the thought of the
execution of these poor creatures,
victims of neglect and unkindness,
as they often are.
As civilization has progressed,
the reverence for womanhood has
Though the individual woman
may be a criminal, every man has
an instinctive feeling that she is
potentially the mother of the race,
and that she is in that sense
What common sense demands is
greater vigilance in the protection
and guidance of young girls, more
tenderness toward the weak, great
er respect for womanhood, and so
a new and better day.
MAIDS OF HONOR IN "THE SHO GUN."
ductions Mr. Savage has sent to
! this city, "The Sho Gun" is the first
I joint work of Messrs. Ade and
! Luders and it marks an epoch in
j comic opera making in America.
I The lines fairly scentillate with wit
1 and brilliancy while the musical
, embellishment is such as would be
expected from the pen of Gustav
. Luders. There is a sparkle to the
| music and dialogue which will not
THE SPOKANE PRESS.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. s.—The
dividend declared by the Cleveland
Electric Railway company, amount
ing to $58,500, is payable today.
The company is in a prosperous
condition and not only the stock
holders profit by that fact, hut also
the employes who share in the pro
fits by receiving an increase In
their wages. The increase for the
more than 2000 motormen and con
ductors of the company amounts to
about 1 cent per hour. The increase
in the wages was decided up after
the regular dividend had decreased
from 4 to 5 per cent.
LIGHT FOR THE
STATUE OF LIBERTY
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 5.—
Congressman Joseph A. Goulden,
representing the 18th congressional
district of New York in the house
of representatives, has acted in ac
cordance with J,he wishes of a
large number of New Yorkers when
he introduced the bill asking for
an appropriation of $25,000 to be
used in supplying an electrical
equipment sufficient to adequately
illuminate the statue of liberty by
Bartholdi, which stands on Bedloe
island in New York harbor and is
supposed to illuminate that harbor
at night. Ever since the govern
ment took over the statue in 1903,
only $3500 a year has been allowed
for the purpose of maintaining the
light in the torch of the statue.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
WASHINGTON, O. C, Jan. 5 —
It has been decided by the naval
authorities to equip tne navy with
the army emergency rations and in
the near future 6000 of these ra
tions will be purchased for the use
of the use of landing parties and
in the exercise of "abandon ship."
The navy has never had an emerg
ency ration of its own, but it is the
wish of President Roosevelt that
more work shall he done by land
ing parties extending over several
HOME, Jan. s.—The practice of
American tourists to consider the
Vatican as one the curiosities to
be included in their sight seeing
schedule, will he" restricted to some
extent in the future, at least, so fir
as visits to the pope are concerned.
The privilege of having audiences
with the pope has been abused re
cenVy by Americans In several in
stances and each one of these cases
has given considerable offense.
be easily forgotten after one hear
ing and it is this fact that has won
for the opera the measure of suc
cess it is now enjoying. In the
large cast which will he seen in the
production will be John E. Hen
shaw, Agnes Cain Brown, William
C. Weedon, May Ten Broeck, Tho.
C. Leary, Genevive Day, E. P. Par
rons, Isahelle D'Armond, Ditman
H. Poppin and Lawrence Coever.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
(Scrlpps News Association.)
©nnr Paly §&©ny.
And She Believed Him.
PATHETIC STORY OF A DRUM
MER, HIS WIFE AND
The drummer bade himself a
tearful good by.
"My love, my only love. The time
shall soon be here when I shall
snap my fingers at fate and set up
as my own boss. Then we shall
have no more of these cruel part
"And you will be true to me?"
"As I always am," he responded.
"You did not forget to put that
photo you had especially taken for
me in my gripsack, did you?"
"Oh, dear no. Are you sure that
you will look at it, sometimes,
"You wicked doubter. You know
that I shall be wretched without at
least such a semblance of my pet
to look at daily and nightly."
Draw the veil of charity over his
grief and the treachery of one in
wnom he had such unbounded con
In brief, she, his only love and
pet, his wife, had secretly planned
to make him wretched. She had
taken that photograph from his
gripsack and was gloating over his
misery when he should discover
that only memory remained to him
for the time being or his darling's
"The dear fellow, how ho will
scold me for this trick," she
tnought, "but I will send him the
photograph in the first letter I
write to him."
Thus appeasing her conscience,
she waited for his first letter.
It came from Chicago:
"My heart's delight," it began.
'Got here o.k. this a. m. Have
been wrestling with the trade all
day, and a tough time I've had with
it. Weary and fagged, I have re
tired to my room, shut out of the
gilded atmosphere of sin that en
velops this terrible city, and taken
from my satchel your sweet pic
ture. It is before me when I write.
