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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 190*.
NOW RIDPATH BECAME COL. While many of the older resi dents of Spokane have heard the etory of the manner In which Col. William M. Ridipath obtained his "commission" It is undoubtedly new to the great majority of the amiable gentleman's latter fellow townsmen. In the old days when Col Rid path, in common with many anoth er good man on whom fortijne has <em'iled in recent years, was not ever blessed with cash, he had occasion to go to Colfax on a law euit. The client did not reimburse the lawyer on the spot and the at torney was forced to plead his own case before the hotel proprietor. The boniface understood his guests predicament and readily assented to give Ridpath credit. Being a provident and careful man, the proprietor noted the fact of non payment on the margin of the ho tel register, writing the abbrevi ation, "col." before Ridpath's name Indicating that the bill was "col lect." That was all right, between tne pair, but the inquisitive newspaper man was present even in those days and anxiously inquired who the "military gentleman" was. Quickly came back the answer: "Why that's my old friend, Col onel VV. M. Ridpath of Spokane." 500 FINE HORSES WITH CIRCUS The great attraction of the cir cus is the hOTM. There are over (lvo hundred horses In the Fore paugh-Sells show, and this list em braces every known breed of the equine species. To keep this list of aristocratic horseflesh in the pink of condition Is no small con cern of the proprietors. Besides the veterinary and his corps of aids, more than 150 grooms, driv er« and assistants are necessary for the proper care of this great string. For the more valuable specimens Including the best of Arabian, Ken tucky and English runners and ring horses, the veterinary prescribes tho nature and exact amount of food for each. He knows each horse's capacity for work, as well as the food for each, and when they are sick he knows the special treatment required for tho best constitutional results. The Forepaugh-iSells circus will give two exhibitions here Satur day V xt. SALOONS OWNED BY WOMEN (Scrimps Vows Association.) N.MW YORK, Aug. 9.-The as tontshing fact Is out that most of the saloons In New York are own ed by women. On one day one of tho tax commissioners discovered on tlie Weed Side district that out of 22 saloons in that district 1" were put down on the taxbooks as owned 'by women. Surprised by this discovery and extending the Investigation, it was found that nearly 90 per cent of the cafes with bar appendices and the saloons of Greater New York are apparently owned and licensed by women. Tho most obviously probable rea eon Is undoubtedly that the real owner of the property wishes to conceal his Interest in it, and es cape any Judgment 'that might be Obtained against him. 50 PER CENT INCREASE In a circular letter addressed by tbe state tax commissioners to the boards of . county commissioners throughout tho state, the stale board defends Its position In mak ing a sixty per cent valuation the basis of assessment, by stating that it Is an attempt at uniformity, •while In past years property valua tions have ranged from a merely nominal figure to 85 per cent. The commission predicts a 50 per cent Increase in valuation, but cautions tho county officials against reck lessness In expenditures. STANDARD DINING CARS TRAINS 15 AND 16. To accommodate the Increased travel on trains 15 and IG—the "Spokane-Puget Sound local"—me Northern Pacific has replaced the "grill" cars with "standard" diners, beginning Sunday, July 8. Break fast will be served, westbound, at 4 a. m. to take care of Tacoma pas sengers before sleeper Is cut out at Auburn. THE PACING MARE THAT BROKE FOUR WORLD'S RECORDS C LIC VELA ND, Aug. !).—The Broncho, at the grand circuit meet ing here, broke four world's rec ords within an hour. The first to go was her own world's record for pacnig mares, 2:03 1-4, from which a quarter was clipped in the first SPIKE SHANNON THE YOUNGEST BASEBALL CAPTAIN "Spike" Shannon, captain of tho St. Louis Cardinals last season, was the youngest captain In either of tho big leagues, both in years and playing service, on tbe dia mond. Shannon is 2!) years old and NEW SEA ANIMALS BEING FOUND OEF CALIFORNIA I,A JOLLA, Cal., Aug. 9.