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HOW MAN AND WIFE STRETCHED $5 DILL INTO MILLIONS; THEN DIVORCE Marvelous Story of the Rise of W. J. White, Captain of the Chewing Gum Industry. Who is Now Sued for Divorce —Once a Sailor, Then a Tramp. He Bought the Receipt that Made Gold by the Million for a few Dollars. FOUNDING A FORTUNE. The story goes that tt Et. Leav enworth an old peddler of chewing gum tarried at the mess tent and •was fed by White. Th" old man's chewing gum was different from •the insipid stuff made of parafin end sugar, and it interested White. The oW man sold him the receipt for it. White parting with several hard earned dollars for it. You see. •he thought that some day he might be able to do something with it in a small way. CLEVELAND. 0., May 3—This lc the story of how W J, White, the millionaire chewin-i gum man, end his wife struggled hand in hand against adversity in their youth, piled up a fortune shoulder to shoulder, raised a family of sev en children and after they had everything else that heart could •wish for decided that they had lost <he best of all —love for each other After .13 years of married life Mrs. White sues for divorce, charg ing neglect of duty an l wilful ab sence. White just says: "It is pos eibie." There will be no "scandal." The terms of almony have ' eon agreed Upon. Mrs. White already has over a million dollars in her own name. THE GUM PEDDLER. Any Clevelander can tell you the Story of W. J. White. It is one of the town legends. Oid citizens re- FIRST HOME OF THE WHITES. NOW THEY HAVE MANSIONS. member White when he was still peddling his gum about the down town streets while his wife was making more of it over the kitchen stove at home. In the time that has elapsed White has turned over WHERE CUPID MAY FIND WORK GIRLS TROWMART INN. CUPID'S HOTEL IN NEW YORK. (Bcrlppa News Association.) NEW YORK, May 3.—Cupid's hotel is not what Wm. R. H. Mar tin has named the handsome new hostelry he has opened for work ing girls, but he might as well have done so. Matrimony is the chief i»lm and end of Trowmart inn, lo cated in Abingdon square. Arrj WcJ White his original capital of fS until it amounts to twice that many mill ion dollars. It is also related how White ap proached men of means who liked his gum and diffidently asked them why they didn't invest about $50 in it with him. But they laughed Although they liked tho gum, they acted as if nobody else did. The gum sales finally got so large that the stores were willing to sell it. and White was kept busy delivering it to groceries and drug stores. The first tiling you know White had to have help He be came an employer. But the gum was paying the wages. GAINS AND LOSSHS But what's the use of drawing out the story. You know the gum —it's been advertised enough. White capped his fortune by corn ering the chicle supply in Mexico or Central America, made several fortunes, sold out for $5,000,000 and a big bunch of stock to the chew ing gum trust and is president of the combine at a salary of $25,000 a year. He lives in New York now. hav ing exhausted all little old Cleve land's diversions. Tlie latter in cluded the mayoralty of a suburb, a term in congress, an ornate home a fine stock farm and 'he distinc tion of owning Star Pointer, the i great harness horse, and the Say I When, the yatch "which chewing gum built." Tlie Whites have sought social I prestige, but real, old-fashioned ' home happiness seems to have slip ped from them in recent years, a mockery of the wealth that lias re- I placed their early poverty. Trowbridge, the oldest son of Mr. Martin, died a couple of years ago and the inn Is to his memory and in honor of Mrs. Martin. As the millionaire proprietor is very happy in his marriage he be lieves that everyone should go and do likewise. For years he has ob served the steady and ever increas- DAYS OF OLD. Both the Whites were of humble' origin. He was born in Canada, was brought to Cleveland at an early age and became a sailor of the lakes. (Pleasant life that of sail or on the lakes. Try it once. Be lay there, you!) Then he worked on a farm, then in a ship yard. He tried to enter the army at St. Louis, whether he had wand ered. The life of a private looked good to him then. They would not take him —too tall and thin, or something. As next best thing lie tramped to Fort Leavenworth and became a cook for the teamsters. He came back to Cleveland with destiny scrawled upon a greasy sheet of note paper in his inside pocket. In Cleveland lie married Ellen Marie Mansfield, a poor girl, who was living with a family named Lufkin. Then it was up to him more than ever to earn a living. It was hard sledding and rent of even small houses