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THe SpoKane Press Published Every Evening Except Sunday. SCRIPPS NEWS ASSOCIATION PRESS SERVICE. One cent per copy, six cents per week, twenty-five cenU per montn or S3 per year, delivered by carrier. No free copies. TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS—The date when your subscription expiras la on the sddress label of each paper. When that date arrives. If your subscription has not again been paid In advance, your name is taken from the list. A change of date on the address label Is a receipt City subscribers who fall to receive their copy of The Press befor» •:30 o'clock p. m. will confer a favor by reporting such to Main 375 616 Front Avenue. Telephone Main 175, Postofflce Box 4. SPOKANE FRANCHISES In criticising the dilatory tactics of the Home Telephone com pany and urging that it be required to live up to franchise agree ments The Press is not in any manner attempting to oppose com petition in this or any other line of public or private business. On the contrary this paper will consistently support all rivalry that confers benefits on patrons in reduced expense and better service. By no other means now practiced can these results be obtained. But The Press believes that a public service franchise is a pub lic asset, the high value of which is not always appreciated by citizens from which it must, or should, always come. It is a prop erty trust that should be as judiciously and carefully handled as the most important private business transaction. Every agreement made to Insure its faithful fulfillment should be as conscientiously formed and enforced as any other contract In the Home company case this agreement has not been com plied with and the city council, after the manner of city councils gen erally, has manifested no very perceptible Intention of requiring compliance. The usual promise of better behavior in future has been sufficient to smother any desire on tbe council's part that the already lapsed franchise be redeemed in business like activity by the grantees. As to the value of competition The Press has telephone troubles enough of its own dally to compel utterance that Spokane is now and has been burdened and bothered with the poorest sort of ser vice it is possible to inflict upon a good natured prosperous commu nity. It is certainly essential at this time to be assured of competi tion that will constitute something better than double trouble as well as expense. The same hide bound, non-progressive policy that has cost the Sunset the bulk of its business in Seattle and a still greater proportion of its harvest for years of monopoly in other cities and states, is still pursued In Spokane and would doubtless be continued did not certain prospects of competition force improve ment. The dual telephone system means double cost for the speedy communication now a necessity of business life, but it offers the only available defense against a corporation that has rarely ever been able to successfully maintain a uniformly considerate and de cent attitude toward the public. If the city council were as deeply concerned with public welfare now as prior to election it might ac complish some beneficial results by resurrecting tbe Pacific States company's franchise and measuring up the exact proportion of past and present compliance therewith. An English athletic authority says that 35 is the maximum age for a good athlete. Perhaps most people have noticed that professional athletes wear themselves out young. Prize fighters, sprinters and circus performers quit in early prime. But are these the real athletes? How much more true an athlete is the well-preserved farmer, ■who, at 65, can pitch as much hay as his son or grandson. The best athleticism is that which holds through the ripe years and enables a man to sit his horse as erectly at 80 as at 20. Samuel Sloan, the New York financier, has announced his theory that his good health at the age of 88 is due to his policy of mixing work with play. Russell Sage, who was nearly 90, passed practically his whole life in unremitting labor with no vacations. John D. Rockefeller, who is 67 