—From a little green house lhat stands on a rocky point jutting Into the open sea, there is constantly going out to the SClentl&G world weird look ing little sea animals never before known to exist. Yet the outer world In general knows little of what goes on in the building, which is the home of the Marine Biological museum, con ducted under the supervision of Ihe University of California, and main tained largely by donations. "The sea abounds with strange animal life, of which man has not yet come in contact," said Prof. 0. K. Kofoid, tho director in charge, " Every day or two the men who work the apparatus that drags the rocks a mile beneath the surface bring in some sea animal — a star fish, a crab, or a seulpln— of a variety ibat was never seen before." These animals are placed in glass WHEN JENNIE MAKES THE JAM heat. The other records were: Fastest two heats for pacing mares, 2:03, 2:03 1-4. Fastest heat for pacing mares, 2:02 3-4. Fastest three heats for all sexes, 2:03, 2:03 1-4, 2:02*3-4. hegan playing baseball in Charles ton. He was with Minneapolis and St. Paul in the American associa tion and was drafted by the Cin cinnati Reds, but they cut him adrift without giving him a chance to show what he could do. jars, supplied with running water, and observed for days. Their habits are compared with those of other animals, to arrive at some conclu sion as to their general relation ship. Frequently sea animals are found that do not In any way re semble other an' 'pparently being without cvi uost dis tant relative. Considerable attention is being paid at tbe museum to the marine organism known as the gonyanlax, which belongs to the peridinium family, and produces phosphores cence. Phosphorescence colors the water a dull red in the daytime, and at night makes the surf glow as if aflame. The organism itself is so small R can not be observed with the naked eye. Science has not yet been able to decide whether it is an animal or plant. The organisms' die In the fall, causing a stench that has the effect of kllllg fish. CARVE ANOTHER CHUNK OUT OF STEVENS CO. Stevens county people almost toj a unit are preparing to protest against the withdrawal of nearly a third of the area of the county for annexaiton to the Priest River forest reserve. Old Stevens has suffered many amputations in the years gone by when nearly every county in eastern Washington ex cept Walla Walla was cut from her, and now she is face to face with a project to remove that por tion of her backbone lying between the Colville and Pend d'Oreille val leys, extending southward from the international boundary to Chew elah. Parts of 30 whole and frac tional townships are involved and in many instances the land has for years been occupied by squatters, who have made material improve ments. Spokane has a considerable in terest, directly and indirectly, in the withdrawal. Spokane people compose the Pend d'Oreille De velopment company, which has a concession for constructing dams ALL ALONE HE'S GONE AND LEET US (Charles Sweeny has become a years of depression when you smil citizen of New York.) j«d through a mustache less gray p lo _„„,„, 1 ir ,, , , , 'than now. Her regard has stood Farewell, Charles; take care of , . , yourself I time, and she has not ' . I worried as the hair and mustache You will be far from the place whitened. Memory of the olden where you made your stake. j time flung the tendrills of affec- Long has Spokane admired the tion over you. And then you grit with which you stuck to her shook her for the Harry Thaw in the days when bacon tasted town. good, and ere the champigon dress-1 You've thrown us down for the ing lured you to Del's, and the by- "metrodopus!' ways of New York. But notwithstanding this unkind- Often has the city by the falls est cut of all her prayers go with been grateful for allowing her f**yfju, Charles, from Broadway's share with you the prosperity , tangled mazes to the stately majes which followed early efforts 6f ty of Madison square. bo i, h " I May you and yours—and eppecial- True, Spokane tried to make you W your cash, Charles—be faithful- United States senator and failed, [ly safeguarded, especially in the and may be that is a good reasrm thirsty regions of Wall street and why you should cast her aside. the Bowery. She has watched you .througfh Charles, take care of yourseif SOLOMON IS LUCKY MAN The proverbial luck of the "Chos en People" seems to have followed the mining venture of Sam Solo mon, living at 418 Oak street. A few weeks ago he became possess ed of a seal to prospect. Through friends here he was introduced to a prospector who agreed to go with him to Pend d' Orelle at Sandpoint, Idaho. At Sandpoint Solomon put in a stock of grub, tobacco and whiskey and set out t for the vicinity of Garfield May. After a few days the whiskey run out and so did the prospector, leav HITCH MOUNTAIN STREAM TO STREET CARS MAKERS FIELD, Cal., Aug. 9.