was hard to pay. There was frequent moving. Chil dren came. White had to hustle hard to keep them from being hungry. One day tlie Whites had a $, r > bill to the good. Then W. J. thought of the old peddler's chewing gum re cipt. He invested the $r> in chicle and sugar and made the start for millions. ing growth of "old maids" among working women. Slatternly board ing houses, he wisely decided) was the reason —the remedy a pleasant house where the young girls and women could comfortably receive their beaux, The inn is the result. It is a handsome six story brick structure with all the conveniences of a firstelass hotel, and it is fire proof. The single rooms are $4 a week, which Includes breakfast and din ner. A number of the bedrooms are large enough for two beds, and these cost $3 a week to each oc cupant. The house is arranged to shelter 400 girls. The laundry of Trowmart inn is one of its chief features. The guests have free access to it day and night. Th e understanding is that only small pieces of wearing apparel, like shirt waists, collars and cuffs, handkerchiefs and stock ings shall be washed here. Then upon each bedroom lloor is a small ironing room. Every floor has five bath rooms. In the basement is the kitchen and bakery. Tho boarders are provided in the basement with good sized lockers. The ground floor of the house has a long parlor, with half a dozen smaller ones reaching out from it. In these there is to be heard the gentle flutter of the wings of Cupid. The house is attractively fur nished, and though everything is Inexpensive, good taste and a home like atmosphere reigns everywhere. War Against Consumption. All nations are endeavoring to check the ravages of consumption, the "white plague" that claims so many victims each year. Foley's Honey and Tar cures coughs and colds perfectly and you are in no danger of consumption. Do not risk your health by taking some unknown preparation when Foley's Honey and Tar is safe and certain in results. Ask for Foley's Honey and Tar and insist upon having it. Chas. McNab, 402 Riverside. LABORS' An interesting circular from the headquarters of the typographical union has just arrived 'n this city. According to this circu'ar 39,500 members of that union are now enjoying the benefits of the eight hour day. The latest victory for the typoe in the present campaign In the unionizing of the big print ing house of Banard, in St. Louis, all the old employes returning to work. While the typogriphical union is conducting a successfkul campaign for tlie eight hour day it has also been able to come to the front with a large sum of money for the re lief of the members of :he union in San Francisco, over $16,676 hav ing been forwarded to Alemeda, the present headquarters of the San Francisco union. Organizer Joyce of the hotel and restaurant employes' unions re ports having met with great suc cess in a recent visit to Coeur d'Alene city in the interest of the bartenders' union. Mr. Joyce says the outlook for unionizing the mem bers of his craft in Coeur d'Alene is very bright, several applications having already been filed with the secretary of the local union, and it is fully expected that every house in the Idaho town will be union ized at an early date. The new members from Coeur d'Alene will join the local union. Carpenters' union No. 1060 has arranged to have a smoker at the BACK OVER OLD OREGON TRAIL HE BLAZED 54 YEARS AGO. Ezra Meeker and the outfit with which he is going back over the old trail, and marking the route he took to reach Oregon more than a half century ago. He will find populous cities where onco blood-thirsty bands of Indians came whooping out of tho conyons to r aid the creeping emigrant trains. Unique Journey in a Good Old Prairie Schooner Back From the Far Northwest to Indiana — When He Went Savage Indians Ruled. (Scrlpps News Association.) BOISE, Idaho, May 3.—Ezra Meeker, the pioneer who is travers ing again the old Oregon trail, ar Baßing* Powder Absolutely Pure DISTINCTIVELY A CREAM OF TARTAR BAKING POWDER It does not contain an atom of phos phatic acid (which is the product of bones digested in sulphuric acid) or of alum (which is one-third sulphuric acid) sub stances adopted for other baking powders because of their cheapness. THE SPUr\«rNfc HrtfcSS. next meeting of that body which will be held Friday evening at Cen tral Labor hall. This union has met with great success lately In securing new members, and the organization has been compelled to move several times during the last few months, each successive hall becoming too small to accomadate the increasing membership. The union is now looking for a larger hall in which to hold its meetings. The International