and hale and hearty, gives much time to golf and other exercises. J. P. Morgan, who is 09 and shows no signs of retiring, is sel dom idle. Andrew Carnegie at 69 is about as lively a specimen of humanity as could be imagined, and has a wide variety of diversions. Hetty Green is 71, sticks close to work, and is just entering up on a new and important career as tbe successor to Russell Sage as the great money lender of Wall-st. Surely here are sufficient notable instances of strenuous ath leticism at advanced age to prove that 3. r > years is not the maximum. Multimillionaires arc given as examples because that is the class of peop'.e the American people pay most attention to, and for the further reason that all of them have led very busy lives. Taken collectively, they present important evidence of tho value of toll and temperance. But these are by no means unique. Millions of men and women less known have had health as the result of steady activity, and are Btill active, strong and serene in old age. The kind of athleticism that fails at 35 is the wrong kind of athleticism. It is the tense, violent, virtuous sort of skill in mere spectacular accomplishment. The proof of real athleticism Is health and activity in old age. Healthful and happy old age Is the final proof of right living. And the farmer at 65 who does as much work as he did at 30 and with as keen zest, ,is as good an example as the liveliest millionaire. INLAND PRIDE Queen of All Bottled Been Only $3.50 Per Cas*. X Dozen Quarts or 3 Dozen Pints. 75c for Empties. Telephone Main 265. ID TI4KKS' IUTIONAI IMB or aoroxAarm, wan. Capital !MO.M« Brarplu* and profit* IHO.SOt Officers—Alfred Cool idee, prealdeot; A- Kuhn. Tie* president: Cham. 8. ha tin**, cashier; I. 13 mar Wart, aaalat ert aaahlar. tHractora -U M. Dewier. Pulrlak Clark, Jamaa Monartaa, A. Kuhn. Al trt*_Co<*%tm*t IX It. DiwnaaUar. A Prevents Diphtheria !»«. StowaU Dru« Co.. Cornar Ktv*r»lda rt BHanr—m*, Th* Press delivered at your door far 25c par month. Phono 375. REAL ATHLETICISM - Watson's Clover Cream Is a big seller these days; it removes tan and sunburn and makes the skin soft and white. 25c bottle. ASPHALT Broken Stone for Selo. Nt SOPbCP Aspnaii Paving Co., Boca *1 K»ehan«* National Bant •uUdu*. Spokane, Was* Entered at Spokane. Wash., as Second Jlass Matter WATSON DRUG CO. 401 RIVERSIDE COURT SERVES HIM SAMPLE E. Ci. Clow, a freak corn doctor who affected the long Buffalo Bill hair and goatee, was fined $10 in Justice Hinkle's court yesterday for talking too much. He might have got off with a fine of about $1 and costs if he had kept his mouth shut. It seems fbe other night he was harancueing a crowd on the corner of Main avenue and Stevens street and claimed to be lecturing on socialism. He com menced to lecture the courts about the rights of a free American citi zen and the court showed him some. ARRESTED BY TELEPHONE LEWISTON, Idaho. Aug. 16.— Under technical arrest for not turning over the city treasurer's books, Miss Anna Nelson started for Moscow last evening iv the custody of her father. The war rant was served by telephone and Mr. Nelson agreed to produce his daughter at Moscow this morning. The arrest results from a factional political fight in which Miss Nel son was worsted. IMPORTED AND DEPORTED Two printers who were imported from England to St. Paul for the Pioneer Press job department were deported recently. The men were brought to this country to take the places of the printers now on strike for the eight hour day. FOR DANCING. A dancing frock for the August watering place is of periwinkle blue crepe with a berthe of French lace. The gown veils a foundation of ecru liberty satin, and over it runs vertical lines of rose pink. This trimming is also satin. The lace which forms the should er berthe is overlaid with bold mo tifs of Irish crochet. Against the skin. In the round neck, is a deli cate mechlin, which contrasts strongly with the lace of the ber the. Flounces of the mechlin make a finish at the elbow sleeves. The Parisienne touch isi given the frock iv the black satin girdle at the waist. This is carried high at the left side to vanish under the flat rosette