— Kern river—ferocious, roaring, tne wildest of wnd waters —will with in a short time have been tamed into usefulness. In a gigantic harnes ot rock and steel, It will use energy now wasted in boiling its way through the wild canyons of the Sierras im lighting thousands of homes over a hundred miles away, in making millions of factory wheels turn and In. running streetcars in all part:},- of southern California. Within three months it is ex pected that a portion of the river can be turned from Its canyon bed: Ilow water will be used five times. Into a tunnel through ntne miles of mountains. At the end of its long route It Will drop through a 1000 foot tunnel Into the power plant of the Kdlson Klectrle company, then l»e returned to the river to be run through another tunnel to another hydraulic power house. In all the same water will have been used in live different systems before it finally reaches the plains and Is used for irrigation purposes. This reality, which is near at hand, will mark the success of one jf the niejsSjsjktiectacul^K^Mi^ueer THE SPOKANE PRE 33 an.| bridges over the river in the Box Canyon country, but the with drawal does not directly effect the power development project. "Our plans will not be at all," said Wilbur S. Yearsley of the company, "except that we would like to see the agricultural possibilities made available. Forest 'reserves have been created for preserving the headwaters of the rivers and conserving moisture. But the headwaters of the Pend d'Oreil la are hundreds of miles upstream from this reserve. There are only two or three small streams in the section now withdrawn. Sixty per cent of the new reserve Is of first class diversified farming lands, when the timber is cut off. This part of Stevens county is peculiarly rich in its uplands as farm prop erty; and its farm value is greater than its timber worth, while pre servation of the timber is not go ing to affect the water question The land is situated almost at the foot of the river and a long dis tance from the sources." ins; the Jew to find his way back. Instead of starting immediately for civilization he did a little pros pecting of his own and when ac finally did return to Sandpoint he had with him what might foe either solid silver or solid lead to the best of his knowledge. H9 showed the find to mining men at Sandpoint and an assayer pronounced it pure galena. Three claims were staked the next day and during the past two weeks the whole hill has "been laid out in claims by Sandpoint citizens. The mountain is called Galena hill and Solomon located the Sunset, In dependence and Little Nell. The King Solomon was located after ward In a different section. It is claimed that Galena hill is where the mother lode of ore lies. The Press delivered at your door for 25c per month. Phone 375. ing feats ever given the world to ponder at. The EditOn plant alone will have j 30,000 horsepower, generating oy I waterpower 75,000 voltage capac j Itjr, which will be transmitted through nine cables acros 114 miles of desert and mountains to la)s An gles at an aggregate voltage of 14,000. This power would propel the gigantic ocean palace Cedric. plant, that of the Power Development company, lights Ma tter afield and runs its streetcars, having been In operation long enough to assure the practicability of subsequent but more stupendous engineering schemes. Other power stations are being built to develop power to operate the Huntington streetcar proper ties. Tlie Edison plant is resting in the neighborhood of 16,000,000. The statement has been printed that it will pay for itself in the tlrst tour years of opeq_Ugu. TIHIEATEIR.S THE AUDITORIUM. The Jessie Shirley company's presentation of "East Lynne" grows stronger as the engagement draws to a close and last night's performance produced an unusual display of emotion from the audi ence. The company closes Satur day for the summer vacation. THE WASHINGTON. There is not a weak number on the vaudeville program at. the Washington theater this week, the bill being one of exceptional merit. On Saturday afternoon the regular children's matinee will be given. SHE BEATS BIG CORPORATION SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9.—By sitting in a posthole every time workmen attempted to place a telegraph po'e in front of her home. Miss Vieva Hickey, 2637 Clay street, defied a big corporation and was declared the winner after a siege of several days. Miss Hickey is a remarkably pretty young woman, and is quite well known in society. She is a member of the choir of St. Mary's cathedral. "I just didn't want that horrid old pole in front of our house," she explained. "The workmen dug the hole before I discovered it. I ran out and sat on the edge of the ex cavation with my feet dangling in the hole. It was a terrible thing to do, but it accomplished my pur pose. The workmen finally placed the pole further down the street. SPECIAL RATES EAST. The Northern Pacific railway announces dates for special rates to eastern points as follows: July 2 and 3, August 7, 8 and 9, Septem ber 8 and 10, St. Paul, Omoha or Kansas City and return, $52.50; St. Iritis and return, $60.00; Chicago and return, $04.00. G. A. MITCHELL, O. A. Tho Spokane Press delivered to your house for 25c a month. Tela, phono Main 375. We Want Your [Trade And we are willing to meet you more than half way to get It. Tanglefoot Flypaper, 3 sheets for sc. 40c for full box. You can't buy it for that money any other place that we know of. All kiucis of bug ex terminators to relieve you of summer pests. Watson Drug Co. 421 Riverside Avenue. Fowles and McLean announce the opening of a first class lunch counter on the north side of Main aveue, between How ard and Wall. Everything of the best, and they will be pleased to serve their friends at the new loca tion. INLAND PRIDE Queen of All Bottled Boors Only 93.50 Per Case. 2 Dozen Quarts or 3 Dozes Pints. 