Printing Press mens' union has issued a circular letter to all subordinate unions urging them to raise all the funds possible and forward same to the International headquarters, the money to be used in aiding the members of the union out of em ployment in San Francisco. The Massachusetts House has passed a bill which provides for licensing strike pickets. One pick et is allowed for every twenty of the strikers. It will be lawful for such pickets to walk upon the pub lic streets in the vicinity of the place of employment for the pur pose of informing persons intend ing to go to work of actual con ditions, in order to induce them not to work. Those representations shall have credentials, which the chief of police shall record and countersign. Two thousand of the four thous and carpenters employed in Brook lyn went on a strike yesterday for an increase in wages from $22 per week to $24.75 per week rived here yesterday on his way east. The ox team was left at Parma and he came to the city by train. Mr. Meeker left Puyallup, Wash., January 29 on this trip and is erecting monuments wherever tlie eld trail intersects the present roads. Among the last to be ('reel ed were at Durkee, Huntington, Vale and Fort Boise. REALM MARRIED IN HASTE Bert Ingles, one of the best known traveling men in the North west, and Miss Goldie Turner, who is well known in Spokane, were married in the parlors of the Ra nier-Grand hotel at Seattle, on Tuesday. The bride formerly lived in the Montvale building here, but attended the university at Seattle last winter. Mr. Ingles and Miss Turner were out walking, ween they suddenly decided to get married. A license and minister were secured and the ceremony performed. CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN ROBBED Charles Lueeh. a laborer who came to the city from Keystone, reported to the police this morning that someone had robbed him of $25 in a lodging house. CASE MUCH COMPLICATED Police Judge Hinkle today put lx>\us Ender under bonds of $200 to keep the peace, as the outcome of an action charging him with threatening to take the life of M, CHANGES IN RUSSIAN CABINET (Rcrippi News Association.) ST. PETERSBURG, May 3.—Fol lowing tho resignation of Count Wltte and the appointment of Goremykn it is announced that Stolypia will be the minister of j the interior and Schegloveuloff minister of justice. We care not how you suffered, nor what failed to euro you, Hoi lister's Rooky Mountain Tea makes the puniest, weakest specimen of man or womanhood strong and healthy. 35 cents, Tea or tablets. W. H. Murgittroyd's. "MADE IN SPOKANE" Is our Slogan We sell you burning brands, stock markers, corporation seals, etc., made of the very best of materials at prices that save you money. Spokane Stamp Works Postoffice Bldg. E. Hinkley. Ender and Hlnkley had many witnesses in court and it was brought out that Ender claim ed Hinkley was trying to steal his wife and break up his family. Del Cary Smith, attorney for Ender, had his client swear out a warrant charging Hinkley with threatening his life. The case pro-luced much conflicting testimony and the wit nesses amused a large crowd. Of course you yau your money, But you get your moneys worth, For what does money mean to ou When Rocky Mountain Tea's on earth? W. H. Murgittroyd's. FREE COOKING LESSONS Miss Bannon, St. Lauis* authority on cooKing, in the Heath BlocK, Monroe and Riverside, daily commencing next Monday at 2-.30 p. m. Everybody invited to come SPOKANE FALLS GAS LIGHT COMPANY Spread the World's Table along every line of longitude from North to South; every parallel of latitude from East to West; pile thereon the foods of every clime and Uneeda Biscuit will surpass them all in the elements which make a perfect world-food. INLAND PRIDE Inland Brewing ® Malting Company DURKIN'S OLD RYE Whiskies is the equal In quality of any goods that you can buy elsewhere for $4.00. for SeUSh $3.00 1.50 for Full Half Gallon FREE JUG—FREE DELIVERY. 121 Howard St. and Durkln'a Corner and Sprague Aye. Phone 731. Free Delivery. WILL REDUCE THE LIBRARY FORCE At a meeting last night the li brary commission recommended that the force at the Carnegie li brary be reduced by letting out three persons and that half of the eight telephones be taken out. This It is believed will make a saving of $112. The assistants who will be let out after the first of the month are Miss Ethel S. Kendall, Miss Ethel Alverson and Aurelia Mann. ■will be given by In a dust tight, moisture proof package. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY Queen of all Bottled Beers Only $3.50 Per Case 2 doz. Quarts or 3 doz. Pints. 75c for Empties. Telephone Main 265 in v noun t , mm l o. " I_w "T PHONE 731.