which Is centered with a jeweled button. Hl*B CRUSADE AGAINST THE ALTOS-NO. 2. spokane folks camping in colonies Camping out Is one of tho sum mer pleasures open to the Si>o kaneite who cannot afford a sum mer home or a cottage by a lake. This habit has grown wonderfully in the past few years and now there is no way hy which an ac curate statement of the number of, campers now out of Spokane can be made. Trolley lines make camp ing in this country both cheap and convenient. , Favorite resorts are the various lakes within easy reaching distance of the city—Sucker. Clear. Hayden. Newman, Liberty, Loon, Silver, Medical and Coeur d'Alene. The more accessible of these lakes sees the all-summer camp of a number of families, the head of each .Which makes the run to and from town each day. This is in general the character of tlie arrangements at Liberty and Medical lakes. The almost universal custom of taking two weeks vacation makes it possible for a family to camp at any of the lakes for the time al lowed from business posts. The expense is not very great and an outfit is within reach of nearly every provident man. One of two methods is usually followed by the would-be camper. There is little or no renting of tents from the stores. Instead of an out and out rent, the camper purchases a tent and at the end of the season sells it back to the es tablishment for a price less than paid for by the amount of damage done to the tent. A new 10x12 tent can be bought for 17.73, and if returned in good condition will bring at least half of the original purchase price. Many owners of lands near the lakes do a regular business of fur nishing a real "furnished" tent and outfit for $5 a week. These have a floor and all the camp utensils necessary for running a summer establishment. Many prefer this plan to that of carting cots, camp stoves and other accessories to and from the city. These "colo nies" usually have, for instance, water piped through the streets of the tented town and wood is haul ed to the doors. JIM BEFORE THE BATTLE MOTHER (STlpps News Association.* TACOMA, Aug. 16. —A 12 mije march Is on the schedule for tlie Washington state guard today. This is in preparation for the sham battle which will be waged tomor row between the Blues and the Browns. The men are in good con dition and their work has com pared very favorably with the reg ulars. Washington 'has as good a guard as is at the encampment. A Word From Josh Wise. drug stores." wouldn't be so many their money, there guard their health like '•Ef people tried ter THE BPOKANI PRESS SEATTLE SPIRIT PEDDLES BAD MEAT TACOMA, Aug. 16.—Seattle par ties have been arrested here for attempting to sell putrid and unlit meat which had been shipped in from Seattle sources. Two men forfeited bonds rather than appear? for trial. According to the health officer not a single piece of meal in the consignment was good. EASTERN VISITORS IN TOWN. A Pennsylvania excursion train brought too visitors to Spokane to day, who were given a trolley ride about the city by the chamber of commerce. Secretary Monroe and Ren Rice acted as guides and es corts. Representative Dixon of Mon tana announces that he is a can- lidate for tlie United States to succeed W. A. Clark and not for 'e-election to congress. Little Cecil Brittan, who disap peared from Toll Gate, Wash., last month is supposed to have been kidnapped by sheepherders. Of ficers are searching camps. Irrigation has reduced water In Columbia and Snake rivers and has reduced waters in former until annual June freshet may cease to be noticed. John O. Peters, merchant and pioneer of Council, Idaho, has been arrested on charge of Incendiary attempt to burn Lowe &. Jones' store. Under 11000 bond. A stockade is being built around a quarry near chehalis for the pen ning in of state convicts who work on Lewis county roads. Freight Traffic Manager Sproule of the Southern Pacific lias re signed to accept the position of traffic manager of the various in dustries controlled by the smelting combiuc. If Pendleton, Ore., people will give an equal amount for main tenance, \V. M. Brown will give the Pendleton academy a $10,000 dor mitory. Wardner, Idaho, has