75c for Empties. Telephone Malu 265. rm Antra Cures a Headache ITOWBLL DRUG CO., geyser nivr«i4e snj SjSQJSsn, Baseball Najatorium Park Sunday Aug. 12 Two games, one admission. DODD CLOTHING CO. vs. Powell-Sanders. N. P. vs. Rapp & Lloyd. Grandstand free. Admission 25c. WASHINGTON THEATER John F. Cordray, Manager. Horn© ©If [H&gfa Evwdng Admission, lower floor, 25c; bal cony, 15; matinees, 15c to any part of the house. Children. 10c. THE AUDITORIUM H. Hayward. Mgr. Tat It 11U Jessie Shirley Co. Tonight and All Week With Saturday kfattnee, presenting EAST LYNNE Price*— Lower floor, too and 40e; balcony, Uo; matinee, lio and ISO. Comique Theater Engagement eextraordlnary EVA VONtETTI Premier Coon Shouter and Lady Acrobat WITH FORTY OTHERS And the Comiue Stock company in the sensational melodrama, .. 'Escaped From the Law." MADE IN SPOKANE. The Washer that will wash the Collars and Cuffs of worklngmen's shirts absolutely clean without rub bing on the washboard. Of course, you don't believe that, but I have over 300 satisfied customers In Spokane who were also "from Mis souri" and had to be shown. Shall 1 send one and let you try It free. It is roller bearings and a child can run it. It rubs the clothes, The only correct method. Price $7.50. Manufactured by H. W. MANGOLD. Phone 3915. ASPHALT Broken Stone for Sale. The Barber Asp&aii Paving Co., Room tl Ex chaug* National Bang Building. Saokan*. YVaah. Warning Why wear ready made suite when you can get a suit made to measure ot all wool material for $15.00 Made In Spokane and tried on before finished at the The 3 Little Tailors No. 5 Washington St. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS We work through the winter, every day In the year; steady work; good wages. WASH. BRICK, LIME * MFG. CO. EARN A GOOD SALARY TELE GRAPHING. We will quality you in about five months. We guarantee posi tion to graduates. See us or write for literature. Spokane School ot Telegraphy, 322-323 Mohawk block. Spokane. A. BLUSSON will press your ault for 60c. Call up 2046. 3 Lincoln. Ladle* play billiard* and pool • very 2a y and evening at Pflator billiard parlor. *** Sarglnson Plumbing Co.. TeL lit, 222 Bernard, beiweem Main and Front ••• Nice oorner (ot and inside lot oa Eleventh avenuo, Cannon Hilt $ior.o for both, or will sell sepa rately. One-fourth cash. Oray A McCune Co., First ana Wall streets. Phone 320. oca Positively hlgboat price* paid fat caat off clothing. Nils B*evena, at 1711. Standard Fuel ds lo* Co., B4St FronL TeL «»S. Carbondalo. Rook Spring* and Summit coal, atartia Dolan. manager. DTxnro Ajsp ouajrnia woaxa Parisian Dyeing * Cleaning Works and Dreaa Pleating Factory, L, a. Loabmann, proprietor, baa moved to (OS rtrat avenuo, near Howard. Phone 1117. Mo soltottora. Freight furniture,, baggage and parcel delivery. TeL tl*-e Chavlee Staley, lit faotfl* avenue. South of N. P. depot 111-11 Highest price paid for aeeoad hand furniture. Tei. at. Ma. 114 River, ■tia. se-l NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Should yevr copy of The Pre** faS to reach you by • o'clock any ere ulng, pleeae do ua the favor to eaH op our main offlc* (Main 171) be tween • and 7 o'clock, aad wo will ■and you a copy at one* If you should rat** It mora than once, pleoao telephone ua ovary time you mlaa It. In this way we can be certain ot giving our aubacribera a perfect *ocr» Ins and H la tho only way. THM SFOKANB PRIM Best Oak Soles 818 eeond Aye. Men's - - 75c Ladies' • - 50c Goodyear Quick Repair Qeanse Your PloodJ The true way to cure all Blood Disease* Bmitll'i Nailvs , Herbs drive out pois on.. . h . impurities Best for Hh. um.iCU. Si..inn. h. h0..0t. Httto.y «nd Ll>.r trouble, Purely Vegetable rem ody- lie «nd tt ■' Dru« Sio.fi (M kkek lana.l WnM k» fSKC Trul Bin. Baufii's Native Hetb» t .. OsajAaa>esai *■ Im I ... I •» capital ,iiee see Surplus sad proftts..... tIIS.SS* Officers—Alfred CooHaja. president) A. Kuhn. vice prsstdsnt: Chas, a. kV tint*, eaahler, J. BUnar West. -tsIH ant snakier. Dlrectors—lf. if. Cawler. PacrMl Clark, Jamas Monaahaa, A. Kuka. A> U bL DruinaeUar, *. ELECTRIC FAINS A. C. AND D. A C. CURRENT. Vssflseel WANTED —MEN. PLUMbINO. ro» iau. OAST OFF «UTma FTTBX. BBAUTfaa. faoxfio lainna co. ■oasaksoxxeca, ■xooars auuro ÜbWbM Sewed On While You i WAIT Shoe Shop 112 Stevens St. Back of O. R. ft n Office. or avoKAsrn, win. JAS. F. STACIt 10 Rivaraldo Avenue PHONE tie.