I shall kiss it when I have said
my evening prayers. It will rest
under my pillow. It is my one sol
ace, until I hold you, my sweet
wife, in these faithful arms again."
Thus far had she read when she
toppled over on the floor.
What comfort she found there, it
la hard to say, hut a great determin
ation rose with the stricken wife,
who went out an hour later and
sought a telegraph office.
Her husband had been saying his
prayers abroad that evening, and
when he got to his hotel about
midnight his spiritual emotions re
ceived a severe shock by a tele
gram from his "only love."
It was elaborate for a dispatch,
but under the circumstances one
could not expect an outraged wife
to transmit her feelings by a slow
mail. The dispatch read:
"You are no longer tho only
drummer that is not a liar, as you
have always claimed. Let the fra
ternity make you the chief in their
art. Had you taken the pains ever,
to look for the photograph you say
your prayers to, you would have
discovered that I had, to tease you,
removed it. My faith In you is
The husband clutched his ha 1
"Why, what did I write to her
anyway?" After a while his face
"By Jove! I must have been
piling on the taffy. That's what
a man gets for trying his best for
making a woman feel good! Poor
little dear, what a fume she must
be in. Lucky for me she gave her
grievance away. What geese wom
en are! Bless Her little noddle,
her faith shall oe resurrected."
Forthwith he telegraphed to a
"Send me, first mail, photograph
of my wife. Beg, borrow or steal
it; get it somehwo. Mum's the
word. Will write all particulars
About a week later a drummer,
in dignified martyrdom, stood face
to face with a stern, hut very
She expected to see him meek
and humble, hut he gazed upon
her with much scorn, and then
passed on to his room In crushing
She was ashamed. With quick
impulse she followed, thanking
heaven he had not locked her out.
"Well!" she begi-n, with waver
ing courage, 1 what have you got
to say for yourself now?"
Coldlf, cruelly, he looked at her.
"I?" he cried. "Woman, If it
were not for the everlasting love
I bear for you I should never look
upon you again.'
His face convulsed with tragic
suffering that was balm to witness,
but she only sneered.
"Can you explain the deception
you tried to practice upon me?"
"Can you obliterate the insult
put upon your husband by that un
womanly dispatch? A woman with
so little confidence in her husband
would he better off to live alone.
For my part, I am not only disgust
ed but disenchanted."
He turned sorrowfully away and
bowed his face in his hands. She
approached him and laid the letter
which had caused her such grief
under his eyes.
"Read that. Knowing that you
had no picture of mine, what was
I to think?"
"What any intelligent, right
minded wife would have thought;
you would have said to yourself:
'He is incapable of deceit; he has
my picture somehow.' "
"But you did not have it."
He looked at her with sad, re
signed sorrow. His lips quivered
as he sadly murmured:
"Oh, woman! without an atom
Then he put his hand in his
pocket and produced a photograph.
"Oh, darling, forgive me. This
old thing, taken long before we
were engaged. Why, I did not know
you ever had one of these!"
The restored confidence made
her blue eyes smlm in tearful joy.
She put her arms around him, ask
ing his pardon, caressing even his
"My dear," said he, looking into
her face with gravve hut loving re
proach, "let this he a warning.
Never doubt me again, no matter
what appearances may he. I can
always look you squarely in the
eye and say: 'I am innocent.'"
And she believed him.
TAKE IT NOW.
It's not too late to prevent serious
heart troubles If you will take Dr.
Miles' Heart Cure at once, when you
have dizzy spoils, shortness of breath,
fluttering of tho heart, Irregular
pulse, weak or hungry spells. These
nre early, but uigent, symptoms of
heart weakness, and must bo Riven
Immediate attention, Money back if
3rst bottle falls to benefit.
No, Willie, Jimmy Hazcn Hyde
simply left for Prance. He isn't
taking French leave.
The mystery of It is how those
steel trust officials ever found time
to do any work.
For Infants and Children,
file Kind You Have Always Bough!
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1906.
Week Starting January 1 an East
ern Concert of Polite
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.
Joseph Petrich, Mgr. Tel. M. 344-
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
Henry M. Savage Offers the Ko
rean Comic Opera
TBa® Sib® Gii
by George Ade and Gustav Luders.
Pretty, witty and tuneful, bril
Prices: $1.50 to 50c. Matinee:
$1.50 to 25.
Seat sale: Thursday, 10 a. m.
H. C Hajrward. Mgr. Tel. M. IKS,
Jessie Shirley Co.
Tonight and All Week With Saturday
Prices—Lower floor, 60c and 40cj
balcony, 26c; matinee, 25c and 10a
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