an epidemic of wife beating. Almost every day some Wardnerite indulges In the pastime of thumping his spouse. Lewiston, Idaho, taxpayers are objecting to the city estimates, which call for 120,000 more than last year. A combination refrigerator and water filter has been patented hy Mrs. Libhie Borden of 359 Fifth aveatte, this ci<y. IR@m®Mils>®ir we give Double Stamps Friday and Saturday—that means 10 stamps with every shirt you buy. IN A NUTSHELL SPECIAL SALE" D TO© M®m 9 8lfk© $!irfts At th® L@w@§ft Me® @ff th® Emttfir© §wmm®v §®m®sn NOT A CLEARANCE, BUT A VERY REMARKABLE SPECIAL 'PURCHASE OF BRAND NEW AND STYLISH SHIRTS FROM ONE OF THE LARGEST MANUFAC TURERS IN THE COUNTRY. IT IS AN EVENT THAT SHOULD INSTANTI>Y ATTRACT ATTENTION AND CROWD THE SHIRT WAIST DEPARTMENT (on Main Floor, Rear) TO ITS LIMIT. THE SHIRTS ARE EMPHATICALLY THE BEST BARGAIN IN SPOKANE AND THE BEST BARGAIN OF THE WHOLE SUMMER. A§ T© Mtdhi OVER 10000 MEN'S NEGLIGEE AND DRESS SHIRTS In this lot, shirts that •would sell regularly at 75e to 85c, some even as high as $1.00. Materials are madras, percales, gingham and cheviots, In late pattern figure checks and stripes In white nnd nary tinted background in all shades. Styles similar to illustration and designs of others to choose from. Plain and plaited bosoms. Sizes 14% to 17. With, and without collars and cuffs. , Oil Sulfe Mdtay Ami Suftisirdkyc, E&dfo <> • o THIS FIRE HAS BURNED FOR TRIRTV YEARS Unceasingly for more than 30 years, night and day, a great fire has been burning at Port Blakely, on the shores of I'uget Sound, Washington. The nre, however, Is of man's making and will proba bly burn unceasingly for another 30 years or more, for its fuel is the refuse from the Port Blakely lumber mills, one of the largest plants of its kind in the world, and it is estimated that it will take and drying processes, is used to destroy the great damp masses of sawdust that pours in from the giant mills When it is consid ered that the daily output of the. AUNT POLLY'S CORNER To keep off mosquitos rub the ex posed parts with kerosene. The odor Is not noticed after a few minutes, and children especially are much relieved hy Its use. Camphor placed in trunks or bureau drawers will prevent mice from entering;. A handful of flour bound on a OUt will stop bleeding. Spots on towels and hosiery will disappear with little trouble if a lillie ammonia Is put Into enougn water to soak, the articles. They should soak for an hour or two be fore washing. By rubbing a fresh lemon thor oughly into a soured sponge and rinsing tt several times in luke warm water it will become as weet as when new. this great mill and the 1007 other sawmills of Washington and Ore gon more than half a century to turn the 420,000,000,000 ft. of stand ing timber of those two states into lumber. An average of 0,000,000,- --000 ft. a year Is now being cut. The picture shows tho giant consumer of the Port Ulakely mills, and beside it tb* heap of burning scrap lumber which keeps going the fire that has already burned steadily for half a lifetime. The consumer, fitted with drafts Blakely mills reaches 350,000 ft. or lumber, the Importance of tho saw dust consumer and the refuse flro Is plain. Were both not kept burn ing constantly, the great mills would bo swamped in their own waste. WHEN YOU PAY THE DOY FOB THE PRESS RE SURE TO GET A RECEIPT AND HAVE HIM 'SIGN IT WITH HIS FULL NAME, NOT A NUMiBER. ALSO PLEASE RE TAIN YOUR LATEST RECEIPT. IF IN DOUBT AT ANY TIME CALL THE OFBTCE Wh@m Mdm THURSDAY, AtMsUVT m STAMPS means just 10 per cent gain for you In all your purchases made Friday and Saturday. MADE IN SPOKANE. The Washer that will wash the Collars and Cuffs of workingmen'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 I send one and let you try it free. It is roller hearings and a child can run tt. It rubs tho clothes, The only correct method. Price $7.50. Manufactured by H. W. MANGOLD. Phone 3915. 818 econd Aye. Have you corns? If so, yon can lose them by using Watson's Ano dyne Corn Curo. 25c, guaranteed. WATSON DRU6 GO • 401 RIVERSIDE The Spokane Press delivered to your house for 25c a month. Tele phone Main 375.